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Diaz to speak at community church service on June 14

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
ASHTON -- The guest speaker for the Community Church service to be held Sunday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Mills and Petrie Building will be Former District Judge Rene Diaz.
Diaz is a national speaker for WallBuilders, a pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage.
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2015 prom court candidates

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
The 2015 AFC prom court candidates are pictured above. Coronation will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the AFC High School. The public is welcome to attend. Dinner and dance will follow at an off site location. Pictured front row left to right are Trevor Ramsey, Allison Prestegaard and Kevin Kurz; second row are Alexis Lowe and Kalley Foster; third
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Representative Tom Demmer to present Memorial Day service

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- State Representative Tom Demmer (R-90th) will present the address at the Franklin Grove Memorial Day services in Franklin Grove on Monday, May 25. Each year the Franklin Grove American Legion Post #497 sponsors a parade from the Legion Hall to the Franklin Grove Cemetery where a memorial service is held honoring all those who have served and
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Local couple seeks shelter at Grubsteakers during storm

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
ASHTON -- Ray and Betty Kramer of Ashton were among a group of 12 who were trapped in the basement of the collapsed Grubsteakers restaurant for nearly two hours following the tornado on Thursday night.
"We were coming back from Rockford on Il Route 251," said Ray. "We drove through heavy rain and then some pea sized hail. Then the
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Fast Facts

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
Fast Facts

• Nine tornadoes have been confirmed across Illinois: five in north central Illinois in the NWS Chicago County Warning Area (CWA), two in northwest Illinois in the NWS Quad Cities CWA, and two in central Illinois in the NWS Lincoln CWA.

• The strongest tornado was a long track one from near Franklin Grove (Lee County) to north
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Great effort given by group of local disaster relief volunteers

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
ASHTON -- One of the great things about living in a small town is how much the community cares. When a need arises or a disaster strikes, there is an outpouring of support and help. That is exactly what happened this past week. Immediately after the tornado struck on Thursday night the community began to seek opportunities to help those
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Power failure at relay point blamed for warning siren failure

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- When the Franklin Grove Village Board met Monday night one question was at the forefront in many people's mind, including Franklin Grove Mayor David Atkinson and the board of trustees. "Why didn't the siren sound on Thursday night?" Don Knight, who had installed the warning siren just over two years ago was on hand to give an
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We have found it and it is coming

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
BY BOB LOGAN
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Idaho Potato Truck that many have seen on television advertisements has been found and it is coming to Franklin Grove on the afternoon of May 5. It is expected to arrive early in the afternoon and entertain the young people of AFC elementary and middle schools.
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Ashton Village Board approves renewal of five liquor licenses

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
ASHTON -- The Ashton Village Board renewed five liquor licenses during the meeting on Monday night. The renewals include Ashton Foods, Casey's General Store, Ralphie and LuLu's, Sidetrack and Special Events.
The board voted unanimously to approve a resolution urging the governor and General Assembly to protect full funding of local government distributive fund revenues. In the resolution, the proposed
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Relief workers pitch in at the Gust and Kathy James residence

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
ASHTON -- On Saturday ,a group of workers pitched in to help the James family on Il Route 38 clean up the debris and damage at their home.
"I know the destruction to our property - our garage, barn, and part of our house - was minimal compared to others' homes in parts of Rochelle and Fairdale," said Kathy.
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Jeff Meiners in awe over outpouring of support

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
ASHTON -- Jeff Meiners, president of Crest Foods, says he is in awe over the incredible collaborative spirit from employees, suppliers, neighbors and vendors to help them recover from this tragedy.
"Clean up efforts are going well. We were back in business on Monday. We lost about 100,000 square feet of warehouse," said Meiners.
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A PATH OF DESTRUCTION

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
ASHTON --Ashton Fire Chief Bernard Richter was watching the Weather Channel when the tornado warnings first came out. He jumped into his truck and went to the overpass at Midway Road over I-88 and watched the funnel cloud form and touch down at the Crest Foods warehouse.
He was able to activate the warning sirens and proceeded to follow
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