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Sandburg to Celebrate National TRIO Day of Service on Feb. 26

GALESBURG — Members of Carl Sandburg College’s TRIO programs will join those from Knox College to commemorate National TRIO Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Lake Storey Pavilion in Galesburg.

 

Students from Sandburg’s three TRIO programs — TRIO Student Support Services (SSS), TRIO Upward Bound (UB) and TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) — will join those from Knox’s TRIO SSS and TRIO McNair groups to celebrate these federally funded programs that serve millions of students who strive to be the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. Students from Sandburg and Knox will learn more about TRIO as a national program and will have an opportunity to reflect on their personal journey through interactive discussions and writing.

 

Additionally, students and staff from Sandburg’s TRIO programs will be present when Galesburg Mayor Peter Schwartzman announces a National TRIO Day proclamation during the city council meeting Feb. 21.

 

Sandburg’s TRIO UB program serves Knox County high school students from Abingdon-Avon, Galesburg, Knoxville and ROWVA as they transition into post-secondary education. The College’s TRIO UBMS program also serves students from those schools as well as Monmouth-Roseville High School and provides them with opportunities to pursue activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Sandburg’s TRIO SSS program offers support and guidance to students during their time at Sandburg as they pursue a bachelor’s degree.

 

Together, these three free programs at Sandburg assist more than 250 students each year in their educational journey. Nationally, there are more than 1,000 colleges, universities and community agencies that host more than 2,800 TRIO projects that serve and assist more than 800,000 students.

 

Unlike financial aid programs that help students overcome financial hurdles to higher education, TRIO programs recognize the importance of overcoming all barriers to success. For more than 50 years, TRIO has provided valuable, supportive services to help first-generation students and students from low-income families, veterans and students with disabilities enter and graduate from college.

 

Services provided by TRIO programs include:

 

  • Assistance in applying to college
  • Assistance in choosing a college
  • Tutoring
  • Personal and financial counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Workplace and college visits
  • Special instruction in reading, writing, study skills and math
  • Assistance in applying for financial aid
  • Academic support in high school or service to re-enter high school

 

 

To learn more about TRIO programs at Carl Sandburg College, visit sandburg.edu.

 

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The Globetrotters Famous team gives 'wonderful exhibition' in 1935 Augusta

he Globetrotters Famous team gives 'wonderful exhibition' in 1935 Augusta     One of the world's most recognized basketball teams brought its amazing skills and fun-loving antics to Augusta during one of the worst periods in local and national history.   The Harlem Globetrotters played an exhibition game against the Augusta Trojans at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15, 1935.   America had turned the corner from the darkest days of the Great Depression, but was still reeling from its most prolonged economic downturn.   Augusta needed a break from the despair, even if it was for only one night. The Globetrotters certainly obliged.   The Augusta Eagle newspaper gave the Globetrotters' lineup as Dan Dennis, Harold "Killer" Johnson, Rabbit Buckner, Bruiser Bolton and Rab McDonald. The newspaper only listed the last names of the Augusta team — Lansdown, Stienbarger, Elder, Lucie, Crear, Waymack and Aleshire.   The game was played at Augusta Community High School. The Eagle did not list a final score, but the contest apparently was close until the end, even if t he outcome did not favor the Trojans.   "It was evident that the Globe Trotters could pick points when they desired" and were "entirely too much for the local lads," The Eagle said.   The Globetrotters, who would become the sport's biggest international ambassadors while racking up more than 120,000games and welcoming women players, "gave a wonderful exhibition of skill in handling the ball and also were fine entertainers," the newspaper concluded. You can find the complete story in historian Brent Engel's book "A Few Augusta Stories." 

Hancock County Reports 76 Cases and 1 Death Related to COVID During the Week of February 6-12, 2022

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report seventy-six (76) laboratory-confirmed cases and one death related to COVID during the week of February 6-12, 2022.   The health department and hospital extend sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased individual.  Thirty-one (31) cases were males and forty-five (45) cases were females.  Of the seventy-six (76) cases twenty-two (22) are vaccinated.  There have been a total of four-thousand-three-hundred-thirty-eight (4338) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; four-thousand-two-hundred twelve (4212) people have recovered, eighty-one (81) people are currently isolated, and forty-five (45) have passed.   

COVID is a virus whose symptoms resemble other common illnesses.  Many people will have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.  Others may have a more severe bout of it.  As with any illness it is important  to stay home if you are ill to decrease the spread.  Other ways to reduce the spread of COVID is to follow the CDC’s isolation and close contact guidance, practice good hand-washing, and wear a mask when you are going to be around many people.   Your doctor is most familiar with your health.  Talk to him or her about getting vaccinated or boosted, because it can reduce the severity of covid symptoms.

Sheriff Travis Duffy reports that on Monday February 7, 2022 Sheriff's Deputies took a report of a retail theft at the Warsaw, IL Dollar General.

Press Release Sheriff Travis Duffy reports that on Monday February 7, 2022 Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a retail theft at the Warsaw, IL Dollar General. An investigation into this matter was ongoing when a report of a burglary came in from 715 Crawford Street in Warsaw, IL on February 8, 2022 at approximately 6:00 PM. Two suspects were taken into custody a short time later. Kristen M. Golliher, age 36, was taken into custody at 700 Tompkins Street in Warsaw, IL. Joseph D. Leeper, age 46, fled that scene on foot and was later taken into custody at 16 Geode Drive in Warsaw, IL. After further investigation into both reports Golliher was charged with Burglary for the Crawford Street incident and Leeper was charged with Retail Theft - Enhanced for the Dollar General incident. Golliher also had an active failure to appear warrant for her arrest. Golliher and Leeper both were lodged and had an initial court appearance today, February 9, 2022. Leeper’s bond was set at $2500 10% to apply. Golliher’s bond will be set by the court on February 10, 2022. Both investigations are ongoing and further charges may be filed. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Hancock County Reports 111 Cases and 1 Death Related to COVID During the Week of January 30-February 5, 2022

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report one hundred-eleven (111) laboratory-confirmed cases and one death related to COVID during the week of January 30-February 5, 2022.   The health department and hospital extend sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased individual.  Forty-six (46) cases were males and sixty-five (65) cases were females.  Of the one hundred-eleven (111) cases forty-five (45) are vaccinated.  There have been a total of four-thousand-two-hundred-sixty-two (4262) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; four-thousand-sixty-five (4065) people have recovered, one-hundred-fifty-three (153) people are currently isolated, and forty-four (44) have passed.   

COVID is a virus whose symptoms resemble other common illnesses.  Many people will have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.  Others may have a more severe bout of it.  As with any illness it is important  to stay home if you are ill to decrease the spread, especially since it is very contagious.  Furthermore, follow the CDC’s isolation and close contact guidance, practice good hand-washing, and wear a mask when you are going to be around people.   Your doctor is most familiar with your health.  Talk to him or her about getting vaccinated, because it can reduce the severity of covid symptoms.

 

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School Closings and Cancellations for Feb 3 rd 2022- updated 5:07PM

School Closings and Cancellations for Feb 3rd 2022- updated 5:07PM

Dallas City Elementary School-Remote Learning-Evening activities cancelled

Carthage Elementary School-E Learning

LaHarpe ElementaryRemote Learning; Evening Activities Cancelled

Hamilton SchoolsClosed, Evening Activities Cancelled

Illini WestClosed

McDonough County COVID vaccination clinicClosed

Schuyler-Industry Unit #5Closed

Southeastern Dist. 337Closed

Quincy UniversityRemote Learning

V-I-TRemote Learning

WarsawClosed 

Western Illinois University- Closed

 

All Memorial Medical Clinics will be closing at 3 PM today, February 2, 2022, due to inclement weather.

All Memorial Medical Clinics will be closing at 3 PM today, February 2, 2022, due to inclement weather.

This includes

  • Memorial Medical Clinic Bowen
  • Memorial Medical Clinic Carthage (hospital campus)
  • Memorial Medical Clinic Carthage (630 locust street)
  • Memorial Medical Clinic Colchester
  • Memorial Medical Clinic Hamilton
  • Memorial Medical Clinic LaHarpe
  • Memorial Medical Clinic Nauvoo
  • Convenient Care
  • And Walk-In Clinic

 

School Closings and Cancellations for Feb 2nd 2022- updated 8:35 PM

 

Updated 8:35 pm  2/1/2022

Bushnell-Prairie City SchoolsClosed Tomorrow

Carthage ElementaryClosed Tomorrow; E-learning Day

Carl Sandburg College-CarthageClosed Tomorrow

Dallas City ElementaryRemote Learning Tomorrow; Evening Activities Cancelled

Hamilton SchoolsClosed Tomorrow; Evening Activities Cancelled

Illini WestRemote Learning Tomorrow

LaHarpe ElementaryRemote Learning Tomorrow; Evening Activities Cancelled

Macomb #185  Remote Learning Tomorrow

Nauvoo-Colusa SchoolsClosed Tomorrow; Evening Activities Cancelled

Schuyler-Industry Unit #5Closed Tomorrow

Southeastern Dist. 337Closed Tomorrow

Spoon River College-MacombClosed Tomorrow; Closed Thursday also

Two Rivers Regional Council of Public OfficialsClosed Tomorrow

V-I-TRemote Learning Tomorrow

Quincy UniversityRemote Learning Tomorrow; Evening Activities Cancelled

WarsawClosed Tomorrow; Evening Activities Cancelled

Western Illinois UniversityClosed Tomorrow

 

 

Low-Cost Teeth Cleanings, Dental X-Rays at Sandburg Annex

Low-Cost Teeth Cleanings, Dental X-Rays at Sandburg Annex

GALESBURG — The dental hygiene clinic at the Carl Sandburg College Annex, 209 E. Main St., in downtown Galesburg is providing low-cost dental hygiene services during the spring semester, with no insurance necessary for patients.

 

The clinic offers teeth cleanings for as little as $10, in addition to full-mouth-series X-rays and panoramic X-rays for patients of all ages. 

 

Services are provided by second-year students in Sandburg’s dental hygiene program who are supervised by experienced, licensed faculty members and dentists. Appointments last about 3½ hours each, and it typically takes at least two appointments to complete a cleaning.

 

Appointments for the 2022 spring semester are available through May 3. Patients must fill out a brief health screening upon arrival and wear a mask until their appointment.

 

Prices for each series of services for the 2022 spring semester are:

  • Adult cleaning — $25

  • Sandburg student with current College ID — $15

  • Children’s cleanings — $15

  • Seniors (60+) — $10

  • Full-mouth series X-rays — $15

  • Panoramic X-ray — $15

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Annex at 309.344.2595.

 

Hancock County Reports 208 Cases and 1 Death Related to COVID During the Week of January 23-29, 2022

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report two hundred-eight (208) laboratory-confirmed cases and one death related to COVID during the week of January 23-29, 2022.   The health department and hospital extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased individual.  Sixty-one (61) of the two hundred-eight (208) cases are vaccinated.

Cases include one male in his 80’s, two males in their 70’s, thirteen males in their 60’s, thirteen males in their 50’s, nine males in their 40’s, eleven males in their 30’s, eight males in their 20’s, eight males in their teens, six pre-teen males and ten males 10 years old and younger.  In addition, female cases include three females in their 90’s, three female in their 80’s, four females in their 70’s, seventeen females in their 60’s, sixteen females in their 50’s, twenty-one females in their 40’s, sixteen females in their 30’s, sixteen females in their 20’s, seventeen females in their teens, three pre-teen females and eleven females 10 years old and younger.

There have been a total of four-thousand-one-hundred-fifty-one (4151) COVID-19 cases in Hancock County; three-thousand-nine-hundred-fourteen (3914) people have recovered, one-hundred-ninety-four (194) people are currently isolated, and forty-three (43) have passed.   

COVID is a virus whose symptoms resemble other common illnesses.  Many people will have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.  Others may have a more severe bout of it.  As with any illness it is important  to stay home if you are ill to decrease the spread, especially since it is very contagious.  Furthermore, follow the CDC’s isolation and close contact guidance, practice good hand-washing, and wear a mask when you are going to be around people.   Your doctor is most familiar with your health.  Talk to him or her about getting vaccinated, because it can reduce the severity of covid symptoms.

 

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