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Ugly Christmas Sweater party to benefit Easter Seals

Posted by wlpo on November 20, 2013

Got an ugly sweater or two in the closet?  You can break one out and help raise money for Easter Seals.

Easter Seals of La Salle and Bureau Counties are hosting an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party” from 7-11pm Saturday at Celebrations 150 in La Salle.  Trophies will be given out to the ugly, uglier and ugliest Christmas sweaters.

There will also be food, music, a photo booth and tree auction.  Tickets are $25 and can be bought at Mr. Penguin in Ottawa, Streator Onized Credit Union, Financial Plus Credit Union and Easter Seals.

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LP’s west gym to be named for Dr. A.J. Sellett

Posted by wlpo on November 20, 2013

Few people attended more LP High School games and delivered more LP students than Dr. Andrew Sellett.  The gym where the late doctor watched the LP boys’ basketball team for decades is going to be named in his honor.

After taking suggestions from the community, a committee made up of school board members and staff thought Sellett would be the best person for the honor.  Sellett graduated from LP in 1934.  He was a school board member for many years and provided the physicals for the schools athletic teams.

The school board Wednesday night gave the recommendation a unanimous vote.

More than 20 names were suggested.  The committee plans to dedicate other school facilities for some of them. 

A ceremony for the official naming will be in January during the LP vs St. Bede game.

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Another man indicted for an Ottawa home invasion

Posted by wlpo on November 20, 2013

How would you like to be held in jail with someone who has been accused of trying to kill you?  That’s the case for a man being held in the La Salle County Jail.

Jeremy Wade of Ottawa was indicted Tuesday for home invasion and residential burglary.  Wade was arrested November 1 though police say the home invasion happened in August.  He remains in jail on $1 million bond.

Jimmy Members, Richard Felton and Britney Dorsam also face related charges.  Felton is also charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting Wade in the face.

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Area Firefighters Help Washington Recover

Posted by wlpo on November 20, 2013

Help is still needed in Washington and firefighters from Toluca, Henry, Lacon and Sparland are answering the call.

Firefighters arrived in Washington Tuesday night with an engine, tenders and crew members to help with relief efforts.

If you want to help out personally, the best way is to contact the Red Cross.

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