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Archive for May 8th, 2010

Arrest Made In St. Mary’s Hospital Bomb Threat

Posted by wlpo on May 8, 2010

A man from Toluca is charged with phoning in a bomb threat to St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator.

48 year old Roberto Reyes was in court Thursday facing a charge of felony disorderly conduct.  He was taken to the county jail and held on 30 thousand dollars bond.

Reyes was arrested after Streator Police say they traced a cell phone to him that was allegedly used in a bomb threat Tuesday night.  No bomb was found and St. Mary’s was never evacuated.

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La Salle County EcoMeet Results

Posted by wlpo on May 8, 2010

Some of the area’s best science students strutted their stuff Thursday at Catlin Park near Ottawa.

Three high schools and nine junior highs competed in the 16th annual La Salle County EcoMeet.  Students were tested on two individual topics and one team topic.  Topics being tested this year included snakes, bats and poisonous plants.

Marseilles Elementary School, with a team of Aaron Anderson, Ken Murphy, Brooklyn Terrando and Haley Stock won first place in the Junior Division.  Shepherd Middle School was second, Sheridan Grade School third.

Mendota High School’s team of Madeline Piller, Richard Rappley, Haley Sack and Logan VanRheenan earned first in the Senior High division.  L-P got second place followed by Ottawa High School.

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Time to Stamp Out Hunger

Posted by wlpo on May 8, 2010

Time to go through your cupboards and see if there is some food that could help a worthy cause.

Postal carriers across the country are looking to “stamp out hunger” today with their 18th annual food drive.  Simply leave non-perishable food items out by your mailbox and mail carriers will pick it up and deliver it to local food pantries.

If you have a curbside mailbox, try and hang the bag of food on the mailbox.

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Chilly Mother’s Day

Posted by wlpo on May 8, 2010

Mother Nature isn’t being too kind on Mother’s Day.

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for the entire listening area from 3 to 8 o’clock Sunday morning.

Overnight lows in some spots will drop near 30, which could damage sensitive vegetation.

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