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WCHS Athletic Award Nominations Sought

The Watseka Community High School Inspiration Award Committees are seeking nominations for the 2018 Academic and Athletic Inspiration Awards.

The Inspiration Award has been established to recognize and honor men and women connected with Unit 9 schools whose accomplishments, service and character have exemplified, developed, and encouraged positive traits and attributes to enhance future achievements by Unit 9 students.

Previous Academic Inspiration Award winners are Steve Brock, Tony Allegretti, Steven Wellborn, Herbert Allen Myers, Varis Purkalitis, Alfred Nutt, Helen Todd, Norman
Owens, David Bergstrom, Dr. Lonnie Laughlin, Michael Dowling, Hannah Garry, Dale Flach, and Robert Strickler.

Prior Athletic Inspiration Award recipients include Coaches Keith Baldwin, Leroy Morley, Gordon McKenzie, Don Wene, Joe Sutfin, and Barb Redeker; the 1963, 1975, 1987, and 1988 boys basketball teams; the 1946 and 1959 football teams; the 1985 girls volleyball team, Ditty Lynch, Patty Carrell Maney, Wally Swanson, Jack Redman,Charles Fowler, Rod Yergler, Bruce Sullivan, Victor Sampson, Dick Geddes, Jennifer Lynch Dixon, Larry Donaldson, Pamela Langellier Weidert, Dick Martin, David Peabody, David Mitchell, and Brad Odgers.

The Inspiration Award Committees are particularly encouraging nominations from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Unit 9 or WCHS offices or from the web at www.watseka-u9.k12.il.us.

Nominations must be submitted by April 15, 2018. The 2018 Award Winners will be honored during Homecoming Weekend, September 14-15, 2018.

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Snowfall leads to school closings, delays Tuesday

The first round of the latest snowfall brought 5.8 inches to the WGFA studio.  The Ashkum and Herscher areas had 5.5 and six inches on the ground.

School districts closed today (Tues) include Donovan, North & South Newton and Benton School Corporations.

Watseka, Iroquois West had one-hour delays and St. Anne Schools (Grade & High School) went with a 2-hour delay. 

The Calvary Pre-School in Watseka had a start time of 9:30 am.  The Martinton Food Pantry is locsed.

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Police chase in Newton County ends with arrest

A speeding motorist led Newton County Sheriff’s Police on a chase Monday that ended with a Chicago man’s arrest. Sheriff’s Police initiated a traffic stop on US 41 at CR1000 S (north of Kentland).

The driver and one passenger fled from the stop in their vehicle. The vehicle was pursued northbound on US 41 passing through SR 16 and SR 114 at high speeds.

North of the Morocco overpass the driver lost control of his vehicle, due ...to the road conditions, and spun out crashing into a fence and gate east of US 41. Both occupants were detained immediately.

The driver, 21 year old, male from Chicago was arrested and taken to the Newton County Jail with charges including, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief, and reckless driving.

The 19 year old passenger, also from Chicago was released with no charges.

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ILLINOIS WEATHER WAS COLD AND DRY LAST MONTH

THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 24 POINT ONE DEGREES. THAT’S MORE THAN TWO DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. LAST MONTH WAS ALSO DRIER THAN USUAL SAYS STATE CLIMATOLOGIST JIM ANGEL.

THE LARGEST SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR JANUARY WAS NINE POINT THREE INCHES IN LAKE VILLA AND IN GURNEE. MORE THAN HALF THE STATE IS EXPERIENCING ABNORMALLY DRY OR DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

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NWS: Winter Weather Advisory issued today thru midnight

...More accumulating snow Monday afternoon and evening with hazardous travel during the evening commute likely...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT... * ...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected. * ...Portions of and northwest Indiana and central, east central and northeast Illinois. * From 3 PM this afternoon to midnight.

...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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