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Yeakley retires from Frito

Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2015
Don Yeakley retired from Frito this week. See attached photo.
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Clinton Antique Mall celebrating 25 years

Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2015
There wasn't a lot on Clinton's west
side when, in 1967, a metal
building went up. It was
originally owned by the Custom FS dealer and later housed a boat shop and some other businesses. But by far the longest running business at the location is about to turn 25, Clinton Antique Mall.
Owner Marilyn
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Group asks for removal of MGP waste from landfill

Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2015
CLINTON -- Two area residents and current county board members, supported by the group WATCH Clinton Landfill, have asked Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to modify a pending consent decree with Clinton Landfill. The changes would require removal of 27,000 tons of manufactured gas plant (MGP) waste disposed in the Landfill since 2011.
The request was announced in a
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DeWitt County HRC receives summer lunch program grant

Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2015
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Human Resource Center recently received a grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. The grant will help fund the Summer Lunch Program.
The Summer Lunch Program provides DeWitt County youth a safe and supervised place to go during the summer to receive a free, nutritious lunch.
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Memorial Day 2015

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Children lay flowers at the graves of Civil War soldiers during Monday observance of Memorial Day, held in Woodlawn Cemetery.
See more photos on
page A2
and A8.
Gordon Woods
/ Journal
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Quilt show all June at Homestead

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Museum Association will host its annual quilt show throughout the month of June (June 2-June 30) at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton. 
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Mental health documentary, panel discussion in Clinton

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
CLINTON, In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, a free documentary screening of "Shortchanged: Unjailing the Mentally Ill" will be held in Clinton, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 26, at the First Christian Church, 100 N. Jackson Street. A panel discussion will follow with representatives of the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office, DeWitt County Human Resource Center and
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Report reveals need for child welfare reform in Ill.

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Experts say children removed from their homes need the support of a family to help them getthrough the tough times. But a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds about one-in-10 foster kids in Illinois spends their time in a non-family setting.
Larry Joseph, research director with Voices for Illinois Children, says these 1,600
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'To infinity ...and beyond!'

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
This plastic trash can hurling through inner space was one of the demonstrations of chemical reactions witnessed by kindergarten students during their visit on Wednesday to Clinton High School. Students of Mr. Baldwin's chemistry class demonstrated several chemical reactions for students. See more photos on page A8.
Gordon Woods
/ Journal
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High school graduation set for Sunday

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
CLINTON -- During Tuesday night's monthly meeting, the Clinton Board of Education congratulated Clinton Junior High student Mariah Crutchfield for winning first place in Elks Club Americanism essay contest. Her essay, which she read to the board, was selected from more than 2600 other essays from 86 Elks' Club districts.
Mariah was presented a plaque from local Elks Club
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Clinton multi-purpose trailways plan completed

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
CLINTON -- The multi-purpose trailways plan commissioned by the city is complete. Now the council will have to begin discussion about what portions of the plan to implement first, how to implement them and where the money will come from.
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Clinton Power station back to full power

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
CLINTON -- Operators returned Clinton Power Station to full power on May 20, ending a refueling and maintenance outage that began April 27.
More than 2,000 Exelon employees and contractors performed thousands of maintenance activities at Clinton Station during the past three weeks to ensure the facility continues producing reliable, clean and safe electricity for the next year. The activities
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Open life jacket loaner stand planned at Clinton Lake

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
CLINTON -- Bloomington-based Mid-Illini Sail and Power Squadron has teamed up with the Clinton Lake Sailing Association (CLSA) to open a new Life Jacket Loaner Stand at Clinton Lake Marina. Provided by the nonprofit Sea Two Foundation, the life jackets are available in infant through adult sizes for individuals to borrow and return on the honor system.
Sea Tow,
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New Save-A-Lot coming to Clinton

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
CLINTON -- Save-A-Lot food storeowner Dave Jackson announced Monday his plans to build a new store that could open by November. The announcement came during the regular Clinton City Council meeting.
Tim Followell, with the City of Clinton, said the city worked with Jackson for several months to arrange his purchase of city owned property for the new store,
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Arr, matey

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
GORDON WOODS / Journal
In keeping with the Disney-themed, semi-pirate evening, Clinton High School band director Nathan Wheeler stood on his newly renovated podium a bit like Captain Jack on the bridge during this past week's CHS spring band concert. Students added a hand rail to the podium after Mr. Wheeler admired one he spied at another venue.
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County looks to revamp zoning job

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
CLINTON -- The county board's land use committee began on Monday to revamp responsibilities for its zoning administrator. Current zoning administrator Mike Bradford announced he would retire this summer, and he and committee members discussed some possible changes to the job.
If not for a plan to build a major wind turbine farm in the county, Bradford said streamlining
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Lincoln Presidental Library to host C-SPAN exhibit

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Portraits of every president from George Washington to Barack Obama will be on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum when the library welcomes C-SPAN's "American Presidents: Life Portraits."
A free special preview and panel discussion will be held May 20, followed by the exhibit's public opening May 21. It runs through July 7 (with the exception
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Scouts help letter carriers with food drive

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
CLINTON -- On Saturday, the Clinton Postal Service participated in the National "Stamp Out Hunger" drive by collecting non-perishable foods placed by mail boxes around the area. 
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Illinois average gas price up 2.5 cents

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
(GasBuddy.com) -- Average retail gasoline prices in Illinois have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,378 gas outlets in Illinois. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.66/g, says gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
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New mayor, commissioner take office

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
CLINTON -- As the Clinton City Council convened on Monday with newly sworn in members mayor Roger Cyrulik and commissioner of public health and safety Dan Ballenger, long standing divisions over some issues remained apparent.
The council voted on five appointee nominations to the Dr. John Warner Hospital Board, and while four of those members received majority "yeas" from the
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Health department warns about Vector-Borne Disease

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
CLINTON -- David Remmert, public health director for the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department, reminds residents to take precautions against insects that might spread disease.
"As temperatures warm up, it serves as a reminder to us that we need to take precautions against vector-borne diseases transmitted by contact with insects such as mosquitoes and ticks," said Remmert. "We are
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Illinois average gas price up 4.3 cents

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
(GasBuddy.com) -- Average retail gasoline prices in Illinois have risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.68/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,378 gas outlets in Illinois. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.62/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
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A walk for respect

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015
"Take a stand!"
"Lend a hand!"
"Don't be mean behind the screen!"
Those were the chants echoing down Main Street in Clinton last Friday as more than 70 people joined to take a stand against bullying. The event, organized by five local women, was called "A Walk for Respect."
The cool and misty weather didn't
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Four juveniles arrested for school vandalism, burglary

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015
CLINTON -- The Clinton Police Department has arrested multiple area juveniles for vandalism and burglary to the Clinton High School's football field concession stand. 
The concession stand was vandalized and burglarized on April 2, April 24 and April 25 where suspects forced entry into the concession stand and stole large amounts of food and drinks. 
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