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Galesburg City Council Debates Pest Control Bid

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galesburgPest control has the potential to help local business, but the Galesburg City Council opted for a lower price instead.

For the last 15 years, American Pest Control has provided insect removal services to the City of Galesburg without a formal agreement.

American Pest Control is based out of the Hanna City, but because a Galesburg based pest control firm expressed interest in providing pricing, the City opened pest control up to bid.

Myths, Misconceptions About Corn Explained

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The Knox County Farm Bureau and Knox County Corn Growers Association are using a week that honors farmers to once again discount what they call some nasty rumors about corn.

The Farm Bureau and Corn Growers are marking Food Check-Out Week — the week where an average family has earned all the money they’ll need to purchase groceries throughout the year.

Honoring Farmers and Food

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Participants in a "Food Check-Out Day" race, hosted Monday by FM 95.  (Rick Heath photo)

Participants in a “Food Check-Out Day” race, hosted Monday by FM 95. (Rick Heath photo)

This is an important week for farmers, and quite possibly for your pocketbook.

The Knox County Farm Bureau is joining its counterparts around the country in marking “Food Check-Out Week” — the week marking where families have earned enough money to purchase your groceries for the entire year.