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Farming Heritage to raffle 1930 Ford Model A

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Farming Heritage has selected a 1930 Ford Model A as the prize in the group's 2015 raffle drawing. The Model A being raffled in Farming Heritage's 12th drawing is described as ‘a good running antique automobile in nearly original condition.'
This year's drawing will be limited to a maximum of 3,000 chances offered at $20 each or
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They are coming

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to be a part of the Ashton 150 Celebration parade. They will also be at the festival grounds at the high school on Sunday, June 14 before the parade. If you would like to enter a unit into the parade, please contact Monetta Young at the Ashton Gazette, 815-453-2551. There is entry fee to be
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CommunityWalk held during Ashton 150 Celebration

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
ASHTON -- The Ashton Community Walk will be held during the Ashton 150 Celebration.
The Community Walk will begin on Saturday, June 13 at 9 a.m. Registration will be from 9-9:45 a.m.
A kick-off ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. with the walk to follow. The walk will be approximately three miles and will offer the option
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Fourth Annual Lincoln Highway Car Show May 16

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015

FRANKLIN GROVE -- The fourth annual Lincoln Highway Car Show will fill the downtown area of Franklin Grove on Saturday, May 16 with the show open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectators enjoy free admission. Cars will be lined up on Elm Street, part of the original Lincoln Highway.
Trophies are available in six categories:
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AFC Junior High presents “The Ever After” ~ A Musical

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- This Saturday, May 2, prepare to be delighted as the students of AFC Jr. High School present, "The Ever After ~ A Musical" in the middle school gym at 7 p.m.
Is Ever After really as happy as everyone expected? In a hilarious parody of daytime TV, host Monterey Jack Chesterfield Williamson (Eleazar Dominguez) wonders if
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Idaho potato truck to visit Franklin Grove on May 5

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Lincoln Highway Car Show Friends of Park and Recreation are being visited in Franklin Grove by the Idaho Potato Truck. The truck is seen on commercials behind a farmer asking people to help him find it.
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AFC prom king and queen

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
The students of AFC elected Allison Prestegaard and Matt Heng to serve as prom king and queen for the 2015 Junior/Senior Prom. The royalty was crowned during coronation at the AFC High School on Saturday, April 25. (Photo by Monetta Young)
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AFC school board undergoes transition at April meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
ASHTON -- The AFC School Board underwent its biennial transformation at the meeting on Monday night.
Board trustee, Mark Meurer, did not seek reelection in the March election. Taking his seat will be Tim Henert.
Officers were elected to serve for the next two year. They are Bob Colwell, who will retain his position as president, Dave Meurer
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