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Portion of Cable Line Road to Close Monday

Starting Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 7:00am, CR 2200 East (Cable Line) will be CLOSED to through traffic. The bridge structure on CR 2200 East between 2100 N & 2000 N is being replaced. This structure replacement is approximately 2.25 miles north of Watseka. This section of roadway will be closed until mid-summer 2018. Please use alternate route. Road closure is marked with signage.
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Farm Credit scholarships awarded to Iroquois County students

Three high school seniors in Iroquois County have been awarded a 2018 Farm Credit-Illinois agriculture scholarship.

The $2,000 scholarships awarded to Travis Kaeb of Buckley, Julissa Garcia of Gilman and Abigail Wagner of Milford. There was $60,000 in scholarships awarded to 30 high school seniors throughout central and southern Illinois for the purpose of pursuing agriculture-related majors and careers.

This is the 15th year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program, which has awarded $400,000 to 329 students since 2004.

“Farm Credit Illinois is proud to provide positive opportunities and lend support to young people with a passion for agriculture,” said Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for Farm Credit Illinois. “These scholars will assume careers that shape the future of agriculture and rural America, in turn helping farm families succeed.”

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4-day school week at Christ Lutheran High School

The 2018-19 school year at Christ Lutheran High School at Buckley will find a four-day school week. The announcement made by the school administration.

Executive Director Sandy Spitz reports that despite having Mondays off each week, students will not have less classroom time. Each day will be expanded by 55 minutes. The plan calls for reducing transportation costs for families of students. Some of them, she says, travel more than 30 miles each direction. to-and-from.

The Ford County Record reports the extra weekday off also means students may be able to take care of personal matters, such as doctor’s visits, without having to take off time from school.

Spitz said the school day will begin at 8:15 am and end at 3:35 pm.

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Welcome Home Vietnam War 50th Anniversary

Commemoration and Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs honors Peoria business with the Illinois Veterans’ Business Appreciation Award

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs will host a “Welcome Home” celebration for all Vietnam Veterans today (Thursday 3/29). There’s a 10 am event...open to the public... in the Student Union at at the Universityf of Illinois at Springfield.

The celebration is to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war, or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States, and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs will also present Mr. Tim Garrison owner of River City Roofing, Peoria, Illinois, with the Illinois Veterans’ Business Appreciation Award. It recognizes Garrison’s contribution to his community. The company assisted a disabled veteran by tearing off an old roof and putting on a brand-new roof on his house and garage at No Charge.

With this quarterly award, Mr. Garrison will be considered for Illinois Veterans’ Business of the Year, awarded during the Illinois State Fair.

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VIPS back at it in Watseka

Popular owners, Louie and Chris, smiling again.....

If you ever wanted to be served like you’re important, there’s a place for you to visit – in Watseka.

VIPS Restaurant is serving customers again. And doing it with a smile. That’s the only way to do it, according to owners Louie and Chris Kantzioris. And that’s good reason why customers /friends have welcomed Louie, Chris and associates back to town. Chris says ‘this is where it’s at’........

"It's great to be back.  We've had a warm welcome," Chris tells WGFA/WIBK News. "Growing up here as a kid, I never thought I'd be back operating the restaurant I grew up in. It's been great. I couldn't be happier."

It’s wasn’t all that happy this past month, when, just two months after re-opening VIPS experienced yet another flood. The place was shuttered, forcing another clean-up and the business at a stand-still.

But the employees rallied. And Chris and Louie can’t say Thank You enough. Both say friends at the Iroquois Farmers State Bank have been so-supportive in getting the business back in shape. Now, all the smiling servers are doing it again. Chris says, ‘boy, what a challenge and relief’...........

"We knew with the flood history, there wasa risk.  We had plans to do someting to fight it off this summer, but it came again just two months after we opened., Chris said.  "It was devastating, forced out in quick order and closed for 19 days.  VIPS offers new menu items...daily specials, including a $5 lunch special Mon thru Friday. There’s All You Can Eat Fish Fridays Carry-outs too !

Chris says he’s always learning from the best --- HIS DAD, Louie, and others in the business. VIPS is all about Very Important People Served. Knowing and respecting the people served is the motto; Chris says that’s passed along every day to his employees – the servers are tour guides, “Team Work Makes the Dream Work.”

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