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The serving squad

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Susan Muņoz / Journal
Volunteers ran the serving line at the Kenney Fire Department annual chicken dinner, held during the Kenney Fall Festival. Servers were Krissy Abbott, Kim Miller, Amanda Wrage, Stacy Kraus, Pam Kraus, Beth Conaty.

County schedules special budget meeting

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Board will hold a special budget work session on Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. despite some ambiguity during Thursday's board meeting about the need for the special session.
Board member Camille Redman moved to schedule the budget session, which the board had already approved at an earlier meeting.

Mini clinic

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
Gordon Woods / Journal
CHS dance team students gave a mini clinic Friday during half time of the Clinton varsity football game.

City supports medical marijuana site application

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
CLINTON -- The Clinton City Council, on Tuesday, approved a resolution supporting Salveo Health & Wellness's application to the state to open a medical marijuana facility just outside the Clinton City limits. Representatives of the company presented their plan to the council in August.
Just before voting to approve the resolution, commissioner Tom Edmunds said he felt the company's

A. Lincoln: Confirming a library treasure tucked away for decades

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
Vespasian Warner Public Library
director Joan Rhoades was aware
of the book and its inscription for more than 25 years. It was a volume of C.H. Moore's personal collection that helped start the library in 1908. But, it wasn't until the staff and research facilities of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, located just 40

Nominee turns down county board seat

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
CLINTON -- After suggesting during the August 14 county board meeting that "rumors don't always turn out to be true," county board chairman Sherrie Brown, on Thursday, nominated Jeff Gibbs to fill a board vacancy, just what rumors claimed would happen. But, Gibbs surprised residents at the meeting by rejecting the nomination and recommending Brown appoint Christy Pruser.

Water authority working to pass landfill ordinance

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
CLINTON -- Governor Quinn gave the order to prevent higher concentrations of PCBs from going into Clinton Landfill.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would suspend the application process for the permit allowing those PCBs into the landfill, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans to modify the landfill's current permit to stop disposal of lower concentration PCBs

New board member seated; Blythe named vice president

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
CLINTON -- Clinton resident Russell Long took the oath of office at Tuesday night's Clinton Board of Education meeting. Long replaces Tom Pruser who passed away in a work-related accident last June. Board member John Blythe will assume Pruser's role as the board's vice president.
Committee assignments included Nancy Stokowski to the building committee and Long to the insurance

Council hears from medical marijuana company reps

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
CLINTON -- Representatives of Salveo Health & Wellness addressed the city council Monday about their plans to apply for a medical marijuana license for a site in DeWitt County. One such site will be permitted in Illinois State Police District 6, of which Clinton and DeWitt County is a part.
Chicago attorney Alex Thiersch and Clinton native Terry Cray

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