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Council ponders payments options of $2 million loan for sewer plant By BOB CROSSEN Jersey County Journal The Jerseyville City Council and public Tuesday night mulled how the city intends to pay back a $2 million loan to pay contractors who built the new water plant southwest of town. The council approved to put the loan proposal out for public inspection for two weeks before approving it at its next council meeting. “Construction is done,” Bill Russell, public health and safety commissioner, said. “This is for payment to contractors for the final portion of the total amount of the contract which is $20.7 million.” The $2 million loan would come from Jersey State Bank at an interest rate of 2.375 over the course of a five-year term. He said the city issued $18.5 million in bonds to Contegra construction – which it will pay back over a 40-year period – when it began the process because it got a better rate on the bond at that time. The council knew the total cost of the project was greater than the bond at the time, and it planned to borrow money for the final payments necessary to pay workers for the plant. Business owner Rob Hig-

gins and resident Pam Sanford raised a number of questions about how the city intends to pay back the $2 million loan from Jersey State Bank, worrying that regular payments on it may not be sustainable with revenue in the water fund. Russell said the loan must be paid back through the water and sewer fund. Russell presented what he felt was the best proposal Tuesday. He will work with accounts and finances commissioner Yvonne Hartmann to ensure the city can make the quarterly payments of approximately $105,000 before the council addresses the issue at its next regular meeting. “My biggest concern is that we’re going to generate enough revenue through the water and sewer fund to make these quarterly payments,” Hartmann said. City attorney George Wittman said the city must also take into account statute which forbids a city from borrowing more than 8.625 percent – including existing debts other than bonded debt – of the assessed value of all taxable property in the city. Hartmann said that may be a serious issue with which the city must contend. Higgins questioned what the (See, council, A2)

Another home lost in Dow By ROBERT LYONS Jersey County Journal A home in Dow was destroyed by fire last week as the owner attempted to thaw frozen pipes. According to QEM Fire Chief Gerry New, the home on Alva Street was a total loss and two garages – one at the home and one at a vacant residence next door – were damaged. Though the chief was not on the scene, New said the homeowner was reported present at the time of the fire, which was called in around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. “He got out with no injuries, I know that,” New said. Firefighters from Brighton and Godfrey also assisted on the fire. New said the fire was accidental, and there is no suspicion of foul play. “Officially, it is going to probably remain undetermined,” he said. “What I think happened is he had an external heater to thaw out the pipes and that caught fire. That’s what I was told had happened.” The incident marks the fourth home in the QEM Fire Protection (See, fire, A2)


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Grafton closer to needed improvements By BOB CROSSEN Jersey County Journal The city of Grafton is trying to address the need for a bike path and infrastructure improvements. The Grafton City Council reviewed engineering reports for two sewer system improvements in the riverside town during its regular meeting Feb. 11. Bob Massa, project engineer for Juneau and Associates, the engineering firm responsible for the reports, said the sewer line along Second Street is in need of replacement. “It’s the force main that serves the marina lift station that pumps to the east to the gravity sewer,” Massa said. “It’s in the vicinity of the new bike trail.” The line runs from The Loading Dock west to the Hawg Pit, and needs to be completed to continue work on the bike path. If all goes well with Illinois Department of Transportation, Massa said the bike trail could be opened later this year. Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson said he will work with the city council to get the work done this spring so the bike trail can move forward, enticing bicyclers to the area when the trail is complete. “They’re way past due being needed

to replace it, so it has to be a priority,” Thompson said. “We could get in trouble with the [Environmental Protection Agency] if we don’t do something.” Thompson said the Second Street sewer project will cost around $60,000

“They’re way past due being needed to replace it, so it has to be a priority. We could get in trouble with the [Environmental Protection Agency] if we don’t do something.”

Tom Thompson Grafton mayor to complete, and will be paid with tax increment financing (TIF) funds because the project is located in the city’s TIF district, which expires in 2017 with taxes payable in 2018. Infrastructure work qualifies for usage of those funds. The city’s planning commission has

worked to create a running list of infrastructure improvements to complete before the TIF district’s expiration, with water line and sewer line upgrades seeking the highest priority. The mayor said the Second Street sewer line is more than 40 years old. The engineering design plans for the project have been completed, Massa said, but must be approved by some government agencies before work can begin. “When you change out a force main, you need to get that permitted through the [EPA],” Massa said. “That’s been submitted to the EPA for approval.” He said the other sewer project is in relation to a line on Cedar Street for which Juneau and Associates created a study to determine what was causing backups in flow through the system. The project engineer said the study also offered some alternatives for repair of the project, which Thompson said could cost around $500,000. “Our recommendation is to replace the failed sewer,” Massa said. He said the firm will wait for the city council’s decisions on the project before moving forward. A timeline for the work needed on Cedar Street is unclear at this early stage.

Freeze wipes out Calhoun peach crops

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Kyle Mueller dances with his daughter, Kadie, as music plays at the Daddy Daughter Dance Feb. 14 in Jerseyville. More than 180 people attended the event on Valentine's Day, and tickets for Saturday were sold out. Attendees were treated with a dinner followed by dancing as well as bingo, crafts and a cake walk. C




By BOB CROSSEN Jersey County Journal Fanatics of Calhoun County peaches may not get their fix this year as the constant freezing weather killed the buds of peach trees throughout the fruit-producing county. Tom Ringhausen, orchard owner, said he has already filed an insurance claim for his peach crop, which he has deemed a total loss. He took branches from some of the trees inside where he put them in jars of water, expecting the buds to bloom. Some did, but others failed to even open. “For the most part, the peaches are history,” Ringhausen said. “If you got a spray, you’ll never get your money back out of your spray, so I’m calling it a total loss.” Peaches are a major contributor to the spring and summer economy of Calhoun County, so much so that the Farm Bureau began talks of creating a trademark for county growers so the Calhoun name would not be used to sell peaches from elsewhere. Though Calhoun was once associated with apples, the apple businesses moved out west to Washington as the local growers started planting specialty fruits like the peach. According to the United

States Department of Agriculture Census of Agriculture, from 1997 to 2002, the acreage of peach farms in the county grew from 560 to 789. Though

“For the most part, the peaches are history. If you got a spray, you’ll never get your money back out of your spray, so I’m calling it a total loss.”

Tom Ringhausen Orchard owner

the acreage of farms fell from 2002 to 2007, Calhoun peaches have become a staple for spring and summer in the region. The drop in acreage is due in part to farmers cutting back on the number of trees to more easily manage the stone fruit, and cut down on costs like the sprays used to protect the fruit from insects and other pests. Normally Ringhausen would begin spraying the crop to keep pests away, but so few of the trees are expected to bear fruit (See, peAcheS, A2)


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Fire (Continued from A1) District that has been lost to fire since December. New said a commonality in the cause of the fires is residents’ efforts to battle the intense cold temperatures that have plagued the area.

“A lot of them have been using heat lamps and things, trying to keep pets warm,” he said. “People need to be very careful with what they’re doing.” Between fires and other emergencies, New said his department has

already received more than 60 calls this year, which is well above average. As temperatures begin to warm, he believes the calls will slow down. “I think us and every other department in the area will be relieved [when winter’s over],” he said.

Council (Continued from A1) city will do if it cannot make the quarterly payments. “The work’s been done. The contractors have done the work, those people need paid,” Higgins said. Some subcontractors are already dealing with delayed pay, and Sanford said she had heard some subcontractors had’t been paid since July. Russell said some of the pay-

ments are late, but none have been waiting for more than three months for payment. He said the general contractor was given money to pay the subcontractors, noting the general contractor did not take any of that money. Russell said the council will have to discuss how it will move forward to pay the contractors who have worked on the project if it cannot

afford to pay back the loan. It is unclear what alternatives the city may consider, but Russell said the city does not want to raise water bills to pay the debt. In other business, the city approved the installation of four street lights along Witt Mill Road. The council also approved the minutes of the previous meeting and the bills.

Peaches (Continued from A1) this year that use of the spray would be wasted. He said most of his livelihood is invested into his peach crops, noting apple trees have weathered the storms better than the peach tress. “The apples are all right. I’m still pruning them,” Ringhausen said. “We’re still going to prune the peaches and we’re going to use weed spray on them.” Looking forward to next year’s crop, Ringhausen said it is too far out to gauge whether the snow storms and cold weather this year will recur next year, imposing a similar problem for growers in the county. Ringhausen isn’t the only orchard owner in Calhoun whose peach buds have been snuffed out by the cold. Yvonne Macauley said she won’t have peaches this year, either. Ken Johnson, horticulture educator for the University of Illinois Extension, said buds begin dying off when the temperatures dip beneath 13 degrees, noting the lower the temperature the more damage the bud incurs. He said even if some of the buds survive the cold, it is likely the damage from the freezing temperatures will result in failure to produce fruit as it could harm parts of the plant involved in the fertilization process. “Those people that are getting buds to open, flower buds, they won’t really know until the spring [if fruit will grow],” Johnson said.

Johnson said some of the peach-growing counties in southern Illinois haven’t had the damage that Calhoun has witnessed, and will likely still produce a commercial crop, albeit smaller than usual. Macauley and Ringhausen said it is not rare for an entire crop to be wiped out by cold weather, noting there were three such incidents from 1982 to 1990. Macauley said Calhoun was overdue for a wipe on its peach crop. “We’ve been lucky,” Macauley said. “I bet it’s been about 10 years since we had a wipe out. Normally, it would be a cycle of every three to four years you could expect one. And then we got this long stretch of no freeze outs.” She said the destruction of this year’s crop may be good for future ones so the trees can catch up on nutrients. Johnson said the trees may hold on to those nutrients because the energy normally expended in creating flowers and fruit will not be spent this year. The likelihood of flooding due to the consistent snowfall throughout the state, especially up north, is greater this year due to the amount of precipitation. Flood conditions are also poor for the peaches as it is difficult to transport them to market. Ringhausen said dealing with Mother Nature is part of any farmer’s job, noting he’ll keep pruning trees and planting for next season, hoping cold weather does not kill off his crop again.


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SW parents receive choice to opt out of sex ed course for youngest students By TOM BOTT For The Journal Parents will be able to opt out of the new Erin’s Law sexual abuse prevention program for pre-kindergarten through third grade, but Southwestern Superintendent Brad Skertich said the Illinois legislature made the right decision by requiring public schools to offer the course. “Last January (2013) the Illinois General Assembly amended sex education to include pre-K through third grade,” Skertich told the school board Tuesday. “We selected three books that we feel are age-appropriate and accurate for things that kids should know.” The program will be presented by the district social worker. The school board checked out the recommended books and approved their use. “As with anything we do, if a parent does not want their child

exposed to the material, they can remove their child from the program,” Skertich said. Skertich said Wednesday that the world has changed a lot since he was growing up and the new program recognizes the reality of modern life. “Society is totally different today. Parents can opt out. It is no different than when we teach certain aspects of science or religion,” Skertich said. “Our social worker will handle the program. We’ll use some material from our current curriculum. The three books will be utilized by our social worker.” The school board voted to extend the superintendent’s contract through June 30, 2019, following closed session. Skertich said it felt good to have the job security the new five-year contract offers. The board also approved administrative and non-union contracts for the 2013-14 school year. Building

principals received a 1.89 percent salary increase and non-union workers received a 2 percent raise, the same raise granted to certified staff. The board employed a new high school football coach for 2014. Health and drivers education teacher Aaron Fricke will be the new head football coach. Fricke, who was hired this school year, played and coached football at McKendree University. He was also an assistant coach at Illinois College, Collinsville High School and Clinton High School. In other action the board authorized the application for a $50,000 School Maintenance Project Grant to help replace the roof on the high school gym. The board also approved an application for a $39,600 Illinois School Security Grant to upgrade building security and purchase new equipment to improve response time.

Scheffel becomes colonel of Modern Realty By ROBeRT LyOns Jersey County Journal A local man can now be addressed as colonel. Roger Scheffel, a real estate agent with Modern Realty, has added auctioneering to his repertoire of services. Though he is licensed for all types of auctions and has received training in everything from antiques, livestock, furniture, liquidations, automotive and general merchandise, he will primarily be focusing on real estate. Though he said he’s willing to dabble in estate sales. “I specialize in farm and land listings, and land sales going to auction seems to be the trend,” Scheffel said. “I wanted to add this to my bag of tricks. I wanted to add another way to serve my clients.” Scheffel completed Missouri Auction School’s auctioneering and auction sales management course. The diploma carries with it the honorary title of colonel, which dates back to the time of the Civil War. “When they would come in and take over a town, the colonel of that particular regiment would get up and sell the items,” Scheffel said. “That’s where the auctioneer title of colonel came from.” Missouri Auction School is the world’s largest auction training center, and the course includes lectures and workshops conducted by some of the most prominent auctioneers in the industry. With the addition of auctions, Scheffel’s firm will now be Modern Realty and Auction Service. For more information, call 618-639-6399 or 618-535-5017. Submitted photo

Roger scheffel, right, receives his auctioneer certificate from Missouri Auction school president Paul Dewees.


On Feb. 12, Carol Pohlman and sara eickoff’s pre-K classes learned several important lessons about Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln visited the classroom where he shook each child’s hand and told them about his life. He shared how he grew up in a log cabin and worked very hard in school. Lincoln shared how he got his nickname “Honest Abe,” and stressed the importance of telling the truth. The children have been studying random acts of kindness. Abraham Lincoln told them he always tried to be kind. Pictured are members of Pohlman’s morning pre-K class at Grafton elementary. President Lincoln was portrayed by Pohlman.

Freedom in the Heartland: Underground Railroad tours offered Four additional shuttle tours added to schedule As we turn back the hands of time, your “conductor” will lead you to sites and introduce you to the individuals who played a key role in a very active Underground Railroad system that existed in the Alton region. Join the additional Underground Railroad shuttle tours offered by the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and Bluff City Tours to learn of Priscilla Baltimore, who is considered to be “The Moses of the West.” The tours will also include a visit the compelling Rocky Fork Church exhibit – a beacon to both slave and free who followed the creek and established homes, the old rock house – home to the Illinois Anti-Slavery society of 1837, Lovejoy’s church and monument, and a very special visit to see the tunnels used by slaves on their journey north in search of their freedom. Tour dates are March 1 and March 15 at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. These tours were added after the original four Underground Railroad tours sold out quickly. “We had such a great success with our first set and had a waiting list for more,” Brett Stawar, CEO/President of the Alton Regional CVB, stated. “The Underground Railroad is an important piece of the history of the area and we wanted to offer additional opportunities for people to experience it themselves.” The tours are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon and also from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. Cost is $25 per person. Boarding will be at the Alton Visitor Center (200 Piasa St., Alton, Ill., 62002) and the shuttle will return passengers to the visitor center at the conclusion

of the tour. Located in the free state of Illinois, Alton’s riverfront location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves make connections to the freedom of the northern U.S. Buried beneath the streets of Alton, remnants of this period in history still exist. There are more than nine Underground Railroad sites located throughout the region including Alton, Godfrey and Jersey County. The Old Rock House was the site of the Anti-Slavery Society and a station on the railroad. At the Enos Apartments underground tunnels exist 15 feet below 3rd Street and resemble Roman catacombs. The building played a crucial role during the Civil War as an Underground Railroad stop. The basement contains a sealed tunnel that reportedly was the passageway to hidden rooms where slaves rested during the day before traveling at night to the next safe house. Rocky Fork Church, which is located in Godfrey, originated before the Civil War when free people and slaves crossed the Mississippi River to begin life in Illinois, which was a free state. According to the National Park Service, as early as 1816, Rocky Fork Church was one of the first Free State stops for slaves escaping Missouri. In the 1830s, a more organized Underground Railroad route was established through the African Methodist Episcopal Church. This area continued to serve as both a way stop and escapee community after the Missouri Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. For more information on the Underground Railroad shuttle tours or to make reservations, please contact the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800258-6645 or go to


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‘Billy-Bob’s Gags to Riches’ sees historic premiere ratings By BoB Crossen Jersey County Journal A show filmed in Calhoun County about a local businessman and his gag product company reached the highest ratings of any pilot aired on the Discovery Channel. Aired on a Tuesday night, at 9 p.m., “Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches” reached nearly 1.4 million viewers without any advertisement or commercials from its airing network, Discovery Channel, alerting viewers to the show’s existence. Jonah White, owner of Billy-Bob Products located in Hardin, said he is glad to see the show rise in popularity, but cannot confirm nor deny if the show has been picked up for a series. White created the premise of the show with the intent of showing other people how he lives his life and how to be genuine. He said too often popular reality shows are scripted and do not represent the people who are in them. “One tough part of my show was

pitching that it was real, and pitching that it’s non-scripted because networks want fake television,” White said. With a pet black bear, Nibbles, a man made lake and an aviary next to his house, White leads a life unlike many. After graduating from Missouri State University, he said he lived in a cave for a year, pondering what to do next with his life before being introduced to Rich Bailey, his former business partner. Bailey created the first set of Billy Bob Teeth while in dental school in Edwardsville and used them to flirt with women at football games. White met him after one of the games and knew immediately the teeth were a million-dollar idea. Bailey eventually moved and began his dental practice, and White took over Bailey’s share of the company after paying off his dental school bills. Since the episode aired, he said his company has been inundated by individuals looking to pitch their million-dollar ideas to him.

“It’s an inspirational show that anybody can make it in this country if they do things right,” White said, “And that you should be proud of what you are and where you live and what you do.” The popularity of the show has already brought him some fame. He attended a trade show in Pennsylvania in early February when he was swarmed by people asking for photographs with him and his signature. White said it was overwhelming to get such a response so shortly after the first episode of the show aired. If he put in his earbuds to listen to music as he moved from place to place, people would not grab him as much, but would still point and talk about him. He said the fame is something to which he and his family will have to adjust. “We decided as a family to let me make this show happen three years ago,” White said. “We all sat down at the table and I discussed if they wanted me to do this, because I had a 100 percent confidence in myself

and I didn’t want to do the show if nobody wanted to take part in it.” As the show was airing, he said one of his kids was getting a flood of friend requests on Facebook during the commercial breaks of the premiere. He said he had to convince his wife the most because she values her privacy more than others. Even the company’s website was unable to handle the sudden surge in popularity as it crashed when the show aired a second time, but with a little maintenance, White said it was up and running again. “Billy-Bob’s Gags to Riches” premiered Jan. 28 and 1.4 million people tuned in, and since that time, the show has aired on Discovery Channel an additional nine times. White declined to comment on the show’s future regarding potential additional filming and the possibility of a full season premiere. For more information about Billy-Bob Products, visit or check out its Facebook page by searching “BillyBob Teeth.”

Local talent performs at all-state theater show By BoB Crossen Jersey County Journal A Jersey Community High School student represented the county when she participated in an all-state production of “The Grapes of Wrath” in early January. Brittney Blackorby said performing on Breden Auditorium’s stage on Illinois State University’s campus reinforced her desire to pursue a career in performance arts. “I love acting and I’ve been performing my whole life, so I was really excited to get the chance to audition,” Blackorby said. “I just had a blast working with so many talented people and working with a great director.” Performing is a major part of Blackorby’s life. She said working with Theatre Department director Brett Beauchamp at JCHS gave her the courage to get on the stage, and working with Mark Kaetzer, the director of the all-state production, gave her another fresh look at acting. Under Beauchamp’s direction, musicals and classics are the most common pieces performed, and singing is something Blackorby said got her hooked. But performing “The Grapes of Wrath” in Normal introduced her to dramatic productions and character creation. With a cast of 30, many of the performers had more than one part to fulfill with little direction from Kaetzer, who works productions at Glenbard East High School in Lombard. Rather than large gestures and exaggerated expressions seen in musicals, the dramatic representations required more subtlety. “When I wasn’t Elizabeth Sandry, I had to come up with a character for each scene,” Blackorby said, recalling a scene in which she was a member of a camp. “So I made up a character that was kind of older and was with her brother.” The cultivation of those characters took many months, allowing Blackorby to delve into character analysis and forge background stories. After auditioning in June, she visited the Chicago area once a month to rehearse with the other talented teens, totaling around 20 days of practice. Each day had a rehearsal lasting around 13 hours, she said. Because the students were already trained well,

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Brittney Blackorby, bottom left, performed in the all-state production of "The Grapes of Wrath" on Illinois state University's campus Jan. 9 through Jan. 11. Auditions in June led to the selection of 30 students for the play including Jersey Community High school's Blackorby.

she said things ran much smoother than some shows at JCHS where others are in their first onstage appearances. Though her roles have been varied throughout her time at JCHS, the all-state show gave her a different perspective “This show I did a lot of serious acting because it’s a serious play. … It’s a lot of real acting,” Blackorby said. “This was a different role for me that I really enjoyed and learned so much from doing it.” The Illinois High School Theater Festival also had numerous exhibitors scouting the event for up-and-coming acting talent. Blackorby auditioned


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for 40 different top theater schools and received 15 call backs. She said many of the schools offer scholarship money to pursue education in their theater curriculum. The young actress is contemplating offers from a few of the schools, most notably Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and Webster University in St. Louis. “It’s going to come down to money, of course,” Blackorby said. “I want to continue. I want to major in acting, and minor in theater.” Blackorby will be performing a lead role in JCHS’s production of “The Boy Friend” in March. Dates for the show are March 13 through March 16.

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Offices offer more services with relocations By BoB Crossen Jersey County Journal A number of outreach offices will be moving to larger spaces after the city of Jerseyville approved the sale of the building housing the office of the West Central Illinois Criminal Justice Council (WCICJC). During a regular meeting Feb. 4, the Jerseyville City Council approved the sale of a building on Prairie Street, across from city hall, to Wood River Development Group for $100,000, creating a domino effect of office relocations. Eric Pingolt, director of WCICJC, said his office will move to the location occupied by the Regional Office of Education (ROE) where the added space will allow the council to better serve the area. “This facility, the new one, is going to offer us a complete training room which we didn’t have here,” Pingolt said. “What we needed was a third, fixed training zone, and Jerseyville worked perfectly.” The council coordinates training for law enforcement in a 11-county area including Greene, Jersey and Calhoun counties, but its office on Prairie Street does not have space to hold classroom training sessions. Moving to the new location will increase the square footage of space for the council, allowing it to host training sessions in a classroom – complete with a smart board – and also offer a great amount of storage space in the building’s basement. Jersey County Board Chairman Jerry Wittman was an integral part in putting the pieces together for the offices to make the relocations, Pingolt said, noting Wittman brought the possibility to his attention. Pingolt isn’t the only director excited about the series of office moves as the University of Illinois Extension and ROE will move to 201 West Exchange Street, a building formerly known as the Jerseyville Banking Center before Bishop Eye Care occupied the space. Bishop Eye Care has since moved to 301 South Jefferson Street. The county has owned the property at 201 West Exchange, but has remained on the tax rolls because it was zoned commercially for prior businesses though the building has been empty since Bishop Eye Care moved. The taxes of the property valued at $8,253 will be removed from the tax rolls, and the county will save money in paying for the

building’s utilities, a cost estimated to be around $5,000 annually. Larry Pfeiffer, ROE superintendent, said the building needs new carpeting as well as some updates to lighting and infrastructure tweaks, for which he requested a $12,000 loan from the Jersey County Board Feb. 11. The Jersey County Board authorized the building and grounds committee, of which board member John Houseman is the chair, to approve the loan agreement after the ROE and Extension office agree on how the offices will pay back the money. Pfeiffer said the two offices are working toward an agreement to that effect, but nothing has been finalized. He said a lot of the work will be done through volunteer labor, and the money will be spent mostly on materials like carpeting and paint. When the ROE does move into the office, which it hopes to do before April when WCICJC will move into its former space, Pfeiffer said his office will be able to offer more services, most notably classrooms to take GED and other professional exams. “Now all the GEDs have to be taken online. You can’t take the paper and pencil test anymore, as well as many different professional exams, anything from the medical field to real estate, banking, finance,” Pfeiffer said. “Those professional folks can stay here instead of going to a larger city. Some of them go as far away as Chicago for some of these exams.” University of Illinois County Extension Director Amanda Cole oversees the Extension office in Jersey County. She said the added space will also allow for her office to offer additional courses with hands-on activities. “With the outside space, we’re hoping to do master gardener projects in the lawn,” Cole said. “And a lot of times when we teach in the summer time, we have camps with kids, and they’re doing experiments, so they need to be able to go inside and outside. This way they won’t be distracting or getting in the way of county business.” The University of Illinois Extension office in Jersey County is presently located in the county government building in a small space of the board room. Cole said the increased space will make it easier to store records and creates the potential for more employees at the location. The offices are expected to move by the beginning of April, and plans for open house events are in the works, though nothing has been finalized.




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Is it really coming to an end? The issue: A break from the winter blues Our view: Hopefuly, the end is in sight

Publisher and Editor: Julie Boren


he warmer temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday brought may be relatively short lived, but hopefully they were a sign of good things to come.

The winter has been devastating. Several homes – four in the QEM district alone – were lost to fire, which Fire Chief Gerry New attributed to residents’ attempts to battle the blistering cold. Calhoun County’s peach crop is feared to be a total loss, also a result of the extreme cold. That will have a negative effect on the local economy, as well as the peach lovers throughout the area. The freezing temperatures have also wreaked havoc on river traffic. As reported last week, limits on barge loads have been put in place just so some transport can continue. Ferries have been shut down since the beginning of the year and aren’t expected to reopen until the first day of March. Since much of the ice melt material is transported by barge, as communities’ salt supply begins to dwindle, procuring more of what they need to melt the ice is prevented by the very same frozen water. Then there are the missed days of schools, traffic accidents, slips, falls and other headaches the winter brought. The welldocumented depressing effect winter’s grey, gloomy and short days may be more prevalent than ever due to the intensity and longevity of the unbearable conditions. While there was a small break, which hopefully helped perk up the population, the 10-day outlook on isn’t too promising. February weather is expected to return, with temperatures slated to fall back into the high-20s. Still, the recent break from the frigid chill has been a bright spot in an otherwise dismal couple of months. And it has been a reminder that better days are on the horizon. Early spring will likely be a challenge for many because of the consistent weather events of the past few months. The ground will be plenty moist for farmers, perhaps too moist. Plans to get into the fields may end up being delayed. The same will apply to spring sports activities. Baseball and softball teams, which will begin practicing in the next few weeks, will likely have to get the most of a preseason confined to indoor work. While it could put those squads behind schedule, most area teams have experienced the same conditions and will be in the same situation. So, even though some recent warmth has put the end of winter in sight, its effects may linger. Either way, warm air and green grass may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Wake-up call I

t was a beautifully wrapped box with a gigantic red bow on top. Curious, he pushed the box a little before opening it because he heard scratching coming from the inside. The lid moved up a bit and his eyes grew large, knowing now what he got for his birthday. Opening the box, he threw the lid to the side and out popped a yellow lab puppy with huge hazelnut eyes that danced. Grabbing the puppy up and squeezing him tight, he thanked his parents for giving him the puppy he has dreamed about. Sure, he stated the obvious that he would take care of him, he would feed him, he would walk him daily, he would potty train him and his parents would not have to do a thing. He already had a name picked out for him, Lucky. Would you like to know where that yellow lab ended up? In an over-crowded non-for-profit shelter where there is a 90 percent chance that he will never walk out once entering. Remember those dancing hazelnut eyes? The life is drained right out of them. Lucky is now sad and lost. He grows more depressed and stressed in his confined, small kennel, having to endure all the other barking and crying animals. People don’t realize that once you surrender a pet, cat or dog, they only have 72 hours to find a new home. Odds are, your pet won’t survive that long if it is deemed unhealthy. The slightest sniffle, it will be euthanized. Lucky grows more depressed and is constantly crying for his owner. He is so confused now that he has to relieve himself where he eats and sleeps, when this was drilled into his head, not to. No more attention and very little walks unless there are enough volunteers for the day.

The most attention he experiences is when their kennel is power hosed to remove the waste or when his food is shoved under the door. Finally, Lucky gets a break. He begins to wag his tail and a gleam sparks in his eyes when he sees the leash. They are heading a different direction than last time but he doesn’t care, he can run like the wind. Lucky back pedals when he notices a room they are about to enter. Not sure if it is the smell of death that over comes him, but he puts on the brakes and tries to pull the leash from the technician’s hands. He struggles and cries not to be taken into this room. He knows and freaks out. The yelps and screams are heard through the entire building. I chose not to go into any detail on how they are euthanized or disposed of. It’s too inhumane. Ironic isn’t it? Let me put it this way. The technicians are not licensed vets that do these procedures. The animals are not tranquilized at first. They are not trained to perform these injections. Why? There is not enough money. When it is a nonprofit business, they cannot afford to hire a vet. Any monies donated to thenon-for-profit shelters are for food and other necessities to keep it running. These shelters exist because it’s people that don’t care about their pets. Don’t think that only strays are surrendered to shelters. Twenty-five percent of the dogs that are ownersurrender are purebreds. If your dog is any of the aggressive behavior breeds like pit bull, Rottweiler, or mastiff, they already had a target on their head as soon as they walked through the door. They will be destroyed. Even if your cat is scared

to death and does not act like its sweet, friendly self, it will be put to sleep. Some people may be upset that I write about this, but it needs to Guest be said. Do you really think the Column no kill shelters BY LORI allow pets to live forever in their DUNSE facility if they are not adopted? They just don’t euthanize them on site. They can afford to pay a vet to do the procedure off site. I would also like to say that most of the technicians at these shelters don’t last long in this working environment. They have nightmares and some become extremely depressed. So, this is your wake-up call and plea. I pray that you do your research and know what you are getting into before buying or adopting a pet. Make sure you do have time for your pet. Pay attention to the breed that you adopt and know how big the animal can become. Double check your residential area to see if there is a problem owning a pet. Be certain that you can have the patience it takes to train a pet properly; it does take time. Help these animals find homes with a loving and caring environment that treat them like a family member. Please make donations to animal shelters as often as you can. Here’s an idea! How about the Boy Scouts do a food drive for the animal shelters? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– n Lori Dunse is a guest colum-

nist for the Jersey County Journal.

Try mental detoxing for your health M

ore and more individuals are considering detoxing and cleansing their bodies of impurities for health reasons. But interestingly, some of the most toxic problems we suffer are negative mental states. For instance, research, as well as common sense, is increasingly showing the health risks of anger. An Ohio State University study showed that those who had less control over their anger tended to heal more slowly from wounds. In another study, researchers concluded that anger problems have been linked to all major causes of death (stress.about. com/od/stresshealth/a/anger_problems). For many, negative feelings can sometimes accumulate to disturbing levels. During those times, we need a good mental detoxing to clear out unhealthy emotions, such as jealousy, stress and irritation, which can poison one’s good nature, upset mental balance, and damage health. Here are some helpful tips I have found in my spiritual practice that are important in mental cleansing: Don’t let resentments fester and grow – eliminate them with forgive-

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ness. Cleanse away hatred with affection and compassion. Purge past disappointments with gratitude for good things in your life today. Don’t rehearse cruelty – practice empathy and tolerance instead. It is love, compassion and appreciation that will help us detox our mentality and bring us many health benefits. St. Paul lists nine important ingredients that can help detox any hatred: patience, kindness, generosity, humility, courtesy, unselfishness, good temper, guilelessness and sincerity (see I Cor. 13: 5-8). These qualities act as antidotes for anger and its health threats. There was a time in my life when I hated a colleague of mine. His life seemed so much better and his success more pronounced. I eventually became ill whenever I thought of him. I realized I needed a good detoxing. I studied I Corinthians 13 and tried to be more unselfish, kind and patient with my friend, others I knew, and even myself. The result? My anger disappeared. We became

friends again, Guest my health became stronColumn ger and my life BY TIM richer in many MITCHINSON ways. American human development specialist and founder of the Heart/Math Institute, Doc Childre, wrote, “Appreciate yourself for whatever progress you’ve made, then use that energy of appreciation to move forward (” If you’re combatting anger, jealousy or hatred, try a mental cleansing. Give yourself a good mental detox with humility and love. See for yourself how it helps eliminate stress. You’ll feel better about yourself and even reap some lasting health benefits. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– n Thomas (Tim) Mitchinson is

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Jerseyville FFA’s storied history continues to grow

Eighty-five years after its founding, the Jerseyville Chapter of Future Farmers of America is firmly seated itself as one the area’s strongest. The chapter contributes to the community almost nonstop throughout the year. Ringing bells for the Salvation Army, helping the Elks Lodge with Christmas baskets for the needy and coordinating two Red Cross blood drives at Jersey Community High School each year, demonstrate members’ commitment to Jersey County residents. Members are also going above and beyond to make the county more aesthetically pleasing. A landscaping projects through the construction and landscaping classes earned FFA members Volunteers of the Year Awards for their work at Pere

Marquette State Park last year. The construction aspect of FFA has also benefitted the JCHS drama department, which has sets built by the FFA members. Like many other area chapters, Jerseyville FFA grows plants in the greenhouse at the high school and sells them to the public. But, the Jerseyville Chapter has separated itself from other chapters through the Career Development Events (CDE), in which members compete against a dozen local section chapters in several categories. Jerseyville placed first in eight of the 14 categories, including: Forestry, Land Use, Agronomy, Dairy Foods, Parliamentary Procedure, Meats Evaluation, Job Interview and Agriculture Mechanics.

“The Greenhands (freshmen) also placed first in half of their team competitions,” Jerseyville FFA sponsor Jeff Goetten said. “One thing we take pride in is being competitive in all the CDEs, which has produced seven straight All Excellence teams. This would be our equivalent to conference champs.” Members of the All Excellence Team included Terri Wendle, Devin Montgomery, Ryan Kanallakan, Sid Sarginson, Holly Goetten and Dylan Schmidt. On the Greenhands team were Laura Kirbach, Wyatt Jones, Blake Lott and Jacob Sutton. Other individuals with noteworthy accomplishments include Garrett Brangenber, State FFA Degree recipient and Section 15 FFA vice president; Holly Goetten and Sarginson,

Carrollton FFA strives to help those in need

Carrollton’s FFA Chapter may be Greene County’s oldest, but it remains one of the most highly active in the tri-county area. The chapter was founded April 26, 1947 and has been serving the Carrollton community ever since. The chapter’s most significant undertaking for 2014 may be the donkey basketball charity fundraiser, scheduled for April 14. The event is designed to raise money to assist area residents with mounting medical expenses. “We want to be able to help out as many families in our community as possible through this unique fundraiser,” chapter reporter Ashley Steinacher said. The chapter also works with Carrollton’s local hospital to provide fresh produce to use for patients’ meals. The produce is grown in the school’s greenhouse, which was just reconstructed with the help a of a $10,000 from the Monsanto Fund. Later this year, the chap-

ter plans to hold an Ag Day at Carrollton Grade School, which is a fun-filled day that teaches younger students about agriculture. The FFA members also grow flowers in the greenhouse, which they plan to plant throughout the community. The initiative shown by the Carrollton FFA Chapter has led to future success for many of its members. Over the years, 23 members have received the American FFA Degree, which is awarded to members “who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments,” according to the national FFA website. More than 100 members have received the State FFA Degree. Much of the past success has been attributed to former sponsor Kevin Brannan, who retired this year after 33 years. Current members include: president Travis Smith, vice presi-

dent Olivia Schnettgoecke, secretary Christian Curtner, reporter Ashley Steinacher, treasurer Tommy Phillips, sentinel Logan Gardner, and two student council representatives Eric Steinacher and Lindsey Lake. Other members of the Carrollton FFA chapter are: Travis Alexander, Brayden Arnett, Jayce Arnett, Liz Bland, Austin Bowman, Dane Brown, Luke Brown, Matthew Campbell, Colin Christison, Dylan Clifford, Emily Davis, Keaton Devening, Ben Daum, Ryan Drainer, Logan Duba, Jacob Durham, Lucas Gardner, Bailey Garrison, Lauren Gray, Chase Griffith, Brianna Keubrich, Mason Lloyd, Erika Nord, Josh Pinkerton, Wade Prough, Randy Rabe, Jenny Reif, Brayden Rhoads, Austin Ringhausen, Nick Schmidt, Baily Schnettgoecke, Luke Schnettgoecke, Dalton Sharrow, Cody Shaw, Brant Varble, Phillip Walker and Karley White.

Greenfield community reaps rewards of program's continued efforts Planting flowers, coordinating food drives and putting together care packages for members of the armed forces, Greenfield’s FFA members are seeking to make an impact in northeastern Greene County. Greenfield’s FFA Chapter is one of 121 recipients of an FFA Food For All Grant, which will allow members to establish a Greenfield community garden to help area families fill their pantries with fresh produce from the garden. The chapter has annual flower sales, selling off plants grown in the school’s greenhouse. The

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seeing our customers each year and are very proud of the plants that we produce.” Beth Burrow FFA Sponsor

undertakes, which makes a strong greenhouse growing season essential to its mission. “We really enjoy seeing our customers each year and are very proud of the plants that we produce,” FFA sponsor Beth Burrow said. The Greenfield FFA Chapter, established in 1980, strives to help members reach their highest potential and career goals. This year, the chapter has 35 members. Burrow said community members interested in helping with the community garden should contact Greenfield High School at 217368-2219.

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North Greene FFA Chapter celebrating a half-century Priding itself on the many community contributions, the North Greene FFA Chapter, based out of North Greene High School, in now its 50th year of promoting the importance of agriculture in the rural communities in northern Greene County. Program advisor Josh Lawson said involvement in the program helps develop leadership, personal growth and later career success. Through its curation of the school’s memorial garden and trophy case, procurement of picnic tables at Roodhouse Park, involvement in the Adopt-aHighway program and construction of a bell tower, benches, White Hall’s Santa house, play-

Calhoun FFA closing in on its 70th year Calhoun FFA Chapter does its part to show how much its members care for the people and places that make up the local community. The chapter organizes a trash pick-up, cares for the garden at the high school and helps out during the high school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. The members also hold a Farmer Appreciation lunch and serve the Farm Bureau dinner. Calhoun FFA has been recognized with a Cooperative award, Student Development section award and have had 26 members receive State FFA Degrees since the chapter’s founding in 1947. The chapter has a goal of a current member receiving a State FFA Degree and have two members hold a section office, as well as coordinate more community service projects. This year’s members include: Tanner Bick, Sara Brodbeck, Travis Dailey, Cory Bushnell, Connor Carmody, David Clothier, Amanda Donelson, Josh Gross,

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National FFA Week, Feb. begins 15-22 FFA chapters across America will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 15-22. This year’s theme is “Ignite” and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and agricultural education.



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Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center introduces this year’s Valentine queen, Pauline Kimble, and king, George Koenig. This festive Valentine’s celebration was filled with trivia games, refreshments and a lot of participation by staff, family and residents.

Jerseyville’s Willow Rose Rehab and Health Care’s 2014 Valentine king and queen are Donald Green and Theda Jones. Fellow residents, staff and family voted and the royalty were revealed at the afternoon party. Games, ice cream, cake and a chocolate fountain were a great hit for all!

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On Friday, Feb. 14, Jerseyville Manor residents celebrated Valentine’s Day with a party complete with refreshments and a lot of fun. Jerseyville Manor’s Manor Court king and Queen are Gary Hamblen and Harriet Burroughs.

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Healthcare: A Spiritual Solution presentation March 4 The subject of prayer-based care is an important question to consider regarding healthcare. International speaker, Suzanne Riedel, says, "We need to know that what we are turning to for help is effective,especially when it comes to our healthcare. Learn the practical benefit to our lives that a deeper understanding of God brings." Riedel, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will present a talk titled, “Healthcare: A Spiritual Solution,” on March 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Westlake Country Club. Discover how practical, effective prayer helps you experience God’s presence in your life, enabling you to challenge fear and find healing in all kinds of circumstances. Explore how prayer can establish your ability to respond to God’s healing answers for your healthcare needs. Riedel utilizes the ideas in the original source book on Christian healing, the Bible, along with “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. Riedel was introduced to Christian Science in college. After

being immediately healed in an emergency, she found a closeness to God she had been searching for which radically altered her view of spiritual possibilities. Through 20 years of secondary teaching and graduate school, and as a mother raising five children, she relied on Christian Science to heal everything from broken bones to contagion, found protection in all sorts of situations, and found how practical the understanding of God’s influence in her life actually was. Riedel earned a masters degree at the University of Texas, Austin. After teaching secondary school English, math for 20 years, she worked for six years in national communications work in Boston. She has been published in the “Christian Science Sentinel,” “The Christian Science Journal,” “The Christian Science Monitor,” and “Herald of Christian Science,” on, and in local newspapers. Riedel speaks internationally as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Riedel lives in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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Gracie’s 3rd birthday Gracie Jo Flowers, daughter of Roy and Megan Flowers of Grafton, celebrated her 3rd birthday Feb. 8. Gracie celebrated by going to see Disney Jr. and with a Sophia the 1st Princess party with her family. Gracie has a younger brother, Weston, 5 months. Grandparents are John and Sheri Heitzig of Jerseyville and Mike and Sandi Flowers of Grafton. Great-grandparents are Barb Ogden, Eleanor Heitzig and Phyllis Ogden, all of Jerseyville, and Gene Wallace of Grafton.

Jillian turn 2 Jillian Crain, daughter of Alyssa Plummer of Greenfield and Tyler Crain of Carrollton, celebrated her 2nd birthday Feb. 15. Grandparents are Patricia Taylor of Greenfield, Paul Plummer of Summerville, Sherry Crain of Edwardsville and Edward Crain of Jerseyville. Great-grandparents are Melvin Plummer of Brighton and Barb and Bob Guthrie of Quincy.

Births Lucy Ann Clare David and Sara (Johnson) Clare of Alton welcome a daughter, Lucy Ann Clare, 9 lb. 8 oz., 5:45 p.m. Feb. 10, 2014, St. Anthony Hospital, Alton. Elder sibling is Jack, 3. Grandparents are Gary and Jo Ann Johnson of Brighton and Bill and Cindy Bechtold of Godfrey. Greatgrandparents are Joe and Helen Crawford of Jerseyville. Stanley Jedediah Drainer Stanley Drainer and Morgan Swan of Jerseyville welcome a son, Stanley Jedediah Drainer, 5 lb. 10 oz., 9:19 p.m. Feb. 13, 2014, Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Grandparents are Anthony Swan and April Swan of Brussels, Stanley Drainer and Carol Drainer of Jerseyville. Great-grandparents are Brenda Nord of Kampsville, Joe Stepanek and Carol Stepanek of Brussels.

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Trombone player Connor Brown, a student at Jersey Community High School, qualified as an Illinois Music Education Association all-state musician. The IMEA state conference was held Jan. 22-25 in Peoria.

Local students named to EIU’s deans’ list More than 990 undergraduate students have been named to Eastern Illinois University’s Fall 2013 deans’ list. The deans’ list at EIU recognizes undergraduates with a declared major whose academic performance has been excellent. Students who achieve a GPA of 3.80 to 4.00 (on a 4.00 scale) while completing a minimum of 12 graded semester hours, excluding credit/no credit grades, in a fall or spring semester will be named to the deans’ list. The following local students were named to the list: Jonathon Montgomery of Brighton Sydney Rohmann of Grafton

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Saturday, Feb. 22: Harlem Wizards basketball game at JCHS Havens Gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets available at JCHS or any District 100 school or any JCHS athletic event at the high school

Saturday, Feb. 22: Bott Cemetery Trivia night at Piasa Township hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; trivia starts at 7 p.m. Call (618) 535-3883 for more information. Monday, Feb. 24: Tri-County Antique Club regular monthly meeting at Elsah Town Hall on Fessler Road off Rt. 109 at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: JCHS boys basketball, cheerleaders and poms senior night and Pack the Place at JCHS. Saturday, March 1: CJD E-Ecyling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4758 Humbert Rd. in Alton.

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Saturday, March 1: JCHS Co-ed Alumni Basketball Scrimmage invites any past girls and boys basketball players, coaches, managers, cheerleaders, band and poms to participate in honoring the JCHS Sweet Sixteen and Elite 8 teams. If you are interested in participating contact Deanna Bridgewater at 498-5521, ext. 226 for more information. Sunday, March 2: Brighton Memorial Library District is hosting fifth annual Chocolate Fever Library Fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Brighton Municipal Building, 206 S. Main St. There will be a wide variety of chocolate treats available for dine-in or take-out, along with a book sale and a raffle of gift cards from area businesses. More information can be found by calling the library at (618) 372-8450.

The Otter Creek Historical Society, curators of Hamilton Primary School located in Otterville, is seeking to update its records of former students, teachers and principals of the school. Anyone who attended the school is asked to send their updated name, address, phone and/or email to: Gayle Stamps Rothe, 409 W. Mulberry St., Jerseyville, IL 62052. Information can also be emailed to pawcat@ Membership in the Otter Creek Historical Society is open to everyone, even those who did not attend the school. To join the Otter Creek Historical Society, please send $5 along with a name, address, phone number and or/email to the above address. The society will then place names on a mailing list to receive newsletter updates about the school. Hamilton Primary School was the first integrated school in the nation, and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Tuesday, March 4: Suzanne Riedel, practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, presents “Healthcare: A Spiritual Solution” at 6:30 p.m. at Westlake Country Club.


Saturday, March 8: WhalenHill American Legion Post 648, Grafton, Annual Wild Game Feed in memory of Dick Irwin, Gary Bob Wallace and Tim Watson at 5 p.m. Wild game and side dishes welcome. Raffles and 50/50. Pre-order T-shirts at 786-3381.


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musical, “The Boy Friend.” Tickets are $10 per person for reserved seating. Doors will open one-half hour before each performance. The show will run March 13-15 at 7 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m. For more information call the JCHS Office at 4985521 and ask for Deanna. The show is directed by Brett Beauchamp with music direction by Lu Anne Taul. Martha Harpstrite is the costumer and production designer with Lacy Wray conducting the pit orchestra. Emily Short is the choreographer of the show. Erin Taul is also doing choreography and is a music consultant. Janet Flatt is the accompanist for the production. Margaret Bear, Ben Gracey and Connor Dougherty are the technical directors. This year’s seniors are Brittney Blackorby, Zia Fox, Haley Hampton, Courtney Maher, Aloera Montz and James Parker.

call (618) 498-9565 ext. 302 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

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

Jersey County Health Department has In-Person Counselors available to answer questions and help you apply for health insurance or Illinois Medicaid through the Illinois Health Marketplace, Get Covered Illinois, at Jersey County Health Department, 1307 State Hwy 109, Jerseyville. The deadline to apply is March 31. Please


Sunday, March 2: First Baptist Church of Jerseyville hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This is an updated nine-week class, beginning Sunday, March 2, (no class on Easter Sunday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at 200 W. Pearl. Deadline to register is Sunday, Feb. 16. Call the church to register at 618-639-3602.”

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The Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will be selling nameplates to honor veterans who served their country honorably. If you would like to purchase a plate, call Floyd Alexander at (618) 498-4941. The cost is $30 per plate. You do not have to be a member of the Jerseyville American Legion or a veteran of this state or county. Nameplates will be placed on the “Wall of Honor.”

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Clint Kallal spins his daughter Macy Kallal on the dance floor at the Daddy Daughter Dance on Valentine's Day. More than 180 people attended the event Friday – Saturday's was sold out – for dinner and an evening of dancing, crafts and Bingo.

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Emily Davis, left, raises her arm to signify a bingo win Friday at the Daddy Daughter Dance with her father James Davis at her side.

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Mia Karrick, right, gets a treat from the cake walk at the Daddy Daughter Dance Friday. Zoe Karrick, left, was at her side to accept the prize.

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IDNR planning Illinois deer hunting changes for 2014-15 season The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) plans to revise deer population objectives for more than 40 counties beginning with the 2014-15 deer season, following a two-year review of Illinois deer management efforts. The IDNR is also asking deer hunters to provide input, through an online survey, on a proposal to end the recent practice of selling remaining firearm deer permits over-the-counter through the end of the firearm season, except for youth under age 16. “The IDNR manages deer by county and state population goals, and as a result of our two-year review we’re making changes for many counties. In these counties our strategy is shifting from deer herd reduction to maintaining or increasing deer populations,” said IDNR Director Marc Miller. “I am committed to professional management of our wildlife, and as always, we want to hear from hunters, landowners, and all other stakeholders on our deer management program.” Current Illinois deer management objectives were adopted as a result recommendations of the state’s Joint Legislative Task Force on Deer Population Control. Those recommendations called for a 14 percent reduction in the statewide deer herd from peak levels in an effort to reduce conflicts between deer and people, such as deer/automobile accidents, agricultural crop damage, and to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of Illinois’ deer herd. The statewide objective was met in 2012, although a number of counties still remained above their individual objectives at that time. IDNR biologists have determined that some counties’ deer population objectives can be increased, particularly in counties with smaller deer populations, while still meeting the statewide goal. Biologists have identified 41 counties for which IDNR can adjust season regulations and permit quotas to reflect these higher population goals. As counties reach their individual population objective, the IDNR takes steps necessary to lessen deer harvest pressure in those counties so that deer populations can stabilize around the objective level. During the past two years, 11 counties have been closed to the Late Winter Antlerless Deer Season because their objectives had been achieved. Based on analysis of the 2013 deer population and harvest data to be completed later this spring, further county closures for the 2014-15 Late Winter Deer Season and permit quota reductions in other firearm seasons may occur as a result of the changes to county objectives and/or changes in county deer population levels The review of IDNR deer management included a series of public meetings conducted throughout the state in 2013, along with surveys of hunters, landowners, and other Illinois citizens regarding their attitudes about the state’s deer population and the IDNR deer management program. Illinois’ deer population objectives are intended to reflect the best effort to balance the interests of all Illinoisans – including hunters, wildlife observers, farmers, homeowners, outfitters, nursery owners, conservationists, motorists, businessmen, and many others. Each of these groups can have

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a very different perspective on the desired size of the deer population in Illinois. The IDNR takes the diverse, and often opposing, public input and works to develop a deer population objective that is acceptable to the majority of people in a given area. An online survey available through the IDNR website asks hunters whether the recent practice of selling remaining firearm permits over-the-counter through the end of the season should end for all hunters except youth under age 16. The survey is available to hunters at Data from the 2013-14 Illinois deer hunting seasons will be incorporated into planning for the 2014-15 deer seasons. Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 148,569 deer during all 2013-14 seasons, compared with a total harvest for all seasons of 180,811 in 2012-13. Illinois was among a number of Midwestern and Great Lakes region states in which deer harvest declined in 2013-14, including Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio. Biologists cited a number of factors for the decline, especially during November/ December firearm seasons, including adverse weather, herd reductions to achieve management goals and, in some locations, deer mortality due to outbreaks of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD). Hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 74,355 deer during the 2013 Illinois Firearm Deer Season (Nov. 22-24 and Dec. 5-8, 2013). Harvest totaled 3,546 deer during the 2013 Illinois Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season (Dec.13-15, 2013), and 3,012 deer during the 2013 Illinois Youth Deer Season (Oct. 12-14, 2013). During the 2013-14 Illinois Archery Deer Season (Oct. 1, 2013-Jan. 19, 2014), hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 57,290 deer, compared with the archery deer harvest of 59,805 in the 2012-13 archery season. The 2013-14 Late Winter Antlerless Only and Special CWD deer seasons (Dec. 26-29, 2013 and Jan. 17-19, 2014) had a combined preliminary harvest total for both seasons of 10,366 deer, compared with a harvest of 14,723 deer taken during those seasons in 201213. Hunters in Boone, DeKalb, Grundy, Jo Daviess, Kendall, LaSalle, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties and Kane County west of Ill. Rt. 47 participated in the CWD season, while another 55 counties were open for the Late Winter season. The Special CWD season is used to assist in controlling the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Illinois deer herd. Tables with preliminary county harvest totals for all the 2013-14 Illinois deer seasons, as well as comparable figures for the 2012-13 seasons, can be found on the IDNR website at this link: h t t p : / / w w w. d n r. i l l i n o i s . g o v / n e w s / D o c u m e n t s / IllinoisPreliminaryDeerHarvestTotalsJan2014.pdf For additional information on the IDNR deer management program, public meetings, and hunter/citizen surveys, go to the IDNR website at this link: http:// DeerOpenHouse.aspx

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Barbara Ann Kiel, 50, of Golden Eagle died at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at her residence with her family at her side. She was born Dec. 31, 1963, in Jerseyville, daughter of the late Clarence J. and Mary Ann (Haug) Fuhler. She married Edward J. “Ed” Kiel Feb. 14, 1987 at St. Mary’s Church in Brussels and he survives. She was a very dedicated office and production manager for the Calhoun News-Herald for 28 years. She was also a waitress at the Wittmond Hotel in Brussels. She was a 1982 graduate of Brussels High School. In her younger years she was active in 4H. She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Fan. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brussels. She was a 13 year board member and currently serving as president of St. Mary’s Catholic School in Brussels.

Alta A. Acord, 72, of Brighton died at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at Robings Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 4, 1941, in Brighton, daughter of the late Cyrus L. and Annie L. (Burroughs) Austin. She retired as a unit clerk from Alton Memorial Hospital in 1996. She married Robert J. Acord Dec. 27, 1956, in Brighton. He survives. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Larry Jones of Brighton; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Carol Acord of Brighton; grandchildren, Matt Acord and fiancee Katie Freand of Brighton, John Jones of Brighton, Brooke Herring and companion Matt Bosomworth of Godfrey, Cassie and Cole Hoyt of Washington, Elyse Herring and companion David Bult of Brighton, Chelsea Acord and companion Drew Howland of Brighton; a sister, Georgia Wyman of Brighton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Dottie Austin of Brighton. She was preceded in death by her parents and 10 siblings. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton. The Rev. Mike Porter officiated. Memorials may be given to Main Street Baptist Church in Alton or St. John’s United Church of Christ in Brighton. Online obituary may be found at

Freda L. Eddington, 90, of Shipman died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, FEb. 16, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gillespie. She was born April 17, 1923, in Shipman, daughter of the late George and Lydia (Halliday) Eddington. She retired from Citizens State Bank in Shipman as a bookkeeper. Freda was active in her community. She belonged to numerous organizations including the Royal Neighbors and Home Extension. She was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shipman. She is survived by a son and his spouse, George and Carla Eddington of Shipman. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Zion Lutheran Church in Shipman. The Rev. Kara Shaw will officiate. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online obituary may be found at

Survivors include her husband and three daughters, Sarah (Bryan) Bonner of Brussels, Lisa Kiel and Melissa Kiel, both at home; a precious grandson, Bradley Bonner; two brothers, David (Judy) Fuhler of Pleasant Hill and Steven Fuhler of Golden Eagle; a sister, Beverly Fuhler of Golden Eagle; and numerous nieces, nephews, close family and many friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, Carol Fuhler, and grandparents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Brussels with a prayer service at 4 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Meppen with Father Don Roberts officiating. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brussels. Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic School in Brussels, Masses or the charity of one’s choice.

Courtney C. Coats, 30, of Alton, formerly of Jerseyville and Calhoun County, died Nov. 23, 2013 in Alton. Arrangements are pending at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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Southwestern honor roll First semester High honor Senior Bailey Allen, Sarann Boker, Morgan Chandler, Morgan Crane, Ethan Gallaher, Emily Harbison, Lauren Jenkins, Alysa Kaiser, Joshua Kelly, Ashley Kraushaar, Ashlynn Madison, Hanna Moore, Megan Pence, Mackenzie Rose, Alyson Siglock, Veronica Trevino, Keri Watts, Daniel Woodman, Katie Wooldridge. Junior Rachel Baldwin, Nicholas Ballard, Courtney Bangert, Isaiah Barnett, Kathryn Crowder, Keely Egelhoff, Brenden Emmons, Andrew Fry, Briana Gillespie, Payton Heyen, Abigayl Jones, Darby Jones, Emily Jones, Ryan Laramee, Richard Lawson, Grace Luly, Aileen Manns, Tyler Mayhew, Leah McGaughey, Chelsey Milligan, Brandon Murphy, Hannah Price, Ashley Ringhausen, Cody Roberts, Connor Robinson, Elise Trombetta, Joshua Van Doren, Bo Watson. Sophomore Graham Bachman, Malea Bailey, Savannah Brinkman, Cheyanne Brown, Samantha Brown, Aleah Cohrs, Samantha Cranmer, Erika Daube, Race Davis, Ashley Egelhoff, Samantha French, Madison Greeling, Brittany Hand, Emily Hays, Hunter Kahl, Scott Kasting, Kaeden Kessinger, Erin Laubscher, Evan Lowis, Joshua Manns, Ryan Paslay, Reaghan Rinacke, Jacob Ritzhaupt, Cheyenne Slack, Paige Stahling, Amanda Starrett, Ryleigh Tulgetske, Collin Walter, Alyssa Wilson, Mackenzie Wolff. Freshman Collin Baumgartner, Kimberly Behrends, Taylor Bozarth, Raechel Brandon, Nicholas Breitweiser, Samantha Burns, Lauren Camerer, Kassidy Cottingham, Grant Francis, Benjamin Gallaher, Emma Greenwell, Bayli Ironwing, Stephanie Korte, Amber Moore, Jenna Moore, Noah Ragsdale, Nicholas Ringhausen, Whitney Runyon, Shelby Salzman, Adlai Schetter, Baylee Scott, Sierra Shomshor, Bailee Stahl, Ashley Stone, Abigail Stormer, Alexis Tucker, Aaron Tutterow, Jonathan Tutterow, Nathaniel Vandygriff, Alexandra Vaughan, Diane Watson, Joseph Watson, William Werner,

Ezekiel Wilfong, Ethan Wilson, Emily Wolff. Honor Senior Leeann Bennington, Morgan Cates, Taylor Cranmer, Taylor Dunham, Lora Fritsch, Ryan Goeken, Leighton Grothaus, Levi Harter, Randilynn Hopkins, Marissa Jones, Joshua Jorden, Adam Kasten, Eric Laughlin, Jonathan Loy, Samuel Loy, Victoria McElyea, Rachel Meisner, Maksym Merzlyakov, Casey Moore, John Mueller, Caleb Norris, Emma Norris, Madelyn Pilkington, Samuel Rathgeb, Austin Ritchey, Lenzi Rodney, Garrett Simpson, Michael Slack, Lindsey Snyder, Evan Strohbeck, Christopher Watts, Hannah Wilfong, Paige Wolfe. Junior Amber Barnett, Halie Bollini, Chase Bowman, James Chestney, Elyzabeth Colburn, Alyssa Cox, Tanner Dale, Kristen Doerr, Branford Fiene, Leanna Fones, Hannah Greeling, Spencer Heineman, Andrew Jackson, Briston Johnson, Victoria King, Carley Link, Cade Muenstermann, Hayley Neibel, Meghan Peuterbaugh, Jacob Rich, Tyler Skelton, Leo Vinyard, Janina Vomund, Kassandra Voss, Daniel Watson, Troy Wild, Isabella Williams, Ashlee Wittman. Sophomore Blaine Beard, Blake Beeman, Nathan Beilsmith, Jacob Bowman, Jacob Brefeld, Christopher Breitweiser, Cooper Cates, Cody Catlett, Travis Darr, Trenton Darr, Carson Ford, Taylor Graham, Dexter Harbison, Hannah Inman, Lillyan Mathis, Erin Morris, Abby Mueller, Reid Nixon, Taylor Nixon, Tyler Rose, Dylan Sellers, Zackary Seymour, Bradley Spurling, Brandon Thomas, Jordan Vinyard, Rebecca Vogt, Isaiah Voyles, Patrick Wieneke Jr. Freshman Hannah Blumstein, Grace Burns, Shaun Clark, Shauna Faulkner, Kayla Holman, Jordan Jackson, Brandy Leggett, Taylor Means, Ashley Moore, Michael Nolte, Alyssa Norell, Mya Nunley, Hannah Parrino, Jessica Pitman, Courtnee Sansone, Brett Schiller, Austin Selvog, Lane Sparks, Alexander Watts, Klaudia Wooldridge.

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St. Francis/Holy Ghost eighth grader Alan Wendell won the sharpshooter 3-point shooting competition at the recent Bethel Holiday Basketball Tournament in Mount Vernon. Alan is the son of Dave and Diane Wendell.

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The Shining Knight winners from St. Francis/Holy Ghost School for the week of Jan. 27 through Jan. 31 were, left to right, Carly Russell, Clay East, Connor Berry, MacKenzie Jones and Jovee Hileman.

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ELKS’ STUDENT OF THE MONTH In conjunction with Elks Lodge 954, Jersey Community High School has selected its “Student of the Month.” The recipient for the month of January is Kelsey Schott. The selection of a “Student of the Month” is based upon the number of F.O.C.U.S. nominations a student receives for a given month. F.O.C.U.S. (Finding One Clearly Unique Student) is a program developed by the J.C.H.S. Student Council. Each week teachers may recognize students who have performed well in their classes by selecting them as F.O.C.U.S. students for that particular week. During January, Kelsey received the most F.O.C.U.S. nominations. Because she received the most nominations, she is being congratulated by Tim Price, Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge 954.

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The Shining Knight winners for the month of January from St. Francis/Holy Ghost School were, left to right, Landon Vahle, Adam Kribs, Connor Berry, Andrew Hansen and Josie Honchell.


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East Elementary 4th grade Citizenship students for January. First row, left to right, Madison Cordes, Madison Cordes, Katie Schreiber, Abigail Shirley, Colton Lavey. Allie Turner, Abby Jarnigan, Chris Connell.

Congratulations to Sarah Bryden (11th) and Miranda Counts (12th), Privileged Parking winners for the month of February at Jersey Community High School. Winners are determined by F.O.C.U.S. nominations for the previous month.

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JSB’S STUDENT OF THE MONTH In conjunction with Jersey State Bank, Jersey Community High School has selected its “Student of the Month.” The recipient for the month of January is Alex Croxford. The selection of a “Student of the Month” is based upon the number of F.O.C.U.S. nominations,a student receives for a given month. F.O.C.U.S. (Finding One Clearly Unique Student) is a program developed by the J.C.H.S. Student Council. Each week teachers may recognize students who have performed well in their classes by selecting them as F.O.C.U.S. students for that particular week. He is being congratulated by Marci Tonsor, representative from Jersey State Bank.

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East Elementary 3rd grade Citizenship students for January. Front row, left to right, Ambri Schieferle, Alex McLaughlin, Chloe Antoine, Tony Yang. Second row, left to right, Bernie Dohrn, Jack Dohrn, Josie Hudson, Jalen Burch. Back row, left to right, Lexi Golley, Joey Cox, Gabriella Kanallakan, Joyce Dong, , Hunter Watson. Not pictured – Amelia Jones

Just Being Jersey moments n Jenna Schultz, first grader at West Elementary, was waiting patiently in the office. She was seated and sick, waiting to be picked up. The announcements then began to air over the loud speaker. Performing the same daily routine, the announcer asked all to stand, face the flag, and recite our pledge. Although feeling very icky, Jenna stood up, placed her hand over her heart -- and then looked all around her to locate the flag in the office. She then began reciting the pledge. When

finished, she slouched back into the chair and waited patiently until she was picked up. Talk about JUST BEING JERSEY! From Mrs. Herkert n I learned that Mrs. Schuenke was outside this afternoon cleaning windshields off for colleagues and students. Way to JUST BE JERSEY, Mrs. Schuenke!! From Mrs. Chin n Our AWESOME ADMINISTRATORS were the first ones to

take the initiative to start the wonderful JUST BE JERSEY deed! This also included Sgt. Woelfel who was out and about ensuring students were safe leaving the parking lot. How lucky we are at JCHS to have such thoughtful administration and SRO who care so much for the faculty, staff and students - all of whom go above and beyond the call of duty!!!!! This also makes me smile. It all begins with great modeling! This is a great community - no doubt about it!! From Lori Franke-Hopkins, Superintendent

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East Elementary 2nd grade Citizenship Students for January. Front row, left to right, Raelynn Scott, Endora Spencer. Back row, left to right, Carter Sievers, Tristen Breden, Demond Loving, Landon Jones. Not Pictured – Connor Chin

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West Elementary December and January Students of the Month are front Row, left to right, Madalyn Bodenbach, Malakai Kallal, Brady Maxeiner, Logan Strong, Jonathan Cannon, & Tyler Vandygriff. Back Row, left to right, Randall Kallal, Hunter Herkert, Dylan Molloy, Andrew Lyons, Jaxon Brunaugh, & Emmy Stamper

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Grafton Elementary Citizenship Students for January first row (left to right) are, Jack Trexler, Breeya Croxford-Stone, Clay Wadlow and Daniel Hasty. Second row (left to right) are Easton Heafner, Autumn Heitzman, Greta Branz, Gracie Kodros and Rose Brainerd.

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400c FoR RENT Jersey county

2011 JEEP Patriot Latitude. 38,478 miles, Blackberry Pearl color, heated leather seats, 4WD, asking $17,000, call 309-221-8245. 2.19

200 BUSINESS comE SEE us at Valley View Bakery and Bulk Foods. Large selections of all natural foods, including flours, sugars, oils, spices, herbs and home canned products. Jams made by Valley View. 2.19

BakEd goodS on order until April 1. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8-6. Closed Sun. Directions from Pittsfield: 7 mi. south on Hwy 11, /4 miles west. From Pleasant Hill. 6 mi. north on Hwy 11, 3/4 mi. west 36046 175th Ave. Pleasant Hill. Come and see us at Valley View Bakery and Bulk Foods. 2.19 THE TRadINg PoST 501 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL. Open Monday Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 7,000 sq. ft. of clean furniture, appliances, sporting goods and tools. Plus 2000 smalls @ $2.00 or less! We buy full or partial estates/households of GOOD, CLEAN furniture and appliances. Why buy new when "slightly used" will do? For more information, call: 618-639-4569. TFN colmaN'S coUNTRy camPERS 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618254-1180. TFN 2012 moBIlE HomE STImUlUS PackagE: up to $25,000 for your trade in. Discounts for land owners. Financing available. Prequalify by phone 314-5627459. tf SEllBEST, 110 W. Quincy St., Griggsville: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Quality Used Furniture & AppliancesWashers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools, T.V.s, Stereos. Everything for the home and you! Call 217-2422252.TF dIamoNd TRaIlER saleswe buy used campers new campers & toy haulers by Keystone RV Co. Pre-owned campers; RV parts & service. We also stock a large selection of RV accessories for all your camping needs. Located at 1117 N. Old Rt. 66, Litchfield. 217-324-2452, TFJCJ

300 FaRm maRkET FoR SalE alfalfa round bales, alfalfa hay, mixed allgrass, no rain. Call 217-4736774. 2.26 6-8 caTTlE pipe gates. 6-66 1/2 steels posts for sale. 217734-1811. TF HEavy RoUNd bale grass hay. 6 ft. net wrapped. Also 5 bales round net wrapped straw. 217-491-0697. 3.5

400a FoR RENT calhoun county 3 BR 2 Ba house. Full basement, in the country outside of Kampsville, IL. No pets: call 217-370-7310. 2.26 aPaRTmENT FoR rent. Call Matt 618-576-2766 or 618576-2449. TFCNH commERcIal BUIldINg for rent. Hardin, IL. Call (618)498-1234 and ask for Business Department. TF

FoR RENT: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Full basement in the country outside of Kampsville, IL. No pets: Call 217-370-7310. 2.19

FoR RENT: 3 bedroom home in Jerseyville. Available immediately. Small bedroom home with large fenced yard. Rent and deposit. $650. Call or text 618-946-5494. 2.26

400d FoR RENT Pike county 2 BR HoUSE for rent No smoking No pets. Security deposit required. 217-2854502. TF 1 aNd 2 BR apartments available. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit required. 217-285-4502 TF oFFIcE SPacE Prime location. Ample parking. West Washington St., Pittsfield. Call 217-285-2848 or 217285-5925. 3.19

600 HElP waNTEd 1200/1600 a wk Team driving, tanker endorsement. Home on weekends. Benefits. Sign-on bonus. Safety bonus. 217-2577282. 2.26 caRRIER: Two routes open in Pittsfield. Lucrative routes for morning delivery. If interested, please call Brian at 217-245-5121 ext. 226. 2.26 caREgIvER: Are you interested in part-time employment: CareLink is hiring caring, dependable individuals to provide inhome care in this area. Flexible hours. Paid orientation and training. Work as a team with Nurse Care Coordinator to help clients live safe and healthy in heir own homes. Applications available online at: www. or call Toll Free: 877-884-8480. 2.19

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2 BEdRoom trailer for rent in Pittsfield. Call 217-2854674, leave message, or call 217-491-0088. TF HoUSE FoR RENT or sale PC. North of New Salem. To buy or rent. 3 BR, 1 BA, new paint and carpet. No pets. Call 217-491-0316 for more information. 2.26 HoUSE FoR RENT 2-3 BR, 1 BA, located in Rockport. No smoking, no pets. $375 month and $375 deposit. Available March 1. Contact Denise at 618420-6917. 2.19

400E FoR RENT Scott county FoR RENT storage building Winchester. all 618-4981234. Ask for Jane. TF

500 FoR SalE yUkoN gold potatoes, 15 lb. bags. $3.98. Breakfast cereal, candies, and more at discount prices. Valley View Bakery and Bulk Foods. 36046 175th Ave., Pleasant Hill. 2.19 goodyEaR T125/70d15 95M Temp. spare for 1998 Buick. Never used. $20. 217-285-4975. TF doN'T Pay high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217-236-3022.TF SHEPPaRd ElEcTRoNIcS 1402 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, IL. 217285-2893. Cell: 217-2481188. LG TV sales and service. 3D and smart TVs, Blu Ray DVD players,32-55" TVs. Metal detectors, new & used, very good prices, Whites and Garrets. New and used CB's & antennas, Uniden Police scanners also for sale. FREE DVD OR SOUNDBAR WITH EACH TV ABOVE 32". tf BEd qUEEN Pillowtop mattress set. New in the plastic. $175. Can deliver. (618)7722710. 5.7.14

TImE clockS, Acroprint 125 $100 and Acroprint 150 $125. Call Jane at 618498-1234. TFN

600 HElP waNTEd aSSISTaNT maNagERS & shift managers: Pizza Hut in Pittsfield is seeking motivated individuals with management experience. Pay is very competitive. Excellent benefits including 401K with employer match and paid vacation. Apply online at 2.19 PaRT-TImE cook Apply to West Pine Retirement Village. 508 West Pine, Jerseyville Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. TFN

1100c REal ESTaTE Jersey county laNd FoR SalE 0.51 acres in Elsah next to entrance of Joywood. NOT zoned in subdivision. Could be building lot or for a garage. $3,000 obo. Call Vince 618-223-0967. 2.26

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dEER HUNTERS: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-358-6994. TF local HUNTER looking to lease a farm in Pike County or Northern Calhoun County 217-4910181. TF

900a No TRESPaSSINg calhoun county aBSolUTEly No TRESPaSSINg on the property of Lloyd and Debbie DeSherlia in Batchtown. Violators will be prosecuted. 8.7.14 No TRESPaSSINg on Marty Aderton property in Hardin. 7.14.14

No TRESPaSSINg On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.14 No TRESPaSSINg no hunting on property owned by Martha Knight (also known as Marty Aderton), Lincoln Valley Road, Hardin. 11.11.14

900c No TRESPaSSINg Jersey county PRIvaTE PRoPERTy No hunting or trespassing on any property owned by Gary Rothe, Teri Rothe Kirbach and Debra Rothe in Jerseyville, Illinois in Jersey County. Violaters will be prosecuted. 12.19.14

900d No TRESPaSSINg Pike county No TRESPaSSINg on any and all land owned by Double Creek Farms, Inc. TF

1100a REal ESTaTE calhoun county mUlTI-UNIT RENTal property. Great income producing property. Priced to sell! Call Chris at the Bank of Calhoun. 618-5762211. TF

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B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County 1200 Services* 1300 Wanted* 1310 Web Sites* 1400 Work Wanted 1500 Yard Sales A: Calhoun County B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County

Commercial Building for rent Hardin, IL

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

SEaRcHINg FoR prime farmland to lease for deer and/or turkey hunting rights. Any size acreage considered. We are not an outfitter and only leasing for our own personal use. Ref. available. 937-2140460. 3.26.14


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

3BR HoUSE with unattached garage w/ building.. 309 W. Congress, Griggsville. Call 217-2481958. 3.5

lookINg To lEaSE hunting ground. Short term or long term. 618-550-9406.

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1100d REal ESTaTE Pike county

FaRm lEaSE seekingup to 300 acres to lease in or near Pike County for hunting. Absolutely not an outfitter, just family and close friends. 601-466-4436. 2.19

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DEADLINES: Classified ads, Monday 3:30 p.m. (For placement and for cancellation.) CLASSIFIED RATES: First insertion, 25¢ per word, minimum $6. Consecutive repeat insertion, 15¢ per word, minimum $5. Prepayment is required. Any change in original ad will be considered start of a new ad. Blind Ad, $4 service charge, plus postage if replies are to be mailed. Yard Sales, $6 up to 20 words. No Trespassing notice, one year, up to 20 words, $60. ADVERTISING POLICY The following are policies of: Calhoun News-Herald, Greene Prairie Press, Jersey County Journal, Pike Press, Scott County Times and The Weekly Messenger: We are not responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of display and classified advertising. One free insertion will be allowed for a classified ad with a significant mistake. Please let us know immediately. The newspaper reserves the right to edit or reject any advertisement submitted for publication. Yard Sale and Work Wanted ads are payable in advance. Proper identification is required of persons placing ads. A F.O.I.D. card will be asked for when selling a firearm. No exceptions will be allowed. Newspaper reserves the right to refuse any advertising, including the right to do so after the ad has been accepted for publication but before publication occurs. The advertiserʼs sole remedy for such refusal shall be the refund of the funds paid to purchase the ad. Advertisements are accepted by the newspaper upon the representation that the agency and/or advertiser is authorized to publish the contents and subject matter of the advertisement and that it is not libel-

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Antiques ~ Primitives ~ Guns ~ Hunting & Fishing Collectibles

Porcelain & Cast Iron Cookstoves - - Stoneware - - Farm & Kitchen Primitives Collector’s Fans - - Dishes - - 30 Showcases Full Advertising Tins, Signs & Thermometers - - Local Advertising 30 Rifles, Shotguns & Hand Guns - - BB Guns Vintage & Modern Fishing Tackle - - Pocket Knives inc/Case XX - - Military Archery - - Indian Artifacts - - Mounts - - Reloading Wood & Paper Shell Boxes - - Winchester Tools & Lights Firearm Store Displays - - Vintage & Collector’s Ammo - - Powder Cans Game Calls - - Hunting Collectibles See 500 Photos at * 2 Auction Rings All Day - - Sale Held Indoors Alan Kaufman Estate, Age 52 - 2nd of 4 Auctions

208 ACRES +/- • 4 TRACTS Friday, March 7, 2014 • 11 AM Auction Location- Crossroads Center 125 W. Jefferson St. Pittsfield, IL Property Location: 30526 Jim Town Hollow Rd Rockport, IL. 2.5 miles west of Summer Hill, IL. Tracts are in Sections 15 & 16 of Atlas Twp., Pike Co, IL.

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Tract 1: 46 ac m/l, 33.5 tillable FSA acres. Rolling productive tillable, 2 ponds, pasture, waterways. South of Jim Town Hollow Rd & west of the Tract 4 home-site. Tract 2: 114 ac m/l, 84.14 tillable FSA acres. Rolling tillable, timber, pond, pasture & grass. Borders Tracts 1, 3 & 4. Access via Jim Town Hollow Rd at the NE corner of the farm. Tract 3: 41 ac m/l. Approx. 50/50 pasture & timber. Fenced, year-around spring! Scenic secluded home-site potential! West of Tracts 1& 2. Jim Town Hollow Rd borders on north side. Tract 4: 7 ac m/l, House, Shed, Bins, Pond, Pasture. 1590 s.f. 3-BR, att. garage, fireplace, hardwood, basement, rural water! 40x60’ machine shed, 3 bins, grain leg/mill, 2 outbuildings. Pond, pasture & lots. Jim Town Hollow Rd frontage and may view tracts at their convenience. To view the home or for more info please contact Brian Curless at 217-242-1665 or email: Attorney for Sellers- Ron Hoskin 130 S Madison Pittsfield, IL 217-285-4822

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February 22nd & 23rd • 2014



Friday, February 21 • 11 AM

Auction Location: Crossroads Center 125 W. Jefferson St. Pittsfield, IL 547.37 AC m/l • 5 TRACTS 386 ac Productive Tillable Land • 52 ac CRP • 47 ac Pasture • Timber • 3-BR Brick Home • Buildings • 20K bu. Grain Storage • Great Opportunity!


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KENDRICK AND BETTY FESLER ESTATE Curless Auction – Brian Curless Auctioneer 217-285-5211 IL Lic. #440000013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY- PITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Financial Illinois, Inc. Plaintiff, vs.

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Mary J. Moss; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Charles Moss; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on March 30, 2012, I, Sheriff, Paul Petty of Pike County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 4, 2014 , commencing at 9 AM, at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 P.I.N.: 46-038-11 First Mortgage Lien Position; SingleFamily Residence; Judgment Amount $99356.49 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Pike County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) 2.19.14, 2.26, 3.5

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TAX NO. 42-04-243-007-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 25484 CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $125,137.19. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certi-

fied funds; balance, by certified funds, within 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 further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce. com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1215729 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I586679 2.5.14, 2.12, 2.19

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(Left) Jacob Varble rises for a shot near the basket against Madison Tuesday at Jersey Community High School. The junior totaled game-highs with 20 points and 19 rebounds, but the Trojans had five players reach double-digit scoring to claim a 69-65 decision. (Above) Panthers head coach Stote Reeder makes a point during a timeout of the team's non-conference outing against Madsion Tuesday at JCHS. (Above right) Jersey senior Kyle Obertino finishes a layup at the hoop against Madison Tuesday at Jersey Community High School. Obertino scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting and added five rebounds. Classmate Luke Shively had 11 points, too, plus seven rebounds and four assists. (Right) Billy Ritchey readies an inbound pass against tight Madison defense Tuesday at JCHS. The Panthers senior chipped in four points. Jersey is 16-9 overall this season and 4-3 within the Mississippi Valley Conference after a 52-46 win against Triad Friday at JCHS. Jersey trailed 28-25 at halftime and 37-35 through three quarters, but came back with a 17-9 run through the fourth. Kyle Steckel led all scorers against Triad with 23 points on 7-of-8 shooting including five 3-pointers.









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SAM ELLioTT Jersey County Journal Brandon Critchfield booked his second trip to the IHSA wrestling state tournament in as many seasons by placing fourth in the 120-pound weight class at the Chatham Class 2A Sectional Saturday at Glenwood High School. The Jersey Community High School sophomore — the first wrestler in program history to qualify for the state tournament in each of his first two years with the Panthers — is 33-9 this season. Seeking his first win on the state's largest wrestling stage, Critchfield will face 32-11 sophomore Dylan Duncan of Lombard Montini in the preliminary round of 120-pound competition Thursday at the State Farm Center in Champaign. His previous experience at the state tournament should pay off this time around. "He already knows what to expect," JCHS head coach Allen

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Snyder said. "When you're a young kid, going up there and seeing this for the first time — you're in Lala Land. It's a shock. So he, already being there once, knows what to do, where we're going to be and what to expect. That part of it all he'll be OK with." Critchfield began a 3-2 day at the Chatham Sectional by beating Zac Lawyer of Charleston 15-1. "That's a great way to start," Snyder said. "That's about the best you can ask for coming out with just a warmup and a good, confident match with no mistakes. Everything went well and he was ready for the next ones. The next ones were tough." A 1-0 win against Glenwood's T.J. Wrigley in the bracket's quarterfinals came next. An escape by Critchfield around the midway point of the second period was the match's lone scoring and he kept Wrigley at bay the rest of the way. "You just have to stay smart and keep thinking," Critchfield said. "You just do anything to stay alive."

Civic Memorial's Drake Boverie won a 4-0 semifinal decision on his way to a second-place finish, but Critchfield bounced back with an 8-2 win against Mt. Vernon's Quintin Favors in a third-place semifinal. "Really every match other than the first one could have gone either way," Snyder said. "Every match was close. It just depends who gets that one move to score a couple points and hold the other guys off." Danville's Javeonte Cider beat Critchfield in an 8-6 decision in the third-place match. Submitted Photo

Jersey Community High School sophomore Brandon Critchfield grapples with an opponent Saturday at the Chatham Class 2A Sectional at Glenwood High School. Critchfield placed fourth in the 120-pound weight class to qualify for the state tournament.

Close call goes against Lady Birds at buzzer SAM ELLioTT Jersey County Journal As the game's final seconds ticked away one after another, the Carlinville Class 2A Sectional semifinal between Southwestern and Riverton High School was set to end in one of two ways. Either Southwestern was going to win a 53-52 decision — in which sophomore Kelsey Rhoades' jumper with 8.3 seconds to play would become the game-winning basket — or Riverton was going to score in the final 6.9 seconds following a timeout and escape with a victory. Unfortunately for the Lady Piasa Birds, Riverton's Carlie Cuffle put the ball in the basket after an offensive rebound off a missed layup by Lindsay Pearson to give her team a 54-53 victory Tuesday at Carlinville High School. Supporters of the two teams left Carlinville with very different opinions on whether or not Cuffle's game-winner left her hands before the final buzzer sounded. "I thought it was after the buzzer," Southwestern head coach Steve Wooley said. "I was actually watching for the buzzer to go off and I still saw the ball in her hand. With the lights [around the backboard], it’s a little easier obviously, but still it’s a judgment call and [the officials] are here to make those judgments." Wo o l e y expressed disappointment with the crew of referees for not at least meeting to discuss the play before it being ruled a made basket. The Lady Birds trailed 27-23 at halftime and got down by as many as nine points in the third quarter, but fought back with a 9-0 run to draw even and then took a 43-42 advantage into the fourth. "We got down big there by nine at one point — big in this game," Wooley said "I’m very proud of our comeback. They, physically, were much stronger and bigger than us. Fighting back from nine down and taking the lead — I can’t speak enough about these kids. They have big hearts and it’s just sad there at the end. You’d like to get that break at the end, but you don’t always get it." Sophomore Madison Greeling led Southwestern with 19 points, including 12 in the third quarter alone after she finished the first half with just five points and three fouls. "She knew she got herself in foul trouble and shouldn’t have," Wooley said. "She was out there trying to make up for it and we got her into a set where she was having some success and she went with it." Rhoades scored six of her 12 points in the fourth

Four-game winning streak snapped

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Southwestern junior Ashlyn Ringhausen drives to the hoop against Riverton Tuesday at Carlinville High School. Ringhausen — one of three Lady Piasa Birds to reach double-digit scoring — chipped in 10 points, but Southwestern was edged 54-53 in a Carlinville Class 2A Sectional semifinal matchup. The Lady Birds finished their 2013-14 season 26-3.

quarter, including the would-be game-winning bucket had Cuffle's last shot been disallowed. Junior Ashlyn Ringhausen added 10 points and sophomore Erin Laubscher was next for the Lady Birds with nine. "I can’t speak enough of all them. They all did a great job and everybody did their job on our team to make it successful," Wooley said. "It’s just tough that it has to come down to that type of ending. "I thought they handled themselves and their composure was great. They made a heck of a comeback in this game and gave ourselves that opportunity to win," the coach added. "To have something out of your control decide the game is kind of tough." Southwestern ends its South Central Conference championship season with a 26-3 record.

Panthers junior Jacob Varble gets tangled up with a Madison defender Tuesday at Jersey Community High School. Varble totaled a game-high 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting with 19 rebounds, three blocks, as many steals and two assists, but the Panthers had their four-game winning streak come to an end as Madison won a 69-65 decision. For more, see page C9.

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Lady Birds sophomore Kelsey Rhoades shoots over a Riverton defender Tuesday at the Carlinville Class 2A Sectional. Rhoades finished with 11 points and gave Southwestern a 53-52 lead with 8.3 seconds to play, but Riverton won 54-53 when Carlie Cuffle's shot at the buzzer was ruled to have been released just before time expired.

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Kyle Steckel just gets off a pass against tight Madison defense Tuesday at Jersey Community High School. The Panthers senior scored 19 points on 50-percent shooting with four steals and as many assists against the Trojans.






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In The Matter of The Estate of GERTRUDE T. BICK

In The Matter of The Estate of EDWARD SMITH

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CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of TINA MARIE CLOTHER of Jersey County, Illinois. Letters of Administration were issued on February 5, 2014, to CHRISTOPHER CLOTHER whose address is 1141 Warren St., Jerseyville, Illinois 62052, Administrator and whose attorney is Todd W. Parish, Strang & Parish, Ltd. 108 N. Lafayette St., Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052. The estate will be administered without court supervision unless, under Section 28‑4 of the Estates Act (755 ILCS 5/28‑4), any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court, Jersey County Courthouse, Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052, or with the Administrator or Attorney on or before August 13, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of any claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 7th day of February, 2014. Charles Huebener CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Todd W. Parish Strang & Parish, Ltd. Attorney for Administrator 108 N. Lafayette St. Jerseyville, IL 62052 Ph. (618) 498‑6821

DECEASED. CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Gervase P. Zipprich of Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Letters of office were issued on February 3, 2014 to James J. Zipprich whose address is 1212 Cemetery Rd., Jerseyville, IL 62052, as Independent Administrator, and whose attorney is William H. Strang, Strang & Parish, Ltd., 108 N. Lafayette St., Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052. The estate will be administered without court supervision unless, under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284), any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Probate Division, Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052, or with the Independent Administrator or Attorney, or both, on or before August 15, 2014 and any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Independent Administrator and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

William H. Strang #03124606 Strang & Parish, Ltd. Attorney for Independent Administrator 108 N. Lafayette St. Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-6821

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NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 10, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Jersey County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Liquid Solution Hydrografx, LLC, located at 33526 Kane Rd., Medora, IL 62063. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014 STEPHEN D POHLMAN COUNTY CLERK 2.12.14, 2.19, 2.26

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER 100068 To: JENNIFER DAIKER & / OR UKNOWN OCCUPANTS TODD W PARISH ATTY FOR ADAM LEE ROSE & BECKY LYNN ROSE ADAM L ROSE & / OR BECKY L ROSE STEPHEN POHLMAN JERSEY COUNTY CLERK and all unknown owners, occupants, beneficiaries, heirs, devisees or parties interested. A Petition for a Tax Deed on the premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of Jersey County, Illinois, as Case Number 14-TX-2. On 06/17/2014, at 8:30 a.m., the Petitioner will make an application to such court in Jersey County, Illinois for an Order on the Petition that a Tax Deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TOWN LOT 10 BLK 4


CKA: 409 N LAFAYETTE JERSEYVILLE IL 62052 and was sold on 11/7/2011 for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/06/2014. SCOTT SIERON PETITIONER

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PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER 100141 To: RICHARD J LONG & / OR UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS VI INC STEPHEN POHLMAN JERSEY COUNTY CLERK SANDRA LONG, and all unknown owners, occupants, beneficiaries, heirs, devisees or parties interested. A Petition for a Tax Deed on the premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of Jersey County, Illinois, as Case Number 14-TX-4. On 06/17/2014, at 8:30 a.m., the Petitioner will make an application to such court in Jersey County, Illinois for an Order on the Petition that a Tax Deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: S1 T6 R12 UNPLATTED PARCELS SE COR E 1/2 NW 1/4 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER: 08051-002-00 CKA: 21484 CROXFORD RD GRAFTON IL 62037 and was sold on 11/7/2011 for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/06/2014.



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Notice is given of the death of Edward Smith of Jerseyville, Illinois. Letters of office were issued on February 25, 2013, to James Bick, 704 Cemetery Road, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052, as Executor, whose attorney is Scott W. Schultz, 105 E. Exchange Street, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the JERSEY County Courthouse, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052, or with the representative, on or before July 1, 2014, and any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

Notice is given of the death of Edward Smith of Medora, Illinois. Letters of office were issued on January 25, 2012, to Paula Gorham Smith, 33609 Pike Road, Medora, Illinois 62063, as Executor, whose attorney is Scott W. Schultz, 105 E. Exchange Street, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the JERSEY County Courthouse, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052, or with the representative, on or before July 1, 2014, and any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

James Bick

Paula Gorham Smith

Scott W. Schultz

Scott W. Schultz

Scott W. Schultz Attorney for James Bick 105 E. Exchange Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-6816

Scott W. Schultz Attorney for Paula Gorham Smith 105 E. Exchange Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-6816

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Charles E. Huebener Clerk of the Circuit Court



Commercial Building for rent

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Hardin, IL

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To: CHARLES M BUIS JR & / OR UKNOWN OCCUPANTS OFFICER FOR FIRST BANK OFFICER FOR UNITED COMMUNITY BANK FKA UNITED COMMUNITY BANK BUNKER HILL ILLINOIS CORP SERVICE C AGENT FOR MRC RECEIVABLES CORP STEPHEN POHLMAN JERSEY COUNTY CLERK, and all unknown owners, occupants, beneficiaries, heirs, devisees or parties interested. A Petition for a Tax Deed on the premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of Jersey County, Illinois, as Case Number 14-TX-3. On 06/17/2014, at 8:30 a.m., the Petitioner will make an application to such court in Jersey, Illinois for an Order on the Petition that a Tax Deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: S19 T7 R10 PT E & S PT NE 1/4 SW 1/4. PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER: 019-009-00


CKA: 29242 HAVEN RD JERSEYVILLE IL 62052 and was sold on 11/7/2011 for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/06/2014 SCOTT SIERON PETITIONER

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TAX NO. 42-04-243-007-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 25484 CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $125,137.19. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1215729 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I586679 2.5.14, 2.12, 2.19

Public informational meeting The Jersey County Highway Department will hold a public informational meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Piasa Township Town Hall located at 17973 Lageman Lane, Brighton, IL 62012. This meeting will utilize an informal open house forum to present information for the Delhi Road Improvements-Phase 2 from Stagecoach Road to Grange Hall Road. The open forum session will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., you may come and go as you please. Representatives from the County and Heneghan and Associates P.C., designers of project, will be available to provide an overview of the project and to answer any questions. Related exhibits, maps and plans will also be available for public review. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to provide comment, input and feedback. For more information, contact Tom Klasner, County Engineer, 722 State Highway 16, Jerseyville, IL 62052, 618-498-9074. 2.19.14

Hardin, IL


OAK GROVE CEMETERY CITY OF JERSEYVILLE The City of Jerseyville is accepting applications for summer jobs with the Department of Public Property. Applicants must be 16-18 years old. Work Hours will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. until school is out and summer hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applications may be picked up at Oak Grove, 801 E. Spruce St. or at City Hall, 115 E. Prairie, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Applications must be returned on or before March 7, 2014. By Jack Metcalfe Superintendent of Public Property

Employment Opportunity Join our growing team at a community focused bank. Our mission is to provide customers unsurpassed service, and to provide an outstanding environment for our employees to succeed personally and professionally. Applications for PART-TIME are now available at our Hull, Winchester, White Hall and Jerseyville locations: Contact us: 108 East Adams, Pittsfield IL 63363 217-285-5585

An Equal Opportunity Employer

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS TO TEST FOR A POSITION ON THE ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR THE JERSEYVILLE POLICE DEPT Notice is hereby given that applications will be accepted by the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners of the City of Jerseyville, Illinois, for the purpose of examination for placement on the Police Department eligibility list for the City of Jerseyville, IL, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Application forms and information are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. in the City Clerk’s office at the Jerseyville City Hall, 115 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL 62052. All forms must be completed and returned to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:30 P.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

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By the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners Of the City of Jerseyville





Dated this 4th day of February, 2014.


Jerseyville, Illinois

CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of LAWRENCE SAMUEL ALLEN, of Jersey County, Illinois, who died on the 4th day of July, 2013. Letters of Office were issued on February 13, 2014, to PENELOPE J. ALLEN, whose attorney is Wittman and Lorton, P.C., 123 W. Pearl St., P.O. Box 190, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052, and LAWRENCE PATRICK ALLEN, whose attorney is Strang & Parish, Ltd, 108 N. Lafayette Street, Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052. The estate will be administered without court supervision unless, under Section 28-4 of the estates Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4), any interested person may terminate independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, 201 West Pearl, Jersey County Courthouse, Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052, or with the representative or both on or before September 1, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Allison S. Lorton Todd Parish Wittman and Lorton, P.C. Strang & Parish, Ltd. 123 W. Pearl St. 108 N. Lafayette Street P.O. Box 190 Jerseyville, Illinois 62052 2.19.14, 2.26, 3.5

GENERAL INFORMATION 832 South State St., P.O. Box 407, Jerseyville, IL 62052 Ph: 618-498-1234 Fax: 1-630-206-0320 Submit your news: Advertising information:

Help Wanted Welder Trainee or Welder,- East Carondelet, Il Ingram Barge Company has an opening in their East Carondelet, IL. location. Candidates must possess a valid Driver’s license, GED/High School Diploma. This position requires basic knowledge in Arc welding. Marine or shipyard welding is preferred. Previous manual labor is required, and bobcat operation a plus. Work schedule is a standard 40 hours per week, overtime may be required. Schedule may vary depending on operational needs. Generous daily wage and excellent benefits package. Interested candidates must apply online at EOE, M/F/V/D.

OFFIce hOurS: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. AdvertISIng POLIcy: We are not responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of display and classified advertising. Please let us know immediately upon publication of any errors. Responsibility is limited to the cost the space error occupies in the ad. All transactions under $50 must be paid in advance. Proper identification of the person placing the ad is required. The Jersey County Journal reserves the right to reject or edit any advertisement submitted for publication. deAdLIneS: Society-weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, Noon Monday; Classified ads, 3p.m. Monday; Display advertising, 5p.m. Monday. We reserve

the right to reject any photo that will not reproduce clearly. PhOtOS And rePrIntS: 5x7-$9.00; 8x10-$10.00. Copies: 81/2 x 11: 20¢ per copy; 8 1/2 x 14 to 11 x 17: 25¢ per copy. AdvertISIng rAte: $11.66 per column inch. example: 1 column by 3 inches would be 3 col. inches x $11.66 = $34.98 For more information about display rates, quantity discounts and insert rates, contact the Jersey County Journal advertising department at 618-498-1234. cArdS OF thAnKS, MeMOrIALS: $7.95 minimum; 25¢ per word after 65 words, prepaid. tO MAIL A SIngLe ISSue: $4



Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Jerseyville, Illinois



730 S. State St. Suite A, Jerseyville, IL 62052 618-498-2321


500 N. Main St., Carrollton, IL 62016 217-942-5182


NEW LISTINGS Roberta Wallace


Managing Broker


401 E Fairgrounds Ave. Jerseyville

$187,500 3,115 sq ft., 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 fireplaces, 3 phase electric, wired for generator, barn, lakeStately Victorian Home in city limits. Karen Bertman 618-5356044

518 Short St. Jerseyville


24396 Powers Rd. Fieldon

$174,900 Your home in the country… Turn of the century charmer with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, FG/CA. Situated on 1 acre plus lot. Large inviting front porch. 36x50 pole barn, some appliances stay. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

9 Building lots in Greenbriar Estates Concrete roads, rural setting, spacious lots. Underground utilities. Water available at property. Start your new build today. Multiple lots available.

Kim Frazer Broker


All 9 lots can be purchased for $115,000 or priced separately from $15,900 to $24,500. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

520 3rd St. Carrollton

1003 Spruce St. Jerseyville

210 Curtis St. Jerseyville

Greenbriar Estates Jerseyville

1015 Giddings Ave Jerseyville Sue Beach

Karen Bertman




$40,000 Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

$55,000 Roberta Wallace 618-535-5820

$59,000 Bob Jones 618-498-2321




909 N. Liberty St. Jerseyville

506 N Harrison Jerseyville

RR1 Box 120 White Hall

$61,500 Molly Farmer 217-851-1663 1210 Locke St. Jerseyville



$62,500 Karen Bertman 618-535-6044 GREAT OPPORTUNITY, LARGE LOT

25554 Quail Chase Rd. Hettick 5.16 ACRES

Connie Hayes

Nikki Guyman





$93,900 Roberta Wallace 618-535-5820 4 BEDROOMS, FENCED YARD

401 Timber Ridge Dr. Grafton



Molly Farmer Broker



Box 56D HCR 61 Hardin 6 ACRES

$129,000 Connie Hayes 618-535-6784

$169,900 Kim Frazer 618-535-2262




23687 Jenny Ln. Jerseyville

307 Captains Ct. Grafton

COMMERCIAL LISTING 264 E Railroad St Shipman

Brad Stockstill Broker

$187,500 Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

$194,500 Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

$227,500 Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

$247,500 Karen Bertman 618-535-6044





$69,900 Kim Frazer 618-535-2262






531-533 S. Main St. Carrollton

708 W. Carpenter St. Jerseyville

409 Chestnut St. Greenfield

510 Chestnut St. Greenfield

422 N Main St. Greenfield

$45,000 Molly Farmer 217-851-1663

$300,000 Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

$65,000 Molly Farmer 217-851-1663

$19,000 Molly Farmer 217-851-1663

$9,000 Molly Farmer 217-851-1663

People fortunate enough to own their own plots of land often choose to fence in their pieces of paradise. Fences serve many purposes: to designate property boundaries, keep pets or children contained in a safe environment, corral livestock, offer privacy or add aesthetic appeal. Although installing a fence may seem like the right idea for you, going about it the wrong way may lead to problems among neighbors, particularly if you live where the houses are relatively close to one another. Some homeowners find fences become the final point of contention among disagreeable neighbors or create tension with a neighbor with whom you previously had a good relationship. Being courteous with fence plans is the way to avoid any animosity along the way. There are certain things you must do and should do if you plan to erect a fence. Most people find neighbors appreciate being informed of any decisions you are thinking of making to the property that can affect their views or their adjoining property. Before drawing up fence plans with a contractor, talk to the neighbors on

either side of your home and gauge their receptiveness to a fence. At this point, you may want to consider offering to make the fencing project a joint deal to save money should the neighbors decide to install a fence as well. Contractors will often discount if they have several customers doing an installation at the same time. Property owners can save by splitting the costs of the shared walls of the fence where their property lines meet. Explain your case for the fence. Most neighbors are receptive to the idea if they know the reasoning -especially if the desire for a fence is not to keep them at bay. It's hard to protest a fence that is a safety precaution for children. If your neighbor already has a fence, you must ask whether you can connect your fence panels into the support post on your shared side. Once you notify your neighbors as a courtesy, there are certain steps to take that will prevent any legal disputes down the road. Even the most easy-going neighbor could grow aggravated if the fence is put up carelessly or ends up partially on his prop-

Home features that have been gradually disappearing While home sales have increased, money is still tight in the building industry and among home buyers. As such, instead of over-the-top features in homes that were once becoming the norm, builders are now focusing on more value-conscious designs and offerings. The list of add-ons also has been reduced. So what can buyers expect to live without when buying a newly constructed home? Here are a few of the common features that are falling by the wayside. n Sunrooms: Although the "bring-the-outside-in" movement was once strong, builders are now focusing on home features that immediately add value and attract the eye of buyers. Therefore, they're putting their resources into linen closets and laundry rooms while de-emphasizing sunrooms. n Extended ceiling heights: It can take a lot of energy to heat rooms with 15-foot ceilings. As

a result, grandiose family rooms and two-story foyers are less attractive to buyers focused on saving money. Homeowners want spaces that are easier to heat and cool. n Luxury bathrooms: Many private residence luxury bathrooms rival those found at popular 4-star hotels. But luxury bathrooms are being phased out in favor of less expensive, more practical options. n Media rooms: Individuals certainly love their gadgets, but many of these gadgets have become smaller and more portable. That reduces the need for giant home theaters and gaming spaces. The design of new homes is changing to be more budgetfriendly and also represent the changing priorities of home buyers. As a result, today's newly designed homes will likely look much different from homes built just a few years ago.

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erty. The best way to prevent this is to apply for a new, professional property survey and have property lines indicated with paint or wood markers. Each town or city has different regulations with regard to fencing, so it is important to learn the ropes or hire a contractor who is familiar with the rules. It might be illegal to install

fences directly on the property line. The law might require the fence be installed a few inches inward. There also may be rules about how high fences can be in the front of the home, sides and back. Corner lot properties may have added regulations depending on whether the fence could prove a visual obstruction to drivers.



RR1 Box Box 83 AA Kampsville $175,000 North Calhoun, off the beaten path. Reclaimed barn wood constructed into a 6 yr old frame 1 ½ story with open loft & cathedral ceilings. Stone fireplace all custom flagstone, including some floors. Open floor plan, lots of windows to the west. Main level bedroom with double organized closet. Custom stair case, unique kitchen with work island & bar seating. Modern baths have a rustic look with out sacrificing style. Main floor laundry. Open loft, additional storage, setting room. Included is a 80 x 120 outbuilding that has pens for animals as well as electric and water. Wonderful design that will take you back when life was simple. Wonderful country setting. Horses welcome! Call Wendi Mielke 618-535-2930

113 E. Main St.,Grafton, IL (618)786-2036 Wendi Mielke, Managing Broker (618)535-2930

Bob Jones Broker/Owner



Specializing In Estate Sales, Land Auctions, Farm Equipment, etc. Let Us Sell Your Property By Sign Or Gavel!

309 Andrew, Jerseyville 3 Bedroom, 3 bath home on corner lot with 2 car attached garage. Priced for quick sell. Call Angie. $84,900

600 East Exchange, Jerseyville 3 bed, 1 bath, with big garage on corner lot. Contact Angie


703 Stryker, Jerseyville 3 Bed 1 bath, on a large lot. Contact Angie $75,000

210 Sheridan, Jerseyville 2-3 bedroom, 2 bath home, loaded with charm. 2 full lots, 2 car garage and separate workshop. Also space for your Big RV or 5th wheel trailer. Call Roger $120,000

Freedom Lane, Jerseyville Luxurious Senior Living - new construction. 2 or 3 bedroom available, 2 car attached garage. Reasonable association fees include lawn care and grounds maintenance, snow removal. Call Roger Starting at $167,000

906 High, Jerseyville 3 Bed, 1 Bath. This is clean move-in ready home on a corner lot. Lots of fresh paint and new kitchen flooring. Call Roger $75,000

701 June St., Jerseyville Local family owned business. Len’s Towing & Detailing. Turn-key deal, everything to carry on day to day operations. Call Stacey for details. $295,000

1025 West Hickory, Jerseyville 2 Bed, 1 bath, on corner lot, with 3 car attached garage. Call Stacey. $100,000

If you’re looking for land give us a call!


RESIDENTIAL • FARM • COMMERCIAL 110 S. State St., Jerseyville 62052 • Office: 618-639-6399 Fax: 618-639-6398







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Fence etiquette prevents disputes


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Charlene Morgan

$118,000 Molly Farmer 217-851-1663

$109,000 Connie Hayes 618-535-6784


Wednesday, February 19, 2014



Jerseyville, Illinois

Jersey County police and traffic The following police reports were filed between Feb. 10 and Feb. 14. These reports are public information and are obtained from the Jersey County Circuit Clerk’s office. All individuals listed have been arrested and charged, or cited in the case of traffic violations. All are innocent until proven guilty. The following individuals were charged with felonies: Reed, Robert W., dob 10-26-81, criminal damage/government property. Fogle, Joseph W., dob 11-20-59, child sex offender/public park. Hanneken, Erika L., dob 5-896, aggravated battery/great bodily harm and mob action/force/2+ persons. Widman, Schon D., dob 2-1696, aggravated battery/great bodily harm and mob action/force/2+ persons. Meier, Reese L. L., dob 7-2294, robbery, aggravated battery/ great bodily harm and mob action/ force/2+ persons. Gaddy, Devin S., dob 9-1495, robbery, aggravated battery/ great bodily harm and mob action/ force/2+ persons. Smith, Blake E., dob 7-14-92, manufacture/possess/adulterants. Thomas, Aaron L., dob 1-1083, aggravated DUI/3, operating an uninsured vehicle, transportation of alcohol/driver and registration expired.

The following individuals were charged with misdemeanors: Elders, Warren A., dob 11-25-71, disorderly conduct. Thompson, Brandy L. dob 7-1880, retail theft/display merchandise. Green, Elijah A. R., dob 12-7-95, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams. Antrobus, Devan E., dob 11-1992, possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams. Hagan, Eric B., dob 1-24-84, theft control intent. Beiser,, David V., dob 5-26-81, obstructing identification. Grogan, Cecil M., dob not available, theft control intent. The following individuals were charged with conservation violations: Yates, Bryan K., dob 10-9-65, falsify records and unlawful take/ possess deer. Rogers, Nathan W., dob 7-7-76, falsify record and unlawful take/ possess deer. Rogers, Steve A., dob 11-5-53, falsify record and unlawful take/ possess deer. The following individuals were charged with driving under the influence: Beachum, Tamara H., dob 6-1972. Beiser, David V., dob 5-26-81. Scott, Geoffrey J., dob 11-20-80. The following individuals were

issued traffic citations: Scoggins, Paul J., dob 9-10-75, registration expired. Baney, Rebecca N., dob 7-31-81, registration expired and operating an uninsured vehicle. Edelen, Tayler L., dob 7-1-94, fail to reduce speed. Maguire, James D., dob 8-6-93, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Preston, Kelsey N., dob 7-8-94, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Overholtzer, Jennie R., dob 11-16-96, registration expired and operating an uninsured vehicle. Beachum, Tamara H., dob 6-1972, fail to reduce speed and transportation of alcohol/driver. Little, Kelly R., dob 9-13-78, operating an uninsured vehicle. Moore, Lorne L., dob 8-4-79, operating an uninsured vehicle. Sharp, Elaine, dob 2-19-52, fail to reduce speed. Moore, Corey A., dob 5-19-96, operating an uninsured vehicle. Pilka, Elaine M., dob 3-16-47, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Hanten, Joshua R., dob 11-5-92, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Booth, Timothy W., dob 10-8-81, transportation of alcohol/passenger. Booth, John W., dob 10-8-81, transportation of alcohol/passenger. Parsell, Audrey L., 4-27-96, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Witt, Gary P., dob 7-27-59, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Pelletier, Kyla Jonquil, dob

6-14-94, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Jackson, Ashia Marie, dob 12-16-95, speeding 26-34 mph over limit. Conlee, Charles E. Jr., dob 10-290, driving on suspended license. Perrine, Elizabeth C., dob 11-491, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Reetz, Carl R., dob 7-2-40, driving 21-25 mph above the limit. Osborn, Barbara Middleton, dob 8-29-58, driving 21-25 mph above the limit and operating an uninsured vehicle. Robinson, Roosevelt III, dob 11-14-77, driving on suspended license. Turman, Jamie R., dob 11-14-97, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. McMillian, Taylor J., dob 1-292, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Johnsey, Warner E. Jr., dob 6-2380, operating an uninsured vehicle and driving 11-14 mph above the limit. Allen, Zachary T., dob 9-18-86, operating an uninsured vehicle. Presley, Cassandra N., dob 1-986, seat belt/passenger. Grogan, Cecil M., dob 8-2-88, transportation of alcohol/passenger.. Gust, Brian C., dob 11-3-92, operating an uninsured vehicle. Witt, Cody A., dob 11-7-84, registration expired.

Stay safe with supplemental heating When the weather begins to grow cold, individuals turn to supplemental forms of heat for a variety of reasons. The rising cost of home ownership as well as escalating fuel prices often set people on a search for the least expensive and most efficient ways to keep comfortable during the cold weather season. Space heaters, woodburning stoves and fireplaces are among the more common and popular supplemental heating sources. The same heating sources that can be cost-effective and safe when used correctly can become hazardous when safety guidelines are not followed. The National Fire Prevention Association states that in 2010 heating equipment was involved in an estimated 57,100 reported home structure fires in the United States alone, resulting in 490 deaths, 1,540 injuries and $1.1 billion in direct property damage. These fires accounted for 16 percent of all reported home fires. In an effort to prevent property damage or loss of life, homeowners should follow the safety guidelines that come with a supplemen-

tal heating device. Also, simple steps can prevent fire and injury. n Test smoke alarms monthly to ensure they are in proper working order. Should a malfunction of a heating appliance occur or a fire start, a smoke alarm could be your first indicator of a problem. n Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from any heating equipment, including a furnace, a wood stove, portable space heaters, or a fireplace. n Only use the fuel recommended by the product manufacturer. n A wood-, pellet- or coal-burning stove should be burned very hot at least twice a day for about 30 minutes to reduce the creosote buildup in the chimney or flue. n Chimneys should be professionally cleaned at the beginning of each use season to ensure there is nothing lodged within that can catch fire. n Electric space heaters should be kept away from walls, curtains and furniture. Many now feature tip-over safety features that will turn the unit off should it be tipped over. However, it is always advise-

able to use a space heater on a level, sturdy surface that is away from foot traffic in the room. n All supplemental heating sources should be turned off or extinguished before leaving the house or going to bed. n Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in every level of the home. Install the detectors close to all bedrooms. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that cannot be detected easily. It quickly robs the body of oxygen and can be fatal when present in high amounts. n Use safety screens in front of fireplaces to prevent sparks from escaping. n Make sure the damper is open every time you light a fire. n Do not move a heater while it is hot or fill it with fuel at this time, except when adding wood to a stove. n Cinders and ashes should be cleaned routinely from stoves and fireplaces and stored away from the home in a heat-safe container until cool. n Never position an electric

heater next to a water source. n Extension cords should not be used unless absolutely necessary. The cords should be heavy duty and meet the draw of the heating unit. Also, they should be run so they don't present a tripping hazard, but also so the cords themselves do not create a combustion hazard. n Children should not be allowed to touch or play near any heating appliances. Do not leave children or pets unattended in a room with a fire or space heater going. Before investing in a heating unit, homeowners should consider adding more insulation to homes or caulking drafty windows and doors as a method to warming a home. Whether out of necessity or just to provide an added measure of warmth to a home, many people use supplemental heating appliances frequently during the winter. Emphasizing safety when using such devices can prevent many of the fire hazards associated with these devices.


PIANO LESSONS: Half-hour lessons for $10. Call 618-4105406. FREE TO GOOD HOME: Fouryear-old male black Labrador retriever, neutered and shots, sweet and adorable. Call 618654-2302. FREE TO GOOD HOME: Sixyear-old male beagle, neutered and shots, smart and sweet. Call 618-654-2302.

$20; “Hemi: The Ultimate American V8,” $10; “Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years,” $50; “Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor,” $10; Call Bob at 618-535-6298. FOR SALE: Over 150 DVDs & 100+ VHS movies, documentaries & TV shows, also 38 vintage music albums, 95+ CDs, 46 cassette tapes, all mostly rock, $575 cash only, will separate. Call Bob at 618-535-6298.

FREE: Cute puppies, 8 weeks, one male and one female, mom is beagle, dad is lab. Call 618374-1759.

For sale: 1998 Chevy K1500 ext. cab 4x4, 8 ft. bed, 5.7 auto, $4,600; 1996 GMC ext. cab short bet 5.0 auto, $4,200; 2000 Lincoln LS, $3,500. Call 618-535-2988.

FOR SALE: HP desktop PC, good condition, $125. Call 618535-0043.

FOR SALE: 2 rear engine John Deere mowers, needs some work, $200 for both. Call 618-535-2988.

FOR SALE: Dell Studio 17 (1749) 17.3” (500 GB, Intel Core:3 37om@2.4GHZ, 4GB RAM) laptop computer, $350. Call Bob at 618-535-6298.

FOR SALE: Four 215/60/16 tires, $100; two 255/70/16 tires, $100. Call 618-535-2988.

FOR SALE: Ear corn, 6 gal. bucket, $3. Can deliver in Jerseyville. Call 618-946-2287 or 618-885-9533. FOR SALE: 17 Pepsi Cola caps, all new and dating way back when, all color and styles, $51 buys all. Call l618-372-3387. FOR SALE: Three large books: “Inside Out: History of Pink Floyd,” $10; “Rolling Stone Album Guide,” $10; “A History of Israel,” $10. Call Bob at 618-535-6298. FOR SALE: Four large books: “100 Years of Harley-Davidson,”

FOR SALE: Hover Round power chair. New gel batteries in April. Original ones lasted 6 yrs., chair has had very limited use. Great condition, $1,800. Call 618466-1110 or 618-334-2143 WANTED: To buy 12 or 13-foot disk. Call 618-639-2662. FOR SALE: Kitchen or dining room dark wood table with 4 chairs, bar height style, good condition, $150; beige couch with pull out bed, sits low, 3 cushions, good condition, $50. Call 618498-3589. FOR SALE: Frame and cylinder

for raising/lowering wagon bed, $50. Call 618-374-1759. FOR SALE: 5 ft. aluminum steps on wheels, heavy duty from car dealership, $75 OBO; old fridge, small, 5 ft. works good for camper or garage, $50 firm; 50 gallon GE electric water heater, new Home Depot, use one month, paid $369, will deliver $300. You pick up $250. Call 618-374-1759. FOR SALE: 1993 Massey Ferguson 231, 371 hrs., 35 hp, great condition, $10,000; Woods 6’ snow blower ( like new) $1500; 5 ft. brush hog $600; will consider selling all together B.O. Call 618-971-7387. FOR SALE: Four tool boxes with hand tools, typewriter, window fans, construction jack, 2 handicap walkers, 3 canes, 1 recliner, 2 bed pans, suitcases of assorted sizes, 4x10 wire gate, 2 mirrors (car/truck) for towing camper, 2 kerosene heaters, oscillating fans, 3 interior doors with hardware 28”W x 80” L, man’s bicycle, 2 handicap potty chairs. Call 618376-3891 after 5 p.m. If you leave a message please talk slowly. FOR SALE: 1998 Chevrolet ext. cab 4x4, 8 ft. bed, $4,200; 1996 GMC ext. cab 6 ft. bed, $3,800. Call 618-535-2988. FOR SALE: 2000 Chevy Impala, $3,800. Call 618-535-2988. FOR SALE: Huffy Tundra 24” mountain bike, 18 speed, excellent condition, $50. Call 498-6682. FOR SALE: Firewood. Call 618-

535-3883. FOR SALE: Firewood split and seasoned 1 year, ready to burn, sold by the truck load $50 to $65, depending on size of truck. Call 618-372-3363. FOR SALE: Lexmark X6150 allin-one printer, copier, scanner and fax, used, black and white print only, no install CD, but software is available online, $25 OBO. Call Bob at 618-535-6298. FOR SALE: One very large music related book, “U2 by U2,” $10; and 2 boxed scrapbooks about Bob Dylan, $10; and Jimi Hendrix, $10. All like new condition. Call Bob at 618-5356298. WILL HAUL FOR FREE: Appliances, scrap metal cars, motorcycles ,ATVs, refrigerators, scrap metal; also clean sheds, basements, houses and snow removal. Call 618-535-2988. WANTED: Antique bottles from Jerseyville and Alton area. Top dollar paid. Call 618-781-4806. WILL HAUL FOR FREE: Will pick up and haul off your old appliances, tillers, lawn mowers or any kind of scrap at no charge to you. Call 618-535-3883. WILL HAUL FOR FREE: Household appliances, lawn equipment, furnaces, lawn furniture, air conditioners, hot water heaters, BBQ grills, any scrap metal, etc. Will haul some furniture. Call 618-535-4213.


Hazelwood, Cassandra A., dob 2-15-96, operating an uninsured vehicle. Beiser, David V., dob 5-26-81, operating an uninsured vehicle, improper traffic lane usage and driving on revoked license. Pruitt, Kenneth W., dob 9-21-91, no valid registration and operating an uninsured vehicle. Pannell, Tyler K., dob 10-29-92, operating an uninsured vehicle. Rowling, Melissa J., dob 1-2-65, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Chandler, Kelsey S., dob 11-1491, driving 21-25 mph above the limit. McGowen, Sean M., dob 8-2289, transportation of alcohol/passenger. Oliver, Lane G., dob 10-18-96, operating an uninsured vehicle. Walker, Mona L., dob 1-3-66, improper traffic lane usage. Breedlove, Allen C., dob 7-2185, operating an uninsured vehicle. Reynolds, Stephen Z., dob 10-11-89, operating an uninsured vehicle. White, Jennifer M., dob 12-1562, fail right-of-way/intersection. Mundy, Donna M., dob 5-19-63, driving 15-20 mph above the limit. Alimi, Blerim, dob 9-9-84, driving on suspended license and driving 1-10 mph above the limit. Scott, Geoffrey J., dob 11-2080, improper traffic lane usage and operating an uninsured vehicle.

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE Of JULIA ROSE WITT, No. 14-P-4 DECEASED CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of JULIA ROSE WITT, of Jersey County, Illinois, who died on the 10th day of December, 2013. Letters of Office were issued on January 31, 2014, to KATHY J. BEIERMANN whose attorney is Wittman and Lorton, P.C., 123 W. Pearl St., P.O. Box 190, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052. The estate will be administered without court supervision unless, under Section 28-4 of the estates Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4), any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, 201 West Pearl, Jersey County Courthouse, Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052, or with the representative or both on or before August 8, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Wittman and Lorton, P.C. Attorney at Law 123 W. Pearl St. P.O. Box 190 Jerseyville, IL 62052. 2.19.14, 2.26, 3.5

Stretch dollars on your next road trip

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Road-trippers can employ several strategies to save money on the road.

In an era of escalated airline ticket prices and extra travel expenses, road trips have emerged once more as a popular and costconscious mode of vacationing for individuals and families. Nearly 80 percent of leisure trips in 2012 were made by car, says the U.S. Travel Association. Fodor's Travels advises taking road trips across Canada in the summer, when temperatures average 74o F (23o C) and snow and slush are a distant memory. Various trips exist that can take you through urban or rural areas. Those making road trips may be concerned about keeping costs down, particularly if saving money is the catalyst behind the road trip vacation. The following are a few tips to stretch dollars that much further on your next road trip. n Dine out sparingly. Road stops and drive-thru food expenditures can quickly add up during the course of a road trip. Therefore, pack the majority of the food you will eat in a cooler. Not only will this save money, it will mean food is at the ready when hunger strikes. Food need not be all cold snacks, like sandwiches. Frozen burgers or refrigerated frankfurters can be cooked on a camp stove or tossed on a grill at a park's picnic area. Save restaurant dining as a special treat during the vacation. n Look for inexpensive lodging. While on a road trip you may need to compromise some of the comforts of home to save some money. Motel rates are another trip budget-buster. But by mixing overnights at motels with less expensive options you may be able to mitigate costs. Camp out at a safe campsite and purchase a shower ticket so you can enjoy a cheap, hot shower the next day.

Spend a few nights under the stars; just be sure you have the right gear. Some also like to plan road trip routes between where relatives live and make pit stops at a friend or family member's home. When seeking motels, try to bargain and see if you're eligible for any rebates or coupons due to age or military status. n Map out cheaper gas stations. Today's smartphones have apps that enable you to find nearby gas stations. Such apps may even shed light on which filling stations offer the best prices on gasoline. n Don't speed. In addition to being illegal, speeding wastes gas. Stick to the speed limit to avoid potentially costly tickets and improve fuel efficiency. n Bring friends along. Friends will not only make the trip more fun, but they also can take turns driving and sharing the costs of the excursion. n Join a roadside assistance club. Vehicle problems are inevitable if you are a frequent roadtripper who's driving an older car. Avoid potentially costly towing costs by joining a roadside assistance club that will pay for your vehicle to be towed if necessary. n Have the proper paperwork. Keep a current copy of your car registration, license and proof of insurance with you on a road trip. This makes it much easier to deal with traffic stops along the way. Individuals and their passengers planning on visiting another country should have their passports available and follow the laws regarding bringing food or goods over the border to avoid fines. Road trips can be enjoyable excursions that cost far less than other vacations. Road-trippers can stretch funds even further with some handy tips.

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Jerseyville, Illinois

208,400 job openings online in January Median Earnings Between $10 and $48 an Hour

Employers in January advertised online for more than 208,400 individual job openings, according to the Conference Board and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Eight-five percent of the advertisements were for full-time work. The advertising reflects help-wanted activity for newly created and replacement positions. The actual number of openings exceeds 208,400 because some industries, such as construction, do not typically advertise online. “This independent report shows well paying career opportunities are abundant in our state,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “We know that educational attainment is the best predictor of employability. The most-often advertised jobs in January represent careers attainable through job training and college degrees.” Statewide, the five top advertised positions in January were truck drivers (7,014), registered nurses, (5,869), retail salespersons (4,644), mar-

keting managers (4,181) and first-line supervisors of retail sales workers (4,145). The median hourly wage for a truck driver is $20.57; registered nurse, $31.34; retail salesperson, $9.85; marketing managers, $48.78; and first-line supervisors of retail salesperson, $17.03. Typically, the positions include some benefits, such as health insurance, vacation and sick days. Included in the data are more than 130,000 positions advertised on IDES operates the state’s hiring board. Job seekers can build multiple resumes to emphasize different skills and experiences. Business owners can use keyword matching technology to search resumes and find the best candidate. is free for workers and employers. It compares favorably to private efforts that cost hundreds of dollars. No-cost HR recruitment services are available at the website and at 877-342-7533. Using to apply for jobs or record other work search efforts can ensure ongoing eligibility for current and future unemployment insurance benefits. Region 1 - Central Cass, Christian, Greene, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Menard, Montgomery,

Morgan, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby Counties Top fIvE oCCUpaTIoNS Sales and Related occupations: 1,016 jobs Transportation and Material Moving occupations: 847 jobs Healthcare practitioners and Technical occupations: 741 jobs office and administrative Support occupations: 579 jobs Management occupations: 456 jobs Region 9 – Southwestern Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington Counties. Top fIvE oCCUpaTIoNS Sales and Related occupations: 632 jobs Healthcare practitioners and Technical occupations: 581 jobs Computer and Mathematical occupations: 466 jobs food preparation and Serving Related occupations: 462 jobs office and administrative Support occupations: 420 jobs

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Paula Baumgartner, manager of the Jersey County Food Pantry, left, accepts a donation from Pat Goetten, vice-president of Farmers State Bank.

IDOT reminds drivers to watch for standing water on pavement Farmers State Bank donates Thawing Snow Could Lead to Flooding and Dangerous Driving Conditions in Illinois to Jersey County Food Pantry The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) advised motorists this week to travel with extreme caution as rain and thawing snow could lead to standing water on low-lying roads. The expected combination of a quick warming, rain, current river levels, ground frost depth, and then a temperature drop late in the week are creating the potential for flooding around the state. IDoT is monitoring the conditions to ensure safety across Illinois. Crews are working to clear storm drains and will respond to problem areas as necessary. “The forecasted rain and thawing snow may lead to standing water and possible hazardous driving conditions on roadways throughout the state,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary ann L. Schneider.

“Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution when encountering standing water over the next several days.” Flooding-related driving tips: n Do not drive through flooded areas n If a road covered by water seems shallow enough to cross, do not attempt to do so n If your car stalls, do not attempt to push it out; seek higher ground

Other Winter Safety Tips to Remember: n allow extra time for travel. n Don’t crowd the plow – a snow plow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they may not see you. n Be aware that black ice can

form on roads that appear clear and the unseen ice can be treacherous. Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges and shady areas - all are prone to black ice, which is often invisible. n always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full to help prevent the vehicle’s fuel line from freezing. n Do not travel during bad weather unless absolutely necessary - if you do have to make a trip, check the forecast and make sure someone is aware of your travel route and schedule. n always carry an emergency car care kit that contains jumper cables, flares or reflectors, windshield washer fluid, a small ice scraper, traction material, blankets, non-perishable food and a first aid kit.

n Carry a few extra blankets in your car, and perhaps an extra coat to ensure protection in case of a breakdown. n Carry a cell phone and dial *999 for roadway assistance in case of emergency (but remember using handheld phones while driving is illegal if it is not an emergency situation). n always wear a seat belt, front seat or back – it’s the law. n Check travel and road conditions routinely before any trip. You can get road condition information by calling 1-800-452-IDoT (4368), Illinois Tollway information by calling 1-800-ToLL-fYI or online at and click on the “winter road conditions” icon.

paula Baumgartner, Manager of the Jersey County food pantry recieved a $406 donation from pat Goetten, vice president – farmers State Bank. Two-hundred-fifty dollars of the donation came as a result of the Santa Dollars Charity fundraiser and $156 from the Jersey County Business association Charity Tree Contest conducted by the bank. Santa Dollars were sold for $2.50 each, which included a Santa Dollar; a collectible keepsake that is real United States currency with a Santa seal that covers George Washington, and a special gift envelope. one dollar from each Santa Dollar sold was donated to charity with the bank matching dollar –for-dollar the

amount raised from the sales; doubling the amount raised for charity. Santa Dollars were sold by farmers State Bank at all its offices; Jerseyville, pittsfield, Winchester, White Hall, and Hull. Jersey County businesses volunteered to decorate a Christmas tree at their establishment as part of a Tree Decorating Contest. The tree receiving the most donations was the winner. people were asked if they would like to donate to the food pantry – the charity selected by the bank to receive the donation. onehundred-fifty-six dollars was raised and donated by farmers State Bank to the Jersey County food pantry which made the food pantry the real winner.

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The Shining Knight winners from St. Francis/Holy Ghost School the week of Feb. 10 through Feb. 14 were, left to right, Landon Vahle, Libby McCormick, Allison Geiger, Savana Palos and Lilly Smith.



In conjunction with Jerseyville Banking Center, Jersey Community High School has selected its “Students of the Month.” The recipients for the month of January were Samantha Ayres (8th), and Ruth Speidel (9th). The selection of a “Student of the Month” is based upon the number of F.O.C.U.S. nominations a student receives for a given month. F.O.C.U.S. (Finding One Clearly Unique Student) is a program developed by the J.C.H.S. Student Council. Each week teachers may recognize students who have performed well in their classes by selecting them as F.O.C.U.S. students for that particular week. They are being congratulated by Allison Hagen of Jerseyville Banking Center.

Governor Quinn announces Illinois is nation’s top green building state U.S. Green Building Council ranks Illinois Number one in the sustainable building design movement Governor pat Quinn has announced that the U.S. Green Building Council has ranked Illinois number one among all 50 states in the sustainable building design movement. Illinois has more than 29 million square feet of certified green buildings, or 2.29 square feet for every resident. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. “Both the public and private sectors in Illinois recognize that long-term investments in 21st century infrastructure should be done in ways that reduce energy consumption and protect the environment,” Governor Quinn said. “Illinois is proud to be the nation’s green buildings leader, and we are proof that a smaller environmental footprint can help us step toward energy independence.” The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of the movement for sustainable building design, construction and operation. Utilizing less energy and water, LEEDcertified spaces save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. “In the face of the extraordinary global challenge of climate change, our national imperative to create resource-efficient and cost-effective green buildings has never been greater,” USGBC president, CEo and founding Chair Rick fedrizzi said. “Illinois has a strong base of dedicated individuals who are using LEED to transform its built infrastructure into high-performing spaces that promote the health of our planet and the people who use these buildings each and every day.” “Illinois’ national ranking is the result of the robust

network of businesses committed to sustainability working together with elected officials who understand the benefits of green building,” said Brian Imus, executive director of the Chicago-based USGBC Illinois Chapter. “It’s great to see passion from so many people making an impact and moving Illinois closer to the goal of everyone living, working and learning in a green and healthy building.” The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2013. Illinois certified 171 projects representing 29,415,284 square feet of real estate, or 2.29 square feet per resident, in 2013. USGBC calculates the list using per-capita figures as a measure of the human element of green building, allowing for a fair comparison of the level of green building taking place among states with significant differences in population and, accordingly, number of overall buildings. a few notable projects that certified in Illinois in 2013 include: n The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, LEED Gold n Choices Mental Health facility in ottawa, LEED platinum n 300 North LaSalle, a 57-story, 1.3 million-squarefoot tower in Chicago developed and managed by USGBC platinum Member Hines, LEED platinum n The Caterpillar visitors Center in peoria, LEED Gold n Engine Company 16 in Chicago, LEED platinum n Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, LEED platinum n powell Elementary School in Chicago, LEED Gold n Lincoln Land Community College Workforce Development Center in Springfield, LEED Silver


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In conjunction with Jerseyville Banking Center, Jersey Community High School has selected its “Students of the Month”.” The recipients for the month of January were Destiny Holder (10th), and Connor Ashlock (11th). The selection of a “Student of the Month” is based upon the number of F.O.C.U.S. nominations a student receives for a given month. F.O.C.U.S. (Finding One Clearly Unique Student) is a program developed by the J.C.H.S. Student Council. Each week teachers may recognize students who have performed well in their classes by selecting them as F.O.C.U.S. students for that particular week. They are being congratulated by Allison Hagen of Jerseyville Banking Center.

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