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Iroquois County Historical Society Seeking Stories/Recipes for 50th Anniversary

The Iroquois County Historical Society is seeking stories and recipes as part of their 50th anniversary celebration.

The stories will be used to put together the sixth book of “Stories of Iroquois County People.” This book is for everyone who has been or is still connected to the county to share their stories.

The recipes will be used in another book to celebrate the anniversary.

If you have a story or recipe to share, they can be mailed to or dropped off at Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry in Watseka as soon as possible. For more information, call the museum at 815-432-2215.

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Red Cross Calls for Type O Negative and AB Blood Donors

The American Red Cross has issued a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to donate.

Type O negative blood and type AB plasma are two of the most in-demand blood products by hospitals. The demand increased even more after severe weather in some parts of the country forced the cancellation of thousands of donations this month.

Eligible donors can learn more, find a donation opportunity and schedule an appointment by going to redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733- 2767

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Riverside Healthcare Gives More Than $10,700 to Local High Schools

Riverside Healthcare's annual Scores for Schools program has given more than $10,700 to 16 area high schools this year.

Each year a check presentation is held at the Riverside Medical Center to celebrate the athletic achievements of the area high schools. Schools have the opportunity to earn $25 for every home varsity football touchdown, $20 for every home volleyball game won, and for those schools without a football program, $10 for every home varsity boys’ soccer goal.

Local schools who participated include:

Central High School - $695

Herscher High School - $830

Manteno High School - $955

Momence High School - $615

St. Anne High School - $300

Watseka High School - $965

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Iroquois County Republican Women’s Club Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Iroquois County Republican Women's Club says applications are currently available for $500 scholarships to be awarded to three Iroquois County graduating female high school seniors. Scholarship applications can be picked up from high school counselors, can be printed off the Club’s Facebook page or email your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Qualifications for Scholarship

·Must be at least a three (3) year resident of Iroquois County

·Must be registered to vote when you are legally able to

·Proof of U.S. Citizenship

A letter of recommendation (minimum of 1, maximum of 5)

·Copy of your most recent school transcript

Academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular/community activities, will be the primary criteria in determining the winner of the scholarship.

Filling Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 1, 2017

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Gilman Chamber Planning to Change Name

The Gilman Chamber of Commerce is planning to change their name to the Iroquois County Chamber of Commerce.

Sarah Schoon, Treasurer of the Gilman Chamber of Commerce, says since there are only three active Chambers in the area, they are making the change to give smaller communities the opportunity to be represented by a Chamber.

The announcement was made at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.