The Cattlemen’s Annual Trade Show and Banquet is coming up in early February. Tharp talks about some new changes coming to that event along with the scholarship that is available for local seniors interested in agronomy.
Ray Defenbaugh discusses the future of farming in 2018 and beyond in Illinois, but also, nationally.
Superintendent Fletcher shares the latest from around District 238 including some steps that are being taken to prevent school shootings.
Scam artists continue to get more creative, so it’s important to stay educated on how they are trying to pull one over on you. Dorothy Ricketts breaks down some steps you can take to avoid being scammed.
The Dec. 2017 Achiever of the Month is announced by Mr. Cavanaugh along with discussion about a grant from the Mellinger Foundation and various donations by local businesses.
The Spring Semester is almost underway at Monmouth College. Bonifer talks about MLK Day, upcoming sports, and how many days are left until 2018 Commencement.
Cozhiar talks about the latest with the Monsanto-Bayer merger, the work done at the Learning Center, and the process of testing out new products.
The WCPL is busy to start the year. Danielle Morrison with the Library talks about programming for both children and adults that will be going on during the month of January.
Chetin talks about the latest events coming up on the Art Center’s calendar including Mindful Creativity Night and Great Bowls of Soup.
Principal Maggie Wallace talked about this month’s Teacher of the Month Vanessa Witherell. Wallace highlights what makes United North such a great place to be during the school day and what makes Witherell worthy of this honor.
The Partnership will expand on their services offered to entrepreneurs and local businesses in 2018 according to Ken Springer. More and more entrepreneurs are popping up in the area, so that is an area of emphasis for the Partnership.
City officials discuss the latest developments at Tuesday’s city council meeting including the hiring of a contractor for Smithfield’s force main project.
Buckmaster talks about the importance of pet safety during these frigid temperatures.
Chief Switzer and Chief Rexroat talk about how to stay safe in the cold, some crimes committed over the holidays, and other important topics.
The Monmouth Chamber of Commerce has a busy start to 2018 planned. Amy Patterson with the Chamber breaks down what people can expect.
Long talks about her involvement with the W-H Farm Bureau along with her involvement in the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Young Leaders group.
Mrs. Gilbert recaps the past year for the Arts Center and previews what is to come for 2018. A number of anniversary specials are on tap according to Gilbert for next year.
Poole and Whitsitt deliver exciting news for the United School District’s FFA program and talk about the latest school board meeting.
Cavanaugh talks about the latest Achiever of the Month Award plus other developments and updates at Warren Achievement Center.
Fletcher shares some updates from the latest school board meeting including some ways the district is trying to help students’ exposure to opportunities after high school.
The Superintendent of Galesburg’s school district talks about the continued teacher shortage and some of the ways Galesburg is trying to combat the problem.
The 2nd Annual Galesburg Express event and 1st Annual “Wass Ale-ing” event will be coming to downtown Galesburg this weekend. Jessica Linder with the Chamber talks about all these events entail.
Illinois’ 200th birthday is coming up in 2018. Cavanaugh previews an event coming up next Monday at the Monmouth City Courthouse.
Winter is almost upon us. That means snow will be coming soon. Doug Price gives some tips on shoveling snow and how to not injure yourself while doing so.
The Monmouth-Roseville Sports Boosters are always looking for new members. Brooks talks about what you do to help support M-R athletics.
Palmer and Ruehmer preview Choral Dynamics’ latest show at the Orpheum Theater. A Patchwork Christmas is brings all the pieces of Christmas together with holiday songs and dancing.
United is the focus of our School Spotlight for the month of December. Junior High School Principal Chris Schwarz talked about the Kindness Club and why it’s becoming a big hit at the school.
The 8th Annual Madrigral Dinner is this weekend. Choral Director Kevin Ferry is excited about yet another year of this great program.
Canada is one of three certified diabetes educators at OSF in Monmouth. She talks about all the opportunities offered at OSF to help educate people on this dangerous disease.
Link and Green explain a new testing program offered by the WCHD. After an assessment of Warren County and its health risks, a new colorectal cancer detecting test is now available to Warren County residents.
Deadlines are approaching to sign up for medicare and health insurance. Missy Shepherd, Owner of Way Insurance in Galesburg, gives notable statistics and updates on signing up.
McCreary talks about the upcoming medicare enrollment deadline and how paying attention to your plan can be crucial in saving money.
Patterson explains a promotion between the Chamber and the County to encourage local people to shop local this holiday season.
Wilder shares some updates from what he called a “productive and positive” school board meeting on Monday night.
Two members of the police department share updates on what is going on around the city of Monmouth, including the recent training of two officers in the RAIDER Solo Engagement Course.
Jackson and Davies share the latest from Monday’s city council meeting, including updates on potential grants that would assist the City in some crucial updates.
The BCA held their Taste of the Arts fundraiser earlier this month. The fundraiser raised over $25,000 to help with programming in 2018 for the Center. Gilbert explains what that means to the organization.
Ricketts talks about the latest from the Farm Bureau, including an upcoming Marketing Seminar in Knoxville.
Swanson gave a rundown of the 2017 growing season for farmers. Among the topics discussed were the yield prices, NAFTA, KORUS, and a preview of 2018.
The Belted Cow Orchard opened for business on Oct. 1st. Owner and Operator Marci Meyer encourages anyone interested to come by the barn between Monmouth and Oquawka to see what types of products they have to offer.
The 38th Annual Holiday Craft & Home Show is coming up this Saturday. Diane Fedorow talked about what people can expect at this big event in Monmouth.
Teacher shortages are affecting plenty of local school districts. Asplund talks about how it’s affecting District 205, and he touches on other topics discussed at their latest school board meeting.
Tuesday night’s school board meeting had plenty of information and news. Superintendent Ed Fletcher shared what is going on with District 238, which can be heard on this podcast.
The Booster Club is holding their annual Stronghurst Christmas Walk later this week. Blender and Taylor preview what those in attendance can expect.
Kendall and Gorham praised the housekeeping staff at OSF for their hard work and dedication to keeping the facility clean and spot-free.
Whitsitt breaks down how he goes about cancelling school, the latest District 304 school board meeting, the tax levy, and a lack of teachers in Illinois.
Robeson, a Monmouth College grad, decided to give back to her school by educating them on agriculture. This year’s lecture will break down precision agriculture, its benefits, and how it can help increase yields, but decrease costs.
Springer looks ahead to an event later this month for KCAP, and previews the most important event of the year for the organization – their Annual Breakfast Meeting.
Two Cottage Hospital employees discuss an upcoming event to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The inaugural Ceremony of Light will be this Wednesday starting at 4 o’clock in the visitors parking lot across from Cottage Hospital.
Five local veterans share different insight into what the military has done for their lives.
Davis previews the 3rd Annual Friday Night Lights Dinner & Auction. She discusses the prizes, food, and atmosphere that people can expect at the event.
The 35th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place Nov. 23rd in Monmouth. Whiteman and Larson shared some of what it takes to get the dinner organized and put on.
Mayor Davies gave a summary of the latest city council meeting. The Monmouth-Roseville High School soccer team was honored for their outstanding state runner-up season.
Linder discusses recent news for the Chamber, including previews of upcoming events.
Two members of the Police Department give news on two separate subjects. Switzer touches on Take Back Drug Day, while Hepner talks about counterfeit money in Monmouth.
Two members of the WCPL staff share the latest about upcoming events and activities at the Library. To find out more about the library and these events, log on to wcplibrary.org.
Kerr discusses the founding of rotary clubs and what makes them special. It is a business fellowship organization designed to increase humanitarian efforts around the world.
Price talks about balance disorders and what folks can do to combat them.
Principal Ince and three of her students shared a project they are working on with Western Illinois Animal Rescue.
Toal talks about their Bi-Annual fundraiser called the Quarter Auction. He explains the details and what attendees can expect at the event.
An event-filled Homecoming weekend is ahead for Monmouth College. Wyatt and Bonifer preview what to expect around campus this weekend.
Brown broke down the start of open enrollment for health insurance. She explained that insurance is not a one-size-fits-all type of purchase.
Members of the MRHS Drama Club shared their thoughts about their upcoming play Rumors by Neil Simon.
McCreary reminded Medicare patients to review their current plans to ensure they are getting the right medication going forward and so they can avoid costly penalties.
Ricketts discussed an upcoming Tour of South American Agriculture and some important dates for deadlines.
White talked about the support both Monmouth and Galesburg have given to the Humane Society and previewed their upcoming Halloween Fundraiser.
Illinois Association of School Administrators Ralph Grimm interview from Friday, October 27, 2017
Moore reassured Monmouth residents about the service provided by Moore Tires and told them not to worry about a reduction in customer service quality at the former Keister’s location.
Two ribbon-cutting ceremonies, the Winter’s Farmer’s Market, and the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon are discussed by Amy Patterson.
Olson and Martin discussed upcoming deadlines and dates that farmers need to know.
Mr. Asplund talked about the state of District 205 and the new school budget.
Kinney & Kendall discussed the program that is designed to help people get rid of unwanted prescription drugs. Kendall also touched on the relationship between Blue Cross Blue Shield and OSF.
Mrs. Burns discussed her school’s success and what makes Mrs. Ensminger a good choice for Teacher of the Month.
Gilbert shared her thoughts on being named to the Illinois Arts Council Agency advisory panel and the BCA’s upcoming “Taste of the Arts” fundraiser.
Whitsitt broke down a possible shift in pension funding at United High School and how it could affect them going forward.
Olson talked about the Health Department’s recently implemented program that will allow customers to now get free breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings.
Morath talked the Club’s upcoming Pancake Day, helping the community, and the want and need for new members.
Cox gave us a preview of what visitors can expect at the upcoming Gerlaw Christian Church Oktoberfest fundraiser dinner.
Superintendent Wilder discussed a recent school board meeting where a group of students was recognized for raising money with their own bake sale to buy one of their teachers a new chair.
Davies and Steinbrecher talked about the latest city council meeting where they recognized city employees and also addressed the roof getting blown off the north fire station.
Ferry broke down the recent success of District 238’s music program and talked about the attitude that new Band Director Kyle Barshinger has brought to the table.
Braatz talked about Clean Up Week in Monmouth and how citizens need to organize their waste.
Cameron discussed her upcoming speaking event at Monmouth College where she will break down different types of cancer, screenings, and vaccines.
Heidi Brown of State Farm broke down the different types of medicare that people can enroll in.
Chief Switzer gave the latest news from the department during his Tuesday stop at the station.
Olson breaks down the NRCS’s EQIP program along with their conservation stewardship program.
Mowen talked about some upcoming events for the Jamieson Center which include: Home Tours at Lake Warren, the opening of their Christmas Store, and Freezing for Food.
Cavanaugh dished on the latest news from WAC including the winner of the Achiever of the Month award.
Jenks and Clark explain what music lovers can expect from the concert series, which consists of shows in both Monmouth and Canton.
Chetin talks about the latest news and events coming up for the Galesburg Arts Center.
Swanson breaks down a statistical model she is working on to help farmers figure out their financial statements in the future.
Mowen addresses the need for middle-aged women to be cognizant of the threat of breast cancer. She talks about various services offered by OSF to help educate people about the disease.
Davies and Jackson talked about various projects the city is working on and how long those projects will take to complete approximately.
Superintendent Fletcher touches on everything from the latest school board meeting, to this year’s Hall of Achievement ceremony, to some new practices being used in District 238’s buildings.
Thomas previewed a great event coming up at the funeral home that will help support local honor guards in honoring fallen veterans.
McKillip explained a March 2018 event that could produce some new local businesses: the 6-County Fast Pitch Competition.
Grissom, a theatre major at Monmouth College, talks about the upcoming “Pieces of Glaspell” play at the College this weekend.
Doug Price talks about Physical Therapy and the services offered at Cottage Rehab.
Green talked about a series of flu shot clinics coming up in the area and a discounted lab draw done by the Health Department.
Pilger dishes the latest on Lincoln School. From security, to new programs, to the latest teacher of the month: Trisha Olendzki.