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  • Fourth of July about more than fireworks

    Fourth of July about more than fireworks

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:16 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:16:12 GMT
    Sure, the Fourth of July fireworks were impressive as expected Saturday night at the Illinois Veterans Home. So were all of the trappings that accompanied the celebration, from the on-stage musical entertainment to the concessions and other attractions. Possibly lost to some, however, were the memories and sacrifices that are a part of many lives on a day such as July 4, especially at a site like the Veterans Home.
    Sure, the Fourth of July fireworks were impressive as expected Saturday night at the Illinois Veterans Home. So were all of the trappings that accompanied the celebration, from the on-stage musical entertainment to the concessions and other attractions. Possibly lost to some, however, were the memories and sacrifices that are a part of many lives on a day such as July 4, especially at a site like the Veterans Home.
  • Perry leaders start planning early for celebration of 150th anniversary

    Perry leaders start planning early for celebration of 150th anniversary

    Sunday, July 5 2015 3:41 AM EDT2015-07-05 07:41:52 GMT
    Community leaders already have plans underway to celebrate the city of Perry's 150th anniversary next year. Ron Leake, sesquicentennial committee chairman, said volunteers hope to showcase Perry's history and heritage with events planned in August 2016.
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  • Traeders' 'Final Act' will be Vintage Kart Olympics

    Traeders' 'Final Act' will be Vintage Kart Olympics

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:23 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:23:36 GMT
    The Vintage Kart Olympics, for more than a decade an established part of the local sports landscape, will never be quite the same after this year. Gus and Terry Traeder, the father-son combination who helped make karting a recognized presence in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, are stepping down as directors of the event they created.
    The Vintage Kart Olympics, for more than a decade an established part of the local sports landscape, will never be quite the same after this year. Gus and Terry Traeder, the father-son combination who helped make karting a recognized presence in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, are stepping down as directors of the event they created.
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