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Two-day musical festival planned for Kinsman

Posted by wlpo on August 12, 2011

Hours of original music in the La Salle County countryside is part of what makes Farmfest 450 a unique musical festival.  The two-day festival returns to rural Kinsman August 19-20.

Nick Leroy is the organizer.  He says the line-up will introduce you to new artists while including local musicians.

The festival opens next Friday at 6pm with performances continuing through Saturday night.  Camping is available.  Tickets are available in advance or at the gate.  Half of the profits are donated to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about Farmfest 450 by visiting the AM 1220 WLPO news page.

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Drug charges for a pair living in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on August 12, 2011

If you noticed police officers going into a home on Linden Avenue in La Salle, they were looking for drugs.  Members of the drug team TRIDENT say they found heroin and a prescription painkiller Thursday.

David Bump and Nicole Kinsley were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.  Both were taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Thieves Targeting Ottawa Construction Site

Posted by wlpo on August 12, 2011

With any major construction project, there are unplanned costs.  With the new Central Intermediate School in Ottawa, extra money is going to security.

The work site has been hit by thieves in June and August.  In June, generators, copper piping, a drill and saw were all stolen.  Earlier this month, a number of tools were taken.

Ottawa Elementary Superintendent Cleve Threadgill says the district is paying for extra security to be at the construction site at night all week long.  Ottawa Police have also stepped up patrols in the area.

No one’s been arrested.

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Huge Drinking Party Leads To 15 Arrests

Posted by wlpo on August 12, 2011

An investigation that involves 15 arrests takes awhile.

After nearly a week passed, 14 kids and one adult are charged with being involved in an underage drinking party.  The kids range in age from 14 to 16 and include both boys and girls from Peru, Oglesby, Utica and DePue.  They were all referred to Peer Jury.

Ramiro Hermosillo meanwhile was arrested for allegedly buying alcohol for the party and providing his home in the area of Hickory Avenue and Clark Street.

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Sweet Corn Queen Crowned Tonight

Posted by wlpo on August 12, 2011

Royalty will be crowned tonight at the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival.

The festival pageant starts at 8.  Prior to the pageant, food booths open at 11 followed by the carnival and dunk tank getting started at noon.  There’s also a tennis tournament all day long.

Live music starts tonight around 7:30 with the “Decatur Park Singers” and “Train Company”.  The beer garden opens at 7:30.

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