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Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Observer photo by Kate Howes Tossing Tootsie Rolls to Central DeWitt Homecoming parade watchers Thursday night are grand marshals Jim Hetrick (left) and Bill Luse. School officials credited the two for spending countless hours and years supporting the Sabers.

News

Jury says defendant was not the victim
CLINTON - Jurors didn't take long to decide whose version of a DeWitt shooting was more believable.

A Clinton County District Court jury deliberated about two hours before finding Alejandro Lira, 22, Rock Island, Illinois, guilty of robbery and attempted murder.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Wider U.S. 30 not likely, but efforts persist
Expanding 45 miles of U.S. 30 west of DeWitt appears to be a long shot, but supporters of the idea aren't giving up.


Saturday, October 1, 2016
Agency sees jump in domestic, sexual assault cases
A nonprofit agency that serves domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Clinton, Jackson and three other counties is seeing a significant bump in the number of clients it serves.


Saturday, October 1, 2016
Weather was good to Aquatic Center schedule
In years past, when it came to the DeWitt Aquatic Center's swim season schedule, Mother Nature would always manage to mess it up.


Saturday, October 1, 2016
Teachers honored for promoting learning - naturally
It's OK for kids to get a little muddy and dirty.


Saturday, October 1, 2016
Sports


Warriors dominant
LOWDEN - The final result has remained the same, but the performances have only gotten better for the Calamus-Wheatland boys cross country team.


Saturday, October 1, 2016
Warriors enjoying resurgence in cross country
This is my ninth fall covering area high school teams, and I have seen a lot in the previous eight years.


Saturday, October 1, 2016
Mustangs use powerful offense to sweep Sabers
Back home for the first time in more than three weeks, the Central DeWitt volleyball team traded the difficulties of playing on the road for the complications of a talented foe when it hosted Mount Vernon Tuesday.


Saturday, October 1, 2016



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