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Olson Gives Latest News from KCHD

Flu season is slowly approaching. Erin Olson of the Knox County Health Department gave a rundown of their upcoming vaccination event. Coming up this Saturday, the Health Department will be holding a drive-thru flu clinic at Hinchcliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home in Galesburg. “You can stop by Hinchcliff-Pearson-West on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00. You’re going to…
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Eagle View Holding Two Fun Events

Eagle View Community Health System is a not-for-profit health care service provider with offices in Oquawka and Stronghurst. Lori Sutton and Cathy Anderson of Eagle View shared some updates on the organization and some upcoming events they’re looking forward. This Saturday, they will host a trivia night in Gladstone. “It’s going to be at the…
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Humes Excited for 37th Annual Illinois Cornhusking Contest

The 37th Annual Illinois State Cornhusking Contest will be held this Sunday, Oct. 1st. Dick Humes, President of the Illinois State Cornhusking Association talked about the history of the event and what competitors can expect in each of the 11 classes. “The top three in each class moves on to the national contest, which will…
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Co-Directors Talk Rainbow Riders

Karen Angotti and Krista Bushmaker are co-directors at Rainbow Riders in Monmouth. The duo stopped by the studio to talk about the impact their program has on the area. Angotti still remembers how it all started 13 years ago. “I met a woman who was a therapeutic horseback riding instructor. When she found out that…
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Blood Drive a Huge Success at Monmouth Fire Department

The Monmouth Fire Department held a blood drive Monday night in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The “Riley & Ryder Strong Blood Drive” is named after two local children who have battled with cancer. Riley Thomas, a 12 year old girl from Monmouth, passed away in August of 2016 after a hard-fought battle with…
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Guidi Shares Story Behind Camp Big Sky

Founder and Mission Director of Camp Big Sky in Princeville, Brad Guidi, provided insight into what his organization offers, and why he started it 14 years ago. “I’m the sibling and parent of a person with developmental disabilities. My brother Bruce died when I was 15. He was 12. He had been fine up until…
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Doyle and Red Cross Helping with Local and National Tragedies

Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have been devastated by hurricanes in recent months. With that destruction comes people that need help. That is where the American Red Cross comes in. Carissa Doyle, the Major Gift Director for the organization’s local chapter, talked about some of the services they’re providing to help those in need. “We…
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Linder Promotes Two Upcoming Galesburg Events

A couple of exciting events will be taking place in Galesburg in the coming days. This Saturday, Sept. 23rd, the first ever Food Truck & Art Festival, which was organized by the Young Professionals of Galesburg, will start at 11:00 a.m. and last until 7:00 p.m. Jessica Linder of the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce…
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Mergener Gives Insight into Prairie State Legal Services

Prairie State Legal Services of Galesburg provides legal services for low-income individuals and seniors in the counties of Knox, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough. Attorney Tracey Mergener described some of the work that her organization does to help those in the surrounding area. “We do not provide criminal work. It’s all civil legal work. We do…
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United's Whitsitt Reviews Recent Board Meeting

United Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt discussed a recent school board meeting for District 304. The first point that Whitsitt touched on was the district’s budget for the 2017-18 school year after recent legislation for a new educational budget was passed in Springfield. “We were able to present a balanced budget. Not a huge surplus by any…
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Parkins Talks Roseville Kids Place's Benefits

Amanda Parkins with the Roseville Kids Place made her way to the studio earlier this week to talk about her organization. The Kids Place is located at the Roseville Community Center and is open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parkins says the staff of about 10 employees currently cares for 57 kids throughout…
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Steinbrecher Touches on Recent City Projects

Monmouth’s interim City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher highlighted two developments at a recent city council meeting. The city of Monmouth and Smithfield Foods reached an agreement on a 3 million dollar loan to upgrade the north pre-treatment plant. Among the improvements to the plant will be the addition of a second clarifier and replacing the sewer…
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