News for Community

Wednesday, November 26 2014
Citizens First Bank’s Camanche branch is hosting a Sharing Tree for the Camanche Sharing Tree Committee’s Christmas gift drive. Each tag on the tree represents a Camanche child in need of a Christmas gift and includes clothing size, age if available, and gift ideas. Area residents who wish to spread their holiday spirit are asked to stop in at Citizens First Bank, 403 South Washington ...read more
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Tuesday, November 25 2014
Just one week remains to register for the 2014 Clinton Kiwanis Club Christmas Lighting Contest. This is great news for those who love to decorate for the Christmas season. The contest will award $100 River Cities Gold prizes in four categories on December 17 at the regular Kiwanis Club meeting. Lighting categories include: Best Use of Theme Neighborhood Entry Best Use of Music or Automation ...read more
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Tuesday, November 25 2014
The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has again collected holiday and greeting cards for our troops during the fall 2014 semester. Members of PTK worked with CCC staff, faculty, students and community members to collect more than 1,000 cards with personal messages of hope and gratitude for those members of our military serving overseas and wounded warriors recovering. The ...read more
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Monday, November 24 2014
More than 100 runners and walkers hit the trail in DeWitt on Sunday to raise money for the American Red Cross. Participants lined up at the starting line at Westbrook Park on a damp Sunday morning­­ for the 7th Annual Run for the Red 5K and Fun Run. David Zimmer of Dewitt was the overall winner, finishing with a time of 17:17.5. Paloma Goncalves Oliveira of Clinton was the top female ...read more
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Friday, November 21 2014
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when people spend a lot of time in the kitchen and there are tips they can use to avoid a cooking fire while whipping up their holiday dinner. Cooking fires account for 43 percent of all home fires in the United States and are the leading cause of fire in suburban and urban communities. Millions of people will also travel to spend time with loved ones and the ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Citizens First Bank announces that Evan Trenkamp has recently joined its staff specializing in Ag and Commercial lending. Evan was formerly employed with Clinton National Bank and has 4 years of real estate, consumer, agriculture and commercial lending experience. Evan graduated from University of Wisconsin Platteville with a degree in Agriculture Business and is currently attending Upper Iowa ...read more
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
As part of their process of determining grants, the trustees of the D.S. Flikkema Foundation review information received from groups interested in being considered for such grants. The grant cycle for 2015 D.S. Flikkema grants is from November 17, 2014, to January 9, 2015. Any charitable organization serving Fulton can submit an application online through the Community Foundation of the Great ...read more
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Thursday, November 13 2014
With school budgets feeling the pinch throughout our region, Ascentra Credit Union decided to help alleviate some of the financial burdens our schools systems are experiencing. From January through June, all qualifying new members that joined Ascentra were given the option to have the credit union donate $25 to either the school of their choice or the Children’s Miracle Network. Ascentra ...read more
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
Timber Lake Playhouse hosted its annual donor appreciation dinner on Saturday, November 8 th at the Plumtree Lodge at Lake Carroll. Since 2008, the event has included the induction of notable members of the TLP family into the company’s Hall of Fame. This year’s honorees included film and television actress, Jennifer Garner, three-time board member and former president, Diane Olds, ...read more
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Wednesday, November 05 2014
Gerard ("G") Kleijn, a millwright from Verbij Hoogmade BV in the Netherlands, spent three days in Fulton, Illinois, at the end of October. He thoroughly investigated weaknesses in Fulton's authentic Dutch windmill, repaired problems, and outlined future maintenance schedules. Several of Fulton's Volunteer Millers worked with him. He had previously worked at the Fulton windmill ...read more
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Thursday, October 30 2014
Fulton's Windmill Cultural Center continues its evolution as a learning center with a new adult research area designated in the educational wing of the facility. WCC received a D.S. Flikkema grant to develop this mill research section. The space will house material from The International Molinological Society (TIMS), the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM), slides and books from ...read more
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Wednesday, September 17 2014
Many Fulton businesses are very charitable and might be interested in creating a way that they could give to the community year after year regardless of how well the business is doing at the time. Investing some money today and over the next two years could provide any Fulton business with just such a way to give monetary grants to charities every year and forever. Right now Fulton’s ...read more
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