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  • Volunteer Firefighter Accused of Arson >

    Blake Walsh UPDATED 2:24pm 4/17/14   A man the Knox County Sheriffs Department says is a volunteer firefighter is accused of intentionally setting fires. The Knox County Sheriffs Department says 24-year-old Blake Walsh of Williamsfield was arrested yesterday. Court records indicate he faces, so far, a Class-Two Felony charge of Arson, and a Class-Four Felony charge of Criminal Damage to Property. Officials say Read More
  • County Finance Committee Recommends 911 Funding Resolution >

    Knox County Seal Keeping in line with the City of Galesburg, the Knox County Board may soon approve a resolution supporting changes to 911 funding. During Wednesday night's Knox County Finance Committee meeting, members agreed to recommend the resolution. The wording is similar in nature to the City of Galesburg's own resolution and urges the state of Illinois to change the type of Read More
  • New Attorney for Man Accused of Sexual Assault >

    Robert Walker A Galesburg man who is believed to have eluded authorities for over a year before being arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl now has a new attorney representing him. Knox County Circuit Court records indicate Judge Scott Shipplett yesterday approved a new Public Defender for 30-year-old Robert Walker. Karl Johnson had represented Walker, but Shipplett appointed Jim Harrell Read More
  • Court Date For Man Accused In Vehicle Break-ins >

    A Galesburg man accused of breaking into at least three vehicles early Friday will be back in court later this month. Knox County Circuit Court records indicate 34-year-old Michael Tenhaaf appeared in court Monday on three Class-two felony counts of Burglary, three Class-Four felony counts of Theft, and one Class-Three felony count of Attempted Burglary. Tenhaaf was arrested Friday, after Read More
  • Bond Set For Man Accused Of Drug Charges In Amtrak Bust >

    $100,000 is the bond set in the case of a California man arrested over the weekend in after drugs were found in his possession on an Amtrak Train. Knox County Circuit Court records indicate 40-year-old Elton Ward appeared for the first time in court today with his public defender, on charges which include a Class-X felony count of Cannabis Trafficking, Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 4/17/14 >

    Baseball Knoxville 9 United 7 South Fulton 18 Brown County 5 West Hancock 5 West Prairie 2 Lewistown 11 Delavan 0 Illini West 7 B-PC 2 Softball Galesburg 11 Knoxville 1 Brimfield/Elmwood 9 North Fulton 3   Area Schedule Baseball and softball games shouldn't be threatened by today's weather, although it remains a little windy as teams head out to Read More
  • Interview: Ralph Henning, Galesburg High School Athletic Director >

      Galesburg Silver Streaks Galesburg High School Athletic Director Ralph Henning joined us to talk about the upgrade of the athletic facilities at GHS. There was hope that the Silver Streak baseball and softball teams would get to play some home games this season. Mother nature decided not to cooperate and the decision was made collectively that the new facilities will not be Read More
  • Local Sports 4/16/14 >

    Today's Schedule It's Wednesday, and that means there's a light schedule of area ballgames to be played here at midweek. In baseball, Knoxville travels to United and North Fulton is at Rushville. In softball, Galesburg plays at Knoxville; Monmouth-Roseville travels to Ridgewood; and North Fulton hosts Brimfield/Elmwood. In college baseball, Monmouth will play at Robert Morris. The Knox Prairie Fire Read More
  • School Board Members Pleased with GHS Athletic Complex Construction >

    4-15-14 Dist 205 1 Members of the Galesburg School Board say they're pleased the winter weather and early spring rains haven't slowed down construction of the new athletic complex at Galesburg High School very much, if at all. Board members yesterday took a tour of the new baseball and softball diamonds, new football field, and new fieldhouse being built at a cost of $16 Read More
  • Local Sports 4/15/14 >

    Baseball Weather conditions, while not warm, have improved today and should allow some of the area baseball and softball games to be be played. The schedule shows Knox College will be at Augustana for a non-conference game this afternoon, while here in Galesburg, Carl Sandburg will host Blackhawk. In high school action, ROWVA hosts Galva/Williamsfield; Monmouth-Roseville visits Macomb; United hosts Read More
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