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Spring Valley Library hosts program for young readers

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2011

The creator of furry literary character that’s delighted young children for years is celebrated Tuesday in Spring Valley.

“An Evening with Beatrix Potter” includes the reading of her works.  The program at the Spring Valley Library is intended for children preschool aged through Third Grade.  It runs from 6pm – 6:45pm Tuesday.  Admission is free.

 

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IVCC professor to speak at symposium

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2011

Teaching trends, digital learning tools and best practices will be some of the topics an Illinois Valley Community College professor covers during a national anatomy and physiology symposium.

Sue Caley Opsal is in a group of anatomy professors from across the nation that’ll be at the program Friday at McGraw-Hill headquarters in Iowa.

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Improvements planned for dangerous Rt 52 intersection

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2011

La Salle County officials want the state to help speed along the process of fixing a dangerous intersection.

The county board has sent Springfield a resolution asking for “quick take authority” to acquire right-of-way needed to improve the Route 52 and County Highway 2 intersection west of Serena.  County Engineer Larry Kinzer says the intersection has had a number of accidents resulting in deaths and or serious injuries.  He wants to make it more of a 90-degree intersection.

The county has received a federal grant to do improvements.

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Union General topic of lecture

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2011

A distinguished Union General and railroad engineer that married a local girl will be the focus of a program at the Hegeler Carus Mansion Sunday.

John Piano the third will talk about General Grenville M. Dodge as part of the Hegeler Carus Foundation’s Second Sundays Lecture Series.

The program is at 4pm.  Seating is limited say they asked that you arrive 15 minutes early.

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Dinner benefits Princeton teen

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2011

This weekend will be filled with hearts and other Valentine’s Day related items.  So will a benefit in Princeton, only friends and family will be thinking about the heart of 16 year old boy who has already undergone one heart transplant and needs another.

A benefit for Noah Bickett is Saturday from 5pm until midnight at the Princeton Moose Lodge. Tickets are $15.  Admission includes BBQ Pork sandwiches and more. There will also be live entertainment and a silent.  An account to accept donations has also been established at Citizens First National Bank.

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