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GAH Auxiliary Awarded Eight Scholarships at Spring Banquet

The Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary held their annual Spring Banquet on Monday, April 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. The GAH Auxiliary awarded eight scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care.

This year’s two Auxiliary scholarships were awarded to Stephanie Streenz, of Saybrook, and Holly Garcia, of Thawville. Stephanie works at GAH in administration and is in graduate school through Ohio University to get her masters in healthcare administration. Holly, the daughter of Pedro and Carolyn Garcia, currently works as a certified pharmacy tech at GAH. Holly is on the path to becoming a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Illinois and plans to practice rural medicine.

Two Verna Buck scholarships were awarded to Liberty Jamison and Kalista Klann, both of Paxton. Liberty, the daughter of Dennis and Jennifer Jamison, will attend Lakeland College this fall to begin her studies for a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) with a goal of becoming a NICU nurse. Kalista, the daughter of Mitchel and Tammy Klann, will enter Purdue University Northwest in the fall to pursue her BSN. Kalista ultimately wants to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

The CEDF Scholarship was presented to Maya Brust, of Paxton. Maya, the daughter of Kurt and Teresa Brust, will be entering Illinois State University in the fall working towards a BSN to become a pediatric nurse practitioner.

The Arthur and Ane Jensen Noland Scholarship was awarded to Brooks Schmidt. Brooks, the son of Rob and Linda Schmidt of Gibson City, will be attending Bradley University this fall to study nutrition and dietetics.

The William and Viola Garrett Scholarship was given to Sydni Meunier, of Melvin. Sydni, the daughter of Mike and Patricia Meunier, is finishing her first year of medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Upon completion of her medical degree, Sydni plans to become a rural physician.

The GAH Auxiliary Gift Shop Scholarship was presented to Emily Lange, of Gibson City.

Emily, the daughter of Anthony and Stacey Row, will enter the St. Louis School of Pharmacy this fall and will study to become a pharmacist.

The Auxiliary congratulates each of this year’s scholarship recipients and wishes them all the very best in their chosen fields.

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Brook house fire, occupant injured

Harris is a member of the Damage exceeded $50,000 when fire broke out in the upstairs of home in Brook, IN Sunday night.  The occupant, Robert Harris, was treated for smoke inhalation.  He was taken to Fransciscan Health in Rensselaer for observation.  

Harris is a member of the Brook-Iroquois Township Volunteer Fire Department. 

Brook Fire Chief Kyle Conrad reports firefighters discovered a working fire in the upstairs of the home.  The flames were contained to the second floor with water damage to both floors.  Firemen from Brook and Goodland were at the scene about 90 minutes. No other injury was reported. The cause was under investigation.

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Gomez wins 52nd WGFA Iroquois County Spelling Contest

Iroquois West 6th grader Noah Gomez was crowned the 2018 spelling champion today (Friday). He bested Crescent City 5th grader Kobie Hendershot in a long, back-and-forth marathon event at the Unit Nine Administrative Center in Watseka.

The contest aired on 94.1 WGFA with morning host Don Elliott presenting the words to the contestants.

WGFA Radio and the Ford-Iroquois Retired Teachers Association sponsor the annual event.

NoahGomex correctly spelling “marrow” (like in bone marrow) and then” cardiac” to earn the title.

The final two spellers took stabs at 17 different words in the final round before Gomez won the competition.

Third place went to Claire Francis of the Milford Grade School. Iroquois West’s Dean Clendenen finished 4th. The 5th place finisher was Michaela (Muh-Kay-luh) Gibbs of St. Paul’s Lutheran.

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Vermilion County: Real Estate Tax Bills in the mail >

Vermilion County real estate tax bills are on their way to mailboxes. County Treasurer Darren Duncan says the bills are being mailed today (Friday).

Taxpayers will have until June 15th to pay their first installment of their tax bill. The second installment will be due September 4th, 2018.

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Iroquois tax bills in the mail for 2018

Real estate statements are in the mail and Iroquois County taxpayers have until June 5th to pay the first installment.  County Treasurer Mindy Kuntz Hagan these are 2017 statement spayable here in 2018.  The deadline for the 2nd installment is September 5th. 

Taxes canbe paid Monday thru Friday from 8:30 ;til 4:30 pm at the Treasurer's Office.  You can also pay by mail or at any bank in Iroquois County. 

Credit card payments will be accepted by phone and online beginning May 7th.  Call the Treasurer's Office to verify payment at 815-432-6985. 

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