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April is STD Awareness Month

OTTAWA – April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, 2.3 million new cases of nationally notifiable STDs chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported by Americans in 2017. It was yet another record-breaking year for STDs in the

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Princeton council race tied

PRINCETON, Ill. (AP) — Absentee ballots could break a tie in a race for city council in Princeton. Robin Swift and Jerry Neumann each emerged Tuesday with 771 votes in Princeton. Swift said she wanted to concede the race to Neumann, the incumbent, and run again in the future. But the Bureau

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Peru Police K9 Receives Body Armor

PERU – The Peru K9 Officer now is equipped with armor thanks to a donation from a charity. On Thursday Peru Police announced that Vested Interest have delivered to Saxon his new protective vest. The vest, valued at $950.00, is embroidered with the phrase “Born to Love-Trained to

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New Mayor in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Voter’s in the city of Ottawa elected a former commissioner as their next Mayor. Daniel F. Aussem will replace outgoing Mayor Robert M. Eschbach. Aussem came in with 52 percent of the vote, while opponent Julie Johnson trailed in at nearly 48 percent of the vote.

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