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Awaiting answers in death of young boy By beth zumwalt Pike Press
The Pike County Coroner’s office is awaiting toxicology results and final autopsy results in determining the cause of the death of Brady Edwards, a nineyear-old who died unexpectedly last week at Illiini Community Hospital in Pittsfield According to Sheriff Paul Petty, who also serves as the county coroner, the youngster had been seen both at the local walk-in clinic and the Illini emergency room within 24 hours of his death on Feb. 8. An autopsy was performed Friday and preliminary findings are inconclusive, (See, EDWARDS, A2)
State Pork Expo honors Bradshaws
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Lily Fritz, Reese Bushmeyer, Rylan Smith and Ryne Wilkening all put their hands in the box to find out what was to be discovered last week in Barry. The kids could not look at what was in the box but had to determine what the object was by how it felt.
By beth zumwalt Pike Press At the Illinois Pork Expo each year, a dedicated pork-producing family is award with the title of “Illinois Pork Producer Family of the Year.” The Bradshaw Family from Griggsville is this year’s recipient. Philip and his wife, Linda, are the proud owners of Bradshaw Farms. Philip and son, Todd, currently farm 1,200 acres of corn and soybeans and operate a 5,000-head wean-to-finish hog farm. “I was surprised,” Phil Bradshaw said, Along with his brothers and other family members, Bradshaw and immediate family were named the Illinois Pork Producer Family of the year last week (See, BRADSHAW, A2)
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Sayleigh Colbert and Sophia Moore smelled candles for a sensory project. The Anatomy and Physiology class at Western High School put together a sensory class for the elementary kids to visit and learn from Feb. 9. Each sense was talked about at every station set up.
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A Valley City well is now a project for the town of Griggsville. And every project takes time, funds, and some labor. At a Feb. 7 meeting, members of the Griggsville City Council learned repair of the well is on the way to completion. The well in question is located north of Valley City in the Chambersburg bottoms. Drinking water provided to the town of Griggsville comes directly from this well and one other. Over a year ago one of the two wells went bad. Since then measures have been made to repair the second well. “If it was up to me and on my time, the well would’ve been done a year ago,” Mayor Kent Goewey said. The Illinois State Water Survey has been
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Savannah Caldwell and Hudson Maas take their turn at their sensory table in the Western Elementary gym. The activity they had to do was identify what was in each cup by its texture, color, and density.
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actively involved. A test hole was drilled. Samples were taken, size 30 gravel was put in. The yield tested at 175 gallons per minute flow. A green light was given to do the final drill of the well. The well is to be drilled, tested, and pumped. No new control panel will be put in for the well. The existing one will be used to the greatest extent. The city will buy materials and hire a couple of workers to finish up any existing tasks. In other business, the Good Energy company is dropping its price for electricity in Griggsville. Other bids will be opened March 7 at 12 p.m. and the agreement must be signed by 5 p.m. the same day. The new rate will be announced at the March 7 meeting. A prom donation of $300 was approved. Closed session started at 7:08 p.m. and ended at 7:45 p.m. No action was taken.
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Saukettes take third at state
The Pittsfield Saukettes took third place at he IDTA competition in pom division A over the weekend in Springfield. There were 31 high school varsity teams which competed in Division A. Seven of those teams competed in the pom category. This is the squad’s second year in a row to win third place in pom division A category. All nine of the girls were recognized at the state convention as IDTA Athlete Scholars for maintaining a minimum of 4.375 on a 5.00 scale GPA. First row, left to right, Alayna Scranton, Taylor Anstedt, Bella Dorrity. Second row, Lainey Ten Eyck, Quinn Corgiat, Lauren Saxe and Cherise Anderson. Third row, Allison Wessell, Coach Heather Richards, Caty Miller.
By beth zumwalt Pike Press Pittsfield native Ryan Carnes has one of the leading roles in a movie released over the weekend – “LaBoda De Vale.” “I play the part of the perfect boyfriend of Valentina, played by Marimar Vega,” Carnes said last week from Mexico. “It’s an American guy and a Mexican girl.” Carnes described the movie as a romantic comedy and says the relationship of the young couple hits a snag after he proposes to Valentina
and goes to Mexico to meet her family, which she has been keeping secret. “The two worlds clash,” Carnes said. “I can’t say too much without giving away the ending.” A synopsis of the RYAN movie says “Adding CARNES to the hilarious chaos, her family brings her ex, Angel, (Omar Chaparro) into the picture and convinces Valentina to go (See, CARNES, A2) Doug Pool/Pike Press
Honors for PHS basketball The Pittsfield High School Saukee basketball program was honored Friday night before the PHS game with Western. Steve Allen, left, representing the Illinois Basketball Coach’s Association, presented former PHS coach Dave Bennett with a plaque honoring the Saukee basketball program for having the fourth highest number of wins in the history of the state. Bennett, center, holds the plaque high as current coach, Brad Tomhave, right, applauds the honor. Former coaches Toby Smith and Wayne Puckett were also in the crowd Friday evening. The Saukees picked up their 1,890th victory following the presentation.
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(Continued from A1) according to Petty. “I wish there was a good answer to this but there is not,” Petty said, adding that no foul play or malpractice is suspected. Petty did advise that parents who suspect their child has the flu or other breathing issues should contact their physician as soon as possible.
Members of the Bradshaw family are front row, left to right: Jonah Bradshaw, Todd Bradshaw, Benjamin Bradshaw, Carrie Bradshaw, Luke Bradshaw, Christy Dempsey, Cindy Willard, Linda Bradshaw, Philip Bradshaw, Lisa Brad-
(Continued from A1) in Springfield. The award is given by the Illinois Pork Producers. “I’ve have concentrated the past few years on the soybean association and the second generation has taken over the hogs,” Bradshaw said. Although all of the Bradshaws have received numerous agriculture awards, Bradshaw said this is a first for the family. According to a press release from the IPPA, the Bradshaw Family history in Pike County goes back over 127 years. In 1889, Bradshaw’s grandfather arrived in Griggsville after walking from Greenville, Ky., in search of work cutting trees and hewing railroad ties. As the demand for railroad ties increased, his grandfather had the gumption to establish a saw mill and was able to produce enough railroad ties to start a successful farm in Pike County. Philip’s interest in the pork industry became a career when he started farming fulltime in 1963 and raising hogs. He was later encouraged to get more involved in the organizational side of the industry and became the first president of the Pike County Pork Producers in 1968. Pike County Pork Producers is also credited with spearheading the first Pork Day at the St. Louis Cardinal’s Busch Stadium presenting then ball club manager, Red Schoendienst, with a live pig. During these early years, Bradshaw worked tirelessly on the “Nickels for Profit” campaign where farmers sold a market pig and contributed one nickel to the national organization. His challenging work and dedication to
shaw, Jude Smith, Kasey Smith, Kason Sutton. Back row, left to right: Brock Willard, Darrell Dempsey, Richard Willard, Mike White, Tommy Kraft, Josh Smith. Absent from photo is Rashelle Pruett and Ayla Donovan.
this effort led to the current Checkoff program that thrives today. In 1971, Philip was elected to serve as the Illinois Pork Producers Association president and served until 1974. During his tenure as IPPA president, he helped create several noteworthy promotional campaigns with the St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by helping create the Fighting Illini Pork Club. In addition to his leadership in the pork industry, Bradshaw has held a variety of roles at the state level in other agriculture organizations. These included chairman of the Illinois Soybean Checkoff Board, chairman of the Illinois FFA Sponsoring Committee and he was also an integral part of the successful lobbying efforts for the creation of the University of Illinois Meats Lab. Nationally, Bradshaw has served as the chairman of the National Pseudorabies Committee, chairman of the Livestock Conservation Institute, now known as the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, president of the U.S. Animal Health Association, director on the U.S. Meat Export Federation Board, chairman of the United Soybean Board and vice president of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Bradshaw also chaired the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases. Bradshaw has received several awards throughout his career including, the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award in 1999 from the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation
District, USDA/APHIS Animal Health Service Award, a Honorary State FFA Degree, Alumni Achievement Award from the Western Illinois University Alumni Association, Pike County Pork Producer Distinguished Service Award, Illinois Farm Bureau Charles B. Shuman Distinguished Service Award and the Special Meritorious Award from the American Soybean Association. Like many good pork producing families, the Bradshaw Family has always been active in promoting pork and the pork industry. Bradshaw Farms has participated in several communityled programs over the years including, Pike County Pig Days and the Pike County Golden Boars program, where producers cooked and promoted pork across the Midwest. The family has also hosted multiple farm visits sharing their love and passion for this industry. In addition to Todd, Philip and Linda also have two daughters, Cindy and Lisa, as well as seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren with the fourth due in August. Philip and Linda are active in the local Rotary club with Philip previously serving as president. Philip also serves as the president of the New Philadelphia Association, promoting the first African American town surveyed and plotted by a free slave. Philip and Linda attend the Detroit Christian Church. Over the years, the Bradshaw family has strived to adapt to changes and grow their business, while being good stewards of the land, caring for their animals and being active members of their community.
News Edwards was a third grader at Pikeland Community School. School officials had counselors at the school Friday to offer services to students. Funeral services for Brady Edwards, son of Jeff and Rachel Edwards of Pittsfield, are this morning at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene. A death notice appears on page A6.
(Continued from A1) along with a sham marriage to him in an effort to stop further negative press as her father runs for reelection. In the end, Valentina must choose where her heart belongs.” This is not Carnes’ first time in front of the camera. He is well-known for his role as Justin on ABC’s award winning hit show “Desperate Housewives.” Prior to that his credits include: a national print and commercial campaign for Nintendo which led to his first major TV role on ABC’s “General Hospital.” That was followed by numerous TV appearances, independent film roles, and the chance to work with one of his childhood heroes, Clint Eastwood, in “Letters From Iwo Jima.” Other notable roles include a two-episode arc on the legendary British science fiction series “Doctor Who,” as a popular character, Laszlo, which resulted with the creation of an action figure for fans.
To add to the science fiction genre, he also played the title role in the SYFY miniseries “The Phantom.” In 2017’s “False Memory Syndrome,” Carnes appeared as the male lead opposite Jordan Hinson. He also takes a turn as a troubled wanderer in the 2016 short film titled, “The Golden Year,” written and directed by Salvador Paskowitz. Throughout his career, Carnes has been fortunate to be able to step into a wide array of roles which have earned him critical praise and respect for his range and commitment to his craft, including the Los Angeles Movie Awards, Best Supporting Actor 2011 for the role of Memphis in “Stupid Questions.” When not on set, Carnes busies himself as a drummer and lyricist, currently anchoring two bands, one rock band and one indie-electronica band. He currently resides in Los Angeles. He is the son of Gregg and Sandy Carnes of Pittsfield.
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from the property fund. The money will be used to buy back Bill McCartney’s unused sick and vacation days. McCartney retired Feb. 1. Hayden reported that Mike’s Tavern has been torn down and the contractor tasked with the demolition is hauling dirt from the site of the new Ace Hardware to the address on North Madison to fill in the hole. Alderman all expressed interest in the advertising sign for Greenback Tobacco that is on the north wall of the Zoe Theatre, which was next to Mike’s. The sign has been mostly concealed by the tavern for the past several decades and is now exposed and it was hoped it might be restored as a local attraction. The mayor reminded the council to keep the word going that there is still free dirt at the Ace Hardware site on West Fayette Street. “We’ve had some gardeners and such take their lawn tractors and carts out there to get some but we need to move a lot more than that,” Hayden said.
Council hires new employee
The city of Pittsfield’s newest employee is Korey Capps. Capps will join the city’s gas and water department as soon as possible after being hired Feb. 6 at the Pittsfield regular city council meeting. “We have one, maybe two leaving in the next few months,” John Hayden, mayor, said in hiring Capps. “We need to get somebody hired and get them trained and familiar with our system.” Capps may also work some at the waste water plant as needed. The council also approved bass fishing tournaments for Sunday, June 3, Sunday, July 15 and Saturday Aug. 25 at the city lake. The tournaments are sponsored by the Virginia Bass Fishing Club and expect approximately five boats with two fishermen each. The tournament is a catch and release program. The council also transferred $9,000 to the economic development fund
Pleasant Hill looking into summer nutrition program By beth zumwalt Pike Press
Front row: Corey Rennecker, Sophie Rennecker, Rylan Smith. Back row: Brayden Smith, Brayden Rennecker, Nicholas Moyer, Mason Smith and Myles Rennecker.
Pittsfield Women’s Club helps libraries The Western-Barry School District received eight animalrelated books made possible through the efforts of the Pittsfield Women’s Club through their “Kids in Kindness” 2017 service project. The goal of the program is to assist young students in developing a respect for animals, including their care and proper treatment. The Women’s Club partners with local businesses and individuals in providing funds to school librarians in the following districts: Western-Barry, Griggsville-Perry, Pleasant Hill, Pikeland and The Pike
County Christian Academy. The librarians then are able to select animal-related books to add to their school’s library. The Club is currently soliciting donations for the 2018 school year. Club members will be contacting local businesses throughout February and March regarding donations to the program. For additional information regarding the “Kids in Kindness Program,” contact Ann Rine at 217-285-1616 for further information.
Members of the Pleasant Hill Community are looking into offering a summer nutrition program at the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church. According to Becky Brannan, a member of the church, a representative of the Illinois State Board of Education, which sponsors the program will be at the church tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 15 to explain the details and answer questions. The informational meeting will start at 10 a.m “There are a lot of options to the program,” Brannam said. “Children would come to the church where we would serve a
lunch time meal. It would be for children under the age of 18 and the meals would be free.” Cost of the food would be borne by the ISBE and the church would provide the location and the volunteers. Options include how many days a week the program would be offered, times and other considerations. “We could do it every weekday or just once a week,” Brannan said. “Reimbursement would be a percents of each meal served per day." Any one interested in helping with the program in any way or would like more information, is welcome to attend Thursday’s meeting.
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Wolf Bucks promotes good behavior By beth zumwalt Pike Press
Students at Pleasant Hill Elementary can be rewarded for good behavior. “It can be as simple as picking up a piece of trash on the playground,” Lisa Hannel, a proponent of the project, said. “It helps remind students to make good decisions and have expectations of themselves.” For simple acts of good behavior, students receive one dollar in Wolf Bucks to be spent at the Wolf Buck store, which students can visit once a week. “For going above and beyond, there is a Golden Buck, Hannel said. “It is worth five dollars.” Once students accumulate their Wolf Bucks, they can go to the store operated by Charla Adams and Diane Carlton. “It’s had amazing results,” Hannel said. “Office deferrals are way down and teachers are reporting better classrooms with fewer disruptions.” Hannel said detractors say students shouldn’t have to be “paid” for good behavior. “But this gives them the incentive to really want to do the right thing,” she said. “We want to make that a habit they have for
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Organizers of the Wolf Buck store, Charla Adams, left, and Diane Carlton, center in back, watch as students, left to right, Meadhoh Higgins, Charlee
life.” Adams and Carlton say they have limited funds to keep the
“store” stocked. Popular items include: books, sports items, candy, bottles of Gator Aid or
PHHS Showcase backtracks to the’80s Are you looking for a totally radical night Showcase.” of entertainment? Well, all of you Valley Girls, get your hair teased-up and hair sprayed. Macho Men, get your mullets looking righteous! March 1, 2, and 3 the Pleasant Hill High School Choir will present “A Totally ’80’s
Now don’t spazz out, but the students will be bringing you some of the biggest hits from that tubular decade, plus a few gnarly songs from other decades. Showtime starts at 7 p.m. each night in the small gym at the Pleasant Hill High School.
PHS announces cast of 'Little Shop of Horrors' The Pittsfield High School Drama Club will present “Little Shop of Horrors” April 7 and 8 and April 14-15. Cast members include: Derek Neupauer, Madyson Wood, Wyatt Watkins, Gretchen Wessel, Noah Mendenhall, Lauren Hawley, Carmen Long, Lainey Ten Eyck, Olivia Hobbs, Gabby Moore, Catharine Miller, Bethany
Gregson, Emily Pursley, Quinn Corgiat, Taylor Anstedt, Ali Merryman, Emily Schacht, Haley Smith, Bella Baldwin, Josie Marable, Alex Throne, Parker Clark, Cami Ostrander, Faith Grummel, and Abby Springer. Crew members include: Cherise Anderson, Finley Petty, Charlie Hull, John Hull and Jessica Hull.
Time for public input at Nebo By beth zumwalt Pike Press The residents of Nebo will have an opportunity to hear the details and ask questions about the village’s water situation at the village board meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. According to Sheldon Howland, village board president, the village is considering turning the water supply over to the Pike County Water District. The village has been plagued with water problems for the past year.
Supporting the Wildcats
The Western Foundation donated a $3,500 check from their gym sign project to the school district recently. Advertisement space is sold to businesses in Western school gyms and ball diamonds. Proceeds go to the general athletic fund. Western Foundation Board member Debbie Rennecker, left, presents the check to Western Superintendent Jessica Funk.
G-P Pre-K screening Four Rivers Special Education District and Griggsville-Perry District are sponsoring developmental screenings for all children between the ages of two-and-a-
half and five (not entering kindergarten in the fall). This screening helps determine eligibility for the pre-kindergarten program. Call Laura at 833-2352 if you have any questions.
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Barnes and Tyler Van Dyne, check out the items in the Wolf Store. Students can earn Wolf Bucks to be spent in the store by exhibiting good behavior.
juice boxes, puzzles, school spirit items such as hats, shirts, etc. There is no funding for the store.
It operates mostly at the mercy of donations. “Any little trinket helps,” Adams said. “A lot of our teachers go to garage sales during the summer and pick up things for us. And the school has been great about giving us left-over items like old practice jerseys, balls, and school spirit items.” Gifts for the younger, K-3 grades are easier and girls of any age are easier than boys. “But boys sixth grade and above are hard to keep items in stock,” Carlton said. “We have some items on the $5 and above table.” Those items include basketball balls, footballs and soccer balls as well as the practice jerseys worn by their high school heroes. The store regularly keeps pieces of gum and candy available for those with only one dollar to spend and also stocks some items worth more. “We have a few students who want to spend their bucks as soon as they get them,” Adams said. “We have a couple who save theirs up and get a big item, like a football or something.” Anyone with no longer needed or out grown items is welcome to donate them to the store. Bags of candy are also accepted as are cash donations.
Journalism makes impact at G-P By SHELBY STROEMER Pike Press Being the only school in the county to have a school newspaper, GriggsvillePerry is teaching and producing an issue monthly. The school newspaper has been named “The Tornado Times.” The paper can be accessed on the Griggsville-Perry school website and is available in print, also. A printed copy of the paper is available in the school office, the Griggsville Library, and is passed out at lunches and sporting events. “The paper is free to the students and community of Griggsville-Perry,” Bailey Scoggins, editor for the paper, said. There are five staff members who do the writing and there are three editors to clean the writing up. All eight involved are students. The current coordinator for the Times is Andrew Crivilare. Crivilare is a G-P English and technology teacher, yearbook sponsor, and website coordinator. Scoggins, a senior at GPH, started writing for the Times last year. At the time Scoggins joined up to work on yearbook. Yearbook and writing for the paper, which is considered journalism, were all one big class. “This year journalism got its own class,” Scoggins said. Scoggins holds the position of editor-in-chief. Like any paper, there
Bailey Scoggins is the editor-in-chief for The Tornado Times. The Tornado Times is Griggsville-Perry’s school newspaper. Griggsville-Perry is the only school in the county to have a newspaper.
were set guidelines for the paper and how it is to be written. A two-page minimum was set. If there was more to be written on, the paper had to be kept in pages of two. “Sometimes we produce two issues in a month,” Scoggins said. A once-a-month release for The Tornado Times is
average and what is required. The last issue that was written and released was on the homecoming week at Griggsville-Perry. Student contributors in addition to Scoggins are Kaylie Scoggins, Abeni Broyles, Mary Nash, Brooklyn Crone, Ashlee Jones, Courtney Syrcle, and Trinity Schaaf.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Pittsfield, Illinois
Our View VALENTINE’S DAY
A good day to love Pike County Today is Valentine’s Day – a day to celebrate love. On this day, as all days, we hope to have someone to love and someone who loves us. Perhaps the first image that comes to mind on Feb. 14 is that of committed couples in loving relationships, but there are many, many types of human love which also deserve to be celebrated – those within a family structure and also those with friends we hold dear. And while we’re thinking of love – such a positive force around the world – today would also be a good time to remind ourselves of all the other blessings we have to love here in Pike County. We love the essential goodness of Pike County, the willingness of its citizens to reach out and help others in need. We love the friendliness we encounter and we know that those who come to visit us for any reason, including historical tourism and outdoor recreation activities, love that “good neighbor” vibe, as well. We love being surrounded by beauty, in physical structures like our remarkable courthouse and in uplifting vistas throughout the county. Sometimes the best view is right in our own backyard. So, our Valentine wish can be summed up this way: that you love being able to live in Pike County and that you have at least one special someone to share that blessing with.
Guest Column: By Michael Boren
t is my job, which I really enjoy, to read through seven old newspapers each week as I look for material for “Pickings from Pike’s Past.” Each week I look at papers from 150 years ago, 125 years ago, 100 years ago, 75 years ago, 50 years ago, 25 years ago, and 10 years ago. I love history, and I love seeing how things have changed, and how many things have remained the same during the past century and a half. When I go through these papers, I often view the cycles of people’s lives. I see when people are born, married and when (and sometimes how) they die. I don’t usually see these in the same day of looking at weekly newspapers, but occasionally I have viewed on the same day of looking at papers, a person’s birth, marriage and death all within a 50 or 75 year time period. That would be someone who was born, married, and died in the same month— which does occur. I read about banks or other businesses opening, and then closing in 25 years. Or school buildings built, only to be torn down in 75 or 100 or 110 years.
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hen you get married it is often part of the wedding tradition to have a gift table and then gifts are placed there. Many times the gifts are opened later, and then as a courtesy, a thank you card is sent to the person that has given the gift. Twenty-seven years ago they had just started doing “Money Dances.” The bride and groom would receive money as they danced with their wedding guests. Sometimes the money was pinned on the bride or groom and sometimes it was just handed to them. We had a “Money Dance” at our wed-
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ding and as I recall people were very generous. I’ll bet a couple of my siblings wish they had that tradition when they were married. I went to a lot of weddings growing up where just punch and cake were served. I once had an uncle get upset with me because I didn’t send him a thank you card for my high school graduation gift. When I got married my dad let me know to be sure and send my uncle a thank you card because my uncle had reminded my dad that I had forgotten to do that with my graduation gift. I don’t remember not sending my un-
cle a thank you for my gift but this was ten years later. You’d figure if that were true that my uncle would’ve gotten over my oversight. At any rate, we made sure we sent a thank you card for their wedding gift. I still remember what it was. I think we would have made out better if they had just danced with us! n John Ottwell graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1984 and lives in Shrewsbury, Mo. His website is www. Finishyourstory.com.
Guest Column: By Scott Reeder
A question of character C
ould it be that Billionaire J.B. Pritzker, scion of the Hyatt hotel fortune, looks down his nose at Emil Jones, a man who rose from being a Chicago sewer inspector to president of the Illinois Senate? It sure looks that way. Last week, the Chicago Tribune released an FBI recording of a wiretapped conversation between then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Pritzker. Pritzker is not only the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination but also a firstclass snob. Shortly after Barack Obama was elected president, Blagojevich was talking to Pritzker about who to appoint to fill the U.S. Senate seat Obama was vacating. Two of the names
that came up were Secretary of State Jesse White and Jones. Here is an excerpt of the conversation: “Pritkzer: I’m sure you, I’m sure you thought of this one, but: Jesse White. Even though I know you guys aren’t like, you know, bosom buddies or anything. It covers you on the African American thing. Blagojevich: Correct. Pritzker: He’s totally, he’s totally, you know … he’s Senate material in a way that Emil Jones isn’t, if I may say. Blagojevich: Okay. Pritzker: I mean, you know, he’s just, I don’t know how to say it exactly. But Emil’s a little more crass. Blagojevich: Right.” So, what does this hoity-toity Pritzker, mean by “crass?”
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separated my Dad’s entering the Army in World War II, and my entering the Army during the Vietnam War. I know that next year I will read about the marriage of my parents in August of 1944. But now, I am dreading reading the Pike Press of 2008 this week, because my mother, “Skeet” Boren died in February of that year, and my father died 37 days later in March. So, as I say, it is sort of a “God-like” perspective. The cycles of life pass before my eyes as I read the county papers. This year I am reading of the years 1868, 1893, 1918, 1943, 1968, 1993, and 2008. It is very interesting to me to see the cycles of our lives. Whose death will be recorded in next week’s paper? Will it be yours? Will it be mine? That, of course, I do not know. In the words of an old hymn I heard on a record Sunday, “Prepare to Meet Thy God.” I can only urge all of us to be ready for that final cycle of this, our earthly life.
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I knew that I would be reading about it. In that same year of 1966, I read about the illness of my father-in-law Donald Parks in the Pike County Republican and also in the Pike County Democrat-Times, with two different ladies writing the Milton news, and I knew that he was going to die in December. And I knew that that was a very difficult Christmas for my future wife, Julia, and it was painful to read the weekly accounts of trips to Pittsfield, Quincy, and St. Louis hospitals because of a brain tumor that was not treatable at that time. Today it probably would be. I have read about illnesses and deaths of several of my own ancestors—and of course some marriages and births and anniversaries—happy events. I knew that I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army on Feb. 2, 1968 before I saw it in the Nebo news two weeks ago. And I knew that my father, Bruce Boren went into the Army in February of 1943, but I didn’t know the exact date until I read it in the Pike County Republican last week. So 25 years—a quarter of a century---
Finish Your Story: By John O ttwell
Week of February 14, 2017
1. I’m a devoted fan; I watch every chance I get. 2. I keep up with the news summaries of USA medals. 3. I’m irritated when my favorite shows are pre-empted. 4. The Olympics don’t interest me.
I read about bridges being built with great rejoicing in the early 20th century, only to be torn down and replaced in the 21st century. In some ways I have sort of a “God-like” perspective. God is not bound by what we call time. He knows and sees all of our life at the same instant. I sometimes have that sort of a feeling, when, as an historian and lifetime Pike Countian, I read about people such as Elmer T. Doocy of Pittsfield who entered the U.S. Army in 1917 in the First World War; and as I read the accounts of his training and going overseas, I already know that he going to be killed in action Sept. 12, 1918, as it says on his tombstone in the West Cemetery. I have read about Pike County State’s Attorney Merrill T. Johnson, who resigned so he could join the Navy in World War II, and I know that he is going to die in plane crash in Alaska. Sometimes my job is difficult. I read about my boyhood friend Jay Shelby going into the Army in 1966, and I knew that he was going to be killed in Vietnam in March, 1967, and
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Webster’s dictionary says crass means: “lacking sensitivity, refinement, or intelligence.” I’ve interviewed Jones many times over the years. I’ve always found him to be quite intelligent. And I’ve seen him nearly in tears talking about a family member who struggled after returning from Vietnam. He is also a sensitive person. So, could it be that Pritzker thinks Jones lacks refinement? It would appear so. Webster’s defines refinement as: “cultured elegance in behavior or manner.” If “cultured elegance” was required of Illinois politicians, Abraham Lincoln would never have been president. While I often don’t agree with Jones’ on many issues, I’ve always admired the po-
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litical pluck he exhibited in his rise in politics. It may surprise Pritzker, but some folks aren’t born at the top. Some like Jones have had to fight their way there, Of course, Pritzker will tell you, he had no idea that anyone but Blagojevich would hear his words. But one definition of character is: “what you say or do when you think no one else is paying attention.” Forgive the crassness, J.B., but you, sir, lack character. n Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse journalist. He works as a freelance reporter in the Springfield area and produces the podcast Suspect Convictions. He can be reached at ScottReeder1965@ gmail.com. Mail: 115 West Jefferson P.O. Box 70 Pittsfield, IL 62363 The Pike Press is published weekly by Campbell Publishing Co., Inc., USPS 602-540, Timothy F. Campbell, president. Periodicals postage paid at Pittsfield, IL.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Pittsfield, Illinois
The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump
The Winter Oympics – Midwest-style Greetings from the Ridge I guess we should expect such things by now but every time a new set of Winter Olympics pops up the events seem to get stranger and stranger. Events like the Skeleton with a single participant flopping onto his belly and sledding down a mountain. That’s an event? Heck, we used to do that in the back yard. Then there’s curling, the only Olympic event that requires a broomstick; the biathlon, which for reasons known only to the gods of Olympus somehow combines cross-country skiing with shooting a rifle; and the Luge where the athlete sleds down the hill backwards. Why? To my mind the most interesting and widespread winter sports are completely overlooked and you’ll not see them at the Pyeongchang games. At least this list is more practical than ice mountain belly flopping. For example. . . THE BAREFOOTED POTTY TROT is known throughout the Northern Hemisphere and it involves the participant hopping out of bed on a cold Midwest February morning and dashing to the john for her morning absolutions. The object is to get as little of the actual bare toe as possible onto the cold hardwood floor. This
particular event has an advantage in that in addition to the visual excitement of watching the event there will be the accompanying sounds of, “Ooo! Ahhh!” Eeee! Ow!” THE TWO-LEGGED GROCERY SPLIT will be familiar to anyone who’s had to go grocery shopping in icy weather. The athlete must make it out of the grocery store and across an ice-slickened parking lot to her car while carrying a bag of groceries in each hand. The grocery sacks prevent the contestant from being able to catch herself as her legs go into the splits and she must somehow slowly lower herself to the ground while maintaining her dignity and not damaging her eggs. Oh, I realize that there’s the possibility of the Russian athletes using performance-enhancing drugs to keep them from splatting onto the ice so forcefully, but every event has its drawbacks. And this is one event where the women can compete equally with men and might perhaps have an advantage with their lower center of gravity. THE BACK BUMPER SLALOM SLAM takes place on the highway when this idiot behind you has been on your bumper for the last 20 miles over icy roads. You tap on your brake for something minor like a stoplight or a secondgrader in the road and the nincompoop
o win, the lady of the house must be able to pass by the home’s thermostat and kick it up three degrees without the penny-pinching husband noticing it.
comes crashing into your back bumper then accuses you of stopping without warning. Winners are usually determined by their cumulative IQ’s. THE THERMO-SNEAK would probably be one of the most recognized events in my plan for a revised Winter Olympics. Each country sends a husband and wife team into this competition. To win, the lady of the house must be able to pass by the home’s thermostat and kick it up three degrees without the penny-pinching husband noticing it. THE URBAN DRIVE BLOCKER. This is a competition not only for countries, but especially cities. Each town would send one snowplow and driver to Pyeongchang where each contestant would be given a street in the city. Whichever plow driver manages to block the most private driveways with his mound of snow will come home with the gold. THE TWO-PLY SNEEZE DODGER is an Olympic event for any age of competitor, but quickness and agility will bring
home the medals. Every contestant will be required to walk through a shopping mall, a grocery store, a third-grade classroom then take a ride in a crowded elevator up to the gate of an airline terminal to board a two hour flight in mid-February, all the while dodging the sneezes, coughs, hacks and dripping noses of flu season without falling ill. It’s a tough event in that while the winners are applauded the losers are sent to bed bathed in Vicks VapoRub. After all, the point of all modern Olympics isn’t national pride or athletic expertise but rather the amount of commercial time that can be sold by the networks covering the event. If we’d throw in a few of the above events they’d provide enough entertainment to coax a few folks away from Netflix. 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.
PICKINGS FROM PIKE’S PAST
50 YEARS AGO: NEW SPURGEON STORE OPENS IN PITTSFIELD 150 Years Ago Feb. 13, 1868 We are satisfied that we don’t know any more about the weather than anyone else. Last week we wrote of the great moderation from the extreme cold, and before we went to press it was colder than before. By the way, who ever before knew of a January without a thaw? All that is necessary to prove about the gross mismanagement of the radical Republicans and their monstrous system of fraud can be proven by the radicals themselves. The Chicago Evening Post, a leading radical paper, said, “Stealing lies at the root of the national embarrassment.” Taxes—these are the most interesting subjects of talk just now among our people. In these days of high taxes, “Blessed am him who hain’t got nothin, for he aren’t gwine be disappointed.” The papers teem with accounts of revivals all over the country. A great season of awakening seems to exist. In Pittsfield the meetings at the Christian Church under Elder Clark are still progressing. The meeting at the Congregational Church has ceased. We do not know the number of conversions at both churches, but suppose they must number at least 150. The friends at the Methodist Episcopal Church will commence a series of meetings on Tuesday evening next, at the new German Church in Pittsfield. We learn that the Pleasant Grove meeting resulted in 31 conversions and 26 accessions to the church. Blessed is the man who doth subscribe for his party newspaper and pay therefor. His feet shall not stand on slippery places, he shall not be forsaken by his friends, persecuted by his enemies.” The officers of the Pike County Democratic Committee for the Democratic county convention are J. M.
Bush, Chairman, J. K. Cleveland, Capt. John Dinsmore and George W. Jones.
become converted from their past views. In union there is strength.
125 Years Ago Feb. 15, 1893 With the ice storm last week, business came nearer to a stand still for a winter week than we recollect ever occurring before. Only a horse shod with the sharpest of corks could travel. Five cows and three horses were killed in the Milton area by slipping and falling on the ice. Three horses belonging to William Dean near Pittsfield were so badly injured by falling and breaking bones that they died or had to be killed. Pleasant Hill very much wants a large opera house, a bakery, a tin shop, another railroad, and yes we want the court house, too. We will offer the best inducements of any town in the county, besides lots of money. This is a wide awake town with four mails a day, and no sleepy hollow like Barry and Griggsville. A wreck occurred on the Chicago and Alton Railroad at Pleasant Hill last Tuesday, caused by a defective switch. Three cars were ditched, one containing beer, much to the delight of the boys. Phil A. Read has opened a new meat market in one of the new rooms recently built by his father on Main Street in Perry. The stock for the state bank at Perry has all been subscribed, and the bank is now an assured fact. The entertainment in Milton Saturday night was good, and those taking part did nicely, but it was too lengthy. It came near interfering with our Sunday morning. The First National Bank in Pittsfield has given an order for new counters, furniture, etc. throughout, and in a short time will bloom like a rose. The split in the Christian Church in Nebo promises to heal pretty soon, as some of the members are about to
100 Years Ago Feb. 13, 1918 Everyone in the Dutch Creek area is enjoying warm weather after the awful cold spell of the coldest January on record. So far, not one German alien has registered in Pittsfield, but it is said that there are several older men in this vicinity who have never taken out naturalization papers, and they should come forward and register. The poultry houses were notified not to purchase hens or pullets as the National Food Administration has prohibited the shipping of hens and pullets in order to increase the egg and chicken supply. The Detroit public school, of which Prof. J. D. Lester is principal, is the first 100 per cent school in the county in the thrift stamp sale. Each scholar at that school being the owner of one or more thrift stamps. Pink eye seems to be the latest thing in school diseases at present, a number of pupils being out of school. County Clerk W. S. Binns received a beautiful Centennial Flag from the Illinois Centennial Commissioner Louis Bancroft. The skating rink outfit formerly owned by B.L. Matthew has been purchased by Bert Niccum of the west side restaurant and the rink is in full blast at the Bush hall, as heretofore. Russell, the son of the new owner, will be in charge. The attendance continues to be good. 75 Years Ago Feb. 17, 1943 Col. Hobart Gay, second in command to Major General George Patton of the American forces in North Africa, recently received the decoration of the Moroccan Legion of Honor from the Sultan of Morocco. Gay also recently
received the Silver Star for action near Casablanca. He is the son of Mrs. Josie Gay of Rockport. Deposits of $140,000 in the new Farmers National Bank of Griggsville on its opening day last Saturday are evidence of the enthusiasm and loyalty of the people of that community. It was a big day for Griggsville. The city was full of shoppers and visitors all day, and in addition to a busy day at the bank, all the stores did a big business. Griggsville has been without a bank for 11 years. The first three days of next week are the days for every family in Pike to register for Ration book 2. One person can register for the whole family. With 43 patients in the Illini Community hospital, they find themselves right busy out there these days. Six babies have arrived during the past week. The Farmers State Bank of Pittsfield recently achieved the all-time Pike County record for going over three million dollars in total resources. Earl Grigsby, cashier, has been with the bank since 1908. Mr. Grigsby recalled that in 1927 there were 21 banks in Pike County, and today there just seven counting the new bank in Griggsville. The bank directors are A. Clay Williams, President, Geo. C. Weaver, vice president, Earl Grigsby, Henry Strauss, A. Claude Foreman, Chas. H. Penstone and N. L. Eddy. Bruce Boren of Nebo left for Peoria today for his final examination prior to entering the United States Army. 50 Years Ago Feb. 14, 1968 Pittsfield will offer its shoppers a treat with the opening of the brand new Spurgeon store, which will hold a grand opening Friday in a new 9,000 square foot building, a block from the square on West Washington. This is twice the room they
had in their previous location on West Adams. Rick Orr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Orr of Baylis, was the winner of the Boy Scout speech contest in his age group. Orr, a freshman at Perry High School, gave a five minute speech on “Why I love America.” At school he is president of his class, band manager, a member of the dramatic club and the basketball team. Two standout performers of the undefeated 1967 Saukee football team—David Shaw and Mark Beattie—are headed to the University of Missouri with full scholarships. Mike Allen was elected King of the East Pike Sweetheart Ball and Jane Manchester was elected Queen Saturday night in the high school gymnasium. The first glimpse of Illinois seen by travelers as they leave the bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Louisiana is a garbage dump. There is a “No Dumping” sign, but it is apparently unheeded. Local law enforcement officials are going to crack down on this unsightly and illegal practice. 25 Years Ago Feb. 17, 1993 The Pittsfield municipal election looks wrapped up before voting even starts, with Mayor Rick Conner, City Clerk Tim Belford, Treasurer Dean Niebur running unopposed. Also unopposed in each of their wards are Richard Ervin, Richard Peebles, Roger Yaeger and Mike Thompson. Shanna Marie Tharp celebrated her second birthday Jan. 2 with a Cookie Monster party. She is the daughter of Steve and Vickie Tharp. The county’s only public radio station, WIPA-FM, began airing Feb. 11 with a christening speech in the courthouse by Governor Jim Edgar. Also present were State Senator Laura Kent Donahue, and State Repre-
sentative Art Tenhouse. The Farmers National Bank of Griggsville celebrated its 50th anniversary Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the Purple Martin banquet room in Griggsville. Harry Kopps was honored as one of the founding directors of the bank. He served as director from 1943 to 1961 when he was succeeded by his son, Robert. Harry Kopps is the only original director still owning stock in the bank. The Pleasant Hill school board last week honored Harris Franklin by naming the football field after him. Franklin has announced the football games for approximately 46 years in addition to supporting the school and community in a variety of ways. Mr. and Mrs. Victor H. Callender will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 20. Victor Callender and Florine Main were married Feb. 20, 1943. The couple have two children, Mrs. Wayne (Karen) Puckett and Bruce Callender and four grandchildren. 10 Years Ago February 13, 2008 Griggsville-Perry traveled to Payson Friday night seeking revenge for the loss they suffered in the Winchester Invitational Tournament in January. The Tornadoes got the sweet revenge, defeating the Indians 56-48, and earning the title as Pike County Conference champions. Pittsfield sophomore Devon Johnson won the 171 lb Sectional wrestling title this past weekend at Olympia, ending 3-0 at the event. Johnson will now advance to state this weekend. John and Debbie Thomas of Pittsfield are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Logan Shaw, son of David Shaw of Pittsfield and Gale Shaw of Springfield. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.
Guest Column: By Roger Campbell
r. Kenneth Wuest, who taught Greek, was my favorite college professor because he always brought something beyond the day’s lesson to the classroom to inspire his students; some insight that could change the day and leave a lasting and enlightening impression. He called these day brighteners “golden nuggets” and authored a book by that title, a copy of which still occupies a prominent place in my library. In addition to his stimulating nuggets of truth drawn from the Greek New Testament, Dr. Wuest frequently quoted what must have been his favorite sage advice for preventing pride to grow due to too many compliments over our accomplishments: “Send all the
SEND ALL THE BOUQUETS UPSTAIRS bouquets upstairs.” Joe Gibbs was head coach of the Washington Redskins from 1981 to 1992. During that time, the Redskins won three Super Bowls, played in three NFC Championships, won four division titles and made six play-off appearances. In the book, “THE GREATEST LESSON I’VE EVER LEARNED,” by Bill and Vonette Bright, Gibbs tells about learning that money, position and power are not important compared to relationships. During one of those winning football seasons he awoke thinking about how important he was. Then his wife reminded him to pick up his socks and bathrobe and started telling about a problem with one of their children.
“Why is she bothering me with this?” Joe thought. “After all, I’m an important guy on the verge of winning the NFC championship.” So he stormed out of the house, slammed the door and left in a huff, but on his way to work this proud coach suddenly realized the price of his pride. Joe had developed a habit of praying in his car on the way to work and as he talked to the Lord the truth of what he had done grabbed him, prompting, in his words, the following conclusions: “When I leave this earth, I thought, it will not be the football games or the fact that I am the head coach of the Washington Redskins that will count. All of that will wind up in an ashtray some day. But the influence I
have on my wife and two children, on those I’ve worked with or helped, and the investments I’ve made in someone else’s life will last forever.” Upon arriving at work, Joe called home and apologized to his wife. Pride had tripped him up, but humility lifted him up. “I’m sorry for the way I acted,” he said, assuring her of his love for her and their children. Wise Solomon said pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18), adding a man’s pride will bring him low. Solomon was right. Ask Joe. How can we avoid pride’s pitfalls? By remembering that every gift, talent and ability we
have is given to us by the Lord. Whatever we have achieved is the result of His goodness and grace. If we have performed well in any area of life it is because He has made it possible. So when praise and recognition come our way because of what others see as our accomplishments, it’s time to send all the bouquets upstairs. n Roger Campbell was an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. A new book containing over one hundred of his best columns, “Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree,” is now available at your local or online bookseller. Contact us at email@example.com
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Doss Walk Doss Ervin Walk, 97, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 in Tioga, ND. He was born in Milton May 8, 1920 to Austin and Lula Neese Walk. Ervin grew up in Milton where he attended school and was a member of the Milton Christian Church. After graduating high school, he served in the United States Army from 1942 until 1945 during the end of World War II. After being discharged from the Army, Ervin went to Bloomington where he began and spent most of his career in the food and restaurant business. He owned the Tasty Bite and Park Grill ‘burger joints,’ as he described them, during the 1950s until 1962. Ervin worked for Illinois State University, Brandtville, and General Telephone before retiring in 1986. He moved to Carlinville to spend his retirement until 2013, when he relocated to Tioga, ND. to spend the remainder of his years with his family. Ervin enjoyed music and dancing. He also loved sports, especially baseball, horseshoes, and checkers. He liked doing crossword puzzles and trivia. Ervin loved laughing and telling
Kaylyn Stevens, Isaac Fuhler, and Lily Fuhler; an uncle, Jimmy (Edna) Phillips of Griggsville; an aunt, Carolyn Kelly of Pittsfield; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Winfred and Freda Ervin, and Leo and Ruth Smith; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Dan Cathroll officiating. Interment followed the service at Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield. There was a visitation held prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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FARMLAND AUCTION FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 @ 11:00AM
Tract 1: 38.14± taxable acres. High percentage of tillable acres (91% in cropland). Strong soil productivity (137.2 PI-Class A loams Osco and Ipava). Tract 2: 27.95± taxable acres. High percentage of tillable acres (85% in cropland). Strong soil productivity (136.1 PI-Class A loam Osco). Both tracts have good access and adjoin Winchester in Section20-T14N-R12W. Auction Format: Tracts 1 and 2 will be offered separately. Then, a minimum advance will be applied before bidding begins on Tracts 1 and 2 as one unit. The sale will be awarded to the highest total sales price. Full sales terms, maps, photos, and more details are available at Worrell-LandServices.com. Attorneys: Richard Freeman 217.245.6177. Richard Gillingham 217.942.5244. Sellers: The Heirs of Tom W. Coultas Auction Location: Nimrod Funk Building, 401 N. Walnut, Winchester For more information contact: Darrell Moore, Auctioneer (Lic#440.000506) Allan Worrell, Managing Broker (Lic#481.012275) 217.245.1618 I Worrell-LandServices.com
a.m. Friday. Interment was held at Clinton Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Brady Edwards stories. He is survived by a son, Brian Walk; a daughter, Lisa (Kevin) Powers of Tioga, ND.; his daughter, Nanette Rodarte of Thousand Oaks, CA.; six grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, A. Asbury Walk; sisters, Bertha Chaplin, Veda Walk, and Elizabeth Walk; and long time companion, Vivian Chandler. Graveside services will be held Monday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. at Blue River Cemetery near Detroit. Memorials are suggested to Blue River Cemetery. Online condolences may be left to the family at www. nieburfh.com.
Lois DeJaynes Lois L. DeJaynes, 73, of Louisiana, MO., died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. There was a visitation held prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11
Darryl ‘Elvis’ Ervin Darryl K. “Elvis” Ervin, 57, of Pittsfield passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. He was born on May 16, 1960 to Vernon and Kay Phillips Ervin in Pittsfield. Darryl graduated from Chandler High School in Arizona in 1978 and relocated to Pittsfield in 1992. He had a great love for singing and has sung his entire life. Darryl enjoyed entertaining and performed as Elvis in the surrounding areas at various festivals. Over his lifetime, he won many awards for his performances. Darryl also really enjoyed drawing portraits. Art was his passion in life. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, who he loved dearly. Darryl always had a smile on his face and was such a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Vernon and Kay Ervin of Pittsfield; his twin brother, Don Ervin of Pittsfield; a sister, Debra Stevens of Woodson; three nieces and nephews, Matt (Mari) Stevens of Jacksonville, Stephanie (Nathan) Fuhler of Jerseyville, and Brandon Stevens of Woodson; five great nieces and nephews, Korbyn Stevens, Logan Stevens,
Brady Thomas Edwards, 9, passed away at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield in the evening of Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene with Pastor BJ Thelander and Pastor Greg McClain officiating. Interment will follow
the service at Gray Cemetery near New Salem. There was a visitation held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Memorials are suggested to St. Louis Childrens Hospital. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh. com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Christine Norris Christine Louise Norris (Gant) died Feb. 8, at the age of 64, in Waukon, IA. She passed away in her home surrounded by her family. Christine is survived by her husband, Gary Norris of Waukon, IA.; her daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Michael Kamp of Farley, IA.; her daughter and sonin-law, Katie and David Gill of Cedar Rapids, IA.; “Love you forever, like you for always as long as I’m living my mother you’ll be”; her sisters, Ginger Towslee and Trudy Klopfer; 4 grandchildren, Kaylie and Mitchel Kamp and Desmond and Coraline Gill; her father and step-mother Curtis and Judy Gant; brother-in-law, Steve Norris and her beloved dog Chuckie Norris. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Hutton and stepbrother Mike Seckman. Christine was born Sept. 15, 1953 in Beardstown. She grew up in Bluffs and Meredosia. She and Gary were married May 24, 1980 and lived in Chapin. They later moved to Iowa with their 2 daughters where they lived in Dubuque for several years before moving to Waukon. Chris enjoyed working in her flower
garden and shopping for antiques and items to decorate the farmhouse she and Gary restored. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. “I bet it’s so nice up in Heaven since you arrived.” Chris chose to be cremated and a service will be held for close family and friends in Meredosia at a later date. As opposed to sending flowers to the funeral home or family, Chris wished to request people send flowers to someone they love. The family would like to thank Cori and the hospice nurses for their help. Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com under “obituaries” and/or cards may be sent to 537 Picnic Woods Drive, Waukon, IA 52172.
Bryar Kenton Christianer, 5 months, of Pleasant Hill died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Pastor Clint Weir. Burial followed at
Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was held Monday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to an educational fund for Bentli Christianer. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
Joseph Brummell Joseph W. Brummell, 78, of Hannibal, MO. passed away at 10:57 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Private family services have been held. The family is being served by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Joseph was born July 17, 1939, in Summer Hill, the son of Walter and Eula Mae (Sheppard) Brummell. He was united in marriage to Nancy Robinson Feb. 21, 1959, in Pittsfield. She survives him. Other survivors include his four children, Reginald Brummell of St. Louis, MO., Dena Brown (Cliff) of St. Charles, MO., Tammy Labarbera of St. Charles, MO., Roger Brummell (Michelle) of Hannibal, MO.; two brothers, Richard Brummell (Patty) of Louisiana, MO., and John Brummell (Susan) of Summer Hill; two sisters, Janice Johns of Rockport and Melinda Reed (Jerome) of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren, Mariah, Lauren, Tyler, Lana, Brooke, Colten, Gabe, and Elizabeth; three great grandchildren, Isaly,
Dadrian, and Penelope. Mr. Brummell was preceded in death by his parents. Professionally, Mr. Brummell worked as a rancher, raising cattle and row crops. He especially enjoyed the ranches in South Dakota. He had a love for animals especially horses. Joseph’s biggest love was his family and the time he spent with them. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family on Joseph’s memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com
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Happy birthday to Nicole Damon Feb. 11 from gram! Nicole is Cory Damon’s wife. Prayers go out to the Christianer and Edwards
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COUCH I’d like to thank everyone for the 182 beautiful birthday cards (even from Santy at the North Pole) and to my mail carriers, Angie and Jerry. Also, thanks for the many gifts and other special treats, even having my picture taken at Jessica’s. Big thanks to my family! A great 95th birthday! Dora Couch
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Pleasant Hill Mark your calendars, lots to come The community was saddened by the loss of Kyndle and Nathan Christianers’s five-monthold son, Bryar. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. He touched so many lives during the short time he was here on earth. Remember the benefit for the family of Bryar Christianer. It is being held on Feb. 17, in Milton at the Springer building starting at
4 p.m. Donations are still being accepted for the silent auction. There will be food, entertainment, silent auction items, a 50/50 drawing, and large raffle items! Mark your calendars for the Spring Creek Fire Department’s pancake and sausage supper on Feb. 24. It starts at 4 p.m. until they run out. Cost is a free will donation. The High School will
By DEBBIE MILLER 217-734-2845 be holding their showcase, “A Totally 80’s Showcase” on March 1 through the 3. The Fourth of July committee is holding a quarter auction on March 10. More information to come.
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Griggsville Day HCE unit will meet at the Skinner House on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Susanne Curry and Sally Bennett are hostesses. Judy Bradshaw will bring the major lesson on chocolate. Guests are welcome. Please remember to update your calendars for school days! Due to the three show days that have been used, GP schools will now be in session on April 4 and May 4. Congratulations to GP Middle School Student of
the Month, Tate Kunzeman! Congratulations also goes out to our Eagle in Action winner, Tristan Manker! Sympathy is extended to the family of Darryl Ervin of Pittsfield who passed away on Feb. 9 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. Darryl was an Elvis impersonator who entertained at the Griggsville Apple Festival for several years. Several people from our area attended the funeral of Linda (Shoemaker) Kinne of Vermont, Illinois on Saturday. Those attending
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were Tim and Loretta Butler, Thelma Butler, Vicki Norris, Dewayne and Nadine Kessinger, and Jr. and Sue Miller. Linda passed away from complications of her injuries after a car accident recently. Linda attended Perry School as a young girl. Model the behavior you want your kids to see and do. It matters. – Marcy Koch
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Before the show they had a unique dining experience at the Galleria de Paco, a restaurant owned by a family from Bosnia. The restaurant’s ceiling is painted to look like the Sistine chapel by the owner’s son using 5000 cans of spray paint. The painter is also the chef and the food was delicious. On the way home, they saw a sign for the worlds’ largest iron skillet in the tiny town of Brandon, Iowa, so a quick side trip was made to see the skillet which weighs 1020 pounds and can hold 88 pounds of bacon! Last stop was the New London Old School Marketplace before heading home. “A Night in Italy” was presented by the Grace Baptist Academy at the Pike County Senior Center Saturday evening, February 10th, with an excellent crowd attending. The Center had several tables set up that were beautifully decorated. The Italian meal was served very professionally by the Grace Baptist Academy young ladies, complete in their black skirts and white blouses. The entertainment was superb with “random” couples being picked to play the “NewlyOldy Wed Game”, videos were watched of the various classes of students being interviewed by Ryan Dice (kind of reminded me of the old Art Linkletter interviews), and the very talented youth making up a small orchestra plus singers. The evening was enjoyed by
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all. (To all of our out of the area readers, as we were leaving this wonderful evening, we drove home on ice covered roads with sleet being pelted on our windshields.) Have you handed in those General Mills’ boxtops to the school of your choice yet? I handed in mine this past Friday, and since I waited too late last year, I am relieved. East Pike Lending Library -- most Saturdays -- Detroit, from 9 - 1. The weather has been so cold and the furnace not cooperating that this has been closed for the last few Saturdays. Hopefully things will work out and for those of you who enjoy going there, it will be open. Free Exercise classes for anyone on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 - 11 a.m. at the Findley Place Apartments, 400 West Jefferson, Pittsfield, Illinois, in the Common Room, AND at the Pike County Senior Center, 220 West Adams, also Pittsfield, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. “You worry and you wonder how you’re gonna get it done, From the rising of the moon ‘til the setting of the sun. Plenty to do when your rest is through, Let Him have the world for a turn or two.” from the book "TEA TIME WITH GOD".
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Our God is a God of M I R A C L E S!! “Don’t take any wooden nickels (or bad checks)!” requoted by me. If you see any information that needs to be changed on the birthdays and anniversaries, please give me a call. Birthdays and anniversaries for the week 02/14 -- Eugenia Lyon, Sarah Manard 02/15 -- Tom Dell 02/16 -- Joyce Fusselman, Kathryn Burrows, Ryan Motley 02/17 -- Derrick Hankins 02/18 -- Keith Davis, Shari Bush 02/19 -- Shirley Stinson, Steve Shelton, Tanya Wyatt 02/20 -- Angela Kirk Prayer Request List Bob Garner, Byron Wankel, Brother Joe Gammon, Christine Hen-thorn, Connie McFall, Dianna Ruble, Emma Burrows, Ed Thomas, Frances Larson, Heather Shafer, Jack Kirk, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Kaitlyn Fletcher, Lee Akers, Milo Klein, Mark Welch, Mike Peters, Mary Crane, Pastor Gary Dice, Rachel Burrows, Richard Kindle, Radar Grim, Roger & Sue Robbins, Roger Bonnett, Roger Woods, Sandy Garner, Sue Yackley, Steve Manker, Ted Patton, Tom Barger, 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. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8 Trivia Answers from Last Week: 1. How many farms are in the state of Illinois? (161,306 farms) 2. From what tribe in Israel did Jesus descend? (Judah) 3. Out of all the farms in the state of Illinois, how many farms are there in Pike County? (1,586 farms) 4. Who was described as walking with God, and then God “took him”? (Enoch) 5. Where in the world’s coldest inhabited place? (Resolute, Canada) 6. When Jesus was on earth, on what two occasions did God speak directly from heaven? (at His baptism and at His transfiguration) “Walkin’ ain’t crowded”. by Duane Carroll Cheri Myers of New Salem and her sister JoAnn Booth of Pittsfield recently drove to the Cedar Falls/Waterloo, Iowa area to attend a Price is Right Live game show held at the Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa. They didn’t get called to “come on down” but had fun anyway.
The University of Illinois Springfield has released the dean’s list for fall semester 2017. A total of 570 students were selected. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate who took at least eight graded semester hours and maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.75 for the semester. Kody J Freeman of Pittsfield was included on the list.
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The family of Vivian Hillig Allen is requesting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday on Feb. 23. She was born in 1928 at rural Milton. She would be very pleased to receive cards and letters of congratulations which may be sent to 2401 N. Abram Road, DVR #252, Mission, TX. 78572.
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Going up in smoke By SHELBY STROEMER Pike Press After committees advanced a smoking age change on Tuesday Feb. 6, debate is still in the air in the Illinois statehouse. Addressed Feb. 6 was the legal change from 18 to 21 years-of-age to purchase tobacco products. The bill was laid out in a fashion that stated possession for under the age of 21 would be decriminalized. Sponsors argue underage tobacco use is a public health issue and not a crime. Some citizens think that this could send the wrong message to the underage crowd. “I feel to decriminalize possession of tobacco for anyone under 21 contradicts the purpose,” Beth Scott RN,of Detroit said. Under current law, to buy or purchase tobacco products you must be at least 18 years-of-age. Underage smokers are
penalized with a $25 fine for a first violation. As of right now, 14 cities in Illinois, including Chicago, have already adopted this ordinance to set the age at 21. The bill is SB2332. “Being in the health care field, I have seen people who have suffered the effects that smoking can have,” Scott said. A study by the National Academy of Medicine predicts that increasing the tobacco age will significantly reduce the number of adolescents and young adults who start smoking. It may also reduce smoking-caused deaths and immediately improve the health of adolescents, young adults and young mothers who would be deterred, as well as their children. According to Philip Morris, a cigarette producer, raising the legal age will “gut” the key young adult market. The key adult market are those aged 17-20.
Belly fat is no mere cosmetic concern
Men with belly fat may see their growing stomachs as a chiefly cosmetic concern that affects their appearance but not their overall health. But researchers are learning a lot about belly fat, including just how dangerous it can be. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, increasing stomach fat is associated with worsening heart disease risk factors, including high blood pressure. Research into fat and its connection to heart disease is ongoing, but evidence suggests that fat in the abdominal cavity is particularly dangerous. Why is belly fat so dangerous? Belly fat does not include just subcutaneous fat, or the layer of padding just below the skin. One of the biggest threats posed by belly fat is that it also includes visceral fat that surrounds the internal organs. Harvard Medical School notes that visceral fat lies deep inside the abdominal cavity, padding the space between a person’s abdominal organs. This type of fat has been linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. What contributes to belly fat? The term “beer belly” might suggest that only men who drink excessive amounts of beer are at risk of developing unhealthy amounts of belly fat. While drinking too much beer is unhealthy and will result in more belly fat, beer is not the only culprit. The Mayo Clinic notes that aging can play a role in the development of belly fat. Men, especially those who are not physically active, naturally lose muscle as their bodies age. That loss of muscle mass decreases the rate at which the body uses calories, which can make it more difficult to maintain healthy weights and prevent belly fat from developing. That’s one reason why the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion advises men in their 50s to consume roughly 200 fewer calories
per day than they did when they were in their 30s. A poor diet also can contribute to belly fat. When choosing protein sources, men should forgo red meat, which can be high in saturated fat, in favor of fish and low-fat dairy products. Harvard Medical School notes that other healthful sources of protein include chicken, turkey, nuts, beans, and whole grains. But even the healthiest diets won’t do much to reduce or prevent belly fat if men also don’t control their portion sizes. When dining out, men can share plates or decide in advance to eat half their meals and take the rest home. When eating at home, men should not feel obligated to fill or empty their plates. Feeling full or uncomfortable after eating is indicative of overeating. Avoid that feeling and cut down on belly fat by eating healthy portions of healthy foods.
How is belly size determined? Men concerned about belly fat can measure their bellies and discuss belly size with their physicians. The Mayo Clinic offers the following guidelines to measure belly size: n Stand and place a tape measure around your bare stomach, just above your hip bone. n Pull the tape measure until it fits snugly around you, but doesn’t push into your skin. Make sure the tape measure is level all the way around. n Relax, exhale and measure your waist. Do not suck in your stomach. A waist measurement greater than 40 inches indicates an unhealthy amount of belly fat that can increase a man’s risk for heart disease. Belly fat might mistakenly be viewed as a cosmetic concern, but the consequences of excess belly fat affect far more than a man’s appearance.
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Flu-fighting tips to keep you and others healthy Sniffles, sore throat, fever, and aches and pains may accompany a number of illnesses, but during the wintertime such symptoms are typically indicative of influenza. Throughout much of North America, flu season peaks between December and February. But flu season can occur anywhere from October to March, advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu is contagious and can sideline people for extended periods of time. The CDC says that each year one in five Americans gets the flu. Taking steps to fend off the flu can help men and women and the people they routinely come in contact with. Foods Food can be used to fend of the flu. Common foods that many people already have in their pantries can be powerful flu-fighters. Garlic, for example, contains compounds that have direct antiviral effects and may help destroy the flu before it affects the body. Raw garlic is best. In addition to garlic, citrus fruits, ginger, yogurt, and dark leafy greens can boost immunity and fight the flu, according to Mother Nature’s Network. The British Journal of Nutrition notes that dark chocolate supports T-helper cells, which increase the immune system’s ability to defend against infec-
tion. A study published in the American Journal of Therapeutics showed that carnosine, a compound found in chicken soup, can help strengthen the body’s immune system and help fight off the flu in its early stages. Flu shot and medications Annual flu shots administered in advance of flu season can help protect people and their families from getting the flu. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that, in select situations, antiviral medications — which are usually prescribed to treat the flu and lessen symptoms — can reduce the chance of illness in people exposed to influenza. Many over-the-counter medicines can alleviate symptoms of the flu, but cannot fend it off. Stop germ proliferation Germs can be spread easily between persons
through direct contact and indirect contact with surfaces sick individuals have touched. Doctors recommend staying home for at least 24 hours after a flu-induced fever has dissipated. Well individuals should avoid contact with sick people. Frequent hand-washing with soap and water can stop germs from spreading. When soap and water is not available, alcoholbased hand sanitizers can help. People also should avoid touching their eyes, noses and mouths after being in public places or around someone who is ill.
Rest and restore Those who feel symptoms coming on should begin drinking more liquids to keep the respiratory system hydrated and make mucus less viscous. Remember to get adequate sleep, as a tired body cannot effectively fight the flu virus. People of all ages should take steps to protect themselves from the flu.
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Crone graduates Magna Cum Laude Christopher Michael Crone of Jerseyville graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, N.H., Jan. 1. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business studies international management. He is a 1994 graduate of Jersey
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Saukees grab two big wins at home Lady Saukees season By: JACOB BRADSHAW Pike Press It’s no secret that Pittsfield has seen its fair share of struggles on the offensive side of the ball, but those struggles weren’t a factor in their two wins. The Saukees started their week with a win against Beardstown. The contest was a nail biter at the end with Pittsfield puling out a 45-44 win. Beardstown’s roster was thought to be a huge problem for the Saukees, because their roster was stacked with athleticism. But, the Saukees continued to be solid on the defensive end, keeping their mistakes low. It was a back and forth game throughout, and just as soon as Pittsfield took a solid lead, Beardstown fired back with consecutive threes to tie it at 44-44 with seven seconds left in the ball game. Pittsfield made free throws down the stretch, going 7-10, and the deal was sealed when Jon Moore split a pair with one second left to play. Jon Moore led the way in scoring for the Saukees with 17 points, and Noah Mendenhall also reached double digits with 13 points. The Saukees took a step back with a performance against Unity that was less than pleasing. Their stagnant
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Pittsfield’s John Moore attempts a shot while Western’s Weston Billings does his best to deflect the ball. Western’s #14, Jacob Goetz hangs back, hoping for a chance at the deflection.
offense was eye glaring, and their defense, although only giving up 41 points, wasn’t where it needed to be either. The final score was 41-28, the Saukees not finding any sort of momentum whatsoever. “It was a very disappointing on our part,” Coach Brad Tomhave stated. “But hats off to Unity. They kept us out of what we needed to do, and it was a kicking.” Pittsfield took it to heart, and they bounced back with a huge home victory against
the Western Wildcats. Voshall Gymnasium was a special place that night, everyone coming to recognize and celebrate the greatness of Saukee basketball. The Pittsfield Saukees didn’t want to spoil the night with loss. Even though Noah Mendenhall battled his knee, going down twice, he gave his team what he had in the first half, and a couple of minutes in the second half. He ended the contest with 15 points.
Jon Moore scored all 16 of his points in the second half, taking on the responsibility of being the go-to option. The Saukees shot 50% from the three point line, going 5-10, and they produced a 94% performance from the free-throw line, 16-17. The Saukees held on for a 47-44 victory. “I just did what I could,” Jon Moore said. “Noah’s our leader, and without him, someone needed to step up. I feel that I filled that role when it was needed.”
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vehicle collisions some ten or so years ago. This information supports the argument that our deer herd has declined this past decade. Now for an update on this years’ deer harvest. Although Pike County suffered a drop in firearm harvest, success by archery hunters put us back into first place. Archery contributed 48 percent of our total harvest of 4,344 deer, firearm, muzzleloader and the youth season making up the 52 percent difference. Our closest competitor was Fulton County with a total harvest of 4,046 followed by Randolph County with 3,684, then Adams with 3,658 and finally Jefferson County with 3,645. The Statewide harvest was up 2 percent for all of the seasons combined. Over the past number of
years, local outfitters and many major outdoor publications have promoted Pike County as the “go to spot” for premier archery hunting. The number of out of state license plates we see each fall is testimony to the success of these promotions. I also believe, as previously expressed in a column, that allowing the use of crossbows by an hunter has contributed to the interest and success of archery hunting. There are three outdoor fundraising events scheduled. The first is the annual Pike County Quail and Upland Management Association banquet set for Feb. 24 at the JDL building on the north edge of Pittsfield. This is a popular program and those interested need to make a reservation to assure a place at the event. Contact Brenda Middendorf
minutes, the Lady Saukees executed their spread offense, forcing South County to foul, and Lilly Pepper went 4-5 down the stretch to seal their victory, 39-28. Lilly Pepper led the scoring with 22 points, and Sydney Bauer chipped in with eight points. The Lady Saukees last matchup of the season was against Pleasant Plains, and it was a reverse narrative. They have routinely been an effective fourth quarter team, but the Saukees gave up 23 points in the fourth quarter, and it was a deficit that they couldn’t climb out of. The Lady Saukees lost the game and ended their season with a 58-45 loss, their final record being 21-9. “Proud doesn’t begin to describe this squad for me,” Coach Jeff Shireman said. “This is such a great example of a team. A great season with a great group.”
SYWC takes team to O’Fallon Saukee Youth ventured down to the O'Fallon Panther Pummel Saturday, Feb. 9. The team had 17 wrestlers and three of those placed. Finishes by age group: 7 and 8: Fisher McEuen, 2nd; 9&10: 4th; Owen Shaw 1st. Other participating included:
6&U: Turner Pines; 7&8: Will Walston, Tucker Pines, Sam Anderson, Dylan Leonard, Libby Kearns; 9&10: Hunter Harrison, Jake Oitker, Luke Saxe, Luke Archer, Claire Kearns; 11&12: Hunter McEuen, Noah Alger, Cole Walston, Aiden Baxter.
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Three wildlife support banquets upcoming A few days ago, I stopped at our IDOT office to express appreciation for the extensive work the crew had done in clearing the trees and brush on Route 106 from the junction with Route 54 to Barry. The cleaning up go the right of way makes access to Route 106 from the side roads a lot safer and the reduction in brush gives drivers more chance to avoid collisions with deer. In the course of conversation with the staff, I asked about the deer they had picked up along the Pike County highways the past year. They keep a file for reporting to the State. For the calendar year 2017, they picked up 347. In looking back over the past 6 or 7 years, this is about an average number. This is about half of what is being killed by
By: JACOB BRADSHAW Pike Press The Lady Saukees entered the post season with high hopes and expectations. They ended it with 20 wins, and their leader was playing more efficiently than ever. Although their season came to an end when they didn’t expect to, it was still pure, Lady Saukees basketball. To begin regional action, the Lady Saukees were matched against South County. The Lady Saukees jumped out to a great lead, 14-5 after the first quarter, but South County came roaring back, making it a three point ball game at halftime. The game didn’t change much throughout the third quarter, the Saukees still holding on to a single digit lead, but the fourth quarter is where the Lady Saukees were able to execute. During the final eight
for tickets at 217-285-2464. The local Whitetails Unlimited has selected March 3 for their program. It is also planned for the JDL Building. There are several contacts for tickets, however, I’ll list only a couple. Doug Pruett, chairman, can be contacted at 217-242-1249 or tickets are available at the Archery Shop at 217-285-1610. The Pikeland Spurs and Feathers wild turkey committee has set our banquet for April 7 at the Cardinal Inn. We are planning a great program in which we will share information on several of the local projects we are funding. We will have a complete package of prizes, guns and special games for attendees. The food will be the popular Cardinal Inn buffet. I will share more details a wee bit later.
By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press All four of Pike County’s boys basketball teams will head to regional action next week. Pittsfield will face Beardstown, Monday, Feb. 19 at Beardstown at 6 p.m. If victorious, the Saukees will play QND, Tuesday at 7 p.m., also in Beardstown.
G r i g g s v i l l e - P e r r y, Pleasant Hill and Western have all been assigned to the Jacksonville Routt Regional. Feb. 19, Pleasant Hill meets up with Frankin Co-op in the tournament opener at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Western will play ISD at 6 p.m. and Griggsville-Perry gets to play the hosts at 7:30 .
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Griggsville-Perry splits on the week By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The Griggsville-Perry Tornadoes won one, lost one the week of Feb. 5-9. The loss came at the hands of state-ranked Payson, 96-45. Leading scorer was Colton Ivey with 18 points. Mike Harris and
Dalton Sheurman each had six, Zane Phillips had three, Duncan and Avery Bradshaw added two each. Matthew Myers led the team in rebounding with six and Harris added three. Earlier in the week versus Illinois School for the Deaf, Ivery had 33 points, Tucker Kunzeman added 14, Dalton McCallister had
11, Duncan Bradshaw had eight and Tanner Leedy, Myers and Harris each had two. Duncan Bradshaw had nine rebounds and Myers had seven. G-P hosted Triopia last night and will be at Calhoun Friday night for the regular season finale.
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BARRY n The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 1-6 p.m. at Western Community High School in Barry on the bloodmobile. GRIGGSVILLE n Griggsville Day HCE unit will meet at the Skinner House Thursday, Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Susanne Curry and Sally Bennett are hostesses. Judy Bradshaw will bring the major lesson on chocolate. Guests are welcome. HULL n Youth trapping camp at Camp Gardner, near Hull. Hands on camp will teach youth the fundamentals of trappings. Students will help set a trap, check a trap like and will go home with traps of their own, lure bait and a chance to win a live trap. For ages five and above. Contact Camp Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-4321999. Limited to 30 participants. Day camp only. MILTON n The East Pike Fire Protection District and Ladies Auxillary will host a soup dinner Sunday, March 4 at the firehouse in Milton from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or sold out. Chili and vegetables soups, sandwiches, dessert and drink will be served. Pricing is donations. A cornhole tournament will begin at 2 p.m. Winnner gets 50%. NEBO n Spring Creek Fire Protection District Sausage and Pancake Supper will be held at the Spring Creek Firehouse 310 Field Street in Nebo from 4 p.m. until sold out. Price is free will donation PERRY n Everyone in Pike County is invited to Lenten Wednesday night worship series Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Perry UMC at 7 p.m. Call Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 for more information. PITTSFIELD n There will be a blood drive in Pittsfield, Feb. 26 from 1-6 p.m. at the First Christian Church. Make an appointment to donate blood this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood. org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). n Third annual fatherdaughter dance, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Crossroads in Pittsfield. Sponsored by the Pittsfield Fire Department Auxiliary. n Are you new to Medicare? Are you turning 65? Come to an informal informational meeting Monday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. If you are interested and cannot make it for the afternoon, there will be another at 5:30 p.m. in the Findley Place Apartments Community Room. This meeting will touch on when to take out Medicare part A and B, we will talk about part D, and along with information on supplemental INS. For more information call Connie at 217-285-6150. n The next meeting of the Pike County Saddle Club will be Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Hall. Bring your favorite dish to share for the potluck meal and your table service. New members are always welcome. For more information contact Rebecca Rhodes 217.653.9089. n The Craft Club at the Pike County Senior Citizens Center is inviting anyone interested in joining in on the fun to their Thursday, Feb. 15 meeting at 1 p.m. This will be an organizational meeting so feel free to bring all your cute ideas with you. For any questions please call Reca at the Center 217-285-4969. n Rotary Interact at Pittsfield High School will host a cornhole tournament “Cornament,” as a fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 17. The organization is currently accepting two-player teams for pre-registration, with up to 20 teams. Concessions will be available for purchase, and there will be a 50/50 raffle during the event with the winner announced prior to the
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final games. Prizes will be awarded out to four places. For more information, please call PHS at 217-285-6888 or Interact sponsor Julie Plattner at United Community Bank 217-617-5041. All proceeds will be used for an international project and local projects such as a recycling program, Pittsfield foreign exchange student expenses and numerous donations to local organizations.
ly 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 Spring Library Hour is just around the corner at the Pittsfield Youth Library. There will be a Wednesday and a Thursday class. The Wednesday class begins Feb. 14 and the Thursday class begins Feb. 15. Each class meets once a week for 8 weeks ending April 4 and 5. Both classes are from 9-10 a.m. Library hour is for children ages 3(potty trained) through 5 years. For more information or to sign up your child, please call the Pittsfield Youth Library at 285-5232 to reserve your spot as space is limited.
n The Pittsfield Women's Club meets at noon on the 4th Tuesday of 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.
By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Ron Edwards, assistant basketball coach at Pleasant Hill says the Wolves responded well to a controversial call at the end of last Tuesday game. The call cost the Wolves the win. “The kids handled it well,” Edwards said. “I was proud of them. They showed a lot of sportsmanship. And so did the Calhoun kids.” The call came at the end of the home game when Pleasant Hill’s Harley Miller put up a three pointer with little time
n Calvary Baptist Church of Pittsfield's Helping Hands is held every 3rd Saturday of month from 9-11 a.m.
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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 217285-4969.
By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press It took the Brown County Hornets seven periods of basketball to do it but they finally defeated the Western Wildcats, 8-82 at Brown county Barry led, 15-10 after the first quarter and 25-21 at the half. In the third quarter, BC turned it up and outscored the Wildcats 20-10 making the score, 41-35 with Brown county Leading. Western tied
n A blood drive will be held at Illini Community Hospital Thursday, Feb. 15 from 2-5:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment call Community Blood Center at 217-2417550 or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. 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 walk-in 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, 2854407, extension 124. PLEASANT HILL n Fifth and sixth grade boys basketball serving pork chops, chips and soda, Feb. 18 at the Pleasant Hill American Legion. Desserts also available. Proceeds will be used to raise money or warm-ups. n The Pleasant Hill Fourth of July is sponsoring a quarter auction, March 10 at 6 p.m. at Hopewell Winery near Summer Hill. New this year, kid only bids! Doors open at 5 p.m., bidding begins at 6 p.m. n March Birthday Potluck at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center is Monday, March 5 at 11:30 a.m. n Friday, March. 16 is planned to be a St. Pat's Fish Fry at 11:30 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center. ONGOING n The Crossroads Center will be open weekly for walking. Hours will be Monday through Thursday from 8-10 a.m. through March. Special events may alter the schedule and will be posted. n Area senior adults are invited to attend a monthly multi-denominational Bible Study with David and Charlotte Hamilton. Meeting on the 1st 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 Exercise classes are held at the Senior Center in Pittsfield. These classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15-6:15 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 Springfield Vet Center is now offering Readjustment Counseling in Pittsfield. We are current-
n St. Mary’s Church classes on the Catholic faith- all are welcome to attend 7–9 p.m., Mondays.
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 Pike County PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones) Group will be meeting every Thursday evening from 6:308 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 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 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.
left on the clock. The buzzer is alleged to have gone off when the ball was in the air, making it a legal shot, but the officials ruled the basket was after the fact and did not count. The Wolves lost 44-42. Videos show the ball was in the air with time showing on the clock, according to footage shot by numerous fans. In high school basketball there is no appeal process. “The officials call stands,” Edwards said. Questionable call aside, Edwards said the game was a good one.
it up in the fourth and the score was 57-57 at the final buzzer. Both teams scored 11 in the first OT, six in the second and the Hornets finally got the edge in the third overtime, 13-8 making the final score 87-82. Western was led in scoring by Easton Billings with 23, with four of those points coming in the first overtime. Jacob Goertz had 20 points, including seven in the fourth quarter to force the overtimes; Dalton Malone also
“We had a 10-point lead at the half and they came back and in the final minutes it was back and forth,” Edwards said. The Wolves also got back in the win column, 56-25 over Illinois School for the Deaf Friday night. Dalton Crane had 16, and Grant Peebles and Jesse Crowder each had 15 in the game. Nick Black had five, Justin Shireman, four and Miller added a first quarter free throw. The Wolves were in Brown County last night and will host Brussels Friday.
had a strong fourth quarter with six points and finished with 14. Preston Wellman was steady throughout the game with 10. The team also lost to Pittsfield Friday night, 47-44 in Pittsfield. Easton Billings and Wellman each had 13 for the Wildcats and Goetz finished with 10. The boys were to have played at home against Unity last night and will finish the regular season Friday night versus Payson, also at home.
Western girls bow out at regional By BETH ZUMWALT PIKE PRESS After a tremendous season the Western Lady Wildcats lost Friday evening in the Buffalo- Tri City regional to the tournament
hosts, 41-26. The Lady Wildcats struggled offensively and no player scored in double figures. Riley Epperson led the scoring with nine, Haley Hickerson had eight and Kamryn Flesner had
six. Anna Melton chipped in three. HIckerson qualified to advance in the three-points showdown with nine threepointers made. The Lady Wildcats finish the season 24-7.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Indenture Trustee for the registered holders of Saxon Asset Securities Trust 2004-2 Mortgage Loan Asset Backed Notes, Series 2004-2; Plaintiff, VS. Wayne A. Meinhard; Nikki J. Meinhard; Defendants. 17 CH 8 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CALHOUN COUNTY HARDIN, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR INDENTURE TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE CWABS REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2004S; Plaintiff, -vsKEITH G. KINDER; RACHELLE KINDER; ESTHER NALL; CAPITAL ONE BANK; DISCOVER BANK; STATE OF ILLINOIS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendant(s). Case No. 16 CH 4 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on December 1st, 2017, the Calhoun County Sheriff will, on March 16, 2018, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at the Calhoun County Courthouse, 101 North Country Road Hardin, IL 62047, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, CONTAINING 20 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF DANIEL TEPEN AND BARBA-
RA TEPEN AND THEIR SUCCESSORS IN TITLE, TO USE THE ROADWAY RUNNING THROUGH THE SOUTHERLY PORTION OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PREMISES, FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS PURPOSES TO THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 15, AS CONVEYED BY DEED RECORDED IN DEED RECORD 32, PAGE 421, DOC. NO, 41681, IN THE RECORDER`S OFFICE OF CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH ALL EXISTING EASEMENTS, ROADWAYS, RIGHTS-OF-WAY, RESTRICTIONS, ETC., AS NOW LOCATED. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: RR 1 Box 197 A, Golden Eagle, IL 62036 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 071415100002 The improvement on the property consists of a Single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $108,453.81. The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN EVICTION ORDER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact JOSHUA WITT, ESq. OF WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC, Plaintiff‚Äôs Attorney, 105 West Adams Street, Suite 1850, Chicago, IL 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1533. 2.14, 2.21, 2.28
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Police seeking Bowling Green man Police Beat
By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press A Bowling Green man is being sought by police after an incident Feb. 7 on Howard Street in Pleasant Hill. The incident was reported 7:48 p.m. when the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Pleasant Hill Police Department were dispatched to a possible home invasion in the 200 block of West Howard Street, Pleasant Hill. According to police reports, Quinten Cantwell, 33, entered a residence of a person with whom he had a previous relationship and indicated he had a gun and a taser. The victim said she did not see a gun, but saw what she thought was a taser. Cantwell was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Law enforcement from both
Illinois and Missouri attempted to locate Cantwell with no avail. Felony arrest warrants have been obtained for Cantwell for the offenses of criminal trespass to residence, aggravated assault, and violation of an order of protection. Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy Bradley Wassell, the investigating officer said this was not Cantwell’s first charge of violation of order of protection. Wassell said Missouri law enforcement as well as Illinois deputies are looking for the suspect. Cantwell has an address in the 1500 block of Centennial Avenue in Bowling Green, Mo. If anyone has information to the whereabouts of Cantwell they are urged to call the Pike County Sheriff’s Department at (217) 285-5011 or Pike County Crimestoppers at (217) 285-1500.
Deeds Bonnie Lynn Arnold, Bonnie L. Arnold, Bonnie Arnold to Daniel A. Smith Jr. Trustee, Bonnie L. Arnold Trustee, Arnold-Smith Family Trust, NE 1/4, 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Sec. 1, Pleasant Hill Township; E. 1/2, NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 36, Martinsburg Township. Sharon K. Wombles to Rickard D. Wombles, Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 35, Atlas Township; Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 35, Atlas Township; S. 1/2, Sec. 36, Atlas Township; SE 1/4, SW 1/4, of the NW 1/4, Sec. 36, Atlas Township. Sharon K. Wombles to Rickard D. Wombles, Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 8, Ross Township; North 36.5 feet, easement for ingress/egress, Part of the NE 1/4, Sec. 7, Ross Township. Sharon K. Wombles to Rickard D. Wombles, NE 1/4, SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 19, Martinsburg Township; SE 1/4, SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Sec. 19, Martinsburg Township; North Part, NE 1/4, SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 19, Martinsburg Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 19, Martinsburg Township. Sharon K. Wombles to Rickard D. Wombles, NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 31, Martinsburg Township; easement for ingress/egress, NW 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 31, Martinsburg Township. Sharon K. Wombles to Rick-
ard D. Wombles, Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 24, Atlas Township. Dustin L. Niffen to Makayla K. Niffen, Block 2, Lots 5-6, Pleasant Hill. Garry B. Browning, Christine K. Browning to Brendan K. McConnell, of outlots, Lot 28, Peters Addn., Pittsfield. Jeremy Lawson, Jeffrey Lawson to Jeffrey Lawson, School site known as Todd School, Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 30, Chambersburg Township. Virginia H. Halpin to Garry B. Browning, Christine K. Browning, Block 2, Lots 13-14, Pringle Heights SD., Pittsfield; Part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 19, Newburg Township. SSS Development Inc. to James Mary, North 66 feet of Lot 13 and all Lots 14-16, Block 2, Lots 13-16, Woods Addn., Pearl; and easement, SW 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 10, Pearl Township. Christopher M. Brown Executor, Mildred M. Wendorff Estate to Larry W. Bergman, Georgia A. Bergman, Lot 12, Lowry Heck SD., Pittsfield. Sheriff of Pike County IL.Paul F. Petty, Farmers National Bank of Griggsville, AAP Services Inc., City of Pittsfield, Vicky L. Smith to Farmers National Bank of Griggsville, SW 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 23, Pittsfield Township. Richard W. Waite, Michael E.
Dispositions Traffic: Speeding( $120 unless noted) Regina Johns, 3/20/62, Pleasant Hill, $357, three months supervision. Dean Wesley Lewis, 7/23/69, Griggsville. Gilbert L. Stewart, 7/10/65, Pleasant Hill. Steven A. Taylor, 9/0/61, speeding, $442 and six months supervision. Tyler Ray Utterback, 11/23/99, Barry, aggravated operation of a moped, improper traffic lane usage, $407 and three months supervision. Miscellaneous traffic: Tory Bradshaw, 11/19/98, Barry, improper lane usage, $407, three months supervision. Brian R. Miller, Pittsfield,
11/28/75, driving on a suspended license, $807 and 12 months supervision. Katilynn D. Ruble, 11/2/90, Pittsfield, operation of uninsured motor vehicle and illegal transportation by a driver, $442 and six months supervision. Conservation: Daniel Ballinger, 6/2/92, New Salem, fallure to wear blaze orange, $120. Misdemeanors: Bobby England, 6/1/81, Detroit, domestic battery, 24 months probation four days in jail with credit given for two days served, $1,942 in fines and costs;. Felonies: Zachary Bowen, 7/4/99, Pittsfield, theft between $500 and $10,000, 30 days in jail, with credit given for two days served, 24 months proba-
Westfall, Kelly Otterstedt, Lisa A. Crow to James W. Bradshaw, Samuel S. Bradshaw, S. 1/2, Sec. 33, Perry Township; Sec. 33, Perry Township; Sec. 34, Perry Township; N. 1/2, Sec. 4, Griggsville Township; NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 3, Griggsville Township; Part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 3, Griggsville Township; NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 15, Griggsville Township; S. 1/2, SW 1/4, 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 15, Griggsville Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 16, Griggsville Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 16, Griggsville Township; E. 1/2, SE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 16, Griggsville Township. Travis J. Moore, Mary C. Peacock, Dillon Moore, Heather S. Moore to James W. Bradshaw, Samuel S. Bradshaw, S. 1/2, Sec. 33, Perry Township; Sec. 33, Perry Township; Sec. 34, Perry Township; N. 1/2, Sec. 4, Griggsville Township; NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 3, Griggsville Township; Part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 3, Griggsville Township; NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 15, Griggsville Township; S. 1/2, SW 1/4, 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 15, Griggsville Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 16, Griggsville Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 16, Griggsville Township; E. 1/2, SE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 16, Griggsville Township.
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. Kenneth Batchelor, 31, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Feb. 5 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear. He posted $300 and was released pending court appearance. Michelle L. Hart, 39, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Feb. 5 on a Pike County traffic warrant seeking to revoke probation. She posted $150 bond and was released pending court appearance. Jordan M. Wallace, 26, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Feb. 5 on two misdemeanor Pike County warrants both alleging failure to appear. He posted $300 and was released pending court appearance. William A. Street, 24, Urbana, was arrested Feb. 5 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear. He remains lodged in the Pike County Jail in lieu of $450 bond. Dalton R. Yokem, 24, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Feb. 5 on a failure to appear at an ordinance violation hearing and a Pike County traffic warrant, also alleging failure to appear. He posted $100 bond on the ordinance violation and $200 on the traffic warrant. Majole L Gentry, 23, Murpfreesboro, Tenn., was arrested Feb. 5 on a petition to revoke supervision on a misdemeanor charge. Bond was $5,000; a Pike County misdemeanor warrant alleging failure to appear on possession of drug
Travis Levi Woodridge of Pittsfield, IL. to Katharine Renee’ Johnson of Pittsfield, IL.
paraphernalia and a felony charge of residential burglary. He remains lodged. Kenzey R. Mesey, 24, Mount Vernon, Ind., was arrested Feb. 5 on felony possession of methamphetamine. Bond was set at $20,000. She was also charged with four counts of residential burglary. No bond has been set on those charges. She remains lodged. Majole L Gentry, 23, Murpfreesboro, Tenn., was arrested Feb. 6 on a second charge of residential burglary and theft under $500. He remains lodged. Kensey R. Mesey, 24, Mount Vernon, Ind. was arrested Feb. 6 on a fifth count of residential burglary, theft under $500 and possession of a firearm by a felon. No bond was set on these charges. Jonah M. Hargett,29, Mt. Vernon, Ind., was arrested Feb. 6 on a count of felony residential burglary and a felony count of theft under $500. No bond was set. Later in the day, Hargett was charged with four additional counts of felony residential burglary and bond was set at $5,000. He remains lodged. Zachary A. Crawford, 24, Perry, was arrested Feb. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear on driving under the influence and speeding. He posted $500 and was released pending court appearance. Jerrad M Brokaw, 21, Pittsfield, was arrested Feb. 7 on a Pike County traffic warrant. He posted $200 and was released pending court appearance. Jon H. Jones, 24, Jefferson City, Mo., was arrested Feb. 7 on a felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon, felony possession of methamphetamine
and driving while suspended or revoked. He remains lodged in the Pike County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. Wesley L. Riegle, 54, Lebanon, was arrested Feb. 7 on a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of drugs. Dana L. Mishner, 23, Chicago, was arrested Feb. 7 on a felony Will County warrant. He remains lodged in the Pike County Jail in lieu of $4,000 bond. Kevin M. Cooper, 43, Aurora, was arrested Feb. 8 on a Pike County warrant. He remains lodged in lieu of $200 bond. Melissa A. Hack, 37, Hannibal, Mo., was arrested Feb. 9 o a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear. She posted $400 bond and was released pending court appearance. Dalton S. Hobson, 20, Griggsville, was arrested Feb. 9 on a Pike County misdemeanor warrant alleging failure to appear at a payment review. He posted $150 bond and was released pending court appearance. William K. Poor, 22, Griggsville, was arrested Feb. 11 on a felony charge of aggravated stalking. No bond has been set. ------Has your charge been amended, reduced or dropped or have you been found not guilty? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for a status update on your court proceeding. Please include name and case number.
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tion and $2,152 in fines and cost. Fredrick D. Ertz, 10/30/53 guilty aggravated driving under the influence, 48 month probation, 30 days in jail with credit for two served and $5,731 in fines and costs, during while revoked or suspended second offense, 30 days in jail, 30 months probation. Stephan Greenwood, 6/25/89, Pittsfield, possession of methamphetamine, four years in the Illinois Department of Correction with credit given for 178 days served. $4,442 in fines and costs. Jason Hoover, 11/21/71 Pittsfield, guilty of theft between $500 and $10,000, 24 months probation and $877 in fines and
costs. Anthony W. Piper, 7/26/89, Pittsfield, guilty domestic battery, 24 months probation, 60 days in jail with credit for three served, $1,797 in fines and costs.
ORDINANCE NO. 17-7 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC ACT 100-554 ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRIGGSVILLE, ILLINOIS THE 6th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2017. Published in pamphlet form by the authority of the City Council of the City of Griggsville, Pike County, Illinois, this 6th day of December, 2017.
NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 5, 2018 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Pike County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Ambrosia Goods, located at 31604 Ambrosia Hollow Rd, Rockport, IL 62370. Dated this 5th day of February, 2018. /s/ Donnie Apps COUNTY CLERK Pike County
Ordinance No.17-7 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC ACT 100-554 WHEREAS, with the adoption of Public Act 100-554, the State of Illinois has required all Illinois units of government to adopt a sexual harassment policy on or before January 15, 2018, and has prescribed the minimum contents of such a policy; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRIGGSVILLE, PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS. SECTION 1:
Calhoun County Primary Election Dates Primary Election March 20, 2018 Last day to register to vote: February 20, 2018 Grace Period Registration and Voting: February 21, 2018 – March 20, 2018 Early Voting: February 8, 2018 – March 19, 2018 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed February 12th and February 19th for holidays Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Temporary Early Voting Site & Grace Period Registration and Voting Site: Calhoun County Clerk’s Office Marvin W. Richter Administrative Building 301 S County Road Hardin, IL 62047 618-576-9700 ext 2 Precincts served: Belleview, Crater-Carlin, Hamburg, Hardin, Gilead, Richwoods, Point
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As used in this Ordinance:
A. “Sexual Harassment” bas the same meaning as set forth in P.A 100-554, namely: “Any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when: (i) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; (ii) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or (iii) such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.” For purposes of this definition, the phrase “working environment” is not limited to a physical location an employee is assigned to perform his or her duties and does not require an employment relationship. B. “Officer” means any elected or appointed official of the City, regardless of whether the official is compensated. C. “Employee” means any full-time, part-time, or contractual employee of the City. SECTION 2:
No officer or employee of the City shall:
A. Engage in sexual harassment; or NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE INTENT OF THE BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS OF THE PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY PARK DISTRICT, PIKE AND CALHOUN COUNTIES, ILLINOIS TO SELL $130,000 PARK BONDS Public notice is hereby given that the Pleasant hill community Park District, Pike and calhoun counties, illinois (the “District”), will hold a public hearing on the 21st day of February, 2018, at 6:30 o’clock P.M. the hearing will be held in the Pleasant hill township hall, 103 south Maine street, Pleasant hill, illinois. the purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comments on the proposal to sell bonds in the amount of $130,000 for the payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, for the building, maintaining, improving and protecting of the same and the existing land and facilities of the District and for the payment of the expenses incident thereto. by order of the President of the board of Park commissioners of the Pleasant hill community Park District, Pike and calhoun counties, illinois. DAteD the 17th day of January, 2018. Judy clowers secretary, board of Park commissioners, Pleasant hill community Park District, Pike and calhoun counties, illinois. 2.14
B. Retaliate against any person for reporting sexual harassment allegations, either to the City pursuant to this Ordinance, or under the Whistleblower Act, or under the Human Rights Act; or C. Knowingly make a false report of sexual harassment. SECTION 3: A . Officers and employees of the City who wish to make a report of sexual harassment may do so verbally or in writing (memorandum, letter or e-mail), or both, to a supervisor, to the Mayor, or the City ethics officer. Reports of sexual harassment made to a supervisor, the Mayor or to the City ethics officer shall be referred to the City Attorney, who will advise the City as to potential appropriate courses of action. B. Officers and employees of the City may also, and in the alternative, report sexual harassment to the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Information as to how to report sexual harassment to the Illinois Department of Human Rights is found on its website, https:// www.illinois.gov/dhr. SECTION 4: Subject any collective bargaining agreements to which the City may become a party, sexual harassment in violation of this Ordinance shall constitute just cause for discipline of an employee up to and including discharge, irrespective of and in addition to any penalties to which the violator may be subject in some judicial or administrative forum for violation of State law. In the case of appointed officers, engaging in sexual harassment in violation of this Ordinance may constitute cause for removal from office. 2.14
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Members of the defense side of the Pittsfield High School Mock Trial team were, left to right, Gabi Davis, Alayna Scranton, Cherise Anderson, Joel Cook, Avery Lewis, Lainey Ten Eyck, Catherine Miller and Ali Merryman. The team competed against Yorkville-Charles North. Walker Filbert is the mock trial team advisor.
Members of the prosecution side were: Finley Petty, Justin Miller, Eli Ten Eyck, Anna Curless, Jayden Stendback, Paige Thometz, Lauren Archer, BriAnna Ruble and Jace Stendback. The two team attended competition Saturday in the McClean County Courthouse. Their opponent was Normal West B team.
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Alexus Wade, left and Tinley Ruzich have been chosen as students of the month at the Pike County Christian Academy. Wade is a sixth grader and the daughter of Kevin and Jessica Wade. Ruzich is a first grader and the daughter of Chad and Brandi Ruzich.
The Pittsfield High School Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund announces its 2018 application cycle for PHS seniors planning to attend 4-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and vocational/ technical schools. College scholarships are renewable for four years at $5,000/year. Community college and vocational scholarships will be one-time awards of $5,000 and may be used toward any course of study (health/ dental careers; building, mechanical, and automotive trades; cosmetology, etc.) Applications are available from the PHS Guidance Office and are due April 3.
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Stately 2 story home with many updates including 2 furnaces & 2 central air units, & much more. This property is idea for a big family. Endless possibilities with this property. Could live in the main level and rent out the upper level... income property. Priced to sell!
Two story home located close to schools.4 bedrooms, 2 baths, roomy eat-in kitchen,main floor laundry, den/dining room, & more. Detached 2 car garage & partial privacy fence.
305 S. Congress St., Perry: Bi-level home at edge of town. Open floor plan, roomy master bedroom with big closet. Lower level has a bedroom, laundry area, family room, & office area. Partial fenced yard & big deck. $52,000 229 4th St., Rockport: Small town living with two lots. Master suite & bathroom, 2 additional bedrooms & bath, dining room, & living room. Partial finished basement, upper level has room to expand or use for storage. Garage. $60,000
G PENDIN 712 W. Fayette St., Pittsfield: 3 bedroom ranch SOLDhome with partial finished basement. Deck & carport. G lot. Covered porch & deck. 400 Talbot St., Liberty: 3 bedroom bungalow corner PENDonIN 201 N. Union St., Griggsville: Two story home with 2 baths. Covered porch & big barn. SOLD 221 N. Stanton St., Bluffs: 4 bedroom N DINwithGupdated kitchen & bath. PE bungalow 1065 Mason St., Barry: 2 bedroom bungalow. Awesome garage with big loft. SOLD 745 W. Perry St., Barry: Two bedroom home with SOLD metal roof & lots of updates. 345 E. Mississippi St., New Canton: Cozy 2L D home with central air & garage. SO bedroom 2375 Mound Rd., Jacksonville: Unique home located at edge of town with an amazing view! Awesome great room, & more.
3 HOPE AVENUE, PITTSFIELD $129,900 Two bedroom duplex located close to the golf course. Full basement. Partial finished with bath. Attached 2 car garage. Priced to sell!
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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 64.5 acres +/- Carlin TWP. Nice recreational farm with maintained road and a perfect view of the Illinois River and Greene County bottoms! n NEW LISTING - Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Nice investment farm with 80 tillable acres. n NEW LISTING - Calhoun County 20 acres +/- Golden Eagle. 17.5 tillable acres in southern Calhoun County close to the Mississippi River. n NEW LISTING - Pike County 150 acres +/- Pittsfield and Derry TWP. Beautiful recreational farm with good tillable acreage, great deer density and pond. n NEW LISTING - 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 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 310 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Huge hunting farm with 55 acres tillable and the balance in timber located at the end of a dead end road. n Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 15 acres tillable. n Calhoun County 75 acres +/- Crater TWP. Nice recreational farm with 35 acres tillable and 38 acres timber with beautiful 3BR home with 2 car attached garage. 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 37.28 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 PRICE REDUCED - Calhoun County 20 acres +/- Richwood TWP. Completely remodeled 3BR farmhouse with 1 car detached garage sitting on 20 acres. n Pike County 113 acres +/- Pleasant Hill TWP. 3BR 2BA house sitting on 7 acre lake with great hunting and nice mix of timber, tillable and CRP. n Pike County 110 acres +/- Atlas TWP. Excellent hunting farm with big timber and secluded food plots. n Pike County 54 acres +/- Martinsburg TWP. Nice recreational farm with nice shed and 3BR 2BA home with new kitchen. n Pike County 54 acres +/- Atlas TWP. Great hunting farm with 16 acres tillable and nice pond. 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 - Pike County 20 acres +/- Hadley TWP. Nice recreational farm. In cooperation with Whitetail Properties. n SOLD - Adams County 10 acres +/- Richfield TWP. Located minutes from Barry on blacktop. Would make a great building site.
NEW LISTING - Griggsville - 415 W. Lincoln St. - Quality 3BR 1BA home with nice screened in porch, 2 car garage and large heated workshop. $100’s. NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - 401 E. Adams - Cozy 2BR home with 1 car detached garage sitting on corner lot just 2 blocks from downtown. Move-in ready! Furnishings optional. $50’s. NEW LISTING - Hardin - HC61, Box 17C - 4BR 2BA ranch home with full basement with walk-out sitting 15.3 acres with 5 tillable acres and outbuildings. $200’s. NEW LISTING - 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. NEW LISTING - 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. 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. Batchtown - RR1, Box 74 - 5BR 2BA brick ranch home sitting on 1 acre with new tin roof and very spacious front and back yard! $100’s Griggsville - 202 N. Federal - 2BR home with deck and large garage/storage shed on corner lot across from school. Needs some TLC. $40’s. Griggsville - 114 S. Stanford - 2BR 1BA home that has been totally remodeled. $40’s. Griggsville - 301 N. Union - 3 unit apartment building earning significant income. Great investment opportunity! $70’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. PRICE REDUCED - Hardin - 704 South County Rd.-Nicely remodeled 4BR 3BA home sitting on 6 +/- Acres. Country living yet in town centrally located in Calhoun County! $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Hardin - 106 Oakridge - Beautiful 5BR 3BA split level home in a great neighborhood with many updates! $100’s. 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. Kampsville - 108 W. Maple - Beautiful 3BR 2 1/2BA ranch home with many updates located on a dead end road. $90’s. 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 Canton - 165 S. Quincy - Very nice maintenance free 2BR home with nice detached garage and 2 sheds. Would make a great starter or retirement home. $40’s. Pearl - 46916 Co. Hwy. 10 - Nice little 3BR country home sitting on 5 acres +/- just off Route 100 in the heart of the hills. $60’s. 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. 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 - 429 Piper Lane - Beautiful spacious 3-4BR home with full finished basement, 2 car attached garage and many updates sitting on 2 lots. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 40404 Co. Hwy. 8 - Excellent 4BR 2BA home sitting on 1.38 acres in quiet location close to town. $100’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 - 331 Piper Lane - Beautiful 2 story completely remodeled 4BR 2BA home with an impressive master suite. $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 - 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. $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. Pittsfield - 339 S. Illinois - Neat 2BR 1BA home with new roof and maintenance free exterior. $60’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-104 Liberty Court-2BR 1BA ranch style home with new roof and many updates. $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. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-Corner of N. Orchard and Oklahoma-4 mobile home lots, three of which are rented. Call office for details! 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 - 204 Fairgounds Rd. - Totally remodeled 2BR home with 1 car attached garage. Like new!! $40’s. Pleasant Hill - 801 S. Main - 4BR 2BA home with attached garage sitting on nice corner lot. Price right! Needs some TLC!! $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pleasant Hill - 302 Houston-Cute remodeled 2BR home sitting on 2 lots located in a quiet part of town that is move-in ready and would make a great starter home. $60’s. Pleasant Hill - 702 Houston - Move-in ready 3BR 2BA manufactured home on permanent foundation with 2 outbuildings. $70’s. Rockport - 16934 St. Hwy. 96 - Custom built pine log home with 1 car attached garage and open loft located on 2 acres. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Rockport - 17620 Hwy. 96 - Old schoolhouse converted into 4BR 2BA home with full basement that has endless possibilities sitting on 1.62 acres +/-. $100’s. SALE PENDING - Griggsville - 307 S. Corey - Beautiful 2 story 4BR 2BA home with beautiful woodwork in great location. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 327 Sycamore - Nice 3BR 1.5BA brick ranch home with full basement. In cooperation with Wade Real Estate. SALE PENDING - Rockport - 416 Broad St. - Very well preserved 3-4BR home with original hardwood floors and newer 2 car detached garage sitting on 6 lots. $80’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 425 E. North St.-Very well maintained 5BR 2BA manufactured home with oversized 2 car attached garage sitting on large lot. $90’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Barry - 1400 Rodgers St.-Nice shop with geo-thermal in great location. SOLD - Pittsfield - Nice 3BR ranch home with finished basement. In cooperation with Wade Real Estate. SOLD - Nebo - 610 Park - Very nice spacious 2BR home with great 3 car detached garage. $50’s.
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PITTSFIELD - 534 N. Jackson Nice building lot. $8,000.
PERRY - S. Naples St. - 3 nice building lots with utilities available. $12,000.
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.
PITTSFIELD - 217 S. Illinois St. Empty 67.5’X160’ lot. Nice flat lot to build a home. $13,000.
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HAMBURG - Chapman Sub. #19 - Adorable 2BR cabin on the Mississippi River. Priced to sell!! $43,000.
NEBO - 325 W. Franklin St.-Large 4BR home with nice woodwork sitting on 3.5 lots. Motivated Seller!! $45,000.
GRIGGSVILLE - 303 W. Washington - 2,484 sq. ft. 4BR home with 1 car detached garage with beautiful oak entry staircase sitting on 2 lots. $54,900.
PEARL - 48186 166th Ave. - Nice 4BR 2BA manufactured home with large machine shed and small pond on 4 acres. Move-in ready! $89,900.
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!! $96,900.
PITTSFIELD - 515 Jill St. - Very nice 3BR ranch in quiet location in close proximity to park and school with many updates! $119,500.
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! $119,500.
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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! $199,950.
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!!! $219,000.
PITTSFIELD - 24791 405th St. - 3BR 1BA 2,200 sq. ft. Morton building home on 2 acres with large machine shed. $139,000.
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PITTSFIELD - 34229 270th Ave. 3BR 2BA home with 2 car attached and 2 car detached garage sitting on 40 acres +/-. $300’s.
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PENDIN 24.34 Acres including Country Home & Outbuildings: Property offers great deer & turkey hunting. 15 min. from Pittsfield. Call Judy Douglas.
22797 US Hwy. 54 Pittsfield: 1,950 SQ. FT., 3 BR, 2 BA, on 2.9 Acres. Call Judy Douglas.
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.
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315 E. Clare St., Pittsfield: 3,408 sq. ft. 4-5 BR, 3 BA. Call Kate Marable.
303 N. Jackson St., Pittsfield: 4 BR, 3 BA, 3,707 sq. ft. Call Kate Marable.
711 Mortimer St., Barry: Commercial 1,300 sq. ft. Great location, completely remodeled & updated. Call Harrison Lane.
610 Field St., Nebo: 3BR, 1.5BA, 4,400 sq. ft. metal building. 6 city lots. Call Elaine Hoaglin.
220 Piper Lane, Pittsfield: 1400 sq. ft. 4 BR, 2 BA, det. garage. Broker owned. Call Judy Douglas.
504 N. Dutton St., Pittsfield: 3BR, 1.5BA, 1,440 Sq. Ft. Call Kate Marable
422 W. Perry St., Pittsfield 3 BR ranch with open floor plan, detached 1/2 car garage. Call Kate Marable.
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422 W. Perry St., Pittsfield: 3 BR, 1 BA, detached garage. 1,144 sq. ft. Call Kate Marable.
36236 Co. Hwy. 2, Baylis: Completely remodeled country home on 1 acre. Call Charlene Anderson.
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.
321 N. Franklin St., Pittsfield: 1321 sq. ft. 3 BR, 1 BA. Call Charlene Anderson.
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114 E. Franklin St., Griggsville: 4 BR, 3 BA, attached 2 car gar., full finished bsmt. Call Kate Marable.
Rural Pike County / Pittsfield School District: 2BR, 1BA home. 1,474 sq. ft. Call Charlene Anderson.
SOLD 635 N. Grant, Pittsfield: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,284 sq. ft., 1 car detached garage. Call Harrison Lane.
734 W. Jefferson St., Pittsfield: 975 sq. ft. 3 BR, 2 BA. Call Judy Douglas.
110 W. Quincy St., Kinderhook: Commercial Business, 1,700 sq. ft. Call Harrison Lane.
45115 Co. Hwy. 8, Pittsfield: Nice country home located on approx. 1.5 acres. 15 minute drive from Pittsfield. Call Judy Douglas.
110 E. Prairie St., Camp Point: 6 BR, 3 BA, 2,200 sq. ft w/partially fin. bsmt. Call Lloyd Phillips.
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18084 Hwy. 96, Rockport: 3BR, 2BA home. 2,523 sq. ft. Call Elaine Hoaglin.
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
230 South Illinois St., Pittsfield: 2 BR, 1 BA w/partial basement.1,380 sq. ft. Call Judy Douglas.
801 Bridge St., Nebo: 2 BR, 1 BA w/partial basement. Call Elaine Hoaglin.
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802 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill: 2795 sq. ft. 4 BR, 2 BA. Call Elaine Hoaglin.
804 N. Dutton St. Pittsfield: Updated home. Priced right! Call Elaine Hoaglin.
610 Field St., Nebo, Illinois 1,120 sq. ft., 3 BR, 1/2 BA. Attached garage, Basement. Call Elaine Hoaglin.
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PIKEhome COUNTY 200 Acres Great farm with PIKE COUNTY 41 Acres Hunting property MCDONOUGH COUNTY - 44 Acres Well-managed 100100 Acres Acres Excellent Excellent Western Western Pike Pike County Farm, Borders Farm, Borders large managed large sq. ft. 5 BR, 3 BA, sq. 20 ft. acres. 5 BR ROCKPORT: 4000 ROCKPORT: sq. ft. 4 BR, 4000 4 BA sq. ft. 4 BR, 4 BA property. 72 Acres: 60 Timber, 9 Tillable, 3 ing/Agricultural/Building Site. 23 Acres Timber. cabin located in Southern Pike County! with home. Timber Acres: 29. Tillable: 11. balanced investment property! $250,000 with 82 acres. with Broker 82 acres. owned. Broker owned. properties! properties! $4,500/acre $4,500/acre Broker Ow 10 acres. on 10 Kateacres. Marable. CallAcres: Kate Marable. Other Acres. Hunting property. $3,690 per acre 8 Acres Tillable. 4 Other Acres. $169,000. $4,200/acreon (Including Cabin) Call Other 1.Broker $3,975 Owned. per acre 8484 Acres Acres Excellent Excellent Hunting Hunting Property Property With Nice WithIncome Nice Income From Crops From& Crops CRP. & CRP. $1,250,000 $1,250,000$389,000 $3 $389,000 $379,000 $3,290/acre $3,290/acre D E 213213 Acres Acres Located Located In Southern In SOLD Southern Pike County, Pike County, Prime Hunting! UC Hunting! SOLD DPrime EThe R 4545 Acres Acres Great Great Hunting Hunting Farm Farm Located Located At At End The Of A Dead Of AEnd Dead Road! End Road! SOLD SOLD End 4040 Acres Acres WithWith Home Home Excellent Excellent hunting hunting property property with nice with home nice home SOLD SOLD 4444 Acres Acres All timber All timber farm farm at theSOLD atend theof end a dead of aend dead road! end road! SOLD CALHOUN CALHOUN COUNTY, COUNTY, IL IL Well Managed PIKE COUNTY - 40 Acres With Beautiful PIKE COUNTY - 143 Acres PIKE COUNTY - 84 Acres Excellent HuntPIKE COUNTY - NEW - 20 Acres - Home PIKE COUNTY - Timber Creek Farm. 116 Located Close To Pitts3,555 sq. ft. home & custom built 5 acre ing5 Property With Nice small Income Fromhunting & Acreage. Newer Home On 20 acres on Acres. Hunting/Agricultural. 87 Acres TimAcres 5 Acres Affordable Affordable small hunting tractHunting $3,630/acre tractProperty $3,630/acre field! $3,990 Per Acre lake *broker owned. Crops & CRP. $3,290/acre Dead End Road. *broker owned. ber. 29 Acres Tillable. 64.5 64.5 Acres Acres Great Great hunting hunting alongalong the Illinois the Illinois River Bluffs! River $2,790/acre Bluffs! $2,790/acre 17916 369TH 17916 AVE., 369TH PLEASANT AVE.,902 PLEASANT W. PERRY ST., 902PITTSFIE W. P ONE CHRISTINE ONE CHRISTINE COURT, PITTSFIELD: COURT,4PITTSFIELD: 4 19.2 19.2 Acres Acres Great Great building building site orSOLD site small or getaway small getaway farm! farm! $3,500/acre $3,500/acre N3G BR, SOLD I T S I HILL: HILL: 2 BA, 3 newer BR, 2 home BA, newer BR., 3 BA, home 2100 BR., sq. ft. 3 BA BR, 3 BA. Call BR, 3Charlene BA. Call Anderson. Charlene 7979 Acres Acres Investment Investment Property Property With With Great Great HuntingHunting SOLD SOLD EW LAnderson. N with 2 acres. with Call Elaine 2 acres. Hoaglin. Call Elaine Call Hoaglin. Charlene Anderson Call Char 8888 Acres Acres Great Great Calhoun Calhoun County County recreational recreational property! property! SOLD SOLD $285,500 $285,500 550550 Acres Acres Unbelievable Unbelievable Recreational Recreational Property! Property! $158,000 $158,000$155,000 $ SOLD SOLD ADAMS ADAMS COUNTY, COUNTY, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS 305305 Acres Acres Turnkey Turnkey Hunting Hunting & Fishing & Fishing Property Property With Cabin! With Cabin! $1,216,950 $1,216,950 PIKE COUNTY - Buck Branch Farm. 162 Acres. PIKE COUNTY - Bee Creek Bluffs Farm. 48 PIKE COUNTY - 135 Acres Located In PIKE COUNTY - Great Investment Property. JERSEY COUNTY - PRICE REDUCED: 105 Acres Hunting/Agricultural. Timber acres 113, Till1313 Acres Acres Great Great Building Building Site /Site Investment /38Investment Property Property LocatedLocated Close ToSite. Close Quincy! To Acres. Timber Acres 41, tillable Acres 5, Western Pike County! Excellent Hunting Acres. Hunting/Agricultural/Building Big Quincy! Timber With Great 4 Wheeler Paths & able Acres 49. $650,000 (Including Cabin). Other Acres. $200,000 (Including Home). Property! 19 Acres Timber, 19 Acres Tillable. Newly Cleared Food Plots $2,950/acre. $109,000 $109,000 3333 Acres Acres 14 Ac. 14 Ac. Tillable, Tillable, Located Located in MSinRiver MSBottoms, River Bottoms, Great Duck Great Hunting Duck Hunting Potential Potential $3,490/acre $3,490/acre *broker *broker ownedowned D D D LD Tillable! SOL SOL SOL 140140 Acres Acres Class Class A Tillable A Tillable Soils!Soils! 120 Acres 120 Acres SOLD SOLD SOTillable! 159159 Acres Acres NiceNice property property with 65 withtillable 65 tillable acres acres HWY. 18084 96, ROCKPORT: HWY. 96, 727 ROCKPORT: W. WASHINGTON, 727 W. W 13 ACRES, 13LORRAINE, ACRES, LORRAINE, IL: Great 18084 IL: Great SOLD SOLD JERSEY JERSEY COUNTY, COUNTY, IL IL 2523 sq. ft.2523 3 BR, sq. 2 BA. ft. 3Call BR,FIELD: 2 BA. 1611 Callsq. FIELD: ft. 3 BR, 161 2 place to build placebytoQuincy. build by Quincy. 4040 Acres Acres Excellent Excellent Building Building Site With Site Newer With Newer Metal Building Metal Building $199,000 $199,000 Call Harrison Elaine Hoaglin. Elaine Hoaglin. Call Judy Douglas Call Judy Call Lane. Harrison Lane. CALHOUN COUNTY - Pleasant Dale Farm. Acres COUNTY - 305 Acres Hidden Lake HANCOCK COUNTY - PRICE REDUCED: 55 PIKE COUNTY -REDUCED: Deep Draw 78Acres Acres.Timber PRICE PRICE REDUCED: 105Farm. 105 Acres Big Big ADAMS Timber WithCOUNTY Great With- 449.94 Great Wheeler 4 Hunting/AgriculWheeler Paths & Newly PathsADAMS & Newly 173 Acres Hunting Property With Home. Timtural/Building Site. 19.76 Timber Acres, 24.48 CRP Farm. Hunting property with Home. Turkey Acres Well-balanced hunting property with Hunting/Agricultural. 68 Acres Timber, 10 $100,000 $100,000 $92,500 $ $109,000 $109,000 Cleared Cleared Food Food PlotsPlots $2,950/acre $2,950/acre ber Acres 123, Tillable Acres 50. Acres. “In cooperation with Whitetail Properties” Hunting and Fishing Retreat! income! $3,090/acre. Acres Tillable. 2020 Acres Acres Excellent Excellent Hunting Hunting Property Property Bordered Bordered By Big Timber By Big Timber PENDING PENDING 6565 Acres Acres Great Great Big Timber Big Timber Farm Farm AlongAlong Macoupin Macoupin Creek! PENDING PENDING D LILD ILCreek! MACOUPIN MACOUPIN COUNTY, COUNTY, SO SOL SOLD SOLD 110110 Acres Acres Excellent Excellent All Around All Around Hunting Hunting Tract Tract 9 Acres 9 Acres Great Great Building Building SiteSOLD With Site With NewerNewer Metal Shed Metal Shed SOLD 8383 Acres Acres Affordable Affordable Hunting Hunting Tract With Tract Big With Timber Big Timber $2,650/Acre $2,650/Acre SOLD SOLD HANCOCK HANCOCK COUNTY, COUNTY, IL- 365 Acres IL - Flint Township JERSEY COUNTY - 85 Acres Excellent PIKE COUNTY Hunting Property Bordered By TimberWell-balanced - Tillable. Hunting/Agricultural. 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