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Dunn Hopes for 1,000+ Runners at Run Galesburg Run

Dave Dunn, owner of Dave’s Auto Body in Galesburg, is in charge of the annual Run Galesburg Run event. Starting in downtown Galesburg, three different types of races will be held on June 3: the Cottage Hospital Half Marathon, the Cottage Hospital 5K Run/Walk, and the Dave’s Auto Body Gator Fun Run/Walk. Registration will start…
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City Council Meeting Summary: 5/21/18

CITY OF MONMOUTH COUNCIL MEETING Monday, May 21, 2018 / 6:00 p.m. / 100 East Broadway Monmouth, Illinois COUNCIL AGENDA (All meetings are conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order with a Parliamentarian present) I. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE II. ROLL CALL III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES A. Approval of May 7, 2018…
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Crimestoppers Continues to Prevail in Warren County

The Warren County Crimestoppers is an anonymous tip-based program that rewards citizens for assisting in solving crimes. The organization has been doing its job effectively according to P.J. Brooks, who provided some statistics regarding the program since its inception in the county in 1990. “Recovery of property to date, we have recovered $58,000; narcotics was…
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Bridgeway's Brown Shines a Light on Mental Illness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Stacy Brown, Vice President of Behavioral Services with Bridgeway, details what parents should look for when evaluating their children’s mental health. “We need to recognize when these things are happening like when you’re talking about bullying. We have to teach people to be more aware,…
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Monmouth Home to 20th Century Minor League Team

Many Monmouth residents may not know that the town was home to a minor league baseball team during the early part of the 20th century. Local historian Tom Best has dug deep into the archives to learn more about this historic team, and will share what he has found on Thursday, May 24th, at 7:00…
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Kid's Health Event Joins Forces with Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is scheduled for June 2nd at Sunnylane Field. This year, OSF Healthcare will hold a kid’s health and safety event in conjunction with the Relay. Jadyn Dwyer, Administrative Assistant for OSF, previews the event: “Kids will actually be able to get up close to the ambulance and talk…
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Summer Soiree Hopes to Unite Galesburg Art Fans

The 3rd Annual Summer Soiree presented by the Galesburg Civic Art Center is coming up on June 15th. Tuesday Chetin with the Art Center shared what visitors can expect: “There’s 20 artists that are willing to donate their time and talent to us and create beautiful work for the night. We are excited to see…
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Packed Summer Schedule Ahead for Galesburg Parks & Rec

A busy summer is ahead for the parks & recreation department in Galesburg. Recreation Supervisor Chelsea Moberg previewed an event going on this weekend: “This weekend, something that is near and dear to my heart, is the fishing derby. We are going to have out at the Lincoln Park a free fishing derby. There is…
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Former Walmart to House Four New Retailers in Galesburg

Ken Springer with the Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development shared some exciting news regarding the state of what was formerly Walmart on South Henderson St. in Galesburg: “The big news of last week was the official announcement of the Galesburg Crossings Development; that is the rehabilitation of the former Walmart on South Henderson.…
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Seminary Village Health Fair Full of Information for Seniors, Sandwich Generation

Seminary Village’s Annual Health Fair is back again this Wednesday, May 16th, from 9 a.m. to noon. Over 20 healthcare vendors will be in attendance to help both seniors and members of the Sandwich generation learn about their services and plan for the future. Seminary’s Marketing Director Don Luper explains: “It is a one-day event…
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Huge Weekend Ahead for Monmouth College

Monmouth College will cause the City of Monmouth’s population to swell by more than 25 percent this weekend. That’s because the College will hold its 161st Commencement exercises and host two Midwest Conference championships — outdoor track and field, and baseball. Combined, the three events are expected to attract more than 2,500 visitors to town…
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M-R's Educational Offerings Continue to Expand

Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher highlighted two significant educational approvals with two area colleges from Tuesday night’s school board meeting – one for students and one for staff. The first being the Walter & Rose Sampson Promise Program through Carl Sandburg College. Fletcher explains: “It’s a really great opportunity for our kids who would say, ‘Well,…
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