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Raiders take first place in annual Thanksgiving Tournament

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
ASHTON -- The AFC Raiders varsity basketball team took first place in their Thanksgiving Tournament held Nov. 22, 26.
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ILLUMINATION

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
The Mills and Petrie Building has been illuminated with a series of uplights across the front of the building. The lights are currently blue but can and will be changed periodically. Dale Tulk recently completed the project by request of the Mills and Petrie Board. The project was made possible by the Blum Family Foundation funds.
(Photo submitted)
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Logan announces candidacy for Franklin Grove Village Clerk

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
FRANKLIN GROVE -- On Monday, former Franklin Grove Mayor Bob Logan announced that he will be a candidate for election for the position of Franklin Grove Village Clerk in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.
Logan served from 1991 until 1993 as a Franklin Grove Village Trustee before being elected for five consecutive terms as the Village President (Mayor) from
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AFC to present its Christmas Concerts

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
ASHTON - The AFC High School Christmas Concert will be held at 7 p.m., on Dec. 7, in the high school gym. The band and chorus will perform several holiday selections for your enjoyment.
The fifth through eighth graders will then present their concert at 7 p.m., on Dec. 13, also in the high school gym. Performing groups
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Church to host festivities during annual Christmas in the Grove

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Don't miss the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove at 106 South Walnut during the Christmas in the Grove Festivities on Dec. 9. Step inside and you will be invited to have a cookie and hot drink.
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Karson to complete American Legion Project in 2017

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016

FRANKLIN GROVE -- Photojournalist Mariah Karson attended Monday night's Franklin Grove American Legion Post meeting to complete several photo shoots and give a progress report on her new book to be completed in the late spring or early summer of 2017.
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MIMINIíS GENERAL STORE IS OPEN

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
Owners Adelina and Lirim Mimini welcome the residents of Ashton to stop in and check out the store. On Friday night, several customers were on hand for the grand opening. Pictured at right, Ainsley Clark helps manager Kristie Knetsch draw names for the door prizes. (Photo by Monetta Young)
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SVCC to participate in #GivingTuesdaySauk for Scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
DIXON -- The Sauk Valley College Foundation of SVCC has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Visit svcc.edu/foundation on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to give a gift, big or small, to #GivingTuesdaySauk. Your generosity can help change the life of a
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Christmas Celebration to be held Dec. 10 at Mills and Petrie Building

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
ASHTON, For the third year in a row, the Village of Ashton will hold a Christmas Celebration at the Mills & Petrie Memorial Building on IL Route 38 in Ashton on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4-8 p.m.
The festivities will include a Chili Supper beginning at 4 p.m., prices are $5 for adults $5 and $3 for children.
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Several board members recognized for service to county

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
LEE COUNTY, The Lee County Board Chairman Rick Ketchum opened the November meeting by recognizing board members that will be leaving the board. Those members include Steve Dilger who has served over the past seven months, Mike Zeman who has served for the past nine months, Rick Ketchum who has served for the past 17 years and Anne Taylor who
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