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WATSEKA FAMILY FESTIVAL - CANCELED For 2020

The fallout from this COVID-19 pandemic just won’t go away. Another setback for this year’s scheduled fun. The Watseka Family Festival is canceled !
That’s means no Neal McCoy Concert on a Saturday night. And the popular Nick Lynch Band was set to open for Neal McCoy at the entertainment stage. The August 27-30 event in Watseka was also supposed to include a carnival and other fun events.

Plans are underway for the 2021 Family Festival.

The Watseka Family Festival Committee made its decision this week. Committee President Jason Cahoe said “it’s most unfortunate, lot of people were looking forward to the fun – considering everything we’ve all been thru these last several months.” The pandemic situation also played a factor in the Festival unable to acquire insurance coverage.

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Help for flood victims in Kentland

The Covenant Federated Church of Kentland, IN is making flood clean-up help avaialble for local citizens. Last month's flash flooding caused hardshop on local Kentland residents, many without flood insurance. Cleaning supplies, water, some clothing and other miscellaneous items are being made available to victims. 

Hours at the church today (Thursday) are from 8a - 4p; Friday from 8a - 11a; and Saturday 8a - 4p.  This help is for Kentland residents only.

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Watseka: 12-year-old involved in car vs bicycle accident

A 12-year-old boy escaped serious injury Wednesday evening when he was involved in a colission between his bicycle and a car.  Watseka Police report the boy was eastbound in the 1000-block of E. Walnut Street at 7:15.  He failed to yield to a vehicle driven by Carolyn DeLahr of Watseka. Polcie report no citations were issued.  The boy was taken to IMH by a parent. DeLahr refused treatment.  Riverside Ambulance was called to the scene.

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Catholic Charities 'Back to School Fair'

                    Kankakee / Iroquois County Back-to-School Fair Registration Now Open

The annual Back to School Fair serving students from Iroquois and Kankakee Counties is Friday, August 7.  The event is coordinated by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, at Central Christian Church in Bourbonnais.  It's from 10 am 'til 3 pm.  The annual summer event is a major countywide effort to help low-income families access important services to begin the school year on a positive note.

Pre-registrationis required. Visit catholiccharitiesjoliet.org to register.

This year's Back to School Fair has been modified to maintain safe social distancing.  School supplies will be distributed in a drive-thru with items placed in each vehicle by Catholic Charities staff.

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Tax filing deadline July 15

If you didn’t file your state and federal income taxes on the initial deadline of April 15, the extended deadline is coming up next week. July 15 is the new deadline for both the state and federal filings. The date was moved because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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