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Diving into water issues Princeton approves study into flooding problems By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The city of Princeton is moving forward with an engineering study into the problems within the city’s sanitary and storm sewer systems. At Tuesday morning’s special meeting, the Princeton City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the Bloomington-based Farnsworth Group to evaluate the city’s sanitary and storm sewer issues, as well as the flooding issues in the Dover Road/Euclid Avenue area and the Greencroft/Metro Center area. The scope of the study will include the planning, design and coordination of various drainage improvements to address flooding and sewer capacity issues. The estimated cost for the professional services is $5,000 for the Dover Road/ Euclid Avenue area and an additional $4,100 for the Greencroft/Metro Center area, for a combined total cost of $9,100. According to a proposal presented at Tuesday’s meeting by Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson, the cost for the study can be taken from the street engineering, sewer engineering and funded depreciation line items of the city’s budget. In discussing the proposal, Commissioner Joel Quiram said he was OK with moving forward with the engineering study, but he wondered if the city shouldn’t also look at other areas like Thompson Street. Concerning the Thompson Street area of town, Clawson said he wants to make sure the new storage lagoon, built on the southeast edge of town, is functioning properly. He has sent a letter to Chamlin and Associates to

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Federal felony meth charges By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — Six Bureau County residents have been arrested on federal felony charges for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. At a press conference Wednesday morning at the Bureau County Jail in Princeton, Jim Lewis, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, announced a federal grand jury has indicted Shane Walters, 27;

Nicholas Hand, 29; Kyle Dye, 23; Jenna Regal, 23; Nikole Walters, 26; and Max Moritz, 32, all of Princeton and the rural surrounding area, with participating in a large conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in Bureau County. The federal grand jury returned the indictments last week in Peoria, but the indictments remained sealed pending the arrests of the defendants on Tuesday in Bureau County, Lewis said. Five of the defendants were taken to the Bureau Coun-

ty Jail and later transported to Peoria, where they were scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday. Regal is currently hospitalized for childbirth, with a summons to be issued for Regal’s court appearance at a date to be determined by the U.S. Clerk of the Court. The indictments against the six defendants allege the defendants conspired together and with others to manufacture

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The Rev. Robert Spilman and parishioner Mary Jane Marini visit outside Spring Valley’s St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Wednesday. Marini was chairperson of a group that studied the three Catholic churches in Spring Valley and recommended a merger. The merger, which will take effect July 1, will result in one parish named Nativity of Our Lord.

Spilman: ‘We’re becoming one family’ Catholic churches in Spring Valley to merge By Barb Kromphardt

SPRING VALLEY – In a community that once held four Catholic churches, soon there will only be one. On July 1, the St. Anthony and Immaculate Conception parishes will merge with the suspended Sts. Peter and Paul parish to become the Nativity of Our Lord parish. St. Anne’s parish closed in the 1960s. The Rev. Robert Spilman, currently pastor of St. Anthony and Immaculate Conception, will be the priest for the new parish. Spilman said he received word on April 26 and notified the parishioners that weekend.

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“We’ve known this was coming for a good year and a half,” he said. In June 2009, Masses were suspended at St. Benedict’s, Ladd; St. Thomas More, Dalzell; Sts. Peter and Paul, Spring Valley; and St. Gertrude’s in Seatonville. In September 2011, Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Diocese in Peoria asked every parish

in the diocese to participate in Growing In Faith Together. All 159 parishes and missions in the diocese were divided into clusters of several parishes to work their way through a process of self-study and evaluation.

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Clarifications/Corrections Clarification Recent certified and non-certified cuts by the Bureau Valley School Board were reduction in force dismissals.

Seeking Sources Are things a little fishy around your house? June is National Aquarium Month, and the Bureau County Republican would like to do a story about you and your aquarium, the fish that live there and why you enjoy this hobby. If you’d like to share your story, contact BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie at 815-875-4461, ext. 236, or email her at gcurrie@ ••• Oom-pah-pah, oompah-pah ... Do you play the accordion? June is National Accordion Month, and the BCR would like to feature an accordion player from the Illinois Valley. If you would like to share your love of accordion music and playing this interesting instrument, contact BCR Senior Staff Writer Donna Barker at 815-875-4461, ext. 244, or email her at dbarker@ ••• The BCR is looking forward to seeing your springtime photos to share with other readers. Email your photos and information to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at rroberts@ The Bureau County Republican is located at 800 Ace Road, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 815-875-4461 FAX: 815-875-1235 The BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN (ISSN 0894-1181) is published tri-weekly (three times a week) by the Bureau County Republican, 800 Ace Road, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356-0340. Periodical postage paid at Princeton, Illinois, 61356. POSTMASTER Send address changes to BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN, PO Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356-0340.

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Almost finished for another year Second-grader Evie Davis at Lincoln Elementary School in Princeton rests for a minute after loading up her book bag on Tuesday afternoon with supplies and papers to take home as the school year ends. Evie and her classmates, who are students of teacher Betsy Ferguson, joined other Lincoln students for a field day on Wednesday to nearby Zearing Park. With a teacher institute planned for today, Thursday, the Lincoln students will return to school Friday morning to get their report cards and then head into summer vacation.

Who did it? Princeton Explorers work with mock crime scene By Goldie Currie

PRINCETON – On Tuesday night, the Princeton Police Department was transformed into a murder crime scene – complete with blood, caution tape and fingerprints. It was all part of a mock scenario planned out for the Princeton Police Department Explorer Post No. 40 to solve. Solving the crime scene was one among many activities the explorers have taken part in this year to help them better understand the workings of the police force The group includes young adults from ages 14 to 21 and is led by explorer advisor Jenn Hand. “I try to give them a little taste of the many aspects law enforcement can include other than just policing, in hopes that something will intrigue them, and they will pursue a career that truly interests them,” she said. Following the unveiling of Tuesday night’s crime scene, the explorers learned to secure the scene, photograph the scene, collect evidence and fingerprints, measure blood spatter and report their findings, while attempting to narrow their suspects.

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Princeton explorer Zach Hicks photographs evidence left at a mock crime scene at the Princeton Police Department earlier this week. The activity allowed explorers to get an idea of how law enforcement officials handle real life murder crime scenes. Like in a real life situation, the explorers used a document that included fingerprints of the victim and possible suspects, and read background information and alibis taken from interviews with their three suspects. With the assistance of their advisor and officer Joel Drozda, they collected evidence from the crime scene and matched up fingerprints from items left at

the scene. In the end, the explorers deliberated until they were able to narrow down their suspects to one. “It takes a lot of time to put all of our meetings and activities together, but when the explorers interact and learn from what I’m trying to teach, it makes it all worth it,” Hand said. Among several other law enforcement activities, the explorers have also gotten to take part

in traffic stop training; building searches at the department; a K-9 demonstration with Deputy Chad Hall and Chica from the sheriff’s department; heard from a special agent from the Department of Homeland Security; got to go on a ride along with an officer; and got first-hand experience of what it’s like to be a patrolman. “I really wish I would have known about

the explorers in high school as I would have loved to be a part of it. I can only make up for it now by attempting to teach the current explorers about all aspects of this career field,” Hand said. To learn more about the explorers group, visit their Facebook page, Princeton Police Department Explorer Post No. 40. Comment of this story at

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Fix it or build a new one? Spring Valley considers its options By Brock Cooper

SPRING VALLEY — Power is back at the Spring Valley wastewater treatment plant, and city council members are debating whether to fix the existing plant or build a brand new one. “We have absolutely no idea what direction we are going to take,” Spring Valley Streets and Alley Chairman Tom Nesti said at Tuesday’s council meeting. The plant was damaged during the recent flooding, and the city has been working to restore the building; but they are looking at long-term and short-term options. The short-term option would be to fix the existing plant, but some of that money could end up going to waste if they take the long-term solution of building a new plant. The main issue is

funds. The city doesn’t have enough funds to build a plant on its own, and before a decision can be made, they need to examine all their options including insurance grants, low interest loans and federal and state money. Nesti was quick to point out the city has not decided to build a new plant. An insurance adjuster gave the city an estimate of $389,000, but city attorney Jim Andreoni had looked up another adjuster in case the city wanted to hire their own. Nesti said Illinois Department of Transportation may end up providing better access to the plant when they build the new bridge. The city did not vote on the approval of an air conditioning unit for the plant at a cost of $6,318 from Chapman’s Mechanical. Alderman Jim Taliano said the city’s only existing heating and cooling company, Summit Heating and Cooling, was not allowed to bid on the project, thus keeping the

money in the city. “Keeping business in the town, that’s what we’re here for,” Taliano said. The city will put the air conditioning project up for bid and allow all interested parties the opportunity. In other business: • The city council approved the purchase of a desktop computer and software for the economic development office at a cost not to exceed $1,100. • Council members approved website improvements by Invisual Technologies not to exceed $500 and to have Sterling Codifiers update and reformat municipal codes for new books to be put on the Internet at a cost of $1,800. • The city agreed to spend $8,000 to be part of the tourism marketing of Starved Rock County and Illinois River Road. • The council authorized the police department to sell a 2002 Chevy Blazer. • The aldermen put

together a wish list for the street program, and the Streets and Alleys Committee will get estimates on the various work to see what can be done. There will be a committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the street program further. There will be a Finance Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 11 to discuss contract negotiations and a public health and safety meeting to follow. • Economic development director Debb Ladgenski hoped the city would further support the sister city program with its Italian counterpart Acquaria di Montecreto. “So much of their heritage is our heritage,” Ladgenski said. Many of the family names from Spring Valley originated in that area, and they came American to work in the coal mine. Ladgenski wants to keep in contact with the sister city and possibly expand it in the future. Comment on this story at

Who says learning isn’t fun? Summer time brings fun options for PHS students By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — Princeton High School students can spend a part of their summer time learning Japanese animation techniques, playing strategic games, developing their cooking skills, and working on science and industrial arts projects. Julie Swedman, coordinator of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) site for PHS, has announced all upcoming PHS students can join a variety of summer clubs sponsored through the 21st CCLC program, such as cooking, anime, geocaching, games, art and industrial technology. Each club will meet at various times, Monday through Friday, at the school, Swedman said. Due to students’ summer schedules, regular attendance is not mandatory but is recommended. Looking at some of the specific clubs planned for the summer, Swedman said students in the cooking club will plan menus, cook the food and enjoy their creations. Anime students will focus on

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Hannah Erickson (from left), Hector Gomez and Alexis Richards participate in a Science Club project as part of the 21st Century program. costume play and anime illustrating. The games club will play a variety of strategic games and have bags tournaments. Geocaching will include using GPS devices to follow longitude and latitude coordinates in order to find a hidden cache or treasure, with a different site visited each week. Also, the art club will create pottery, paint with acrylics and weave with looms, Swedman said. The industrial technology club, which requires students to have had at least one engineering class at PHS, will work on engineering projects. In addition to these fun classes, English summer school and credit recovery classes will also be

available to students in need of making up credits and who have been recommended by the guidance department. These classes will be limited to 20 students per class. Interested PHS students may pick up a registration form and sign up for the summer program in the school library, by contacting Swedman at the school at 815-875-3308 or by emailing Swedman at Swedman said the 21st CCLC has allowed many positive opportunities for students at PHS. During this past school year, the program provided the means for several students, who were behind in required credits, to

take online classes. The access to these courses resulted in six of these students receiving their high school diplomas, she said. The grant also offers a variety of clubs that allow students to interact with their peers in a stress-free environment while learning to cook, create artwork and costumes, or conduct experiments. “Even though the programs offered include academic enrichment, my favorite aspect of the grant is that we are providing social-emotional learning skills for the students,” Swedman said. One situation which always makes her smile occurred during the after-school cooking club. “By the time the food is prepared, there are not many people left in the building, but it has become tradition for the students to welcome “stragglers” to join them in enjoying their meal,” Swedman said. “During one session, a student, who is generally a quiet student, lifted his head between bites and said, ‘We don’t just make food, we make smiles!’ He was right, and this makes 21st CCLC a success in my eyes.” Comment on this story at

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Save our Statue Group sets fundraiser for Sunday By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — An area group of women is working to raise money for repairs at the Soldiers and Sailors Park monument in Princeton. On Wednesday, Laura Rose and Kristi Warren, members of the Bureau County Republican Women’s Committee, announced a Save Our Statue fundraiser is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, prior to the Princeton Community Band concert held at the Soldiers and Sailors Park. Each $6 ticket will buy a barbecue sandwich, chips, water, a cookie and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available. The winning raffle ticket holder will receive a gift card for Festival 56 theater tickets, Rose said. Though Sunday’s fundraiser is sponsored by the Bureau County Women’s Committee, the event is definitely a non-partisan community project, Rose said. The committee is working on other Save Our Statue fundraisers for the summer with details on those events to be announced as they become finalized, she said.

Looking at the community project, Rose said it’s important to make the needed repairs to the monument as a way to honor the county’s veterans and history. “I feel it is important to preserve our heritage especially for veterans,” Rose said. “This will allow future generations to see what was important to us and worthy of time and money to maintain. This monument represents to this community and all of Bureau County a symbol of the greatest sacrifice that men and women have made to preserve our freedom and liberty.” In discussing the need for the monument repairs, Warren said the issue during the past years has been a constant water leak, which has taken a toll on the inside of the monument. In 2011 and 2013, a restoration company was hired to cut out, reseal and tuckpoint the joints on the top and base of the monument. This work has vastly improved the water issue, however, there is still a small amount of water dripping in the bucket. It is possible the restoration company will need to come back to see if there are any hairline cracks in the monument.

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From Page 1 methamphetamine during a two-year period, beginning in or about April 2011, and continuing to the present time. The conspiracy involved mores than 500 grams of methamphetamine, Lewis said. If convicted, the defendants each face a statutory mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years to life in prison, Lewis said. The indictments are just accusations, the defendants have to be proven guilty of the crime in federal court, he said. When asked what led to the investigation into the defendants’ drug activity, Lewis said local officers started putting together pieces of information received into the defendants’ activities. As the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle came together, it became clear these people were working together to produce methamphetamine, he said. The decision to prosecute the defendants on the federal level, rather than the state level, was made by cooperating law enforcement agencies in order to get the defendants out of the community for the longest period of time and to help make the community safer and healthier, Lewis said. Lewis commended

Churches From Page 1 Mary Jane Marini was the chairperson of the cluster group, which included members of the three Spring Valley parishes and St. Mary’s parish in DePue. Marini was born and raised in Spring Valley and had been a parishioner at all three churches. “The challenge was for us to look at the reality of the situation and separate it from the concerns of our hearts, parishes and attitudes,” she said. “We met often, and had long, sometimes heated discussions.” The program included questions the members had to answer regarding attendance and the CCD program, as well as outreach programs to Hispanics and seniors. “The parishes have an obligation to the diocese in order to operate,” Marini said. “People don’t like to think of church as a busi-

Flooding From Page 1 get the lagoon 100 percent completed, so it can be determined if the lagoon is working properly. Once that is determined, then the city will have a better handle on what other issues may exist in that area, Clawson said. Mayor Keith Cain said the engineering study will start in the two des-

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Jim Lewis (front), U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, addresses media during Wednesday morning’s press conference at the Bureau County Jail announcing the arrests of six Bureau County residents for the conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in Bureau County. Also attending the press conference (back, from left) were Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Resident Agent in Charge Glenn Haas, Chief of Investigations Division for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Kevin O’Connell, Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agent in Charge David Ford and Princeton Police Chief Tom Root. the various law enforcement agencies for working together in the investigation which led to this week’s arrests. Also attending Wednesday’s press conference were Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson, Princeton Police Chief Tom Root, Chief of Investigations Division for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Kevin O’Connell, FBI Special Agent in Charge David A. Ford with the Springfield Division, and Drug Enforcement Administration Resident Agent in Charge Glenn Haas. Also working with the investigation, but unable to attend Wednesday’s press

conference, was Bureau County State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann. In his comments, Thompson also thanked all the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies that worked together for one cause, which was to rid Bureau County and the region of methamphetamine. The investigation into drug use in the county will continue, he said. “Know that we aren’t going to sit back and we aren’t going to wait, we are going to keep investigating,” Thompson said. “This will help keep our families more safe.” On behalf of the Federal

Bureau of Investigations, Ford also thanked all the members of the task force for its successful investigation, as well as the community for its support in addressing the problem of methamphetamine labs in this area. Root also expressed his appreciation for the cooperative effort of the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, thanking especially the police officers, deputies and task force members who are going into the community every day to investigate drug problems in the community. Comment on this story at

ness, but you have to.” Finally the cluster came up with its recommendation. St. Mary’s would remain linked with the parish in Tiskilwa, and the three Spring Valley churches would merge. “In Spring Valley we took a leap of faith,” Marini said. “This was our choice.” Marini said the recommendation was especially hard for the members from Sts. Peter and Paul. “They were hurt the way their church was suspended,” she said. “The handful of active members had put in a lot of physical work and money to restore the organ.” In April, word came back from the diocese that the recommendation had been accepted. The next step was to come up with a name for the new parish. Spilman said it’s common to change names with a merger, and the diocese asked for the parishioners’ top choices.

After asking for input, the group submitted the names Nativity of Our Lord, St. Leo and St. Jude. Jenky chose Nativity of Our Lord. Marini is now the chairperson of the implementation team, which is at work with members of all three parishes. Marini said two special services have been planned. At 2:30 p.m. June 23 there will be a service to commemorate the history of all three parishes. The service will also include the closed parishes of St. Anne’s and St. Gertrude’s. The first official Mass of the new parish will take place at 6:30 a.m. July 1, and a celebratory Mass of the new parish will be celebrated at 4 p.m. July 6. Both Spilman and Marini said there haven’t been many questions about the change. Members want to know if Mass times will change, which is yet to be determined. Other members are concerned with the future of their building.

A decision about closing any building remains to be decided. Marini said that, as a cluster, they asked the diocese for recommendations for the siting of activities and to keep Sts. Peter and Paul open. Jenky said St. Anthony’s should be the main site for the new parish, with the other site to be determined by those involved in the parish. Spilman is enthusiastic about the new parish. “Before, when we were all separate, we couldn’t do everything we wanted to do,” he said. “Now, we’re becoming one family, and when we’re one, we’ll have more ability to reach out to the people.” Spilman said the new parish will combine the efforts of all the faithful. “We’ll have a more faithfilled Catholic community giving of their time, talents and treasure to God,” he said. Comment on this story at

ignated areas and can be expanded to include other areas. Looking to the future, Quiram said the city wants to grow in population, homes and industry, but the city’s system is already overtaxed. That’s a huge issue, he said. Cain agreed but said other cities are facing similar situations with overtaxed drainage systems. Following Tuesday’s meeting, Cain said the

engineering study could take 30 to 90 days to complete. Once the study is completed, then the city will have to decide what steps need to be taken and how to pay for those steps. The city will search for grant money but some of the work may also be able to be done in house, the mayor said. The Princeton City Council had considered the engineering contract with Farnsworth at its meeting on May 20, but

had voted 4 to 1 at that time to table the contract with Commissioners Bob Warren and Ray Mabry saying they wanted to get more information before approving the contract. Cain said he called for Tuesday’s special meeting so the council would not have to wait for its next regularly schedule meeting on June 3 before voting to go ahead with the engineering study. Comment on this story at

Bureau County 4-H Shooting Sports is preparing to offer its first program in the discipline of shotgun. This will be a six-session, 4-H Special Interest Club, where youth will meet with trained adult volunteers to learn about the safe and responsible use of firearms, marksmanship skills and more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth and conservation ethics. This program is open to all youth who were 10-18 years of age as of Sept. 1, 2012. Limited space is available in the program, and advance registration is required. There is a $65 fee for the shotgun program. Youth who are not already part of a 4-H Community Club, may also be required to pay the $20 annual 4-H program fee. Youth do not need to own their own shotgun to participate.

The shotgun program will begin on June 9 and meet weekly for six weeks. The program will take place at A2 Firearm & Tactical Training near LaMoille and is led by adult volunteers who have been certified through the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports volunteer training program. To register, please contact the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-875-2878. Youth who have previously completed enrollment paperwork should call to confirm they will be attending. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact 815-875-2878. Additional support for the 4-H Shooting Sports program is provided by University of Illinois Extension, Bureau County Pheasants Forever, Whitetails Unlimited – Illinois Valley Whitetails, Heartland Bank, the NRA Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation.


ty Board has spent $6,045 during the past two years to correct the water issue in the monument, which is beyond the amount which the county has budgeted for the monument. To repair the steel supports, repair the ceiling and possible investigative work to see if there are hairline cracks in the statue itself would be an estimated $5,000, she said. If the Save Our Statute group could raise the additional money needed, it would relieve the burden on the county, Warren said. It would be wonderful to have the work done by next summer, but it totally depends on the amount of money raised, she said. Comment on this story at

From Page 3 Once the water leak is totally eliminated, the Save Our Statue group would like to do repairs to the water damaged ceiling inside the monument, Warren said. There are also rusting steel supports inside the monument which need to be repaired. When the monument was first built 100 years ago, there was an interior chandelier that was lit every night, Warren said. It would be awesome if a replica of the chandelier could be put back in the monument, she added. Concerning the potential cost of the project, Warren said the Bureau Coun-

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PRINCETON — Barbara Jean “Barb” Marquis, 79, of Princeton, formerly of Buda, died at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Liberty Village Barbara of Princeton. Marquis Born on Oct. 17, 1933, in Chicago to Tom and Helen (Wernstrom) Haley, she married Donald “Bo” Marquis on April 21, 1951, in Buda. She was a graduate of Buda High School. Barb was a talented seamstress and co-owner of Fashion Fabrics in Princeton along with her sister-in-law, Colleen Marquis. She was also a floral designer at Shoppe on the Square, Shoppe on Main and Surroundings in Princeton. She was an active member of the Bunker Hill Church of God in Buda, serving as a board member, and volunteering in Kids Klub, church camp and the after-school church program, Gear-Up. Surviving are two daughters, Wilma “Willy” (James) Hewitt of Sterling and Cathy (David) Matthews of Prophetstown; one son, Tom (Ronda) Marquis of Princeton; one sister, Phyllis Gingher of Peoria; nine grandchildren, Rhea Noel of North Liberty, Iowa, Heather (Eric) Meyer of Bettendorf, Iowa, Matthew Hewitt of Metamora, Greg (Christy) Matthews of Washington, Ill., Karen (Nathan) Schlindwein of Chicago, Scott Matthews of Prophetstown, Benjamin (Joanna) Marquis of Ottawa, Alexander (Jordan) Marquis of Dunlap and Zachary (Brooke) Marquis of Urbana; 10 great-grandchildren, Hailey and Jenna Noel, Caitlin, Natalie and Ethan Meyer, Drew, Addison, Levi and Westin Marquis, and Owen Marquis; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one sonin-law, Michael Winter; and one great-grandson, Logan Marquis. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bunker Hill Church of God in Buda with Pastor Stephen Myong officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery in rural Buda. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Bunker Hill Church of God in Buda. Memorials may be directed to Bunker Hill Church of God in Buda or Vitas Hospice Community Connection. The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.grant-johnsonfh. com.

LIBERTY CENTER, Ohio — Clarence F. “Frank” Weirauch, 82, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the University of Michigan after a short illness. Born March 28, 1931, in Liberty Township to Clarence and Mary (Gerken) Weirauch, he married Loeta Jo Rabe Dec. 21, 1952, at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon, Ohio. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2009. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, where he served as a deacon, and played dart ball. He also played slow pitch softball. He was a volunteer fireman for the Liberty Center Fire Department for more than 50 years. He was also a hometown hero nominated by the fire department in 2009. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953. Surviving are four children, Joetta (Tom) Henry of Defiance, Ohio, Mary (John) Kruse of LaMoille, Arlene (Dave) Agler of Napoleon, Ohio, and Clarence Jr. of Liberty Center, Ohio; one daughterin-law, Deb Weirauch of Napoleon, Ohio; one brother, Roland (Carol) Weirauch of Napoleon, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one son, Mark; two grandchildren, Chad Henry and Randi Kruse; three brothers, Reinhardt, Fredrick and Norman; and one sister, Alma Young. Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Wauseon, Ohio. Burial will be in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Wauseon, Ohio. Visitation was held Wednesday in the WrightHabegger Funeral Home, 302 E. Maple St., Liberty Center, Ohio, and will be one hour prior to the services today, Thursday, in the church. Memorials may be directed to the Liberty Center Fire Department or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

SUBLETTE — Jerome C. McLaughlin, 87, of Sublette died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Mendota Community Hospital. He was born June 23, 1925, in Sublette, the son of Charles and Mary (Meade) McLaughlin. He married Ruby Leffelman Feb. 17, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Maytown. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2004. He had been a farmer and also worked for FS Feeds in Mendota and Henkel Grain. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by three sons, Norman (Jennie) McLaughlin of Rochelle, Tim (Barb) McLaughlin of Rockford and Roger (Kathy) McLaughlin of Yorkville; two daughters, Nadine (Dan) Koch of Rochelle and Monica (Dave) Weeks of LaMoille; one son-in-law, John Bickett of LaMoille; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Eleanor McLaughlin of Amboy. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marian Bickett; three granddaughters; five brothers, James, William, Clare, Bernard and Robert McLaughlin; and two sisters, Marjorie and Elaine E. McLaughlin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Maytown with the Rev. Richard Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Maytown, with military honors by Amboy American Legion Poth-Lavalle Post 453. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with a scripture service at 4 p.m. There will also be visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be left at www.thejonesfh. com.

Rita Ann Hopkins passed away peacefully at home on Mother’s Day, May 12. 2013. She was born and raised in Walnut, graduated from Walnut Community Grade School and High School (1949) and then graduated from West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing, Oak Park (1952). She was a flight attendant for United Airlines from 1952 to Rita 1957 and flew the Los Angeles-Honolulu Hopkins route for the last three years. She was united in marriage on May 5, 1957, to Donald M. Hopkins, M.D., at the Walnut United Methodist Church. She and her husband lived in Rochester, Minn., from 1957 to 1963 and then for two years at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Boston, Mass. She was a resident of Sacramento, Calif., since 1965 and was involved in community activities of the First United Methodist Church, Girl Scouts, Rio Americano and Jesuit High School parent organizations, as well as the Sacramento Medical Society Auxiliary. Her life revolved around her faith, loving family and wonderful friends. She enjoyed collecting Early American antiques, reading, gardening and arranging flowers. Preceding her in death were her parents, Amelia (Schrader) and Elmer “Bobby” Langford; her sister and brother-in-law, Inez Mae and Ernest George Norden; one brother, Claude Robert Langford; and one sister-in-law, Louise Marie Langford (wife of Jay Langford). Rita Ann is survived by her husband and their four children, Ann Marie Beach (John) of Johnston, S.C., Mary Lea Kelley (Stephen) of Nashua, N.H., Robert Jay Hopkins, M.D., (Joyce) of Frederick, Md., and Stephen James Hopkins, M.D., (Anne Marie) of Copperopolis, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Irvin Jay Langford of Sheffield; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Tuckerman Langford (wife of Claude Langford) of Forsyth, Ill. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their children. At Rita Ann’s request, there will not be a memorial service. There will be a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 for family and friends at the cemetery in Walnut. Memorials have been established at the Walnut United Methodist Church, 111 Liberty St., Walnut, IL 61376; and the First United Methodist Church, 2100 J St., Sacramento, CA, 95816. The Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Colleen Preiman CHICAGO — Colleen Ann Preiman, 50, of Chicago died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Midwest Care Center in Glenview. Arrangements are pending at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

Julia Lingwall KEWANEE — Julia M. Lingwall, 88, of the Kewanee Care Home, formerly of 704 E. Ninth St., Kewanee, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at the home. She was born June 3, 1924, in Pana, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Julia (Spinner) Matuszyk Sr. She married Richard D. Lingwall on Oct. 6, 1951, in Kewanee. He Julia preceded her in death on March 29, 1993. Lingwall Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Dwight) McComb of Madison, Wis., and Susan (Norman) Von Holten of Sheffield; one brother, John Matuszyk of Kewanee; one sister, Sister Ann Margaret Matuszyk of Hamburg, N.Y.; three sister-in-laws, Patricia Heise, Margaret Matuszyk and Marie Matuszyk, all of Kewanee; six grandchildren, Sara (Joel) Powers of McFarland, Wis., Scott, Andrew and Emily McComb of Madison, Wis., Jill (Dusty) DeRycke of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Jay Von Holten of Macomb; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Caroline DeRycke of Storm Lake, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Agnes and Mary Helen; two brothers, Joseph and Frank Jr.; one brother-in-law, Edwin Heise; and two siblings in infancy. Julia was a life-long resident of Kewanee. In the 1940s she worked at the Walworth Co. in the shell plant division. For more than 30 years, she and her husband owned and operated Kewanee Redi-Mix Concrete Co. where Julia handled the bookkeeping and answered the phone. She was a member of the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She loved roller skating, the Chicago Cubs, Polka music and spending time with her grandchildren. Julia was well known for making homemade Polish “kielbasa” sausage out of her Northside kitchen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The celebrant will be the Rev. Anthony Bernas. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with a rosary being recited at 4:45 p.m. Memorials will be directed to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at

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Anthony Morris MANLIUS — Anthony “Tony” Lynn Morris, 49, of Manlius, formerly of Sheffield, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Spring Valley Inn in Ladd. He was born Nov. 13, 1963, in Princeton to Charles Donald and Virginia Mae (Watson) Morris. He was a graduate of Western High School. He had been employed at LCN in Princeton. He served as a specialist in the U.S. Army. Surviving are two daughters, Riley Morris of Hennepin and Olivia Morris of Hennepin; and three brothers, Steve Morris of Sheffield, Tim Morris of Sheffield and Thomas Morris of Manlius. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Larry and Bob Morris. Services will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton. Memorials may be directed to his children.

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I need the sun! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of this gloomy, wet, rainy weather. I wish the clouds would break for just a day to give us some relief. I think we’re being cheated out of summer days. It seems if only there was a huge break in the clouds, we could finally kick off Summer 2013 with a bang. While this past weekend was suppose to be the “start of summer” with Memorial Day and graduation happenings, it felt more like we were COMMENTARY celebrating outside in the middle of March. I feel bad for the PHS graduates who were rained out of the annual commencement on the football field, and for those who planned outdoor barbecues and gettogethers. I sat outside at a graduation party in Zearing Park this Saturday and nearly froze to the bone. The rain was dripping and splattering; the picnic tables were damp; and the hostess of the party was a little less than impressed. Old grandmas were bundled under one blanket; a couple kids wore stocking caps; and as I shivered in my layers, I felt angered and annoyed that this is the May weather we got this year. Memorial Day weekend just didn’t feel the same without the sun. Our pool hasn’t been used; my mom’s flowers were shriveled and cold; and we ate our annual barbecue indoors as we listened to raindrops on the roof. Looking out as the puddles grew larger, I couldn’t help but feel for those who were hoping and praying for a dry basement in the morning. With the recent flooding, I know a lot of residents are scarred from the harm their soaked homes caused. This rain has surely put a damper on things. I sometimes enjoy a good, hard thunderstorm, especially at night when my bedroom window is cracked. But lately, I’ve been wishing for crickets and fireflies at the window. I usually like to put on a good thriller movie on a gloomy day, but I truly believe I’m running out of recommended selections to choose from on my Netflix account. I’m eager to wear my flip-flops and shorts once again, but the lingering 60-degree weather has me still living in long pants and heavy T-shirts. I crave driving will my sunroof open, but that option is obviously out of the question. I’m dying to take a swim in the pool, but I’m convinced the water temperature hasn’t even reached 50 degrees. When I look around, I know this gloom has an effect on everyone. I see sleepy eyes and drooping heads and hear sniffles from runny noses. Everyone looks as if they want to take a nap and bundle up a little bit tighter in their rain jackets. Looking at my weather app on my phone, it shows thunderbolts and rain for the next several days. Will we ever see sun again? I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed and see people’s statuses read, “I’m going to go build an ark,” “Will it ever stop” and “Not a thunderstorm fan tonight.” When I’m at the gas pump, I hear strangers say “Looks like were getting more rain today. We don’t need it.” As my grandma would say, “Mr. Sun? Where are you Mr. Sun?” BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie can be reached at

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Rich Foss Where did you grow up? On a dairy farm in northern Minnesota, 13 miles from the nearest town, Grygla, population, 192 in 1960. Family: Sarah, the best wife in the world; three children; four grandchildren. Occupation: Pastoral elder of Plow Creek Fellowship and CEO/ teachers’ assistant of Evergreen Leaders. What is the last song you listened to? “Step by Step” by Pete Seeger. What is the last book you read? “Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Aspergers” by John Elder Robison.

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Creek Fellowship, and together we would decide how to spend it as we do with all our income.

ert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Sarah’s nachos and beans; Plow Creek blueberries and strawberries, and Sarah’s chocolate layer cake.

What is the favorite thing about the city you live in? I love the community spirit in Tiskilwa. We have the Tiskilwa Historical Society, the Tiskilwa Community Association, and volunteers from the churches put on a Vacation Bible School for the youth of the community every year. We have a volunteer fire department and ambulance service. Since the late 1990s, I have had the honor of serving on the library board with an amazing group of people who have worked hard for over a decade to put together a plan to finance and build an addition to the library to serve Tiskilwa for the next 100 years. We will break ground this summer.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be? My laptop. What is your favorite local restaurant? Los Ranchitos Mexican Restaurant in Princeton.

What is the last TV show you watched? “NCIS.” If you were stranded on a des-

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would sign it over to the common treasury at Plow

People would be surprised to know that you? That Sarah and I were not married in a church building but were married at a Holiday Inn.

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Playing by the rules? To the Editor, St. Thomas More Church in Dalzell is to be merged with Holy Trinity Church in Cherry. The Diocese has made this decision as of July 1, 2014. Right now, we are serviced by Father Pat Fixsen who is the pastor at Holy Trinity Church in Cherry. Father Pat takes care of three churches — Arlington, Dalzell and Cherry and does a good job giving Dalzell and Arlington masses over the weekend, along with holding mass at Cherry too. I informed Father Pat we at Dalzell will work very hard to continue having a mass during the week and on Saturday, which gives us an opportunity to fulfill our religious duties and to impress upon the Bishop we want to continue beyond — July 1, 2014, and not be merged with Holy Trinity of Cherry.

Not too long ago on the CBS World News, Scott Pelly told of one priest in Milwaukee, Wis., who now handles seven churches. Milwaukee is a big city, and the churches are close to each other. The Bishop may want us to merge with Cherry, but we won’t go to mass at Cherry and will go to mass at St. Bede or St. Joseph’s in Peru, which is a lot closer to travel. I see no reason to merge with Holy Trinity Church, and the people in town are satisfied with what has been working. Then why do they want to merge our church with Holy Trinity Church on July 1,

2014? What will happen to St. Thomas More church on July 1, 2014; will it be sold? Also I read where the Spring Valley churches will be merged into a church (really St. Anthony’s) called The Nativity of Our Lord Church. What is wrong with the Very Rev. Robert Spilman handling all the masses in the other churches in Spring Valley? If one priest in Milwaukee,Wis., services seven churches, and Father Pat handles three churches now, he should be able to handle the three churches in Spring Valley. What will happen to the other churches in

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Spring Valley; will they be sold or torn down like St. Benedict’s in Ladd? In Allentown, Pa., the Vatican overturned a Bishop’s decision to close eight churches. And in Springfield, Mass., the Vatican rejected the Diocese to convert church buildings from holy to secular use. All this should give us hope to those who have challenged the Diocese of Peoria’s order to close and sell church property. Parishioners who have spent their lifetime worshiping and servicing their churches just to keep them open are being denied input into the reason for closure. I wonder if the Bishop of Peoria reads about what has been done in Allentown, Pa., and Springfield, Mass., and comments people have made in other newspapers? Or is the Diocese of Peoria immune to Vatican decisions that affect other communities, and  do they overrule the decisions of the Vatican and play by their own rules? Carlo Olivero Dalzell

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Donations — The Love Circle Group in LaMoille donated 19 blankets to the Freedom House. See Page 8.

Academics — Hall High School inducts nine students into the National Honor Society. See Page 10.

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Beat the heat Brenda Ringenberg (left), Terri O’Connor and Sandy Schadle stand with door prizes that will be given out at Saturday’s “Beat the Heat” picnic hosted by the Bureau County Multiple Sclerosis Organization (BCMS). The picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Zearing Park shelter. Anyone interested in finding out more information concerning the effects of heat on someone diagnosed with MS or who just wants to learn general information about MS are welcome to attend. Call 815-875-1560 to RSVP. Cooling gifts and door prizes will be handed out.

Watercolor class field trips planned PRINCETON — As a follow up to the spring watercolor class for beginners, the Prairie Arts Council will offer three Saturday field trips with instructor Mary Michael for the beginner to intermediate level of watercolor painting. Each field trip will be planned in advance and will feature a garden, a popular local landmark and a trip to Hornbaker

Gardens, where students will sit as a group in a special setting for their painting pleasure. Each student will receive personalized instruction from the teacher. Students should have some knowledge of watercolor painting and be able to draw or sketch. Students are required to bring pencils, paper and paint supplies. Drinks will be provided for the class. The class is intended for

high school age and adults. This class is offered as three Saturday sessions, June 8-22, from 10 a.m. to noon. Students will be notified ahead of time as to the location of the day. The cost of this three week class is $50 for PAC members and $55 for non-members. The registration deadline is June 6. To register, call the Prairie Arts Center at 815875-2787.

PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton conducted its April veterans workshop April 10 at the Legion post home. Six members of the unit filled 32 treat sacks were filled with fresh fruit, snack chips, special diet food, candies, cookies, Rice Krispie treats and doughnuts. The members of the unit fill treat sacks each moth for the veterans they serve in four local nursing homes each month as a way to thank you and to remember them for all they have done for our country, according to VA&R chair Clara Pease. Monetary donations

WYANET — The Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wyanet Locker. The menu will be rib eyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and pop.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Community Band will present the first concert of the season at 6 p.m. Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton. The ninth season of the band will feature the world premier of “The Red Covered Bridge” by Robert Sheldon. The world premiere of this work will be on July 21. This work was commissioned by the Princeton Community

Benefit planned WALNUT — A Trivia Night Benefit for Cora Peters will be held June 8 at the Walnut Park Shelter. Checkin will be at 6 p.m. The cost is $100 per table (10-person teams). To reserve a table, call Candy Lind at 815-379-9394 or 815-866-1297. Concessions will be available. To donate or volunteer to help, call Julie Estrada at 815-303-2523. Cora was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma in the summer of 2009. She has had several surgeries and rounds of chemo and radiation and continues fighting. This benefit will help with medical bills.

Pancake breakfast PRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group will conduct its semi-annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Legion post home, 1549 W. Peru St., Princeton. The men will serve pancakes, eggs, sausage, apple-

flea market and ARRL VE testing. Prize drawings will be held during the day. Food is available for purchase at the event.


PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a book fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 and 21. A bake sale will be from 7 a.m. to noon June 21. Both events will be held in the Medical Office Building lobby at Perry. Each year the Auxiliary hosts a variety of events to raise money to purchase equipment for the hospital. In addition to various fundraisers, the Auxiliary operate the gift shop in the hospital’s main lobby.

Blood drive in Tiskilwa TISKILWA — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room of the Tiskilwa Fire Department, 135 N. High St. You are eligible if you haven’t donated since April 8. Walk-ins are welcome.

Hamfest PRINCETON — The Starved Rock Radio Club will host its annual Hamfest on Sunday at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. This is an event for Ham Radio enthusiasts and anyone interested in electronics. The event will include large indoor exhibits, a

to ALA 125, 1549 W. Peru St., Princeton, IL 61356, Attn: Veterans.

Band. Featured on Sunday’s concert will be soprano Susan Nelson, a PHS graduate, singing “Stardust” by Hoagy Carmichael and “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Mis.” Nelson is a lyric soprano, based in Chicago. Her 20122013 appearances include Opera Delaware, Tiny Mahler Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra. She

is featured on the Grant Park Music Festival’s first a capella CD. This is Nelson’s third season as a soloist with the Princeton Community Band. Also featured at the concert will be a medley of Stevie Wonder songs and marches by Henry Fillmore and Karl King. The concerts are free but donations are appreciated. Lawn chairs are suggested and refreshments will be available.

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sauce, single servings of cold cereal and beverages. Tickets, which are available from any veteran or at the door, are $6 per adult and $4 for age 10 and under. This is a major fundraiser for the group.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The Lodge will also host a bingo night on June 18. For more information, call the Lodge at 815-879-5261.

can be mailed to Clara Pease, 321 Briar Lane, Princeton, IL 61356, or

Princeton Community Band kicks off season on Sunday

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American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 members Clara Pease (from left), Eleanor Sapp, Bernice Burke, Mariele Fisher and Jan Wedding filled 32 treat sacks during the group’s April workshop.

• Happy belated birthday to Oral Hollar, who celebrate her birthday on Monday. From Elaine Snow. • Happy belated birthday to Steve Snow, who celebrated on Wednesday. From, Elaine Snow.

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Bike-a-thon SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Playground Committee will host a bikea-thon for all ages from 9 to 10 a.m. June 8 at Homecoming Park in Sheffield. Walkers are also welcome. All pledges and donations will go toward purchasing new playground equipment for Veterans Park. For information, contact Shelby Salisbury at or 815-4544096. After the bike-a-thon, everyone is invited to stop by the fire department’s open house.



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Princeton Christian Academy students win state essay contests Mauricio Jones, an eighth-grade student at Princeton Christian Academy, has won the state title in the Elks Illinois State Essay contest held this spring. Mauricio More than 1600 students from all over the state competed in this contest. Jones won second in the state last year in this same contest. The steps to the state title included first winning the local lodge contest, then the Northwest District contest which includes Mendota, Galena,

Sycamore, Rock Island, Dixon, Oglesby, Freeport, DeKalb, and Princeton, before competing against all districts in the state of Illinois. Jones has won a total of $650 for his successful essay. He wrote the essay in his PCA English class taught by Marty Kiser. Mauricio is the son of Darin and Beth Jones of LaMoille. Anna Grey, a fifth-grade student at Princeton Christian Academy, won second place with her essay in the Elks Grand Lodge contest for Division I. Anna’s essay was entitled “What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me.”

Anna wrote her essay in Wendy Luft’s English class at PCA. Anna is the daughter of Buc and Anna Carmen Grey of Princeton. Both students were honored at the Elks Awards Dinner May 8 at the Princeton Elks Lodge. This is the third year in a row that Princeton Christian Academy has had state and national winners in the Elks essay contests. Penny Best is the State Americanism Chair who organizes and runs these essay contests.

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Freedom House receives blankets donation The Love Circle at the Community United Methodist Church in LaMoille donated 14 blankets and five receiving blankets to Freedom House on May 8. Accepting the blankets for Freedom House were (front row, from left) Rosemary Cain, executive director, and shelter advocate Amber Killian; and (back row) child advocate Angela Mehlrech and shelter manager Pam Busch. Also pictured are Love Circle members Janice Wamhoff and Deb Henderson.

Religion Briefs Community Coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the U.C.C. Parish Hall. Fresh-baked cinnamon rolls will be served.

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Reagan students rewarded for reading Reagan Middle School Library has awarded seven students a Bluestem Book Award for completing the 2012-2013 Bluestem state reading lists of 20 titles and passing an Accelerated Reader quiz on each title. The students will receive a Lamp of Learning medallion and a reading certificate. The seven winners are Lauren Frost, Izzi Hall, Samantha Munoz, Elizabeth Orwig, Riley Lucas, Taylor Quiram and Brynn Hieronymus. The award is for students in grades 3 to 5 and is named in honor of Big Bluestem, which is the state prairie grass. Reagan Middle School congratulates our winners.

IVCC’s holds World Language Organization meeting OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s World Language Organization (WLO) recently held its eighth annual meeting and new officer installation. New WLO officers for the 2013-14 academic year are Teirra Fulkerson of Grand Ridge, program executive, and Alexander Groh of Ottawa, membership executive. Installed as part of the Spanish language ceremony were new Sigma Delta Mu members Alex

Groh, Amy Lester and Carlie Quinn of Spring Valley, Shawna Wilcox of Peru, Teirra Fulkerson of Grand Ridge, Georgia Farris of Streator, Stacey Mounce of Manville and Blake Slutz of LaMoille. Zeta of Illinois Chapter of Sigma Delta Mu is the National Spanish Honor Society for the first two years of college. For information, contact faculty advisor Anna Marie Pietrolonardo at anna_pietrolonardo@

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PRINCETON — The First United Presbyterian Church, 320 Park Ave. East, Princeton, is adding an early summer service at 8:30 a.m. The more casual and less structured service will begin Sunday and last through Sept. 1. Everyone is invited

to attend. This will be a service of praise songs and music, inspirational messages and some personal testimonies. Lay leaders and Pastor Brian Hall will lead the service. The 10:30 a.m. service will still be held in addition to this new 8:30 a.m. service. For more information, call the church office at 815875-1306.

Vacation Bible school PRINCETON — The Evangelical Covenant Church at 24 N. Main St., Princeton, will hold its SonWest Round Up vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21. All children entering

kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend. To register, visit or stop by the church office. There is no charge to attend. Register early as spaces fill fast. For more information, call 815-875-2124.

Vacation Bible school TISKILWA — Enrollment has begun for the Tiskilwa Community vacation Bible school which will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 17-20. All Tiskilwa churches are involved, and kids from age 4 through the eighth grade are invited. To enroll, call Sherrie at 815-646-4156.

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Bureau Valley High School receives library grant MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School’s library will be able to purchase $4,522 worth of books to update and expand the nonfiction titles in the high school library. District Librarian Sharon Peterson received the grant award via the Illinois State Library through the Back to Books program administered by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White. Peterson said, “Bureau Valley was extremely fortunate that the Illinois State Library awarded our library a grant of $4,522 to purchase much needed nonfiction books for our students.

These print materials will update and enhance our nonfiction research collection. Many of our popular research titles and topics were becoming outdated. New topics need to be added to our collection. “This grant will have a great impact on our students’ research. Freshmen and sophomore students doing research papers will have greater access to materials immediately from our library shelves rather than having to wait for materials to arrive through interlibrary loan. As we add these titles to PrairieCat, they will be shared with other libraries within our

library system. Everybody wins,” she said. Through the Back to Books program, the state has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 230 Illinois libraries to acquire fiction and/or nonfiction books, learning CDs, DVDs, and other educational materials. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 per library and are made possible by a combination of funds from the Federal Institute of Museum and State of Illinois library funds. A complete listing of libraries that received grants is available at april/130416d4.pdf.

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Four generations of love Two-month-old Orion Cooper Massengale recently met his great-grandmother, Hannah June Hultine, in Princeton. Pictured (from left) are four generations of the Hultine family — Sarah Hultine Massengale (holding Orion), Hannah June Hultine and Lynn Hultine.

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PCA students graduate on May 24

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Princeton Christian Academy held its eighth-grade graduation May 24. Class members include Serenity Laurino (from left), Jordyn Pollok, Sophia Brandenburg, Kimmie Glenn, Mauricio Jones, Nolan Mallery, Katrina Rudolph, Grace Wolbrecht, Jenna Grimmer, Lizzy May, Basia Smallwood and Aliyah Cummings.

Martin Engineering raises $3,900 Martin Engineering in Neponset raised $3,900 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held May 11 in Peoria during its first Pink Day Celebration. The company held a pink bake sale and a raffle drawing. All funds were matched by the Peterson family.

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Nine Hall students inducted into National Honor Society

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St. Bede Academy names award recipients St. Bede Academy’s Fr. Kevin Gorman Award recipients are Brendan Zimmerman (from left), Barbara Prokup, Lydia Stariha and Bradley Groleau.

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SPRING VALLEY — The Hall High School National Honor Society held its induction ceremony at 10 a.m. April 30. The entire student body and faculty were in attendance, as well as family members of NHS inductees. The Hall High School band provided music for the ceremony. The National Honor Society is a very prestigious club. NHS members must be outstanding in service, leadership and character, as well as scholarship. A candidate must have a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or higher. Potential candidates fill out activity sheets, and then a select group of teachers (selected on a rotating basis) score the applicants based on service, leadership, and character. Current NHS members are: Sam Rizzo, president; Katie Hoffert, vice president; Jacquie Wallaert, secretary; Zach Croisant, treasurer; and Abney Bernardini, Matt Boucher, Olivia Brandner, Yesenia Castro, Rebekah Dagraedt, Nicole Ernat, Brett Fanning, Madisson Giacometti, Valerie Hoffert, Drew Lechner, Robert Charles Lentz III, Jacquelyn Petzel, Landon Piccatto, Alysia Scott and Stephanie Stocking.

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DeKalb Super-Sectional: St. Bede 6, ACC 1

Lady Bruins get a quick charge vs. ACC By Derek Johnson

In Lainie We Trust Shaw Media Service photo/Phil Marruffo

St. Bede senior ace Lainie Schweickert makes her pitch for the Lady Bruins in Monday’s super-sectional win over Aurora Central Catholic at DeKalb. The Lady Bruins topped the Lady Chargers 6-1 to advance to the IHSA State Finals for the first time in East Peoria.

SBA aims for trophy with No. 1 on it By Kevin Hieronymus

The Lady Bruins’ road to state St. Bede Regional • St. Bede 7, Somonauk 1 • St. Bede 9, Mendota 2 (title)

Oregon Sectional • St. Bede 6, Rock Island Alleman 0 • St. Bede 1, Stillman Valley 0 (10 inn; title)

DeKalb Super-Sectional • St. Bede 6, Aurora Central Catholic 2

PERU — “In Lainie We Trust.” That’s the motto for the St. Bede Lady Bruins as they play for the IHSA 2A State softball championship this week in East Peoria. The Lady Bruins have rode the strong right arm of their ace senior pitcher to their first state tournament berth, and it has been a remarkable run. Schweickert struck out 20 batters in a 1-0 win in 10 innings over Stillman Valley for the sectional championship with Abbey Nowakowski driving in the game-winner. Along the way to East Peoria, Schweickert struck out 12 in a 9-2 regional championship win over Mendota, was one out away from a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 6-0 sectional semifinal shutout over Rock Island Alleman and fanned 13 batters in Monday’s 6-2 super-sectional win over Aurora Central Catholic at DeKalb. “With Lainie we can go really far. She has proven over and over that she is an

“I told the girls the job isn’t finished. We are guaranteed a trophy, but we want the one that has a No. 1 on it.” Bill Prokup, SBA coach amazing player,” SBA senior catcher Lydia Stariha said. “The girls are confident right now. Something has changed in the last few weeks, they are super excited,  having fun together, and want the opportunity to prove they can play with anyone. We have a pitcher. We just need to play defense and put some hits together. Prokup said he had set aside some goals for the girls at the start of the season, but sees it’s time to update that list. “One of my personal goals was to create a memory and I think we achieved it. I guess I should add a new one…

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DEKALB — The St. Bede Lady Bruins are on the trail of program history after Monday night’s super-sectional performance against the Aurora Central Catholic. St. Bede ace Lainie Schweickert had 13 strikeouts in the 6-1 win over the Chargers. The Bruins wasted no time in the bottom of the inning with catcher Lydia Stariha hitting a lead-off triple. Hitting in the two hole, Barbi Prokup made it to first on an error and Stariha scored. By the time the inning was over, ACC pitcher Paige Miller had faced seven batters and given up three runs on three hits and lost one on an error as well. It was 4-0 Lady Bruins going into the second

At a glance: The Lady Bruins scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, sparked by a lead-off triple by Lydia Stariha. Lainie Schweickert struck out 13 batters, touched only for a solo home run in the sixth inning.

inning. “I was pleased that we got an early lead. That’s what we talked about,” St. Bede coach Bill Prokup said. “And, I had a senior hit a triple on the first atbat and that’s more than enough. But, Lainie Schweickert is intuitive…she’s a tough competitor. We wanted to get an early lead and that’s what we did.” Prokup also said that his senior leadership combined with underclassmen

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PC brings tradition to state baseball finals By Kevin Hieronymus

GRANVILLE — Dave Garcia can’t think of a better way for his senior players to go out than to play for the state championship this week in Peoria The PC Class of 2013 has led the Panthers into the IHSA State Tournament for the sixth time in school history. They will meet the Sidell Jamaica at 10 a.m. at Dozer Park, the home of the Peoria Chiefs formerly known as O’Brien Field. “Seeing this group of seniors come together and play their best at the end of the year is great to see. Getting down to state is a goal that we have every year. This group has put in a

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1A State Baseball at a glance: When: Friday, Saturday. Where: Dozer Park, Peoria. Pairings: Friday - Game 1: Putnam County (23-10) vs. Sidell Jamaica (22-7), 10 a.m. Game 2 - Wolf Lake (22-5) vs. Waterloo Gibault (21-6), noon. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 9 a.m. Title - winners 1-2, 11:30 a.m. BCR insider: PC by far has the most tradition of the four finalists. The Panthers have reached State now six times in school history, placing third in 2008 when head coach Dave Garcia was an assistant under Ken Jenkins and fourth in 1998, again under Jenkins. Sidell makes its first state appearance while Wolf Lake and Gibault appear for just the second time. BCR prediction: PC over Gibault.

State experience will last a lifetime for Lady Bruins If the Lady Bruins softball team wants to know what the experience of going to state is going to be like this weekend, they need to turn no farther than their athletic director, Tom McGunnigal. He was a senior member of the Academy’s baseball team that won the Class A State baseball championship 25 years ago in Springfield. And while McGunnigal


emphasizes that it does seem like 25 years ago, he said you remember everything vividly because it was such a great experience. “The best memories are just

those of being with the guys – my best friends,” he said. “We had a great time playing together. Winning came because we just pulled for each other and picked each other up. We got hot at the right time and just played our best.” The one memory McGunnigal said that always comes up when the boys get together is simply what they refer to as the “practice.” He explains.

“We lost to Putnam County here on a Friday night and we had a two-hour practice following the game, in our uniforms, right on the field we just played. We did not lose after that…none of us wanted John to be “silent” at us again,” McGunnigal said, in reference to his coach and current Bruins skipper John Bellino. If there is a similarity between his team and the St.

Bede Lady Bruins, who may just be the team to beat in East Peoria this weekend, it’s their pitchers. the 1988 Bruins (25-4) had senior southpaw Brad Koster and the Lady Bruins boast an equally dominating Lainie Schweickert. “I see this team of girls with that dominant pitcher just like Brad Koster was for us. I know when Lainie gets on the mound the girls have very

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From Page 11 create one that has a state title along with it,” he said. “I told the girls the job isn’t finished. We are guaranteed a trophy, but we want the one that has a No. 1 on it. St. Bede had to wait a day to find out its state semifinal opponent. The Biggsville Sectional was postponed five days to Wednesday, pushing the Athens Super-Sectional back two days. That required both to play in a doubleheader format on Wednesday at the Eastside Centre in East Peoria, the site of the 2A State Tournament which starts up Friday. Whoever they play, the Lady Bruins are excited and anxious to play. They seek to become just the second state championship team in school history (1988 SBA baseball) as well as the second female sports team champion from Bureau County (1990 Princeton volleyball). “It’s really exciting. It’s something that we have worked for all year and its just amazing to get there,” Stariha said. Prokup said they Lady Bruins will be ready to play whoever they draw and will “just going to try to take care of ourselves and can’t worry about the others.” He said their season ended with crazy weather and now the other three schools are ending theirs that way. The Lady Bruins have had their share of postseason heroes in addition to Schweickert. Stariha hit her first career homer in the regional opener against Somomauk; senior slugger Mo Dean homered and junior newcomer Emmi Christensen added a grand slam in the regional finals against Mendota; and junior Tara Kunkel manufactured the sectional title rally with a slap single before coming home to roost on Nowakowski’s game-winning hit. St. Bede becomes the first Bureau County softball team to reach the state tournament since Hall made back-to-back runs in 1987 and ‘88. LaSalle-Peru placed third in 3A in 2001. “We are all proud to be the first ladies team in school history to make it this far and the first in 25 years as a school for any sports team,” Prokup said.

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2A State Softball at a glance: When: Friday, Saturday. Where: Eastside Centre, 1 Eastside Drive, East Peoria. Pairings: Friday - Game 1: St. Bede (23-5) vs. Athens Super-Sectional winner, 3 p.m. Game 2 - Nashville (36-4) vs. Kankakee Bishop Mac (330), 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 3 p.m. Title - winners 1-2, 5:30 p.m. Team to beat: Bishop Mac. BCR insider: One of the finalists is going to get to state a little sooner than the other three. The Biggsville Sectional championship between Sherrard (26-6) and Tremont (26-0) was postponed by the weather since Saturday and was to be played at the Eastside Center Wednesday. That winner had to turn around and face Williamsville (28-1) in the Athens Super-sectional for the right to meet St. Bede in Friday’s state semifinals. Meanwhile, St. Bede, Nashville and Bishop Mac plot their course for a state championship run. Nashville is the defending 2A champion, having defeated Williamsville 6-2 in last year’s title game. The Hornets also won state in 2001 and placed third in 2004 and fourth in 1999. Both sophomore Maci Ingram and junior Shaye Hare shared pitching duties last year, but Ingram (174 innings, 26-3, 0.76) has become the undeniable ace. Bishop Mac beat three-time state champ Stanford Olympia 10-1 for the Seneca Super-Sectional title and have now outscored their five postseason foes 66-2 thus far, scoring 10 runs in its last four games. The Irish have a D-I pitcher (Bradley) Jaelen Hull (26-0, 0.60, 202 Ks in 151 ip) and a D-I shortstop Alee Rashenskas (.616, 7 HRs, 35 RBIs) BCR prediction: Bishop Mac over St. Bede.

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St. Bede senior second baseman Barbi Prokup makes a bunt attempt in Monday’s DeKalb Super-Sectional. The Lady Bruins made all the right moves to advance to state for the first time in school history.


From Page 11 talent paved the way to the state tournament. Schweickert (19-2) started off, striking three batters out in the first. Nothing happened for either team in the second as Schweickert struck three out and St. Bede stranded a runner with one hit in the inning. St. Bede repeated their stranding performance in the third. The Lady Bruins added a run on a fielder’s choice in the fourth to make it 5-0. Miller hit a lead-off home run in the top of the sixth inning to make it 6-1. ACC abandoned two base runners that could have made things interesting as Schweickert showed signs of frustration, battling a blister on her index

finger. But in the end, the Chargers, like most of St. Bede’s opponents this season, could do very little against Schweickert. “We spent the last two days practicing 60-mile an hour pitches (and) just putting the ball in play…just leaving your hips at home and putting the ball in play. What you can’t teach them is to lay off it (the rise ball),” Aurora coach Jim Hallahan said. “That’s where she got us. What little I could find on the Internet (Schweickert) was everything I thought she was going to be. She comes in and she looks like she is standing right in your face when she releases ball. In the first inning they came out aggressive against our pitching. It’s been the downfall of our team coming out and finding out what they are going to do against our pitching.”

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to this school and this district. Putnam County should be very proud. Hopefully we can keep this going.” Garcia, a 1998 graduate of Putnam County, has the distinction of now reaching the state tournament as both a player, assistant coach and head coach for PCHS. He played for former coach Ken Jenkins in 1998 and coached under him in 2008. Garcia said Wednesday he had not determined his starting pitcher for Friday, but is well-armed for battle. Senior Cody Ballerini (7-2, 1.96) got the start in Monday’s super-sectional against Hanover, but was knocked out in the third inning. Junior right-hander Harold Fay (7-4, 3.00) got the 6-4 win in relief and pitched a one-hit shutout for the 5-0 sectional championship win over Grant Park. Jamaica, a school of 120 students in Vermillion County, is making its first state tournament appearance. It coops with neighbor Catlin Garcia said Sidell is a young, but talented team. The Salt Fork Storm rely on the brother tandem of junior Cole (9-2, 1.26, 72.1 innings) and freshman Connor (7-1, 0.32, 43.1 innings) Taylor as its 1-2 punch on the mound. They have won 13 out of their last 15 games heading to state.

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SPRING VALLEY — There will be four sessions for the 2013 Hall Red Devils Basketball Camp. The high school camps will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 3-7, June 10-14 and June 17-21. The junior high camp will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 17-21. For more information, call Mike Filippini at 815-664-2100.


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Another beautiful day in Ontario. I have driven into Red Lake to get the OUTDOOR COLUMNIST campers license for our students and go to the library to type unpacked and our gear this article. in the boats, we headed Whenever traveling up out to try luck. Richhere, I am ever alert to ard Kirgan landed a 12 see some wildlife. On pound lake trout and Ken this particular trip, I Funfsinn, after a lengthy left after breakfast and battle, brought in a 15 headed into town and and a half pound northhad traveled only about ern pike. three miles when a big They had a late spring black bear crossed the up here and the ice went road in front of me. No out only a week ago. We danger, but his black should start hitting it shiny coat was beautiful. good and hopefully it will We had seen two moose on the way up, a cow and be perfect when our high school kids get here. a young bull, both near The chow up here the road. is great and so are the We still enjoy two old nights, even though favorites, the beaver and the loon. If you know the you might call them beaver is swimming near- nippy. We burrow into by, you are prepared. But our sleeping bags and breathe in the great if you are unaware of his Canadian air and sleep presence, the slapping of tail can really startle you. like a log. I hope things are good The loon has one of the most unusual calls in back Bureau County. nature. Our students find When we left the farmers were finally getting a lot them quite entertaining. of their planting finished. Our scouting group Its time to take the kids consists of my brother out fishing and have a Ron, the brothers Kirgreat time. gan, Larry, Richard, and I want to take this John and Jerry Pattelli time to wish all the and his partner, Randy Lafferty. Ken Funfsinn of Bureau County graduates the best of luck for Mendota is entering his the future. May you be second year. Six of us healthy, happy, and proshave travelled to Black perous.  Good luck! Bear Lodge for many Lee Wahlgren is the years. BCR Outdoor Columnist. We had arrived at Contact him at pdub52@ Black Bear Saturday afternoon. After getting

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Friday: Game 1 - Putnam County (2311) vs. Sidell Jamaica, 10 a.m. Game 2 - Wolf Lake Shawnee vs. Edwardsville SuperSectional winner, 12:30 p.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 9 a.m. Title - winners 1-2, 11:30 a.m. Lisle 2A Super-Sectional

team along with Koster. So 25 years ago, the St. Bede baseball team captured the state championship. The St. Bede softball team is primed to add one of its own. Be sure to follow them here in the BCR sports pages and online at www.bcrnews. com/sports. • If the Lady Bruins are able to match their baseball counterparts feat from 25 years ago, they would become just the second state champions from the Academy and the very first state champion for girls sports. With Lainie on the top of her game, I think the Lady Bruins are ready to add their name in the record books. The only other Bureau County female sports team crowned as State champion was the 1990 Princeton volleyball team. There have been three other state champions from Bureau County - the 1995 and 2001 Hall football teams and the 2005 Bureau Valley football team. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him a

Washington 3A Sectional

Wednesday: Game 1 - Galesburg vs. Metamora. Game 2 - LaSalle-Peru vs. Peoria Notre Dame. Saturday: Title - Winners 1-2, 11 a.m.


DeKalb 1A Super-Sectional

Monday: Milledgeville 4, Putnam County 1 DeKalb 1A Super-Sectional

Tuesday: Illini Bluffs 8, Gardner SW 1 Athens 1A Super-Sectional

Wednesday: Hardin Calhoun vs. Toledo Cumberland.

Monday: Lisle 5, Beecher 4 2A State Finals at Peoria

Friday: Game 1 - Lisle vs. Teutopolis, 3 p.m. Game 2 - Pleasant Plains vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 3 p.m. Title - winners 1-2, 5:30 p.m.

1A State Finals at East Peoria

Friday: Game 1 - Goreville vs Athens super-sectional winner, 10 a.m. Game 2 Milledgeville vs. Illini Bluffs, 12:30 p.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 10 a.m. Title - winners 1-2, 12:30 a.m.

Biggsville 2A Sectional (at East Peoria)

Wednesday: Sherrard vs. Tremont DeKalb 2A Super-Sectional

Monday: St. Bede 6, Aurora CC 1 Athens 2A Super-Sectional (at East Peoria)

Wednesday: Williamsville vs. Biggsville Sectional winner. 2A State Finals at East Peoria

Friday: Game 1 - St. Bede (23-5) vs. Athens Super-Sectional winner, 3 p.m. Game 2 - Nashville vs. Kankakee Bishop Mac, 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 3 p.m. Title - winners 1-2, 5:30 p.m. Coal City 3A Sectional

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Sprint Cup Race: Coca-Cola 600 Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway When: Sunday, 6:00 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX Sports 2012 Winner: Kasey Kahne

Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race, still a grind ‘mentally and mechanically’ for Carl Edwards Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is NASCAR’s longest race, but it’s not quite the endurance event it once was. The cars are much more reliable today than in years past, and the drivers generally are in much better physical condition than their predecessors, who had to make the distance run without modern conveniences like power steering and cooling equipment inside the cars. Still, it can be a grind for the participants. “Specifically, I don’t prepare a lot differently physically, but mentally, I think all of us have to prepare a little bit for the extra distance,” Carl Edwards said on this week’s NASCAR teleconference. “It is a grueling event. If the temperatures are high the whole weekend, everyone starts the event hot and worn out already.” At 600 miles, the race isn’t that much longer than many others on the circuit, but Edwards said he can feel the difference. “There’s something about that last 100 miles that makes it a lot more mentally tough,” he said, adding that those last 100 miles also can have the people who prepare the cars on edge, fearing a failure. “The engine department has to make sure that everything is going to last,” he said. “You

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Carl Edwards prepares himself for the challenges of Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2012. worry about hubs and drive plates, transmissions, all those things that wear out. “An extra 100 miles is a long ways, especially with how hard we’re pushing these cars. Last week we saw how tough this track can be. Mentally and mechanically, it’s a tough race.” Edwards has never won a Sprint Cup race at Charlotte, and despite his pole-

winning effort in last week’s All-Star Race, he and his Roush-Fenway Racing teammates haven’t shown their usual speed on intermediate-length tracks like Charlotte. “It’s not where it needs to be, where we want it to be,” he said of his team’s intermediate-track performance. “Everybody in the shop is working as hard as we can. Trust me, we’ve

sat down and had some meetings where we’ve had tough conversations about what we need to do to be better, what we can do.” But Edwards said there have been bright spots, such as Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s strong run at Kansas Speedway, and he said there’s plenty of time left to do some testing and get up to speed before the start of the Chase for

the Sprint Cup. “We’re going to try to focus on our weaknesses so we can be as good as we can be in the Chase,” he said. “We plan on having all three cars (Edwards, Greg Biffle and Stenhouse) in the Chase. “If we can have a little bit of good luck all around, we’ve got a really good shot at being pretty good in the Chase.”

Bruton Smith considers shifting fall race Over the years, track owner Bruton Smith has had a habit of stirring the Sprint Cup pot on weeks when his tracks are hosting races. This week, Smith told a Charlotte TV station, WBTV, that there’s a good chance he’ll move the fall Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway to another of his tracks, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which now has just one Cup race. “I’ve been having some strong conversations about one of these events being moved,” Smith told the station. “And Las Vegas is a great place — it’s the entertainment capital of the world — and they want another event.” Smith told WBTV that dollars will drive the decision on whether to move the fall race, which has been run at Charlotte since the track was built in 1960. “When the game is over, it’ll be money, money, money. Money will move it,” Smith said. “I’d say (the chances) are about 70/30.” But some are skeptical that a move is being seriously considered. “I highly doubt whether we see that race move to a different location,” driver Greg Biffle said on a teleconference this week. “If your race is well-attended, I don’t see any reason for moving it.”

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Business&Ag Nauman, Grebner retire from Heartland Health Care HENRY — The public is invited to attend the open house and retirement parties for dietary manager Charlene Nauman and Barbara Grebner RN on May 31 at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry. Nauman started with Heartland on April 15, 1991, and began to learn every job in the kitchen. In 2001 when the dietary manager resigned, she decided to apply for the position and completed the dietary managers courses and state required testing. During Nauman’s career, she helped create the independent dining program which tied in with the center’s rehab patients program. She also started the Breakfast Your Way Program, turning the kitchen into a short order grill giving patients and employees breakfast their way every Thursday. She said she will

miss Heartland — that it has been like family to her during good times and difficult times. Grebner has had license plates RN 53 for years. That is because at age 53 she received her registered nursing license. From janitor to bus driver, she went back to school to follow her dream when she was 50 years old. Heartland hired Grebner right out of school in 1996. She moved from general nursing care, managing her own hallway, to director of care delivery for the afternoon shift. She also has taught CNA classes for IVCC at Heartland for more than three years. After her retirement from Heartland, she will still continue those classes for IVCC at Heartland. The open house begins at 2 p.m. May 31 and is open to the public.

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Health department releases scores The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam counties to inspect the operation. Health inspectors use an identical scorecard at each facility, where they check for health code compliance

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in 45 areas. Each area carries a rating from one to five, with five being the most critical. Inspectors check the entire operations of the facility in 14 different categories, such as food protection, personnel and garbage and refuse disposal. Beginning with a score of 100 points, the health inspector deducts one to

five points for every violation. The final total is the facility’s inspection report score. A passing food inspection score is 65 or above. At 65, the Bureau/Putnam County ordinance allows the health department to close an establishment, but a score doesn’t have to be that low for the

department to close it. It depends on the number of critical and non-critical violations and the type of violations. Certain combinations can create a domino effect for food borne outbreaks. All inspection reports are a matter of public record and can be seen at the Bureau County Health Department in Princeton.

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Tammy Benson is the owner of The Brickhouse, a bar that recently opened in downtown Manlius.

Brickhouse opens in Manlius By Lyle Ganther

MANLIUS — Tammy Benson recently fulfilled a dream of opening the Brickhouse in downtown Manlius. “It took me four and one-half months to remove the half-inch horsehair plaster on the brick walls of this building,” she said. “We took it down with a hammer and sanded it before putting four coats of paint on the brick.” New septic sewer, new gas lines and new electric and plumbing were also part of the renovation of the building prior to Benson opening it for business on May 4, after

buying the business on May 23, 2012. “We wanted to keep the history of the building and make it modern at the same time,” she said. Everything was replaced in the building from the rotten support beams in the basement up to the second floor living area. The Brickhouse is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday. It is closed on Wednesdays. Benson, who has worked in bars and restaurants her whole life, raised her three children in Walnut. Since they are

all grown, Benson felt this would be the time for her to own a business. “I know lots of people in the area and wanted to do this for a long time,” she added. Even though Benson opened for business May 4, her future plans are to expand by serving food in a kitchen that will be opened when it is financially feasible. Benson and her friend, Matt Dale, did the vast majority of the renovation work they could after Benson bought the property last year. Electrical and plumbing contractors had to be hired to do this work on the building. Benson decided to

call it the Brickhouse in honor of her work on restoring the original brick walls of the building during the extensive renovation she and Dale did on the building that may have been torn down due to its condition prior to Benson buying it in 2012. The building she bought has a rich history in Manlius. The most recent business operating out of it was a heating and cooling business. There also used to be a hair salon, a pharmacy and ice cream parlor. The Brickhouse’s phone number is 815445-7059. Comment on this story at

The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: May 6, 2013 Margaret and Steven Kalman to Marcus Biagioni, warranty deed, Lots 10-11 in Block 35 in Greenwood’s Addition, Spring Valley, $27,000. U.S. Bank to Angel Raya, warranty deed, Lot 9 in Block 4 in Banschbach’s Fourth Addition, DePue, $10,500. Ronald Bitting to Nevin Wirth, warranty deed, part of Lot 2 in Block 1 in Westervelt’s Addition in Buda, Lots 25-30 in Brainard’s Addition in Buda and Lots 39-40 in Foster’s Addition in Buda, $30,000. Laura and Steven Gray to Clay and Margit Begly, warranty deed, Lot 11 in Sherwood Glen Subdivision, Princeton, $265,000. Abraham and Gonzalo Esparza to Gregory Fischer, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in LaMoille Township, $50,000. Felicitas and Refugio Castaneda to Gregory Fischer, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in LaMoille Township, $45,000. May 7, 2013 Minnie Lange and Judith Schneid to Lawrence and Veronica Piper, joint tenancy deed, Lot 10 in Block 9 in North Addition, Princeton, $35,000. Judith NiemannVanderveen to James and Laura Albrecht, administrator’s deed, part of Section 33 in Wyanet Township,

$1,607,500. Kevin Kennedy to James and Laura Albrecht, deed in trust, part of Section 9 in Princeton Township, $1,011,000. May 9, 2013 George Dinsmore to Penny Lindquist, warranty deed, part of Lot 7 in Block 1 in Keim’s Third Subdivision, DePue, $26,000. Scott Bergen to John Larios, warranty deed, Lot 10 in Block 35 in Ladd, $64,500. David and Judy Walker to Ronald and Amanda Schoff, warranty deed, part of Section 16 in Princeton Township, $11,000. Robert and Vickie Yearian to Justin Peterson, warranty deed, Lots 10-11 in Block 2 in Homeway Second Addition, Walnut, $95,000. May 10, 2013 Michel and Nicole Ori to Randall Reynolds, warranty deed, Lots 5-6 in Block 20 in Myrick’s First Addition, Cherry, $83,000. Leslie and Marilyn Johnston to Paul Scruggs and Vickie Vetter-Scruggs, warranty deed, part of Sections 20-21 in Arispie Township, $265,500. Danelle Properties LLC and Whitney Lynch to Danella Properties LLC, warranty deed, part of Section 21 in Princeton Township, $169,000. Lloyd Anderson to Tamara Bauer, warranty deed, Lot 13 in Anderson Subdivision, Princeton, $20,000. Steven Reinbeck to Matthew Johnson, warranty deed, all of Lot 1 and part of Lot 2 in Block 7 in Manlius, $35,000.

LegalNotices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) WAYNE C. ) BOEHLE, ) Deceased ) NO. 2013-P-50 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Wayne C. Boehle. Letters of Office were issued on May 17, 2013, to Betty L. Boehle, 430 Griswold Street, Princeton, Illinois, as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before November

25, 2013, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 17th day of May, 2013 /s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk William S. Beneke ARDC #6182046 RUSSELL, ENGLISH, SCOMA & BENEKE, P.C. Ten Park Avenue West Princeton, IL 61356 (815) 875-4555 Published in the Bureau County Republican May 23, 30 and June 6, 2013.

Twin Towers Plaza, Suite 203-456 Fulton Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602. Claims must be filed on or before December 10, 2013, or six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this Claim Notice, whichever is later, and any claim not filed on or before that date is barred as to the estate. If mailing or delivery of a notice from the independent executor is required by the provisions of Section 18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, then the date of filing claims shall be the later of the date stated above or three months from the date of mailing or delivery. Claims must be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at Bureau County, Illinois, or with the Independent Executor, or both. Within ten (10) days after a claim is filed with the court, a copy of the claim must be mailed or delivered to the Independent Executor and to his attorney and file with the court proof of mailing or delivery of the copies. Dated: May 23, 2013 LEE DOYLE, Independent Executor /s/ David L. Cover, his attorney Cover, Evans & Fricke, LLP Attorneys for Petitioner Twin Towers Plaza Suite 203 - 456 Fulton Street Peoria, Illinois 61602 (309) 673-8227 ARDC #0528420 email: Published in the Bureau County Republican May 30, June 6 and 13, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS In The Matter of The Estate of ) MARYLU E. DOYLE, ) Deceased. ) Case No. 13 P 46 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of MARYLU E. DOYLE, of 12751 2250 E. Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Letters of Office were issued to LEE DOYLE, Independent Executor, 573 County Road 1400 North, Henry, Illinois 61537, whose attorney is DAVID L. COVER of Cover, Evans & Fricke, LLP,


in the above cause on May 17, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on June 14, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT ELEVEN (11) IN BLOCK SEVEN (7), SECOND PARK SUBDIVISION TO THE VILLAGE OF DEPUE, COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE UNDERLYING COAL AND FIRECLAY TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO DIG, MINE AND REMOVE SAME FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID PREMISES. SITUATED IN BUREAU COUNTY, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 307 E. 3RD STREET, DEPUE, IL 61322 Property Index No. 17-35-476-002. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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 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 will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF 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 14-12-03288. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-03288 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 12 CH 00013 TJSC#: 33-11937 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I533389 Published in the Bureau County Republican May 16, 23 and 30, 2013. Visit us at

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Surprise delivery Mike Vaughn captured this spontaneous moment during Ohio High School graduation ceremonies on May 24. Missy Dunn (second from left) had just finished her valedictorian speech when her nephew, Ethan Dunn, 3, ran up on stage and presented her with flowers. He then stepped back and started to clap, which prompted the crowd to join in. Ethan then exited the stage where his father, Joe Dunn, was waiting.

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It’s swimming pool time! Mike Anderson, maintenance coordinator for the Princeton Park District, removes stones from the bottom of Alexander Pool in Princeton as he prepares for the summer pool season. Area outdoor community pools are scheduled to open Saturday, June 1. Following are the hours for this season: Alexander Park Pool in Princeton Hours for open swim: Noon to 6 p.m. daily and extended hours noon to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Walnut Park District Pool Hours for open swim: 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. daily. Spring Valley Coveny Memorial Pool Hours for open swim: Noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday; and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. BCR photo/Goldie Currie


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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar June 3 Princeton City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers Princeton Park District, 4:30 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center Sheffield Village Board, 7 p.m., Sheffield Community Center Walnut Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall

June 4 Dover Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Manlius Village Board, 5:30 p.m., village hall

Auction Calendar June 1 – Al Pascoe, large amount of tools, tool-related items and outdoor items, 10 a.m., 2017 Sixth St., Peru, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. June 2 – Clifford and Pearl Evelhoch estate, appliances, antiques, collectibles, household, beer signs, guns, tools, outdoor, coins and paper money, 10 a.m., 421 E. Cleveland St., Spring Valley, Bradleys’ and Immke Auction Service, auctioneers. June 2 – Mike Kallas estate, real estate, tractor, shop equipment and antiques, 10 a.m., 126 W. Fifth St., Kewanee, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. June 2 – Art, artifacts, fossils, antiques, paintings, decoys, American Indian art, 10:30 a.m., 3401 N. State St., Ottawa, Higdon Auction Services, auctioneers. June 3 – Jack Rooney, restaurant equipment, accessories, antiques, household, 10 a.m., 120 N. Main St., Cherry, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. June 8 – Rich Bartman, real estate, 10 a.m., 87 S. Sixth St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. June 9 – Mrowicki Builders, vehicles, cargo trailer, steel sea containers, woodworking tools, contractor tools, 10 a.m., 8 Polar Drive, LaSalle, Bradleys’ and Immke Auction Service, auctioneers. June 11 – Art and Donna Johnson estate, real estate, 5:30 p.m., 136 N. Washington St., Sheffield, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. June 18 – Lorena Wallace estate, land auction, 7 p.m., sale held at Arnie’s Happy Spot, Deer Grove, Wallace Land Co., auctioneers.

Seeking Sources Are things a little fishy around your house? June is National Aquarium Month, and the Bureau County Republican would like to do a story about you and your aquarium, the fish that live there and why you enjoy this hobby. If you’d like to share your story, contact BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie at 815-8754461, ext. 236, or email her at ••• Oom-pah-pah, oom-pah-pah ... Do you play the accordion? June is National Accordion Month, and the BCR would like to feature an accordion player from the Illinois Valley. If you would like to share your love of accordion music and playing this interesting instrument, contact BCR Senior Staff Writer Donna Barker at 815-875-4461, ext. 244, or email her at ••• The BCR is looking forward to seeing your springtime photos to share with other readers. Email your photos and information to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at You can also drop a photo by our office at 800 Ace Road, Princeton. Remember to let us know where you took the photo, as well as who is in it.

Wanted: Lost military medal owners SPRINGFIELD – On Memorial Day weekend, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford asked Illinois residents to take a moment to check the official list of names with the Operation Reunite program. Operation Reunite is a program that strives to link veterans and their families with any unclaimed military medals, awards and military artifacts that have been transferred to the treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division. Rutherford launched Operation Reunite in 2011, shortly after taking office. “This week I had the pleasure of returning a Purple Heart to an honored Illinois veteran’s grandson. We have given back several military medals, but we still have 108 medals in our vault waiting to be claimed,” said Rutherford. “Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to visit our website and check to see if you have any friends or family that may appear on our Operation Reunite list. It is my goal to return each and every one of the medals and awards that belong to these veterans or their heirs.” The list of names is printed on the Operation Reunite brochure, which can be found at Most notably in the past year, Rutherford returned two Purple Hearts to a woman in Rockford whose family earned the medals, and returned a Bronze Star to veteran Tommy Fenton of Mount Vernon, meaning two families now have their loved one’s honors in their hands. Other military medals the treasurer’s office has in its custody include, but are not limited to, Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars, a Navy Cross, and a Spanish American War Medal. “It is quite a challenge to track down those who

own these medals. If anyone recognizes a name on the list, please let us know,” said Rutherford. “While we typically have cities connected to the names of most medal owners, and perhaps even a last known address, enough time has passed that the address is no longer valid. Receiving a tip about a veteran’s new address or the whereabouts of the veterans’ families would likely allow us to reunite these medals with the rightful owners.” The email address for the Unclaimed Property Division is info@Icash.Illinois. gov or they can be contacted at 217-785-6998. The vault located beneath the Illinois State Capitol contains thousands of lost or forgotten valuables, including nearly 200 military artifacts, which includes medals, belonging to the men or women who have dutifully served our country. The valuable military awards span more than a century of American conflict, including one medal that dates back to the Spanish American War, circa 1898. Other priceless items include service records, dog tags and commendations from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The Illinois State Treasurer’s Office came to be the caretaker of these military artifacts after they were lost or forgotten. Often, a veteran of the armed forces or a family member has stored these objects in a bank’s safe deposit box and forgotten about them over time. Banks eventually relinquish stewardship of the contents of these boxes to the treasurer’s office. The treasurer then serves as the custodian for these items, storing and protecting them in the state vault under the Capitol until they may be reunited with whom they rightfully belong.

Don’t get scammed when donating to tornado victims CHICAGO — In the wake of a tragedy, scammers like to rise and take advantage of kind, giving people. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) is alerting consumers of the possibility of phony charity scams related to the Oklahoma tornado. “Tragedies bring people together and inspire many to help out by giving,” said Steve J. Bernas, president/ CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Unfortunately, the aftermath of natural disasters is also a time when scammers find ways to take money from good people.” The BBB recommends asking the following questions before choosing to donate to a specific charity: • Is this a charity I can trust? Look at the appeal carefully; some charities have similar sounding names. Don’t be fooled by names that look impressive or that closely resemble the name of a well-known organization. Check with your appropriate state government authorities (this is usually a division of the state’s office of the attorney general) to verify the charity is registered to solicit in your state. Also, visit the website of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance at www. to find out whether a national charity meets the 20 BBB charity standards that address charity governance, finances, fundraising, donor privacy and other accountability issues. • How will the charity use my donation? Ask questions about how your donation will be used. Beware of appeals that bring tears to your eyes but give few details of what the charity is doing about the problem it describes so well. For example, if the charity says it’s helping the homeless, do they explain how (shelter, food, medical care) and where this is taking place? • Watch out for statements such as “all proceeds will go to the charity.” This can mean that only the money left after expenses, such as the cost of written materials and fundraising efforts, will go to the charity. These expenses can sometimes be high, so check carefully. • Is my donation tax deductible? If you want to take a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes, make sure the organization is tax exempt as a charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A charity appeal will usually include a reference to this. To verify

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Community coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee on Saturday, June 1, at U.C.C. Parish Hall from 7 to 10 a.m. Fresh-baked cinnamon rolls will be served.

50th Mr. and Mrs. Jim Starkey of Seatonville, June 1. 55th Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gunberg of Princeton, May 31.

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June 4 • Jacqui Foster • Sue Haley • Joanne Henkins • Lynn Wright • Robin Rummery • Paula Ziegler • Kathy Varadi • Todd Buckman June 5 • Doris Grothaus • Jordan Porter • Beth Nelson • Wanda Wagner

Births Aragon Solorio — Armando Adolfo Aragon and Maria de Jesus Solorio of DePue, daughter, May 14. Carlson — Andy and Jennifer (Philhower) Carlson of Lombard, daughter, May 12. Fry — Jeremy and Lori (Romanelli) Fry of LaMoille, son, May 21. Leon — Eddie Leon and Alicia Reyes of DePue, daughter, May 12. Mauch — Lane Mauch and Erin Henkel of Mendota, daughter, May 18. McCoy — Mitch and Katrina (King) McCoy of Princeton, daughter, May 17. Novero — Jason and Gretchen (Conrao) Novero of Spring Valley, daughter, May 20.

Death Notices Brutcher — Mary Christine Brutcher, 92, of Princeton, May 20. Buettner — Clayton F. Buettner, 84, of Mendota, May 20. Capelle — Betty J. Capelle, 86, of Plymouth, Wis., May 22. Desimone — Karen S. Desimone, 58, of Princeton, May 20. Gartner — Hugo Adolph Gartner, 87, of Hillsboro, formerly of Princeton, May 20. Hopkins — Rita Ann Hopkins, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Walnut, May 12. Kutter — Harold Kutter, 96, of Mendota, May 22. Meyer — Elsie R. Meyer, 91, of Peru, formerly of Ladd, May 21. Morris — Anthony “Tony” Lynn Morris, 49, of Manlius, formerly of Sheffield, May 22. Ray — Alberta I. Ray, 96, of Bradford, May 17. Shrock — Edna Fern (Swartzentruber) Shrock, 87, of Tampico, May 20. Walker — Alan J. Walker Sr., 84, of LaMoille, May 21.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group will conduct its semi-annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 2, at the Legion post home, 1549 W. Peru St., Princeton. The men will serve pancakes, eggs, sausage, applesauce, single servings of cold cereal and beverages. Tickets, which are available from any veteran or at the door, are $6 per adult and $4 for age 10 and under. This is a major fundraiser for the group so they can continue their veterans work at LaSalle VA home and other facilities in the area. For information, call Brad at 815-866-9349, Terry DeSalle at 815-872-1417 or the Legion post at 815-872-1171 and leave a message.

WALNUT — A Trivia Night Benefit for Cora Peters will be held Saturday, June 8, at the Walnut Park Shelter. Check-in will be at 6 p.m. The cost is $100 per table (10-person teams). To reserve a table, call Candy Lind at 815-379-9394 or 815-8661297. Concessions will be available. To donate or volunteer to help, call Julie Estrada at 815303-2523. Cora was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma in the summer of 2009. She has had several surgeries and rounds of chemo and radiation and continues fighting. This benefit will help with medical bills.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815879-5261.

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UTICA — The annual Garden Faire and Walk sponsored by the Utica Garden Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in downtown Utica. There will be a great variety of garden and craft vendors and a plant sale with reasonably priced perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables from the club members’ gardens. The Garden Walk includes a self-guided tour of private gardens. Tickets can be purchased for $8 at the Garden Faire. Rain or shine. For more information, email: club@ or call 815667-4856 or 815-252-4573.

Discover Flight PERU — The Illinois Valley Flying Club, EAA Chapter 129 and the Civil Air Patrol are sponsoring a Young Eagles Rally from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport. The event offers free airplane rides for children ages 8 to 17 with permission for a parent of guardian. For more information, call 815-223-2003 or go to www.

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Bingo PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more

PRINCETON — The fifth annual wine and beer tasting event, sponsored by the American Red Cross of Bureau County, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 14 at A Hundred Acre Orchard and Market, two miles west of Princeton off Route 6. Participants will be able to sample beer and wine from around the country and appetizers from

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Air show DAVENPORT, Iowa — The 27th annual Quad City Air Show will be Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at the Davenport Airport off Interstate 80 at Route 61. This year’s show will feature: Tora, tora, tora; John Mohr; John Klatt; F4U-4 Corsair; Lucas Oil Pitts; Lucas Oil Skydivers; Douglas AC-47 Spooky; P-51 Mustang; Matt Younkin - Twin Beech; Curtis P-40 Warhawk; Jim “Fang” Maroney; B-25 Mitchell; TBM Avenger; Joe Rifle” Shetterly; and Hawkeye Jet Demo Team. For ticket information, go to www. or call 563322-7469.

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Food court The nice sweet smell and taste of fresh strawberries, there’s nothing better. There are so many desserts and salads to be had. Those sweet strawberries will soon be in their prime; try these dishes for a new strawberry surprise for your family.

Strawberry Spinach Salad 1 pound asparagus spears 1/2 cup bottled poppy seed dressing or Italian dressing 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 tablespoon orange juice 8 cups torn fresh spinach 2 cups sliced strawberries 3/4 to 1 pound cooked turkey, cut into ½ inch cubes 1/4 cup pecan halves Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Scrape off scales. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Cook the asparagus pieces covered in a small amount of boiling water for 4 to 6 minutes, just until crisp tender. Rinse with cold water. Let stand in cold water until cool, drain. Meanwhile, for dressing, in a medium mixing bowl stir together the poppy seed or Italian dressing, orange peel and orange juice and set aside. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, turkey and asparagus. Add the dressing mixture, tossing to coat. To serve, divide mixture among four dinner plates. Sprinkle with pecans. Makes 4 main dish servings.

Summertime Strawberry Gelatin Salad Bottom layer 1 3-ounce package strawberry gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 cup cold water Middle layer 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup cold water 1 cup half and half cream 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Top layer 1 6-ounce package strawberry gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 cup cold water 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in the hot water, stir in the cold water. Pour into a 13-by-9-inch dish. Chill until set. Meanwhile, place the unflavored gelatin and cold water in a small bowl, let stand until softened. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat cream (do not boil). Add softened gelatin, stir until gelatin is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the unflavored gelatin mixture, mix well. Carefully pour over the bottom layer. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. For top layer, dissolve strawberry gelatin in boiling water, stir in cold water. Cool to room temperature. Stir in strawberries, carefully spoon over middle layer. Refrigerate overnight. Serves 12 to 16.

Strawberry Muffins 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt 1 stick margarine, melted and cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, yogurt, margarine and vanilla, mix well. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in strawberries. Fill muffin cups coated with nonstick cooking spray or lined with paper liners two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp 4 cups of 1-inch pieces fresh rhubarb 4 cups fresh strawberries, halved if large 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick cooking oats 1/2 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, diced Vanilla ice cream

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Preheat oven to 350°. Line jelly roll pan with parchment paper or foil. Toss rhubarb, strawberries, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and zest in large bowl. In measuring cup, dissolve cornstarch in orange juice, mix into fruit. Pour mixture into 11-by-8-inch baking dish, place on jellyroll pan. In bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Add butter, on low speed, beat until dry ingredients are moist and mixture is in crumbles. Sprinkle over fruit, covering completely. Bake 1 hour or until fruit is bubbling and topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream. Serves 6.

Strawberries ‘N’ Cream Bread 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon each baking powder, baking soda and salt 3/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted , divided In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix well. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in strawberries and 1/2 cup nuts. Pour into a greased 8-by-by-2-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake at 350° for 65 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Strawberry Pie 1 1/4 cups water 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3/4 cup sugar 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1 3-ounce package strawberry Jell-O Cool Whip Mix water, sugar and cornstarch in saucepan, cook over medium heat and stir until thick about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add Jell-O. Stir until dissolved. Cool in refrigerator. Place strawberries in cooled glaze and


gently toss. Pour into cooked pie shell. Chill. Serve topped with Cool Whip.

Strawberry Orange Jell-O 1 envelope plain gelatin 1 1/4 cups water 1 6-ounce can concentrated frozen orange juice 1 pint fresh strawberries 1 banana Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small saucepan, wait 1 minute to soften, then heat, stirring frequently, until gelatin dissolves. Stir in orange juice until defrosted and thoroughly blended. Chill in refrigerator until syrupy. Fold in sliced berries and banana. Spoon into 6 individual dessert cups. Refrigerate until formed and top with to Cool Whip to serve.

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cup sour cream eggs teaspoon cream of tartar teaspoon soda cup sugar cups flour Beat eggs, then beat in cream, soda and sugar. Stir in flour and mix well. Makes 6 shortcakes. Bake at 350°. I hope you enjoy these strawberry dishes. If you have a recipe you’d like me to share with other readers of the Bureau County Journal, send your recipe to or send it to my attention at the Bureau County Republican, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356.

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Library Corner PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, May 30, an after-school craft day is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth services meeting room. Also, Princeton Public Library Reads: “The Arabian Nights.” One night/one story discussion takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Monday, June 3, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a family adventure drama about a 12-year-old boy named Xan, who finds an orphaned cheetah with his dad. With the harsh environment, they decide to raise it until it grows older. After Xan’s dad dies, he must honor a promise to him to return the cheetah to the wild. Xan’s courage is tested as he tries to do the right thing, despite the odds. Also Monday, a Princeton Youth Football Board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the local history room. Tuesday, June 4, A Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room and feature a musical performance by Omer Izgi, a Turkish lute player. Also Tuesday, the Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the local history room. Wednesday, June 5, Creative Crafters will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Also, Meet the Plays: Completely Hollywood and the Full Monty will be at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Sign-up for the upcoming summer read-

ing program, “Have Book-Will Travel” will be from June 24 to 28. Programming will begin in July. All area students are encouraged to sign-up. SPRING VALLEY – The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library is hosting a book, VHS and books on cassette sale. All items are 10 cents each. Story time is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the children’s room at the library. There is a story and craft-related project during this time for preschool through second grade children. A parent must accompany their child. The event is free of charge. The children’s library is getting ready for the summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel.” Registration is set from June 3 to 8. During this week, librarians will help complete registration, set-up a goal for each child and sign each child up for the events and activities they wish to participate in during the program. If unable to attend during this week, come in as soon as possible in June to get started. TISKILWA – The library is pleased to announce eBooks through OmniLibraries are now offered. Library patrons are encouraged to call ahead to set aside a time to register an account with their reading device. Contact the library at 815-6464511 or tisklib@comcast. net. LAMOILLE – Signup for the library’s

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summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel” will begin June 1. Library staff will also be available for signup during Buffalo Days on Saturday, June 8, immediately following the parade. The library will have a table set-up on the Allen Junior High School grounds as the library will be closed on June 8. Find a Book is a free online search tool that allows children and parents to quickly and easily select books that will match a child’s reading level and interests and help find their selections at their local library. Find a Book is located at and is designed to make reading and libraries part of the children’s summertime fun. One review of the impact of summer reading loss found that children can lose up to 60 percent of their skills during summer vacation. Children who read during the summer months, however, can sustain their reading gains and are better prepared when school resumes in the fall. OHIO – The Ohio Public Library is gearing up to kick-off the summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel” starting June 1. The program will feature weekly events and guests throughout July. After the kick-off date, the program will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. The first Wednesday will be June 5. Stop in to sign-up for the summer of “travel” at the library. All ages are wel-

come to attend. LADD – The library continues to hold its preschool story times at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. The program is designed for ages 3 to 5. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each session consists of stories, activities and a craft. LASALLE – Today, May 30, the LaSalle Public Library’s summer reading program, “Not Extinct at the LaSalle Public Library,” kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with

ventriloquist storyteller and songstress Sandi Sylver and new show “Dino-mite” created for the library’s dinosaur summer theme. Sylver entertains all ages with toe-tapping music, stories and ventriloquism. An Illinois Arts Council Touring Roster Artist, Sylver has performed nationally at schools, libraries, museums and festivals. She is listed in the Illinois Arts Council’s “Best of the Best” directory for her adult shows. The library is located at 305 Marquette St. This pro-

gram is free and open to the public. Funding for this program was made possible through the Alwin C. Carus Trust. For more information, call 815-223-2341. PERU – The Peru Public Library holds a story time for children ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Children hear stories, sing songs, dance and learn finger plays. Registration is not required. For more information, visit www. or call 815-223-0229, ext. 5.

Here’s your library Cherry Library — Village Hall, Cherry; Librarian: Eileen Pinter. Ladd Public Library — 125 N. Main St., Ladd, 815-894-3254; Librarian: Amy Bosi. LaMoille Clarion Library — 81 Main St., LaMoille, 815-638-2356; Librarian: Joyce Sondgeroth. Leepertown Township Library — 201 E. Nebraska St., Bureau, 815-6593283; Librarian: Rose M. Thompson. Mason Memorial Library — 104 W. Main St., Buda, 309-895-7701; Librarian: Jeannie Jarigese. Mineral-Gold Public Library — 120 E. Main St., Mineral, 309-288-3971; Librarian: Connie Baele. Neponset Public Library — 201 Commercial St., Neponset, 309-594-2204; Librarian: Carissa Faber. Ohio Township Library — 112 N. Main St., Ohio, 815-376-5422; Librarian: David Sprung. Princeton Public Library — 698 E. Peru St., Princeton, 815-875-1331; Librarian: Julie Wayland. Raymond A. Sapp Memorial Library — 103 E. Main St., Wyanet, 815-6992342; Librarian: Linda Kurth. Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library — 215 E. Cleveland St., Spring Valley, 815-663-4741; Director: Barb White. Selby Township Library — 101 Depot St., DePue, 815-447-2660; Librarian: Marcia Broady. Sheffield Public Library — 136 E. Cook St., Sheffield, 815-454-2628; Librarian: Tammy Pettis. Tiskilwa Library — 119 E. Main St., Tiskilwa, 815-646-4511; Librarian: Karyn Stark. Walnut Public Library — 101 Heaton St., Walnut, 815-379-2159; Librarian: Michele McAlvey. If you would like to include your news on our Library Corner page, send your items to Goldie Currie at For more information, call Currie at 815-875-4461, ext. 236.


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Wednesdays are wild at Starved Rock Lodge UTICA — Is there a better way to learn more about the nature that surrounds you than to spend some time out in it? The activities staff at Starved Rock Lodge doesn’t think so. For the second summer in a row, the Lodge will offer Wilderness Wednesdays at 3 p.m. beginning on June 5 and running through August at Fox Ridge, the Lodge’s outdoor education/entertainment venue. “We’re excited to welcome experts on a variety of topics to the Lodge this summer,” said Edna Daughtery, activities director for the Lodge. “Last year was a great year for Wilderness Wednesday and 2013 brings quite a few new topics to Wednesday afternoons.” Each Wednesday will introduce participants to a different nature education topic. The season kicks off with a workshop called “Zentangles, the Art of the

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Pam Rowe, assistant activities director at Starved Rock Lodge, leads a Wilderness Wednesday presentation on birds. Doodle.” Ellen Baransky of Urbana will lead this workshop meant to bring participants to a point of being more in tune with nature and releasing the artist within through something as simple as a doodle. Other programs for the year include weather, falconry, bees, wild birds, owls, insects and geology. Also included in the series of programs are two visits from Deb Moreland’s Furry Friends. Their workshop will include a petting zoo

where participants can interact with a variety of every day mammals and perhaps more exotic species. Wilderness Wednesday is a free event and programs are designed for all ages. Some programs will include a make and take activity. A full schedule for Wilderness Wednesday and other summer events taking place at the Lodge are available on the Lodge’s website

Briefs PAC offers watercolor Wine and beer tasting Sheffield Alumni PRINCETON — The fifth class field trips annual wine and beer tast- reunion set for June 8 PRINCETON — As a follow up to the spring watercolor class for beginners, the Prairie Arts Council is offering  three Saturday field trips with instructor, Mary Michael, for the beginner to intermediate level of watercolor painting. Each field trip will be planned in advance and will feature a garden, a popular local landmark and a trip to Hornbaker Gardens. Each student will receive personalized instruction from the teacher. Students should have some knowledge of watercolor painting and be able to draw or sketch. Students are required to bring pencils, paper and paint supplies. Drinks will be provided for the class. The class is intended for high school age and adults. This class is offered as three Saturday sessions beginning June 8 through June 22 from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost of this three week class is $50 for PAC members and $55 for non-members. Registration deadline is June 6. To register, call the Prairie Arts Center at 815-875-2787.

ing event, sponsored by the American Red Cross of Bureau County, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 14 at A Hundred Acre Orchard and Market, two miles west of Princeton off Route 6. Participants will be able to sample beer and wine from around the country and appetizers from local food vendors. The evening will feature an art auction at 7 p.m. and wine pull. A raffle for a chance to win a wine chiller with select wines, four tickets to the John Deere Classic and Bead Buzz special design. Tickets are $10 each and only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets for the wine tasting are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For advance tickets, call 815-879-2231 or stop by the Prouty Building or Central Bank in Princeton, Spring Valley City Bank or Citizens First State Bank in Walnut.

SHEFFIELD—The 117th Sheffield Alumni dinner and meeting will be June 8 at the Hidden Lake Golf Course in Sheffield. The social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. with the buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who attended Sheffield High School is invited. The classes of 1943, 1948 and 1953 will be honored for their 70th, 65th and 60th anniversaries. All other classes will be recognized at the roll call of classes. The dinner buffet will be $18 per person. The cost includes tax and gratuity. When making reservations, make checks payable to the “Sheffield Alumni Association.” Include the year of graduation on the check and send to: Robert and Ann Sprowls, P.O Box 401, Sheffield, IL 61361.

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Celebrating Join Hands Day Members of the New Bedford Royal Neighbors of America, residents of New Bedford and area youth participated in the annual Join Hands Day on May 4. The group cleaned the park shelter in New Bedford and planted flowers in the park. They also planted tomato plants in containers where each child took a tomato plant home. After working in the park, games were played and refreshments were served. Join Hands Day is a national day sponsored by America fraternal benefit societies. It involves relationship building between generations through volunteering.

Z Tour Bike Ride returning to Princeton this summer PRINCETON — On July 20, the Zearing Child Enrichment Center will again sponsor the “Z Tour Bike Ride,” a bicycle road ride originating in Princeton and including surrounding communities. The event will begin at Zearing Park in Princeton and will include the registrant’s choice of a 10-mile, 29-mile, 40-mile, 50-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile ride on specified routes throughout Bureau County. The event will feature themed refreshment stops, mobile emergency first aid, water, air and bike transportation. At the conclusion of the ride, each rider will be provided a complimentary lunch at Zearing Park. Additionally, a limited quantity of Z Tour Bike Ride dri-fit sport T-shirts and cycling socks will be available for purchase. A commemorative Z Tour Bike Ride jersey will also be made available for

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Last year’s “Z Tour Bike Ride” participants traveled various courses in the Bureau County area. purchase. Brian Church, Z Tour director, remarked, “We are really looking forward to continue to build on the success of the first two events. This year, we are hoping to host at least 400 riders. Our steering committee strongly believes that this area has some of the best cycling roads in Illinois and an organized road ride like Z Tour

will showcase our local merchants and the surrounding communities. It is also a great way to promote benefits and services offered at the Zearing Child Enrichment Center.” To register and ride in the event, visit z-tour. org or the Facebook page Z Tour Bike Ride. Questions can be sent via email to ztourinfo@

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This year, 13 of the district’s top high school graduates, including six valedictorians, attended IVCC. The college awards $1,500 Helen Taylor Scholarships to district high school valedictorians, salutatorians and those finishing in the top two percent of their classes. This year’s Taylor Scholars include Nadia Churchill-Gilstrap, Princeton valedictorian, left, Joe Dimmig, Mendota valedictorian, Joe Sydlowski, LP salutatorian, Ashlee Heider, LP top two percent, Marissa Washington, Streator valedictorian and Hannah Kosciewicz, Hall top two percent.

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Super-sectional champions

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The St. Bede Lady Bruins softball team defeating Aurora Central Catholic 6-2 to capture Monday’s DeKalb Super-sectional. They also won the Oregon Sectional and the St. Bede Regional. Team members are (front row, left) Abbey Nowakowski, Nicole Yaklich, Barbi Prokup, Mo Dean, Lydia Stariha, Emmi Christensen and Emily Draper; (back row) Julia Pohar, Gabbie Morrow, Lainie Schweickert, Lexie Miranda, Tara Kunkel, Morgan Knoblauch, Olivia Mueller,    Christine Daley and Tristin Phegley.

The St. Bede Bruins baseball team captured the Ottawa Marquette 2A Regional championship, defeating the host Crusaders. They bowed out with a 19-3 record with a 5-2 loss to Beecher in the sectional semifinals. Team members are (front row, left) Jake Postula, Austen Schwab, Logan Bima, Brad Groleau and Bobby Morrow; and (back row) Steven Ebener, Jack Brady, Brandon Pietrowski, Michael Bellino, Damin Smith and Sam Lucas.

Senior Spotlight Nicole Yaklich Name: Nicole Christine Yaklich. Nickname: Nikkiyaks, Yak. School: Saint Bede Academy (going to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this fall). Date/place of birth: Feb. 1, 1995/ Spring Valley. Hometown: Princeton. Family: Mom-Julia, Dad-Gary Brothers-Jon and Mark. Sports: Softball and bowling. Favorite sport and why: Softball because I’ve grown up with the game and played with my friends for years. Likes: Sports, swimming, sour patch watermelons. Dislikes: Spiders, snow. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): All of the coaches that have helped me along the way and have taught me to be a good teammate and leader. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mom. She is always my biggest supporter and gives me great advice. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: Cell phone. The CD in my player at home/car is: Classic Candy hits. People would be surprised to know: I love “Saved by the Bell.” I stay home to watch: Awkward. When I need luck for a big game, I:  Focus in warmups and go through the same routine as the game before. The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Emmi Christensen. She has the funniest personality and we can joke around about anything.   What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: She was always laughing.  Most embarrassing moment:  Being chased by seagulls on the beach. Most unforgettable moment: Singing the National Anthem at the Cleveland Indians game with the Saint Bede chorus this past April. Ultimate sports fantasy: Be a witness to a Chicago Cubs’ World Series win. What I would like to do in life: Travel. Three words that best describe myself: Sarcastic, friendly, outgoing.

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450 • Under $1000 1984 Bayliner boat, new engine, $975. Call 815-876-7023 2- 8' Toppers for pickups. $50 each. Call 815-303-1803 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, $1,000 or best offer. Call 815-872-6501 4 tires size: P195-65-R15 - $100 for set; wedding dress: strapless, A line, train/bustle - $200 or best offer. Call 815-878-3650 Bakers rack $50; chair desk $15; 5 old school books, $10. Call 815-875-2637 Full leather reclining chair, $300. Call 815-915-3998 GE side-by-side refrig/ freezer, $50; 7 drawer wood desk, $25; 4 colonial dining chairs, $30. Call 815-646-4361 ************ HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Put your ad in for FREE Items $1,000 or less can run FREE for 1 week. Limit of 5 lines. Up to 3 items with price and price totaling under $1,000. 1 ad per household per week. No commercial ads, firearms or animal sales. Go to:, to place an ad. Use category merchandize and bargains or E-mail information to: classified@ (include your name, address & phone number) No Phone Calls! Wood 3 piece patio set $75; ladies 26” Schwinn 7 speed bike $85; Huskee 14.5hp riding mower $150. 815-875-2713

460 • Garage Sales LADD 333 Brush Avenue. Friday, May 31, 8am12pm; Saturday, June 1, 8am-2pm. Small doll collection, queen size comforter set, clean household goods. TOWN-WIDE SALES PRINCETON 1203 Margaret Drive. Friday, Saturday, May 31 & June 1; 8am-1pm. MULTI-FAMILY SALE. Glassware, home décor, computer desk, & misc. PRINCETON 16 North Euclid. Friday, Saturday, May 31, June 1; 10am-5pm. EVERYTHING from clothes to furniture, electronics, and more. Rain Date: June 7 & 8 PRINCETON 416 West Hudson. Thursday & Friday, May 30 & 31. 8am4pm. Queen size bedding & a lot of MISC. items. PRINCETON 424 West Hudson. Saturday, June 1, 8am-? MOVING SALE. Lots of household items, antiques, grand father clock, clothes, kitchen table/ chairs, pictures, clothes, misc.

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PRINCETON 674 Park Avenue East. Thursday, May 30, 3pm-7pm; Friday, May 31, 8am-3pm. Lia Sophia jewelry, Longaberger, household items, bike rack, boy's & girl's clothes, toys, DVDs, books, stuffed animals. Price to Sell!

PRINCETON 910 Sunset Drive. Thursday, May 30, 12:30pm-7pm; Friday, May 31, 8am-2:30pm. 4 FAMILY SALE. Precious Moments, kids clothes, queen canopy bed, lots of scrapbook items, vacuum

PRINCETON 701 Linnwood Drive. Friday, May 31, 8am-4pm; Saturday, June 1, 8am-2pm; Also Friday, June 7, 8am-4pm; Saturday, June 8, 8am2pm. MOVING SALE. Quilting/craft books, antiques, furniture, china/ display cabinets, misc. dishes, decorating items. As space opens up we will be adding more items PRINCETON 704 Eastmor Drive. Thursday, Friday, May 30, 31, 8am-5pm; Saturday, June 1, 8amNoon. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Rain Date: June 7 & 8

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The following Real Estate (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE CHESTNUT GUN SHOP) & Personal Property will be Offered at Public Auction Located at the ON SITE LOCATION of 126 West 5th Street in Kewanee, IL On:

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013 TIME: 10:00 A.M.

REAL ESTATE Two Story Building w/ Attached Single Car Garage, Upstairs Apartment & Business on Main Floor w/ Basement 20”X42” Also Attached to Building is Two Concrete Block Buildings Currently Being Used as Barber Shop & Pet Store (Both are Presently Rented) 33’X 51’. There is a Complete New Rubber Type Roof on All Units. Sm. Units Have Natural Gas Heat & Window Air Units; Main Building has Hanging Natural Gas Furnaces. Newer Vinyl Siding. LEGAL DESCRIPTION Lot 21 Blk 5 In Tennys 2nd Addition, City of Kewanee and Part of Lot 5 in WM H Lyles Resurvey. LOT SIZE 90’ X 125’. A More Accurate Legal Description Day of Closing TERMS OF REAL ESTATE 10% Down the Day of the Sale and the Balance due on or Before 30 Days when Merchantable Title will be furnished. Taxes to be prorated at Closing & Possession at Closing. All Announcements made Day of Sale will Take Precedence over all Previous Printed Matter. Seller Reserves the Right to Reject or Accept any or all Bids. This Sale is Not Contingent on Financing. All Financing Needs to be PreApproved for Closing on or before 30 Days after Day of Sale. Anyone Interested in Viewing Real Estate Please Contact Tom or Mary Tumbleson 815-872-1852. TRACTOR, SHOP EQUIPMENT AND ANTIQUES Ford 8 or 9 N w/ Loader & Rear Blade; Sheldon Quick Change Gear Lathe; Upright Drill Press; Oxy & Acet Torches (Lg. & Sm.); Gas Engine; 27 Drawer Metal Cabinet; Two Pedestal Bench Grinders; Two Wheel Sm. Trailer w/ Title; #30 Drilling & Milling Machine; Toro Riding Mower; Lg. Snow Blower; Craftsman Vacuum; Nipco Heater; Alum. Ext Ladder; Table Saw; Lead Melting Pot; Older Air Compressor on Wheels; Saw Horses; Air Less Paint Sprayer; Weed Eaters; Power Hack Saw; Tool Boxes; New Electric Wire & Electrical Cords; Calipers; Rear Truck Cargo Receiver Rack; Old Hand Crank Forge Blower; New Chipper Shredder; Old & New Lg. Vises; Power Air Tools; Sockets, Wrenches, Hammers & Electrical Tools; Bullet Trap; Many Old Street Paving Bricks; Old RR Dolly Cart; Old Bottles; Hornet Nests; Porcelain Meat Scale; Typewriter; Two Old Cash Registers; Walnut Antique Clock; 6 Drawer Oak File Box; Treadle Sewing Machine; Kitchen Cupboard; Lanterns; Gun Books; 4-Six and Half Ft Showcases; Targets; Please Note: There are 4 Hayracks Full of Tools & Lg. Amount of Iron SELLER: THE FORMER CHESTNUT GUN SHOP/ MIKE KALLAS ESTATE/ MAXINE KALLAS Kewanee, IL


The Following Real Estate will be sold at the ON SITE LOCATION OF 87 South 6th Street in Princeton,IL on:

SAT., JUNE 8TH, 2013 TIME: 10:00 A.M.

View Listing & Photos on website

OpEN HOUSE: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Time: 4:00-6:00 P.M.

Large Commercial Building ( Property located next to Bill’s Radiator Shop) Includes: 3 Large Office Areas-Two Large Garage Service Bays (One Door w/ Electric Opener 10’x11’ & One Manual 10’x11’) Building has Loft Storage, Restroom, Ample Parking- 220/110-200 Amp, Building has Over 4,000 Sq Ft. Building 80’x 50’ Site 83’x188’ LEGAL DESCRIpTION PT NW TERMS OF REAL ESTATE 10% Down the Day of the Sale and the Balance due on or Before 30 Days when Merchantable Title will be furnished. Taxes to be prorated at Closing & Possession at Closing. All Announcements made Day of Sale will Take Precedence over all Previous Printed Matter. Seller Reserves the Right to Reject or Accept any or all Bids. This Sale is Not Contingent on Financing. All Financing Needs to be PreApproved for Closing on or before 30 Days after Day of Sale. Anyone Interested in Viewing Real Estate Please Contact Tom or Mary Tumbleson 815-872-1852. SELLER:




The Following Restaurant Equipment (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE CHERRY SUPPER CLUB) will be sold ON SITE at the FORMER Restaurant located at 120 North Main Street in Cherry, IL On:

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 TIME: 10: 00 A.M.

EstatE auction Located at: #421 E. Cleveland St. in Spring Valley, IL. Directions: From St. Margaret’s Hospital (on Rt. 6 at the East edge of Spring Valley) Go 1 Block South on Mary St.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

• At 10:00 AM

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applianceS: LG-22 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator w/ bottom freezer; Whirlpool HD Gas Dryer; Whirlpool “Estate”; Washing Machine; Hardwick 30” Gas Stove HouSeHold: Dinette Table w/ 4 Chairs; Dinette Table w/ Bench & 2 Chairs; Sofa & Chair (Dark Blue Velour); Rocker Recliner; Platinum Color BR Set (Full); Love Seat & Chair; 4 Bar Stools; Corningware; Cook Books antiqueS & collectibleS: Lane Waterfall BR Set; Waterfall Style Desk; 1940’s Dresser w/ Mirror; Sm. Library Table; 2 Heavy Oak Rockers; Treadle Sewing Machine; Crocks (4, 6, 8, 15 & 20 Gal.); 91 Pc. Noritake China; 45 & 78 RPM Records; Kodak Duaflex II Camera; Mink Stole; Westclox Wrist Watches; 4-Westclox Pocket Watches; Lg. Salt & Pepper Shaker Collection; McCoy & Hull Vases; Glass Refrigerator Boxes; Glass Berry Bowl Sets; Smoking Stands; Older Jewelry; Red Handle Kitchen Utensils; Lg. Asst. Alum. Guardian Serv.; Galv. Water Can; Roy Rogers Thermos 100 + beer SignS (Mostly older): Over 100 Beer Signs, Lighted Beer Signs; Including: Budweiser, Old Style, Blatz, Hamms, PBR, Meister Brau,; (Old Style & Schlitz Neon Lights) gunS (to sell at 12:30 pm): 32CAL. Semi-Auto Pistol (Czech.) PNN Pistolet; Automatique N Pieper; Noble Model 602J, 20 Ga. Pump shot gun Note: Gun Transfers will be handled by a local F.F.L. Dealer and Holding periods will apply. A transfer fee of $15.00/Gun will be paid by the buyers. Daisy BB Pistol and BB Rifle toolS / outdoor coinS & paper Money (to sell at 12:30 pm): 5-Morgan Silver Dollars; 3-Peace Silver Dollars; Barber Half Dollar; 9-Walking Liberty Half Dollars; 3-Franklin Half Dollars; Columbian Expo Half Dollar; Mercury Dimes & Wheat Pennies; 27-Silver Washington Quarters; 15-Ike Dollars; 17-Buffalo Nickels; 2-Barber Quarters; 6-”V” Nickles; 8-$1 Silver Certificates; 1-$5 Silver Certificate; 12-$2 Bills; Asst. Foreign Coins Auctioneers’ Note: This is a Large Auction with a wide variety of items. 2 Auction rings will sell simultaneously. Plan to attend. Seller:

clifford & pearl evelhoch estates

bradleyS’ and iMMke auction Service

View Listing & Photos on website: RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT &ACCESSORIES: 4 x 8 Walk in Cooler; Stainless Steel Deep Fryer; 3 X 8 Stainless Steel Work Table; Industrial Superior 6 Burner Gas Stove w/ Grill; 2 X 5 Stainless Steel Work Table; Lg. Industrial Oven/Broiler; 2- 2  X 5 Coolers; Industrial Dishwasher; Cash Register; Sm. Two Door Oven; 8 Ft. Salad Server Unit; Usual Line of Kitchenware Items: Pots, Pans, Glasses; 5 Wood Booths; 21-30 X 42 Pedestal Tables; Folding Tables; 95 Assorted Stacking Chairs; 6 Bar Stools; Lg. Padded Bar-24” Long & 5 Ft. Ends; 6 Door Under Counter Coolers w/ Draft Beer Dispensers; 8 Ft. Bar Cooler; Stainless Steel 3 Bay Sink; Sm. Refrigerator; Many Beer Adv. Mats; 3 Old Neon Beer Signs PLEASE NOTE: DIRECTLY FOLLOWING THE RESTAURANT AUCTION, THE ANTIQUES WILL BE SOLD AT THE ON SITE LOCATION OF HOLY TRINITY HALL IN CHERRY, IL ANTIQUES AND HOUSEHOLD: Red Velvet Chair; Lg. Fireplace Mantel; Lamps; Clocks; Old Sewing Machine; Phone Chair; Church Pew; Rocking Chairs; Lg. Round Leg Table; Old Buffet (Needs Work); Bookcase; 2 Green Cloth Chairs; Nice Footed Coffee Table w/ Glass Ball Feet & Lion Claws; 3 Drawer Maple Dresser; Drop Leaf Claw Foot Table; 6 Drawer Dresser; Dry Sink; Couch/Chair; Brl. Coffee Table (Newer); Dresser; 4 Leg Table; Round Granite Sm. Coffee Table; New Glass Bookcase; 3 Drawer Cherry Wood Cabinet; Old Tiller & Mower; Golf Bags; Wheel Chairs CURRENT OWNER:


Springfield, IL ***All Proceeds of Auction are being sold in Memory of Original Building Owner John Stenstrom “ John the Barber” and are to be Donated to Holy Trinity Cherry & Cherry Church of Christ TUMBLESON AUCTION COMPANY 815-872-1852 E-Mail: AUCTIONEERS: TOM AND MARY TUMBLESON LIC #040000396-397 & TIFFANY FOES LIC #041.001601

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013

in the pitstick pavilion – 3401 n. state, Rt. 23, 31/2 MILES N. OF 1-80 • EXIT MILE MARKER 90 OUTSTANDING AUCTION OF ART & ARTIFACTS, ANTIQUES, FOSSILS, PAINTINGS, PICTURES, AmERICAN INDIAN ART, DUCk DECOyS & ARTIFACTS & OTHER COLLECTABLES PrEvIEw frOm 8:30 A.m. ‘TIL AUCTION STArTS AT 10:30 A.m. EXCELLENT AUCTION of Artifacts, Art, Antiques, Swords, Duck Decoys, Oil Paintings, Fossils, Rocks, Native American Items, Knives, Lures, Chinese Items & Other Collectables from the Worlds Past to the Present! Many Oil Paintings, One Signed by Theodore Wendel - 1857-1932, an Oil Painting of an Indian on a Horse - Signed Andre, an Artwork Watercolor Drawing for “The Delta Queen Steamboat Co.”, Other Paintings; Model Sailboat Collection, Knife Collection including a Big Horn Ram Knife by Dan Harrison, Set of “Case” Knives in Original Display, Carved Eagle Head Handle Knives, Ducks Unlimited Knives with Etched Blades, and Many Other- Knives; Many Nice Fossils, Rocks, Crystals, Meteorites, Many Prehistoric Artifacts, Axes, Celts, Pestles, Spear Points, Arrowheads, Bird Points, S.W. Pottery, including San lldefonzo Pottery by “Lupita - Martinez” (Maria Martinez’s Niece), Native American Basket Collection, Navajo Rugs, Beaded Items, Wood Masks, Catlinite Pipes & Other Pipes, Shipwreck Items, Iron Axes Recovered From The Niagara which sank in Lake Michigan in 1856, Shipwreck Bottles, Sleigh Bells, Antique Items, Fishing Lures, Kirkpatrick Butter Churn, Carved Tree Trunk Table, Peace Medals, Squash Blossum Necklace, Trade Beads, Many Swords, Chinese Paintings & Ceramics, Many Misc. Items & Much More!

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April 10, 2012


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2 Bedroom Moblie Home $470 a month plus deposit. Call 815-875-9900

856 • Apartment Rentals HENNEPIN one bedroom apartments furnished and unfurnished. All utilities included. Smoke free. No pets. Call 815-925-7139 or 815-925-7086 HENNEPIN PARKVIEW APARTMENT. LARGE 2 BEDROOM, CLEAN, SMALL QUIET TOWN, GARAGE, BASEMENT, SINGLE LEVEL, WASHER DRYER HOOKUP. CALL 815-925-7509 or 815-343-5018 PRINCETON 20 East Peru Street. 1 bedroom apartments. Appliances, water, gas and garbage included. $425 + security. Call 815-303-3805

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BEAUTIFUL LAKE THUNDERBIRD 42 Fairoaks. Putnam, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car Garage. Fully furnished, nice deck in back. $750 a month, utilities not included. 708-420-2060

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858 • Homes for Rent

Small, 1 Bedroom, stove & refrigerator furnished. No pets, no smoking. $400 + utilities & deposit required. 815-878-6274

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PRINCETON 441 East Marion. 2 bedroom. $550. Heat, water, garbage. Laundry. No pets. Available June 1st. Call 309-288-3008

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MINERAL 420 North Lincoln. Aluminum exterior 1628 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, living room, 2 bath, kitchen with appliances, family room with gas fireplace, 2 car unattached garage, patio/deck/2-air units/2-gas furnaces. Corner lot 132x81. Appraisal Price $66,000. Call 815488-2717/815-894-2715

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**************** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call, HUD tollfree at 800 669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 800 927-9275

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20788 N. 2050 Ave. - Princeton 220 W. Clark - Princeton

Price Reduced! $225,000 Price Reduced! $108,000 All brick ranch home w/ extra - Tiskilwa! 2 car garage w/ large attached garage, 4 BR, workshop. Private yard w/ 16x5 mud room, woodburning patio. 3 -4 BR and 25x12 FP, open kitchen/ breakfast family room plus ll rec room area. #08163111 20x13. Call us! #08133790

$89,000 - Princeton! On Quiet $84,900 - Princeton! street. Fenced backyard, newer 2 BR ranch is centrally windows, 1 car garage. Roof located. Newer windows, remodeled bath, updated paint 2011. Near library, child care, hospital & business district. colors. Full basement. Deck. #07970743 Hardwood floors. #08223264

$60,000 - Princeton! $75,000 - Tiskilwa! 2 BR on main & 1 UP. Full 3 BR plus office. Open floor basement. Unfinished front plan. Fenced backyard. porch. Kitchen w/ eating 1 car garage & attached lean area. Back yard fenced. to. Many updated -call for Attached garage. #08248466 complete list! #08288396

Lot For Sale - $25,000! Country Home - 16+ Acres! Located on North Pleasant $169,900 Updated 2 BR ranch (behind the bank). The former w/ new kitchen, hardwood croquet court. Offers the lot floors & new furnace. plus 2 car garage w/ 2nd level Woodburning furnace. 20x10 storage. #08222451 bldg. Creek. #08022786

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR ) BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS ) SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE ) HOME LOANS SERVICING LP ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) MARIA PEREZ A/K/A MARIA R. PEREZ, et al ) Defendant ) 12 CH 00013 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 17, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on June 14, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 307 E. 3RD STREET, DEPUE, IL 61322 Property Index No. 17-35-476-002. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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 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 will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF 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 14-12-03288. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-03288 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 12 CH 00013 TJSC#: 33-11937 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I533389 Published in the Bureau County Republican May 16, 23 and 30, 2013.

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