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Stamp Out Hunger Saturday

                                                        Letter Carriers Food Drive


Letter carriers will be helping stock local food pantries Saturday. Your mailman/woman invites you to participate in the 24th National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.

The Stamp Out Hunger campaign invites residents to leave non-perishable food items by their mail box Saturday. Your letter carrier will pick up your donation while they make their regular rounds.''

Non-perishable food items, such as canned soup, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, macaroni or cereal can be placed in shopping bag out by your mailbox early Saturday.

Other smaller post offices will collect the food items at their office-counters.

If you have a large donation you can take it directly to your local post office.

Letter carriers across the country appreciate the cooperation.

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IMH celebrating 100th Birthday

Iroquois Memorial Hospital welcomes the public to its 100th birthday celebration this weekend. 

Several guests will join IMH officials at a program Saturday on the hospital lawn.  Tours of the hospital will be available.  Memorabilia and other displays will show the long history of the hospital at Fairman Avenue and S. 5th Street in Watseka.  The party runs from 11 am 'til 2 pm.

IMH evolved from a $50,000 donation from Anna Donovan.  The Donovan Trust has since provided several donations to worthwhile organizations throughout Iroquois County.  IMH officially opened its doors February 25, 1916.

Today, the hospital operates as an independent partner of Presence Health.  

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Beating death in Watseka likely brings new charges

A Chebanse man beaten outside a Watseka tavern has died of injuries. 55-year-old Gary Guenette suffered severe head injuries Monday night. He had been in critical condition at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Guenette's death finds the Iroquois County State's Attorney's office reviewing the case, likely upgrading charges against 21-year-old Gregory Eisermann of Watseka. He was jailed in Watseka on a $100,000 bond. He was charged initially with aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance.

Watseka Police reported it was an altercation outside a bar that led to Guenette's injury and the arrest of Eisermann.

The Knapp Funeral Home at Clifton is handling arrangements for Guenette.

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KCC graduation Saturday

More than 400 people will graduate at the 47th annual KCC commencement ceremony (Saturday) at 10 am in the George H. Ryan Gymnasium.

Karen Hunter Anderson, executive director of the Illinois Community College Board, will be the commencement speaker.
"At Kankakee Community College, the motto is: 'Start here, finish anywhere,'" she said. "It embodies the spirit of a community college."

Anderson said that it's a very effective and invaluable way to begin your college career, whether it's to get an associate's degree or to go on to a four-year school.

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WGFA 5th-6th Grade Spelling Contest marks 50 years !

It's been a tradition for WGFA Radio. And a popular tradition at that. The annual Iroquois County Spelling Contest. And it happens again Friday (May 13th).

The 50th WGFA 5th – 6th Grade Iroquois County Spelling Contest airs at 10 am Friday. It's held at the Unit #9 Administrative Center, west of Watseka on Route 24.

WGFA's Don Elliott presents the words to local spelling contestants.

This year's event includes four contestants from the 2015 spelling contest.

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