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Gehant Bank earns 5-star rating

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
WEST BROOKLYN -- BauerFinancial Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the Nation's Premier Bank Rating Firm, proudly announces that Gehant Bank, West Brooklyn, has once again earned its Highest, 5-Star rating.
This marks the 48th consecutive quarter that Gehant Bank has earned this top rating which puts it into an ever more elite group of "Exceptional Performance Banks."
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Lee County taxes due

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
LEE COUNTY -- John F. Fritts, Lee County Treasurer, reminds taxpayers that the Second Installment due date of Real Estate Taxes is Sept. 2.
Taxes may be paid at every bank in the county up through Sept. 2. Taxes may also be paid by mail or at the Treasurer's Office in the Old Lee County Courthouse. Questions regarding taxes should
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Police arrest two for unlawful intent to deliver cannabis

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
LEE COUNTY, On Aug. 16, at approximately 9:40 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a fight occurring at 291 Il. Rt. 2. An investigation led to the traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Patrick M. McNeese, 24, of Dixon.
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County board sends special use permit to the zoning board

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016

LEE COUNTY -- The Lee County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Petitions were sent to the zoning board for Leeward Renewable Energy Development, LLC, also known as Mendota Hills, LLC., for special use permits for wind energy conversion systems.
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SOMEONE LIKES HOT DOGS

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
Ainsley Clark enjoyed a hot dog during customer appreciation day at the First National Bank in Ashton on Friday, Aug. 19.
Photo by Monetta Young
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Church to host Day of Remembrance for 15th anniversary of Sept. 11

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
ASHTON -- As part of the ELCA Gods Work/Our Hands Sunday, St. John's Lutheran Church of Ashton will be having a Day of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on the 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
All community members and those from the surrounding areas are invited to the Mills & Petrie building at 704 N. 1st
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Monsanto takes part in volunteer activities across U.S.

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
The second annual Monsanto Gives Back took place on Aug. 12. The Ashton Monsanto Soybean Production Facility planned on participating by painting little free library boxes for the United Way of Lee County. Once completed, the free libraries will be placed in Ashton, Amboy, and Grand Detour to help increase kids' access to books as they are free to give,
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Ashton family to turn Hub Theater into distillery

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016

ROCHELLE -- The Hub Theatre stood tall as an anchor and icon in downtown Rochelle for many years. The historic theatre was once swarming with patrons as children and adults enjoyed a movie on a weekend night.
While patrons no longer be walk into the Hub Theatre for a Friday night flick, the historic building is expected to
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Franklin Center graduate now employed as Lee County Administrator

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016

LEE COUNTY - The Lee County Board has hired Theresa Wittenauer to assume the duties of the Lee County Administrator.
Wittenauer a life long resident of Lee County has an impressive educational background and work history.
She graduated from Franklin Center High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999 from the University of Illinois with
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Coaching staff approved

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016

ASHTON, The AFC School Board approved the coaching staff for the fall sports at the monthly meeting held Monday night. The staff includes certified and non-certified, paid and volunteer coaches.
Volleyball coaches will be Jan Cupp, varsity; Kayla Van Buren, sophomore; and Christine Wolf, freshman.
Football coaches include Brad Winterland, head coach; Dan Sheets, assistant; Dustin Sheeley, assistant;
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