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U of I Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture Dr. Chelsea Harbach Says Tar Spots May Be a Concern

After crazy weather this spring and hot temperatures before the official start of summer, depending on the weather going forward, concerns about tar spots on corn, which is tricky to manage, especially with warm temperatures. University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator Dr. Chelsea Harbach offers these tips when applying fungicide: Harbach also advises when…
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Bug Bites, Poison Ivy, Minor Burn? Virtual Urgent Care Might be Your Best Option this Summer

Your toddler spent the day in the pool and now has a weird rash that’s kept her up all night. You’re feeling a familiar pain and you just know it’s a urinary tract infection but you’re leaving for vacation in the morning. These are typical summertime scenarios, and instead of having to wait until a…
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Monmouth Police Department Begins Fourth of July Safety Campaign to Encourage Safe and Sober Driving

Monmouth PD announced plans for stepped-up July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run through the early-morning hours of July 5.  “It’s simple: If you’re driving, don’t drink or use marijuana or other drugs,” said Chief Joe Switzer. “Our officers will be working around the clock…
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Next’s Tuesday’s Primary Features Two Republican Incumbents in Newly Drawn District

With a week left for campaigning before Primary Election Day, the race for the 15th Congressional District remains hotly contested. Two Republicans are running for the job, both incumbents, as the new district maps are forcing them to face each other. Rodney Davis of Taylorville has represented the 13th district since 2013, while Mary Miller…
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United School District Amends Final Budget for 2021-2022 Academic Year

At the final United School Board meeting for the 2021-2022 academic year, the board amended their budget for the last time of the year, says Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt: The district also had to purchase new Chromebooks as their license was outdated. **Written by WMOI/WRAM Director of Communications Kelsey Crain**
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Two Vehicle Personal Injury Crash in McDonough County

WHAT:                      Two Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash WHERE:                   Illinois Route 336 westbound at 150E, McDonough County WHEN:                      June 22, 2022 at approximately 2:51 p.m. VEHICLE:               …
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ROE #33 Receives Community Partnership Grant to Support Local Efforts in Developing Behavioral and Mental Health Within the Schools

A busy summer is ahead for the Regional Office of Education #33. After all the unknowns over the past two years through the pandemic within the local school districts, different opportunities for students were discovered as many worked together to achieve the goal of learning. Looking to the next school year this fall, Assistant Regional…
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Local Farmer Andy Huston Talks Replant with Recent Hailstorms

Odd weather patterns recently have brought three different bouts of hail to the local area causing some farmers to replant corn and beans this growing season, shares local farmer Andy Huston: “We lost over 50% of the corn plants, which is the biggest hailstorm I’ve ever had. They were counting out of 33,000 plants, 17,000…
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Ben Nemtin and Kate Fagan Keynote Speakers at Bridgeway’s Discover Wellness Summit in September

Bridgeway is partnering with Carl Sandburg College to once again host a Discover Wellness Summit on Friday, September 23rd on the Sandburg campus in Galesburg. Bridgeway’s Vice President of Behavioral Health Services Stacy Brown shares the event will feature two renowned keynote speakers: “The first is Ben Nemtin. He was on MTV’s The Buried Life.…
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Colts Drum & Bugle Corps to Give Free Public Performance of its’ Competitive Show on June 26 at Monmouth College

The Drum Corps International Colts Drum & Bugle Corps from Dubuque, Iowa, will perform its 2022 competitive show “The Silk Road” at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Monmouth College’s April Zorn Memorial Stadium. In addition to the free community performance of the show, all of the Colts’ rehearsals through June 29 are free and…
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Dual Enrollment STEM Course Pathway

Quad Cities region students interested in preparing for four-year programs in science, technology, engineering or mathematics-related or STEM fields have a new opportunity to take university courses while they are still enrolled in high school.Students can get a jump start on university STEM-related courses and prepare for university-based academic programs. Students have the opportunity to…
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Local Stoneware Fest and Swap Meet This Saturday

The Stoneware Museum of Monmouth is hosting a Stoneware Fest and Swap meet this Saturday, June 25th from 8 am to 2 pm. Curator Carol Parrish previews what can be seen during the event: The Stoneware Museum of Monmouth is located at 507 South Sunny Lane and open Saturdays 8 am to 4 pm. **Written…
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