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Arrest In Hit And Run Accident

A Little York man was arrested on Sunday (August 25th) in connection with a hit and run accident that took place on August 21st south of Little York.  Jeremi  Jackson, 48, of rural Little York is accused of striking Kurtis Garnsey, 18, of Kirkwood, who was walking along Illinois Route 135 at about 9:30 PM.…
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The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Prepares for ‘Ag in the Classroom’

September is a busy month for the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau when it comes to education. The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau will be hosting a variety of educational events in the month of September as part of their ‘Ag in the Classroom’ program. These events include agricultural education events for local schools as well as a variety…
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The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Experiences Asian Agriculture

Anna Damos, Agriculture Education Coordinator at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau, got a unique chance to study Asian Agriculture this past summer while traveling to Thailand on an educational vacation. While there, Damos noticed a lack of actual grocery stores, with the Thai people instead opting for farmers street markets. Fresh fruit was a staple in…
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Monmouth-Roseville Kicks Off Fall Sports

The Monmouth-Roseville Titans are about to begin a busy fall sports season. This Saturday August 31st, the Monmouth-Roseville golf team will host a total twenty one teams at Gibson Woods, one of the largest golf tournaments in the area. The volleyball team is heading to West Hancock at Hamilton High School for a non-conference game,…
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Galesburg Fire Department Supports MDA

The Galesburg Fire Departmentis showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. Continuing a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the…
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The IHSA is Looking to Hire New Officials

The Illinois High School Association is opening its doors to new officials for sports programs in the state of Illinois. The current lack of officials has created the opportunity for young adults of college or college graduate age to get into the field. Craig Anderson, Executive Director of the IHSA, says that the organization is…
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IHSA Approves New Regulations Limiting Weekly Players

Former Cambridge High School graduate and Monmouth College basketball and football player Craig Anderson, now the Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association stresses the importance of the IHSAs new regulations in sports. The IHSA has announced a change to the way coaches handle sports practices, including rules that would make it so athletes…
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Jesse White Reminds Drivers to be Alert for School Children Returning to School

With summer break coming to a close, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding motorists to be alert and extra cautious regarding children traveling by school buses to and from school. “School bus safety has been a top priority of my office for the entire 21 years I have served as Secretary of State,”…
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Sen. Tracy: Vistra Decision a Blow to Western Illinois Region

Vistra’s announcement Aug. 21 that it would close Power Plants in Havana and Canton is an economic blow to its employees, nearby communities and the western Illinois region, according to State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy). The 47th District Senator says the two Power Plants play important roles in the local and regional economies. “This is…
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Local Churches Set to Serve Monmouth Community

Community Care Days is set to take place Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st in the Monmouth Community. In its tenth year, the event has grown from just two churches to eleven helping out in the community. For those who may be unfamiliar with the event, Marsha Parrish, a helper herself, explains the process:…
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HIT & RUN

On August 21st 2019 at approximately 9:00pm, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of pedestrian versus vehicle crash on Route 135 approximately 1/4 mile North of 200th Ave, rural Monmouth, Warren County. Person(s) unknown, operating what was believed to be a Ford truck (unknown style, unknown color), intentionally struck a pedestrian walking…
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Frerichs to speak at McDonough County Fish, Chicken Fry Monday, Aug. 26

On Monday, Aug. 26, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs will be the guest speaker at the McDonough County Democratic Central Committee’s annual Fish and Chicken Fry. This is not the first visit to Macomb for Illinois’ chief investment and banking financial officer. Raised in Gifford, IL, the treasurer has a personal connection to rural Illinois.…
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