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Meetings set regarding referendum on primary election ballot

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
LEE COUNTY -- Lee County Board Chair Rick Ketchum has announced a schedule of public and community service organizational meeting on the Detention Facility Referendum scheduled to be on the ballot for the March 15, primary election.
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St. John’s prepares for Lent

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
ASHTON -- Please join the congregation at St. John's Lutheran Church, 803 Paddock Ave., in Ashton as they travel through this Lenten journey together. On Wednesday, Feb. 10 they will have Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m.
On the following Wednesday evenings, they will be using the Holden Evening Prayer service at 6:30 p.m.: Feb. 17, 24, March 2,
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Multiple charges filed in recent weekend arrest

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
LEE COUNTY -- On Jan. 31 at 7:27 a.m. the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a report of numerous street signs damaged in Amboy.  The string of signs led back to 126 South Davis, where a Case IH 7210 tractor was located. 
The tractor was taken from Vaessen Implement 542 US 52, south of Amboy.  
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Prairie Farm milk caps support Farm Bureau Foundation

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
AMBOY -- The Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation is now part of the Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause program, and is looking for your support. For every cap entered, the Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation receives 5 cents to go toward agriculture education programs for the youth of Lee County. 
 On Prairie Farms white or flavored milk in gallon or
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Bushman recaps amazing experience

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
ASHTON -- In September, 18 year old Tristan Bushman traveled to San Francisco with his parents and younger brother to try out for the American Idol.
For his initial audtion, he sang "Brother" by Needtobreathe.
"My most favorite moment of the Idol experience was receiving the Golden Ticket," said Bushman. "Performing in front of Keith, Jennifer and Harry
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Capital Improvement fee on water bills

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Franklin Grove water service customers received their first water bills last week that reflect the capital improvement fee approved last August by the Franklin Grove Village Board.  Action was taken during the regular September village board meeting to add a capital improvement fee to each of the Franklin Grove Village water and sewer bills. The fee has been earmarked
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RCH Names High Performer

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Community Hospital named Michelle LaPage as the 2015 High Performer of the Year at its' annual holiday party held at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center on Jan. 15. Michelle was selected among the 12 High Performers of the Month in 2015. She has been employed at the hospital for one year as the Foundation and Community Events
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Red Cross has emergency need for blood and platelet donations

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
LEE COUNTY -- The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using
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