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4-H Spirit Award goes to Iroquois County family

MILKS GROVE TOWNSHIP — Yvonne and William Behrends’ 4-H story began in Milks Grove Township — a township without a town, tucked in a remote corner of Iroquois County.

Despite never being 4-H members themselves, they gave 4-H a chance by enrolling their eldest child. In time, they would sign up all seven of their children for 4-H clubs in Iroquois County, and Yvonne would serve as a 4-H club leader for 15 years.

This year, to celebrate Yvonne, William and their family’s involvement in 4-H, the family was bestowed the Illinois 4-H Foundation’s 4-H Family Spirit Award, which recognizes an Illinois family “who has substantially benefited from and who continues to advocate for the Illinois 4-H program over multiple generations.”

The Behrends family accepted the award during a special ceremony at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

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Weekend events to visit ...

Sheldon Fun Days 2018 begins today (Friday) and runs thru the weekend in Iroquois County. 

A Little Mister and Miss Fun Days Pageant is at the Stage at 5:30 pm.  A Teen Dance and other food vendors and entertainment is offered Friday and Saturday, continuing Sunday too.  The Fun Days parade steps off at 2 pm Sunday.

Old Settlers Reunion ---

Cissna Park's Annual tradition is underway and continues Saturday. The Old Settlers Reunion includes the annual parade at Noon Saturday.  Route 49 is closed during the parade route.  Several means of entertainment are in the local park.

Two Rivers Festival ---

The 17th Annual Two Rivers Festival at Aroma Park begins Saturday morning.  The village offers a family-friendly events, providing food, music, crafts and games.  A flag raising and parade is set for 11 am Saturday. 

Organizers have moved the festival to downtown to make it more accessible for visitors.  A Health & Wellness Fair is featured and a Car Show.  Live entertainment on the Main Stage features Mick Porter.

In Livingston County, the Fairbury Fair also features family fun.

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Clifton Boil Order lifted

The Boil Order issued Thursday for the Village of Clifton has been lifted.

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Boil Order in Clifton

The Village of Clifton is under a boil order until further notice.  It affects those in the 100 and 200-blocks of 6th and 7th Avenue and thye 500 and 600-block of South Main Street.

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Manteno man dies in Kankakee County crash

A Manteno man died in a 2-vehicle crash this (Thursday) morning on Route 45 in Kankakee County.

35-year-old Jeremiah Spainhour was pronounced dead at Riverside Hospital. Illinois State Police at District 21 reported Spainhour was northbound at 8000N Road when his car crossed the centerline, crashing into the rear tires of a tractor-trailer pulling a gravel hauler. The crash happedned just before 7:40 am.

The semi-tractor driver was driven by a 47-year-old man from Forrest.

I-55 crash kills woman in Will County

Illinois State Police at Joliet are investigating a fatal crash on I-55. It happened at 1 am Thursday morning. Two vehicles were southbound near the Black Road underpass when the crash occurred. A female was killed in the crash and two others were injured.

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