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    Friday, May 29, 2020
    Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) today released information regarding two new unemployment benefit programs available to Iowans.  Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), was created by the CARES Act and provides an additional 13 weeks of federally funded benefits to individuals who have exhausted their 26 weeks of regular state unemployment benefits.  PEUC is available for weeks of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2020 Leadership Grants.  This spring, the foundation awarded a total of $21,000 to 29 different organizations and charities throughout the region.     These grants stem from the community-focused pillar of Ascentra’s mission statement, and is in support of the People-Helping–People philosophy that credit unions stand for. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    Clinton Community College hosted the Induction Ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.   Thirty six members were inducted into the CCC Alpha Theta Beta Chapter.  Students are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa if they have achieved a 3.5 grade point and earned 12 credit hours.      Phi Theta Kappa chapter alumni Jenny Green and Marcia Larson served as emcees for ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    United Way of Clinton County, Iowa (UWCCI) and funded partner agencies supporting basic needs are hard at work helping individuals and families through the effects of Covid-19. For those families still affected by the COVID-19 crisis, a variety of options are still available to get help with rent, utilities, food and other basic needs.  Organizations like Information, Referral & Assistance, ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    Citizens First Bank management and directors are pleased to announce a $20,000 contribution to the United Way of Clinton County in honor of the bank’s 20 th anniversary. Bank President Kathy Forrest shared, “We are proud to contribute locally, and it just made sense to make part of our 20 year celebration a commitment to help the community that has supported us over the last 20 years. Since ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    Traditionally, the first event held at NelsonCorp Field is a baseball game. However - as 2020 has proven to be - nothing is normal anymore. The very first event of the season will be this Saturday, May 30th, when the LumberKings host a live concert featuring the Unidynes at NelsonCorp Field. The LumberKings will have the following social distancing rules in effect: - Each guest must have a mask to ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announces the postponement or cancellation of all performances and events through the end of July. TLP staff are busily working with concert promoters and licensing agents to reschedule these dates and developing plans for a new schedule. “Next week would have been the opening night of SuperStar and we ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    The LumberKings will be back serving ballpark food on Thursday, May 28th from 12 pm to 6 pm. For the first time in 2020, fans will be welcomed to enter NelsonCorp Field and enjoy their lunch with a view of the ballpark.The LumberKings have also added a Meatloaf Sandwich Basket, with a side of coleslaw and a bag of chis. There is a limited quantity available. The buy one, get one offer for hot dogs ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    MercyOne, one of Iowa's largest health care systems, is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of safety for patients and colleagues as it resumes health care services in Clinton that had been temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the positive impact of social distancing begins to flatten the curve for COVID-19 cases in Clinton County, MercyOne Clinton Medical Center and clinics ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    The LumberKings will be serving ballpark food on Thursday, May 21st from 12 pm to 6 pm. In honor of National EMS Week, all first responders will be able to take advantage of a 25% discount on their entire order. First responders must indicate their department upon placing their order and present their badge during pick up.The LumberKings have also added a Polish Sausage Basket, with a limited ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, May 15, 2020
    LyondellBasell today announced it has donated $50,000 to River Cities Information Referral and Assistance Services. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted various facets of people’s lives and created hardships for many. Food banks all over the world are on the front lines of this international pandemic providing food assistance to millions facing hunger, with demand increasing every day. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    The Clinton LumberKings have added a Philly Steak Sandwich basket to the menu and are now offering buy one, get one free on hot dogs and bags of popcorn from noon to 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 14th at NelsonCorp Field.The LumberKings will once again be offering a menu of ballpark food with the addition of a Philly Steak Sandwich basket, Limited quantities available. Fans can now take advantage of a ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, May 11, 2020
    A virtual version of MercyOne Clinton Medical Center’s popular CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) lifestyle medicine education program will now begin Thursday, May 21, offering a safe, convenient way to help maintain health and well-being from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.   In an easy-to-access virtual environment led by a registered dietitian and a certified wellness coach from ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, May 07, 2020
    As restrictions are slowly lifted and many area businesses open back up, Citizens First Bank continues to keep community well-being top of mind and will not be opening bank lobbies quite yet. We are planning a phased approach to do our part to limit exposure for our staff, customers and community. We have been able to shift many of our customer interactions to digital banking, phone and drive ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, May 07, 2020
    Clinton Middle School students exceeded their $16,500 goal, raising $17,250 to donate to the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa (UWCCI). Teacher Eric Slocum, a lead organizer behind the annual fundraisers, says, “I’m really proud of our amazing students and staff here at Clinton Middle School.  We are all willing to do what it takes to support this great cause!” Clinton Middle School has held a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    The board of directors of the River City Municipal Band has announced they will postpone the 2020 summer concert season. Band leadership said although the decision is disappointing, it was made in light of current community health concerns. Many of the area’s summer festivals and events at which the band plays have been canceled. Additionally, the spaces that provided the band’s rehearsals and ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    MercyOne Clinton Medical Center is offering a virtual version of its free program to prevent type 2 diabetes. Called Prevent T2, it's part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevent T2 is a proven program designed to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Beginning Wednesday, May 6, the program will be offered virtually from 3-4 ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, May 04, 2020
    Due to continued precautions with the spread of COVID-19, the annual spring Fulton Plant Sale will be cancelled. Difficulty securing a public site, volunteers, and plant supply all contributed to the decision. A large portion of the sales dealt with the interaction between the consumer and the Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Discussion of growth environment, proper choices, and care of the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, May 04, 2020
    United Way of Clinton County, Iowa (UWCCI) has created an easy to use website tool that will let you select a card design and add your own messages of thanks to the many businesses and services who are continuing to work on the front lines to keep our community safe and ensure essential services remain open. For a limited time, you can easily create up to four messages, and designate them to be ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Mediacom Communications announced today the company extension through June 30, 2020 of a series of previously announced initiatives directed at helping American families address work, education and health care challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic. Specific initiatives include: Offering the Mediacom Connect2Compete low-cost Internet program free for 60 days to new qualifying ...read more
    Categories: Community
    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
    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: 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: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release