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  1. Crash claims lives of Watseka coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 18 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    This is the photograph of John and Reta Dowling which ran along with their 60th wedding anniversary announcement in the Daily Journal in 2015. The couple were well-known educators and community servants who advocated for Watseka and Iroquois County in numerous ways.


  2. Victim's name released from deadly Sunday car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 18 | WAND-TV Decatur

    WATSEKA, Ill. The name of the victim who died as a result of injuries sustained in a Sunday afternoon car crash has been released.


  3. Watseka couple killed in head-on collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 18 | The News-Gazette

    Illinois State Police say that a Watseka couple was killed in a head-on collision in that city Sunday afternoon. State Police say John Dowling was traveling eastbound in a van on Route 24 near Oppyville Road around 2:15 yesterday afternoon when he entered the westbound lane of traffic and hit a truck head-on.


  4. Blotter: June 12, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... Phones suspected of being taken were found in a vehicle police searched. A judge set Stewart's bond at $75,000. Watseka police arrested Morris J. Warren, 60, of Chicago, for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a controlled ...


  5. Relay for Life events ready to step off to raise funds to fight cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Iroquois County hosts its event from 5 to 11:30 p.m. today at Watseka Community High School. The goal is to raise $95,000.


  6. Three Illinois Women in the Civil WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 2 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Three Illinois Women in the Civil War, free, 2 p.m., Old Courthouse Museum, Watseka. Betty Kay, Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar, talks about three Illinois' women's roles in the Civil War.


  7. Crash claims life of Watseka manRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 29 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    John Weber, of rural Watseka, was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 1, about five miles north of Crescent City, on Monday. According to a preliminary investigation, Weber was southbound on Illinois Route 49 when he attempted to turn east onto 2300N Road.


  8. State Track: Watseka's Zack, Herscher 4x200 relay placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 26 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Three individuals and one relay team made it to today's IHSA State Track and Field Finals at O'Brien Field at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, with Watseka's Keegan Zack and Herscher's 4x200 relay team finding themselves on the podium. Zack, who also qualified for the preliminaries in the long jump, finished ninth place in the Class 1A triple jump, with a distance of 42-feet-7.5. Herscher's relay team, consisting of Quinnton Becker, Jacob Allen, Jacob Schultz and Brandon Sommer took home the fifth place medal in the Class 2A 4-X-200, posting a time of 1:28.61.


  9. Ford County militia members' trial pushed back to Aug. 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 25 | The News-Gazette

    ... do with robberies and attempted armed robberies that the group allegedly committed between August 2017 and March in Watseka, Mount Vernon and Ambia, Ind.; a threat to blow up railroad tracks near Effingham to extort money from the railroad; and ...


  10. State Track: Herscher's 4x200 advancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 25 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... in. Reed-Custer's Zach Weaver qualified in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 1 inch. Keegan Zack, of Watseka, qualified in the triple jump when he posted a distance of 42-7 3/4. Central's Isaiah Ditta will run in the 3200-meter run today. ...


  11. Watseka Theatre hosting tributes to Pink Floyd and country music legendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. The holiday weekend will be a cause for celebration for many, and the Watseka Theatre will do its part with back-to-back dynamic shows on Friday and Saturday. The Echoes of Pompeii, a Pink Floyd tribute band, ...


  12. Briefcase for May 23, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... through Saturday. For more information, call the shop at 815-507-5053. Registration forms are available for the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing. Forms are available at the Chamber office, 110 S. Third St., Watseka, and also on the web ...


  13. Velocity network features Watseka shopRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Watseka resident Justin Nichols, a noted expert in vehicle paint and fabrication, is now starring in a new Velocity Channel TV show, "Wrench'd," which features the work he and his crew take on at their 8,500-square-foot shop in Watseka. However, the 2001 graduate of Watseka Community High School is doing so much more these days it's hard for him to even imagine where his love for repairing and modifying vehicles has taken him. 5 comments

  14. Top of the Morning, May 16, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    Former Watseka football player Hayden Schaumburg, 19, will be the featured banquet speaker at the 44th Illinois High School Shrine Game in Bloomington. The resilient 19-year-old is the featured banquet speaker at the 44th annual all-star game in Bloomington .


  15. Ford County militiamen's trial tentatively set for JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... that between August 2017 and March 10, the group committed robberies or attempted robberies at Walmart stores in Watseka and Mount Vernon; robbed or tried to rob suspected drug dealers in Ambia, Ind.; tried to blow up Canadian National Railway ...


  16. Iroquois catfish contest doublesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... heavyweight champion - a 24-pound, 10-ounce flathead, which was released by David Cahoe after the weigh-in at the Watseka boat launch. "There were several 10-plus-pound catfish weighed in this year with most of the fish being released back into the ...


  17. Veterans honored for saving Jewel cashierRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... in Highland, Ind. Now, they are tied together as the men who saved two lives, assisting in the arrest of 22-year-old Watseka resident Nicholas D. Gryczewski, who has been charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct. "I think veterans are ...


  18. Death notices: May 5, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee. Norman Owens, 77, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday (May 2, 2018). Funeral arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral services for ...


  19. Daiton BurtonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... two brothers, Caleb Clevenger and Daysin Burton, both of Sheldon; three uncles, Eric (Stacy) Davenport, of Watseka, Zack Burton (Alicia Allison), of Rossville, and Dawson Burton, of Milford; one aunt, Shannon (Dave) Randles, of Clifton; maternal ...


  20. Road official: 'I paid for my mistake'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... eight bids, the road district entered into an agreement for a Chevrolet truck with the Dralle dealership in Watseka. The township plans to pay $19,200 once the truck is delivered, Kramer said. It will trade in the 2012 truck for $14,000. The deal is ...


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