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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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Yes, Scrappy found a new home

November 19, 2009 at 07:10 AM

A few people have been asking lately about the whereabouts of Scrappy, the little Miniature Pinscher we inherited as a stray.

Well, just in the nick of time, Scrappy was adopted by a new family. After diligent efforts to find his owner came up empty, we tried to find a new home for the Scrap. Drew and Penny (above) learned about Scrappy (or Squeaky as the kids called him or whatever it is they now call the cute little dog) right here on Scattershooting. After they showed up and fell in love with the little rascal he was whisked off to his new, better life.

I say it was just in time because that little rascal was growing on me. Another few days and I would have wanted to keep him. But alas, space is an object in our pin-sized yard. And with a Lab puppy on the way in the next year, there was just no room for Scrappy. We are all happy he is now with a good family, even it if means he will probably be wearing sweaters someday soon.

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