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Monmouth-Roseville School Business

Monmouth-Roseville is gearing up for another school year, which begins Wednesday August 22nd with a Freshman only day. Superintendent Ed Fletcher and the rest of the staff at the high school are very excited to help get the Freshman acclimated to the High School: “Try something different, see if that helps them get accustomed to…
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The Crossing Coming to Monmouth

A new church is coming to the Monmouth area. The Crossing will begin holding services on September 9th at 10 am in the old 1st Street Armoury building, 215 South 1st Street. Casey Grant, the Campus Minister for the Monmouth location, states the Monmouth site will be the 11th one since starting in Quincy back…
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Lack of Safety at the Warren County Jail a Major Concern

Sergeant Matt Greenlief at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office gave members from the radio station a tour of the jail and as soon as you walk through the door, a lack of safety can be seen. Since the Sheriff’s Office opened back in 1897, time has been rough on the jail. In just a 15…
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National Stearman Fly-In

Back to the past: Fly-In features sights, sounds of World War II GALESBURG, IL – There are no “hangar queens” at the National Stearman Fly-In. Most of the old warbirds brought to Galesburg fly every day. That’s what makes the event – this year it’s Sept. 3-8 at Galesburg Municipal Airport — different from many…
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Knox County Economic Development Update

Culver’s is coming to Galesburg. The restaurant will be located where the old 1st Choice Medical building was on North Henderson Street, at the Fremont intersection. Ken Springer, President of the Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development, shares Culver’s is set to open early next year and will be hiring around 100 employees. Other…
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"Tell Me A Story"

On August 29th, Warren Achievement Center will be hosting a book reveal and reading party called “Tell Me A Story”. Sean Cavanaugh, Marketing Coordinator at Warren Achievement, shares this was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council through the Buchannan Center and allows ten selected achievers an opportunity to share their story:…
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Free Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screenings

OSF Holy Family Medical Center is teaming up with the Warren County Health Department to offer free Blood Pressure and Cholesterol screenings at Baconfest on Friday. Tina Canada, the Diabetes Education Coordinator at OSF, shares that your cholesterol level should be below 200: “If your number is at that level or little higher, we are…
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Monmouth City Council Meeting Minutes – 8-8-18

City Council Meeting Summary 08.06.2018 Next City Council Meeting – August, 20th 2018 at 6:00 PM Official Minutes available at www.cityofmonmouth.com 1– Presentations or Citizen Inquiries No presentations were held tonight. 2- Committee Re-appointments Four members were considered for re-appointment as per 40 ILCS 5/3-128, Sec. 3-128 A motion was made to re-appoint the committee…
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Knox County Humane Society Fundraiser

The 26th Annual Doggy Jog is coming up next month on September 15th. The event is a fundraiser for the Knox County Humane Society. Registration for the event is open now, but those interested can register the day of the event at 9am with the walk starting at 10am. There will also be prizes awarded…
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Upcoming Bishop Hill Events

The 2nd Annual Bishop Hill Fesitval of the Arts is happening this weekend, August 11th and 12th. Todd DeDecker, Administrator of the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, discusses what the event entails: “Most importantly it’s a free event, very family friendly. Both days we have a plein-air painting competition going on, we have an arts and…
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M-R Principal Bradford Talks Registration and More

Registration at Monmouth-Roseville High School is going on now. New student registration will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration for returning students is the following day, Aug. 9, at the same time. Along with the beginning of a new school year, M-R is adding new measures to help…
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Interim Dean Shares Background, Includes Strong Monmouth Roots

Monmouth College’s new interim dean and VP of academic affairs, Mark Willhardt, has strong roots in the community; his parents met at Monmouth College back in 1958. After growing up in Monmouth, Willhardt moved away in the mid-1980s, before coming back in 2000 to teach at the school. He explains why he came back. “The…
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