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Pembroke Township fire leaves 9 homeless

A Friday afternoon fire destroyed a Pembroke Township residence and left nine people, including seven children, homeless. The house was at 5000 S Road.

The children ages range one to 14. No one was hurt but the family lost all their Christmas gifts, according to a local fire official.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

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Election candidates filing deadline Monday

The April 7th, 2015 Consolidated Election filing deadline is today (Monday 12/122). Those candidates interested in running for seats on area city/village boards, school, library, or fire protection district boards are face a 5 pm deadline.

Referendum issues could also appear on the April ballots.


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Christmas Cantata opens in Iroquois County

"The Song of Christmas" Iroquois County's annual Christmas Cantata opens tonight (Fri).

The First Christian Church of Watseka is the setting for the 39th annual Cantata. Performances are at 6 and 8 pm.

Additional presentations are Sunday 12/21 at 2 and 4 pm; and Tuesday 12/23 at 7 pm.

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North Newton School bomb threat Thursday

                             Teen in custody

A 15-year-old male juvenile is in custody following a reported bomb threat Thursday in the North Newton School District. No formal charges were announced. The teen will appear in Newton County Court today (Fri).

Newton County, Indiana Sheriff Tom VanVleet states in a press release, his office was notified by North Newton school officials Thursday afternoon about a bomb threat that was to take place today.

The school property was searched with the help of a bomb-sniffing dog from Tippecanoe County. No such device was found in the school. Sheriff's Police conducted interviews and the un-named 15-year-old was taken into custody by 9:30 Thursday night.

Several officers were present for security reasons at the school today. A 14-year-old boy was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest was unrelated to the initial bomb threat.

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United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties Funding Application

Watseka, IL – The 2015 grant application for the United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties is now available and is due February 2, 2015 by 5:00 pm.

Applications are downloaded on the organization's website at http://www.myunitedway.org/2015allocations and applications are only accepted electronically; paper applications will not be accepted. Instructions are on the webpage and on page 1 of the application on how to save and submit the files. Only organizations with a 501(c)3 or in the process of obtaining a 501(c)3 will receive funding.

Decisions on what organizations are funded will be made by Iroquois County residents. If you are interested in volunteering for that process, e-mail Kendra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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