News for Community

Sunday, October 18, 2020
We tried to have one last day of Curbside Concessions, but we should have suspected we would wind up going to extra innings at least once this year. We will have food available on Thursday, October 22nd from noon to 6 pm. In the spirit of going into extras, we have discounted prices across the board on food baskets and Garbage Pails. Fans can view the order form here or order over the phone by ...read more
Categories: Community
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is working to connect with people who have lost their jobs, been laid off, or experienced a reduction in hours due to COVID19, and are interested in free training from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC). EICC has been awarded grant funding to cover the cost of tuition for students interested in their Truck Driving, Manufacturing Awareness, or Frontline ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Friday, October 16, 2020
Ascentra Credit Union has made a $15,000 pledge over the next 3 years to the United Way Quad Cities’ efforts to help address the inequities that affect blacks and minorities throughout our region. Ascentra joins a growing list of investor businesses and organizations, in a community-wide joint effort lead by the United Way Quad Cities whose aim is to raise $200,000 to help fund strategic efforts ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Citizens First Bank is very pleased to announce a $2500 sponsorship of the Manufacturing Awareness program at Clinton Community College.  The funds will provide scholarships for students to participate in the Manufacturing Awareness program through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.  The series of online classes provides an overview on topics such as forklift safety, assembly, and supply chain ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
As of October 2020, nearly 160,000 people, including 55,000 children are now facing food insecurity in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. “There are over 50,000 more people in our service area who do not have enough food because of COVID-19,” said Mike Miller, president and CEO of River Bend Foodbank. “I am sad to report that we are now at the highest level of food insecurity ever.”Ascentra Credit ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Alan “Al” Tubbs is this year’s recipient of the Bruning Award for his leadership and longstanding dedication to providing financial guidance and support to farmers, agricultural businesses and small communities in rural America.  “It’s remarkable to have my past work in the agriculture and financial industries recognized,” said Tubbs. “Agriculture is where I’ve grown up and the largest segment of ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. financial institutions ranked in the American Bankers Association’s top 100 list for farm lenders by dollar volume. The institutions – First Central State Bank, Maquoketa State Bank and Ohnward Bank & Trust – ranked 90th in the country for agriculture lending by dollar volume in the second quarter of 2020. Ohnward’s roots were built through helping the eastern Iowa and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Certification is a great way to demonstrate your hard-won professional knowledge and experience. For people involved in project management and its related careers, gaining an accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an instant way of letting colleagues and prospective employers know you know what you're doing in project management.   Eastern Iowa Community Colleges regularly ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Jennifer Naeve, native of Clinton, and resident of DeWitt, Iowa is among 39 credit union professionals and volunteers named to the Credit Union National Association’s 2020 Credit Union Rock Star list by the editorial team of Credit Union Magazine.The Credit Union Rock Stars program recognizes outstanding credit union professionals and volunteers from a wide range of disciplines who use their ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, October 05, 2020
Clinton, Iowa (October 5, 2020) – With many in person fundraising events on hold or cancelled this year, United Way of Clinton County, Iowa (UWCCI) has moved its Winter Getaway Raffle forward to help launch the new Fall campaign. With hundreds of tickets sold each year, it’s one of their most important fundraisers. The grand prize winner has the choice of an eight day/seven night stay at the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, October 02, 2020
The Clinton Community College Bickelhaupt Arboretum is now welcoming guests to the east portion of the arboretum for the remaining weeks of Arts at the Arb 2020.  The 5th annual Arts at the Arb features artist Terry Rathje whose work will be displayed through October.  Due to the large number of trees damaged during the August 10 derecho, the Bickelhaupt Arboretum has been closed to guests.  The ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, October 02, 2020
Dale Owen of Ascentra Credit Union has been elected to serve on the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) Board of Directors for 2020-2021. By serving on the ICUL Board, Owen represents the collective interests and future of Iowa's 86 credit unions and their more than 1.3 million members. ICUL is the trade association for Iowa's not-for-profit credit union industry."On behalf of the Iowa Credit Union ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, October 01, 2020
The Walk to End Alzheimer's™ is still going strong throughout Iowa, and if you haven't started your team yet, there's still plenty of time. Fundraising will continue through December 31, 2020, and since the Walk is everywhere this year, you can walk with your small group of family or friends anytime and anywhere throughout your community. Now more than ever, funds raised through the Walk to End ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Thursday, October 01, 2020
The Land Trends and Value Survey, presented by the Iowa Farm and Land Chapter #2 REALTORS Land Institute, reported no increase or decrease in cropland values on a statewide average for the March 2020 to September 2020 period. Combining this stable period with the 0.1% increase reported in March 2020 indicates a statewide average increase of 0.1% from September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2020.    In ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Clinton Community College has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Des Moines Register.  This is the 9th consecutive time CCC has made the list.  The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Citizens First Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jens Baker to their board of directors.  Jens brings varied professional experience to the board, including his current role as Principal at Apex Construction Consultants, specializing in expert witness testimony for the construction industry.  Jens holds degrees in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa, and his ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
MercyOne Clinton Medical Center is offering a free program to prevent type 2 diabetes, starting Tuesday, Sept. 29. It's called "Prevent T2," and is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Prevent T2" is a proven program designed to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.  Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, participants learn the ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Friday, September 18, 2020
MercyOne Clinton Medical Center is continuing to offer free, virtual versions of its Healthy Expectations: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond prenatal class as well as its breastfeeding class in the coming months.  Virtual Healthy Expectations: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, will be offered free to expectant mothers and their support persons on Saturday, Sept. 26, and on Saturday, Nov. 7. Classes are ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
First Central State Bank is donating a total of $5,500 to local school districts this fall to help offset extra costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those receiving monetary contributions include Central DeWitt, Clinton, Northeast, North Scott and Pleasant Valley school districts, and St. Joseph and Prince of Peace Catholic Schools.  “This is an unprecedented year for area school districts,” ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, February 10, 2020
First Central State Bank CEO Brigham Tubbs has announced four promotions.  Melisa Maher, John Jackson, Chris Sterbenz and Cynthia Kaczinski all recently earned promotions at First Central State Bank, which has several locations in eastern Iowa, including Clinton, DeWitt, Eldridge, Goose Lake and LeClaire.  All four have demonstrated an ability to go the extra mile in creating a great team ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A remodeling project at First Central State Bank’s Goose Lake branch is nearing completion.  To celebrate, First Central State Bank will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the bank’s location,  223 Main St. The DeWitt Chamber and Development Company and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting to begin the festivities.  First Central State Bank ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 10, 2020
As a volunteer firefighter, Tyler Vandendooren knows the feeling of lending a helping hand.  Now, he’s adding another way to help area residents by recently joining First Central State Bank as an Assistant Vice President in Commercial and Agriculture Lending. That doesn’t mean he’s giving up on the Thomson, Illinois, Fire Department. He’ll continue to be an Assistant Fire Chief and EMT for the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release