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Red Cross Blood Drives

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gilman welcomes visitors to a blood drive today (Thursday).  The event runs from 12 Noon 'til 6 pm.

Organizers said the church at 116 N. Thomas is in the middle of some local road construction work, so visitors might want to use the street one block west of Thomas Street and follow the signs. Thomas Street is not officially closed, but it's a rough go and Main Street offers a better ride.

A blood drive is also at the Quality Inn in Bradley today from Noon 'til 6 pm. 

Tomorrow (Friday) -- The Covenant Federated Church in Kentland, IN is hosting the Community Blood Drive from 1 - 6 pm.  The Red Cross is reporting blood is down to a three-day supply for most blood types.  Officials urge donars to make sure hospital needs are met. Appointments or walk-ins are welcome.

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Cedar Lake, IN man killed in Newton County crash

Newton County Sheriff’s Police are investigating a crash that killed a 40-year-old Cedar Lake, Indiana man (Tuesday). Timothy Mueller was pronounced dead at the scene (by the Newton County Coroner) after his vehicle struck another Jeep and then rolled several times. The driver of the Jeep was not injured.

The crash happened just before 12:30 pm. Several 911 callers alerted police of an erratic driver southbound on U-S 41. Caller said the driver hit construction barrels in Lake County and was all over the roadway. While police were enroute, another 911 caller reported Mueller’s vehicle had hit the JEEP at the intersection of State Road 10 and U-S 41. Mueller was found pinned under the vehicle in a ditch.

Toxicology tests are pending.

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Heat Advisory in effect >

A Heat Advisory has kicked in and the NWS and health officials advise us all to stay hydrated and check on neighbors to make sure everyone’s OK. Temps are reaching into the 90s. Heat index values are hearing 103.
The heat index is how hot it feels when you combine the temperatures with the humidity.

Conditions like this can lead to heat related illnesses. The very young, the elderly, and those who are without air conditioning are most at risk. If you work outdoors, be sure to drink plenty of water and take breaks from the heat if possible.
Drink plenty of water, wear light weight and light colored clothing, and stay out of the sun for extended periods. Heat stroke is an emergency…call 9-1-1.

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Miller named new Unit #9 interim school superintendent

A retired school superintendent, with ties to the local area, will serve Watseka Unit Nine as its interim school leader.

Gary Miller was approved by the Unit #9 school board. Miller had spent 32 years in education, most recently at Momence where he retired as superintendent two years ago.

The Unit 9 Board will continue its search for a permanent superintendent. Miller’s hiring relieves James Bunting again, who just last week, agreed to serve as interim-super while the search for a permanent replacement continues. Bunting serves the district as principal at the Glenn Raymond School. He also served as Unit Nine Sup’t in the past.

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Iroquois officials OK revised-FOID Card Act Resolution

A bit of controversy last month (June) brought on a revised resolution and Tuesday the Iroquois County Board gave approval to a resolution opposing the Firearm Owners Identifiction Card Act.

Board members, last month, all agrred most all are pro-gun supporters and support citizens rights to bear arms.  However, wording in the resolution raised concern -- it stated county funds, appropriations, personnel and property are banned from enforcing the FOID Act.  Supporters said there are laws we all don't agree with, but it's law. 

Wording in the resolution was cleaned up and the matter is resolved and now passed.

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