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  • Fire Department Hosts Sprinkler Demonstrations >

    galesburg fire patch The Galesburg Fire Department is giving the public this weekend a chance to get up close and personal with a fire, and how fire sprinklers can save lives. The Fire Department has brought in a Quad Cities-based trailer this weekend that Fire Marshal Dan Foley says gives people the chance to essentially sit in a room, watch a fire start, Read More
  • GEA Expressing Concern Over Contract Talks >

    205logobw The Galesburg Education Association has been in recent talks with District 205 about teacher contracts. The current multi-year agreement is set to expire at the end of this month, but with District 205 facing a $5 million budget deficit, sources say there have been difficulties. District 205 has claimed repeatedly in the past that a lack of payments from the state Read More
  • Thousands Gather for Annual Taste of Galesburg >

    7-24-14 Taste of Galesburg East Simmons Street in Galesburg looked a little busier than usual Thursday. That's because of the 28th annual Taste of Galesburg event that saw restaurants and live music in one place.  This year, 24 vendors participated; that figure is up from last year's number of 18. Area residents looking to participate could purchase tokens that are used at the various Read More
  • Taste of Galesburg Winners Announced >

    Here are those voted the best foods at the 28th Annual Taste of Galesburg, held Thursday in downtown Galesburg. Best Appetizer:  Candied Bacon-Henn House BBQ Best Soup:  Spinach Bisque-Landmark Cafe Best Chicken:  Kickin' Chicken Sliders-The Watering Hole Best Drink:  Organic Raspberry Smoothie-Jerry's Mojo Best Pork:  Pulled Pork Slider-High Noon BBQ Best Wings:  Boneless Wings-Buffalo Wild Wings Best Pizza:  Pizza House Read More
  • County Board Asks About Lack of Wind Farms >

    Knox County Seal Wind turbines may - or may not - ever come to Knox County, even though the company that was going to do the work here has seemingly backed out for now. The Knox County Board last night discussed wind energy as they approved a local resident putting up his own small wind energy system. County Board members noted the large amount of Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 7/25/14 >

    The opponent has changed, but the destination remains the same for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team. Post 285 is headed for the state tournament next week in Arlington Heights, but instead of playing the hosts, they will now open with the winner in the St. Louis area on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Galesburg head coach Steve Cheeseman reported Read More
  • Local Sports 7/24/14 >

    The Galesburg Post 285 American Legion baseball team is looking for its ninth-straight win today, as they battle Peoria in the championship matchup at the Division 3 Tournament in Jerseyville. Galesburg enters the day's action with a record of 32-15, while Peoria is 20-7, following yesterday's 10-7 win over East Moline. A win by Galesburg would give them the title, Read More
  • Local Sports 7/23/14 >

    A trip to the St. Louis Zoo was on the agenda today for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team, as they enjoyed a day off at the Third Division Tournament in Jerseyville. Post 285 earned the free time by defeating Peoria 6-to-2 in last evening's winner's bracket game. Cal Morling went the distance to get the pitching victory, as he Read More
  • Post 285 Wins to Open District 3 Tournament >

    The Galesburg American Legion baseball team has now won seven straight games, including a pair of contests to open the Division 3 Tournament yesterday in Jerseyville. Post 285 easily won its opener, scoring five runs in the first inning in 9-1 romp over Calhoun County. Logan Davis was the winning pitcher. It was Galesburg's 30th win of the season. Win Read More
  • Local Sports 7/20/14 >

    Mack Foster's lead continues at the Galesburg All-City Men's Golf Tournament. Foster's two day total of 131 leads the pack after play yesterday at Soangetaha Country Club. Foster shot a three-under 69 yesterday. Three players are in second place and are five shots off the pace: Kelby Rescinito, David Blake, and Jackson Wetherbee. Defending champion Cody Reiber is in 5th Read More
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