Kobe Webster had 13 points to lead five Western Illinois players in double figures as the Leathernecks defeated Oral Roberts 75-66 on Saturday night. Zion Young added 12 points for the Leathernecks. Jordan Hughes chipped in 10, Isaac Johnson scored 10 and C.J. Duff had 10. Kaelen Malone had 17 points for the Golden Eagles (10-20, 6-9 Summit League). Kevin Obanor added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Emmanuel Nzekwesi had 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Leathernecks evened the season series against the Golden Eagles with the win. Oral Roberts defeated Western Illinois 82-63 on Jan. 5. Western Illinois (9-18, 4-10), which snapped its five-game losing streak, faces Denver on the road on Thursday. Oral Roberts finishes out the regular season against Nebraska Omaha at home on Thursday.
Knox County Emergency Management Agency received notice late last week that Knox County was added to the State Disaster Proclamation for the recent flooding in Illinois.
Illinois State Police have now confirmed that a Fulton County Sheriff Deputy was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon as a result of a standoff in rural Avon.
An initiative to provide public transportation for rural Knox County residents could be making a big jump Wednesday night.
Three canines are in the care of the Knox County Humane Society after being rescued Saturday by personnel from Galesburg’s fire and police departments.