Wednesday, July 08, 2020
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 The board of the Iroquois County Historical Society has voted to cancel this year’s Harvest Daze due to the pandemic. The event usually takes place the first weekend of October.

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Anyone interested in playing high school golf at Iroquois West High School this fall should contact Coach Grant Meyer at to get signed up.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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The Iroquois County Historical Society will begin sponsoring the Farmers’ Market today, Wednesday, June 24, on the grounds of the Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka. This is free to those who want to participate.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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The Iroquois County Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Gilman Chamber of Commerce, held its annual meeting Monday night at Inside/Out where they ate a meal catered by the Longbranch.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
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Come join us for a night of great jazz music on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00. We will hear from the IWMS jazz band, IWHS jazz band, and the IWHS jazz choir. 

On Saturday, November 9th, the Ashkum Go-Getters 4-H club met at the Ashkum Catholic Church hall. Present were 23 members, 8 cloverbuds, 7 leaders and 11 guests. The Health and Safety report was given by Haley Behrends and Laney Bussian on how much sleep you should get.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Police are investigating the damage to a memorial bench at the Danforth Cemetery which apparently occurred last Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, after being struck by a vehicle.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
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The Iroquois County Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Gilman Chamber of Commerce) says help is needed to continue the Super Saturday celebration which is typically held the Saturday after Labor Day each fall.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Every year when the Gilman council gets its bill from the county for the city’s share of 911 communication expenses, it’s like looking at an old wound that won’t heal and continues to fester.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Iroquois West Runnin’ Raiders boys team finished 7th out of 20 full teams at the Lisle Sectional this past Saturday. Advancing to the State meet held in Peoria at Detweiller Park this coming Saturday are, Sophomore, Lucas Alvarez and Senior, Max Grant. Both placed in the top 25, and were…

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
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The family of Frank and Elsie Miller will hold their annual reunion at Danforth Park on Sunday, July 8.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015
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My husband Ed and I would like to publicly thank our church families, friends and relatives, for their gracious giving, loving thoughts and prayers. I too thank God everyday, because you’re all a part of my life. I pray that God will abundantly bless you all. Thanks to my daughter and my gra…

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dear John (Boma) I have started this letter 10-15 times but simply don’t know what to say. He was one of the inspirational figures in my life and I just can’t seem to deal with the struggle he faced. I can’t imagine what he went through; I know I would have given up once I heard the diagnosi…

Friday, September 12, 2014
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The Danforth village board has been unable to find any firms to handle the motor fuel tax street project which the town had sent out for bids this year.

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Emmylou Geraldine Kraft was baptized at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Gilman at the worship service Sunday, September 7. Officiating was Pastor Peter Hinrich.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner. This year, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame.

The Danforth Blue Ribbon 4-H and Cloverbud Club held a meeting on June 2, at the Danforth Community Hall. Reminders were given that fair entries are due and many members turned theirs in. State fair entry forms are due on July 1.

Proud parents Zachary and Kristin Borchers welcomed their first child, Bridon Zachary Borchers, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8:36 a.m., at Carle Hospital in Urbana. Bridon weighed six pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.

The Danforth American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 367 is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Albrecht, a junior at Iroquois West High School, has been selected to attend the 74th session of Illini Girls State, June 15th-21. Elizabeth will join more than 500 young women from across the state at Ea…

Members of the Danforth Historical Society have been actively studying local cemeteries, attempting to inventory and document ancestors before early stones deteriorate beyond readability and recognition.

The Gilman Women’s Club will sponsor “Drive for your Community” which is a free test drive of a brand new Ford automobile. There will be between 10 and 12 new Fords available on Super Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The test drive site will be located on Central Street in fro…

Riley Elizabeth Schroeder is a member of the 2014 graduating class at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL. The ceremony was held on May 10, at the SIU Arena . Riley received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. She is in the Management Training Program with Sherwin Williams …