Students' academic achievements will be highlighted this evening in the Watseka Unit Nine school district. The Unit 9 Academic Foundation is hosting its 14th annual Pride Night. The public is invited. Students in grades 4-12 will be honored for their academic accomplishments at the Watseka High School.
A silent auction also raises money for educational projects not currently funded by the school district. A light dinner is available from 5:30 'til 7:30 pm.
Activities begin at 6 pm in the gymnasium. Students will be introduced and recognized for their accomplishments.
The Foundation has provided over $450,000 for creative programs and technology in Unit 9.
Hoopeston’s Carle Regional Health Care earns honor
The Carle-Hoopeston Regional Health Care Center has been awarded a top honor. The Center earned the 2015Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for emergency care.
CEO Harry Brockus said he's proud of the award that the hospital has received. ''It demonstrates that our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality emergency care to our patients, and our patients see that dedication in practice,'' said Brockus. ''Our Emergency Department is staffed by physicians who have been with us in Hoopeston for several years, so patients are getting consistent care,'' added Brockus. He says Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center has bolstered the department by hiring more nurses who have years of experience in a critical care setting.
Also recognized in Vermilion County is Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville which earned an 'A' on the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score. The elite national award received by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center is based on a national ratings program, administered by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group.
CEO Jared Rogers, MD and Regional President of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center said "the ''A score is further evidence of the exceptional quality care we deliver to our patients each and every day.''
Sheriff's Police in Fountain County, Indiana say a four-year-old is safe after giving family members and authorities a scare. The boy wondered away from his home in Kingman late (Wed) night. His parents were sleeping. They discovered their son was missing around 11 pm.
A search included Fountain County Sheriff's Police, numerous other law enforcement agencies and volunteer firefighters from several departments. The boy finally located at about 2:30 this morning.
Sheriff's Police say the boy is fine, and no charges are being filed in the incident.
Video surveillance aided police and two students have been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School Monday.
Both juvenile students face felony charges. The school administration is now considering suspension or expelling the students.
According to Sup't Scott Wakeley, video footage shows the two students standing in a hallway calling in the threat. School administrators anticipated the threat was a hoax, but evacuated students. School was then dismissed for the day.
The cause of a house fire at Boswell Wednesday is under investigation. The blaze gutted the house at 4316 S. 400 West Road.
High winds were the immediate concern for firemen at the scene as the initial response was to keep the flames in check. Boswell Fire Assistant Chief Randy Traylor said crews on scene don't know what caused the fire.