Week 2 at the Journal Star

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Peoria Rivermen goalie Mike McKenna pretends to offer his four-year-old dog Bauer a treat in a park near his home in north Peoria. As a player for the Rivermen, McKenna is encouraged to involve himself in community outreach and has volunteered with the Humane Society.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Peoria Rivermen goalie Mike McKenna pretends to offer his four-year-old dog Bauer a treat in a park near his home in north Peoria. As a player for the Rivermen, McKenna is encouraged to involve himself in community outreach and has volunteered with the Humane Society.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Mukesh Bhandari, owner of Firefly International Energy, which manufactures batteries.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Mukesh Bhandari, owner of Firefly International Energy, which manufactures batteries.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Midwest Central forward Jennifer Berg, left, smiles as assistant head coach Chris Fisher applys a bandage during the game against Farmington on Thursday, January 17, at Farmington Central High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Midwest Central forward Jennifer Berg, left, smiles as assistant head coach Chris Fisher applys a bandage during the game against Farmington on Thursday, January 17, at Farmington Central High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Doug Lais leads a group of hikers through a trail on Sunday, January 20 at Bradley Park. Members of the Pimiteoui Trail Association meet bimonthly across the Peoria area for social hiking gatherings.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Doug Lais leads a group of hikers through a trail on Sunday, January 20 at Bradley Park. Members of the Pimiteoui Trail Association meet bimonthly across the Peoria area for social hiking gatherings.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Jesse Wheeler, 9, climbs up a rock climbing wall at Family Fest 2013 on Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Jesse Wheeler, 9, climbs up a rock climbing wall at Family Fest 2013 on Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Luke Markley, 7, left, is introduced to Cardinals center fielder Adron Chambers before the start of the St. Louis Cardinals Caravan on Sunday night at the Embassy Suites hotel in East Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Luke Markley, 7, left, is introduced to Cardinals center fielder Adron Chambers before the start of the St. Louis Cardinals Caravan on Sunday night at the Embassy Suites hotel in East Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Midwest Central forward Jennifer Berg (32) claps the hands of her teammates before the start of the game against Farmington on Thursday, January 17, at Farmington Central High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Midwest Central forward Jennifer Berg (32) claps the hands of her teammates before the start of the game against Farmington on Thursday, January 17, at Farmington Central High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Celtic band Switchback thanks the crowd in attendance after the end of their performance on Sunday, January 20 at the Peoria Public Library North Branch. The event is part of "Music in the McKenzie," a series of monthly performances by musical acts hosted at the library.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Celtic band Switchback thanks the crowd in attendance after the end of their performance on Sunday, January 20 at the Peoria Public Library North Branch. The event is part of “Music in the McKenzie,” a series of monthly performances by musical acts hosted at the library.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Sydney McClintock (32) of Illini Bluffs puts up a shot against Midland players during Saturday's game at Illini Bluffs High School. Illini Bluffs defeated Midland, 72-45.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Sydney McClintock (32) of Illini Bluffs puts up a shot against Midland players during Saturday’s game at Illini Bluffs High School. Illini Bluffs defeated Midland, 72-45.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Brimfield's Antony Mack puts up a shot over Jesse Ebert of Lewistown during Friday's game at Brimfield. Brimfield defeated Lewistown 54-35.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Brimfield’s Antony Mack puts up a shot over Jesse Ebert of Lewistown during Friday’s game at Brimfield. Brimfield defeated Lewistown 54-35.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Rivermen winger Tyler Shattock (26) lays out Aeros defenseman Tyler Cuma (61) in the third period on Sunday night at Carver Arena. Peoria defeated Houston 6-2.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Rivermen winger Tyler Shattock (26) lays out Aeros defenseman Tyler Cuma (61) in the third period on Sunday night at Carver Arena. Peoria defeated Houston 6-2.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Lewistown center Jesse Ebert (20) leads his team in a chant before the start of Friday's game at Brimfield. Brimfield defeated Lewistown 54-35.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Lewistown center Jesse Ebert (20) leads his team in a chant before the start of Friday’s game at Brimfield. Brimfield defeated Lewistown 54-35.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Balloon artist Lukas O'Hara, right, makes balloon flower and heart for Melanie Dobbs, 6, left, at Family Fest 2013 on Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Balloon artist Lukas O’Hara, right, makes balloon flower and heart for Melanie Dobbs, 6, left, at Family Fest 2013 on Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Hikers stop to explore a section of Bradley Park on Sunday, January 20. Members of the Pimiteoui Trail Association meet bimonthly across the Peoria area for social hiking gatherings.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Hikers stop to explore a section of Bradley Park on Sunday, January 20. Members of the Pimiteoui Trail Association meet bimonthly across the Peoria area for social hiking gatherings.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Peoria Rivermen goalie Mike McKenna holds onto his four-year-old dog Bauer in a park near his home in north Peoria. McKenna says he has a strong love for animals and is a supporter of pet adoptions.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Peoria Rivermen goalie Mike McKenna holds onto his four-year-old dog Bauer in a park near his home in north Peoria. McKenna says he has a strong love for animals and is a supporter of pet adoptions.

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