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Archive for January 22nd, 2013

Musical comedy returns to Stage 212

Posted by wlpo on January 22, 2013

Need a reason to get out of the house?  How about a night at Stage 212 in La Salle.  The musical comedy, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” opens Friday.

Set in ancient Rome, a slave tries to win his freedom by getting the girl for his master.  It’s directed by Joe Ennenbach and stars familiar Stage 212 and Engel Lane Theater performers.

It runs this Friday through Sunday and the next.  Tickets are $20 each and are available through the Stage 212 box office in downtown La Salle.

Learn more about “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” by listening to an interview at the AM 1220 WLPO news page.

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La Salle water break fixed but boil order continues

Posted by wlpo on January 22, 2013

A broken water main in La Salle has been fixed again.  The water main break left many homes north of LP High School with without water since Monday afternoon.

City crews had the break fixed Monday night but it broke again a few hours later.  After working on it much of Tuesday, it has been repaired.

People living on Chartres Street between 7th and 9th Streets and from Peru to Lafayette Streets between 7th and 9th  should boil their water or used bottled water for drinking and cooking until further notice.

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Teenager Among Two People Killed In Putnam County Crash

Posted by wlpo on January 22, 2013

Two people are dead after a crash in Putnam County.

Deputies say they got a call just after 7 Monday morning about a single-car crash on Highway 26 and Clear Creek Road near Magnolia.  The driver, 22-year old Brandon Ransom left the highway for whatever reason and hit a guardrail before ending up in a creek bed.  Ransom and his 19-year old passenger Stephanie Lomedico were thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.  Both lived in rural Magnolia.

Autopsies are scheduled today.  The crash remains under investigation.

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More Video Gaming Machines Coming To Mendota

Posted by wlpo on January 22, 2013

There are more places to get in on the video gaming action in Mendota.

According to the NewsTribune, the Mendota City Council last night approved video gaming licenses for Main Street Station and The Hub.  El Zarape and two Interstate 39 truck stops have had video gaming since last year.

Revenues from the video gambling machines haven’t produced a financial windfall for Mendota.  The city’s take of November revenues was just 400 dollars.

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