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By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE Jersey County Journal Jerseyville City Council members unanimously approved the estimated tax levy for 2017 at their Nov. 22 meeting, representing a slight increase, to 4.8 percent. Council member Kevin Stork explained that the increase were necessary due to increases in parks and recreation programming costs and for trash removal services. Another action item at the Tuesday night meeting that passed, but not without some dissent, was an agreement requested by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an air monitoring site to be located on the grounds of the city sewer plant. While Mayor Billy Russell explained that it was essentially a routine request from the state, with other council members noting that the site was chosen simply because it was property that the municipality governed with enough available ground for them to set up, council member Gary Goetten voted against the approval of the agreement. Goetten said, after casting his sole vote of dissension, “I still have a problem with the location.” In other business, council members unanimously approved the report presented by Bob Kincade, city engineer, regarding the annual lime spreading that was recently completed. He indicated that his staff was able to complete the process in nine days, which was a lesser amount of time than previously needed. The purchase of a 2008 Ford F-150 truck, on a state bid, to

be used primarily for building and zoning, and as Jerseyville Police Chief Brad Blackorby explained, for use by the city police department when fourwheel drive capabilities are needed was also approved by the council. Bills totaling $1,010,978 were approved for payment, which included $766,000 principal and interest payment on the city water plant facility. Members of the council also adopted an agreement with IMLRMA for liability and workers compensation insurance, indicating their choice of the option that equates to two payments of $185,000 for coverage, to be paid out in December and again in April. An increase of 1.5 percent from cemetery fees established in 2014 was also approved, with a plan to revisit and reassess these fees every two years. Included in the cemetery fees are “sites and services,” explained Goetten, such as the cost of plots and the opening of graves after regular hours of business. On a positive note in which council member Richard Perdun said he’d “be happy to make the motion,” the council unanimously approved the rezoning of the property at 300 North Washington from B-1 to M-1, making its use for light manufacturing. City attorney Bill Strang noted that the property’s zoning would revert back to B-1 if the company leaves the site. Company representative Bob Lucas of Robotex Inc., a robot technology solutions firm, was on hand to explain the intent behind the rezoning request. His company plans to move a portion of their Sunny-

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Brad Hagen, owner of Grafton Oyster Bar, took to Walmart and other local grocery stores the night before Thanksgiving to pay for unsuspecting strangers’ groceries. Hagen paid for the groceries as a way of giving back to the Jersey County community this holiday season.

Local restaurant owner gives thanks by giving back By RACHEL MCGLASSON Jersey County Journal For many, the holiday season can be stressful to say the least; cleaning to get ready for guests, cooking large amounts of food, planning parties, buying gifts, dealing with crowds, spending money here and there. But one Carrollton woman got a surprising reminder of just what the holidays are all about: giving. Jamie Buchanan, Carrollton resident and mom of three, had put off her Thanksgiving shopping until the last possible moment —Wednesday night. She was avoiding the “dreaded Walmart trip,” (as she called it) not wanting to fight the

crowds and spend the money for a cart full of food. But it had to be done, so Wednesday night after Buchanan got off work she headed over to the grocery store and began to fill her cart. Buchanan says the trip was like any other, crowded with other last-minute shoppers like herself. By the time she reached the checkout line, her cart was overflowing. Buchanan waited in the long lines to the cash register, and chatted shortly with the cashier. Just as her last bag was being rung up, however, a man came over and introduced himself. Handing her his business card, Brad Hagen, owner of the Grafton Oyster Bar, explained that (See, THANKS, A2)

Jerseyville woman killed in one-car crash Nov. 22

by RACHEL MCGLASSON Jersey County Journal Late Tuesday night, Nov. 22, a 35-year-old TOP STORIES ONLINE woman died after crashing into a guardrail in Week of Nov. 23-30 Macoupin County. 1. Strong support Illinois State Police identified the woman shown for local as Audrey Rodgers-Schildroth of Jerseyville. Crime Stoppers task Schildroth was reportedly driving a white 1989 force Chevrolet passenger car at around 10 p.m. on 2. Brighton Library: Nov. 22 when the crash occurred. Disconnected, but Police reported that Schildroth was driving still in service westbound on Illinois 16 just east of Piasa Road 3. Inaugural award when her vehicle left the south side of the roadto be presented at way and struck the end of a guardrail. Police annual Christmas said Schildroth was not wearing a seat belt at the festival time of the accident and was pinned inside the vehicle, suffering serious head and neck trauma. 4. All that’s left Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta prostanding nounced Schildroth dead on the scene at 10:40 5. Certified staff p.m. The Macoupin County Coroner stated that contract approved an autopsy will not be conducted. by school board Assisting on the scene were Bunker Hill Fire Department and Ambulance, Shipman Fire Department, Medora Fire Department, Brighton Court . . . . . . . . . . . . .D2 Police Department, Macoupin County Sheriff’s Editorial . . . . . . . . . .A4 Office, and the Jersey County Coroner. Illinois State Police Trooper Heath Bryan said News . . . . . . . . A2,A3,A5 the investigation on the crash is almost complete. Obituaries. . . . . . . . . . B2 The Illinois State Police have also stated that Our Town. . . . . . . . . .B4 Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols will Public Notice . . . . C23 be taking place during the month of December. State Police will be focusing on safety belt laws, Sports . . . . . . . . . . . .D1 which require all vehicle passengers, front and back, to be buckled up. Illinois State Police will OBITUARIES: CHIPMAN, CUNNINGHAM, also conduct Nighttime Enforcement in District 18 to prevent, detect, and enforce impairment DONNELLY, HERMENS, HOLMES, LONG, laws. State police will focus between the hours MARTIN, ONTIS, of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. SCHILDROTH, WILLIAMS. According to Illinois Department of Transportation, more than half of the fatal crashes that occurred in Illinois in 2014 occurred during nighttime hours and in rural areas. Also more than half of fatalities that occurred in 2014 were due to vehicle passengers not wearing seat belts. The State Police routinely conduct such patrols JERSEY COUNTY JOURNAL and they are not directly related to the accident © 2016 All rights reserved. This material may not that occurred Tuesday night, but are part of be published, broadcast, rewritten or redis- an overall effort of the Illinois Department of tributed. Transportations goal of “Driving zero fatalities to reality.” IDOT is funding the State Police’s December patrol efforts. A full obituary can be found on page B2.


vale, Calif., operation to the Jerseyville location. The company manufactures robots that are used for security and law enforcement operations. Lucas said they should be up and running in January. The reappointment of James Hoefert to the Jerseyville Economic Development Corporation (JEDC) was also approved by council members, as was the new appointments to the JEDC board of Sandra Hefner with the Jersey County Board and Tony Heitzig, who represents both CNB Bank and MJM Cooperative. At the end of the meeting, council member Steve Pohlman shared his praise of the work done by the Jerseyville Fire Department in their assistance during a recent house fire. Pohlman said he observed those fire department personnel on the scene working hard and staying professional throughout their time on-site. Steve Pegram with Got Faith?, and as the city’s official Santa Claus representative, shared the diploma he recently received from his completion of “Santa school” in Michigan as well as positive comments regarding recent publicity he and his organization had received. Mayor Russell reminded everyone about the second annual Downtown Country Christmas Festival taking place Saturday, Nov. 26. He also noted all of the collaborative efforts made throughout the community to make the festival a success. The next Jerseyville City Council meeting will take place at city hall on Dec. 6 starting at 6 p.m.

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Austin Meyer of Fieldon, left, and Meagan McGlasson of Jerseyville, right, at Erguna wetland in Northern China, about a four-hour car ride from Manzhouli, where they crossed paths again after first being acquainted with each other as Jersey Community High School students, graduating over five years earlier. McGlasson first traveled to Manzhouli at the end of 2015 to teach English as a Second Language, where she ended up recruiting Meyer to join her just three months later. McGlasson said that it was very cold when this picture was taken and the photo’s “twisty little river provides water that sustains one of the largest grasslands in China.”

‘A perfect fit’: JCHS grads cross paths again in China By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE Jersey County Journal Soon a whole year will have passed since Meagan McGlasson left her home in Jerseyville to embark on the biggest journey of her life. A new graduate of Truman State University, where she had majored in English and minored in international relations, philosophy and religion, this 24-year-old had left her hometown on Dec. 26, 2015 and headed to Manzhouli, China to change the world—or at least as much as she could. McGlasson said she had her reasons for taking such a big lunge into the professional world as soon

“Trying to communicate with someone who cannot speak a word of English was a weird and interesting challenge, but I found it exhilarating,”

Meagan McGlasson Jerseyville resident as the gate opened. During a recent telephone interview, McGlasson talked about the time she spent in this new country and her motivation for embarking on such a big journey. As for choosing China as the place to go, she said, “Choosing

China was really easy. For new teachers, China is one of the two most lucrative countries to go into, the other being South Korea. “Because China and South Korea offer paid housing, reimbursed airfare, and a high salary, (See, CHINA, A2)


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(Continued from A1) you have the opportunity to pay off student loans or save up money so you can go somewhere a little more attractive after your contract ends,” McGlasson explained further. McGlasson noted that, with a teaching abroad opportunity such as hers, one does not have to have an education degree to teach—and sometimes you don’t need a degree at all. However, you do need a “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” (TEFL) or “Teaching English as a Second Language” (TESL) certification. McGlasson completed her TEFL certification program through an Oxford University seminar course offered through Saint Louis University that required students to participate in classes for 10 hours a day across four weekends during the summer. SLU’s program offered guaranteed job placement upon completion, which included a 60-hour online component as well as the 40-hour in-class practicum, so McGlasson jumped onboard. Once her classes were complete, McGlasson had many job offers, but she ended up accepting the one that had been offered to her first. Manzhouli is about the size of St. Louis, McGlasson explained, and so she thought that would make the adjustment a little easier to manage than if she were going into a foreign city with millions of people. She was also taken by the seemingly interesting culture offered in Manzhouli. While the city itself is in China, it sits just minutes away from the Russian border and only about an hour from the border of Mongolia. Its proximity to these varied cultures makes it “a very blended city,” said McGlasson, and she was sure she would be exposed to very different cultures and languages while living there. She also admits that making the move was, for her, “easily the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” especially given that she would arrive knowing no one. McGlasson had never even traveled out of the United States before, so she struggled to imagine what such a life might look like. She convinced herself not to turn back on the plan, however, and once she was in China she knew the challenge in front of her was doable. “Trying to communicate with someone who cannot speak a word of English was a weird and interesting challenge, but I found it exhilarating,” McGlasson said. “Socially too, everything was so new and exciting. Going to night clubs and meeting people from all over the world was just breathtaking,” she added. “In those first few months, I met a lot of wonderful people. I met a Russian woman who I couldn’t speak to, but called her Mom because she looked after me. I met this crazy Russian

D.J. named Greg who speaks perfect English and loves helping foreigners with anything he can. And I met Xiao Bai, a Chinese coffee shop owner who speaks English and makes the best tuna sandwiches in the city. I’m not sure I expected how many of these little minor characters would end up in my life here, but they have made living in a place like this so much easier,” said McGlasson. McGlasson taught at Oumeida English Language School in Manzhouli. Her students’ ages ranged between 6 and 14, with most of her students being in grade 7 and between 13 and 14 years old. Soon after McGlasson arrived in Manzhouli, a second teaching position came open. She was offered the chance, along with a small bonus, to recruit someone to fill that position that could be trusted and who would stay for at least six months. Much to her surprise, the person with the “perfect fit” ended up being a fellow JCHS alumnus. Austin Meyer, a 2011 graduate of Jersey High, soon joined McGlasson in Manzhouli to teach at the Oumeida school.

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Meagan McGlasson of Jerseyville journeyed to Manzhouli, China to teach English to the residents there during the first half of this year. She was soon joined in Manzhouli by Austin Meyer, fellow JCHS alum and Fieldon native. McGlasson was experiencing a unique part of her whole journey to the other side of the world on this day atop a Mongolian camel in the Gobi Desert. Her trip, traveling through central Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, lasted for nine days. They traveled with a guide and stayed with a different Mongolian family every night.

When finding out someone from her hometown was pursuing the teaching gig she was trying to fill, at first McGlasson said she was a bit nervous. “I love Jerseyville and the people in it, but moving from Jerseyville to China is a pretty big adjustment,” explained McGlasson. “Culturally and geographically, it’s difficult to find two more different places. But in his interviews, Austin did an awesome job of showing us how perfectly he would fit in here. He had some experience with kids and he had been abroad before, but the most important thing was he was so flexible,” she added. Meyer and McGlasson did not hang out together back in high school, although they knew who each other were. McGlasson’s mother, Beth, and Meyer’s mother, Vicki, were the reason behind this reality. “Apparently, our moms are bros and always talk about how Meagan and I traveled,” said Meyer. “So, when the position opened up, Meagan told her mom about it, who told my mom about it, and then I messaged Meagan. Within the next two days, I was told the position was mine if I wanted it,” he added. McGlasson’s contract ends on June 30, and she will be home in time to spend the 4th of July with her family and friends. Meyer’s contract ends the following September. Meyer is teaching a similar age group as McGlasson while in China, and although he had not taught abroad before, he had traveled to Costa Rica and Ecuador during college and had made it a plan of his to eventually teach abroad before returning to graduate school to pursue a career in biology. He graduated from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with an undergraduate degree in integrative biology after his years spent at JCHS. Both McGlasson and Meyer agree that one of the most difficult adjustments during their time in Manzhouli was in how often the people stared at them. “Even if you make eye contact, they just continue staring,” Meyer noted. “One of the biggest adjustments originally was being stared at and photographed all the time,” McGlasson also noted. “It was totally normal to be standing, talking with my co-workers and having a small group of Chinese people stop to listen or take pictures of us.” They both admit that, as Midwestern Americans, they did “somewhat stick out” in the Chinese culture. McGlasson said Manzhouli, in terms of its weather, is a really interesting place. “Almost Siberia,” she said she liked to call it. “It’s definitely colder than home. Winter lasts from October to May and it gets to minus 40 at the coldest. It doesn’t snow as much as at home, but there is a permanent layer of ice for about three months. It doesn’t help that the city is almost entirely tiled, so walking is definitely a

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Austin Meyer of Fieldon crossed paths once again with fellow JCHS alum Meagan McGlasson of Jerseyville in one of the most unexpected places, as he joined her in teaching English as a Second Language at the Oumeida English Language School in Manzhouli, China. Meyer is seen here at Dalai Lake, which is also called Hulun Hu. The name means “sea lake” and is given because the lake is so large you cannot see the other side, according to McGlasson. Meyer showed off his juggling skills while sporting a unique hat during the school’s visit to the lake.

challenge,” McGlasson explained. “It does get hot in the summer, but only for about a week. July is 80 degrees on average, so it’s pretty pleasant. Geographically, the city is on the border of Russia and China. I think the biggest industries are tourism and logging. Given this, most of the people here, Chinese and Russian, are really hard-working but not particularly well-educated,” McGlasson added. If you ask either one of them if the experience was worth it, both McGlasson and Meyer would agree, “The hardest part was staying on the airplane, but once you’re in the air, there’s no going back.” They both also now agree that they have a greater appreciation for their Jersey County roots, and a bigger understanding of the global reality in which we all live. Rachel McGlasson, Campbell Publications reporter, contributed to the development of this article’s content.

2nd annual Downtown Country Christmas Hosted by the Jersey County Business Association and the City of Jerseyville, Saturday, Nov. 26.

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Paragon’s Pipecoverers Inc. was transformed into a Christmas wonderland where kids gathered to attend “Elf School.” Classes lasted 30 minutes and children learned the tricks of the elf trade from Santa’s helpers themselves.

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Rachel McGlasson/Jersey County Journal

Santa Claus himself arrived at the Downtown Country Christmas celebration via helicopter. He made sure to take time out of his busy holiday schedule to hear the Christmas wish lists of Jerseyville’s kids and snap a few holiday pictures.

Live music could be heard throughout downtown as many musical groups serenaded the crowds Saturday night. Jersey Community High School’s Jazz Band was one such group. Left to right, Elsie Loftus on Tenor Saxophone, Chance Trisler on Trumpet, and Cade Kitzmiller on Baritone Saxophone.

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Rachel McGlasson/Jersey County Journal

Crowds gathered Saturday night around two giant reindeer constructed by Jeff Goetten’s JCHS Ag construction class. Those attending Saturday’s Downtown Country Christmas celebration enjoyed live music, hot chocolate, food, and shopping from local vendor booths set up in downtown Jerseyville.

At Saturday night’s official lighting of the Jerseyville Christmas tree, Kimberly Wade was honored with the first-ever community spirit award, “The Kringle.” Wade was chosen for the award for the work she has done through the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in memory of Jonny Wade. Wade was recognized for her generosity and dedication, and the impact she has had on the Jerseyville community. Wade founded the foundation after losing her 8-year-old son, Jonny Wade, to brain cancer last Christmas Eve.


(Continued from A1) he would be paying for Buchanan’s entire cart of groceries. “At first I thought it was some kind of joke,” said Buchanan, in a phone interview. “I was looking around waiting for someone I knew to pop out and be like ‘got ya!’” But Hagen had every intent to carry out the offer. He asked the cashier for the total and made out a check, even getting $20 cash-back and handing it over to Buchanan. “At first I tried to tell him no,” Buchanan said. “I couldn’t accept his money! But he wouldn’t take no for an answer.” Apparently, Hagen had been to numerous grocery stores in the area and was doing the same for other unsuspecting strangers. Buchanan said she felt a little better accepting the generous offer knowing that she was not the only one receiving it. “I just thought, ‘there are so many other people who deserve this more than me.’” Buchanan said. “I couldn’t figure out why he chose me—I didn’t have my kids with me or anything.” But Hagen did choose her, and unbeknownst to him, made a very special first Thanksgiving for Buchanan’s family. Buchanan, her husband Derek, and three kids had recently moved to a new house in Carrollton and this would be the first Thanksgiving they were celebrating in the new location. Buchanan hosted Thanksgiving for numerous family members, including both her and her husband’s mothers, her husband’s brother and family, and some cousins. After the generous act, Buchanan wanted to get the word out. She took to Facebook to share her experience with friends and family and said that the original post gained over 350 likes and 20 shares. “I wanted him to get some recognition for making someone’s day. You don’t hear a lot of stuff like this happening anymore.” Buchanan and her husband are planning on paying the kindness forward, although they have not decided exactly how to do it yet. Buchanan hopes Hagen’s story will help inspire others to remember the real spirit of the holiday season. And while the extra cash helped out, it was really the selflessness of the act and the kindness to the community that made Hagen’s Thanksgiving act so special to Buchanan.


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The Cottages of Jerseyville Estate held a ribbon cutting and open house for their new Gated Memory Care Community on Nov. 16. The new Memory Care Community is located behind Jerseyville Estates. This new facility will be for people with dementia and the most common type dementia is Alzheimer. The Cottages is a 10-bedroom home style atmosphere and will offer many different types of therapies and activities directed towards people with dementia. The Cottages are currently giving tours and taking reservations with plans to be open by the beginning of the year.

Local ginseng harvest sales are well underway

By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE Jersey County Journal With the harvest season for ginseng ending in Illinois on Nov. 1, licensed growers are now busy selling this season’s crops to licensed dealers in time to meet the state-imposed deadline for all sales transactions of March 1, 2017. For some, this might be a natural way to raise a few extra dollars for holiday giftgiving, if done right. The demand on the market for wild American ginseng is at the root of all harvesters’ motivation, with a single pound of root bringing anywhere from $300 to $500. Paul Deizman with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is considered the “resident expert” on everything ginseng. He shared many facts about ginseng in Illinois and its presence locally. “American ginseng is an understory plant found in the eastern deciduous forests throughout the U.S. and Canada,” he shared. “It is valued for its medicinal qualities, particularly in the Asian markets,” he added. There are several high-end boutiques established in Asian markets for the exclusive purpose of ginseng sales.

Deizman also emphasized the importance of good stewardship by those involved at any level in the industry. Not only has the price tag for a pound of root fed the growth on both ends of the supply-and-demand chain, it has also put the plant in danger of extinction. Ginseng is now listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which is an international treaty entered into by the United States and several other countries. Enforcement of the international treaty is the responsibility of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. American ginseng grows from a fleshy, often forked taproot which is harvested for its medicinal value. At maturity, it has a single point, or “whorl,” where it grows from on the stem, with three to five compound leaves. Each compound leaf typically has three to five toothed leaflets. The leaves are widest just before reaching the tip, and contain major veins underneath the leaves with unbranched hairs that run alongside the veins. A cluster of small greenish flowers rise up in the center of the leaf cluster, first becoming visible in mid-June, and pro-

ducing bright red berries at maturity in early to midSeptember. Ginseng is often confused with the five-leaved vining Virginia creeper, as they often grow together on the same land. It can be found growing near commonly associated species of trees such as the sugar maple, red and white oak, basswood and the tulip poplar. Having the highest retail value, wild ginseng is the root of the ginseng plant which has grown in or collected from its native habitat. Harvested roots are small, with a longer neck, and is often forked. There are typically quite visible concentrated growth rings on the root. Wild simulated ginseng is grown in forested conditions from seed, and is as regulated as the natural wild ginseng. Under the Illinois Ginseng Harvesting Act of 1983, any unlicensed trade between harvesters and buyers is illegal and can come with class B misdemeanor charges as well as fines and revocation of designated licensure. The guidelines for farming this cash crop are all spelled out in 525 ILCS 20, and enforcement of the law is monitored through-

out the local region by the Illinois DNR. State law requires all harvested plants to be 10 years old or older, and that the root neck still be attached to the root for inspection. Harvested ginseng is not allowed to be taken out of Illinois without inspection and official certification by the IDNR. To learn more about what it takes to grow, harvest and sell this uniquely regulated root, Deitzman suggests visiting the IDNR website at Forestry, or link to if you think you are ready to harvest but need added information.

Christmas is just around the corner and there are many children in the community who are depending on the love, kindness and support of residents. JaCinda Blasa will again be working with the Illinois Department Of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to help supply disadvantaged and foster children with not only toys for Christmas, but also necessities such as coats, hats, gloves, clothes and even toiletries. All children participating in this program are selected by DCFS and do not participate in any other charitable programs. “Each year I have a lot of assistance from my church and Sunday School Class. At The First United Methodist Church, we like to focus on helping people in need,” Blasa said. “This is my 11th year coordinating this program. It has been an amazing and humbling experience,” Blasa said. "I coordinate this program to help teach my kids the true meaning of Christmas, but have realized that each year I am blessed to experience the beauty of Christmas. Since I have coordinated the program, there have been several years where we have had children added to our list a couple days before Christmas. Each time, someone miraculously wants to help purchase gifts for these children. While we do not know the

circumstances of why they were added, it is humbling to consider someone would take time out of their busy schedule to purchase gifts for a child they do not know.” To adopt a child for Christmas, please call Blasa at 618-498-6897. You will be given the child’s gender, age, clothing and shoe size, a list of his/her favorite activities and toys, and a list of their most needed items. Some like to adopt a child or a group of siblings’ entire wish list, whereas others choose to purchase a gift or two. Others may choose to purchase for these kids as an extension of their own family. Whichever you choose, it’s a step towards making a child’s Christmas joyful! This is truly an example of giving without expecting anything in return. Please submit unwrapped gifts to the First United Methodist Church Office at 1200 South Liberty in Jerseyville (in care of The Giving Tree) by Dec. 8. The church supports several charities this time of year. To prevent confusion and to make sure gifts get to the right child, please designate that the gifts are for The Giving Tree. The church’s Sunday School class will wrap the gifts, then they will be taken to DCFS, who will then distribute them to the children.

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Welcomes Dr. Wael Girgis Endocrinologist

Dr. Wael Girgis, MD, an endocrinologist, has joined Diabetes and Endocrine Care of Alton and is on staff at Alton Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients at his office located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 618-433-6170. Dr. Girgis is board certified and has been in private practice in Belleville since 2001. He served an internship and residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, then a fellowship in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Saint Louis University. Dr. Girgis brings 25 years of experience in managing diabetes, and working with patients to develop a customized care plan using the latest treatment options to fit a patient’s condition and lifestyle.


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Medical Office Building B, Suite 230 Call 618-433-6170 to schedule an appointment

The Jersey County Service Extension Unit of The Salvation Army kicked off its 43rd annual Tree of Lights Campaign on the lawn of Jersey State Bank Friday, Nov. 18. Left to right, Paula Baumgartner, Mike Ferrari, Dave Baumgartner, Rodney Ridenbark, Janice Arnold, Tom Cotner, Carol Cotner and Richard Lott. Lott is the service unit chairman. Paula Baumgartner is the manager of the Salvation Army food pantry. The Cotners are this year’s Tree of Lights chairpersons. Bell ringing started Friday, Nov. 18 and will continue each Friday and Saturday until Friday, Dec. 23 at Wal Mart, Sinclair Foods, and Shop & Save. This a total of 44, 11-hour shifts or 484 hours of bell ringing. Groups as well as individuals are needed to fill these slots. There are about 20 locations plus some partial days unfilled. Please call Lott at 498-3166 to schedule a time for you or your group. If you would like to be on the individual call list to fill in as needed, also call. The goal for this year is $40,000.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 618-433-6170.


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The Jersey County Journal is published weekly by Campbell Publishing Company, Inc., Timothy F. Campbell, president.

Jersey High grads travel across the world, taking the local culture with them The issue: Many think that growing up in Jerseyville means growing up “in a bubble” Our view: Our graduates are sharing their talents worldwide, teaching in China

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his week’s issue has a story about two JCHS grads, Meagan McGlasson and Austin Meyer, who are now living and working in China. They are teaching at the local school there, and delivering daily lessons to citizens there.

Not only are they teaching the residents how to speak, read and write English, they are also teaching them about the culture of the United States, the Midwest, and even “little ol’ Jerseyville.” Both McGlasson and Meyer noted how fascinated the locals are with them as foreigners. They are captivated by their appearance as well as the sound of their voices, their behaviors and habits. They soak in all the stories the two young Americans have to tell about life back home. This is just another example of how good we really have it here at home. We have the freedom to learn. We have the freedom to study what we desire to learn. And we have the freedom to take what we’ve learned and share it with another country of citizens, expanding their culture as well as our own at the same time. While they may not think of themselves this way, both McGlasson and Meyer have become true ambassadors, as they teach these “foreigners” as foreigners themselves, but with an emphasis on acceptance and what we all seem to have in common—a thirst for learning and knowledge. This



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Games are still popular as holiday gifts, whether they be virtual or with a physical presence. What is your preferred way to game?


Classic board games such as chess, backgammon or checkers.


Traditional card games like poker, Uno, rummy or solitaire.


Role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: The Gathering.


Video game classics such as Super Smash Bros. or Guitar Hero.

Last week's poll question

Friday, hunters rejoiced as shotgun Q: Last deer season got underway. What are your thoughts on the season?



I can’t wait to bag that first buck! The deer stand is my new home.



The thought of taking out such a beautiful creature makes me ill.



I hope my travels on the road don’t take any out—or take out my car.



My friends always share the harvest; I look forward to some fresh deer jerky.

This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinion of those who chose to respond

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bu Dhabi school and mosque culture After spending the first three days of our adventure in Dubai, my friend and I moved on to Abu Dhabi (the capital of the United Arab Emirates). Our friends Becca and Nate (who are from the Metro East area) had been living there for the past three years. Becca taught 3rd grade girls at a public school. It is normal to segregate the boys and girls in the Muslim culture. It turns out, many Americans, Canadians and some western Europeans are often hired to teach in the UAE because of the recent push for the students to learn English. In her school, she taught two different groups certain subjects in English for half of the day. At lunch, they would switch and learn the rest of their subjects in Arabic from a different teacher. Female teachers are required to wear a skirt that covers to their ankles and have their shoulders and elbows covered. Some days she would wear an Abaya (without the head covering) and other days just a long skirt or dress with a jacket. The temperatures reach about 110 degrees in June, but the air conditioning works well! Their school year ends in early July and starts again late August, however they do get other breaks throughout the year. Becca told us many interesting stories about her teaching experience. Muslim women are required to cover their head, and of course Becca is not Muslim, so had her hair exposed. Besides the students being fascinated with her blond hair and white skin, her girls often said they were worried about her not covering and “going to the fire.” Many of her students live in wealthy households where maids and nannies take care of them.

They never have to worry about not having something or doing for themselves. She said they could not solve a simple problem, (like moving a desk to accommodate a new student) because in their household, the maid took care of everything. Most marriages are arranged and divorce is very rare and decided by the man, not the woman. She said most of her students’ families would have their marriage arranged by the time they were 18. She told the story of a teacher she worked with who was in her 30s and not married. Her family was more liberal and did not arrange for her at a young age. Although she had been asked many times, she told Becca she did not want to get married because she wanted to do whatever she pleased. However, since she was single, she was not allowed to live on her own. She lived at home with her parents, and if they were deceased, a single woman would live with a brother or other male relative. This is indeed a very male dominated society. In addition to a nice salary, Becca’s apartment was paid for and her school paid for her and her husband to fly home once a year. They lived in an apartment complex with 5 buildings, and were on the 28th floor. Below, there was a workout center, grocery store and coffee shop. Outside is the most gianormous luxury pool I have ever seen in my life! It was like being at a resort! Some of the mornings I would go get my iced coffee and sit out by the pool chatting with the many westerners who lived there. Many were doing the “work visa” thing for a

few years Guest in the Column UAE and BY LAURIE then planning to FREY move on. The first evening we were there we visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Here we saw room after room of white marble, gold and mosaic. Every room was breathtaking. At sunset, the white domes are illuminated with purple and blue lights and the Muslim call to prayer sounds with about 15 minutes of meditative Arabic chanting. To enter the mosque, the ladies are required to cover their heads and wear an abaya (long black traditional dress). Becca had several of these, so us three girls played “dress up” and had a fun time taking pictures. The hard part was the head covering. It was windy and mine kept falling off. We also had to take off our shoes. It was great to experience the grandeur of this multi million dollar mosque, but I was ready to get out of my black dress and head covering. I couldn’t imagine wearing this all day in the desert heat! Fridays are Muslim holy days, and that is often the only time the mosque is used by worshippers. We also found out that mostly men attend the mosque to pray and often the women stay home. If women do attend, they pray in a separate room from the men. Although we were visiting a male dominated culture that is very different from ours, I still felt safe and like everyone gets along and accepts each other. I described this some in my last article. Stay tuned for part 4 and an interesting camel ride! Laurie Frey is a social worker for Jersey Community Unit School District 100.

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How gaming is evolving: From Counter Strike to Catan

By RACHEL MCGLASSON Jersey County Journal Don’t be surprised if this holiday season it isn’t just kids and teenagers with a long line of games on their Christmas list. For as long as most can remember, games have acted as a fun and easy way to unite friends and family. It began with classic Friday night board games, pulling out Yahtzee, Monopoly, or even some cards and dice to get a game going that all ages could enjoy. It didn’t take long for video games to step in, though. With technology constantly evolving, video games were an instant success and have been gaining popularity ever since. But while board games brought the whole family together, video games are often regarded as just another screen for kids and teens to “zone-outâ€? in front of. What many don’t realize is both of these gaming communities are evolving; and the way we play games may just be changing for the better. With technology constantly changing it’s easy to see how video games are changing, better graphics, newer consoles—even virtual reality. But what really matters is how the games are being played‌ and viewed. Imagine your typical sporting event: stadium seats filled with hun-

dreds of fans decked out in team hats, T-shirts, and gear. Contestants with beads of sweat dripping from their temples, complete concentration on their one goal - winning. Now imagine the competitors wearing headsets with controllers in hand, sitting in chairs in front of monitors. This is the scene that is now becoming all too familiar in the gaming world. eSports tournaments are drawing audiences that rival even the biggest of traditional sporting events. According to the ESPN website, the League of Legends Championship, a massive online multi-player arena game, sold out the 40,000 seat World Cup Stadium in Seoul in 2014 and drew in an online audience of 27 million. Professional gamers now boast sponsorships from companies like Coke, Redbull, and Nisan. Esports, or electronic sports, drew in $400 million in global revenues last year. What was once considered a waste of time for kids and teenagers has evolved into a global phenomenon drawing players from various demographics. And the trend isn’t limiting itself to just to professionals. With help from the Internet, gamers can interact with other players anywhere in the world. Forums exist not only for specific games, but for guilds, factions, races, and species within games. Streaming sites allow gamers to broadcast their

gameplay in real time to the world, with viewers offering tips, trade strategies, and just conversation. YouTube even has a specific category just for gaming content. And what about that age-old gaming stereotype? Could all this content really be coming from teenagers chugging Mountain Dew or single guys still living in their parents basements? The answer is no. According to the market research firm Newzoo, more than half of American eSport fans are employed full time, 44 percent have kids, and 38 percent are women. Along with all of that, the largest age demographic playing are 21 to 35-year-olds. But as plugged in as this “millennial� generation appears to be, it’s not all digital. Board games are also getting a lot of love from this 21 to 35 age demographic. While it wouldn’t be surprising to see players taking advantage of digital versions of classic board games, instead of replacing the classic medium, technology has actually helped to revive it. The Internet exposes players to new games, helps find copies, gives access to expansion packs, allows new game designers to fund themselves with Kickstarters, and allows local players to meet up and play together. Two trends for tabletop games are emerging when it comes to bringing people together to play. The first

is interactive “party� games, such as Cards against Humanity or Dixit. These types of games have simple rules that take advantage of quick wit and creative humor, building off already existing relationships between players. The other trend is “Europeanstyle� games such as Settlers of Catan or Pandemic. These games involve large goals such as fighting diseases, raiding lands, or even traveling through time and space. They involve strategy and cooperation among players. They are flexible and allow players to customize gameplay by adjusting rules and adding expansion packs and cards, allowing for a different experience with each play. Taken one step further, pen-andpaper games such as Dungeons and Dragons allow for a completely customized experience for each game. Players create characters, settings, and decide the story themselves. Pen-andpaper role playing games give players total freedom to create their own game. The popularity may be attributed to this generation just wanting more interaction. In fact, board game cafes, or simple meet-up locations for gamers, are popping up all over the country. These restaurants, bars, and buildings offer games of their own or act as locations for gamers to meet up and play.

One such place is as close as East Alton. Riverbend games hosts Magic: The Gathering nights every Tuesday and Friday, inviting players to come and meet other local gamers in the area. And just across the river, a board game cafe called Pieces just finished their Kickstarter campaign with double their goal; they earned $10,000 in just two months to launch their location. Offering up over 500 board games, the cafe is taking advantage of the trend and hoping to bring together friends and strangers alike over some dice and cards. The dueling images of the modern era as being completely plugged in and trying to break away from our cyber-obsession has resulting in gaming of all types reaching new levels of popularity. Board games, emphasizing both customization or structure, offer a new social platform for people to interact face-to-face and spend time together. Video games are offering a global platform for players to connect and share experiences, learn to cooperate with others, and explore the forefront of leading technology. These two platforms couldn’t seemingly be more different, but they’re both accomplishing a goal of bringing people together. The bottom line is that gaming is like it has never been before; and the phenomenon is only getting bigger from here.

Inaugural Turkey Day Dance held at middle school By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE Jersey County Journal The joint efforts of the Jerseyville DARE program and the Jersey County Against Drugs (JCAD) Coalition produced a funfree evening for students at Illini Middle School. On Nov. 23, they kicked off their Thanksgiving Break with the inaugural Turkey Day Dance held at the school. There were more than 175 students in attendance at the dance, with volunteer DJ Waylon Schroeder in the booth spinning tunes. Schroeder is the music teacher for the district’s elementary and middle school

programs. Rita Robertson, the district’s JCAD Coalition leader, said it was an excellent turnout and that she “planned on making this an annual event.� “The students were so excited, and so receptive,� said Robertson. “This kind of event shows them that there are alternatives to having a fun night out, where no chemical substances become a part of the party,� Robertson added. “The kids really are excited about the night out, and equally about the awesome door prizes that were donated.� Jerseyville Police Department’s Officer Rich Portwood, who coordinates the DARE program for Jersey School District,

chimed in with Robertson’s remarks, adding that, “It wouldn’t have been possible without all our volunteers.� Robertson agreed. Volunteers for the night included Deputy Chris Jones, Deputy Jeff Klunk and Officer Nathan Miller with the police department, along with Portwood. Also volunteering were Bob Jones, Linda Jones, Matt Eschbach, Peggy West, Kathy Erwin, Lindsey Miller, Derek Russell, Sue Long, Renae Jones, Steve Flowers, Beth Smilack, Gail Isringhausen, and Kathy Shalley along with Schroeder and Robertson. Door prizes were donated by Linda Jones with Mary Kay Cosmetics, Jerseyville

Motor Company Inc., Marshall Chevrolet, Marty Cancila Dodge, MTS, Prairie Land Power, TriCounty Tractor and Wm. Nobbe and Company. The students won T-shirts, hoodies, ball caps, water bottles and other prizes that had been donated. They also received stretch bracelets and dog tags that promoted this year’s drug-free theme of “YOLO—you only live once.� Refreshments and snacks that were enjoyed throughout the evening were donated by Medford Food Mart, Shop n’ Save, Sinclair Food Mart, Walgreens and Walmart. Subway also donated coupons for redemption at its store.

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More than 175 Illini Middle School students danced the night away under the multi-colored lights displayed in the small gymnasium on Nov. 23 as they took in the music and fun of the evening at the inaugural Turkey Day Dance on Nov. 23. The dance was sponsored by the Jersey County Against Drugs Coalition and the Jerseyville DARE programs. From left to right, IMS students Rihylie Hale, Ambri Schieferle, Kasie Bland, Joey Bushong, Tyler Ayers and Raven Simpson.

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Jerseyville Estates opens innovative senior care facility By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE Jersey County Journal If you and your family are weighing options for senior care, Jerseyville Estates is a name you won’t want to forget. The newly opened Cottages of Jerseyville Estates, with its unique approach in caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, will indeed change your view of memory care communities. Angie Heinman, the facility’s marketing director, emphasized the focus placed on building a community. “Our gated memory care community feels like home. In our secure neighborhood, our residents are able to move throughout the bright and engaging community in a safe and secure atmosphere that still allows for a sense of independence,� Heinman explained. According to Heinman, The Cottages provide a unique atmosphere, with a family-style residential home in a secure gated neighborhood. “The unique approach we have here in our gated neighborhood provides purpose and passion, as well as security, all within a welcoming setting just like home always has for our residents before,� Heinman shared. The facility boasts a 1:5 ratio, with one caregiver tending to the needs of five residents. This allows for better maintenance of a resident’s established daily routines. It

vide assistance and support to family members in managing themselves with their loved ones’ memory issues. “We see family involvement as a key factor in a resident’s quality of life,� noted Heinman. To further the feeling of family, The Cottages of Jerseyville Estates gated memory care community was developed to enhance the family style living within its secure and gated neighborhood. “Our residents aren’t here to rest or to be silent. They come to The Cottages to live,� Heinman emphasized. The facility features a cozy living room and quaint dining room, and the residents are welcome to assist with meal preparation in the family-style kitchen. Each of the separate private bathrooms have emergency call buttons and grab bars, and each of the private individual bedrooms have spacious closets, as well. Residents at The Cottages enjoy spacious private bedrooms within the gated location, as well as cable televi-

also facilitates a greater level of respect, understanding and compassion as the caregiver has the ability to spend more one-on-one time with each of his or her residents. Each caregiver completes special training where they learn how to handle the unique challenges that come with caring for seniors, as well as those who are not yet seniors, with memory impairments. In addition to providing standardized routines and structure for residents, the Cottages offers many therapy and club programs as well, including music, art, health and pet therapy along with several opportunities for residents to socialize, relax and have fun. Each of its programs and services are designed in such a way as to cater to individuals’ needs while also providing opportunities for continued learning. Residents are given their choice of activities in which to be involved. Another important priority for the programming at The Cottages is to accommodate the capturing of many more memories, through the continued practice of pastlearned hobbies and abilities as well as taking in what’s new and of interest. Heinman also said that they keep family always at the forefront for their residents. Not only are family members encouraged to be an active part of the residents’ lives and in the community there, but the staff also pro-

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Dianna Donnelly Dianna Georgia (Voellinger) Donnelly, beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Donnelly for nearly 58 years, mother to Robert “Bob” Jr. (Barbara), Steven, Elizabeth Pugliese, Deidre Donnelly and Maura Martin (Chris); grandmother to Ryan (Christina), Blake Pugliese, Megan, Bobby, Drew, Max, Fiona Martin, and Kylie Martin; great-grandmother to Jade Dianna; mother-in-law to Debbie. Preceded in death by her infant son, Christopher; younger brother, Arthur J. Voellinger II and her parents, Georgia Webb and Arthur J. Voellinger of St. Louis. Dianna graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1957 and attended Fontbonne College. Before the dawn of commonplace mainframe computers, she provided some of the human mathematical brainpower required to solve many aeronautical equations and assisted with projects at McDonnell-Douglas in the years leading up the space program. A lifelong St. Louisan, she spent every summer since 1967 in her cottage in New Piasa Chautauqua, and every winter since 1985 in Naples, Fla.

Frances K. Chipman, 100, of Jerseyville died at 3:40 p.m. Nov. 22, 2016 at her home. Per her request cremation has taken place.


Services will be held in the spring of 2017. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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A cancer survivor for 36 years, she faced every adversity and challenge with strength, style, dignity and grace. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of The Immacolata, 8900 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, Mo., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. Visitation at the church begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to Siteman Cancer Center, 4921 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110. Friends may visit to offer their condolences.

John Harvey Martin, 57, of Jerseyville died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at his home in Jerseyville. Cremation rights will be accorded.

Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Cunningham Shirley Mae (Farrell) Cunningham, 82, of Slidell, La., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at the home of her son in Slidell. Visitation took place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Thomas Hagstrom officiating. Burial took place in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Ted Hermens, Jr. Ted Hermens, Jr., 77, of Elsah passed away at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at his home. He was born Dec. 3, 1938 in Eldred, the son of the late Glen T. and Lila Louise (Davidson) Hermens, Sr. He married Carolyn Hoggard Feb. 20, 1959 in Pleasant Hill. He retired from Amoco and owned and operated Godfrey Tours and Charter. He was a member of Dow Southern Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Hermens of Elsah; a daughter,

Jody (David) Jedlicka of Jerseyville; and son, Brock (Pam) Hermens of Dow; and grandchildren, Tyler (Ashley) Hermens and Brennen Hermens and fiance’ Samantha Foss. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Siteman Cancer Center CB 1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis MO 63105.

Morris Long and an uncle, Darrell Krause. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Carl Hayes officiated. Burial followed at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

Barbara Nickels-Ontis Barbara Ann Nickels-Ontis, 76, of Jerseyville died at 1:10 a.m. Nov. 24, 2016 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 26, 1940 in Rosedale at home on the old Thompson place to her parents, Leslie E. and Mary (Fryman) Nickels. She married Phillip W. Ontis on May 17, 1964 in Great Falls, Mont. They later divorced. She worked her entire life as a CNA at several locations in several states, before her health forced her into early retirement, which left her time to do what she loved doing most, helping to raise her grandson, Jaxon. Survivors include a son, Robert E. (Linda) Ontis of Jerseyville; daughter, Melissa Ontis of Jerseyville; grandson, Jaxon Ontis; her mother, Mary (Fryman) Nickels; a sister, Anita Nickels; and a brother, Gerald Nickels. She was the adopted grandma to Patrick Pilger, Amanda Johnson and Brittany Chapman. She was preceded in death

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Audrey Rodgers-Schildroth Audrey Leeann RodgersSchildroth, 35, of Jerseyville died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 due to an auto accident in Macoupin County. She was born Feb. 24, 1981 in Guntersville, Ala. She was a caregiver at Beverly Farms. Surviving are her children, Katelyn Brook Crone of Jerseyville and Ian Jacob Schildroth of Jerseyville; mother, Ruth Krause-Rodgers of Kane; grandmother, Geraldine Krause of Jerseyville; sisters, Tammy L. (Robert) Harman of Kane and Allison (Nathan) Howard of Alton; brothers, Howard L. (Tracy) Rodgers of Ava, Mo., and Randall (Kevin) Rodgers-White of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Rodgers; a daughter, Emma Brionna Schildroth; grandfather, Arthur Krause; sister, Debbie Bailey;


by her father; ex-husband; grandson, Jace Ontis; sisters, Janet Freand and Martha Hayes; and a brother, David Hayes. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Dvid Brown officiated. Burial took place at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorial gifts in honor of Barbara can be made to the family in care of Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home.

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Jersey Community High School’s Theatre Department was the recipient of a monetary donation from the JCHS class of 1955. Edna Melcher, left, representing the class, presents a check to Brett Beauchamp, director of the theatre department.

Morris Whitenack Long, 80, of Jerseyville died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 at Jerseyville Manor nursing home. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on April 30, 1936, and was the son of Thomas Luther and Hazel (Whitenack) Long. Morris married his high school sweetheart and lifelong soul mate, the former Betty Sue Coughlin, on Dec. 4, 1954 in Hardin. They were blessed with 59 years together, and spent their time together loving life, traveling to both near and far away places, and enjoying their families. Her time here on Earth was ended on Feb. 23, 2014, and once again, Morris and Betty are together. As an occupation, Morris was employed as a heavy equipment operator both in the San Fernando Valley in California where he and his family lived for eight years, and here locally through the Operating Engineers Local 520 in Swansea. His love, however, was as a private pilot. He enjoyed providing over 100 friends and family rides in his single engine Beechcraft Musketeer. His other passions, besides his family, were history, studying maps, current events, and his love of Jesus Christ, and he worshiped as a member of the Jerseyville United Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters and a son-inlaw, Vali Johnisee and her companion, Jeff Darr of Piasa, Sandy Long of Jacksonville, and Monica and Rodney Schmieder of Jerseyville; four grandchildren, Tara Plunkett and her companion, Sean Troxell of Jerseyville, Jennifer Pruitt and her companion, Kyle Pohlman of Jerseyville, Christopher Pruitt and his wife, Amanda of Godfrey, and Jarrod Pruitt and his companion, Katie Scoggins of Jerseyville; four great-grandchildren, Alane Plunkett, Brayden Hall, Madelyn Pruitt and Parker Pruitt; a former son-in-law, Gary Pruitt of Jerseyville; and a former grandson-in-law, Dana Plunkett of Nutwood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Terry Johnisee; and a brother, Harold Long who was killed in action in Japan during World War II. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. He was laid to rest in the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg. Memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.


William Williams William G. Williams, 74, of Jerseyville died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born April 14, 1942 in Kane, the son of the late Gilbert and Geneva (Webb) Williams. He married Lena Maxine Rayls Aug. 6, 1960 in Jerseyville. She died March 30, 2012. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and served in Vietnam. He was a member of Church of Christ in Jerseyville, Jerseyville American Legion and Jerseyville VFW. He is survived by daughters, Pamela and Gerald Stone of Jerseyville and Nanette and Noah Stein of Jerseyville; son, Michael Scott and Terry Williams of Cibilo, Texas; grandchildren, Christian Williams, Tyler Williams Stein, Austin Stone, Alivia Stone and Miriam Ford Rhymes; a greatgrandchild, Rhea Williams; a brother, Gerald and Marie Williams of Carrollton; a sister, Carla White of Carrollton; and a sister-in-

law, Rosemary Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, Gary Allen Williams, Daniel Lee Williams and Robert Brian Williams; and a brother, Terry Williams. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Church of Christ in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will take place at Kane Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given to Church of Christ in Jerseyville. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

Verna Holmes Verna Holmes, 95, of Jerseyville and formerly of Carbondale, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:25 a.m. on Nov. 22, 2016 at Jersey Community Hospital. Verna was born March 25, 1921 in Parker, to James D. and Huldah E. (Hancock) Newbold. She wed John David “J.D.” Holmes, on Sept. 9, 1940 in Jackson, Mo.He preceded her in death in August 1987. Survivors include, two sons, J.W. (Peri) Holmes of Springfield, Va., Rev. Gerald (Beverly) Holmes of Carbondale; daughter, Vollie (Larry) Blumenstock of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren, David (Misty) Blumenstock of Elmer, La., Dawn Blumenstock of Brighton, Denice Holmes of Carbondale, Melissa (Shannon) Rice of Mulkeytown, Jared (Kiesha) Holmes of Carbondale, John (Laura) Holmes of Shelbyville, Tenn., Brett Holmes of Winchester, Va., Jake (Maggie) Holmes of Burke, Va., and Kirstin Holmes of Springfield, Va.; 19 great-grandchildren; and seven great great-grandchildren with one great great-granddaughter to be born in December. Verna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, JD Holmes; brother, Kenneth Newbold; sister,

Bernice Boyd of Carbondale; and one great-grandson. She worked as a cook for the Carbondale School District 95.She attended Union Hill Christian Church in Carbondale and was a member of the Eastern Star in Creal Springs. Services were on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at 12 p.m. at Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale with Brother Jim Jackson officiating.Burial took place at Wise-Robinson Cemetery, south of New Burnside in Johnson County.Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday. Memorial donations are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to Union Hill Church and will be accepted at the funeral home. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit, www.

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Russells celebrate 60th anniversary Strebel twins celebrate birthdays Josie and Jase Strebel, children of Josh and Courtney Strebel of Jerseyville, celebrate their 2nd birthdays Nov. 27 with a farm animal party. Grandparents are Robert

and Debbie Cordes and Bill and Jenny Strebel, all of Jerseyville. Great-grandparents are Bob Cordes of Eldred and Glenn and Mary Jane Gress of Fieldon.

Clarence “Pat” and Margaret Russell of Kane will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Dec. 1. Russell and the former Margaret Hetzel were married Dec. 1, 1956 at the First Baptist Church in Fieldon with the Rev. Claude Evans officiating. He is a retired sheet metal assembler from McDonnell Douglas Corp., and she is a homemaker. They have three daugh-


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ters and a son, Debbie (Dan) DeSherlia of Jerseyville, Becky (Jim) Cheek, Kathy (Doug) Carrico and Rusty (Jenn) Russell, all of Kane. They have six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to an open house in their honor from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Feyerbend Building in Jerseyville. It has been requested that gifts be omitted.


Local residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Amanda Loellke of Jerseyville was initiated at University of Missouri-St Louis; Lauren Jenkins of Brighton was initiated at University of MissouriSt Louis. These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa

Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective alldiscipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” More About Phi Kappa Phi Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION! Pastor Wilbur (Web) & Barbara Cain Saturday, December 3rd from 2 to 4 p.m.

Sawyer Lynn Johnson Mae Arnold and Wyatt Johnson of Grafton welcome a son, Sawyer Lynn Johnson, 7 lb. 2 oz., 5:11 p.m. Nov. 15, 2016, St. Anthony’s,

Alton. Siblings are Lily, 9, and Noah, 6. Grandparents are Betty and Don Johnson of Grafton and Marty and Earleen Arnold of Alton.

Come share cake, memories and laughter at Charity Christian Center 25479 Bluebird Lane in Jerseyville.

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SFC Mathew Bechtold has been appointed Commander of 653rd Harbormaster Transportation Detachment in Tacoma, Wash. Bechtold is a graduate of Jersey Community High School and has served in the military for 23 years. He is the son of Steve and Sandy Bechtold of Jersey County.

Youth grades 3-5 are invited to participate in this new 4-H workshop. You do not have to be 4-H member to attend. Adults are invited, as well. Participants will make a Christmas ornament out of recycled bags. Local artist, Sarah Neal will be introducing PLARN. Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of yarn to

crochet sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, ornaments and more. The class will meet Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Barr Housing Community Room located at 463 South Arch in Jerseyville. All materials will be provided. The cost for attending is $5. Please make all checks payable to Sarah Neal. An online registration is available at web.extension. trationID=15449


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The Salvation Army kicked off its Tree of Lights campaign and the season of giving is in full swing. Jo Williams and Bonnie Watkins, members of Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 146, volunteered to ring the bells at the red kettle.

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Seeking freelance reporters and photographers for local news and events coverage Campbell Publications is seeking to build up a base of freelance reporters and photographers to help cover local news and events happening throughout Jersey County. As a freelance reporter, a strong voice and some experience would be helpful. Pristine spelling and grammar are essential, as is the ability to shape stories and present both sides of an issue. Freelance photographers would need to provide their own equipment for coverage and have experience taking candid photos at events as well as portraits and other shots as needed. You would be expected to be comfortable interacting with the public, gaining permissions to photograph subjects when required, to capture complete and accurate information regarding subject matter, and to write interesting captions to accompany their photos. The ability to adhere to deadlines is equally important to either position, as is to remain unbiased and respectful to all members of the community. Work would be on an as needed basis. Pay is monthly, by the article or photo, and is only provided for those articles or photos published. Published works become the property of Campbell Publications. Interested candidates should send the following to jcjnews@ a resume, short cover letter describing your interest and experience, and six clips of/links to published articles or photographs of varying subject matters.


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Local program delivers holiday spirit to area seniors

The holidays are a time to celebrate the joy and warmth of the season with friends and family. The community is again being encouraged to celebrate with local seniors who may be alone during the holiday season. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Jerseyville, Jacksonville, Litchfield and surrounding towns, is helping to facilitate Be a Santa to a Senior®, a community program that provides gifts and companionship to seniors who may be isolated from friends or family during the holiday season. The program is made possible through the generous support of area businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community. Holiday shoppers are invited to participate in Be a Santa to a Senior by picking up a paper ornament at a participating location. Participating locations will display Be a Santa to a Senior trees from Nov. 29 to Dec. 16, which will be hung with ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and their desired gifts. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, purchase the requested gift and return it back to the location, with

2006 Abby Meyer’s parents, Regina and Kevin, will not be the only ones who miss their daughter over the summer. Meyer, who is one of 29 delegates visiting Australia with the People to People Student Ambassador Program, will miss some softball games while on the 16-day-summer trip. The ambassador’s program is for a select few students to earn a chance to integrate themselves into an unfamiliar culture in a foreign country. The program tries to promote cultural diversity. State Senators Deanna Demuzio (D-Carlinville) and William Haine (D-Alton) introduced a special resolution in the Illinois Senate recently that would mandate additional police training in the use of Tasers. The lawmakers introduced the

the ornament attached to the gift bag. Community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the gifts to local seniors in time for the holidays. Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found locally at First Mid America Credit Union, 300 West County Road, Jerseyville and JCH Wellness Center, 412 Maple Summit Road, Jerseyville. For more information about the program, visit or call Becky Hatlee, program coordinator, at 618-639-2273.

War Memorial bricks available The Jersey County War Memorial, which is located on the courthouse lawn in Jerseyville, has undergone some major changes over the past few years with the laying of memory bricks being one of the memorial’s biggest changes. To purchase a brick for the memorial, send a check for $50 to the Jersey County Recorder’s office, 200 N. Lafayette, Jerseyville, IL 62052, and designate that it is for a memorial brick. Also include the person’s name, rank and which war they served in and which branch of the military they served in. Each time, a copy of an honorable discharge of DD214 must be provided.

resolution after 17-year-old Roger D. Holyfield, Jr., of Dow, died after a confrontation Oct. 28 in which he was Tasered twice by Jerseyville police officers. Holyfield died the next day at a St. Louis hospital. Currently, there is no Taser training at the state police academies, which all Illinois police officers must attend. 2011 Plans for an Asian Carp processing plant in Grafton, which will create upwards of 40 full-time jobs, are progressing, according to two of the partners in the business venture. The partners, collectively known as American Heartland Fish products LLC, said a building has been purchased and a contract with the Chinese is close to being finalized. The biggest piece of the puzzle the group is wait-

ing on is grant funding from the state of Illinois, according to business partners Gray Magee and Oliver Ready. Talks came to a close as the Jerseyville City Council approved increasing rates for local water and sewer customers by 85 cents per day at Tuesday’s council meeting. The council’s vote for an increase in rates was unanimous; however, some council members were hesitant to pass the bill knowing the increase could put extra strain on citizens already hurt by the current economic state. With the help of the new bill, the city will be able to put away money for the new $20 million waste water treatment plant that will meet Environmental Protection Agency standards, and also secure funding for future improvements.

Friday, Dec. 2: Interdenominational Bible Study from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 121 State Street, Jerseyville. Saturday, Dec. 3: Lego Club Tree Trimming Party from 10 to 11 a.m. at Jerseyville Public Library. Make ornaments out of Legos to trim the kids’ room tree. Saturday, Dec. 3: First Presbyterian Church of Brighton annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Country Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3: Village of Brighton second annual Gift and Toy Auction at Brighton Municipal Building. Doors open at 5 p.m.; auction begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3: Jerseyville First Baptist Church Kids Choir annual musical, “ An Unplugged Christmas” at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. The public is invited to attend. Saturday, Dec. 3: Carrollton School District fundraiser Back the Track is Back Trivia Night at the Carrolton KC Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 6:30. For more information call Park Chairman Michael Roberts at 618-581-2247 or event co-chairman John Bramley at 618-420-7868. Sunday, Dec. 4: Live Nativity from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fieldon Masonic Lodge. Refreshments served at no charge. Friday, Dec. 9: Interdenominational Bible Study from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 121 State Street, Jerseyville. Friday, Dec. 9: Secret Life of Pets, movie matinee for children at Jerseyville Public Library from 3:154:45 p.m. Refreshments served. Saturday, Dec. 10: Children’s Christmas Karaoke and Craft Party at Jerseyville Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Step up to the mic to sing your favorite Christmas song and make a fun craft.

Saturday, Dec. 10: Hope Lutheran Church 22nd annual Cookie Walk and Craft Bazaar from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10: Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Elsah Township Community Building, corner of Rt. 3 and Fessler Road, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the pubic, refreshments and goodie bags for children. Collecting for canned food drive for Jersey Township food pantry. Saturday, Dec. 10: The Gibson Girls performing at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 10 N. Center, East Alton at 5 p.m. Event is free; love offering will be taken. Sunday, Dec. 11: Jerseyville Knights of Columbus invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. A portion of the net proceeds will be given to a local charity. Sunday, Dec. 11: TreeHouse Wildlife Center presents A Very Critter Christmas, a winter event from 1 to 4 p.m. for the whole family at 23956 Green Acres Rd. Dow. Santa “Claws” will be visiting the center to listen to the Christmas wishes of young visitors. Participate in nature-based holiday crafts to take home, learn about winter season backyard wildlife, see some of birds up close. Free guided tours will be available. Christmas season sweets and refreshments will also be provided. Admission to the event is free but donations are welcomed to help TreeHouse Wildlife Center continue caring for native wildlife! Please RSVP to this event on the center’s Facebook page to help gauge attendance and check back regularly for updates! Sunday, Dec. 11: Southwestern Ministerial Alliance Christmas Cantata at St. John’s united Church of Christ at 7 p.m. For

more information contact St. John’s UCC at 618372-3737. Monday, Dec. 12: Annual Cookie Exchange for tees from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Sorry, no one under grade 7) Bring 3 dozen of your best cookie or candy along with a copy of the recipe. Best by vote wins a prize. Play Cookie Bingo for fabulous prizes. aTuesday, Dec. 13: New Release Movie Matinee at Jerseyville Public Library at 1 featuring Florence Foster Jenkins, refreshments served. Saturday, Dec. 17: Animal Tales Holiday Safari for children at Jerseyville Public Library from 1 to 2: p.m. Jingle into the Library for six live special guest animals from Animal Tales! Wednesday, Dec. 21: Christmas Movie Matinee and Hot Chocolate Bar for teens at Jerseyville Public Library from noon to 3 p.m. Vote for the movie to be shown on Facebook, JPL website, or in the teen room through the 16th, winner announced on the 17th.



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Priced to sell 3 bdrm 2 bath manufactured home on 2 rural corner lots. Includes 2 car carport, 2 outbuildings, deck and sunroom. Clean, comfortable move in home offers country living at its best. Must see. Gallinipper/Hadley Landing

New listing Newly built 2 bdrm, 1 bath home with deck. Miss. River frontage. Hamburg Newly built

4 bdrm 2bath log home on 5 acres. Spectacular views of the Mississippi River valley and points beyond. Once in a OLIHWLPHÂżQG+DPEXUJ

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1 bdrm 1bath home on small lot. Priced to sell. Hardin Large 3 bdrm 3 bath home on 5 rural acres. Move in condition. Hardin Totally renovated 3 bdrm 1 ½ bath home This modernized home was done so as to preserve the charm of years gone by. Home sets RQUXUDOORWV,QFOXGHVRIÂżFHJDUDJHFRPSOH[DÂś;ÂśVKHG$QG views of the Miss. River. Hamburg. 20 secluded pasture and woodland acres with large well maintained two level 3 bdrm 2 bath home. Good access on private road. Hamburg 45 acres of woodlandKLJKRQDEOXII*UHDWYLHZVDQGH[FHOOHQW hunting Priced to sell. Hamburg Two in town lots ready to build on. Utilities available. Out of the Ă€RRGSODLQ3ULFHGWRVHOO.DPSVYLOOH

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248.8 +/- Acres Prime Farmland Saturday, December 10th, 2016 - 10:00 A.M. Location: Jerseyville KC Hall- 307 North State, Jerseyville, IL

Land is located in Sections 25, 26, and 36 of Central Part of Kane Township in Greene County, Illinois- (T.9N. - R.12W) commonly known as Mary Gocke Farm which mostly lies ½ mile west of Route 67 at Old Kane Road. Tract 1: 60 Acres +/- all tillable per FSA located in Section 36. Tract has frontage on 500 N Road, (Kane Quarry Rd.) and Grafton Lane Rd. 100% Muscatine soils with a Productivity Index of 146.8 Tract 2: 95.57 Acres +/ with approximately 93 acres tillable located in Section 25. Tract has frontage on 500 N Rd. with mostly Muscatine soils and PI index of 144.4

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17 Oakwood Place Jerseyville This elegant and spacious home in Oakwood subdivision offers 2 bedrooms 2 baths and much more. Huge living room with gas fireplace adjoined by an equally large family room, and a cozy sun porch. The main bath has been fitted with a big walk in shower and a step in handicapped accessible tub. Contact Roger $155,000

1119 Sumner Jerseyville This 3bed 2bath home sits on nice size corner lot and would make a young growing family a comfortable and affordable place for years to come. Lower level is very spacious and open with modern kitchen and separate dining area complete with French doors leading on to a large deck and fenced back yard. Lot of house for the Money, don’t miss out here. Contact Roger $126,900

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Tract 3: 38.47Acres +/- with approx. 37 acres tillable located in Section 26. Tract has frontage on 1175E Rd. and borders the west side of Tract 2. PI index of 132.8


Tract 4: 39.53 Acres+/- 29.5 ac. tillable per FSA located in Section 26. Tract has frontage on 1175E Rd. with a PI index of 112.8 Tract 5: 15.3 Acres+/- all tillable per FSA located in Section 25. Tract has frontage on 500 N Rd. and Route 67 with a PI index of 139.6 Terms: Successful bidders will pay 5% down day of sale and enter into a written contract. Balance will be due upon delivery of deed and merchantable title at closing which shall be within approximately 30 days from day of sale at Jersey County Title. Property is being sold in “as is� condition and is subject to owner’s confirmation. Tracts will be sold individually and not in any combination. Bids will be for the total tract and not on a per acre basis. Special note- farm is on a 2 year fertilizer plan. Fertilizer has already been applied to Tracts 1, 3 and 5 which are currently bean stubble, and furnished to buyers with no expense. Open farm tenancy for 2017. Announcements sale day will take precedence over all previous written material. Bid packets may be picked up at Lee Plummer’s office or call David Loy at 618-535-6039.

Owner: Farm Trust of Mary M. Gocke Living Trust Mary A. Stringer - Trustee Lee Plummer- Attorney at Law 100 South State St. Jerseyville, IL 62052 618-498-5213

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GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 Marcia Beiermann, Misty Bellet, Karolyn Bertman, Richard Bidlack, Ann Bishop, Matthew Bittles, Sarah Brunaugh, Amber Bruns, Jason Casner, Mariann Church, Gregg Cooper, Kathryn Day, Dana Ellebracht, Thomas Fleming Jr., Angela Ford, Larry Foster, Rebecca French, Jean Gaddis, Koty Garber, Angela Genisio, David Golike, Wendy Hansen-Vahle, Stanley Hawkins, Sylvia Hayward, Sandra Hefner, James Hillaker, Sara Hudson, Cliff Kaminsky, Nancy Killion, Linda Koenig, Andrea Lamer, Benny Lane, Joseph Lawrence, Patrick LeBlanc, Rebecca Lorts, Sharon Lumma Lauren Margeson, Kathleen McGinnis, Terri McGregor, Patti Meyer, Trent Morgan, Averyl Mueller, Kari Nairn, Jennifer Nelson, Ashley Palmer, Judith Peddicord, Stephen Pohlman, Pamela Poppek, Candace Randolph, Anna Rose, Amy Samples, Maureen Shortal, Kimberly Speidel, Laura Strong, Catherine Stumpf, Brian Symes, Mary Trask, Kimberly Wackerly, Donna Widman, Jimmie Witt, Emily Wittman, Terry Woelfel, Kenneth Wright Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Sarah Bland, Jessica Brady, Nicole Cummings, Benjamin Schroeder, James Stille Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999 Jamie Anderson, Stacy Beauchamp, Scott Bechtold, Sara Beckman, Erin Bittles, Nathan Blasa, James Bosomworth, Amanda Brodbeck, Gwendolyn Brunaugh, Jodi Burney, Holly Campbell, Tiffany Cazier, Zoe Chin, Chelsey Crnokrak, Nicholas Crnokrak, Michelle Davis, Emily DeSherlia, Heather Dohrn, Joya Down, Julie Duggan, Dawn Dwyer, Nikita Egelhoff, Julie Elliott-Alexander, Monica Eschbach, Rachel Evans, Steven Flowers, Debra Freeman, Rachel Gettings, Heather Goetten, Lynn Goetten, Janine Hagen, Angie Heberling, Patricia Heineman, Christine Herkert, Misty Isakson, Callea Jamison, Jamie Jones, Chelsie Kiel, Bradley Kimble, Neely Kinkel,

Bonnie Lair, Kelli LeBlanc, Sarah Martinez, Melissa Medford, Robin Mieure, Angela Noble, Darren Perdun, Michelle Pickel, Sara Pranger, Leah Randolph, Jessica Ray, Laura Ross, Wayne Schell, Christy Schilling, Courtney Schroeder, Curtis Schroeder, Waylor Schroeder, Kimberly Scoggins, Kathleen Shalley, Mary Siemer, Wayne Sims, Barbara Smith, Erica Smith, Kara Snyder, Frank Speidel, Nashona Staples, Megan Taake, Christina Vice, Debra Weiler, Adriane Williams, Kay Wittman, Mindy Woelfel, Myra Woelfel, Angela Wood Salary Range: $60,000 - $89,999 Jamie Allen, Brett Beauchamp, Angela Beiermann, Lisa Beuttel, Julie Breden, Bryan Brown, Michelle Brown, Jason Brunaugh, Scott Burney, Michelle Churchman, Kit Crawford, Susan Crone, Julia Davis, Kimberly Davis, Daniel Diamond, Shelly Diamond, Melissa Durie, Eric Eberlin, Renee Elliott, Marsha Erwin, Norman Fabry, Diane Fessler, Melanie Fessler, Laurie Frey, Shelley Fry, Diana Fuchs, Christina Furl, Julie Geers, Jeffrey Goetten, James Gorman, Benjamin Gracey, $P\ *UD\ 3HJJ\ +DOO 5KRQGD +DOO )UHGULFND +DWÂżOO 0DUW\ Heitzig, Michele Herkert, Lisa Higgins, Kristen Hurley, David Jacobs, Lisa Jacobs, Bonnie Kadell, Jennifer Kapetanovich, Lisa Kolkmeyer, Lisa Krumwiede, Stacey Kuebrich, Keri Lakin, Jill Lamer, Harold Landon, Jamie Lumma, Brenda McCreary, Rhonda Militello, Ruth Miller, Beth Morgan, Genevieve Mossman, Julie Muenstermann, Melissa Nairn, Carol Pohlman, Stoughton Reeder, Kevin Robertson, Leigha Robinson, Tracy Rowling, Joseph Shipley, Robert Siemer, Chris Skinner, Allen Snyder, Carrie Snyders, Kevin Strebel, Terri Taake, Luanne Taul, Lori Thurston, Scott Tonsor, Vicki Watkins, Cathy Weinmann, Jeffrey Wieneke, Janice Witt, Jacqueline Wittman, Dorothy Wuellner Salary Range: $90,000 and Over Michelle Bidlack, Cory Breden, Alan Churchman, Lori FrankeHopkins, Mary Schell, Lisa Schuenke

GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 Melissa Beauchamp, Marsha Berger, Julie Beyers, Jill Blackorby, Heather Brandt, Randall Burch, Gordon Burklow, Laura Burton, Linda Burton, Barbara Cain, Mary Carpunky, Janet Chappell, Lauren Claytor, Karen Crawford, Dennise Crotchett, Sarah Darr, Rebecca Davenport, Cheri Devening, Gleason Dial, Chris Dilks, William Duncan, Kathy Dunham, Ralph Dunham, James Edwards, Tammy Egelhoff, Shelby Eisler, Michael Ferguson, Mary Fessler, Laura Fink Naretta Forrester, Catherine Foster, Matthew Foster, Shannon Fraley, Roger Freand, Judith Fritz, Janice Garrison, John Gibson, Richard Gilworth, Connie Goetten, Brendan Goldacker, Garrison Goode, Connie Griesemer, Stanely Groppel, Cathy Hagarty, Sharon Hagedorn, Rodney Hall, Jeff Henry, Deborah Hill, Roger Hill, James Holmes, Jaqueline Howell, Rebecca Hughes, Deborah Hunter, Patricia Hutchinson, Carol Hyde, Paul Hyde, Craig Ivester, Robert Johnson, Dee Jones, Renae Jones, Terry Kinder, Jennifer Kosowski, Robert Kuebrich, Ted Kuebrich, Carol Lardinois, Emily Lindsay, Deborah Loges, Tracy Madson, Paula Main, James Maltimore, Mindy Marshall, Rachel Maupin, Sadie McAdams, Tanya McGuire, Debbie McKinney, Gregory Medford, Victoria Meyer, Sadie Morgan, Tanner Motley, Bethany Muenstermann, Patricia Newell, Ruth Oates, Michelle Ontis, Tristan Ontis, Tiffany Phillips, Jonathan Pirtle, Kim Pirtle, Pamela Pohlman, Michael Prough, George Ray, Philip Reese, Chad Richards, Jamie Ritchey, Rebecca Robishaw, Christina Rowling, Dena Sauerwein, Patrick Schell, Michaela Schuenke, Kay Schultz, Joanna Scott, Marian Scott, Robert Scott, Jean Sinclair, Jane Skipper, Lori Snyder, Megan Solomon, Maxine Somers, Jack Stork, Walker Taylor, Lori Tepen, Kenneth Terpening, Joann Tolbert, Berneda Usery, Courtney Walsh, Mark Walsh, Amy Welch, Daniel Werts, Zachary Westfall, Connie Wilson, Margie Witt, Stacey Wock, Scott Woelfel, Dustin Woolsey, Misty Woolsey, William Yates

Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Stephanie Abbott, Nicole Baddela, Kimberly Baecht, Kem Bartlett, Deborah Batton, Denise Bock, Sandra Bohannon, Michelle Breitweiser Ross Breitweiser, Deanna Bridgewater, Barbara Collins, Gregory Darr, Kathryn DePauw, Leslie Eads, Ann East, Sara Eickoff, Julie Fry, Angela Gibson, Diana Goetten, Nancy Green, Carrie Hamilton, Paula Hansen, Dee Heitzig, Amber Isringhausen, Gail Isringhausen, Genarose Isringhausen, Marlene Johns, Barbara Kirbach, Sherri Lichtenberger, Susan Long, Barbara Lyles, Brian Meredith, Jane Miles, Janet Miller, Melinda Murphy, Diane Newell, Judy Nurnberger, Tonda Pegue, Bradley Peterson, Donna Phillips, John Purcell, Melonie Purcell, Cheryl Rawe, Kenneth Ready, Robin Rowling, Cindy Russell, Lucinda Ruyle, Patricia Saettele, Jacqueline Shortal, Barbara Terpening, Sharon Vanausdoll, Heber Wade, Elizabeth White, Gary Whyte, Rhonda Wieneke, Jerry Woolsey Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999 Matthew Derrick, Randy Dilks, Matthew East, Sherry Freand, Henry Genisio, Daniel Goff, Virginia Goff, Lawrence Goodwin, &KULVWRSKHU *ULIÂżQ 7RQ\ *XQWHUPDQ -DPHV +HLW]LJ 'HEUD Hill, Joseph Kallal, Michael Kallal, Thelma McKenney, Wanda Mielke, William Mundy, Brian Patsaros, Brian Ray, Chad Roach, Rita Robertson, Joseph Sanders, James Schroeder, Cheryl Schwab, Larry Spears, Monica Student, Debbie Trochuck, Lawrence Tully, James Woelfel, Kevin Woolsey Salary Range: $60,000 - $89,999 Keith Norman, Martin Vanausdoll, Dennis Williams

Payments over $2,500, excluding wages and salaries. Person, Firm, or Corporation ........... Aggregate Amount Achievement & Resource Center ..................................26,883 All American Sports Corp ..............................................17,277 Ameren ........................................................................273,780 American Express .......................................................655,553 American Reading Co .....................................................3,597 Behrmann Co ..................................................................9,990 Berkley Life ......................................................................9,940 Brass Door Restaurant ....................................................3,251 Brenthaven ....................................................................12,078 Jason Brunaugh ..............................................................3,075 CDW Government .........................................................15,535 Cape Electrical Supply ..................................................17,070 Carbondale High School................................................12,870 Circle T Steel ...................................................................7,533 City of Jerseyville...........................................................40,000 Core Networks ...............................................................37,804 Cornerstone Insurance ....................................................2,906 Da-Com .........................................................................54,790 Darker Images ...............................................................34,833 DeLage Landen Public Finance ....................................30,997 Dell Financial ...................................................................8,828 Dept. of the Treasury ................................................... 492,117 Discovery Eductaion ......................................................10,323 (J\SWLDQ%HQHÂżW7UXVW .................................................633,533 Norman Fabry..................................................................2,536 Fire-Safety .......................................................................3,231 Franklin Fixtures ..............................................................3,580 Frontier ...........................................................................7,840 Frontline Technologies.....................................................3,683 GMS Supplies..................................................................5,694

Garella Pest Management ...............................................5,233 Gorman Brothers ...........................................................10,422 Government Leasing ...................................................246,274 Gov. Vehicles Leasing ...................................................14,450 Grafton Technologies.....................................................35,557 Grafton Telephone Co .....................................................2,759 Great Western Abatement ............................................. 11,090 Guardian Life Insurance ................................................22,689 Hargrave International .....................................................5,095 Heartland Bank & Trust ...............................................150,970 Heitzig Distributing....................................................... 118,408 Heneghan and Associates .............................................19,430 Hodges, Loizze, Eisenhammer, Rodick ...........................7,359 Home Depot ..................................................................20,664 Hope School ..................................................................80,668 IASB Publications ............................................................8,236 IBM Corporation ............................................................20,800 IPM Insurance .................................................................3,937 Illini Middle School .........................................................13,989 Illinois American Water ....................................................4,227 Illinois Center for Autism ................................................36,379 Ill. Counties Risk Management Trust ...........................290,710 Illinois Heartland Library .................................................. 5,411 Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund...............................544,759 Illinois State Board of Education......................................4,424 ISTATION ......................................................................30,000 Ittner...............................................................................25,149 JCHS Activity Fund ..........................................................2,504 -&+62IÂżFH)XQG..........................................................39,043 Jerseyville Motor Co ........................................................4,575 Jerseyville Water Dept...................................................48,667

Kaemmerlen Parts & Service ...........................................4887 Kallal Concrete .................................................................2519 Keystone Bonding & Surety Agency .................................3582 Kohl Wholesale.............................................................307170 Kone, Inc ..........................................................................3216 LRS Farms & Farm Drainage ...........................................8526 Lanter Distributing ............................................................8646 Lewis Brothers Bakery....................................................27128 Lightspeed Systems .........................................................9600 Lincoln Prairie ...................................................................3050 Loellke Plumbing ............................................................16236 MFR Tire Service ............................................................22366 Marshall Chevrolet, Buick & GMC ..................................14860 McGraw-Hill Education ...................................................57960 Medford Oil .....................................................................13942 Mid-West Trucker’s Association........................................7258 Midland paper .................................................................10759 Midwest Transit Equipment ............................................95888 Minnesota Memory ...........................................................4623 Netchemia, LLC ................................................................9450 Nevco ...............................................................................6135 News 2 You, Inc ................................................................3516 Nordic Energy Services ................................................227578 Noredink ...........................................................................8000 Pace Tree Service ............................................................2850 Pearson Curriculum ........................................................34463 Pepsi-Cola ........................................................................7575 Peter’s Tree Service .........................................................5350 Piasa Motor Fuels...........................................................25526 Plaza Truck & Trailer Parts ...............................................6321 Ramair ..............................................................................5056

Region III Special Ed Coop ..........................................541350 Riddell...............................................................................4728 Safe Havens International ................................................5734 Sanders Waste Systems ................................................22435 Schaller Hardwood Lumber ..............................................4928 Scheffel & Boyle .............................................................25940 Schindler Elevator Corp....................................................3008 Scholastic .........................................................................4237 School Specialty ...............................................................8180 Simplex Grinnell ...............................................................5871 Skyward ..........................................................................56885 Steckel Produce .............................................................41959 Subway ...........................................................................36615 TNT Fence Company ..................................................... 21122 Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund ...................................64773 Teachers’ Retirement System.......................................170208 The Bank of New York Mellon ....................................1731580 Total Lawn Care................................................................8319 Tri County Farm Supply................................................105824 Trueline Communications .................................................2607 Tyler Technologies ............................................................4869 Tylex, Inc ........................................................................26574 UMB............................................................................2015074 U S Bank NA...................................................................42619 United Healthcare .........................................................803975 .................................................................8495 Warma Witter Kreisler & Associates .................................7344 Workers Compensaiton Self Insured Trust ................... 115345



Correction In the Nov. 23 issue of the Jersey County Journal, a legal notice was published for Fidelity Township indiFDWLQJ LWV SUHVLGLQJ RIÂżFHU as Patty Anderson. Robert Moore is the presiding ofÂżFHUIRU)LGHOLW\7RZQVKLS The Jersey County Journal regrets the error.

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Jerseyville is closing out a Design + Public Infrastructure Grant with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) under the provisions of the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP). This public notice is intended to advise any interested citizens of a “public hearingâ€? scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. on December 20, 2016 at Jerseyville City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to review program performance and obtain citizen comments regarding program activities and performance under the grant. Those attending the hearing will be provided with general information regarding: (1) the amount of CDAP grant funds used on the grant (2) the type of work involved LQWKHJUDQW  WKHHVWLPDWHGDPRXQWRIDFWLYLWLHVWKDWEHQHÂżWHGORZDQGPRGHUDWH income persons (4) the amount of individuals that were involuntarily displaced as a result of the implementation of each CDAP activities and to assist persons actually displaced. Attendees will also be told how to access CDAP records. All citizens are encouraged to attend the public hearing and participate by providing written and/or oral comments. Individuals requiring special accommodation should contact City of Jerseyville Clerk, Cathie Ward, at least 24 hours before the scheduled public hearing date.




Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CASE NO. 16 CH 40 Steven J. Young aka Steven Young; Elizabeth A. Young aka Elizabeth Young; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 214 Goodrich Street Jerseyville, Illinois 62052 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION 7KHUHTXLVLWHDI¿GDYLWIRUSXEOLFDWLRQ KDYLQJEHHQ¿OHGQRWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQ you, Elizabeth A. Young aka Elizabeth Young, and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said SODLQWLII SUD\LQJ IRU WKH IRUHFORVXUH of a certain mortgage conveying the SUHPLVHVGHVFULEHGDVIROORZVWRZLW LOTS SEVENTEEN (17), EIGHTEEN (18) AND NINETEEN (19) OF A.A. GOODRICH’S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOTS TEN (10), ELEVEN (11), TWELVE (12), AND THIRTEEN (13) OF JOHNSON’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF JERSEYVILLE, NOT INCLUDED IN H.O. GOODRICH’S SUBDIVISION AND PART OF OUTLOT FIFTY-FOUR (54) OF THE OUTLOTS OF THE CITY OF JERSEYVILLE, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF JERSEYVILLE, COUNTY OF

JERSEY AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. 3,1 6DLG SURSHUW\ LV FRPPRQO\ NQRZQ DV 214 Goodrich Street, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052, and which said mortgage(s) was/were made by Steven J. Young and Elizabeth A. Young and recorded in WKH2IÂżFHRIWKH5HFRUGHURI'HHGVDV Document Number 200800110956 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against \RX DV SURYLGHG E\ ODZ DQG WKDW VDLG VXLWLVQRZSHQGLQJ NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the VDLGDERYHQDPHGGHIHQGDQWVÂżOH\RXU DQVZHUWRWKHFRPSODLQWLQWKHVDLGVXLW RU RWKHUZLVH PDNH \RXU DSSHDUDQFH WKHUHLQLQWKH2IÂżFHRIWKH&OHUNRIWKH Court at Jersey County on or before DECEMBER 16, 2016 a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in DFFRUGDQFH ZLWK WKH SUD\HU RI VDLG FRPSODLQW 7KLV FRPPXQLFDWLRQ LV DQ DWWHPSW WR collect a debt and any information REWDLQHGZLOOEHXVHGIRUWKDWSXUSRVH Steven C. Lindberg ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 | 866-402-8661 | 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 58852, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 foreclosure@ THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. 11.16.16, 11.23.16, 11.30.16

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ROSE IRENE THOMPSON, No. 16-P-65 DECEASED. CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Rose ,UHQH 7KRPSVRQ  /HWWHUV RI 2I¿FH were issued to Betty Jansen and Janet vanMeter as Independent Co-Administrators, whose attorney is Donald R. Schaaf, Jr., 116 W. Pearl Street-Suite 100, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052-1676. Claims against the estate may be ¿OHG LQ WKH RI¿FH RI WKH &OHUN RI WKH Circuit Court, Honorable Charles E. Huebener, Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052 or with the representative’s attorney, Donald R. Schaaf, Jr., 116 W. Pearl Street-Suite 100, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052-1676, or both, within (6) months from the date of the issuance RIOHWWHUVDQGQD\FODLPQRW¿OHGZLWKLQ that period is barred. Copies of a claim ¿OHGZLWKWKHFOHUNPXVWEHPDLOHGRU delivered to the representative’s attorney within ten (10) days after it has EHHQ¿OHG Charles E. Huebener &OHUNRIWKH&LUFXLW&RXUW Jersey County, Illinois Attorney for Independent Administrator: Donald R. Schaaf, Jr., #6620445 Attorney-at-Law 116 W. Pearl Street – Suite 100 Jerseyville, Illinois 62052-1676 Telephone: 618/498-3162 Facsimile: 618/498-8220

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NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Jason Cox and to All Whom It May Concern, that on the 17th day of November, 2016, a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights ZDVÂżOHGXQGHUWKH-XYHQLOH&RXUW$FW LQ WKH &LUFXLW &RXUW RI -HUVH\ &RXQW\ entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Interest of J.C. a minorâ&#x20AC;? DQG WKDW LQ WKH &RXUWURRP RI -XGJH (ULF 6 3LVWRULXV LQ WKH -HUVH\ &RXQW\ &RXUWKRXVH  :HVW 3HDUO 6WUHHW Jerseyville, Illinois, on the 23rd day of -DQXDU\  DW WKH KRXU RI  a.m. or as soon thereafter as this case may be heard, a Petition to Terminate 3DUHQWDO5LJKWVZLOOEHKHDUG7KH&RXUW KDVDXWKRULW\LQWKLVSURFHHGLQJWRWDNH IURP\RXWKHFXVWRG\DQGJXDUGLDQVKLS of the minor. 12: 81/(66 <28 DSSHDU DW WKLV KHDULQJ DQG VKRZ FDXVH DJDLQVW WKH SHWLWLRQ WKH DOOHJDWLRQV RI WKH SHWLWLRQ PD\ VWDQG DGPLWWHG DV DJDLQVW \RX DQGHDFKRI\RXDQG$125'(52) -8'*(0(17(17(5('


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NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Jonathan Silveus, Father and to All Whom It May Concern, that on the 21st day of 1RYHPEHU  D SHWLWLRQ ZDV ÂżOHG under the Juvenile Court Act in the Circuit Court of Jersey County entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Interest of S.E.S., a minorâ&#x20AC;? and that in the Courtroom of Judge Eric S. Pistorius in Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, Illinois, on the 28th day of November, 2016 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this case may be heard, an adjudicatory hearing will be held upon the petition to have the child declared a ward of the Court under that Act. The Court has authority in this proceeding to take from you the custody and guardianship of the minor. NOW, UNLESS YOU appear at this hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and AN ORDER OF JUDGEMENT ENTERED. /s/ Charles E. Huebener CHARLES E. HUEBENER Clerk of the Circuit Court DATED: November 21, 2016 11.30.16

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE INTEREST OF M.B., No. 16-JA-1 M.B., No. 16-JA-2 J.C., No. 16-JA-3 Minors. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Samantha L. Skelton and to All Whom It May Concern, that on the 17th day of November, 2016, a Petition to 7HUPLQDWH 3DUHQWDO 5LJKWV ZDV ÂżOHG under the Juvenile Court Act in the Circuit Court of Jersey County entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Interest of M.B., M.B., and J.C., minorsâ&#x20AC;? and that in the Courtroom of Judge Eric S. Pistorius in the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, Illinois, on the 23rd day of January, 2017 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this case may be heard, a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights will be heard. The Court has authority in this proceeding to take from you the custody and guardianship of the minor. NOW, UNLESS YOU appear at this hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and AN ORDER OF JUDGEMENT ENTERED. /s/ Charles E. Huebener CHARLES E. HUEBENER Clerk of the Circuit Court

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DATED: November 22, 2016 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICAIL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF THE No. 74-C-87 PIASA TOWNSHIP SEWER DISTRICT LEGAL NOTICE OF A PETITION TO REQUEST A REFERENDUM ON THE QUESTION OF THE DISSOLUTION OF THE SANITARY DISTRICT KNOWN AS â&#x20AC;&#x153;PIASA TOWNSHIP SEWER DISTRICTâ&#x20AC;? PURSUANT TO 70 ILCS 2805/33 Notice is hereby given to the electors/legal voters of the sanitary district known as PIASA TOWNSHIP SEWER DISTRICT, which includes the area described below, that the Board of Trustees of the district has approved a resolution and circulated a Petition to Request a Referendum on the Question of the Dissolution of the Sanitary District, which will be heard on Tuesday, the 20th day of December, 2016, at the hour of 8:30 o'clock A.M. in the Circuit Courtroom in the Jersey County Courthouse in Jerseyville, Illinois, to request the Court to certify the question of dissolution of the sanitary district pursuant to 70 ILCS 2805/33 at the next general election in accordance with general election law. Any legal voters in the district shall have the opportunity to be heard at said time if they so desire. The area located within the Piasa Township Sewer District is legally described as follows: A tract of land being contiguous in boundary and referred to as the PIASA TOWNSHIP SEWER DISTRICT lying in SE 1/4, Section 35, and SW 1/4 of Section 36, generally including the following: Albrite Subdivision, Woodgate Subdivision, David Acres Subdivision, David Acres Addition No. 1, David Acres Addition No. 2, David Acres Annex, Resub-division of Lots 7 & 8 David Acres, and including a tract of land as excepted out of the Woodgate Subdivision as recorded in Bk. 2, Page 90, in said county and including a tract of land as excepted out of David Acres Addition No. 1 having the approximately North-South average dimension of 62 feet and the East-West average dimension of 278 feet as recorded in Bk. 2, Page 84 in said county, and including a tract of un-platted land in the NE l/4, of the SW 1/4, Section 36 lying West of David Acres Addition No. 2 as recorded in Bk. 2, Page 99, in said county and North of David Acres Annex as recorded in Bk. 2, Page 89 in said County, and excepting Lot 1 of David Acres Addition No. 1 as recorded in Bk. 2, Page 84, in said county, all in Township 7 North, Range 10 West of the Third Principal Meridian in Jersey County, Illinois, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the center of Section 36 hereinafter referred to as the point of beginning (also being the Northeast corner of David Acres Addition No. 2); Thence Southerly along the East line of NE 1/4, SW 1/4, of Section 36 (also said line being the Easterly boundary line of David Acres Addition No. 2) a distance of 1099.95 feet to the Southeast corner of David Acres Addition No. 2; Thence Westerly along the South boundary line of David Acres Addition No. 2 a distance of 644.35 feet to the Southwest corner of David Acres Addition No. 2; Thence continuing Westerly along the South boundary line of David Acres (also being the South line of David Acres Addition No. 2 extended Westerly) a distance of 1939.40 feet to the Southwest corner of David Acres; Thence continuing along the South line of David Acres extended Westerly across Charles Lane a distance of 50.46 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of Charles Lane; Thence continuing along the same aforementioned line (also being the South line of an excepted tract out of David Acres Addition No. 1) a distance of 287.8 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of Illinois Central-Gulf Railroad; Thence continuing along the South line of David Acres extended Westerly across the Illinois Central-Gulf Railroad right-of-way; Thence continuing along the South line of

David Acres extended Westerly across the State Highways 67 and 111 right-of-way to the Southeast corner of Albrite Subdivision (also being the Northeast corner of Woodgate Subdivision); Thence Southwesterly along the Easterly boundary line of Woodgate Subdivision (also being the Westerly right-of-way line of State Highways 67 and 111) a distance of 994.9 feet to the Southeast corner of Woodgate Subdivision; Thence Northwesterly along the Southerly boundary line of Woodgate Subdivision a distance of 511.00 feet to the Southwest corner of Woodgate Subdivision; Thence Northerly along the Westerly boundary line of Woodgate subdivision a distance of 740.4 feet to the Northwest corner of Woodgate Subdivision (also being the Southwest corner of Albrite Subdivision); Thence Northerly along the Westerly boundary line of Albrite Subdivision a distance of 529.85 feet to the Northwest corner of Albrite Subdivision; Thence Easterly along the Northerly boundary line of Albrite Subdivision a distance of 320.43 feet to the northwest corner of Green Hills Subdivision; Thence Southeasterly along the Westerly boundary line of Green Hills Subdivision (also being the Easterly boundary line of Albrite Subdivision) a distance of 247.36 feet to the Southwest corner of Green Hills Subdivision; Thence Easterly along the North boundary line of Albrite Subdivision (also being the Southerly boundary line of Green Hills Subdivision) a distance of 603.16 feet to the Northeast corner of Albrite Subdivision (also being the Southeast corner of Green Hills Subdivision); Thence Northeasterly along the Easterly boundary line of Green Hills Subdivision (also being the Westerly right-of-way line of State Highways 67 and 111) a distance of 261.58 feet to the Northeast corner of Green Hills Subdivision; Thence continuing Northeasterly along the Westerly right-ofway line of State Highway 67 and 111 until its intersection with a line being the Westerly extension of the South line of Lot 1 of David Acres Addition No. 1 extended across both the Illinois Central-Gulf Railroad and the State Highways 67 and 111; Thence Easterly along said line extended across both Illinois Central-Gulf Railroad and State Highway 67 and 111 right-of-ways to the Southwest corner of Lot 1 of David Acres Addition No. 1; Thence continuing Easterly along aforementioned line (also being the South line of Lot 1 of David Acres Addition No. 1) a distance of 70.15 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot 1 of David Acres Addition No. 1; Thence continuing Easterly across Charles Lane a distance of 50 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 2 of David Acres; Thence Northerly along the Westerly boundary line of Lot 1 of David Acres (also being the Easterly right-of-way line of Charles Lane) a distance of 168.66 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot 1 of David Acres; Thence Easterly along the Northerly boundary line of Lot 1 of David Acres a distance of 143.22 feet; Thence Southeasterly along the Northerly boundary line of Lot 1 of David Acres a distance of 191.40 feet; Thence Easterly along the Northerly boundary line of Lot 1 of David Acres a distance of 280.19 feet to where the North boundary line of Lot 1 of David Acres and the North right-of-way line of Myrtle Lane intersects; Thence Easterly along the Northerly right-of-way line of Myrtle Lane a distance of 569.10 feet until said line intersects with the East line of the NW 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 36; Thence Northerly along the East line of the NW 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 36 a distance of 375.00 feet to the Northeast corner of the NW 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 36; Thence Easterly along the North line of the NE 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 36 a distance of 883.11 feet to the Northwest corner of David Acres Addition No. 2; Thence continuing along the North line of the NE 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 36 (also being the North boundary line of David Acres Addition No. 2) a distance of 449.99 feet to the point of beginning (also being the Northeast corner of David Acres Addition No. 2, and also being the center of Section 36). Dated this 23rd day of November, 2016. Piasa Township Sewer District /S/ Linda F. Kolesa Secretary of the Board of Trustees 11.30.16



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IN THE INTEREST OF M.B., No. 16-JA-1 M.B., No. 16-JA-2 Minors. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Jonathan W. Burris and to All Whom It May Concern, that on the 17th day of November, 2016, a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights ZDV ÂżOHG XQGHU WKH -XYHQLOH &RXUW $FW in the Circuit Court of Jersey County entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Interest of M.B. and M.B. minorsâ&#x20AC;? and that in the Courtroom of Judge Eric S. Pistorius in the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, Illinois, on the 23rd day of January, 2017 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this case may be heard, a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights will be heard. The Court has authority in this proceeding to take from you the custody and guardianship of the minor. NOW, UNLESS YOU appear at this hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and AN ORDER OF JUDGEMENT ENTERED. /s/ Charles E. Huebener CHARLES E. HUEBENER Clerk of the Circuit Court DATED: November 22, 2016 11.30.16

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NO HUNTING or Trespassing allowed on 315 acres property in Batchtown Illinois owned by Jim and Carol Squires. All violators will be prosecuted. 8.30.17 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Steve and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.24.17 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Marcy Klockenkemper, Judy Lamer, Jeremy Russell, Bonnie Stepanek, and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.24.17


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NO HUNTING or trespassing on the Linda Bennett farm, rural Griggsville. Violators will be prosecuted. 11.2.17 MY LAND located in Section 18 SW of Pearl is private property. Hunting, fishing, trapping, trespassing, for any purpose, without the written, signed permission of the owner, is 615 strictly forbidden. Violators will HUNTING be prosecuted. Timothy Brinkman. 5.20.17 LOOKING FOR ground in ABSOLUTELY NO trespassNorthern Calhoun or Southern ing on any ground owned by Pike to lease short term or long Double Creek Farms, Inc. 10.18.17 term. No size too big! 618-5509406. 3.15.17


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Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Peggy S. Liggett aka Peggy Sue Liggett; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of John Branstetter; Carolyn Lovelace; Margaret Louise Tarrante; Terry Nugent; Jane Nugent; John Nugent; David Russell Branstetter aka Rusty Branstetter; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Mary Jane Nugent; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Joe Nugent aka Joseph Nugent; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Elizabeth McCormick; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of James Richard Branstetter; Carol Ann Branstetter; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Betty Lou Branstetter; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Sara Francis Branstetter; Kelly Shawn Skaggs aka Kelly Skaggs; Jerry Shane Skaggs aka Jerry Skaggs; Renee Darlene Brown aka Renee D. Brown aka Renee D. Skaggs; Jimmy Branstetter; Robin Skaggs; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 303 West Washington Street aka PO Box 513, Griggsville, IL 62340

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IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS AND COURT COSTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for WKHDPRXQWELGVKDOOEHLQFHUWLÂżHGIXQGV payable to the Sheriff of Pike County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Sales Department at ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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LOCATED: 964 Taylor lane, Winchester, IL. From the North edge of Winchester, on old route 36 turn West on Taylor lane, go 1 mile. Watch for auction signs. TRACTORS: IH 5288 sn#15904 w/3hydrol, pto, 20.8x38 10 bolt duels, 4543 hrs. - IH 5488 sn#36493 w/3hydrol, pto, 20.8x38 10 bolt duels, 2007 hrs. on newer motor - IH 5088 sn#13259 w/3hydrol, duel pto, 18.4x38 10 bolt duels, 5091 hrs. - IH 1586 sn#99023 w/3hydrol, pto, 20.8x38 rubber, 4000 hrs. - IH 3788 2+2 sn# 07791 20.8x38 rear J bolt duels, 2900 hrs. - MF 1155 sn#006878 w/2hydrol, 20.8x38 w/spin out rims, 4609 hrs. - several IH front weights to sell separately - 1951 Massey Harris 44 w/narrow front, 4 cyl. & loader bucket - 1937 F-20 antique tractor (ran 5 years ago) - COMBINES: Case IH 1680 axial flow w/3044 hrs, 30.5x32 rubber, w/chopper - Case IH 1660 axial flow w/3071 hrs, 30.5x32 rubber, specialty rotor sn#0038918 w/chopper - IH 1460 axial flow w/ 3608 hrs, 28LX26 rubber, sn#033553 w/chopper - 2 IH 1460 salvage combines for parts - HEADS IH 963 corn head, 6-30â&#x20AC;? w/water pump bearings - IH 963 corn head 6-30â&#x20AC;? for parts - IH 863 corn head 6-30â&#x20AC;? - IH 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1020 platform w/newer pan & fingers - IH 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1020 platform - IH 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1020 platform - IH 17 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; 1020 platform (parts only) - 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Underforth head cart - 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; EZ trail head cart - 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; single axel head cart - 2 older wagon style head carts - PLANTERS: JD 7200 12/30â&#x20AC;? front fold w/precision finger pickups - IH 900 6/30â&#x20AC;? pull type - IH 900 6/30â&#x20AC;? pull type - IH 12/15â&#x20AC;? 3pt, hydrol drive bean planter - IH 800 16/15â&#x20AC;?no-till, pull type TRUCKS 1989 IH S-1900 grain truck w/ 466 diesel turbo, straight 5 sp, 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grain bed w/cargo doors, spring tag axel, 241,479 mi. - 1979 IH S-1800 grain truck w/404 gas, 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grain bed, 5&2 trans, single axel w/spring tag axel, 55290 mi. - 1974 IH 1700 w/345 gas, 5&2 trans, 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grain bed - 1981 Chevrolet 4x4 pickup, w/350 V8, auto trans, (used for spraying) - EQUIPMENT: Kinze 400 grain cart w/roll tarp - JD 1210 grain cart - 3 gravity flow wagons 200bu. each - Ectric wooden barge wagon - JD 953 wagon gear - older snow mobile trailer (no title) - Dodge truck bed wood hauler - 2 Mayrath 10x71â&#x20AC;&#x2122; swing away augers - Mayrath 8x71â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bottom drive straight auger - Mayrath 6x34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; transport auger w/3hp elec. motor - Mayrath 6x24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; transport auger w/elec. motor - 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Big Ox 3pt rear blade 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woods 3180 batwing mower 1000 pto - Great Northern 550 gal truck mount sprayer w/booms - 1000 gal water tank on JD running gear - IH 700 on land 6 bottom plow - IH 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rotary hoe w/end transport - JD 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; #400 wing fold rotary hoe - tandem tank trailer - single axel sprayer no booms - round pipe Donahue impl. trailer (no floor) - Farm Star 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rear blade - 2 axel sprayer - MF pull type chisel plow - IH 6/30 row crop cult. - older pop up camper needs repair - 9.00 & 10.00 truck tires - some misc. hand tools - air compressor, hydrol press, drill press, Note small amount of small items be on time. other items to sell not listed.

For photos view web site at Auctioneer I. D. #16215 TERMS: CASH. Buyer number issued and personal check accepted upon presentation of positive photo identification. Vehicle and title held until check clears or replaced with cash, certified or cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check. Food available. Your attendance is always appreciated.


AUCTIONEERS DARRELL MOORE, Winchester, IL. (217)-473-5486 ROGER STRANG, Virginia, IL. (217)-370-2530 DICK SAMPLES, Jacksonville, IL. (217)-245-5010


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Lady Panthers win over Roxana last week

By STEVEN SPENCER Jersey County Journal Last Tuesday the JCHS girls basketball team beat Roxana, with a final score of 68-34. The Jersey High Lady Panthers took control early in the game, scoring 12 points in the first quarter and giving themselves an eight point lead. Mackenzie Thurston put four points on the board in the first quarter. Peyton Tisdale, Hannah Hudson, Bethany Muenstermann and Kiara Chapman each scored two points for the Panthers, putting them ahead of Roxana with a score of 12-4. The Panthers continued to strengthen their lead in the second quarter while the Roxana Shells looked to come back from the first. Jersey put 19 more points up on the

board. Chapman scored seven points for the Panthers. Thurston scored nine points with three field goals and made three free throw attempts. Muenstermann shot a three pointer to help give the Panthers a lead of 15 points and a score of 31-16 at the end of the first half of the game. The start of the second half saw the most scoring action of the game as the Panthers put up 21 points in the third quarter. Thurston and Chapman continued to put pressure on the Shells as they scored 10 points between the two of them. Chapman made two field goals while Thurston made three. The most scoring action in the third quarter came from Muenstermann, who sank four field goals for 11 points, three of which were from behind the three point line. Roxana put eight more points on

the board in the third quarter making the score 52-24, with the Panthers leading by 28 points. Jersey continued to out-score Roxana in the final quarter. The Panthers put up 16 more points while the Shells scored 10, making the final score 68-34. Brianna Schroeder scored four points in the fourth. Abby Manns added two for the Panthers. Morgan Davis sank a field goal and a free throw giving her three points. Maddie Droege shot a three point field goal and a free throw, and Chapman made a three point field goal. The top scorers for the Panthers were Mackenzie Thurston with 19 points. Kiara Chapman had 16 game points. 16 points were scored by Bethany Muenstermann, 12 of which were scored from behind the three point line.

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Lady Panther Alexis Liles tries to move through Roxanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense during court action last Tuesday.

Jersey boys basketball loses to Centralia Calhoun takes the game from Lady Birds

By STEVEN SPENCER Jersey County Journal Last Monday, the JCHS boys basketball team fell to Centralia, with a final score of 31-52. The first quarter of the game found the Jersey Panthers trailing by nine points with the game at 9-18. The Panthers looked to turn things around in the second quarter and put ten more points on the board. Centralia also put ten points up in the second quarter.

The start of the second half of the game found the Panthers still trailing by nine points. Jersey put up seven more points in the third quarter. Centralia scored 14 more points in the third putting them ahead of the Panthers, 26-42. In the fourth quarter, Centralia put ten more points on the board as Jersey scored five, making the final score Jersey 31, Centralia 52. The Panthers had 30 rebounds in the game, 19 of which came from the defensive

side. The Panthers also had four assists and 15 turnovers. Blake Wittman scored 11 points for the Panthers. Kurt Hall put five points on the board. Jake Ridenhour and AJ Shaw each scored four points in the game. Drew Sauerwein and Lucas Ross each scored two points for Jersey and Coby Gibson had three. The Panthers scoring was at 33 percent, making 12 of their 36 field goal attempts. The boys next game will be Friday at Waterloo High School.

Southwestern takes a victory over Madison

By STEVEN SPENCER Jersey County Journal Southwestern Piasa Birds beat the Madison Trojans last Wednesday, with a final score of 43-57 in the boys basketball contest on the court. The Piasa Birds took control early in the game, scoring 13 points to the Madisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three points in the first quarter. Madison tried to come back in the second quarter putting 13 points on the board, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough. Southwestern scored 12 points in the second quarter, giving the Piasa Birds a nine point lead

with a score of 16-25. Southwestern continued to control the game as Madison made an attempt to turn things around. In the third quarter, Madison put 12 points on the board and Southwestern scored 17. In the fourth and final quarter, both teams scored 15 points, ending the game at 43-57. Top scorers for Southwestern were Justin Bailey with 26 points, Ben Lowis with 11 points and Collin Baumgartner with nine points. Lowis had an 80 percent shot percentage making four of his five field goal attempts.

The Piasa Birds had 41 rebounds, 12 that came from Baumgartner. Southwestern boys also played against Gibault Catholic last Friday. The Piasa Birds lost 41-47. Collin Baumgartner scored 19 points against Gibault Catholic, Justin Bailey had eight and Ben Lowis scored seven. Southwestern played MetroEast Lutheran last week as well, and lost 56-61. Top scorers for the Piasa Birds in that game were Ben Lowis is 18 points and Justin Bailey with 16 points. The Piasa Birds currently stand with a 2-2 record for the season.

By STEVEN SPENCER Jersey County Journal Southwesternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lady Piasa Birds hosted the Calhoun Warriors in girls basketball last Tuesday. It was an intense back and forth in the first half, but Calhoun ended up taking control in the second half and beat Southwestern 39-49. The first quarter of the game ended with a score of 10-10. Sam Burns scored a three point shot for the Piasa Birds. Emily Wolff put six points on the board with two field goals and two free throws, and Molly Novack scored one free throw. Grace Baalman scored six points for the Warriors in the first quarter. Junie Zirklebach had two points and Jordan Holland made two free throw shots. In the second quarter of the game the Piasa Birds took the lead by putting up 16 points. Mallory Novack put five points on the board with a three point shot and two point field goal. Sam Burns and Jenna Moore both scored three point shots. Emily Wolff put up four points and Molly Novack had one point for Southwestern. Calhoun had 12 points in the second quarter. Six points came from Grace Baalman with two field goals and two free throws. Jordan Holland and Junie Zirklebach each scored two points for the Warriors and

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Bailey Weible puts up the ball for the Piasa Birds as Lexie Klocke guards for Calhoun.

Emily Baalman had two points after making two free throw attempts. The second half of the game started with Southwestern leading Calhoun by four points with a score of 26-22. The Warriors looked to turn things around in the third quarter, and took the lead by its end. Calhoun added 15 points to the board with 11 points coming from Grace Baalman. Three points for Calhoun came from a field goal from Junie Zirklebach and Emily Baalman added one point from a free throw. The Piasa Birds were only able to add six points to their score in the third quarter. Jenna Moore and Emily Wolff each scored three point fields making the score at the end of the third Southwestern 32 and Calhoun 37. Calhoun continued to hold

their lead in the final quarter of the game by putting 12 points on the board. Emily Baalman made two free threw attempts and on field goal. Junie Zirklebach and Gace Baalman each scored two points for the Warriors and Jordan Holland scored four points, giving the Warriors a final score of 49. Southwestern put up seven points in the fourth quarter. Moore had three points. Molly Novack and Emily Wolff each had two points in the fourth, giving the Piasa Birds a final score of 39. Southwesternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top scorers were Emily Wolff with 15 points and Jenna Moore with nine points. Top scorers for Calhoun came from Grace Baalman with 25 points and Junie Zirklebach had nine.

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Last month the Jersey Community High School girls volleyball team had their annual banquet. The school recognized all the athletes for their great season. Coaches Bob Siemer, Maddie Steckel and Brenda McCreary recognized Mackenzie Thurston with the award for most kills and career leader in digs. Faith Franke received the award for most points and most blocks. Katelyn Walker was recognized with the award for most digs, and Hannah Jones received the Anna Hausman Award.

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By STEVEN SPENCER Jersey County Journal Last Monday, the Southwestern boys basketball team beat Bunker Hill, 47-37. In the first half of the game Bunker Hill showed Southwestern that they were a force to be reckoned with. In the first quarter the Piasa Birds scored 11 points to the Minutemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12 points. In the second quarter Bunker Hill put 13 more points up on the board as Southwestern scored seven. This put the Piasa Birds behind the Minutemen by seven

points with a score of 18-25 at the end of the first half of the game. Southwestern made sure to turn things around in the second half. The Piasa Birds scored eight points as the Minutemen scored six. By the end of the third quarter, the Piasa Birds had started to close the gap and were trailing Bunker Hill by only five points. It was in the fourth quarter that Southwestern turned the game around. They not only caught up to Bunker Hill but passed their score by ten points by the end of the game. In the final quarter the Piasa Birds proved they had what

it takes to win the game by scoring 21 points to Bunker Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six. Southwestern took control of the game and won 47-37. Southwestern had 37 rebounds, nine deflections and 16 assists. Ben Lowis had 12 rebounds and Collin Baumgartner had 10. Dylan Green provided four of the deflections and Justin Bailey had seven of the 16 assists. The top scorers for Southwester were Collin Baumgartner with 20 points and Justin Bailey with 12 points, nine of which came from behind the three point line.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016



Jerseyville, Illinois

Jersey County police and traffic

The following police reports were filed between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23. These reports are public information and are obtained from the Jersey County Circuit Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. All individuals listed have been arrested and charged, or cited in the case of traffic violations. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The following individuals were charged with felonies: Logan, Angelo D. L., dob 8-28-98, grooming. Goheen, Wyatt A., dob 6-6-97, possession amount controlled substance, possession hypo/syringe/needles and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pedersen, Tia L., dob 1-14-82, possession amount controlled substance. The following individuals were charged with misdemeanors: Webb, Aiden M. A., dob 5-22-98, purchase/possess liquor by a minor. Evans, Matthew N., dob 11-26-96, consumption of liquor by a minor. Evans, Tiffanie R., dob 7-2-97, possession of drug paraphernalia. Cummings, William C. IV, dob 12-5-95, purchase/possess liquor by a minor.

Stahlschmidt, Tyler A., dob 3-14-97, possess of drug paraphernalia. The following individuals were charged with conservation violations: Evans, Matthew N., dob 11-26-96, unlawful transport of weapon. Lawrence, Michael Eugene, dob 10-2-71, falsify/ alter license. Lawrence, Hunter Bradley, dob 9-30-98, falsify/alter license. Dickman, Kyle J., dob 1-31-98, unlawful take/possess/deer and hunt others land without permission. The following individuals were charged with driving under the influence: Harder, Andrew J., dob 5-22-78. Evans, Matthew N., dob 11-26-96. Goheen, Wyatt A., dob 6-6-97. The following individuals were issued traffic citations: Poore, Andrew L., dob 9-13-93,, driving on revoked license and driving 11-14 mph above the limit. Chapman, Lindsay N., dob 11-25-96, driving 21-25 mph above the limit. ONeill, Schaefer P., dob 8-1-54, speeding 26-34 mph

over limit. Scott, Jacob E., dob 8-696, registration expired. Edmiston, Kaylia V. R., dob 10-21-96, fail right-ofway/intersection and operating an uninsured vehicle. Burton, Jeffrey T., dob 3-26-69, fail to reduce speed. Zook, Gregory D., dob 3-29-65, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Flores-Buenaventura, Jose I., dob 8-26-85, driving on suspended license and driving 11-14 mph above the limit. Carper, Serkalem J., dob 12-12-94, speeding 26-34 mph over limit. Oyer, Lily A., dob 7-1098, speeding 26-34 mph over limit. Bohannon, Rebecca E., dob 10-14-71, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Boraj, Alketa, dob 6-4-83, driving 11-14 mph above the limit. Wright, Karena J., dob 12-13-99, operating an uninsured vehicle and driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Bell, Kenny D. Jr., dob 6-1-91, operating an uninsured vehicle. Blackledge, Walter L., dob 7-28-61, seat belt/driver. Harder, Andrew J., dob 5-22-78, driving 15-20 mph

ISPtowatch for distracted drivers in work zones Motorists are reminded to Drop It and Drive Officials with the Illinois State Police (ISP) announce that additional officers will be patrolling work zones as the construction season comes to an end. Although officers will be enforcing all traffic laws, they will primarily focus on motorists who are violating distracted driving laws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The purpose of the additional patrols is to ensure the safety of both the workers and the motorists traveling through the work zone,â&#x20AC;? stated ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the construction season comes to an end, we want to do what we can to keep work zone related injuries from occurring. You can do your part by remembering to drop it and drive.â&#x20AC;? Unless it is an emergency, you must be age 19 and older and use handsfree technology to use a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle in Illinois. The use of hand-held cellphones, texting, or using other electronic communications while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited by law in Illinois. The ISP encourages motorists to also limit other distractions that may be occurring while driving through a work zone. Please refrain from eating or drinking, using navigation systems, adjusting your music devices, or anything else that may take your eyes away from the road. "Work zones can pose many challenges for drivers and require your undivided attention,â&#x20AC;? said Priscilla Tobias, director of the Illinois Department of Transportationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (IDOT) Office of Program Development. "Studies have shown that drivers engaged in activities other than driving are up to four times more likely to be involved in a crash. Please avoid distrac-

tions at all times and pay extra attention as well to first responders and maintenance vehicles working to keep our roads safe for everyone." Distracted driving is one of the common factors related to fatal traffic crashes. The other three most common factors are

speeding, driving under the influence, and not wearing a seatbelt. Together, they make up the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fatal Fourâ&#x20AC;? violations related to fatal traffic crashes. The initiative is funded by IDOT. The ISP and IDOT worked jointly to identify the locations best suited for the additional patrols.

above the limit and improper traffic lane usage. Lewis, Michael D., dob 12-6-60, speeding 26-34 mph over limit. Beck, Cody Michael, dob 12-23-88, driving on suspended license, operating motor vehicle/registration suspended and operating an uninsured vehicle. Atchison, Charles E., dob 7-6-56, leaving the scene. Cox, Nathaniel J., dob 5-21-98, registration expired and operating motor vehicle/ registration suspended. Coffman, Audrey L., dob 5-25-60, unlicensed and operating an uninsured vehicle. Thornton, Korre L., dob 6-25-82, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Probst, Daniel J., dob 3-18-83, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Evans, Matthew N., dob 11-26-96, improper traffic lane usage, transportation of alcohol/driver and operating an uninsured vehicle. Goheen, Wyatt A., dob 6-6-97, improper traffic lane usage and fail to reduce speed. Boyd, Ezra M., dob 11-1679, seat belt/driver. Stahlschmidt, Tyler A., dob 3-14-97, operating an

uninsured vehicle, carry/display license/permit and seat belt/driver. Nurnberger, Susan H., dob 3-6-59, seat belt/driver. Norman, William T., dob 5-13-55, operating an uninsured vehicle and seat belt/ driver. Herrin, Makenna L., dob 8-5-96, electronic communication device. Cox, Todd C., dob 8-1579, child restraint violation. Hopkins, Trey Edward, dob 8-26-94, registration expired. Cummings, William C. IV, dob 12-5-95, seat belt/driver. Pedersen, Tia L., dob 1-14-82, violate driver license restriction, registration expired and operating an uninsured vehicle. Underwood, Albie J. II, dob 1-1-97, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Jefferson, Renee, dob 12-14-59, operating an uninsured vehicle. Pullen, John J., dob 4-2141, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Bowcott, Sydney K., dob 7-30-99, driving 21-25 mph above the limit. Valladares, Elmer R., dob 10-29-60, reckless driving. Williams, Hazel M., dob 9-15-95, driving 15-20 mph

above the limit. Terrile, Aaron A., dob 4-29-94, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Rust, Amanda L., dob 7-788, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Smith, Mandy S., dob 10-20-79, driving 11-14 mph above the limit. Hardin, Gary L., dob 12-857, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Edelen, Stacy L., dob 5-193, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Glazier, Joseph D., dob 8-10-98, driving 11-14 mph above the limit. Blevins, Tammie L., dob 1-10-75, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Jones, Robert C., dob 9-24-67, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Meyers, April A., dob 11-7-80, seat belt/driver and improper traffic lane usage. Dwyer, Nathan D., dob 8-17-79, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Has your charge been amended, reduced or dropped, or have you been found not guilty? Email to be considered for a status update on your court proceeding.

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