News for Community

Friday, February 27 2015
The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “Everyday heroes help those in need in Iowa,” said Leslie Schaffer, Regional Executive for the Iowa Region. “They are our volunteers, our blood donors, people who take our classes or those who make a financial contribution to help us help others. During Red Cross Month we thank ...read more
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Wednesday, February 25 2015
The Education Committee of the Windmill Area and Schmaling Memorial Public Library, Fulton’s public library, needs used books for a book sale to be held on April 17 and 18, 2015. The groups are accepting all books except encyclopedias, text books, magazines, and severely used books. Other acceptable items are VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles. Books and other items may be dropped off at ...read more
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Wednesday, February 25 2015
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., representatives from the Bureau of Prisons and the Small Business Administration will provide information and instructions on conducting business with the AUSP Thomson. Bureau of Prisons staff will discuss topics such as the federal procurement process, the System for Award Management (SAM), and the Federal Business Opportunity website ...read more
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Friday, February 20 2015
Dr. Charlie Minnick, vice president and campus director of Ashford University, has been invited to become a member of the Community Relations Board (CRB) for the United States Penitentiary in Thomson, Ill. The invitation came in a letter from Warden Donald Hudson, who said, “CRB meetings provide a means for mutual communication and support between institutions and their local communities. ...read more
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Thursday, February 19 2015
U.S. Bank, through the U.S. Bank Foundation, recently awarded economic opportunity grants to two nonprofit organizations in Clinton, Iowa. Economic opportunity grants support civic and community based organizations that provide affordable housing, encourage self-sufficiency and assist in economic development. The organizations that recently received grants from the U.S. Bank Foundation are: The ...read more
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Thursday, February 19 2015
As demand for their Cody Road Whiskey grows, Mississippi River Distilling Company is partnering with another local business to grow their production. This Friday, Crawford Brewing Equipment, a division of the Crawford Company in Rock Island, Illinois, will deliver and install a new 1,400 gallon mash tank at the distillery. The new mash tank has been custom built to specifications from MRDC and ...read more
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Tuesday, February 17 2015
The American Queen Steamboat Company and Shore Excursions of America have announced that Clinton, Iowa, will be added as a new tour stop in 2015. A local committee has worked to propose tour options that will introduce the American Queen passengers to everything from the Clinton area’s heritage, culinary experiences, farm life, to shopping and dining downtown. The Shore Excursions of ...read more
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Monday, February 16 2015
The Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition is offering a total of $10,000 in scholarships to assist members planning to further their education. There will be a total of ten scholarships which will be awarded to students as follows: Five $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors planning to enter college Five $1,000 scholarships for members age 19 or over, considered non-traditional or ...read more
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Thursday, February 12 2015
The Thomson Fulton Area Food Pantry was one of several pantries sharing in the 'Harvest For All' crop drive. The young leaders of the Carroll County Farm Bureau sponsor the drive each year. Thomson Fulton pantry volunteers, Ron Shear and H Wiebenga, are pictured with other pantry volunteers and representatives from the Farm Bureau. All monies raised are given to area pantries feeding ...read more
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Monday, February 09 2015
Clinton Community College hosted the 34th Annual B-rrry Scurry 4-Mile Run on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 40’s brought out nearly 700 runners and walkers on the flat and fast, out-and-back course through Clinton’s historic neighborhoods. Winner of the female division was Valerie Birkmeier of Peoria in a time of 28.22. Jessica Langford of Rockford, IL ...read more
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Tuesday, February 03 2015
Clinton Community College has announced the recipient of the 2014 Connie Campbell Memorial Customer Service Award. The award was created in memory of CCC employee Connie Campbell of Camanche who passed away in June of 2006. The award honors a CCC employee whose work reflects that customer care that Connie demonstrated daily, going above and beyond to give excellent internal and external service. ...read more
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Friday, January 30 2015
Ashford University’s Cortona Art Gallery will feature “Of One's Own,” a collection of paintings by Davenport, Iowa artist Leslie Bell from February 5 through March 3. An artist’s reception will be held at the gallery on Tuesday, March 3 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. “It’s been said that a husband is a man with his nerve extracted. My characters (creations of my ...read more
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Tuesday, January 20 2015
It’s time to THINK SPRING! Any group or governmental agency that helps maintain or enhance any of Fulton’s public garden areas should consider applying now through February 28 th for grant money available from the Fulton Gardens Fund . All applications need to be received by FACE (Fulton’s community foundation) on or before Saturday, February 28, 2015. Requests can be made for ...read more
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