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Village of Clifton awarded grant

A $51,000 Rural Development Grant will allow the village of Clifton to install a sewer line extension.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant. The funding is to be used to install a sewer line that'll benefit small businesses within the community. The funds will create local jobs during the construction period.

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Queen, Princess crowned at Momence Glad Fest

Miranda Dutour was crowned queen for the 2013 Momence Glad Fest Wednesday evening. Nine-year-old Savannah Anderson was crowned the festival princess.

The 76th Gladiolus Festival kicked off its run with the annual crowning of the queen and princess at the Momence High School football field.
Activities, including a parade, will run through the weekend.

17-year-old Miranda is the daughter of Todd and Amanda LaCosse, and Josh and Jenna Dutour. She will be a senior at Momence High School.

Nine-year-old Savannah is the daughter of Brigitte and Bill Dhom, and Ruben Anderson. She will be in the fourth grade at Je-Neir Elementary School in Momence.

The crowning of the girls extends a long tradition in Momence. The first queen was crowned in 1938, at the advent of the Glad Fest. The tradition of crowning a princess dates back to 1949.

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DACC’s Hoopeston site offers CNA class

The DACC Hoopeston Higher Education Center will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) evening course during the Fall 2013 semester.

An orientation session will be held on August 8th (Thursday) at 12:00 noon at Danville Area Community College in Prairie Hall, room 106. To qualify candidates must be a resident of DACC College District 507.

Admission into the class requires testing, a live scan fingerprint background check, and an application. If interested, please call 217-443-8784.

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Momence Gladiolus Festival opens

The 76th annual Momence Gladiolus Festival begins at 7 pm today. The coronation of the queen and princess takes place at Momence High School.

Glad Fest continues through Sunday with parades, carnival rides and live entertainment.

This year's queen contestants include 17-year-old Taylor Anderson and 17-year-old Miranda Dutour. Both will be seniors at Momence High School.

This year's princess contestants include:

9-year-old Savannah Anderson; Abigail Bruckman, Brooke Goberville and Kaylee Van Swol, 8-year-olds; 9-year-old Rachel Zielinski.

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Vietnam veteran from Illinois receives medals

DIXON, Ill. (AP) -- A northern Illinois veteran has received his military medals more than 40 years after the war in Vietnam.

The Telegraph in Dixon reports that 63-year-old Leonard "Len" Saunders of Polo was presented with the medals on Monday. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger presented him with a Purple Heart and the Army Commendation with Valor. About 20 of Saunders' family and friends were in attendance at the American Legion in Dixon.

Saunders said afterward that the presentation meant a lot to him.

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