The Clinton Herald posed the question, “What are you most thankful for?” to several area officials. Each day this week, we will feature responses to that question in anticipation of Thanksgiving on Thursday.
Dave Schutte, Camanche Fire Chief
“I am thankful for my family and friends.”
Jim Rhoades, Fulton, Ill., Police Chief
“I am thankful for people who choose to step up and help others whenever and wherever it is needed.”
Jill Davisson, Clinton County Board of Supervisors
"Reflection. There is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I believe it's all about perspective. I am thankful for family, fellowship and good health."
Brad Seward, CCASWA Director of Operations
“I'm thankful for a loving family, especially my very supportive wife. It's because of her support that I can continue to be involved in so many activities in our community. I'm also very thankful for the opportunity to work with three outstanding organizations (Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency, Clinton LumberKings, and Clinton High School) and all of the people who support them.”
John Rowland, Clinton City councilman
“Thankful for my family and friends. Thankful for the abundant blessings God has provided to our nation. Thankful for all of the freedoms and opportunities we have in this wonderful country. Especially, thankful for the many years I have been able to spend with my wife, children, and grandchildren."
Jennifer Graf, Clinton City councilwoman
For this year and always, I am grateful my husband is a survivor from cancer after 36 radiation treatments and three overnight chemotherapy treatments that started with a sore throat in October 2011, diagnosis November 2011 with successful treatment ending in February 2012. No gift and no grateful will compare to this second chance for my husband and our life together. Thank you God, prayer, family and friends. A good man lives awhile longer.
- Top News
- Man seeks damages from medical facilities CLINTON -- A Clinton man is seeking damages from local health facilities and individuals for allegedly preventing him from doing his job. In early February, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Anthony B. Schwendinger filed a civil lawsuit against
County moves to ban e-cigs in buildings
CLINTON -- Clinton County is moving forward to ban the use of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems in county buildings. County Attorney Mike Wolf brought the idea of a policy to address the new devices to the Clinton County Board
Cuts bother residents
CLINTON -- Bev Hermann illustrated her point with food. The taste is bitter. During Tuesday's public hearing of the City of Clinton's budget -- which, if finalized, will decrease this year's tax levy from $16.71 in 2014 to $16.32 in 2015 -- ex-counci
- Wapsi creeps over its banks CLINTON -- A flood warning threatened the banks of the Wapsipinicon River on Tuesday, but area flood management teams aren't too concerned just yet. The National Weather Service issued the 24-hour, minor flood warning at approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesd
- Iowa Code vague on Telemedicine Health professionals attempt to spell out important language in growing field CLINTON -- A doctor patrols the halls at Clinton's Mercy Medical Center, talking to stroke patients, monitoring their vitals. A nurse helps gather information for prognoses. The doctor processes the data and refers treatment. Half an hour later, the
Researchers tackle mystery of how some snakes can fly
Flying snakes sound like creatures from a bad B-movie, but these serpents are elegant gliders that have evolved a special skill that sets them apart. In two new studies, engineers have used simulations to try to decipher how the wingless reptile manages to remain airborne despite its lack of flight appendages.
Holder: Heroin deaths an 'urgent and growing public health crisis'
Attorney General Eric Holder, calling the rise in deaths from overdoses of heroin and prescription painkillers an "urgent and growing public health crisis," is outlining a series of efforts by the Justice Department to combat the epidemic.
VIDEO: Skydiver, pilot treated after midair collision
A pilot practicing take-offs and landings got tangled up with a skydiver in Polk County, Fla., but amazingly, no one was seriously hurt.
In this tech age, how can a plane go missing?
Call 911 from the side of the road, and GPS satellites can tell dispatchers exactly where to send help. Airline passengers have access to detailed maps that show exactly where they are during their journey. Hop onto WiFi, and somehow Google knows whether you're logging on from Lima or London, and will give you detailed suggestions about what to eat.
- Resident seeks to spread message FULTON, Ill. -- The River Bend School District website may soon offer information on a March 18 referendum vote, that if passed, could mean a one percent sales tax increase in the city of Fulton. Fulton resident Margaret Alstead on Thursday spoke to
- More Top News Headlines