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Senate Week In Review

A number of bills sponsored by Senate Republican lawmakers have been signed into law during the week, including measures expanding youth hunting, shining light on ADA violations, seeking to repurpose a state facility, and increasing safety. Also during the week, the Illinois Gaming Board announced that it is seeking public comment on Illinois’ sports wagering.…
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HCHD Holding Emergency Exercise in October

Henderson County Health Department will be holding a mock emergency exercise this month. The exercise will focus on removing, or assisting, people from the senior housing complex in Okwaka. Public Health Emergency Coordinator for HCHD Sharon Graham tells us what the goal of the exercise is. “Our goal is at some point in time, a…
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Prepare for Natural Disasters: Henderson County Health Department

With a brutal winter forecasted and the possibility of a natural disaster, Sharon Graham of the Henderson County Health Department has some ideas to keep people safe. Graham says to get a plan in place and have supplies in case of an emergency. These supplies include water, a whistle that can be used to seek…
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Recent Crop Tour Shows Sporadic Crops, Wind Damage

On a recent a crop tour conducted from an airplane, Warren Henderson Farm Bureau President Jared Kunkle saw multiple things. Kunkle says there was wind damage from a recent storm. However, Kunkle says the damage was sporadic. Kunkle also says that the crops themselves were sporadic as well. Some crops look well, but other crops…
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5th Annual Monarch Migration Festival Coming Up

The 5th Annual Monarch Migration Festival is quickly approaching. Event activities include an open talk on the endangerment status of the monarch butterfly with conservation experts, a nature-themed art exhibition hosted by Natalie Shelley, short stories told by local Galesburg librarians, a short educational seminar on the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, and a…
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United Sports Boosters Announce New Fundraising Initiative

The United Sports Boosters has announced the inception of the ‘First Annual United All-Sports Tailgate’ fundraiser. The fundraiser, run by the United Sports Boosters, will be held on Saturday, September 14th at 5:00 pm at the Monmouth VFW. Attendees will be given two complimentary meals and beverages, and are invited to stay and listen to…
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One Monmouth Resident Arrested

Henderson County Sheriff, Steven Haynes reports the arrest of Angel M. Logsdon, age 40 of Monmouth, IL, 7 months after being released from Jail. On Monday, August 26th, 2019 Logsdon was arrested in Peoria County,IL on a Henderson County warrant for Violation of Probation, Concealment of Homicidal Death. Logsdon was involved in the homicidal death…
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CASA is Always Looking for New Volunteers

CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocate program, is an organization that serves Knox, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough counties in speaking for and supporting the best interests of children in the foster care system. CASA is currently recruiting new volunteers for their Special Advocate program, and is hosting a training course in October. New advocates would…
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Buchanan Center For The Arts Presents

A Child’s Christmas in Wales Auditions At Wells Theater, Monmouth College Tuesday, September 10th             4-6pm Elementary/Middle School             6-8pm High School/College/Adults Wednesday, September 11th             6pm Elementary/Middle School             8pm High School/College/Adults Elementary/Middle School: *16 bars (30 seconds) of a favorite Christmas carol or hymn. Can be sung a cappella, with recorded music, or…
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The Warren County Public Health Department Offers Testing and Healthy Activities

The Warren County Public Health Department is offering a variety of events and services to local residents. The Warren County Public Health Department is at the end of hosting their yearly program, ‘Warren County Out Walking’. The program, offered over a six week span, is about getting in as many steps as possible, and tracking…
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The Buchanan Center Has a Busy Fall Schedule

The Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth is buzzing with activity this month. The first Buchanan Center for the Arts’ ‘Artist in Residence’ program is coming to a close. The current ‘Artist in Residence’, Natalie Curtis, has been with the Buchanan Center since the official Open House on June 1st, 2019, and since has…
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Knox County Sheriff’s Office K9 Juri has Received Donation of Body Armor

Knox County Sheriff’s Office K9 Juri has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Lincolnwood Training Club for German Shepherd Dogs and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Lincolnwood Training Club for German Shepherds”. Vested Interest in…
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