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Gearing up for the March primary By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON— Spring may be just around the corner, but so is the March 18 primary election. On Monday, Bureau County Clerk Kami Hieronymus said her office is already receiving absentee ballot applications for the upcoming primary. As soon as the applications

are processed and the ballots received in her office, then the ballots will be mailed to those requesting them. Her office will probably handle 150 absentee ballots for this year’s primary election, she said. In previous elections, her office would have processed probably 300 absentee ballots, but that number has decreased

since more and more people are taking advantage of early voting by coming into her office. The last election she would have handled probably 600 early voters, on top of the absentee ballots. Early voting begins March 3 this year. Another important date to remember is Feb. 18, which is the last day to register to vote or to make

changes on a current voter registration card, like a change of address. Looking ahead to the March 18 primary, Hieronymus said the only two contested county-wide races are both on the Republican Party side, for the offices of Bureau County Sheriff and Bureau County Treasurer. Candidates for the Republican nomination

for the sheriff’s office are Allan Beaber of Princeton, William Rosenow of Sheffield, Alexander Arauza of Princeton and James Shipp of rural Princeton. The winner of the Republican nomination in March will face James Reed of Arlington, who is running unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination for sheriff in the November general election.

Candidates for the Republican nomination for the Bureau County Treasurer’s office are Courtney Yates-Mabry of Princeton and Derek Whited of Princeton. The winner of the primary will face Democratic Party challenger Rick Wilkin of Ohio in the November election.

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By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — This year’s winter snows and frigid temperatures have caused a national shortage of blood for the American Red Cross. According to the Quad Cities American Red Cross, of which Bureau County is a member, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in thousands of uncollected blood and platelet donations. Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 600 American Red Cross blood drive cancellations and nearly 20,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Overall, 26 states and Washington, D.C., have had blood drives canceled because of weather. On Monday, Bureau County Red Cross Director Lori Compton said she is not aware of any local blood drives which were cancelled this winter, but donor turnout has not been as good as when the weather cooperates. As an example, the last big blood drive in Princeton was scheduled on Jan. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, but it had to be relocated to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

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Never too cold for fun in the snow Christian Harmon doesn’t let a little cold weather slow him down last weekend as he enjoys the new fallen snow and builds a snow fort. Weekend snow totals varied in the 3- to 8-inch range throughout the Quad Cities area, with more snow expected to develop later today, Tuesday, according to WQAD News Channel 8 meteorologist James Zahara.

PRINCETON — Public health educators at the Bureau/Putnam County Health Department are working hard to promote the “Play hard, breathe easy” campaign, which kicked off in August and encourages tobacco-free parks and playgrounds. At a recent Princeton Optimist Club meeting, Becky Piano gave a presentation on the campaign and updated members on how she and others are visiting many of the towns around the two country region and asking for village boards to pass a policy in favor of the campaign. “I’m not asking people to quit smoking. I’m not trying to invade in anyone’s rights whatsoever. I’m just asking when you’re down at the parks around children, not to smoke when you’re around them,” she said. The tobacco-free parks campaign is one of several initiatives funded through the “We Choose Health” community transformation grant received through the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Seeking Sources Old Man Winter has us shivering, but a good pot of soup or stew is sure to take off the seasonal chill. Casseroles offer the same trick, as do great pasta, rice and other comfort food to soothe our cold souls. Recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at judyd2313@frontier.com. You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsimon@ bcrnews.com. Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line.

The stakes were high, and the fun came easy Saturday evening, at the Princeton Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Casino Night, held at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. Event-goers had the opportunity to grab some “cash” in the money booth (pictured above) and were also able to try to luck at a variety of casino games, including Blackjack and Roulette. Local folks were the “dealers,” as those in attendance placed their bets at the fundraiser event. BCR photos/Terri Simon

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 • 3 Rezin to hold town hall HENNEPIN — State Sen. Sue Rezin of the 38th District will host a town hall meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Hennepin Village Hall, 627 E. High St.

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From Page 1 due to problems with the furnace at the Methodist Church, Compton said. Typically the blood drive would have gotten about 50 units, but the drive got about 30 units instead, she said. Winters, even the milder ones, are more challenging when it comes to getting people to the blood drives, Compton said. The colder winter weather doesn’t help with people wanting to get outside and also many of the older donors, who are faithful givers, are snowbirds who head south in the winter for warmer weather. Adding to the problem, there is also typically an increased need for blood during the winter months. There are more traffic accidents due to snowy or ice-covered roads. There may be more cases of heart attacks if people overexert themselves while shoving snow. There’s a greater risk of house fires

in the winter months as people may use space heaters more or use fireplaces without cleaning them, she added. As far as the type of blood needed right now by the American Red Cross, Compton said there is always a need for the negative types of blood. But with the national shortage right now, all types of blood will be taken and put to good use, she said. Looking ahead, Compton said there are five blood drives scheduled for February throughout Bureau County, four in March and seven in April. Typically, the local chapter averages five to eight blood drives a month for the entire year, she said.

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BUREAU — The long wait is over for the Bureau Fire Protection District. The grant that was awarded to the district in 2009, to help fund the construction of a building to house the fire trucks at the former Leepertown Grade School, has finally arrived. Fire chief Tim Shipp was happy to announce the $215,000 check came in at the end of January, and plans to start construction on the project will begin this April or May. The fire district has been using the former school to house offices, but it has been waiting to move the fire trucks over from their original location at the village hall. A big concern with waiting five years for the monies to come through, was the increase in costs to construct a building. In a previous interview with Shipp, he reported the district had to cut about $40,000 of the expenses on the original project plan. On Monday, Shipp confirmed the size of the building had to be slightly decreased to save on expenses. Shipp said he hopes to have the project completed by November. Having the trucks all in one location will cut down about 10 to 12 minutes on

response calls to the rural areas. Once the fire district has constructed the pole building and has completed upgrades on the offices in the newer portion of the former grade school, the district has plans to utilize the older portion of the building. Shipp said the upper level of the building will be used for fire training, and the lower portion of the building will be transformed into a community museum. There has been talk about displaying memorabilia on the former school, fire department, railroads and other community artifacts. Other long-term goals of the building include building a commercial kitchen and using the old gymnasium as a community center to host fundraisers. When the fire district moves to the former school building, they will have to break off from village expenses and pay for the utilities at the new location. In a former interview with Shipp, he said paying for utilities will mean less money that will go into upgrades and replacements needed for the fire rescue equipment. Therefore, being able to host fundraisers in the community center would be an ideal investment for the citizens and volunteer firefighters. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.


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Can’t take much more A directional sign pointing to Arlington remains visible for now, but barely, thanks to the repeated clearing of roads following snowstorm after snowstorm which have blanketed Bureau County this winter. Another possible 4 inches of snow are expected today, Tuesday, through early Wednesday, with additional snow expected this weekend. Bureau County residents apparently need to keep their snow shovels and snow blowers handy.

Primary From Page 1 There was one Bureau County resident who filed her candidate packet by the July 16 deadline for write-in candidates for the primary, Hieronymus said. Current county treasurer Nina Urbanowski, who is not seeking reelection for that office, filed her Republican Party candidacy for Bureau County Board, District 20. She will run unopposed for her party’s nomination. There is no Democratic Party candidate for District 20 on the primary ballot, as current board

member Tom Giordano, a Democrat from Ladd, is not seeking re-election. The political parties do have until the end of May to nominate someone for a vacant position on the primary ballot and to have the person’s named placed on the November general election ballot. Voters in Spring Valley, Arlington, Tiskilwa and Cherry will also have referendum questions on their primary ballots. The city of Spring Valley will ask their voters to approve a retail occupation tax increase of 0.5 percent. The village of Arlington is seeking authorization

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Chefs at work Gene Croisant and Jim Lower serve up the homemade pancakes and sausages during Sunday’s 62nd annual pancake and sausage brunch at the Hollowayville United Church of Christ on Route 6. The annual event is open to the public and raises funds for church projects and outreaches.

to change its general corporate fund tax from 0.25 to 0.4375. The Cherry Grade School District voters will decide on a referendum to deactivate the Cherry Grade School District facility and send its students to Dimmick Community Consolidated Grade School District 175. Voters in the Tiskilwa Rural Fire Protection District will ask voters to increase the overall corporate fund tax rate from 30 cents to 40 cents on all taxable properties within the district. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Smoke-free From Page 1 Piano said so far, 58 park districts and 25 villages in the state have passed the same policy. The village of Hennepin was the first in this area to pass the policy. With the new policy, the village will post signs around their parks, reminding there is no smoking allowed. “What we’re doing is not that different from saying ‘No alcohol allowed,’” Piano said. She confirmed the policy does not involve police departments enforcing the policy, but rather it’s

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er areas in Bureau County and look there,” she said. Piano said she originally started in Princeton, however, there was hesitancy with the many outdoor fundraisers and beer gardens, which take place in parks. “My feeling is those are just a few day occurrences in the 365-day year that maybe we can work with them and change those policies possibly on those days,” she said. This month the public health educators will be presenting their presentation at the McNabb Village Board. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Police reports Spring Valley Police Accident

A two-vehicle collision involving a 16-year-old male of Hennepin and Mark A. Irvin, 44, of Peru occurred at the intersection of Dalzell Blacktop Road and U.S. Route 6 at 6:12 p.m. Jan. 29. The 16-year-old male was charged with failure to yield.

Princeton Police Unlawful delivery of cannabis

A 14-year-old male of Princeton was charged with unlawful delivery of cannabis in the 300 block of West Central Avenue at 8:06 a.m. Jan. 17.

Possession of cannabis

A 15-year-old male of Tiskilwa was charged with possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams in the 300 block of West Central Avenue at 3 p.m. Jan. 17.

Unlawful visitation

Shauna R. Manning, 33, of Princeton was charged with unlawful visitation interference in the 200 block of South Church Street at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

Leaving the scene

John W. Keener, 32, of Tiskilwa was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in the 700 block of North Euclid Avenue at 3:03 a.m. Jan. 11.

Theft

Kaylee A. Borostowski, 20, of Princeton was charged with theft in Walmart at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20.

Domestic battery

William H. Warren, 27, of Tampico was charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct in the 400 block of Pombrook Drive at 10:29 a.m. Jan. 20.

Train vs. tractor

Ronald L. Johnson, 57, of Princeton was clearing snow in the 100 block of Bicentennial Drive when his tractor was struck by a Burlington Northern Train at 7:51 a.m. Jan. 19. There were no injuries.

Obituaries Vernon Elgin

Glenn Farrell

TAMPICO — Vernon F. Elgin, age 87, of Tampico died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Prophets Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with the Rev. Karl Kaiser, pastor of Tampico Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home.

OTTAWA — Glenn “Toby” Farrell, 57, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Services were held Monday, Feb. 3, at the Ottawa Funeral Home with the Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Visitation was also held Monday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home.

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Jay Mercer PRINCETON — Jay L. Mercer passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Princeton, one day after his 84th birthday. Born and raised in Princeton, Jay attended Princeton High School, where he was a standout athlete. He attended Northwestern University on a football scholarship but enlisted in the Marines after his sophomore year and served in the Korean War. After his discharge, Jay then attended and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University where he played football for another Princeton native, head coach Don Larson. Jay also met his future wife, Thora Harms at IWU and they were married in 1954. Jay then accepted a teaching position at United Township High School in East Moline, where he taught physical education, driver’s education, and coached football, basketball and baseball. Jay also ran the East Moline summer municipal baseball program, and founded a semi-pro baseball team, the 76ers, which is still in existence to this day. Jay is survived by two sons, Marcus of Lisle and Kyle of Naples, Fla., and two grandchildren, Skyler and Searra of Naples, Fla., a son and daughter of Kyle. He has a remaining sister, Mary Mercer Smith of State College, Pa. He is preceded in death by his wife, Thora; two brothers, Don and Roger; and a sister, Barbara. There will be no services. The Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

CRYSTAL LAKE — O.L. Gil Snyder, 86, of Crystal Lake passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He was born April 4, 1927, in Coal City to Lenville and Fawnie (Boss) Snyder. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. On July 9, 1949, he married Phyllis Allonby in Lincoln. Gil was president of Chicago Spence Tool & Rubber Co. in Melrose Park for 52 years. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his children, Jodie (Bruce) Roth, Janet (Paul) Nikoden, Gil (Nancy) Snyder and Jay (Cindy) Snyder; his grandchildren, Brandon (Carrieann), Garrett, Ashley, Gilson, Teri, Jennifer, Heather (Adam), Bradley (Kerri) and Jason; his great-grandchildren, Shyann, Bobby, Samantha and Elisabeth; and his siblings, Harriette Koeppel, Linda Nickeson and Sandy Prisby. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, and his siblings, Cedric “Bud” Snyder, Norma Wagner and Betty Donath. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The service will be at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the Crystal Lake Fire Department, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, Obituary deadlines IL 60014. Deadlines for obituaries are 2 p.m. Monday for TuesFor information, call the funeral home at 815459-1760. Online condolences may be made at day’s paper, 2 p.m. Wednesday for Thursday’s paper and 2 p.m. Friday for Saturday’s paper. www.querhammerandflagg.com.

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On the street

Will you watch the Winter Olympics? If so what’s your favorite sport to watch?

“Yes, I will watch the Winter Olympics. I enjoy watching the ice skating competition.” Jade Schmitz, Spring Valley

“Yes, I will watch the Winter Olympics. I enjoy watching figure skating and downhill skiing.” Angie Hughes, Princeton

“Yes, I will watch the Winter Olympics. I like to watch ice skating.” Dee Dee Slutz, LaMoille

“Yes, I will watch the Winter Olympics. Ice skating is my favorite to watch.” Alyssa Boers, Hollowayville

From the editor’s desk It was a big weekend. There was the blow-out at the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos; the famous weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Sunday morning — forecasting six more weeks of winter; and yet another winter storm blew through the county and generously gave us additional inches of snow on top of what we already had. But aside from the big stuff, Bureau County and the surrounding areas had quite a few activities going on, and from the looks of it, many braved the inclement weather to enjoy the opportunity to get out of the house and kick cabin fever to the curb. I attended the Princeton Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Casino Night at the Bureau County Metro Center. It was really Terri quite fun, and it was good to see so many Simon folks there. This fundraiser offered those in attendance an opportunity to play a host of casino games with local folks playing the part of dealers. It was fun. I spent a good share of time at the Roulette table, where dealer Eric May did a fantastic job keeping the wheel spinning and dealing with a bunch of often rowdy people placing their “bets.” Nobody was using real money, so it was fun to bet a little more extravagant than one might really do with real money at a real casino. To make a long story short, it appeared as if the event was a success, and I applaud Chamber Director Kim Frey and all the other Chamber Board members and Chamber Ambassadors who helped make this first Casino Night a fun and hopefully profitable event. ••• Customer Service Kudos: Do you know a business or a person who goes above and beyond when it comes to customer service? If so, I’d like to hear about it, so I can share these great stories with other readers. Following is the Kudos I received this week: • Wanda said, “I think we all need to send great big a thank you to all of the personnel who are taking care of us in the bleak weather. The men that are trying to keep our streets clear, the people that deliver our newspapers and mail, the places that are offering warm places to go, etc. We usually take all of these things for granted. But these men and women are doing their ‘regular’ jobs under extreme conditions. I know I appreciate the work all of them do, and I hope others do also.” ••• Just a reminder: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As you make reservations, order flowers, buy gifts, etc. — please try to do so in Bureau County. Our county is filled with a host of great restaurants, florists, gift shops and more, and when you buy locally, it’s a win-win situation for everyone. ••• Thought for today: “I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.” Gary Cole. Another thought for today: “Facebook was founded on Feb. 4, 2004. On Feb. 5, we were feeling pretty confident, even from observing the first few hours of usage. Students used it like crazy. They’d sign up then spend the next 3-4 hours on it. Then we’d go to lecture hall and see it on every computer screen there.” Dustin Moskovitz. ••• Watch for it ... The Bureau County Republican’s first edition of “Hometown Heroes” will be coming soon. You’re really going to like it. More to come ... ••• Let us know what events your organization has planned. We’ll be happy to help you promote it in the BCR. Give the newsroom and our advertising department a call at 815-875-4461. ••• I’m finished complaining about winter (for now, at least). Instead, I’m trying to look forward to every day, even if it’s several degrees below zero or the snow is adding another blanket of white to our frozen world. Have a great week, my friends. Please try to be gentle with each other, and don’t forget to save some of that gentleness for yourself. And remember ... you are important to me and the BCR.

“Yes, I will watch the Winter Olympics. Bobsledding is always fun to watch.” Emma Nicoli, Granville

This, that and the odder About a month ago on Jan. 10, I had two huge life-changing events happen in my house — the birth of my baby brother, Angelo Steven, and the death of my Grandpa Steve. They happened four hours apart. They were both a shock because Angelo was a little early, and my grandpa really wasn’t sick.   Even though my grandpa’s passing was a sad event, it was balanced by the beauty of a birth. It reminds me of “yin and yang.” My grandpa and my brother are the total opposite, but in many ways, they seem to complete each other. My Grandpa Steve was a very large, scary looking, intimidating man. Even though he was in a wheelchair for the last three years of his life, he was still a bit scary, but he had the biggest heart of anyone I know. He loved to give lots and lots to anyone and everyone. Grandpa was generous to strangers as well as family and friends. He wasn’t like this for any other reason than it made him happy to give. As my grandpa was leaving this world, my tiny, fragile, baby brother entered it with a heart the size of a walnut. And Angelo is anything but intimidating and scary. Another opposite that I see in them is their hands. My grandpa’s hands were worn and weathered. He was a farmer

Amelia Bystry COMMENTARY and worked outside all the time. He has been retired for several years, but it never softened his hands. They were rough, crackly and enormous. He always wanted to play games like thumb wrestling, hand pounding or “uncle,” but I figured out quickly that I could never win because he was tough and had these huge fingers that couldn’t be squeezed. Now I sit holding my little brother and feel amazed at the tininess of his fingernails. His fingers and palms are soft and untouched without the lines and cracks that develop from a lifetime of work. They long to grip any finger or object coming near his palm. But everyone is so careful not so grip his hands too hard because they are so delicate. When we weren’t thumb wrestling, Grandpa was usually telling us another joke or potboiler. My grandpa was always looking for a good story to tell others. He loved to exaggerate and make anything he said sound so much more grand then it actually was. His need to grow a story seemed to become greater as he got older.

When I see my little brother sleeping, I look at him and see all the small but different faces he makes when he is dreaming. I wonder if all his little dreams and faces will eventually turn into much exaggerated tales. However, the size of Grandpa’s stories could never outgrow his massive stature. For the past three years my grandpa has been in a wheelchair. It’s hard to remember when he was still walking around with ease and would stand out in a crowd. When I was looking at old pictures for the funeral, I was reminded of how tall he was. He would tower over anyone else in the photos. When Angelo was born, they determined his length with a tape measure using inches. It seems hard to imagine that Angelo’s 21 inches might grow into the 6 feet 3 inches that my grandpa once stood. As Angelo grows, I am sure we will discover many more connections between he and Grandpa. Night and day, peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper and yin and yang, Grandpa Steve and Angelo are forever linked by the events that occurred on Jan. 10, 2014. They are united. Amelia Bystry, 15, resides in rural Princeton. You can contact Amelia at.amelia_bystry@yahoo. com.

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Toil and dedication To the Editor, As we wind down from the last Arctic blast and brace for the next, we ought all to remember the toil and dedication of those that serve the

public in opening up roads and rescuing the stranded. Working long hours in extremely trying conditions, in the dark hours of night, snowplow drivers, law enforcement, first responders, firemen,

linemen, utility workers and tow-truck drivers quietly and without fanfare do their jobs, so we can do ours. They are out when we are holed up tight and warm in our homes. They are the first ones there when

we get caught out in it and can’t get home under our own power. For them it can be said, “Never has so much been done by so few for so many.” Mike Kohr Princeton  

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 • 7 Honor roll — Allen Junior High School and Hall High School announce honor rolls. See Page 8.

Top Bradford spellers advance Bradford CUSD 1 held its district wide spelling bee on Jan. 24. The top four spellers are Jarrend Stevens (left), second place; Gabe Stahl, third place; and Meranda Schaffer, fourth place. Ashley Estes, first place, is absent from the photo. They will compete in the county spelling bee at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Community Education Center in Kewanee. Photo contributed

skill when composing a painting. Learn how to see things differently, as a teacher Sheila L. Heth guides participants through some drawing techniques. Participants will learn shading, contouring and other elements of good drawing skills. They should bring an ebony pencil, kneaded eraser,

sketching pencil #HB and a 9-by-12-inch sketch book. Heth has taught art to all ages from kindergarten to adults for almost 30 years. She has won various teaching awards and her students have earned many awards and scholarships for their artwork. Heth’s personal artwork has been seen throughout

Open house Thiemes An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Marva Lou Thiemes of Van Orin will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Hall of the Van Thiemes Orin Gospel Church in Van Orin. The event will be hosted by her family. Marva was born Feb. 8, 1934. She has one daughter, Debra (Donald) Flanagan of LaMoille, and one son, Sam “Clifford”

(Kathy) Thiemes of Colorado. She also has four grandchildren, Samuel Thiemes, Amanda (A.J.) Mackenzie, Jennifer (Fritz) Schoenbein and Sarah (Greg) Dollar, and three great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Grace and Holt. Marva Lou owned and operated the Drive-Away School, a professional drivers training school, issued Jan. 1, 1961. She was the first female in the state of Illinois to operate a drivers training school. She also drove a bus for the LaMoille School District for 18

years. She worked for the post office for nearly 35 years, the last of those 10 years she was the postmaster in Van Orin, retiring April 19, 1994. She spent many years crafting and tole painting. She and her husband Sam have raised many beautiful Appaloosa horses throughout their 62 years of marriage. A lunch and cake will be served. The family request that gifts be omitted. Cards would be appreciated and can be sent to: Marva Lou Thiemes, P.O. Box 64, Van Orin, IL 61374.

PHS holding FAFSA workshop PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Guidance Department and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will host a FAFSA completion workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the LRC classroom. Participation will be held on a walk-in basis. The FAFSA will be

available online for student and their families to complete with support from Brian Church, Deb Dullard and Sallie Hohenboken. Attendees should bring an accurate Social Security Number, records of 2013 income (2012 tax information for estimates), information assets, a driver’s

license number and an Alien Registration Number, if necessary. Attendees should enter the high school through the main entrance and follow posted signs to the LRC classroom. For more information regarding this workshop, call 815-875-3308, ext. 231.

HCCA plans luncheon LASALLE — The Heritage Corridor Community Associates will hold a luncheon and lecture on artist Mary Cassatt Feb. 19 at Uptown Grill, 601 First

St., LaSalle. The optional lunch begins at noon and the lecture starts at 1 p.m. All reservations must be turned in by Feb. 11 to Barbara Mueller, 2109

Mary Lane, Ottawa, IL 61350 or call 815-2101152. To find out about membership, contact Susan Meehan at 815524-3396.

Community Notes Meeting cancelled PRINCETON — The Red Hats meeting for Saturday has been cancelled. The new date is Feb. 22.

Breastfeeding support SPRING VALLEY — La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 in Spring Valley. This monthly group helps mothers gain knowledge and support from other breastfeeding moms. February’s discussion will revolve around, but is not limited to, “The Family and the Breastfed Baby.” Expecting moms are encouraged to attend, as well as new and experienced moms. For more information, call 815-8943303 or email ivlllgroup@gmail.com.

Craft event BUDA — Children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to make crafts for Valentine’s Day from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mason Memorial Public Library in Buda.

Agricultural apps class

PAC will offer drawing class PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will offer a four-week beginning drawing class for high school age and adults from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 11 to March 4. This class is offered for the student with little or no drawing experience. In most cases, drawing is a helpful, if not required,

Education — Elks name Teen of the Month for January. See Page 8.

the world. She is the art teacher at Bureau Valley High School. The cost of the class is $38 for members and $42 for non-members. The registration deadline is Thursday. Register by calling 815875-2787 or by mail to the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Avenue E, Princeton, IL 61356.

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

Make Someone Happy • Happy birthday today, Tuesday, to Katherine Doll from Cherry. From the Brokaws. • Happy birthday Daddy. Love, Ainsley.

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

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Elks name Teen of the Month for January Bureau County teens were honored Jan. 17 at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. January representatives are (front row, from left) Autumn Nousum of Ohio, Samantha Jo Haney of Bureau Valley High School, Danielle Claggett of St. Bede Academy and Alexandra Miranda of St. Bede Academy; and (back row) Mollie Bates of Princeton, Zachary Anderson of Princeton, Lacey DeVenney of Bureau Valley, Myrah Graham of LaMoille, Roosvelt Fuentes of Hall, Kaylee Golden of Hall and Penny Best, Elks Teen of the Month chair. Claggett and Haney were named the Teens of the Month. The teen representatives were chosen by their schools based on their character, leadership, scholarship, service and community service.

Honor Roll Allen Junior High School First Semester 2013-2014

High Honor Roll Third grade: Ella Cherry, Jordan Cromwell, Logan Dober, Bella Drummer, Katlyn Jenner, Addyson Kerr, Brooke Lovgren, Heidi Lowder, Austin Polite, Autumn Sondgeroth, Cadency Taylor and Trinity Wheeler. Fourth grade: Kylee Brown, Lauren Chasteen, Sarah Edwards, Austin Fischer, Owen Hunter, McKenna Klein, Joseph Quest, Kyle Sarver and Leah Williams. Fifth grade: Chloe Carroll, Calvin Deering, Audrey Lopez, Dylan Lovgren, Rachel Rieker, Rie Scully and Kathryn Sexton. Sixth grade: Casen Cherry, Cassidy Geiger, Emma Lundquist, Alexandra Michael and Marcus Winn. Seventh grade: Katherine Anderson, Madeline Hewitt, Haley Kessinger, Brianna Lipe, Luke Lovgren, Cassandra Martin, Kyle Pinter, Mariah Quest, Thomas Stamberger, Rebecca Taylor, Hannah Weeks and Alexis Wittenauer. Eighth grade: Alexander Ely, Karli Forbes, Kyle Hunter, Thomas Molln, Dominic Moore, Cara Motter, Caleb Sarff, Ryan Schultz, Chase Sexton, Clay Sundberg and Elizabeth Wittenauer. Honor Roll Third grade: Anastasia

Comer and Noah Tipton. Fourth grade: Joseph Melton, Ki’Ayana Moore and Dylan Tornow. Fifth grade: Cody Jenner, John Kent, Jason Martin and Kathryn Sexton. Sixth grade: Carter Cherry, William Edwards, Abbigail Ely, Analise Karvonen, Luke Moore, Collette Motter, Corey Pinter and Ian Sondgeroth. Seventh grade: Brady Becker, Allie Carlson, Madison Chamberlain, Raygan Cromwell, Shaun DesRocher, Jacob Dickey, Kathryn Karstens, and Nya Ranel. Eighth grade: Paige Bennett, Bret Dannis, Will Flanagan, Mikayla Graham, Veronica Lopez, Austin Lundquist, Tyler Perry, Morgan Sadnick and Austin Walker.

Hall High School First Semester 2013-2014

High Honor Roll Seniors: Rachel Bezely, Jenna Edington, Danielle Edwards, Brenna Faletti, Clarissa Gerrard, Kaylee Golden, Rebecca Herrmann, Ashley Keegan, Brent Neahring and Taggart Venegas.. Juniors: Alberto Baldonado, Tyler Pullam and Josephine Wales. Sophomores: Tanja Acamovic, Madison Considine, John Delaney, Brooke Keegan, Evan Kiphart, Reilly Leonatti, Andrew Pullam and Marco Uribe. Freshmen: Coltin Carboni, Ashley Choate, Christopher Enriquez,

Linnea Lee Brown, Jenna Lusietto, Hayden Nielsen, Kaylee Olivares, Victoria Wales, Makenzie Walk, Connor Whitten, Emily Wines. Honor Roll Seniors: Sandro Garcia Aldana, Michelle Anderson, Elizabeth Baer, Nathan Burkman, Hope Elizabeth Connor, Brittney Erwin, Taylor Galassi, Brittany Gonzalez, Torri Leek, Ranay Loehr, Pietro Mautino, Kayla Musgrave, Vanessa Olivares, Kaitlyn Padgett, Nicholas Scheri, Rebecca Schmidt, Danielle Seibert, Nathan Tonozzi, Ian Trevier, Trevor Urbanski, Maria Vargas Villalobos, Miguel Villarreal, Nicole Whitten and Colten Zibert. Juniors: Katie Burkman, Hayley Cessna, Lindsey Choate, Ryan Cinotte, Jessica Cousar, Kara Crowther, Angel Gaeta, Allanah Harper, Luke Lee Brown, Michael Martin, Alyssa Smith and Sarah Tipton. Sophomores: Christopher Ballerini, Ana Yanez Castro, Kaylin Clark, Lindsey Conrad, Maxwell DeJong, Noah Gingrich, Breezy Harmon, Caitlyn Jablonski, Anthony Keeney, Joseph Kobold, Jacob Merkel, Amanda Scheri, Ryan Shilkuski, Christian Smith, Jacob Wertz and Nolan Zibert. Freshmen: Kalysta Biskie, Kendall Cinotte, Tori Coble, Nicolas Edgcomb, Kyle Follmer, Hunter Galassi, Timothy Herrmann, Matthew Hoscheid, Kaitlyn Huston, Gage Ripka, Alyse Ruda and Ein Spencer.

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9 Sports Tuesday, February 4, 2014 • 9 Pairings announced — Seeds/pairings have been announcd for local girls basketball regionals. See page 10.

Panthers get their revenge on Henry By Dixie Schroeder Shaw Media Serivce

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Gavin Lanham sticks his face right into the competition in Friday’s Tiger Town Tangler match vs. the L-P Crunchin’ Cavs. He placed first in the Tot Division.

Wrestling roundup

Tigers take down Newman By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

The Princeton Tigers scored a 42-35 win over Three Rivers Conference rival Sterling Newman Friday night at Prouty Gym. Casey Pierre (0:54 at 182) and Dylan Williams (2:00 at 220) celebrated Senior Night with wins via pitfalls for the Tigers. Tyler Wood (106) also stuck his man at 2:30. The Tigers other four decisions came via forfeits. Princeton also took on LaSalle-

Peru, dropping a 48-33 decision. Drew Pranka got the Tigers going with a 3-0 decision at 160. Luke Hoffman (4:49) and Pierre (1:24) followed with pitfalls at 170- and 182-pound weight classes, respectively. Dylan Williams scored a first-period pinball at 0:18 at 220. Luke Marselle scored his second forfeit win at 113. Wood also received a forfeit win. “It was a great win over Newman. We are starting to turn the corner with our technique and aggressiveness. We won

the matches that we needed to win,” PHS coach Steve Amy said. “Against L-P we wrestled well and were in the dual until the end.” Princeton will be joined by Mendota and St. Bede at Saturday’s Polo 1A Regional. The Hall/Putnam County co-op moves up to 2A this year, competing at the LaSalle Regional. • Notes: Saturday’s Super Dual Meet at Putnam County was canceled due to the weather. Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com.

Boys basketball: Bureau Valley 58, Erie 28

Storm make up for lost time

By Brent Jamison sports@bcrnews.com

MANLIUS — It had been 10 days since the Bureau Valley Storm won on the road at stateranked Sterling Newman. To say they were anxious to get back on the court, and play against someone other than themselves in practice, would

be an understatement. On Friday night, the Storm showed no rust from the long layoff, scoring the first 11 points against Erie and never looking back in a 58-28 victory in Three Rivers North Division action at the Storm Cellar. The Storm have had three games postponed in January, which will

all be made up in a busy month of February, right before postseason play starts. Head coach Jason Marquis said his team has stayed focused during this stretch. The Storm have not lost a game in 2014, with Friday’s victory being their seventh straight. “It was a great victory for us,” said junior Blake

GRANVILLE — Revenge was on the mind of the Putnam County Panthers when they took the floor Saturday night to face the Henry Mallards for the championship of the Tri-County Conference basketball tournament. After being beaten by the Mallards earlier in the season, the Panthers came into the game with something to prove. They more and proved, defeating the Mallards 70-46. Head coach Josh Nauman said he talked to his team before the game and encouraged them to come out ready to go. “We didn’t think we played very well the last time against Henry, and our guys wanted to show that they were better than they represented themselves last time,” Nauman said. “Coming into the tournament we wanted a chance to play both those teams and prove we were better than the first time.” Harold Fay, who led his team in victory with 19 points, said the Panthers were out to impress the hometown crowd. “They beat us last time, we definitely wanted to keep them from getting that record,” said Fay, noting the all-time tournament scoring record Henry was chasing.

Tri-County Conference Tournament Championship: Putnam County 70, Henry 46 Third place: Peoria Christian 79, RoanokeBenson 63 Consolation: Marquette 50, Midland 45

PC’s defense kept the Mallards from scoring until 3:12 in the quarter when Jake Schlosser of the Mallards hit a basket for two points. The Panthers dominated the boards in comparison to the cold shooting Mallards and took in eight rebounds to the Mallards two in the quarter. In the second quarter, leading by five points, the Panthers continued their fast paced game that seemed to leave the cold shooting Mallards grasping as their defense started to come apart. The Mallards committed seven turnovers in the quarter that gave Putnam County opportunities for scoring. The Panthers took a 16-point lead at 40-24 into the locker room at the half. Nauman said the depth of the Panthers’ bench really helped in the game. “It was great to see Jacob Theobald step it up tonight. I think it (his 15 points) was a career high. We knew he was capable of that and he is one of our best shooters,” he said.

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Balensiefen, who led BV with eight rebounds against the Cardinals. “Coming out and not playing for two weeks, we were pretty excited. We were chomping at the bit, as coach would say.” The Storm (16-7, 7-0) had all five of their starters reach the scoring column in the first quarter,

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Boys basketball: St. Bede 72, Sherrard 51

Bruins stick to the game plan By Holli Rapp sports@bcrnews.com

PERU — For the St. Bede Bruins basketball team, a key to them winning basketball games is staying organized and getting a good shot. They did just that as they defeated the Sherrard Tigers in the TRAC home contest 72-51 on Friday night

Up 39-20 heading out of the locker room at halftime, the Bruins played solid, organized basketball throughout behind the guard play of Jarret Olson, Jack Brady and freshmen reserve Braidy Shipp. St. Bede coach Mike Kilmartin said his team played for three quarters of the game pretty well, defended and stayed organized.

St. Bede (10-12, 3-2 TRACN) allowed Sherrard to go on a 5-0 run to begin the third quarter before the guard combo of Brady and Olson connected on threepoint baskets from opposite corners to put the Bruins up 44-27. The Bruins were sloppy on the next two possessions resulting in turnovers and Sherrard went on

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Putnam County’s Evan Krieser gets off a shot over Henry in Saturday’s championship game of the TriCounty Conference tournament in Granville. PC won 70-46.


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Basketball notebook

Prophetstown draws top seed at regional By BCR Sports Staff sports@bcrnews.com

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Shaylynn Hartmann makes her moves in Friday’s match vs. the Crunchin’ Cavs. She placed third in the Novice Division.

Youth wrestling

Tanglers compete at Mendota By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

Nine Tiger Town Tanglers came home with blue ribbon at Sunday’s Mendota tournament. First-place finishes for TTT included Danny Cihocki, Nolan Kloepping, Izaiah Smallwood, Braden Boyles, Gavin Lanham, Matthew Harris, Kameron Wersinger, Ace Christiansen and Peyton Hammerich. Kody Mongan and Chaste Tatum came away with second-place finishes. Third-place-finishers were Shaylynn Hartmann, Mason Goodrum, Jimmy Kurth, Anthony Vujanov, Brody Reviglio, Alexander Peck, Kaegan Hansion and Robert Nelson. Conner Alter, Matthew Harris, Gavin Lanham, Brody Spencer, Chase Tatum and Cohen Vetter. Taking fourths were Giovanine Romagnoli,

Bruins

Prophetstown (22-2) drew the top seed for the St. Bede 2A girls regional basketball tournament. The tournament tips off Monday at the Academy where No. 4 Hall faces No. 5 Bureau Valley at 6 p.m. followed by No. 3 St. Bede vs. No. 6 Princeton at 8 p.m. The next night, Prophetstown draws the winner between Hall and Bureau Valley at 6 p.m. with No. 2 Riverdale to face the St. Bede/Princeton winner. The regional champion advances to the Aurora

Storm

Christian Sectional to face the Oregon Regional champion at 6 p.m. Feb. 18. In 1A, Putnam County gained the top seed at the Roanoke-Benson Regional, awaiting Monday’s winner between No. 4 Midland/ No. 5 Henry on Feb. 12. The Lady Panthers look to return home for the sectional in which they will host and would draw the Earlville Regional champion. At Earlville, LaMoille/ Ohio gained the No. 3 seed and a semifinal date on Feb. 12 vs. No. 2 Somonauk at 8 p.m. Indian Creek is the top seed. Win No. 100: Jason Burkiewicz notched his 100th career win

From Page 9 led by nine points from Tommy Johnston. Their defensive effort was just as impressive, allowing only three shots attempted total to Erie (1-21, 0-8) in the entire period. The Cardinals were also forced into 12 turnovers, which BV turned into numerous transition baskets. “I was a little nervous that the intensity wouldn’t be there but it was,” said Johnston, who scored a game-high 16 points. Johnston’s put-back with three seconds left in the first put the Storm up 22-4. BV then extended their lead to 39-9 by halftime, giving Marquis an opportunity to rotate his entire bench throughout the second half. “We have such good participants from the bench, it’s a testament to them and their willingness to be a part

at Annawan when the Bravettes topped Henry 67-27 Wednesday. The No. 1 ranked Bravettes added No. 101 by defeating Putnam County 66-50 without senior All-Stater Celina VanHyfte and will look to add to their win total as they chase the state championship. First conference win: The Bureau Valley girls basketball team (8-14, 1-9) held on Friday to beat Morrison 42-40 to earn their first conference win of the season in the Three Rivers North. Val Reuter scored 12 points, and Helena Osk Arnadottir 10. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

and be active when the minutes aren’t there,” Marquis said. “I think you see the reversal too, our first five are just as active communicating, and I think they are seeing that is what good teams do.” The victory keeps BV alone in first place in the Three Rivers North halfway through their conference schedule. A key game against Fulton awaits on Tuesday and a rematch with Newman will happen on Senior Night, Feb. 18. “The kids have put themselves in good position (in the conference),” Marquis said. “But, at the end of the day, who’s in first at the end of February means a lot more than who’s in first at the end of January.” Notes: The Storm dropped the sophomore contest 49-25. Trey Dale had 13 points for BV…The home date with Amboy that was postponed on Jan. 24 has been moved to Feb. 10.

TTT’s Augie Christiansen looks for the right angles wrestling against the Crunchin’ Cavs Friday at PHS. Jack May, Josh Walker, Jackson Mangold, Karter Monroe, Zachary Walker, Coby Hill, Bruce Wyatt, Mitchell Taylor, Triston Lasson, Brody Spencer and Michael Kurth. • Notes: TTT also hosted the LaSalle-Peru Crunchin Cavs and Sterling Newman Friday

From Page 9 another five-point run forcing the Bruin coaching staff to call a timeout with the hosts up 44-34. With Sherrard mixing up the defensive strategies to limit the scoring opportunities for Olson, St. Bede had a steady hand from Brady and senior Ethan Duttlinger to end the third quarter and begin the fourth quarter. The co-captains for the Bruins scored the next 12 points including two baskets from Duttlinger and a trio of baskets including two 3-point baskets and a reverse layup from Brady. “We took some good shots,” said Kilmartin of his team’s shot selection. Maintaining their composure and lead was something the Bruins did not do in their previous contest with the Tigers, which ended with an overtime loss in Sherrard, as they committed only 10 turnovers compared to 25 in the previous meeting. Kilmartin said during the last meeting his team led throughout, got beat on a last-second shot and didn’t keep their composure. but corrected that during this game. The Bruins, behind the very capable ball handling of Olson and Brady, were able to extend the lead to 20 behind two

night, sharing the spotlight with Princeton High School. ... The annual TTT Tournament will be held Sunday at Princeton High School starting at 9 a.m. Around 400 kids from grades K-8 will be competing. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

Duttlinger baskets off of assists from his two guards and two Shipp free throws. St. Bede finished the game off with baskets from Sam Halm, Gabe Brayboy and Joe Dudek sandwiched around a Clayton Bjustrom basket. St. Bede had three players hit double digits led by Olson (21 points), Brady (17) and Duttlinger (12). St. Bede had eight 3-point baskets Sherrard was led by Lucas Borass with 21 and Bjustrom with 14 including three long-range shots. Borass had 12 of his 21 points after halftime during his team’s run. Kilmartin appreciated the play of Duttlinger, the lone senior on the Bruins team, who had a nice return to the lineup after only practicing for about an hour and was able to get some rebounds. Junior Sam Halm added seven points and 12 deflections to the already balancing scoring and defensive outing for the Bruins. Notes: St. Bede won 62-39 in the sophomore contest to make a complete sweep. ... The Bruins, played for large crowd on the snowy night, as Friday night was the Bruin Cuties performance led by the St. Bede cheerleaders and moderator Jodi Slingsby. Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com

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Scoreboard

Helland 3, Lopez 3, Moreno 2. Saturday: Consolation - (4) Marquette 59, (6) Midland 45. Third place - (5) Peoria Christian 79, (3) Roanoke-Benson 63 Title - (2) Putnam County 70, (1) Henry 46

Basketball

High school boys Three Rivers South .........Conf. All

Rockridge ...........................7-0 21-0 Kewanee .............................6-1 15-4 Hall ....................................4-4 13-9 St. Bede . ............................3-4 10-12 Sherrard .............................2-3 7-8 Princeton ............................2-5 4-17 Orion ..................................0-5 3-14

Henry 13 11 10 12 - 46 Putnam County 18 22 17 13 - 70 PC: Biagini 4, Weide 6, Fay 19. DiazDeleon 4, Theobald 15, Garland 2, Verveka 6, Kreiser 8, Alison 3. Henry: Myers 2, Thompson 3, Schlosser 7, Guede 4, Helle 8, Henderson 7, Condit 15. All-tournament team: Harold Fay, Evan Krieser, Alec Veverka (Put. County), Nick Varvil (Midland), Michael Sypnniewski, Jacob Martini, Colin Mclean (Marquette); Jake Schlosser, Deven Guelde, Nathan Helle (Henry); Dakota Bennington (Peo. Christian), Klay Nafziger (R-B).

Saturday’s result

Prophetstown 48, Orion 42 Tuesday’s games

Hall at Orion, 7:30 Kewanee at Princeton, 7:30 Friday’s games

Sherrard at Hall, 7:30 St. Bede at Princeton, 7:30 Three Rivers North

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Showball’s chance The weather may have kept some Princeton High School basketball players from the gym last week, but not out of the game. Jake Farraher swept out his driveway court with the help of some friends, Skye Behrends and Lenny Mead.

Conf. All

Bureau Valley ...................7-0 Newman ........................... 8-1 Fulton . ............................6-2 Morrison.......................... 6-3 Prophetstown ...................2-5 Riverdale .........................2-6 Amboy .............................0-6 Erie .................................0-8

At Manlius

15-7 20-2 16-5 10-13 6-12 6-16 2-15 1-20

Erie 4 5 8 11 - 28 Bureau Valley 22 17 10 9 - 58 Bureau Valley (16-7, 7-0): Johnston 6-8 4-5 16, Neuhalfen 5-12 (0-4) 0-0 10, Young 3-9 (0-5) 1-2 7, Balensiefen 2-2 2-2 6, Miller 2-5 (1-4) 0-0 5, Johnson 2-4 (1-1) 0-0 5, Shynk 2-5 (1-4) 0-0 5, Cambron 1-1 0-0 2, Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Shipp 0-2 0-0 0, Shepard 0-1 (0-1) 0-0 0, Frank 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-56 (3-21) 7-9 58. Rebounds: 33 (Balensiefen 8). Turnovers: 14.

Friday’s results

Bureau Valley 58, Erie 28 Fulton 67, Riverdale 46 Morrison 55, Amboy 26 Newman 75, Prophetstown 47

Other scores

Mendota 85, Rock Falls 69. Mendota: Carroll 27, LaShonse 19, Reeder 10. Fieldcrest 63, Ridgeview 47

Saturday’s results

Panthers

From Page 9 The Panthers were in the driver’s seat, opening up a 19-point lead at 3:36 in the thirds quarter. Two keys included a strong number of assists and dominating the boards in rebounds on both the offensive and defensive side. The fourth quarter had PC with a 57-34 lead and the Henry crowd going quiet in the stands. At 3:19 remaining in the game, senior Evan Kreiser fouled out and the PC crowd and his team-

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mates gave him a strong ovation as he went to the bench. Henry’s Ryan Condit had 15 points for the Mallards. Notes: Peoria Christian defeated Roanoke-Benson 79-63 for third place while Marquette topped Midland 59-45 for the consolation title. ... PC’s Fay, Evan Krieser and Veverka were named to the all-tournament team. Henry placed Jake Schlosser, Deven Guelde and Nathan Helle. Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com

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

Prophetstown 48, Orion 42 West Carroll 57, Riverdale 56 Fulton 59, Stillman Valley 51

High school girls

Tuesday’s games

Amboy at Erie, 7:30 Bureau Valley at Fulton, 7:30 Newman at Morrison, 7:30 Prophetstown at Riverdale, 7:30

Three Rivers South .

Sherrard ......................... 10-0 Kewanee ..........................7-4 Rockridge ........................5-4 St. Bede . .........................5-4 Orion ...............................5-6 Hall .................................3-7 Princeton......................... 0-10

Friday’s games

Morrison at Bureau Valley, 7:30 Tri-County Conference Tournament at Granville

Friday: (4) Marquette 72, (8) Woodland 68 (6) Midland 55, (7) DePue 37. DePue: Raya 13, Reyes 9, Zimmer 4, Mendes 3,

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

Conf. All

Friday’s results

Sherrard 60, Kewanee 25 Saturday’s results

Putnam County at Hall, ppd

- 400 Merchandise

23-2 14-13 17-8 11-15 9-14 7-13 2-21

Monday’s games

Rockridge at Princeton Marquette at Hall St. Bede at Kewanee Tuesday’s games

Sherrard at Hall, 7:30 Thursday’s games

Hall at Erie, 7:30 Princeton at Bureau Valley, 7:30 St. Bede at Rockridge, 7:30 Three Rivers North Conf. All

Prophetstown .................. 12-0 Amboy .............................9-2 Riverdale......................... 8-3 Erie .................................8-4 Newman ...........................4-7 Morrison ..........................3-8 Bureau Valley................... 1-10 Fulton . ........................... 0-10

24-2 17-5 15-9 18-8 5-15 11-13 8-15 3-21

Saturday’s results

Bureau Valley 42, Morrison 40 Amboy 46, Erie 43 (OT) Monday’s games

Amboy at Riverdale Erie at Prophetstown Fulton at Morrison Newman at Bureau Valley At Manlius

Morrison 8 12 8 12 – 40 Bureau Valley 9 14 8 11 – 42 BUREAU VALLEY (8-15, 1-10): Bickett 1-3 1-2 3, Arnadottir 4-10 (1-5) 1-2 10, Dean 2-9 (1-2) 1-4 6, Bornsheuer 2-3 3-5 7, V. Reuter 4-12 4-8 12, DeVenney 0-1 (0-1) 0-1 0, S. Reuter 0-1 0-0 0, Kepner 0-9 (0-3) 2-4 2, Petros 1-7 0-2 2. Totals: 14-55 (2-11) 12-28 42. Other scores

Mendota 53, Stillman Valley 29. Mend (21-2, 8-1): Devitt 20, Bromoschenkel 14, Stallings 9. Putnam County at Hall, ppd

Volleyball

Junior high girls 7th grade: Princeton Logan def. Putnam County 20-25, 25-19, 25-14. 8th grade: Logan defeated Putnam County 21-25, 25-23, 26-24. Logan schedule: Tuesday home vs. Ottawa, 4:30 p.m.; Thursday at LaSalle, 4:15 p.m.; Friday at Streator 4:30 p.m.

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433 • Furniture Used Office Furniture for Sale. 6 Desks; 8 Reception Chairs; 3 Desk Chairs; Table, Bookcase; and more. Good condition and great prices. Saturday, February 8, 9am-noon at: 306 South McCoy, Granville. 815-339-6630

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Princeton Summer Positions Field Safety Technician: Focuses on field safety during the growing season. Must have strong communication skills and be able to react quickly to correct an unsafe working environment. Responsibilities include working with field crews and conducting safety audits around seed field activities. Preferred candidate would have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing or occupational health. Field Scout/Area Assistant: Assists in monitoring pest activity or detasseling activity and data collection. Applicants should have a strong interest in agriculture and be working toward a bachelor’s degree in an ag related field. Ability to work overtime hours in outdoor conditions is required during peak season. Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required. Apply in person at 2700 Pioneer Drive, Princeton, IL For questions, call 815-875-2845 EOE/AA


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FARM RAISED BEEF by the quarter, half or the whole live weight. February 6 & 20th butcher dates at Sheffield. Call Ken 815-878-7207 knkfarm5@nbsmail.net

444 • Farm Equipment New & Used Grain Bins Hutchinson Augers, Pole Buildings, Grain Equipment. Best Pricing Now! Brummel Ag Sales & Repair, 815-878-7207

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

450 • Under $1000 24” Snowblower, Top Flight, newer motor, 2 years old. 196cc, $200. Call 815-638-2758 3 Mr. Heater contractor series 75,000/125,000 BTU/HR used very little, excellent condition. $150 each. Call 815-445-2053 7hp 24”, 2 stage snow blower, Simplicity $250; single stage, Jacobsen Sno-Burst, $50. Call 815-894-3403 Black flat panel TV stand 30", $75; black desk chair $40; Hoover upright vacuum, Windtunnel, $75. Call 815-879-8722 New Whirlpool washer/ older Kenmore dryer, electric. $417 or best offer. Call 815-915-8215 Pink and white Little Tikes toy box with shelf. $32 or best offer. Call 304-871-0879

Scooter 150cc, 2008 Jhaling Vento, 1,100 miles. Excellent condition. $900. Call 309-288-5711

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PUBLIC AUCTION PUTNAM COUNTY FARMLAND 42.62 +/- Acres - Section 26 and 27 Magnolia Township

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FARM LOCATION: Farm parcel is located at the Junction of IL Rte 89 and IL Rte 18 (the North East corner) at Magnolia, IL OR part of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 26 and Part of the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 27, Magnolia Township. FARM DESCRIPTION: 42.62 +/- acres with 25.76 +/- tillable acres. Tillable soils include Birbeck, Sawmill and Catlin with a Surety Productivity Index of 118.3. The balance of the farm acres is timber and the farm has access off both Rte 89 and Rte 18. TAXES: Tax ID #04-16-080-000 and #04-16-250-000. $310.06 paid in 2013. Plat locations, Aerial Photos, Soil Maps and other information available @ rickrediger.com TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1.) This tract will be sold on a per surveyed acre basis. 2.) Survey provided by Seller. 3.) The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard purchase agreement contract. 10% of the contract purchase price will be due immediately following the auction. The balance will be due and payable on or before April 7, 2014. 4.) The seller shall provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price of the subject property. 5.) The estimated 2013 real estate taxes due and payable in 2014 will be credited by the Seller to the Buyer. All subsequent real estate taxes will be the responsibility of the Buyer. 6.) The property is being sold in “AS IS” condition, with no implied warranties of any kind. 7.) The information is believed to be accurate. However, we strongly urge all prospective buyers to thoroughly research all pertinent data and to draw their own conclusions. 8.) All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any previously printed material. 9.) For additional information or to view the property contact Rick Rediger, Auctioneer at 815-699-7999 or Scott Brummel. Sellers:

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767 • Mobile Home Sales **************** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call, HUD tollfree at 800 669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 800 927-9275 STOP RENTING! Use your tax refund to finance one of the following homes: Schult, 12'x60', 2 bedroom, 1 bath;. Hollypark, 14'x70', 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with hardwood laminate floors, large deck, carport & shed; Fairmont, 14'x72', 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with fireplace, carport and shed; Skyline, 16'x80', 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with new hardwood laminate floors. Offering financing for all homes, located in Maple Acres MHP. Easy application process & affordable monthly payments! Call 875-1502 for more information

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SEATONVILLE 2-3 bedroom. Contract Sale. Best qualified with highest down payment gets the house. 507 South Peru Street. $60,000 sale price. $600 per month. Call 815-664-2808

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) RICHARD L. GIBONS,) Deceased. ) NO. 14-P-1 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Richard L. Gibons. Letters of Office were issued on January 7, 2014 to Richard F. Gibons, 1110 W. Willow Lane, Peoria, Illinois 61614, as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before August 15, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014.

s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 4, 11 and 18, 2014.

Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014. /s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk William S. Beneke ARDC #6182046 RUSSELL, ENGLISH, SCOMA & BENEKE, P.C. Ten Park Avenue West Princeton, IL 61356 (815) 875-4555 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 4, 11 and 18, 2014.

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.

PRINCETON Modern & Clean 2 bedroom. Hardwood floors, garage, all kitchen appliances included. No pets. No smoking. $695/month + utilities. Call 815-878-1984

TISKILWA For Sale. Newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Central air. Appliances included. Attached heated garage. Call 815-8782569, leave message

PRINCETON Two apartments for rent. (1) 1 bedroom, (1) 2 bedroom. Deposit & references required. 815-879-7491

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

PRINCETON 1 bedroom, recently remodeled. Great neighborhood. Lease, deposit. $425. 810 South Euclid. Call 217-766-8497 PRINCETON 1 bedroom, upstairs. $450 plus deposit. Heat, water included. No smoking. No pets. Call 815-879-8616

RURAL PRINCETON 5 bedrooms. Princeton school district. References & security deposit, $850 per month. Call RAY FARM MANAGEMENT SERVICES Call 815-872-3276

PRINCETON 2 bedroom, $570. 437 East Marion. Heat, water, garbage, covered parking, laundry. No pets. Call 309-912-8017 PRINCETON 2 bedroom. heat & utilities included. Deposit, no pets. $625 a month. Call 815-3037066 / 815-303-7621

859 • Condo/Duplex Rent PRINCETON 2 bedroom, 1 bath, attached garage. No smoking, no pets. $610/ month. 815-875-1106

PRINCETON 3 bedroom apartment for rent. 628 South Church Street. $600/month plus utilities. Satellite dish, off-street parking. Call Tom 815- 878-7557

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PRINCETON 441 East Marion. 2 bedroom. $550. Heat, water, garbage. Laundry. Covered parking. No pets. 309-288-3008

TISKILWA 675 sq. ft. Office space. 141 East Main Street. $350/month plus utilities. Call Tom 815- 878-7557

PRINCETON Apartment. Utilities furnished. Upstairs, $600. Phone 815-875-1336

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) EURITH EDNA ) STRADER, ) Deceased ) NO. 2013-P-60 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Eurith Edna Strader. Letters of Office were issued on June 28, 2013, to Frank L. Strader, 305 Liberty Street, Walnut, Illinois, as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before August 6, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the

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

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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS ONEWEST BANK, FSB (D/B/A FINANCIAL ) FREEDOM, A DIVISION OF ONEWEST ) BANK, FSB ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD ) CLAIMANTS, et al ) Defendants ) 13 CH 00027 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 31, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on March 4, 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 106 N. MAIN STREET, WALNUT, IL 61376 Property Index No. 03-08-431-007. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-05044. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-13-05044 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 13 CH 00027 TJSC#: 33-24711 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. I583522 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 2014.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC., ) Plaintiff, ) -v.- ) JAMES R. HOFFMAN, LYNETTE M. ) HOFFMAN ) Defendant ) 13 CH 32 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 19, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on February 18, 2014, at the Bureau Courthouse, 700 South Main Street (East Door), PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL 1: THAT PARTS OF LOTS 8, 9, AND 10 OF THE SUBDIVISION OF LOT 3 IN THE ORIGINAL LOTS 79 AND 80 IN THE CITY OF PRINCETON, COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 8; RUNNING THENCE EAST ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOTS 8, 9, AND 10, 164 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 FEET; THENCE WEST 164 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 8; THENCE NORTH 50 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: THAT PART OF LOTS 8, 9 AND 10 IN THE SUBDIVISION OF SUBLOT THREE (3) OF LOTS 79 AND 80 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN, (NOW CITY) OF PRINCETON, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 8, RUNNING THENCE EAST ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOTS 8, 9 AND 10, 164 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE EAST 16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 FEET; THENCE WEST 16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1017 S. CHURCH, Princeton, IL 61356 Property Index No. 16-16-378-020. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $149,130.56. 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, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 13-6639. 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. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 Attorney File No. 13-6639 Case Number: 13 CH 32 TJSC#: 34-31 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. I584926 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 2014.

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-05044. 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. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-13-05044 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 13 CH 00027 TJSC#: 33-24711 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. I583522 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 2014.

its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s; (b) the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the HUD Community Planning and Development Director at 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 4, 2014.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS ONEWEST BANK, FSB (D/B/A FINANCIAL ) FREEDOM, A DIVISION OF ONEWEST ) BANK, FSB ) Plaintiff, ) -v.- ) UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD ) CLAIMANTS, et al ) Defendants ) 13 CH 00027 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 31, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on March 4, 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: SUB-LOT TWO (2) IN THE SUBDIVISION OF LOT FORTY-EIGHT (48) IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF BREWERSVILLE, NOW VILLAGE OF WALNUT; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 106 N. MAIN STREET, WALNUT, IL 61376 Property Index No. 03-08-431-007. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 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

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (January 30, 2014) Terri Lawrence Pres/CEO Tri-County Opportunities Council 405 Emmons Ave Rock Falls, Il. 61071 (815-625-7830) On or about February 12, 2014, Tri-County Opportunities Council will request THE Illinois Housing Development Authority to submit a request to the HUD Regional Office, 77 West Jackson St., Chicago, IL to authorize the release of HOME Investment Partnership funds under Title (II) of the (National Affordable Housing Act) of 19(90), as amended, to undertake a project known as (TriCounty Opportunities Council Single Family Owner Occupied Program HO-50852), for the purpose rehabilitation assistance for the benefit of low- and very low-income buyers of single family dwellings in Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark and Whiteside Counties, Illinois. $250,000 has been set aside for this moderate rehabilitation, and program related administrative expenses. The activities proposed ARE CATEGORICALLY EXCLUDED UNDER HUD REGULATIONS AT 24 CFR PART 58 FROM NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT REQUIREMENTS An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Tri-County Opportunities Council 405 Emmons Ave Rock Falls, Illinois and may be examined or copied weekdays (8:00) a.m. to (4:00) p.m. CONDITIONS The current Environmental Review Record represents the first of a two-tiered review. The Environmental Review identifies which statutes will be reviewed and what steps taken to complete the review for each specific site. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Homeownership Department, Illinois Housing Development Authority, Suite 700, 401 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611. All comments received by February 11, 2014 will be considered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority prior to submission of a request for release of funds to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Illinois Housing Development Authority certifies to HUD that Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer or Assistant Treasurer in HIS/ HER capacity as Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer or Assistant Treasurer consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows Tri-County Opportunities Council to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Department of Housing and Urban Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC., ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) JAMES R. HOFFMAN, LYNETTE M. ) HOFFMAN ) Defendant ) 13 CH 32 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 19, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on February 18, 2014, at the Bureau Courthouse, 700 South Main Street (East Door), PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1017 S. CHURCH, Princeton, IL 61356 Property Index No. 16-16-378-020. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $149,130.56. 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, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 13-6639. 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. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 5419710 Attorney File No. 13-6639 Case Number: 13 CH 32 TJSC#: 34-31 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. I584926 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 2014.


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