Comedy Show Saturday, November 17th 8:00 p.m.

Originally from North Carolina, Rob Holloway exudes warmth and Southern like-ability. A maestro of sound effects and dead-on impressions of celebrities and characters, Rob creates a show that is full of energy and a delight to watch. An evening with him is an evening you’ll never forget.

Rob started his brand of comedy in 1985 while still in the United States Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base. He did talent shows on base as well as travel to Los Angeles to work the local clubs there. It was the height of comedy in the 80’s so it was a great time to start doing stand-up. Rob was lucky enough to be the opening act for Richard Pryor, Andrew “Dice” Clay, and Sam Kinison, among others..

Rob has traveled all over the U.S. as well as Europe performing his brand of in-your-face, high-energy comedy. His energy is infectious as he sets the show to a laughing frenzy of impressions, singing, and improvisation. Every one of his live performances vary slightly but are always consistent……they’re FUNNY!

Rob’s creativity shows in his performances. He has attended Second City Improv Theater Company—a theater that has a history of producing great improv actors such as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and John Belushi, among others. Second City has improvisational training, sketch comedy development, scene work expansion, singing improv, instruction, and character improvement classes.

Rob Holloway’s comedy is for people who expect more meat on the comedy bone. Hilarious stand-up interspersed with right-on/non augmented sound effects and dead-on impersonations keep audiences clamoring for more. Rob’s high-energy style has not subsided even after 20 years on the comedy circuit and he’s been sharing stages with known greats since his very start.

Ticket price - $13.00 if purchased by Friday, November 16. Tickets are $15.00 the day of the show. Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. Minimum age is 21 years old.

Kenny Calkins III wins Regional PBA Title

Kenny Calkins, III, 32 of Des Moines, Iowa  is no longer searching for his first Regional PBA title this year.  Sunday, September 2 he earned the honor of 1st Place in the Illinois Valley Midwest Classic at Illinois Valley Super Bowl.  Calkins captured the title and earned $2,000 for his efforts by averaging 219.13 over 16 games.  He finished the Qualifying Round in 11th place while averaging 220.86 over 7 games.  In 5 games in the  Round Robin he moved up to 5th place with a 213.42 average over 12 games.  He moved up to 4th place in the Round Robin position round providing him the opportunity to compete in the Stepladder Rounds.  Kenny beat Nate Stubler (4th Place - $650.00) 221-214 in the first Stepladder Round.  He then beat defending champion AJ Johnson (3rd Place - $800) 236 - 228 in the semi-finals.  He notched the title by beating Sean Rash (2nd Place ($1,100) in the title match 254 - 214.   There were participants from 9 states.  

Winners of the youth Pro Am Tournament held Saturday, September 1, 2018 were: 12 and over division - 1st Place Landen Miller, 2nd Place Matt Jacobson and 11 and under division - 1st Place Kaitlyn Miller.

Tournament sponsors include: La Salle State Bank, City of Peru, Ebonite, Classic Products, Toedter Oil, Western Bowling Proprietors Insurance, U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Adam Kinzinger,  Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin, Illinois House of  Representatives Member Jerry Long, Fran Szott Flooring, Walmart Distribution Center and Spring Creek Golf Course.

 IV super Bowl owners congratulate kenny calkins, iii (l-R Bob Stubler, Kenny Calkins, iii and jim Stubler)  

IV super Bowl owners congratulate kenny calkins, iii (l-R Bob Stubler, Kenny Calkins, iii and jim Stubler)