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Festival to Honor 'The Great Nicola'

The Warren County History Museum has a special event coming up on Apr. 21. The Great Nicola Magic Festival will honor famous magician, The Great Nicola, who hails from Monmouth. Kellen Hinrichsen, Director at the History Museum, breaks down why Nicola is worthy of celebration: “He was a world-renowned, globetrotting magician really on par with…
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Jamieson Center Update from Nancy Mowen

Nancy Mowen with the Jamieson Community Center in Monmouth shared some updates on her organization. Their Pattee Learning Center, which debuted in 2017, hosts 1st through 6th graders Monday through Thursday each week. Mowen hopes to attract even more students to the Learning Center in the near future. “We have 13 children who are currently…
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Patterson Previews Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon

The Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon on Wednesday, Apr. 25 starting at noon at the American Legion. The lunch is a great opportunity to show your employees how much you appreciate them says Amy Patterson: “This is during Administrative Professionals Day. Everyone who is an administrative professional…
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99th Annual Dinner Upcoming for Monmouth Chamber

The Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce has an important dinner on the horizon. The 99th Annual Chamber Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 12 at the Warren County History Museum starting at 6 p.m. Amy Patterson with the Chamber says the event isn’t just a networking opportunity, but also, a chance to recognize outstanding achievement.…
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National Water Dance Looking for Participants

National Water Dance is an organization that uses dance as a vehicle for social change. The organization’s primary objective is to stimulate awareness for water conservation through performance. Knox College will be one of over 100 locations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico that will participate in the 2018 nationwide simultaneous event…
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Long Taking Over as W-H Farm Bureau Manager

A new manager will take over at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau starting in April. Gina Long, who has worked as an administrative assistant with the Bureau since Aug. 2015, will take over as manager with the impending retirement of Carol Ricketts. Long explained why she is so passionate about agriculture and why she’s excited to…
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Archaeology Lecture Coming to Monmouth College

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Today, we are reminded of the year of the start of the California Gold Rush of the 1800s by the name of San Francisco’ s National Football League team, the 49ers. But two years after 1849, a “floating city” of ships that linked San Francisco to the global economy was destroyed by…
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Spaghetti Supper to Help Fund Trip for MC Chorale

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Some performers sing for their suppers, but the Monmouth College Chorale will host a supper so they can sing later this spring in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall. The Chorale will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. March 24 at the First United Methodist Church, 221 E. Broadway, Monmouth. There…
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Sandburg Community Garden Looking for Help

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Community Garden will have informational meetings for new, returning, and interested volunteers at 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. April 11 in Room A031 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Anyone interested in assisting with the garden this year is encouraged to attend one of…
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Award-Winning Artist Coming to Fusion Theatre

The Department of Theatre at Monmouth College is hosting a fantastic event tomorrow, Thursday, Mar. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Fusion Theatre (230 South Main). The event is free and open to the public. Award-winning solo performance artist Helena K Cosentino will present Gilda: A Tribute to the Beloved Comedienne Gilda Radner. This show is…
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Flagman Benefit Coming this Saturday

A benefit will be held this Saturday for Larry “The Flagman” Eckhardt of Little York at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Monmouth. After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, members of the Little York and Kirkwood volunteer fire departments wanted to help Eckhardt through this tough time. Jeff Ballard gives details on the benefit: “That…
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City Council Meeting Summary – 3/19/2018

City Council Meeting Summary 03.19.2018 1– Presentations Or Citizen Inquiries No presentations or citizen inquiries were made. 2- MFD February Report – Chief Rexroat The department had 99 calls for service in February. Firefighters went through specialized training with the Monmouth Police Department and the Illinois State Police on the dangers presented by illicit controlled…
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