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Around the Towns: July 30, 2010
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FreeportRed Cross has shelters readyFREEPORT - The American Red Cross Shelters in Freeport and in Thomson, Ill., are on standby.The Red Cross is prepared to open the shelters if needed.Assistance remains available for individuals who have been affected by flooding.Those needing assistance can contact the American Red Cross in Clinton, Iowa, at (563) 242-5223 or in Freeport at (815) 233-0011.The Red Cross is assessing the damage caused by flooding and is monitoring water levels throughout the region. The Red Cross is responding to residents as their needs are identified, including providing shelter and food. BeloitArgyle girl wins coloring contestBELOIT - First National Bank and Trust Company's First Saver's Club held a coloring contest in June.More than 70 kids across the stateline area participated in the contest.