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Fletcher Talks Changes at Monmouth-Roseville

The Monmouth-Roseville school board met Tuesday night. The board approved a few changes that will affect the district’s high school students in particular. Superintendent Ed Fletcher shared news about a new class coming in 2018-2019: “The board approved the addition of AP History at the high school, which is important in the sense that, it’s…
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Monmouth Country Club Adds Chick's to the Fold

Chick’s on the Square in Macomb is expanding to a location in Monmouth. The Monmouth Country Club will now house the newest edition of the Macomb hot spot – “Chick’s at the Club”. Area food enthusiasts will no longer have to travel to Macomb or Quincy to get a taste of their famous chicken lips.…
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Rauner Reassures Republicans at Lincoln Day Dinner

The last annual budget address of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s four-year term will come on Wednesday. Ahead of that important address, Rauner made an appearance in Monmouth last night for the Lincoln Day Dinner held at the American Legion. The core of Illinois’s problems according to Rauner is current Speaker of the House Mike Madigan.…
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NAFTA Re-negotiations Vital for Illinois Farmers

Krista Swanson with the Gardner Agricultural Policy Program of the University of Illinois is constantly researching to find ways to help farmers across the state. Analysis of the last farm bill is the primary focus of Swanson’s current research. Another topic of conversation is trade policy. President Trump has threatened to pull the United States…
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Achiever of the Month: January

The winner of January’s Achiever of the Month Award from Warren Achievement Center and The Review Atlas is Carol McCrery. The Strom Center’s Executive Director has been serving the community for over 30 years in a variety of ways. McCrery has assisted seniors with understanding and organizing their Medicare plans for numerous years, helping clients…
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48th Annual WIU Ag Mech Show Starts Saturday

The 48th Annual WIU Ag Mech Farm Expo is this weekend on the campus of Western Illinois University. The nation’s largest student-run farm expo will host in the ballpark of 5,000 to 6,000 visitors on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and…
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9th Annual Home Show Coming Next Weekend

The 9th Annual Monmouth Home Show will be next weekend, Feb. 17, at the 1st Street Armoury from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show is sponsored by Alexander Lumber and will feature around 30 vendors to help you prepare for spring home projects. Amy Patterson with the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce touched on the…
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High-Profile Speakers to Attend Lincoln Day Dinner

The Warren County Republicans will hold their annual Lincoln Day Dinner next Monday, Feb. 12 at the American Legion in Monmouth. Numerous high-profile speakers will make an appearance. Erika Harold, a 2018 Illinois Attorney General candidate, state representatives Norine Hammond and Randy Frese, and an unknown special guest are all scheduled to speak at the…
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New Wellness Program Coming to United

OSF Healthcare is starting a new wellness program at United High School. The program is called Discover Wellness Program. Tina Canada, certified diabetes educator, explains the event: “It’s really kind of a take on our diabetes prevention program. Getting young people interested in eating healthy and being more active, so that they can prevent or…
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OSF Healthcare Hosts Women's Health Event

The month of February is American Heart Health Month, and OSF Holy Family Medical Center is hosting a women’s health event at the 1st Street Armoury. The event will take place Sat., Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tina Canada, certified diabetes educator, explains: “We’re gonna have Kalena Williams, our behavioral health therapist, is…
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First Business After-Hours Event to be Held on Fat Tuesday

The Monmouth Area Professionals and Chamber of Commerce are starting some new business after-hours events. These events will be held quarterly and will allow Monmouth professionals the opportunity to network, find new business and bounce ideas off of other professionals. Sean Cavanaugh with the Monmouth Area Professionals elaborated: “You know, people in Monmouth, kind of…
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Monmouth City Council Discusses New Housing and Audit

The Monmouth City Council met Monday night. Among the topics discussed was a housing study and the upcoming audit. The housing study would result in a new housing complex, which Mayor Rod Davies believes is a much-needed addition to Monmouth. “I think we seem to be on the tipping point of a couple expansions. I…
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