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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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High winds hurt Elmwood again

June 06, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I’m starting to think June might be a good month to take a vacation from the otherwise lovely town of Elmwood.

Last night, for the second year in a row, our town was devastated by high winds. Last year got the trees. This year may have been even worse, as the storm took out most of the old buildings downtown.

The good news is nobody was killed by the tornado pictured above, a photograph taken by Richard Coon.

The bad news is this town, a town I no gladly call home, is left to rebuild yet again. And to see the war zone that is downtown was enough to turn my stomach. More to come.

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