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Strawberry Strut last week to signup 2022

The 43 rd  Strawberry Strut in Carthage is just a few days away scheduled on June 4.

The Strawberry Strut includes the classic five-mile run along the Carthage Lake. Other events in this year’s Strut are a 5K run, a 5K walk and a one mile fun run/walk.

Participants can still register on-line in advance  to be part of the event. To sign up, go to runsignup.com/Race/IL/Carthage/StrawberryStrut.

Those who have pre-registered can pick up race packets on Friday,  June 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hancock County Courthouse in Carthage, or after 7 a.m. the morning of the race. All race packets must be picked up by 7:45 a.m. Race day registration  is available at 7 a.m. and will end at 7:45 a.m.  

The fee for the five-mile run, the 5K run and 5K walk is $25 in advance, increasing to $30 on race day. The fee for the one-mile run/walk is $10, or $15 on race day.

The two 5K events in the Strut are new this  year.

“We believe the addition of 5K events will allow more people to participate,” said Steve Evans, chairman of the Strawberry Strut steering committee. 

“Everyone wanted to keep the traditional five-mile run. However our committee felt the 5K distance would be more comfortable for some runners and walkers, and would encourage more people to take part.”

Race day start times are staggered. Awards will be presented at around 10 a.m. Participants will start on the following schedule:

  •  5-mile run  – 8:15 a.m.

  •  5K walk – 8:30 a.m.

  •  5K run – 8:40 a.m.

  •  1-mile fun run/ walk – 8:45 a.m.

There are four water stops along the course, with water supplied by Memorial Hospital Foundation, WCAZ, Will Sullivan, and State Farm Insurance, Kris Dornbush, who will also provide cuties and energy bars.

Strawberry Strut sponsors include Fortress Bank, Hy-Vee, Memorial Hospital, Brenda Young Real Estate, Quincy Medical Group, Western Illinois Insurance, Will Sullivan Auction, Marine Bank, MTC Communications, Steve Evans and Ramsey Financial.

Proceeds from the race this year have been pledged to benefit Hancock County Fights Cancer, whose summer event will be held on the Hancock County Courthouse lawn immediately after the Strut on June 4.  Other events are planned on the square for that day, coordinated by the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce.

Watch Strawberry Strut on Facebook for updates.

Sandburg Dental Hygiene Program to Get 6 New X-Ray Stations

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College dental hygiene program’s X-ray machines are getting an upgrade.

 

The Sandburg Board of Trustees during its regular monthly meeting Thursday approved a bid to purchase six new dental X-ray stations for the College’s dental hygiene program. The new digital sensors, purchased through Patterson Dental Supply in Davenport, Iowa, will support the imaging component of the program and replace the machines in three suites that are already digital-compatible. They will also allow the program to upgrade three other suites from an analog to a digital format.

 

The new X-ray stations are more representative of current equipment standards within the industry. In addition to being included in classroom training, the machines will be used as part of the program’s dental hygiene clinic, which provides low-cost dental hygiene services to the public.

 

Trustees on Thursday also approved the acceptance of a $312,480 grant for the TRIO Upward Bound program for fiscal year 2023. Sandburg, which has hosted a TRIO Upward Bound program since 1999, was recently awarded a continuation grant for the federally funded program that assists high school students as they transition into post-secondary education. The new grant cycle for Sandburg’s TRIO Upward Bound program runs from 2022-27.

 

The Board also passed a resolution commemorating Juneteenth as an official holiday that recognizes the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, informed slaves that the Civil War had ended and that they were free. In accordance with state and federal holidays, Sandburg will observe the celebration each June 19. All campuses will be closed on that date or on another workday if the holiday falls on a weekend. Sandburg’s observance of Juneteenth this year will take place June 17.

 

The Board extended an agreement to provide outdoor maintenance and routine indoor inspections of the former Illinois Animal Disease Control Laboratory that neighbors the Main Campus. Sandburg has performed such work on the site since its closure in April 2017. The new extension runs through May 31, 2024.

 

In other business, the Board approved the following:

  • Employment of Meghan Angle as humanities/social sciences support specialist, effective June 1.
  • Employment of Kellen Fernetti as recruitment experience specialist, effective June 1.
  • Employment of Jake Monzo as grounds assistant, effective June 1.
  • Extension of unpaid leave of absence with non-accrual of benefits for Dean Blust, effective June 18-Oct. 31.

 

The Board’s next scheduled meeting is 7 p.m. June 27 on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

Sandburg Softball Lands 3 on All-Arrowhead Conference Team

Sandburg Softball Lands 3 on All-Arrowhead Conference Team

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College softball players Emma Wolfe (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap), Gabby Blanchard (South Pekin, Ill./Pekin) and Riley Creasey (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) were voted to the All-Arrowhead Conference team after standout seasons for the Chargers this spring.

 

Wolfe, a shortstop who was voted First-Team All-Region IV earlier this month, led Sandburg in nearly every major offensive category in her sophomore season. Wolfe played in all 20 Arrowhead games for the Chargers and paced the team in batting average (.462), on-base percentage (.481), slugging (.949), OPS (1.430), home runs (six), and runs (31). She also led the team with 36 hits, six triples, 20 extra-base hits and 74 total bases.

 

Wolfe hit safely in 18 of Sandburg’s conference games, including the final 17 in a row. She had 12 multi-hit games against Arrowhead opponents, six three-hit games and a 4-for-4 performance on April 21 at Sauk Valley.

 

A sophomore infielder, Blanchard led the Chargers with 30 RBIs while appearing in all 20 conference games. She also finished second on the team to Wolfe in batting average (.451), slugging (.662), OPS (1.108), homers (three), hits (32) and total bases (47) against Arrowhead opponents. Blanchard recorded a hit in 17 of the Chargers’ conference games, had five-multi-hit efforts and five games with at least three hits.

 

Creasey, a freshman first baseman/outfielder, was second on the team with a .451 on-base percentage over 71 plate appearances in 20 Arrowhead matchups. She had a .400 batting average, .585 slugging percentage, 1.035 OPS, 21 runs scored and seven doubles in conference games, ranking her third among Chargers in each of those categories. Creasey picked up at least one hit in 15 Arrowhead contests, and she had multiple hits in seven of those games.

 

2022 ALL-ARROWHEAD CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM

MVP — Payton Yanes (Sauk Valley)
Pitchers — Kellsie Ramos (Highland), Payton Yanes (Sauk Valley)
Catchers — Rachel Worley (Black Hawk), Riley Creasey (Sandburg)
Infielders — Emma Wolfe (Sandburg), Morgan Salisbury (Highland), Gabby Blanchard (Sandburg), Jada Nanni (Highland), Payton Johnson (Sauk Valley)

Outfielders — Paityn Broshous (Highland), Josie Rank (Sauk Valley), Brooke Shirley (Illinois Valley), Carli Klein (Kishwaukee)
Designated Hitter — Adysson Scott (Black Hawk)

Coach of the Year — Danielle Walker (Highland)

 

2022 ARROWHEAD CONFERENCE SOFTBALL STANDINGS
Highland          16-4
Black Hawk      13-7
Sauk Valley      12-8
Illinois Valley   9-11
Sandburg         8-12
Kishwaukee     2-18

Youth Cross Country Camp June 14-16 at Carl Sandburg College

Youth Cross Country Camp June 14-16 at Carl Sandburg College

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host a cross country summer camp for children ages 9-14 from June 14-16 on its Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

 

Led by Chargers men’s and women’s cross country coach Rodney Blue, the camp will cover proper warm-up, stretching, pacing, breathing, striding, arm carriage and cool-down techniques for young runners. The camp costs $30 and runs from 5-6 p.m. each evening.

 

Under Blue, Sandburg’s men’s cross country team swept the top three spots at the 2021 Region IV meet for the Chargers’ first region title. They went on to finish a program-best sixth place at the NJCAA Division II Championships behind All-American performances from Calton Kibet and Josphat Langat. Sandburg’s women’s team finished second in the Region IV meet and was 22nd at nationals, also a program-best.

 

Blue has more than 25 years of coaching experience across the elementary, junior high, high school and college levels, and he’s been Sandburg’s head cross country coach since 2015. A member of the Galesburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Blue held the 400-meter record at GHS for 20 years

 

The deadline to register for the camp is June 13. To sign up or for more information, contact Sandburg’s Workforce Development & Community Education Department at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu.

 

COLLEGE STUDENTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR $2,000 WIRC-CAA SCHOLARSHIP

COLLEGE STUDENTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR $2,000 WIRC-CAA SCHOLARSHIP

(Macomb, Illinois, May 2022) – Local college students are invited to apply for multiple scholarship awards being offered by Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA). The nonprofit agency is based in Macomb, Illinois, but the scholarship is open to income-eligible students living in Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren counties in western Illinois. 

The WIRC-CAA Scholastic Scholarship is worth $2,000, and multiple awards will be granted throughout the agency’s service area. Applicants must meet the following eligibility guidelines to be considered: their primary residence is in the five-county area listed above; their household’s total gross income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level; they have earned a high school diploma or GED, or will graduate by July 1, 2022; they have been accepted into an Illinois college, university, community college, or trade school; and they submit all of the required application paperwork, including a 500-800 word essay about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their academic progress.

In order to be within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, the applicant’s gross household income cannot exceed these amounts: $27,180 per year for a one-person household; $36,620 per year for a two-person household; $46,060 per year for a three-person household; $55,500 per year for a four-person household; and for each additional household member, add $9,440. 

Scholarship funds may be used for tuition and fees, textbooks and supplies or room and board if the student is living in campus housing. Scholarship awards will be made directly to the financial aid office of the student’s college or university for use by the student as needed. 

The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022.  Application forms can be found on the WIRC-CAA website at https://wirpc.org/scholarships/, by contacting local financial aid offices, or by picking up a paper copy at the WIRC-CAA office, 133 West Jackson Street, Macomb, IL 61455. 

The WIRC-CAA Scholastic Scholarship is made possible thanks to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity with federal Community Services Block Grant program funding. 

WIRC-CAA, based in Macomb, Illinois, offers social service programs to help people in need throughout multiple western Illinois counties.  Some of their programs include a food pantry, clothing center, energy assistance program, scholarships, home weatherization, and more. For more information about WIRC-CAA, call 309-837-2997, find WIRC & CAA on social media, or visit https://wirpc.org/

College to Career Bootcamp June 30 at Carl Sandburg College

College to Career Bootcamp June 30 at Carl Sandburg College

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host a College to Career Bootcamp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30 on its Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., to assist teenagers as they prepare to enter higher education and/or the workforce.

 

This one-day session will equip students ages 13-18 with important skills such as resume writing, dining etiquette, professional presentation, being mindful of digital dirt and communication/listening. The camp will be led by Tracy Engstrom, Sandburg’s coordinator of career development, who is also an academy-certified resume writer and certified etiquette consultant.

 

The cost of the camp is $30, and the deadline to register is June 16. Participants will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR/rapid test result taken within seven days of the event date.

 

To sign up or for more information, contact Sandburg’s Workforce Development & Community Education Department at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu.

Carthage Library Summer Reading Activities

Carthage Library Summer Reading Activities

Read Beyond the Beaten Path with the Carthage Public Library District this summer. The Library has planned many activities as well as reading log programs for all ages. In keeping with the theme, many of the activities will be held outside. Registration is occurring now. 

A major goal of the summer reading program is to encourage children to read and help prevent the “summer slide”. Children who do not read in the summer can lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to school in the fall. Students who participate in summer reading programs and read twenty minutes a day score higher in reading and math when they return to school. 

 The reading log programs for all ages from babies through adults begin on June 1 and continue through July 30. Participants may choose to keep track of the titles of the books they read, the number of minutes they read, or the number of days when they spend at least 15 minutes reading. Reading may be tracked using the ReaderZone App or on a weekly paper bookmark. Reading e-books and listening to audio books also counts towards your reading goals. For children who are not yet independent readers, caregivers keep track of what is read to the child. Children who have not yet entered Kindergarten can join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program – books will count both for that program and for summer reading.

In addition to tracking their reading as mentioned above, adults and High School students may also choose to participate in SPARKS (Summer Program Adults Reading Kids’ Stuff), reading 25 juvenile and young adult books in specified categories. That form will be available at the library or can be downloaded from our website.

Prizes for readers will be awarded in August. They include coupons from Dairy Queen, Casey’s, and Pizza Hut, as well as opportunities to enter drawings for larger prizes.

    Activity sessions begin the week of June 6 and continue through the end of July. Most activities are open to all ages, but children five years and under should be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen.

On Mondays at noon, bring your lunch to the Jaycee Park. Listen to stories while eating, then join in playing outdoor games. Which games we play will be determined by the preference of those in attendance.  

Tuesdays will feature guest presenters, so the times and locations will vary. A firefighter is coming to the library on June 7th at 2:00 pm for a fire safety presentation. The June 14th activity is still being finalized. Staff from the Hancock County U of I Extension Center will present activities on June 21 & 28 at 10:00 am at the WOW park. On July 5t at 1:00 pm, Wild Times Exotics will bring seven different animals or reptiles, and participants will have an opportunity to pet or hold the animals if they wish. This program will be held in the multipurpose room of the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Carthage. 

Wednesdays are filled with activities. The Play to Learn Group will meet at 10:00 am at the WOW Park. This is for children from 0-3 years of age with a caregiver, but older siblings are always welcome. If it’s raining, play group will be held at the library. 

On Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm, we will have activity sessions at the library for specific age groups on alternating weeks. Teens & tweens (entering 5th-12th grade) will meet June 8th to make items out of duct tape and July 6th to make sushi out of candy. Adults will meet June 15th and July 13th. Elementary Students will meet June 22nd and July 20th. Preschool will meet June 29th and July 27th. 

Wednesday evenings are Family nights. Drop by the Jaycee Park between 5:30 and 7:00 pm for a family craft or activity. The activity for June 8 is bird races. Check our website and Facebook page for details about the other activities.

This year our basic story and activity sessions will be open to preschoolers-teens combined. After reading a couple of books together, there will be separate stations for different age groups to complete an unique activity. These sessions will be held at the Library. Sign up to come on Thursdays at 1:00 pm or Fridays at 10:00 am.

Special activities this summer include family fishing at the Carthage Lake from 8:00 -10:00 am on June 18th, which is the Illinois free fishing weekend. The library will bring our fishing poles, but individuals are encouraged to bring their own poles and tackle as well. We will be making and floating boats in the pool at some point this summer, time and date to be announced. At the end of the summer there will be a cookout with hotdogs and smores on August 4th at 5:30 pm at Jaycee Park.

All library programs are free of charge. Pre-registration is requested. You do not need to be a resident of the Carthage Public Library District to attend the activities.  A valid library card is needed to check out materials. We realize everyone is busy over the summer and there may be weeks when you cannot attend. We encourage you to sign up and attend when you can. Teen and adult volunteers are welcome. Links to forms and more detailed schedules and information can be found on our website https://www.carthagepubliclibrary.com/summer-2022-read-beyond-the-beaten-path.html or Facebook pages. If you have questions, please call us at 217-357-3232 or email carthagelibraryyouth@gmail.com.

Watson Named Carl Sandburg Adjunct Faculty of the Year

Watson Named Carl Sandburg Adjunct Faculty of the Year

GALESBURG — Kirk Watson has been named the 2022 Carl Sandburg College Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated him for his outstanding work in the classroom.

 

Watson was recognized as the winner this week during Sandburg’s 54th annual Commencement. An instructor in Carl Sandburg College’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Department and now coordinator of Sandburg’s Testing Center, this marks the second time Watson has been named Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year. He previously won the honor in 2006.

 

Watson — who has taught courses in history, sociology and political science — first was at Sandburg from 2000-11 and came back to the College in 2017. In his time at Sandburg, Watson helped create its first online history class and was co-creator of the College’s initial online course in diversity.

 

“Success in the classroom starts with the design of the course. I use a diverse approach that is designed to address multiple learning styles and ability levels,” Watson said. “My courses are also taught in a variety of modalities (traditional, blended, everything in between). I have always been a fan of experimentation, but the pandemic has taken this to a new level. Lastly, I am a believer in the idea that teachers need to ‘meet students where they are’ in order to have any success with them.”

 

Watson graduated from Western Illinois University in 1998 with a bachelor’s in history and a minor in political science. He earned a Master of Arts from WIU in 2000 and has also taught at Augustana College and Black Hawk College. In addition to his teaching, Watson serves as the coordinator of the Testing Center at Sandburg.

 

“The foundational principle of my teaching philosophy has always been the promotion of ownership in my students over the direction of their own work. The goal is to help them realize that their success, not only in a specific course but also in their academic careers, will largely be of their own making,” Watson said. “The most rewarding aspect of this approach, for me, is when my students go on to realize that what they learned in my class(es) will apply throughout their academic and professional careers.”

Milligan Named 2022 Carl Sandburg College Faculty of the Year

GALESBURG — Ian Milligan has been named the 2022 Carl Sandburg College Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated him for his exceptional work in the classroom.

 

Milligan was recognized as the winner this week during Sandburg’s 54th annual Commencement. A manufacturing technology instructor, Milligan has been a full-time faculty member at Sandburg since 2020. Milligan graduated from Sandburg in 2014 having earned four different welding certificates in just one academic year. He then spent six years as a production welder at CNH Industrial in Burlington, Iowa, and served as an adjunct instructor at Sandburg in 2019-20.

 

A Lincoln Electric Education Partner Schools (LEEPS)-qualified instructor and member of Sandburg’s Outcomes Assessment Committee, Milligan quickly adapted to his students’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, adjusting the shop’s layout to account for proper social distancing and hosting summer night labs for students who were forced to take online classes. Milligan continues to host open labs each Friday for students who want extra practice, and he holds monthly weld competitions among his students.

 

“I approach my role as a manufacturing technology instructor with the goal to inspire students and fuel their passion for the industrial trades,” Milligan said. “My goal is to give students a real-world experience with high expectations — just as they will encounter in the workplace — so they are well prepared to enter the trades and make a positive impact on our local economy. With safety at the forefront, I also focus on instilling responsibility, productivity, creativity and a competitive, yet team spirit within my students.”

 

Milligan routinely visits industry partners to maintain and build productive relationships between the College and businesses as well as to review course content and have an informed understanding of what employers expect and desire from Sandburg graduates when they join the workforce.

 

“The relationship I’ve built with stakeholders and industry partners enhances the program curriculum and outcomes and embeds learning activities that require students to think critically and solve problems, both independently and as part of a team,” Milligan said. “I also foster a respectful, approachable and fun learning environment, modeling the environment I experienced during my tenure in the trades as a welder at CNH Industrial.” 

 

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Sandburg's Agudelo Goes from Colombia to College Graduate

GALESBURG — When his family moved to Galesburg in the summer of 2019, Jose Agudelo Ramirez knew little English and had a limited knowledge of the world outside of his hometown of Cali, Colombia.

 

Less than three years later, he’s an award-winning leader and graduate of Carl Sandburg College with his sights set on attending one of the premier engineering schools in the United States. The resources available to him at Sandburg, he said, are what helped put him in a position to succeed.

 

“I thought it was a pretty good idea to join the community college,” said Agudelo, who received his Associate in Science at Sandburg’s 54th annual Commencement on Wednesday. “So I came here and thought it was a really cool experience.”

 

Agudelo’s parents, Luis Agudelo and Victoria Ramirez, came to the US hoping for a better education for their two sons. But prior to enrolling at Sandburg in the 2019 fall semester, Agudelo had taken just a few English lessons back home.

 

“At first it was hard. I had to learn the language so fast,” Agudelo said. “When I started writing essays, it was a total mess. It was scary. Socializing was harder than understanding the classes. There are a lot of different expressions and sayings, which I didn't know.”

 

Determined to succeed, he spent time in Sandburg’s Tutoring Center and joined the College’s TRIO Student Support Services program. TRIO SSS is a federally funded program that assists first-generation college students as they work toward earning a bachelor’s degree. 

 

“For me, this is a huge campus,” Agudelo said. “There are many offices, and I didn’t know any of them and what they do. I could use a lot of things here, but I didn't know how to access them.”

 

Being part of TRIO helped change that. He took part in the program’s Lunch & Learn sessions, attended workshops and had staff members available to assist him at any point in his time at Sandburg. By the time the next school year came around, Agudelo had been invited to become a peer mentor within the program. Now he was the one giving advice to others in the position he had just been in.

 

“I knew pretty well how things looked from their perspective. Sometimes things seem pretty grim, but you have to keep being consistent, which is the most important part,” Agudelo said. “It’s more experience-based advice. It’s not always a straightforward answer. You have to take into account their work-life balance and how they relate with their families so you can better understand and help them improve.”

 

His work earned him Sandburg’s 2022 TRIO Achiever Award, and he thrived in other areas at the College as well. Agudelo was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Men of Distinction, the Hispanic-Latino Student Association and took classes in the College’s honors program. He made the dean’s list in four previous semesters and graduated with highest honors (for students with a 3.90-4.0 GPA).

 

Agudelo plans to transfer to a four-year school this fall and major in electrical engineering. He’s already been accepted to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and has hopes of getting into Purdue University after sending in his final transcripts from Sandburg’s spring semester.

 

“It’s been a great experience. I’ve been thinking about it a lot,” Agudelo said of his time at Sandburg. “Job-wise, I still have a ways to go, but in terms of how I got it done and the circumstances (in which) I came here, it means that I made it through it and accomplished a lot of things. It means I’m ready for what comes next.”


ILLINI WEST CHARGER TRACK RESULTS - MAY 12TH 2022 SECTIONAL MEET

ILLINI WEST CHARGER TRACK RESULTS  - MAY 12TH 2022 SECTIONAL MEET

Long Jump

- Yoanny Espinoza (4.60 m 5th) Audra Carroll (4.08 m 17th)

 

High Jump

- Reagan Reed (1.52 m 2nd) Aneisha Norman (1.42 m 6th)

 

Triple Jump

- Yoanny Espinoza (10.12 m 3rd) Audra Carroll (9.02 m PR 13th)

 

Discus

- Abbie Johnson (28.58 m 6th) Madison Quesenberry (16.80 m 27th)

 

Shot Put

- Abbie Johnson (9.65 m 7th) Madison Quesenberry (7.47 m PR 23rd)

 

4x100

- Carli Blue, Delaina Lambert, Allison Hunter, Rachel James (1:00.09 14th)

 

4x200

- Hallie Ray, Delaina Lambert, Allison Hunter, Rachel James (2:08.30 11th)

 

4x400

- Audra Carroll, Reagan Reed, Ali Lopez, Josie Bryan (4:26.95 SR 5th)

 

4x800

- Emma Whitaker, A.J. Cook, Hallie Ray, Illiana Solis (11:43.15 5th)

 

100

- Ali Lopez (13.69 PR 7th) Rachel James (14.35 PR 18th)

 

100/110 Hurdles

- A.J. Cook (21.72 18th)

 

200

- Rachel James (30.40 PR 17th) Allison Hunter (32.32 SR 21st)

 

300 Hurdles

- A.J. Cook (1:04.06 16th)

 

400

- Ali Lopez (1:10.29 11th)

 

800

- Josie Bryan (2:27.27 PR 1st) Emma Whitaker (2:54.99 11th)

 

1600

- Emma Whitaker (6:35.02 10th)

 

Overall Team Score:

7th with 31 Points

State Qualifiers- Reagan Reed (High Jump) and Josie Bryan (800)

 

ILLINI WEST CHARGERS TRACK RESULTS FROM MAY 10TH 2022@ CENTRAL LEE

ILLINI WEST CHARGERS TRACK RESULTS FROM MAY 10TH 2022@ CENTRAL LEE

Long Jump

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (4.25 m 2nd) 

  • Boys- Drake Mudd (5.87 m PR 3rd) 

 

High Jump

  • Boys- Nolan Deitrich (1.78 m 2nd) Gannon Bergmann (1.73 m 3rd) 

 

Triple Jump

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (10.18 m 1st) 

  • Boys- Sawyer Pence (11.04 m 4th) 

 

Discus

  • Boys- Brady Johnson (33.51 m 1st) Tanner Freeman (30.58 m 6th) 

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (26.84 m 1st) 

 

Shot Put

  • Boys- Tanner Freeman (11.55 m 2nd) Nick Huls (10.63 m 7th) 

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (9.09 m 1st) 

 

4x100

  • Boys- Ethan James, Jerick LeMaire, Peyton Brown, Max Dittmer (44.23 1st) 

 

4x200

  • Boys- Ethan James, Jerick LeMaire, Peyton Brown, Max Dittmer (1:35.89 1st) 

 

4x400

  • Boys- Trayton Anders, Jerick LeMaire, Cole Kirkham, Matt McDowell (3:40.47 1st)

 

4x800

  • Boys- Trayton Anders, Nick Manzo, Cole Kirkham, Matt McDowell (8:59.98 2nd) 

 

100

  • Boys- Max Dittmer (10.66 PR 2nd) Denver French (13.74 PR 14th) 

 

200

  • Boys- Ethan James (23.73 PR 5th) Peyton Brown (24.12 PR 8th) 

 

400

  • Boys- Nolan Deitrich (57.27 PR 3rd) Drake Mudd (57.47 4th) Denver French (1:11.38 PR 13th) 

 

800

  • Boys- Cole Kirkham (2:17.60 2nd) 

ILLINI WEST CHARGERS TRACK RESULTS FOR MAY 9TH 2022 IN LEWISTON

ILLINI WEST CHARGERS TRACK RESULTS FOR MAY 9TH 2022 IN LEWISTON

Long Jump

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (4.48 m 5th) Audra Carroll (3.99 m 13th) 

 

High Jump

  • Girls- Aneisha Norman (1.47 m 1st) 

 

Triple Jump

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (9.24 m 4th) Audra Carroll (8.79 m 8th) 

 

Discus

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (27.87 m 5th) 

  • Boys- Roan Jackson (27.87 m 15th) Nick Huls (25.47 m 16th) 

 

Shot Put

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (9.57 m 8th) 

  • Boys- Nick Huls (11.27 m 10th) Johnny Ravenscraft (7.73 m 24th)  

 

4x200

  • Girls- Allison Hunter, Ali Lopez, Delaina Lambert, Carli Blue (2:11.60 7th) 

 

4x400

  • Girls- Audra Carroll, Hallie Ray, Ali Lopez, Josie Bryan (4:30.40 SR 1st)

 

4x800

  • Girls- Emma Whitaker, Allison Hunter, Illiana Solis, Audra Carroll (12:23.90 3rd) 

  • Boys- Jackson Livingston, Logan Pedigo, Spencer Brown, Brady Blanton (10:14.80 3rd) 

 

100

  • Girls- Ali Lopez (14.20 6th) Delaina Lambert (15.30 16th) 

  • Boys- Colin Curfman (12.0 PR 4th) Thomas Chandler (12.80 17th)

 

100/110 Hurdles

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (20.70 7th) 

 

200

  • Girls- Allison Hunter (33.60 17th) Delaina Lambert (34.10 18th) 

  • Boys- Colin Curfman (25.40 12th) Thomas Chandler (25.70 14th) 

 

400

  • Girls- Hallie Ray (1:12.60 SR 9th) 

 

800

  • Girls- Josie Bryan (2:32.80 1st) Emma Whitaker (2:55.10 7th) 

 

1600

  • Girls- Emma Whitaker (6:27.50 2nd)

  • Boys- Spencer Brown (7:02.50 15th) 

  • Overall Team Score:

    Boys- 12th with 10 Points

    Girls- 4th with 53 Points

SILVIE'S RIDE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE IS JUNE 18

SILVIE’S RIDE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE IS JUNE 18

 

 – Domestic violence can happen to anyone, including children. Sometimes, it can turn fatal. On September 16, 2006, Silven “Silvie” Yocum died as the result of domestic violence at the young age of five. In her memory, the Yocum Family, in partnership with the Knights Motorcycle Riding Club, host an annual fundraising and awareness event: Silvie’s Ride Against Child Abuse. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2022, and the public is welcome to attend. 

Silvie’s Ride is a nearly daylong event that offers several ways for the public to support the cause, including an all-you-can-eat breakfast, a silent auction, and participating in the ride. The event is based at the Macomb Elks Lodge, 401 South Deere Road in Macomb, Illinois. Breakfast, which costs $10 per person, will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A variety of items will be available for bidding as part of a silent auction from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Vehicle/ride registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the day of the event; pre-registration is not required.

For those who want to join the ride, the cost is $20 per vehicle, plus $5 per passenger. All vehicles are welcome to participate, but motorcycles are encouraged. For motorcyclists, a “blessing of the bikes” will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot. Riders will leave the lodge as a group promptly at 10:30 a.m., with a police escort. Riders will follow a pre-determined route to scheduled stops in McDonough, Warren, Henderson, and Hancock counties, before returning to the Macomb Elks Lodge. A route map will be provided at registration. Riders are not required to follow the entire route from start to finish. Dinner will be provided to registered riders starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Macomb Elks Lodge. 

All proceeds from Silvie’s Ride will be donated to Silvie’s Fund at Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA) Victim Services, which provides free counseling and advocacy services to survivors of abuse who are served by the agency. 

“Over 100 vehicles, mostly motorcycles, joined in the ride last year,” said Victim Services Public Relations Manager Jamie Roth. “It was very inspiring to see them all leaving at the same time, especially with the police escort. Hopefully, the 2022 event will have an even larger turnout than last year.”

Silvie’s Ride Against Child Abuse is proudly sponsored in part by Weaver Guns and Ammo; Backdraft BBQ/Damon Wright; Knights Motorcycle Riding Club; Kathy Fuller-Devlin, in memory of Ron Devlin; and Macomb Elks Lodge #1009. 

 

For more information about Silvie’s Ride, or to pre-order a $20 t-shirt, call Kathy Yocum at 309-255-0301 or find them on Facebook at facebook.com/SilviesRideAgainstChildAbuse/. 

For more information about Victim Services, call their business line at 309-837-6622, find them on social media, or visit https://wirpc.org/victim-services/. Survivors of abuse, and their loved ones, are encouraged to call the 24/7 free and confidential crisis hotline at 309-837-5555 to speak directly with a trained counselor.   

Caption 1 (crowd): Silvie’s Ride Against Child Abuse drew a large crowd of supporters in 2021. Event organizers are hopeful that the 2022 event will be even larger. [Photo by Jamie Roth, WIRC & CAA]

Caption 2 (Silvie): Silven “Silvie” Yocum died as the result of domestic violence at the young age of five. [Photo courtesy of Yocum Family] 

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ILLINI WEST CHARGERS TRACK MEET MAY 6TH 2022 @ RUSHVILLE RESULTS

ILLINI WEST CHARGERS TRACK MEET MAY 6TH 2022 @ RUSHVILLE

Long Jump

  • Girls- Josie Bryan (4.75 m 2nd) Yoanny Espinoza (3.98 m 4th) 

  • Boys- Drake Mudd (5.34 m 5th) 

 

High Jump

  • Girls- Aneisha Norman (1.47 m 1st) 

  • Boys- Nolan Deitrich (1.83 m PR 1st) Gannon Bergmann (1.73 m 3rd) 

 

Triple Jump

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (10.02 m 1st) 

 

Discus

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (29.05 m 1st) Madison Quesenberry (14.54 m 8th) 

  • Boys- Brady Johnson (36.58 m PR 2nd) Tanner Freeman (31.24 m 6th) 

 

Shot Put

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (9.28 m 2nd) Madison Quesenberry (7.20 m 8th) 

  • Boys- Tanner Freeman (11.70 m 3rd) Nick Huls (11.70 m 4th) 

 

4x100

  • Girls- Carli Blue, Delaina Lambert, Allison Hunter, Rachel James (1:03.49 4th) 

  • Boys- Ethan James, Jerick LeMaire, Peyton Brown, Max Dittmer (46.01 1st) 

 

4x200

  • Girls- Hallie Ray, Delaina Lambert, Allison Hunter, Rachel James (2:14.58 3rd) 

  • Boys- Ethan James, Jerick LeMaire, Peyton Brown, Max Dittmer 1:36.18 1st) 

 

4x400

  • Girls- Audra Carroll, Hallie Ray, Ali Lopez, Josie Bryan (4:43.28 1st) 

  • Boys- Trayton Anders, Jerick LeMaire, Matt McDowell, Cole Kirkham (3:42.52 1st) 

 

4x800

  • Girls- A.J. Cook, Hallie Ray, Illiana Solis, Audra Carroll (12:40.44 1st)

  • Boys- Trayton Anders, Nick Manzo, Matt McDowell, Cole Kirkham (9:22.01 1st)

 

100

  • Girls- Ali Lopez (13.98 2nd) Rachel James (14.41 PR 5th) 

  • Boys- Max Dittmer (11.31 PR 3rd) Jorge Espinoza (12.54 8th) 

 

100/110 Hurdles

  • Girls- A.J. Cook (21.53 PR 4th) 

 

200

  • Girls- Ali Lopez (29.39 3rd) Rachel James (31.08 5th)

  •  

  • Boys- Max Dittmer (22.57 PR 3rd) Thomas Chandler (24.71 PR 6th) 

  •  

    300 Hurdles

  • Girls- A.J. Cook (1:03.44 5th) 

  •  

    400

  • Girls- Josie Bryan (1:05.37 1st) Ali Lopez (1:08.14 PR 3rd) 

  •  

    800

  • Girls- Josie Bryan (2:37.23 1st) Emma Whitaker (3:06.53 3rd) 

  • Boys- Cole Kirkham (2:23.01 4th) Nick Manzo (2:25.41 PR 5th) 

  •  

    1600

  • Girls- Emma Whitaker (6:52.26 2nd) Delaina Lambert (7:46.61 PR 6th) 

  • Boys- Jackson Livingston (6:09.08 7th) Spencer Brown (6:58.97 8th) 

  •  

    3200

  • Girls- Emma Whitaker (16:05.96 2nd) Illiana Solis (17:00.89 3rd) 

  • Overall Team Score:

    Boys- 4th with 93 Points

    Girls- 1st with 159 Points

ILLINI CHARGERS TRACK MEET - Tiger Relays Meet (@Beardstown)- 5/3/2022

 ILLINI CHARGERS TRACK MEET - Tiger Relays Meet (@Beardstown)- 5/3/2022

Long Jump

  • Girls- Ali Lopez (4.10 m PR 4th) Audra Carroll (4.02 m 6th) 

  • Boys- Gannon Bergmann (2.99 m 16th) 

 

Triple Jump

  • Girls- Audra Carroll (8.76 m PR 1st) 

  • Boys- Sawyer Pence (10.52 m 6th) 

 

High Jump

  • Girls- Reagan Reed (1.52 m PR 1st) Aneisha Norman (1.47 m 3rd) 

  • Boys- Nolan Deitrich (1.77 m PR 2nd) Gannon Bergmann (1.72 m 3rd) 

 

Discus

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (28.67 m 1st) Madison Quesenberry (18.30 m PR 5th) 

  • Boys- Nick Huls (28.90 m 6th) Roan Jackson (25.46 m 10th) 

 

Shot Put

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (8.83 m 2nd) Madison Quesenberry (7.37 m PR 6th) 

  • Boys- Nick Huls (12.02 m PR 2nd) Johnny Ravenscraft (7.70 14th) 

 

4x100

  • Girls- Carli Blue, Delaina Lambert, Allison Hunter, Rachel James (1:01.45 4th) 

  • Boys- Ethan James, Jerick LeMaire, Peyton Brown, Max Dittmer (45.90 1st) 

 

4x200

  • Girls- Audra Carroll, Delaina Lambert, Allison Hunter, Rachel James (2:06.59 2nd) 

  • Boys- Ethan James, Jerick LeMaire, Peyton Brown, Max Dittmer (1:36.76 1st) 

 

4x400

  • Girls- Audra Carroll, Ali Lopez, Reagan Reed, Josie Bryan (4:49.60 1st) 

 

4x800

  • Girls- Emma Whitaker, Illiana Solis, A.J. Cook, Josie Bryan (11:31.77 1st) 

 

Sprint Medley (100, 100, 200, 400)

  • Girls (V)- Illiana Solis, A.J. Cook, Madison Quesenberry, Carli Blue (2:35.03 6th) 

    • (F/S)- Delaina Lambert, Ali Lopez, Reagan Reed, Rachel James (2:12.10 2nd) 

  • Boys (V)- Thomas Chandler, Jorge Espinoza, Ethan James, Nolan Deitrich (1:50.04 4th) 

    • (F/S)- Carter Sanderson, Evan Sanderson, Trenton Hanks, Brady Blanton (2:00.30 5th) 

 

Mid-Distance Medley (200, 200, 400, 800)

  • Girls (V)- Carli Blue, Madison Quesenberry, A.J. Cook, Illiana Solis (5:41.05 5th) 

    • (F/S)- Delaina Lambert, Rachel James, Allison Hunter, Emma Whitaker (5:21.90 2nd) 

  • Boys (V)- Thomas Chandler, Jorge Espinoza, Nolan Deitrich, Logan Pedigo (4:22.89 4th) 

    • (F/S)- Carter Sanderson, Trenton Hanks, Roan Jackson, Brady Blanton (5:12.50 4th) 

 

Distance Medley (400, 400, 800, 1600)

  • Girls- Ali Lopez, Reagan Reed, Josie Bryan, Emma Whitaker (11:32.29 1st) 

 

Sandburg Appoints Associate Deans, Program Coordinators for 2022-23

Sandburg Appoints Associate Deans, Program Coordinators for 2022-23

GALESBURG — Associate deans and program coordinators for the 2022-23 academic year were approved by the Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees during its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

 

James Hutchings (Humanities and Fine Arts) and Lara Roemer (Social and Business Sciences) were appointed as associate deans of their respective departments. Program coordinators for the upcoming academic year will be:

  • Lisa Walker (art)
  • Christina Stone (associate degree nursing)
  • Dr. Christopher Barber (criminal justice)
  • Amanda Nichols (dental hygiene clinic)
  • Stacy Kosier (dental hygiene)
  • Jennifer Wright (English/honors)
  • Tammi Lewis (lab and simulation)
  • Tony Paris (math/developmental math)
  • Tim Krause (mortuary science)
  • Stacy Bainter (practical nursing/nursing assistant)
  • Krista Winters (science)

 

The Board also elected new officers for 2022-23. Rev. Lee Johnson was elected chair, DeVone Eurales as vice chair and Tom Colclasure as secretary.

 

In other business, the Board approved the following:

  • Summer business hours of 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays from May 23-Aug. 5.
  • Employment of Cathy Gebru as full-time medical assisting instructor, effective July 1.
  • Employment of Kang Hee Hong as director of workforce and community education, effective May 16.
  • Employment of Brian Hutton as coordinator of instructional technology, effective June 1.
  • Resignation of Amanda Morse as humanities/social sciences support specialist, effective April 30.
  • Resignation with the intent to retire of Michael Brackett, effective April 30, 2023.

 

The Board’s next scheduled meeting is 7 p.m. May 26 on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

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ILLINI WEST TRACK _ APRIL 29TH BECKY THATCHER MEET RESULTS @ HANNIBAL

Becky Thatcher Meet Results (@Hannibal)- 4/29/2022

 

Long Jump

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (4.25 m 12th) Audra Carroll (3.66 m 20th) 

  • Boys- Thomas Chandler (4.74 m 20th) 

 

High Jump

  • Girls- Reagan Reed (1.47 m PR 2nd) Aneisha Norman (1.37 m 10th) 

 

Triple Jump

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (9.82 m 4th) Audra Carroll (8.41 m PR 10th) 

 

Discus

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (29.16 m SR 5th) Madison Quesenberry (1.49 m PR 26th) 

  • Boys- Tanner Freeman (31.36 m 13th) 

 

Shot Put

  • Girls- Abbie Johnson (9.65 m SR 7th) Madison Quesenberry (6.68 m 24th) 

  • Boys- Tanner Freeman (11.72 m 10th) Brady Johnson (11.43 m 13th) 

 

Javelin

  • Girls- Hallie Ray (19.05 m PR 15th) 

 

4x100

  • Girls- Rachel James, Illiana Solis, Allison Hunter, Delaina Lambert (1:01.10 9th) 

 

4x200

  • Girls- Rachel James, Audra Carroll, Hallie Ray, Reagan Reed (2:01.14 10th) 

 

4x400

  • Girls- Hallie Ray, Ali Lopez, Reagan Reed, Josie Bryan (4:33.81 SR 4th) 

 

4x800

  • Girls- Emma Whitaker, A.J. Cook, Hallie Ray, Josie Bryan (11:18.08 SR 6th) 

 

100

  • Girls- Ali Lopez (14.40 14th) Rachel James (14.60 PR 16th) 

  • Boys- Max Dittmer (11.41 7th) Jorge Espinoza (12.47 22nd) 

 

110 Hurdles

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (20.33 18th) 


 

200

  • Girls- Ali Lopez (29.77 13th) Rachel James (30.81 PR 18th) 

  • Boys- Max Dittmer (22.74 PR 5th)

 

300 Hurdles

  • Girls- Yoanny Espinoza (1:00.42 PR 14th) A.J. Cook (1:02.41 PR 16th) 

 

400

  • Girls- Reagan Reed (1:08.36 PR 10th) Ali Lopez (1:09.17 13th) 

  • Boys- Jorge Espinoza (1:02.44 PR 23rd) 

 

800

  • Girls- Josie Bryan (2:31.93 PR 2nd) Audra Carroll (3:00.37 PR 11th) 

  • Boys- Cole Kirkham (2:03.80 PR 2nd) 

 

1600

  • Girls- Emma Whitaker (6:20.51 SR 8th) 

  • Boys- Spencer Brown (6:29.22 PR 22nd) 

 

3200

  • Girls- Emma Whitaker (13:59.50 SR 6th) Illiana Solis (15:31.64 PR 7th) 

Overall Team Score:

Boys- 12th with 10 points

Girls- 8th with 28 points

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