Senior Community Manager at the American Cancer Society Stacey Dutton shares what the Power in Purple event is all about in Warren and Henderson Counties. Paula Markey and Kathy Lafary share on their efforts for raising money for the event as being two of the six ambassadors for this year’s competition.
Coach Braun recaps his team’s game against Illinois College and previews their upcoming game against Cornell College on the WRAM Morning Show
Co-President of the Monmouth-Roseville Education Foundation Amanda Pilgar and Harding Principal Jeff Ewing discuss their upcoming Blingo event to take place Saturday October 13th at the VFW in Monmouth. They also discuss a new program at Lincoln, Harding, and Central schools called ‘Watch Dogs’.
Vice President at Security Savings Bank Dorothy Ricketts and Monmouth Police Chief Joe Switzer offer tips on how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft during this holiday season.
Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt discusses them items that were talked about at their monthly board meeting, including the Tax Levy and building a bus housing facility on the high school campus.
Ron Wheeler was the Keynote Speaker at this years 10th Annual Fall Leadership Luncheon, “Hearing From Our Very Own”. He shares his background and where he is today.
Director Cathy Sheagren shares First United Methodist Church is hosting a free local event on October 26th and October 27th at 5 p.m. called Uncle Phil’s Diner. Tickets are free and you can call the church at 734 9437 to obtain a ticket.
Owner Kevin Cerar, shares that the Barnstormer will remain open after recently closing Petey’s and the Packinghouse. The Barnstormer first opened in 1986.
Marketing Coordinator Sean Cavanaugh shares the Achiever of the Month for September was United Junior High Principal Chris Schwarz. Cavanaugh also discusses upcoming collaborative projects going on at Warren Achievement.
Executive Director of Family Planning Services of Western Illinois Ashley German, highlights what their program is all about, involving confidential, low-cost, preventative health care to males and females to help with their sexual health and reproductive health needs. For more information, visit familyplanningservice.net or call 309-343-6162.
District Conservationist Cathy Froelich and Executive Director at the local FSA Office Garrett Lenz of the NRCS share that CRP payments are going out. For more information, log onto nrcs.usda.gov.
Superintendent Ed Fletcher discusses their latest board meeting items, including the Student Support Specialists, the hiring of a third counselor, and possibly starting a summer school program next year.
Executive Director Mary Reed and Family Services’ Lisa Medina-Foshay, discuss the Head Start and Early Head Start programs and how to enroll your child today.
Associate Director Bohnemkamp discusses upcoming events for Stone-Hayes. A Town Hall meeting will be held On October 16th in Stronghurst and a Personal Assistant Orientation will be held on October 25th.
Troy Conziahr of the Monmouth Bayer Crop Science Learning Center, discusses corn and bean yields, nitrogen management in the fields, SmartStax Pro, and more.
President Ken Springer discusses the upcoming Manufacturing Showcase at Galesburg and Knoxville High School’s being put on by the Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development on Tuesday October 30th. For more information, call 309-343-1194.
Hannah Maher, Associate Vice President for Development and College Relations, highlights the weekends events taking place during the Monmouth College’s Homecoming. For more information, log onto monmouthcollege.edu.
Stan Jenks and Jeannie Webber discuss the Maple Leaf Community Concert Series, which kicks off on November 1st with Tapestry. The series will take place in Dahl Chapel at 7pm. Season concert tickets are $70 or $30 per concert. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, or at the door on the night of the event. For more information, visit https://mapleleafccs.com/.
Monmouth Fire Chief Casey Rexroat discusses National Fire Prevention Week, October 8th through the 14th. Rexroat also shares tips on preventing fires while using space heaters and fireplaces, being aware of using candles and decorations, and the leaf burning policy in Monmouth.
President of the Illinois Corn Husking Competition, Richard Humes, shares details about the upcoming contest on Sunday October 7th. For more information, visit illinoiscornhusking.com.
Beth Reedy is a 1974 graduate of Yorkwood High School and resides in Monmouth. She discusses teachers who inspired her, her teaching days, and what she is up to today. Reedy will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the ceremony on October 6th in the Warren County History Museum at 10 am.
Mayor Rod Davies presented the State of the City address this week. In spite of the challenges provided by Springfield, Fiscal Year 2018 was another good year for Monmouth.
Tammy Wolbers, a 1997 Monmouth High School graduate, is one of three highly accomplished individuals being inducted into the Monmouth-Roseville Hall of Achievement. Wolbers shares about her time in high school, teachers who inspired her, and what she is up to today. The ceremony will take place on Saturday October 6th at 10 am in the Warren County History Museum.
Jill Miller Denning, a 1989 Monmouth High School graduate, is one of three highly accomplished individuals being inducted into the Monmouth-Roseville Hall of Achievement. Ms. Denning shares about her time in high school, teachers who inspired her, and what she is up to today. The ceremony will take place on Saturday October 6th at 10 am in the Warren County History Museum.
Erin Buckmaster of the Knox County Humane Society discusses improvements being made to the facility, pets up for adoption, and highlighted the past Doggy Jog fundraiser. Buckmaster also shares tips to get your pets ready for winter. For more information or to donate, log onto knoxcountyhumanesociety.org.
District Conservationist Cathy Froelich wants to remind farmers in the field that if they have any concerns about their land to give the office a call and they can come survey the land. Also, be aware of your conservation plan when you are going to till the fields and know what you can and cannot do.
City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher and Director of Information Technology Ken Helms, summarize the City of Monmouth Council Meeting earlier this week. Items discussed included the upcoming clean up week, the status of Fareway, the removal of the North Main rail street crossing, and replacing the Strom Center roof. For more information, log onto cityofmonmouth.com.
Director Nancy Mowen discusses business happening at the Jamieson Community Center including new items in the Food Pantry, Senior Nutrition, and the community Christmas Store. For more information, log onto jamiesoncommunitycenter.org.
Jeannie Webber of the Warren County United Way and Lorenzo Pugh, of the Regional Office of Education, discuss the Strive for Less than Five campaign and their goals to keep it going through the years. For more information, visit warrencountyunitedway.com or roe33.net.
Manager Gina Long and President Jared Kunkle discuss past and upcoming events at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau. Topics discussed include farm safety, National 4-H week with a supply drive by a local group for the Western Illinois Animal Rescue, and recaps of the Ag Days the farm bureau was involved in. For more information, visit whfarmbureau.org.
Greg McClintock of the Monmouth-Roseville Education Foundation shares the four accomplished alumni that will be inducted into the Monmouth-Roseville Hall of Achievement and one area citizen that will receive a Distinguished Service Award. Tammy Wolbers, Ron Moore, and Jill Miller Denning have been named to the Hall of Achievement and Beth Reedy will be receiving the Distinguished Service Award. The ceremony will be held on October 6th at 10 am in the Warren County History Museum in Monmouth.
Bishop Hill Heritage Association Administrator Todd DeDecker talks about their upcoming 47th Annual Fall Harvest Festival Jordbruksdagarna. Events attendees can expects are demonstrations by artisans, tons of kid activities, delicious food, a baseball game, and much more. For more information, visit bishophillheritage.org.
Principal Patrick Coate highlights his building for the school spotlight, featuring Trish Bertelsen as the Teacher of the Month. Coate also reports on the building’s upcoming Fall Festival on October 19th and his participation in the Power in Purple campaign to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society. For more information, log onto u304.org.
Susan Meyer highlights upcoming events to take place during the Schuyler Street Stroll this Saturday September 29th. Events include a car show, over 30 vendors, a variety of food, chainsaw carvings, and Civil War reenactments. For more information, search Schuyler Street Stroll on Facebook.
Agronomist Craig Allaman and President of Cornelius Seed, Chuck Cornelius, discuss how this harvest season has started and is operating. Allaman also touches on diseases in our area and surrounding areas.
Hospice Manager, Amy Suydam, and Home Health Manager, Nancy Reid, discuss their upcoming 9th Annual Quarter Auction on Saturday September 29th at 6pm. For more information, call Amy or Nancy at 309-344-9700.
Adult Librarian Rebecca Eaton and Youth Librarian Danielle Morrison, highlight upcoming events for the month of October at the Warren County Public Library. For all the details, log onto wcplibrary.com.
Lance Aten and Mary Kay North discuss their financial planning business in Galesburg, 128 N Broad Street. For more information, log onto atennorth.com or email them at [email protected] or [email protected]
Jeannie Weber, Warren County United Way, Laun Dunn, Knox County United Way, Vicki Rose, Bridgeway, and Lorenzo Pugh and Janeen Harkness from the Regional Office of Education are all teaming up for the “Strive for less than 5” campaign. The program is designed to keep students from missing more than 5 days of school during the school year by working with schools, the students, and their families. For more information, log onto unitedway-knoxcounty.org or warrencountyunitedway.com.
John Turnbull shares he is having an open house for his Turnbull Heritage Museum where local residents can come view artifacts from his family over the past 134 years. The open house will be Saturday September 29th at 10am. The museum is located at State Highway 94 and Church Street in Biggsville, IL.
Owners Chad and Elsa Galyean are bringing a new coffee shop to the Monmouth area. The Central Mountain Coffee Roasters will be serving unique gourmet Columbian coffee cubes. To find more information about the coffee shop, log onto centralmountaincoffee.com or search them on Facebook.
Pattee Executive Director Kellen Hinrichsen, talks about their upcoming event on Saturday at 7pm. They will be hosting the Prairieland Barbershop Chorus acapella group out of Macomb. The event is free and open to the public. Hinrichsen also highlights a new exhibit to open on Monday about the history of education in our area.
Superintendent Ed Fletcher discusses about the Board of Education’s recent meeting. Items discussed included: the budget, board election to occur in the spring, Jamieson Center to take over Operation Backpack, and the M-R Performing Arts students to make a trip to New York City every four years. For the full meeting minutes, log onto mr238.org.
Recreation Supervisor, Chelsea Moberg, discusses the upcoming fall/winter schedule with the Galesburg Parks and Recreation. Events include open swim at the Hawthorne Pool, basketball open gyms, and adult volleyball leagues. To find the complete schedule, search City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation on Facebook.
Ken Helms, Director of Information Technology, and Lew Steinbrecher, City Administrator, highlight what was discussed at the city council meeting earlier this week. To view the full summary of the meeting, visit cityofmonmouth.com.
Diabetes Educator, Tina Canada, discusses upcoming events being put on by OSF Healthcare Holy Family, including their monthly Diabetes Support Group, a new program A Matter of Balance, and a Lunch and Learn session in October. For more information about any of these events, call Tina at 734-1424.
Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt highlights items the board discussed during their monthly meeting last week. Items include the budget, 10 year life safety survey, the installment of the security cameras, and upcoming business for the October meeting. For more information, log onto u304.org.
Doug Price talks about low back pain and issues that can arise and how to treat them.
President Hank Shimmin and member Julie Shaw discuss the launch of a new program called Kiwanis Kicks. Their goal is to provide a pair of socks and shoes to children in grades 1 through 3 in the Monmouth-Roseville school district in need. Eventually they would love to expand the program. To find out how you can be involved, contact any Kiwanis Club Member.
Lawrence Conrad discusses his upcoming talk about artifacts from 13,000 years of prehistoric culture in the region. The talk will be at 7:30 pm on Wednesday September 19 in the Pattee Auditorium in the Center for Science and Business at Monmouth College. For more information, log onto monmouthcollege.edu.
Marketing Coordinator, Sean Cavanaugh, talks past and upcoming events with Warren Achievement. To find more information, log onto warrenachievement.com.
Treasurer Michael Frerichs, discusses a new ‘Money Match’ program, where the state of Illinois is returning $12 million to Illinois taxpayers. To see if you have unclaimed money, log onto illinoistreasurer.gov/ICASH.
Youth and family Independent Living Advocate, Cassidy Klein, talks what the business is all about and the Fast Track Transition Planning program. For more information, call Klein at 309-344-1306.
District Conservationist, Cathy Froelich, with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, discusses deadline for fish sales, the upcoming Conservation Day for 6th graders at Young’s Lake, and a weed that has been around our area. For more information, log onto nrcs.usda.gov.
Executive Director, Kristyne Gilbert, discusses their 10th anniversary of the 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition taking place this week at the Buchanan Center for the Arts. She also discusses their fall schedule and other upcoming events. For more information, search Buchanan Center for the Arts on Facebook.
Community Relations Specialist, Amber Wood, and Diabetes Education Coordinator, Tina Canada, discuss the screenings that will take place at the Health Fair at Strom Center on Wednesday September 12th, from 9 to 11 am.
Matt Hansen discusses his new business coming to Galesburg. There is no open date for the Knox Co Brew Co. To stay up to date with the company, check them out on Facebook at Knox Co Brewing Co.
President of the Knox County Area Partnership of Economic Development, Ken Springer, discusses an upcoming trip with Knox County high schools and Carl Sandburg College to Chicago. They will tour the International Manufacturing Technology Show. For more information, log onto knoxpartnership.com or on Facebook @KnoxPartnership.
This is the final 2 hours of the 2018 Fall Ag Roundtable at Midwest Bank in Monmouth
This is the first 2 hours of the 2018 Fall Ag Roundtable at Midwest Bank in Monmouth
Director of the Corporate and Leisure College, Stacy Rucker, highlights all their upcoming Day Trips and history classes available for this Fall schedule. For more information, log onto sandburg.edu.
Marsha Parrish is starting a Parkinson’s support group at the Warren County YMCA that will meet the second Monday of each month at 4pm. She started this because her husband was diagnosed back in 2006 and wants others to be informed about the disease.
Special events Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association, Kelsey Moore, highlights what the event is all about and talks about the upcoming walk at Lake Storey in Galesburg on Saturday September 29th. For more information, log onto act.alz.org.
Agronomist at Munson Hybrids, Craig Allaman, discusses his findings of corn and bean fields with our weather conditions and how things are looking ready for harvest.
Mayor Rod Davies, City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher, and Director of Information Technology Ken Helms, highlight what was discussed at the City of Monmouth council meeting earlier this week. To see the full report, log onto cityofmonmouth.com.
Recreation Supervisor, Chelsea Moberg, discusses upcoming events in Galesburg at Lakeside, including the Monarch Migration Festival. For more information, call 345-3683 or log onto ci.galesburg.il.us.
Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at Bridgeway, Stacy Brown, discusses they have received a grant from the state for two new programs, with the focus being on substance abuse. If you would like to be involved, call Stacy at 344-2323.
Member of the 2018 Warren County Prime Beef Festival Board visited the WRAM Morning Show studios to promote this week’s festival. President Russ Jensen, Vice President Dave Underwood and 2nd Vice President Matt Lovdahl.
The 2018 Warren County Prime Beef Festival Princess Pageant took place over the weekend. Third runner up is Murphy Sage, second runner up is Alexandria Wise, first runner up is Emma Parkins, and your 2018 Princess is Rachel Williams.
Executive Director, Jessica Linder, of the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce discusses upcoming events in September for the city of Galesburg. For more information, log onto Galesburg.org.
Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau President Jared Kunkle and Manager Gina Long, discuss their tour of a medical cannabis farm in Vermont, IL and their upcoming events.
Marketing Director at Seminary Village, Don Luper, discusses details about their upcoming friends and family picnic to celebrate 30 years in Galesburg. For more information, log onto seminaryvillage.com.
Coach Kirby recaps his team’s game against North Fulton and previews their upcoming game against South Fulton on the Monmouth McDonalds Coach’s Corner on the WRAM Morning Show
Jim Johnson, organizer of the Grand Alumni Band, discusses their upcoming march in the Prime Beef Festival parade and a concert on September 8th at 2pm in the Myron Mikita Band Shelter. For more information, search The Grand Alumni Band on Facebook.
Regional Superintendent Jodi Scott and Assistant Regional Superintendent Lori Loving discuss the upcoming ROE Job Fair and the need for employees in the school districts. For more information, log onto roe33.net.
Regional Superintendent Jodi Scott, Laun Dunn of the Knox County United Way, and Jeannie Weber of the Warren County United Way, are teaming up to launch the program “Strive for Less Than Five”. This program is to get students and parents on board for having students miss less than five days of school during the year. For more information, log onto unitedway-knoxcounty.org or warrencountyunitedway.com.
District Conservationist Cathy Froelich discusses the last request for haying and grazing for our area. Friday is the deadline for bailing. For more information, log onto www.nrcs.usda.gov to find your area.
The athletic department at Galesburg is keeping busy.
Galesburg High School Athletic Director Jeff Flater spoke of many different aspects of the department.
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.
March at Discovery Depot figures to be filled with tons of kid-friendly activities. St. Patrick’s Day themed programs are what make up the majority of events on the schedule ahead.
Monmouth-Roseville High School will host an IHSA Solo & Ensemble Sectional this weekend. Kevin Ferry and Kyle Barshinger break down the event and what their group has to do to collect a 6th consecutive state title.
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.
Superintendent Whitsitt shares the latest on the District 304. A change in curriculum for next school year and the efforts of the community coming together in the wake of tragedy are the topics of discussion.
The 53rd Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day is this weekend. Sean Cavanaugh and Julie Shaw talked about the event including the introduction of a drive-thru service this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jared Kunkle, Carol Ricketts, & Brian Postin – Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau & Compeer Financial – 2-26-18
The new farm bill has proposed reductions to crop insurance subsidies. With a two to three year forecast of decreased earning potential on the horizon, Postin is worried about the future of area farmers.
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.
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.
Superintendent Markey shares the latest from her District, including numerous good news items and a few big decisions to make.
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.
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.
Grilled Cheese with KKGs will happen this Saturday at Faith United Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $5 and are available online and at the door.
The theatre department at Monmouth College will be performing The Pitchfork Disney this weekend at the Fusion Theatre. Director Doug Rankin discusses the process of putting the show together and what he expects.
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.
The Monmouth Auxiliary Police are searching for new members. Jim Bennett, Sergeant for the unit, discusses the requirements and commitment it takes to get involved.
Dorothy Ricketts discusses the latest scams that are out to take advantage of you this year. She talks about what you can do to combat these scams and not fall victim to them.
The Midwest Bank Ag Seminar featured presentations from OSF Healthcare Holy Family Medical on their “Jumpstart” Program with Dr. Vozenilek, Porter Insurance, and Mike Pearson, host of the Ag Daily Podcast. Listen now…