• River Flood Warning - Click for Details
    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    LOCATION
    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO1
    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
    INFO2
    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
    INFO3
    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
    INFO4
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
    PRECAUTIONS
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The next statement will be issued by Monday evening at 845 PM CDT.

Course Marked and Ready for 2023 Hog Days Stampede

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If you’re planning to run in the annual Kewanee Hog Days Stampede, the course has been marked and the countdown is on. It’s year 47 for the annual Stampede and, per the tradition, the legendary Nelson Lay and his capable assistant, Jay Cone, marked the course just last week. The 1 mile Hog Jog starts in the 100 block of South Chestnut with the 4 mile course commencing in the 200 block. The Finish Line is located in front of the Kewanee YMCA. In a first for the event, members of the Marine Corp Band, who will be in town to perform and take part in the Hog Days Parade, will also be taking part in the Hog Days Stampede.

Nelson Lay and Jay Cone mark the course for the Hog Days Stampede.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to enter either the 1 or 4 mile event. Entry forms are available at Breedlove’s Sporting Goods locations and the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce office. Online registration is encouraged and can be completed through www.getmeregistered.com/hogdaystampede. Forms can also be downloaded at www.kewanee-il.com and click on the Hog Day Stampede tab The 2023 Hog Day Stampede is sponsored by the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce and presented by Breedlove’s Sporting Goods, Galva-Kewanee-Stark County Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Community State Bank and OSF Healthcare St. Luke Medical Center.

If you’re planning to run in the Hog Days Stampede and you want to make sure you get a Stampede t-shirt, you need to register before August 30th.

 

 

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