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Warren County Crime Stoppers

The Warren County Crime Stoppers has been doing well with great community support shares Sean Stevens, who is on the board. He shares with their upped outreach in the area, they have received more tips: “By getting this out into the community, it’s really helped the community come together and call in and give us…
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Fareway Breaks Ground on 6th Street

Fareway Stores, Inc. hosted a ground breaking ceremony yesterday for a new store to be located at 1181 North 6th Street in Monmouth. The new location will provide for an approximately 21,000 square foot Fareway grocery store. Rick Beckwith, Corporate Supervisor for Fareway Foods, shared what local residents can expect from the new business. “Friendly…
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2nd Annual Riley Strong 5K Color Run

The 2nd Annual Riley Strong 5K Color Run is coming up August 25th. 500 runners participated last year and Michelle Thomas is hoping to register 700 this year. Runners will receive a swag bag and all proceeds from the event will be given to St. Jude’s. Thomas shares the course is the same as last…
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Old Timers Game Reminder of Monmouth's Strong Softball Roots

Every year since 1938, Monmouth has hosted the Old Timers Softball Game. This year’s edition will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, with a flag presentation, followed by the Star Spangled Banner sang by Monmouth-Roseville High School’s Madrigals, a bat presentation for former players that have passed away in the past year, and…
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20 Years Later, Monmouth Cruise Night Still Going Strong

The 20th Annual Monmouth Cruise Night presented by Maple City Street Machines will take over the streets of Monmouth this Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Over 25,000 people are expected attend the event to see over 3,500 cars. Maple City Street Machines is a local group consisting of 16 car enthusiasts that was…
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Chief Switzer Talks Cruise Night Safety

Cruise Night will be happening this Friday, August 3rd, in downtown Monmouth. Police Chief Joe Switzer wants Monmouth residents to be aware that road closures around the square will begin at 6am Friday morning and last up until 9pm that night. Switzer shares there will be plenty of police present during the event and some…
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Upcoming Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Events

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau will be hosting their 10th Annual Golf Outing on August 18th at Gibson Woods in Monmouth. The event will be a shotgun start beginning at 9am. Those that would like to be a part of the event need to register by August 10th. Forms can be found at whfarmbureau.org. The 5th…
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"Summer Nights" Quilt Show

The Piecemakers Quilt Guild is celebrating 20 years with a “Summer Nights” quilt show. The show will be at the Knoxville High School, 600 East Main Street Knoxville, IL, Saturday August 4th 10am to 4pm and Sunday August 5th 11am to 4pm. Diane Fedorow, co-chair of the show, shares details about what to expect at…
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ARA Offers Top-Notch Communication & Craftsmanship

ARA Home Solutions is a construction and carpentry business specializing in projects ranging from small home repairs, to remodels, to small home additions. Kelly Howerton and her husband Steve are managing the day-to-day operations of the two-person business. Kelly specializes in marketing and communications, while Steve handles most of the hands-on construction work. Howerton explains…
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Survey Designed to Highlight Health Needs in Warren County

OSF Healthcare Holy Family Medical Center administers a survey every three years. This Community Health Needs Assessment Survey works to find areas that need extra attention in the Monmouth area. Amber Wood, Community Relations Specialist for OSF, explains: “We are just hoping to have as many individuals participate by the end of August as possible.…
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Fall Leagues at Tombstone Bowling

Fall bowling leagues at Tombstone Bowling in Monmouth, located at 436 N 11th, will be starting before you know it. Charlie Brown, owner, discusses the different leagues bowlers can sign up for: “Sunday night mixed, Monday ladies, Tuesday men’s, Thursday men’s, and then later in October we will have a mixed league start on Friday…
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Addicts Find Refuge at Better Track in Galesburg

A Better Track Rehab & Recovery is a non-profit 501-3c organization located in Galesburg that is looking to help people that have encountered challenges and want to choose a better road. A Better Track combats struggles with addiction, ranging from substance abuse to gambling to alcohol addiction. Their objective is to support those in need…
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