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Breathing old life into Matson Old Matson building gifted to BCHS PRINCETON — One of Bureau County’s historic landmark buildings, the Matson Public Library Building located at 15 Park Ave. West in Princeton, has acquired new owners, and the future looks very promising for this stately structure. On Jan. 1, the Bureau
County Historical Society gained title to the former Matson building by accepting the gift of the building from Robert Sash of the Tiskilwa area and Chicago. This donation by Sash was given in memory of his grandparents, Francis and Lucille Statler and Paul and
Ethyl Sash. More than 101 years ago — April 15, 1913, the Matson Public Library was dedicated, and for 94 years was regarded as Bureau County’s largest and most widely used public library. Financed privately by a local author and historian, Nehemiah Matson provided in his will for the construction of a community library,
and the structure was built on land donated by the Sam Clark family. Fast forward almost a century to 2007 when the library moved to a new location and the Matson building was sold at public auction to Sash. The Matson Library building has remained empty the past six and one-half years on Princeton’s courthouse square,
raising questions about what would happen to this priceless, historical building. Now the former library building is about to have a second chance at a new and useful life as a county history and learning center. “On behalf of the BCHS Board of Directors and its membership, I am deeply
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BV hires administrators Superintendent is a former BV grad By Goldie Currie email@example.com
MANLIUS — Bureau Valley School Board has hired a new permanent superintendent and assistant superintendent. The decisions were made at Monday’s board meeting after a relatively short closed session. Stephen Endress was hired as superintendent, effective May 25, and Gavin Sronce was hired as assistant superintendent, effective July 1. Board President Rick Cernovich said it may seem a little unusual the board decided to hire two to replace one, but the board felt there’s a lot of work to be done. “Mr. Whitmore and Mr. Thompson have avidly filled in and raised the ship and stopped the damage,” he said. “We’re looking forward to these two taking over the reins and reaching for better things, and to restore BV to where it was years ago.” After the board unanimously approved their contacts — yearly salary of Endress to be $126,000 and Sronce to be $107,550 — the few teachers and community members in the audience had the chance to talk briefly with the new administrators. Endress is a member of the first graduating class at Bureau Valley. He grew up on a farm in Buda and said he is
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Above, a two-story Wyanet home stands in shambles Wednesday morning after being gutted by an early morning fire. Firefighters from 10 different departments responded to the early morning fire on Wyanet’s West Main Street. As shown in the smaller photo at right, the siding on a neighboring house was melted by the intensity of the heat from the burning house. No injuries were reported.
Wyanet blaze renders home a total loss Fire is still under investigation By Donna Barker firstname.lastname@example.org
WYANET — The investigation continues into an early Wednesday fire which destroyed a Wyanet home. Wyanet Fire Chief Don Prince said the fire department received the emergency call at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday to respond to a house fire at 121 W. Main St. The owner and occupant of the two-story house, Jim Wilhite, was not home at the time of the fire.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, the wood frame house was fully engulfed with flames extending out the window on both the first and second floors of the house. With the cold temperatures, a lot of the water from the firemen’s hoses turned to ice on the house and the ground, which made for treacherous walking conditions. There was also a concern about frostbite for the firefighters, but no injuries were reported, Prince said. Firefighters had the fire under control and began leaving the scene in four to five hours, with the final firefighters leaving the scene about 10:30 a.m.
The Wilhite house was a total house, Prince said. There was also melted exterior siding and smoke damage to the house east of the Wilhite house. Assisting at the scene were the Princeton, Bureau, Tiskilwa, Buda, Sheffield, Manlius, Yorktown, Walnut and Malden fire departments and the Wyanet Rescue Unit. The Wyanet Village Police and Bureau County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the site. Prince said the state fire marshal is assisting in the investigation. At this time, it has not yet been determined in which part of the house the fire started or the cause of the fire, he said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.
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Bureau Valley From Page 1 excited about returning home to the area. He is currently the superintendent at Woodland Community Unit School District in Streator. There he has found ways to reduce expenses without cutting services; has improved the building, grounds and infrastructure; modeled servant leadership; forged strong relationship with staff and their union; and has encouraged local, in-house professional development with common core standards using “train the trainer’” approaches in order to build closer relationships among staff and emphasize student engagement. Sronce’s responsibilities as assistant superintendent will include monitoring all special education-related services; evaluation of Bureau County Cooperative program for Alternative Education/Behavior Disorder services; oversight of the curriculum; common
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The Bureau Valley School Board hired a new permanent superintendent and assistant superintendent at Monday night’s meeting. Picture (left to right) are assistant Superintendent Gavin Sronce, Superintendent Stephen Endress and board President Rick Cernovich. core implementation; ties set by the superin- basketball, softball and high school vocational tendent,” Sronce stated varsity soccer. He began classes and area voca- in a press release. “Over- his administrative career tional programs; and be all, I will do anything I as the director of Futures a WAVC Board member can to help the students Unlimited Alternative representative for Bureau and staff of BV to be suc- School in Decatur. After Valley. cessful, so whatever the one year, he was hired “Duties and respon- school board and Dr. as the high school prinsibilities may change, Endress need me to do, cipal at Lewistown High depending on the priori- I’m ready and able.” School, and for the past Sronce graduated from three years, he has been Clinton High School in the high school principal 1990. He has a back- at Mercer County High ground in teaching social School in Aledo. studies at the junior high “I want to thank everylevel and coaching boys one in advance for wel-
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coming me and my family as a part of the BV community, and I look forward to working with and getting to know each of you,” he said. Interim Superintendent James Whitmore was quick to praise the new hires. “The future looks good for Bureau Valley,” he said “They’re good people, and I know they will work hard and do their best.” Whitmore and fellow interim Superintendent Dennis Thompson have held their positions at BV since July 2012, when former Superintendent John Bute resigned from the position. The board opted to hire the two as a costsaving measure and because there was not enough time to post the position and interview prospective candidates before the beginning of the 2012-13 school year. Whitmore and Thompson will finish their second term at the district on July 1, which is the official start of the 2014-15 school year. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.
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Farmers Market planning meeting set — People interested in becoming vendors at the Farmers Market in Princeton will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Prouty Building. Information about preparation for the upcoming season will be given out. For more information, contact the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Moving time approaches PES announces plans for buildings By Donna Barker email@example.com
PRINCETON — Plans are underway to make some adjustments for school building use next year for the Princeton Elementary School District. At Monday’s meeting of the PES Board, Superintendent Tim Smith said those adjustments will be needed to accommodate the new online PARCC assessment testing program and also to accommodate for next year’s change in the use of the Reagan Middle School building in Tiskilwa. Reagan Middle School, which currently houses fourth and fifth grades, will be used next year for one prekindergarten classroom for students in the Tiskilwa community and also to provide space for the Bureau-Marshall-
Putnam Tri-County Special Education Cooperative and for Crossroads High School. Smith said electrical upgrades are being done to accommodate the more office-type setting for the special education cooperative. The moving of Reagan materials and content will be the first project to be tackled this summer because the cooperative wants to be in the building by July 1, he said. The Douglas School building, which currently houses the preschool program, will house three prekindergarten classrooms and kindergarten next year. Douglas has received a fresh coat of paint in the main hallway, which has really brightened up the setting, Smith said. Also, updated lighting options are being considered at Douglas, and electrical work has been done since a computer lab will need to be installed for the kindergarten classes. Library shelves are being
put together, and more lockers will be installed. The Jefferson School building, which currently houses the kindergarten and first grades, will house the first and second grades next year. Jefferson will require the least amount of building upgrades since PARCC is not being done with those students, Smith said. The Lincoln School building, which currently has second and third grades, will house third and fourth grades next year. There have been electrical upgrades at Lincoln and a second computer lab is being installed, since PARCC testing will be done with those students. Logan Junior High School, which currently houses sixth through eighth grades, will house fifth through eight grades next year. Logan will need few physical changes, but other plans are underway to accommodate the greater population, Smith said.
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As soon as June hits, the moving process will begin. The last two days in the school year, typically as Teacher Institute Days, will be given to the staff so they can work on getting their things ready for the move. In other building business, board member Steve Bouslog asked Smith if any further consideration had been given on the continued use of the district office building on Dover Road. Smith said there hasn’t been any work done on the district office building, other than some roof work. The building did have its fourth flooding with the recent rains, but at least this time it was clear water and not sewage, he said. The board approved a motion to send the issue to the Buildings and Grounds Committee to discuss whether to upgrade it or abandon it, and then find a different site for the district office. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.
Illinois Valley Democratic Women banquet PERU — The first-ever Maryann McCormick Service and Leadership Award Banquet will be March 8 at the Peru Eagles, Route 6, east end of Peru. The event is being held to honor a woman of the Illinois Valley who gave service and leadership to the Democrat party. There will be a pre-
sentation about the Radium Girls. These girls, through their suffering, were very helpful in establishing laws that hold employers responsible for their actions. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon. The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m.
Corned beef and cabbage anyone? The BCR is working on an upcoming page about St. Patrick’s Day. On this page, which will be a fun-filled exposé on this March holiday, we want to include a listing of area restaurants that 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Maxwell at 815-875-4461, ext. 228.
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Winter plays havoc with Buda’s new snowplow Board discusses new case to house Buda artifacts By Andrew Fisher email@example.com
BUDA — Topping the news at the Buda Village Board meeting Monday night was the topic of snow removal. Village Superintendent Duane Roberts informed board members the new snowplow has already needed replacement metal cutters. The cutters are the part of the plow that comes in contact with the street during snow removal. Since the plow has been getting such a workout this winter, the cutters are already worn down. Rob-
erts presented the board with a bill for the new cutters and another set which will be held on standby. Roberts said due to the seemingly relentless snowfall this winter, the plow odometer has already logged more than 1,000 miles. That number is more than the plow logs in the course of a typical year usage. Since the village has only 36 miles of paved road, the 1,000 miles logged represents an extraordinary amount of snow clean up. Roberts, who drives the snowplow, added he has had consistent difficulty navigating some of the alleys to clear snow with the plow. He said residents need to keep alleys free of clutter; otherwise they can’t be cleaned.
In follow-up news on a village artifact display case proposed last fall, village resident Larry Roberts informed board members of his interest to provide the labor to build the case. Initial thoughts are to have the display case placed in southwest corner of the foyer between the community room and library. Roberts said he is aware of a Buda resident who is able to help out with payment for materials. Board members hope the display case will become a focal point for a historical preservation effort by Buda residents. Following a suggestion by a board member, Mayor Jeff Bitting said he is open to the idea of having villagers put artifacts on display on a rotational basis. Bitting
said he would like to get started on the project. Treasurer Virginia Bollinger said the North Central Illinois Council of Governments notified her the application deadline for a design grant for the well project has been extended to September from March 31. The extension will give the village and the NCICG more time to complete the grant. In other treasury news, Bollinger said she had no word on a precise date for completion of the village audit for 2013. Bollinger also said the village has started receiving checks from the gaming tax. They should average around $200 a month. Bitting informed the board of his conversation with Illinois Valley Waste about concerns raised by
residents about the timeliness and thoroughness of village trash removal. Bitting said he noticed an improvement in pickup service following his conversation with an IVW representative. In other village board business: • Representatives from Bunker Hill Church will be at the next village board meeting to discuss how best to re-purpose one of its buildings for community-wide use. • Village clean-up day is coming up in April. The village should have a precise date for the clean-up day by the next meeting.
• A new motor for the rescue unit building furnace was recently installed as a stopgap measure before a complete heating system replacement is found. A discussion on how to proceed with possibly acquiring a new furnace will be raised in the spring. • Recent high winds caused damage to the community hall fascia. The village plans on fixing the fascia as soon as the weather warms up. The next village board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 10. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.
NOTICE is hereby given that at the Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, the 18th of March, 2014, the following propositions will be submitted to the, voters of the City of Spring Valley, Village of Arlington, Tiskilwa Rural Fire Protection District, Cherry Grade School District #92, at the usual polling places in the various precincts in the County of Bureau and State of Illinois. PROPOSITION CITY OF SPRING VALLEY LEVY AN ADDITIONAL RETAILERS OCCUPATION TAX RATE OF .5% Shall the corporate authorities of the City of Spring Valley be authorized to levy an additional Retailer’s Occupation tax at a rate of .5% for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or other property tax relief? YES NO PROPOSITION CHERRY GRADE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 92 REFERENDUM TO DEACTIVATE CHERRY GRADE SCHOOL FACILITY IN DISTRICT NO. 92
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Winner, winner ... pancake dinner ... er, breakfast Members of the Walnut Winners 4-H Club come prepared to serve family and friends at Saturday’s annual pancake and sausage breakfast, held this year at the Walnut Senior Citizens Center. Proceeds from the annual event will go to help with programs and projects for the Walnut Winners.
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grateful to Mr. Sash for his generosity in giving the historic library building to the society,” stated Kathy Cartwright, president of the BCHS Board of Directors. The historical society board of directors is developing a timeline for renovating the building and making it accessible to the public. Cartwright explained the BCHS will not be rushing into this project without developing a firm knowledge of what to expect. She estimates the project may take at least two years to complete. “We are taking this challenge very seriously, and no stone will be left unturned. We will be asking for the support of the entire community to help us realize the success of this project,” Cartwright added. Specific plans for the building and information regarding renovation will be available to the public as they are developed. “At a time when our need
for space has become critical, the gift from Mr. Sash is a dream come true,” Cartwright said, “We consider this a gift that will keep on giving in our community. “We are hopeful that our greatest resource, the residents of Bureau County, will recognize the importance of saving this grand, historic structure allowing us to continue to tell the story of Bureau County,” Cartwright continued. “One hundred years from now, we envision people, both young and old, from near and far, entering the Matson building on a quest to experience and learn more about our rich, Bureau County history — just as many of us and our ancestors have done over the past century.” BCHS Director Pam Lange said she is excited about the future of the organization and the possibilities the use of the former Matson Public Library will hold. “The acquisition of the former Matson Public Library building is a great opportunity for the Historical Society to grow as an
organization,” Lange said. “We’ll have room for changing exhibits, programs on Bureau County history, and space for our collections of photographs and other research materials. It will be exciting to restore
and reopen this building for the community.” News and information on the BCHS can be found on its website — bureaucountyhistoricalsociety.com or by calling the museum at 815-875-2184.
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Scheduled for March 3rd – March 15th Monday - Friday At the County Clerk’s office Basement Office 700 South Main St., Princeton 8:00 am – 4:00 pm At Spring Valley City Hall Monday - Friday 215 North Greenwood, Spring Valley 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Early voting will be available on Saturday, March 8th and Saturday, March 15th at the Bureau County Courthouse – County Clerk’s office from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm ***************************************** Look for sample ballots and polling places posted on www.bureaucountyclerk.com
Shall the Board of Education of Cherry Grade School District No. 92, Bureau County, Illinois, be authorized to deactivate the Cherry Grade School facility and to send pupils in the Cherry Grade School facility from Grades kindergarten through 8 to Dimmick Community Consolidated School District No. 175, LaSalle County? YES NO PROPOSITION VILLAGE OF ARLINGTON INCREASE GENERAL CORPORATE TAX NOT TO EXCEED .4375% Shall the Village of Arlington, Bureau County, Illinois, be authorized, on a permanent basis, to levy annually for general corporate purposes a tax not more than .4375% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended, exclusive of the amount levied for the payment of bonded indebtedness, or interest thereon, and exclusive of taxes authorized by law which by their terms provide that those taxes shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes? YES NO PROPOSITION TISKILWA RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SHALL THE MAXIMUM TAX RATE BE INCREASED FROM .30% TO .40% Shall the maximum allowable tax rate for the Tiskilwa Rural Fire Protection District be increased from .30% to .40% of the value of all taxable property within the District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue? YES NO The polls at the election will be open at 6:00 o’clock A.M. and will continue to be open until 7:00 o’clock P.M. of that day. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014. Kamala S. Hieronymus, County Clerk County of Bureau, State of Illinois
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Heroin arrests made in Princeton PRINCETON — Trident agents have charged five Princeton residents with illegal drug activity. After an investigation into narcotic activity at 817 N. Euclid Ave. in Princeton, Trident agents executed a Bureau County search warrant on Feb. 21 at that residence. As a result of the search warrant, agents charged Keith Stroud, 54, of that residence, with possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and with possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $20,000. Alyssa L. Stroud, 22, of the same address, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond
was set at $25,000. Maxwell M. Burgess, 37, of the same address, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $25,000. Joseph D. McDougall, 26, of 817 N. Euclid Ave., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $35,000. Kristin N. Bolin, 20, of 510 E. Farnham St. in Princeton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $15,000. All subjects were transported to the Bureau County Jail.
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Taking a bite out of wild game Area residents taste some unusual meat fixings, plus all the trimmings, during Saturday’s wild game supper hosted by the Manlius Sportsman Club at its building on Main Street in Manlius. Members of the club do their hunting throughout the year and share their wild game finds with the community and visitors.
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Warming up with some chili Anna Zehr dishes up a bowl of homemade chili during Saturday’s soup and chili supper sponsored by the Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton. Members of the club worked in the kitchen and served the meal, which also included a variety of homemade desserts. All proceeds from the event went to programs for the Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club in Princeton.
Committee suggests life space/cyber cafe at IVCC OGLESBY — Longawaited student life space and a cyber cafe are the centerpieces of construction projects recommended by the Illinois Valley Community College Board’s facilities committee. Committee members said they would recommend using $270,000 of $443,106 in surplus operations and maintenance funds to complete projects totaling more than $1.5 million. “The surplus funds were accumulated through reduced utility costs and unexpended contingency budgets,” said Vice President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema. The projects address a decades-long need for a large gathering area for students to interact and work on projects together in a way that is more in
step with four-year colleges and universities. The student life space will be in the former counseling area in E-Building, and the cafe will be in the main lobby. Other Phase 3 construction projects could include moving emergency medical services into the former home of electronics in Lower Level D and expanding Jacobs Library into the vacant cashier’s office off the main lobby. Committee members viewed architect’s sketches of the cafe and student life area. Their recommendations will go to the full board March 13. The committee also made its initial review of a 2016 Resource Allocation Management Plan (RAMP) request to expand Jacobs Library and the fitness center. RAMP is the state list
for capital development requests; colleges must resubmit projects each year to remain on the list.
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Lesslie A. Johnson, 39, and Shawna L. OlszaWarrant arrest nowski, 38, both of Princeton, were charged with Steven D. Helton, 23, theft from Road Ranger at 2:02 p.m. Feb. 22. of Spring Valley turned himself in at the Spring Valley Police Station at 12:40 p.m. Feb. 25 on a Bureau County warrant for failure to appear for a resisting an arrest charge. Helton was also wanted on a Kendall County warrant for failure to appear for an assault charge.
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As I have said before, I grew up on a farm outside of Tiskilwa. My sisters were several years older than me and because of that age difference, were not always available to be my playmates. We did some things together on the farm, but primarily, I was by myself. As I got old enough to read books, I was found frequently with one in my hand. I became an avid reader. On COMMENTARY our weekly trips to town to the grocery store and to check on my grandma, I would convince my mom that our trip needed to include a stop at the Tiskilwa Library. I would gather up my allotment of books to check out; there was a limit, and I believe the number was five. At that time, the checkout was done by hand, and everyone had a library card number that was used. I read all of the Nancy Drew mystery books that were on the shelves of the library. I know that I read some of them more than once. I would look through the numbers recorded on the paper in the front of the books, and sometimes I would miss my number. I would take home a book that I had already read. That was OK. I would read the book again. I still have no problem reading books again — you know you can miss nuances of the story the first time. As I got older, my reading expanded into many other areas. From Anna Karenina to the Carl Sandburg books on Abraham Lincoln to Shakespeare, I was pretty diverse. I enjoyed all of them and many others. Most of this reading took place during the summer months. I grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s without air conditioning; in fact I don’t even remember really having a fan in the house. My favorite reading spot on a hot summer day was under the big shade tree on a blanket in my front yard. That was the coolest spot I could find. I spent a lot of hours in that front yard, but I was not really in the yard. I was off to some faraway place the book in front of me carried me off to. It was great! For a small town girl, I could be in New York, Russia, Germany or England with the blink of an eye. Upon the death of my mother, my sisters and I decided to name the Tiskilwa Library as the recipient of any memorials that we received. Because of those memorials, I made a visit to this library to drop off some of the money. It was like walking back in time. Many of you know the library in Tiskilwa is in the process of adding an addition that will be handicapped accessible and will allow that community to have some small meeting rooms to be used for tutoring, counseling or other activities. The youth and adults in Tiskilwa will be very fortunate to have this new facility to use and enjoy. The main part of the library has gone through some changes over the years. The shelves of books are still in their same locations, but drop ceilings were added at some point, and those are being removed as part of the current project. According to the librarian that was there the day I visited, the original building is more than 100 years old, and it is being restored to its original state. I was also given a brief tour of the new facilities still under construction. It is exciting to see a small town preserving and improving upon their local library. That library was so important to me as a child. It makes me very happy that the building is being updated and renewed. This winter with its cold and snow, my reading hobby has been revitalized. Now I do a lot of my reading by downloading books to my iPad. I enjoy the convenience of having a new book in an instant,
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What is your favorite local restaurant: Oriental Gardens.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: A picture album with pictures of my husband, our children and grandchildren.
If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: Pay off bills; pay for grandchildren’s education; donate to my church and local organizations; and invest the rest.
Where did you grow up: Princeton. Family: Widowed. Three children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Pets: Not now, but we had a beautiful honey-colored cocker spaniel for 17 years and four cats. Occupation: I run The Covered Bridge Fudge Shop at 915 N Main St. What is the last song you listened to: “You”ll Never Walk Alone.”
What is the last book you read: “Firefly” by my brother-in-law, Dick Diller. What is the last television show you watched: “Downton Abby.” If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Cold salmon, sliced
People would be surprised to know that you: That I graduated from Augustana Nursery in Chicago, and I’m a pediatric nurse. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: The history. If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: Lower living expenses.
Headless Horseman takes his final ride The tall, prominent horse that carried Princeton’s famed Headless Horseman on Halloween night has passed on at the age of 31. Many can recall the Buckskin beauty, as he would clop up and down the streets bringing fear and delight to an abundance of trickor-treaters. The Headless Horseman recently came forward to talk about his beloved Scout. Looking back, he can recall the day his bride brought home what was then just a scrawny weanling. She had purchased him at a local horse auction for $87.50. He wasn’t even a year old, and I was told he was just as ugly as could be. However, with much love and attention throughout the years, the beast flourished until he towered over his fellow stable mates. The Headless Horseman trained and molded him into a prime companion, introducing him to the world of commotion, which helped develop a tolerance to crowds and street traffic. “It was really important that Scout grew familiar to the commotion because horses are the type to run first and ask questions later,” the Headless Horseman told me in a private interview. When the time felt right one Halloween night, the Headless Horseman waited for dark to fall, and he listened for trick-ortreaters to begin tromping through the streets. He suited up himself and his companion before taking their first stroll down Park Avenue West. Children stopped in their tracks, gazed up at the duo as they rambled by. Some were frightened and hid behind their parents’ legs; others felt welcomed to run up for a closer look at what would become a favorite Halloween tradition. Parents would squint their faces, trying to make out who
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this headless figure was. As they tried for answers, they never got a clear one. It was as if he had just appeared from the night fog. Some of the Headless Horseman’s favored memories include the time he led his companion right through the doors of the former Greasy Spoon restaurant. It brought surprise and laughter to the people inside, and the Headless Horseman still snickers today at the faces people made as the duo made their grand entrance. He can also recall the time when he passed by a home in Greencroft, and kids suddenly appeared from hiding spots and began throwing candy and taunting Scout. Little did they know, the Headless Horseman had a humorous side. He fought through the candy and led Scout up the yard and onto the porch of the kids’ dwelling. Of course, they screamed and scampered off, leav-
but it isn’t quite the same as browsing the stacks of the library, reading a few pages and choosing that special book for a new adventure. Nothing is quite the same as that. Young or old, take a trip to your library; you’ll be glad you did. Congratulations to the residents of
ing the Headless Horseman chuckling to himself. It was that year, he decided it would be best to start carrying Silly String to ward off others who might try to frightened his companion. Scout had quite the duty on that one night. He touched a lot of lives and became acquainted with many emotions people would share as they watched him stroll by. “There would be crying, screaming and laughing,” the Headless Horseman said. “We saw every emotion in the world.” While the Headless Horseman expressed sympathy for old Scout’s passing, he said the time was overdue. “We haven’t ridden around for the last five years because Scout had sore feet and just wasn’t able to carry me like he used to,” he said. “He was as old as what a 95-year-old person would be today.” When I asked the Headless Horseman if he would ever ride again with a new companion, his answer was full of doubt. “I’m getting pretty old myself,” he said, quickly adding he and Scout had been getting to their short rows in life, and it was about time to move on. But as the tradition dies, the tale will continue, and as it does, the Headless Horseman’s only wish is for Scout to be remembered for making Halloween a little more special for those who had the opportunity to witness their nighttime strolls. BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie can be reached at gcurrie@ bcrnews.com.
Tiskilwa on your library project. I plan to visit the old and new building as soon as the project is completed. I will make myself a new memory of a special place from my childhood. Nita Wyatt of Wyanet can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014 • 7 Wedding Aisle — Area couples share their engagement and weddings announcements. See Page 8.
Entertainment — Stage 212 seeks submissions from directors for the 2015 season. See Page 8.
Community Notes Fundraiser Pheasants Forever banquet LADD — The Ohio Public Library’s annual fundraiser will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Rip’s in Ladd. Tickets are $7 and available at the library or from any library board member. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle.
Spanish fair SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School’s Spanish Club will hold its annual Spanish Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium and auditorium. The fair will feature Spain with customs, games, a castle, music and skits.
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PHS prepares to ‘Honk!’ Princeton High School will present “Honk!,” the musical based off Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” at 7 p.m. March 14 and March 15 in the Sally Skinner Auditorium. Tickets are $8 and are available by calling 815-8753308, ext. 375. All seats reserved. Abbie Bickett (left) and Lucas Bauer confer with director Aaron Kaufmann.
Optimist Club sponsors Rip’s for Rob fundraiser oratorical contest PRINCETON — The Princeton Optimist Club is sponsoring an oratorical contest for students who are 19 years old and younger and who have not graduated from high school yet. The contest will begin at 7 p.m. March 18 at Kramer’s Restaurant. The speech must be between 4 to 5 minutes in length. The topic this year is, how my passions impact the world. There will be two winners, one boy and one girl. The winners of the local contest will be entered in the Optimist Regional Contest. Regional winners will
then advance to the District Contest. The District winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Official entry forms and specific contest rules can be obtained at Princeton high School, Bureau Valley high School, Crossroads High School or from Gary Patterson at 715 N. Linn, Princeton. Only the first, eight boy and eight girl entry forms will be accepted. All local contestants will receive a coupon for a pizza and the winners will receive a medallion. For more information, contact Gary Patterson at 815-875-3767.
LADD — Rip’s for Rob, a fundraiser to benefit Rob Pozzi of Spring Valley, who is battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a rare form of blood cancer, will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Rip’s Chicken on Main Street in Ladd. Tickets are $8 and include 1/4 of chicken or chicken strips and fries. There will be raffles and 50/50 and a bake sale. Carryouts are available. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, call Kristi at 815-481-1038 or Silvia at 815-978-8931. Tickets will be available at the door.
OGLESBY — IVCC will host an open house for prospective students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 in Room CTC 124. Guests will receive information about IVCC programs and services, including financial aid and transfer information, meet current students and tour campus. Refreshments will be provided, and there is no charge to attend. To reserve a seat, visit ivcc.edu/forms/OpenHouseRSVP. For more information call, 815-2240439.
PRINCETON — The Bureau County Pheasants Forever annual banquet will be March 6, at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be at 6 p.m., and the auction and raffles will be at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call Eric Paull at 815-646-4844.
Watercolor class PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Center will offer a four-week watercolor class for beginners from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday nights, beginning March 10, at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton. This class is intended for the beginner with no experience in watercolor painting. Taught by Mary Michael of Princeton, students will learn the basics of watercolor painting including brush styles and techniques, dry versus wet technique and how to obtain varying shades of color. Students will practice techniques in class and at home. This class is for high school age through adult. The cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. To register, call 815-875-2787 by March 6.
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Stage 212 seeking submissions for 2015 season LASALLE — Stage 212 in LaSalle is currently seeking submissions from directors for the 2015 season. The organization is seeking well-known, highly recognizable shows for the winter, spring, summer and fall slots, but will also entertain proposals for special “5th Show” productions, typically small cast and a little out of the ordinary, to run in slots outside of the regular season.
Winter productions are typically small musicals or comedy/dramas, the spring and fall shows are comedy/dramas and the summer production is traditionally a big musical, but other proposals will be considered. The organization will consider all submissions, including repeats of past shows if they have not been performed in the last 20 years. Anyone interested in submitting a play for
consideration should contact Natalie Smigel at 815-224-3025 or email email@example.com for application information. Visitors to stage212.org will find a reference list of all productions Stage 212 has put on in their history. Applications are due March 1 and should be emailed to stage212@ att.net, dropped off at the Stage 212 box office, 700 First St., LaSalle, during regular office hours or mailed to Stage 212, Inc.
P.O. Box 198, LaSalle, IL 61301. A final selection will be made for recommendation to the Management Committee of Stage 212 in May. Stage 212 has been the Illinois Valley’s community theater since 1968, and welcomes anyone interested in participating in a stage production, regardless of previous experience. For more information about its current season, call 815-224-3025.
PAC exhibit will open March 7 PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council has announced its upcoming art exhibit titled “A Bit of the Green” will be presented in the gallery of the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton. All artist members of the Prairie Arts Council are invited to partici-
pate in a group exhibit through the month of March. Members exhibiting are also asked to extend an invitation to a guest artist to exhibit their works along with the members. All mediums will be accepted. This exhibit will open with a reception welcoming the artists from
Blood drives The American Red Cross has released its schedule of upcoming blood drives. The drives will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the American Red Cross, 1530 Fourth St., Peru; from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 6 at the First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St., Princeton; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital Office building, 1305 Sixth St., Peru; and from 2 to 6 p.m. March 14 at the Malden Grade School, East Street, Malden.
6 to 8 p.m. March 7. The exhibit will run through March 28 with open hours on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. All exhibits are open and free to the public. For more information on how to become a member of the Prai-
rie Arts Council go to http://www.theprairieartscouncil.org/ or call 815-875-2787. The Arts Center will be open to receive works of art from members and their guests from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to allow enough time for set up of the exhibit.
Thanks Neighbor Thanks JTB To the Editor, The purpose of my letter is to first thank the “John the Barber Foundation” for coming to the aid of the St. Thomas More Church of Dalzell and assisting us greatly with our recent wine tasting fundraiser event. Given the time of the year, weather conditions and other factors, we were having a difficult time selling preevent tickets.
Sausage for sale ARLINGTON — Members of St. Patrick Church in Arlington will be making sausage Saturday. To place an order, call Lauren Koch at 815-638-2224 or Ann Hunter at 815-638-2691 by Friday. Sausage will be available for pick up from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Preparations are being made for St. Patrick’s annual pancake and sausage breakfast on March 16.
Fish fry PRINCETON — St. Louis School will hold a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent, from March 7 to April 11. Dinners include baked or fried fish and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. To order carryouts, call 815-872-8521.
Pancake breakfast SHEFFIELD — The Knights of Columbus will hold an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9 at St. Patrick’s parish hall in Sheffield. The cost is $6 for adults, $2 for children 7-12 years old and free for children under 6 years old.
‘Son of God’ playing at Apollo Theater PRINCETON — The Apollo Theater in Princeton will show “Son of God” Friday. The movie is the story of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It was produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the husband and wife team who created “The Bible” mini-series on the History Channel. The Apollo Theater has scheduled to play the movie for at least two weeks. For more information or to purchase group tickets, contact Jay Schneider at 815-876-7808.
John the Barber Foundation secured and graciously provided last minute entertainment to enhance our event and drive last minute ticket sales. Al Pottinger and his “Al & Ron Band” were great. Last year I would have said, “You did not have to do that,” but now knowing the JTB message and mission I can understand that in a way, “You did have to do that.” What a great example.
The most important thing is that we all now see the “JTB” strategy of having everyone do their best to help those in need. That is the mission of “JTB” Foundation. Up Ravioli Alley is an inspiring magazine telling the good that people have done and is being done in our area. Again thanks “JTB” Foundation for helping St. Thomas More with our projects. Carlo Olivero Dalzell
Religion Briefs Soup and sandwich dinner WALNUT — The Walnut United Methodist Women’s Fellowship is hosting a chili, chicken noodle soup and sandwich dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church dining room. Cost is by donation.
Open Table Supper SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will host the Open Table Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. March 9 for those who are hungry or lonely, want to stretch their food dollars or just want to visit with friends. The March menu will be pasta bar, garlic bread, lettuce salad and dessert. In February, the United Church of Christ donated desserts and in March St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will provide desserts.
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Scott-Bender Jud and Trish Scott of Princeton are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kate, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., to Aaron Bender of Prairie du Chien, Wis. He is the son of Mike and Connie Bender of Woodman, Wis. The bride-elect graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders. She is working as a substitute teacher while studying to teach American Sign Language. Her fiancé graduated from Southwest Techni-
Kate Scott and Aaron Bender cal College with two associate degrees in information technology. He works for Cabela’s in Prairie du Chien, Wis. The couple will be married May 17 in Princeton.
Starved Rock plans wine, beer tasting UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge at Starved Rock State Park will host Between the Canyons wine and beer tasting event beginning at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Lodge’s Great Hall. This is the second year Staved Rock Lodge welcomes wineries from throughout Illinois for an evening of selected wines, craft beers, food pairings and entertainment.
Tickets for Between the Canyons are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. An overnight package is also available the evening of the event. For more information about Between the Canyons wine & beer tasting, call 815-220-7386 or visit the Lodge’s website at www.starvedrocklodge. com.
HCCA plans Chicago trip The Heritage Corridor will take a trip to Chicago March 13 to view the architectural cityscape and Daniel Burnham’s contributions to it with his Plan of 1909. The trip will begin with a tour of the Auditorium Theater, followed by lunch at the theater and then listen to Martgaret Farr’s lecture
at the Art Institute on AIC’s museum education. Reservations must be made by March 4 to Barbara Mueller, 2109 Mary Lane, Ottawa, IL 61350. The bus will depart from Peru, Ottawa and Morris. For more information, call Susan Meehan at 815-5243396.
Community coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the parish hall.
Family fun night BUREAU — The First Congregational Church of Bureau will hold a community family fun night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the church’s fellowship hall. Enjoy the Bureau Sonshine Puppets, board games and card games. A light supper of chicken noodle soup, barbeque, hot dogs and chili will be served. Bring finger food to share.
NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the “Testing of Precinct Tabulation Optical Scan and Direct Recording Electronic Voting Equipment” required by 10 ILCS 5/24B-9 and 24C-9 for the Primary Election will be held on Monday, March 3rd, at 10:00 am. in the County Clerk’s office at the Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main St, Princeton. As prescribed by the Election Code, this test is open to representatives of the political parties, the press and the public. DATED AT PRINCETON THIS 21st day of February, 2014. Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk
9 Sports Thursday, February 27, 2014 • 9 Shootout time — The annual Princeton Boosters Shootout returns Saturday and Sunday, bringing boys teams from grades 5-8 to town.
Boys basketball: Prophetstown 49, Princeton 46
Time, season runs out on Tigers By Kevin Hieronymus firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo courtesy Bob Jagers, Annawan Super Fan
Celina VanHyfte and the Annawan Bravettes celebrate their Super-Sectional win over Cissna Park in Bloomington Monday night. The No. 1 ranked Bravettes return to state after placing third in 2013.
VanHyftes lead Bravettes back to state By Kevin Hieronymus email@example.com
BLOOMINGTON — It was a sister act Monday that propelled the Annawan Bravettes back to Normal. All-state senior center Celina VanHyfte (22 points) and her sophomore sister Morgan (20) combined for 42 points to power the Bravettes past Cissna Park 71-52 in Monday’s Class 1A Bloomington Super-Sectional at Illinois Wesleyan University. The No. 1 ranked Bravettes (28-4) will face Lanark Eastland, at 2 p.m. Friday at Redbird Arena in the 1A State semifinals. Eastland beat Hinckley-Big Rock 36-33 at the DeKalb Super-Sectional. Annawan made its first appearance to state a year ago, placing third. “It’s great,” said Annawan coach Jason Burkiewicz,
PRINCETON — J.J. Vaccaro did his best to keep the season going for the Princeton Tigers, in Tuesday’s 2A regional play-in game at Prouty Gym against Prophetstown. Down by 10 points (50-40), the Tigers rallied behind their senior guard, who had 12 of his teamhigh 20 points in the fourth quarter. Vaccaro had a final fling for a potential game-tying 3-pointer as time ran out, but missed with the Tigers falling 59-56. “None of us wanted it to end. We all thought we were going to win,” Vaccaro said. “Coach told us someone needs to step up and take over because it might be our last game so I decided I would.” “I challenged those guys during a timeout, and he responded well,” PHS coach Jesse Brandt said. “When he decided to just shoot it and not worry about all year long, that’s when it seemed to go in for him. I was kind of surprised the last one didn’t go in for him that it was going.” Junior guard/forward Garrett Duffin added 18 points for the
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Princeton 2A regional Tuesday: (4) Prophetstown 59, (5) Princeton 56. Wednesday: Game 2 (1) Seneca (22-5) vs. (4) Prophetstown (15-13). Game 3 - (2) Hall (16-11) vs. (3) Bureau Valley (19-11). Friday: Title - winners 2-3, 7 p.m. Visit www.bcrnews.com/ sports for updates.
Annawan 71, Cissna Park 52 • Sisters Celina (22) and Morgan (20) combine for 42 points. Next: The Bravettes (29-4) will face Lanark Eastland at 2 p.m. Friday in 1A semifinals in Normal. a 1999 graduate of Hall High School. “A lot of times teams are lucky to get one.” “Last year, we were one of the new teams with a couple of teams having state experience. This year we will be one of the teams with experience, plus we will be healthy,” senior Annawan senior guard Megan Foes said in reference to Celina VanHyfte’s badly sprained
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Princeton’s J.J. Vaccaro spots up for a close shot against Prophetstown in second-half regional play Tuesday at Prouty Gym.
Gray named as head PHS soccer coach By Kevin Hieronymus firstname.lastname@example.org
PRINCETON — Assistant coach Dave Gray was named as the next head varsity boys soccer coach at Princeton High School at Wednesday’s school board meeting. Gray formerly was head soccer coach at DePue. The
PHS alumnus teaches at Logan Junior High School. “We are excited for Dave to take over the program and continue the success that the program has seen,” PHS athletic director Jesse Brandt said. “Dave has been a player and coach in the program and will be a great asset to Princeton High School.
Gray succeeds Jason Bird, who resigned at the end of the 2013 season. He becomes the third head coach in the history of the program. Visit www.bcrnews.com/ sports and see Saturday’s BCR for more about Gray’s hire. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.
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Pearson passes the torch at Logan I always say the most influential coaches in athletes career are at junior high. My coach was and will always be Stormin’ Norman Mueller of Atlanta, Ill., whom I’ve made mention over the years. One of the guiding lights in junior high sports in Bureau County has passed her torch. Kaye Pearson’s coaching career has officially come to a close with the end of the volleyball season after 24 years at Princeton Logan Junior High and 34 years overall. Pearson arrived in Bureau County in 1980 out Millikin University
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at Malden High School, coaching volleyball for three years. The Franklin Center native made the county circuit, teaching at LaMoille and Ohio high schools, while coaching freshman volleyball at Princeton (1983 and 1984) and the varsity at Ohio from 1985-89.
She was hired at Logan in 1990, the start of a run of winning Lionesses teams. She also took part in PHS’ 1990 State championship run. Pearson compiled at 322-105 record at the eighth-grade level at Logan and 520 career wins overall. But the wins are not what Pearson values most. It was always the kids. “I think the most rewarding thing about coaching is the unique relationship you develop with your players,” she said. “It has been so BCR photo/Mike Vaughn much fun working with so many Kaye Pearson, shown here in her final home match awesome young people throughout at Logan Junior High School, always valued her relationship with her players the past 24 years. See Hieronymus Page 10
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Boys basketball roundup
IHSA girls state tournaments
Bruins outlast Midland, face PC
By Kevin Hieronymus email@example.com The St. Bede Bruins lived for another day Monday night in the Marquette 1A regional action at Marseilles, defeating Midland 48-46 in overtime. Jarrett Olson, who has made a living of heroics this season, hit a 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds at the end of regulation to tie the game at 39. Olson gave the Bruins a 47-46 lead with a layup with 23.2 second left in overtime and added a free throw to cap the Bruins victory. He finished with a game-high 23 points. The Bruins (17-12) advanced to face top-seeded Putnam County (21-8) in Wednesday’s semifinals. Midland bowed out at 12-17. Marquette 71, DePue 67: The Little Giants proved to not be what the Crusaders thought they were in Monday’s regional play. The Little Giants completely changed their game plan after losing to the Crusaders by 15 points Saturday, playing man to man defense instead of zone and play an uptempo style of offense. That switch worked well for the Little Giants, who led 33-30 at halftime and as much as five early in the third quarter. Marquette (17-11), which advanced to face No. 2 seed Henry on Wednesday, used a 12-1 run to go up 54-41 early in the fourth quarter. “On Saturday, we played a zone the whole game last time, and they tore us up,” DePue coach Charlie Klinefelter told the Ottawa Times. “So, I said let’s just have a little fun and do a little run-and-gun, see what happens and try to get back on defense in a man-to-man the full game. I was wor-
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Photo courtesy Bob Jagers, Annawan Super Fan
The Annawan Bravettes are returning to the IHSA 1A State Tournament, defeating Cissna Park 71-52 in the Bloomington Super-Sectional Monday Night. The No. 1 ranked Bravettes will face Lanark Eastland at 2 p.m. Friday at Redbird Arena. Annawan placed third in 2013.
From Page 9 ankle a year ago. Annawan got off to a fast start behind Morgan VanHyfte, who scored 19 points in the first quarter to spark the Bravettes to an 18-10 lead. The Bravettes held a 36-22 lead at halftime, struggling to find their mark a bit (13 of 34 from the floor) at the Shirk Center, which has not exactly been the friendly confines for the Bravettes. They were 1-1 in previous super-sectional contests and 2-4 overall, including the State Farm Classic tournament. “I said at halftime, everybody has been thinking it but nobody has mentioned it, we struggle shooting here. We have to go down low to Celina and play off of her,” Burkiewicz said. “We couldn’t get anything to fall early so we went to our all-stater, and she took care of us tonight.” What the VanHyfte sisters didn’t provide, senior Cearra Davis did, adding 15
Close company Annawan will be joined by neighbor Prophetstown in Normal this weekend. The Lady Prophets earned their first trip to state, defeating El Paso-Gridley 58-58 at the Monmouth Super-Sectional. Clare Kramer scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Lady Prophets outscored EP-G 14-4 in the second quarter. The BCR will take a look at the neighboring schools’ connection in Saturday’s paper. Both could bring home State championship though located just 20 miles apart.
points to the mix. Cissna Park (22-9) managed to close within 11 at 38-29 in the third and 55-44 early in the fourth, but the Bravettes were able to pull ahead to victory. Davis (15 points) converted a 3-point play and Celina VanHyfte scored to put the Bravettes back ahead 60-44. Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com
Team to beat: Annawan (29-4). Pairings: Friday - Game 1: Carrollton (24-6) vs. Mowequa Central A&M (27-5), 12:15 p.m. Game 2: Annawan (28-4) vs. Lanark Eastland (28-5), 2 p.m. Saturday - Third place: losers 1-2, 12:15 p.m. Title: winners 1-2. 2 p.m. BCR insider: Annawan returns to Normal with four starters from last year’s third-place team. It has been ranked No. 1 since the preseason and primed to stay there. All-Stater Celina VanHyfte teamed up with Cearra Davis in the sectional finals, each scoring 29 points against Putnam County. VanHyfte (22) and her sister Morgan (20) powered the Bravettes to the Super-Sectional win over Cissna Park. ... Eastland, which beat Amboy 55-54 for the sectional championship, makes its first state tournament appearance. Kevin Hieronymus’ prediction: Annawan over Mowequa Central A&M.
2A girls state
Team to beat: Champaign St. Thomas More (31-2). Pairings: Friday - Game 1: Champaign St. Thomas More (31-2) vs. Teutopolis (28-5), 6:30 p.m. Game 2: Elmhurst Immaculate Conception (25-6) vs. Prophetstown (29-2), 8:15 p.m. Saturday - Third place: losers 1-2, 6:30 p.m. Title: winners 1-2, 8:15 p.m. BCR insider: St. Thomas More returns to Normal, having placed second in 2013, falling to Nashville 42-29 in last year’s state title game. The Sabers ride a 21-game win streak, having not lost since Dec. 14 to 4A power Chicago Whitney Young. They are 63-5 over the past two seasons, much in part to Tori McCoy, a 6-4 sophomore, averaging 18.7 points and 9.1 rebounds. ... Prophetstown has rewarded longtime coach Don Robinson his first state appearance in his 37th year. EIC also makes its first state appearance. Teutopolis, on the other hand, makes its 15th. The Lady Shoes have claimed five state championships, the last coming in 1995, and four seconds. ... Prophetstown has won its last 23 games. Kevin Hieronymus’ prediction: STM over Prophetstown.
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career wins at Logan 24 years coaching at Logan 8 SRC championships 7 SRC tourney titles
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out the years. I love it when they catch that passion for the game and just enjoy being part of the team. It’s been rewarding to see them grow as athletes and as young adults.” Pearson said she was blessed early in her career to coach under Rita Placek at PHS and later with Bea Coates at Logan. “They were both wonderful mentors and taught me so much. Both of them were huge influences on my coaching style,” she said. “I really want to thank all of the players, parents, fans and most of all my family for giving me the chance to make a dream come true. It’s been a great run.” • I also want to make mention of another influential area junior high volleyball coach. Deb Brokaw has coached at Cherry Grade School the past sevens seasons, sending many players into starting positions at Hall High School. It is a position heading for an end with Cherry scheduled to close its doors at the end of the school year, sending its students to Dimmick She would like to continue to coach. Her daughter, Hayleigh, will follow the Cherry kids to Dimmick. “I cannot tell you how hard it will be next year watching our Cherry girls and not coaching,” she said. Brokaw always has high praise for her players, and it is that connection she will miss most. “I think the most rewarding part is just seeing the girls improve as players, and I am so proud of how many have gone to Hall and earned starting positions there,” she said. “I think the thing that makes me smile most as a coach is when my girls make their first serve over the net in a game.” While Brokaw shrugs off any praise, a Cherry parent said the Comets coach “teaches the girls not only how to play the game, but also teaches them the value of being a good sport and being a team player.” Also, Brokaw is a passionate coach, and “you can see she loves the game.” Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From Page 9 Tigers. Prophetstown’s Ethan Howard led all scorers with 23 points. PHS (5-22) held a 30-25 halftime lead, but was outscored 19-5 in the third quarter, the Tigers struggling against the Prophets switch to an extended 1-3-1 zone late in the second quarter. Zach Hicks hit an early 3, but the Tigers did not score again until a Vaccaro putback at the 1:42 mark to snap a 12-0 Prophets run. A non-call on a likely over-andback violation by the Prophets helped fuel their run. Grant Ames hit a three immediately and Chris Bauer converted a layup and 3-point play off a steal. Brandt took a timeout to discus the noncall with the officials. “It was definitely a big part of the game. It was part of that run in the third quarter,” Brandt said. “The official said he was blocked out and couldn’t see it. It’s unfortunate those things happened.” Vaccaro followed his basket and two free throws by Hicks with a three to make it 52-47 with 2:57 remaining. Vaccaro then took the Tigers on his back. He scored on a drive to cut the Prophets’ lead to 55-51 and after Hicks drew a charge, Vaccaro hooped again to make it 55-53.
Junior College Region 4 Men’s Tournament
IVCC 87, Wright College 71. IVCC: Johnson 21, Arteaga 20. • IVCC advances to play #1 seed Morton on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Cicero. The IVCC women (No. 5) will play No. 8 Black Hawk East at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 1A Girls Super-Sectionals At Bloomington
Monday: Annawan 71, Cissna Park 52. At DeKalb
Lanark Eastland 36, Hinckley-Big Rock 33. At Jacksonville
Carrollton 40, Astoria 38 At Salem
Mowequa Central A&M 67, Goreville 41 1A Girls State Tournament At Redbird Arena
Friday: Game 1 - Carrollton (24-6) vs. Mowequa Central A&M (27-6), 12:15 p.m. Game 2 - Annawan (28-4) vs. Lanark Eastland (28-6), 2 p.m. SATURDAY: Third place - Game 1 - losers 1-2, 12:15 p.m. Title - winners 1-2, 2 p.m. 2A girls Super-Sectionals At Decatur
Champaign St. Thomas More 74, Riverton 35
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Princeton’s Brenton Schmidt gets past Prophetstown’s Josh Sigel for a first-half shot Tuesday. Vaccaro missed on a drive to tie the game, leading to the Tigers fouling Josh Sigel. The Prophets’ 6-4 senior made both free throws, his only successful shots on the night, to push the Prophets’ lead to 57-53.
At River Forest
Elmhurst Immaculate Conception 40, South Holland Seton Academy 38 At Salem
Teutopolis 49, Breese Central 44 At Monmouth College
Prophetstown 58, El Paso-Gridley 48 2A Girls State Tournament At Redbird Arena
Friday: Game 1 - St. Thomas More (31-2) vs. Teutopolis (28-5), 6:30 p.m. Game 2 Elmhurst Immaculate Conception (25-6) vs. Prophetstown (30-2), 8;15 p.m. SATURDAY: Third place - losers 1-2, 6:30 p.m. Title - winners 1-2., 8:15 p.m. 3A girls sectionals At Chillicothe
Monday: Washington (24-3). Geneseo (17-13). Peoria Notre Dame 39, Mendota 37. THURSDAY: Title - Washington (25-3) vs. Peoria Notre Dame (15-13), 7 p.m. Mendota 13 4 6 14 - 37 Notre Dame 16 4 5 14 - 39 Mendota (25-4): Ab. Bromoschenkel 10, Devitt 9, Al. Bromoschenkel 9, Carroll 7, Stallings 2. 1A Boys Regionals At Ottawa Marquette (at Marseilles Grade School)
Monday: (4) St. Bede 48, (5) Midland 46 (OT)
Vaccaro hit a three to cut the Prophets’ lead to 57-56 and Brant quickly called for time. PHS fouled Ames with 2.8 remaining and his two free throws put the Prophets back up by three. Vaccaro was able to rush an off-balanced three-point attempt, at the buzzer, which ricocheted off the top of the backboard and rolled away from the basket. “I think we were down 10 with about four minutes to go and could have folded the tents. We battled and battled, made some plays, took a couple of charges, hit some shots down the stretch,” Brandt said. “Unfortunately, we ran out of time there at the end. Third quarter, outscored us 19-5. I think a huge difference in the game obviously. Proud of the effort the guys gave for sure.” Notes: The Prophets (15-13) advanced to face top-seeded Seneca (22-5) in Wednesday’s first regional semifinal. The nightcap matched No. 2 Hall (17-11) vs. No. 3 Bureau Valley (19-11). Those stories will run at www. bcrnews.com/sports and in Saturday’s print edition. ... Members of the Prophetstown girls basketball team, which will make its first appearance at state on Friday, were in attendance Tuesday, cheering for their boys. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com
Tuesday: (2) Henry-Senachwine 65, (7) Streator Woodland 44. (3) Ottawa Marquette 71, (6) DePue 67. Wednesday: Game 4 - (1) Putnam County (18-8) vs. (4) St. Bede (16-12), 6 p.m. Game 5 — (2) Henry-Senachwine (22-4) vs. (3) Ottawa Marquette (17-11), 8 p.m. Friday: Title — Winners 4-5, 7 p.m. DePue 18 15 8 26 — 67 Marquette 14 16 20 21 — 71 DEPUE (8-15): Raya 2-10 (0-1) 3-3 7, Lopez 8-16 (4-8) 5-9 25, Reyes 2-14 (1-11) 2-3 7, Helland 0-2 0-0 0, Zimmer 4-9 (1-1) 3-4 12, Guzman 4-14 (3-11) 2-3 13, Mendez 1-1 (1-1) 0-0 3, Moreno 0-0 0-1 0, Villagomez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-67 (10-33) 15-23 67. Fouls: 28 (Raya 5, Guzman 6), Rebounds: 31 (Zimmer 8).Turnovers: 14. MARQUETTE: Sypniewski 6-9 7-8 19, Killelea 5-8 (1-3) 1-2 12, McLean 0-4 0-0 0, Hettel 1-3 8-9 10, Verona 2-7 (0-2) 1-2 5, Lechtenberg 3-9 1-4 7, Garland 2-3 3-5 7, Nelson 4-4 0-4 8, Miller 0-0 2-2 2, Endres 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 23-47 (1-5) 24-38 71. Fouls: 15. Rebounds: 50 (Lechtenberg 13). Turnovers: 23. At Amboy
Monday: (4) Annawan 57, (5) LaMoille/ Ohio 34 Tuesday: (2) Paw Paw 62, (7) Amboy 46. (3) Ashton-Franklin Center 63, (6) Erie 41. Wednesday: Game 4 — (1) Indian Creek vs. (4) Annawan (15-13), 6 p.m. Game 5 - (3) (2) Paw Paw (21-5) vs. Ashton-Franklin Center (12-14), p.m.
Friday: Title — Winners 4-5, 7 p.m. LaMoille/Ohio 10 7 4 13 - 34 Annawan 15 18 15 11 - 57 L/O: Gross 4 (1) 0-0 9, DeLong 0 0-0 0, Powers 0 1-2 2, Lovgren 4 (1) 0-2 9, Becker 0 0-0 0, Mills 0 0-0 0, Stamberger 2 0-0 4, DeBruhl 2 0-0 4, Tudor 2 (1) 0-0 5, Stuepfert 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15 (3) 1-4 37. Fouls: 18. Annawan: Foster 4 4-6 12, Davis 1 1-2 3, Butler 4 3-3 11, Baele 1 0-0 2, Spivey 1 0-0 2, Smith 1 (1) 0-0 3, VanOpdorp 1 0-0 2, Croeagert 1 (1) 1-4 3, Landwehr 4 (1) 4-7 13, Morey 2 (2) 0-0 6. Totals: 19 (5) 14-26 57. Fouls: 7. 2A boys regionals At Princeton
Tuesday: (4) Prophetstown 59, (5) Princeton 56. Wednesday: Game 2 - (1) Seneca (22-4) vs. (4) Prophetstown (15-13. Game 3 - (2) Hall (16-11) vs. (3) Bureau Valley (19-11). Friday: Title - winners 2-3, 7 p.m. Princeton 12 18 5 21 - 56 Prophetstown 11 14 19 15 - 59 PHS (5-22): Duffin 8 (2) 0-1 18, Vaccaro 8 (4) 0-0 20, Schmidt 1 4-6 6, Andersen 0 0-0 0, Hicks 1 (1) 2-2 5, Duffy 1 (1) 0-0 3, Clark 1 2-2 4. Totals: 20 (8) 8-11 56. PROPHETSTOWN (15-13): Ames 4 (2) 5-8 15, Howard 7 (1) 8-10 23, Cady 0 0-0 0, Shirley 2 1-5 5, Bauer 3 3-8 9, Heflin 0 0-0 0, Gerlach 1 1-2 3, Sigel 1 2-2 4. Totals: 18 (3) 20-35 59. At Sherrard
MONDAY: (5) Mercer County 68, (4) Orion 66
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defense in a man-to-man the full game. I was worried they’d take it inside and they did, and that’s where they beat us ... They were a lot bigger than us. But I tell you, man, I’d take my kids over anybody’s. They were scrappy. “Maybe if a couple shots fall here or there, maybe it’s a one-point game or a lastsecond shot to win the game. But I love ‘em. They played so hard and I’m proud of them.” Jesse Lopez led DePue (8-15) with 25 points while Mike Guzman (13) and Austin Zimmer (12) combined for 25. At AMBOY Annawan 57, LaMoille/ Ohio 34: The Braves outscored the Lions 32-11 over the middle quarters to pull away to victory in regional opener Monday. Annawan received balanced scoring from Alex Landwehr (13), Ben Foster (12) and Marcellus Butler (11). Josh Gross and Anthony Lovgren scored 9 points each for the Lions. Annawan (15-13) advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals to face top-seeded Indian Creek. Visit www.bcrnews. com/sports for updates of Wednesday’s regional games.
Wednesday: Game 2 - (1) Rockridge (24-0) vs. (5) Mercer Count. Game 2 - (2) Kewanee (18-6) vs. Sherrard (9-14) Friday Title - winners 2-3, 7 p.m. At Morrison
MONDAY: (5) Savanna West Carroll 41, (4) Riverdale 40. Tuesday: (1) Newman 77, West Carroll 62. Wednesday: Game 3 - (2) Fulton (20-8) vs. (3) Morrison (13-15), 7 p.m. Friday: Title - (1) Newman (26-2) vs. winner 3, 7 p.m. At Fieldcrest
MONDAY: Peoria Christian 66, Tri-Valley 63 Fieldcrest 58, El Paso-Gridley 48 TUESDAY: (1) Peoria Christian 79, BCC 64. WEDNESDAY: Game 4 - (2) Eureka vs. Fieldcrest (17-11). Friday: Title - (1) Peoria Christian (17-12) vs. winner 4, 7 p.m. Boys regular season
Mendota 66, Rock Falls 64 (OT).
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Steven Lamis (left), a financial advisor for Edward Jones, has recently opened an office in Spring Valley at 206 E. St. Paul St. Brianna Manahan (right) is his branch office assistant. guide to financial matters. He also is planning a seminar in July on putting a retirement plan to work and in August during business owner appreciation month. Lamis plan on helping people save their money regardless of their goal, whether it be for college education for their children, saving for an emergency fund, or planning for retirement. “With my business owner background, I will focus on smaller com-
pany retirement plans whether they be 401K, 403B or 457 plans for those companies with 20 employees or less,” he said. “I can also help smaller size businesses that are sole proprietors. “All Edward Jones financial advisors help their clients choose stocks and bonds but not all focus on retirement plans for companies,” he added. Lamis is a member of the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce,
Peru Rotary Club and the Spring Valley Economic Development Board. “The biggest stumbling block to planning to save is to start,” he said. “People are afraid to ask.” Lamis is planning an open house at his office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. He can be reached at 815-664-2014 or by email at steve. email@example.com. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.
Property Transfers The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: Jan. 21, 2014 Dennis Schertz, Joseph Schertz, Olive Schertz Trust, Robert Schertz Trust and Judith Schulze Trust to James and Laura Albrecht Trust, trustees’ deed, part of Section 7 in Indiantown Township, $1,400,000. Mary and Vernon Sondgeroth to Gerard and Wendy Legner, joint tenancy deed, part of Section 24 in Ohio Township, $70,500. Gordon Shipp to Luke Davis and Timothy Goodrum, administrator’s deed, part of Section 21 in Wyanet Township, $24,500. Jan. 23, 2014 JP Morgan Chase Bank to Andrew Kunkel, warranty deed, Lots 1-2 in Block 4 in Seton Brother’s First Addition, Seatonville, $9,500. Jan. 24, 2014 Joseph Demito to Michael Jones, warranty deed, part of Section 18
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By Lyle Ganther SPRING VALLEY — Steven Lamis of Cherry has been wanting to open an Edward D. Jones office in Spring Valley for two years. That goal became a reality last November when he opened at 206 E. St. Paul St. in downtown Spring Valley. Lamis grew up in Waltham in LaSalle County and graduated from Ottawa High School. He later received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and worked in construction for many years before joining Edward D. Jones. “It was my intention when I started with Edward D. Jones two years ago to open this office,” he said. “I was working out of the Oglesby office until this happened.” Lamis said he will focus on being an information source for the community by hosting seminars about every 90 days. His first seminar is set for April 1 and will deal with a women’s
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in Leepertown Township, $270,000. Jan. 27, 2014 Troy Woodley to Laura and Ronald Dugo, joint tenancy deed, part of Block 3 in J.D. Mercer’s Addition, Princeton, $123,500. Sharon Spohn to Jaboa and Jay King, warranty deed, Lot 22 in Brewer’s Addition, Walnut, $70,000. Christopher Maynard to Jacob Gould, warranty deed, Lot 13 in Block 5 in Manlius, $36,000. Jan. 28, 2014 Kathleen and Steven Sondgeroth to Ryan Pelka, warranty deed, part of Section 2 in Westfield Township, $692,000. Richard Funfsinn to Kathleen and Steven Sondgeroth, executor deed, part of Section 12 in Westfield Township, $1,698,500. Jan. 29, 2014 Beneficial Financial Illinois Inc., Judicial Sales Corporation and Ronald Shemwell to FIK Investment Corp., judicial sales deed, all of Lot 11 and part of Lot 12 in Northwest Addition, Princeton, $38,000.
FIK Investment Corp. to Eliseo Garcia III, corporate deed, all of Lot 11 and part of Lot 12 in Northwest Addition, Princeton, $76,000. Jan. 30, 2014 Federal National Mortgage Association to Janelle McCarter, warranty deed, part of Section 9 in Princeton Township, $58,000. George and Jane Zibert to Fredrick Frazier, warranty deed, Lot 1 in Block 91 in O’Beirne’s Second Addition, Spring Valley, $85,000. Bank of New York and JP Morgan Chase Bank to Lauren and Ryan Widmer, warranty deed, all of Lot 4 and par of Lot 5 in Block 14 in North Addition, Princeton, $31,000. Evangelical Covenant Church to Judy and Rick Rediger, warranty deed, Lot 19 in Sunset Prairie Subdivision, Princeton, $5,000. Fannie Mae to Beverly Neff, warranty deed, all of Lot 7 and part of Lot 8 in Campbell’s Addition, Princeton, $23,500. Joni Hunt to Kristin and Rick McComber, warranty deed, Lot 16 in Deer Run South Section 1, Princ-
eton, $161,000. Jan. 31, 2014 Jason and Kathleen Sebby to Jacob and Sara Osborn, joint tenancy deed, Lot 15 in Second North Addition, Sheffield, $8,500. Kellie Kirkhove to Joshua Wilkerson, warranty deed, Lot 18 in Bass First Addition, Malden, $65,000. Feb. 3, 2014 Candelaria and Leobardo Escalante to David Schmidt, warranty deed, Lot 13 in Block 7 in Devlin’s First Addition, Spring Valley, $40,000. Feb. 6, 2014 Betty Andersen to Cobane Air Freight & Express Inc., warranty deed, part of Section 7 in Walnut Township, $70,000. Feb. 7, 2014 Kathy Schulte to Arther and Deborah Redhair, warranty deed, part of Section 9 in Walnut Township and part of Lot 4 in Second East Addition, Walnut, $35,000. Jeannie and Siegfried Veil to Ricky and Sue Maynard, warranty deed, part of Section 18 in Walnut Township, $140,000.
International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants will again serve up free short stacks of its buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, which will be Tuesday. More than $13 million has been raised in the United States in the last eight years for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities this year. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants in the United States, including, for the first time, Canada and Puerto Rico, will be participating in National Pancake Day, when millions of free pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In exchange for the free short stacks, customers are encouraged to leave a voluntary donation in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities. “Our guests, our franchisees, their team members, and all of us at IHOP look forward to National Pancake Day every year.
Knowing that every free stack of buttermilk pancakes has the potential to improve the lives of the children in their own community makes serving them and eating them even more enjoyable than usual,” said Julia Stewart, interim president, International House of Pancakes LLC and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity Inc. “I’m especially proud that what started as a grassroots effort in a few IHOP markets nine years ago has now grown into a significant and truly international event.” Beginning Feb. 1 through National Pancake Day on March 4, participating IHOP locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will also sell “Miracle Balloons” for $1 and $5 each to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Customers who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 off coupon that can be used during their next dining visit. For more information on National Pancake Day or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make a donation, please visit www. ihoppancakeday.com.
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Hometown Bank promotes Ksiazkiewicz LASALLE — Jim Riley, president and CEO of Hometown National Bank in LaSalle, announces that Lorna Ksiazkiewicz has been promoted to vice president. Her role includes providing consistent, distinctive service to the bank’s clients and promoting the Hometown National Bank brand. She has spent the past nine years providing clients with services and solutions that best fit their life’s banking needs. Lorna has been associated with Hometown National Bank for the past 30 years. “Lorna’s leadership and continued dedication to our clients’ needs
have helped make Hometown National Bank a highly-respected, distinctive bank that provides banking Ksiazkiewicz and financial services to fit each cycle of our client’s lives,” said Riley. “I look forward to serving our community in my new role. Our customers and my fellow employees make Hometown a great place to bank and work,” said Ksiazkiewicz. Ksiazkiewicz and her husband, Mark, live in Oglesby and are the parents of two grown children, Steven and Jenna.
Bianchi joins Hometown Bank LASALLE — Bradley W. Bianchi has recently joined the Hometown Bank as a commercial lender. Bianchi was previously employed for almost eight years by a large local community bank and brings a wealth of underwriting and credit skills. A graduate of LaSalle-Peru Township High School and St. Ambrose University, he is an active member in the Illinois Valley working with LaSalle-Peru Youth Football League and Peru Little League Baseball as an assistant coach. John McCormick, senior vice president at Hometown commented,
“We are very fortunate to have someone as talented as Bradley who possesses lifelong knowledge of the Illinois Valley and who is aligned with our core values focusing on distinctive customer service. I know Bradley is excited to work with Illinois Valley businesses and their leaders to help them become more successful. James C. Riley, president and CEO of Hometown, added, “With the hiring of Bradley we feel that we have added a lifelong resident interested in improving the communities we serve and encourage you to visit with Bradley to see how we can best serve you.”
Food service sanitation course planned MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered in Conference Room C at Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, on March 28 and March 29. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with a test at 4 p.m. March 29. This is a state approved, 15-hour course for the Illinois
Food Safety Certification. All food service facilities are required to have certified managers. If someone needs to just renew their current certification, they may attend one day of either session for the first five hours. For more information or to obtain registration forms, call David K Williams at 815-564-5603 or email him at email@example.com.
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BV FFA students drive tractors to school Bureau Valley FFA students drove their tractors to school on Feb. 21 to cap off this year’s FFA Week. Students who drove their tractors to school are Garret Dabler with a 1994 Case IH 7220, Hunter Schoff with a John Deere 8430, Chris Shynk with a 2006 John Deere 8420, Jay Edlefson with a John Deere 8330, Tyler Thompson with a John Deere 9520T, Tom Brummel with a John Deere 8650, Chase Gripp with a Caterpillar Challenger 855, Ryan Lootens with a John Deere 4840, Seth Cambron (rode with Nicole Bannick), Richard Lootens with a John Deere 4640, Nicole Bannick with a John Deere 4455, Lauren Peterson with a 1949 Minneapolis Moline Z and Katie and Lizzie Pleshko with a 2013 Case IH 235.
Birkey’s Farm Store celebrates anniversary HENRY — In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Birkey’s Farm Store Inc. is partnering with the River Bend Food Bank, Peoria Area Food Bank
and five other food banks to raise $100,000 for hunger relief. The public is invited to an open house from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 1350
Western Ave., Henry. Food bank representatives will be on hand to talk with guests and collect donations. A fully restored 1954 Farmall Super MTA
tractor, to be given away at the end of the Hunger Drive, will be on display. Every $10 donated earns guests a ticket for a chance to win the tractor.
IVCC offers general industry class OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will host a 10-hour General Industry class from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednes-
day. Participants will learn the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and new and updated regulations. Topics include the inspection and
citation process, working and walking surfaces, emergency plans and exit routes, material safety data sheets and labeling, electrical safety, machine guarding, and record keep-
ing. The course can be customized to meet participants’ needs. OSHA’s 10 Hour General Industry card will be earned upon completion. Cost is $269. To register, call (815) 224-0427.
Property Transfers The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: Feb. 10, 2014 Mary and Rick Cernovich to David and Tara Bohm, joint tenancy deed, all of Lot 3 and part of Lot 4 in Block 42 in Second South Addition, Sheffield, $175,000. CR Capital Group LLC to Kimberly and Robert Moore, warranty deed, part of Lot 7 in McIntire’s Addition, Neponset, $15,000. John Hecker to Mary Macrae, warranty deed, part of Sections 2 and 10 in Princeton Township, $208,500. Feb. 11, 2014 Sharon and William Swanson to Diana and Scott Piper, warranty deed, Lot 29 in Steven’s Subdivision, Princeton, $79,000. Feb. 13, 2014 Lillian Johnson to Marguerite Earley, Diana Jensen and Lillian Johnson, deed in trust, part of Sections 14-15 in Berlin Township, $115,500. Shirley and Thomas Richards Sr. to Dennis,
Michael and Suzanne Denton, doing business as Denton Farms, warranty deed, part of Section 31 in Berlin Township, $1,000,300. Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC to Jo and Susan Thompson, warranty deed, part of Lot 7 in Fairview Subdivision, Princeton, $44,500. James Rapp to Jo and Susan Thompson, warranty deed, part of Sections 9
and 15 in Princeton Township, $80,000. Feb. 14, 2014 Eureka Savings Bank to Mark and Sharon Schallhorn, corporate deed, Lot 103 in LaMoille, $40,000. Alan Bosnich, Paul Bosnich II and Mitchell Bosnich Jr. to Ricardo Salas and Tanya Thompson, warranty deed, Lot 85 in DePue, $20,000. Maryann and Wilburn Brookman to Arthur and
Diane Oldham, warranty deed, part of Sections 21 and 28 in Fairfield Township, $3,593,500. United Community Bank to Richard Widmer, warranty deed, all of Lot 175 and part of Lot 176 in Elston’s Addition, Princeton, $48,000. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Jared and Taylor Paull, warranty deed, all of Lot 6 and parts of Lots 3 and 7 in Tiskilwa, $53,000.
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LegalNotices CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) RICHARD J. ) TONOZZI ) Deceased ) No. 14-P-12 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Richard J. Tonozzi. Letters of Office were issued on February 21, 2014, to Kim E. Campbell, 2142 E. 879th Road, Tonica, IL 61370 as Executor, whose attorney is John Balestri, 149 Gooding Street, LaSalle, Illinois. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the clerk of court, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of the issuance of letters and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 21st day of February, 2014. Attorney John Balestri Attorney for Estate 149 Gooding Street LaSalle, IL 61301 815-223-6600 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 27, Mar. 6 and 13, 2014. CITY OF PRINCETON INvITATION FOR BID The City of Princeton Electric Department is accepting bids for Fuel tank and accessories. Specifications are available beginning Wednesday, February 26th 2014 at the City Clerk’s office at 2 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois. Bids must be returned to the City Clerk’s office in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Fuel Storage Tank” and “Fuel Storage Tank Accessories” on the outside, no later than Thursday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened at City Hall Thursday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m.
Bids will be reviewed and a decision made by The Princeton City Council on Monday, March 17th 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The City of Princeton reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 25, 27, Mar. 1, 4, 6 and 8, 2014. CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE of ) MARTHANNE E. ) MORTON, ) DECEASED ) NO. 14-P-8 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of MARTHANNE E. MORTON. Letters of office were issued to Dane L. Morton, whose address is 2091 Ascot Drive, Unit 127, Moraga, CA 94556, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys of record are May, May, Angel & Harris, 708 S. Pleasant Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois, or with the representative, or both, on or before the 28th day of August, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 18-3 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/18-3), 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 by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. /s/Dane L. Morton, Independent Administrator of the Estate of Marthanne E. Morton, deceased BY: /s/James R. Angel May, May, Angel & Harris 708 S. Pleasant Street Princeton, IL 61356 Phone: 815-875-3808 Fax: 815-872-0199 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 27, Mar. 6 and 13, 2014.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS NORTHWEST BANK & TRUST COMPANY, ) PLAINTIFF, ) VS. ) PATRICK A. STILLWELL AND JOAN C. ) STILLWELL, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND ) NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS ) DEFENDANT. ) NO. 14-CH-13 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION – NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE (735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/2-207, 5/2-413,
5-15-1501(C), 5/15-1502 AND 5/15-1503) The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants in the above captioned action, pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/2-207, 5/15-1502 and 5/15-1503, that the above captioned action has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Bureau County, Illinois, seeking to foreclose mortgage covering the following described real estate situated in Bueau County, Illinois, to wit: 1. Legal description: Lots Number 5 and 6 in the subdivision of that part of Lot Number 7, lying West and South of the Princeton and New Bedford Road in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 32, in Township 18 North, Range 7 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian as shown by the plat of said subdivision recorded in the Recorder’s office of Bureau County, Illinois, in Plat Book “C” at Page 107, all lying and being situated in the County of Bureau, in the State of Illinois. (Parcel A) Lot Seven in the subdivision of that part of Lot Seven lying West of the Princeton and New Bedford Road, in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 32, as shown by the plat of subdivision as recorded in the Recorder’s office of Bureau County, Illinois in Plat Book C, on page 107, all in Township 18 North, Range 7 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, all lying and being situated in the County of Bureau, in the State of Illinois. (Parcel B) 2 . Common address or location of the mortgaged premises: 109 New Elite Street, New Bedford, Illinois 61346. and for such other relief. Summons were duly issued by the Court as provided by law and this action is now pending. Unless you file your answer to the Complaint in this action or otherwise make your appearance in the Circuit Court of Bureau County, Illinois on or before April 21, 2014, default may be entered against you. 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. 2. The Court in which the action was brought is identified above. 3. The names of the titleholders of record are: Patrick A. Stillwell and Joan C. Stillwell. 4. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 109 New Elite Street, New Bedford, Illinois 61346. 5. Identification of the mortgages sought to be foreclosed are as follows: a. Name of Mortgagor: Patrick A. Stillwell and Joan C. Stillwell. b. Name of Mortgagee: Northwest Bank & Trust Company. c. Date of the Mortgage: October 25, 2005. d. Date of Recording: December 7, 2005. e. County where recorded: Bureau County, Illinois. f. Recording Document Identification: Record Book 1232, page 67 as Document No. 057088. Dated: February 10, 2014. /s/ Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court Attorney for Plaintiff Eric J. Long STANLEY, LANDE & HUNTER A Professional Corporation Suite 1000 201 West 2nd Street Davenport, Iowa 52801 Telephone: 563.324.1000 Facsimile: 563.326.6266 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 20, 27 and Mar. 6, 2014. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association ) PLAINTIFF ) Vs. ) Kathy Chiado; Thomas E. Chiado; ) Chase Bank USA, ) DEFENDANTS ) 13 CH 00097
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Thomas E. Chiado 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: LOT 9, EXCEPTING THEREFROM 15 FEET OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID LOT, AND ALL OF LOTS 10, 11 AND 12 IN BLOCK 2 IN THE VILLAGE OF VAN ORIN, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 27863 2605 E. Street Van Orin, IL 61374 and which said Mortgage was made by: Kathy Chiado Thomas E. Chiado the Mortgagor(s), to Chase Bank USA, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Bureau County, Illinois, as Document No. 2007R04859; 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 March 31, 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. 14-13-25068 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I592219 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 27, Mar. 6 and 13, 2014. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The Bureau Fire Protection District will receive sealed bids for the construction of a pre-engineered post frame steel building to be constructed at 123 South Miller St. Bureau Illinois 61315. The work will be bid and awarded in multiple contracts: CONTRACT A: Building, 3 bay (54’x80’x16’-6”eave) CONTRACT B: Plumbing and Heating CONTRACT C: Concrete CONTRACT D: Installation of Concrete CONTRACT E: Over Head Doors and Openers CONTRACT F: Electrical Proposals will be received by mail and post marked on or before April 4th, 2014 (Mail proposals to Bureau Fire Protection District attention Chief Timothy Shipp P.O. Box 128 Bureau Illinois, 61315). Contract documents can be obtained by calling Chief Timothy Shipp at (815) 866-3179. Bids will be opened and read aloud at the regular meeting of the Bureau Fire Protection District board of trustees at 7:00 p.m. April 7th, 2014. Bids will be reviewed for one week and awarded or rejected at a special board meeting at 7:00 p.m. April 14th, 2014 at 123 South Miller St., Bureau, Illinois 61315. All proposals shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked (Proposal for Fire Station Construction). Bidders are advised that all work in these proposals is subject to Prevailing Wage Requirements and The Fair Labor Standards Act, all National, State and local Building codes. The Bureau Fire Protection District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and waive technicalities in bidding. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for sixty (60) days. The successful bidder of the Building shall provide a performance and payment bond in100% of the amount of contract. Completion date for the Building Project:
November 7, 2014. By order of Chief Timothy Shipp Bureau Fire Protection District Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 27, and Mar. 11, 2014. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS PINTA, LLC FOR THE BENEFIT OF ) WACHOVIA CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC, ) PLAINTIFF ) vs. ) ANTHONY N. SMITH; MARY ANN SMITH; ) BENEFICIAL ILLINOIS, INC. D/B/A ) BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO. OF ILLINOIS;) DEFENDANTS ) 13CH 54 Address: 2600 East St. Van Orin, Illinois 61374 Judge Marc Bernabei NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 19, 2013, I, Sheriff of Bureau County, Illinois, will on March 20, 2014 at the hour of 11:00 a.m. at the Bureau County Courthouse , 700 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Bureau, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 11 IN BLOCK 1 IN THE VILLAGE OF VAN ORIN, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 2600 East St., Van Orin, Illinois 61374 P.I.N.: 05-16-151-004 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $100,366.24 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “as is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 3791. Sheriff of Bureau County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3791 I591999 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 27, Mar. 6 and 13, 2014.
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Bodamer retires from U.S. Postal Service after 35 years Name: Jody Bodamer Company: U.S. Postal Service. Numbers of years of service: 35. List the positions and responsibilities you’ve held: Sales and service associate (window clerk), mark-up clerk, distribution clerk, trainer for window clerks, supervisor substitute for Princeton and Mendota, interim postmaster in Wyanet. What changes have you seen throughout your time in this company: Computers and machines have made major changes, especially in reduction of
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Meeting Calendar March 3 Princeton City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers Princeton Park District Board, 4:30 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center Sheffield Village Board, 7 p.m., Sheffield Community Center Spring Valley City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers Walnut Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall
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Auction Calendar March 7 – Renini Residuary trust, farmland, 10 a.m., sale held at 107 N. Chicago St., (Magnolia Fire Station), Magnolia, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. March 8 – Father Ed Harkrader, Less Schoff estate and others, furniture, weightlifting equipment, collector plates, antiques, collectibles and household, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Center), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. March 15 – Bob Shipp and Partner, commercial real estate, 10 a.m., 25 E. Peru St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. March 28 – Cooper Farms, c/o Paul Perona et al, land, 1 p.m., sale held at 1336 N. Euclid (Moose Lodge Family Center), Princeton, Timothy A. Harris, CAPS, auctioneers. March 29 – Renee Comfort/Bettasso Condos, 10 a.m., 777 S. Main St., Princeton, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers.
Seeking Sources Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation ... They are all on the horizon. We know you’ll be preparing a variety of homemade dishes for these fun-filled events. The Bureau County Republican would like you to share your recipes, and recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at judyd2313@frontier. com. You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at email@example.com. Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. •••
Hacking and ID theft: Are you next? Seven tips for protecting your identity and money At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the coming months due to more breaches of security at other stores is anyone’s guess, says identity theft recovery expert Scott A. Merritt. “By necessity, I became an expert on identity theft. My information was stolen in 2006, and in repairing the damage, I learned some not-so-obvious ways we can all protect against identity theft in the first place,” says Merritt, CEO of Merritt & Associates and author of “Identity Theft Do’s and Don’ts.” Merritt’s problems began quickly. While disputing financial charges and dealing with resulting business problems, in 2007 he was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested on a false outstanding felony warrant. He immediately knew why. “I had to enlist my U.S. congressman and convince the state police, NCIC, FBI and Secret Service that I didn’t commit the felonies. For a few years, I had to prove that the prints did not match the false record in question. After legal action, however, I was able to have this corrected.” Unfortunately, the millions affected by the recent hacks may be dealing with similar repercussions in the years ahead, he says. Before you become a victim of identity theft, Merritt offers seven ways to guard against it. • Understand how and where it happens. Identity theft is like being robbed when you are away from home; most thefts occur in places where you do business every day. Either a place of business is robbed, a bad employee acts improperly or a hacker breaches the office through the computer. • Secure your wallet’s information. Photocopy everything in your wallet: Photos, credit cards (front and back), membership cards – everything. Put the copies
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Five easy ways to inspire your child to read March 3 is Read Across America Day PERU – In March, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Learning located in Peru, will join the nation’s parents, children and educators to observe the largest annual celebration of reading In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the National Educational Association (NEA) hosts Read Across America Day (http://www.nea. org/grants/886.htm) on March 3. The annual observance serves as a yearly opportunity for families to put reading front and center in a child’s life. It’s a day when parents can help children discover how reading can transport them to places of fun, adventure and learning just as surely as TV,
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UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge will host Mark Lorden from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Lorden will perform acoustic rock music. There will be food and drink available.
Sausage for sale ARLINGTON — Members of St. Patrick Church in Arlington will be making sausage Saturday, March 1. To place an order, call Lauren Koch at 815-6382224 or Ann Hunter at 815-638-2691 by Friday, Feb. 28. Sausage will be available for pick up from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 2. Preparations are being made for St. Patrick’s annual pancake and sausage breakfast on March 16.
IVCC Irish Night SENICA — IVCC’s Irish Night will be Saturday, March 1, at Senica’s Oak Ridge, featuring Chicago’s Larkin & Moran Brothers band. Doors will open at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the band from 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes an Irish buffet of corned beef and cabbage and another entrée. The event is sponsored by Hometown National Bank in LaSalle. The 10th annual event also features raffles and auctions. For more information, call 815224-0551.
Flying fish program UTICA — Brennan Caputo, the natural resources coordinator for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will discuss the invasive Asian Carp and their distinguishing characteristics. Caputo will discuss why they fish are such a problem and what the IDNR is doing to control the movement and population of the Asian Carp. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Starved Rock Visitor Center and is free to the public. For more information, call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815-667-4726.
Fundraiser LADD — The Ohio Public Library will sponsor a fundraiser at Rip’s in Ladd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 2. There will be a 50/50 drawing and raffle. Tickets are $7 each and
may be purchased at the library or from any library trustee.
Bingo PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815-879-5261. The public is invited to attend.
Jewelry and accessory sale SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a jewelry and accessories sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 3, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the lower lobby of the hospital. A large selection of watches, rings, chains, earrings, bracelets, wallets, key chains, charms and more will be displayed and sold by Masquerade. All items are $5. Major credit cards will be accepted. For more information, contact the volunteer services office at 815664-1130 or 815-2235346, ext. 130.
Pheasants Forever annual banquet PRINCETON — The Bureau County Pheasants Forever annual banquet will be Thursday, March 6, at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be at 6 p.m., and the auction and raffles will be at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call Eric Paull at 815646-4844.
Fish fry OHIO — The Ohio Booster Club fish fry will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7. Serving will be at Ohio Schools and Pipe’s Pub on Main Street. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (60 plus) and students 12 and under. Delivery will be available in Ohio. For carryouts, call 815-376-4414 or 815-376-2934.
Drawdown and dance PRINCETON — The Princeton Lions Club will hold its annual drawdown and dance Saturday, March 8, at the Princeton Elks
Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the draw down starts at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Rodeo Drive featuring Tommy Rose. There will be opportunities for door prizes, silent auctions, 50-50 raffles and tip boards. The cost is $35 per couple and includes dinner for two. Only 200 tickets are available. Tickets may be purchased at the Princeton Elks Lodge, Cannon Cleaners or from any Princeton Lions Club Member. All proceeds go to the Princeton Lions Club projects. For more information, call Don Smith at 815-875-3475.
Vendor fair PERU — The Peru Eagles Club will hold its fifth annual vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Eagles Club, 830 Harrison St., Peru. There are 41 vendor, a complete list is available at the Peru Eagles website. A 50/50 will be available. For more information, contact Betty at 815-6664-2126.
Starved Rock winter UTICA — Local author and Starved Rock Foundation Historian Mark Walczynski will examine the list at Fort St. Louis, relations with regional Indian tribes and events that occurred in the Starved Rock area during the winter of 1687-88. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Starved Rock Visitor Center and is free to the public. For more information, call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 845-667-4726.
Trivia night MENDOTA — The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living
will hold a trivia night Saturday, March 15 at the Mendota Civic Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for food service and a cash bar. Trivia begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Cash prizes will be awarded. For more information or to order tickets, call IVCIL at 815-224-3126.
Amazing animals UTICA — Wildlife Prairie Park presents amazing animals. Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with native critters and many more. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Starved Rock Visitor Center and is free to the public. For more information, call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815667-4726.
Feb. 27 • Jeremy Monier • Cody Nelson • Ashley DePauw • Beth Gingerich Feb. 28 • Pat Eiten • Pat Glennon • Diane Carver • Jean Zigler • Ron Washburn • Frank Wolsfeld • Savanah Jensen • Jackson Bird Feb. 29 • Carol Kuhnert • Dawn Dabler • Ruth Sommerville • Trevor Urbanski March 1 • Zackary Bird • Barb Kromphardt • Cale Ledergerber March 2 • Liz Baptist • Shawn Lewis
Morrison — James and Erin (Austin) Morrison of Knoxville, Tenn., daughter, Jan. 29. Ohlson — David and Emalie (Cotter) Ohlson of Princeton, daughter, Feb. 14.
Bingo PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 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 815-879-5261. The pubic is invited to attend.
Death Notices Autrey — Harold Lyle Autrey, 87, of Clare, Mich., formerly of Princeton, Feb. 17. Cogdal — Gladys C. Cogdal, 90, of Arlington, Feb. 21. House — Agnes S. House, 93, of Princeton, formerly of Tiskilwa, Feb. 3. Liebe — Rosemary J. Liebe, 87, formerly of Ladd, Feb. 19. Stabler — Gary G. Stabler, 62, of Neponset, Feb. 17. Steenrod — Ruth I. Steenrod, formerly of Bureau, Feb. 9. Thrasher — William D. Thrasher, 78, of Harmon, Feb. 16. Terando — Joseph J. Terando, 82, of rural Spring Valley, Feb. 21.
PRINCETON — A bluegrass, gospel and country music jam will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 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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1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) milk chocolate chips 1 cup quick or old fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins (optional) Preheat oven to 375°. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture and milk. Stir in chocolate chips, oats and raisins, if you use. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are crisp but center are still soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
1 tablespoon grated orange peel 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 1 cup buttermilk 3 large eggs, divided 1 teaspoon orange extract 1 tablespoon milk Icing 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon grated orange peel 1 teaspoon orange extract Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease baking sheets. Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add morsels, raisins and orange peel; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine buttermilk, 2 eggs and orange extract in small bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until a sticky dough is formed. Do not over mix. Drop by level 1/4 cup measure onto prepared baking sheets. Combine remaining egg and milk in small bowl. Brush egg mixture over top of dough. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For best results, bake one baking sheet at a time. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Drizzle scones with icing. Serve warm. For icing: Combine powdered sugar, orange juice, grated orange peel and orange extract in medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
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3 cups all-purpose baking mix 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon grated orange peel 2 cups white chips divided 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 375°. Grease or paper line 18 muffin cups. Combine baking mix, flour and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs, yogurt, orange juice and orange peel, stir just until blended. Stir in 1 1/3 cups of white chips. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle with nuts. Microwave remaining morsels in small heavy duty resalable plastic food storage bag. On medium high power for 1 minute, knead bag. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag, squeeze to drizzle over muffins. Serve warm.
2 large eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup chopped nuts 1 unbaked 9-inch (4 cup volume) deep dish pie shell Sweetened whipped cream or ice cream Preheat oven to 325°. Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy. Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spoon into pie shell. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between outside edge and center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
Chocolate chips comprise some of my favorite recipes. You can’t go wrong with those wonderful chocolate morsels. They make everything taste good.
Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Heavenly Orange Chip Scones 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (6 ounces) semi sweet chocolate mini chips 1 cup golden raisins
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Island Cookies 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) milk chocolate chips 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted 1 cup chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 375°. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, coconut and nuts. Drop by slightly rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. You can substitute any of the other morsels, butterscotch, white morsel or semi-sweet morsels for the milk chocolate chips.
Double Chocolate Dream Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda cups (12-ounce package) semi-sweet 1/2 teaspoon salt chocolate chips, divided 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, 1/2 cups all-purpose flour softened 1/2 teaspoons baking powder cup granulated sugar tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract large eggs cups miniature marshmallows
Rocky Road Bars
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 13-by9-inch baking pan. Microwave 1 cup morsels in medium, uncovered, microwavesafe bowl on high power for 1 minute. Stir. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool to room temperature. Combine flour and baking powder in small bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until crumbly. Beat in eggs. Add melted chocolate, beat until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Spread batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Remove from oven, sprinkle immediately with marshmallows, nuts and remaining morsels. Return to oven for 2 minutes or just until marshmallows begin to melt. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into bars with knife. Serve warm.
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1 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 375°. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are puffed. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Chocolate Crumb Bars 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups (12-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13-by9-inch baking pan. Beat butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in flour, sugar and salt until crumbly. With floured fingers, press 2 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan, reserve remaining mixture. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until edges are golden brown. Combine 1 cup morsels and sweetened condensed milk in small heavy duty saucepan. Warm over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread over hot crust. Stir nuts and remaining morsels into reserved crumb mixture, sprinkle over chocolate filling. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 2 1/2 dozen bars. If you have any recipes you would like to share with our other readers, you can send them to my email at judyd2313@ frontier.com or send a note to my attention to the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. Happy baking!
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Shelter Insurance offers scholarship MANLIUS — Shelter Insurance agent Rita Frank, along with the Shelter Insurance Foundation, will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of Bureau Valley High School this spring. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholas-
tic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The name of the recipient will be announced at the close of the school year.
The student may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. The Foundation makes payment directly to the school. Applications and addi-
tional information about the scholarship will be available in early March and should be completed and returned to the school official serving on the selection committee by March 31. For more information, interested seniors should contact their high school counselor or principal or Shelter Insurance Agent Rita J. Frank.
Ladd, IMUA scholarship opportunity LADD — The village of Ladd, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, is offering a scholarship competition for eligible high school seniors. Each eligible applicant will sub-
mit an application and a 500 words or less essay addressing their choice of one of four utilityrelated questions. Applicants must be high school seniors who’s parents or legal guardians are resi-
dential customers of the village of Ladd Municipal utility. The deadline is March 7. A committee of municipal utility officials will select a total of four finalists. Each finalist will receive a certifi-
cate and $500 scholarship award. Winners will be announced sometime in April. Application forms are available in the village clerk’s office. For more information, contact the IMUA at 217-789-4632.
Sheriff’s scholarship available Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson has announced the Illinois Sheriff’s Association will award more than $53,000 in college scholarships through the state of Illinois to students wishing to pursue a high education during the 2014-15 academic year.
The ISA scholarships are to applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state of Illinois. Thompson will award one $500 scholarship to a student resident of Bureau County.
Applicants must be permanent residents of Illinois, scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the state of Illinois and students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2014-15 school year. Applications are avail-
able at the sheriff’s office, 700 S. Main St., Princeton or at www. ilsheriff.org. Interested students must complete the application in full, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office within their county of residence by March 15.
PMH Auxiliary offers scholarship PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for their 2014 health career scholarship awards. Scholarship applications may be obtained from the guidance office
of an high school in Bureau County, Illinois Valley Community College or Sauk Valley Community College. They may also be obtained from the hospital marketing department, gift shop or online at www.
perrymemorial.org. The applicant must be from Bureau Count and must be accepted at an accredited school in which they are pursuing a health career. The deadline for the applications is May 1.
The scholarship will be awarded at the Auxiliary’s annual dinner meeting in June. For more information, call the Perry Memorial Hospital marketing department at 815-8764481.
Tri-County Opportunities Council offers scholarships ROCK FALLS — The Tri-County Opportunities Council will offer at least 12 scholarships to income eligible students residing in the Tri-County Opportunities Council service area. The scholarships are each worth up to $1,250 and have been made available by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Econom-
ic opportunity through its Community Services Block Grant. Preference for the scholarships will be given to students wishing to pursue high demand careers or other growth occupations. Applicants of racial or ethnic minorities as well as previous scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply.
To be eligible for a scholarships, a student must meet the following criteria: the applicant must be a member of an income eligible family; they must be planning to attend an accredited Illinois post-secondary educational institution during the fall of 2014; and they must be a resident of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle,
Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark or Whiteside counties. The deadline for applying is April 18. For more information or to obtain an application form, visit the TriCounty Opportunities Council at 405 Emmons Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071 or online at www. tcochelps.com.
IVCH prepares for celebration PERU — As part of its year-long observance on the 100th anniversary of the opening of the People’s Hospital, Illinois Valley Community Hospital is looking for photos, documents or other memorabilia from the early years of People’s and St. Mary’s Hospital or either of the schools of nursing the hospitals at one time supported. People’s Hospital opened in 1914 on the site in Peru
where IVCH now stands. The hospital merged with St. Mary’s Hospital in LaSalle in 1976 to form IVCH. The St. Mary’s building was eventually closed, and all services were moved to Peru in 1979. St. Mary’s Hospital opened in 1887. “We’re celebrating the fact that there has been a hospital caring for patients at this location for 100 years,” said Gene Vogelgesang, IVCH public relations
director. “We’re planning an open house for Sunday, May 4, and would like to display as many photos and other items from the history of People’s and St. Mary’s Hospitals as possible,” said Vogelgesang. “Any photos or memorabilia that people can loan to us would be appreciated.” For more information, contact Vogelgesang at 815-780-3521 or gene. email@example.com. Pho-
tos can be sent to the IVCH Public Relations office, 925 West St., Peru, IL 61354.
Library Corner PRINCETON — Tuesday, March 4, the preschool story time and craft will be at 10:30 a.m. The topic will revolve around cats. Thursday, March 6, Wild With Words will be led by Martha Brunell at 6:30 p.m. This program is new at the Princeton Public Library and will focus on writing practice to tap the creativity that lies within. This is a practice of process rather than product, and is appropriate for those who never write and those who write all the time. The program will explore and play with words, and help writers to find the sound of their writing voice. This is an accessible, inexpensive and fun process for a wide range of people. Registration is required. To register, call 815875-1331 or stop by the circulation desk at the library. Just a reminder: Friday, March, 7 is the deadline for art submissions for the upcoming Connecting Threads art show. 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. OHIO — Sunday, March 2, the Ohio Public Library’s annual fundraiser will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rip’s in Ladd. Tickets are $7 and available at the library or from any library
board member. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle. 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 to 5 years old 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.
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Sports 2014 BVEC girls basketball
BVEC runners-up Bureau Valley North finished second in the BVEC tournament. Team members are (front row) Brenda Monier, Montana VonHolten, Taylor Butler, Allison DeBrock and Nataleigh Nugent; and (back row) assistant coach Jeff Monier, Courtney Hoagland, Rhiannon Staker, Ellen Johnson, Christen Hurley, Katie Bannick, Emily Fordham and head coach Andrew Blackert.
BVEC champs Bureau Valley South captured the BVEC tournament, defeating BV North 38-22. Team members above are Haley Weidner (from left), Cassidy Olds, Caitlyn Starr, Nicole Wirth, Addison Moreland, Katelyn Splitt, Saige Barnett, Sophia Myong and Alyssa Newsom. Missing from photo was Caile Mathas. The Storm are shown at right with coaches Pat Corwin, Dan Gustafson and Mandy Crawford and their support staff. BCR photos/ Andrew Fisher
BVEC girls basketball tournament scoreboard At Neponset/Kewanee (8) DePue 22, (9) Neponset 14. (1) BV South 46, (8) DePue 13. (4) Bradford 47, (5) Ladd 27. (6) Ohio 44, (3) Malden 35. (2) BVN 58, (7) LaMoille 28. (1) BV South 42, (4) Bradford 11. BVS: A. Moreland 14, S. Barnett 7, H. Weidner 7, C. Olds 6, K. Splitt 4. Bradford: E. Slichenmeyer 9, Johnston 2. (2) BV North 38, (6) Ohio 25. Third place: (6) Ohio 30, (4) Bradford 25. Ohio: L. Loftus 26. Bradford: E. Slichenmeyer 10. Championship: (1) BV South 38, (2) BV North 22. BVS: S. Barnett 17, A. Moreland 8, C. Olds 4, N. Wirth 6, H. Weidner 3. BVN: C. Hurley 7, N. Nugent 4, E. Johnson 4, E. Fordham 4, C. Hoagland 2, M. Von Holten 1.
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Ohio Lady Dogs take third The Ohio Lady Dogs took third place in the BVEC tournament, defeating Bradford 30-25. Team members are (front row) Starla Leslie, Lexie Loftus, Cheyenne Hansen, Maddi Deery and manager Brock Loftus; and (back row) Lauren Ward, Madison Funderberg, coach Greg Albrecht, Jackie Reuter, Saylor Jilderda, Meghan Davis, Abby Rakowski and Reece Jilderda, Haylee Zembrozuski and assistant coach Jordan Olson.
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Senior Spotlight Kaylee Golden Name: Kaylee Golden. Nickname: Kales, Golden. School: Hall High School. Date/place of birth: Oct. 28, 1995, St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley. Hometown: Hollowayville. Family: Parents, Tina and Vern; Sisters, Becky and Gina; brother, Erik. Sports: Cheerleading, basketball, track, softball, volleyball. Favorite sport and why: Basketball, because I have been playing it for years. Likes: Fishing, watching movies, listening to music, reading. Dislikes: Screamo Music, spiders, snakes, and math. Favorite food and where to get it: Cookie Dough Brownies made by Wendy Edington. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career: Jim Faletti and Kellie Brandt. They coached me when I was young and taught me many things I’ve kept with me to this day. Person with the greatest influence in my life: My mom, because she always has a smile on her face and can always make me laugh. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: My dog, Deuce! Last song I listened to: Soul to Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers. People would be surprised to know: I am an aunt to three. I stay home to watch: Dexter and The Office.
When I need luck for a big game, I: listen to “Piano Man” by Billy Joel. The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Tim Perez, because we have the same sense of humor and he just does some funny stuff. What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Wait? Who is that? Did she even go here? Most embarrassing moment: I sprained by wrist playing powder puff football. Most unforgettable moment: When I was on the varsity basketball team as a sophomore and winning regionals. Ultimate sports fantasy: I LOVE the Olympics, so my unrealistic dream would be to be in the Olympics. What I would like to do in life: Occupational therapist. Three words that best describe myself: Sarcastic, stubborn, awkward.
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Kalyee Golden says she loves the Olympics, “so my unrealistic dream would be to be in the Olympics.”
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Auction Location: Princeton Moose Family Center 1336 N. Euclid, Princeton, IL Property Location: From Route 26 turn east on 1700 North Road (Backbone Rd.) to Euclid Ave., south and property is on the east side. The property is located within the city limits of Princeton, IL. Property Description: Tax Parcel: 16-09-201-008, total taxes paid 2012 in 2013 were $595.08. Current real estate taxes per parcel to be determined. Zoning: M-1 Light Manufacturing; current use is farmland. Tract 1: W 1/2 of Lots 10, 11 & 12 in the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 & the N 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec. 9, T16N, R9E, city of Princeton, Bureau Co., IL, exc. therefrom the S 20 ft. off of the W 211.2 feet of said Lot 10; together with an easement for the purposes of ingress and egress and parking across and upon the S 20 feet of the W 211.2 feet of said Lot 10, Bureau Co., IL; containing 6.90+/- acres. Tract 2: E 1/2 of Lots 10, 11 and 12 in the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and the N 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec. 9, T16N, R9E, Bureau Co., IL; containing 6.90+/- total acres Tenancy: Open tenancy for 2014 Auction Terms & Conditions: • These two tracts will be sold separately and on a per surveyed acre basis. • Ten (10) percent earnest money deposit of contract selling price is required on auction day at time of signing the purchase agreement. Remaining due upon closing. Closing to occur on or before May 1, 2014. • Property is being sold on an “as is/where is” basis. • Bidder(s) should arrange financing and perform due diligence prior to the auction. • Bidder(s) assume(s) all responsibility for obtaining any financing for the purchase of property and neither Owner/Seller nor Broker/Auction Company assumes any responsibility for Buyer’s inability to obtain financing. Seller will provide a survey on the day of the auction. • Seller will provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price of the subject property at closing. • Any announcements made the day of the auction take precedence over any previously advertised terms and/or conditions. Seller: Cooper Farms c/o Paul Perona, etal Seller Atty: James Anthony Andreoni, Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, LLC
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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 www.rickrediger.com
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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 www.rickrediger.com 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
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In the Classified • Call 815-875-4461 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS PINTA, LLC FOR THE BENEFIT OF ) WACHOVIA CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC, ) PLAINTIFF ) vs. ) ANTHONY N. SMITH; MARY ANN SMITH; ) BENEFICIAL ILLINOIS, INC. D/B/A ) BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO. OF ILLINOIS; ) DEFENDANTS ) 13CH 54 Address: 2600 East St. Van Orin, Illinois 61374 Judge Marc Bernabei NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 19, 2013, I, Sheriff of Bureau County, Illinois, will on March 20, 2014 at the hour of 11:00 a.m. at the Bureau County Courthouse , 700 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Bureau, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 2600 East St., Van Orin, Illinois 61374 P.I.N.: 05-16-151-004 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $100,366.24 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “as is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 3791. Sheriff of Bureau County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3791 I591999 Published in the Bureau County Republican Feb. 27, Mar. 6 and 13, 2014.
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