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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 Girls Basketball: Sophomores taken by Canton 50-42 - Sports  Galesburg Register-Mail

CANTON — The Galesburg High School sophomore girls basketball team fell to Canton 50-42 on Saturday.The Silver Streaks trailed 34-21 after the first two ...



GHS senior Morris publishes second novel  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Many will go their whole lives without writing a book, but Galesburg High School senior Blake Morris has already written two.Morris' eight-part ...



Snow stranded Streaks fans in 60  Galesburg Register-Mail

Like your parents and grandparents who walked six miles through foot-deep snow to school in winter, they had blizzards back in the day like we saw Sunday ...



Galesburg Girls Bowling: Streaks defeat Maroons  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School girls bowling team defeated Western Big 6 rival Moline 2471 pins to 2399 at Northgate Lanes on Tuesday.



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Freshmen dominate UT - Sports  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School freshmen girls basketball team handled United Township 44-11 on Monday.The Silver Streaks held the Panthers ...



‘Baughy’ calls it a career after 38 years with GFD  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — After more than 38 years, Tom Baughman left the Galesburg Central Fire Station as a Galesburg firefighter for the last time at about 5 p.m. ...



LETTER: Marching Streaks respect veterans - Opinion  Galesburg Register-Mail

Editor, Register-Mail: To the community and supporters of our Galesburg High School Band, please know that although we did not march in the Veterans Day ...



Galesburg Girls Bowling: Streaks down Heat - Sports  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School girls bowling team defeated West Central 2642 pins to 2120 at Northgate Lanes on Thursday.The Silver Streaks ...



Rocks roll past Streaks 61-35  Galesburg Register-Mail

The Streaks, despite missing numerous inside shots, were only down 26-22, at the end of the first half. GALESBURG - The Galesburg High School girls ...



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 ...



WCI Sports Roundtable: Thanksgiving Tournament Review  Galesburg Register-Mail

The 2018 Thanksgiving tournaments have came to a close last week (just in time before full blown winter arrived) and it's time to evaluate the biggest lessons ...



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 ...



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 ...



LETTER: Thank you for supporting event - Opinion  Galesburg Register-Mail

Editor, Register-Mail: What a great own!It is a wonderful feeling when our community comes together to support a worthy cause. Recently, the Kiwanis Club of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Photos: STEVEN BERNSTEIN AT GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL  Galesburg Register-Mail

Award-winning trumpeter, bandleader and composer Steven Bernstien worked with the Galesburg High School band on Wednesday afternoon. Bernstein and ...



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 ...



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 offense improves in 57-34 loss  Galesburg Register-Mail

“We are just trying to get as many guys in the mix to keep guys out of the box and keep those running lanes clear,” Washabaugh said. GALESBURG — The ...



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 ...



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: 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 boasts largest train show in downstate Illinois  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Every year, the Galesburg Model Train & Railroadana Show and Antique Tractor Display brings out tons of visitors, displays and vendors ...



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 ...



D205 Supt.: Galesburg must modernize high school  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — About 45 residents spread out in Lombard Middle School's auditorium Wednesday night for the first of two late October/early November ...



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 ...



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.



GHS softball ‘ready to roll’  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School softball team is more than anxious to take a diamond and play a game.The Silver Streaks were slated to open the ...



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.



Public invited to ask school plan questions today  Galesburg Register-Mail

District 205 superintendent John Asplund will answer questions from the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today about District 205's building options. The meeting is ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Meinert picks Parkland  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School senior Emily Meinert has a case of senioritis.It's probably going to get worse now that she's signed a letter of intent for ...



Teen charged after scuffle in GHS hallway  Galesburg Register-Mail

A police report made available this week reveals the nature of a scuffle between a student and a staff member that led to an arrest last week.



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 Football: Streaks vs. Panthers washed out  Galesburg Register-Mail

Galesburg's varsity squad will face UT at 1 p.m. Saturday and the second half of the sophomore affair will follow with the Panthers holding a 7-6 lead over the ...



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.



D205 teachers approve 2-year contract  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — After about four months of negotiations, 11 meetings and one “marathon” 12-hour meeting, Galesburg School District 205 and the Galesburg ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Manufacturing ed grants aim of new law  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Selena Suarez faced a difficult decision during her senior year at Galesburg High School.Suarez ranked in the Top 5 percent of her graduating ...



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.



D205, GEA nearly finished with contract talks  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Monday night's District 205 School Board meeting sat in the shadow of the coming school year. Bargaining negotiations nearly over between ...



Tom Martin: Board nearing a decision on schools  Galesburg Register-Mail

While much of the nation is focused on Nov. 6 elections, residents of the Galesburg School District have a local issue that is also deserving of immediate ...



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 ...



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.



Regional Volleyball: Fike leads Galesburg in 3 sets  Galesburg Register-Mail

“It was phenomenal. Everything that we've wanted and pushed for is times like this,”. METAMORA — Galesburg High School's Kylie Fike isn't listed on the roster ...



Galesburg Football: Rocks rough on Streaks 43-22  Galesburg Register-Mail

Running back Davion Wilson was all Rock Island (2-2, 1-0) would need against Galesburg. The junior had 24 carries for 275 yards and four touchdowns.



Galesburg Football: Trip to Moline up next for GHS  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School football coach Michael Washabaugh isn't *content* with the record his team holds. But the 0-5 Silver Streaks have ...



Streaks Notebook: Hawkins enjoys final season at Butler  Galesburg Register-Mail

Matt Hawkins doesn't get many chances to stand on sidelines during high school football games anymore.But the 2014 Galesburg High School grad, who ...



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.”



Silver Streaks seeking AD, football coach  Galesburg Register-Mail

"In my way of thinking we need to get an athletic director so the AD can help with hiring the football coach, so we have a compressed time line."



Boys Basketball Camps: Streaks announce summer schedule  Galesburg Register-Mail

The Galesburg High School boys basketball program will be hosting several basketball camps over the next several weeks.



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.



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 ...



GHS grad Amanda Mines vies for Miss Georgia  Galesburg Register-Mail

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Amanda Mines, a 2016 graduate of Galesburg High School and current Miss Augusta University, is vying for an even bigger title this week: ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Galesburg-area students earn academic recognition  Galesburg Register-Mail

American Legion Auxiliary presents essay awards. GALESBURG — Americanism Essay awards were presented by American Legion Auxiliary Chairman Sandy ...



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 Football: Late TOs cost Silver Streaks  Galesburg Register-Mail

The Silver Streaks committed two offensive turnovers in the final 24 minutes — one in the third quarter and one in the fourth — and the Eagles took advantage, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Photos: 2018 Knox County Fair Queen Pageant: Miss  Galesburg Register-Mail

2018 Miss Knox County contestants [submitted photo]. [2/9]. Montana Bernett: 2018 graduate of Galesburg High School, with plans to attend Illinois State ...



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 ...



Streaks Notebook: Barshinger faces final Friday night lights  Galesburg Register-Mail

Come Friday night, Jay Barshinger will roam the sidelines one last time as a member of Galesburg High School's varsity football coaching staff.After 33 seasons ...



Galesburg District 205 school registration - News  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 Football: Streaks open Washabaugh era  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Mike Washabaugh is entering his seventh year as a member of Galesburg High School's varsity football coaching staff.Until Monday morning ...



Eastburg crowned Miss World Festival 2018  Galesburg Register-Mail

KEWANEE — Alexa Eastburg, 18, Galesburg, was crowned the 31st Miss World Festival on Saturday at Kewanee High School Petersen Auditorium.



Galesburg Cross Country: Goals up to runners  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School's boys and girls cross country teams had their first official practice of the season Wednesday morning at Lake Storey.



Rangers draft ex-Silver Streak Hawthorne  Galesburg Register-Mail

"I had a feeling it was going to happen," said Hawthorne, who had helped Parkland to a second place finish in the NJCAA national tournament last week.



Sterling, Geneseo additions form 8-school Western Big 6  Galesburg Register-Mail

Galesburg, original members will be scrambling in the coming weeks to make room in schedules for new additions.



Galesburg Girls Basketball: Mixon signs with Sandburg  Galesburg Register-Mail

“She became in and became our best defensive player. She had the skills to go to the post and guard anybody and to go out on the perimeter.” GALESBURG ...



Streaks Notebook: Dougherty speaks at national convention  Galesburg Register-Mail

Before Tim Dougherty ever came to Galesburg High School as head football coach, he'd already achieved one of the highlights of his career.Dougherty, who ...



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