Another candidate will try his hand at resurrecting the United Township varsity football program. 25-year-old Joe Morrissey has been hired to lead the Panthers into the 2016 season. Morrissey is a 2009 graduate of Bettendorf High School, and is the son of longtime Pleasant Valley head coach Ed Morrissey. His task appears daunting, as the Western Big 6 bottom-feeder has won only 20 total games in the last 14 seasons under five different head coaches. They currently are in the midst of a 23-game conference losing streak, and have endured other stretches of 26 and 18 straight losses over the past decade of futility. Morrissey replaces Jason Kirby, who lasted just two seasons at U.T. before taking the football and athletic director duties at West Central High School in Biggsville. Galesburg will play at United Township this fall on September 30th.
The words “Cameron strong” still remain on church walls and t-shirts nearly a year after an EF-2 tornado moved through the tiny Warren County town.
The real winners at the Taste of Galesburg are all the full bellies at the end of the night but there are also some prizes for the food vendors.
A Galesburg man is wanted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department and is considered armed and dangerous.
Galesburg police say an Alexis man was killed while working on the electrical system for the new Kohl’s Department Store on Veterans Drive.