• News for Community

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    E-cigarettes are considered by many smokers/tobacco users to be a replacement for cigarettes, but increasing evidence shows e-cigarettes contain and emit several potentially toxic substances that can impact your lung health.  “E-cigarette aerosol is not harmless water vapor,” said Dr. Jorge Perez-Cardona, oncologist at MercyOne Clinton Cancer Center. “Almost all e-cigarette devices are ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa honor society will be sending holiday cards to military troops again in 2022.  The holiday card project began in 2010 in response to the Alpha Theta Beta chapter president suggestion to send cards to her son’s military unit overseas.  The PTK chapter has continued every year sending to those who have a connection to CCC or a CCC family member.    The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional theatre of northwest Illinois, will close their 2022 Season with the Christmas musical, Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. The legendry Plaids come back to Earth to spread yuletide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages beginning December 1 and running through December 11.   Filled with Christmas standards that have all been ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    David Nelson named Outstanding Planned Giving Professionalby the Quad Cities Association of Fundraising Professionals.      (November 2022) The Quad Cities Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recently held their annual awards luncheon to honor Five local philanthropists who were honored and named as winners of annual their National Philanthropy Day awards. The purpose of National ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, November 21, 2022
    A nurse at MercyOne Clinton Medical Center won the DAISY Award, recognizing her exceptional care in cardiac services. Cassie Behr, BSN, RN, was nominated by one of her patients for the exceptional care she provided during their stay.  The patient wrote in their nomination, “My nurse Cassie was such a big help in my recovery. She took the extra time to check on me regularly and even sat with me a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 17, 2022
    In 2023, a total of $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 15 Ascentra student members to help offset the costs of attending postsecondary education through a college, university or trade program.  The program includes awards for three different types of students.  Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school student members planning to enter college.Five $1,000 scholarships will ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    Applications are now open for Keep Iowa Beautiful’s scholarship program. Keep Iowa Beautiful will award three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2023 who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university.    The scholarships are in honor of three pioneers in Keep Iowa Beautiful’s 22-year history:Bob Byers--Educator. Through Bob’s leadership, KIB’s Litter-Free School Campus program ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    Clinton Community College faculty and staff were willing to take a pie in the face to fill the CCC Cupboard.  On Monday three employees suited up in a plastic ponchos for the pie throwing which took place in the CCC Auditorium.    Instructors Dr. Steve Barleen and Roxanne Schmidt, and Student Services Administrative Assistant Katrina Larson earned their pie in the face by collecting the most ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community
    Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    Under the workforce development extension of Grow Clinton, the Career Access Program (CAP) connects students and adults with local employers via facility tours, employer presentations, registered apprenticeships, and other career exploration events. Grow Clinton facilitates the program in partnership with our regional K-12 schools and member businesses. Grow Clinton also has a strong working ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 03, 2022
    USA Concerts has announced June 8-10, 2023 Tailgate N’ Tallboys is partnering with the City of Clinton, IA to host Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival on the Clinton Riverfront located at 101 S 1st Street Clinton, IA 52732. USA Concerts is delighted for the partnership to bring a star-studded lineup to Iowa. Lineup will be announced Thursday, November 3rd at 8am CST. Tickets will go on sale ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, November 01, 2022
    Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoe stores, is hosting its 7th annual “Socks for Troops” fundraiser in all of their 220+ retail locations. Last year Shoe Sensation collected over 80,000 pairs of socks and hopes to continue the success of the program in 2022. This year, each store will be collecting socks for active-duty military personnel and/or local veterans in their ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Monday, October 24, 2022
    Keep Iowa Beautiful and Diamond Vogel Paint are pleased to announce the 2023 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of community projects throughout Iowa. Administered through Keep Iowa Beautiful with the paint provided by the Diamond Vogel Paint Company.  “The partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel to assist and work with many local ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 03, 2022
    First Central State Bank recently welcomed Private Banker Maggie Goebel-Bly to their banking team.  In her role, Goebel-Bly will handle consumer lending and customer service responsibilities at First Central’s DeWitt and Clinton offices.  First Central State Bank CEO and President Brigham Tubbs said Goebel-Bly’s experience will add to an already established team with years of financial ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    Great Revivalist Brew Lab has announced that they will be moving their operational hub to Clinton and will operate as a Great Revivalist Brewery. The former Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 238 4th Avenue South will be preserved and transformed to a restaurant and brewery. The former Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 303-307 South 3rd Street will be repaired and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    New reports show that scammers are reviving an old tactic to gain trust. Scammers are emailing and texting pictures of real and doctored law enforcement credentials and badges to prove they are legitimate and scam people out of money. Scammers may change the picture or use a different name, agency, or badge number, but the basic scam is the same. Federal law enforcement agencies are warning the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 08, 2022
    A familiar face will move into a new role at First Central State Bank.  Jordan Smith has been promoted to Customer Service Representative at First Central State Bank’s Clinton-North Second Street location. She is taking over the role previously occupied by the recently retired Madonna Obren. Smith has worked for two years at First Central’s Clinton-North Second Street location in the Teller ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 01, 2022
    First Central State Bank President Brigham Tubbs recently announced two promotions.  Caleb Jacobi and Scott Levine earned the promotions, with Jacobi being named Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, and Levine now recognized as Marketing and Event Officer.  Jacobi, of LeClaire, has been with the bank for 10 years, and has been a major reason for the continued growth of the LeClaire market, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, February 25, 2022
    First Central State Bank CEO and President Brigham Tubbs has announced six promotions.  Tom Messer, Debbie Mulvania, Chris Sterbenz, Josie Hartman, Angela Glover and Peyton Tiesman recently earned promotions at the eastern Iowa financial institution.  These team members have all demonstrated the ability to grow in their profession and thrive at First Central State Bank, Tubbs said.  “Creating ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    When First Central State Bank began its Grilling For Charity tradition more than 10 years ago, a small grill and a few to-go orders highlighted those first renditions.  Now, armed with multiple grills, an extensive non-profit network, and community members and bank employees coming together, the 2021 Grilling For Charity season netted record-breaking results across First Central State Bank’s ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release