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CLINTON — On September 24, 1960, Gordon Cramer of Clinton married the love of his life Patricia Litchfield in Shefford, England. Pat and Gordon are the proud parents of three sons: Mike (Justin), Steve (Barb), and Brian (Cora). They are the loving grandparents of Eric, Megan (Nick), Allison,…

CAMANCHE – Donna Hellweg and Gary Jackson were wed Sept. 3, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church with the Reverend Bredow officiating.

CLINTON — William (Bill) and Esther Griggs will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering the weekend of August 31 and a trip to Branson in September.

CLINTON – Lloyd “Skip” and Sandra Bousman will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner. Cards may be sent to them at 2116 West Court, Clinton, IA 52732.

ELDRIDGE — Nancy Dreibelbeis of Eldridge, Iowa, will celebrate her 80th birthday June 27 with a card shower. Cards may be mailed to her at 209 E. Price St., #101, Eldridge, IA 52748.

CLINTON — The engagement and approaching marriage of Nicole Hinde and Dan Levin have been announced.

CLINTON – A travelogue on Newfoundland will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Catholic Historical Society, 2520 Pershing Blvd.

SEARCY, Ark. — Brandy Herrington, of Clinton, is one of more than 350 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University's commencement exercises Dec. 15. Herrington received a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies.


CLINTON — Clinton Community College is currently exhibiting the Phoebe Jan-McMahon art show "The Adjacent" in the CCC Library Art Gallery.

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CLINTON — An annual event at the LyondellBasell Clinton Complex celebrates innovation and initiative. Now in its 14th year, the Encore Awards recognizes outstanding staff who are advancing change with new ideas or solutions that deliver an impact at the facility.

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.

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