State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha announced the official launch of his Third Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st through 5th grade students who live within the 74th Legislative District. With the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing on July 20 this Summer, Swanson’s theme this year for the program is “Summer Reading is Out of this World”. The program is offered to encourage students to read over the summer and promote the lifelong benefits of literacy. Swanson said, “This is a great way to encourage young people in our region to read over their summer breaks from school. Students who do not read over the summer are much further behind, academically than their classmates who continue reading during summer break.” Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading program offered through area libraries. Participating students have until August 2nd to read their eight books and will be invited to a special party upon completion of the program. Brochures are available on Representative Swanson’s website, by calling his Woodhull District Office at 334-74-74 or by visiting your local library.
Memorial Day brings lots of travel and the increased awareness of being safe on roadways.
Legislation sponsored by State Representative Dan Swanson mandating insurance coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy for a person with a tick-borne disease was sent to the Governor on Wednesday, May 22nd after passing in the State […]
Poppy Days with the Galesburg American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary is May 24th and 25th. The Legion and Legion Auxiliary will be distributing red poppies at various businesses locally.
Knox County’s unemployment situation improved from March to April, as more are finding seasonal work.