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Sweet Corn Queen Announced

Posted by wlpo on August 14, 2010

Royalty was crowned Friday night at the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival.

Rachel Simonton of Mendota won the Sweet Corn Queen Pageant.  Her attendants are fellow 2010 Mendota High School graduates Lauren Becker and Courtney Jonsson.

The pageant had over 20 contestants.

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Layoffs At JC Whitney

Posted by wlpo on August 14, 2010

Less than two weeks after the announcement was made that J.C. Whitney was sold, 17 workers at the La Salle plant have been laid off.

The layoff news came down yesterday.  The call center was among the areas seeing layoffs.  Employees are expected to receive severance pay.

California auto parts company U.S. Auto Parts recently bought Whitney Automotive Group, the parent company of J.C. Whitney for 27.5 million dollars.  By taking over the distribution center in La Salle, U.S. Auto Parts officials say they’ll complete a three-distribution center network which increases their distribution footprint.

U.S. Auto Parts expects the integration of the companies to be finished next year.

Thanks to the News Tribune for information in this story.

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Lady A Concert Arrives

Posted by wlpo on August 14, 2010

For those of you lucky enough to score tickets, the wait is over.  Lady Antebellum will take the stage in La Salle tonight.

The country-crossover phenomenon is expected to begin playing at Cedar Point Sportsmen’s Club around 9.  Gates will actually open today at 3.  Brush Fire and Logan Mize will serve as the opening acts.

Proceeds from tonight’s Concert for a Cause will help JFK Elementary School in Spring Valley.

96.5 the Wolf is a presenting sponsor of the latest Lou’s La Grotto Concert for a Cause.

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