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Shane Kazubowski, Superintendent of Wethersfield Schools was our guest on People to People on Thursday on WKEI. Superintendent Kazubowski first talked about a major change to school registration as plans for online registration plans fell through due to issues with the contractor that the district hired to implement the online registration. Registration will now take place in person only at Wethersfield High School on July 31st. Shane also brought along and introduced the new Head Coach of A & W Titans Football Logan Willits. Stream or download today's People to People program below...

 


Kewanee Park District Family Day This Saturday

Despite the heat, family day with the Kewanee Park District will happen this Saturday at Northeast Park. That word coming from Kewanee Parks Director Brian Johnson who called in to the WKEI Open Line Program on Thursday... 

We will have more on Family Day at Northeast Park this Saturday and the continuing celebration of 100 Years of the Kewanee Park District on Friday's edition of Tuned In at 8:45 on WKEI. 


Due to the remarkable heat, with feels like temperatures in the range of 105 degrees on Thursday and Friday across our listening area, the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce has made the move to take Thursday's concert in the park featuring the band Prebyl, Palmer and Dove, indoors. However, due to the cleaning schedule at Central School, the usual location has been changed from the gymnasium to the Henry County Senior Center across from the Wal Mart parking lot. Mark Mikenas called in to WKEI on Thursday during the Open Line with a reminder for those wishing to attend... 

Doors open at 5 and dessert will be served. 


Subscribers to Direct TV Lose Access to Some Local Stations

Fans of WHBF Channel 4 are up in arms after Direct TV cut ties with the local network and parent company Nexstar over contract dispute. Callers to WKEI's Open Line on Thursday passed along numbers for Direct TV customer service that they want people to call in order to demand the restoration of WHBC and the Quad Cities CW Network to Direct TV Service...

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has weighed in on the controversy. Congresswoman Bustos has called on Direct TV and Nexstar to return to negotiations, something NexStar says they have been trying to do with little to no response from Direct TV. You can see Congresswoman Cheri Bustos' letter to both parties linked here


Tuned In Rita Haddad The Station Restaurant

Rita Haddad from The Station in Kewanee dropped by Tuned In on WKEI on Thursday morning. Rita is taking part in an open house event at the all new Boss Community Center tonight starting at 5 Pm. Anthony Witt and Dustin Landwehr have partnered to re-open the Boss Community Center as an event location and anyone with event plans, wedding plans or party plans are invited to come out tonight between 5 Pm and 7:30 Pm and see the changes and the improvements at the Boss Community Center. Rita Haddad was our guest on Tuned In... 

 


Kelly Shiraki trained for her current position as the Director of Memory Care Services at Betty's Garden and Petersen Health Care in Kewanee under the guidance of renowned Memory Care expert, Teepa Snow. From Ms Snow, Kelly learned innovative and unique ways of helping dementia patients while also helping the families of dementia patients. We were lucky to introduce Kelly Shiraki to the community on Wednesday's edition of People to People on WKEI... 

You can hear more from Kelly along with Betty's Garden Memory Care Coordinator, Charli Vela and Petersen Health Care Director of Regional Marketing, Maisey Postin in our People to People Podcast here. 


The Henry and Stark County Health Department have announced Walk-In Wednesdays now available at the Kewanee and Colona Health Department offices. No appointments are necessary for Wednesdays for the rest of July and into August for kids returning to school and in need of a school physical or sports physical. Sports Physical Exam Clinics at the Kewanee and Colona offices of the Henry and Stark County Heath Department will be offered July 24 & 31; and on August 7, 14, 21 from 8am-4:30pm.The clinic will offer area Junior High and Senior High School Athletes, Freshmen, Sixth Graders, Kindergartners, and Preschoolers school or sports physicals on a “Walk-In,” “First Come, First Served” basis. For more information you can contract the Henry and Stark County Health Department at 309-852-5272.