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Archive for August 1st, 2010

Swimming pool discussion planned for Peru City Council

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2010

As the summer winds down, Peru officials are getting a better idea of what it would cost to redo the swimming pool.

Williams Aquatics, the architects hired to study the pool, have come up with a list of options and estimated costs.  The city council plans on discussing their options during Monday night’s city council meeting at 7:30pm.

Before the meeting at 7pm, Peru Police officers are offering a police dog demonstration at city hall.

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Church makes new home in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2010

A church congregation that met for eight years in Oglesby is settling in to their new site in La Salle.  The Abundant Life Fellowship has been holding services in the former Resurrection Catholic Church for the past month.

Lloyd Curry is the pastor.  His wife Martha says they looked and prayed for a permanent location for 12 years before buying the building at Hennepin Street and Route 6 in La Salle.

They have approximately 50 members but she say the new location has helped them attract visitors.

They’re planning a dedication service for Sunday, August 22 3pm.  It will be open to everyone.  Their Sunday service is at 10:30am.

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LaSalle County Sheriff

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2010

Another driver on the road with a suspended license and charged accordingly. At 12:45am Saturday, LaSalle county sheriff’s police made a traffic stop at Columbus and Fremont in Ottawa. 22-year old Julia Sanders was charged with driving with a suspended license and taken to the county jail.

A Streator woman goes to the county jail late Saturday morning. 28-year old Jillian Wood summoned county sheriff’s deputies to her home on Hoyne Street about 10:45am. Deputies charge Wood with domestic battery. She was in jail Saturday morning until a judge could set her bond.

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Streator men picked up on warrants

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2010

Two Streator men were picked up on warrants Friday by Streator police. Both regarded charges of cannabis possession. Just before 1am Friday, 20 –year old Donald Scott was detained at 1211 South Bloomington. He was posted three hundred dollars bond on a failure to appear charge from Livingston County. 20 year old Alex Seymour was spotted by Streator police walking at 12th and Sansom Friday afternoon. He was picked up for failure to appear in LaSalle county court. He posted three hundred dollars bond before being released.

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Depue boat race accidents

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2010

Accidents come with the territory when you’re racing on the waters of Lake Depue during the APBA Nationals. Ray Rodda, P.A. announcer and reporter for AM 1220 WLPO said Mike Krier of Ollie, Iowa tumbled onto the water Saturday when his boat came out of the water then back down on an angle. Rodda reported Krier was in St. Margaret’s hospital with a broken pelvis. Tim Small of Florida was in a boat behind Krier. Small was struck by pieces of Krier’s boat but was not hurt.

Tom Kirts of Elkhart, Indiana was racing in the 500 runabouts Saturday on Lake Depue. Rodda told AM 1220 WLPO News, the outside edge of Kirts’s boat caught a wake causing it to flip onto its side and threw Kirts fifty feet from the boat. He was taken to St. Margaret’s hospital with back and neck pain but was released Saturday night.

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Harth revisits Mendota

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2010

Chaplains serve in a number of capacities including with emergency responders. A former Mendota man – now a priest in Missouri – and a Master Chaplain – currently serves eight police departments in the Cape Girardeau, Missouri area. Father John Harth, originally from rural Mendota is going to greet his friends between 5 – 8:30pm today at the “Snip and Snack”. Harth is a pastor now at Immaculate Conception Parish in Jackson, Missouri. He attended IVCC and worked in local radio between 1965 and 1970. At one point in his broadcast career, he was a reporter and TV anchor in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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