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IMH MOURNS THE PASSING OF MAGGIE MARTIN

Watseka, IL - IMH recently learned of the passing Maggie Martin long-time volunteer, lifetime member of the IMH Auxiliary, former chair of the IMH Development Council, previous member of the IMH Board of Trustees.

“Maggie Martin’s dedication to Iroquois Memorial had an enormous impact on IMH as both the chair of the IMH Development Council and later as a member of the IMH
Board of Trustees. She brought a wealth of experience to the Board and a deep desire to see IMH continue to grow.” said Tim Smith, IMH President/CEO.

Maggie served as Chairperson of IMH Development Council from 1991 to 2006. During her tenure as Development Council Chair over $5 million had been generously gifted
from area residents and businesses to support the growth of Iroquois Memorial. Projects included construction of the Outpatient Center, the IMH Kentland Clinic, a new Ambulance Entrance, Patient Elevator and Helipad, and construction of the Surgery Center.

She served on the IMH Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2014. During that period the IMH Board of Trustees approved the Iroquois Regional Health Center, the new IMH Milford Clinic, and a remodel of the Iroquois Resident Home.

“On behalf of everyone at IMH, we would like to thank Maggie's family for the generous contributions she made to IMH and the community over the years," said Tim Smith.

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WGFA Radio owner Maggie Martin dies

A sad note today --- The staff at WGFA /WIBK is mourning the loss of owner and previous WGFA General Manager Maggie Martin.

Maggie passed away Sunday (October 21) from health complications related to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She died peacefully with her family by her side in her hometown of Bay City, Michigan.

Maggie joined her husband, Dick Martin, in the radio business in 1989. She served as General Manager for 25 years, stepping down in 2014.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Chances of hitting deer while driving doubles in fall in Illinois

The fall season is expected to bring the highest number of vehicular deer collision in Illinois.

State Farm Insurance recently released its sixteenth annual deer collision report and ranked Illinois right in the middle of states for the number of deer accidents.

Bill Ecker, a State Farm Insurance Agent in Marion, said that the chances of hitting a deer double in the fall.

Ecker teaches drivers to brake and not swerve to try to miss an animal because insurance coverage differs depending on what is hit.

The chances of hitting a deer in Illinois is one in two hundred. West Virginia ranked highest with a one in forty-six chance. Hawaii ranked dead last with one in 6,379 drivers involved in a deer-related collision.

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Clean-up underway after high winds down trees, power lines

There’s a lot of clean-up to deal with following Saturday’s high winds that also brought snow-showers to several towns. Power lines came down, tree limbs were scattered about, electric and cable services were interrupted.

The NWS reported the strong cold front saw temps plummet; some winds reached more than 60 mph.

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Watseka man died of injuries suffered in accident last week

A three-vehicle head on collision last week in Iroquois County has claimed the life of an 82-year-old Watseka man.

Howard Kissack died at Carle Hospital in Urbana Friday night. He was air-lifted to the Champaign County hospital following the crash last Wednesday afternoon. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup issued the press release on Kissack’s death.

Illinois State Police at District 21. Investigated the accident on U.S. Route 24 near the Indiana state line.

The accident happened just after 4 pm Wednesday, near Effner.
A pickup truck driven by 70-year-old Patricia Allford was eastbound and tried to pass a semi. Allford’s truck slammed into Kissack’s van head-on. The semi driver wasn’t injured.

Others, including a passenger in Kissack’s van, were air-lifted.

Allford was issued a citation for improper lane usage.

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