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Red Cross blood drive to be held Sept. 2 in Ashton

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
ASHTON -- The Ashton United Methodist Church will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 12:30, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Ashton Lions Center, 805 Main St.
For an appointment, please call Cheryl Eich at 815-562-7717 or leave a message and she will call you back.

Second installment of property taxes due Sept. 5

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
LEE COUNTY -- John F. Fritts, Lee County Treasurer, reminds taxpayers that the Second Installment due date of Real Estate Taxes is Sept. 5.
Taxes may be paid at every bank in the county up through Sept. 5. Taxes may also be paid by mail or at the Treasurer's Office in the Old Lee County Courthouse.

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

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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