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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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GHS brings the ‘Mary Poppins’ magic  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 Tennis: Streaks taken by Maroons  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG – The Galesburg High School boys tennis team fell to Western Big 6 rival Moline 6-3 on Wednesday at the Art Fish Memorial Courts.Isaiah Mowen ...



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 ...



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 ...



Galesburg girls basketball hosts Offense School  Galesburg Register-Mail

The sessions will be directed by GHS Coach Evan Massey and his staff. Preregistration is preferred.



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 ...



Galesburg Softball: Streaks swept by Panthers - Sports  Galesburg Register-Mail

EAST MOLINE – The Galesburg High School softball team dropped a Western Big 6 doubleheader to United Township 10-2, 2-0 on Saturday.The Silver Streaks ...



Galesburg softball splits with Alleman  Galesburg Register-Mail

Galesburg got the ball rolling in the first game posting a 9-5 victory behind ace Emily Blucker and some timely hitting.



Galesburg Track: Streaks boys take Leafs  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG – The Galesburg High School boys track and field team defeated Geneseo 91.83 points to 54.16 on Tuesday.The Silver Streaks took the top three ...



Correction: Streaks girls track error  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG – An error was made in the Galesburg High School girls track brief that was published in Sunday's paper.The Silver Streaks' 4x400 relay which ...



ROWVA hires two directors of innovation - News  Galesburg Register-Mail

ONEIDA — Traci Johnson was hired as ROWVA Junior/Senior High director of innovation and Carly Oto as ROWVA Elementary director of innovation at the April ...



Galesburg Track: Streaks nab victories  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — While official overall team results weren't quite accurate, Galesburg High School's boys and girls track and field teams both nabbed victories ...



Galesburg-area students earn academic recognition  Galesburg Register-Mail

Bugos gets Outstanding Student AwardLONDON MILLS — Olivia Rose Bugos, daughter of Rhonda Bugos and Glen Bugos, both of London Mills, received the ...



Brenda J. Muehe | Obituaries | journaltimes.com  Journal Times

December 4, 1949—March 29, 2019. Brenda Jean Muehe, age 69, died March 29, 2019, at her home in Racine. She was born Dec. 4, 1949, in Murphysboro, IL, ...



Local Business: McCartney rating; CIA retiree  Galesburg Register-Mail

McCartney Equipment gets five-star ratingWATAGA — A.C. McCartney Equipment, serving Durand, Wataga, Carthage and Mt. Sterling, was recognized by ...



GPL announces Big Write winners  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The winners of the Big Write, the Galesburg Public Library's annual creative writing contest, have been announced for 2019. The winners will ...



Area sports cancelations - Sports  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG – The Galesburg High School home soccer match against Peoria Christian was canceled for Tuesday.A makeup date has not been announced.



Galesburg Christian School relishes conference titles  Galesburg Register-Mail

GCS went 20-12 for the season, the same record it posted last year, but was 9-1 in the NICC compared to its third place finish in 2018. GALESBURG - The boys ...



Obituaries: Victor L. Twomey | 1927-2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

ROSEVILLE — Victor L. Twomey, 92, Roseville, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Victor was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Warren County, the ...



State trooper killed in accident from Colchester  Galesburg Register-Mail

WAUKEGAN — A Calumet City man was the wrong-way driver who slammed head-on into an Illinois State Police trooper's vehicle Saturday, authorities stated.



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.



Sheri Gale Radenslaben  SaukValley.com

MORRISON – Sheri Gale Radenslaben, 72, of Morrison, IL, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison. Her memorial *service* will ...



Softball: Galesburg outslugs Knoxville 14-8  Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

It was so refreshing,” Sampson said. “We got in our heads a little bit (in South Carolina), we just have to get out there and have fun. That's what softball is about.”



Galesburg High School shines a light on fine arts  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Thursday night marked one of the largest events in the Fine Arts Department at Galesburg High School. From 5-8 p.m., the GHS Solo, ...



Obituary: Gary R. Higbee | 1951-2019  Galesburg Register-Mail

ROSEVILLE — Gary R. Higbee, 67, Roseville, passed away at 12:14 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Gary was ...



Nova Singers presents: ‘Home’  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, presents two performances of “Home” this weekend: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Kresge ...



Area Softball: Bombers edge Titans - Sports  Galesburg Register-Mail

MONMOUTH – The Monmouth-Roseville High School softball team was edged by Macomb 12-11 on Tuesday.The Titans led 2-0 after the first inning and made ...



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 ...



Minor leaguer living skoolie life  Galesburg Register-Mail

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.— Grueling, late-night road trips are a loathed hallmark of minor league baseball, and most ballplayers can't wait to leave bus life ...



Rochester school district to consider former superintendent  The State Journal-Register

ROCHESTER – The Rochester School Board formalized Superintendent Lance Thurman's paid administrative leave at a special board meeting Friday morning ...



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 ...



‘Wizard of Oz’ comes to GHS  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 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 ...



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 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 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 ...



Parents trying to understand why their son can't attend school  OurQuadCities

Parents of a Galesburg High School student are frustrated their son isn't being allowed back in school.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Galesburg Track: Wilson on track to serve  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Caden Wilson wants to qualify for the Class 2A boys track and field state meet in the 800-meter run. And he has a desire to serve.



Galesburg Boys Swimming: Moline sinks Galesburg 136-47 - Sports  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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Galesburg Football: Ramirez picks St. Ambrose  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG - One of the top running backs in Galesburg High School football history has chosen a college. Kobe Ramirez, a three-year varsity player who ...



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 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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



Tough decisions about school closures looming in Galesburg  WQAD Moline

GALESBURG, Illinois - With fewer students and too many outdated buildings, Galesburg may close at least three schools in coming years. District 205 is trying to ...



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 ...



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 ...



Tom Wilson: Knox County schools endure much change  Galesburg Register-Mail

A multitude of changes have occurred in area school systems since the first one-room unit was taught by Franklin Barber at Henderson Grove in 1830. This was ...



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 ...



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 ...



Schools cancel again; snow emergency in effect  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — A winter weather advisory and snow emergency remain in effect for the area after another round of snow.The winter weather advisory was set ...



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 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."



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 ...



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.



Photos: GHS Sweetheart Swirl Assembly  Galesburg Register-Mail

[1/24] STEVE DAVIS/The Register-Mail. Galesburg High School senior Emma Wolfe is surprised as she's crowned Sweetheart Swirl Queen by King Drew ...



Girls Basketball: Streaks’ Jenkins first team All-WB6  Galesburg Register-Mail

ROCK ISLAND – Galesburg High School sophomore Riley Jenkins was named to the Western Big 6 All-Conference first team after a recent vote by the coaches.



Galesburg gathers public input on proposed school closures and improvements  WQAD Moline

GALESBURG, Illinois - Blaming declining enrollment and aging buildings, District 205 faces tough decisions about closing some schools while improving others.



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 ...



Streaks Notebook: Cunningham suits up for Showcase  Galesburg Register-Mail

Galesburg High School's Keith “Trey” Cunningham will don a No. 10 Silver Streaks boys basketball uniform one final time this evening.The senior will do so in ...



Galesburg Boys Basketball: Streaks win, play at 6 p.m.  Galesburg Register-Mail

Galesburg improved to 12-8 on the season and will play Danville, the No. 5 ranked team in Illinois Class 4A, at 6 p.m..



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 ...



Freezing rain leaves area roadways slick and dangerous  Galesburg Register-Mail

The winter weather advisory that was set to run until 4 p.m. today has been lifted.Temperatures across the area have risen to freezing or above freezing, so the ...



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.”



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: 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 ...



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 ...



Sectional Boys Swimming: Galesburg’s Giles punches state ticket  Galesburg Register-Mail

EAST MOLINE – Galesburg High School senior Drew Giles punched a ticket to the boys swimming and diving state meet in the 100 breaststroke at the United ...



Knox expanding dual credit program  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Next school year, area high school students interested in college-level classes will have more options. Knox College is expanding its dual ...



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 ...



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 ...



Schools likely to lose more days - News  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — After a blast of cold, snowy, windy and icey weather that has left many local schools shuttered more than they've been open, and out of the ...



Fridays high school football scores  Galesburg Register-Mail

Here are Friday's Illinois high school football scores:



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 ...



Dist. 205 hires former board member Pickrel as communications specialist  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The District 205 Board of Education on Monday dismissed three teachers and hired a former board member to a new position in the district ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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