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More I-65 closures expected ……

More construction on Interstate 65 will cause some temporary closures and delays for motorists in Indiana this week.

A resurfacing project closes three ramps in White and Jasper Counties.

In White County, the U.S. 24 entrance ramp to I-65 southbound will be shut down for the project.

In Jasper County, the I-65 southbound exit ramp to U.S. 231 and the U.S. 231 entrance ramp to I-65 northbound will be closed.

The remaining open ramps at these two interchanges will be used for the detour on I-65.

Transportation officials report work on all three ramps is expected to be completed by the end of July.

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Hazardous waste drop-off event Saturday in Bourbonnais

Riverside Health Care, NuCor, and the Village of Bourbonnais are conducting a household hazardous waste drop-off event Saturday.  It's at the Riverside Healthcare-Bourbonnais campus on Routye 45.  Citizens can drop-off the waste products from 8 am 'til 12 Noon.  There are certain items that will be collected and others that won't.  The Village of Bourbonnais Facebook page has a list of the items.

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Poppy Days in area communities this weekend

Cissna Park and Watseka are among area communities distributing poppies this Memorial Day weekend.  Proceeds from donations benefit hospitalized veterans.

The American Legion in Watseka (Post 23) finds members along Walnut Street and outside local businesses today (Friday) and Saturday. 

The Cissna Park American Legion Auxiliary is also distributing poppies Saturday.  Members will be outside businesses, welcoming donations.

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Barragree, Hoffman join City Council; Hibbs new City Clerk

Two new alderman were seated Tuesday in Watseka. Brandon Barragree and Rob Hoffman took their oaths of office.

Alder-woman Bev Foster was absent. She too, was a winner in the April election.

Barragree is a veteran businessman. He’s been in the printing business for 23 years. He said “it was time” for him to get involved. And he’s looking forward to the challenge.

Hoffman was appointed to fill Allhands seat in ward 4. The Manager of River Valley Metro in Bourbonnais, Hoffman he’s been a Watseka resident long enough to appreciate what the town offers and wants to learn and get involved.

Amanda Hibbs is Director of the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce. She was un-contested for City Clerk. Sean Deneau did not seek re-election to the clerk’s position.
Long-time Treasurer Carolyn DeLahr was also sworn-in to another term.

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Allhands seated as new Watseka mayor

John Allhands was sworn-in (Tuesday) as Watseka’s new mayor. He succeeds Bob Harwood, who served two terms. Harwood did not seek re-election.

Allhands was a winner in a four-person contest April 4th. He served as Ward 4 alderman and says he’s ready to step it up and keep the city moving forward.

“A little more landscaping, green it up a bit,” is what Allhands would like to see downtown. “The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce has done a nice job in recent years keeping the business-front looking good. Maybe a little more grooming would improve the downtown appearance.”

The mayor plans to meet with a landscape architect next month to get some ideas.

Allhands said it’s all about “generating some new energy,” he adds, all the council members have some good ideas and he’s looking forward to getting input from citizens too.

Mayor Allhands was sworn-in by Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher. The mayor also praised outgoing mayor Bob Harwood and city officials for their dedication to the city’s well-being.

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