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Don’t Panic Yet, Farmers, Says Bayer’s Coziahr

Despite extreme moisture due to the near-constant raining of recent days, Troy Coziahr, Manager at Bayer Agronomy Center, says there is no need to panic yet. Coziahr says that most relative maturities will be okay and that temperatures are still cool. Coziahr explains why farmers are still in good shape. “We’ve got more than enough…
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Little Libraries Coming Soon

The Warren County Public Library and Warren County Leadership are collaborating with the United Way for the Little Library project and are collecting donations. Books to be donated must be family friendly and languages other than English will be accepted. The Little Libraries project, a nationwide initiative that could put, “Warren County on the map,”…
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‘Monmouth in Merida’ to be Discussed at Final Associates Program on May 16

A popular site for tourists, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has also been the site for the past three springs of a semester-abroad experience for Monmouth College students. At the final Monmouth Associates program of the academic year on May 16, Monmouth faculty members Ken Cramer and Trudi Peterson will discuss what Monmouth students experienced in and…
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Opportunities to Learn About PSR

Galesburg, IL (May 13, 2019) Want to report a pothole, park equipment in need of repair, or tall grass? You can now report these issues, or any service request, to the City of Galesburg through a mobile app. Public Service Request (PSR) is a quick and easy way to communicate with the City, and can…
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Red Shoe Run/Walk Raises $42,000 To Benefit Families

Iowa City, IA— On Sunday, May 5, 811 runners and walkers helped raise $42,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois (RMHC-EIWI) by participating in the Red Shoe Run/Walk. The 35th annual event featured a half marathon and 5K race, in addition to Ronald’s Run, a 100-yard dash for kids.…
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Swanson: Record Number of Hemp Applications in Illinois So Far

According to the Illinois State Department of Agriculture, the State of Illinois has received a record number of hemp production applications that, if approved, would amount to over 10,000 acres of hemp production and over 100 requests for hemp processors. There were over 350 applications for licenses received in total. This information was relayed by…
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Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development is Having a Busy Week

The Knox County Area Partnership of Economic Development is hosting the Our Economy Update Luncheon on Friday, May 17.The event, which will take place from 11:30 am to 1 pm, costs $20 a ticket to attend and is open to the public. President of KCAP Ken Springer, gives us details about what to expect at…
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US-China Trade War Hurting Illinois Farmers

The ongoing trade war between the United States and China have hurt the pocketbooks of Illinois farmers. According to a study cosponsored by Krista Swanson of the Gardner Policy Program at the University of Illinois says there was a huge drop in soybean price in 2018 compared to an annual average from 2000 to 2017.…
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ISP Reckless Homicide Arrest

The following preliminary information is being released by ISP D14 WHAT: Warrant arrest of a suspect for Reckless Homicide, Aggravated Driving under theInfluence of Alcohol, and Failure to Report an Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death.Three additional suspects were arrested based on warrants for Obstruction of Justice. WHERE: The original fatal crash occurred on 23rd…
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United School District Update

The United School Board met last week for their monthly meeting. The board appointed Aaron Leary to fill the rest of a two year term after Andy Davis resigned earlier this year. In other meeting news, Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt proposed an amended budget: “When we did our original budget last fall, we had not issued…
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Open Table – West Central Illinois Coming to Monmouth Area

The Open Table Mission, a model which uses faith, government, business, non-profit, healthcare, and other sectors to work together to transform intellectual, social capital, and personal networks into tools individuals and families facing poverty can use to develop and work towards a better life, is launching in West Central Illinois. Amber Wood, Community Relations Specialist…
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City Council Meeting Summary 05.06.2019

Next City Council Meeting – April 20th, 201 9 at 6:00 PMOfficial Minutes available at www.cityofmonmouth.com 1– Presentations Or Citizen InquiriesDennis Willhardt thanked Alderman Rutledge for his 16 years of service as an elected official. Mr. Willhardt also spoke about the current property taxes and expressed a desire for Council and/or the County Board to…
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