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Helping keep the parks clean

Kids from The Vault teen center recently held their monthly serve day by working to pick up trash from the city’s parks. Courtesy of The Vault
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CLINTON — Members of DeWitt County EMS participated Thursday in the 2024 Clinton  Area Chamber of Commerce & Toursim Bureau Business Expo.   See more in next week's Clinton …
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Farmer City approves new budget

CLINTON — The Farmer City Council approved an amendment for the city’s FY 2024 budget as well as the budget itself on Monday.

School district responds to complaint

CLINTON — The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to review a complaint filed by a Clinton parent against the Clinton School District.

CPD gets two new officers

CLINTON — City attorney John Hoblit swore-in two new Clinton police officers, Margaret McCue and Aristotle Weder on April 2.

ZBA approves variance for new home

CLINTON — The DeWitt County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Monday reviewed and approved a trio of cases. First on the agenda was county resident David Donnelly, who applied for a …

County approves marina sale

CLINTON — The county board, on Mar. 21, approved a proposal from Sullivan Marina & Campground to purchase Clinton Lake Marina. Conditions set for the sale by the county include that …
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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.
A portion of the city arboretum, now known as The Carol McFeeters-Thompson Arboretum.  The city read a proclamation March 5 declaring the naming of the area for the local naturalist.
City arboretum named for Carol Thompson
CLINTON — The city made official on March 5 the naming of the city arboretum The Carol McFeeters-Thompson Arboretum, in honor of the local naturalist.   Thompson passed away in July 2015. …
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 …
Dove food pantry now open Tuesdays and Thursdays
CLINTON — The Dove food pantry is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. It is located at 803 W. Leander Street, Clinton. 
Free flu shots to 65 -plus at Aanaya Rx
LEROY — Aanaya Rx Pharmacy, in LeRoy, is offering free flu shots for people ages 65-plus. DeWitt County residents are welcome to get the free vaccines. No appointment is necessary. The …
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Maroons roll on to 70-35 win over Raiders

CLINTON — Except for the fact Central A&M scored first in its game against the varsity Maroons on Feb. 9, the Raiders ultimately found it too much going against the Maroon’s defense.

Otters 1st in Danville Super Splash

Courtesy of Clinton Otters / Rob DeLeon, Clinton YMCA On Saturday January 27, the Clinton Otters competed in Danville at the 2024 Super Splash. The Otters finished 1st overall in team points in …
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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. …

Five things to know when your child with disabilities turns 18

When your child turns 18 years old, they legally become an adult.  This is an important time to consider their financial future – especially if they need additional care into adulthood.
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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 are cutting back on classes and hours because of the lack of participation, again, but …

  • 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 in …

  • 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 to …

  • 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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Billions of cicadas are about to emerge from underground in a rare double-brood convergence

In the wake of North America’s recent solar eclipse, another historic natural event is on the horizon. From late April through June 2024, the largest brood of 13-year cicadas, known as Brood XIX, will co-emerge with a midwestern brood of 17-year cicadas, Brood XIII.

Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home

Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …

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