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The Prime Beef Festival Kicks off its 70th Anniversary

Tonight, the annual Prime Beef Festival kicks off this evening with the Prime Beef Festival Run and Parade at 5:00 pm, and the opening of the Prime Beef Festival Fairground’s armband night. Entry numbers in both the parade and number of volunteers have gone up since previous festivals, and Prime Beef Festival Committee President Dave…
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Galesburg Fall Clean-up Days will be September 16 – 20

The City of Galesburg will hold clean-up days September 16 – 20, 2019. During this week, residential refuse customers are encouraged to clean out attics, garages, basements, and backyards to get rid of any large unwanted items. Place these items on the curb on your regular refuse pick-up day by 6 a.m. and free pick-up…
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This Year’s Warren County Prime Beef Festival Court

Preparations for the Warren county Prime Beef Festival are well underway this week, and this year’s pageant winners know better than anyone how busy the next week will be for everyone involved. This year’s court includes Prime Beef Princess, Madelene Blaesing, 1st runner up Kiera Randolph, 2nd runner up Callie Lantz, and 3rd runner up…
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This Month’s Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Events

The Galesburg Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a busy month, with a wide variety of public events to be hosted in the Galesburg area. Events include the ‘Young Professionals Networking Meeting’, hosted at the Knox County Brewing Co. tonight at 5:30 pm. Adult professionals looking to bolster their resume and LinkedIn are encouraged…
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Senate Week In Review

A number of bills sponsored by Senate Republican lawmakers have been signed into law during the week, including measures expanding youth hunting, shining light on ADA violations, seeking to repurpose a state facility, and increasing safety. Also during the week, the Illinois Gaming Board announced that it is seeking public comment on Illinois’ sports wagering.…
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HCHD Holding Emergency Exercise in October

Henderson County Health Department will be holding a mock emergency exercise this month. The exercise will focus on removing, or assisting, people from the senior housing complex in Okwaka. Public Health Emergency Coordinator for HCHD Sharon Graham tells us what the goal of the exercise is. “Our goal is at some point in time, a…
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Prepare for Natural Disasters: Henderson County Health Department

With a brutal winter forecasted and the possibility of a natural disaster, Sharon Graham of the Henderson County Health Department has some ideas to keep people safe. Graham says to get a plan in place and have supplies in case of an emergency. These supplies include water, a whistle that can be used to seek…
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Recent Crop Tour Shows Sporadic Crops, Wind Damage

On a recent a crop tour conducted from an airplane, Warren Henderson Farm Bureau President Jared Kunkle saw multiple things. Kunkle says there was wind damage from a recent storm. However, Kunkle says the damage was sporadic. Kunkle also says that the crops themselves were sporadic as well. Some crops look well, but other crops…
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5th Annual Monarch Migration Festival Coming Up

The 5th Annual Monarch Migration Festival is quickly approaching. Event activities include an open talk on the endangerment status of the monarch butterfly with conservation experts, a nature-themed art exhibition hosted by Natalie Shelley, short stories told by local Galesburg librarians, a short educational seminar on the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, and a…
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United Sports Boosters Announce New Fundraising Initiative

The United Sports Boosters has announced the inception of the ‘First Annual United All-Sports Tailgate’ fundraiser. The fundraiser, run by the United Sports Boosters, will be held on Saturday, September 14th at 5:00 pm at the Monmouth VFW. Attendees will be given two complimentary meals and beverages, and are invited to stay and listen to…
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One Monmouth Resident Arrested

Henderson County Sheriff, Steven Haynes reports the arrest of Angel M. Logsdon, age 40 of Monmouth, IL, 7 months after being released from Jail. On Monday, August 26th, 2019 Logsdon was arrested in Peoria County,IL on a Henderson County warrant for Violation of Probation, Concealment of Homicidal Death. Logsdon was involved in the homicidal death…
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CASA is Always Looking for New Volunteers

CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocate program, is an organization that serves Knox, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough counties in speaking for and supporting the best interests of children in the foster care system. CASA is currently recruiting new volunteers for their Special Advocate program, and is hosting a training course in October. New advocates would…
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