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Archive for September 17th, 2011

Oglesby Schools to host open house

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2011

If you’re a parent, then your child’s safety and education should be your concern.  The Oglesby Early Childhood program will host their annual Community Health and Safety Fair Monday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00p.m. in the Lincoln School gymnasium on the same night as the schools open house.

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Auditiions scheduled for PAC Christmas Musical

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2011

If you have a child that has an interest in acting, there are auditions for a Christmas play coming up in Princeton.  Prairie Arts Council is looking for children 3rd to 8th grade for their Children’s Christmas Musical. Auditions are Thursday at 6:30 PM and Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at their theater in Princeton.

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IVCC taking names for 2012 Hall of Fame entries

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2011

A lot of smart and interesting people have attended Illinois Valley Community College and LPO Junior College.  You can help one them be remembered by nominating them for the college’s Hall of Fame class of 2012.

The hall honors people for their academic, fine arts, athletic or accomplishments.  You can nominate a former student or a college employee.

You can nominate someone online by going to www.ivcc. edu/alumni.  The deadline to submit a name is Friday, October 28.  Inductees will be chosen in November and honored in April.

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Former Illinois Sen. Charles Percy dies at 91

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) – West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s office says his father-in-law, former Illinois Sen. Charles Percy, has died in Washington at age 91.

Percy represented Illinois in the Senate for almost 20 years. He was once mentioned as a possible presidential candidate but came to power when moderate-to-liberal Republicans were becoming unfashionable. He ended up backing Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination in 1976 rather than pursuing it himself.

Percy was the sponsor of a resolution calling for a special prosecutor in the Watergate scandal and a critic of the Vietnam War. He served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before losing his bid for re-election to Democrat Paul Simon in 1984.

Percy’s daughter, Sharon Rockefeller, announced in March 2009 that he had Alzheimer’s disease.

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Folk and bluegrass music planned for Lehigh Park

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2011

There will be pickin’ and grinnin’ at Lehigh Park.   The Junction Bluegrass Festival features some of the best local folk, country, bluegrass and gospel music. There will also be vendors, art, activities and workshops.   The festival will be from noon to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and is free.

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Festival features activities and items for crafters

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2011

Sweater weather has arrived, so has an annual festival that celebrates knitting and crocheting.  “Fiber In The Park” features wool, mohair, alpaca and other natural fibers for spinners and crafters.

It’s from 9am till 4pm Saturday at Shabbona Park in Earlville.  Admission is free.  There’s also food and music.

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