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Chicago man arrested on drug charges in Ashkum

A traffic stop in rural Ashkum by Iroquois County Sheriff's Police finds 35-year-old Derek Thornton jailed in Watseka.  Deputies found a suitcase in Thornton's vehicle.  The suitcase contained about a pound and a-half of cannabis, LSD, and more than $4,300 in cash.  A bond hearing is likely today in Circuit Court.

Sheriff's Police were on patrol when a vehicle driven by Thornton failed to stop at a stop sign.  The car continued through Ashkum, suspiciously and at dangerous speeds before the car was stopped in Gilman on Route 24 at 600 E Road.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the drugs.  Thornton was also driving  without a valid license.

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"The Promise of Christmas" in Iroquois County this weekend

Five performances of "The Promise of Christmas" are being presented this year in Watseka.  The Iroquois County Cantata is offered at the First Christian Church on N. 6th Street.  The first two performances are today (Friday 12/18) at 6 and 8 pm.  Two more presentations are Sunday (12/20) at 2 and 4 pm. The final performance is Wednesday 12/23 at 7 pm.

For ticket info, call 815-592-4573. 

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Acting-Director named at VA Illiana Health Care in Danville

A new Acting Director has been named for the VA Illiana Health Care System. Stephanie Young comes to Danville from Michigan. She will lead the operations of primary and secondary healthcare services for Veterans residing in central Illinois and west-central Indiana.

The new Acting Director says providing personalized, patient-driven health care for Veterans is her commitment. ''In every position I have ever held in VA, improving care for our Veterans has been my top priority,'' Young said.

Young is encouraging others to look for ways to improve health care for Veterans. ''Whether it involves enhancing technology, community outreach, expanded services, or refining call center processes.

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Benton Central teacher/coach resigns

– A Benton Central teacher and coach has resigned.

Tyler Rosenbarger turned in his resignation to the school board last month. He had been on administrative leave following an investigation by Indiana State Police, according to Benton Community School Corporation Superintendent Gregg Hoover.

Rosenbarger was both a teacher and the head baseball coach. What the investigation was all about has been unclear, since investigators have said there was no victim involved, so there was no crime committed.

Rosenbarger's resignation ends any further proceedings by the school.

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Toys for Tots Christmas distribution in Watseka

Iroquois County's 2015 Toys for Tots program again brought many volunteers together. The toys distribution is this weekend at the Watseka Depot, just off South 2nd Street...

One of the Coordinators Cindy Guttendorf. Her family's been involved in the highly-successful program. She says thanks to the area businesses and individuals and the Toys for Tots Foundation for the help....

The distribution Saturday runs from 9 am 'til 3 pm. Questions can be directed to 815-263-2381.

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