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Fulton family gathers with more than 100 family members for Thanksgiving feast

FULTON, Ill. (KWQC) - Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends. And one family in Fulton does it in a big way. The Wiersema family rents out a middle school in Fulton for their Thanksgiving feast. It's a tradition that dates back as far as 85-year-old Leroy Wiersema can remember.

KWQC - 2017-11-24 02:20:00

'Adore!' to be presented by Voices of Praise

MORRISON, Ill. - Celebrating its 11th season, Emmanuel Reformed Church's 85-member Voices of Praise, an outreach ministry of the church, is inviting area residents to experience its Christmas presentation, "Adore!" "Adore!" will be presented in three performances, Friday and Sunday evenings, Dec. 15


Students raise money for K-9

FULTON, Ill. - Fulton Elementary School students had an exciting assembly with Deputy Rollie Elders and his K9, Nicom, on Nov. 14. The students enjoyed a demonstration from Nicom and Elders on their police work and training. The assembly with Nicom was to kick off a fundraiser the elementary student

CLINTON HERALD - 2017-11-23 12:00:00

Hanrahan promoted to president of Agri-King

FULTON, Ill. - Michael Hanrahan, of Fulton, was recently promoted to president of Agri-King, Inc., succeeding Terry Callahan, who will continue his role as chief executive officer. Hanrahan joined Agri-King in 1988 after seven years of employment with McGladrey and Pullen in Clinton. He has been a v


On the Record: Can good candidates' reputations survive the 2018 campaign?

The Hart vs. Cournoyer race should be the kind of campaign I love to cover. Two educated and experienced candidates with extensive track records of community leadership face off for Iowa Senate District 49 covering all of Clinton and about half of Scott County. Both are well spoken and congenial, bu


Friends of the Library to host bake sale

CAMANCHE - The Friends of the Camanche Public Library Organization is having its annual Holiday Bake Sale on Dec. 1 at two locations, 1st Gateway Credit Union and Clinton National Bank in Camanche. The bake sale is from noon to 4 p.m. at both locations. A variety of pies, cookies, bars, candies and


Q-C area high school results for Wednesday, November 22

(All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Nov. 28 -- Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Clinton Nov. 30 -- Bettendorf at Cedar Rapids Washington; Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Davenport North Dec. 1 -- Waterloo East at Burlington, 5 p.m.; Davenport Central at Dubuque Senior; North Scott at Cedar Rapids Prairie; Musc


District passes incentive for 3rd year

CAMANCHE - The Camanche School District will offer an early retirement incentive for the third consecutive year. The Camanche School Board on Monday approved a motion to extend the early retirement incentive to the 2017-18 school year. The incentive, first offered in the 2015-16 school year, allows


'Night Zero' screening held at county courthouse

WAYNESBURG - A large crowd gathered at the Greene County Courthouse on Nov. 17 for a special screening of a horror movie that features scenes that were filmed in downtown Waynesburg in August. And for those who attended the screening, it was indeed a real scream. The film, titled "Night Zero" - whic

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00

Garden Club hosts 'Cookie Walk'

The Town and Country Garden Club sponsored the 14th annual "Cookie Walk" fundraiser, which was held recently at the Carmichaels Activity Center. The fundraiser is held annually to support the club's Scholarship Fund. On a brisk recent Sunday afternoon, the aroma of homemade soup and fresh coffee gre

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle Campaign

In this file photo, Sister Audrey, director of the Salvation Army center in Greene County, prepares one of the collection stands for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign begins the day after Thanksgiving and ends on Dec. 23. WAYNESBURG - That ringing in your ears you hear toda

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00

Local officials warn drivers to watch for deer

Local officials are warning drivers to be alert to avoid hitting deer after a report ranked Pennsylvania third in the country for insurance claims in deer-related crashes. "The deer are running now," said Trooper Robert Broadwater, spokesman for State Police Troop B which serves Greene, Fayette and

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00

Those alone thankful for family offerings

New Castle News Patrons sitting inside the Oasis Bar all bowed their heads as bar server Elaine Curley offered a prayer for Thanksgiving Day. For those far from home or families, who live alone, who had no place else to go or who simply needed a good, hot meal on Thanksgiving, the tavern at 303 S. J

NEW CASTLE NEWS - 2017-11-24 12:15:00

Authorities: Burned body found on top of SEPTA train

SEPTA officials would only say a "medical emergency" had occurred at the Jefferson Station in Center City on Thursday. But a police official confirmed that a body was found. The investigation was causing train delays of up to 20 minutes. It wasn't immediately clear how the victim got on top of the t

WPXI - 2017-11-24 14:05:54

Senior Ukraine separatist: Rebel chief has resigned

MINSK, Belarus (AP) - A senior separatist official in eastern Ukraine on Friday announced the resignation of the beleaguered rebel chief in an apparent palace coup, ending a four-day showdown between rivaling factions. Leonid Pasechnik, state security minister of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's

WPXI - 2017-11-24 20:53:46

Off-duty officer dragged after trying to stop child sex assault

Channel 11 has uncovered what an off-duty officer was doing when police say she was dragged by a driver. Police claim the man was assaulting a 13-year-old girl in his car when the officer stepped in. Pennsylvania State Police say Lee Rapsinski dragged the off-duty police officer to get away from her


Derry mulls referendum vote to become a city

DERRY - A spike in residents calling to comment on the increasing tax rate has the Town Council looking at a possible March 2018 referendum to change to a city. The nonbinding article for the town meeting ballot is more to gauge interest from Derry residents, according to the councilors, who discuss

UNION LEADER - 2017-11-23 06:11:00

Vehicle strikes MaryAnn's Diner in Derry, minor damage reported

DERRY - A vehicle struck the side of MaryAnn's Diner on Wednesday, but did not cause much damage, according to the fire department. Crews responded to the corner of East Broadway and Wall Street at approximately 4:40 p.m. for reports of a vehicle into the side of the popular restaurant. MaryAnn's w

UNION LEADER - 2017-11-23 06:11:00

Shoppers get creative for Christmas

Nobody will be lining up clutching coupons when the Manchester Craft Market opens today at 6 a.m. at the Mall of New Hampshire, the traditional kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. At a time when some people complete all their shopping online, others look for a homemade touch in their gift hun

UNION LEADER - 2017-11-24 03:00:00

Methuen mourns sudden death of firefighter

METHUEN - The city of Methuen is in mourning after the sudden and unexpected death of a city firefighter. Mayor Stephen Zanni and Fire Chief Tim Sheehy say Patrick McKallagat died at his home on Tuesday. He was 37. The 6-year veteran of the department leaves behind a 5-year-old daughter. They did no

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-11-24 08:00:00