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Miss Hoopeston to be Crowned

Miss Hoopeston 2015 will be crowned on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Hoopeston Area
High School Auditorium. The public is invited to hear the candidates’ speeches and watch an onstage
question with evening gown, which will then be followed by the naming and crowning. Admission is
$3.00 per person, with 10 and under free. Support the platform of Miss Hoopeston 2014, Terra
Scharlach, by bringing a non-perishable food item for the Grant Township Food Cupboard and receive
$1.00 off of admission.

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DACC offers GED classes

According to the Commercial News, The Danville Area Community College GED program is accepting registrations for Spring 2015 classes beginning in late January.  Day and evening classes are offered at the Danville campus.  Additionally, a new evening class will be offered at Westville Junior High 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings, and a daytime class will be offered at 9 a.m.-Noon on Monday and Wednesday mornings at the DACC Higher Learning Center in Hoopeston.

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Watseka hospital has ‘very low’ infection rate

According to the Paxton Record,  The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified Iroquois Memorial Hospital that it has performed exceptionally well in preventing hospital-acquired conditions and will not be financially penalized by CMS.

Earlier this year, a report, based on unverified data, circulated that the Watseka hospital was among numerous hospitals in Illinois with a high infection rate.

“We are extremely pleased that CMS has verified that IMH’s infection rate is very low,” said IMH’s chief executive officer, Chuck Bohlmann. “This is a testament to the quality health care provided by our physicians and nurses.”

Twenty-five percent of the hospitals with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions will have their payments from CMS reduced by 1 percent.  Those conditions include a group of reasonably preventable conditions, including infections that patients did not have upon admission and developed during the hospital stay.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
December 30, 2014

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, December 29, 2014

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Jesse White’s Vehicle Renewal Sticker Receipt Legislation Becomes Law Jan. 1

Allows people to drive with receipt as proof of recently purchased vehicle renewal sticker

Legislation proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to allow a printed receipt from the Secretary of State to serve temporarily as the vehicle renewal sticker becomes law on Jan. 1, 2015. 

Public Act 98-1103 will allow motorists to drive without an up-to-date vehicle renewal sticker affixed to their license plate provided they have a receipt in their vehicle from the Secretary of State that proves they purchased a sticker online before expiration, but have not yet received it. The receipt is valid for no more than 30 days from the expiration of the previous registration’s sticker’s date.

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Hoopeston candidates file for election

According to the Commercial News,

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

December 29, 2014

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, December 26th - Sunday December 28th

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Hoopeston couple takes over flower shop

According to the Commercial News, Elaine and Brandon Tyler of Hoopeston purchased The Flower Shop, formerly Flowers and Gifts by Molly, 702 W. Main St., this month.
The Flower Shop will keep the traditional amenities that Molly offered.
“We plan to keep the traditional stuff that Molly did, deliveries and gift wrapping” Elaine Tyler said, “not changing anything, just adding new products.”
Some of the new products will be a new line of soy candles made in the United States.

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