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Archive for October 2009

Vishnu Springs’ new life in old roots

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October 25, 2009 at 10:10 am

Emiquon experiment wildly successful

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October 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Knox enrollment up 25 percent since 2002

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October 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Petition takes aim at chemical drift

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October 18, 2009 at 12:05 am

Vishnu Springs Open House

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October 16, 2009 at 1:50 am

Four Pharmacies?

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Does Monmouth really need FOUR pharmacies?

We already have Axline and Shopko in town, Brent Family Pharmacy in Oquawka and multiple pharmacies nearby in Galesburg.  The new Monmouth Walgreens is nearing completion, and just recently I noticed a sign in front of County Market proclaiming that its newly renovated store will be home to Warren County Pharmacy.

Methinks at least one of these Monmouth pharmacies will go belly-up.  You can be sure it won’t be Walgreens, the new big boy muscling in on the block.  I’m hoping that Axline’s drive-through, home delivery service and customer loyalty will save this local business.

Perhaps Axlines should look to ally itself with the County Market venture.  They certainly need to consider expanding their hours.  As a physician prescribing medications (most often by direct-to-pharmacy email prescription), I can say with absolute certainty that Axline loses a significant amount of business because they close at 6 P.M.  Right now that business usually goes to Shopko.  We’ll just have to see what happens once the new players open up.

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October 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Shameful Sportsmanship: Washington Football Coach Darrell Crouch

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Washington Panther’s football coach Darrell Crouch should be ashamed of himself for his horrific show of sportsmanship on Friday night.  Ahead 49-13 in the 4th quarter, Crouch ordered his starting line-up back in the game, passed the ball multiple times, called an onside kick AND a fake punt.  The final score was 57-13.

Here is Crouch’s defense, per the Pekin Daily Times:

Crouch wasn’t happy that Pekin played its starters for much of the second half, tried two onside kicks, and blocked a punt.

“When you do that, you’re saying the game is back on,” he said.

Say WHAT???  Crouch apparently expected the team that was BEHIND BY 36 POINTS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER to lay down, quit, and put in their 2nd team players.  What kind of delusional world does this man live in?  What exactly was the point of rubbing the Dragon’s noses in it like that?

Crouch set a very ugly example for his young players on Friday night.  Let’s hope they don’t learn his lesson of poor sportsmanship.

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October 4, 2009 at 2:25 am