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Dwight teacher nominated for national award

Dwight junior-high science teacher Mary Schultz has been nominated by the staff at Heartland Community College's Challenger Learning Center for the June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award. She's one of 43 nominees from across the country. The award recognizes an educator who understands the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and math education while demonstrating enthusiasm and passion in teaching STEM subjects.

Schultz is an 8th grade physical science and astronomy teacher at Dwight Junir High School.  She's been motivated since rthe  Space Shuttle Challenger project, having worked to keep the spirit sof the program alive at the Challenger Learning Center. Schultz will participate in the 33rd mission of the learning center April 20th.

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Skimmer cards discovered in Indiana

Kentland, Indiana police report they’ve discovered several credit card skimming devices at gas stations. Police are trying to determine if there’s any connection to the credit card skimmers discovered inside gas pumps at the Circle K Station on S. Dixie Highway in St. Anne last week.

Authorities advise credit card users to monitor their bank statements and report any suspicious activity.

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Speckman joins Kankakee County as County Administrator

It’s a brand new position in Kankakee County government. -- County Administrator. And the job is being filled by soon-to-be former Iroquois County Finance Director Anita Speckman.

Just a day after resigning from her six-year job as finance director in Iroquois County, Speckman was named to the newly-created post of Kankakee County Administrator. She begins the new job April 30th.

Board Chairman Andy Wheeler said “Anita brings a wealth of experience in county government...in financial matters, human resources, IT and zoning.” In Iroquois County, she was also bookkeeper for animal control.

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Emergency planning training session Thursday in Bradley

Retired Army Col. Jill Morgenthaler is today’s (Thurs ) keynote speaker at the Emergency Preparedness Planning session at the Quality Inn in Bradley. It’s a day-long training event sponsored by the Bourbonnais Township Park District and Sorensen-Wilder & Associates –Specialists in Safety & Security Solutions.

It’s about being ready for a crisis, identifying vulnerabilities in a community or business and being prepared for a disaster.

Some tickets may be available yet. Register at btpd.org

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Kankakee County Board OK’s solar farm sites

The growing interest in solar farms finds Kankakee County getting onboard. The County Board (Tuesday) gave the green light for up to nine locations where solar farms could locate. Each of the nine sites range from a dozen to 20 acres; each are considered by zoning officials as suitable for solar farm operations.

A California company (Cypress Creek) has shown interest in a solar farm operation in the Bonfield area. Cypress Creek currently operates 150 solar power plants across the United States.

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