Don Luper & Nicole Brown – Let’s Talk Parkinson’s: Big & Loud – 3-21-18

Seminary Village and Azer Clinic are partnering for a new program that will assist those living with Parkinson’s Disease. The new program is designed to help those affected by Parkinson’s regain their motor skills and functions.

Jeff Ballard – Larry “The Flagman” Eckhardt Benefit – 3-21-18

Larry “The Flagman” Eckhardt has put up nearly 500,000 American flags across 14 different states to honor fallen soldiers, police officers, and firefighters. He recently was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Members of local fire departments are putting on a benefit to help Eckhardt cover medical costs.

Jeff Whitsitt – United School District 304 – 3-15-18

A 10-year life safety report was presented at the latest school board meeting for United. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt talks about some of the improvements that need to be made over the next few years. He also touches on the issue of school safety and student well-being.

Don Farr & MRJHS Student Council – Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School – 3-9-18

Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School is the subject of our School Spotlight for the month of March. Principal Don Farr and members of the student council stopped by the studio to talk about the latest happenings at the school and why their school is deserving of this recognition.

Jessica Linder – Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce – 3-5-18

The 40th annual Business Excellence Awards and Banquet Dinner were held last Thursday, Mar. 1. Almost 200 attendees saw Thrushwood Farms, Midwest Uniform Supply, and Mark Lee of Klingner & Associates take home the three most-coveted awards. Linder also breaks down what’s next for the Galesburg Chamber.

Monmouth College Scots Excel in Indoor Track and Field

The Monmouth College Scots are doing very well in indoor track and field.

The men’s indoor track team recently won their nineteenth straight indoor conference championship, with Dan Evers winning his pole vault and long jump events. Evers will be competing at the national competition in Birmingham, Ala., next weekend.

Many Events in the Future with Galesburg Parks & Rec 2-28-18

The Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department has many different events in the near future.

Elizabeth Varner of the Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department reported that there will be everything from ballroom dance lessons to swimming lessons available this month.

Annual Monmouth-Roseville FFA Dinner and Auction

The annual Monmouth-Roseville FFA Auction and Dinner Fundraiser will take place March 8 at the American Legion in Monmouth.

This fundraiser has taken place almost as long as the chapter has been around. It is the main fundraiser for the Monmouth-Roseville FFA. All money raised at the fundraiser will go to the FFA chapter.

Phil Cooper – Western Illinois Animal Rescue – 2-27-18

A fundraiser for WIAR will be held at the VFW in Monmouth on Mar. 31 at 4 p.m. The proceeds of that event will help the organization pay for a new building among other operational costs. Cooper also discusses his appreciation for the heartfelt contributions of animal lovers in the community.

Galesburg’s 2018 Annual Dinner and Business Excellence Awards

The 2018 Annual Dinner and Business Excellence Awards, an event to celebrate the Galesburg Chamber volunteers, the Board and members as well as the work of the Chamber and the Galesburg community will take place March 1 at the Lake Storey Pavilion. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m.

Sponsors Give Update on Chess Club

The Chess Club at the ICS and Central Intermediate Schools have helped the younger generation represent the community in a positive way.

Audie Duran and Mitch Petersen, sponsors of the ICS and Central Intermediate Schools Chess Program, explained how far the club has come since its inception. Students have learned a new way of playing chess.

Dina Chick & Stacey Dutton – Relay For Life – 2-22-18

Warren-Henderson Relay For Life is holding a trivia night this weekend. Dina Chick and Stacey Dutton talk about other ways they are raising money to support Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Warren-Henderson Relay For Life is scheduled for June 2.

Michael Frerichs – Illinois State Treasurer – 2-22-18

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced a comprehensive loan program that commits $500 million in new money to flow through local banking institutions to help individuals obtain loans at below-market rates.

“Invest in Rural Illinois” is believed to be the largest economic development program for rural Illinois to ever come from the treasurer’s office.

Rod Davies & Lew Steinbrecher – City of Monmouth – 2-21-18

A housing study conducted by Northern Illinois University concluded and was presented at Tuesday night’s Monmouth city council meeting. Mayor Rod Davies and City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher talk about the details of the upcoming housing expansion.

Teacher & School Spotlight Presentation for February – 2-20-18

Amrit Bidegaray of Monmouth-Roseville was presented with the Teacher of the Month Award for her outstanding job as an ESL teacher. She received a custom plaque from Lacky Monuments, gift card to McDonalds, certificate from the Regional Office of Education, and a check from MTC Communications.

Erika Harold – State’s Attorney General Candidate – 2-19-18

Erika Harold has persevered through some tough times in her life. Now, she is trying to create change in the state of Illinois. She visited the Lincoln Day Dinner in Monmouth last Monday to talk about her journey. Her section of the podcast starts just prior to the 32-minute mark (31:30) and lasts until the end of this podcast.

Cathy Froelich – Natural Resources Conservation Service – 1-31-18

The Conservation Stewardship Program is designed to help landowners increase productivity while protecting the value of their land. Cathy Froelich with the NRCS explains some of the benefits and deadlines to sign up for this beneficial program.

Amy Patterson – Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce – 1-25-18

An exciting network has been formed between the Monmouth and Galesburg Chambers of Commerce, Galesburg Community Foundation, and Forefront. Amy Patterson talks about the change and how it will affect the communities. She also previews other upcoming Monmouth Chamber events.