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Still Time to Submit Photos for the 8th Annual Cream of the Crop Photo Contest

Snap and Submit Your Photos Before June 24 Deadline As the June 24th deadline quickly approaches, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today encouraged young photographers to get out, explore, and snap a few photos (while social distancing) to submit for the 2020 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest.  The 8th annual contest encourages young photographers to share their…
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Galesburg Civic Art Center Poised to Receive Rebuild Illinois Project Funding

The Galesburg Civic Art Center was notified Monday evening, that the budget bill passed by the Illinois General Assembly over the weekend, has allocated $2,000,000 to them for a major capital project through the Illinois Arts Council Agency.  The budget bill is now on Governor Pritzker’s desk, and he is expected to sign it in the…
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Red Cross: Urgent Need for Blood Donations as Hospital Demand Increases

T-shirts, $5 Amazon.com Gift Cards offered to thank all those who come to give The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthy individuals who are…
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Jeff Dahl Named as West Hancock Boys Basketball Head Coach

Folks who thought the success of the West Hancock Titan boys basketball program would drop off following the retirement of IBCA Hall of Famer and 1998 Class A state champion head coach Reno Pinkston might be sorely mistaken. The Titans have replaced Pinkston with a coach that also has an IHSA state championship under his…
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Monmouth Park Program Has Been Cancelled for Summer of 2020

With today’s uncharted territory and after reviewing guidelines and restrictions, the Monmouth Park District has had to cancel the Park Program for the summer of 2020. Youth Park Program Coordinator Dave Giles advises families to take advantage of these unprecedented times: “I think some families have already adapted and I have seen some families out.…
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WB6 Releases Spring Scholastic All-Conference List

Despite not having a high school spring sports season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Western Big Six Conference released its scholastic all-conference list. WB6 Conference Executive Director Robert Swanson said in a press release that “Even though spring sports were not played due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are able to make these awards…
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Learn Safe, Effective Ways to Open up Illinois Restaurants

Local eateries, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and coffee shops are the social and economic lifeblood of many Illinois communities. Following the stretch of statewide shutdowns that began in late March, residents may be eager to see their favorite food and drink establishments reopen and employees return to work. To prepare for successful reopening in light of…
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Pair of Abingdon-Avon Student-Athletes Commit to Play at the Next Level

A pair of Abingdon-Avon High School graduates announced this week where they would continue to be student-athletes at the college level. Former Tornado volleyball player Emma Curry will stay close to home as she will play volleyball for the Knox College Prairie Fire. Curry ended her high school volleyball career with a selection to the…
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Haase Embroidery & Marketing Now Offering Promotional Products

Haase Embroidery and Marketing, located at 400 North 11th Street, is under new ownership. Co-owner Bryon Robbins states everything is the same and a viewable stock will remain in the lobby, just with a new emphasis on promotional products: “We have changed some things out front. We have a lot of promotional items that are…
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Monmouth College Tabs Wabash Assistant Hatleli to Lead Men’s Soccer Program

MONMOUTH, IL (05/20/2020) Indiana native Ian Hatleli has been named Monmouth College men’s soccer head coach. The Brownsburg, Ind., native comes to Monmouth after five seasons as an assistant coach at Wabash College, where he also directed the recruiting efforts in the Hoosier State. “We are extremely excited to have Ian lead us forward in…
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Mon-Rose Senior Jakob Thomas Will Play Football at ISU

Monmouth-Roseville senior Jakob Thomas signed his letter of intent to continue his football career at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. The 6-4 Thomas played linebacker and defensive end for Monmouth-Roseville and was selected as a team captain his senior year this past fall. He was selected to the Three Rivers All-Conference defensive team in…
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Local Sports Update for May 19, 2020

The 90’s Bulls docuseries, The Last Dance, is the most-watched documentary content ever on ESPN. The ten-part series finished strong for its finale Sunday night, with episodes nine and ten averaging five-point-six million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. The original airings of all ten episodes also averaged five-point-six million viewers, becoming the most watched documentary…
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