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Ottawa and Peru PADS asking for air-matresses

  UNDATED – The Ottawa and Peru PADS are asking the public for air mattresses to help former clients get settled into their new homes. The shelters announced that within a three week time period, Ottawa Pads Four families of 17 individuals, of which 11 are children, have been settling ...Read more

Tonica welcomes new ambulance

TONICA – The Tonica Fire Department announced that they recieved a brand new Ambulance. According to the department, it will be a few weeks until the ambulance is in service. They want to thank everyone for donating to the cause. The Ambulance was purchased with money from fundraisers and ...Read more

Peru Antique Mall closing

  PERU – Their 20th anniversary would have been April 1st, but instead the Peru Antique Mall will be closing for good. Owner Jan Olson says there’s a lot of broken hearts right now, but was a deal by industrial developers she and her husband Jack couldn’t pass up. The mall ...Read more

Mentgen pleads guilty to 2019 murder

PRINCETON – The boyfriend of a woman who authorities say was the victim of a homicide in Spring Valley has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. 38-year-old Eddie Lee Mentgen will serve at least 35 years in prison for the death of 28-year-old Marissa S. Roberts on April 5th 2019. Mentgen was ...Read more