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Lake County, IN authorities investigate fatal hit-and-run accident

Cedar Lake, Indiana Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that left a Chicago man dead.Saturday night.

62-year-old Stanley Sellers died on impact, according to the Lake County Coroner’s office. It was just before 11 pm when first responders answered a call to the 12500 block of U.S. 41 for a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes. Police said the driver of the vehicle that struck Sellers did not stop after the crash.

Police said Sellers was in the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 and it is not known if he was walking in the roadway or attempting to cross it.

Family told police Sellers was in a vehicle with a friend when an argument resulted in Sellers exiting the vehicle and deciding to walk. Police said Sellers refused to get back in the vehicle and kept walking. The driver of the vehicle was not able to persuade Sellers to get back inside his vehicle, so he drove off.

Police said Sellers' sister also spoke to him on the telephone in an attempt to get him back into the vehicle and Sellers replied that he was OK. Police said it was the last time anyone heard from Sellers prior to being notified of the accident.

Cedar Lake investigators ask anyone with information to contact police at 219-374-5416, ext 126.

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Grant Park explosion, fire kills one

The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office confirms one person is dead following a fire this (Monday) morning. Details are yet to be made available. Initial reports indicated an oxygen tank exploded in a second-floor apartment, triggering a fire.

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Iroquois Fair pageant hosting info meeting

The Iroquois County Fair Queen Pageant Committee welcomes prospective contestants and their parents to an information meeting Sunday. The 5:30 pm meeting is at the Watseka Elk’s Lodge.

This year’s pageant is July 19th.

Weekly practices for the pageant will be held throughout June and July. Official entry deadline for the pageant is Monday (June 5).

For further information and if you plan to attend the informational meeting, please contact Brittany Cluver at 815-383-5599 or Brenna Schroeder at 815-383-7774 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Ford County Fair seeks talent entries

The talent show committee for the Ford County Fair welcomes entries for this year’s show to be held Tuesday, June 27 at the fairgrounds in Melvin.

Entry forms are available online at www.fordcountyfair.org
The registration deadline is June 15th.

For more info, call Becky Williams at 217-419-2420 or Judy Schall at 217-388-2853

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Art in the Park at Perry Farm

The Exploration Station at Perry Farm in Bradley is hosting Art in the Park today (Saturday). Art in the Park is Perry Farm's child centered arts festival.

Local artists and vendors, and a mural wall will be available to paint on.

This is the fourth year that Art in the Park will be taking place at Perry Farm. The festival will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free but some children's art projects will cost anywhere from $2-$5.

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