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Rip’s hosts Monday fundraiser

Posted by wlpo on March 20, 2016

Eating out Monday night can make you feel good twice;  IF you attend the “Operation Prom-ise” fundraiser at Rip’s in Ladd.  According to Rodney Perez, you can chow down on chicken or chicken strips for $8 between 4:30 and 7:30.  Tickets are still available at Hy-Vee or Debo’s.  They’ll also be available at the door. You can see more on Perez’s Facebook page as well.

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Future of Princeton schools examined Tuesday

Posted by wlpo on March 20, 2016

What is the future of our elementary schools? That’s the question being asked in Princeton.

School officials are hosting a community outreach meeting this Tuesday evening at Logan Jr. High School.  There will be tours of the school starting at 5 and a discussion at 6.

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Pirates win Student Section Showdown Saturday

Posted by wlpo on March 20, 2016

There was 1 group of Ottawa Township students that won state honors this weekend in Peoria. The Pirate’s “Superfans” group was named best in the Class 3A/4A IHSA Student Section showdown. Math instructor and advsior, Dan Le said his students submitted a video February 2nd depicting sportsmanship, school spirit and originality. A month later, the IHSA invited Le and students to Peoria for the “Showdown” finale. Yesterday, (Saturday) students, Casey Haywood, P. J. Schrik, Emily Despain, Kori Heth, Tayah Guerrero and Blake Burress and Le were announced winners between tourney games. It’s only the second year for the Student Section showdown and OTHS has been a finalist each year.

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Rezin visiting LaSalle Veterans Home Monday

Posted by wlpo on March 20, 2016

Instead of vacationing on her Spring break, Senator Sue Rezin wants to hear from veterans in her district. The Republican will be joined by Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Erica Jeffries Monday at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle.  The two will tour the home before meeting privately with veterans.  Rezin and the rest of the state senate are on Easter break until April 5.

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Princeton Jam welcomes string instruments

Posted by wlpo on March 20, 2016

Do you play the music instruments associated with Country, Gospel and Bluegrass? Every 3rd Friday of the month – year around –  players are welcome to what’s called the “Princeton Jam” in the First Lutheran Church.   The church is at 116 North Pleasant in Princeton. The 4 hour music program welcomes guitar, banjo, violin or string instrument players and just listeners.

 They’re trying to boost attendance. If you have questions, call 875-2057. The next date is April 15th. 

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Indiana marketing Director switches sides

Posted by wlpo on March 20, 2016

The marketing executive who tried to lure businesses to Indiana by asking Illinois residents if they were “Illinnoyed” has crossed enemy lines, so to speak.  Kelly Nicholl has been hired as the first marketing director for the Illinois Business and Development Corp. that Governor Bruce Rauner recently created.

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that until recently Nicholl was vice president for marketing with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Its billboards and ads across the state line asked residents whether they were “Illinnoyed by higher taxes?” among other questions.

She tells Crain’s she guesses she’ll “have to try to undo part of (her) hard work in Indiana.”

Nicholl says there are “great assets in Illinois” to highlight.  But, she offers no clues on what her new slogan might be.

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