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Watseka-area Postal Service returning to normal after flood

The Woodland Post Office has slowly returned to normal business operations following the flood.  The Woodland facility is expected to have its P. O. Box pick-ups ready to go by 12:30 today (Friday 3/9), according to Post Master Darrin Rushbrook.  The retail window is expected to re-open today or Saturday.

Flood clean-up has been ongoing.  Postal service had been interrupted in several area communities since the flood.  The Post Office officials had reported earlier that mail delivery service would be hampered until the flood waters receded and clean-up completed.

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Ford County: fatal crash kills Iroquois County man

      Loda man, reported missing, found dead under crashed pickup truck

Ford County authorities say foul play is not suspected in the death of a Loda man was found dead under his crashed pickup truck. 47-year-old Daniel Starkey was reported missing Monday, after he was last seen by friends in a tavern in Champaign County.

Sheriff’s Police report a passerby discovered the crashed truck at Ford County Road 2600E, near Clarence. The truck was found (Wednesday), three days after Starkey was seen at the tavern in Penfield.

Starkey had been ejected from the vehicle and was pinned underneath the truck in a drainage ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Ford County Coroner Rick Flessner.

Police said it appeared the truck was northbound when it left the road to the west, striking and damaging a bridge guard rail. The truck then entered an approximately 20-foot-deep ditch, impacting the embankment.

An investigation into the crash is in-complete.

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"Singing for the Stars" fundraiser gears for April event

          LOOKS WHO’S SINGING!

Iroquois Sexual Assault Services (ISAS) announces the celebrity cast for the agency’s upcoming ‘Singing for the Stars’ fundraiser.

The event will take place on Saturday April 14th at 7 pm at the Watseka Theatre. Doors will open at 6 pm.

There are 5 duets competing in this year’s singing contest:
-Professional vocal instructor Calley Kaeb will sing with Watseka High School Football Coach Aaron Hilgendorf.
-Local singer Earl Kroll of Watseka will perform with Joelle Nelson, Victim’s Advocate at Harbor House.
-Professional singer Janice Erickson will lead Alex O’brien, Iroquois County Assistant States Attorney.
-Professional blues singer Little Daddy! from Kankakee, will accompany Mary Meents of Watseka
-Entertainer Brian Nuekumn of Cissna Park will compete with Amiee Chandler of Onarga.

Celebrity judge’s panel consists of: Ryan Bell, Liz Martin, and Jeff Sobkoviac.

Tim Waters and Lisa Graham will be returning as co-emcees.

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Law Enforcement takes school threats seriously

Illinois’ law enforcement community is sounding a strong message that threats against students or faculty won’t be tolerated. Any person making such a threat to harm students or faculty at a school can expect the strict enforcement of the law.

Threats are not a laughing matter. The Illinois State’s Attorneys Association, Illinois Sheriff’s Association and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police say all such threats are taken very seriously. They say investigating such threats diverts precious resources.

The law enforcement community of Illinois issued a statement Wednesday that it stands united in making schools safe.

Several school threats have been investigated in recent weeks.

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Danforth man dies in Iroquois County crash

A two-vehicle colission Wednesday killed a man in Iroquois County.  64-year-old Gregory Ainsworth of rural Danforth was pronounced dead at the scene at 2300N and 300E Roads.

Sheriff's Polcie and County Coroner Bill Cheatum are investigating.  The victim's westbound vehicle was hit by a northbound unit driven by ad vehicle operated by an Onarga woman.  Terri Vadeboncoeur and her passenger were treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Danforth Fire and Riverside Ambulance also answered the call.

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