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Rossville farmer named new Vermilion County Treasurer

The Vermilion County Republican Central Committee (Saturday) selected the new County Treasurer, who will serve as successor to retiring Treasurer Sue Stine.

Darren Duncan, currently a member of the Vermilion County Board from District 1, will fill the remaining term of Sue Stine.

Duncan lives in Rossville, where he farms. He’s originally from Potomac. Duncan and his wife Natalie have four children. He is scheduled to begin his job of County Treasurer on April 3rd.

Stine announced in January that she planned to retire on March 31st.

The Vermilion County GOP requested resumes and letters of intent from those interested. Party Chairman Bill Wright says all candidates who submitted information were interviewed before Duncan was selected.

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Rollie Rosenboom dies … auctioneer, farmer, realtor, volunteer

A popular voice at auctions has been silenced.

Roland Rosenboom of Clifton died Friday. He was 74.

Rollie served as owner and managing broker for Rosenboom Realty. Friends and colleages say Rollie was a giant in the local real estate industry.

His auctioneer talents could be heard year-after-year at charity events. But his voice was ever so popular at the Iroquois County Fair and during the Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Knapp Funeral Home at Clifton.

A Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, April 9, in the 4-H Center at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds north of Crescent City.

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Livingston County’s Judy Cremer dies

Livingston County lost one of its longest serving public officials in its history Friday morning. Former Circuit Clerk Judy Cremer passed away at the age of 76.

Often called a pillar in the community, co-workers and others say Judy Cremer was first a friend to many, and an overall role model for several people throughout the county.

Cremer first took office as the Livingston County Circuit Clerk in 1980, after working for 16 years in the state's attorney's office. When she left office in 2016, she had dedicated more than 50 years of her life in some form of public service.

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Decatur's Elite Energy named grand champions at Watseka Show Choir Invitational

The group. Elite Energy of Decatur, was the judge's choice for grand champion honors at the 2017 Watseka Show Choir Invitational.  The Decatur students, with their show, "Exodus," also earned "Best Choral Sound" and Best Choreography at the weekend show.  

Fourteen high school groups and none junior-high teams participated at Watseka Community High School.

The "GRS Singers" and the "Watseka Sensations" also performed in exhibition.

The Expressions from Buffalo Grove was the runner-up favorites. The Danville Delegation, Manteno Magic and the Wheeling Legacy were also among the top performers.

It was the 39th Annual Swing Choir Competition at Watseka High.

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Winter weather advisory issued for Monday

Central Illinois counties are included in a winter weather advisory. The National Weather Service issued the advisory for Iroquois and Ford counties until 4 am Monday. Overnight snow showers Sunday could leave the Monday morning commute slick and visibility could be reduced.

Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt, Piatt and Macon counties were added to the advisory Sunday night. The later advisory included a time range from from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday.

Two to four inches of snow are possible across Central Illinois.

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