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ILL. SENATE VOTES TO SAVE CLINTON AND CORDOVA NUCLEAR PLANTS

Modified: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
SPRINGFIELD -- Massive electric rate increases across the state will be avoided and nuclear power plants in Clinton and Cordova would stay operational - saving thousands of jobs - under energy reform legislation (Senate Bill 2814) passed by the Illinois Senate Dec. 1.
 
State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet), who represents Clinton, has been working with key stakeholders and advocating
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Square decorations draw more compliments

Modified: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
CLINTON -- At the recent Clinton City Council meeting, commissioners talked about the many compliments concerning the holiday decorations on Mr. Lincoln's Square.
Commissioner John Wise commented about how nice the decorations are and said residents frequently make similar comments to him.
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Flag goes up on new Save-a-Lot

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
Veterans raised a new flag for the opening of Clinton's new Save-a-Lot store. Owner Dave Jackson commented on Wednesday about the project and cut the opening ribbon.
Gordon Woods / Journal
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Effort launched to develop youth center

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
CLINTON -- High school and junior high students in Clinton could have a future that includes a youth center if an effort led by Michelle Witzke is successful.
Witzke talked to the Clinton City Council recently about the plan, which would include renovation of the building formerly occupied by Indecent X-Posure, located on the northeast portion of Mr. Lincoln's Square.
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Strike up the Christmas band

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
Gordon Woods / Journal
The Clinton High School marching band performed some holiday music to get residents into the mood for Saturday's Clinton Chamber Christmas parade. See more parade photos in Friday's Clinton Journal.
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Museum board names new 2017 officers

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Museum Association announced this week the officers who will serve two-year terms beginning in January 2017. 
Katherine Ferguson, president; Dan Hauffe, first vice-president; Kelbey McMath, second vice-president; Susan Golden, recording secretary; Jane Tedrick and Barbara McMath, co-treasurers; Juanita Morris, parliamentarian;  and B.A. Nelson, corresponding secretary will assume there responsibilities as officers in January.
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Friends in Action continues efforts from its new home at Friendship Center

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
CLINTON -- Friends in Action recently moved to the DeWitt County Friendship Center, in Clinton. The Friendship center was instrumental in helping keep Friends in Action in operation, organization officials reported.
Friends in Action of DeWitt County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping senior citizens maintain independence and dignity in their homes.
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Board approves cost to digitize jail records

Posted: Monday, Nov 21st, 2016
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Board, on Thursday, authorized spending not more than $6,000 to convert some 50 boxes of jail records to digital files.
"It takes up a lot less room," public safety committee chairman Cris Rogers told board members. The cost already was included in the sheriff's office budget.
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Clinton Massage settles into new Square location

Modified: Friday, Nov 18th, 2016
Clinton Massage Therapy is about to
celebrate a milestone, its first, stand
alone storefront.
Massage therapist Rhonda Smith is excited about the opportunity. Her practice occupied space for eight years in Dr. Stephanie Cluver's chiropractic office before Cluver recently moved her business into the former Regions Bank building.
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Space Derby 2016

Posted: Friday, Nov 18th, 2016
Cub Scout Pack 142 recently held its annual Space Derby race. Best of Show, Patrick Morge; Third Place, Cole Fentress; Second Place, Owen Rexshell; First Place, Ryan Reid.
Courtesy
of Edvydas Cicenas
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Stokowski resigns from school board

Posted: Friday, Nov 18th, 2016
CLINTON -- After nine years on the Clinton school board, secretary Nancy Stokowski has stepped down due to health issues. Her immediate resignation was announced at Tuesday's monthly board meeting.
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USDA recognizes State Bank of Lincoln as top lender

Posted: Friday, Nov 18th, 2016
LINCOLN / CLINTON -- USDA Rural Development in Illinois has recognized State Bank of Lincoln as the top lender for the Illinois Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program in fiscal year 2016. State Bank of Lincoln assisted 170 rural homebuyers by providing more than $14.6 million in loans.
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Veterans Day 2016

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016
Right: Clinton High School marching band performed on Friday for the assembled folks at Clinton Elementary School for its annual Veterans Day ceremony and breakfast. Below: U.S. Marine Corps veteran Mike Bennett, of the Clinton Police Department, was featured speaker during Clinton High School's Veterans Day assembly. A Veterans Day assembly also was held at Clinton Junior High
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A cool gift of hot stuff for AmVets Post 14

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016
CLINTON -- AmVets Post 14 had a drainage problem in front of their new building. After a rain, the front parking area was a pool of water that people had to wade through in order to access the entrance to the building.
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Tickets available for ‘Holiday at the Homestead’

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Museum Association will host a special ticketed holiday event at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum. 
Participants can enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer featuring artifacts of interest, classical gutarist, wine, punch, hot and cold appetizers, desserts and exclusive access to rooms throughout the Moore mansion, which will be decorated in full
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Community helping veterans

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 9th, 2016
Gordon Woods / Journal
Members of the Clinton American Legion Auxiliary delivered baskets and gift cards to local veterans in need. Veterans received a gift card or a basket containing personal items. The activity is made possible from the annual sale of poppies and local donations. Left to right, Auxiliary members Sally Toohill, Mary Lou Barnett, Judy
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City: Pile brush and leaves separately

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 9th, 2016
CLINTON -- City workers are out vacuuming up leaves around the city, but leaves mixed with brush can cause some delays in the process.
Commissioner Nan Crang and public works supervisor Steve Lobb talked about leaf pick up during Monday's city council meeting and urged residents to help make things go as smoothly as possible.
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‘A Man in Recovery’

Posted: Friday, Nov 4th, 2016
Tim Ryan, founder of A Man in Recovery, and a recovering addict, spoke to members of the DeWitt County Substance Abuse Coalition prior to his presentation to community members at Clinton High School on Nov. 2. Ryan spoke to Clinton High School and Junior High students earlier in the day. Ryan shared his experience from riches to rags to recovery
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Chief not expecting trouble at local polls

Posted: Friday, Nov 4th, 2016
CLINTON -- Reuters published a story Wednesday about Georgia militia groups mobilizing for Election Day …and, possibly, beyond.
The story reported about paramilitary groups in that state planning "poll watching" activities and the intention of some members to tote their firearms along with them.
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AT&T awards Friendship Center ‘Investing in Illinois Award’

Posted: Friday, Nov 4th, 2016
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Friendship Center recently benefited from an AT&T program in Illinois, netting the center a $2,000 donation.
Eric Robinson, public affairs representative for AT&T, met with Friendship Center executive director Sissy Leggett in September to tell her about the center's award and present her with a check for $2,000. The donation will help support services
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