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Fatal accident on U.S. 421 in White County, IN

The White County Sheriff’s Office reports one person is dead after a crash between a pick-up and a semi on U.S. 421 Thursday.

The crash happened around 3:20 pm, just north of Monon.
41-year-old Aaron Jachim of Star City was the victim.

Sheriff Pat Shafer said a medical helicopter was brought in, but authorities say Jachim died at the scene.
Jachim was headed south in the pick-up when he hit a north-bound semi.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

U.S. 421 was closed for about 4 hours while deputies investigated the crash.

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Indiana traffic stop leads to 20 pounds of spice

A traffic stop by Indiana State Police uncovered 20 pounds of spice and led to one arrest. Police say the investigation continues.

A vehicle was stopped Wednesday just before 3:45 pm on State Road 18.

32-year-old Toby Gregory of Brookston was stopped for speeding. State police report an “odor of drugs” was coming from the vehicle.

The trooper determined suspicious criminal activity and a search revealed about 20 pounds of spice inside the vehicle.

Gregory was arrested and taken to the White County Jail. He has been charged with dealing synthetic marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of synthetic drugs.

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Newton County Punkin Vine Fair ready to go

The annual Newton County, IN Punkin Vine Fair starts this next week.  The 97th edition of the fair unfolds at the fairgrounds north of Kentland.  Many of the usual attractions are included, including the Queen pageant Monday evening.

94.1 WGFA will broadcast the queen pageant with seven ladies competing. The pageant is at 8 pm.  The Little Miss and Mister Contest precedes the pageant at 6:30 pm.

Church Night is Sunday.  Tuesday night, Dustin Lynch is in concert with special guest The Wolfe Brothers. Visit the website for ticket info www.newtoncountyfair.com

Wednesday is Earth Night.  Thursday offers 4-H Night at the Fair.  Antique Tractor Parade and the ITPA & IPL Truck & Tractor Pull is set for 7:30 pm.

Harness racing has been cancelled.

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Vermilion County Fair & Expo continues

The 2016 Vermilion County Fair & Expo opened Wednesday and continues this weekend at the fairgrounds, west of Danville.

The Truck & Tractor Pull is at 6 pm today (Friday). Saturday’s Stadium Motocross is set for 6 pm. The Dirt Drag is Sunday at 3 pm.

Today (Friday) is also Ag Day. Saturday is Family Day and Community Day is Sunday.

Wednesday’s Queen Pageant saw a Rossville woman, 19-year-old Katie Brown, crowned the 2016 Queen.

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Iroquois County Sheriff Dept announces scholarship winners

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association and the Iroquois County Sheriff's Golf Outing have announced this year's scholarship winners. Recipients are all recent high school graduates with plans to pursue university degrees.

Theresa Trask of Cissna Park was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Illinois Sheriffs' Association. The Cissna Park grad will attend DePaul University to pursue a management degree.

Elizabeth Duis, Jacob Emerson, McKensie Hagen and Andrew Hack are all $1,000 scholarship winners, courtesy of the Iroquois County Sheriff's Golf Outing Scholarship for 2016-2017.

Miss Duis is a Milford High School graduate. She plans to attend Butler University to pursue a science degree.

Jacob Emerson is a grad of St. Anne High School. He'll pursue a Biochemistry degree from the University of Illinois.

McKensie Hagen graduated from Watseka High School. Her plan is to attend Butler University for a degree in Pharmacy and Chemistry.

Andre Hack graduated this year from Central High School at Clifton. He'll seek a degree in engineering at the U of I.

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