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AFC students reflect on Washington, D.C. trip

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
I thought one of the coolest things we saw was the Lincoln Memorial. It looked awesome lit up at night with his two most famous speeches. Finding out that there was a mess-up in his inaugural address was really cool too. - Wade Lyles

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Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships Awarded

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
AMBOY -- The Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded scholarships to three area students.† Lea Koning, Amboy, was the recipient of the Dean Henkel Memorial Scholarship.† Koning will be majoring in Agribusiness at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville in the fall.† Koning is the daughter of Matthew and Susan Koning.† The Dean Henkel Memorial Scholarship was created in
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Franklin Grove American Legion raises funds for Wounded Warrior Project

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Finance Officer William Kirchhofer reported that the Franklin Grove Altenberg American Legion† Post #497 raised $100 for the Wounded Warrior Project during their April 5 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. The Wounded Warrior Project was organized to assist American military personnel returning from the battlefields alive, but with life altering injuries that may require the rest of their
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AFC seventh graders to start school garden

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The seventh graders at AFC Middle School are going to start a school garden. They received free vegetable seeds from Baker's Creek Heirloom Seed Company which specialized in historic, heirloom seeds.
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Mystery of WWII heroís death finally solved

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
DIXON -- The Lee County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the dining room of the Loveland Community House and Museum in Dixon.†This months program will be presented by†Jed Henry from Madison, Wis..
The speaker†is a special friend of LCGS President Pat Gorman. Jed is an independent videographer/filmmaker who started a
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Dog Training Classes offered at Lee County Fair Grounds

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
AMBOY -- The University of Illinois, Lee County Extension Office is hosting dog training classes. Pat Mandernach will be teaching a nine-week class while you watch your kids grow with their dogs. They will learn how to bond with and teach their dog basic commands. This is a fun and easy activity!
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