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Harvest Hammer 2019


On Saturday, September 21, 2019, Rotary International, District 6420, will host the 32nd Annual Harvest Hammer, beginning and ending at Morrison High School, 643 Genesee Avenue, Morrison, IL.  Register online before 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 19, to save $5.  There also will be an additional $5 registration fee on the day of the race.  Visit

Find race results at  Proceeds benefit local youth; education; community and international projects of Morrison Rotary Club.

Long-sleeved event t-shirts will be available to the first 500 people who register.  Two bicycles (donated by Bryce Mead, owner of Mead's Bike Shop, 414 Locust Street, Sterling, IL,) will be awarded to a child in the Wee Run and Fun Run.  Winners must be present to claim the bikes.

McCombie Announces Re-Election Bid for 2020

McCombieJacketState Representative Tony McCombie officially launched her re-election bid, for 71st House District. McCombie, currently serving her second term, announced at events with supporters in Rock Island and Whiteside Counties. The 71st District consists of portions of Carroll, Whiteside, Henry, and Rock Island Counties.

While many issues face the State, McCombie prioritizes education, job growth, public safety, and strong constituent service as her top priorities.

"The State of Illinois's political environment is challenging, but serving as your State Representative is very rewarding.  Working with leaders regionally and across the State has been instrumental in achieving successes for our district.  Together we encourage political and structural reforms, that will promote our growth and turn Illinois around, said McCombie.

First Presbyterian September 26 Free Community Meal


First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Lincolnway, Morrison, IL, offers a free "Oktoberfest" meal, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

The building is handicap accessible.

Community members of all ages are welcome to enjoy free, hearty meals and pleasant socializing.

Paint the Town Silver Anniversary Entertainment

PTTBadRumorPaint the Town is a multi-tiered annual event for all ages.  Several blocks of painting decorate the pavement and windows of downtown Morrison, IL.

Performance artists and musicians contribute to a celebration of the arts.

On the 25th anniversary of its inception, Saturday, September 21, 2019, five musical groups or individuals, a magician, and a balloon artist will add to the Main Street fun.

Paint the Town 25th Anniversary T-Shirt

ShirtFrontPaint the Town (PTT) approaches on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  Long before this enduring artistic endeavor takes place, the event committee plans a multi-tiered public event for thousands.  This year marks the 25th Silver Anniversary of the "color-full" event in Morrison, IL. The navy t-shirt design celebrates this milestone with metallic silver paint, front and back.  Downtown buildings are silhouetted against a night sky, with sparkling fireworks overhead.

T-shirts come with paint bottles and supplies.  This year the paper bag container has been exchanged for a matching embossed, fabric bag and bandana--included in the $13 price.  Additionally, 300 bottles of metallic silver paint will be sold at $5.  Share some shininess with friends or family.

September 12 Ribbon Cutting for The Loft on Main

At 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019, Morrison Chamber of Commerce held a second Ribbon Cutting ceremony for The Loft on Main, 112 E. Main Street, Morrison, IL.  This event celebrated the 501 (3c) nonprofit status of the gallery.  It has become a fully functioning business.   A Ribbon Cutting took place when it first opened, as a successful MADC project.

A large gathering of supporters supported the event.

September 6 Morrison Police Report

Morrison Chief of Police Brian Melton reports the following Arrests made and Citations issued since Friday, September 6, 2019.

Arrests: No arrests to report.

The following Citations were issued.





Violation Cited

9-08-19 Angella S. Nolan 27 Morrison, IL No Valid Registration
9-08-19 Roddy L. Tedder 37 Prophetstown, IL Disobeying Traffic Control Device & Driving While License Revoked
9-10-19 William F. Peyatt 34 Poplar Grove, IL Speeding
9-11-19 Mark A. Bland 49 Prophetstown, IL Speeding

The public is reminded that these are merely charges, and all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Tribute to Veterans--Bob Brands

Mick Welding submitted this article.

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the Morrison Community Hospital Foundation will host Tribute to Veterans, our 11th Annual Gala, at the Vista Grande, 2141 16th Street NW, in Clinton, IA.  We will offer a Buffet Dinner and musical entertainment throughout the evening, by the Josh Duffee Big Band and Orchestra from Davenport, IA.  Cocktail Hour starts at 5:00 p.m., as does bidding on Silent Auction items.  The buffet opens at 6:00. 

The band will play a musical tribute to veterans, to highlight a night where we will recognize those who served our Country.  For the next months we will feature a veteran from Morrison.

Windsor Manor Visits The Loft on Main--Briefly

Sunday, September 8, through Saturday, September 14, 2019, is National Assisted Living Week.  The theme is "A Spark of Creativity."  What better field trip than to The Loft on Main, 112 E. Main Street in downtown, Morrison, for residents of Windsor Manor Assisted Living Community, 403 Scenic Street, Morrison, IL.  Executive Director Stephanie Neas arranged transportation for several interested women and one man for a 1:00 p.m. visit.

Unfortunately once they arrived, a weather alert of a possible tornado at 4:00 sent the first group safely back to Windsor Manor, without time for a long look around.  Included were residents Ruth Chandeysson, Rose Friederich, Denise Garman, Regina Keith, Lois King; Housekeeper/Personal Assistant Dusty Naggs; resident Elwin Nice; Dietary Staff and Activity Helper Cindy Shambaugh.

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