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2021 Livestock Sale Champions of the Iroquois County Fair

Grand Champion Steer shown by Taylor Talbert, a member of Danforth Blue Ribbon and Iroquois West FFA brought $10,000. Buyer’s were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Conley & Scherf Cattle, Donaldson Equipment, Wischmier Trucking, Manahan Farms, State Representative Tom Bennett, Umbarger Feeds, Walder Farms, Federated Bank, Dralle’s of Watseka, Gray Transport, Mowrey Auction Co, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Duis Farms, Rapp Surface Drainage, Zumwalt Aviation, John & Mary Blake, Terry Burton Farm Management AHW, Chad Markley Farms & Trucking

 

Reserve Grand Champion Steer was shown by Adaline Eisenman, a member of Fountain Creek Stitch ‘N Do and brought $4,500. Buyer’s were Gifford State Bank, United Prairie, Golden Harvest, Dean Eisenmann, JDE Ag, Eisenmann Farms

 

Reserve Grand Champion Born & Raised Steer was shown by Raegan Gooding, a member of Sheldon Square Shooters and Watseka FFA was sold for $2,700. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Pence Oil Company, Iroquois Federal.

 

Champion Market Heifer was shown by Alaina Scher, a member of Watseka Wild Clovers and Watseka FFA for $2,000. Buyers were J & J Farms, First Trust & Savings Bank, Forestier Farms, Value Partners, Citizens State Bank, C & C Plumbing & Heating Inc, United Prairie, D & E Insurance, Iroquois Federal Pence Oil Company

 

Champion Angus Steer Was shown by Brayden Walder, of Fountain Creek 4-H Producers and sold for $1,500. Buyers were ProHarvest Seeds, Nutrien Ag Solutions Mowrey Auction Co, Goodwine COOP, Walder Farms.

 

Champion Beef Premierre was shown by Ben Schleef, of Woodworth Kountry Klovers and brought $3,000. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Farm Credit Services, United Prairie, Pence Oil Company.

 

Reserve Champion Maine Anjou Steer was shown by Gracie Schleef, of Woodworth Kountry Klovers and Iroquois West FFA and brought $3,000. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Farm Credit Services, United Prairie, Pence Oil Company.

 

Champion Meat Pen of Rabbits was shown by Owen Pree of Country Kickers and brought $1,000. Buyers were Eugene & Judith Miller, Iroquois Federal, Miller Brothers Farms, Nutrien Ag Solutions.

 

Grand Champion 4-H Wether Goat was shown by Caris White, of Sheldon Square Shooters and brought $1,100. Buyers were Syngery Seed, AgriGold Hybrids, ProHarvest Seeds, Harpster Farms, State Representative Tom Bennett.

 

Champion FFA Wether Goat was shown by Weston Lareau of Donovan Ag and Donovan FFA and brought $$800. Buyer was Kentland Elevator & Supply.

 

Reserve Grand Champion FFA Wether was shown by Paiton Lareau, of Donovan Ag & Donovan FFA and Brought $700.00. Buyers were Donovan Farmers Co-op Elevator Inc, Iroquois Farmers State Bank.

 

Grand Champion FFA Pen of Poultry was shown by Sam Pree, of Country Kickers and Iroquois West FFA and brought $1,000. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Eugene & Judith Miller, Iroquois Federal, Miller Brothers Farms.

 

Grand Champion Pen of Poultry was shown by Hannah True, of Milks Grove Challengers and sold for $800. Buyer was Chebanse Ag Inc

 

Champion Turkey was shown by Riley Klump, of Crescent City Barnbangers and Iroquois West FFA. Buyers were Iroquois Federal, Wheatfield Grain, United Prairie.

 

Champion Pen Of Waterfowl was shown by James Ritter, of Milks Grove Challengers and brought $1,100. Buyers were Chebanse Ag, Inc and Bob Landis.

 

Grand Champion Overall Barrow was shown by Jacob Weakley of Sheldon Square Shooters and brought $2,400. Buyers were Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Iroquois Paving Corporation, Plumb Mart of Watseka, Dralle’s of Watseka, Gooding Seed Service, Nita Dubble, TG Farms, Cutting Edge Genetics, Borchers Equipment, Dan Yates Show Pigs, Pioneer Seeds.

 

Grand Champion FFA Barrow was shown by Clayton Gullquist, of Milks Grove Challengers, Clifton Central FFA and brought $3,325. Buyers were Chebanse Ag Inc, Kleinert Farms, Weber Livestock, Kregel Genetics, Country Financial – Nate Henrichs, Anderson Farms, Mary Carol’s Unique Weddings, Dolly Dieter, Gulliquist Livestock, Nordmeyer Farms, Knauth Showpigs.

 

Reserve Grand Champion Overall Barrow was shown by Dallas Behrends, of Milks Grove Challengers and sold for $1,800. Buyers were Anderson Farms, Solid Ground Management, RK Farms, BG Customs, Behrends Farms, Iroquois Federal.

 

Champion Berkshire Barrow was shown by Kirstyn Lucht, of Milford Sugar Creek, Milford FFA and sold for $1,000. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Mowrey Auction Co., First Trust & Savings Bank.

 

Chester White Barrow was shown by Dexter Nordmeyer, of Chebanse Little Ducks and sold for $2,000. Buyers were Chebanse Ag Inc., Darrin Goldtrap, Becks Hybrids, Gullquist Livestock.

 

Champion Hampshire Barrow was shown by Addyson Chandler, of Danforth Blue Ribbon, Iroquois West FFA and sold for $2,251. Buyers were Buckley State Bank, Weber Trucking, Cissna Park Coop Grain, Helena Chemical Co, Nextgen Ag Services LLC, Core & Main, Weber Fertilizer.

 

Champion Poland Barrow was shown by Kaleb Suchaczewski, of Milks Grove Challengers and sold for $700. Buyers were Pence Oil, C & C Plumbing & Heating Inc.

 

Champion Spot Barrow was shown by Sidney Kestler-Seyfert, of Milford Sugar Creek and sold for $2,450. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Mowrey Auction Co., Castognia Tractor Inc, WOW Farms Inc

 

Champion AOB Barrow was shown by Kandace Behrends, of Milks Grove Challengers for $500. Buyers were Mowrey Auction, Steve Jones Auctioneer.

 

Champion Dairy Feeder Calf was shown by Jacob Quick, of Country Kickers and sold for $1,000. Buyers were Chebanse Ag, Inc., Cutting Edge Genetics, Becks Hybrids, Bob Landis.

 

Reserve Grade Holstein was shown by Colin McGehee, of Danforth Blue Ribbon and sold for $1,100. Buyers were Animal Medical Center of Gilman, Janie’s Farm.

 

Grand Champion 4-H Wether Sheep was shown by Zach Gerling, of Danforth Blue Ribbon and sold for $1,600. Buyers were Weber Trucking, Weber Livestock.

 

Grand Champion FFA Wether Sheep was shown by Elizabeth Poskin, of Milks Grove Challengers, Clifton Central FFA and sold for $800. Buyers were K & C Elliot Farms, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Janie’s Farm, McCullough Implement

 

Grand Champion 4-H Market Ewe Lamb was shown by Bryce Hensler, of Ashkum GO-Getters and sold for $1,200. Buyers were Syngery Seed, Borchers Equipment, Cabery Fertilizer, Fratco Inc., K & C Elliot Farms, Pool Covers Pros, Inc.

 

Reserve Champion FFA Wether Sheep was shown by Lizzie Kleinert, of Ashkum Chargers, Clifton Central FFA and sold for $1,200. Buyers were Pat Cooksey Trucking, Syngery Seed, Central Body Repair, Meyer Agency,Inc, Ken’s Truck Repair, Inc., Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Chebanse Ag, Inc, Iroquois Federal, ProHarvest

 

Champion 4-H Carcass was shown by Clare Peters, of Danforth Blue Ribbon and sold for $1,350. Buyers were Synergy Seeds, Fratco Inc., Coops Construction Co, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Haley Bros Excavating, K & C Elliot Farms, Janie’s Mill.

Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 7/26/21

As of 07/26/21, there have been 2,783 confirmed cases and 520 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County. There have been 54 new cases since our last update on 07/19/2021.

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Iroquois County individuals. The Delta variant is approximately 60% more contagious than the alpha variants of COVID-19.

ICPHD will share COVID-19 case updates on a weekly basis. Additional data on Iroquois County COVID-19 case metrics can be found at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

 

 

Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know, I would be happy to help.

 

Iroquois County Covid 19 Vaccination Clinics

L – The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, will be hosting the following Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic, available by appointment or walk-in, for Illinois residents age 12 and older. ? Wednesday, July 28, 2021; 7-9 AM ? Wednesday, August 4, 2021; 7-9 AM ? Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 7-9 AM ? Thursday, July 22, 2021; 4-6 PM ? Thursday, July 29, 2021; 4-6 PM Second doses will be scheduled at the time of your first dose appointment. To schedule your appointment, visit our website (https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department) or Facebook page for online registration, or call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483 to schedule over the phone. Please note that individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the time of vaccination. At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation from the individual’s primary care physician will not be required. The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance on the south side of the building. Please do not attend if you do not feel well the day of this clinic or are in isolation or quarantine. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. If you are unable to attend this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available. As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department. The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider.  

Iroquois County police news 7/21/21

On July 12 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Ashely Johnson, 35, of Danville. According to police reports, Johnson was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for residential burglary and theft over $500. Johnson was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On July 14 Brandon J. Wood, 37, was arrested at the Iroquois County Courthouse. According to police reports, Wood was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for theft. Wood was taken over to the Iroquois County where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On July 15, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Caleb a. Langenfeld, 20, of Champaign. According to police reports, Langenfeld was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for possession of narcotic equipment. Langenfeld was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond.

 

On July 15 H Harold P. Wright, 51, Watseka, turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail to serve a sentence for DUI.

 

On July 17 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single-vehicle accident that occurred on County Road 2000 N approximately one-quarter mile east of State Route 1. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Donna C. Hoover Shuper, 59, of Watseka, was westbound on 2000 N east of the railroad tracks. Three deer entered the roadway from the north and Shuper swerved to avoid them, entering the south ditch and striking a culvert. The vehicle sustained more than $!,500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

 

On July 17 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a two-vehicle accident in Ashkum on East Main Street between front Street and Second Street. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Kimberly A. Kleinert, 52, Ashkum, was backing out of a parking spot on East Main Street. A vehicle being driven by Patrice L. Schoolman, 41, of Herscher, was eastbound on East Main Street and stopped to wait for a vehicle to pull out of another parking sport. Kleinert did not see Schoolman stop and backed into her vehicle causing more than $1,500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued

The Iroquois County Public Health Department supports back-to-school guidance released by the CDC, IDPH, and ISBE.

Guidance from these sources includes: ? Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. ? CDC recommends schools maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students within classrooms, combined with indoor mask wearing by people who are not fully vaccinated, to reduce transmission risk. When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, such as when schools cannot fully re-open while maintaining these distances, it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as indoor masking. ? Screening testing, ventilation, handwashing, and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick and getting tested, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and cleaning and disinfection are also important layers of prevention to keep schools safe. ? Many schools serve children under the age of 12 who are not eligible for vaccination currently. Therefore, this guidance emphasizes implementing layered prevention strategies (masking, distancing, testing) to protect people who are not fully vaccinated. Source: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/news/illinois-department-public-health-adopts-cdc-covid-19-preventionschool-guidance. In summary, schools should continue COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including masking when indoors. Masking can be optional for those providing proof that they are fully vaccinated. For more information regarding CDC guidance for COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html. Due to the presence of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Iroquois County and low COVID-19 vaccination rate among Iroquois County residents, ICPHD will continue following a 10-day isolation period for all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and reverting to a 14-day quarantine for all non-vaccinated individuals identified as a close contact to an individual testing positive for COVID-19. Those fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine if they are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case. If you can, please get vaccinated. Vaccine is now widely available for ages 12 and older. The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) has COVID-19 vaccine available by appointment MondayFriday; 9 AM- 3:30 PM. To schedule an appointment call 815-432-2483. Please note that individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the time of vaccination. 

Watseka City Wide August Garage Sales

Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the 2021 Fall City Wide garage sales to be held Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th . The chamber flyer continues to eliminate driving all over town to find your bargains and give you an alphabetized street guide with the homeowner’s sale hours. The fee is $5 which will be used to advertise the event. Final lists will be available for pick up at local banks, gas stations and additional businesses throughout Watseka. Lists can also be printed from the Chamber website www.watsekachamber.org or Facebook page. Registration forms are required to be included on the Chamber flyer and can be picked up at the Chamber office 110 S. Third Street, Watseka Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9a-4p, or downloaded from the chamber’s website or Facebook page. The form and payment must be submitted to the Chamber office in person or by mail no later than August 1st to be included on the flyer. The Chamber will not be held responsible for forms lost or received after the specified date. Absolutely NO call ins will be accepted. Once the form has been submitted to the Chamber office, no refunds or changes will be permitted - this is a rain or shine event. Though no registration with the city or a city permit is required, participants must follow city guidelines including not attaching signs to the utility poles throughout town. The WACC recommends all Garage sale participants follow the required safety procedures currently in place by the IDPH. For questions or further information on Chamber events, call Amanda at the Chamber office 815-432-2416.

Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 7/20/21

As of 07/19/21 there have been 2,739 confirmed cases and 510 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County. There have been 41 new cases since our last update on 07/12/2021.

 

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Iroquois County individuals. The Delta variant is approximately 60% more contagious than the alpha variants of COVID-19.

 

ICPHD will share COVID-19 case updates on a weekly basis. Additional data on Iroquois County COVID-19 case metrics can be found at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

 

Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

Iroquois County Pipeline Update

Marathon Pipe Line (MPL) responders continue cleanup and remediation activities after a third party struck and damaged an MPL 12-inch gasoline pipeline in Iroquois County on Wednesday afternoon. Upon detecting the release, MPL immediately shut down and isolated the pipeline and deployed resources and personnel to contain the release and initiate cleanup activities. No one was injured due to the initial breech, and all residences within the vicinity of the incident have been notified. MPL set up a command post and deployed numerous work crews and assets from across neighboring states. MPL’s deployment includes more than 130 responders, several vacuum trucks, frac tanks, tanker trucks, excavators, and other miscellaneous equipment and materials. MPL, US EPA, & IL EPA have been working closely to prevent further spread of the released gasoline, as well as to ensure appropriate environmental cleanup. The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) is also working with MPL to have local private water supplies tested as a precaution and there have been no adverse issues identified. Gasoline has reached a field ditch, where it has been contained by several booms and is being removed. At this time, no gasoline has been observed in nearby Spring Creek. Environmental cleanup will continue for some time, during which all entities involved will continue to work together to restore the immediate area. The pipeline itself has been repaired. Approximately 1200 barrels of gasoline was spilled and is being recovered and removed.

Iroquois County Rodeo Cancelled

Due to the inclement weather The Latting Rodeo for this evening has been cancelled.  The Draft Horse morning classes will be held in the Beef Show Barn. The Draft Horse Hitches will be held in the parking lot north of the sale barn.  The Livestock Sale will still be in the Sale Barn! 

Release of gasoline from A pipeline in Iroquois County

Marathon Pipe Line (MPL) personnel are responding to a release of gasoline from one of its pipelines in Iroquois County, Illinois.   MPL has shut down and isolated the pipeline and has deployed resources and personnel to contain the release and initiate clean-up activities. Gasoline has reached a field ditch but has been contained upstream of Spring Creek.  MPL is conducting air monitoring as a precaution. There have been no injuries reported as a result of the release. MPL’s top priority during its response is to protect the safety of the responders, members of the public, and the environment. Relevant regulatory agencies, US and IL EPA,  have been notified and are supporting. Information is not yet available on the volume of product that has been released.  The cause of the release is believed to be the result of third party activities.

Woodland man charged with rape

A Woodland man who allegedly raped a co-worker in the back of a work truck is being held in the Champaign County Jail.

 

Isaiah R. Allen, 24, was charged Monday with aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for acts he is alleged to have committed with a 16-year-old girl on June 10.

 

According to a Champaign County sheriff’s investigator’s report, the teen showed up at the Carle Hospital emergency room that evening, saying that she had been sexually assaulted by an older coworker with whom she was working as an assistant.

 

 

In the package delivery truck earlier that day, he allegedly asked her questions of a sexual nature, then talked her into getting in the back of the truck and performed different sex acts on her and with her while in the parking lot of a gas station in north Champaign.

 

The day after the alleged attack, Allen told police the sex was consensual and he thought the girl was 18.

 

She was interviewed by a trained professional at the Children’s Advocacy Center June 24 and gave details of the assault, including that she had told Allen she was 16, that she told him several times to stop because he was hurting her, and that Allen told her not to tell anyone about the encounter.

 

Interviewed a second time, Allen reportedly told the investigator he had sex with the girl and knew she was only 16.

 

Allen is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on Aug. 17. He’s being held in lieu of $350,000 bond.

 

If convicted of the most serious of the charges, Allen faces six to 30 years in prison.

Newton County Fair Queen Crowned

QUEEN - CARLY JAMES

1ST RUNER UP HANNAH VANDERWALL

COGENIALITY - HANNAH VANDERWALL

 

 

MISS TEEN - ALEXXYS STANDISH

IST RUNNER UP - ADDYSYN STANDISH

 

PHOTOGENIC - ALEXXYS STANDISH

PEOPLES CHOICE - ABBY HAMILTON

Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 7/13/21

As of 07/12/21 there have been 2,705 confirmed cases and 503 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County. There have been 24 new cases since our last update on 07/05/2021.

 

Going forward, ICPHD will share COVID-19 case updates on a weekly basis. Additional data on Iroquois County COVID-19 case metrics can be found at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

 

Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

ICPHD Covid-19 Vaccine Available by Appointment

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) has COVID-19 vaccine available by appointment 
Monday-Friday; 9 AM- 3:30 PM. To schedule an appointment call 815-432-2483. 
Please note that individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the time of 
vaccination. At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Pregnant/breastfeeding individuals will 
need to bring written documentation from their Physician to receive the vaccine.
Individuals are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Please do not attend if you do not feel well the day 
of this clinic or are in isolation or quarantine. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social 
distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to 
allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. 
The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about 
the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For 
individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medical provider. 

 

Iroquois County police news 7/12/21

On July 6 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Jose D. Melendez Cruz, 39, of Momence. According to police reports, Cruz was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a possession of meth under 5 grams charge. Cruz was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond.

On July 6 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Amanda J. Bonior, 30, of Manteno, at the Iroquois County Courthouse for obstructing indentification. Bonior was taken to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond.

On July 6, Antonietta Spina, 52, Milford, was arrested at the Iroquois County Courthouse on an Iroquois County warrant for battery. Spina was taken to the Iroquois county Jail where she posted the required bond.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Brady R. Watson, 23, of Danville, July 8. According to police reports, Watson was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle. Watson was transported to the Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond.

 

ICPHD to host Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, will be hosting the following Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic, available by appointment or walk-in, for Illinois residents age 12 and older. ? Wednesday, July 14, 2021; 7-9 AM Wednesday, July 21, 2021; 7-9 AM ? Wednesday, July 28, 2021; 7-9 AM ? Thursday, July 15, 2021; 4-6 PM Thursday, July 22, 2021; 4-6 PM ? Thursday, July 29, 2021; 4-6 PM Second doses will be scheduled at the time of your first dose appointment. To schedule your appointment, visit our website (https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department) or Facebook page for online registration, or call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483 to schedule over the phone. Please note that individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the time of vaccination. At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation from the individual’s primary care physician will not be required. The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance on the south side of the building. Please do not attend if you do not feel well the day of this clinic or are in isolation or quarantine. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. If you are unable to attend this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available. As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department. The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider.

ISP Traffic Crash Alert on I-57

WHAT: One Unit Personal Injury Traffic Crash
WHERE: Interstate 57 southbound near milepost 310, Kankakee County
WHEN: July 6, 2021 at approximately 7:24 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit 1- 2010 Black Honda CRV
DRIVER: Unit 1- Minor, 17-year old female of Paxton, IL (Transported to a local 
area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)
PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was 
traveling southbound on Interstate 57 near milepost 310. Unit 1, for 
unknown reasons, lost control and veered off the roadway to the right. 
Unit 1 overturned before coming to rest on its roof.

Illinois State Police Announce Results of Recent Enforcement Patrols

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Don Harsy, announces the results of Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrols held in Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford Counties on June 28, 2021. This program provided extra patrol coverage for ISP officers to focus on saving lives and reducing serious crashes by enforcing distracted driving laws. Violations Enforcement Activity Hand-held phone/device citations 13 Texting while driving citations 2 Other types of distracted driving citations 0 Total distracted driving citations 15 Total distracted driving written warnings 0 Total of all citations 33 Total of all written warnings 10 The extra enforcement patrols were made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

 

– Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announces the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held in Kankakee County on July 2, 2021. Violations Enforcement Activity Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations 1 Other Alcohol/Drug Citations 3 Occupant Restraint Offenses 2 Registration Offenses 0 Driver’s License Offenses 3 Insurance Violations 1 Total Citations/Arrests 25 Total Written Warnings 20 Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

 

Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 7/7/21

As of 07/05/21 there have been 2,681 confirmed cases and 503 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County. There have been 11 new cases since our last update on 06/28/2021.

Going forward, ICPHD will share COVID-19 case updates on a weekly basis. Additional data on Iroquois County COVID-19 case metrics can be found at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19

 

 

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Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

 

Iroquois Memorial Hospital Announces 2021 Auxiliary Scholarship Winners

- Iroquois Memorial Hospital is excited to announce that the winners of the 2021 Auxiliary Scholarships are: Madison Bauer, Natalie Schroeder, Monica Van Hoveln, and Anna Wesslund. Madison Bauer is the daughter of Barry and Jody Bauer. She will be attending Indiana State University where she will be studying Doctor of Physical Therapy. Natalie Schroeder is the daughter of Paul and Amy Schroeder. She will be attending Aurora University, where she will study Nursing. Monica Van Hoveln is the daughter of Doug and Jeanne Van Hoveln. She will be attending the University of Iowa and studying Speech Language Pathology. Anna Wesslund is the daughter of Jason and Lana Wesslund. She will be attending Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and studying Nursing. The scholarships are awarded to students who reside within the IMH service area and can provide documentation that they have been accepted into an accredited Allied Health Program. Allied Health Programs include a wide-range of professions including, but not limited to: Doctor of Medicine, Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse, Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapist, Pharmacist, Athletic Trainer, and Laboratory or X-ray Technician. Consideration is also given to students who are currently enrolled in an Allied Health Program and are in good standing with their college or university and are earning passing grades. About IMH Auxiliary The Iroquois Hospital Women's Auxiliary was organized on September 13, 1949, with43 charter members from the communities served by the Iroquois Hospital. This Auxiliary was formed with the approval of the Board of Trustees, the Administrator of the Iroquois Hospital, and under the guidance of the Lake View Hospital Auxiliary in Danville. Memberships in the Illinois Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association were acquired immediately and active participation on both district and state levels began. The Auxiliary remains an active member in the Illinois Hospital Association. In May 1971, the name of the Auxiliary was changed to Iroquois Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to comply with the official change in the name of the Hospital. Over the years the Auxiliary has donated over $850,000 that has been used to purchase equipment, furnishings for the Hospital and Resident Home, and for financial pledges towards construction projects. There are presently 118 members of the IMH Auxiliary. The current board members are LouWonna Snodgrass, President; Rhonda Pence, 1st Vice President; Mary Ann Kiefer, 2nd Vice President; Brenna Johnson, Treasurer; and Cheryl Geiger, Secretary. About Iroquois Memorial Hospital Serving more than 50,000 people annually in east-central Illinois and west-central Indiana, Iroquois Memorial Hospital (IMH) is a 25-bed hospital located in Watseka, Illinois. The hospital facility is comprised of clinical and diagnostic services dedicated to providing high quality health care services to the community. These services include, but are not limited to, an Emergency Room, Prompt Care, full service OR suites, an inpatient care unit, therapy services, advanced medical imaging, Home Health, and Hospice Care. The hospital operates rural health clinics in Watseka, IL; Gilman, IL; Milford, IL and Kentland, IN. The hospital also operates a skilled nursing facility, Iroquois Resident Home, which is attached to the hospital property

Watseka Police News 7/2/21

Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of 8th and Cherry at 7:52 p.m. Arrested during the stop was Kyle Warner, 29, Crescent City, for driving on a suspended license, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment. He was taken to the county jail. 

 

Police responded to a property damage accident in the 400 block of East Cherry Street at 12:44 p.m. According to police reports, a 2015 Nissan operated by Claire Curry, Watseka, was backing from a private drive when she struck a parked 2011 Volkswagen owned by Joseph Jaskula, also from Watseka. Damage was estimated at more than $1,500 and no citations or injuries were reported.

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