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State Fire Marshal Reminds Illinoisans to Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Use the Extra Hour this Sunday to Change and Test the Batteries in Your Smoke Alarm CHICAGO – The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) today asks Illinoisans to take an extra few minutes this weekend to change and test the batteries in their smoke alarms while setting their clocks back an hour. Clocks…
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Update to October 30th, 2017 Armed Robbery of Citizen’s National Bank, Roseville, IL

  A sketch of the suspect involved in the October 30th, 2017 armed robbery of Citizen’s National Bank was produced by an Illinois State Police sketch artist based on witness information. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 35 to 45 years old, 5’3” to 5’8”, sandy/blond colored hair, sandy/blond colored mustache and/or…
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Central Students Help Animal Rescue Shelter

Even some of the world’s best minds need a break from the stresses of work to just think. Google allows their employees to spend 20 percent of their work day working on personal projects to help productivity. Central Intermediate School in Monmouth has adopted Google’s model, which is called “Genius Hour.” Principal Becky Ince explains:…
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VFW in Monmouth Hosting Accomplished Military Vet

The VFW in Monmouth will welcome a special guest speaker on Veterans Day. Rachel L. Fails, State Command Sergeant Major for the Iowa Army National Guard, will speak at 10 a.m. about her experience in the military. Command Sergeant Major Fails has 31 years of military service. In her current position, CSM Fails is the…
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Knox College Choir Concert, Nov. 5

The Knox College Choir is going worldwide — performing selections in eight languages at its Fall Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 5, in Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, on the Knox campus in Galesburg, Illinois. The concert is free and open to the public. “The Knox College Choir is always…
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Toal Explains Quarter Auction

It’s Quarter Auction Time at the 1st Street Armoury tomorrow night! Friday, Nov. 3rd, you’re invited to take part in the Armoury’s Bi-Annual Quarter Auction. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the auction starts at 6 p.m. Jack Toal with the 1st Street Armoury explains what attendees can expect: “We usually have between…
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Police still looking for man that robbed bank in Roseville

At approximately 3:20 PM, October 30th 2017, an armed robbery occurred at the Citizen’s National Bank, located at 100 South Main Street, Roseville, IL. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old or older, 5’3” to 5’8”, sandy colored hair, possibly a mustache and/or facial hair, wearing…
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Event-Filled Homecoming Weekend Ahead for Monmouth College

This weekend, Monmouth College will be the host of their 92nd alumni Homecoming and the 129th meeting on the football field between the Scots and their rival – Knox College. It will mark only the seventh time in the college’s history that the Turkey Bowl will take place the same weekend as Homecoming for the…
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State Farm's Brown Breaks Down Open Enrollment

The open enrollment period for healthcare insurance started on Wednesday. Heidi Brown of State Farm Insurance explains what exactly that means: “This is the time where people who might already have a health plan through the marketplace can decide if they want to participate in a different plan that might be more cost-effective for them.…
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M-R Drama Club Excited for Performances this Weekend

The Monmouth-Roseville High School Drama Club invites everyone to attend their play this Friday and Saturday at the High School Auditorium. The cast will be performing Neil Simon’s Rumors both nights, starting at 7:00 p.m. Senior cast member Dominic Godsil explains: “It’s kind of a mystery/comedy where these people come to their friend Charley’s 10th…
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Ricketts Highlights WHFB Opportunities

The Illinois Farm Bureau will be starting 2018 off with a unique opportunity. The 2018 Issues Tour will take farm bureau members to Argentina and Brazil to examine how South American farmers are producing their crops and what some of the major factors are in their success. Manager of the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau, Carol Ricketts,…
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McCrery Urges Medicare Patients to Reach out

The deadline for Medicare D enrollment is slowly approaching. Carol McCrery, Director of the Strom Center, urges people to review their plans prior to the Dec. 7th deadline to make sure they are locked in to the plan they want. “I just have to really caution people; if they do not come in and review…
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