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Monmouth College to Dedicate Center for Civic and Social Change

A scholar who has combined her research with service to others will help dedicate Monmouth College’s Center for Civic and Social Change on Sept. 14. Esther Ngumbi, an entomologist at the University of Illinois who has founded organizations that empower farmers and youth in Kenya, will give the keynote address at the dedication of the…
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Take Control and Be Prepared in Your Diabetes Management

Diabetes management can be difficult on a regular day, but even more challenging during a major storm or in the instance of evacuating your home. OSF HealthCare Holy Family Diabetes Education Coordinator Tina Canada states one should plan ahead and build a Go Bag: “So what you want to think about is putting your diabetes…
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Senior Health Fair Hosted by OSF and The Strom Center

OSF Holy Family Medical Center and Strom Center are hosting a Senior Health Fair tomorrow morning. All Warren and Henderson county seniors are invited to take advantage of the various screenings offered at the event, including foot, A1C, cholesterol, eye, and blood pressure screenings. General physical and mental health questions can be answered by the…
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City of Galesburg Water Testing Results Improving with No Tests Exceeding the Action Level

The City of Galesburg recently completed the required U.S. EPA water quality testing for lead for 2019.  This testing consisted of collecting 30 samples from homes with lead service lines or lead solder.  The City continues to have improving results.  During this round of testing, the City had zero exceedances with the highest result being…
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Ken Springer Talks on New Cannabis Dispensary Coming to Galesburg

It has been a busy month for the Knox county Area Partnership for Economic Development. This last month has seen plans to reuse the former Aldi building on main street in downtown Galesburg for multiple new businesses, including a coffee shop and adult-use cannabis dispensary. Ken Springer, President of the Knox County Area Partnership for…
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Representative Norine Hammond on Illinois Pensions

At the September 6, 2019, Ag Round Table, Illinois House Representative Norine Hammond talked about the current pension crisis in the state of Illinois. As tensions have risen over the subject of pensions in Illinois, Representative Hammond remains vigilant in her choice to fight to maintain the current plan for state pension payments, which should…
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Jamieson Center Offers New Weekend Meals Program

The Jamieson Community Center’s program, “Weekend Meals”, ensures that children K-6 in Warren county are eating safe, healthy meals over the weekend. The food from the program comes from River Bed Food Bank, and meals include whole grain cereals and crackers, shelf stable milk and protein, and come in a wide variety of different meals…
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Top Women In Leadership Share Monmouth Connection

WEEK News 25 has announced its 19th annual 25 Women in Leadership award winners. The prestigious awards are given annually thanks in part to the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsors Soderstrom Skin Institute and UnityPoint Health. The awards are designed to recognize women of all ages from the young to the mature, all…
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Monmouth College’s Great Lecture Series Returns for Second Year

Are you ready for some great lectures? If the answer is “Yes,” then Monmouth College football fans will want to make the short pre-game trek to Hewes Library for the second year of the Great Lecture Series. Started last fall, the series features a talk by a Monmouth faculty member on the morning of each…
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Switzer, Bratcher Detail Mental Health Challenges Facing MPD

During a recent mental health froum hosted by Prairie Communications, members of the Monmouth Police Department outlined challenges the Department is facing in terms of mental health. Lieutenant Joe Bratcher says mental health training among MPD officers and starting the process of hospitalizing an individual are two of the challenges the department faces. Another challenge…
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City Council Meeting Summary 09.03.2019

Next City Council Meeting – September 16th , 201 9 at 6:00 PM Official Minutes available at www.cityofmonmouth.com 1– Presentations Or Citizen Inquiries Robert Purchase Jr. spoke to City Council regarding the recent discussion on the recreational sale of marijuana from retail outlets in Monmouth. Purchase spoke to the problems involved with banning sales inside…
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The Latest Monmouth City Council Meeting

At the latest Monmouth City Council meeting, local residents spoke to the council about the pros and cons of banning and allowing sale of recreational marijuana within the city. Topics brought up include challenges associated with recreational marijuana within the city while many of Monmouth’s neighboring cities will begin to sell the new products. Rod…
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