Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs deer accident Nov. 18 on County Road 2900 North near 1800 East. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Paul A. Carpenter, 51, Watseka, was traveling east on 2900 North when a deer entered the roadway. Carpenter was unable to av…

The Board of Education of Crescent-Iroquois Community Unit District #249 met Nov. 16 in the Crescent City Grade School gym. The meeting was called to order around 7 p.m. by board president Steve Massey, who led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Jody Niebuhr took roll call with the followin…

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Several area coaches recently expressed their opinions on the IHSA’s decision to effectively pause the winter sports season until at least the middle of December. The jury had been out on whet…


This year, for the first time ever, the Hawks’ Cross Country team was a co-op between Crescent City Grade School and Watseka’s Glenn Raymond Middle School. Head coach for the team was Heather …

On Nov. 4, the PBL FFA Ag Sales team competed at the District 4 Ag Sales competition. In this contest, members exhibited their skills in the production and marketing of agricultural products through presentations and solving problems both as a team and individually, according to information …

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