Trial begins for Mercer County women accused of animal cruelty
MERCER COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - The woman accused of animal cruelty for alleged dog hoarding in Mercer County back in 2022 is set for trial Tuesday. Karen Plambeck was arrested after law enforcement seized about 200 dogs from her home, many of them were sick and bony from lack of food and water, according to court documents.
Knox County, IL – Authorities Seek Identification of Overpass Incident Suspects
Knox County, IL – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to identify individuals involved in dangerous overpass activities. Allegedly, these subjects have been hurling objects onto passing vehicles below, posing a severe risk. The Sheriff’s Office emphasizes the urgency of this matter, citing potential life-threatening...
Trial starts for man accused of killing Knox County deputy
Opening statements take place tomorrow in the murder trial for a man accused of killing a Knox County deputy with his car. The prosecution and defense picked a jury to hear Daylon Richardson’s murder case. Richardson is accused of killing deputy Nicholas Weist in 2022. According to reports, Weist was setting up stop sticks on highway 150 near Alpha to stop Richardson, who was being chased by police.
City of Galesburg warns of ‘door-to-door peddlers’
Multiple door-to-door energy suppliers, general contractors, and others have been soliciting Galesburg residences.
Galesburg Coaching Legend Retiring After Nearly Half a Century
For the first time since 1978, the Galesburg Silver Streak girls basketball program will be led by someone other than Evan Massey. In somewhat surprising news on Monday, Massey submitted his letter of resignation to the Galesburg School District administration. Last December, Massey garnered his 1,000th career victory, making him only the 3rd girls basketball coach in IHSA girls basketball history to achieve that number. He ends his 46 year head coaching career with 1,018 wins against just 397 losses, for an amazing winning percentage of nearly 72%. He’ll finish merely two wins behind Fenwick High School’s David Power’s total of 1,020 wins and 135 wins behind Chicago Marshall’s Dorothy Gators in first place all-time.
Galesburg toy company takes $20,000 top prize in ‘Shark Tank’-like competition
A Galesburg-based toy company recently emerged as the winner of a $20,000 grand prize during a “Shark Tank”-like business plan pitch contest. Lux Blox LLC of Galesburg was one of four finalists which competed in the Bank Tank pitch contest sponsored by Fortress Bank on Thursday in Davenport, Iowa.
Local Alert: Galesburg and Parts of Neosho County RWD No. 4 Under Boil Water Advisory
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Galesburg public water supply system as well as a portion of Neosho County Rural Water District No. 4 public water supply system (generally south of 47 Highway and west of Lyons Road). Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:Visit here for more details.
Newspaper Wins Awards
MONMOUTH, Ill. – After spending most of the school year writing about news on campus, Monmouth College’s student newspaper made some news of its own. Earlier this month, The Courier earned an award for general excellence at the Illinois College Press Association’s annual ceremony in Chicago. The...
Uncover Galesburg's Culinary Treasures: 3 Pizzas That Will Change Your Life
In this article, we're exploring three must-try pizzerias in Galesburg. Have you had the chance to sample their delicious offerings yet? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Monmouth City Council Approves Redevelopment Agreement with Dame Holdings LLC
The Monmouth City Council has approved a Redevelopment Agreement with Dame Holdings, LLC, reports City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher:. “Dillan Vancil, he operates the Dame Fine Coffee drive-thru there on North Main. He has purchased the property across the street at 504 North Main and is in the process of building a self storage facility and then relocating his coffee drive-thru across the street at 504 North Main. The project did entail some TIF eligible reimbursement costs, such as the land acquisition and building demolition. It is a traditional tax increment financing project, that is that no general fund tax dollars will be used to make these reimbursement incentive payments, but rather it will be the result of the redevelopment. It will increase the assessed value of that property and the property taxes in the future will incrementally increase as a result of this development. It is those incremental property tax dollars that the property owner pays that will be used as the source of revenue to provide these reimbursement incentive payments.”
City of Galesburg Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Galesburg for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users to read the report.
Victoria, IL – Swift Rescue on Green Oaks Lake Following Boating Accident
Victoria, IL – Last Wednesday, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received an urgent report of a boating accident on the west side of Green Oaks Lake in Victoria, IL. Two individuals had reportedly fallen into the icy lake waters. According to the sheriff’s office, their Water Rescue Team...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.39 and $3.49 in Monmouth as of 2024-02-26. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Streaks senior earns Galesburg’s first IHSA boys swimming state medal since 2006
A Galesburg senior capped his high school swimming career by claiming the Streaks’ first state medal since 2006. Riley Stevenson finished eighth in the 50-yard freestyle finals at the Illinois High School Association boys swimming and diving state finals Saturday at the FMC Natatorium. Stevenson swam his finals 50 free in 20.71 seconds.
Mercer County Dog Park to reopen, officials say
VIOLA, Ill. (KWQC) - Due to concerns of a kennel cough-like illness and respiratory virus in dogs, many dog parks around the QCA closed for several months. Now, the Mercer County Dog Park is set to reopen in March, according to officials. The dog park, 1203 11th Ave. in Viola,...
History makers! Pair of Streaks earn Galesburg’s first girls state wrestling medals
A pair of Galesburg Silver Streaks made history Saturday by claiming the first girls state wrestling medals in school history. Galesburg senior Hannah Almendarez placed fifth at 100 pounds and junior Annalisa Gibbons took sixth at 140 pounds at the Illinois High School Association girls wrestling state finals Saturday at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.
Abingdon, February 28 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Peoria Christian High School basketball team will have a game with Illini Bluffs High School on February 28, 2024, 19:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Scots Win Five More Events Saturday, Both T&F Teams Finish Second
The Monmouth College track and field teams added four individual wins plus a relay win on Saturday as both the men’s and women’s team finished in second place at the Midwest Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. Junior Maddie Boley (Beecher, Illinois) was named the Field Performer of the Year for the second straight season. The women finished second with 114.5 points, 21 behind Ripon. The men finished with 108.5 points, 29 behind Ripon.
Caution: Peddlers & Door-to-Door Sales
Several door-to-door energy suppliers, general contractors, solar panel installers, and others have been soliciting Galesburg residences and small businesses door-to-door. Some of these companies and individuals are pressuring residents to sign contracts for the supply of energy or have solar panels installed. They are not a representative of the City of Galesburg or Ameren Illinois. The city urges residents to avoid sharing billing or any other confidential information with someone they do not know and to treat sales offers with caution.
Monmouth-Roseville Installing Lights for Soccer at Pattee Field
The Monmouth-Roseville High School winter sports season has officially wrapped up as we head into the end of the month of February. After successful seasons from the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams as well as the varsity wrestling program sending numerous individuals on to sectionals, the Titans will now gear up for the beginning of the spring sports season coming in March. The first sport up for the spring season is track and field, with the first meet coming on March 1st at the Illinois College Indoor meet. If traditional spring showers hold off, the start of the boys’ baseball and girls’ softball seasons will be March 13th when the Titans welcome in Stark County for a pair of home games at Sunny Lane Field and Monmouth Park. Also getting underway in mid-March is the varsity girls’ soccer season. They will be on the road to start the year at Cornerstone Christian Academy on Saturday the 16th, with the first home contest at Pattee Field coming on Monday the 18th against Limestone Academy. Speaking of Pattee Field, after the girls wrap up their 2024 spring season, a big addition will be made to the place that the Titans boys and girls soccer programs call home, shares Monmouth-Roseville High School Athletic Director Jeremy Adolphson.