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Oakwood grad crowned Miss Illinois

Twenty-year-old Abby Foster, a Danville native and 2015 graduate of Oakwood High School, was crowned Miss Illinois on Saturday night. She will move on to compete at Miss America in September.

Foster, who competed as Miss East Central, performed a lyrical dance to "Rise Up." She wins $10,000 in scholarships.

First runner-up, winner of $3,000 scholarship: Janna Harner, Miss Heartland from Dongola.

Second runner-Up, winner of $2,000 scholarship: Stephanie Dearwester, Miss Quincy from Paloma.

Third runner-up, winner of $1,500 scholarship: Sheridan Hurtig, Miss Land of Lincoln from Mundelein.

Fourth runner-up, winner of $1,200 scholarship: Alexandria Strother, Miss Chicago from Chicago.

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Braidwood woman’s search suspended

Braidwood Police Chief Nick Ficcarello says authorities have suspended the search for a woman missing for more than a week. Seventy-three year old Kim Gray was last seen June 11th leaving her home in the Shadow Lakes area.

The Asian woman’s disappearance has baffled authorities as to her whereabouts. There’s been an extensive ground and air search several times in-and-around the Braidwood area. Chief Ficcarello said there have been reported sightings of the woman, even in the Chicago area.

Kim Gray was last seen near her home which she shared with her son and daughter-in-law. Kim Gray’s car is still parked at the residence.

Police report the woman does have family in the Chicago and Michigan areas. Kim Gray suffers from dementia.
Volunteers are encouraged to continue ground searches on their own.

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Iroquois Relay for Life beats the rain, fundraising goal

Iroquois County relay goers were out in force Saturday at Watseka High School. The 2017 Relay for Life reached its $80,000 goal – and then some.

There were more than 140 participants at Blake Field for this year’s one-day event. And the excitement and enthusiasm was present again as the runners/walkers did what they do best....raising research money for the American Cancer Society.

The opening ceremony at 2 pm was followed by the Survivors Lap and Caregivers Lap. There were the usual smiles and tears. And it all happened before heavy T-storms moved in Saturday night.

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Iroquois Relay for Life Saturday

The public is welcome at Watseka High School's Blake Field tomorrow for the 2017 Relay for Life.  Nearly two dozen relay teams and 140 participants wil; be involved raining money for the American Cancer Society. 

This year's program is a one-day event.  Saturday's opening ceremony is at 2 pm.  Activities include the Survivors and Caregivers Laps around the track.  The popular Luminaria will get started at dusk.  The relay will wind up at 11 pm. 

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Drivin’ the Dixie Saturday

The historic Dixie Highway is hosting the annual ‘Drivin’ the Dixie’ car show this weekend. Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts will make their way up and down Illinois Route 1 from Danville to Momence. There are several scheduled stops in between.

Entertainment is also provided at Island Park in Momence.
Registration is free. It starts at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Danville Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St. People can also pre-register by going online to vermilioncountymuseum.org

Sponsors include Lithgow Automotive, Clark's Garage and Todd's Auto Body. Businesses and organizations serving as passport stops include Berry's Garden Center and Floral Shop in Danville; the Bismarck Lucky Clover 4-H Concession Stand at Bismarck's Men's Club; and Casey's gas stations in Rossville, Hoopeston, Milford and Watseka.

For more information, call the museum at 217-442-2922 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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