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Monmouth-Roseville FFA Annual Dinner and Auction Approaches

The annual Monmouth-Roseville FFA Auction and Dinner Fundraiser will take place March 8 at the American Legion in Monmouth. This fundraiser has taken place almost as long as the chapter has been around. It is the main fundraiser for the Monmouth-Roseville FFA. All money raised at the fundraiser will go to the FFA chapter. These…
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WIAR Thankful for Generosity of Community

Western Illinois Animal Rescue will be holding a fundraiser at the end of March. The family-friendly fundraiser will be held on Mar. 31 at the VFW in Monmouth. The event will start at 4 p.m. and feature food, prizes, a silent auction, a live band, and more. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to…
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Galesburg 2018 Annual Dinner and Business Excellence Awards Upcoming

The 2018 Annual Dinner and Business Excellence Awards, an event to celebrate the Galesburg Chamber volunteers, the Board and members as well as the work of the Chamber and the Galesburg community will take place March 1 at the Lakestory Pavilion. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m.…
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Sponsors Give Update on Chess Club

The Chess Club at the ICS and Central Intermediate Schools have helped the younger generation represent the community in a positive way. Audie Duran and Mitch Petersen, sponsors of the ICS and Central Intermediate Schools Chess Program, explained how far the club has come since its inception. Students have learned a new way of playing…
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New Farm Bill Proposes Reduced Crop Insurance Subsidies

The new farm bill has some proposed reductions to the crop insurance subsidies. Brian Postin of Compeer Financial stated that the timing of these cuts is alarming, as margins have been very tight in the past few years. There is an increase in capital and there is also increased risk, with a two to three…
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Fundraising Efforts Ramp up for Warren-Henderson Relay for Life

Relay For Life of Warren and Henderson County have a number of fundraising events on the horizon starting with Trivia Night this Saturday. The American Legion’s doors will be open at 5 p.m. for registration followed by trivia starting at 6 p.m. 11 teams have already signed up. A maximum of 10 members are allowed…
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Markey Dishes Latest on District 235

West Central School District 235 held a school board meeting on Wednesday night. Superintendent Paula Markey shared great news about a handful of students from around the district, including an incredible opportunity for a 7th grade student: “One of our 7th grade students, Kaiden Droste, has been selected to lead the Oath of Athletes at…
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Illinois State Treasurer Announces Ag Investment

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced a comprehensive loan program that commits $500 million in new money to flow through local banking institutions to help individuals obtain loans at below-market rates. “Invest in Rural Illinois” is believed to be the largest economic development program for rural Illinois to ever come from the treasurer’s office. “No…
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M-R Superintendent Announces Dinner

Monmouth-Roseville superintendent Ed Fletcher announced that an Operation Backpack dinner will be taking place March 24 at the V-F-W. The theme will be “Monmouth’s Got Talent.” Operation Backpack helps approximately 180 students, according to Fletcher. He stated that the kids are looking forward to everything the program entails, and that the dinner will help the…
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Monmouth Fire Welcomes Newest Member

The Monmouth Fire Department welcomed a new member on Tuesday night. Tyler Osborn was hired to the department at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Mayor Rod Davies shared some background on Osborn: “He’s a Warren County native, a Monmouth College graduate, and he also has been working as a volunteer firefighter and professional emergency medical technician.…
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Housing Study Shows Room for Growth in Maple City

A housing study performed by the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies in Monmouth has concluded and was presented at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The study encompasses housing, labor, and economic statistics. It concluded that there is potential for an estimated 50-75 additional housing units in and around Monmouth with for-sale prices ranging…
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KKG Fundraiser Supporting Great Causes

Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority from Monmouth College will be holding a grilled cheese lunch fundraiser at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth this Saturday. Grilled Cheese with KKGs will start at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m., and lunch will feature grilled cheese, soups, and dessert. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at…
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