Suspect in the shooting of a restaurant owner pleads guilty
WATSEKA, Ill. (AP) — A 44-year prison sentence has been handed an eastern Illinois man found guilty in the 2016 death of the owner of a Milford restaurant owner.
IF Bancorp: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
WATSEKA, Ill. (AP) _ IF Bancorp Inc. (IROQ) on Wednesday reported net income of $787,000 in its fiscal second quarter.
The Watseka, Illinois-based bank said it had earnings of 22 cents per share.
The savings and loan holding company posted revenue of $7.7 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $5.5 million, which topped Street forecasts.
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IF Bancorp: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
WATSEKA, Ill. (AP) _ IF Bancorp Inc. (IROQ) on Tuesday reported net income of $934,000 in its fiscal first quarter.
The bank, based in Watseka, Illinois, said it had earnings of 25 cents per share.
The savings and loan holding company posted revenue of $7.7 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $5.7 million, which beat Street forecasts.
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IF Bancorp: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
WATSEKA, Ill. (AP) _ IF Bancorp Inc. (IROQ) on Wednesday reported net income of $497,000 in its fiscal fourth quarter.
The bank, based in Watseka, Illinois, said it had earnings of 14 cents per share.
The savings and loan holding company posted revenue of $7 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $5.4 million, surpassing Street forecasts.
For the year, the company reported profit of $1.7 million, or 47 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $21.6 million.
The 2018 Iroquois River Catfish Tournament will be held from 11 a.m.-noon May 5-6, with check-in and weigh-in at the Iroquois River boat launch on the west side of Watseka, organizer Jason Cahoe announced this week.
Lorraine M. Smith, 75, of Watseka, passed away on Friday (March 30, 2018) at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.
WATSEKA, Ill. (AP) — The former city clerk of the central Illinois community of Gilman has received four years of probation for stealing thousands of dollars of government funds.
Michelle Fancher pleaded guilty to felony theft charge in exchange for the sentence, which also requires her to pay back more than $51,950. Prosecutors dropped a charge of official misconduct in exchange for the plea.
Soil nutrient loss program to be held
The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District will host a workshop on Cover Crops and Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at the SWCD office at 1201 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox.
M. Dale Carley, 91 of Watseka, passed away on Thursday (March 15, 2018) at his home.
He was born Aug. 14, 1926 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, the son of Allen F. and Iva D. (Flesher) Carley. Dale married Mary L. Sodini on Aug. 16, 1951, in Streator. She survives.
Jerry Gibbs could use 2018 as a year to catch his breath.
He probably won't.
The owner of the Watseka-based business who operates the ever-expanding Big R store chain will most certainly keep moving ahead.
Debra Ann Bettermann, 65, of Crescent City, passed away on Tuesday (March 6, 2018) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
She was born May 24, 1952, in Watseka, the daughter of Robert and Valera Meyer Bohlmann. Her father preceded her in death.
When floodwaters started rising along the Iroquois River and Sugar Creek early in the third week of February, Mark Rinehart, of Papineau, headed for Watseka, where three of his four daughters live on streets known to flood — Oak and Hickory.
WATSEKA — Things finally are returning to normal in Iroquois County after recent floodwaters damaged about 200 homes and displaced about 100 people.
Hats off to countless organizations and individuals who joined the fight against recent floodwaters, then, powered the rescue and recovery efforts in three counties inundated by record flooding after heavy rains.
The phone rang, and after a few rings, I answered it at my newsroom desk. It was a cold call, someone seeking publicity for an upcoming event.
While I've had hundreds of these calls throughout my 40-plus years here, this one was a bit different.
As waters in Iroquois County continue to recede, now comes the clean up.
Extreme flooding has caused damage to 200 homes in Watseka, 24 homes in Woodland and eight homes in Milford. About 20 to 50 homes in rural parts of Iroquois County also have been affected.
Major flooding took hold of Watseka on Wednesday.
Time will tell if it has the makings of a January 2008 flood that led to more than 500 residents evacuated and 230 homes evacuated.
"It's rising quickly," Iroquois Management Agency Coordinator Eric Ceci said.
WATSEKA — Iroquois County CUSD 9 schools were dismissing today at 1:15 p.m. and will be closed Thursday due to flooding.
Bonnie L. Lynch, 88, of Watseka, passed away on Saturday (Feb. 17, 2018) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
She was born June 13, 1929, in Colchester, the daughter of Clarence M. and Claire Duncan Scott. Bonnie married Dominic E. Lynch on Aug.16, 1952, in Macomb. He survives.
Lamar Lillard scored his 1,000th point and broke Momence's all-time career scoring record earlier this season. Now, his little, taller brother, Lamarius, is coming for that top spot.
Several local students were recently named to the dean's list at Western Illinois University, including: Tyler Ray Rude, Beaverville, freshman; Tiffanie Diane Williamsen, Beecher, junior; Ashlyn R. Carnes, Bradley, sophomore; Leroy P. Sthay, Bradley, senior; Rebecca Marie Ellis, Braidwood, senior;...
Will-Cook district holding pond workshop
The Will/South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced it will host a pond workshop for Will and South Cook County landowners from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on March 15 at the District Office at 1201 S. Gougar Road in New Lenox.
WATSEKA — A special closed-session Watseka City Council meeting has been set for 9 a.m. Saturday at city hall for the purpose of discussing the current state of its water and sewer system and the future operations of these systems.
Reid E. Storm, 92, of Ashkum, passed away Monday (Feb. 5, 2018) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
He was born May 18, 1925, in Ashkum, the son of Guy and Pearl Wilson Storm. Reid married Ruth Klehm on Dec. 30, 1978, in Carlock. She survives.
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"There was never any doubt" that former Watseka resident Dominic Montalto would win the 2017 Florida Fish and Wildlife commission's five-year-old TrophyCatch competition, Bill Sargent, of the Florida Today newspaper, wrote.
Watseka wrapped up a historic season on Thursday with a 68-45 victory against Dwight to win the SVC conference championship.
Summer Cramer led the way with 21 points. Magan Harris followed with 14 points and seven rebounds, and Mallory Drake had 13 points.
Bernice Irene Clutteur, 95, of Watseka, passed away on Jan. 24, 2017.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1922, at home in Sheldon, the daughter of Roy and Laverna (Dibble) Marshall. Bernice married Hubert Clutteur on Oct. 10, 1942, in Dayton, Ohio.
It was a record setting night in Watseka on Monday, as Summer Cramer notched a whopping 44 points in the Warriors' 77-44 win against Tri-Point.
Dr. R. Kent Swedlund, M.D., 90, of Watseka, passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 23, 2018) at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.
WATSEKA — Sexual assault charges were dismissed against a Paxton man on the day the trial was set to start earlier this month in Iroquois County Court.
Kailei Harms and Christopher Both, both of Watseka, were married on Oct. 7 in the woods in Watseka. The reception was held at The Beef House in Covington, Ind. Pastor Bob Sabo officiated the ceremony.
Matti Lanie erupted for 40 points in Momence's 52-36 Sangamon Valley Conference win against Central on Thursday in front of a home crowd.
Knapp joins Iroquois Federal
Walter H Hasselbring III, president of Iroquois Federal, and Brian Meents, manager of Iroquois Insurance, recently announced that Alex Knapp has joined the Iroquois Insurance team.
Mary Bricker, 93, of Watseka, passed away on Thursday (Dec. 28, 2017) at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.
WATSEKA — Marvin Dillon just finished reading the Weekend Edition of the Daily Journal when the 92-year-old Watseka man got out of his chair and hastily threw on his heavy jacket and baseball cap.
James John Wulffe, 63, of Watseka, passed away on Friday (Dec. 15, 2017) at Watseka Rehab and Health Care Center in Watseka.
He was born on July 13, 1954, in Kankakee, the son of Virgil and Kalie Stiglmaier Wulffe. He was preceded in death by his mother and a nephew, Brandon Schoon.
Ellen L. Bills, 87, of Watseka, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 17, 2017) at Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.
Elected mayor of Watseka this year after a term as an alderman, John Allhands has a vision that includes filling downtown Watseka with small businesses.
Charles "Butch" Hartke, 77, of Crescent City, passed away on Wednesday (Dec. 13, 2017).
He was born Oct. 16, 1940, in Watseka, the son of Walter and Cletis Cary-Hartke. He married Bonita Munro on March 31, 1973, at the Iroquois County Courthouse.
Riverside Medical Group continues to grow
Riverside Healthcare recently announced Sarah Allen, a nurse practitioner, will see patients at its newest Immediate Care in Watseka, which is scheduled to open in January.
WATSEKA — After a bit of a slow start that saw them begin the season with tough losses to Prairie Central and Milford, the Warriors are beginning to come into their own, and new leaders have emerged to replace the talent they lost at the end of last year.
WATSEKA — Four people were arrested on drug charges after cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and liquid THC were found in a home in rural Watseka on Wednesday.
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Deborah A. Lubbert, 56, of Bloomington, passed away at 6:48 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2017, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, until the the 3 p.m. memorial service at First Christian Church, 401 W. Jefferson, Bloomington.