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Watseka man jailed for allegedly firing gun at Hoopeston man

HOOPESTON — A Watseka man was being held Friday at the Iroquois County Jail on a $75,000 bond for allegedly firing his gun in the direction of a Hoopeston man early that morning.

Tyler J. Henady, 29, of Watseka was arrested after a 33-year-old Hoopeston man identified Henady as the person who shot at him, according to a news release from the Hoopeston Police Department.


Foster, Shule inducted into Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD — Darrell Foster of Ford County and Lori Shule of Iroquois County were among 66 people recently inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame.


Frank Fritz Day to be celebrated Sept. 27 in Paxton

PAXTON — Frank Fritz Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, in downtown Paxton. The event celebrates “American Pickers” co-star Frank Fritz’s visit to Paxton.

Local antique dealer Robin McNish won the “Pick with Frank Fritz” contest last November, and Fritz is coming to Paxton to go antique hunting with McNish on the morning of Sept. 27.


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Aug. 22, 2014)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:

— Larry J. Watkins, 25, of Rankin, was transferred from the Ford County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on Aug. 21. Watkins was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear in court for possession of cannabis (2.5-10 grams).


Iroquois County Zoning Board of Appeals to hold hearing Tuesday

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Aug. 26 to consider a variance application by a Douglas Township landowner.


Paxton City Council to discuss dispatch issues, complaints Monday

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council's police committee has called a meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, to discuss dispatch issues and complaints.

The meeting will be held in the council chambers at City Hall, 145 S. Market St.

It is open to the public.


Barickman takes Dillard's spot on Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee

SPRINGFIELD — Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, has appointed Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, to take the top Republican spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Barickman’s appointment, effective immediately, fills a vacancy created by the departing Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, who is leaving the Senate to chair the Regional Transportation Authority.


Board allows club to build new soccer field at Coady Park

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District board on Tuesday approved allowing the Them Soccer Club to move forward with building a new soccer field east of the dog park at Coady Park.


Club to honor Ford County's first responders on 9/11

PAXTON — The Ford County Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring an event on Sept. 11 to thank the first responders of Ford County. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Paxton firehouse on North Market Street in Paxton.


Transitioning back to school doesn't have to be that stressful

By CARISSA STANGARONE
The Community Resource & Counseling Center in Paxton


It’s about that time of year again! We’re in the midst of last-minute adventures and soaking up as much sun as possible before children and teens return to school.


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