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Local News Highlights

  • "Restore 174" Files Request for Review of District 205 >

    Continuing-Coverage They brought out dozens of speakers during this month's school board meeting, but Restore 174 is not satisfied with the result. While the District 205 Board of Education has informally agreed not to further change the school year calendar, finalized in a return-to-work agreement, efforts are still being made to restore the six days lost.  Those six days were removed Read More
  • Haunted School Moves to Haunted Drive-In >

    9-19-14 Haunted Drive-In The organizers of a pretty popular place for kids to be scared during the Halloween season couldn't hold their event last season, so they're taking the show on the road, so to speak, this year. The group who put together "Fright High" at the old Abingdon High School is moving their efforts to the Blue Moon drive-in theater on Galesburg's Read More
  • Library Board Shaping Goals, Revenue Requests Considered >

    Meeting a few goals currently in development could take some additional revenue. That's according to the Galesburg Public Library's Board of Trustees who met for a special work session meeting yesterday to continue honing a strategic plan for their services. A point repeatedly brought up by the Galesburg City Council during budget season are the hours currently operated at the Read More
  • Cannabis Operation Busted in Fulton County >

    Several arrests were made in Fulton County on Wednesday which involved dozens of cannabis plants. The West Central Illinois Task Force says they executed a search warrant in the 8-thousand block of East Buckeye Church Road in Smithfield, Illinois. According to the press release, the plants and material were allegedly located both inside and outside of the residence. In total, 118 Read More
  • Four Indicted on Federal Drug Charges >

    Four people presumably from Henderson County are in federal custody accused of making and distributing a deadly illegal drug over the last two years. Authorities say Marvin Kaywood, Jr; Chelsea Forrester, Catherine Williams, and Andrew Bruner all were arrested September 9th on charges of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Documents filed in U.S. Federal Court in Peoria indicate a federal grand Read More
  • Flu Clinic Set For this Weekend >

    It's that time of year, the time when you have to start thinking about the flu. Flu season is right around the corner and it's never too early to be prepared and protected yourself from getting sick. There are always things you can do such as washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and staying home Read More
  • County Board Preparing Contingency Plans >

    Should something happen to the Knox County Courthouse or its computer data, the County Board wants to be prepared. During Wednesday night's Knox County Finance Committee meeting, initial discussions were held that could lead to plans in the instance a range of disasters strike. "What we're looking at is being able to have a contingency plan in place to have Read More
  • Brown Sentenced to Jail for Law Firm Theft >

    UPDATED A Galesburg woman got out of serious prison time after pleading guilty to charges accusing her of stealing money from the law office she worked at. A Knox County Judge Wednesday sentenced 37-year-old Jennifer Brown to 180 days in the Knox County Jail, followed by 30 months of probation, after pleading guilty in July to counts of Forgery and Read More
  • Salmon Bake To Promote Quality Food, Sustainability >

    A local start-up is hoping to grow an annual event to bring awareness, not only to their product, but to quality food. Sitka Salmon Shares will be hosting their second annual Wild Alaskan Salmon Bake - something they hope can be hosted without being environmentally wasteful. The company specializes in transporting salmon captured in Alaska and frozen as soon as possible Read More
  • Cable Company Closing Payment Office >

    comcast FIRST REPORTED 3:00pm 9/17/14  Galesburg-area customers of the main local cable provider will have one less option by which they can pay their bill starting about a month and a half from now. Comcast cable confirms that it will be closing its Galesburg payment center on North Henderson Street effective October 30th. The city reportedly received notice earlier this week Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Fitzgerald: No Time to Panic with Wildcats 0-2 >

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern vowed this would be a rebound season, a chance to re-establish itself after struggling down the stretch last year. Two games in, things aren't looking so good. The Wildcats take a 0-2 record into Saturday's meeting with Western Illinois, certainly not what they expected headed into their final tuneup for Big Ten play. Coach Pat Fitzgerald Read More
  • Local Sports 9/19/14 >

    The new Van Dyke Stadium in Galesburg will play host to its' second varsity football game tonight, as the Silver Streaks will play the Peoria Richwoods Knights. Richwoods comes in with a record of 2-1, but is having to replace its' starting center Cole Brown, who has been out all week with serious blood clots. His father--head coach Roland Brown--has Read More
  • Local Sports 9/18/14 >

    The Galesburg Silver Streaks boys golf team carries momentum into today's Western Big 6 matchup with United Township. The Streaks are coming off of a 3-stroke win over Peoria Notre Dame yesterday at the Kellogg Golf Club in Peoria, which was highlighted by Jackson Wetherbee's 3-under par 33. Hunter Nelsselroad added a round of 37 and Sean Peterson carded a Read More
  • Local Sports 9/17/14 >

    Second round play continues today at Soangetaha Country Club, where the Illinois State Senior Women's Golf Tournament is being played. Galesburg's Gail Hannam carded a first round score of 81, which was good for third place heading into today's action. In high school play, the Galesburg Silver Streaks boys team is in Peoria against Notre Dame and Limestone at the Read More
  • Interview: KWQC-TV6's Thom Cornelis >

    Thom Cornelis KWQC-TV 6 Sports Director Thom Cornelis called it a career Tuesday night , retiring after 44 years in Quad Cities broadcasting.  Cornelis talked with the WGIL Morning News in July, not long after he announced his retirement. Listen to the full interview below. Read More
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Item # 316 – Non-Member Birthday Party Package at Discovery Depot

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Accomodates 20 guests.  May add up to 10 additional guests at $4 per person.  Basic package entitles you to use of museum exhibits and private use of the classroom for 2 hours. Also includes birthday craft for all child guests, use of refrigerator, freezer, sink, white paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic utensils. Value: $125.00


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