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Rokita to address Newton County Republicans

The Newton County Republican Central Committee is pleased to announce that Congressman Todd Rokita will be their featured guest at their 2013 annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The dinner will be held on Friday,April 5, 2013 at 6:00pm CST at the Beaver Township Community Center in Morocco.

As the Representative from Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District, Todd Rokita is working to reform the culture of spending, debt, and bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.

As Indiana’s Secretary of State from 2003-2011, Rokita ran his office on the same budget used in 1987, and he implemented Indiana’s landmark voter identification law.

Representative Rokita is working to bring that same reform-minded approach to Washington, D.C., focusing on stopping the spending as a member of the influential House Budget Committee, where he succeeded in including portions of his Medicaid block-grant plan as part of the House-passed budget. He also serves as a subcommittee chairman on the House Education and Workforce Committee, and serves on the House Administration Committee, which oversees election law and other critical issues.

For further info, contact any Newton County GOP official or precinct committeeman, or call Chairman Kyle Conrad at 219-275-5953 or Vice Chairwoman Vivian Ferguson at 219-474-6134.

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Iroquois GOP Women Welcome Rutherford

ANNUAL SPRING DINNER WITH DAN RUTHERFORD

The Iroquois County Republican Women’s Club will host an evening dinner with State Treasurer Dan Rutherford on Thursday evening, April 11, at Celebrations in Watseka. The evening will begin with a meet and greet, with cash bar, from 5:00 - 6:30 P.M., followed by dinner.

Treasurer Rutherford will give the keynote address. Dan Rutherford’s name has been among several mentioned as making a possible run for the Governor’s seat in 2014.

Contact the GOP Women at , see Iroquois County Republican’s Women Club on Facebook or call Harriett Mowrey at 815/682-4422 to learn more about the spring dinner.

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Cultra back in charge of GOP in Iroquois County

The Iroquois County Republican Central Committee is under new leadership -- again.

Former State Senator Shane Cultra of Onarga has taken the reigns. Russell Bills of Watseka resigned from the Central Committee Chairman’s seat last week, just weeks after taking the post.

Bills, who also serves as a Precinct Committeeman and County Board member, accepted the Chairman’s job in December after Larry Bauer of Clifton resigned.

Cultra had been the GOP Chairman for several years while serving in the Illinois House of Representatives. He stepped aside when he was appointed to the State Senate.

 

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Donovan School Locked Down, Bullet Found

Donovan School Superintendent Jerome Pankey said he was extremely proud of how the staff and students handled a "lock-down" at the Donovan Junior-Senior High School Friday morning.

Pankey told WGFA News "everyone did what they were supposed to do" in a situation like this."

The Donovan High School was locked down after a student found a bullet in a stairway.

The lockdown lasted about an hour. Iroquois County Sheriff's Police assisted with a search of the school building. No weapons or any other ammunition was found.

Pankey said "we practiced things like this and it all worked like it's supposed to."

The Superintendent said the student who found the bullet went immediately to the Principal's Office to report the incident. Pankey said "we were so proud of the student to care that much about the other students...to take the proper action and contact the administration."

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Indiana Traffic Stop Reveals $300,000 Cash

Two California men were questioned by Indiana State Police after troopers found $300,000 plus cash in their vehicle during a traffic stop. The stop was made Thursday afternoon on I-65 near DeMotte. Canines sniffed out the cash in three suitcases in the vehicle. The men reportedly told police it was money they earned from side-jobs.

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