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601 S. Yates - Ashland New price - $104,900

Home of the Old Country Brat Shop

SPOTLESS SMALL TOWN RANCH!! You will LOVE the new flooring in this spacious open floor plan. Comfortable living is the only way to describe it! Enjoy entertaining your friends and family on the new patio in your fenced back yard. Two bedrooms, but possible third which is presently being used as an exercise room. Bright and cheery sun room is located between the house and attached garage. Large corner lot with great trees. Roof in 2007. PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHOWS IN THIS

June 2012 Volume 6 Issue 6

Blane Real Estate, Inc. Pete - 217-652-3262 Judy - 217-652-7521 Kim - 217-341-3555 blaneinpetersburgil.com

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CELEBRATING 80 YEARS IN BUSINESS 1932 - 2012 615 S. Yates, 3 bds, 2/5 bath. lots of space, all appliances stay, den with a fireplace, 2 c. att. gar. plus 30x50 shed partially heated & cooled, oversized doors for camper or boat and 3 lots.

108 N. Charles Street Ashland, IL $74,900 Character abounds in this unique 2BR 1BA home! Many nice features including; original hardwood floors, open living/dining/office area, covered front porch, several built in shelves & drawers, walk-up un-finished attic, and large landscaped back yard. Numerous updates; `10 water heater, `04 kitchen counters & cabinet fronts, some windows, `96 furn and A/C, and much more. Possible 3rd BR off of MBR. Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865

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615 S. Yates, Ashland -

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Ann Martin Real Estate Broker 100% Club Member Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-652-6193 Fax: 217-787-8957

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CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto bereacc@casscomm.com www.bereachristianchurch.com Sunday Christian Education Hour - 9:30 pm Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Eve. Prayer Mtg. - 7:00 pm We’re Open On Sunday!! CHURCH OF CHRIST Minister Howard Chartier Sunday School - 9:00 am Sunday Worship - 10:00 am

ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH Father Chris Brey 476.8856 Ashland Sunday Mass - 9:00 am Beardstown Sunday Mass - 11:00 am Sunday (Spanish) - 12:30 pm Virginia Saturday - 5:00 pm UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Pam Hoffman 476.8858 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am Wednesday- Choir Practice - 7:00 Youth Second Saturday - 10am - 2pm NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net Sunday School for all ages@ 9:10-10:00 am 2nd Service - 10:15 am YOUTH4TRUTH @ 6:30-7:30 pm Tuesday Corporate Prayer @ 7:00 pm Saturday’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. David L. McHenry 476.3678 Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am

ASHLAND ZIP CODE DAY 6-26-12 is our zip code day. Plans are in the works for an evening of fun in the park. Watch for details around town.

HELP WANTED… We are in need of Pastors or Lay People to conduct worship services for the residents of Walker Nursing Home in Virginia at 2:00 P.M. on the 3rd Sunday of the month, except for February. Since we have residents from the surrounding communities, we are asking for volunteers from these areas. If you can help out with any of these days, please call Donna @ (217) 452-3218

Healing Fractures by Edward J. Moretto, Minister, Berea Christian Church Let’s go back a couple of months to the time of our Ashland/Pleasant Plains community Lenten services. That time always has a special attraction for me. I guess, because I come from a group of churches which in the nineteenth century worked for the restoration of the entire Church to New Testament faith and practices, I’m comfortable with the association of all professing Christians in our community Lenten worship services. There has always been the fascination for some of us that in the days of the early Church the apostle Paul could travel the length of the Christian world and worship with churches of Christians wherever he found them. In some instances these were churches which he himself had founded. That some of these churches, or at least some of the individuals in them, may have disagreed with Paul on some point of opinion (evident in some of his letters) made no difference. Essential doctrine was never compromised even though the card could be played that “your essentials are not my essentials.” What one found was a unity which left no doubt in the mind of an outsider that these Christians “love one another.” As a result, the Church grew. In our Lenten worship services, six Sunday evening services leading up to a Good Friday service and a Sunrise service on Resurrection (Easter) Sunday, one catches a glimpse of the unity of the early Church. The music may vary from traditional to contemporary, the preaching styles may differ from topical to running commentary to expository, but the common bond in Jesus Christ is clearly evident. The fellowship meals which follow these services are an expression of that bond. We eat together, laugh together, and simply enjoy one another’s company. This common bond in Christ begs the question, “If we are members of the same body (the Church), and if the body has multiple fractures (denominational divisions), why are we not about the business of healing those fractures?” In John 17:20-26, Jesus prays for the unity of His Church. Christians should all be aware of that prayer. Christians should also be aware of the nature of the Church. Here’s food for thought. If a fractured bone can heal, can the fractured Church, with TLC, do likewise?


MATT GREER President

Located at West Central Bank 400 East Buchanan, PO Box 467 Main: 217-476-3653 - Fax: 217-476-3342 Email: matt.greer@ingfp.com

Illini

Propane LLC

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NEAL’S BARBER SHOP

220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage

Ashland, IL 62612 Hours: 7:30 am - 1 pm Tuesday - Friday

Closed Saturday-Sunday-Monday

Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-9631

**GIVE US A CALL**

SUMMER READING PROGRAM The Pleasant Plains Community Club will once again light up the sky on July 4th at dusk with a spectacular display of fireworks to celebrate America. Fireworks are expensive. Want to help with the costs? You can help by donating to the Pleasant Plains Community Club. Please send you donation to Box 385, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

Name:_____________________________ Address:___________________________ Donation: ____$10____$25____$50____Other The Community Club will sell rib-eye sandwiches and hot dogs and drinks in front of the high school prior to the fireworks display.

Prairie Skies Public Library District will be starting their Summer Reading Program, “Reading is so Delicious”. The library will host a range of free programs on Mondays at 10 am in the main library at Ashland and again at 1 pm a the Pleasant Plains branch library. Kick-off is with the “Mad Science of Peoria” by Carrie Healy on June 4th, the enchanting marionettes of the DePriest Puppets on June 11th, Dulcimer Guy Mike Anderson, has stories and songs to satisfy your appetite on June 18th, the St. Louis Hoop Club will get you moving on June 25th, Mr. E. Rod Erdmann will perform on July 2nd, and the grand finale is M & K Parties on July 9th.

Village Wide Garage Sales in Pleasant Plains on Saturday, June 23 from 8am – 1pm

Thanks to our sponsors and friends prizes will be awarded for reading. Grand prizes to be announced. The programs are free and all are welcome to come.

The Pleasant Plains Community Building is available to rent for parties, meetings, family reunions, etc. Call Shirley at 415-2976 for availability and fees. The building has just been updated and refreshed and looks soooo good!!

Prairie Skies Library District - 125 West Editor, Ashland, and 555 Buckeye, Pleasant Plains


Foundation Created for A-C Central School District #262

A SUBSIDIARY OF THE WEST CENTRAL BANK E-mail: wcins@casscomm.com

108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354 Jeffrey A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell

Other Locations: 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7717 Kristen Arthalony 815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock

116 State Street Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones 979 Clocktower Drive Springfield, IL 62704 217-726-9885 Stacey M. Hester

June 2nd 7:00 p.m. & June 3rd 2:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville High School Auditorium – Tracy’s Dance Techniques will present their annual recital. It is a DANCE XPLOSION of all dance styles classical, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, you name it. Come and join us as the dancers pictured perform a Hip Hop number to Who Says – Front – Cheyanne Carter, Anna Connolly, Back – Courtney Greer, Alana Harris, Allison Roberts, Ashley Smith

On September 15, 201I seven directors were seated on the board of the A-C Central Schools Foundation. The Foundation is classified a SA 501(3Xc) which is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Tax exempt status has been granted both for the foundation and its donors. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial or other resources in support of the curricular and co-curricular activities of A-C Central Community Unit District #262 and to aid and assist in general the cause of education, extra-curricular and interscholastic programs in the school district. Appointed as officers for the Foundation were Scot Atwood/President, Homer Rieker/VicePresident, Mathew Greer/Treasurer and J.R. Blair as Secretary. The other board directors seated were V. Todd Jokisch, Milton Edge and Harold Hoagland Jr. An ex-officio member of the board is the current superintendent Rebecca Canty. President Scot Atwood stated, that schools across the nation are faced with increasing demands and diminishing resources and we have seen an explosion in foundations created to assist their local schools. This project has been in the planning stages for the last year and we as a board would like to thank West Central bank of Ashland for Donating $2500.00 to the Foundation. It is because of their generous donation that we were able to get this project off the ground. We are committed to seeing a vibrant and financially secure education environment in the AC Central School district. We are in the process of contacting alumni, community members, businesses, corporations and anyone who has an interest in helping the school in Ashland and Chandlerville.


Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums

For all your plumbing needs Darrin Smith Owner

16693 Newmansville Avenue Petersburg, Illinois 62675

Ph: (217) 971-4571

Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612

217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 prenticeev@casscomm.com prenticeelevator.com James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you:

Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

Monday - Saturday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Furniture

Carpet Cleaning Car Interior

Cell (217) 741-3758 Phone: (217) 476-3508

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

CASS COUNTY HISTORY & BIOGRAPHICAL BOOK… The 175th Cass County History and Biographical book will be available for those that haven't ordered a copy and would like to purchase one at our office 109 S. Front St., Virginia, IL. They will be $65 each and if would like them mailed add $5.00. They will be available June 1, 2012..

Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612

Outside Windows Now Open at Lucky’s! Check Out The New Hours! OPEN NOW EVERYDAY 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sundays and Holidays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

WELCOME HOME COLLEGE STUDENTS Hope to see you at Lucky’s often.


Congratulations Emily Thornley for graduating from Western Illinois with a degree in Agricultural Business. We are so proud that you accomplished this 3 very busy years!! With love Howie, Martha, Grandpa, Grandma, Diana, Sam, Shelbi


Accusations, mistaken identities, and romance run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with loved ones.

Performed at the Sophie Leschin Auditorium - Jacksonville, Illinois Tickets: $13 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under.

Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith

ADVENTURE CLUB

June 11th - 15th Mackinac Island $730.00 per person (Double Occupancy)

111 North Hardin Ashland, IL 62612 (217)476-3547 Office Hours by Appointment Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

RPA Farmers Co-op

July 19th Mystery Trip $94.00 per person 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Richland

3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

A Full Service Bank

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Pleasant Plains

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There is a unique date around the corner that is special for our zip code. On June 26, 2012, the date (6/26/12) will match our zip code. In honor of this once in a century occasion, a community event is in the planning stages. Watch for flyers. Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact the Village office. We are asking all landlords of properties within the village limits to please call the Village office (217/476-3317) and update their contact information. Additionally, if you have discontinued your landline telephone service, we are asking our water customers to update their contact information as well. If you enjoy gardening and are willing to volunteer your time making Ashland’s entrances beautiful, we would appreciate your talents. Thanks to Jennifer Waters’ FFA students, the flowers and greenery have been planted both at the entrances to the village and throughout the downtown in planters. The Village of Ashland has available upon request this year’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The CCR includes basic information on the source of your drinking water, the level of any contaminants that were detected in the water during 2011 and compliance with other drinking water rules, as well as other educational information. The Consumer Confidence Report will be mailed to individual customers. You may view a copy of the report at the Village Hall, 101 N. Yates, Ashland, Illinois. Homeowners and landlords, please make sure to have permanent and visible address numbers on your home. This is especially important in cases of emergencies. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact Ameren CIPS for repair.

Water $27.50 $14.75 $ 1.05 $39.00

First 1,000 gallons Per 1,000 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge

Sewer $10.45 $ 4.40

E-mail: Ashland@casscomm.com Facebook: Village of Ashland

Village of Ashland Board Members & Staff:

Dave Handy, Mayor Jim Birdsell, Chief of Police Ron Cave, Public Works Director Alicia Hager, Village Treasurer Vanessa Doellman, Village Clerk Kitty Mau, Deputy Clerk

Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann, Trustee Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Seth Thornley, Trustee Frank Wallce, Trustee Terry Blakeman, Trustee


BITS-N-PIECES ASHLAND U-HELP... Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available at West Central Bank in Ashland.

SR. SAINTS… Sr. Saints will meet June 16 at the Baptist Hall at 5:00 for a potluck meal. There will be a demonstration of depression glass and games.

ASHLAND WOMAN’S CLUB...The Officers and Committee chairs will meet at 1:30 pm Tuesday June 5th. The meeting will be at the Ashland Baptist fellowship Hall.

ASHLAND VFW POST 3546… Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL… St. Augustine Catholic Church, July 8th, 4:30p - 6:30p Troop 125 will be at summer camp from June 17-22nd. We will be back for the Ashland Parade. We want to thank our parents/family for running the food both on Friday night at the Ashland Days and hope everyone comes out and enjoys all our food. Kesselring and Whittington families would like to thank everyone for their generous acts of kindness, support and thoughtfulness in the recently passing of Kendra (Kesselring) Whittington. To all who brought food, donations, flowers, and hugs… you helped to lighten our burden… “THANK YOU”

JUNE BIRTHDAYS 1 - Chenoa Butler 2 - Eleanor Cosner 6 - Jacquline Jolly 6 - David Patrick Manswoki 7 - Krista Lueck 7 - Denny DeGroot (60) 9 - Glenda Schelyhan 12 - Johanna Betters 13 - Ron"Hoagy" Hoagland 13 - Dorothy Newell

15 17 19 22 26 26 27 28

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Darren DeGroot Joanna Nicole Jolly Dorothy Newell Mary Gardner Alice Kern Eunice Watkins Mary (Heather) Kenny Andrew Patrick Davin

AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. HOUSE CLEANING… Cleaning for residential or a business call 476-8204. Linda Lueck THANK YOU… A sincere thank you to all family and friends for your donation to The National M.S. Society. We raised over $6,000 on the walk. - The family of Diane Newell GARAGE SALE… 2 Family sale; sizing down, so come help us out on Saturday, June 16 from 8:00 a.m. - ? At 805 W. Progress St. here in Ashland. There is jewelry, a TV, a motor scooter, Mary Kay and much, much more; too numerous to list. ASHLAND COMMUNITY DAYS JUNE 22, 23, & 24 Friday Nite Entertainment Little Mr. & Mrs. Contest & First Citizen Award Leaving Ashland on stage 8pm-11pm Beer Garden 6pm-11pm in James Park Saturday Morning Parade 9:30am - Theme: “Honoring All Veterans” Kids Games and Inflatables 11 am in James Park Food Venders all day in James Park Saturday Night Entertainment 6:00 pm - Devon Clemons Band 8:00 pm - Confederate Railroad Beer Garden 6pm-11pm in James Park

JUNE ANNIVERSARIES

Sunday Volley Ball Tournament James park Local Entertainment / Food Venders / Drawing

6 - “Red” & Donna Farmer (57th) 9 - Jeff & Lana Pfaffe 10 - Elliot & Joette Thornley 13 - Colin & Alicia Arthalony 19 - Bob & Nancy Heather 19 - Rev. Wayne & Linda Mollohan 26 - Shannon & Missy Eskew

COMMUNITY DAYS GROCERY RAFFLE Drawing will be for two $150 gift cards. Drawing will be on the Sunday of Ashland Community Days. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. For ticket information, call Printers Ink at 217-476-3764.


Enjoy delicious, refreshing soups and salads on the third Thursday of the month at the Ashland First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (221 W. Washington St., Ashland IL) A delicious soup and salad bar will be offered to individuals 60 years of age or older from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged but not necessary (217) 479-4619. A suggested donation of $4.00 is asked to cover the cost of the meal. No person will be denied a meal due to a monetary contribution less than the suggested donation. More of a donation is also welcome! Sponsored by: Prairie Council on Aging’s Bread of Love Program (217) 479-4619

Wallbaum Development Inc. Plumbing - Heating - Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612

We Do It All In Just 1 Call! Jim - Todd - Travis

Phone: (217)476-3595

Co. Gardner Construction 2878 Panther G rove Road Ashland, IL 6261 2

Cell: 217-341-3415 Leave Message 217-476-8135

Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions

New Construction Remodeling Gutters


NEW EQUIPMENT FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

This May the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department purchased a mobile air cascade system. This new equipment is used for filling breathing air bottles at the scene of a fire. In the past, another department would be called to refill the empty air bottles, or a firefighter would be sent back to the station to refill them. With this new purchase, all the air needed to fight a fire for both Ashland's department and any assisting departments will be present at the scene. The cost for this equipment was $4,650.00. It was paid wth a grant from Dot Foods in Mt. Sterling for $2,000.00 and memorials left to the fire department. Our community would like to thank both Dot Foods and everyone that has given memorials to the fire department for helping purchase this lifesaving equipment. JADE LEINBERGER RECEIVES MASTERS DEGREE FROM WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Jade Leinberger of Chandlerville received her Masters Degree from Western Illinois University in Kinesiology. She is working at the Prairie Heart Center at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Congratulations Jade!!!

ASHLAND COMMUNITY DAYS JUNE 22, 23 & 24 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

ALEC HAGER NAMED STUDENT OF THE MONTH AT A-C CENTRAL Congratulations to Alec Hager for being selected Student – of – the – Month for April at A-C Central High School. Mr. Hager is the son of Ben Hager and Susie Hager of Ashland. Alec is a leader both in and out of the classroom as evidenced by his involvement in various school activities. He is a member of the Honor Roll, is a Technology Aide and a Broadcasting Aide. Away from school Alec has volunteered at various blood drives and was heavily involved in the Epilepsy Walk and the Epilepsy Resource Center. Mr. Hager plans on attending the Benedictine University in Springfield and then transferring to Rockford College, majoring in Psychology. Congratulations to Alec Hager on this significant honor!


A-C CENTRAL 2012 PROM MAY 12, 2012 HILL PRAIRIE WINERY 2012 Prom King Nathan Perkins and Queen Elizabeth Quick

JUNIOR CLASS TAKEN AT THE HILL PRAIRIE WINERY

Walk-in was held at A-C Central Campus at 4:30 pm

After-prom party was held at YMCA in Springfield, IL SENIOR CLASS TAKEN AT THE HILL PRAIRIE WINERY


A-C Central Community Unit School District No.262 501 W. Buchanan St. / P.O. Box 260, Ashland, IL 62612 Mrs. Becky Canty, Superintendent

(217) 476-8112 Fax (217) 476-8100 e-mail: bcanty5@yahoo.com

Press Release May 21, 2012 From: Becky Canty, Superintendent A-C Central High School is proud to announce that they have been awarded a Bronze Distinction from U. S. News & World Report that recognizes them as one of the best high schools in the State of Illinois. In addition, A-C has captured a national distinction. US News awarded 20 gold medals, 51 silver and 84 bronze medals to high schools throughout the state of Illinois. To determine ranking, US News analyzed state assessment performance. After this analysis, determination was made in terms of college readiness in college-level courses.

Gordon Smedley awarded a plaque honoring him for being a V.F.W member for 60 years.

Ashland Memorial Day Service Monday, May 28th, 2012 Pete Gutmann Memorial Gymnasium

National Anthem sung by Amanda Hoffman Featured speaker John Buchanan Special music by Tiffani Homer and Ty Kesselring


Press Release May 22, 2012 Eminent Domain Litigation Concluded – Ashland Flood Diversion Project to Commence On May 17, Judge Bobby G. Hardwick, Jr. approved an agreement between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the heirs of the late Richard Thornley. This agreement settles the three eminent domain lawsuits filed by the IDNR for the purpose of using the 7.807 acres of the Thornley family’s land to divert flood waters around the Village. Also by agreement, the Village of Ashland was allowed to intervene as a party in the lawsuits solely for the purpose of enforcement of the final judgment orders entered by Judge Hardwick. Pursuant to the settlement and an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between the Village and IDNR, within 180 days the Village will pay to the Cass County Treasurer the agreed compensation for the construction and flowage easements necessary for the Ashland Flood Diversion Project. The parties have entered into a Maintenance Plan, also approved by Judge Hardwick, that allocates responsibility for maintaining the ditches and culverts included in the easements. The Thornley family and the Village will also give reasonable consideration to accommodations that may be necessary for future commercial development on the property adjoining the easement. Upon payment to the Cass County Treasurer, the agreement allows the IDNR to forward plans to the Illinois Department of Transportation for the bid letting for construction. Monies for the Project construction have already been secured by the State by the sale of bonds. The Village of Ashland would like to thank the Thornley family for their help in reaching this agreement. The last few months have been especially trying for them, as their mother, Nelle Thornley, declined in health and passed away shortly after her 100th birthday. The Village would also like to thank Gary Barnhart, Special Assistant Attorney General for IDNR. He spearheaded the litigation and was instrumental in negotiating the settlement. Current Village Attorney Tom Veith and former Village Attorney Tom Brannan also toiled many hours on the Village’s behalf. Arlan Juhl, Director of the Office of Water Resources, and Tom Maloney, engineer, as well as many others at the IDNR, deserve special appreciation not only for staying the course with the litigation and Project, but also for their leadership , guidance and technical support through the many issues that arose over the course of time. Current Senator John Sullivan and current Representative Jill Tracy have been very supportive to the Village. Early in the process, the Village was also well represented by former Representatives Art Tenhouse and Raymond Poe, and former Senator Larry Bomke. Last, but certainly not least, the Village owes a large thank you to the many citizens of Ashland and the Village Trustees who made calls and wrote letters of support as well as letters of heartfelt dismay over their loss of personal property and effects because of the flooding.


REMEMBER THESE???

METAL ICE CUBE TREAY

MERLIN PERKINS CAR HOPS

ROLLER SKATE KEY

GREEN STAMPS

BEANY & CECIL

45 RPM SPINDLES

CORK POP GUNS

DRIVE IN RESTAURANTS

DRIVE IN MOVIES


A-C CENTRAL GRADUATING CLASS OF 2012 +Margaret Jean Allen +Kayla Beth Anderson Lindsey Alexandra Birdsell +Hannah Jaylene Capps +Lindsey Marie Cole Kaitlin Mackenzie Devlin Dustin Dean Duckwiler +William John Edge +Cali Michelle Edwards Cayden Anthony Lind Eskew Kayla Mae Farmer Shalei Francis Fields Sarah Marie Flowers Shawn Garner Force Louis Steven Gilland III Alec Richard Hager +Alexis Marie Henry Chelsey Brooke Hill Grant Thomas Kelly

Jordan Thomas Keyes +Taylor Marie Koch +Marlee Nicole Landon Nathan James Mahoney Ashley Lynn Marr Sarah Elizabeth Miller Tracy Marie Mitchell +Zachary Allen Parrish Nathan Ray Perkins Lyndzie LeeAnn Pinney +Elizabeth DeAnne Quick +Faith Lakyn Rives Blake Frederick Darwood Rynders +Kristina Renee Simmons +Bennett Sumner Smith +Jenna Eileen Thompson +Jacob Steven Turner Faith Thyme Widdows

+ High Honors


A-C Central Middle School Graduates Hailey Anne Allan Jackson David Allen Cheyenne Nichole Barrett Brittani Nicole Beddingfield Alexandra Elizabeth Brue D’Arcy Anastasia Buker Nicolle Elizabeth Correll Carlee Renea Critchelow Austin William Crowhurst Austin Dean Leroy Cuba Sidney Lin Donnan Michaela Nicole Dyer Briley Anne Eilers Deanna Rae Eilers Kendra Nichole Escudero Brandon Lind Eskew Kylee Nicole Fields Tanner Ray Lynn Force Kristian Joseph Helton

Anna Kay Henry Dalton Lane Johnston Levi Dalton Kennedy David Michael Miller Kayla Nicole Moffitt Nicole Rosalie Newcomer Dustin Allen Noble Lauren Mckenzie Pinney James Edward Reed Conor Douglas Richard Eric Sinclair Savage Brittany Leanne Smith Cadence Britannia Smith Sawyer Eldon Synder Gretchen Ronni Throgmorton Kobe James Turner Kolby Roth Vandenbergh Jacob Lee Webber Lindsey Nicole Zulawski

June 2012 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

Ashland Scoop, Ashland, IL Newspaper

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