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Sandburg Board OKs Food Service Contract With Innkeeper's Coffee

Sandburg Board OKs Food Service Contract With Innkeeper’s Coffee

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees on Monday approved a three-year food service contract with Innkeeper’s Coffee during its regular monthly meeting on the Main Campus in Galesburg.


Innkeeper’s, which has a permanent location in downtown Galesburg, will serve breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Cyber Café in Sandburg’s Student Center. Known locally for its coffee and lunch selections, Innkeeper’s replaces Lieber’s Boxcar Express, which had been the College’s food service provider since 2014. The contract runs through June 30, 2026.


Trustees also approved the auctioning of several items no longer needed as part of the automotive technology program. With the program’s upcoming move from Building B to Building G, some items deemed no longer necessary for instruction or part of the planned building demolition could be sold as surplus equipment. Kyle Kelso Auctioneer of Bushnell will conduct the online-only sale, which will close at 6 p.m. Jan. 2. Items up for auction include a five-ton crane, garage doors, car lifts, paint booths, high-beam crane, chain hoist, work benches, lockers and more.


The Board approved the College’s academic calendar for the 2023-24 academic year. The 2023 fall semester will take place Aug. 21-Dec. 14. The 2024 spring semester will run from Jan. 16-May 15. Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for May 15-16.



In other business, the Board approved the following:

  • Employment and swearing-in of Gabriel Trulson as chief safety officer, effective Dec. 1.
  • Employment of Stephen Descalzo as director of Upward Bound Math-Science, effective Dec. 1.
  • Employment of Doug Ferguson as director of information services, effective Dec. 1.
  • Resignation of Kathryn Meeker as coordinator of recruitment and events, effective Nov. 30.
  • Resignation for the purposes of retirement of Lindell Johnson as building maintenance employee, effective Dec. 31.


The Board’s next scheduled meeting is 7 p.m. Dec. 15 on the Main Campus in Galesburg.


Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum in Carthage on four special dates during December and January.

A large model train set will be on display at Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum in Carthage on four special
dates during December and January.
For the past several years, model train displays have been set up at the museum for public viewing
beginning with the Carthage Christmas Open House. The displays include villages, people, cars and
parks with many active parts.
The museum will be open during the Carthage Christmas Openhouse, Dec. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. with the
train display of Galen Wollbrink. The full museum will be open for viewing during that7 evening.
Three additional days will allow visitors into the museum when Wollbrink will be on hand to show the
trains in action. Those days are from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, Saturday, Dec. 18, and Saturday,
Jan. 7.
There is no charge to enter the museum or see the displays. All the other exhibit rooms at the museum
are open for viewing.
Aside from these dates, the museum is now closed for winter. It will reopen for the season on in the
spring of 2023.
The museum is located at 306 Walnut in Carthage, one block south of Rt. 136. See information on
Facebook at Kibbe Museum Carthage, or call 217-357-9552 and leave a message.

Carthage Friends of Library Holiday Basket Raffle

Carthage Friends of Library Holiday Basket Raffle

As the holidays approach, the Friends of the Carthage Public Library group is raffling off 15 gift baskets.
Tickets cost $2 each or six for $10 and may be purchased at the library or from Friends members Nov. 14-Dec.
14. Winners will be drawn December 15.
Raffle tickets may be applied to one or more of the following baskets, which are on display at the library:
an artist basket with canvases, paints, and watercolor pencils; a movie basket with a League of Super-Pets DVD
plus candy and snacks donated by County Market; a gift basket from Bold Nutrition; a bundle up basket with a
hat and scarf from Rural Bliss plus a $15 DQ card; a car care package including certificates from Menn’s
Firestone, J&R Tire, and Carson Motors; a Chocolate Lover’s basket; hair care products and a haircut by Maxine
Smart; a doggie bed filled with dog toys and treats plus a $25 gift certificate from Countryside Vet Care and 10
tokens from Kwik Shine Pet Wash; a cozy reading basket with 4 books, slippers, a candle, lotion, chocolate, a
mug & cider mix, plus a $25 cash gift card; a sweet treats basket with 4 jars of cookie mixes, cookie cutters,
frosting, and an oven mitt; a dinner & a show package with a $50 gift certificate from the Wood Inn and a
certificate for 2 tickets to a show of the winner’s choice at the Legacy Theater; a $40 certificate to The Nail Bar
(next door to the Library); a honey-bee basket with pure honey as well as soaps and lotions from Pleasantview
Farms; a basket from Ben Franklin with pot holders, a cookie cutter and spatula plus a $10 gift card from Los
Charros; and an insulated mug with a $30 gift card from Hardees.
You are invited to stop by the library to see the baskets and purchase tickets during the Carthage Open
House from 4-7 pm on Dec. 1, or anytime during regular library hours. Photos and descriptions of the baskets
are posted on the Friends webpage, and
Facebook page. Tickets may also be purchased by mailing a check to the Friends of the Carthage Public Library,
500 Wabash Ave., Carthage, IL 62321. Be sure to include complete contact information (name, address, phone,
& email) as well as clearly indicating which basket drawing(s) you wish to enter. Winners must arrange for the
baskets to be picked up in person at the library.
All funds raised will go to the library’s construction project, as part of the Fill Our Stocking Campaign.
The library hopes to raise $25,000 from Nov. 1 – Jan. 31 to revitalize their Capital Campaign to raise funds to
construct a new library building. Tax deductible donations may be made to the Carthage District Library
Foundation. The Foundation also has a GoFundMe Page, More information is
available on the Foundation’s webpage,, or
contact the Carthage Public Library District by phone, 217-357-3232, or email






Memorial Hospital Foundation will be hosting a “Collective Goods,” formerly known as “Books
are Fun,” book and gift fair on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The
sale will take place in the front lobby and hallways at Memorial Hospital.
Proceeds from the Book and Gift Fair will go towards the Memorial Hospital Foundation “Grow
Our Own” Campaign. Funds raised will go towards scholarships to help Memorial Hospital and
Hancock County Senior & Childcare Services employees continue their education in the
healthcare and childcare fields. In addition, scholarships will serve as a recruitment and retention
tool to maintain healthcare and childcare resources in Hancock County in the future. For more
information, contact Greta Wetzel at or 217-357-8502.

Altrusa Holiday Bazaar Saturday November 12 th from 9am to 3pm at Macomb Jr/Sr High School

Altrusa Holiday Bazaar

Saturday November 12 th from 9am to 3pm at Macomb Jr/Sr High School

Altrusa International of Macomb is pleased to announce that our annual Altrusa Holiday Bazaar is back
at the Macomb Jr/Sr High School. Due to Covid 19, we had to cancel the bazaar in 2020 and last year’s
Bazaar was held outside at Veterans Park, which looked and felt a bit different compared to years past.
There will be a variety of vendors displaying handcrafted items and commercial home business
Key Points for this year’s Bazaar;
? Close to 140 vendors
? One confirmed Food Truck (Bold Brew House) with the possibility of more
? Altrusa Gift Basket Raffle and 50/50 tickets for sale
? No full kitchen, but baked goods and water for sale by Altrusa members
Altrusa Holiday Bazaar is the largest fundraiser for Altrusa International of Macomb. The proceeds of the
bazaar fund Altrusa’s service agenda that includes;
? Spoon River College Nursing Scholarships
? McDonough County Sophomore College Scholarship
? Alta Sargent Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Literacy and Community Projects
? Literacy Projects
? Lincoln School Adopt A Classroom
? Boots for Kids
? Make A Difference Day

Altrusa of Macomb would like to thank our community for the continued support of our annual Altrusa
Holiday Bazaar. Specific ones to thank;
? Donated Baskets – No Place Like Home, Nostalgia and Craft Coop
? Donated Gift Cards – Walmart and HyVee
? Macomb High School for allowing us to have our event back at the high school



Macomb-based nonprofits Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) and
Good Food Collaborative (GFC) are excited to announce they are now partnering in the fight against hunger in
McDonough County, Illinois. The two organizations will open a choice-based food pantry at the WIRC office in
Macomb to empower people in need to choose healthy options to feed their family.
Since they formed in 2021, GFC has seen increasing demand for their mobile food pantry program that delivers
food directly to the homes of people in need. Recently, GFC has been exploring collaborations with other
nonprofits to help coordinate their food outreach programs with other providers.
WIRC’s mission is to partner with people and communities to improve lives and neighborhoods, and has operated
their own food pantry for many years. Roger Pavey, Executive Director of WIRC, saw the opportunity for the two
organizations to offer a food pantry that is welcoming, supportive, and offers a variety of healthy, delicious food
“The Good Food Collaborative’s customer-informed approach to hunger meets the needs of our community.
Working together, we will create an inclusive choice-based food pantry option unlike anything previously offered in
Macomb,” said Roger Pavey, WIRC Executive Director.
In late-December 2022, GFC will start moving into the former clothing center area of the WIRC office located at 133
West Jackson Street in Macomb. The public space will be remodeled to look and operate like a grocery store, with
office space for GFC personnel being added in adjoining rooms. All of the food items in the pantry will be free to
people in need. Good Food Collaborative will continue to provide home-delivered food pantry services to
households that cannot come to the new food pantry store because of transportation or health barriers.

Besides providing space, WIRC will also collaborate with GFC to find grant funding opportunities, assist with
marketing the program, and provide other resources as-needed to make their shared vision a reality. WIRC and
GFC will both maintain their status as separate organizations. After the transition, the WIRC clothing center will
remain closed and the new food pantry is expected to open in that space sometime in early 2023.
Both nonprofits are excited for what the future will bring with their collaboration, and look forward to seeing the
positive changes in McDonough County that come from offering a choice-based food pantry.
“We are currently serving over 500 hundred people a week with our mobile food pantry, and now our storefront
food pantry will allow users to pick the food they want to feed their families, just like we all do when we go to the
grocery store. We are very excited about the collaboration with WIRC and thank all the members of the community
that support us in our efforts,” says Richard Chamberlain, Board President GFC.
Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) helps people and communities. The agency offers a wide range of social
service programs and community development grant programs to improve the quality of life in the western Illinois
counties the agency serves. To learn more, call WIRC at 309-837-2997, find them on social media, or visit
Good Food Collaborative (GFC) brings good food and people together. Their food-based programs include Kids
Cook and Food U—which teach children and adults how to cook healthy meals, and a mobile food pantry. To learn
more, call 309-326-3049, find them on social media, or visit
WIRC and GFC are equal opportunity employers and providers.




Hy-Vee Dietitians to Provide 1,500 FREE A1C Screenings in November

Hy-Vee Dietitians to Provide 1,500 FREE A1C Screenings in November

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 31, 2022) — In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Hy-Vee’s team of
registered dietitians will host events in November focused on helping individuals manage their blood sugar
levels and helping create a balanced lifestyle. Events will include virtual cooking classes, store tours and free A1C
screenings throughout the month.
A1C Screenings
Hy-Vee dietitians will offer 1,500 free A1C screenings at more than 60 Hy-Vee locations throughout the
company’s eight-state region, available while supplies last. Results will be provided during the appointment.
Individuals can register online for their free A1C screening.
Healthy Habits Meal Plan (Gluten-free or dairy-free menus also available)
Hy-Vee dietitians will offer a four-week menu program for individuals seeking a meal plan to support a balanced
lifestyle with one-on-one support. The plan includes simple dietitian-inspired recipes, convenient grocery lists,
balanced meals and snacks, and weekly one-on-one visits with a Hy-Vee dietitian to track progress, ask
questions and stay motivated.
Free Wellness Wednesdays with Hy-Vee Dietitians (Virtual)
Complimentary Wellness Wednesday classes will be offered virtually each week in November from noon to
12:30 p.m. Topics will include: Gluten-Free Holiday Baking, Holiday Charcuterie Board, Holiday Travel Treats,
Cereal Bars, and Carb Conscious Holidays. Each class will also include a simple and delicious recipe
demonstration. Registration is required.
Freezer Meal Workshops (Virtual)
Hy-Vee dietitians will host two kinds of virtual Freezer Meal Workshops designed to help families save time and
money by preparing nutritious meals ahead of time. Participants can register and receive a step-by-step guide,
recipes and a Hy-Vee Aisles Online shoppable link with all of the ingredients already added for easy shopping.
Cost is $10.
• Gluten Free and Dairy Free
Hy-Vee dietitians make it easy for individuals to manage their dietary restrictions related to allergies and
food sensitivities. In this freezer meal workshop individuals will prepare five flavorful, budget-friendly
meals. Registration is available online.
• Traditional
In this freezer meal workshop, individuals will learn how to prep meals ahead of time while saving both
time and money. Individuals will receive a step-by-step guide, recipes, a shopping list and a Hy-Vee
Aisles Online shoppable link to help individuals and families reach their health goals. Registration is
available online.

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