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Western Illinois Fair opens June 20.

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Mowen heads to Nationals.

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Pittsfield hires new police officer.

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Casto receives volleyball honors at Blackburn

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Vol. 176, No. 24

Teacher pay raise bill ready to sign By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press A bill mandating teacher salaries introduced earlier this year in the Illinois Senate has passed both the Senate and the House and, if signed by the governor, will become law. The law, SB 2892, is an effort to update the minimum mandated salary for teachers to $40,000 by the year 2022. Illinois has not updated its minimum mandated salary for teachers since 1980. For 38 years, state statute has required Illinois school districts to pay teachers a minimum salary of about $10,000. Based on decades of inflation, the minimum mandated salary should now be about $32,000. “Is a full-time teacher worth $32,000 a year? That’s the question this bill proposes, and I believe the answer is an emphatic yes,” said State Senator Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat and the sponsor of the proposal. Manar’s bill, if signed by the governor, goes into effect with the 2019-2020 school year with $32,076 as the mandated beginning sal-

ary of a teacher with a bachelors degree and no experience. The minimum jumps to $34,576 the following year and $37,076 the third year. By 2022-2023, a teacher’s beginning salary will be $40,000. Linda Pearson, a Griggsville-Perry board

the bill. “Does that mean salary package or just salary?” he said. “If it is salary package, then we aren’t too far off, but if it is straight salary, it could cause us problems.” Jayette Bolinski in Manar’s office said it is her understanding that

“It’s a raise that is well deserved. It’s fine. We just need a mechanism to get more money for it.”

Don Peebles Pleasant Hill superintendent member and retired the employee would teacher, agrees with the receive the paycheck for the full base salary goal of the legislation. “I feel teachers should unless a district picks up be reimbursed for their a portion of the employjob,” Pearson said. “It’s ee pension costs. Then that payment made by no question.” But as a board mem- the district on behalf of ber, Pearson fears the the employee would be bill could have backlash. counted as part of the “I”m afraid it will base salary. “I don’t see where it result in fewer teachers being hired, which includes health insurmeans bigger class ance costs,” Bolinski said. sizes,” said. Peebles said his disProponents of the bill say the raise in salary trict pays approximately could ease the nation- $480 per employee for health insurance. wide teacher shortage. Jessica Funk, superDon Peebles, interim superintendent in intendent at Western Pleasant Hill, said he has School District, said the many questions about Western District con-

tributes 1.87 percent of the teacher’s pension. Pleasant Hill, Pittsfield and Griggsville-Perry also contribute to their teachers’ pensions. Currently, a beginning teacher with a BA and zero years experience wanting to teach in Pike County can expect to make anywhere from $33,070 at Western to $34,226 in Pikeland “It’s not just increasing the starting salary,” Peebles said. “But we will have to negotiate all the salaries — they all will go up.” Peebles said his district does not have a surplus from which to draw additional funds for salaries. “I’m not opposed to it,” Peebles said. “It’s a raise that is well deserved. It’s fine. We just need a mechanism to get more money for it.” Paula Hawley of Pikeland Unit 10 agrees. “They are talking about this being phased in and with that, we would be close to their targets for the first couple of years. After that, the potential new law would outpace us but the teacher contract would be due to be renegotiated about that time,” Hawley said. “I don’t have an (See, Bill, A2)


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David Sampley is accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Jordan Gerard, far left, Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty, middle, and Deputy David Greenwood, right, as he is led into the courthouse elevator for a first court appearance last week.

Sampley’s bond is $2 million By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press David M. Sampley, 64, the Pittsfield man arrested June 4 in connection with the death of his domestic companion, was in court Thursday, June 7. He was officially charged in the case, had bond set and was appointed

a public defender. Sampley has been charged with domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated criminal sexual assault after Sharon Welch, 61, was found unconscious June 4 in a home the couple shared on Clarksville Road in Pittsfield. She was later pronounced dead

at Illini Community Hospital. Sampley had been released from police custody just two days prior to the incident; he had been in and out of jail multiple times since charges of domestic violence in May 2016. Police say he was disruptive in the courtroom during his appearance last week (See, sampley, A2)

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Oscar Turnball, left, and Rex Jones, right, of Callendar Construction discuss the proper way to tear down the final two buildings on the corner of Memorial and Fayette streets in Pittsfield June 11. The demolition clears the way for the expansion of the adjacent Whitetail Properties building. About a half a dozen Whitetail Properties photographers took footage of the process. “They let us take some rocks and throw ‘em through the windows [before they started]. I felt like a little kid again,” Whitetail photographer Adam Raak said. Whitetail purchased the area in March and should begin construction of new office space in the fall, Whitetail broker Jeff Evans said. Whitetail will continue to use its present building on Madison Street after the new space is completed.

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The Pike County Historical Society has lined up a list of impressive speakers for Friday night’s Nicolay Hay Day to be held on the courthouse lawn. Included in the group is Ruth Abernethy, a wellknown Canadian sculptor, who made the three statures of Abraham Lincoln, John, Hay and John Nicolay on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn. She has also been commissioned to do a statute of Queen Elizabeth. “I’m looking forward to coming to Pittsfield,” Abernethy said.”I enjoyed making the busts of Submitted photo Lincoln and his Ruth Abernethy works on a cohorts. Lincoln piece of sculpture in her Canada has one of the Studio. Abernethy has been commost interesting missioned for several prominent faces.” works of art, including the statutes Abernathy said she was “com- of Lincoln, Hay and Nicolay on pletely honored” the Pike County Courthouse Lawn. to do the replicas She will be in Pittsfield Friday of the 16th presi- night for the Nicolay Hay Day celedent and two of his bration. She also may be available secretaries, both for a book signing at Free Press. from Pittsfield. “Lincoln’s story is both pivotal and tragic,” Abernathy said. According to Abernethy, the process of making the three statutes uses the lost wax method where she carves her mold into styrene and then coats it with wax, which melts away in the foundry process. “It’s the same process you would use if making giant jewelry,” she said. “It’s called lost wax because the wax melts away at the foundry.” Abernethy said it is important to keep the work hollow to keep expenses and the weight of the item manageable. She says she got her start in theatre where she was a prop builder for 15 years. “I carved everything from food to architectural pieces,” she said. “We used a lot of styrene because it is light and inexpensive.” Abernethy has approximately 40 pieces of her work on display in Canada and the United States. She was the sculptor of the statute of Arnold Palmer, the legendary golfer, also known as the “King of Golf,” who won his first PGA tournament at Weston Golf and Country Club in Weston, Ontario. in 1955. She is also the sculptor of the Jeffrey Baldwin portrait. Baldwin was five when he died a lingering death in the home of his foster parents who were also his grandparents, who were prosecuted for his death. A public outcry resulted in funds being raised for a statute of the little boy wearing his favorite Superman costume. Abernethy wanted the statute to be lifesize or around 42 inches but was afraid he would be lost among flowers and shrubs or knocked over, so her work included him climbing on a bench, which also gives the illusion the little boy will never be alone again. (See, scuplter A2)


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(Continued from A1) estimate on what it would cost the district, but when you move beginning salaries up you have to increase the salaries of everyone else accordingly, so it would be quite expensive. We have about 100 teachers in the district so each $1,000 increase in beginning teacher pay would cost the district about $100,000.” Hawley does not begrudge the teachers a raise. “As far as teacher salaries

go, I think teachers are not paid what they need to be for the jobs they do,” Hawley said. “I am an advocate for increasing their pay; however, there has to be a funding source that goes along with that.” Funk said many parts of the bill have not been defined. “I don’t want to give a statement on how it will impact us at this time,” she said.” I’m hearing the Governor may veto.”


(Continued from A1) and had to be admonished by Judge Frank McCartney when the charges were read to him. “He was very outspoken at the hearing, frequently interrupting the judge and even his attorney,” Zachary Boren, Pike County State’s Attorney, said. “I anticipate his attorney will be filing a motion for a fitness evaluation in the near future.” Boren said if Sampley is found fit, but continues to disrupt court proceedings, he can be removed from the courtroom. Sampley’s bond was set at $2 million by Judge McCartney and, after a finding of indigence, Walker Filbert was appointed as his attorney. The aggravated domestic battery charge, a Class 2 felony, alleges Sampley forced a sock down the mouth of the victim resulting in an intentional strangulation. That charge is probation eligible, up to 48 months, carries a possible term of three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with four additional years of mandatory supervised release (MSR) and a fine of up to $25,000. The aggravated criminal sexual assault charge is a Class X felony due to the victim’s age. Sexual assaults on victims more than 60 years old are charged as aggravated. The Class X felony is not eligible for probation but is eligible for a term of six to 30 years in IDOC with three years to life MSR and a fine of up to $25,000. The final domestic battery count, a class 4 felony, alleges he pushed the victim off the couch and walked on her. A previous count of domestic battery was considered in the filling of the class 4 felony. More charges can be filed when more information, including toxicology reports, is received.

“The main thing we are waiting for is the final autopsy report including the toxicology report,” Boren said. “Once we receive that, I can make a decision about what additional charge to file. I hope to receive that information in the next 2-3 weeks.” Police estimate Sampley and Welch had been together approximately 30 years, although not all that time in Pike County. Police say they have been to the home over a span of years, called when neighbors reported fighting. Welch’s death was discovered Monday evening, June 4, around 7 p.m. when Sampley left the home on his lawn mower and encountered an off-duty Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy, David Greenwood, who lives near the residence. Sampley told Greenwood he suspected Welch needed help. Meanwhile, a neighbor, who had heard arguing earlier and then noticed the quiet, called the Pittsfield City Police and asked for a well-being check at the residence. Pittsfield City Officer Silas Greening, who was dispatched on the call, arrived at the residence about the same time as Greenwood and found Welch in distress. The pair did CPR until Pike County Emergency Services arrived. Welch was taken to Illini where she was pronounced dead. Upon report of a suspicious death, multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene. The Pittsfield City Police and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department were assisted by the Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, and the Pike County Ambulance Service. Sampley’s next court appearance will be June 22 when he will have the option of choosing to have or rejecting a preliminary hearing.


(Continued from A1) Abernathy said she is looking forward to coming to Pittsfield. “I love that they have created this event,” she said. “It is similar to John MacDonald, who was the first prime minister of Canada. They created an event around him. Actually he and Lincoln had a lot in common as they both lived during the Civil War.” Abernethy did a piece featuring MacDonald in 2015 which the Canadians called the “Year of MacDonald.” The schedule for speakers for Friday night is as follows: Mayor John Hayden will give a welcome at 4:45 p.m., followed by speeches by Senator Sam McCann

and Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer. At 5:25 p.m., Ruth Abernethy, the sculptor who made the busts of Lincoln, Hay and Nicolay that stand on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn, will speak. Following Abernathy will be Craig Rush, a former Marine One helicopter pilot for President George Bush. The last speaker before the wedding re-enactment will be native Pike Countain Greg Willard, who served in the White House as an aid and also as the personal attorney to President Gerald Ford. The wedding will take places at 6 p.m. with Justin and Joelle Curry playing the parts of Nicolay and and his bride.

Griggsville-Perry still finalizing superintendent process By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Griggsville-Perry school board hopes to finalize contract language and hire a superintendent over the weekend. “We have had a hard time getting everyone together,” Linda Pearson, a board member, said. “We are hoping to

meet this weekend, finalize the contract and make an announcement next week.” The board has been searching for a superintendent since February when Dr. Janet Gladu tendered her resignation. She has accepted a position in New Mexico. Her last day will be June 30.

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Western Illinois Fair in Griggsville opens June 20 for five-day run By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press For the first time in modern memory, the Western Illinois Fair in Griggsville will operate without a carnival service for its 2018 Fair, which opens Wednesday, June 20 and continues through Sunday, June 24. Despite the lack of a carnival, the Western Illinois Fair Association has decided to move forward. The fair’s previous carnival owners informed the fair in late spring that it would not be able to return in 2018. “I tried for several months to get them to sign a contract,” Scott Dunham, fair board president, said. “They kept dodging me and dodging me. Finally, in March they told someone else they weren’t coming. They have never talked to us.” With the late notification, it was impossible to book another carnival, although Dunham said he called every one for which he could find a number. “Unfortunately, several carnival companies already have schedules set a full year in advance,” Brian Shoemaker, Western Illinois Fair Board member, said. “Our board and leadership exhausted every effort and phone call to find a carnival to be part of our fair. But with an extremely short timeline to work with, everyone was already booked through the summer. We felt it was important to be transparent to our fairgoers with our planning efforts and pricing changes before we got too close to the opening of the fair.” In turn, the Western Illinois Fair Association has also adjusted its front gate pricing for 2018. Front gate costs will be $5 each Wednesday, June 20, and Sunday, June 24, and $10 each Thursday, June 21 through Saturday, June 23. Ages 5 and under will be admitted free on all nights, and no season tickets will be offered in 2018. “We’re already making progress to securing a carnival vendor for 2019, and will be back with our fully featured midway next year,” Shoemaker said. “We are as disappointed as anyone that we’re not able to provide a carnival midway this year, but ensuring that we have one in 2019 is a top priority for our fair.” The Western Illinois Fair Association is still committed to its grandstand event schedule, including its queen pageant and princess con-

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The Western Illinois Fair Princess pageant will be held Wednesday, June 20 in the grandstand at the fair. Ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. and the pageant will run in conjunction with the queen pageant. Contestants are, left to right, Deni Taylor, Adalyn Hudson, Milli Maynard, Carly Peterson, 2017 Princess Jada Lawson, Faith Hasten, Paislee Geer, Lily Freeman, Piper Lewis.

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The Western Illinois Fair Queen pageant will be feature seven girls trying to follow in the footsteps of Danielle Rondeau, the 2017 queen. Left to right, contestants are, Mackenzie Phillips, Alison Martin, Ashlyn Martin, Leah Hembrough, 2017 Queen Danielle Rondeau, Isabella Cox, Michaelene Mays, Samantha Clostermery.

test, school bus and modified demolition derbies, Walker McGuire country music concert, and Truck & Tractor Pull. Along with 4-H and Livestock exhibitions, nearly all of the concessionaires will still be on site, including some of its most popular food vendors, McKinney’s Corn Dogs & Lemonade Shake-Ups, Parnell Foods and the Griggsville American Legion. “We have the queen contest and princess contest Wednesday and Thursday will be the bus derby and a new event, the Royal Rumble,” Dunham said. According to Shoemaker, the Royal Rumble will feature 20 drivers. “The event is a 20-driver field,” he said. “Just minutes before we begin, all drivers

will draw a number 1-20, at random. Drivers 1-5 will begin the event, and every 45 seconds we’ll bring a new driver onto the track until we have all 20 cars.” Dunham said the new event is sparking a lot of interest among derby drivers. “We are expecting a big turnout of cars for the derby,” Dunham said. “If everybody who says they are coming, does, it should be a great derby both nights.” Friday night will be the compacts, the “gut-n-goes” and super modified. Saturday night, Walker McGuire will take the stage. “He’s an up-and-coming star in country music,” Dunham said. “We’ve got nothing but good reviews on him. A former local girl, the former Carol Evans, helped

get him to the fair.” Sunday will be the washer tournament and the tractor pull. “Every year the crowd for the tractor pull goes up and so does the number of tractors,” Dunham said. “We hope that continues.” “Everything else that is normally part of our Western Illinois Fair is still there, and we’re still excited to bring our signature events to the grandstand, and the addition of the Walker McGuire concert,” Shoemaker said. “Unfortunately, we won’t have the color and sounds of the carnival midway this year, but we still hope to see fairgoers bring the family to come and enjoy our grandstand events and support our 4-H participants in their livestock shows and exhibits.”

Pike County 4-H members invite you to 4-H Shows The general project show will be Tuesday, June 19 at the Pike County Farm Bureau in Pittsfield. Judging begins at 9 a.m. and the building will be open for public viewing Wednesday and Thursday from 8 to noon and 1 until 7 p.m. Projects on display include visual arts, horticulture, engineering, technology, woodworking, natural resources, cooking, sewing, photography, animal science, robotics, and more. Pike County 4-H members will be demonstrating more of their project work at the remaining 4-H shows this week. The 4-H dog show will be held at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds in Griggsville Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m. For the past year 4-H members have been doing project work with 4-H club talks, hands on learning through workshops, individually and participating in their clubs activities to prepare for the 4-H shows. 4-H dog project members have been instructed on how to train their dogs to heel on leash, do a figure 8, stand for examination, recall, long sit and long down. There will also be a dog care and dog showmanship class. The public is invited to attend. Poultry and rabbit shows are at 8 and 9 a.m. Sheep and Goat shows are at 5 p.m., also Wednesday. 4H livestock show participants will demonstrate their showmanship and knowledge of their animals Thursday at the swine and beef shows in the livestock

barn at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds in Griggsville, starting at 8 a.m. A full schedule of events is listed below: Tuesday, June 19 – Farm Bureau in Pittsfield n 8 a.m. Check-in for general show and home ec. show at Farm Bureau Hall n 9 a.m. General project show judging n 11 a.m. Fashion revue n 11:45 p.m. Home economics Project Show Judging Wednesday, June 20- Fairgrounds in Griggsville n 7 a.m. Check-in for Poultry & Rabbits begins at Livestock Barn n 8 a.m. Poultry Show at livestock arena n 9 a.m. Rabbit Show at livestock arena n 11 a.m. Check-in for dog show n 11:30 a.m. Dog show at Griggsville Park n 1 p.m. Sheep and goat weigh-in at livestock arena n 1 p.m. Check-in for cat show n 1:30 p.m. Cat show at Griggsville Park n 5 p.m. Goat show at livestock arena n After goat show sheep show at livestock arena n 6 p.m. Beef Weigh-In at livestock barn After beef Swine weigh-in at livestock barn n 8 to 12 & 1 to 7p.m.-- 4-H exhibits are available for project viewing at the Farm

Bureau in Pittsfield Thursday, June 21- Fairgrounds in Griggsville n 8 a.m. Swine Show at livestock arena After swine show Beef Show at livestock arena n Family meal at livestock barn n 8 to 12 and 1 to 7p.m.-- 4-H exhibits are available for project viewing at the Farm Bureau in Pittsfield Friday, June 22, - Fairgrounds in Griggsville n 9 a.m. Master showmanship at livestock arena n After showmanship Animal Science Skill-a-thon at American Legion - fairgrounds n 8 -12 p.m. Project release at the Farm Bureau Hall in Pittsfield n 5 p.m. Animals in place for Auction Preview n 5:30 p.m. Auction Preview at Livestock Barn n 6:30 p.m. Livestock Auction (Livestock auction animals released after the sale concludes) n 4-H Show dates, times and locations are subject to change n Clean up/set up day for 4-H livestock shows (livestock barn) – Sunday, June 10, n 4 p.m. - All 4-H members showing livestock need to attend For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension Pike County office at 217-285-5543.

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Mowen heads to Nationals By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Bailey Mowen is headed to the National High School Rodeo competition in Rock Springs, Wyo. “I’ve qualified for National every year since I was in sixth grade,” the Pittsfield High School junior said. “I”ve never been in the top 15 but that is my goal this year.” Mowen punched her ticket after competing the past year in various rodeo events, which earned her points. “I qualified for state, which was held at the New Berlin Fairgrounds,” Mowen said. “The events are break away, barrel racing, team roping and pull horse.” Mowen has a different horse for each event. Each horse has a trait or characteristic that makes in better in one competition than another. Split is her breakaway horse, Joker is her barrel racing horse, Deuce is her team roping choice and she rides George in the pull competition. Barrel racing allows the contestant a running start and the rider maneuvers his or her horse through a series of barrels hoping to have the lowest time. Breakaway, which is Mowen’s

top event, starts when the rider starts riding after a calf, throwing a rope over its head. A string

“They have clinics but I’ve never been to one. My dad has taught me. I’ve trained my own horses.”

Bailey Mowen rodeo competitor is attached to the rope and when the calf is roped, the string breaks,allowing a flag to drop and the time to stop. Pull is a similar event as a rider must maneuver through six pulls on the right side, weave back through the pulls on the opposite side and exit the course on the opposite side. Team roping is an event Mowen does with Beth Daywright of Delavan. In team roping, ropes are loose from the saddle horns, and after making the catch, the ropers must take a wrap around the horn. Time is taken when both ropes are

tight and both horses are facing the steer. There are strict rules defining a fair head catch. The rope must be around both horns, the neck, half a head. For a rider and horse to be ready for competition, both must be in top physical shape, according to Mowen. “I practice a lot, work with my horse a lot in the practice arena,” Mowen said. “They have clinics but I’ve never been to one. My dad has taught me. I’ve trained my own horses.” Mowen says she personally works with a trainer three to four times a week. “Leg strength is important,” she says. “And balance, you have to be able to jump off your horse and keep your feet moving.” Mowen knows the competition will be tough when she hits Wyoming. “Each state sends the top four in every event plus Australia, Canada and Mexico,” she said. “There are competitions each morning and each evening. It will get narrowed down to the top 20 and the national title holder will be picked from that. I am so excited I’ve made it. I really hope this is my year.” She is the daughter of Darrell of Jennifer Mowen.

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Bailey Mowen of Baylis shows her skill at calf-roping at a recent rodeo competition. Mowen is headed to Nationals later this summer where she will compete in the National High School Rodeo competition.

Barger gets Sesquicentennial Farm award By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press The Illinois Department of Agriculture has designated the farm owned by Thomas Barger of rural Pittsfield as a Sesquicentennial Farm. To qualify as a Sesquicentennial Farm, the agricultural property must be owned by a straight or collateral line of descendants for at least 150 years. The Barger family received this historical distinction after their application for designation as a Sesquicentennial Farm was approved. “I am privileged to present this distinction to the Barger family,” Agriculture Director Raymond Poe said. “This designation honors their farm

operation today, but also their ancestors who labored through adversity to maintain the family farm. The Sesquicentennial Farm program helps to reinforce that family farming remains a viable entity in Illinois agriculture.” The Illinois Sesquicentennial Farm program has recognized farms since its inception in 2000. Sesquicentennial Farm owners receive outdoor display signage and a certificate signed by the governor and the director of agriculture. They are also recognized at “Agriculture Day” at the Illinois State Fair. Jen Hannon, Barger’s daughter, had noticed an application broadcasted by the ag department on social media and recommended it to her sis-

ter, Becky Fitzmaurice, also of rural Pittsfield, as a Father’s Day gift for their dad. Fitzmaurice then took it upon herself to investigate further, searching through old deeds and getting information from the circuit clerk’s office. “I had already known the names of the people [from previous genealogy research], it was just a matter of looking them up,” Fitzmaurice said. The sign proclaiming the status of the Barger farm has now arrived and will be Tom Barger’s Father’s Day gift. Application information may be requested by writing to the Illinois Centennial/ Sesquicentennial Farms Program, Illinois Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 19281, Springfield, IL 62794-9281.



In an article last week about the Pittsfield Dari Ripple, Shelba and Tom Smith were identified in the lineage of previous owners. The Smiths owned the business for eight years, from June 1985 to February 1993.

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Becky Fitzmaurice’s daughters Clara, left, and Miriam Fitzmaurice, right, hold their grandfather’s Sesquicentennial commemorative sign, which will be given to Thomas Barger for Father’s Day, June 17. The ownership of the farm represents nine generations.

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~ Schedule of Events ~ WednesdAy, June 20

Poultry Show- 8 a.m. • Rabbit Show - 9 a.m. Dog Show -11:30 a.m. • Cat Show 1:30 p.m. Goat Show-5 p.m. • Sheep Show - Following Goat Show

Queen & Little Miss Pageant STARTS AT 7 P.M.

ThursdAy, June 21

Swine Show - 8 a.m. • Beef show following Swine Family Meal following Beef Show

SCHOOL BUS DEMO DERBY & ROYaL RUMBLE • 7:30 p.M. fridAy, June 22

Master showmanship - 9 a.m. • Animal Science Skill-a-thon after showmanship • Livestock auction - 6:30 p.m.

DEMOLITION DERBIES - Mike Brown Productions 7:30 p.M. Compact • Super Stock • Youth • Gut N Go

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sATurdAy, June 23

COUNtRY MUSIC StaRS WaLKER MCGUIRE with special guest the Longmire Band

Saturday, June 23

Entertainment starts at 6:45 p.m. Admission Prices

Wednesday: pageants: $5 for all patrons thursday: bus demo & royal rumble: $10 for all patrons Friday: demolition derbies: $10 for all patrons saturday: ConCert With WalKer mCguire & the longmire band: $10 for all patrons sunday: traCtor & truCK pull: $5 for all patrons ALWAYS FREE PUBLIC PARKING • PIT PARKING & PIT PASSES ARE SUBJECT TO A FEE For more information, visit:

Entertainment starts at 6:45 p.m. • Longmire Band in the beer tent

sundAy, June 24

Upa tRaCtOR aND tRUCK pULL • 4 p.M. washer tournament in Beer tent • 1 p.m.

Beer TenT oPen fridAy & sATurdAy JUNE 23• EXIT 52 / JUNE 24 • LONGMIRE BAND no one under 21 allowed in the beer tent

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What?? No carnival rides and games??

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Pittsfield, Illinois

This isn’t a fair... It’s an Unfair!


‘You get what you pay for’

Pike County school districts may soon find themselves in an uncomfortable squeeze. If recent legislation mandating increased salaries for beginning teachers becomes law – a starting salary of $40,000 by 2022 – schools will be looking at renegotiating salary schedules all across the board. In general, the salaries in a school district are based on percentages of what a beginning bachelor’s degree teacher, no experience, is paid. It’s an expensive proposition to hike the entire schedule up, but one that area superintendents say they support – if a way can be found to finance the increased costs. As the national economy continues to hum along and unemployment rates plummet, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to attract quality candidates to low pay teaching jobs. Based on the enormous importance of what teachers do – prepare the next generation – it makes sense to confirm the value of the mission by paying appropriately. And, as they say, you get what you pay for. We join area superintendents in supporting the concept of increased mandated pay minimums for teachers…and share their concerns about where the money will come from. Unfortunately, as one area educator noted, the legislation could have an unintended consequence – larger class sizes. If teachers are paid more and no funding source emerges, districts may have to devise strategies to get by with fewer, but higher paid teachers. That points to larger class sizes and, potentially, fewer upper level course offerings. With potential changes looming ahead, it is more important than ever for taxpayers to be informed. Let local school officials know your opinions. Keep in touch with your state representatives and the governor. It’s all about what’s best for the next generation.

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Poll Question Week of June 13, 2018

legislation would boost the Q: Pending salary of a beginning teacher in Illinois to $40,000. 1. I support this wholeheartedly. Teachers are drastically underpaid. 2. I think the decision of what to pay teachers should be left to each local district. 3. It’s a great idea – but where will the money come from?


Warns against continued littering

This is a final written warning to all you Pike Co. “litterbugs.” Our beautiful county is being polluted with all your trash you discard. If you continue your hellish ways, the proper authorities will be notified. This is your final warning: There will be no pardon and you will serve your maximum sentence when caught. Sheriff Petty has enough to deal with without putting up with you nematodes and zygotes (a brainless one-cell organism, with the emphasis on brainless!) God bless America! We need him more than ever. PHILLIP C. MESEY Pittsfield, Ill.

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Guest Column: By Jim Nowlan

Ask me how much i love my grandkids I

saw a bumper sticker the other day: Ask me how much I love my grandkids. But do we really love them so much? In our selfishness, speaking generally, we of the Baby Boom and earlier generations seem to be somewhat complicit in the following problems: U.S. debt is greater now than at the height of World War II, which had to be financed primarily with debt. The recent tax “reform” bill has some good points, yet it is to be paid for with $1.5 trillion in additional debt, which the retiree generation won’t pay for—their grandkids will. Most of us retirees still receive more from Social Security than we paid into it. That is changing, and for our grandkids it will be the opposite. We old farts receive much, much more in health care via Medicare than we pay into it, and the program will place financial heavy burdens on our grandkids. Dysfunction in Illinois state government over the decades will burden our grandkids with solving the wreckage. Education is critical to our grandkids’ future. And the competitive challenges they will face are enormous. Because of population differences, China has more honor students in its classrooms than we have students. Yet, cheering

under the Friday night lights seems more important to many grandparents than encouraging the grandkids to excel in the classroom and set their sights high. And the US is dis-investing in higher education at a time China is pouring more and more into their system, which is now challenging the U.S. in critical scientific fields. Our once vaunted interstate system and airports crumble while, based on my extensive travels as a visiting professor in China, ever more bullet trains and interstate-quality highways are surpassing our logistical support system. All of these realities push daunting burdens onto those grandkids we love so much. What to do? Here is a modest suggestion. On my travels around the state and beyond, I often make pit stops at a McDonald’s to recharge my caffeine. I almost always notice (especially midmornings) one or more coffee klatches of 4 to 10 locals of the retiree age class (which doesn’t have to be very old today). I’ll bet the folks gather almost daily for an hour or more. I know many seniors volunteer and do good works, yet I think many of us could do more to prepare a better future for our grandkids, rather than just throw up our hands in despair.

According to a 2015 report from the Illinois Department of Revenue, retirees represent fully 25 per cent of all Illinois tax filers. This huge slice of society has rich experience, knowledge, even wisdom, and many are found at the coffeeklatches. I suggest the coffee groups devote half—just half—of their time over caffeine to addressing our problems at the local, state, even national levels. I am confident at least one at each coffee klatch has declared, along these lines: “A blockhead could do a better job than our elected officials!” Since these coffee drinkers appear to be anything but blockheads, I further propose creation of a “Your Town Coffeeklatch Civics Club (come up with a better name, please).” Devote the first half of a morning gathering to selecting an informal chair and then a topic of interest, maybe a local one initially, such as: How are our schools doing? The chair might ask one or two of the group to do some internet research. In this case, check out how the local schools compare with those throughout the state, remembering that average isn’t good enough. Once information is compiled, discuss the situation. Are the schools performing at high levels, and if not, what

thoughts might there be around the table as to how local public education might be improved? This might require some more research, maybe even talking with a local superintendent or principal. Continue the discussion for several sessions, then focus on some proposals the group thinks might be forwarded to the local school board for consideration. I think coffeeklatchers would be amazed by how sensitive local officials, state legislators, even congressmen are to proposals that show obvious thought and some research. Then on to the next topic, maybe a tough one like the state public employee pension mess. Even if your first efforts don’t change the world, the work should develop constructive discussion and will be good for the brain. I worry that many readers might think the above is cockamamie (what’s new? readers chortle). But somehow retirees have to look to the future of their grandkids, whom they love so much. n Jim Nowlan is a former Illinois legislator, state agency director, aide to three unindicted Illinois governors, author and professor. His email is

Guest Column: By Scott Reeder

What’s really in the budget?

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Last week's poll results Republicans and Democrats are busy filling open seats and open ballot spots in Pike. 40% 20% 0% 40%

A. I’m always interested in Pike’s political process. B. I don’t pay much attention to politics. C. It’s too soon to worry about the November election. D. Whoever is serving, I hope they put the best interests of the county above their own.

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nstead of “shaking up” Springfield as he promised four years ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner took the final step Monday to acclimating to the Illinois political culture. He went along to get along. On Monday, flanked by a bipartisan assortment of lawmakers, Rauner signed a budget that is likely somewhere between $600 million and $1.5 billion out of balance. Nothing unusual there. That’s the way Illinois has been doing business for decades --- except for that awful two-andone-half years when it went without a budget. And business as usual is why the state is broke. The legislative process is supposed to be transparent. But when it comes to the state budget, it rarely is.

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During the waning days of the legislative session, caucus leaders filed into a closed room and negotiated with the governor. Once a budget agreement was reached behind those locked doors, Senators found themselves voting on the 1,245-page measure a few hours later. Think any of them knew exactly what they were voting on? No way. Is this unusual in Springfield? No. But it has never served the public well. And Bruce Rauner has done little to reform the process. Taxpayers and bondholders deserve to know how our money is being spent. But the budget document is so opaque it is often hard to discern whether major new spending initiatives have been slipped into the spending plan. E-mail:

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For example, back in 2005, the General Assembly rejected spending state money on stem-cell research. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who favored the measure, snuck $10 million in stem-cell research spending into the budget by labeling it “scientific research.” Lawmakers were understandably angry when they figured out they had been tricked into voting for something they had opposed. This year, Springfield is rife with rumors about what may or may not have been snuck into the budget. Adam Schuster, director of budget and tax research for the libertarian-leaning Illinois Policy Institute, says $100 million has


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Pittsfield, Illinois


The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

Where’s the red, white and blue car? Greetings from the Ridge “Freida, we’re gonna buy American and that settles it!” Those were the words of the immortal Herb Crump as we lit out car shopping last week. “I’ve had it with the imports, Freida. It’s an American car or we’re buyin’ a horse!” Although the very thought of my husband trying to crawl onto a horse in his dilapidated condition was tempting, I nodded my head and went along with him like I had good sense. President Trump has declared that imported autos and parts are a threat to national security. Canada has apparently become a menace. He’s asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to investigate slapping tariffs on anything on wheels that might be considered “foreign,” and Herb happily climbed onto the tariff bandwagon as we took off on our America First shopping spree. “Herb, we’re driving a Nissan and before that we had a Honda. Do you mean to tell me that those cars were a threat to our national security? Did they have secret recording devices hidden in the windshield wipers? Did I go all that time without noticing those three Russian spies in our trunk?” “You’re missing the point, Freida. This hoard of foreign cars hurts our economy and that means fewer sales of U.S. cars which

means less tax coming into the government coffers which means less money to spend on defense. You’ve got to think these things through.” “We need the money to bomb the Toyota factories?” “You’re missing the point!” “And you just missed the driveway. We just passed the Ford dealership.” I certainly had nothing against buying American but as the day progressed we had a more and more difficult time telling what Made in America meant. “There it is, Freida! The all-American car!” Herb’s beady eyes had narrowed in on a Ford Fusion and as he started chumming up with a salesman I started reading the fine print on the window sticker and doing a bit of research on my phone. I had to interrupt the salesman’s pitch. “Herb, this car was made in Hermosillo, Mexico.” Herbie swallowed a bit of his chaw and spit out a profound, “What?” “Mexico, Herb. It’s a Mexican car. Somehow it jumped the border wall, fooled the immigration officials, hid its children in the back seat and ended up at this car dealership. You ask me, our national security is in big trouble.” The salesman shrugged a guilty shrug and we climbed into our old threat to national security and headed on down the road. American cities used to be surrounded by groves of trees and fields of waving grain. Today’s


o you mean to tell me that those cars were a threat to our national security? Did they have secret recording devices hidden in the windshield wipers? Did I go all that time without noticing those three Russian spies in our trunk? towns have carpeted their outskirts with car dealerships so it wasn’t long before we came up another dealership. I had downloaded the skinny on most “American” cars while I was at it. “There it is!” cried Herbie. “The all-American car if every I saw one,” and we pulled in to the Jeep dealership. “The Jeep Renegade! Now that’s a man’s car! That’s an American man’s car!” As Herb was choking down his testosterone-laden chewing gum I looked it up. “It’s made in Italy.” “Oh come on now, Freida! Surely not the whole thing!” “You’re right. Many of the parts are made in Brazil and China.” The man’s countenance was now dragging the floorboard. He knew what was coming but as I checked the facts on my phone he started mumbling possible cars to investigate. “A Lincoln SUV... one of the big MKZ’s?” I

stared at him. “Mexico, Herb.” “Freida!” he growled. “Just skip the foreign list and tell me which cars are mainly made in America.” I breathed a short sigh, fearing a cardiac at our steering wheel. “Well, Herbie,” I said, “70% of Japanese Acura’s are made in the U.S.— 55% of the Japanese Nissans. . . “ “Okay, okay!” he said. “Just skip to the top. What’s the most purchased Americanmade car?” “The Toyota Camry.” We drove home in silence. . . me wondering when we’d ever be able to trade cars again and Herbie completely despondent over how our national security has been breached. 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.


25 YEARS AGO: WADE’S FISH MARKET BURNS IN DETROIT 150 Years Ago June 11, 1868 We are gratified to be able to announce to our citizens that the directors of our public school have secured the services of Prof. J. Pike for our school for another year. He had intended to abandon the profession of teaching, but has been induced not to do so. Messrs Nary & Co. have now opened next door to Jones & Wolgemuths, a splendid stock of clothing and gentlemen’s furnishing goods. Having looked through their assortment, all pronounce it the finest in quality. The failed impeachment movement, with the many other insane actions of that Rump called Congress, have without a doubt driven the radical Republicans to desperation, therefore the nomination of Ugly Smutty Grant. The engineers from the Alton and St. Louis railroad have surveyed a line from the Jacksonville branch through Winchester to Florence, and report the route the most feasible. Mr. Stephen Gay and wife have returned from the South to spend the summer here. He reports the greatest despondency among the whites of Louisiana, under the negro rule established over them. 125 Years Ago June 14, 1893 The courthouse park is a beauty just now and for a few days. The bloom on the catalpa which, is now withering, presented a beautiful appearance, while its fragrance filled the air. Spring chickens, peas and new potatoes are ripening rapidly, although in on the

market, except the peas, in much abundance. The roads in the Clover vicinity need work, the heavy rains have made them almost impassable. Some of the farmers on the creek have their corn to plant over, as the overflow of the creek covered it with mud, and army worms have appeared in vast numbers, and are doing considerable damage. Workmen are to enter upon the repair of the boiler at the Pittsfield water works, and will probably be employed at the work for eight or ten days. In the meantime there can be of course no pumping of water, and our streets will go unsprinkled. The city of Pittsfield has been sued, by suit in the circuit court, the November term, by Wilhelmina Heck, wife of Joseph Heck, to recover $5,000 damages by reason of injury to plaintiff last fall or summer from a defective sidewalk. Children’s Day was observed by all of the churches last Sunday. The Congregational church was decorated with flags and quantities of red, white and blue bunting. A picture of Columbus was in a conspicuous pace, draped with the stars and stripes, while flowers were everywhere in profusion. The program was in accordance with the decorations, the subject being, “Our Country.” 100 Years Ago June 12, 1918 A warning has been issued to owners of horses, chickens and other animals to keep them confined. Many complaints have been received the last few days that gardens were being destroyed


by horses and chickens that were not kept at home. Many people have planted war gardens to conserve food. The boys are doing their part “over there.” Are you doing your part “over here?” The government has made it easy for you to do so. The purchase of war savings stamps is a patriotic action. Anti-tuberculosis workers are rejoicing in Pike County in that the board of supervisors passed a resolution endorsing the petition to put to the voters of Pike County a three mill tax to help those who may become sufferers of TB. Strother Grigsby, who for several years has been employed in Chicago, has taken a position with the King elevator in Rockport. After June 24, an additional 150 Pike County men will be called for military service. The Boy Scouts will give an ice cream social at Independence next Saturday evening. All are cordially invited to attend. 75 Years Ago June 16, 1943 Auditor M. B. Coker of the Peoria Audit Bureau presented the board of supervisors with the annual report at the June meeting, showing the county to be $4,822.51 better off financially than they were at the same time a year ago. The Red Cross Disaster Relief headquarters in Pittsfield is receiving applications for rehabilitating families needing assistance for flood damage. Ten members of the class studying to be nurses aides at Illini Hospital have completed their 35 hours of theory and started this week on their 45 hours of supervised

practice. Prof. R. M. Milstead had resigned as music and band instructor at Pittsfield High School. A corn shortage that threatens a still tighter situation in meat prevails throughout the corn belt. In Pike County the situation is extremely serious and grows more critical every day. Unfinished hogs are being sent to market for lack of feed. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kibler, who live at “Little St. Louis,” on the New Canton road a mile out of Barry, are anxiously awaiting news of what happened to their son, Pvt. Earl Frederick Kibler, who is dead on an unidentified island in the southwest Pacific. The Pittsfield Lions Club installed officers for the coming year at last week’s meeting, and Frank Penstone has taken charge as the new president. Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Walmslely of Pittsfield have announced the forthcoming marriage of their only daughter, Betty, to Donald Carnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Carnes. The wedding will take place Sunday, June 27 in the Methodist Church parlors. 50 Years Ago June 12, 1968 The $1,250,000 Pike County nursing home bond issue was defeated by 375 votes—1,796 in favor and 2,171 against. Pike County Democrats favored Jerry Corbett of Hardin in the 50th district state representative contest. Running second in that race was incumbent Elmo McClain of Quincy, running only eight votes ahead of Carl Wittmond of Brussels.

Miss Vicki Lynn Branson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Branson of Pittsfield, became the bride of Donald H. Peebles of Belleville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Peebles of Henderson, Ky., in a double ring ceremony Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Pittsfield Methodist Church. The bridegroom’s uncle, the Rev. Samuel Parker of Bartonville, officiated at the nuptials. The maid of honor was the bride’s cousin, Miss Debbie Skillings, of Tacoma, Washington. Serving the bridegroom as best man was his brother, Terry Peebles of Cahokia. 25 Years Ago June 9, 1993 A fire consumed Wade’s Fish Market in Detroit June 3, leaving only a partial shell of the metal and wood frame building. Owner Jim Wade and his parents George and Mary Wade were able to leave the building before the fire got out of control. The 20-year-old fish market had been a Detroit landmark with highbrow visitors like former Gov. Jim Thompson. Tressa Dickerson of Pittsfield was named the third recipient of the $1,000 WBBA All-Star Classic Scholarship. Dickerson, a senior at Pittsfield High School, is a straight A student, ranking second in her graduating class of 95. She is the daughter of Greg and Carolyn Dickerson. Visitors to Griggsville will soon be chanting, “Beavers and bears and butterflies, oh my!” J. L. Wade is expanding his Nature House Showcase and Museum to include an extensive collection of around 400 mounted North American mammals

and 185 butterflies. Pollee Craven knew she wanted to coach softball someday. Craven, who has taught English at West Pike and Barry, recently was hired at Pittsfield High School. The Perry High School graduate was also interested in the vacant softball job at PHS, and was appointed to that position. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steers of Barry are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary June 9. They were married at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Hamel. 10 Years Ago June 11, 2008 A roadway near the Pike/ Adams line gave out underneath a car driven by Ashley Kunzeman, 23, of Barry early Tuesday morning. She suffered injuries, while her husband Micah, a passenger, was uninjured. Estimates of rainfall before the accident range from four to six inches. Becky Acuff is retiring after 44 years of teaching. Forty-one of those years have been with the Pikeland School District. “It’s just been fun,” said Acuff. “I know your supposed to say it’s been a good run, and it really has. It’s been a joy every day.” Milo E. Barton, 84, of Quincy, and formerly of Pittsfield, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born Aug. 29, 1923 to the late Howard and Maude Peters Barton. He was a familiar businessman in Pittsfield for many years, having owned the Green Acres Motel and then Barton Oldsmobile. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.


been slipped into the budget to help fund the construction of the Barack Obama Presidential Library in Chicago. Schuster declined to disclose a source for this information. So, we have no way to evaluate its veracity. But it’s telling that someone knowledgeable about the budget process thinks a $100 million item could be slipped into the spending plan without rank-and-file legislators – or

the public – finding out. Once again, Rauner did little to make the process more transparent. He’s patting his own back, for just getting a budget passed. Governor, that’s a minimal expectation for a state chief executive. Should we be impressed? Last year, the General Assembly passed a $5 billion tax hike over Rauner’s veto. De-

spite that, the state is expected to finish the fiscal year with between $6 billion and $7 billion in unpaid bills. Why? Because it’s much more fun to spend money on new programs and pretend the bills will just go away. The state’s credit rating is the worst among the states. And the unfunded pension liabilities are hovering around $130 billion. Illinois is in sorry fiscal shape.

Has Rauner “shaken up” Springfield? Well, besides a jiggle here and there, not much has changed. We deserve better. n Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse journalist. He works as a freelance reporter in the Springfield area and produces the podcast Suspect Convictions.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rita Knight Rita L. Knight, 95, widow of Cecil J. Knight, died Friday, June 6, 2018. Visitation will take place Friday, June 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gress, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin. Memorials: St. Michael’s Roof Fund or

Indian Creek Cemetery. Private Funeral Service and burial will take place at Indian Creek Church of Christ Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow at St. Anselm’s Church hall in Kampsville.

Joyce Bomke Joyce A. Bomke entered into the presence of her Lord, May 31, 2018. She was born, Sept. 14, 1927, in Kampsville, the daughter of James and Leta (Angelo) Armstrong. She was the sister of Neil G. and James B. (Dortha) Armstrong all of whom preceded her in death. Joyce is survived by one sister-in-law, Doris Armstrong. Following the death of her father, at age 5 years, her mother married Leslie Wineland. He preceded Joyce in death. Joyce married Avery L. Jennings, March 17, 1944. He preceded her in death, April 29, 1964. They had two children, David (Mary) Jennings of Jacksonville and Phyllis (Steve) Smith of Fayetteville, N.C. On Nov. 11, 1972, Joyce married John C. Bomke. Three step children were lovingly added to Joyce’s family, Diane (Richard) Saxer, John C. (Frances) Bomke Jr., and David (Betty) Bomke. Sadly, Diane preceded Joyce in death along with David’s first wife, Heidi. Sometime following Diane’s death, step son-in-law, Richard married Orissa, adding to Joyce’s family. Joyce was blessed with eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. In May 1944, she graduated from Pleasant Hill Community High School and in May of 1967, from Gem City College, Quincy. She was active in farming activities and involved in various activities of her children and community, including 4-H leader, Home Bureau, Farm Bureau, and women’s softball teams. Joyce was employed as executive secretary at the Dundee Cement plant in Clarksville, Mo. for several years. In Jacksonville, she worked at Jarman/Bomke Insurance and the State of Illinois Unemployment Office, from which she retired.

Joyce had a servant’s heart volunteering in many community activities including delivering Meals on Wheels, walking in Heart Walk and participating in Grief Support Groups, both at the Passavant Hospital. She served as an election judge in South Jacksonville. She especially loved helping her friends and family in any way she could. Joyce was very devout and faithful in her love for Jesus Christ; serving in many capacities in church including Sunday School teacher, Training Union director, choir director, asundry committees and more recently, senior ministry team. In Nov. 1973, Joyce became a member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. She was an encourager and helper to many of all ages. Her earthly example of Godly character will be missed by friends and family. A Celebration of Life ceremony was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church with Mark A. Jennings, PhD officiating. The family greeted friends Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home or the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund. The Daws Family Funeral Home in South Jacksonville is overseeing the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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Letha Waters Letha Blanche Waters, 93, of Baylis joined her Lord June 5, 2018 at Blessing Hospital. She was born April 4, 1925 in Hannibal, Mo. daughter of Charles Bert Hoover and Gertrude Schweppe Hoover. She married John Arthur Waters March 23, 1951 in Liberty. He preceded her in death Oct. 16, 1994. Letha attended Quincy and Adams County Elementary Schools. She graduated Liberty Community High School in 1944. She earned a BA degree from Quincy College in 1948, and MS degree in education from Western Illinois University in 1972. Letha was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Quincy where she was confirmed in 1938. She was a good friend of the Baylis Methodist Women and served as their Vice President for many years and later hosted weekly bible study in her home. She was a Past Noble Grand of Mary 305 Rebekah Lodge of Liberty and she was a Past District Deputy for Pike, Adams, and Brown Counties. She was a member of Pittsfield Cornelia Chapter 791, Liberty Chapter 392, and Twice Past Worthy Matron of Fairweather Chapter 446 Order of Eastern Star. She was a 41 year member of the Baylis Domestic Science Club. Professionally, she was an active teacher in Adams and Pike Counties. She served as President of the Liberty Teachers Association twice. She was a teacher and elementary principal of the Barry Elementary School. In later years she served as President of the PikeCalhoun County Retired Teachers Association. She was a Life member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and National Retired Teachers Division of AARP.  She was an Associate Member of the Illinois Retired Postmasters. She was a member of the Pike County Farm Bureau. In 1999 she was given the Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Two Rivers Council of Public Officials for, “Outstanding and Dedicated Service to families of this region”, having

volunteered at Reach Out for more than seven years. She served on the original board that organized the “Hi Point Community Association” that for some years owned and operated the old Baylis school building after it closed. Letha is survived by one daughter Lynn Ra Scott (Husband Michael) of Liberty, and one son Dr. John Waters, II (Wife Margaret) of Fenton, Mich. There are three grandchildren: Elizabeth Waters of Fenton, MI, John Waters, III of Fenton, Mich., and Jonathan Scott of Liberty. Also eight nieces and nephews: Wilma Schreake, Dorothy O’Brien, Shirley Clarey, Phyllis Cutforth, Lester Hoover, Loretta Ward, Irene Watkins, Oscar “Butch” Turner, and several grand and great nieces and nephews. Letha was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, two sisters Lillian Quirk, Lebeta Turner, one brother Levester Hoover, and one nephew Leroy Hoover. Family and friends remember her as a gracious hostess to guests in her home and she loved flowers. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with her burial being at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy with her husband so they may rest together for eternity. Visitation was held Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 until the time of the service at the funeral home. Eastern Star services will be held at 8 p.m. Memorials can be made to the New Salem United Methodist Church or the Pittsfield Eastern Star. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.

Cruise on the water with care this summer season If your vacation or summer plans include hitting the water on a powerboat, sail boat, or personal watercraft, you’ll be joining 141.6 million Americans who went boating and nearly a quarter million registered boats that will hit the water in Illinois, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Proper protections and safety procedures are two things to consider with your recreational vehicle as you look to add a splash of fun this summer. As watercraft owners make sure their boat and family are protected, experts suggest they talk to their insurance agent to make sure the watercraft is properly insured. One recommendation is to consider that boat insurance may be a separate policy for extended coverage, or an addition to your home policy for limited coverage of smaller boats. In addition, depending on your policy, liability may already be included and helps protect you if someone is injured because of the operation of your boat, you damage someone's property while operating your boat, or you're sued for those injuries or damages and have legal defense costs," Jeremy Brewer, Country Financial National Home Product Manager said. "However, larger boats often need their own or additional liability coverage. Boat owners should speak to their insurance agent to ensure they have the proper coverages for their personal situation." No matter the size of your watercraft, COUNTRY Financial Senior Loss Control Representative

Eric Vanasdale, suggested boaters take these simple steps toward a safe summer experience to provide everyone some smooth sailing this summer: 1. Know the weather: Storms on open water often intensify quickly. Always check the weather forecast before departing. If you see bad weather heading your way, wait for it to pass or keep your boat docked. 2. Check your tow: The excitement of being on the water makes it easy to forget transporting your boat to it in the first place. Remember to maintain your truck and boat trailer; boat trailers are often neglected because they don't get used often which could result in flat tires, mechanical failure or burnt-out lights. 3. Stay Alert, Watch for Swimmers: Operate at a safe speed and always maintain a careful lookout. Keep an eye out for swim-


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mers and keep a safe distance away from anyone who is in the water. 4. Leave alcohol on dry land: A couple cold ones could impair your judgment quicker than you think strong sun exaggerates alcohol's affect. Boating while intoxicated is against the law and carries penalties similar to driving while intoxicated penalties, including possible Driver's License suspension. 5. Use life jackets and other safety devices: While no one expects a boating accident to happen, it's always important to be prepared. Make sure you have a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved life jacket for each person onboard and one approved throwable device for any boat 16 feet or longer. The USCG estimates 80 percent of all boating fatalities could be prevented if victims wear lifejackets.

You should also have a fire extinguisher, floating pouch with cell phone, maps, flares and first aid kit in case of emergencies. Safety Check: Have your vessel checked for safety. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers Vessel Safety Checks at no cost. Coast Guard staffers will check your boat’s equipment and provide information about its use, safety procedures and applicable regulations. Unsafe boats are a threat to all recreational boaters. Make sure your vessel is as safe as possible. Visit the U.S. Coast Guard web site at http://www.uscg. mil for further information. Boaters are also encouraged to make sure they are aware of the state and municipal laws that may provide additional requirements for the body of water being used.

Roger Reese Roger W. Reese, 91, of Griggsville died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at his home. He was born July 21, 1926 in Perry, son of the late Harvey and Mildred Lightle Reese. He married Octavia Jane Dennis Sept. 2, 1947 and she preceded him in death Jan. 10, 1985. He later married Evelyn Clough in 1991 and she preceded him in death in 2008. Surviving are his children, Susan Kay Eckmann (Victor F.) of Lebanon, Mo., Louise A. Dutko Kulier (Michael) of Granite City, Bruce R. Reese (Brenda) of Granite City, James H. Reese (Gladys) of Versailles, Mary Clary (Robert) of New London, Mo., and Tina McNally (John) of Heath, Texas.; step-children, Judy Bradshaw (Harvey) and John Clough (Susan) all of Griggsville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepdaughter, Linda Berry; and two brothers, Harvey Reese, Jr. and Richard Reese. Roger was a graduate of Perry High School and was a veteran of W.W. II serving in the Philippines and later in Korea. He was a graduate of the University

of Illinois with a degree in Dairy Technology and later was employed by Prairie Farms Dairy in Mt. Sterling and recently supervisor at Loraine Cheese in Pittsfield retiring when the plant closed. He was an active member of Perry American Legion Post where he was past Commander.  Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Airsman-Hires Chapel in Griggsville. Private burial will be in Hume Cemetery near Chambersburg with military rites conducted by the Perry American Legion. Visitation was held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Perry American Legion Post or to Griggsville United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

ISP announces results of Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the results of the Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign. The official reporting period for the Memorial Day Weekend enforcement was May 25 through 28. During that time, Troopers issued 5,924 traffic citations and 5,206 written warnings. Troopers also made 109 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests, wrote 815 seatbelt citations and assisted 1,304 stranded motorists. The ISP also participated in a Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E) nationwide campaign which ran from May 21 through 28. Operation C.A.R.E. is a multi-agency endeavor aimed at reducing the number of traffic crashes through strict enforcement

and an increase in police visibility. During this time period ISP Troopers across the state issued 10,316 traffic citations and made 143 DUI arrests. Troopers also wrote 1,055 distracted driving citations, 1,998 seatbelt citations and 7,579 speed citations during this same time period. “I am very proud of the hard work displayed by the men and women of the Illinois State Police,” ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz said. “I am confident their enforcement efforts resulted in lives being saved,” he added.   As the summer approaches, the ISP wants to remind motorists to avoid the “Fatal 4 Violations”; DUI, speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt and distracted driving.

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GARDEN TRACTOR PULL Saturday, June 16 •6 p.m. Pike County Fairgrounds Pleasant Hill, IL


You are invited to hear these lessons about the Gospel from THE BOOK OF ROMANS Presented by Edd Sterchi of Campbellsville, KY


Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m.: WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

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Sunday, June 17, 11 a.m.: OBEYING THE GOSPEL

(Romans chapters 4-6 - Learn what it means to obey the gospel and receive salvation)

FAT H E R ’ S D AY JUNE 15-17

Sunday, June 17, 6 p.m.: HELP THROUGH THE GOSPEL (Romans chapters 7-8 - Learn how the gospel can help us through the difficulties of life.)

Plant a memory!

Monday, June 18, 7 p.m.: SPREADING THE GOSPEL

(Romans chapters 9-11 - Learn the importance of getting the gospel message to the lost.)

Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m.: LIVING THE GOSPEL

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(Romans chapters 12-15 - Learn what it means to live the gospel to the fullest. )

Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m.: Working Together for the Gospel?

(Romans chapter 16 - Learn from some great examples about unity and the gospel effort.)


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Wednesday, June 3, 2018

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Pittsfield, Illinois

Local beekeepers have population decrease concerns By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press The bees have provided our world with honey for thousands of years. Every year, more and more people are taking up the hobby of beekeeping, allowing for more dispersal of the sweet sauce. However, with the introduction of the Varroa mite, some beekeepers are worried that bee populations are moving in a downward slope. “I think one of the biggest causes of bee death is the Varroa mite,” local farmer and beekeeper Jeremy Thomas, of Pittsfield, said. Thomas believes that the decrease in bee numbers has only started to drop significantly over the last 18 years. The Varroa mite is smaller than a tick and attaches itself on the backs of bees. It then begins to suck the bee’s blood, while exposing the bee to harmful bacteria and other diseases that mites are known to carry. While some will continue to weaken the hive, others climb into the wax where larvae are growing. The larvae then serves as a food source, and will emerge with deformations that can include undeveloped

“Pesticides are always a concern, but they are not the biggest issue.”

Dale Hill

president, Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association limbs or wings, Thomas said. Beekeeper Austin Anderson of Detroit said that once the mites have weakened the hive to a certain point, the wax moths come in to finish up the job. They lay their eggs in the hive, and the new moths eat away the wax from the inside out. When complete, the hive is in shambles and the bees perish from the skillful attacker. Thomas’s assessment of the mite problem being an issue only of the last few decades seems to align with Hull exbeekeeper Tom Dunker’s experience. He said that when his bees were washed away in the flood of 1993, the mites had not been a significant issue. President of the Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association (MVBA) Dale Hill said there are two major contributing factors to the subject, Varroa mites and poor nutrition.

“Pesticides are always a concern, but are not the biggest issue,” Hill said. He went on to say that bees will not forage on common farm crops, including corn and soybean, unless in a major drought. Therefore, poisoning by eating sprayed plants is low as a probable cause. However, during the spraying operation itself, the chemicals in the air could be harmful to the bees, Hill said, adding it is most likely to only affect those bees flying over the area during the application. “Farmers are working to use herbicides and pesticides that will not hurt the pollinators, and also to make sure that those chemicals are only spread on farm ground. I think they are very successful,” Pike County Farm Bureau manager Black Roderick said. Overall, the Varroa mite

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Detroit beekeeper Austin Anderson’s honey bees scurry in and out of his 30 different hives, trying to find new sources of food while evading the deadly Varroa mite.

seems to be the source of bee deterioration. While pesticides and chemicals do not help the bees’ well-being, it appears that the situation is much more complex. Fortunately, there are a few things farmers and beekeepers in Pike County can do to bring populations back up. First, although, urban expansion and lack of proper foraging plants are the primary complaint, Hill explained

that planting an acre or two of “pollinator-friendly” plants on some extra farm ground would make a huge difference. Second, beekeepers can get their operation known and protected by registering at This site allows better communication between farmers and beekeepers during crop spraying. A notification can be sent out to all beekeepers in the area to close up their

hives for a certain time period to prevent death by suffocation. Lastly, to help defend against the ever-pressing Varroa mites, Thomas and several others recommended using powdered sugar or oxalic acid to rid the bees of their hitchhiker. “The Varroa mites are not an issue if you manage your hive properly,” MVBA member Russ Adkins said.

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This year at Horizon Conference, the company’s annual leadership gathering, The Maschhoffs recognized its teams that go above and beyond to ensure employees are trained and equipped to stay safe on the job. “Safety Excellence”, the first award of its kind for the company, was awarded to 13 different teams across the nine-state footprint. Representatives from most farms made it to Horizon Conference to receive their awards. Front row, left to right: Regina Berry of Enterprise 2 Nursery, Melissa Diericks of Bible 1, Linda Pearson of NEGL Boar Stud, Brandon Westfall of Pikeland, Marie Prilika of Enterprise 2 Farrowing, Ken Maschhoff, (back) Dave Maschhoff, Mark Nagel of the Carlyle Feed Mill, Bob Jorgenson of the Gothenburg Feed Mill, TJ Vacura of Gosper 1 Farrowing, Wade Danner of Archery Sow, Javier Pena of Bald Eagle and Dr. Bradley Wolter. Also receiving awards were: Cedar Rapids Farrowing, TSP Farrowing and Enterprise 1 Nursery.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pike Press

Cathy’s home and healing slowing Keep him and his wife in your prayers, please. Lexy Damon, Kyle Prescott and their son, Kash, are enjoying some time on vacation in Florida. Have a good time!! I guess that’s all for this

By FRANCES  PENCE 217-242-3511 week. God Bless and have a good one!!

Milton Milton Lunch Bunch starts today There will be a shower for Ryan and Apple Smith who were recently married. The shower will be held at the Detroit Town Hall Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. To be a hostess, contact Vicki Orr at 723-4205 or Nancy Lomelino at 217-341-3865. The will be a bridal shower for Lyndsie Springer on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Springer building in

Milton. Everyone is invited to attend. Milton Lunch Bunch: a summer lunch for any school aged child in the Milton area Wednesdays, June 13, 20 and 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 8, 15 from 11:30-12:30 in the Milton Christian Church annex. We’ll see you every Wednesday until Aug.15 for some yummy

By KARRIE SPANN 217-723-4262 food. If anyone from the community that would like to volunteer to help on any of those days, please contact Nanette Bess 217-3709575.


Skinner House ice cream social Saturday The Skinner House homemade ice cream social will be held this Saturday, June 16 on the Skinner House patio. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. with a number of varieties of ice cream along with cake and beverages. Several local musicians will perform at 5:30 with featured artist Meredith Spradlin, violinist from Quincy, entertaining at 6. Donations will go to the Griggsville Snack Pack Program. Gavin McDaniel was selected to receive a check for $500 to visit the Grand Canyon, a place he has always wanted to see. The money was given to Gavin from the Quincy University women’s basketball team’s Creating Memories program. The Quincy University Women’s Basketball team raises the

money through various fundraisers during the season and then works with the Blessing Foundation and Blessing Cancer Center to help grant wishes to cancer patients. Gavin has been undergoing cancer treatments in the past few months, while attending nursing school full time and maintained a 3.6 grade point average, and continued to work during that time. I can’t imagine anyone more deserving of that trip to the Grand Canyon!  Congratulations, Gavin! T.J. Kessinger and Brett Hendricks recently attended the 94th Annual Fire College hosted by Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign.  While there they were able to meet a few cast members from NBC show “Chicago Fire”.

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Congratulations to Sonny and Janice Sneeden who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary June 7! They enjoyed dinner at The Approach in Meredosia Thursday. Friday, they traveled to Quincy where they joined John and Ines Kelley for lunch at Sprout’s Inn to celebrate not only Sonny and Janice’s anniversary, but also John and Ines’ anniversary which was June 5. Congratulations to all! The hardest job kids face today is learning manners without seeing any.- Fred Astaire

State Fair to host 'Corn Dog Kickoff' Live music, free giveaways, and much more can be found at the inaugural Corn Dog Kickoff, hosted by the Illinois State Fair. The June 9 event is being hailed as a kickoff to summer party with a focus on the upcoming Illinois State Fair. The Corn Dog Kickoff will be staged at The Shed and Lincoln Stage, located on the east side of the Illinois State Fairgrounds along Central Avenue. This free community event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  In addition to live music, your first taste of fair food, free giveaways, and fun activities, the Illinois State Fair Box Office will also be open that day from 9 am – 1 pm. Attendees can purchase tickets to the fair’s Grandstand Summer Concert Series or the exclusive Stage Side pre-concert parties. The Midwest’s most powerful up-andcoming band, Broseph, will be performing at the Corn Dog Kickoff from 12 to 2:30 p.m. on the Lincoln Stage. Broseph hails from central Illinois, but made the move to Nashville where they frequently play at the Wildhorse Saloon and have had the opportunity to write with the some of the best in the industry. They recently opened for Steven Tyler, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, and more. Their newest EP, “Let’s Do This” is sure to have something for everyone as Broseph’s influences range from Def Leppard to Shania Twain and Fall Out Boy to Nelly. “With school out for the summer, many families will be looking for family friendly

summer vacation ideas, and that’s what we offer here at the Illinois State Fair,” Illinois State Fair Manager Luke Sailer said. “The purpose of the Corn Dog Kickoff is to introduce the community to the fun that can be had at our state and county fairs. We have a great fair planned for our state’s bicentennial year. With just 60-days until the start of the fair, now is the perfect time to give the community its first taste of this annual summer tradition.” Also new this year, the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation will be hosting a 5K run and 3K walk in conjunction with the Illinois State Fair Corn Dog Kickoff. The races will begin at 10 a.m. from the Shed. The route, which is contained on the state fairgrounds, will take participants on the world’s fastest dirt track, through Conservation World, across Happy Hollow, and more before ending back at The Shed.  Registration is currently underway and costs $25 per race with a free t-shirt for those who sign up before May 23. 100 percent of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation. Registration can be done online: information.php?event_id=129995 Mark your calendars for the 2018 Illinois State Fair, August 9 through 19, in Springfield.Stay up to date with all the latest news and announcements from the Illinois State Fair by connecting with us via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

May, July peak months for grilling fires Grilling season is right around the corner and grill gurus everywhere are preparing for many family parties and barbecues. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages grillers to pay attention to safety during the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. In 2011 – 2015, fire departments responded to an average of 9,600 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues each year. That number included 4,100 structure fires and 5,500 outside or unclassified fires, according to NFPA. These fires caused an average of 10 civilian deaths, 160 civilian injuries and $133 million in direct property damage per year. July is the peak month for grilling fires followed by May, June and August. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 73 percent of consumers grill on the Fourth of July, 60 percent do so on Memorial Day, 58 percent grill on Labor Day, and 45 percent grill on Father’s Day. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Surveillance System, grills caused an average 4,500 non-thermal contact burns in patients seen at emergency departments in 2012 – 2016. Children under five suffered 1,600 or 35 percent of these burns. This type of injury typically occurred when someone bumped into, touched or fell on the grill, grill part or hot coals. NFPA reminds everyone that all types


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of grills pose a risk for fires and burn injuries. Place the grill well away from siding and deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches, per manufacturer’s instructions. According to NFPA’s most recent fact sheet, 11 percent of home grill structure fires began when an outside wall caught fire and in roughly one of every five fires, the grill had not been cleaned. “As grilling season approaches, it is important that grillers review basic safety tips to ensure they are grilling properly and safely,” Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for NFPA said. “Failing to properly clean the grill or having the grill too close to something that could burn are the leading causes of fires. Good practice dictates that home chefs check for damage before using the grill for the first time each year, and to check the entire grill regularly.” Here are additional grilling fire safety tips: n Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors n Children and pets should be at least three feet away from the grill area n Keep your grill clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the gates and trays below n Never leave your grill unattended For additional information and resources including tips for outdoor cooking with portable grills, visit or download NFPA’s safety tip sheet on grilling for easy access.

and other area news Dices celebrating 28 years at Grace Baptist Grace Baptist Church has been truly blessed to have Pastor Gary Dice as their spiritual leader for the past 28 years!!! This is truly a rarity these days.  God bless you, Pastor Dice, for staying in Pike County all these years, and God blesses Grace Baptist Church each and every Sunday when Pastor Gary Dice is able to give one of his wonderful messages.  And also God bless each and every one of you who continue saying heartfelt prayers for Pastor Dice. If you see any information that needs to be changed on the birthdays and anniversaries, please give me a call. Birthdays and anniversaries for this week: June 13 -- Jenn and Todd Westfall June 14 -- Cassie Wyatt, Dylan Myers, Ryan Dixon, Sue Yackley, Sam and Lesley Myers June 15 -- Harry and Sue Gleckler, Randy and Connie McAdams June 16 -- Jody Miller, Sally Garner June 17 -- Jason Predmore, Jim and Juanita Chapman, Kevin and Rebecca Leahr June 18 -- Betty Browning, Steve and Linda Long A special congratulations goes out to Sue and Harry Gleckler who will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary June 15. I have been noticing how many towns in and around our area having townwide yard sales.  Why doesn’t New Salem do that as well?  Just pick out one Saturday in the next couple months before school starts, and do some advertising, and see what happens. Trivia Answers from Last Week: 1. Because of all the evil that was in Sodom, what was done to the men who tried to get into Lot’s house to get to the two angels? (they were made blind) 2. What destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord? (fire and brimstone) 3. To what country did the servant of Abraham go to choose a wife for Isaac? (Mesoptamia) 4. Of Jacob’s 12 sons who was the oldest, and who was the youngest? (oldest - Reuben; youngest - Benjamin) 5. Which daughter of Laban’s stole images from their father? (Rachel) 6. What was the total amount of years that Jacob worked for his father-in-law Laben? (20) The descendants of Don and Josephine Hull will be having a family reunion Saturday, July 28, at the New Salem Town Hall. Everyone is asked to bring a dish or two to pass as there hopefully will be lots of family members there. Also it is requested that family pictures, old and new, be brought so everyone can enjoy and see. The meal will take place promptly at noon. All family members of Don and Josephine Hull

are very much encouraged to attend. Come on out and get acquainted with your family. June activities for the Pike County Senior Center, 220 West Adams, in Pittsfield: On the second Wednesday (this Wednesday) of each month, there is a card party. You may only attend by first calling Reca at the Center (217-285-4969) ahead of time so she will know how much food to prepare.   Somehow this all got confused in some parts of the local papers but this Thursday June 14, is the monthly fish fry from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. where you can enjoy a meal of fish, sides, dessert, and a drink. Monday, June 18th, is a Crochet Class, and you will have to call to find out the time for that too. Thursday, June 21, is Craft Club again from 1-3. Saturday, June 23, is the Silver Dollar Opry from 6-8:30. Saturday, June 30th, is the gospel group Anticipation from 6-8:30. Think there is nothing to do in Pike County?  Believe that point has been proven wrong. Water Aerobics classes are twice a day, Mondays and Thursdays, from 11-12 and 5-6. The cost to get into the pool is $1 and the classes are free. All adults are welcome to attend. East Pike Lending Library -- most Saturdays -- Detroit, from 9 - 1. Prayer request list:  Brad and Kathy Bennett, Bruce Rush, Byron Wankel, Craig Dice, Christine Henthorn, Connie McFall, Darold Garner, Dianna Ruble, Ed Thomas, Frances Larson, Jack Kirk, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Kaitlyn Fletcher, Les Garner, Milo Klein, Mark Welch, Mike Peters, Phillip Dice, Pastor Gary Dice, Richard Kindle, Radar Grim, Roger and Sue Robbins, Roger Bonnett, Roger Woods, Ted Patton, Valerie Cooper, Wayne Robbins, and President Trump and God’s guidance in all his many decisions he makes in behalf of our country, and our military and the United States of America. Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?  Job 4:17. Sunday, May 27, Carol (Gleckler) Bovee’s husband passed away. Carol is from the Pittsfield High School graduating class of 1967. If anyone would like to send her a card or a note, her address is 1421 West Garfield, Davenport, Iowa 52804.  I’m sure she would appreciate hearing for each and every one. Trivia questions for this week: 1. What type of woman (in Proverbs) is considered above the price of rubies? 2. Where are the head waters (beginning) of the

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Mississippi River? 3. Which lady from the old testament was chosen by King Ahasuerus to replace Queen Vashti? 4. Who were the two kings’ chamberlains that made plans to kill King Ahasuerus but instead were both hanged on a tree? Cheri and Gene Myers and their niece Iva Welbourne recently went to the high school graduation of Tim Myers in Florida. A graduation reception was held for Tim and classmate Klay Elixson at New Oak Grove Baptist Church preceding the graduation ceremony which was held on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.  Gene and Cheri’s grandson Tim attended Sante Fe High School in Alachua, Fla, and is enrolled in Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.  Tim’s parents are Brian and Margaret Myers. A good time was had by all at the home of Wanda and Carl Blacketer on Thursday evening, June 7, where a good group met to celebrate Carl’s birthday at the supper meal. Those in attendance, besides Carl and Wanda, were: Jim and Millie Carroll; Dan and Cary Dunham; Steve and Wyvetta Davis; and Les Garner and Max Self. News is always needed and appreciated for this column. Please call the number above or figure out some other way to contact me to share your news. Check out our Briday Registry at

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West Central Mass Transit visits Rotary Club June 6 Tom Scranton and Jean Jumper brought some interesting information from the West Central Mass Transit District (WCMTD) to the June 6 Pittsfield Rotary Club meeting. Jumper stated that the past three years of funding have been challenging, with last year being much better. Public transportation started in April 2004 and is a demand agency with no stops or terminals. Mass Transit offers transportation to everyone in a six-county area. Drivers provide some assistance to riders, however, they are not allowed to enter private residence’s doorways. The system has been serving Pike County since 2010 and has a staff of 43 and 54 vehi-

cles all handicap accessible. A background check is done on all drivers and they are a zero tolerance agency. They take their training seriously providing it on an annual basis. Mass Transit operates on funding by grants and donations. In 2016, services were suspended for 60 days due to not having an allotment in the Illinois budget. Contributions were collected to provide transportation to those riders in emergency situations. Scranton has been employed by WCMTD for six years, starting out as a driver and now the Director of the Pike County system. Pike County has four buses running every day with four drivers. Trips are taken

once a week to Springfield and Quincy, with transportation provided for the Pike County Christian Academy and John Wood Community College. The Pike County office is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reliable and flexible drivers and dispatchers are currently needed for the area. Jumper has been the Director since 2006 and Scranton has been the Director of the Pike County system since 2015. Jumper is also a 30 year Rotary member and her husband is a past District Governor. She also thanked the club for sending three students to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, this past April.

Two locals receive academic honors at Blackburn College Senior Delanie Casto of Pittsfield and Ashley F. Holcomb of Pleasant Hill, were named to the Blackburn College dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.

Students named to the dean’s list must earn a grade point average of 3.6 for the semester. Castro, a senior and a elementary education major, is

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Pittsfield Rotarian Chris Bruns, middle, introduced Tom Scranton, left, and Jean Jumper, right, to speak on the difficulties and accomplishments of the Western Central Mass Transit District, at the June 6 Pittsfield Rotary club meeting.

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the daughter of Lloyd and Amy Casto of Pittsfield. Holcomb, also a senior and a computer science and mathematics, is the daughter of Rob and Sheila Holcomb.

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Money for the improveBy BETH ZUMWALT ments will come from the Pike Press Ellen Barnes estate. Barnes Mackenzie Carsey is the left money in her will to new Pittsfield City Police provide recreational opporOfficer. Her hiring was tunities for the community. announced at the June 5 city The council also voted council meeting. 7-0 to change the meeting She was scheduled to time year around to 6 p.m. report to the police training Currently, the board meets academy Wednesday, June at •6 Spraying p.m. November through • Planting • Planting • Spraying 6. Carsey is a 2015 graduate April and at 7 p.m. the rest Grading • Cleaning Grading • Cleaning of Pittsfield High School and of the year. The new ordiHarvesting Harvesting Dry Dams • Terraces • Ponds Dry Dams • Terraces had been employed as a dis- nance would make the• Ponds 6 & Much & Much More! patcher in the Pike County p.m.More! meeting Call: year around. Call: 911 dispatch. The council voted 7-0 to RYAN also BLAND AT 618-550-9406 CALL RYAN BLAND AT 618-550-9406 Merle 573-560-0104 573-560-0104 TheCALL council agreed pass Merle the ordinance on its 217-730-8844 OR 217-730-8844 to put up forORbids clean- first reading. The second Kurt & Adam: 217-491-1233 Kurt & Adam: 217-491-1233 ing up the area around the reading will be read at the tennis courts at King Park June 19 meeting. If it passes and resurfacing them. The the second reading, the new playing courts will total meeting time will be effecPAINT - WALLPAPER WINDOW TREATMENTS - CUSTOM FRAMES PAINT - WALLPAPER - WINDOW TREATMENTS - CUSTOM FRAMES 120’ X108’ and may leave - tive at the July 3 meeting. Jacksonville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Jacksonville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enough area to re-create a Preliminary work on the horseshoe AnSt.original east side of the lake road 1600 W. pit. Morton • Jacksonville 1600 W. Morton St. • Jacksonville horseshoe pit was removed should begin the week of 217-243-3371 217-243-3333 217-243-3371 • 217-243-3333 a few years ago when the •June 18. 800-851-6039 skate park was created but 800-851-6039 “Time is critical,” John Debbie Roseberry • Cell: 217-491-4489 Roseberry • Cell: 217-491-4489 the council hasDebbie heard from Hayden, said. “We’d SEE USlike FOR ALL YOUR JEEP mayor, NEEDS! SEE US FOR ALL YOUR JEEP NEEDS! 110 W. Adams St. • Pittsfield, IL • Ph: 217-285-4488 Adams St. • Pittsfield, Ph: 217-285-4488 residents they would 110 like to get IL it •done this • email: • email: see one returned to the park mer.” system. Extend the life of your Extend the life of your DRIVEWAYS DRIVEWAYS Asphalt pavement! Asphalt pavement! PARKING LOTS PARKING LOTS *Local Contractor* *Local Contractor* George & Brandon Whitlock • Chris Wingler George & Brandon Whitlock • Chris Wingler




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Pleasant Hill graduates, Jesse Crowder (back turned), Grant Peebles, Justin Shireman, Dalton Crane, Weston Richards, Jordan Collins take time to make sure each one looks perfect for their graduation from Pleasant Hill High School June 2.

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Klatt receives BS Cadence Klatt of Pittsfield graduated from Truman State University May 12 with a bachelors of science degree in exercise science. She finished her final semester at Truman on the President’s List for having a 4.0 in her spring semester as well. Klatt will be continuing her education at Still University in Mesa, Ariz., pursuing her doctorate in phyiscal therapy. She is the daughter of Josh and Nikki Klatt of Pittsfield.

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The City of Barry accepted a donation from The First National Bank of Barry recently for its downtown facade renovation. The funds will be used for the painting of local buildings to refresh the look of the city and for other improvements. Shown are left to right: Bob Garner, bank president; Mayor Shawn Rennecker, City of Barry; Terri Hoyt, bank vice-president; Jeff Hogge, city administrator and Coy Bainter, bank vice-president.

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Delanie Casto, front right, a Pittsfield student at Blackburn College in Carlinville, awaits a serve during a 2018-19 season at Blackburn. Casto received honors and was labeled a top contributor to the team.

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in memorial tournament Pikeland Motors 13U baseball team recently travelled to compete in the St Jude Brad Wallin baseball tournament. With 61 teams in the 13U division the boys finished the weekend as Runners Up in the Gold Bracket. Team members are. Gavin Arthalony, Quin Saxer, Colby wort, Carter Klatt, Brady Kaufman, Sam Carr, Tyson’s Brown, Nolan Daniel, Drew Butler, Ethan Howell. Keller Personett is also on the team. Coaches are Josh Klatt and Brian Daniel Bradley R. Wallin was a victim of a rare form of bone cancer but loved baseball. His parents hold the tournament annually. To date they have donated $593,000 to St. Judes in hope of finding a cure for childhood cancers.

IDPH announces updated sport fish consumption advisory The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do not suggest that Illinois fish are becoming more or less contaminated. “We encourage people to enjoy fishing in Illinois lakes and rivers, but want to make sure you have information about eating fish that are caught in Illinois waters.  The advisories are not meant to discourage people from eating fish, but should

be used as a guideline to help anglers and their families decide the types of fish to eat, how frequently, and how to prepare fish for cooking to reduce possible contaminants,” IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. said. There is no known immediate health hazard from eating contaminated fish from any body of water in Illinois. The main concern for regularly eating fish listed on the advisories is the effect of longterm exposure to low levels of pesticides and chemicals, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, chlordane, and

methylmercury. The program is a joint effort of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the departments of Natural Resources and Public Health. The fish are collected by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and tested by IEPA. IDPH issues fish consumption advisories based on the IEPA test results. The updated advisory and detailed information can be found on the IDPH website: http://

Casto receives volleyball honors at Blackburn Senior Delanie Casto of Pittsfield was a top contributor to the volleyball team at Blackburn College this season. Casto, a right-side hitter, appeared in 26 matches for a rising Blackburn volleyball squad that went 9-19, the program’s most wins since the 2000 season. She recorded 53 kills this fall, including eight in a five-set win at Spaulding. Oct. 16. Casto appeared in a total of 103 matches in her four-year career.       “Delanie has worked so hard and given so much to the team, and she deserves the success we had this year,” said second-year Blackburn head coach Jim Hunstein. “She is one of the most dedicated, determined players I’ve ever had the pleasure to coach. She always leads by example.”

PHS athletics looking for sponsorships The Pittsfield High School Athletic Department would like to announce that we are beginning to take sponsorships for our Fall and Winter Athletic Program. Any business or individual that would be inter-

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NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on land in Calhoun County owned by Ruth Smith. Violators will be prosecuted. 3.27.19 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Steve and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.30.19 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Marcy Klockenkemper, Judy Lamer, Jeremy Russell, Bonnie Stepanek, and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.30.19

900D NO TRESPASSING Pike County ABSOLUTELY NO swimming/no hunting on land owned by Fred Smith at Valley City Falls. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.22.19 NO TRESPASSING on Linda Bennet farm ground near Griggsville. Trespassers will be prosecuted. 5.1.19 MY LAND lo­ cat­ ed in Sec­ tion 18 SW of Pearl is pri­ vate prop­er­ty. Hunt­ing, fish­ ing, trap­ping, tres­pass­ing, for any pur­ pose, with­ out the writ­ten, signed per­mis­ sion of the own­er, is strict­ly for­bid­den. Vio­la­tors will be pros­e­cut­ed. Ti­mothy Brink­ mann. 6.12.19 ABSOLUTELY NO trespassing on any ground owned by Double Creek Farms, Inc. 11.7.18

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1500D YARD SALES Pike County

1300 WANTED WANTED: GRADUATES of the class of 1958- Anyone with information call Peggy Westerhold at 217-2483772. Reunion day 7/28/18. 6.13.18

CASH FOR Antlers. Looking for large piles of antler to buy. Paying cash, and coming to you. Accepting all grades, and sizes. Call or message 618 294 1260. Ask for Melanie. 7.18.18

1500A YARD SALES Calhoun County MCMAHON’S MOVING sale: June 14, 15, 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continued on through the week. New electric snow blower, GEN 3 1000 heater, washer/ dryer, Armoire (like new), linens, dishes, tools, lots of glassware and Christmas items, lots of everything. Park in lot. 418 Porcupine Lane, Hamburg, IL. 618232-1140. 6.13.18

1500C YARD SALES Jersey County LARGE MOVING sale - every Saturday in June! 14865 Willow Street, Grafton, IL. More items will be added each week. 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. No early birds. 6.27.18 YARD SALE season is here! Place your ad with us! 20 words for only $6

GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 16 from 8:30AM to 1PM. Tools, Chevy truck parts, house, yard and garden items, quality adult clothing, unique mid-century collectibles and much more. 110 Union Street in Nebo. 6.13.18 JUNE 15 & 16 Friday & Saturday 8-5 p.m. Rain or shine. Furniture, camping gear, housewares, collectibles, tools, yard items, etc. 45493 St. Hwy. 104 5 mi. East on 104 from Perry. 1 mi. West on 104 from Chambersburg. 6.13.18

GARAGE SALE: 517 W. Kellogg Pittsfield. June 14th- 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. 15th & 16th- 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Women's, men's, medium to plus size clothing, household, kitchen, little girl's, misc. items. 6.13.18 GARAGE SALE: Fri. June 15 8-5 Sat. June 16 8-noon 111 North East St. Perry. Household items, some furniture, window air conditioner, grain fan mill, plumbing & electrical supplies and much more. 6.13.18 GARAGE SALE: Fri. June 15 8-6 Sat. June 16 8-? Antiques, pottery, clothes, a little bit of everything. 800 N. Orchard, Pittsfield. 6.13.18 READ THE classifieds every week for great details on cars, boats, hunting land and housing! Call and place your ad today.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22 AT 10:00 A.M.

Sale held at Brown County YMCA, 896 IL 99 850 E. St., Mt. Sterling, IL


275+ KNIFE LOTS • 150+ COINS


2 Tracts



BUSINESS LIQUIDATION AUCTION SATURDAY, JUNE 16 • 9 A.M. AUCTION LOCATION: 39637 260th Ave., Pittsfield, IL • JDL Bldg. 2: 1 mile north of Pittsfield along US Hwy 54

The Koch land is located approximately 2 miles northeast of Mt. Sterling, IL. Take North Jefferson Street (at Casey’s) north past the Brown County Fairgrounds and continue approximately 2 miles north and east to County Road 1125N, then turn right (east) 1/2 mile to the farm. The property is further described as being located in the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 3, T1S•R3W, Mt. Sterling Township, Brown County, IL. Both tracts represent nearly all tillable farmland that lays level to gently rolling and are ideally located in close proximity to Mt. Sterling, IL. DETAILED TERMS, MAPS & PHOTOS ONLINE @

JEROME R. "JERRY" & SHIRLEY C. KOCH REPRESENTING ATTORNEY: John B. Leonard 132 E. Main Street • Mt. Sterling, IL 62353 • 217-773-3814

1923 Model T Tank Truck • Service, Bucket & Snow Plow Trucks Cargo Trailers • Large Qty. Commerical Shop Tools & Lube Center Equip. Lawn Mowers • Food Service • Office Equipment, Furniture, Supplies Petroliana • Oil/Grease • Much More!

SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS, LLC • TOLL FREE (844) 847-2161 IL LIC. #444000107 •


NOTE: The Smith Oil family has sold their convenience store businesses and will liquidate the large quantity of support equipment and inventory used to service their very successful multi-generation operation! HUGE 2-RING AUCTION!

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 • 11 A.M.


AUCTION LOCATION: Crossroads Center, 125 W. Jefferson St. Pittsfield, IL

280.9 ACRES M/L - 7 TRACTS

Adams County, Illinois FRIDAY, JUNE 22 AT 1:30 P.M. SALE TO BE HELD AT THE GOLDEN WINDMILL 902 Prairie Mills Road, Golden, IL 62339

140.46 SURVEYED ACRES • 2 TRACTS "Class A" Soils!

The Aden farm is located in Section 11, Houston Township, Adams County, IL. From Golden, IL take Hwy. 94 north approximately 1.5 miles to Hwy. 94/61 (4 way stop) then left or west 2 miles to Jct. Hwy. 94 & 61, then north 2 3/4 miles. Or south of Bowen, IL along Hwy. 61/94. Tract 1: 61.35 Surveyed Acres. “Class A” Soils with a PI of 136! Tract 2: 79.11 Surveyed Acres. “Class A” Soils with a PI of 134!

Plat, aerial & soil maps online:

C. JANE ADEN TRUST FARM REPRESENTING ATTORNEY: Steven E. Siebers Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus LLP 625 Vermont Street • Quincy, IL 62301 • Ph: 217-223-3444

SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS, LLC • TOLL FREE (844) 847-2161 IL LIC. #444000107 •

YARD SALE SEASON IS HERE! Get rid of your unwanted stuff with us!

PROPERTY LOCATIONS: Tracts 1-5 lie 1/2 mile south of Pittsfield, IL along the west side of CH 11 (Martinsburg Rd.) in Sections 35 & 36 of Pittsfield Twp. Tracts 6-7 are located northeast of Pittsfield at Sunny Hill. From US Hwy. 54 x IL Rt. 106 follow IL Rt. 106 east 1.5 miles then left (east) on 243rd Ave. .3 mile, take 405th St. north 1 mile in Section 17 of Newburg Twp. All in Pike County, IL. n Tracts 1-3: 178 ac. +/- Nearly all tillable, contiguous, productive farmland! n Tracts 4-5: 35 ac. +/- tillable, pond, 48’x80’ shed, building sites! n Tracts 6-7: 60 ac. +/- mostly tillable, building site potential n Well-maintained, productive farmland! n County highway frontage, tremendous homesite locations near Pittsfield!

Great Income, Investment & Homesite Potential!

TRACT 1: 42.75 acres m/l: 42.75 acres tillable m/l - A great all tillable tract with productive Winfield soils along the south side of the sealed 230th Av. building site location! TRACT 2: 77.95 acres m/l: 77.95 acres tillable m/l - South tracts 1 & 3, all tillable rolling tract has mostly Winfield soils. Access is from CH 11 and north side of 225 Lane. TRACT 3: 64.98 acres m/l: 64.98 acres tillable m/l - Nearly all tillable Winfield soils, with a small pond. Contiguous to Tracts 1, 2, 4 & 5. Access is along CH 11 and 230th Ave. TRACT 4: 20.7 acres m/l: 9.56 FSA acres tillable m/l - Productive soil, beautiful pond and fantastic building sites. Access from 230th Ave. Tract 4 borders Tracts 3 & 5. TRACT 5: 11.82 acres m/l: 6.9 FSA acres tillable m/l - Great home-building site! Productive soils (128 PI), grain bin, 1000-gal. LP tank. Tillable to gain. Corner of CH 11 x 230th Ave. TRACT 6: 22.93 m/l: 21.43 FSA acres tillable m/l - Primarily Winfield and Caseyville soils on this great tillable tract with a 114.9 PI. Good access from 405th St. and 290th Ave. TRACT 7: 39.77 m/l: 36.01 FSA acres tillable m/l - A 92% tillable, Menfro, Winfield & Orion soils. Balance is small timbered areas. Access is from 405th St. and 290th Ave. Contact Brian Curless for more information at 217-242-1665 or Attorney: Lowry & Hoskin, 130 S. Madison Pittsfield, IL., 217-285-4822


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY - JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation PLAINTIFF Vs. Rebecca Herrin; et. al. DEFENDANTS 17-CH-48 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 5/9/2018, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on July 11, 2018 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 04-373-006-00 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 206 E. Spruce St, Jerseyville, IL 62052. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium

and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-1715566. I3088285

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Wednesday, June 3, 2018

Pike Press

Liquor Control Commission underage compliance report for Pike County The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC), in conjunction with the Illinois Secretary of Streetate Police, conducted 28 underage compliance check(s) June 6 in Pike County. During the operation, there were no prior violator(s) re-tested for compliance. Pike County State’s Attorney Zachary Boren said his office has received copies of the citations issued but has not received the reports as of Friday. He said each violator was given an appearance date of July 10 but expects jury trials that week, so the appearance date may be changed. n The following establishments failed this compliance check: The Lantern, 745 mortimer Street, Barry, Tiny’s Place, 728 Bainbridge Street, Barry, Casey’s General Store, 301 W Quincy Street, Griggsville, Pioneer Express LLC., 204 S. Clover, Perry. n The following establishment(s) passed the compliance check by refusing to sell liquor to the ILCC underage participant(s): JIffi Stop, 635 Highway 106, Barry, Stroemer Foods inc., 575 Rodgers Street, Barry, Bow Lake Golf Course, LLC., Wm R Croxville Dr, Barry, Barry Travel Plaza, 1 Cieten Plaza, Barry, JIffi Streetop # 572, 302 West Quincy, Griggsville, The Bucket of Griggsville, 115 w Quincy Street, Griggsville, Teddy’s llc, 110 w Quincy Street, Griggsville, Spring Creek Market, 840 E Bridge Street, Nebo, Goobies Bar, 115 N. Main Street, New Canton, One Stop of New Canton, 130 E Mechanic Street, New Canton, Pearl Fuel Mart Inc, 14090 State Highway 100, Pearl,  Ayerco Convenience Center, 101 N Memorial Street, Pittsfield, Pittsfield Moose,

109 W Washington, Pittsfield,County Market #026, 825 W Washington Street, Pittsfield, Lindsays Tavern, 111 W Adams Street, Pittsfield, Casey’s General Store #3310, 321 E Washington Street, Pittsfield JIffi Stop #576, 105 S Jackson Street, Pittsfield, Maya Mexican Restraurant, 1240 W Washington Street, Pittsfield, Ed & Woodies, 104 N Florence Rd, Pittsfield, Gianni’s Pizza, 102 W Washington Street, Pittsfield, County Market Express #798, 920 W Washington Street, Pittsfield, Gold Mine Gaming inc, 977 W Washington Street, Pittsfield, Walmart #480, 151 Shetland Dr, Pittsfield and Two Rivers Marina LLC, 13495 US Hwy 54, Rockport, This report is a result of ongoing undercover and cooperative law enforcement operations conducted by agents of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC), local law enforcement officials and underage participants recruited from area high schools and colleges. The teams randomly visit liquor stores, restaurants and bars in communities around the state to check for ongoing compliance with state laws mandating that no liquor is sold to persons under 21 years old. ILCC agents also work with local and state law enforcement agents to focus on communities with a high incidence of underage liquor sales. For information about hearings regarding checks, please visit: the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s website. Pages/Legal/Hearing-Schedule-for-ChicagoIL-and-Springfield-IL.aspx

It’s illegal to blow grass in the street? O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press Summer has finally come bringing with it the smell of freshly cut grass, the whirling sound of running lawnmowers. But, what is this? Grass clipping are clogging up sewer drains. Motorcyclists are dangerously trying to maintain control as they drive across the slick, grassy street. What does all this mean? Pittsfield Mayor John Hayden and staff at City Hall did a bit of research and found that, although this act is against Illinois state law, there is no city ordinance. “This is not an ordinance we have on our books, but we are definitely going to consider it [at the next ordinance meeting],” Hayden said. Without a city ordinance on the matter, fines are collected by the state and not the local government. Hayden says that he’s heard from several different people that when motorcyclists and bicyclists ride across the grassy surface, there is a danger of losing control. “In town it’s not so bad, but you get to going down the highway, at highway speed, and its been known to make people wreck,”

local motorcyclist Brad Freesmeyer said. According to Pleasant Hill Village Ordinance 33-2-9(A), publicly known as “Obstructing Streets,” it is against the state law to blow any material, trash, or grass clippings into the street. The ordinance sanctions a $150 fine to all violators. However, Pleasant Hill Police Chief Zack Orr says there is a general lack of knowledge of the existence of such an ordinance or law. “I would say most residents probably don’t realize it is illegal to blow grass clippings into the street, so we typically enforce this ordinance through education [warnings],” Orr said. While Orr was not a completely sure, he could not recall any person ever receiving a ticket in Pleasant Hill for the offense. The primary purpose of the ordinance is to prevent the clogging of sewer drains, which has been an issue in years past. As a friendly reminder, blowing grass into the streets is against state law and is a form of littering, as stated by Hayden. By blowing grass away from highways and streets, citizens make way for a safer motorcycle riding experience and a cleaner road.

Report shows many Illinoisans exposed to nitrates A new report issued by Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) finds that, since 1980, over 322,000 people in Illinois have been exposed to nitrate levels in their drinking water that exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 mg/L of nitrate, the federal drinking water standard. Sixtyseven community water systems across the state have experienced long term exposure to amounts of nitrate greater than 5 mg/L, levels that have been found to be associated with increased rates of bladder, ovarian, and thyroid cancers; birth defects such as spina bifida, limb deficiencies, and cleft palate; as well as methemoglobinemia in babies, a condition that causes them to get less oxygen, more commonly known as Blue Baby Syndrome. The report, titled “Illinois’ Ignored Water Crisis: Preventing Nitrates from Contaminating Illinois Drinking Water,” shows that elevated levels of nitrates in our water are widespread and getting worse.  Macon County is the most affected area in the state, where 77.6% of residents on public water systems have been exposed to elevated nitrate levels exceeding the federal MCL at least once. Many more public water systems across the state have had multiple violations for high levels of nitrate. Increasing numbers of central Illinois communities, like Moweaqua and Taylorville, have had to purchase nitrate treatment facilities to reduce nitrate levels in their community water supply. “Nitrates in our drinking water threaten public health,” Prairie Rivers Network Executive Director Carol Hays said. “And that puts an undue burden on communities that cannot afford treatment facilities to foot the bill for making their water safe to drink.” Treating water that has been contaminated is expensive. The City of Decatur spent almost $7.6 million dollars to build a nitrate removal facility with average annual operation and maintenance costs of $67,000.

Smaller communities that cannot afford such treatment facilities must provide bottled water to residents at a cost. “While this problem is very concerning, it comes with reasonable solutions in the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy,” PRN Agricultural Programs Specialist Catie Gregg said. “Ramping up farm conservation practices across the state can dramatically improve this critical water and public health issue, while also helping Illinois farmers be better stewards of the land, protect the health of soil and water, and improve their bottom line.”  Due to recent funding cuts by the State of Illinois, Illinois’ Soil and Water Conservations Districts (SWCDs) have seen decreased project funding and staff shortages, limiting their ability to help farmers who want to implement conservation practices. The state is also leaving millions in federal funding for conservation on the table by opting out of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). As a result, Illinois stands to lose over 340,000 acres of land from continuous conservation. “Conservation is a much less costly way to improve water quality. Funding SWCDs and conservation programs like CREP are essential to reducing nitrate levels in our water,” Hays said. “Illinois is failing to provide resources for cost effective strategies to protect water at a time when communities can least afford additional treatment costs.”  Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) is Illinois’ advocate for clean water and healthy rivers and is the Illinois affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. PRN advocates for cultural values, policies and practices that sustain the ecological health and biological diversity of Illinois’ land and water resources and ecosystems. It is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that champions clean, healthy rivers and lakes and safe drinking water to benefit the people and wildlife of Illinois.


Pittsfield, Illinois

Dispositions Traffic Miscellanous: Jason C. Shelton: 11/26/95, Pittsfield, possession of blue oscillating or flashing lights, $987, 24 months probation. Anthony C. Baxter, 7/31/72, Pittsfield, child restraint violation, $120. Ethan D. Poor, 4/1/92, Rockport, registration expired, $120. Clayton G. Watts, 6/30/98, Pittsfield, electronic communication device, $120. Criminal Misdemeanors: Jonathan M. Guthrie, 8/20/99, Pittsfield,

$967. resisting a police officer, 24 months probation, 60 days in jail with credit given for 12 days served, revocation of probation, 180 days in jail with credit given for three days served. Laura King, 7/9/68, Pittsfield, battery, $788, 12 months supervision. Anthony A. Kirkwood, 5/23/98, battery makes physical contact, $1,382, 24 months supervision. Taylor A. Martin, 10/26/97, Pleasant Hill, criminal trespass to a residence, $586, 12 months supervision.

Deeds Farmers National Bank of Griggsville to Dillon R. Wainman, Alexandra P. Wainman, N. 1/2 of lots, Block 17, Lots 7-8, Jones & Purketts Addn., Griggsville. Matthew S. Storey, Ann L. Storey to Andrew C. Kennedy, Brittany Kennedy, Lot 17, Curtis SD., Pittsfield. Wanda M. Harpole to Chris Little, Sonya D. Little, Part of Lots, Lots 15-18, Lippincotts SD (Partial), Pittsfield; Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 26, Pittsfield Township. Wanda M. Harpole to Chris Little, Sonya D. Little, Lots 15-18, Lippincotts SD., Pittsfield; Lots 13-14, Lippincotts SD., Pittsfield; West 6 feet of Lot 16 and the East 77 feet of Lot 17, Lots 16-17, Lippincotts SD., Pittsfield; Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 26, Pittsfield Township. Lonnie Capps Executor, Cecilia P. Couch Deceased to Connor M. Ferguson, Lot 29, CW Curtis SD., Pittsfield. Gregory P. Conger, Paula C. Conger to Steve W. Conger, W. 1/2 of Lot, Lot 27,

Summer Hill; Lot 25, Summer Hill; Lot 10, Peters Addn., Summer Hill. Andrew F. Morton to Daniel Ray Dunham, Cary J. Dunham, South 65 feet of Lot, Block 10, Lot 4, Norris Addn., Pittsfield. Donald Sapp, Loree F. Sapp to Lee D. Hughes III, Heather Hughes, NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 9, Atlas Township. Jerry R. Foskey to Brian Lee Hufhand, Melissa Dargan Hufhand, Part of the NE 1/4, Sec. 2, Atlas Township; Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 2, Atlas Township. Kory M. McAllister, Crystal McAllister, Crystal Ritzert to Clayton Slayback, Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 13, Hardin Township. David L. Hamilton, Charlotte L. Hamilton to Kory M. McAllister, Crystal S. McAllister, Part of the NE 1/4, Sec. 18, Pittsfield Township. Karen Sue Lawson, Billy Earl Lawson to Karen Sue Lawson Trust, Karen Sue Lawson Trust, Billy Earl Lawson Trust, Billy Earl

Lawson Trust, Steam Mill Square, Chambersburg; N. end of Steam Mill Square, Block 10, Metz Addn., Chambersburg; Block 9, Lots 6-8, Metz Addn., Chambersburg; North 20 acres, SE 1/4, SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 4, Flint Township; Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 4, Flint Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 4, Flint Township; Part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 4, Flint Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 4, Flint Township. Vada Irene Sisk, Fanny L. Clark, Linda I. VanHook, Linda I. Vanhook to James A. Sisk, Part of Lot, Lot 7, Pines SD., Baylis; Part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 7, New Salem Township. CNB Bank & Trust NA Administrator, David Lee Lacy Deceased to Larry B. Harshman, Part of Lot, Block 7, Lot 1, Bakers Addn., Milton. Jane M. Zarello to Shawn R. Burdick, Kayla D. Riffey, Lot 3, Parkview SD., Pleasant Hill; Lot 30, Parkview SD, Pleasant Hill.

IEMA highlights emergency preparedness for people with functional and access needs While most disasters can’t be prevented, the stress of such situations can be reduced significantly through personal preparedness. This is particularly important for households with members who have disabilities, functional needs or may need assistance during an emergency. Throughout May, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies will highlight the importance of disaster preparedness for people with functional and access needs. “Disasters can cause power outages, force people to evacuate their homes or create other dangerous situations,” IEMA Acting Director William P. Robertson said. “We encourage everyone to be prepared, especially those who may have medical, functional or access needs.” Robertson said IEMA has information available on the Ready Illinois website ( to help people


Joshua Adam Springer of Pleasant Hill, Ill. to Ami Kayleen Davis of Pleasant Hill, Ill. Matthew Witten Sealock of Pittsfield, Ill. to Brianne Michelle Gerecke of Pittsfield, Ill. Stephen Lee Claycomb of Brandon, Miss. to Susan Robertson Gregg of Brandon, Miss.

and caregivers prepare for emergencies. A guidebook, Emergency Preparedness Tips for Those with Functional Needs, offers preparedness tips for people with visual, cognitive or mobility impairments, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, those who utilize service animals or life support systems, and senior citizens. For each functional need, the guidebook provides a list of supplemental items for a disaster kit, tips on developing an emergency plan, suggestions on how to be better informed about community emergency planning, and a checklist of preparedness activities. The Ready Illinois website also offers more than two dozen preparedness videos in American Sign Language on such topics as what to do before, during and after tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flooding, how to build an emergency supply kit, and what to do if you’re instructed to evacuate.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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What’s Happening

BARRY n There will be an American Red Cross blood drive in Barry

Tuesday, June 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Barry American Legion Hall on Decatur Street.

n The Barry Public Library: Children who are not yet 3 years old can participate in the Rubber Ducky Club, which involves doing activities at home. Those who are at least 3 and up to going into 3rd grade in the fall will meet on Tuesday mornings in June from 10-11 a.m. Reading activities will be finished June 26 for 2nd grade and down, while 3rd graders will be reading all summer. There will be a Kindle for one 3rd grade child who does the reading and gets the paper filled out and turned in by Aug. 14. Adams Fiber is donating a Kindle for this prize. 4th graders are meeting Mondays in June from 1-2 p.m. and will continue with independent reading with the deadline of Aug. 14. This group will also have a chance to win a Kindle. Please check with us about the guidelines for the reading challenge. 5th- 8th grade will be meeting Tuesdays in June from 1-2 p.m. DETROIT n Jim Dain, MVCSC camp manager, has announced the return of Gospel Gigs for this summer into fall, ‘2018. Dain said there will be a series of (4) concerts beginning in June and continuing until Sept. 9. All concerts will be held in the camp chapel starting at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the concert series will be “Lord, Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8). The lineup for the summer starting June 22 is “The Chosen Ones” from Manchester. For more information please contact Jim Dain at (573) 324-4676 or Steve Haskins at (217) 891-7616. GRIGGSVILLE The annual n

Skinner House ice cream social will be Saturday, June 16 on the Skinner House patio. Serving will begin at 5:30. There will be cake and beverages along with the various flavors of homemade ice cream available for a donation. The proceeds this year will be donated to the Griggsville Snack Pack Program. The featured musician this year is Meredith Spradlin of Quincy who will play at 6 p.m. In addition to Meredith, there will be various local musicians performing from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Come enjoy dessert with your friends and listen to the music.

NEBO n Nebo Community Club BBQ COOK-OFF: The event starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16. The event will help raise funds for repairs to the Nebo Community Club buildings. PERRY n Perry UMC is hosting Vacation Bible School for Pre-K to those leaving 5th grade to be held Monday through Friday, June 11-15 from 9-11 a.m. Closing on 15 at 4:30 p.m., followed by a cook out at 5:15 p.m. PITTSFIELD n Flag Disposal Ceremony will be held Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Legion. Boy scouts and DAR will be present to help with the ceremony. Bring Flags the day of the event or drop them off at the Legion. Call 217-7797515 for more information. n There will be a blood drive at Illini Community Hospital Thursday, June 21 from 2-5:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call Mary Ann Jones at 217285-2113 or Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or online at Please eat before donation. Must have photo ID to donate. n Pike County Senior Citizens Center in Pittsfield will be holding there monthly fundraiser fish fry, which is always the 2nd Thursday of the month, June 14 from 4:30 - 6:30. Choice of Buffalo or Catfish fillet, choice of 2 sides, bread, tea and a choice of dessert. All ages are welcome. Carry outs are available. Also mark your calendar because the Silver Dollar Opry is coming back and will be preforming June 23 from 6-8:30. If you have a question call 217-285-4969. n The Garden Unit of HCE will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the All Wars Museum. After touring the museum we will go to the Picket Fence. n North Pike Senior Fellowship Tuesday, June 19. Registration with coffee and donuts is 8:30-9 a.m. day ending at 2 p.m. Catered in lunch. Please call for you reservation by the 17, at 217-3274338. n Save-A-Lot Family Fun Day, Petting Zoo and Ambrosia Goods food truck. June 23 all-day. n This months Living History Presentation will be WWI indwell be held June 23-24 from noon until 4 all days. The presentations are held at the All-Wars Museum at the corner of Illinois


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and Jefferson Streets in Pittsfield. PLEASANT HILL n There will be an American Red Cross blood drive in

Pleasant Hill at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church from 2– 6 p.m. Monday, July 16. To make an appointment to give blood go to and enter the corresponding sponsor code. Don’t forget to complete Rapid Pass to save time when donating blood. You can complete it the day of the blood drive at www.redcrossblood. org/RapidPass. ONGOING n Looking for graduates of the class of 1958- Anyone with information call Peggy Westerhold at 217-248-3772. Reunion day 7/28/18.

n EPFPD Ladies Aux. will be

sending in another brick order. Anyone that missed out on the first order and would like to purchase a brick, please contact a member of the fire dept. or ladies aux. Sizes available are 4x8, 8x8 and 12x12. If you would like to see what the bricks look like, they are on the north wall at the Milton Firehouse. Any questions, please contact Deb Moore 217723-4228. Deadline for this order is 7/27/18. n For more information please contact Jim Dain at (573) 3244676 or Steve Haskins at (217) 891-7616. MVCSC Camp calendar: High School Camp, June 10-15 Jr. High Camp, June 17-22 Jr. Week, June 24-28 Christian Climbers, July 1-3, First Chance Camp, July 5-6 Day Camp, July 7, 2018 Mission Trip, July 15-21 Wilderness Camp, Aug. 5-9 Sportsman (and Ladies) Camp, Aug. 12-15 Family Camp, Sept. 7-9 n John Wood Community College’s JDub Academy will offer classes for students during the month of June. The handson educational enrichment program is offered to children in grades kindergarten through 12th. Experts in a range of professions from art and foreign language to engineering and science will instruct classes. To learn more about these classes, visit www. Cost per class varies. For more information, call 217.641.4941. n All John Wood Community College center offices, in Pittsfield and Baylis will operate on summer hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, May 21 to

Aug. 3. Summer classes will meet as listed on students’ schedules. Regular office hours for the academic year will resume Monday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. n The class of 1959 will meet for lunch the third Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard Cafe at 11 a.m. All classmates please come. n Area senior adults are invited to attend a monthly multi-denominational Bible Study with David and Charlotte Hamilton. Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursday morning each month in the Shaw room of the Pittsfield Senior Center with refreshments, visiting and group singing from 10-10:25 a.m. Bible study begins at 10:30, dismissing promptly at 11 a.m. A free printed study guide will be provided each month.

n Do you have an old cell phone you don’t use anymore? You can donate it to a worthy cause! We will take all donated phones, even if they are damaged. They can be left at the Quanada in Pike County office at 941 W. Washington in Pittsfield. For further information, call 285-6119. n Water Aerobic classes at the King Park pool in Pittsfield Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.- noon and 5-6 p.m. Any questions: call 217-285-4524. n The Pittsfield Women's Club meets at noon on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The meeting includes lunch and a program. Membership is open to all women in Pike County. For more information, contact Ann Rine at 217285-1616. n Calvary Baptist Church of Pittsfield's Helping Hands is held every 3rd Saturday of month from 9-11 a.m. n Pike County Senior Citizens Center Widows Support Group meets in the Shaw room every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. There also is a monthly card party/luncheon scheduled for every 2nd Wednesday. The players play Pitch and Bridge and if you are interested please call the center at 217-285-4969. n Home and Community Education (HCE) board meets the first Monday of each month. Visitors and members of HCE are invited to attend the 10 a.m. meeting at the Farm Bureau building. Come see the plans for the new year. n The Springfield Vet Center is now offering Readjustment

Counseling in Pittsfield. We are currently at the American Legion Post 152 every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Veterans and their families can schedule an appointment by calling 217-492-4955 during normal business hours and asking for John Mizer LSW. n Pike County PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones) Group will be meeting every Thursday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Pike County Senior Citizens Center. Please use the back entrance. For questions call 217-653-6076. n The class of 1961 will have lunch at the Cardinal Inn on the 3rd Friday of each month at noon. Classmates, Please attend. n Bursting Bubbles foundation emotional support group on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Barry YMCA and at Illini Hospital on the second Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. For more information call 217-335-2961. n 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. n Set Free is a non-traditional recovery program for adults (ages 18+), based on doing life together. Join us for Set Free every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Pittsfield Assembly of God. There is free childcare, from birth-6th grade. Learn more: Set Free Recovery Group on n The Pittsfield Masonic Lodge meets the second Monday of every month at the Masonic Lodge. n Meals Plus for Seniors serves lunch at noon, Mon. through Fri. at Findley Place. Over 60, meals are based on donations. Call Connie by 8:50 a.m. on the day you would like to make reservations at 217-285-6150. Milk and bread offered with every meal.

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Pleasant Hill board beefs up security “It will also tell us if the door is propped open.” During times when the doors are locked, visitors to the school will push a button which will trigger a response from the secretary in which ever building they are trying to enter. Upon identifying themselves and the secretary confirming on a monitor, they will be “buzzed in” to the building. All three systems will be paid for using the one-cent sales tax money generated in the county. The board also went into closed session and after approximately 10 minutes came out with the following hirings: Jenna Peebles, elementary teacher; Kylee Orr, athletic director; Jenna Simonsen and Heather Anderson, co-cheerleading sponsors. The board also accepted the resignation of Simonsen as quiz bowl sponsor. The next meeting of the board will be June 27 at 5 p.m. for a special meeting to revise the 2017-18 budget. “This is something that is done almost every year,” Don Peebles, superintendent, said. “In the best of times, in the worst of times, you have amend your budget at the end of the year.” The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The Pleasant Hill School Board voted Monday night to add cameras, door security, card locks, buzz boxes and other technology designed to keep the school safer. The board accepted a bid from Devine Technology of Quincy for $22,466 to install cameras in the halls, the band room, the bus barn, at the exits, and the elementary school. Also from Devine, the board voted to spend $16,687 at the high school and $14,178 at the elementary for card locks similar to those used in motels. The card system will be installed only on exterior doors. “A teacher can swipe his or her card and it will open the door,” Ron Edwards said. “The door will automatically lock behind them. There will be no fumbling with keys in the event of an emergency.” Edwards said not every exterior door will receive a card lock as some doors stay locked all the time. The system can be overridden for special events such as ball games, teacher parent conferences or other events where public access is needed. “This has a system that will tell us who unlocked the door, at what time,” Edwards said.

Western board tables employment matters ing was pertaining to “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees” from the Western school district. The board came out of closed session at 8:28 p.m. No action was taken. The meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m. President Inky Shover, James Broeckling, and Lorc Weir were absent for this meeting.

BY SHELBY STROEMER Pike Press A special school board meeting was called to order June 4 at the Western High School. The meeting was moved from the regular date due to conflicting events. The meeting was held in the superintendent’s office. The board entered closed session at 6:12 p.m. The subject matter of the meet-

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Locals offer marketing tips to young entrepreneurs By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press The world of business is constantly changing. It can seem a bit overwhelming for young entrepreneurs venturing out on their very first small business. While each field packs its own sets of problems, difficulties, and stress, marketing is the one common challenge of all businesses. Teenagers who want to start their own businesses need to find a higher purpose in their work, owner of Heartland Lodge Gary Harpole said. There are three levels of employees, which also conform to businessmen: those who work just for the money, those who work for the career, and those who work for the purpose. It is true in almost every situation, he said, that those who work for a purpose are going to be much more successful and have a more fulfilling experience. Once they have found that higher purpose, it then needs to be translated into a purpose statement. This statement will not only influence those who work for the company, but also win customers to your services, he continued. Heartland Lodge’s purpose statement, as displayed on its website, is “to glorifying God by improving our community to be a better place to live, work and visit through exceptional hospitality and leadership.” Next, entrepreneurs need find the proper advertising paths to get their message to the proper prospects. Entrepreneurs need not have just one source of marketing, they need a portfolio of avenues, Harpole said. He recommended using the “big gorillas” like Facebook, Instagram, and Google Adwords.

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PITTSFIELD NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD - 521 W. PERRY ST. Split foyer, 3-4 BR, 1 3/4 BA, 2392 sq. ft. 2 car att. garage with 25x15 workshop. C/A, hardwood floors. PRICED $119,000. CALL KAREN FOX. PITTSFIELD - BOWLING ALLEY AND LOUNGE - Situated on 7 acres. FOR SALE by new ownership. Sellers will be give Buyers concessions. FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT COURTNEY WADE AT WADE REAL ESTATE. PITTSFIELD - N. Madison St. - 2 storage bins. Masonry constructed, 12,500 sq. ft. total storage area. PRICED AT $135,000. CALL COURTNEY FOR INFO. PITTSFIELD - 310 S. Monroe St. Beautiful, brick ranch style home. 2600 sq. ft. 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 fireplaces, family room, basement, att. 2 car garage, and much more. PRICED $265,000. $239,000. $229,000. CALL COURTNEY. REDUCED - PITTSFIELD - 639 E. WASHINGTON ST. 5 BR, 3.75 BA, 1.35 AC lot. 3 car garage, formal dining room, fireplace and extra large master suite. Make this home your castle! PRICED IN THE 100’s. CALL KAREN. 39162 235th AVE. - PITTSFIELD - South edge of Pittsfield, on 2.76 acres. 33 yr. old, split foyer style home, 2600 sq. ft. 9 RM, 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, family room, large deck, 3 car det. garage and more. PRICED AT $194,500. CALL BRIAN RUEBUSH. PITTSFIELD - 420 N. Jackson St. - Remodeled 2 story home, 9 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, new kitchen, new electrical. All thermo w/d, NEW heating and cooling, NEW 16x32 IN GROUND swimming pool and more. MOTIVATED SELLER CALL COURTNEY FOR MORE INFO. PRICED $137,000. NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD- 215 S. CLINTON ST. - 1 story frame home, 1168 sq. ft. 6 RM, 2 BR, 1 BA, HW floors, gas furn., C/A, basement, alum. siding, large carport, large lot. PRICED $77,500. CALL COURTNEYSELLER CONCESSIONS. NEW LISTING - 327 SYCAMORE ST. - PITTSFIELD - Redecorated brick ranch home. 1230 sq. ft. 6 RM, 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, full waterproofed basement, thermo w/d, newer gas furnace and C/A, att. 1 car garage and covered patio. PRICED $119,000. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. CALL COURTNEY. PENDING NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD - 609 LINCOLN ST. 1300 sq. ft. ranch style home, 6 RM, 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, full waterproof basement, newer furn. and C/A, att. garage and det. 20x24 garage. MOVE-IN READY. PRICED AT $102,000. CALL BRIAN RUEBUSH. NEW LISTING - 319 N. JACKSON ST. PITTSFIELD - Remodeled 1 story frame home, 1160 sq. ft. 5 rooms, 2 BR, 1 BA, newer furnace and C/A, thermos well insulated, vinyl siding, att. 1 car garage. PRICED $59,500. CALL COURTNEY. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. PITTSFIELD - 510 N. OKLAHOMA ST. On nice lot at the Northwest edge of town. Frame home, 850 sq. ft., 5 RM, 2 BR, 1 BA, newer gas furnace, vinyl siding. PRICED AT $36,000. NEW PRICE $33,500. CALL ROGER HALL. NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-511 W. WASHINGTON. Large vacant lot with utilities, Zoned B-3 35’x36’ garage. CALL ROGER HALL. PRICED AT $29,500. GRIGGSVILLE/PERRY/BAYLIS/VALLEY CITY/BARRY NEW LISTING - GRIGGSVILLE - 309 S. UNION ST. Mostly remodeled 1800 sq. ft. 1 story home. 6 RM, 3 BR, 2 BA, newer heating and A/C, newer flooring and kitchen ect. det. 26x30 garage. “As Is. PRICED $79,000. CALL COURTNEY. GRIGGSVILLE - 201 N. 3RD ST. on 2 lots, 1979 Victorian Mobile home, 5 RM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gas furnace, 2 car det. garage. PRICED $19,000. CALL COURTNEY. VALLEY CITY - 31027 CO. HWY. 21. 15 year old, frame 1 story, 768 sq. ft. 5 rm., 2 BR, 1 bath, gas furnace, vinyl siding, TO BE SOLD “AS IS” $26,000. CALL COURTNEY. NEW LISTING - BARRY - 262 TREMONT ST. 1 story frame home, 1000 sq. ft., 5 rooms, 2 BR, 1 BA, aluminum and vinyl siding. TO BE SOLD “AS IS”. PRICED AT $12,000. CALL COURTNEY. NEBO NEBO-720 E. PARK ST. On 3 lots, 15 yr. old frame home, 960 sq. ft. 5 rooms, 2 BR. knotty pine ceilings, pine floors, gas furnace, det. garage. NICE HOME PRICED $48,000. CALL COURTNEY. DETROIT/PEARL/MILTON NEW LISTING-PEARL-48042 130TH AVE. Situated on 3 acres. 2 hours both 2 BR. 1 fair condition and 1 fixer with 4 outbuildings. Sold “AS-IS”. PRICED AT $40,000. REDUCED TO $30,000. CALL ROGER HALL.










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“If you can find the next big Facebook or Instagram, you’ll make even higher returns on your advertising investments,” Harpole said. Google Adwords is an online program, founded in 2000, devoted to assisting advertising firms and small businesses in placing ads on the Google search engine. It breaks down ads into groups, allowing for more focused targeting of prospects via searchable keywords. Each of the ads are then displayed on Google in the rank that each advertiser has set his cost-per-click (CPC). For example, if one business sets their CPC at $3.50, someone who has their ad set at $3.60 will be higher on the list. After a viewer clicks an ad, it will take them to the business’s website with the goal being to turn them into a customer, following the click. “[Google] Adwords allows me to compete with big businesses in the cities, where I would not be able to otherwise,” Harpole said. George Nichols, owner of Trash Queen, had advice along the same lines. His company was able to build its entire customer base around social media, specifically Facebook. “We started [Trash Queen] on the swapshop, and the day we launched we already had 64 customers. That first year we spent just $1,500 on advertising, almost nothing. After a year, we had 650 customers,” Nichols said. After almost two years since the launch, Trash Queen has around 1,050 customers and is still growing. “The more pink trash cans that are seen around the area, the more calls we get wanting pricing,” he said. Split-testing (also known as A/B testing) is the method of running two different ads and dropping the one that does not bring enough cus-

“[Google] Adwords allows me to compete with big businesses in the cities, where I would not be able to otherwise.”

Gary Harpole owner, Heartland Lodge tomers for the money spent. If you use split-testing, Harpole said, and continue to test your best ads against one another, you are bound to succeed. Finding the correct demographics, or customer stereotypes, that conform to your area of business can be difficult, as well. Harpole advised young entrepreneurs to use the few customers they get at the beginning to find their buying audience. Another option, he said, is to use Facebook’s advertising tools to find your audience’s likes, wants, and needs on a more specific level. “You [all business owners] definitely need a website, it’s an absolute must,” Harpole said. While traditional marketing methods (e.g. newspapers, radio) are becoming less and less used by prospecting customers, he said, there still is an opportunity to grow through these networks. Heartland Lodge received the honor of having the well-known Illinois Country Living magazine write a story on their operation and mission. Older people, who do little to no social media, have continued to call asking about various prices and accommodations found in the magazine, Harpole said. Finally, Harpole advised everyone who wants to be successful to keep up-to-date on the latest marketing tips and rule changes. Get the

latest editions of advertising books, signup for an e-newsletter, and get into a habit of reading constantly on the subject, he said. Dr. Chris Lanhum of Lanhum Chiropractic gave a good tangible piece of advise, that in all things you do in promoting your services, “...make yourself uncomfortable. Do things you wouldn’t usually want to do.” For the only way for people to see what you have to offer, is to get it in front of them. With all the advice stacking high, surely the end must be nigh. But, what can be summed up from this immense amount of information? First, that the tactical use of social media and the internet are a must in today’s busy market. Second, that finding a higher purpose is the key to succeeding and maintaining your drive, even during the difficult times of your business experience.

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316 N. Chandler St. Griggsville: Nice 2 bedroom ranch with full usable basement, enclosed porch, sunroom and with many updates. Central air and a big garage with a heated workshop. $69,900 208 S. State St. Griggsville: Double lot with city utilities in place. $10,000 NEW LISTING: 112 W. Morgan St. Clayton: 3 bedroom, 2 bath manu. home on nice sized lot. Central air and a nice 2 car garage. $58,500 NEW LISTING: 301 S. Federal St. Griggsville: Nice 2 bedroom home on a double corner lot. Has a nice sunroom. $62,600 NEW LISTING: 325 Green St. Meredosia: Affordable 2 bedroom ranch with a one car garage and a nice yard. $18,400 NEW LISTING: 113 N. Oak St. Griggsville: Very nice 3 bedroom ranch home with full basement, large outbuilding, and nice yard. $115,000 NEW LISTING: 303 Walnut St. Mt. Sterling: Small 2 bedroom home that needs some fixing. NEW LISTING: 622 S. Memorial St., Pittsfield: Nice bungalow with2 bedrooms and a full basement. Many updates. Garage and big yard. NO downpayment if qualified. $62,500 Broker owned. 34432 Perry/Fishhook Road (in Fishhook): 4-6 bedroom with many updates. G-P Schools and hard service road. Storage buildings and nice lot. $72,500 664 Grand St. Barry: 2-3 bedroom ranch with partially fenced yard, garage and more. $29,900 587 Davis St. Barry: Ideal family home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, central air, and a 2 car garage. $59,900 654 Cherry St. Pittsfield: A very nice 3 bedroom ranch home with 95% basement which is partially finished with an ¾ bath. Many updates. Nice garage with workshop, fenced back yard, and a huge deck. Will qualify for a NO DOWNPAYMENT LOAN. $99,900 655 Kandy St. Pittsfield: 3 bedroom ranch home in excellent neighbor hood. Has full basement, central air, garage and nice back yard. $77,900 2 Quail Ridge Dr, Pittsfield: Spacious ranch home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Basement is finished with 2 bedrooms, bath and one room that can have many functions. Huge deck and fenced back yard. $247,500 REDUCED TO $239,000 109 S. State St. Griggsville: A well built older bungalow in a great location. Nice original woodwork, basement, garage and more. $63,500 3 Hope Ave., Pittsfield: Near golf course. Duplex with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath up. Partially finished basement with extra bath, central air, deck, and a 2 car garage. ONLY $129,900 305 Congress St. Perry: Bi-level at edge of town. 2 bedrooms, open floor plan, and priced to sell at $52,000 Long established Pike County Business. Call Rick For details. NEW LISTING: 503 S. Federal St. Griggsville: 2 bedroom ranch with full basement. Huge yard. $30,480 401 E. Third St. Beardstown: Large two story brick home with 2 car garage and pool. 400 Talbot St. Liberty: 3 bedroom bungalow on corner lot. Priced for a quick sale. $36,000 503 Prairie St. Greenfield: Solid 2 bedroom ranch home with maint. Free siding, central air, garage and fenced back yard. $39,000







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#7 Pheasant Lane, Pittsfield: 3 BR, 3 BA, Move In Ready, Quail Ridge Sub. Call Kate Marable.


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




18 Quail Ridge Drive, PIttsfield: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,953 sq. ft., partially finished basement, 2 car attached garage. Call Kate Marable.



10 Shane Lane, Pittsfield: 3BR, 2BA home. 2 car garage, 1,732 sq. ft. Call Kate Marable.


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




8 Acres Summer Hill Investment Property / Building Site: Pike County, Summer Hill. Call Judy Douglas.


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



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





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




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

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

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

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


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432 Piper Lane, Pittsfield: 4 BR, 3 BA, 2.5 car garage,3,432 sq. ft. 3.65 Acres. 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.


423 E. Fayette St., Pittsfield: In cooperation with Pike County Real Estate.

116 N. Jackson St., Pittsfield: In cooperation with Pike County Real Estate.

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




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


727 W. Washington St., Pittsfield: 3 BR, 2 BA, attached garage, 1,611 sq. ft., partial basement.









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

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


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



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





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






125 Haney Lane, Pittsfield: In cooperation with Pike County Real Estate.


102 E. Franklin St., Griggsville: Great Business Opportunity. Commercial Property. Call Kate Marable.



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



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


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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



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


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CallAcres: Kate Marable. $100,000. ber. 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 $ $389,000 $379,000 $3,290/acre $3,290/acre NG I D T E S I L 213213 Acres Acres Located Located In Southern In SOLD Southern Pike County, Pike County, Prime Hunting! UC Hunting! SOLD DPrime EThe NEW R 4545 Acres Acres Great Great Hunting Hunting Farm Farm Located Located At At End The Of End A Dead Of A End Dead Road! End Road! SOLD SOLD 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 a end dead road! end road! 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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 CALHOUN COUNTY - 1 Acre. Promised Land PIKE COUNTY - Buck Branch Farm. 162 Acres. PIKE COUNTY - Bee Creek Bluffs Farm. 48 PIKE COUNTY - 20.81 Acres. South Fork Big BROWN COUNTY - 30 Acres. Versailles Invest1313 Acres Acres Great Building Building Sitewould /Site Investment / Hunting/Agricultural. Investment Property Property Located Close113, ToClose Quincy! To Quincy! Lodge. Located inGreat northern Calhoun. This Timber Located acres TillAcres. Timber Acres 41, tillable Acres 5, Timber Ranch. Hunting Property. Hunting Lease ment Farm. Tillable Acres: 30. Agricultureal. make a$109,000 great hunting lodge or primary residence. able Acres 49. $650,000 (Including Cabin). Other Acres. $200,000 (Including Home). Income (optional): $1,000. $3,358 per acre. $5,850 per acre. $109,000 3333 Acres Acres 14 Ac. 14 Ac. Tillable, Tillable, Located Located in MSin River MSBottoms, River Bottoms, Great Duck Great Hunting Duck Hunting TING S I Potential Potential $3,490/acre $3,490/acre *broker *broker ownedowned L NEW 140140 Acres Acres Class Class A Tillable A Tillable Soils!Soils! 120 Acres 120 Tillable! Acres Tillable! SOLD SOLD 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. 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, 162 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. PIKE COUNTY - 56.70 Acres. End of the Road COUNTY - Pleasant Dale JERSEY COUNTY - 85 Acres Excellent ADAMS COUNTY - 305 105 Acres.105 Hidden LakeTimber HANCOCK COUNTY - PRICE REDUCED: 55 PRICE PRICE REDUCED: REDUCED: Acres Acres Big BigCALHOUN Timber With Great With 4Great Wheeler 4 Wheeler PathsFarm. & Newly Paths & Newly Farm. Hunting/Agricultural. Timber acres: 173 Acres Hunting Property With Home. TimHunting Property Bordered By Big Timber Farm. Hunting property with Home. Turkey Acres Well-balanced hunting property with $100,000 $100,000 $92,500 $ $109,000 $109,000 Cleared Cleared Food Food Plots Plots $2,950/acre $2,950/acre 50.70. Tillable acres: 6. Great Hunting Area. ber Acres 123, Tillable Acres 50. Farm Along Macoupin Creek. Hunting and Fishing Retreat! income! $3,090/acre. 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 Along Along Macoupin Macoupin Creek! Creek! PENDING PENDING MACOUPIN MACOUPIN COUNTY, COUNTY, IL IL 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 IL Winding IL Ridge Farm. Hunt- WASHINGTON COUNTY - 40 Acres. PIKE COUNTY - 78 Acres. The BottleneckHANCOCK Farm. HANCOCK PIKECOUNTY, COUNTYCOUNTY, - 84 Acres. Hunting/Agricultural. Timber TillableWell-balanced ing/Agricultural. Timber Acres:property 59. Acres: income! Crooked Creek Farm. Hunting/Agricultural. 327 CROSSMAN 327 LN., CROSSMAN PITTSFIELD:LN., PITTSFIELD: 24228 US HWY.24228 54., PITT U PRICE PRICE REDUCED: REDUCED: 55Acres: Acres 5560. Acres Well-balanced huntinghunting property withTillable income! with 110 W. QUINCY 110 W.ST., QUINCY KINDERHOOK: ST., KINDERHOOK: Acres: 18. Located in Southern Pike County. 22. Other Acres: 3. Multiple ponds and creeks. Timber Acres: 13. Tillable Acres: 27. $3,090/acre $3,090/acre 2 BR, prop1 BA, 2 nice BR,move 1 BA, in ready nice move in ready Incredible commercial Incredible b 1700 sq. ft.1700 Turnkey sq.commerical ft. Turnkey propcommerical PRICE PRICE REDUCED: REDUCED: 41 Acres 41 Acres All timber All timber property, property, Excellent Excellent hunting!hunting! $2,740/$2,740/ home! Hoaglin. Call Elaine Hoaglin. site. Call Elaine site. Hoaglin. Call erty. Call Harrison erty. Call Lane. Harrison Lane. home! Call Elaine










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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 - Pike County 122 acres +/- Hadley TWP. Highly productive farm with 70 acres tillable with a PI of 121 and the remainder in timber with excellent deer hunting. n Adams County 66 acres +/- Keene TWP. Great investment farm currently earning $300 per acre cash rent along Interstate 72. n PRICE REDUCED - Calhoun County 390 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Huge hunting farm with 70 acres tillable, secluded on dead end road with older home and outbuildings. n Calhoun County 275 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Prime farm land with 190 acres highly productive soil and remainder consisting of great deer hunting and duck hunting. n Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 15 acres tillable. n Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Nice investment farm with 80 tillable acres. n Calhoun County 66 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Great income producing hunting property located on Anderson Lane just north of Rip Rap Landing well known for its duck hunting. n PRICE REDUCED - Calhoun County 20 acres +/- Richwood TWP. Completely remodeled 3BR farmhouse with 1 car detached garage sitting on 20 acres. n Calhoun County 7 acres +/- Poor Farm Hollow. Perfect building site with water, septic, electricity and 30’x 35’ metal shed. n Calhoun County 5 acres +/- Belleview TWP. One of a kind piece of property with cabin nestled between the wooded hills with a creek. n Pike County 1,500 acres +/- Atlas TWP. Fantastic deer and water fowl hunting farm with 1,200 a. tillable and remainder in timber and lakes with duck pits with cabin and pole shed. n Pike County 150 acres +/- Pittsfield and Derry TWP. Beautiful recreational farm with good tillable acreage, great deer density and pond. n Pike County 89 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Beautiful recreational farm with good tillable acreage, pasture with cattle set-up, stocked pond and 2BR 2BA home. n Pike County 14 acres +/- 26170 Co. Hwy. 14, Pittsfield-Great building location in the country with 2 car garage with living quarters already on the property. n SALE PENDING - Pike County 41 acres +/- Pittsfield TWP. Nice recreational farm with 11 acres tillable and nice creek. n SOLD - Calhoun County 60 acres +/-. Very nice hunting farm with small cabin and machine shed. In cooperation with Whitetail Properties. n SOLD - Brown County 28 acres +/-. House and 28 acres with nice pond. In cooperation with Land Guys.


NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - 810 W. Grant St. - Like new high efficient 3BR 2BA ranch home with attached 2 car garage. Great starter or retirement home! $100’s. NEW LISTING - Milton - 372 Blue Grass St. - Exquisite 3BR 2BA home with 2 car detached garage with many updates. $100’s NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - 626 N. Monroe St. - 4BR 2BA home with beautiful oak staircase and 1 car attached garage. Priced to sell! $30’s. Barry - 515 Green St. - 2BR home sitting on 2 lots in nice neighborhood with newer heating and air conditioning. Great rental or starter home. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Barry - 1211 Rodgers St. - 4BR 3BA home with 21 ft. pool with deck and 30’ x 40’ shed sitting on 8.5 acres +/-. Very motivated Seller – will not refuse any reasonable offers!!! $200’s. Barry - 1409 Pratt St. - Beautiful 3BR 2BA home with finished basement and elaborate pool, patio and back porch perfect for entertaining. A must see!! $200’s. Baylis - 415 W. Railroad - 3BR 1BA home with 1 car detached garage, covered patio, newer roof and 2 enclosed porches sitting on .95 acres +/-. $20’s. Baylis - 245 Locust St. - Maintenance free 3BR 1BA bungalow with nice fenced in yard and great 2 car detached garage/workshop. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Batchtown - RR1, Box 74 - 5BR 2BA brick ranch home sitting on 1 acre with new tin roof and very spacious front and back yard! $70’s PRICE REDUCED - Batchtown - 14797 S. Mississippi River Road - 3-4BR 4BA brick ranch home with 2 car attached garage sitting on 3 acres +/- with many added features. Move-in ready! $100’s. Florence - 25187 492nd St. - Cabin in the heart of Florence with a beautiful view of the Illinois River. Cabin has access from a rear gravel road. $50’s. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION - Griggsville - 202 N. Federal - 2BR home with deck and large garage/ storage shed on corner lot across from school. $30’s. Griggsville - 114 S. Stanford - 2BR 1BA home that has been totally remodeled. $40’s. PRICE REDUCED - Griggsville - 303 W. Washington - 2,484 sq. ft. 4BR home with 1 car detached garage with beautiful oak entry staircase sitting on 2 lots. $50’s. Griggsville - 301 N. Union - 3 unit apartment building earning significant income. Great investment opportunity! $70’s. PRICE REDUCED - Griggsville - 415 W. Lincoln St. - Quality 3BR 1BA home with nice screened in porch, 2 car garage and large heated workshop. MOTIVATED SELLER! $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Hamburg - 15664 N. Mississippi River Road - Adorable 2BR cabin on the Mississippi River. Priced to sell!! $40’s. Hamburg - 408 Washington - 2BR home sitting on 2 lots with many updates with workshop and private fenced in yard. $50’s. Hamburg - 15729 N. Mississippi River Road - Updated 3BR cabin with deck sitting on 4 riverfront lots on the Mississippi River with 2 boat docks and ramp. $80’s. Hardin - 1041 St. Hwy. 100 - Adorable 3BR 2BA home with oversized 2 car attached garage with heat sitting on one acre. $100’s. 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. Kampsville - 4 lots St. Louis Ave. - 4 lots with water, sewer and electricity hookups currently used as a campground with outbuildings and camper. 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. Kinderhook - 27959 230th Ave. - 2 BR custom built home sitting on 1 acre with 10 x 12 shed. Would make the perfect retirement home or weekend getaway! $100’s. New Salem - 1000 Brown St. - Remodeled 3-4BR home with oversized 3 car garage sitting on 2 acres +/-. Move-in ready! $100’s. Perry - S. Naples St. - 3 nice building lots with utilities available. Pittsfield - 4 Quail Ridge Dr. - Grand 2 story 4BR home accentuated with beautiful hardwood, custom cabinetry and spacious floor plan. Low $300’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 10 Teal Lane - 2BR 2.5BA ranch home in a South subdivision with a beautiful family room and full basement with a walk-out. $200’s. DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION - Pittsfield - 429 Piper Lane - Beautiful, spacious 3-4BR 2BA home with full finished basement and oversized 2 car attached garage sitting on 2 lots. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 3A Dove Lane - Newer very efficient 2BR 2BA duplex with a new enclosed 4 season room in a nice subdivision setting. $100’s. Pittsfield - 690 Walnut - 3BR ranch home with 1 car garage and full finished basement in nice location. Would make a great starter home! $100’s. Pittsfield - 913 N. Orchard - Nice 3BR maintenance free ranch home with 2 car garage and large storage shed. $90’s. Pittsfield - 509 Jill St. - 3BR 2BA home with 1 car garage and nice back yard. $80’s. Pittsfield - 428 N. Monroe - Large 4BR home on nice corner lot. Motivated Sellers!! $60’s. Pittsfield - 527 Meadow St. - 3BR 2BA home with 1 car attached garage in great location. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 521 N. Dutton - Large 5BR, 2BA two story home with a family room in the lower level/basement that opens out to the back yard! $50’s. Pittsfield - 223 E. Perry - 2BR home with 1 car attached garage. Would make a great starter or retirement home. $30’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 830 N. Orchard - Nice home building site that consists of 2 80’ x 160’ lots . Pleasant Hill - Deer Ridge Estates - Large building lot with City sewer and water available. Pleasant Hill - 803 S. Main St. - 2BR 1BA 952 sq. ft. home selling as is. Interior needs some TLC. Priced to sell! $20’s. Pleasant Hill - 204 Fairgounds Rd. - Totally remodeled 2BR home with 1 car attached garage. Like new!! $40’s. Pleasant Hill - 405 Commerce - Nice building lot with partially finished workshop with heat and office space. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pleasant Hill - 702 Houston - Move-in ready 3BR 2BA manufactured home on permanent foundation with 2 outbuildings. $70’s. Pleasant Hill - 408 Commerce - 4BR 1BA home with oversized 1 car garage sitting on .9 acre. $80’s. 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 - Pittsfield - Very nice 3BR 2BA home with finished basement in Quail Ridge Subdivision. $200’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 116 N. Jackson - Beautifully restored and very well maintained 6BR 2BA home with full finished basement, 1 car detached garage and fenced in back yard. Motivated Sellers!! $100’s. SALE PENDING - Barry - 207 2400 E. - Custom log home with nice outbuilding, all sitting on 10 acres. SALE PENDING - Pleasant Hill - 16784 Cold Run Creek - Nice newer home with outbuilding on 45 acres. SALE PENDING - NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - 423 E. Fayette St. - Very nice 2BR home with many updates in a great location. Priced to sell!! $60’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 1302 Lakeview Dr. - Totally custom home sitting on 4 acres +/- with all the extras. The perfect home site with your own private pond at the edge of Pittsfield. $300’s. SALE PENDING - Griggsville - 616 W. Quincy - Well maintained 5BR 1.5BA 2 story home with original woodwork, newer garage and additional carport sitting on corner lot. $70’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 104 Liberty Court - 2BR 1BA ranch style home with new roof and many updates. $50’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 311 E. Benson - Maintenance free 3BR 1BA home that is move-in ready. Bank owned. $50’s. SALE PENDING - 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. SALE PENDING - Barry - 2 Orchard Dr. - Nice 3BR 2BA home in nice location. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 34229 270th Ave. - 3,200 sq. ft. finished 3BR 3BA home with 2 car attached and 2 car detached garage sitting on 5 acres +/-. $200’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Hardin - 106 Oakridge - Beautiful 5BR 3BA split level home in a great neighborhood with many updates! $100’s. SALE PENDING - Kampsville - 108 W. Maple - Beautiful 3BR 2 1/2BA ranch home with many updates located on a dead end road. $90’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Barry - 1400 Rodgers St. - Nice shop with geo-thermal in great location. SOLD - Hardin - 206 Barry St. - Adorable 3BR 2BA 1230 sq. ft. manufactured home in quiet neighborhood. $60’s. SOLD - Pittsfield - 715 Prospect - Great 3BR 1BA home with full basement and newer roof and windows. SOLD - Pittsfield - 40404 Co. Hwy. 8 - Excellent 4BR 2BA home sitting on 1.38 acres in quiet location close to town. $100’s. SOLD - Griggsville - 309 S. Union - 3BR 2BA home with 2 car garage and many updates. In cooperation with Wade Real Estate.


SUMMER HILL - Hwy. 54 - Great building lot in the heart of Summer Hill. $7,500.

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

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


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

NEBO - 720 East Park St. - Nice 2BR home with knotty pine ceiling and pine floors, wrap around deck and detached garage with a big yard. Would make a great starter home. $45,000.

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

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

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

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


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

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PITTSFIELD - 343 S. Mason Extra nice 2BR home with loads of updates in a nice neighborhood. $75,000.

GRIGGSVILLE - 114 W. Walnut - Totally remodeled 2BR home with solid hardwood floors and lots of closet space. Perfect starter or retirement home! $79,500.


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


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

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

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on May 22, 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 O’Brien Fabrication, located at 45097 220th Ave, Pittsfield, IL. 62363. Dated this 22 day of May, 2018.

Public Notice is hereby given that on June 7, 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 Madison Street Barber Shop located at 211 S. Madison St. Pittsfield, IL 62363. Dated this 7th day of June, 2018.

/s/ Donnie Apps COUNTY CLERK



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Pittsfield, Illinois

TO: INGRID A DEITZMAN, THOMAS J DEITZMAN, GEM CITY ACCOUNT SERVICE, INC., BARRY KESSELL AS REG AGENT FOR GEM CITY ACCOUNT SERVICE, INC., J MICHAEL HITT AS REG AGENT FOR CBQ SERVICES, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of PIKE County, Illinois, as Case Number 2018-TX-7. On 11/16/2018, at 9:30AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in PITTSFIELD, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: RNG/BLK:7 & 1 TWP:55 SECT/LOT: LOTS 1-2 BLK 7 AND LOT 4 BLK 8 JONES’ ADDN ELDARA QC112408B780P30#2008-3974 WD100285D5C3406 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER 55-034-13 & 55-035-04A

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2014-00197 & 2014-00198 TO: INGRID A DEITZMAN, THOMAS J DEITZMAN, GEM CITY ACCOUNT SERVICE, INC., BARRY KESSELL AS REG AGENT FOR GEM CITY ACCOUNT SERVICE, INC., J MICHAEL HITT AS REG AGENT FOR CBQ SERVICES, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of PIKE County, Illinois, as Case Number 2018-TX-8. On 11/16/2018, at 9:30AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in PITTSFIELD, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: RNG/BLK:6 TWP:55 SECT/LOT: LOTS 1-2 AND LOTS 7-8 BLK 6 ELDARA QC112408B780P30#2008-3974 WD100285D5C3406 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER 55-034-10 & 55-034-12 and was sold on 12/3/2015, for general taxes for the year 2014. The period of redemption will expire on 9/28/2018. TERESA BUSHONG PETITIONER

and was sold on 12/3/2015, for general taxes for the year 2014. The period of redemption will expire on 9/28/2018.

TO: INGRID A DEITZMAN, THOMAS J DEITZMAN, GEM CITY ACCOUNT SERVICE, INC., BARRY KESSELL AS REG AGENT FOR GEM CITY ACCOUNT SERVICE, INC., J MICHAEL HITT AS REG AGENT FOR CBQ SERVICES, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of PIKE County, Illinois, as Case Number 2018-TX9. On 11/16/2018, at 9:30AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in PITTSFIELD, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: RNG/BLK:5 TWP:55 SECT/LOT:5 LOT 5 BLK 5 ELDARA QC112408B780P30#2008-3974 WD100285D5C3406 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER 55-034-09 and was sold on 12/3/2015, for general taxes for the year 2014. The period of redemption will expire on 9/28/2018. TERESA BUSHONG PETITIONER 6.6, 6.13, 6.20


To: Dustin W. Martin, Occupant no. 1, Occupant no. 2, Donnie Apps Pike County Clerk; Unknown Owners and Non-record claimants

TAKE NOTICE To: Bryan L. Bower; Jamie L. Bower; Occupant no. 1; Occupant no. 2, P. Tax Securities, LLC; Donnie Apps, Pike County Clerk ; Unknown Owners and Non-record claimants Case No. 2018-TX-20 Property located at: PIKE County Illinois Certificate No. 2014-00082 Legal description and Permanent Index No: RNG/BLK: TWP:46 SECT/LOT:25 PT N END LOT 8 NE (200 X 130) W051701B420P82#01-1575 PIN No. 46-033-06A Date Premises Sold: 12/3/2015 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 9/18/2018. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed, which will transfer title and right of possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 9/18/2018.


This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in PITTSFIELD, Illinois on 10/05/2018 at 9:30AM. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

RNG/BLK:11 TWP:44 SECT/LOT:8 E 1/2 LOTS 7-8 BLK 11 BAYLIS QCD020602B459P186#02-539 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER 44-055-09


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A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of PIKE County, Illinois, as Case Number 2018-TX-14. On 11/16/2018, at 9:30AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in PITTSFIELD, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit:

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YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 9/18/2018 by applying to the County Clerk of PIKE County at the County Courthouse in PITTSFIELD , Illinois. For further information, contact the County Clerk. ______________________ Virgil Mittelberg

Case No. 2018-TX-17 Property located at: PIKE County Illinois Certificate No. 2014-00135 Legal description and Permanent Index No: PIN No. 47-075-07 RNG/BLK:3 TWP:47 SECT/LOT:6 S1/2 LOTS 4-5-6 BLK 3 ALICE ADDN-HULL QC04022015B847P106#2015-0706 TD03042011B805P281#2011-0571 W031799B329P216#99-778 * Date Premises Sold: 12/3/2015 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 09/18/18. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed, which will transfer title and right of possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 09/18/18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in PITTSFIELD, Illinois on 10/05/2018 at 9:30AM. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 09/18/18 by applying to the County Clerk of PIKE County at the County Courthouse in PITTSFIELD , Illinois. For further information, contact the County Clerk. _______________ Virgil Mittelberg 6.13, 6.20, 6.27

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and was sold on 12/3/2015, for general taxes for the year 2014. The period of redemption will expire on 9/28/2018. TERESA BUSHONG PETITIONER 6.6, 6.13, 6.20

TAKE NOTICE TAKE NOTICE To: Galen A. Conkright, Cynthia Bernice Conkright, Occupant no.1, Occupant no. 2, Chairman of the Board First National Bank of Barry, Chief Loan Officer First National Bank of Barry, Sharon B. Cooley, Donnie Apps Pike County Clerk ; Unknown Owners and Non-record claimants

Case No. 2018-TX-19

Case No. 2018-TX-16

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2014-00309 TO: MARTI GRAMMER, JUSTIN GRAMMER, ROBIN COBB, CT CORPORATION SYSTEM AS REG AGENT FOR TOWER LOAN OF ILLINOIS LLC, BARRY KESSELL AS REG AGENT FOR GEM CITY ACCOUNT SERVICE, INC., AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of PIKE County, Illinois, as Case Number 2018-TX-6. On 11/16/2018, at 9:30AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in PITTSFIELD, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: RNG/BLK:10TWP:73 SECT/LOT:2 LOTS 1 & 2 BLK 10 WINDMILLERS 3RD ADDN NEBO LISPEN01022015B845P101#2015-0001 WD030411B805P295#2011-0585 WD092710B801P108#2010-2589 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER 73-050-02 and was sold on 12/3/2015, for general taxes for the year 2014. The period of redemption will expire on 9/28/2018. TERESA BUSHONG PETITIONER 6.6, 6.13, 6.20

TAKE NOTICE To: Douglas M. Fox, Sharon L. Fox, Occupant no. 1, Occupant no. 2, Chairman of the Board Farmers State Bank, Chief Loan Officer Farmers State Bank, Quincy Medical Group, Gem City Account Service Inc., Donnie Apps Pike County Clerk; Unknown Owners and Non-record claimants Case No. 2018-TX-18 Property located at: PIKE County Illinois Certificate No. 2014-00184 Legal description and Permanent Index No: PIN No. 54-144-11 RNG/BLK: TWP:54 SECT/LOT:9 .31 A LOT 9 HOOPER & SMITH SD LT 1 BATES MORTG08261980D3C2239#80-2130 Date Premises Sold: 12/3/2015 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 09/18/18. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed, which will transfer title and right of possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 09/18/18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in PITTSFIELD, Illinois on 10/05/2018 at 9:30AM. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 09/18/18 by applying to the County Clerk of PIKE County at the County Courthouse in PITTSFIELD , Illinois. For further information, contact the County Clerk. ___________________ Virgil Mittelberg 6.13, 6.20, 6.27

To: Allen W. Blevins, Marilyn A. Blevins, Occupant no.1, Occupant no. 2, Chairman of the Board Central State Bank of Kinderhook, Chief Loan Officer Central State Bank of Kinderhook, David Shupe, Donnie Apps Pike County Clerk; Unknown Owners and Non-record claimants ; Unknown Owners and Non-record claimants

Property located at: PIKE County Illinois Certificate No. 2014-00095 Legal description and Permanent Index No: PIN No. 46-073-01 RNG/BLK:17 TWP:46 SECT/LOT:6 LOT 6 BLK 17 BARRY RELEASE01242014B836P274#2013-0196 LISPEN1115203B835P15#2013-3128 W061791B86P134#91-1340 Date Premises Sold: 12/3/2015

Property located at: PIKE County Illinois Certificate No. 2014-00209 Legal description and Permanent Index No: PIN No. 56-03204A RNG/BLK:6 TWP:05 SECT/LOT:24 PT S PT NE WD1022014B843P25#2014-2397 WD12132013B835P293#2013-3406 WD100209B790P218#2009-3268 WD050410B797P99#10-1180 Date Premises Sold: 12/3/2015

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 09/18/18.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 09/18/18.

This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed, which will transfer title and right of possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 09/18/18.

This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed, which will transfer title and right of possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 09/18/18.

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in PITTSFIELD, Illinois on 10/05/2018 at 9:30AM. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in PITTSFIELD, Illinois on 10/05/2018 at 9:30AM. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.



Redemption can be made at any time on or before 09/18/18 by applying to the County Clerk of PIKE County at the County Courthouse in PITTSFIELD , Illinois. For further information, contact the County Clerk. _______________ Virgil Mittelberg

Redemption can be made at any time on or before 09/18/18 by applying to the County Clerk of PIKE County at the County Courthouse in PITTSFIELD , Illinois. For further information, contact the County Clerk. ________________ Virgil Mittelberg

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Emerald Ash Borer coming closer; confirmed in McDonough County The presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed for McDonough County Illinois, with the initial finding coming from Macomb. EAB is a devastating exotic pest that attacks one of the most popular landscape trees in America, the ash tree. Unlike most native borers that only target dead or dying trees, EAB preys on healthy ash trees. However, the presence of EAB in McDonough County is not isolated to Macomb. A local Bushnell resident notified Extension of what he suspected was EAB. Upon inspection of the sample, the EAB adult beetle was identified in Bushnell. Reports of suspect EAB signs are also coming in from Blandinsville. How to manage EAB and its impact on your ash trees comes down to two choices: protect the tree with systemic insecticides or have your ash tree removed. Following are guidelines to assist you when weighing these two options. Guidelines for Treatment: According to retired Extension entomologist Phil Nixon, trees with up to 30-40% dieback have an excellent chance of survival with treatment, but with that much dieback, the tree may not be worth keeping aesthetically. Preserving your ash tree - If you observe more than 50% of the tree’s canopy living and intact, treating with insecticides is a viable option: • Ash trees with less than a fifteen-inch diameter at breast height (DBH) can be treated by homeowners using systemic treatments containing the active ingredient imidacloprid or dinotefuran. Imidacloprid is applied as a soil drench around the base of the tree and dinotefuran is used as a bark spray. Both treatments are annual applications. Make sure to follow all label directions. • For trees with a DBH greater than fifteen-inches, you need to hire a licensed applicator to make trunk injections of pesticides containing imidacloprid, dinotefuran, or emamectin benzoate. Imidacloprid and dinotefuran need to be applied annually, while emamectin

benzoate provides two and perhaps even three years of protection according to studies from Michigan State University. Removing your ash tree - If your ash tree has lost a majority of its canopy, contact a certified arborist to have your tree cut down. The University of Illinois Extension discourages treatment of trees that have lost more than 50% of their canopy. The state has recently lifted the internal county quarantine zone, but it is still not permitted to move ash wood outside of Illinois state lines. (Moving firewood, in general, is a bad practice, so don’t do it!) Contact your local officials for their landscape waste disposal site. Do nothing – According to Phil Nixon, EAB poses a 98% mortality rate to ash trees. If your county is confirmed with EAB and you do nothing, the odds are obviously against you. However, a few ash trees, mainly white and blue ash, will survive. A dead ash tree needs to be removed soon after death. Once deceased, ash trees degrade very quickly and run the risk of injuring bystanders and causing significant property damage as large limbs fall or the entire tree pitches over. Ensure the safety of you and others by removing an ash tree as soon as possible after its death. With the presence of emerald ash borer in McDonough County, homeowners and city officials must consider costly treatment or removal of ash trees. With all this bad news, let’s shine a light on EAB as an opportunity to plan a future tree canopy filled with a diversity of species which will add value to the communities of McDonough County. Please try to plant more than just maples! University of Illinois Extension will be hosting a public meeting to inform community members on their options and address homeowner questions on EAB June 30 at 3 PM in Macomb. To register online visit http://go.illinois. edu/EAB or call Amanda Christenson at the Knox County Extension office 309-342-5108.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Pittsfield, Illinois

Make outdoor safety a priority this summer

Strategic roadside mowing begins second year

As the end of the school year approaches, and families begin to plan their annual summer vacations, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is reminding Illinois residents that with the right tools and a little preparation, summertime can be safe, fun, and relaxing. Each year in the U.S., an average of 37 children die from heatstroke after being left in locked cars. Heat can be more severe on children because their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults. Parents should develop a routine that will ensure the backseat is always checked before the car is locked, such as putting a purse, cell phone or other needed item in the back seat or consider opening the car’s back door every time the car is parked. Summer’s extreme heat can also lead to heatinduced illnesses, including heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Remember to check in on family, friends, neighbors, the elderly and pets to ensure they are safe. When extreme heat strikes, limit your time outdoors, seek air conditioning and drink plenty of water. If your home does not have air conditioning, you should familiarize yourself with your community’s cooling centers.

As concerns for declining pollinator species continue to buzz throughout the country, the Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public of a change in mowing operations designed to encourage the growth of pollinator species along state roadsides. The updated mowing routine, which began last May and was reinstituted this month, helps to re-establish plants that provide habitat for birds and that are food sources for bees and other insects native to Illinois, including the official state insect, the monarch butterfly. “By cutting down on mowing, we’ve created acres of ideal habitat for pollinators to flourish on Illinois roadsides,” Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn said. “With minimal impact to the motoring public, we are honoring our commitment to act as stewards of the environment and protect the long-term health of our state’s ecosystem.” The new mowing policy adjusted mowing frequency and timing, as well as limiting the use of herbicides on state rights of way. Except for certain areas, crews now

Warmer temperatures also bring an additional threat for severe weather. The month of June is home to National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. This is a great time for families to learn how to reduce their risk while enjoying the great outdoors.  Remember, if you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to pose an immediate threat. Seek shelter as quickly as possible because no place outside is safe when a thunderstorm strikes. The best way to protect you and your family is to monitor the weather when planning or attending outdoor events. It is critical for people to have multiple ways to receive notifications and updated information about severe weather warnings.  “Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, taking in a ballgame, or traveling away from home, severe weather can strike at any time so it is important that you are aware of your surroundings,” Acting Director William Robertson said. “There are a variety of ways you can be alerted to critical, lifesaving information, no matter where you may be – including: NOAA weather radios, weather apps for your smart phone, television and radio broadcasts, the internet, and outdoor warning sirens.”

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2014-00336 TO: STEVEN E WINCHELL, DEBBIE S WINCHELL, CENTRAL STATE BANK, ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of PIKE County, Illinois, as Case Number 2018-TX-5. On 11/16/2018, at 9:30AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in PITTSFIELD, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: RNG/BLK:1 TWP:74 SECT/LOT:1 60’ X 100’ PT LOT 1 BLK 1 O.L. BRANT & WELLS PL HILL WD01211985D5C1350#85-263 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER 74-084-05 and was sold on 12/3/2015, for general taxes for the year 2014. The period of redemption will expire on 9/28/2018. TERESA BUSHONG PETITIONER 6.6, 6.13, 6.20

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2014-00148 TO: MICHAEL G DURBIN, BARRY KESSELL AS REG AGENT FOR GEM CITY ACCOUNT SERVICE, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of PIKE County, Illinois, as Case Number 2018-TX-12. On 11/16/2018, at 9:30AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in PITTSFIELD, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: RNG/BLK:7 TWP:52 SECT/LOT:4 LOTS 3 & 4 BLK 7 FLORENCE WD052203B541P271#03-1962 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER 52-039-13 and was sold on 12/3/2015, for general taxes for the year 2014. The period of redemption will expire on 9/28/2018. TERESA BUSHONG PETITIONER 6.6, 6.13, 6.20

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 1740 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/17-40), the percentage to be added to the assessed valuation of locally assessed property other than that assessed under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200) in Pike County as certified by the Department of Revenue for the assessment year 2017 is 0.00% by the application of an equalization factor of 1.0000. /s/ Constance Beard Constance Beard Director CB:WS:sw


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD ON APPLICATION FOR ZONING REQUEST Notice is hereby given that on the 3rd day of July, 2018, at 5:45 o’clock p.m., in the City Council Chambers of the City of Pittsfield, at 215 North Monroe Street, Pittsfield, Illinois, the Planning Commission of the City of Pittsfield will hold a public hearing on the application of Nikki Rumple, owner of Nikki’s Dance Academy, Pittsfield, Illinois, for a zoning request. At that time and place all interested persons and citizens may appear and be given an opportunity to speak in support of or in opposition to the application. The following premises, to-wit:


Tract 1: The East 70 feet of the North 162 feet of Out Lot 12 of the Original Town, now City of Pittsfield, situated in the County of Pike, State of Illinois

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2014-00114 TO: LARRY T DAVIS, JOY L DAVIS, DISCOVER BANK, DISCOVER BANK, CT CORPORATION SYSTEM AS REG AGENT FOR CAVALRY SPV I, LLC, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of PIKE County, Illinois, as Case Number 2018-TX-13. On 11/16/2018, at 9:30AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in PITTSFIELD, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: RNG/BLK: TWP:47 SECT/LOT:21 (85’X108’) PT NE E052892B106P221#92-1533 PERMANENT INDEX NUMBER 47-027-06 and was sold on 12/3/2015, for general taxes for the year 2014. The period of redemption will expire on 9/28/2018. TERESA BUSHONG PETITIONER 6.6, 6.13, 6.20

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mow 15 feet beyond the edge of the road. The untouched vegetation encourages the growth of milkweed, the only food source for monarch caterpillars. Designated the official state insect in 1974, the monarch butterfly population has gone down 80 percent in the past 10 years. Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared May as “Monarch Butterfly Month” in Illinois, calling on all Illinoisans to help in the restoration of the monarch butterfly population. Several other initiatives are ongoing throughout the state to support pollinator conservation, including IDOT’s partnership with Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Mason State Tree Nursery to disperse more than 7,000 seed packets containing milkweed and other local native flower species. Twenty-four monarch way stations were registered by Monarch Watch using state land in 2017, with the expectation to register more than 20 additional way stations this spring. In 2018, IDOT was awarded “Conservation Partner of the Year” by Pheasants Forever/ Quail Forever for its efforts.

Tract 2: The East 5 feet of the North 162 feet of Lot 1 of the Subdivision of the Anna E. Morgan Estate as shown by Plat of Survey recorded in the Recorder’s Office of Pike County, Illinois, in Surveyor’s Record 10, at Page 73, all in the Original Town, now City of Pittsfield, situated in the County of Pike, State of Illinois. The above described real estate commonly known as 303 West Jefferson Street in Pittsfield. The above described real estate is in the City limits of Pittsfield and is currently zoned R-3, Multiple Family Dwelling District. Applicant requests that said real estate be permanently rezoned to B-2, Central Business District. PLANNING COMMISSION City of Pittsfield, Illinois Robert Smith, Chairman 6.13

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Lions Club awards seven scholarships The Pittsfield Lions Club announced seven scholarships during its June 7 meeting, due to the large number of candidates. Extra consideration is given to applicants who have assisted the Lions club with their activities and whose future career plans include a public service profession, though neither is necessary to earn the scholarship. The first scholarship recipient of $500 is Ciera Anderson of Pittsfield . Anderson plans on being a nurse and has helped serve the community in a variety of ways. She is active in her church as deacon, nursery attendant, and even serving dinners at the Crossroads. In school, Anderson has choreographed musicals and helped with dance camps for kids. She has the longest history of helping the Lions club of all the applicants, dating back to 2012. For the last 6 years, she has helped take tickets, run the rides, sell sandwiches and drinks, and sell t-shirts. When it was decided to enter the float contest for the Fall Festival parade, Anderson also created all the decorations for the parade. The second scholarship recipient of $300 is Joel Cook of Pittsfield. Cook plans on being a biomedical engineer to help injured and disabled people. His community service is varied to include volunteering as a youth wrestling coach and helping build the first crosscountry course at the Pittsfield Lake. School activities

include Saukee Nation fundraising events, volunteering at South School activities, and helping manage the annual food and toy drive. Outside of that, Cook has also helped the Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, and the Lions Club. Joseph Feenstra of Pittsfield was awarded the third Lions scholarship for $300. Feenstra plans on working in the field of medicine, either in optometry or family practice. His school service has included helping at South School fun-fair and Breakfast with Santa, and working with 5th grade band students. Outside of school, he has volunteered for the Boy Scouts, and works the technology for his church. Feenstra has helped the library summer camp for 3 years and does various needed projects at the East School Museum. He helped the Lions Club with the Christmas basket program this past year by assembling and delivering the baskets. The fourth scholarship was received by Madison Zumwalt of Pittsfield for $300. Zumwalt plans on being a nurse. In school, Madison’s service has included being in Big Brothers and Big Sisters, serving as a role model for young students. She is also involved in Rotary Interact activities, including trunk or treat. Zumwalt also helped the Lions Club run the rides at the Fall Festival last year. The Lions presented their fifth scholarship of $300 to Layne Gregory of Pittsfield




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The Pittsfield Lions Club awarded five students $300 scholarships, as well as two $500 scholarships, of which Maleah Richard, above, and Ciera Anderson were a recipients. Other scholarships were given to Joel Cook, Joey Feenstra, Madison Zumwalt, Layne Gregory, and Claire Smith for $300 each.

. Gregory plans on being an English teacher. The majority of Layne’s community service has been done at the Pittsfield High School. She has also helped at South School and has been involved with freshman orientation nights and meet the teacher nights. Through art, she has assisted with Pre-K art nights and workshops for elementary students. Outside of school, Gregory has volunteered at East Pike Lending Library and through Upward Bound, has worked outside planting flowers, weeding, and picking up trash. Furthermore, she was able to help the Lions Club by running some rides at last year’s Fall Festival. Claire Smith of Pittsfield receives the sixth scholar-

ship of $300. Smith plans on being a nurse. In school, she is active in FFA and raised over $1400 in one night for wildfire relief in the west. Outside of school, she is very active in her church, teaching 2 through 12 year olds. She is also the co-organizer of the Operation Christmas Child program, which sends shoe boxes of items to needy children throughout the world. Finally, the last scholarship goes to Maleah Richard of Griggsville for $500. Richard plans on being a flight nurse. She has been a member and president of Team IMPACT, and has organized coat drives, pet food drives, cookie walks, and Volley for Hope to benefit cancer victims. Richard



CIERA ANDERSON has also volunteered at several PTO events including carnivals, the Apple Festival and 5K Color Run. Most

LAYNE GREGORY Fridays she spends at the nursing home, playing bingo with the residents.

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Lion Kay DeHart, left, sponsored Josh McDonald, middle, as a new member of the Pittsfield Lions Club, at the June 7 meeting. McDonald has already been active the past couple of months and is an asset to the club. Club president Michelle Gates is at right.

Roy Quanstrom, left, presents Don Kirk and Annelle Kirk with an award for their 20 years of support of the Matching Gift Program.

Kirks receive award Roy Quanstrom, Senior Development Representative of Olivet Nazarene University of Bourbonnais, presented an award to Don and Annelle Kirk of Pittsfield in recognition of their 20 years of

support of the Matching Gift Program through the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to Olivet Nazarene University. Northwestern matches a contribution each year for

their representatives toward a non-profit accredited school of their choice. This helps equip emerging Christian leaders through scholarships to the Olivet students.

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The Pittsfield Lions Club held a ceremony June 7 officially deeming the Pittsfield Leos Club active. Aidan Poor, Randley Springer, Abby Springer, Kaitlin Miles, Danielle Booth, Nancy Olson, Cherise Anderson, and Katelyn Graham were present at the meeting and received their membership certificates. Those members not present were Chloe Stone, Lexi Ebbing, Braden Musgrave, Alan Carpenter, Noah Petty, Soren Pine, Iva Welbourne, Gretchen Wessel, and Allison Wessel.

Lions charter first Leos Club in Pittsfield By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press The Lions Club in Pittsfield has been around for almost a century. At their June 7 Lions Club meeting, president Michelle Gates announced the chartering of the first Alpha Leos Club in Pittsfield. The Lions Club have been pondering over the question of membership and visibility for a while, Gates said. In early February, the group decided it would be a wise idea to allow kids to take active rolls in the leadership and charity of the Lions organization. State Leo Club chairman Jerry Eiffert of Carlinville was invited down to the club’s February meeting to discuss what such a club would entail. A committee was appointed with Sharon Springer as chairwoman, to spread the word about the possibilities and

opportunities a Leos club in Pittsfield could mean for the community. “I think it is a fantastic idea [to begin such a club], and can’t wait to get started,” Gates said. With Tammi Philips’s encouragement at Griggsville-Perry and Gates and Springer’s at the various Pittsfield schools, the committee was able to have its first meeting March 22. “They have participated in the Ace Hardware grand opening, where we were working on our Diabetes Awareness campaign, as well as Tootsie-Pop Days, during the beginning of May. [They] will now be running the games at the Nicolay Hay festival this weekend,” Gates said. The club currently contains 17 members, ages 12 to 18, and will serve as an extension of the Lions Club’s charitable duties.

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Tom Mavity was at the Stage Coach Inn in Pleasant Hill Friday night signing copies of is book, ’T.H.A.N.K. Y.O.U.” The book is about positivity and chasing dreams and when to find the positivity in everyday life. He has been around the region doing book signings and selling the popular book.


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