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M-R District Update

Sickness continues to linger this winter as attendance has been down a bit at Monmouth-Roseville schools among students and teachers. To help combat the germs, Superintendent Ed Fletcher says the district uses an antiseptic: “They are sprayers that spray an antiseptic in the air that has ions in it and is able to wrap itself…
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Accumulating Snow and Bitter Cold

***Courtesy of NWS Quad Cities***
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Senior Nutrition Meals

The Jamison Center continues to get calls for senior nutrition meals in Warren and Henderson County. Executive Director Nancy Mowen says they serve a large area…. “We also have congregant meal sites for people who are able to get out and about. We serve at Strom Center, We serve in Roseville on Mondays, We serve…
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Monmouth students study wildlife, Mayan ruins on ‘eye-opening’ trip to Belize

News from Monmouth College For more information contact: Duane Bonifer, dbonifer@monmouthcollege.edu MONMOUTH, IL.- In one respect, Monmouth College biology professor James Godde saved the best for last for the 27 students who accompanied him and two other faculty members on a two-week study-abroad trip in January to the Central American countries of Belize and Guatemala.…
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Ample Soil Moisture Heading into 2020 Planting

An average amount of snowfall this winter has allowed for an ample amount of soil moisture heading into the 2020 planting season. Joe Franks, Agronomist at West Central FS, states it is good to see our area not entering the spring with drought conditions: “With a normal winter here, I think it is kind of…
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NRCS Upcoming Deadlines

The Soil and Water Conservation District election day is Tuesday, February 18th at the Monmouth office, 701 North Main Street. Running for re-election is Matt Dutton, Terry Davis, and Richard Youngquist. The office will be open from 7 am to 5 pm for those wanting to place their ballot. Friday, February 28th is the deadline…
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Spend Valentine’s Weekend at the BCA

The BCA Armory Players are presenting ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ this weekend in the Buchanan Center for the Arts gallery. Executive Director Kristyne Gilbert shares the production is a six person cast: “Six individuals who make a commitment in seventh grade, if you can imagine that, and holding them to that. It is just a real…
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WCHD : Low Risk for Coronavirus in U.S.

Stringent policies and procedures are put in place to combat the coronavirus making the risk very low in the United States. Jenna Link, Administrator at the Warren County Health Department, advises precautions we take now for the seasonal flu will help to prevent any outbreak: “The things that we plan for every year with season…
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Abe Lincoln Trivia Night

Next Monday night, February 17th, the Warren County Lincoln Foundation is sponsoring an Abraham Lincoln Trivia night at the Warren County Public Library. Tom Best with the foundation has more details: “You can have anywhere from two to six people on your team. These are the prizes, $100 for first place, $75 for second place,…
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KCAP Hosting Annual Leadership Breakfast

The Knox County Area Partnership is hosting their annual Leadership Breakfast April 17. The breakfast will be held at Cedar Creek Hall in Galesburg starting at 7:45 AM and will focus on “ideas and directions that economic development can go,” according to KCAP President Ken Springer. Springer announced who the keynote speaker of the breakfast…
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Late Start to the Seasonal Flu

A late start to the flu season is the trend as Influenza B cases are hitting hard and unfortunately sticking around. Rest and fluids is the typical treatment for the flu, but for some strains out there it has been difficult to shake and medical attention is needed. Jenna Link, Administrator at the Warren County…
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Illinois State Police Cold Case Featured On Cable Television Show “In Pursuit With John Walsh”

The episode entitled “A Personal Mission,” features the 2005 murder investigation of Lindsay Harris, a personal family friend of John Walsh.  The episode (Season 2, Episode 4) includes interviews of two current and one retired Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 4 investigators.  Lindsay Harris was last seen alive May 4, 2005, on…
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