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Residency matches announced for graduating medical students  

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
ROCKFORD -- After four years of determination and hard work in medical school, 44 graduating students learned where they will spend the next three to six years of their medical training.  The Rockford students matched to residency programs in 13 specialties and 18 states. Rockford students matched in primary care specialties (59%) including family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics and
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Commissioning ceremony for Stauffer to be held Sunday, March 29

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
ASHTON -- There will be a commissioning ceremony for Tyler Stauffer Sunday, March 29 at 11:45 at the Ashton Bible Church.
Stauffer has been accepted as a Chaplain Candidate with the Army National Guard and will be commissioned as a second lieutenant by his uncle, Lt. Col. Curtis Stauffer.
Stauffer has been serving as a Sergeant and medic
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Franklin Grove annual clean-up day set for Saturday, April 18

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The annual Franklin Grove Village Spring Clean Up day is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. until noon. The Franklin Grove Village Board has sponsored the event with the assistance of the AFC FFA since 1993.
The village provides dumpsters placed at the village hall to accommodate the disposal of non-hazardous waste items normally
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Ground breaking in Franklin Grove

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
At 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, the official groundbreaking ceremony was held on the nearly 9,000 expansion for the Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation facility. The expansion will house a new therapy gym, six private Medicare suites and a new dining room. On hand for the groundbreaking were Libby Huffner, spokesperson for Representative Tom Demmer; Senator Tim Bivins; Franklin
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Man struck by train in Ashton dies

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
ASHTON -- The Lee County Sheriff's Department and the Ashton Police Department are investigating a train versus pedestrian incident that occurred Thursday at 2:50 p.m. near the railroad crossing at Douglas Avenue in Ashton.
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Karson Project to continue with Franklin Grove Legion

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Franklin Grove American Legion Post #497 is cooperating with photo journalist Mariah Karson on a project that began last November during the week before Veterans Day to highlight the impact an American Legion Post can make on a small community. The project will include photos and brief accounts of Franklin Grove's Legion post members, the veterans and
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AFC Board eliminates seven teachers at recent meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
ASHTON -- The AFC Board revealed the names of the seven teachers who would be cut from the staff next year due to efforts to help balance the budget. The education fund has been running in the deficit for the past few years and with the state not providing the funding they are suppposed to, the board was faced with
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