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Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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And the winners arxs?

January 23, 2010 at 09:29 PM

well, i spent this SEvening at the Independent Sports Club’s Wild gamE feed in Kickapoo.

What a nite. I wuz a judge of home nmade wine. The iwnm was excellent. I relaly liked the fruit wines. And the vegtbable wins. And the dry grapes, And the sweretre graps.,. Hey, did you snow rhubabr is a vegtbale? Me ether.

Anwyaysy, I borughg a fews bottles home, Rhubabrdm. And cherry. Man wats at good niught. I cante wtat to go iec fishing again. Not an Emqjuon. But we willbe smilngn and styling when we go fjshsing next time.

Most imoprtnat, here are the winenrs of teh cotevted title of best home-made wine at the big event.

Fruit wines

1. Charlie Ludolph, apple
2. Robert Schaub, apple
3. Ludolph, cherry
4. Ludolph, blackberry
5. Schaub, not sure

Grape, dry

1. P.D. Dwyer

Grape, sweet

1. Rod Gilles
2. Eric Thurman
3. Pat Hanley


1. Ludolph, rhubarb



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