CLINTON — Mercy Auxiliary will host a $5 Masquerade jewelry and accessory sale Dec. 13 at Mercy Medical Center – Clinton, 1410 N. Fourth St., in conference room A from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

CLINTON — Chancy Lutheran Church, 2315 Wallace St., will host its Kountry Korners Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature quilts, craft items, a bake sale and several vendor tables.

CLINTON — John Mulholland and Myrna Neumann were top Clinton Duplicate Bridge Club winners recently at Bickford Cottage. Geneene Pals and Carol Hill were second; Emily Delaney and Sherry Marlowe, third; Evelyn Mohr and Judy Doughty, fourth; Mary Duhr and Phyllis Morris, fifth; Norma McDonnel…

MORRISON, Ill. — It is that time again when the calendar is flipped to September, kids go back to school and Mom begins to clean out the closets and shelves. Odell Library is asking for gently used books to be brought to the library for its annual Book and Bake sale Nov. 3.


There is nothing neither juicier nor sweeter than a fresh handpicked peach off your own tree. The sun increases the sugar content making the fruit sweeter, and the summer rains make them drip with wholesome flavor. No matter the fruit it always has more flavor and nutrition when picked right…

CLINTON— Material Girlz Quilting Group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lyons Train Depot, 56 25th Ave. North. The group is for quilters of all skill levels.

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.

CAMANCHE — Camanche Fire Chief Dave Schutte has announced that Capt. Greg Nelson has reached a service milestone of 35 years as a volunteer for the Camanche Volunteer Fire Department.

PRESTON — The Town & Country Twirlers, Preston, will have a free dance at the Preston Town Hall to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their club from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

MAQUOKETA — The Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa will present "The Wizard of Oz – Young Performers Edition" on Aug. 11 and 12.

CLINTON — Clinton County Chapter 879 NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will meet at noon Monday at the Corner Deli, 246 Fifth Ave. South.


Camanche Days will feature several events from Aug. 2 through 5 and Camanche resident Victoria Molin is this year's Camanche Days Teen Board President. Find out more about Molin, a junior at Camanche High School, in this week’s Meet Your Neighbor.

CLINTON — Brian Beecher and Randy Miles were top Clinton Duplicate Bridge Club winners recently at Bickford Cottage. Kasu Rickertsen and Merry Iverson were second; Mary Duhr and Phyllis Morris, third; Tom Tegeler and Sandy Tegeler, fourth; John Mulholland and Myrna Nemann, fifth; John Carlin…

CLINTON — The Clinton Women’s Club will have a yard and porch sale from to 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the yard and porch of the George Curtis Mansion, 420 Fifth Ave. South.

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse is offering a weeklong Youth Performance Workshop at the playhouse in Mount Carroll from July 24 through July 28. The workshop is directed by TLP Education Director Robert McFletcher-Jones.

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

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Although the University of Illinois has invested more than $1.2 billion in classrooms, residence halls and athletic venues since 2013, the school will put a renewed focus on facilities across its three campuses.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood Community College has released its dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade-point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college.

MORRISON, Ill. — The Whiteside Forum continues its exploration of “politics” on Thursday at the Odell Public Library with a panel discussion and Q&A period. The group will meet in the program room at 6:30 p.m. and the panel will include Morrison Mayor Everett Pannier, Mayor Bill Wescott …

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has made public the names of students receiving academic honors for the fall 2017 semester.

DES MOINES — New data show Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds raised more money last year than all her gubernatorial challengers.

DUBUQUE — Gallery C is proud to announce Modern Feminine, an exhibition featuring the artwork of Amanda Steines. Steines’ acrylic paintings, pastels and drawings can be described as elegant and bold.

STORM LAKE — Jessica Leeper, of Lowden, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English education from Buena Vista University.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honored more than 2,260 undergraduate students for attaining high grade-point averages during the fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.

CAMANCHE — St. Mark’s United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at 808 Third Street, inside Fellowship Hall.

MAQUOKETA — The Faces of Iowa State exhibit featuring 39 portraits by Iowa artist Rose Frantzen will have a public reception next week.

GOOSE LAKE — Northeast Elementary School will host a community blood drive next month.

GOOSE LAKE — The Goose Lake senior citizens met recently for their annual Christmas party. They had 39 seniors in attendance. A moment of silence was held for Arnie Bormann who recently died. Sympathy went to Marlene and Gilbert Bott and family on the recent death of Duane Hagge.

STERLING, Ill. — The GE Retired ladies luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Angelo’s II in Sterling.

VINTON — The Benton County sheriff killed in the line of duty nearly 80 years ago is being memorialized.

WEST DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host an informational meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Walnut Woods State Park Lodge in West Des Moines to discuss a planned tree harvest.

IOWA CITY — A former organizer for Donald Trump in Iowa who filed a complaint accusing his presidential campaign of gender discrimination has decided not to pursue a lawsuit.

SARGENT’S PURCHASE, N.H. — Officials say two people were injured when they lost control of their snowmobile and crashed into some trees.

CHICAGO — Chicago police say they’ve made another arrest in an investigation in which officers infiltrated an invitation-only Facebook group to buy guns and drugs.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — People in Illinois now have a faster, easier way to find out if the state is holding any of their unclaimed cash or property.

MORRISON, Ill. — The Friends of Odell Public Library will present the film story of Maria Altmann, an aging Austrian living in Los Angeles who decides the time has come to stake a long-shot legal claim on the crown jewel of her Jewish family, the famed “Lady in Gold” painting.

MAQUOKETA — Calling all preschool age children: Have fun learning about nature through games, stories, activities and crafts.

MAQUOKETA — A burst water pipe damaged several rooms at the Jackson County Humane Society in Maquoketa, prompting the shelter’s closure for at least a day.

DUBUQUE — Authorities say a Dubuque couple were arrested after a social worker discovered their 4-day-old baby and her six other children were living in malodorous squalor.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Community College Board is planning to roll out several alternative ways people can earn their high school equivalency certificate other than passing a test.

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