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Hole-y cow! Potholes abound! By Donna Barker

PRINCETON —There’s not much that can be done right now about the potholes on the streets of Princeton.

At Monday’s meeting of the Princeton City Council, Mayor Keith Cain said he knows there are a lot of potholes forming on the city streets due to the winter weather. Unfortunately, there will prob-

ably be more potholes before the winter is finished he said. “As we all know, it’s been a rough winter,” the mayor said. “We are aware there’s a lot of potholes, but there really

isn’t much we can do about that right now with the (weather) conditions we have.” The mayor urged motorists to drive carefully and slowly, which they should be doing any-

way, he said. Princeton isn’t the only municipality which is having a problem with potholes, Cain said. The winter weather has also caused a delay in planned sewer proj-

ect improvements. Hopefully, the snow will melt slowly, so the sewer lines can handle it, Cain said. Also addressing the winter weather and

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The push to cleanup SV By Goldie Currie

SPRING VALLEY — The push to cleanup Spring Valley’s downtown was on the minds of aldermen at Monday’s council meeting. Alderman Dan McFadden brought the topic to light by voicing his concerns about the dilapidated, empty buildings in the downtown and asked what could be done to either help get rid of the structures or fix them up to look more presentable. Spring Valley City Attorney Jim Andreoni presented two options on what actions the council could take. The council could exercise their property, maintenance and occupancy code and threaten owners with fines in order to get the cleanup process moving. If property owners are not in a position to pay the fines or fix up the building, the second option the council could proceed with would be to buy the property, pay the taxes and demolish the structure — which is the direction the council is currently taking to get rid of the Limberg building. While the second option sounded ideal, Andreoni warned about the high expense. “And these are not great options because eventually what you’re going to end up with is owning a bunch of vacant lots downtown,” he said. With both alternatives not showing a solid solution to the matter, McFadden asked what the council could do to step

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When will it ever end? Bob Fenwick of Princeton takes yet another snowblower sweep down the West Peru Street sidewalk by his house to clear the new snow which fell Tuesday and Wednesday morning across Illinois. An estimated 6 inches were recorded in Princeton, with some areas of Bureau County reporting up to 8 inches of new snow. Once again, schools around the county were cancelled Wednesday due to the weather. Bureau County is expected to get a short reprieve from new snowfall until Saturday, when more snow is expected.

Snow, below zero and a water main break Sheffield remedies problem By Andrew Fisher

SHEFFIELD — The winter of 2013-14 has been the cause of many nuisances and headaches. Many of those annoyances have become so commonplace they are uncountable and hardly worth recounting. Last Friday, Mother Nature dealt the village of Sheffield maintenance crew a problem worth recounting.

The problem worth relating was the challenge involved in fixing a water main break buried deep below the rock solid frost line. The water main break was in the vicinity of the alley between Main and Washington streets. Fixing the break was made even more difficult to resolve due to heavy snows, which began to accumulate Saturday. The break, which was discovered around noon Friday, took until Sunday to fix. Village Mayor Bill Rosenow informed the village board Monday night the village maintenance

crew soon realized that fixing the 4-inch waterline break would be difficult to remedy. The crew consisted of Leif Porter, Tom DeMay and Mike Minnaert. Rosenow offered logistical and phone support. The water main break took an unusually long time to repair because the village lacked the equipment to speedily solve the problem due to the harsh weather conditions. The crew’s challenge was increased because it also didn’t know the exact location of

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Schlund selected as Monsanto program winner Malden teachers donates winnings to local food pantry By Goldie Currie

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Barbara Schlund (far right) was selected as Bureau County’s winner for America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. As a winner, Schlund was given $2,500 to donate to a local nonprofit organization of her choice. She chose to make her donation to the Tri-County Opportunities Council. Pictured is Vanessa Hoffeditz (center), director of Tri-County Opportunities Council, and Brian Joehl, a representative of Monsanto.

PRINCETON — Every year, one farmer in the county is selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The winner is given $2,500 to donate to a local nonprofit organization of their choice. This year, Barbara Schlund of Selby Township was the winner and chose to donate her monies to the Tri-County Opportunities Council. As a teacher at Malden Grade School, Schlund said she is faced with hungry children every day. “This was a win-win situation for me,” she said. “It seemed like the right mix, and I want to make sure everyone gets a chance to eat.” Vanessa Hoffeditz of Tri-County Opportunities Council was thankful for the donation, which will actually purchase $25,000 worth of food. She explained every dollar donated to the food pantry can purchased $10 worth of food. The food pantry serves 10 communities throughout Bureau County, including Dover, Kasbeer, Malden, Manlius, New Bedford, Ohio, Princeton, Tampico, Tiskilwa and Van Orin.

Last month, the food pantry served 438 individuals. Based on the monthly average of individuals who are served at the food pantry, 35 percent are children under the age of 17. Brian Joehl, a representative of the Monsanto Co., explained the Monsanto Fund is the philanthropic arm of the company. The fund, which started in 2010, is made up of employee donations and fines collected from farmers participating in illegal practices. The program covers eligible farmers in 1,289 counties across 39 states. “We want as many farmers to sign up for this opportunity,” he said. “If one county only has one farmer sign up, then that farmer is the winner. If there are 1,000 farmers in one county, they we have a drawing to select that one winner.” More than 82,000 farmers across the country participated in the program this year. The purpose of the program is to recognize and celebrate the important contributions farmers make to rural America, and to help them grow their communities by supporting local organizations that are important to them. Comment on this story at

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Projects, upgrades and repairs Park district reviews and looks ahead By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The Princeton Park Board has reviewed a year’s worth of projects and accomplishments — more than 50 in number. At Monday’s meeting, Elaine Russell, executive director, presented the annual review of projects and activities, which ranged from mechanical and operational upgrades, to program improvements and adjustments, to equipment purchases, safety reviews and marathons. Those projects and accomplishments are just the tip of the iceberg on all that was accomplished during the 2013 year, Russell said. The largest and most costly project of the year was the Phase 1 resurfacing of the Metro Center parking lot, which was done in August and

“Many times we have something that fails, and we need to do a quick repair. But then it must be put into the following year’s budget, so we can constantly keep upgrading every aspect of our facility.” Elaine Russell required the closing of the Metro Center to the public for a few days. Phase 2 of the project will include the resurfacing of the remainder of the Metro Center parking lot and will come from the 2014-15 fiscal year budget. Following close behind as the largest and most costly projects were the extensive upgrades in lighting, repairs to both the Alexander and Metro Center pools, and the purchase of a new tractor and 15-foot pull-behindmower deck. Other projects included roofing upgrades for dugouts at West Side Park; planting of trees through-

out Zearing Park from the City-County Park’s nursery; and purchasing new cardio equipment. Looking ahead to the 2014 year, Russell said finishing Phase 2 of the Metro Center parking lot will be huge. As before, replacing equipment and general upkeep of the Metro Center building is ongoing. “The Metro Center is 25 years old this year, and maintenance is so important. Many times we have something that fails, and we need to do a quick repair. But then it must be put into the following year’s budget, so we can constantly keep upgrading every aspect of

our facility,” Russell said. “This is not only true for the Metro Center but all of our park buildings as well.” It’s important to remember the Metro Center and the parks within the Princeton Park District are used by the public year-round, not just in the good weather, Russell said. Just this fall and winter alone, the district had 45 children playing dodge ball; 20 participating in a youth basketball clinic; eight teams that included 70 children playing on a basketball league; 40 swim lesson participants; a Saturday evening Dive-In movie with 40 guests; and a men’s basketball league that just started with eight teams, Russell said. In other business at Monday’s meeting, the park board discussed the sessions they attended while at the Jan. 23-25 annual Illinois Association of Park Districts/Illinois Park and Recreation Association conference in Chicago. Comment on this story at

Walnut hears alley status Which police car to buy? By Nita Wyatt

WALNUT— Superintendent Carl Minks reported to the board the bid he received for reclaiming of some village alleys. Minks has been working to obtain a bid from McDonald Trucking and Paving of Ohio, Ill., for the reclaiming, reshaping and compaction of several alleys within the village. The bid in the amount of $10,032 was approved unanimously at its Feb. 3 meeting. This bid does not include the seal coating of these alleys. That portion of the alley project was included in the county bid letting for seal coating projects. The bid letting date has not been received as of yet, but Minks is hopeful that a cost-effective bid will be received, as it was included in the larger seal coat package for the entire county. After this entire alley project is completed, including the seal coating, these alleys will be available for use by cars only. Village garbage trucks will not be allowed on these reconstructed alleys. Lori Wood, representative from the Walnut

Chamber of Commerce, attended the meeting to ask the board about the status of the revisions to be done on the proposed community survey. This survey had previously been presented to the board for approval or possible revisions. Acting board President, Dennis Grobe requested Wood contact him on Feb. 4, and he will provide her with the changes the board recommends. Wood agreed to do that and further stated the Chamber of Commerce will be sending out its membership letter to all village residents in the local mail on Feb. 8.

Walnut Police Chief Tom Ptasnik requested he be given permission to have a vendor representative attend the next Law and Order Committee meeting to discuss the upgrading of the village police radio equipment and system. The board agreed to have Ptasnik make arrangements for this representative. The Law and Order Committee will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the village meeting room. Ptasnik also mentioned he had again contacted the local Ford dealer, Fisch Motors, and verified their bid on a new Ford squad car was

$28,000. Previously, bids had been received from a Ford dealer in DeKalb which is assigned by the state contract for squad cars, and also from a Dodge dealer. Those two bids are in the amount of $24,000 and $22,000, respectively. The Ford vehicles have more interior room and are allwheel drive, and the Dodge vehicle would be equipped with a larger engine. The board is still considering this purchase and will discuss it at the scheduled Law and Order Committee meeting. Comment on this story at

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Accident releases cattle on I-80 ISP issues warnings LADD — The Illinois State Police has issued a couple warnings to motorists, including one about an early Wednesday morning accident which left cows roaming on Interstate 80. According to the Illinois State Police report, a semi-truck hauling cattle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80, at Mile Marker 65 in eastern Bureau County, when the semi-truck left the roadway, traveled in the center median and rolled over, allowing many of the cows to escape the trailer. ISP Trooper Craig Graham said efforts were made to recapture all of the cattle, however due to the weather conditions at the time, it is unknown if there are any cattle what remain loose in that area. Caution is recommended in that area as a collision with a cow can be very severe, Graham said. The roll-over accident happen at about 1:47 a.m. Wednesday. The truck was driven by Dale Bramhall of Edinburgh, Ind. In a separate press release issued Wednesday morning, the ISP reminded motorists of the “move-over law” which requires drivers to slow down, change lanes away from emergency vehicles and proceed with caution when they see emergency

lights activated. Also, drivers should take the necessary safety precautions when traveling on interstates and state roads during the winter weather, the ISP stated. Some of those precautions include traveling with a charged cell phone, car charger, food, water, warm clothing and blankets in case they become stranded for a long period of time. State troopers and emergency crews will work around the clock to help keep motorists safe, but motorists must do their part, plan accordingly, and make safety a priority by driving at a safe speed, allowing plenty of space between vehicles to safely maneuver, and ensuring vehicle lights are functioning properly, the ISP release stated. Reducing speed, avoiding distractions, wearing seat belts, and practicing safe driving habits are all crucial, especially when roads and interstates are snow and ice covered, and visibility is reduced, Graham said. Drivers should watch for black ice when approaching intersections, offramps, bridges and curves, and avoid abrupt steering and braking. Motorists must also watch for snow removal equipment and emergency vehicles, and exit the road to a safe location if driving conditions become too hazardous, the trooper stated.

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Road closed! Route 34 headed to Mendota from Princeton has been closed sporadically in the past week, so the Illinois Department of Transportation could push the very high mounds of snow away from the road, in preparation for more new snow. On Tuesday, the road was closed at the Malden turn-off, just before Dover.

Spring Valley From Page 1 in and possibly save the buildings from getting to a deteriorating state. He said they wouldn’t have even known about the damage to the Limberg building if there hadn’t been a fire, and witnessed the amount of deterioration on the inside. “Are we just going to let them go until someone gets hurt in them or we have a major problem?” he asked. Andreoni brought up using a city ordinance, which gives the right to inspect buildings in the 100 and 200 blocks of St. Paul Street. Alderman Mike Herrmann said the city needs to get after the building owners earlier when the buildings are still viable and can be sold to someone interested in repairing the structure.

Council From Page 1 snows, Commissioner Ray Mabry commended the street department, as well as the other departments assisting the street department, for their hard work in clearing the streets during this snowy winter. The street department’s new dump truck with attached plow has really helped with snow removal. In other business, Commissioner Joel Quiram asked for an update on the city’s new water treatment plant, which he said is not up and running yet and is several months behind schedule. Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson said there are a couple small “nuisance” items which are being addressed, specifi-

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In other business the board: • Agreed to purchase the property at 202 E. St. Paul St. for $1. • Agreed to donate $200 to Cops 4 Cancer. • Agreed to change the next regular council meeting to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 due to Presidents Day.

“Or once they get to a point and walk away from it, it could be ours,” he said. The board agreed to start the process and implement an inspection plan in the buildings. Comment on this story at

cally in areas of software communication which is not working quite right yet. It’s minor, but until those issues are resolved, the city can’t make water and rely on the new plant for a day-to-day operations, Clawson said. He met with Vissering Construction last week to discuss the final terms of the contract, and the city is still withholding a $300,000 payment until the minor communication issues are resolved, Clawson said. On Tuesday, Clawson said the city will be making water in the new water treatment plant prior to taking the old plant completely out of service. The switchover will take some time, with the transition to be done slowly just as a precaution, he said. Comment on this story at

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Boys + snow = it’s never too cold! Even though many adults are tiring of Mother Nature’s fury this year, this quintet of boys never seem to mind the winter weather. Snow forts, snowball fights and other winter games appeared to be on the mind of these young fellows, while much of the rest of the Midwest was tucked warmly inside their homes. This photo is reminiscent of the olden days, when it was never too cold for children to go outside to play.

Sheffield From Page 1 the break. All the team knew was that the pipe had to be at least 4 feet below surface level. After a disappointing Friday afternoon of digging in the chilly weather, the maintenance crew halted at sundown. They went back at it Saturday making little progress. The village’s backhoe simply wasn’t up to the task of pounding through 33 inches of frost. Saturday’s efforts at resolution were further frustrated by yet another heavy snowfall. Rosenow told the council he and the crew left voicemails with neighboring villages and businesses to send in larger earth-moving equipment. Unfortunately, due to weekend schedules during which many businesses are closed, few calls were returned. The crew kept at the problem undeterred by the weather and the frozen earth. They eventually turned the water line back on to thaw out the soil near the break. The crew finally located and fixed the leak Sunday. Rosenow put a positive note on the challenge caused by Mother Nature. He said the village had gathered the names of

contacts it can call on in the event of another such emergency. The village now knows of a business with a crawler in nearby Tiskilwa and another business in the Quad Cities that can locate a water line break to within 2 feet. Because of the need to keep all available hands on the task, Rosenow was put behind the wheel of the village snow plow to keep streets clear during Saturday’s snow storm. Rosenow was quick to point out the time was entirely voluntary. Rosenow further informed the board the village maintenance crew was aware of another small water leak located on South Reed Street. Rosenow also told the board he received a call from Karl Rahr of the village library board concerning an issue with the library building. Rahr told Rosenow the library staff has noticed a sagging trim board in the vicinity of the library’s main ceiling. As the ceiling reaches a height of 14 feet, the library asked the village to get a trustee to take a look at the board and make a determination as to how to fix it. The library doesn’t have a ladder high enough to reach the ceiling. Trustee Jake Osborn

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said he would investigate the woodwork and report back to the board. Rosenow said while the village owns the library building proper, the library is liable for repairs. The library would be liable because it has its own tax base. In the complaint department, one trustee said he heard fears the teardown of the Smith property would result in a large hole once the existing structure was raised. Rosenow advised the board that such would not be the case. The lot would be cleared to ground level and any hole would be filled. Another villager informed a trustee of concerns about the timeli-

ness of dumpster emptying. Village Clerk Pat Stier said those with dumpsters are permitted 10 dumpster empties every two months. Anything beyond that amount needs to be cleared with the village superintendent. One last concern was raised over the liability of the village for sidewalk repairs. Rosenow said property owners are not to fix sidewalks at their own expense and then bill the village. Any repairs to village property, such as a sidewalk, have to be approved by the village first. The next board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 17. Comment on this story at

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Obituaries Agnes House

Winifred Collins

Raymond Findlay

William Harding

PRINCETON — Agnes S. House, 93, of Princeton, formerly of Tiskilwa, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Princeton. Agnes was born on June 3, 1920, in Standardsville, Va., to Harry K. and Berniece Agnes (Moyers) Shelton. She graduHouse ated from William Monroe High School in 1937 and attended Strayers Business College in Washington, D.C. She went to work for the War Department in Washington until she married Harry R. House on Sept. 1, 1945. Upon his release from the Coast Guard, they moved to Bradford and eventually farmed in Tiskilwa until retiring in 1982. She was a homemaker most of her life, but was employed at Husser’s Flower Shop and Perry Memorial Hospital. She was a very active member in her church, Bradford Baptist, and also attended the Princeton Bible Church. Through the years she also was involved in Home Bureau Extension, the Tiskilwa Woman’s Club, many committees at her church, and, in her later years, loved to visit the Princeton and Bradford Senior Centers. She was a lover of people and a friend to many. Her servant’s heart always thought of others and truly was a woman with a southern style and charm. She is survived by her children, Janet (Robert) Skaggs of Princeton and Roger (Donna) House of Placerville, Calif.; her much loved grandchildren include Laurie Geuther of Wyanet, Mike (Chris) Skaggs of Normal, Jamie Skaggs of Scottsdale, Ariz., Crissa (Ian) Cardosi of Princeton, Daniel (Connie) House of Bakersfield, Calif., Amber House of Placerville, Calif., Mike (Laura) House of Plainfield and Terry (Randy) Vetter of Davis Junction; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; her son, James; one great-grandson; and one great-greatgrandson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her family to be dispersed to her church, two senior centers and cancer research.

PRINCETON — Winifred Ann “Winnie” (Johnson) Collins passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Silverado Senior Living in Sugar Land, Texas. Winnie was born on May 26, 1929, in Princeton to Homer and Darlene (Sanden) Johnson. She graduated valedictorian from Bureau Township High School in 1947. She attended Bradley University in Peoria, where she met her husband, Franklin H. Collins Jr. They married Oct. 14, 1950, in Tiskilwa. She supported Frank during his service with the military and his 41-year career with the Boy Scouts of America. During that time, they moved many times and enjoyed living in California, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York and Texas. They were members of the First Baptist Church wherever they lived. Winnie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; an infant son, Jeffrey Lee; her parents; and two brothers, Gail and John B. Johnson. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Laurinda C. and Brad Lankford of Houston, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald H. and Sharon Johnson; three sisters-in-law, Jeanne Johnson and Marjorie Johnson, all of Princeton, and Shirley Martin of Joliet; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Elm Lawn Memorial Chapel in Princeton with the Rev. Aaron Jackson officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations may be made payable to Baylor College of Medicine and mailed to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center, c/o BCM Office of Development, MSC #800, P.O. Box 4976, Houston, TX 77210. The Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

WATERMAN — Raymond G. “Rick” Findlay, 81, of Waterman, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Prairie Crossing Nursing Home in Shabbona. He was born on March 12, 1932, in Wheatland Township, the son of James E. and Catherine (Becker) Findlay Sr. Rick was united in marriage on June 16, 1962, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Joliet, to the former Judith Donnelly Novak and they spent the next 51 happy years together. Rick was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Findlay was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee, and formerly a member of its Parish Council. Rick served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1955 until 1957, having been stationed in Germany. He farmed in the Waterman area for many years. Rick was formerly employed for 8 years by Dolder Electric and later by Rossi Pizza, both in Waterman. Findlay was very involved in his community as a Waterman Little League Coach, a 4-H Leader, and was a Clinton Township Board member. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Rick was very involved with his children and grandchildren, attending many of their activities. He is survived by his wife, Judy Findlay of Waterman; his daughters, Patti (Brian) Blumhorst of Mendota, Ginger (Slade) Browder of Waterman, and Susan (David) Lilja of Paw Paw; his grandchildren, Jessica (Patrick) Hagerty of Aurora, Chance Blumhorst of Rockford, Brianne Blumhorst of Mendota, Katie Browder of Waterman, Zachary Lilja of Paw Paw, Trae Blumhorst of Mendota, and Matthew Browder of Waterman; his brother, Vernon (Ada) Findlay of Plainfield; sistersin-law, Jean Findlay of Plainfield, and Nadine Findlay of Lockport; a special cousin, Clara Ann Babel of Big Rock; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Catherine Findlay; his son, Jack Findlay; six brothers, John, Robert, Joseph, James, Ralph and William Findlay; and two sisters, Dorothy (Leo) Pope and Bernice (Bill) Book. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at St. James Catholic Church, 231 W. Kirke Gate, Lee, with the Rev. Bonaventure Okoro officiating. Interment will follow in the St. James Catholic Cemetery in Lee. Friends may visit from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 W. Garfield St., Waterman. A memorial tribute in Rick’s name will be established by his family.

KEWANEE — William L. Harding, 69, of Kewanee passed away at 7:34 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Toulon Health Care Center in Toulon. There will be no services. The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.

Police reports Spring Valley Police Trespassing

Joseph L. Kohr, 18, of Spring Valley was charged with trespassing in Stough Group Senior Housing Complex at 9:26 p.m. Jan. 31.

Warrant arrest

Following a traffic stop, Lee A. Hamilton, 35, of St. Louis, Mo., was picked up on Mautino Drive near Third Street at 2:16 a.m. Feb. 1 on a St. Charles County, Mo. no bond warrant for property damage first degree

Princeton Police Accident

A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Barbara S. Wray, 53, of Princeton and Emily B. Walzer, 26, of Utica occurred in the 900 block of North Main Street at 3:20 p.m. Jan. 31. Wray was ticketed for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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Iowa teen enters guilty plea PRINCETON — An Iowa teen has entered a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The 17-year-old of Lorimar, Iowa, entered an open plea of guilty to the Class 2 felony on Jan. 17 before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei, who ordered the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentencing hearing for 10:15 a.m. March 7. The teen was represented in court by Public Defender Michael Henneberry. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann. On July 3, 2013, it was reported to the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department that a 7-year-old Bureau County female was sexually abused by the teen. Upon investigation by the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department, it was determined he had sexual contact with the victim but without penetration. The teen was arrested July 10, 2013. 

Francis Mills Sr. CHAMPAIGN — Francis Raymond “Frank” Mills Sr. of Champaign passed away at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton. He was born June 6, 1932, in Tiskilwa to Fred Raymond and Frances Marion (Barthelman) Mills. He married Mary Louise Syler Francis in 1953 in Tiskilwa, with Mills Sr. whom he had six children. He later married Darlene Coffin of Urbana. Survivors include his wife, Darlene (Coffin) Mills of Champaign; his children, Francis Raymond (Shirley) Mills Jr. of El Cajon, Calif., Patricia Ann Kemp of Bloomington, Judith Irene Mills of Princeton, James Russell (Cindy) Mills of Springfield, Carol Lee (Steve) Atkins of Strongsville, Ohio, and Thomas Alan Mills of Princeton; a brother, Richard A. (Barbara) Mills of Princeton; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. His parents, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Frank served for 21 years in the U.S. Navy as a fire control technician, retiring in 1972 as a senior chief petty officer. He later retired from the University of Illinois, where he was employed as a janitor foreman. He was a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in Urbana. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the 700 Club. Frank served his Lord faithfully as the spiritual head of his family. His gracious nature and humor will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by those whose lives he touched. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. A funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Rich Gregory officiating. Burial will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, with the Urbana American Legion Post 71 providing military rites. Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s honor to Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church. Condolences may be offered online at

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Hometown Heroes gone bad I would like to start this column out by simply stating ... I really dislike the rural roads throughout Bureau County. Not only are they difficult to navigate, I’ve also never been able to understand how they are defined by a number, followed by either East Street or North Avenue. Often times, the mapping system on my cell phone is confused by a road name that includes a number. A lot of COMMENTARY times, the device tells me there is no such place. When this happens, I end up typing in the road I need to get to, such as 2800 North Avenue, and once I get to the road, I can then locate the address I’m searching for on that particular road. My luck with this secret, however, caught up with me the other day. I was headed to an assignment for the Bureau County Republican’s up and coming section, “Hometown Heroes.” Watch for it soon! I had scheduled an interview with two special people from rural LaMoille, who had been selected by their fellow community members to be highlighted in this noteworthy section. I’ll be honest when I say I don’t get to LaMoille as often as I should, therefore, the area always feels new to me when I’m there covering assignments. This time, I had my destination address, and as I typed it into my system, it of course came up as nonexistent. So I did what I always do, and typed in 2800 North Avenue, which quickly gave me directions to the road. I was on my way, making good time. My directions told me to make a right on Route 92 in LaMoille and continue on the way for about 10 minutes. In my head, I thought, “Wow this address is actually pretty far out of LaMoille.” I should have listened to my instincts right then, and especially when the outskirts of Mendota started to come into view. To make a long story — full of much panic — short, my mapping system directed me to the wrong section of 2800 North Avenue. The section I wanted to be on was actually on the opposite side of LaMoille. Before I realized that, however, I spent a good 50 minutes, driving around very rural land, looking for the missing section of 2800 North Avenue. I’m embarrassed to say, I went as far out as the LaSalle County border line; I drove past Clarion; discovered a golf course I didn’t know existed; and came upon some of the largest snowdrifts I’ve ever seen. Let me tell you, it’s a different world out there in very rural LaMoille. Looking for a destination is one thing, but searching for an unknown address in a place where you’ve never been before, in the middle of winter with large piles of snow — it can bring you to a point of extreme anxiety. At one point, I figured this might be the first time in my journalism career where I wasn’t able to find my destination. I was lost in the middle of nowhere, at the end of my road; my cell phone signal was dying; the mounds of snow seemed to get larger; time was quickly ticking away; and I was wondering what I would even say to my interviewees if I ever made it to the actual destination. I thought, “Man, this is Hometown Heroes gone bad.” Luckily, I was able to get in touch with fellow reporter, Donna Barker, who was able to give

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First Person James Younger City: LaMoille. Where did you grow up: On the family farm in the northwest corner of Bureau County. Family: Lovely wife, Laura, and a beautiful daughter, Jillian. Pets: One dog, two cats, and a whole tank-full of fish. Occupation: Music teacher. What is the last song you listened to: The Piano Guys version of “Pachelbel’s Canon.” What is the last book you read: “The Cult of Osiris” by Andy McDermott. What is the last television show you watched: “Chuck.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Chili. No wait, chicken rice soup! Chili would make me sick after the first five years or so. If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: Wilson. What is your favorite local restaurant: Kramer’s Kitchen.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: Hopefully, wisely. People would be surprised to know that you: Read in the shower. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: Citizens’ dedication to creating a community that is great for families. If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: Traffic jams. There are way too many traffic jams in LaMoille.

History lessons by Chuck Mason I have been accused occasionally of exaggerating beyond the necessary when spinning a tale. While this may partially be true, there are times when the benefits have far outweighed the misconstrued negative results from my rampant spouting of near truths. As follows ... Cultivating an insatiable interest in history to an unwilling student was perhaps the most challenging aspect of parenting. I found, though, by presenting mostly made up “facts” (ones just begging for further research) with actual world-altering events, the whole learning experience became more enjoyable. Yes, history was a much more pleasant subject, and quite by accident, real knowledge seemed to be absorbed almost without consent. With Presidents Day fast approaching, here are some of my laboriously unearthed, little known presidential facts. DISCLAIMER: I am not qualified or licensed to give this teaching advice, and assume no responsibility for the intentional misuse thereof. • Most people know that George Washington had wooden teeth, but few know that once, in a bitter winter at Valley Forge, Washington ground his wooden teeth together to start a fire, saving countless lives, but in the process, suffering severe burns to his lips and gums. • Thomas Jefferson’s rap nickname was “Monticello Slim.” He was also a member of the Continental Congress, explored the Continental Divide, and designed the first Lincoln Continental.

Chuck Mason COMMENTARY • James Madison, as a youth, had a propensity for crawling inside hollowed out shagbark hickory trees, where he would remain for days, until Doc Foster would coax him out with a slice of home-cured sweet ham. • John Tyler was the first president to be extensively photographed, but always from the right side, as he was missing his left ear, which was lost in a painting duel with Van Gogh. • James Polk became a collector of powdered wigs from history, and it became common for him to appear at cabinet meetings and social functions wearing one from his collection and affecting a humorous British accent when greeting dignitaries. • Franklin Pierce developed such a fondness for turtles that he filled three rooms of the presidential mansion with containers of the hideous little beasts. His obsession with turtles became so great, it most certainly cost him a second term. • Abraham Lincoln invented the potato cannon and during his unruly youth, was nicknamed “Hot Rod.” • Rutherford B. Hayes founded the Bearded Peoples Republic and led the Ohio Territory Beard Revolt of 1874 in protest of the Ohio assembly levying unfair taxes on beards.

me the telephone number to my interviewees. The lesson I learned there: Always take the phone number with you, just in case. As I called the people one hour past the time I was supposed to be at their house; they were able to direct me on the right path to the correct portion of 2800 North Avenue. As I pulled into the driveway with my adrenaline still running rapid, and a feeling of embarrassment beginning to set in, I was unsure what

• James Garfield had a short presidency, as in a mere seven months he was shot. He died shortly thereafter, as doctors struggled fruitlessly to penetrate his thick beard to retrieve the bullet. • Grover Cleveland, recognizing defeat in his first re-election bid, hastily clawed a hole through the plaster and spent the next four years a resident of the White House walls, many times at night waking the new president or visiting heads-of-state as he scurried across the attic or gnawed through electrical wires. • William “The Refrigerator” Taft had a prosthetic nose. • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (not Alan Freed), coined the phrase rock and roll on his “Late Night Ramble with Frankie D Radio Program.” • Lyndon Johnson was given the name Lyndon due to several traits he shared with the mighty linden tree ... namely, his resistance to drought and the recurring, embarrassing aphid infestations he dealt with for most of his life. • Ronald Reagan was also known as “The Gripper,” due to his ability to unscrew over-tightened jar lids. So perhaps, during the upcoming Presidents Day observance, instead of taking advantage of discounted sheets and pillowcases, get your kids interested in history. They’ll thank you. Chuck Mason, a self-described opinionated wiseguy, resides in Princeton. He can be reached at

to expect coming to an hour late interview. However, my interviewees laughed with me at the situation and were completely understanding and still more than willing to continue with the story. We may not have the most organized road system in this county, but thank goodness for our true hometown heroes. BCR Staff Writer Goldie Curried can be reached at

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IVCC holding special meeting — The Illinois Valley Community College Board will hold a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. today, Thursday, in closed session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.

New Music Suite 408 exhibit opens Friday PERU — Sue Gillio, director of Music Suite 408, has announced that the exhibit opening and reception by local artist Carol Crane will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Music Suite 408 “PaintBox Gallery” located in the west wing of the historic Westclox Building in Peru. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. A native of Illinois, Crane began painting at an early age. Mostly self-taught, she has always been creative and enjoys all mediums, especially acrylic, watercolor, collage and mixed media. Her family, and the Ottawa Art League, have been very influential in her evolving styles. She has been past president and secretary of the league and a member for more than 20 years. She gets inspiration from the impressionists, modern artists and the Chicago Art Institute. She also likes to visit Door County, Wis., and has been to Maui. Looking at natural forms up close then making them look abstract is very creative to her. From flowers and seed pods in her garden to coral in Hawaii, she is never at a loss for interesting material. Crane uses her own photos of plants, flowers, scenery and found objects. Using Photoshop to crop and adjust color and hues she can make unique compositions that become very abstract in the final

DIXON — The Lee County Genealogy Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the second floor conference room at KSB Hospital. The program will involve sharing of research techniques and information from the members. Refreshments will be available for no fee. For more information, call the Family Tree Center, 111 S. Hennepin Ave, at 815-228-6702.

Music in the Back Door Lounge UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge will host Steve Sharp from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday. Sharp will perform original songs and classic rock. There will be food and drink available.

Wild game supper design. Sometimes detailed drawings are done but usually she draws the design on the canvas. Then with a technique she calls Golden Textured Abstracts, she uses a glue gun to go over the pencil lines. This gives a controlled, textured look. She can then apply the acrylic paint. She mixes her many colors for a smooth flowing look. When dry the last step is the gold leafing pen over the raised areas and black ink is then used to embellish the work. Different brands of acrylic are used on canvas and acrylic paper. Crane has been in many local shows over the years, receiving ribbons and winning the member’s

show in her art league. She has taken art classes in Door County at The Clearing and likes to share her ideas and experience with all ages. She has taught the elderly and children and loves to see the look on someone’s face when they learn to paint for the first time. Crane has greeting cards for all occasions with reproductions from many of her works. You can see more of her creations at local shows, the Lock 16 Canal shop on First Street in LaSalle, the new Elegant Home Gallery in Utica, Clark’s Run in Utica and Jeremiah Joe Coffee in the 807 Building, LaSalle Street, Ottawa. For dates of local shows, visit

SV sets kindergarten pre-registration SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Elementary Schools have set kindergarten pre-registration from 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Parents of children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1 should come to the John F. Kennedy School gym to register their children. Registration will be for all incoming kindergarten students who reside in the Spring Valley Elementary School District. Parents should enter the principal’s door by the welcome kindergarten parents sign. 2014-2015

kindergarten classes will attend JFK. Parents need to bring an original county certified birth certificate. Immunization, physical, dental and eye exam records are also required. Forms will be provided at registration for the state required exams that are due by the first day of school. Two proofs of residency are required. No fees will be collected at this time. Parents may still register their child if they do not have all of these item. Parents will need all of these items

in order for their child to be officially enrolled and placed in classrooms by Aug. 1. Supply lists and order forms for supply kits will be available. Parents unable to register their child on Feb. 13 should call Lincoln School at 815-663-5631 to arrange alternative time to pre-register. Preregistration is necessary to predict incoming enrollment. A child will not be fully registered until the mail-in registration or the actual registration in August is completed.

Ladd plans kindergarten pre-registration LADD — Ladd Community Consolidated School has set kindergarten pre-registration day for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Parents of children who will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, are asked to come to the school office to pre-register their children. It is not necessary for children to come this day. To pre-register, parents must bring proof of residency in the Ladd school district and a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. Proof

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of residency can be established by submitting mortgage or lease papers and two of the following items: a driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter registration, a utility bill or an insurance premium receipt. A certified birth certificate can be obtained from the county clerk of the county in which the child was born. A hospital certificate is not acceptable. Parents will be asked to complete an information sheet and receive a packet of information


and health exam forms. Each child must have a health exam including a lead screening, a dental exam, and an eye exam completed by the first day of school. Parents are reminded to schedule medical appointments early. It is important that students are pre-registered. If parents/guardians are unable to pre-register on Feb. 11, they need to contact the school office at 815-894-2363 for an alternative date.


MANLIUS — The Manlius Sportsmen’s Club will have a wild game supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22. This event is also the group’s membership drive. A paid $20 membership will include a guest for the dinner. There will also be a raffle for a Stoeger 2000 12-gauge semi-auto shotgun. New members are welcome.

Bureau County reunion SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The annual Arizona Bureau County reunion will be Feb. 27 at Sweet Tomatoes at 9029 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. The buffet will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Make Someone Happy • Happy 3rd birthday on Friday to RayyLee. Love Mom, Jazzlyn, Briinuh, Mimi and Nana. • Happy birthday on Friday to Roger Swan, Bob Hayward and Linda Gustafson. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. • Happy birthday on Friday to my niece, Ashley Snow. From Elaine Snow. • Happy birthday on Friday to Julie Lewis. From Elaine.

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

HCCC plans ordination PRINCETON — At 4 p.m. Feb. 8, Hampshire Colony Congregational Church will ordain Pastor Sarah Gladstone as a minister of the Gospel and servant of the Lord. The service’s sermon will be given by the Rev. Dr. Betsey Mauro, dean of the Center for Congregational Leadership in Olivet, Mich. The Call to Ordination will be issued by the Rev. Matthew Olson, senior minister of the First Congregational Church in St. Johns, Mich. A dessert reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

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

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Students inducted into Alpha Beta Epsilon at Lincoln College NORMAL — At a late fall induction ceremony at Lincoln Colleges Normal’s campus, 28 of the college’s top undergraduate students were inducted into Alpha Beta Epsilon, LCN’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. Area inductees included Ashley Baker of Wenona, Heather Bishop of Wyanet, Ratha Chum of Ottawa, Jennifer Forristall of Princeton, Luisa Gomez of Bloomington, Patrick Guzzo of Spring Valley, Brian Johnson of Ottawa, and Patricia Rush of Spring Valley. The LCN chapter has been active since 2008 when it was accepted by the national honor

Illinois Valley Midday Connection luncheon OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Midday Connection, a non-denominational Christian Women’s group, invites women from the Illinois Valley area to its monthly luncheon and program at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby. The cost for the lunch and program is $15 inclusive, paid at the door. The theme for the luncheon is “Sweets for the Sweet.” The speaker is Ann Deisher of Ottawa, and her talk is, “Relationships: The High Cost of Measuring Up.” Special feature will be Morgan Coleman of Utica. She owns Flutterby Popcorn. Musical entertainment will be provided by Patty Hopkins, who is a choir director for her church in Ottawa. All reservations and cancellations must be made by Tuesday. Call Vickie at 815-223-4687 or Anita at 815-223-2858 or email to make reservations. Free child care is available if a reservation is made by the deadline.

said ABE site coordinator Kris Paul. “The program continues to grow, and we now have students from more than 18 area companies completing their degree while working full-time.” LCN bachelor’s offered at IVCC include business management, criminal justice, health services administration and liberal arts. The program also offers two bachelor’s degrees for students who have previously obtained an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Those degrees are a Bachelor of Applied Management in Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership.

society. The college’s Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) program, offered at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, gives students an opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in an accelerated format at IVCC. ABE students typically take one course at a time, meeting one evening per week for a five-week period. By using this format, the ABE program – designed for working students – allows students to complete 27 credit hours each year toward their bachelor’s degree. “The ABE is perfect for people who want to earn their bachelor’s right here at home,”

PERU — The Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru is hosting a trivia night on Friday at the Peru Eagles Club at 830 Harrison St. Tickets are $10 a person, teams can have six to 10 players. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. To reserve a table, call Ann at MarkAllen’s at 815-220-0642. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the game will start at 6:30 p.m. Zonta is a worldwide organization working to advance the status of women through service and advocacy, and much of what the LaSalle-Peru club does benefits local women.

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Spaghetti supper WALNUT — The First Christian Church of Walnut will hold its 25th annual spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 3-12 years old. Children under 3 are free. The menu consist of spaghetti, french bread, tossed salad, dessert and beverage. Carry-outs and deliveries are available, call 815-379-2093.

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Illinois Central College EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College in East Peoria has released its 2013 fall semester president’s list and dean’s lists. To be eligible for the president’s list, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Students named to the president’s list are Lauren Hoffert of Bradford, Jeffery Ryan of Bradford, Jose DeLao

of Dalzell, and Crystal Theodore of Ladd. Students named to the dean’s list are Nathaniel Horrie of Bradford, Erica Kieser of Bradford and Joshua Lewis of Sheffield.

grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. All grades must be C or better, and no more than one C grade is allowed.

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AURORA — Aurora University has released its 2013 fall semester dean’s list. The dean’s list recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0. The following local students have been named to the dean’s list: Anthony Hack of

JACKSONVILLE — Alexis Jutton of Walnut has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list for Illinois College. Jutton is a graduate of Bureau Valley High School. Candidates for the dean’s list must complete at least 14 semester hours and post a

Peru, Daniel Sparks of Peru, Aimee Graper of Peru, Daniel Murray of Princeton and Rachel Reff of Peru. Graper, Murray and Reff received high honors.

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Missouri University ROLLA, Mo. — Joshua Paul Burks of Princeton has been named to the 2013 fall semester honor list at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Honor list recipients must have carried a minimum of 12 hours and have a grade point average of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0

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Alternative worship service SEATONVILLE — The Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent will host an alternative worship gathering, Second Sunday, at 6 p.m. this Sunday. Second Sunday will have an eclectic mix of ancient and future worship practices and elements. The Seatonville Church is located on Route 6 in Seatonville. For more information, call Pastor Bill Jacobsen at 815-228-6717.

Self defense class VAN ORIN — BREAKOUT! Van Orin will be offering an 8-week self defense class taught by Grand Master Steve Scott. The class will run from Feb. 17 to April 7 with class starting at 7 p.m. The class is open to anyone older than 6 years old. Topics covered will include choke holds, weapons, grappling, aggressive hand-shakes, full nelsons and more. BREAKOUT! Van Orin is a ministry of Van Orin Gospel Church. For more information or to register, call the church office at 815-638-2552.

Open table SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will host an open table from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday for anyone who needs to stretch food dollars, who is hungry or doesn’t like to eat alone. This is a free of charge nutritious evening meal.

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Girls basketball: Newman 49, Bureau Valley 34

Boys basketball: Kewanee 89, Princeton 55

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By Kevin Hieronymus

PRINCETON — Jesse Brandt knew the numbers would not be good ones when he reviewed his stat sheet following his Princeton Tigers Three Rivers South basketball contest with Kewanee Tuesday night at Prouty Gym. “Thirty-one turnovers and 89 points. That’s not good,” said the Tiger coach. Those two numbers added up to an 89-55 Boilermaker win at the Tigers’ expense. “The press didn’t hurt us the first half. The halfcourt we turned it over. The second half we turned it over every where,” Brandt said. The Tigers (4-17, 2-6) enjoyed a good start, giving up the first basket of the night to the boys in black, but then scoring nine out of the next 11 points. J.J. Vaccaro and Zach Hicks hit back-toback threes, Zach Andersen scored on a two and Garrett Duffin added a free throw to make it 9-4. “They’ve got Rockridge Friday, and I told (the Tigers) we might catch them looking ahead. We had a nice start, but then didn’t score for the last three or four minutes and they went on a run,” he said Kewanee (16-4, 7-1) outscored the Tigers 18-2 the rest of the first quarter to go up 22-12 at quarter’s end. Kewanee sophomore standout Donovan Walker opened the second quarter with a three and a slam dunk and Dalton Nuding added a layup to quickly make it 30-15. Down 41-27 at the half, the Tigers closed within 43-33 early in the third quarter on hoops by Vaccaro and Duffin. They never got any closer than

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MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Storm couldn’t overcome a shaky first quarter as they fell to the Newman Central Catholic Lady Comets 49-34 Monday night. BV trailed by only two points with 4:15 left to play in the first quarter when Newman Catholic’s full court press started disrupting the Lady Storm offense. Junior guard Sarah Trujillo scored on an easy fast break layup off of a BV turnover starting a 14-2 Lady Comet run over the next 5:21 lasting until the 6:54 mark of the second quarter. “We had a lot of trouble handling the ball in the first quarter. We got the ball and wanted to get rid of it rather than take ownership, facing the basket and really

seeing the whole floor,” Bureau Valley coach Tiffany Gonigam said. “I know we’ll get better with that, we’re a little bit young in some spots, and I know that we’ll improve. They came out with a lot of pressure and we need to learn to handle it a little better.” BV would keep pace with the Lady Comets for the remainder of the first half as each team traded baskets as the Storm began handling the Newman Catholic pressure more efficiently. Newman took a 32-18 lead into halftime. Senior center Nicole Bornsheuer scored five straight BV points to open the second half as she took the ball hard to the basket drawing three shooting fouls and knocking down 5 of 6 free throw attempts Bornsheuer’s play

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Princeton’s Nate Duffy soars to the basket in the first half of Tuesday’s Three Rivers South game at Prouty Gym. The Boilers defeated the Tigers 89-55. that, the Boilers warming Brandt said. Brandt said it was good up in a hurry to take a 67-43 lead by the end of to see Vaccaro come • The Sherrard at Hall through with 19 points. the third quarter. girls basketball game (tba) “We made a run to start Duffin added 11 points. • The Hall at Orion boys the quarter, got a couple “He shot the ball well, basketball game, ppd. to of turnovers, got a cou- which was good to see,” Feb. 19 ple of shots, but we just Brandt said of Vaccaro, • The Rockridge at St. turned it over multiple his senior point guard. Bede boys basketball times in a row and they game, ppd. to Feb. 17. See Tigers Page 10 got run-outs and layups,”

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Bureau Valley senior Lacey DeVenney stretches for a rebound in Monday’s game vs. Newman.

Beers finds you can always come home again to Ohio Ike Beers only lived in Ohio, Ill. for three years, but yet he considers it home. “When I’m asked, ‘Where you from. I say, I graduated from Ohio … Ohio, Illinois,’” he said. “A lot of good folks in this town. A lot of great memories in these walls.” Beers, who now is a patrol officer for the Lakewood, Col. Police Department, returned to Ohio High School last week to take part in the rededication of his retired jersey alongside fellow Bulldog greats Brad Bickett, Lance Harris, Brian Piper and Steve and Todd Etheridge.


It was like he had never left. “I have real warm feelings when I walked into this school,” Beers said, looking around inside the grade school gym and its unique classroom balcony setting. “We had our variety shows on that stage.”

He soon received the keys to the school from superintendent Sharon Sweger so he could take his own personal walk back into yesteryear. “In all honesty, I looked at the gym, and I remember the sixminutes miles we ran before we started every practice. And the minute I saw coach Johnson, I said, ‘Don’t make us run laps for the mile,’” he said with a laugh. “My personal memory is the time I got my first dunk in the game. That was very cool. I think probably my fondest memory still is when we got back from

State, and they had that gym just filled of people who had caravanned with us and supported us. I still remember that gym just being full and it really warmed my heart. It’s something I’ll never forget.” Beers was just a sophomore in high school when he moved to Ohio from Colorado following the death of his mother. He didn’t know anyone other than the Duffields, his aunt and uncle. “He really came in a sad situation, but really right in with everyone at Ohio,” Johnson said.

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Ike Beers Ohio High School circa 1988

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Eric Bibula (above) eyes the hoop for a shot in Tuesday’s sophomore game. In the varsity game, PHS’ Garret Duffin had a close encounter with Kewanee’s Donovan Oliver.


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“He’s had a couple of good practices lately and been more of himself lately. If we can get Garret back to where he was a couple weeks ago we can have a good 1-2 punch.” The Boilers rode the scoring of Oliver (24) and Nuding (22). • Notes: Kewanee won the sophomore game 55-45. Skye Behrends led the Kittens with 13 points and Jake Reinhardt added 11. ... PHS will host St. Bede Friday for Pink Night, celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness. Comment on this story at

From Page 9 Beers, who was the BCR Runner-up Player of the Year in 1988 behind Todd Etheridge, averaging 20.3 points and 14.7 rebounds, found Ohio to be a great place to develop his basketball game with boys who shared his passion for the game. “To be able to come into school and really be pretty raw in basketball and get an opportunity toward the end of the season and suit up for the varsity, I really counted it as a privilege,” said Beers, whose father, Wayne, lives in Mount Morris. “They were guys who grew up in this school and played together since they were 5, 6, 7 years old. I don’t think I realized the significance until I left high school and got older and realized how special it was. It was just incredible. “To learn under Lance and Brad and Dave Doran, Tom Farraher, Tim Farraher and all those guys, it was a real special time. There was that time period where all those guys went through, Brian included because he was coming up behind Todd. We had really good teams. It was fun to be a Bulldog. We were successful, winning a lot of games, we were competitive. It was one of the things I cherished. It really helped mold me later on in life. Taught me discipline, relationship. Twenty-five years later it was like I saw them in class yesterday.” Johnson said Beers was a hard-worker, always striving to get better. “I remember after we lost to Teutopolis in the state championship game. He dressed, but didn’t play for the game. But he told me, ‘Coach I want to do everything i can to get us back down here my senior year,’ Johnson said. “You can’t beat a kid like that. He really made a name for himself and I’m really proud of him.” It is those qualities he gained from the game of basketball he is passing down to his four kids today, the 4 Rs as he calls them — son Rocky and daughters Raegan, Rowdy and Rylie. All four play basketball and he does some coaching. He said his wife, Kari, a former collegiate player, polices the chaos at home. “I think they can learn a lot of values from

basketball,” he said. “They’re enjoying it, that’s the biggest thing. They’re competitive, which is fun to watch. I think it will serve them well as long as they keep the priorities focused.” The kids don’t know much about their dad’s playing days at Ohio other than a plaque they found recently. “The most shocking thing to them is the uniforms we used to wear. They asked, ‘Did you really wear those short shorts?” he said. And then he’ll tell them about the Ohio Bulldogs and how special those days were. • It was great to see Ike and all the old Bulldogs. They sure were fun to watch play. When you think of the collection of talent Ohio had from that stretch from 1983 with Steve Etheridge to 1991 with Brian Piper, it is simple amazing. The Bulldogs played with the big dogs and usually beat them. I’m wondering if it was more than a coincidence that the numbers 1,986 were displayed on a numerical bars in Sarah Hansen’s third grade classroom. It was 1986, of course, that Ohio Bulldog shined the most by shocking the state by taking second-place in the IHSA 1A State Tournament. • Peanut Gallery: It was great to see Charles “Peanut” Tillman named as the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Very deserving as we here learned of the friendship he struck with Cora Peters. He was deeply moved by receiving the award and with a great tribute, he said he was accepting the award in memory of five children who had passed, naming each by their first name, including Cora. Here’s a link to his acceptance speech: • In closing I want to note the passing of Jay Mercer, one of the top athletes to play sports at Princeton High School. He received a scholarship to play football for Northwestern University, but enlisted in the Marines and served in the Korean War. He later played at Illinois Wesleyan for Princeton native Don Larson. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at

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Fulton trips up Bureau Valley By BCR Sports Staff

February is the month for outdoor shows and coming up this Sunday is one of OUTDOOR COLUMNIST my favorites. It is the annual Henry Decoy Show. One reason I like it silent auctions, plus is because there are a lot of local dealers all sorts of raffles and drawings. showing their wares. Artwork, outdoor This region is so rich in equipment, plus six or waterfowl history, and seven firearms will go I am amazed there are home with some lucky so many experts who participant. The real can share this history eye-catcher is the dinwith us. The fact that it is held ner gun. It is a 12-gauge Berretta semi-automatic at Henry High School shotgun. This gun feameans it is close. It is tures a silver receiver not a large show but it with a greenish tint and is very interesting. The 3 1/2 inch chamber. show features 90 display tables with antique The barrel is 26 inches with a ventilated rib. decoys, game calls, Also given to the winwildlife art and hunting ner of the dinner gun and fishing supplies. Guyette and Deeter, the will be a custom case from Pheasants Forever. world’s largest antique I really urge your supdecoy auction house, port to this organizawill offer free decoy tion. The local chapter appraising. does a lot for improving The show runs habitat and working from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the youth of this The school cafeteria county. will be open for the A wise thing to do duration of the show is to call a committee selling good food and member and order your great choice of pies. tickets early. This can Admission for adults is be done by calling Eric $5 with children under at 815-646-4844, Bill at 12 admitted free. See 815-872-1157 or Scott you there. at 815-408-1276. I’ll February will have add more numbers next other shows available. article. The Quad City Show The weather has realwill be held at the ly messed up our plans QCCA next weekend, for the Canada trip. and I’m still looking for However, we can invite the dates for the Deereight more local people Turkey Classic. to join us this year. It’s Locally, a date to put a trip you will enjoy. on your calendar will Finally, former stube the Bureau County dent Mike Peterson Chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet. It will took my advice from the last column and be held at the Met on shot two coyotes. Nice March 6. going Mike!! Doors will open at 5 Lee Wahlgren is the p.m., dinner will be at BCR Outdoor Colum6 p.m. and the auction nist. Contact him at starts at 7 p.m. We will have the usual live and

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The Fulton Steamers took a little steam out of Bureau Valley’s road to the conference championship, handing the Storm their first Three Rivers North loss of the season on Tuesday. The Steamers won 64-56 in Fulton. Tommy Johnston scored 18 points for Bureau Valley (15-8, 7-1), and Parker Neuhalfen added 11 points. Zach Barber led the way with 20 points for Fulton (18-5, 7-2). Matt Dail had 16 points, and Jake Willging added 11 points.

Girls basketball Rockridge 51, Princeton 23: Zoe Mead left her mark in her Senior Night game at Prouty Gymnasium Monday. The Princeton senior scored a gamehigh 12 points with seven blocked shots and seven rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigresses went down in defeat to the Rockets (18-8).

“That was one of the best allaround games Zoe’s had. She really dominated in the paint blocking shots and shined on Senior Night,” PHS coach Kevin Hieronymus said. Mead was joined by classmate Kelly Schmidt for Senior Night honors. “Zoe and Kelly were two of just three seniors who came out for basketball as freshmen and the only two to play all four years. I commend them for their dedication to our program and wish them all the best,” Hieronymus said. Marquette 40, Hall 33: The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Devils 15-5 in the second half to take a 21-17 halftime lead and pushed ahead to victory in nonconference play Monday at Red Devil Gymnasium. Freshman Hunter Galassi led Hall (7-15) with 10 points and sisters Ellie and Becca Herrmann added seven each. Kewanee 59, St. Bede 47: The Boiler Girls opened up a 25-20 halftime by


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Bureau Valley’s Helena Arnadotir fires away against Newman Monday at the Storm Cellar.


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in the paint during the quarter wouldn’t be enough to stave off the pesky Comets as they took their biggest lead of the game during the contest going up 40-23 on an 8-3 run late in the third quarter. “Nicole had a great game. She went down at the beginning of January with an ankle injury, and she has struggled to get back to full strength, and I don’t know what it was tonight but she was really prepared for the game, and she played like she had no stress and no pressure,” Gonigam said. “I’d say she’s probably feeling 100 percent after tonight. Without a doubt she came in and was a leader for us.” Each team traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter as scoring was

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Junior high girls At Princeton

7th grade: Logan def. Ottawa Shepherd: 13-25, 25-10, 25-19. 8th grade Logan def. Ottawa Shepherd:  25-18, 25-18. 7th grade: Peru Parkside def. Logan 27-25, 25-16. 8th grade Peru Parkside def. Logan 25-21, 15-25, 25-10. At Cherry

7th grade: Cherry def. Dimmick 25-23, 25-18. Cherry: Taytum Hahn 15. 8th grade: Cherry def. Dimmick 25-22, 25-22. Cherry: Madison Soldati 12, Payton Kerper 6 , Courtney Kobold 4.

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Newman 23 9 8 9 - 49 Bureau Valley 10 8 11 5 -34 BUREAU VALLEY (8-15, 1-10): Bickett 3-4 0-0 6, Arnadottir 1-8 (1-1) 0-0 3, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Savannah Dean 0-2 1-2 1, Bornsheuer 5-12 5-8 15, Kaiser 0-2 (0-1) 1-2 1, V. Reuter 0-2 (0-1) 0-0 0, DeVenney 0-3 0-4 0, S. Reuter 1-1 0-0 2, Kepner 2-8 2-5 6, Zemke 0-0 0-0 0, Petros 0-1 0-0 0, Lally 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 12-43 9-21 34. At Princeton

Rockridge 12 20 11 8 - 51 Princeton 1 8 2 12 - 23 PHS: Barajas 1-5 0-0 2, Farrell 0-4 0-2 0, VanDenBussche 1-3 1-2 3, Strom 0-9 (0-3) 0-0 0, Sims 0-4 1-4 1, Mead 5-12 2-4 12, Schmidt 0-4 1-2 1, Hughes 0-1 0-0 0, Frank 0 0-0 0, Clark 2-5 0-0 4. Totals: 9-47 5-12 23. Fouls: 16. Rebounds: Mead 7, Farrell 6.

doubling up on the Lady Bruins with a 20-10 third-quarter surge. Raeshonda Chandler led Kewanee with 20 points and Sami Siemers added 16. Hanna Bima had 10 points and Raley Mauck nine for St. Bede (11-16, 5-5). St. Bede won the sophomore game 34-33 in overtime behind Julia Pohar (10 points).

Junior college At Oglesby: Former St. Bede standout and BCR Player of the Year Morgan Dean returned to the Illinois Valley to help Sauk Valley post a 63-45 win over host IVCC Monday night on the hilltop. She had 12 points, scoring six in each half. Another former Lady Bruin, Kayla MacDavitt, had eight points for IVCC and Princeton product C.J. Rhodes tossed in three. Sauk made it a clean sweep, taking the men’s game 81-69. Princeton’s Jacob Fisher, another former BCR Player of the Year, had two points for Sauk.

rounded out with 1:06 left to play on a free throw by BV junior guard Kelsey Kaiser as the Storm fell 49-34. Bornsheuer had a game-high 15 points for the Storm followed by junior center Carlie Bickett and sophomore guard Darcy Kepner with six points each. “I know without a doubt that the girls gave it the best effort that they could. Newman is a good team so you have to give them credit for that so at the end of it all when you look at the big picture I know the girls are working hard, and we just have to keep our heads up and keep going for,” Gonigam said. • Notes: Bureau Valley will host rival Princeton Thursday night with each team participating in a memorial night for Cora Peters, the Bureau Valley student who lost her fight with cancer in January.

Blocked shots: Mead 7. SOPHS: Rockridge 48-36. At Kewanee

St. Bede 6 14 10 17 - 47 Kewanee 14 11 20 14 - 59 SBA (11-16, 5-5): Gillan 1 0-1 2, Sickley 2 (1) 4-9 9, Perona 1 0-0 2, Miranda 4 3-6 11, Pohar 0 0-0 0, Gregorich 0 0-0 0, Phegley 0 0-0 0 Carus 1 2-3 4, Bima 2 6-8 10, Mauck 3 (1) 2-2 9. Totals: 14 (2) 17-29 47. Fouls: 16. At Spring Valley

Marquette 6 15 7 12 - 40 Hall 12 5 6 10 - 33 HALL: E. Herrmann 2-2 (0-4) 3-4 7, Golden 0-3 1-2 1, Hoscheid 2-4 2-2 6, Faletti 0-2 0-0 0, Galassi 5-10 0-0 10, Barroso 0-1 0-2 0, Lusietto 0 2-2 2, B. Herrmann 1-6 5-6 7, Azarskis 0-1 (0-1) 0-0 0. Totals: 10-34 (0-6) 13-17 33. Fouls: 14 (Galassi 5). Turnovers: 16. Rebounds: 20 (Galassi 5, B. Herrmann 5).

High school boys At Fulton

Bureau Valley 17 15 6 17 — 56 Fulton 13 19 6 26 - 64 BV (15-8, 7-1): Johnson 2 (2) 0-0 6, Johnston 8 (1) 1-3 18, Shipp 1 0-0 2, Neuhalfen 4 (1) 2-2 11, Balensiefen 2 2-2 6, Young 0 0-0 0, Mead 3 (1) 2-4 9, Miller 1 -0 3. Totals: 21 7-9 56. At Princeton

Kewanee 22 19 26 22 - 89 Princeton 11 13 19 12 - 55 PHS: Camp 0 0-0 0, Brockman 0 0-0 0, Friel 3 0-0 6, Duffin 2 7-8 11, Vaccaro 6 (3) 4-7 19, Andersen 1 0-0 2, Hicks 1 (1) 0-0 3, Duffy 1 1-1 3, Warren 0 0-0 0, Bickett 2 (1) 0-0 5, Clark 0 2-2 2. Totals: 16 95) 18-24 55. Fouls: 13. Turnovers: 31. Sophs: Kewanee 55-45. PHS: Behrends 13, Reinhardt 11.

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St. Joseph Nursing Home celebrates 50 years LACON — St. Joseph Nursing Home of Lacon is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. To celebrate this special occasion, various events will be held throughout the year. The home invites the public to celebrate with them. Watch for time and date of the special events planned. A 50-year memory book with stories and photos will be available later in the year. Following is the first in a series of articles on the history of the nursing home.

Congregation of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi St. Joseph Nursing Home was the first Roman Catholic nursing home in Central Illinois and is currently the only one in the Peoria Diocese. In the early 1960s, the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, following their charism and mission to care for the sick, poor and abandoned, wanted to establish a service project in the Lacon area within the Peoria Diocese. The Sisters’ congregation and mission began in Hungary before expanding to the United States. The congregation of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi was founded by Mother Anna Brunner in 1894 in Budapest, Hungary. Its members gave public vows of poverty, chastity and obedience

and bound themselves to imitate Christ by St. Francis’ rule based on a loving union with God, poverty and humility and to the Constitutions approved by the Holy See. The particular aim is the service of Christ in His poor, sick and abandoned brothers and sisters in hospitals, nursing homes, social work and youth apostolate. During World War II, the Sisters worked in hospitals. Father Kassovic in LaSalle sent a letter to the Provincial Superior in Slovakia asking for 25 sisters to come to the United States, as soon as possible. The first group of Sisters landed in New York on Sept. 16, 1946, and their journey ended in the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Bede in Peru. The second group of Sisters arrived in New York on Oct. 1, 1946. The Benedictine St. Bede Abbey and Academy became the Sisters’ workplace and home. They took care of 400 students and 50 friars and strived to learn English, culture and customs of the new country. By letter on Oct. 25, 1946, Mother Bernadett Wagner officially announced to Bishop Joseph Schlarman the establishment “of the new house of the Congregation in the territory of the Diocese of Peoria,” and Bishop Schlarman accepted and supported them. After the Sisters moved to Lacon, there were plans

North Central College promotes Sluis NAPERVILLE — North Central College has named Kimberly Sluis of Berwyn, a native of Princeton, as vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Sluis is the college’s dean of students, and the promotion is effective Feb. 1. She will succeed Laurie Hamen, the college’s vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs, who has been named the ninth president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The promotion was announced Jan. 28 by North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, who also named Marty Sauer as vice president for enrollment management and athletics. Sauer is the college’s dean of admission and financial aid. Sauer and Sluis join Paul Loscheider, vice president for business affairs; R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty; and Rick Spencer, vice president for institutional advancement, as members

of President Hammond’s cabinet. In addition to her current responsibilities, Sluis will lead Sluis the college’s persistence program with advisement from the student Persistence Committee, which she will co-chair with Peter Barger, associate academic dean and director of institutional effectiveness and professor of economics and finance. Sluis earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from North Central College in 1999 and a master of arts in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. She began working at North Central College in 2006 as director of residence life and later served as assistant dean for student life. Previously she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, and worked as a residence hall director at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

to build a hospital, but they found out the more urgent need was to provide care for the elderly and poor. A decision was made to build a nursing home. The blueprint for the nursing home was completed and construction was ready to begin. However, there was a major problem on how and where to get the necessary finances needed for the construction. The Sisters approached Slovak parishes in Chicago asking the parish priests to donate their Sunday collections. In Lacon, the Convent grounds were used for annual pilgrimages to Our Lady of Fatima Statue every third Sunday in July. Ladies from the different parishes organized the buses to come. They brought the entire meal to sell plates to the pilgrims, and the proceeds were donated for a nursing home building. The grotto for the Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim statue was labored by O.D. Kanive, Donald Breen, William Laernard, Kenneth Koch, James Rock and Mrs. William Frank and others gave their time and funds to build the grotto. The owners of the local businesses in the city of Lacon helped to support the construction of a nursing home by their donations. Source: Information in the article chronicled by Greg Stanmar, 2013.

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Author and editor offer workshop on writing for inspirational markets HONESDALE, Pa. — World peace, hope, morality, God, ethics, love: All subjects that have challenged the minds of great thinkers throughout history. Like adults, children and young adults grapple with such topics as well. This spring, Paula Morrow, former editor at Cricket Magazine Group, and Kristi Holl, author of more than 40 books for young readers and children’s writers, share their knowledge and experience about writing for the religious, inspirational and Christian markets. Offered as part of a series of workshops and retreats by the Highlights Foundation, “Sharing Our Hope: Writing for Religious and Inspirational Markets” covers a wide range of religious, spiritual, Christian, inspirational and crossover writing. Morrow and Holl focus on writing strong characters who are believable and multifaceted, yet flawed enough for kids to identify with; infusing tension into characters, plot, settings and dialogue; exploring inspirational market guides and books especially for inspirational writers; and more. Located near the Delaware River in northeast Pennsylvania, the Highlights Foundation has been offering writers for young readers conferences, workshops and retreats for 30 years. “Sharing Our Hope: Writing for Religious and Inspirational Markets”

will be held at The Barn, the Highlights Foundation conference center, from March 27 to March 30. Morrow, the long-time editor of children’s books and magazines at Cricket Magazine Group and Cricket Books, currently has an independent editing service. She has served as a book reviewer for the national Church and Synagogue Library Association, advisory board member for The Little Christian magazine, and has been a voting member on a number of awards committees, including the Newbery. “Writers can touch a child’s spirit through words we write,” said Morrow. “We can inspire and help and encourage them.”

Holl is a Children’s Choice Award-winning author and has written 42 books for children, and much more. She taught writing for children and teens for the Institute of Children’s Literature for 25 years. She is the author of two books for writers: “Writer’s First Aid” and “More Writer’s First Aid.” “One of the best things writers can give children through their writing is a sense of hope,” said Holl. For more information about the “Sharing Our Hope” workshop and other programs, contact Jo Lloyd toll-free at (877) 512-8365 or email her at

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Heartland Bank promotes Nosalik

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Slim Mzoughi, owner and operator of J’adore Paninis and Crepes, stands by the wood-fire pizza oven he has installed at the restaurant he recently opened at 812 W. Dakota St. in Spring Valley.

J’adore Paninis and Crepes opens in Spring Valley By Lyle Ganther

SPRING VALLEY — J’adore Paninis and Crepes recently opened for business at 812 W. Dakota St. in Spring Valley. Slim Mzoughi owns and operates the business with his fiancee, Angela Szymovicz. The couple serves a variety of savory and dessert crepes, vegetable and meat paninis (sandwiches served on Italian bread), salads, pizza and a soup of the day. J’adore means “I love” in French, so Mzoughi’s business means “I Love Paninis and Crepes. “We operated this business in the Peru Mall for a few years and moved it here to Spring Valley,” he said. “We added a woodfire brick pizza oven. We have different menu items that are French, Greek and Italian, as well as pizza.” Mzoughi studied in Britain on how to make crepes and also graduated from Au Solei Breton, a culinary school, in Paris, France. When the weather gets better, Mzoughi plans on grilling shishkebabs and barbecue items. Mzoughi picked Spring Valley to move his restaurant to because he has lived in town since 1997. “We also offer catering service and will take a trail-

er to events and fairs in the summer months to serve our food,” he added. J’adore’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. His telephone

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OGLESBY – Heartland Bank and Trust Co. has promoted Nick Nosalik to retail supervisor for the bank’s Oglesby location at 501 W. Walnut St. He will be responsible for ensuring value and topof-the-line service to bank customers and Nosalik assisting the retail employees. “Being a native of the Illinois Valley my entire life, I understand the importance of having a local bank to turn to, and I look forward to strengthening Heartland Bank’s role in the Oglesby community,” stated Nosalik. Nosalik has nearly 10 years banking experience, all in the Illinois Valley branches of Heartland Bank. He has advanced in his career in a variety of banking roles, including teller supervisor, mortgage processor, and consumer loan underwriter. A lifelong LaSalle resident, Nosalik assists with events benefiting local charities such as the United Way and Junior Achievement. He also assists with the Spring Valley Lighted Christmas Parade and Easter Egg Hunt.

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Hospice volunteer training begins March 4 Hospice of the Rock River Valley (HRRV) begins its volunteer training session on March 4 at the hospice office on Route 2 between Dixon and Sterling, with additional dates of March 6, 11 and 13. New volunteers must attend all four days. There will be two training times each day, 1-4 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m., and attendees can choose the time that best fits their schedule. A hospice volunteer fills many roles through direct patient care, serving on the baking brigade or assisting with a variety of special events or office duties. The training session will focus on direct patient care volunteering. Direct care volunteers are assigned a patient and family, and visit as needed. There is an increasing need for bilingual volunteers as well. Training covers a wide

range of information including patient-family dynamics, personal death awareness, grief, bereavement, spirituality and documentation. “I find it fulfilling to help patients and families at a time they need it most. I wish people would find out what hospice can do for a family instead of thinking that hospice only means the end. Hospice can help in so many ways – emotionally, physically and financially. It’s not saying the end is near; it’s doing everything you can to help until the end comes,” said Jackie Gangloff, a HRRV volunteer. To make a difference in someone’s life, become a hospice volunteer in your community by calling Nina Setchell at (815) 288-3673. HRRV serves Lee, Whiteside, Bureau, Carroll and Ogle counties.

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Seattle Sutton donates to IVCC Seattle Sutton of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating recently made a $10,000 donation to Illinois Valley Community College’s nursing program for instructional equipment. Sutton visited IVCC to tour nursing facilities and the new Peter Miller Community Technology Center. Pictured from left to right are Dean of Health Professions Bonnie Campbell, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Isermann, Sutton, nursing instructors Ann Bruch, Jennifer Savoia, Laura Hodgson, Linda Hanley, special projects assistant to the president Reed Wilson, nursing instructor Deb Pumo, Vice President for Learning and Student Development Lori Scroggs and President Jerry Corcoran. “When Seattle began her business many years ago, she had assistance from our Small Business Development Center. It is remarkable what she has gone on to accomplish across the Midwest,” said Corcoran. “Seattle is as passionate about nursing, a profession she once worked in, as she is about healthy eating. Her generosity will enhance an already strong program.”

LegalNotices NOTICE Malden Grade School is now accepting mowing and trimming bids until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Must have own equipment and proof of insurance. Call Mike Patterson at Malden Grade School (815-643-2436) with questions. Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 6, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN PROBATE ESTATE OF ) RAYMOND E. ) STOBIERSKI, ) Deceased ) NO. 2013-P-97 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Raymond E. Stobierski. Letters of Office were issued on October 11, 2013 to Theresa A. Hughes, 630 Park Avenue West, Princeton, 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 8, 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 31st day of January, 2014 s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk

Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 6, 13 and 20, 2014. CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) ROBERT C. ) ANDERSON, ) DECEASED ) NO. 2014-P-6 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Robert C. Anderson. Letters of office were issued to Rita M. Bontz of 508 Park Avenue East, Princeton, Illinois 61356 as Independent Executor whose attorneys are Angel, Isaacson & Tracy, 111 Park Avenue East, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Court, Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the Independent Executor, or both, on or before August 4, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the Independent Executor is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Independent Executor and to the attorneys within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014. Angel, Isaacson & Tracy Attorneys for Estate 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 1, 8 and 15, 2014. LEGAL NOTICES The Bureau County Republican brings you the information you have a right to know. Check out each publication and stay informed!


BUREAU IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS P.I.N. 10-19-400-004 COMMON ADDRESS: 18609 2000 North Avenue, Princeton, IL 61356 And which mortgages were made by Timothy Platt a/k/a Timothy A. Platt, Dana Platt a/k/a Dana L. Platt as Mortgagor(s); and given to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Wintrust Mortgage Corporation as Mortgagee, to wit: that certain “Mortgage” dated 10/6/2009 and recorded as Document No. 2009R05614, that Summons was duly issued out of said court against you as provided by law, and that the said Complaint is now pending for foreclosure of said mortgages and for other relief. Now, therefore, unless you Jane Doe, Current Spouse or Civil Union Partner, if any, of Timothy Platt a/k/a Timothy A. Platt, John Doe, Current Spouse or Civil Union Partner, if any, of Dana Platt a/k/a Dana L. Platt, Unknown Owners, Generally, and Non-Record Claimants, file your Appearance and Answer to the Complaint in said action in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County, Chancery Division, on or before the March 10, 2014 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer for relief in said Complaint. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Attorneys for Plaintiff Jonathan E. Fay - 06304739 Penny A. Land - 06211093 Zeeshan S. Pervaiz - 6290442 Kluever & Platt, LLC 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 2300 Chicago, Illinois 60601 (312) 201-6679 Our File #: BAFC.0577 I588243 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 6, 13 and 20, 2014. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS Midland States Bank ) PLAINTIFF ) Vs. ) James E. Bodnum Jr. a/k/a JB; Citifinancial ) Services, Inc.; Ken Bodnum; Rick Bodnum; ) Vicki Hatton; Unknown Heirs and Legatees ) of Carol M. Bodnum; Unknown Owners and ) Nonrecord Claimants; Kenneth McEvoy, as ) Special Representative for Carol M. Bodnum ) (deceased) ) DEFENDANTS ) 13 CH 00085 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Carol M. Bodnum Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOTS 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, AND 8 IN BLOCK NUMBERED TWELVE (12) IN NEWMAN’S FIRST ADDITION TO THE TOWN (NOW VILLAGE) OF CHERRY, IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST

CORNER OF LOT 8 IN BLOCK 12 IN NEWMAN’S FIRST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF CHERRY, AND RUNNING THENCE EAST ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 8 A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET; THENCE RUNNING NORTH PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 8 A DISTANCE OF 49 FEET; THENCE RUNNING EAST PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 8 A DISTANCE OF 10 FEET; THENCE RUNNING NORTH PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF LOTS 8, 5, 4, AND 3 TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE RUNNING WEST ALONG AND UPON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; AND THENCE RUNNING SOUTH ALONG AND UPON THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOTS 3, 4, 5, AND 8 IN SAID BLOCK 12 TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE UNDERLYING COAL AND FIRECLAY WITH MINING RIGHTS AS HERETOFORE SEVERED FROM THE FEE THEREOF, SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF CHERRY, COUNTY OF BUREAU IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 607 E. Lincoln Avenue, Cherry, IL 61317 and which said Mortgage was made by: James E. Bodnum Sr. executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit Carol M. Bodnum executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit the Mortgagor(s), to Amcore Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Bureau County, Illinois, as Document No. 140310031 Book 1148 Page 343; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court 700 South Main Street Bureau County Courthouse Princeton, IL 61356 on or before February 24, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-21893 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I586109 Published in the Bureau County Republican Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 2014.

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Runaway slaves used musty piles of potatoes as “stations” to hide in. What can you find hidden in this pile of potatoes? A ball, a sock, a boat and a fish.

here once was a railroad that had no tracks, no trains, no whistles, no schedule. It ran through dark woods and swamps thick with snakes. Its “stations” were secret rooms and musty piles of potatoes.

Runaway slaves followed the North Star to freedom. If the stars were hidden by clouds, they would feel the trunks of the trees, looking for moss, which always grows on the north side of a tree.

The Underground Railroad, as it was called, was a series of secret paths and stations that helped runaway slaves find their way to freedom. The secret railroad ran from the southern United States to Canada.

Standards Link: Visual Discrimination: Students compare and sort common objects.

Star Gazing

Can you find the star that is different?

At one time, in some states, it was legal to own people. They could be bought and sold like cows and horses. This was called slavery. Many people thought slavery was wrong. They wanted to help slaves find a way to live free. This is how the Underground Railroad started. The kindnesses and concerns of thousands of strangers kept this freedom train “running.”

“Conductor” was one of the most dangerous jobs on the Underground Railroad. Conductors were runaway slaves who led other slaves to freedom. One of the most famous was Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman led more than 300 slaves to freedom. She once said, “On my Underground Railroad I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.” Standards Link: History: Students understand the importance of individual action and character and how heroes from long ago made a difference.


Find the words in the puzzle, then in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities. S B R S W A M P S T






Y R E V A L S O L D Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognizing identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

How We Overcome

Help Harriet find a path through the forest.

Find a newspaper story about someone overcoming a great obstacle such as a health challenge, an accident, or an unfair law. Read the article and list the facts: who, what, when, where, why and how. Using the facts, write a one-paragraph summary of the article.

Standards Link: Eye-hand coordination; problem solving.

Thomas Garrett’s home was a station on the Underground Railroad. He gave food and shelter to more than 2,500 runaway slaves. In 1848, he was arrested for helping runaway slaves. All of his property was taken away from him and sold. He had to pay a huge fine and was left penniless. Yet, he surprised the sheriff with what he said.

Standards Link: Writing Applications: Write summaries using newspaper format.

Look through the newspaper and circle things that can be owned in green. Circle things that cannot be owned in red.

Use the code to find out what Thomas said.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

Standards Link: History: Students know historical accounts through the stories of people and their actions.

My Hero

Tell about someone who is your hero (or heroine). Why is this person special to you?

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We want to hear from you – From you, for you is an interactive page for readers to share their photos, questions and comments. For information on how to submit a story, question or comment, contact BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at

A trip down Memory Lane “A trip down Memory lane” is an opportunity for BCR Reader to submit their long ago photos from yesteryear. If you would like to share an old photography with other BCR readers, send your photo along with pertinent information to BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356 or email The BCR reserves the right to refuse any photograph for publication.

ABOVE: Willis Anderson submitted this picture of the 1935 Tiskilwa High School FFA. Members include (front row) Johnny Nordstrom, William Perry, Millard Culp, Jerry Cotter, Earl Ringenberg and Alfred Brokaw; (second row) Walter Morris, Clarence Morris, Edward Miller, Floyd Wooden, Wilbur Albrecht, Frank Kaufman, Lester Culp, Wayne Sears, Cletus Smucker and Melvin Greenman; (third row) Willis Anderson, Ross Manning, Milton Smucker, John Ruberg, Clayton McFarland, Roger Vail, Oliver Bachman, Robert Albrecht and Mr. Newcomer (ag teacher); and (back row) Reid Bowers, Ralph Farley, Royal Gustafson, Woodrow Stingley, Edward Ary, Burton Borge, Ford Lawton and Howard Clement.

LEFT: Todd Borsch submitted this photo of Tiskilwa from the bluff in 1912.

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Pride and Prejudice Timothy, Cassia (front, left) and Danielle Denner practice their steps for the upcoming English Country Dance, hosted by Princeton Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. All are invited to attend the “Pride and Prejudice”themed ball. No experience is needed. Learn the dances of Jane Austen’s time and before. Dances will be taught by library programs director Ron McCutchan. Period clothing (Empire/Regency or Victorian) is optional. Andrea Denner said it’s a great activity for the entire family, and while there are some who dislike dancing, she has talked to several who have tried English Country Dance and have surprisingly enjoyed the activity. BCR photo/Goldie Currie

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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar Feb. 10 Arlington Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Buda Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Cherry Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Dalzell Grade School, 7 p.m., multi-purpose room DePue Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Mineral Village Board, 6:30 p.m., village hall Seatonville Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall

Feb. 11 Bureau County Board, 6 p.m., Bureau County Courthouse Ladd Village Board, 6:30 p.m., village hall Tiskilwa Village Board, 7 p.m., fire station Wyanet Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall

Feb. 12 Dalzell Village Board, 7 p.m., fire station

Auction Calendar Feb. 16 – Art and artifacts, antiques, fossils, painting, pictures, American Indian art, decoys and collectibles, 10:30 a.m., 3401 N. State St., Route 23, (Pitstick Pavilion), Ottawa, Higdon Auction Services, auctioneers. Feb. 27 – Irma D. Rodseth family trust, farmland, 10 a.m., sale held at 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. March 7 – Renini residuary trust, farmland, 10 a.m., sale held at 107 N. Chicago St., (Magnolia Fire Station), Magnolia, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers.

Seeking Sources Old Man Winter has us shivering, but a good pot of soup or stew is sure to take off the seasonal chill. Recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. ••• The Bureau County Republican is anxious to see your vacation photos. When you get to your destination, have someone take a photo of you holding the newspaper. It’s always fun if you can stand in front of a landmark or something interesting at your destination. When you get home, email the photo and some information about your trip to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and where your photo was taken. We’ll be happy to show your friends, family and neighbors where you went on your most recent vacation. Where in the World is the BCR? In your suitcase!

Illinois project to show Midwest farmers how to grow wetlands for cleaner water PRINCETON — In an agricultural watershed in north-central Illinois, Alliance Pipeline is supporting the work of nonprofit organization the Wetlands Initiative (TWI) to recruit farmers to try out a new conservation practice: Constructed wetlands to reduce excess nutrients from tile drainage. A two-year, $60,000 grant is benefiting the organization’s project to show how returning wetlands to the farming landscape can produce cleaner water locally and far downstream, while providing landowners with a new source of income. An Illinois-based nonprofit dedicated to restoring the Midwest’s wetland resources, TWI is conducting one-on-one outreach in the Big Bureau Creek Watershed to find landowners willing to install a constructed wetland on their property to demonstrate its effectiveness in treating tiledrainage runoff. Illinois has lost more than 90 percent of its original wetlands and is also the top contributor of nutrient pollution into the Mississippi River, which ultimately fuels the Gulf of Mexico’s toxic “dead zone.” Through a water quality credit trading market, farmers that voluntarily install wetlands on their land could be paid for the nutrient removal service those wetlands provide. “TWI’s project will provide an important benefit to the local community — in the short run by helping individual farmers try out this new conservation practice, and in the long run by developing a system to reward many landowners for returning valuable wetland systems to the landscape,” said Rob Gray, spokesperson for Alliance Pipeline. “We are proud to support this effort as part of our commitment to environmental stew-

ardship in the areas where we operate.” Leading TWI’s outreach effort are Rick Seibert and Jill Kostel. TWI has modeled how precisely placed wetlands can reduce nutrient runoff and found that wetlands are much more effective than other practices in addressing water quality issues. Seibert and Kostel will be sharing this information with landowners who could install a wetland on their property to achieve significant nutrient reduction. The small “working wetlands” would be placed along existing drainage ways and are designed to naturally remove excess nutrients while taking a minimum amount of farmland out of production. The constructed wetland practice has been successfully used in Iowa, and TWI is now pursuing it in Illinois as a cost-effective solution to nutrient pollution. Once farmers have signed on to implement a wetland, TWI will help them access federal financial and technical assistance through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) or through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). “Our research has found that there’s great potential for water quality trading in the Big Bureau Creek Watershed, but that landowners first want to see evidence on the ground that the wetlands work,” said Kostel, TWI’s senior environmental engineer. “Installing a few ‘demonstration wetlands’ will let the farmers kick the tires, so to speak. This is an important step toward demonstrating a market in this watershed that could be replicated to reduce nutrient pollution throughout the Midwest.”

Growing concern over new cell phone scam CHICAGO — Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone users about a new scam that can result in unauthorized charges appearing on their monthly wireless statement. It’s called the “One Ring” scam because the scammers program computers to send thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, ring once and then disconnect. The scammers then hope you are curious enough about the call that you return the call right away. “As of yet, we have not had any complaints filed but given how rapidly this scam is spreading and growing across the

country, our opinion is it won’t be long,” said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. When the cell phone owner returns the call, they are charged $19.95 for the international call fee. After that, there is a $9 per minute charge. “Often they will first hear music then maybe advertising, but it’s easy to see how quickly these charges can add up,” noted Bernas. Consumers who have been duped by these calls report they are coming from the Caribbean Islands including Grenada, Anti-

gua, Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands. If a person thinks they may have fallen for this scam, they should immediately alert their cell phone carrier and keep an eye on their cell phone bill. The earlier they document the fraud, the better their chances of having some or all of the charges removed. Bernas added, “To be as safe as possible the best thing to do if your phone rings and it’s an international number you don’t recognize, don’t answer, and don’t call back” For more information on scams, go to

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All about you Birthdays Feb. 6 • Richard Martinez • Kathy J. Adams Feb. 7 • Paul Robinson • Jeff Egan • Abby Buysse • Judy Shofner • Betty Kastor • Ashley Snow • RayyLee DePauw • Anastasia Gruenwald • Roger Swan • Bob Hayward • Linda Gustafson Feb. 8 • Janet Brokaw • Marlo Sanders • Sandy Storm • Collette Yelm • Lynette McFadden • Frank Dunlap

Feb. 9 • Terri Youman • Robin Epperson • Marietta Johnson Feb. 10 • Greg Wallace • Bob Gustafson • Mike Willis • Elsie Thompson • Abby Waugamon • Kyle Bickett Feb. 11 • Kay Brummel • Deborah Lindberg • Shawn Brown • Kathy Hudson • Carrie Pegram Feb. 12 • June Harmon • Jodi Roggy • Gary J. Johnson • Tracy Cruz • Jessica Bickett

Births Giacalone — Mark and Deana (Soldati) Giacalone of Princeton, son, Jan. 23. Gugerty — Jerry Gugerty and Kelsey Hubbard of Princeton, son, Jan. 29. Lopez — Antonie and Celia (Gonzalez) Lopez of DePue, son, Jan. 21. Salazar— Ruthy Salazar of LaSalle, daughter, Jan. 20. Smith — Christopher and Rebeca (Rohrig) Smith of Manlius, daughter, Jan. 24.

Reagan birthday celebration TAMPICO — The Tampico Area Historical Society and the Ronald Reagan Birthplace Museum will celebrate the birthday of Ronald Reagan from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Refreshments will be served in the Historical Society Museum. Both museums will be open for tours throughout the day. Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911 and is the only president born in Illinois. For more information, contact Joan Johnson at 815622-8705 or email

Trivia night PERU — The Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru will host a trivia night Friday, Feb. 7 at the Peru Eagles Club, 830 Harrison St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the game will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and teams can have six to 10 players. There will be prizes for the three teams with the highest scores. Food and drink will be available to purchase. To reserve a table, call Ann at MarkAllen’s at 815220-0642.

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Death Notices Bitting — Mary Lu Bitting, 76, of Buda, Jan. 28. Dillon — Betty Dillon, 91, of Princeton, Jan. 28. Elgin — Vernon F. Elgin, 87, of Tampico, Feb. 2. Farley — John S. Farley, 89, of German Valley, Jan. 29. Farrell — Glenn “Toby” Farrell, 57, of Ottawa, Jan. 30. Fouse — Nadine H. Fouse, 49, of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, Pa., formerly of Entriken, 49, Jan. 26. Jones — Allan L. Jones, 67, of Princeton, Jan. 28. Langford — Dorothy Alene Langford, 97, of Forsyth, formerly of Walnut, Jan. 26. Mercer — Jay L. Mercer, 84, of Princeton, Jan. 24. Morris — Alice J. Morris, 91, of Princeton, Jan. 27. Sherman — Bette Sherman, 89, of Tampico, Jan. 31. Snyder — O.L. Gil Snyder, 86, of Crystal Lake, Jan. 30. Westfall — Virginia “Ginny” Westfall, 88, of Little Swan Lake, Avon, Jan. 25.

UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge will host Steve Sharp from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Sharp will perform original songs and classic rock. There will be food and drink available.

Calendar Pancake and sausage breakfast LAMOILLE — The Clarion 4-H will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at the LaMoille Lions Club, 308 Howard St. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 5-10 years old and free for children under 4. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, ham, toast, milk, juice and coffee.

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

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

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MALDEN — The Malden Grade School will host a chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. The cost its $5 for adults and $3 for children. Admission into the girls basketball game against Ohio is included. There will be raffle prizes.

UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge will hold a teddy bear tea at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Great Hall. All ages are welcome. Be sure to bring a teddy bear. The cost is $17 per person. For more information and to make reservations, call 815-220-7386.

DALZELL — St. Thomas More Church in Dalzell will hold a wine and beer tasting event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. The tasting is sponsored by Rudy’s

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

Bingo PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815879-5261. The public is invited to attend.

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

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Library Corner PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Feb. 6, the PHS Book Club, Tigers Read, will discuss “Ashfall” by Mike Mullin during lunch periods in the PHS Learning Center. Also today, the Children’s Book and YA Novel Book Club for Grownups will meet at 2:30 p.m. at Flour House Bakery and will discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Also, adult craft night will be at 6:30 p.m., and participants will be making Valentine’s cards and paper crafts. All materials will be supplied. Open for ages 10 and up. Monday, Feb. 10, Livings Works will meet at 6 p.m. Also, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a handsome playboy and beautiful night club singer who have a romance on a Europe to New York cruise. Despite being engaged to others, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building, but will the reunion take place? Tuesday, Feb. 11, the preschool story time and craft will be at 10:30 a.m. and feature a Valentine’s Day craft. Also Tuesday, a Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. and feature

Jennifer Allen and Lori Windows as they discuss endurance riding. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Chicks with Sticks will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the periodical section. New members are welcome. Call the library for more information. Also, the Widmark Wednesday Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a unique World War II film about a group of U.S. Navy weathermen and their interactions with a band of Mongol nomads who rescue them from the Japanese. Thursday, Feb. 13, Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “The Hoot and Holler Opening Soon” by Billie Letts. All are welcome. Also Thursday, the library will host a Pride and Prejudice Ball: English Country Dances at 6:30 p.m.. Learn the steps from the time of Jane Austen and before. No experience needed. All ages welcome. Period clothing (Empire/ Regency Victorian) optional. SPRING VALLEY — The library hosts story time for children ages 3 to 8 years old every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6 p.m. This involves a story being read by the

librarian and a craft that is associated with the story. SHEFFIELD — Weekly story hour for preschoolers will begin Monday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. The program will run for about six weeks. Registration is required. Call the Sheffield Public Library at 815-4542628. Look out for the library patron survey in this month’s water bill. Patrons are encouraged to take time to read and respond to the survey. This is an opportunity to voice opinions on future classes and programs patrons would like to see offered if there is enough interest. Residents are asked to include contact information on the survey, so the library can follow-up on the suggestions. The library is makings plans for a soup supper to be held in March. More details will follow. Library newsletters including information on new book arrivals, upcoming events and library news are available in the library, in the post office entrance and some local restaurants. Reminder: Library hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to

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voting for Rebecca Caudill readers has been moved back to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Participants will vote for their favorite nominee at LaMoille-Clarion Public Library. A reminder that patrons must be in Grades 4-8 and have read at least three of the nominees to be eligible to vote. Each vote counts, so patrons really do have a say in which book gets the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award for 2014. Also on Saturday, Feb. 8, the library will show the movie “Despicable Me 2” at 12:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. The library has added many new titles to its collection. Stop in and find a new favorite today. PERU — The Peru Public Library has many new children’s programs scheduled for this winter. Children and their adult caregivers are welcome from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday for Cabin Fever Play and Read mornings. Books, toys, puzzles, puppets, coloring sheets, building blocks and bricks will be made available. No registration necessary.

Also, Doggie Tales, readings with Tillie, will be held monthly. This program is for both the beginner and experienced reader. Kids will read for 5-10 minutes to Tillie, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who is a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs, Inc. and Intermountain Therapy Dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required. Story time for children 3-5 years old continues though April 30 and is held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Children enjoy stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts. Registration is appreciated. Wiggles and Giggles is for newborns to children as old as 3 years. Continuing through March 25, the program is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Programming includes fingerplays, bounces, tickles and songs. Registration is appreciated. All programs are flexible and families may bring younger or older children to these programs. Visit www. or call 815-223-0229, ext. 5, for more information and registration.

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Food court Secret Kiss Cookies

10 1/2-inch rolls. Wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Unwrap 1 cup butter, softened dough and cut into 1/8-inch slices. 1/2 cup sugar Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased 1 teaspoon vanilla extract baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 9 to 11 2 cups all-purpose flour minutes or until edges are set. Remove 1 cup finely chopped walnuts to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, 30 milk chocolate kisses combine the confectioners’ sugar, but1 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided ter, milk, extract and red food color2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, 2 tablespoons baking cocoa ing; beat until smooth. Spread on the chopped In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar bottom of half of the cookies. Top with 1/2 cup butter, softened and vanilla until mixture is light and remaining cookies. 2/3 cup packed brown sugar fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. 1/3 cup sugar Fold in walnuts. Refrigerate dough for 2 1 egg to 3 hours or until firm. Shape into 1-inch 1 tablespoon red food coloring balls. Flatten balls and place a chocolate 3/4 cup shortening 1 teaspoon vanilla extract kiss in the center of each. Pinch dough 1 cup sugar, divided 2 cups all-purpose flour together around kiss. Place 2 inches apart 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon baking soda on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sour cream 375° for 12 minutes or until set but not 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate browned. Cool for 1 minute. Remove 1/4 teaspoon salt chips from pans to wire racks. Sift together 2/3 1 cup chopped fruit flavored or spiced 1 16-ounce can cream cheese frosting In microwave, melt unsweetened cup confectioners’ sugar and cocoa. While gumdrops chocolate, stir until smooth; cool. In cookies are still warm, roll half in cocoa 2 egg whites a large bowl, cream butter and sugars mixture and half in remaining confectionIn a large bowl, cream shortening and until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, ers’ sugar. Cool completely. Store in an 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat food coloring and vanilla. Add cooled airtight container. in the extract. Combine the flour, baking chocolate, beat until blended. In anothsoda and salt; gradually add to creamed er bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and mixture and mix well. Stir in gumdrops. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until salt. Add to creamed mixture alternatesoft peaks form. Gradually add remainly with sour cream, beating until after 1 cup butter, softened ing sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. 3/4 cup sugar Fold into dough. Drop by heaping teaDrop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart 2 cups all-purpose flour spoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased onto parchment paper-lined baking 3 cups flaked coconut baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 sheets. Bake at 375° for 6 to 9 minutes 25 drops red food coloring In a large bowl, cream butter and minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 or until set. Remove to wire racks to sugar until light and fluffy; gradually minute before removing from pans to cool completely. Spread with frosting. beat in the flour. Stir in 1 cup coconut. wire racks to cool completely. Divide dough in half, shape each into a 7-inch long roll. Place coconut into a large resalable plastic bag. Seal bag 1/2 cup butter, softened and shake to tint coconut. Roll one log 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar in red coconut. Roll second roll in red. 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, 1 egg Wrap logs separately in plastic wrap 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract divided and refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours or until 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour firm. Cut dough crosswise into 1/4-inch 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder slices. Place cookies 1 inch apart on 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° 1/4 cup baking cocoa Royal Icing for 12 to 14 minutes or until bottoms 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar are light brown. Remove from pan to 1 1/4 cups finely chopped pecans or 1/3 cup warm water wire racks to cool. The red coconut will 4 teaspoons meringue powder almonds Red or different colored food coloring go well for Valentine’s Day. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon In a bowl, cream butter and sugar, In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and cup confectioners’ sugar until light and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradfluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, ually add to the creamed mixture. 3/4 cup butter, softened cornstarch, cocoa and salt, gradually Cover and chill for 1 hour or until easy 1 cup sugar add to creamed mixture and mix well, to handle. On a lightly floured surface, 1 egg stir in nuts. Shape tablespoonfuls of roll out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Bake at 350° 2 cups all-purpose flour for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly 3/4 cup baking cocoa browned. Cool on wire racks. For icing: 1 teaspoon baking powder In a small bowl, combine the confec- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda tioners’ sugar, water and the meringue 1/2 teaspoon salt powder; beat on low speed just until 1/4 cup 2% milk Filling combined. Beat on high for 4 minutes or until soft peaks form. Cover frosting 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar with damp paper towels or plastic wrap 3 tablespoons butter, softened 2% milk between uses. 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dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12 to 14 minutes or until set. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining confectioners’ sugar. Roll warm cookies in sugar mixture. Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

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cup butter, softened cup vegetable oil cup sugar cup confectioners’ sugar eggs teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cups all-purpose flour teaspoon soda teaspoon cream of tartar In a large bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugars. Beat in eggs, until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture. Drop dough by small teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake cookies at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. * I don’t know if this is the Amish Cookie Recipe that I was looking for a reader, but just ran across it as I was doing this column. I sure hope it is. I have lost the phone number. If you have any recipes to share with our other readers, you can send them to my email at judyd2313@ or drop a line to my attention to the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Senior Spotlight Zach Andersen Name: Zach Andersen. Nickname: Andersen, Zandy, Andy. School:  Princeton High School. Date/place of birth: Sept. 21, 1995/ Chesterville, Va. Hometown: Princeton. Family: Three sisters, two stepsisters, two stepbrothers, two brothers-in-law. Sports:  Soccer, cross country, basketball and track. Favorite sport and why: Soccer, it’s just a really good time with my friends. Favorite food and where to get it: Shrimp tortellini from Walmart. Likes: Food, sports, video games, movies. Dislikes: Reading. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): Coach Bird, he pushed me to work hard year around. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My dad. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: boat. Last song I listened to: King of Amarillo by Issues. People would be surprised to know: I am a video game nerd. BCR photo/Mike Vaughn

Zach Andersen says the person with the greatest influence on his athletic career was Tiger soccer coach Jason Bird, because “he pushed me to work hard year around.”

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2014 Princeton Women’s Masters Bowling Tournament

The field for the 2014 Princeton Women’s Masters Bowling Tournament include champion Carrie Hanson, Shelly Allen, Sherry Allen, Carol Walker, Nicole Walker, Lori Tuft, Robin Eikenberry, Brenda Lanham, Anna Flaig, Julie Jilderda, Karin Baugh, Cecilia Joritz, Trudi Colby, Shannon Allen, Laura Allen, Melinda Camp, Dana Jesioloski, Brenda Brokaw and Lynette McFadden.

Tournament director Photos contributed Mary Hartmann (right) congratulates Cari Han- Melinda Camp (third from left) accepts the Darson on her 2014 Masters lene Shepard Sportsmanship Award from Emileigh Shepard, Sandy Shepard and Cathy Shepard. championship.

Retired numbers rededication at Ohio

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Six former Ohio High School basketball greats were decorated for their playing careers with a rededication of their retired jerseys. Those making it back for the ceremony, joined by their coach, Lloyd Johnson (center) were Todd Etheridge (from left), Steve Etheridge, Brad Bickett and Ike Beers. Brian Piper and Lance Harris were unable to attend.

Former Ohio Bulldog All-Stater Brad Bickett admires his retired No. 24 jersey during last week’s ceremony at Ohio High School.

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