A unique collection of student entrepreneurs will be showcasing their business ideas in a trade show-type setting on Tuesday, April 30th. The CEO Program lead by the Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development along with the Galesburg Community Foundation, among others, has been working with selected students since the Fall. “It’s a class that meets off campus (during the) first hour,” KCAP President Ken Springer said. “It takes a limited number of high school juniors and seniors from any high school in Knox County. Instead of going to a typical class, what the students do is: over the course of a year, they go out and visit businesses. The students themselves launch their own business by the end of the year.” Instead of studying from a text book, the students will hear from a business or community leader and learn from them. The trade show is, according to Springer, basically the students’ final exam for the program. Students come up with the business idea, a business plan, select a business structure, and even file for a sole proprietorship and build a website for their business. At the event tomorrow night, students will get evaluated on selling and the viability of their business. The CEO Program Trade Show is being held at the Lake Storey Pavilion tomorrow from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The public is encouraged to attend.
A 19-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing power tools from a Knoxville apartment complex.
While no action was taken Monday night, District 205 administrators appear to be focusing the high school renovation work towards closing the building down during the 2020-21 school year.
Few details are known at this time but Monmouth Police say emergency personnel responded to a Monmouth home on Monday for a deceased child.
District 205 board members approved the removal of the prairie plot located behind Steele Elementary School at last night’s meeting.