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Death

September 5, 2018 by Shelley Bowles Labak (Register to contact)

Kathryn (Kathy) McDowell Pless passed away on August 31, 2018 after a long illness.

Death

February 12, 2018 by Katherine Owen Gould (Register to contact)

Katherine Owen Gould passed away peacefully on
February 10, 2018 in her home in Rio Rancho, NM

45 Year Reunion

February 13, 2015 by Rob Johnson (Register to contact)

Planning to attend the 45th Reunion in 2017! Look forward to seeing everyone!

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Galesburg Silver Streaks WB6 bowling champs  Galesburg Register-Mail

MILAN – Winter weather could not put a freeze on the Galesburg High School girls bowling in their history-making championship at the Western Big 6 ...



Galesburg area students earn academic recognition  Galesburg Register-Mail

Knoxville High School honor roll KNOXVILLE — Knoxville High School first semester honor roll includes:High HonorsSeniors: MaKayla S. Benson, Jacob M.



Area games iced out - Sports  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG – Due to poor road conditions the following local sporting events were canceled or postponed:• Carl Sandburg College men's and women's ...



Education briefs: Jan. 20, 2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

Carl Sandburg College honors — part-time students. GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has released the names of part-time students who qualified for the ...



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Physical week awaits Streaks  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — In the early going, Galesburg High School boys basketball coach Mike Reynolds has seen his players do some things he's liked and some he ...



Photos: GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT  Galesburg Register-Mail

Galesburg High School graduated the Class of 2018 at the 155th Commencement Program on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Buy Photo. [1/31] STEVE DAVIS/The ...



Galesburg High School Band wins grand championship  Galesburg Register-Mail

METAMORA — The Galesburg Marching Streaks were winners Saturday, taking home multiple awards, including a grand championship at the Metamora ...



GHS Choir caps off year with Madrigal Dinner, holiday concert  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Are you in the holiday spirit? The Galesburg High School Choir is. The celebrated choir is preparing for the return of two classic programs, ...



District 205 school changes would not take hold until 2020-21 year  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — After Monday's board meeting narrowed down five potential options to three, District 205 has offered further clarifications and details on the ...



2 options for school closure presented  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The superintendent of Galesburg School District 205 presented two final options for closing one of the district's schools at the last community ...



District 205 Board narrows building plans  Galesburg Register-Mail

The Register-Mail's original story incorrectly included Plan 3 as still on the table. Plan 3 was rejected. Plans 2, 4 and 5 are still being considered. We apologize ...



Hickman, Robert L.  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Robert L. Hickman, 81, of Decatur, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, IL.



Galesburg High School: Flater resigning as AD  Galesburg Register-Mail

Multiple sources have told The Register-Mail that Flater informed GHS coaches of his decision in a meeting held Friday. GALESBURG - Jeff Flater is resigning ...



GHS brings love and magic in ‘Almost, Maine’  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School's fall play, “Almost, Maine,” is all about love — the good, the bad and the just plain awkward. The show runs this ...



Galesburg High School students join national walkout  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Devin Bodenhamer stayed on the sidewalk in front of Galesburg High School until every last student re-entered the building Wednesday ...



Marching Streaks place second at U of I  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — A season-long winning “streak” concluded happily for the Galesburg High School Marching Streaks on Saturday.The 154-member band came ...



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Streaks run away from Alleman  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The scenario for Galesburg High School playing a boys basketball game at Alleman has remained unchanged for decades: The under-talented ...



Washabaugh new Galesburg football coach  Galesburg Register-Mail

Washabaugh has served as an assistant under previous head coach Tim Dougherty for the past six years, most recently as offensive coordinator. GALESBURG ...



Galesburg Hall of Fame class announced  Galesburg Register-Mail

The ceremonies will take place in conjunction with the girls and boys basketball Thanksgiving Tournaments on Nov. 24. GALESBURG — Galesburg High ...



District 205 building options at a glance  Galesburg Register-Mail

District 205 School Board is considering three plans for schools:Plan 2: Close Gale, Churchill, King; Pre-K and admin at Lincoln Educational Center; K-5 at ...



School Dist. 205 board approves $56M facilities plan  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Monday night's school board meeting brought a culmination to months, if not years, of board discussion. The board unanimously approved a ...



New GHS band director aims to build on competitive history  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Incoming Galesburg High School band director Andy Empey has big shoes to fill.With the retirement of longtime GHS director and former Fine ...



Last District 205 building talk planned today at Steele  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — District 205 residents have one more opportunity to discuss building options with the administration before the School Board chooses a plan.



D205 planning for facility changes  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Since November's approval of an approximately $56 million facilities plan to update buildings, District 205 now hopes to break new ground on ...



Galesburg Football: Rochelle drops Galesburg to 0-3  Galesburg Register-Mail

“We couldn't even get into drives last week at most points. We have to continue to put drives together to keep our defense off the field.” GALESBURG — The ...



Editorial: Postpone vote on school plan  Galesburg Register-Mail

The Galesburg School Board wants a 7-12 campus at the high school and may vote to approve such a plan Monday night. Board member Maury Lyon believes ...



District 205 OKs $40M in bonds for building work  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — In the first school board meeting of the year, the District 205 Board of Education approved two bond issues, outlined plans for facilities ...



Galesburg Boys Swimming: Moline sinks Galesburg 136-47  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School boys swimming and diving team was sunk by Western Big 6 foe Moline 136-47 at Mustain Pool on Thursday.



Galesburg Basketball: Streaks in summer routine  Galesburg Register-Mail

One twist Thursday: discussion about the Illinois High School Association's approval of the mercy rule for use in all regular season and regular season ...



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Streaks display poise against Rockets  Galesburg Register-Mail

The Silver Streaks (5-3) were able to knock down their shots and had a balanced attack, sinking 20 of 45 (44.4 percent) from the floor and 9 of 21 from 3-point ...



Galesburg Football: Dougherty steps down as coach  Galesburg Register-Mail

In seven seasons, Dougherty led three Silver Streaks teams to the Illinois High School Association playoffs.. GALESBURG — Galesburg High School's Hall of ...



Galesburg Football: Wash takes over Streaks  Galesburg Register-Mail

But the big difference in this offseason start to 2018 Galesburg football is this is Washabaugh's team now. GALESBURG - Much like he has for the past seven ...



GHS goes ‘Footloose’ with spring musical  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Kick off your Sunday shoes, Galesburg. “Footloose” is coming back to Galesburg High School.The classic musical, with its iconic soundtrack ...



District 205 school proposals raise concerns among public  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — “We're building the bridge as we walk on it,” District 205 Superintendent John Asplund reiterated throughout Wednesday evening's community ...



Matthews new Galesburg AD  Galesburg Register-Mail

Matthews, who started his career as a an AD at Monmouth High School - and later Monmouth-Roseville for a year - will come to his new job after serving as ...



Photos: Silver Streaks Football Camp  Galesburg Register-Mail

[1/26] STEVE DAVIS/The Register-Mail. First day of Silver Streaks' Football Camp at Van Dyke Field. Buy Photo. [2/26] STEVE DAVIS/The Register-Mail.



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Streaks let Rocks escape  Galesburg Register-Mail

ROCK ISLAND — The Galesburg High School boys basketball team found one cure for its early rebounding problems against the Rock Island Rocks on Friday ...



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Streaks head to Mattoon next  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School girls basketball team has won five of its last seven and won't hit the court for a game — actually two — until a week ...



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Streaks ready to play for real  Galesburg Register-Mail

Galesburg will open the 2018-19 season against Rockford East at 6 p.m. Friday in its annual Thanksgiving Tournament. The Silver Streaks took the E-Rabs ...



Galesburg Boys Swimming: Streaks open season with win  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School boys swimming and diving team opened its season with a 97-83 win over Pekin at Mustain Pool on Friday.



Week 9 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally takes us to…Galesburg!  WQAD Moline

Week 8 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally was fantastic at United High School and the GMQC crew is already gearing up for Week 9.



Galesburg Boys Soccer: Streaks strength is defense  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — When Galesburg High School boys soccer coach Phil Redington ganders at his roster for the 2018 season he sees a veteran group.Out of the ...



R-M Editorial: Public needs all options of school plan  Galesburg Register-Mail

Proposals to forever change the face of schools in District 205 are on the table. The School Board is considering building plans that would cost from $40 million ...



Galesburg School Board approves F&M Stadium naming rights  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — At a special meeting Tuesday evening, the District 205 School Board approved the naming rights for Galesburg High School's stadium, which ...



Galesburg Football: Dougherty resigns as Streaks coach  Galesburg Register-Mail

"I gave it a lot of thought," said Dougherty, a member of the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. "The time is right. But I'm not done teaching and ...



Hate crime charged after GHS incident  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — A Galesburg man is charged with several offenses, including hate crime, after an incident Thursday morning in the dropoff zone in front of ...



Galesburg Boys Swimming: Giles signs to swim at Iowa Central  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Andres “Drew” Giles began swimming laps as a Galesburg High School freshman to stay in shape for baseball, which he's since given up.



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Streaks regroup at Alleman  Galesburg Register-Mail

ROCK ISLAND — Things didn't go well early on for the Galesburg High School girls basketball team against Rock Island Alleman on Thursday night in Western ...



2018 school registration information  Galesburg Register-Mail

Abingdon-Avon Community School District 276Registration: Registration will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at each school building. Online registration opens July ...



Galesburg Football: Streaks taking no offense  Galesburg Register-Mail

“We put our defense out there way too long. We knew what their game plan was and what they wanted to do and they came out and did it.” GALESBURG ...



Galesburg Football: Geneseo up next for Streaks  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — If Michael Washabaugh sat down to grade the performance of the Galesburg High School football team's season opener against Dunlap — a ...



District 205 question and answer sessions are Monday and Wednesday  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Those looking to weigh in on District 205's tentative facilities plans may do so Monday and Wednesday in two community meetings.The district ...



Holiday Parade hits ‘play’ on Sunday  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg welcomes the Christmas season this Sunday afternoon with the annual Holiday Parade at 2 p.m.The theme for this year's event is ...



GHS season tickets now on sale  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Season tickets for the 2018-19 Galesburg High School athletic seasons are now on sale.Brochures for season tickets have been mailed to ...



Cross Country Invite: Streaks 2nd, 3rd  Galesburg Register-Mail

GHS girls coach Jodie Chapman was pleased with the results. "The girls did a nice job placing three in the top 10," she said.



Dean Petrie leaves legacy in arts beyond GHS  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — At the Galesburg High School band's final concert of the year on May 1, GHS students sang a song that wasn't on the program, Dan ...



Galesburg Football: Coach nervous for Streaks opener  Galesburg Register-Mail

" I think once you get a game in it kind of eases your mind but I'm am always quietly nervous.”



Streaks Notebook: Galesburg boys strive for good things  Galesburg Register-Mail

"It's probably the most returning guys we've had in a while."



GHS graduates 275 students Sunday  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Some walked in high heels, others were in old sneakers. One by one, the names of the 155th graduating class of Galesburg High School were ...



Watson new Galesburg golf coach  Galesburg Register-Mail

Watson was a star Galesburg Silver Streaks golfer who finished tied for third in the 1987 IHSA Class 2A state tournament and fifth in the 1988 tournament.



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Streaks get signature win  Galesburg Register-Mail

“It's a signature win,” said Reynolds, whose team improved to 10-6. “It's nice to get over the hump.” MORTON - Galesburg High School boys basketball coach ...



Photos: Galesburg High School Graduation  Galesburg Register-Mail

Photos from Galesburg High School's 154th Commencement Program, held at Roland O. Hegg Auditorium on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Buy Photo. [1/42] STEVE ...



14 grads top GHS Class of 2018  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School has named the following students as the top 5 percent in the Class of 2018. Student profiles are listed alphabetically.



D205 could have facilities plan by November  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — At Tuesday night's District 205 school board meeting, the board inched its way closer to a facilities plan while laying out further plans to solicit ...



Boys Soccer: Streaks rally past Titans 2-1  Galesburg Register-Mail

MONMOUTH — The Galesburg High School boys soccer team put its rally caps on Thursday and pulled out a 2-1 win over Monmouth-Roseville in ...



Galesburg Football: Streaks cant deny Warriors in finale  Galesburg Register-Mail

With 5:04 left in the non-conference affair, senior running back Kobe Ramirez scored from 32 yards out and became Galesburg's career rushing TD leader with ...



Health dept. confirms TB case at GHS  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Knox County Health Department has identified a confirmed case of pulmonary tuberculosis at Galesburg High School. Those student who ...



Galesburg Wrestling: Red Out event will remember John Chapman  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School and the Genesis Foundation will host a “Red Out'' promotion Tuesday night during the wrestling meet to recognize the ...



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Galesburg dumps Quincy 59-41  Galesburg Register-Mail

“I thought we had good offensive discipline,” Galesburg coach Evan Massey said. “It was a good effort all around.” GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School ...



Galesburg Boys Basketball: GHS upends Macomb 61-28  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School's boys basketball team jumped out to an early 34-14 lead en route to a 61-28 win over Macomb on Tuesday night in a ...



Football districts approved for Illinois  Galesburg Register-Mail

"I was surprised after it got shot down a couple of years ago," said Galesburg head football coach Michael Washabaugh. "It kind of gained some wind as the ...



New cosmetology school enrolling students  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — A new cosmetology school will open next month in Galesburg, filling the void left when Carl Sandburg College's cosmetology program shut ...



Galesburg Baseball: Pickrel era officially opens  Galesburg Register-Mail

Yes, the Streaks are off and running in preparation for a March 16 opener in a multi-team event in Jacksonville.



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Streaks face busy weekend  Galesburg Register-Mail

"To be honest, we've scuffled on Fridays," said Reynolds. "It's an opportunity for us to see if we can put it together on the road in a tough environment."



2 vie for one seat in Knox County District 4  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Two political newcomers are running for the available seat on the Knox County Board in District 4. Democrat Brett Villarreal faces Republican ...



College Notebook: Eiker off track with bad back  Galesburg Register-Mail

2016 Galesburg High School grad hasn't competed as a member of the University of Illinois men's track and field team in almost a year. A bad back has kept ...



Galesburg ends another great season of GMQC Pep Rallies  WQAD Moline

Today is a great day for the students at Galesburg High School. The weather held out and was a little warmer than in previous Friday mornings. What a fun ...



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Streaks holiday play at Taylorville  Galesburg Register-Mail

TAYLORVILLE - The Galesburg High School boys basketball team will open the Taylorville Holiday Tournament against Rochester in a 7 p.m. game Dec. 27.



Tom Wilson: Its a sporting world  Galesburg Register-Mail

The first high school football game in Illinois dates back to Nov. 1, 1879, when Evanston High defeated the Academy High affiliated with Northwestern University.



D205 updates policy for dual credit courses  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — District 205 recently changed its policy regarding dual credit courses, but a piece of incoming legislation might make the entire policy irrelevant.



Asplund.: Walkout will have consequences  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — An estimated 35 people gathered Thursday evening in Galesburg High School's small theater. The meeting — which included District 205 ...



Streaks Notebook: GHS bowlers burning up lanes  Galesburg Register-Mail

Just over three years ago, the Galesburg High School bowling program was on the verge of being eliminated.The District 205 School Board ended up tabling the ...



Galesburg School District 205 reinstates fees for activities  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Registration fees will remain at their current rate for Galesburg District 205 students, but activity fees are being brought back. Both topics were ...



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Streaks at UT on Thursday night  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School girls basketball team sits at 3-3 overall after play in the annual Thanksgiving tournament.The Silver Streaks ...



Remembering Jimmy: Isaacson passes away at 78  Galesburg Register-Mail

It does, however, seem appropriate the longtime coach, who passed away Friday at the age of 78, spent most nights sleeping not far from H.T. Custer Park's ...



Galesburg Girls Swimming: Streaks defeat Panthers 115-71  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School girls swimming and diving team finished first in nine out of 12 events to defeat United Township 115-71 at Mustain ...



Karen Christianson  Quad City Times

April 11, 1937 – January 17, 2019. MOLINE — Karen E. Christianson, 81, of Moline, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019, at ManorCare Health ...



Jim Sundberg to speak in Galesburg on Nov. 19  Galesburg Register-Mail

During his career, Sundberg was the first catcher to win six Gold Glove awards and he made three All-Star teams. He as a member of the 1985 Royals team that ...



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Streaks season surprised many  Galesburg Register-Mail

Sometimes perception of success or failure is all about expectations. To be honest, many people weren't expecting much from the Galesburg High School boys ...



Tis the season: Holiday events in west-central Illinois  Galesburg Register-Mail

Editor's note: This is a list of events available at press time. Check your local newspaper for additional events scheduled throughout the season. THURSDAY ...



School security ever evolving  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Every year at school districts in west-central Illinois, law enforcement, fire departments, school administrators and students prepare for the worst ...



Jupiter HQ opens today in Galesburg  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Jupiter Machine Tool Inc. will celebrate a grand opening in its brand-new headquarters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.The public is invited to ...



Galesburg Football: Washabaugh laments long first year  Galesburg Register-Mail

Michael Washabaugh doesn't have a genie so he can't wish away his first year as head coach of Galesburg High School's football team.Not that he'd want to do ...



Railroad Days 2018 schedule  Galesburg Register-Mail

Thursday, June 21• Galesburg Railroad Museum — Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 211 S. Seminary St. Admission $6/adults, $3/children ages 8-16, free for children 7 ...



Photos: REGISTER-MAIL TOP PHOTOS 2018 - STEVE DAVIS  Galesburg Register-Mail

[1/50] STEVE DAVIS/The Register-Mail. David Boesdorfer makes an adjustment to his hot air balloon from the inside during the first night of the 18th annual ...



Galesburg Girls Golf: Every swing counts for Streaks  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — With only four currently listed on its roster, one thing is for certain for Galesburg High School's girls golf team.There won't be any scores thrown ...



Santa’s peril captivates Galesburg parade crowd  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — It was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Galesburg on Sunday afternoon. A light, thin blanket of snow fell Saturday evening allowing ...



Galesburg District 205 school registration  Galesburg Register-Mail

Online pre-registration: July 15 through Aug. 7. Online registration is open for all current District #205 students. (For those who do not have home computers, the ...



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Sophomores fall to Dunlap 47-24  Galesburg Register-Mail

METAMORA — The Galesburg High School sophomore girls basketball team fell to Dunlap 47-24 at the Metamora Tournament on Thursday.The Silver Streaks ...



Galesburg man pleads not guilty to GHS hate crime  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — A Galesburg man charged with a hate crime related to an incident in front of Galesburg High School pleaded not guilty this week.Bradley J.



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