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Galesburg Parks & Rec Offers Full Spring Break Slate

Elizabeth Varner with Galesburg Parks and Recreation highlighted some activities for young children and teenagers over the popular spring break period. There will be two opportunities for youngsters to see the Easter Bunny over spring break. On Friday, Mar. 23, the Hawthorne Gym and Pool will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m with…
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School & Program Spotlight: March

Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School is the focus of our School Spotlight and Program Spotlight for the month of March. MRJHS’s Student Council has added another dimension of excitement and opportunity to the building according to Principal Don Farr: “These guys have just done a fantastic job of adding, bringing color, and bringing a lot of…
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Cavanaugh Details Storytelling Program for Warren Achievement

Warren Achievement Center recently received a grant from the Buchanan Center for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council Agency, and National Endowment of the Arts. This money will be put toward a project to help achievers express themselves through storytelling, according to Warren Achievement’s Sean Cavanaugh. “Not all of our achievers can just sit down and…
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Stone Hayes Searching for Personal Assistants

Stone Hayes Center for Independent Living in Galesburg is in need of personal assistants in Warren and Henderson counties. Lynn Voeller with the organization says now is the time to get involved if you want to make a difference, with trainings running through June. “My main thing is – you have to have the heart…
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Chief Switzer Talks Latest Crimes in Monmouth

The winter weather, for the most part, is behind us for 2018. Monmouth Police Chief Joe Switzer believes that is why some crimes, especially car burglaries, have returned to prominence in the area. A reported 10 burglaries happened in the area just last week. The Monmouth Police Department will do everything they can to combat…
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Galesburg Businesses Recognized by Chamber

A handful of awards were handed out last Thursday night at the 40th annual Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards and Banquet Dinner. Jim and Kae Hankes of Thrushwood Farms took home the Innovative Excellence Award. Jason Paulsgrove of Midwest Uniform Supply garnered the Small Business of the Year Award. And Mark Lee of…
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Scholarship Deadline for Carl Sandburg College Approaches

Scholarships are readily available for students attending the Carl Sandburg College. Danielle Williams, coordinator of Alumni and Scholarships of Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office, explained that students must be enrolled at the college before they can apply for scholarships that the college provides. The Carl Sandburg College website has information on all of the scholarships…
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Fun-Filled March Ahead for Discovery Depot

Discovery Depot has plenty of great kid-friendly programming coming up in the month of March. Each Saturday throughout the month starting Mar. 3, the Depot will host a Growing up Green event, which is a new program centered around Earth-friendly activities. On Mar. 10, kids can visit the Depot to create and design their own…
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M-R Chorus Looking for 6th Straight State Crown

Monmouth-Roseville High School will host a Solo & Ensemble Sectional this weekend. With five consecutive IHSA Class B vocal state championships under the program’s belt, Choral Director Kevin Ferry is excited and anxious to get to Saturday, but doesn’t want his kids to overthink the competition. “Like anything else, everybody has to be ready to…
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Galesburg Parks & Recreation Details Upcoming Events

The Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department has many different events in the near future. Elizabeth Varner of the Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department reported that there will be everything from ballroom dance lessons to swimming lessons available this month. Parents Night Out will also take place March 16 at the Hawthorne Gym in Galesburg. March…
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United School District to Expand Curriculum

United High School will be adding some new classes to the curriculum next year. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt explained how this was made possible: “We’ve been down a science teacher the last couple years, so we got outside the box a little bit and posted for an ag teacher with science certification. Now, we’re going to…
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Kiwanis' Pancake Day Strives to Help Locally

The 53rd Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day is this Saturday, Mar. 3 at the American Legion in Monmouth from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. The event features all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage along with milk and coffee. A new addition to Pancake Day this year…
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