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  1. Heat keeps crowd smaller, but Iroquois fair still drawsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... count are about 600 youth who participate in the 19 local chapters of 4-H in Iroquois County Andrew Long, of Watseka, attended with his girlfriend and another couple, spending the afternoon to poke around the exhibit halls and to attend the Figure 8 ...

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  2. Blotter: July 23, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... 3 and two sets of car keys. The victim's purse was missing from her car. A judge set Johnson's bail at $50,000. a Watseka police arrested Desaray D. Parks, 19, and Steven J. Hopper, 23, both of Watseka, and charged them with retail theft on July 19. ...

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  3. Briefcase for July 23, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... paramedic program for fall semester is Aug. 9. For more information, contact Novalla Coleman at 815-802-8512. The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a new Fall Frenzy event on Sept. 23-24. The Chamber is seeking businesses and home-based ...

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  4. Aqua bids $10.5M for Watseka's water plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    A $10.5 million bid by Aqua Illinois to purchase Watseka's water system and wastewater treatment plant is being mulled over by the city council, and the public will have a chance next week to air their thoughts as well. The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the city council chambers, 201 Brianna Drive.

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  5. Iroquois County FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Outgoing queen Jordyn Basler places the crown on the 2016 Iroquois County Fair Queen Olivia Claire, of Watseka, Wednesday evening at the fairgrounds. 2016 Iroquois County Fair Queen Olivia Claire, of Watseka, laughs with the other contestants after receiving her crown Wednesday evening at the fairgrounds.

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  6. Blotter: July 21, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... wounds to their bodies. There was no food or water found in the garage. Animal control confiscated both dogs. a Watseka police arrested Brandon D. Gibbs, 31, of Watseka, and charged him with aggravated battery on July 18. Police were called to ...

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  7. Mabel KincadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    A graveside memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Monday in GAR Cemetery in Watseka, with Joe Hughes officiating.

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  8. Briefcase for July 20, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... Winterroth Team , of Bourbonnais, and the Indiana Top Team Producers, Lisa Grady Team, of Schererville. Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the citywide garage sales will be held Aug. 12-13. Registration forms are required to be ...

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  9. Area update: Piatt County clerk resigns 'with regret'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The News-Gazette

    ... this courthouse. Her pleasant attitude - no matter good day, bad day - Colleen would always think it's a good day." WATSEKA - Coming from a military family, Dan Joyce says he takes offense to fellow county board member Vince LaMie not showing the ...

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  10. Death notices: July 19, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Mabel Rose Kincade, 41, of Sheldon, passed away Monday at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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  11. Rain closes fairgrounds for a dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... major livestock shows aren't scheduled until Thursday, with livestock to be in place by 8 a.m. "Some places south of Watseka - Woodland, Woodworth had five, six, seven inches," he said. "Last year, we got over 11 inches during the week ahead of the ...

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  12. Are fair queen pageants outdated?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    A large crowd seated in folding chairs watches the 2013 Iroquois County Fair Queen pageant on Wednesday night in front of the grandstand at the fair. Wednesday's opening night of the Iroquois County Fair will feature the annual queen competition at 8 p.m. Contestants are: back row,from left, Gwendolyn Orr, of Gilman; Cassidy Stuki, of Donova; Danielle Meyer,of Gilman; Rebecca Klump, of Crescent City; and Alison Hull, of Clifton; and, in front, Olivia Claire, left, of Watseka, and Abbie Fischer,of Watseka, A large crowd seated in folding chairs watches the 2013 Iroquois County Fair Queen pageant on Wednesday night in front of the grandstand at the fair.

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  13. Roy Redman JrRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will be held at a later date in Sugar Creek Cemetery.

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  14. Crystal Bowersox @ Watseka Theatre Watseka ILRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | The Times

    ... can move someone to tears or makes them smile, then I have really accomplished something. That's all I can ask for." Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. Located 92 miles (2 hrs) south of Chicago. No seat is further than 50 ...

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  15. Volunteers honored as lifeline of fairRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Jay Fitzgerald, of Watseka, drives the courtesy shuttle for those trying to stay cooler at the Iroquois County Fair in July 2013. Jay Fitzgerald, of Watseka, drives the courtesy shuttle for those trying to stay cooler at the Iroquois County Fair in July 2013.

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  16. Iroquois County Fair Queen candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... City. The reigning queen, Jordyn Basler, of Milford, will crown one of these seven area women. Olivia Claire, 20, of Watseka, is the daughter of Jeff and the late Marybeth Claire. She is a 2014 graduate of Watseka Community High School. She recently ...

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  17. Teen found guilty in fatal crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    A Watseka teen was found guilty on Thursday of reckless homicide for a 2013 crash he caused after speeding through a stop sign near Crescent City, killing a 61-year-old man and badly injuring the man's 6-year-old grandson. Dakota Papineau, 19, is facing three years in prison and is back in court next week.

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  18. Connie MabbittRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Connie Lee Mabbitt, 75, of Sheldon, passed away Wednesday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born April 22, 1941, in Watseka, the daughter of Roy "Bud" and Jean Hardisty Latimer.

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  19. Views from the first night of BBQ FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... and anytime you get big acts close to here, we're gonna be there," said Connie Bielanski, a teacher's assistant from Watseka, who came to the fest with her husband, Edward. "I'm glad they're having it still, and I hope it's something they keep being ...

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  20. 'Grapes of Wrath' bears fruit for Sugar Creek OperaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... as Gramma and, in front, Julianna Stahl as Winfield. Helen Todd, director and producer for Sugar Creek Opera in Watseka, began the company nearly 15 years ago to bring quality productions to the area. Sugar Creek Opera's cast for "Grapes of Wrath" ...

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