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J-Squared Aquatics cuts ribbon on new business

Gordon Woods / Journal Left to right: Janice Peterson (Clinton Chamber exec. director); Curt Homann ( DCDC); Becky Adams (DCRA); Jessica Allhands; Doug Brisard (in yellow) (DCRA); Jamie Durbin …
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Successful Lincoln/Douglas K-1st summer program concludes next week

CLINTON — Camp Learn-a-Lot is a summer program at Douglas and Lincoln Elementary schools in Clinton. Families were able to sign up for kindergarten and 1st grade students to attend during a …

County working on siren plan

CLINTON — County officials are working with municipalities interested in keeping their tornado alert sirens. Clinton Power Station owner Constellation announced in 2023 it would replace …

DeWitt Clinton DAR commemorates Flag Day

CLINTON – The DeWitt Clinton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution marked Flag Day with an award to Jim and Kim Brady, of Clinton, for their year-round and patriotic display of the …

City hall elevator being replaced

CLINTON — City administrator Taylor Baxter reported at the June 4 city council meeting the city was closer to getting the city hall elevator repaired. “As we’ve talked about …

CHS sports upgrade begins

    Gordon Woods / Journal Work began last week on renovation of the Clinton High School football and track & field facilities.   In addition to a new field, the …
Annual horse show July 6-7 at 4-H Fairgrounds
CLINTON — The DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt 4-H Horse Show is the culmination of dedication, hard work, and a love for horses. This year’s 4-H show will be July 6 and 7 at the DeWitt …
Rogers joins Freedom Sings USA project
HEYWORTH — Clinton U.S. Navy veteran Marc Rogers will be part of a national project to record the stories of military veterans.
Workmans celebrate 60th wedding anniversary
CLINTON – John and Mary Jane (Glenn) Workman recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner hosted by their family.
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.

Hoffman IESA State Champion

CJHS athlete Jenna Hoffman won 1st place in the 8th grade pole vault at the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State championships, held in East Peoria.   See others on A9.

CHS Maroons vs St. Teresa Bulldogs

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

Agility, tenacity carry Maroons to 61-55 win over bigger Hornets

HEYWORTH — The Hornets boys team hosted the Maroons the Maroons during the News Year’s break  This would prove to be a full-game, all-out battle. 

Healthcare scams

It takes a lot of nerve to cook up a scheme to steal large amounts of money from government agencies such as the VA, especially since in the end the criminals get caught. One thief tried to …

Social Security omits food from in-kind support and maintenance calculations

Supplement Security Income (SSI) provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness. It also provides monthly payments to adults aged 65 and older, who have limited …

The southern border

I started to write on the Trump trial until I read this morning’s news stating Biden had signed an executive order regarding our southern border with Mexico.

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

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    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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