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Roberts Armory WWII Museum

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Roberts Armory WWII museum will be open to the public on Monday, May 25 from 1 - 4 p.m. in honor or Memorial Day. The Higgins Boat will be open for viewing, weather permitting. To get to the museum, follow the signs on the Army truck at Il Route 251 and Intermodal Drive for approximately three miles More information is
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Blain’s Farm and Fleet proudly contributes to Vets Roll

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
JANESVILLE, Wis. ­-- Blain's Farm and Fleet is excited to participate in the 6th Annual Vets Roll.
VetsRoll, Inc.® dba VetsRoll.org is a Wisconsin non-profit corporation that coordinates a trip for WWII & Veterans through 1963 and ‘Rosie-the-Riveters' to visit the nation's capital at no cost to them. Founded in 2010 by Mark and John Finnegan, each year the organization
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Kirchhofer recognized for 60 years with American Legion

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Long time Franklin Grove American Legion Post #497 Finance Officer Bill Kirchhofer was presented a framed certificate Monday night in recognition of 60 years of continuous membership in the American Legion. The plaque, presented by Post Commander Dean Gendusa was sent down from National American Legion Commander Michael D. Helm citing Kirchhofer's years of service and commitment
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Police seek leads on early morning robbery at Casey’s General Store

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
ASHTON -- The Lee County Sheriff's Department received a call on May 19 at approximately 3 a.m. of a robbery at the Casey's General Store at 1102 N. First Street in Ashton.
The employees reported that a suspect entered the store wearing a t-shirt over his face and demanded the cash drawer opened and the employee to step away.
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CORRECTION

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
There is no entry fee required to be a part of the Ashton 150 Celebration Parade.The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to be a part of the Ashton 150 Celebration parade. They will also be at the festival grounds at the high school on Sunday, June 14 before the parade. If you would like to enter a unit into the parade,
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American Legion Post 345 to host Memorial Day services

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
ASHTON -- American Legion Post 345 will host the annual Memorial Day Services at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25 at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Building in Ashton.
Guest speaker will be Travis Stauffer.
Stauffer teaches high school social studies at Ashton Franklin Center high school in Ashton. His passion for history and interesting things drives his teaching.
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Franklin Grove Village Board seats new members

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- When the Franklin Grove Village Board met Monday night for their regular May meeting they first took care of old business and then adjourned sin di. That is, that particular group of board members met for the last time before seating the members that were elected in the April 8 Consolidated General Election.
The three who were
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New members seated on Ashton Village Board

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
ASHTON -- The Ashton Village Board welcomed two new members on Monday night. Meghan Clark and Tim Henert were both sworn in as new members and Dean Meurer was sworn in for a second term.
Mike Emmons and Dave Balch were thanked for their service on the board. The mayor announced that there would be open house later in their
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Lincoln Way Inn looks forward to welcoming guests in June

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Excitement is building as the arrival of the first guests at the Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast grows closer. Contractors and subcontractors are working hard to get everything finished in time.
The inn, which will feature spacious common areas, to include five themed guest rooms, sits on the corner of IL Route 38 and Daysville Road.
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