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Hardin approves water rate increase By BOB CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald The Hardin Village Board of Trustees approved a three-year plan with step increases in water rates starting in February to bring its revenues in line with expenditures. Board member Dave Hurley presented an informational survey produced by the Illinois American Water Company. The information included a step increase of $5 bi-monthly each

year for three years, meaning water bills will have raised by $7.50 by the third year to $32.50 per month or $65 per billing cycle. By adding the $2.50 per month – $5 per billing cycle – for the first year, the additional revenue will nearly cover the estimated $13,900 in maintenance costs not covered with current revenues. With the increase, the village will have a better chance to be awarded grants for which it has been turned


down. Board members said they’ve been refused grants because their water bills aren’t high enough, but after three years, the bills may be at a level which would allow the village to seek grant money and pay for the matching funds often associated with such grants. According to the report, the village of Hardin delivers 39.7 million gallons of water to its residents per year and pays around $139,000 to do so. With 456 connections in Hardin, each

connection costs $305.88 each year. However, the cost to deliver the water does not include any of the maintenance costs to upgrade water lines, install flush hydrants, or flush the water lines, among other regular duties. Though the revenue of $136,800 is in line with the expenses, he said as problems persist, the village will not have money to address issues of murky water or introduce upgrades to the system.


“Everything is old here. Pumps break. We’ve got hydrants we have got to replace. We want to put some smaller hydrants in so we can start flushing,” Hurley said, “but we don’t have any money for it. … These complaints will keep coming until we start replacing things and have the money to replace them.” Hurley said the village continues to get complaints about water, but without any money to fix the problems, the (See, rate inCrease, A2)

Snow storm locks many in homes, no accidents reported By BOB CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald

Calhoun basketball action. See page B1


Helds go on annual hunt. See page A6

SPORTS Mike Weaver/Calhoun News-Herald

Brussels junior Marisa Kuhn is surrounded by Calhoun defenders Sam Gerson, left, and Emma Baalman, Friday at Calhoun High  School. The Lady Warriors won a 67-30 decision behind a game-high 20 points from Baalman.

The region battled high winds carrying heavy snow over the weekend, creating hazardous driving conditions for those who braved the weather. Calhoun County Sheriff Bill Heffington said residents of the county had not reported accidents due to the snow, unlike neighboring Jersey County. “I think everybody paid attention when we told people just to stay home and only go out in emergencies,” Heffington said. Travelers who frequently use ferries to enter and exit the county have been unable to board the ships. The ferry route in Kampsville was closed Dec. 30 due to icy conditions and it is not clear when it will reopen. The Brussels Ferry closed Jan. 2, and was expected to reopen Jan. 6 at 12 p.m. but was still closed at press time. The sheriff said snow removal teams from the Calhoun County Highway Department have been hard at work clearing the major roadways for the county. The strong winds were the biggest issue facing the county, the sheriff added, noting visibility was severely hindered from the blowing snow. With continued winds, some roads were covered by large drifts of the frozen flakes. “They’re getting them opened up. They’re still working on them,” Heffington said Jan. 6. “Everything is still ice packed and snow packed, but they’re getting them cleaned off.” He said with everybody staying warm in their homes, the road crews have had an easier time plowing the roads as there isn’t any other motorist interference. Heffington urged motorists to be careful as the temperature warms because the melting snow could freeze (See, storm, A2)

Calhoun Recycling Initiative offers option for Calhoun residents Winchester Invitational Tournament. See page B8


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By CaRMEN ENSINGER Calhoun News-Herald Calhoun is ushering in the new year with the beginning of new recycling program called the Calhoun Recycling Initiative, which hopes to be an answer to recycling within the county. The program, based in Hardin, is co-founded by Patricia Stelbrink and her sister, Pam Browning, who were very interested in recycling but hampered by the lack of a local place to take them. “There has been a big push for fitness, healthy eating and social responsibility this year,” Stelbrink said. “Chief among the social responsibility aspect was recycling. We all said how we were interested in recycling but how difficult it was to do it because we don’t have recycling pickup in Hardin.” Browning is retired from the Air Force and had previously lived in several communities where recycling wasn’t a luxury – it was a requirement. “One of these places was Germany where people are required to separate their recyclables or face steep fines,” Stelbrink said. “She was taking her recyclables to Pittsfield every week when she went to school and we talked about how great it would be to have it here in Calhoun.” Together, the ladies decided they were going to make the program happen and laid out a plan to do so. “Previously, I had tried to get a program started but none of the waste haulers in the area offered any type of recycling pickup,” Stelbrink said. “Pam called and spoke to Bob Sanders and he agreed to place a container in Calhoun. The only requirement was that we cover the container with a tarp, which was donated by Home Depot, and adhere to the requirements for the types of recyclables allowed.” The ladies went to the village of Hardin meeting and secured permission to have the container placed in a secured area behind the carwash. The 20-yard container is single stream, which means the recyclables do not have to be separated into different bins. When the container is full, Sanders Waste Removal will remove the container and replace it with another one. They then take the full container to a recycling company in Earth City, Mo. Each pickup costs $375 and the funding is currently coming from donations. “We do not charge a fee for recycling, but we do accept donations,” Stelbrink said. “Anyone who lives in Calhoun County is allowed to bring and drop off recyclables. In the future we hope to have a program in place where people from Brussels, Batchtown and Kampsville can meet at one location in each place and have someone bring the recycling from that location to Hardin. This would save money on gas for everyone involved and is a more environmentally sound way to do it.”

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This single stream recycling dumpster, located in the secured area behind the carwash in  Hardin,  will  be  open  every  Saturday  from  11  a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept a variety of recyclable  items including glass, paper, cardboard, plastic, etc. Bob Crossen/Calhoun News-Herald

Straight line winds blew off most of the roof of the Winneberg Club House in Golden Eagle June  26. as of Jan. 7, Winneberg is still in the process of finalizing the claim for the roof, and will have  a total figure of the damages in February. Tom Breckenridge, president of the club at the time,  said he hopes to keep the pool open during the summer, despite the closure of the club house.  

A fundraiser is being planned for January and letters have been sent to businesses to try and get donations. “All of the people who work with the program are volunteers so the only cost is the amount of money it costs to remove and replace a container,” Stelbrink said. “We hope to bring this matter before the county board to try and secure funding through the county budget when the commissioners begin talking about the annual budget. Pam and Angie Hayn have also been exploring other options for funding such as pairing up with civic organizations in the future.” A Facebook page has been created to promote the recycling, called Calhoun Recycling Initiative, which notifies those interested in recycling when the scheduled drop off times will be. They have currently had two pickup dates – one on Dec. 26 and another on Dec. 29 and both were quite successful. “We had a fantastic turnout and the container is getting quite full already,” Stelbrink said. “Now that the holidays are over, we will be going back to our regular schedule of being open on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.” Stelbrink said once the program gets off the ground they would like to get some heavy plastic containers to place in the schools to catch many of the recyclables that are currently going into the waste stream, such as office paper. “Melissa Brown at Calhoun Elementary has been very helpful with trying to get things started at Calhoun Elementary,” Stelbrink said. “We hope to have a program up and running there where all recyclables at the school will be sent to our container instead of the trash container.” There are a lot of different types of recyclables which are accepted including plastic, glass, newspaper, office paper, cardboard boxes, etc. “We have very specific requirements for what can and cannot be accepted so it is important for people to look at the flyer we have posted on our Facebook page of what is accepted and also on the reverse sides of the flyers which are hanging around the county,” Stelbrink said.

CNH Year in Review, part two JULY High winds tear roof off Winneberg Club House A storm generating high wind Wednesday, June 26, ripped the roof off of Winneberg Club House and it now sits crumpled in the parking lot. Tom Breckenridge, president of the Winneberg Club, said the club has never been subject to such devastation before, noting the apparent cause was a straight line wind gust. “It must have caught it just right, and lifted the roof right off of the building,” Breckenridge said. “I would estimate between 60 and 70 percent of the roof. … Like anything else of this nature, we were very surprised.” Commissioners accept $1 million donation for courthouse project The Calhoun County Commissioners accepted a $1 million donation for the restoration of the old school building in Hardin to be used for county government offices during its regular meeting July 8. Delford Richter, son of Marvin Richter who was a major influence in the agriculture community, donated the money to the county to restore the courthouse in honor of his father. When the project is complete, the building will be adorned with the name Marvin Richter, and will house all county offices – state’s attorney, supervisor of assessments, county clerk, etc. Richter sold agricultural products to farmers for many years in Calhoun County. Bar owners express opposition to liquor ordinance changes C



Bar owners throughout the county came to the regular county commissioner meeting July 8 to express their concerns about the raise in cost for a liquor license and the county’s relative costs to village licenses. Gary Booth, owner of Boothy’s Palace Tavern, representing his business as well as Straight Home Bar and Grill, said the cost seems unreasonable when compared to the prices set by county villages and towns. “We pay more money than any of the bars in the villages,” Booth said, asking why bar owners throughout the county were not part of the discussion on a new ordinance. “It’s going to put a burden on a bunch of stuff.” Kieffer pleads guilty to insurance fraud, charged with shooting man Former Calhoun County Supervisor of Assessments Sherrie Brandi Kieffer pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and filing a false police report, and was also charged with shooting a man. According to court documents, Kieffer reported a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country van, registered to her, stolen Dec. 29, 2012. Filed March 26, Kieffer was charged with filing a false police report and for insurance fraud after the Calhoun County sheriff’s office found the van submerged in the Mississippi River. County meeting with architect for new courthouse project After signing an agreement to accept a $1 million donation to rebuild the school house in the center of Hardin as a courthouse, the (See, Year in revieW, A2)


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Year in review part two Wendi Mielke earns GRI designation

Burch seeks circuit court judge position Charles H.W. Burch announced he would seek candidacy for the position of resident circuit court judge, a vacancy that will be filled during the general election next November. Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial District Richard Greenlief announced his retirement two weeks ago from his position in Calhoun County effective at the end of November 2014. Brussels receives exposure in magazine A recent issue of American Airlines’ magazine “American Ways” features five cities whose names relate to their European counterparts, and Brussels made the list. Dale Hagen, life-long Brussels resident and board member of the Alton Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, said he was contacted by the airline company early in the year as it was researching small American towns for a travel story. “They were looking for cities in the United States that had, if you would, sister cities in Europe,” Hagen said, noting the article is going to be surprising. “I’ve flown American many times to Europe, and it would be kind of interesting to open a magazine and see Brussels, Illinois.”

Commissioners appoint supervisor of assessments to office Nearly six months after removing the former supervisor of assessments from office in a unanimous five-member vote, the Calhoun County commissioners approved to appoint Patricia Langland to the position Sept. 5. OCTOBER Kieffer sentenced to three years Former Calhoun County assessor Sherrie Brandi Kieffer was sentenced to three years at the Illinois Department of Corrections Sept. 26 where she faced charges for official misconduct, great bodily harm and insurance fraud. In March of this year, Kieffer was removed from office by a unanimous five-member vote of the county commissioners after she was re-elected to her position last November. The commissioners cited a number of failures of office as reason for her dismissal. Man charged with reckless homicide after fatal crash The driver of a four-door Ford F250 truck was charged with reckless homicide after a 31-year-old Pleasant Hill woman died in an accident Sunday morning north of The Palace bar on the Mississippi River Road. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Randall T. Clendenny of Pleasant Hill. Calhoun County Sheriff Bill Heffington said the call was received at 12:41 a.m. Oct. 20. He said he got to the scene at 1:47 a.m. when he pronounced April L. McKee dead. State purchases $3.4 million ferry for Kampsville Commuters traveling across the Illinois River to and from Kampsville will soon be traversing the river on a brand new barge and push boat in Kampsville. In a press release issued by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Oct. 24, the the ferry in Kampsville – Kampsville II, which has been in service since

DECEMBER Village fields complaints about water The Hardin Village board of trustees heard from an upset resident about the quality of water he receives at his home and his displeasure in the board considering a raise in water bill prices. “I understand you folks want to raise the water rates. Before you do, I want you to take a look at my filters,” Anderson said. Gary Anderson of Hardin held up a picture showing a filter muddied black after three months of use next to a pristine one which had not been installed. Anderson said raising water rates is unreasonable given the quality of water serviced to residents of the village. Democrat challenges Burch for circuit judge seat A Carrollton native whose mother grew up in Calhoun County filed to challenge Charles H.W. Burch for the 8th Judicial District circuit judge seat in Calhoun County. Tammy L. Evans, daughter of Ron Evans and Rosemary (Becker) Evans, will run on the Democratic ticket in the primary election against Charles H.W. Burch, March 18, 2014. The seat is being vacated by Judge Richard Greenlief when he ends his term to enter retirement.

St. Mary reconstruction charges through snags Though buildings codes have held back reconstruction of St. Mary Church in Brussels, the path forward is a bit clearer after a verbal agreement between the diocese and state at an October meeting. Father Don Roberts said members of the church’s building committee along with Senator Sam McCann, officials from the Attorney General’s office and the parish’s architect attended the meeting. In May, renovations were put to a halt as the church ran into issues with handicap accessibility due to building codes. The architect had designed the project using historic building codes for the church, which was built in 1863. However, state officials said the exterior of the church falls under historic codes while the interior falls under more modern ones. The difference in code usage caused issue with handicap accessibility. Missing woman’s body found near Joe Page Bridge The body of a woman with strong ties to Jersey County who has been missing since late November was found Dec. 19 in Greene County near the Joe Page Bridge in Hardin. Two men were charged with two counts of first degree murder, a Class M felony, in the death of Courtney Coats, a 30-year-old woman who had been missing from Alton for 27 days. Brandon L. Chittum, 30 of Collinsville, and Patrick A. Chase, 28 of Alton, also face a Class X felony counts for dismemberment of a human body and a Class 3 felony counts for concealment of a homicidal death.

Wendi Mielke was recently awarded the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. Mielke, of Property Professionals of Illinois in Grafton, completed the curriculum required to achieve this highly acclaimed designation. She joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation with this designation. “Completing this three-year course, GRI allows me to have the most recent tools and training available in the industry. Keeping up with the changes that effect my clients allows me to better serve them. For me real estate is not a hobby, its an obsession! ” said Mielke. Mielke earned the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation by attending a specific, intensive series of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, finance, investment property (rate of return) risk reduction and technology. With this designation, Mielke has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by

ISP announce Roadside Safety Check to be conducted The Illinois State Police (ISP), District 18, will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) during the month of January. The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, or Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in nearly 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

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Snow storm (Continued from A1) again, keeping driving conditions dangerous. “Be careful with that warm temperature on these snow-packed roads,” Heffington said. “It’ll be just like a blanket of ice. It’s going to become real, real slick when it starts to melt, so be careful of that.” He said motorists should also be wary of black ice – thin, transparent layers of ice on roadways that look relatively safe. And with the sub-zero temperatures, he said drivers should bring extra layers or blankets or other supplies in case they get stuck on the road. Wearing a warm base layer with additional layers to break wind and keep the warmth near the body is key to fighting the bitter cold and gusting winds, he added. According to the five-day weather forecast on The Weather Channel’s website accessed Jan. 6, temperatures will increase throughout the week with a high of 42 degrees Friday.

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Rate increase (Continued from A1) problems continue to stack up, causing worse problems in the future. Board member Matt Haug stressed the report was conducted by an outside service using accurate figures and basic mathematics to provide a possible solution to the village’s water problems. Water bills will increase during the next billing cycle in February, and with them will be information regarding why the water bills have increased and how the money will be used to address problems residents have. The board also approved to pay

taxes on a property owned by the village and rented to a business. The business owner agreed to eventually purchase the property from the mortgage company when the business got its footing. The two years of taxes paid by the village totaled around $5,600. Additionally, village clerk Danielle Hurley said the village expects to receive around $32,000 in flood relief money, though a portion of that will be issued to the county. In other business, the village approved the treasurer’s report, the bills and the minutes of the previous meeting.


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SEPTEMBER Dr. Zata retires from IMA after 37 years After 37 years of medical service to county residents, an Illini Medical Associates doctor retired from his position of family practice Aug. 28. Dr. Vincente Zata said he’ll miss the people he worked with at the clinic as well as all the individuals for whom he administered care. “I’m really going to miss the people in Calhoun, especially my patients who have been with me for so many years,” Zata said. “A lot of them have stayed with me the last 37 years.”

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AUGUST Greenlief announces retirement for November 2014 When he retires next year, Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit Richard Greenlief will finish an 18-year term of office as the circuit court judge for Calhoun County. Greenlief was first elected to the position after a primary race with State’s Attorney Richard Ringhausen in 1996. Greenlief investigated the possibilities of becoming a judge after 10 years practicing law in Quincy where he also was assistant state’s attorney for Adams, Brown and Pike counties. “I knew a lot of the different people involved in the court systems in those counties, plus I had family contacts in Schuyler and Cass counties,” the 1983 Southern Illinois University at Carbondale graduate said, noting he was late to enter into law school because of his military service with the Army from 1971 to 1973.


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(Continued from A1) Calhoun County Commissioners will meet Aug. 1 with an architect who mocked up plans for the facility. During their July 8 meeting, the commissioners approved the donation from Delford Richter who donated the money with the requirement the new courthouse be named in honor of his father, Marvin Richter.


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SimpkinS Ruth Ann (Schudel) Simpkins, 74, of Kirkwood, Mo., former Calhoun County resident, died at 6:38 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at the Bethesda Dilworth Hospice Care in Webster Groves, Mo. She was born in Alton on Dec. 10, 1939, one of two daughters born to the late Walter L. “Pat” and Margaret (Byrd) Schudel. Ruth and her sister, Patsy, had a wonderful childhood growing up south of Hamburg near aunts, uncles and cousins, along with their parents on the family farm. She attended Oak Grove School, a one-room schoolhouse, and graduated with the Class of 1957 from Hardin High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Western Illinois University in Macomb in 1960. Professionally, she taught Home Economics at Bowen High School, where she met a science teacher named Jon Simpkins. The two married on Aug. 7, 1966 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hardin, and his death occurred on July 27, 1986. Following the birth of her children, Ruth raised her children in Princeton, Ill., where she was employed for many years as a bookkeeper at Citizens Bank. Later in life, she became a sorority house mother at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She loved and nurtured her children, and was delighted that each of them have earned a college degree. Her purpose in life was her devotion to her children. Some of her favorite activities included homemaking, shopping, antiquing, gardening, sewing, cooking, watching football games, caring for her cat, and adoring her precious grandchildren. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Patrick Simpkins of Plainfield, Kirk and Amy Simpkins of Webster Groves, Mo., Erich and Karen Simpkins of Collierville, Tenn., and Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Simpkins of Kirkwood, Mo.; four grandchildren, Margaret Grace, Mary Alice, Jon Grayson, and Anna Claire; along with her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Jo “Patsy” and William Halemeyer of Fieldon; and three nieces, Annette, Jane and Sarah. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Hardin Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Paul D. Frazier officiating. She was laid to rest alongside her parents at the Dayton Cemetery in rural Eldred. In lieu of any flowers and plants, the family would prefer memorials to the First Presbyterian Church in Hardin. A luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the graveside services, and all relatives and friends are welcome. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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CarriCo Everett Neil Carrico, 93, of Jerseyville died at 11:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center in Jerseyville. Born June 14, 1920, in rural Kane, he was the eldest child of Everett Sylvester and Olive Inez (Hetzel) Carrico. He was a 1938 graduate of Carrollton High School, and attended the Chicago Art Institute before moving to Hardin. Mr. Carrico married the former Betty Jean (Rastello) Carrico on Sept. 17, 1943, in Hardin, and she survives in Carrollton. The couple later divorced. They are the parents of one daughter, Sue Ellen (Carrico) Houseman of Carrollton. Later, Mr. Carrico married the former Arbedella Kallal and she survives in Jerseyville. In 1947, Mr. Carrico moved to Carrollton where he owned and operated Carrico’s Music Store and Carrico’s Variety Store until 1958. He was very active in the Democratic party, running for the Illinois State Senate in 1970. For many years, he was an accomplished sign painter and real estate broker at Carrico Agency in Carrollton, having sold real estate for over 50 years, retiring in 2012. He loved to fish, play golf and go pheasant hunting in South Dakota. Mr. Carrico was a member of First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, a former charter member of the Carrollton Community Chorus, and 70-year-member of the Kane Masonic Lodge. Other survivors include one grandson, Dustin James Houseman of Troy; one sister, Ethel Hartnett of Sarasota, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Laura (Whitehead) Rider of Alton; three great-grandchildren, Jordyn Lynn Houseman of Carlinville, Logan and Addison Wood of Godfrey (along with their mother, Corisa Wood); two nieces, Debbie (husband Steve) Trochuck of Jerseyville, and Dana (husband Clayton) Hildred of Decatur; two nephews, Neil (wife Bev) Schofield of Alton and Douglas (wife Kathy) Carrico of Kane; mother-inlaw, Josie Kallal of Jerseyville; two brothers-in-law and four sisters-inlaw, Donna Carrico, Jacob “Jack” and wife Sharlene Kallal, Nadene and husband Duane Fink, all of Jerseyville, and JoAnn Lyles of St. Louis. Mr. Carrico was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Daniel “Danny” Carrico; one nephew, Richard L. Schofield Jr.; a grandson, Greg Wood; and three brothers-in-law and one sister-inlaw, Richard Schofield Sr., Charles Hartnett and Valentine and Rosie (Rastello) Kallal. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with Masonic rites at 1 p.m. by the Stuart E. Pierson Lodge No. 50, AF & AM. Funeral services will follow Masonic rites with the Rev. Ed Haun, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, officiating. Interment will follow in Kane Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan and Addison Wood Trust Fund or to Blessing Hospice. Condolences may be left online at

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Kenneth Fulkerson, 87, of Tracy, Calif., died Saturday, June 29, at Astoria Gardens. Mr. Fulkerson was born May 30, 1926, in Belleville, and served during WWII in the third U.S. Army 94th Infantry Division, fighting in France and Germany. After the war, he stayed in Nuremberg, Germany, as a guard during the war crime trials there. He was later employed by OwensIllinois Glass Company and worked about 50 years in the glass container industry, moving to California in 1957. A Tracy resident for 10 years, he was a member of the Sycamore Ward of the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Survivors include two sons, Steven Fulkerson and his wife, June, of Tracy and Scott Fulkerson of Orange, Calif.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife, Joyce (Bushnell) Fulkerson; his parents, Claude G. Fulkerson and Lois Louise Jones; and his sister, Louise. Kenneth was buried in Eternal Valley Memorial Park, in Newhall, Los Angeles County.

Godar Mary F. Godar, 79, of Reston, Va., died on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at Reston Hospital. Loving wife of 46 years to the late Daniel Godar; devoted mother of Mark (Penny), Joseph (Barbara), and Laura Godar; sister of Betty (Fred) Godar and Barbara Sorensen; grandmother of Charles, Daniel, Andrew and Adrian. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Douglas and Patrick Godar. Services were private. Mary was buried alongside her husband at Quantico National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Money and King Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory John C. “JaCk” JohnSon 1932 – 2012 Death changes everything Time changes nothing We miss the sound of your voice, The wisdom of your advice, And just being in your presence. It’s been 2 years now And we miss you just as much. With Love, Shirley, Family & Friends

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By: Sharon Campbell Thursday, Jan. 16, “The Country Vintage Band” will be entertaining at the Hardin Senior Center 11 a.m. to12: 30 p.m. Bingo will be played at the Hardin Senior Center on Thursday, Jan 9 and Jan 23. The last bingo of the day is a cash prize covers all. Calhoun Council sponsors these bingoes for Senior Citizens, Calhoun Nursing and Rehab, and Home Instead Senior Care. Would you like to know more about computers? We are offering one-on-one classes on Tuesdays at the Hardin Senior Center from 12:30p.m. To 2 p.m. Appointments are necessary. To sign up for these classes call 618-576-9567. Classes are sponsored by Calhoun Council for Senior Citizens, Stone Bridge Valley Art Center, McCully Heritage Project, and Dare to Dream Institute. Tables are set-aside at the Hardin Senior Center to play cards, dominoes, or put puzzles together. If there are anyone who would like to set a day a week for a pinochle club we can do that. Calhoun Senior Council provides Information and Assistance including Medicare D, Income Taxes, Licenses Plate discount applications, etc. A trained SHIP (senior health insurance programs) counselor is available from 8 a.m. To 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information call 618-576-9567. Volunteers are needed at the Hardin Senior Center. If you would like to help at the senior center call 618-576-9567. Meals Plus serves a hot home cooked meal Monday –Friday at the Hardin Senior. Meals are served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come join us for a good meal and fun activities. If you or someone you know in Hardin that needs meals delivered to your home, call 576-9567 to get meals delivered. Home delivered meals are available to the ill and frail. Area Agency on Aging provides a monthly News Letter. There is no cost to this. Call 618-576-9567 to receive your copy and keep up to date on activities at the Hardin Senior, Scams, and important information for senior citizens. MEALS PLUS MENU Monday Jan.13 -Liver & OnionsMashed Potatoes-Spinach Bake-Fruit Cocktail Tuesday Jan.14 -Swiss SteakCreamy Noodles-Vegetable MedleyCaramel Baked Apples Wednesday Jan.15 -LasagnaItalian Blend Vegetables-Fruit SaladGarlic Bread-Juice Thursday Jan. 16 - Beef Patty w/ Mushroom Gravy-Parsley Potatoes-

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DAR announces 2013-14 Good Citizen recipients Dr. Silas Hamilton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution announce the 2013-2014 DAR Good Citizens. Members of the senior class, these students best exemplify the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The winners are: Haley Rose, Brussels High School, daughter of Susan and Steve Rose of Golden Eagle. She plans to attend Maryville University to major in occupational therapy. Joseph Baalman, Calhoun High School, son of Michelle and Matt Baalman of Hardin. He has applied to Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, and plans to major in aerospace engineering. Lily Tepen, Jersey Community High School, daughter of Lori and Kevin Tepen of Jerseyville. She plans to major in pre-med/chemistry at University of Missouri, Columbia.


May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved, throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of helpless, pray for us. Say this prayer nine times a day for nine days, by the eighth day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. L.M.L

Joshua Jorden, Southwestern High School, son of Tina and Jeffrey Jorden of Brighton. He is interested in civil engineering and will attend either Lewis and Clark or SIUE.

This all began on Dec. 22, 1963 in Nashville, Ill. at the wedding reception of Al’s first marriage when the Meyer boys and others spiked the wedding punch and provided “shots” in the back room. The tradition has become less rowdy and much more classy with a four course meal centered around St. Mary’s turtle soup and Larry’s custom made cocktails provided at the home of Larry and Susan Meyer of Golden Eagle. Much of the evening was spent watching CD’s of old country music stars and the construction of Al and Diane’s new house in the Ozarks. The ladies demanded to be included in the group picture this year, but just as luck would have it, it didn’t turn out. Better luck next year girls! Those attending were Larry and Susan Meyer, Everett and Dorothy Meyer, Marty Meyer and significant other Kelsey, Mark and notably absent because of a seri-


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Left to right, Everett Meyer, Eric Herter, Mark Herter, Fred Herter, Marty Meyer, Al Herter & Larry Herter.

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Five generations together at Christmas Pictured are five generations of the Curtis Robeen, Sr. family. Curtis Robeen, Jr. is great-grandfather; Eleanor Gress Robeen, great-great grandmother; Brad Robeen, grandfather; Andy Robeen, father; and baby daughter, Anistyn Marie Faith Robeen, born Dec. 23 to Ashley Fulmer and Andy Robeen.

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Born Dec. 18 at 8:12 pm at Blessings Hospital Quincy, IL She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and was 20-1/2 in. long. She is the daughter of Ashley Clothier and Leonard Russell of Detroit, Ill. Grandparents are Bob and Debbie Clothier of Hardin, and Rhonda Russell of Batchtown and Great-grandparents are Juanita Cox of Alton, and Mary Presley of Batchtown.


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Derreck Tiburzi, Gillespie High School, son of Susan and Dennis Tiburzi of Benld. He plans to major in sports management or medicine.

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Travis and Janine(Zahrli) Hagen of Hamburg are the proud parents of their first child, a daughter, Ruby Jude, born at 10:15 am on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 23 in. long. Grandparents are Jerry and Judy Zahrli of Golden Eagle, Cindy LaBeau of Hamburg and the late Bret Hagen. Great-grandparents are Jean Hagen of Hamburg and the Late LeRoy Hagen, Bob and Carol Klunk of Michael,also the late William and Martha Stelbrink of Michael, the late Jack and Lela Zahrli and the late Elmer and Miriam Held, all of Brussels.

Brennan Hurley, Carlinville High School, son of Kimberly and David Hurley of Carlinville. He plans to attend Greenville College to pursue either organizational leadership or business administration.




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■ Point News by Carol Sue Carnes ■ 883-2333 attended the Christmas celebration of their daughter, Shelley Kinder and her family. Present were Mike, Bethany and Piper Wittman of Jerseyville and Cody and Lindsay Welsh of Marshall, IL on Sunday, Dec. 22. Others attending were Doris Weishaar and Paul and Pat Reichmann of Jerseyville and Brad Stuesse of Union, MO. Visits were also made by Susan Kennedy and Bruce Kinder and boys, Kyle and Blake. Piper was especially surprised by a visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus that afternoon. On Christmas Day Walter and Gerry Kinder, Dave and Sue Kennedy and Justin and Shelly Kinder visited with Bruce and Patti Kinder, Kyle and Blake at their home. Christmas Eve dinner guests of Bob and Bonnie Held were all their family, along with Marie Held and Kerry and Barb Ward. They also celebrated the birthday of their daughter Kris Hagen, who was born on Christmas Eve. Many more “happy ones” Kris! On Christmas Day dinner, and an afternoon of visiting with family, was enjoyed at the home of Marie Held. Present were Kerry and Barb Ward, Patrick and friend Rachell Sapp, all of Taylorville, Jim and Sharon Held of Alton, Jean and Rae Payne of Bloomington and Bob and Bonnie Held and Eric. Over the week-end we were bombarded by nine to 10 inches of blowing and drifting snow. Added to that was the falling temperature and this morning (Monday) a low of 10 BELOW. At noon it is still three BELOW. Old man winter is certainly being rough on us. Birthday greetings this week to my son John Carnes, also Cheyenne Brundies, Janis Taulman, Travis Devine, Shonna Fortschneider, Kaitlyn Muntman, Nancy Kulp, Randy Toppmeyer, Carol (Murphy) Friedel, Blake Kamp, Dakota Schulte and all others celebrating their natal day at this time. Happy Anniversary to Andy and Rachel Hartman, Gary and Kathy Fortschneider and all other couples celebrating their wedding anniversary this week.

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and Santa came to visit. Ours was wonderful. We had all our kids and kids-in-law home for the first time in more years than I can remember. But, I want to start at the beginning. Christmas morning we joined Paul, Betty, Terrill, and Bev at Mark, Robin, David, Jason and Mary’s for breakfast. Then home for my nap, and then to Bev and Terrill’s to enjoy Christmas with them and Chet and Vanessa. Thursday I spent the day at the office getting the monthly water/sewer bills entered into the computer. Brother-in-law, Deener, called and invited us for supper. Friday, grandkids, Jeremy and Anne, Terril, Redeye and I enjoyed lunch at the Kampsville Inn, and then Terrill, Redeye and I met Bev at Mike and Becky’s at the Villa. Bev had to work. Rusty, Sonya, Reed, Ross and Rowe, Sarah, Charlotte, Sawyer, Mary and John were also there. Alex and Chad had to work. After midnight Mass in NC, Rusty and family drove to the Villa for a nap before going to Carol’s for Christmas. Becky and Mike had Open House for family Friday afternoon. Afterwards games were played and most of us didn’t go to bed until the wee hours of Saturday morning. After a couple hours of sleep, Rusty and family loaded up and headed back to NC. Sonya had to work Monday. Best Christmas for us in years. Redeye attended Mass with me Xmas Eve and I went to Church with him immediately afterwards. We sat with Deener and Bob. Deener was having a lot of pain in his knee, and I automatically, like I do for Redeye, reached over and rubbed his knee. I looked over at Redeye and Bob and they were cracking up. The next day at Deener’s, Bob informed the family that Aunt Millie was rubbing Dad’s knee in Church last night. Well, after all, it is all in the family. I slept most of Saturday afternoon after getting home from the Villa, and then slept all day Sunday. And so I was almost finished with the news when electricity went off twice and I lost everything. Hopefully, I can remember most of it. Here goes: And the next day it snowed and it snowed and it snowed. Thanks again to Mark Becker for snow removal.

Hope you all had a very very Happy New Year. We spent New Year’s Eve afternoon getting water bills in the mail. Later I attended New Year’s Eve Mass, and then we retired early and watched TV. New Year’s Day we spent the day at home with Redeye watching the Parade and me doing laundry. The weather was so cold I decided to stay in the house the rest of the week, even cancelled my hair appointment. I might as well have run barefoot up the street, because Friday evening I was sick, ran a fever, etc. Redeye wanted to take me to the ER, but I convinced him that if I wasn’t better Saturday morning, we would go. Fever broke sometime early morning, and I felt good enough to stay home. Guess I had the overnight flu. I might as well have run up the road barefoot, and I was so careful to stay in. Redeye, again, became my well loving Caregiver. Due to the snow, Kampsville Village monthly meeting has been cancelled on the 7th, and reset for the 14th. Wednesday, January 8, we will celebrate our 59th anniversary. It has been unique, so to speak. We could have charged admission to our fights, especially during the 20 years we ran a service station, plus, Redeye was a bus driver, coached grade school basketball, which meant that I had to run the business while he was gone. Station was open from six in the morning until ten at night. We had three kids to feed, clothe and put through school, therefore, I had several side jobs including running an Ice Cream Shop for the Arkies, waitressing, ran the Arkies Library, planted, hoed and shucked corn for Bob Bess, and then finally, I got a real job working for Public Aid in Hardin. I was there almost 20 years, and then State decided to downside, therefore, I bought enough time to make me eligible for a pension. In the meantime, Redeye had become Mayor of Kampsville, and I helped when necessary after work and on weekends. After retirement I became a the Village Clerk, and here we are 59 years later, still together, still working together, and fighting cancer. It has been a he!! of a ride, but never dull. Our three kids have given us eleven grandkids and five great grandkids

visit. Brad is the best carpet cleaner ever, and a wonderful friend. He frequently stops by to see how I am doing. And how was your week??? See you next week (hopefully).

■ Batchtown News by Dorothy Klockenkemper ■ 396-2468 The snow storm and fridged temperatures has nearly paralyzed the County. It is extremely cold and there are many cancelations. The Old Fill Inn Station was closed Monday, and the drifting winds made many roads already snowy impassible. Most of the people in the community are stocked up with food and are staying home. We look forward to warmer days. Nicholas Eilerman celebrated his birthday Sunday, January 5th with family. Betty baked Nicholas a pie for dessert. Happy birthday Nick. Greg Eilerman continues to be on crutches. He had surgery after an injury playing ball a few months ago. The Elerman families butchered the last two weekends together. Everyone has been busy getting the job done. Geneva Heffington ate supper at Bob and Patty Gerson’s home Saturday, January 4th.They had a tasty meal, and good time together. .Eldon and Christine Johns, and Suzanne Kamp travelled together to doctor appointments in Alton, shopping in Jerseyville, and eating out Thursday, January 2nd. They had a good day. The Richwoods Fire Dept. Christmas Supper was held Saturday evening, January 4th. The ham was provided and the families brought side dishes. It was well attended around thirty from the area attended. Clint Klocke, Natalie, and Lucy took a trip to Philadelphia, Penn. To visit Nalalie’s grandmother. They enjoyed the trip, and visit. Delmar and Barbara Bick entertained the Riley side of the family Saturday, January 4th with a wonderful meal and holiday get together. The whole family attened. And enjoyed the day. Jim and Arlene Brodbeck were dinner guests of Fred and Jan Boehn on New Year’s eve. They

had a nice dinner and visit. Aaron and Becky Peters left New Year’s Day on a belated honeymoon trip They first went to Key West, Florida,a d then went on a cruise . It sounds like a great trip. Urban Klockenkemper has recently been in the hospital. We wish him a quick recovery. The Franciscans of the Tau cancelled their holiday outing to the St. Louis Cathedral, and eatig out scheduled for Sunday, January 5th due to the weather. The Batchtown Woman’s Club doesn’t meet in January. Brian Rose and friend visited Bill and Elaine Titus on New Year’s Day. They had a good time. Oma Lee Longnecker and the whole family enjoyed Christmas with Junior Longnecker’s daughter Amy and her family at her home in Alton. Everyone enjoyed the visit and meal together. The Old Fill Inn Specials for the week are tacs, and taco salad on Tuesday night, steak on Wednesday night, chicken on Thursday night, fish and steak on Friday night, steak Saturday night, and chicken Sunday night. Daily specials are posted. Little Acts of Kindness Little acts of kindness may Chase somebody’s blues away A smile, a look , a fond “hello” Is a gift that you can bestow And they send an SOS. A smile can go a long, long way When a life has gone astray. Don’t be afraid to say “helo” Or help someone who’s feeling low. For smiles will lift one’s spirit up And happiness will fill his cup. Little acts of kindness bring A happiness awakening, So, with a smile and friendly nod, Give the gift that domes from God Nora M. Bazeman

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Barb Kiel was pleasantly surprised on Saturday evening with a 50th birthday celebration hosted by her family and friends. The event was held at Point Pleasant Winery in Golden Eagle with approximately 150 or more in attendance. A buffet dinner was served and an evening of visiting was enjoyed by all. Barb’s natal day was New Years Eve. Many more happy and healthy ones Barb! John and Julie Carnes and family were visitors of Francis & Liz Toppmeyer and also at my house on Saturday. They were here to attend Barb Kiel’s birthday celebration. Jayleigh Droege, daughter of Don and Jessica Droege of Batchtown celebrated her third birthday on Monday, Dec. 30. A dinner and party hosted by her parents was attended by grandparents Paul and Jeanette Droege and Larry and May Kay Wieneke, along with other family members and friends. Many more “happy ones” Jayleigh! Francis and Liz Toppmeyer drove to Edwardsville on Monday, Dec. 30 to help their granddaughter, Lydia Carnes, celebrate her “Sweet 16” birthday. Her parents, John and Julie Carnes, sister Hannah and brother Caleb, along with the Toppmeyer’s enjoyed dinner at Panda Express, Lydia’s favorite Chinese Restaurant. Many more “happy ones” to my granddaughter Lydia. On New Years Eve visitors of Francis and Liz Toppmeyer were John and Julie Carnes and family of Edwardsville and Maggie and Max Toppmeyer. The Carnes family remained overnight and on New Years Day John spent the day with me, working on my computer several hours and checking on everything outdoors. I spent an enjoyable New Years Eve with my dear friend, Marie Held. Had a wonderful visit, ate snacks, watched the ball drop in New York City and even toasted the New Year with a glass of Moscato wine. Thanks so much Marie! With writing my last news items on Dec. 27, and my computer acting up that day, I apologize for missing several Christmas items which I’ll include this week. Walter and Gerry Kinder

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Farming alone doesn’t always pay the bills By carmen ensinger Campbell Publications It’s sad to say, but the days of the good old family farm where three and four generations worked the land to raise their family is all but gone. Oh, the farms are still there and so are the families, but more and more those families are having to seek out other income to survive as the land can no longer provide for their family on its own. Bob Reif of rural Carrollton is just one example of a longtime farming family who has had to diversify just to keep doing what they love. Reif is a sixth generation farmer whose family currently farms 600 tillable acres. He has been farming since he was old enough to go with his grandpa, Frank Reif, on the tractor. Reif graduated from University of Illinois in 1978 with a degree in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management and began working on the family farm along with his father and brother and raising his family. “It was just a different time back then,” Reif said. “My family and I could live on $1,500 a month, but you just can’t do that these days. A family has rent, utilities, car payments, insurance payments, etc. You are not going to see the small family farm of 160 acres that is going to be able to sustain a family like you used to because the margins just aren’t there. Instead of paying 15 cents a gallon for gas you are paying $3.” Reif supplements his farming income with a full-time job at DOT Foods, a job he began back in 1999 when the bottom fellow out of the

hog market. “My brother Rodney and I had been running 250 sows on the farm and the hog market crashed,” Reif said. “You were selling hogs for less than it cost you to produce them, so we had to figure out something else to put groceries on the table.” He began driving a truck part time for DOT Foods, and his brother, Rodney, became a road commissioner to supplement his family’s income. This part-time job would become full-time in 2003. “By 2003 my kids were starting to go to college. so I had tuition bills to pay because I wanted them to get their education,” Reif said. “When I sat down and penciled it out I had run 75,000 miles the year before working only part-time, so if I went to fulltime I would get health insurance, which I had to pay for myself before that, paid holidays, paid vacations and got into their profit sharing and 401K retirement plan.” As much as he loved farming, it was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up. “It was getting more and more difficult to support a family on the family farm because the expenses of just living are so much higher than they used to be,” he said. “There is no way a farm this size could support my family and my brother’s, let alone my son’s when they got out of school.” But this is not to say the family is not still operating the family farm. Reif, his brother and his three sons all continue to operate the family farm along with holding down full-time jobs. “If a family has enough help, you can hold down a second job and still

manage to get the crops in and out,” Reif said. “I couldn’t do this if the boys weren’t able to jump in and help the way they do. My son, Tim, drives for DOT Foods too, but when he is home on the weekends he and I will come out here and work long hours on the weekend getting the crops out. My other son, David, who is a teacher, comes down to help also and my other son, Greg, is here pretty much all of the time. We may get almost as many crops out on a Friday and Saturday as other farmers get out during the week because there are more of us so we can run the equipment longer hours.” In the 1980s much of the farm land was bought up by huge corporations who now rent out the land. “The price of land is so high right now that the land cannot pay for itself,” Reif said. “An acre of land in Greene County is going anywhere from $5,500 to $6,000 an acre on average, with some selling for as much as $7,000 an acre. T,he guys that are buying the land are investing money they have sitting in the bank drawing zero interest or they are using money from other land they already own to pay for it. Your average farmer is not going to be able to pay $6,000 an acre for it and make it pay for itself.” Reif said he doesn’t envision things changing anytime soon. “We would all quit everything else we are doing and just farm if we could, but the economics just aren’t there right now for our family,” he said. “The old saying, ‘you can take the boy off the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the boy’ – that is so true.”

Farmers identify regulations as biggest threat to long-term profitability for third straight year Delegates and attendees at the 2013 Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting rated government over-regulation as the biggest threat to the profitability of Illinois agriculture in the next 10 years. The answer was in response to a survey of 278 delegates, alternates and other Farm Bureau members attending the meeting Dec. 7-10 in Chicago. “Once again, our members have identified government over-regulation as their biggest concern for their longterm profitability and longevity,” said newly-elected IFB President Rich Guebert. “And it’s certainly a concern that isn’t unfounded. As we move forward this year, our leadership team will be looking for ways to work with our elected representatives and government agencies to help ensure our members will be able to continue to farm efficiently and profitably, without unnecessary rules and regulations from the government.” Forty percent of respondents who answered the open-ended question named regulations, governmental entities and/or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the biggest threat to profitability. This was the third consecutive year that regulations were the most-often cited response to the question. Respondents also men-

tioned the following issues as potential threats to their profitability in the next decade: a combination of higher input costs and lower grain/livestock prices (32 percent); cash rents/land prices (5 percent); and lack of export demand for US-grown commodities (5 percent). When asked about their corn planting intentions for next year, nearly 82 percent who answered the question indicated their corn acreage would increase or remain the same. Nearly 51 percent of corn and soybean growers said they deliver their products directly or indirectly to the ethanol or soy biodiesel market. And 32 percent of respondents said that from a policy standpoint, the Renewable Fuel Standard has the greatest impact on their profitability. That’s nearly double the number (18.1 percent) who said the farm program has the greatest impact. When asked if they purchased crop insurance in 2013, 88.5 percent of respondents said they did so. A nearly identical number — 88.1 percent — said they plan to purchase it in 2014. The survey also gauged Farm Bureau members’ opinions on where IFB should prioritize its efforts in the next year. Completion of the farm

bill was the number-one response, followed by contesting unnecessary regulations and maintaining ethanol policy. Additionally, 71 percent said they strongly agreed with the need for farm organizations to increase non-farm consumers’ understanding of Illinois farming practices, while nearly 58 percent said they strongly agreed that consumers’ support of farming is important to the long-term success of Illinois farmers. “This is the third consecutive year we’ve done this survey and the results are always very telling,” Guebert said. “As the new president of the organization, the results will really help me and the rest of the leadership team decide which issues are most important to our members and should be pursued.” The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers. Founded in 1916, IFB is a non-profit, membership organization directed by farmers who join through their county Farm Bureau. IFB has a total membership of more than 400,000 and a voting membership of more than 82,000. IFB represents three out of four Illinois farmers.

concealed carry applications available online By roBerT lYons Calhoun News-Herald More than 4,000 online applications for a concealed carry permit were received by Illinois State Police in the first 24 hours of availability, though none were received in Calhoun County by Tuesday morning, according to a source at the sheriff’s office. The online application system went live to the public on Sunday and saw an onslaught of activity. Local sheriffs are being kept in the loop as to which of their county’s residents are applying for the right to carry a firearm. Concealed carry gives permitted individuals the right to carry a loaded firearm in public. Jersey County Sheriff Mark Kallal welcomes the right for citizens to carry a gun, but said that right comes with accountability. “They’re taking on a big responsibility by carrying one,” Kallal said. “You need to realize that guns are for one thing and one thing only, and that’s to save your life.” Bob Jones, a certified concealed carry instructor in Jerseyville, has been training individuals since October. As of the beginning of January, 60 participants – including two from Greene County and one from Calhoun County – had taken and passed his classes. He said he’s had a mixed bag of participants varying between exmilitary and private individuals. “I’ve had two women who are worried about their personal safety

because of where they go to work,” Jones said. “They want to carry a gun with them just in case, because they’ve been confronted before.” After 16 hours of training, which includes eight hours of shooting, qualified individuals may apply for the concealed carry permit. But, to expedite the process they first must be fingerprinted at an approved provider. Jones said the nearest location to be fingerprinted is in Glen Carbon. Kallal, however, said his office may offer fingerprinting in the future, if he decides to navigate the red tape laid out by the state. “It’s a potential revenue source, but it’s also a potential headache,” he said. Once an application is received, the ISP has between 90 and 120 days to issue the permit or reject the applicant. Kallal said he’s confident primarily only responsible gun owners will receive the permits. “There may be a few snafus, but I think for the most part [the ISP] have done their best to cover all the bases,” Kallal said. Within 30 days of receiving an application, a county’s sheriff can object to particular individuals receiving the permit. Even believing concealed carry permit holders are law abiding citizens, Kallal believes the amount of required instruction is insufficient. “I don’t think the training they’re getting is enough. I think they need to train, train, train,” he said. “We need to train more than what we do.”

Shortly after concealed carry was signed into law in July 2013, state officials estimated nearly 400,000 applications would be received in the first year. Jones said he expects now that the application is available, more people will begin the process to obtain a permit. “There’s going to be a big movement of people coming in,” Jones said. The permit costs $150 and is valid for five years.

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Hardin, Illinois


Benjamin Robert Robeen January 7, 2013 Son of Timothy and Erica Robeen Hardin

Gus Joseph Brannan May 14, 2013 Son of Andy and Stacy (Hurley) Brannan of Hamburg

Bradley Francis Edward Bonner July 5, 2013 Son of Bryan and Sarah (Kiel) Bonner of Brussels

Leyten John Lilly September 3, 2013 Son of Zeb Lilly and Cara McClellan of Kampsville

Remington James Norris November 11, 2013 Son of Amber Long and Cody Norris of Jerseyville

Tyler James Meyer December 14,2013 Son of Brad Alan Meyer and Heather Ray Jolly both of Jerseyville

Janie Marie Hagen February 6, 2013 Daughter of Eric and Sarah (Hunt) Hagen of Hardin

Miles Daniel McKinnon May 22, 2013 Son of Cole and Emily McKinnon of Hardin

Elliot “Ellie” Renee Parker July 15, 2013 Daughter of Seth and Katie (Johnson) Parker of Eckfeld, Germany

Anna Geraldine Wegan September 5, 2013 Daughter of David and Lindsey Wegan of O’Fallon, MO

Toby Ellis-James Johnson November 18, 2013 Son of Marty and Christina Johnson of Hardin

Lillian Rose Russell December 18,2013 Daughter of Ashley Clothier and Leonard Russell of Detroit, IL.

Dominic Michael Sibley February 17, 2013 Son of Josh and Kendra Sibley of Jerseyville

Rebel June Williams May 24, 2013 Daughter of Idell Williams III and Pennie Hickey of Hardin

Elijah Ray Schulze July 19, 2013 Son of Alan and Melody (Green) Schulze of Alton

Alena Annett Nienke September 25, 2013 Daughter of Chad and Amber (Becker) Nienke of Hardin

Oliver Troy Soehnlin November 19, 2013 Son of Josh and Robin (McIntyre) Soehnlin of Jerseyville

Owen William Macauley December 21, 2013 Son of John and Linda (Hartman) Macauley of Maryville

Violet Adela Chistiakov March 2, 2013 Daughter of Victor and Kara (Clore) Chistiakov of Oklahoma

Jase Wyane Lott May 25, 2013 Son of Kyle Lott and Heather Long of Kane

Kinslee Alana Snyders July 22, 2013 Daughter of Jary and Ashley (Anderson) Snyders of Hardin

Quentin Allen Newton September 28, 2013 Son of Seth and Kari (Reeves) Newton of Batchtown

Ruby Jude Hagen December 22, 2013 Daughter of Travis and Janine (Zahrli) Hagen of Hamburg

Tripp Curtis-Allen Hill March 19, 2013 Son of Shawn and Morgan (Bartholomew) Hill of Kane

Lilah Kelly Cox June 2, 2013 Daughter of Tyrone and Cassie (McClellan) Cox of Carrollton

Jackson David Hurley August 2, 2013 Son of David and Amy (Kamp) Hurley of Hardin

Samuel James Barry Miles Otis Barry March 21, 2013 Twins sons of Ross and Emily (Pohlman) Barry of Dallas,Texas

Kinsley Leanne Plummer June 5, 2013 Daughter of Louie E. and Jodi (Schulze) Plummer Jr. of Golden Eagle

Greta Sue Burch October 1, 2013 Daughter of Charles H.W. and Gwendolyn (Woelfel) Burch of Kampsville

Elsie Beverly Ann Hillen Rory Enoch Joseph Hillen November 22, 2013 Daughter and son of Mark and Megan Hillen of Batchtown

Ethan Gene Kirn August 6, 2013 Son of Jeremy and Ann (Hartman) Kirn of Golden Eagle

Charlie William Blackorby October 3, 2013 Son of Nick and Robin Blackorby of Fieldon

Alexandra McCloskey Karpowicz April 22, 2013 Daughter of Michael and Devon (McCloskey) Karpowicz of Sausalito, CA

Mitchell David Johnson June 14, 2013 Son of Craig and Kelly (Watkins) Johnson of Hardin

Bentley Blaze Bogard August 16, 2013 Son of Adam and Samatha (Stoops) Bogard of Godfrey

Oliver Adam Vetter November 1, 2013 Son of Adam and Amber Vetter of Jerseyville

Axl Richard- Franklin Seiferman July 2, 2013 Son of Brian and Nancy (Kraushaar) Seiferman of St. Peters, MO

Margaret Marie Tepen August 14, 2013 Daughter of Ben and Diane Tepen of Batchtown

Grady James Pohlman November 8th, 2013 Son of Roger and Tera Pohlman of Hardin

Daisy May Beverly Bailey May 14, 2013 Daughter of Josh and Kim Bailey of Hardin

Wellness Center starts weight loss challenge Jan. 9 BoB Crossen Campbell Publications Common New Year’s resolutions involve health and fitness, and the Jersey Community Hospital Wellness Center will be helping that cause with a community weight loss challenge for members and nonmembers of the center. Jen Lyles, fitness coordinator, said the program is popular this time of year, netting around 75 to 100 participants. She said all the people who take part form a community of motivation to keep each other striving for their weight loss goals. “We build a community and have a lot of camaraderie which definitely helps,” Lyles said. “I find when we do our group meetings and our fitness and nutrition education, it’s a great time to meet other people. People will even share email addresses or they share recipes.” The weight loss program costs $25 for eight weeks for both members and non-members, and those who do not have a membership to the Wellness Center can receive a membership for the duration of the weight loss program at a cost of $109. Participants of the challenge are required to weigh in at the beginning of the challenge and at the end. Lyles said there will be optional weigh-ins in the middle of the program as well, but she said with pre-

vious programs, constant weigh-ins became discouraging for some. She said previous programs required people weigh in every week, and if somebody believed they could not win, the individual would drop the program entirely. Lyles said the Wellness Center attempted to alleviate that discouragement as its aim is to encourage healthy lifestyles for the community. Lyles said the monetary investment is a strong motivator for many of the participants who will have two group sessions with trainers to ask questions about nutrition and exercise for the program.

The fitness coordinator said the participants are largely on their own when it comes to exercising and the routines they’ll follow. “They’re on their own because we believe there is no one-sizefits-all program to give people,” Lyles said, noting the question and answer sessions about nutrition and exercise will aid those new to the program. The male and the female who lose the highest percentage of body weight will win a cash prize, the value of which is dependent on the number of people who register for the program.

Similar weight loss programs will be provided throughout the year to keep participants motivated to stay healthy. Those interested in joining the program can contact the JCH Wellness Center at (618) 498-3500 for more information and to register. The first weigh in is Jan. 9 from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. or Jan. 10 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Grayson Lane Grogan November 23, 2013 Son of C.J Grogan of Jerseyville and Miranda Kennedy of Branson MO

Anistyn Marie Faith Robeen December 23, 2013 Daughter of Ashley Fulmer and Andy Robeen of Kampsville

Isabella Kathryn Roth November 29, 2013 Daughter of Kelsey Brannan and Joe Roth of Hardin Clayton James Gerson December 5,2013 Son of Adam and Suzi (Hazelwonder) Gerson of Hardin Reed William Droege December 11, 2013 Son of Dane Droege and Lauren Lorsbach of Hardin

Biggest Loser Contest The Biggest Loser Contest will start Jan. 15 and end March 31. Weigh in may be anytime before March 15. Weigh out may be anytime on or before March 31. Entry Fee is $25, which includes use of Bell’s Gym. Prize for

first place is a one-year membership to Bell’s Gym or $100 in cash, second place is a six-month membership to Bell’s Gym or $50 cash, third place is a onemonth membership to Bell’s Gym or $20 cash.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

St. Norbert School Kid’s Quarter Auction

Sixth annual Texas Hold’em Tourney Jan. 17

Friday, Jan. 10, at St. Norbert Gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Auction starts at 6:30 p.m. This auction will feature “kidfriendly” auction items that kids (and parents) will love to bid on. Please be sure to bring plenty of quarters to have a great chance of winning the coolest prizes. We will be serving nachos and cheese, pizza, and desserts. All kids are welcome with adult supervision! For more information, please call St. Norbert School 576-2514.

Sixth Annual Texas Hold’Em Tourney sponsored by Richwood’s Volunteer Fire Dept. Fundraiser will be held at the KC Hall in Hardin, on Jan. 17, and starts at 7 p.m. Thirtyfive dollar buy in, there will be a 50/50 drawing and hot sandwiches and other food items sold by the Richwood’s Fire Dept.

January 9: 8th Annual Calhoun County Quilt & Church Tour Planning Committee Meeting, scheduled at 9:30 am at the U of I Extension Office in Hardin has been cancelled due to inclement weather? It will be rescheduled at a later date when the skies sort themselves out.

January 10: St. Norbert’s Kids Quarter Auction at St. Norbert’s School Gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available for purchase.

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January 17: 6th annual Texas Hold’Em Tourney sponsored by Richwood’s Volunteer Fire Dept. Fundraiser will be held at the KC Hall in Hardin, on Jan. 17, and starts at 7pm. There will be a 50/50 drawing and hot sandwiches and other food items sold by the Richwood’s Fire Dept. February 2: St. Norbert’s School all-you-can-eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, bake sale, and Scholastic Book Fair. 8a.m. – 12 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Brussels and Calhoun girls square off

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Brussels' Alexa Pikesley passes the ball around a pair of Calhoun players Friday night in Hardin. Mike Weaver/Calhoun News-Herald

Courtney Holland drives past a Brussels player on her way to the hoop Friday night. Mike R. Weaver/Calhoun News-Herald

Grace Baalman slips past a duo Brussels defenders Friday night in Hardin.

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Baylee Kiel lines up a shot against Calhoun Friday night in Hardin. Mike Weaver/Calhoun News-Herald

Calhoun High School Principal Kate Sievers presents a plaque to girls basketball coach Aaron Baalman comemorating his 100th career win with the Lady Warriors Friday in Hardin. Baalman's 100th victory came against Triopia Dec. 19.





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Sam Gerson passes the ball off during Friday night's game against Brussels.

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THe TRAdINg PoST 501 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL. Open Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 7,000 sq. ft. of clean furniture, appliances, sporting goods and tools. Plus 2000 smalls @ $2.00 or less! We buy full or partial estates/households of GOOD, CLEAN furniture and appliances. Why buy new when "slightly used" will do? For more information, call: 618-639-4569. TFN colmAN'S coUNTRy cAmPeRS 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618254-1180. TFN If yoU Need PARTS for your mowers and tillers, Dorsey's Hardware and Western Auto have a large selection of belts and parts service and new equipment sales available. Winchester. 217-742-9241. TF 2012 moBIle Home STImUlUS PAckAge: up to $25,000 for your trade in. Discounts for land owners. Financing available. Prequalify by phone 314-5627459. tf SellBeST, 110 W. Quincy St., Griggsville: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Quality Used Furniture & AppliancesWashers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools, T.V.s, Stereos. Everything for the home and you! Call 217-2422252.TF dIAmoNd TRAIleR saleswe buy used campers new campers & toy haulers by Keystone RV Co. Pre-owned campers; RV parts & service. We also stock a large selection of RV accessories for all your camping needs. Located at 1117 N. Old Rt. 66, Litchfield. 217-324-2452, TFJCJ

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doN'T PAy high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217-236-3022.TF SHePPARd elecTRoNIcS 1402 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, IL. 217-285-2893. Cell: 217-248-1188. LG TV sales and service. 3D and smart TVs, Blu Ray DVD players,32-55" TVs. Metal detectors, new & used, very good prices, Whites and Garrets. New and used CB's & antennas, Uniden Police scanners also for sale. FREE DVD OR SOUNDBAR WITH tf EACH TV ABOVE 32".

AlSey BAPTIST cHURcH is looking for a pastor. If you feel God is leading you to us, please call Chuck at 217370-4264 for more information or send resume to ABC; POB 175; Alsey, IL 62610. God Bless. 1.8

300 fARm mARkeT JoHN deeRe 7810 175 hp, 1997, 2268 hours, kept in shed, front wheel drive, 16 speed power quad, 3SCV, 18.4x38 radial duals, 12 front weights, excellent condition. $72,500. 217-3580-1334. 1.15 BUSH Hog 2715 Rotary Mower, excellent condition, kept in shed. $9,250. 217358-1334. 1.15 dmI ecolI TIgeR 527B Yield till system, 14' wide, 2 gangs disks, 1 gang shanks on back, excellent condition, rarely used, kept in shed. 217-358-1334. 1.15

SeARcHINg foR prime farmland to lease for turkey hunting rights. Any size acreage considered. We are not an outfitter and only leasing for our own personal use. Ref. available. 937-2140460. 3.26.14 lookINg To leASe hunting ground. Short term or long term. 618-550-9406.


femAle BoRe goATS for sale and pigme goats for sale. 217-734-1811. TF

400A foR ReNT calhoun county 3 BR 2 bath house. Full basement, in the country outside of Kampsville, IL. No pets: Call 217-370-7310. 1.22 APARTmeNT foR rent. Call Matt 618-576-2766 or 618576-2449. TFCNH commeRcIAl BUIldINg for rent. Hardin, IL. Call (618)498-1234 and ask for Business Department. TF

HoUSe foR SAle: 4 Excellent starter home for a single person or a couple in a small rural community with excellent neighbors. 918 square feet cozy home is situated on a large lot. If interested, please call 1-217-242-7262. tf

Home foR SAle: Winchester, 229 N. Walnut St. 3 BR/1 Bath Single family. 1,728 sq. ft. Nice lot. Lease or cash. $500 down or 223 per month. 877-5190180. 1.29

wANTed: HelPeR for a DORS client in Pittsfield. Must be dependable, nonsmoker, with reliable transportation and be willing to start right away if hired. 217-491-0383. 1.8

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deeR HUNTeRS: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-358-6994. TF

PoST Hole Farm Star auger, 3 point connect, 12" diameter, 4' long, excellent condition, $425. 217-3581334. 1.15 6 BRANd New John Deere front weights for a John Deere tractor. 6-66 1/2 steels posts for sale. 217-734-1811.

lARge, New beautiful home near Summer Hill for sale with 19 1/2, acres, a finished basement, pond, in-ground pool, attached and detached garage with living quarters in the back of it, pull barn and much, much more. Please call 217-473-8811 for more information. tf

700 loST/foUNd foUNd: Female pup (4-5 mos. old); reddish in color; 10-12 inches tall, no collar. Possible cross between Retriever and lab. Friendly and clean, would like to be home for New Years! Call David or Charlotte Hamilton. 217-285-6117. TF

900A No TReSPASSINg calhoun county

ABSolUTely No TReSPASSINg on the property of Lloyd and Debbie DeSherlia in Batchtown. Violators will be prosecuted. 8.7.14 No TReSPASSINg on Marty Aderton property in Hardin. 7.14.14

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Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 • 12 NOON • 1320 sf Home • 2/3 BR, DR, LR, K • Large LR Addition • 3 y.o. Central A/C • Hardy Wood Burning Furnace

222 W. CRANE ST. PITTSFIELD, IL • GFA Furnace • Small Utility Basement • 18x20 Metal Carport • ~80x160’ Lot • Big Open Backyard!

Large, SetInofaFloor-model Power Wood Construction What anComplete Opportunity! great central location on theWorking south endTools of town, near schools Tools Concrete Toolsand & Forms Misc.this Construction Material all amenities, is a wonderful Home! Visit Large, Com’06 Rendezvous car, 1 y.o. front load W&D & other personal property sell Saturday, January 25 at the JDL Facility! Terms- 10% down, 30 days to close. Property sells as-is. Please contact Brian to view this great home prior to the auction! Attorney- Tom Henderson 115 E. Washington Pittsfield, IL 217-285-9676 Large, Complete Set of Floor-model Power Wood Working Tools Construction Tools Concrete Tools & Forms Misc. Construction Material Visit Large, ComCurless Auction – Brian Curless Auctioneer • 217-242-1665


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Tiffany J. Whitehead a/k/a Tiffany J. Hamby, Thomas F. Bearce, Tammy L. BearceMatt Hamby, John Doe, Current Spouse or Civil Union Partner, if any, of Tiffany J. Whitehead a/k/a Tiffany J. Hamby, Unknown Owners, Generally, and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 11/13/2013, the Sheriff of Greene County will on 02/03/2014 at the hour of 11:00 a.m. at the Greene County Courthouse 519 N. Main Street Carrollton, IL 62016, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 03-92-23-121-002 COMMON ADDRESS:150 Church Street, Carrollton, IL 62016


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NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 4, 2013, JERSEY COUNTY SHERIFF in JERSEY County, Illinois, will on February 10, 2014, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL, at 9:00 A.M., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of JERSEY, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 04-215-009-50 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 23426 WEST COUNTY ROAD JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ATTACHED TWO CAR GARAGE The Judgment amount was $119,083.57. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24

The improvement on the property consists of: single family residence. Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance due within (2) two business or the following Tuesday. The property offered for sale is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in “as is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. No refunds. The judgment $88,742.25.




Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 • 12 NOON 524 LIBERTY ST. PITTSFIELD, IL • 2 or 3 Bedroom Home • Large Kitchen/DR/LR Area • Hardwood Cabinetry • Bath/Shower/Utility • Central A/C & BB Electric Heat! • 200 Amp Service • New Water Heater! • Good Crawl Space • 1-Car Attached garage

A Great Opportunity! This great home is perfect for a new owner to move right in. It sits on a large lot down the secluded dead-end Liberty Street in Pittsfield. A fantastic home, come take a look!

Personal property sells Saturday January 25 at the JDL Facility! Terms- HOME SELLS ABSOLUTE, to the highest bidder! 10% down, 30 days to close. Curless Auction 217-242-1665 Property sells as-is. Please contact Brian to– view this great home prior to the auction! Attorney- William Lowry 130 S. Madison Pittsfield, IL 217-285-4822


For information call Plaintiff’s Attorney, Kluever & Platt, LLC, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 201-6679. I580965 1.8.14, 1.15, 1.22

hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1213354 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I580518 12.25.13, 1.1.14, 1.8

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Luke M. Goodall a/k/a Luke Goodall; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/19/2012, the Sheriff of Greene County, Illinois will on 2/19/14 at the hour of 9:15AM at Greene County Courthouse, 519 North Main Street Carrollton, IL 62984, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Greene and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-22-13-435-003 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 332 E. Patterson Street Roodhouse, IL 62082 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT inspection and Plaintiff representation as to the the property. Prospective admonished to check the verify all information.

be open for makes no condition of bidders are Court file to

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-28118. I582431 1.8.14, 1.15, 1.22

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as trustee for the Certificateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-14 PLAINTIFF Vs.

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Howard E. Chappell; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 4/9/2012, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on 2/19/14 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 11-136-004-00 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 34998 W. Locust Street Medora, IL 62063 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium

and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 7949876. Please refer to file number 14-11-37670. I582260 1.8.14, 1.15, 1.22


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604 Osage St., Jerseyville

205 Palmer St., Brighton

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103 Roberts St., Jerseyville

$59,000 Bob Jones 618-498-2321

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28867 Victory School Rd., Jerseyville $95,000 Roberta Wallace 618-535-5820

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$225,000 Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

$225,000 Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

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3 bed, 1 bath, large lot, detached garage. Call Roger Scheffel.



603 Lucien, Jerseyville

4 Bedroom, 2 bath home with full basement with 2 car attached garage. Nice home with large lot edge of town country living with city amenities. Priced for quick sell. Call Angie Goforth.


210 Sheridan, Jerseyville 2-3 bedroom, 2 bath home, loaded with charm. 2 full lots, 2 car garage and separate workshop. Also space for your Big RV or 5th wheel trailer. Call Roger Scheffel


1003 Mulberry, Jerseyville

2 bed, 2 bath, just remodeled, and move-in ready. Has fenced back yard and shed. Call Stacey Wock.



SOLD 29121 Ivy Lane, Jerseyville

3 bed, 3 bath, 3.57 acres, located 10 minutes South of town. Lots of updates, small pond and out buildings. Call Stacey Wock.


607 E. Fairgrounds, Jerseyville 2 Bed, 1 Bath on a large corner lot. Nice little starter or investment property.


401 E. Fairground, Jerseyville This stately home offers 4 bed, 5 baths, lots of updates, on 5 acres with a beautiful lake.This is a must see property. Motivated Seller! Call Roger Scheffel


Freedom Lane, Jerseyville

Luxurious Senior Living - new construction. 2 or 3 bedroom available, 2 car attached garage. Reasonable association fees include lawn care and grounds maintenance, snow removal.

Starting at $167,000

309 Andrew, Jerseyville

3 Bedroom, 3 bath home on corner lot with 2 car attached garage. Priced for quick sell. Call Angie Goforth.


Jerseyville, ONO Donuts

Business opportunity. After many successful years, the owners say it’s time to slow down. Sale includes everything needed to carry on operation in this high traffic leased location. Seller will even provide training for new owner. Call Roger Scheffel


906 High, Jerseyville

3 Bed, 1 Bath. This is clean move-in ready home on a corner lot. Lots of fresh paint and new kitchen flooring. Call Roger Scheffel


Rt. 67, Kane

Home on 1.16 acres: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with approx. 1600 sq. ft. in Jerseyville School District. Big 2 car detached garage with workshop and other out buildings. Has new septic. Call Angie Goforth.




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27439 Owl Branch Rd., Jerseyville #4217486 $105,000 Very Nice, Well Maintained Home on nearly 1 acre, 5 minutes from town. Motivated Sellers!!

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28153 Prosper Ln., Jerseyville

3 bed 2 bath manufactured home. Property has 2 outbuildings and sets on 3 acres in the Delhi area. Call Stacey Wock.


Nutwood Country Store Rt. 100, Nutwood, IL.

Be your own boss.This turn key business has everything you need to continue day to day operations of a complete deli/grocery store. Call Angie Goforth



• 18 acres all tillable Eastern Jersey County. Brighton Delhi Road.

Liberty Ridge Rd., Otterville

112 acres West of Otterville, hunting cabin, income from leases, and CPR contract, also has harvestable timber. Otter Creek borders property, excellent hunting property. Call Angie Goforth.

52 acres +/- 29 tillable

North Eastern Jersey Township. Has 3+ acre lake, great deer & turkey hunting with good farm income as well. Call Angie Goforth.



114 N. State, Jerseyville

Commercial Building. Good income potential. Downstair’s presently rented (retail). Upstairs potential living space. Call Roger Scheffel


16589 Cimarron Dr., Jerseyville

• 5 acre building lot, just West of Brighton, deed restrictions, lot would allow walkout, beautiful shared lake.


• 20 M/L Acres Brighton, big lake, Highway 111 frontage, tract has couple of amazing building sites.

3.17 acres with 2 bedrooms, 1970 Mobile Home, pond in the rear of the property Call Angie Goforth.







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• Jerseyville, 50 +/- acres with 20 tillable, Hwy 67 South of Jerseyville. Mix of pasture and tillable with hwy frontage.

• Fieldon, 60 acres timber/crp mix, several good home sites. 2 springs, excellent recreational property.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Calhoun News-Herald

Hardin, Illinois





MEET TWO OF THE HARDEST WORKING REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS IN THE AREA Wendi Mielke, Managing Broker/Owner E-PRO, SFR, SRES, GRI (618) 786-2036 113 Main St., Grafton, IL 62037

Elaine Rhodes, Managing Broker/Owner SFR, SRES, GRI Midwest Div. LLC (618) 578-8772 5411 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, IL 62035

14271 Rowling Ridge Grafton 5 Acres

18327 Hwy 96 Rockport 2 Acres

125 N. Sixth St. Carrollton Better than new!

209 Acton, Wood River $109,000

643 N 1st St., Wood River $99,900

814 Douglas St., Alton $147,900

11 Acres N. Calhoun Approved Short sale!

406 Water St. Grafton $99,900

6 Acres Hwy 100 Hardin RIVERFRONT!

309 Bachman Ln., Godfrey $114,900

104 Cheney, Jerseyville $96,900

2504 Hardy St., Alton $99,900

SOLD 00 Michael Hollow, Michael

SOLD 107 Cherry St., Grafton

SOLD 21204 Woodlawn Park, Brighton

SOLD 399 Jennings, Wood River

SOLD 14180 Fieldon Hollow Rd., Fieldon


14 Main, Grafton

SOLD 424 E. Clinton, Grafton

107 Jefferson, Kampsville

SOLD 17004 Liberty Ridge, Grafton

SOLD RR 1 Kampsville w/ 8.5 ACRES


119 N. Market, Grafton

SOLD 110 W. Clinton St., Grafton

SOLD 18857 Powerline Rd., Grafton


14679 Willow, Grafton

SOLD 37 Michael Hollow, Michael

SOLD 1009 W. Pine, Jerseyville

SOLD 111 E. Main, Grafton

SOLD 606 N. Broadway, Kampsville

SOLD 4 Cross County Ct., Jerseyville

SOLD 21740 W. State HWY 16, Jerseyville


5805 Vollmer Ln., Godfrey

SOLD 480 Springfield St., Grafton

1301 W. Main Grafton - SOLD Lots 1 & 2 Cedar St Grafton - SOLD 23362 Berry Rd. Elsah - SOLD 20450 State HWY 3 Grafton - SOLD


SOLD 00 Oldenburg Rd., East Alton

SOLD 134 Old Ferry Road, Brussels

SOLD 408 Snedeker, Jerseyville

SOLD 500 E Fairground, Jerseyville

SOLD 749 E Woodland, East Alton

SOLD 1405 Madison, Gillespie

SOLD 1709 Liberty, Alton

SOLD 2425 Gayle, Alton

SOLD 4790 Rt 16, Shipman

SOLD 19 Ruth Ann Dr., Godfrey

SOLD 205 W Delmar, Alton

SOLD 413 Main St., Medora

SOLD 511 Central, Roxana

SOLD 813 College, Alton

SOLD 1501 S Rodgers, Alton

SOLD 2300 Benton, Granite City

SOLD 2502 Hardy, Alton

SOLD 6402 Florida, Godfrey

SOLD 67 Providence Rd., Carrollton

SOLD 309 Hill, Jerseyville

SOLD 417 Oak, East Alton

SOLD 661 E Warren, Bunker Hill

SOLD 825 Willoway, East Alton

SOLD 1504 19th, Highland

SOLD 2416 Kohler, Alton

SOLD 2519 Sanford, Alton

SOLD 6404 Godfrey Road, Godfrey









Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Calhoun News-Herald


Hardin, Illinois

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REDUCED BY $10,000 501 S. Madison PITTSFIELD $239,000


14026 395th AVE. NEBO $195,000

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES: NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD 117 SOUTH JACKSON - Super nice 2 bdrm, home that features; living rm, dining rm, 1 bath, full basement, CA, newer roof, new dishwasher and sink, one car attached garage, some applianced to convey. All situated on a 80x80 lot. Great investment. CALL DAVID NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD - 648 SOUTH WALNUT - Very nice ranch family home that features; 3 bdrms, 2 baths, partially finished basment with family room and utility room. Central air, newer water heater, one car garage, vinyl siding and good roof. Great opportunity. NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-HIGHWAY 54-1.85 Acres/ml of commercial acreage located in the Industrial Park. Great location, great business investment and opportunity!! Priced to sell, motivated seller. Call DAVID MILTON-Lot measuring 180x170 with four buildings, located in the center of Milton. Great investment and business opportunity. Call DAVID MILTON-455 PITTSFIELD ST.-Very Nice three bedroom, two bath family home with many updates; full basement, CA; newer roof, Devries cabinets, updated electrical; attached garage; all situated on big lot. Call DAVID PENDING!! MILTON-588 ELM ST.-REDUCED BY $10,000- Two story




NOTICE The Department of Revenue, Springfield, Illinois, has fixed January 30, 2014, as the date for an examination for the position of Board of Review member, pursuant to 35ILCS 200/6-10 of the Property Tax Code. The examination will be held at the Calhoun County Extension Office located at 728 S Park, Hardin, IL 62047, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. The examination and facilities will be handicapped accessible in compliance with state and federal laws. Persons in need of special accommodations should notify Rita Hagen, at (618)576-2351, by January 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to make necessary arrangements. Application forms and information may be obtained by contacting Rita Hagen, at the Calhoun County Clerks Office in Hardin, IL located at 106 N County Road, During the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals interested in taking the examination should contact Rita Hagen, at (618)576-2351 by 10:00 a.m. the day before the examination to register. 1.8.14


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Carol Reese and Joyce Robinson, Successor Co-Trustees of the Leo and Marguerite Burns Revocable Trust will offer for sale on February 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.. at the Knights of Colombus Hall, 307 N. State St., Jerseyville, IL 62052, 141 acres more or less. Property is located in Ruyle Township, Jersey County, Illinois. For a brochure setting out details regarding the land and sale conducted by Auctioneer Michael Prough (License #440-000322) contact the Attorneys for the Trust, Wittman & Lorton P.C., 123 W. Pearl St., Jerseyville, IL. Phone 618-498-2167

FOR SALE BY OWNER 320 Ninth Street, Carrollton 2 bedroom home, with large living room, dining area, utility room and central air. Home has large backyard, plus a one car detached garage and is on a quiet street. Price $55,000.

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Rita Hagen, Calhoun County Clerk, announces voter registration changes. Public Act 98-51, effective January 1, 2014, allows seventeen year olds to register and vote. Teens who will be eighteen years old as of the date of the next General Election, November 4, 2014 are now allowed to register and vote in the Primary Election, March 18, 2014. This change will permit a seventeen year old to vote in the Primary Election as long as that teen will be eighteen on or before November 4, 2014. Calhoun residents may register to vote in the County Clerk's office, 106 N. County Rd., Hardin, IL 60247. They may also contact precinct committeemen within the county, register by mail, through the State Board of Elections website, or at select agencies within Illinois. 1.8.14


Scott Gatewood 217-491-0181 David McCartney 217-491-1014 Mack Raikes 217-415-1235 Steve Albrecht 217-248-1269 Cory Wilkinson 618-535-7255 Shane Hunt 217-491-1299 Chris Comer 573-248-6461 Kyle Gehrs 217-691-4789 Keith Vaeth 573-517-2257 320 W. Washington St., Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 • • Ph: 217-285-6000 PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 360 Acres With Cabin Located In Southern Pike County Excellent Hunting!! Call Scott New Listing: 62 Acres Located in Western Pike County, 2 acre stocked pond, great area! $4,400/acre Call Scott 80 Acres Excellent Tillable and Timber Call David 35 Acres Excellent Hunting Property With CRP Income $3,750/acre Call Scott 5 Acres All Timber, Located In Western Pike County, Prime Hunting Call David 2 Acres Great building spot located close to Kinderhook $27,500 Call Chris 76 Acres Pittsfield Township, Thick Timber, G Brushy DIN PEN Great Hunting Farm $3,500/acre Call David 40 Acres With Home ExcellentGhunting property DIN ENDavid with nice homePCall 43 Acres Excellent hunting and building site $3,650/acre Call David 68 Acres Almost 100%D Tillable Land Located West SOL Call Scott Of Pittsfield $8,500/acre 15 Acres, Mostly timber,DNice Creek Located In L SO Southern Pike Co. $3,590/acre Call Scott 44 Acres All timber farm at the end of a dead end D L O S road! $3,290/acre Call Scott ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 58 Acres Great investment property! Well balanced property with 25 tillable acres! $3,890/acre Call Scott 13 Acres Prime Tillable Property Call Scott In G NDINProperties PEWhitetail cooperation with 40 Acres Located 15 minutes from Quincy on a dead end road, Proven farm, $3,650/acre Call Chris 171 Acres Great tillable farm with excellent LD with Pike County income potential! SInO cooperation Real Estate CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS 550 Acres Unbelievable recreational property! Call Scott 64.5 Acres Located outside of Kampsville, Big timber farm $2,950/acre Call Chris 68 Acres Big Timber Close To The MissisD Located OLFood sippi River, S Great Plot Areas! Call Scott In cooperation with Whitetail Properties 45.61 acres - Located in Northern Calhoun County, LD farm. $3950/acre. SO Solid timber, great hunting Call Scott 245.5 Acres With Home Perfect mix of timber and LD$3,395/acre Call SOarea fields, located in great Chris JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 41.5 Acres Great hunting & building location, $175,890 Call Kyle BROWN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: 138.5 Acres 47 Acres Tillable, Balance in timber, SOLDwith Agrivest Inc. Call Scott In cooperation MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 21.5 Acres Pure Hunting! $73,100 Call Kyle

41 Acres Awesome hunting 40 acres! SO*inLD $163,000 Call Kyle cooperation with Century 21 Simpson Realty SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS: 71 Acres S 20O Acres LDTillable, balance in timber, Great hunting farm! $3,490/acre Call Scott AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI: 27 Acres, 100% Tillable, LD Offering 5% Return On OChris Investment, S Call MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI: 50 Acres m/l Great hunting property with small LD SOChris hunters cabin! Call PIKE COUNTY, MISSOURI: G INChris 26.16 With Home PENDCall New Listing: 48 Acres Hunting & Tillable! Call Chris 40 Acres Hard toSfind D property Call Chris OLsmall KNOX COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 160 Acres Excellent combination farm with great hunting! Call Chris LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: 40 Acres Great Investment with excellent LD property SO hunting Call Keith *broker interest RANDOLPH COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 20 Acres Nice small tillable property! Call Chris RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 29 Acres Great Views of the Mississippi River! Call Chris New Listing: 30.5 Acres Tillable, Timber, Creek Call Chris New Listing: 79 Acres. Big Timber Farm Call Chris New Listing: 103 Acres Located Close To Center, MO Call Chris New Listing: 125 Acres Great hunting farm priced right! Call Chris 22 Acres With Home. Great getaway farm LD SO located outside of Saverton Call Chris SULLIVAN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 20 Acres. Nice affordable property Call Keith New Listing: 58 Acres Hunting farm with home Call Keith New Listing: 80 Acres Nice balance of timber & tillable Call Keith New Listing: 96 Acres Huge bordering timber & priced right! Call Keith 166 Acres Nice all around SOLDproperty *In cooperation with Whitetail Properties SCOTLAND COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 50.77 Acres Offering great income! Call Chris LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 68.30 Acres Great combination farm Call Chris New Listing: 164 Acres 127 Acres tillable, 37 acres brush Call Chris


PRIVATE ABSOLUTE AUCTION SALE 311 ACRES M/L OF PRODUCTIVE FARM AND RECEATIONAL LAND Part of Sections 22, 27, and 28 in T 13 N, R 10 W, 3rd PM, Morgan County, IL Langdon Road, southeast of Murrayville, Illinois Sold in 2 tracts or as a whole n Tract 1 – 150 acres m/l, 129.4 tillable m/l , PI 130 (est. ave.) south of Langdon Road n Tract 2 – 160 acres m/l,108.5 tillable m/l, PI 101 (est. ave.) north of Langdon Road Woodlands with excellent whitetail deer and turkey hunting and ponds Rural water available on Whitlock Road on the east end of Tract 1 SALE to be completed during the month of February 2014, by telephone and email, closing in March 2014. This is an absolute sale if minimum bids are tendered by February 7, 2014. All bidders submitting a required minimum bid(s) will be contacted. Go to for sale information, minimum required bids, and bid forms, or to recieve a packet, arrange an inspection, make an offer, or questions, contact: William H. Strang, Attorney at Law Strang & Parish, Ltd., 108 North Lafayette Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052 Phone: (618) 498-6821 Fax: (618) 498-2488 Email:

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Calhoun News-Herald

Hardin, Illinois

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SPORTS Calhoun beats Brussels in county clash Calhoun News-Herald


Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Hardin, Illinois

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Brussels freshman Baylee Kiel lines up a shot attempt against Calhoun Friday at Calhoun High School. Kiel led the Lady Raiders with 10 points against the Lady Warriors.

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Freshman Alexa Pikesley protects the ball and looks to make a pass for Brussels Friday in Hardin. The Lady Raiders are 7-7 through their first 14 games this season.

They don't play for possession of an Apple Crate like their male classmates, but the Calhoun Lady Warriors and Brussels Lady Raiders girls basketball teams met for their annual Calhoun County clash Friday at Calhoun High School. The Lady Warriors, led by sophomore Emma Baalman's game-high 20 points, pulled ahead early en route to winning a 67-30 decision Friday in Hardin. Calhoun began the game with a 25-6 run through the first quarter before taking a 30-14 lead into halftime. Another strong Lady Warriors run to begin the second half kept Brussels from shrinking its deficit. Calhoun outscored the Lady Raiders 22-10 in the third quarter, widening its lead to 52-24 entering the fourth. Behind Emma Baalman, sophomores Grace Baalman and Kassidy Klocke reached double-digit scoring with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Lady Warriors sophomore Sydney White added seven points and senior Courtney Gresham chipped in six. Freshman Baylee Kiel scored 10 points to lead Brussels, which dipped to 7-7 this season with the loss. Sophomore Faith Maag and freshman Grace Stephens added eight and six points, respectively. The Lady Raiders' season continues Saturday at the annual Lady Spartan Classic at North Greene High School. Calhoun improved to 15-2 overall this season following a 67-24 win against North Mac Saturday in Hardin. Emma Baalman scored a game-high 20 points for the second-straight outing and another strong start propelled the Lady Warriors to victory. By the end of the first quarter, Calhoun built a 27-6 lead and never looked back. Grace Baalman scored 11 points, Klocke added 10, Gresham scored nine and Sydney White chipped in seven for the Lady Warriors. Calhoun, 4-0 within the Western Illinois Valley Conference, resumes league play at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Carrollton High School. The rival Lady Hawks (11-2) are also 4-0 within the conference, meaning Friday's winner will take sole possession of first place in the WIVC standings.

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Emma Baalman drives to the basket against Brussels Friday at Calhoun High School. The Lady Warriors sophomore led all scorers with 20 points as Calhoun beat the Lady Raiders 67-30. Baalman scored 20 points for the second time in as many games as the Lady Warriors improved to 15-2 this season with a 67-24 win against North Mac Saturday in Hardin.

Warriors finish 2-2, fourth at CHT Calhoun loses starting point guard SAM ELLioTT Calhoun News-Herald After losing its first two games and its starting point guard, the Calhoun High School boys basketball team bounced back to win its final two games at the 13th annual Carrollton Holiday Tournament. A 72-48 win against Beardstown in their tournament finale Monday, Dec. 30, gave the Warriors a 2-2 record and fourth-place finish through four tournament games. Calhoun got off to a fast start, taking a 16-5 lead through the first quarter and a 31-25 advantage into halftime. A 25-12 Warriors run through the third quarter helped Calhoun seal the win. Junior Gus Baalman led all scorers with 19 points against Beardstown before he and senior teammate Andrew Sievers were later named to the event's all-tournament team. Mitchell Bick added 18 points while Brandon Fraley and Sam Barczewski each chipped in 10 against the Tigers to help improve Calhoun to 6-3 this season. The Warriors were without starting point guard Blake Booth for their final three games at the Carrollton Holiday Tournament after the sophomore sustained a wrist injury in Calhoun's opener against the host Hawks.

"We knew it wasn’t feeling the best, but we didn’t know at the time that Blake Booth broke his wrist in the first half of that game and ended up playing the whole second half with a broken wrist," Warriors head coach Ryan Graner said. "He doesn’t know how it happened and we can’t find it on film, but he got it X-rayed the next morning and it’s broken. He’s probably out six-toeight weeks, if not longer." The Warriors adjusted to not having Booth in the lineup in time to win their final two games at Carrollton against Brussels and Beardstown. "It’s an old cliché, but as a coach you’re constantly telling your bench to be ready because you never know what’s going to happen," Graner said. "When you lose your starting point guard, it kind of shifts everybody else out of positions we’ve been working on since last season. "One thing I liked coming into this year was we’re a lot deeper than we have been in the past," he added. "To come out the last two games and have people step up and fill roles they hadn’t been expected to fill with Blake’s absence kind of gives us some momentum going into the new year." Calhoun's 2014 continues at the 92nd annual Winchester Invitational Tournament Saturday.

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Calhoun junior Gus Baalman goes up for a layup against the host Hawks during the Carrollton Holiday Tournament at Carrollton High School. The Warriors went 2-2 through tournament play, finishing with a 72-48 win against Beardstown Monday, Dec. 30. Baalman and senior teammate Andrew Sievers were named to the event's all-tournament team.





Tournaments set to tip off in Winchester, White Hall The Calhoun High School boys and Brussels High School girls basketball teams will tip off tournament action in Winchester and White Hall, respectively, Saturday. The Warriors are among the 16-team field at the 92nd annual Winchester Invitational Tournament, believed to be the oldest invitational tournament in Illinois. Calhoun (6-3) is the No. 11 seed and face Greenfield-Northwestern in the opening round at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Winchester. The Tigers, 13-0 and already champions at the Spartan Classic and Waverly Holiday Tournament this season, are the WIT's No. 3 seed. Saturday's winner will face either No. 6 Camp Point Central or No. 14 Routt Catholic in the championship quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. The loser between Calhoun and Greenfield-NW will face either CPC or Routt in a consolation quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. The full slate of first-round games Saturday includes: – No. 6 Camp Point Central vs. No. 14 Routt Catholic at 9 a.m. – No. 3 GreenfieldNorthwestern vs. No. 11 Calhoun at 10:30 a.m. – No. 7 Griggsville-Perry vs. No. 15 Brown County at noon. – No. 2 Payson Seymour vs. No. 10 Western at 1:30 p.m. – No. 5 PORTA vs. No. 13 Rushville at 4 p.m.

– No. 4 Carrollton vs. No. 12 Triopia at 5:30 p.m. – No. 8 West Central vs. No. 16 Pleasant Hill at 7 p.m. – No. 1 Liberty vs. No. 9 North Greene at 8:30 p.m.

In White Hall, North Greene High School will play host to the annual Lady Spartan Classic beginning Saturday. The Brussels Lady Raiders begin their tournament stay at 1 p.m. Saturday against No. 3 seed West Central. The winner from that matchup will face the victor between Triopia and Griggsville-Perry in a championship quarterfinal, while the two losers will play in a consolation quarterfinal. Both matchups are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, as North Greene High School uses both its gyms for tournament play. Litchfield, Carrollton, West Central, Waverly, North Greene, Triopia, Pittsfield and Western are the Lady Spartan Classic's top-eight seeds. Routt Catholic, Madison, Brussels, Beardstown, Payson Seymour, Griggsville-Perry, Greenfield-Northwestern and the North Greene junior varsity squad round out the 16-team field in White Hall. Both the Lady Spartan Classic and Winchester Invitation Tournament continue through Saturday, Jan. 18.

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