West Central held a school board meeting on Wednesday. Superintendent Paula Markey breaks down some of the latest discussion items and approvals from that meeting.
A changing of the guard is happening at the WHFB at the start of April. Carol Ricketts, who has worked with the Farm Bureau for 28 years, is retiring. Gina Long will step in as her replacement.
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.
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.
The Monmouth City Council met on Monday night. Mayor Rod Davies and City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher broke down what types of actions and ordinances were addressed.
Chelsea Moberg, Recreation Supervisor with Galesburg Parks & Rec, discusses some upcoming spring break events with the organization.
Krista Swanson shares the latest from her Gardner Agriculture Policy Program including the latest introduction of a farm simulator designed to predict scenarios for farms.
Some of the best agricultural minds in Western Illinois came together to discuss the state of agriculture at the Spring Ag Roundtable. This is part two of the two-hour broadcast.
Some of the best agricultural minds in Western Illinois came together to discuss the state of agriculture at the Spring Ag Roundtable. This is part one of the two-hour broadcast.
Superintendent Ed Fletcher shared the latest news from District 238. A few new positions will be added to the high school staff along with some other changes around the District.
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.
Galesburg Parks & Rec has plenty of events going on over spring break to keep young children and teens entertained. Elizabeth Varner discusses the specifics about the busy weeks ahead.
Assistant Manager Austin Jackson talks about the success that Chick’s at the Club has experienced since its March 1st opening.
Pork industry giant Lynch Livestock LLC is opening a Monmouth location next week. Territory Manager Larry Bertrand talks about what the business is about and how the process works.
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.
Big River Resources LLC held their annual shareholders meeting on Thursday afternoon. Ray Defenbaugh and other ag industry leaders discussed the state of Big River Resources and what the future holds.
A new program at Warren Achievement Center will allow achievers to tell their life stories with assistance from a facilitator. Sean Cavanaugh also shared the latest Achiever of the Month Award winner’s name and more.
There is a need for personal assistants at Stone Hayes Center. Lynn Voeller with the Center discusses the qualifications for applicants the organization is looking for.
Erin Buckmaster discusses some of the pets at the shelter that need adopted. She also previews a dog show coming in May.
The weather is slowly but surely getting better. That’s good news for avid golfers looking to get their season underway. Brian Luedtke with Bunker Links talks about some changes to the course and the rates people can expect.
Elizabeth Varner with Galesburg Parks & Recreation gives an update on the latest programs being offered by the organization.
Car burglaries have started happening again in Monmouth. Police Chief Joe Switzer talks about steps to take to reduce this crime. He also discusses the National School Walkout happening next week.
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.
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…
Superintendent Fletcher shared some of the latest news from District 238’s latest school board meeting. A new class, change to the dismissal schedule for next year, school funding, etc. are the topics of discussion.
A third Chick’s location is opening in Monmouth in March. Assistant Manager Austin Jackson talks about what residents can expect from the revamped Monmouth Country Club location.
Illinois has its fair share of problems. Governor Bruce Rauner hopes that being elected for a 2nd term will give him a chance to make things right. He shared his thoughts on the state of Illinois at Monday night’s Lincoln Day Dinner in Monmouth.
Krista Swanson is constantly researching to help farmers in the area and state. She discusses the latest with NAFTA, the newest farm bill, and an upcoming farm event in Galesburg.
Robin Johnson, a political professor at Monmouth College, partnered with U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos on a 50-page report delving into the state of Democrats in the Midwest. He explains how the project came about and what he learned.
This year marks the 48th time WIU has hosted the Ag Mech Farm Expo. VP of Expo Operations Amber Hoener discusses what folks can expect at this great event in 2018.
The 9th Annual Monmouth Area Home Show is set for next weekend. Plenty of great vendors will be in attendance, and numerous awesome door prizes will be up for grabs.
Sean Cavanaugh breaks down the latest from the Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth and teases the Achiever of the Month winner.
A host of high-profile speakers will be at the American Legion in Monmouth on Feb. 12. Cory Burgland with the Warren County Republicans talked about the evening.
OSF Healthcare is hosting a women’s health event as well as starting a new program at United High School. Tina Canada breaks down what to expect for these items.
Sean Cavanaugh and Amy Patterson explain the new business after-hours event.
City officials stopped by the station to discuss a possible housing project and the upcoming audit.
National FFA Week is on the horizon. Monmouth-Roseville FFA members talk about how FFA has positively affected their lives and how the organization plans to celebrate that week.
Andre Dawson will be coming to Soangetaha Country Club on Feb. 16 and 17. This event will help raise funds for Knoxville High School’s new baseball pressbox.
Lower back pain plagues many individuals. Doug Price of Cottage Rehab talks about some ways to combat this lingering injury.
A 2nd floor expansion at the Discovery Depot is now official. Construction will begin very soon because the organization has reached at least 80% of their fundraising goal. Executive Director talks about the impact this move will make on the museum.
The Corporate and Leisure College at Carl Sandburg College provides a unique opportunity for students. Cooking, art, exercise, and history classes highlight some of the options available for students looking to mix things up.
Midwest Bank has held an Ag Seminar for a number of years. Matt Gillen and Connie Frakes both talk about their upcoming Seminar on Feb. 15. Numerous speakers and presentations are scheduled to occur at this agricultural event.
February’s Teacher of the Month comes from Monmouth-Roseville High School. Principal Bradford talks about the impact that Mrs. Bidegaray has had at the high school.
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.
A new exhibit honoring women of the past and present from Warren County is coming to the Warren County History Museum in May. Kellen Hinrichsen breaks down what folks can expect from the exhibit.
Monmouth College Historian Jeff Rankin and Vice President of Enrollment Management and Communications Trent Gilbert talk about the student body at Monmouth and some upcoming events.
After 28 years of service for the WHFB, Carol Ricketts is officially retiring. Her and current president of the Bureau Jared Kunkle talk about their time working together.
The big event is coming up at the end of February. Jennifer Davis talks about what this great event does for the local athletes.
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.
The average age of farmers is increasing, but why is that the case? Krista Swanson breaks down some of the challenges that young farmers are facing, and shares why farmers should be embracing technology, not turning their backs to it.
Mental Health First Aid classes help individuals to notice warning signs or red flags when dealing with people who might be dealing with something emotionally. Stacy Brown talked about how you can sign up for one of these classes.
Morath and Liby preview the Soup Sampler Supper on Tuesday, Jan. 23. There will be 14 different types of soup available to try at the event.
The 2nd Annual West Central FFA Tractor Pull Auction is this weekend. Plenty of great items will be up for auction to help support the 8th Annual Tractor Pull in June.
A new pet grooming business is now open in Roseville. Casey Jones talks about the motivation behind the move, what services are offered, and other details.
City officials give updates on the latest projects involving the city including the new pool.
Doug Price talks about what causes different types of arthritis and what people can do to combat the soreness and pain.
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.