Western Courier

Leathernecks baseball surprises Iowa with late comeback but come up short in 8-7 loss

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

May 3, 2019

IOWA CITY, IOWA — For the second time in as many games, the Western Illinois baseball team fell one run short of a comeback against Iowa. The Leathernecks took on the Hawkeyes on Wednesday at Duane Banks Field, and loaded th...

SGA convenes for the final time this year

Marc Ramirez, News editor

May 3, 2019

Aaron Steele, Speaker of the Senate, opened up the last general assembly meeting of the 50th legislative body of the Student Government Association Tuesday night. The evening began with roll call to ensure quorum of the room s...

Track and field pulls double duty at Drake Relays and Kip Janvrin Open to prepare for Summit League Championships

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

May 1, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Western Illinois men and women’s track and field teams concluded their regular spring season last week after competing in the Drake Relays. This event is one of the largest in the country hosting c...

City Council discusses lift station repairs

Steven Barnum, News editor

May 1, 2019

Public Works Director Scott Coker shared with Macomb Aldermen on Monday evening that there’s a leak at the University Drive lift station. The public works department discovered the leak on Easter weekend during a routine inspec...

Baseball loses series to North Dakota State Bison 2-1

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

April 29, 2019

The Western Illinois Leathernecks only pulled off one win in the three-game series against North Dakota State Bison, dropping to 16-25 overall and 10-11 in conference. The series was a battle of position in The Summit League as...

Khalen Saunders drafted 84th overall to Kansas City Chiefs

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

With the 84th pick overall in the NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive tackle and former Western Illinois starter, Khalen Saunders. The 6-foot, 324-pound senior was the Chiefs final pick in the third round of the ...

Baseball looks to bounce back after 15-2 loss to SIU-E

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

April 26, 2019

MACOMB, III. — Western Illinois and SIU-E entered Tuesday’s baseball game with matching records, each looking for their 16th victory. The Cougars ended up clenching the game 15-2 against the Leathernecks. SIU-E have won ...

El Rancherito shuts down after 24 years in Macomb

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 26, 2019

The McDonough County Health Department shut down El Rancherito after the restaurant’s track record of committing healthcode violations. Since 1994, the establishment has been operating at 1514 W Jackson St. After a brief tem...

New faces leave their mark in Leathernecks history books

Brie Coder, Copy Editor

April 24, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — It was all smiles and successful records when the Western Illinois University track and field teams traveled down to Missouri to compete in the Tom Botts Invitational this past weekend. ...

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