The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 27, 2014

Carrier rescues injured woman

CLIFTON, Ill. — The Daily Journal definitely doesn’t promise lifesaving services with each subscription, but it might have felt that way to Donna Berns, of Clifton.

In the classic live-alone scenario, Berns fell and couldn’t get up after an accident in her kitchen last week. Her daughter, Dee Anna Hillebrand, of Herscher, insisted that she have an emergency alarm system for just this sort of circumstance. But that device was out of her reach on a counter.

“She was just lucky that it was a warm day, and she had the front door open,” Hillebrand said. “And she was lucky that Karyn was listening.”

The Daily Journal carrier Karyn Edwards has been on the job since 2008. Berns was a fairly new customer on her route, but they were acquainted.

“I knew she would be coming, so when I heard her, I yelled,” Berns said.

“I could hear her through the screen door,” Edwards said. “I went in and she said to press the button (on her emergency device). She wanted to get up, but I knew that could be a problem. So, I stayed with her on the floor until help came.”

Berns was diagnosed with a broken hip. She underwent surgery at Riverside Medical Center and in recent days has been receiving live-in physical therapy at the Miller Rehabilitation Center.

“She might have laid there for another seven hours. Or she might have been there overnight,” Hillebrand said. “We’re just so glad that Karyn was there so quick.

“I deliver about 250 papers, in Ashkum and Clifton. And I usually do Ashkum first. I don’t know why I decided to do Clifton first that day. But I’m glad I did.”

District sales manager Larry Campbell noted that carriers are trained to check on customers if newspapers aren’t being picked up from the porch, but added that this incident was a special case.

Text Only
  • Off to market: Fulton Buy-Way yard sales are Aug. 8 and 9

    Flea market fans and bargain shoppers will once again make their way to Fulton.

    July 31, 2014

  • The Clinton Herald Jim Miller Low-cost, free cellphone options for seniors DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls. — Seldom Calling SeniorDEAR SELDOM: For financially challenged seniors who only want a cell pho

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • School supplies offered at events

    With students going back to school soon, Clinton families will have two opportunities to receive free back-to-school supplies.

    July 30, 2014

  • CATS-DOGS281.jpg Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S.-and all over the world

    We all know there are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. But data from market research firm Euromonitor suggest that these differences extend beyond individual preferences and to the realm of geopolitics: it turns out there are cat countries and dog countries, too.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • YWCA offers lifeguard training

    CLINTON — The YWCA will offer lifeguard training in August.The course will be held from Aug. 4 to 10 at the YWCA. This 30-hour class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. for four weeknights and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A possibility of adding a class from 1

    July 25, 2014

  • GPS race Teams race to complete challenges THOMSON, Ill. — A challenge in August will pit teams against each other to complete a series of challenges.The event will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Thomson. Armed with GPS units, teams

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser

    CLINTON — Habitat for Humanity will host a fundraiser in Thomson, Illinois.The Clinton County group will showcase Laid Back Luau from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Heirloom Cafe in Thomson. The event will feature games, prizes, music train rides for

    July 25, 2014

  • Fire departments undergo grain bin rescue training OMAHA — The Goose Lake and Lost Nation Volunteer Fire Departments each have received lifesaving grain bin rescue equipment through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America.Goose Lake received its equipment July 14 and Lost Nation on July 15. E

    July 24, 2014

  • ADM donates $75K for fire boat purchase CLINTON — Archer Daniels Midland Company has donated $75,000 to the city of Clinton for a new fire and rescue boat for the Clinton Fire Department.The boat will help the fire department respond to fires, administer emergency medical services and resp

    July 24, 2014

  • Students get first-hand look at non-profits CLINTON — An upcoming event will showcase Clinton area’s non-profits to incoming Ashford University students.The second Fresh START (Serving to Achieve Results Together) event will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. Students and staff members will serve at v

    July 23, 2014

Front page
Clinton Herald Photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.


Should the city of Clinton appeal the open records violation ruling that will cost taxpayers $40,600?

     View Results
AP Video
Olympics 2014
Featured Comment
Featured Ads
Blue Zones Project

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.