The Gilman Chamber of Commerce is planning to change their name to the Iroquois County Chamber of Commerce.
Sarah Schoon, Treasurer of the Gilman Chamber of Commerce, says since there are only three active Chambers in the area, they are making the change to give smaller communities the opportunity to be represented by a Chamber.
The announcement was made at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.
The University of Illinois Extension, Ford-Iroquois Office, invites the public to attend the free monthly Ford-Iroquois Extension Ag Breakfast on April 5 at 7 a.m. The breakfast will take place at the Ford-Iroquois Extension office at 916 W Seminary Avenue in Onarga.
Pam Armstrong, Advanced Practice Nurse, will be speaking on the importance of primary care in the rural setting and the unique care available in Cissna Park, including family health, physical therapy, behavioral health and personal training. Armstrong is now seeing patients at the Family Health Care of Cissna Park.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling the office at 815.268.4051 by noon on Tuesday, April 4.
Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau Accepting Scholarship Applications
The Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau is accepting applications for their Foundation Scholarships.
Applications are available at the Farm Bureau office in Gilman and through high school counselors and FFA Advisors.
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must: be a High School Senior graduating in 2017, be a member or a child of a member of the Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau, have plans to study in an agriculture related field, and be a resident of Illinois.
Applications must be completed and returned along with an official High School transcript to the Farm Bureau office by April 3rd.
For more information or an application, contact the Farm Bureau office at 800-424-0756.
On Sunday around 6:30 p.m., KAMEG agents arrested Anthony L. Boyd, Jr., age 22, and Andre D. Glass, age 23, both of Kankakee. During a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Hammes Avenue in Kankakee, KAMEG Agents recovered a stolen 9mm handgun and 3.7 grams of cannabis from the vehicle. Boyd Jr. was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Boyd was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. Glass was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Glass was additionally charged with obstruction for initially providing false identification. Both individuals were transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.
The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a forum featuring Iroquois County Mayoral Candidates on Monday, March 27th at the Unit 9 building at 1411 W Lafayette. The four candidates are: John Allhands, Mike Marcier, John Burch and Bill Nutter. All four candidates will be in attendance to answer questions submitted by local media. Doors open at 6:30pm and the Forum will begin at 7:00pm sharp. For more information or questions please feel free to contact the Watseka Chamber of Commerce at 815 432-2416 or online at www.watsekachamber.org.