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Manlius hosts Western League rolle bolle

Manlius Rolle Bolle Club hosted the Western League games on July 21.

Fifty men competed from the 11 clubs, and the winners were all from Kewanee. Tony Marchand, representing Manlius Club, and Duane VanDeSampel Jr. and Ron Beauprez played for Kewanee.

Second went to Tyler DeBrock, Manlius, Dan Chapman, Annawan, and Glen Ryan Hostens from Molin; third went to Carl Suhr, Chris Jaggers and Brent DePauw; fourth went to Bruce Johnson, Lynn Baele and Rob Morey; and fifth went to Roger DeBrock, Verne Sturtewagon and Chris Suhr.

The team of Kristine DeBrock, Amy Brummit and Donna Ericson won first for the women. Second went to Norma Emmerson, Maddie Brummit and Sherie Verdick.

Twenty-six bolders were on hand for league play July 24, and Kristine DeBrock, Kenny Rodgers and Rob Morey, were the first-place team. Second went to Coleen VanKerreBroeck, Rod Nelson and Tyler DeBrock; third to Rachael Renee Piper and Tyler Heitzler bolling with two bolles; fourth went to Jessica Smith, Donna Ericson and Mitch Smith; and fifth place went to Eric Spergetis, Harold Oloffson and Roger DeBrock.

Underground Railroad 5K: The 21st annual Underground Railroad 5K is Sept. 14 held during Homestead Festival. Registration starts at 6:45 a.m. with racetime at 8 a.m. from the Bureau County Metro Center. Entry fee is $20 before race day and $25 on race day. For more information, contact Tammy Lange at 815-872-0840.

Fastpitch Church League: St. Matthew’s defeated United Methodist 15-9 Saturday to move into a first-place tie, both teams standing at 6-2. Princeton Bible had a chance to make it a three-way tie, but fell to Bureau Township 11-10 in Saturday’s first game.

The league moves into its final slate of regular-season games with the postseason tournament beginning Aug. 6. The People’s Church will play a doubleheader Friday, facing Bunker Hill at 6 p.m. and St. Louis/Covenant at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games match Bible vs. Methodist at 6 p.m. with St. Matthew’s playing Bureau Township at 7:30 p.m.

League standings are UMC (6-2), St. Matthew’s (6-2), Princeton Bible (5-3), Bureau Township (4-4), Bunker Hill (3-5); St. Louis/Covenant 3-5, People’s Church (1-7).

Red Cross Fundraiser: The 21st annual Illinois Valley American Red Cross Walk-Run-Bike fundraiser will be held Aug. 25, at Baker Lake in Peru. Registration is at noon. Walkers, bikers and runners will leave the starting line at 1 p.m. All registered participants will receive T-shirts.

The Peru Walk Bike Run will also include a family bike safety rodeo on the east side of Baker Lake from noon to 2 p.m. The first 100 children attending will receive a free bicycle helmet and rodeo T-shirt. An adult must accompany each bike rodeo participant.

Money raised from the event will be used for local Red Cross activities including disaster services training and response, health and safety programs, and mobile meal deliveries. The Red Cross blood donation program will also benefit.       

For more information and to register, call the Peru Red Cross office at 815-223-0922 or e-mail or send an e-mail message to

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