Friday, January 9, 2015


ARK Pets-of-the-Week

ALLIE is a very special girl with a wonderful personality...and only three legs!  This lovely and affectionate little lady gets around just fine though, and can do anything other cats can do.  She is used to a home environment and would love to have a new one with you!  Allie is spayed, micro-chipped and current on all her shots. The A.R.K. Humane Society is open from noon to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, or by appointment. For more information call The A.R.K. , 477  State Route 26, Lacon, at 309-246-4275.
DAHLIA is a very sweet 4 ½ year old girl who is very friendly with everyone and loves to give hugs and snuggle on the couch...the perfect family dog!  She gets along great with other dogs, loves toys (especially the squeaky ones!) and  loves to  run and play.  She doesn't mind kitties, either!  Dahlia is spayed, micro-chipped and current on all her shots.

Monday, December 29, 2014

ARK Pets-of-the-Week:

Ever met a dog who is the best in the world at something?  Well, Chief just might be that dog when it comes to playing FETCH!  This happy young boy with the million dollar smile also loves people and going for walks, then settling down for tummy rubs and chewing on his favorite bones and toys. Come play fetch with him and rub his tummy...he will amaze you! Chief is neutered, micro-chipped and current on all his shots. The A.R.K. Humane Society is open from noon to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, or by appointment.   For more information call The A.R.K. , 477 State Route 26, Lacon, at 309-246-4275.


Scooter is a very sweet and friendly young boy who was hit by a car when just a kitten.  He was found in the road with a broken pelvis, but after surgery and rehabilitation, he is now completely healed, healthy and ready for his new home!  He is a real lover who likes to take naps on laps!  Scooter is neutered, micro-chipped and current on all his shots.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tickets issued to driver in fatal accident

Press Release From the Peoria Police Department:

  "The Peoria Police Traffic Unit continues to investigate the single vehicle rollover accident on the lower portion of Detweiller Hill that occurred on Saturday December 20 at approximately 8:09 p.m. The driver, 17 years old, has been issued the following tickets: Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, Improper Lane Usage, Graduated driver (too many passengers) and Reckless Driving. The driver and remaining passengers have all been released from area hospitals. One of the passengers in the vehicle was 18 year old Jordan Watkins of Chillicothe. The remaining driver and passenger names will not be released due to the fact that they are 16 and 17 years old juveniles. The investigation is currently on going and information will be forwarded to the Peoria County States Attorney’s Office for review."

Sunday, December 21, 2014

17-year-old former IVC student dies in accident

  PEORIA, IL -- Seven high school friends were celebrating the holiday season together Saturday night when a tragic roll-over accident on West Detweiller Drive took the life of of one and sent the other six to area hospitals.
Danielle Smith
  ACCORDING TO Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll, Danielle Smith, 17, of Sparland, was ejected from the vehicle she was riding in just after 8 p.m. Dec. 20. She was pronounced dead an hour later at the scene of the accident.
  Smith, a former IVC High School student who recently transferred to Midland High School, was a passenger in a Chevrolet Suburban along with six other teenage girls ranging in age from 16 to 18 years old, all students at Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe.
  LT. STEVE ROEGGE of the Peoria Police Dept. said the driver of the vehicle hit a curb and rolled the vehicle. Speed is being looked at as a possible factor in the accident.
Roadside flowers mark the spot of the Dec. 20 roll-over
accident that took the life of 17-year-old Danielle Smith 
of Sparland on West Detweiller Drive in Peoria.

  

  "The speed limit is posted 25, and it is posted for a reason, because it has a lot of curves,” said Roegge. “Especially at night, you definitely need to be careful coming down this hill. It is dangerous road, if you aren't used to driving it."

 Most passengers were wearing seat belts. Drugs and alcohol did not play a role in the accident, according to police.
   THE OTHER SIX teenagers in the vehicle were taken to Peoria area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
   Ingersoll said an autopsy has been ordered.
   IVC officials plan to have grief counselors available on Monday afternoon at the high school.
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