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FULTON, Ill. — The Volunteer Educators at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton are inviting the public to attend the next program of the season.

CLINTON — Wild Rose Casino & Resort announces Rock Pig and Shyster will perform a reunion concert in the Oakwood Grand Ballroom on May 26. Performance time is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight.

  • Gabi Redford Kaiser Health News

Nancy Delano, 80, of Denver has no plans to slow down anytime soon. She still drives to movies, plays and dinners out with friends. A retired elder care nurse who lives alone, she also knows that “when you reach a certain age, emergencies can happen fast.” So, when her son, Tom Rogers, talke…

  • Liz weston NerdWallet

If you want money advice you can trust, your best bet is to hire a fee-only financial planner. The trick is finding a planner who’s willing to be hired for a reasonable fee.

CLINTON — In 1960, a group of mothers got together over coffee and decided there were not enough opportunities for their children who were developmentally and physically challenged.

  • By SARA MOULTON Associated Press

With spring — and Easter — upon us, I offer a dish guaranteed to spruce up a seasonal brunch. It may look complicated, but it really couldn’t be simpler. The only hump to get over is fear of phyllo (also spelled filo), a pastry dough that originated in Turkey and that’s popular today in Turk…

  • By SARA MOULTON Associated Press

Here’s a salad fit to join the lineup for your fanciest dinner or holiday meal. Each of the ingredients brings its own unique taste and texture to the mix, but the standout is the praline. A hard candy typically consisting of sugar and nuts, praline was invented in the 17th century by the Fr…

  • By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press

No matter how many dazzling things we have the good fortune to eat in our lives, we often remember the simplest meals with as much power and affection as the fanciest. A humble, pureed vegetable soup is among those particular pleasures. Also, Proustian prose aside, if you’re feeling lazy, yo…

  • By SARA MOULTON Associated Press

With spring just down the road, you’ve likely already figured out the main dish for the feast accompanying whichever of the two big seasonal holidays — Easter or Passover — you celebrate. Leg of lamb and glazed ham are Easter favorites. Braised brisket or roast chicken land on many Passover …

  • By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet

Medicare provides basic health care to one out of six Americans, most of them 65 and older. Even people decades away from retirement, though, should be concerned about Congress meddling with the program.


MAQUOKETA — The Magic of David Casas will be presented Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa.

  • By LESLIE RENKEN (Peoria) Journal Star

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Crocheting a pair of tiny red hats offered Annessa Wilcoxon a chance to bring attention to an issue that's as close as her 12-year-old daughter's heart.

CLINTON — Pastor Mark S. Luepke has accepted the call to serve Zion Lutheran Church and began his work there Feb. 7. His first services were Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14.

CAMANCHE — RE/MAX Elite cc announces that Realtor Joy Jensen has joined the real estate franchise. Jensen holds real estate licenses in both Iowa and Illinois and previously worked at another real estate agency.

  • By SARA MOULTON Associated Press

A larger-than-usual crowd meeting up at your house for dinner? This Onion Beer Bread would add a lot to the menu. It’s delicious, of course, but it’s also very easy to whip up. Unlike more conventional breads, this one doesn’t involve yeast or require multiple risings. And except for the ros…

  • By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press

They say that everyone complains about the weather — winter especially — but no one ever does anything about it. Well, here’s something you can do that will make you feel much better. Cook up a big hot bowl of Italian soup for dinner, garnished with homemade — and idiot-proof! — dumplings.

  • By SARA MOULTON Associated Press

They say that everyone complains about the weather — winter especially — but no one ever does anything about it. Well, here's something you can do that will make you feel much better. Cook up a big hot bowl of Italian soup for dinner, garnished with homemade — and idiot-proof! — dumplings.

  • By MATT O'BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers

BOSTON (AP) — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.

CAMANCHE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet Thursday at Imperial Lanes.

  • By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The next Colonel Sanders is giving the character a little bit of "country music flair." KFC has picked singer Reba McEntire to play the founder of the fried chicken chain, the first female celebrity in the role.

  • By SARA MOULTON Associated Press

If you're tired of the same old vegetable side dishes, here's a recipe that promotes the lowly red cabbage from side dish to protein partner. All you have to do is cook it up sweet and sour and — voila! — your side dish is now ready to walk down the aisle arm in arm with pork in any form: ch…

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theater of Northwest Illinois, announces local auditions for the 2018 Summer Season productions of Beauty and the Beast, Born Yesterday, The Full Monty and Fiddler on the Roof will be at the West Carroll Middle Scho…

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  • By Rachael Keating rachaelkeating@clintonherald.com

Gabriella Torres is the new Youth Services Librarian at the Clinton Public Library. Find out more about her in this week’s edition of Meet Your Neighbor.

  • By David & Kay Scott CNHI Travel Writers

One of the side benefits of visiting Key West is an opportunity to drive the scenic Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) connecting the Keys with the Florida peninsula.

  • By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press

I hate to throw over-ripe bananas away. It is such a wasted opportunity for fresh fragrant banana bread. But, there is only so much banana bread that one can eat. That is why I asked myself, what else can I make with over-ripe bananas?


In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything.

  • By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press

A seed packet may be small, but it speaks volumes.

  • By Jacqueline Covey jcovey@clintonherald.com

CLINTON — This holiday may be someone’s first without a family member, or maybe it’s one of repetition, but an alteration has taken place.


Q: This time of year, I'm getting a lot of requests to donate money, but bills and debt payments are hanging over my head. I want to be generous. Can I give to charity anyway?

  • By Sarah Saionz Hy-Vee dietitian

Let’s please talk about pears. While everyone else is buzzing about apples and oranges, pears are often cast aside as the hard fruit in the produce section. And that’s too bad. For a few reasons.

  • By KIM COOK Associated Press

While it seems like white, gray and other cool neutrals have taken over many shelter magazines and blogs in the past few seasons, there's starting to be little rise in temperature.

CLINTON — November winners of the Mercy Bridgearama are, section 1 - Norma McDonnell and Odelia Schrunk, 3,380; section 2 - Phil and Sara Barger, 3,780; and section 3 - Jim Carey and Peg Wolf, 6,320.

  • Kendra Evers

Thank you for contributing to the hurricane relief. During the month of September, the Clinton Public Library had jars at the check-out desks for cash donations for hurricane relief. These donations totaled $131.51. During the month of October, the library took any money that was for overdue…

  • By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press

Want to serve a fancy roast for Christmas dinner without breaking the bank? Try a petite beef filet. Cut from the shoulder, long and thin, and weighing between 8-10 ounces, the petite filet looks like a mini tenderloin of beef — one of the priciest and most popular of roasts. But it’s much l…

  • By RYAN PEARSON and NICOLE EVATT The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online.

  • By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press

If, like me, you’re a fan of dark chocolate peppermint bark at Christmastime, you’re going to love these cookies. Your friends and family will, too. But you’ll have to plan ahead because the batter is so soft it needs to chill overnight before scooping.

  • By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar’s “Coco” remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theaters in specialty release.

  • By The Culinary Institute of America

Everyone knows the lyrics to “Auld Lang Syne.” At least, everyone knows the last three words to “Auld Lang Syne,” or at least the general sound they should make coming out of your mouth.