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Farm Credit Illinois and 94.1 WGFA team to stress farm safety

FARM Illinois is a business group of community leaders. It’s an initiative that brings together a cross-section of people involved in the manufacture of agriculture products. The two-year-old program enhances the fact that Illinois is a leader.

Governor Bruce Rauner addressed community leaders Friday and fielded questions about the expected record-yields here in 2016 .......

Rauner talked about the overall Illinois economy and how agriculture takes a leading role.

Farm Safety Week runs today thru Saturday. As combines start roiling, farmers are likely to bring in record crops of corn and soybeans.

Motorists are advised to be aware of Slow Moving Vehicles. And farmers are reminded to keep safety as the top priority in their family operations.

Farm Credit Illinois teams with 94.1 WGFA this week in promoting farm safety week. Farm Credit Illinois will visit with area farm family operations during the noon hour to promote the harvest and farm safety.

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Clifton teen killed in traffic accident

A 16-year-old Central High School student was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle crash in Iroquois County.

The un-identified teen was westbound when the pickup truck he was driving left the roadway, hit a culvert and rolled several times. The vehicle then hit several trees, according to Illinois State Police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Bill Cheatum.

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Iroquois County weekend events >

Cissna Park and Martinton are hosting weekend events in Iroquois County.

The annual Martinton Fire & EMS Day offers activities in the village park. Proceeds from a chicken dinner....serving from 4 – 7 pm....goes toward equipment upgrades for the ambulance service.

Cissna Park welcomes the public to “Punpkins in the Park” today. The Cissna Park FFA is serving breakfast from 7 – 10 am. Several other events are on the agenda.

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Vermilion River Fall Festival this weekend

The Vermilion River Fall Festival and Farmers Market is likely to attract thousands of people to Danville’s Ellsworth Park. The Festival started Friday and continues today (Saturday)...and from 11 am until 5 pm Sunday.

City Recreation Director Cindy Parson described the event for people as an arts and crafts festival. Activities include kids events and car shows and bands. And there’s free entertainment, There’s 101 vendors.

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West Nile Virus confirmed in Vermilion County

Vermilion County Health Department reports tests have confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in the county. A dead crow found in Westville has tested positive for West Nile Virus in tests conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The bird was collected by Vermilion County Health Department personnel on September 7th, and sent to the state laboratory for analysis.

‘’Even though summer is nearly over, our department still urges residents to take precautions when they are outside and make sure their homes are free of places where mosquitoes breed,’’ said Public Health Administrator Douglas Toole.

The State Health Department says most people are not affected when bitten by a West Nile-infected mosquito. But some health problems – are most at risk from West Nile Virus.

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