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Friday, May 17, 2019
The academic accomplishments of ten area students have been recognized by the 2019 Ascentra Scholarship Program.  These ten future leaders were selected to receive $1,000 each to help offset the rising costs of attending a college or university and get one step closer to achieving their academic goals. Ascentra Credit Union is committed to supporting education initiatives in the community.  Every ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Friday, May 17, 2019
Late offense by the Clinton LumberKings fell one-run short in a series opening loss with the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Thursday night. Home runs from Thomas Jones and Will Banfield were not enough for Clinton (19-19) to overcome early offense by the Kernels (18-22).Chris Vallimont started for the LumberKings and pitched himself into trouble in the opening inning. He walked the first two batters he ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, May 16, 2019
James Nelson and John Nelson of NelsonCorp Wealth Management were recognized by their broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. participate in their Signature Club conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Cambridge independent financial advisors are invited to participate based on their dedication to service excellence while staying true to Cambridge’s core values of integrity, commitment, ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Clinton LumberKings come back home following the longest road trip of the season to host the Cedar Rapids Kernels for the first time in 2019. The homestand will feature Hometown Heroes Night on Saturday, May 18th with the LumberKings taking the field in Clinton Fire Department themed uniforms to honor the sacrifice of fallen fire fighter Eric Hosette and injured fire fighter Adam Cain. The ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The temporary levee broke under pressure, but the will of the Quad Cities region is stronger than ever.  The boots on the ground organizations have been busy helping people with housing and cleanup efforts since the Mississippi River recently inundated and devastated parts of the Quad Cities region.   Now, the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation is joining efforts to strengthen the long-term ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announces many events throughout the summer.  Come tour the TLP grounds on Saturday, May 25.  Tours begin at 10:00 in front of the theatre.  Hot dogs and chips will be served in the dining hall beginning at 11:30.  Families will love to have Lunch with Ariel, the Little Mermaid, on Saturday, June 1 from ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, May 10, 2019
The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum," is making many magical moments in May. At WOW Wednesday you’ll experiment with leftover Peeps. Then, it’s time for music with Miss April and Miss Amanda at Funtime Friday. Each of these programs is free with regular museum admission or membership. Monday, May 20, brings a Pizza Ranch Fundraiser Night, from 5 to 8 ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Friday, May 10, 2019
Come one, come all, to the 22nd annual Clinton LumberKings Baseball Clinic on Saturday, June 1st. Baseball players in and around Clinton, do not miss an opportunity to learn from the pros.This clinic is a perfect chance for baseball players between the ages of 6 and 18 to improve their skills in hitting, fielding, or pitching. Clinton LumberKings players and coaches will be on hand to teach local ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single month during April 2019. Pate’s Business Services Division processed 2,326 filings for new businesses in April. The previous one-month record was 2,204, set in March of 2018.   The news comes while Iowa is celebrating Small Business Week and coincides with recent reports that Iowa is the best ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
The Volunteer Miller program for the month of May brings a unique travelogue to the Windmill Cultural Center at 100 10th Avenue Fulton, IL on Sunday May 19 at 2:00pm.  Traci (Vanderploeg) Kraemer is a native of Fulton, IL.  She and her husband, Ross, have been to 26 countries in the past 12 years, including three countries in Africa in the past 18 months.  Travel photography is her favorite ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
The Illinois Arts Council has awarded Timber Lake Playhouse a grant to create a paid apprentice program for area teens interested in pursuing careers in the theatre arts. TLP is accepting applications for the apprenticeship program through May 28.  Timber Lake Playhouse, operating in its 58th season, hires performers, directors and designers from around the country each year. The apprentice ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, May 03, 2019
Since 1981, the Clinton Community College Alumni Association has been honoring those that have made “outstanding” contributions during the year.  In 2019, the Alumni Association is celebrating the 38th year of honoring outstanding contributions to Clinton Community College.     The 2019 Outstanding Awards are presented to:  Outstanding Business Associate – Winkel, Parker & Foster, CPA PCThe ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Thursday, May 02, 2019
The Muddy River Camera Club will be exhibiting their photography at the River Arts Center, 229-5th Ave. South in downtown Clinton through Sunday, June 16.  A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. All exhibits are free and open to the public. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 PM.   The camera club was organized in 2007 providing a ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, opens its Magic Owl Children’s Theatre with Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In a Play!” on May 7 and continuing through May 11.  Mo Willems, the author of the best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, brings you a rollicking celebration of friendship and fun in a colorful musical for children and their ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Summit Lake Coffee Co is excited to announce a new location where our fresh roasted coffee is now available.  For our friends in the DeWitt area, you can now pick up a bag of Summit Lake Coffee at Butt's Meat Market, 911 11th Street, DeWitt.  We will have our single origin, flavored, and blended coffees roasted and delivered fresh so you can get a bag today.  Stop in, say hi, and tell them Bill ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Monday, April 22, 2019
Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will feature Dolly…And Friends during the May Concert Series. Dolly…and Friends features the music of Dolly Parton and appearances by some of Nashville’s greatest talents all portrayed by Nashville recording artist and local performer, Brooke Byam and friends.Brooke was born and raised in Clinton, IA. She ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, April 22, 2019
 ​Record-breaking cold and snowfall slowed housing sales in the region during the first quarter of 2019. Across all of our markets, 5% fewer homes sold than last year. But there was considerable variation from market to market, as shown on our regional activity chart, attached.  Warm April weather has opened the floodgates, releasing pent up buyer demand. Unfortunately, affordable inventory isn’t ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
First Central State Bank will host a shred day to help local residents dispose of secure records.  The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. May 9 in Clinton at First Central State Bank's Lincoln Way location. This event is free and open to everyone.  If residents are unable to make that timeframe, First Central State Bank will host several shred events over a two-day period. Other shred events ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Monday, April 01, 2019
The Keep Iowa Beautiful Board of Directors has announced the 2019 annual award winners for enhancing the beauty, cleanliness and attractiveness of the state of Iowa. The four award categories are community, organization, corporate and individual. “The KIB award program is designed to recognize people and organizations that have gone the extra mile to help build stronger Iowa communities,” said ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, March 18, 2019
Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being accepted. The fourteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes.  The $100,000 in seed funding consists of a $50,000 contribution from John and Mary Pappajohn and a $50,000 match from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The goal of this competition is to support Iowa’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic
Friday, March 15, 2019
Kara Marr began her banking career as a teller at the age of 18.  She’s worked in several facets of the banking industry since that time, and now, she has been promoted to Vice President at First Central State Bank.  First Central State Bank CEO Brigham Tubbs said Marr’s versatility and attention to customer service align with First Central’s continued mission.  “Kara has been a valuable team ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release