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Archive for May 3rd, 2015

Students dine/dance at area Proms

Posted by wlpo on May 3, 2015

Do you get to dine and dance still?  If you don’t, there’s a chance maybe your children did last night.  It was prom night at Streator High, Streator Woodland, Mendota, LP and St. Bede.  Named King of the Streator High prom was Keegan Terry who was hurt in a car accident November 6.  Named LP Prom King and Queen was Ramon Perez and Shana Peutz.

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Hocking says “Convoy against Cancer” successful

Posted by wlpo on May 3, 2015

Trucks from Senica’s Towing, Conway and Jeff Perry were missing from their lots Saturday.  No, there was no crime.  They were parked among 5 blocks of participants in the annual “Convoy Against Cancer” in Ladd.

Phil Hocking has been organized the event for several years. The public turned out to look at a 110 ton truck crane from E. J. Cantani, Mack tractor and vehicles from J P Chevy among others. Exhibitors paid a fee to be in the show. That fee will be donated to “Relay for Life”. Hocking says just how much money was made won’t be known for a few days.

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Yard sale benefits IVAR

Posted by wlpo on May 3, 2015

It’s a beautiful weekend for yard sales and 1 in Oglesby will help out Illinois Valley Animal Rescue.
100% percent of proceeds from a 2-day sale at 536 North Columbia Avenue in Oglesby will benefit the shelter in La Salle.
The sale is continuing Sunday 8 until 2.

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3 Oglesby families are homeless

Posted by wlpo on May 3, 2015

Wondering what to do on a Sunday maybe a minor problem for you, but it’s a big problem for 3 Oglesby families left homeless by fire. Oglesby Assistant Fire Chief Steve Maltas told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” news an older 2 story house converted to apartments will likely be demolished after flames burst forth from the structure around 10am yesterday. Oglesby Firemen responded to 355 East Walnut and were joined by 6 other departments.

The fire burned off vinyl siding sending deep black smoke up in the air. All the familes were home at the time and got out safely. A state fire marshall visited the scene and will continue looking into the cause. Firemen left the scene around 4pm.

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