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Archive for July 2nd, 2010

Couple Arrested For Heroin In Streator

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2010

A man and woman living together in Streator were allegedly dealing drugs.

TRIDENT investigators along with the Streator Police Department arrested William Schubert and Kathy Holocker Thursday for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  While searching their home on Wisconsin Avenue, officers claimed to have found heroin and other things related to heroin use.

Both Schubert and Holocker were taken to the county jail.

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Relay Officials Still Tallying Up Money

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2010

Money is still coming in for this year’s La Salle County Relay for Life.

Relay organizers had a bank night this week and have counted up 230 thousand dollars being raised for the American Cancer Society.  Relay organizers have a goal in the end to reach 260 thousand dollars.  Relay Chairwoman Cheryl Canale says money is still coming in.

The 14th annual event was shortened by rain last month.  Seventy-three teams and 776 total people took part in the fundraiser.

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Peru woman heads to South Korea to teach

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2010

A tough job market has a woman from Peru looking overseas to finding employment.

Last summer Kelly Bryan returned from two years of teaching English in Japan with the hopes of finding a job in her field or entering grad school.  But after months of hearing no thanks from jobs and colleges, she’s returning to teaching English as a second language in Asia.

She says had she known what the economy was like in the US, she would have stayed in Japan.  She feels like her degree and her abilities are more valuable in other countries than they are in the US now.

She says she would eventually like to get a job teaching English as a second language in the US.  She’s already spent a semester volunteering with the I-Read program.

She leaves for South Korea this weekend.  She’ll go through two weeks of training and then begin teaching.

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Engle Lane Theater plans variety show

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2010

With their theatre season cancelled because of the June 5th tornado, Engle Lane Theatre performers are instead doing a variety show.

“Our Show of Shows 2010: The Show Must Go On” will be from August 18th thru the 22nd at the Streator Elks Club.  Opening night will be a pay what you can admission.  General admission tickets for the rest of the nights and a Sunday matinee are $15.  They’re on sale starting August 4th at Commercial Fast Print in Streator.

Anyone interested in being involved with the variety show can go to an informational meeting July 7th at 7pm at The Dancenter in Streator.

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Concert and fireworks in Spring Valley

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2010

Before fireworks fill the sky over Spring Valley Friday night, music will fill the air.

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band are playing a concert at Hall High School’s football stadium.  The free concert begins at 7:30pm.  You should bring your own lawn chairs.  The Spring Valley Booster will also have apple pie and ice cream on sale.

The fireworks follow the concert at dusk.

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