The city council of Gilman had its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on June 10. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rick Theesfeld. Council members who were present were Bill Kraft, Mike McGehee, Randy Eimen, Fred Voigt, John Elliott, and Steve Fancher.

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There’s something about horses which seem to capture people’s hearts – they’re loyal, trusting, understanding and, if you’re lucky, they can become your best friend and provide a lot of enjoyment. That’s the way it is for equestrian Emma Klopp, 9-year-old daughter of Jason and Carrie Klopp, …

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The 27th annual History on Parade was presented by seven 4th grade students plus a guest (Bob Sorensen) in the Crescent City Grade School gym on May 17. The event is an assignment given by teacher Jody Munsterman and the grand finale is the parade featuring floats and the students dressed to…

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First responders from throughout Iroquois County were invited to a Live Line Demo, sponsored by Corn Belt Energy, last week at the Crescent-Iroquois Fire Protection District fire house. First responders include police, firemen, and ambulance and emergency medical services personnel. More tha…

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The Watseka Park District, with the help of the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce and Girl Scout Troop 2529, kicked off summer fun with a showing of Cars 3 Wednesday evening.

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Many teachers and students have varied events and activities at the end of the school year which add to the busy schedule of getting ready for summer break. Crescent City Grade School’s 4th grade teacher, Jody Munsterman, and her students are no exception. With keeping an annual event, the s…

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Originally, the Crescent City Grade School Class of 2019 was scheduled to receive diplomas on May 23; however, with the storm which moved through the area the night before, and with much of the area without electricity, graduation was moved to May 28. Eight class members received their diplo…

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NEWTON/JASPER COUNTY — The animal rights group Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released a video and a series of statements Tuesday, showing the mistreatment of animals at Fair Oaks Farms.

DALLAS - The 22-year-old man who opened fire Monday morning on the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas had shared images and a video of weapons on social media in recent days. Brian Isaack Clyde, who authorities confirmed was the gunman, served in the Army for two years. Soldiers who served with Clyde said he came from a family of military veterans and often participated in war ...

NEW YORK - Attorney Michael Avenatti will face trial Nov. 12 after being charged with trying to shake down Nike, a judge ordered Tuesday. Prosecutors expect the trial will last roughly a week. Avenatti is accused of demanding around $25 million from Nike and threatening to go public with allegations the shoe giant made secret payments to high school athletes. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew ...

PHILADELPHIA - Federal authorities Tuesday seized more than 16 tons of cocaine from a cargo ship docked at the Port of Philadelphia - a massive haul they estimated was worth more than $1 billion and described as one of the largest busts in the nation's history. The contraband was discovered in several shipping containers aboard a vessel bound for Europe and arriving from prior stops in Chile, ...

WASHINGTON - Mark Esper has been an Army officer, congressional staffer and corporate lobbyist. Now the Army secretary is the third person President Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Pentagon. In two tweets Tuesday afternoon, Trump announced that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was out after six months on the job and Esper was promoted to the post, at least temporarily. A former ...