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    ...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.
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    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.
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    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.

WIU Marching Leathernecks to Perform in Metallica Competition

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University has announced that the WIU Marching Leathernecks will compete in the Metallica Marching Band Competition on September 9th, 16th, and 21st.

Metallica invites marching bands of all levels to participate in a competition where they can showcase their skills by crafting unique and impressive performances of Metallica’s music.

To aid them in this endeavor, Hal Leonard will provide a library of marching band charts for Metallica songs via sheetmusicdirect.com. The bands with the most outstanding performances will be awarded musical equipment for their school program, sponsored by Metallica and partners.

The Marching Leathernecks consist of students from almost every discipline on the WIU campus. These students have a strong commitment to excellence that has become an integral part of the University’s legacy and the Marching Leathernecks. The band is renowned for its powerful sound and unique innovations, which have impressed audiences throughout the Midwest. The Marching Leathernecks regularly provide support for many local and regional events and enjoy a close bond with the Macomb campus community.

For more information on WIU’s Marching Band, visit wiu.edu/bands. For more information on the Metallica competition, visit metallicamarchingband.com/.

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