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First Person: Larry Magnuson

City: On a farm south of Tiskilwa.

Where did you grow up: In Bureau County, near Tiskilwa and LaMoille.

Family: Wife Janice, son Keith and daughter Dawn.

Pets: Two farm cats.

Occupation: Farmer.

What is the last song you listened to: “Bad to the Bone.”

What is the last book you read: “The Last Man” by P.T. Deutermann.

What is the last television show you watched: “The Big Bang Theory.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots and warm apple pie.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you like to take with you: My wife.

What are your favorite local restaurants: Roma’s Italian Restaurant and the Prime Quarter Steakhouse.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: I’d share it with my family and my church.

People would be surprised to know that you: I’m a huge Illini fan, but I actually graduated from Illinois State.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working: I like to promote understanding of today’s agriculture with consumers and Bureau County school kids.

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