• News for Community

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Advanced GI and bariatric surgeon Amar Chiruvella, MD, FRCSC, is now performing two different types of bariatric surgery for people in the Clinton and surrounding area who need to lose a significant amount of weight. Dr. Chiruvella is highly trained and experienced in minimally invasive and advanced GI (gastrointestinal) procedures, bariatric surgery and general surgery.  MercyOne Clinton is ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    The Clinton LumberKings today praised the newly created Save Minor League Baseball Task Force that has been organized by members of Congress to prevent Major League Baseball (MLB) from eliminating 42 minor league franchises, nearly one quarter of all minor league teams around the country.  "We appreciate the support of Rep. Lori Trahan (D.-Massachusetts), David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and the members ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa has again collected holiday cards for military troops.  This year, holiday and greeting cards will be sent to Camp Fuji, Japan.  The Phi Theta Kappa 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 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, November 22, 2019
    MaC 94.7FM and AM 1390 KCLN are proud to announce their 20th Annual Freezin’ For Food Food Drive to benefit food pantries in the Clinton Region.  The food drive will once again take place at Clinton’s Hy-Vee beginning Monday, December 2nd.  Radio Station General Manager, Chris Streets, will spend the bulk of his week in the box of a Frary Lumber Company truck collecting canned goods, ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Over the past several weeks, multiple news outlets have reported the story about Major League Baseball's (MLB) plan to eliminate 42 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams starting in the 2021 season. This story came from the initial proposal from MLB regarding the future of MiLB. The written agreement between MLB and MiLB is called the Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA). The current PBA expires ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Cornerstone Wellness Center is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Morrison, IL! Mike Mills, LCSW is accepting new clients for issues related to anxiety, grief, anger, depression, and behavioral problems. Referrals and scheduling can be handled through our Clinton office at 563-243-6054.  
    Categories: Community
    Monday, November 18, 2019
    The 26th Annual Excellence in Concrete Awards were announced on November 14, 2019, at a ceremony in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) and American Concrete Institute (ACI) Iowa Chapter hosted the awards luncheon during the Iowa Better Concrete Conference.  The Excellence in Concrete Awards recognize outstanding projects from throughout the state. Entries were judged ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    The competition is underway for the Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 school year.  A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to ten Ascentra members to help offset the costs of attending a college or university or even trade school. Scholarships are awarded as follows:   Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students planning to enter ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, November 04, 2019
    Timber Lake Playhouse is looking for area musicians to play in the pit for musical productions at the playhouse in Mount Carroll.  TLP produces seven full length musicals throughout the summer and fall as well as a Christmas show in December.  TLP regularly hires musicians who play the more traditional instruments – keys, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, reeds, and strings – as well as ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    -Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoe stores, is hosting its 4th annual “Socks For Troops” fundraiser company-wide. Last year, Shoe Sensation collected over 30,000 pairs of socks as a company. This year, each store will again be collecting socks for active duty military or local veterans in our communities. Shoe Sensation will have military approved socks to purchase and ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    Greetings from The Salvation Army of Clinton!   With Christmas right around the corner, we are happy to report The Salvation Army has rolled out a new online Kettle Volunteer Registration program called RegisterToRing.com. This new online program will allow individuals, groups, clubs, local businesses, and organizations to schedule their time and location to ring the bell for The Salvation Army ...read more
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    Monday, October 28, 2019
    Wild Rose Casino & Resort announces that The Cornell Gunter Coasters will be performing on New Year’s Eve! The concert is scheduled Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in the Oakwood Grand Ballroom. Tickets will be $25, tax and convenience fees not included, with limited seating available. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the show starting at 8:00 p.m. This is a 21 years of age or older show.   The ...read more
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    Thursday, August 29, 2019
    Two First Central State Bank team members recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.    Scott Wiley and Valerie Pell completed the more than two years of schooling needed to earn the Certificate of Executive Leadership, the highest level of certification from the Wisconsin School of Business and Executive Development. Since its inception in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 19, 2019
    First Central State Bank raised more than $2,700 for an area non-profit through its Grilling For Charity fundraiser.  Thanks to community members dining at the First Central State Bank Lincoln Way location in Clinton, $2,727.25 was raised for Information, Referral and Assistance Services in Clinton. The non-profit acts as a clearinghouse for a local network made up of more than 200 local human ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Rebecca Edwards has always gravitated toward careers where she can make a difference in the lives of others.    For nine years, that meant working in the healthcare industry. Now, she’s keeping that same empathetic mindset, albeit in a different career field.   First Central State Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Rebecca Edwards as a Customer Service Representative in the DeWitt ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    First Central State Bank will host a shred day to help local residents dispose of secure records.  The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. May 9 in Clinton at First Central State Bank's Lincoln Way location. This event is free and open to everyone.  If residents are unable to make that timeframe, First Central State Bank will host several shred events over a two-day period. Other shred events ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Monday, April 01, 2019
    The Keep Iowa Beautiful Board of Directors has announced the 2019 annual award winners for enhancing the beauty, cleanliness and attractiveness of the state of Iowa. The four award categories are community, organization, corporate and individual. “The KIB award program is designed to recognize people and organizations that have gone the extra mile to help build stronger Iowa communities,” said ...read more
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    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Kara Marr began her banking career as a teller at the age of 18.  She’s worked in several facets of the banking industry since that time, and now, she has been promoted to Vice President at First Central State Bank.  First Central State Bank CEO Brigham Tubbs said Marr’s versatility and attention to customer service align with First Central’s continued mission.  “Kara has been a valuable team ...read more
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