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Iroquois Fair pageant hosting info meeting

The Iroquois County Fair Queen Pageant Committee welcomes prospective contestants and their parents to an information meeting Sunday. The 5:30 pm meeting is at the Watseka Elk’s Lodge.

This year’s pageant is July 19th.

Weekly practices for the pageant will be held throughout June and July. Official entry deadline for the pageant is Monday (June 5).

For further information and if you plan to attend the informational meeting, please contact Brittany Cluver at 815-383-5599 or Brenna Schroeder at 815-383-7774 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Ford County Fair seeks talent entries

The talent show committee for the Ford County Fair welcomes entries for this year’s show to be held Tuesday, June 27 at the fairgrounds in Melvin.

Entry forms are available online at www.fordcountyfair.org
The registration deadline is June 15th.

For more info, call Becky Williams at 217-419-2420 or Judy Schall at 217-388-2853

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Art in the Park at Perry Farm

The Exploration Station at Perry Farm in Bradley is hosting Art in the Park today (Saturday). Art in the Park is Perry Farm's child centered arts festival.

Local artists and vendors, and a mural wall will be available to paint on.

This is the fourth year that Art in the Park will be taking place at Perry Farm. The festival will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free but some children's art projects will cost anywhere from $2-$5.

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LAWMAKERS APPROVE FUNDING FOR 9-1-1 CENTERS

ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION WEDNESDAY, LAWMAKERS OK’D KEEPING ALL COMMUNICATION CENTERS OPEN. THE LEGISLATION WAS NEEDED BECAUSE THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION FOR CALL CENTERS EXPIRES AT THE END OF JUNE. THIS MAKES SURE THEY KEEP RUNNING, ACCORDING TO REPRESENTATIVE CHAD HAYS OF DANVILLE.

PHONE SURCHARGES WOULD INCREASE SLIGHTLY TO HELP FUND 9-1-1 TECHNOLOGY NEEDS. THE BILL ALSO LETS A-T-AND-T PHASE OUT TRADITIONAL COPPER LANDLINES, BUT GIVES CUSTOMERS WITH THOSE OLD PHONES PLENTY OF NOTICE OF THE CHANGE AND OTHER OPTIONS.

THE MEASURE NOW GOES TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK.

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Fire Marshall investigating Morocco, IN house fire

A residential structure fire in Morocco, IN Wednesday is under investigation. The State Fire Marshall is looking into the blaze that destroyed the unoccupied home of Gerald Borne.
Mr. Borne died a day earlier. He was found dead in his home at 206 N. Clay Street.

The home and its contents are a total loss, according to Fire Chief Corrie Myers. Firemen found the house fully-involved in fire and smoke when they arrived at the scene about 11:32 am.

Chief Myers reported 33 firefighters from five departments battled the fire. One fireman was treated at the scene for a heat-related illness.

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