The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 23, 2012

Family history needed for local book

FULTON, Ill. — Residents of Whiteside County will get the opportunity to be a part of the area’s history with a special family history book.

Whiteside County Genealogists will sponsor, compile and publish the new book, “Whiteside County, Illinois History & Families.”

“We’ve been laying out the framework for this for awhile now,” Charlene Johnson of the Fulton Historical Society said. “It’s exciting to see things come together.”

Johnson and Whiteside County Genealogist Donald Mulnix were at the Fulton Post Office on Thursday to drop off informational brochures on the book that will be sent out to all county residents.

“It will be interesting to see the different stories from across the county,” Mulnix said. “The more families included in the book, the better the historical record will be for everyone.”

The book will include the history of the county including family histories, communities, churches, schools, businesses, farms, memorials, tributes, clubs, organizations and more. It will contain material from 1839 to 2013, with approximately 200 to 300 pages. The hardback book will be bound in burgundy with a gold stamped seal depicting the Morrison Train Depot.

Families are encouraged to tell about any interesting stories from childhood, include marriages, children, jobs, military, education, organizations, etc. Stories must be written in 500 words or less. There is a charge of 15 cents per word for more than 500. Families must also send one photograph to go with their story.

An additional photo can be included for $15. Townships and communities that will be included in the book are Agnew, Albany, Coleta, Como, Deer Grove, Erie, Emerson, Fenton, Fulton, Galt, Garden Plain, Lyndon, Malvern, Morrison, Penrose, Prophetstown, Rock Falls, Round Grove, Spring Hill, Spring Valley, Sterling and Tampico.

Currently the book is available on pre-sale basis and is priced at $54.95. There is no charge for having family history and a photo published in the book. Submissions and book orders should be sent in by Aug. 30.

Materials can be sent to Whiteside County, IL History & Families Book, P.O. Box 145, Sterling, IL 61081 or dropped off at Sterling Public Library, Genealogical Department, 102 W. Third St. in Sterling. For more assistance, contact Johnson at 242-9432 or email or call Mulnix at (815) 772-3107 or email

Text Only
  • Technology plays key part in battling police brutality (with VIDEO)

    Allegations of police brutality are nothing new -- as long as there has been law enforcement, citizens have registered claims that some officers cross the line. But in the last few years, the claims of excessive force are being corroborated with new technology from cell phone cameras, police dash-cams and surveillance videos. 

    July 24, 2014

  • Stewart McCaskill photo McCaskill settles into new role at shoe store CLINTON — An Oklahoma boy at heart, Stewart McCaskill is settling into Clinton and Brown’s Shoe Fit.The 35-year-old has worked with the Brown’s Shoe Fit company for seven years. His brother-in-law, who manages a Brown’s in Colorado, brought Stewart i

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

    On the other hand, with a net favorability of -8, Jar Jar is considerably more popular than the U.S. Congress, which currently enjoys a net favorability rating of -65.

    July 23, 2014

  • Darryl Hogue mugshot Hogue will lead River Bend schools FULTON, Ill. — Nearly eight months after opening the search, the River Bend School Board has found a replacement for the retiring district superintendent Robert “Chuck” Holliday.Darryl Hogue, principal of Morrison Junior High School, in Morrison, Ill

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22-14 water 2 Rotary Club donation gets water to Haitians CLINTON — Nine Haitian communities now have the blessing of clean water due to the work of local Iowa Rotary clubs, including Clinton’s, and the charity Water for Life.Water for Life Directors Joy and Leon Miller have been drilling wells for years as

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22-14 Emily Evans 7 seek pageant crown CLINTON — The time has come for Miss Clinton County Brandy Herrington to pass her crown on to the next lucky contestant and this year the competition is thick.When the event commences on Saturday at the DeWitt Central Performing Arts Center, seven yo

    July 22, 2014 7 Photos

  • Jhanson Calling America home CLINTON — Born in Russia, Natasha Jhanson now considers the United States her home.When the 41-year-old was born in Russia, the Soviet Union was still intact. When Natasha was 14, the area split into multiple countries. At that point, her family move

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-18-14 Party in the Park Party in the Park a big hit CAMANCHE — Nearly 300 people joined together Thursday to celebrate their community and all it has to offer to its residents.During the fourth annual Party in the Park, Camanche combined all their forces including city councilmen, business owners and

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 130408_NT_BEA_good kids We're raising a generation of timid kids

    A week ago, a woman was charged with leaving her child in the car while she went into a store. Her 11-year-old child. This week, a woman was arrested for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to go to the park alone. Which raises just one question: America, what the heck is wrong with you?

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Choir reunion spanning five decades CLINTON — Music helped Dan Ivory form long-lasting bonds. A Clinton High graduate in 1989, Ivory said being able to sing and play in the marching band was a rewarding experience for him, one he has sorely missed over the last 25 years.“Being in a cap

    July 14, 2014

Clinton Herald Photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.