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Drought being blamed for increase in gasoline prices

Posted by wlpo on August 2, 2012

The drought was bound to make the costs of some ag related goods and services rise but you probably didn’t expect to find the increase at the pump.

Higher corn prices driven by the drought are to blame for the overnight increase is gasoline prices. Terry Fulmer owns Fulmer’s BP in Peru.  He says the company is telling him the increasing corn price is driving up the cost at the rack.  Most gasoline is made with ethanol which is made from corn.

Fulmer says rack prices increased 15.3 cents per gallon Saturday, then by 12.2 cents per gallon earlier this week before going up another 24.2 cents per gallon Thurssday.  He’s selling regular gas for $3.99 per gallon.

And that’s become a common price in Peru, La Salle and Oglesby today.  He thinks most stations will be at $3.99 after Friday.

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Trinity Catholic Academy to receive computers from Kid Rock concert

Posted by wlpo on August 2, 2012

Today you’ll find more computers than chalkboards in your children’s classrooms.  Studenst of Trinity Catholic Academy in La Salle will have new computers this fall semester.  The school is receiving 36 new computers from Merry Noonan of Lou’s LaGrotto’s in Peru.  They found out the news yesterday.

Money to buy the computers was raised during the recent Kid Rock concert at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport.  Trinity is the most recent school to benefit from The Concert’s for a Cause series.  The computers included desktops and laptops.

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Fire reported at former Wenona restaurant

Posted by wlpo on August 2, 2012

The excitement is over in Wenona.  Area fire departments were called to the old Buster’s Family Restaurant near Interstate 39 Thursday morning for a fire.  A reporter with the Newstribune says the building wasn’t on fire just a van parked next to it.

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Spring Valley police issue tickets to property owners

Posted by wlpo on August 2, 2012

Do your neighbors a favor and keep your yard and property looking decent.  Three property owners in Spring Valley were ticketed this week because police say they weren’t keeping up with maintenance.

James Nagel of Lostant was ticketed for his property on East Saint. Paul Street, Emmanuel Limberg of Oglesby was ticketed for his property on East Saint. Paul Street and Thomas Werzecha of Spring Valley ticketed for his property on West Saint Paul Street.

They were given notices to appear.

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