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  • Continued Strike Affects Smaller Academic Activities >

    picket1 Throughout the teacher's strike the community has been told the Union in no part wanted to stop student athletes, especially the football team from practicing. Eventually that situation was worked out and students were given a waiver allowing them to practice, but student athletes are not the only ones affected by the strike. There are a number of different activities Read More
  • County Board Approves New 911 Referendum >

    When a ballot question during the last election failed to gain enough votes, members of the Knox County Board decided to try again. During a special meeting last night, Board members agreed to what they believe is improved language for the 911 tax referendum. The question hopes to provide additional funding that Knox County Sheriff David Clague has said is Read More
  • City Council Approves Right on Red >

    galesburg The vote may have been relatively close, but the City of Galesburg will now allow right turns during red lights on sections of East Main Street. The proposal was brought forward earlier this year and was sent to the City Council two weeks ago. Traffic Advisory Commission members reviewed the proposal as well as some of the recommendations that would Read More
  • District 205 and Community Team Up to Help Feed Children >

    As the strike continues, many students who bank on school to get their meals for the day are left with little options.  Starting Wednesday, however, the district and several community organizations have come together to help provide students lunch as the strike continue. According to a press release from the district any student age 18 months to 18 years is Read More
  • Teacher's Strike Takes Center Stage During School Board Meeting >

    The Galesburg Education Association showed up an hour before the District 205 Board of Education meeting, lining  Harrison Street in silence. As the meeting time approached, a sea of blue packed the district office until there was standing room only in an effort to show the board of education they're not happy with the current situation and want a resolution. Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • School District Grants Waiver for Fall Sports >

    Fall sports will resume at Galesburg High School despite the ongoing teachers strike and both sides not being able to reach any sort of agreement. The School District sent out a press release this afternoon regarding the situation of fall sports and allowing students to practice during the strike. The district had initially rejected a request for a waiver form Read More
  • Superintendent: No Teachers Working, No Football Practice >

    picket2 The Galesburg Education Association says they have no problem with the football team getting back to work in order to continue practicing for the season. The Galesburg School District Superintendent, however, says he does. Bart Arthur --a self-admitted sports fan -- says it's true that the district has denied a request for a waiver to be filed with the Illinois High Read More
  • Local Sports 8/14/14 >

    Work on the new athletic facilities at Galesburg High School continues in spite of the teachers strike. There had been questions as to whether construction workers would cross the GEA's picket lines, but according to GHS Principal Roy Van Meter and Athletic Director Ralph Henning, work is ongoing today at the fieldhouse, the football field, and the school itself. Henning Read More
  • All GHS Athletic Events Cancelled >

    Galesburg Silver Streaks It's been known for some time, but was made official today:  anything related due to athletics at Galesburg High School has been cancelled for now. The GHS Athletic office says all Galesburg High School scheduled sports, practices, contests, and extra-curricular activities have been cancelled.  They say the cancellation will be in effect "until further notice." By law, athletics cannot go Read More
  • Galesburg Legion Out of Regional Tournament >

    Play 4 Jay The postseason has come to an end for the Galesburg American Legion Baseball Team. Post 285 lost to Newburgh, Indiana at the Great Lakes Regional Tournament in Terre Haute, Indiana 9-3 last night, ending the season but with the Legion's first regional tournament win in history. Unearned runs led to Post 285's downfall, with most of Newburgh's runs coming that Read More
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