• News for Community

    Friday, June 24, 2022
    It was a successful return home for the Clinton LumberKings on Thursday night defeating the Normal CornBelters by the final score of 16-1, in a ballgame shortened by a lighting malfunction in the top half of the sixth inning.  Clinton scored in all five innings of the ball game. Big performances for Clinton came from Shortstop Luke Ira (South Dakota St) and Tommy Specht (Kentucky). Ira in the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 23, 2022
    In a back and forth fight the Clinton LumberKings fell 7-5 to the Burlington Bees at Community Field in Burlington, Iowa Wednesday night.  The scoring opened in the fifth. Both teams scored two in the inning. Clinton would take the lead in the top half. Jeremy Conforti (College of DuPage) drove in two with his second home run of the season. Burlington responded with an RBI hit from Trey Adams ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 23, 2022
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will their summer fare with Annie. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie and loosely based on the 1885 poem "Little Orphant Annie" written by James Whitcomb Riley. The musical includes music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    What does a cigarette give you? Cancer, emphysema, heart disease, asthma, stroke and pneumonia. More than 480,000 Americans die every year from some form of tobacco-related illness. While many know that tobacco, smoking, and vaping are harmful to health, quitting isn't easy. It’s time to get your health back and live your best life!  MercyOne Clinton Medical Center offers Freedom from Smoking®, a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    On Monday night the Clinton LumberKings four-game win streak came to an end at the hands of the Alton River Dragons, the final score was 3-2.  In the first inning the River Dragons got out in front, Eddie King Jr. (Louisville) singled in a run giving Alton an early advantage 1-0.  In the fifth, Noah Bush (Howard Lake CC) extended the lead by two, with an RBI groundout making it 2-0.  The score ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 20, 2022
    On the second Copa Day of the season the Clinton Elotes won their fourth game in a row in a matinee affair against the Alton River Dragons at NelsonCorp Field.   For the third consecutive day the Elotes used a tremendous starting pitching performance to propel them in the early going. Brody Brecht (Iowa) made his second start of the season, striking out nine batters and allowing zero hits over ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 20, 2022
    Grant applications for the Fall 2022 grant round are available beginning Monday, June 20, 2022.  Grant applications are on-line and can be found at the Clinton County Development Association’s website at http://www.clintoncountydevelopment.org.  The maximum amount that can be requested is $75,000.  Fall grants are awarded with the goal of accomplishing economic, civic or community development ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 20, 2022
    Clinton Community College has announced the Spring 2022 Deans’ List.  Students must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours and 3.5 GPA during the term.  Andrew, IA        Jami Portz        Clayton Widel  Baldwin, IA        Riley Burken        Megan Carbonelli  Bellevue, IA        Terrin Back        Jordan Beasley        Ryan Dunn       Claire Dunne        Mariah Hueneke        Lillian ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, June 20, 2022
    Clinton Community College has announced the Spring 2022 President’s List.  Students must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours and 4.0 GPA during the term.  Bellevue, IA        Kylie Arlen        Hannah Braet        Samuel Dunne        Teagan Humphrey        Alex Knief        Jackson Mueller        Madyson Schlie  Bettendorf, IA        Caitlin Rowland        Christie Vogt        Lu ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    New reports show that scammers are reviving an old tactic to gain trust. Scammers are emailing and texting pictures of real and doctored law enforcement credentials and badges to prove they are legitimate and scam people out of money. Scammers may change the picture or use a different name, agency, or badge number, but the basic scam is the same. Federal law enforcement agencies are warning the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will continue their 2022 Season with the slapstick comedy, Lend Me A Tenor. Ken Ludwig’s comedy opens Thursday, June 16, for a two-week run. With a nod to the style of Marx Brothers classics like “A Night at the Opera,” the play, which takes place in 1934, is filled with manic disagreements, elaborate ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 08, 2022
    A familiar face will move into a new role at First Central State Bank.  Jordan Smith has been promoted to Customer Service Representative at First Central State Bank’s Clinton-North Second Street location. She is taking over the role previously occupied by the recently retired Madonna Obren. Smith has worked for two years at First Central’s Clinton-North Second Street location in the Teller ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    Former LumberKings’ pitcher Kobey Schlotman has signed a pro-contract with the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association of Professional Baseball. The American Association is a partner league of MLB.  After appearing in four games in 2021, Schlotman made one appearance for the LumberKings in 2022, starting on June 2 against the Normal CornBelters.   At Mount Mercy, Schlotman played under ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 02, 2022
    The Prospect League got under way Wednesday night, as the Clinton LumberKings hosted the Normal CornBelters in the season opener at NelsonCorp Field. The scoring opened up in the top half of the second inning. CornBelters' right-fielder, Hank Himrich (Bradley University) drove in the first run of the ball game, driving in catcher Peyton Meredith (Saint Leo University) on a ground out to second ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 02, 2022
    – MercyOne Clinton Foundation has awarded $22,000 in scholarships ranging from $200 to $1,500 to area students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Recipients are: MercyOne Auxiliary Scholarship: Kelsey Yaddof of Preston, attending University of Dubuque; Emily Manemann of Clinton, attending Clarke University; Crystle Meggenberg of Clinton, attending University of Iowa; Christina Brown of Morrison, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 02, 2022
    Five-year home appreciation in our region was between 23.45% and 28.98% with all of our regional Metropolitan Statistical Areas experiencing positive gains. In the past year, home prices in our area have increased: +12.68% in Dubuque; +9.93% in Iowa City; 12.34% in Cedar Rapids; and +10.54% in the Quad Cities. This compares to other cities: Des Moines +15.08% and Chicago +13.35%. Of course, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Wednesday, June 01, 2022
    First Central State Bank President Brigham Tubbs recently announced two promotions.  Caleb Jacobi and Scott Levine earned the promotions, with Jacobi being named Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, and Levine now recognized as Marketing and Event Officer.  Jacobi, of LeClaire, has been with the bank for 10 years, and has been a major reason for the continued growth of the LeClaire market, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will open their 2022 Season with the Regional Premiere of the Jimmy Buffett musical, Escape to Margaritaville. This musical-comedy features both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. This hilarious, heartwarming ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, May 26, 2022
    Victory Center Ministries is a multi-faceted ministry located in the heart of Clinton, Iowa, and was founded by Ray Gimenez in 1987 as an emergency homeless shelter for men, women, and families. He is blessed to work alongside his wife, Mary Anne, the Victory Center's Women and Children's Shelter director. Together they passionately preach and teach God's word out in the mission field and work to ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, May 20, 2022
    Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will bring back their on-campus workshops and performance opportunities for area youth of all ages including the High School Internship Program which provides paid internships for four area high school students.   Timber Lake Playhouse will, again, provide paid apprenticeships for area teens interested in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    The City of Clinton Hometown Pride Committee has selected six individuals and one couple to be inducted into the Clinton County Walk of Fame as part of the 2022 class. They will be honored at the 2022 Clinton County Walk of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony on Sunday, September 18, at Eagle Point Park Lodge.  The event will be open to the public and tickets will be available. The 2022 Clinton ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Friday, February 25, 2022
    First Central State Bank CEO and President Brigham Tubbs has announced six promotions.  Tom Messer, Debbie Mulvania, Chris Sterbenz, Josie Hartman, Angela Glover and Peyton Tiesman recently earned promotions at the eastern Iowa financial institution.  These team members have all demonstrated the ability to grow in their profession and thrive at First Central State Bank, Tubbs said.  “Creating ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    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
    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
    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