News for Community

Friday, April 24 2015
Brad Fritz, from NelsonCorp Wealth Management, has qualified for Cambridge Signature Club 2015. This qualification was announced by his independent broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., one of the largest privately-owned independent broker-dealers in the U.S. Qualification for Cambridge Signature Club honors a financial advisor’s independent business accomplishments in ...read more
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Thursday, April 23 2015
During ICBA Community Banking Month, the Independent Community Bankers of America ® (ICBA) celebrates Citizens First Bank and the nation’s more than 6,000 community banks, which build stronger communities by helping local customers gain financial stability through quality products and services and access to financial literacy information and tools. “Community banks are ...read more
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Wednesday, April 22 2015
On Wednesday, April 15, Ashford University’s Office of Service and Leadership organized a trip to Fairdale, Ill. to help with tornado recovery efforts. The Ashford service team, which was initiated by concerned students, was one of the first relief groups allowed into Fairdale following the tornado that struck the area on April 9. “Once I saw the devastation online on Friday, all I ...read more
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Monday, April 20 2015
The American Red Cross announces the release of its new Emergency App which gives people instant access to weather alerts, life-saving information and ways to contact family and friends in one free, easy-to-use app for mobile devices. This all-inclusive app provides expert advice on what to do in case of disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, home fires, wildfires and more. ...read more
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Wednesday, April 15 2015
Clinton Community College is celebrating Community College Month throughout April. One aspect of our celebration is Pay It Forward Week, where the college community engages in activities to improve the community. Activities include the Adopt R Campus and Adopt R Highway Clean Ups on April 13. You will find students, faculty and staff picking up trash, and beautifying our grounds. In addition, a ...read more
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Tuesday, April 14 2015
Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional theatre company in Mount Carroll, is seeking volunteers for the Timber Lake Playhouse Volunteer Program. At the heart of the TLP mission is an on-going commitment to provide the best in professional theatre in Northern Illinois. To do this, TLP must rely on volunteers to support the mission. All area residents who share a commitment to the arts are ...read more
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Monday, April 13 2015
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. Four volunteers from Citizens First Bank visiting 6 area elementary classrooms are exploring families, selves, city ...read more
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Friday, April 10 2015
May 2-3 will be an exciting time for Ashford University as it welcomes its Spring 2015 graduating class to a weekend of commencement activities. More than 7,500 students are scheduled to complete their Ashford degrees and 1,100 of them, along with their friends and families, are planning to participate in the commencement celebration. Food, fun, and friends await graduates and their families ...read more
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Wednesday, April 08 2015
Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional summer theatre of Northwest Illinois, will host several programs this summer for area youth, including the opportunity to perform with the resident professional company in their productions of The Big Meal , Peter Pan , Big Fish and James and the Giant Peach . The company will also conduct its annual theatre education workshops for both children and ...read more
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Wednesday, April 08 2015
The American Queen Steamboat Company and Shore Excursions of America announced last February that Clinton, Iowa, will be added as a new tour stop in 2015. Since the announcement, a local committee has coordinated with the American Queen staff to ensure a great experience for these guests. Many community members and area businesses have expressed an interest in helping to welcome the American ...read more
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Friday, April 03 2015
The Fulton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was granted $1000.00 from the D.S. Flikkema Foundation. The funds will be used for cultural activities such as dance, art, and music at their festivals and events for 2015. The Fulton Chamber of Commerce currently supports Summer Nights, Culinary Walk, Fall Fest, Shop Hop, & Christmas Walk for the community. D.S. Flikkema supported the belief ...read more
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Friday, April 03 2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton hosted another hilariously successful fundraiser, their Night of Laughs dueling pianos event, last Friday, March 27 at Gil’s Restaurant and Ballroom. Clinton area residents stepped up their game this year and helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton raise thousands of dollars towards their one-on-one youth mentoring programs. Attendees at this ...read more
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Friday, March 27 2015
Citizens First Bank employees recently presented checks 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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Thursday, March 26 2015
Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional summer theatre in Mount Carroll, has appointed Dan Danielowski of Byron, Illinois as Executive Director. Mr. Danielowski began in December, joining Artistic Director James Beaudry in leading the company into its 54th season. Danielowski received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, majoring in Communications with a ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
The D.S. Flikkema Foundation will soon be awarding area organizations with 2015 grants. Since it was established in 2008, the D.S. Flikkema Foundation has awarded nearly $400,000 in grants and scholarships. The foundation is an endowment fund of the Fulton Association for Community Enrichment (FACE), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. The D.S. Flikkema Foundation is ...read more
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