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IVAC bringing two scholarships to IVCC

  OGLESBY The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring two scholarships at Illinois Valley Community College. The “IVAC Building Our Community Scholarship” is for students pursuing trades such as automotive technology, electronics, electricity, HVAC, manufacturing –

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IVCC Ag students compete in Springfield

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College agriculture students recently attended the Illinois Professional Agriculture Student Conference at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Students include Joshua Cruz, Madeline-Rose Mudge, Rilan Rosengren, and Perris Stachlewitz. IVCC

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Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon held Saturday

PERU – On Saturday the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon was held in Peru. 8 teams of 5 bowlers pledged support to Junior Achievement programs in the area. The JA Bowl-A-Thon is the organization’s largest fundraiser taking place in 10 communities throughout the area in February and

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Gas prices at its highest nationwide

    CHICAGO – Gas prices have spiked nationwide due to elevated crude prices according to the American Automobile Association. Statewide, Illinois has seen a major jump in prices, currently averaging $3.71 per gallon, nearly 30 cents per gallon higher than last month. Putnam

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