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Fallen servicemen remembered at Memorial Day services

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Fallen military servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Services were remembered with honor and gratitude as members of local American Legion Posts led in Memorial Day ceremonies in the Ashton and Franklin Grove communities. On Thursday, the Ashton Post #345 and Franklin Grove Post #497 combine to present a ceremony at theAFC High School.
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Crest Foods named Business of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
The Ashton Business Boosters Association is proud to recognize Crest Foods during the Ashton 150 Celebration. And thank them for their continued presence and support of this community.
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 Our three divisions of the company involve us in the national food industry in multiple ways. We develop and sell dry stabilizing systems for dairy products in our Ingredient Division, which
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Ashton-Franklin Center Class of 2015

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
The 11th AFC commencement exercises were held Saturday, May 23 at the AFC High School gymnasium. Forty students received diplomas at the ceremony. (Photo submitted)
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Roberts Armory WWII Museum

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Roberts Armory WWII museum will be open to the public on Monday, May 25 from 1 - 4 p.m. in honor or Memorial Day. The Higgins Boat will be open for viewing, weather permitting. To get to the museum, follow the signs on the Army truck at Il Route 251 and Intermodal Drive for approximately three miles More information is
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Blain’s Farm and Fleet proudly contributes to Vets Roll

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
JANESVILLE, Wis. ­-- Blain's Farm and Fleet is excited to participate in the 6th Annual Vets Roll.
VetsRoll, Inc.® dba VetsRoll.org is a Wisconsin non-profit corporation that coordinates a trip for WWII & Veterans through 1963 and ‘Rosie-the-Riveters' to visit the nation's capital at no cost to them. Founded in 2010 by Mark and John Finnegan, each year the organization
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Kirchhofer recognized for 60 years with American Legion

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Long time Franklin Grove American Legion Post #497 Finance Officer Bill Kirchhofer was presented a framed certificate Monday night in recognition of 60 years of continuous membership in the American Legion. The plaque, presented by Post Commander Dean Gendusa was sent down from National American Legion Commander Michael D. Helm citing Kirchhofer's years of service and commitment
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Police seek leads on early morning robbery at Casey’s General Store

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
ASHTON -- The Lee County Sheriff's Department received a call on May 19 at approximately 3 a.m. of a robbery at the Casey's General Store at 1102 N. First Street in Ashton.
The employees reported that a suspect entered the store wearing a t-shirt over his face and demanded the cash drawer opened and the employee to step away.
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