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Presence St. Mary’s Foundation to Honor Sharon Jackson

The board of trustees of Presence St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to honor Sharon M. Jackson as the recipient of the 2013 Servant Leader of the Year award. A recognition dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Kankakee Country Club.

In selecting Jackson for this award, the board of trustees cited her leadership in advancing the philanthropic growth, culture, and integrity of the Kankakee area.

Jackson has served as the director of fund-raising and special events at Bishop McNamara Catholic High School since 1985. During that time, she initiated several student service groups and began the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the community. In addition, she has overseen many annual fund-raising auctions for the school and re-launched the Irish Alumni Association and Ceile calendar project.

Over the years, Jackson has served on the board of Catholic Charities. Currently, she is a member of the Aquinas School Board. She is a charter member of St. Teresa Church in Kankakee.


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Iroquois County Camp 911 preps for 8th year

WATSEKA — The value of teaching young people how to respond to emergency situations goes without question. Organizers of Camp 9-1-1 in Iroquois County hope other people see the value.

Funding is needed to help support the annual Camp 911 program. The event teaches safety techniques to second- and third-graders in Iroquois County during the month of September. This year’s camp will focus on fire safety.

Camp 911 organizers are asking for donations. The camp is funded entirely by donations.

Anyone interested in donating can send donations to Camp 911, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, IL 60970.   For more information, contact Nita Dubble at 815-432-6956.

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Missing child sought in Kankakee County

Police are looking for 2-year-old girl from Alabama who may be in the Kankakee County area.

Police believe Carrie Mostetor, of Cullman County, Ala., may be in the Kankakee or Manteno area. She is believed to be with her mother, Jennifer Mostetor, 41-year-old Jennifer does not have legal custody of the girl.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kankakee County Dispatch at 815-933-3324 or CrimeStoppers at 815-93-CRIME.


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Sheriff Hagen re-elected ILEAS treasurer

WATSEKA — Iroquois County Sheriff Derek Hagen was recently elected to the 21-member governing board of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System. He was also re- elected to continue in his role as treasurer of the ILEAS.

Hagen was officially elected by the newly seated governing board to a two-year term as treasurer. He’ll be part of the executive committee, providing oversight over the activities of the staff, working with the board to establish policy and strategic planning.

ILEAS is an alliance of more than 900 local and state law enforcement agencies; it was created to meet the needs of law enforcement in Illinois in matters of mutual aid, emergency response and the combining of resources for public safety.

The governing board comprises chiefs of police and sheriffs elected by their peers from eight regions of Illinois. Hagen was re-elected to the board by his peers from Region 7, which covers a 13-county area in East Central Illinois.

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Herscher school bus involved in accident

A Herscher school bus was involved in a minor accident today (Wed) on Illinois Route 113. One student was checked out for a minor injury and the driver of a car involved was treated at the scene.

Illinois State Police investigated just before 7:30 am at Warner Bridge Road in Kankakee County.

Police reported 19-year-old Keona Kelly of Gardner was blinded by the morning sun while eastbound. Her car crossed the centerline and hit the school bus, which had just loaded its first passenger. The student passenger nor the bus driver were injured. No charge was filed.

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police and Limestone Fire assisted at the scene.

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