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Archive for June 29th, 2009

Boating accident in kills man

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2009

High winds may have contributed to a boating accident that killed a man from Henry.
Investigators say 69 year old Kenneth Rickey fell overboard from a sailboat while on Lake Senachwine Sunday afternoon.
Rickey was taken to Perry Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Conservation Police Sgt. Robert Frazier says high winds may have been a factor. It’s still being investigated by the Conservation Police and Bureau County Coroner’s Office.

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Crowd waits through rain and storms for country music

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2009

You know you’re a country music fan when you wait three hours through rain, wind, and lightening for a concert to start.
The patient fans that stuck it out Saturday night got to see Little Big Town and Zac Brown Band. It was one of Lou’s La Grotto’s “Concert for a Cause”.
It was held at the Cedar Point Sportsmen’s Club north of La Salle. Some concert goers arrived at 3:30pm. Two waves of rain and storms delayed the concert by three hours. People were given the option to wait it out in their cars. Many did. The show got over around 1:30am Sunday.
Concert organizer Merry Noonan says they had a great crowd and approximately 4,000 tickets sold. She’s not sure yet how much money will go towards a new gym floor for Holy Family School in Oglesby.

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Shoulder work plan for Shooting Park Road

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2009

A portion of Shooting Park Road will be closed for shoulder work. The road will be closed from Dalzell Road to Church Street between 7am and 5pm Tuesday.
You can take Route 6 instead.

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Group arrested for trespassing at Bailey Falls

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2009

There was a time when Bailey Falls was a popular place to go on a nice summer day. It apparently is still popular with some, but it’s not allowed.

Police yesterday evening arrested a dozen people for trespassing on the property owned by Buzzi Unicem. Michael Leatherman of La Salle, Kadeem Burgess of La Salle, Cody Jannie of Kewanee, Cody VanDamme of Kewanee, Jessica Borelli of La Salle, Michael Gadd of Oglesby, and six people too young to mention were given notices to appear in court.

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L.E.A.S.E plans to buy Peru Roosevelt School

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2009

Life goes on for an old grade school building in Peru. Children in Peru attended Roosevelt School for over 80 years, but the old building will no longer be needed by the Peru Public School District after the construction of Parkside Middle School.
Instead, a new group of students will be arriving at Roosevelt. The La Salle-Putnam County Educational Alliance for Special Education, or Lease, has a tentative agreement to buy the old school.
Roosevelt would be the new home of the Circuit Breaker School which is currently held in Seneca.
The price of the sale hasn’t yet been disclosed.
The Peru Public Schools board had said they would have the building torn down if they couldn’t find a suitable buyer. Parkside Middle School will be ready for classes at the start of the upcoming school.

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Man accused of biting sheriff’s deputy

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2009

Sometimes turning on the lights and siren isn’t enough to make some people pullover. Police say a traffic stop Saturday night ended after a brief pursuit and left a sheriff’s deputy being treated for a bite wound.
Police say they stopped Daniel Perkins of Peru west of Tonica. Perkins is accused of wrestling with and biting a La Salle County Sheriff’s deputy. He’s charged with aggravated battery, resisting arrest, and attempting to elude police. He was also given tickets for going 90 in a 55, DUI, and driving while license revoked. He was taken to the county jail.
The deputy was taken to Ottawa Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.

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