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The Watseka Elks and the Masonic Lodge carry a long tradition of helping their local communities. The two fraternal orders share a passion of assisting the youth. And this weekend – the Elks Club will the setting for an...

Indiana state officials report 3,659 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Today’s (Thursday) numbers include double-digit increases of active cases in neighboring counties. According to ISDH, 944,708 people in...

Watseka High School announced (Wed) its varsity football team won’t play any further games the rest of the season. The Warriors were scheduled to play the Central Comets Friday in a classic county get-together. Scheduled...

There are still around 240 smaller local governments in Illinois that have yet to claim nearly $20 million in federal funds meant for COVID-19 relief. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity said more than...

Three separate arrests for meth possession were reported by Iroquois County Sheriff's Police.  24-year-old Seth Dunn of Kentland, 39-year-old George Elpers Jr. of Milford and 34-year-old Melinda Hall of Watseka were all...

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Iroquois County Public Health officials announced Monday 83 new confirmed COVID cases since the last update on September 13.  Two additional individuals have passed away from virus symptoms.   Ford County Public...

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced another 4,368 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday.  Newton County recorded its 42nd death since the pandemic began last March. Additional...

Harvest season is here and for some that means visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, but we want to remind motorists that harvest season also means farmers will begin harvesting this year’s corn and soybean crops. That...

The historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beecher was destroyed by fire Sunday.  No injuries were reported.  Up to a dozen area fire departments answered the call.  The church was hosting its annual Octoberfest...