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Jeff Lampe
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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A Web log by Jeff Lampe of the Journal Star

Welcome back to the blog

December 13, 2007 at 08:20 PM

It’s been a wild few weeks here in the Scattershooting world. Computer problems. More computer problems. Then a lack of respect for the value of blogging.

Finally, here we are, back where we belong. After a brief hiatus, Scattershooting is back. I’d like to say the blog is better than ever, but that’s a lie.

Gone, for now, are profiles of our regulars: Flathead, Farmer, Chef Todd, The Head Worm and Hawkeye. Gone is Chef Todd Sez. Gone is the listing of classic outdoor stories from the Peoria Journal Star archives. Gone is more than 18 months of entries and pictures.

Some think none of that matters. I disagree. In the months to come we will work to restore some of the missing features. For now, we’re going to start from scratch with this blog and get things up and running in a hurry. After a few days of vacation and more than a week of blog inactivity, I feel some entries brewing inside. Look out. Though they might not be worth much, here they come.



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