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Month: May 2018

All Veterans Are Invited to the Dedication of the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge

The Momentous Bridge Dedication is Happening Father’s Day Weekend The story of the Savanna-Sabula bridge begins the year 1932, when the project was funded by the Savanna-Sabula Bridge Company, and built by the Minneapolis Bridge Co., of Minneapolis, Minnesota. When the bridge was built, it was a big improvement to transportation, in the region. The original bridge dedication plaque states, “To these, the communities along the new route between Chicago and Cedar Rapids, we dedicate this bridge.”[1] The bridge served as a major link between Illinois and Iowa for 85 years, before the condition of the bridge deteriorated and required...

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‘Workation’ Volunteers Ready To Work For You

LANARK — After two successful years of helping people in their own backyard, and receiving state-wide recognition, the Lanark First Brethren Church and City of Lanark volunteers are ready to do it again. They need your help by suggesting people and projects that may need assistance for Workation 2018, to be held June 4 to 9. “That week has been proclaimed as the first official Lanark Community Service Week by the Lanark City Council, the week of Workation 2018,” said Floyd Roberts, a member of the Lanark Brethren Church that conceived of the project in 2015. “It’s also an...

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Brumbaugh Says Good-bye

Outgoing West Carroll Superintendent Will Miss ‘The Thunder Way’ BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org MOUNT CARROLL — Outgoing West Carroll District Superintendent Adam Brumbaugh bid farewell to the school board and community at the board’s May 16 regular meeting, his last as superintendent. “Thanks to the school board and to the community,” Brumbaugh said, “for taking a chance on me as a high school principal and a superintendent. I’ll miss West Carroll and doing things the Thunder Way.” Brumbaugh departs after two years as district superintendent, following two years as West Carroll High School Principal. He will be replaced...

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JCE Plans Solar Energy Project Near Thomson

The Single Axis Facility Could Be ‘Very Exciting Economically’ For The Area BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org THOMSON — Mike Casper, the CEO of Jo-Carroll Energy, addressed the Thomson Village board at its regular May 14 meeting, informing them a solar energy project in Thomson is one of several that Dairyland Power has recently announced. Dairyland is a not-for-profit electric cooperative that provides wholesale power to 24 member distribution electric cooperatives, including Jo-Carroll Energy. Casper said the solar site will be a 10-acre parcel of land south of the Danisco plant near Thomson. SoCore Energy will own and install...

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Lanark Entrepreneur Cruises Like A Boss With Avon

Lanark’s Ann Knutti And Avon Representatives Across The Country Turn High-Sales Into The High Seas With An All-Inclusive Cruise Incentive RiverReader.org Staff report NEW YORK — Local businesswoman, Ann Knutti from Lanark, has earned an all-inclusive trip to Bermuda with Avon’s ‘Cruise Like a Boss’ incentive program for Avon Representatives across the country. Each year, thousands of Representatives rally to earn this highly-coveted grand prize, and this year Avon was pleased to welcome over 350 Representatives to set sail on the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship from April 28 to May 3. “Our Avon Representatives inspire...

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Thu 18

Vintage 405

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 22

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

July 22 @ 7:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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