• News for Community

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Mediacom Communications announced today a series of company initiatives directed at helping American families address work, education and health care challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic. Specific initiatives include:  Increasing the speed of the Mediacom Connect2Compete low-cost internet program to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) down by 3 Mbps up (currently 10 Mbps down by 1 Mbps up). ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Clinton County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), one individual in the age range from 41-60 is self-isolating at home. "While this is Clinton County's first case, it may not be the last, and that's why we encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority," said Clinton County Public Health ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    USDA Rural Development has launched a COVID-19 resource page to keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated on actions taken by the Agency to help rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.Visit www.rd.usda.gov/coronavirus for information on Rural Development loan payment assistance, application deadline extensions, and more.  View the ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Here at the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, our mission is to help Iowans build culturally vibrant communities, even – and especially – in tough times. Art, music, film and history help us connect with each other even when we’re physically apart.  With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of critical resources currently available to help Iowa artists, musicians, cultural organizations ...read more
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    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    The number of initial claims filed between Sunday, March 15, and Saturday, March 21, (the first time period that reflects the increased number of claims filed related to COVID-19, including the broader group of individuals eligible for claims due to the virus) was 40,952. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims as a result of COVID-19 will be available in next Thursday's release. A ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 21 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 145 positive cases. There have been a total of 2,578 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.   According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 21 individuals include:Allamakee County 1 middle-aged ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.Read the full announcement to learn more about the opportunities USDA Rural Development is implementing ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Officials from MercyOne Clinton have established a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Line to meet the evolving health concerns related to COVID-19.   Individuals with general questions can call the MercyOne COVID-19 Information Line at 563-244-5055 to speak to a health professional beginning Monday, March 23. The information line will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  “Our information line ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Governor Reynolds today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of January 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. The declaration comes after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds submitted a federal funding request via the SBA’s Economic Injury ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Dear Friends of Gilda’s Club,I apologize if you already received this via our mass messaging that went out this morning, but I wanted to be sure that community partners are aware that Gilda’s Club is open for business—in the virtual space, of course!   While we miss seeing members up close and personal, we are happy that everyone is staying safe in their homes. We are proud to announce ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Clinton, Iowa (March 20, 2020) –United Way of Clinton County, Iowa (UWCCI) is closely monitoring the local situation from day-to-day in these rapidly changing times. Currently the UWCCI office remains open and is consulting regularly with Clinton County non-profit assistance agencies in our network, in case that additional emergency funding may be required to meet community needs during this ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Due to the prolonged precautionary period for containment of COVID-19, the monthly Miller Programs sponsored by Millers of de Immigrant Windmill at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton , IL will be suspended until further notice.  Please stay posted to future announcements by following us on Fulton Illinois Tourism Facebook page, Windmill Cultural Center and de Immigrant Windmill Facebook page, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Effective immediately, the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, will be implementing recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health and Center for Disease Control in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.General public access to The Canticle, including the Chapel, is being restricted. Visits from family members, friends, and non-essential health care personnel are no longer ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    The River Arts Center, 229 5th Avenue South, in Clinton, has postponed the Maurita Murphy Marx clarinet concert scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd at 2:00 pm The River Arts Center has also closed its gallery/gift shop until the end of March.  
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    The Board of Directors of the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center will comply with the latest recommendations from national and state leaders, and from our nation’s medical experts, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, the decision has been made to close the Discovery Center children’s museum through March 31.  Additionally, the 32nd annual Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser scheduled ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announces the postponement of the first concert in TLP’s newly expanded Concert Series.  Following the recommendations of the Center of Disease Control, TLP will postpone the Oh Boys! concert planned for next Friday, March 20, to a later date. TLP will also reschedule local auditions scheduled for March 29 ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Ascentra Credit Union is financially strong and well prepared to serve its members during uncertain and turbulent times.  Ascentra is taking measures to ensure the health and safety of staff, members, and the region while addressing financial hardships that people may face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ascentra Credit Union will temporarily suspend lobby services in its ten branches ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
     As you probably already know by now, Major League Baseball - along with Minor League Baseball - has made the decision to delay the start of the 2020 season. This was a very important and key step in trying to contain and combat the COVID-19 virus. There are a lot of questions and concerns right now, but our top priority is the health and safety of our fans, staff and employees. We know that ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    First Central State Bank will close its lobbies starting at 1 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice to respect federal and state directives for social distancing.  Drive-thru banking and ATM/ITMs will remain open.  Please call for personal and in-person needs and services including loan, trust and investments. We will open the doors for customers who want to meet with someone ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    MercyOne, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and local public health organizations, wants to provide the safest possible environment for our patients, families, community and colleagues. Based on the latest information, one important way to enhance health and safety is to reduce exposure to potential disease carriers. The fewer people whom our patients come in contact with, the ...read more
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    Monday, March 16, 2020
     Governor Reynolds today announced assistance for workers and employers impacted by layoffs related to COVID-19.  The guidance includes information for employees filing for unemployment insurance claims, as well as information on programs available for employers.“Iowa has incredible employers accommodating the needs of Iowans during the disruption caused by COVID-19,” said Gov. Reynolds. “The ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    - Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued the following statement today:  "In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season. We will continue to monitor the developments and will announce additional information about the 2020 season at a ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    To protect the health and well-being of our patients, their families, and of the communities we serve, MercyOne Clinton Medical Center is now restricting visitors. In accordance with this, we are following the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 recommendations and are acting with an abundance of caution to ensure we do not elevate the risk of exposure to the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Clinton Middle School students have set a $16,500 goal to benefit the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa (UWCCI). Now nearing the end of the fundraiser, the students and teachers have raised $12,000, with just a few days left to go. If the students reach their goal, teachers will participate in a spaghetti slide and rap battles, amongst other celebratory activities. Teacher Eric Slocum, a lead ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, March 09, 2020
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, opens its doors in March this year with the first of eleven concerts in the 2020 season.  “We’re excited about starting our concert season earlier this year,” said Dan Danielowski, TLP Executive Director.  “Since we winterized the theatre last year, we going to take advantage of the opportunity to host ...read more
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
     CFB Holding Company, the parent organization for Citizens First Bank, held its annual shareholders’ meeting Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the bank’s main facility at 1442 Lincoln Way in Clinton.  Board of Directors Chairman, John McEleney, provided his overview and insights to the bank’s directors, senior management and shareholders.  He commented on Citizens First’s adherence to a strategic ...read more
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    The Clinton LumberKings joined members of the Clinton Community this morning at the Clinton Herald's "Coffee & Conversations" event about MLB's Minor League Contraction Proposal.  Fans shared their thoughts and opinions about the proposal and how important the LumberKings are in the Clinton area.  The Herald also provided a hard copy of a petition that will be sent to MLB on behalf of the Clinton ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    Yesterday nurses across Iowa were announced as 2020 Great Iowa Nurses, an annual award recognizing nurses for their courage, competence and commitment to patients and the nursing profession. Of the 100 honorees, MercyOne congratulates 20 incredible nurses across their system of health services as Great Iowa Nurses.  "We are proud to have these amazing care givers in our Circle of Care,” said ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Richard Montañez will keynote the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 11th Annual Gala & Business Awards, “Noche de Fuego.”  Montañez started his PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in 1976 as a janitor and is recognized as the creator of the Flamin’ Hot line of products, which have become a billion-dollar business and a cultural phenomenon.  The event will recognize outstanding businesses ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Beginning March 2, internal medicine specialist Tamilselvi Periasamy, MD, is joining MercyOne Clinton Medical Center. She is a board-certified internal medicine specialist and will provide patient care on the fourth floor of the medical center, 1410 N. 4th St., Clinton. She will begin seeing patients March 16, and her office phone number is 563-242-7522.  Dr. Periasamy comes to MercyOne Clinton ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Nearly 2,000 girl’s lives are being changed through a new Girl Scouts community outreach program. This program directly supports at-risk girls in the underserved areas of Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, and Muscatine by building courage, confidence, and character through a Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  To help combat the barriers that keep girls from participating, the Ascentra Credit Union ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Clinton County public health continues to work with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners to monitor and respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and has since been detected in other parts of the world, including the U.S. As Spring Break nears, many ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Friday, February 28, 2020
    STARTS SUNDAY MARCH 1 L'Arche Clinton was nominated by the employees of Sterling Federal Bank to compete in the Third Annual Sterling Federal Bank Employee Charity Challenge. We participated last year and placed 3rd - lets try for first! The Charity Challenge is an online voting process that will take place during the whole month of March. The process is simple. Those that visit the Sterling ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    With changes in technology in the health care industry, continued education for nurses, caregivers and those in health-related fields remains a priority for MercyOne Clinton Medical Center.  To encourage health care education, MercyOne Clinton Foundation awards scholarships to individuals who are working to further their education in health care-related fields.   The MercyOne Auxiliary ...read more
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    Monday, February 24, 2020
    The Friends of Timber Lake Playhouse are hosting their first trivia night fundraiser on Saturday, April 4 at Manny’s Pizza, Savanna.  One hundred questions – 10 rounds of 10 questions from 10 categories – will test the smarts of participating teams. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two teams.    Registration fee is $10 per person. Teams of 4-8 can register by emailing ...read more
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    Monday, February 24, 2020
    More than one-third of people aged 65 or older fall each year. These falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization for trauma and death among older adults. Falling also can shake an older person's confidence. The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all of the things they normally do or would like to do.  That’s why preventing falls is crucial to maintaining ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    First Central State Bank CEO Brigham Tubbs has announced four promotions.  Melisa Maher, John Jackson, Chris Sterbenz and Cynthia Kaczinski all recently earned promotions at First Central State Bank, which has several locations in eastern Iowa, including Clinton, DeWitt, Eldridge, Goose Lake and LeClaire.  All four have demonstrated an ability to go the extra mile in creating a great team ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    Celebrate Lenten Vespers with the Sisters of St. Francis at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave N, Clinton, Sundays at 6:00 p.m. during Lent. Reflections will be based on the theme, "Lent: A time of yearning for the Living God." Topics are: March 1 - Temptation, March 8 - Transformation, March 15 - Woman at the Well, March 22 - Man Born Blind, March 29 - Lazarus Called to Risen Life, and April 5 - Passion ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    A remodeling project at First Central State Bank’s Goose Lake branch is nearing completion.  To celebrate, First Central State Bank will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the bank’s location,  223 Main St. The DeWitt Chamber and Development Company and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting to begin the festivities.  First Central State Bank ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, January 10, 2020
    As a volunteer firefighter, Tyler Vandendooren knows the feeling of lending a helping hand.  Now, he’s adding another way to help area residents by recently joining First Central State Bank as an Assistant Vice President in Commercial and Agriculture Lending. That doesn’t mean he’s giving up on the Thomson, Illinois, Fire Department. He’ll continue to be an Assistant Fire Chief and EMT for the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    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: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    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: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    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
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    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
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release