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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: Ryan Hellenthal

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Galesburg High School graduate Ryan Hellenthal is a new assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Central Missouri.

Ryan finished his career as a Silver Streak in 1997. He graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago, where he served as a student assistant coach. His other coaching stops include a couple of the top JUCO programs in the country, Coffeyville and Garden City in Kansas, Boise State and most recently at Long Beach State for the past five seasons. He is now an assistant at the University of Central Missouri. We talked with Ryan on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Craig Hillier, GHS Track & Field Coach

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The Galesburg Silver Streaks are preparing for the State Meet this weekend.

The IHSA State Track and Field Meet takes place this weekend in Charleston @ Eastern Illinois University. The Galesburg Silver Streaks will be sending several athletes vying for a medal. GHS head coach Craig Hillier joined us on the WGIL Morning News to talk about the season and the upcoming state meet.

 

Interview: Adam Ruehmer, Warner Bothers Records

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We talked with GHS grad Adam Ruehmer who works for Warner Brothers Records on the WGIL Morning News.

Adam Ruehmer is a Galesburg High School graduate, attended  Augustana College and got a bachelor’s degree from McNally Smith School of Music College of Music in St. Paul, MN. He traveled the world with the band Linkin Park as their Strategic Marketing Manager for over 5 years and currently works in Interactive Marketing for Warner Brothers Records.

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.

Interview: Julie Lindstrom, worked on Draft Day

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Galesburg native Julie Lindstrom worked on the  set of “Draft Day”. We had the chance to chat with  her about her experience on the WGIL Morning news.

Julie is a graduate of Galesburg High School, Knox College and graduate school at Northwestern University. She has done electrical work on numerous movie sets including her role as Best Boy Electric for the new Kevin Costner movie “Draft Day”.

 

 

 

More Work to be Done to Improve High School Pool

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Galesburg Silver StreaksThe swimming pool operated by the Galesburg School District is going to need some more work done to it than initially thought.

District-205 Assistant Superintendent David Black told the District-205 Building Committee recently that in addition to work that will be done to improve the heating and air conditioning at Wicall Gym’s Mustain Pool, a lot of painting now needs to be done as well.