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Archive for June 5th, 2016

Hostess recalls snacks across the U.S.

Posted by wlpo on June 5, 2016

Do you have any sensitivity to peanuts?  Hostess Bakeries is recalling thousands of single serve snack cakes and donuts, multipack boxes and bagged donuts – brands like Ding Dongs and Zingers – because Hostess says they may have come in contact with peanut residue. It admits it is doing so out of an abundance of caution.  They were sold  in stores all across the U.S.

NBC New York says the flour used to make these products likely came in contact with peanut residue.  Anyone with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts who consumes any of the snacks involved in the recall could risk a serious or life-threatening reaction. Anyone who bought the affected snack items may return them to where they were purchased for a full refund.

No code numbers were provided in the story.  A full list of products is on the FDA’s website. The recall involves 710-thousand cases of various snacks.

 

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Fishing rodeo coming next Saturday in Peru

Posted by wlpo on June 5, 2016

 

June 11 is the date to make memories fishing with your kids.  Cedar Point Sportsman’s Club is inviting boys and girls ages 4 – 15 to the Club’s lake property north of Airport Road. Registration for their kid’s fishing rodeo is at 8am with 2 hours of fishing to follow.

Prizes will be given for the biggest and most catfish, Bass, Bluegill, and Crappies. A combo fishing pole will be awarded to the person with the biggest and most carp caught.

Kid’s Fishing Tournament at Lock 14 in LaSalle comes up June 18.

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Weekend attendance mixed at Starved Rock

Posted by wlpo on June 5, 2016

Business was booming at Starved Rock State Park Sunday, according to 1 employee.   Jolyn Wise,  Park Naturalist, said there was about 12,180 people at Starved Rock Saturday and 1666 at Matthiesson.  Wise suspected the threat of rain Saturday discouraged visitors.

Wise said they were considerably busier Sunday.  2700 people had visited the Starved Rock Visitors Center by 1pm, with another 3 hours yet to go before closing.  Only 1700 utilized the center Saturday.  Last weekend,  the Memorial Day weekend, Wise claimed the visitors center entertained 6000 people on Saturday,  better than 11,000 on Sunday and better than 9000 on Monday, Memorial Day.

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Donor pays for new Sheriff vehicle

Posted by wlpo on June 5, 2016

The Marshall County Sheriff’s K-9 officer is traveling in a brand new vehicle. According to their Facebook page,  Sheriff Robert Russell acquired a new Chevy Tahoe from a donor wishing to remain anonymous.  The vehicle is worth $63,000, but Marshall County taxpayers aren’t paying a cent.

The four door is black in color with letters highlighted in white and gold. It has a push bumper or “bulbar” across the front of the grill to protect it in a collision.

 

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DNR to examine cleanup offer

Posted by wlpo on June 5, 2016

 

As you may know, the council overhang at Starved Rock State Park was found marred by graffiti last week. Conservation Police officer Sgt. Phil Wire told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” a group has supposedly offered to clean the site at no cost to the State.  He could not identify the group, but said the decision would be made by the Department of Natural Resources in Springfield. Wire said the DNR would have to be assured no further damage would occur as a result of the cleanup.

If you discover someone defacing park property, Wire said to notify State Police.  If you can safely get pictures with a camera phone, then do so.  But, don’t confront the troublemakers yourself.  Camera phone pictures are proving useful in an earlier incident at “WildCat Canyon” said Wire.  Some troublemakers were throwing items down upon other visitors.

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