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Moffitt, LaHood address PES Board School safety, Common Core, finances top the discussion By Donna Barker

PRINCETON – The new Common Core learning standards, finances and school safety were three of the topics discussed during a special joint meeting Monday between

the Princeton Elementary School Board, State Sen. Darin LaHood and State Rep. Don Moffitt. School safety plans Board member Terry O’Neill brought up the issue of school safety, saying he would like to see boards allowed to dis-

cuss school safety plans in closed session. There are currently about 20 reasons allowing a board to go into closed session, but school safety and security isn’t one of them. The details of a school safety plan is something that might not want to be made public because there could be a risk in making those details public, he said.

LaHood said he’s not aware of any current discussion about school safety discussions to be held in closed session. The current trend is for more transparency and for more to be done in open meetings. Unfortunately, if a tragedy does happen because school safety information has been put out there, then that defeats the purpose of the safety plan.

However, the Attorney General’s office is very strict about the Open Meetings Act, and school districts would have to justify the need, a potential harm or threat to students or staff, in order to move into closed session to discuss school safety, LaHood said. Moffitt said he also hasn’t heard of any current discussion on allow-

ing school safety plans as an exemption to the Open Meetings Act, but he sees the board’s concern. Obviously, there are things that protect students which should only be known to emergency personnel and administration. There is a need for more discussion on the issue, he said.

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Gearing up for Easter Western Bureau County Food Pantry to distribute hams By Donna Barker

SHEFFIELD — The Western Bureau County Food Pantry in Sheffield is gearing up for the Easter season with a planned distribution of hams for its patrons. On Tuesday, pantry codirector Mary Lanham said she has ordered 80 hams which will be distributed April 16 to patrons, during the regular distribution hours of 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. People have been preregistering for the hams for about five weeks now. The food pantry serves about 80-90 families a month, and more hams can be gotten if needed, she said. Financial donations are always greatly appreciated to help cover the costs of the Easter hams, Lanham said. As another special outreach, the food pantry also recently gave out spring cleaning buckets to its patrons, which included seven different cleaning products, Lanham said. The last time the food pantry was able to distribute spring cleaning buckets was four years ago, thanks to a United Way grant. Cleaning products can be expensive, and if a family has to choose between milk or Mr. Clean, they will choose the milk, she said.

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Christian Mendez (from left), Isaac Reyes, James Yundt and Carlos “Alex” Acosta address the DePue School Board Tuesday evening. The students were among several other people who spoke to the board in hopes of changing the graduation date back to its traditional Friday.

‘Bleeding orange and blue ...’ Graduation is back on a Friday By Goldie Currie

DEPUE — DePue students spoke, and their voices were heard at a special school board meeting on Tuesday evening. The meeting was held at the request of the seniors and eighth-graders who were disappointed at the board’s decision to keep graduation on a Sunday, as opposed to moving it back to the traditional Friday. In March, the option to move graduation was voted down by board members Nickole Barto, Paul Bosnich, Karen Miranda and Juan Ruiz. Their reasoning was that stu-

dents had not presented enough evidence that proved holding graduation on a Sunday would interfere with celebrations and families traveling to DePue for the ceremony. The decision didn’t set well with students, and they refused to accept the board’s decision. Instead, they gathered after school, did their research and collected evidence that would prove to school board members that moving graduation back to Friday would be the best option. At the special meeting, students approached the board with research findings, surveys they had performed with teachers, staff and community members, and letters they had collected from alumni students who also sided with a Friday ceremony.

Senior James Yundt shared the top circumstances that he said were overlooked when the board decided to set graduation on a Sunday. “Not many places deliver flowers on a Sunday, so that would be an issue. Finding a photographer to work on a Sunday might be an issue; and no janitor works on Sunday night, so you’re going to leave (the mess) sitting around for Monday morning,” he said. Senior Christian Mendez brought up tradition. “We want to try to keep as many things as we can a tradition,” he said, adding

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Planning the big play Zearing Park was the place to be for this impromptu football game. Warmer temperatures this past weekend even caused a few of the players to shed their shirts for the big game. While the weather has taken a nose dive since the more temperate weekend conditions, chilly and rainy weather are still in the forecast for the rest of the week and into the next week as well.

PES From Page 1 After further discussion, LaHood said he will look into the issue of allowing school safety discussions in closed sessions and see if any other states have addressed the concern with legislation.

Common Core learning standards PES Board President Judd Lusher asked if there was any legislation in the General Assembly being considered on slowing down the implementation of the new Common Core learning standards adopted in 2010 in Illinois. LaHood said he has not yet seen any legislation asking for the implementation of Common Core

standards to be halted and a thorough review done on the new standards. In his opinion, the new standards should have gone through the full legislature for better discussion and evaluation. Instead the Illinois State Board of Education presented the new standards to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations (JCAR), which adopted the new standards. LaHood said he faults the people who started the standards, as they brought them out, and now the school districts and teachers are caught in the middle through no fault of their own. School districts are all different, and one size does not fit all when it comes to education, he said. As a member of the 12-member JCAR, Mof-

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fitt said he was one of three members who voted no to approving the Common Core standards. The proposal needed to go before the full General Assembly for evaluation, he said. PES Superintendent Tim Smith said his staff is overwhelmed by the Common Core standards, and morale is at an all-time low because of it. There are no text books for Common Core, and Internet sites don’t all agree. Teachers want to help their students, but teachers feel like their hands are tied, he said. PES teachers Mary Ann Goetz, Dave Hartz and Mandy Carr also addressed the legislators about their concerns about the Common Core standards and standardized tests in general. The

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focus used to be on the kids, but now the focus is on scores, Hartz said. Moffitt and LaHood said they would support legislation to slow down the implementation of the Common Core standards.

Finances Looking at the issue of finances and maintaining the current state income tax increase, Moffitt said this will be a big issue in coming months. He’s concerned the increase, approved nearly four years ago, won’t be temporary but permanent, which is what Gov. Pat Quinn has said he wants. If the state income tax increase is allowed to expire, the state will have about $1 billion less to spend this year. What finally happens will depend a lot on who is elected governor in November, Moffitt said. LaHood agreed, saying this will be the big issue between now and the November election. When the increased tax

rate was put into place, before he went into office, the people were told it would help Illinois help pay off its debt and put the state on the path of financial stability, but that hasn’t happened, he said. Smith also talked to the legislators about the problem of unfunded mandates, especially the area of special education. Costs are going up, but revenue is not, he said. In related financial discussions, Moffitt and LaHood said Illinois needs to create a better business atmosphere to encourage business growth which would give school districts a better tax base. Also, neither legislator was in favor of a possible increase of the minimum wage at this the time. If the state had a surplus, then that would be different, but with businesses struggling in Illinois, now’s not the time to increase the minimum wage, LaHood said. Comment on this story at

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Lighting up the Valley By Goldie Currie

SPRING VALLEY — LED signs have made their way into Spring Valley. Some residents are enjoying the new look, however, others are not agreeing with the brightness of the signs, especially at night. Aldermen and Spring Valley Mayor Walt Marini have received calls from neighbors complaining of the two new business signs, which were just installed recently on Dakota Street. The issue was brought up in the reports at Monday’s city council meeting. The operator of the signs, John French, who owns Elite Seamless Gutters in Spring Valley was present to discuss the signs and how he plans to change the brightness in the evening. French said he has talked to neighbors located around the signs and has only heard one negative comment on them. “Everybody is telling me it’s safer for their kids; they love it and love the thought it’s there,” he said. “So I haven’t heard anything, but one bad thing so far.” Marini said he was OK with the lights, but they needed to be dimmed down in the evenings. French said he plans to dim the lights at 8:40 p.m., and they will stay dimmed until 6 a.m. “It’s still going to illuminate when it turns colors,” French said. “It’s still going to be noticeable, but not what it was.” When aldermen asked if there were ordinances

that helped regulate lighted signs, Marini confirmed the city does have an ordinance that mentions illumination and it bothering surrounding neighbors. Alderman Dan McFadden said with every ordinance there are restrictions. Marini asked McFadden to call a legislative meeting to review the sign ordinance. “As technology advances, I think it’s a good idea we also look into advancing our ordinances to go along with that,” Marini said. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday. French explained his intention with the signs is to make the business district in Spring Valley look more professional. “It’s definitely a big thing for the city. I think it’s going to make a lot of good things for Spring Valley,” he said, adding that he hopes to put more up around the city. There is a third sign currently being installed in front of the LZ Resale Shop on East Saint Paul Street. In other news, the board: • Declared a vacancy in the position of Third Ward alderman, due to the death of Alderman Mark Actis. Marini said he is currently looking for a replacement and hopes to have someone to present at the next council meeting. • Agreed to purchase a used compressor from United Rentals for $7,725. • Approved a donation of $5,000 from the hotel/motel funds to the Spring Valley Booster Organization for the upcoming vendor fair. Comment on this story at

Manlius Fire Department meeting minutes MANLIUS — The Manlius Fire Department held its March meeting at the Manlius Fire Hall. The meeting was conducted by Robert Reglin, president. There were 12 members present. The minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer’s report were given. Jarek Shafer was voted in as a member. A check was received from Ken Brummel. A thank you note was received from the Wyanet Fire Department for mutual aid at a fire. The Walnut Fire Department held a fish fry on March 23. For prom weekend, the department will hold a safety program. The Manlius Fire Protection District will hold a drawdown from 5 to 9 p.m. June 14. Reglin, Steve Michlig and Ryan Allen received attendance awards. The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the fire house.

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CPASA announces upcoming training PRINCETON — Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) will conduct a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) class for Sellers and Servers of Alcohol from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 10 at the Bureau County Health Department Conference Room, 526 Bureau Valley Parkway, Princeton. Participants will receive four hours of instruction required for certification through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course. The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program is the

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DePue From Page 1 that students had looked back on the last 20 years of graduation ceremonies. With the exception of one year, when a ceremony was held on a Thursday, they discovered graduation ceremonies have always been on a Friday. The surveys they had created for teachers, staff and community members were passed out to board members. The surveys asked whether the person would attend graduation on a Friday, Sunday or didn’t care either way. “We made it optional for all teachers and staff to choose which day they preferred. We got an overwhelming amount who chose Friday; no one chose Sunday; and some said they didn’t care which day it was,” Yundt reported. Again, students shared stories on how having the ceremony on a Sunday would affect celebrations and families coming into town — some from as far as California — for the graduation. Students also talked about how many family members worked on Sundays and wouldn’t be able to make the ceremony. Board member Nickole Barto, who has been against keeping graduation on a Friday,

expressed her concerns with holding graduation on the same day as state or sectional track meets and how it might convince students in the future to not go out for the sport. “We don’t want to make that conflict for them. They shouldn’t have to choose between qualifying for state or going to state or going to their graduation,” she said. “We’re trying to make it so they don’t have to make it an option, so that they can do both.” Board President Laurie Delgado, who voted in March to change graduation back to Friday, pointed out the low number of students who have qualified for state each year. “You’re going to change everything for two or three kids,” she said. “We wouldn’t do that for any other sport.” Dawn Croisant, a teacher’s aide at the school, spoke out in the audience and shared what teachers and staff thought about the change. “A lot of staff would rather it be on Friday because we’ve already been here for the whole day, and we’re ready to go, whereas on a Sunday you get busy with other things and your own family. I’m sure the students would rather have

the staff there they’ve connected with over the past 12 years,” she said. High school math teacher Gabriel Larios explained his biggest challenge with the students throughout the years has been improving their school spirit and making them proud of their school. “I’ve tried really hard to change that, and little by little we have changed that … More students are participating, and these guys are bleeding orange and blue (the school colors),” he said. “I’m afraid that if graduation is on a Sunday they will be upset and will stop bleeding orange and blue, and everything I’ve worked so hard for here will be thrown out the window.” With the response from students, teachers and parents, the board leaned toward a Friday ceremony but pointed out that this would be a conflict they will have to look at each year. Board member Jason Hayes pointed out they may even have to push the ceremony into June in the future in order to avoid conflicts. “It might even be two weeks into June,” he said. “You need to start spreading the word that it might be the next month.” After board members unanimously approved

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As far as its regular needs, the food pantry is currently in need of pretty much everything, Lanham said. Food staples are always needed, things like cereal, macaroni and cheese, and soups, as well as fruit, Lanham said. Paper products, like toilet paper and paper towels, toothpaste and soap, are always needed, Lanham said. As far as the persons having a need for the local food pantry, Lanham said a lot of the patrons are noticing the recent cuts in food stamps, which is taking a toll on their budgets. There are also a lot of underemployed and part-time employed, she said. “If you have a family and one parent is laid-off from work and the other is working part-time, and you have three kids, there’s just no way you have enough money,” Lanham said. She’s also seen a slight increase in the number of elderly people using

the food pantry, which is a very hard thing for them to do, Lanham said. There are also some folks who hadn’t used the food pantry for more than a year, but are now back because they’ve lost a job. With the price of food going up so much in recent months, monetary donations are always appreciated, since the food pantry can buy many items from the River Bend Food Bank in the Quad Cities at 18 cents per pound, Lanham said. The food pantry’s last bill from River Bend was for $1,700, but they got $5,800 worth of food, she said. The food pantry also tries to support the local grocery store, Winger’s Royal Super Market in Sheffield, as much as possible and is grateful for its help to the food pantry, Lanham said adding the Western Bureau County Food Pantry would be closed without the generosity of people, businesses and churches in its service area, she said. Comment on this story at

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HENNEPIN — Felecia L. (Lippincott) Cutter, 52, of Hennepin died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Colonial Hall Healthcare in Princeton. Felecia was born Sept. 6, 1961, in Spring Valley to Fred C. and Ferne (Biagi) Lippincott. She graduated from Putnam County High School. She was owner operator of the Scu-B-Do bar. She was also a sales clerk at the Peru Mall, a dietitian at Roosevelt Square and a hostess at the Ranch House. Surviving are her parents, Fred C. and Fern Lippincott of Hennepin. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents. Services were held Wednesday, April 2, at the DysartCofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville, with Pastor Carol Stufflebeam officiating. Cremation rites were accorded after the services. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 2, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

CAMBRIDGE — Edmond M. Conway, 74, of rural Cambridge passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas, while traveling home from wintering in Donna, Texas. Edmond was born May 18, 1939, in Osborne, Kan., the son of Thad and Madonna (Wallace) Conway. He graduated from Osborne High School in Osborne, Kan. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Edwin from 1961 to 1963. Edmond was united in Conway marriage to Audrey K. Bailey Neirynck on May 16, 1987, in Davenport, Iowa. Edmond started his career as a welder for Johnson Sheet Works. He later then became the owner/operator of Buffalo Shore Marine in Buffalo, Iowa, which he operated for a number of years. After selling that business, he became a salesman for Chuck Marine and LMI Equipment tractor dealership. After retiring, he had started a professional lawn care and landscaping business. He is a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Davenport, Iowa, and while wintering in Texas they attended Grace Baptist Church in Alamo. He was a member of the NRA. Edmond was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling all over the country in their RV as well as wintering in Texas. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; a daughter, Angie (Dave) Charlet of Cambridge; two sons, Marc Conway of Coal Valley and Gary (Rebecca) Neirynck of Parker, Texas; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Maryanne (Ralph) Mayfield of Wichita, Kan., and Sharon (Jim) Cate of Howell, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles. A funeral service celebrating his life was held March 31 at the Vandemore Funeral Homes, Ltd., Geneseo, with Pastor Galen Haegele and Pastor Charles Alligood officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, where military honors were accorded by Don Cherry VFW Post 5083. Memorials for Edmond may be directed to the Edmond Conway Memorial Fund, to be distributed to his church and the hospitals that cared for him and his family.

Alma Andrews WYANET — Alma R. Andrews, 99, of Wyanet passed away at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton. Born Dec. 5, 1914, in Seatonville to Ganie and Sarah (Philpott) Sterling, she married Fred E. Andrews Dec. 24, 1935, in Ottawa. He died Feb. 7, 1994. She was the owner and operator of Variety Alma Store & Grocery Store in Wyanet. She also Andrews sold Avon. She was a member of the Wyanet Community Bible Church and Sterling Chapter of Eastern Star. Surviving are one daughter, Margaret (Ed) Palmer of Wyanet; two grandchildren, Debra Brewer of Wyanet and Michael (Kathy) Palmer of Surprise, Ariz.; and three greatgrandchildren, Christopher Brewer of Princeton, Daniel Brewer of Wyanet and Kristi Palmer of River Grove. She was also preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and two sisters. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, with the Rev. George T. Woosnam officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Wyanet Rescue Squad or Wyanet Community Bible Church.

Phyllis Malm PRINCETON — Phyllis A. Malm, 79, of Princeton passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home. Born Oct. 29, 1934, in Stark County to Marion A. and E. Marie Peterson, she married John E. Malm June 5, 1955 in Bradford. He survives. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton, where she had served on the church board. She had served as a preschool teacher and director of Happy Hands Preschool. Also surviving are her children, Gregory A. (Lorena) Malm of Princeton and Julia E. (Mark) Swiderski of Neenah, Wis.; three grandchildren; and her brother, Benny G. Peterson of Meza, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Celebration of Life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home in Princeton.

Cynthia (Bunnell) Eads LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Cynthia M. (Bunnell) Eads, 64, of Lakewood, Colo., passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Rick; two children, Brian (Laura) MacDonald and Jami (Alan) Sturm; four grandchildren, Anessa, Christopher, Kevin and Carleigh; one great-grandson, Jonathan; two sisters, Candy and Angie; and three brothers, Donald, Tim and Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Leona Bunnell. A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Horan & McConaty, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, Colo.

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PRINCETON — Michael P. Kasperski, 33, of Princeton has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to the Class 1 felony of unlawful possession with intent to deliver, heroin on March 19 before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. In addition to a five-year prison sentence, Kasperski was ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $3,082. Kasperski was certified by the court to be eligible for the Impact Incarceration Program within the Illinois Department of Corrections. The Impact Incarceration Program is a bootcamp-style program designed to instill discipline and respect in youthful non-violent offenders. Inmates are enrolled in a four- or six-month bootcamp-style program in which they receive physical training, education and drug and alcohol counseling. If the defendant successfully completes the program, his sentence is considered served. If the defendant is unsuccessful or is not admitted into the program by the Department of Corrections, the defendant serves his sentence as ordered. In December 2013, the TRIDENT task force conducted an investigation into heroin sales at a Princeton residence. The task force obtained a search warrant for the residence and executed the search warrant on Dec. 3, 2013. Kasperski was charged with the Class 1 felony offense of unlawful possession with intent to deliver heroin, based on heroin found on the premises. This is Kasperski’s first felony conviction. He has prior misdemeanor convictions for driving while license suspended, battery and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia in Bureau County between 2008 and 2010.

Birt sentenced to prison PRINCETON — A Spring Valley man has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to the Class 2 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine. Maurice A. Birt, aka Marcelus Britt, 35, entered his guilty plea on March 20 in Bureau County Court before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. Because Birt had been convicted previously of a Class 1 and a Class 2 felonies, he was sentenced as a Class X offender to nine years in the Department of Corrections. He was also ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $1,962 within one year of his release from prison. On July 24, 2013, a cooperating individual had arranged to buy cocaine from Birt. In the company of TRIDENT task force agents and the surveillance of other TRIDENT agents, Birt delivered a substance to an undercover TRIDENT agent. Birt was placed under arrest after the transaction. It was later determined the substance was less than one gram of cocaine. Birt had been convicted of robbery in 1998 in Cook County and of unlawful delivery of heroin in 2011 in Cook County.

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Putting the ‘social’ in social media Are you skeptical about social media? The topic is kind of a mine field of late with all the discussions about privacy or rather the lack thereof. I’m not going to delve into that aspect of social media, except to say if you use a cell phone, GPS device or any other modern technology, you are already being tracked by all of these companies who are targeting COMMENTARY their marketing based upon what you search for, where you are located and who you are in terms of your demographics. What I do want to discuss is the benefits we have discovered by using social media. From a business perspective, you simply cannot be in business if you are not using social media. It’s imperative to have a Facebook page, Twitter account, Google+ account, Linked In account, Pinterest account and an Instagram account. There are others that are also useful depending upon your business, but those are a must. What these social media avenues allow you to do is to engage your customers on a repeated basis. They remind folks that you are here and hopefully keep them interested in what you are doing or in the product you sell. For us specifically, we have been able to grow our audience, encourage repeat business, promote special events and fill rooms or dinner tables when we have had last minute cancellations. That’s invaluable for a small business. Much of this social media is free in terms of actual monetary cost, even though they do involve a very real cost in terms of time and energy. I would say I average two to three hours a day on maintaining my various social media accounts, blogging and updating our website. That’s a lot of time, but I consider it one of the most important daily tasks I do. What I want to touch on above and beyond the efficacy of these sites to running a business is the personal value of them. For Jeff and I this has been very special indeed. Not only are we able to stay connected with friends and family who live all over the world, but we have reconnected with friends and family we had lost contact with. I have two unique stories that highlight this. The first one involves Jeff, and the second involves me. Jeff didn’t join Facebook until last year. Up until that point he would just troll my page and live vicariously through me. When he did finally join, he reconnected with a lot of his theater friends. For those of you who don’t know, he was a professional musical theater performer in Southern California for many years. Once he retired from the theater and we moved out here, he lost a lot of his connections. One of those who he had lost contact with was a friend from high school who continued to pursue acting, and in fact, when Jeff and he reconnected, we discovered he was about to make his Broadway debut in the Tony winning musical “Kinky Boots.” For Jeff the ability to experience that whole thing vicariously through his friend was truly remarkable and very moving. In some small way he was able to at least enjoy the excitement of what it would be like second hand through his friend, which was a really cool thing. For me the experience was a little more personal. My parents divorced when I was 3 years of age, and I never really had much of a relationship with my father or anyone on his side of the family. About two years ago, my father’s half sister was searching for gluten free cookbooks online and discovered my cookbook. She looked me up on Facebook and

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Pup and circumstance Sarah Maxwell COMMENTARY You know those moments, the ones when everything seems to finally pay off, where the world comes into alignment, and everything you’ve worked for ... everything you have struggled to achieve ... finally comes to fruition. The moments you normally feel so overwhelmed by your accomplishment, and you are thankful for those challenges which were placed in your way. The moments when the world stops turning just for a second, as if it is acknowledging the strife you’ve endured. These moments have included my senior dance recital; shaking my principal’s hand at my high school graduation; walking across the stage at Carver Hawkeye Arena a semester early for my college graduation; getting my first job post-college and subsequently getting my second job after the first job left town; and settling down with the Mister. For the most part, all of my experiences have come from a first person perspective. Now, we’ve all experienced these moments at some point in time or another. I’ve been a part of the occasional experience — my brother’s wedding, my niece’s birth, Mister’s graduation. But finally I got to be an active participant in someone else’s moment, more importantly I got to experience it from a parent’s perspective. Nile, my 8-month-old Australian shepherd, graduated his beginner

puppy obedience class after many weeks of solid studying and hard work. He worked so hard for six whole weeks. He has conquered the sit, down and stay commands. He has finally begun to grasp the “leave it” and “come” commands and walking nicely on a leash. Well as long as he sees you have a treat in your hand to reward him with. Yes, after six long, arduous weeks my puppy passed his class. I tried to tell him congratulations, but he didn’t quite get it. He just wanted another rub on his belly and treat for being a good boy. His classmates graduated as well. However I have to say I think my boy grasped his commands a little bit better, but that’s just being a parent, right? You’re supposed to brag about a child’s accomplishments, right? So after a parade around the store, meeting others and sitting pretty, the culmination of six weeks of hard work was about to

pay off. It had come time for his graduation. He was the last one in the class to complete his commencement. He sat, held still, took a picture and received his certificate of completion. And what is a graduation without a mortar board? Nothing, that’s what! So what do you do after a sixweek course? Typically, you take a little break, relax, forget what you just learned and enjoy not being in school. Nile just continued to play all afternoon. He must have enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment his graduation brought him. Now he is a big boy ready to take on the world. It’s too bad I haven’t had the heart to tell him he gets to go back for the intermediate class right away. Oh well, I guess it’s true what they say. You never stop learning. BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell can be reached at

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What could go wrong? To the Editor, As I watch the Obamacare saga unfold, it brings another revolutionary idea to mind. The time has come for every person in this country to have automobile insurance. We should pass a federal law that requires every U.S. citizen to have auto insurance, or they’ll have to pay a $100 penalty. The insurance must cover everything

— accidents, repairs, tires, preventative maintenance (oil changes), etc. All the billions that people now spend on these things could then be poured into our sluggish economy. We simply can’t afford not to do this. Instead of young people buying their own insurance when they buy a car, we’ll mandate that insurance companies cover them under their parents’ plans until they’re 26 years old.

We’ll hire hundreds of thousands of highlypaid federal bureaucrats to promote and manage this new system. They’ll dump billions more into the economy from their exorbitant salaries and expense accounts. With good, sharp, penny pinching federal bureaucrats in charge, we’ll get the quality, courteous, friendly customer service that we deserve. Think IRS. Of course in today’s America, automobile

transportation is as vital as food, shelter and health care. No car, no job. No job, no food. So the government must give the same insurance, free of charge, to those who choose not to pay for it as those that do. They will, however, have to pay the $100 penalty, unless they can’t. I think this is a plan whose time has come. What could possibly go wrong? Dave White Princeton

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found me there. After sending me a private message, we became friends, and since then, I have reconnected with her two daughters who would be my only first cousins. Subsequently my aunt and uncle came to visit us here at the inn, and I got to share our inn and my food with them. Just this month we got to spend a week with them in Florida, getting to know each other better and getting to fill in the gaps of my childhood and family that I never had information about. This is something I never dreamed I would ever be able to do, and I cannot tell you how incredibly emotional the experience was. If it was not for social media, neither of these expe-

riences would have happened. So while this ever changing world that seems increasingly technologically complicated can at times feel overwhelming, I do, in fact, believe that there is great good that can come out of it. It’s all about being smart, knowing how to set up your privacy settings so you can control who has access to your information, and above all, keeping on top of it. Don’t be afraid of it. You never know what wonderful things may come of what seems to be a bit of an inconvenience or a nuisance. Monika Sudakov is the chef and innkeeper at the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield. She can be reached at

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 • 7 Fish Fry — The First Lutheran Church in Ohio, LaMoille Lions Club and St. Louis School have fish fries planned for this weekend. See Page 8.

Prairie Arts Council will feature ‘Of Time and Places’ in April PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will feature “Of Time and Places” by nationally recognized artist Pam Flanders in the gallery of the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton from April 4 to April 24. Flanders grew up in rural Wisconsin and always loved drawing and sketching florals and landscapes while earning a nursing degree; but, it was only after being introduced to oil painting in 1991, that she found a better way to express that passion in an expressive and realistic style. With the encouragement of her family, she began enrolling in courses and workshops around the country with professional artists whose work she admired. After studying with Anne Templeton in New Mexico in 1994 she was certain she wanted to paint full time. She studied with contemporary artists around the country, who, through their encouragement, caused her to focus on the plein-air style of painting (outdoors on site). It was plein air painting that seemed to combine her talents with her love of the outdoors. Flanders describes her style as expressive realism. Using strong values and a warm palette, she enjoys capturing the mood of her surroundings

as it relates to the light hitting the subject. “As I look at one of my finished works, all the sights, sounds and smells come back as if I were once again in that moment. It is a total sensory experience to relive all the places I’ve traveled and painted.” Flanders participates in national and regional juried shows and plein air events. Her works can be found in public and private collections. She is a longtime member of Oil Painters of America, Alta Prima International and the Ottawa Art League in Illinois. She recently moved to Central Illinois from the state of Oregon and her works can be found in galleries of the Pacific Northwest as well as North Central Illinois. There will be an opening reception to meet the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The “Of Time and Places” exhibit is open and free to the public and will be available for viewing from April 4 to April 24 at the Prairie Art Center, 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sunday. For more information about the Prairie Arts Council and how you can become a member, visit or call 815-8752787.

Gustafsons will discuss traveling needs LASALLE — Seasoned travelers Linda and Roger Gustafson will be at the Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living, 18 Gunia Drive in LaSalle, at 2 p.m. April 11 to discuss how to plan accommodations for travel needs includ-

ing accessible air travel, accessible van rentals, taxis, hotel rooms and cruises. They will also discuss accessible travel as it is addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act. To R.S.V.P., call IVCIL at 815-224-3126 (V or TTY) by Tuesday.

‘The Story’ — The Princeton Bible Church Choir will present the musical, “The Story.” See Page 8

Community Notes Fish fry and sign up MANLIUS — The Manlius Baseball Association will hold its annual fish fry and league sign up Friday at the Manlius Sportsman Club. The fish fry is open to the public and will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with carryouts available. Volunteers are needed and any questions can be directed to Chris Maynard 815-878-4732.

Committee meeting MINERAL — The Mineral Community Days Committee will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mineral Fire Hall on Main Street. Activities for this year’s fireworks show and next year’s Mineral Community Days will be discussed. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to attend. Photo contributed

Neponset Pride member Marty Golby of Geneseo and his cousin, Geneseo native Nelson Curran of the Living Lands and Water, wrap trees at the Rock Island Expo Center in preparation for the Million Trees Project giveaway. Trees will be distributed in Neponset on Saturday.

Neponset Pride offering oaks for the community NEPONSET — The Neponset Pride, in partnership with Living with the Lands and Waters, will offer free trees for the Neponset Grade School students and Neponset community members. Community members can pick up a tree from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday on the sidewalk between Community State Bank and the Neponset Post Office. Tree varieties include white oak, bur

oak and red oak. There will be 100 trees available for pick up on a first come, first served basis. The trees are approximately 1 to 3 feet tall. Trees will also be distributed to all students, faculty and staff at the Neponset Grade School during the week of April 7-11. This is the fourth year Neponset has been offered the trees, totaling more than 850 trees.

Farleys will note 50th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Mike Farley of Princeton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Mike Farley and the former Lynn Lynch were married April 4, 1964, in the St. Louis Church in Princeton. They are the parents of three children, Sherri (Mark) Johnson of Caledonia, Mich., Scott (Diane) Farley of Oswego and Amy (Jeff) Rowe of Lugano, Switzerland. They also have eight grandchildren, Brittney Farley, Jake Farley, Josh Farley, Brennen John-

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Spaghetti dinner LASALLE — Lighted Way and Uptown Grill are cosponsoring the annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Uptown Grill in LaSalle. To purchase tickets, call the school at 815224-1345 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or purchase them at the door. The cost is $8. Carry-outs will be available.

Food drive CHERRY — Troop 1055 Cherry Boy Scouts will be Scouting for Food from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Cherry and Arlington for the Hall Township Food Pantry. Residents are asked to place non-perishable food donations near their front door or on the front steps before 10 a.m. and the Boy Scouts will pick them up. Aluminum cans will also be picked up during this time. Questions may be directed to 815894-2945.

Museum hours MINERAL — The Mineral Pride Museum is open the first Saturday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. The museum is open by appointment also by contacting Nancy Nanninga at 309-288-5371.

Just for Kix registration PRINCETON — Just for Kix has announced registration for the 2014-15 season will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Princeton Arts Academy, home of the Just For Kix program. Torri Price is the director for the program.

Spring concert LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will hold its spring concert featuring pianist Simon Tiffin at 3:30 p.m. April 12 at LaSallePeru High School in the Matthiessen Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

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Princeton Bible Church will present ‘The Story’ PRINCETON — The Princeton Bible Church Choir will present the widely acclaimed musical, “The Story,” at 10:15 a.m. on Palm Sunday, April 13, and at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 18, in the Princeton Bible Church sanctuary. Many may have read the book, engaged in the Bible study or seen the star-studded concert by the same name, and this choral musical has been adapted from those pieces with narrations written by Max Lucado. “The Story” presents the Bible in a chronological, novel format, detailing God’s redemptive plan for His people from Genesis to Revelation. After the portrayal of Creation and the Fall in the Garden of Eden, the narrative moves on to Abraham and Sarah, played by Tom and Bev Odell, singing “Who But You.” Shepherd boy turned King David will be played by Thomas Cook as the choir sings, “Your Heart.”

The birth of Christ is sung by Gwen Holmes Roseberg in “Be Born in Me” as she plays the part of Mary the young mother of Jesus. The ministry of Jesus is depicted in “When Love Sees You,” and his death is recounted in “How Love Wins,” sung by Rob Jensen as the believing thief on the cross. Mary Magdalene, played by Katie McCoy, celebrates Christ’s resurrection in “Alive,” and the choir looks forward to “The Great Day” of Christ’s return as King of Kings. Compelling narrations move the story along by the host, Tom Odell, and readers Erika Turner, Rob Jensen and Christina Eggers. The production is directed by Marty Kiser. The public is invited to view the performances and be stirred in their hearts in preparation for the Easter season. Admission is free. The Princeton Bible Church is located two and onehalf miles northeast of Princeton on Route 34.

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WYANET — The Wyanet Historical Society Museum will begin its 2014 season on April 4. Hours for the museum are from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. A recently dona-

tion horseless carriage donated by the Gordon Richmond family will be on display in addition to children’s toys and books. For more information, call 815-6992459 or 815-699-2559.

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Pie and Coffee Club CHERRY — The Pie and Coffee Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Holy Trinity Hall on Main Street in Cherry. It is sponsored by the Cherry United Church of Christ and Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Cherry.

Fish fry OHIO — The First Lutheran Church in Ohio will hold a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. They will be serving fish, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and beverage. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years old. Carryouts are available, call 815-376-7431.

Fish fry LAMOILLE — The LaMoille Lions Club will host a fish fry to benefit the Community United Methodist Church Youth Group youth mission fund from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The menu includes fish, coleslaw, french fries, dessert and drinks. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years old. Carryout and delivery are available. For more information, call 815-638-2656.

Fish fry PRINCETON — St. Louis School will hold a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent ending April 11. Dinners include baked or fired fish and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. To order carryouts, call 815-872-8521.

Religion Briefs Chicken and biscuit Bake sale SPRING VALLEY — dinner There will be a bake

MALDEN — The Malden United Methodist Church will host its annual chicken and biscuit dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 6 at the church. The menu will consists of creamed chicken and biscuits, vegetables, Jell-O salad, dessert and beverage. Tickets are available at the door and cost $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12 years old. Carryouts will also be available.

Thank goodness it’s Wednesday PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church will offer a time for worship, fellowship, food and study through its Thank Goodness it’s Wednesday program. On Wednesday, there will be an opportunity for spiritual growth through the Lenten season. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a meal in Cushing Hall, followed by a short worship service at 6 p.m. The services will be followed by three study opportunities to choose from. For more information, call the church at 815-872-2821.

sale at the Parish of the Nativity of our Lord from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 11 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at the church, 510 Richard A. Mautino Drive, Spring Valley. Parishioners can bring their baked items to the church from 5 to 7 p.m. April 10 or in the morning before the sale.

Second Sunday finale SEATONVILLE — The Seatonville Congregational Church Independent will host the final alternative worship gather before the summer break at 6 p.m. April 13. Second Sunday is an alternative worship gathering with an eclectic mix of ancient-future worship practices and elements. People can expect a unique blend of Psalms, spiritual songs, hymns, choruses, music video, The Word, The Table and more. All folks and families from the Illinois Valley and Bureau Valley region are invited to come and experience this unique alternative worship gathering and the final Second Sunday until next fall.

The church is located on Route 6 in Seatonville. For more information, contact Pastor Bill Jacobsen at 815-2286717 or on Facebook at second sunday. Seatonville.

Open Table Supper SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will have its free monthly Open Table Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. April 13. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will provide the meal consisting of chicken casserole, rolls, salad and dessert. Anyone who is hungry, lonely, wants to stretch the food dollars or wants to meet up with friends for a meal is invited to attend.

Tiskilwa Community announces vacation Bible school TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Community vacation Bible school will be held June 16-19. The sessions will run from 6 to 8 p.m. All Tiskilwa churches are involved. All children from age 4 to eighth grade are invited to join. To enroll a child, call Sherrie at 815-6464156.

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Storm second at Rosenberry Classic By Kevin Hieronymus

Bureau Valley finished second and newcomer Princeton fifth in the Rosenberry Classic, which serves as the Three Rivers Conference Indoor Track and Field championships. Erie/Prophetstown took top honors with 118 points, the Storm taking second at 78. Princeton tallied 51 points for fifth. The Storm matched E-P’s four first-place finishes, including a new meet record time of 3:39.88 in the 4x400 relay on the legs of Kane Eastwood, Colton Peterson, Tucker Schoff and Daniel Trone. Eastwood also

won the 800 (2:08.20), Ryan Taylor took the 1,600 (4:56.60), and Justin Buckman (45-0 1/2) and Austin Seitter (40-11 3/4) went 1-2 in the shot put. Also for BV, Colton Peterson was second in the 400 (54.71), Taylor fourth in the 800 (2:19.3) and fifth in the pole vault (9-6), Eastwood was fourth in the 1600 (5:08.6) and fifth in the 400 (56.4), Will Konneck was fifth in the 200 (24.72) and Schoff was fifth in the 60 hurdles (9.88). The storm took fifth in the 4x200 (1:40.81) with Blackert, Will Konneck, Schoff and Trone).

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Princeton’s Caleb Dickens twirls a pitch to Ottawa in Tuesday’s game at Prather Field in Princeton. The visiting Pirates tripped up the Tigers 6-4.

Baseball: Ottawa 6, Princeton 4

Pirates trip up the Tigers

By Dan Dwyer

PRINCETON — One big inning and two bases loaded were enough for the Ottawa Pirates to squeak by the Princeton Tigers 6-4 Tuesday night in Princeton. Princeton got out to a hot start as second baseman J.J. Vaccaro sent a single to the right field gap, plating two Tiger runs with no outs in the first inning. The inning was cut short as the Ottawa battery of pitcher Tripp Walch and catcher Nick

Quick settled in. Quick caught Vaccaro stealing and Walch struck out the next two Tigers to end the inning. Ottawa answered in the top of the third inning, loading the bases with one out and plating three runs. Designated hitter Kyle Wallbaum was hit by a pitch to score a run. The very next batter, Quick, sent a single up the middle to score two more Pirate runs. “We need to get a little more efficient with our pitches, and once we get a little more efficient we

won’t burn up so many guys, won’t hit so many batters, and we won’t have those sore arms,” Princeton coach Tim Taylor said. Princeton answered quickly in the bottom half, scoring two runs including one run on Vaccaro’s second single of the afternoon, a bloop single down the right field line. Shortstop Jake Reinhardt scored the final Tiger run later in the inning to make the score 4-3 after three innings. Princeton’s offense struggled to plate

any more runs for the remainder of the game and Ottawa’s offense chipped away, adding one run in the fourth and one run in the sixth, giving Ottawa a run lead going into the final inning. “If we don’t have a few mistakes then a couple runs don’t score but it’s not on one guy or the other,” Taylor said. “A couple of high pitches, a couple of passed balls during the game and the game just didn’t work out for us but these guys are a bunch of ball play-

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Tigers coming home to play When Jesse Brandt first told me he wanted to put together an alumni basketball game of former Tiger basketball players, I thought it sounded like a great idea. So have the old Tigers. As of Tuesday afternoon, 29 Tigers have signed up to play. They range from Tom Robbins of the class of ‘79 to Jacob Fisher of 2012. Now mind you, I don’t look at those guys from the class of ‘79 as really all that old. “I think the guys are excited to play. I am hoping to make this something we do on a yearly basis,” Brandt said. I’m looking forward to seeing the likes of Fred Cartwright of


the Class of ‘87, who played on the first Tiger team under former coach Tony Lavorato I covered upon my arrival at the BCR just a few years ago. Fred’s a runner and looking in great shape. They’ll surely be some family fun when you get the five Robbins boys together again - Tom, Scott (‘93), Doug (‘85), Jeff (‘87) and Jimmy (‘91). There will also

be the Fishers, Jon (‘09) and Jacob (‘12), and the Vranas, Scott (‘06) and Ryne (‘10). There will be two separate games, one for the younger Tigers and one for the more, shall we say, experienced Tigers. Brandt initially planned to match the even year graduates vs. the oddyear graduates, but now will mix them up to match up best. In the first game, starting at 2 p.m., and ending as soon as they all pass out, the Blue team will feature: Tom Robbins, Gary Clark (‘83), Doug Robbins, Erick Wahlgren (‘86) and Jimmy Robbins. The White team includes Dave

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Bureau Valley’s Kane Eastwood finishes first in his heat in the 800 meter run Tuesday in Sterling.

2014 St. Bede baseball preview

Young Bruins work to cut down mistakes By Kevin Hieronymus

St. Bede’s list of experienced varsity baseball players is as simple as 1-2 — senior Michael Bellino and junior Jack Brady. They will be the two veterans coach John Bellino turns to for direction on the diamond this spring. Bellino’s 14-man squad includes four freshmen with a cast of two sophomores, five juniors and three seniors, only one of who played last year. “We’re taking the best athletes we can and see-

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St. Bede Bruins

Last year: 19-3 (regional champions). Conference: Three Rivers. Coach: John Bellino They’re back: Michael Bellino-sr Jack Brady-jr. They’re new: Nathan Bartley-so, Brady Bookerfr, Gabe Braboy-jr, Jon Dose-fr, Ethan Duttlingersr, Sam Halm-jr, George Leynaud-jr, Jarrett Olsonso, Nick Plankenhorn-fr, Braidy Shipp-fr, Matt Szczepaniak-so, Abram Yucus-sr. Next game: Thursday at Princeton.

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Trout fishing set Saturday April is here. We are all ready for some decent weather so we can get on with OUTDOOR COLUMNIST some new activities. Whitetails had a great banquet to catch a fish. and the Malden When you get home Vets had a great game from trout fishing, you banquet. Now we are can clean your limit, going to get outdoors. relax and get ready I gave you a heads up for the Bureau County in my last article about Ducks Unlimited Fourth the Illinois Department annual Gun Bash. This of Natural Resources will be held at the Inland Trout season Bureau County Metro which will start at 6 a.m. Center on April 5. The Saturday. Somewhere doors will open a 5:30 around 800 trout have p.m. and there will be been dumped into the Hennepin Canal Parkway more than 30 guns for one who has the lucky pool behind the Visiticket. The tickets for tors Center all ready for the evening cost $100 Saturday. Fishermen and will include food and are reminded they will beverage and a chance need a current fishing for a gun of your choice. license plus this year’s For more information inland trout stamp or tickets, call Erik 815unless they are under 16 876-6659, Ben  815-866or active service personnel. Licenses and stamps 4636 or Eric Speakes at 815-289-6150. are not on sale at the • Here’s a little inforcenter. mation from the WallLimit for each fishereye Tournament. This man will be five trout. was the first year they Popular baits for these didn’t allow live bait and trout are worms, marshthere were some people mellows, corn and doughbait. This is a good wondering what affect time to take the kids out See Wally Page 12

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Softball: Morrison 16, Princeton 2 (5)

Fillies ride past Tigresses By Kevin Hieronymus

MORRISON — All Princeton coach Bob James could do was chalk this one up to a learning lesson after the Tigresses went down in defeat to the Morrison Fillies 16-2 in four and half innings Tuesday. “We’ve got some kids injured and some medical stuff, so we’re thin and inexperienced,” James said. “We got more at-bats tonight, the more the better.” Courtney Oeder drove in both of the Tigresses’ run with a single through the infield in the fourth inning. Alisa Holmbeck had a double and Rachel Lawson, Devin Truesdon and Abby Jaques each hit safely. Morrison (3-0), the 2011 class 2A State champion, brought out its big bats, belting three homers and cracking out 17 hits in just four turns at-bat in the 10-run rule shortened contest. Holmbeck took the loss. Brooke Stralow and Emma Sitzmore each clubbed grand slams and Lauren Pannier hit a 2-run homer for the Fillies. Lauren Rice singled four times and Chelsea Eads had two doubles and a triple. Winning pitcher Allie Wiersema struck out eight batters. Morrison won the F/S contest 14-1 which followed the varsity in the twilight chill. Brooke Hieronymus, Hailey Schultz, Michaela Jonas and Alysia King each col-

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A Morrison baserunner just beats the pickoff throw to third baseman Rachel Lawson Tuesday in Morrison. lected hits for PHS (1-2). • Tiger tales: Senior second baseman Mollie Bates, the lone PHS senior, was held out once again Tuesday, still nursing a leg muscle injury. She planned to go full out in Wednesday’s practice and was hopeful to make her sea-

son debut Thursday at home vs. St. Bede. .... Princeton fell 13-6 at home Monday with the Lady Crusaders breaking open a one-run game with six runs in the top of the seventh inning. Comment on this story at www.

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“A couple of things fell their way that turned the corner for them but they got a good win. It’ll be a good lesson for our boys.” • Tim Taylor

Area roundup

PHS wins tennis opener Girls soccer

By Kevin Hieronymus Elliott Beetz claimed the No. 1 singles match 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and the Princeton doubles took care of the rest Tuesday in a 4-1 seasonopening win at Morris. Doubles pairs included Zach Hicks and Tyson Lorenzen, Brady Frank and Ian Nichols (6-0, 6-1) and Ryan Jensen (4-6, 6-2, 7-5) and Vlad Stephanov (6-4, 6-1). Morris won the JV/FS meet 3-2 with PHS wins from Clayton Zelenik (8-6) and Kyle Kinnamon and Alex Schlesinger (8-6). PHS plays at the St. Bede Invite on Saturday.

Isaiah Taylor makes connections for the Tigers in Tuesday’s nonconference baseball action against Ottawa. The visiting Pirates walked off with a 6-4 win.

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From Page 9 have a good season.” Ottawa took advantage of two key Princeton defensive missteps to add an insurance run in the seventh inning as a Princeton error led to another Ottawa batter, center fielder Weston Hoffman, drawing another bases loaded hitby-pitch from Tiger reliever Levi Bates to end the scoring, giving the Pirates a 6-4 victory.


From Page 9

Enbom, David Robertson, Jeff Hunt and Scott Robins, all from the class of ‘83, and Jeff Robbins and Cartwright (‘87). The more modern day Tigers contest will feature some familiar faces from Brandt’s top teams in the 2000s. For the Blue will be Nathan Cook (‘00), Brandon Nyman (‘04), Andrew Shipp (‘07), Jonathan Henegar (‘08), Scott Roseberg, Zach Clark, Brik Wedekind and Ryne Vrana, all from 2010, and Jacob Fisher. Suiting up for the White will be the lifetime Tiger, Justin Smith (‘04), Scott Vrana, Danny Nelson (‘06), Garrett Youngren, Brandon

Rock Island 4, Princeton 2: Princeton held a 1-0 lead at the half on a goal by freshman Jenna Grimmer and went up 2-0 on a second-half goal by Eliza Young. The Lady Rocks answered with four goals to take the win Monday at the Tiskilwa soccer pitch. Hall 4, DePue 0: The Lady Devils made the most of their opening-match opportunity, defeating their neighbors at Hall Tuesday. Senior Vanessa Olivares and sophomore Alicyn Olson each had two goals in the win. Comment on this story at

The win was the first for Ottawa (1-1) and first-year coach Tom Hart. Vaccaro led the Tiger offense going 2-4 with 3 runs batted in. “We played good baseball. We had good defense, we had good offense, good pitching and all the way around I think our boys played a good baseball game. A couple of things fell their way that turned the corner for them but they got a good win. It’ll be a good lesson for our boys.” Taylor has seen improvement in

his team already this season and expects the team to learn from today’s game and work towards continuing to improve their play. “The boys, where we needed them to start hitting, are starting to hit the ball better. So we are getting better at-bats and we are getting deeper and deeper into our lineup hitting wise and that can only help us through the season,” Taylor said. Comment on this story at www.

Dressler, Daniel Murray and Jon Fisher, all from 2009, and Ben Schmidt and Blair Bickett from the class of 2011. I tried to talk Bureau Valley athletic director Jeff Ohlson, the hero of the 1992 sectional championship game, to suit up. He asked how long he’d have to try to play. I heard from former Tiger and Wyanet Eagle Corey Helle (‘89), who is still balling in North Carolina. He’d like to play, but can’t make the trip back. The players will be treated to a postgame dinner sponsored by the Booster Club at Fitzgerald’s. The NCAA Final Four games will be televised. Any fans, family and friends are invited to come as well for a cost of $10. Contact Brandt at PHS for more info.

• Go Cubs go: Yes, you heard right. I am rooting for the Cubs to win Friday’s home opener. This Redbird rooter wants the Cubs to win Friday for the Gelsomino family, who will be in attendance. Vince and Jeanie Gelsomino of Princeton will be taking their grandkids, Kasey and Nathan to the game. Sadly, their father, Danny, won’t make it. Danny passed away March 18 after a long battle with cancer. A lifelong, diehard Cubs fan, Danny had been on the waiting list for season tickets for years. Two days after he passed, the tickets came in. I know Danny, another former Tiger, will be there in spirit. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at

Devils get out of jam on and off field By Kevin Hieronymus The Hall Red Devils have been waiting patiently to play some baseball and on the drive to Sherrard for Monday’s season opener, they had to wait a little longer. The Hall bus got caught in a traffic jam on the way over and coach Tom Keegan said, “We basically just hopped off the bus, threw some balls around and played.” They made up for lost time with a 6-4 win over the host Tigers. Junior A.J. Gaeta went 4-4 at the plate with one RBI to spark the Red Devils’ offense, which sputtered at times with 10 strikeouts. “It’s nice to win the first one,” Keegan said. “I’m happy with our pitchers who only walked two. We got some guys on base and were able to take advantage of some miscues. We struck out 10 times which is something that will hopefully get better as we get some games under our belts.” Gaeta started the game, allowing four runs, three earned before departing in the fourth inning with the game tied at 4. Taggert

Venegas tossed the final four innings to earn the win in relief. Miguel Villareal and Blake Moreno each drove in runs and Ian Trevier doubled. Seneca 8, St. Bede 3: The Irish cracked 12 hits, including a home run by Lars Pihl, to take down the Bruins Tuesday at Seneca. Starting and winning pitcher Austin Applebee pitched 5.1 innings, giving up one earned run and six hits. St. Bede 4, Seneca 3 (F/S): The Bruins scored their winning run on a bunt by Mitch Anderson, scoring Brandon Nave to take Tuesday’s season opener at the Academy. Brandon Nave picked up the win in relief of starter Josh Sapp, combing for an eight-hit with three strikeouts and a walk. St. Bede got singles by Nave and Bryant Eustice.

Softball Sherrard 10, Hall 0: The Lady Devils were shut out on three hits with one each for Deidra Whightsil, Abbey Azarski and Elle Herrmann. Adriana Pikula took the loss, scattering six hits over four innings.

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Bruins Princeton’s Jaimee Ciesielski takes a slap at a pitch in Tuesday’s varsity game at Morrison. BCR photo/ Kevin Hieronymus


From Page 11

Rockidge 3, St. Bede 1: The Lady Bruins were held in check to three hits Monday, including a solo homer by losing pitcher Emmi Christensen. Tristin Phegley and Tara Kunkel also hit safely. Christensen struck out six and allowed no earned runs with four hits. St. Bede had four errors in the game. The Lady Bruins went 1-3 on their spring trip to Tennessee. Kunkel had 4 hits and


From Page 10 it might have on the results. It was reported to me 70 percent of teams caught their limit. Many were females so therefore the DNR did well on their annual collection of eggs. One thing I have been wondering about and finally got some information on was fish kill. I am afraid the news is not good. In talking with

got on base 10 of 13 times, Christensen had 5 hits and 7 RBIs and Olivia Mueller had 4 hits and 4 RBIs. Annawan/Wethersfield 10, Riverdale 6: Winning pitcher Megan Foes helped her own cause at the plate, cracking three hits including a home run and 4 RBIs as the Lady Titans won at Riverdale Tuesday. In the circle, Foes scattered 10 hits and three walks while striking out five. Kayle Dunfee drove in three runs for A/W. Comment on this story at www.

fish biologist Ken Clodfelter Tuesday, he said he got 30 phone calls on Monday concerning this issue. Some people are just now finding out about this due to late ice out. They kind of suspected something when ice fishermen informed them few catches were recorded in February. Ken says he won’t know until they can test these waters. He fears the worst since the ponds and lakes have been iced


From Page 9 Princeton’s Kai Tomaszewski won the 400 with a time of 54.5. The Tigers also claimed thirds from Caleb Strom in the long jump (18-11), Zach Andersen in the 3200 11:15.8), and Drew Pranka in the 60-meter hurdles (8.89), fourths from Trevor Bickett in the shot put (39-5 1/4) and a fifth from Luke Marselle in the tripe jump (36-10 1/2). The Tigers also placed fourth in the

over for 2-3 months and in addition, the ice has been covered with snow. These factors could lead to total fish kill in certain areas. This is not hunting and fishing, but I want to thank Princeton school crossing guards for their great job this cold winter. Bundled up and on the job, thank you. Lee Walgren is the BCR Outdoor Columnist. Contact him at pdub52@

4x200 (1:40.81) with Blake Janssen, Tomaszewski, Strom and Pranka. Other place-finishers for Princeton were Cody Workman, fourth in the 3200 (11:38.5), Strom, fifth in the 60 (7.41) and Tomaszewski, sixth in the 60 (7.61). Newman’s Brady Rude was the star of the meet, winning the 60-meter (7.28), 200 (23.501) and long jump (20-2). The girls ran their conference meet Wednesday night. Comment on this story at www.

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From Page 9 ing what we can do with them,” said John Bellino, whose team dropped Monday’s opener at Rockridge. The Bruins’ inexperience has been compounded by the absence of sophomore Jarret Olsen, who will be out of action with mono, Bellino said. Senior Ethan Duttlinger, who did not play last year, joins a list of potential hurlers, including Michael Bellino and Brady, plus juniors George Leynaud, Matt Szczepaniak and freshmen Brady Booker. Junior Sam Halm returns to the diamond at catcher, having missed last year with a broken thumb. Duttlinger and Leynaud will share time at first, with Brady at second, Szczepaniak and freshmen Nick Plankenhorn at short and Michael Bellino manning the hot

Scoreboard At Sherrard

corner. Rounding out the squad are senior Abram Yucus, junior Gabe Braboy, sophomore Nathan Bartley and freshmen Jon Dose and Braidy Shipp “Hopefully, we can start eliminating errors. We’re just so young, errors in the field are going to hurt us,” Coach Bellino said. “We’re going to make mistakes out there and that doesn’t lend well to a young pitching. When you have a young pitching staff, if you can make up for it on defense it makes a huge difference.” The defending regional champion, John Bellino said his team’s goal is always to make a run at regional. “We want to get everything kind of set by that time and hopefully get the pitching staff straightened, play a little defense and hit the ball,” he said. Comment on this story at www.

Other games

Erie/Prophetstown 11, Fulton 7 Ann/Wethersfield 21, Riverdale 4



Hall      102 120 0  - 6 7 2 Sherrard  200 200 0 - 4 7  1 Hall pitching: Gaeta (SP, 3ip, 6h, 3k, 0w, 4r, 3er), Venegas (WP, 4ip, 2h, 7k, 2w). Hall hitting: Taber (1-2), Gaeta (4-4 rbi), Villarreal (rbi), Moreno (rbi), Trevier (1-2 2b), Sangston (1-2). At Princeton

Ottawa 6, Princeton 4. WP: Hoffman (4ip, 0er, 3k). LP: Bates. Leading hitters: Ottawa (1-1) - Carroll (2-3), Coffey 3 hits), Less (2b). PHS (2-3) - Vaccaro (2-4, 3rbi). At Seneca

Seneca 8, St. Bede 3. WP: Applebee (5.1ip, 6h, 3r, 1er, 3k), Simon (save, 1.2 ip, 3k). Leading hitters: Seneca (2-5) - Pihl (2-3, hr), Walsh (2h, 2rbi), Viken (2-3, 2b), Applebee (2-3). St. Bede not available. At St. Bede (F/S)

St. Bede 4, Seneca 3. SB pitching: Sapp, Nave (WP). St. Bede hitting: Nave (1 hit), Eustice (1 hit).

High School girls At Sherrard

Sherrard 10, Hall 0: WP: Hutchinson (5ip, 3h. 4k, 0w). LP: Pikula (4ip, 6h, 2er). Leading hitters: Hall (0-1) - D. Whighstil (1-2), Azarskis (1-2), E. Herrmann (1-2).

MORRISON (3-0) - Rice (4 hits), Finneran (2 hits, 3b), Workman (2 hits), Eads (3 hits, 2 2b, 3b, 2rbis), Stralow (hr, 4rbis), Lauren Pannier (hr, 2rbis), Sitzmore (hr, 4rbis). F/S: Morrison 14, Princeton 1. PHS leading hitters - B. Hieronymus (1-1), H. Schultz (1-3), M. Jonas (1-1), A. King (1-4). Other area scores

Orion 7, Kewanee 1 Erie/Prophetstown 13, Fulton 3 Mendota 6, Winnebago 3 Morris 9, L-P 0 Junior college

At Princeton

Marquette 13, Princeton 6. WP: Dyche (7ip). LP: Menzel (1-1). F/S: Marquette 14, Princeton 2.

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IVCC 5-0, Blackhawk 4-9

At Port Byron

Ann/Wethersfield 10, Riverdale 6. WP: Foes (7ip, 10h, 6r, 5er, 5k, 3w). Leading hitters: A/W - C. VanHyfte (1-3, rbi), Foes (3-4, 2b, hr, 2rbi), Dunfee (3-4,rbi), Pyle (2b). At Morrison

Princeton 000 20 — 2 5 Morrison 125 8x — 16 17 WP: Wiersema (4ip). LP: Holmbeck (4ip, 17h, 16r). Leading hitters: PHS (2-2) Holmbeck (2b), Oeder (1-2, 2rbi), Lawson (1-2), Jaques (1-3), Truesdon (1-2).


High School girls At Tiskilwa

Rock Island 4, Princeton 2. PHS scoring: Grimmer, Young. Halftime score: PHS 1-0. Shots: P 13, R 13. Saves: P 9, R 11. Fouls: P 4, R 4. CK: P 2, R 4. At Spring Valley

Hall 4, DePue 0. Hall scoring: Olivares 2, Olson 2.

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Wright opens Homestead Flowers By Lyle Ganther

PRINCETON — Susan Wright decided to use her more than 20 years of experience in the floral industry to recently open Homestead Flowers, located inside Good Scents Ltd. at 504 S. Main St. in Princeton. “I enjoy working with silk and fresh flowers,” she said. “I decided it was time to start my own business.”

Wright is the younger sister of Eileen Wright of Good Scents. “We decided we would help each other out by selling my wares through her store here,” said Susan Wright. “We thought it would benefit each other greatly.” In addition to cash and carry flowers sold at Homestead Flowers, Susan Wright can deliver them in Princeton when her schedule permits for no addi-

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State Bank of Cherry honored CHERRY — The State Bank of Cherry has once again earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s bank rating firm. This latest rating is based on Dec. 31, 2013, financial data and signifies the State Bank of Cherry is one of the stron-

Andy Goodbred (left) receives a certificate from Jeff Menary, vice president of reinsurance, for completing the Grinnell Mutual Farm Academy. Photo contributed

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Goodbred attends Grinnell Mutual Farm Academy Andy Goodbred of Dimond Bros Insurance in Amboy and Cherry participated in Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company’s inaugural Farm Academy on Feb. 24-28. Goodbred joined 22 agents from throughout the Midwest to learn more about farm insurance coverages, services and Grinnell Mutual’s operations in Grinnell, Iowa. Academy participants also toured a local grain farm and implement dealership to reinforce concepts learned

in the classroom. “The Farm Academy was designed to offer comprehensive training to agents committed to serving farm customers. It covered all aspects of writing farm insurance,” said Kurt Eaves, vice president of direct underwriting and production for Grinnell Mutual. “We had a great group of agents attend this program, and we hope this training session provided them with new knowledge and tools to serve farm accounts.”

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The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: March 17, 2014 Christopher and Heather Davis to Carrie and Rudy Lopez, warranty deed, Lot 7 in Willow Bend Subdivision, Spring Valley, $215,000. Jack and Lauren Brimm to Gary and Patricia James, joint tenancy deed, part of Section 21 in Princeton Township, $100,000. Scott Myers, John Nordstrom and Loretta Nordstrom to Beth and Karl Schultz, trustees’ deed, part of Section 35 in Arispie Township, $1,004,500.

Brown Bros. Co. to Wolfer Investment Group LLC, warranty deed, part of Section 28 in Hall Township, $1,277,500. Frederick Frazier and Donald Frazier to Shannon Hiltabrand, trustees’ deed, part of Sections 11 and 14 in Arispie Township, $475,000. March 18, 2014 Connie Campbell, Nancy Shettel and Caryl Shettel Trust to Jack and Lauren-Jean Brimm, trustees’ deed, Lot 304 in Greencroft Phase 3, Princeton, $140,000. March 19, 2014 Sharon Mercer to Dennis Erickson, warranty deed, Lots 5-6 in Orchard View Estates in part of Section 19 in Princeton Township, $155,000.

March 20, 2014 Barbara Otto, George Sapp and Merle Sapp to Joseph and Nichole Short, warranty deed, part of Lot 112 in Princeton, $81,000. March 21, 2014 Jason and Rhonda Newman to Maria and Victor Oyola, warranty deed, Lot 16 in Block 127 in O’Beirne’s Third Addition, Spring Valley, $74,000. Melissa and Michael Verucchi to Jean Schertz, warranty deed, part of Lots 14-15 in Sunny Acres Subdivision, Princeton, $74,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Betsy and Stephen Endress, warranty deed, Lot 5 in Block 42 in Second South Addition, Sheffield, $74,000.

LegalNotices CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) JOSEPH J. ) TERANDO, ) Deceased No. 14-P-25 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of JOSEPH J. TERANDO of Rural Route #1, Spring Valley, Illinois; Letters of Office were issued on March 20, 2014 to Renee M. McNamara, 640 – 28th Street, Peru, Illinois 61354 and Joseph J. Terando, II, 635B Meadow Lane, Burlington, Wisconsin 53105, as Executors, whose attorney is John S. Duncan of Herbolsheimer, Henson, Duncan, Gift, Eiten and Hintz, P.C., 654 First Street, P.O. Box 539, LaSalle, Illinois 60301. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk, Probate Division, Downtown County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the Representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of the first publication of this Notice. If claim notice is personally mailed or delivered to a creditor of the above estate, then claim must be filed in the above entitled cause within 3 months from the date of mailing or delivery, whichever is later. Any claims not filed within the above periods are 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. Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 27, Apr. 3 and 10, 2014. NOTICE The Tiskilwa Rural Fire Protection District is accepting sealed bids, for the sale of a 1980 Ford LN800, Pierce Pumper Fire Truck. This truck has a gasoline engine, 5 spd. manual trans., with 2 spd. split differential. Truck has a 750 gallon booster tank, 750 G.P.M. waterous pump, and crosslay trays. All systems are functional, with a pump test completed last year. Truck will be sold “As Is”, with no warranty. All bids are to be sealed, with “Truck Bid” marked on the envelope. Bids are to be received by the Fire District no later than April 19, 2014. Bids will be opened and reviewed at the Fire District meeting, scheduled for 7:00 p.m., on April 21, 2014. Bids may be mailed to the Fire District at P.O. Box 12, Tiskilwa, IL. 61368. The Fire District reserves the right to accept / or reject any and all bids. The truck may be viewed at the Tiskilwa Fire Station, by calling 815-303-4481 for an appointment. Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 3 and 5, 2014. NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 17, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois, setting forth the names

and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as GW Services located at 26342 2300 E St., Ohio, IL 61349. Dated this 17th day of March, 2014. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 20, 27 and Apr. 3, 2014. CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) DENNIS L. SMITH ) Deceased, ) 14-P-26 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of DENNIS L. SMITH. Letters of office were issued on March 21, 2014 to Lisa A. May and Randall L. Smith as independent executors whose attorney is Roger C. Bolin, 227 E. Court Street, Hennepin, IL 61327. 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 issu-

ance 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 21 day of March, 2014. BOYLE & BOLIN Attorneys for Co-Executors 227 E. Court Street Hennepin IL 61327 Tel: 815-925-7393 Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 27, Apr 3 and 10, 2014. NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 20, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Amia Boutique located at 214 W. St. Paul St., Spring Valley, IL 61362. Dated this 20th day of March, 2014. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 27, Apr. 3 and 10, 2014.

INVITATION FOR BIDS CONCRETE SLAB RENOVATION FOR THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC PLANT CITY OF PRINCETON, ILLINOIS SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the CITY OF PRINCETON CITY CLERK, 2 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, until 2:00 p.m. local time on April 17, 2014, and publicly opened and read aloud at that time, for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment required to remove a portion of the existing power plant slab, install new support beams, and pour a new reinforced concrete

slab. The work shall be completed in accordance with the specifications and included plans covering the work. SEALED PROPOSALS MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE WITH MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC PLANT CONCRETE SLAB RENOVATION. Bidders must secure their information as to the condition of the site and all local conditions affecting the work prior to submitting their proposals. A pre-bid meeting will be held at Princeton Electric Plant located at 3 North Main Street in Princeton at 2:00 p.m. local time on April 10, 2014. Bidders are notified that the price bid must include everything as described in the specifications and shown on the drawings. No extra of any kind will be allowed unless ordered in writing by the Owner. The Construction Contract for this project is subject to “An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the State, County, City or any public body or any political subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works”, approved June 26, 1941, as amended, being Section 820 ILCS 130/112 Illinois Compiled Statutes, commonly referred to as The Prevailing Wage Act. Any contract awarded under this Invitation for Bids will require performance and payment bonds in the amount of 100% of the contract price. The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. Plans, specifications, proposal forms and other bidding documents may be examined, for informational purposes only, at the following locations: City of Princeton, 2 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356 HMG Engineers, Inc., P.O. Box 70 - 1075 Lake Road, Carlyle, Illinois 62231 Southern Illinois Builders Association, 1468 Green Mount Road, P.O. Box 1390, O’Fallon, Illinois 62269 McGraw-Hill Construction, 3315 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71913 Central Illinois Plan Room, 1620 S. 5th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62703 POTENTIAL BIDDERS MUST OBTAIN ONE COMPLETE SET OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND PROPOSAL FORMS FROM the office of HMG Engineers, Inc., P.O. Box 70, 1075 Lake Road, Carlyle, Illinois 62231, Telephone Number 618-5943711. Plan and Specification cost is $50.00 nonrefundable. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities in the bidding, or to reject any or all bids, or to accept any bid deemed to be in its best interest. City of Princeton, Illinois per: Keith Cain, Mayor Peter Nelson, City Clerk

Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12, 2014. 13-023344 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF BUREAU PRINCETON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ) ASSOCIATION ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) MATTHEW J. MEYER; NICOLE J. KARNS ) Defendants, ) 13 CH 83 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on December 23, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. in the office of HB Wilkinson Title Co., 108 Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT NUMBERED THREE (3) IN BLOCK NUMBERED SIXTY-FIVE (65) IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF SPRING VALLEY, IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXCEPTING AND RESERVING THE UNDERLYING COAL AND FIRECLAY WITH THE RIGHT TO DIG, MINE AND REMOVE THE SAME WITHOUT ENTERING UPON OR OCCUPYING ANY PART OF THE SURFACE OF SAID PREMISES. Commonly known as 119 East Minnesota Street, Spring Valley, Il 61362. P.I.N. 18-34-481-006. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 651-6705. I597036 Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 20, 27 and Apr. 3, 2014. Visit us at

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Spring has sprung The American White Pelicans (left) are back in the area. This flock landed on the Illinois River off Route 71 east of Starved Rock State Park. BCR photo/Dick Todd

Dale Fiste of Malden submitted this photo (bottom, left) of trumpeter swans resting and feeding on a pond in a field east of Malden on March 14. One had a neck band which identified it as being banded in Wisconsin. Mary Ann Smith of Princeton submitted this photo (bottom, right) of flowers peaking up through the leaves. ••• Do you have some spring photos you would like to share with our readers? Email your photos to with a little information about the picture and you may see it here.

In recognition of Doctor’s Day, Perry Memorial Hospital sincerely appreciates the positive contribution the physicians make to our hospital. We are grateful for the compassionate and quality healthcare they provide to the people and communities we serve. We are proud of the 114 physicians who have privileges at Perry!! Allergy/Immunology Penelope Ewbank, MD Stephen Smart, MD Anesthesiology Deofil Orteza, MD Antonio Ramirez, MD Cardiology Hulbert N. Do, MD Steve Lome, DO Mark J. Hsu, MD David Thompson, MD Nirupama Vallala, MD Subhash Patel, MD Emergency Medicine R.B. Johnston, MD Earel Belford, MD Brinda Krishnan, MD Timothy Voirin, DO Zewdu Haile, MD Family Practice Michael Ahearn, MD Manuel Ascano, MD Rick Cernovich, MD Timothy Pratt, MD Gregg Davis, MD Arnold Faber, MD Martin Faber, MD Robert Mestan, MD Gastroenterology E. Doran, MD

Geetha Dodda, MD Khurram Qadir, MD Gynecology Sripen Lavavej, MD Internal Medicine Ketan Patel, MD

Horea Baila, MD Thomas Webb, MD Douglas McGrady, MD Adam Quinn, DO Kathryn Kramer, MD Andrew Armstrong, MD Wei Liu, MD

Nephrology Alexander Alonso, MD Smitha Pamulaparthy, MD Benjamin Pflederer, MD David Rosborough, MD Samer Sader, MD Robert Sparrow, MD Kumarpal Shrishrimal, MD

Physical Medicine Lisa Snyder, MD

Neurology Rakesh Garg, MD

Pulmonology Subramanyam Chittivelu, MD Michael Peil, MD Bhagat Aulakh, MD Kaninika Verma, MD

Oncology Jijun (Jane) Liu, MD Ophthalmology Chiradej Napawan, MD Oral/Max Surgery Thomas Rooney, DMD James Vaiana, DDS Orthopedics Kirk Green, DO Pathology Elizabeth Bauer-Marsh, MD Devendra Trivedi, MD Ronald Champagne, MD

Podiatry Elie Daniel, DPM Gary Hoelle, DPM Mark Smith, DPM

Radiolgy Kim Arellano-Villarreal, MD Peter Baumgartel, MD Raymond Bertino, MD Kyle Bertrand, MD Robert Bockel, MD Terrance Brady, MD Mikala Brinkman, MD Eric Bugaieski, MD Gordon Campbell, MD Amanda Cross, MD Jeffrey, DeSanto, MD Gerald Dixon, MD

Kevin Fahey, MD George Gentry, MD Mark Goergen, MD Rita Hungate, MD Daniel Hurst, DO Arun Jagannathan, MD Bradley Johnson, MD John Martin, MD Sean Meagher, MD Ryan Meiners, MD Jeffrey Mendell, MD Craig Mitchell, DO Kenneth Moresco, MD Mandar Pattekar, MD Mary Pham, MD David Porter, DO Clarissa Rhode, MD Steven Roat, MD Howard Roth, MD Matthew Scheidt, MD Robert Schmidt, MD Anthony Shadid, MD H. Smouse, MD W. Stevens, MD James Swischuk, MD George Trilikis, MD Steven Ullenius, MD

Lawrence Wang, MD Peter Williams, MD Carter Young, DO Michael Zagardo, MD Gary Zwicky, MD General Surgery Mark Williams, MD PhD Robert Wojcik, MD Richard Anderson, MD Julius Bonello, MD James DeBord, MD Norman Estes, MD Thomas Rossi, MD General & Vascular Surgery James Williams, MD Urology Christian Schwartz, DO Steve Chung, MD Honorary Staff Louis Foley, MD

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Steppin’ Out for the Babies David Grebner, owner of Myrtle’s Cafe and Pie, prepares a crust for a homemade pie before his cafe opens for the day. Grebner will be one of many local restaurant owners who will serve signature samples of food from their menus at the March of Dimes’ seventh annual Steppin’ Out For Our Babies event, to be held Thursday, April 10 at Wise Guys Bar and Grill. The evening will feature a night of fabulous food, fun and an auction. The entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. with tastings. The auction will follow. Tickets for the event are $30 for individuals, $175 for a table of six and $200 for a corporate table. To purchase tickets, call the March of Dimes branch office at 815-220-5806 or email Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the event. BCR photo/Goldie Currie

FAIRVIEW SALE BARN, inc. and Illini Beef Marketing Services (IBMS)

APRIL FEEdER SPECIAL Thursday April 10th -No restrictions. Open to all cattle Also, Easter lambs -all sizes Next cow sale will be Tuesday May 6th at 5:00 UPCOMING SALES IN APRIL APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29th Fed Cattle and butcher cows at 10:00

APRIL 3, 10, 17, & 24th Regular sale at 12:00

1St tUESdAy OF EvERy MONth Special cow sales at 5:00


If you can’t attend, watch the sales on the internet at Jacob Fidler, Sale Barn Manager: (309) 224-2226 Ray Johnson: (309) 337-6029 Bob Garber, Illinois IBMS Manager: (309) 696-9798

Bev Morrell, Office Manager: (309) 778-2225 Fax: (309) 778-2014 • E-MAIL: Bob Fidler, Western IBMS Manager: (309) 224-2327

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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar April 7 Princeton City Council, 7 p.m., city hall Princeton Park District Board, 4:30 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center Sheffield Village Board, 7 p.m., Sheffield Community Center Walnut Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall

Potatoes or cupcakes?

April 8 Ladd Village Board, 6:30 p.m., village hall Tiskilwa Village Board, 7 p.m., fire station Wyanet Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall

OK, it was the annual potato bar at the Open Prairie United Church of Christ, but Rylan Decker thought a cupcake sounded so much better than an old baked potato! The annual event included a baked potato bar with all the toppings, plus a variety of desserts. The event also included a silent and live auction.

April 9 Dalzell Village Board, 7 p.m., fire station

April 10 Bureau County Board, 6:30 p.m., Bureau County Courthouse (this month only)

Auction Calendar April 3 – Larry J. Fenwick, farmland, 10 a.m., sale held at 308 Howard St. (LaMoille Lions Club Building), LaMoille, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. April 5 – John Jensen estate and others, furniture, lawn and garden, Longaberger baskets and pottery, antiques, collectibles, household and tools, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St., (Tumbleson Auction Center), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. April 6 – Lawn and garden, shop, garage, parts and miscellaneous, farm related and antique primitives, pedal tractors, and farm toys, 9:30 a.m., Bureau County Fairgrounds (west edge of Princeton), Tom Tumbleson and Jeremy Rediger, auctioneers. April 12 – Farm machinery, lawn and garden consignment, 8:30 a.m., 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. April 12 – Nicholas, John and James Yeazel, real estate, 10 a.m., 995 Innsbruck Lane, Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. April 14 – Fitzpatrick farm partnership, farmland, 10 a.m., sale held at West Commercial Street (Neponset Community Building), Neponset, 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 You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. ••• The Bureau County Republican is anxious to see your vacation photos. When you’re packing your suitcase for an upcoming excursion, remember to pack a copy of the BCR too. When you get to your destination, have someone take a photo of you holding the newspaper. It’s always fun if you can stand in front of a landmark or something interesting at your destination. When you get home, email the photo and some information about your trip to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and where your photo was taken. We’ll be happy to show your friends, family and neighbors where you went on your most recent vacation. Where in the World is the BCR? Hopefully, it’s in your suitcase and ready to go on a fun-filled journey, filled with memory-making moments. ••• The BCR welcomes your story ideas and news tips. If you have an idea for a story, we’d love to hear it. Call 815-875-4461, ext. 229. •••

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Scammers are heating up for spring ROCKFORD — According to recent reports, more than 20,000 taxpayers have been the target of phone calls from scammers impersonating IRS agents and totaling a loss of more than $1 million. This phone scam is just one of the techniques that scammers use to rip-off unsuspecting consumers. The “dirty dozen” is a list of tax scams that the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois is warning consumers about. The phone scam being No. 1, others on the list include: 2. Identity theft — The IRS continues to be overwhelmed by identity theft, which occurs when a fraudster uses someone else’s name and social security number to claim refunds. 3. Phishing — If you receive an e-mail that appears to be from the IRS and asks for personal information, it’s most likely a phishing scam that wants your identity and your money. The IRS does not reach out to taxpayers via email, texts or social media, so relay any such messages to 4. “Free Money” — Be wary of fliers and ads promising “free money” from the IRS or anyone offering a refund that sounds too good to be true. Some scammers target low-income and elderly people, often through churches, convincing them to claim credits they aren’t entitled to — and even Social Security rebates that don’t exist. These con artists often charge up-front fees and disappear without a trace before the IRS rejects the claims. The victims don’t just lose the scammer’s “fee” — they could also get hit with a $5,000 penalty for making intentional errors on their return. 5. Return preparer fraud — From inventing extra children to stealing identities, some preparers are bad news. Make sure your tax preparer has an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). If a preparer doesn’t put this number on your tax return as required, or fails to sign the form, that should raise a red flag. And watch out for preparers who base fees on the size of your refund. 6. Hiding income offshore — Don’t let anyone convince you it’s a good idea to hide income abroad. The IRS has been cracking down on taxpayers who do this and has collected billions of dollars in back taxes and penalties from tax cheats since 2009. 7. Fake charities — It’s common for scammers to create fake charities to fraudulently collect money — especially in the wake of disasters. Before giving money to a charity, verify that the organization is legitimate and that your donations will be tax deductible by using the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Select Check. And don’t give cash — use a check or credit card so you have proof of payment. 8. Boosting income or expenses — Getting bigger credits than you deserve can get you in big trouble with the IRS. If you get caught, you’ll have to return

any fraudulent refund and pay interest and penalties on any amount owed. 9. Frivolous arguments — Trying to get out of paying taxes? Here are some arguments that will never work: “Filing a tax return is voluntary”, “only gold-based money is taxable” or “your state isn’t part of the United States.” Anyone who tries to tell you differently can’t be trusted. These are considered frivolous arguments and will be rejected, and you could face a number of penalties. 10. Falsely claiming no income — Taxpayers who fall prey to schemes convincing them to falsely report their taxable income as zero could face a penalty of $5,000. 11. Evading taxes — Some shady investment advisers and tax preparers are creating and promoting complicated tax structures and shelters that clients can use to evade taxes — often involving multiple entities and offshore accounts. If someone has tried to convince you to evade taxes, report the incident using Form 14157. 12. Abuse of trusts — Common schemes recommend you transfer money into trusts to reduce your income and avoid paying taxes. While there are appropriate uses of trusts, the IRS has seen a growing number of people improperly using them. The rules governing trusts can be very complicated, so to avoid getting caught up in an illegal arrangement, the IRS recommends consulting with a tax professional. “These scams are spreading and consumers need to understand the risk of financial harm that can occur to them by providing personal information and sending money to scammers” says Dennis Horton, director of the Rockford Office of the Better Business Bureau “The best protection is suspicion don’t put your trust in any unknown person who contacts you.” Tips to avoid being scammed: • Don’t give out your financial information over the phone. The real IRS will not ask for financial information over the phone. Any contact from the IRS will be through direct mail. • Hang up the phone. If you are being asked for personal and financial information by someone claiming to be an IRS employee, simply hang up. • If you receive an email, trash it. The IRS will not attempt to contact you through email. If you receive an email from someone claiming to be the IRS, then it is probably a scam. Emails that scammers send may include computer viruses that could harm your computer or access personal information. • Report the incident.  If you are a victim of this scam, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484. You should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their “FTC Complaint Assistant.” Make sure to add “IRS Telephone Scam” to your comments. For more advice on scams, visit

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All about you Anniversaries 25th Mr. and Mrs. Kerry (Julie) Eilers, March 11.

Birthdays April 3 • Michelle Black • Amy Drozda • Karen Huskey • Jaayce Jorgensen • Nolan Kloepping April 4 • Rita Roberts • Nicole Murphy • Norma Foster • Ketra Fordham • Jennifer Muncey • Tonya Keller April 5 • Cheyenne Hernandez • Jessica Williams • Ashley Danielson

• Ashley Buckman • Brandon Schumacher • Phil Olvero April 6 • Candace Smith April 7 • Jill Kuhne April 8 • Scott Beattie • April Landrus • Minnie Shipp • Ann Dickinson April 9 • Mary Cernovich • Sherena Smith • Kameron Baumgartner

Births Ballerini — Zachary Ballerini and Tiffany Robinson of Spring Valley, daughter, March 21. Dempsey — Mark and Ann (Coutts) Dempsey of Ladd, daughter, March 21. Foster — Terry Foster Jr. and Jayme Reed of LaMoille, daughter, March 15. Hanson — Eric and Megan Hanson, son, March 19. Hayden — Wade Hayden and Kassi Bachman of Princeton, son, March 20. Rapp — Andrew Rapp and Tara Maloy of Princeton, son, March 14.

Death Notices Beams — Paula I. Beams, 69, of Princeton, March 21. Doll — Carol M. Doll, 85, Of Fayetteville, N.C., March 23. Gunning — Jeanne L. Gunning, 94, of Neponset, March 26. Hermann — Arthur D. “Tony” Hermann, 75, of Maquon, March 25. Kaiser — Paul W. Kaiser, 97, of Tampico, March 26. Lange — Pearle E. Lange, 91, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Walnut, March 26. Mason — Kevin Mason, 63, of Peru, March 29. Owens — Lorraine T. Owens, 86, of Franklin Grove, March 24. Riggs — Gladys N. “Susie” Riggs, 75, of Sheffield, March 29. Sarver — Peggy Sue Sarver, 67, of Walnut, March 26. Sobin — Paul J. Sobin, 53, of Spring Valley, March 25. Stuepfert — Naomi L. Stuepfert, 79, of LaMoille, March 29. Witty — Viola Mae Witty, 95, of Princeton, March 26.

White announces poetry contest Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announce entry forms are available for the 10th annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competitions Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. “We created the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition to promote creative writing and provide a new outlet for talented writers,” White said. “Great poems have the ability to enrich and enhance our lives, and I am looking forward to discovering talented new poets with this year’s competition.” The competition is named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks and is cosponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and Kevin Stein,

who succeeded Brooks as Illinois Poet Laureate. The competition is open to Illinois residents age 18 and older. Entries must be postmarked by June 30. Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($100), second ($300) and third ($100) place and winning poems will be submitted for possible publication in the “Ninth Letter,” “RHINO,” and “Quiddity” magazines and “Poetic License Press” publications. Winners will read their poems and receive their prizes at a ceremony later this year at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. For more information or forms, visit www. or contact Bonnie Matheis at 217-558-2065 or

Calendar School in the Fundraiser planned High Matthiessen Auditorium.

Community coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5 in the parish hall.

Open house OHIO — The Ohio Fire Department will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5 for all residents served by the Ohio Fire Protection District. Coffee, soda and snacks will be served and there will be a 50/50 drawing.

Pancake breakfast LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Ohio baseball team will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at the LaMoille Lions Club, 308 Howard St. The menu will consist of pancakes, sausage, eggs, ham, toast, milk, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for kids ages 5-10 and free for kids under 4 years old.

Trunk show UTICA — St. Margaert’s Foundation will hold its annual spring luncheon and trunk show at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Celebrations 150 in Utica. There will be a lunch, shopping, opportunities for massages and visiting with friends. The event price is $15 and includes lunch and refreshments. Tickets are available at Hy-Vee Grocery and Hackman Insurance in Peru, Tri-City Frock Shoppe and Studio 718 in LaSalle, Spring Valley City Bank and St. Margaret’s Hospital Gift Shop. For more information, call 815664-7260. All proceeds benefit St. Margaret’s Foundation.

All about beekeeping UTICA – Merlin and Susan of the Starved Rock Honey Co. will showcase the work of beekeeping and honey production. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. It will last an hour and is free to the public. For more information, call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815-667-4726.

LADD — The Ladd After School Program will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Rip’s in Ladd. This will be for both dine in and carry out. There will also be a bake sale, 50/50 and raffles. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door, from any Ladd After School parent or by calling the 815-2281967.

Fundraiser PRINCETON — The March of Dimes will host the 7th annual Steppin’ Out for Our Babies at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at Wise Guys Bar and Grill in Princeton. This is an evening of food, fun and auction to benefit the March of Dimes. The cost is $30 per individual, $175 per table of six or $200 for a corporate table. For more information, call 815-220-5806 or email

Taco supper MINERAL — The Mineral-Gold Fire Department will hold its taco supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Mineral community hall. There will be raffles and a 50/50. Carryout orders will be available.

Trivia Night LAMOILLE — The LaMoille and Ohio Athletic Boosters will host a Trivia Night Saturday, April 12, at the LaMoille Lions Club, 308 Howard St. in LaMoille. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and trivia will begin at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per team, with six to 10 people on each team. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. To register a team, call Brian Chasteen at 815993-3031, Dee Hughes at 815-866-2226 or Kim Fahs at 815-303-7733. The event will also include silent auctioned, raffles, a cash bar and snacks.

Spring concert LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will hold its spring concert featuring pianist Simon Tiffin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12 at LaSalle-Peru


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Father-daughter dance SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Boosters are sponsoring a father-daughter dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at John F. Kennedy School. The cost is $20 per couple plus $5 per extra child. Cost includes refreshments, corsage and photo. Tickets can be purchased at Heartland Bank.

Chocolate festival LASALLE — LaSalle County CASA will sponsor its seventh annual chocolate festival, Nothing’s Sweeter than a Child, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Celebrations 150 in LaSalle. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under. Admission covers unlimited tasting of 25 area chocolate venders. There will be a silent auction, face painting and cookie decorating for children.

Easter bonnet style show, luncheon SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Historic Association’s Easter bonnet style

show and luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at the Spring Valley Boat Club. Tickets are $15 and are available at the library, city hall or Flowers by Julia in Princeton. Ticket includes lunch, show and refreshments. Julia Cain will be the Master of Ceremonies; she is a millinery expert and owner of Flowers by Julia. For more information, call 815-3034327.

Snakes of Illinois UTICA — Herpetologist Jeff Winter will showcase some of the common snakes of Illinois. Discover why snakes are a key component in the balance of nature. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. It will last an hour and is free to the public. For more information, call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815667-4726.

Bingo PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. 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.

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Food court My favorite meal is meatloaf. It’s simple to make, and you can add so many different things to make each one different. I like to make my meatloaf and then make a package of brown gravy and pour around the meatloaf and bake. It makes the meatloaf so moist.

Meatloaf and Piquant Sauce Meatloaf 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk 2/3 cup bread or cracker crumbs 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon sage 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt Sauce 6 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 cup ketchup 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons dry mustard To prepare meatloaf, beat eggs in small bowl. Add milk and crumbs and stir together with fork. Set aside. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion and seasonings. Add milk and crumb mixture and stir well. Pack meatloaf into greased loaf or baking pan. To prepare sauce, combine all ingredients and beat together with a fork. Spread sauce over meatloaf. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Cowboy Meat Loaf and Potato Casserole 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 cup frozen chopped onion, thawed 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 egg, slightly beaten 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (Bulls Eye) 1 1.25-ounce packet taco seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 24-ounce bag frozen cut potatoes (Ore-Ida) 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup real crumbled bacon 1/2 cup French fried onion Salt and ground black pepper 1 cup shredded 4 cheese Mexican cheese blend Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl,

combine ground beef, onions, bread crumbs, beaten egg, barbecue sauce, taco seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix thoroughly, then gently press into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through. Carefully pour off drippings. Meanwhile microwave potatoes according to package directions in a medium bowl, mash cooked potatoes, with milk and butter. Stir in bacon and fried onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread over meat loaf to the edges of pan, sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven for 15 minutes. Slice and serve.

1 package dry onion soup mix 3 pounds lean ground beef 1 12-ounce bottle barbecue sauce 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 16-ounce can sauerkraut 1 16-ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce Combine bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onion soup and ground beef. Shape into 4 small loaves. In a saucepan, combine all remaining ingredients. Simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over loaves in a baking pan. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours.

Surprise Meatloaf

1 pound ground beef 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/3 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 10 3/4-ounce can mushroom soup 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup water Combine beef, bread crumbs, milk, egg, onion, salt and pepper and shape into balls. Brown meatballs in cooking oil. Cover and cook 15 minutes over low heat. Remove balls, pour off drippings and stir in mushroom soup, cream cheese and water. Heat through. Serve in a chafing dish to keep warm. Good served with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable. Broccoli sounds good to me.

2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 2 eggs 2/3 cup bread crumbs 1 tablespoon parsley flakes 1 10-ounce package chopped spinach, thawed 1 8-ounce carton sour cream 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Mix together ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic salt, eggs, bread crumbs and parsley flakes. Roll out into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle. Combine spinach, sour cream and cheese and spread over meat mixture. Roll up in jelly roll fashion and place in a large loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Celery Meatloaf 1 pound lean ground beef 2 slices day old bread, cubed 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of celery soup 1 medium onion, chopped 1 egg 1 tablespoon soy sauce Dash of pepper Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Spoon into loaf pan or casserole dish. Bake at 400° for 1 hour.

Surprise Mini Loaves 1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 3 eggs, beaten

Cooking Shortcuts Keep these food items in the refrigerator and pantry for fast meal prep and you’ll never come up short.

Vegetarian • Frozen vegetarian seafood, including salmon, tuna, crabs and shrimp (soy-based) • Frozen meat substitutes, including ham, steak, lamb, chicken breasts and nuggets, hot dogs, turkey, pork chops, BBQ ribs, bacon, sausages, beef chunks, ground beef and egg-less fried eggs (soy-based) • Tofu and tempeh (soy-based) • Shelf-stable meat substitutes, including vegetarian turkey and chicken (soy-based)

Dairy • Pre-shredded cheeses (coarse and finely shredded) • Shelf-stable milk in cartons • Pasteurized eggs (can be safely used in meringues and eggnogs)

Bread and pasta • Quick-cooking meat- and cheesefilled pasta in dairy aisle • Betty Crocker Bowl Appétit! rice and pasta bowls, ready in 5 minutes (Pasta Alfredo, Three Cheese Rotini, Homestyle Chicken Flavored Pasta, Cheddar Broccoli Rice, Herb Chicken

Flavored Vegetable Rice and Teriyaki Rice) • Corn and flour tortillas for fast meat and veggie wraps (can be frozen) • Pocket pita bread and submarine sandwich rolls (can be frozen) • Instant rice, potato, couscous and pasta mixes

Vegetable • Pre-cut vegetables and stir-fry vegetable packages (produce and frozen aisles) • Pre-washed vegetables from grocery salad bar, including pea pods, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, bean sprouts, baby carrots, celery and miniature corn cobs • Minced garlic in a jar • Bagged salads and lettuce • Canned, seasoned tomatoes (diced, stewed, and whole)

Sauce and seasoning • Dry packets of seasonings, sauces and salad dressing mixes (stroganoff, taco, sloppy joe, spaghetti, white sauce, gravy, hollandaise, Alfredo, pesto, honey-Dijon and Caesar) • Bottled sauces, marinades and salad dressings (teriyaki, stir-fry, sweet-and-sour, barbecue, mesquite and lemon dill) • Ethnic tomato sauces

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Pizza Meat Loaf Cups 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup pizza sauce 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese Additional pizza sauce In a large bowl, combine the egg, piazza sauce, bread crumbs and Italian seasoning. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide between 12 greased muffin cups; press onto the bottom and up the sides. Fill center with cheese. Bake at 375° for 15 to 18 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Serve with additional pizza sauce. Makes 1 dozen.

Snappy Meat Loaf 2 pounds ground beef 1 cup finely chopped onion 24 Saltine crackers, crumbled 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 eggs, beaten 16 ounces tomato sauce 4 tablespoons cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard


4 tablespoons brown sugar Knead together the ground beef, onion, crackers, salt and pepper, eggs and 8 ounces of the tomato sauce. Shape firmly into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Mix together the vinegar, dry mustard and brown sugar and pour over the meat loaf. Bake at 350° for 1 1/4 hours until done. Serves 8.

Italian Meat Loaf Patties 1 12-ounce package extra wide noodles 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted 1 15-ounce can Del Monte Original sloppy Joe sauce 2 pounds ground beef 1 cup dry bread crumbs 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon dried minced onions Preheat oven to 375°. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Toss with butter, keep warm. Set aside half of sauce to brush on patties. In large bowl, combine remaining sauce with remaining ingredients, mix with fork. On large, greased baking sheet, shape meat mixture into 8 1-inch thick oblong patties. Brush reserved sauce over patties. Bake 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Serve patties on hot buttered noodles.

Meat Loaf Surprise 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 2 cups Wheat Chex brand cereal, crushed to 1 cup 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce 1 egg 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup (4 ounces) diced cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 350°. Combine beef, cereal, tomato sauce, egg, onion, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt and pepper in large bowl. Place half of mixture in ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Place cheese evenly over meat. Top with remaining meat mixture. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until done. If you have any good different meat loaf recipes, I would love to have you send them to my email address at or drop a line to my attention to the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. Happy Meat-Loafing!

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Summer Camp Information Princeton Theatre Group announces summer camps PRINCETON — Learning Stage, the education committee of Princeton Theatre Group, has announced two summer programs which together will provide youth from Grades K-12 the opportunity to experience and participate in live performances, while immersing themselves in the many aspects of bringing a show into production. Both programs are being mounted in cooperation with Festival 56, which this summer marks its 11th season of bringing outstanding professional theater to local audiences. Camp 56, to be held weekdays from June 23 through July 3, returns to mark its fourth consecutive year of providing a theater-based day camp for young people of primary and middle school age. Once again, camp director Lisa Gadomski will engage campers in a series of fun-filled activities including song, dance, make-up, costuming and visits to and with Festival sets, cast and crew. The culmination of their camping experience will be their on-stage appearances in the Festival’s production of “Oliver!” Camp staff will be on hand at the Grace Center box office, 316 S. Main St. in Princeton, on April 26 to accept registrations, which can subsequently be made when the Festival box office officially opens on May 5. The cost to enroll is $100 per camper. Financial assistance may be available to those who demonstrate financial need. Theatre Boot Camp is the re-introduction, after several years’ absence, of a program for highschool aged students with an interest in the dramatic arts. Running for six days beginning July 7, under the direction of Festival 56 co-founder Laura Brigham, the program will combine an opportunity for campers to hone their own performance skills while expanding their understanding of the dramatic arts through exposure to a variety of theatre professionals. The participants will attend three Festival 56 productions, appear in a Festival cabaret and stage their own showcase performance on the final day of camp. The $250 fee includes theater tickets, daily lunches, Friday night dinner and a chaperoned overnight stay at the conclusion of the cabaret. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who demonstrate financial need. Registration material may be accessed on-lined at Camp 56 and Theatre Boot Camp are being fund by grants and contributions from the DuPont Pioneer Giving Program, Sun Foundation and Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust (courtesy of the Illinois Arts Council), Church Women United and other local donors, including St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and Open Prairie United Church of Christ. Inquiries may be directed to

PJWC will offer camp scholarships PRINCETON — The Princeton Junior Woman’s Club and its Education Community Service Program will once again offer camp scholarship money to students in Bureau County. All students in Bureau County attending camp this summer have the opportunity to submit a scholarship application for consideration. Applications for scholarships are available at the Princeton Public Library. All applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than May 1. Applications should be sent to the following address: Princeton Junior Woman’s Club, Attn: Camp Scholarships, P.O. Box 541, Princeton, IL 61356; or emailed to All scholarship recipients will be notified within 10 days following the deadline date. Questions may be directed to Trisha Schafer, Education CSP chairman, via email at Attn: Trisha.

PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, April 3, the Bureau County Pastors meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. Also, the PHS Book Club, “Tigers Read” will meet at the PHS Learning Center during lunch period. The Fiber Arts Presentation by the Creative Crafters will be at 6:30 p.m. There will be four presentations of four different fiber crafts: Lin Karrels, penny rugs and needlepoint on wool; Junedale Straka, rug hooking; Nancy Schmidt, needlepoint; Sandy Rieker, Hardanger embroidery, followed by demonstration stations for each. Also at 6:30 p.m., the Wild with Words writing group led by Martha Brunell will meet. New writers are welcome. Friday, April 4, the Connecting Threads Art Show opening ceremony will be hosted from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a young graduate student, who is finishing her master’s thesis and preparing for marriage, but thoughts of the end of the free life and a potential summer fling intrude. She goes home to her grandmother, where during the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting-bee friends, laughter, bickering, love and advice lead her toward a more openeyed examination of her course. Also Monday, the Princeton Area Home Educators meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, the preschool story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. and feature a chicks craft. At 5 p.m., the Barn Quilts of Bureau County will hold an organizational meeting. Also Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Mary Serafini will give a presentation, Grandma’s Wonderful Quilts of the ‘30s. Serafini will talk on the history and care of vintage quilts and show her own collection. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a quilt to share with others. Wednesday, April 9, the Widmark Centennial Committee meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Also at 6:30 p.m., the Tiskilwa Bible Church Bible study will be held in the local

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history room. Also, the Widmark Wednesday Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a pilot who wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a women he has misused. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife of his best friend. Also Wednesday, Chicks with Sticks crochet and knitting group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Newcomers at all levels are welcome. Thursday, April 10, The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. The group is reading “Winter’s Bone” by Daniel Woodrell. Everyone is invited to join the group. Also Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Laura Durgo will present a brief history presentation on weaving, including types of looms and types of cloth and art that can be produced from them. SPRING VALLEY — Friday, April 11, Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library, is offering a Rules of the Road review course for all citizens in the Spring Valley area from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. BUDA — Saturday, April 12, the Mason Memorial Library will host an afternoon of activities and games for children in kindergarten to fifth grade. The fun will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. New books at the library include “Be Careful What you Wish For,” by Jeffrey Archer; “Power Play,” by Danielle Steel; “Missing You,” by Harlan Coben; “Bloom Street Brides,” by Debbie Macomber; “NYPD Red 2,” by James Patterson; “Justice for Sara,” by Erica Splindler; “Don’t Go,” by Lisa

Scottoline; “Come a Little Closer,” by Bella Andre and many more to choose from. For young adults, the library now has the whole “Divergent” series by Veronica Roth ready for checkout. New DVDs at the library include “12 Years a Slave,” “Catching Fire,” “The Book Thief,” “Frozen,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Clarion Public Library has the books that are being made into movies this year. Read the book, then see the movie and let the librarians know your thoughts. The library has also added many new titles. Stop in and check out the latest by a favorite author or try something new by an author you haven’t read. OHIO — Saturday, April 12, the Ohio Public Library will host its annual Easter party and egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. in the library. This was a popular event last year, so contact the librarian and RSVP, so he can plan ahead. Mark the calendar for Wednesday, April 16. Sara Hildebrand from the Bureau County Farm Bureau will present a program on sheep at 4 p.m. Also, the library’s e-reader program is now up and running. Individuals who are interested in signing up should stop by the library. SHEFFIELD — Sunday, April 6, the Sheffield Public Library will host its second soup supper in the Sheffield Community Center. The event will be from 3 to 6 p.m. and will feature soups prepared and donated by local restaurant chefs. In addition, a variety of other soups will be made by the library board trustees and librarians. The cost of the sup-

per, which includes up to two bowls of soup, bread, crackers, dessert and drink will be $6 for adults and $3 for children, ages 10 and under. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The prizes include a Kindle Fire, Leap Frog learning system and a basket of books for readers of all ages. Tickets will be available at the event. All proceeds from the event will go toward buying books and maintenance improvements to the library building. LASALLE — Tuesday, April 8, the LaSalle Public Library will host Adam Miller, who returns to sing folk songs about the people who built America and their struggle to improve the conditions of their labor. The program is called Songs of the American Labor Movement. The program is made possible through funding from the Alwin C. Carus Trust. This program is free and open to the public. For further information or if a patron needs to inquire about special needs, contact the library at 815-223-2341. PERU — Saturday, April 12, the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s main lobby. Proceeds from the bake sale will be used for young adults materials and programs at the library. The group has monthly meetings throughout the year and is committed to providing teens with materials, programs and information to help them meet learning, cultural and recreational needs. Teen involvement in the library is encouraged through volunteering and promoting the library in the community. More information about the teen group can be found on the library’s website at

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Sports Senior Spotlight Name: Mollie Bates. Nickname: “Molls.” School: Princeton High School. Date/place of birth: July 28, 1996, Peru. Hometown: Princeton. Family: Dad Joe, Mom - Jody, brother - Levi, sister - Katie. Sports: Volleyball and softball. Favorite sport and why: I really can’t choose. They’ve both given me so many unforgettable memories. Likes: Ice cream, shopping, babies and weddings. Dislikes: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, rude people and spiders. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My dad. He’s always been there for me and pushed me to do my best. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mom. She’s my go-to for advice, and she always supports me in everything I do. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: cell phone. People would be surprised to know: that this week has been the only time in my entire life that I’ve EVER missed a practice or game because of an injury, and it’s absolutely terrible!

I stay home to watch: Law and Order: SVU When I need luck for a big game, I: talk to my dad and eat a Hershey’s bar. The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Taylor Clark. She says the funniest things out of nowhere. What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: “She was a senior? Most embarrassing moment: When I got two out of the three outs in one inning. I got out at home and then was put in as a pinch runner because I was the last out. Then, I got out at home again. It was the worst! Most unforgettable moment: The first time my Blaze team won a tournament. I remember everything from that championship game, and getting first was the most satisfying feeling in the world. Ultimate sports fantasy: Being able to play volleyball and softball with the girls I’ve grown up playing with forever. What I would like to do in life: Find a job that I really love, travel the world, and have a family. Three words that best describe myself: Perfectionist, considerate, happy.

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PHS senior Mollie Bates says the person with the greatest influence on her life is her mom, because “she’s my go-to for advice, and she always supports me in everything I do.

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Go fish Mother Nature cooperated beautifully, bringing true spring-like weather for the 2014 Masters Walleye Circuit Spring Valley Tournament over the weekend. Two-man fishing teams tested the waters of the Illinois Valley River, launching from Barto Landing underneath the landmark Spring Valley Bridge.


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2014 Illinois Valley All-Star Game March 29, 2014 • R.M. Germano Gymnasium, Putnam County High School North Girls Roster

Helena Arnadottir, Bureau Valley 5’4 Nicole Bornsheur, Bureau Valley 6’0 Shiela Browning, LaMoille/Ohio 5’7 Catie Carlson, Ottawa 5’8 Carly Gonet, Putnam County 5’6 Daniella Pavlovich, Putnam County 5’4 Jacey Lamboley, Seneca 5’11 Vanessa Martinez, LaMoille/Ohio 5’6 Venessa Voss, Putnam County 5’11 Stephanie Wilson, Putnam County 5’6 Head Coach: James Barnett, Putnam County Asst. Coach: Jeff Rehn, Putnam County Asst. Coach: Jared Sale, Putnam County

South Girls Roster

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Princeton’s Kelly Schmidt (above) wore the Princeton blues one more time for the South All-Stars while LaMoille senior Shiela Browning (below) suited up for the North. South won the game 74-71.

Rebekah Ehresman, El Paso-Gridley 5’7 Anna Gauger, El Paso-Gridley 5’10 Sydney Foster, Midland 5’4 Taylor Myroth, Peoria Christian 6’2 Haley Ruestman, Fieldcrest 5’6 Kelly Schmidt, Princeton 5’8 Morgan Sharisky, Streator 5’6 Head Coach: Greg Myroth, Peoria Christian Asst. Coach: Jim Foster, Midland

North Boys Roster

Sam Bowne, Mendota 6’5 Ryan Condit, Henry 6’1 Nathan Helle, Henry 6’3 Kaleb Jakse, LaSalle-Peru 6’5 Quentin Laesch, Serena 6’1 David Miller, Bureau Valley 6’5 Mark Prescott, Mendota 6’1 Jose Raya, DePue 6’2 Jake Schlosser, Henry 5’10 Ryan Young, Bureau Valley 5’10 Miguel Villarreal, Hall 6’0 Head Coach: Jason Marquis, Bureau Valley Asst. Coach: Alex Coppejan, Bureau Valley

South Boys Roster

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South All-Star Harold Fay of Putnam County’s goes high on defense against the North’s Ryan Young of Bureau Valley.

Conlan Callahan, Seneca 6’2 John Carroll, Ottawa 6’5 Michael Doss Roanoke-Benson 6’5 Harold Fay, Putnam County 6’1 Carter Gallick, Seneca 5’11 Chase Hill, Ottawa 6’1 Evan Kreiser, Putnam County 6’2 Jacob Martini, Marquette 6’0 Nolan Sokol, Streator 6’0 Nick Varvil, Midland 6’0 Head Coach: Russell Witte, Seneca Asst. Coach: Beau Doty, Streator

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NOW HIRING DRIVERS Local 60 hour/7 day Company. Hourly pay and over time. Home nights. Health, 401k, paid vacation. Clean record a must. Hazmat a plus. Serious inquires only. Schoff Farm Service, 815-379-2777

FULL-TIME PERMANENT HIGHWAY MAINTAINER POSITION TO BE FILLED: The Bureau County Highway Department is seeking applications for a fulltime permanent Highway Maintainer. Applicants must have CDL Drivers license, a High School Diploma or GED and must live within Bureau County. Hours are typically 40 per week with overtime as required. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 11, 2014, and can be obtained at the: Bureau County Highway Department, 595 Elm Place, Princeton IL 61356 HOLY CROSS SCHOOL Mendota is accepting resumes for a grade 5/6 Homeroom Teacher and a Technology Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. Send resume to: Mrs. Anita Kobilsek, Principal, Holy Cross School, 1008 Jefferson Street, Mendota, IL 61342

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RETAIL SALES POSITION Flowers By Julia and Surroundings. Send resumes to: 811 East Peru Street, Princeton, IL 61356 AG VIEW FS, INC Part-time SEASONAL AG OFFICE Position at our Buda Plant. Qualifications include strong office skills, organized, general math and computer experience a must. Flexible hours, with some evenings and weekends. Please send resume to: Ag View FS, Inc., 22069 US Hwy 34, Princeton, IL 61356 Seasonal Farm Assistant Princeton area, assist with planting, spraying & harvesting crops! Need valid Drivers license, CDL preferred. 10-16 hour days. Start late April. Able to lift 50-75 lbs. 815-875-6301 or Cell 815-878-0011

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231 • Childcare Summer Help Needed. Looking for someone to help me in my In-Home Daycare. You must enjoy being around little ones, be at least 14 and able to work 3-5 days a week. If interested please call Ruth at 815-872-0101. References required

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


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PUBLIC AUCTION BUREAU COUNTY FARMLAND 86+/- Acres Section 33 • Neponset Township

On behalf of the Fitzpatrick Farm Partnership, the following described farmland will be offered by PUBLIC AUCTION. Sale day location: Neponset Community Building, West Commercial St., Neponset, IL 61345. OPEN TENANCY 2014

The following consignments will be offered at Public Auction located at “The Shed” (REDIGER AUCTION SERVICE), 401 W. Main St., Wyanet, IL 61379 on: Look for this and upcoming auctions on & to see additional consignments.

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FARM LOCATION: S ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 33, Neponset Twp., Bureau County, IL or 7 miles West of Rte 40 on Kentville Road (700N) to 250E Road and South 1¼ mile. FARM DESCRIPTION: 86 +/- acres with 84.82 +/- tillable acres. Tillable soils include Osco, Buckhart, Muscatune and Elkhart. Crop Productivity Index is 131.8 +/-. Tax ID #19-33-400-002. $2,076.56 taxes paid in 2013. Improvements include a small bungalow type home with a 2 car unattached garage. Plat locations, Aerial Photos, Soil Maps and other information available @ TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1.) This tract will be sold on a per acre basis. 2.) Contract acres will be as described by the Bureau County Assessor. 3.) The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard purchase agreement contract. A Buyer’s Premium of 1% of the high bid will be charged to the buyer and added to the bid amount to arrive at the contract purchase price. 10% of the contract purchase price will be due immediately following the auction. The balance will be due and payable on or before May 14, 2014. 4.) The seller shall provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price of the subject property. 5.) The estimated 2013 real estate taxes due and payable in 2014 will be credited by the Seller to the Buyer. All subsequent real estate taxes will be the responsibility of the Buyer. 6.) The property is being sold in “AS IS” condition, with no implied warranties of any kind. 7.) The information is believed to be accurate. However, we strongly urge all prospective buyers to thoroughly research all pertinent data and to draw their own conclusions. 8.) All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any previously printed material. 9.) For additional information or to view the property contact Rick Rediger, Auctioneer at 815-699-7999 or Scott Brummel.


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Attorney for Seller: Duane J Goedken 319 E. 2nd St., Ste. 301 – Muscatine, IA 52761 Number System will be Used – I.D. Required Not Responsible for Accidents Auction conducted by: REDIGER AUCTION SERVICE BRUMMEL REALTY LLC Rick Rediger, Auctioneer Scott Brummel, Broker 815-699-7999 630-553-3200

TRACTORS, FORKLIFTS, ETC: *1999 JD 9300 4 WD, #020342, 4960 hrs, 4 hyd, bareback, 710R-38 tires & duals, rear wheel weights; *1996 Case IH 7220 FWA,#0074873, 7290 hrs, 3 hyd., 3 pt., dual PTO, 18.4/ R42 tires & duals, ft weights – nice tractor; *JD 4850 MFWD, #010094, 6050 hrs, 18.4R42 tires & duals, 4 hyd., 3 pt w/quick hitch, PTO, auto steer ready, very nice; *AC 8070 diesel, 8621 hrs, 2 wd, w/Farm Hand loader, grapple bucket, 20.8R38 tires & duals, 3 pt, 3 remotes, 1000 PTO; *JD4630, # 015079, 1834R38 tires &duals, 2 hyd, 3 pt, quick hitch; *Oliver 1750 Diesel, wide front 3 pt, PTO; *Farmall MTA, #74939, NF, 14.9-38 tires, PTO, Single hyd., runs very good; *Case DC, WF, 12-38 rear tires, PTO, runs, original; *Allis Chalmers FP-40, 4000 lb forklift, LP, runs good; *AC M-100 Motor Grader, 12’ Moldboard, cab and heat, manual shift, runs very good; *1952 DC Case, #560XXX, wide front, 3 PT, elec start, RUNS; *1998 Case 1840 Skidder, 2798 hrs, runs good; *Hyster Fork Lift 318 LP gas, 20,000 lb lift; *Deutz Allis 7085, WF, Cab, 18.4-34 rear, 3 pt, 2 hyd, 6836 hrs.; *IH 1586, WF, cab, 20.8R38 rears, 3 PT, PTO, 9160 hrs.; TILLAGE: *JD 980 26’ field cult w/5 bar spike, NICE; *Kent 36’ finisher w/5 bar spike harrow; *Sunflower 1541 38’ disc, gauge wheels; *JD550 Mulch Master, 19’; *Landoll 2320 Weatherproofer II 7 leg ripper, New Pts, 20’ w/tyne harrow; *JD960 field cult, 26 ½ all new shovels, rear hitch, NICE; *NEW McFarland 28’ 4x4 manual fold harrow; *JD 922 24’ Finisher, 5 bar spike, absolutely field ready, NICE; JD 924 24’ Finisher, 6 bar spike harrow, new shovels, sharp; *JD 980 field cultivator, 24’ w/3 bar tyne; *JD 980 field cultivator, 18’ w/3 bar tyne, rear hitch w/4 section 20’ flex harrow, Very Nice; *Wilrich 40 ½’ field cultivator, walk-tandems, 3 bar coil tyne harrow; *DMI Tigermate 29 ½’ w/3 bar tyne; *DMI 30’ Crumbler; *JD 637 HD 26 ½’ disc; *Pepin 29 ½’ section harrow w/hyd. Lift cart; *Glencoe 9 shank disc chisel; *Glencoe Soil finisher, 18 ½’, walk tandems, 5 bar spike; *DMI Tigermate II, 48 ½’ field cult w/4 bar tyne harrow; *McFarlane 50’ 8 bar spike Harrow w/ hyd. Fold; * McFarlane 34’, 4x4 spike harrow w/hyd fold; *Case IH 200 28’ Soil Finisher w/Remlinger 5 bar spike harrow; 2 - IH 496 Disc, 22’; PLANTERS AND DRILLS: *JD 7240 Planter, #A660232, 8 row 30”, corn boxes w/insecticide, hyd. Down pressure, Yetter no-till w/managers, JD 200 monitor (radar sold separate), 15 3 bu bean boxes and meters (sold separate); *JD 7100 6 row 30” planter, 3 pt, new openers and seed tubes, Keeten firmers, down pressure, very nice; *JD 7100 2 row 30” planter, mechanical drive @ 32,000 pop; * JD 7100 4 row 30”, 3 pt mechanical drive @ 32,000 pop; *2000 – JD 1560 15’ No-till grain drill, new harrow, Local Owner, Very Nice; *JD 7000, 8 row 30”, insecticide, rigid, corn and bean cups; *JD 7000 8 row 36” wing fold planter, insect, NICE; SPRAYERS: *2009 Hardi 4400 Commander, 120’ force booms, 1200 gal, steerable axle, insight w/auto pilot & boom control, Very, Very, Nice; *Hardi Commander 750, 60’booms, New 12.4-42 tires, Hi-cap foamer, flush & rinse, chem fill, quick fill, 1000 rpm pump; *Flexicoil 67XL, 1500 gal, 90’ boom w/windshields, clean water, inductor; *BestWay 500 gallon, PTO pump, 45’ boom w/controls; *Hardi 500 gal, 45’ boom, w/controls; *Blumhardt 1000 gal sprayer, 60’ boom, foam, controls; *Bestway 1000 gal, 60’ Boom, foamer, hydfro Pump, 320/85R38 tires; GRAIN TRUCK, AUGER CARTS AND WAGONS: *2 – J&M 350–20 gravity wagons; *MANY gravity wagons; *1985 IH Twin Screw Tandem, 466 diesel, 18’ steel box w/roll tarp and twin hoist, 10 speed trans. w/400 bu seed tote divided gravity box, roll tarp and 16’ belt conveyor, hyd drive for tandem truck; *M&W 4200 Gravity Box, 16.5L-16.1 tires w/hyd seed auger, Shurloc roll tarp; MISC. EQUIPMENT: *Yetter 30’ 3 pt, hyd fold rotary hoe; *Redball 2000, rigid 8 row fert. tool bar; *Smartbox 16 row system, insecticide for 16 row, complete w/monitor; *JD HX15 Batwing Mower, hard tires, 1000 PTO; *DMI markers for 16 row DMI NH3 tool bar (Like New); *NEW Kory 12T gear w/13,000 gal poly water tank, inductor, transfer pump & weather treated tarp; *Skid steer pallet forks; *New Idea 324 2 row corn picker; *100 KW portable generator w/6 cyl GMC engine on tandem trailer – Must See; *8’ x 20’ Aluminum deck over homemade trailer; *18’ flatbed trailer tandem axle, new floor; HAY AND LIVESTOCK: *New Patriot 24’ hay feeder on wheels; *New Holland 492, 9’ haybine, Very Nice; *1994 New Holland 492, 9 mower conditioner, NICE; *New Holland 1412 discbine mower, NICE; *New Idea 4 bar rake; JD 4 bar hay rake; *New Idea 214 manure spreader; *JD 350 sickle mower; *David Bradley hay rake; *Heider 150 bu auger wagon; *Ford disc mower, 5’, 3 pt hitch; LAWN & GARDEN, RECREATION: *JD 2003 LT 180, 48” deck; *2001 Dixon 4516 hydro, 50” deck; *JD 318, 316, 325 & 345 w/48” decks; *JD 925A, 60 hrs, 1 yr, 60” deck; *JDZ445, 54” deck, NICE; *JD LA145 48” deck, 60 hrs, Nice; *Coleman paddle boat, NEW; *5’ fiberglass dingy; *IH 140 gas tractor, #40167, 12.4-24 turf tires, w/Woods L306 belly mower; *IH Cub 154 Low-Boy, #019058, WF w/13.6-16 turf tires, 60” mower deck & IH factory hyd loader; *Cub Cadet 1015, 10 hp, 32” deck, hydro; *Bush Hog HS1736, zero turn, 17.5 hp w/36” deck, 48 hrs, Like New; *2 Grasshopper 616, 16 hp, 44” deck & 50” deck, zero turn, *Grasshopper 720K, gas, 61” deck, zero turn mower; *Cub Cadet 1250 hydro, 50” deck; *JD 165 w/38” deck; *JD LX178 w/38” deck; *JD 425 all wheel steer, 54” deck, Looks & Runs Good; *JD F911, 72” deck; *JD 316, 46”, NICE; *JD 110; NURSERY STOCK: 5’ Techny Arborvitae, 5’ Norway Spruce, 4’ CO Blue Spruce, 6’ Emerald Green Arborvitae; 100+ IMPLEMENT TOYS: JD,IH, Tru Scale, Case, AC & more; Currently Accepting Consignments – Many more by Sale Day Watch for additions on NUMBER SYSTEM WILL BE USED – I.D. 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Enjoy spring in the country in this lovely updated 5 BR home. Finished lower level almost doubles the size of this home w/beautiful landscaping on almost an acre! New furnace/AC 2012, DW 2014, Range 2010, Refrigerator 2007, HWH 2009, Water Softener 2008, & 40 Yr. Roof 2005. Come see! MLS#08559494 Landmark Realty • Roxana Noble • 815-878-7171

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PRINCETON (2) 2 bedrooms, upstairs on Main Street. Central air. $450/ $550 per month. Broker owned.Call 815-878-3800 PRINCETON 1 bedroom, just painted & professionally cleaned. Appliances, garage & heat furnished. No smoking. $425 a month + deposit. Call 815-875-4706 PRINCETON 1 bedroom, recently remodeled. Great neighborhood. Lease, deposit. $425. 810 South Euclid. Call 217-766-8497 PRINCETON 1 bedroom. All utilities. Appliances furnished. 1-1/2 bath. Ground floor. No pets. Deposit, lease. $465. Call 815-894-2163 PRINCETON Like New 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central air, laundry room, garage. Rent Reduced! 815-7130234/630-632-4113

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3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, 3 Car Garage, Fireplace, 1400ft. $120k. Must see! Must sell!! Owner moving.

13-023344 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF BUREAU PRINCETON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ) ASSOCIATION ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) MATTHEW J. MEYER; NICOLE J. KARNS ) Defendants, ) 13 CH 83 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on December 23, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. in the office of HB Wilkinson Title Co., 108 Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 119 East Minnesota Street, Spring Valley, Il 61362. P.I.N. 18-34-481-006. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 651-6705. I597036 Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 20, 27 and Apr. 3, 2014.

PRINCETON Rent To Own I Help With Loan! 809 North Euclid. 3 bedroom/1.5 bath & 1 Car Garage. $550/month. 815-875-6254

TISKILWA 3-4 bedroom, 1 bath. Central air. $560 a month plus deposit and lease. Must have references. Call 815-646-4472

RURAL PRINCETON 5 bedrooms. Princeton school district. References & security deposit, $850 per month. RAY FARM MANAGEMENT SERVICES Call 815-872-3276 SHEFFIELD Small, 3 bedroom. Available April 1. No pets. No smoking. References required. Deposit. Large yard. Utilities not included. $450/month. Call Mary Ann, 815-878-1846

WYANET 4 bedroom, 11/2 bath, 2 car garage. $700 + deposit. Call 815699-2420 or 815-8662418, after 6pm

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862 • Business Rentals PRINCETON Commercial Office Building on South Pleasant Street, across from Courthouse. Call 309-255-0648

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Country New Listing! New Listing! Tiskilwa $275,000 - 7.98 A. (more $98,500 - 3 BR, well kept acres - addn cost) Historical home w/ great woodwork, lots stagecoach stop! Barn w/ 4 of updates! Siding, windows, stalls. Home w/ 5 BR, 2 baths, gutters & more. Nice floor windows 2009. #08571074 plan. Call us! #08570067

If you want lots of space in a great location, then this is the home for you. 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath updated home w/finished lower level. Beautiful fireplace, large deck, lots of closet space! Come see! MLS #08561701

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Here’s the perfect choice for the 3 BR, 2 Bath ranch home that you’ve been looking for! Almost everything updated since 2008-furnace/ AC, washer, dryer, stove, DW, entry doors, blinds, extra insulation, auto power vent, bathrooms 2010, & BR carpet 2011. Great location. Come see! MLS #08499166 Landmark Realty • Roxana Noble • 815-878-7171

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Price Reduced! $87,000 New Listing! $21,000 Princeton! Vinyl siding, Ohio Commercial Building! Be Your Own Boss & live upstairs hardwood floors, screened (apt on 2nd floor). Sold porch, 3 - 4 BR, 1 baths up As - Is (needs tlc). Endless and 1 bath down. Formal Possibilities. #08568650 DR off kitchen. #08325146

$94,000 - Country HomePrice Reduced! $49,900 Tampico, Il. Price Reduced! Tiskilwa Home! Clean 2 BR, Home w/ several updates! full basement, formal DR, Newer windows, roof, septic newer roof, detached garage, 2010. 2.175 Acres - very furnace 2010. Hardwood secluded! #08489895 under carpet. #07604596

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1203 N. Main St. 216 E. Marion St. 11129 2400 N. Ave. Princeton Princeton Walnut 4 Unit Investment RE, Parking, Great Exposure $159,000

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PRINCETON For Rent/Sale or Rent to Own. 4 bedroom tri-level home. Nice size lower level family room. All new flooring. Appliances. No pets. 624 Aleta. $1,050 per month plus utilities. Call 815wA 739-6842 for application iskil t

18731 1900 North Ave. (Through Red Covered Bridge, left on 1900 N Ave. Last hm on right) Lovely home with outbuildings on 9.32 acres. $398,000

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1043 Lora Ave. Princeton $139,900

PRINCETON Upstairs, two bedroom. North Main Street. Water furnished. $400 a month. Deposit required. New carpet & paint. No smoking or pets. Call 815-878-1166 or 815-915-4200

For Sale By owner

Call Darren at 815-878-5719

Own a home for less than many rent prices. LR, DR, Kit, BR & Bath plus full basement on a 200 ft. deep corner lot. New furnace & HWH. Newer windows. Garage plus shed. Newly landscaped yard w/cherry tree, white pine, ginnala maple hedge, lilac bushes, and room to plant a garden. MLS #08559489 Landmark Realty • Roxana Noble • 815-878-7171

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

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PRINCETON Nicely decorated Duplex. Downstairs unit is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath; upstairs is 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Rent out 1 unit and live in the other. Central air, new furnace. 2.5 car garage. Could be 4 bedroom home. $89,000. Call 815-875-2713

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