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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – 2018 Holiday Enforcement Campaign

Contact: Captain Russell Idle, Galesburg Police Department Phone: 309/345-3741 Email: ridle@ci.galesburg.il.us The holidays are a time for friends, family and coworkers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are — at an office party, a family member’s home or out at a bar — it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive…
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Western Illinois Animal Rescue Permanent Home

This past weekend, the Western Illinois Animal Rescue (WIAR) held a grand opening at their new permanent location, 300 West Harlem Avenue in Monmouth. WIAR, which has been in operation for 18 years, is a registered nonprofit organization and a no kill organization. The rescue has been fundraising for the past four years to be…
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Leary’s Rock Solid Harding Hotshot Terrific Titans Friday DEC. 14th-2018

  Leary’s Rock Solid Harding Hotshot Terrific Titans Friday DEC. 14th-2018 Fred Missoh Rylan Inman Konner Hayburn Timothy Bresnahan Kyleigh King Genesis Cotoc Brody Johnson Jameson Raymond Christopher Juarez Leticia Hammitt Jamie Lovitt John Mya Journey Hager Ashley Farrell
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Galesburg Police Department Receives Reports of Phone Scam

Contact: Galesburg Police Department Phone: (309) 345-375-3722 Galesburg, IL (December 14, 2018) Citizens have reported receiving scam phone calls, which appear to be coming from the phone number for the Galesburg Public Safety Building, 309-343-9151. Recipients of the calls have reported the caller has requested money, in some cases indicating a family member is in…
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Great River Friends Offers Scholarships for 2019-2020 School Year

Two types of awards offered for health career studies West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 14, 2018 – Applications for Great River Friends scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are available. Two types of scholarships are offered to students pursuing health care careers. Applicants for high school scholarships must be seniors with minimum 3.0 grade point averages.…
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United School District Update

The United School District held their monthly board meeting earlier this week and like the other schools in our area, the main topic was the Tax Levy. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt has more: “We project about a 5.25% increase in our EAV. So that impacts our rate a little bit. Really our rate we have worked…
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Great River Health System’s Kid Zone Earns Top Rating

State awards five stars to employee child care center West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 13, 2018 – Kid Zone, Great River Health System’s child care center, has earned a five-star rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services’ Quality Rating System (QRS). It is the only center in southeast Iowa to hold the top rating. The…
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Shopko Announces Sale of 42 Pharmacy Locations to Kroger

This does not affect Monmouth or any Shopko locations in Illinois. GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC announced today that it has entered an agreement with Kroger to sell a select number of its pharmacy locations to Kroger. Shopko will sell 42 of its current 227 pharmacy locations across the U.S. while…
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Holiday Break Safety Tips

MACOMB, IL — It’s that time of year when, according to campus and local law enforcement officials, some individuals may choose to do their holiday “shopping” at the expense of others. With the winter holiday break nearing, the Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety (OPS) and the Macomb Police Department (MPD) remind students and…
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Greet the Christmas Dawn at Bishop Hill

The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” continues at Bishop Hill State Historic Site, where the public is invited to gather for a nondenominational church service at 6:00 a.m. on Christmas morning, Tuesday, December 25. The public is welcome to attend the service at the restored Colony Church, built in 1848 by Swedish immigrants. Christmas morning in…
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West Central District Update

The West Central School Board met this week for their monthly meeting and after discussion on many feel good items, it turned to talk on the Tax Levy and substitute teachers. Superintendent Paula Markey has more: “The board approved our 2018 Tax Levy. And this year’s levy calls for an increase of 4.99%. We also…
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Monmouth-Roseville School District Update

The Monmouth-Roseville School Board met earlier this week and the main item discussed was the Tax Levy. Superintendent Ed Fletcher has more: “Our levy this year could go down two cents or stay right where it’s at. It’s not a tremendous difference from last year. That’s our levy though, sometimes other tax embodies they do…
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