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Mercury drops; expenses soar PES looks at problems caused by winter’s fury By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Princeton Elementary School District is feeling the impact of this year’s unusually cold winter temperatures with cancelled school days and increased heating costs.

At Wednesday’s meeting of the PES Board, Superintendent Tim Smith said the district has already had five snow/ cold day cancellations so far, and the winter isn’t finished yet. The district has made up one of those days with a previously scheduled Teacher Insti-

tute day. The state could possibly grant a waiver for the required number of attendance days, if needed, he said. The bottom line is PES will have days to make up this year. Any adjustments to the school calendar will be brought to the board for final approval.

The cold weather is also killing the district with its increased costs for snow removal and for heating, Smith said. The building fund has experienced greater expenses because boilers can’t be turned down at night, as usual, in fear of pipes freezing, which would create another whole problem. In past fiscal years, the district has gotten a

reprieve when it came to the weather, but that’s not happening this year, Smith said. In other financial concerns, Smith said the state of Illinois still owes the district a total of $344,429 in late payments for this fiscal year. Of that amount, $240,309 is due to the education fund, which includes $96,838 owed

for the Early Childhood Block Grant. The state also owes $104,120 in the transportation fund. In comparison, the state is ahead slightly in its payments from one year ago at this time. However, it’s important to realize the payments are diminished in the amount of money PES

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Perry Home Medical Supply to close Medicare reimbursement a major factor By Terri Simon tsimon@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital has announced it will be closing its Perry Home Medical Supply store, located on the first floor of Perry’s medical office building at the hospital on Park Avenue East. “Perry Memorial Hospital, as an organization, is committed to continue to focus on quality patient care and customer service, and we also must assure our hospital can remain financially viable in a constantly changing and very turbulent environment,” said Perry’s CEO/President Rex Conger. Slowly between now and June 1 — the date anticipated for closing the service, Conger said Perry Home Medical Supply store will be eliminating its inventory and services. Conger said the biggest reason behind closing the service is Medicare and the way it reimburses the hospital. “Medicare has reduced what they are willing to pay for, and secondly, if you bill for something and they don’t think you did it right, then you have to send (the money) back to them,” Conger said.

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Skating into Catholic Schools Week Danny Mead, Ryan Jagers and Bianka Nickelsen, kindergarten students at St. Louis School in Princeton, try to get up on their skates for the first time Thursday during their physical education class. Students participated in many special activities like roller skating during Catholic Schools Week.

Tasers coming to Spring Valley Police implementing policies on the use of tasers By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Police officers will soon be armed with tasers. The police department was awarded a $3,900 grant, which will purchase four new taser guns. Police chief Kevin Sangston has been researching the weapons for about a year and has been looking at ways on how it will benefit officers and the community.

“They’ll gives us a less lethal tool to use for when an officer makes an arrest and will be less likelihood of an injury to the officer, community members and suspects,” he said. Sangston admits there have been cases of workers compensation injuries during arrests, that might have been avoided if the officer had used a taser. Looking back on a specific moment, he can think of an incident when police officers were dealing with a suspect on bath salts, who used a piece of glass as a weapon and harmed an on-duty officer. “That’s a situation we looked at that if we had tasers, we would have used them,” he

said. “Looking at studies, it does decrease the amount of injuries to the officers, and you have to use it with a good deal of discretion based upon your training.” Each officer will have to take a day-long course with a local training unit and go through additional training provided by manufacturers of the tasers. “We won’t start carrying them until we’ve finalized our policies, had them reviewed by the city attorney and completed the training,” Sangston said. And while some departments require police officers to be tased before being

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Roller skating fun Above, St. Louis School kindergarten students Wyatt Novotny, Ky’Briell Vital and Tam Tru’o’ng try to stay up on their roller skates during physical education class Thursday during Catholic School Week, when all students enjoyed a variety of special activities. Right, substitute teacher Gary Blessman encourages Bianka Nickelsen to stay up on her skates.

Closing From Page 1 In a press release issued by Perry, it said Medicare has focused nationwide on durable medical equipment (DME) service providers like Perry Home Medical, putting many changes and regulatory requirements into place. Coupled with those changes and regulations, the billing requirements not just for Medicare, but also commercial insurance providers and Medicaid continually evolve and are complex, in that rules and guidelines for billing are different for each provider, which makes it increasingly more difficult for small DME stores. “A hospital-owned DME retail store like ours does not have the resources large DME

“I think this adjustment, similar to the closing of OB, was intended to maintain the long-term financial stability to Perry Memorial (Hospital). At the same time, we are looking to offer new services to the community as we move forward.” Rex Conger companies have to keep up with the changes and meet the new requirements,” Conger said. “This leads to increased risk for fraudulent billing, which could lead to penalties, fines, sanctions and a tarnished reputation.” Another issue revolving around the upcoming closure is the size of Perry’s store. Because it is small and doesn’t have the sales volume of a much larger facility,

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the store is unable to buy products in quantities, which would afford them discounts. “Online services are able to buy huge amounts of product, so they end up being able to discount it, whereas we are small and not capable of that kind of inventory,” Conger said. Considering those factors, Conger said the hospital is concerned with the financial impact Perry Home Medical has

on the hospital’s bottom line. The service has not been able to break even for the last four fiscal years. “We believe that DME as a service has changed to the point where it is no longer reasonable for us to provide it,” Conger said, adding it is with regret the service will close because it affects patients and the three staff members who work there. Conger said the timing between

this announcement and the actual closing will give those employees the opportunity to seek other employment at the hospital. The announcement came less than a month after Perry closed its Women’s Health Care Unit/OB Department at the hospital. “I think this adjustment, similar to the closing of OB, was intended to maintain the longterm financial stability to Perry Memorial (Hospital),” Conger said. “At the same time, we are looking to offer new services to the community as we move forward.” Conger said there are new, exciting things in the planning stages at Perry Memorial Hospital, which the public will become aware of in the near future. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Jackknife on I-80 Westbound traffic was down to one lane on Interstate 80 for more than two hours Wednesday night after a semi-truck carrying beer jackknifed near Mile Marker 66. According to the Illinois State Police, the deck of the semi-trailer collapsed, causing the driver to lose control. The truck was pushed by momentum into the right ditch. The driver was not injured. The truck and trailer are both licensed in Oregon. The accident is still under investigation.

“Hopefully we can use the tasers as opposed to the firearm.” Kevin Sangston

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Whited wants county treasurer’s position Mich., where he worked with several local and federal agencies. He has also worked at the Yuma (Ariz.) Whited County Airport which was a shared-use airport with the U.S. Marine Corps and was hired as the airport operation supervisor where he worked with local and federal agencies. He was also part of the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Team where he was their supervisor. While there, he predominately handled all major problems, made the decisions to call in the director of operations or the airport director, made up all the work routines for the operation employees, interviewed for new hires and supervised all training.

Whited said his political ideology comes from three simple ideas: Smaller government, less taxes and personal responsibility. “Smaller government means to stay out of peoples’ lives, and less regulations, so small and large businesses can bring the products people choose through the ‘Free Market System’ (based on needs or wants),” he said. “Less taxes is difficult to bring about, however, the taxpayer should not be burdened by out-of-control spending by its government. Personal responsibility is an individual idea, and I think it starts with leadership, or a lack there of. “As Bureau County treasurer, I think I can help to maintain current tax levels, as well as, I would like to lower them through

efficiencies at the county level,” he added. “I think working with other local governments, I can reduce the cost of doing business at the county level with simple business strategies and thinking outside the box.” Whited said the county’s next treasurer will have a challenge managing the county’s money “because the banks are not giving the same returns on simple savings accounts that they once were. We need to look at other avenues for greater returns, and continue to save money for the taxpayer ... My time on the county board has taught me a lot. I expect to continue to learn more and continue to serve the people of Bureau County.” Whited can be reached at derek4treasurer@gmail. com.

PES From Page 1 had received previously from the state. The money owed PES by the state should be in the district’s coffers, not the state’s (coffers), Smith said. In other business, the board had first readings of several policy changes, including language which would ban the use of medical marijuana on school property and also ban concealed carry weapons from being brought onto

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PRINCETON — Derek Whited has thrown his hat into the ring for the Republican nomination for Bureau County Treasurer. Whited of Princeton is married and has one daughter. He is a former Bureau County business owner. He grew up in Princeton and graduated from Princeton High School. He has lived in Bureau County most of his life. He currently works for the Walmart Distribution Center in Spring Valley in the Asset Protection Department. Whited has an associate’s degree in business administration from Illinois Valley Community College and a bachelor’s degree in aviation administration from Lewis University in Romeoville. He did an internship in Grosse IIe,

allowed to carry the taser, Sangston said it won’t be a requirement for Spring Valley Police. “Although it does give the officer a better understanding of what the offender is going through and how best to deploy the weapon,” he said. The department is currently working to finalize policies for the use of the new weapons. “They are only going

to be used when they are dealing with violent armed individuals or violent individuals who are a threat to the officers and the community,” he said. “Hopefully we can use the tasers as opposed to the firearm.” While preparations for the tasers are in full swing, Sangston confirmed it will still be about two months before citizens will start seeing officers carrying them on the streets. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com. school grounds. Another policy change under consideration for health/sex education would remove the phrase “abstinence until marriage” and replace it with the one word “abstinence.” The board will review the policy changes with second readings in February and vote for adoption. The board recognized Logan Junior High Geography Bee Winners Alex Peck, first place; Ryan Frank, second place; and Nolan Frank, third place. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.


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Another scam in Bureau/LaSalle counties IVCC tuition increase Caller says he’s from Microsoft By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — A Princeton woman has come forward to warn of a harassing telephone scam that seems to be hitting various residents in the LaSalle and Bureau counties area. Jodi Westerhold first received a call on her cell phone from an unknown number in December from a man claiming to be from Microsoft and Online Windows Support. “At that time, I told him to quit calling my number, as he was calling my personal cell phone number, not my landline,” she said. The calls quit for about a month, until on Jan. 19, when the caller began dialing her phone number at least once everyday. In one day, she recorded a total of 10 calls that came in between the hours of 8:56 a.m. and 5:32 p.m. Westerhold said sometimes the number would show up as unknown, and other times a California number would come in immediately or shortly after the unknown call. When trying to trace back the California number, it turned out to not be a working phone number. Determined to get to the bottom of what the caller wanted from her, Westerhold began answering the calls and taking notes on what the man wanted from her. “The man quickly introduced himself as Mike and said he was with Online Windows Support or Microsoft Corporation. He has a very

thick accent, perhaps calling from somewhere internationally,” she said. “After introducing himself, he quickly tells me he is calling because my computer is sending several error messages to the global servers at Windows Online Support or Microsoft Global Network.” Westerhold said while she found it difficult to believe someone was calling her claiming to be with Windows Support, she had just purchased a new computer and registered it, so at one point the call seemed a little convincing. “The man is very persuasive, persistent, talks urgently and tries to immediately instill fear in your mind that your computer is at a severe risk, yet while reassuring you at the same time, he will be able to help and save and protect your computer,” she said. During a call, Westerhold said Mike claimed he could show her the error messages on her computer and began giving her directions on what to do with the computer to “apparently” fix the problem. The directions consisted of using the keyboard to activate programs on the computer, and then typing in web address: www.ammyy.com. Westerhold said when she went to the web address, her antivirus protection brought up a message saying the address was to allow another user to access her computer. “I know that there are so many scams out there anymore, and this one could be very easy for a lot of people to fall victim,” she said. “Within the click of a button someone could sadly and unknowingly give their

personal information away and let Mike take over their computer and gain access to all of their personal information.” Westerhold filed a complaint with the Princeton Police Department. “The officer that took the report asked if I could contact my cell phone provider and have the number blocked,” she said. Westerhold said the cell phone company cannot release the records to her because the unknown number is blocked, and it’s against privacy laws. “The only way to obtain the unknown number is by having local law enforcement contact the cell phone company subpoena department,” she said. She also said there are several parameters involved that start with the officer filling out paperwork with the Bureau County State’s Attorney’s Office to gain access of subpoenaing the phone records. The officer will then have to contact the cell phone provider subpoena department to start the process to obtain the numbers. “Since the cell provider will not give out the records and has to be handled by law enforcement, the office told me the process is lengthy and could take up to six to seven months or longer to receive any information,” Westerhold said. “If the calls are coming internationally, they cannot charge someone for harassment, but he did say the phone numbers would be passed off to a detective to further investigate.” Westerhold has also contacted the Better Business Bureau and

spoke to a representative who said they were aware of the scam, and it’s being investigated. The Bureau also directed her to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Westerhold said the most frustrating part of the situation is the harassment. “I’m not answering the calls, and they are still coming from the same person,” she said. “And 10 calls a day is absurd, and they must know they cannot be held responsible for any type of harassment.” She said her cell phone provider not releasing the records of the unknown number is also frustrating. “I own the account. I pay the bill; the process would move a little quicker if the police were not required to have the records subpoenaed,” she said. Westerhold most likely will have to obtain a new number in order for the situation to dissolve. While this would eliminate the harassing calls, changing a number is just an inconvenience that Westerhold is not looking forward to facing. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College board’s Audit/ Finance Committee will recommend to the full board a nearly 10 percent tuition increase effective this summer, due to flat state support and declining property tax revenue. Following a presentation by Vice President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema on Jan. 29, the committee will recommend tuition go from $93.60 to $103.60 per credit beginning with the summer session. When the $7.40 universal fee is added, total credit hour cost will be $111. Roelfsema said the state average for tuition and universal fees is currently $112.65. Compared to four-year institutions (tuition only), students at Northern Illinois University paid $296 per credit hour this year, Illinois State University $335 and the University of Illinois $394. Throughout the course of a year, a full-time IVCC student taking 30 credit hours would pay $3,330. “This action is being recommended due to our anticipating that state funding will remain the

same as last year, and lower property values will result in a decrease in property tax levies,” said Roelfsema. In addition, the committee will recommend increases in course fees for 79 classes, decreases in 28 and the elimination of one course fee. The full board is expected to act upon the recommendations at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13. In other business, the committee reviewed enrollment data for the Ottawa Center dating back to its August 2010 opening. The college’s five year lease with the city of Ottawa for the building at 321 W. Main expires June 30, 2015. “The bottom line is the Ottawa Center has more effectively served 6,400 individuals in credit and non-credit classes and even more importantly has raised the college’s profile on the eastern half of our district,” said IVCC President Jerry Corcoran. “The number of students choosing IVCC from our high schools to the east has been very strong. I believe students find the center convenient and well staffed.”

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Torri gets probation on heroin felony PRINCETON — Michael J. Torri, 30, of DePue has been sentenced by Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei to three years TASC probation after pleading guilty to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and to driving under the influence on Jan. 15. As part of his sentencing, Torri was also ordered to attend counseling, pay fines, fees and court costs of $1,272 and to serve 100 days in the Bureau County Jail for the drug offense. He was also ordered to serve 100 days in the Bureau County Jail and to pay fines, fees

and court costs of $1,250 on the driving under the influence charge. The sentences will run together. This is Torri’s first felony conviction. On Nov. 1, 2013, the Spring Valley Police Department received a citizen’s complaint of erratic driving. The police located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Based on observations of the driver, Torri was placed under arrest for driving while under the influence. Upon search of his person, the police located less than one gram of heroin. Torri was also charged with driving under the influence of drugs. 

Jones sentenced to 5 years in prison for forgery PRINCETON — Joni S. Jones, 27, of Chicago pleaded guilty to the Class 3 felony of forgery on Jan. 21 before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. She was sentenced to serve five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and to pay fines, fees and court costs of $592. Jones was also certified by the court to be eligible for the Impact Incarceration Program within the Department of Corrections, which is a boot-style camp program in which inmates receive physical training, vocational training, education and drug and alcohol counseling while in the program. If Jones successfully completes the four- to six-month program, her sentence is considered served. If Jones does not

complete the program, or is not accepted into the program, she serves her sentence as ordered. The program is designed for youthful non-violent offenders. On July 20, 2013, the Princeton Police Department responded to a call of a Princeton business regarding the attempt of purchase of an item with a bad check. Upon investigation by the Princeton Police Department, it was determined Jones was attempting to pass a $237 check written on the account of another woman to the business. Jones was charged with forgery. Jones was previously convicted for forgery in 2005 in Cook County and received probation.

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Obituaries Allan Jones PRINCETON — Allan L. Jones of Princeton passed away Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Vinton, Iowa, to John and Mary Jones. He attended Vinton schools and joined the U.S. Army. He was an over-the-road truck driver his whole working life. He enjoyed stock car racing and spending time with his good friend Cecile riding motorcycles. He moved to the area 28 years ago. He is survived by one son, Dustin James Jones of Vinton, Iowa; four grandchildren, Keith Jones, Kenidy Jones, Salli Jones and Hayden Jones, all of Vinton, Iowa; one brother, Bruce of Vinton, Iowa; one sister, Carroll of Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be at a later date. The Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

Betty Dillon PRINCETON — Betty Dillon, 91, of Princeton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her daughter’s home. Arrangements are pending at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

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GERMAN VALLEY — John S. Farley, 89, of GerKelsie M. Koser, 20, of Walnut was involved in an man Valley died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, accident at 9:05 a.m. Jan. 16 on Route 40, 50 feet Disorderly conduct at FHN Memorial Hospital surrounded by his Cheryl A. Hazelton, 57, of Spring Valley was north of 1140 North Avenue. family. An Illinois Department of Transportation snowcharged with unlawful use of fireworks and disorHe was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Bureau derly conduct in her home at 201 W. Second St. plow, driven by Stephen C. Becker, 62, of Peru County, the son of Raymond and Daisy was involved in an accident, striking a guardrail, at 2:32 p.m. Jan. 25. (Freer) Farley. He married Doris “Dodie” at 9:17 a.m. Jan. 19 on Interstate 180 southbound, Poff Oct. 17, 1948, in Bradford. She died Accidents one mile north of 700 North Avenue. Sept. 5, 2007. Lori M. Linotte, 49, of Spring Valley was involved Vehicles driven by Benjamin G. Sloan, 18, of Mt. John farmed the family farm for more in an accident in the 100 block of Gallager Street Morris and Samantha J. Bornsheuer, 23, of Ohio, than 20 years, and was a cattle buyer for John Farley at 11:38 a.m. Jan. 26. more than 20 years. Knute W. Hammel, 54, of Spring Valley was Ill., were involved in an accident at 10:35 a.m. Jan. 18 on South Main Street in Ohio, Ill. He was a U.S. Army World War II vetinvolved in an accident on Route 6 near Route 29 Michael T. Flora, 43, of Smithton was involved in eran, earning the following awards: Asiatic Pacific at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 27. Theatre Ribbon, with one Bronze Battle Star, PhilPatrick T. Lewis, 53, of Ladd and Christopher an accident at 7:40 a.m. Jan. 25 on the Kentville Road, 500 feet north of 600 East Street. lippine Liberation Ribbon, with one Bronze Battle P. Davis, 31, of Spring Valley were involved in an Jacob T. Mahnesmith, 68, of Buda was involved Star, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army accident near the intersection of Saint Paul and in an accident at 10:20 a.m. Jan. 25 on Backbone of Occupation Medal (Japan). Spalding streets at 12:52 p.m. Jan. 24. Road. He was a 1943 graduate of Bradford High School Retail theft Cynthia D. Scott, 53, of Mineral and Tommy L. and a member of the Bradford American Legion. He Susan L. Pohl, 43, of Sublette was charged with Merrill, 40, of Toulon were involved in an accident was an avid euchre player. He enjoyed traveling to retail theft in Happy’s Super Service Station at at 9:40 a.m. Jan. 27 on Route 6 at the intersection Arizona, fishing, going to cattle auctions and spend1:42 p.m. Jan. 28. of 200 East Street. ing time with his family and friends, especially his Forrest E. Hickman, 41, of Buda was involved grandchildren. in an accident at 2:14 a.m. Jan. 25 on 1400 East John is survived by his three daughters, Dawn Street, at the intersection with 1100 North AveAggravated domestic battery (John) Prahl of Crystal Lake, Deidre Farley of GerNEWSPAPER GROUP • nue. R I AUCTION CO CUSTOMER: PROOF TIME 1/21/2014 6:50:57 PMValley and Cindy (Jerry) Jacobs of German ValTyler S. Lawson, 21,• SMALL of Tiskilwa was charged man THE DAILY JOURNAL - Kankakee, IL James A. Carlson, 69, of Walnut and Gary N. with aggravated domestic battery in the 600 block ley; and his two grandchildren, Anna Prahl of Crystal REP ID: ML239 FIRST RUN: 03/12/14 POST-BULLETIN - Rochester, MN Blackert, 42, of Kannapolis, N.C., of North Chestnut Street at 3:10 p.m. Jan.IL 25. THE DISPATCH•ARGUS - Moline, Lake and Jesse Jacobs of German Valley. SIZE:were involved 2X2 in THE TIMES - Ottawa, IL an accident at 8:20 a.m. Jan. 27 on Route 92, oneHe was preceded in death by his parents and his Accident wife. Douglas E. Koch, 53, of Wyanet and David A. fourth mile west of Red Oak Road. Alison N. Pienta, 27, of Spring Valley was A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. Michlig-Souba, 35, of LaMoille were involved in 4, at the Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home with the Rev. an accident in the intersection of Main Street and involved in an accident at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 25 on Route 6, 100 feet east of 2625 East Street. Diane Jochum officiating. Visitation will be from 11 Backbone Road at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. David M. Kurth, 28, of Ohio, Ill., was involved a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. A in an accident at 2:28 a.m. Jan. 25 on 2200 East private family burial will take place at a later date at Street, one-fourth mile north of 2060 North AveElm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton. nue. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established Deer accidents Steven L. Graham, 62, of Princeton and Donald for the American Legion. Richard E. Torri, 63, of Tiskilwa was traveling A. Nosalik, 64, of Tiskilwa were involved in an Visit www.burketubbs.com to sign his online guestat 2:05 p.m. Jan. 19 on 1880 East Street, 200 accident at 7:15 a.m. Jan. 25 on 2050 East Street, book and to share memories. feet southwest of 1080 North Avenue, when he one-fourth mile south of 1250 North Road. lost control of his vehicle after swerving to miss DUI a deer. TAMPICO — Bette Sherman, 89, of Tampico died Monica A. Arbuckle, 35, of Kewanee was charged Shawn M. Gerard, 39, of Kewanee was travelFriday, Jan. 31, 2014, at her home in Tampico. with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure ing at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 17 on Interstate 180 northArrangements are pending at the Garland Funeral bound, one-half mile east of Route 29 when the to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving Home in Tampico. with a suspended/revoked driver’s license at midvehicle struck a deer. Roger L. Stull, 59, of Ohio, Ill., was traveling at night Jan. 28 on Route 6, one-half mile west of 5:50 p.m. Jan. 24 on Route 26, one-half mile south 2400 East Street. Disorderly conduct of 1950 North Avenue, when his vehicle hit a deer. Holly A. Kinkin, 40, of Spring Valley was charged Theodore E. Fox Jr., 37, of Bureau was traveling at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 21 on Route 26, one-half mile with disorderly conduct at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 following west of Interstate 180, when his vehicle hit a deer. an incident on 1350 North Avenue.

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At the courthouse Traffic court Operate uninsured motor vehicle — Tyler G. Harris, 22, of Princeton; Tyler C. Williams, 18, of Wyanet. Seat belt required (driver) — Robert T. Lucas III, 18, of DePue. Speeding (15-20) —Tyler G. Harris, 22, of Princeton; Ashley Izaguirre, 20, of Princeton. Speeding (21-25) — Tyler G. Williams, 18, of Wyanet.

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Follow through I’m really angry at myself. I wish there was someone else to blame, but it all falls on my own shoulders. The worst part of it is I can’t correct my mistakes. The old saying is, “Don’t put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today.” I’ve heard it for years. My grandmother said those words to me more times than I can count. I should have learned. Rex Hunter was my elementary school art teacher. Like most students, I couldn’t wait for art day, when our class would travel to Mr. Hunter’s room to create a myriad of masterpieces. We loved art class, and we loved Mr. Hunter. Even though he was a no-nonsense type of teacher, he had a way about him that made you anxious to go to his class. I’m sure there are countless people who Terri remember Mr. Hunter’s art classes at Simon Princeton Elementary. Fast forward several years, and I got to know Rex Hunter on an adult level. I still couldn’t call him “Rex.” No, he would always be Mr. Hunter to me, but I found myself in several situations where I would have conversations with him and his wife, Fran. They were a lovely couple, and when I saw either of them, I always made sure to stop for a few minutes and shoot the breeze. I enjoyed their humor, their insight. Their home was on my way to work, and I always admired their outdoor flowers. After I told them so, they painted a little sign and put it in their flower bed. It said, “Hi, Terri,” and whenever I passed by, I would honk my car horn, so they’d know I saw it. When Fran passed away a few years ago, I always worried about Rex. While I knew his adult kids were around and helpful, I just pictured him rambling around alone in his home. Week after week, I wanted to take a homemade meal to him and chat for a few minutes when I dropped it off at his home. Chili, chicken and noodles, homemade cookies, a meat loaf — I fully planned on dropping some home-cooked food by his house and shooting the breeze with this man I admired. This week turned into next week, and this month turned into next month ... I had good intentions, but it just never happened. A couple of weeks ago, I was going through the obituaries in my newspaper, when I saw it ... Rex Hunter. My heart broke, and the picture of sorrow in my head couldn’t have been painted any brighter. What had I been waiting for? How difficult could it have been? And if that didn’t hit home ... I was coming home from Peoria the other day, and as I was going through Buda, I wondered about my good friend Mary Lu Bitting. I knew she had been ill, and I had a couple of greeting cards on my desk at home to send to her, though I just hadn’t gotten to it yet. Mary Lu won our inaugural contest called, “Who bakes the best brownies in Bureau County.” Hands down, her brownies were the best, and even though we conducted the contest several years ago, I was still often the lucky recipient of a plate of Mary Lu’s brownies. Mary Lu and I became friends after that crazy little contest, and when I was quite ill a few years ago, my brownie-baking buddy was one of the first to send me a greeting card — actually she sent me a lot of cards, wishing me well and including a few well-thought out words in her message. Occasionally, she would stop by my home with a plate of her famous brownies, and even though the chemotherapy was keeping me from eating much, I’d always manage to keep one of Mary Lu’s brownies down. Fast forward to earlier this week, and my heart sank when Mary Lu’s obituary came across the newspaper page. The cards I meant to send are still on my desk. She will never read them or know I was thinking about her. My heart goes out to both families. I am sorry for my lack of following through. A difficult lesson learned. I will do better. BCR Editor Terri Simon can be reached at tsimon@bcrnews.com.

The drip This morning was delightful. Actually it started out that way, but then my wife spoke. Allow me to explain. The first words that you want to hear out of your spouse in the morning are usually something like, “My, don’t you look handsome today! Are you losing weight?” or “The French toast is ready, and we have a new bottle of syrup.” The words that you don’t want to hear her say are, “I’m not sure, but I think that the toilet is leaking.” No, those are words that nobody ever wants to hear. As I nervously walked to the bathroom door, I asked her why she thought it was leaking. She replied that she thought that she had heard a drip and that there was a puddle on the floor. Being the eternal optimist, I thought to myself that a mere puddle on the floor by the toilet doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a leak. You see, I wake up pretty early, and sometimes my “morning aim” isn’t always so good. Ask any guy. It happens. Sometimes it doesn’t even need to be morning. But as I peered in behind the white porcelain fixture, I could see she was right. At that very moment, there was a drip forming at the junction of — please pardon the technical terminology — the valvy-type thingamabob and the whatchamacallit pipe that leads up to the tank doohickey. The day rapidly went downhill from that point on. Being the manly type, I knew that it was time for me to step up and take control. To allay any fears that she might have about my abilities to remedy this situation, I confidently and promptly

Greg Wallace FROM THE SKETCHBOOK did what I believe any certified plumber would have done — I found an empty Cool Whip container to set under the leaky pipe to catch the water. As I proudly stood there with my hands placed triumphantly on my hips admiring my handiwork, my wife audibly sighed with that “you know you didn’t really fix it” attitude that she tends to get whenever I work on something. I told her not to worry; this was just the first part of my repair job, I just like to enjoy small victories. I think I could actually hear her roll her eyes. As she left for work, I told her not to worry. I was sure all that needed to be done was for me to replace that whatchamacallit pipe, and the problem would be solved. You’re going to find this hard to imagine, but my wife doesn’t always believe that I possess all of the masculine-type, mechanical skills that I should. In other words, I’m not her dad. He is not afraid to build or repair anything and everything in his house whether it be plumbing-related, electrical, furnace, etc. ... I cringe a little whenever I plug something into an outlet knowing full well that I’m about to be electrocuted. But on this occasion, I really didn’t think this little pipe was going to be too tough to change. However, I always like to have a little positive reinforcement that I’m doing the right thing. So I took a photo of the leak, texted it to my brother-in-law just to get his advice on what he would do

in this situation. He texted back that I should get a bigger bucket. I knew that I was on my own on this one. After I turned the valvy-type thingamabob off and as I got my wrenches out and started tugging on the water line, my mind started thinking “What if these fittings are reverse-threaded?” All I could picture was cracking the pipe coming out of the wall or somehow busting the porcelain. My wife would come home from work and find me curled up in the fetal position, drenched in a mixture of sweat and toilet water, mindlessly murmuring, “I should have got a bigger bucket … I should have got a bigger bucket ...” With this on my mind, I did what I usually do whenever a repair job like this comes up. I got my iPad out and called up YouTube. Honestly, you can type just about anything into that website, and there will be some goofball that has made a video on how to do it. This is how I fixed my washing machine; this is how I replaced the heating element on our clothes dryer; and now I can add to the list, that’s how I fixed the leaky thingy on the toilet. With that anonymous guy on YouTube sitting on the toilet seat giving me that boost of confidence that I needed, I am proud to report after the pipe replacement and several test flushes, everything seems to be right with the world once again. My bathroom floor is dry as a bone. Well, at least it was dry as a bone. I really need to work on my aim. You can contact Wallace at gwallace@bcrnews.com. You can follow him on his blog at http:// gregwallaceink.blogspot.com.

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


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Saturday, February 1, 2014 • 7 Education — Local students make college and university dean’s lists. See Page 8.

Jefferson gives out citizenship awards Jefferson Elementary School held its second nine weeks Citizenship Award Day on Jan. 16. The following students received citizenship certificates and good citizenship necklaces: Gracelynn Hansen (front row, from left), Resse Reviglio, Ava Knakk, Madison Marques, Paige Jesse (back row), Addison Carr, Kamden Wahlgren, Timmy Lewis, Gracie Anderson and Jack Orwig. Photo contributed

Festival 56 offers local auditions PRINCETON — Festival 56 will hold local auditions for the upcoming summer season from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton. Available parts include features, ensemble and

some roles in “Oliver!,” “As You Like It” and “Into the Woods.” Shows will rehearse during June and July, exact dates will be available at the audition. Festival 56 is looking for adults older than 15 years old and a child age

8-12 to play Oliver. Children who are interested in the ensemble of “Oliver!” should check the website for information on Camp 56. Singers should come prepared with a musical theatre song prepared and

sheet music in the correct key. Non-singers should come with a prepared monologue or they will be given material to read at the auditions. To sign up and receive a time slot, email festival56auditions@ live.com.

IVCH prepares for celebration PERU — As part of its year-long observance on the 100th anniversary of the opening of the People’s Hospital, Illinois Valley Community Hospital is looking for photos, documents or other memorabilia from the early years of People’s and St. Mary’s Hospital or either of the schools of nursing the hospitals at one time sup-

ported. People’s Hospital opened in 1914 on the site in Peru where IVCH now stands. The hospital merged with St. Mary’s Hospital in LaSalle in 1976 to form IVCH. The St. Mary’s building was eventually closed, and all services were moved to Peru in 1979. St. Mary’s Hospital opened in 1887.

“We’re celebrating the fact that there has been a hospital caring for patients at this location for 100 years,” said Gene Vogelgesang, IVCH public relations director. “We’re planning an open house for Sunday, May 4, and would like to display as many photos and other items from the history of People’s and St. Mary’s

Hospitals as possible,” said Vogelgesang. “Any photos or memorabilia that people can loan to us would be appreciated.” For more information, contact Vogelgesang at 815-780-3521 or gene. vogelgesang@ivch.org. Photos can be sent to the IVCH Public Relations office, 925 West St., Peru, IL 61354.

Scholarship opportunities PMH Auxiliary offers scholarship PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for its 2014 health career scholarship awards. Scholarship applications may be obtained from the guidance office of an high school in Bureau County, Illinois Valley Community College or Sauk Valley Community College. They may also be obtained from the hospital marketing department, gift shop or online at www.perrmemorial. org. The applicant must be from Bureau Count and must be accepted at an accredited school in which they are pursuing a health career. The deadline for the applications is May 1. The scholarship will be awarded at the Auxiliary’s annual dinner meeting in June. For more information,

call the Perry Memorial Hospital marketing department at 815-8764481.

Shelter Insurance offers scholarship MANLIUS — Shelter Insurance agent Rita Frank, along with the Shelter Insurance Foundation, will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of Bureau Valley High School this spring. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The name of the recipient will be

announced at the close of the school year. The student may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. The Foundation makes payment directly to the school.

Applications and additional information about the scholarship will be available in early March and should be completed and returned to the school official serving on the selection committee by March 31. For more information, interested seniors should contact their high school counselor or principal or Shelter Insurance Agent Rita J. Frank.

Stop in & pick up an oxygen facial for your Princess! If it’s good enough for Kate Middleton, it’s good enough for your lady!

Birth announcements — Meet the newest arrivals to the Bureau County area on Page 8.

Community Notes Bingo PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815-8795261.

Workshop planned PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton will conduct its February veterans workshop at 9 a.m. Feb. 12. Members are reminded to bring treat donations for the sacks. For information, call Clara at 815-8720430.

Trivia night PRINCETON — Gateway Services will hold its first trivia night at 6:30 p.m. today, Saturday, 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 815875-4548, ext. 238.

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

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.

Make Someone Happy • Happy 12th birthday on Sunday to Hayleigh Brokaw from Cherry! Love you to the moon and back! Dad, Mom and Calvin. • Happy 12th birthday on Sunday to our groundhog, Hayleigh Brokaw! Hugs and kisses, Papa and Grammie Hoffert. • Happy birthday on Monday to Uncle Dan Hoffert! Love you, Hayleigh and Calvin. • Happy 10th birthday on Monday to Alex Doll from Cherry! From the Brokaws. • Happy birthday on Sunday to Robin Squires. From Elaine and all your friends. • Happy anniversary on Sunday to Kathy and Steve Snow. From Elaine Snow.

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Open house Bell Rosalie (Metcalf) Bell of Wyanet will celebrate her 95th birthday on Feb. 9. She was born Feb. Bell 9, 1919, in Athertonville, Ky., and lived in LaRue County several years before moving to Illinois. She retired from Harper-Wyman in Princeton and also worked at Hollywood Vasserette and Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. In the late 1950s, Rosalie and her former husband, the late Donald Bell, managed the

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Blue Ribbon Luncheonette located in the Hodgenville square beneath the Masonic Temple across from the statue of Abe Lincoln. Rosalie is the mother of the late Tom Bell of Buda, June Hosier of Colonial Heights, Va., Louise DeVries of Merced, Calif., Beverly Moore of Kewanee and Janice Bulthuis of Wyanet, and the stepmother of the late Donna (Bell) Wood of Campbellsville, Ky. She is blessed with many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren. An open house to celebrate her special day will be held on her birthday at her home.

Illinois Wesleyan University BLOOMINGTOM — Illinois Wesleyan University has announced its 2013 fall semester dean’s list. To be on the dean’s list, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the semester. Zachary Taylor of Princeton and Herman Emmerling II of Spring Valley were named to the dean’s list.

Iowa State University AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has released its 2013 fall semester dean’s list. Area students who made

the list are: Emily Passini of Dalzell, Nathaniel Kingry of Ladd, Ryan Marion of Princeton, Trevin Kennedy of Walnut, Donna McCune of Walnut and Krista Naaktgeboren of Wyanet. Students named to the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

Hope College HOLLAND, Mich. — Kathryn Krieger of Princeton has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list for Hope College. To be named to the list,

a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 with no D or F grades.

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Mount Mercy University

LEBANON — Bradley Groleau of Peru has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at McKendree University. To be eligible, a student must earn a 3.6 grade point average or higher for the term.

Lewis University ROMEOVILLE — Lainie Schweickert of Peru has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list for Lewis University. To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit with a

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has announced its 2013 fall semester dean’s list. Local students on the list are: Katie Hoffert of Hollowayville, Elizabeth Mosbach of Ladd and Tyler Mosbach of Ladd. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the dean’s list.

Births Announced Gugerty Jerry Gugerty and Kelsey Hubbard of Princeton are the parents of a son born Jan. 29 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

welcomed home by sisters Cece, 5, and Ellie, 3. Maternal grandparents are Dean and Mary Beth Soldati or LaMoille. Paternal grandparents are Emanuele and Joanne Giacalone of Belvidere.

Giacalone

Lopez

Mark and Deana (Soldati) Giacalone of Princeton are the parents of a son, Brody Dean, born Jan. 23 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. He was

Antonie and Celia (Gonzalez) Lopez of DePue are the parents of a son, Mauricio Hugo born Jan. 21 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 19 inches in length. He was wel-

comed home by brother Javier, 10, and sister Violet, 6. Maternal grandparents are Rafael and Margaret Gonzalez. Paternal grandparents are Antonio and Guadalupe Lopez. Greatgrandparents are Julian and Carmen Gonzalez of Ottawa and Margarita Villablobos of Mexico.

pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. She was welcomed home by sister Mya Alicia, 21 months. Maternal grandparents are Todd Salazar and Shelly Salazar of LaSalle. Great-grandparents are Ruth Ramberg of Oglesby, John Salazar of Oswego and Virginia Salazar.

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Ruthy Salazar of LaSalle is the mother of a daughter, Aleeha Rae, born Jan. 20 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7

Christopher and Rebecca (Rohrig) Smith of Manlius are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 24 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

We invite you to be a part of the 2014 Bureau County Tourism Visitors’ Guide

Great deals on gifts for your Valentine such as dining, shopping, recreation, health & beauty, sports and much more will all be featured in this holiday store.

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

Here are just a few of the participating businesses: • Bureau County Metro Center • Alfano’s Little Sicily • Princeton Arts Academy • Ultimate Salon & Spa • Ooh La La • Maria’s Pizza • Yoli Better Body System • Moreno’s on Main • Designs by Liana Rae • The Villager • Sculpt Your Core

Coming Soon!

• Turk Furniture • Walnut House Garden & Gifts • Myrtle’s Cafe • Sophisticuts • Valley Flowers • Bruce Jewelers • Sassy Sisters • L J’s Garden Cafe • Princeton Gas • Bart Kassabaum • Salon Patrice

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Deadline: February 7, 2014 mcruse@bcrnews.com or advertising@bcrnews.com The guide will be printed in full color using a four-color process. Production questions should be directed to Mona Cruse at (815) 875-4461, ext. 226 or mcruse@bcrnews.com Advertisers/supporters please contact your sales representatives: Pam Pratt (ppratt@bcrnews.com), Erica Oertel (eoertel@bcrnews.com) Angie Jones (ajones@bcrnews.com) or Ashley Oliver (aoliver@bcrnew.com)

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Bowling

Hanson claims sixth Masters By Kevin Hieronymus

2014 Princeton Women’s Masters

kieronymus@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Cari Hanson used a record-setting performance to claim her sixth Masters championship at Crown Lanes Sunday. Hanson finished out strong, rolling the high series of 1061 with the high game of 238 for Sunday’s final round. That allowed her to tally a personal and Masters record

1. Cari Hanson 101.2 2. Anna Flaig 88.16 3. Melinda Camp 87.3 4. Sherry Allen 86.47 5. Shannon Allen 86.15 101.2 Peterson points, becoming the first to crack the 100-point plateau. “After the first weekend of tournament I felt great. The second weekend on Saturday, I didn’t

bowl as well as I would’ve liked with a 981 but it was enough to keep me with a great lead going into Sunday,” Hanson said. Hanson held the highest series of the tournament with 1,031 and won the pins over average for the tournament with 22 pins over average, averaging 209. She previously won the Masters in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2011. Runner-up Anna Flaig had 88.16 followed by

Melinda Camp (87.3), Sherry Allen (86.47) and Shannon Allen (86.15). “It was a great bunch of ladies this year and kudos to the youngest bowler, Nicole Walker, on bowling well her first year,” Hanson said. Walker, 19, finished holding the highest game of the tournament with 246. She had Saturday’s high series (985) and high game (223).

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Cari Hanson (center) won her sixth Princeton Masters Crown with a record 101.2 Peterson Points. Other top five bowlers were Melinda Camp (from left) in third, Sherry Allen, fourth, Anna Flaig, second) and Shannon Allen, fifth.

Girls basketball: St. Bede 46, Hall 43

Lady Bruins hold off Lady Devils

​Mosbach named Field Athlete of the Week

By Dan Dwyer sports@bcrnews.com

PERU — The St. Bede Lady Bruins used a hot start to outlast the Hall Lady Red Devils 46-43 Thursday night during Three Rivers Conference South Division action at the Academy. St. Bede (11-15, 5-4) went on a 9-0 scoring run to open the game as senior guard Laura Sickley, senior guard Lexie Miranda and sophomore center Hanna Bima all contributed during the stretch. The St. Bede defense was also tough early, keeping the Lady Red Devils off the board for the majority of the first quarter. Senior guard Brenna Faletti got Hall on the board with a free throw to make the score 9-1 at the 2:11 mark. Offensively, Hall had no answer for St. Bede as the Lady Red Devils came out slow and had trouble clicking early. They did receive some offense from senior guard Kaylee Golden off the bench as she contributed five of 12 first half Lady Red Devils points. “Kaylee played very well tonight. Her forte is defense that’s for sure but on offense she gives us little sparks,” Hall coach Joshia Martin said. ”She drove to the basket and got to the free throw line a few times, we were struggling offensively early so she gave us a little spark offensively early in the game.” St. Bede led 25-12 going into halftime. Hall started to come together late in the third quarter as they went on a

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Mount Mercy University’s Liz Mosbach, was named as the Midwest Collegiate Conference Indoor Field Athlete of the Week. Mosbach, a sophomore from Ladd, hit the automatic qualifying mark for the NAIA indoor national meet in the long jump and finished second with a leap of 18 feet, 3 inches at Platteville. That distance leads the MCC and is second in the nation so far this season. She also had a good day Liz Mosbach on the track, winning the 600 meters with an MCC-leading time of 1:42.12. Mosbach anchored Mount Mercy’s 4x400 meter relay team that finished third.

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St. Bede’s Hanna Bima and Hall’s Emily Hoscheid battle for a rebound at the Academy Thursday night. The Lady Bruins held off Hall for a 46-43 win.

Boys basketball: AFC 69, LaMoille/Ohio 54

AFC spoils Ohio Homecoming game By Bill Schwabenland sports@bcrnews.com

OHIO – On a Homecoming night when Ohio High School welcomed back half a dozen basketball icons from its past – as well as several members of the Classes of 2004, 1994, 1984, 1974, and even one from 1944 – the LaMoille/Ohio Lions hung close for nearly three quarters, before falling to the AFC Raiders, 69-54. Ashton-Franklin Center got a monster performance from

guard Bret Gittleson, who poured in 41 points to lead the Raiders (7-12) to victory, including supplying a whopping 16-point third period effort. LaMoille/Ohio led for most of the game’s first quarter, as six different Lions scored to give the hosts a 15-12 lead after eight minutes of play. A Josh Gross basket with 5:51 left in the second quarter staked the Lions to their largest lead of the night, seven points, 21-14.

However, from there, the Raiders closed out the first half on a 17-4 run to go up by six, 31-25, at the break. L/O rallied in the game’s third period, even taking a brief 42-40 lead on one of Jeffry DeLong’s trio of threepointers on the night. The Raiders responded by scoring 13 of the quarter’s final 15 points – 11 of them courtesy of Gittleson’s hot hand – to enter the fourth frame with a 53-44 edge.

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Freshman Mo Dean (St. Bede) has picked up at Sauk Valley where she left off at St. Bede Academy. The reigning BCR Player of the Year is leading the Skyhawk women (15-3) in scoring (14 ppg) while averaging 7 rebounds. She had 14 points in Thursday’s 64-44 win over Carl Sandburg. • Teesha Woolley (Malden) played for Carl Sandburg, but did not score. • Another standout from Bureau County who has taken his talents north to Sauk

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LaMoille/ Ohio’s Blake Debruhl drives on AFC in Wednesday’s Homecoming game at Ohio. AFC won 69-54. BCR photo/Hal Adkins


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From Page 9 “We hung with them for (two)-and-a-half quarters,” said L/O coach Brent Kalsto. “(AFC) made every shot in the book (in the third quarter), even when we were defending them. They just weren’t (all) wide open shots. There were a couple where we let them go and lost track of them, but they just didn’t miss. “Give the kids credit. We played hard. I love the kids that I have. We’re going to play hard until the end. If we lose, we lose, and if we win, we win. So, we’ll have fun together and play hard.” Gittleson, who finished the third period with 37 points, got his final four tallies during AFC’s 12-1 run to open the fourth frame. Suddenly, the visitors led by 20 points, 65-45, and the Raiders coasted to a 15-point non-conference win. DeLong finished with 13 points, while Jacob Tudor paced L/O (4-16) with 15 points on 7-9 shooting from the field. Besides Gittleson’s 41, AFC got 15 points and a gamehigh 11 rebounds from Troy Mairs. These two teams previously met in AFC’s own Thanksgiving tournament at the start of the season, with the Raiders edging the Lions, 73-68, the first time around. • Notes: The six Ohio High School basketball greats

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MANLIUS — The Bureau County Track and Cross Country Coaches Clinic will be held Feb. 8 at Bureau Valley High School. For more information, visit www.bureauvalleytrack.net. having their retired jerseys rededicated Wednesday night were Steve Etheridge, Brad Bickett, Lance Harris, Ike Beers, Todd Etheridge, and Brian Piper. Lloyd Johnson, former coach of the Ohio Bulldogs from 1984 to 1991, joined in on the celebration. ... LaMoille/Ohio’s freshmensophomore squad earned a 59-52 victory over AFC’s junior varsity in the preliminary game. L/O boasted four players scoring in double figures. Derek Debruhl sank 6-11 shots from the floor en route to 18 points, followed by Brody Debruhl (12), Alan Stamberger (11) and Clay Stuepfert (10). L/O trailed by four, 45-41, with seven minutes to play, and the younger Lions responded with an 18-7 fourth quarter advantage to secure a seven-point victory. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com 

Former Ohio Bulldog greats Todd Etheridge (from left), Ike Beers, Steve Etheridge and Brad Bickett had their retired numbers rededicated during a special ceremony at Wednesday’s Homecoming game at Ohio. Former Bulldogs Brian Piper (30) and Lance Harris (10) were unable to return. The LaMoille/ Ohio Lions met AshtonFranklin Center at the Dog Pound. While playing close first half, the Lions went down in defeat 69-54. BCR photos/Kevin Hieronymus

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Flaig had Sunday’s second high game of 234 with Shannon Allen claiming the second high game on Saturday of 218. Camp won the sportsmanship award in memory of Darlene Shepard, which was presented by her daughters, Cathy Shepard and Sandy Borges, and her granddaughter, Emileigh Shepard. Correction: J.T. Dant came in fourth in the men’s regular tournament, then defeated David Tuft before falling to Randy Dalrymple. Last week’s story incorrectly stated he lost to Tuft. The BCR regrets the error. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Shiela Browning warmed up nicely on a cold night in Paw Paw Thursday for LaMoille/Ohio in Little Ten Conference girls basketball action. The Lady Lions senior guard fired in 25 points, including four 3-point baskets to lead the Lady Lions to a 63-31 win over the host Lady Bulldogs. Ohio freshmen Jasmine Kahly (12) and Riley Johnson (8) combined for 20 points, each sinking two threes. Vanessa Martinez added 20 rebounds with seven points. Prophetstown 74, Bureau Valley 30: The Lady Prophets seized a 26-2 first quarter and left no doubt Wednesday’s, cruising to a Three Rivers North victory. The Lady BCR photo/Mike Vaughn Prophets made 32 basPrinceton’s Tyler Clark takes a shot for the Tigers Thursday vs. the Byron kets, including six threes, Tigers at Prouty Gym. Byron won 70-44. Corrie Reiley led the Lady Prophets (23-2, 11-0) with rebounds, and Nicole 16 points Bornsheuer added nine Helena Arnadottir and points and 13 rebounds for Lacey DeVenney each had Bureau Valley (7-14, 0-9) six points for the Storm in defeat Thursday at the (7-13, 0-8). Sherrard 62, Princeton Storm Cellar. 12: Six different players scored two points each Byron 70, Princeton for the Tigresses, who 44: Byron won the tale played the No. 5 Tigers of the Tigers Thursday (23-2, 11-0) even in the at Prouty Gym, outscorthird quarter (6-6). PHS ing Princeton 35-19 in the won the soph game 28-21 second half to pull away with Ivy Rhodes scoring 12 to victory. Zach Hicks and points and Brianna Legner J.J. Vaccaro each scored hitting three key late free eight points for PHS (4-17). throws. Tri-County Conference Annawan 66, Putnam Tournament: Top-seeded County 50: The No. 1 Henry cruised into Bravettes bested the No. Saturday’s TCC finals, 8 ranked Lady Panthers defeating Peoria Christian in a battle of area 1A state 93-61 Thursday at R.M. ranked teams at Annawan Germano Gymnasium. Thursday. The Bravettes, who defeated Henry 67-27 Devan Guede led the Mallards with 24 points earlier Thursday, fell with Jake Schlosser addbehind 14-10 in the first ing 18, Nathan Helle addquarter, but rallied for a ing 17 and Kyle Henderson 33-25 halftime lead 16. Annawan coasted to Harold Fay carried victory without All-Stater host Putnam County into Celina VanHyfte, who did Saturday’s championship not play, scoring a single BCR photo/Mike Vaughn www.edwardjones.com game opposite Henry, point. Her sister, sophoPrinceton’s Seth Torchia lines up a shot in Thurspouring in 34 points in a more Morgan VanHyfte, day’s sophomore game at Prouty Gym vs. Byron. 66-48 win over Roanokestepped up with 20 points Benson. with Megan Foes adding Mendota 55, Dixon 52: 17, Cierra Davis 13 and James Carroll and Ryan Paige Randall 11. Create and implement a strategy designed to Daniela Pavlovich led PC Reeder each scored 13 help you points achievefor your long-term host Trojansfinancial goals. with 23 points. (14-5, 2-2) Thursday. Riverdale 51, Bureau Do something positive for yourself. Call today for Comment on this story Valley 45: Carlie Bickett a no-cost, no-obligation portfolio review. Together, at www.bcrnews.com. had nine points and 12

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From Page 9 Valley is sophomore Jacob Fisher of Princeton. He is averaging 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds a game for the Skyhawk Men (9-10). He had seven points off the bench in a 90-78 loss to Kankakee on Jan. 25. • Lydia Stariha, Dean’s teammate at St. Bede, is hooping it up for Grinnell College this season. The freshmen guard has played in all 17 games for the Pioneers (2-15) with four starts, averaging 3.3 points and 3.1 rebounds a game. She had a gamehigh six rebounds in Tuesday’s 85-43 loss at Monmouth College. • Freshman Makenzey Wilson of Princeton has cracked the starting lineup for the Moody Bible Institute women’s basketball team. The former Princeton Tigress is playing guard for the Archers. • Former Hall High School standout Kelle

Nett is a sophomore member of the women’s hoop team at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. She has played in 14 games for the Gussies, averaging 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 points. •  Alec Schwab has brought his big gun to William Penn University this season. The former St. Bede and IVCC standout poured in 28 points for the second time in a week, leading the Statesmen to a 94-79 win over Grandview Wednesday. For the season, he is averaging 12.6 points and 4.3 rebounds with 10 starts in 19 games. Schwab’s teammate, Kevin Fay (Putnam County) is averaging 12.8 points in 11 games/starts for William Penn (14-7). • Kayla MacDavitt (St. Bede) had 19 points and C.J. Rhodes (Princeton) added 10 to lift IVCC to a 68-55 win at Highland Thursday. Report college news to sports@bcrnews.com

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Saturday’s girls basketball game between Hall and Putnam County has been moved across the river to Red Devil Gymnasium in Spring Valley. The sophomores will meet at noon followed by a 1:30 p.m. varsity tip. The game was originally to be played in Granville, but Putnam County is now hosting the Tri-County Conference boys tournament which was pushed back one day due to the weather. Other make-up dates of note: Hall will host Sherrard for a sophomore/varsity girls date on Tuesday; Hall will now host Princeton for sophomore/varsity girls on Feb. 8. The St. Bede at LaSalle-Peru boys game originally scheduled for Jan. 28 will now be played Feb. 12 at newly named Sellet Gymnasium. The sophomores will start at 6 p.m. The schools’ freshmen will meet in the East Gym starting at 5 p.m. Little Ten boys: Indian Creek will take the No. 1 seed into the Little Ten Conference boys tournament which gets underway Monday at Somonauk. The Timberwolves (11-5, 5-0) await the winner of Monday’s play-in game between No. 8 Leland/Earlville and No. 9 Hiawatha. No. 7 LaMoille/ Ohio (4-16) will face No. 2 Newark at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Poll watching: Annawan (16-4) won the Lincoln Trail Conference tournament championship and remained atop the AP 1A girls poll. Putnam County, however, lost to Peoria Christian in the Tri-County Conference tournament, and fell four spots to No. 8. Three Rivers North league leader Prophetstown (23-2) remained at No. 7 in 2A girls while Mendota received one vote in the 3A girls poll. Rockridge (19-0) remains perched atop the 2A boys and they have company. Kewanee (15-4) moved into the top 10 with 23 points while Sterling Newman (19-2) is tied with Monmouth-Roseville for third with 106 points.

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From Page 9 run spanning the last 1:58 of the quarter that was capped off by a nice move to the baseline by Hall junior guard Ellie Herrmann to make the score 35-28 going into the fourth quarter. “I got on them at halftime a little bit. We almost had as many turnovers as we did shots taken in the first half so we knew that had to change,” Martin said. “So we shot the basketball a lot more which got their energy going a little bit but defensively we also buckled down there in the second half which I think was key to our comeback as well, not just our offense, but that defense got us right back in the game.” All 10 of Ellie Hermann’s points came in the second half as she was benched early due to foul trouble. “I’m proud of her for coming back in the second half and not backing down. She came out the second half ready to go and she was a key component getting us right back in the game,” Martin said. Hall continued to make a charge late into the fourth quarter, cutting the St. Bede lead to 44-41 on two made free throw attempts by Faletti with 20.3 seconds left to play. “We just kind of throw it in neutral, I thought we did that kind of towards the end of the second quarter, kind of just coasted a little bit and we never woke up coming out of halftime so that’s what you get, I told the girls on the bench that we’re going to be in a world of hurt pretty soon if we don’t pick it up and get going. We did just enough to stave it off,” St. Bede coach Tom

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Hall’s Becca Herrmann tries to outreach St. Bede’s Hanna Bima and Raley Mauck for a rebound Thursday. McGunnigal said. St. Bede would eventually come out on top 46-43. Bima led the Lady Bruins’ offense with a game-high 11 points followed by three other Bruins with seven points apiece. Hall was led by Ellie Hermann with 10 points, Golden (7) and Becca Herrmann (7). • Notes: St. Bede won the sophomore game 43-41. Julia Pohar had 15 points, and Gabbie Morrow had nine points.

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Ashton-Franklin Center     12 19 22 16 - 69 LaMoille/Ohio                     15 10  19  10 - 54 LaMoille/Ohio (4-16): Gross 3-16 (0-6) 0-0 6, Lovgren 3-9 (0-1) 0-0 6, Powers 2-5 (1-2) 0-0 5, Tudor 7-9 (1-1) 0-3 15, DeLong 4-6 (3-5) 2-2 13, Mills 2-3 0-0 4, Becker 1-3 1-2 3, Debruhl 1-1 0-0 2, Lucas 0-2 (0-2) 0-0 0. Totals: 23-55 (5-17) 3-7 54. Fouls: 14. Rebounds: 26 (Powers 6, Gross 4, Tudor 4, DeLong 4). Turnovers: 28. Prelim: L/O 59, AFC 52. L/O: D. Debruhl 18, B. Debruhl 12, Stamberger 11, C. Stuepfert 10 AFC: Brooke 17, Mairs 11, Sanford 10. At Princeton

Byron 14 21 17 18 - 70 Princeton 8 17 8 11 - 44 PHS (4-17): Camp 0-0 2-2 2, Brockman 0-1 0-0 0, Friel 0-1 2-2 2, Duffin 1-5 (1-2) 2-2 5, Vaccaro 4-8 (0-2) 0-0 8, Alvarez 0-0 0-0 0, Schmidt 3-6 (2-3) 0-0 8, Andersen 1-1 2-2 4, Hicks 3-3 (2-2) 0-0 8, Duffy 0-3 (0-1) 0-0 0, Warren 0-0 0-0 00, Bickett 1-2 (1-2) 0-0 3, Clark 2-6 0-0 4. Totals: 15-36 (6-12) 8-8 44. Rebounds: 20. Turnovers: 19. Sophs: Byron won. Tri-County Conference Tournament at Granville

Wednesday: (1) Henry 93, (8) Woodland 62. Henry: Guede 24, Schlosser 21.

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(5) Peoria Christian 78, (4) Marquette 64. Thursday: (1) Henry 93, (5) Peoria Christian 1. Henry: Guede 24, Schlosser 18, Helle 17, Henderson 16. (2) Putnam County 66, (3) Roanoke-Benson 48. PC: Fay 34, Verveka 11, Weide 6, Theobald 5, Biagini 4, Kreiser 4, Garland 2. Friday: Game 8 - (4) Marquette vs (8) Woodland, 6 p.m. Game 9 - (7) DePue vs. (6) Midland, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Consolation - winners 8-9, 5 p.m. Third place - (3) Roanoke-Benson vs. (5) Peoria Christian, 6:30 p.m. Title - (1) Henry vs. (2) Putnam County, 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, 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. WEDNESDAY: 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. THURSDAY: Consolation finals - winners 8-9, 5 p.m. Third place - losers 4-5, 6:30 p.m. Title — winners 4-5, 8 p.m. High school Girls

SOPHS: PHS 28-21. PHS: Rhodes 14, Murray 7, Legner 3, Hieronymus 2, Oeder 2. At Manlius

Riverdale 11 6 20 14 - 51 Bureau Valley 8 9 16 12 - 45 BV (7-14, 0-9): Bickett 4-10 1-2 9, Arnadottir 1-17 (1-8) 0-0 3, Dean 3-12 2-6 8, Bornsheuer 2-8 5-7 9, V. Reuter 3-8 0-0 6, DeVenney 0-4 (0-2) 0-0 0, S. Reuter 0-1 0-0 0, Kepner 2-9 (0-2) 3-4 7, Petros 1-4 1-1 3. Totals: 16-73 (1-16) 12-20 45. At St. Bede

Hall 4 8 16 15 - 43 St. Bede 14 11 10 11 - 46 HALL: E. Herrmann 4 (1) 1-1 10, Golden 2 3-3 7, Hoscheid 1 4-7 6, Faletti 1 3-6 5, Galassi 2 0-1 4, Boroso 0 0-0 0, Lusietti 2 0-2 4, B. Herrmann 2 3-4 7. Totals: 14 (1) 14-24 43. SBA (11-15, 5-4): Gillan 1 0-0 2, Sickley 2 2-5 6, Perona 3 (1) 0-1 7, Miranda 1 5-9 7, Pohar 0 1-2 1, Phegley 0 0-0 0, Thompson 2 0-4 4, Carus 0 0-2 0, Bima 5 2-4 11, Mauck 3 (1) 0-0 7. Totals: 17 (2) 10-27 46. Sophs: SBA 43-41, SBA: Pohar 1, Morrow 9. At Paw Paw

LaMoille/Ohio 63, Paw Paw 31. L/O (8-13): Browning 10 (4) 1-2 25, V. Martinez 2 3-4 7, Geuther 3 0-5 6, Bennett 1 1-2 3, Kahly 5 (2) 0-0 12, Johnson 3 (2) 8, Leslie 1 0- 1. Totals: 25 (8) 5-13 63. At Annawan

Putnam County 14 11 10 15 - 50 Annawan 10 23 20 13 - 66 PC: Rehn 3 2-3 8, Gonet 9, Pavlovich 23, Wilson 2, A. Voss 6, V. Voss 2. ANNAWAN: Jackson 2, Randall 11, C. Foes 17, Davis 13, M. VanHyfte 20, D. Davis 3.

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Princeton 2 2 6 2 - 12 Sherrard 29 11 4 16 - 62 PHS: Farrell 1 0-1 2, VanDenBussche 1 0-1 2, M. Strom 1 0-1 2, A. Sims 0 0-2 0, Mead 1 0-0 2, Schmidt 0 0-0 0, Hughes 1 0-1 2, Clark 1 0-0 2, Hieronymus 0 0-0 0, Ray 0 0-0 0, Rhodes 0 0-0 0. Totals: 6 0-5 12.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS PEOPLE OF THE ) STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) OLIVIA L. GRAY, ) Defendant. ) No. 2013-JD-34 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: Frank Gray Last Known Address: 4381 E. Santa Barbara, Columbia, MO 65202 And To All Whom It May Concern: TAKE NOTICE THAT ON December 10, 2013, a petition was filed under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 by Donna J. Engels, Assistant Bureau County State’s Attorney, in the Circuit Court of Bureau County entitled “In The Interest Of Olivia L. Gray, A Minor” and that in Courtroom Number 110, at Princeton, Illinois on March 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, an adjudicatory hearing will be held upon the petition to have the child declared to be a ward of the court under that Act. The Court has authority in this proceeding to take from you the custody and guardianship on the minor. Now, unless you appear at the hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and an order of judgment entered. /s/Mary C. Dremann, Clerk of the Circuit Court Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 1, 2014.

entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. Dated: January 15, 2014, Princeton, Illinois Mary C. Dremann, Clerk Bernabei, Balestri & Fiocchi John Balestri 149 Gooding Street LaSalle, IL 61301 (815) 223-6600 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 2014.

neys are Angel, Isaacson & Tracy, 111 Park Avenue East, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Court, Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the Independent Executor, or both, on or before August 4, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the Independent Executor is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in

that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Independent Executor and to the attorneys within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014. Angel, Isaacson & Tracy Attorneys for Estate 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 1, 8 and 15, 2014.

POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service. atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1305626. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 4765500 Attorney File No. PA1305626 Case Number: 13 CH 41 TJSC#: 33-26642 I586620 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 8, 2014.

other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9 (g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701( C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County Wimbiscus Law Firm, P. C. Attorney for Plaintiff 102 East St. Paul Street Spring Valley, IL 61362 Telephone (815) 664-4151 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 1, 8 and 15, 2014.

ADOPTION NOTICE CIRCUIT COURT OF BUREAU COUNTY STATE OF ) ILLINOIS ) )SS COUNTY OF ) BUREAU ) ADOPTION NO. 14-AD-2 In the matter of the Petition for the Adoption of JAX RONALD THOMPSON, a male minor child. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND MATTHEW R. SUTTER; Take notice that a Petition was filed in the Circuit Court of Bureau County, Illinois, for the adoption of a child named JAX RONALD THOMPSON. Now, therefore, unless all whom it may concern file your answer to the Petition in the action or otherwise file your appearance therein, in the said Circuit Court of Bureau County, in the City of Princeton, Illinois, on or before the 24th day of February, 2014, a default may be

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) ROBERT C. ) ANDERSON, ) DECEASED ) NO. 2014-P-6 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Robert C. Anderson. Letters of office were issued to Rita M. Bontz of 508 Park Avenue East, Princeton, Illinois 61356 as Independent Executor whose attorneys are Angel, Isaacson & Tracy, 111 Park Avenue East, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Court, Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the Independent Executor, or both, on or before August 4, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the Independent Executor is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Independent Executor and to the attorneys within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014. Angel, Isaacson & Tracy Attorneys for Estate 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 1, 8 and 15, 2014. CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) WILLIAM R. ) ROBISON, ) DECEASED ) NO. 2014-P-03 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of William R. Robison. Letters of office were issued to Robert P. Robison of 16166 810 N Avenue, Tiskilwa, Illinois 61368 and Rebecca J. Robison of 2105 S. Pasfield, Springfield, Illinois 62704 as Independent Executors whose attor-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. ) Plaintiff, ) -v.- ) ELMER J. WOLSFELD A/K/A ELMER W. ) WOLSFELD A/K/A ELMER WOLSFELD ) A/K/A ELMER J. WOLSFELD JR, et al ) Defendant ) 13 CH 41 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 5, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on March 7, 2014, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE EAST THIRTY-FIVE (35) FEET OF LOT SIXTEEN (16) IN BLOCK ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT (128) OF O’BEIRNE’S THIRD ADDITION TO THE CITY OF SPRING VALLEY, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE UNDERLYING COAL AND FIRECLAY, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO MINE AND REMOVE THE SAME WITHOUT ENTERING UPON OR OCCUPYING ANY PART OF THE SURFACE OF SAID PREMISES, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 100 WEST 5TH STREET, SPRING VALLEY, IL 61362 Property Index No. 18-34-233-016. The real estate is improved with a single family home with no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS Spring Valley City Bank, an Illinois Banking ) Corporation, ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) Barbara Yerly, Unknown Owners and Non- ) record Claimants, or Other Known or ) Unknown Occupants, ) Defendants. ) Case No. 2012-CH-116 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Residential Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regard- ing the real estate is: Stanley A. Wolf, Jr., Vice President & Loan Officer, Spring Valley City Bank, 315 North Cornelia Street, Spring Valley, Illinois 61362, telephone number (815)663-2211; B) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is 404 Main Street, Dalzell, IL 61320 C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 2 in Block 6 in Riva’s Addition to the Village of Dalzell, excepting such of the underlying minerals and mining rights as may have been heretofore severed from the fee (Tax I.D. No. 18-24-155-012) D) A description of the improvements on the real estate is a single family residence. E) The property will not be open for inspection. F) The time and place of the sale are: March 4, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lobby, Bureau County Court House, Princeton, IL 61356. G) The terms of the sale are cash in full at the time of sale. H) Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record, and is being sold “AS IS” without any representation as to the quality of title and without recourse to the plaintiff; I) If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale,

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE Spring Valley City Bank v Yerly, et al Bureau County Circuit Court Cause No. 2012-CH-116 Residential property situated at 404 Main Street, Dalzell, IL 61320, consisting of a single family residence will be sold at a judicial sale conducted by the Bureau County Sheriff on March 4, 2014, at 9:00 o’clock a.m. at the Main Lobby, Bureau County Court House, Princeton, IL 61356. The terms of the sale are cash in full at the time of sale. Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record, and is being sold “AS IS” without any representation as to the quality of title and without recourse to the plaintiff; For further information contact Stanley A. Wolf, Jr., Vice President, Spring Valley City Bank, 315 North Cornelia Street, Spring Valley, Illinois 61362, telephone (815) 663-2211. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701( C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County Wimbiscus Law Firm, P. C. Attorney for Spring Valley City Bank 102 East St. Paul Street Spring Valley, IL 61362 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 1, 8 and 15, 2014.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) ELMER J. WOLSFELD A/K/A ELMER W. ) WOLSFELD A/K/A ELMER WOLSFELD ) A/K/A ELMER J. WOLSFELD JR, et al ) Defendant ) 13 CH 41 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 5, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on March 7, 2014, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 100 WEST 5TH STREET, SPRING VALLEY, IL 61362 Property Index No. 18-34-233-016. The real estate is improved with a single family home with no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 4765500. Please refer to file number PA1305626. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1305626 Case Number: 13 CH 41 TJSC#: 33-26642 I586620 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 8, 2014.


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Have you heard the new rage? Have you been hearing more about cover crops lately? Cover crops are not new. However, throughout the past few years, there has been an increased interest from producers to grow a “cover crop;” which is any crop that is planted between periods of regular crop production. Radishes, oats and annual rye grass are common species planted by producers as cover crops to improve their most valuable farm asset: Their soil. More and more Illinois farmers have heard about cover crops lately, and they want to learn more. We have many producers who successCOMMENTARY fully use cover crops, and they will tell you they like what they see. With assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) and other partners, cover crops are sprouting up all over the state. The goal of a cover crop can vary considerably from producer to producer. The benefits to the health of their soil can be numerous, including: • Increased soil organic matter content. • Reduced erosion and compaction. • Improved air and water movement through the soil. • Nitrogen addition to soil from legumes. • Capture of recycled nutrients in the soil profile. • Better soil moisture management. • Increased yields. You may have questions concerning cover crops. Common uncertainties deal with which cover crops to plant or the best timing and system to plant. Which cover crop does what? The list of plants suitable for cover crop usage is long and can make the decision regarding what to plant seem overwhelming. I recommend you start first by identifying what your goals are for the cover crop — what concerns do you need that cover crop to help you address? If you have more than one goal, narrowing your goals to one or two priority areas, with secondary goals, will be helpful. This may help simplify your search for the best cover crop species or species mix. When making cover crop decisions, keep seed costs to a minimum. Keeping costs down, especially seed costs, is one of the secrets of cover crop success. NRCS has two programs available to help cover the cost of cover crop seed by providing an incentive payment to try cover crops: Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). Application deadlines for these two programs are quickly approaching! To learn more, contact the Bureau County USDANatural Resources Conservation Service, located at 312 E. Backbone Road, Princeton, or call 815-8758732, ext. 3. Erika Turner is a district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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BV FFA members attend conference MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School’s FFA sent six members to the 212 Leadership Conference. The conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization, coordinated by the Illinois FFA Center, and sponsored by Syngenta and Crop Production Services as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The two-day program helps FFA members become aware of the four categories of growth while discovering the importance of pursuing life-long growth. FFA members attended sessions on discovering how habits affect Photo contributed growth, determining the Bureau Valley FFA members Megan Hunt (front row, from left), Lexi Jacobs, Hunter difference between per- Schoff, Marissa Lewis (back row, second from left), Chase Gripp and Jay Edlefson sonal and professional are flanked by State President Sam Detwiler and State Vice President Rachel Hawk. relationships, and identifying personal mentors and coaches. The agriculture education teachers participated in professional development workshops.

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Prec.

16

TS

46

17

.3S

High

Low

58 (2012)

-14 (1966)

Jan. 29

26

0

0

64

42

.96

64 (2013)

-18 (1966)

Jan. 28

7

-10

0

52

39

T

57 (2002)

-15 (1977)

Jan. 27

0

-8

0

40

25

T

60 (2002)

-12 (1955)

Jan. 26

36

1

2S

28

10

0

57 (2002) -10 (1982)

Jan. 25

33

7

0

34

18

1S

65 (1950)

-8 (2008)

Jan. 24

29

-5

TS

21

5

0

64 (1967)

-12 (1963)

Source: National Weather Service Reporting Station, Princeton asterisk means new record temperature

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