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Rochelle Community Hospital announces the closing of two clinics

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE --The Administration and Board of Trustees at Rochelle Community Hospital have announced plans to close the Ashton Family Health Center and the FastCare Clinic located inside Walmart after the first of the new year.
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Franklin Grove Park Board to host lighting contest

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- †Franklin Grove Park Board is inviting you to "Light them up" with A Christmas light contest.
†The contest area is a town-wide celebration. In conjunction with Christmas in the Grove, December 12th
Categories for the contest are "traditional" and†† "most extreme"
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Christmas movie, Santa, chili dinner and more Dec. 13

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
ASHTON -- The Ashton Illinois 150 committee will host the Ashton Christmas Celebration at the Mills and Petrie Building on Saturday, Dec. 13.
All are invited to join in the celebration which will feature events for all ages to enjoy.
At 3 p.m. kids will enjoy the movie "Charlie Brown Christmas"
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Tough decisions ahead for AFC School Board

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
the members of the AFC School Board are faced with making some tough decisions. Problems are two-fold (or more). The biggest problem facing the district is a financial problem. The district is deficit spending in our Ed Fund and must do what is necessary to balance thespending.
There are educational and financial efficiencies to be realized with the moving
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AFC Elementary School hosts Veteranís Day program

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
Pictured above and left, special guest speaker SSG Jessica Turnbaugh, spent time in the classroom with children, sharing her military experiences with them. Pictured below, area Veteran's were honored and thanked for their service during the afternoon assembly. (Photos submitted)
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Franklin Grove Board to Levy $65,225

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Franklin Grove Village Board met Monday night with a number of issues to deal with. One topic was the village levy against property taxes and the board approved a levy of $65,225 with the largest two portions going to the Corporate General Fund and the Winifred Knox Memorial Library at $27,825 and $21,200 respectively.
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Vietnam combat veteran Tom Pozdol urges all vets to share their story

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
ASHTON -- The American Legion Post 345 hosted the annual Veteran's Day service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
The room was packed as Rev. Sang Hun Han opened the service with prayer. After a brief reminder of what Veteran's Day is, Commander Rich Griffin introduced the guest speaker, Tom Pozdol.
Pozdol, a Vietnam era vet, spoke about
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Lee County Tourism Council promotes all events in county

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
ASHTON -- Diane Nicholson, from the Lee County Tourism Council visited the Ashton Village Board on Monday night to give a brief outline of what the tourism council does for the county.
She highlighted the publications that are distributed throughout the county to let visitors know about the events throughout the county each month. She noted that with the village
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