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Propane problems High and sustained demand the culprit By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The national propane supply shortage is a concern to local energy companies and their customers. On Wednesday, Ag View Energy Marketing

Manager Clement Weborg said Ag View is keeping its propane customers supplied with their propane, but there has been a large depletion in the available propane inventory supply. The problem is more with the delivery of pro-

pane from the production or storage areas to the local business, Weborg said. Ag View typically uses several terminals in Illinois, but due to the extremely high demand and the sustained demand of the past three or four months, Ag View has sent trucks to Kansas and Mississippi to aug-

ment the meager supply in Illinois. Normally, there is no problem with Illinois having a sufficient supply, he added. Looking at some of the reasons for the high and sustained demand for propane, Weborg said last fall’s drying season for harvest was unique because harvest is usually staggered

throughout the Corn Belt, but not this year. Everyone was basically harvesting at one time. Also, with the extremely wet crop, more propane was needed for the corn dryers. Plus, some of the harvest went into December. Coupled with the increased and longer need for propane during har-

vest, the home heating season started early this year in November. With the extremely cold temperatures continuing this winter, the demand for propane has been ongoing, giving little chance for production to catch up, Weborg said.

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Postal worker sentenced By Donna Barker

PEORIA — A former Princeton postal worker has been placed on two years supervised release and fined $5,000 after being convicted of delay of mail. Stephen Danielson, 61, of rural Princeton appeared Monday in U.S. Central District Court in Peoria. There was no incarceration time with the sentence. The official document charged Danielson with being a postal service employee who did unlawfully secrete, detain and delay letters, mail and things contained therein, which had been entrusted to him and which came into his possession intended to be delivered by mail as a carrier or employee of the postal service. One year ago, in January 2013, the U.S. Office of Inspector General confirmed the agency was conducting an ongoing investigation into a Princeton postal carrier. On Jan. 11, 2013, Beverly Howard, customer relations coordinator for the Central Illinois District of the USPS, confirmed the carrier was no longer employed by the postal service, having resigned that morning. On Jan 10, 2013, some Princeton Post Office customers along the carrier’s route received a one-paragraph letter informing them of the investigation and returning to the customers pieces of mail which had been apparently part of the investigation. Comment on this story at

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Ladd Grade School evacuated More than 230 students at Ladd Grade School were evacuated to the Ladd Fire Station Wednesday after a gas smell was reported about 9:40 a.m. Students spent about four hours at the station before being taken back to school by buses. Superintendent Michelle Zeko reported the smell came from a rooftop heating unit and not a gas leak. Personnel from Ameren and fire department went through the building to find the smell’s source.

Buda gathers snowbound travelers By Andrew Fisher

BUDA — Weather conditions for the Buda Village Board meeting Monday were less than ideal. The temperature was below zero, and villagers were advised to refrain from travel unless absolutely necessary. Though less than ideal Monday night, the weather was even more dangerous Sunday night. That night, extreme cold combined with gale force winds in the 40 miles per hour range caused snow to drift as high as pick-up trucks on Route 40.

Buda Mayor Jeff Bitting reported to the board the drifting snow forced the closure of Route 40 heading south from Buda. Unfortunately, the closing didn’t come soon enough for a good number of unsuspecting drivers who got stuck in the drifts. The mayor said the village’s emergency rescue unit, along with Wally Stodghill of Walt’s Garage in Buda, helped extract the drivers from the drifts. Because about 30 travelers had no place to go, the village opened the community center for the night to give the travelers a place to stay until morning.

Village Board member Sara Cook said she was aided in helping the travelers by Andrea Bauer of the rescue unit. The two helped comfort the travelers at the community hall by providing food and water. Cook said she was grateful that Buda’s Casey’s convenience store kindly provided free doughnuts to the weary travelers Monday morning. As a result of the emergency, Bitting also said he would be interested in acquiring donated cots to have them available in case another similar situation arises.

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Helena Arnadottir of Iceland (third from right) and Roni Reggin of Mexico (third from left) join their host family Marcus and Bobi Throneburg and their sons Lincoln, 3, and Bishop, 1, in their Sheffield home. The girls are both foreign exchange students at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius. Since their five months together, they have formed a new family bond that will last after their “daughters” return to their homeland, the Throneburgs said.

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SHEFFIELD — Five months into their school year as foreign exchange students at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius, Roni Reggin of Mexico and Helena Arnadottir of Iceland agree it’s been a great experience ... with some surprises along the way. The girls have both settled into the Sheffield home of Marcus and Bobi Throneburg and their sons Lincoln, 3, and Bishop, 1. From the comfort of that home, Reggin and Arnadottir talked about what they expected before they arrived and what school and home life has been for them in the United States.

Preparing for the move Though she had been to the United States before on vacation, Arnadottir said it’s different knowing you would live there for a year and be away from your family for that

long. She was nervous and scared when she boarded the plane to leave Iceland. She couldn’t help but wonder if her host family would like her. Reggin had also been to the United States before on vacation because she has relatives in the States. But on vacation, you don’t really interact with people other than your family, she said.

School in the U.S. Reggin said she had pictured American schools like the schools she had seen portrayed on television, schools with “mean girls.” But that’s not what she found at all at Bureau Valley. Everyone was so nice, talking to you and including you, she said.. “I never thought I’d be so welcomed,” Reggin said. Reggin, 16, and Arnadottir, 17, are seniors at Bureau Valley High School. Reggin started as a sophomore last semester but will be in senior cours-

es second semester. This way she will be able to go through prom and graduation, as will Arnadottir. Thanks to school, friends and home life, their command of the English language has improved a lot since they arrived, the girls agreed. Arnadottir, whose native language is Icelandic, had a harder time learning and adjusting to a new language. She could speak some English but not a lot. Last year in Iceland, she had a class with a teacher from England, but Arnadottir said she had to drop the class because she couldn’t understand the teacher. It was hard for her to learn English from a teacher from England, she smiled. The Throneburgs said Arnadottir have made great strides in her speaking and understanding of English. There was quite a bit of just nodding that first month, Marcus said. After about a month, her English started becoming

more automatic, Arnadottir said. For Reggin, she had good English classes in Mexico and was pretty good with English when she came, but her accent has improved a lot, she said. She knew how to speak English, but she still had to think about a lot of words. There were days when she woke up and would feel fluent in English; other days she felt she couldn’t get the right words to say, she said. “But now I can watch movies in English and understand everything, and now I sometimes even dream in English,” Reggin said. “Before I thought all my thoughts and ideas in my brain in Spanish, and now when I think, it is in English. When I talk to my family back home, it’s hard to switch back.” Both girls have taken a wide variety of subjects at Bureau Valley, classes like physics, chemistry, health, American history, home economics, algebra, anatomy, psychology, sociology, and of course, English. The girls have also gotten involved in the sports program at school. Arnadottir plays on the girls basketball team, and Reggin is a team manager. Both girls did cross country and will do track. “I’m learning a lot, and I’ve having fun,” Reggin said. “This is a good balance of homework and activities and fun.”

Forming a new family But school is only one part of the foreign exchange experience. Family life is also an important part. If there has been one surprise for the Throneburgs with having two foreign exchange students in

their home, Marcus said he’s been surprised at how well they have all bonded together. Their sons love their “big sisters.” The girls play with the boys and have certain responsibilities in the home, like taking care of their own room and bathroom, doing their own laundry. They help in the kitchen, just like in their families back home. They are a family. Arnadottir said she feels comfortable and at home with the Throneburgs. “I don’t think of myself as a guest. We are family,” she said. The feeling is mutual for the Throneburgs. “Roni and Helena have become like daughters to us,” Marcus said. “When they are out at night, I don’t sleep well at night until they get home, just like my mom was.”

Heading back home Bobi Throneburg said there is a sadness that comes with knowing the family is at a halfway point through the school year. Their family experience together won’t end in June or July when the girls leave but will be a lifetime experience of being bonded and connected together, she said. “Roni and Helena have been more of a blessing to us and our boys than we’ve ever been to them,” Bobi said. For Reggin, talking about leaving is not something she likes to do right now, she said. Fortunately, that conversation can be put on hold for a while, as there’s still a lot of family life, school and friends for Reggin and Arnadottir to enjoy. Comment on this story at

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DePue OKs final payment on siren project By Goldie Currie

DEPUE — The DePue ​ Village Board approved the final payment for the siren project at its meeting on Monday. The final payment was in the amount of $3,735.60 to Innotech Communications. The siren project has been paid through a $100,000 grant from a capital funding bill. DePue’s three new sirens are located in the Oak Brook neighbor, the White City neighborhood and in Fireman’s Park in the downtown portion of the village. The first test of the new sirens was completed in December. The village performs a siren test at 6 p.m. every Sunday. The board on Monday also approved a quote from Innotech Communication for a remote control siren base in the amount of $1,954.49. The board has held previous discussions on incorporating a

remote control operation to the sirens, so that a DePue village employee or a volunteer firefighter does not have to activate the sirens by driving to the fire station and manually pushing a button. Having the remote control device will allow the sirens to be activated from a home. The board is also in the process of replacing the inoperable generator at the fire station with the leftover funds from the grant monies. In other news, the board on Monday addressed a matter concerning a new business — requesting a liquor license — wanting to move into a residential area. Village attorney Jacob Frost pointed out a village ordinance on local restrictions, which states no license shall be issued for any premises located in residential areas, unless 75 percent of the residents occupying any property in the surrounding distance of 200 feet consented to the operation.

According to the meeting minutes, village President Eric Bryant said he had spoke with the Bureau and Putnam County Health Department on the matter, and the department said not to issue a liquor license without approval from the health department. The board tabled the request for a liquor license until the proper paperwork from the health department is received and the petition of 75 percent of residents needed to open such a business in a residential area is turned in. Also, the board: • Accepted two free bike racks from the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway. • Amended the life safety code. • Approved one-third responsibility for the engineering cost for the permanent dam to be shared by Save the Lake Fund, the village of DePue and DePue Men’s Club. Comment on this story at

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Back to school, back to work Princeton Elementary School crossing guard Max Wallace takes some extra time and effort Wednesday morning to clear the sidewalks leading to his assigned school crossing site on North Main Street in Princeton. Princeton Elementary, as well as most other area schools, had its first day back in session Wednesday, after being closed Monday and Tuesday due to the frigid temperatures.

On the hunt BV begins search for new superintendent By Goldie Currie

MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley School Board is on the hunt for a new permanent superintendent. Interim Superintendent Dennis Thompson said he and fellow interim Superintendent James Whitmore have interviewed eight candidates and have narrowed down the search to six candidates. Thompson said the candidates will be reviewed by the personnel committee, which will reduce the candidates down to two or three for the full board to interview. The school board is looking to fill the position by July 1, which is the official start of 2014-15 school year. The district has been working under the guidance of two interim superintendents since

July 2012, when former Superintendent John Bute resigned from the position. The board opted to hire Whitmore and Thompson both as a cost-saving measure and because there was not enough time to post the position and interview prospective candidates before the beginning of the school year. Since the Teachers Retirement System does not allow retired administrators or teachers to work more than 500 hours or 100 days during a calendar year, the two men share administrative duties and responsibilities. On Tuesday, Thompson said he and Whitmore are about ready to give up the position, however, they are trying to finish up a couple of projects before handing the seat to another superintendent. The first goal is to finish up a strategic plan for the district. Thompson said the plan usually involves a year of research, but he and

Whitmore are working to finalize the plan within the next couple months. The plan will include an overview of various items related to finances, curriculum, public relations and policies. Thompson said the plan will be more or less a guide for the board and new superintendent. Another goal the interim superintendents are working to finish is sorting out various particulars on how the district is run and putting together information on items that may need to be looked at in the future. Thompson explained they want the district to be prepared with things like new curriculum changes for the district and making sure it’s robust enough to support the current technology changes in curriculum. “If everyone in the district needs to be on the same site when taking tests, do we have the capacity to do that?” he said. Comment on this story at

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Red Cross announces three remaining auction items PRINCETON — The ​ Bureau County American Red Cross is currently auctioning three remaining packages from their Red Nite Out auction and dance which was held Jan. 18. The packages are: • Up, Up in the Air: Nelson Enterprises has invited two people to discover 30 minutes of Bureau County via the air by helicopter. The package value is $300, and the starting bid is $150. • Diamond necklace: This lightweight necklace and chain is made of multi-colored gold with diamonds. The

package value is $450, and the starting bid is $225. • Backyard retreat: Included in this package is the cement and labor for a 12-by-14-foot patio, a $250 certificate toward landscaping and a three-piece bistro set. Work will be done within a 20-mile radius of Princeton. The package value is $1,300, and the starting bid is $650. For information on submitting a bid, contact the Bureau County American Red Cross office at 815-879-2231. All proceeds will go toward local American Red Cross services.


2012 audit had been published in the Bureau County Republican. The certification means the village can now receive its share of county tax receipts. Bollinger added the 2013 audit is due to the village board for review very soon. • Bollinger additionally reported the village received $2,942 from Mediacom. • Bitting noted truck noise issue has been resolved for now. • The Buda Rescue Unit pancake and sausage breakfast is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Buda Community Hall. Comment on this story at

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‘We gather together ...’ Church Women United gathered Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church for its annual meeting. A salad/ dessert potluck was enjoyed by all in attendance. Church Women United runs The Closet, the local resale shop, and was able to donate back $130,000 to various agencies in Bureau County. Details from Mobile Meals, bloodmobile assistance and regular CWU celebrations for 2013 were shared. Paul Butler from WUNT radio — one of the recipients for 2013 donations — was the speaker for the event. Church Women United encourages all local women to participate in their events. Please call Sue Scruggs at 815-875-1446 for more information.

Propane From Page 1 Because of this demand, there has been a huge increase in costs on the production side, which is passed on to the local business. It’s not the local company that is driving the cost increase, but the production end, Weborg said. There is also the increased transportation costs for companies. The local company cannot absorb those cost increases and has needed to pass some of that increase to its local customer, Weborg said.

Cost to the customer has slightly more than doubled, Weborg said. To help, Ag View Energy is working with customers on a “short sale” option of not filling the tank fully to see if prices ease up a bit. Though propane prices do seem to be easing a bit, Weborg said the tight supply of propane will be around until the weather turns warmer and the furnaces quit running. Steven Michlig, owner of Michlig Energy of Manlius, agreed the supply of propane is there but definitely has been diminished. Not only has the extremely cold

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In an update on the village’s plans to purchase two new automated external defibrillators, Bitting told the board he had received a call from a vendor who priced the AEDs for $800 less than the nearest competitor. Bitting added the vendor offered to sell the devices after seeing an article about the village’s plans for new AEDs in the Bureau County Republican. In other business: • Village Treasurer Virginia Bollinger informed the board certification of the village’s

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winter weather caused an increased demand for propane, there is also the factor that other countries are willing to pay more for propane. Therefore, propane is getting exported. It’s a supply chain issue more than anything, Michlig said. There are also pipeline issues with getting propane where it needs to go, Michlig said. For instance, one pipeline was down for maintenance, while another pipeline was being used to ship other things, he said. So far, Michlig Energy been able to get a sufficient supply to meet the needs of

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TYRONE, Pa. — Nadine H. Fouse, 49, of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, Pa., formerly of Entriken, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was born March 11, 1964, a daughter of Joel W. Fouse Sr. and Nadine M. Faith (Ryan) Fouse. Fouse She is survived by four brothers and sisters, Rebecca Reed of Sebring, Fla., Damian Fouse of Entriken, Pa., Jessica (Jeff) Camp of Joliet and Joel Fouse Jr. of York, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews, and greatnieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Holly Fouse. She was a member of St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ in Entriken, Pa. Nadine became a miracle child at the age of 10 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and doctors felt she would not live. From that point forward she fought for her 39 years of life to prove them all wrong and to be an inspiration to many. She was able to live her life with a positive outlook, great sense of humor and never had the word hate in her vocabulary. Throughout the years her lifestyle was changed as she was handed physical limitations but she made the most of each day. She attended various sheltered skills workshops. At one point she worked at McDonald’s, where she was a dining room attendant and became very loyal to the McDonald’s brand, wanting to eat nowhere but McDonalds. She keep her mind very active by doing word searches, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She could state her ABC’s backwards faster than most forward, her nieces and nephews would enjoy her doing that. Nadine lived her life well. She loved music and was a big fan of Elvis Presley.  Anytime music was playing she could be found keeping beat, much like she did with life, she kept the beat and the faith. A celebrations service will be at 7:45 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 30, at Akers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Patterson and the Rev. Doug Satterlee officiating. Family and friends may call at the Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church St., Saxton, Pa., today, Thursday, Jan. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the hour of service at 7:45 p.m. Burial will be held privately at Entriken Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Miss Fouse to the St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, c/o C. Lynn, 17413 Raystown Road, James Creek, PA 16657. Online condolences may be expressed at

AVON — Virginia “Ginny” Westfall, 88, of Little Swan Lake, Avon, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Care Center of Abingdon. Ginny was the devoted and loving wife of Curtis. She wore his service parachute as her wedding gown when they married in 1945. Ginny and Curt enjoyed dancing, especially the jitterbug, ballroom dancing and square dancing. She played popular songs from the ‘40s on the piano for family and friends, and enjoyed playing games and cards. She loved pontoon boating, golfing and living along the second green of Swan Creek Golf Club. Ginny and Curt became avid square dancers when they lived at Campbell Center in Mount Carroll and in Merrimac, Wis., on Lake Wisconsin. They liked traveling to square dance conventions and visiting family and friends. They enjoyed Friday night fish fry dinners and dancing when they lived near Merrimac. She was devoted to planning, preparing and hosting meals and parties for family and friends. Ginny’s recipes are a testament to her great love of cooking. Ginny earned her teaching license at Western Illinois State Teachers College. She taught in Ipava, Dixon, Deer Grove and Walnut. Ginny was preceded in death by Curtis; her parents, Arch and Grace Buchen; and her brother, Phillip Buchen. Ginny is remembered as the loving mother of Kent (Ellen) Westfall of Avon, Cindy (Mark) Hertzberg of Racine, Wis., and Bob (Sherry) Westfall of Geneseo. “Gramma Ginny” was loved by eight grandchildren, Kemper (Wendi) Westfall, Kristen (James) Barclay, Kate (Justin) Lockett and Khloe (Anthony) Beaird, Adam and Aaron (Carie) Hertzberg, and Jodie (Mark) Sams and Stephanie Westfall; eight great-grandchildren, Colin and Evan Westfall, Kylie and Jaxon Barclay, Ellie Beaird, Jane Virginia Hertzberg, and Ian and Ryan Kennedy; and sister-in-law, Mary Jane Buchen. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Avon United Methodist Church, 200 E. Washington St., Avon, followed by services at 11 a.m. at the church, and interment at the Prairie City Cemetery. Mrs. Westfall’s family thanks the staff at the Care Center of Abingdon, and the doctors, nurses and staff at Cottage Hospital for her care. Memorials are suggested to Avon Methodist Church, Swan Creek Golf Club or the Care Center of Abingdon. Arrangements are through Corman Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at

BUDA — Mary Lu Bitting, 76, of Buda died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her home. She was born March 27, 1937, near Buda, the second daughter of Henry and Lucille Hopkins Nielsen. She Mary Lu attended State Road Bitting School and Buda Grade School, and graduated from Buda Township High School in 1954. She was an accomplished pianist and accompanied vocal groups at Buda High. After graduation Mary Lu attended business school at AIC in Davenport, Iowa. She worked in Davenport before returning to Bureau County and beginning her married life. She married Boyd Bitting on Jan. 19, 1957, in Sheffield. He died Feb. 5, 1988. They raised four children, Virginia Bollinger, Sally Robinson, Jeff Bitting and Barbara Landeen. Mary Lu worked at Citizens First National Bank in Princeton, retiring in 1998. She had served on the executive boards of Bureau County Home Health and United Way, Western Community School Board and Buda Village Board, and had been a trustee of St. Patrick’s Church in Sheffield, where she was a lifelong member. She served as court reporter for Bureau County Coroner’s office through Boyd’s and Janice Wamhoff’s terms. Surviving are her four children; a daughter-in-law, Tara Bitting of Buda, and a son-in-law, Greg Landeen of Wyoming, Minn. Her grandchildren are Chris (Julie) Bitting and great-grandson, Cayden, of Iowa; Austin Bitting of Manlius; Kurt, Becca and Tori Bitting of rural Buda; Caleb Bowyer, Preslie and Isaac Pond of Buda; Jessica Robinson and Jennifer Robinson of Iowa; Jill Landeen of Minnesota and Tara Landeen of Iowa. Her sisters are Judy Hauk of Nebraska and Pat Wooldridge of Iowa. Also surviving are two brothers-in-law, Neil (Sandy) Bitting of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Bob Phillips of Moline, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Annette Spero; a sister-in-law, Nancy (Bitting) Phillips; and a son-in-law, Eddie Bollinger. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield with Father Mark Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the GrantJohnson Funeral Home, Princeton. Memorials may be directed to the Buda Rescue Unit, Buda Fire Department or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left at

FORSYTH — Dorothy Alene Langford of Forsyth, formerly of Walnut, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Dorothy was born Sept. 7, 1916, to Ralph and Florence Tuckerman on the Tuckerman farm near Walnut. When she was 6 years old, the family moved to a house in Walnut where she went to school, graduating from high school in 1934. She then attended North Central College in Naperville and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 1937. Dorothy married Claude Langford on Dec. 31, 1937. They lived in Walnut until 1959 when they moved to Dalton City. Their only child, Dean T. Langford, was born on June 19, 1939. Dorothy taught school in Walnut for a few years and then taught piano lessons in both towns until 1975. Her normal teaching enrollment was 40-plus students per week for 35 years. She also played the organ at the Walnut Methodist Church for 15 years and the Dalton City Presbyterian Church for nine years until it closed. During her life she played organ for several hundred weddings and funerals in many churches in downstate Illinois, retiring in 1990. She was very active in Walnut and Dalton City community activities such as the American Legion Auxiliary and Women’s Clubs. Dorothy reached and positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people with her music. Claude Langford spent his business life in the banking business and owned the Hight State Bank in Dalton City. Dorothy Langford was always involved in support of Claude’s work life at the bank, helping with meetings, giving Christmas parties, co-managing a major remodeling project at the bank, etc. She also owned and managed the Dalton City Paint and Hardware Store for nine years. Dorothy has been a fervent supporter of the University of Illinois in Champaign for many years and followed the basketball and football teams with her husband from coast to coast for more than 20 years. Her son, Dean Langford, endowed a chair and established a scholarship fund at the University of Illinois, College of Music, to honor Dorothy and her love of music in 1990. Three years after Claude’s death in 1995, Dorothy moved to Hickory Point Christian Village in Forsyth and resided there until her death. During her life at Hickory Point she has remained active in many community endeavors and was a source of positive energy to that community. Dorothy is survived by one son, Dean Langford, who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and one grandson, Doug Langford, and his wife, Sharon Langford, and two greatgrandchildren, Nicole Alene Langford and Dylan Tucker Langford. Doug is the pastor of the Edgewood Free Methodist Church in Brighton, New York. A service to celebrate Dorothy’s life was held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in the Walnut Cemetery, Walnut. Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Langford Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Illinois College of Music. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

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PRINCETON — Alice J. Morris, 91, of Princeton passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton. Born Dec. 17, 1922, in Ohio to John Carl and Tillie C. (Miller) Erickson, she married Charles Robert Morris Sr. March 22, 1947, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death in 2007. She had worked at Harper-Wyman for 21 years. She was a member of the Princeton Wesleyan Church. Surviving are one son, Kenneth (Glenda) Morris of McRae, Ga.; four grandchildren, Amanda (Mark) Roller, Kelly (Eric) Swanson, Robin May and Kimberly (Adam) Brokaw; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Erickson of Princeton; and one sister, Helen (Gary) Vaughn of Princeton. She was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Morris Jr.; three brothers; and four sisters. Private funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Doug Kirkpatrick of the Princeton Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Lawn Obituary deadlines Memorial Park, Princeton. Deadlines for obituaries are 2 p.m. Monday for Tuesday’s paper, 2 p.m. Wednesday for Thursday’s paper and Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services 2 p.m. Friday for Saturday’s paper. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the funeral home.

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Goodbye old man winter I’m done. I’m done with this bitterly cold weather, and let me be honest, I love winter. I love the snow and the crisp air that comes with the season, but I did not sign up to live in the Arctic Circle. Living in the Midwest my whole life, I’m used to the snow and cold. I’m use to the wind chills and the blowing snow, but it seems Mother Nature has decided to ratchet it all up a notch. Like most native Midwesterners, I’ve driven COMMENTARY in my fair share of questionable weather — dense fog, sleet, snow, rain — you name it, and I’ve probably had an experience in it. But never before have I driven in a blizzard. I’m not that insane. I like my life; it’s a great life. The mister and I spent Sunday in the Quad Cities. It’s nothing new for us to do. And we’ve travelled in lots of different weather to return home. I’m sure many of you saw the videos of the road conditions, heard about the blizzard conditions and the whiteouts. But let me tell you; it was terrifying out there. In the Quad Cities the wind wasn’t terrible; we could see the road, even if we couldn’t see the lines. But as we worked our way to the highway via the backroads, our visibility became scarce. Once on the highway, it was almost zero. At least we could see the vehicle in front of us. But the drive wasn’t worth our lives, and we turned around. We stayed the night there. On our drive home early Monday morning, it didn’t take us long to see we had made the right choice to stay off the roads Sunday night. We saw a lot of cars in ditches, completely turned around. We saw a couple of semis stuck on the side of the road. We saw a handful of tow trucks and snowplows working to get the roads back into working order. And I was ever so thankful for their hard work. During the past couple of weeks, it seems like winter has decided to slap us in the face, reminding us we still have a ways to go until we will feel the warmth of the sun. Maybe this is just me, but does anyone else feel like every January we are shocked by how terrible the weather is? But we do have a small ray of hope. We can hope for a cloudy day on Feb. 2. Hopefully Punxsutawney Phil won’t see his shadow. Maybe we’ll get lucky, and we won’t have six more weeks of winter. But I don’t think we can count on him. His track record isn’t necessarily the greatest. So I would like to take this time and apologize to summer. I may complain about the intense heat and humidity ... a lot. As I sit here looking at a temperature below zero, I offer my deepest sympathies to summer and hope it begins to return soon. Please, summer, I miss the sun. I guess until then I’ll just throw on another hat and scarf and trudge on. Stay strong and stay warm, readers. This cold can’t last forever. BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell can be reached at

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First Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Constitution of the United States, 1789

Janice Minkler City: LaMoille. Where did you grow up: LaMoille. Pets: Mouffie – the deck cat. Occupation: Retired. What is the last song you listened to: Sinatra’s “Home for Christmas.”

First Person If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Thanksgiving dinner.

What is the last book you read: “The Boiler” by Wil Haygood.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: Set of encyclopedias.

What is the last television show you watched: “700 Club.”

What is your favorite local restaurant: The Feed Store.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: Share it with family and church and some home remodeling. People would be surprised to know that you: At one time I thought I could write a good novel. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: It’s small, quiet and surrounded by cornfields. If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: More information from the schools, so we old folks know about coming events.

Headlines from the past Here we are again with another dose of past newspaper headlines. Sit back and take a trip into yesteryear with this edition of “Headlines From The Past.” All the entries are from past editions of the Bureau County Republican.

Dec. 26, 1907 “Drug Store Wrecked by Quake.” On Dec. 24 at 9 a.m., the shelving on the east side of Thompson Drug Store in Spring Valley fell forward into the glass showcase causing $150 in damage. The shelves contained drugs and medicine, but the contents were not a total loss. Many of the high-priced drugs were not injured by the fall, and some of the showcase items were only slightly soiled. E.G. Thompson, owner of the store, believes the upset was caused by a seismic disturbance. At the same time, Thompson’s drug store in DePue experienced bottles falling from the shelves as well. Roy Thompson was in the store at the time and was seriously injured.

Aug. 2, 1900 Here is one for all of you “Christmas Story” buffs. The use of the treacherous air gun causes a boy to lose sight in one eye. Walter Weise, 11, son of Reverend Weise, had been shooting at a tree with his air rifle. Harvey Berg, 9, was behind the tree and stuck his head out when a ball struck him, destroying sight in the one eye. Also present


were several other boys who later told Reverend Weise it was an accident. A lawsuit may ensue as the two boys had made threats toward one another the day before. This is the third case in Princeton in the last five years of this same sort of occurrence. Parents should not allow their children use of air rifles.

Aug. 23, 1923 J.W. Lynch of Chicago was robbed of $186.75, all the money he had, four miles east of Princeton. Lynch hired a taxi in Spring Valley to take him to LaSalle, but the driver drove west. When the two reached Coal Valley, the taxi driver produced a revolver and relieved Lynch of his money. Lynch was then ejected from the car and lay by the roadside until a passing motorist picked him up and took him to LaSalle. It was there the robbery was reported to LaSalle Police. The car that was driven by the robber was a Willys Knight, License Number 18 112. Lynch wired his sister in Chicago for money, so he could return home and is staying at the Hotel Kaskaskia. His nerves were quite shaken by the whole ordeal.

July 19, 1900 During the past 10 days, 20 young Spring Valley boys have been arrested. The boys, some as young as 12 and 13, were charged with larceny. Most days these hoodlums do not attend school and are allowed to roam the streets until late at night. They all have the barroom vices including smoking, swearing, chewing tobacco, are foul mouth and insulting. Three were sent to jail in Princeton, and three paid fines with several more deserving punishment. Their conduct is a reflection of their home life in which they do not see or hear any good with a few exceptions. The police have allowed these boys to run at large and only return home when the notion strikes them. The Stauk and Mattes boys have only been home a few nights in the past three weeks.

June 28, 1900 Peter Johnson, a farmer on one of the Hi Piper’s farm, plowed up a package a few days ago. It was found the parcel contained $3,000 in notes and 27 watches. This was discovered to be part of the “take” from the robbery of the Larkin & Black’s store in Arlington last fall. The package had been buried by the unknown thief or thieves by the spring used to water the stock. Larkin and Black were very happy to retrieve their property. Princeton resident Todd Borsch can be reached at borsch3@ivnet. com. The aforementioned articles from BCRs in the past have been paraphrased for your enjoyment.

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In 2000, the Chillicothe Historical Society acquired the AveryDolph residence, a Colonial Revival style home built in 1928. The home provides a gracious setting to showcase period clothing, a vintage kitchen and an old school room, as well as collections of unique Chillicothe business artifacts, military and local fire department memorabilia.

Education — The Illinois Sheriff’s Association has announced the guidelines for its scholarships. See Page 8.

Chillicothe’s Railroad Museum is the former Rock Island depot, donated by the Rock Island Railroad in 1980. A few years later, the Society obtained a 1929 caboose (waycar) from the Santa Fe Railroad Co., who moved it from Kansas City to Chillicothe, where it is now positioned on rails laid to the north of the Depot Museum.

Historical society will host road trip to Chillicothe Depot Museum TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Historical Society invites the public to shake off those winter blues and join them on a road trip. On Monday, the Board is planning to visit the 1889 Rock Island Railroad Museum as well as the nearby 1928 AveryDolph Museum in Chilli-

cothe. Participants will discover a common heritage and be inspired by all that the Chillicothe Historical Society has accomplished since it was founded in 1971. One special feature of the depot museum is the model railroad that chugs around the former baggage room.

Anyone who’d like to carpool should meet at the Museum on Main at 10:10 a.m. for a 10:15 departure. For those who want to drive down on their own, meet at 11 a.m. at the Depot Museum, just a block east of Route 29 at the corner of Third and Cedar streets. Society President Gary

Fyke will provide guided tours of the depot and also the museum center on Route 29 at Elm Street. As 2014 begins, the Tiskilwa Historical Society has made plans for another banner year. They’ve scheduled an interesting diversity of public programs for the

second Monday evening of each month. The first date for 2014 is on March 10, with fiddler and storyteller Dennis Stroughmatt presenting a program about the French Creoles from 300 years ago in the Illinois Valley. He will share a medley of the music, language, legends and culture of these

hardy adventurers. The Museum on Main is open throughout the winter on every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For anyone who has made a new year’s resolution to begin helping with museum staffing or cataloging, several board members are offering speedy, onthe-spot training.

Community Notes DAR meeting PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois chapter of DAR will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bureau County Republican community room. Lois Peterson will present a program on bright beginnings. After the meeting, members will sign Easter cards for the veterans at the LaSalle Veterans Home.

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Lincoln Day Dinner PRINCETON — The Bureau County Lincoln Day dinner committee will hold its Lincoln Day dinner Saturday at Wise Guys Bar and Grill, 2205 N. Main St. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Illinois State Treasurer and candidate for governor Dan Rutherford will be the guest of honor. Tickets are $50 each, $90 for a couple, $20 for students. For more information and to RSVP, contact Marshann Entwhistle at 815-875-1160.

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‘Wreaths Across America’ LASALLE — The public is invited to an awareness night to learn more about Wreaths Across America and its mission to remember fallen veterans, honor those who are serving and teach our children the value of freedom. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the LaSalle VFW, 24th and Donahue streets, LaSalle. For more information, contact Toni Lucas at 270-703-9799.

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Bradford names December students of the month Bradford students Ethan Scott (second from left), Jack Atkins and Colby Wall are Bradford Junior High School’s students of the month for December. Joni Kinsella (left) from Speer Bank presented the students with a $25 gift card. Photo contributed

Sheriff’s scholarship available Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson has announced the Illinois Sheriff’s Association will award more than $53,000 in college scholarships through the state of Illinois to students wishing to pursue a high education during the 2014-15 academic year.

The ISA scholarships are to applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state of Illinois. Thompson will award one $500 scholarship to a student resident of Bureau County.

Applicants must be permanent residents of Illinois, scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the state of Illinois and students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2014-15 school year. Applications are avail-

able at the sheriff’s office, 700 S. Main St., Princeton or at www. Interested students must complete the application in full, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office within their county of residence by March 15.

Religion Briefs 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. 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.

Pie and Coffee Club CHERRY — The Pie and Coffee Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Holy Trinity Hall on Main Street in Cherry.

Women’s retreat UTICA — The Grace United Methodist Church in LaSalle is sponsoring Cafe Chocolat, a relaxing chocolate-themed retreat. The retreat includes worship, Bible study and a time for laughter as well as quiet reflection. Guest presenters are Kelly Klobucher, executive director of the Hegeler Carus Foundation, Marlene Moshage of Waltham Presbyterian Church and Landy Flees, human resources consultant for Grace United Methodist Church. The retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 in the LaSalle room at Starved Rock Lodge. The cost is $40 per person and includes registration, lunch, course materials and activities. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Toni Lucas at 270703-9799. Registrations will be accepted through Sunday.

HCCC plans Ordination PRINCETON — At 4 p.m. Feb. 8, Hampshire Colony Congregational Church will ordain Pastor Sarah Gladstone as a minister of the Gospel and servant

of the Lord. The service’s sermon will be given by the Rev. Dr. Betsey Mauro, dean of the Center for Congregational Leadership in Olivet, Mich. The Call to Ordination will be issued by the Rev. Matthew Olson, senior minister of the First Congregational Church in St. Johns, Mich. A dessert reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

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 815-5792431, Dawn Pantenburg at 815-228-4857 or Julie at Holy Trinity at 815-894-2006.

Rashid-Thompson Dan and Mary Thompson of Princeton are announcing the engagement of their son, Stephen Thompson, to Kendra Rashid, the daughter of Kenneth and Sarah Rashid of Fort Madison, Iowa. The bride-elect graduated from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Special Education. She is a teacher at Mediapolis Elementary in Mediapolis, Iowa. The prospective groom is a graduate of Illinois Welding School in Peoria. He is a welder at John

Kendra Rashid and Stephen Thompson Deere Harvester in East Moline and has served in the U.S. Army in Iraq. A small private ceremony is planned for this spring.

Redell-Yates Holly Kathryn Redell of Geneseo and Nicholas Wade Yates of Geneseo are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Stanley and Gloria Redell of Geneseo and the granddaughter of Donald and Darlene VanOpdorop of Geneseo, and the late Charles and Dorothy Redell. He is the son of Bruce and Shelley Yates of Wyanet, and the grandson of David and Marlene Husemann of Princeton, and Guy and Virginia Yates of Cape Coral, Fla. The bride-elect is a graduate of Geneseo High School and attended Black Hawk College in Moline. She is a certified pharmacy technician at Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa.

Holly Redell and Nicholas Yates Her fiancé is a graduate of Bureau Valley High School. He is employed by Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo. The couple will be married June 21 at the Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton. A reception will be held at the Annawan Best Western Banquet Center in Annawan.

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Six for the trophy case By Kevin Hieronymus

OHIO — Ohio High School honored six of the greatest basketball players to wear the Bulldog uniform between games of Wednesday’s Homecoming Night between the LaMoille/Ohio co-op and Ashton-Franklin Center. The retired numbers of Ike Beers (No. 52), Brad Bickett (No. 24), Steve Etheridge (No. 32), Todd Etheridge (No. 12) and Lance Harris (No. 10), were rededicated and will be framed and displayed in a shadow box in the gym lobby trophy case. The Etheridge brothers along with Bickett and Beers returned for Wednesday’s event. Harris planned to make it back, but had to cancel due a last-minute family emergency. Piper was unable to make the trip from his Arlington, Texas home. In their questionnaires they compiled, each talked about the fond memories of their days play-

“My favorite personal memory was seeing the sea of support the team had when we rode the fire truck back into Ohio after coming back from state. It was incredible to see a small town basketball team capture the hearts of so many people and how an entire community and area became one big family for this event that touched so many lives and changed mine. I will never forget that.”

PERU — The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins hosted a triangular meet with the Ottawa YMCA Dolphins as well as the Rock River Valley YMCA Stingrays on Jan. 25. The IV Dolphins came out on top in first place in the meet with a score of 682 points. The RRV Stingrays took second with 386 points while the Ottawa Dolphins took third place with 338 points. From Spring Valley, Michael Arrate, 11, swam to fifth-place finishes in the 200 yard freestyle event with a time of 3:07.58 and in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 42.89. Arrate also took a sixth-place finish in the 50 yard freestyle (37.82). Young brother Nicholas Arrate, 9, took sixth place in the 100 intermediate event and clocked a time of 1:43.89. He also placed seventh in the 50

yard breaststroke at 56.47. He finished up the day in eighth place in the 100 yard freestyle (1:28.11) which is a district qualifying time. Caden Brooks, 10, of Princeton added two second-place finishes to his team’s totals in the 50 yard breaststroke at 48.01 and in the 100 yard butterfly at 1:33.03. Brooks also swam to a third-place finish in the 50 yard freestyle (32.53). Brooks swam a district qualifying time in the butterfly and breaststroke and a state qualifying time in the free style. Ladd’s Jack Devert, 9, swam a district qualifying time in the 100 yard intermediate (1:39.27) where he placed fifth. Devert also placed fifth in the 50 yard backstroke (46.66). He also took 12th place in the 100 yard freestyle (1:33.15). Logan Griggs, 10, of Spring Valley swam to 14th place in the 100 yard

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• Ike Beers ing for the Bulldogs. The group of Bickett, Harris, Todd Etheridge and Beers memories’ centered around taking part in the 1986 Bulldogs’ magical march to the IHSA State Championship game. “My favorite memory of being a Bulldog is how every player on the team came together with one goal in mind and that was to play in Champaign,” Harris said. “Each player knew their role and played for the team every night and not for themselves. This was a team that comes along only once in a

lifetime, and I will cherish the opportunity I had to play with this group for as long as I live.” Todd Etheridge said his favorite memory was “getting the firetrucks out for a trip around town after a big win.” Bickett, who coaches at Rock Falls High School, talked about the “great relationships” that were developed with teammates, coaches, administrators, teachers and community members.” Beers, who made it back from

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Tri-County Tourney time DePue’s Christian Mendez drives against Putnam County in Tuesday’s Tri-County Conference tournament action. PC won 72-56.

Basketball teams got to be ready weather or not I remember the days well, sitting around the radio waiting for the big announcement of having a snow day. I still remember the excitement in my daughters’ eyes when they get the word at home. Maybe a little too much excitement, if you ask me. The only thing different these days is the news comes via the ease of a BCR Text Alert or a click onto the Internet. I’ll have to tell you kids you still don’t have anything on us old kids, the ones of who lived


through the blizzard of ‘79. Now, those were snow days! Times change as you get older and trudge to work no matter what the weather and how cold it is out there, polar vortex or not. However, the weather can certainly put the chill on a basketball team and coaches.

I am finding that out this year with our girls team at Princeton High School, that I coach. In the past nine calendar days, we have had one full practice, one junior varsity game and two varsity games. We’ve also had one game postponed, three practices canceled and two shortened. Other area coaches share the same sentiments, unable to practice with their teams on snow days, hoping their kids get together on their own, to shoot and play. “We certainly have had a

disruption to our routine and rhythm,” St. Bede girls coach Tom McGunnigal said. “At this time of the year we have become pretty set in how we rotate and what we do through our lineup. We are definitely missing having the ball in our hands but I’m sure that many, if not all, of the girls are getting to the Y to get some shooting in. “We typically have not had practice when school is out. So these extra days of rest will come in handy when I have to maybe drop a Sunday practice

in the future.” Hall boys coach Mike Filippini said he hasn’t seen his team since they left the locker room at Kewanee Friday. “Can’t practice if we don’t have school. Really gonna be an issue this week cause we play No. 1 Rockridge on Friday with only two days to prepare instead of four. I’m sure every team in northern Illinois is dealing with it, so it’s not like some teams have an advantage over others,” he said.

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Littleton, Colo., where he serves for the nearby Lakewood Police Department, had similar memories. “My favorite personal memory was seeing the sea of support the team had when we rode the firetruck back into Ohio after coming back from state,” he said. “It was incredible to see a small town basketball team capture the hearts of so many people and how an entire community and area became one big family for this event that touched so many lives and changed mine. I will never forget that.” For Piper, tiny Ohio lived up to its slogan where small is mighty. “Something that always stuck with me was the ability to compete against and beat many of the larger schools in our area when we had an enrollment around 60 at the time when I was in school,” said Piper, who noted he remains close friends with his old teammates. “Gave us as a team, school and our community a great sense of pride when we would knock off the bigger schools.” Steve Etheridge, class of 1984, said his best memory was beating Tampico for the Manlius Holiday Tournament championship two weeks after getting beat bad by the Trojans. Comment on this story at


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Bureau Valley boys coach Jason Marquis said he’s going stir crazy not getting to be in gym with kids. “Most teams are in same boat as us so it is no excuse. We need to make the most of the time we do have, and our captains are doing a nice job of making sure that happens,” he said. Bureau Valley girls coach Tiffany Gonigam said the weather has certainly made the end of the season very busy with seven games in the next 11 days, which she said is unusual getting ready for regionals. However, in a way, Gonigam said, the delay has helped to recharge some batteries. “The kids seem to be up to the challenge and in a way it has allowed them time to rest and they are fresh. Sometimes they get to where they are ready for the next season and for basketball to be done, but their days off seem to have kept them focused and motivated,” she said. Super picks: I have assembled a group of our local football experts for their Super Bowl predictions. We had a unanimous vote of confidence for the Broncos. Dan Foes (PHS sophomore football coach): Denver 38-24. Brent Jamison (BCR Correspondent): Denver 27-24. Jesse Snyder (PHS varsity football coach): Denver 31-27. Jesse Brandt (PHS AD, boys basketball coach): Denver 28-17. Mike Filippini (Hall boys basketball coach, assistant football coach): Denver 27-17. Tom McGunnigal (St. Bede AD, girls basketball coach): Denver 35-31. Randy Tieman (Hall boys football coach: Denver 23-17. Me, I’ll go with the Broncos, too, 27-17. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at khieronymus@

Brad Bickett (No. 24)

Personal: Married for 16 years to the former Jolene Anderson. They have four kids: Bailey (14), Jalen (11), Claire (8) and Miley (4). He teaches drivers ed and PE at Bureau Valley High School and is the head boys basketball coach at Rock Falls High School. They live in Rock Falls. Favorite Ohio memories: Placing second in the Illinois High School Class A State Tournament in 1986. Great relationships were developed with teammates, coaches, administrators, teachers and community members.

Ike Beers (No. 52)

Personal: Lives in Littleton, Colo., with his wife Kari, and their four kids: Rocky, Raegan, Rowdy, Ryli (all kids are playing basketball). Works for the Lakewood, Colo., Police Department, working in patrol and acting as the primary lead instructor for the department’s Arrest Control Program. Favorite Ohio memories: Seeing the sea of support the team had when we rode the firetruck back into Ohio after coming back from state. It was incredible to see a small town basketball team capture the hearts of so many people and how an entire community and area became one big family for this event that touched so many lives and changed mine.  I will never forget that.

Todd Etheridge (No. 12)

Personal:: Married to Deb. They have two boys, Mitchell and Logan, and a third child on the way. He is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen a national professional services firm, residing in Dixon. Favorite Ohio memories: Favorite memory is getting the firetrucks out for a trip around town after a big win. A tradition I hear still goes on today!

Steve Etheridge (No. 32)

Personal: Married to the former Sandy Lootens of Manlius. They have three boys Clark (a junior at Butler University), Connor (a senior at Sacred Heart Griffin, going to Belmont University to play base-

ball), and Carter (a third-grader at Blessed Sacrament). He is a CFO at Henson Robinson Co., and they reside in Springfield. Favorite Ohio memories: Junior year beating Tampico for the Manlius Holiday Tournament two weeks after getting beat bad by Tampico during regular season.

Lance Harris (No. 10)

Personal: Harris and his wife Kerry, of 20 years live in Arlington Heights with their three children: Morgan (17), Brett (15) and Tyler (13). He has worked 19 years as a firefighter in Elk Grove Village, currently filling two roles. He is the battalion chief in charge of Emergency Medical Services and the acting deputy chief in Charge of Operations. Favorite Ohio memories: How every player on the team came together with one goal in mind and that was to play in Champaign. Each player knew their role and played for the team every night and not for themselves. This was a team that comes along only once in a lifetime and I will cherish the opportunity I had to play with this group for as long as I live.

Brian Piper (No. 30)

Personal: Lives in Arlington, Texas, with his wife and kids. Works as a business analyst for LCI Customersfor TXU Energy which is the largest electric provider in the state of Texas. Favorite Ohio memories: Playing in front of the great fans of the community and the many teammates that are still close friends after all these years. Also, something that always stuck with me was the ability to compete against and beat many of the larger schools in our area when we had an enrollment around 60 at the time when I was in school. It gave us as a team, school and our community a great sense of pride when we would knock off the bigger schools.

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BCR Leaderboard BCR Boys

BCR Girls

Scoring ............................. g pts avg

Scoring ............................. g pts avg

Jarret Olson (SBA) . ....... 13 245 18.8 Garrett Duffin (PHS) . .....20 338 18.8 Parker Neuhalfen (BV)..... 21 393 18.7 Jose Raya (DePue) . ....... 12 188 15.7 Miguel Vilareal (Hall) ..... 21 315 15.0 Tommy Johnston (BV).... 21 307 14.6 A.J. Gaeta (Hall) . .......... 21 249 11.9 Ian Trevier (Hall) . ......... 21 180 8.6 J.J. Vaccaro (PHS) ........ 17 134 7.4 Jesse Lopez (DePue) ...... 12 84 7.0

Shiela Browning (L/O) ....20 275 13.8 Vanessa Martinez (L/O) ..20 211 10.6 Laura Sickley (SBA) ....... 21 199 9.5 Becca Herrmann (Hall) ...20 187 8.4 Ellie Herrmann (Hall) .....20 186 8.3 Darcy Kepner (BV).......... 19 159 9.4 Raley Mauck (SBA) . .......25 209 8.4 Hanna Bima (SBA) . ........25 204 8.2 Helena Arnadottir (BV) ... 18 128 8.1 Nicole Bornsheuer (BV) .. 19 116 7.0

Rebounding........................ g rbs avg

Rebounding ....................... g rb avg

Tommy Johnston (BV).... 21 166 7.9 Garrett Duffin (PHS) . .....20 109 6.0 Austin Schmitt (Hall)....... 16 98 6.1 Jose Raya (DePue) . ....... 12 72 6.0 Austin Zimmer (DePue) . . 12 69 5.8 Sam Halm (SBA)............. 13 75 5.7 Ian Trevier (Hall)............ 21 105 5.1

Vanessa Martinez (L/O) ..20 222 11.1 Elizabeth Geuther (L/O)...20 167 8.4 Emily Hoscheid (Hall) . ...20 165 8.3 Hanna Bima (SBA) . ........25 205 8.2 Nicole Bornsheuer (BV) .. 19 151 8.0 Ellie Herrmann (Hall) .....20 146 7.3 Assists .............................. g ast avg

Assists . ............................ g ast Jesse Lopez (DePue) ...... 12 47 Isaac Reyes (DePue) ...... 12 40 Jarret Olson (SBA) . ....... 13 41 Miguel Vilareal (Hall)...... 21 65 Parker Neuhalfen (BV)..... 21 Josh Mead (BV).............. 21


3.9 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.7 2.5

Shiela Browning (L/O) ....20 Brenna Faletti (Hall) ...... 15 Lexi Miranda (SBA) ........25 Laura Sickley (SBA) ....... 21 Helena Arnadottir (BV) ... 18 Ellie Herrmann (Hall) .....20

60 44 60 50 42 44

3.0 2.9 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2

Steals ............................... g stl avg Steals................................ g st avg

Isaac Reyes (DePue) ...... 12 Garrett Duffin (PHS) . .....20 Jesse Lopez (DePue) ...... 12 Jarret Olson (SBA) . ....... 13 J.J. Vaccaro (PHS) ........20 Ian Trevier (Hall)............ 21

32 43 28 13 33 30

2.7 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.8 1.4

Shiela Browning (L/O) ....20 Vanessa Martinez (L/O) ..20 Helena Arnadottir (BV) ... 18 Darcy Kepner (BV) ......... 16 Taylor Clark (PHS) .........22 Zoe Mead (PHS)..............20

69 40 38 32 40 33

3.5 2.0 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.7

Blocked shots..................... g ast avg Blocked shots..................... g

b avg

Jose Raya (DePue).......... 12 26 2.5 Andrew Pyszka (SBA) ..... 13 28 2.2

Becca Herrmann (Hall) ...20 34 1.7 Carlie Bickett (BV) . ....... 19 19 1.0 Free throw shooting ......... fgm fga pct.

Free-throw shooting ..........ftm fta pct.

Garrett Duffin (PHS)........101 127 .795 Tyler Pullam (Hall) . ........8 11 .730 A.J. Gaeta (Hall) . ..........43 62 .690 Ian Trevier (Hall) . .........22 34 .650 A.J. Gaeta (Hall) . ..........49 62 .610

Julia Pohar (SBA)........... 15 18 .883 Ellie Herrmann (Hall) .....49 66 .740 Lexi Miranda (SBA) ........ 31 47 .660 Sophie Carus (SBA) ........32 49 .653 Danielle Hughes (PHS) . ..24 37 .649 Field goal shooting . ......... fgm fga pct.

Field goal shooting . ......... fgm fga pct.

Miguel Vilareal (Hall) .... 125 241 .520 Collin Aimone (Hall) .......54 103 .520 Garrett Duffin (PHS) . .....112 226 .496 Austin Schmitt (Hall) . .... 16 33 .480 Ian Trevier (Hall) . .........59 147 .400

Brenna Faletti (Hall) ......30 72 .420 Darcy Kepner (BV) .........58 138 .420 Hanna Bima (SBA)...........84 211 .398 Raley Mauck (SBA) . .......82 224 .366 Nicole Bornsheuer (BV) ...48 133 .361 Emily Hoscheid (Hall) . ...45 127 .350

3-pt field goal shooting...... fgm fga pct.

3-pot field goal shooting . . fgm fga pct.

Ian Trevier (Hall) . .........40 86 .470 A.J. Gaeta (Hall) . ..........38 109 .350 Garrett Duffin (PHS) . ..... 13 40 .325

Brenna Faletti (Hall) .......5 9 .555 Raley Mauck (SBA) . .......48 132 .370 Laura Sickley (SBA) .......29 118 .246

Area records

Bureau Valley (6-0 TRACN) Hall (4-3 TRACS) . ............ St. Bede (2-4 TRACS)......... DePue (0-3 TCC)............... LaMoille/Ohio (1-3 LTC)..... Princeton (2-5 TRACS).......

Area records

14-7 13-8 10-9 5-10 4-13 4-16

St. Bede (5-4 TRACS)........ 10-15 Hall (3-6 TRACS) . ............ 7-13 Bureau Valley (0-8) TRACN) 7-13 LaMoille/Ohio (2-6 LTC)..... 7-13 Princeton (0-9) TRACS)..... 2-20 DePue............................. na

Isaac Reyes launches a threepoint shot for DePue against Putnam County in Tuesday’s TCC tournament action in Granville. BCR photo/Ken Schroeder

Basketball roundup

PC tops Little Giants in TCC opener By BCR Sports Staff The Tri-County Conference boys basketball tournament got underway Tuesday night at R.M. Germano Gymnasium in Granville after a one night weather delay. Tuesday’s openers saw Putnam County beat DePue 73-56, Roanoke-Benson beat Midland 70-36 and Woodland beat Lowpoint 75-42. The host Panthers built a 66-39 entering the fourth quarter, before DePue went on a 15-0 run. Harold Fay led the Panthers with 14 points and Alec Veverka had 12. Leading scorers for DePue (5-12) were Ramon Puga (17, Austin Zimmer (14) and Jose Raya (9). PC will meet No. 3 Roanoke-Benson at 7:30 p.m. in Thursday’s semi-

Scoreboard Basketball

High school boys Tri-County Conference Tournament at Granville

Tuesday: (8) Woodland 75, (9) LowpointWashburn 42 (2) Putnam County 73, (7) DePue 56. (3) Roanoke-Benson 70, Midland 36 Wednesday: Game 4 - (1) Henry vs. (8) Woodland, 6 p.m. Game 5 - (4) Marquette vs. (5) Peoria Christian, 7:30 p.m. Thursday: Game 6 - winners 4-5, 6 p.m. Game 7 - (2) Putnam County vs. (3) RoanokeBenson, 7:30 p.m.

finals. The Rockets were 70-36 winners over No. 6 Midland Tuesday. The first semifinal will match the winners of Wednesday’s games between No. 1 Henry/ Woodland and No. 4 Marquette/No. 5 Peoria Christian at 6 p.m. Finals will be played Saturday starting with the consolation at 5 p.m.

Girls basketball

Teutopolis 45, Putnam County 29: The Lady Shoes, ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, walked out to a 22-8 halftime lead on the strength of a 12-1 second quarter in Tuesday’s battle between the North and South at Parkland College in Champaign. Daniela Pavlovich had nine points and Allison Voss eight for the Lady Panthers (19-3), who dropped four spots to No. 8 in this week’s 1A Poll.

Friday: Game 8 - losers 4-5, 6 p.m. Game 9 - (7) DePue vs. (6) Midland, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Consolation - winners 8-9, 5 p.m. Third place - losers 6-7, 6:30 p.m. Title - winners 6-7, 8 p.m. DePue 8 10 21 17 - 56 Putnam County 24 21 21 7 - 73 PC: Hoge 3, Biagini 10, Weide 9, Fay 14. DiazDeleon 4, Theobald 8, Garland 6, Verveka 12, Kreiser 5, DeBates 2. DePue: Lopez 5,Reyes 5, Raya 9, Riga 17, Zimmer 14, Hezland 4, Mendes 4. Friday’s games

Erie at Bureau Valley Sherrard at St. Bede Rockridge at Hall


From Page 9 yard freestyle (1:36.01) and then nailed down 16th place in the 50 yard freestyle at 41.24. From Spring Valley, the brother-sister duo of Carter and Charleigh Holmes participated in the meet. Carter, 8, earned two first-place finishes in the 25 yard freestyle (17.79) and in the 50 yard freestyle (39.12). Carter also took a second-place finish in the 25 yard backstroke (21.33). He earned district qualifying times in the 25 yard freestyle and the 25 yard backstroke. He earned a state qualifying time in the 50 yard freestyle. Charleigh, 12, swam a perfect meet, earning a first-place finish in each event: the 200 yard free style at 2:05.71; the 100 yard freestyle (56.54) and the 100 yard breaststroke event (1:21.45). All three of Charleigh’s events were state qualifying times. Gunnar Jauch, 10, of Spring Valley swam a perfect meet as well in his three events which were all state qualifying times. Jauch swam a 1:20.83 in the 100 yard intermediate and in the 50 yard freestyle (29.82). He finished the day in the 500 yard freestyle (6:35.02). Benjamin Johll, 10, of Spring Valley earned a 12th place finish in the 50 yard backstroke (56.87). Another sister-brother

Little Ten Conference Tournament at Somonauk

Monday: Game 1 - (8) Earlville-Leland vs. (9) Hiawatha. Game 2 - (2) Newark vs. (7) Lamoille/Ohio. Game 3 - (3) Paw Paw vs. (6) Hinckley-Big Rock. Tuesday: Game 4 - (1) Indian Creek vs. winner 1, 6:30 p.m. Game 5 - (4) Somonauk vs. (5) Serena, 8 p.m. Feb. 6: Game 6 - winners 4-5, 5:30 p.m. Game 7 - winners 2-3, 7 p.m. Consolation at middle school) Game 8 - loser 1-5, 5:30 p.m. Game 9 - losers 2-3, 7 p.m. Feb. 7: Consolation finals - winners 8-9, 5 p.m. Third place - losers 4-5, 6:30 p.m. Title — winners 4-5, 8 p.m.

duo on the team are Delaney Mallery, 9 and Nolan Mallery, 15. Delaney posted a time of 1:44.52 in the 100 yard intermediate which earned her a fourth-place finish. She took a seventh in the 100 yard freestyle (1:31.12). She also swam a 51.88 in the 50 yard backstroke to take home a ninth-place finish in the event. Brother Nolan swam a 1:25.38 in the 100 yard breaststroke for a second place finish. He then earned two third-place finishes in the 50 yard freestyle (30.55) and the 100 yard freestyle (1:12.2). Spring Valley’s Mia Mautino, 9, earned a seventh-place finish (2:11.86) in the 100 yard intermediate. Mautino also swam to an eighth-place finish in the 50 yard breaststroke (1:05.82). She also took 16th place in the 50 yard freestyle (55.47). Ladd’s Samuel and Zachary Tieman also competed. Samuel, 8, swam the 25 yard freestyle event (25.82) for fifth place. He also took an eighth-place finish in the 50 yard freestyle (57.45). He then completed his meet with a 10th place finish in the 25 yard backstroke (29.81). Zachary, 13, took second in the 50 yard freestyle (57.09). He followed up with a third-place finish at 1:26.78 in the 100 yard freestyle event. Zachary also place fourth in the 100 yard backstroke (1:49.33).

High school girls Little Ten Conference Tournament

Saturday: Third place - (3) HBR 42, (4) Indian Creek 38 Title - (2) Serena 47, (1) Newark 46 Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament at West Central

Saturday: Consolation finals (5th) Mercer County 45, Galva 37 Third place - Stark County 39, Biggsville West Central 29 Title - Annawan 81, Ridgewood 44 Thursday games

LaMoille/Ohio at Paw Paw Princeton at Sherrard Hall at St. Bede

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Property Transfers

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David Jones, the food and beverage director of Starved Rock Lodge, shares with his staff the new menu at Elements, the new name for the lodge’s main dining room.

A new name, menu at Starved Rock Lodge ​UTICA — Elements is the new name for the main dining room at Starved Rock Lodge. In addition to the new name, a new menu has been unveiled. A new, hand-crafted sign hangs over the entrance to welcome guests to the historic venue built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. As Starved Rock Lodge celebrates its 75th anniversary, naming the dining room gives it its own identity. “We were committed to staying true to the heritage of this unique place, inspired by nature and architecture,” said Terry Cross, Lodge CEO/president, “The name Elements is the embodiment of the environment here, as it relates to the essence of great food and drink.” Elements features a staff of experienced leaders in the restaurant industry. David Jones has taken the lead as

food and beverage director at the lodge. Jones, a native to Milwaukee, Wis., joined the team in late 2013 after working in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. Jones is teamed with Executive Chef “Bear” (Barry) Brooks. Together, Jones and Brooks have developed a new menu (featured on the lodge’s website at www.starvedrocklodge. com/dining. “Our menu selections have been developed with a contemporary spin on classy and traditional comfort food with a little bite of sass, and a nod to Native American cuisine. There are some menu staples that will remain, such as our signature pot roast and Gorgonzola nachos,” said Jones Elements serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Reservations are necessary. Call 815220-7321.

T he following prop​ erty transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: Jan. 13, 2014 Scott Myers, John Nordstrom and Loretta Nordstrom to Matthew Miller, trustees’ deed, part of Section 35 in Arispie Township, $65,000. Amber Dhesse, Karen Johnson, Beth Snell and James Stowe to Suzanne and William Laicoff, warranty deed, all of Lot 4 and parts of Lots 11-15 in Block 3 in Keim’s Third Subdivision, DePue, $27,000. Amanda and Chad Hesterberg to Rendi Carter and Joseph Whiting, warranty deed, part of Lot 4 in Block 5 in Glenn’s Third Addition, Spring Valley, $77,000. Ellen Dobrich, Clare Gonzalez, Anne Heredia, Jane Witkowski and Mark Zoran to Charles Casford III, warranty deed, Lots 11-12 in Block 4 in Banschbach’s Subdivision, DePue, $20,000. Karen Grubar, Brenda Helton, Cynthia Hungerford, Stephanie Kunz, Maureen Morris, May Morris, Stephen Morris, Edmund Tobiasz, and Tim Tobiasz to Servando and Virginia Moreno, warranty deed, Lots 8-10 in Block 141 in Dalzell’s Fourth Addition, Spring Valley, $130,000. Jan. 14, 2014 M. Bernice Stamberger and Linda Smith to Joyce Wallace, trustees’ deed, part of Sec-

tion 23 in Macon Township, $4,500. Linda Smith to Joyce Wallace, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $2,500. Roger Stephenson to Joyce Wallace, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $2,500. M. Bernice Stamberger and Linda Smith to Kimberly and Peter Fisher, trustees’ deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $744,500. Linda Smith to Kimberly and Peter Fisher, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $372,500. Roger Stephenson to Kimberly and Peter Fisher, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $372,500. M. Bernice Stamberger and Linda

Smith to Carole and Gary Ehnle, trustees’ deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $449,000. Linda Smith to Carolyn and Gary Ehnle, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $224,500. Roger Stephenson to Carole and Gary Ehnle, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $224,500. M. Bernice Stamberger and Linda Smith to Dee and Harry McCune, trustees’ deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $498,500. Linda Smith to Dee and Harry McCune, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $249,500. Roger Stephenson to Dee and Harry McCune, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $249,500. Donald Fike to Mark

and Randy Bickett, warranty deed, part of Section 9 in Berlin Township, $226,500. Jan. 15, 2014 Spring Valley City Bank to Allison and Brandon Behrens, warranty deed, Lot 9 in Block 9 in Sheffield, $48,000. Helen Swanson to Fish Men Inc., warranty deed, part of Section 9 in Ohio Township, $73,500. Jan. 16, 2014 Eureka Savings Bank of Mendota to Bradley Schafer, corporate deed, part of Lot 19 in Norwood Meadows Phase 3, Princeton, $130,000. Julie and Steven Springer to Troy Woodley, warranty deed, part of Outlot A and all of Lot 24 in Sherwood Glen Subdivision, Princeton, $188,000.

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Sharon Smith holds a bouquet of 12 roses in Walnut House Gardens and Greens, a business she recently opened with her husband, Gabe, who grew up in Walnut. The store’s grand opening is set for Friday and Saturday.

Smiths open Walnut House Gardens and Greens Grand opening is Friday and Saturday By Lyle Ganther

WALNUT — Using her background and experience in horticulture, Sharon Green Smith of Walnut has opened Walnut House Gardens and Greens at 118 S. Main St. in downtown Walnut. “I grew up in my godmother’s floral shop in Iowa and worked at three others in Northeast Iowa,” she said. Smith received a degree in animal science and agriculture from

Iowa State University and studied horticulture abroad. She and her husband, Gabe, a graduate of Bureau Valley High School, decided to come back to his hometown of Walnut to open a floral shop. “When the opportunity arose for us to come back and run a business, we took it,” she said. “We wanted to be closer to family and enjoy what we were doing.” The Smiths use some jewelry cases from the former Peterson Jewelry Store in their business to display the many different colored vases they can use in their floral arrangements.

The Smiths bought the Walnut House from Adrian Lind, who had run it for 25 years; they took over in December of last year. “We turned a gift shop into a flower shop with gifts,” Smith explained. “Walnut didn’t need another business on Main Street to close.” The Smiths carry established national brands of merchandise as well as items made by local artisans from the Walnut area in their store, which will have a grand opening this Friday and Saturday. Walnut House Gardens and Greens will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday with a chocolate

tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday with a Bent River Brewery tasting and Avanti cheese pairing from 5 to 7 p.m. that night. The store’s normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information, visit the business’ website at or its Facebook page at WalnutHouseGandG. The store’s phone numbers are 815-379-3066 or 815379-2752 (cell). Comment on this story at

OTTAWA — Area residents have a unique opportunity to give input to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Congress for 2014. The Conservation Congress event will be held April 11 and 12 at the IDNR headquarters in Springfield. Through the Internet, IDNR is inviting residents to complete online surveys. These surveys range from outdoor recreation issues to natural resources. The topics of these surveys will affect what issues are discussed at the Conservation Congress in April. The online surveys are available at www. To get further input for the Conservation Congress, the IDNR is hosting interactive webcasts called “Thursdays with IDNR.” These webcasts are one of the ways the IDNR is opening its doors to Illinois residents to explain what the department does. Each webcast features staff members and is held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20. Topics to be covered will include outdoor recreation, partnerships to promote education and volunteerism, and communications and customer service. “The online survey and live webcast roundtable discussions will help get us ready for the statewide Conservation Congress session this spring,” said IDNR Director Marc Miller. “The Conservation Congress process gives the public an opportunity to

“The online surveys are a great chance to provide thoughts on many outdoor related activities and issues.” Vicki Heath

help IDNR set priorities on a wide range of natural resources issues.” “The online surveys are a great chance to provide thoughts on many outdoor related activities and issues,” said Vicki Heath, resource conservationist of the LaSalle County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Conservation Congress event on April 11 and April 12 will be free and open to the public. There will be sessions that include prioritizing needs for outdoor resources and other issues that will be learned about from the webcasts and online surveys. IDNR will also provide updates on the IDNR Sustainability Law and host panel discussions. Registration and a detailed agenda will be available in February. For more information on the online survey, live webcasts or the Conservation Congress statewide meeting, check the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois. gov.

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. BUREAU COUNTY SHERIFF JOHN THOMPSON Advertisement for Construction Bids The Sheriff of Bureau County is proposing to have “safety padding” installed in one (1) holding cell within the

existing Bureau County Jail facility located at 22 Park Avenue West in Princeton, Illinois. Bid and construction specifications are available through 4 p.m. on the final submission date of March 31, 2014 within the Bureau County Sheriff’s courthouse office, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois during the normal business week, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Note: This project shall conform with all federal and state prevailing wage law(s). The Sheriff of Bureau County retains the right to cancel any and all bids related to this project. Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 25, 28 and 30, 2014. LEGAL NOTICES The Bureau County Republican Classified brings you the public and legal information you have a right to know.

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: Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Carol M. Bodnum Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOTS 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, AND 8 IN BLOCK NUMBERED TWELVE (12) IN NEWMAN’S FIRST ADDITION TO THE TOWN (NOW VILLAGE) OF CHERRY, IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 8 IN BLOCK 12 IN NEWMAN’S FIRST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF CHERRY, AND RUNNING


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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Chinese New Year Gifts

Children receive red envelopes full of money. The amount they receive is usually an even number. The amount cannot be divisible by four. In Chinese, the number 4 means death. Only one of these envelopes follows this principle. Circle the correct envelope.

Color the two identical h horses.

Standards Link: Math: Solve problems using division.

This is the Chinese character for the word horse.

Accor According to Chinese astrology, people born in the Year of the Horse are like horses in that they are independent and po popular, fun, cheerful and energetic. They are How many times hard w workers and like to see a task completed. can you find it on Somet Sometimes they can be stubborn. this page?

What year were w you born? The Chinese tell a story that, one day, a great teacher named Buddha invited all the animals to a meeting. Only twelve animals came. Buddha named a year after each of these animals.


Firecrackers are popular during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Why? Circle every other letter.


The Chinese year starting January 31, 2014 is named after the horse. Find the year you were born. Then work with a parent to figure out the animal representing the year they were born by counting back counter-clockwise. (Someone born in 1962 would be born in the year of the tiger.)


Doors and windows are decorated with red-colored paper-cuts. These are made much like cut-paper snowflakes. How many differences can you find between these two paper-cuts?

Even and Odd

I was born in the year of the My parent was born in the year of the


Look through the newspaper for 5 even numbers and 5 odd numbers. Write each group in order from smallest to largest.


Standards Link: Number Sense: Recognize odd and even numbers.

Standards Link: Social Studies: Students understand the traditions of varied cultures.


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Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Passionate About Palindromes

Search through the newspaper for numbers that are palindromes. A palindrome is a number that remains the same when written forwards or backwards. 3663 is a palindrome. Standards Link: Math: problem solving.

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The Princeton Coffeehouse was the place to be Saturday night for good music, sweet treats and endless cups of coffee. The popular monthly venue hosted Anne Heaton (pictured above) and Edie Carey (not pictured). Of course, the hot cups of coffee and special desserts are also a high point at the events. At right, Kathy Cartwright (back) is assisted with the sweet concoctions by Jacklynn Cartwright (front, left) and Kaia Robbins. The Princeton Coffeehouse is held at the Open Prairie United Church of Christ on East Marion Street.

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Ready, set ... deal Princeton Chamber of Commerce Board members (seated from left) Jeff Clawson, Chamber Director Kim Frey, Allan Beaber, and (standing from left) Gina Nelson and Andrea Anderson get ready for Saturday’s Casino Night Gala at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. The Princeton Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event, which will include a silent auction, one free drink, appetizers and $20 in casino bucks. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the gaming beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. There is also the good possibility Elvis will be in the building and join party-goers at the Casino Night Gala. BCR photo/Donna Barker

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TUESdAY, FEBRUARY 4 - COw SALE - 5:00 30 Big Fancy Black Cows In Great Shape Ages 7-Years and Up. 3 Black Cows & 1 RWF Bull (Middle Creek Ranch) 15 Mixed Cows 20 Angus Cows. Big and Stout 8-10 Years Old To Calve In February and March 10 Black and BWF 1st Calf Heifers Calves at Side 1 Highly Bred Red angus 3 -Year Old Bull 9 Black Cows - Spring Calving 15 Red Cows - Spring Calving

UPCOMING SALES IN FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 6 Thursday Regular Weekly Sale FEBRUARY 11 Tuesday Packer Day Slaughter Sale FEBRUARY 13 Thursday Regular Weekly Sale

FEBRUARY 15 Saturday Wean/Vac Feeder Sale This sale is growing rapidly and will be a sizable run including 2 full loads of 8-wt steers and a lot of front end calves. Will post individual consignments later.

FEBRUARY 18 Tuesday Packer Day Slaughter Sale FEBRUARY 20 Thursday Special open to all FEBRUARY 25 Tuesday Packer Day Slaughter Sale

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

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

Auction Calendar Jan. 29 – Frances Althea Schultz, farmland, 10 a.m., sale held at Hidden Lake Country Club (12985 645 East St.), Sheffield, Folger’s Auction Service, Inc., auctioneers. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 – Two-day estate auction, mowers, snowblower, tool related, primitives, collectibles, household, steam washer and dryer, scooters, antique and modern furniture, antiques, collectibles, toys, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Co.), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. Feb. 1 – Mildred Schuneman and Wanda Polson, vehicle, guns, antiques, collectibles, household, lawn, garden and tools, 9:30 a.m., 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Feb. 27 – Irma D. Rodseth Family trust, farmland, 10 a.m., sale held at 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers.

Seeking Sources Old Man Winter has us shivering, but a good pot of soup or stew is sure to take off the seasonal chill. Casseroles offer the same trick, as do great pasta, rice and other comfort food to soothe our cold souls. Recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsimon@ Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. ••• The Bureau County Republican is anxious to see your vacation photos. When you’re packing your suitcase for an upcoming excursion, remember to pack a copy of the BCR too. When you get to your destination, have someone take a photo of you holding the newspaper. It’s always fun if you can stand in front of a landmark or something interesting at your destination. When you get home, email the photo and some information about your trip to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and where your photo was taken.

We’ll be happy to show your friends, family and neighbors where you went on your most recent vacation. Where in the World is the BCR? Hopefully, it’s in your suitcase and ready to go on a fun-filled journey, filled with memory-making moments. ••• The BCR welcomes your story ideas and news tips. If you have an idea for a story, we’d love to hear it. Call 815-875-4461, ext. 229. ••• Has your farm received Centennial or Sesquicentennial Farm designation from the Illinois Department of Agriculture within the last few years? If so, give BCR Staff Writer Donna Barker a call at 815-875-4461, ext. 244. Not many people can trace their roots back so far on the same piece of land, and we enjoy telling your stories.

Cold weather health tips for seniors Cold weather can pose serious health hazards to older adults. Falls and other accidents, hypothermia and depression are more common as the temperature drops. The key to safety is prevention. Follow these simple tips to ensure a safe season.

Watch out for ice More than 1.6 million older Americans go to the emergency room each year for fall-related injuries, according to the National Institutes of Health. But falls don’t have to happen, even when snow and ice make for slippery conditions. To lessen the chance of falling in cold weather: • Stretch before going outside. Stretching improves circulation and limbers muscles. Wear sensible footwear. Shoes should have low heels, good support and non-skid soles. • Stick to cleared sidewalks and roads. Shovel snow and sprinkle sand or salt on icy areas — or ask someone to do it for you. • Use assistive devices when necessary. Hold handrails on stairs. Use a cane or walker if necessary to help maintain balance. • Avoid going outside when conditions are poor. Exercise indoors. Stock up on necessities in good weather, or ask someone to deliver them to you.

Stay warm As people age, their sense of touch declines. Arthritis, diabetes, poor circulation, paralysis caused by stroke and many other conditions can cause lack of feeling, especially in the extremities. A diminished response to cold can put seniors at risk for hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature). To prevent hypothermia: • Keep your home’s thermostat set at 68 degrees or above. If paying your energy bill is a burden, you may be eligible for fuel assistance. Contact the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (http://, a public service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Eldercare Locator (, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. • To reduce heating costs, make your home more energy efficient. Contact the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (http://www. to see if you’re eligible for home improvements paid for by the program. • Dress in loose-fitting, layered, lightweight clothes for warmth. • Keep your head covered when you’re outdoors. A great deal of body heat is lost through the head. • Wear mittens or gloves outdoors. • Eat well. Food provides the body with energy. Remember, calories are a measure of heat! Seniors who have difficulty preparing their own food can have a member organization of the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) deliver nutritious meals ( • Be alert for symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia symptoms include slurred speech, sluggishness, confusion, dizziness, shallow breathing, unusual behavior and slow, irregular heartbeat. Frostbite symptoms include gray, white or yellow skin discoloration, numbness and a waxy feeling to the skin. If either of these conditions is suspected, get immediate emergency help. Warm the body, but avoid rubbing tender skin.

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Reduced sensitivity to temperature can also cause burns from too-hot water. To prevent burns: • Set the temperature on the hot water heater to 120 degrees or lower. • When using faucets, turn on cold water first and then add hot water. When turning off the water, shut off hot water first and then cold.

Protect your skin

As we age our skin becomes thinner and drier and thus more susceptible to tears. In addition, certain medications can thin already fragile nasal tissue, creating a risk of nosebleeds. To lessen the possibility of dangers associated with dryness: • Keep room air moist. Add a humidifier to your heating unit, if possible, or purchase a separate humidifier or vaporizer. Another option is to place a pan filled with water near a heat source such as a radiator. Remember to change the water daily. • Keep your body moist! Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Eat foods with high water content like soups and vegetables. • Moisturize your skin with creams or lotions. Use nasal lubricants or petroleum jelly to protect the lining of the nose.

Keep your spirits high

Perhaps the most devastating threat to seniors in wintertime is depression. Inclement weather can restrict activities and opportunities to mingle with others. The isolation and loneliness that afflict many seniors become even worse when the weather is harsh. Shorter days mean less sunlight, which can also contribute to depression. To prevent depression: • Socialize. Make an effort to visit with family and friends. Contact a local Council on Aging for help locating transportation services, senior centers and social activities. • When the weather is too harsh for travel, pick up the phone and call a friend or relative for a chat.

Be prepared for an emergency

Winter storms can mean power outages and resultant loss of heat, water and telephone services. Inclement weather can mean difficulty going out for necessary supplies. Be prepared for emergencies: • Stock up on food and fresh water. Some Meals on Wheels programs provide frozen emergency food packs that can be heated on days when there is no delivery. • Keep batteries, candles, flashlights, Sterno fuel, extra blankets and a battery-operated radio on hand. • Don’t wait for emergencies to develop a system of communication. Everyone living alone should develop a “buddy system.” Source: Protected Tomorrows.


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Birthdays Jan. 30 • Aaron Mickel Fargher • Tori Sluis • Jordan Sluis • Jim Tarrence • Theodore J. Urbanski Jr. Jan. 31 • Glenn Fensterman • April Norman • Cindy Tripp • April Andersen

Feb. 3 • Lyle Ganther • Robbie Butler • Steve “Motor” Hetherington • Judy Jorgensen • Luke Jorgensen • Ginny Bollinger • Rachael Bennett • Marianna Barkley • Dustin Swanson Feb. 4 • Erin Bacon • Gloria Deffenbaugh • Bill Lindsey • Angela O’Bryant • Jack Gustafson • Teresa Buysse • Joe Pearson • Payton Erricson • Kris Wilcoxen • Kani Bopes

Feb. 1 • Sharon Schertz • Eli Rapp • Denise Wilde • Tate Norman • Mason Kimberley Feb. 2 • Robbin Squires • Tanner McCormick • Zachary Bopes

Feb. 5 • Rick Dever • George Behrens • Malinda Hanson • Monica Mathey • Pamela Horner

Births Knaak — Austin and Jordan (Husemann) Knaak of Princeton, son, Jan. 10. Krause — Zach and Jodi (Freberg) Krause of Princeton, daughter, Jan. 17. Martinkus — Benjamin and Melissa (Inpanbutr) Martinkus of Indianapolis, Ind., son, Dec. 30.

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.

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.

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Full birth announcements run each Saturday in the Community section of the BCR. Questions may be directed to Sarah Maxwell at 815-875-4461, ext. 228, or

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.

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DeRycke — Berneice E. DeRycke, 92, of Sheffield, Jan. 23. Elliott — Herbert J. Elliott of Princeton, Jan. 21. Fouse — Nadine H. Fouse, 49, of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, Pa., formerly of Entriken, Jan. 26. Franks — Gerald R. Franks, 65, of Sterling, Jan. 24, 2014. Hunter — Rex F. Hunter, 85, of Princeton, Jan. 22 Lovgren — Louis C. Lovgren, 84, of LaMoille, Jan. 20. Nelson — Tom Nelson, 64, of Princeton, Jan. 25. Pomeroy — Geraldine “Gerry” Pomeroy of San Tan Valley, Ariz., formerly of Princeton, Jan. 14. Rettke — Lois M. Rettke, 94, of Princeton, Jan. 18. Rowley — Dorothy Jane Rowley, 88, of Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 21. Smith — Dennis Lee Smith, 66, of Princeton, Jan. 18. Warren — Mary P. Warren, 50, of Prophetstown, Jan. 24.

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.

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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. The public is invited to attend.

Reagan birthday celebration TAMPICO — The Tampico Area Historical Society and the Ronald Reagan Birthplace Museum will celebrate the birthday of Ronald Reagan from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Refreshments will be served in the Historical Society Museum. Both museums will be open for tours throughout the day. Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911, and is the only president born in Illinois. For more information, contact Joan Johnson at 815-6228705 or email

Trivia night PERU — The Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru will host a trivia night Friday, Feb. 7 at the Peru Eagles Club, 830 Harrison St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the game will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and teams can have six to 10 players. There will be prizes for the three

teams with the highest scores. Food and drink will be available to purchase. To reserve a table, call Ann at MarkAllen’s at 815-220-0642.

Teddy bear tea UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge will hold a teddy bear tea at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Great Hall. All ages are welcome. Be sure to bring a teddy bear. The cost is $17 per person. For more information and to make reservations, call 815220-7386.

Pancake breakfast BUDA — The Buda Rescue Unit will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Buda Community Hall. All proceeds will help cover the cost of new equipment and supplies.

Pancake and sausage breakfast WALNUT — The Walnut Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage, biscuits and gravy breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 9, at the fire station. Adult tickets are $5 and children under 12 tickets are $3.

Winter drum circle UTICA — Local musician Dave Peterson will lead an interactive drum circle featuring African percussion and Native American flutes. Drums will be provided. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. The program will last one hour and is free. For more information, call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815667-4726.

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. Friday, 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 815-5792431, Dawn Pantenburg at 815-228-4857 or Julie at Holy Trinity at 815894-2006.

Fur trade program UTICA — Local author and Starved Rock Historian Mark Walcznski will discuss the importance of the fur trade in 17th century Illinois at Starved Rock. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Starved Rock Visitor Center and will last one hour. It is free to the public. For more information, call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815-667-4726.

Bluegrass jam PRINCETON — A bluegrass, gospel and country music jam will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the First Lutheran Church at 116 N. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Jams will continue the third Friday of each month. Players and listeners are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks available. For more information, call 815-875-2057. Email items to

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What’s happening at the Prairie Arts Center PRINCETON — The following programs and classes are offered at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton during the months of February and March. Go to for a full detailed description of each or call 815-875ARTS (2787). Early registration is encouraged for all classes and workshops. All art exhibits are open and free to the public. • Feb. 5 — 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wine and Paint. Enjoy an evening of relaxed painting creativity while sipping a glass of wine. Create a ready-to-frame painting to take home. Wine, food, music and materials are provided. No painting experience necessary. Please register at least three days prior to class. • Feb. 7 — 6 to 8 p.m., opening reception for member art exhibit, “Everyone is a Collector.” All members, artists and non-artists alike, are asked to bring a few pieces from a treasured collection that they

personally own, whether it be art, pottery, sculpture, a child’s drawing, photography and/or other collectable item. This exhibit will be open through Feb. 28. For details, call Melody Best at 203-522-6805. • Tuesdays, Feb. 11 to March 4 — 6:30 to 8 p.m., Drawing 101. A four-week drawing class for beginners with little or no drawing experience. Learn shading, contouring and other elements of good drawing skills. This class is for high school age and adults. Registration deadline is Feb. 6. Call or visit PAC’s website for cost and a list materials. Sheila Heth is the instructor for this class. • Feb. 15 — 6 p.m., “An Evening of Dance.” The Prairie Arts Council invites you to its 19th annual gala. This year the gala fundraiser will be held at A Hundred Acre Orchard located a few miles west of Princeton, featuring live ballroom and swing dancing music by Ivory Plus. Complimentary wine and

hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening as well as door prizes, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. • Feb. 19 — 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wine and Paint. Enjoy an evening of relaxed painting creativity while sipping a glass of wine. Create a ready-to-frame painting to take home. Wine, food, music and materials are provided. No painting experience necessary. Please register at least three days prior to class. • March 5 — 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wine and Paint. Enjoy an evening of relaxed painting creativity while sipping a glass of wine. Create a ready-to-frame painting to take home. Wine, food, music and materials are

provided. No painting experience necessary. Please register at least three days prior to class. • March 7 — 6 to 8 p.m., opening reception for member artists and guest artist “A Bit of the Green” art exhibit. This exhibit is for Prairie Arts Council Artist members and their guest to exhibit up to four works of art in any medium or subject matter. This exhibit will be open through March 28. Call Melody Best 203-522-6805 for more information and how to become a member of PAC to participate in this exhibit. • Mondays, March 10 to April 7 — 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., a fourweek watercolor painting class for high school age through adult. Students will learn the basics of watercolor painting, different brush styles and techniques to achieve a desired result. This class is intended for the beginner with basically no experience in watercolor painting. Taught by Mary Michael,

registration deadline is April 2. Call or visit PAC’s website for cost and a list of materials. • March 19 — 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wine and Paint. Enjoy an evening of relaxed painting creativity while sipping a glass of wine. Create a ready-to-frame painting to take home. Wine, food, music and materials are provided. No painting experience necessary. Please register at least three days prior to class. The Prairie Arts Council will soon be offering children’s art classes on the first and third Saturday of each month. Art sessions will last one to two hours, depending on the project of the day. Check PAC’s website for updates on these classes or call 815-875-2787. Programming at the Prairie Arts Center is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, Sun Foundation, Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust and generous donations given by individuals and businesses.

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An Apple for Breakfast 4 to 5 tart cooking apples, peeled, sliced 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup golden raisins 6 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine 6 eggs 1 1/2 cups orange juice 1 cup flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar Extra cinnamon Maple syrup In large skillet, sauté apples, pecans, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon and margarine until apples begin to soften, about 6 minutes; stir often. Place in a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. In mixing bowl, combine eggs, orange juice, flour and salt; beat slowly until mixture is smooth and stir around edges of bowl. Pour over apple mixture. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoon sugar and a little cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center of casserole comes out clean. Serve with maple syrup. This is really good way to serve with your bacon and eggs and to have fruit with your brunch.

Breakfast Bake 1 pound hot sausage, cooked and crumbled 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup biscuit mix 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 5 eggs 2 cups milk Place cooked and crumbled sausage in a Pamsprayed 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with onion flakes and cheese. In mixing bowl, combine biscuit mix, salt, pepper and eggs. Beat well with fork (not mixer). Add milk, stir until fairly smooth and pour over sausage mixture. Bake, covered, for 35 minutes. If you would like to make it a little heartier you can add an 8-ounce can of whole kernel corn, drained.

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Sausage Quiche 1 9-inch deep dish uncooked pie shell 1 7-ounce can whole green chilies 1 pound hot sausage, cooked, crumbled 4 eggs, slightly beaten 2 cups half and half cream 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup grated Swiss cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Line bottom of pie shell with split and seeded green chilies. Sprinkle sausage over chilies. Combine eggs, cream, cheeses, salt and pepper. Slowly pour over sausage. Cover edge of pastry with a thin strip of foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until center is set and golden brown. Allow quiche to set at room temperature for 5 minutes before slicing to serve.

Cinnamon Soufflé 1 loaf cinnamon raisin bread 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple undrained 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, melted 1/2 cup sugar 5 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 cup chopped pecans Remove very thin crusts from bread. Tear bread into small pieces and place in buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Pour pineapple and juice over bread and set aside. Cream together margarine and sugar. Add eggs to margarine, sugar mixture and mix well. Pour creamed mixture over bread and pineapple. Sprinkle chopped pecans over soufflé. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes.

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Library Corner PRINCETON — Tuesday, Feb. 4, the preschool story time will be at 10:30 a.m. and feature a groundhog craft. Thursday, Feb. 6, adult craft night will be at 6:30 p.m. and is open to anyone from 8 years old or older. The craft will be Valentine’s Daythemed. All materials will be supplied. Mark the calendar for an upcoming Pride & Prejudice Ball at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Come and enjoy an English country dance instruction. Period clothing (Empire/ Regency Victorian) optional. SPRING VALLEY — The library hosts story time for children ages 3 to 8 years old every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6 p.m. This involves a story being read by the librarian and a craft that is associated with the story. BUDA — New DVDs include “Despicable Me 2,” “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Perter Pan Returns to Neverland” and “100 Cartoon Classics.” LAMOILLE — The voting for Rebecca Caudill readers has been moved back to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Participants will vote for their favorite nominee at LaMoille-Clarion Public Library. A reminder that patrons must be in Grades 4-8 and have read at least three of the nominees to be eligible to vote. Each vote counts, so patrons really do have a say in which book gets the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award for 2014. Also on Saturday, Feb. 8, the library will show the movie “Despicable Me 2” at 12:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. The library has added many new titles to its collection. Stop in and find a new favorite today.

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PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society is reminding the public that it is a FamilySearch affiliate library. The designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of free genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from more than 130 countries. FamilySearch is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through select public libraries. The Bureau County Genealogical Society is now one of those libraries. It is a priceless resource for local residents interested in discovering their fam-

ily trees. Since only a small portion (less than 5 percent) of the world’s genealogical records are online, researchers can easily access FamilySearch’s extensive collection by traveling no farther than the BCGS Library at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. There is a nominal fee payable to FamilySearch to cover rental and mailing when ordering a microfilm. Patrons can search the Family History Library Catalog online at http://www. to see what records are available. Orders must be placed from home using a credit card. Once the film arrives at BCGS, patrons will use the microfilm readers there to view it. Assistance will be available from the library’s staff. For more information, call the Bureau County Genealogical Society at 815-879-3133 or 815303-7386, or email questions to bureaucounty@

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Name: Kelly Schmidt. Nickname: Kell. School:  Princeton High School. Date/place of birth:  May 4, 1996. Aurora. Hometown: Princeton. Family: Mom, Barb Valle; Stepdad, Cam Valle; brother, Ben Schmidt; stepsisters Kristin and Sarah Valle.

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Sports: Volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Favorite sport and why: Soccer because it was the first sport I really saw any success in and I have the most friends in it. Likes: Food, sleep and music. Dislikes: Free time. Favorite food and where to get it: A steak burrito from Mickey’s Massive Burrito or pancakes from the Truck Stop.

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Kelly Schmidt’s ultimate sports fantasy would be to play soccer at Washington University.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): Eric Tinley, because he’s always encouraged me to keep working hard and improving even when things weren’t going the way I wanted them to. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My great-grandparents, Elza and Vivian Moses, because they exemplified compassion, generosity, and unconditional love. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: cat, JD.

Last song I listened to: King of Amarillo by Issues. People would be surprised to know: I really like Brussel sprouts. I stay home to watch: Dance Moms. When I need luck for a big game, I: play with my two headed troll, Hanz and Franz. The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Alexis Mink, because we’re the same person and I’m pretty funny. What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Thank goodness she’s gone.  Most embarrassing moment: Leaving one of my soccer cleats at the school the day of regional finals Most unforgettable moment: Singing with Concert Choir at the IMEA All-State Convention. Ultimate sports fantasy: Playing soccer at Washington University. What I would like to do in life: Make a difference. Three words that best describe myself: Very, very hungry.

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The Bureau County Republican reserves the right to classify correctly, edit, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time in accordance with its policy. All ads must be checked for errors by the advertiser, on the first day of publication. We will be responsible for the first incorrect insertion, and its liabilities shall be limited to the price on one insertion.

Part-time ESDA Position available for Bureau County. Looking for a person with some or all of the necessary certifications required for this position. Must be able to pass a background check. Submit resume by February 1st to: Attn: Fees & Salary Committee, Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main, Princeton, IL 61356



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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

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232 • Business Opportunities ********** 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


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- 400 Merchandise 448 • Pets & Livestock 3 female pure bred German Shepherd puppies for sale. Ready now. 6 weeks old. $200. Call 815-303-2577 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

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PUBLIC AUCTION BUREAU COUNTY FARMLAND 220+/- Acres – Indiantown Township

On behalf of the Irma D. Rodseth Family Trust the following described farmland will be offered by PUBLIC AUCTION. Sale day location: Rediger Auction Service “The Shed”, 401 W. Main St., Wyanet, IL 61379. OPEN TENANCY 2014

ThURsDAY, FEB. 27, 2014 10:00 A.M.


TRACT 1: Located SW ¼ of Section 18 of Indiantown Township, Bureau County, Illinois. 147 +/- acres with 134.48 +/- acres tillable with soil types that include Plano, Elburn, Osco, Sawmill and Lawson. The productivity index is 138 +/- on tillable soils. Improvements include 3 grain bins equaling 16,000 bu., 30 x 45 Lester building (flat grain storage), older machine shed, barn and corn crib. Tax I.D. # 21-18-300-003. $3,941.78 paid in 2013. TRACT 2: Located W ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 7 of Indiantown Township, Bureau County, Illinois. 73.75 +/- acres with 72.22 +/- acres tillable with soil types that include Osco, Saybrook, Muscatune and Parkway. The productivity index is 134.3 +/- on tillable soils. Improvements included are 6,000 bu grain bin. Tax ID # 21-07-300-001. $1,502.88 paid in 2013. sale Catalog is available at Aerial, soilmaps, FsA aerials, etc. TERMs AND CONDITIONs: 1.) These tracts will be sold separately and on a per surveyed acre basis. 2.) 2014 survey provided by Seller. 3.) The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard purchase agreement contract. A Buyer’s Premium of 1% of the high bid will be charged to the buyer and added to the bid amount to arrive at the contract purchase price. 10% of the contract purchase price will be due immediately following the auction. The balance will be due and payable on or before March 27, 2014. 4.) The seller shall provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price of the subject property. 5.) The estimated 2013 real estate taxes due and payable in 2014 will be credited by the Seller to the Buyer. All subsequent real estate taxes will be the responsibility of the Buyer. 6.) The property is being sold in “AS IS” condition, with no implied warranties of any kind. 7.) The information is believed to be accurate. However, we strongly urge all prospective buyers to thoroughly research all pertinent data and to draw their own conclusions. 8.) All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any previously printed material. 9.) For additional information or to view the property contact Rick Rediger, Auctioneer at 815-699-7999 or Scott Brummel. Seller:


Attorneys for Seller: Nash, Nash, Bean and Ford, LLP James Nash, 445 US Hwy 6 East, Geneseo, IL 61254 Number System will be Used • I.D. Required Not Responsible for Accidents Auctioneers: RICK REDIGER • JEREMY REDIGER • JONATHAN MOON REDIGER AUCTION sERVICE BRUMMEL REALTY LLC Rick Rediger, Auctioneer Scott Brummel, Broker 815-699-7999 630-553-3200

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014 9:30 A.M.

VEHICLE AND GUNS (to be sold at noon) 1994 Mercury Cougar, 55K miles, 4.6L V8, power everything, vinyl/cloth interior; Richland Arms 711, 10 ga. Double barrel; JC Higgins 20, 12 ga pump; H&R 158, 20 ga. SS; Hercules 12 ga. SS; JC Higgins 5831, 12 ga. bolt; Marlin 60, 22 cal., semi auto; H&R 676, 22 cal revolver w/holster; FIE Titan, 25 auto w/clip and box; H&R Topper 53, 20 ga. SS (parts gun); PoweLine 880, BB gun; Crossman “130” 22 cal., BB gun; misc. ammo.; ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES Pine dry sink; formica top table & 6 chairs; 2 – wood high chairs w/trays; treadle sewing machines; Regulator wall clock; mantel clock; framed prints; quilt; hats; costume jewelry; stereoscope w/many Germany, WWI cards; wood bowl; coffee grinder; milk can; egg baskets; enamelware; cast tea kettle; owl cookie jar; pottery; crock; primitive utensils; wood bench; crate; collectible figurines, vintage cameras; dishes and vases; violin w/ case; trumpet; Manlius, IL advert pieces; Red Devil Open items; Manlius Letterman jacket; 1939 Bureau County Fair Queen Bouquet; Isabelle Bloom Penguin figurine; collector plates; steins; sterling silver; holiday decorations; Pennants: 1950-60’s Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Braves 1958 Champs, Manlius; TOYS: Marx electric train set with transformer, track and cars; Marx windup track tractor; tin doll house; tin service station; tin Chevrolet Livestock Truck; Structo “Steel Cargo Co” truck; tin wind up boats; 100+ (1990 ‘s) Barbie, My Little Pony and Brats dolls and clothes, several vintage board games and electronic sports games; JC Higgins Boys Bike; Daisy #25 pump (good); Daisy #94 lever; 2 – Daisy #660 (Rogers Arms Co.,) lever; Daisy Power Line #822 pump . pellet; Mattel Winchester; HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Kitchen Aide side by side refrigerator; Kenmore refrigerator/freezer; GE refrigerator; Whirlpool clothes washer; Crosley electric dryer; air purifier; Sentry safe; Oak pedestal table w/6 bow back chairs; breakfast table w/ 4 caster chairs; dining room table w/chairs; buffet; misc. wood chairs; sectional sofa; tan sofa and love seat w/recliner ends; La-Z-Boy sofa; Victorian style sofa and chairs; vinyl sofa and ottoman; La-Z-Boy recliner; occasional chairs; coffee and end tables; entertainment center; barrister book case; book shelves; small storage cabinet; Several bedroom sets – all sizes; 10+ pc white youth bedroom set; white crib; chests of drawers; kneehole desk; metal office desk; base and wall cabinets; small kitchen appliances; pots and pans; typical household items; Foosball table; park bench; folding 8’ table; carpet cleaner; vac; linens; wool blanket; LAWN, GARDEN AND TOOLS Toro Snow Master; Snapper I522 Snow Blower; push mower; Agri Fab 30” lawn sweep; Lawn Chief tiller; yard cart; wheel barrow; hose and cart; shop vac; Homelite chainsaw; portable air compressor; bench grinder; charger; Master Mechanic tool box; step ladders; drop cords; misc. hand and power tools; hardware; metal shelves; Kero sun heater; lawn furniture; This is a Partial Listing Many more items - Preview 8am – 5pm Monday - Friday Sellers:


Number System Will Be used – I.D. Required CASH OR GOOD CHECK – Not Responsible for Accidents

REDIGER AUCTION SERVICE Wyanet, IL 815-699-7999 Auctioneers: Rick Rediger • Jon Moon • Jeremy Rediger

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

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PRINCETON Duplex Stove & fridge furnished, washer & dryer hookups. No pets. No smoking. References. $595 per month + Deposit. Call 815-8790005 or 815-878-3020, ask for Todd

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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- 800 Real Estate For Rent 856 • Apartment Rentals PRINCETON 1 bedroom, recently remodeled. Great neighborhood. Lease, deposit. $425. 810 South Euclid. Call 217-766-8497 PRINCETON 1 bedroom. Appliances furnished. No pets. Lease required. Deposit & references. $450. Call 815-879-0222 PRINCETON 2 bedroom, $570. 437 East Marion. Heat, water, garbage, covered parking, laundry. No pets. Call 309-912-8017 PRINCETON 2 bedroom. heat & utilities included. Deposit, no pets. $625 a month. Call 815-3037066 / 815-303-7621 PRINCETON 3 bedroom apartment for rent. 628 South Church Street. $600/month plus utilities. Satellite dish, off-street parking. Call Tom 815- 878-7557 PRINCETON 441 East Marion. 2 bedroom. $550. Heat, water, garbage. Laundry. Covered parking. No pets. 309-288-3008 PRINCETON Apartment. Utilities furnished. Upstairs, $600. Phone 815-875-1336

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