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Chris Colomer--Kewanee City Council election 2019 - News  Kewanee Star Courier

Chris Colomer's life motto is “Do well by doing good.”And that's the approach the Kewanee High School graduate has taken in his community through several ...



Jerry D. Stabler - News  Kewanee Star Courier

NEPONSET – Jerry D. Stabler, 67, of Neponset, died at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2019 at his home. Cremation will be accorded and a memorial visitation ...



Joyce E. Long  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE- Joyce E. Long, 87, of Kewanee, died at 12:45 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.Funeral services will ...



Ronald A. VanDenBerghe  SaukValley.com

STERLING – Ronald A. VanDenBerghe, 76, of Sterling died Thursday, April 18, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 13, 1942 ...



Obituary: Sara Sierens  Kewanee Star Courier

Sara Jane Sierens, 78, of Annawan, died Friday, April 5, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital, in Davenport, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral ...



Andy Koehler--Kewanee City Council election 2019 - News  Kewanee Star Courier

If you don't know Andy Koehler, you might just not be from Kewanee.Seeking a fourth term, he been a fixture at city hall for years, either as a councilman or as a ...



The 2018 Kewanee High School Homecoming Court  Kewanee Star Courier

The 2018 Kewanee High School Homecoming Court (top) is:Front row, from left: Maya Davis (freshman), Chloe Gruszeczka (sophomore), Riley Hansen (junior) ...



New KHS NHS inductees  Aledo Times Record

Kewanee High School inducted 23 students into the National Honor Society April 3 in Good's Gymnasium, with a dinner held in their honor from PL Damron's ...



‘The Brick’--‘Black’ establishment revelled in ‘wide open’ era of Kewanee history  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE — "The Brick" was a place most Kewaneeans had only heard of in the 40s, 50s, and 60s and, unless they were black, few had ever been there.



Indoor track season underway, big spring slate scheduled  Kewanee Star Courier

The high school indoor track and field season is ongoing. Both the Kewanee and Annawan-Wethersfield programs have an eye toward having individuals ...



KHS starts search for new football coach - News  Kewanee Star Courier

The Kewanee High School football team is searching for a new head coach following Monday's resignation of Tyler Nichols, who has led the Boilermakers since ...



Kewanee basketball program healthy as practices begin  Kewanee Star Courier

The Kewanee basketball program has big numbers, not only at the high school level, but down to the junior high and elementary levels as well. Before the start ...



Mom says son struck by teacher, police investigating  Kewanee Star Courier

A Kewanee woman claims her fifth-grade child was struck by a teacher in class Monday at Central School.Kewanee School officials say they have investigated ...



Dwight E. “Pete” Reiff  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE – Dwight E. “Pete” Reiff, 82, of Kewanee, died at 8:28 a.m., Sunday, December 30, 2018 at his home.Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., ...



‘Two Rooms’--Students ‘dig deep’ for this year’s contest play  Kewanee Star Courier

March has many meanings, from springtime to basketball madness. In the world of high school theater, however, March signals contest season.At Kewanee ...



‘Take a chance on me’-- KHS takes on ‘Mamma Mia’ musical  Kewanee Star Courier

This weekend, Kewanee residents will be having the time of their life as Kewanee High School students present their winter musical, Mamma Mia!, directed by ...



Can't make Kewanee Dist. 229 graduation? Watch it from home  Kewanee Star Courier

Kewanee School Dist. 229 will using its new Pixellot camera system to live web stream this year's graduation events. The broadcasts will be offered free to the ...



Not playing around, Kewanee Arts Council bringing dinner theater to South St. Center  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE — A theater program that hadn't performed in Kewanee for nearly nine years will be revived later this month, as the Kewanee Arts Council presents ...



Councilman Faber to run for Kewanee mayor - News  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE — Steve Faber sees good things on the horizon for Kewanee, and wants to be a part of making them happen.Faber, a city councilman, has ...



Solar developer leases Lininger  Kewanee Star Courier

California-based Sunpin Solar Development, LLC, has signed an option and lease agreement that opens the door for the company to construct a solar farm on ...



KHS Class of 2018 - News  Kewanee Star Courier

The 140 seniors in the Kewanee High School Class of 2018 will make it official at 1 p.m. Sunday as they participate in graduation ceremonies at the high ...



Kewanee jumps up to 3A for boys, girls basketball  Kewanee Star Courier

For the first time since the IHSA adopted a four class system in 2007-2008, the Kewanee High School boys and girls basketball teams will be in 3A for ...



Year three of KHS soccer program brings new coach, younger team  Kewanee Star Courier

The Kewanee High School soccer program is set to begin its third season next week and will be led by first-year head coach Franky Grajeda. Grajeda was hired ...



City rejects Station TIF request - News  Kewanee Star Courier

The city council approved one TIF-fund application and turned down another at Tuesday's regular meeting.Approved was an application to the developers of a ...



Ricky J. Zapisek  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE — Ricky J. Zapisek, 60, of Kewanee, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his home, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Ricky was born September ...



Yaklich: ‘We need to do it right’  Kewanee Star Courier

Councilman Mike Yaklich knows what it's like to experience public backlash from an unpopular decision he has made, but he says it's never made him ...



First in class--GI, Contest Play teams earn firsts at sectionals  Kewanee Star Courier

Kewanee High School theater students are on top of the world after a stunning performance at Sectionals this past weekend. Two KHS ensembles--Group ...



Kewanee, Wethersfield hoops rivalry: What it was and what it could be  Kewanee Star Courier

Red Sox and Yankees. Bears and Packers. Duke and North Carolina. Wethersfield and Kewanee. Rivalries are great for sports. Okay, yes, Kewanee vs ...



Kewanee police link arson, burglaries - News  Kewanee Star Courier

The Kewanee Police Department made three felony arrests in connection to arson and a rash of recent burglaries to local businesses. In the early morning hours ...



5th mayor, council seat candidates step forward - News  Kewanee Star Courier

A fifth Kewanee mayoral candidate filed before the deadline Monday, likely triggering a runoff in April.Kewanee resident Brad Ahrens is the fifth candidate, ...



A new chapter  Kewanee Star Courier

After spending two years coaching the Kewanee freshmen and two more coaching the Boiler Girls' sophomore squad, Claire Hermie will take the reigns at the ...



Bootlegger, barn builder, Kewanee’s Grover Zang was always one step ahead of the law  Kewanee Star Courier

Part one of a three-part series: One step ahead of the law KEWANEE — Grover Zang's first brush with the law took place in 1906 when he was 18 and charged ...



KPD seizes 4 pounds of pot in traffic stop  Kewanee Star Courier

The Kewanee Police Department seized more than 4 pounds of cannabis during a traffic stop on March 7. Madeline Walker, 26, of Peoria, was stopped for ...



Kewanee honors Class of 2018  Quad-Cities Online

KEWANEE — The Class of 2018 graduated from Kewanee High School in a ceremony that took place Sunday, May 13, at the school.



Gary Moore, former Kewanee cop, to run for mayor  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE — Gary Moore feels Kewanee and the communities in the surrounding area could benefit from working together.Moore, a retired Kewanee police ...



2018 Hog Days banners unveiled  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE - Members of the Kewanee Care Auxiliary officially unveiled the new 2018 silkscreen Hog Day banners on Thursday. Keeping with tradition, this ...



2 arrested for burglary string  Kewanee Star Courier

Kewanee Police officers stopped two burglary suspects around 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, resulting in a foot chase and multiple felony arrests. The Kewanee ...



Kewanee man charged with felony home invasion  Kewanee Star Courier

A Kewanee man has been charged with Class X felony counts of home invasion, with use of a dangerous weapon and home invasion, causing injury. Class 4 ...



Grajeda tabbed as next KHS soccer coach  Kewanee Star Courier

As a student at Kewanee High School, Francisco (Franky) Grajeda never imagined the school would ever get a soccer team. Now as the KHS soccer program ...



County sales tax to take effect on Jan. 1  Kewanee Star Courier

The sales tax rate in Henry County will increase Jan. 1.The increase reflects a voter-approved public safety sales tax.On March 20, voters in Henry County said ...



Fluttering fascination--Monarchs make home in Kewanee classroom  Kewanee Star Courier

For many people, nothing says “late summer” like the vivid orange wings of a passing monarch butterfly. Monarchs are so beloved that seven states, including ...



Life Skills expansion takes next step  Kewanee Star Courier

The proposed expansion of Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center is not dead.The Illinois Department of Corrections confirmed with the Star Courier Thursday ...



Break-in discovered at Kewanee's Station House restaurant  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE – The Kewanee Police Department is investigating the second break-in this month to the Station House Restaurant, 300 West Third St.Kewanee ...



Continuance given again in sex abuse case - News  Kewanee Star Courier

After more than a year and more than half a dozen continuances, a Kewanee man's aggravated criminal sexual abuse and child pornography case Tuesday was ...



Mayor candidate's petition challenged - News  Kewanee Star Courier

The city's Electoral Board will meet this Friday to determine whether the candidate submission of Brad Ahrens, who announced a run for mayor last week, will be ...



IHSA releases 2018 HS football schedules  Kewanee Star Courier

The first week of the high school football season is exactly nine weeks away and earlier this week, the Illinois High School Association released the schedules ...



Taking the ‘leap’--KHS Group Interpretation stages Netflix show for upcoming contest  Kewanee Star Courier

This March, Kewanee High School theater students are springing forward into the excitement, challenge and exhilaration of IHSA contest season.Thirteen ...



Central 4th grade postulates giving  Kewanee Star Courier

This winter, Kewanee students put a real-life equation to the test: hard work + compassion = a unique way to make a difference in the world. Fourth graders at ...



Titans come up just short in playoff opener  Kewanee Star Courier

Aurora Christian scored a pair of touchdowns over the final four minutes of the second quarter that proved to be the difference as the Eagles bounced ...



Talent by KHS  Kewanee Star Courier

Kewanee High School will be showcasing its magical, musical, and all-around remarkable students at the annual KHS Has Talent show this weekend. The event ...



IDOC head reaffirms Kewanee commitment - News  Kewanee Star Courier

Illinois Department of Corrections Director John Baldwin said Tuesday there be more welding programs offered to the offenders at the Kewanee Life Skills ...



Dave Ramsey: Time to fix the real problem  Kewanee Star Courier

Dear Dave,I've heard you tell people to avoid debt consolidation companies. Why do you think debt consolidation is such a bad thing?- TomDear Tom,The main ...



Belle School addition gets bonding OK - News  Kewanee Star Courier

A $1.2 million addition to Belle school will go forward this summer after the Kewanee Dist. 229 School Board officially approved issuing $2.7 million in bonds at a ...



Ameren offers info on growing solar demand - News  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE — The Star Courier asked the people at Ameren Illinois for answers to some of the questions people might have about installing solar power systems ...



Boilermakers young but experienced  Kewanee Star Courier

If you take a peek at the roster for the 2018-19 Kewanee Boilermakers, you will notice only one senior listed. But don't let that fool you, these Boilers are no ...



Hog Days carnival tickets on sale - News  Kewanee Star Courier

Pre-sale carnival tickets are now available at several locations in Kewanee for the 65th annual Hog Days celebration over Labor Day weekend August 31st thru ...



Russell’s last second three gives Boilers first win  Kewanee Star Courier

GENESEO –– Kewanee has played two games this season and both have come down to the wire. After a narrow loss to Rockridge Tuesday, the Boilers were ...



Pool demo, protest tops 2018 stories  Kewanee Star Courier

By The Daily Leader StaffA new year will begin after this weekend, when “Auld Lang Syne” will be sung around the world Monday night and on into New Year's ...



BHE’s focus on Ag sprouted up organically  Kewanee Star Courier

Editor's note: This is a story by retired Star Courier reporter Dave Clarke about the origin of the agriculture program at Black Hawk College East Campus written ...



KHS grads earn awards, scholarships  Kewanee Star Courier

Zachary Shadden, The Frank and Fannie Lay Kewanee High School AwardKatie Vickrey,The Frank And Fannie Lay Kewanee High School Award, National ...



Hog hype  Kewanee Star Courier

Hog Days came early, this year—at least for some Kewanee High School students. The juniors and seniors in Casie Douglas's marketing class recently ...



Kewanee grad Donovan Oliver turns it around at Lewis University  Quad-Cities Online

Donovan Oliver scored more than 2000 points and was the all-time leading rebounder at Kewanee High School. He expected that his move into college ...



First class  Kewanee Star Courier

It was more than just a graduation ceremony for the eight offenders who recently completed the first-ever welding program through the Black Hawk East College ...



Two Vehicle accident on IL 130 results in heavy damage  Kewanee Star Courier

Hide caption. A two vehicle accident occurred Monday afternoon at approximately 12:17 p.m. near the entrance of Consolidated Grain and Barge on IL Rte. 130.



Nimrick, Hawkins take helm at CSB - News  Kewanee Star Courier

Kevin Yepsen, President and Chairman of the Board of Galva Investment, Inc., the holding company for Community State Bank, has announced leadership ...



KPD make arrests, seize 2 pounds of meth, other drugs  Kewanee Star Courier

The Kewanee Street Crimes Unit wrapped up a drug investigation in Kewanee Sunday, Sept. 23, which culminated with a search warrant that netted two arrests.



Life Skills holds 2nd ‘Day With Dad’  Kewanee Star Courier

One of the novel programs begun last year at the Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center was the "Day With Dad" event.Taking several months of planning and ...



Hog Days 2018 bigger, hog-ier - News  Kewanee Star Courier

Bigger and better” sounds like something that might be shouted by a carnival barker, but in the case of Kewanee's 2018 Hog Days Festival, it happens to be true.



Class of 2016 bids farewell to Kewanee High School  Quad-Cities Online

KEWANEE -- The Kewanee High School Class of 2016 graduated in a ceremony that took place Sunday, May 15, at the school.



Two sought after high-speed chase  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE – Authorities are seeking the whereabouts of two wanted local fugitives identified as Chelsie Shaw, 23, of Bradford, and Luke Washburn, 19, ...



Area farmers help River Bend Foodbank  Kewanee Star Courier

Quad City Illinois farmers are helping local families with a donation to the River Bend Foodbank through the Bushels for Hunger program for the ninth straight ...



Humane Society picks new board  Kewanee Star Courier

KEWANEE – The newly formed administration of the Henry County Humane Society says the organization is moving toward a brighter future that will focus on a ...



Commentary: Four-class festival weekends would refocus state final basketball  Kewanee Star Courier

Imagine the Illinois High School Association sponsoring a championship basketball festival at four locations in the third weekend of March. Each facility would be ...



2018 Hog Day Stampede  Kewanee Star Courier

With thunder booming and rain falling, the 42nd running of the annual Hog Day Stampede took place Saturday morning. John Sullivan, of Milwaukee, Wis., was ...



Area cross country teams advance to sectionals  Kewanee Star Courier

The Annawan/Wethersfield, Stark County and Bureau Valley girls, along with the Mid-County boys, advanced out of Saturday's regionals meets and will compete ...



Kewanee’s Robinson, Clague win regional wrestling titles  Kewanee Star Courier

Four Kewanee High School wrestlers advanced down the postseason trail Saturday.



A diamond in the rough  Kewanee Star Courier

NEPONSET –– In the span of about one month, the baseball field at the vacant Neponset High School has gone from completely unusable to looking brand new, ...



Sharon Elizabeth (Buerster) Correll  Kewanee Star Courier

January 02, 1953 – March 11, 2019 Sharon Elizabeth (Buerster) Correll, 66, of Noble, Illinois, entered peacefully into eternal rest at 3:32 PM - Monday, March 11 ...



How Kewanee came to have two schools - News  Kewanee Star Courier

Why does Kewanee have two schools? People ask me from time to time — natives and newcomers alike. It goes back to before anyone alive today can ...



Man charged with battering 3-month-old - News  Kewanee Star Courier

Hunter D. Hand, 20, of Kewanee, appeared before Judge Terry Patton on Class X felony aggravated battery to a child, and Class 3 felony aggravated battery to ...



Kewanee police arrest two in cocaine stings | Local  Quad-Cities Online

Two Kewanee men appeared in Henry County Circuit Court Monday after an April 18 controlled purchase in which only one of them was the target.



Nicor Gas offers cold-weather safety tips - News  Kewanee Star Courier

NAPERVILLE – Nicor Gas is offering tips to help customers safely navigate the dangerously cold weather.“We prepare for this weather and are ready for when ...



Tuesday morning QB –– Week one in the books  Kewanee Star Courier

Boilers, Titans held in check offensively The Kewanee Boilermakers and the Annawan/Wethersfield Titans were both shut out in the opening week of the season.



Most amazing--Famed Galva harvest is memorialized in mural  Kewanee Star Courier

As Pam Bates looked up at the nearly completed “The Most Amazing Harvest” mural in downtown Galva late last month, she used two words multiple times to ...



Melinda “Mindy” Smith-Gilmore  Kewanee Star Courier

FARMINGTON-Melinda “Mindy” Smith-Gilmore, 51, of Farmington, passed away at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in rural Norris. FARMINGTON-Melinda ...



Kewanee Hog Days 2018 bigger, hog-ier  Galesburg Register-Mail

KEWANEE — “Bigger and better” sounds like something that might be shouted by a carnival barker, but in the case of Kewanee's 2018 Hog Days Festival, ...



Colomer is Kewanee Council pick  Kewanee Star Courier

Local businessman Chris Colomer is the expected pick to fill the vacant councilman position, Kewanee city officials confirmed Friday.Colomer was selected as ...



Walter "Red" Helregel - News  Kewanee Star Courier

May 23, 1927 – March 4, 2019 Walter “Red” Helregel, 91, formerly of Pesotum, IL, died peacefully Monday, March 4, 2019, in Oregon, IL. Mass will take place at ...



2017 KHS Hall of Fame inductees announced  Kewanee Star Courier

The Kewanee Schools Foundation recently announced the 2017 inductees for the Kewanee High School Hall of Fame.



Smyth hired as dean, athletic director at Galva  Galva News

Supt. O'Riley talks with police chief about school district sharing officer with the Galva Police Department. By Carol Townsend. For The Galva News. The Galva ...



Stark County to recognize its Lincoln roots - News  Kewanee Star Courier

TOULON – The Stark County Board approved a proclamation last week to designate Saturday, Oct. 27 as “Lincoln Day in Stark County.” Toulon historians Floyd ...



Musical af-fin-ity  Kewanee Star Courier

This weekend, Kewanee High School students will be headed under the sea as they perform the popular musical "The Little Mermaid," directed by Heather ...



KEWANEE HIGH SCHOOL  Quad City Times

KEWANEE (Ill.) HIGH SCHOOL has selected these outstanding seniors from its class of 127 students.



A group effort  Kewanee Star Courier

For the 13th straight year, the Kewanee High School Group Interpretation team is going to state. They won their sectional last weekend and will now advance to ...



Henry County Court-Dispositions - News  Kewanee Star Courier

Barbara J. Bolton, 52, of Davenport, Iowa pleaded guilty to three counts of Class 3 felony forgery.In August, 2017 Geneseo police were dispatched to Pro/Tech ...



KHS soccer bows out in regional semis to Monmouth-Roseville  Kewanee Star Courier

MOLINE –– Monmouth-Roseville used a relentless offensive attack and a hat trick from Robert Lian to fend off the Kewanee Boilermakers Thursday evening on ...



Salisbury named Kewanee Chamber Outstanding Citizen  Kewanee Star Courier

Jerry Salisbury has been named Outstanding Citizen by the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club.Salisbury has been an advocate for youth ...



Athlete of the week - Lewis Robinson  Kewanee Star Courier

Kewanee's Robinson has one thing in mind his senior year: state title.



ABCD: Giving kids after-school help with their homework for 25 years  Kewanee Star Courier

Twenty-five years ago this month a new organization called the Kewanee Area Board for Child Development was making the news. The goal was to help ...



N.C. law: Woman can’t back out of sex once underway  Kewanee Star Courier

Editor's Note: This story was originally published June 22, 2017. An investigative collaboration of 11 news organizations led by Carolina Public Press and ...



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