Iroquois County

Loda selected to receive $500,000 grant for new water tower

LODA — The Loda Village Board learned during its monthly meeting last Wednesday that the village has been selected to receive a $500,000 federally funded grant for the construction of a new water tower.


Watseka couple killed in head-on collision

WATSEKA — A Watseka couple died in a head-on collision in that city on Sunday afternoon.

Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum said John R. Dowling and Reta A. Dowling, both 84, died in the accident.


Water well at Buckley Lake working again, board learns

BUCKLEY — The water well at the village-owned Buckley Lake property is now working well, the village board learned during its monthly meeting Monday night.


Iroquois board chairman says Democrats 'completely off-base' in allegations

WATSEKA — The Republican chairman of the Iroquois County Board contends that the head of the county’s Democratic party is “completely off-base” in his assertion that the Democrats were not allowed to meet last month in the county’s administrative center because of “pure vindictive partisanship.”


Loda's Rossow running as Democrat for District II county board seat

LODA — Loda resident Paula Rossow is running for a seat on the Iroquois County Board as a representative of District II in the Nov. 6 general election.


Buckley's Kaeb named Farm Credit agriculture scholar

BUCKLEY — Travis Kaeb of Buckley was recognized as one of 30 members of the class of 2018 Farm Credit agriculture scholars during a luncheon at Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) in Mahomet on Thursday, May 31.


Man, 79, killed in Buckley house fire

BUCKLEY — An elderly man died in a house fire in Buckley early Monday morning.

Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum said Larry L. Swindle, 79, was unable to escape the two-story home at 209 E. Main St. after the fire started around 1 a.m.

Mr. Swindle was pronounced dead at 7:12 a.m., Cheatum said.


Harvard-bound Adam McMullin expected to do 'amazing things'

PAXTON — In hindsight, Adam McMullin’s chemistry experiment last summer was “really dumb,” he admitted.

“I wouldn’t recommend anyone do it,” the 18-year-old Bayles Lake resident said, “because it was really dangerous.”


Loda's pavilion finally being repaired — and village won't pay for any labor

LODA — The pavilion at Loda’s park was being refurbished this week, and the construction company doing the work is not charging the village anything for the labor provided.


Loda to offer mowing contract to Tim's Lawn Care Service

LODA  — Village board members voted 4-2 on Wednesday, May 9, with trustees Ronda Breeden and Cathy Tittle in dissent, to offer Tim’s Lawn Care Service a one-year contract to mow for the village for a cost not to exceed $975.





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