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Fourth Annual Ashton Community Walk to be held June 13

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
ASHTON --The Ashton Community Walk will be held during Ashton's Summer Celebration and 150th celebration on Saturday, June 13. In 2012, the Ashton Community Walk was born to benefit individuals, families and causes in the small community of Ashton.
The community fund has helped over 50 individuals and families with ties to the Ashton community with the motto of

AFC FFA Alumni Affiliate award scholarships given

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
ASHTON -- On Monday, May 11, the AFC FFA Alumni Affliate awarded their first scholarships to seniors Alison Prestegaard and Bret Gittleson.  Each student received $2,500 to help off-set their college expenses.
Prestegaard is attending University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in Agriculture Business-Sales & Marketing.  She was involved with the AFC FFA Chapter for four years, served in various leadership

Donation to Lee Co. Fair Association

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
The Community Stewardship Committee of CHS Rochelle recently donated $1,000 to the Lee Co. Fair Association. The donation will be put in the roof replacement fund designated for work on the south exhibit building at the Lee Co. 4-H Center, Amboy. Earlier this year, state funding that provides reimbursement for fairgrounds' maintenance and improvements was cut. Pictured

Reagan boyhood home offers free movie

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
DIXON -- The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home will host its first free Ronald Reagan Movie Night on Wednesday, May 27 on the grounds of the home at 816 South Hennepin Avenue in Dixon.
The movie featured this evening is Santa Fe Trail, one of the top-grossing movies of the 1940s. The piece is a biographical and entertaining classic

Recipients of AFC High School 2015 Honors Night Awards

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
ASHTON -- The AFC High School hosted the annual awards night on Wednesday, May 6.
The following students were recognized with awards and scholarships.
N.H.S. (2015) Inductees:
Seniors-Kristen Bartlett, Kalley Foster, Matt Heng, Kevin Kurz, Katie Sondgeroth, Riley Stephens
Juniors-Jacob Hilliker, Cassidy Koning, Adam Mairs, Ryan Rod, Mackenzie Wolf

Bungers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
ASHTON -- Gary and Bev Bunger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 15.
Gary and the former Bev Becker were wed May 15, 1965 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ashton.

Friday to celebrate 100th birthday

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
ASHTON -- On May 13, Gertis Friday will become a Centenarian. Friends and family are invited to celebrate with him at a party in his honor. The party will be held on May 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the home of his daughter Evelyn and son-in-law Jim at 1840 East Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb.
Friday's other daughters, Doris

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