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Dogs Found in Trash Can on Mill Street in Kewanee Now at Kewanee Pound

A pair of dogs that were found in a trash can on Mill Street in Kewanee on Tuesday are now being cared for at the Kewanee Pound. Kewanee for the Animals first published this photo of the dogs, a mother and son, earlier this week when the dogs were discovered.

The dogs were immediately taken to the Kewanee Vet Clinic on Townsedge Road where they were treated for malnourishment and given flea treatments. The mother dog, a Poodle was given anti-biotics and there remains a $300.00 veterinary care bill to be paid. The younger dog is a Poodle/Maltese Mix. 

Both dogs are now being cared for at the Kewanee Pound where they will remain until they are healthier. Meanwhile, if you know the owner of these dogs you are asked to contact the Kewanee Police Department at 309-853-1911. 

Rauner Fires At McCann at Debate

Governor Bruce Rauner came out firing at candidates at last night’s gubernatorial debate in Chicago. Rauner took exception to Conservative candidate Sam McCann being on stage.

The debate was the first of three that Rauner and Democrat JB Pritzker have agreed to.

One Person Injured in Saturday Accident in Kewanee

One person was injured in a car accident on Saturday in Kewanee. According to the Kewanee Police blotter, a vehicle driven by a 16 year old female from Kewanee struck a vehicle driven by Jackie Carroll of Kewanee in the area of Main and Oak Street, at approximately 12:19 Pm. Carroll was taken from the scene by ambulance with unspecfied injuries. The teenage driver was cited at the scene for failing to yield. 

Walldogs Hard at Work Commemorating The Most Amazing Harvest in Galva

The Most Amazing Harvest was just three years ago in Galva and it's still something that no who witnessed it will ever forget. Now, it will especially never be forgotten thanks to the remarkable work of  The Walldogs who, this weekend, are putting the final touches on a mural commemorating The Most Amazing Harvest. We spoke with Michael Clark, the lead artist on this project who said that the whole thing came together very quickly as he was helping out on the Walter T. Bailey mural in Kewanee. 

Joy Hernandez, the irrepressible spirit and spearhead of the Kewanee Mural projects, is helping Michael along with fellow Walldog Cornbread Lindley, remembers that remarkable day in 2015 when a community of farmers rallied together for the Bates family. 

You can see the mural on the side of the Stark County Ambulance building across from Subway in Galva. 


Kewanee City Council Agenda for Monday September 24th

City Council Agenda for Monday, September 24th 2018. 

Posted by 5:00 p.m., September 19, 2018
1. Call to Order
2. Closed meeting pursuant to Section 2 (c) (1) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss personnel and Section 2(c)(2)
to discuss collective bargaining.
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Minutes
b. Payroll
c. Staff Reports
5. Presentation of Bills and Claims
6. Citizen Participation
7. Business:
a. Discussion of a proposed ordinance authorizing a cable television franchise agreement by and between
the City of Kewanee and Comcast of Illinois/Indiana/Ohio LLC
b. Discussion of a proposed Intergovernmental Agreement with Kewanee Community Unit School District
229 for waiver of sewer charges for water used solely for the irrigation of an athletic field.
8. Council Communications:
9. Announcements:
10. Adjournment


National farm leader: "we can't be patriots if we're going broke"

The president of the nation's largest farm organization says the group has urged the Trump administration to go on the offensive and negotiate successful trade deals to help bolster the farm economy. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall told Illinois and other states Farm Bureaus Thursday that deals like a new North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, and bilateral ones with Japan and countries that make up the European Union are needed to move mounting stocks of commodities such as soybeans and corn;

The A-F-B-F leader says the group continues to urge Congress to pass a new federal farm bill before the current one expires at the end of the month;

Duvall says the farm economy was reeling even before the current trade war. He says he hasn't seen the state of agriculture like it is now since the mid-1980s when several farmers exited the business.

Matt Esser Named Abilities Plus Achiever of the Month for August

Congratulations to Matt Esser for being named the Abilities Plus Achiever of the Month for the month of August. Matt was chosen in a vote of his peers as this months honoree at Abilities Plus. Friends say that Matt was chosen for his positive attitude and the way he offers encouragement to others. He also does a great job stocking the canteen at Abilities Plus. In his spare time, Matt loves watching Nascar. A big congratulations once again to Matt Esser on being named Abilities Plus Achiever of the month. 

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