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Rain deters some from Downtown Country Christmas

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Officials say numbers still comparable to last year

State Rep. Davidsmeyer to seek re-election in 100th District. See page A3 Jerseyville residents head downtown for some Christmas fun. See pages A6-7

SCHOOL

Week’s St. Francis Shining Knights announced. See page A8

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JCHS students sign with area colleges. See page B7

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By JARAD JARMON Jersey County Journal The fog that set over Jerseyville for the duration of the Downtown Country Christmas and the rain that preceded it may have played a role in smaller crowds outside this year. Even still, similar to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, locals found their way. Officials with the annual Jerseyville festival said this year was smaller, but comparable to previous years in terms of attendance. Micheal Ward, president of Downtown Country Christmas, Inc., said many of the attendees were in the businesses when they were not participating in the games or the tractor rides around the downtown area. Downtown Country Christmas, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of organizing what is this large Christmas undertaking. Ward said he saw the event as a success— a sentiment he was told was shared by busi-

ness owners along that strip of State Street. “Many of our business owners had really good evenings,” Ward said. “…People are out. They are just inside the buildings, more than in years past.” He noted there were definitely less people in attendance, though, but not to the extent it they were expecting when the clouds rolled in. “The weather was our detriment this year, but people came,” Ward said. “We went through almost 500 waivers for kids (to see Santa). That is almost 500 families.” Ward said organizers tried to make sure locals knew the festival was still on despite heavy winds earlier in the week and rain earlier that day. Notably, Christmas performances by area children in the big tent drew in a large crowd. There was also a large crowd to visit Santa with a line circling the Heneghan, White, Cutting & Rice building and trailing out across the State Street. The children performances

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A festive individual in the Downtown Country Christmas parade tips her hat and smiles to attendees Saturday.

and the performances by area bands on the other end of the Christmas festivities, brought good feedback, Ward said. Among the festivities including the introduction of Jerseyville’s Santa, the lighting of the Downtown Country Christmas Tree and the

Jersey’s Santa Claus wins Kringle award By JARAD JARMON Jersey County Journal Each year during Downtown Country Christmas, one member in the community is nominated and selected for the Kringle Award, and this year the award went to Santa himself — or at least one of his identical cousins. It was announced that Steve Pegram, who is seen as the Jersey County Santa, was given the Kringle Award Saturday during the Christmas festivities. This award was created to recognize “that one individual and/or organization who exemplifies a kind of selfless generosity and servant leadership that is at the heart of the holiday season,” Michael Ward, festival coordinator, has said. “Recipients of the award are those who instinctively invoke an unwavering passion for a cause that results in the betterment of the community as a whole, both here and abroad.” Steve has been involved with Downtown Country Christmas since the beginning, serving as Santa Claus, or at least a representative of the figure, every year of the event. Each year, including this year, he sits in that oh-so-familiar Christmas chair and hears Christmas wishes from the boys and girls in the area. “Steve is very involved from the get-go,” Ward said. “He does a lot of PR (public relations) for us. He gets us in touch with Santa.” Beyond the holiday season, Pegram invokes the spirit of the big man in red, serving as the founder and president of Got Faith? Ministries, a non-profit that serves

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Steve Pegram serving as a representative of Santa heard the wishes of hundreds of local kids at the Downtown Country Christmas festivities. Pegram was awarded the Kringle award.

area people in need in whatever form that might take. Despite his longstanding efforts in the community, Pegram was humbled by the award.

announcement of Light Up Your Business. This award is voted on by attendees who cast their vote for businesses who decorated this year. This year, Tonsor Custom Awards and Decals was the winner. The day was closed out with a parade that included trucks

covered in lights, the Grinch and, of course, Santa Claus. Then came the cleanup, a major undertaking in itself. This year was less of a challenge, though. Ward said they got done at 10:30 p.m. that (See, RAIN, A2)

Jerseyville tables possible water systems privatization By JARAD JARMON Jersey County Journal The Jerseyville City Council were not ready to vote and potentially discuss the possible sale of the city’s water and wastewater systems to the Illinois-American Water Company, but that did not stop residents from voicing there concerns on the matter at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting. Of the numerous residents that showed up, several spoke up about their concerns with transparency regarding the sale and whether city leaders have considered other options including retaining the system and simply managing it differently. The sale, which has drawn controversy in the past, was tabled with one of the commissioners not in attendance. “Out of respect to Commissioner (Steve) Pohlman and Pohlman family, it is being tabled tonight,” Jerseyville Mayor Bill Russell said. “Commissioner Pohlman was not able to attend due to the loss of his mother.”

Many in the audience questioned the reasoning why they intended to sell at all including resident, Mike Bridgewater. Bridgewater said he had an issue with transparency noting that members of the city council, even when asked to do so, have not attended meetings of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee— a committee formed a couple years ago with a goal to determine a citizen’s perspective on the matter. “(If they attended), it would’ve been nice to be able ask if they are considering selling, ‘Why,’” Bridgewater said. It was a question, at least during the open meeting, that was not answered by city council members or the mayor. Bob Manns, Jerseyville Public Works director, did note following the meeting that the city and the council have invested a lot of time into this issue and consideration. Notably, the committee recommended against selling. “Our committee felt it was equally important to search (See, WATER, A3)

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INDEX Editorial . . . . . . . . . .A4 News . .A2-3, A6-7, B2, B6 Obituaries. . . . . . . . . . A5 Our Town. . . . . . . . . .B6 Public Notice. . . . . . . . .B3 School . . . . . . . . . . . .A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . .B7 OBITUARIES: EAGLETON, FOILES, GWILLIAM, POHLMAN, PRESTON, ROWLING, VAHLE, VARBLE. JERSEY COUNTY

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Man collapsed of alleged Deer harvest low after first overdose in courtroom firearm season weekend By KRIS SCHEFFEL Jersey County Journal During a sentencing hearing on Nov. 25, a Jerseyville man collapsed as the result of an alleged overdose. Matthew Brian Fletcher, 33, according to court records, made an appearance in the Jersey County Court for charges alleging the possession of a controlled substance and the manufacture or possession of adulterants. State’s Attorney Ben Goetten said in a statement that Fletcher left the courtroom prior to his case being called. He returned for his sentencing appearing cognizant, Goetten said. Fletcher was sentenced to three and a half years in the Department of Corrections, according to court records. At the conclusion of his hearing, Goetten said Fletcher “began to show signs of intoxication” and “fell out.” Deputies from the Jersey County Sheriff’s Department and employees with the probation department responded to the incident, providing medical assistance in the form of Narcan, a drug which resuscitates victims of overdose. He was then transferred to hospital after regaining consciousness.

“If not for the quick response of the Sheriff’s deputies and probation department employees in the courtroom, Mr. Fletcher would have become another statistic,” Goetten said. The statistics, said Goetten, for Jersey County show a rise over the last three to four years in opioid-related crime and fatalities. “While the overall drug cases stay relatively the same, opioid-based drug cases are on the rise both nation-wide and here in Jersey County,” Goetten said. In 2017, Goetten as State’s Attorney, filed one of the first statewide civil suits against opioid drug manufacturers and distributors on behalf of Jersey County. “It has been proven that manufacturers named in the law suit actively pushed these addictive medications to increase profits,” Goetten said. Goetten pointed to emails released by a federal judge in the pending federal law suit as some of the evidence against these companies. One email, Goetten said, showed Victor Borelli, a national account manager for Mallinckrodt, telling Steve (See, OVERDOSE, A3)

By KRIS SCHEFFEL Jersey County Journal The first weekend of the firearm season concluded on Nov. 24, and based on current numbers it appears the harvest is not what it was despite the growing deer population. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has released the total number of deer taken for each county with the state total of 50,173, down from 58,836 deer reported last year. In Jersey County, the downward trend is reiterated with hunters harvesting a total of 401 deer this year in comparison to 474 last year. Jersey is not alone either. Across the region, total harvests are down for the first firearm season. In Calhoun, 494 deer were harvested this year as compared to 618 in 2018. In Greene, the total was 632 compared to 700 last year. Pike reported nearly 200 less than last year’s total of 1,361 with only 1,174 harvested this year. Rachel Torbert, spokeswoman for IDNR, said the decline in area totals for the first firearm season is most likely the result of a later season. The first firearm season is held the week

Deer harvest numbers by county Greene Jersey Calhoun Pike

2018 700 474 618 1,361

2019 632 401 494 1,174

before Thanksgiving, and this year, Thanksgiving fell later in the month on Nov. 28. “We missed the peak of rut,” Torbert said. During rut, or mating season, deer will become more active and less cautious. This makes the deer easier targets for hunters. However, not all hunters missed the rutting season. For bow hunters, the later firearm season has been of benefit. “We’ve seen archery numbers up a little bit,” Torbert said. “Those guys had an extra week before firearm season.” The archery totals have been rising the past few years, with some hunters pointing to new regulations, enacted (See, DEER HARVEST, A2)


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JCBAs’ 12 Days of Christmas has begun By KRIS SCHEFFEL Jersey County Journal The Jersey County Business Associations’ (JCBA) 12 Days of Christmas kicked off this week on Monday, Dec. 2. The “shopping adventure” takes participants into local small businesses to see what they have to offer and enter a series of giveaways. The event is intended to show what local businesses have to offer, JCBA director Beth Bear said. “Small businesses are a big deal here in Jersey County,” she said. “Shoppers will find that their customer service is second to none, and the owners are known to give back and invest in our community.” There are 32 businesses participating this year such as Julie’s Graphics on Dec. 4, George’s Local Brew on Dec. 9 and Outrageous Outdoors on Dec. 10. Participants receive a punch card, which is available at any of the participating businesses or the JCBA office, and receive punches at each business they visit. With 22 punches, participants return their cards with their information in order to enter into a drawing with a grand prize of $500, a second prize of $250 and a third prize of $100 in JCBA gift certificates. No purchases are necessary to receive a punch, but shopping or eating is encouraged. Jerseyville resident Ashley Bridgewater took part in the “adventure” last year for the first time and walked away with the grand prize. “Early on, making it to all those businesses sounded like a challenge, but once I got started and realized

how much fun I was having, it was a lot easier than I expected,” she said. “And of course, the $500 I won was the icing on the cake.” Some of the businesses even host their own giveaways, Bear said. Whitworth Horn and Goetten Insurance, for example, will have a gift basket raffle on Dec. 5. “Even if your not winning cash prizes, you can win stuff along the way,” Bear said. The 12 Days of Christmas is part of a larger mission to encourage residents to shop local. It’s not coincidence, Bear said, that the event takes place shortly after Small Business Saturday. “What we are trying to do is get you thinking about small businesses all year long... not just on Small Business Saturday,” she said. “That’s really the point of this.” Bear said she has received positive feedback from the community regarding the event. “What I do know is people love this promotion,” she said. “People love this game... They just (have) so much fun going out and seeing what’s out there.” The event started on Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 13. To qualify for entry into the Grand Prize drawing, punch cards must be returned to the JCBA office by Dec. 16 with the name and phone number of the participant written. The drawing will be held live on Dec. 17 on the JCBAs’ Facebook page. A complete list of participating businesses, times and locations are available at the JCBA website at www. jcba-il.us/days. This schedule will also be available at the JCBA and participating businesses.

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Those with the JCH Resale Shop and others stand for a ribbon cutting at the new location of the shop at 201 S. Jefferson Street.

JCH Resale Shop to expand, relocate Ten years ago, then hospital CEO Larry Bear was wary about spending money to make money. Several of his volunteers had seen a hospital in a big city with a resale shop that was able to raise millions of dollars, but Bear was concerned about the financial outlay. He said, “The idea was great, but it made me nervous that we would have to dedicate staff hours to the project, pay rent, utilities and so on. There was a potential for financial loss, and that made me pause. But lucky for all of us, I had some persistent volunteers who were adamant that a resale shop would work.” Years later, the JCH Resale Shop has been a long-standing spot in the community and more recently moved to larger premises so that it can expand. The JCH Resale Shop has moved from its current location at 109 N State St. in Jerseyville to 201 S. Jefferson St. Their first day at the new location was Nov. 19, accord-

ing to a news release. Charity Roth, director of the JCH Foundation who manages the Resale shop, explained the need for the move. “We have been blessed with a very generous community, and we are in need of more floor space for our showroom, but equally, more room to process incoming donations,” Roth said. “At our old location on State Street, we did not have enough space to sort through incoming donations, or have enough room to house an adequate number of volunteers to perform this task. “This expansion will allow us to add an additional 20-30 volunteers to enable daily donation processing, which in turn will help us to add new merchandise to the showroom daily.” The additional space will allow the Resale Shop to have a dedicated donation garage and new donation hours with volunteers present to assist those wanting to make a donation. They will accept donations on Monday from 9-2

p.m., Tuesday-Friday from 9-5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10-3 p.m. Donations cannot be accepted outside of these hours. Roth hopes that these dedicated donation hours will help to eliminate processing backlogs, which sometimes meant that donations were not getting to the showroom and that back areas of the old shop were cluttered. She explained, “Certainly part of this move is driven by the need to keep our volunteers safe. We want to ensure that access to our exits is unfettered in case of an emergency.” The showroom hours will be Tuesday-Friday 9-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10-3 p.m. The Resale Shop offers quality merchandise at affordable prices, according to the release. Every donation and purchase supports Jersey Community Hospital. The Resale Shop may seem like a small endeavor, but in its 10 years of operation, it has donated over $600,000 to Jersey Community Hospital. The

Deer harvest (Continued from A1) during the 2017- 2018 season, permitting to the use of crossbows. IDNR, she said, is still waiting for the conclusion of the deer season next deer to gather a better understanding of the harvest totals. While the late firearm season appears largely to blame for the decline in this year’s totals, there could be other factors. “Once those numbers are in, we can get a better idea whether there were other factors contributing,” Torbert said. The longer trends in harvest totals point to a growing deer population, one which has been recovering from the 2012 epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD). It is a viral disease carried by

Resale Shop has helped the hospital to purchase upgraded equipment, such as the newly added 3D Mammography Machine. This machine can provide a more comprehensive exam, improving the quality of care and potentially saving lives because of early cancer detection. The Resale Shop in entirely volunteer run. Roth continued, “We have an amazing group of volunteers. We currently have over 60 individuals who give their time to run the shop and process our donations. Over the years, we have had over 150 different individuals volunteer with us. And, it is incredible what these and former dedicated individuals have accomplished over the years. “To be able to give over a half a million dollars to support the Hospital, when the average item in the shop costs less than $1 is absolutely amazing. We are so grateful for the generosity of these great volunteers and our donors.”

Rain midge flies that causes hemorrhaging in deer. “There was a substantial EHD die off in 2012,” Tim Krumwiede, IDNR wildlife biologist, has said. “Populations did go down in West Central Illinois.” Krumwiede said that this year’s population has still not completely recovered to its recorded numbers 15 years ago, but there are strong indicators that progress is being made. The firearm season will conclude this weekend beginning on Dec. 5 and ending on Dec. 8. The muzzleloader season will take place from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, and archery season will continue until Jan. 19, 2020 with breaks during the firearm season.

(Continued from A1) day— a process he said had taken them to 3 a.m. the next morning to complete in past years. Ward stressed the turnaround time this year would not have been possible without volunteers, namely from local youth. Groups like that FFA and the Jersey Community Football team came out in force to help out. Those from the Jersey cheerleading team and the St. Francis Holy Ghost School were among other youth that came out to volunteer at the event. “The youth came out and represented what the community is,” Ward said. “Volunteers make a huge difference,” he added.


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State Rep. Davidsmeyer to seek re-election in 100th District State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville, along with a group of GOP legislators, were first to file for reelection today in Springfield. Davidsmeyer is running for re-election as State Representative for the 100th House District. “Today I filed to run for reelection to continue the fight for the people of west central Illinois,� Davidsmeyer said. “After talking with friends and constituents, I have been encouraged by the number of people asking me to continue to serve. As your voice in Springfield, I am working hard to bring fiscal responsibility and conservative principles back to Illinois.

“I am running for re-election to continue the hard work of cutting wasteful spending, balancing the state budget, and helping to create good-paying jobs for our working families. It is my honor to serve as your State Representative and I ask for your continued support in 2020.� C.D. Davidsmeyer is prolife and pro-family values. As the area state representative, Davidsmeyer is fighting against taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, according to a news release. As a strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights, C.D. Davidsmeyer sponsored and helped pass

the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (PA 98-063), making Illinois the final state to allow concealed carry for its citizens. “I fought to protect the constitutional rights of lawabiding citizens in Illinois, by passing concealed carry for responsible gun owners. My office has assisted hundreds of constituents with their Concealed Carry License and FOID Card applications,� Davidsmeyer added. Representative Davidsmeyer is pleased with the help his office has been able to provide to constituents. “Every day, we are able to help constituents through-

C.D. DAVIDSMEYER out the nine counties that I serve. My district office does a great job with constituent services and I appreciate my staff’s hard work on behalf of the people of the 100th District,� Davidsmeyer said.

Schaaf to run for Jersey Resident Judge Following Judge Eric S. Pistorius’ recent decision to retire in December 2020, Donald Schaaf, Jr. of Jerseyville is announcing his candidacy for the Republican nominee to serve as the Resident Circuit Judge of Jersey County. Schaaf formally and personally extends his thanks and gratitude to Judge Pistorius for his years of dedication and service to Jersey County, especially its legal system. Schaaf is a fourth generation and lifelong resident of Jersey County. He has continuously worked in all his roles and capacities to make Jersey County a better place not only for him and his two, now adult, children, who were raised in and now reside in Jersey County, but for everyone residing in or just visiting Jersey County. After graduating from Jersey Community High School in 1984, Donald attended and graduated in 1988 from the University of Illinois Champaign. He then moved to Chicago where he began working as a law clerk for a Chicago firm, while attend-

ing and graduating from John Marshall Law School. After graduating from law school, Schaaf returned to his Jersey County roots to pursue his legal career and serve its constituents. Upon his return to Jersey County, he worked as a law clerk for a local attorney, and as a substitute teacher in Jersey Community Unit No. 100, Carrollton School District No. 1, and North Greene School District No. 3. Donald started his law practice in 1995. Having experienced a variety of health, family, personal and professional issues, Schaaf is said to have developed quite the diversity of being able to objectively and openly understand a wider background of persons coming before and being impacted by the judicial system. Along with personal experiences, Schaaf has continued advancing his education to learn from others’ knowledge and experiences as well. In 2006, he trained and became a certified Guardian Ad Litem so that he could serve as the court’s fair and unbiased investigatory eyes

and ears in cases involving children and disabled adults. In 2010, he trained to become a certified Family Law Mediator, which has allowed him to work with families with children in the legal system by giving them the chance to obtain a better understanding of their problems while attempting to amicably reach a mediated agreement rather than being subjected to arbitrated dictates. In addition to his law practice, Schaaf also has officiated high, middle and grade school football, softball, baseball, volleyball, and basketball for over 31 years. Schaaf, along with another local official, brought his officiating experience to help the Jr. Football Panther program since its inception. Schaaf is also the past president of the Jerseyville Rotary Club, past Rotary District 6460 Assistant Governor, past Worshipful Master of Fieldon Masonic Lodge. As well, he is involved in several other community organizations. Schaaf notes that throughout his law career, he has impartially, competently,

DONALD SCHAAF JR. vigorously, and fairly represented his private clientele, while extending that same level of professional representation through his public service to the judicial system as an assistant state’s attorney, guardian ad litem, family law mediator, victim witness advocate and public defender. If given the opportunity to serve you as the Jersey County Resident Circuit Judge, Schaaf said he will continue educating and preparing himself to ensure the public the best integrated application of the rule of law resulting in the strengthened enforcement and disbursement of justice for all who appear before and are affected by the judicial system.

Overdose (Continued from A1) Cochrane, the vice president of sales for KeySource Medical, to check his inventory writing, “if you are low, order more. If you are okay, order a little more, Capesce?� This was followed by other emails, such as one written by Cochrane in which he said, “Flyin’ out of there. It’s like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are...� The law suit is still pending at the federal level; however, Goetten hopes that, if successful, it will generate the funds necessary to help Jersey County deal with the overwhelming effects of the epidemic. “More often than not, this addiction starts with prescription medication such

as Oxycotin or Hydrocodone,� Goetten said. “Once the prescription has ended, the addiction remains, and that’s when individuals seek an alternative opioid such as heroin.� As an elicit substance, there is no clear understanding of what is contained in heroine. Often the drug is laced with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid which has been linked to a rise in overdose-related deaths across the country. “We in law enforcement fight this epidemic everyday,� Goetten said. “The sheriff’s department and city police department work tirelessly to keep up with the growing infatuation with these drugs.� Goetten emphasized the need for fed-

eral assistance in addressing not just the effects of the crisis, but also the sources of it. “We will continue to fight this epidemic here at home,� he said. “I’ve seen the look of sheer disappointment in the eyes of our local law enforcement officers every time we see a fatality. “These men and women working here in our community do care. This was evidenced by the quick actions taken on that Nov. 25th day in the courtroom, when court staff and deputies saved the life of Mr. Fletcher.� The US Department of Health and Human Services hosts a free and confidential national helpline for individuals or families facing substance use disorders. The number is 1-800-662-HELP.

Kringle (Continued from A1) “There are so many people out there that do more than I do,� Pegram said. “I do what any normal person should do.� He pointed to the “elves� as an example, noting how crucial they are to his work in the red suit. “Santa couldn’t be Santa without his elves,� he said. He noted the volunteers that dawn the elves’ clothing are vital to making the line move along, ensuring kids don’t have their coats on when they take a picture and they also make sure Santa looks in tip-top shape. Even still, he was honored by the award. Pegram started wearing the red and white suit 17 years ago. His daughter was in the Headstart program in Otterville, and they needed a Santa for an event, and he

was the only one that fit at the time. The suit was quite small. With a fake beard and pillow stuffed in his coat, he took on the role, and he loved it. “I just got hooked,â€? Pegram said. â€œâ€ŚThere is just energy there.â€? He would spend the next 17 years filling out the coat, filling in the beard and embodying Santa Claus. He started volunteering as Santa Claus to the point now where he is asked to serve as a representative of Santa all across the area. All the while, he lived by a principle: “You don’t have to wear a red suit to make a difference.â€? This tenet, along with Jesus Christ has served as a driving force for the other community-minded efforts he has taken part in. This season, he has 75 stops as representative

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of Santa, but he said the Downtown Country Christmas event takes up a special place in his heart. Pegram said the local Christmas festival, which often serves as a kickoff to the year’s holiday festivities, gets him charged up and ready to go for the rest of the month. It is certainly a long, uninterrupted day of pictures and Christmas wishes, but Pegram said it is all worth it. “The kids (and even the adults) just get you going,� Pegram said. “They just charge your battery up.� It is the moments like those he experienced this Saturday where a kid asks for world peace that touches his heart. He noted many at Downtown Country Christmas were not asking for toys but were asking for others in

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their life to be blessed. At the Jerseyville event, Pegram dawned a 25-30-year-old suit, which he found to be an honor in itself. “This suit has seen so many kids,� Pegram said. Award nominations were open to all Jersey County residents. The annual Kringle Award recipient is selected by the Downtown Country Christmas festival board and committee members. Pegram was recognized during the ceremonial lighting of the Downtown Country Christmas tree and was later presented with a special commemorative ornament. Earlier in the month, Pegram was also awarded the Human Rights Service Award by Church Women United for his efforts as the leader of Got Faith.

Water (Continued from A1) out other available options,â€? John Hefner, member of the advisory board and resident, said. “This was an extremely involved and highly complex issue. We established performance statements and then revised this data to be even more conservative. We reviewed hundreds and thousands of numbers—exhibit after exhibit‌After hours of meetings and lengthy discussion, our recommendation is not to sell.â€? Hefner said he has felt stonewalled by members of the council to talk about the issue with them. “I feel that I was sent on an exercise in futility,â€? Hefner said. “I felt that I was stonewalled in my attempt to meet with the full council recently. I ask nothing more than to be afforded the same privilege and opportunity that was respectfully granted to Illinois-American Water.â€? Many of the comments centered on the lack of communication felt by residents on the issue and many were confused why other options, at least publicly, are not being considered instead, including simply managing the system, which some in the audience contended might mean an increase to water rates on citizens. “If we could sit down, you may be able to sway me,â€? Bridgewater said. Bridgewater said when speaking with others, he had found little support in the city for selling. “I went door-to-door in our neighborhood, the

mayor’s neighborhood and mine, two years ago, and not one person was for selling it if you can keep it and run it as a business,â€? Bridgwater said. “We have sat on our hands. We know we need to raise the rates, but for over two years, we are just sitting here. We are not helping solve the problem, and we could’ve. We could’ve raised the rates, and from what I have seen now, we need to drastically raised the rates.â€? “I am for doing that. It is going to raise one way or another, but we have control of it if we keep it. When we get rid of it, if we do get rid of it, we no longer have control.â€? Currently, the city “breaks evenâ€? managing the water and sewer systems in the city, Kevin Stork city commissioner of accounts and finance, said. Hefner argued the system has just been mismanaged, but it can be corrected by the city. “It has been mismanaged for 20 years, and it won’t take much to turn it around,â€? Hefner said. â€œâ€ŚNow they need to invest more money in the infrastructure, but we can do that, and we can do it cheaper than IllinoisAmerican Water.â€? “Saving our water and sewer operation will not happen without some financial give up short term; however, after some early growing pains lasting possibly six to eight years, at this time, we should be well positioned for the next 50 years plus,â€? Hefner also said.

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The issue: The ADA sidewalk project is ongoing Our view: This project should garner more attention

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he update of Jerseyville’s sidewalks may not appear to many to be a significant achievement in the city’s history, but that perception needs to be challenged.

Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a relatively short history in comparison to other civil rights legislation. This is in stark contrast to the number of Americans living with a disability, which as of last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported to be 61 million. In other words, one in four Americans is living with a disability. The definition of a disability encompasses a range of impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. These are broadly placed into categories of mobility, cognition, hearing, vision, independent living and self-care disabilities. Over the course of one’s lifetime, it is almost guaranteed that you will experience or know someone with a disability. This is why projects like that in the city are so powerful and meaningful. These disabilities cannot be remedied with some improvements to the sidewalk corners, but for some like those with mobility-centric disabilities, these changes mean the world and alleviate an issue ever present when simply trying to walk from sidewalk to sidewalk. The project in Jerseyville is one of numerous Illinois Department of Transportation-led and funded ADA-compliant sidewalk projects across the state. The state made it a priority to tackle pedestrian accessibility. The project includes 14 intersecting roads along State Street, from Lott Street at JCHS, south to County Road. And while it may not be as glamorous as road resurfacing in Jerseyville, especially on State Street, it is one that should be taken into account. There should be a sense of pride and relief that Downtown Jerseyville, an area local leaders have been looking to bolster and one built for foot traffic, will have sidewalks that are accommodating to all Jersey County residents. Updating the city’s sidewalks is an enormous step in enabling wider access to areas and facilities that many take for granted. As you walk along these new sidewalks, take a moment and look at those details that make traveling possible for those with disabilities, such as the yellow, tactile paving or the gentle incline from road to sidewalk.

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Lucy Ames, her family led an interesting life L

ast week, our column introduced Lucy Semple Ames, the middle daughter of James and Mary Semple. This week, I want to share some more information about Lucy’s fascinating life. In June 1860, Lucy married pork-packing millionaire Edgar Ames at her parent’s home in Elsah. She was 23; he was 34. Edgar and Lucy lived a lavish lifestyle and socialized with St. Louis’ most prominent and wealthiest families. The fairytale lasted just seven years. Edgar died in 1867, leaving 30-year-old Lucy a millionaire with four children to raise. Soon after Edgar’s death, Lucy took the children, a governess, and a maid to Europe, where they remained for four years. They visited several Semple ancestral homes in Scotland, including Eliestoun and the Sempill castles. The children attended schools in France for two years, becoming proficient in French and the social arts and graces of the country. Lucy’s younger daughter, Mary, who was called Maime, kept a diary that provided fascinating insight into life in Paris. She noted that the putrid smell of the city required them to keep their windows closed at all times and that to make water from the Seine drinkable, wine was added. Bathing was expensive and difficult. When a bath was ordered, a copper tub was delivered via cart to the apartment and placed in a bedroom. A clean sheet was placed inside and boiling water poured into the tub. The Ames family had apartments in Paris and Berlin that served as their homes when they weren’t enjoying the mountain resorts of Switzerland, Austria or visiting other European countries. The children also attended German schools for two years, where they mastered the language and social customs. The Ames family enjoyed the best that the world had to offer. Lucy and her daughters’ dresses were made by the finest couturiers of Paris. Only two or three dresses could fit in a truck because of their volume, trains, artificial flowers, frills and ruffles. The family made multiple trips abroad, and each time they returned to St. Louis, they brought with them fine vintage European wines, fine linens, furniture and art. One St. Louis newspaper article described in detail two carriages they brought from Europe. During their initial trip to Europe, the Ames family celebrated a Christmas in St. Petersburg. Lucy and her family were introduced to Russian society via letters written by President Ulysses S. Grant. Ada, Lucy’s oldest daughter, a beautiful 17-yearold blonde, captivated the Russian city’s elite society and was dubbed the “American Pearl.” She and her mother attended the marriage of the Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna in 1879. In 1883, Ada married St. Louis businessman and philanthropist Henry S. Turner at Notch Cliff, her mother’s home in Elsah.

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Ada and Henry signed a prenuptial agreement that guaranteed she maintained control of the $500,000 in assets she brought to the marriage. Nearly 200 guests from St. Louis traveled upriver to Elsah via the Spread Eagle steamboat. Carriages awaited guests at Elsah Landing and carried them “up the hill over a fine, forested road, dotted with small, rustic bridges.” Rev. Father Meyer, president of Saint Louis University, performed the ceremony. The bay window of the home was canopied with evergreens and vines extended to the chandelier. The couple was wed beneath a bridal bell made of white rhododendrons, carnations, and roses. Five years later, Henry and Ada had a large sprawling estate, named Eliestoun, built near Notch Cliff. The estate was designed by East Coast architect Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, nephew of the famous American poet. The home still sits on the Principia College campus, A woman has created a fascinating blog based on five of Ada’s diaries. To learn more, visit adasempleamesturner.blogspot. com. Mamie’s diaries were published under the title, “She Wrote it All Down,” by Mary Ames Cushman. –––––––––––––––––––– Q Beth McGlasson is a history buff and vice president of the Jersey County Historical Society. This column originally appeared on the Jersey County Historical Society Facebook page.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Martin ‘Marty’ Varble

Martin “Marty” D. Varble, age 63, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. He was born in Jerseyville, Illinois, on June 29, 1956, to the late Irving and Beulah (Tinker) Varble. He married Jayne Jurkanin on October 11, 1980, she preceded him in death. Marty was an avid outdoorsman and was a big supporter of Ducks Unlimted. He is survived by his son, Timothy “Tim” Varble. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. Visitation was Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Gress, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin, IL. Funeral Service took

place Monday, December 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Gress, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin. Burial followed at Hardin City Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be made to Family Choice Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.gresskallalschaaf.com

Patrick Rowling

Patrick Lee Rowling, 56, died at 4:05 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Alton on October 14, 1963, one of four children born to Roy Lee and Jean (Mossman) Rowling. Pat was raised in Grafton, and was very proud of his hometown roots. He graduated in 1981 from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville, and chose to live and raise his family in Grafton, where he was surrounded by family and life long friends. Pat worked at Hawk Motor Company in Alton as an Operator and Team Leader for over 20 years, prior to the plants closing at which time he began working as a Maintenance Engineer at the St. Louis Science Center. He was a family man in every sense of the word, and cherished his wife and children. A very supportive father, he could be seen at every activity throughout his childrens lives, quietly supporting them in every aspect. He was well respected and his personality and sense of humor afforded him many friendships. Pat seldom missed a good time, but more importantly, was a friend that could also be counted on to be there through the hard times as well. He was overwhelmed and appreciative of the enormous amount of support shown not only to him, but to his family as well, during his illness. He married the former Tracy Ready on October 28, 1989 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grafton, and together they built a life that spanned 30 years of mar-

riage which blessed them with three children. Surviving are his mother, Jean Rowling of Grafton; his wife, Tracy Rowling of Grafton; a daughter and son in-law, Amanda and Luke Cronin of Jerseyville; two sons, Mark Rowling, and his fiance’ Cathryn Collopy of St. Louis, Mo., and Zachary “Zack” Rowling of Grafton; a sister, Donna Rowling Williams, and her husband, Kurt Enz of Grafton; two brothers and a sister in-law, Jeff Rowling of Jerseyville, and Tony and Melissa Rowling of Grafton; as well as his mother in-law and father inlaw, Paul and Wanda Watson of Grafton. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee Rowling. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grafton, with Father Martin Smith officiating. He was laid to rest in the Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or simply donating blood to the American Red Cross in Pat’s honor.

Ruby Vahle Ruby Mae Vahle, 75, died unexpectedly at 9:10 a.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at her home in Jerseyville. She was born on July 28, 1944, one of five children born to the late Harold Ernest and Bessie Gertrude (Liles) Arnold. A lifelong resident of Jerseyville, Ruby graduated with the class of 1962 from Jersey Community High School. She began her working career at Millers Mutual Insurance Company in Alton. Upon the birth of her first child from her marriage to Donald E Vahle, she chose to be a stay-at-home mom to their four daughters. Her loving and generous heart made her a perfect caregiver, and after her children had grown, she began babysitting for area families, something she truly enjoyed and carried out for over 25 years. Ruby was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing cards, watching Jeopardy, and was known to be playing multiple tablet games. Ruby loved cooking and surrounding herself with the company of friends and family. With her fresh baked bread being a staple of any gathering her friends and family. She had a deep love dedicated her life to her daughters and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that followed. While her passing will surely leave a void in their hearts, her legacy will remain alive in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved her. Surviving are four daugh-

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Mary Ann Pohlman Mary Ann Pohlman, 91, died at 8:42 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born on the family farm in Jersey County, Illinois on June 27, 1928, and was the oldest of two children born to John H. and Mary Mae (Shines) Pille. A Jersey County resident her entire life, Mary Ann graduated from Jersey Township High School in Jerseyville, and worked in her early years for the telephone company, which later became General Telephone. She married John Bernard “Buggs” Pohlman on Feb. 19, 1955 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and they soon began a life together that would include raising their large family with deep roots of love, faith and the importance of family. She and “Buggs” were blessed with 64 years of marriage prior to his death on April 30, 2019. For many years, Mary Ann chose to be a stay at home Mom, caring for her children, but as they grew older, she began working for Jersey Township. It would end up being a career that would span many years, as she retired at the age of 89 in October of 2017. Surviving are her seven children and their spouses, Michael & Eileen Pohlman of Mandeville, La., Kenny and Pam Pohlman,

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ters, Catherine (Clinton) Sandlian; Dawn Vahle; Sandra Vahle (Matt Walsh, companion) and Vicki (Larry) Welsh, all of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Lance and Kristin Gorin of Brighton; Tyler and Danielle Gorin of Alton; Amber and Matthew Wense of Alton; Megan and James Schmidt of Carrollton; Kyle Focken of New Orleans, LA; Thomas J. “T.J.” Griffin of Jerseyville; Jared and Carissa Vahle of Jerseyville and Ashton Ragsdale of Jerseyville; seven great-grandchildren, in addition to Baby Vahle due to arrive in June; a sister, Martha McCoy of Jerseyville and a brother, Joe Arnold of Downers Grove. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Holste and Doris Shaw. Memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Private inurnment will take place at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be given to the Jersey Community Hospital Foundation or to the Jerseyville Public Library.

Paul and Cory Pohlman, Steve and Brandi Pohlman, Mark Pohlman, Mary and Mike Nyberg, and Nancy and Mike Ferguson all of Jerseyville; 10 Grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother and sister in-law, John J. “Bud” and Shirley Pille of Jerseyville; as well as a sister in-law, Charlene Pohlman of Granite City. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Patrick J. Pohlman on Jan. 20, 1980. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a prayer service concluded the visitation at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Martin Smith officiating. Burial was at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.

William ‘Bill’ Eagleton William “Bill” Eagleton, 78, died at 11:27 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 on the land that he loved. Born Dec. 4, 1940 in Alton, Illinois, he was the son of the late Clifford and Evelyn (Shaw) Eagleton. He was an agriculture and science teacher for 30 years in the Alton public school system before retiring to the family farm. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alton. On Dec. 29, 1962 in Quincy, Illinois, he married the former Kareen D. Mosher. She survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Kathleen Seadler (David) of Springfield, Illinois; two sons, David Eagleton of Bethalto, Illinois and Timothy Eagleton (Jodie) of Alton; eight grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Eagleton (Carolina) of Chicago Heights, Illinois, and Lee Eagleton (Kathy) of Fieldon, Illinois; and three sisters, Dina Kahl (Darrell) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Marilyn Zabel of Willow Springs, Illinois and Mary Ryan of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Eagleton. A funeral mass was held Monday, Dec 2 at St. Paul’s

Joann R. Foiles 88, of Shipman, Illinois died Dec. 1, 2019, at her home. Visitation was Dec. 4, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Shipman. Funeral services began at 10 a.m. Dec. 5, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Lottes officiating. Burial followed in Shipman Cemetery. Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton, Illinois, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.andersonfamilyfuneral.com.

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Harry Preston Harry Bucklin “Buck” Preston, 78, died at 8:30 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019 at Evelyn’s House in Creve Couer, Missouri. He was born in Roodhouse, Illinois on August 11, 1941, and was one of five children born to Harry A. and Florence (Shipley) Preston. As a young boy, Buck grew up in Roodhouse, until following Rev. Harry Frazer to Jerseyville, where he graduated from Jersey Community High School. He would call Jerseyville home from that point on, and was employed in the construction trade his entire adult life. He began working in sales at Jersey Lumber in Jerseyville, and later at Buchheit’s Store. For a short time he ventured out onto his own, operating Preston Building and Remodeling, before deciding to go back into the retail world. He then began working in sales once again, this time with RP Lumber, working in numerous locations, but mainly Edwardsville and Jacksonville. He married the former Dorothy Faye Andrews on October 7, 1960 in Jerseyville, and the two shared 56 years of marriage before her death on January 30, 2017. Surviving are his three children and their spouses, Vicki and Paul Warren of Jerseyville, James and Connie Preston of Deltona, Florida, and Jason and Tricia Preston of Jerseyville; 11 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren; two sisters and a brother in-law, Juan-

ita “Jody” and Bob Bishop of Jerseyville and Daisy McCalister of Jacksonville; and two sisters in-law and brothers in-law, Elsie and Ronald Davenport of East Alton, and Jane and Kenneth Kitson of White Hall. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter in-law, Ashley Bradshaw; two sisters, Dorothy Inman and Delta Chapman; his father in-law and mother in-law, Louis and Lily Andrews; a brother in-law, James Andrews; and two sisters in-law, Shirley Andrews and Lily Mae Miller. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Clyde Shaw officiating. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, where he was a longtime and faithful member.

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Episcopal Church in Alton. Inurnment followed at the St. Paul’s officiated. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or the American Heart Association.

Marian M. Gwillim, 89, of Shipman, died Dec. 1, 2019, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Brighton. Funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2019, at the church, with Pas-

tor Don Letson, officiating. Burial will follow in Miles Station Cemetery. Anderson Family Funeral Home, in Brighton, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.andersonfamilyfuneral.com

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Jerseyville residents head downtown for some Christmas fun

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St. Francis Holy Ghost students preview their upcoming Christmas program Saturday.

Billy Lott of Dow takes a picture with Jerseyville’s official Santa Claus, also known as Steve Pegram.

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Rachel Meisner and CJ DeUel, 2, both of Jerseyville, pet ponies at the Downtown Country Christmas.

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Avery Bregenzer, 7, of Jerseyville get some help from Helen Gubser of the Presbyterian Church on his letter to Santa Saturday.

Miss Jersey County Sara Lamer and Little Miss Jersey County Mable Pohlman take a photo in front of the Downtown Country Christmas tree.

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Linda Dabbs of Jerseyville helps her grandsons, Alex Roberts, 9, and Mason Roberts, 11, with their letters to Santa at the Downtown Country Christmas.

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One of Santa’s helpful elves, Kennadi Bizaillion, 13, of Jerseyville, hands out candy to the kids Saturday after a visit with Santa.

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Santa’s helpers greet and wave on kids looking to tell Santa what they want for Christmas Saturday.

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The Downtown Country Christmas tree is shown in the reflection of a puddle Saturday. There was a slight drizzle throughout the day. Despite the gloomy weather, crowds still turned out albeit less than last year.

The Grinch made an appearance at the Downtown Country Christmas parade. Don’t worry though. This time, he was here to cheer and wave and not take decorations.

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Jason Savoie takes a picture of Matt and Lauren Savoie with little 1-year-old Nolan Savoie at the Downtown Country Christmas tree Saturday.

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Kids get destructive at the Downtown Country Christmas as they bump into one another.

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Jersey Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign kicks off The Jersey County Service Extension Unit of the Salvation Army kicked off their 46th annual Tree of Lights Campaign on the lawn of Jersey State Bank Friday, November 15. Richard Lott, Service Unit Chairman, welcomed the crowd Rev Larry Hayes Senior Adult Pastor at Jerseyville First Assembly opened with prayer. Chairman, Lott introduced the service unit board members including Donna Flynn (she is celebrating forty-four years of service to the unit), Janice Arnold, Rick Ealey, Judy Mozier, Ralph Lott, Mike and Mary Ferrari, Reverend Wilbur Cain, Steve Goetten, Kathy Hoyt, and Julie Goheen. Tammy Schaaf was also introduced as the new Food Pantry manager. Jack and Nan Stork will be this year’s Tree of Lights chair persons. They will be in charge of placing and collecting the kettles and will be Good Will Ambassadors for the Service Unit during the campaign. The goal for this year is $40,000. Thanks go out to churches, organizations, schools, Scout units, Jersey Community

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Honorary Star Lighters for the 46th annual Tree of Lights Campaign, a program of the Jersey County Service Extension Unit of the Salvation Army, stand for a photo. From left to right: Nathan Wittman, Felicia Bradshaw and Mel Wieland.

Hospital, merchants, media, and lots of individuals for support of the can drives, bell ringing, and donations. Bell ringing started Friday, Nov. 15 and will continue each Friday and Saturday until Saturday, Dec. 21 at Walmart, Sinclair Foods and Jerseyville Farm and Home Supply. During the campaign there will be a total of fortyeight, eleven hour shifts or 528 hours of bell ringing. Groups as well as individuals are needed to fill these slots. There are about ten full

days plus some partial days unfilled. Please call Richard Lott at 498-3166 or 946-2702 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. Mel Wieland and Felicia and Tracy Bradshaw children of the late Dr. Clyde and Virginia Wieland, lit the first star to symbolize the kickoff for the 2019 Tree of Lights campaign. The Wielands have been long-time supporters of

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Those associated with the Jersey County Service Extension Unit of the Salvation Army and others stand behind a sign marking the army’s Tree of Lights goal. From left to right: Richard Lott, Mark Schafer, Felicia Bradshaw, Nathan Wittman, Mary Ferrari, Dana Porter, Mel Wieland, Rodney Ridenbark, Jack and Nan Stork and Rev. Larry Hayes.

the Tree of Lights program. The Salvation Army in Jersey County has a threefold mission. One, is helping individuals meet emergency financial needs two, is helping clients with monthly food

orders, and three is hygiene packages (these include paper goods and cleaning supplies). A big thank you from Savlation Army locals go out to the community and citizens

for helping the local Service Extension Unit of The Salvation Army, “do the most good.” For questions about the program, call Richard Lott at 498-3166.


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Christmas Bazaar TRI-COUNTY will be part of JCBA REAL ESTATE TOUR Christmas event By KRIS SCHEFFEL Jersey County Journal On the sixth day of Christmas, visitors can find the perfect gift for the holidays. Part of the Jersey County Business Association’s 12 Days of Christmas, the Christmas Bazaar will be help on Saturday, Dec. 7 and proceeds will go towards the Jersey County Hospital (JCH) Ambulance Association who is organizing the event. The Bazaar, held at the JCH Wellness Center, will feature artists and craftsmen from across the region who will be selling their work. “A lot of them are doing Christmas crafts and stuff,� Nathan Bishop, event organizer, said. “You could compare it to a craft fair.� Bishop estimated there will be about 25 different vendors at the event. The Bazaar will also feature a basket raffle, an envelope lottery, food vendors and a bake sale. “I think we’ve already got about 20 baskets on hand,� Bishop said. “And more baskets are coming in.� Among the highlights

will be a visit from Santa, who will be available to visit and take photos for no cost. Visitors will also enjoy singing performances by local students. These performances include the St. Francis Holy Ghost Catholic School choir who will be singing Christmas carols at 7 p.m. This is the first year for the event, organized by the JCH Ambulance Association. The Association is part of the hospital’s nonprofit organization. In addition to raising funds for supplemental ambulance equipment, the group has also donated automatic external defibrillators to local schools and parks. “It was started and run by EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians),� Bishop said. “We get a lot of support from the businesses and hospital in this community... We’re a growing entity.� The Bazaar’s proceeds will help the Association’s growth and community outreach. The event will take place on Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the JCH Wellness Center.

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James Raymond Graham to Jessa Emmaline Hawkins, both of St. Louis, Mo. Kyle Andrew Kohne to Erin Elizabeth Crone, both of Arnold, Mo. Alex Jay Myers of Bethalto to Elizabeth Hope Ringhausen of Jerseyville. Brian Allen Kollmann to Chelsea Marie Sams, both of Grafton.

REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER, PLAINTIFF, VS. CATRINA D GARRIS A/K/A TRINA D GARRIS, DEFENDANTS. 2019CH33 313 EAST PRAIRIE STREET JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on November 14, 2019, Sheriff of Jersey County will on January 7, 2020, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, at 11:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Jersey, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufÂżFLHQWWRVDWLVI\VDLG-XGJPHQW TAX NO. 42-04-640-005-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 313 East Prairie Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: The Judgment amount was $57,160.52. Sale Terms: This is an “AS ISâ€? sale for “CASHâ€?. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV EDODQFH E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV ZLWKLQ  KRXUV NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. GARY N POWERS; KENNETH NEAL POWERS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JUANETTA M POWERS A/K/A JUANETTA POWERS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; CARSON MENGES, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, JUANETTA M POWERS, DEFENDANTS. 2018CH32 104 SOUTH LAFAYETTE STREET JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on September 13, 2019, Sheriff of Jersey County will on January 7, 2020, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, at 11:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Jersey, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufÂżFLHQWWRVDWLVI\VDLG-XGJPHQW TAX NO. 04-766-003-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 104 South Lafayette Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: Gray masonite, one story single family home, no garage The Judgment amount was $42,029.35. Sale Terms: This is an “AS ISâ€? sale for “CASHâ€?. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV EDODQFH E\ FHUWLÂżHGIXQGVZLWKLQKRXUV NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special

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IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF: COLLIN, CARSON, COLTON & CAELYN BRYANT Minor Children. Case No. 19-P-24 GUARDIANSHIP PUBLICATION NOTICE To: Unknown Parents GUARDIANSHIP NOTICESTATE OF ILLINOIS: Take QRWLFHWKDWWKHUHTXLVLWHDIÂżGDvit for publication having been ÂżOHGQRWLFHLVJLYHQ\RXWKDWD SHWLWLRQ KDV EHHQ ÂżOHG LQ WKH Seventh Judicial Circuit of JerVH\&RXQW\,OOLQRLVE\WKH3Htitioners, Barbara and Gordon Lucas, for a Petition for Guardianship of the above named minor children, and for other relief therein; and that action is FXUUHQWO\ SHQGLQJ 7KHUHIRUH XQOHVV\RXÂżOH\RXU5HVSRQVH WR WKH 3HWLWLRQ IRU 3OHQDU\ Guardianship of Minor ChilGUHQRURWKHUZLVHÂżOH\RXUDSpearance therein, in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of -HUVH\&RXQW\,OOLQRLVDW :HVW3HDUO6W-HUVH\YLOOH,Olinois on or before UG GD\ RI 'HFHPEHU , a default 2UGHUPD\EHHQWHUHGDJDLQVW \RXDWDQ\WLPHDIWHUWKDWGD\ and a Judgment entered in DFFRUGDQFHZLWKWKHSUD\HURI said Petition. 'DWHGWKLVQGGD\ RI1RYHPEHU Charles Huebener CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Scott W. Schultz $WWRUQH\DW/DZ (([FKDQJH6W -HUVH\YLOOH,/  11.27, 12.4, 12.11

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS In Probate IN RE THE ESTATE OF JAMES M. HUGHES DECEASED No. 2019-P-71

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS In Probate

CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of James M. Hughes, of 346 N. Market Street, Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois, who died on the 13th day of October, 2019. Letters RI 2IÂżFH ZHUH LVVXHG RQ November 13, 2019 to Jon Hughes, of 21684 Croxford Road, Grafton, Illinois 62037, whose attorney is Wittman and Lorton, P.C., 123 W. Pearl St., P.O. Box 190, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052. Notice has been given to all heirs and legatees named in the petition by mail and is being given by this publication to any other heirs and legatees unknown to the executor whose names or addresses are therefore not stated in the petition to appoint an executor, that an order was entered by the Court on November 13, 2019, appointing the above named independent executor, requiring notice and publication, was entered on that date. Notice is also given that any heir or legatee has the right as provided in section 5/6/21 of the Probate Act (Illinois Complied Statutes, Chapter  6HFWLRQ   WR ÂżOH D petition with the court within 42 days of the admission of the will to probate requiring proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence. In addition, any heir or legatee has the right under Section 5/8-1 of the above referenced Probate Act to contest the validity of WKHZLOOE\ÂżOLQJDSHWLWLRQZLWK the court within six (6) months after the admission of the will to probate. Claims against the estate PD\EHÂżOHGLQWKHRIÂżFHRIWKH Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Jerseyville Courthouse, Jerseyville, IL 62052, or with the representative or both, on or before June 3, 2020, and DQ\FODLPQRWÂżOHGZLWKLQWKDW period is barred. Copies of a FODLPÂżOHGZLWKWKH&OHUNPXVW be mailed or delivered to the executor and the attorney within ten (10) days after it KDVEHHQÂżOHG Laef N. Lorton, #6286745 Wittman and Lorton, P.C. Attorneys at Law 123 W. Pearl St. P.O. Box 190 Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-2167 laef.lorton@wittmanlortonlaw.com 11.27, 12.4, 12.11

IN RE THE ESTATE OF DIXIE LEE HARDWICK DECEASED No. 19-P-72 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Dixie Lee Hardwick, of 1201 Megan St., Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, who died on the 8th day of September,  /HWWHUV RI 2IÂżFH ZHUH issued on November 14, 2019 to William M. Elmore of 4017 North Cypress Drive, #204, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069, whose attorney is Wittman and Lorton, P.C., 123 W. Pearl St., P.O. Box 190, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052. Notice has been given to all heirs and legatees named in the petition by mail and is being given by this publication to any other heirs and legatees unknown to the executor whose names or addresses are therefore not stated in the petition to appoint an executor, that an order was entered by the Court on November 14, 2019, appointing the above named independent executor, requiring notice and publication, was entered on that date. Notice is also given that any heir or legatee has the right as provided in section 5/6/21 of the Probate Act (Illinois Complied Statutes, Chapter 755, 6HFWLRQ   WR ÂżOH D SHWLtion with the court within 42 days of the admission of the will to probate requiring proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence. In addition, any heir or legatee has the right under Section 5/8-1 of the above referenced Probate Act to contest the validity RI WKH ZLOO E\ ÂżOLQJ D SHWLWLRQ with the court within six (6) months after the admission of the will to probate. Claims against the estate PD\ EH ÂżOHG LQ WKH RIÂżFH RI the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Jerseyville Courthouse, Jerseyville, IL 62052, or with the representative or both, on or before May 28, 2020, DQG DQ\ FODLP QRW ÂżOHG ZLWKLQ that period is barred. Copies RI D FODLP ÂżOHG ZLWK WKH &OHUN must be mailed or delivered to the executor and the attorney within ten (10) days after it has EHHQÂżOHG Laef N. Lorton, #6286745 Wittman and Lorton, P.C. Attorneys at Law 123 W. Pearl St. P.O. Box 190 Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-2167 laef.lorton@wittmanlortonlaw.com 11.20, 11.27, 12.4

JERSEY COUNTY JOURNAL

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Jerseyville, Illinois

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE: Petition of BESNIK BEDZETI and XIXA ALIMI, 19 MR 92 NOTICE OF APPLICATION BY PUBLICATION Public notice is given that on January 13, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. We, BESNIK BEDZETI and XIXA ALIMI, husband and wife, and Co-Petitioners to a Petition for Name &KDQJH ÂżOHG LQ WKH DERYH listed cause on November 20, 2019, will present our petition in this court for the change of our names from BESNIK BEDZETI to BESNIK NICK BEXHETI, and from XIXA ALIMI to XIXA BEXHETI, pursuant to Illinois statute. Dated this 20th day of November, 2019 BESNIK BEDZETI and XIXA ALIMI By: /s/ Allison S. Lorton Allison S. Lorton, #6287442 Wittman & Lorton, P.C. 123 West Pearl Street P.O. Box 190 Jerseyville, Illinois 62052 (618) 498-2167 11.27, 12.4, 12.11

PUBLIC NOTICE Under Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986, Public Notice is hereby given that Chemical Emergency Response Plans, Material Safety Data Sheets, Chemical Inventory Forms, and any subsequent FollowUp Emergency Notices have EHHQ SODFHG RQ ÂżOH DW WKH UHspective County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency RIÂżFHVDW1RUWK:DVKLQJton, Jerseyville, IL, (618) 4985571 for Jersey County and PO Box 255, Hardin, IL, (618) 576-2600 for Calhoun County. Members of the public who wish to review said materials may do so during normal business hours by prior appointment with the respecWLYHRIÂżFH7KH/RFDO(PHUgency Planning Committee for Jersey & Calhoun Counties will meet on December 9, 2019 at 12 noon at the Jersey Community Hospital Meeting 5RRP7KH'HFHPEHUPHHWing will be a public forum to discuss the plan and address DQ\ FRPPHQWV  7KH /(3& meeting dates for 2020 are March 9, June 8, September 14 and December 14. Meetings will be held at various locations. Meeting locations will be determined in advance of the meeting date and published on the Meeting Agenda posted at the Jersey County Courthouse a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting. All meetings are open to the public. 12.4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. GARY N POWERS; KENNETH NEAL POWERS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JUANETTA M POWERS A/K/A JUANETTA POWERS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; CARSON MENGES, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, JUANETTA M POWERS, DEFENDANTS. 2018CH32 104 SOUTH LAFAYETTE STREET JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on September 13, 2019, Sheriff of Jersey County will on January 7, 2020, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, at 11:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Jersey, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as VKDOOEHVXIÂżFLHQWWRVDWLVI\VDLG Judgment: LOT NUMBERED THREE (3) IN BLOCK 26 OF LOTT AND DALEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ADDITION TO THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 04-766-003-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 104 South Lafayette Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: Gray masonite, one story single family home, no garage The Judgment amount was $42,029.35. Sale Terms: This is an â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? sale for â&#x20AC;&#x153;CASHâ&#x20AC;?. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV EDODQFH E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV ZLWKLQ  KRXUV NO REFUNDS.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS In the matter of the Petition for the Adoption of Kate E. Heitzig, a female child, No. 19-AD-8 ADOPTION NOTICE To: ELIZABETH P. PRICE Take notice that a Petition ZDVÂżOHGLQWKH&LUFXLW&RXUW RI -HUVH\  &RXQW\ ,OOLQRLV IRU the adoption of a child named KATE E. HEITZIG. 1RZ WKHUHIRUH XQOHVV \RX (/,=$%(7+ 3 35,&( ÂżOH \RXU DQVZHU WR WKH 3HWLWLRQ LQ VDLGVXLWRURWKHUZLVHÂżOH\RXU appearance therein, in the said &LUFXLW&RXUWRI-HUVH\&RXQW\ in the City of Jerseyville, IlOLQRLV RQ RU EHIRUH -DQXDU\ DGHIDXOWPD\EHHQWHUHG DJDLQVW \RX DW DQ\ WLPH DIWHU WKDW GD\ DQG D MXGJPHQW entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. Dated: 11/25/2019 /s/ Charles E. Huebner -HUVH\&RXQW\&LUFXLW&OHUN .ULVWLQH07XWWOH Wittman & Lorton, P.C. 123 West Pearl Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 618-498-2167 11.27, 12.4, 12.11

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Participate in Democracy. Read your Public Notices. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to conÂżUPDWLRQE\WKHFRXUW Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall reFHLYHD&HUWLÂżFDWHRI6DOHZKLFK will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after conÂżUPDWLRQRIWKHVDOH The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check WKHFRXUWÂżOHWRYHULI\DOOLQIRUPDtion. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http://ilforeclosuresales.mrpllc. com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312)  3OHDVH UHIHU WR ÂżOH 797 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I3138012 11.27, 12.4, 12.11

Advertisement For Proposal Competitive Sealed Proposals for The Grafton Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Addition. Each Proposer shall identify their sealed proposal by typing on the outside of the envelope: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grafton Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Addition. This project consists of constructing a 2,160 s.f. addition to the existing building. The construction type is 2x6 wood framing, wood trusses, metal roof panels and a combination of stone and siding. Additionally, there is Site Civil work as well as Mechanical and electrical work. The project site for: The Grafton Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Addition, Great River Road, Jersey County, Grafton, IL The work will be awarded under one supplier/vendor/construcWLRQÂżUP *HQHUDO&RQWUDFWRUVPD\REWDLQ  VHWRIGUDZLQJVDQGVSHFLÂżcations of Proposal Documents for a NON-REFUNDABLE cost of $25.00. Proposal documents will not be mailed. PROPOSAL COMPLIANCE: Proposal must comply with all Federal, State, County and local laws, including: The Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, (820 ILCS 130). Contractor shall not hire nor work by any LOOHJDODOLHQ&RQWUDFWRUZLOOEHUHTXLUHGWRIXUQLVK&HUWLÂżHG3D\UROOV to the Owner. It is the responsibility of each proposer to provide all information necessary to evaluate the Proposal under the following criteria. 1. Purchase price; 2. Reputation of the vendor and of the vendorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goods or services; 3. Quality of the vendorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goods or services; 4. Vendorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past relationship with the City of Grafton 5. Any other relevant factor(s) listed in the request for Proposals or Proposal.â&#x20AC;? Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Proposal and to waive irregularities or informalities as may be deemed in Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSAL A. The City of Grafton (hereinafter referred to as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ownerâ&#x20AC;?) invites COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSALS for construction. B. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: Sealed Proposals shall be submitted to: The City of Grafton 118 East Main Street Grafton, IL 62037 PROPOSAL SHALL BE SUBMITIED NO LATER THAN THE FOLLOWING TIME AND DATE: January 8, 2020 at 2:00p.m. 3ODQVDQGVSHFLÂżFDWLRQVVKDOOEHDYDLODEOHRQ'HFHPEHUWKH 11th 2019 at the City of Grafton 118 East Main street Grafton, ,/EHWZHHQWKHKRXUVRIDPDQGSPRQO\,WLVWKHRQO\ GDWHWKH\ZLOOEHDYDLODEOH ALL ENVELOPES CONTAINING PROPOSAL SHALL BE MARKED WITH â&#x20AC;&#x153;GRAFTON VISITOR CENTER ADDITIONâ&#x20AC;? LOCATION OF PROPOSAL OPENING: PROPOSAL will be privately opened on dates and at times indicated previously. Proposal openings will be at the following location: The City of Grafton, 118 East Main Street, Grafton, IL 62037 NO oral, telephonic, electronic mail or facsimile transmitted Proposal(s) will be considered. 12.4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER, PLAINTIFF, VS. CATRINA D GARRIS A/K/A TRINA D GARRIS, DEFENDANTS. 2019CH33 313 EAST PRAIRIE STREET JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on November 14, 2019, Sheriff of Jersey County will on January 7, 2020, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, at 11:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Jersey, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as VKDOOEHVXIÂżFLHQWWRVDWLVI\VDLG Judgment: LOT FIVE (5) IN H. 0. GOODRICHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SUBDIVISION OF LOT ONE (1) OF JOHNSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF JERSEYVILLE, ALL BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF JERSEY, STATE OF ILLINOIS, WITH PRIVILEGE OF AND SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS, RESERVATIONS, RIGHT OF WAY GRANTS, EXCEPTIONS, COVENANTS, AGREEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. TAX NO. 42-04-640-005-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 313 East Prairie Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: The Judgment amount was $57,160.52. Sale Terms: This is an â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? sale for â&#x20AC;&#x153;CASHâ&#x20AC;?. The successful bidder must deposit 10% GRZQ E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV EDODQFH E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV ZLWKLQ 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject

to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is IXUWKHU VXEMHFW WR FRQÂżUPDWLRQ by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall UHFHLYH D &HUWLÂżFDWH RI 6DOH which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate afWHUFRQÂżUPDWLRQRIWKHVDOH The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished WR FKHFN WKH FRXUW ÂżOH WR YHULI\ all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http://ilforeclosuresales. mrpllc.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. 3OHDVHUHIHUWRÂżOH PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I3138039 11.27, 12.4, 12.11


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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

JERSEY COUNTY JOURNAL

COURT/CLASSIFIEDS

Jerseyville, Illinois

Jersey County police and traffic The following police reports were filed between Nov. 15 through Nov. 29. These reports are public information and are obtained from the Jersey County Circuit Clerk’s office. All individuals have been arrested and charged, or cited in the case of traffic violations. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Nov. 15 through Nov. 21 The following individuals were charged with a felony: Young, Kevin L., dob 08-111971, possession of meth in amount less than 5 grams; driving on revoked/suspended license DUI/ SSS 3rd; possess drug paraphernalia. Morris, Regina A., dob 07-111963, possession of meth in amount less than 5 grams. Young, Ciara R., dob 04-201993, residential burglary; aid/abet. possess/sell stolen vehicle; theft/ unauthorized control in amount less than $500. The following individuals were charged with a misdemeanor: Schaaf, Matthew D., dob 12-301992, battery/cause bodily harm. Henderson, Justin D., dob 03-051985, violate order protection. Hartley, Brendan D., dob 09-212000, criminal damage to property in amount less than $500; resist police officer/corrections employee/firefighter; consumption of liquor/minor; possess drug paraphernalia. Wood, Tobias J., dob 08-091990, resist police officer/correction employee/firefighter. Currie, Karla K., dob 06-12-1965, possess firearm FOID expired. Ramirez, Jennifer L., dob 05-111968, guardian allows child truancy. The following individuals were charged with DUI: Willis, Zachary D., dob 06-251991, driving under the influence of alcohol. Jaggie, Timothy N., dob 11-291991, DUI alcohol/intoxicating compound/drug. Eberlin, Alexis M., dob 10-141995, driving under the influence of alcohol. The following individuals were charged with ordinance violations:

Bush, Henry D., dob 08-23-1971, animals at large. Hillman, James G., dob 05-191989, possession of drug paraphernalia. Hillig, Brandi M., dob 03-171980, possession of drug paraphernalia. Boan, Dalton M., dob 05-251997, careless driving. The following individuals were charged with traffic violations: Morris, Regina A., dob 07-111963, registration expiration/1st and 2nd; operate uninsured motor vehicle. Willis, Zachary D., dob 06-251991, leaving the scene; improper traffic lane usage; operate uninsured motor vehicle; operate uninsured motor vehicle; transport/ carry alcohol liquor/driver. Jaggie, Timothy N., dob 11-291991, disregard stop sign. Eberlin, Alexis M., dob 10-141995, improper traffic lane usage; transport/carry alcohol liquor/driver. Seper, Christian L., dob 12-231995, registration expiration/1st and 2nd. Kirby, Preston M., dob 09-041983, driving on suspended license. Peck, Wilbur J., dob 02-11-1987, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Maguire, Tabitha S., dob 06-072002, speeding 35+ mph over limit. Hagen, Nicole R., dob 02-161977, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Gotter, Micah J., dob 01-221979, driving 21-25 mph above limit; operate uninsured motor vehicle. Porter, Nealy Morgan, dob 04-24-2000, fail to reduce speed. Maguire, Evan A., dob 09-261982, improper turn signal; driving on revoked license; operate uninsured motor vehicle. Hill, Robert J., dob 08-25-1987, unlicensed. Reef, Caleb P., dob 11-25-1995, leaving the scene; fail to reduce speed. Elder, Jacob C., dob 12-06-1983, speeding 35+ mph over limit. Hipskind, John T., dob 11-081979, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Atteberry, Jesse A., dob 01-251999, fail to reduce speed; operate

uninsured motor vehicle. Lewis, Ashley N., dob 01-041987, registration expiration/1st and 2nd; operate uninsured motor vehicle. Roth, Gerald J., dob 12-14-1959, fail to reduce speed. Deverger, Zachary J., dob 08-151987, driving on suspended license. Ealey, Joshua W., dob 03-271979, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Vancil, Ryan M., dob 12-201985, driving on suspended license; operate uninsured motor vehicle. Kuehnel, Melissa S., dob 08-251982, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Holmes, Lincoln W., dob 11-101979, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Myers, Grace A., dob 01-292003, speeding 26-34 mph over limit. Daniels, Katie L., dob 10-021987, unlawful possession medical cannabis/driver. Ervin, Brandon K., dob 12-221986, registration expiration/1st and 2nd. Hermann, Christy L., dob 02-051959, fail to reduce speed; leaving the scene. Adams, Nicholas S., dob 06-031982, fail to reduce speed. Brandon, Kelsey J., dob 12-051996, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Koenig, Austin, dob 03-30-2000, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Struif, Melissa A., dob 07-261977, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Jackson, Rachael E., dob 07-152002, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Callahan, Angel A. M., dob 04-05-1997, seat belt required/ driver. Nov. 22 through Nov. 29 The following individuals were charged with a felony: Peterson, Tamara Dee, dob 01-02-1975, possession of meth in amount less than 5 grams; possession of drug paraphernalia. Maguire, Evan A., dob 09-261982, driving revoked/suspended license DUI/SSS third. Green, Malinda M., dob 12-131981, possession of meth in amount less than five grams; possession of

erty in amount less than $500 and disorderly conduct were dismissed. Nov. 22 through Nov. 29 Felonies: Fletcher, Brian Matthew, dob 06-10-1986, a charge of possession amount of controlled substance was dismissed; found guilty on a charge of manufacture/ poss/possess adulterants; 3 years, 6 months department of corrections; $649 costs only. Hill, Roy J., dob 08-271969, found guilty on a charge of possession of meth in amount less than 5 grams; 2 years department of corrections; $2,215 costs only; found guilty on a charge of driving revoked/suspended license DUI/SSS third; 2 years department of corrections; $696.41 costs only; restitution. Johnson, Jered L., dob 07-17-1988, charges of other amount of narcotic schedule I and II and meth delivery in amount less than 5 grams were dismissed. Wahls, Russell Ray, dob 03-28-1969, found guilty on a charge of possession of meth in amount less than 5 grams; 2 years probation; $500 fine; a charge of criminal trespass to land was dismissed. Wallace, Kyle E., dob 01-30-1986, found guilty on a charge of felony possession/use of weapon/ firearm; 2 years department of corrections; $549 costs only. Misdemeanors: Bushrow, Joseph A., dob 05-13-1962, a charge of escape of Misd. from penal institution was dismissed. Gunning, Candance R.H., dob 06-27-1981, a charge of theft control intent in amount less than $500 was dismissed. Hill, Roy J., dob 08-271969, found guilty on a charge of violate order protection; fine; found guilty on a charge of bad checks/obtain control of property; fine; a charge of retail theft/dispossession of merchandise in amount less than $300 was dismissed.

Gettings, Eric L., dob 01-111969, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Baumgartner, Sydney L., dob 04-09-2003, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Dorris, Allen E., dob 03-31-1976, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Boehmke, Joshua A., dob 11-161982, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Brockway, Jessica R., dob 02-221990, speeding 26-34 mph over limit. Turner, Julian L.J., dob 11-082002, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Thompson, Blake I., dob 09-251990, seat belt required/passenger. Bearce, Thomas F., Jr., dob 11-10-1970, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Porter, Morgan C., dob 12-271996, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Lewis, Blake R., dob 12-29-1995, driving on suspended license; operate motor vehicle registration/suspended; operate uninsured motor vehicle. Green, Malinda M., dob 12-131981, disregard official trafficcontrol device; operate uninsured motor vehicle; driving on suspended license. Cannon, Kristen R., dob 03-272003, improper left turn/on-coming traffic. Damron, Megan D., dob 11-161995, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Ryan, Rebecca M., dob 07-161991, fail to reduce speed. Seets, Trever M., dob 11-022001, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Casselman, Zachary G., dob 12-22-1986, electronic communications device; operate uninsured motor vehicle. Kelly, Aimee S., dob 11-22-1976, driving 15-20 mph above limit. McAnulty, William J., dob 07-22-1985, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Has your charge been amended, reduced or dropped or have you been found not guilty? Email jcjnews@campbellpublications.net to be considered for a status update on your court proceeding. Please include name and case number.

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Dispositions Nov. 15 through Nov. 21 Felonies: Dearmin, Amber D, dob 07-07-1986, death suggested/cause abated on charges of driving revoked/suspended DUI/SSS 4-9 and possession of controlled substance penal institution. Farek, Jason M., dob 09-01-1980, a charge of possess amount of controlled substance was dismissed; found guilty on a charge of driving revoked/ suspended DUI/SSS 2nd; 1 year Department of Corrections; $500 costs only. Herrin, Robert D., III, dob 10-24-1983, found guilty on a charge of aggravated battery/great bodily harm; 2 years conditional discharge; $400 fine; 22 days credit time served. Skinner, Kayla L., dob 09-17-2018, found guilty on a charge of possession of meth in amount less than 5 grams; 2 years probation; $182 fine; drug treatment; revoke/vacate/ probation; 8 years Department of Corrections; $702 costs only. Misdemeanors: Baumgartner, George D., dob 09-23-1953, judgement was withheld on a charge of disorderly conduct; 6 months supervision; $300 fine. Blaine, Taylor L., dob 04-11-1997, judgement was withheld on a charge of retail theft/dispossession of merchandise in amount less than $300; 1 year supervision; $300 fine. Lockhart, Tyler D., dob 10-27-1994, found guilty on a charge of domestic battery/bodily harm; 1 year conditional discharge; $300 costs only. Pace, Roger E. Jr., dob 01-24-1986, found guilty on a charge of violate order protection; 1 year conditional discharge; $300 fine; 14 days jail. Walker, Amber L., dob 10-22-1989, found guilty on a charge of possess cannabis in amount between 30 to 100 grams; 1 year conditional discharge; $300 fine. Widman, Schon D., dob 02-16-1996, charges of criminal damage to prop-

drug paraphernalia. Richey, Brent H., dob 07-231990, possession of meth in amount less than 5 grams; possession amount of controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia. The following individuals were charged with a misdemeanor: Kirby, Nathaniel W., dob 09-152000, domestic battery/bodily harm. Smith, Jacob, dob 01-06-1982, resist police officer/corrections employee/firefighter. Denton, Bethany D., dob 03-271979, battery/cause bodily harm. McClintock, Alex J., dob 11-011993, violate order protection. Choat, Stephanie N., dob 07-281986, retail theft/dispossession of merchandise in amount less than $300. Francis, Travis W., dob 05-291984, assault. The following individuals were charged with an ordinance violation: Hartley, Brendan D., dob 09-212000, possession of drug paraphernalia. Wayt, Sean M., dob 10-09-1992, unlawful possession of cannabis. The following individuals were charged with a traffic violations: Spencer, Bradley S., dob 08-221977, operate uninsured motor vehicle; driving on suspended license. Strebel, Jake M., dob 06-171999, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Pirtle, Lucas B., dob 08-07-1995, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Gent, Kimberly N., dob 08-021978, driving on suspended license. Witt, Craig M., dob 10-21-1981, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Rich, Nathan D., dob 10-131984, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Motley, Jason Wayne A., dob 05-01-1999, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Barr, Danny W., dob 09-10-1950, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Schwartz, Victoria L., dob 11-211955, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Price, Jason A., dob 12-01-1976, driving 21-25 mph above limit. Reiter, Josh M., dob 08-25-1993, speeding 26-34 mph over limit.

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Monday through Friday, Dec. 2-13: Jersey County Business Association’s annual 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Shopping Adventure. Stop by a participating JCBA member businesses. Get a special card punched by at least 22 of the 32 participating businesses during the 12 day event and qualify for a grand prize drawing. All 32 punches enter participant a second time into the grand prize drawing. Saturday, Dec. 7: Home for the Holidays House Tour, noon- 4 p.m., located at 26 LaSalle St. in Elsah. Participants taken on tour of selected private residences in Elsah decorated for the holidays. The homes on the tour generally were constructed in the mid-19th century, often with the stone from the local quarry. Musical entertainment will take place in both churches in the village. Horse and carriage rides are available and included in the cost of the ticket. Those interested in more info can call 618-374-2626 Saturday, Dec. 7: Santa’s Chocolate Express, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., along Downtown Grafton. Participants will be able to hop on the shuttle and travel down Grafton’s Main Street. Stop in to local shops to sample chocolatey holiday treats and shop the sales. Carolers will be present. Meet Santa Claus at The Grove Memorial Park. Saturday, Dec. 7: 10 am - Grinch Christmas Party at Jerseyville Library, 10 a.m., ages kindergarten through grade 5. Make an ornament and play some Grinch-themed games. Saturday, Dec. 7: Ambulance Christmas Bazaar, 4-8 p.m., JCH Wellness Center in Jerseyville. Shopping, Santa, baked goods and live entertainment. Tuesday, Dec. 10: Holiday-style Ukulele Jam Session at Jerseyville Library, 6:30 p.m. Bring ukulele and join in playing/singing holiday favorites. Tuesday, Dec. 10: Annual Cookie Exchange at Jerseyville Library, 7 p.m., Bring three dozen of best cookies or candy, along with the recipe and an empty container for exchanging. They will be sampled and a winner will be chosen. Saturday, Dec. 14: 25th Annual Cookie Walk & Craft Bazaar at Hope Lutheran Church, 9-11 a.m., 1009 N State St. in Jerseyville. Saturday, Dec. 14: Santa Visit with the Children, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., located at the Elsah Township Community Center at 14690 Fessler Road, Dow; visitors are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Jersey Township Food Bank; goodie bags for the children will be given out. More information is available from the Township supervisor at 618-466-1707. Saturday, Dec. 14: JCH Wellness Center Santa Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m., 412 Maple Summit Road in Jerseyville. Saturday, Dec. 14: First Presbyterian Church Cookie Walk, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 400 S State St. Saturday, Dec. 14: Jerseyville Library Holly

Jolly Bubble Party, 10 a.m., ages toddler to grade 5. The Bubble Bus will be outside for an hour. Hot chocolate inside. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Jerseyville. Sunday, Dec. 15: Grafton American Legion Visit with Santa, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15: A Very Critter Christmas, 1-4 p.m., TreeHouse Wildlife Center, 23956 Green Acres Road in Dow. For more info, call (618) 466-2990. Wednesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Feast at Pere Marquette Lodge, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13653 Lodge Blvd. in Grafton. Made-toorder omelets, carving stations, traditional and unique selection of side dishes, salads and dessert, including a banana’s foster station. Reservations are accepted for parties of six or more. Wednesday, Dec. 25: Olive Branch Cafe Free Christmas Day Meal, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. dining on site. Turkey dressing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy. Deliveries to homebound only from 9-11 a.m. To order, call 618-5819998 Dec. 1-20 only. Santa will be on site 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ONGOING: Bingo night: Food and drink available, doors open at 5 p.m. bingo at 6:30 p.m, every Thursday at the Alton Woodriver Sportsman Club, 3109 Godfrey Rd. Chess Club meetings: Every Tuesday the Jersey County Chess Club meets at First Baptist Church from 6-9 p.m. Riverbend Toast Masters meetings: develop public speaking and leadership skills, 5:30 p.m., Lewis and Clark Community College Science building, Room 115, first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to all. Monthly grief support group: St. John’s UCC in Brighton offers a monthly grief support group on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information call 618-372-3737. In-House Exercise: Every Wednesday, 11 a.m., free exercise class at the Jerseyville Senior Citizens Center. Prairie Union Quilt Guild: Jerseyville Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Meets third Monday of each month. Jersey County Street Machine Association: nonprofit club with members who enjoy show cars. To join call Jeff Dixon at 618-407-6270. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): 5 p.m. weigh in, 5:30-6 p.m. meeting every Thursday, Jersey Community Hospital, classroom by cafeteria. Call Carol at 618-535-7981. St. John’s UCC Church in Brighton: yoga classes on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. Certified Yoga instructor, Danette Watt, is leading the classes. Sessions are held at St. John’s UCC church at 216 N St. in Brighton. We are a handicap accessible event open to all who are interested. Call the church for questions at 618-372-3737.

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Santa’s Chocolate Express coming to Grafton Grafton’s annual holiday chocolate festival, Santa’s Chocolate Express will come to town on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Santa’s Chocolate Express is an opportunity for everyone in the family to enjoy this city-wide holiday experience. Participants will visit local businesses to collect a variety of chocolates, enjoy caroling on the downtown streets, take a horse drawn trolley ride and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Grove Memorial Park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Strollers can take in views of the majestic bluffs and the Illinois River as they enjoy the surrounding holiday celebration. Participants will have the opportunity to tour Grafton’s lodging and guest houses. Ticket holders will be invited to register to win a free overnight stay at one of those guest houses. “Santa’s Chocolate Express captures the full spirit of the holidays throughout the town,” Grafton Chamber President Janey Brummett said. “This is a great way to celebrate in style for children and adults alike, including the collection of irresistible chocolates as you make your way through

town and finish up with a chance to see Santa Claus.” New to this year’s event is the horse drawn trolley ride provided by Pere Marquette Stables. Santa’s Chocolate Express will begin at Drifter’s Restaurant on the west end of Main Street. Tickets are required for this event and include free shuttle service, a complimentary treat at each participating business, specials and discounts at Grafton businesses and a holiday shopping bag with a small selection of chocolates and a holiday wine glass. With seven designated shuttle stops, “express riders” will experience a variety of shops, eateries, and scenic views throughout town. Many businesses will be offering specials and discounts, giving riders and strollers a chance for some Christmas shopping or a special holiday meal. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Advance tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.graftonilchamber.com/chocolate-express. Children 12 and under are $10.

Illinois Valley Senior Citizens menu Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. prior to the day you wish to eat. If you have made reservations and cannot attend, please notify the center at (618) 498-3483. Whole wheat bread served daily except as noted (*). 2 percent milk served daily. Monday, Dec. 9: Polish sausage with kraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, brussel sprouts, peaches, pudding. Tuesday, Dec. 10: Pepper steak, red skin mashed potatoes, butter beans, apricots, cherry Jell-O

salad. Wednesday, Dec. 11: Goulash, garlic bread*, spinach salad, tropical fruit, Jello with whipped topping. Thursday, Dec. 12: BBQ pulled pork on bun*, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, cinnamon applesauce, cookies. Friday, Dec. 13: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, lima beans, plums, dessert bar. Menu subject to change based on product availability. Call local center to learn about events and activities.

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News items from the pages of Jersey County Journal 5 Years Ago Dec. 3, 2014 The local Angel Tree program is facing extra challenges this year as Christmas approaches. Not only is the program on pace to have more children in need than ever, but the amount of local support has taken a blow, as well. Janice Arnold, Angel Tree coordinator, said the number of children signed up for the program was hovering around 650 as of Tuesday afternoon. Last year, only around 600 children participated. With the dissolving of the Elks club earlier this year, the Angel Tree program lost one of its biggest contributors. Arnold said there are many ways to help Angel Tree without spending any money. She said volunteers are needed to help manage the program’s inventory, wrap

presents and assist with the Angel Tree party Dec. 13 at Jerseyville First Baptist Church. Ending a four-year tenure as a member of the Jersey County Board, Jeff Ferguson announced his resignation from the public body with a letter during a meeting Monday morning. Ferguson said he had been weighing the decision to resign since July when he was promoted at his job at Scott Air Force Base from operations engineer and subject matter expert for the asynchronous transfer mode to a new role with Lockheed Martin on a operations support cell for airborne intelligence. Ferguson said holding county board members accountable for their actions and exposing some of the problems of the government at the county level are accomplishments of which he is proud.

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JCHS Football, Soccer reach Paw Power goal For the 2019 fall season, Jersey State Bank (JSB) partnered with the JCHS varsity football and varsity boys soccer team to reward the boys for their hard work and dedication. JSB awarded $4 for every point football scored during home games up to a maximum of $500. JSB also awarded $20 for every goal boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer scored up to a maximum of $500. We had banners tracking the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress along with posts on JSBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook and Twitter pages. All proceeds from the campaign were awarded to the PAC and the

teams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jersey State Bank had a great time working with the teams this season, and we are very proud of their successâ&#x20AC;? Laura Stemm, Marketing Manager at Jersey State Bank, said. JSB calls on locals to look for the next Paw Power promotion during the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball season. Jersey State Bank is the only locally owned bank in Jersey County and has two offices to serve its customers in Jerseyville and Grafton.

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Jersey Community High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lauren Brown has signed with Kaskaskia College. Brown will be playing softball for Kaskaskia College in Centralia. Brown poses with her parents, coach, teammates and friends during her signing. Back Row, left to right: Grace Sharich, Clare Beemer, Grace Myers, Leah Link, JCHS Softball Assistant Coach Julie Muenstermann, Emma Plasmeier, Ryleigh Jones, Shelby Koenig and Sydney Gillis. Front Row, left to right: Angie Brown (mother) Lauren Brown, Greg Brown (father), Sally Hudson and Clare Breden.

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Members of the JCHS Football team stand holding a check for $440 garnered from the Paw Power promotion in partnership with Jersey State Bank.

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Jersey Community High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Katelyn Krueger has signed with the Lincoln Trail College to play soccer. She is supported by her teammates and coach who stand with her during her signing. Back row, left to right: Chloe Whited, Brooklyn Winters, Kyleigh Stellhorn, Jade Witt, Elizabeth Stidd, Morgan Margherio, Kirsten Cannon, Carlie Turner and Elli Sullivan. Middle Row, left to right: Gracie Pohlman, Sally Hudson and Boston Talley. Front Row, left to right: Coach Brad Kimble and Katelyn Krueger.

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