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    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    The River Arts Center in downtown Clinton, known mostly for its work in the visual and performing arts, is hosting a reading event with Midwest Writing Center (MWC), a non-profit based in Rock Island, Illinois, focused on the literary arts. On Saturday, December 11th from 1 to 3 p.m., authors with selections in MWC’s These Interesting Times: Surviving 2020 in the Quad Cities will read their pieces ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa chapter has been honoring Clinton’s first responders with goodie bags.  The treats are delivered with a message of thanks for the work the Clinton Fire Department, Police Department and Sheriff’s Department do each day to keep our community safe.    Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Theta Beta chapter are committed to completing this year’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Five out of five Ascentra Mortgage Loan Originators (MLO), or “mortgage experts” received a President’s Club or Winner’s Circle Award from the Iowa Mortgage Association (IMA), during their 2021 Fall Conference in Des Moines.The IMA presents their President’s Club and Winner’s Circle Awards to Iowa’s top producing MLOs each year. Ascentra’s mortgage team includes Elaine Moeller, Kristina Davids, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, November 22, 2021
    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum!”  will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this Thanksgiving weekend. And Saturday features a special Visit with Santa, sponsored by Krumpets Bakery and Café.  Funtime Friday November 26:  Getting Ready for Santa This week at Funtime Friday, November 26, children and their families can help the Discovery Center ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, November 22, 2021
    Dylan Burn, of Citizens First Bank, successfully completed the 2021 Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School held in October in Ankeny, Iowa.  The school is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association.  The purpose of the IBA Commercial Lending School is to prepare commercial lenders, who want to broaden their commercial lending knowledge, to serve ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, November 18, 2021
    Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will produce the World Premiere of a new musical comedy, What a Wonderful World for a two-week run at the playhouse. The musical features a score of classic and contemporary pop hitsmade famous by artists including Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Kelly Clarkson, R.E.M., Imagine Dragons, Kenny Chesney, The ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, November 18, 2021
    The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa will send Holiday Cards to military troops.  The Alpha Theta Beta Chapter organized the Holiday Card project in 2010 in response to the Chapter president suggestion to send cards to her son’s military unit overseas.  The chapter has continued every year sending to those who have a connection to CCC or a CCC family member.    The CCC Student Veteran ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, November 15, 2021
    For the third year in a row, RuhlHomes.com has been named one of the leading real estate websites in the nation. RuhlHomes.com was judged against hundreds of other residential brokerages across the country, and the website received four designations. RuhlHomes.com ranked number four for the third consecutive year for the best overall website, number five for best design, number three for best ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Friday, November 12, 2021
    Citizens First Bank is proud to donate to local food pantries as part of the bank’s Refer a Friend program.  The program rewards customers for referring friends and family to the bank.  For every 20 completed referrals, Citizens First Bank makes a $200 donation to the local food pantries. Information, Referral and Assistance Director Regan Michelson shared, “We are so appreciative of Citizens ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    Across our communities, people are feeling the ongoing impact of the pandemic through hunger, piling bills and job and income loss. This is forcing many to make difficult decisions between their basic needs and the reality of being or becoming homeless.According to the Salvation Army, in 2020, 8 million people fell into poverty, which is the most on record. 63% of Americans have been living ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, November 05, 2021
    Local supermarkets should be on notice for the month of November as Ruhl&Ruhl Agents set out to collect 2,000 jars of peanut butter to donate to local food pantries throughout the region. The motivation behind the Peanut Butter Drive comes from wanting to donate the River Bend Food Bank’s most requested item. Peanut Butter is an ideal donation item because of the spread’s high protein content, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, November 05, 2021
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announced the hiring of Education Director, Rebecca Larkin.  “I’m very excited to bring Rebecca into the TLP family as Education Director,” said Executive Director, Dan Danielowski. “She has created a library of master class courses that will help our area high school and college students with future theatre ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, November 05, 2021
    Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois will feature two nationally touring acts in concert this November.  On November 13th, Boy Band Night!Featuring the Music of the 90’s Boy Bands takes the stage at TLP. Paying homage to the many iconic groups we know today, The Boy Band Night brings live tribute to pop sensations like The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, November 04, 2021
    New for Ascentra’s 2021-2022 scholarship competition is the addition of five, $1,000 scholarships dedicated to Ascentra members who are planning on entering a vocational or trade school program. “The continuously growing need for employees amongst the trades has changed the way students are thinking about their careers. We wanted to make sure that our local students had an equal opportunity to ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    Citizens First Bank continues its commitment to providing innovative products and services for customers and the community.  Now, Live Chat is available on the Citizens First Bank website at GoCFB.bank.  For a personalized and prompt response, use Citizens First Bank Live Chat!Live Chat is an online communication tool that allows website visitors to chat, with or without video, in real time.   ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    A live nativity scene is being organized as part of the annual Fulton Christmas Walk on Friday, December 3 from 5:00 – 7:30pm.  Volunteers are needed to portray the characters of the holy nativity.  Each volunteer will be asked to take part in the scene for 30 minutes.  The location of the live nativity is the northeast lawn of the old Drives Bldg across the street from the de Immigrant windmill. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    When First Central State Bank began its Grilling For Charity tradition more than 10 years ago, a small grill and a few to-go orders highlighted those first renditions.  Now, armed with multiple grills, an extensive non-profit network, and community members and bank employees coming together, the 2021 Grilling For Charity season netted record-breaking results across First Central State Bank’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    The City of Clinton Hometown Pride Committee announces the ribbon-cutting for the first public display of plaques for the Clinton County Walk of Fame Honorees for 2021 at Citizens First Bank of Clinton, 1442 Lincoln Way at 10:00 am on Monday, November 15th.   The bronze plated plaques of the seven inductees from the inaugural class of the Clinton County Walk of Fame were honored on September ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, November 01, 2021
    Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoe stores, is hosting its 6th annual “Socks for Troops” fundraiser in all of their 200+ retail locations. Last year Shoe Sensation collected over 40,000 pairs of socks and hopes to continue the success of the program in 2021. This year, each store will be collecting socks for active-duty military personnel and/or local veterans in their ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, October 14, 2021
    The Iowa Bankers Association recently honored a First Central State Bank team member for a distinguished 50-year career in banking.  Judy Farrell was honored at the annual Iowa Bankers Association convention. She joined 13 other inductees from around the state of Iowa in receiving the honor.  “I’ve really enjoyed banking my whole life,” said Farrell, who is stationed at First Central’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, September 17, 2021
    Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will host a Fall Festival featuring BrewFest on Saturday, September 25 from 12:00 (noon) to 6:00 pm.  The fest will include tastings of popular craft beers and wines, food, hay rides, and activities for the whole family.  BrewFest features the popular craft beers of Lena Brewery and other local ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    First Central State Bank will continue its tradition this month of Grilling for Charity fundraisers.  The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at First Central State Bank’s Lincoln Way location. The proceeds collected from this fundraiser will benefit My Gear Outreach of Clinton County, an organization that supports foster families and foster children in Clinton County by ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, July 12, 2021
    When the pandemic struck in 2020, Josie Hartman began looking for jobs. With few options available, she moved to Clinton and eventually landed a position as a teller at First Central State Bank.  A year later, Hartman has been promoted to Lead Teller and Customer Service Representative at First Central State Bank’s Lincoln Way location. Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, First ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    First Central State Bank CEO Brigham Tubbs has announced a promotion.  Laura Howard recently earned a promotion, moving her to Assistant Vice President. She is located at First Central State Bank’s Clinton – North Second Street location.  Howard, who has been with First Central State Bank since 2005, is the Branch Manager at the North Second Street location.  “Laura has been a great ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest