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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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More accolades for Nichols Paint & Fab

The premiere of a new TV SHOW will again, put Watseka-based Nichols Paint & Fab in the limelight.

The Velocity Channel will air “Wrench’d” --- featuring Justin Nichols and what he calls his talented crew from Nichols Paint & Fab in Watseka.

It’s all about the everyday happenings in our local shop and how we pride ourselves in what we do, “ Nichols says.
A spokeswoman for the production company, Nikki Suseck, says “we’re proud to feature the Watseka team on the show. They’re a talented bunch and their work shows.”

The premiere of the TV show airs at 9 pm May 15th on Velocity. It’s featured each week from week 15th....six episodes in all.

Nichols is proud to add, the show highlights the community too and the support we’ve received on so many projects.

(The Paint & Fab Team includes Nichols, Nick Roberts, Kyle Bertsch, Greg Huizenga and Maegan Ashline).

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