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Teachers earn grant rewards

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Two AFC teachers were awarded two grants recently. Jeri Dempsey, junior high science teacher and Marie McCannon, elementary school media specialist received the Books by the Bushel grant from the Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation. Each took a bushel basket of age-appropriate, ag-related books back to their students.
The Lee County Farm Bureau
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Teachers earn grant rewards

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Two AFC teachers were awarded two grants recently. Jeri Dempsey, junior high science teacher and Marie McCannon, elementary school media specialist received the Books by the Bushel grant from the Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation. Each took a bushel basket of age-appropriate, ag-related books back to their students.
The Lee County Farm Bureau
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Illinoisan of the Day applications available now

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Nominations are needed for the 7th annual Illinoisan of the Day program. The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is seeking individuals to spotlight during the 2015 Illinois State Fair. The Illinoisan of the Day program looks to honor individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics associated with the Land of Lincoln: integrity, dependability, sense of community, and
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Tristan Bushman to release first CD on May 2 in Dixon

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
ASHTON -- Local artist, Tristan Bushman, 17, recently put out a seven song Acoustic CD, titled "Heartwood." It will be available at all of his shows, the Ashton Gazette, as well as on itunes, CD baby, Amazon, etc...
All are welcome to come and celebrate Bushman's CD release Party at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave. Dixon on Saturday,
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Warren Seebach to celebrate 80th birthday on May 1

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
ASHTON -- Warren Seebach will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 1 with a family celebration.
He was born on May 1, 1935 and he served three years in the Marine Corps from 1953-1956.
He married Beverly Messer on April 27, 1958. They have two daughters, Angela (Andrew) Waters and Lisa (Jeremy) Munson. They also have four grandchildren, Aidan,
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Pretzschs to celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Lloyd and Mary Pretzsch of Franklin Grove will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 28.
The couple will celebrate by renewing their vows at 2 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, 2128 IL Route 38, on Sunday, April 26. An open house will follow the ceremony. All are welcome to attend.
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Pot luck planned for retiring pastor

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Reverend Myron Bartell is retiring from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Franklin Grove. 
A retirement celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the church.  It is a Potluck Dinner so please bring a dish to pass and the tableware, drinks and dessert will be provided. 
Please join us in remembering
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