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Archive for January 21st, 2012

Wide Range Of Area Snowfall Amounts

Posted by wlpo on January 21, 2012

How much snow did you measure in Friday’s storm?

Unofficially, less than six inches fell at the studios in Oglesby.  While short on specific totals for La Salle County, the weather service says towns got anywhere from 4 to 6 inches.

One spotter in Princeton did report in a measurement of 2.6 inches.

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Garage Burns, But Home Saved In Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on January 21, 2012

A handful of fire departments responded to a garage fire in Bureau County.

According to the NewsTribune, Arlington, Cherry and Malden crews responded to the fire just before 9 last night near a farmhouse of a firefighter in Arlington.  The home took on some minor damage from the garage fire.

No one was hurt.

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Jeopardy! Run Ends For L-P Graduate

Posted by wlpo on January 21, 2012

The championship run on Jeopardy! for an L-P grad is over.

Class of ‘77’s Lynn Hammerlund lost Friday in her bid to win for a second time on the long running game show.  Hammerlund was in the lead after the first round with 68 hundred dollars, 28 hundred more than the second place competitor.  She stumbled a bit in Double Jeopardy and was in third place going into Final Jeopardy, trailing the leader by 36 hundred dollars.

Hammerlund and her opponents all missed the Final Jeopardy question dealing with English Lit but she bet the most money and finished 3rd.  For 3rd place, she won a thousand dollars.  That’s on top of 22 thousand dollars she won on Thursday’s show.

Hammerlund was Lynn Masterson when she graduated from L-P.  She now lives in the suburb of Lake in the Hills.

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2011 Tough For Homes Sales In The Valley

Posted by wlpo on January 21, 2012

Home sales are down across the board in the Illinois Valley.

According to the Illinois Association of Realtors, 783 homes were sold last year in La Salle County.  That’s down nearly 50 from the year before.  In Bureau County, 231 homes were sold in 2011, down by 5 from 2010.  And in Putnam County, 37 homes were sold in 2011 compared to 47 the year before.

The average selling price of homes in the three counties were 10 to 15 thousand dollars less than in 2010.

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