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Funeral Service for Watseka Teacher, Coach

A Saturday morning funeral service is scheduled in Watseka for Watseka High School teacher and coach Brent McTaggart.  The 36-year-old product of Watseka High died Tuesday morning at Carle Hospital in Urbana. He was involved in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Iroquois County.

Saturday's funeral will be at 10:30 am at the Watseka High School Gymnasium.  Visitation is Friday 3-8 pm at Trinity Church on Route 24 East in Watseka.  There's also 1 hour of visitation prior to the service Saturday.

McTaggart was an art teacher and an assistant football coach.  He was a graduate of Watseka High School.

The Watseka Unit Nine School District made counselors available Tuesday to speak with students and staff.

Brent is survived by his wife, Casis, three children, Kennedy, Andrew and Addison.  Also surviving are two brothers, Kirk and Todd and his parents, Paul and Linda McTaggart.

 

94.1 FM, WGFA

 

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UPDATE: Sugar Creek Flood Advisory

Heightened Public Advisory Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR SUGAR CREEK SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD… AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY.

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE BANKFULL STAGE DUE TO RAINFALL MONDAY NIGHT & FORECAST RAINFALL OVER THE NEXT 24 HRS. HOWEVER.THE CURRENT FORECAST ONLY ACCOUNTS FOR RAINFALL EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY & NOT THE FORECAST HEAVY RAINFALL IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES THE REST OF WEDNESAY THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY. IF THESE HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS ARE ATTAINED, LOCATIONS ALONG SUGAR CREEK WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE MORE SIGNIFICANT RISES LATE THIS WEEK THAN INDICATED IN THE CURRENT RIVER LEVEL FORECASTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY.TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

1153 AM CDT TUE APR 16 2013…..

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD

UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.

* AT 1100 AM TUES THE STAGE WAS 8.2 FEET.

* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.

* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 15.2 FEET BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE CURRENT FORECAST IS ONLY BASED ON FORECAST RAINFALL THROUGH EARLY WED & DOES NOT INCLUDE THE EXPECTED HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS IN EXCESS OF TWO INCHES WEDNESDAY THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY.

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Watseka teacher, coach McTaggart dies from injuries after crash

Watseka Community High School teacher and coach Brent McTaggart has died. The 36-year-old was critically injured in a single-car accident Saturday afternoon. He died this (Tues) morning at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

McTaggart was airlifted to Carle from Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka Saturday. His vehicle hit a bridge near 1400N Road in Sheldon Township. The vehicle flipped and landed in a field.

The crash remains under investigation.

McTaggart was an art teacher and coached the school's freshman football team this past season.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said his office has not yet determined if an autopsy will be performed.

94.1 FM, WGFA

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Here Comes More Rain...

LINCOLN - Officials with the National Weather Service say an active weather pattern will be in place for the next few days, with periods of showers and thunderstorms. As a frontal boundary lifts northward tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday, warmer and more unstable air will result in an increasing threat of severe weather.

The severe weather risk will continue into Thursday, before a cold front pushes through the state Thursday night. Most of Central Illinois is likely to see a total of 2 to 3 inches of rain, before this system finally exits the area Thursday night.

94.1 FM, WGFA

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Sugar Creek Flood Advisory at Milford

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD ADVISORY FOR THE SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD.

THE ADVISORY IS UNTIL THUR MORNING.

* AT 700 PM MONDAY, THE STAGE WAS 7.7 FEET.

* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.

* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 15.2 FEET BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

94.1 FM, WGFA