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Archive for May 2nd, 2015

Families lose Oglesby home in fire

Posted by wlpo on May 2, 2015

3 Oglesby families living at 355 East Walnut started Saturday, perhaps, just like you do. Now, those families are looking for homes after theirs were destroyed by fire Saturday.  Oglesby Assistant Fire Chief Steve Maltas told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” news all residents were home and got away safely. A State Fire Marshall is continuing his investigation into the cause.

6 departments helped battle flames that, at one point, covered the front of the old wood two story house.  A city resident, Ron Pioli showed “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO news” his video. It showed the fire in its early stages with smoke columns rising and turning a deep black. The structure, Maltas said, will likely be demolished. The heavy black smoke seen was due to the outside vinyl melting. Firemen left after 4pm.

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Oglesby Yard Sale to benefit IVAR

Posted by wlpo on May 2, 2015

It’s a beautiful weekend for yard sales and one in Oglesby will help out Illinois Valley Animal Rescue.

A hundred percent of proceeds from a two-day sale at 536 North Columbia Avenue in Oglesby will benefit the shelter in La Salle.

The sale goes from 8 until 2 both Saturday and Sunday.

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Police need your help to solve an attempted burglary in Sandwich

Posted by wlpo on May 2, 2015

Your help is needed in solving an attempted residential burglary in rural Sandwich.

The “crime of the week” for the DeKalb County Crime Stoppers involves someone breaking a window to try and get inside a house earlier this week on East Sandwich Road. The burglar or burglars though fled the scene once an alarm went off.

If you have information, call the DeKalb County Crime Stoppers or the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

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Hall High School hosting open house

Posted by wlpo on May 2, 2015

Time is running out to enjoy the current Hall High School building.

Plans are for the current school to be demolished in June and the brand new Hall High School ready to go for classes in August. An open house to take maybe one final look at the current school is Sunday from 1 until 4.

You can tour the school, take pictures and order your commemorative brick from the existing school. Proceeds will go towards a new track.

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Utica to host weather spotting class

Posted by wlpo on May 2, 2015

Once the sight of a deadly tornado, Utica will now host a weather spotting class.

The storm spotter class is on Wednesday, May 13th from 6 until 8 at the Utica Fire Station on Route 178. Representatives from the National Weather Service will teach the class.

There is no cost.

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