Warren County, IL

Dan Swanson Defeats Matthew Rauschert for Republican Nomination in 71st District

Dan Swanson will be the Republican Candidate in newly drawn 71st district for Illinois Representative come November challenging Democrat Christopher Demink (DUH – MINK) come this fall in the General Election. Demink from Sherrard was un-opposed in yesterday’s General Primary Election. Swanson from Alpha, has been a state representative since 2017 and defeated Matthew Rauschert from Avon in Tuesday’s Primary with over 70 percent of the vote. In Warren County, Swanson defeated Rauschert 937 votes to 489, or nearly 66 percent of the vote.
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Dispose of those Unwanted and Unused Pesticides Safely

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is hosting a Pesticide Clean Sweep program in central Illinois. The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau has registration forms for the program and can explain more details, shares Manager Gina Long:. “We have the registration forms in our offices. So, if you have any questions, please feel...
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Monmouth Man Arrested for Attempted Aggravated Arson

On June 23, 2022 William L. Frakes 51 of Monmouth was arrested on a Warren County warrants for the Manufacture or Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Device and Attempt to Commit Aggravated Arson. The warrants were issued by the Warren County State’s Attorney stemming from an incident that occurred on June 9, 2022 in the 800 block of S. 1st St. Monmouth. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also conducted a search warrant at Frakes’ residence in the 600 block of W. Euclid Ave. Monmouth. Frakes is being held in the Warren County jail with a $35,000 bond, awaiting court proceedings.

Monmouth man arrested on explosives and arson charges

A Monmouth man was apprehended on a Warren County warrant for Manufacture or Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Device and Attempt to Commit Aggravated Arson. According to a release from the Monmouth Police Department, 51-year-old William L. Frakes was arrested Thursday on the warrants, issued by the Warren County State’s Attorney.

ROE #33 Receives Community Partnership Grant to Support Local Efforts in Developing Behavioral and Mental Health Within the Schools

A busy summer is ahead for the Regional Office of Education #33. After all the unknowns over the past two years through the pandemic within the local school districts, different opportunities for students were discovered as many worked together to achieve the goal of learning. Looking to the next school year this fall, Assistant Regional Superintendent Lori Loving says one grant the ROE received to assist schools is the Community Partnership Grant:

Monmouth College Hosts Scholar Institute for 50 Aspiring Golden Apple Teachers

Most Monmouth College students have gone home for the summer, but the campus has remained a busy place. About 160 Golden Scots returned to their alma mater the first weekend in June, and the College is hosting about the same number of individuals throughout June as the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, Iowa, prepares for its summer tour. In the weeks to come, several summer athletic camps are scheduled.

Medical Equipment Available Locally Through Strom Center

Through funds provided by the United Way of Greater Warren County, Strom Center has expanded their inventory in loaning out medical equipment in Warren and Henderson Counties and Strom Center Director Carol McCrery says the program is booming:. “The equipment does not have to go to a senior. It can...

Warren County Board Approves Future Bids for Upgrades Throughout the County

The Warren County Board has approved potential bids for use of the county’s American Rescue Plan Funds for upgrades throughout the county, says Chairman Mike Pearson:. “We are going to put out bids in the near future for a wheelchair ramp at the health department because their wheelchair ramp is in dire need of being replaced. We are buying some equipment for the Sheriff’s Department. We are also going to bid out a vehicle to transport prisoners for the Sheriff’s Department and then also a generator to electrify the courthouse and jail in times of need.”

Local Players Named to Illinois Coaches Association Softball Class 1A and 2A All-State Teams

The Illinois Coaches Association Softball All-State Teams have been announced. In Class 1A, the West Central Heat had three players make either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd team. Senior infielder Brynna Seitz was a 1st teamer. Brynna’s sister, freshman pitcher Addie Seitz was a 2nd teamer. Heat sophomore infielder Shelby Bowman was named to the 3rd team. Other local class 1A players on the list were United senior catcher Maddy Diaz on the second team and ROWVA/Williamsfield junior infielder Maddy Nelson on the 3rd team.

Warren County Board Passes Establishment of 2 Lines of Credit for Warren County Public Transportation ARPA Funds

By a unanimous vote, the Warren County Board has approved the establishment of two lines of credit to assist Warren County Public Transportation as they utilize their American Rescue Plan Act Funds, shares Buildings and Grounds Committee Chairman Sean Cavanaugh:. “With COVID related dollars that Warren County Public Transportation has,...

Local author releases new series

Popular local author Susan Van Kirk just released the first book in a new series: Death in a Pale Hue. Based on the Buchanan Center for Arts, the novel came out Monday, June 7th. Susan Van Kirk will be at the Warren County Public Library for a book reading and...

What is CASA and what does it do? Here are the details!

Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, better known as CASA, is a non-profit organization that is beneficial to the Knox, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough counties. According to executive director of CASA of West Central Illinois, Kelly Corbin, their mission is to speak up for and support the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system.