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MayDays 2024

Adults (firefighters) and kids had some water fun Saturday as area fire departments participated in the annual water ball contests, hosted by Clinton Fire Department during the MayDays festival. …
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Second warden joins shelter

CLINTON — Animal shelter and CenCom administrator Tony Harris recently gave the county’s public safety committee a briefing on activity at the two facilities.

City changes code governing CFD

CLINTON — Clinton resident Seth Redington addressed the city council about an ongoing issue he has pursued in regard to commissioner Dan Ballenger. “I think the city needs to audit …

Illinois 54 near Clinton to close May 16

CLINTON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Illinois 54 between Wren Road and DeWitt County Road 1650 East near Clinton will close May 16.

‘Moroccan’ room once fashionable

Editor’s Note:   This is the second story in a series as the DeWitt County Museum begins its 2024 season.   CLINTON — If you tour the C.H. Moore Homestead mansion in …

From Clinton to Nashville: Chasing the dream

  Someday Mr. Lincoln’s Square, Weldon Springs, Clinton Lake, and other local landmarks may become famous if Clinton’s own Doug Willis’ dreams come true. Last …
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Clinton Community Educational Foundation awards scholarships during Gold Star Awards night
CLINTON — The Clinton Community Educational Foundation presented several CHS seniors with scholarship awards at Gold Star Awards Night on Tuesday, May 14. Endowments and legacies processed …
Left to right, Melinda Decker, Kristin McGlasson, Ramey, Burton, Kiersten Goff and Carol Hanafin.
LaTeaDa tea room marks 20 years as a Clinton destination
CLINTON — When the pandemic lockdown started in 2020, eating establishment owners had to scramble to figure out how they would continue to do business.
Left to right: Edith Brady-Lunny, Regent,  Rosemary Parker, award recipient,  Terri Lemmel, presenting award.
Parker honored by local DAR chapter
CLINTON — DeWitt Clinton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented chapter member Rosemary Parker the Woman in American History award at its April meeting.
Arbor Day ceremony April 27 to honor Carol Thompson
CLINTON — The Clinton city arboretum will be named in honor of Carol McFeeters Thompson on April 27 during the annual observance of Arbor Day.
Baking it: Clinton woman in finals of national competition
In January 2020, Clinton’s Michelle Akeman found herself in a dark place.  Her father had recently passed away and she was falling into a depression and was fearful that depression …
Sports

CHS Maroons vs St. Teresa Bulldogs

Josh Bass (13) at bat during Monday’s Maroons’ home non-conference game against St. Teresa.

Lady Maroons over Lady Chargers 2-1 at home

The Clinton Lady Maroons defeated the Champaign Central Lady Chargers 2-1 at home.

Clinton over W-L 3-2 at home

The Clinton Maroons defeated the Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals 3-2 at home on Monday.
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The Culinary Corner / Continuing the lunch

Welcome to my little corner of culinary delights. Cold cuts would be great for a lunch sandwich.   Turkey salad spread and tuna salad spread are great for making lunch sandwiches.   …

More on wine

Welcome to my little corner of culinary delights. Forgive me if I get my directions mixed up regarding France.   We were in the northwest and not yet moved to the northeast, I get confused. …
Opinion

...The best nine years of my career

Clinton Community, On June 28, 2024, I will retire. I will have completed nine years as the CUSD 15 superintendent and 33 years of my public-school career. It went by very quickly! I have told …

  • Consequences ...or the lack thereof

    Seldom does this column write on the same topic in successive weeks. The student protests on our college …

  • Democracy imperiled

    What sets America apart is that we are a nation of laws. There is a core value of law in this nation that …

  • Here we go again

    I’m not the only one who has opted, once again, to stay home. Both the rec center and the senior center …

  • The great divide

    My liberal friends suggest I am addicted to Fox News, but in all honesty, I often tune in to MSNBC and …

  • Year’s end

    The United States appears to have diminished in world standing over the past year. There was a time …

  • Thankful and grateful

    It is the end of the year. Christmas is here and a New Year is only a week away. Now is a good time …

  • The season

    It is the Christmas season,  and we all have our individual perspectives of what that season …

  • War & peace

    It is now December, which, in this country, is defined as the Christmas season. Tradition says it …

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Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think

Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …

Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?

Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.

Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains

Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …

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