News for Community

Friday, April 18 2014
The naturalists for Clinton County Conservation works with so many wonderful educators in support of the our program it is always difficult to make a selection. This semester, this award goes to Tricia Todtz of Jefferson Elementary. Tricia invites the naturalists of Clinton County Conservation to her classroom regularly and also awards the students with an out of school field trip on the Blue ...read more
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Friday, April 18 2014
A tradition of peace that started almost two decades ago will continue at Ashford University when a new peace pole is placed on campus on Monday, April 21. Through the efforts of a peacemaking class project, a campus “peace garden” was dedicated after months of planning and hard work on April 21, 1995. As part of the 1995 ceremony, a peace pole adorned with peace greetings in four ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
Citizens First Bank has partnered with Junior Achievement to help celebrate National Financial Literacy Month. Teaching children about financial literacy and savings education is great start to help children become aware of the impact financial awareness has on their lives. Twenty seven third graders will explore city planning, money management, the difference between needs and wants, how to ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
The Clinton Regional Development Corporation (CRDC), Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC) and Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) have extended the deadline for their local amateur photography contest. The idea behind the contest, “#SpiritOfClinton,” is to collect photos that capture the vibrant spirit of our river community. The photos should be relatively recent and show ...read more
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Friday, April 11 2014
Opportunity Knocks! Excitement is building! In August 2010 Iowa participated for the first time in the multi-state Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale event, along with West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Over half the communities on the Lincoln Highway in Iowa participated with over 500 yard sales held. It would be great to double the number of sales. We will soon be celebrating Iowa's ...read more
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Tuesday, April 08 2014
The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Mary Connell, President and CEO of Air Control Inc., in Clinton, Iowa as its 2014 Iowa Small Business Person of the Year. In recognition of the small business community’s contributions to the American economy and society, the President of the United States designates one week each year as National Small Business Week. Scheduled for the week ...read more
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Tuesday, April 08 2014
After 30 years of running marathons, Clint Burleson, of New Mexico, thought it would be worthwhile to organize interesting but low key marathons into a multiple-day series of marathons. The series, known as Mainly Marathons, appeals to the runner who wants to run five marathons in five different locations all in consecutive days. While Mainly Marathons are usually based in the U.S. Southwest or ...read more
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Monday, April 07 2014
Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional, non-profit summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will hold auditions for the children’s ensemble of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the adult ensemble of Young Frankenstein on Saturday May 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the theatre in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Auditions for Gavroche and Young Cosette in Les Miserables will be Sunday, April ...read more
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Monday, April 07 2014
Comprehensive Rehab is celebrating ten years of business in Muscatine and the entire staff is more passionate about the future than ever! Comprehensive Rehab started in Clinton, Iowa in 2001 with a team of caring, skilled healthcare professionals dedicated to provide the best possible physical, occupational and speech therapy for children and adults. The second facility to open was in Muscatine ...read more
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Monday, April 07 2014
Citizens First Bank recently held a drawing in conjunction with their Anniversary Open House. The winner of the $500 gift card was William Goldsmith and the winner of the $250 gift card was Daniel Tegeler. Citizens First Bank’s Anniversary Open House was held to celebrate 14 years in business as well as the completion of a major building expansion which nearly doubled the size of the ...read more
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Monday, April 07 2014
Citizens First Bank employees recently presented a check to the Gateway After Prom representatives. Citizens First Bank donates to the Gateway After Prom event each time the Clinton High School River Kings makes a first down during the regular football season. The program is under the direction of KROS Radio and is entitled “Citizens First First Down.” This year Citizens First Bank ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
A small distillery in Eastern Iowa is turning heads all over the country with their award winning handmade spirits. Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire, Iowa has recently been recognized with 8 different awards at international tasting competitions. Most significantly, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has awarded MRDC’s River Rose Gin with a gold medal. This ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
Just two days before their 2014 season opener, the Clinton LumberKings, in accordance with the Seattle Mariners, announced their official roster. The LumberKings’ 26-man roster – trimmed to 25 by the season opener Thursday – features five of Seattle’s top 30 prospects according to Baseball America, and four returnees who spent all of or a portion of their 2013 seasons in ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
The Clinton LumberKings made an addition to its staff this week as General Manager Ted Tornow and Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations Cheyne Reiter announced the hiring of Massachusetts native Mike Weisman. Weisman, 25, spent last summer as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Bellingham Bells, a member of the West Coast League, a summer collegiate league in the ...read more
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Tuesday, April 01 2014
Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. (HK) has moved up nine spots, from 83 to 74, on the Top 100 CPA firms in the U.S. HK was also recognized as the second fastest growing CPA firm in the Midwest. (Accounting Today , March 2014) Greg Burbach, CPA, CFP ® , managing partner, states, “The firm had an exciting 2013 with the addition of Davenport and Madison offices and continued focus on ...read more
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Monday, March 31 2014
The Clinton LumberKings are pleased to announce their 2014 promotional schedule as the home opener on April 8 quickly approaches. The sixth season as the Single-A affiliate for the Seattle Mariners brings a number of new and exciting promotions, coupled with the return of many fan favorite nights and giveaways. Concerts, fireworks, and giveaways highlight a packed schedule at Ashford University ...read more
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Monday, March 31 2014
The City of Fulton, Fulton Township, Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and Fulton Kiwanis Club will offer a recycling event for the residents of Fulton on Saturday, April 26, from 8:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the Robert Fulton Community Center (former Fulton Fire Station). The disposal service is provided free to City of Fulton and Fulton Township residents only . Disposal services offered include ...read more
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Thursday, March 27 2014
Citizens First Bank will provide free personal document shredding to the community on Saturday, April 19 th . The event will take place from 9:00am-11:00am at Citizens First Bank’s Office at 1442 Lincoln Way. Please watch for signs and traffic direction. Citizens First Marketing Director, Paula Mayer, says identity theft and fraud protection is as important as locking the doors to your ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
The coaching carousel continued for the Clinton LumberKings Tuesday morning. The Seattle Mariners and Director of Player Development Chris Gwynn announced Scott Steinmann would take the reins as manager of the LumberKings following Chris Prieto’s promotion to Seattle. In mid-January, Prieto was named by the Mariners’ organization as Clinton’s skipper. Last week, however, Prieto ...read more
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Monday, March 24 2014
The volunteer educators at Fulton’s Windmill Cultural Center will begin youth tours in April 2014. This year’s theme is “Life’s A Breeze.” Visitors will learn about the power of wind and weather, with a cultural and science emphasis adapted to each grade level. School children will visit four stations in Fulton’s windmill area, two at the Windmill Cultural ...read more
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Friday, March 21 2014
The Clinton County Development Association has announced that the re-design of their website will go live to the public on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The website re-design includes information regarding the Fund A and Fund B grant application process, with a Grant Application Assistance video now available to the public. It also includes a CCDA News section that will be used to deploy information ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with a total of six Diamond Awards, which recognize outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council at the council’s annual conference held March 12-15 in Orlando, Fla. Awards are given in ...read more
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Thursday, March 20 2014
Each year, more than 5 million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross training classes and people in Clinton can join the ranks of these everyday heroes by taking a class now. The April class schedule is attached. The First Aid and CPR/AED course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies ...read more
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Monday, March 10 2014
Another Habitat home is going up in Clinton County and the local Habitat organization is not only erecting new walls but also building a stronger foundation with new volunteers. The “Fifty Volunteers” campaign sets the stage for Clinton County Habitat for Humanity to recruit volunteers who are willing to donate their time and energy on the construction site of the eighth home as well ...read more
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