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Hudson for Houston

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2012

Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will perform a
tribute to her idol, Whitney Houston, at tonight’s Grammy Awards.
The 48-year-old Houston was found unresponsive around 3:30 p.m.
yesterday insider her room at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Police are
still investigating the cause of death. Houston was a six time
Grammy Award winner best known for hits like “I Will Always Love
You” and “Saving All My Love for You”.

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MR. LP named

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2012

Three thousand dollars at what’s termed a very successful “Mr. LP” event in Matthiessen auditorium Saturday night.  Rob Clydesdale is the Student Council sponsor.  Clydesdale said Andy Sickley took first, Jake Washkowiak second and Austin Fogle of Peru took third.  Clydesdale told AM 1220 WLPO News Sickley’s did an amusing “puppet” show for the talent portion of the program. Three thousand dollars will be split between Illinois Valley Food Pantry and IVAR.  The LP Student Council receives the money from ticket sales at the door. Exact numbers will be announced later.

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competitors competing for food

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2012

They’re two competing businesses challenging the other to collect the most food for the Ottawa Community Food Pantry. According to the Northern Partners website, the week of February 19 is Farm Bureau Checkout Week. During that week, both Northern Partners and Grainco FS will be collecting non-perishable food items. Cut off time is Noon Thursday. Donations can be dropped off at any Northern Partners office and most Grainco FS locations.

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two fires Saturday

Posted by wlpo on February 12, 2012

Two fires put LaSalle and Peru Firemen to work late Saturday. Two LaSalle Fire trucks and twelve men put out a small fire at Sportsman’s Tap around 4:30pm. A fire somehow got started in an exterior wall near the front of the bar at Second and Gooding streets. Captain Jerry Janick said it took about 45 minutes to finish the job. Janick estimates the damage at five thousand dollars.  The sign says “Open 24 hours” – But, “Steak and Shake” won’t – for, almost two days. Peru Firemen went to the eatery on Venture Drive – north of the Mall about 8:30pm. A Peru police officer, who was there, told AM 1220 WLPO News a small kitchengrease fire was put out by the time firemen arrived. A sign on the door says, “Steak and Shake” hopes to open about Noon Monday”

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