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Archive for August 23rd, 2015

Shriners free Clinic set for Wednesday

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2015

Free is good. Free is wonderful if your child could be helped by a free Shriner’s Hospital Clinic. This Wednesday Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru is hosting a Shriner’s Clinic. No appointment is needed.

The screening will examine orthopedic deformities and burns between Noon and 3pm. An orthopedic doctor will be present. For more information, call Bill Thomas 223-3505. See more at 815 life dot com.

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“CUB” examines bills at Peru workshop

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2015

Would you let a stranger look at your utility bills? What if he or she belong to the “Citizens Utility Board”? “CUB’s” free clinic to examine utility bills happens at 5:30pm Monday night at Peru Public Library.

For 2 hours, “CUB” will analyze gas, electric and phone bills on a “1 to 1” basis. Tips will be given on spotting unnecessary charges and on energy efficiency programs and rebates. To register, call (800) 669-5556.

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Library offers help searching family trees

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2015

Things are getting better for Princeton Public Library patrons searching their family history. According to the library’s Debra Borys, starting September 1, patrons will have free access to “ancestry.com” to research their family histories. Demonstrations, tips and tricks to working with “ancestry.com” will be given. Patrons will also learn how to scan the library’s microfilm collection from the comfort of their home. The Princeton Library is at 698 East Peru Street. Princeton Library is free and open to all.

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3 men still jailed after escapade

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2015

3 men arrested on forgery charges are still in jail after a Friday escapade in LaSalle, Peru and Spring Valley. Spring Valley police arrested Javonte Roberson and Jamie Smith, both of Chicago along with John Sharp of Cottage Grove. They are accused of passing fake $100 bills at Mickey’s Massive Burrito in LaSalle, Debos in Peru, then Angelos Restaurant, Jimmy Johns, Dollar General, Valley News and Caseys – all in Spring Valley.

Sharp was charged with 2 counts of forgery and Roberson with 1. They remain in the Bureau County Jail. Jamie Smith has multiple forgery charges and is now in the LaSalle County Jail. Spring Valley police continue their investigation.

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Possible drowning victim found near Sheridan

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2015

How a man ended up dead on the shore of the Fox River is being examined by the LaSalle Sheriff’s office and the County Coroners Office. The Sheriff’s office received the report about 1am Sunday of a possible drowning near Sheridan. The man is believed to be about 30 years old. The Coroner will have more information later.

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17-year old ejected from vehicle

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2015

    A 17 year old guy apparently wasn’t seriously hurt after getting thrown from his vehicle as it rolled over Saturday night. The Sheriff’s office did not list the man’s name or home town.

    They did say it happened about 2 miles west of Wedron on North 35th road about 11pm Saturday night. The man was taken by ambulance to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and DUI of alcohol. He was released with a notice to appear.

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Hennepin saying good-bye to Kuhne

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2015

   In the Hennepin area, they’re saying “good bye” to a man who made a huge impact on the area over many years. 89-year old Marion Kuhne died in a Peoria hospice facility last Thursday. According to a release from Dysart Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Kuhne was born in Hennepin in 1925. As an adult, he worked for Continental Grain, Illinois Power and the town’s water District.

   As a community leader, Kuhne was closely involved with key aspects of Hennepin’s growth. Kuhne organized the village fire department and was its Chief for 30 years. He was President of the Town Board, Park District, school boards, Ambulance board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. In these capacities, he oversaw the consolidation of the Putnam County schools, helped bring J and L steel into the community, developed an indoor olympic pool and provided an ambulance and skilled EMT’s to the area. He served in many local and national organizations. He also, by the way, was a Army World War II veteran.

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“38 Special”, “Lonestar” and Messina arrive this week

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2015

    This is the week the hype pays off. Bureau County Fair brings in southern rockers “38 Special” Thursday night and the combo of “Lonestar” and “Jo-Dee Messina” Friday night.

    “38 Special” has sold 20 million records and received numerous gold and platinum awards. “Lonestar” is celebrating its 20th anniversary by reuniting with original lead singer Richie McDonald, prepping a new album and a 90 stop nationwide tour.

    Bureau County Fair opens at Noon Wednesday in Princeton with the carnival starting at 5. Daily attractions include “Farmer for a Day”, Tim and karen Barker the chain saw artists, “Kachunga and the Aligator show”, beer garden and more.

Box office  hours through Tuesday are 10am – 5pm.

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