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Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 07-30-2021

ewanee Blotter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: 2021-07-29 4:00 To: 2021-07-30 4:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time: 07/29 - 05:37 Dept: KPD Location: 1600 BLK OF N MAIN ST - 6SW, KEWANEE 911-MISDIAL Disposition Response: RESOLVEDStatus: CLS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time: 07/29 - 06:18 Dept: KPD ...

Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 07-29-2021

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Henry County Sheriff Arrest and Citation Report 07-28-2021

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Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 07-28-2021

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Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 07-27-2021

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Upcoming Events

The Kewanee Police Department Local 233 Golf Outing has been announced for Saturday, August 21st, at Kewanee Dunes. Shotgun Start at 11 Am
Stark County Education Foundation Golf Outing Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021 Shotgun Start at 9:00 a.m. Location: Lake Calhoun Country Club
As part of Bishop Hill’s 175th Anniversary celebration, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association is pleased to announce that an ABBA tribute band will be performing at 2 p.m. in the village park at Bishop Hill on Saturday August 7, 2021. DANCING QUEEN: An ABBA Salute is the ultimate tribute to the music of ABBA – sure to capture the hearts of fans and audiences of all ages!

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Wake Up TriCounties RaeAnn Tucker Delta Variant And Rising Cases

Jul 29, 2021
The Henry and Stark County Health Department are once again fighting against rising cases of COVID-19. RaeAnn Tucker from the Henry and Stark County Health Department joined Wake Up Tri-Counties on Thursday to talk about the release of the latest Recovery Rate Data and the rising cases of COVID-19 mostly among those who are not vaccinated. Vaccination remains the best way to battle COVID-19 and keep hospitalizations from the virus from going up. Get vaccinated at the Health Department today or at any pharmacy.

Wake Up TriCounties Karissa Nash Courtyard Communities

Jul 29, 2021
Something is always happening at the Courtyard Communities. Today, residents of Courtyard Estates in Kewanee will be enjoying the Concert in Veteran's Park this evening while members of the staff hand out treats. Recently, residents and visitors enjoyed wine and cheese night which has become one of the most popular nights of the month each month at Courtyard in Kewanee. First Friday's of any month you can find the folks from Courtyard at The Station Restaurant buying everyone's coffee from 7 Am to 9 Am. And, Courtyard's next big event is coming in August, August 27th, Courtyard will host a huge Community Blood Drive as Karissa Nash with Courtyard Communities was happy to tell us all about on Wake Up Tri-Counties.

Wake Up TriCounties Humane Society Fundraiser

Jul 28, 2021
The Henry County Humane Society of Kewanee will host a fundraiser on Saturday, July 31st, at the Flemish American Club. $10 dollars buys a bag of tokens to be used as you play Rock N Roll Bingo for prizes donated by local businesses. Rock N Roll Bingo has you listening for songs and looking for those songs on your Bingo card. Sue Sagmoen and Louise Harrison from the Humane Society joined Wake Up Tri Counties to promote the fundraiser and respond to questions regarding the Kewanee Animal Control Pound. At Monday evening's Kewanee City Council Meeting, Councilman Steve Faber asked Kewanee Police Chief Nick Welgat if he was aware of any staffing shortages at the Pound. We asked Louise Harrison about staffing shortages and she stated that there has not been a staffing shortage thus far.

Wake Up TriCounties Galva Mayor Rich Volkert 07282021

Jul 28, 2021
Mayor Rich Volkert of Galva was our guest on Wednesday's Wake Up Tri-Counties on WKEI. Mayor Volkert joined the show to talk about closing a railroad crossing in Galva. The City of Galva has a railroad crossing that is very rarely used and turning it over to the railroad company is a financial benefit to the City. Mayor Volkert also discussed upcoming events in Galva including the final two weekends of the Levitt Amp Galva Music Series, a huge success, the upcoming Back Road Music Festival in Galva on August 14th and a primer on Galva Day for those who aren't aware of what Galva Day is. Plus, the Mayor thanked Gary and Shearon Armel for their contributions to the City of Galva. The couple are set to receive the Key to the City of Galva at a future Galva City Council Meeting.

Wake Up Sauk Valley with Rock Falls Tourism

Jul 28, 2021
Wake Up Sauk Valley with Rock Falls Tourism by Regional Media

Tyler Hall Respiratory Therapist Memorial Hospital

Jul 27, 2021
Tyler Hall is a Respiratory Therapist at Memorial Hospital in Carthage and he joined MacombNewsNow today to talk about Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Memorial Hospital. Pulmonary is of or related to the lungs and breathing and helping patients breath better. Cardiac Rehabilitation meanwhile, is about heart help and getting heart patients back to proper heart health. Memorial Hospital in Carthage has rehab services for both Pulmonary and Cardiac patients and you can get help via referral from your General Practitioner.

Wake Up Tri - Counties Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore 07272021

Jul 27, 2021
Monday's Kewanee City Council Meeting was a relatively short meeting but there were still plenty of items to discuss with Mayor Gary Moore on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Tuesday. Mayor Moore joined WKEI to talk about finalizing an agreement with Wethersfield and Kewanee School District related to the latest TIF District information, the purchase of a new Police Interceptor Vehicle, and the latest on getting sidewalks in Kewanee repaired. We also discussed bringing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Kewanee and planned clean up work at the former Kewanee Boiler site.

Cornerstone Credit Union Rock Solid Advice-July 2021

Jul 27, 2021
Cornerstone Credit Union Rock Solid Advice-July 2021 by Regional Media

Wake Up TriCounties Rachel Gustafson OSF Sheffield Clinic

Jul 26, 2021
The OSF Healthcare clinic in Sheffield has moved to a new location at 240 North Mason Street in Sheffield. The new location offers more space and more convenience for patients. Rachel Gustafson from the OSF Healthcare Clinic in Sheffield joined WKEI on Wake Up Tri-Counties Monday morning to talk about what is changing at the clinic and how the new Sheffield Clinic will benefit patients. As Rachel tells us, OSF Healthcare Clinic in Sheffield Mission Partners were given a significant voice in bringing the new location to life and that meant a lot to the Mission Partners to be part of the process of creating this new location.

Wake Up TriCounties Nichelle Morey Relay For Life

Jul 26, 2021
If you haven't heard, Relay for Life is now taking place t Northeast Park and will be a drive through event this year. This is due to COVID-19 guidelines from the American Cancer Society. That said, the drive thru Relay for Life will be just as moving and exciting as every other Relay for Life as those who drive through Northeast Park on Saturday, August 21st starting at 2 Pm will have the chance to bid on silent auction items and pay tribute cancer survivors who will be at the event. The best way to support Relay for Life is to purchase a Luminary. There are numerous local businesses that are selling luminaries this year including all locations of the State Bank of Toulon and Regional Media. Stop by the radio station between 9 Am and 3 Pm daily to pick up your Luminary order form. Luminaria cost $10.00 each or you can purchase a purple torch for $50.00. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and non-profits that support cancer care.

Wake Up Sauk Valley with Representative Tony McCombie

Jul 26, 2021
Wake Up Sauk Valley with Representative Tony McCombie by Regional Media

YWCA of The Sauk Valley

Jul 23, 2021
YWCA of The Sauk Valley by Regional Media

Wake Up TriCounties Kewanee Public Library New Databases

Jul 22, 2021
Sara Billiet from the Kewanee Public Library tells RegionalDailyNews.com that the library has added several new informational databases to their Kewanee Public Library website. Those with library cards can go to the Kewanee Public Library website, KewaneeLibrary.org and access new databases for food, maps, world culture and language. Sara also took time in our conversation to remind everyone about the online adult book club hosted by the Kewanee Public Library at Goodreads.com. This month's book is Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox, and you can get a copy by stopping by the library and then talk about the book on Goodreads by searching Kewanee Public Library at Goodreads.com.

Wake Up TriCounties RaeAnn Tucker New Cases Of COVID19

Jul 22, 2021
The Henry and Stark County Health Department is reporting a number of new positive tests for COVID-19. According to the Health Department on Thursday, Henry County added 16 new confirmed positive or probable cases since Recovery Rate Data was released just yesterday. We spoke with RaeAnn Tucker from the Henry and Stark County Health Department prior to the release of these new COVID-19 cases and she reminded everyone that COVID-19 is not gone, the pandemic isn't over, and the only way to protect yourself from the worst of the COVID-19 infection is to get vaccinated. Vaccination slows the spread of the virus and vaccinated people are less likely to hospitalized or die from COVID-19 if they do become infected.

CGH About Your Health on WSDR

Jul 22, 2021
CGH About Your Health on WSDR by Regional Media

Melissa Ryan-Rock River Hospice and Home

Jul 22, 2021
Melissa Ryan-Rock River Hospice and Home by Regional Media

Sterling Mayor Lee, City Manager Schumard

Jul 21, 2021
Sterling Mayor Lee, City Manager Schumard by Regional Media

Wake Up TriCounties Kewanee Back When Kewanee Olympic Connection

Jul 21, 2021
In searching for a new topic for Kewanee Back When for the month of July, I asked my friend Dave Clark if Kewanee had any known connections to the Olympics. The Tokyo summer Olympics get underway this week and thus the question is timely, what, if any, connection does Kewanee have with the Olympics? The answer to that question is Rudolph Scholz. Rudolph Scholz was born in Kewanee in 1896 and while his family moved to Oregon when he was a teenager, he nevertheless holds Kewanee ties. Scholz goes on to play Rugby while living in and attending school in California. His love of the sport and Rugby's massive popularity in California in the early 1900's drives Rudolph Scholz to become a founding member of the United States Rugby team at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Olympics. And Dave Clark and I tell the story of Scholz, Rugby and the Olympics on this edition of Kewanee Back When.

Memorial Hospital Raigan Brown COVID19 Restrictions

Jul 20, 2021
Hancock County continues to trail most of the rest of the state of Illinois in terms of the number of residents vaccinated. Raigan Brown, Chief Nursing Officer at Memorial Hospital, tells MacombNewsNow.com that with rising COVID-19 infections despite the availability of vaccine, that Memorial Hospital has once again been forced to put visitor restrictions in place and mandate that masks be worn if you go to the hospital. We talked to Raigan Brown about the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the area and how anyone can get vaccinated at Memorial Hospital.

Wake Up TriCounties Kewanee Friends Of The Animals

Jul 20, 2021
It's been a tough month or so for the Kewanee Friends of the Animals. Recently, the Friends of the Animals lost their bid to continue operating the Kewanee Animal Control Pound. That said, the Kewanee Friends of the Animals are still around and still moving forward. Kathy Werderman is one of the leaders of Friends of the Animals and she joined Wake Up Tri-Counties to remind people that if they are in need of financial help to get needed care for their pet, you can find applications for financial aid from the Kewanee Friends of the Animals at your local veterinarians in our area. Kathy also put out the word that the Friends of the Animals fundraisers will be resuming early next year.