Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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This Friday’s football game at Iroquois West against Momence will give individuals and businesses an opportunity to donate to “Nothing Down” a non-profit organization co-founded by Julie Wilson and Shannon Daughtry three years ago in an effort to change the way the world views Down Syndrome.


Harvest Daze takes place on the museum grounds, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka. The event kicks-off with a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the Red Barn, which is on the east side of the museum. Payment will be accepted in cash or check only.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
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Gilman-Danforth District Library will be having a  Fairy tale themed Escape Room starting on Super Saturday, Sept. 11 and running until Sept. 25. This escape room is the easiest level and meant to be enjoyed by everyone, but especially young children. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Pictured above are some of the new hires at Iroquois West: left to right, Jeffery Sheehan, Teri Tincher, Tyler Bontrager, Elaina O’Hara, Stephanie Armantrout, Susie Legan, Emma Gorbett, Mari Guzman, Taylor Cultra, Jennifer Nitsche, Maxine Newberry, Jillian King, Marisol Melgoza, Rene Sier, R…

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There was a long and hard discussion Monday night among both Iroquois West board members and parents in the audience who have different thoughts about the wisdom and usefulness of protective masks to fight off the Covid pandemic, but in the end the IW board decided it was time to go with the…

Wednesday, August 04, 2021
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Wednesday, July 07, 2021
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The Piper City Public Library wrapped up their 2-week Summer Reading Program on June 24th. The theme this year was, “Reading Colors Your World”. There was a total of 15 children who attended. The age categories were Pre-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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The Gilman city council is serving notice to golf cart owners that they need to register and to parents that they dare not let underaged drivers behind the wheel of their golf carts.

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Gilman had previously applied for an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program to upgrade the business district along Central Street and fallen short. So the city council decided to do some additional prep work in hopes that would help the town’s chances and the effort paid off –Gilman is …

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Ronald and Judith (Albrecht) Borchers of Crescent City will celebrate their 60th anniversary. The couple was married April 30, 1961, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Entries for the Iroquois County Fair Talent Show are available on the website: Auditions are open to anyone age twenty-one or younger who live or go to school in Iroquois County.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Wednesday, February 03, 2021

The Crescent City town board met Feb. 1. Cathy Christensen, clerk, took roll call with the following trustees responding: Jim Sorensen, Kim Rabe, Steve Carley, Dennis Ritzma and Joe Belott. Also attending were: Emily Schunke of the Crescent-Iroquois Foundation; treasurer, Carolyn Rapp; and v…

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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
Wednesday, January 29, 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.