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Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary Announces Scholarships

The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary has nine scholarships to award this year. There are two scholarships from The Verna Buck Scholarships worth $2000.00 apiece. These scholarships for are nursing only. There is another Verna Buck Scholarship for $1000.00 also for nursing only.

There are two scholarships worth $2000.00 from the GAH Auxiliary. These scholarships are for school work dedicated to any medical fields.

There are two other scholarships, each for $1000.00, from the Arthur and Ane Jensen Noland Family Scholarship Fund and the William and Viola Garrett Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are for those who live in Ford County or who have graduated from a Ford County school. They may be awarded for any school work leading to work in any medical field.

There is one scholarship awarded by the scholarship committee from the CEDF Foundation for $2000.00 for nursing only.

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ISP TRAFFIC DUI CRASH ALERT

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police Pesotum, District 10

WHAT: Two vehicle DUI crash with lane blockage.

WHERE: I-74 Eastbound MP 212.5.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 3:57 A.M.

VEHICLES: Unit #1- Beige 1994 Mercury Cougar
Unit #2 -White 2006 Freightliner Truck-tractor in combination with a 2006 Wabash Semi-trailer

DRIVER: Unit #1 Cynthia L. Manning, 30, Urbana, IL
Unit #2 Male, Danville, IL

PASSENGERS: 0

SEATBELTS: Yes

CAUSE: Unit #1 was determined to be DUI and crashed into a guardrail coming to rest in the eastbound roadway.

TRANSPORTS: N/A

CONDITIONS: Driver refused medical and was released from the scene.

PRELIMINARY: Unit #1 crashed into a guardrail leaving the vehicle in the middle of the roadway.  Unit #2 was traveling eastbound and was unaware of Unit #1’s crash.  Unit #2 crashed into Unit #1, causing Unit #2 to run aground into the right ditch and become lodged between the bridge supports.  There were reports of injuries.  The driver of Unit #1 was later arrested for Driving Under the Influence.

CHARGES: Cynthia L. Manning arrested for Driving Under the Influence.


All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Pot-growing operation busted at Paxton teen’s home

According to the Paxton Record, Paxton police are asking Ford County’s prosecutor to charge a Paxton teenager as an adult in connection with a marijuana-growing operation discovered earlier this month at the teen’s home.

Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane said his department obtained a search warrant at the 17-year-old’s home in the 300 block of West Center Street on Saturday, Jan. 10. Bane said numerous items believed to be used for growing cannabis were found.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, January 19, 2015

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roquois County seniors can apply for deferral of their property taxes

According to the Paxton Record, The program allows qualified senior citizens living in Iroquois County to defer payment of up to $5,000 of their 2014 property taxes on their personal residence.

Applications must be filed with the treasurer’s office by March 1.

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Danville casino supporters preparing to make their voice heard again

According to the News Gazette, Supporters of a Danville casino are gearing up for another attempt at getting the bill passed in Springfield.

The plan has been in the works for years and would add five casinos in the state and slot machines at racetracks.  The plan’s sponsor plans to re-file the bill at the capitol soon.

Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said supporters of expanded gaming plan to talk with Governor Bruce Rauner about getting it passed.  The mayor says the plans fits with one of Rauner’s priorities.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
January 17th & 18th 2015

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Rankin hasn’t replaced its only police officer yet

The village board may vote in February on whether to replace Rankin’s only police officer.

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College student to head election commission in Danville

College student to head election commission In Danville

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