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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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District 205 has 14 job vacancies  Galesburg Register-Mail

Listed below are personnel items approved at the Tuesday, July 30, District 205 Board of Education meeting:CERTIFIED STAFFAPPOINTMENTS:Please note: ...



Galesburg Baseball: Sampson commits to Heartland  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Mitchel Sampson just began his senior year at Galesburg High School, and he hasn't played his final season as a member of the Silver ...



Obituary: Sandra L. Spencer | 1948-2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

KNOXVILLE — Sandra L. Spencer, 71, Knoxville, died at 9:48 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born Monday, ...



Galesburg Football: McBride, Vaynerman strongest Streaks  Galesburg Register-Mail

Just over two weeks ago, the members of the Galesburg High School varsity football team wrapped up their summer activities by maxing out in the weight room.



Galesburg Football: Streaks summer ends  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The members of Galesburg High School's football team wrap up summer activities this week.On Monday morning, the Silver Streaks gathered ...



Galesburg Football: Streaks officially open 2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The members of the Galesburg High School football team attended their first official practice of the 2019 season early Monday morning at C.C. ...



Kohl loves diamonds  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — If it weren't for a former Major Leaguer, Ryan Kohl likely wouldn't still be playing baseball.And for the last 17 summers, he's been taking ...



Education briefs for 8/11/19  Galesburg Register-Mail

Teel Scholarship winners announced. GALESBURG — The winners of the Don Teel Scholarship were announced and awarded July 16 during the 4-H ...



Galesburg Boys Soccer: Streaks ‘looking solid’  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School boys soccer coach Phil Redington took full advantage of his allotted contact days over the summer.“We played 13 ...



Galesburg High School graduates 258 seniors  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — To the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” they entered the Roland O. Hegg Auditorium Sunday afternoon: the 258 members of Galesburg ...



Maulden lives on  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Jason Chad Maulden loved baseball. His favorite professional team was the Cincinnati Reds and his favorite player was Ken Griffey Jr.



Community invited to meet library director - News  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — An open house for the community to meet new library director Noelle Terpening Thompson is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the library ...



Thompson on the books as new GPL director  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — A new director of the Galesburg Public Library began her job on Monday, as Noelle Templeton Thompson took the reins of the office. Hired in ...



Tennis: GHS Summer Slam takes place  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The eighth annual Galesburg High School tennis program's Summer Slam took place Saturday at the Art Fish Memorial Courts.There were 48 ...



Photos: Galesburg Top Students for Class of 2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

Galesburg High School has named the following students as the top 5% in the Class of 2019. Student profiles are listed alphabetically. Buy Photo. [1/17] JAY ...



GHS brings the 'Mary Poppins' magic - News  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — “Uncanny nannies are hard to find,” as the song goes, but one can be found this weekend at Galesburg High School. In fact, she's “practically ...



Galesburg High School ‘threat’ actually just rumors  WQAD Moline

GALESBURG, Illinois -- A "threat" made to Galesburg High School was actually just rumors, the Galesburg Police Department said on Monday, March 4.



Galesburg Softball: Streaks senior strong  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School softball coach Brad Swanson is feeling pretty good heading into his eighth season. That's because when Swanson ...



Galesburg Football: Numbers up for Streaks  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School football coach Michael Washabaugh would like to forget about how 2018 went.The Silver Streaks finished with an 1-8 ...



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Reynolds wraps it up  Galesburg Register-Mail

After 11 seasons, Galesburg High School's boys basketball coach steps down for DeKalb job.



Galesburg School Board reviews Lombard plans  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Monday's District 205 School Board meeting brought a packed house to Lincoln Education Center, concerned over the upcoming construction ...



Galesburg Baseball: Streaks sport new looks  Galesburg Register-Mail

The Galesburg High School baseball team opens the 2019 season this weekend in Metro East Classic action in the St. Louis area.And fans who watched the ...



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 ...



D205 building plan costs increase - News  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The cost of Galesburg District 205's building plan may grow to $60 million, the board learned Monday night.That is because the initial spending ...



Regional Baseball: Streaks advance 1-0  Galesburg Register-Mail

The first through third innings they were kind of teeing it up on me so I had to mix up my pitches and it all worked out.”



Education briefs for 5/26/19  Galesburg Register-Mail

Kindergarten Round-up is May 28GALESBURG — Galesburg Community Unit School District No. 205 invites all incoming kindergartners and their families to ...



GHS announces HOF Class of 2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will feature individuals spanning across five different decades and sports from fall, ...



Youth Football: 'Friday Night Lights' camp coming up  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School football program will host its “Friday Night Lights” camp, four days of instruction intended for those in first through ...



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Galesburg stumbles at Kewanee 55-51  Galesburg Register-Mail

KEWANEE — Galesburg High School boys basketball coach Mike Reynolds wasn't close to impressed with the physicality his team displayed Tuesday night in ...



Galesburg Baseball: Streaks return to regional glory  Galesburg Register-Mail

CHILLICOTHE — The Galesburg High School baseball team put six years of frustration to rest by earning a regional title for the first time since 2013 with a 7-4 ...



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 ...



Galesburg Baseball: Memorable ride for Streaks  Galesburg Register-Mail

Progress.That's the one word Galesburg High School baseball coach Jeremy Pickrel uses to describe the 2019 season.And it certainly fits the bill for the Silver ...



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 ...



D205 approves King building plan  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — At the May 13 board meeting, District 205 inched closer to the demolition of the Zephyr Dome, while also setting further plans for the future of ...



Streaks Notebook: Hard work pays for Galesburg baseball  Galesburg Register-Mail

We're just coming out here and playing ball and having fun while we're doing it.”



Galesburg Girls Soccer: Macomb beats Galesburg 4-0  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Jael Bizau is one of nine players from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who are members of the Galesburg High School girls soccer ...



GHS student wins Congressional Art Competition  Galesburg Register-Mail

MOLINE — U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, announced on Tuesday the winner and runners-up of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition in Illinois' 17th ...



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 teen gets national recognition for her rendition of Lady Justice  WQAD Moline

A Galesburg high school student is getting national recognition for her art.



Regional Softball: Streaks rally to beat Eagles 3-2  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School softball team posted a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Dunlap on Thursday night in Class 3A regional semifinal ...



Steele, Lombard first schools up for updates  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — District 205 continues to clarify construction plans, the first of which are set to be underway this summer, releasing a floor plan for the upcoming ...



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 ...



'Wizard of Oz' comes to GHS - News  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The show must go on, as they say in showbiz — and in Galesburg District 205's theater department. Despite the past week's snow, ice, subzero ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Galesburg Baseball: Sophomores combine on no-hitter - Sports  Galesburg Register-Mail

ROCK ISLAND – The Galesburg High School sophomore baseball team threw a no-hitter in Game 2 to complete a sweep of Western Big 6 rival Rock Island on ...



Photos: GEORGE WASHINGTON GALE SCHOLARS CLASS OF 2023  Galesburg Register-Mail

Ten Galesburg junior high students were inducted into the George Washington Gale Scholars Class of 2023 during a ceremony at Knox College on May 16, ...



Youth Baseball: Junior Streaks tryouts are next week  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Baseball tryouts for those interested in playing for the Junior Streaks are coming up.Individuals in the seventh and eighth grade are eligible to ...



Galesburg Baseball: Aten tabbed all-state  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School's Connor Aten is one of 25 players named to the 2019 Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A ...



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 ...



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 ...



10 fun things to do in Galesburg  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — As a town of 32000 people situated halfway between the Quad Cities and Peoria, Galesburg has tons of big-city amenities with a small-town ...



Galesburg Public Library names new director  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg Public Library Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Noelle Thompson to be the library's director ...



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.



Streaks Notebook: Cunningham glad he returned to Galesburg  Galesburg Register-Mail

“Him returning back to Galesburg was a good thing, I think for him, and it was a good thing for our team.” Galesburg High School's Keith “Trey” Cunningham has ...



GHS student recovering from lunchtime seizure  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — During a month and a half span in November and December, Christopher Hagler had four seizures while at Galesburg High School. Each time ...



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 ...



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, ...



D205 will move from 4-block to 7 periods - News  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — At Monday night's meeting, the District 205 School Board continued to chip away at its ongoing changes, while looking back at the 2018-19 ...



‘Godspell’ features guest actor, GHS grad as Jesus  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Orpheum Theatre will be presenting the musical “Godspell” this summer for a weekend of shows July 19, 20 and 21. Sponsored by ...



Area Track: Streaks boys, girls take Knox County Quad  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG – The Galesburg High School boys and girls track and field teams won the Knox County Quad on Wednesday. The Silver Streaks took the boys ...



Jesus and Judas reunite in Godspell  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Twelve years ago, a group of energetic young actors came together to tell a familiar story. At the helm of the show were Mike Axtell and Bryan ...



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 ...



Galesburgs Swanson switching from softball to football  Galesburg Register-Mail

It's been a lifelong goal of mine to eventually someday be a head football coach. I love the game of football.”



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 Baseball: Streaks sweep Blue Devils  Galesburg Register-Mail

QUINCY — Connor Aten wondered how the Galesburg High School baseball team would respond less than 24 hours after having its 17-game winning streak ...



Galesburg Baseball: Streaks take 13th straight  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School baseball team ran its winning streak to 13 on Thursday afternoon, edging visiting Rockridge 3-2 on the East Field ...



3 Galesburg junior high wrestlers make state  Galesburg Register-Mail

Ryan Shipp, co-coach of the team with Alejandro Varela, pushed for membership in the IESA for his wrestlers for several years. GALESBURG - The members of ...



Energy projects coming to Galesburg, ROWVA, Williamsfield schools  Galesburg Register-Mail

SPRINGFIELD — Twenty-nine solar energy projects are coming to Knox County, but the biggest local project awarded by a state lottery is in Oquawka. That is for ...



Track and Field: Knox County Quad a tuneup  Galesburg Register-Mail

On the girls side, the Streaks' Daija Range returns to the event for the second time and enters with the second ranked mark in the Class 2A shot put.



Galesburg boys' basketball coach Reynolds leaving for DeKalb  Quad-Cities Online

One of the longest tenured boys' basketball coaches will be leaving Galesburg. Mike Reynolds is expected to be named the new head coach at DeKalb at a ...



A day-by-day guide to Railroad Days 2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

THURSDAY, JUNE 20• 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 ...



Education briefs for June 9, 2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

Cavanah graduates from Saint Francis College of NursingPEORIA — Kylie Cavanah of Peoria graduated with a master of science in nursing (with distinction) ...



Petersen fires record 64 for Womens All-City lead  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Lexi Petersen fired a Galesburg Women's All-City record 64 on Tuesday at Bunker Links to open play in the golf tournament, which began in ...



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 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 ...



Galesburg Baseball: Aten commits to Bradley  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School junior Connor Aten has lifted a weight off his shoulders.On Monday night, the 17-year-old announced via Twitter ...



Sectional Softball: Galesburgs upset bid of Pontiac falls short  Galesburg Register-Mail

It's been a really good experience,” Galesburg coach Brad Swanson said. “We wanted to make some memories and we did."



Galesburg Softball: Streaks win regional crown  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — It was a big afternoon for the Galesburg High School softball team Friday as the Silver Streaks claimed their first regional title in 35 years.



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 volleyball opens summer camp  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG —— Volleyball is a 6-on-6 game but the start of Galesburg's summer camp was defined by the use of 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills. Head coach Marla ...



Congressional Art Competition winner Arlan Brannon-Sibley visits U.S. Capitol  Galesburg Register-Mail

WASHINGTON — On Monday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) welcomed 2019 Congressional Art Competition winner Arlan Brannon-Sibley of ...



Simkins puts R-M columns into book form  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — In a journey that began 10 years ago, the words of Galesburg native Jane Simkins are now jumping from the archives of The Register-Mail to ...



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

GALESBURG - In his 11th season as Galesburg High School boys basketball coach, Mike Reynolds has enjoyed a long - but not overly lengthy tenure.



- News  Galesburg Register-Mail

DAR Good Citizen WinnersThree students from Galesburg Christian, Galesburg High School and Abingdon-Avon High School were the recipients of the DAR ...



Mens Basketball: Ex-Streak Meeker to play for Knox  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Ethan Meeker is returning to the hardwood.Meeker, a 2016 Galesburg High School grad and the school's No. 3 career scorer with 1768 points, ...



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 ...



Pride picnic brings people together  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — People from all stations in life and of all ages came to Lake Storey Park Sunday afternoon in order to celebrate at the second annual Pride ...



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 Softball: Best friends sign separately, but together  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Three Galesburg High School softball players fought back tears Wednesday afternoon in the school's library.The moisture represented both joy ...



Railroad Days boasts over 40 events June 20-23  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The long-running Railroad Days festival returns to Galesburg this June. A celebration of the city's rich railroading past and present, the event ...



College Baseball: Schott dreams of The Show  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — One won't see Renegade “Rennie” Schott do much walking on a baseball diamond. The 2018 Galesburg High School grad even runs back to ...



College Baseball: Ex-Streak Hawthorne joins Red Wolves  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Cody Hawthorne's favorite pitch to throw is a two-seam slider. The left-handed 2016 Galesburg High School grad also has a fastball, curveball, ...



Diamond Notebook: 4A state champs have Galesburg ties  Galesburg Register-Mail

Recent Edwardsville High School grads Matthew Boyer and Grant Schaefer both display a lot of poise when toeing the pitching rubber.Their quiet self ...



Retired Galesburg firefighter surprised at 95th birthday  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — There was a surprise awaiting Robert Redfern Tuesday afternoon. At Galesburg's Elks' lodge his friends, former coworkers and family gathered ...



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 ...



Galesburg native returns with second thriller novel  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — A Galesburg native's second book is following in the same vein as her debut novel, with a slow-burn thriller involving social media in the ...



All aboard: A guide to getting around town during Railroad Days  Galesburg Register-Mail

Ride the city buses for free all day Saturday.• A free shuttle *service* will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on ...



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 ...



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