Mayor Mark Rabe called the Aug. 3 meeting of the Crescent City village board to order at 6:58 p.m. Cathy Crego, clerk, took roll call with all trustees present: Steve Carley, Scott Dirks, Joe Belott, Dennis Ritzma, Kim Rabe and Jim Sorensen. Also present were Amanda Belott, of ERH Enterprise…

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GEORGETOWN — The Vermilion Valley Conference and Sangamon Valley Conference will come together in high school football to form the Vermilion Valley Conference Football Alliance, beginning in t…

With the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors announcing their intended plans and dates for the 2020-21 school sports season on July 29, many changes are being made state…

The Iroquois County Genealogical Society will host its popular “One-on-One” program next week, Aug. 10-14. This program allows individuals who are working on tracing their family lineage to have a seasoned researcher help them with their searches for a two-hour period. The “One-on-One” progr…

Dr. Rod and Susan Yergler, Crescent City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 9, 1980, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Crescent City.

The Watseka Masonic Lodge recently held its 155th Installation of Officers. The Watseka Lodge was established in 1865 and has been serving the community ever since, according to information provided by the lodge members.

The Crescent City Historical Society will be open 1-3 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 2. The CCHS is located in the upstairs of city hall, 400 Main Street. For those who cannot manage the stairs, items will be brought to the first floor area for viewing.