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Monday, April 13, 2015

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Song of the Day Sponsored by Iroquois Federal 1st Winner

Monday, April 13th, 2015
Robbie Bane

The 44th Annual Thawville Community Sale

Always held on the third Saturday in April, this year’s sale is slated for Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Consignment of items begins at 5:30 a.m.  Selling starts at 10:00 a.m. with three auction trucks going all day long.  The Thawville Sale is a perfect place to eliminate some of that clutter from the attic or garage.  You never know what you’ll find at the Sale - look for cars, lawn mowers, antiques, bicycles and furniture plus many surprises.  More than just a sale-it is the perfect time to visit and catch up with old friends!  Lots of fun to be had just browsing, as well as rummaging around town through local garage sales.

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Prom and graduation season is upon us.  Area high school students will soon be participating in prom and graduation celebrations that occur not only at the school, but also at private locations.  Many students will feel pressure to use alcohol or drugs.  Car crashes kill more teens during weekends of prom and graduation season than any other time of the year. 

Illinois State Police District 10 Troopers will be doing their part to make this a safe prom and graduation season for everyone.  District 10 Troopers will be conducting directed patrols with aggressive enforcement of the ‘Fatal Four’ which includes speeding, DUI, seat belt, and distracted driving.

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Iroquois County union workers oppose right-to-work zones

According to the Paxton Record, Union workers flooded the board room in the Administrative Center in Watseka last Thursday morning, urging the Iroquois County Board to stand united against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to create right-to-work zones.

Right-to-work zones, or empowerment zones, would limit the power of labor unions, allowing voters to decide if workers in their communities should be forced to join a union or pay associated dues.

The newly elected Republican governor has been pressing Illinois cities and counties to approve resolutions in support of his proposal, which he says would help boost job creation and the state’s economy.

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National Library Week will be celebrated all week with activities at the Hoopeston Public Library

The Hoopeston Public Library is hosting fun activities all week to mark National Library Week, April 12-18.  Each day, a special activity is scheduled to mark the week, which honors American’s libraries.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
April 12, 2015

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, April 10, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Milford Fun Days upcoming Fundraisers

The Milford Fun Days Committee and volunteers will be at the 4-way stop in Milford for Corner Collections for 2015 Fun Days themed There’s a Superhero in All of Us! on Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd.
Also, they will be hosting a Cash Bash Saturday, May 23rd at Old Main Pub. Tickets are on sale now contact Tammy Harwood or any fun days committee member.

Watseka Chamber announces 2015 Golf Outing

Registration forms are now available for the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce
2015 Golf Outing. Forms are available at the Chamber office, 110 South Third Street,
Watseka and also on the new web site, This year’s outing will
be Friday, June 19th at Shewami Country Club, Sheldon, Illinois. Tee off time is set for
1:00 p.m. Join us for this year’s fun filled themed golf outing, we are asking that you wear
your favorite “Hawaiian Luau” attire.

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