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Interview: author Susan Van Kirk

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Local author Susan Van Kirk has a new book out and is out promoting and doing a signing tour.

Susan Van Kirk is a Galesburg native and a Knox College graduate. She was a high school English teacher in Monmouth for 34 years and also taught for 10 years at Monmouth College. She previously self-published several short stories. Susan has a new book that has been published. It’s entitled, “Three May Keep A Secret”. The book is the first in a series of mysteries that take place in “Endurance, Illinois”. Susan joined us on the WGIL Morning News.

 

Interview: Kevin Walden, Knox Basketball Coach

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Knox men’s head basketball coach Kevin Walden is in his third year at the helm. He’s in the midst of rebuilding with a very young team.

The Knox Prairie Fire open their basketball season Saturday, November 15 against Concordia University of Chicago. They’ll have a busy weekend to start as they’ll also play Webster University of St. Louis on Sunday afternoon. Coach Walden has hit the recruiting trail hard and has added size and depth to his young roster. We talked with Coach Walden on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Joel Estes, Damon Tameo/Blessings in a Backpack

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Former District #205 Assistant Superintendent Joel Estes and Knox College Head football coach Damon Tameo are involved in an event to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.

The Knox College and Illinois College football teams worked together on a charitable project in Jacksonville last season. The schools/teams are joining forces once again to benefit the local Blessings in a Backpack program. The event will take place in conjunction with the football game between the teams at the Knosher Bowl. It will not only help gather food for children in need but the children who benefit from the local program will have a chance to run on the field prior to the game. Students from Steele, Nielsen and King schools are invited to lead the Prairie Fire team onto the field. Fans are encouraged to bring a can of chicken soup to the game. The goal is to collect 1400 cans. That would provide enough food for 2 weeks in backpacks.  We talked about the program and event with Joel Estes and Damon Tameo on the WGIL Morning News.