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Bringing farm life to fourth-grade classroom

Bringing farm life to fourth-grade classroom

Beau Gerber, left, pours cornstarch into a bag held by Adam Sarabia while Caroline Moskalewicz looks on during an Ag in the Classroom session at Trinity Catholic Academy in La Salle, Ill. The students were making corn-based plastic.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Bringing farm life to fourth-grade classroom

Bringing farm life to fourth-grade classroom

Ron Burdon, left, the Agriculture in the Classroom coordinator for the La Salle County Farm Bureau Foundation, talks to Logan Griggs, a Trinity Catholic Academy fourth-grader, about corn-based packing peanuts in La Salle, Ill. For the past nine years, Burdon has taught La Salle County fourth…

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Undisturbed prairie sits along railroad

Undisturbed prairie sits along railroad

A prairie gentian blooms in a remnant prairie west of Sheffield in Bureau County, Ill. A prairie remnant, is prairie land that has never been plowed or otherwise disturbed since pioneer days.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am
Undisturbed prairie sits along railroad

Undisturbed prairie sits along railroad

In this photo taken Oct. 3 in Sheffield, Ill., Bill Handel, a plant ecologist with Illinois Natural History Survey’s Prairie Research Institute, points out native plants in a remnant prairie west of Sheffield in Bureau County, Ill. Handel is surveying railroad right-of-ways for the Illinois …

October 13, 2012 12:00 am
Aging with grace includes staying well

Aging with grace includes staying well

The Rev. Jennifer speaks to a group of about 40 women on spiritual awakening April 19 during the spirit segment of Aging Gracefully and Creating Vibrant Health workshops at First Congressional Church in Peru, Ill. The three-part workshop focused on a mind, body and spirit approach to wellnes…

May 20, 2012 12:00 am
Aging with grace includes staying well

Aging with grace includes staying well

Roxanne Cherpeske, left, of Oglesby, Ill., and Marzita Setchell, of La Salle, Ill., work on their flower pounding projects April 19 during the fun segment of the first part of the Aging Gracefully and Creating Vibrant Health workshops at First Congressional Church in Peru, Ill. There were th…

May 18, 2012 12:00 am
Wesclox Fire

Wesclox Fire

A fire burns at the former Westclox clock factory early Sunday in Peru, Ill. Police Chief Doug Bernabei said at a news conference Sunday that two teenage boys, a 15-year-old from Peru and a 17-year-old from La Salle, were charged with aggravated arson.

January 01, 2012 6:39 pm
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