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Celebrating Sandburg in Statue Form

WGIL Newsroom 216

Lonnie Stewart

Lonnie Stewart

The unveiling of the new Carl Sandburg Statue and its welcome to its temporary home was a time not to celebrate one artist, but two.

That’s according to Sandburg Historic Site Association president Barry Swanson, who told a ceremony at the former Ameren building yesterday he feels the honoring of Galesburg’s native son is something the entire community should embrace.

Bid Approved for Pool-Related Work at Galesburg High School

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205logobwWork to get Mustain Pool at Galesburg High School open and running again will officially move forward.

The District-205 Board met in special session yesterday to approve a $237,000 bid from Galesburg’s JP Benbow Plumbing and Heating to repair and replace the HVAC system in Mustain Pool, after it failed over the winter, causing problems for the Silver Streaks Swimming and Diving Teams, and P.E. classes that also use the facility.