CLINTON — Clinton County officials have expressed support for continuing with a specialized consultant for at least one more year.

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CLINTON — Recognizing the money struggles that can surface, Clinton Community College is lending a hand to help students get on their feet outside of the classroom.

FULTON, Ill. — The River Bend School District and the Fulton City Council are looking to the future by assigning Jeremy Leitzen as the student resource officer for River Bend students.

The Clinton Public Library's Main Branch at 306 Eighth Ave. South is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Our Local History and Genealogy Center in the Lyons District at 104 Main Ave. is open from 9 a.m…

FULTON, ILL. — A benefit for former firefighter/paramedic David Heried Jr. will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Triple Play. The event will include a silent auction, disc jockey, 50/50 drawing, food and raffle prizes.

CLINTON — Road construction will begin Aug. 20 on 220th Street, from 360th Avenue east to Mill Creek Parkway, the Clinton County Secondary Roads Department has announced.

CLINTON — The city of Clinton this week offered a different view to Iowa Department of Transportation Commissioners when those state officials met in Clinton.

CLINTON — Mercy Auxiliary will host a Books Are Fun – Collective Goods fundraiser at Mercy Medical Center's North Campus in Conference Room A from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28.

DEWITT — A flurry of street closures approved by the DeWitt City Council this week opened discussions regarding both the process in which the closures are applied for and if they ought to be accompanied by fees.

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MAQUOKETA – Maquoketa Caves State Park will open for visitors, including campers, on Aug. 24, just in time for fall travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.

MAQUOKETA (AP) — The Maquoketa Community School District recently hired an interim middle school principal, but officials have refused to provide almost any information on her predecessor.

CLINTON — Clinton County officials have approved changing the mileage reimbursement rate for county employees to the federal reimbursement rate.

FULTON, Ill. — The River Bend School District and the Fulton City Council are looking to the future by hiring a student resource officer for River Bend students.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The company that makes Wrangler and Lee jeans is breaking off its denim division to focus on its fast-growing outdoor and activewear business as Americans swap out jeans for yoga pants.

DEWITT — The TYCOGA Winery, 2585 195th St., will host the Scratch cupcake truck from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Stop out and enjoy your favorite wine while doing some shopping and cupcake snacking. Everyone is invited to attend.

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This time of year, I could live on tomato sandwiches. But it's hard to make a sandwich out of cherry tomatoes, and I have loads of cherry tomatoes. I don't know what it is, but I can't resist buying them when I see them at the farmer's market. If you are like me and have a glut of cherry tom…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.

CLINTON — A woman who had a petition to revoke probation filed against her one week after being granted a deferred judgement was ordered to serve 180 days in the Clinton County Jail for violating the terms of probation.

CLINTON — Medical Associates will host a community blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at Medical Associates West, 915 13th Ave. North, Clinton.

THOMSON, Ill. — Local youths, ages 5-12, are encouraged to pre-register now for kids' fishing day at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse will present "Forever Plaid" at the playhouse in Mount Carroll from Aug. 16-26. When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950s nostalgia trip. "Forever Plaid" is TLP’s fina…

CLINTON — A man was ordered to serve a sentence of incarceration not to exceed five years, which was originally suspended, for violating the terms of probation.

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CLINTON — As work continues on the construction of Clinton County's new law center, Clinton County Sheriff Rick Lincoln recently shared details about its construction and how it will be set up to oversee inmates.

CLINTON — A study set to be completed by the Clinton Regional Development Corp. is aiming to better understand the city's workforce patterns.

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CLINTON -- Iowa American Water crews were working overnight Friday to fix a large water main break in the Clinton service area that is causing a water service interruption and/or low water pressure for some of their Clinton customers.

CLINTON — Slowly but surely, the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency board is moving closer to approving an amended 28E agreement that would change its weighted vote structure and how it derives money from municipalities.

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Lynee Burken, a resident of Charlotte, is the new director at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Find out more about Burken in this week’s Meet Your Neighbor.

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Assassin Beetle, Cicada Killer Wasp, Elephant Beetle and Giant Walking Stick – these are all big bad names for totally harmless insects that co-exist with us on this planet. Whether we like it or not, insects are a part of our world and have been around longer then we have. Their vast number…

CLINTON — The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is enjoying summer activities. On WOW Wednesday, put your skills to the test with STEM Science. Then, reel in some fun with Gone Fishin’ on Funtime Friday. Each of these programs is free with your museum admission or membership.

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Born in 1926 as one of our country’s first numbered highways, the road has been romanticized with a hit song and, in the early 1960s, a popular TV series. Spanning 2,400 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles (later, Santa Monica), Route 66 served as a thoroughfare to the hope for a better li…

CLINTON — The State of Iowa filed an application for a DeWitt man facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge to be recommitted after bail.

CLINTON — A Clinton man caught committing a theft at Kohl's was given a suspended sentence for one felony drug charge and one misdemeanor theft charge.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on it. When some people complained the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state, mockingly called the reaction a "snowflake meltdown."

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