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High Winds Damage Crops Tuesday

TONICA – Gusty winds associated with a storm that had warnings issued by the National Weather Service flattened corn and knocked over a power pole Tuesday evening. No significant damage to homes or structures was reported, but some smaller tree limbs were blown down.  

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Vacant Home Burns Wednesday Morning

STREATOR – An early morning fire engulfed the back part of a vacant house on the southeast side of Streator Wednesday morning. After midnight the Streator Fire Department was called to the 1100 block of Arthur Street and found a two story home with heavy fire and smoke visible. No injuries

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Paw Paw Consolidation Meeting Thursday

PAW PAW – The Paw Paw Board of Education will hold a special board meeting in conjunction with the Indian Creek Board tomorrow. The meeting will be held to present the findings from the feasibility study concerning the possibility of decommissioning Paw Paw High School and sending those

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Dog Park to Open in Streator

STREATOR – The Hardscrabble Lions Club Dog park will have its ceremonial opening tomorrow in Streator. The Lions Club will host the ribbon-cutting event at 3 p.m. Thursday, at 820 James Street at the corner of IL and James Street. The event will have light refreshments, and of course, dog

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Barn demolition bids sought for IVCC

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College board has agreed to seek bids for the demolition of a former dairy barn near the south entrance of its Oglesby campus. In 2017, the board’s facilities committee recommended taking the barn down due to its deteriorating structure. Demolition

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Fatal single vehicle crash near Granville

GRANVILLE – A Princeton man is dead after being ejected from his car near Granville Monday night. Putnam County Sheriffs, PCEMS and multiple fire departments were called shortly before 7 p.m. for a reported single vehicle car crash on Illinois Highway 71.  The driver, 37-year-old Malcolm

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