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Archive for September 20th, 2015

Horse okay after hit by motorist

Posted by wlpo on September 20, 2015

You have to pay attention driving a busy highway – even at night. 38-year old Alison Schramm of Serena was eastbound late Saturday night outside Serena when she struck a horse in the roadway. There were no injuries and no tickets. The horse decided it was better off with its owner than going out for late night jaunt.

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Waiting for Kids to “leg-go” of toys

Posted by wlpo on September 20, 2015

An interesting drama is playing itself out and involves 3 children and stolen “Legos”. LaSalle Library has given the young thieves to Wednesday to return “Legos” taken last week during the “Legomania” event. The theft was recorded by security cameras. If they’re returned by Wednesday, the Library will consider the matter closed – no questions asked. If not, the library will ban the youngsters from future activities.

Another “Legomania” is planned for this Wednedsay. The Library Facebook post says the staff will now more closely watch the toys.

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Mansion grounds available for pictures

Posted by wlpo on September 20, 2015

Do you have a son or daughter going to homecoming in Ottawa in October? The historic Reddick Mansion is opening its grounds to pictures on Ottawa’s homecoming October 3 and Marquette Academy’s October 10. Due to a Mansion Association event, the building will be closed this year. Attendees, their relatives and friends are invited to the gardens and grounds for this free event, now in its’ 7th year. Donations are welcome.

The Reddick Mansion gardens are maintained by volunteers belonging to the Mansion’s Association and the Ottawa Garden Club.

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Ottawa Police searching for missing man

Posted by wlpo on September 20, 2015

    Ottawa Police are searching for a 65-year old man Kenneth Joseph Thompson. Their FB post says Thompson went missing about 3am Sunday from his residence in the 1400 block of West Madison. Thompson is a white male, 5′ 6”, 110 pounds, grey hair, brown eyes, unshaven and has no teeth. He may be wearing skate board clothing and is believed to have left on foot.

    Police told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” he has no health issues, but family members are concerned. If you have information as to Thompson’s whereabouts, call Ottawa Police at 433-2131.

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Earlville man rolls car Saturday

Posted by wlpo on September 20, 2015

   An Earlville man is ejected from his car south of Shabbona while going to work Saturday morning. Dekalb County deputy says 27-year old Adam Almburg was north on Shabbona Road, when, for unknown reasons, his car left the road. Almburg overcorrected and rolled the vehicle onto its roof. He was thrown from his vehicle and had little memory of the accident.

   Almburg was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital. His injuries were not life threatening. He was ticketed for improper lane usage and not wearing a seatbelt.

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Eat, Fly and look at the Airport Sunday

Posted by wlpo on September 20, 2015

    You can fly in or drive in to the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru for breakfast Sunday. The annual breakfast is all-you-can-eat with eggs, pancakes, and sausage. It’s from 7 until noon.

    Either before or after eating, you and the kids can take airplane rides for $30 or a helicopter ride for $40. There will be airplanes on display along with the Life flight helicopter. Kids can always try a flight simulator.  There are also raffles for cash and electronics.

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Wine takes center stage at Park

Posted by wlpo on September 20, 2015

    It’s called Illinois’ largest wine festival and its back at Matthiessen State Park.  Nearly 30 wineries from across the state will show off their goods once again Sunday at the Vintage Illinois Wine Festival. There is also food and live music. You’re encouraged to bring your own chairs and you can also bring in your own food.

    If you plan on sipping wine, tickets are 25 dollars. If you go and don’t drink, the cost is five dollars.  The wine festival runs from noon until 5.

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Convicted burglar in jail again

Posted by wlpo on September 20, 2015

      A 33-year old convicted burglar finds himself out of work and in jail again. 33-year old Mason Hass was arrested last week on felony charges. Authorities believe he is at the center of about 30 business, residential and car burglaries the last several months in LaSalle, Bureau and Marshall Counties.

    After interviews and a search of a Peru home, investigators executed a search warrant in Spring Valley, leading to Hass’s arrest. He is being held on $100,000 thousand dollars bond. He was on parole after serving prison time for residential burglary in LaSalle County back in 2012. LaSalle police say additional charges may be pending and more arrests could be made in those burglaries.

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