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Interview: J.C. Wise

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J.C. Wise is an Oneida native and R.O.V.A. High School graduate.  He is currently the head golf coach at Woodstock North High School and just finished a major triathlon to boot.

It’s been a productive and busy summer for a former local resident. J.C. Wise was recently inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Golf  Hall of Fame. He has also competed in numerous road races and triathlons, including the New York City Triathlon. J.C. also started an online fitness group known as the “Kinda Fit Club”, which has motivated numerous members to not only exercise but even compete in road races and triathlons. We had a chance to chat with J.C. on the WGIL Morning News.

 

Interview: Eric “Showtime” Shelton

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Galesburg native Eric “Showtime” Shelton is a professional athlete. He is climbing the ranks in the world of mixed martial arts.

Showtime fought on national television last Friday night on the AXS Network. He’s currently fighting in the Ressurection Fighting Alliance promotion. He trains in the Quad Cities with former UFC World Champion Pat Miletich. He will soon have another opportunity in the RFA and hope to one day become a UFC World Champion. We talked with him on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Luther “Pacc” Butler

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PACC ButlerLuther “Pacc” Butler is an author a father and many other things, including a former member of a Chicago street gang.

After enduring an abusive home life, Luther “Pacc” Butler ended up on the streets of Chicago at a young age. The gang became his family and his lifestyle. But with the guidance of a former police officer and as long hard look in the mirror, he turned his life around. He has written a book about his experiences and now mentors young people. He joined us 40 on the WGIL Morning News.  http://www.paccbutler.com/

 

Interview: Josh Eiker, Craig Hillier

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Josh Eiker will be a junior at Galesburg High School. He’s having a busy summer due to being one of the top sprinters in the country.

Josh Eiker placed 2nd in the 200 meters and 4th in the 100 at the Class AA IHSA State Track & Field meet. He broke the Class AA record in the 200 in the semifinals. That time qualified him to compete in the USATF Junior Nationals in Eugene, Oregon this weekend. He has since won his age group at the Illinois Junior Olympic meet in both the 100 and 200, breaking the state 200 record and setting a new Galesburg High School record in the 100. Josh and Streaks head track coach Craig Hillier joined us on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Ray Whitehead, Pegasus Mfg.

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Pegasus Mfg. is a leading supplier of complex machined parts and assemblies to the food processing, automotive, and contract manufacturing industries.

Pegasus relocated from California to Galesburg. They are currently looking to hire qualified individuals. Ray Whitehead is the Director of Operations for Pegasus. Ray joined us on the WGIL Morning News to talk about their business and the move  to Galesburg.