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Monmouth on the Move Coming to Harvest Bible Chapel August 1

Monmouth on the Move, an event created by the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, is being held Thursday, August 1 at the Harvest Bible Chapel Ministry Center. Tickets for the event are 12 dollars and a catered lunch will be served. Harvest Bible Chapel will showcase their “Love Monmouth” campaign. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director…
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Market Alley Music Days is Tomorrow

The next installment of Market Alley Music Days is tomorrow, July 11, from 11:30 am to one pm. Granny’s Dinner Bell will be serving food and No Reason will be performing live music. Executive Director for the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Amy Patterson tells us what is on the agenda for next week. “Next…
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Diabetes Support Group Being Held July 22 at OSF

OSF Holy Family Medical Center is hosting their monthly Diabetes Support Group on Monday, July 22 in the OSF Wellness classroom at five pm. The topic for the class is “stocking the cupboard”. The class is free and open to the public. Soup, salad, and dessert will be served for five dollars. Diabetes Education Coordinator…
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OSF, Jamieson Center, Hosting Healthy Meals on a Budget

OSF Holy Family Medical Center and Jamieson Community Center are hosting their monthly Healthy Meals on a Budget Program Thursday, July 25 at the Jamieson Center. The program consists of meal planning, providing healthy food choices, and preparing a healthy meal. Participants will prepare a turkey ranch wrap, a chop chop salad, and a “skinny”…
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Brad Ray Named President of Security Savings Bank, Monmouth, Illinois

Security Bancorp MHC and Security Savings Bank, of Monmouth, Illinois, are pleased to announce that Brad Ray has been named as the next President.  Ray has been in banking for 28 years and worked for Roseville State Bank, Monmouth Trust and Savings Bank, Midwest Bank of Western Illinois and most recently Rabo Bank.  He will…
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Stone Hayes is Looking for Personal Assistants

Stone Hayes Center for Independent Living, an adult transition nursing home that serves in Knox, Henderson and Warren counties, are looking for new Personal Assistants. Training begins July 25 in Biggsville and July 26 in Galesburg. There are no requirements to becoming a Personal Assistant. Carey Bewley of Stone Hayes Center for Independent Living details…
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Jesse White Issues Statement Regarding Policy on Granting Access to DL/ID photos

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said today that his office does not share information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or any other law enforcement agency on the issue of a person’s legal status in the United States. White made his comment in response to published stories saying that ICE and the Federal Bureau…
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Knox County 4-H Fair

WHAT: During the course of the week, 4-H members will participate and be judged on their projects. WHEN: Saturday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 16 (see schedule below) WHERE: Knox County Fairgrounds 1392 Knox Hwy 9 Galesburg, IL 61401 VISUAL:  Approximately 220 participants will show their project(s) throughout the week.  In 4-H, members learn about…
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AccuWeather Predicts the 2019 Corn Yield Will be the Lowest Since 2012

AccuWeather predicts the 2019 U.S. yield for corn will be the lowest since 2012. A new AccuWeather analysis estimates there will be 13.03 billion bushels of corn, based on 167 bushels per acre on 78 million acres harvested. On the positive side, “It’s a little bit of a blessing for the farmers who did plant…
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IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Last week, residents of southern California experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.  To this day, residents continue to experience significantly powerful aftershocks. The event served as a stark reminder that earthquakes can happen anywhere in the world and at any time of day.  In fact, records indicate Illinois and several other states in…
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Second Annual Improv Comedy Night Coming Soon

The Monmouth-Roseville Titans Performing Arts Booster will be hosting their second annual Improv Comedy Night on Saturday, July 27 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Fusion Theater. The show is inspired by the show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” a popular improve show that was created by Drew Carey in the early 2000s.…
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New Bookstore Coming Soon to Galesburg

A new bookstore is opening in Galesburg in August that has Knox County Area Partnership President Ken Springer “excited”. Wordsmith Bookshoppe, an independent bookstore that will sell 55 different genres of books and 1,500 magazine titles, are remodeling the space formerly owned by Ride and Run on 235 East Main Street. Springer says Wordsmith Bookshoppe…
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