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Largest Gift Ever to Sandburg College Foundation

Carl Sandburg College Foundation

Thanks to a Galesburg woman, more financial aid will be available for students at Carl Sandburg College. This week, the Carl Sandburg College Foundation announced the receipt of the largest gift in its history - 2.5 million dollars.

The money comes from the estate of business-woman, community leader, and philanthropist, Ann Asplund, who died in February at the age of 84.

Foundation officials say she first gave money for nursing scholarships, then decided to set aside money in her will for all Sandburg students. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.