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Winter health, road fitness Fogle: ‘Get back on the horse’ By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — This year’s winter snow conditions, which seem to be never-ending, have brought challenges not only to Bureau County area drivers but also to the general fitness of area residents.

Benjamin Fogle, a health educator with the Bureau/Putnam County Health Department, said everyone is subject to the impact of the weather, but the snow days especially make it difficult at times for people to get around safely and to get the physical activity they need.

“It’s difficult to maintain a healthy balance during these times,” Fogle said using a healthy lifestyle and icy road analogy to stress his point. “The health department wants to remind people that real balance is an ongoing process. Envision maneuvering icy roads. At any one point you may be outside the lines or off the road a

little, but you continuously make the course corrections required to stay on route to your destination.” Both the Center for Disease Control and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend adults get 150 minutes or two and onehalf hours of moderate intensity physical activity per week, Fogle said.

For children and young people under the age of 18, the recommendation is at least 60 minutes of physical activities per day. However, the snow sends most everyone’s regular physical activities indoors, which is limiting for both adults and children. Children may find their healthy physical activities are often too

large and rambunctious for the house, and they may become inactive at various times, even days at a time, he said. His recommendation is to “get back on the horse” and take a walk, visit the gym, jump-start efforts and remember that every choice matters, Fogle said.

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Oh, deer! IDNR looks to maintain or increase deer population By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — Bureau County deer hunters, as well as those in 40 other Illinois counties, could see a decrease in the number of deer hunting permits granted for the 2014-15 year by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). IDNR Director Marc Miller said the possible decrease in the number of granted deer permits would reflect a revision of deer population objectives for the state. That revision follows a two-year review of Illinois deer management efforts, taking into account such factors as automobile/ car crashes and hunting statistics, he said. “The IDNR manages deer by county and state population goals, and as a result of our two-year review, we’re making changes for many counties. In these counties our strategy is shifting from deer herd reduction to maintaining or increasing deer populations,” Miller said. Natural resource biologists have determined deer population goals can now be increased in those affected counties, while still keeping the overall numbers at levels which will reduce conflicts between deer and people, such as automobile/deer accidents and farm crop damages, Miller said.

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And the winners are ... Prairie Arts Council secretary and 2014 Gala Chair Sue Garvin (left) shares a laugh with artist O.V. “Verne” Shaffer (center), recipient of the fifth annual PAC Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, and Julia McCutchan, retired PAC board member and recipient of a special Patron of the Arts award, during the PAC Gala at a Hundred Acres Orchard in Princeton. About 125 people attended the annual event, “An Evening of Dance,” which also featured a silent auction and music by Ivory Plus.

St. Patrick’s is on its own Sheffield parish separates from Sacred Heart By Goldie Currie

SHEFFIELD — On Feb. 5, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield became unlinked from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Annawan and is now a stand-alone parish. The Rev. Mark Miller will now serve St. Patrick’s full time and has moved into the rectory in Sheffield.

For the most part, this comes as a relief for parishioners, as it will avoid the possible decision of merging with Sacred Heart. But with a small parish made up of only about 145 families, it comes as an unusual decision from the bishop. “It’s unusual for one small parish to pay for all the expenses, and because there are now fewer priests,” explained Miller. “But the level of participation and Sunday giving enables this parish to operate and pay for all it bills on its own.” In the last couple years there’s been fear the bishop would decide to merge Sacred Heart and St. Patrick’s. Miller explained

with that option, the parishes would become one and have two separate sites. “Instead of two separate parishes linked together, there was going to be one parish with a new name with St. Patrick’s still on this building,” he said. “It would have been disheartening for the people a little bit, but it would have required the people here to be supporting another church 10 miles away.” Not only is the Sunday giving less in Annawan, but there are also more bills with the larger church, according to Miller. The merge could have potentially left Sheffield

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Winter ... still full-steam ahead The Princeton depot ... probably one of the most frequently photographed landmarks in Bureau County, looks particularly splendid wrapped in Mother Nature’s finest winter coat. The snowflakes keep falling, but area meteorologists say there is a reprieve in sight.

Health From Page 1 To go along with the need for increased physical activity during winter months, people have to remember that rest and relaxation are also important to include in a healthy lifestyle, Fogle said. “Fitting it all in means we must make informed decisions on where to delegate the time we have. Doing this will offer us the most benefits with the least amount of sacrifices,” Fogle said. “Quick results are something we demand from our fast-paced lives, but remember, consistency and persistence will get

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PANDAS: Family struggles with rare disorder Disease poses unique challenges amid medical skeptics

is a rare disease. It usually occurs in young children from a strep infection that is thought to trigger OCD, tics and other neuropsychiatric disorders. It isn’t caused by the infection directly but by the body’s response to strep. PANDAS experts, of which there are few, believe it is an autoimmune disease that continually interferes with the basal ganglia, the part of the brain that controls movement and behavior. Without treatment, physical and emotional symptoms get progressively worse. Many researchers compare it to another autoimmune disorder, rheumatic fever.

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WALNUT – Jaclyn and Thomas Trujillo’s daughter, Kloey, loved school, playing with other children, and participating in a variety of activities. Then for no apparent reason, everything in the extremely intelligent 5 year old’s once-safe world suddenly changed. “Last year around Halloween, we noticed she had problems with any changes in her routine,” Jaclyn, 28, said. “When she didn’t want to go to a Halloween party, I started to sense something was wrong.” The normally social little girl went to the party but gripped her mother’s hand the entire time. The unusual behaviors and the Walnut family’s struggles were just beginning. “Kloey dropped out of dance. She woke up screaming because she didn’t want to go on an outing with her Scout troop,” Jaclyn said. “She would become terrified over any small changes.” Then Kloey started exhibiting severe obsessive-compulsive disorder traits. Getting her dressed became a nightmare. “She couldn’t stand the way her pants touched her ankles, the way her shoes fit her, or the presence of a line on her shirt – she

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Kloey Trujillo, 5, colors at the dining room table at her home outside of Walnut. Last week was one of the first times Kloey has been able to go school recently. would have a total meltdown over everything,” Jaclyn said. For a month straight, the only thing she would wear was a dance leotard – and it had to be black. Jaclyn washed the same leotard and pair of capri pants every night and was forced to send her daughter to school in ballet shoes. Communication became difficult amid some of the autism-like behaviors, and sometimes drawing pictures became the only option.

Seeking help The family visited a doctor shortly after the wideranging and inexplicable symptoms started. The pediatrician attributed Kloey’s behaviors to “heightened sensitivity issues” and after occupational therapy evaluations, the Trujillos were told Kloey could be on the spectrum for autism or sensory processing disorder. Kloey kept withdrawing from others, struggled through school days – when she went – and removed

her inhibiting clothing the minute she came home, taking comfort in a familiar blanket. Frustrated by vague answers and more physical symptoms complicated by her daughter’s bladder reflux problems, Jaclyn started researching OCD in children, and almost by accident, she stumbled upon something that finally seemed to connect all the dots. “I was reading a Parents magazine story about something called PANDAS,” she

said. “It finally explained everything we were going through, so I just kept researching it.” In Hinsdale, the Trujillos found one of the few doctors nationwide who treats PANDAS. “He was certain she had PANDAS,” Jaclyn said. “If I wouldn’t have done my own research and kept pushing, I still wouldn’t know what’s wrong with my daughter.” Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections, or PANDAS,

Unawareness of PANDAS, and the emotional and financial roller coaster that is the disease, puts tremendous strain on families. That’s why Wendy Nawara of Naperville started the PANDAS/PITAND/PANS Advocacy and Support group, the only official organization of its kind in Illinois. Although members are spread out geographically, daily support is available through a Facebook page. She also puts together periodic face-to-face meetings and encourages parents to branch off into smaller groups. “They call it a rare disease, but it really isn’t,” Nawara said. “I think we will see a lot more of it when awareness is increased and we get better at diagnosing it.”

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The majestic St. Patrick’s Catholic Church welcomes all to Sheffield; its steeple can be seen from whichever way you enter this western Bureau County village. Earlier this month, the church became un-linked from Annawan’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church and is now a stand alone parish.

Parish From Page 1 parishioners paying for a church not even in town. The decision may have spurred less membership and possibly a closure of St. Patrick’s, Miller said. “Who wants to pay for bills over there when no one is taking advantage of that church and doesn’t want to take advantage of it?” he said. “It’s nice to know where your money is going and how it’s being used. “The important thing now is St. Patrick’s is better off being on their own, paying for their own bills and having their own life separate from another parish,” Miller said. Another plus is the change will allow for a full-time priest providing

Kloey From Page 3 Nawara knows all too well the toll PANDAS takes on families. She has three children who have been treated by the same Hinsdale doctor. She said the doubt about the disease that lingers in the medical community increases the stress. “These symptoms are downright scary,” Nawara said. “Many of these kids are being misdiagnosed, and parents are having to do so much research. “You want to be a good patient and do what the doctor says, but there comes a time when doctors need to start listening to parents.” Nawara, like many PANDAS parents, also had to deal with dismissive atti-

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The Rev. Mark Miller stands at the altar inside St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield. Miller is looking forward to working full time in Sheffield. full-time services. “With two parishes running back and forth, staying afloat was my main goal,” Miller said. “I didn’t have much of a presence at either place

because of the busyness. Now I’m here and don’t have to drive everyday.” Talking about what makes St. Patrick’s such a strong parish, Miller brought up the history of

tudes from many doctors along the way. “My first doctor said it was sensory sensitivity,” Nawara said. “That doctor told me, ‘She’ll outgrow it; you need to be firmer and set better limits.’ Families are dejected by doctors, schools, and many have lost contact with their friends.” The group started with two members and now has nearly 200. She is now approving two to 10 new families a week on Facebook. Nawara now sees her struggles as a calling. “I was a social worker and sibling of someone with multiple disabilities,” Nawara said. “I knew I wanted to work with families like this, and looking back, I think everything happened the way it was supposed to.”

Financial challenges Thomas Trujillo, 35, is insured through his employer, Sterling Steel, but most treatments for the disease are not covered by the insurance industry at large. It is not officially recognized as a disease by the entities that guide the insurance companies. “We have flex spending, too, and they don’t even take that,” Jaclyn said. “PANDAS is not in the book of diagnosed diseases.” The most promising treatment for severe cases of PANDAS is intravenous immunoglobulin treatment, or IVIG. Plasma from many individuals must be mixed and purified before it is administered to boost a compromised immune system. Each treatment

the church. Miller has permanently moved into the rectory in Sheffield and has announced a new Mass schedule. The church will also now be opened during the day for private prayer and adoration. A celebration is also in the planning stages for March 15 to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Patrick’s and the new status of the parish. Miller expressed his excitement for being in Sheffield and will now have a better opportunity to attend more social events to get a better grasp on the community. “I’m happy to be wherever the bishop wants, but I know this is the best thing for the people of Sheffield,” he said. Comment on this story at

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HARMON — William Thrasher, 78, of Harmon died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at his home in Harmon. Arrangements are pending with Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

STERLING — Lorella M. Wise, 82, of Sterling passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Lorella was born April 30, 1931, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton to Robert and Geraldine (Munger) Bowen. She went to Bowen Lorella Wise School and Reeves Grade School and graduated from Walnut High School with the class of 1949. She married C. Elmer Wise on Dec. 17, 1949, at the First Christian Church in Walnut. She was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother to their two children. They farmed in the Walnut and New Bedford area for 50 years and then retired to Coventry Village Retirement Center in Sterling. Lorella was a member of the First Christian Church in Walnut, where she was a former member of the women’s circle. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Steven (Janet) Wise of Salina, Kan., and Craig Wise of Walnut; one sister, Marilyn (Clarence) Wolf of Sterling; one grandson, Darren Wise of Princeton; two nieces, Joyce (George) Mathews of Summerfield, Fla., and Judy Bowen of Greenfield, Wis.; two nephews, Loren (Diana) Wolf of Sterling and Bruce Wolf of Morton; and one great-niece and two great-nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Darrell Bowen; and one sister–inlaw, Frances Bowen of Walnut. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Brian Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the First Christian Church of Walnut or the donor’s choice.

KEWANEE — Gerard J. “Jerry” Rux, 80, of Kewanee passed away at 8:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. Gerard was born May 16, 1933, in Chicago, the son of John P. and Ethel M. (Haag) Rux. He married Lucretia G. Malicki July 2, 1960, in ChiGerard Rux cago. She survives. Also surviving are eight children, Daniel (Rhonda) Rux of Galva, Carrie (Jack) Schlindwein of Geneseo, Andrew Rux of Hartford, Wis., John (Angie) Rux of Chicago, Michael Rux of Galesburg, Amy Rux of Aurora, Suzanne (Jim) Burkhart of Kewanee and Katie (Mat) Orwig of Atkinson; 19 grandchildren, Nathan (Karen), Adam, Abbey, Zachary, Lexy, Jacob, Tauge, Maggie, Megan, Caleb, Gerard, Greta, Charlie, Sam, Henry, Eleanor, Colin, Charlotte and Evan; one greatgrandchild due in May; and a sister, Roberta “Bobbie” (Tom) St. Leger of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marilynn Johnson. Jerry was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He attended Loyola University in Chicago and in 1955 graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. After his graduation, he was employed in the funeral industry in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. In 1973, Jerry and his family moved to Kewanee to purchase the former Creamer Funeral Home and operated the Rux Funeral Home as a family business now with his son, Dan, and grandson, Zachary. Jerry served on many boards and committees over the past 40 years. Some of these include: the Kewanee YMCA Board, where he was also involved with fundraising for the YMCA. He was a member of the Kewanee Rotary since 1975 and served

as president in 1992-93. Kewanee Rotary honored Jerry in 1996 as a Paul Harris Fellow. He served on the Visitation Education Commission as president for nine years and was involved in planning and development of a new school while on the Education Commission. He served as chairman of the Kewanee United Way Drive in 1998 and was co-chairman in 1999. He served on the Abilities Plus Board and helped raise funds for their new facility. He was a founding member of Patriot Renewable Fuels in Annawan. He was a founding member and participant of the Red-Witch Sailing Club that did the Hoggatta Reggatta events during Hog Days. He was a member of St. Mary’s Parish at Visitation Catholic Church in Kewanee where he had served as a lector for 20 years. Jerry was known for passing out St. Gerard medals to expectant mothers or mothers trying to conceive. He was always proud to point out his “St. Gerard” babies, for he had a strong faith in his church. He was a life-long Chicago Cubs fan and he enjoyed being the spirit of Christmas. His greatest pleasure was following the many different activities of his grandchildren and was looking forward to becoming a great-grandfather. His presence in the lives of his family, his friends and the members of the community will be deeply missed but never forgotten. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Feb. 15, at Visitation Catholic Church in Kewanee. The celebrant was Father Johndamaseni Zilimu. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee, with military rites accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. A rosary was recited and visitation held Friday, Feb. 14, at the Rux Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Visitation Catholic School, Abilities Plus or St. Mary’s Parish. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome. com.

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41 years. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, having done a tour in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division. He had served as mayor of the village of Dover for 14 years and then on the village board for several years. Also surviving are his son, Michael (Barb) Fisher of New Sharon, Iowa; his daughter, Tiffany (Steve) McKenney of Tiskilwa; four grandchildren, Blake, Austyn, Madison and Conner; four brothers, Jerry, Larry, Richard and Tom Fisher; and six sisters, Elizabeth Piacenti, Sharon Still,

Carol Buckman, Barb O’Neill, Bernice Schuetz and Anna Meyer. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Pearl and Suzie, in infancy. A celebration of life will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the FiocchiJensen Funeral Home, Princeton, followed by military honors by the Princeton Veterans Memorial Group. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Daniel’s family.

TISKILWA — Clarence A. Compton, 81, of Tiskilwa passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Clarence was born May 26, 1932, in Vienna, Ill., to Conrad and Eunice (Turner) Cassel. He was a class of 1950 graduate of Tiskilwa Clarence High School. He had worked Compton as a mechanical engineer at Harper-Wyman for more than 40 years. He had served in the 44th division of the 123rd Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean War. He married Rita L. Westman on Sept. 7, 1952, in the United Methodist Church of Tiskilwa. He was a member of the Tiskilwa Community Church, the Princeton VFW and the Mt. Bloom Cemetery Association. He was a local sports enthusiast, especially finding joy in watching his kids and grandkids play sports. He enjoyed woodworking and after retirement pursued his craft. He is survived by his children, Richard Compton of Putnam, Susan (Mike) Poehling of Kimberling City, Mo., Sally (Paul) Albrecht of Tiskilwa, David (Lori) Compton of Tiskilwa, Douglas (Kristi) Compton of Princeton and Sondra (Scott) Owens of Tiskilwa; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rita L. Compton on Dec. 28, 2011; and one grandson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Tiskilwa Community Church with Deacon John Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, with military honors by the Princeton Veterans Memorial Group. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the FiocchiJensen Funeral Home in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Tiskilwa Ambulance Service.

DOVER — Daniel R. Fisher, 70, of Dover, formerly of Tiskilwa, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in his home. Born April 7, 1943, in Princeton to Irvin and Ethel (Bimm) Fisher, he married Eleanor Miller on Dec. 7, 1962. She survives. Daniel He had worked as a forklift Fisher driver at Harper-Wyman for

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From the editor’s desk I’m writing this column on Monday, and as I look out my office window, it’s blustery, cold and snowing. While those adjectives — almost without exception — have described this winter, there is some warmer information in sight. In just a few short weeks, we’ll be turning our clocks ahead an hour as we observe Daylight Saving Time. That’s right. On March 9, we will “spring forward,” and give ourselves an extra hour of daylight. While it could very well still be blustery, cold and snowing, at least that Terri extra hour of daylight will help with Mother Simon Nature’s gloomy personality this year. As I drove to work this morning from Sheffield, I think the roads were the worst I’d seen all season ... so far. ••• On behalf of the Bureau County Republican and myself, I’d like to extend a sincere congratulations to artist O.V. “Verne” Shafer, who was honored with the Prairie Arts Council’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, and Julia McCutchan, who was also honored with the PAC’s Patron of the Arts Award, on Saturday evening at the PAC’s annual gala event. I can’t think of two more deserving people to take home these welldeserved awards. Congratulation! Both of these folks have my deepest and most heartfelt respect. ••• The BCR is working on an upcoming page about St. Patrick’s Day. On this page, which will be a fun-filled expose on this March holiday, we want to include a listing of all area restaurants who will be serving corned beef and cabbage. Please send the name of your restaurant, the hours and days you’ll be serving, and what your corned beef and cabbage meal includes. Email that information to BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at or call Maxwell at 815-8754461, ext. 228. ••• Just a reminder: If your group or organization is having an event, we’d like to help you promote it in our newspaper, our website and on mobile platforms. For advertising, contact BCR Sales Development Manager Pam Pratt-March at 815-875-4461, ext. 241, or by email at For listings in our event calendar, on our religion page, etc., please submit your press release telling us who, what, when, where and why to For more information on those submissions, contact BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at or call her at 815-875-4461, ext. 227. ••• Watch for it! Our brand, spanking new special section, “Hometown Heroes,” will be inside your newspaper on Thursday. This new section is really neat, and I know you are going to like it. We are so lucky in Bureau and Putnam counties, since our area is filled with a host of Hometown Heroes. That’s why this will be the first in many more editions to come. If you don’t see your favorite Hometown Hero in this edition, hopefully, we’ll be able to feature them in next year’s edition. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think. ••• Thought for today: “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” Poet Anne Dudley Bradstreet. Thought for tomorrow: “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. When you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Writer Joseph Campbell. ••• What would you like to see in your hometown newspaper, that we don’t already give you? Send me an email at Your input is integral to our success. You can also call me at 815-875-4461, ext. 229. ••• I hope you are using these bleak winter days to find happiness with your friends and family members. What a great time to reconnect! Please be gentle with one another — and also be gentle with yourself. And remember ... you are important to me and the BCR.

On the street

February is the Great American Pie Month. What’s your favorite pie? Why? Where do you get it?

“I like rhubarb pie with meringue topping. My mom used to make it. I have it at Myrtle’s Cafe now.” Mary Wallace, Princeton

“Pineapple pie is my favorite. My mom made it for years. Now I have to make it myself, but it’s not as good as hers.” Carol Nelson, Princeton

“I love pecan pie. My grandma used to make it, and she taught me. I made it for this past Thanksgiving.” Niki Swanson, Manlius

“My favorite pie is pecan pie. I love the taste of it. A close friend from Louisiana makes it when I visit.” Barb Elwell, Princeton

“My favorite pie is pumpkin because as a child it was easy to eat even though I didn’t like crust. I buy them at the store now.” Lois Weborg, Princeton

A beacon through the black Immersed in the immensity of midnight’s cloak, the captain surfs the great waves of the sea, his stance sturdy on the gyrating vessel underfoot. He stares out into the canvas, his troops steadily awaiting the reassuring bellows of his voice. And suddenly, like a bolt of lightning splicing the silence of sight, a single beam stretches vast and radiant across the floor of the atmosphere, and hope — satisfied with its example of existence, is resurrected through each heart’s onward march. We are all sailors on this voyage through life. Some of us keep a tightened eye for a red dawn; others enjoy the strawberry streaks of a crimson eve. Some of us are catalysts for our shipmates, understanding the importance of sharply sewn sails. Some work in the innards of the ship, delivering the provisions for the strong minds and muscles necessary to handle the mastodon’s mighty roar. Others are slippery eels or piercing pirates, looting coin and compass from the unity of the crew. Each of these a single drop in the sea of people, and it takes a full pail for the ship to sail. People have often times accused me of sprinkling depth within my writing, and although it often sounds like and is surely intended to be a compliment, the statements sometimes seem to carry the baggage of irritation or envy over their shoulder, as if it is a fault with a pearl-studded silver lining — like a warm summer rain that cools the flesh at first, but

Eric Engel COMMENTARY becomes monotonous and loses appeal after the boat starts filling with water. I believe each sailor dreams the ocean blue. They run their hands of imagination over scales of tangerine and aqua marine, their faces breathing in the spray of the saltwater splatter as whales the size of a house come back down from their leaping grounds to dive low for the ocean floor. Tentacles like fire hoses branch from the octopus as the inhabitants between the isles watch offspring of the ark nose through maps that have no lasting roads. I write to create foolish conclusions and abstract delusions, demanding only that we rest after standing and continue flight after landing. I want to play a game with your mind, where we go finding all kinds of righteous tools and treats together, my words or any you find of worth your treasure map. Let us scavenge the Bermuda Islands for the pilots of proverbial migration, and station ourselves outside of the elements when fishing for peace and beside each other any time we reside. Let’s fire our cannons simply to see if gravity still has a grasp on a dynamite landing. If in my words you can find a center within yourself where your levels of calm and composure

multiply, where your emotions are bent to their breaking points and brought back together without ever disconnecting, then I feel a great sense of worth and accomplishment. I have taken great strides to improve my craft, so it floats with a maximum number of occupants aboard, and I can only rain down what is inside the cloud after it sucks up everything deemed worthy from the surroundings below. I will always be a sailor with many hands on board, but I also want to be a son of the sea, and partake in the sheets of sideways rain as they riptide into the side of my boat. For if I float with utmost tranquility before and after each storm, then I can only accept that it’s wise to learn how to during those proverbial storms. If I can be an example of exaggerated imagination and grounded contemplation, then let me stand like the lighthouse towers above the rocks, like a beacon when you have lost your way, advising of the routes that make sense to me, that they may help you navigate your seven seas. Beams are breaking through the evening sky, for lost is the night when eyes lock on the light. I see these beams erupting from you, stretching as far as the length is from center ocean to view, and am honored when you see them emitting from me. Now let us set our sails to sea; the lighthouses will stand their ground. Eric Engel, formerly of Tiskilwa but now of Peoria, can be reached by e-mail at

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Red Hats event — The Princeton Red Hats will celebrate Mardi Gras at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Princeton Elks Lodge.

BV plans Foreign Language Fair MANLIUS — The German and Spanish clubs at Bureau Valley High School are preparing for their Foreign Language Fair Feb. 27. The event will feature food from Spanish and German speaking countries. The Spanish Club table will feature beef tacos, chicken fajitas, sides of beans, rice, chips and salsa. The German Club table will serve bratwurst, hot dogs, beef goulash, hot German potato salad and red cabbage. Desserts include black forest torte and Spanish pastries. The a la carte meal costs between $4 and $8. Spanish student Caitlin Scott will sing “Gyantanamera” and Roni Riggen, a Mexican Foreign exchange student, will perform “Algo Mas.”

Both clubs will showcase traditional dances. There will be a craft table, where children of all ages can frost gin-

gerbread cookies, create maracas and festival masks. The crafts are free. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Food service and entertainment begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $1 and children and students are free.

Tree of Lights still accepting donations

PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Lights committee continues to accept donations for the 2013 campaign. This year, donations to the Tree of Lights will be used to pur-

chase a Reagent Refrigerator for microbiology in the laboratory. A donation of $10 denotes one light, and a donation of $100 denotes one star. For more information,

contact Deb Kirley at 815-875-6565. Donations can be made at the Perry Memorial Hospital Gift Shop or can be sent to Melody Schultz at Perry Memorial Hospital, 530 Park Ave. East.

Food drive — Bureau Valley FFA members will hold a food drive from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tractor Supply Co. in Princeton.

Community Notes Breastfeeding support SPRING VALLEY — La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Spring Valley. This monthly group helps mothers gain knowledge and support from other breastfeeding moms. February’s discussion will revolve around, but is not limited to, “The Family and the Breastfed Baby.” Expecting moms are encouraged to attend, as well as new and experienced moms. For more information, call 815-894-3303 or email

Chili supper

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Bureau Valley High School’s German Club will participate in the Foreign Language Fair, and they will showcase traditional food and dances.

The Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation wishes to thank those who generously gave to the PMH Foundation Annual Appeal. The monies generously donated are being used to purchase an additional EKG Machine. $11,290 was raised during the appeal. Larry & Elaine Dononho Mike & Suzanne Denton Daryl & Marcia Becker Jim & Pat Swanson Jennifer Musil The Merkley’s John & Linda Smith Barbara Skean Lorraine A Schmitt Thompson Family Don & Gloria Eklund Roger & Linda Gustafson Barbara LaVelle Marcia Roberts Danny & Deborah Stetson Associated Gastroenterology Consultants, SC Marjorie Albrecht Robert Baierbach Hope & Gary Browning Bob Scardon Steve & Gina Nelson

Warren & Patricia Reinhardt Ray & Cheri Swanson Sandra Sue DeLong Larry & Deb Dalton Carolyn Workman Kenn & Lora Corban Carol McGee Richard J. & Elaine M. Olds Pat Schou Harvey Darrell Longman The Vaughn Family Charitable Fund Harold & Brenda Streit Duane Smith Patrick McCauley Pro Com And all those who donated and wished to remain anonymous.

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PRINCETON — The Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club will host a chili supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton. Traditional chili, vegetarian chili and chicken noodle soup will be served by the 4-H’ers. Tickets for the event are $5, and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Desserts will be provided with the meal. All proceeds from the event will go to the Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club in Princeton.

Buddy Bags meeting MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Buddy Bags will hold its meeting at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Manlius. All are welcome to attend.

Make Someone Happy • Happy birthday to our grandson, Kody Mongan, who turns 11 on Wednesday. Have a great day! Love you lots, Grandma and Grandpa. • Happy birthday on Wednesday to my brother, Kody. Love you, Kelsea.

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Lucy Wainwright Roche in concert Saturday Roche will play Princeton Coffeehouse PRINCETON — Singer/songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The coffeehouse is located at the Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Roche was born into a famous musical family. Her father is the musician/actor Loudon Wainwright III and her mother, the musician Suzzy Roche. Her halfsiblings, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, are also accomplished singer-songwriters. After getting a degree in creative writing at Oberlin and a graduate degree in education in New York, Roche taught elementary school in New York City. Singing backup for her brother Rufus set her on her own path to becoming a full-time musical performer. In 2010, she released “Lucy,” her first full-length album. Besides having appeared with everyone in her family at one time or another, Roche has performed live with the Indigo Girls, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlile and Dar

Lucy Wainwright Roche Williams. She has also done duets in concert and on record with Ira Glass of NPR’s “This American Life.” Roche’s most recent solo album is “There’s A Last Time For Everything.” She has just released an album with her mother, Suzzy, called “Fairytale & Myth,” which includes some vocals by her father Loudon and a version of Lennon-McCartney’s “For No One.” Roche has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, singing back-up for the Grammy-nominated artist Neko Case. The appearance of Lucy Wain-

wright Roche at the Princeton Coffeehouse is sponsored by Midland States Bank. The Princeton Coffeehouse offers a full season of traditional and modern folk, blues and bluegrass music from August through May. All seats are $12 and are general admission. Open Prairie, the performance venue for the coffeehouse, is completely accessible and there is ample free parking nearby. Fair trade coffee, tea and homemade desserts are available. For more information, visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse. com or call 815/872-6501.

Easter Seals offer developmental screenings PRINCETON — The Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau Counties will offer free developmental screenings from children 6 weeks to 3 years old from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Child and Family Connections office, 526 Bureau Valley Parkway, Suite E, Princeton. Screenings last less than 30 minutes. Appointments are necessary. To schedule an appointment, call the Easter Seals at 815-434-0857.

PPSF plans annual Trivia Night Saturday PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Trivia Night Saturday at a new location, A Hundred Acres Orchard and Market, 14180 1800 East St., Princeton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with refreshments and cash bar available. Trivia will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 each and are being sold by any PPSF Board member or at Heartland Bank’s downtown location. Attendees

must be 21 years old to play. Trivia teams will be vying for cash prizes of $300 per team for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Teams of eight only are allowed in any time after noon to claim their table and decorate it for fun. All proceeds from the event will go to PPSF. For questions, contact PPSF president Dixie Schroeder at 815-876-0486 or email chynna061688@

Thanks Neighbor households with 4,769 Big hearts individuals served in 10

To the Editor, I just wanted to take a moment to say a “Big Thank You” to the citizens, organizations, businesses, schools, gardeners and partners of the Bureau County Food Pantry for your donations of food and financial support during 2013. The Bureau County Food Pantry could not complete its important work without you. Through your generous support, the food pantry was able to provide emergency food to 1,880

communities of Bureau County. This is an increase of 532 households from 2012. In the current economy, many of our families continue to struggle to make ends meet. We will continue to meet the food needs of our communities and look forward to your continued support. Vanessa Hoffeditz Community services coordinator and Bureau County Food Pantry manager Princeton

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Pack the Place Purple For Cora Cora Peters 1995-2013

A n rAtio b e l e c rA’s of co life!

Friday, February 21, 2014 Bureau Valley vs. Fulton Game

In honor of Cora Peters, both teams will be wearing Cora’s Crew shirts

donA tions Are welco me!

Bureau Valley Dance Team will be dedicating a dance to Cora with the song “Timber” - Cora’s favorite 50/50 Raffle & Silent Auction Cora’s Crew bracelets will be available Junior class parents hosting a “Taco Dinner” & bake sale prior to game

9 Sports Tuesday, February 18, 2014 • 9 Basketball notebook — The Princeton sophomores will play for the Three Rivers South conference championship Tuesday. See page 11 for more info.

Boys basketball: St. Bede 57, Hall 47

Brady sparks Bruins vs. Red Devils By Dan Dwyer

Shaw Media Service photo/Chris Johnson

St. Bede’s John Barnes gets a leg up on Oregon’s David Labash in their opening round 285-pound match at the Byron wrestling sectional. Barnes was a late entry as an alternate, but won two matches at sectional.

Wrestling: Byron Sectional

Area wrestlers shut out at Byron By Kevin Hieronymus

BYRON — St. Bede’s John Barnes made the most of his second-chance opportunity at the Byron Sectional. A late-minute entry as an alternate, the St. Bede sophomore was the lone area wrestler to win two matches during the weekend. He pinned Oregon’s David Labash at 5:00 in his first match at 285 pounds before falling to No. 2 ranked and sectional champ Ben Corlett by fall at 1:06. Barnes bounced back with a 3:05 fall over Genoa’s Nick Colham, but then lost by a 1:41 to West Carroll’s Brandon Anderson.

“For a 15-year-old to step up like that and go out in battle with some of the top-ranked wrestlers in the state of Illinois, you know he’ll be back.” • Sean Hobson “I’m very proud of John. For a 15-year-old to step up like that and go out in battle with some of the top-ranked wrestlers in the state of Illinois, you know he’ll be back,” St. Bede coach Sean Hob-

son said. Princeton freshmen Austin Wetsel opened at 120 with a 4:52 over North Boone’s Alex Manriquez. He lost by a 0:31 fall to topseeded Jacob Hast of Sherrard. In wrestlebacks, Wetsel beat Riverdale’s John Stickler 6-2, but lost by a 3:24 fall to Stillman Valley’s Mason Tomash. Princeton’s Casey Pierre won his first match in wrestlebacks, pinning Polo’s Jeff Kimmel at 1:39. He lost by a 5:09 fall to Sherrard’s Jon Stoops to finish 1-2. “We wrestled well and fought had. We just came up short in the matches we needed to move on,” PHS coach Steve Amy said.

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PERU — A shaky second quarter by the Hall Red Devils gave the St. Bede Bruins just enough cushion to grab a 57-47 victory during Three Rivers Conference South Division play Friday at the Academy. “We only scored three more than our average but we held them to six or seven under their average and 16 at half, that’s pretty good,” St. Bede Mike Kilmartin said. It was even through the first quarter, and for most of the game, but the Bruins were able to build an eight-point lead by the half as junior guard Jack Brady ignited St. Bede’s offense through his crisp passing and ability to convert in the lane. Hall coach Mike Filippini said the Red Devils were unable to stick to their game plan. “What we’re good at is attacking the hoop and spreading teams out and getting to the line or kicking it for threes, and we didn’t think we did a very good job of attacking the hoop in the first half. The second half we were real happy with the way we played,” Fillipini said. “The first half we just did not attack the hoop well enough to get any dribble penetration and kick-outs. We shot way too many jump shots.” Hall’s ability to shoot from 3-point range as they did in the first meeting (9 for 20) between the two teams seemed nonexistent in the rematch as they went 3-21 from behind the three-point line. “We defended. We worked on different

“We only scored three more than our average but we held them to six or seven under their average and 16 at half, that’s pretty good.” • Mike Kilmartin things to do against them. The first time they lit us up from 3. Tonight, especially in the first half, we were very good against dribble penetration and kickouts for threes. We got into them,” St. Bede coach Mike Kilmartin said. Bruin senior guard Jarrett Olson got the Bruins on the board in the second quarter as Brady drew the Hall defense and made a nice skip pass to a wide open Olson who stepped up and drilled the three-pointer to make the score 14-11. Brady poured in the next five St. Bede points on a nice base line drive for a lay up and then stepped up and hit a huge three pointer on back-toback possessions to give the Bruins a 19-13 edge with 5:02 left in the half. St. Bede took a 24-16 into halftime. “This game was almost the exact opposite of when we played at our gym. Ian went off and had a huge game, and basically they couldn’t stop him,” Filippini said. “Tonight, Brady did the same thing. We couldn’t stop Brady. I thought we did a good job on Olson, but Brady had

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Basketball roundup

Princeton wins battle of Tigers at Sherrard By BCR Sports Staff

The Princeton sophomores and varsity made it a clean sweep Friday night at Sherrard. In the big show, Princeton (5-20) won the battle of the Tigers 71-46. Princeton had a well-balanced attack with four each double figures — 19 points for Garrett Duffin, 16 for Bren-

ton Schmidt, 12 for Tyler Clark and 10 for Zach Hicks. “It was nice to see us come out and play well for 4 quarters. Nice win I am happy for the kids as they continue to work hard,” PHS coach Jesse Brandt said. While making just 57.7 percent from the free-throw line, Princeton was 35.3 percent on threes (6 of 17) and 44.6 percent overall from the field (25 of 66).

The sophomore contest went to Princeton 56-46. Jake Reinhardt led the Kittens (17-7, 9-2) with 18 points, and Skye Behrends added 13. PHS returns home Tuesday to face No. 1-ranked and undefeated Rockridge. Bureau Valley 68, Riverdale 55: The Storm led 29-21 at the half, then pulled away by outscoring the Rams 23-13 in the

third quarter Friday. Parker Neuhalfen led Bureau Valley (18-9, 10-2) with 24 points, and Tommy Johnston added 14 points. Mendota 66, Stillman Valley 43: James Carroll went over the 1,000 career scoring mark, leading the Trojans (18-7, 6-3) to victory Friday with 29 points. Henry 64, Athens 52: The

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Garrett Duffin 19 points for Tigers

Parker Neuhalfen 24 points for Storm

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Freshmen basketball

Princeton wins frosh invite By BCR Sports Staff

Photo contributed

United for Cora The Bureau Valley and Princeton high schools girls basketball teams all came together to show their support for the Cora Peters family. Team members including coaches each wore their Cora’s Crew shirts for their Feb. 6 game at Bureau Valley in honor of the Bureau Valley student who passed away. Cora’s friend and Storm senior Shannon Reuter shared Cora’s story before the game. Bureau Valley will host a Pack the Place Night Friday in Cora’s memory when the Storm face Fulton in Three Rivers North play.


From Page 9 a great game. That’s what kills us.” Hall senior guard Miguel Villarreal made a surge to get his team back in the game late in the third quarter. He scored three straight field goals but the Hall surge was slowed down as St. Bede’s Brady knocked down the second of his four threes with 3:30 left in the third

to make the score 36-25 Bruins. Brady led all scorers with 24 while Olson added 15 for the Bruins. “We’re at home. It’s nice to play at home, it is. There are friendlier rims, and hopefully a louder and bigger crowd. We’ve practiced how many times in this gym. We should shoot well. It was a team effort; it wasn’t just Jack Brady,” Kilmartin said.

Villarreal had a teamhigh 18 points for the Red Devils’ offense. Notes: Friday was Senior Night at St. Bede and the lone senior for the Bruins, Ethan Duttlinger, scored eight points for ... St. Bede’s game vs. Rockridge was canceled and will not be made up. The Bruins and Rockets will meet Friday at Rockridge as scheduled. Comment on this story at

The Princeton freshmen boys basketball team finished their season in style, winning their own invitational tournament Saturday at Prouty Gymnasium. The Tigers (11-14) defeated Bureau Valley 68-47 for the championship. Brent Loftus and Colby Robbins each scored 17 points. Hunter Sebby had 16 points for the Storm. PHS posted a 36-19 win over Hall in its first game. Robbins had 15 points. Nick Edgecomb topped Hall with 11. St. Bede downed Hall 40-33 to take third place. Top scorers were St. Bede’s Nate Kinsella (13) and Edgecomb (13).


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Henry 64, Athens 52: The Mallards flew away with a big victory in the Coaches for Cancer Shootout in Riverton Saturday night. Jake Schlosser and Jake Condit each had 18 points, and Devin

BCR photo/Kevin Hieronymus

The Princeton freshmen won their own tournament Saturday. Team members are (front row, left) Austin Hilmes, Brent Loftus, Colby Robbins, Ryan Watson, Luke Schultz; and (back row) Lucas Sissler, Keegan Moorman, Jake Farraher, Colton Youngren, Jacob Gibson and coach Eric Tinley. The most exciting contest of the day saw BV trip St. Bede 65-63 in double overtime. Jay

Edelefson led the Storm with 21 points, while Cale Pozzi poured in 25 for the Bruins.

Gueide added 16 for the Mallards (19-4). The Mallards beat Streator Woodland 79-46. Nathan Helle had 23 points.

with 14 points in defeat Saturday. Princeton’s C.J. Rhodes added eight points. Kish dumped in 13, three-point baskets. Kishwaukee 96, IVCC 65 (men): Torrance Johnson had 19 points, and Ross Arteaga added 15 for the Eagles. Comment on this story at

Junior college Kishwaukee 98, IVCC 48 (women): St. Bede product Kayla MacDavitt led the Lady Eagles

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Basketball notebook

Kittens playing for TRACS championship By Kevin Hieronymus

Shaw Media Service Photo/Chris Johnson

Princeton’s Casey Pierre fights to escape a hold by Seneca’s Tommy Lovett during their opening round 182 pound match Friday evening at the Byron wrestling sectional.


From Page 9

St. Bede senior James Peacock pinned Jeffrey Leigh of Mooseheart at 0:48 in his first match at 132. He then lost to three-time defending state champ and undefeated Josh Alber by fall at 1:05 and lost in wrestlebacks to Sherrard’s Alex Monley by fall at 1:49.

Teammates Tyler Wood (106) and Luke Marselle (113) both lost their first two matches. Wood lost by fall to Mercer County’s Drake Stim (1:21) and Stillman Valley’s Blake Kitteson (1:17). Marselle’s matches were also decided by fall, 3:24 to Trenten Murphy of Mercer County and 0:39 to Hunter Spengler of Sherrard. Comment on this story at www.

The Princeton sophomores can win the Three Rivers South conference championship by beating Rockridge at home Tuesday. PHS (17-7, 9-2) won 53-40 when the teams last met on Jan. 21 at Rockridge. If the Kittens lose, they will also need Kewanee to lose against St. Bede. Kewanee (8-3) holds the tie-breaker because it beat PHS twice. The Princeton varsity will face a Rockets squad that comes in 23-0 and No. 1-ranked in Class 2A. The Rockets are led by 6-8 senior Ethan Happ, a first cousin to Major League pitcher J.A. Happ from St. Bede. He will play for Wisconsin next year. • Girls postseason: The 1A girls sectional tips off Tuesday at Putnam County High School in Granville. The Annawan Bravettes, No. 1-ranked in

Class 1A, will face Serena (19-6) at 6 p.m. in the first semi-final of the night. The Bravettes (264) are seeking its third straight sectional crown, having placed third a year ago. The nightcap will send the host Lady Panthers (21-5) up against Indian Creek. PC topped host Roanoke-Benson for its second straight regional title Thursday. The championship game is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at R.M. Germano Gymnasium. The Fieldcrest 2A sectional has been postponed from Monday to Tuesday. Three Rivers South champion and state-ranked Sherrard (27-2) heads the field. The Sherrard School District has a teachers’ strike looming in its near future. On Tuesday, Sherrard is scheduled to face Tri-County Conference champ Peoria Christian (19-7) at 6 p.m. The second semifinal matches Carthage Illini West (28-

2) vs. defending sectional champ El Paso-Gridley. Mendota is top-seeded for the 3A sectional it hosts which was delayed until Tuesday. The Lady Trojans (22-3) await the winner of Tuesday’s quarterfinal contest between LaSalle-Peru (13-15) and Rock Falls (6-18) at 6 p.m. Wednesday. No. 2 Sterling (18-11) draws the winner between No. 3 Dixon (16-11) and No. 6 Streator (1-22). St. Bede 2A Regional champ Prophetstown (272) meets Oregon (19-11) at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Aurora Christian Sectional. • Boys pairings: The Princeton 2A Regional gets underway Feb. 25 when the host Tigers (5-20) clash with No. 4 Prophetstown. Their winner moves on against topseeded Seneca at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by No. 2 Hall (15-10) vs. No. 3 Bureau Valley (18-10). In 1A at the Ottawa Marquette Regional, No. 4

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$1,095 pp double $1,440 pp single $995 pp triple Country legends at the Ryman, Country Music Hall of Fame, Studio B, Nashville nightlife dinner show, Grand Ole Opry, tour of Nashville. Then Pigeon Forge Dollywood Theme Park, Moonshine & Mountain tour, Lumberjack and Country Tonite Dinner Show, Blackwoods Morning Show, Hatfield & McCoy dinner show, & Smokey Mountain Opry. $200 deposit.

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Scoreboard Basketball

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High school girls

3 Bureau Valley (18-10). In 1A, at the Ottawa Marquette Regional, No. 4 St. Bede (14-11) will meet No. 5 Midland at 7 p.m. Monday. Putnam County (18-7) is the top seed followed by Henry (20-4), Marquette, St. Bede, Midland, DePue and Streator Woodland. No. 5 LaMoille/Ohio will open at the Amboy 1A regional against No. 4 Annawan at 7 p.m. Monday. • Cancellations: DePue’s game Monday vs. Ottawa Marquette has been rescheduled for Saturday. St. Bede’s game Monday vs. Rockridge was cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The teams will play Friday at Rockridge as scheduled. Illinois Valley Community College men’s and women’s basketball games against Black Hawk Monday were cancelled and will not be made up.

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Ottawa (8-1 NB12W)....................19-5 Fieldcrest (7-3 HOICC)...............18-10 L-P (3-6 NIB12W).......................12-15 Marquette (3-3 TCC) . ...............15-13 Henry (1-6 TCC)..........................6-15

BCR Girls

St. Bede (5-7 TRACS).................12-19 LaMoille/Ohio (3-6 LTC).............10-15 Bureau Valley (3-11 TRACN) ������ 10-17 Hall (4-8 TRACS) .......................8-17 Princeton (0-12 TRACS).............. 3-25 DePue . All

+Sherrard . ...................... 12-0 Kewanee .......................... 8-4 Rockridge......................... 7-4 Orion................................6-6 St. Bede . .........................5-7 Hall ................................. 4-8 Princeton ........................ 0-12

27-2 15-14 19-9 11-18 12-19 8-17 3-25

Three Rivers North



+Prophetstown ................ 13-0 27-2 +Amboy ...........................9-3 20-6 Erie .................................9-5 20-10 Riverdale .........................9-5 17-12 Newman ...........................6-7 8-16 Morrison ..........................5-8 14-14 *Bureau Valley . ................3-11 10-17 Fulton . ........................... 0-14 4-25 * Bureau Valley 53-39 win over Fulton on Feb. 8 counts as two conference wins, one for the season. + Regional champions +Annawan..................................26-4 Mendota (8-2 BNCW)...................22-3 +Putnam County (6-1 TCC) ����������21-5

- 200 Employment 228 • Help Wanted JANITORIAL ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR PRINCETON AREA Leading Janitorial company is interviewing for: JANITORIAL ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR in the Princeton area. Solid background in all aspects of janitorial skills and supervisory experience preferred but will train a motivated applicant. Full-time, 2nd shift, Monday-Friday, $12/hour. Please submit resume to: (mail) Director of Operations, PO Box 736, Streator, IL 61364; (Email) bmoroni@; (fax) 800-672-2593


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Fieldcrest 2A Sectional

Friday’s results

Tuesday: Game 1 - Sherrard (27-2) vs. Peoria Christian (19-7), 6 p.m. Game 2 - El Paso-Gridley (19-2) vs. Carthage Illini West (28-2), 8 p.m. (postponed from Monday). ThursdaY: Title - winners 1-2, 7 p.m.

Princeton 71, Sherrard 46 Rockridge 66, Orion 33 St. Bede 57, Hall 47

Aurora Christian 2A Sectional

Rockridge at Princeton St. Bede at Kewanee Serena at Hall

Tuesday: Game 1 - Prophetstown (27-2) vs. Oregon (19-11), 6 p.m. Game 2 - Aurora Christian (15-13) vs. Byron (27-3), 8 p.m. ThursdaY: Title - winners 1-2, 7 p.m. Mendota 3A Regional

Tuesday: Game 1 - (4) L-P (13-15)vs. (5) Rock Falls (6-18), 6 p.m. Game 2 - (3) Dixon (16-11) vs. (6) Streator (1-27), 8 p.m. Wednesday: Game 3 - (1) Mendota (223) vs. winner 1, 6 p.m. Game 4 - (2) Sterling (18-11) vs. winner 2, 8 p.m. Thursday: Title - winners 1-2, 7 p.m. BCR Boys

Bureau Valley (10-2 TRACN).........18-9 Hall (6-5 TRACS) ...................... 15-10 St. Bede (6-3 TRACS)..................14-11

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Tuesday: Game 1 - (1) Annawan (26-4) vs. Serena (19-6), 6 p.m. Game 2 - Putnam County (21-5) vs. Indian Creek (15-13), 8 p.m. ThursdaY:: Title - winners 1-2, 7 p.m..

High school boys

Other area girls

Three Rivers South Conf.

Rockridge......................... 9-0 23-0 Kewanee........................... 9-2 18-5 St. Bede . ..........................6-3 14-11 Hall ..................................6-5 15-10 Sherrard............................3-7 8-13 Princeton ..........................3-8 5-20 Orion ...............................0-10 3-15

Putnam County 1A Sectional

Three Rivers South Conf.

DePue (1-4 TCC)......................... 7-12 LaMoille/Ohio (2-4 LTC).............. 6-18 Princeton (3-8 TRACS)................5-20

Wethersfield 85, Orion 55 Tuesday’s games

Friday’s results

Newman 79, Amboy 42 Prophetstown 49, Fulton 42 Bureau Valley 68, Riverdale 55 Morrison 61, Erie 51 Prophetstown 37, Anboy 31

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Newman ........................... 12-1 24-2 Bureau Valley....................10-2 18-9 Fulton . .............................8-4 19-7 Morrison ...........................8-5 12-15 Prophetstown ....................7-5 12-13 Riverdale .........................3-10 7-20 Erie ..................................1-11 2-23 Amboy ............................. 0-11 2-20

Saturday’s results

Other area boys teams

Ottawa (7-0 NIB12W) . .................19-1 Henry (5-1 TCC)..........................20-4 Putnam County (5-2 TCC)........... 18-8 Mendota (6-3 BNCW) ............ 18-7 Fieldcrest (6-4 HOIC).............. 14-11 Marquette (4-1 TCC) ............. 12-10 LaSalle-Peru (2-5 NIB12W)........... 9-12 Friday’s results

Dixon 63, L-P 55 Geneseo 48, Streator 46 Ottawa 54, Sterling 35 At Sherrard

Saturday’s results

Three Rivers North

Tuesday’s games Newman at Bureau Valley

Princeton 71, Sherrard 46 PHS (5-20, 3-8): Camp 1-1 0-0 2, Brockman 0-1 (0-1) 0-0 0 Friel 0-1 1-2 1, Duffin 6-12 (1-2) 1-2 18, Vaccaro 3-9 (0-3) 1-2 8, Alvarez 0-0 1-2 1, Schmidt 5-13 (0-1) 6-12 16, Andersen 0-2 0-0 0, Hicks 4-8 (2-5) 0-010, Duffy 1-3 (1-2) 0-0 3, Warren 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 5-5 (2-2) 0-0 12. Totals: 25-56 (6-17) 15-26 71. Fouls: 19. Rebounds: 43 (Duffin 14). SOPHS: PHS 56-46. PHS (17-9, 9-2): Reinhardt 18, Behrends 13, Wedekind 4, Bates 8, Kuhne 2, Bibula 2 Mead 2, Smith 2, Jilderda 2, Salazar 13. At Port Byron

Bureau Valley 9 19 23 17 - 68 Riverdale 6 15 13 21 - 55 BV (18-9, 10-2): Johnson 1 (1) 0-0 3, Johnston 5 (1) 3-3 14, Neuhalfen 10 (2) 2-2 24, Bultsieffen 1 1-2 3, Young 1 0-0 2, Mead 4 2-2 10, Miller 5 (2) 0-012. Totals 27 (6) 8-9 68.

Princeton Freshman Invitational

Princeton 36, Hall 19. PHS: Robbins 15. H: Edgecomb 11. Bureau Valley 65, St. Bede 63 (2OT). BV: Edelefson 21. SB: Pozzi 25 3rd Place: St. Bede 40 Hall 33. SB: Kinsella 13. H: Edgecomb 13. Championship: Princeton 68, Bureau Valley 47. P (11-14): Loftus 17, Robbins 17. BV: Sebby 16. Princeton 2A Regional

Feb. 25: Game 1 - (4) Prophetstown (1213) vs. (5) Princeton (5-20), 8 p.m. Feb. 26: Game 2 - (1) Seneca (20-4) vs. winner 1, 6 p.m. Game 3 - (2) Hall (15-10) vs. (3) Bureau Valley (18-9), 8 p.m. Feb. 28: Title - winners 2-3, 7 p.m.


Junior high girls SRC 7th-grade tourney at LaSalle

SATURDAY: (4) Ottawa def. (5) Streator (7) LaSalle def. (2) Princeton (3) Peru def. (6) Spring Valley TUESDAY: Match 4 - (1) Mendota vs. 4) Ottawa. Match 5 - (7) LaSalle vs. (3) Peru. THURSDAY: Third place - losers 4-5, 4 p.m. Title - winners 4-5, 6:30 p.m. SRC 8th-grade tourney at LaSalle

SATURDAY: (4) Mendota def. (5) Spring Valley. (2) Princeton def. (7) Streator (3) Ottawa def (6) LaSalle. TUESDAY: Match 4 - (1) Peru vs. (4) Mendota. Match 5 - (2) Princeton vs. (3) Ottawa THURSDAY: Third place - losers 4-5, 5:15 p.m. Title - winners 4-5, 7:45 p.m.

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228 • Help Wanted ILLINOIS VALLEY WASTE SERVICES Is looking for a Waste Collector with at least a class B CDL with an air brake endorsement for residential manual trash pick-up. Full benefit package includes medical, dental, 401(k). Candidate must have a current CDL to be considered. You must fill out an application in person at: Illinois Valley Waste Services located at 1530 Peggy Lane, Princeton, IL 61356 from the hours 8am - 4pm. EOE

229 • Professional/ Clerical LAW FIRM, opening a new branch office in downtown Princeton, is seeking a motivated LEGAL ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST for a part-time position, with full-time potential. Candidates should have 13 years secretarial or receptionist experience, prior legal experience is a plus. Must have excellent typing (85+ WPM) and proofreading skills, as well as, the ability to communicate with companies and clients. Attention to detail, organizational and communication skills are extremely important. Must be a team player, dependable, have excellent attendance and punctuality and be able to work independently. Requirements: Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office. Some knowledge of Timematters and Accounting, preferred. Submit resume and salary requirements to: GREENFIELD RETIREMENT HOME Opening for Night Nurse (11pm-7am). 32 hour position includes full benefits. Apply in person: 508 Park Avenue East, Princeton, IL

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WYANET TOWNSHIP Notice of Public Meeting February 27, 2014 BNSF Railway Company will present its plans for the repair and improvement of its railroad bridge structure known as bridge #110.26 that crosses over both township road 1500 East Street and Bureau Creek just east of the Village of Wyanet. The work on the bridge will require a portion of township road 1500 East Street to be temporarily closed for approximately 24 months while the work is being performed. BNSF will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Village of Wyanet Hall, 116 N. Locust St., Wyanet, Illinois at 7:00 o’clock p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to explain the work that will be done, explain the need for the temporary closure of 1500 East Street and the approximate duration of such closure, and receive any comments and answer any questions the public may have about the project. This meeting is open to all resident of Wyanet Township and all members of the public interested in the repair work to be performed by BNSF on bridge #110.26. For questions concerning the meeting, please call Josh Freegard at (480) 607-1707. Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 18, 2014.

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999 • Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) RICHARD L. GIBONS,) Deceased. ) NO. 14-P-1 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Richard L. Gibons. Letters of Office were issued on January 7, 2014 to Richard F. Gibons, 1110 W. Willow Lane, Peoria, Illinois 61614, as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park


The following described Real Estate will be offered at Public Auction located at the property, 777 S. Main St./Bettasso Professional Office/Condo’s, Princeton, IL 61356 Look for this and upcoming Auctions on

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014 10:00 A.M.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Located at 777 S. Main St., Princeton, IL Bureau County – Less than 500 Ft +/- from Bureau County Court House, Frame, CB/Brick Bldg divided into divided into (4) Independent Condo Suites constructed in 1962 +/-, Zoned Commercial/B-3 with 103’+/- of Main St. Frontage. There is 11,772 sq. ft. +/of land area, including a large private black topped Parking Lot & Private East side Parking area. Building includes individual forced hot/AC units, various & multiple/individual plumbing facilities. Property to be sold along with the Declaration of Condominium Ownership Covenants. The property will be offered in 3 individual Condo Suites. Unit A: Located in the West upper level consisting of 1,300 sq. ft. +/-. There are 5 offices, kitchen, storage room, furnace room, 2 restrooms and Private Entrance. Tax I.D. number is 16-16-379-001. 2012 taxes were $1,504.92. Unit B: Located in the East upper level consisting of 1300 sq. ft. +/-. There are 5+ offices, reception room, furnace room, restroom and Private Entrance. Tax I.D. number is 16-16-379-002. 2012 taxes were $1,504.92. Unit D: Located in the East lower level consisting of 1,215 sq. ft. +/-. There are 4 large offices, large reception area/ waiting room, furnace room, restroom and Private Entrance. Tax I.D. number is 16-16-379-004. 2012 taxes were $1,505.00. For floor plan’s and additional information - view full catalog on TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1) The successful bidders will be required to enter into a standard real estate purchase contract with 10% of the purchase price due immediately following the auction. The balance will be due and payable on or before April 29, 2014. 2) The seller shall provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price of the subject property. 3) The property is being sold in “as is“condition, with no warranties of any kind. 4) The information is believed to be accurate. However, we strongly urge all prospective buyers to thoroughly research all pertinent data and to draw their own conclusions. 5) All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any previously printed advertised terms or conditions. 6) Condo Unit C is Not for Sale – Owned and Occupied by Professional Attorney. 7) To view the property contact Rick Rediger – Auctioneer at 815-699-7999. 8) BROKERS – Please call Auction Service for co-operation terms. OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, March 2 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seller: RENEE COMFORT/BETTASSO CONDO’S Attorney for Seller: Robert F. Russell Not Responsible for Accidents I.D. Required



999 • Legal Notices

999 • Legal Notices

999 • Legal Notices

Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before August 15, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014. s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 4, 11 and 18, 2014.

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 20, 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 14th day of February, 2014. Angel, Isaacson & Tracy Attorneys for Estate 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 18, 25 and Mar. 4, 2014.

the death of Eurith Edna Strader. Letters of Office were issued on June 28, 2013, to Frank L. Strader, 305 Liberty Street, Walnut, Illinois, as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before August 6, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014. /s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk William S. Beneke ARDC #6182046 RUSSELL, ENGLISH, SCOMA & BENEKE, P.C. Ten Park Avenue West Princeton, IL 61356 (815) 875-4555 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 4, 11 and 18, 2014.

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) MARY LU BITTING, ) DECEASED ) NO. 2014-P-9 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Mary Lu Bitting. Letters of office were issued to Virginia Bollinger of 221 North Pine Street, Buda, Illinois 61314 as Independent Executor whose attorneys are


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

The following described farmland will be offered by PUBLIC AUCTION. Sale day location: Magnolia Fire Station, 107 N. Chicago St., Magnolia, IL 61336. OPEN TENANCY 2014

FRIDAY, MARCh 7, 2014


10:00 A.M.

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


c/o First State Bank Trust 719 Washington St. - Mendota, IL 61342 Number System will be Used – I.D. Required Not Responsible for Accidents Auction conducted by: REDIGER AUCTION SERVICE BRUMMEL REALTY LLC Rick Rediger, Auctioneer Scott Brummel, Broker 815-699-7999 630-553-3200

15 Kid Scoop Bureau County Republican •

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 • Kid Scoop • 15

© 2014 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jefff Schinkel, Graphics V Vol. 30, No. 10

A bobsled team starts the race by running and pushing their sled the first 50 meters of the track. By pushing their feet against the track as they run, they create a force that moves their sled. The gas pedal in a car is called an accelerator because pushing on it makes the car accelerate or go faster. The racers work to get the most acceleration they can before jumping into the sled for the rest of the race.

After t jump he bobsl e the fo into thei dders r r c e of g sled, takes r sled dover, pull avity ing th own e the tr ack. G Gravity has h tthe same e amountt off pull on all of the sleds in a race. That means that the bobsledders must use their knowledge of science to be the fastest.

Bobsled races started in Switzerland in the 1890s. It was called bobsledding because the racers bobbed back and forth to increase their speed.

A bobsled team uses special sleds, helmets and suits that are engineered to reduce drag. How many bobsleds can you find on this page?

Smooth move!

Drag is an opposite force that slows a moving object. Streamlined and smooth objects have less drag than jagged or flat ones.

What a drag!

A sled with a flat front end would move much slower because there would be more drag.

When the bobsled moves against the ice and through the air, it causes friction, which causes drag and slows the moving bobsled. Standards Link: Standar k: Physical Phys sic cal Science: Scie en nce: Know the relationship relations sh hip between bettw ween n the strength st of a force and its effect on an object.

Every four yea years, ars, r Olympic figure guree skaters try to jump mp in the air and get in more spins with their triple axels and quadruple toe loops. They make it look easy, but make no mistake, leaping into the air, twirling and landing gracefully takes hours of practice and a knowledge of science.

Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities. N O I T C I R F E G K S P I N S G T R E







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

STEM Jobs In order to twirl well, a skater needs velocity, or speed. A skater uses his or her feet to push off the ice to o accelerate. Once e the right velocity is reached the skater twirl. The more velocity a skater ska ater will jump and d twi gets for the jum jump, jump p, the higher he or she will go. To g get ett mo more spins, a skater needs twirl to tw wirrl as fast as possible. increase To in T ncreass their twirling speed, a n skater starts sskate k terr sta a a twirl with aarmss out o wide. Keeping the body straight sstraig gh ht aand bringing arms tthe aarm ms in close to the body causes ccaus ses a sskater to twirl faster. This scientific iis a sscient i t principle called the ccons serva conservation of angular mom m momentum.

Standards Link: Physical Science: Students understand forces and motion.

Sports Equipment

Look through the sports section for photos of equipment - helmets, shoes, etc. Cut out one example and write a brief summary about the object’s importance to the game. Standards Link: Writing Applications: Summarize using main idea and important details.


Science in your future? Look through the newspaper for people whose jobs require a knowledge of science, technology, engineering or math. Count the different careers.

Standards Link: Career Education: Engineering and math.

Some people talk about the “spirit of the Olympics.” What do you think that means?

Standards Link: Physical Science: Students understand forces and motion.

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From you, for you

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

Photos from you

Ami Chamberlain of Princeton submitted this photo (above) of a bluejay checking out the berries on a bush outside her kitchen window Feb. 9.


Photos from you Bureau County is full of wonderful photographers, and we’d like to help you showcase your work. If you have a photograph that you’ve taken and would like to share with other Bureau County Republican readers, email or send your photograph to BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356 or email smaxDick Todd submitted this photo (left) of a Luna The BCR reserves the right to refuse any Moth. photograph for publication.

Lou Zearing of Princeton has submitted this photo (right) of a couple of bunnies he has been feeding behind the Flour House Bakery. He said, “please feed the bunnies.”

5-day Planner Today


High 40

Low 24


High 41


Low 33 High 41


Low 26 High 43

Weekly weather

Low 26 High 37

Low 18

Sun & Moon This year




One year ago Prec.

High 23

Records High



54 (1981)

-10 (1958)




Feb. 16




Feb. 15







68 (1954)

-3 (1958)

Feb. 14







64 (1954)

-8 (1970)

Feb. 13







57 (1990)

-5 (1988)

Feb. 12







61 (1990)

-6 (1955)

Feb. 11







68 (1999)

-3 (1986)

Feb. 10







61 (2009)

-7 (2011)

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

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