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Category: Thomson Illinois

Great River Outreach (GRO) Holds Community Summit

This #GivingTuesday, and for the rest of this December, make your donation dollars work for those in need in your local communities. The Great River Outreach (GRO) is a local organization that helps connect those in need with the services they require to help them get back on their feet, or even to make it to the next week or month. 

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Election Results Surprise Some in Carroll County

Carroll County Votes Republican 60% of the Time Every single state office that was up for election went to Republicans, in Carroll County. The state as a whole did not go Republican. In fact, every single state office is now held by Democrats, including JB Pritzer, multi-billionaire from Chicago and Kwame Raoul. Raoul was previously appointed to fill the Illinois Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama in the 13th District, upon Obama’s election to the U.S. Senate. Both politicians sailed to easy wins. In the districts affecting Carroll County, Republicans won with mostly large margins, in all except the heavily...

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Update: EPC-West Carroll Game to Resume Monday, October 8

Due to the football field in Savanna being unplayable today, the postponed Eastland-Pearl City vs. West Carroll football game has been rescheduled as follows: Monday, October 8 at Freeport High School field in Freeport 11:00 a.m.                             Fresh-Soph game 12:30 p.m. (approx.)          Finish the 2nd half of the interrupted Varsity game from Friday night The player bus will leave Eastland High School in Lanark at 9:30 a.m. before heading to Pearl City to pick up Pearl City players. Thank...

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Laverta “Jeanne” Harris

Laverta “Jeanne” Harris September 22, 1927 – June 11, 2017 Laverta “Jeanne” Harris, age 89, of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society, Mt. Carroll, Illinois. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017, at York Community Church, Thomson. Burial will take place in Lower York Cemetery, Thomson. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 prior to the service at the Church. Laverta was born September 22, 1927, the daughter of Leamon and Lena (Atherton) Swett on the family farm in York Township. She attended Thomson York Community High School and graduated with the Class of 1945. Laverta married Garland Harris on January 21, 1946. They celebrated 24 years of marriage until Garland’s death in 1970. Laverta worked as Administrative Assistant for the Superintendent of the East Moline State Mental Hospital for a number of years. She later worked in the Personnel Office of the Savanna Army Depot for 15 years. Laverta was a member of the York Community Church in Thomson. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and bowling. Her cats were her life, and she loved them dearly. Laverta will be dearly missed by two sons, Robert Harris of Clearwater, Florida, and Dave Harris of Manlius, New York; one grandson; one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; one brother Gerald (Jeannine) Swett of Hanover, Illinois and one sister Norma...

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Don’t just sit on it, decorate it! Lanark Chair Flair begins

The Friends of the Lanark Public Library encourage all residents, Lanark Chamber of Commerce members, and other businesses in Lanark to once again prepare and display a “Chair Flair” outside of your home or business. Please decorate an old chair with flowers, ribbons, balloons and other items that will catch the eye of the passer-bye. Have your chairs on display the weekend of Old Settlers Days — June 23-24-25 — and throughout the...

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Mon 29

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 29

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

April 29 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 29
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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