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Catfish Point getting fishing dock.

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Racing reunion this weekend in Pittsfield.

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Is there a way for Color Drive to continue? By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The news of the discontinuance of the Fall Color Drive has had time to settle and have the shock and disappointment wear off. Now is the time for action as a variety of individuals are searching for compromises or

answers. The conflict began when unpasteurized cider was sold at the 2016 Fall Color Drive,making dozens of people sick, some requiring extensive hospital stays with medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lawsuits have been filed and color drive committee

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Judge dismisses four defendants from suit By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Judge Frank McCartney has issued his ruling on the dismissal of four defendants in the law suits connected to the sale of unpasteurized cider at the 2016 Fall Color Drive In Barry. Two defendants who asked to be dismissed had their motion denied and three other defendants did not make a request. Peggy Hill and Marilyn Hyde, chairpersons of the Fall Color Drive, and Barb Brown, the site coordinator at Barry where the product was sold, have been dismissed from the suit filed by Melanie Geisendorfer, one of those who became critically ill after consuming the cider. Hill and Hyde have also been dismissed from a similar suit filed by Thomas Sipes and Tameka Sipes. Brown was not named as a defendant in that case. The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has also been dismissed from

members have resigned for fear of being named in another suit. The 29-yearold event was cancelled as several of the partcipating communes didn’t feel there was any way they could afford insurance and other communities could not find anyone wanting to take the risk (See, DRIVE, A2)

both cases. McCartney said, in his ruling that Hill, Hyde and Brown, that a “special relationship must be pleaded and proven in order to impose duty on these defendants. No such duty has been pleaded or could be pleaded in this case.” The second part of his ruling cited the federal Volunteer Protection Act. He said the three were acting within the scope of their respective responsibilities on behalf of a non-profit organization. He ruled similarly regarding the Pike County Chamber of Commerce as defendants, also dismissing the case against them. “The court does not find that a special relationship existed and the occurrence was not “reasonably forseeable.’ The court does not find there was a duty for the PCCC to insure the safety of the patrons attending the festivals and community events it promotes.” He also ruled the PCCC is protected by the Tort Immunity Act. (See, DISMISS, A2)

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By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press With the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to alter their name, to Scouts, and allow girls into the boy scout activities, there is mixed opinion as to whether it is a good idea. The BSA voted to allow girls into the packs starting June 1. “It’s up to the charter organization if they want to include girls into the pack,” Todd Lamison of the Mississippi Valley Boys Scouts. “If not the girls can start their own pack. It takes five youth to start a new pack. It can be five girls, five boys,or five boys and girls.” Jamison said he liked the idea because it takes the pressure off families who may have a son and daughter wanting to participate. “They are in one location,” he said. “There are no conflicts.” Other local individuals involved in Scouts are cautious about endorsing the move. “In areas like ours, where there are opportunities for girls to join a troop, I don’t see a reason for it,” Tina Veile, the parent of a local Boy Scout, said. She, however, said she was

“I don’t see it as a problem with the younger groups, as there’s not so much intermingling.”

Alisha Ballinger Scout Master not fully against it, and would not be pulling her son from the troop based on the decision. Alisha Ballinger, Scoutmaster of Pittsfield’s Pack #18, believes it would be fine for younger groups, but would not be wise for older ones. Her troop recently took a parental vote on whether their Cub Scouts would allow girls, and a majority “nay” was recorded Jill Buchanan, Scoutmaster for Griggsville’s Pack #17, held Veile’s view and saw absolutely no problem allowing a mixed troop. She believed it was the family’s decision as to whether it would be appropriate. The exact details as to how camping trips and other activities will be conducted with the (See, SCOUTS, A2)

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Griffin Nash, left and his older brother, Ky Nash, take advantage of the cool water on one of the warmer days last week at the Griggsville Park during girl’s softball practices. Little League games start this week in the Pike County area with temperatures reaching the upper 80’s for the next seven days.

New signage promotes Lincoln history By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press New signage will soon be noticed at the entrances to Pittsfield. The signs informing those coming into town that they are entering a site on the Lincoln Heritage Trail will be placed at the two exits from I-72 that lead into Pittsfield as well as at each end of town on Illinois 106, at North Jackson and an extra for the visitors center in the Community Center. The signs ares similar to those scattered throughout the United States denoting National Parks under the

guardianship of the National Park Service. Located on both state and federal highways, the signs out line the boundaries of the Lincoln Heritage Area to let travelers know they have entered a federally designated heritage area. “These are because of our inclusion in the Lincoln Heritage Trail,” Kathy Zimmerman, a member of the local Lincoln group, said. According to Zimmerman, the United States Congress designated 42 counties in Illinois as part of the Abraham Lincoln Heritage Area (ALNHA). Of the 42 counties, there

are 24 official Looking for Lincoln communities. Pike was included in the group and Pittsfield is a designated community. The region extends from Quincy, to Bloomington to Alton, Danville and Charleston. There are more than 300 Lincoln Historic site/attractions/exhibits. The premise behind the idea of the ALNHA, promoted by both Darrin LaHood, state representative and Dick Durbin, state senator, was that few individuals have influenced American history the way Lincoln did. The Looking for Lincoln Heritage

Coalition was established in 1998 and the ALNHA came along 10 years later. Zimmerman said there are 49 National Heritage Projects in the United States and the Lincoln one is one of, if not the biggest. Ironically, the first National Heritage Area was designated in Illinois in 1984. President Ronald Regan signed the legislation making the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor official. A gathering of National Heritage officials will be held in October in Springfield and Zimmerman is hopeful some of those visitors will branch out (See, SIGNAGE, A2)

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on the courthouse lawn

The Pittsfield High School Jazz Band tours each year, the Friday after the spring band concert. This year in addition to South Elementary School, Pikeland Communty School and Liberty Village, the 22- member band decided to do a concert on the courthouse lawn. The group played several selections including “Jive at Five” by Count Basie, “Work Song” by Nat Adderly and “Buffalo Wings” by Mike Carubia. Even the wind and gnats did not deter passing visitors from pulling up a lawnchair and enjoying the tunes.


milk and mom

Karter Risley, son of Michael and Kayt Risley, enjoyed his milk and “Muffins with Mom” May 11 at the Griggsville-Perry school cafeteria. Several moms and students attended the breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. which was sponsored by the Griggsville-Perry PTO.


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Catfish Point

getting a fishing dock

Pittsfield Lake’s Catfish Point, near the model airplane strip, is receiving a fishing dock designed for the disabled. The speculated Memorial Day completion was confirmed by city worker Ken Gwartney, shown above. “We should finish our part [the concrete structure] in about a week, and then the deck guys will come in to finish it up,” Gworteny said. The dock and the preparation work will be funded using the tree harvesting profits.


(Continued from A1) of being sued individually should a problem arise. Although there has not been any announced, organized effort, individuals have floated the idea of a countywide garage sale that day or some other event that would bring shoppers to Pike County. The talked about events would utilize existing food service vendors with licenses and insurance such has area restaurants. But, other goods can cause liability issues as well. Josh Filbert of JB Filbert Agency, LLC., says there are ways to continue having the event, but each location and vendor needs insurance. “Each location needs to have it’s own insurance and each vendor needs to have insurance,” Filbert said. He said there was a wide range of costs depending on the coverage requested. Filbert said individuals who are counting on the municipality where the event is being held to provide cov-


(Continued from A1) Ernest and Leona Yoder also asked to be dismissed from the case. The couple rented a booth at the Barry portion of the Fall Color Drive and then allowed Steven and Linda Yoder to join them and sell the unpasteurized cider. Steven and Linda Yoder were not rented a site from the Fall Color Tour and only used Ernest and Leona’s site to conduct business, although it is alleged, they split the cost of the site. The Yoder’s attorney, John Leonard, of Mt. Sterling argued at the March hearing

erage are probably mistaken. “Every municipality has insurance against a fall and a broken bone, but as far as liability insurance from a vendor selling a dangerous product is probably not covered,” he said. “And groups that assume they are covered through their organization need to check. Church and school policies often only cover events held on their property.” Allen Flynn of the Barry Apple Festival, which is not affiliated with the Fall Color Drive, said the BAF has insurance but did not name the cost of the policy. He did say vendors could receive coverage under the policy from somewhere between $35 and $75 for a four-day event. Mike Hollahan, the attorney for the City of Pittsfield, who has recently been hired to represent the Fall Color Drive Committee in the law suit, is also looking for a way to continue the festival. Although the city has no

part in the planning or execution of the Fall Color Drive, Mayor John Hayden said the lack of the event could hurt the local economy as it brought thousands of visitors in for the two-day event. The council has asked Hollahan to look into the matter. “I have made some calls,” Hollahan said. “I am waiting for some call backs from other communities who have similar events to see how they do it,” Hollahan said he hoped to have a report ready to present to the Pittsfield City Council at last night’s meeting. He said he has checked on event insurance and special insurance policies but is waiting for the next council meeting to release his findings. “I think the public has a right to know what’s going on and what the options are,” Hollahan said. “But I feel I need to present it to the council first.”

that Ernest and Leona were merely “landlords” and did not promote the sale of the cider. McCartney disagreed and said Ernest and Leona provided Steven and Linda Yoder a means to injure patrons at the Color Drive. McCartney said duty was owed and that Ernest and Leona’s negligence proximately caused the plaintiff’s injury. The Fall Color Drive Committee only recently joined the lawsuit as defendants and have hired Mike Hollahan to represent them as a whole. They have a pending

motion to be dismissed from the suit but McCartney issued no ruling on that matter. “We joined the suit later,” Hollahan said. “We haven’t had a chance to argue our motion that the committee should be dismissed. McCartney isn’t going to rule on anything he hasn’t heard argued.” McCartney set July 2 at 9 a.m. as the time to hear all arguments still pending, especially the Fall Color Drive’s motion. All counsels are instructed to appear. At least 10 different attorneys are involved in the case.


(Continued from A1) new rules have not been dispersed among the troops. Currently, it is required that there be at least two adults for general supervision. “Whether there will now be two men and two woman [at the events], I don’t really know,” Buchanan said.

The guidelines that are known show a leaning toward troops being allowed to decide for themselves as to whether they would like to admit girls. There is no explicit rules that force a troop to become a boy and girl group. However, a separate Scoutmaster is needed for each group.

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Kathy Zimmerman displays one of the two new signs being placed in six locations around Pittsfield informing visitors that this is a site on the Lincoln Heritage Trail.


(Continued from A1) and see other Lincoln sites besides what is in the state capital. “We are going to have a route for them to follow,” Zimmerman said. “We are working with the Illinois Department of Transportation to have the signs up to let them know they are entering a Heritage area. Zimmerman said in order to be included in the ALHNA, the community had to follow the strictest of standards and host a visitor friendly event which Pike County does the first weekend of June each year when the local Lincoln group hosts the Civil War Reenactment at the Pittsfield City Lake. The re-enactment is referred to as a signature event among the ALNHA advertising and has been the number one recommended event for the past several years. Other signature events include: History Comes Alive in Springfield, Lincoln in the District in Quincy, Lincoln’s Festival on Rt. 66 in Bloomington and Looking for Lincoln at the Illinois State Fair. “And now, with the addition to Green Acres Motel, we can officially be advertised as a tour bus stop,” Zimmerman said. ‘That is a great asset to be advertised for us.” The second sign, a community board will be placed in the Abraham Lincoln Museum and also displayed at various events, such as the Illinois State Fair to inform visitors there is much more Lincoln history than just Springfield.

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The community board will be placed at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, at a display at the Illinois State Fair and other places those interested in Lincoln might gather.

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City Public Works logo change Pittsfield High School student Maximus Howard won a $50 UCB gift card for his successful graphic design for a new Public Works logo. The design will be added to all city trucks and other work vehicles, Steve Watkins said. Standing beside Howard are city workers Josh Klatt, left, and Steve Watkins, right.

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Raceway reunion this Saturday in Pittsfield By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press There may not be the smells or sounds often associated with the Pittsfield Racetrack but there will be lots of memories this weekend at Bowlers Universe. The event will be Saturday, May 19 starting around mid morning. A big screen television will be set up to display pictures. Concessions will be available. Chuck Yaeger has worked with a number of others who would like to see old fans get together and remember the days of Wild Man Kelly, Fibber McGee, Roger Turner, Roy Uppinghouse, Dick Vance, Cliff Bundy, Duckey Vogel, Bud Niekamp, George and Jim Halpin and others. Yaeger’s father, Floyd, along with some other Pittsfield business men started the race track in 1955. Floyd Yaeger was killed in a racing accident out of state in 1960 and Bob Smith and Eddie Owens assumed ownership, according to Chuck Yaeger. “Then they sold it to Dale Boren and I think he ran it almost up until the time it closed,” Yaeger said. The race track was situation on property owned by Stuart Landess and was just south of the new Ace Hardware and south east of Wal-Mart. The original articles of incorporation will be on display this weekend, along with Floyd Yaeger’s racing helmet and other members.



Kerri M. Ballinger Daughter of Mark and Barb Ballinger, plans on going to Carl Sandburg (Galesburg) for mortuary sciences.

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Parnelli Jones, one of the best known names in the racing world in 1960 was in Pittsfield in the summer of 1962. He won a race at the Pittsfield Speedway, nine months before winning the Indianapolis 500 for the first time. Ralph Wilke is the man standing on the far left and Jones is in the car. Identification of the others is unknown.

Yaeger says he has been contacting the few old racers who are still alive and has also contacted the families of many of the racers who have died. He says interest in high and many have indicated they will bring their old pictures and what ever memorabilia they have from the days at the track. “I think we will have four cars there,” Yaeger said. “One is an original and the others are replicas. There will be lots of stuff to look at.”

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entrepreneurs get a taste of salesmanship

Submitted by Mike Lashmett

When Mike Lashmett heard about the Pittsfield Speedway Reunion, he contacted Parnelli Jones, a famous racer from the 60s who once raced at the track on the west side of town. He received this regrets letter, which contains memories from Jones about his visit to Pittsfield.

Pittsfield High School senior Wesley Bradshaw demonstrated his business-savvy at the local 2017-2018 CEO Class, with his mega-Jenga blocks. His company, Bradshaw Backyard Games, is currently selling these Jenga sets for $85. His presentation at John Wood Community College trade-show alone earned him five new customers. The show received a decent turnout and was supplied cookies and other finger-food refreshments.

Three graduate from SIU-E

A Step Step AAStep Above Above

Three Pike County girls were among the 2,091 eligible graduates May 4-5 at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Kaylee Stearns, Barry, graduated with a degree in elementary education. She is the daughter of George and Beth Sterns and Tina and Kevin Brown. Kelsey Walker, New Canton, received her degree in psychology. She is the daughter of Dollie Sexton and Craig Davis. Lauren Hull, Pittsfield, received her bachelor of science in nutrition. She is the daughter of Stan and Kandy Hull.


Submitted by Mike Lashmett

Pike County racing fans followed Parnelli Jones racing career long after he raced in Pittsfield. The Pike County Republican ran this photo of the racer following his 1963 win at Indy. Jones was on track to win the Indy in 1967 but broke down with three laps to go. After retiring from racing, a car he owned won the coveted race title in 1970 and again in 1971. The car was driven by Al Unser, Sr.

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It’s time for the next chapter It’s the season of graduations. Students of many ages are ready to turn the page and begin a new chapter in their lives. From pre-K through graduate school, graduations are synonymous with new beginnings. Eighth graders are ready to take the big step to high school; most seniors are looking at college, junior college or technical school. For the college graduate, the real world of work beckons, and with it bills and the repaying of college loans. Graduation is typically a time for a variety of complex and competing emotions – pride in what has been accomplished, excitement at what is to come, nostalgia for an era that can never be relived, sadness that it all has to end, happiness that new adventures are just around the bend. In Pike County, we prepare our graduates the best we can. Our classrooms, for the most part, are free from violence and staffed by teachers who genuinely care. Wish that the same could be said of all schools throughout our land. Better yet are the homes that seek to prepare graduates, not only in the ways of books, but also in the ways of the heart. Lessons in honor, integrity, courage, loyalty, compassion and humility – these are great gifts to take along wherever your next chapter leads you. Graduates, Pike County can be the best beginning spot you will ever find for the journey of a lifetime. Take pride in your heritage. Celebrate your milestone safely. Say thank you to those who helped along the way. Our sincere wish is that, for some of you, your great adventure and educational journey will bring you right back home to the county that you love. Pike County will be delighted to welcome you back, at any stage of your life.

That’s why you call it “home.”

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Q: Graduation season is upon us. 1. I graduated from a school in Pike County that is still in operation. 2. I graduated from a school in Pike County that is now closed. 3. I clearly recall the advice given to graduates at my high school graduation. 4. I remember very little about my graduation except how hot it was. 5. To this day, the smell of peonies reminds me of graduation. Share your answer at

Last week's poll results This Sunday, May 13, is Mother’s Day. 0% 0% 67% 33%

A. My mother will get a nice card. B. We’ll take her out for dinner. C. She prefers flowers. D. Not a holiday I celebrate.

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

Guest Column: By Gordon Hopkins

Opioid crisis hits rural America hard T

he opioid crisis is a major talking point on the national political stage. On the website, President Donald Trump says, “Together, we will face this challenge as a national family with conviction, with unity, and with a commitment to love and support our neighbors in times of dire need. Working together, we will defeat this opioid epidemic.” Despite much talk by the president and many others, relatively little has been done to date to combat the crisis, which continues to grow. This is a problem for all parts of the nation, including rural areas. A May 1 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated, “Drug overdose deaths are at unprecedented levels in the United States.” According to the National Safety Council, 63,632 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016. Over 42,000 of those deaths – about two-thirds – were due to opioids. The council recently published a white paper titled, “Prescription Nation 2018.” In it, Deborah A. P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, said, “Our nation is confronting the most fatal drug crisis in U.S. history.” The paper is available for download from The opioid crisis – and drug dependency in general – is a nationwide problem.

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after an addict has stopped using. That is why many recovering addicts can “fall off the wagon,” even if they have been clean for years. Therefore, ongoing treatment and therapy are essential. The National Safety Council has prescribed six key actions states should take to combat the crisis: Mandating prescriber education. Implementing opioid prescribing guidelines. Integrating prescription drug monitoring programs into clinical settings. Improving data collection and sharing. Treating opioid overdose. Increasing availability of opioid use disorder treatment. To date, only Nevada and New Mexico have taken all six actions. Ten states plus the District of Columbia have taken five of the key actions: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia. n Gordon Hopkins is an award-winning columnist and feature writer for The Fairbury Journal-News. Prior to that, he worked for several years in the health insurance industry. He can be reached at

Guest Column: By Dr. Glenn Mollette

Are Americans crazy?


as America simply gone crazy? We never want to think that we are a bit crazy or that people we love are experiencing craziness but it is reality. America has an overwhelming problem with craziness or I should say mental health issues. Over a 12-month period, 27% of adults in the U.S. will experience some sort of mental health disorder, making the U.S. the country with the highest prevalence. Mental health disorders include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and substance abuse. Over one’s entire lifetime, the average American has a 47.4% chance of having some kind of mental health disorder. Yes, that’s almost one in two. The projected lifetime prevalence is even higher: for people who reach age 75 it is 55%. World Health Organization data does not take into account eating disorders, personality disor-

ders, and schizophrenia; the incidence of these disorders together is about 15% in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The incidence of mental health disorders varies widely across the globe, and determining the patterns is tricky. After the U.S., Ukraine, Colombia, New Zealand, Lebanon, and France have the next highest rates of mental health disorders of any kind, all falling between 18.9% and 21.4% in a 12-month period. Japan, the People’s Republic of China, Nigeria, and Israel have the lowest rates (between 6.0% and 7.4%), especially for depression. For substance abuse, the U.S. is up there, but not the highest: We are topped by South Africa and Ukraine. As with the U.S., when you look at lifetime prevalence in any country, the risk for any disorder goes way up. Despite ongoing research, the predictors of mental health

disorders are still evasive, even for the most common, like depression. While a nation’s wealth factor would seem to have an impact, it’s clear from the data that the relationship is complex. Ron Kessler, Ph.D., the Harvard researcher who headed much of the WHO’s mental health research, says that by and large people in lessdeveloped countries are less depressed: After all, he says, when you’re literally trying to survive, who has time for depression? Americans, on the other hand, many of whom lead relatively comfortable lives; blow other nations away in the depression factor, leading some to suggest that depression is a “luxury disorder”. There is a zero cure for mental health issues. However, here are some suggestions for improvement. Have a daily schedule. Get up and go to bed routinely. Get adequate sleep but you don’t need more than seven to eight hours. Engage

in meaningful activity daily. Work a job. Work in a garden. Clean your house. Mow grass. Pull weeds. Go to school. Have some type of daily exercise. Breaking a little sweat every day is healthy. Engage in meaningful relationships at church, a club, work or with friends and family. We all need real people in our lives. Limit your technology, television and social media time. Too much can drain and depress you. If you have mental illness or family members suffering from mental illness get it out on the table and start talking about coping, a strategic plan, counseling and working together to make life manageable. Ignoring it only results in everybody going crazy. (Credits: World Health Organization and The Atlantic.) n Dr. Glenn Mollette is the author of 12 books. His syndicated column is read in all 50 states.

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Too many people think of it as an “inner city” or “urban” issue and treat it as such. However, rural America has been hit especially hard by the drug epidemic, and dealing with the crisis can be significantly harder in rural areas due largely to the lack of available treatment options. For many living in rural areas, the nearest treatment center for addiction is a twoor three-hour drive away. The expense of such a trip – including time away from work and, possibly, the need to pay for childcare – may be financially untenable. Treatment may prove to be out of reach. Indeed, the lack of local healthcare may be not only hindering treatment but contributing to the problem as well. For many, prescription pills lead to addiction when other options for pain management, like physical therapy, are not available nearby. Another impediment to treatment may be the view of many that drug addiction is some sort of “moral failing.” Fear of being judged and condemned by family and friends can keep addicts from reaching out to the support system they need. Recovering from opioid dependence is not simply a matter of “getting clean.” It can take months or even years to recover from the bodily changes caused by opioid abuse. The cravings can crop up again long

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The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

Lessons can be learned from the little ones Greetings from the Ridge It was just about as tight a game as you’d want to witness. The two teams had been battling it out for almost two hours, the score was tied with almost a minute remaining, and then something mighty remarkable happened. Two players on the blue team joined hands and skipped down the field together.  If you’ve not attended a peewee soccer league game then a valuable part of your life is missing. Bad behavior has become the norm in major league sports as hardly game takes place without some sort of unprofessional ugliness. Pitchers toss 90 mph fastballs at the heads of batters crowding the plate then both benches jump onto the field in a slugfest, hockey players are hired because of their ability to duke it out on the ice, the tantrums of professional tennis players have become legendary, dinky little NFL referees are left to break up fights between highly-paid behemoths on the football field, and even the “non-contact sport” of professional basketball often sees benchclearing melees.  It seems that the more an athlete is paid the more right he or she seems to have to stop the game with an outburst. Then there’s soccer for little kids. I’ll admit that what I know about the game of soccer could be easily stuffed under a gnat’s fingernail, but when our neighbor invited Herb

and I to witness a Saturday morning game where her two youngest daughters were playing I could hardly resist. I knew that we were in for an unusual contest when I heard the coach giving his final instructions before the game started. Cute as the little gals were, I didn’t see a one of them paying any attention to what the poor guy was saying. Two girls were busy braiding the hair of a little darling while at least a half dozen were busy adjusting their shorts, and nearly all of the team was too busy looking at their parents in the stands to hear what Mr. Coach was telling them. I think that the problem is that the length of an average peewee soccer game is about three times the span of a little girl’s attention. Too much running up and down the field with little or no scoring taking places takes a toll on their ability to focus. The game hadn’t been going for five minutes when I looked down into the opposing team’s goal to see the darling little goalie carefully picking every dandelion in her territory. As the action of the game got closer and closer her coach began shouting to get the young gardener’s attention and soon the cries of her mother could be heard from the stands across the field. Still, the little goalie kept picking flowers, perhaps thinking that the appearance of one’s goal line was of more importance than the final score. Although it’s unusual to see flowers growing in an ice field I couldn’t help


hen there’s soccer for little kids. I’ll admit that what I know about the game of soccer could be easily stuffed under a gnat’s fingernail, but when our neighbor invited Herb and I to witness a Saturday morning game where her two youngest daughters were playing I could hardly resist.

but wonder if a few daisies or petunias scattered about the Chicago Blackhawks goal net might take some of the ugly edge off professional hockey. By the time our game was half over the soccer match had turned instead into a sort of Fourth of July Parade. Each time our little Coonridge Cougars would run by the home team stands a great majority of them would wave at their admiring parents who were watching the entire contest through the halfinch viewing slot of a cell phone. One little gal waved every time she passed Mom and Dad. . . for the entire game. Would the Chicago Cubs’ pitching staff be less likely to brush back offending batters if we’d place their mothers right behind home plate and simply ask them to wave at their sons between pitches? After all, who could throw a bean ball with his mother looking on? And of course the two little gals running down the field holding hands was hands-

down the cutest sight of the day. The soccer ball was being kicked around somewhere out on the field, parents were shouting, the coach was politely screaming his head off, but the two tiny darlings could have cared less. They were having fun skipping down the field without a worry in their heads. I sat there thinking to myself . . . the coach is unhappy, the parents were flustered, but the two little players in blue shirts and striped shorts were having the time of their lives. Who was playing it smart? Perhaps it’s too much to ask the Packers and Steelers to skip down the field together holding hands at the final buzzer, but maybe they’re not be paid to be happy, and if this works we might try it on Congress. You ever in Coonridge, stop by. We may not answer the door but you’ll enjoy the trip. ■  The imaginative commentary of Freida Marie Crump comes to us from Coonridge – a town that’s a lot like your own.


75 YEARS AGO: ILLINOIS AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS SPREAD OVER THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF FARMLAND 150 Years Ago May 14, 1868 The rainy season still continues, but our farmers are, many of them, worrying their corn in, in spite of wind and weather. Note the advertisement of the Belle of Pike’s pleasure excursion on the 21st. Many of our young folks are already talking of going, and a general gay and festive time is expected. Spring is the time for frolicking and no better chance for a true pleasure trip will soon be offered. The summer examinations of the Pittsfield public schools will occur May 19 and 20. The schools will close May 20 in the afternoon with literary exercises of the various departments. The public are respectfully invited to attend. 125 Years Ago May 17, 1893 While the continued wet weather prevented our farmers from getting their corn planted, it seems to be benefiting the wheat, oats and corn. Last Tuesday evening will long be remembered by the 500 or more who attended the commencement of our public school in Perry, and especially by the 20 young graduates. The presents received by the graduates were numerous, and many of them valuable, such as costly books and gold watches. The floral offerings were numerous. John E. Wilkins, who graduated in Perry last Tuesday, is only 14 years of age, and wore knee pants when delivering his oration. One of the Perry graduates last week was compelled to go almost in rags that he might finish his studies, which was to say the least of it, more honorable than the conduct of a few who sat in the back of the room and hissed him because he did not wear as good clothes as some others. The young man deserves much credit for his pluck and perseverance in thus obtaining

his education. Three saloons opened Monday morning in Pittsfield, and quite a number of persons have found their error in thinking liberty to drink meant license to get drunk. The police are enforcing the ordinance strictly, and will continue to do so. Time is being much improved by the repairing of the Fletcher Store. The Time Sunday schools have a convention Sunday May 28. There will be an entertainment tomorrow night at the opera house by pupils of Pittsfield high school, with admission of 10 cents. 100 Years Ago May 15, 1918 The Pittsfield high school class of 1918 gave their class day program at the opera house Wednesday night. The house was full and the program was one of the best of its kind given by the high school graduating class for some time. The city council has a railcar of oil to be used on the streets, on the way here. Those wanting their streets oiled should place their application with the city. An hour more daylight after supper isn’t especially appealing to the young lady who likes to entertain her company in the hammock on the front porch. Three cheers for Annetta Kesterson and her school at College Corners, northwest of Pittsfield, for the benefit box supper for the Red Cross. When the proceeds were counted, they amounted to $90, which was given to the Red Cross. The graduating class at Perry is composed of four girls and three boys. The graduating exercises of the Pittsfield eighth grade will be held Thursday afternoon in the opera house. There are 39 graduates. 75 Years Ago May 19, 1943 Flood waters from both the Illinois and Mississippi rivers spread

over thousands of acres of bottomland in Pike County. Both rivers have been rising rapidly due to the copious rains, which have fallen almost incessantly for the past two weeks. Hundreds of families have moved their possessions out of the bottom land. Flood waters reached a new high at Valley City, with a stage of 27.2 feet Wednesday morning with the river still rising. The annual commencement of Pittsfield High School will be held Friday evening May 21 with 79 graduates. May poles and baskets of spring flowers were the central theme for the Junior-Senior banquet held at the Legion Hall. This is one of the prettiest and most colorful events of the school year. The Pittsfield Woman’s club has been asked to get the word around that old nylon, rayon or silk hose are badly needed. Mrs. Margaret Williams, widow of the late Congressman William Elza Williams and daughter of the gentlemanly and scholarly James Gallaher, one time editor and publisher of the Pike County Republican, died at her home at 308 West Jefferson Thursday morning. She was nearing her 86th birthday. At least 21 of the 79 graduates of the class of 1943 of Pittsfield Community High School will go immediately into the military. Capt. K. C. Barber arrived in Champaign from the North African war theatre Monday night for a visit with his wife, Eleanor Aber Barber, a student at the University of Illinois. He is expected to come here today to see his father, Harry Barber. 50 Years Ago May 15, 1968 The Pittsfield chapter of the National Thespians held its annual year end party and named several of the Best Thespians for the past year. Among the winners were

Steve Grote, N. D. Harrison, Helen Apps and John Schimmel. Second Lieutenant John K. Litvan, of Pittsfield, completed a Quartermaster Officer Basic Course last month at the Army Quartermaster School, Ft. Lee, Va. One hundred thirty-five years ago, May 15, 1833, a new town was born in Pike County. This town was destined to become the Pittsfield of today, when the first town lots were sold, as people gathered in the tall prairie grass and hazel thickets, which grew in profusion on this treeless area of prairie. Bill Durall is the leading hitter for PHS this year, with a .373 batting average. John McMakin is second with a .283 average for the 4-12 Saukees. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Birch of Griggsville have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Joyce, to Ron Luster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Luster, Pittsfield. The couple plan a June 22 wedding. 25 Years Ago May 19, 1993 The West Pike community raised $28,400 to send the West Pike Cardinal Pride band, 100 strong, to participate in the Festival of the Lakes competition in Toronto, Canada. Twenty-one chaperones accompanied the band, which won several awards in the competition, which included bands from 10 states and Ontario. Pittsfield’s First Bank team was narrowly defeated by Shoeless Joe’s of Hannibal at the PHS Trivia Bowl May 15. The Pittsfield team consisted of Kent Hawley, Dick Stauffer, Yvonne Stauffer, Jay Hagaman, Tom Hagaman, and coach Paula Hawley. Several teams participated, and the event raised $400 for an educational trip for the PHS scholastic bowl team. Jill Kirk and Rob Bobzien were crowned queen and king at the Griggsville High School prom April

30. Kirk is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kirk, and Bobzien is the son of Mrs. Millie Harlow. Seven girls from the PHS track team qualified for the state meet at the Pittsfield Class A Sectional, May 14. The girls who will run at state this week are Cindy Buchanan, Ann Groom, Jaime Coe, Jenny Taylor, Erin Lagemann, Faith Rahe, and Renita Curfman. 10 Years Ago May 14, 2008 Economic stimulus money, also known as the money the federal government is “giving” to taxpayers in an attempt to stimulate the economy, is arriving in Pike County. Four people recognized for starting Little League in Pittsfield were honored Thursday night during opening ceremonies of the 2008 season. The honorees were Gene Wilder, Ab Ransom, Johnson Stillwell, and Carolyn Casteel, representing her husband, the late Jean Casteel. The Detroit United Methodist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a special program Sunday May 18. Lillian McAllister, the longest attending member of the church, will share a poem she has written for the occasion. Morgan Callender, daughter of Bruce and Robin Callender, received both the John Philip Sousa Award and the 2008 Chorus Award. Victoria Green, daughter of Ellen Green, received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Band Award. David and Kathryn McGee of Catlin announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Betsy K. McGee, to Dr. Craig R. Davenport of North Liberty, Iowa, son of Ray and Judy Davenport of Pittsfield. A small private wedding ceremony is planned for May 24, 2008, at the Catlin Church of Christ. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.

Guest Column: By Jim Nowlan


e have the formidable Southern Illinois couple John A. and Mary Logan to thank for our national Memorial Day, a remembrance of those who died serving in our nation’s armed forces. And I have Dorothy Ivey to thank for reminding me this May 28 is the 150th such annual celebration, as well as the 50th anniversary of the first classes at John A. Logan College in Marion, Illinois. The college is named after Logan, a local boy who became a Civil War hero and U.S. senator. (Dorothy’s husband Nathan was the founding president of this community college.) Born in 1826, “John A.” (there was another senior Union officer named John Logan) grew up in Murphysboro in deep southern Illinois. Born 12 years later, young Mary Cunningham moved with her family from Tennessee to nearby Marion, Illinois, after her father had freed his slaves. After service in the Mexican-American War, John A. returned to Southern Illinois to begin a political career as a Stephen A. Douglas Democrat. He stepped from county clerk all the way up the ladder to the U.S. Senate and as a vice-presidential candidate. In between elective offices, Logan became arguably the most effective “political general” of the Civil War. Often elected officials, political generals lacked military training but

Givers of Memorial Day were important to President Lincoln. They were appointed for several reasons: There was a shortage of West Point-trained officers; they had shown natural leadership abilities, and because of the political influence they wielded in their home states. Lincoln was pleased to have a leading “War Democrat” like Logan on his team. Indeed, over the grumblings of senior commanders, in 1864 Lincoln sent Logan, a compelling, fiery orator, back from the battles to Illinois to campaign for the President in the critical, up-for-grabs election. Early in the war, Logan had a horse shot out from under him at the Battle of Belmont, Missouri and suffered serious wounds at the Battle of Fort Donelson, on the KentuckyTennessee line. He became one of Grant’s inner circle of trusted generals in the Army of Tennessee. In her early 20s (people grew up fast on the frontier), Mary followed her officer-husband into Kentucky and Tennessee, where she served as an informal aide-de-camp to her husband, attended to wounded soldiers, and then nursed the seriously wounded Logan back to enough health to return to the battlefields. Logan was revered by his soldiers as “Black Jack,” for his piercing black eyes, moustache and hair. After the war and with

the support of his men, Logan became an early commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, the powerful veterans’ organization. In March 1868, the Logans were invited to tour Civil War sites and cemeteries around Richmond, Virginia. Unable to go because of the press of congressional matters in Washington, John A. insisted Mary make the trip. In her captivating memoirs (“Reminiscences of the Civil War and Reconstruction,” Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), Mary recalled that her husband was much interested in what she had seen in post-war Virginia. “I remarked to him that I had never been so touched as I was by seeing the little flags and the withered flowers that had been laid on the graves. . .by loving hands.” Logan declared that such was “a beautiful revival of the custom of the ancients,” and he issued an order in 1868 to the Grand Army of the Republic for the decoration of the graves of Union soldiers. He and his counselors thought “flowers would be in their greatest perfection” on May 30 and decided upon that date for “Decoration Day” (since 1967, Memorial Day). In 1884, spurred by strong support of Union veterans, U. S. Senator Logan became the vice-presidential candidate for Republi-

can James G. Blaine. Pestered by charges of corruption, Blaine lost a close race to Grover Cleveland. Logan could only take solace in the observation, probably correct, that had he been at the top of the ticket, Logan would have been elected president. Logan died in 1886, yet Mary lived 37 years longer, dying in 1923. In a busy career as a widow, Mary became, among many activities, editor of “Home Magazine,” a major national publication; author of several books, and a vigorous campaigner for women’s suffrage, an advocacy she shared earlier with her husband. Even though Mary was 81 at the time, her supporters thought it not unreasonable to press President Warren G. Harding to name her to his cabinet in 1921, though he declined to do so. I find it reassuring to review the lives of such strong, positive, unselfish patriots. As I join my fellow American Legion post members in putting flags on the graves of veterans later this month, I will offer thanks to John A. and Mary Logan for the gift of remembrance. n Jim Nowlan is a former Illinois legislator, state agency director, aide to three unindicted Illinois governors, author and professor. His email is


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pike Press


Pittsfield, Illinois

OBITUARIES Anita ‘Susie’ Dixon Anita Sue “Susie” Dixon, 68, of Pittsfield died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Kepley House in Pittsfield. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pittsfield West Cemetery with Pastor Dice officiating. There will be a visitation prior to the ser-

vice at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Memorials are suggested to Kepley House or Grace Baptist Church in Pittsfield. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Delores Hardwick Submitted photo

Barry Selby Implement Company

now in operation

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Selby Implement Company in Barry, May 12. Attending the ceremony, left to right front, were Gary Cawthon, Kaye Iftner, Bob Dieker, Dave Taylor, Steve Rennecker, and Dave Zimmerman. From left to right back, Jeff Hogge, Bruce Kendall, Shawn Rennecker, Sloan Rennecker, Mary Nel Corton, Derrick Ross, Rodger Hannel, and Coy Bainter.

The family of Delores Hardwick invite you to Hillview Baptist Church for a celebration of life ceremony. Delores left this life for the

next May 23, 2017. Family will meet friends at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, with a small ceremony to follow.

Janice Spaits Janice S. Spaits, 68, of Amarillo, Texas, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery near

Detroit. There will be a visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Bethel Cemetery. Online condolences may be left to the family at www. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Reever

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Pittsfield Rotary Club gets a lesson in farm management Joe Dierker is a member of the Pittsfield Rotary Club and a Senior Trust Officer and New Business Development Officer of the First National Bank of Barry. Dierker is also the owner of First Harvest Farm Management that was established in January 2017 and offers farm management services. The office for First Harvest is located just outside Pittsfield, near Old Orchard Country Club. Their website address is and can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn. He described the role of a farm manager which includes services that a tenant or operator cannot provide, such as marketing and recordkeeping. A farm manager also provides an unbiased and fair management style. Examples of a farm manager’s duties are: tenant evaluation and selection, USDA program payments, hunting lease management, insurance coverage, record-keeping, work with advisory services and conservation practices. Dierker further discussed the requirements to become an accredited farm manager. He currently holds two certifications, one in accredited farm manager and another as a certified crop advisor. Both of which require continued education

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Pleasant Hill High School Music Award winners are, front row: Madelyn Masters, Rookie of the Year Band Award; and Kortney Holcomb, Rookie of the Year Chorus Award. Second row: Erin Mowen, Junior Performance Award in Band; and Kaylee Bolton, Most Improved Sophomore Chorus Award. Third row: Allyson Minor, Choral Director’s Award; Kaylee Smith, Junior Performance Award in Chorus. Back row: Gavin Anderson, Most Improved Sophomore in Band Award; Grant Peebles, John Philip Sousa Award.

Pleasant Hill junior high band awards By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The Pleasant Hill Junior and Senior High Music Departments presented their spring concert last Tuesday. Awards were presented during the evening performances. Awards went to: Caroline Arnold for receiving a II on her piano solo at IESA Music Contest Wade Barnes and Bowman Taylor for receiving a II on their trumpet solo at IESA Music Contest Wade Barnes for receiving a I rating on his trumpet solo at IESA Music Contest. Sixth grade band award: Bowman Taylor, seventh grade band award, Trey Shireman, eighth grade band award, Wade Barnes.

Rookie of the year: Madelyn Masters. Junior high choir: Lindsey Wright for receiving a II rating on her Vocal Solo at IESA Music Contest Wade Barnes and Kaci Riddle for receiving a I rating on their vocal duet at IESA Music Contest Hailey Meyer-Mowen for receiving a I rating on her vocal solo at IESA Music Contest Wade Barnes for receiving a I rating on his Vocal Solo at IESA Music Contest Kaci Riddle for receiving a I rating on her Vocal Solo at IESA Music Contest Outstanding seventh Grade Choral Award: Hailey Meyer-Mowen Outstanding eighth Grade Choral Award: Kaci Riddle

Kenneth “Kenny” Wayne Reever, 63, of Hannibal, Mo. passed from this world at 10:15 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at his home. A Memorial Service was held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Rev. Tim Goodman officiated. A reception for family and friends was held immediately following the memorial service at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Kenny was born Nov. 28, 1954, in Fairfield the son of Kenneth Dale and Marjorie (Mayfield) Reever. Survivors include Kenny’s mother and step-father; Marjorie and Robert Cross of Barry, two sons; Justin Reever (Jennifer) of Hannibal, Mo., and Zachary Reever of Louisiana, Mo., brother; Larry Reever (Jocelyn) of Canton, Mo., and sister; Susie Guilfoy of Indianapolis, Ind. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Kenny also had best friends who mourn his loss, Kevin and Marnie Tate of Hannibal, Mo. Kenny was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Reever was a 1972

graduate of West Pike High School in Kinderhook. Kenny was formerly employed by Burlington Northern Railroad. Kenny served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Cub Scouts of Hannibal, Mo., Pack #106, and as a little league coach. Kenny was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, he loved to mushroom hunt and spending time on the Mississippi River with family and friends. Kenny also was interested in genealogy and was an avid pictorial of his life. Kenny was a true friend who was always available to help, listen and empathize. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Tate, Randy Hatton, Raymond Morton, Steve Artzen, Garry Brannon, and Richard Tate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Mr. Reever’s memorial page at

NEWS Scoggins recognized for journalism By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press Griggsville-Perry senior Bailey Scoggins, director of the Tornado Times, was added to the 2018 AllState Journalism Team by the Illinois Journalism Education Association. The Times started as a simple school paper in 2016, forming an offshoot to the school yearbook program. It slowly grew as Scoggins

organized more and more of it’s delegations and decisions. It now includes an opinion section, giving it more of a newspaper look, teacher Andrew Crivilary said. There are approximately seven active writers, with Scoggins using Microsoft Publisher to provide the finishing touch. Crivilary spoke with high regard to Scoggins’s leadership, diligence, and trustworthiness.

Johnson, Saxe receive PCS Student of the Month awards Submitted photo

Pittsfield Rotary Club honors past president Barb McTucker received an award from Pittsfield Rotary Club President Nathan Painter for her 2016-2017 service as Rotary president.

PCS Student of the Month Maggie Johnson received her certificate from School Council Advisor Dr. Todd Evans, May 11. “This young lady has been nominated twice before, and it is easy to see why. She’s that student! Very deserving, very capable, and very (almost) perfect! Never in trouble, always put forth her best effort, and a friend to everyone! Her smile brightens just about every person who sees it! What a

Maggie Johnson deserving candidate,” her nominating teacher said.

PCS Student of the Month Emma Saxe was presented her certificate from School Council Advisor Dr. Todd Evans, May 11. “As far as I know, this young lady has never been nominated for this honor, and I can think of no earthly reason why! She is a genuine person. By genuine, I mean she is exactly what you see when you look at and talk with her. She is like that with all of her peers as well. She is honest, kind, sincere, an all around class act,” her

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nominating teacher said.

Emma Saxe


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pike Press


Pittsfield, Illinois

Next deadline for Pike County tourism grants June 1

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The new Pittsfield Firehouse built last year had the lettering placed on the building last Tuesday. The firehouse officially opened in August at the corner of Jefferson and Monroe Streets in Pittsfield. Bricks in varying sizes were sold to offset the cost of the $765,000, five bay firehouse. A USDA grant paid the bulk of the project.

The deadline for the next round of grants through the Accommodations Tax Project Funding Program is June 1. Pike County offers project funds for ventures that promote area tourism. Eligible applicants include any individual, agency, group, business or non-profit organization whose project has a beneficial impact on Pike County. These grant funds are made possible through the accommodations tax funds received by Pike County. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by a Funding Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from lodging establishments, county board representatives and the Pike County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director. The advisory board encourages creative projects that enhance the lives of residents of Pike County or promotes tourism in the community. Projects must also comply with all local laws and grantees

are responsible for proper licensing, permits, insurance and other applicable requirements. Projects will be evaluated using certain criteria including but not limited to: potential number of guests to be generated by the project, with emphasis on overnight stays in the community; number of people the project will reach; financial need of the project; percentage of project funding being requested; “seed money” to start a new project or expand an existing project; quality of the project and the likelihood that the project will achieve the stated goals. Projects that request funding for capital improvements will not be considered. The application is available on the PCEDC website at or please contact the Pike County Economic Development Corporation at 217491-2401. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. June 1.

Summer projects to hit Western school district By SHELBY STROEMER they’d want a bit more down,” Jessica Funk, Pike Press Western superintendent said. New things are coming This lot was purchased to Western school district with the idea of expanding this summer. At the May the current parking lot in 14 school board meeting, place directly across from • Planting • Spraying the board was informed of the •school. • Planting Spraying The total cost for the projects coming underthe purchase was $26,900. Harvesting Harvesting way. At previous meetings This includes backfill in the other summer projects were lot as well. The loan and & Much More! & Much More! approved. purchase agreement was CALL RYAN BLAND AT 618-550-9406 An CALL employee of AT the618-550-9406 approved by the board. RYAN BLAND Western school OR district was At the April meeting putOR 217-730-8844 217-730-8844 approached about resurfac- ting in a waterline to the high ing the parking lots. A quote school softball field was was given of $3500. This added to the agenda. Due to cost was much less than the a high quote the board asked of your Extend the life of your cost Western DRIVEWAYS school district to tableExtend it and the looklife around DRIVEWAYS Asphalt pavement! had come up with when for a better price. A better Asphalt pavement! Jacksonville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram PARKINGDodge LOTS Jeep Ram Jacksonville Chrysler PARKING LOTS Contractor* looking into doing it them- price is what *Local they got for this *Local Contractor* 1600 W. Morton St. • Jacksonville 1600 Morton St. • Jacksonville selves. TheW.board approved. MayGeorge meeting. & Brandon Whitlock • Chris Wingler George & Brandon Whitlock • Chris Wingler 217-243-3371 • 217-243-3333 Sealcoating PatchingbeCracksealing In a previous meeting, the The line that will used 217-243-3371 • 217-243-3333 Sealcoating Patching Cracksealing O C elementary school gym floor comes from the 2 inchSERVICE pipe CO. AS C COMPLETE ASPHALT ASCO C COMPLETE ASPHALT SERVICE CO. 800-851-6039 800-851-6039 was discussed and approved located in the107 breezeway of IL Hwy. N. - Pittsfield, Hwy. 107 N. - Pittsfield, IL SEE US FOR ALL YOUR JEEP NEEDS! to be replaced. AtSEE theUSMay located near the FOR ALLthe YOURschool JEEPEmail: NEEDS! Email: Call forwas a FREE ESTIMATE Call for a FREE ESTIMATE meeting, painting added high school gym and will (217) 285-6099 (217) 285-6099 to that project. A total of boar out to the softball field. $5,600 was quoted and will No new meter will need to Independent Carpet Layer come out of the capital proj- be installed. The previous Independent Carpet Layer ects fund. Painting will be quote was $7,000 and now done before the new floor with the connection being gets installed. The board made • on Linoleum the 2 inch pipe, the Carpet Carpet • Linoleum approved this motion. cost will be around $5,000. Land located on The board approved to Call Richard Decker Call Richard Decker McDonough Street, across install the line. from the playground of the 217-285-4042 Summer hoursorfor teach217-242-6102 217-285-4042 or 217-242-6102 Western campus in Barry, ersIfand will be Monday nostaff answer, leave message If no answer, leave message has been for sale. The school through Thursday 8 a.m. to took out a loan with Liberty 3 p.m. Bank in Barry for the propThe board also made a erty. A total of $10,000 was motion to approve to gather needed to be put down on bids for milk and bread for Your future customers Your future customers the property due to build- the district in the 2018-2019 could see this. could see this.year. President Inky ing removal being included. school Insured Insured An original $1,000 down Shover was for the ADVERTISE WITH US ADVERTISE WITH US absent CONSTRUCTION • REPAIR • REMODEL CONSTRUCTION • REPAIR • REMODEL was present before build- meeting. and watch your business ! watch your business ! 217-617-5493 Donnie ing removal wasand in question. Closed Manker: session began at Donnie Manker: 217-617-5493 Call Nikki at Pike Press for more at Pike Press forManker: more The school has aCall 30 Nikki day due 6:32 p.m. The board came Donald 217-248-7789 Donald Manker: 217-248-7789 information! diligence period. out at 7:10 p.m. Meeting information! “It makes sense that adjourned at 7:12 p.m.








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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Scoggins receives all-state journalism award

Congratulations to Bailey Scoggins who has been named to the 2018 All-State Journalism Team! According to the Illinois Journalism Education Association, this is an award for “those students whose leadership, energy, dedication and expertise make their publications possible but whose main contributions often occur behind the scenes.” This is one of the highest honors a student-journalist can receive in Illinois! Within the past couple of weeks, twenty G-P agriculture students have refurbished the stage in the mini park for the Griggsville Apple Festival. Great job,

students! Congratulations to Tate Kunzeman! Tate place fifth in the high jump in state competition! He also placed 15th in the 400M dash, 56.87 which was his personal best for the season! Tate also placed 22nd in the long jump. Great job, Tate! Our community extends our deepest sympathy to the family of Kay Biddle who passed away May 3 at the Kepley House in Pittsfield. Kay was a former resident of Griggsville. Last week’s Eagles In Action winner at GP Middle School was Nathalie Lothridge. Congratulations, Nathalie!

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Fundraiser for program set for June 1

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and other area news Needs more news; call or e-mail Thomas, Frances Larson, Heather Shafer, Jack Kirk, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Kaitlyn Fletcher, Les Garner, Milo Klein, Mark Welch, Mike Peters, Phillip Dice, Pastor Gary Dice, Richard Kindle, Radar Grim, Roger and Sue Robbins, Roger Bonnett, Roger Woods, Sandy Garner, Ted Patton, Valerie Cooper, Wayne Robbins, and President Trump and God’s guidance in all his many decisions he makes in behalf of our country, and our military and the United States of America. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Colossians 1:16, 17. After Alva Whinrey Daniels made her appearance April 22, great-grandparents Charlie and Sharon Daniels went to Davenport, Iowa, May 1 to get acquainted with her.  Alva weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.  While in Iowa, Sharon was able to attend

JWCC College for Life Program Completes First Year

Congratulations to Bruce and Kendra Small on the birth of their son! Abel Forrest Lee Small was born May 11, weighing six pounds and eight ounces. Kendra is the former Kendra Westfall who grew up in this area. Abel was also welcomed home by big brothers Mason and Vancel.    Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be. – Max Lucado

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Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.  Proverbs 29:20 The Pike County Senior Citizens Center at 220 West Adams Street in Pittsfield will be hosting an evening of Country Music starring the wonderful Hearsay Band, Saturday, May 19, from 6-8:30 p.m.. Concessions will be open at 5 p.m. with grilled sandwich as the featured entree`. We will also be offering hot dogs, assorted desserts, and soft serve ice cream.  All ages welcome. From Reca Risley, Director. If you see any information that needs to be changed on the birthdays and anniversaries, let me know: May 17 -- Larry Ruble, Roy Dooley. May 18 -- Darrell Flowers. May 19 -- Jonathan Parrack. May 20 -- Andy Borrowman, Gavin Huckstep. May 22 -- Diane Ehlert, Jeff Bonnett, Whitney and Doug Hoffer. Prayer request list: Brad and Kathy Bennett, Bruce Rush, Bob Garner, Byron Wankel, Craig Dice, Christine Henthorn, Connie McFall, Dianna Ruble, Ed


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a baby shower for another great-grandbaby that is due this summer. Upcoming concerts at the Pike County Senior Center, 220 West Adams Street, Pittsfield: Hearsay (this Saturday, May 19th, from 6:008:30 p.m., Anticipation, Rich Helton and Friends, Country Classics. Keep watching for dates and times of these concerts, and plan to come on out and enjoy each one for a great evening of entertainment. East Pike Lending Library -- most Saturdays -- Detroit, from 9 - 1. Free Exercise classes in Pittsfield -- Tuesdays and Thursdays -- from 10:30 11 p.m. at the Findley Place Apartments and at the Pike County Senior Center, 220 West Adams, also Pittsfield, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. I need news, folks, for this column. Each and every drop would be sincerely appreciated. Either call the number above or drop it off to me.

Other students participaing in CLF and finishing their book projects were: Gena Mann, Mercedez Farmer, Matthew Pugh, Katie Boling, Beth Stark, Nick Burgess.

Members of John Wood Community College’s College for Life program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities will complete their first year of classes this month. A final project for one class, Exploring Children’s Books, was to self-publish a children’s book.  Each student donated one copy of his or her book to a local library. One CFL student, Mercedez Farmer donated her book to the Pittsfield Public Library.  JWCC created the CFL program last summer to provide opportunities for students 18 years and older with developmental and learning disabilities go to college. The program’s mission is to help students with developmental and intellectual disabili-

ties gain skills, knowledge and confidence for increased contribution to our greater community as coworkers, friends and neighbors. John Wood Community College is sponsoring an event to benefit the College for Life (CFL) program. Paint the Town will be held Friday, June 1, from 6 p.m. to 8: p.m. at the Town & Country Suites in Quincy.  The painting party will give participants a chance to paint a personalized canvas with Cheryl Schutte, instructor from the Paint Pad. Appetizers will be offered in addition to a cash bar. Participants may paint or choose to socialize based on their preference.   Cost to attend is $50 per person, and all proceeds

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Mercedez Farmer, left, presents Beth Stark of the Pittsfield Public Library with a copy of her book. College for Life is a program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A final project for one class, Exploring Children’s Books, was to self-publish a children’s book.

from the event will benefit the CFL. The event venue is sponsored by Blessing Health System. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to make reservations, contact Barb Woodyard, administrative assistant to the JWCC Community Foundation, at 217.641.4105 or email woodyard@jwcc. edu.


Celebrates Mothers Day with children I had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Five of my six children and I went out to eat dinner in Quincy. Later in the day by sixth child, Judy Damon, came by and spent the afternoon and evening with me. Preston Pence was a visitor in Lockport last week. He spent Thursday, Friday and

Saturday with us. We sure enjoy having him here. Ian Damon got his driver’s license yesterday. He is my great-grandson. Hard-tobelieve he is 16. Prayers for his safety. Cathy and I will be heading to the St. Louis next weekend for the first of the bridal showers for Nathan

By FRANCES  PENCE 217-242-3511 Pence and his fiancee, Cathy. That’s all for this week. Have a good one and God Bless!

Nebo A special meeting and a reunion A special meeting for Vin Fiz will be Saturday May 19 at 6 p.m. Please plan to attend and bring ideas. The Community Club and the Alumni reunion are asking for dessert donations for May 26 and May 27. There will be someone there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26 to drop off your donation. Bette Garrison would like to invite Nebo Alumni friends and families to mark their calendars for a reunion at the Nebo Community Club/ Gym is May. She has recently joined and attends the meetings of the Nebo Community Club. This orga-

nization is responsible for the upkeep of the old gymnasium and grounds. They hold many functions and activities throughout the year. Anyone who attended grade school or high school in Nebo is invited. Dinner is from 11 to 2 p.m. and the facility will be open until 5 p.m. If you can’t attend Saturday it will be open Sunday May 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. and will be serving coffee, tea and desserts that day. Free will donations will be accepted both days. Please advise other class members and bring your memories, old pictures, yearbooks etc. Check out all

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the improvements that have been made and learn about future improvements. If you are unable to attend and would like to donate please send it to Nebo Community Club PO Box 224 Nebo, 62355. Please let me know if you plan to attend either by email, phone 573-754-6811 or mail Bette Garrison, 21924 Pike 251, Louisiana, Mo. 63353.

Rep. Davidsmeyer passes boot camp legislation State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) has passed legislation that encourages petty-criminals who haven’t committed a heinous crime to be placed into a boot camp, rather than an Illinois prison. “Our work camps and boot camps in the State of Illinois are currently being underused,” Davidsmeyer said. “My bill will allow the Department of Corrections to use these facilities as a resource for the reform of many prisoners who are on their way to being released.” To qualify for boot camp or work camp sentencing, an offender must be between 17 and 35 years old, have not previously served a sentence in an adult correction facility and be physically fit. House Bill

4364 received strong bipartisan support and now moves to the state Senate. “Boot camps and work camps are effective because they prevent idleness while being incarcerated. They improve a person’s attitude by creating a safe and structured environment for those who may not have come from a safe home. These facilities also improve a prisoner’s skills, which helps them reintegrate back into society,” Davidsmeyer said. “Using boot camps and work camps prevents recidivism, reduces the cost of incarceration and reduces Illinois’ prison population.  My legislation saves taxpayer’s money while helping offenders return to society.”

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Pittsfield High School Scholarship Awards PHS seniors Kerri Ballinger, far-right, JD Gresham, far-left, Claire Smith, front-right, Layne Gregory, front-middle, and Joey Feenstra, front-left, receiving their Class of ‘54 Senior Scholarships. Also depicted are their role-model staff members Lisa Jockisch, Tanner Still, Dana Buchanan, Mike Smith, Steve Ward, Angie Ruebush, and Justin Bangert. Smith, Ballinger, and Feenstra each were awarded $5,000 to a college of their choice, while Gresham and Gregory were presented $20,000 in scholarship funds.


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Sirrena Angelina Garlich Terry and Danielle Garlich, of Calhoun, welcomed daughter Sirrena Angeline Garlich on May 3, 2018 at 12:37 a.m. at St. Anthony’s in Alton. Sirrena weighed 7 lbs, 8 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Sirrena joins a sister, Mylee Jaide Garlich, 7. Grandparents are Steven and Angelina Donelson of Calhoun, Doug Melfont and Marisa Garlich of Oakdale, Ill. and Joseph and Robin Garlich of Nashville, Ill. Great-grandparents are Steven and Roberta Donelson of Godfrey and Larry and Elaine Garlich of Nashville.

Card of Thanks

HOBSON The family of Steve Hobson wishes to extend our sincere gratitude for your many kindnesses, condolences and support with food, preparations, flowers, memorials and all those who attended the memorial celebration of life. Special thanks to Barnes Jewish Hospital for all of the wonderful care given, Peg Ratliff for a wonderful memorial service and Randy Hires and the staff at Airman-Hires Funeral Home for their help in making Steve’s Celebration of Life beautiful and perfect for him.

Students present piano recital Students of Mrs. Lynn Curry recently presented their annual spring piano recital program in the rural Griggsville home of Kim and Lynn Curry. Seventeen musical selections were presented. Students performing were Josie Bradshaw and Natalie Kirk of Griggsville, Lily Gerard, Molly Gerard and Grace Guthrie of Pittsfield plus, Anita Read of Mt. Sterling. Piano solos were Tomahawk Dance – Cora Sadler Payne, Trampoline – John G. Revezoulis, Spring Carnival – Jane Smisor Bastien, Washington Post – John Philip Sousa, Trumpet Fanfare – Robert D. Vandall, Water Slide – Cora Sadler Payne, Pachelbel Canon – John Pachelbel, Be Thou My Vision – Traditional Irish Melody, My Father’s Favorite - Patrick Doyle, Peaceful Interlude – Lois Rehder Holmes,

Curious Story – Stephen Heller, and You Are My All in All (In the setting of Pachelbel’s Canon in D) – Dennis Jernigan. Piano duets included Theme from Swan Lake – Lila Gerard and Debbie Jackson, Dixie Doodle Duet – Josie and Marni Bradshaw, Ten Little Indians – Molly Gerard and Debbie Jackson, I Need Thee Every Hour – Natalie Kirk and Michelle Kirk, and A Glorious Easter Medley – Natalie Kirk and Grace Guthrie. The students were commended for their musical progress and efforts the past year. Two graduating seniors, Natalie Kirk and Grace Guthrie, were congratulated on their years of musical study and accomplishments. The evening concluded with attendees enjoying refreshments and visiting.

Baccalaureate set for PHS Seniors The Baccalaureate service for Pittsfield High School Class of 2018 has been set for Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church. The tradition of a Baccalaureate service goes back centuries and started in England. In general terms the word refers to a non-denominational ceremony that allows students to reflect on this special rite of

passage and enjoy words of wisdom and the musical talents of fellow students. The senior class officers have planned a program that will include student-led devotions, worship, and special music and hymns. The guest speaker for the ceremony will be Pastor Clint Weir, with opening remarks provided by Mr. Walker Filbert.

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Seybolds to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Carol and Chuck Seybold will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Heartland Lodge Sunday, May 20 with many local friends. The couple were married in Davenport, Iowa May 18, 1968 at the Episcopal Cathedral. Carol is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Chuck graduated from Michigan State University. They met while working for the Illinois Department of Mental Health in Galesburg, Ill. Chuck returned to graduate school and was hired as an Assistant Professor at Eastern New Mexico University and Director of the Music Therapy degree program. Upon return-

ing to Illinois he was employed by the Illinois Department of Mental Health and later by the Illinois State Board of Education for almost 25 years prior to retirement. Chuck is active as the Choir director and assistant organist at the First United Methodist Church. One of his favorite interest is riding his Segway around town and spending the winters in Florida. Carol retired from First Bank after almost 24 years. She enjoys bridge, church activities and Home Extension. They have two sons; Rob (Rebecca) of Pittsfield and Scott (finance Stacey) of Springfield. They are blessed with two grandchildren, Berkley, age 4 and Colin, age 7.

Farmers Bank unveils new name The Farmers Bank of Liberty has announced that for the second time in its nearly 115-year history, the bank is changing its name. Originally chartered on June 23, 1903 as The Farmers State Bank of Liberty, just over a year later, in July of 1904, the bank was restructured and the name was then changed to The Farmers Bank of Liberty. The bank will now be named, simply, Liberty Bank. President and Chairman of the Board, Mark Field, explained that this change has been decades in the making. “Over 20 years ago, I became aware that there was another bank in Illinois named Liberty Bank, and it struck me at that time how appropriate that name would be for our bank since we are actually based in Liberty. That other bank was recently bought out and the Liberty Bank charter was actually merged out of existence a couple of months ago, so we felt the time was right to simplify our name and make it easier to stand out and differentiate our bank from others in this market area.” Field went on

to explain that, with several other banks in this immediate area with names such as Farmers State Bank, or Farmers National Bank, people would get confused from time to time on whether or not the bank in Liberty was actually affiliated with one of the other “Farmers” banks. “There is no question that in our market area, people will now understand that we are Liberty Bank, and we are the same 100 percent locally-owned and 100 percent locally-focused bank that they have known in this area since 1903.” said Field Mr. Field emphasized that there has been absolutely no change in ownership of the bank, and the bank is certainly not decreasing its level of commitment to providing credit to the farmers of the area by making this name change. The change will better position the bank well into the future, even if other locations are added to the Liberty Bank family at a later date. “The other thing we did was to simplify the bank’s logo. While we are keeping our long-time, well-known ‘abstract’ Lib-

Agricultural Loan Officer Farmers National Bank of Griggsville Farmers National Bank of Griggsville is seeking a fulltime ag loan officer for our Griggsville and Pittsfield locations. We offer competitive compensation; excellent benefit package; job training and continuing education. We are seeking an individual, with strong sales and business development skills, who fits our customer-service oriented culture to be responsible for marketing and providing all credit and related services for an assigned portfolio as well as the growth of an individual portfolio. Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics, business administration or other applicable field with appropriate finance and accounting courses prefered. Proven written and oral communications skills, time management skills, current knowledge of farm production methods, products and business management required. Mail resumes to: Farmers National Bank PO Box 518 Griggsville IL 62340 EOE

erty Bell logo in place, we simply added our new name to that bell. We are no longer including the names of the four communities we serve as a component of the actual logo. This will prevent us from needing to make changes to the logo if the Good Lord presents another opportunity to us at some point in the future” Field explained. In conjunction with the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, the bank will be hosting a “Business After Hours” Thursday, June 14 at the bank’s office at 4134 Broadway in Quincy to commemorate the bank’s new name and to celebrate the bank’s ll5th Anniversary of serving the banking needs of folks in this area. The event will be held from 4:30 until 6:30 “or later, depending on if folks want to stay and visit” according to Field. Liberty Bank is proud to be a 100 percent local, independent, community bank with $92 million in assets, currently serving Liberty, Barry, Payson and Quincy. The bank’s website will remain at for the time being.

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Sunshining on Logan Ag By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Logan Ag in Griggsville is hopeful for sunny days in the future. The agricultural company recently installed solar panels that have the potential to convert sunlight into 144,000 kilowatt hours per year. “In a commercial setting this is an average sized job,” Joel Tatum of Harvest Energy Solutions, said. “We can install systems on residential properties or commercial properties of any size.” Harvest Energy Solutions will install on any type of property but specializes in ag projects. Logan said he had been intrigued by the idea for some time. “With the cost of utilities going up, I wanted to find out a what would be beneficial in reducing our energy costs, both now and down the road,” Logan said. After examining the matter, solar was the hands down winner. “I looked at solar and I looked at wind,” Logan said. “I chose solar because there is less maintenance.” Logan said with the wind turbines, there are moving parts and those have to be

maintained. Tatum said the guarantee on the solar panels is for 25 years with a life expectancy of 30 or more years. Tatum says Ameren Electric is an excellent company with which to partner as they accept any over electricity produced by the panels. Currently, Logan has solar panels on half of a 60 X 200 building and a portion of a building about half that size. Projections are that will provide all of his energy needs with the potential of sending some to Ameren. “They allow customers to bank credit that can be used on the days that there isn’t enough solar power to operate the business,” Tatum said. The days where the panels will have to be supplemented are few and far between, according to Tatum. “They will still produce power with a snow load on them,” he said. Logan Ag is a commercial business and has several pieces of equipment that used 3-phase and many more that are 220 plus the customary 110 service. “Our anhydrous pumps, petroleum pumps, liquid fertilizer and dry fertilizer pumps all use 3-phase electricity,” Logan said. “They have assured me

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Ed Logan, left, owner of Logan Ag and Joel Tatum, of Harvest Energy Solutions show off the solar panels on the building behind them. Logan recently converted his business to solar energy, a move he expects to pay for itself in approximately five years.

this is no problem.” With all the pros of taking his business all renewable energy, there has to be down side. Tatum said the up-front cost scares some would be customers away, but estimates in approximately five years the investment will have paid for itself and financing is available.

There are a number of government incentives that make the idea of solar energy lucrative. “There is up to a 30 percent tax credit from the federal government,” Tatum said. Also the panels are excellent sources of depreciation for income tax,” he said. “You can depreciate at least 85 percent of the costs.”

And the third big incentive is a carbon credit, Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) that alleviates some of the cost of renewable energy. “Added to the new tax laws, my CPA tells me we may be able to see a return on our investment in less than the projected five years,” Logan said. While Logan said he had been investigating a renew-

Prairieland FS announces Enduring Farm award winners Prairieland FS, along with GROWMARK Inc., are recognizing farmers who implement sustainable nutrient management practices such as following the 4R principals for all nutrient applications; monitoring nitrogen levels through soil sampling; and implementing variable rate technology for phosphorous applications. Twenty-six farms are part of the inaugural Enduring Farm award. The award recognizes farmers who have adopted practices that optimize nutrient utilization, leading to positive long-term soil and water quality, while enhancing return on investment. 

Enduring Farms named in the Prairieland FS service area include: Steve Hammit of Rockport; Glen Koch of Mt. Sterling; Casey McCausland of Havana; Kenny Nell of Littleton; and Darren & Randy Sims of Liberty. All winners and a full list of specific criteria can be found here: https://www. “Farmers know that their operations and the world’s natural resources can all thrive within the same ecosystem, said Keith Hufendick, general manager of Prairieland FS. “More than ever, they are assessing cropping practices

and operational processes that will minimize impact on the environment while improving farm profitability.” Nominations for Enduring Farms recognition were submitted by each grower’s FS crop specialist based on specific sustainable practices implemented on their farms. Nutrient management cropping practices were implemented during the 2017 growing season. All Enduring Farms will be provided N-WATCH™ services to measure results of a nutrient management trial conducted on their farm during the 2018 growing season. “FS Companies work with many

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able energy source for the past year, the project moved quickly and was completed within two weeks after Harvest Energy crews began installation. “The weather is a determine factor in when we can install the panels,” Tatum said, adding that Harvest Energy installs year-round,with spring and summer being the busiest season.

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Farm Bureau announces 2018 scholarship winners The Pike Scott Farm Bureau has announced the five winners of the scholarships the organization provides to seniors in the two counties. The scholarship winners are: Maggie Cox, Winchester High School, receives a Scott County Farm Bureau Scholarship. She will attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and

major in biomedical engineering. Her parents are Jack and Gloria Cox. Chaney Parker, daughter of Chris Walker, will receive a Scott County Farm Bureau Scholarship at Winchester High School graduation ceremonies. Parker plans to attend the University of Illinois majoring in animal science.

Jackson Borrowman, Western High School, is the recipient of this year’s Pike County Farm Bureau Scholarship. He is pursuing a finance degree at the University of Texas in Austin. His parents are Chris and Jill Borrowman. Barley Kozlowski will receive the Rod Webel Memorial Scholarship. The Western High School

senior will attend the University of Missouri majoring in biology focusing on premed studies. She is the daughter of Larry Kozlowski. Receiving this year’s Wayne Riley Scholarship is Duncan Bradshaw from Griggsville-Perry High School. He will attend the University of Illinois majoring in agricultural business. His

parents are Brian and Marina Bradshaw. If you have an interest in contributing to a scholarship fund or endowing a scholarship, please contact the Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation at 217-2852233 or make a secure on-line contribution at

‘BEE’ a Pollinator in Pleasant Hill The Pike and Scott County Farm Bureaus’ Agriculture Literacy Coordinator Rachel Smith visited Heather Evans’ 3rd grade class at Pleasant Hill Elementary and Allie Zaerr at Western Elementary. The students learned all about pollination through some fun, hands-on activities. They made bag butterfly decorations and pollinator hats that allowed them to “BEE” a pollinator. They also learned how pollen is transported to flowers by pollinators through an activity involving cheese balls and Jug Juice. The children had to pick a cheese ball out of the flower cup, eat it, and then wipe their ‘polSubmitted photo




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Front Row: Morgann Horton, Thomas Crone, Lyla Higgins, Hailey Harrison, Riley Ward, and Levi Clark. Back Row: Louis Barnes, Ashlyn Smith, Kaitlyn Borrowman, Emma Crossman, David Douglas, Kaylee Toohill, and Heather Evans.

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len’ covered fingers on the pistil of the paper plate flower. Doing this, along with drinking the Jug Juice or ‘nectar’, the class acted out the process of pollination by becoming pollinators themselves. The Agriculture in the Classroom program is funded by the IAA Foundation and the Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation, the charitable arm of the Pike and Scott County Farm Bureaus. To learn more about the Pike-Scott Agriculture in the Classroom program, please contact Rachel Smith, Pike-Scott County Farm Bureau Agriculture Literacy Coordinator, at 217-285-2233 or


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Ten boys from Western High School have committed to playing football for the Pleasant Hill-Western Wolves football team this fall. Pleasant Hill Coach Mike Giles was at Western last week letting the boys know the schedule and encouraging them to join. Those wanting to be Football Wolves next year are, front row, left to right, Brenden Hull , Carl Conley, Russell Owens, Elijah Berg, Canin Rennecker Dakota Martin. Second row, Carson Dell, Austin Mudd, John Matlick, Ryan Tunget.

Saukees win first game of regional By JACOB BRADHAW Pike Press The Pittsfield Saukees outlasted Rushville-Industry with a little help from the weather. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth with the Saukees leading 5-4. The win pits the Saukees against QND in the semi-final game. That game will be this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in Beardstown. Jon Moore got the win the regional and Cade Tomhave had two RBIs without getting a hit. R-I and the Saukees both committed three errors in

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Griggsville-Perry eighth grader, Tate Kunzeman, competed in the IESA State Track Meet at Eastside Center in East Peoria May 11 and 12. He competed in long jump, high jump and the 400m dash and received fifth place in high jump. Kunzeman and his coach, Garrett White, attended the meet. Kunzeman broke broke the GPMS long jump record with a jump of 18’6.75”. He also tied the GPMS high jump record at 5’8.”

Lady Saukees season ends at New Berlin By JACOB BRADSHAW Pike Press The Lady Saukee softball team ended their season Monday afternoon with a 12-2 loss to New Berlin at New Berlin in the first game of the regional. Maggie Marable went 2 for 2 in the game. The girls started their final week of the season

off with a nail biter against Triopia. The game was tied at 2-2 throughout most of the contest, thanks to McKinley Jennings with a two run double. Although the Lady Saukees managed to out hit their opponent, they fell 4-2 in the loss.  Looking to counteract their previous loss, the Lady Saukees matched

up against North Greene, but fell short 14-4. Alexis Groom had three hits.  The Lady Saukees had a victory against Triopia in the second game of a double header 3-2, and a commanding victory against Brussels 22-5. In the Brussels game, Morgan Puterbaugh had five RBIs and MaKayla Jennings had 6.


Carrollton 10 Griggsville-Perry 0 The Lady T’s could only muster two baserunners, both on walks as the Lady Hawks blanked the them 10-0. Paige Syrcle drew a walk as did Ashley Waters. Rushville Industry, 13 Griggsville-Perry, 2 Kaitlyn Leenerts, Briana Brown split the pitching duties with each one on the mound for two innings. Neither had a bad outing but got no support from the offense with only two hits in the game. Barry 10 Pittsfield 6 Western 5 Liberty 4 RBIs by Paige Snyder, Tori Weir, Jordan Walston and Savannah Hall was all the Lady Wildcats needed although Liberty made a threat in the top of the sixth. Western 11 Pleasant Hill 1 Tori Weir, Sanannah Hall and Tori Ash

each had four hits of Restored Liberty 16 Pleasant Hill 0 Deme Batchelor had a double but was left stranded. Payson-Seymour 7 Western 1 Baseball Payson Seymour 7 Western 1 Liberty 29 Pleasant Hill 11 Triples by Cody Bowen, Grant Peebles, Iziak Rogers gave the Wolves opportunities to score runs but the Eagles had more chances, despite committing nine errors compared to the Wolves 5. Payson-Seymour 15 Pleasant Hill 5 Iziak Rogers and Justin Shireman each had homers Due to low numbers at Unity, the Saukee varsity baseball game scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at Unity was cancelled.  

the game but the Rockets were more costly. The Pittsfield Saukees started their final week of the season with a matchup against Liberty, and things didn’t go as planned, as their hitting slump continues  Although the game was manageable, only a one run deficit in the third inning, many errors and Liberty’s hot bat resulted in many runs in a hurry. The final score was 17-5.   The Saukees then looked to regain some momentum on their Senior Night against

Triopia, but it was the same song and dance. The Saukees kept the game 2-1 throughout a couple of innings, but a six run inning by Triopia took any momentum Pittsfield had. Isaac Shaw pitches 3 1/3 innings, and allowed seven hits and 10 runs. The Saukees only had two hits on the day, Cade Tomhave having a line drive to the opposite field to bring in one of them.  The Saukees currently stand with a 9-15 record, as they hope to turn things around come post season.

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Pittsfield girls advancing to state By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Three relay teams and two individuals will represent Pittsfield High School this weekend at the IHSA state track meet. Preliminary events start Thursday. The sectional was held Friday in Beardstown. The girls 4X100 team consisting of Lauren Woodward, Sydney Bauer,Gretchen Wessell, Allison Wessell, had a time of 50.88, good enough for first in the Beardstown sectional and puts the girls ranked ninth in the state meet. The top time recorded state wide in 1A competition was 49.06. The girls 4 X 200 team consisting of Lauren Wodward, Taylor Nelson, Gretchen Wessel and Chloe Lemons set a new school record 1.49.38 breaking a 28-year-old record set by Salma Ansari, Renita Kurfman, Megan Hartman and Michelle Lawton who ran it in 1:50.01. The 1.49.38 mark ranks the girls as 15th in the state with 146.00 being the top mark. The 4 X 400 team was second at the sectional with a time of 4:13.80. Top time in the state is 4.05.73. Team members are: Lauren Woodward, Gretchen Wessell, Sydney Bauer and Chloe Lemons. Chandler Hayden was tops in both the discus and the shot at the sectional. She will go into the state meet ranked third in the shot with a throw of 41-06. Top mark in sectional competition was 45-01. In the discus, Hayden threw 130-05 and is ranked sixth. Top mark is 148.05. Sydney Bauer was first in sectional competition in the 400 meter dash with time of 1:01.52. Top mark was 58.99.

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Bailey Smith takes the hand-off from Quinn Corgiat in a relay. The Lady Saukees are sending three relay teams and two individuals to the state track meet this weekend. Boys sectionals will also be this weekend.

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Judi Settles and Pat Long are celebrated their May birthdays at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center’s Birthday Dinner May 7. The next activity is Monday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. honoring our women at our ladies salad luncheon as each lady brings a salad. The men will be serving the desserts. Better join to find out what they are bringing! Monday June 4 is our June birthday dinner at 11:30 a.m. and Susan Johnson is giving a seminar of 10 signs for early detection of Alzheimers that matter. The public is invited. No reservations needed for our potluck dinner. June 20 at 11:30 a.m. the center will be honoring our men with a tailgate wiener roast at the Hougland’s on King Rd., if Mother Nature approves. If not, it will be in the Center.  

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Pittsfield student wins national scholarship Michael “Eli” Ten Eyck, son of Michael and Renita Ten Eyck, from Pittsfield High School is a winner in the Forty-Ninth Annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Competition. The prestigious awards are granted to high school seniors for the best all-around presentations including an explanation of why they are planning careers in government service. The Foundation noted that these winners represent the most talented and accomplished of our country’s young leaders and that it is these young men and women who are dedicating themselves to public service. The Foundation’s headquarters is in Bristol, Bucks County, Pa. Eli is first in his class with a perfect GPA. He is an Illinois State Scholar and President of his school’s National Honor Society. Eli served as Head Attorney in his school’s Mock Trial Club, Secretary of Student Council in his junior year and is the current Student Council President. He participates in Swing Choir and Jazz Band. Eli is a 2017 State Qualifier in the Math Team and a Regional English Champion of Worldwide Youth in Science Engineering. He participates as Captain of the Track and Field Team as well as Captain of the Cross Country Team. He has been awarded the Certificate of Recognition from Illinois Senate in his freshman year, Illinois Boys State Model Citizen Runner Up and the Premier Boys State “Lincoln Oration Champion.” He plans to attend Washington University in St. Louis.  The Washington Cross-


ing Foundation has awarded more than $1,600,000.00 in scholarships since its inception. Scholarships were inaugurated in 1969 and honor the more than sixty years of dedicated service to the nation by the late author-historian Ann Hawkes Hutton. The Foundation believes that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young men and women to carry on our government’s work in future years. Its scholarship program seeks to find, identify, and encourage young people with the same sense of dedication and service demonstrated by George Washington and his soldiers who, under the most adverse of conditions, crossed the Delaware Christmas Night in 1776 to win the Battle of Trenton that turned the tide of the American Revolution. Information about the Foundation membership and the Foundation’s scholarship program is available at or write to the Washington Crossing Foundation, P.O. Box 503, Levittown, PA 19058. Washington Crossing Foundation is a non-profit (501c 3) organization. Tax I.D is #23-1662040.




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Students, staff and parents at Griggsville-Perry watched Jamie Kelley’s second grade class wrap the Maypole May 1. Students that participated were Kristian Amsden, Lilly Bedenbender, Claire Bennett, Mason Bonner, Kason Brown, Peyton Cook, Eli Craig, Riley Curfman, Lucas Dehart, Dane Hemsley, Baily Lemons, Eli Musgrave, Aaliyah Nash, Jaylin Saxbury, Kendall Scranton, Prayton Shoemaker, Logan Sidwell, Zoey Tradway. Kaden Nash was absent.


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Jamie Kelley’s second grade class at Griggsville-Perry wrapped the annual Maypole at the Griggsville Estates. Students and residents enjoyed cookies and punch after the event. Later, the students wrapped the pole at the school.

Sibley receives Crime Stoppers Scholarship Crime Stoppers of Pike County has announced that Kristen Sibley, daughter of Shane and Mindy Sibley of Pittsfield, is the recipient of the 2018/2019 Crime Stoppers Scholarship. This college scholarship is offered annually to a Pike County High School graduate who is majoring in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement. This is the 11th year that the scholarship has been awarded.

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Keegan Deeder, left, and his mother, Brittni Clendenny Deeder, look for books in his age range at the book fair held in the Griggsville-Perry music room May 11. Many students and parents packed the music room for the last Scholastic book fair of the school year. Keep up on hometown news - buy a subscription today!

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200 BUSINESS IF YOU need parts for mowers and tillers, Dorsey's Hardware and Western Auto has a large selection of belts and parts and service. New equipment sales available. Winchester. Call 217-742-9241. TFN RICK'S LAWN Equipment. Parts and services for all brands. Tillers, lawn mowers, chain saws, blowers and weedeaters. We sell the best and service the rest. Gravely, Stihl. Zero turn mowers on sale! Pickup and delivery. Hwy. 54, west of the Illinois bridge, Louisiana, Mo. 573-7545055. TFN

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500 FOR SALE FOR SALE: 1964 JD 4020 Powershift. Diesel wide front end. 3pt hitch. 12,000 OBO 618-530-1514. 5.16.18 BED QUEEN pillowtop mattress set. New in the plastic. $175. Can deliver. 618-772-2710. 5.23.18 GREAT JOBS start here! Look here every week for new, exciting careers! The People's Marketplace Classifieds!

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2002 INT'L Tandem Grain Truck. International 4900. 22' aluminum Kann bed. Int'l DT 530 engine with 214,000 miles. Great truck. Asking $36,000. 217-4731343 call or text. TFN 1990 PRESTIGE double wide mobile home, 22x40. 3 BR, 2 BA. Call 217-3702629. TFN

HELP WANTED: Full time Class A Driver needed at Pike County Lumber. Must be available to work MonSat. Duties include loading, transporting, and unloading materials within a 100 mile radius of warehouse. Some warehouse, inventory, and day to day operational work also required, along with operation of forklifts, pallet jacks, and manual lifting of light and heavy objects. Overtime every week; home every night. No experience required, but must have or be able to obtain (within one month of hire) a Class A CDL drivers license. Must have a clean driving record and be able to pass a drug screening. 50-hour work week, retirement, earned time off. Stable company - ensures job security to quality candidates. Send resume to Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 311, Pittsfield, IL 62363. 5.23.18 SEEKING EXPERIENCED DCC model train enthusiast to assist disabled senior complete HO, N layouts contact tompod1818@ 5.23.18

PITTSFIELD MACHINE looking for Production Workers, Truck Driver, Office Qualifications a good work ethic, reliable transportation, know how to read a tape measure and can count. Apply in person at Pittsfield Machine 609 North Fulton Street Payson Il. 6.6.18 FULL TIME Auto Body Repair Tech: Minimum 2 yrs experience. Prefer I-Car & ASE certified or tech school training. Apply in person at Spencer Auto Body, 5074 State Rt 140, Bethalto, IL. 5.30.18

NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on land in Calhoun County owned by Ruth Smith. Violators will be prosecuted. 3.27.19 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Steve and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.30.18 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Marcy Klockenkemper, Judy Lamer, Jeremy Russell, Bonnie Stepanek, and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.30.18

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600 HELP WANTED PAYROLL SPECIALIST – Exciting F/T opportunity in Jerseyville. Two or four year college degree in accounting or relatable field preferred; comparable professional experience in payroll and bookkeeping will be considered. Minimum 5 years of experience in payroll processing required. Send resume to PO Box 407K Jerseyville, Ill. 62052. 5.30.18 NO TRESPASSING ads are $60 for one year! Call to place yours today. Keep unwanted people off your property! Great way to keep people off your land!

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LOOKING FOR a hunting lease for the 2018 season. Call Ron Nail 708-7908079. 5.16.18 LOCAL HUNTER Looking For Land In Calhoun County To Lease For Deer Hunting. Not an Outfitter. 828-734-9938. 6.13.18

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WANTING TO buy 2 to 10 acres of land in or around El Dara, Berry, New Canton NO TRESPASSING on or Rockport in pike county. Linda Bennet farm ground Call Trey Hughes at 985near Griggsville. Trespass- 320-0698. 5.23.18 ers will be prosecuted. 5.1.19 1500D MY LAND lo­cat­ed in Sec­ Yard Sales tion 18 SW of Pearl is pri­ Pike County vate prop­er­t y. Hunt­i ng, fish­i ng, trap­p ing, tres­ GARAGE SALE: 673 S. pass­ i ng, for any pur­ p ose, Walnut St. Pittsfield Saturwith­o ut the writ­ten, signed day, May 19. Craft items, per­m is­s ion of the own­er, glassware, books, clothes, is strict­l y for­b id­d en. Vio­l a­ crochet instruction books tors will be pros­e c ­ ut­ed. Ti­ and miscellaneous. 5.16.18 mothy Brink­m an. 6.13.18

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 03/15/2018 the Sheriff of Greene County will on 06/25/2018 at the hour of 1:00PM at the Greene County Courthouse, 519 N. Main Street, Carrollton, IL 62016, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 03-92-23-124-017


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Financial Illinois, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Brenda J. Gardner; et. al. DEFENDANTS 17-CH-35 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/25/2017, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on June 20, 2018 at the hour of 9:00AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 04-526-001-00

than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 700 S Liberty Jerseyville, IL 62052 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other


PROPERTY ADDRESS: 215 SNEDEKER ST. JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered in the above entitled cause on March 2, 2018, the following described real estate, to-wit: Permanent Index Number: 04406-004-00 fka 42-04-406-004-00 Commonly known as: 215 Snedeker St., Jerseyville, IL 62052 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on June 6, 2018, at 9:00 AM, in the 1st Floor Hallway of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, Illinois. amount


The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA M. EDWARDS, Defendant. 17-CH-33

The Judgment $59,014.08.

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.


The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Sheriff of Jersey County. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the mortgaged real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property issubject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.

For information contact Plaintiff’s Attorney: Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Maria D. Gray (#6323981), Its Attorney Of Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 Telephone: (217) 422-1719 Facsimile: (217) 422-1754 I3086316 5.9, 5.16, 5.23


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BARRY n Activities at the Barry Public Library for May will be: Adult coloring every Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rest of the activities are always at 10 a.m. Birth - 3 programs May 19. Chess and Checkers May, 19. GRIGGSVILLE n Griggsville-Perry High School Baccalaureate will be Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. the Griggsville United Methodist Church. n Griggsville-Perry snack pack fish fry Monday, May 28 from 11 a.m.2 p.m. at the Griggsville American Legion. PITTSFIELD n 1st Annual Pike Girls Summer Softball Trivia Night Saturday, May 19 at PCS. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with trivia starting at 6 p.m. 8 players per team, bring your own snacks and dessert, 50/50, heads n tails, mulligans, and silent auction items available. n John Wood Community College’s JDub Academy will offer classes for students during the month of June. The hands-on educational enrichment program is offered to children in grades kindergarten through 12th. Experts in a range of professions from art and foreign language to engineering and science will instruct classes. Area youth may choose from more than a dozen classes held at JWCC’s Southeast Education Center, located 2 miles north of Pittsfield. To learn more about these classes, visit www. Among the classes offered during this year’s JDub Academy include the following: Criminal Agent in Training, Design with Disney and Fairytales, Books and Art, Ahoy Matrosen, Trash to Treasure/Recycled Art, Become a World Traveler, Let’s Build It, Creative Dramatics, 4th of July Art, The World of Minis, Bring Out the Nature in You, Mad Science, Gardner Camp’s Explore Archery and Outdoor Adventures, Vet for a Week, Fun with Geometry and many others. Cost per class varies. For more information, call 217.641.4941. n The American Red Cross and First Christian Church are sponsoring a blood drive Monday, May 21,

at Crossroads Center, 1-6 p.m. Your donation is needed to meet patient demand in our area and nationwide. Please join us Monday, May 21. Visit to schedule your donation. Your support is appreciated.

n The Abe Lincoln Project/Looking for Lincoln in Pike County and the City of Pittsfield are sponsoring the 17th annual Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment June 2 and 3 at Lake Pittsfield. The H.L. Hunley Traveling Exhibit from Charleston, SC is coming back by popular demand. Also featured this year is the premier of a new show"Abraham Lincoln:The Great Communicator" being performed by noted Lincoln presenter George Buss and nationally known folk singer/songwriter Chris Vallillo. No admission. The Abe Lincoln Project is a proud partner of the Looking for Lincoln/ Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. n Pike county all-wars museum Mexican war presentation Sunday, May 20 from 12-4 p.m. at 320 N. Illinois Street. n A Farewell Celebration honoring Pike County Circuit Clerk, Debbie Dugan, will be held Thursday, May 31 from 2–4 p.m. in the Upper Courtroom at the Pike County Courthouse.

n The public is invited and encouraged

to attend a Free Naloxone Training. What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an Opioid overdose. The training will be held Tuesday, May 22 at John Wood Community College, Southeast Education Center. There will be two sessions offered; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information on this training, please contact Sue at 309-267-5995. n Mark your calendars May 19 Hearsay Band will be preforming 6-8:30 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Citizens Center. Concessions will open at 5 p.m. with grilled tenderloin sandwich as the featured entrée. There will also be hot dogs, assorted desserts and soft serve ice cream offered. All ages are welcome.

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ONGOING n All John Wood Community College center offices, in Pittsfield and Baylis will operate on summer hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Friday, May 21 to Aug. 3. Summer classes will meet as listed on students’ schedules. Regular office hours for the academic year will resume Monday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

the month at the Dome on Madison. The meeting includes lunch and a program. Membership is open to all women in Pike County. For more information, contact Ann Rine at 217285-1616.

n 12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group for alcohol and narcotic addiction every Monday at 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield (Breezeway entrance). For more information, call Betty at 217- 285-6191.

n Calvary Baptist Church of Pittsfield's Helping Hands is held every 3rd Saturday of month from 9-11 a.m.

n The class of 1959 will meet for lunch the third Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard Cafe at 11 a.m. All classmates please come.

n Pike County Senior Citizens Center Widows Support Group meets in the Shaw room every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. There also is a monthly card party/luncheon scheduled for every 2nd Wednesday. The players play Pitch and Bridge and if you are interested please call the center at 217-285-4969.

n Bright Star Methodist Cooperative Parish (Oxville, Florence, Detroit, Griggsville, Perry, and New Salem) county wide Bible Studies for Spring 2018 will be held every Wednesday morning at Griggsville UMC at 9:30 a.m. and every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Perry UMC. This is absolutely free and everyone in Pike County are welcome to attend. Questions? Call Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575.

n Area senior adults are invited to attend a monthly multi-denominational Bible Study with David and Charlotte Hamilton. Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursday morning each month in the Shaw room of the Pittsfield Senior Center with refreshments, visiting and group singing from 10-10:25 a.m. Bible study begins at 10:30, dismissing promptly at 11 a.m. A free printed study guide will be provided each month.

n Do you have an old cell phone you don’t use anymore? You can donate it to a worthy cause! We will take all donated phones, even if they are damaged. They can be left at the Quanada in Pike County office at 941 W. Washington in Pittsfield. For further information, call 285-6119. n It’s not too late to receive a flu vaccination! Flu vaccine continues to be available at Pike County Health Department in Pittsfield. No appointment is needed. Available hours for adult and children walkin flu immunizations are 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, contact Nancy Halpin, RN at Pike County Health Department, 285-4407, extension 124. n Exercise classes are held at the Senior Center in Pittsfield. These classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 p.m. There is no cost. 1-2 lb. bar bells are required, but if you don't have any, they are provided. Any questions: call 217-285-4524. n The Pittsfield Women's Club meets at noon on the 4th Tuesday of

n Home and Community Education (HCE) board meets the first Monday of each month. Visitors and members of HCE are invited to attend the 10 a.m. meeting at the Farm Bureau building. Come see the plans for the new year. n The Springfield Vet Center is now offering Readjustment Counseling in Pittsfield. We are currently at the American Legion Post 152 every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Veterans and their families can schedule an appointment by calling 217-492-4955 during normal business hours and asking for John Mizer LSW. n Pike County PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones) Group will be meeting every Thursday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Pike County Senior Citizens Center. Please use the back entrance. For questions call 217-653-6076. n The class of 1961 will have lunch at the Cardinal Inn on the 3rd Friday of each month at noon. Classmates, Please attend. n Bursting Bubbles foundation emotional support group on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Barry YMCA and at Illini Hospital on the second Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. For more information call 217-335-2961.

n Set Free is a non-traditional recovery program for adults (ages 18+), based on doing life together. Join us for Set Free every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Pittsfield Assembly of God. There is free childcare, from birth-6th grade. Learn more: Set Free Recovery Group on n The Pittsfield Masonic Lodge meets the second Monday of every month at the Masonic Lodge. n Meals Plus for Seniors serves lunch at noon, Mon. through Fri. at Findley Place. Over 60, meals are based on donations. Call Connie by 8:50 a.m. on the day you would like to make reservations at 217-285-6150. Milk and bread offered with every meal. OUT-OF-COUNTY n Area teens in 5th–8th grade are welcome to join at the Mt. Sterling Community Center YMCA for its annual ‘End of School’ Middle School Madness Lock-In Friday, May 18 from 10 p.m.–6 a.m. Teens are asked to bring a blanket, pillow, sneakers, and extra clothes. Guardians are required to drop off their teens and sign permission slips in person at 10 p.m. Friday and then come inside to retrieve teens Saturday morning at 6 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by May 16. Contact Emily Reuschel, Director of Youth and Family Development, at or call 217-7732230 with questions.

Addi lageman

Jacob bradshaw

Joel cook

joseph feenstra

Mackenzie Garrett

Layne gregory

savannah harris

jacob gresham

Derke Neupauer

Faith ralston

Kelly rhodes

brook Scharwark

claire smith

kaylee Smith

michael TenEyck

Madison zumwalt

Pikeland Public Schools Foundation awards $29,000 in scholarships The Pikeland Public Schools Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to enhance the educational experience of the students in Pikeland School District #10. The Foundation was established in 1988. The board is comprised of twelve volunteer business and educational leaders whose primary focus is to oversee the investment and appropriate funds as they are bestowed to the Foundation for scholarship and school project purposes. Each year the Foundation awards a number of scholarships which may be used to attend trade schools, technical/vocational schools as well as colleges and universities. They are awarded to past and current graduates of Pittsfield High School. Scholarship decisions are based on student financial need, scholastic abilities, leadership qualities, service to school and community, dignity of character, and the desire to further one’s education. This year the Pikeland Public School Foundation was pleased to be able to award $29,000 to be distributed among seventeen scholarships and are as follows: Helen Harman Scholarships The Harman Scholarship is made possible through a generous bequest from Miss Helen Harman who had a long career as a history teacher at Pittsfield High School and was a very community-oriented individual. Recipients for 2018 are: Jacob Bradshaw, the son of

Tara Bradshaw, will be a 2018 graduate of Pittsfield High School. He plans to attend Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo. where he plans to major in psychology and become a school counselor. Layne Gregory, daughter of Rodney Gregory and Susan Gregory, will be a 2018 Pittsfield High School graduate and plans to attend Illinois College, Jacksonville. She would like to be a teacher so plans to major in English and education. Addison Lagemann, daughter of Raymond Lagemann and Laura Lane, is a graduate student at Maryville University of St. Louis, Mo. She plans to work as a pediatric physical therapist at a children’s hospital. Katherine Lovell Harper Scholarships The Katherine Lovell Harper Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 via a generous donation from Robert H. and Katherine P. Harper. The Lovell family settled in Pittsfield in the 1800s. Katherine graduated from Pittsfield High school in 1941 and the University of Texas in 1945. The 2018 recipients are: Joel Cook who is the son of Richard and Julie Cook. Joel will be a 2018 graduate of Pittsfield High School and plans to attend Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He would like to become a biomedical engineer by double majoring in biology and physics. Joseph Feenstra, son of Dar-

win and Lisa Feenstra, will be a 2018 graduate of PHS and plans to attend Monmouth College, Monmouth. He will be studying bio-chemistry on the pre-med track and with a minor in music. J. D. Gresham, son of Robert and Sara Gresham, will be a 2018 Pittsfield High School graduate. He plans to attend Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville where he plans to major in accounting and most likely minor in finance. Derek Neupauer, son of John and Michele Neupauer, will be a 2018 PHS graduate. Derek plans to study business and minor in speech and theatre. His goal is to be a marketing manager in a corporation or company. Brooklynn T. Scharwark, daughter of Kathy Scharwark, attends Illinois State University. She is double majoring in history and geography and has intentions to become a professor at a university. Eli Ten Eyck is the son of Rev. Michael and Renita Ten Eyck and will be a 2018 graduate of Pittsfield High School. He will attend Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. where he plans to study political science and economics before pursuing a law degree. Stickman Scholarship The Stickman Scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from Ray and Marian Stickman who moved to Pittsfield in 1975 after retiring from farming. Stickman Scholarships are awarded

to deserving Pittsfield High School graduates attending Illinois institutions of higher education. The 2018 recipient is Kelly Rhodes, daughter of Richard and Rebecca Rhodes. She will be a 2018 graduate of Pittsfield High School and she plans to attend the Eastern Illinois University, Charleston where her major will be kinesiology and sports studies. Friends of Ag Scholarship The Friends of Ag Scholarship was started by Charles (Chief) Ferguson who was a PHS Ag teacher and is awarded to a PHS Student who is a member of FFA and whose plans include majoring in agriculture. The recipient for 2018 is Kaylee Smith, daughter of Shane and Beth Smith. She plans to attend John Wood Community College and pursue a career in agriculture education. Kaylee will be a graduate of 2018 Pittsfield High School. Johnson Scholarship The Thomas J. Johnson Scholarship is made possible by the family and friends of Tom Johnson who was a drivers’ education teacher at PHS. The scholarship is awarded to a PHS graduate who has high academic standards, Saukee pride, participates in extra curricular activities, possesses a drive and dedication to success in reaching his/her goals. The recipient is Joel Cook, a 2018 Pittsfield High School graduate who is the son of Richard and Julie Cook. Joel

plans to become a biomedical engineer and to attend Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and double major in biology and physics. Dee Cox Nursing Scholarship The Dee Cox Scholarship is made possible by the family and friends of Dee Cox. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Pittsfield High School who through their contributions best exemplifies Saukee Pride, Spirit, Drive and Dedication. Selection goes to a student who is pursuing a nursing career, has proven records of achievement, scholarship, leadership, etc. The recipients are: McKenzie Garrett is the daughter of Bryan Garrett and Kristi Daniels and will be a 2018 Pittsfield High School graduate. She plans to attend Quincy University and first become a registered nurse. Later her goal is to become a surgeon. Savannah Harris, daughter of David and Amanda Harris, and will be a 2018 graduate of PHS. She plans to attend John Wood Community College with a major in nursing. Faith Ralston, daughter of Phillip Ralston and Mandy Gallaher, will be a 2018 PHS graduate. Faith plans to attend Quincy University and become a pediatric oncology nurse. Claire Smith, daughter of Monty and Maria Smith, plans to attend John Wood Community College where she will

major in nursing. She will be a 2018 PHS graduate. Madison Zumwalt, daughter of Greg and Tammy Zumwalt, plans to major in nursing at John Wood Community College. She will be a PHS graduate in 2018.

The Pikeland Public School Foundation also uses its funds to purchase items as requested by Pikeland teachers for classroom use. Examples for 2018 are PHS math binders, PCS 3rd grade bench marking kits, PCS calculators, PHS science software, South School rug, PCS and PHS Scholastic magazine subscriptions, a binding machine to help PHS English department, PHS geometry manipulatives, PCS science supplement material, 3rd grade lap desks and South School white boards. These teacher requests total approximately $4,924.04. In addition, the Foundation helps with extra curricular needs as they are requested.

Interested individuals/businesses are encouraged to consider helping with similar worthy causes for our students. Specific recommendations by the donor of how the money is used will be respected by the board and acted upon accordingly. Pikeland Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization so all donations are tax deductible. For more information contact Mark Amann, Assistant Superintendent at the Pikeland Board Office, phone number 217-285-2147.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pike Press

Pittsfield, Illinois

H The Farm H PRIMITIVES • ANTIQUES • HOME DECOR • HANDMADES 414 Hillview Rd. Winchester, IL 62694

(217) 204-4121 Amy & Tim Duncan

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* ANNUAL PRIMARILY PRIMITIVE VENDOR SHOW * at *The Farm* Saturday, May 19 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Quality vendors set up in our orchard offering the best of antiques, primitives, folk art, early American, country farmhouse, barn finds, industrial, repurposed and handmade items. No imports, no mass produced, no catalog items, no home show items. If you have attended the show in the past, your favorite vendors are returning and we have a lot of new ones signed so it will be a great show! This is a show true to its name and has become a customer favorite! Come out and see why! If you like antiques and primitives, you will LOVE this show...a great time to go pickin’!

*THE FARM* will also be open with fresh antiques & primitives for your shopping pleasure! Come see our new look if you have not done so already. We are open just one Saturday per month and the vendor show is our open date for the month of May. The show is free to enter and no parking fee. Children welcome! Rain or shine. Cash or check only, credit cards not accepted.

If you are interested in a booth, call soon. Space availability is limited. Call 217-204-4121.


Annual Harvest Festival Vendor Event Saturday, Oct. 13 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This is the second of the vendor show’s here at *The Farm*. A great time to get out and enjoy the Fall weather, take a drive to enjoy the fall colors, come to the vendor show to shop the best of the best vendors in the area! We bring in a very large crowd for this event. It is a hit so please do plant to attend! More info about planned activities during the show will be advertised closer to date


As most of you know by now, *The Farm* is open just once a month for in-store shopping. Here are the open dates for the upcoming months of 2018: EN WE ARE OP .M. 10 A.M.-3 P ATES ON OPEN D

We look forward to seeing you!




*The Farm*

20 minutes from Pittsfield • 45 minutes from Jerseyville 1 hour from Springfield • 25 minutes from Jacksonville 30 minutes from Carrollton • 20 minutes from Eldred • 1 hour from Quincy



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pike Press

Police Beat

Dispositions Speeding ( $120 unless listed): Curtis S. Dilley, 12/30/93 Pittsfield. Seat Belt ($60 unless listed ): Cassandra Jo Amsden, 10/06/89, Griggsville. Ricky Lee Beaty, 7/6/60, Griggsville. Charles W. Bronson, Jr. 2/26/87, Pittsfield. Misc. traffic: Tammy Mae Fenton, 1/9/95, Baylis, unlicensed, $407. Stephanie Ann Fulmer, 1/16/89, Pleasant Hill, $834. Howard A. Sibley, 12/27/21, Pittsfield, failure to reduce speed, $120. Brittany L. White, 5/1/97,

improper use of registration or title, $792, 12 months supervision. Misdemeanors: Patrick O. Smith, 8/24/70, Pittsfield, violation of order of protection, $1,672, 24 months probation. Felonies: Christopher Edwards, 12/25/81, Pittsfield, delivery of methamphetamine, $2,82, 48 months probation, 120 days in jail with credit give for two days served; revocation of probation, $1,900 48 months probation, $150 days in jail with credit give for 17 days served, burglary, $2,442, 48 months probation, 120 days in jail with credit given for two days served.

Jalie Maines, 3/11/80, Milton, possession of methamphetamine, $1,464, four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with credit given for 68 days served. Steven D. Niffen, 2/21/80, Pleasant ill, driving while suspended third offense, $1,447, 24 months probation, 90 days in jail. Patrick O. Smith, 8/24/70, domestic battery/physical contact, $3,312, 24 months probation, 30 days in jail with credit given for four days served. revocation of probation, 24 months conditional discharge, 180 days in jail.

Speckhart, Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 14, Hardin Township. Jeffrey D. Lindsey to David M. Klingbeil, Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 34, Montezuma Township. Stephen L. Fox to Stephen L. Fox, Virginia M. Fox, Part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 20, Fairmount Township. Nancy Monahan Executor, Mary Waters Deceased to David Barton, Deborah Barton, W. 1/2, NW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township; NE 1/4, SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township; 10 acres off the east side, NW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township; 10 acres off the north side, SW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township; 10 acres off South end, NE 1/4, SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township; S. 3/4, SW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township; W. 1/2, E. 1/2, NW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township; A part of, NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township; 10.23 acres off the East side, Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 34, New Salem Township. First National Bank of

Barry to Richard P. Dunker, NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 10, Levee Township; NW 1/4, 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Sec. 15, Levee Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 15, Levee Township. Forrest L. Stamper to Sarah A. Stamper, NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 5, Montezuma Township. Sarah A. Stamper to Joshua R. Kindle, NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 5, Montezuma Township. Pike County Trustee to Jesse R. Schlieper, All of Lots 15 & 16 and the West 40 feet of Lot 14, Block 1, Lots 14-16, Pearl. Elizabeth Childs, Elizabeth Schaller to Clarissa June Manard, Block 12, Lot 1, Hatchs Addn., Griggsville. Thomas R. Ritzheimer, Patricia M. Ritzheimer to Thomas R. Ritzheimer, Patricia M. Ritzheimer, James D. Ritzheimer, Paul M. Ritzheimer, Part of the NE 1/4, Sec. 18, Fairmount Township; Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 17, Fairmount Township; Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 17, Fairmount Township; Part of Lot 3, Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 17, Fairmount Township.

Deeds Ruth Anne Liehr to Dennis E. Browning, Esther D. Browning, Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 21, Perry Township. Clara Suzanne Williams to Gregory M. Motley, SE 1/4, SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 20, Derry Township. Chadrick D. Puterbaugh to Norman K. Jockisch, Lot 10, Crossmans Addn., Pittsfield. William Butcher, James D. Cawthon Deceased, Angela Knapp, Lucinda McCreight, Cindy McCreight, Katherine DeAnne Brennen, Sheriff of Pike County Ill.- Paul F. Petty to PennyMac Loan Services, 2016-CH-16, Block 7, Lot 3, Chenoweths Addn. Ronald Lee Borrowman to Terry Borrowman, Faith Borrowman, Part of the NE 1/4, Sec. 26, Spring Creek. James Dopheide, Helen Dopheide to William Mark Smith, Faith L. Smith, Part of the NE 1/4, Sec. 5, Hadley Township. Crowder Seed Sales Inc. to Klayton B. Fox, Emily M. Hooper, Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 1, Atlas Township. Melissa A. Guthrie, Mellissa Guthrie to Matthew R. Rodhouse, Block 5, Lot 1, Brant & Wells Addn. (Partial), Pleasant Hill. Anna Speckhart to Anna

The police records released by the Pike County Sheriff ’s office include the following arrests and bookings. The records state that these are accusations and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. David E. Cooper, 31, Pittsfield, was arrested May 7 on a felony warrant alleging failure to appear at a pay or appear on a possession of a controlled substance charge, a traffic warrant seeking to revoke probation on a speeding charge and a small claims body attachment. Bond on the civl matter was $300, $300 on the felony and $100 on the traffic. He remains lodged pending court appearance. Kyle B.Smith, 29,Pearl, was arrested May 7 on a felony Pike County warrant. He posted $300 and was released pending court appearance. Jessica A. Clark, 35, Nebo, was arrested May 8 on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She posted $750 and was released pending court appearance. Shawn E. Foote, 42, Nebo, was arrested May 8 on a felony Pike County warrant. He posted $300


Paul Charles Lipcamon of Nebo, Ill. to Christian Nicole Chestnutt of Nebo, Ill. Christopher Benjamin King of Pittsfield, Ill. to Emily Lynn Dowling of Pittsfield, Ill. Kevin Paul Lowe of Mission, Kan. to Rachel Rae Burrows of Pittsfield, Ill. William Troy Fulmer of Griggsville, Ill. to Dawn Marie Moore of Griggsville, Ill.


Zachary Joe Ehlert vs. Sarah Ehlert, 5-4-18.

IDOA celebrates Older Americans Month May is Older Americans Month in Illinois and the state’s Department on Aging (IDoA) is encouraging its more than 2.5 million older adults to “Engage at Every Age.” That’s the theme of this year’s recognition, which emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where you are in life. “You are never too old— or too young— to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotion well-being,” Jean Bohnhoff, Director of IDoA said. “I encourage our older adults to take advantage of resources and social programs throughout their communities— get out and do something new!” Governor Bruce Rauner has issued a proclamation, recognizing the contributions that older Americans have had on Illinois’ history. “Older Americans are the backbone of our society,” Rauner said. They offer the wisdom and guidance that will lead us into the future. Their contributions will have a lasting imprint on Illinois’ history and Older Americans Month provides an opportunity for all of us to highlight those accomplishments.” The IDoA and its network partners will be recognizing some of those accomplishments at its 20th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration on May 16 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The event features free health screenings, information, exhibitors, prizes and entertainment and is co-hosted by Advanced Healthcare; HSHS St. John’s Hospital; Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White; Illinois Senior Olympics; Memorial Medical Center; Senior Services of Central Illinois; SIU Healthcare; and Springfield Supportive Living. Springfield resident Carol Schempp will receive the 2017 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame award for her commitment to health and the promotion of well-being for individuals of any physical ability at the event. For more information about programs and services to assist older adults in Illinois, their families and caregivers, log on to the department website at: aging/ or call the Department on Aging at 1-800-252-8966 (hearing impaired call 1-888-206-1327). For more information on the 20th Annual Central Illinois


Pittsfield, Illinois

Senior Celebration, please contact Elizabeth Delheimer at The text of the Governor’s proclamation is below: Whereas, the State of Illinois is home to more than two million residents aged 60 years or older who richly contribute to our communities; and Whereas, older adults are members of our communities entitled to dignified, independent lives free from fears, myths, and misconceptions about aging; and, Whereas, each community in the United States must strive to recognize, understand and address the evolving needs of older adults, and support their caregivers; and, Whereas, the State of Illinois is committed to supporting older adults as they take charge of their health, explore new opportunities and activities, and focus on independence; and n Whereas, the State of Illinois can provide opportunities to enrich the lives of individuals of all ages by: n involving older adults in the redefinition of aging in our communities; n promoting home- and community-based services that support independent living; n encouraging older adults to speak up for themselves and others; and n providing opportunities for older adults to share their experiences; and Whereas, older adults in our state deserve to be recognized for the contributions they have made and will continue to make to the culture, economy, and character of our community and our nation; and Whereas, this year’s Older Americans Month theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes that you are never too old or too young to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities: Now therefore, I, Bruce Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby proclaim May 2018 as Older Americans Month in Illinois, and encourage all older adults to stay engaged, active, and involved in their own lives and in their communities across the State of Illinois.

and was released pending court appearance. Melissa R. Moore, 23, Pittsfield, was arrested May 8 on a Pike County felony warrant. She remains lodged in lieu of $600 bond. Zachary N. Schwalb, 25, Barry, was arrested May 9 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear. Bond was $200, a misdemeanor in-state warrant with a bond of $250, a Pike County traffic with a bond of $400, and two misdemeanor in-state warrants with a bond of $250. He remains lodged pending court appearance. Barnell J. Trass, 36, Quincy, was arrested May 9, on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear on a pay or appear regarding a DUI. He remains lodged in lieu of $200 bond. Yvonne M. Richards, 49, no hometown listed, was arrested May 11 on a Pike County felony warrant with a bond of $300, three methamphetamine trafficking charges with a bond of $8,000. She remains lodged. Amanda C. Pope-Weisenborn, 24, Pearl, was arrested May 12 on a Pike County traffic warrant. She posted $250 and was released pending court appearance. Anthony U. Ekeh, 38, St.

Paul, Minn., was arrested May 12 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear on driving while suspended charges. He posted $100 and was released pending court appearance. Jonathan M. Guthrie, 18, Pittsfield, was arrested May 12 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant seeking to revoke probation. He remains lodged in lieu of $250. Katlynn D.Ruble, 27, Pittsfield, was arrested May 13 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear at a payment review on an illegal transportation of alcohol charge. She posted $550 and was released pending court appearance. Tony l Lashbrook, 39, Pittsfield, was arrested May 13 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery and a Illinois Department of Corrections warrant. He is lodged with no bond. ------Has your charge been amended, reduced or dropped or have you been found not guilty? Email to be considered for a status update on your court proceeding. Please include name and case number.

Crime Stoppers The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft which occurred overnight May 6, at Central Stone in Florence. Unknown person(s) entered the property and stole tools consisting of battery operated hand tools and ¼ inch drive

socket set. If you have any information on this, or any other crimes taking place in Pike County, call CrimeStoppers at (217)285-1500. All calls are anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for up to a $1000.00 reward.

Pope asking for new trial By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press John Pope, the Pearl man recently found guilty of 10 out of 14 counts of sexually assaulting two different underage victims, is asking for a new trial. Pope appeared in Pike County Circuit Court last week, with both his new lawyer, Gary Wrangler and the attorney who represented him in the first trial, Anthony Cameron. Pope fired Cameron after being found guilty on the 10 charges, making him eligible for life in prison since more than one victim was involved. Wrangler filed the motion asking for the new trial saying he was hired May 1 by Pope. Pope was found guilty April 18 after a four day trial that began April 13. “The motion is not very specific at this point. He’s just alleging every error he can think of from the pretrial motions to the trial itself,” Zachary Boren, Pike County State’s Attorney. “When his attorney has a chance to review the transcripts and supplement the motion, then we will argue it.” Wrangler has a multipoint motion on file and has asked for the transcripts of the trial which are not ready as of the filing date. There may be additions to his motion

once he receives those transcripts. The motion asking for a new trial had to filed with in 30 days. The motion says the state failed to prove Pope guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, that proffered jury instructions should have been given, that the defendant was given ineffective counsel ( Cameron was privately retained by Pope and was not a public defender), violated the defendants right to present a defense and his right to due process, that the court erred in informing the jury a verdict must be reached by Tuesday or Wednesday, thereby placing undue pressure on the jury to reach a hasty verdict, the defendant’s motion for a directed verdict should have been granted, The state’s “OCCam’s Razor” and other remarks in the closing argument misrepresented the law, the evidence and instructions and constituted prosecutorial misconduct and plain error, confused and predjudiced the jury, that the jury returned logically and legally inconsistent verdicts, misunderstood the jury instruction, the court permitted hearsay evidence and the court erred in denying the defendants motions and granting the state’s motions. Pope is scheduled to be sentenced in June.

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Public Notice is hereby given that on April 27, 2018, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Pike County, Illinois, setting forth names and post-office addresses of all the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Foster’s A to Z, located at 226 S. Clover St., PO Box 24, Perry, IL, 62362. Dated this 27th day of April, 2018.


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Legal notice is hereby given to Dan O’Brien, that contents of this storage unit will be disposed of on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.: Unit #16 located at 115 Quincy St., Kinderhook, IL 62345

The City of Griggsville is accepting applications for a maintenance position. Must have CDL/air brakes or able to obtain. Must have knowledge of heavy equipment and be self-motivated.

/s/ Donnie Apps COUNTY CLERK

Any questions, please call 217-6533000.

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Apply in person at Griggsville City Hall 108 S. Corey St., Griggsville

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY - IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES H. STICKMAN, JR., DECEASED NO. 2018-P-19 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION -- CLAIMS Notice is given of the death of CHARLES H. STICKMAN, JR., of Griggsville, Illinois. Letters of office were issued on April 30, 2018, to SHARON KAY STICKMAN, 32310 390th Street, Griggsville, Illinois 62340, whose attorney is THOMSON, McNEELY, CREWS & THIELEN, P.C., 226 West State Street, P. O. Box 970, Jacksonville, Illinois 62651. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, Illinois 62363, or with the representative, or both, on or before the 30th day of November, 2018, 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. Dated: May 2, 2018. SHARON KAY STICKMAN, Executor of the Estate of CHARLES E. STICKMAN, JR., Deceased THOMSON, McNEELY, CREWS & THIELEN, P.C., Attorneys for said Estate 5.9, 5.16, 5.23



Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of June, 2018, at 6:45 o’clock p.m., in the City Council Chambers of the City of Pittsfield, at 215 North Monroe Street, Pittsfield, Illinois, the Zoning Committee of the City of Pittsfield will hold a public hearing on the application of Tammy Lynn Brewer, for a zoning request. At that time and place all interested persons and citizens may appear and be given an opportunity to speak in support of or in opposition to the application. The following premises, to-wit:


The North One-half of Lot 1 in Block 4 and the East 10 feet of the North One-half of Lot 2 in Block 4 in the Original Town, now City of Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois The property is located at 231 North Madison Street in Pittsfield, Illinois, and is currently zoned B-2, Central Business District. Applicant requests that a variance be permitted for construction of an addition which will leave a rear yard of eighteen feet (18’) instead of the required twenty feet (20’). ZONING COMMITTEE City of Pittsfield, Illinois 5.16

Now accepting applications for 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Apartments are furnished with stove, refrigerator and trash pickup. For more information, contact THE SCOTT COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY 143 S. Walnut St. Winchester, IL (217) 742-3174 Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Equal Housing Opportunity

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Pike County Housing Authority is looking for a motivated self-starter to hire as a Full Time Maintenance Technician 1. This position involves completion of assigned work orders, cleaning/repair of vacant units, completing preventative maintenance, cleaning common areas, and ensuring property grounds are well maintained and free of debris and litter. Seeking individuals who have knowledge and ability to safely use tools & equipment needed to perform the these duties. Further skills desired include experience in plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, exterior maintenance, painting, tiling, etc. Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with a diverse population is a must. Valid license and reliable transportation to/from work required. Shift is 40 hours per week, with night and weekend work required on occasion. Above job description is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties. Starting rate of pay is tied to experience with excellent benefits (health/life/dental/ vision insurance, short term disability, retirement, vacation/sick/personal time, and clothing allowance). You may pick up an application anytime during office hours at our office address below or can print one online at Applications may be returned to our office by mail, fax, or in person. We retain all received applications for a period of one year. Thank you for considering the Pike County Housing Authority. Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Housing Provider. Please send resume or return applications to:

Pike County Housing Authority Attn: Chris Bruns, Executive Director 838 Mason Street, P.O. Box 123 Barry, IL 62312


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Pike County Real Estate Richard Smith ..............................217.473.3286 John Borrowman...........................217.430.0645 Chris Nichols..................................217.473.3777 Tere Boes.......................................217.491.2267 Barb Goertz...................................217.257.7865

Elaine Smith ..................................217.473.3288 Todd Smith....................................217.285.4720 Chris Little......................................217.653.3697 Scott Andress ................................217.371.0635 Robert Evans.................................217.491.2391

Rodney Borrowman .................... 630-247-0667 Nikki Fish ...................................... 217-371-2858 Cyndi Borrowman Kamp ............ 217-779-1861 Sonya Little................................... 217-653-2943


n NEW LISTING - Calhoun County 5 acres +/- Belleview TWP. One of a kind piece of property with cabin nestled between the wooded hills with a creek. n NEW LISTING - Calhoun County 275 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Prime farm land with 190 acres highly productive soil and remainder consisting of great deer hunting and duck hunting. n Adams County 66 acres +/- Keene TWP. Great investment farm currently earning $300 per acre cash rent along Interstate 72. n PRICE REDUCED - Calhoun County 390 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Huge hunting farm with 70 acres tillable, secluded on dead end road with older home and outbuildings. n Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 15 acres tillable. n Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Nice investment farm with 80 tillable acres. n Calhoun County 66 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Great income producing hunting property located on Anderson Lane just north of Rip Rap Landing well known for its duck hunting. n PRICE REDUCED - Calhoun County 20 acres +/- Richwood TWP. Completely remodeled 3BR farmhouse with 1 car detached garage sitting on 20 acres. n Calhoun County 7 acres +/- Poor Farm Hollow. Perfect building site with water, septic, electricity and 30’x 35’ metal shed. n Pike County 1,500 acres +/- Atlas TWP. Fantastic deer and water fowl hunting farm with 1,200 a. tillable and remainder in timber and lakes with duck pits with cabin and pole shed. n Pike County 150 acres +/- Pittsfield and Derry TWP. Beautiful recreational farm with good tillable acreage, great deer density and pond. n Pike County 89 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Beautiful recreational farm with good tillable acreage, pasture with cattle set-up, stocked pond and 2BR 2BA home. n Pike County 14 acres +/- 26170 Co. Hwy. 14, Pittsfield-Great building location in the country with 2 car garage with living quarters already on the property. n SALE PENDING - Calhoun County 60 acres +/-. Very nice hunting farm with small cabin and machine shed. In cooperation with Whitetail Properties. n SALE PENDING - Pike County 41 acres +/- Pittsfield TWP. Nice recreational farm with 11 acres tillable and nice creek. n SALE PENDING - Brown County 28 acres +/-. House and 28 acres with nice pond. In cooperation with Land Guys. n SOLD - Calhoun County 64.5 acres +/- Carlin TWP. Nice recreational farm with maintained road and a perfect view of the Illinois River and Greene County bottoms! n SOLD - Calhoun County 40 acres +/-. Belleview TWP. Nice hunting farm with small home. In cooperation with Whitetail Properties. n SOLD - PRICE REDUCED - Calhoun County 37 acres +/- Gilead TWP. 32.6 acres of prime hunting up Indian Creek Road surrounded by timber near Hamburg with additional 4 acres with electricity. n SOLD - Adams County 152 acres +/- Richfield TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 60 acres tillable. n SOLD - Calhoun County 23.6 acres +/- Golden Eagle. 17.5 tillable acres in southern Calhoun County close to the Mississippi River.



NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - 527 Meadow St. - 3BR 2BA home with 1 car attached garage in great location. $50’s. NEW LISTING - Griggsville - 616 W. Quincy - Well maintained 5BR 1.5BA 2 story home with original woodwork, newer garage and additional carport sitting on corner lot. $70’s. NEW LISTING - Baylis - 415 W. Railroad - 3BR 1BA home with 1 car detached garage, covered patio, newer roof and 2 enclosed porches sitting on .95 acres +/-. $20’s. Barry - 515 Green St. - 2BR home sitting on 2 lots in nice neighborhood with newer heating and air conditioning. Great rental or starter home. $50’s. Barry - 1211 Rodgers St.- 4BR 3BA home with 21 ft. pool with deck and 30’ x 40’ shed sitting on 8.5 acres +/-. Very motivated Seller – will not refuse any reasonable offers!!!$200’s. PRICE REDUCED - Batchtown - RR1, Box 74 - 5BR 2BA brick ranch home sitting on 1 acre with new tin roof and very spacious front and back yard! $70’s PRICE REDUCED - Batchtown - RR 1, Box 66 - 3-4BR 4BA brick ranch home with 2 car attached garage sitting on 3 acres +/- with many added features. Move-in ready! $100’s. Baylis - 245 Locust St. - Maintenance free 3BR 1BA bungalow with nice fenced in yard and great 2 car detached garage/workshop. $50’s. Florence - 25187 492nd St. - Cabin in the heart of Florence with a beautiful view of the Illinois River. Cabin has access from a rear gravel road. $50’s. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION - Griggsville - 202 N. Federal-2BR home with deck and large garage/storage shed on corner lot across from school. $30’s. Griggsville - 114 S. Stanford - 2BR 1BA home that has been totally remodeled. $40’s. PRICE REDUCED - Griggsville - 303 W. Washington - 2,484 sq. ft. 4BR home with 1 car detached garage with beautiful oak entry staircase sitting on 2 lots. $50’s. Griggsville - 301 N. Union - 3 unit apartment building earning significant income. Great investment opportunity! $70’s. Griggsville - 415 W. Lincoln St.-Quality 3BR 1BA home with nice screened in porch, 2 car garage and large heated workshop. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Hamburg - Chapman Sub. #19 - Adorable 2BR cabin on the Mississippi River. Priced to sell!! $40’s. Hamburg - 408 Washington - 2BR home sitting on 2 lots with many updates with workshop and private fenced in yard. $50’s. Hamburg - R.R. 1, Box 127B - Updated 3BR cabin with deck sitting on 4 riverfront lots on the Mississippi River with 2 boat docks and ramp. $80’s. Hardin - 1041 St. Hwy. 100 - Adorable 3BR 2BA home with oversized 2 car attached garage with heat sitting on one acre. $100’s. Kampsville - 4 lots St. Louis Ave. - 4 lots with water, sewer and electricity hookups currently used as a campground with outbuildings and camper. Calhoun County - Golden Eagle - Riverfront lot at the end of a dead end road on the Mississippi River on Cove Rd. with electricity and water available. Kinderhook - 27959 230th Ave. - 2BR custom built home sitting on 1 acre with 10 x 12 shed. Would make the perfect retirement home or weekend getaway! $100’s. New Salem - 1000 Brown St. - Remodeled 3-4BR home with oversized 3 car garage sitting on 2 acres +/-. Move-in ready! $100’s. Pittsfield - 1020 Oakhill Dr. - Premier excecutive home in exclusive location sitting on 4 acres +/-. Call office for more details! Pittsfield - 1302 Lakeview Dr. - Totally custom home sitting on 4 acres +/- with all the extras. The perfect home site with your own private pond at the edge of Pittsfield. $300’s. Pittsfield - 4 Quail Ridge Dr. - Grand 2 story 4BR home accentuated with beautiful hardwood, custom cabinetry and spacious floor plan. Low $300’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 10 Teal Lane - 2BR 2.5BA ranch home in a South subdivision with a beautiful family room and full basement with a walk-out. $200’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 125 Haney Lane - Maintenance free 3BR 2BA brick home with 2 car attached garage, pool and deck in a quiet subdivision. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 429 Piper Lane - Beautiful, spacious 3-4BR 2BA home with full finished basement and oversized 2 car attached garage sitting on 2 lots. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 3A Dove Lane - Newer very efficient 2BR 2BA duplex with a new enclosed 4 season room in a nice subdivision setting. $100’s. Pittsfield - 211 W. Fayette - Very nice 3BR 2BA home with many updates in great location. $100’s. Pittsfield - 690 Walnut - 3BR ranch home with 1 car garage and full finished basement in nice location. Would make a great starter home! $100’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-116 N. Jackson-Beautifully restored and very well maintained 6BR 2BA home with full finished basement, 1 car detached garage and fenced in back yard. Motivated Sellers!! $100’s. Pittsfield - 913 N. Orchard - Nice 3BR maintenance free ranch home with 2 car garage and large storage shed. $90’s. Pittsfield - 428 N. Monroe - Large 4BR home on nice corner lot. Motivated Sellers!! $60’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 104 Liberty Court-2BR 1BA ranch style home with new roof and many updates. $50’s. Pittsfield - 311 E. Benson - Maintenance free 3BR 1BA home that is move-in ready. Bank owned. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 521 N. Dutton - Large 5BR, 2BA two story home with a family room in the lower level/basement that opens out to the back yard! $50’s. Pittsfield - 223 E. Perry - 2BR home with 1 car attached garage. Would make a great starter or retirement home. $30’s. Pittsfield - 830 N. Orchard - Nice home building site that consists of 2 80’ x 160’ lots . Pleasant Hill - Deer Ridge Estates - Large building lot with City sewer and water available. Pleasant Hill - 803 S. Main St. - 2BR 1BA 952 sq. ft. home selling as is. Interior needs some TLC. Priced to sell! $20’s. Pleasant Hill - 204 Fairgounds Rd. - Totally remodeled 2BR home with 1 car attached garage. Like new!! $40’s. Pleasant Hill - 405 Commerce - Nice building lot with partially finished workshop with heat and office space. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pleasant Hill - 702 Houston - Move-in ready 3BR 2BA manufactured home on permanent foundation with 2 outbuildings. $70’s. Pleasant Hill - 408 Commerce - 4BR 1BA home with oversized 1 car garage sitting on .9 acre. $80’s. Summer Hill - Hwy. 54 - Great building lot in the heart of Summer Hill. SALE PENDING - NEW LISTING - Hardin - 206 Barry St. - Adorable 3BR 2BA 1230 sq. ft. manufactured home in quiet neighborhood. $60’s. SALE PENDING - Kampsville - 218 New St. - 4BR 2BA home with a 22’ x 28’ separate man cave with patio and deck perfect for entertaining sitting on 2 lots. $90’s. SALE PENDING - Barry - 2 Orchard Dr. - Nice 3BR 2BA home in nice location. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 40404 Co. Hwy. 8 - Excellent 4BR 2BA home sitting on 1.38 acres in quiet location close to town. $100’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 34229 270th Ave.-3,200 sq. ft. finished 3BR 3BA home with 2 car attached and 2 car detached garage sitting on 5 acres +/-. $200’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Hardin - 106 Oakridge - Beautiful 5BR 3BA split level home in a great neighborhood with many updates! $100’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 715 Prospect - Great 3BR 1BA home with full basement and newer roof and windows. SALE PENDING - Kampsville - 108 W. Maple - Beautiful 3BR 2 1/2BA ranch home with many updates located on a dead end road. $90’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Barry - 1400 Rodgers St. - Nice shop with geothermal in great location. SOLD - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 1118 W. Lowry - Exclusive home with over 3,000 sq. ft. of finished living space in a very desirable location. $200’s. SOLD - PRICE REDUCED - Pearl - 48186 166th Ave. - Nice 4BR 2BA manufactured home with large machine shed and small pond on 4 acres. Move-in ready! $80’s. SOLD - Pittsfield - 25476 415th St. - Buyers needed for a nice 4-5BR rural home with detached garage and large pole building and barn close to Lake Pittsfield sitting on 2 acres! $100’s.

PERRY - S. Naples St. - 3 nice building lots with utilities available. $12,000.


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PITTSFIELD - 217 S. Illinois St. Empty 67.5’X160’ lot. Nice flat lot to build a home. $13,000.

KINDERHOOK - 310 High St. - Cute 1-2BR home with nice 2 car detached garage with large garden space and numerous fruit trees sitting on 2 lots. $38,500.


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PLEASANT HILL - 701 S. Main Adorable 2-3BR 1BA home with many updates and beautiful landscaping! This is the perfect starter home! $45,000.

DETROIT - 106 E. Farm St. - Nice 3BR home with 2 car detached garage that has been newly updated. A lot of house for the money! $49,900.

PEARL - 46823 103rd Ave. - 3BR home with 2 car detached garage and large shed sitting on 4.8 acres +/-. $54,900.

PLEASANT HILL - 801 S. Main 4BR 2BA home with attached garage sitting on nice corner lot. Price right! Needs some TLC!! $59,000.

BARRY - 658 Main St. - Affordable 3-4BR 2BA home with some updating. Could be converted to 2 apartments. Priced to sell!! $59,500.

PITTSFIELD - 339 S. Illinois Neat 2BR 1BA home with new roof and maintenance free exterior. $61,500.

PITTSFIELD - 444 Kellogg St. 2-3BR 2BA manufactured home with 2 car attached garage on corner lot. $119,900.

ROCKPORT - 16934 St. Hwy. 96 - Custom built pine log home with 1 car attached garage and open loft located on 2 acres. $142,000.

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SUMMER HILL - 19620 U.S. Hwy. 54 - Classic 4BR 2BA farm home with modern updates and hardwood floors in the living room and dining room. Motivated Seller!! $89,900


PITTSFIELD - 318 Piper Lane Spacious 4BR 1.5BA 2 story home sitting on 2.25 acres with beautiful woodwork and some updates. $154,900.


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ROCKPORT - 17620 Hwy. 96 - Old schoolhouse converted into 4BR 2BA home with full basement that has endless possibilities sitting on 1.62 acres +/-. $159,000.

PITTSFIELD - 331 Piper Lane - Beautiful 2 story completely remodeled 4BR 2BA home with an impressive master suite. $164,900

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Pike Press

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pittsfield, Illinois


320 W. Washington • Pittsfield • (217) 285-4502 • Follow us on Facebook! ISTING NEW L


#7 Pheasant Lane, State St., Pittsfield: 3 BR, 3 BA, partially finished basement. Call Kate Marable.



$159,000 ED


#11 Bear Court, Pittsfield: 4 BR, 2 BA, 1,612 sq. ft., ranch style home near Lowry Park. Call Judy Douglas.



610 Field St., Nebo: 3BR, 1.5BA, 4,400 sq. ft. metal building. 6 city lots. Call Elaine Hoaglin.




19671 US Hwy. 54., Rockport: Income Potential or Family Home. 4,400 sq. ft. Queen Anne, built in 1844 on 4.5 acres. Call Kate Marable.



254 S. Monroe St., Pittsfield: 4 BR, 2 BA, 1,860 sq. ft. *Broker Owned. Call Scott Gatewood.


310 State St., Griggsville: 4 BR, 3 BA, 3,400 sq. ft., partial finished basement. Must see house. Call Kate Marable.




170 Kellogg St., Pittsfield: Residential property. Call Kate Marable.



230 South Illinois St., Pittsfield: 2 BR, 1 BA w/partial basement.1,380 sq. ft. Call Judy Douglas.

315 E. Clare St., Pittsfield: 3,408 sq. ft. 4-5 BR, 3 BA. Call Kate Marable.

R.R. 1 Box 60, Nebo: 7 BR, multiple baths, 3,400 sq. ft. Currently being used as a hunting lodge. Call Scott Gatewood.








Rural Pike County / Pittsfield School District: 2BR, 1BA home. 1,474 sq. ft. Call Charlene Anderson.

$97,000 PRICE



635 N. Grant, Pittsfield: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,284 sq. ft., 1 car detached garage. Call Harrison Lane.



SOLD $27,900

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Large Metal Building on 3 City Lots. Features a metal shed with 4,400 square footage, six garage doors with openers, an office are and work station; 200 amp. Floor is concrete. Call Elaine Hoaglin.

SOLD 18084 Hwy. 96, Rockport: 3BR, 2BA home. 2,523 sq. ft. Call Elaine Hoaglin.

$80,000 ISTING NEW L



30469 253rd St., Barry: Residential, 2BR, 1BA,1,000 sq. ft., .6 Acre. Call Charlene Anderson.



243 S. Memorial St. & 240 S. Illinois St., Pittsfield: Call Kate Marable.

$11,000 each



610 Field St., Nebo, Illinois 1,120 sq. ft., 3 BR, 1/2 BA. Attached garage, Basement. Call Elaine Hoaglin.


804 N. Dutton St. Pittsfield: Updated home. Priced right! Call Elaine Hoaglin.






114 E. Franklin St., Griggsville: 4 BR, 3 BA, attached 2 car gar., full finished bsmt. Call Kate Marable.






422 W. Perry St., Pittsfield: 3 BR, 1 BA, detached garage. 1,144 sq. ft. Call Kate Marable.

504 N. Dutton St., Pittsfield: 3BR, 2BA, 1,440 Sq. Ft. Call Kate Marable

110 E. Prairie St., Camp Point: 6 BR, 3 BA, 2,200 sq. ft w/partially fin. bsmt. Call Lloyd Phillips.


303 N. Jackson St., Pittsfield: 4 BR, 3 BA, 3,707 sq. ft. Call Kate Marable.

220 Piper Lane, Pittsfield: 1400 sq. ft. 4 BR, 2 BA, det. garage. Broker owned. Call Judy Douglas.



321 N. Franklin St., Pittsfield: 1321 sq. ft. 3 BR, 1 BA. Call Charlene Anderson.





36236 Co. Hwy. 2, Baylis: Completely remodeled country home on 1 acre. Call Charlene Anderson.

524 N. Orchard St., Pittsfield: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,415 sq. ft., 1 car attached garage. Call Judy Douglas


711 Mortimer St., Barry: Commercial 1,300 sq. ft. Great location, completely remodeled & updated. Call Harrison Lane.




Harrison Lane: 217-440-0319 Kate Marable: 217-370-9809 Karen McConnell: 217-491-0563 Lloyd Phillips: 217-257-7096 Ken Renoud: 217-285-4749

Charlene Anderson: 217-473-8246 Judy Douglas: 217-430-1557 Dennis Douglas: 217-430-7181 Elaine Hoaglin: 217-491-1141 Kirby Hobbs: 217-491-2059 Shane Hunt: 217-491-1299

If you are considering selling your home, please give us a call. We have many buyers looking in this area!

We have many buyers looking for land in this area & we are in need of property to sell!




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JERSEY COUNTY - 85 Acres Excellent PIKE COUNTY - IL 56.70 Acres. Hunting Property Bordered By TimberWell-balanced Farm. hunting Hunting/Agricultural. Timber acres: income! Hunting/Agricultural. Timber Acres: 60. Tillable ing/Agricultural.327 TimberCROSSMAN Acres: 59. Tillable Crooked Creek Farm. Hunting/Agricultural. 327Acres: LN., CROSSMAN PITTSFIELD: LN., PITTSFIELD: 24228 US HWY.24228 54., PITU PRICE PRICE REDUCED: REDUCED: 55 Acres 55Big Acres Well-balanced hunting propertyproperty with income! with 110 W. QUINCY 110 W.ST., QUINCY KINDERHOOK: ST., KINDERHOOK: Farm Along Macoupin Creek. 50.70. Tillable acres: 6. Great Hunting Area. Acres: 18. Located in Southern Pike County. 22. Other Acres: 3. Multiple ponds and creeks. Timber Acres: 13. Tillable Acres: 27. $3,090/acre $3,090/acre 2 BR, prop1 BA, 2nice BR,move 1 BA, in ready nice move in ready Incredible commercial Incredib 1700 sq. ft.1700 Turnkey sq.commerical ft. Turnkey propcommerical









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