Thursday, August 24, 2023
Part of Highway 150 to be named in honor of Deputy Nicholas Weist

Swanson pointed out that Deputy Weist was off duty at the time of the incident. “He was heading home; he was actually in Henry County. He lived in Viola; he…

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
More than 100 attend farmland assessment seminar series

Yesterday we wrapped up our Farmland Assessment Seminar at Knox County Farm Bureau hosted by Knox and Mercer County Farm Bureau. We then traveled to Lavender Crest hosted by Henry…

Monday, August 21, 2023
Around the district

We had a nice time visiting with the campers out at Lake Storey, for Heritage Days this weekend. Saturday evening, after a great rib-eye meal at the Warren County Fairgrounds…

Friday, August 18, 2023
Reminder: Farmland Assessment Seminars next week

There will be four meetings spread over two days. 1 p.m. Monday August 21 – Spoon River College Community Outreach Center, 2500 E. Jackson, Macomb 3 p.m. Monday August 21…

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Day on Saturday August 19

The Mercer County Farm Bureau is hosting an Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Day on August 19th at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. This will start at 9am under the pavilion closest to…

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Rep. Swanson to host Farmland Assessment Seminars with area Farm Bureaus

WOODHULL – State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) has announced that he will be joining forces with our local Farm Bureau offices to host a series of Farmland Assessment Seminars throughout…

Monday, August 7, 2023
Another busy weekend around the district

This weekend started off with a beautiful night to enjoy the Macomb Municipal Band entertaining a great crowd at Macomb City Hall. I also helped my friend Dwight White cook…

Friday, August 4, 2023
Popcorn is Illinois’ official state snack food

On this day back in 2004 popcorn was declared Illinois’ official state snack food. Take a moment this weekend to enjoy some of this delicious Illinois-produced snack.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month in Illinois

This spring I was proud to present a resolution in the House to declare August as Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month in Illinois. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a progressive…

Monday, July 31, 2023
Around the District-Blackhawk College

It was a busy weekend in the 71st district. One of the highlights for Rep. Swanson was celebrating his being named Blackhawk College East Ag Alumni of the Year. “I…