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Carrying the torch for local Special Olympians

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Clients of Self Help Enterprises and Special Olympians greet members of law enforcement who completed the 4-mile run from the Illinois State Police District 1 on Lincolnway headquarters on East Lincolnway to Self Help on LeFevre Road on Wednesday afternoon in Sterling. When the torch arrives in Bloomington, it will kick off the Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games, slated to begin at noon Friday and continue through Sunday at the Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan campuses in Normal and Bloomington, respectively.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Illinois State Police Officer Jeff Meisenheimer carries the Special Olympics torch to Self Help. Following Meisenheimer are (from left) representatives from local law enforcement departments Ken Sondgeroth (ISP), Tim Cain (Whiteside County deputy), Mike Kuehl (ISP), and Todd Messer (Sterling Police).

Clients of Self Help Enterprises and Special Olympians greet members of law enforcement who completed the 4-mile run from the Illinois State Police District 1 on Lincolnway headquarters on East Lincolnway to Self Help on LeFevre Road on Wednesday afternoon in Sterling. When the torch arrives in Bloomington, it will kick off the Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games, slated to begin at noon Friday and continue through Sunday at the Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan campuses in Normal and Bloomington, respectively.

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