Jacob Baker and Dallas Massner discuss ag business and the upcoming Plot Day on Wednesday August 22nd. For more information about the event, search Stine Master Plot – Jacob Baker Farm on Facebook.
Jodi Herr, Assistant Director for the foundation, discusses what the foundation is all about and shares that everyone deserves to right to a proper burial and that is exactly what the foundation is striving for. For more information about the foundation, log onto cremationassistance.org.
The 2018 growing season has been tough to gauge for the most part. Overall, Munson’s Craig Allaman thinks it will turn into a decent crop. He breaks down what he has thought of the 2018 crop along with a few tips for farmers before harvest.
A new school year is almost here. Monmouth College President Clarence Wyatt dishes out the latest news surrounding the college with the upcoming school year upon us.
Superintendent Ed Fletcher discusses the upcoming school year, which begins August 22nd. He also talk the board meeting and topics covered, including the school budget, new hires, and the finalizing of projects that took place over the summer.
Dennis Washburn, owner of DJ’s Automotive, discusses the business started over 25 years ago and shares his love for working on cars. The staff at DJ’s work in a professional and timely manner and want to keep their customers coming back. For you next car needs, check out DJ’s Automotive at 2068 US 67 in Monmouth, next to Pioneer Seed.
Casey Grant, the Campus Minister for the Monmouth location, discusses they are expanding in the area and launch on September 9th at 10 am. The church will be in the old 1st Street Armoury building, 215 South 1st Street in Monmouth. For more information, log onto thecrossing.net or come check out Grant in Macomb at 9 am or 10:45 am before the startup in Monmouth on September 9th.
Sergeant Matt Greenlief at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, gave staff at radio station a tour of the jail and addressed concerns. The major concern is the safety between the staff and the inmates. He also talks how they have outgrown the facility and that some things need upgraded. Greenlief also shared they are actively hiring new staff and are in constant contact with the county board to get the jail reopened.
Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank will hold a bingo night to help raise money for families in need. Lee Ann Porter, Founder and Executive Director of the organization, explained what will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Galesburg this Saturday.
Eileen Inness, Director of Marketing at Cottage, discusses the upcoming Women’s Health Expo at Cedar Creek Hall at the old American Legion building, located at 571 E North Street in Galesburg. The event will include vendors, health screenings, and complimentary wine and Stella Artois tastings.
Fire Chief Casey Rexroat, talks that dry weather conditions have increased the risk of fires getting out of control. He wants to remind those of burning to stay with the fire until it is out and have a water source nearby. Rexroat also talks back to school safety and carbon monoxide.
Stacey Brown with Bridgeway, shares about the upcoming movie Suicide: The Ripple Effect. The documentary will be showing at the Orpheum Theater on August 14th at 7pm. Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at the Orpheum or at Bridgeway.
Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt discusses details about the recent board meeting and how United is gearing up for the new school year, which begins August 20th.
Ken Springer, President of the Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development, shares a Culver’s is coming to Galesburg and will open early next year and are looking to hire around 100 employees. He also shares there are other jobs available in the Galesburg area, including multiple with the Regional Office of Education. For more information, log onto roe33.net or Galesburg. org.
Kellen Hinrichsen, Pattee Executive Director for the museum, discusses an upcoming Show and Tell event on Thursday August 16th from 7 to 8 pm. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be provided. Hinrichsen also highlights an event coming up on September 22nd at the museum.
Amy Patterson and Sean Cavanaugh, Marketing Director at Warren Achievement, discuss the upcoming Market Alley Music Days Wednesday August 15th at the Buchannan Center for the Arts. Warren County Public Transportation are the sponsors. The food will be provided by Alfano’s Pizza and Italian Cuisine and the musical entertainment will be Shania Paige.
Michelle Reyburn, Human Resource Manager at Smithfield, and Amy Patterson highlight the events for Baconfest happening on Friday August 10th in downtown Monmouth.
Sean Cavanaugh, Marketing Coordinator at Warren Achievement, shares they are sponsoring the last installment of Market Alley Music Days on August 15th. He also discusses an upcoming “Tell Me A Story” event coming up on August 29th at the Buchannan Center For The Arts at 6 pm.
Tina Canada, Diabetes Education Coordinator at OSF, shares they are teaming up with the Warren County Health Department to offer free Blood Pressure and Cholesterol screenings at Baconfest on Friday August 10th. Canada also shares warning signs of a heart attack and stroke. To get your levels checked to prevent these call 734-3141.
Lew Steinbrecher, City Administrator, and Ken Helms, Community Engagement Director, summarize what was discussed at the Monmouth City Council meeting earlier this week. For more information, log onto monmouthcitycouncil.com.
Todd DeDecker, administrator for the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, discusses their upcoming Festival of the Arts on August 11th and 12th. The event is free with tons of family activities to enjoy. He also highlighted their upcoming Chautauqua event on August 25th.
Erin Buckmaster, Executive Director at the Knox County Humane Society, talks their upcoming Doggy Jog on September 15th. She also wants to remind owners not to leave your dogs in your cars and if they are outside make sure they have shade and water. Buckmaster also shares there are plenty of cats and dogs looking for their forever homes.
Times are tough for most farmers in 2018. Trade wars, rising interest rates, and market volatility have growers in a tough spot. Brian Postin with Compeer Financial shares some advice for farmers moving forward.
Gina Long and Jared Kunkle, President of the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau, discuss the upcoming Golf Outing on August 18th and the Fall Festival 5K on September 8th. For more information contact the WHFB at 734-9401.
Diane Fedorow, co-chair of the show, talks about celebrating 20 years of the guild and their upcoming quilt show, “Summer Nights“, on August 4th and 5th at Knoxville High School. For more information contact Diane at 309-335-7839.
Kelly and her husband Steve have started a new construction and carpentry business based in Monmouth. ARA Home Solutions tackles small renovation jobs among many other specialty projects. Kelly discussed the business and what sets them apart.
The court for this year’s Henderson County Fair Queen Pageant was announced on Sunday, July 22. Kenzley Winters, Lexi Kane, and Kaitlyn Kane discuss their experience and the upcoming fair festivities.
OSF administers a Community Health Needs Assessment Survey every three years to gauge the health and medical needs of the county. Amber Wood, Community Relations Specialist for OSF, talks about where residents can find the survey and more.
A Better Track Rehab & Recovery gives those suffering from addiction a place to go to get help. The 20,000 square foot facility has 38 rooms, a learning center, and an urban farm to help addicts get away from their addiction. Doug Ball and Robin Richards give details on the center.
Charlie Brown, owner of Tombstone Bowling, shares details about the upcoming leagues bowlers can be a part of. Meeting for the leagues will begin the week of August 5th. Open bowling will start October 6th and will be on Saturdays starting at 6pm. For more information call 734-5566.
Amy Patterson, with the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, and Michelle Reyburn, HR at Smithfield, stopped by to promote another Market Alley Music Days event happening July 25th. The event is sponsored by Smithfield and Cloverleaf. Food is provided by Petey’s and music is provided by Almost Live.
Budget cuts by the State of Illinois have negatively effected the upcoming school year for the ROE. Regional Superintendent Jodi Scott discussed the impact these moves will have on the school districts of Knox, Warren, Henderson, and Mercer counties.
Krista Swanson will travel to Washington D.C. next week to meet with congress members about various agricultural issues. The primary issues to discuss, the Farm Bill and agricultural trade, will be the keys of Swanson’s rhetoric.
Catherine Ayers, Director of Family Health Services at the Knox County Health Department, shares details about their Breast and Cervical Cancer program and how you can qualify to get screened. To get more information on how to qualify, contact Nicole Brandenburg or Catherine Ayers at 309-344-2224.
Sara Robison, Executive Director at CASA, shares the program is looking for volunteers to serve foster children in the area. For more information about how to get involved log onto casaofknox.com or call 309-343-4299.
Members of the Titans Performing Arts Boosters at Monmouth-Roseville discuss their upcoming fundraiser event “Whose Line is it Anyway”. The show will take place on Friday July 27th at the Fusion Theater. Doors open at 6pm with the show starting at 7pm. Come on out for a fun event and help give the performers some great ideas! For more information, check out their Facebook page, Titans Performing Arts Boosters.
Kristine Gilbert, Executive Director at the Buchanan Center, shares details about the 37th annual photography show, starting July 24th. She also talks about a couple other event happening at the Buchanan Center. For more information call them at 734-3033.
Two new programs are helping out two very different groups in Warren County. Jeannie Weber with United Way discusses Imagination Library and the 2-1-1 Hotline.
A weekend full of fun is in store at the Warren County Fair. President of the Fair Board, Jeff Jensen, shares what to expect for the days ahead in Roseville.
The Monmouth City Council met on Monday night. Among the topics discussed were: an impending plan to replace fire trucks, the removal of a railroad crossing on North Main St., and a motor fuel tax in the city. Lew Steinbrecher and Ken Helms share their thoughts on the latest meeting.
Jenson Parkins, Malia Killey, Madison Ballard, DeNeene Killey – Warren County Fair Queen Pageant – 7-16-18
The 25th annual Miss, Junior Miss, and Little Miss Warren County Fair Queen Pageant was held this past Saturday in Roseville. The winners at each division, Madison Ballard, Malia Killey, and Jenson Parkins, stopped by the studio along with Pageant Director DeNeene Killey to discuss the fun weekend.
Sam Pietrowski, an athlete for the Warren County Special Olympics, recently returned from a trip to the 2018 Summer Games. After coming home with three medals, she recapped the whole experience.
The Galesburg NAACP is holding a Back-to-School Cookout at Kiwanis Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. Free backpacks and haircuts will be made available for children before heading back to school in the fall. Dwight White, VP of the Galesburg NAACP, discusses this exciting event.
Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt discusses the past board meeting and what is to come for the district, including upgrades and the online registration begins July 23rd and onsite registration will be August 2nd. School begins August 20th.
Gary Pullen, operator of Teddy Bear in Monmouth, shares that Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos will be back for a 4th annual show and fundraiser event on Saturday August 4th from 5 to 10pm at the Rivoli Theater. For more information, check out their Facebook page, Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos Show.
Sean Cavanaugh, Marketing Coordinator at Warren Achievement, highlights what has been going on at Warren Achievement, including the Rec Center, Camp Big Sky, and a new Day Program facility.
Michelle Moore of Big Catz BBQ discusses the upcoming Sunday Funday event happening Sunday July 15th. The event is being put on by Bikers Spot Magazine and is a bike/car cruise in. She also discusses about the restaurant and an upcoming Labor Day Rock Fair on September 2nd. For more info check out their Facebook page.
Krissy Stewart, owner of Granny’s Dinner Bell, and Dylan Dare talk about the Pack the Lot event happening now until late Friday at Granny’s. They are collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude’s. Come on out to the event Friday, located on 1223 N 6th Street in Monmouth.
Carol McCrery, Executive Director at Strom Center, discusses upcoming items happening at Strom Center. McCrery also touches on Medicare enrollment and Medicare cards changing and how those can contact Strom Center for assistance.
Costa Catholic Academy is expanding, and Principal Joe Buresh shared details about the move. Registration is going on right now, and the school is looking for new students. Contact Costa at 344-3151 today to learn more!
Michelle Rayburn, Human Resources Manager at Smithfield, discusses Market Alley Music Days happening on Wednesday July 11th. She also discusses a new department at Smithfield will open and they are hiring. She also highlights the upcoming Baconfest.
The VOICE Program of United and Monmouth-Roseville school districts allows students to put on two plays throughout the year. The 2018 summer edition of their play is this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Members of the cast along with Doug Dennison and Kevin Ferry give us a preview of the performance.
Suicide affects almost everyone in every community in some way, shape, or form. Bridgeway’s Stacy Brown shares information about a documentary showing at the Orpheum Theater in Galesburg. The film, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, discusses the story of a man who attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
The DuWayne Brooks Music Festival was held last month to help commemorate the passing of the Brooks Brothers band member. His brothers, Chris and Dennis, talk about the impact he had and how the event turned out this year.
The 100th anniversary of the Monmouth Rotary Club is cause for celebration; that is why the Club has come together, along with many other organizations in Monmouth, to raise funds for a new spray park in town. Chris Gavin discusses the implementation of the latest addition to Pattee Park.
City officials discuss the latest news from this week’s city council meeting. A number of important approvals and a new tax increase were the highlights of Monday’s meeting.
Fire Chief Rexroat discusses fireworks safety, outdoor burning in Monmouth, how to get free installation of smoke detectors, and fire calls in June.
Rebecca Eaton with the WCPL breaks down a big event on Thursday: the Local Heroes Meet & Greet. Youngsters will get a chance to see some of local members of the police and fire departments up close and personal. Eaton also shares some upcoming programs and dates.
Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce in Galesburg, Jessica Linder, shares the latest news from the organization including crucial dates coming up.
Heidi Ford discusses the tractor pull happening June 30th in Oquawka, with the title sponsor this year being CPS. The pull begins at 3 pm on the 30th, with food starting at 1pm.
Jared and Gina discuss past and upcoming events at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau, including: selling peaches and protecting animals and crops from the heat.
Catherine Froelich, District Conservationist, discusses upcoming deadlines for conservation programs that land owners can enroll in. Froelich also discusses the importance of protecting your land and resources.
Chelsea Moberg, Recreation Supervisor, discusses events happening this weekend, next week, and during the summer at Lake Side in Galesburg. For more info about all events and to register call 309-345-3683 or log onto their Facebook page.
Tom Glenn, Adult Sports Program Director and Special Olympics Athletic Director, shares about past and upcoming events for the Warren County YMCA including: the softball tournament benefiting Kids Need Heroes Program, Special Olympics state track meet, and the upcoming 80th annual old-timers softball game.
Duane Bonifer, Executive Director of Communication and Marketing, discusses the Fighting Scots Society 5th annual Golf Outing and Mark Willhardt being selected for Interim Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Pottery on the Square is coming to Monmouth this Saturday. Amy Patterson with the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce breaks down what to expect at the event.
Superintendent Ed Fletcher discussed the new state educational budget and its effect on District 238. The moves by decision makers in Springfield have left Fletcher frustrated.
Larry Anglund and Barry Wainer share details about the train and toy show happening this Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th at the Galesburg High School Fieldhouse during Galesburg Railroad Days.
Andrea Martin shares details about the Market Alley Music Days event happening on Thursday June 21st from 5 to 7 pm in downtown Monmouth. The event is being sponsored by the Warren County YMCA.
Dennis Clark, chairman of the Railroad Days committee, shares details about events that will be going on this weekend at Railroad Days in Galesburg. The event starts Thursday June 21st and goes through Sunday June 24th.
Amanda Grissem shares details about the production of Cage Birds happening this weekend June 22-24 at the Fusion Theater in Monmouth.
A new tax is discussed by the Mayor and City Administrator of Monmouth. Police and fire department reports along with other updates are given by city officials.
Adams on Agriculture host, Mike Adams moderates the 2018 The State of Agriculture Forum at Security Savings Bank in Monmouth
Members of the Brooks Brothers Band, Chris and Dennis, stopped in to discuss this year’s DuWayne Brooks Music Festival. The event is this Saturday, and will feature some great music, food, a silent and live auction, and more. The all-day gathering is put on to raise awareness for diabetes and music.
El Dulce Helado, located on 202 S Main Street, opened their doors last week in Monmouth. A couple employees share details about the shop including hours, ice cream flavors, and some other food being served.
Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt discussed the latest news from around the district including the upgrades and renovations that will be done in the district over the summer. Whitsitt also talked about some open job positions that are available.
The WAC handed out their Achiever of the Month Award for the month of April recently. Marketing Director Sean Cavanaugh gave details on why Attorney Tom Siegel deserved to be recognized.
After a $1.3 million budget cut for Regional Office of Education programs was announced this week, the organization is left devastated. Jodi Scott shares what this means for the ROE moving forward.
Tina Canada with OSF breaks down some statistics about diabetes and what types of services the hospital offers to help combat this disease.
A benefit for Silvie Yocum to benefit children at victim’s services will be held Saturday, June 16. Diane Mayfield with the WIRC shares the details on this worthy cause.
America’s Run for the Fallen 2018 is coming to the Monmouth and Galesburg area this Friday, June 15th culminating in a ceremony to be held at Lincoln Park in Galesburg at 6 p.m. Bob Spears, Executive Director of the Defenders of Freedom Veterans Home explains the event.
Ken Springer with KCAP shares the latest business news from the Galesburg area including an exciting solar energy addition to the community.
The Strom Center has a big summer upcoming. Their list of events includes: Gentlemen’s Day, an installment of their Triad Meeting, an Alzheimer’s Program, and a Christmas in July sale. Executive Director Carol McCrery explains.
Don Luper with Seminary Village shares details on two upcoming events at the venue: the first Health Career Expo event held at the Village and the Scrubs Academy at Carl Sandburg.
Rotary Club has been serving communities throughout the United States for exactly 100 years. The local branch in Monmouth will hold their biggest fundraiser of the year, a pork chop dinner, at ICS on Tuesday, June 12.
Krystine Gilbert with the BCA breaks down two notable exhibitions coming up at the art gallery. Deadline for entry into the 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition 2018 is Friday, June 15.
A new state budget was approved last week by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rep. Dan Swanson discusses the ins and outs of the fiscal year budget for 2019.
Halfway to Freezing for Food – Sheriff Martin Edwards & Chuck Grant – Warren County Sheriff’s Department & Monmouth-Roseville Basketball – 6-6-18
Sheriff Edwards discussed a couple problems in the area: traffic safety and fentanyl. Coach Grant discusses the summer plans for the boys basketball program at Monmouth-Roseville.
City officials gave a recap of the four major projects the city worked on in 2017-18. Public Works Director Andy Jackson talked about the city’s budget, the impact of these projects, and what is next.
Debit card fraud is prevalent during vacation time. Dorothy Ricketts of Security Savings Bank gave some tips on how to fend off scammers and frauds.
Halfway to Freezing for Food – Jeremy Adolphson, Kevin Ferry, Chad Carlson, and Todd Wetterling – Monmouth-Roseville Athletics – 6-5-18
A great athletic year for District 238 wrapped up with the end of the academic school year last month. Coaches from both the high school and junior high recap the successes each school experienced.
The Lion’s League baseball league will hold their Ice Cream Social on June 21. Dan Doyle & Mark Richardson share details on the League and Club.
Freeman Dovo shares details about his new business F & A Barbershop. He talks about the hours of operation, types of haircuts, and wanting new customers.
Halfway to Freezing for Food – Jenny Sanberg & Abbie Pendarvis – Monmouth College Career Center – 6-4-18
The 5th Annual Fighting Scots Society Golf Outing will be held on June 22. The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to update the Trotter Fitness Center.
The merger between Midwest Bank and Andalusia Community Bank has been finalized, and Terri Hippen shares what the impact will be for the organization.
Dicamba overspray has been the subject of much speculation in recent years. Jared Kunkle with the WHFB discusses ways to combat the damage done by Dicamba.
Security Savings Bank’s Kristen Hollingsworth talks about the Card Valet app you can use to receive alerts, set usage preferences, and turn your card on and off.
The WAC Day Program facility will be replaced at some point. Marketing Coordinator for the organization, Sean Cavanaugh, shares some insight about the impending move.
Halfway to Freezing for Food – Jeff Ewing, Joe Pilger, and Becky Ince – Monmouth-Roseville School District – 6-1-18
Principals from various schools throughout the Monmouth-Roseville school district give recaps of their school years.
Nicole Trego with the M-R School Board was happy that the district received some state aid this past school year, but doesn’t believe the district should expect the same thing next year. She also talked about the trip the high school’s choir took to NYC to sing at Carnegie Hall.