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Rep. Bennett welcomes constituents to Town Hall meeting

Area citizens are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting Thursday (4/20) in Watseka. State Representative Tom Bennett extends the invitation for the 5 pm meeting at the Iroquois County Administrative Center.

Bennett says he plans to provide an update on what’s happening in the Illinois General Assembly and hopefully get input from people about their concerns........

The no-budget scenario is a constant concern for education, government and service agencies. Bennett’s well aware of the frustrations with so many people affected, so community input is all welcome.........

The Thursday Town Hall meeting is at 5 pm at the Adm Center in Watseka.

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Boil Order in Boswell

A boil order is in place for the town of Boswell in Benton County, Indiana. The boil order will remain in place at least thru 7 pm today (Wednesday).

The town was dealing with a water main break. Repairs were made Tuesday.

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Career Connections Fair at DACC today

Danville Area Community College is hosting its Career Connections Job Fair today (Wednesday) at the Mary Miller gymnasium. The event runs from 9 am ‘til 1 pm.

Job seekers are welcome. The public is invited to meet with area employers who are looking to fill full and part-time positions. Last year more than 50 employers participated.

The Job Fair is sponsored by Danville Area Community College’s Career and Employment Services Center.

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Helicopter crash spares serious injury near Benton-Newton County line

Sheriff’s Police in Benton County, Indiana and officials with the Federal Aviation Administration were investigating the cause of a helicopter crash in Benton County.

A helicopter went down Tuesday morning in northwest Benton County near County Road 500 West. That’s’ about 3/10 of a mile north of US 41, near Earl Park, near the Newton-Benton county line.

Emergency responders reported the pilot suffered minor injuries to his face and refused treatment.

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Indiana Drug Task Force raids meth lab in Thayer

An active meth lad discovered near Thayer, IN finds four men facing charges.

The Newton County Drug Task Force assisted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Department raided a property site (Friday).

38-year-old Adam Saboff of Wheatfield; 44-year-old Jeffery Pearson of Thayer; 33-year-old Eric Patillo of DeMotte; and 41-year-old Chad Hesh of Thayer were arrested on multiple charges. Police were acting on a tip from the Jasper County Drug Enforcement Team.

The four face charges ranging from dealing and possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance and marijuana, and visiting a common nuisance.

“This is just another example of what can be accomplished when neighboring jurisdictions cooperate and work together,” said Newton County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Drinski. “I’m proud of the successes our task force has had recently. However, we have a lot more work to do.”

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