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Missing 1-year-old subject of police search

An Endangered Missing Person Advisory issued last Friday continues today (Mon). Police continue the search for 1-year-old Artistic Fletcher taken from Presence St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee by his father last Wednesday.

Police issued a statement saying the child was taken against the advice of the medical staff. The baby was in the hospital with bruises, allegedly an abuse victim.

Police report they’ve received tips that the baby’s father, Arthur Fletcher, may have left the state.


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Timberwolves howling, Sectional Champs !

Cissna Park high school has reached the Elite 8 in boys basketball.

Coach Kevin Long’s long-talked-about defensive game was emphasized in detail Friday. The defense stepped it up in a championship matchup with Arthur-Lovington and the Timberwolves are howling among the 1A best in Illinois.
Behind a great defensive effort, Long's Timberwolves defeated the Knights of Arthur-Lovington 46-31 in the Class 1A Schlarman Sectional to move to the Elite Eight.

WGFA Radio featured the game on 94.1 FM.

Cole Hasselbring’s 21 points led the T’wolves to their first Elite Eight berth in seven years.

Cissna Park now meets Illini Central in the Illinois State Super-Sectional at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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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