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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Anthony 'Tony' Ceraulo
Posted: June 30, 2015

Anthony "Tony" J. Ceraulo, 76, of Watseka, passed away Thursday (June 25, 2015).

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Vera German
Posted: June 30, 2015

Vera German, 69, of Watseka, passed away Sunday (June 28, 2015).

Posted in Obituaries on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:42 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Monday 06/29/2015
Anthony Ceraulo
Posted: June 29, 2015

Anthony Ceraulo, 76, of Watseka, passed away Thursday (June 25, 2015) in Watseka.

Posted in People/obituaries on Monday, June 29, 2015 9:37 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Thursday 06/25/2015
WCHS targets more scholarships with changes
Posted: June 25, 2015

Grade point averages can determine whether a high school student gets accepted into their college of choice. With that in mind, Watseka Community High School adjusted its GPA scale to match other schools.

Posted in Local on Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:33 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Delbert 'Pod' Onnen
Posted: June 24, 2015

Delbert "Pod" Onnen, 74, of Watseka, passed away Tuesday (June 23, 2015).

Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:15 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Meents receives nursing scholarship
Posted: June 18, 2015

Kristin Meents, of Watseka, received the Charlotte Ann Russell Charitable Trust Scholarship. She currently attends Lakeview College of Nursing's Danville Campus.

Posted in People/honors awards on Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:21 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Friday 06/12/2015
Donna Morefield
Posted: June 12, 2015

Donna Morefield, 84, of Watseka, passed away Thursday (June 11, 2015), at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Posted in People/obituaries on Friday, June 12, 2015 9:41 pm. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
Vietnam Wall comes to Watseka
Posted: June 10, 2015

More than 40 years after Vietnam, Tom Fox still is carrying his brothers in memory and stone.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:39 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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James Good
Posted: June 10, 2015

James Good, 83, of Watseka, and formerly of Chicago, passed away Sunday (June 7, 2015) at his home.

Posted in People/obituaries on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:14 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Tuesday 06/09/2015
Family loses home in fire
Posted: June 09, 2015

A Watseka family lost their home Monday to a fire, but there were no injuries.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 9:47 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Friday 06/05/2015
Bettie Brazel
Posted: June 05, 2015

Bettie Brazel, 84, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday (June 3, 2015) at her home.

Posted in People/obituaries on Friday, June 5, 2015 9:29 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Thursday 06/04/2015
Accepting Applications for Griffin Trust Donations
Posted: June 04, 2015

The Arthur and Gesena Griffin Trust was created by the will of the late Arthur Griffin for the purpose of funding charitable activities in the townships of Martinton, Iroquois, Middleport, Concord, Crescent, Belmont and Sheldon in Iroquois County.

Posted in News/local on Thursday, June 4, 2015 10:15 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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John Bergstrom Jr.
Posted: June 04, 2015

John F. "Jack" Bergstrom Jr., 92 of Dunnellon, Fla., and formerly of Watseka, passed away on May 10, 2015, at the Legacy House Hospice in Ocala, Fla.

Posted in People/obituaries on Thursday, June 4, 2015 9:11 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Saturday 05/30/2015
DVD made for 150th anniversary of old Iroquois County courthouse
Posted: May 30, 2015

It all started in 1967 with a group of people contesting the then-impending demolition of the Old Iroquois County Courthouse, which was almost 100 years old.

Posted in Local on Saturday, May 30, 2015 1:49 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Iroquois County Sheriff to give talk on meth, pot in Watseka
Posted: May 27, 2015

Meth labs have changed over the years, and so is the legality of marijuana.

Posted in News/local on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:33 pm. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Patricia Martin
Posted: May 26, 2015

Patricia A. "Susie" Martin, 61, of Watseka, passed away on Thursday (May 21, 2015) at her residence.

Posted in People/obituaries on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:40 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Monday 05/18/2015
Final chapter in WWII saga unfolds in Watseka
Posted: May 18, 2015

The passing of 72 years didn't diminish the tears reserved for this day. Jack Redman — the Marine who went to war and died in his first day of combat in 1943 — finally had his somber, but victorious, homecoming in Watseka Saturday.

Posted in Local on Monday, May 18, 2015 8:57 am. | Tags: Veterans , Watseka Comments (0)

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Kathleen Ellis
Posted: May 18, 2015

Kathleen Elizabeth (Goodwine) Ellis, 88, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday (May 13, 2015).

Posted in People/obituaries on Monday, May 18, 2015 8:29 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Funeral plans for WWII vet in Watseka keep expanding
Posted: May 13, 2015

The plans for honoring Watseka's late, but long-lost World War II veteran, Jack Redman, are growing.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:38 am. | Tags: Watseka , Veterans Comments (0)

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Jack Redman
Posted: May 13, 2015

Jack M. Redman, of Watseka, passed away on Nov. 23, 1943, at the age of 20 while serving his country as a U.S. Marine during World War II on the island of Tarawa Atol in the Central Pacific Ocean near Australia. His remains recently were identified in December 2014 by the U.S. government, following years of searching by his family.

Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:14 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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William 'Bill' Grice
Posted: May 13, 2015

William "Bill" Eugene Grice, 58, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Watseka, passed away Friday (May 8, 2015) at his home.

Posted in People/obituaries on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:11 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
James Redmore
Posted: May 05, 2015

James Redmore, 75, of Watseka, passed away Saturday (May 2, 2015).

Posted in People/obituaries on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:01 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Virginia Bozell
Posted: May 05, 2015

Virginia J. Bozell, 89, of Watseka, passed away Monday (May 4, 2015) at Heritage Health in Hoopeston.

Posted in Obituaries on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:00 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Monday 05/04/2015
Police cleared in fatal shooting following Watseka hostage incident
Posted: May 04, 2015

An investigation into the shooting of Don Oneal Smith, 29, of Indiana, clears four Indiana police officers who shot him as he pointed a gun at them after a high speed pursuit through several counties on April 9. The pursuit started in Watseka after Smith robbed a Watseka business, drove to Mike's Service Center, stole a vehicle and took a female hostage.

Posted in News/local on Monday, May 4, 2015 9:43 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Saturday 05/02/2015
Marvin Price
Posted: May 02, 2015

Marvin Dean Price, 57, formerly of Watseka, passed away Dec. 17, 2014, at the New Mexico VA Hospital in Albuquerque, after a long battle of ill health.

Posted in Obituaries on Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:17 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Friday 04/24/2015
Wanda Rowell
Posted: April 24, 2015

Wanda G. Rowell, 56, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital.

Posted in Obituaries on Friday, April 24, 2015 10:04 pm. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Electronics recycling May 2
Posted: April 22, 2015

State Sen. Jason Barickman and state Rep. Tom Bennett are sponsoring an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2, at the Big R Parking lot at 1200 E. Walnut St., Watseka.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:15 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Monday 04/20/2015
Russell Daniels
Posted: April 20, 2015

Russell Edgar Daniels, 85, of Watseka, passed away Saturday (April 18, 2015).

Posted in Obituaries on Monday, April 20, 2015 10:07 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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911 in Iroquois disrupted
Posted: April 20, 2015

Iroquois County's 911 calls were unable to get through to the Iroquois County Communications center after midnight and were still being handled through a backup system this morning.

Posted in Local on Monday, April 20, 2015 9:47 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Friday 04/17/2015
What's legendary actor Billy Bob Thornton doing in Watseka?
Posted: April 17, 2015

Don't expect "Slingblade" or "Bad Santa" at the Watseka Theatre tonight. Billy Bob Thornton is a very different character when he takes the stage with his band the Boxmasters.

Posted in Local on Friday, April 17, 2015 9:12 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Watseka ewe births quadruplets
Posted: April 16, 2015

A Watseka farmer walked into his barn about 10 p.m. Tuesday to check on a pregnant ewe. Then he witnessed a rarity.

Posted in Local on Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:55 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Velma Berry
Posted: April 15, 2015

Velma I. Berry, 83, of Watseka, and formerly of Chicago, passed away Friday (April 10, 2015) at her home.

Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:13 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Geraldine Young
Posted: April 15, 2015

Geraldine V. Young, 89, of Watseka and formerly of Bradley, passed away Monday (April 13, 2015) at Watseka Rehab and Healthcare Center.

Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:14 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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100-200 more jobs for Watseka
Posted: April 15, 2015

The sale of an Ohio metal locker manufacturing company announced on Tuesday has the potential to bring an additional 100 to 200 jobs to the Lyon locker company's Watseka plant, the Iroquois County Board learned during its monthly meeting.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:27 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Carol Brandenburg
Posted: April 14, 2015

Carol Jane Brandenburg, 59, of Watseka, passed away Monday (April 13, 2015) at her home, surrounded by her family and friends.

Posted in Obituaries on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:53 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Toni Schaffer
Posted: April 14, 2015

Toni J. Schaffer, 55, of Watseka, passed away Monday (April 13, 2015) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.

Posted in People/obituaries on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:55 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Saturday 04/11/2015
Wild police chase started with armed robbery in Watseka
Posted: April 11, 2015

The man who led police on a high-speed chase from Watseka into Indiana before being fatally shot by Indiana State Troopers started a string of robberies at a land management company in Watseka, taking off with about $200.

Posted in Local, Crime on Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:24 am. | Tags: Watseka , Crime Comments (0)

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Friday 04/10/2015
Timothy Bowder
Posted: April 10, 2015

Timothy Wayne Bowder, 44, of Watseka passed away on Sunday (April 5, 2015) at his home.

Posted in People/obituaries on Friday, April 10, 2015 10:23 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Robbery rampage starts in Watseka, ends in fatal standoff with Indiana police
Posted: April 10, 2015

MONON – An armed robbery and carjacking in Watseka turned into a two-state, multi-county pursuit that ended with the suspect dead and a hostage injured.

Posted in Local on Friday, April 10, 2015 9:28 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Thursday 04/09/2015
Bishop Mac National Honor Society
Posted: April 09, 2015

The following students were recently were inducted into the National Honor Society at Bishop McNamara Catholic High School in Kankakee. Officers for the coming school year also are pictured. First row, left to right, Jordan Adcock, Alison Granger, Cassandra Skyer, Sydney Dupuis; second row, Martin Bai, Abbie Netherton, Hannah Lambert, Kathryn Rogers (secretary), Zachary Valant; third row, Baylee Hull, Kelly Rudin, Kaitlyn LaCost, Abbey Peterson, Madeline Rosendahl; fourth row, Jacob Quigly, Nicholas Schwengler, Daniel Hoekstra, Kathleen Messenbring, Andrew Buttle (vice president), Attilio Angellotti; fifth row, Kobe Shutter, Matthew Rose (president), and Jared West.

Posted in Honors awards on Thursday, April 9, 2015 9:56 pm. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Diabetes workshop
Posted: April 09, 2015

Can you prevent diabetes by changing the foods you eat? According to recent research, the answer is almost always, "Yes!" Whether you have diabetes yourself, take care of a person with diabetes, or are just interested in learning to eat healthier, come to the Watseka Public Library at 201 S. 4th St. The two-part workshop, "Diet and Diabetes" will be presented on Tuesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the program is $5, which covers the food expenses for both sessions. Registration and the fee are due by Friday.

Posted in News/local on Thursday, April 9, 2015 9:48 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Kathleen Dehn
Posted: April 08, 2015

Kathleen "Kathy" Roach Dehn, 60, of Crete, passed away Saturday (April 4, 2015).

Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 11:18 pm. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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George Malone
Posted: April 08, 2015

George C. Malone, 77, of Watseka, and formerly of Cicero, passed away March 25, 2015.

Posted in People/obituaries on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 11:16 pm. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Monday 04/06/2015
Bernard Tatro
Posted: April 06, 2015

Bernard Fay "Tater" Tatro, 92, of Watseka, passed away Friday (April 3, 2015).

Posted in Obituaries on Monday, April 6, 2015 11:28 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Friday 04/03/2015
William Ahlgren
Posted: April 03, 2015

William J. "Bill" Ahlgren, 92, passed away at his winter home in Yuma, Ariz., on March 20, 2015.

Posted in Obituaries on Friday, April 3, 2015 8:31 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Easter egg hunt Friday
Posted: April 01, 2015

An Easter egg hunt, for children ages 8 and younger, will be held on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Iroquois Resident Home.

Posted in News/local on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 9:54 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Wayne Meyer
Posted: April 01, 2015

Wayne Meyer, 79 of Watseka passed away on Sunday (March 29, 2015) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Posted in People/obituaries on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:06 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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David 'Dean' Rudisill
Posted: April 01, 2015

David "Dean" Rudisill, 63, of Alapaha, Ga., and formerly of Watseka, passed away March 24, 2015, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Ga.

Posted in People/obituaries on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:06 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Saturday 03/28/2015
Parkland Theatre named in honor of Miners
Posted: March 28, 2015

The Parkland College Theatre in Champaign is being renamed "The Harold and Jean Miner Theatre" in honor of the lifelong Iroquois County farmers.

Posted in Local on Saturday, March 28, 2015 1:04 am. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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Thursday 03/26/2015
Linda Barney
Posted: March 26, 2015

Linda Jane Thorp Barney, 76, of Watseka, passed away on Wednesday (March 25, 2015).

Posted in Obituaries on Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:49 pm. | Tags: Watseka Comments (0)

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