From the Register Mail
The Knox College football team is winless no more.
In front of a sun-drenched Parents Weekend crowd at the Knosher Bowl, the Prairie Fire beat Grinnell 31-21 on Saturday for coach Chad Eisele’s first win at Knox.
“That’s a pretty good team we beat today,” said Eisele. “We didn’t back down and took it to them and you saw the results.”
Knox is now 1-4 in the Midwest Conference and 1-5 overall while Grinnell is 3-2 in the league and 4-2 overall. The Pioneers opened their MWC season by beating defending champion Monmouth 17-15 and knocking out All-American quarterback Alex Tanney for the season.
From the Register Mail
Knox College withstood 402 passing yards by Grinnell College to notch its first victory of the season 31-21 on Saturday.
The Prairie Fire surrendered a touchdown less than two minutes into the game, but scored the next 17 points and held on for the victory.
Dan Kizior and Wolf Vos had short scoring runs for Knox (1-5, 1-4) and Jonas Mack and Clarke Cuthbert had long scoring plays on passes from Drew Diaz. Mack’s went for 80 yards and Cuthbert’s 38-yarder capped the scoring.
From the Quad Cities Online, Dispatch/Argus
Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, presents two remarkable performances of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor. The concerts will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Galesburg, and on Sunday, October 24 at 4:00pm at First Congregational Church, Moline.
Nova Singers, a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, hopes to share this fantastic listening experience with you. Nova Singers is known for bringing a wide variety of choral music to its audiences, and for the spirit and charm the singers impart to their music. Dr. Lane has been serving the greater Galesburg and Quad-Cities communities for over twenty-five years, bringing her passion for music and expressive singing to audiences and singers alike.
Tickets for this concert are available through Nova’s office and at the door. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Bach’s Mass in B Minor is sponsored by a grant from the Community Foundation: Great River Bend. Nova Singers’ 2010-2011 season is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For information about tickets, recordings, or other Nova Singers performances, please call Nova Singers at 309-341-7038 or email email@example.com. Information is also available at www.novasingers.com
From the State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL
‘Spoon River Anthology’
Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology” will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.
Masters grew up in Petersburg and Lewistown, graduated from Lewistown High School and attended Knox College before moving to Chicago to practice law.
“Spoon River Anthology” unfolds through inscriptions on the townsfolk’s tombstones. The sometimes-contradictory perspectives weave a complete portrait of small town life.
In case of foul weather, the event will be held at the Lewistown United Methodist Church.
From the Register Mail
Knox College has always been home to Pete Thierry.
“Where third base is at the Knox baseball field is where our house used to sit. I was born and raised right there,” he said. “I lived on Central Street.”
Thierry, 74, who stands about 5-foot-5, has short black hair tinged with gray and white, a black mustache and an ever-present pair of black Gucci glasses, has been attending Knox games for the past 57 years. “It is just a school that I was born close to and it became a part of my life,” he said. “I had a cousin, Binky Johnson, who played for Knox. He was from East Moline. I followed him all four years he played at Knox.”
Thierry, a 1953 Galesburg High School graduate, is a former Silver Streaks basketball and baseball star. He also played football for one year, but he would not have if it were not for the Knox connection.
“I weighed 100 pounds and was the starting quarterback my sophomore year. Before the football season, Bill Heerde, who played for Knox and was from Knoxville, taught me how to throw a football. He was a quarterback,” Thierry said. “I went to the old Galesburg High School which is where the Public Safety Building is now and I would cut across through Knox to go to school. I would always stop and watch them practice football.”
Heerde is not the only Knox athlete Thierry has bonded with over the years. For three years, he played summer league softball with Knox’s athletic director and head football coach, Chad Eisele, who graduated from Knox in 1993.