June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015
Hoopeston Weekend Police Blotter
Hoopeston Police Blotter Thursday June 25th, 2015
Hoopeston Police Blotter
American Red Cross has opened a shelter for displaced individuals and families
Hoopeston Police Department
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Iroquois County has and will continue to experience flooding conditions in the coming days. The soil is still saturated and ditches and small creeks are still at higher-than-average levels. The Iroquois River is now at moderate flood stage with a measurement of 24 feet, and is expected to start falling slowly tomorrow morning. Throughout the weekend there are continual chances for rain, especially Saturday night. If you have flooding in your home or on your road, report it to the non-emergency number at 815-432-4918. If you are trapped in your home, call 911. Do not attempt to drive through a flooded roadway. Now is the time to make preparations in case you need to leave your home.
Iroquois County officials are monitoring the flooding situation, and will issue a an evacuation through the media if it becomes necessary.
If the media has any additional questions, utilize the contact information below.
Best regards, and stay safe.
Office: (815) 432-6997
Cell: (815) 351-8021
Two people were arrested Wednesday after Vermilion County drug agents and Indiana law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the garage of a residence near the Illinois-Indiana state line.
Vermilion Metropolitan Enforcement Group officers along with members of the Vermillion County, Ind., Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a home along County Road 1650N, west of State Route 63 and just across the state line.
The Hoopeston Area School District plans to put one-on-one devices into every student’s hands in two years instead of the planned five years.
Superintendent Hank Hornbeck told school board members at Thursday’s meeting, the district looked into “how to make it happen quicker… in two years instead of five.”
The plan discussed was to use a fund abatement from the working cash fund. The district would transfer $300,000 from the working cash fund to purchase the technology. Chrome books will be bought for grades three to eight next year with some type of tablet for the second grade, Hornbeck said. The following year one-on-one devices will be in the hands of high school students.
In other school board business, Mark Eighner, director of transportation and grounds, reported the boiler work would begin Monday, the Chem Lab was meeting expectations and the high school entrance work was in progress. He added the ad for a new bus with wheelchair ramp was recently in the newspapers requesting bids.
Hornbeck noted the problem with parking on East Honeywell in front of Honeywell Grade School was solved by an ordinance approved at Tuesday’s council meeting banning parking on the south side of Honeywell Avenue when school was in session.
Friday, June 19, 2015