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Little Miss Warren County 2018: Jenson Parkins

The 25th annual Miss, Junior Miss, and Little Miss Warren County Fair Queen Pageant was held this past Saturday at Eldridge Park in Roseville. Jenson Parkins garnered the crown for the position of Little Miss Warren County edging out 17 other hopefuls. Jenson is a 7-year old student at Immaculate Conception School and the daughter…
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Pietrowski Shines at 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games

Earlier this month, Sam Pietrowski of Special Olympics Warren County participated in the 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games in Seattle, Wash. The 2017 Monmouth-Roseville High School graduate competed in four events and was able to bring home some hardware. “I got one gold in javelin. In my running long jump, I had a silver, which…
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United High School Update

The United School District held their monthly board meeting Thursday July 12th. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt shared items discussed, including summer maintenance, and security and electrical upgrades. Also, the 10 year life safety survey was approved at the meeting, now the district is waiting for approval from the state before jumping in and accomplishing more projects…
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Galesburg NAACP Supports Local Kids with Back-to-School Efforts

Galesburg NAACP Branch #3016 is holding their annual Back-to-School Cookout at Kiwanis Park on Aug. 11. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature many vendors from Galesburg including: the Galesburg Police Department, Fire Department, Health Department, the Galesburg Public Library, and more. Each summer, the organization raises money to buy…
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Teddy Bear Child Development Center & Preschool Fundraiser Event

The 4th Annual Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos fundraiser event for Teddy Bear Child Development Center & Preschool is happening Saturday August 4th from 5 to 10pm at the Rivoli Theater in Monmouth. Gary Pullen, operator of Teddy Bear, shares how the dueling pianos show works: “This is a comedy. The big thing for us…
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Warren Achievement Center Update

The new Rec Center for the achievers at Warren Achievement is up and running very smoothly. The building was made possible by donations and memorial funds. Sean Cavanaugh, Marketing Coordinator at Warren Achievement, shares how the new Rec Center has become a big success: “It’s wonderful, it’s a great thing. They have a lot of…
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Alexis Native Speaks About Navy Experience

PEARL HARBOR – A 2013 United High School graduate and Alexis, Illinois, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise known as the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Petty Officer 3rd Class Connor French is a gas turbine systems technician aboard USS O’Kane, currently operating out…
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Pack the Lot at Granny's Dinner Bell

Pack the Lot is happening now at Granny’s Dinner Bell until late Friday. They are collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude’s. Krissy Stewart, owner of Granny’s Dinner Bell, explains the inspiration for the event: “I’ve got to spend time at the Ronald McDonald House myself. I was taking care of my…
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Strom Center Update

Medicare drug plans have a coverage gap, otherwise known as the doughnut hole, putting a temporary limit on the drug plan to cover medicine. Carol McCrery, Executive Director at Strom Center, and the other staff do not want this to happen to you. If you have found yourself in this coverage gap and are unsure…
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Principal Joe Buresh Talks Costa Catholic Academy

Joe Buresh, a retired superintendent from Annawan school district, has just completed his first year as Costa Catholic Academy’s principal. He describes the past year as being outstanding and that a lot of positive changes have been made to improve the school, including increasing mathematics curriculum, promoting a school culture that is conducive to teaching…
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VOICE Program Set for Summer Play

The VOICE program offers before and after school programming for students in the Monmouth-Roseville and United school districts. The program helps support two plays during the spring and summer. The summer edition for 2018 will have showings this Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Monmouth-Roseville High School Auditorium. Incoming M-R freshman Kendall Ferry…
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Suicide Documentary Coming to Orpheum

Suicide affects everyone in some way, shape, or form; that is why Stacy Brown and Bridgeway want to continue bringing attention to and talking about this tragic subject. “In Illinois specifically, one person takes their life every six hours. In the state of Illinois, more people die by suicide than by homicide. Also in Illinois,…
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