SLIDESHOW: January, a month in review
A look back at the news, events and activities of January 2013 in the Gateway area.
- Birt joins Northeast staff DEWITT — After eight years of teaching physical education and coaching in the Central Community School District in DeWitt, Jered Birt, 33, will move to Northeast Middle/High School.Birt was recently named the assistant principal at Northeast Middle/H
- 'Y' raising funds with annual art event CLINTON — What difference can $20,000 make for the YWCA’s mission? That’s the amount raised from last year’s Art Under the Stars event, all of which went toward helping support the association’s victims of violence mission work.“It truly is entertain
- Slate of 'family-friendly' activities begins July 16 DEWITT — Clinton County has found its “fair niche,” said county fair director Mary Stevenson. The goal is to keep the event family friendly, and with four days packed with activities, Stevenson feels that her group has accomplished the task once agai
- A historical perspective FULTON, Ill. — After nearly three years of research, the Whiteside County Genealogy Society and Fulton Historical Society are ready to unveil a one-of-a-kind historical archive for the people of Whiteside County.Comprised of detailed family lineage a
- Steinmann adjusts to life in minors CLINTON -- As a player, Clinton LumberKings manager Scott Steinmann shared the dream of all minor-leaguers: to reach the major leagues.Making it to the big leagues was his goal when he started coaching and managing in the minor leagues, too.But, afte
- Dopson wheels way to title CLINTON — A champion is in the ranks of the Clinton Municipal Transit Administration, and for the first time in 21 years, Clinton will be represented by the top seed in the national championship Bus Roadeo competition.Dan Dopson, a 10-year MTA vetera
This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps
I climbed the ladder quickly, free to work any hours in any location for any pay. I moved from market to market, always achieving a better title, a better salary. Succeeding.
Can plants hear? Study finds that vibrations prompt some to boost their defenses
They have no specialized structure to perceive sound as we do, but a new study has found that plants can discern the sound of predators through tiny vibrations of their leaves - and beef up their defenses in response.
Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters
The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney.
- Water fights bring out area firemen CLINTON — With an afternoon filled with a variety of entertainment options, it wasn’t easy for Fourth of July Festival-goers to choose a favorite but one area that ranked among the top of the list was the annual water fight along Riverview Drive.Clin
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