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  • News for Community

    Friday, February 26, 2021
    Over the years, Soderstrom Skin Institute has taken pride in serving the community and listening to the needs of our patients. Continuing this tradition, we are happy to announce the opening of our new office at 2027 S. 21st Street in Clinton on March 15, 2021.  (Formerly Dr. Robinson’s family practice)  In 1973, Soderstrom Dermatology began as a single medical office in Morton, Illinois. Today, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    YWCA Clinton and the Sisters of Saint Francis are proud to present their second annual International Women’s Day Celebration on Monday, March 8th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held virtually via Zoom and feature speaker Leslie K. Bruton.The United Nations declared International Women’s Day as an official holiday in 1977 to spread awareness of the women’s rights movement. The 2021 theme ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, February 22, 2021
    Catholic Sisters from 24 congregations in four states this March will launch a yearlong, live-streamed conversation series on the leading social justice issues of our time. Each episode is free and open to the public.Titled “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate,” each month this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, February 22, 2021
    The Paul B. Sharar Foundation for Clinton Community College has announced that March 1 is the deadline to apply for 2021-2022 academic year scholarships.  The information form, a Goal Statement, transcripts, plus 2 references, is a complete application.  Applications can be made with the official form available at Clinton Community College or online at www.eicc.edu.  In 2020-21, Sharar ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, February 22, 2021
    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum!”  will partner with state dental health initiative I-Smile to offer free children’s dental screenings, on Friday and Saturday mornings.  On Saturday afternoon, a monthly Lego build challenge will be offered.  And Tuesday evening brings a Pizza Hut fundraising night for the children’s museum.            Pizza Hut ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Friday, February 19, 2021
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, opens its 60th Anniversary Season in June with some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the slower than expected roll-out of the vaccine. “Since the projections don’t put us to full vaccination in Illinois until the end of the summer, TLP has had to make some changes in programming to assure our ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, February 19, 2021
    Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded three $1 million competitive grants through the new Career Academy Incentive Fund to prepare more high school students for success in college, postsecondary training and the workforce.Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC), Indian Hills Community College and Waterloo Community Schools each won a $1 million grant to increase ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economic
    Friday, February 19, 2021
    The Naeve family, farmers and business owners in Clinton County, IA, have announced their plan to build a 50 head-per-day beef processing plant in Camanche, Iowa. The business is expected to create 45 – 50 new jobs and will include a retail location to sell products processed onsite. The state-of-the-art plant will incorporate the latest technology in terms of sanitation, processing and waste ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum!”  will offer parachute play and spy-for-a-day activities to families at this week’s programs.            Funtime Friday, February 19 & Funtime Saturday, February 20:  Parachute PlayThis week at Funtime Friday, February 19, and Funtime Saturday, February 20, children and their families will get to experience the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, February 15, 2021
    Clinton Community College has announced the Fall 2020 Deans’ List.  Students must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours and 3.5 GPA during the term.  Baldwin, IA       Riley Burken       Megan Carbonelli  Bellevue, IA       Jadyn Hurley       Cheyanne Merrick       Audrey Wedeking       Allison Wright  Bettendorf, IA       Cheyenne Sobolik  Calamus, IA       Carter Dwyer       Alyssa ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, February 15, 2021
    Clinton Community College has announced the Fall 2020 President’s List.  Students must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours and 4.0 GPA during the term.  Baldwin, IA       Grant Michel  Bellevue, IA       Terrin Back       Kenna Duesing       Ryan Dunn       Brady Griebel       Colton Heim       Macy Heim       Lauren Keil       Carson Michels       Teresa Paulsen       Juliana ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, February 12, 2021
    MercyOne Clinton Medical Center’s popular Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) begins a new session on Monday, February 22, 2021 (was previously February 15). CHIP is an 18-week lifestyle modification program designed to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. Led by a registered dietitian and a certified wellness coach from MercyOne Clinton, CHIP is designed to help participants make ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, February 11, 2021
    At MercyOne, building and retaining a strong, professional health care workforce in the Clinton area is a top priority. To help achieve this goal, MercyOne Clinton Foundation annually offers scholarships for area students who are pursuing a health-related field. “We are grateful to be able to offer scholarships to students of any age,” said Julie Dunn, executive director of the MercyOne Clinton ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    The 40th Anniversary Clinton Community College B-rrry Scurry 4-Mile run was held in a hybrid format February 6, 2021.  Despite the coronavirus pandemic limiting the number of on-site runners and the polar vortex delivering brutally cold wind chill, runners and walkers completed the flat and fast route through the historic neighborhoods of Clinton, Iowa as well as  Tyler Sullivan of North ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    After 10 years with Iowa State Extension and Outreach in Clinton County, Dr. Mark Schroeder retired in January. During his time with the Clinton County Extension Office he wore many different hats, though mainly served in a role related to Community and Economic Development outreach. Mark was especially valued for the consistency he brought to the position during the staffing transitions over the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    The LumberKings will start their inaugural season in the Prospect League against a familiar opponent, the Burlington Bees, at NelsonCorp Field on Thursday, May 27th. Game time is at 6:30 pm.  The Prospect League (PL) is a 16-team Collegiate Wood Bat league with teams spread across the Midwest from eastern Missouri to western Pennsylvania. The season runs from May 27th to August 4th for a total of ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, February 04, 2021
    MercyOne today announced that this is joining with the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in a new initiative to confront racism by achieving health equity. MercyOne joins 22 of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems committed to confronting systemic racism by prioritizing equity in response to COVID-19; enacting change across their own health care systems by ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    First Central State Bank CEO Brigham Tubbs has announced a promotion.  Laura Howard recently earned a promotion, moving her to Assistant Vice President. She is located at First Central State Bank’s Clinton – North Second Street location.  Howard, who has been with First Central State Bank since 2005, is the Branch Manager at the North Second Street location.  “Laura has been a great ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, February 01, 2021
    MercyOne, one of the largest health care systems in the state with more than 20,000 colleagues, including doctors and providers, celebrates its second birthday on February 1. This date marks the uniting of 420 care locations across Iowa and neighboring communities to come together to advance the health and well-being of all patients.  “Over the past two years, we have made incredible progress in ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors celebrated 2020 at their virtual annual awards event on January 29th. Chris Beason, President, and Caroline Ruhl, CEO, honored 215 award winners for their 2020 achievements.  Over 300 agents, staff and affiliated business partners cheered on their co-workers during the virtual celebration. “Though we had more than our fair share of bleak moments, I had no doubt that you and our ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, January 29, 2021
    In alignment with the Iowa Department of Public Health’s phased COVID-19 vaccination plan and in partnership with Clinton County Public Health department, MercyOne Clinton Medical Center will begin vaccinating patients ages 65 and older beginning the week of February 1, 2021, as vaccine supply allows.  MercyOne Clinton will contact patients to schedule their vaccine appointment when they are ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, November 06, 2020
    The Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition is underway for the 2020-2021 school year.  A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to ten Ascentra members to help offset the costs of attending a college or university or even trade school. Scholarships are awarded as follows:   Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students planning to enter collegeFive $1,000 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    Alan “Al” Tubbs is this year’s recipient of the Bruning Award for his leadership and longstanding dedication to providing financial guidance and support to farmers, agricultural businesses and small communities in rural America.  “It’s remarkable to have my past work in the agriculture and financial industries recognized,” said Tubbs. “Agriculture is where I’ve grown up and the largest segment of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. financial institutions ranked in the American Bankers Association’s top 100 list for farm lenders by dollar volume. The institutions – First Central State Bank, Maquoketa State Bank and Ohnward Bank & Trust – ranked 90th in the country for agriculture lending by dollar volume in the second quarter of 2020. Ohnward’s roots were built through helping the eastern Iowa and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, October 06, 2020
    Certification is a great way to demonstrate your hard-won professional knowledge and experience. For people involved in project management and its related careers, gaining an accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an instant way of letting colleagues and prospective employers know you know what you're doing in project management.   Eastern Iowa Community Colleges regularly ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    First Central State Bank is donating a total of $5,500 to local school districts this fall to help offset extra costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those receiving monetary contributions include Central DeWitt, Clinton, Northeast, North Scott and Pleasant Valley school districts, and St. Joseph and Prince of Peace Catholic Schools.  “This is an unprecedented year for area school districts,” ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    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, Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest