Following several nights where girls basketball grabbed the headlines, it’s the boy’s turn on this Friday evening. In Rock Island, a long-awaited matchup between the Rocks and our Galesburg Silver Streaks will be a battle for first place.
Archive for January, 2014
Carl Sandburg College is going to close its Children’s School.
The college announced Sunday in a press release that the 13 employees — 11 of which who are full-time — affected by the closure were notified Friday, and that the closure will take effect when Spring Semester contracts expire June 6th.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee started off its celebration of Dr. King’s birthday, Sunday.
A tribute was held at First Baptist Church in Galesburg with the celebration incorporating song, dance, and spoken word.
Several performing groups from around the area were invited to use songs of faith to remind those in attendance that Dr. King was both a man of faith and a civil rights leader.
The MLK Celebration Committee puts on the event as a way to begin the celebration that continues into Monday.
Committee member Pam Davidson tells WGIL that she believes King’s actions started with his faith.
“We’re trying to bring it to the church with gospel music and music of all colors, to just let it be uplifting for respect to his day, a tribute to his day,” Davidson said.
Although King’s birthday is officially January 15th, the holiday is celebrated every third Monday in January.
The committee said they wanted to bring a mix of people together to remind residents that they are part of one community.
Knoxville Mayor Bob Johnson told aldermen during Monday night’s city council meeting he was looking to set up a time when he could talk with City department heads and go over the budget.
The Sultanate of Oman is looking to construct a railroad linking the nation with Kuwait.
How does this impact Galesburg? Well the City of Galesburg’s Economic Development Department believes prospects are high that Western Illinois could assist in the project’s completion.
Area firefighters were able to receive ice rescue training during a certification class held Saturday at Lake Storey.
About a dozen firefighters from East Galesburg, Knoxville, and Monmouth participated in the training.
Galesburg Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 100 block of Sumner Street in Galesburg Saturday evening.
The Fire Department received the call on the blaze just after 8:30 p.m. It took crews fewer than 5 minutes to respond to the site but, once on scene, the home was fully involved.
A body was found Tuesday in a field in Henderson Township.
According to a press release, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the body at 11:45 a.m.
Clara M. Singleton, 89, of Monmouth died 5:30 A.M. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Monmouth Nursing Home, Monmouth.
She was born October 23, 1924 in Hillview, Illinois the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Stark) Fry. She was reared and educated in Little York, Illinois.
Clara married Herbert Singleton in Monmouth, Illinois on September 17, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1987.
Shirley J. Lundeen Bivens, 79, of Aledo, Illinois, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Heartland Health Care Center in Moline. Services are 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Messiah Lutheran Church Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery.