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Comprehensively speaking Area residents discuss their visions for Bureau County By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — About 40 Bureau County residents showed up for the last of four public meetings held around the county to gather public input for an updated comprehensive plan for the county.

The Bureau County Regional Planning Commission set up the public meetings, which saw a total of 90 residents in attendance. Bureau County Zoning Enforcement Officer Kris Donarski is working with the commission on the updated comprehensive plan project.

Consultant Michael Reibel facilitated Wednesday’s final meeting, held at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton. Other meetings were held in Buda, Manlius and LaMoille. Reibel began Wednesday’s meeting by giving background on county statistics and then asking audience members for their input on a wide range of topics, from strengths and weaknesses

of the county, transportation and housing needs, business needs, to future goals. Public input is the backbone for the process of updating the existing comprehensive plan, which was done nearly 40 years ago in 1969, he said. When asked what they envisioned for the future of Bureau County, audience members came up with more than 15 different things, including more jobs, especially higher-

paying jobs to retain and attract young people to the county; more small businesses and more manufacturing; more entertainment and other things to do within the county; increased preservation of historical and natural resources in the county; and higher education opportunities within the county for young people as well as continuing education opportunities for adults.

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Princeton: Then and Now

Easter treats for Walnut Food Pantry patrons

Open house is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday

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WALNUT — The Walnut Food Pantry is observing the Easter season by distributing hams and eggs to its patrons this month. Walnut Food Pantry Director Deanna Wilt said the Easter hams and eggs are provided by the Walnut Community Food Basket Group and are being distributed through the food pantry. The community group, which also does food baskets at Christmas, is comprised of people from all the churches in the community, she said. Established in April 2005, the Walnut Food Pantry is located in the basement of the First United Methodist Church. The food pantry is a joint outreach effort of the churches throughout the Walnut Township area. The food pantry is open for distribution on Thursdays, but it will be closed April 17, Maundy Thursday. Currently, the food pantry serves an average of 100 individuals each month. Wilt said the shelves at the food pantry are pretty well stocked right now. The food pantry is still working on some of the food donations received at Christmas time, including a large one by Bureau

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Other recommendations were to do a better job of promoting Bureau County as a great place to live and to raise a family; to protect the county’s quiet spaces; to preserve prime farmland; and to look at the economic development of the county by hiring an economic development director. Looking at the values of the county, residents said they value the

PRINCETON — Princeton’s historic homes and business buildings are being showcased in a new book that compares today’s buildings to how they looked 100 years ago. The Bureau County Historical Society is spearheading the project as an update of a book first published in 1914, featuring dozens of Princeton’s homes, businesses and landmarks. At that time, the book was published by a group called the Princeton Commercial Club. Bureau County Historical Society Director Pam Lange said the new book, “Princeton, the City of Homes: Then and Now,” features photographs from the original book alongside color versions of the same

homes and businesses today. Also included in the new book are several rare photos of other Princeton locations as they were a century ago, she said. The new book, approximately 150 pages, is printed and bound in the same style as the original volume, with a decorative cording and the same cover artwork with an updated title, Lange said. The limited print edition of only 200 books will be a collector’s item and will be introduced at a special open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bureau County Historical Society’s Newell Bryant Home — a stately Greek Revival house dating back to 1853, located at 634 S. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Refreshments will also be served.

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The Bureau County Historical Society team who spearheaded the society’s most recent project — a book titled, “Princeton, the City of Homes: Then and Now,” will be debuted from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bureau County Historical Society’s Newell Bryant Home (pictured in the background) on Princeton’s South Pleasant Street. Pictured are historical society Director Pam Lange (from left), Carolyn Workman and Kathy O’Malley, who is holding a copy of the new book.

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Correction The Wyanet Historical Society has recently acquired a horseless carriage from the Gordon Richmond family. It is not on display. The BCR regrets this error.

Auction Calendar 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.

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year, St. Bede curriculum will be integrated into Kinglee High School. Faculty members and Principal Michelle Mershon will travel to China to work with the faculty and administration of Kinglee. “Courses at Kinglee will contain the same subject matter taught at St. Bede,” he said. “The transition will be seamless.” Students who choose to study in China will stay with the boarders at the school during the week and will go home on weekends and stay with families of fellow

students. Those St. Bede students who go to China to study will not incur other costs, just the regular St. Bede tuition. “The cultural benefits are far beyond what I could even imagine,” Struck said. In 2010, St. Bede formalized its international boarding program. In 2013, six students from Kinglee High School attended St. Bede. “The result of this experiment has been nothing short of outstanding, and today we’re entering into the next phase of the very successful mutual, beneficial

relationship,” he said. Wei-Chi Lee, owner of Kinglee High School and Best Educational Organization, was present at the press conference with her husband, Yao-Bing Wang, general manager; Eileen Wang, director of International Affairs; and Jen-Hao Walter Hsu, director of International Department. “Everyone in the world should have the right and opportunity to go anywhere in the world for a better education,” Lee said during the press conference. “Technology does indeed shorten time and space between

people, but I believe that only through internationalization of education can we bring peoples’ minds closer together.” She explained Kinglee High School has been dedicated to internationalizing education in China and how the partnership with St. Bede sets a stepping stone for internationalization of education in China. “We will work with St. Bede to carry on this mission to other parts of the world,” she said. Following the press conference, there was one question from the audience. With St. Bede being a Catholic high school, how would the area of religion be worked into curriculum at Kinglee High School? Struck explained that religion would eventually be integrated into the curriculum and admitted it would be difficult to find a person to fill that role. Lee understood how some might be concerned about the teaching of religion in China, where the government does hold regulation on religion, but explained at her school they find it important for everyone to choose their own religious faith and hold the respect for each others’ choosing. She assured religion would be integrated into the curriculum at Kinglee. Comment on this story at

a ‘then and now’ version of the book, she said. On Thursday, O’Malley said it was a fun project which turned out well. “Carolyn Workman, Pam Lange and I went out on a couple of photo safaris to photograph the homes in different light, at different times of day, and in different seasons, so we think we got the best of them,” O’Malley said. “The book itself

is an exact reproduction of the original, right down to the hand-tied cord on the binding, and it’s so wonderful to see the love and care that so many of these homes have received in the last 100 years.” People might be surprised to see that some of the original architectural details on some of the homes are no longer there, O’Malley said. Some rooflines have

been changed, curiosities like a third floor window decoration are gone, and yet some of them look just the same, right down to the barn/garage behind the house, she said. Lange agreed, saying she thinks people will be surprised at how Princeton has changed during the last 100 years, but also at how much remains the same. People who live currently in Princeton as well as former area residents will enjoy this book, she said. Workman said, “I own one of the original

books, and I just love it. I had always hoped we would do some kind of update on that book. I think the result is just great — fabulous.” The public is invited to Sunday’s open house to get a first look at the new book. The books can also be ordered with a credit card through the museum’s website — http://bureaucountyhistoricalsociety. com, or by phone. As announced on the website, the cost is $25 per book plus $3.50 for shipping. Comment on this story at

By Goldie Currie

PERU — St. Bede Academy has expanded its horizons and cross cultural education opportunities. With the signing of an agreement with sisterschool, Kinglee High School, St. Bede Academy now offers the opportunity to study a semester at the school located in Zhengzhou, China. The opportunity will not be limited to students, but it will also include faculty and administration, as well. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Superintendent Ted Struck announced the milestone in St. Bede history. “At St. Bede Academy we’re always looking for ways to give students a unique opportunity to instill in them outstanding academics and character,” he explained. “We want our students to have the desire and inspiration to be good global citizens. Having the opportunity to study abroad in China is an outstanding cultural opportunity at any level, let alone a high school in the Illinois Valley.” Struck explained throughout the next

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Lange said she, Kathy O’Malley and Carolyn Workman worked on the new book for about a year. Books on Princeton and Bureau County history have always been popular with the public, and since the trio (O’Malley, Workman and Lange) all liked the original 1914 book, they decided to do

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St. Bede Academy Superintendent Ted Struck shakes hands with Wei-Chi Lee, owner and president of Kinglee High School of Zhengzhou, China, after signing a formal agreement with the sister-school. With the agreement, St. Bede students will have the opportunity to study a semester at Kinglee.


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Pink Ribbon Club hosts retreat By Goldie Currie

PRINCETON — The Illinois Valley Breast Cancer Connection’s Pink Ribbon Club is revving up for their first retreat for area breast cancer survivors. Survivors from Bureau and LaSalle counties will flock to the AmericInn in Princeton on Friday for a night of fun and relaxation. The mini get-away will be just for survivors, along with friends and family. Sonnie Blocki, who is founder of the Pink Ribbon Club, explained the importance of a fun night out to get minds off the everyday stress and struggles. The entertaining free night will allow survivors to kick back and enjoy a cheery time. “The cool thing is AmericInn has donated a block of rooms for survivors on top of their overwhelming generosity in assisting with planning and decorating for the very “pink” weekend,” Blocki explained. The women will be able to stay the night without having to worry about any hotel expenses.

The event will include several activities including a spa room with manicures and pedicures, a mini-theater room to watch “chick flick” movies, games, pizza and at the end of the night, a PJ pageant. “It’s all about the support and having fun,” Blocki explained. “We’ve asked the ladies to come show off their PJs and bling. We’re going to have fun titles for the winners and actual judges judging the PJs.” The Pink Ribbon Club has been together since July 2013 and attracts anywhere from 25 to 47 women who attend its monthly meetings. Blocki works as a physical therapist in the rehab stage of cancer

survivors. While conversing with the many survivors she discovered there was a need for more than the traditional cancer support group. The Pink Ribbon Club fills that gap and provides educational, social and medical resources to assist with the journey. The support is provided at all journey stages in cancer survivors. Blocki explained the most unique aspect of the group is that it shares resources of many area medical providers and facilities in the area. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Valley Regional Cancer Center in Peru. Those interested in learning more about the Pink Ribbon Club may contact Blocki by emailing or call 815-220-878. Comment on this story at www.

Arrests made in Facebook threats Two students charged with cyber-stalking By Christi Warren Shaw Media Service

ROCK FALLS – Two Rock Falls High School students have been charged with cyberstalking, a felony, in connection with threats to “shoot up” the school

Pantry From Page 1 Valley North students. The Student Council led that food collection, and instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, the students used that money to bring in food items for the food pantry. As another help, the food pantry has been able to get paper products rather inexpensively through Gary Brooks at the Walnut Leader newspaper and his contacts.

that were posted on a Facebook page. The 16- and 17-yearold boys were arrested last week before being released to the custody of their parents, police said. On March 12, Rock Falls Police learned about the Facebook page, which reportedly had “rude and disrespectful” comments on it pertaining to sinners, God, the devil and Matt Anderson, the Rock Falls

High School student who recently died in what authorities are calling an accidental shooting. After being made aware of the threats, police stepped up their patrols at the school. Rock Falls Police Chief Mike Kuelper said his detectives launched an investigation, in conjunction with Facebook, to determine the identities of the people who used the page, which had been

set up anonymously with false identifying information. Facebook accessed the IP addresses of the account’s users, which were provided to police, Kuelper said. Interviews with students and parents, and the following up of leads police received from Facebook, led to the arrests of two boys. Comment on this story at

However, the food pantry does need personal hygiene items, like soaps, shampoos, toothpaste and toothbrushes, Wilt said. As far as the patrons, Wilt said it seems like she is seeing someone new every month. Some people may come in for a few months and then not need the food pantry for a while, but then may need to come back again. “The need is here; that’s why we implemented the food pantry,” Wilt said.

Prior to the opening of the food pantry, Walnut area people had been going to the food pantry in Princeton, but not everyone had the needed transportation to get there, Wilt said. People can now walk to the Walnut Food Pantry, or there are people within the community, including food pantry volunteers, who will offer those people a ride to the facility. Donations are always accepted, any time of the year, Wilt said. People may drop off their donations at the Method-

ist Church, at the other churches in the community, or by contacting Wilt or the board members. Comment on this story at

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LaSalle County judge charged with DUI By Donna Barker

OTTAWA — A LaSalle County judge will appear in court in May on charges of driving under the influence. Thirteenth Judicial District Circuit Judge Joseph Hettel was charged with DUI on Monday evening in Ottawa, after his vehicle allegedly struck a parked vehicle, which in turn struck a utility pole. He was also charged with improper lane use, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and using a handheld communication device while driving. He will make his first court appearance May 19 in LaSalle County traffic court before Circuit Judge Daniel Bute.

Hettel issued a statement Wednesday concerning Monday’s charges. “I sincerely apologize to the citizens of our judicial circuit, my colleagues on the bench, the lawyers who appear before me, my friends and supporters and, in particular, my family,” Hettel said. “I intend to comment further when my traffic case has concluded.” Hettel, 46, of Ottawa served for six years as the LaSalle County State’s Attorney before being appointed to the bench by the Illinois Supreme Court in November 2006 to fill a vacancy created by the appointment of Robert Carter to the Third District Appellate Court. Comment on this story at

Baby photos available at PMH PRINCETON — Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 25 and 27. The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the lower level inside the cafeteria.

Meeting cancelled PRINCETON — The regular meeting of the Princeton Park District scheduled for Monday at 4:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. For questions, call Elaine Russell, executive director, at 815-872-0840.

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Plan From Page 1 county’s quality of life, its schools and religious freedom, public health and safety, and lower crime rate. Other things of great value are the new Captain Swift Bridge as an attraction for the county, the county’s proximity to Interstate 80, its clean air, historical resources and landmarks, and natural resources. Those things all need to be preserved in the future, the audience members agreed. The county also needs to work to preserve its existing small and light manufacturing businesses, an audience member said. The strengths of the county include its people, schools, churches, values, cleanliness, and transportation options through BPART, the railroad and interstate. Among the county’s

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weaknesses are its unemployment problem, the loss of industry, the loss of young people from the area, drugs, lack of medical resources and a lack of vision for the county. The audience also gave input on the types of housing it would like to see in the county in the future, how to improve the local economy, what types of businesses need to be attracted to the county, developing transportation options and what kinds of county facilities are needed to maximize the quality of life in the county. Donarski said the regional planning commission hopes to have the updated comprehensive plan completed by the end of the summer. The plan will then be brought to the full Bureau County Board for final review and approval. Comment on this story at

Bureau County by the numbers * The population of Bureau County continues to decline. The 2010 census shows the county had 34,918 residents, which represents 1.5 percent less than the 2000 population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more of the population, about 74.5 percent, are living in municipalities and incorporated areas, compared to 73.6 percent in 2000. • The county population’s median age increased, from 39.6 years to 42.5 years, between the 2000 and 2010 census. • Bureau County covers 866 square miles; 92 percent of its land is used for agriculture or agriculture-related purposes; 422,805 acres are classified as prime farmland; 15,762 acres are classified as wetlands. • Bureau County has 1,786 miles of public roadways. • Bureau County has an 8 percent housing vacancy, compared to 9.7 percent statewide. • Approximately 84 percent of the county’s dwelling units are one-unit, detached buildings. The median value of a home in Bureau County is $103,800, compared to $198,500 for the state. • Based on 2012 numbers, Bureau County’s had a average monthly unemployment rate of 9.5 percent, compared to 8.9 percent for the state. • Approximately 60.7 percent of the local work force work within the county. Source: Information presented by consultant Michael Reibel.

Meeting Minutes Bureau Valley School District MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley School Board met in regular session on March 17 and took the following action: • Discussed foundation grants will be awarded at the April board meeting. Administrators reported on their building activities. High School Principal Eric Lawson and Athletic Director Jeff Ohlson said the athletic conference voted for no division in the football conference starting the 2015-16 year. All schools will play each other, (and teams will rotate between north and south divisions). The Boosters Club was thanked for purchasing a portable sounds system for outdoor and commons area use. • BV South Principal Kristal LeRette reported 40 students have preregistered for kindergarten. The district usually sees a gain of four to five students when school starts in the fall and is estimating an enrollment of about 47 students. BV North Principal Sandra Beitsch said her students are currently practicing for computer-based PARCC field tests. The Bureau Valley Drawdown was held on March 22 at Arnie’s in Deer Grove. • Approved regular meeting minutes of Feb. 24, closed session minutes of Feb. 24 regular meeting, Feb. 8 special meeting minutes and March 3 personnel committee meeting minutes. • Approved current Bureau Valley 340 bills and payroll, current Bureau County Special Schools bills and payroll, monthly financial and treasurer’s report. • Approved the Title I School Improvement Plans for Wyanet Elementary and BV South. • Approved a travel request for the renaissance program students to attend a national conference training program

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in Orlando, Fla., July 11-13. Costs are paid from the program’s funds. • Approved the annual Science Club boundary waters trip June 2-7. • Approved the district’s BMP Special Education Cooperative membership agreement with Timberline Billing Service LLC to process Medicaid claims for reimbursement for member districts. • Approved the support staff handbook changes as presented. After a closed session. the board: • Accepted the resignations of Paul Arteaga as high school physical education teacher, effective at the end of the 2013-14 school year; Dan Gustafson as BV South Student Council Sponsor and Michael Garber as BEST teacher. • Accepted the employment of Spencer Davis as head football coach for the 2014-15 school year. • Approved the rehiring of district administrators BV North Principal Sandra Beitsch, BV South Principal Kristal LeRette, BV High School Principal Eric Lawson and Alternative Education/Behavior Disorder Programs Administrator Egan Hicks, all for the 2014-15 school year. The next regular meeting of the Bureau Valley School Board will be at 7 p.m. April 28 in the district administrative office in Manlius.

Ladd Community Consolidated School LADD — The Ladd Community Consolidated School District Board met for its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 18. The following business was conducted: • Amy Rynkewicz and Jacki Knowles demonstrated an iPad application that a non-verbal student uses to communicate. • Superintendent Michelle Zeko reported

the district has collected 79 percent of its budgeted revenues for the fiscal year and expended 62 percent of budgeted expenses. • The PTO hosted Family Movie Night on March 28. The movie shown was Disney’s “Frozen.” The PTO is getting ready to launch their club’s choice spring fundraiser and will host one more book fair during the last week in April. • Grandparent luncheon will be on April 11, which is the last Friday before spring break. • Updated quotes for an electronic school sign were received. Location was discussed. The school will apply to the village for a variance. • School safety was discussed. • The board and staff will work together to plan for a one technology device per student learning environment. • Purchased three sections of risers with side rails from Wenger. • Rehired staff for the 2014-15 school year. The next regular meeting for the board of education will be held at 7 p.m. April 15.

Ohio High School OHIO — The Ohio High School Board conducted the following business at its Feb. 24 meeting: • Approved the December treasurer’s report, bills and payroll as presented. • Approved changes for the Fiscal Year 2015 school year, with changes in fees and uniform costs. Substitute teacher pay and officials pay stayed the same. • After closed session, announced next year’s staffing will remain the same. • Approved the final itinerary for the 2014 senior class trip. • Heard from Superintendent Sharon Sweger’s report the high school has 33 students. Also, due to all of the snow

days, changes in this year’s calendar have been made, but the graduation date will not change. The district has made-up two snow days, which leaves three days at the end of the year past Memorial Day. • Heard from Sweger that general state aid predictions are the district will receive about 85 percent of its general state aid next year. • Heard from Sweger the district’s insurance company representative Greg Manuel conducted an annual inspection of the building. He reported no items were identified as potential hazards, and he was impressed with the overall care of the facility, Sweger said. • Also heard the district has delayed the roll-out of the Kunos. The school is working with the company and Quentech to get the Kunos in the students’ hands as soon as possible, Sweger said. • Principal Jason Wilt reported on spring sports, baseball, track and softball. The Ohio girls basketball team ended its season with varsity having a 10-15 record and the freshsoph team having a 1-10 team, but it was a young team, Wilt said. Also, heard Vanessa Martinez made the Little Ten All Conference Team; Jasmine Kahly and Riley Johnson made it to the Three Point Shoot-Out Sectionals. The boys’ basketball team was playing in their regionals that night. Boys varsity has a 5-8 record, and the fresh-soph team is 8-10, Wilt said. The fresh-soph had a tournament this past weekend and placed third out of 13 teams, Wilt added. • Heard from Wilt that the Jan. 29 rededication of the retired jerseys went very well with four out of the six former basketball players and coach Lloyd Johnson in attendance.

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Kenneth Sloan PRINCETON — Graveside services for Kenneth Earl Sloan, 74, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Las Vegas, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton.

Lee Bennett NEPONSET — Lee Bennett, 70, of Neponset died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1943, in Kewanee, the son of Howard S. and M. Jane (Stetson) Bennett. He married Vicki A. Fueri on Sept. 22, 1968, in Neponset. She survives, as do a son, Matthew L. (Kris) Bennett of Neponset; a daughter, Cathleen A. (Paul) Rashid of Neponset; two brothers, John H. (Dianne) Bennett and Bob L. (Con- Lee Bennett nie) Bennett, both of Neponset; a sister, M. Sue Norton of Neponset; and six grandchildren, Cody, Cole and Hope Bennett, and Rachel, Ty and Zeb Rashid. Lee graduated from Neponset High School in 1962. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and had received the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He was an avid farmer and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kewanee, the Neponset American Legion and a member of the Neponset Grain Elevator Board. He was also a volunteer for the Neponset Fire Department. He enjoyed watching wildlife and scouring the countryside on his 4-wheeler or in his truck. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Jacobs. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with the Rev. Dr. Dale Dykstra officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Neponset American Legion. Cremation will be accorded following the services and inurnment will be held in West Neponset Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Neponset Fire Department, First Presbyterian Church in Kewanee or to the Neponset Historical Society. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at

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PRINCETON — A visitation for Phyllis A. Malm, 79, of Princeton, who passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today, 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.

Francis Ary TISKILWA — Francis H. Ary, 82, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, in his home, following a brief illness. Born June 18, 1931, in Peoria to Francis H. and Catherine (Singer) Ary Sr., he married Dorothy Downey Nov. 4, 1951, in Putnam. She survives. He was a graduate of Tiskilwa High School and a lifelong farmer. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, having been stationed in England. He was a member of the Tiskilwa Community Church, the Tiskilwa American Legion, the Bureau County Fair Board and the Farm Bureau. He had served as Wheatland Township supervisor for 35 years. Also surviving are his children, Michael (Mary) Ary of Tiskilwa, Janet (Joseph) Ballerini of New Lenox, Joseph (Diane) Ary of Quincy, Sally (Thomas) Trumpinski of Sublette, Barbara (Michael) Williams of Cunningham, Tenn., and Suzanne Ary of Virginia Beach, Va.; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Robert (LaRue) Ary of Layton, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Edward, Donald, Richard and Dorothy; and one nephew. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Tiskilwa Community Church with the Rev. Todd Krost officiating. Interment will follow in the Putnam Cemetery, with military honors by the Princeton Veterans Memorial Group. Visitation was held Friday, April 4, in the FiocchiJensen Funeral Home, Princeton, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday, April 5, at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Tiskilwa Community Church or the Tiskilwa Historical Society.

Police reports

Luis Donaldo Sanchez-Medrano, 20, of Kewanee was traveling at 6:47 a.m. March 24 on 700 North Avenue, three-fourth mile west of 1725 East Avenue, when his vehicle hit a deer. Harry A. Grissinger, 68, of Savanna was traveling at 7:04 a.m. March 21 on Route 92, one-half mile east of 2750 East Street, when his vehicle hit a deer. Robert K. Lunn, 33, of Princeton was traveling at 5:57 a.m. March 24 on Route 26, one-half mile north of 1200 North Avenue, when his vehicle hit a deer. Michael W. Maynard, 56, of Walnut was traveling at 8:30 p.m. March 25 on Route 92, one-eighth mile west of 1000 East Street, when his vehicle hit a deer.


Robert E. Andersen, 77, of rural Walnut was involved in an accident at 4:45 p.m. March 20 while traveling on 1100 East Street, twotenths mile north of 2275 North Avenue. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. A 16-year-old Bradford girl was involved in an accident at 9:58 p.m. March 23 on Route 40, onefourth mile south of 900 North Avenue. Jonathan P. Specht, 27, of Hoopole was involved in an accident at 8:20 a.m. March 19 while traveling on 2000 North Avenue, one-fourth mile west of 250 East Street. Scott A. Burrows, 56, of Dixon was involved in an accident at 2:21 a.m. March 25 on Route 40, one-fourth mile south of 2775 North Avenue.

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Leonard Funfsinn MENDOTA — Leonard W. Funfsinn, 74, of Mendota died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Mendota Community Hospital. He was born July 21, 1939, in Mendota to Joseph F. and Margaret (Yost) Funfsinn. He married Katherine Heinzeroth on June 15, 1963, in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Peterstown. A 1957 graduate of Mendota High School, he was a substitute mail carrier for many years and was a bus driver for Mendota schools from 1960 to 2010, retiring after 50 years. He was employed by Nauman Auctioneering and later by Becker Auctioneering. He was an avid fisherman and loved playing cards of any kind. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, where he served as an usher. He was a member of the Mendota chapter of Ducks Unlimited and Elks Lodge 1212, where he was active in bowling leagues. He served with the U.S. Army. He farmed his entire life in Troy Grove Township. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; two daughters, Tina (Carl) Kittilson of Mendota and Beth Dewey of Sterling; five grandchildren, Curtis and Jolene Kittilson, Rachel Tate, and Patrick and Zachary Dewey; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Geraldine (Clifford) Sondgeroth of Mendota. He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Leo. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, in Holy Cross Church, Mendota, with the Rev. Tom Otto officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Peterstown, with military rites by VFW Post 4079. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

Ruth Kramer LOCKPORT — Ruth M. Kramer (nee Anderson), 83, of Lockport passed peacefully Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Lemont Rehab Center. She was born in Ohio, Ill., living in Lockport since 1962. She retired from the Orland Park Library after 15 years of service and she was also an English teacher at Lockport Township High School, Central Campus for 20 years. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in English and received a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in library science. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at WIU and the A.A.U.W. Ruth was unique, dedicated and loyal to her family. She was very committed to her career, but most of all she cherished her family. She is survived by her one and only devoted son, Kevin (Stacey) of Cary, Ill.; four grandchildren, Matthew, Eric, Christopher and Katharine Kramer; a brother, Ted (Elaine) Anderson of Glen Ellyn; and three nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in 2003, and her parents, Pearl and Florence (Bolback) Anderson. Visitation for Ruth will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the O’Neil Funeral Home Chapel, 1105 E. Ninth St. (159th St.), Lockport. All services will take place at noon Tuesday, April 8, at Union Cemetery in Ohio, Ill. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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Processing pride I’ve been reading with interest BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie’s coverage of the DePue School Board. In a nutshell, the board has been wrestling with the topic of graduation. To summarize the issue briefly, the school board set graduation for a Sunday this year — primarily to keep from competing with the state track meet. On the other side of the proverbial coin though, the students didn’t want to stray from the tradition of a Friday evening graduation ceremony. In the past few weeks, it’s been very interesting to read about some of the DePue students and their efforts to ask Terri the board of education to, in essence, Simon change their minds and put graduation back on Friday. From what I gather, the students initially asked the board members to change their minds and move graduation back to a Friday, but the board didn’t think the students had given enough compelling information to cause the change. On Tuesday, however, the board held a special meeting and heard students give a plethora of evidence pertaining to a Friday graduation date, including research findings, surveys the students had performed with teachers, staff and community members, and letters they had collected from alumni students who also sided with a Friday ceremony. On top of that, students spoke directly to the board, hoping to make their case heard this time. So the students spoke ... and the board listened. In a unanimous vote, the board changed its Sunday decision and moved the graduation date back to Friday. I should tell you right up front that DePue’s graduation date doesn’t matter to me. We will send a photographer to the event, regardless of the day it’s on. Also, I have no family or friends who graduate from DePue this year. While I do know of students from other schools who have missed their graduation day because of the state track meet, I have no opinion on what day to hold the ceremony. So the reason for this column isn’t to take a stand on when DePue should hold its graduation. Instead, I have to tell you how impressed I am, not with just the DePue students but also with the school’s board of education. What a tremendous lesson was taught Tuesday night as those students calmly and thoroughly presented their research to the board. I can’t help but think those young people gained a wealth of knowledge and experience through this exercise. No doubt they will take what they’ve learned and experienced with them into their future endeavors. Applause, applause, applause! But while I think it’s natural to initially congratulate the students for their efforts, a good share of applause also has to be reserved for the DePue School Board of Education. These folks obviously listened to these students with an open mind. Not only did they give them time during their regular school board meeting, they also set a special meeting to continue the discussion with the students. I’ve been on boards, and I know it’s difficult to change an entire board’s mind, especially once a decision has been made. But the DePue School Board did it. They changed their mind, and in essence, I believe they changed the lives of those students — not so much for the change in the graduation date, but the idea that one can make a difference in their world. No doubt those students went home that night feeling proud of what they had accomplished. But I also want that school board to know that pride rests on their shoulders. We don’t often tell adults we are proud of them, but for what it’s worth, I’m very proud of that school board, for they showed they have the best interest of their students at heart ... and ironically, I don’t think it has anything to do with what day graduation falls on. BCR Editor Terri Simon can be reached at

First Person Robert Schmidt City: LaMoille. Where did you grow up: Arlington and a farm. Family: Wife, Carol. Pets: Cat. Occupation: Retired. What is the last song you listened to: “ABBA Super Trooper.”

one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Hamburger and fries.

What is the last book you read: “Handbook of Fighter Aircraft.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: My wife.

What is the last television show you watched: “House Hunters.”

What is your favorite local restaurant: J.T.’s.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you

spend it: Same as I do now. People would be surprised to know that you: I don’t think any one would be surprised at what I would try. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: People work together for a cause. If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: Nothing.

Enjoying the ‘madness’ On a Sunday afternoon in March, as I write this column, I am sitting on my couch, laptop in hand, and my television tuned to the NCAA basketball tournament. That’s not an unusual occurrence during the past week; I have been tuned in to many basketball games. In fact, just today, this is the third game that I have watched. The first being a NIT game featuring the Fighting Illini from the University of Illinois. I am kind of a basketball nut. I think it partially stems from my youth. I graduated from Tiskilwa High School (many years ago) and attended that school during a time of some pretty good basketball teams. Coach Prusator could take a group of boys, some with a good amount of talent and some just small town and country boys who were willing to work hard and were instilled by him and their parents with the idea that hard work could make you a winner. It was a great time, and the original March Madness of Illinois high school basketball was a big part of those years. Anyway, my love of basketball continues today. “March Madness” of the NCAA tournament is one of my favorite times of the year. I enjoy every aspect of the games. But, I really enjoy watching the underdog; Cinderella teams send some of the powerhouse college basketball teams home in the early rounds of the tournament. This year sending big schools home has been a pretty common occurrence. I enjoyed all of those outcomes. There are a wide variety of dynamics that contribute to the college basketball games. Unfortunately, there are announcers from whatever network I happen to be watching. I am not a big fan

Nita Wyatt COMMENTARY of that facet of the game. I like for announcers to be impartial, and too many of them seem to pick favorites; that makes me turn the volume to mute and just watch the game without the interference of their voices. Sorry, all you local sports announcers out there — I’m not talking about you — I am speaking of national announcers who pick favorites and talk a little too much for my taste. So, we have the announcers; then we have the pep band. I love the pep band! As a former band member myself, I love listening to the songs that every pep bands play. If you have ever been to any basketball game, you know what I mean. During one of the games I recently watched, the tuba players were spinning in circles. I pointed them out to my 5-year-old grandson. He was so impressed, saying that he plans to play the tuba when he grows up. I think he liked the idea of spinning. Then there are the fans. The fans are crazy and inspiring. Some of them travel for long distances to support their favorite team. They show up at games decked out in the school colors, and many of them stand through the games, only taking a break to sit at halftime. Their passion for their particular school is pretty amazing. I watched a young boy, probably 12 or 13, with tears on his face as his beloved Jayhawks were going down in defeat. That boy would probably never let someone see him cry except when it came to the love of his team.

As most of you probably know, the NCAA basketball tournament is made up of 64 teams from around the United States. There are numerous teams that are included in the action because of winning their conference tournament. These “automatic bids” are joined by “at-large bids” that are made by a committee. The automatic bids are what makes the tournament so interesting and special. These automatic bids come from large and small conferences, and then essentially the big boys play the little boys in the opening rounds. As I said, I tend to pick the underdogs as my favorites, and I love some of those schools, teams and their names. This year there were the Dayton “Flyers,” the Eastern Kentucky “Colonels,” the Stephen F. Austin “Lumberjacks” and the Wichita State “Shockers.” Of course, the tournament of 2014 would not have been complete without the Albany “Great Danes.” Those Great Danes came out in their purple and gold uniforms with the front of their pants purple and the back gold. The young men wore them proudly. Then there were the Baylor “Bears,” not an unusual participant in the tournament, but they arrived in their lime green uniforms with bright blue shoes. You couldn’t miss them! By the time this column is printed, the tournament for 2014 will probably be over and a national champion will have been crowned. And, I, well, I will have the memories and the promise of next year when a new group of special teams will make their way through this annual event called “madness.” Nita Wyatt of Wyanet can be reached at

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Life&Arts Community Notes Inspirational concerts PRINCETON/WALNUT — Laura Williams and Joy Buikema will present inspirational concerts in Princeton and Walnut. The first concert will be at 6:30 p.m. today, Saturday, at the Princeton Seventhday Adventist Church, 20018 1950 North Ave. and the second concert will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church, 109 Red Oak Road, Walnut.

Open house PRINCETON — The Bureau County Historical Society will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bryant House on Pleasant Street to debut the “Homes: Then and Now” book. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to buy the limited edition printing of the book for $25.

Spaghetti dinner LASALLE — Lighted Way and Uptown Grill are co-sponsoring 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 815-224-1345 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or purchase them at the door. The cost is $8. Carryouts will be available.

Trivia Night LAMOILLE — The LaMoille and Ohio Athletic Boosters will host a Trivia Night 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 815-9933031, Dee Hughes at 815-866-2226 or Kim Fahs at 815303-7733. The event will also include silent auctioned, raffles, a cash bar and snacks.

Library activity BUDA — Mason Memorial Public Library in Buda will invites children in Grades K-5 for games and activities from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 12 at the library.

Giving Tree Band performance OGLESBY — The Giving Tree Band will perform at 7 p.m. April 18 in the Illinois Valley Community College’s Cultural Centre. The Henry Torpedo Boys, a local bluegrass band, will open the concert. The Giving Tree Band recently played at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and the House of Blues in Chicago. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at or at the door will availability lasts. IVSustainability and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the concert along with IV Cellular.

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 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.

Drawdown and auction PRINCETON — The annual drawdown and silent auction for Friends of Strays will be April 26 at Wise Guys Bar & Grill Banquet Center, 2205 N. Main St., Princeton. Tickets, which are $50 for two people, includes dinner and complimentary beer and wine (as long as it lasts). Only 200 tickets will be sold. The top prize will be $1,200. Many other cash prizes will also be awarded. To purchase a ticket, call 815-872-7387 or stop at Finders Keepers, 306 E. Backbone Road in Princeton. You do not have to be in attendance to win one of the cash prizes.

Funding available PRINCETON — Bureau County United Way is now accepting applications for 2015 funding. Applicants must be a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Applications are available through the Bureau County United Way office by calling 815-872-0821. Applications must reach the Bureau County United Way on or before May 5.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 • 7 Birth announcements — Meet the newest arrivals to the Bureau County area on Page 8. Full announcements run each Saturday.

Entertainment — Prairie Arts Council has announced the cast for “Steel Magnolias.” See Page 9.

BVHS Renaissance Program honors March students and staff of the month MANLIUS — On March 21, the Bureau Valley High School Renaissance Program held a breakfast to honor the students of the month and the staff member of the month. Each month teachers get to nominate students and one student is selected from each department. The nomination form for each student is sent home with a letter inviting the student’s parents or guardians to the breakfast. One staff member is also selected for staff of the month, chosen from nominations written by students. The staff member and nominating student are also invited to the breakfast. At the breakfast each student/staff

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Paul Donovan (from left), Riza Mirtoski, Gailen Gibson, Jake Everson, Salvador Guerrero, Lexi Kruse, Kelsey Kaiser, Tiana Kennedy, Kelly Sierens and Lynne Bechtold. Absent from the photo were Regan Weidner, Taylor Zemke, Daniel Johnson and Chasidy Johnson. was honored by having their nomination read,

being presented with a certificate and were

Pilot Widmark menaced by smugglers, hurricane PRINCETON – The next Widmark Wednesday movie features Princeton’s own Richard Widmark portraying an ex-Navy pilot who loves his new private-sector flying job until he learns his boss is a drug smuggler.

The film begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free. In the 1949 drama, Widmark’s anti-hero character also finds himself in a touchy love triangle, before ultimately attempting to redeem

himself during a violent hurricane. Co-stars are Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake, John Russell and Gary Merrill. Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991.

Retired teachers to meet PRINCETON — All retired teachers living in Bureau County are invited to attend the first spring meeting of the Bureau County Retired Teachers’ Association (BCRTA) at noon April 17 at the Princeton Public Library. The meeting will begin with a catered luncheon by Poor Boys of Princeton. The cost

for the luncheon is $10. Bob Pinkerton, president of the Illinois Retired Teachers’ Association, will present the program at 12:30 p.m. He will discuss the latest news out of Springfield. Participants may attend either the luncheon and the program or just the program. Spouses are welcome to

attend. The local association membership dues of $10 for the retiree will be collected at this meeting. To make a reservation for the luncheon and/or program, contact Mary Michael at 815-875-1697 or or Connie Espel at 815303-8982 or cespel@ by April 14.

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Thanks, Neighbor Food pantry truly grateful Boggio’s embodies the meaning of community. Boggio’s associates take care of each other and their neighbors. This year, Boggio’s has donated seasonal produce to the Koinonia Food Pantry in Lacon. The food pantry volunteers pick up the donations and distribute to local families. We would like to publicly send a heartfelt thank you to the Boggio’s in Granville and to all who take time to gather and organize these items. Our food pantry wouldn’t be the same without the help, kindness and care shown by the staff at Boggio’s. For this we are grateful. Liz Mayer Koinonia Food Pantry Lacon

* thank you *We really appreciate the recognition by U.S.News & World Report that ranks us among Tier 1 National Universities. We share this recognition across the university, with every department and each program. It’s reflected in the research our faculty spearhead, the patents we earn, and the awards our students win. We don’t do any of these things for the accolades. We do them because we think there’s no such thing as too ambitious.

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Smiths will note 25th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith of Wenona will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary during an open house, hosted by their children, from 2 to 4 p.m. April 12 at the Kangley Inn in Kangley. Charles R. Smith and the former Ruth I. (Benedict) were married April 15, 1989, in Ottawa. He grew up in Lostant and she grew up in Streator. They are the parents of five children. They also have 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Angel Mike and Elizabeth (Wood) Angel of Maple Grove, Minn., are the parents of a daughter, Reese Elizabeth, born Feb. 11 at Abbot Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. She was welcomed home by two sisters, Caroline and Lauren. Maternal grandparents are James Wood and Karen Lofh of Milwaukee, Minn. Paternal grandparents are Roger Angel of Princeton and Delores Angel of Princeton.

DeRose Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith Charles retired from Owen Glass Co. Ruth has been a private duty nurse for 35 years.

Jesse DeRose and Caitlin Tripp of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Charlotte Grace, born March 30 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. She weighed 7 pounds and measured 20 inches in length. She was welcomed home by one brother, Jackson, 3. Maternal grandparents are David and Cindy Tripp of Ohio. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Shirley DeRose of Princeton.

Nelson Lukas Nelson and Haley Hughes of Princeton are the parents of a son, Hunter Michael, born March 23 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Doug and Leigh Anne Hughes of Fulton, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Jodi Nelson of Buda. Great-grandparents are Bob and Mona Johnson of Princeton, Ron and Mary Jo Nelson of Sheffield, Claudia Walz of Jefferson City, Mo., and Norma Hughes of Jefferson City, Mo.


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Come be our guest The United Pentecostal Church in Princeton has established Reach teams that are headed out into the community to invite people to the church. The teams are led by (front row, from left) Tim and Suzanne Underwood, and Michelle and Rob Hult; and (back row) Terry and Sheryl Harris. The church is located next to WZOE on South Main Street. Services are at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Guests’ names will be entered in a drawing for prizes, including a first prize of $100 or a Kindle Fire. They must be present at the drawing on Easter morning to win. The winning Reach team will also be treated to dinner by the two losing teams.

Nicholas and Beth (Dobrich) Potthoff of DePue are the parents of a son, Thomas Christopher, born March 28 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. He was welcomed home by three brothers, Blake Dobrich, 19, Tyler Dobrich, 19, and Joseph Potthoff, 1, and one sister, Nelle Potthoff, 3. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Ellen Dobrich of DePue. Paternal grandparents are Chris and Kathy Potthoff of Spring Valley.

Plumley Ryan and Raquel Plumley of Bartlesville, Okla., are the parent of a son, Kristopher Augustus, born March 13. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Nikolas, 20 months. Paternal grandparents are Allen and Cindy Plumley of Bartlesville, Okla., formerly of the Manlius area. Great-grandfather is Merle Dale of New Bedford.

OTTAWA — The Illinois Valley Beekeepers Association will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Ottawa. April’s program will be for new and established beekeepers. Topics to be discussed are what pollinator plants to grow for bees and putting newly ordered bees in their hive and feeding them. For reasonable accommodation to participate, call 815-433-0707 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Storage Josh Storage and Paige Haynes of LaSalle are the parents of a daughter, Rosilynn-Marie Jo, born April 1 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Tammie Bisllie of Leonore. Paternal grandparents are Andy and Connie Zukowski of LaSalle. Great-grandparents are Donald and Jeanette Lewis of Dimmick and John Durdan of Streator. Great-great-grandmother is Gen Haynes of Streator.

Thomas Kevin and Krystle (Hermeyer) Thomas of Tampico are the parents of a son, Kolt James, born March 24 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two brothers, Bradey, 6, and Kory, 23 months. Maternal grandparents are Kirby Hermeyer of Ohio and Beth Taylor of Ohio. Greatgrandparents are Sandy Miller of New Bedford and Paul and Jenny Hermeyer of Dixon.

Witt Carl Witt III and Nicole Wing of DePue are the parents of a daughter born March 30 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

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Andrew Rapp and Tara Maloy of Princeton are the parents of a son, Brixen Andrew, born March 14 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Trenten, 8. Maternal grandparents are Mike Maloy of Wyanet and Julie Maloy of Princeton. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Terry Rapp of Princeton. Great-grandparents are Virgil and Eddie Gross and Ruth Rapp of Princeton.

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Brian and Allyson (Hocking) Greenewald of Westchester are the parents of a son, Nicholas Bruno, born March 21 at Adventist La Grange Hospital in La Grange. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Phil and Mary Ann Hocking of Ladd. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Jan Greenenwald of La Grange Park. Greatgrandmother is Helen Gambiani of Princeton. Nicholas was named after his great-grandfathers, Nicholas Pagnano and Bruno Gambiani.

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Prairie Arts Council announces cast for ‘Steel Magnolias’ PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council has announced the cast of its spring play, “Steel Magnolias.” The show, written by Robert Harling, is centered around six women: Truvy, the gossip with a heart of gold and owner of Truvy’s Beauty Spot; Annelle, a shy, new beautician; Clairee, a true southern Grande Dame with a wicked sense of humor; Shelby, a young woman determined to live life to the fullest despite numerous health problems; M’Lynn, Shelby’s sometimes overly protective mother; and Ouiser, a caustic older woman whose sarcasm cannot completely conceal her genuine kindness. Harling’s play follows the lives of these southern ladies as they congregate in Truvy’s beauty shop and share in each other’s joys and sorrows.

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Full of acerbic humor, hilarious one-liners, deep emotion and beautiful poignancy, this show promises to bring audiences to both laughter and tears. The cast includes Julie Grady of Princeton as Truvy, Kate Buckley of Princeton as Annelle, Karen Rogers of Peru as Clairee, Rachel Gorenz of Princeton as Shelby, Kathy Missel of Streator

The Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club recently made a donation to the Western Bureau County Food Pantry in time for their busy holiday season. Mary Lanham, director of the food pantry, attended the club’s monthly meeting and accepted the donation. This is the club’s second year donating. Club leaders are Ryan Kerber and Melissa Sweenie.

as M’Lynn and Jill Marti of Princeton as Ouiser, with Shelley Gorenz of Princeton serving as the director. “Steel Magnolias” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 and at 3 p.m. April 27 at the Prairie Arts Center, located at 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling Mary Sue Goldsmith at 815-872-3503.

Tiskilwa Scholarship Association announces grant eligibility for 2014 TISKILWA — In May, the Tiskilwa Scholarship Association will once again award education grants up to $1,000 to one or more high school graduates living within the boundaries of the former Tiskilwa School District 300. The purpose of the scholarship is to offer encouragement and financial support to a community member who wishes to pursue advanced training or a college education as a full-time student. Since the Association began making grants in 1998, more than $30,000 has been awarded to Tiskilwa residents. Before that, from 1960 to 1997, this civic group loaned tuition funds to more than 50 qualified students pursuing an education beyond high school.

Applicants may be current high school graduates (Class of 2014) or earlier graduates who will be full-time students in the fall. The eligibility requirement is based upon a minimum of one year’s residence in the former District 300 at the time of high school graduation. In the week following the May 2 application deadline, the TSA Board will review all submissions. Before the review meeting, the names and addresses of the students as well as their parents/ guardians will be removed by the non-voting chairperson. Selection of one or more grant recipients is based on an applicant’s character as shown by community and school service, his/her record of

academic achievement indicating success in further studies, and his/ her sincerity of effort as evidenced in application responses. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have not received previous grants from the TSA. Applications for this year’s TSA grants may be obtained at the Tiskilwa Public Library or the Princeton High School guidance office. The grant committee suggests that applications be sent by certified mail to the Tiskilwa Scholarship Association, in care of Ms. Helen Kenney, 7885 -1725 East Street, Tiskilwa, IL 61368. Applications must postmarked no later than May 2 for consideration this year. All applicants will be notified of selection results by mail.

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Hall student wins Edible Car Contest OGLESBY — High school students dominated the speed competition in the recent Edible Car Contest at Illinois Valley Community College. And while it wasn’t a record-breaking race, Hall High School took first place for the third year in a row. The fastest car, designed and built by Hall calculus student Taylor Galassi, finished only .01 seconds faster than Ramrod II created by Megan Hewitt, Scott Urnikis, Ty Lenkaitis and Katie Goetsch of Putnam County. LaSallePeru and Area Career Center students Riley Stevens, Allie Dickey and Ross Weber, captured third place racing under the name Taters. In what is designed as a team competition, Galassi was allowed to enter on her own. She had been sick and not able to meet with her team as they finalized their entry, but built a car in hopes of being allowed to test it at the contest. While the speed contest continues to be the highlight of the event celebrating National Engineering Week, the 79 participants on 26 teams competed for prizes in nine other categories. The overall winner was a sleek eggplant sporting a graham cracker spoiler built by IVCC math students Tim Negray, Amanda Littlejohn and Nicole Walker. They won firsts in three categories — creativity, most likely to run and a special math category — although they finished in the middle of the pack in speed. The special math category, Schultz’s Scholars, was developed for students enrolled in Cynthia Schultz’s structure of number systems course. This year, a record 16 high schools participated, with students from HenrySenachwine entering for the first time. Henry students were advised by chem-

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istry/physics teacher Becky Whited, Hall by math teacher Jill Bruner, Putnam County by science teacher Andrea Skinner, and L-P/ACC by CAD teacher Shawn Schwingle. Judges were Paul Smith, Les Schultz and Carrie Gonzalez. The Student Government Association provided pizza. Organizers were Dorene Verucchi Perez, Jim Gibson and Rose Marie Lynch. In 2013, the contest received its third nomination for a prestigious Bellwether Award, a national award which recognizes outstanding and innovative community college projects. In 2012, IVCC was among ten finalists. Contest organizers have written a how-to handbook and given workshops at a number of national conferences to encourage and assist teachers to organize contests as a fun way to provide hands-on experience for classroom content with students of all ages.

Just For Kix places third at competition Middle Kix dancers from the Princeton Just For Kix program attended the Together We Dance competition in Waverly, Iowa, on March 8. The dancers received third place for their routine to “Feel Again” by OneRepublic. Middle Kix dancers are Sophia Rucinski, Miranda Pressy, Lauren McMillan, Rachel Smith, Ashli Moore, McKenzie Stage, Isabella Gross, Neissa Whitford and Tia Brokaw. The director of Just For Kix is Torri Price. 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.

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11 Sports Saturday, April 5, 2014 • 11 Sign here — St. Bede senior Michael Bellino signs to play football for Eureka College. Page 12.

3 Rivers will become 1

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TRAC officials vote to move to one league with no divisions

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By Kevin Hieronymus

Amboy, Bureau Valley, Erie, Fulton, Morrison, Newman, Prophetstown, Riverdale,

Present South Division:

Hall, Orion, Kewanee, Princeton, St. Bede Rockridge, Sherrard

The Three Rivers Athletic Conference will go from its current North-South alignment to an East-West lineup beginning with the 2015-16 school year as planned. The following year, the league will play with no divisions having one 15-member open league for all sports except football (14 teams for basketball, track, baseball and softball because Erie and Prophetstown co-op). League officials recently met to vote on the switch to an open conference, which passed by a 9-6 count. Bureau Valley and St. Bede were in favor of the move, Hall and Princeton were opposed. opportunity for conference championships with the new alignment. • Increase in cost due to longer trips. Hall and Princeton sided with Morrison expressing similar concerns. Hall superintendant Mike Struna said he voted no, but told fellow conference officials Hall would fully support whatever decision was made. Struna was concerned about long travels on school nights, citing seven bus trips over an hour. In an East-West format, Hall would not have those trips, he said. Struna also expressed concerns some parents would not be able to see their kids play, citing an

example of having only two parents make one trip this year. Princeton principal Andy Berlinski also expressed concerns with late night travels for students and long distances. “We had to travel near Hannibal, Mo., to play football (in the West Central Conference). We didn’t want to travel like that again when we could play teams in our division like Hall, Bureau Valley, Kewanee and St. Bede that are 15 minutes away,” Berlinski said. SBA athletic director Tom McGunnigal, however, was happy to see the conference become one. “As a coach and athletic director, I’m in favor of it,” he said. “It

The passage of this vote allows us for conference to move forward in unison making it one of the best small conferences in the state. • Jeff Ohlson BV athletic director just seemed to be right, playing everyone, seeing everybody. I like the idea of playing everybody one time. It will unify everybody, and no one will feel excluded or secluded.” McGunnigal said it will

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Soccer: Alleman 7, Princeton 1

Pioneers give Tigresses a cold welcome By Jeff Schlesinger

ROCK ISLAND — The Princeton Tigress Soccer Team was the only PHS team who braved the cold, damp weather on Thursday night and take the field. But the Rock Island Alleman Lady Pioneers gave them a cold welcome, powering in four first half goals on their way to an 7-1 victory. Halftime provided at least a glimmer of hope as the Tigresses changed sides of the field and had the wind, albeit a cold

Present North Division:

The Three Rivers Athletic Conference will move to an open conference with no divisions beginning with the 201516 school year. When the Three Rivers opened its doors for expansion to take in Hall, Princeton, St. Bede, Orion, Sherrard and Rockridge this school year, original plans called for the league to play with North-South divisions for all sports but football in 2013-14 and move to an EastWest alignment for two years. Then it would make a lasting decision. This decision, which passed by 9-6 vote in the recent conference meeting of school officials, has accelerated the plans for league alignment. The four local schools had a split decision with Bureau Valley and St. Bede in favor and Hall and Princeton opposed. The move did not come without some strong opposition. Morrison principal Scott Vance informed the league if the move should pass Morrison would begin to explore other conference options. Vance cited four reasons to Morrison’s disapproval, which their school board discussed in open session. • Negative impact on academics with increased travel time. • Student safety with longer trips during winter months. • Decrease in the

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one, at their backs. But the Lady Pioneers put an end to that when junior forward Andrea Serra found the back of the net just 1:17 into the second half and senior mid fielder Mary Kim Tadda followed suit just 20 seconds later. Even though the Tigresses were dominated, head coach Ed Young was far from upset with their performance. BCR photo/Jeff Schlesinger “We knew coming in Princeton’s Maria Vitale battles for the what we were facing,” ball Thursday against Rock Island AlleYoung said. “We were worried about develop- man. The Lady Pioneers defeated Princeton 7-1. See Soccer Page 12

STERLING — Some things never change. For Bureau Valley junior Lindsey Hoffert, leaving the high jump for more than 2 years didn’t change her form ... or her natural talent for it. At the last minute, she decided to jump Wednesday evening at the Rosenberry Classic, and ended up winning the event with a leap of 5 feet, 1 inch. The unsuspecting victory was 2 inches better than runner-up Courtney Kruthoff of Erie-Prophetstown. “We actually just threw me into high jump to try and get a couple points, and I ended up winning it overall,” Hoffert said. “I haven’t practiced it at all since freshman year. We’re not going to do this

every meet, but if I continue to keep getting better, then we’ll keep doing it to see what happens. “I’m hoping to hit 17 feet in the long jump. I haven’t yet, but that’s just form and my steps getting intact, so I just have to work on that.” In her more familiar event, Hoffert easily won the long jump (16-9). She nearly won a third event, but her time of 28.73 seconds in the 200meter dash was bested by Amboy’s Erika Zimmerlein’s 27.75 Hoffert’s efforts helped lead the Storm to second place in the meet, featuring a field of eight Three Rivers teams. BV scored 95 points, well behind winner Erie-Prophetstown; the Panthers finished with 152 points and won six of the 15 events.

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Erin Hosto (right) awaits the handoff from an Amboy/LaMoille teammate while BV’s Heather Williams approaches teammate Riley Francis in a relay race in Wednesday’s Rosenberry Classic in Sterling.

Stariha named MC Player of the Week By Kevin Hieronymus

Grinnell College freshman Lydia Stariha was named the Midwest Conference Softball 1.000 fielding percentage. Stariha’s St. Bede teamPerformer of the Week. Stariha, the 2014 BCR Ath- mate, Lainie Schweickert, the 2014 BCR Player lete of the Year from of the Year, is 3-3 with St. Bede Academy, a 4.36 in her freshman began her collegiate campaign at Lewis Unicareer with a sizzling versity. performance, hitting Brittany Burgess .545 in the team’s sev(St. Bede) is a junior en-game spring break infielder at Bradley trip to Arizona. The University. She carGrinnell catcher/third ries the third highest baseman was 12-of-22 batting average for the at the plate, stole a Lydia Stariha pair of bases and with a See Update Page 13

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St. Bede senior Michael Slingsby signs to play football with Eureka College, joined by his parents,  Mike Girton (front, left) and  Jodi Slingsby; (and) St. Bede head coach John Bellino, AD Tom McGunnigal and assistant coach Eric Siebert.

Eureka College feels like home to Slingsby By Kevin Hieronymus

Everything just felt like home when Michael Slingsby visited Eureka College, a lot like St. Bede Academy in fact. So much so, the St. Bede senior has decided to call Eureka home the next four years. On Friday morning, Slingsby signed to play football for the Red Devils next year. “I liked how small the school is and how close it is to home,” Slingsby said. “I liked the school

because when I went there I was introduced to everyone. They were like family to each other. The school is an older school so it feels like St. Bede.” The 6-0, 320-pound lineman was an All-BCR First Team Selection and received Three Rivers Conference Second Team honors He plans to study criminal justice at Eureka. Slingsby said he also considered Carthage College. Comment on this story at

From Page 11 ing our game, and not so much what they were going to do or what the scoreboard says. We accomplished a lot of the things we wanted to do... for our communication to get more confident and our vision to get richer. They feel good. I feel good. We’re OK.” The Tigresses seemed somewhat dejected after falling down by six goals with senior keeper Kelly Schmidt’s daring saves on breakaways the only thing that kept the Lady Pioneers from halving the clock. Then in the 72nd minute, junior midfielder Malena Wheeler gave the Tigresses a lift with a ricocheted goal. “It (the ball) got knocked in there, and Keyanna (Altizer) had it and it bounced off a defender. I tapped it in after the bounce off,” she said. Much of the satisfaction for the game came not only because of the goal, but because the underdog Tigresses played a good overall game against a very strong Alleman team who dominated them last year both in the regular season and again in the regional finals. “The goal definitely lifted our spirits,”

BCR photo/Jeff Schlesinger

Princeton junior Malena Wheeler battles for the ball in Thursday’s soccer contest at Rock Island Alleman. Wheeler scored the lone goal for the Tigresses in a 7-1 defeat. PHS will play host to DePue in a JV contest Saturday at Tiskilwa. Wheeler said. “We were already having fun anyways because we played a really good game, but it really lifted the spirits I think once that goal was scored.” The Lady Pioneers, who expect to go deep

into the playoffs this year after losing to the eventual state champ in the sectionals in 2013, did not let the Tigresses celebrate their goal very long. Freshman forward Raquel Gonzalez beat Schmidt on a break away

just 16 seconds later and sealed the Alleman victory at 7-1 • PHS has a JV contest scheduled on Saturday against DePue at its home pitch in Tiskilwa. Comment on this story at

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2014 Hall soccer preview

Lady Devils trying new formation Anna Phillips

Brett Fanning

Emily Phillips

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Braves (15-19) at .299 in 31 games. Sophomore outfielder Bethany Stavrakas (St. Bede) is batting .297 for the Beloit College Bucs (15-15). Sisters Anna and Emily Phillips from Bureau Valley have been reunited with the Trinity Christian College softball Team. Both stroked two hits in both ends of Tuesday’s double-header in a sweep over Trinity International. Other former Storm still in the swing are Sam Shepard, a junior at Iowa Wesleyan College, and Taylor Hewitt, a sophomore at Lincoln College. Shepard pitched the front end and caught the second with a hit and RBI for the Tigers in a March 20 doubleheader loss to Westminster. Hewitt went 2-2 for the Lynx in Tuesday’s double-header defeat to host Lewis and Clark, Former Princeton Tigress Tesha Woolley of Malden is a sophomore outfielder for Carl Sandburg College.

Baseball Brett Fanning pitched a complete game in his first start for the Upper Iowa University. The 2014 BCR Athlete of the Year from Hall needed only 83 pitches to go the route in a six-hit, 4-1 win over Kentucky Wesleyan on the Peacock’s spring trip to Florida. He stands 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA in three appearances. Princeton’s Michael Murray has turned his sneakers in for cleats as a sophomore pitcher at Rockford College. He has made two starts in three appearances. Princeton’s Reid Clary is a junior catcher at South Dakota State University. The former BCR Player of the Year is batting .214 in 18 games for the Jackrabbits (12-14). He went 2-4 in a homecoming at Western Illinois in the nightcap of March 20 twin bill in Macomb. Comment on this story at

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SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Lady Devils soccer team may have small numbers with just 12 players, but it does have six returning seniors and three promising freshmen to build with on the pitch this spring. They got off to a good start for its fourth season of varsity competition with a 4-0 win Tuesday over DePue. Hall coach Darcy Earley said she is looking for seniors Brittany Gonzalez, Danielle Seibert, Hope Connor, Maria Villalobos, Rebecca Schmidt and Vanessa Olivares to not only lead by example and hard work, but with smart play. That will be crucial as the Lady

Devils go with a new formation this year away from the traditional 4-4-2 alignment to boost their offense and control the ball more. “We have small numbers this year, and we really need to get more shots on goal per game and work on keeping possession of the ball,” Earley said. “We have been focusing on technique and form both offensively and defensively.” Gonzalez will be goalkeeping this year and Connor has been moved to midfield to help run the field from the center mid. Sophomore Savannah Regalado will be the back up keeper but will start next to Villalobos as a defender. Earley said both work very well together and have good legs to pass up to their midfield-

ers on stops and steals. Sophomore Ana Castro-Yanez and Seibert will be the other defenders. Sophomore Alicyn Olson scored two goals in the season opener, and Earley said she can tell Olson has been working on her game in the off-season. Freshmen Emily Wines (MF), Ashley Choate (MF/F) and Nancy Villalobos (MF/F) are also be counted on to give the Lady Devils a big boost. “Communication and patience will be key for this team. They will need to talk to each other on the field at all times and be patient with their offense to let things open up for them and to see the field,” Earley said. Comment on this story at


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Amboy placed third with 67 points, Morrison was fourth with 44 and Princeton was fifth (39). Regan Weidner gave BV another first-place finish in the 3200 with a time of 13 minutes even. She also lead with in the 1600 (6:06.5). The Storm won the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:29.03 on the legs of Sabrina Webb, Tiana Kennedy, Marissa Mungia and Helena Arnadottir. BV was the runner-up 4x200 relay (1:57.76) with Tahsa Richardson, Marissa Mungia, Sabrina Webb and Haley DeVoss and third in the 4x800 (11:12.9) with Katelin Johnson, Heather Williams, Riley Francis, and Arnadottir. Other leading contributors for the Storm were Arnadottir, third in the triple jump (308), Roni Riggen, fourth (13:35.1) and Sydney Sweenie (15:34.1) in the 3200, DeVoss fourth in the 60 meters (8.593), Sydney Lebahn fourth (31-11 1/2), Lexie Jacobs fifth (30-

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LaMoille’s Shiela Browning clears a hurdle with Bureau Valley’s Lauren Peterson right behind Wednesday in Sterling. 1) in the shot put and Mungia fifth in the long jump (14-6) and Princeton’s Zoe Mead made her debut in the Three Rivers Indoor finals with a winning time of 59.59 in the 400, outdueling Erie/ Prophetstown’s speedster Rachel Cobert. “We knew Rachel had run a 59-plus at state, so we scratched Zoe in the 800 to see if she cold break one

minute being fresh and having a girl with a faster time in it,” PHS coach Pat Hodge said. “She won by a half second and looked very strong.” PHS junior Colbi Schertz had the top toss in the shot put of 36-8 and freshman Taylor Weatherington used a season best 14-7 1/2 to take third place in the long jump. In relays, Weather-

ington ran with Fran Bowman, Ann Sims and Mead for a fourthplace finish in the 4x400 (4:378.16). Kira Harp replaced Mead in that group for a fifthplace time of 2:00.27 in the 4x200. Other place finishers for the Tigresses were Sims, fifth in the triple jump (29-8 1/2) and sixth in the 60 (8.74); Kim Glenn, fifth in the 60 hurdles (11.35); and Taylor Clark, sixth in the shot put (306). PHS finished sixth in the 4x800 (14:02.7) with Rebecca Prushinki, Kendal Way, Megan Hendrickson and Kim Glenn. Amb oy/LaMoille’s Erika Zimmerlein won the 200 (27.75) and placed third in the 60 (8.53). A/L’s Megan Grady placed second in the 800 (2:40.6) and fourth in the 1600 (5:59.8) and Laura Rieker took third in high jump (5-0). A/L also cruised to a second-place finish in the 4x800 (11:07.5) with Kaitlin Boers, Erin Hosto, Grady and Jennifer Popovich. Comment on this story at www.

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2014 Hall Red Devils Conference: Three Rivers. Coach: Darcy Earley. They’re back: Hope Connor-sr (MF/K), Brittany Gonzalez-sr (K), Vanessa Olivares-sr (F), Alicyn Olson-so (MF/F), Savannah Relgado-so (D/K), Rebeca Schmidt-sr (D), Danielle Siebert-sr (D), Maria Villalobos-sr (MF/F), Anna Castro-Yanez-so (D). They’re new: Emily Winesfr (MF), Ashley Choate-fr (MF/F) and Nancy Villalobosfr (MF/F).


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be nice to have a true conference champion and not “splitting things up.” Bureau Valley was also in full support of the move, athletic director Jeff Ohlson said. “This is a great thing for our conference. The passage of this vote allows us for conference to move forward in unison making it one of the best small conferences in the state,” Ohlson said. “The conference will battle test its schools and allow them to perform successfully in the the postseason. As a coach, it will allow teams and players to play a lot of completion within the conference schedule, and allow your team to be ready for the post season.” Ohlson said the alignment as one will provide for long standing rivalries to continue and allow for the development of new ones. Hall athletic director Eric Bryant Jr. agreed that as a coach and an AD, the move is “going to be good for our teams from a competition standpoint.” Football will continue to play in the North-South format for the foreseeable future. With divisions, each team will play six conference games and three crossovers each year. Some of the crossover games will change by a two-year rotation. Comment on this story at

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Softball: PC 9, St. Bede 7



PC rallies past Lady Bruins

Rosenberry Classic at Westwood Complex, Sterling

GRANVILLE — Putnam County rallied for three runs in the fifth and tacked on three more in the sixth to defeat St. Bede 9-7 in non conference softball play Wednesday in Granville. PC held a 3-0 lead until the fourth inning. St. Bede broke out for seven runs to take a 7-3 lead. St. Bede pitcher Emmi Christensen cracked a bases-clearing double to give the Lady Bruins a 6-3 lead and came in to score on a hit by Christine Daley. PC’s Monica Monroe hit a deep two-run double to the left-centerfield fence to score Pettit and Gonet. Monroe would later end the scoring for the inning. In the sixth, pinch-hitter Allison Voss ripped a double to left. Taylor Pettit reached on an error and Carly Gonet hit a two-strike double to left. Stephanie Wilson’s hard grounder was mishandled at third and two runs scored. Tristan Phegley led St. Bede (1-6) with three hits and Christensen added two.

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3200 winner Bureau Valley’s Regan Weidner runs to a firstplace finish in the 3200 meters in Wednesday’s Rosenberry Classic in Sterling. She had a top time of 13 minutes even.

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CLERK/BARTENDAR needed part-time. Must be 21, be able to work weekends, work independently, be reliable & trustworthy. Indian Hills Golf Club. Call 815-8756172, leave message DRIVER- CLASS A CDL Regional runs, no hazmat, home weekends + 1 night during the week. At least 1 year experience needed. Call 815-446-5131 RETAIL SALES POSITION Flowers By Julia and Surroundings. Send resumes to: 811 East Peru Street, Princeton, IL 61356

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Team scores: 1. Erie/Prophetstown 118; 2. Bureau Valley 78; 3. Fulton 70; 4. Newman 68; 5. Princeton 51; 6. (tie) Amboy, Kewanee 25; 8. Morrison 20; 9. Riverdale 9. 3,200 – 1. Aguilar (Kew) 10:44.10; 2. Winter (Ful) 10:49.90; 3. Andersen (Prin) 11:15.8. 3,200 relay – 1. Newman 9:00.80; 2. Amboy (Wheeler, Blackburn, Stamberger, Bonnell) 9:04.60; 3. Erie-Prophetstown 9:11.4. 60 – 1. Rude (New) 7.28; 2. Mayberry (Morr) 7.29; 3. Bauer (EP) 7.31. 60 hurdles – 1. Binion (EP) 8.64; 2. Todhunter (New) 8.69; 3. Pranka (P) 8.89. 800 – 1. K. Eastwood (BV) 2:08.20; 2. White (EP) 2:12.20; 3. Mason (F) 2:14.4. 400 – 1. Tomaszewski (P) 54.5; 2. Peterson (BV) 54.71; 3. Ames (EP) 55.47. 800 relay – 1. Erie-Prophetstown 1:36.13; 2. Fulton 1:36.33; 3. Newman 1:36.7. 1,600 – 1. R Taylor (BV) 4:56.60; 2. Aguilar (K) 4:59.90; 3. Winter (F) 5:07.1. 200 – 1. Rude (N) 23.501; 2. Mayberry (M) 23:549; 3. Bauer (EP) 23.768. 1,600 relay – 1. Bureau Valley (Eastwood, Peterson, T. Schoff, Trone) 3:39.88; 2. ErieProphetstown 3:45.07; 3. Fulton 3:51.52. Long jump – 1. Rude (N) 20-2; 2. Holesinger (F) 19-4 1/2; 3. Strom (P) 18-11. Shot put – 1. Buckman (BV) 45-0 1/2; 2. Seitter (BV) 40-11 3/4; 3. Herrera (EP) 40-4.

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Team results: 1. Erie-Prophetstown 152; 2. Bureau Valley 95; 3. Amboy/LaMoille 67; 4. Morrison 44; 5. Princeton 39; 6. Fulton 27; 7. Riverdale 21; 8. Newman 7. 3200 – 1. Weidner (BV) 13:00.00; 2. Hanover (EP) 13:12.40; 3. DeWitte (EP) 13:29.80. 4x800 – 1. Erie-Prophetstown 10:58.90; 2. AL (Boers, Hosto, Grady, Popovich) 11:07.50; 3. Bureau Valley (Johnson, Williams, Francis, Arnadottir) 11:12.90. 60 – 1. C. Cobert (EP) 8.26; 2. Pankhurst (A) 8.39; 3. Zimmerman (A) 8.53. 60 hurdles –  1. Church (M) 10.33; 2. Blacklock (M) 11.11; 3. Fringer (EP) 11.14. 800 –  1. Reiley (EP) 2:33.5; 2. Grady (AL) 2:40.6; 3. Henrekin (EP) 2:40.9. 400 – 1. Mead ( P) 59.59; 2. R. Cobert (EP) 1:00.13; 3. Hoffert (BV) 1:04.87. 4x200 – 1. Erie-Prophetstown 1:53.91; 2. Bureau Valley (Richardson, Mungia, Webb, DeVoss) 1:57.76; 3. Morrison 1:58.31 1600 – 1. Leitzen (F) 5:40.8; 2. Price (F) 5:43.9; 3. Reiley 5:54.8 200 – 1. Zimmerlein (A) 27.75; 2. Hoffert (BV) 28.74; 3. Pankhurst (A) 28.8 4x400 – 1. BV (Webb, Tiana Kennedy, Mungia, Arnadottir) 4:29.03; 2. EP 4:30.33; 3. Morrison 4:36.7. High jump –  1. Hoffert (BV) 5-1; 2. Kruthoff (EP) 5-0; 3. Laura Rieker (A) 5-0.

Long jump – 1. Hoffert (BV) 16-9; 2. Claus (R ) 14-10 1/2; 3. Weatherington (P) 14-7 1/2. Pole vault –  1. DeShane (EP) 7-6; 2. Steel (EP) 7-6. Shot put – 1. Shertz (P ) 36-8; 2. Howell (EP) 35-5; 3. Lesniewski (F) 32-9. Triple jump –  1. R. Cobert (EP) 33-6; 2. Hosford (M) 32-7 1/2; 3. Arndadottir (BV) 30-8.

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Normal West 3, LaSalle-Peru 0 Ottawa 14, Putnam County 3 (5) Amboy 13, LaMoille 0 (5) St. Bede at Princeton, ppd to May 6 Hall vs. Orion, ppd to April 12 Princeton at Streator, ppd to April 12 Hall vs. Bureau Valley, ppd

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St. Bede 000 700 0 - 7 9 4 Putnam County 300 033 x - 9 8 2 WP: Monroe (7ip, 9h, 7r, 6er, 8k, 7w). LP: Christensen (7ip, 6h, 9r, 4er, 5k, 5w). SB hitting: Kunkel (0-2), Phegley (3-4, rbi, sb), Christensen (2-4, 2b, 3rbi), Daley (1-4, rbi), Knoblauch (1-4), Mueller 0-2, Eustice (0-1), Mauck (1-3), Considine (1-2), Sickley (0-1), Cessna (0-0, rbi). Area scores

Amboy 19, LaMoille 0 (5) St. Bede at Princeton, ppd to May 6 Hall vs. Orion, ppd to April 12 Hall vs. Bureau Valley, ppd Princeton at Morrison, ppd

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Triple jump – 1. McGinn (New) 42-4; 2. Gossard (Ful) 40-0 1/2; 3. Binion (EP) 39-0. High jump – 1. Ames (EP) 5-11; 2.Ohlendorf (Amb) 5-10; 3. Claeys (K) 5-8.

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2010 Puma 25RKSS Travel Trailer 29.3'. Fully contained. Very clean, excellent condition. Asking $12,500. Call 815878-5141 for more information in Princeton

Honey oak solid wood TV Armoire in excellent condition 46" wide x 24" deep x 80" tall. 32" TV included. $300. Call 815-878-1322 Maytag side by side Refrigerator/stainless steel: Maytag Gemini Dual Range Stove (gas). $600. Call 815-200-2334 Oak computer desk 5'x2', file drawer $125; TV stand media tower, glass shelves, holds 46" TV $150. Call 815-894-3070 Power lift recliner chair, like new condition. Dark dusty blue velour fabric. $325. Call: 818-416-8304 or 815-878-1982 Solid oak entertainment center, like new, storage space, 6'wide x 6' tall, asking $300. Call 815-303-2472 Whirlpool freezer, upright, 60” high x 30” wide, excellent condition, $185. Call 815-872-1825 ************ HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Put your ad in for FREE Items $1,000 or less can run FREE for 1 week. Limit of 5 lines. Up to 3 items with price and price totaling under $1,000. 1 ad per household per week. No commercial ads, firearms or animal sales. Go to:, to place an ad. Use category merchandise and then bargains or E-mail information to: classified@ (include your name, address & phone number) No Phone Calls!

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460 • Garage Sales PRINCETON Lake Arispie 22788 1075 N Avenue (off Rt 26, turn at Hornbaker sign, go 1 mile, 2nd house on Lake with white Gazebo). Saturday, Sunday, April 12, 13; 8am3pm. ESTATE SALE. Full House and Yard. John Deere riding mower, Fishing Boat, outdoor furniture, garden tools, Maple Bunk Beds, couch, chairs, recliner, tables, Curio cabinet, collectibles, everything for the kitchen, linens, quilts, clothes and much more! All in excellent condition TISKILWA 720 West Brewster. Thursday, April 10, 9am–6pm; Friday, April 11, 8am–Noon. HUGE 4 FAMILY SALE. Quality Spring/Summer clothing: girl's 6-12, boy's 7-12, men's 2x, women's L-2x. Lots of kitchen, household, coffee & end tables, lamps, toys, books, DVD's, DS Lite, Wii & DS games, decorations, dress-up clothes, Longaberger, outdoor items. ALL PRICED TO SELL! NO EARLY SALES!

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618 • Recreational 2011 28.5' Zinger Travel Trailer - Model ZT25 SB. $11,500. Very clean, excellent condition. In Hennepin. Call 630 779-3325

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- 700 Real Estate For Sale 767 • Mobile Home Sales FOR SALE: Use your tax refund to finance one of the following homes now available: Schult, 12'x60', 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Newly remodeled with hardwood laminate floors; Fleetwood, 16'x72', 2 bedroom, 2 bath, new flooring. Financing available for both homes, located in Maple Acres MHP. Call 875-1502 for more information **************** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call, HUD tollfree at 800 669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 800 927-9275

768 • Homes For Sale 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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774 • Lots for Sale LOT FOR SALE in Lake Thunderbird, Bureau County. Asking $4,000 or best offer. Call 815-895-9276 STORAGE BUILDING on Lot in McNabb for sale. Property is 158'x40' approximately and building is 89'x14'. $11,700. 301 South Railroad Street. Call 815-664-4386

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775 • For Sale by Owner PRINCETON 538 East Marion Street. 3 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch. Charming!! Newly remodeled in 2011. Spacious newly landscaped backyard. Decks, Hot Tub. View on: www. 815-303-8055

- 800 Real Estate For Rent 856 • Apartment Rentals PRINCETON (2) 2 bedrooms, upstairs on Main Street. Central air. $450/ $550 per month. Broker owned.Call 815-878-3800 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 540 South Euclid. 2 bedroom, lower level. Sun-room, half basement, half garage. References & deposit. Heat included. $650. Call 815-879-6021 PRINCETON Modern & Clean 2 bedroom. Hardwood floors, garage, all kitchen appliances included. No pets. No smoking. $695/month + utilities. Call 815-878-1984 PRINCETON newly remodeled 1 bedroom upstairs apartment. $450 per month and $450 deposit; also: 1 bedroom downstairs apartment, $475 per month & $475 deposit. Stove, refrigerator & heat furnished. Offstreet parking. No pets. No smoking. Call 815866-3611 / 815-303-4277 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 SPRING VALLEY 1 bedroom apartment stove, refrigerator, water, included. $400/month. Call 815-878-3188

858 • Homes for Rent PRINCETON 118 West Marquette. For Sale or Rent. 2 small bedrooms, half basement, 2 car attached garage. Central air. $650. Call 815-879-6021 PRINCETON 2 bedroom. Neat & clean. Stove and refrigerator. New furnace, central air. Low utilities. Washer, dryer. Good location. Nice yard. References required. Call 815875-3166/ 815-875-3861 PRINCETON 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, wood floors, laundry hook-up, central air, across from high school. $800. Call 312-420-8087 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 815739-6842 for application PRINCETON Rent To Own I Help With Loan! 809 North Euclid. 3 bedroom/1.5 bath & 1 Car Garage. $550/month. 815-875-6254 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 TISKILWA 3-4 bedroom, 1 bath. Central air. $560 a month plus deposit and lease. Must have references. Call 815-646-4472

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resentative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 31st day of March, 2014. /s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 12 and 19, 2014.

or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 18th day of March, 2014. s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 22, 29 and Apr. 5, 2014.

DePue, Illinois from and after 10:00 o’clock a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:00 o’clock p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at said Selby Township Building in this Road District and that final hearing and action on this ordinance will be taken at a meeting to be held at the same location at 6:30 o’clock p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014. s/Mark Hoffert Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 2014.

/s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 22, 29 and Apr. 5, 2014.

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999 • Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING REPAIR OF SCHOOL GROUNDS IN SPRING VALLEY CCSD #99, SPRING VALLEY, ILLINOIS. Notice is hereby given by the Board of Education of School District #99, Bureau County, Illinois, that a Public Hearing will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m. in the JFK Library, Spring Valley, Illinois, 61362. The purpose of this Hearing is for the Board of Education to determine the need to undertake repairs to the pavement of playgrounds, school bus drop-off areas, sidewalks and parking areas at John F. Kennedy School, 800 North Richards Street, Spring Valley, and to receive any public comment regarding such repairs. Mr. Ray Nolasco, President Mr. Jack Kusek, Secretary District #99 Board of Education Bureau County, Illinois 61362 Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 2014. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) H. DOUGLAS ) BROWN, ) Deceased ) NO. 2014-P-28 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of H. Douglas Brown. Letters of Office were issued on March 28, 2014, to David R. Brown of 309 Zearing Avenue, Princeton, Illinois 61356, as Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before October 7, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the rep-

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON SELBY TOWNSHIP BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance for the Town of Selby, in the County of Bureau, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the Selby Township Building, Fourth Street, DePue, Illinois from and after 10:00 o’clock a.m. Wednesday April 9, 2014. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said budget and appropriation ordinance will be held at 6:15 o’clock p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at said Selby Township Building in this Town and that final hearing and action on this ordinance will be taken by the Board of Trustees at a meeting to be held at the same location at 6:30 o’clock p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014. s/Mark Hoffert Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 2014. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) RICHARD L. ) HEATON, ) Deceased ) NO. 14-P-23 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Richard L. Heaton, Letters of Office were issued on March 17, 2014 to Janice Heaton, 1501 S. Euclid Avenue, Princeton, Illinois 61356, as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before Wednesday, September 24, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed

NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 5, 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 Sheffield Veterinary Clinic located at 132 South Main St., Sheffield, IL 61361. Dated this 5th day of March, 2014. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 22, 29 and Apr. 5, 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 OF PUBLIC HEARING ON SELBY TOWNSHIP ROAD DISTRICT BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for Road Purposes of the Township of Selby, in the County of Bureau, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the Selby Township Building, Fourth Street,

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NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 28, 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 Mandy’s Tobacco Outlet & Cigar Emporium located at 104 South Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356. Dated this 28th day of February, 2014.

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY Brenda Sue Price ) Plaintiff, ) and ) Daniel Jerome Price ) Defendant ) No. 14-D-21 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Notice is given you, Daniel Price, Defendant, that this cause has been commenced against you in this Court asking for a divorce and other relief. Unless you file your response or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the office of the Circuit Clerk of Bureau County, Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois, on or before the 20th day of May, 2014, a divorce and other relief may be granted as prayed for by the Plaintiff. Date: March 31, 2014 /s/Mary C. Dremann Circuit Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 12 and 19, 2014.

2014 NOTICE TO BUREAU COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS HOMESTEAD (over 65) EXEMPTION Senior citizens who are or will be 65 years old during 2014 and who own and reside in their home are eligible for the $5,000 Homestead Exemption, from their Assessment for their real estate tax bill. Applications are available at the Bureau County Assessor’s Office and must be accompanied by a copy of your deed. Pursuant to Public Act 90-368 and Bureau County Board Action, you are no longer required to file an annual renewal for this exemption as long as you remain the owner of record of the property for which you made the original application. SENIOR ASSESSMENT FREEZE Senior Assessment Freeze applications have been mailed to all senior citizens who qualified last year for the Homestead (over 65) Exemption. First time applicants may obtain applications at the Bureau County Assessor’s Office. *** APPLICATION MUST BE MADE ANNUALLY FOR THE SENIOR FREEZE *** The application must be returned by December 31st.., 2014 to qualify for this exemption you must have owned, resided in the home on January 1st 2013 as well as January 1st 2014, and had a household income of less than $55,000 for the year 2013 (Instructions are included with the application). The application must also be accompanied by verification of 2013 household income. This would include a copy of your federal 1040 (or other income tax submission) and your social security statements (1099’s). Should you have any questions, you may contact the Bureau County Assessor’s Office. Bureau County Supervisor of Assessments Office Bureau County Courthouse 700 S. Main St., Suite 12 Princeton, IL. 61356 Phone# (815) 875-6478 Thomas H. Sweeney Chief County Assessment Officer Bureau County Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 2014.

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999 • Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC ) PLAINTIFF ) Vs. ) Diana J. Young; Unknown Owners and ) Nonrecord Claimants ) DEFENDANTS ) 14CH 0007 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Diana J. Young Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 18 NORTH ,RANGE 10 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF HIGH STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF LAMOILLE EXTENDED EASTERLY CROSSES SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 24, THENCE RUNNING NORTH ALONG SAID EAST LINE 3.90 1/2 CHAINS, THENCE RUNNING WESTERLY 7.54 CHAINS TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF LOT 122 IN SAID VILLAGE, WHICH POINT IS 2.75 1/2 CHAINS NORTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 119 IN SAID VILLAGE, THENCE RUNNING SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WEST LINES OF SAID LOTS 122 AND 119 TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 119, THENCE RUNNING EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID HIGH STREET AND SAID HIGH STREET EXTENDED 8.07 1/2 CHAINS TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, AND BEING ALL OF SAID LOTS 119 120 133 AND 134 AND A PART OF LOTS 121 122 131 132 IN SAID VILLAGE OF LAMOILLE, AND A PART OF LOT 19 ON A PLAT OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 18 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE 4TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. SOUTH PART OF LOT 19 ON A PLAT OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTH QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 18 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE 4TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU, IN STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 203 Canal Street, LaMoille, IL 61330 and which said Mortgage was made by: Diana J. Young the Mortgagor(s), to State Bank of Lincoln, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Bureau County, Illinois, as Document No. 2006R05920 Book 1264 Page 257; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court 700 South Main Street Bureau County Courthouse Princeton, IL 61356 on or before April 21, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-30625 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I597863 Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 22, 29 and Apr. 5, 2014. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PRINCETON, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF ) JOANN M. GOLDEN, DECEASED, UNKNOWN ) CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST ) THE ESTATE OF JOANN M. GOLDEN, ) DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND ) LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE UNKNOWN ) HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF JOANN M. ) GOLDEN, DECEASED and AUDREY )

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14CH 20 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 138 E. 1825 ST. HENRY, IL 61537 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Unknown Heirs and Devisees of JoAnn M. Golden, deceased, Unknown Claimants and Lienholders against the Estate of JoAnn M. Golden, deceased, Unknown Claimants and Lienholders against the Unknown Heirs and Devisees of JoAnn M. Golden, deceased, Defendant, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 138 E. 1825 St., Henry, IL 61537, more particularly described as: The names of all plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. The names of the title holders of record are: Heirs and Devisees of JoAnn M. Golden, deceased A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: A part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 14 North, Range 9 East of the 4th P.M., and described as follows: Beginning 758 feet North of the Southwest corner of Section 32, Township 14 North, Range 9 East of the 4PM running thence North along the center of a public road 732 feet, running thence East 188 feet, running thence South 0 degrees 49 minutes East 738 feet, running thence North 88 degrees 16 minutes West 198.5 feet to the place of beginning, being situated in Wheatland Township, Bureau County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 26-32-300-002 A common address or description of the location for the real estate is as follows: 138 E. 1825 St., Henry, IL 61537 An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of the Mortgagors: JoAnn M. Golden, deceased as of June 30, 2013 Name of the Mortgagee: MERS, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB Date of the Mortgage: September 12, 2007 Date of the recording: September 14, 2007 County where recorded: Bureau County Recording document identification: Document No. 2007R05712 UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the BUREAU County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356 on or before April 21, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. CLERK OF THE COURT THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217) 422 1719 I597954 Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 22, 29 and Apr. 5, 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

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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.

OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-23743 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I597668 Published in the Bureau County Republican Mar. 22, 29 and Apr. 5, 2014.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS PHH Mortgage Corporation ) PLAINTIFF ) Vs. ) Roy A. Johnson; Mary M. Johnson a/k/a ) Mary M. Manning; Unknown Owners and ) Nonrecord Claimants ) DEFENDANTS ) 14 CH 00011 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Roy A. Johnson Mary M. Johnson a/k/a Mary M. Manning Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOTS 15 AND 16 IN BLOCK 5 IN THE WEST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PRINCETON, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1017 N. Plum Street Princeton, IL 61356 and which said Mortgage was made by: Mary M. Johnson a/k/a Mary M. Manning the Mortgagor(s), to Amcore Bank, N A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Bureau County, Illinois, as Document No. 047998 Book 1193 Page 925; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court 700 South Main Street Bureau County Courthouse Princeton, IL 61356 on or before April 21, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER

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13-068037 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF BUREAU PRINCETON, ILLINOIS MIDFIRST BANK; ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) NEIL B. SMITHEY; EILEEN M. SMITHEY; ) UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD ) CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS; ) Defendants, ) 13 CH 69 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 16, 2014, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, May 14, 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 SIX (6) AND SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK TWENTY-SIX (26) IN THE TOWN (NOW VILLAGE) OF WYANET, LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 15-21-129-002. Commonly known as 405 East Main Street, Wyanet, IL 61379. 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 Sale Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, FISHER and SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn, Illinois 60015. (847) 291-1717. Refer to File Number 13-068037. I600622 Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 12 and 19, 2014.

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In the Classified • Call 815-875-4461 13-068037 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF BUREAU PRINCETON, ILLINOIS MIDFIRST BANK; ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) NEIL B. SMITHEY; EILEEN M. SMITHEY; ) UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD ) CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS; ) Defendants, ) 13 CH 69 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 16, 2014, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, May 14, 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: P.I.N. 15-21-129-002. Commonly known as 405 East Main Street, Wyanet, IL 61379. 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 Sale Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, FISHER and SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn, Illinois 60015. (847) 291-1717. Refer to File Number 13-068037. I600622 Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 12 and 19, 2014.

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Local legislation, national impact I have long been a big fan of food labels, reading about what things are in the food I eat, not for medical or nutritional reasons, but simply out of curiosity. Some labels inform about what the product contains – “100 percent organic;” others announce what is not in the item – “contains no nuts.” Each company may make the decision, following the guidelines established by federal law, what the consumer is told of the product they are purchasing. That decision is a business decision, but one firmly driven by what consumers want to know about a product they purchase. So, given my attachment to food labels, I was interested when I received a letter from a state commodity group I belong to. The letter alerted me to legislation, introduced into the Illinois Senate, which mandates “any food offered for retail sale in this state

William Bailey COMMENTARY is misbranded if it is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering, and that fact is not disclosed in a certain manner.” The legislation continues for 12 pages and contains, among other things, a legal definition of “enzyme” and classifies “chewing gum” as a food. The proposed law contains a long legal description of the “genetic engineering” of food, more commonly called “genetically modified” (GM) food. The legislation is an attempt to inform consumers of the presence, or absence, of GM ingredients in the food they purchase. This information would be placed on the product label and easily read by interested consumers, such as myself.

This bill, if it becomes law, could have a serious impact on Illinois consumers. Since the law would apply only to food products sold in Illinois, the state’s multibillion dollar food processing industry could continue to hum along, selling the foods produced everywhere but Illinois. The idea of a clandestine road trip to a neighboring state to purchase soup or ketchup produced in, but not sold in, Illinois is intriguing. I recall road trips, many years ago, to purchase Coors beer in Colorado, before it was distributed nationally. Food companies currently are free to voluntarily provide the labeling information the proposed law mandates. However, according to the draft legislation, “only a small portion of the food industry participates in voluntary labeling.” The question, unanswered by those supporting the bill, is why food processors are not

voluntarily providing the information that would be required by the new law. Perhaps the price of food would increase as monitoring costs increase, or perhaps the need to alert consumers to the presence of GM ingredients in food products isn’t as important as the legislators believe – maybe consumers don’t care.    I will follow the path of Senate Bill 1666 as it grinds its way through the legislative process in Springfield. Who knows, I may soon need to travel to Keokuk to purchase my favorite peanut butter which is unavailable here in Macomb because it is not properly labeled. Professor William C. Bailey formerly was the chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition. He also has served as Deputy-Under Secretary of Agriculture. He is now employed by the school of agriculture in Macomb.

Extension Office to hold ag night PRINCETON — The University of Illinois Extension, BureauLaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit will hold an agronomy night to provide research results for 2013. The program is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 17 at the Bureau County Extension Office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton. All area ag producers and ag industry representatives are welcome to attend this informative evening of agricultural education. There is no cost to attend. Russ Higgins, commercial agriculture educator with the University of Illinois Extension, will present a summary of the projects and results from the 2013 growing season in a 90-minute presentation. A pre-

view of new upcoming research on crop management issues for 2014 will also be covered. The Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center is the northernmost research center dedicated to commercial agriculture research operated by the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences according to Higgins. The 160-acre research center was established in 1948 in DeKalb County on land donated to University of Illinois by the late Senator H.G. Wright. Each year, 40 to 45 research projects including trials investigating cropping systems, soil fertility, crop breeding, crop management, bioenergy crops, tillage and cover crops are conducted on the site.

Heartland Bank to host Spring into Free Event PRINCETON — On Friday, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance at Heartland Bank and Trust Co.’s Spring into Free Event at its 606 S. Main St. location in Princeton. From 3 to 6 p.m., children will be able to have photos taken with the Easter Bunny, have their faces painted and enjoy some special treats. The Heartland Bank offices at 606 S. Main St. and 2101

N. Main St. locations in Princeton will be extending their hours until 6 p.m. for this event. Customers, residents and businesses are invited to join in celebration with refreshments, gifts, one-dayonly offers and a chance to win a $500 gift card. For more information on Heartland Bank’s Spring into Free Event, visit www.hbtbank. com.

For additional information, contact Daryle Wragge, ag program coordinator University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSal-

le-Marshall-Putnam Unit, at 309-364-2356. Advance notice is needed for assistance for reasonable accommodation.

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Local business begins new venture TISKILWA — Rick Rokosz of Tiskilwa, Dairyland Seed Sales Leader Gary Leeper and regional sales manager Barry Sutton recently met to discuss the limitations of Dairyland Seed’s ability to service customers in the North Central Illinois area. “After 22 years in the industry, I decided to concentrate on local ag producers and formed The Seed House in July of 2011,” stated Rokosz. “At that time, I joined Dairyland Seed as an area representative. In the fall of 2012, I met with Gary Leeper and Barry Sutton and started planning for an addition and installation of a seed treater. In March of 2013 the new addition was completed. Upon completion, my facility more than doubled in size. “Although Dairyland Seed was a well-known name, there was not a huge presence in the territory now served by The Seed House LLC. I am currently serving approximately 180 customers in North Central Illinois with everything from lawn seed to cover crops to corn,

soybeans and alfalfa from Dairyland Seed. I enjoy working with producers, farmer dealers and young individuals who are pursuing an ag career,” stated Rokosz. The opportunity for Rokosz came through recognition of a limited amount of servicing that Dairyland Seed was able to provide in the area. In particular, servicing soybean seed needs at spring planting time was a challenge. With this in mind, he is gearing up for spring planting in 2014. Rick’s new warehouse and his investment in soybean seed handling equipment, as well as a soybean seed treater, are available to handle farmers’ spring needs. Rokosz went on to say he now has the ability to customize seed treatments and offers a full array of seed treatments and/or inoculants. Dairyland Seed will also place soybean seed inventory in The Seed House LLC warehouse in Tiskilwa in order to provide a good selection of genetics for farmers to choose from. For more information, contact Rokosz at 815-303-7825.

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Smith earns top ag award MANLIUS — Andrew Smith from Bureau Valley High school was presented with the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Co. Smith, the son of David and Janet Smith, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. His significant experiences and accomplishments include winning the Section 3 Turf Grass Management SAE in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and earning his State Degree and Section 3 Star in Agribusiness in 2013. Willard Mott is Smith’s agricultural education instructor at Bureau Valley High School. This year the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplish-

ment Award celebrates its 67th anniversary. Throughout the years more than 168,000 high Smith school seniors from across the country have received the award, which has become a symbol for excellence and the school’s highest agricultural honor. As the winner of the 2014 award, Smith’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Bureau Valley High School. Monsanto, a long-time support of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, sponsors the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

BVHS FFA students have chance for grants Students at Bureau Valley High School will have the opportunity to improve and expand their work-based learning through supervised agricultural experiences (SAE). Supervised agricultural experiences are an integral part of the agricultural education program and provides student the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom and school day. The student’s experience may be entrepreneurial, placement, exploratory of scientific in nature. Students are encouraged to identify a SAE which falls into one of the many career pathways. The grants to support students’ work-based learning are funded from the agriculture, food and natural resources (AFNR) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning exchange. The AFNR STEM learning exchange was established by the Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education and the Illinois Foundation FFA.

The AFNR STEM learning exchange is funded through a contract with the Illinois State Board of Education. This is part of Illinois Pathways, a new and innovative state of Illinois led STEM education initiative designed to support college and career readiness for all students. Funding for this initiative is from the U.S. Department of Education Race to the Top Initiative in the amount of $430,000.

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Livestock farmers urged to keep good records WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia reminded livestock producers affected by natural disasters such as the drought in the West and the unexpected winter storm in the upper Midwest to keep thorough records. This includes livestock and feed losses, and any additional expenses that are a result of losses to purchased forage or feed. “The 2014 Farm Bill provides a strong farm

safety net to help ranchers during these difficult times,” said Garcia. “We’ll provide producers with information on new program requirements, updates and signups as the information becomes available. In the meantime, I urge producers to keep thorough records. We know these disasters have caused serious economic hardships for our livestock producers. We’ll do all we can to assist in their recovery.” In addition to western drought and the earlywinter snowstorms, there

are a variety of disasters from floods to storms to unexpected freezes. Each event causes economic consequences for farmers and ranchers throughout the United States. FSA recommends owners and producers record all pertinent information of natural disaster consequences, including documentation of the number and kind of livestock that have died, supplemented if possible by photographs or video records of ownership and losses; dates of death supported by birth

recordings or purchase receipts; costs of transporting livestock to safer grounds or to move animals to new pastures; feed purchases if supplies or grazing pastures are destroyed; and crop records, including seed and fertilizer purchases, planting and production records. Visit www.fsa.usda. gov or an FSA county office to learn more about FSA programs and loans. For information about USDA’s Farm Bill implementation plan, visit

Illinois farm prices The United States preliminary All Farm Products Index of Prices Received by Farmers in March, at 111 percent, based on 2011=100, increased five points (4.7 percent) from February. The Crop Index is up two points (2.2 percent)

and the Livestock Index increased six points (5.0 percent). Producers received higher prices for broilers, hogs, corn, and cattle and lower prices for market eggs, grapefruit and sunflowers. In addition to prices, the overall index

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is also affected by the seasonal change based on a three-year average mix of commodities producers sell. Increased monthly movement of cattle, milk and calves offset the decreased marketing of cotton, soybeans and hay.

PRINCETON — Bureau County Pheasants Forever is now taking orders for food plots. Available seed include corn, soybeans, sunflower and sorghum. Stewardship agreements, which will be available the day of pick-up, must be signed. Properties may be visited at later dates. Pick-up will be from 8 to 10 a.m. April 12 at The Seed House, 145 E. Owen St. in Tiskilwa. For more information, call Emily at Bureau County Soil and Water at 815-875-8732; or Bureau County Pheasants Forever representatives Rick Rokosz at 815-3037825 or Eric Paull at 815646-4844.

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