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Franklin Grove resident to officiate girls state basketball tournament

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
FRANKLIN GROVE, Franklin Grove resident, Jeff Roop, has been selected to officiate the girls 1A and 2A state basketball tournament at Redbird Arena in Normal this coming weekend.
Roop has been officiating for the past 17 years and has aspired to reach this level. For the past four years he has been exclusively officiating at girls basketball games.
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AFC Elementary to host Art Show

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Ever wonder what the kids make in Art Class? Come check out our Kindergarten through eighth grade art show on Thursday, March 2 at the grade school in AFC Elementary School in Franklin Grove. 
The school has partnered with the Artome company that takes students' work, mats and frames it and then hangs it at our location to
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Epic season ends for Lady Raiders at Sweet 16

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
ASHTON -- The Lady Raiders basektball record breaking season came to an end in the sectional championship game on Thursday night, as the AFC team fell to Annawan, 48-34.
Madeline Prestegaard led AFC with 12 points and Emily Shrimplin added 8.
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Henert announces candidacy for Ashton Mayor

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
ASHTON -- Tim Henert is formally announcing that he is a candidate for Ashton Village President on the April 4 ballot.
Current Ashton Mayor Don Ross is not seeking reelection and encouraged Henert to seek the position. Several other members of the community also approached Henert about vying for the position.
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“Ash”ton UMC to offer drive thru ashes

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
ASHTON -- Why not start your work day a little differently on Wednesday, March 1? Stop by the "Ash"ton United Methodist Church, 906 N. Richardson, for ashes and free coffee, without even leaving your car. We will be offering "drive through ashes" between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten
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Chana Church to host supper March 11

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
CHANA -- The Chana United Methodist Church will host its annual chicken noodle and lasagna supper on Saturday, March 11 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
The dinner will feature homemade chicken and noodles, lasagna, salads and cheesecake.
Tickets for the dinner can be purchased in advance by calling the church at 815-732-7683 or Pat Kloepping at 815-453-2345. Advance
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Making noodles for annual dinner

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
CHANA -- The Chana United Methodist Church will host its annual chicken noodles and lasagna supper on Saturday, March 11 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The dinner will feature homemade chicken and noodles, lasagna, salads and cheesecake.
Tickets for the dinner can be purchased in advance by calling the church at 815-732-7683 or Pat Kloepping at 815-453-2345.
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New village board member sworn in

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
ASHTON, Mayor Don Ross welcomed Mandi Kersten to the board on Monday night. She was sworn in as an appointed trustee to finish the term initially vacated when Meghan Clarke was hired as the village clerk.
Hannah Neuswander was appointed last fall but her employer recently transferred her. Kersten had filed to run as a candidate to fill the
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AFC PTC to host drawdown

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
ASHTON --The AFC PTC will host its annual drawdown on Saturday, March 4 at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Building in Ashton. There will be a $1,000 Top Prize
Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner served 5:30-6:30 p.m. The buffet style menu includes Italian beef, 7-layer salad, Mostocolli, AuGratin Potatoes and rolls. Dessert will be auctioned off.
Drawdown
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