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Kankakee shootings continue to mount

The number of shooting incidents in Kankakee have kept police investigators busy and there’s little help from victims, who refuse to cooperate.

Three weekend shootings that injured eight has brought the number of nonfatal shootings in the city this year to 24.

Two men were shot early Sunday morning. Several cars were seen fleeing when officers arrived. The Daily-Journal reported there were many people in the street and sidewalk but "no one was willing to talk," according to the report.

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Iroquois Livestock Sale brings $119,380

The annual livestock sale closed the Iroquois County 4-H and Agricultural Fair Monday. Buyers again showed support for the 600 plus 4-Hers and their projects. The sale generated $119,380 dollars.

The sale price was down slightly from the 2015 event, which brought $122,781.

Livestock Superintendent John Brassard said “the sale is what it’s all about, and it’s great to see the continued support for the 4-H and FFA projects that the kids work so hard on all year long.”

The bidders and the volunteer auctioneers also get a pat-on-the-back for their support.

The five-day run of the fair was plagued with hot, humid weather. But officials say it all went well. Attendance topped 71,400 at the crescent City fairground.

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Construction zone accident in Benton County

A crash involving an SUV and a semi in a Benton County construction zone Monday injured a Lafayette man.

It happened around 2:40 pm on U.S. 41 near Earl Park.
Indiana State Police reported a semi had slowed down in the construction zone. An SUV driven by 35-year-old Trent Yates slammed into the back of the semi.

The SUV ended up in a ditch and Yates had to be extricated. He was airlifted to an Illinois hospital. The extent of injury was unknown.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

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Fatal crash in Benton County

Indiana State Police report one person is dead and five others injured after a crash in Benton County.

Details and identification of those involved are still under investigation.

Emergency personnel were called to the intersection of County Road 300 South and South Meridian Road, just south of Fowler, for an inverted car in a drainage ditch.

Benton County Sheriff’s deputies believe two cars collided at the intersection, with one rolling several times and landing upside down in the ditch.

A medical helicopter and ambulances from Tippecanoe and Benton counties were called to the scene.

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Iroquois County Fair Talent Show winners…

“Jellical Cats” and Mood Swing will represent Iroquois County in Springfield at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fair (IAAF) Convention.

The two local groups, respectively, won the Junior and Senior Division of the Talent Show at the Iroquois County 4-H and Ag Fair (Friday evening).

The locals will entertain at the IAAF Convention in Springfield next January.

The 4-H Center was the setting at the Crescent City fairgrounds. Twelve talent show acts performed at the 45th Iroquois County Fair Talent Show.

The “Jellical Cats” were purring their way onto the stage. Lily Anderson, London Clark, Lillian Eheart, Annika Greene, Addie Kingdon, Kasyn Legan, Madelyn Loy and Rae Stucki meowed to Jellical Cats”.

Mood Swing with Alexis Krones, Hope Longest , Jessie Page, Taylor Schippert, Madiysn Shambrook and Courtney Thompson provided a tap performance to “In the Mood”.
The Junior Division brought three entries with 1st Place going to the Jellical Cats.

Second place went to “Not About Angles “ consisting of Hope Aaron and Allison Wessels with a contemporary dance duet.

Third place went to Megan Schippert who performed “Anything Goes”.

The Senior Division consisted of five entries. Mood Wing captured 1st place.

Second place went to Sarah Lamping with her rendition of “A Time to Say Goodbye”. Third Place went to “Emergency Taps” a tap duet by Hannah Eheart and Autumn Haskins.
Rounding out the Senior Division was Bailee Arseneau singing “Bound to You” and Taylor Clark singing “When We Were Young”.

Emcee Jayne Henrichs introduced the acts as they took the stage. The Future Stars of Iroquois County Division winners is, “Hear Here Hero’s” consisting of Brycea Brown, Cabery Brown, Maggie Dictke, Gabby Gunther, Lillie Harris, Livia Kollman and Bailey Rader, they entered our hearts with a shown stopping tap number “Wonder Women/Super Hero.”

In the Junior Showmanship Division “Jungle Boogie” took first Place. Performing in this group was Danielle Germain, Raegan Gooding, Owen Heuring, Tanikqua Holmes, Kirstyn Lucht, Kennedy Oster, Makenna Pankey, Haylie Peck, Oliva Simons, Elizabeth Wittenborn and Brynlee Wright.

The Senior Showmanship division included two entries. Ellaine Hibbert won the contest with her Musical Theater Dance to “Hot Honey Rag” and second place went to Jordyn Ward with her vocal solo to “Orange Colored Sky”.

The first place winners in both the Junior and Senior Divisions will represent Iroquois County at the State Fair Talent Show in January 2017.

Judges for this contest were Jill Pope, Karen Thornsbourgh and Gloria Sanders.

As the judges tabulated the scores, the audience was entertained by “Revival”, local trio, consisting of Kena Clark, Jayne Henrichs and Mendi Wolfe.

The Fair Talent show committee consists of Pat Ward, Chairperson, Pamela Hibbert, and Gary Cahoe.

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