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New Iroquois Health Department names Director

A veteran member of the staff at the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department has been named the administrator for the future Iroquois County health department.

47-year-old Dee Schippert of Watseka  has been with the Ford-Iroquois health agency for 22 years.  She begins her new position in May, according to reports.  {An official press release was not made available concerning the hiring decision}.Schippert will serve a one-year probationary period.  She has served in various capacities with the health department, most recently as community and school health coordinator.  She's been a health department employee since 1992.

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St. Anne High student faces weapon charge; in possession of gun at school

Kankakee County Sheriff's police report an 18-year-old St. Anne High School student was arrested Monday after showing a teacher a gun and saying he planned to kill the dean of students.

Elijah Robinson will face charges of unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct.

The Daily-Journal reported the Pembroke Township boy broke down in tears before taking the gun out of his vest. Robinson then left school and turned himself in to authorities with his mother present.

Sheriff's police said Robinson was serving a one-week suspension when he returned to school armed with the handgun. The school website no one else was involved and no one was injured.

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Watseka Chamber, GOP Women hosting Candidates Forum

The public is invited to a Candidates Forum in Iroquois County.  The March 6th event will feature the Iroquois County Board candidates on the ballot for the March 18, 2014 primary election.  The 7 pm event is at Celebrations in Watseka.

The program is co-sponsored by the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce and the Iroquois County Republican Women's Club.

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Western Indiana remains under flood warning

West-central parts of Indiana remain under a flood warning today. Although a flood warning for Vermilion County ended Sunday afternoon...a flood warning continues for some counties in West Central parts of the Hoosier state.

The National Weather Service says Fountain, Parke, Vermillion and Warren Counties in Indiana will remain under a flood warning until Saturday morning.

The Weather Service says widespread flooding is continuing along several waterways, including Sugar Creek and the Wabash River. The flooding is impacting state roads and some residential areas. At least 20 residences remained evacuated along Wildcat Creek in Tippecanoe County late Sunday.

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Flooding Update: Monday morning river-readings

Water levels are on the decline, but a Flood Warning continues on the Iroquois River at Iroquois and at Foresman, IN.

Observers report ice jams are a factor. The ice jams can result in rapid fluctuations in water levels with little or no warning. Residents in low lying flood prone areas should remain alert.

A Flood Advisory for the Iroquois River at Chebanse is now pushed up to a warning. Ice jams on the river have posed a concern along with the Kankakee River.

The Flood warning for Sugar Creek at Milford is cancelled. The water level fell below the flood stage Sunday afternoon.

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