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Marshall County Board against proposed hog farm

Posted by wlpo on May 9, 2014

If you’ve been following the story about a proposed hog farm near Wenona, the Marshall County Board has made their opinion known.

The board voted 11 to 1 to recommend that the Illinois Department of Agriculture deny a permit for the proposed Sandy Creek Lane, LLC hog farm. The majority of the county board believe developers haven’t provided good enough plans to protect from manure spills, controlling odors and lowering costs to townships for road maintenance. The board’s vote was only advisory.

VMC Management Corp. of Iowa want a 20,000-hog confinement which will produce 10 million gallons of manure a year.

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L-P Superintendent addresses prom controversy

Posted by wlpo on May 9, 2014

When you were in high school having headache medicine in your purse wasn’t a problem but that’s not allowed any more at LP High School.

A senior at LP High School was recently suspended for allegedly having an inhaler and an over-the-counter medicine according to the girl’s grandmother. Kathy Slover, in a letter that was printed in Wednesday’s NewsTribune, said administrators went too far.

LP Superintendent Steve Wrobleski told Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO Thursday that he couldn’t speak specifically about the student but said administrators want to be consistent with their medication policy. In her letter, Slover wrote that her granddaughter was forced to miss prom and would also have to miss graduation. Wrobleski says it’s true that a student on suspension wouldn’t be allowed to attend a dance but they would be allowed to attend graduation.

Slover later told Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO that they assumed a 30-day suspension from all school activities would include graduation. Slover says what’s done is done and they can’t replace the prom for her granddaughter.

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Lacon logging company busted for stealing oak trees from a nature reserve

Posted by wlpo on May 9, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A Marshall County logging company will pay a conservation group $75,000 for illegally harvesting timber from a northern Illinois nature preserve.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources officials say Lacon-based Poignant Logging stole 88 mature white oak trees from the Tallmadge Sand Forest Land and Water Reserve in Kankakee County after being hired by an adjacent hunting club.

The company will pay $75,000 for the trees and site damage. The Antlers and Wings Hunt Club will sell 69 acres to a conservation group to expand the nature reserve.

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