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  • Hunter Safety Course this weekend in New Baden
    New Baden's Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Hunter Safety Course Friday, September 19 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, September 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Baden Civic Center. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1980 may not be issued an Illinois hunting license unless he or she passes this course and is able to present a valid Hunter Education Certificate of Competency. Many states are now requiring adult hunters to furnish evidence of having completed a Hunter Education Course prior to issuance of a non-resident license. Contact the Clinton County Sheriff's Department at 594-4555 to register for the course.

  • 09/20/14
  • Elvis Rock & Remember Comes to Trenton
    Renowned Elvis tribute artist Joseph Hall brings his Elvis Rock & Remember tribute show to Jailhouse Rock Saturday, September 20. The show starts at 7 p.m. Call Kyle at 402-617-4477 for tickets. This fast-paced production explores the roots of Elvis Presley and caters to both the young and the young at heart. With the look, the voice, the charm, and the vulnerability of a young Elvis, Joseph Hall's got the moves that take us back to a time when parents were flabbergasted by Presley's provocative hip action. Elvis Rock N Remember achieves a complete and powerful flashback experience, recalling the time when fans first fell in love with the talented, handsome, carefree, energetic, high-spirited young man that was Elvis Presley. The show is masterfully produced with a mixture of Elvis hits (from rock 'n' roll to country to gospel), stage props, multiple costume changes, and a heartfelt tribute to our veterans. He's even got the teddy bears and scarves to woo the ladies. A must see for all ages! Joseph Hall has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC's America's Got Talent in 2008, making six TV appearances viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists. Sharon Osbourne was impressed enough to tell him, "I've got shoes older than you, but I'd like to try you on!" Piers Morgan declared, "ELVIS IS BACK!" Joseph Hall has performed all over the world from Las Vega, Nevada, to Porthcawl, Wales. Officially recognized as one of the top tribute artists in the world today, Hall has worked with both Elvis Presley Enterprises and Legends in Concert. He has won accolades throughout his young career, including the "Spirit of Elvis" award from Elvis Presley Enterprises. Hall resides in Branson, Missouri, with his family. He is currently in his eighth season, performing to audiences all over the country. Hall says, "My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image, and above all else, his devoted fans."

  • 09/27/14
  • Ratermann fundraiser
    The Trenton Thunder softball team will have a fundraiser for Greg "Rat" Ratermann at the Aviston Park on September 27, starting around 10 a.m. Greg has been delt a terrible blow in the form of incurable brain cancer. Events include softball games such as the home run hitting contest, Jeep/Motorcycle run, silent/live auctions, D.J., live music, food and refreshments. Anyone can participate in the home run hitting contest but each hitter must have sponsors in order to be in the contest. A sponsor is a person that donates at least $20 to the cause and the hitter will have as many chances to hit a home run as he or she has collected. For more details, please call Dave Meddows at 514-2296 or Doug Elbe 560-9290.

  • 10/04/14
  • Bike ride at Lebanon Fall Festival benefits trailhead initiative
    Ridge Prairie Trailhead Initiative (RPTI) is hosting its fifth annual Fall Festival Ride on October 4 in Lebanon. The event is held in conjunction with the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival. Bikers can choose from routes 11, 15, 31, 47, and 66-miles long. Entrance fee is $20 for those bikers who sign up prior to Oct. 4. Cost is $25 registration day. Registration lasts from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Lebanon High School parking lot. A T-shirt is guaranteed for those who sign up prior to Sept. 21. The entrance fee includes a $5 voucher which can be used to purchase food from the vendors at the Fall Festival. A bike corral is also available, and there will be staffed rest areas with snacks and water. Those interested can register online by going to All proceeds go toward RPTI's goal of building bike paths in and around Lebanon. RPTI is an Illinois nonprofit corporation, formed officially in 2010, to lead in the development of a bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure in and around Lebanon. RPTI president Robert Wilhelm is looking for a strong turnout, as the more bikers sign up and participate, the more can go in the fundraising needed to get several bike paths built. RPTI is trying to build paths to connect with the Madison County trails, Belleville's Metrolink trail, and east of Lebanon to county roads with a low traffic count. "It's a great way to just enjoy the day and help a worthy cause," said Wilhelm of the Fall Festival Ride. "It takes millions of dollars to build these needed bike and walking paths."

  • 10/05/14
  • NB Lions plans fifth annual 'Amazing Race'
    New Baden's Lions Club will host the fifth annual Clinton County Amazing Race on Sunday, October 5, beginning at the New Baden Civic Center."This event is designed to be an entertaining day for everyone, regardless of age." The event is inspired by the Amazing Race reality show, with a few tweaks."Teams will begin at the New Baden Civic Center, where they will be given a clue to find their first location within Clinton County."Once the team arrives at their first location, the team will be given a challenge to complete."Challenges are designed to accommodate all ages while providing entertainment for all involved."Participants from toddlers to great grandparents have all been able to participate."When the team completes the challenge, they will receive their next clue."All teams will visit ten locations within Clinton County before returning to the Civic Center."Teams are responsible for their own transportation to complete the route."All ages are welcome, but the driver must be at least 18 years of age. Time is not the winning factor in this event, so everyone has an equal chance of winning and there is no need to speed from location to location."Locations and challenges change from year to year so even if you have participated in the past, you will experience new places and family-friendly challenges."New Baden Lions Club has been told by teams who participate every year, that they have so much fun this event is an annual tradition." Registration begins at 11 a.m. in the Civic Center with race to begin around noon."The event should be over by about 6 p.m. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not necessary." "" Bring your "friends and family for a unique experience by participating in the race, or come visit us during the day,"enjoy a delicious sandwich, and take a chance to win one of our raffles."For more information, to register a team, or to make a donation for the basket raffle, call 588-3014 or 444-5775.

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