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Elks Americanism Essay contest winners recognized

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
CLINTON -- A presentation ceremony was held†in the Clinton Junior High school library on Wednesday to recognize this year's finalists†in the Americanism Essay contest, sponsored annually by the Clinton†Elks.†
This year's contest had 150 entries from the seventh graders at the junior high.†There are three winners in the competition with the top essay being entered in a district
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Hoffman suing county for $900K

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD -- DeWitt County Board member Terry Hoffman this past week filed a federal lawsuit in Springfield seeking some $900,000 in damages from DeWitt County.
The suit lists DeWitt County, DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shoffner and three deputies as well as DeWitt County Emergency Management Agency director Teresa Barnett as defendants.
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Village accepts trustee resignation

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
WAPELLA -- The Wapella village board has voted to accept the resignation of trustee Shay Burke pending a hearing in March. Burke has not attended a village board meeting for about a year.
At various stages over the past year, village board members discussed the procedure for ousting a fellow trustee who had stopped attending meetings. But, at
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Sandy Rockhold retires after an interesting, rewarding 47 years

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
After 47 years preparing people's tax returns, Sandy Rockhold has seen many changes to the business, but what she has taken with her from those years is the satisfaction that she helped some people along the way.
"We started in 1968 in the two-story house just west of Walgreens," Sandy said. "We had the offices on the first floor,
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Book collaborators present Lincoln program March 2

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
CLINTON -- Three well-known central Illinois Abraham Lincoln enthusiasts will be together at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 2 in the Revere Room of Vespasian Warner Public Library to talk about their collaborative project "A Day Long to Be Remembered: Lincoln in Gettysburg."
Landscape photographer Robert Shaw, a Heyworth resident and Clinton native, Dr. Michael Burlingame, Springfield scholar and author
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Unit 15 School Board supports Vision 20/20

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
CLINTON -- In a unanimous vote on Tuesday night, members of the Clinton School Board of Education gave their support for an initiative by the Illinois Education Association to drive legislation to do what educators believe is in the best interest of students.
Vision 20/20 was developed by educators to be a long-range "blueprint" for improving public education in Illinois.
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John A. Bolin

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
YUMA, Ariz. -- John A. Bolin, 85, of Yuma, Ariz., formerly of Clinton, Ill., passed away at home on February 15, 2015.
A visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. on March 14, 2015 at the First Church of the Nazarene, Clinton. Service will follow at 2 p.m.
He was born on July 3, 1929, in DeWitt, Ill., son
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DeWitt County Museum offering annual memberships

Posted: Friday, Feb 13th, 2015
CLINTON -- As a new season at the C.H. Moore Homestead / DeWitt County Museum approaches, the DeWitt County Museum Association invites anyone interested in supporting the DeWitt County landmark to become a member of the association.
An individual membership costs $15 per year and comes with benefits, such as free admission to all regular admission museum tours and events,
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Clinton native expands public speaking career with a little help

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015
CLINTON, Most people hate public speaking. In fact, it's been said that it is something many people fear most. However, that is not the case for two Clinton residents Becky Glenn and Joe Alexander. In fact, they are connected in numerous ways.
Glenn, of rural Clinton, is a veteran public speaker of 20 years.
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Senate wage hike bill would push hourly to $11 by 2019

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD -- To the dismay of their Republican colleagues, state Senate Democrats on Thursday passed a bill to raise the Illinois minimum wage.
The measure by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, would raise the minimum hourly rate from its current $8.25 to $9 on July 1 and then add 50 cents per year each year until it hits $11 on
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Average Illinois gas price up 14.5 cents in past week

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015
Average retail gasoline prices in Illinois have risen 14.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.30/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,378 gas outlets in Illinois. This compares with the national average that has increased 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.17/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change
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Pinewood Derby 2015

Posted: Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
Cub Scout Troop 142 recently held its annual Pinewood Derby at the United Methodist Church. See group photos from the derby in the Clinton Journal's special scouting section Tuesday.
Courtesy of Edvydas Cicenas
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Midstate Coin Club celebrating 55 years

Posted: Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
For more than five decades, a local
group has assembled each month to
engage their numismatic skills and knowledge, make a few trades and enjoy their mutual coinage interest in general. After 55 years, the members of the Midstate Coin Club are a little older, and some are gone, but they always welcome some new blood.
Bill
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Residents urged to prepare for earthquakes

Posted: Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Some of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in North America rocked the mostly rural Central U.S. between December 1811 and February 1812, including parts of southern Illinois. The strongest earthquakes in this series were estimated to be around magnitude 8.0, and were felt as far away as the East Coast.
Today, this multi-state region is heavily populated and
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DeWitt County seasonal weight limits in effect

Posted: Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
DEWITT Co. -- The spring weight limit of four tons per axle on county highways in now in effect until April 30.
The DeWitt County Highway Department may issue written permits for loads in excess of the seasonal limits as conditions allow. The driver of a load in excess of posted limits is required to have in their possession
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Governorís mansion repair bid opens discussion on prevailing wage

Posted: Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois governor's mansion has a roof that leaks, a basement that floods, an elevator that doesn't move and a repair bill that may be too high.
But the administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner is eyeing a way to reduce the cost of the Executive Mansion's repairs as well as every other state or local government construction project.
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