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.
Pete Creighton of Galesburg died last week. He was 91 years old.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a Democrat from Moline, is campaigning against Patrick Harlan of Galesburg for a third term. Today, Bustos announced President Barack Obama is endorsing her.
The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing a new downtown Holiday festival coming to Galesburg this year.
For the fifth year, the Galesburg Public Library and Galesburg Historical Society will be joining together to put on a special Halloween-esque program around town tonight.