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Archive for June 22nd, 2012

Bishop leads ceremony for Mission Cemetery remains

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2012

More than a century after their deaths, the immigrants originally buried in the old cemetery in La Salle had their remains placed in St. Vincent Cemetery in La Salle.

Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Peoria Catholic Diocese led the service Friday afternoon.   He told the crowd that we are all the spiritual descendents of the people being re-intermened.

About 30-40 people attended, some of them had volunteered last year to remove the remains from the old cemetery.  The area that was the cemetery is the site of a new veterinary clinic.

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Heroin charges for Streator woman

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2012

How do you catch a drug dealer?  Buy from them.  Just leave that to the police.  Kathy Holocker of Streator faces felony drug charges after police say she sold heroin to someone working undercover with TRIDENT.

Police say they found more heroin while searching her house Thursday.  Holocker was being held in the La Salle County Jail.

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Open house Saturday for Ottawa wastewater plant

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2012

The sewage plant usually isn’t the focal point of community pride but it’s still important.  Ottawa recently put $9 million into upgrading their sewage plant to meet environmental standards and to run more efficiently.  And they’d like to show it off.

You can see the inner working of the plant during an open house from 10am-1pm Saturday.  They’ll be giving tours.  You can get to the plant on Pontiac Lane by going just west of the rail crossing on Hitt Street.

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Hall Of Famers Sought At IVCC

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2012

If you went to school at Illinois Valley Community College or LPO Junior College was there anyone at the college that you’d considered to be unforgettable?

Suggestions are being accepted for the IVCC and LPO Hall of Fame class of 2013.  Nominees should have done something significant involving the arts, sports or career achievements.  They can be alumni, former employees or people in the community who have been important to the colleges.

Nominations are being accepted through August 31.  You can learn more by IVCC’s website.

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