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Geronimo takes the leap New owner for Green River wind farm By Donna Barker

WALNUT — The Green River wind farm project, located in Bureau, Whiteside and Lee counties, has a new owner. In a press release, Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy and Durbin, Ireland-based Main-

project. Together, the Walnut Ridge and Green River wind farms represent up to 435 megawatts of wind energy. In his statement, Geronimo Energy President Blake Nixon said this recent acquisition is a good move for all involved. “This acquisition benefits all interested parties,” Nixon said. “It gives

stream Renewable Power announced Geronimo’s acquisition of Mainstream’s Green River wind farm. In similar action in March 2013, Geronimo Energy bought the Walnut Ridge wind farm, adjacent to Green River, and is in the advanced stages of developing that

Geronimo flexibility and scalability when speaking with power purchasers, and it means the local communities have one point of contact, which keeps communication very simple. We feel that having two projects side by side in such a desirable market as Illinois strengthens the prospects for both developments.” Matt Boss, vice presi-

dent for North American Development and Operations, a division of Mainstream Renewable Energy, also commented on the announcement. “Geronimo Energy’s agricultural roots, combined with their regional development experience and financial backing, makes them an ideal partner in moving Green River to construction,”

Boss said. “We look forward to continuing to support Geronimo Energy in delivering the project into operation.” Immediately following the acquisition, Geronimo successfully qualified Green River under the Production Tax Credit (PTC), which expired Dec. 31, 2013. Although

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Comparing ‘apples to apples’ Spring Valley clarifies confusing bid By Goldie Currie

SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Council has agreed to pay an additional $2,500 for the construction of a future road to the west sewer interceptor. At this week’s city council meeting, Spring Valley City engineer Larry Good reported the city has received written authorization from the railroad approving the construction of the road, and gave the go-ahead to move forward with the project. During a recent walk through with the contractor hired for the project, it was discovered there was a misunderstanding with the writing in the bid contract and what the actual job would entail. “I fear that I added a little bit to the confusion at the meeting when the award was made,” Good said. “I think I answered a question not exactly accurate with respect to what was or wasn’t included in the contract.” The contract signed by Homer Tree Service stated the job was to do brush clearing and removal of the result of tree clearing. Homer Tree Service bid the project at $38,500.

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Above, community members came together for what’s believed to be the first public observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Princeton. About 45 attendees, including community leaders, city officials and residents crowded a room at the Prouty Building to hear prayers, songs and readings on the beloved humanitarian. Below, the Rev. Dwight Bailey of First Christian Church speaks about the peaceful and effective ways King was able to use to point out the real meanings of justice and injustice. The event was sponsored by First Christian Church and the Open Prairie United Church of Christ.

‘We can move beyond that’ Observing MLK Day: Princeton hosts program By Goldie Currie

PRINCETON — Members of the First Christian Church and Open Prairie United Church of Christ came together this year to put on what is considered to be Princeton’s first observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A small celebration was held Monday morning in the Prouty Building, where city officials, residents and community leaders gathered to hear readings and speeches on King, and sang

along to inspirational music about overcoming adversity and empowerment. Princeton Mayor Keith Cain gave a welcome from the city of Princeton and spoke briefly about the accomplishments King made in his lifetime. “Many of the freedoms we enjoy today are due to the efforts of Dr. King,” he said. “What started as a protest by one person, expanded into a hard fought victory for many.” Looking back, Cain placed himself in high school when news was flying through the

country about the protests led by King in the mid 1960s. “He stuck to the lesson of the Bible, and also believed in the powers handed down by America’s founding fathers,” he said. “He didn’t try to go against government. He knew what government was about, and he knew what was handed down, and that’s what he always stood up for.” The Rev. Dwight Bailey of First Christian Church pointed out the powers of men and women, who have held themselves accountable, calling into question the ways of life that don’t seem fitting.

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By Brad Oeder Special to the BCR

PRINCETON — It all began almost 70 years ago. Charles “Charlie” Doty of Princeton was drafted into the Army in January 1943. He entered the service at Scott Field in St. Louis, where he began basic training. From there he was sent to lndiantown Gap, Pa., and was then assigned as a “stevedore” loading and unloading ships. Doty didn’t like that much, so he asked for a transfer to another job. He was sent as a replacement to Arzu, Africa, where he was assigned to the 3497 Ordnance Co. While there he was tasked with repairing and maintaining all sorts of rolling equipment. From there, Doty was sent on an LST (landing ship tank) to Sicily on July 9, 1943, and from there, to Naples, Italy, until November 1943. He moved again to Glasgow, Scotland, and moved yet again to England, where he prepared for the invasion of France. There he was part of Operation Tiger. During this training exercise, there was a miscommunication where there were no ships protecting the LSIs in this operation. German torpedo boats proceeded to sink several of the ships, includ-

Spring Valley From Page 1 “It didn’t require dealing with the trash at all,” Good said. “The low bid didn’t include anything other than what was spelled out.” He mention that the other bidder, Shearer

ing the one that Doty was on. Official reports showed that 749 died during the torpedo boat attack. The survivors were strictly informed this disaster must never be talked about. It was only a few short years ago that Operation Tiger was declassified, and it was allowed to be discussed. On June, 6, 1944, D-day, Doty was part of the group at “H” hour landing at Utah beach, where he worked repairing many pieces of equipment during his time there. Later he was sent to Cherbourg, France, when the Germans surrendered at the end of the war. Doty was discharged from the Army on Nov. 20, 1945. He went on to own and operate Doty Implement in Dover for many years. But some things are not forgotten ... In August of last year, Doty received a letter and a medal from the French consulate in Chicago. He was awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal. It is the highest award that France can bestow on those who helped France become free from Nazi rule. It did take 69 years before Doty received this medal, but, as he said, “Better late than never.” Charlie said he is very proud of the award.

Tree Service, who bid $80,000, did include trash clearing in the bid. “But since that wasn’t a part of what was solicited, it wasn’t an applesto-apples comparison and was much higher than the low bid,” Good said. The contractor at Homer Tree Service

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Charlie Doty of Princeton was honored with the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal from the French consulate in Chicago last August. It is the highest award the French can bestow on those who helped France become free from Nazi rule during World War II. did offer a proposal of $2,500 to clean-up the trash, and offered a separate cost of $4,000 to clear out and get rid of the tires in the area. Good said after discussing the news with Jeff Horton, who is the acting street superintendent, and Mayor Walt Marini, it was figured city employees could disposed the estimated 50 tires at a cost of around $2 to $9 per-tire. Alderman Dan McFadden questioned whether it was worth the city employees time to handle the job, which Horton quickly confirmed his guys could do the job. “It’s not that big of a project for us,” he said. “We could knock half of it out in one day and the other half the next day.” Good explained the trash clearing portion of the project would be a more difficult job to tackle and suggested the council approve a change order to have Homer Tree Service clear out the trash at a cost of $2,500. The council unanimously approved the changed order. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

MLK From Page 1 “As I think about Dr. King and all the accomplishments he’s made, the most important thing that stands out to me is that he approached this process, not with a sense of aggression, not a sense of ‘I’m going to make you do it.’ It was a sense of, ‘I’m calling on the best in you to understand what justice is about, and what justice feels like, and on the opposite side, what injustice feels like and what injustice has done to us.’” Before Barry Mayworm, a committeeman of the event, introduced readers, who spoke on King’s writings of the triple evils: War, Poverty and Racism, he reminded all who he believed King was. “He was admired and loved by many, which got a movement going, but he was also despised and defeated by many, because he was calling for significant change,” he said. To wrap up the event, the Rev. Mary Gay McKinney of Open Prairie UCC shared a moving story from her childhood

that exposed her to the dealings of racism in the South. Her grandmother had an African American yardman who brought his son to work one day. The son and McKinney were out playing on her tricycle in the front yard. “Until my grandmother looked out the front door and said, ‘Mary Gay get in here right this minute,’” she said. Her grandmother did not want any of her friends, members of her garden club or people from her church to drive by and see what was considered “a shameful act.” “I’m tempted to be ashamed of that, but I also have to tell you that I’ve been heartened because I’ve been looking at the theology and the words just recently of Dr. King. I think if he were here today and heard my story, he would put his arm around me and say, ‘That’s OK,’” she said. “We can come together, and we can move beyond that ... Racism affects us all, but today is the day to say it’s not where we want to be, and we can move beyond that.” Comment on this story at

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Snow removal on Sheffield’s agenda By Andrew Fisher

SHEFFIELD — Options for better snow removal from Sheffield village streets topped the discussion of Sheffield Village Board members Monday night. Concern was voiced for the need to remove snow from the center line of village streets during snow melt days. A board member said he had heard complaints of snow piles in the center of streets melting and then refreezing, which in turn, causes icy conditions. Mayor Bill Rosenow said he saw no reason why the snow removal crew couldn’t hit the center of the roads. Rosenow

In other village board news: • There was no update available on the disposition of the Smith properties. • A new clutch was installed in the village red truck. • The next board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 3. said he would address the issue with the village superintendent and report back to the board. Regarding snow removal, Rosenow said he wants businesses and residents to remember the city is only responsible for cleaning streets and alleys. There was also discussion of the possibility of the village setting up a day for residents to place

tree debris at curbside for removal by the village cleanup crew. The idea came up as a result of the large amount of trees and limbs brought down by recent storms. Since the village has never set aside a tree debris removal day in the past, the board decided to table the idea for the present. One board member noted the village already has a location set aside for resi-

dents to easily discard of unwanted natural debris. Also, a board member reported he had concerns about the condition of the fence on the south side of the village cemetery. Parts of it have fallen down, most likely due to weather. Rosenow said he would have the problem looked into by the village superintendent. The village also replaced a faulty aerator in the water system. The aerator is used to get rid of the sulfur smell from the village’s water supply. Rosenow had no word on the expenses incurred from replacement of the aerator, but he said it would not be exorbitant. Comment on this story at

Walnut/Chamber work together Membership drive and survey being developed By Nita Wyatt

WALNUT— The Walnut Chamber of Commerce members addressed the village board regarding a survey for residents. Walnut Chamber of Commerce members Lori Wood and Brian Smith previously asked the Walnut Village Board to review a proposed community survey that was developed as a result of an open forum community meeting held in August 2013. The Chamber members are hoping to have the survey out in the coming weeks. It is the intention of the Chamber to distribute membership letters to all Walnut residents and the upcoming community survey will be mentioned in this letter. The board reviewed the letter being sent by the Chamber and had no problem with its content.

It was agreed village board members will review the draft of the survey and will provide to the Walnut Village Clerk any revisions they feel are required prior to the survey being distributed. The clerk will then compile these changes and provide them to the Chamber representatives. At its Feb. 3 meeting, it’s expected the village board and the Chamber will reach an agreement on the content of the survey. The final survey will be printed in the Walnut Leader, and individual copies will be available for pickup at the banks and at the village office. The village office will also be the collection point for the completed surveys. The Chamber representatives also requested to receive a copy of the addresses used by the village clerk for the distribution of water bills. This list will provide an additional resource for the Chamber to use in preparing its membership letter for distribution.

The village board and clerk will be providing this information to the Chamber. Police Chief Tom Ptasnik provided two additional bids for the possible purchase of a new police squad car for the village. Ptasnik had previously provided one bid and had been asked to obtain additional proposals. The three bids will be reviewed by the Law and Order Committee, and a recommendation will be made to the board at an upcoming meeting. Ptasnik also discussed the need for possibly upgrading the department’s radio system or the need to purchase some additional equipment to improve the function of their car and portable police radios. Walnut is the only area community using UHF band for its police radios. All other communities and the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department are using VHF as their radio source. The board requested Ptasnik gather all needed information for


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Council keeps its end of the bargain By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council is moving forward with the city’s commitment to extend city water and sewer service to the Bailey Subdivision. At Monday’s meeting, the council approved a resolution to hire Wendler Engineering to do the design for the utility project in the Bailey Subdivision, at a cost not to exceed $80,000. In further explaining the project on Tuesday, Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson said the city annexed the Bailey Subdivision property into the city limits about five years ago with the understanding the city would extend benefits to the subdivision within a five-year period. Since the city’s timeline has also expired, the city needs to get the utilities to them as promised, Clawson said. Wendler Engineering was hired to do the design work for both water and wastewater service, with that design work expected to be done in 30 to 45 days. Once the design work is finished, and assuming all easements have been granted, the city council will go out for bids to have the wastewater extension work done. However, the water main extension will be done by city personnel. Describing the time frame for the construction work itself, the sewer mains as well as the water mains will all be built and completed by late fall/winter of 2014, Clawson said. All extensions should be completed in a three-tofour month time frame, weather permitting. As far as any other similar projects needed elsewhere, Clawson said most

everywhere within the corporate limits has water from the city, though there are a few isolated places which do not. The same would be true with the sewer utility. However, there aren’t any larger areas, like subdivisions, which lack these services within the corporate limits, he said. In other business at Monday’s meeting, the council passed resolutions abating the 2013 tax levy pertaining to the $842,000 general obligation bonds, alternate revenue source, Series 2009; to the $2 million general obligation bonds, alternate revenue source, Series 2007; to the $3 million general obligation bonds, alternate revenue source, Series 2006; and to the $2,285,000 general obligation bonds, alternate revenue source, Series 2003. The abatements are done on an annual basement. Commissioner Bob Warren also presented the building permits for December and the entire 2013 year at Monday’s council meeting. For the monthly report, Warren said the city issued three residential building permits in December at a value of $7,611, and no commercial/industrial building permits. The city issued a total of 77 building permits in 2013, from January through December, at a value of $5,052,509. In comparison, the city issued a total of 74 building permits in 2012 at a value of $4,769,797. The city issued 103 building permits in 2011 at a value of $21,145,111, which included $16,947,000 dealing with the city’s new water plant. Comment on this story at

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Park Board has reviewed its bond and real estate payment obligations which total more than $1 million for 2014. Elaine Russell, executive director, presented the information at Monday’s park board meeting at the Bureau County Metro Center. The information shows the park district will be responsible for a $31,868 payment on July 1 for the Zearing Park expansion project bond interest. The total amount due on the $1.8 million bond, starting Jan. 1, 2010, was $2,565,535. As of this date the park district owes $1,836,679 with the last payment to be made Jan. 1, 2024. The park district will also have a Nov. 1 payment of $20,740 on the Peru Street property purchase, just

Wind farm From Page 1 the PTC was allowed to expire at the end of 2013, the safe-harbored Green River will still be eligible to receive tax credits under the PTC for upwards of 20 years. Walnut Ridge was also successfully qualified as PTC-eligible. Geronimo Energy Vice President Tim Polz said the construction of the Green River and Walnut Ridge projects is dependent on the execution of power purchase agreements, which are still being determined. The construction on either or both wind farms could begin in late 2014 or in 2015. Once the construc-

north of the Metro Center property. This is the third of five payments on the total purchase price of $103,701. The park district has another three years on that payment schedule. On Nov. 3, the park district will have a payment of $797,242 on its annual general obligation bond and interest. The annual general obligation bond and interest is paid in full each year, Russell said. Another $141,868 payment will be made Dec. 31 on the Zearing Park expansion project principal and interest with a bond management fee of $500. Also, the park district will have a $25,764 payment to make before June 30, 2014, to the city of Princeton for a tax abatement of the Bailey Subdivision. Following the presentation at Monday’s meeting, Russell commended the park board and staff for being willing to listen to

her suggestions and then to follow them in order to keep the district financially responsible. On Tuesday, Russell said the 2013-14 budget shows an estimated goal for revenue of $1,213,100, with an added beginning-cash-onhand of about $880,000, for total revenue of $2,093,100. Plenty of money is obtained in revenue to cover these payment obligations for the 2014 year, but the district also has to cover its other expenses through the use of real estates taxes, fees, rentals, donations and grants and bond proceeds. Russell said five years ago the Princeton Park District had to face the fact that money was going out faster than it was coming in. What that meant was a detailed look at where the district’s money was being spent and asking if everything was being done with the available money to operate the Bureau County Metro Cen-

ter and park district, she said. At that time, the decision was made to eliminate some luxuries which included some phones; container water; replacement vehicles went from two-to-three years; and overtime, Russell said. Also, the deductible on health insurance was increased. Yearly salary increases were withheld one year; low-attended programs were cut back; and, as small as it may sound, lights were turned off in rooms not used, Russell said. “Should we have been doing all of this before? Maybe, but it took the horrible decline in our economy to challenge us to do more with less,” she said. “I feel we have done quite well, but the squeeze is still on. For now we can only afford what we need ~ not always what we want.” Comment on this story at

tion work begins, the project would be completed within the year, he said. The acquisition of Green River is beneficial to both Geronimo and the community in the development of the wind farm projects, Polz said. The acquisition will allow the company to take advantage of a synergy between both projects. Through the purchases of Green River and Walnut Ridge, the community and landowners will have a single point of contact for both projects. In time, Geronimo Energy will develop a community fund, once construction is in place, which will benefit local charities, he added. Keith Bolin, Mainstream

Renewable Power project manager for the Green River project, said he and his wife, Barb, who serves as co-project manager, have enjoyed their time with Mainstream tremendously. They see this change as an exciting time for the landowners, taxing bodies and communities. Letters have been sent to landowners notifying them of the sale, Bolin said. This acquisition moves Green River closer to construction and getting revenue to more than 80 landowners and 20 different taxing bodes and their communities, he added. “If there is one message I would want to get out there is that we are doing every-

thing we can to make this handoff as seamless as possible. We are committed to making sure nothing falls between the cracks. We are proud to be partnering with Geronimo Energy,” Bolin said. “With Geronimo’s agriculture background, they will be a good business partner for our landowners.” Currently, the Green River wind farm has 60 building permits in Lee and Whiteside counties, with additional land still needing permits in Bureau County. The Walnut Ridge has permits for 100-140 turbines, depending on the turbine capacity. Comment on this story at


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Obituaries Marthanne ‘Marti’ Morton

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PRINCETON — Marthanne “Marti” E. Morton, 65, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She was born April 14, 1948, in Princeton to George and Harriette (Eickmeier) Morton. She graduated in 1966 from Princeton High School and then attended a business trade school. Marthanne For many years she was a self-employed Morton caregiver. She previously worked at the Bureau County Courthouse and the University of Minnesota as a legal secretary, a local bartender and a realtor. She was a Girl Scout leader and a pageant mom as well. She also worked as an aide at the local schools and worked at the Covenant Children’s Home. She was fundamentally responsible for the founding development and support of the Bureau County Health and Wellness free clinic, working tirelessly establishing all of the office protocols and training, and was an invaluable participant for many years. Her passion was caring for the elderly. Marti enjoyed traveling with her children and their friends, gardening, garage sales, collecting dolls, caring for animals and loved taking photos. Anyone that knew Marti, knew that she was a mother to many. She had a big heart, was a good listener and would help anyone. She always gave to all and expected nothing in return. She was a Beautiful Mother, Grandmother, Best Friend, Sister and Auntie. Therefore, she earned the “Gold Heart Award for Life” from her children. She is survived by her two children, Dane Lee Morton and daughter-in-law Dana Michaels of California and Mara Morton-Raabe of Princeton; and one grandson, Tavin Morton of California. Other survivors include Marilyn, Corey, Prida, Diah, Ella, Nancy, Shannon, Nicole and Krishlyn, along with many more close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with family friend Gordy Nagel officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh. com.

PRINCETON — Dennis Lee Smith, 66, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born Nov. 18, 1947, in Princeton to Charles B. and Dorothy A. (Bickett) Smith. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1965. He worked at LCN for 37 years and retired in 2003 as an Dennis information systems manager. Smith He was a member of Princeton Elks Lodge 1461 and Princeton Moose Lodge 1339. Dennis enjoyed yard work, riding his motorcycle, spending time with his grandsons and volunteering his time to help others. He always had a kind word and a big smile for everyone. He enjoyed working out at the Metro Center and socializing with his friends at the gym. He is survived by his two children, Randy Smith of Florida and Lisa May of Princeton; two grandsons, Samuel and Mitchell May of Princeton; one sister, Judith (David) Brown of Princeton; his parents, Charles B. and Dorothy A. Smith of Princeton; and his girlfriend, Susan Johnson of Princeton. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles “Chuck” Smith; and the mother of his children, Sandra Stone Johnson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Christ Community Church in Princeton, 1719 S. Euclid Ave., with the Rev. Rhonda Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Since Denny’s heart-warming smile will always be remembered, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Operation Smile (an organization that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the world) — or visit his obituary at Online condolences may be left at

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SPRING VALLEY — The construction of the new addition at John F. Kennedy Elementary School is coming along at full speed. Last week, the Spring Valley Elementary School Board heard an update on the project from Bill VanDusen of Allied Designs. He recommended the board start looking into accent colors that could be added to “accentuate” the gymnasium, cafeteria and 25 classrooms. The cost to paint one accent wall in each room was priced at $6,810. Board member Jack Kusek suggested leaving the painting without the accent color and having teachers or students select their own paint and design for the accent walls later in the future. Board member Tracy Morris was in favor of the idea and explained the cost to add the accent colors didn’t set well with her. After figuring, she came up with the project costing $50 an hour to paint one wall in each classroom. “I’m a huge fan of the accent colors, but it just seems like a lot of money for one wall per classroom,” she said. Superintendent Jim Hermes suggested holding off on the accent colors in the classrooms and going ahead with painting an accent wall in the gymnasium and cafeteria. While VanDusen explained the accent wall package would have to be broken up, because it was originally put together as one whole budget list item. The board ultimately decided to approve painting only an accent wall color in the cafeteria and gymnasium not to exceed a price of $2,750. VanDusen said the painting would start in the gymnasium. Workers were finishing up smoothing out the brick, before the first coat of paint primer would be applied. Comment on this story at

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PRINCETON — Herbert J. Elliott of Princeton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — Services for Geraldine “Gerry” Pomeroy of San Tan Valley, Ariz., formerly of Princeton, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz., will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in the Elm Lawn Memorial Park Chapel in Princeton. A reception will follow at the Princeton Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

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LAMOILLE — Louis C. Lovgren, 84, of LaMoille died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in at Colonial Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton. Born Sept. 18, 1929, in LaMoille to John Eric and Marie (Sandberg) Lovgren, he married Marjean Brown May 8, 1948, in Mendota. She survives. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, LaMoille, and served on various church boards. He was a 1947 graduate of LaMoille High School. He later served on the LaMoille School Board of Education and was a member of Elks Lodge 1212. He farmed in the LaMoille area his entire life and was a breeder of spotted hogs and angus cattle. He also was a 4-H Club leader, a member of the Farm Bureau, a charter member of Mid-Continent Livestock Exposition and Spotted Breeders Hall of Fame. Also surviving are five sons, David Lovgren of Waxahachie, Texas, Charles Lovgren of LaMoille, Douglas (Gail) Lovgren of LaMoille, Thomas (Bonnie) Lovgren of Arlington and Michael (Hazel) Lovgren of Amboy; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one sister, Loraine Larson of Wheeling. He was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Catherine Lovgren; two sisters, Gertrude Lovgren and Arlene Huizenga; and two brothers, John Lovgren and Harold Lovgren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in the Community United Methodist Church, LaMoille, with the Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, LaMoille. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 24, from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Memorials may be directed to LaMoille Ambulance Service, Community United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice. The Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, provided the arrangements.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Jane Rowley, 88, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Milwaukee. Arrangements are pending at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

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Deadlines for obituaries are 224937-0123 p.m. Monday for Tuesday’s paper, 2 p.m. Wednesday for Thursday’s paper and 2 p.m. Friday for Saturday’s paper.

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Private pesticide applicator test-only session offered HENRY — University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit is offering the following test-only session for private pesticide applicators. The test–only session will be held on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office located at 509 Front St., Henry. Testing will begin promptly at noon. Advance registration is required by today, Thursday. Please call the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office at 309-364-2356 to register. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please indicate when calling/registering. There is no charge for the testing session. The Illinois Department of Agriculture will administer the test. Participants may bring a calculator. New private applicator training manuals came out in 2011/2012. The manual and workbook can be purchased online or at local Extension offices.

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Perspective Bureau County


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Comes the white water rapids We couldn’t stop laughing. My friend and I had made it to the bottom of the mountain, call it a mole hill if you’re in Illinois, and were exchanging with great exhilaration as to the highlights of the stumbling and bumbling journey down the slope in which we’d just partaken. It was the first time my feet had ever strapped on a snowboard, and it was the last day since, that I considered throwing on a pair of skis instead. I contemplated snowboarding before that wintry morning but had never taken the time, or made the decision to do so. My parents threw us on skis when we were still in diapers, and I have enjoyed the COMMENTARY skipping stone syndrome my feet used to encounter, lumping through each self-inflicted bodily assassination attempt on a fall from the heavens that has moments on earth. My father jumped on a board once but didn’t enjoy it, as his feet were misaligned due to the instruction, or lack thereof, at the lodge. All factors aside, though, I kept noticing conception of the shred inching toward the front burners of my brain, so one day after my friend had asked me to go for the umpteenth time, I finally leaped from the edge and said yes. I have not skied since. The skittering glide and I were made for each other, and each single-barrel slip down gravity’s backbone becomes the freedom of imagination as expansive as space. I fell a few times that first run, and many times since, but my instincts come to play in the powder each day the rain falls white, and I can think of no better way to use a January afternoon than in motion atop the frozen ocean. So this old friend and I planned a day trip up to Chestnut Mountain in Galena recently, but as plans unravel, so then do new ones form. We didn’t take the drive north, so I anguished his eardrums to the tune of repetitive invite until his reluctance vanished like a breath of cool winter air. He ventured to my mountain, call it a pasture, and we tied one of Dad’s old water ski tug lines to the jeep and proceeded into the dreams that exceed the wastelands of prior disappointments. We roared with laughter as we took turns tooling around the countryside as if our tires invented the ice below, that their rubber surroundings might turn to skates. Barreling through the caps, we shattered the reality of a night without flight, tossing our bodies onto their sides for the sake of the upright they strained to maintain. Moments of pure acceptance met the spray from the track radius with hearty conviction, as our eyes rose to the midnight sky with rightful gratitude for the silver surf. There have been moments when my trepidation concerning any and many given circumstances easily outweighed my ambitions of attempt, and that aspect of my decision-making process has not withered to extinction, but I now trust that what is taking place can only compliment what will come to pass in the future. If I had not yet snowboarded, I’d still be enjoying a set of skis, and ever more curious about the panel waxed. If we had made it to Chestnut that day, or if we had missed out on the backlands as well, I’d still be looking forward to the next rush that rides my hide as much as I ride it. Give in to the embrace of knowledge, and gain the acceptance of registering few moments into the sum of all, instead of all moments into the remainder of few. I have been blue, but the sky has too, so if an invite drifts upon me today, who am I to turn it away? We’re never falling, we’re just amidst the time before flight. Eric Engel, formerly of Tiskilwa but now of Peoria, can be reached by e-mail at eazywritin84@

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First Person Paula Brown City: Cherry. Where did you grow up: Cherry. Family: Husband, Dave; daughters, Ann and Sue; three grandchildren; two wonderful sons-inlaw; and five siblings. Pets: Three dogs that have passed on. Occupation: Retired junior high teacher. What is the last song you listened to: “Dominic the Donkey.” What is the last book you read: “Killing Kennedy.” What is the last television show you watched: “The Price is Right.” If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Olive Garden’s soup and salad. If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: Cabin cruises.

What is your favorite local restaurant: JT’s in Cherry. If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: I would give the town of Cherry some and invest for the granddaughters’ college education. People would be surprised to know that you: After teaching for over 30

years in Cherry, I’m an “open book.” What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: Residents of small towns become the best friends and help each other. If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: More families with children to keep the school open.

The value of a good reputation Sometimes a little bragging is good, especially if it’s on someone else. The other day I was waiting in line to get a taco salad for lunch at a Princeton business. I was talking with one of the management who wanted to know whom she should contact at the Bureau County Republican to get some advertising done for the business. Since I don’t work directly in advertising and don’t know who is assigned to which areas, I told the management lady that my go-to person would be Pam. She knew everything there is to be known about advertising and is great to work with on anything, I said. Just ahead of me in line was a lady who overheard our conversation. She turned around and, joining the conversation, said I was exactly right. Pam was great to work with and could help the business woman with whatever advertising was needed, the lady said. I couldn’t help but smile. I liked hearing someone brag on one of my co-workers. I was proud of Pam’s good reputation with this lady. I thanked the lady for her

Donna Barker COMMENTARY comments. After all, she didn’t have to make that effort, but she apparently felt compelled to join the conversation because she believed strongly enough that Pam was doing a good job and could help this business lady with her advertising needs, and smile while doing it. A few minutes later, I left the store, taco salad in hand and still thinking how nice it is to hear someone say something nice about someone else and for my co-worker to have such a good reputation in the community. I think sometimes we probably don’t brag on others enough. We take each other for granted, I suppose, until someone else points them out. Those are special times when someone is acknowledged for their good reputation, whether it’s on the job, in a meeting, or in the home.

As I think of all the people with whom I interact as part of my job, I could go office by office, council by council, community by community with examples of those people who have my respect and admiration for the way they handle not just the responsibilities that come with their position, but also for the way they treat people. Earning someone’s respect and admiration is a big deal, whether it’s job-related, school-related, homerelated, or elsewhere. Confirming that respect and admiration is also a big deal. Sometimes people are acknowledged and rewarded by dollars and paychecks, but sometimes it’s by hugs and handshakes. Later that evening, as I was thumbing through a magazine at home, I came upon the following quote about figuring out the big things in life. “If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.” Being a person with a good reputation has got to be one of those things. BCR Senior Staff Writer Donna Barker can be reached at

When & Where Anniversaries: Typically runs one week before the anniversary unless specified. Auction calendar: Information provided by local auctioneers. Runs in the Thursday Bureau County Journal and the Saturday Bureau County Republican. Births: Runs in the Saturday Bureau County Republican. Business & Agriculture: Runs in the Thursday and Saturday Bureau County Republican.

Education: Runs each publication, space permitting. Events Calendar: Runs each publication, space permitting. Letters to the Editor: Runs each publication. Opinions of 500 words or less. Make Someone Happy: Runs each publication. Obituaries: Runs each publication. Perspective: Runs each publication.

PeaceBuilders: Runs in the Thursday paper during the school year. Police reports: Runs each publication, space permitting. Religion Page: Runs in the Thursday paper. Wedding/engagements: Runs every other Thursday. Call the Bureau County Republican at (815) 875-4461 with any questions about deadlines or when a particular news item will publish.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 • 7 Education — Allen Junior High, Bureau Valley North and Princeton High School release honor rolls. See Page 12.

Entertainment — Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Performers Concert Competition winners announced. See Page 13.

Community Notes Trivia Night DEPUE — A trivia night will be held Saturday at the DePue VFW, with proceeds benefitting DePue Elementary. The cost is $10 person and there will be eight to 10 people per table. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. To reserve a table, call 815-326-9599.

Nursing information session OGLESBY — IVCC will hold a nursing admission information session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in room CTC 124 at the college. The session will cover admission requirements and courses students should take before applying to either the associate degree (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs. Due to space limitations, students should RSVP with Kathy Sramek at 815-224-0439 or kathy_

Pancake breakfast PRINCETON — The Knights of Columbus will hold an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday in the St. Louis School gymnasium. Adult tickets are $6, children ages 4-12 are $3 and children under 3 are free. All proceeds will support St. Louis School

Make Someone Happy • Happy “significant” birthday on Friday to Carol Nelson of Princeton. • Happy birthday today, Thursday, to Marc Mongan. Have a great day! Love, Mom and George. • Happy birthday to our dad, Marc. Love you lots, Kody and Kelsea.

Religion Briefs Wine and beer tasting DALZELL — St. Thomas More Church in Dalzell will hold a wine and beer tasting event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The tasting is sponsored by Rudy’s Liquor in LaSalle. There will be appetizers, desserts, raffles, door prizes and music. The cost is $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Participants must 21 or older to enter. All proceeds will go to St. Thomas More Church. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at Rudy’s Liquor in LaSalle or by contacting Nicole Molina at 815-579-2431, Dawn Pantenburg at 815-228-4857 or Julie at Holy Trinity at 815-894-2006.

Wesleyan Church finishes renovations PRINCETON — The Princeton Wesleyan Church has finished renovations of its basement and children’s areas after the 2013 spring rains. There will be a celebration beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Sunday. The church is located at 421 E. Dover Road. All are welcome to attend.

CWU will have annual meeting PRINCETON — Church Women United will have its annual meeting Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church beginning at noon. They will have a salad luncheon; participants are asked to bring a salad to share. The speaker will be Paul Butler from WUNT radio. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Sue Scruggs at 815-875-1446.

Annual brunch HOLLOWAYVILLE — The 62nd annual pancake and sausage brunch at the Hollowayville UCC, Route 6, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2. The menu will include pancakes, homemade pork sausage, French toast, fruit, pie and beverage. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under.

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Bradford names math award winners Bradford has announced the names of students who have received the math award. They are Haylie Moodie (front row, from left), Ella Beach, Areyanna Hedgepath, Jack Morman, Oliver Stabler, Rose Krider, Tristan Porter, Riggens Shafer, Sean Kendall, C.J. Bailey, McKenzie Coleman; (second row), Morgan Coleman, Sam Rouse, Jenae Sears, Haylie Peterson, Kendra Selby (back row), Chase Stahl, Meranda Schaffer, Ian Hengl, Payton Stahl, Alex Guelde, Connor Scott and Whitney Schupp.

IVCC Foundation plans Irish Night OGLESBY — The Larking and Moran Brothers band of Chicago will return for the Illinois Valley Community College Foundations 10th annual Irish Night dinner and auction celebration March 1 at Senica’s Oak Ridge. Doors open at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the band will play from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $50 per person. An Irish buffet of corned beef and cabbage and another entrée will be served. The evening, sponsored by

Hometown National Bank in LaSalle, will also feature raffles and auctions. In 2008, the Irish rock band featuring Dan, Dan Jr., Mike and Joe Larkin, Terry and Kevin Moran and Neal Sullivan, drew a record Irish Night crowd of 300. They’ve performed in Las Vegas, Milwaukee’s Irish Fest, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall, Navy Pier and the Park West and across Ireland including Killarney, Dublin and Galway. The band

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“The Celtic Rat Pack,” Chicago’s Larkin and Moran Brothers band, will play IVCC’s Irish Night March 1 at Senica’s Oak Ridge. has also performed live on Fox News Chicago and the Steve Dahl Show. All proceeds benefit the Foundation which provides more than $200,000 in scholarships to more than 200 students annually. Since its founding in

1976, the Foundation has invested more than $2.2 million in IVCC students. For information or to reserve tickets, call Donna Swiskoski at 815-2240551. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

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St. Louis School plans Catholic Week activities

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Participants in this year’s geography bee at Bureau Valley South in Buda were (front row, from left) Jason Carrington, William Gross, Damion Davis and Amya Johnson; and (back row) geography bee coordinator Mae Jaggers, Troy Blair, Trent DeVenney, champion Austin Catton, runner-up Kurt Bitting, Thomas Gosch and Jacob Callahan.

BVS Geography Bee BUDA — Bureau Valley South in Buda recently held its geography bee. Eighth-grader Austin Catton won the competition by answering “The Island of Madura and Bali are part of which country?” with “Indonesia.” The runner-up was eighth-grader Kurt Bitting. The geography bee begins in each classroom, fourth through eighth grade. After seven rounds, the top two winners from each class advance to the school bee final competi-

tion round with Mae Jaggers, the geography bee coordinator, as moderator. The 10 finalists were fourth-graders Jason Carrington and William Gross, fifth-graders Damion Davis and Amya Johnson, sixth-graders Troy Blair and Trent DeVenney, seventh-graders Jacob Callahan and Thomas Gosch, and eighth-graders Kurt Bitting and Austin Catton. Austin will take a written qualifying test to try and qualify for the state level competition.

PRINCETON — St. Louis School will be celebrating 2014 Catholic Schools week beginning Sunday. For the whole week, the Student Club will have a sucker sale, there will be intercom bingo, roller skating in gym, Scholastic Book Fair and an open house for interested families and parishioners. Events for the week are: Sunday:  9 a.m., Children’s Mass. 8 a.m. to noon, Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. to noon, school open house

Display of family projects about Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Monday:  Spirit shirt day. Classes will visit area nursing homes.   Tuesday:  No homework day. Crazy accessory day. Candy bar bingo with grade prize: principal for a day. 6 p.m., Girls volleyball game at Dimmick.  Wednesday:  All school Rosary for our nation. Cozy cocoa cookie non-uniform day. Make cards for the LaSalle Veterans Home.

3 to 4:30 p.m., Art Club for Grades 3-5. Jan. 30: Non-uniform day, pay $1 for Junior Achievement/St. Louis School bowling team. Prayer partner lunch with taco bar. Skype our Seminarian and/or presentation by Sister Anne Germaine about the Cameroon visit. Jan. 31: 8:05 a.m., children’s Mass. Noon to 2 p.m., Metro Center Friday family fun night. Feb. 1: 10 a.m. Junior Achievement/ St. Louis School Bowling Team.

Annual Sauk Valley Bridal Fair is planned for Feb. 9 at SVCC

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Austin Catton (left) won the spelling bee and Kurt Bitting was runner up.

DIXON — Sauk Valley Media and Seno’s Formal Wear are proud to announce the annual Sauk Valley Bridal Fair will be Feb. 9 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Sauk Valley Community College, located on Route 2 between Sterling and Dixon. The bridal fair will feature exhibits from

cakes to tuxedos and everything in between. Seno Formal Wear, along with Satin n Lace, will present a fashion show featuring the newest trends in tuxes and bridal gowns. All brides that register could win prizes including $75, $150 and $300 certificates to use at the vendor of their choice

plus over 30 other door prizes from participating vendors. Tickets, available now for $5 per person, are available at Sauk Valley Media in Sterling or the Telegraph in Dixon. For more information, call the SVM marketing department at 815-6253600 or email

We invite you to be a part of the 2014 Bureau County Tourism Visitors’ Guide The Bureau County Tourism Committee is proud and excited to announce we will again be working with the Bureau County Republican to publish the Official 2014 Bureau County Visitors’ Guide. The Visitors’ Guide is a fundraiser for Bureau County Tourism. The funds raised are used to promote all of Bureau County via trade shows and advertising. Contact us with the details of your community events planned for the coming year to be included in this year’s guide. Your advertising support will not only help support this project but will get your message to thousands of individuals throughout the state of Illinois.

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9 Sports Thursday, January 23, 2014 • 9 Spring sign-ups — Registration for the Princeton Youth Soccer spring league will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Prouty Building.

Boys basketball: Bureau Valley 70, Newman 60

3 Rivers North Standings

Bracket buster: BV seizes TRACN lead By Patrick Petrosky Shaw Media Service

Tommy Johnston 16 points, 14 rebounds

STERLING – Sterling Newman had the Bureau Valley Storm backed against a wall midway through their game Tuesday night. However, Bureau Valley responded and took sole possession of the

Three Rivers North with a 70-60 victory over Newman. The Storm improved to 14-7 and 6-0 atop the TRAC North. Newman came out of halftime leading 30-25 and doubled its lead in the blink of an eye. Rather than keel over,

Bureau Valley began its comeback and junior Parker Neuhalfen came up big. Neuhalfen hit a jumpshot and Blake Balensiefen scored to help set up the complete turnaround. Neuhalfen hit back-to-back threes more than a minute apart. His second three was


followed up by another long ball from senior Ryan Young. This 9-0 run gave BV its’ first lead since the first quarter at 40-38 with two-minutes left. “I just got open shots,” said Neuhalfen, “and luckily they went in. This gym hasn’t been nice to me over

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Girls basketball: St. Bede 48, Hall 46 (OT)

Hall’s Miguel Villareal drives the baseline in Tuesday’s game at Putnam County. He hit the gamewinning 3-pointer.

Lady Bruins trip Hall in OT By Dan Dwyer

SPRING VALLEY — Free throws were a key difference in the St. Bede Lady Bruins 48-46 overtime victory Tuesday over the Hall Lady Red Devils in a Three Rivers Conference South Division battle as the Lady Bruins were 18 for 25 from the line while the Lady Red Devils were 9 for 20. There wasn’t much in the way of scoring during overtime as each team managed to make only one field goal a piece but St. Bede senior guard Lexie Miranda sank all three free throws in overtime and added the only Lady Bruin field goal of the extra frame to lead the Lady Bruins to victory. “Lexie took over. I’ve been imploring her all day long to go to the basket strong she did and she made some things happen that way. It was real good to see us convert from the free-throw line as well,” St. Bede coach Tom McGunnigal said Each team made huge plays with under 15-seconds to play in the fourth quarter. Hall freshman guard Hunter Galassi drilled a shot just inside the three-point line with 13.2 seconds to play to give Hall a 42-41 lead. St. Bede had some heroics of its own. Senior guard Laura Sickley drove the entire length of the floor and put a floater up over three Hall defenders which rattled around the rim before finally dropping to give the Lady Red Devils a 43-42 lead with 5.3 seconds to play in the fourth. “Laura’s got that look in her eyes like she made some steals and some

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Bureau Valley...............6-0 14-7 Newman ...................... 5-1 17-2 Morrison .....................4-2 8-12 Fulton . .......................4-2 14-5 Riverdale ....................2-4 6-12 Prophetstown .............. 1-3 4-10 Amboy ........................0-5 2-14 Erie ............................0-5 0-17 Tuesday’s results Fulton 36, Morrison 32 Bureau Valley 70, Newman 60 Riverdale 38, Amboy 34

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Boys basketball roundup

Villareal’s 3-pointer lifts Hall over PC By BCR Sports Staff

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Hall’s Emily Hoscheid goes up strong for a shot against St. Bede in first-quarter action at Red Devil Gymnasium Tuesday.

The Hall Red Devils had one thing on their mind, trailing host Putnam County 51-49 in the final seconds of Tuesday’s Illinois Valley battle, they were going to go for the dagger and shoot the three-pointer. And senior Miguel Villareal did just that, knocking down a three-point basket with 4.8 seconds at R.M. Germano Gymnasium in Granville to lift the Red Devils to a 52-51 win over the rival Panthers. “We were trying to get dribble penetration and kick for a three. We were not going to for overtime and the tie. We were shooting a three unless

we had a wide open layup,” Hall coach Mike Filippini said. A.J. Gaeta led the Red Devils with 16 points, Collin Aimone had 14 and Villareal tallied 10. Rockridge 64, Princeton 30: The mighty No. 1 ranked Rockets (18-0) rolled Tuesday behind All-Stater Ethan Happ, who dumped in 20 points including a soaring dunk before half to put the Rockets up 44-21. Garrett Duffin led the Tigers (3-15) with 18 points. The PHS sophomores tripped up Rockridge 53-40 in a battle of league undbeatens. Jake Reinhardt scored 20 points and Levi Bates (11) and Skye Behrends (10) combining for 21 points.

A recipe for success at DePue Charlie Klinefelter sure knows how to cook a killer dish as folks around the Illinois Valley will kindly attest. Now he’s trying to serve up a winning recipe for the boys basketball team at DePue High School. Klinefelter, aka Chef Charlie, has taken over as head coach of the DePue Little Giants basketball team this season after seven years as an assistant. He knows the role puts him on the burner in more ways than one.


“It is a little different since becoming a head coach because the team’s progress seems to rest on your shoulders a little bit more which means your accountability increases, but it also means that you were given the

opportunity to mentor these students to become better students outside the classroom. I’ve always wanted to be a coach of some kind to give back to the sport, and teach kids that what you learn in sports influences us in life. “I really do love coaching and enjoy seeing kids participate and learn were sports can help them learn more about life.” Klinefelter played basketball at DePue from 1973-77 under coach Eric Bryant Sr., who was a model of discipline and respect when it came to

coaching. He said times have changed some since those days. “I have found out that coaching is so much different now then when I was in school. Some of the older coaches can remember that discipline was a must and respect for our coaches was demanded where as it seems a little different these days,” he said. “But through the years I have learned to adjust to our younger athletes while still demanding respect.”

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DePue coach Charlie Klinefelter, aka “Chef Charlie,” is among the best dressed in the gym.

10 Sports 10 • Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bureau County Republican •

Bowling roundup Hall wins Lady Devils Invite

Lady Bruins

Kaitlyn Padgett and the Hall bowlers rolled off with the Lady Red Devils Invitational Saturday at Ladd Lanes. Padgett topped the field with a 1,271 series, leading the Lady Devils to a 5,217 to 4,561 margin of victory over runner-up Mendota. Hall also gained a 1,032 from Heidi Nielsen, a Kaitlyn Padgett 1,012 from Olivia Bergagna, a 984 from Clarissa Gerrard and a 918 from Nicole Whitten. Top bowler for third place St. Bede (4,216) was Emily Wilke (940). Boys regional: Four area bowlers advanced from the LaSalle Regional to sectionals at the Illinois Valley Super Bowl Saturday. St. Bede senior Devin Forbes, placed fourth with a 1,182 series. He will be joined by Hall’s James Russell, sixth at 1,161, and Simon Burcham, 10th at 1,081 along with DePue’s James Yundt, who placed seventh with a 1,147. Burcham was the final individual bowler to advance. LaSalle-Peru freshman Nate Stubler led all bowlers with a first-place 1,448. Jerseyville Jersey won the regional crown by knocking down 6,401 pins. Taylorville (6,093) and Streator (6,021) placed second and third while host LaSallePeru (5,903) beat out rival Ottawa for the fourth and final qualifying spot for the Belleville Sectional. St. Bede (5,134) finished seventh and Hall (5,021) ninth.

BCR photo/Mike Vaughn

Princeton’s Doran Piper locks horns gets Amboy’s Garrett Gerdes at Monday at Prouty Gym. Piper lost the 138-pound match by fall, but the Tigers won the meet 36-29.

Wrestling roundup

Tigers split TRAC meet By BCR Sports Staff The Princeton wrestlers returned to action Monday at Prouty Gym for a Three Rivers triangular, defeating Amboy 36-29 while falling to Sherrard 56-21. Drew Pranka scored an exciting 1-0 win at 160 over Amboy with a third period escape. Other winners on the mat for were Austin Wetsel (126, 7-0), Luke Hoffman (170, 4:44 fall) and Dylan Williams (285, 4:45 fall). PHS gained forfeit wins at 106, 120 and 195 while giving away 152.

Pranka (2:31) and Dylan Williams (2:54) came back with pinfalls against Sherrard while Chaz Williams scored a 15-0 whitewash at 195. Tyler Wood won by forfeit again. At Amboy: St. Bede (108) tied for fourth place in Saturday’s Amboy Invitational. James Peacock (132) and Joel Caulfield (195) both came away with second-place finishes. Other place finishers for St. Bede were Carter Funfsinn (106) and John Barnes (285), who each placed third, and Spencer Barnes (170), who came in fourth.

From Page 9 plays and just had that will of a winner and heart of a champion, and she wasn’t going to let the game get away and she went out there and made some great plays,” McGunnigal said. Hall coach Joshia Martin called a timeout to get his team collected for the long inbounds play. It paid off as he drew up a play that saw senior forward Becca Herrmann streak down the sideline and receive a beautiful baseball pass that hit her in stride from her younger sister junior guard Ellie Herrmann. The elder Herrmann was fouled on the layup attempt and knocked down 1 of 2 free throw attempts to send the game into overtime. Hall led most of the first half before St. Bede went on an 11-4 run midway through the second quarter to jump on top 19-12 on a three-pointer from the top of the key by senior guard Kelsey Thompson at the 2:58 mark. “St. Bede made that run and it’s been happening to us all year the other team seems to make a run at some point in the game and our girls showed a lot of resiliency by stopping that run, staying with the game and not quitting because that could have been very easy to do,” Martin said. Hall battled back for the remainder of the first half and would go into half time trailing 24-21. “We’re always a work in progress, but you know it was a good win for us we did a lot of nice things. Perona putting in that three-pointer was big. She just stepped up and knocked it down but that’s how

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Hall’s Becca Herrmann drives to the basket, working her way through St. Bede’s Lexie Miranda (left) and Kelsey Thompson in Tuesday’s game. you’re supposed to shoot with no hesitation. We definitely have some things to work on but it was a real good win for us,” McGunnigal said. The Lady Bruins had three players reach double digits as Sickley had a game-high 15 followed by Miranda (12) and sophomore center Hanna Bima (11). Hall’s offensive attack was lead by Galassi (13), Becca Herrmann (8) and Ellie Herrmann (7). • St. Bede broke out in their final game in the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Tournament Monday at Byron with a 56-42 win over Rockford Christian Life, finishing 1-3. Also Monday, Hall lost to Mendota 52-23. Comment on this story at www.

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Barlow leaves youth hooked on fishing Last week had its moments of sadness. Princeton OUTDOOR COLUMNIST and Bureau County lost a long time citizen and friend, Steve news. Our son Kipp, Barlow. I want to share who is stationed in Okia Steve Barlow story nawa, received orders few people know about. that he was to return to About three years the States for two weeks ago, Steve called me of officers training. We up and asked me to had not seen him and come to his house. I his family for a year and wondered what this call a half. So we left Friday would lead to. Susan morning to meet him invited me in and led on the East Coast. We me to the kitchen. thought we were beating There was Steve at the the weather Princeton kitchen table with two got Saturday, but we tackle boxes in front of still got nailed throughhim. out the state of Ohio. “Lee, my days of We picked them up at active fishing are over, Reagan International and I want to see if you and have been with can put this gear to them since. Two days use,” he said. of 65 degree weather in He opened the boxes Jacksonville, N.C., has and there were many made it nice. lures we had used in • I’m sad to miss the Canada. NWTF banquet this He told me to take Saturday. It always has this on our Canada good food like ribeye trip and offer the lures and chicken breasts, to any of the kids that and great outdoor want them. If they lost items. Get out and supthe lure, tough. At the port this fine organizaend of the week, hand tion. it back and we’ll use it • The PHS Sportsnext year. This we did man’s Club is startand will continue to do ing the first steps in so. That is the kind of preparation for our guy Steve was. He had a annual Canada trip. tender spot in his heart Still four months away, for kids of the commubut we are getting nity. things started. Some • Mark your calender local people have asked for the Bureau County about joining us. This Pheasants Forever is great. Just call me at Annual Banquet on home for information. March 6 at the Bureau Participants will need a County Met in Princpassport. More informaeton. Doors open at 5 tion to come in my next p.m., dinner starts article. at 6 p.m. and the auc• Next week, I’ll tell tion begins at 7 p.m. you about Pheasants There will be more Forever. Until then, information in my next shoot a coyote. column for tickets, etc. Lee Wahlgren is the • A couple of months BCR Outdoor Columago my wife and I nist. Contact him at received some good

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Girls basketball roundup

Putnam County advances to TCC finals Top-seeded Putnam County topped Roanoke-Benson 55-38 and No. 2 Peoria Christian beat Marquette 61-49 in Tuesday’s semifinals of the TriCounty Conference Tournament. Stephanie Wilson led the Lady Panthers with 17 points, Carly Gonet added 13 and Daniela Pavlovich had 12. Putnam County and Peoria Christian will meet for the championship at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ottawa Marquette.


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these years, but I think I finally broke through. They came out and hit us hard in the third quarter, but it shows how we can respond. Hopefully we can keep it up.” The Storm took a 46-42 lead heading into the fourth. A battle between Newman sophomore Noak McCarty and Neuhalfen consumed the first two


Little Ten Conference

At Hinckley: LaMoille/Ohio fell to Hinckley-Big Rock 61-29 in the opening night of the Little Ten Conference Tournament. Vanessa Martinez led the Lady Lions (7-13) with 14 points and Shiela Browning added 11. The Lady Lions will return to action at 7 p.m. Thursday vs. No. 7 EarlvilleLeland, which fell to No. 2 Serena 52-18. In other games, Paw Paw defeated Hiawatha 52-37.

minutes of the final frame. For four possessions in a row, the two exchanged their own razzle-dazzle baskets on respective ends. Neuhalfen got the last laugh and capped off the back-and-forth with a layup to preserve his team’s 53-46 lead. A.J. Sharp hit back-toback threes to bring Newman with four with three minutes to play. The Storm found an answer, as Neuhalfen absorbed contact and finished a layup. He converted the 3-point

play to give his team a 60-52 lead with 2:30 left. As Newman (17-2, 5-1) continued to look for the three-pointers to fall, Johnston was beneath the basket grabbing the misses. This helped him secure a game high 14-rebounds when his team needed it. “Tommy’s a captain and he gets a lot of blame when we don’t play well, along with Parker and Ryan. But he deserves a lot of credit when we do play well,” Storm coach Jason Marquis said. “Obviously, we


From Page 9 Klinefelter honed his basketball game and cooking skills while playing for the Regional Navy team based out of central California where competition was stiff, he said. While he believes he is still best known as Chef Charlie, he said his colleagues let him know that, “I am probably the best dressed coach around.” He views it having the best of both worlds despite juggling his busy schedule between the gym and the kitchen. “At times it’s very stressful but my bosses give me the opportunity to shuffle both and I couldn’t make it happen without their support,” he said. When asked for his special dish in the kitchen, the Chef at Skoogs Steakhouse said, having been afforded the luxury to cook all over the world being in the military and being in California for so many years, “I can honestly say that I have no special dish. I can do everything good. One thing’s for sure, the team dinners must be pretty tasteful if Chef Charlie is cooking. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at

Lincoln Trail Conference

At Annawan: Three-time defending champ and top-seeded Annawan opened Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament play with a 81-50 win over No. 8 ROWVA. Celina VanHyfte and Cierra Davis each scored 20 points. The Bravettes (14-4) advance to Thursday’s tournament semifinals at West Central High School in Biggsville.


High school girls At Spring Valley

St. Bede 5 19 7 12 5 - 48 Hall 7 12 15 9 3 - 46 St. Bede: Sickley 4 7-9 15, Perona 1 (1) 0-0 3, Miranda 3 6-7 12, Thompson 2 (1) 0-1 5, Bima 3 5-8 11, Mauck 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14 (2) 18-27 48. Fouls: 17. Hall: E. Herrmann 3 1-2 7, Golden 1 0-0 2, Hoscheid 1 3-4 5, Faletti 2 0-1 4, Galassi 6 1-4 13, Lusietto 2 2-5 6, B. Herrmann 3 2-4 8. Totals:18 (1) 9-20 46. Fouls: 18. SOPHS: St. Bede 40-15. SB: Pohar 11, Ludford 11. Tri-County Conference Tournament at Ott. Marquette

Monday: Peoria Christian 80, DePue 17 Marquette 46, Henry 27 Tuesday: Putnam County 55, Roanoke-Benson 38 Peoria Christian 61, Marquette 49 Wednesday: Game 6 - DePue vs. Henry. Thursday: Consolation - Midland vs. winner 6, 5 p.m. Third place R-B vs. Marquette, 6:30 p.m. Title - Putnam County vs. Peoria Christian, 8 p.m. Little Ten Conference Tournament at Hinckley

Monday: (8) Paw Paw 52, (9) Hiawatha 37 (2) Serena 52, (7) Earlville-Leland 18

look at Tommy to do a lot of things for us. It was a big time game and Tom is a big time player. I’m proud for him that he had the opportunity to step up and do that. It meant a lot to our group.” “We gave up 45 points in the second half,” said Newman coach Ray Sharp. “That’s just a ton of points. We couldn’t get it done defensively in the second half, we couldn’t get a stop.” Comment on this story at

(3) Hinckley-Big Rock 61, (6) Lamoille/Ohio 29. HBR: Cowan 13, Madden 12, Paver 12, Gonzalez 10, Flanagan 10. L/O: Martinez 14, Browning 11. Tuesday: Game 4 - (1) Newark 55, (8) Paw Paw 13. Game 5 - (4) Indian Creek 44, (5) Somonauk 34. Thursday: Game 6 - (1) Newark vs. (4) Indian Creek, 5:30 p.m. Game 7 - (2) Serena vs. (3) HBR, 7 p.m. At Shabbona: Game 8 - (9) Hiawatha vs. (5) Somonauk, 5:30 p.m. Game 9 - (7) Earlville-Leland vs. (6) Lamoille/Ohio, 7 p.m. Friday: Consolation title - winers 8-9, 5 p.m. Third place - losers 6-7, 6:30 p.m. Title - winners 6-7, 8 p.m. At Spring Valley

Mendota 52, Hall 23. Hall: Hoscheid 7, Lusietto 7. At Manlius

Freshmen: Princeton 29, Bureau Valley 20. PHS: Mall 8, Murray 7, Vaccaro 7, Weatherington 4. BV: Mungia 5, Kruse 4. JV: Bureau Valley 28, Princeton 27. PHS: Clark 12, Farrell 8, A. Sims 7. BV: Dean 9, Bickett 5, Zemke 4, Kaiser 4, Brunoholer 3, Kolb 3. Other area scores

L-P 59, Streator 43 Ottawa 37, Geneseo 26 High school BOYS At Sterling

Bureau Valley 12 13 21 24 – 70 Newman 14 16 12 18 – 60 BV (14-7, 6-0 Three Rivers): Johnston 5-10 6-7 16, Mead 2-2 3-6

7, Balensiefen 0-4 2-2 2, Miller 4-6 0-0 7, Neuhalfen 7-9 7-7 23, Johnson 0-2 3-6 3, Young 2-6 4-4 10, Winrich 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 20-39 25-32 70. Rebounds: 36 (Johnston 14, Neuhalfen 5, Mead 5, Miller 4, Balensiefen 4, Johnson, Young). Steals: 5 (Johnston, Mead, Balensiefen, Miller, Young). Turnovers: 19. At Edington

Princeton 12 7 3 8 - 30 Rockridge 22 22 16 4 - 64 PHS: (3-15): Camp 1-1 0-0 2, Brockman 0-0 0-0 0, Friel 0-1 0-0 0, Duffin 7-10 (2-2) 2-2 18 Vaccaro 0-6 (0-3) 0-0 0, Alvarez 1-2 0-2 2, Schmidt 0-3 (0-1) 0-0 0, Andersen 0-4 0-0 0, Hicks 0-2 0-0 0, Duffy 1-3 (1-2) 0-0 3, Warren 0-0 0-0 0, Bickett 1-6 (1-4) 0-1 3, Clark 1-3 (0-1) 0-0 2. Totals: 12-41 (4-13) 2-5 30, Rebounds: 25 (Bickett 5). Turnovers: 19. SOPHS: PHS 53-40. PHS: Reinhardt 20, Bates 11, Behrends 10, Wedekind 4, Kuhne 3, Jilderda 3, Smith 2. At St. Bede

Kewanee 67. St. Bede 53. SB: Olson 16, Brady 13, Dutlinger 10. JUNIOR COLLEGE MEN: IVCC 81, St. Ambrose JV 60. IVCC: Johnson 26, Arteaga 19.


Junior high girls At Cherry

7th grade: Cherry def. Princeton Christian Academy 25-6 25-12. Cherry: Payton Kerper 10, Olivia Lamis 9, Hayleigh Brokaw 5.

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Honor Roll Princeton High School First Semester 2013-2014 High honor roll * Denotes 4.0 Keyenna Altizer, Zachary Andersen*, Marisa Bacorn, Mollie Bates, Elliott Beetz, Laura Behrends, Jacquelyn Berkler, Jon Bibula, Jacob Bickett, Lindsay Bickett, Doninick Biggs*, Jessica Birkey, Elise Blocki, Alison Brown, Dmitri Bruchman, Alexis Camp, Taylor Clark*, Tyler Clark, Jayde Corsale, Doran Cotter, Jacob Doan*, Garrett Duffin*, Meghan Duffin, Maxine Dumyahn, Kimmy Duong, Allison Dylo, Coye Eden, Hannah Erickson, Jamie Forbeck, Zachary Friel, Matthew Gardner, Gabriella Gerber, Jacob Gleason, Kimberly Glenn, Hector Gomez, Jenna Grimmer, Michelle Harris, Lindsay Hartwig, Alyssa Hattan, Brittany Hayes, Hailey Hedden, Megan Hendrickson, Arraia Hicks, Zachary Hicks, Brooke Hieronymus*, Hailey Hilmes, Nicole Holland*, Alisa Holmbeck*, Jacob Hunt, Mason Hunt, Quillie Jackson, Abigail Jaques, Rachel Jensen, Ryan Jensen, Lauren Johnson, Angelica Jones*, Julia Jones, Michelle Kelly*, Jacqueline King, Brittany Krohn*, Jessica Krohn, Joseph Kunkel, Justin Lewis, Brent Loftus, Chloe Lund*, Hannah Lund, Michaela Mall, Ashley

March*, Luke Marselle, Daneille May, Zoe Mead, MaKenzie Mecum, Madison Menzel, Hailey Michael, Grace Minnick, Lila Minnick, Emma Mosier, Ian Nichols, Charles Olson, Selena Olson, Jennifer O’Neil, Ryan Owens, Anjali Patel, Drew Pranka*, Julia Prushinski, Rebecca Prushinski, Gabe Pytel, Sarah Ray, Jake Reeverts, Audra Reidner, Emma Reidner, Jacob Reinhardt*, Alex Schlesinger*, Kim Schlesinger*, Brenton Schmidt, Kelly Schmidt*, Hailey Schultz, Kaelyn Searl, Tieg Sisler, Megan Smith*, Sierra Storm, Michaela Strom, Kiara Tate, Taylor Tieman, Devin Truedson, Alison Van Den Bussche*, Natalie Vujanov, Megan Wagenknecht, Nicolas Warren, Kendal Way, Taylor Weatherington, Brittany Wendling*, Malena Wheeler, Mallory Wheeler*, Chaz Williams, Joshua Wray*, Cole Wright and Anna Zehr*. Honor roll Kallie Albrecht, Aaron Allen, Anna Allen, Brody Anderson, Levi Bates, Julia Bauer, Jack Bays, Zachariah Begly, Abigail Bickett, Alex Biggs, Emily Boes, Zachery Bogatitus, Gabriella Bonucci, Fran Bowman, Zachary Burrows, Briuna Callaway, Mitchell Campbell, Sarah Crowe, Katherine Dalziel, Tiffany De Guzman, Nate Duffy, Nancy Duong, Emma

Elmore, Payton Erricson, Ashley Falk, Ashley Farraher, Stephenny Farrell, Devin Fields, Rachel Frank, Bethany Ganther, Garrett Gebhart, Kaelynn Geheber, Mackenzie Geldean, Luke Gleason, Ryan Grieff, Sabina Guajardo Ochoa, Courteny Hadley, Alex Hall, Tyler Hammitt, Collin Hargreaves, Kira Harp, Jaxon Harris, Zachery Hassler, Cydney Hayes, Elizabeth Hendrix, Samantha Holt, Rebecca Hult, Jessica Jensen, Luke Jensen, Olivia Joehl, Michaela Jonas, Arlie Kierski, Elysia King, Kyle Kinnamon, Kyle Knudsen, Kiley Korey, Tanner Kuhne, Sarah Kurth, Brianna Legner, Morgan Lilley, Alexis Mink, Janae Mitchell, Kelsey Moore, Kaegan Moorman, Nathan Mosier, Sarah Murray, Madelina Nunez, Courtney Oeder, Griffin Orr, Makenna Osborn, Ellise Piper, Alicia Poss, Harold Ramsey, Jaclynn Rapp, Dana Rawlings, Bayly Reed, Grant Reed, Ivy Rhodes, Ashley Rivera, Madalyn Robbins, Hunter Rodda, Rebekah Rowland, Katrina Rudolph, Mefmet Sadiku, Makenzie Scaggs, Casey Schertz, Colbi Schertz, Daniel Schmitt, Kaitlin Schmitt, Luke Schultz, Aaron Sears, Mary Siebert, Ann Sims, Rachel Sims, Alexandria Smallwood, Mariah Smith, Danielle Spevak, Elizabeth

Stites, Brook Stowe, Caleb Strom, Isaiah Taylor, Natalee Theobald, Seth Torchia, J.J. Vaccaro, Zachary Vaccaro, Evelyn Vergamini, Stacey Walters, Courtney Webb, Jett Wedekind, Bryann Williams, Erika Williams, Morgan Williams, Arianna Wittel, Grace Wolbrecht, Denver Wyatt, Nicole Yarrington, Colton Youngren and Clayton Zelenik.

Bureau Valley North 2013-2014 Second Quarter High Honor Roll Eighth grade: Jade Blackert, Ellen Johnson, Joshua Monier, Nataleigh Nugent, Joseph Peters, Bradley Sierens, Morgan Vick and Austin Wierzbicki. Seventh grade: Allison DeBrock, Delaney Dzurisin, Emily Fordham, Morgan Freeman, Stephanie Gripp, Dallas Hardy, Abbey Johnson, Noah Johnson, Makaila Kunz, Elijah Lind, Madalynn McFadden, Zoe Schiedel and Montana VonHolten. Sixth grade: Mason Baker, Devan Batten, Sarah Beattie, Haeli Blackert, Molly Bohm, Bailey Butler, Josie Cady, Allen Guenther, Logan Hardy, Caroline Konneck, Katherine Monier and Cidney Whittaker. Honor Roll Eighth grade: Katie Bannick, Colbie Carl, Kolton Church, Jackson

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IVSO Young Performers Concert Competition winners announced OTTAWA — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Performers Concerto Competition was held Jan. 4 at Ottawa High School. Eight competed in the junior division and 16 in the senior division. The judges were David Commanday, Lynne Stukart and Tim Karth. The winners will perform with the IVSO at two student concerts in Ottawa on Feb. 21 and on the March 1 IVSO series concert at Ottawa High School. Junior Division The winner was Joannah Cisneros, flute, Telemann, Suite in a minor, I. The daughter of Debbie and Paul Cisneros, she is an eighth grader at Holy Family School in Oglesby. She has studied flute with Sue Gillio since she was 9 years old. She is a member of the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony, Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble, Peru Municipal Band and has participated on the master class of Gerald Carey at the Annual Summer Flute Retreat in Peru. She has been selected for District 2 IMEA Junior Band for the past three years and was the recipient of the Outstanding Soloist for Band O Rama

the past two years. Additionally, she has studied piano for the past 10 years with Anne Marie Olsen of Rockford Music Academy. The runner-up was Rachel Haas, flute. Honorable mention went to Morgan Phillips, violin, and Jessica Znaniecki, flute. Senior Division The winner was Simon Tiffin, piano, Mozart, Concerto #20, d minor, I. The son of David and Ellen Tiffin of Ottawa, he is a junior at Ottawa Township High School. He has studied piano with Anne Badger from the age of 6 and was also the 2012 Junior IVSO Young Performers Competition Winner. In 2013, he attended the Indiana University Summer Piano Academy, a camp for young virtuoso pianists, where he studied with Emile Nauomoff, Andre Watts and others. He will attend the Merit School of Music in Chicago this fall to further his musical abilities. Additionally, he enjoys playing the organ and plays for two churches locally, he is a percussionist with the OTHS band and is also the pianist for the Ottawa Jazz Band. He

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Senior division participants in the IVSO Young Performers Concerto Competition were Abigail Dominis (from left), Bethany Wohrley, Abigail Smith, Abigail Walker, Adrienne Havelka and Simon Tiffin. The winner was Simon Tiffin.
 is a two-year wrestler at OTHS and enjoys participating in the school’s drama department. He was selected as the IVYSO concerto competition winner and will perform with the group in April. The runner-up was Abigail Dominis, trombone. Honorable mention went to Adrienne Havelka, flute; Abigail Lin Smith, violin; Abigail Walker, flute; and Bethany Wohrley, flute.

Junior division participants in the IVSO Young Performers Concerto Competition were Joannah Cisneros (from left), Jessica Znaniecki and Rachel Haas. Absent from the photo was Morgan Phillips. The winner was Joannah Cisneros. Photo contributed

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Marenda opens Joey’s Sausage and Deli Spring Valley native taps into family history By Lyle Ganther

SPRING VALLEY — Joey Marenda is tapping into his family’s history by opening Joey’s Sausage and Deli in Spring Valley. “I have always wanted to do this,” he said. “It is part of my family history. My grandparents ran Spring Valley Dairy, and my dad and uncle ran West Town Market in Spring Valley.” Marenda opened the fullservice deli several months ago at 230 W. St. Paul St. in a building that used to be a grocery store in the 1950s. “We use family recipes to make the sausage and specialty sausage orders. We also make other people’s sausage recipes,” he said. “I wanted to bring back the hand-crafted specialty items of the past.” Marenda has lived in Spring Valley all of his life

and wanted to do something for downtown Spring Valley by opening his own full-service deli. “Our family recipe for homemade sausage was passed down to me from my dad, Ray (Bum) Marenda, who always taught me to use good, fresh meat and quality seasonings,” said Joey Marenda. “It is made in small batches to ensure consistency and freshness.” Available every day in bulk or rope, Joey’s Sausage and Deli will also make patties upon request and special orders for larger quantities. On Saturdays, Marenda makes salamings, an old Italian boiling salami. The phone number for Joey’s Sausage and Deli is 815-481-3354. It is open Thursday through Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Joey’s Sausage and Deli serves lunch and dinner daily and also offers catering services to its customers. Comment on this story at

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Initial hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The program will operate in the Hawthorne Assisted Living Building, 1101 31st St. For more information or to tour Liberty Village Retirement Campus, call 815-224-2200, option 2, or visit their website at www.libertyvillageofperu. com.

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Joey Marenda of Joey’s Sausage and Deli shows some of the homemade sausage he sells at his business located in a building in downtown Spring Valley that used to be a grocery store in the 1950s.

Property Transfers The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: Jan. 7, 2014 Bradley Schafer to David and Shanna Cruse, warranty deed, Lot 51 in Elston’s Addition, Princeton, $145,000. Jan. 8, 2014 Jean Miller to Joanne and Robert Porter, warranty deed, Lots 21-23 in First Addition Lake Arispie Subdivision, $120,000. Abel and Victoria

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son and Jack Swanson to Michael Maynard, trustees’ deed, part of Sections 20 and 29 in Greenville Township, $580,000. Jay Russell, David Swanson, Jay Swanson and Jack Swanson to Duane and Nancy Blackett, deed in trust, part of Sections 29-30 in Greenville Township, $956,500. Dee and Harry McCune to Judson Brown, deed in trust, part of Section 9 in Indiantown Township, $1,777,000. Jay Russell, David Swanson, Jay Swan-

son and Jack Swanson to Lynette and Ralph Kropf, trustees’ deed, part of Sections 19 and 30 in Greenville Township, $992,500. Jan. 10, 2014 Jay Russell, David Swanson, Jay Swanson and Jack Swanson to Duane Blackert, deed in trust, part of Sections 29 and 32 in Greenville Township, $252,000. Norman and Sue VonHolten to Dietz Farms Land Trust and Gabriel Dietz, warranty deed, part of Sections 7 and 18 in Gold Township, $500,000.

OTTAWA — University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Unit invites producers and others interested to attend the upcoming beef sire selection and management seminar from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pitstick Pavilion near Ottawa. University of Illinois Extension beef educator Travis Meeter will talk on management and nutrition of herd bulls and give an update on the Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale. Other speakers will include: Doug Parrett, University of Illinois: Incorporating EPDs into bull selection and future use of EPDs in selection; Joe Dedrickson, DVM, Merial: Extending parasite control

in your cattle herd; Kevin Glaubius, VitaFerm: Advantages of a breeding seasonfocused mineral program; Rod Shoenbine, Zoetis: Genetic testing opportunities for advancing selection of desired traits; Jerry Cassady, regional field representative, American Angus Association: New sire selection tools; and Kevin Devore, ABS: Future trends in the beef industry. Pre-registration is should be sent in by Friday. Registration will be taken at the door as room allows. The cost for the program is $15 which includes dinner and is payable at the door. To register, call 217430-7030 or email

Ag story ideas? — Contact Bureau County Republican Senior Staff Writer Donna Barker at 815-875-4461, ext. 244, or email her at dbarker@

LegalNotices NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting

the business known as Country Cutters located at 408 W. North St, Walnut, IL 61376. Dated this 13th day of January, 2014. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 16, 23 and 30, 2014.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS Midland States Bank ) PLAINTIFF ) Vs. ) James E. Bodnum Jr. a/k/a JB; Citifinancial ) Services, Inc.; Ken Bodnum; Rick Bodnum; ) Vicki Hatton; Unknown Heirs and Legatees ) of Carol M. Bodnum; Unknown Owners and ) Nonrecord Claimants; Kenneth McEvoy, as ) Special Representative for Carol M. Bodnum ) (deceased) ) DEFENDANTS ) 13 CH 00085 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU:


ALONG AND UPON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; AND THENCE RUNNING SOUTH ALONG AND UPON THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOTS 3, 4, 5, AND 8 IN SAID BLOCK 12 TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE UNDERLYING COAL AND FIRECLAY WITH MINING RIGHTS AS HERETOFORE SEVERED FROM THE FEE THEREOF, SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF CHERRY, COUNTY OF BUREAU IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 607 E. Lincoln Avenue, Cherry, IL 61317 and which said Mortgage was made by: James E. Bodnum Sr. executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit Carol M. Bodnum executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit the Mortgagor(s), to Amcore Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Bureau County, Illinois, as Document No. 140310031 Book 1148 Page 343; and

for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court 700 South Main Street Bureau County Courthouse Princeton, IL 61356 on or before February 24, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-21893 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I586109 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 2014.

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CHICAGO — Topping the list of scam activity for 2013 is advance fee brokers, accounting for more than 45-percent of scam inquiries to the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB). Advance fee brokers are usually empty promises for a personal or business loan requiring payment of a fee in advance. This scam attracts vulnerable consumers who need cash urgently. Coming in a close second is work-at-home scams. This scam lures consumers by using get-rich-quick approaches. Ladd Village Board, 6:30 p.m., council chambers The BBB’s top 10 scams are ranked based on numLaMoille Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall ber of specific inquiries made by consumers to provide insight on the deceptive and sometimes illegal business practices in 2013. “In 2013, consumers were tight for cash and were trying to improve their financial situations,” said Steve J. Bernas, president/CEO of the BBB. “Scammers took Jan. 29 – Frances Althea Schultz, farmland, 10 advantage of these vulnerable consumers.” a.m., sale held at Hidden Lake Country Club (12985 Bernas explained, “It is important to be aware that 645 East St.), Sheffield, Folger’s Auction Service Inc., these scams exist. That way people can avoid losing auctioneers. money or personal financial information.” Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 – Two-day estate auction, mowThe complete list of Top 10 Scams in 2013 from the ers, snowblower, tool related, primitives, collectibles, BBB includes: household, steam washer and dryer, scooters, antique • Advance fee brokers. Often these appear to be and modern furniture, antiques, collectibles, toys, very professional operations with attractive websites 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Co.), and advertisements. However, it is illegal for a business Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Company, auctioneers. to charge a fee prior to providing a loan. Typically, Feb. 27 – Irma D. Rodseth family trust, farmland, 10 after wiring money to the scammer, the victim never a.m., sale held at 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, receives the loan. These “lenders” will use fake physiRediger Auction Service, auctioneers. cal addresses or the addresses of real companies. Work-at-home schemes. Legitimate telecommuting jobs do exist; however, many work-from-home opportunities are scams. Promising convenient work always attracts attention; however, when the requirement is to send money for materials first, consumers Old Man Winter has us shivering, but a good should always be on guard. Do not purchase services pot of soup or stew is sure to take off the seaor products from a firm that’s reluctant to answer your sonal chill. Casseroles offer the same trick, as questions, and be cautious of any company that offers do great pasta, rice and other comfort food to an exceptionally high salary requiring few skills and soothe our cold souls. Recipe columnist Judy little work. Check offers out thoroughly for free with Dyke would like to feature one or more of your the BBB at recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau Credit repair services with advance fees. ConsumCounty Journal. Send your recipes to her at ers with bad credit ratings are particularly vulnerable You can also mail to this scam. Everything a credit-repair operation them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, offers an individual can do personally at little or no Princeton, IL 61356. cost. Credit repair operations cannot ask for money ••• in advance, and they cannot automatically remove Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature legitimate negative reports from your credit history. story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular Foreign lotteries. Any lottery from a foreign counquarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to try is illegal in the United States. Stating a person Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsican win or is a winner already provides a strong Please write “Illinois Valley incentive; however, people should never send money Living story” in the subject line. to obtain lottery money. Scammers using fictitious ••• addresses will request you send “fees and taxes” to The Bureau County Republican is anxious to them through a wire service, take the cash and never see your vacation photos. When you’re packprovide any winnings because there are no winners. ing your suitcase for an upcoming excursion, Office supplies - sale by deceptive telemarketing. remember to pack a copy of the BCR too. When This scam features fake invoices for office supplies you get to your destination, have someone being sent to a business, often for only a couple take a photo of you holding the newspaper. hundred dollars. 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All about you Birthdays Jan. 23 • Jean Bates • Wanda Buettner • Andrea Anderson • Cathy Buckman • Justin Buckman • Allison Waca Jan. 24 • Donna Braida • Kim Buser • Becky Foy • Amanda Morris • Jerry Baumann • Connie Cook • Julie Thone • Carol Nelson • Christie Crowther • Natalee Taber Jan. 25 • Ed Maupin • Mary Woodley • Makenzie Ann Shepard • Jay Weber Jan. 26 • Verne Shaffer • Joan Rauba Jan. 27

• Nicolle Manus • Bev Eden • Mickel Fargher • Alice Roggy • Steve Cook Jan. 28 • Ty Palmer • Myra Schwanke • Zackery Sommer • Lisa Sweeny • Amanda Helm • John Baird • Bonnie Mattingly • Pamela Davis • Patty Meronek Jan. 29 • Rachel Anderson • Kyle Burrows • Joan Eggers • Veronica James • Kiel Manus • Bettie Jo May • Annee Crook • Janelle Balensiefen • Bradley P. Gruenwald Jr. • David Jensen

Births Alexander — Janie Alexander of Spring Valley, son, Dec. 27. Barkley — Kenneth Barkley and Andrea Carlson of Princeton, daughter, Dec. 30. Barnas — Johny and Anya Barnas of Walnut, daughter, Jan. 8. Budnick — Louis Jr. and Kathleen (Knettle) Budnick of Spring Valley, son, Jan. 8. Kupperschmid — Christopher and Brianna (Thies) Kupperschmid of Spring Valley, daughter, Jan. 9. Watson — Bradley and Amanda (Sissel) Watson of Tiskilwa, son, Jan. 8. Wallace — Thomas and Heidi (Wilken) Wallace of Walnut, daughter, Jan. 13.

Death Notices Carlson — Laverne S. “Bud” Carlson, 88, Dec. 16. Ernst — Howard P. Ernst, 91, formerly of Carlock, Jan. 13. Jarigese — Refugio Kate Jarigese, 87, of Ottawa, Jan. 11. Morton — Marthanne “Marti” E. Morton, 65, of Princeton, Jan. 15 Owens — Bernice Ruth Owens, 89, of Ohio, Jan. 14. Pomeroy — Geraldine Pomeroy, 94, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., formerly of Princeton, Jan. 14. Vickrey — Dale Vickrey, 98, of Gladstone, Mo., Jan. 11. Yeazel — Elizabeth V. Yeazel, 87, of Princeton, Jan. 17.

Calendar Music in the Back Door Lounge UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge will host Cody Calkins from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Calkins will perform original songs and country music. There will be food and drink available.

Fish fry MANLIUS — A fish fry will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Manlius Sportsman’s Club. The donation is $8.

Trivia night DEPUE — A trivia night will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at the DePue VFW, with proceeds benefitting DePue Elementary. The cost is $10 person and there will be eight to 10 people per table. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. To reserve a table, call 815-3269599.

Trivia night SENICA — Waltham Elementary School will hold a trivia, Jimmy Buffett Night Saturday, Jan. 25 at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Raffle items include a 50-inch TV, Surface tablet and an iPad mini. There will be a 50/50, silent auction, booze raffle and more. Food concessions and a cash bar will be available. Dress in your favorite Jimmy Buffet attire. To reserve a table of six to 10 players, contact Amy Weber at 815-343-4436 or The cost is $10 per player.

Eagle watching UTICA — The Illinois Audubon

Society will sponsor live eagle viewing from the top of Starved Rock Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26. Free events are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Starved Rock Lodge, the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center and Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center. Programs headlining each day are Raptor Awareness at the Lodge and Illinois Birds of Prey at the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center. There will be exhibits by major state and local environmental groups, activities for children, presentations and bald eagle viewing. For more details about the weekend, visit the Illinois Audubon Society website at

Music in the Back Door Lounge UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge will host Brad and Josh, members of Gas Road Riot, from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Brad and Josh will perform rock and roll songs from the oldies to the 1990s. There will be food and drink available.

Community coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the parish hall.

Trivia night PRINCETON — Gateway Services will hold its first trivia night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Princeton Elks Lodge, 1105 E. Peru St., Princeton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and trivia will start at 6:30 p.m. Teams consist of 8 players, and the cost is $10 per player. The Elks will provide a

chicken buffet for $10. There will be a sports themed silent auction. To sign up a team or for more information, call Rachel Dean at 815-875-4548, ext. 238.

Annual brunch HOLLOWAYVILLE — The 62nd annual pancake and sausage brunch at the Hollowayville UCC, Route 6, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The menu will include pancakes, homemade pork sausage, French toast, fruit, pie and beverage. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under.

Bingo PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 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 information, call the lodge at 815-879-5261.

Agricultural apps class PRINCETON — The University of Illinois Extension will give a class on utilizing iPads more effectively for farm or agriculture related business from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Bureau County Extension office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton. The class is hosted by the Bureau County Farm Bureau. The class cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Member fees are available for Farm Bureau members and registered 4-H volunteers. Remember to bring your iPad to the class. To register, contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

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Food court How about something different like some seafood casseroles? I know there are a lot of people who enjoy seafood of all kinds. I’ve had some special requests for seafood dishes. I hope you enjoy these.

Crabmeat Special 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine 2 tablespoons flour 1 pint half and half cream 1 egg, beaten 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup cooked white rice 1 pound fresh crabmeat, picked, shredded 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese In skillet, sauté celery, onion and red bell pepper in margarine, but do not brown. Blend in flour over low heat. Gradually add cream, egg, salt, Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes, until mixture thickens. Fold in rice and crabmeat and blend well. Spoon into buttered 2-quart dish. Bake, covered, at 325° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover and sprinkle cheese over top of casserole. Return to oven for about 5 minutes, just until cheese melts.

Georgia Oyster Casserole 2 quarts oysters 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, divided 3 whole scallions, chopped 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 1/2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup flour 1 8-ounce carton whipping cream 1 3-ounce package grated Parmesan cheese Freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs Drain oysters and set aside. In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add scallions and bell pepper and sauté until vegetables are tender. Add mushrooms and oysters and sauté for 5 minutes. In saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium low heat. Add flour, stirring well. Slowly, add cream, stirring constantly until sauce thickens. Fold in cheese, mix well and pour cheese sauce into oyster mixture. Season with nutmeg, paprika, salt and pepper. Let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon mixture into buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs over top and dot with remaining butter. Place under broiler and brown until casserole is bubbling. Watch closely.

Seafood Imperial 10 slices white bread, crust removed, cubed, divided 1 16-ounce package imitation crabmeat 2 6-ounce cans tiny shrimp drained, deveined 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup chopped celery 1 sweet red bell pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 5 eggs, beaten

3 1/2 cups milk, divided 1 10-ounce can golden mushroom soup 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Place half bread cubes in bottom of greased 11-by14-inch baking dish. In bowl, combine crabmeat, shrimp, mayonnaise, celery, bell pepper, parsley flakes, lemon juice and white pepper, Spread seafood mixture over bread cubes. Sprinkle remaining bread cubes over seafood mixture. In large bowl, combine eggs and 3 cups milk and beat well. Slowly pour eggs and milk over bread cubes. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or overnight. Bake, covered, at 325° for 1 hour. In saucepan, combine mushroom soup, 2/3 cup milk and Parmesan cheese and heat just to mix well. Remove casserole from oven and pour soup mixture over casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10 minutes.

Salmon Casserole 6 ounces dried egg noodles 1 10-ounce can cream of celery soup, undiluted 1 5-ounce can evaporated milk 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 onion, chopped 1 15-ounce can salmon, skin, bones, removed 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 8-ounce can small green peas, drained 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning 1 cup crushed cheese crackers 2 tablespoons margarine, melted Cook noodles according to package directions and drain. Stir in soup, milk, lemon juice, onion, salmon, cheese, peas, salt, pepper and Creole seasoning. Spoon into greased 7-by-11-inch baking dish. Bake, covered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Combine cheese crackers and melted margarine and sprinkle over casserole and return to oven for 10 minutes or until crumbs are slightly browned.

Tuna-In-The-Straw 1 8-ounce package egg noodles 2 10-ounce cans cream of chicken soup 1 8-ounce carton sour cream 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning 1/2 cup milk 2 6-ounce cans white meat tuna, drained, flaked 1 cup shredded processed cheese 1 10-ounce box frozen green peas, thawed 1 2-ounce jar diced pimento 1 1.5-ounce can shoestring potatoes Cook noodles according to package directions and drain. In large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, Creole seasoning and milk; mix well. Add noodles, tuna, cheese, peas and pimento. Pour into greased 9-by13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle top with shoestring potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for about 35 minutes or until shoestring potatoes are lightly browned.


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‘The Quiet Season’ It snowed overnight. You saw it first thing this morning, and you grumbled. You know how much extra work that stuff is: shoveling, brushing, scraping. Everything needs more time to warm up and get going – including you. Sure, snow Terri is pretty … Schlichenmeyer for about 10 minutes. Or, as you’ll see in “The Quiet Season” by Jerry Apps, it’s beautiful for a lifetime. Born to a pair of farmers in the “midst of the Great Depression,” Jerry Apps says that, save but for his time spent in the Army, he’s never missed a Wisconsin winter. For folks in snowy climes, winter reminds us that “we are not in charge,” he says. The winters of 19391947 were particularly memorable for Apps. Electricity hadn’t yet come to his parents’ farm — it didn’t arrive until the spring of ’47 — which meant that milking cows and fetching water was all done by hand. Dinner was made on a wood-burning stove that served both to prepare food and to heat the kitchen. Homework for the three Apps boys was done by kerosene lamp. Apps remembers how his father prepared for winter by “making wood” from dead oak trees and hauling it closer to the house. The family butchered a hog every fall because they “needed the meat if we were going to survive the long winter.” Produce from garden and field was laid in for the season. Even when there was

a snowstorm, the three Apps boys had to walk to school and they tried not to miss a day. The season’s first snow was especially exciting; says Apps, he and his classmates were “running around like we were possessed by first snowfall demons.” As white stuff piled up, his teacher in the one-room schoolhouse tapped one of the bigger children to shovel a path to the outhouses. Apps recalls playing in the snow, and wading through waist-high drifts. He remembers hunting in it, travelling by car and on foot through it, and hoping that Santa could handle it. He recalls when neighbors took care of neighbors and dances were held in someone’s dining room. And he remembers the perfection of winter some 70 years ago, its loveliness and its magic. I’m not sure where it came from, but reading “The Quiet Season” gave me a definite sense of pulse-slowing calmness. Maybe that’s because author Jerry Apps — who often mentions his

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love of a good story — is himself the teller of tales that circle around community in a TV-less, packed-calendar-free, horse-drawn but hardworking world that fewer and fewer folks remember. They’re told with awe, gratitude, grace, more than a little kneeslapping — and lots of love for the way things were, the rotation of the seasons, the bounty of the land, and the perseverance of its people. This is the kind of book that elders will read and read again. It’s a book you’ll want to give to a whiner. It’s one you’ll be glad to curl up with because, though it’s mostly about winter, “The Quiet Season” will leave you warm. Terri Schlichenmeyer is a book reviewer from West Salem, Wis. She may be contacted at bookwormsez@yahoo. com.

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PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will offer a four-week beginning drawing class for high school age and adults from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 11 to March 4. This class is offered for the student with little or no drawing experience. In most cases, drawing is a helpful, if not required, skill when composing a painting. Learn how to see things differently, as a teacher Sheila L. Heth guides participants through some drawing techniques. Participants will learn shading, contouring and other elements of good drawing skills. They should bring an ebony pencil, kneaded eraser, sketching pencil #HB and a 9-by-12-inch sketch book. Heth has taught art to all ages from kindergarten to adults for almost 30 years. She has won various teaching awards and her students have earned many awards and scholarships for their artwork. Heth’s personal artwork has been seen throughout the world. She is the art teacher at Bureau Valley High School. The cost of the class is $38 for members and $42 for non-members. The registration deadline is Feb. 6. Register by calling 815-875-2787 or by mail to the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East, Princeton, IL 61356.

PAC annual gala fundraiser PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will hold its annual gala fundraiser, “An Evening of Dance,” on Feb. 15 at A Hundred Acres Orchard, west of Princeton.

d’oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available. “Ivory Plus,” a five-piece band will play live music for ballroom and swing dancing throughout the evening. More than 30 pieces of art in all mediums, donated by local artists, will be offered for silent auction and tickets for a 50/50 raffle drawing will be sold throughout the evening. Raffle tickets will be on sale at Sullivan’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1. Tickets for “An Evening of Dance” are $30 per person with advance reservations, or $35 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling the Prairie Arts Center at 815-875-2787 or by mailing a check to: Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East, Princeton, IL 61356.

PPSF plans annual Trivia Night PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Trivia Night Feb. 22 at a new location, A Hundred Acres Orchard and Market, 14180 1800 East St., Princeton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with refreshments and cash bar available. Trivia will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 each and are being sold by any PPSF Board member or at Heartland Bank’s downtown location. Attendees must be 21 years old to play. Trivia teams will be vying for cash prizes of $300 per team for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. All proceeds from the event will go to PPSF. For questions, contact PPSF president Dixie Schroeder at 815-8760486 or email chynna061688@gmail. com.

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Cast announced for Stage 212’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ LASALLE — Stage 212 will open its 2014 season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the memorable musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin that showcases six quirky students (played by adults) as they compete in a spelling bee run by three equally quirky adults. Included in the cast are Megan Cullinan as Rona Lisa Peretti, Andy Decker as Douglas Panch, Doug Bartelt as Mitch Mahoney, Emily Brodzik as Olive Ostrovsky, Phil Grant as William Barfee, Christin Chamberlain as Logainne Schwartz and Grubenierre, Becky

Martin as Marcy Park, Tom Bailey as Leaf Coneybear and Derek Zinke as “Chip” Tolentino. The production staff includes director Scot Smigel, producer Ellen Marincic, assistant director Kyle Foley, music director Megan Cullinan, choreographer Deana Brown, light operator Matt Boehm, sound operator Andrew Paden, and spotlight operators Jessica Gray and Yvette Lucas. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be presented Jan. 24-26 and Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. Friday and Saturday performances

begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $20 each beginning Jan. 6. Box office hours are Monday, 4 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting the Stage 212 website,, or reserved over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Call 815224-3025 for details. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International.

‘Connecting Threads’ art show PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host its fifth exhibition of artists April 1-19. This year’s show will feature various textiles, including needle arts, textiles, woodworking, paper craft, pottery and other three dimensional arts. Various organizations regularly meet at the library and they wanted to feature their artistic talents along with others in our community. The theme, “Connecting Threads,” not only refers to the textile arts featured but also connecting the various artists in our community. The exhibition is open to stu-

dents and adults who would like to display their projects in the library. The works can be traditional, contemporary or avantgarde. It is open to the original artists of quilting, weaving, fabric design, embroidery, needlework, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, paper crafts, wood- working, print making, wire crafts, jewelry making, ceramics, stained glass or any other three dimensional artwork. All applicants must submit a photo of their art work with their application, that can be picked up at the library after Feb. 7. These applications must be submitted by March 7 at the latest. Each piece

must be no larger than 39 inches by 6-foot-10-inches. Submissions must be by the original artist and all submissions should be appropriate for the general audience (family-friendly). After review by the “Connecting Threads” committee, artists will be notified of acceptance into the show the week of March 14. The selected artwork will be displayed throughout the library from April 1 to April 19. For more information, contact Margaret Martinkus,, or Laurie Anderson,

Concert competition winners announced OTTAWA — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Performers Concerto Competition was held Jan. 4 at Ottawa High School. Eight competed in the junior division and 16 in the senior division. The judges were David Commanday, Lynne Stukart and Tim Karth. The winners will perform with the IVSO at two student concerts in Ottawa on Feb. 21 and on the March 1 IVSO series concert at Ottawa High School. Junior Division The winner was Joannah Cisneros, flute, Telemann, Suite in a minor, I. The daughter of Debbie and Paul Cisneros, she is an eighth grader at Holy Family School in Oglesby. She has studied flute with Sue Gillio since she was 9 years old. She is a member of the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony, Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble, Peru Municipal Band and has partici-

pated on the master class of Gerald Carey at the Annual Summer Flute Retreat in Peru. She has been selected for District 2 IMEA Junior Band for the past three years and was the recipient of the Outstanding Soloist for Band O Rama the past two years. Additionally, she has studied piano for the past 10 years with Anne Marie Olsen of Rockford Music Academy. The runner-up was Rachel Haas, flute. Honorable mention went to Morgan Phillips, violin, and Jessica Znaniecki, flute. Senior Division The winner was Simon Tiffin, piano, Mozart, Concerto #20, d minor, I. The son of David and Ellen Tiffin of Ottawa, he is a junior at Ottawa Township High School. He has studied piano with Anne Badger from the age of 6 and was also the 2012 Junior IVSO Young Performers Competition

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Library Corner PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Jan. 23, Wizards’ Wonder Faire organizational meeting (for Aug. 16) will be held at 6:30 p.m. All interested individuals, community organizations and vendors are welcome to attend. For more information, call Ron McCutchan at 815-875-1331, ext. 2213, or email rmccutchan@ Friday, Jan. 24, the library will offer a new program. Poetry Slam: “Coffee and Couplets” will meet at 7 p.m. at Four and Twenty Cafe, located at 420 S. Main St., Princeton. Bring a poem to read — can be someone’s own work or the work of another poet’s. Those interested in coming to listen are also welcome, as well. Monday, Jan. 27, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature an FBI agent who hunts down a young con artist, who successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor and assistant attorney general and cashed more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 different countries. Tuesday, Jan. 28, the preschool story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and will feature a polar bear craft. SPRING VALLEY — Saturday, Jan. 25, the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library will host a New Year Movie Day for ages 7 and up. Activities will be available and popcorn will be served. The library is also trying to put together a young adult book club. Patrons interested are encouraged to attend a meeting from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27. At the meeting, a book will be selected to read and a discussion date in February will be scheduled. Books are ordered for each child; they do not need to buy their own copy. For those interested, but unable to attend

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Sports Senior Spotlight Roosvelt Fuentes Name: Roosvelt Fuentes. Nickname: Rosie. School: Hall High School. Date/place of birth: March 4, 1996. Hometown: Spring Valley. Family: Brothers— Erick and Bryan, Parents—Roosvelt and Cecilia. Sports: Cross country, basketball, track Favorite sport and why: Basketball, because it is something I enjoy doing, Likes: Competition and coming together as a team to work towards success. Dislikes: Losing. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My brother Erick because we always compete against one another to see who the better athlete is and of course it’s me. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My father, because he is my role model. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: Phone.

People would be surprised to know: I’m surprisingly good at chess. I stay home to watch: Castle. When I need luck for a big game, I: stick a penny in my sock but I make sure that when I put it in there that it is facing heads up. The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Tim Perez, because he always has a good joke. What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: That I was one heck of a dancer during school dances. Most embarrassing moment: Having my Axe shower gel break open on my candy-cane warm-up pants. Most unforgettable moment: Going to a Bulls game and being close enough to high five the players. Ultimate sports fantasy: Meet Carmelo Anthony. What would like to do in life: Law enforcement. Three words that best describe myself: Funny, outgoing, respectful.

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Roosvelt Fuentes says his father is his role model and his brother, Erick, has had the biggest influence on his athletic career, because “we always compete against one another to see who the better athlete is and of course it’s me.”

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The Cherry Comets held a fathers and sons game to cap the basketball season. Cheerleaders for the team include (front row, left) Rachael Kobold, Madison Soldati, Avery Lamis, Payton Kerper, Courtney Kobold and Hayleigh Brokaw. Team members are (second row) Alex Doll, Sam Kramer, Jimmy DeMuynck, Calvin Brokaw, Zack Bosi, Michael Partipilo, Dylan Cadwallader, Rylan Kerper and Riley Griffin; (back row) Jeff Doll, Mike Kramer, Jim DeMuynck, Jason Brokaw, coach Steve Bosi, Mike Partipilo, Dan Dadwallder, Chris Kerper and Lon Griffin. Missing from picture is cheerleading coach Karly Hoscheid.

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LaMoille and Ohio high schools recognized their senior girls basketball players recently on Senior Night. They include Myrah Graham, Shiela Browning and Vanessa Martinez; and (back row) Marla and Jerry Graham, Stephen and Jeannie Browning and Shelly Martinez.

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Guyette & Deeter coming to Henry Decoy Show HENRY - Jon Deeter of Guyette & Deeter, the world’s largest antique decoy auction house, will be at the Henry Decoy Show on Feb. 9, being held at the Henry-Senachwine High School, located at Route 29 in Henry. The show is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is $5 with children under 12 free. The show features 90 display tables with antique decoys, game calls, contemporary carvings, wildlife art, hunting supplies, fishing gear, and much more. Jon Deeter will have a display of items for the upcoming Guyette & Deeter auction April 24-25 in St. Charles. The display at the Henry Decoy Show will feature decoys by Joseph Sieger, Tustin, Wisconsin, Steven Lane of Laco, and Charles Perdew of Henry. Guyette and Deeter will be providing free decoy appraisals at show. If you would like to make arrangements to see Jon Deeter at the show or while he is in the Henry area, he can he reached by phone at 440-610-1768 or by email at You may also receive a free appraisal by sending a decoy photo and stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Jon Deeter, 7980 Darbys Run, Chagrin Falls OH 44023. Established in 1984,

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Henry Decoy Show When: Feb. 9. Where: HenrySenachine High School. What: Will feature decoys by Joseph Sieger, Tustin, Wisconsin, Steven Lane of Laco, and Charles Perdew of Henry. Cost: $5 (children 12 and under admitted free).

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Guyette and Deeter is the world’s largest decoy auction firm with more than $147,000,000 in decoy sales. They hold four cataloged decoy auctions per year in different locations across the United States. In January 2007, Guyette & Deeter, in conjunction with Christie’s New York, set a new auction record for a decoy when they sold a hollow-carved merganser hen by Lothrop Holmes (Kingston, Massachusetts) for $856,000.

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-100Announcements 108 • Lost & Found LOST DOG in the Granville area. He is a male Chihuahua mix. Shy-Timid, 3 years, approximately 78lbs. Tan with darker tan on back. Pink heart shape on nose. Answers to Niko. Please call 309-839-7424 or 708-465-6257 immediately if seen or found!

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- 200 Employment 228 • Help Wanted THE BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN Is accepting applications for a part-time INSERTER in our distribution department. Applicants should be reliable, self-directed, have mechanical ability and able to work flexible hours but generally Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, afternoon into evening, approximately 20-25 hours per week. Duties would be to assemble and package newspapers for distribution by machine as well as by hand. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Some lifting is required. Candidate must have a valid driver's license and an excellent work/attendance record. Applications are available at the front office of the Bureau County Republican at: 800 Ace Road, Princeton, IL 61356. NO phone calls please

228 • Help Wanted Daytime Kitchen Help/ Line Cook, Monday-Saturday, 10:30am-2pm; also Evening Waitstaff, 3 or more evenings per week, 4:45pm-8pm. Apply in person @ Garden Room Grill, 809 North Main, Princeton LOCAL ADVERTISING OFFICE in Wyanet, IL Part-time position. Looking for outgoing & energetic individual to make appointments for our sales reps. Hourly rate + commission. Send resume to: diane@

229 • Professional/ Clerical UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION Seeking Community Worker, Master Gardener/4-H. 30 hours per week with benefits in the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office, Henry. Interested individuals must submit the required online application and exam request for the EXT Community Worker position. Position description and online application process available upon request. Call 815875-2878. Application process must be fulfilled by 2/3/14. University of Illinois is an AA/EOE

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********** THE CLASSIFIED Advertising Department of the Bureau County Republican Does not have the opportunity to fully investigate the credibility of each advertiser appearing within these columns. If an offer sounds “too good to be true” it probably is. Proceed with caution if you are asked to send money or to give a credit card number. Proceed with caution in calling 900 phone numbers. All phone numbers prefixed by”900” are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a “per minute” basis rather than a “per call” basis. The Bureau County Republican Classifieds makes every effort to qualify these charges for the reader. If you have a concern about an advertiser, please contact: Better Business Bureau 330 North Wabash Chicago, IL 60611 312 832-0500

DONATE NOW! “The animals are crying” Tri-County Humane Society. LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam Counties. Call 815-875-6145 or 815-872-9781 or send donation to: PO Box 1601, LaSalle, IL 61301

- 400 Merchandise 441 • Wanted to Buy Wanted To Buy: Ladd Centennial History Book, published in 1990. Called: Ladd 100 Years Young and Still Growing. Call 815-894-2510

448 • Pets & Livestock

230 • Work Wanted Experienced HOUSEKEEPER available for hire. Reasonable rates. Weekly, monthly or one time service. Call Bev at 815-646-4388

232 • Business Opportunities

Dog for free to a good home: female, Spaniel/ Terrier, small dog, good with children. White & brown color. Loving. Moving and must find a home. Call 815-503-2983 or 815-664-8599

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Ace Hardware is accepting applications for Material Handlers Material Handlers: Second and Third Shifts Full time starting at $12.35 per hour plus .55 or .60 shift premium Plus Incentive pay for your hard work Must be able to lift between 50-70 lbs. Most schedules Sunday thru Thursday. Benefits: • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, Vision, Disability pay, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off after 90 days • 401k with generous company contributions • Flexible spending accounts • Merchandise discounts Applications may be obtained 24 hours a day at the Princeton Ace Retail Support Center or you may apply on line at

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450 • Under $1000

Italian Greyhound puppies. Assorted colors. $500 each. Call 815-213-0239

450 • Under $1000 Antique blue glass cane, $350; Nordic Track treadmill new 03/13, $400; walk behind snowblower, $100. 815-875-1670 Lennox wood burner. New. Blue porcelain finish with Simpson triple wall pipes and installation kit, $995. 815-878-0796 Pair of wood bar stools with rush seats, $50; folding game table 26”x26”, $20. Princeton call 815222-7946 Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike, like new, $300. Call 309-238-4911 TIRES: 215-60-16 $30 each; 245-60-18 $50 each; One 225-75-14 $50 (Chrysler rim). Call 815-664-2236

************ 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 merchandise and then bargains or E-mail information to: classified@ (include your name, address & phone number) No Phone Calls!

Wooden adjustable drafting table with paragon drafting arm, $125 for both; Polaris snowmobile $325. Call 815-866-1638

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Customer Service Representative Must possess organizational skills, strong computer skills, be detail oriented, self-motivated and have good people skills. Insurance knowledge preferred but not required. Please send resume to: Box B330- Bureau County Republican PO Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356 Ace Hardware Corporation has an immediate opening for

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In our Princeton, Illinois Retail Support Center Qualifications: • Valid Class “A” CDL with HAZMAT endorsement • 1 year on-road tractor-trailer driving experience (all weather conditions) with a minimum of 100,000 road miles • No moving violations within the last 24 months • Applicants must be able to pass a DOT physical, drug screen and background check as outlined in DOT regulations • Superior customer service skills • Some heavy lifting is required to assist dealers with deliveries • Overnight travel is limited Benefits: • Impressive financial package • Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug card • 401k • Flexible spending accounts • Merchandise discounts Applications may be obtained 24 hours a day at the Princeton Ace Retail Support Center or you may apply on line at www. – careers. Princeton Retail Support Center 2123 N. Euclid Princeton, IL 61356 EOE

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Auction to be held at the Tumbleson Auction Center, 1635 North Main Street, Princeton, IL, Located 100 miles West of Chicago, IL just off INT 80, Exit 56, South on Rt. 26. (Behind the Sherwood Antique Mall) on:

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MowERS, SNow BLowER, BICyCLES & TooL RELaTED ITEMS: Like New Craftsman Push Mower & Snapper Push Power Mower; 8 HP 24” Self Propelled Yard Machine Snow Blower; Penncraft 3 Swing Metal or Wood Lathe; Craftsman Planer & Table Saw; Delta Standing Band Saw; Granite Surface Plane; Weedeater; Garden Tools; Hose Reel; Wheel Brl; Ping Pong Table; Car Ramps; Shop Vac; Step Ladders; Yard Roller; Cultivator; Sprayers; Like New Treadmill; 2 Sets of Like New Huffy Ladies & Men’s Bicycles; Child’s Schwinn Bicycle & Wagon; PRIMITIVES, CoLLECTIBLES, HoUSEHoLD ITEMS & ToyS: Antique Wall Phone; 1910 Dairy Cream Separator; Old Tools Including Hand Tools, Wood Planes & Wood Levels; Fire Hose Nozzles; Wood Rolling Pins, Mashers, Butter Molds; Sm. Trunk; Old Door Knobs; Meat Grinders & Flat Irons; Porcelain Pans & Roasters; Old Kitchen Utensils; Cookie Cutters; Scoops; Butter Pats; Horse Collar; Cast Iron Skillets; Wash Board; Ink Bottles; Kerosene Lamps; Juicers; Salt Dips; Shot Glasses; Milk Glass; S&P; 3 Cast Iron Machinery Seats (Brown Sulky-Buck Eye & Deering); Fishing Lures & Tackle; Bose Surround Sound & Other Stereo Equipment; Music CD’s; Books & Old Volume Sets; Old Ladies Home Journal Magazines, Vogue, Delineator; Old Sheet Music; Linens, Pillows; Corningware, Pyrex & Sm. Newer Kitchen Appliances; Christmas Collectibles; Fisher Price Toys; JD Toy Machinery PLEaSE NoTE: MANY ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST!!! MANY ITEMS FROM THE CRANK ESTATE, KICKAPOO, IL

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LIKE NEw LG FRoNT LoaD STEaM waSHER & STEaM DRyER Two BaTTERy oPERaTED SCooTERS aNTIQUE & MoDERN FURNITURE: Mission Oak Arts & Crafts One Drawer Library Table; Round Pedestal Wood Dining Table; Square Lamp Table; Matching Maple Hutch & Server; Bent front Oak Dresser w/ Mirror; Pedestal Fern Stand; Wood Hutch; Lg. Dining Room Table w/ 6 Chairs; Sm. Glass Door Cabinet; Mahogany to Include: Drop Leaf Table-8 Chairs, Buffet, Glass Door Corner Hutch, Lamp Table & 5 Piece Bedroom Set; Claw Foot Coffee Table; Pair of Matching Bookcases; Wood Rocker; Folding Dressing Screen; Crosley Floor Model Radio; Princess Dresser w/ Mirror; Cedar & Blanket Chest; Sm. Trunk; Metal Kitchen Table & Chairs; 2-Antique Two Seat School Desks; Floral Sofa; Two Upholstered Rockers; Drop Leaf Coffee Table; Old Iron Head & Foot Board; Electric Lift Chair; Various Lg. Oriental Rugs; Occasional Chairs; Several Hanging Wall & Knick Knack Shelves; Framed Mirrors, Pictures & Painting aNTIQUES & CoLLECTIBLES: Roseville; Sterling Silver; RS Prussia; Lg. Collection of Many Salt Dips; Hand Painted Plates; Goebel Hummels & Lladro; Cups & Saucers; Longaberger Baskets; Wedgewood China; Lg. Collection of Collector Plates-Many B&G; Sm. Crock Bowls; Primitive Items; Ladies Items; Costume Jewelry; Linens, Quilt Tops & Pieces, Pillowcases & Doilies; Baby Clothes & Shoes; Lg. Collection of Hallmark ornaments & Cherished Teddies; Old Books Including Children’s, Lg. Bible, Henry Co. History Book-1955, Bureau Co. Books & Directories; Post Card Album; Fountain Pens; Chicago Bears Old Style Beer Sign; Clarinet; Smoking Pipes & Pipe Stands; Old Tobacco Tin; LaMPS & CLoCKS: Marked Handel Base Lamp; Lg. Grandfather Clock; Many Contemp. Stained Glass Lamps; Mantle Clocks; Sm. Metal Ornate Bedroom Clock; Alarm Clocks Including Westclox & Gilbert DoLL HoUSE & CoLLECTIoN oF ToyS: Old Doll House & Furniture; Ornate Metal Doll Bed; Mickey Mouse Umbrella; Standard Oil Checker Board & Checkers-Geneseo, IL; Lincoln Logs in Original Box; Marx City Airport; Toy Cash Register; Old Black Board Slate; Old Crayons & Card Games; Marbles; Old Dolls, Doll Cloths & Tea Sets; Star War Collectibles; Trains & Train Accessories



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- 700 Real Estate For Sale 767 • Mobile Home Sales "Stop renting! Use your tax refund to own your home:” Schult mobile home, 12'x60', 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Newly remodeled with shed; Hollypark mobile home, 14'x70', 2 bedroom, 1 bath. New hardwood flooring & carpeting. Large deck, carport & shed. Offering financing & low monthly payments! Perfect credit not required. Call 875-1502 for more information

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858 • Homes for Rent PRINCETON For Rent/Sale or Rent to Own. 4 bedroom/2 bedroom tri-level home. Nice size lower level family room, will .consider pets. 624 Aleta. $1,150 per month plus utilities. Call 815-7396842 for application. Broker Owned

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PRINCETON Like New 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central air, laundry room, garage. Security deposit. 815713-0234/630-632-4113

HENNEPIN 3 bedroom, 2 bath, gas fireplace. References required. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher included. 815-925-7917

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Chestnut, Princeton and people securing Beautiful, turn-key house. Completely remodeled custody of children unin a neutral color scheme. Over 1,600 sq. ft. 2-3 der 18. This newspaper will not bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. New hardwood throughout knowingly accept any the main floor. New gas fireplace, new french doors, 12 PM - 2 PM advertising for real es800 Ace Road • P.O. Box 340 • Princeton, IL 61356 new flooring, all new kitchen. Move right in. 518 Park Ave. West - Princeton tate which is in viola815-875-4461 • For private showings contact 815-383-5869 tion of the law. Our 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM readers are hereby in1137 N. Beech - Princeton formed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal OWNER OPERATORS Drivers Immediate Openings ADVERTISING HELP WANTED opportunity basis. Average $3K per week! Be for Regional and OTR. 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