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Iroquois County Republican Women’s Club Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Iroquois County Republican Women's Club says applications are currently available for $500 scholarships to be awarded to three Iroquois County graduating female high school seniors. Scholarship applications can be picked up from high school counselors, can be printed off the Club’s Facebook page or email your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Qualifications for Scholarship

·Must be at least a three (3) year resident of Iroquois County

·Must be registered to vote when you are legally able to

·Proof of U.S. Citizenship

A letter of recommendation (minimum of 1, maximum of 5)

·Copy of your most recent school transcript

Academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular/community activities, will be the primary criteria in determining the winner of the scholarship.

Filling Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 1, 2017

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Gilman Chamber Planning to Change Name

The Gilman Chamber of Commerce is planning to change their name to the Iroquois County Chamber of Commerce.

Sarah Schoon, Treasurer of the Gilman Chamber of Commerce, says since there are only three active Chambers in the area, they are making the change to give smaller communities the opportunity to be represented by a Chamber.

The announcement was made at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.

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Learn About Health Care Options in Cissna Park

The University of Illinois Extension, Ford-Iroquois Office, invites the public to attend the free monthly Ford-Iroquois Extension Ag Breakfast on April 5 at 7 a.m. The breakfast will take place at the Ford-Iroquois Extension office at 916 W Seminary Avenue in Onarga.

Pam Armstrong, Advanced Practice Nurse, will be speaking on the importance of primary care in the rural setting and the unique care available in Cissna Park, including family health, physical therapy, behavioral health and personal training. Armstrong is now seeing patients at the Family Health Care of Cissna Park.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the office at 815.268.4051 by noon on Tuesday, April 4.

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Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau is accepting applications for their Foundation Scholarships.

Applications are available at the Farm Bureau office in Gilman and through high school counselors and FFA Advisors.

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must: be a High School Senior graduating in 2017, be a member or a child of a member of the Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau, have plans to study in an agriculture related field, and be a resident of Illinois.

Applications must be completed and returned along with an official High School transcript to the Farm Bureau office by April 3rd.

For more information or an application, contact the Farm Bureau office at 800-424-0756.

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KAMEG Arrests Two Over Weekend

On Sunday around 6:30 p.m., KAMEG agents arrested Anthony L. Boyd, Jr., age 22, and Andre D. Glass, age 23, both of Kankakee. During a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Hammes Avenue in Kankakee, KAMEG Agents recovered a stolen 9mm handgun and 3.7 grams of cannabis from the vehicle. Boyd Jr. was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Boyd was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. Glass was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Glass was additionally charged with obstruction for initially providing false identification. Both individuals were transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.