An extension of the Toys for Tots program finds a group of great people doing their part too --- ‘Food from the Heart.’ The church outreach program welcomes donations at 301 S. 4th Street in Watseka. (First United Methodist Church)
A food distribution is also scheduled for Saturday, December 16 from 9a-1p.
Drop-off boxes are in place throughout Iroquois County and beyond for this year’s Toys for Tots program. As always, your generosity is so much appreciated.
The toy pick-up date is Saturday, December 16 at the depot in Watseka. That’s from 9 am ‘til 1 pm.
Cindy & Ray Guttendorf help coordinate the program, along with Bill & Carol Nutter. Applications are being accepted.
Again—THE TOY PICKUP IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT THE WATSEKA DEPOT.
Both drivers involved in a collision on Route 45/52 in Iroquois County (Monday) were treated for minor injuries.
State Police investigated just before 1 pm at County Road 2900 N. 38-yr-old Bridget Davis of Hoopeston was eastbound. 23-yr-old Alexander Crosswell of Watseka was northbound when Davis failed to yield the right of way.
Davis was cited for failure to yield at the intersection.
A Veteran's Town Hall is scheduled for Thursday (December 14) at the Watseka Public Library. The public is invited to the 11 am Town Hall meeting. The VA Illiana Leadership will be in attendance to ensure veterans are up to date on changes in VA healtcare.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police have charged a Chatsworth man with several hunting violations.
68-year-old Alan Sterrenberg is accused of illegal hunting. He was cited this past weekend. IDNR officials say they received an anonymous complaint of a subject hunting deer from his all-terrain vehicle in Northern Ford County.
Two officers caught Sterrenberg driving along side of a standing cornfield in his vehicle with the front window propped open and his loaded and uncased shotgun sticking out the front of it. Sterrenberg was also observed earlier by an officer as he was hunting outside of the UTV without the required blaze orange clothing on.
Sterrenbger was cited for Unlawful transportation of an uncased loaded firearm, Hunting by Aid or use of a motor vehicle, No Blaze Orange upper garment while firearm deer hunting.
His Polaris Ranger and his shotgun were subsequently seized as they were directly used in the unlawful hunting acts.
The DNR reports in 2016, Sterrenberg had also been stopped by the same two officers after they had received complaints of unlawful hunting from a UTV.