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Archive for April 12th, 2010

Police respond to overturned tanker

Posted by wlpo on April 12, 2010

Police were out at Route 71 and Interstate 80 Monday afternoon for a anhydrous ammonia tanker that had overturned.  Police say nothing was leaking.  It happened on Route 71 at the top of the ramp to I-80 westbound just before 1:30pm.  No one was hurt and it wasn’t believed to be causing major traffic problems.

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Collection of Westclox clocks donated to historical society museum

Posted by wlpo on April 12, 2010

Big Bens, Baby Bens and clocks that were never manufactured are included in a Westclox collection that’s been donated to the La Salle County Historical Society Museum.

The sons of former Westclox stylist Ellworth Danz have given the museum the clocks plus his personal drawing desk, blue prints and meeting notes.

Museum curator Ashley Bloomquist says they received the collection Monday.  She’s hopes to have the exhibit, which includes a couple hundred pieces, ready by the end of the summer.

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Work underway at site of new St. Margaret’s clinic

Posted by wlpo on April 12, 2010

A new doctor’s office and then some is going up in Peru next to HyVee and Culver’s.  Site work is underway for St. Margaret’s Midtown Health Center.

Tim Muntz is the CEO and President of St. Margaret’s Health.  He says it’ll be a primary care clinic with six doctors, expanded lab services, and diagnostic images. 

Doctors that will have hours at the clinic will be Shawn Bailey, Alex Bernal, Damian Grivetti, Jeffrey Tanzi, and Richard Twanow, Ramon Inciong, and three-mid level practitioners.

Muntz says their plans have received approval from Peru’s design and review committee.  Next they’ll apply for a building permit.  They plan to have construction completed by late 2010 and open for business in early 2011.

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