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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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Goodbye to the Interstate Center

March 02, 2010 at 07:58 AM

Boy will I miss the mud, water and tunnels of the Interstate Center, host of the Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic for the past decade.

Fortunately I still have mud on my shoes from last weekend as a memento of that wonderful place.

And I still have memories of the first Classic in Bloomington, when four-wheel drive trucks were buried to the axle in mud.

Whatever else happens next March 25-27 when the Classic returns to Peoria’s Civic Center, you can be certain you won’t need a tow truck to get you home.

Thank goodness for that.

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