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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Observer photo by Kate Howes Practical picks: Kelly Rathje, owner of The Family Tree-DeWitt Dry Cleaning in downtown DeWitt, recently celebrated her 20th anniversary of business. Rathje is selective about what items she sells in her store, and wants to make sure her customers feel good about their purchases. Two of Rathje’s favorite parts of her job are putting together outfits and styling the store’s front window, which faces Sixth Avenue.


City delays decision on AmericInn hotel signs
Fearful of setting a precedent, the DeWitt City Council has delayed action on a request from the city's new hotel to put up directional signs for the business.

Management for the new AmericInn being built in DeWitt had asked for "wayfinding" signs on 11th Street, the familiar blue signs directing people to the hotel.


Saturday, September 24, 2016
Consignment shop observes 20th anniversary
When Kelly Rathje was walking through a kids' resale store in Davenport, she noticed how busy it was.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Honor Flight gives Viet vets warm welcome they never got
Ed Gaudet has been to the Vietnam Memorial more than a half-dozen times, but his visit there last week was special.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Clinton idea to move its dump site not a certainty
A proposal for the city of Clinton to take its trash to Illinois, rather than the Clinton County landfill, doesn't appear to be a sure thing.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Swine home to break ground at fairgrounds Monday night
Groundbreaking will be Monday for the new hog barn at the Clinton County Fairgrounds.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Warriors run out of gas
WHEATLAND - For three sets, the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team fought tooth and nail to keep pace with Easton Valley.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Sabers take sixth at Solon
SOLON - Not even some unseasonable heat could keep the Central DeWitt girls cross country team from repeating its sixth-place performance at the Solon Invitational.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Kreiter relishing NFL opportunity
This has been an unforgettable year for Casey Kreiter.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

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