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I-West High School student named U.S. Presidential Scholar

GILMAN — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Halley Cummings of Danforth, who attends Iroquois West High School in Gilman, as a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

Cummings is the daughter of William and Jill Cummings and will be attending Washington University in St. Louis with an intended major of architecture.

Cummings is one of 141 American high school seniors selected as 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars. They will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington, D.C., from June 22-25.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Barack Obama, selects students annually for the honor based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

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IMH Milford Clinic Open House Thursday

The public can view and tour the brand-new IMH Milford Clinic today (Thurs). Officials will host an Open House from 5-7 pm. A special presentation is set for 6 pm.

The new clinic building is on the southeast corner of Milford's 4-way stop. It's the site of the former Casey's General Store.

IMH CEO Chuck Bohlmann said the new clinic is a plus for the hospital and the Milford community.

Local contractors put up the new 31-hundred square foot building. It's twice the size of the old clinic. Five exam rooms and a procedure room are included. And Bohlmann said one of the rooms is designed for a future radiology services in the future.

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Senator Barickman’s staff to meet with constituents

Mobile office hours are planned by staff members from state Senator Jason Barickman's office. Stops are scheduled in several communities in the area on Wednesday, May 14.

Constituents will have a chance to speak with Barickman's staff about any questions or concerns they have with state government.

Mobile office hours are scheduled from 9 to 10 am. at Clifton Village Hall; 10:30 to 11:30 am. at the Gilman-Danforth District Library in Gilman; 12 noon to 1 pm. at the Watseka Library; 1:30 to 2:30 pm. at the Milford Library; and 3 to 4 pm. at the Hoopeston Library.

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Bones discovered in Kankakee County

The discovery of bones in a field near Grant Park prompted a death investigation. The bones, believed to be human remains, were discovered Tuesday evening near Kankakee County Road 10,000 N Road.

The Coroners Office and Sheriff's police are involved in the investigation.

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Ford County restaurants to display placards

Food establishment in Ford County will be required to post a color-coded placard in a prominent location within the business stating its compliance with public health guidelines.

The placards will be visible starting in December.
Ford County Health Board President Mike Short said it's all about accountability. The County Public Health Department board approved an ordinance to require "inspection notice placards" as a way to increase the accountability of both restaurants and the health department.

Short said "I think it just informs the public two things: one, that the health department is doing its job as far as inspecting the food establishments; and two, that the food establishments are doing their job to meet the requirements set forth.

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