FULTON, Ill. — It’s that time of year yet again — time to start collecting your stuff for the 2018 citywide yard sales in Fulton.

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CLINTON — A bill signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in April will give certain individuals with a temporary restricted license an opportunity to have less driving restrictions through the use of an ignition interlock device.

CLINTON — The Clinton City Council may increase its focus on a 2016 abatement schedule that, through incentives, would enhance pockets of residential properties and rehab abandoned buildings.

CAMANCHE — Camanche residents are allowed to use consumer fireworks for a five-hour window July 4 as the result of action by the Camanche City Council.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.


WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.

CLINTON — As actively engaged Rotarians, members offer to choose programs on a monthly basis. Programs for the month of July have been arranged by Rotarian Norlan Hinke.

MAQUOKETA — Come out to the Hurstville Interpretive Center at 2 p.m. Sunday to learn about geocaching. There will be a short introduction about GPS technology and geocaching. Following that, participants will use GPS units to find hidden caches.

CLINTON — Clinton Community College has announced the Spring 2018 Dean's List. Students must earn a minimum of six credit hours and a 3.5 grade-point average during the term.

CLINTON — Clinton Community College has announced the Spring 2018 President’s List. Students must earn a minimum of six credit hours and a 4.0 grade-point average during the term.

BETTENDORF — It was during a balloon and laser demonstration while a high school student that Caleb Hoffman first realized he was interested in engineering. He toured a local private college as part of his high school’s talented and gifted program and watched in amazement as the laser blew u…

MORRISON, Ill. — The annual Wa Tan Ye brunch will be June 30 at the Morrison United Methodist Church. Serving will begin at 9 a.m. and will include breakfast casseroles, muffins and rolls, fruit, and drink.

CLINTON — The Franciscan Peace Center of the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton will host an Anti-Trafficking Committee meeting at 9 a.m. July 10 at The Canticle, 843 13th Ave. North.

MAQUOKETA — Join a naturalist for some froggin' at 1 p.m. July 7 at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.


CLINTON — Open now and continuing through July 29, the River Arts Center will exhibit drawings, photography, wood-burning and paintings by Bridget Gabbard of Morrison, Illinois and Wendy Waltert of Muscatine.

CLINTON — Last year’s success at Hookfest may be a sign of an annual event.

DEWITT — For the third year in a row, DeWitt residents will experience a water rate hike.


MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse will present Garson Kanin’s American comedy “Born Yesterday” starting this week.


CLINTON — Clinton Area Showboat Theatre actors will return to the stage this week, showcasing a Disney classic.

CLINTON — Clinton County officials are looking at possible solutions for county medical examiner transports after not receiving bids during the first letting last month.

CLINTON — With the city of Clinton abolishing the city assessor’s office, Clinton County officials are looking toward the impact on the county.

CLINTON — Following its end-of-May relocation notice, Mercy Living Center – South has reported 43 layoffs in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice.


SAVANNA, Ill. — State Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, joined Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, former NASA astronaut Capt. Daniel Brandenstein, former NASA astronaut Brigadier Gen. Robert Stewart, as well as numerous members of Capt. Dale Gardner’s family for the dedication of the Dale Gardner Vete…

CLINTON — Slop’s sixth annual golf tourney, which will benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, is scheduled for Saturday, June 23.


If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow, ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just seems so much more festive and decadent and sultry than bowls of ice cream.

CLINTON – Boat Club Bridge results from the recent game include first place, Peg and Mike Wolf; second, Norma McDonnell and Odelia Schrunk; third, Joan Muhs and Phil Barger; fourth, Dan Dawson and Cindy Kaim; fifth, John Carlin and Jim Carey; sixth, Carol Hill and Geneene Pals; seventh, Mary…


Alice Lind is an employee at the Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center and worked Felix Adler Day on Saturday. Find out more about her in this week’s Meet Your Neighbor.

CLINTON — A man guilty of misdemeanor robbery and child endangerment was ordered to complete the Residential Corrections Facility program as a condition of probation.

CLINTON — A Clinton man previously granted a deferred judgement for felony theft and burglary charges was ordered to complete the L'Arche program as a condition of probation.

CLINTON — A Clinton man charged with 11 felonies for theft, burglary and criminal mischief of Family Video has been denied a request for bond reduction.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

DEWITT — The Kids' Corner at the DeWitt public library will be hosting events for children. A Craft Morning will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and June 26. Children will make a craft, enjoy a snack and admission is free.

CLINTON — A DeWitt man elected not to enter a guilty plea for a felony drug charge and will have a pre-trial conference in two weeks.


CLINTON — The serenity and comfort once offered by Springdale Cemetery is long gone for Pam Smith.

CLINTON — A Clinton man who said he heard voices prior to setting fire to a residence pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge.


CLINTON -- A semi versus a utility pole has created an outage for hundreds of residents in Clinton today.

CLINTON — The Clinton Community College Adult Basic Education department will celebrate the 2018 High School Equivalency Program Graduation at 6 p.m. June 26 in the Clinton Community College Auditorium, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton.


In my last column, I reported on complaints I received on phony cable TV calls. A number of people contacted me, telling me someone claiming to work for DISH wanted to sell them an “upgrade” engineered to prevent or minimize service interruptions due to storms or heavy rainfall. The caller q…

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