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Archive for April 24th, 2010

Train Comes Off Track In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2010

Traffic was backed up for a bit yesterday in Ottawa after a minor train derailment.

A CSX engine came off the tracks around noon Friday in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street.  A group of workers quickly worked to get the engine back on the tracks.

No one was injured.

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Enrollment Ongoing at IVCC’s Ottawa Campus

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2010

Enrollment at Illinois Valley Community College’s Ottawa Center has been excellent, that’s according to College President Jerry Corcoran.

Corcoran told the IVCC Board of Trustees this week that after less than three weeks of enrollment time, 151 students have registered to take courses in Ottawa.  In other words, that’s about 25 percent of all available seats.  Registration at the Ottawa Center is open Monday thru Wednesday at the Ottawa City Hall.  Classes in Ottawa will start in the Fall.

If you sign up for classes in Ottawa, you can have your books mailed to you at no charge instead of having to make the drive to Oglesby.

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Clean Up at Crafters Village Continues

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2010

Clean up of what was Crafter’s Village is moving along.

Frank Taylor, Peru Building Inspector, says a demolition crew has removed the scrap iron and steel.  A demolition crew started earlier in the week.

He says about four or five loads of rubble remain.  He still not sure if they’ll remove the concrete floor from the building.

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IVCC Hall of Fame Ceremony Tonight

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2010

The next round of IVCC – LPO College Hall of Famers will be inducted tonight

Among those being inducted in the 3rd annual Hall of Fame are Doctors Jim and Don Mini, former IVCC president Dr. Al Wisgoski.  AM 1220 WLPO Sports Director Lanny Slevin will be included for his years of broadcasting IVCC sports. The 1979 football will become the first team included in the hall.

An induction ceremony is being held tonight at seven in the Cultural Center.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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