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LaHood, Napolitano Reintroduce Legislation to Designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) reintroduced legislation today to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail.

“Route 66 is a crucial transportation artery that connects America’s heartland to the west,” said Rep. LaHood. “The Mother Road provides powerful economic development tools for communities throughout Illinois, creating jobs and opportunity for 18th District residents. Designating Route 66 as a National Historic Trail would provide this highway with a permanent program to preserve, promote, and economically develop it. As we kick off the summer months and Americans begin to travel again, I am proud to once again partner with Rep. Napolitano to designate Route 66 a National Historic Trail and give it the appropriate designation it deserves.”

“National Historic Trail designation would deliver much-needed federal dollars, resources, and jobs to our San Gabriel Valley communities and the countless others across the eight states which proudly claim a portion of Route 66. Providing critical funds to be used in close coordination with cities and stakeholders, our legislation will help rehabilitate, improve, and preserve the legacy of the iconic road, benefiting millions of residents and boosting our economic recovery. With more and more Americans getting vaccinated, businesses reopening, and families eager to travel, I am proud to again join Congressman LaHood in introducing this bipartisan bill and urge all of our colleagues to support it,” added Rep. Napolitano.

"Congressman LaHood and Congresswoman Napolitano deserve many thanks for their ongoing efforts to secure National Historic Trail designation for Route 66. The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership is grateful for all their support and look forward to the eventual passage of this legislation," said Bill Thomas, Chairman of the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership.

“Historic Route 66 is internationally recognized as an iconic symbol representing America’s love of the open road. Its rich history as a Dustbowl migration route, World War II strategic military route, and a vacation travel route has been celebrated in music, literature, television, movies, and popular lore,” said Pam Bowman, Senior Director of Public Lands Policy at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We enthusiastically endorse the bipartisan bill that would designate Route 66 as a national historic trail and appreciate Representatives Darin LaHood and Grace Napolitano for their years of leadership supporting preservation of this nationally significant route.”

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Carl Sandburg College 2021 Spring Semester Dean's, Honors Lists

May 27, 2021

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2021 spring semester.

 

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). To qualify for the honors list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.

 

The College also makes dean’s and honors list designations for students who were enrolled part-time during the semester (less than 12 credit hours) and have completed a total of at least 12 credit hours overall.

 

DEAN’S LIST

Abingdon — Ashley Graves, Douglas Mecum, Sara Sahyouni, Krystal Tuthill, Makayla Roller

Aledo — Jessica Houdyshell

Alexis — Trystan Dell, Paige Garrett, Joshua Hinkle, Kalyn Lee

Alpha — Kourtnie Fox

Altona — Breanna Elmore, Taryn Henry, Jamie Nutzhorn, Chris Reynolds, Nicole Welch

Amboy — Kelynn Boyle

Aurora, Col. — Morgan Shotts

Avon — Elizabeth Prain

Bartonville — Laney Chiaravalle, Kelsey Hobson

Bettendorf, Iowa — Nicole Knedler, Ruchi Patel, Rhiannon Schilling

Browning — Jacob Reller

Burlington, Iowa — Jeron Conner

Burnside — Brooklyn Walker

Cali, Colombia — Pedronel Herrera

Cameron — Savannah Ballard, William Ornduff

Canton — Josephine Kielion, Emily Power

Carthage — McKenna Merritt

Dahinda — Elizabeth Whitford

Davenport, Iowa — Jade Colby, Danielle Jordan, Theresa Mirr, Erik Moon, Shelby Peiffer, Sandra Perez

Deer Creek — Samuel Scott

East Galesburg — Kyle Hershkowitz

East Moline — Griffin Ronnebeck

East Peoria — Parker Bradford

Ellisville — Mattie Taylor

Elmwood — Maddox Binder, Tanner Blum

Galesburg — Jose Agudelo Ramirez, Destiny Allen, Stefanie Baughman, Tabitha Beaty, Tessa Behymer, Megan Brandmeyer, Jane Breslin, Hannah Cain, Shoshana Carges, Malcolm Coon, Megan Crome, Recardo Crosby, Luis Cuevas, Jessica Danes, Ryan Dixon, Sydney Donaldson, Cindy Douglas, Lina Duke, Dalton Engel, Emily Flynn, Mallory Flynn, Kolton Fox, Aaron Giblin, Jacob Gillenwater, Addisynn Hensley, Jordan Holcomb, Rhys Holt, Justin Idle, Nicholas Inness, Mercy Jerono, Kaden Johnson, Kelsi Kleine, Faythe Law, Juan Leal, Courtney Livingston, Kelton Locke, Hunter Magstadt, Catherine Maurizi, Wyatt Mayor, Paige McCleary, Dakota McDorman, Kaylee Miller, Lorenzo Moreno, Jennie Nichols, Kate Oestreicher, Kyle Polansky, Megan Reed, Tolliver Reynolds, Daniel Roberts, Caleb Robinson, Luke Robinson, Gabriel Sherwood, Nicolas Smith, Megan Sosa, Chelsea Stevenson, Christian Stewart, Amanda Thompson, Carley Weigand, Hannah Whiting, Kayla Wolf

Geneseo — Shea Smith

Gerlaw — Jacob Mikulecky, Regan Trego

Hamilton — Payton Brodie, Jackson Dooley, Dane Pfeiferling, Grant Sullivan

Hanna City — Josh McMillin

Henderson — Alyssa Villarreal

Hennepin — Rylee Liles

Illinois City — Grant Otting

Jacksonville, Ark. — Axel Garcia

Key West, Fla. — Guylberson Camille

Knoxville — Brandon Austin, Lauren Boone, Elliott Clark, Katie DeJaynes, Elizabeth Lenz, Lindsey Lester, Jacob Repp, Rebecca Siever

LaFayette — Sydney Kunzle

LaHarpe — Samuel Todd

LaSalle — Alyssa Conness

Lewistown — Johnni Baldwin

Little York — Alejandro Martin, Maggie Peel

Macomb — Benjamin Higgins

Mapleton — Brett Marsh, Karsen White

Maquon — Travis McLeese

Media — Makayla Crain, Isabella Escorcia

Mendon — Addison Eger

Metamora — Turner Mann

Milan — Gurpreet Kaur

Moline — Karli Morse, Victoria Raymond, Brittany Willey

Monmouth — Janessa Bennett, Glody Bikopo, Courtney Bizarri, Aaron Blindt, Jonathan Boyer, Erin Bushong, Dalton Chenault, Carson Clayton, Courtney Hinton, Glodie Kapesa, Sacre Kapesa, Isabella Kilgore, Quincy Lovitt-Talivaa, Margarita Meza, Diana Miranda, Christopher Mire, Megan Swearingen, Cullen Vickroy, Avery Winking

Mount Pleasant, Iowa — Trace White

Nauvoo — Reagan Eaves

Niota — Matthew Sinele, Dharma Tripp

Normal — Austin Collinson, Alex Smith

North Little Rock, Ark. — Israel Guardado-Gonzales

Oneida — Maggie Foster, Annalyn Lovell, Amanda Moore, Aaron Sharp

Oquawka — Megan McIntire

Pekin — Chelsey Catton

Peoria — Nolan Browder

Petersburg — Cooper Beck, Vaughn Toyne

Port Byron — Emma Hart

Rantoul — Luke Jones

Rio — Gracie Markword

Rock Island — Monica Meza

Roseville — Kelly Dodd, Quinton McVey, Gunnar Menke

Sao Paulo, Brazil — Matheus Andrade

Silvis — Crystal Mondragon

Sperry, Iowa — Mackenzie Williamson-Springsteen

Sterling — Elle Davisson

Table Grove — Alexa Vivona

Trivoli — Wyatt Perkins

Victoria — Lindsey Huston, Amber Johnson

Warsaw — Emmalynn Casey, Taiylor Huston, Chloe Rahn, Colby Welch

West Burlington, Iowa — Anna Marino

Williamsfield — Caitlin Evans, Matthew Jones, Alexis Little

Woodhull — Sydni Krause

Yates City — Emily Cash, Anne McKim

 

HONORS LIST

Abingdon — Alexandria Abbott, Wyatt Cameron, Becca Glaser, Elliot Lepper, Amber Sandman

Alexis — Abigail Petersen, Taylor Tipsword

Alpha — Brandon Brinson

Altona — Jessica Bousman, Ellynah Olson

Avon — Graham Struhs

Barstow — Amy Parker

Bartonville — Zachary Ori

Biggsville — Joseph Slater

Blandinsville — Cody Pursell

Brimfield — Caileb Johnson

Carthage — Keegan Steinkamp, Paytanne Tripp

Champaign — Mason Miller, Maxwell Wallace

Dahinda — Aubrey Bronaugh

Dallas City — Kaytlynn Hill

Dubuque, Iowa — Douglas Welp

Dunlap — Emma Wolfe

East Peoria — Madisson Benson

Elmwood — Shelby Glover, Cameron Jacobson

Galesburg — Molly Armstrong, Katelynn Bowton, Arleta Brown, Veronica Budde, Alycea Burnett, Ranjith Cherukuri, Destiny Coleman, Natalie Fleming, Tyler Fox, Lucas Garcia, Roldy Geneus, Lucas Gomes, Meridith Hagen, Melissa Howard, Hygienius Jerop, Reagan Johnson, Kiara Jones, Shannon Joy, Emmie Kersh, Kelsi Legge, Arrion Louisville, Caren Maiyo, Mason Martinez, Ashleigh Plue, Makita Ray, Chris Saadalla, Tamara Sneddon, Emma St. George, Jessica Sturgeon, Lucas Sueyoshi, Alyssa Thomas, Carter Thompson, Gabrielle Walters, DaNeil Waters

Geneseo — Emily Touchet

Hamilton — Ashley Faul, Alivia Miskovic

Henderson — Kennedi Davis

Henry — Kelli Kennedy

Kewanee — Heather Hoadley

Key West, Fla. — Jamesley Paul

Knoxville — Dylan Anderson, Nathan Erickson, Connor Lozier, Nathaniel McGuire, Eric Park

LaHarpe — Trenton Blythe

LaPrairie — Lane Ippensen

Little York — Brock Powers

Mapleton — Mackenzie Catton

Monmouth — Olyvia Bell, Abigail Daniel, Devin Fancher, Alisson Garcia, Jerzi Johnson, Fortuna Kitambala, Angela Lee, Dominique Martinez, Noah Munoz, Judith Tepexicuapa, Khloe Trulson, Benjamin Watson

Morris — Emma Maze

Morton — Kaitlyn Allmon, Abraham Collins

Nauvoo — Milo Koechle

New Boston — Blakelyn Arendt

North Henderson — Skyler Hoke

Oneida — Haley Gibson

Rantoul — Cole Hanks

Rio — Kelsey Bishop

Rock Island — Maegan Arivett, Meiah Davis, Brandy Lewis

Rushville — Alexis Hoshor

Vermont — Cole Hopping

Viola — Emily Nagelmiller

Washington — Sabrena Ksycki

Wataga — Layne Clark, Koby Edwards

Woodstock — Julia Vosburgh

 

DEAN’S LIST (PART-TIME)

Abingdon — Molly Bell, Benjamin Brady, Ashley Brock, Ayden Cameron, Tyler Carlson-Juhl, Samantha Clark, Hilary Curtis, Alexandrea Day, Bailey Dickerson, Logan Hensley, Mackenzie James, Ashley Jones, Ryan Jones, Natalee Kern, Dylan Klingler, Malinda Knuth, Megan McVey, Madison McWhorter, Melaina McWhorter, Kristy Owens, Kathryn Painter, Emma Poland, Andrew Roberts, Jessie Roberts, Lora Shultz, Madelyn Simkins, Clay Slagel, Bessie Snider, Chrissie Spitzig, Katelynn Zucco

Aledo — Andrew Augustine, Alexandra Balmer, Cassandra David, Lynnsie Franklin

Alexis — Brian Bernhardt, Taylor Caulkins, Austin Davis, Ashtyn Morrison, Amber Shawler

Alpha — Madison Kyser, Madison Miller

Ames, Iowa — Mirelle Carrasquel

Arleta, Calif. — Luis Mata

Avon — Jacob Dugan, Erin Gilfillan, McKayla Sloan, Ty Tinkham

Basco — Nicholas Finch, Isaac Munson

Bettendorf, Iowa — Hannah Brown, Kelsey Clarke

Blandinsville — Addison DeSpain, Gwendolyn Kahlke, Brooklyn Welsh

Bloomington — Allison Foster

Burnside — Ashton Hunter

Bushnell — Abigail Bernhart, Tashina Carter, Hannah Eden, Gracie Havens, Danielle Hood, Sheradyn McAvoy, Kena McCance, Dawn Parker, Heather Robinson, Sandra Simpson, Ashanti Strange

Cambridge — Cathryn Woodbury

Canton — Erin Darnell

Carthage — Holly Boyles, Marie Desotel, Brandon Fink, Kaytan Finney, Jackson Murphy, Isabel Schaller, Anna Talley

Colchester — Briar Friday, Lucas Shirey, Hannah Starbuck, Allison Wetzel

Dahinda — Nathaniel Beebe, Kennedy German, Avery Rigg

Dallas City — Katelin Allen

Davenport, Iowa — Savanna Smice, Emily Wilhelm

East Galesburg — Alaura Clark, Kira West, Dymond White

Eldridge, Iowa — Jordanne Twigg

Elmwood — Scarlett Binder, Cora Doubet

Erie — Madison Newton

Fairview — Amie Craver

Farmington — Bailey Barton, Destiny Ward

Fort Madison, Iowa — Carly Wehrle

Galesburg — Madison Aldridge, Skylar Algren, Ashley Allen, Desirae Arteaga, Chris Blanco, Kristin Bland, Taylor Brewer, Casey Brose, Clayton Condreay, Jonathan Conover, Samantha Cozad, Ameyo Dadabo, Katlyn Daugherty, Tieonika Davis, Jessica DeCrane, Keeley Denisar, Earl Dodson, Katelyn Engel, Amber Esquivel, Robert Estrada, Cassandra Evitt, Shanon Fonvergne, Cristian Garcia, Gavin Genisio, Madeline Gonzalez, Natalie Gonzalez, Alexis Hankins, Meghan Harms, Jason Harris, Angela Harroun, Bert Hill, Breanna Hodge, Joshua Hutchings, Rayna Jones, Caroline Jordan, Madison Kelley, Abby Kinney, Amanda Lamb, Jamison Littlefield, Lacy May, Christina McBride, Janelle McCracken, Kelli McFadden, Joel McKillip, Ian Milligan, Julie Minor, Emma Nelson, Charlie Ngunda, Phuong Nguyen, Maggie Norris, Meagan Nunez, Dasha Paige, Alexandria Paradis, Emily Plue, Mary Powell, Brianna Purcell, Nathan Puthenveetil, Emily Reimolds, Naomi Rosenberry, Aidan Schierer, Katherine Schoessling, Katherine Schofield, Shelby Sells, Stephen Short, Kaitlyn Siebken, Roxanna Stegens, Tiera Stone, Anastasia Stoneking, Van Nhi Tran, Abby Tucker, Hanah Vancil, Ariana Villarreal, Candis Wade, Rebecca Watson, Kayli Wells, Ramona Whitson, Brittany Wilborn, Makenzie Williams, Kaleigh Willis, Lisa Wilson, Deion Wright, Christina Zolper,

Galva — Eden Juarez

Gilson — Kimberly Fitch, Brittany Shafer

Good Hope — Emma Coursey, McLain Engnell, Maleigha Huston, Elizabeth Powell

Hamilton — Amanda Allen, Isabella Beagles, Madisyn Bell, Noah Doyle, Megan Fox, Benjamin Hollis, Cassidy Morton, Erin Mudd, Morgan Perry, Briar Schock

Hampton — Amie Toppert

Henderson — Emma Smith

Kewanee — Marisol Cerda, Heather Holtschult, Kasey Jones

Kirkwood — Paige Hall

Knoxville — Andrew Brody, Alec Byerly, McKenzie DeJaynes, Daniel Dredge, Tammy Godfrey, Maggie Hickman, Carter Mason, Shelby Nees, Joseph Niles, Caleb Plattner, Alexis Wells

LaFayette — Rachael McRell

Little York — Logan Hickerson, Karrie Thompson

London Mills — Olivia Bugos

Marietta — Jenna Spangler

Mendon — Josephine Bach

Milan — Lady Ariane Villarin

Moline — Makayla Bern, Evan Guss, Matthew Meyrer

Monmouth — Bethany Allen, Ava Archer, Aiden Armstrong, Gisel Arteaga, Levi Birditt, Kevin Caba, James Connell, Chance DeJaynes, Jenna Frieden, Madelyn Godina, Selina Godina, Andrew Gunn, Roxanna Hall, Allison Juarez, Nanette Kapesa, Zayda Martin, Adriana Nunez, Scott Page, Sarahi Pierce, Kaitlyn Purchase, Reese Putnam, Megan Ramos-Noel, Abigail Schaeffer, Abigail Sikorski, Reagan Spence, Karli Strom, Veronica Stuart, Mercedes Wells

Muscatine, Iowa — Brandon Rodriguez

Nauvoo — Makena Martin

New Windsor — Shayne Overturf

Niota — Katherine Charles, Krisama Greer, Annika O'Dell

Norris — Pamela Saylor

North Henderson — Christine Ackman

Oneida — Laurabeth Bosomworth, Kale Campagna, Kayla Dillbeck, Calyn Garza, Jaylen Haynes, Aleesha Jones, Mia Ponce Voss, Melissa Rench, Natalie Stanfield, Mia Stinson, Madison Walker

Oquawka — Allison Allaman, Elizabeth Chandler, Liam Reid

Pekin — Olivia Theleritis

Peoria — Joel Cohen, Jessica Sheppard

Plymouth — Katelyn Clark

Princeville — Sarah Reay

Quincy — Katelynn Campbell

Rio — Alexandria Cain, Anna Hedrick, Joseph Karjala, Abigail Lee, Sheyenne Lincoln

Rock Island — Lori Hansen, Courtney Thomas

Roseville — Makenna Babcock, Ryley Huston, Emma Kelso

San Antonio, Texas — Jewbele Robinson

Sciota — Madison Calvert, Brynn Chambers

Silvis — Abbey Petty

Stronghurst — Madelynn Reed, Jason Strack

Tennessee — Paige Blankenship

Tipton, Ind. — David Takacs

Toulon — Emily Fairfield

Victoria — Madison Norville

Warsaw — Bailey Barber, Emma Phillips

Wataga — Molly Blust, Sadie Dutton, Justin Glass, Chloe Kalb, Matthew Sell

Williamsfield — Katelyn Aldred, Kendra Bennett, Cade Farquer, Olivia Farquer, Moriah Fleming, Gionna Ott, Dylan Tucker, Molly Warner, Graham Wight

Woodhull — Tulsa Talley

Yates City — Alexis Batchelder, Emma Vallas

 

HONORS LIST (PART-TIME)

Abingdon — Kylah Brown, Alany Cordle, Camryn Creasy, Rylee Cooper, Gabriella Kisler, Aeslyn Seroka

Aledo — Stevie Engle

Alexis — Cameron Brownlee, Craig Steward

Altona — Taylor Morales-Avila, Emily Stewart

Avon — Mazie Kramer, Griffen Pico

Basco — Alisza Lemaire

Bushnell — Jevani Sickels, Ashley Watts

Camanche, Iowa — Madison Sloane

Cameron — Emma Ginther

Canton — Madison McDonald, Anna Reinmann

Carthage — Ashley Bergheger, Madison Cole, Laci Gronewold, Cole Jackson, Jenna Ufkes, Hannah Wood

Coralville, Iowa — Raelynne Rouse

Cuba — Madison Murphy, Courtney Taylor

Dahinda — Jada Abraham, Nicholas Evans, Shane Huffines Bouquin, Nicolas Napier, Camden Schroeder, Lindsey Williams, Isabella Zavala

East Galesburg — Tiffany Richmond, Tim Talbott

Galesburg — Ezekiel Arnold, Lashadrian Bailey, Josue Bashombe, Dakota Benefiel, Joshua Bland, Baylee Bramlett, Madeline Bryant, Allison Buccalo, Kayla Butler, Brittany Chapman, Ashleigh Corbin, Lanette Cravotta, Emily Davies, Abbey Davis, Colene Davis, Hayden Decker, Cynthia Dickson, Shauna Dotson, Lauren Driscoll, Noelle Fuller, Cheyenne Gaddis, Older Geneus, Courtney Goodman, Kathryne Herslow, Aaliyah Hudson, Autumn Hughes, Rylan Hulse, Alyssa Ingles, Janae Keller, Madeline Kenan, Anne Lucas, Alyssa Lujan, Elizabeth Lybarger, Jolinda Mangieri, Bradley Miller, Kent Morgan, Jessica Morton, Morgan Mudd, Mariah Orton, Addison Perez, Brianna Peterson, Matthew Potter, Kelsey Rogers, Elizabeth Runbom, Ashtin Schisler, Leigha Schisler, Emma Sells, Carly Smith, Joseph Smith, Amanda Snodgrass, Alisha Stark, Brianna Streater, Natalee Townsend, Myneka Warner, Lucas Watson, Samual West, Darren Whiting, Erika Wignall,

Galva — Paige Davis

Gilson — Toby Henry

Good Hope — John Burton

Hamilton — Karen Boyer, Taley Huffman, Brenna Lamm, Joshua Little, Ashley Mason, Colton Shoemaker, Chloe Turner, Jais Tweedy

Keithsburg — Ryan Westpfahl

Keokuk, Iowa — Alyssa Lum

Kewanee — Gabrielle Bodine, Emily Neirynck, Brittany Nimrick, Brooklyn Pickering

Kirkwood — Ellissa Dunton

Knoxville — Amelia Becker, Michael Brody, Pamela Godsil, Ryan Hillier, Alanna Jennings, Isiah Jennings, Kristen Mulvey, Shianna Spahn, Randi Swope, Nathan Welch, Cortney Williams, Marcey Younge

LaHarpe — Alyssa Chapin

Laura — Abigail Smith

Little York — Marissa Flynn, Regan Raymond

Monmouth — Iratze Aceves, Mie Tha Aye, Nesta Bolepo, Ryan Bowman, Alexis Clark, Jenny Cortes, Erin Glisan, Katie Holmberg, Court Hopkins, Camryn Jones, Diana Juarez Martinez, Jenny Landis, Callie Lantz, Brandy Lowry, Jenna McDonald, Kendall Murk, Branif Nzomankenda, Kayla Pinedo, Jennifer Raygoza, Teea Schoonover, Isabel Sikorski, Dailenis Vera, Delaney Woodard

Montrose, Iowa — Kennedy Mercer

Morris — Samantha Banuelos

Nauvoo — Riley Long

Niota — Zachary Six

Oneida — Nicholas Behringer, Faith Erlacher, Stormy Johnson, Owen Ralston

Peoria — Ledie Makita

Plymouth — Kenneth Cavett

Quincy — Dejia Hankins

Rio — Madison Spence

Roseville — Heidi Davis, Brittini Kinzer

Seaton — Abbie Yeater

Seguin, Texas — Emily Coulter

Smithshire — Ashley Shultz, Carter Shultz

Tennessee — Ryann Zimmerman

Vermont — Moriah Mayall

Viola — Emilee Cullor

Walnut — Jennifer Linley

Warsaw — Timothy Cochran, Amber Fritz

Wataga — Dustin Swanson

Williamsfield — Lorin Peterson

 

 

 

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Hy-Vee Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Chicken Street Taco Kit Due to Reser's Fine Foods Recall

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (May 26, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Street Taco Kit due to a recall issued by its supplier Reser’s Fine Foods. Hy-Vee received bulk Chicken Taco Kits from Reser’s Fine Foods and repackaged them into Hy-Vee Chicken Street Taco kits. These bulk kits contained Chipotle Crema Sauce which contains egg that was not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

 

The voluntary recall includes the Hy-Vee Chicken Street Taco Kits which were sold in deli cases in black plastic trays with clear plastic lids (see picture attached) with the UPC 02-82503-09993 and a “Best If Use By” date prior to May 27, 2021 (located on top of label).

 

The products were distributed by Hy-Vee grocery stores across its eight-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

 

To date, there have been no reports of illness or complaints involving the product addressed in this recall.

 

Customers with an egg allergy or sensitivity who have purchased the affected product are urged not to consume the product and dispose of it, or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

 

Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a               week at 1-800-772-4098.

 

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Three major events happening in Carthage, IL on June 5th!

On Saturday, June 5th, three major events, the Strawberry Strut, Strut Around the Block, and Hancock County Fights Cancer, are happening in Carthage, Illinois.  Starting at 8 a.m., the 42nd Annual Strawberry Strut will kick-off events on the courthouse square in Carthage.  The Strawberry Strut is a 5-mile run/walk and 1-mile fun run/walk starting at the Hancock County Courthouse. You can still sign up by checking out the Strawberry Strut Facebook page for registration details. The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first annual Strut Around the Block retail promotion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Strawberry Strut.  This includes strawberry-themed scavenger hunts at the local businesses and strawberry-themed drinks at the local restaurants. Hancock County Fights Cancer will take over the courthouse lawn as soon as the Strawberry Strut is finished. The Danny Quinn Memorial Car Show registration begins at 11 a.m.  There will be craft vendors and a small farmer’s market on the northwest corner of the courthouse square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the Hancock County Fights Cancer events take place.

Hancock County Fights Cancer- Joy Swearingen

 

Joy Swearingen of Hancock County  Fights Cancer relates the activities surrounding the Strawberry Strut on June 5 in Carthage and their relationship to the Hancock County Fights Cancer group.  She also explains how the funds raised by the organization remain in the area by their partnership with the HUGS group.

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Rachel Kerns, MTC Communications, provides an overview of the improvements the company has done for upload and download speeds through their fiber network.

Rachel Kerns, MTC Communications, provides an overview of the improvements the company has done for upload and download speeds through their fiber network.  MTC Communications has completed their fiber installation in Hamilton and Carthage,.  They connect customers by fiber to all their networks.  MTC Communications is providing increased speed to all customers at no additional cost.  If you have any questions go to mtc.crowdfiber.com to determine whether their fiber network is available in your area or you wish to place an order.

 

Hancock County Fights Cancer- Joy Swearingen

 

Joy Swearingen of Hancock County  Fights Cancer

 relates the activities surrounding the Strawberry Strut on June 5 in Carthage and their relationship to the Hancock County Fights Cancer group.  She also explains how the funds raised by the organization remain in the area by their partnership with the HUGS group.

Rep. LaHood, Illinois Soybean Association Kick Off the "Life of a Soybean" Video Series

Atlanta, IL – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) and the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) announced today the “Life of a Soybean” video series, which will provide a behind-the-scenes educational look at the process of planting, growing, and harvesting soybeans. The 18th Congressional District of Illinois is the 8th largest district in terms of corn and soybean production in the country.

The first video in the series can be viewed here

“I am excited to work with ISA to give a behind-the-scenes look at the development of soybeans in Illinois” said Rep. LaHood. “Farmers in the 18th District work hard each year to produce some of the world’s best products, and this will provide an educational look at why soybeans are important not only for use in food but to produce cleaner biodiesel products as well. In Congress, I’ll continue to be a strong advocate for Illinois soybean producers on the Ways and Means Committee.”

The series will follow the life of a soybean at Ron Kindred’s farm in Atlanta, Illinois.

Kindred and his wife, Jayne Kindred, talked to LaHood about spring planting progress and took the opportunity to speak with the Congressman about some of the issues weighing heaviest on Illinois farmers’ minds, including biodiesel, trade, and infrastructure.

“We thank the Congressman for his service and for his role as a leader for the farmers of the 18th district. We welcome him to our farm in Atlanta any time, and we look forward to having him in the combine at harvest,” says Kindred, also ISA board member and Government Relations Committee Chair.

Rep. LaHood serves on the Subcommittee on Trade for the Ways and Means Committee, the most powerful – and the oldest – committee in the House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over tax measures, the management of public debt, trade and tariff laws, Social Security, Medicare, pensions, and many other economic growth measures.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.

Learn more about the Illinois Soybean Association here.

Kibbe Museum - The best Kept Secret in the Tri States on Real Country in the Mornings

Joy Swearingen  gives a virtual tour of Carthage's Kibbe Museum as well as a brief history of its creation.  She also discusses the process whereby weekly donations of "vintage" items become incorporated or rejected from their museum's massive collection. The Kibbe Museum is the best kept secret in  the Tri- State Area! 

 

Macomb Rotary Club Fundraiser 2021 Mike Eddy on Real Country

Mike Eddy of the Macomb  Rotary  describes the 2021 raffle for a new car or $20,000. 500 tickets are being sold for $100 dollars each.  The money is being raised for scholarships.  The Kiwanis Club will have a live drawing on Facebook live to announce the winning tickets on May 25th!!!

 

Summer Meals Program returns

 

CARTHAGE, IL~ Carthage Elementary School District #317 will sponsor a Summer Meals Program from June 7, 2021 through August 6, 2021.  This program is available to all children ages 18 and under.  Free sack lunches will be offered Monday-Friday from 12 PM-1 PM.  Curbside pickup is at Carthage Community Center (former Senior Center), 301 E. Main Street, Carthage.

The program is part of the Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered through the Illinois State Board of Education.  The Summer Food Service Program is available to all eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  

The office of Carthage Community Development, with the assistance of VISTA Volunteers, will facilitate the meals program.  Fun Friday activities will be planned each week and sent home with the children’s lunches.  There is no need to register.  Just show up at the Community Center between 12 PM and 1 PM to collect a sack lunch.  

For questions regarding the Summer Meals Program, please contact Amy Graham, director of Carthage Community Development, at 217-357-3800 or ccdc@carthage-il.com.

Michael Dennis with Kunes Country of Macomb talks with Real Country in the Mornings

 

Michael  Dennis with Kunes Country in Macomb explains the difficulty car dealerships have had in getting new vehicles.  His location has not had that problem with over 100 new vehicles on the lot.  They are offering a lifetime warranty on any new vehicle which could save customers thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicle.

 

LaHood Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging USTR Katherine Tai to Work with Vietnam to Eliminate Tariffs on U.S. Pork

Washington, D.C. – Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Ron Kind (D-WI), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), and Jim Costa (D-CA) led over 70 Members of Congress in a letter urging United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai to press Vietnam to eliminate tariffs on U.S. pork, improving market access for domestic pork producers.   

Due to trade retaliation from top United States export destinations and supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. pork producers are struggling to stay afloat. Vietnam presents a tremendous opportunity for domestic pork exporters, which was demonstrated last year when the country temporarily reduced tariff rates for frozen pork products. Although the temporary reduction expired at the end of 2020, U.S. pork exports doubled in the second half of 2020 compared to the first half of the year. The surge in U.S. exports during the tariff reprieve coupled with Vietnam’s growing population and preference for high-quality pork shows that the United States is barely scratching the surface of its export potential to Vietnam.   

Further, African swine fever has decimated hog herds in Vietnam, increasing the demand for imported pork. However, significant tariff and non-tariff barriers unfortunately prevent U.S. pork from competing in the country, even as it seeks reliable sources of non-domestic pork.  

“Pork producers are vital to Illinois’ economy and they need free and fair trade to remain competitive in the global economy,” said Rep. Darin LaHood. “Vietnam presents a tremendous opportunity for U.S. pork exporters. I am pleased to join my colleagues to urge the Biden Administration to engage with Vietnam to strengthen our trade relationship.”  

“We thank Rep. LaHood and the more than 70 other lawmakers  for their support in recognizing the importance of the Vietnamese market to U.S. pork producers,” said National Pork Producers President Jen Sorenson. “Vietnam represents a significant opportunity for U.S. hog farmers, yet we’re hamstrung by unjustified tariff and non-tariff barriers, allowing global competitors to take advantage of the supply shortfall.” 

“Wisconsin pork producers have been hit hard by both trade retaliation and the global pandemic, causing them to struggle through no fault of their own,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “If our pork producers are given the opportunity to compete on a level playing field in this critical market, they’ll succeed. I look forward to working alongside the administration to reach that goal.”   

Rep. LaHood serves on the Subcommittee on Trade for the Ways and Means Committee, the most powerful – and the oldest – committee in the House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over tax measures, the management of public debt, trade and tariff laws, Social Security, Medicare, pensions, and many other economic growth measures.

 

VFW Fish Fry benefiting the kitchen rebuild with Iris Miller

 

Iris Miller describes the events that led up to replacing the VFW kitchen dating back to the building's time as a church.  The VFW has owned the building since the 1950s and recently a gas leak was discovered prompting the Hancock County Health Dept to insist on bringing the kitchen to current codes.  The VFW has committed to this reconstruction and hopes to fund it with a fish fry.

 

Reps. LaHood, Danny Davis Introduce Retirement Parity for Student Loans Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Danny Davis (D-IL), members of the House Ways and Means Committee, reintroduced the Retirement Parity for Student Loans Act.  The legislation would permit 401(k), 403(b), SIMPLE and governmental 457(b) retirement plans to make matching contributions to workers as if their student loan payments were salary reduction contributions. Thereby reducing student loan debt and building retirement savings. Workers could pay off debt while saving for retirement at the same time, rather than having to choose how to stretch their dollars.

The legislation is slated to be marked-up by the House Ways and Means Committee tomorrow as part of the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021 retirement legislation. 

“Individuals who are working hard to pay off student loans shouldn’t lose out on opportunities to put away money for retirement,” said Rep. LaHood. “Our bipartisan legislation will allow workers to continue to make student loan payments while receiving employer matching contributions into their retirement plan. I am proud to join my Illinois and Ways and Means colleague Rep. Danny Davis to introduce this commonsense legislation that will provide greater financial security to Illinois residents.”

“Student loan debt has reached the $1.5 trillion figure.  Americans carry more student loan debt than auto loans and credit cards.  In addition, student loan debt disproportionately affects those entering the workforce and young professionals.  Many employees cannot afford to pay student loan debt and contribute to a 401 (k) or retirement plan,” said Rep. Davis.  “This approach provides additional resources to the employees to build their retirement savings while reducing their student loan debt”

Entry level and low salary employees face financial obstacles to significantly reduce their student loan debt and the absence of disposable income reduces the likelihood of adequate investment into retirement plans. This bill helps workers who cannot afford to both save for retirement and pay off their student loan debt. 

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced similar legislation in the Senate. Reps. LaHood and Davis co-led similar legislation in the 116th Congress.

Sandburg Board of Trustees Approves Consolidated Election Results, Elects New Officers for 2021-22

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday to approve the results of the consolidated election earlier this month and to elect new Board officers for 2021-22.

 

Tom Colclasure and Bruce Lauerman were each elected to six-year terms to the Board in the April 6 consolidated election. Additionally, DeVone Eurales was elected to serve the remainder of the term he was appointed to in July 2019. 

 

Colclasure has served on the Board since first being elected in 1985. Lauerman was elected as a trustee in 1989 and served until 2007. He began a second stint on the Board with his election in 2009. Eurales was appointed as a trustee in 2019 to replace Alfonso Pugh, who had been elected to a six-year term that April. Eurales’ current term will expire in 2025.

 

The Board also elected new officers for 2021-22. Sandra Wood was elected to serve as chairperson. Lee Johnson was elected as vice chairperson, and Eurales was elected as secretary.

 

The Board’s next scheduled meeting is 7 p.m. May 27. Due to the coronavirus, a location has yet to be announced.

 

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HANCOCK COUNTY REPORTS SEVEN COVID-19 CASES SINCE APRIL 26, 2021

Carthage, IL – May 3, 2021 – The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report seven laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases since April 26, 2021.  Cases include one male in his 60’s, one male in his 40’s, one male in his 20’s and one male in his teens.   In addition, female cases include, one female in her 50’s, one female in her teens, and one female in her pre-teens.  There have been a total of one-thousand-seven-hundred-forty-eight (1748) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County, one-thousand-seven-hundred-seven (1707) people have recovered,  seven (7) people are currently isolated, none hospitalized, and thirty-four (34) have passed.  

If you are experiencing symptoms and would like to get tested you can contact 217-357-0617.  Remember, stay home when ill, wash hands often, clean and disinfect highly touched surfaces and wear a face covering when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained. Check-out Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Health Department’s Covid-19 case updates at  https://www.mhtlc.org/news-resources/coronavirus-covid19-informaiton/ 

As of today, May 3, 2021, 4,658 people or 26.10% of the population in Hancock County have been fully vaccinated. Thus far, 9,303 vaccine doses have been administered to county residents. The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital are currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who is interested in getting one.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the health department’s call center at 217-604-3829 or log onto Memorial Medical Clinic’s on-line registration  www.mhtlc.org 

 

Hancock County CEO Class of 2021 and Christine Murphy talks on Real Country in the Mornings about the Trade Show on May 4th , 4 pm -6pm at the Lake Hill Winery

The Hancock County CEO Class of 2021 with facilitator  Christine Murphy discuss the Hancock County CEO Class of 2021 Trade show that is happening  Tuesday May 4th 2021 from 4pm to 6 pm at the Lake Hill Winery.   Thank you- Mckenna Merritt, Kaytan Finney, Madi Cole, Jackson Murphy, Marie DeSotel, Mariah Hubbard, and Levi Marshall for sharing your business' on Real County in the Morning with Kevin Flynn and what we will see at the CEO TRADE SHOW MAY 4th from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

 

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