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Visitors invited to identify utensils at CCHS

The Crescent City Historical Society’s monthly open house will take place 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. The CCHS is located in the upstairs area of city hall and there is no fee to visit. This month’s open house will continue its feature on farm tools. In addition to that display, there are two utensils – one for adults and one for children – to attempt to identify.

A winner will be chosen from the correct entries in each category and each will receive a prize. For those unable to manage the stairs, members of the CCHS will be available to bring some of the items down to the lower level for viewing.

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ISP Rollout Enforcement Plans For Super Bowl Weekend

The Illinois State Police have announced additional enforcement plans for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend. ISP Troopers will strictly enforce FATAL-4 moving violations which include; DUI, Speeding, Distracted Driving, and Seat Belt compliance. Additional emphasis will be placed on impaired driving.

During the 51st Super Bowl weekend, ISP Troopers issued 1,744 FATAL-4 citations statewide, 195 of which were alcohol related arrests.

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Newton County Soil & Water Conservation District To Host 77th Annual Meeting

The Newton County Soil & Water Conservation District will host their 77th Annual Meeting at the Beaver Township Community Center in Morocco, IN on February 15; a snow date of Feb 22 is reserved.

The meeting will feature Gib Brown as Theodore Roosevelt. Brown is one of the preeminent Theodore Roosevelt impersonators in the country. Doors will open at 6PM CST and the meeting will start at 6:30 pm. RSVPs must be made no later than February 8th by calling 219-285-2217.

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Gibson Area Hospital Receives Fourth Consecutive Women's Choice Award for Orthopedics

Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by the Women’s Choice Award for the 4th year in a row. The award signifies that Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is in the top 11% of 3,230 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services.

Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is one of 357 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for orthopedics care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

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Reception Sunday for WCHS art students featured in Art Gallery

The general public is invited to a reception and open house from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 4 in the Art Gallery of the Old Courthouse Museum in Watseka. Refreshments will be available to visitors in the Victorian Room.

The Art Gallery is currently featuring the works of students of Kay Devine, art instructor at Watseka Community High School. These works will remain on display through February.

For more information on the reception or other museum activities, call 815-432- 2215 during the regular business hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.