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AFC Middle School musical set for April 26

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Looking for something to do on Saturday, April 26? Come out to the AFC Middle School to see the production of the Junior High School Musical, "S'Cool" at 7 p.m. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for students in grades K-12.
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Village releases drinking water quality report

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The 2013 Franklin Grove Annual Drinking Water Quality Report as released by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was delivered to Franklin Grove homes and businesses earlier this week. The report is provided to inform residents and water users of elements found during testing to exist in the Franklin Grove water supply.
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Community Walk to kick off Ashton Summer Celebration

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
THE Ashton Community Walk will once again kick-off the festivities for the Ashton Summer Celebration on Saturday morning, June 7.. In 2012, the Ashton Community Walk was born to benefit individuals, families and causes in the small community of Ashton. In 2102 all funds were donated to Ashton resident Neil Miller. With 2013 the committee took a different approach and
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Annual Easter egg hunt a success

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
ASHTON -- The Ashton Lions Club hosted its annual Easter egg hunt at Griffith Park on Saturday, April 19.
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Lawn of the Month returns for Franklin Grove residents

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Franklin Grove Area Business Association is happy to announce that the Lawn of the Month will be back for the summer of 2014.
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The splashpad is coming

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
Construction began Monday on the splashpad at the AFC high School. Construction is expected to take approximately four weeks. The splashpad is funded by the Blum Family Foundation. No target date for opening has been established by the village. (Photo by Monetta Young)
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AFC physics class competes in Chicago tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
ASHTON -- The AFC physics class participated in the Botball Chicago Regional this past Sunday.  They competed against schools from all over the Chicago-land area.  The competition consisted of three parts. 
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Oh no, more snow

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Snow blanketed the area Monday, April 14 and early Tuessday morning. Cooler temperatures are expected to hang around throughout the week. (Photo by Monetta Young)
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Ashton Village Board approves liquor license renewals

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
ASHTON -- The Ashton Village Board met on Monday, April 14 at the Ashton Village Hall.
The minutes of the last meeting were approved and a motion to pay the bills was made and approved
Mayor Don Ross approved liquor license renewals for Casey's General Store, Ashton Foods, Ralphie and LuLu's and Sidetrack.
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AFC FFA assists with Franklin Grove clean-up day

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- AFC FFA members and advisor Rick Pettit joined the Franklin Grove Village Board  members, Mayor David Atkinson, trustees Keith Roop, Tony Schaneberg, and Roger Warrenfeltz and public works employee Jorden Lahman in bringing junk and recyclable items to the village hall for the annual clean-up day last Saturday.
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Pantry donation

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
The high school Sunday School class from the Ashton United Methodist Church recently held a creamed chicken and biscuit fundraiser. The class chose to donate the proceeds from the fundraiser to the Ashton Care Pantry. Pictured above are Wade Lyles, Nathaniel Voss and Brady Young with the fruits of their labor. They supplied laundry supplies, kitchen necessities, birthday party in
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Ashton Business Boosters Association to honor the Ashton Care Pantry

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
ASHTON --The Ashton Business Boosters Association has selected the Ashton Care Pantry as the organization of the year. The pantry will be honored at the 2014 Ashton Summer Celebration.
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Koning named state champion in Ag Sales Placement

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
URBANA -- Lea Koning of Amboy, a member of the Ashton-Franklin Center FFA Chapter, won the State Ag Sales Placement Award at the State FFA Proficiency Awards Day held April 5, , at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Koning is the Daughter of Matt and Sue Koning of Amboy. Her agriculture education instructor at Ashton-Franklin Center High
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Ashton Summer Celebration parade marshals announced

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
ASHTON -- Each year the Ashton Business Boosters Association honors a member of the community who has made a difference in one way or another to the quality of life in our community.
This year the community is pleased to honor Warren and Bev Seebach.
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Notable Autism speaker/author scheduled in April at Dixon Elks Lodge

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
The Autism Program at Kreider Services announced last week that Kari Dunn Buron, a nationally known expert on Autism will be coming to Dixon on April 22 for a one day training seminar. She will be speaking on "When My Autism Gets Too Big," addressing social cognition and emotional regulation using the 5-point scale and other systems.
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Physics class to compete on Sunday

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
The AFC High School Physics class has been building robots this semester. The upper leve physics class is competing in the Chicago Regional Botball tournament this Sunday, April 13, at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The class sought funding from local  science-based businesses and found support from Crest Foods, Monsanto and Midwest Dental of Oregon. Through the generous donations of
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Drawdown kicks off Ashton Summer Celebration

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
ASHTON -- The Ashton Business Boosters Association kicked off the 2014 Summer Celebration with the annual drawdown dinner on April 5.
The attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner of roast beef, ham, salad, potatoes and green beans before the fun began.
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