Iroquois County

Longtime Iroquois County Fair board president steps down

CRESCENT CITY — Marvin Perzee, the long-serving president of the Iroquois County Fair board, has announced he is stepping down as president due to health issues. 


Loda resident's cash payment to village mysteriously missing

LODA — A Loda resident whose water-bill payment mysteriously came up missing after he left cash in an envelope in the dropbox at Village Hall will not be required to pay the bill.

However, the resident — Luis Lopez — was warned, along with the rest of the public, that the village will require payment in the future if such an incident were to happen again.


Buckley's Whitebird: 'I really want to put my best' into Ford County EMA job

PAXTON — If needed, Terry Whitebird said he will willingly step down from his volunteer roles as a trustee for the Buckley Village Board, office helper for the Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency and secretary and training officer for the Paxton Emergency Management Agency when he begins his new job as director of the Ford County Emergency Management Agency.


Seniors can defer payment of 2018 taxes in Iroquois County

WATSEKA — Information and forms for the Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral program are available from the Iroquois County Treasurer’s Office.


Loda presented with new contract by water-system operator

LODA — The village board was presented last week with a proposed new contract with ERH Enterprises Inc., the Westville-based company that for several years has been contracted to maintain and operate Loda’s water system.

The contract calls for the monthly fee charged to the village to be raised from $50,000 to $51,000.


Buckley board hears update on old windmill's restoration

BUCKLEY — Buckley Village Board members received an update on the progress of the refurbishing of an old windmill at the Buckley Lake property during their monthly meeting Monday night.

The update came from Buckley resident Les Dippel, a member of the Buckley Sportsman’s Club, which recently began refurbishing the windmill.


Veterans invited to join new book club at Loda library

LODA — Veterans wondering what to do over the long winter can join the Loda Township Library’s newly formed Veterans Book Club. 

“We’ll supply the space and books,” library director Teri Hennessy said.

The club will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month starting in January.


Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department, located in the Administrative Center at 1001 E. Grant St. in Watseka, has flu vaccines available to the public on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The agency can bill Medicare and most insurance companies for the flu vaccine. People can call 815-432-2483 for more information. 


Buckley Ambulance Service seeks EMTs, to hold educational course

BUCKLEY — The Buckley Ambulance Service is in need of more licensed emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and hopes to generate more interest in what it calls a “gratifying” profession through educational classes being offered in Buckley early next year.


Christmas crafts workshop to be held at Loda library

LODA — Students in third through fifth grades are invited to attend a Christmas crafts workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Loda Township Library, 105 S. 1st St., Loda.

“We’ll make all sorts of holiday decorations,” said the library’s director, Teri Hennessy. “No need to bring anything — just your holiday spirit.”


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