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Oak Ridge Boys to headline at the fair One of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry is coming to the 162nd Bureau County Fair in Princeton on Thursday, Aug. 24. It’s the four-part harmonies of the Oak Ridge Boys. The Oaks have spawned 17 No. 1 songs, sold over 41 million records, sport five Grammies, 11 Dove awards and four CMA awards. They were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015. The line up is the same since 1973 — William Lee Golden, lead singer Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall deliver more than 50 years of tradition in every show. The Oak’s roots date back to Knoxville, Tenn., and were one of the top drawing gospel groups in the nation according to Time Magazine. In the early ‘70s, another Bureau County Fair alumni performer, Johnny Cash, booked them on his show in Vegas. He told them, “There’s magic in the four of you.” He believed in them. Then in 1975, Roy Clark’s manager Jim Halsey asked them to open for Roy. The outcome of that was Jim becoming their manager, and 1977’s “Y’all Come Back Saloon,” their first country album and “I’ll be true to you,” the Oak’s first No. 1 song. Thirty-one studio albums later, the Oaks continue to be one of country music’s truly legendary acts. They still perform some 150 dates each year through out the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for the Oak Ridge Boys will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. All tickets will be sold online at For complete ticket information including ticket prices, see The 162nd Bureau County Fair runs Aug. 23-27 in Princeton at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. Photo contributed

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Princeton woman starts Parkinson’s support group Wright: ‘We are there to encourage each other’ By Terri Simon

PRINCETON — It’s been said for many occasions and just as many years: There is comfort in company. Helyn Wright of Princeton understands that phrase all too well, and she’s on a mission to provide not only the company, but also the comfort. For a number of years, Wright, now 68, had some medical issues that didn’t have a name — a tremor in her right hand, poor balance, muscle stiffness and slow movement. Early in 2013, doctors were finally able to attach a diagnosis to her symptoms — Parkinson’s Disease. Wright admits her emotions ran the gamut upon finally learning her diagnosis. She was scared. She wondered about her future. She became angry. She felt as if life as she knew it was over. But as time went on, she began to process the diagnosis. “I had to come to grips with the fact I did have Parkinson’s, and that it is what it is. I can’t say I handled it with total acceptance. I learned to live with it,” Wright said. Today, Wright is on a

Parkinson’s medication called DUOPA, which is a relatively new medicine for the disease and is working well for her. Throughout her journey with Parkinson’s Disease, Wright had the opportunity to be involved with other Parkinson’s patients and support groups. “It was an inspiration,” Wright said. “After connecting with others and seeing what a wonderful thing it is to have support, I definitely knew I wanted to start a support group. I want people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers around the Princeton area to be able to have that kind of support.” Today, Wright travels to Parkinson’s support groups in and out of the local area, speaking to patients and caregivers about her journey with the disease and informing them about DUOPA, hoping other patients might benefit from the medicine as she has. In her travels, she has learned about the varying stages of the disease and the differences experienced by those dealing with Parkinson’s on a daily basis. “We all have a story to tell. There are not any two

of us that are identical. I now have more empathy for others, and I have a great respect for caregivers,” Wright said. Because of her desire to help others and her positive experiences with the support groups she’s attended or spoken to, Wright has created a local group to help those dealing with the disease. “It will be a support meeting called Coffee Talk for Parkinson’s Disease. The first 15 minutes will be for refreshments from 4:15 to 4:30 p.m. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., we’ll have discussion. It will be a casual discussion group for people with Parkinson’s and those who love them,” Wright said. Coffee Talk for Parkinson’s Disease will be held the fourth Monday of each month at the Prouty Building in Princeton. Wright will lead the discussions. “(The purpose of the meetings) is to give support to each other, to be able to discuss our problems with others that totally understand. To realize we are not alone ... We are there to encourage each IVS photo/Dave Cook other,” she said. To learn more about the Helyn Wright, diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, isn’t taking the illness sitting down. support group, contact In fact, she is starting a Parkinson’s Disease support group for people with the disease and those who love them. Wright at 815-303-2591.

‘Off the Beaten Path in Illinois’

Z Tour registration is open PRINCETON — Registration for the 2017 Z Tour Bike Ride to be held in Princeton on Saturday, July 15, is now open. Riders can save by registering prior to June 16 and join more than 700 cyclists who will enjoy some of the best paved, low-traffic roads that North Central Illinois has to offer. Cyclists in the Z Tour Bike Ride enjoy well-marked routes, outstanding support at the themed rest stops, Peru Bike Works mechanics and a post-ride meal. Additionally, organizers are planning for local band favorite, 212, to entertain from noon to 3 p.m. at Zearing Park on ride day. One of the best features of the Z Tour Bike Ride is that there is something for every level of cyclist. Participants can choose from routes of 10, 30, 50, 65 (new), and 100 miles (new). To register online, visit Detailed information about the Z Tour Bike Ride can be found on the website, or at our Z Tour Bike Ride Facebook page. For specific questions, send an email to Proceeds generated from the ride benefit the Zearing Child Enrichment Center, a not-for-profit early childhood education center serving the Princeton area for 44 years.

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The public is invited to attend the free program which will be held at the Society library at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The featured speaker for the evening will be John Purvis of Princeton, who will present a program

titled, “Off the Beaten Path in Illinois.” He states he was born and raised in Bureau County and is a graduate of Princeton High School. He has always had a fascination with history, especially local history. Now he is in his mid-50s and retired on a medical disability. He has occupied his time with a good camera while traveling the back roads and

country lanes looking for historical sites. Further information is available by calling the Society library at 815-8793133 or stopping by during the business hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers are always available at BCGS to help

the public with genealogical research, both for families with Bureau County backgrounds or through online resources for families with backgrounds anywhere in the United States. Also, if there are people in the community who would like to volunteer at the Society, check with BCGS to see how your skills can be used.

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PRINCETON — Thursday, Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m., Beginning Smart Phone Class — IV Cellular will provide training and tips for all brands of smart phones. No registration required. Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. Beginning Smart Phone Class. Advanced registration required. Monday, Feb. 20, the library will be closed for President’s Day. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services story time and craft. The theme will be President’s Day/flag. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., Wellness Workshop. The topic TBA. Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:45 a.m., PHS Book Club — Tigers Read will meet. Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., Book discussion by

author Bob Glaser, who will talk about his book “A Fire of Straw.” The library recently added the book “Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue: Stories of Everyday People At War,” which includes war stories and interviews written by Darrell Alleman about the lives of local veterans. There are also new DVDs that will arrive at the library next week, including “Inferno,” “Trolls,” “Loving” and “Soundbreaking.” Another new DVD will be “The Lost Valentine,” which is a Hallmark Hall of Fame film starring Betty White. SPRING VALLEY — The children’s library has story time on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6 p.m. During this time, kids are able to read stories, given a craft to put together

and are served refreshments. The library board of trustees holds its meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. The next meeting will be on Feb. 14. LADD — Tuesdays at 10 a.m., the library holds pre-school story times, which include stories, crafts, songs and snacks. Children from age 2 to 5 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. WALNUT — The library will be hosting an art and craft fair on Saturday, April 8, to coincide with the vendor fair being held at the Walnut Community Center. Anyone who has a craft they’d like to sell or artists looking to sell their work should contact library director

Michele McAlvey at 815379-2159. The library is also asking patrons to donate empty ink cartridges and old cell phones. The library is able to recycle them for cash. LAMOILLE — Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m., a story hour for children, kindergarten through third grade, will be held. Books nominated for the Monarch Book Award will be read, and children will vote for their personal favorite. Saturday, Feb. 25, the library will host a pizza party to vote for the Rebecca Caudill Book Award. Participants will be notified. The library has received many great new reads for adults, teens and children of all ages. New videos have also made their way to the library. No need to pay for a movie rental when you can pick them up free at the library with a valid library card. Therapy Thursdays is ongoing at the library. Come and go between 1 and 4 p.m. Materials will be furnished, or people may bring their own.

DEPUE — On the second Tuesday of every month, the library hosts blood pressure and blood sugar screenings for free. The screenings are administered by St. Margaret’s Health from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. TISKILWA — Tuesday, Feb. 21, Harry Potter, the therapy dog friend, will be in the library to listen to kids read. Every Thursday in February, an adult coloring session will be held at 10 a.m. On the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m., the library’s book club for adults meets. Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the library hosts a yoga class, where participants enjoy camaraderie with others and are challenged mentally and physically. Cost is $5 per person. BUREAU — The Leepertown Township Public Library is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library has computers for patron usage, as well as copi-

er, scanning and fax services. Call 815-659-3283 for information. (The fax number is the same as the phone number). LADD — The library sponsors an adult coloring club on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult card club is on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. PERU — The library hosts a session for adult coloring on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring coloring supplies or use the library’s. The Peruvian Purlers meet weekly on Saturday morning at the Peru Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Whether a knitter or crocheter — expert or newbie — everyone is welcome to join the Purlers. Stop by the library and check out the new collection of comic books and graphic novels. The issues have been grouped into 34 series titles including, “Wolverine,” “Iron Man,” “Deadpool,” “Captain America,” “Spider-man,” “Batman and Robin” and the DC Comic world.

Is your local library not listed here? The Illinois Valley Scene wants to include all the activities from all the libraries in Bureau County. If your local library is not listed here, that means we have not received any news from that facility.

While we realize area librarians are very busy and no doubt short-staffed as well, we encourage you to ask your librarian about sending in all the wonderful things/ events going on in your town. Perhaps you even might

want to volunteer to help email us those events. All library information can be sent to BCR Senior Staff Writer Goldie Rapp at You can also call Rapp at 815-875-4461, ext. 6335.

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Business in the Illinois Valley Mendota student designs EDC-NCI’s logo Professional marketing programs emphasizing “Profit-making Business Opportunities” will distinguish the Economic Development Corporation of North Central Illinois (NCI). In order to compete nationally for new business investment, NCI is developing a new North Central Region Economic Development website and will be utilizing a newly-approved marketing logo. As part of the marketing design effort, the NCI Board worked with Francie Skoflanc’s Graphics Design Solutions Class at the Illinois Valley Community College. IVCC students working with the EDCNCI were Alissa Morrison, Cody Frey, Peggy Schneider, Kaitlyn Anthony, Jared Petersen and Rachel Niedjelski. A design by Frey was selected for use in the variety of national marketing efforts that will be conducted. The new logo provides a design that demonstrates a “bright future” while

Agronomy Night is Feb. 21

OGLESBY — University of Illinois Extension invites ag producers, agri-businesses and others interested to attend “Agronomy Night” on Tuesday, Feb 21. Russ Higgins, University of Illinois Extension commercial agriculture educator, will provide an update on agronomy research projects. The special presentation will be at 7 p.m. in Room CTC at Illinois Valley Community College. Topics include weed, plant disease, insect and nutrient management. Higgins will also share current cover crop and soil health projects information. CEU’s have been applied – Certified Crop Advisors are encouraged to attend. Advance registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, by calling University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889. There is no cost to attend.

pointing out the importance of industry, agriculture and the waterways in North Central Illinois. Frey, a Mendota native, is the son of Lori and Chad Frey. He is majoring in graphic design technology with plans to graduate in 2017. “I enjoyed designing the new logo for the EDC, “ said Cody, “They provided the opportunity to create a logo that describes my home, North Central Illinois. IVCC has been great to provide an opportunity for an improved future. They have excellent business, marketing and graphic design classes. I have retained a great amount of knowledge from each IVCC class that makes me look at every day a little differently.” Graphic design students at IVCC leave the program with a portfolio that shows a wide variety of complex design projects that are used by area clients. “I’m very proud that local business leaders are

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Jim Riley (from left), chairman of the EDC-NCI, thanks Cody Frey, designer, and Francie Skoflanc, IVCC instructor, for the newly-approved logo to be utilized in regional economic development marketing now calling and coming to our graphic design program to look for employees,” said program director Francie Skoflanc. “We are impressed with the talent at IVCC and thrilled with Cody Frey’s logo design, which conveys our positive outlook for the future,” said Jim Riley, chairman of the EDC-NCI.

“The logo is truly high quality, especially in comparison with many other economic development organization logos throughout the country,” said Ivan Baker, chief executive officer of EDCNCI. “We are looking forward to incorporating the logo in our marketing materials.”

Rauner recognizes Inga Carus during state of state SPRINGFIELD — Inga Carus, chairman of Carus Group Inc., a leading global provider of specialty chemistries for water treatment, soil remediation and air purification, was recognized by Gov. Bruce Rauner during his State of the State address. Rauner invited Carus and other directors of Intersect Illinois to attend the address and thanked them for their leadership in helping to create jobs in the state. Intersect Illinois is a public private partnership formed by the governor to help increase job creation and investment. “We created a partnership that draws upon the wisdom and experience of our state’s top business executives to recruit employers,” the governor said of Intersect Illinois. He introduced Carus and

two other directors individually, gaining applause from the General Assembly. “Let’s thank them for their service to our state. They’ve already been successful in recruiting employers like Amazon to expand here in Illinois – creating thousands of new jobs across our state,” said Rauner. Carus is a founding member of Intersect Illinois, which launched under the name Illinois Business and Economic Development Corporation in early 2016. Her dedication to economic development in Illinois goes far beyond growing her family’s 102-year-old multinational manufacturing company. She is a co-founder of the Starved Rock Country Alliance, a group dedicated to promoting the region immediately southwest of Chicago, and a founding member of the incubator

Starved Rock Country Capital Fund, which encourages and supports regional entrepreneurs. With her husband, Peter Limberger, Carus has started and invested in several businesses in Starved Rock Country, recently creating more than 150 new jobs in manufacturing, farming, agribusiness, brewing and real estate development. One of their current projects is the renovation and re-opening of the historic Kaskaskia Hotel and Conference Center in LaSalle, which is expected to create roughly 300 jobs and inject millions of dollars into the local economy.

“Economic development is something in which everyone has a role to play. It involves business, education, the arts, and tourism. Bringing people together around the goal of promoting and growing our incredible region is what drives me to continue investing time and money in my home state of Illinois. Intersect Illinois provides a phenomenal opportunity to join with leaders across the state who share this vision,” said Carus. Carus is a member of the executive committees of the America Chemistry Council and the Society of the Chemical Industry. She is chair of the OmniArts Trust,

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This and that Volunteers wanted; training course planned for March PRINCETON — Freedom House is seeking direct-service volunteers to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This two-week course, from March 20 to March 30, will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants must commit to attending every class. There is no cost to attend, and Freedom House will supply the printed syllabus and all training materials. Freedom House provides services to victims and their children in Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties. In the past year, Freedom House served more than 550 victims of domestic and sexual violence — women, men, teens and children. The 60-hour

training class is required by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act. Those completing the course will be able to serve as medical on-call advocates, work oneon-one or with a group of adult and child clients, or answer the crisis hotline. For more information or to obtain an application, call 815-872-0087 or “All we request is that volunteers sincerely want to help domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their children by sharing some of their time with Freedom House,” said Trisha Schafer, Freedom House manager of community relations and volunteer services. “If you have room in your heart to help innocent victims, please call.”

Free special education training LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living will host a free special education workshop, “Incorporating Structured Teaching at Home,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the IVCIL conference room. The workshop will be presented by Kathy Fox, L.E.A.S.E. cross-categorical coordinator, and Julie O’Brien-Smith, L.E.A.S.E. speech and language coordinator. Participants will hear about The Elements

of Structured Teaching; Strategies for Implementation in the Home Setting; Visual Communication Tools. A certificate of attendance can be available. Light refreshments will be served. To register, call Marla at 815-224-3126, ext. 223, or register online under “upcoming events” at by Tuesday, Feb. 14. Reasonable accommodations are available if requested by RSVP date.

The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living is a non-profit and non-residential service and advocacy agency that assists persons with disabilities located at 18 Gunia Drive in LaSalle. The IVCIL serves the counties of LaSalle, Bureau, Marshall, Putnam and Stark. IVCIL is a United Way Member Agency. Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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Shofner’s to host concealed carry class HENRY — Shofner’s Whitetail Challenge will host a concealed carry certification class. The first scheduled day of class will be Saturday, March 4, at Shandy’s Pub & Grub, located at the corner of Route 18 and Route 29 in Henry. Shofner’s Whitetail Challenge will provide the venue and lunch for all attendees. Instructor cost is $120 per person; a $60 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot for class. Enrollment deadline is Sunday, Feb. 26. For more information or to enroll, contact Aron at 309-339-8266.



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Lori’s Walleye Run SPRING VALLEY — Lori’s 31st annual Walleye Run will take place Saturday, March 25, starting at 9 a.m. at Hall High School. Entry fee is $25 if postmarked by March 18; $30 through and including race day. Make checks payable to Spring Valley Walleye Club and mailed to Walleye Run, 407 W. Dakota, St., Spring Valley, IL. 61362. Packet pick-up is available between noon to 5 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Creative Apparel located at 407 W. Dakota St., Spring Valley. Race day registration, packet pick-up is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Hall High School. Awards will be given to the top three place-finishers in each age bracket, the overall male and female finishers and the top male and female finishers from Spring Valley.

Marathon Relay

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Shamrock 5K Run

MENDOTA — The Shamrock 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 11, starting at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross School in Mendota. Entry fee is $25 if postmarked by March 1; $30 March 2-11. Make checks payable to Holy Cross School. Registration may be done online at www.runrace. net. Registration and check-in opens race day at 8:30 a.m. at Holy Cross. Awards will be given to the top three place-finishers in each age bracket as well as the overall male and female finishers. For more information, like the Holy Cross Facebook page.

Soccer sign-ups

cer League spring season may be made at www.pyslsoccer. com. Registration deadline is Feb. 17. Players must be 4 years old by Jan. 31 for Pre-K. Like the PYBSL Facebook page for more information and updates.

Princeton Shootout

PRINCETON — Princeton Tiger Booster Club will be hosting the 24th annual Princeton Boys Shootout Feb. 25-26 at Princeton High School and Logan Junior High. Thirty-two teams from Bureau County, Quad Cities, Rockford, western suburbs and the Peoria areas will be represented. Teams will compete in the Grades 7-8 brackets on Saturday, Feb. 25, and in the Grades 5-6 brackets on Sunday, Feb. 26. Games will be scheduled between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. In addition, a 3-Point Shot and a Hot-Shot competition will also be held. The public is encouraged to attend the tournament with one gate fee for all locations each day. For more information, call or text: 815-876-7021.

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Community College softball team will host the 18th annual IVCC Eagles Softball Clinic Feb. 18-19 in IVCC’s gym. There will be two sessions each day. On Saturday, Feb. 18, participants in grades 2-4 will meet from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Participants in grades 5-8 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 19, grades 2-4 will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with grades 5-8 meeting from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Cost of the clinic is $30 per player and includes five hours of instruction and a clinic T-shirt. If a player can only come one day, the cost is $20. All players should bring a glove and tennis shoes (no spikes or cleats allowed). If a player has her own bat, she is allowed to bring it. Please make sure all items have the player’s name on them for identification purposes. To register, contact softball coach Cory Tomasson at 815224-0471 or the athletic department at 815-224-0472.

SBA spring training

PERU — The St. Bede Academy Bruins baseball team will hold a spring training clinic in March for boys ages 6-14

(through eighth grade). Clinic sessions will be: Ages 6-8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4. Ages 9-11 from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Ages 12-14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 11. Cost is $30 for the first child in a family, $25 for each additional sibling registered by Feb. 25. Fees increase to $35 after Feb. 25. For more information, call St. Bede at 815-223-3140 or contact coach Bill Booker at

Hall hitting clinic

SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School Baseball will be hosting a hitting clinic featuring former professional player and internationally known hitting instructor, Mark Doran. The clinic will run from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the upper gym at Hall and is open to area boys grades 5-8. The cost is $20. Spots can be secured by contacting Hall baseball coach Tom Keegan at or by calling 815-664-2100. *** Submit items for Happenings to

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HORNBAKER GARDENS in Princeton. Seasonal Spring Help in annual greenhouses to help customers and maintain plant material. Weekend availability preferred. Call 815-659-3282 THE BUREAU VALLEY CUSD #340 TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT Has an immediate opening for Substitute Bus Drivers to cover school activity trips, in addition to daily morning and afternoon routes. Interested parties should possess the required Illinois school bus driver's license and pass the necessary physical examination and criminal background checks. Please contact Kevin Barnett, Transportation Director at 815-445-2161 for more information

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