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Roaming the grasslands

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
THE Nachusa Grasslands has been a restoration and conservation success story for the past 25 years for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois. The Nachusa Grasslands are composed of 3,100 acres located between Dixon, Oregon and Franklin Grove. The grasslands are home to 700 plant species and numerous birds, insects and reptiles.
In the fall of 2014, the Nachusa Grasslands will
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Athletic Boosters to host Drive a Dodge fundraiser Friday

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
ASHTON -- The AFC Athletic Boosters will once again be hosting a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser as part of Meet the Raiders being held at the AFC Middle School in Franklin Grove on Friday, Aug. 22.
Dodge brand will make a $20 donation to the AFC Athletic Boosters Club for each person who takes a short test drive at the
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Personality differences result in rare vote for Mayor Atkinson

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Mayor David Atkinson voted for one of the rare times he has a vote as Village President at Monday night's Franklin Grove Village Board meeting when the motion to approve committee assignments was brought to a vote. In a rare 3 - 3 vote Atkinson had to vote to break the tie when the motion was
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Lee County Farm Bureau

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
Pictured above, Katie Pratt and Danielle Burrs from Lee County Farm Bureau and Mike Arends, Monsanto. (Photo by Monetta Young)
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Lee County Farm Bureau and Franklin Grove Police Department receive support from the Monsanto Fund

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation was formed in 1993 to encourage and fund agriculture education. Today, they offer scholarships to students pursuing agriculture education, as well as other programs like book donations, teacher grants, and the Agriculture in the Classroom program. Financial support is vital to their mission, so employees from the Ashton Monsanto site have
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