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A new county administrator? Board revisits the position By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board will consider hiring another county administrator to run the day-to-day operations of the county.

At Thursday’s meeting, board member Steve Sondgeroth asked for the county administrator discussion to be put on the May board meeting agenda. A lot of board members are overloaded with work for their com-

mittees, he said. Possibly the county board would want to establish an ad hoc search committee as a start, to look at how to get the needed money in the budget and when the county would want to hire someone, Sondgeroth said. After explor-

ing the options, the board could always vote against going forward with hiring an administrator, he added. With no further discussion, the board agreed to put the county administrator discussion on next month’s agenda. If the board went for-

ward with hiring a county administrator, it would be the second time the county has had such a position. The Bureau County Board hired Austin Edmondson in December 2005, on a 19 to 6 vote, at a starting salary of $66,000 plus benefits.

Edmondson resigned from the position about 15 months later, to accept a similar position in the Decatur-area town of Forsyth. Then-Bureau County Board Chairman Marc Wilt said Edmondson

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Recycling center woes People are abusing center in Princeton By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — The city of Princeton is still having concerns about illegal dumping of items at its recycling center on North Euclid Avenue. At this week’s meeting of the Princeton City Council, Commissioner Ray Mabry said the community enjoys having a recycling center, but some people are abusing it. In recent weeks, furniture and prescription drugs have been dropped off at the center. As he’s said before, probably 95 percent of the people are following the guidelines, but the other 5 percent are causing a problem for everyone else. Also, there are people, outside of the Princeton community, who are apparently bringing their yard waste to the adjoining brush collection site, he said. “We want to remain a green community and offer the recycling center, but it gets tough when we continue to have things dumped there that aren’t recyclable in any way, shape or form,” Mabry said. Commissioner Joel Quiram said he’s under the impression that most of the illegal dumping is done during the overnight hours. A couple years ago, he brought up the idea of setting regular open hours for the recycling center

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On ‘TRAC’ with art Students from 15 area high schools met at Princeton High School Thursday afternoon for the fourth annual Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) Art Festival. Students participated in one of 15 workshops set up within various classrooms. Workshops offered instruction on various types of two-dimensional and three-dimensional categories of art. Art pieces were judged by Dana Collins, retired professor of art at Illinois Valley Community College and freelance artist in Princeton, and Ann Crosby, potter/artist and owner of Annie’s Little Pots in Princeton. The art festival is sanctioned and sponsored by the principals of each school. This year’s host teachers were Linda Ribar and Karen Greer of PHS.

A new bridge in Spring Valley Area residents attend public meeting By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

SPRING VALLEY — Area residents were invited to a public meeting Wednesday evening at city hall to review preliminary plans and details of the upcoming $25.1 million Route 89 bridge replacement project.

The open house setting allowed residents to walk around and view maps and diagrams to get a better visual of how engineers plan to build a new bridge just east of the current structure before demolishing the old one — all while maintaining traffic over the bridge during construction. Ted Fultz, location and environment studies engineer of the Illinois Department of Transportation, was one of many representatives available to explain the three phases of the project.

He explained how his team is currently finishing up with Phase 1, which required engineers to develop a scope of the project, build a plan of how to construct the new bridge and bring public attention to the plans. With Phase 1 coming to an end, IDOT engineers are still seeking public comment from residents with concerns or suggestions about the construction process. The public comment period ends April 24.

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Auction Calendar 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 13 – Art and artifacts, antiques, fossils, paintings, American Indian art, collectibles, 10:30 a.m., 3401 N. State, Route 23 (Pitstick Pavilion), Ottawa, Higdon Auction Services, 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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Representatives of Illinois Department of Transportation talk with Spring Valley Aldermen Dan McFadden (center) and Dave Pellegrini (far right) about the proposed Route 89 bridge replacement project during a public meeting held at Spring Valley City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Bridge From Page 1 Phase 2 will produce plans and specifications for things like, how much rock, earth and steel will be needed for the project. Fultz explained this time will also be when engineers will purchase easements and right-of-ways needed to shift the road and bridge slightly to the east. Phase 2 is expected to take anywhere from 18 to 24 months to complete.

Phase 3 will be onsite construction of the bridge. Blueprints of the project show the new bridge will provide a wider deck space for traffic. The current bridge is only 22 feet, 8 inches wide. The new bridge deck will provide two driving lanes — each 12 feet wide. The shoulder lanes will be 8 feet wide. Engineers also plan to slightly raise Route 89 to reduce flooding. The current roadway has occasionally been closed due

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to flooding over the bridge. Also, at the request of the city, the sidewalk coming from the CSX Railroad to the entrance of Barto’s Landing will be extended. Looking at the sufficiency rating of the current historic bridge, it ranks 37.3 on a 100 scale — 100 being a new bridge. “That doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a safety issues with the bridge,” explained Fultz. “That number takes into consideration things such as too narrow, the design of

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the bridge being a truss bridge … If it were completely unsafe we would post it and put signs up or close the bridge. We do inspect the bridge on a regular basis, but it’s at an age where it does need to be removed and replaced.” The truss bridge was determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. “Because of this, we did offer the structure to anyone who was will-

ing to take it and go elsewhere with it if they wanted to keep it,” explained Fultz. “We had no takers and based on its condition it was requested to go ahead and demolish the bridge after it was properly recorded for its historical purposes.” The current structure was opened to traffic in 1937. Approximately 5,650 vehicles cross the bridge daily. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Meeting Minutes Sheffield Village Board By Andrew Fisher news@bcrnews.com

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Village Board conducted the following business at its meeting on April 7. • Mayor William Rosenow said everything is on track with the playground project. Work is scheduled to begin the last weekend of April. Volunteers are needed to bring the installation of the new playground equipment to a speedy completion. • The board approved a replacement for the Veteran’s School Park memorial tree of Barbara Ann Williams Phelps. The tree was brought down by the winter weather. • The village has received numerous complaints about the disposition of a residence occupied by Jimmy Phillhower on South Park and Chestnut. Villagers have complained that the front yard of the house has become a muddied mess and littered with vehicles and trash. The village decided to look into actions necessary to return the property to a healthy condition. • The board gave approval to begin the legal process necessary to commence the demolition of two unkempt properties in the village. One property is located at the corner of Park and Cook. The other is at east end of Railroad Street. • The mayor said the village needs a new squad car. Following the latest repairs to the vehicle, the mayor said the 12-year-old vehicle is a 160,000 mile money pit. The estimated cost for a replacement is $25,000. • Work on cleaning up the local cemetery began and is proceeding as planned. • The village-wide cleanup day is set for April 30. No electronics will be accepted for removal. The next board meeting is set for 7 p.m. April 21.


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Chestnut Street Inn Chef Monika Sudakov serves a sample of one of her homemade goodies to Paul Nordstrom. The annual Steppin’ Out for the Babies March of Dimes event was held Thursday night at Wise Guys in Princeton. Event-goers enjoyed a sampling of foods from several local restaurants/establishments, a silent auction and more. BCR photo/Becky Kramer

 

Princeton Retail Development Committee to host seminar PRINCETON — The Princeton Retail Development Committee will host a business seminar breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. April 25 at the Prouty Building in Princeton. In today’s fast-paced, competitive marketplace, excellent customer service many times sets businesses

apart. Presented by the University of Illinois Extension, On the Front Line will discuss topics including customer service for the common good, understanding customers, dealing with unhappy customers, and looking back and planning for the future. The cost to attend is

$10. Reservations can be made by calling the Princeton Chamber of Commerce office at 815-875-2616. The Princeton Retail Development Committee’s mission statement is to find and encourage new retailers to open their businesses in Princeton and assist current retailers with

retention and expansion programs. Cross fit 56 fitness center and Round 2 consignment shop are examples of successful business ventures that got their start in the business incubator, another project sponsored by the Retail Development Committee.

Meeting Minutes Princeton City Council By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council conducted the following business at its April 7 meeting in Princeton City Hall: • Appointed Chuck Woolley to the Princeton Fire Pension Board and Ami Chamberlain to the Princeton Public Library Board. • Heard from Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson that plans are progressing

for the local BuEComm office to handle the city’s utility emergency calls once its new water treatment plant goes into full operation. The current water treatment plant is staffed around the clock, but the new water treatment plant will be automated and not manned around the clock. The agreement with the city has been approved by the BuEComm board and the needed new equipment has been ordered. The transition should take this summer, Clawson said. • Heard the city issued three residential building

permits in March, for a total value of $111,324, and one commercial/ industrial building permit, for a value of $700. To date for 2014, the city has issued a total of eight building permits for the year, at a value of $215,024. For the same time period in 2013, the city had issued a total of four permits, at a value of $202,500. For the same time period in 2012, the city issued a total of 11 building permits, at a value of $67,950. • Approved payment of bills as follows: $71,824 in Public Affairs and

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and closing it overnight, which would probably eliminate a huge percentage of illegal dumping. Fencing could help with the closing of the center at night, he said. When there is illegal dumping, city crews have to go over and clean it up, Quiram added. Mayor Keith Cain said he’s asked the council to have cameras installed at the recycling center, which should eliminate some of the ongoing problems of illegal dumping. A camera was installed at the Veterans Park gazebo, across from city hall, and that has greatly helped with problems there, the mayor said. If fencing was installed, he has a concern that people would just drop their stuff there, Cain said. He also doesn’t want to see junk placed in alleys or other places. No further action was taken on possible solutions to the problem, other than a request from the council for people to not abuse the recycling center or brush collection site. In his report at Monday’s meeting, Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson presented a proposal for Wendler Engineering, of Dixon to put together plans for a possible parking lot reconstruction project at the Amtrak depot station, with an engineering cost of $10,000. That information would be presented

to Vissering Construction as a possible way to offset some balances for the company’s liquidated damages with the city’s new water treatment plant project. Once the engineering is complete, the city can negotiate further terms with Vissering Construction, Clawson said. The council will take the proposal under consideration at its next meeting. The council also heard from Steve Bouslog, president of the Youth Services Bureau of Illinois Valley Foundation Board, and Frank Vonch, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Illinois Valley, who were present for the signing of a proclamation by Mayor Keith Cain designating April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. After 25 years of investigating child abuse and neglect cases, Vonch said he wish he could say child abuse and neglect were diminishing, but that’s not what’s happening. It’s good to have a YSB office in Princeton and it’s important to remember child abuse awareness is an issue not just during April but throughout the year, he said. Statistics show five children die from child abuse each day in the United States, Bouslog said. That’s a sad statistic, and it’s important for people to be aware of child abuse and to support the efforts that try to eliminate it, he said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Special education Rezin proposes a Do Not Adopt Registry er person. meeting set for May 9 Locally, Bland “It will do us good

PRINCETON — A meeting conducted by Bureau Valley CUSD, Cherry Grade School, Dalzell Grade School, DePue Unit Schools, Hall High School, Henry-Senachwine CUSD, Ladd Grade School, LaMoille CUSD, Malden Grade School, Midland CUSD, Ohio High School, Ohio Grade School, Princeton Elementary Schools, Princeton High School and Spring Valley Elementary will take place at 2:30 p.m. May 9 at the BMP Special Education Cooperative Offices, 526 Bureau Valley Parkway, Suite B, Princeton. The purpose of this

meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2014-15 school year. If you are a parent of a homeschooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability and you reside within the boundaries of the above-listed districts, you are urged to attend. If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, contact Gwen Garver, BMP Director of Special Education, at 815-8752645.

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Attorney Patrick Herrmann said he had reached out for legal counsel from a Springfield law firm, but the firm was not able to return an opinion by Thursday’s board meeting. The board could wait for an opinion from the law firm or the board could decide to keep requiring a cash escrow or to accept to a letter of credit, Herrmann said. Michael Speerschneider, representing the Pittsburgh-based EverPower Wind Co., addressed the board, saying the company’s purchase of Big Sky is going forward and closing on the property should be completed in May. The new owners would like the county board to agree to a letter of credit for the decommissioning plan, rather than keep the cash-onhand arrangement in existence, Speerschneider said. After lengthy discussion, the board agreed to table further discussion and a decision until its May board meeting. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

From Page 1 helped the county board through the sale of the county farm and the pending sale of Prairie View Healthcare, and also did a lot of work on the successful public safety sales tax referendum. He steered the county through some very major projects, Wilt said. After Edmondson’s resignation, the board defeated a motion, on a 16 no, 6 yes vote to hire another administrator at that time, based on the county’s finances. In addition to the county administrator discussion, the county board will also discuss its Big Sky wind farm decommissioning plan at its May meeting. At Thursday’s meeting, the board tabled a decision on whether to keep a cash escrow agreement with the new owners of the Big Sky wind farm, or to agree to the new owner’s request of a letter of credit for the decommissioning plan. Bureau County State’s

questions its effectiveness By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) recently introduced legislation aimed at helping animal shelters and stores across the country. The measure allows the state to opt into the national Do Not Adopt Registry, which is a first of its kind national database administered by Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). The registry would compile animal abuse conviction data into one database that will be accessible across state lines. This will allow shelters and pet stores to screen potential adopters and customers to ensure they have not been convicted of animal abuse crimes, and keep shelters from having to negotiate a patchwork of independent, localized registries not linked to one another. While it sounds like a great tool to use when screening potential adopters, Princeton Animal Control Officer Nancy Bland is leery about how effective the registry would be. “It’s only going to be

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Nancy Bland beneficial towards the people who do get prosecuted,” she explained “There are so many who sit just on the borderline of being prosecuted, but who we know would not be a good person to adopt to.” Also, according to Bland, the time it takes for people to get prosecuted for animal crimes is a long one. She said in a lot of cases, state’s attorneys get busy with other things, and more times than not, animal abuse cases get pushed back. Therefore, the time it would take for a prosecuted name to be put in the registry would be delayed. What would be an ideal database for animal shelters, according to Bland, would be one that lists those who have been prosecuted for animal abuse crimes and then give an option where animal shelters and local animal adopt organizations could list potential “red flag” animal adopters who are known to not be suitable for adoption.

According to Bland, these potential adopters might be those would have been known to leave animals behind when they’ve moved to new homes, or those who have been known to let their animals run free and get lost and then go looking for new animals, or those who have been known to not take good care of their animals, but haven’t provided enough evidence to be prosecuted. The Do Not Adopt Registry would only list individuals who are 18 years or older who have been convicted of animal cruelty, aggravated animal cruelty, animal torture, animal fighting, poisoning an animal, dog fighting or other animal crimes. The crimes would be reported and recorded on the registry. Any animal shelter, pet store, animal breeder or person would be able to conduct a search of the national database before selling, transferring, delivering or placing an animal to anoth-

only to a certain point,” Bland explained. “What I would like to see is (the registry) dig deeper for those people who need to be posted as a ‘red flag’ who haven’t been prosecuted.” Bland said with a system like so, it would prevent an issue she often sees at the animal shelter. People who are denied for adoption at one place, will jump over from one facility to another, until they are granted a new pet. Bland said luckily this community is a small one, where many of the local shelters and animal adopt organizations know people and have heard their stories and work together to prevent potential bad owners from adopting. “This is my opinion on the situation, and while I can’t speak for all animal adoption facilities, I have a feeling their opinions would be the same on this issue,” Bland said. The legislation on the Do Not Adopt Registry is currently in the Senate awaiting passage. Rezin has an online petition available on her website pertaining to the bill. She is asking people to register their support of the measure for her to use in the legislation process. Her website is www.senatorrezin.com. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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In 2012, the Bureau and Putnam Health Department, in collaborations with several community partners, conducted a community health needs assessment in order to attempt to identify and begin to address the most pressing issues facing the health of our communities. In December 2013, the health department

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PRINCETON — Lavonna I. Dekeyser, 50, of PrincBETTENDORF, Iowa — Jammie Hensley, 45, of Bettendorf, Iowa, formerly of Walnut, died Saturday, eton passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. April 5, 2014, in Bettendorf, Iowa. She was born Aug. 20, 1963, in Fairfield to James Arrangements are pending at the Garland Funeral (Linda) Pressy and Janet (Richardson) Harding. She Home in Walnut. attended Princeton High School. She married Randall J. Dekeyser June 23, 2000, in Princeton. She loved CAMDEN, Tenn. — Gaylord “Hoss” R. Cartwright puzzles, fishing and crafts with her children. She is survived by her father, James (Linda) Pressy of Camden, Tenn., formerly of Princeton, passed of McLeansboro; her husband, Randall Dekeyser; three away at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, daughters, Jenni Roggy of Bureau, Rachel Dekeyser of 2014. Princeton and Heather Dekeyser of Princeton; two He was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Sublette sisters, Marilyn Tieman of Texas and Sharron Frost to Elmer and Mary (Conant) Cartwright. of Missouri; and four brothers, Clifford Richardson of He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 Sims, James (Roxanne) Pressy of Princeton, Harold to 1956 in the Seabee’s. He was a semi Pressy of Missouri and Jeff Pressy of Texas. truck driver for 60 years before he She was preceded by her mother, Janet A. Harding; retired. Gaylord Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Liz Cartwright and her first husband, Richard Roggy. Services were held Friday, April 11, at the Norberg Cartwright, and eight children, Gary (Debbie) Cartwright of Princeton, David (Denise) Memorial Home in Princeton. Burial was in Elm Lawn Hewitt of Pearland, Texas, Sonya (Don) Moench Memorial Park, Princeton. The family received friends Friday, April 11, at the of Poulsbo, Wash., Daniel (Janice) Cartwright of Dover, Roger Cartwright of Peru, Robert Cartwright funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s of Lebanon, Mo., Tina Skaggs of Lebanon, Mo., and Trina Williams of Lebanon, Mo. He is also survived Hospital and The American Lung Association. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh. by two sisters, Nancy Simmons of Princeton and Shirley Hobbs of Sublette; 20 grandchildren; and 12 com. great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and Obituary deadlines grandparents. Deadlines for obituaries are 2 p.m. Monday for TuesThere will be no service. Cremation rites have day’s paper, 2 p.m. Wednesday for Thursday’s paper been accorded. and 2 p.m. Friday for Saturday’s paper.

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Michigan men plead guilty to drug charges Police reports PRINCETON — Two Michigan men have pleaded guilty in Bureau County Court to felony drug charges. On March 28, Terrence Griffin, 46, of Detroit, Mich., entered a guilty plea to the Class 2 felony of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver more than 500 grams of cannabis. He was sentenced to serve three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $12,000, which he paid at the time of the plea. On March 28, Dewey Jones, 41, of South Field, Mich., entered a guilty plea to the Class 3 felony of unlawful possession with intent to deliver more than 30 grams of cannabis. He was sentenced to serve two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $12,000, which he paid at the time of the plea. Jones was represented in Bureau

County Court by Marseilles attorney Timothy Cappellini. Griffin was represented in court by Peru attorney Douglas Olivero. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann. Presiding over the case was Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. On Oct. 21, 2011, the Illinois State Police stopped a rental vehicle driven by Griffin on eastbound Interstate 80. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed six bundles of cannabis in luggage in the trunk of the vehicle. Jones was the only passenger in the vehicle. In previous convictions, Jones had a weapons conviction in Michigan for which he was sentenced in 2007 to the Department of Corrections. He also had three misdemeanor convictions between 1993 and 2005 in Michigan. Griffin was convicted of second degree murder in 1986 in Michigan.

At the courthouse Marriage licenses Michael J. DiPietro of Princeton to Stephanie A. Feurer of Princeton. Jeremy P. Morales of Princeton to Chelsea M. Burton of Princeton.

Divorces Jason P. Sebby of Tampico and Kathleen (Heyward) Sebby of Port Byron; married Aug. 27, 2005; divorced March 24, 2014. Craig Verucchi of Spring Valley and Korena (Chadwick) Verucchi of LaSalle; married March 12, 2006; divorced March 21, 2014. Matthew P. Brock of Woodstock and Melissa F. (Neuhalfen) Brock of Princeton; married Oct. 13, 2008; divorced March 21, 2014. Ryan P. Morrissey of Wyanet and Emaleigh S. (Prokes) Morrissey of Princeton; married Oct. 23, 2010; divorced March 21, 2014.

Traffic court Disregarding official traffic device — Emily B. Walzer, Spring Valley. Driving no license/permit/ Troy A. Gray, 41, of Spring

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Spring Valley Police Suspended license

Roseanna Ferrer, 24, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while license suspended, driving with only one red taillight and expired registration on Route 29 near Route 89 at 8:42 p.m. March 28. Karen R. Williams, 49, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while license suspended in the 100 block of North Spalding Street at 3:53 p.m. March 27.

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Donald R. Waclaw, 24, of LaSalle was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and no rear registration plate light on Richard Mautino Drive near Ladd Road at 2:21 a.m. March 29.

Deer accident

A vehicle driven by David A. Suarez, 50, of Peru Juan Irala, 36, of DePue. struck a deer on Route 6 Driving on revoked license — Anthonear Dalzell Road at 7:19 ny W. Perez, 43, of Spring Valley. p.m. March 27. Driving under the influence of alcohol — Samuel W. McClure, 46, of Princeton; Cynthia L. Waltz, 20, of Spring Valley. Electronic communication device — Jacob E. Bence, 22, of Princeton; Juan Irala, 36, of DePue; Chad R. Vaini, 41, of Ladd. Improper traffic lane usage — A 17-year-old male of Princeton; Robert M. Searle, 51, of Wyanet. Unsafe backing on roadway — Eric L. Baker, 30, of Walnut. Registration expiration — Jesse L. Walters, 23, of Princeton. Seat belt required (driver) — Felicia M. Rodriguez, 48, of Spring Valley. Seat belt required (passenger) — Alexandria E. Lewis, 30, of Spring Valley. Speeding (11-14) — Leon Hernandez, 36, of Princeton. Speeding (15-20) — Michael J. Miller, 68, of Bureau; Verne J. Petersen, 88, of DePue; Donna M. Riley, 60, of Spring Valley. Speeding (21-25) — Jacob M. Byczynski, 18, of Seatonville.

PRINCETON — A Spring Valley teen has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of retail theft. Michael V. Lupo, 18, entered a plea of guilty on March 31 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Lupo was sentenced to serve two and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, receiving credit for time served from Jan. 3, to March 30. Lupo was also ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $697. On Dec. 5, 2013, Lupo entered the Princeton Walmart store and removed a cellular telephone, valued at more than $300, from its packaging and left the store without paying the full retail value. The Princeton Police Department conducted an investigation into the theft, identifying Lupo by video surveillance evidence and subsequently recovering the telephone from Lupo. This is Lupo’s first adult criminal conviction.

Burgess enters guilty plea PRINCETON — A Princeton man has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. Maxwell M. Burgess, 37, entered an open plea of guilty on March 31 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Burgess was sentenced to serve one and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, receiving credit for time served from Feb. 21, 2014, to March 30. Burgess was also ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs of $1,582 within six months of his release from prison. Burgess was arrested by TRIDENT task force agents on Feb. 21, 2014, along with four other codefendants, after executing a search warrant of a Princeton residence where Burgess was living. Used syringes and plastic baggies, both containing heroin residue, were located in Burgess’ bedroom and in his possession. Previously, Burgess was convicted of the Class 4 felony of aggravated driving under the influence in 2001 in Bureau County.

Croissant enters guilty plea PRINCETON — A Spring Valley woman has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of theft. Nicole M. Croissant, 27, entered her guilty plea on April 1 before Circuit Judge Cynthia Raccuglia. The judge ordered the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentencing hearing for 1 p.m. May 20. Croissant was represented in court by Assistant Public Defender Jacob Frost. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann. In July 2013, a Spring Valley couple reported there was some jewelry missing from their residence. Upon investigation by the Spring Valley Police Department, it was determined Croissant had pawned some of that jewelry at a local pawn shop. A warrant for her arrest was issued on July 29, 2013. Croissant was arrested on Aug. 9, 2013.


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Decorating heaven When I was a junior high kid — maybe even younger, my friends and I used to go into Hoffman’s on the west side of Princeton’s Main Street and buy friendship rings for each other. They were these gold or silver bands that cost about $2 back then. Obviously, they weren’t real gold, but it didn’t matter to us. We exchanged them with our youthful boyfriends. It was a really big deal to give one and an even bigger deal to get one. I also remember going into Hoffman’s when I was a young girl to look for gifts for my grandmother. Grandma liked costume jewelry, and I remember this jewelry case the store had. It had buttons on the top that made the shelves inside the case rotate, so you could see all the pretty earrings, pins and necklaces. I remember standing in front of that case for quite a few minutes, wondering if my youthful pockTerri etbook could afford something pretty for Simon Grandma. Regardless of whether I was shopping for a new friendship ring or something to give as a gift to my grandmother, I always remember Mrs. Murphey helping me in the store. She never made my friends and me think the idea of a friendship ring for that special boy was silly. Likewise, she was always able to find just the right pin or necklace for my grandmother — somehow she was always able to find something that would fit into my very meager budget. Fast forward several years and Hoffman’s — now living on the east side of South Main Street — was still the place to go for that special gift for someone special. While the amount of money I had to spend was a bit more than when I was a child and the gifts I chose were different than a friendship ring for a special boy or a piece of costume jewelry for my grandmother, I still remember Mrs. Murphey being just as helpful, just as kind. She always made me feel special for shopping in her store. Many years have passed since those days. Somewhere through time, Mrs. Murphey turned into Winnie, and when I went into Hoffman’s — still searching for a special gift for a special someone, I’d find myself searching for Winnie Murphey before I even attempted to look around the store. I always wanted to say hi and chat for just a minute. Winnie had a way of making you feel good about things — just life in general, and she always made you feel special for walking through her door. If Winnie wasn’t in the store, it wasn’t quite the same. Don’t misunderstand ... Winnie’s daughter Jyl and the rest of the staff at Hoffman’s are wonderful; I just missed Winnie. I never really told her how much I respected her ... how much her kindness through the years meant to a little kid who never had more than a couple of dollars in her pocket, but for some reason, I always kind of felt like she knew. I know hindsight is always 20/20, but I wish now I would have talked to her about those long ago days and reminded her how much it meant to a little kid to be treated with such respect. On April 4, the angels must have know they needed Winnie more than we did. Many of our hearts broke for the woman we lost. What a role model she was for us all ... humble, strong, kind-hearted, gracious. Not only was she a great businesswoman who surrounded herself with many beautiful items, she was a good lady with a heart that sparkled with sincerity. It was my privilege to know Winnie Murphey. I will miss her. But I have to think right now Winnie is probably in charge of making heaven just a bit more beautiful. No doubt she is searching through boxes of china there, setting a most-amazing table which will be waiting for all of us someday. She’s decorating this and that, and she’s chatting with family and friends, old and new. Now that I think about it, perhaps Winnie was an angel in disguise all along ... BCR Editor Terri Simon can be reached at tsimon@bcrnews.com.

A Princeton legend: Richard Widmark ‘The Alamo’ By Bartlett Lee Kassabaum Special to the BCR

Richard Widmark and John Wayne (born Marion Morrison) were on different sides of the fence politically but were both solid professionals and had similarities in their backgrounds. They both came from broken homes (parents separated while they were still in school), both lived through the Great Depression, both graduated high school as senior class president (Widmark at Princeton High School in Illinois and Wayne at Glendale High School in California), both played football in high school and college (Widmark at Lake Forest College and Wayne at USC), both made war movies though neither served in the military, and both actors had a strong connection to the Harry Carey (acting) family. They both worked in an ice cream/ soda fountain in high school, and they both entered college in pre law. There is a Widmark Airport in Green City, Mo., and a John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif.  Widmark plays Jim Bowie, adventurer and inventor of the Bowie knife in John Wayne’s “The Alamo” (1960). “Wayne and I got along great professionally, but we weren’t friends socially. He was like (Robert) Mitchum in the sense that he liked the booze. The first time I met Wayne was when I went out to California for the first time. I had just made the film “Kiss of Death” (1947), and Wayne was standing in the corner with a drink in his hand and he said, ‘Well, here comes that laughing son of a bitch!’ So we never spent much time together socially. Wayne was a good director and did a good job on “The Alamo.” He just IS Westerns. “John Ford invented John Wayne,” Widmark said, and in the process, created what Widmark called “the ideal Western hero.” “Wayne had a publicity guy who I didn’t like. He used to plant terrible stories about me and Wayne that just weren’t true.”  One story has it this way, whether planted or not. When Wayne was casting the film, Widmark was not his first choice to play Bowie. He was elated though when he got Widmark to come on board. Wayne took out an ad in a trade magazine that hailed Widmark’s acting skills, and it said in big bold letters, “WELCOME ABOARD DICK.” When Widmark next saw Wayne, he told him, “Tell your publicity man, or whoever wrote that ad, that the name is Richard, not Dick!”  Supposedly, Wayne had to hold back his anger, as it was he who took out the ad, and said, “I’ll remember that, the next time I take out an ad — Richard.”  Widmark had later often remarked, “Don’t talk to me about that ‘Alamo’ thing.”  Ironically, Harry Carey Jr., in his book, “Company of Heroes,” is always, referring to Widmark as Dick!  Publicity was a deciding factor

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in how the movie did at the box office. Wayne produced, directed and starred in “The Alamo.” This was his intended epic masterpiece. It was a decade in the making, way over budget, and plagued with many production delays. He broke Hollywood Rule No. 1 and put up his own money — and every dollar he could borrow — to make the film. “I have everything I own in this picture — except my necktie,” he said. Wayne’s reasons for making “The Alamo” were personal and patriotic, but he was ripped off by his financial advisor and the person he put in charge of the publicity campaign. That person went about it with an intention that actually hurt its chances at the box office and with the public. “The Alamo” lost millions in its initial run but earned seven Oscar nominations, including those for Best Picture and Best Song (“The Green Leaves of Summer”). The music by 16-time Oscar nominee Dimitri Tiomkin is one of his best scores. The music fits the images on film that are the crisp vivid colors of the Southwest that really hold your eye. Wayne must have learned something from John Ford. The battle sequences and horsemanship are spectacular and done with none of the special effects used today. The costumes and uniforms are authentic. A re-release in 1966 did little to reverse its box-office fortunes, but the film finally showed a profit after its sale to NBC-TV for its television debut in September 1971. When you first see Widmark on the screen in “The Alamo” he looks like you think Jim Bowie should look - big, outdoorsy tanned, and rugged. He carries this image the entire movie, save for one scene where he shows he is just as human as any man. It is where he gets the letter about the death of his wife. Widmark was 46 at the time, and the real Jim Bowie was younger at 40 when he died. Alan Ladd played Bowie in the “Iron Mistress” (1952) and Sterling Hayden played the part in “The Last Command” (1955), so Widmark was not going up against a screen image cut in stone that Wayne, as Davey Crockett, would have to deal with. Wayne as producer and director would also have the formidable

task of overcoming the image of Fess Parker as Crockett from television and movies put forth by Disney in the mid 1950s. He does a commanding job, I would say. He was John Wayne and people still paid to see John Wayne. The Duke was 53 at the time, and the real Crockett was 50 when he perished. “The Alamo” really needed to have Widmark as Bowie and Laurence Harvey as Col. William Travis to prevent Wayne’s presence from overpowering the rest of the cast. Director Howard Hawks said it best, “If you don’t get a damn good actor with Wayne, he’s going to blow him right off the screen, not just by the fact that he’s good, but by his power and his strength.”  Widmark was a “damn good actor” and held his own as he always did. Laurence Harvey was the glue between these giants. Widmark said this of Harvey, “Laurence Harvey was a good actor, and he and Wayne got on well because they were both drinkers. I liked him.” That’s more of that blunt but great dialogue, and it’s real.                                                                                                                              The movie is the story of the defense of the Alamo mission in 1836 by a small band of Texans against superior forces, about 185 to 7,000, under Mexican General Santa Anna. It was a pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution, one that over time evolved into one of America’s greatest myths. The movie has its faults but is an exciting and inspired tale, one that captures the spirit of the times, the heroic nature of the men, and the sacrifice they made. I watch movies to be entertained, and this movie entertained me. The actors are solid in their roles; the visuals have a touch of John Ford; and there is some fun and adventure to the it that you find in just about every John Wayne western. Widmark holds his own with Wayne, and may be the best thing going for the movie. He had that ability to always give the best that one could expect from all his roles. He does have one of the best lines in the movie. Santa Anna has sent an officer under a flag of truce to ask the defenders to surrender. Bowie and Travis have been at odds the whole movie. Travis gives his answer by lighting the cannon fuse with his cigar, and it fires.  Widmark as Bowie turns to Wayne as Crockett and says, “I’d hate to say anything good about that longwinded jackanapes, but he does know the short way to start a war.” The supporting cast is pretty darn good; Linda Cristal (whew), Denver Pyle, Chills Wills, Frankie Avalon (hey the kid could ‘crupper’ mount a horse), and Ken Curtis, almost the fourth lead in the movie. His character is Capt. Almeron Dickinson and is always called Dick in the movie, so I don’t know if that was a point of friction. I’ll be talking about John Ford, the Careys, and the two westerns Widmark made with Ford next time. As Festus Haggen (Ken Curtis) on “Gunsmoke” would say, “It’ll be a real pearl button bangle billy.”

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Community — The Veterans Center from Springfield will be at IVCC April 16 to assist local veterans. See Page 8.

Education — Parent’s Day Out students enjoy a music-filled field trip. See Page 9.

Elks Table celebrates second year

Community Notes Genealogy Guild meeting OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild will be at 1 p.m. April 19 at the Guild Library, 115 W. Glover St., Ottawa. Rachael Mellen will speak about the Irish side of her ancestry, show photos of her research trip to Ireland and offer hints on how to proceed with researching Irish ancestry.

Larry Lucas (from right), district deputy grand exalted ruler from the Princeton Elks Lodge and the Northwest District, and Jeff Hunt from the Princeton Rotary and Central Bank serve a fried chicken dinner at the second year anniversary of the Elks Table. There were 130 people served.

Auxiliary workshop PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton will conduct its veterans Easter basket workshop at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the post home. All treats for the baskets are needed at this time, For information, call Clara Pease, VA&R chairman, at 815-872-0430 or Carol Allicks, president, at 815-872-7891.

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

Blood drive PRINCETON — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 1 in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St., Princeton. You may be eligible if you last donated on or before March 6. A Red Cross donor card or photo ID is needed. To make an appointment, call the Princeton office at 815-879-2231.

Drawdown and silent 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 are $50 for two people. This includes dinner, complimentary beer and wine (as long as it lasts). Only 200 tickets will be sold. You have a chance to win the top prize of $1,200. Many other cash prizes will also be awarded. There will also be raffle games, tip boards and a silent auction. To purchase a ticket, you can call 815-872-7387 or stop into the shelter’s resale store, Finders Keepers, located at 306 E. Backbone Road in Princeton. You do not have to be in attendance to win one of the cash prizes.

Learning Stage announces summer camps P R I N C E T O N —  Learning Stage, the education committee of Princeton Theatre Group, has announced two summer programs which together will provide youth from Grades K-12 the opportunity to experience and participate in live performances, while immersing themselves in the many aspects of bringing a show into production. Both programs are being mounted in cooperation with Festival 56, which this summer marks its 11th season of bringing outstanding professional theater to local audiences. Camp 56, to be held weekdays from June 23 through July 3, returns to mark its fourth consecutive year of providing a theater-based day camp for young people

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of primary and middle school age. Once again, camp director Lisa Gadomski will engage campers in a series of fun-filled activities including song, dance, make-up, costuming and visits to and with Festival sets, cast and crew. The culmination of their camping experience will be their on-stage appearances in the Festival’s production of “Oliver!” Camp staff will be on hand at the Grace Center box office, 316 S. Main St. in Princeton, on April 26 to accept registrations, which can subsequently be made when the Festival box office officially opens on May 5. The cost to enroll is $100 per camper. Financial assistance may be available to those who demonstrate financial need.

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Theatre Boot Camp is the re-introduction, after several years’ absence, of a program for highschool aged students with an interest in the dramatic arts. Running for six days beginning July 7, under the direction of Festival 56 cofounder Laura Brigham, the program will combine an opportunity for campers to hone their own performance skills while expanding their understanding of the dramatic arts through exposure to a variety of theatre professionals. The participants will attend three Festival 56 productions, appear in a Festival cabaret and stage their own showcase performance on the final day of camp. The $250 fee includes theater tickets, daily lunches, Friday night

dinner and a chaperoned overnight stay at the conclusion of the cabaret. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who demonstrate financial need. Registration material may be accessed onlined at www.festival56. com. Camp 56 and Theatre Boot Camp are being funded by grants and contributions from the DuPont Pioneer Giving Program, Sun Foundation and Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust (courtesy of the Illinois Arts Council), Church Women United and other local donors, including St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and Open Prairie United Church of Christ. Inquiries may be directed to learningstage@festival56.com.


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IVCC receives tree recognition OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for the fourth straight year. Tree Campus is a national program honoring colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students in the spirit of conservation. IVCC met the five core standards for effective campus forest management: A tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a student servicelearning project. Leading IVCC’s program are Vice President Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema, biology instructor Lauri Carey and mathematics instructor Wes Black who helped choose planting sites for 11 trees on the disc golf course including red oaks, a hackberry, American

IVCC is partnering with Veterans Center OGLESBY — Readjustment counseling technician John Mizer of the Veterans Center in Springfield will present “Keeping the Promise” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday at Illinois Valley Community College’s CTC-125. Mizer’s presentation, focusing on issues faced by combat veterans, is open to the public. The Mobile Veterans Center (MVC) will be in

parking Lot 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, too. MVC’s primary mission is to provide outreach to under-served veteran populations and assist families, service providers, military units, schools and all other organizations which have contact with veterans. Vet Centers serve combat veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care such as professional

readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, the brokering of services with community agencies and providing a link between veterans and other services within the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. For more information, contact IVCC financial aid and veteran’s advisor Ida Brown at 815-2240200 or ida_brown@ivcc. edu.

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Vice President Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema and math instructor Wes Black were instrumental in IVCC receiving Tree Campus USA recognition this year. Linden, red bud and wild cherry. Roelfsema said a larger number of trees were

planted this year because of construction projects on main campus and east campus.

Births Announced Costamagna Thomas and Emily (Johnson) Costamagna of Granville are the parents of a daughter, Eva Maria, born April 6 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. She was welcomed home by three siblings, Natalie, 5, Thomas, 3, and Lucas, 1. Maternal grandmother is Margaret Johnson of California. Paternal grandparents are Hector and Maureen Costamagna of Arkansas.

Stinar Alicia Stinar of Princeton is the mother of a daughter, Layla Bell, born April 1 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Russell and Carolyn Stinar of Malden.

Torri Michael and Jennifer (Barto) Torri of DePue are the parents of a son born April 4 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Junior Woman’s Club and its Education Community Service Program will once again offer camp scholarship money to students in Bureau County. All students in Bureau County attending camp this summer have the opportunity to submit a scholarship application

for consideration. Applications for scholarships are available at the Princeton Public Library. All applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than May 1. Applications should be sent to the following address: Princeton Junior Woman’s Club, Attn: Camp Scholarships, P.O. Box 541,

Princeton, IL 61356; or emailed to princetonjuniors@hotmail.com. All scholarship recipients will be notified within 10 days following the deadline date. Questions may be directed to Trisha Schafer, Education CSP chairman, via email at princetonjuniors@hotmail.com attn: Trisha.

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Sosa Carlos Sosa of Collinsville and Cheyenne Smith of Granville are the parents of a daughter, Aayliah Nicole Marisol, born April 5 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 1/4 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Greg Smith of LaMoille and Sheri Smith of Granville. Paternal grandparents are Juan and Rosario Barboza of Collinsville. Greatgrandparents are Patricia Roumane of Granville, Randy Mosell of Granville, Charlie and Geri Smith of Mendota, Chuck and Gayle Barkman of LaMoille, Juana Morales and the late Jose Barboza of Mexico, and Gregorio Sosa and Tomasa Carranza of Mexico.

PRINCETON — First Lutheran Church, 116 N. Pleasant St., Princeton, has announce its Holy Week schedule. Palm/Passion Sunday service will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Maundy Thursday Communion service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Good Friday Tenebrae service will be at 7 p.m. Friday. On Easter Sunday, April 20, there will be a sunrise Communion service at 6:30 a.m., a Easter breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and a festive Easter Communion service at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church PRINCETON — St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Princeton will hold a Maundy Thursday service at

Friday service will be held about 7 p.m. Friday. The choir will present the cantata “Wondrous Love” by Lloyd Larson. Easter Sunday services will be at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. April 20. An Easter breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:40 a.m. and from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

First Christian Church, Princeton PRINCETON — First Christian Church in Princeton will hold Maundy Thursday dinner at 6 p.m. with service to follow at 7 p.m. Thursday. An early Easter Sunday service will take place at 8 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Summer’s Chapel. The traditional service will be held at 10:45 a.m.

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Students enjoy bus ride, concert Students in the Parent’s Day Out childcare program at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, including Lexie Knipper, Annie Thompson, Jared Zawistowski, Gabe Heaton, Eve Boggs, Jackson DeRose and Uli Schneider, were invited by Douglas School to participate in the Miss Carole assembly on March 11. BPART provided transportation for the field trip. The kids enjoyed the bus ride and the Miss Carole concert. Rebecca Wilson is the director and a teacher for the program, which is for children ages 2 to 4. Photo contributed

PHS scores with Heartland donation PHS principal Andy Berlinski (left) accepts a check from Sara Hudson, Lou Ann Birkey and Patty Hult from Heartland Bank as part of the company’s Score with Heartland Bank Program. The program paid $1 for each free throw made at a high school varsity home boys and girls basketball game during the regular and post season. Photo contributed

Casting call for Stage 212’s ‘Annie’ LASALLE — Director Robert Kinsella has announced that auditions for Stage 212’s summer 2014 production of “Annie,” the heartwarming musical by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan, will be April 26 and 27 at the theater, 700 First St. in LaSalle. Saturday auditions will begin at 4 p.m. for orphans and 7 p.m. for adults. The Sunday audition, beginning at 1 p.m., is for those in either group unable to attend Saturday. Callbacks will be Sunday at 5 p.m.

Kinsella will be casting teens and adults in a variety of roles. Girls going into grades 2-10 will be considered for orphans. No preparation is necessary to audition. Those auditioning will be taught a song to sing and some choreography during the audition process. They should come dressed to move, with dance shoes or tennis shoes — no flip-flops or boots. Rehearsals for “Annie” will begin in May and will be held on Wednesday and Friday evenings as well as Saturday after-

noons. Performance dates are July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, with the possibility of added performances as ticket sales warrant. Absolutely no conflicts will be allowed after July 1. The production staff also includes music director Phil Grant and choreographer Ronda Grigalunas. For more information, call the Stage 212 box office at 815-224-3025. Stage 212 auditions are open to all regardless of prior theatrical experience.

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Business&Ag Gripp moves on in Creed competition GENESEO — Chase Gripp, a member of the Bureau Valley FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA, was selected as the District 1 FFA Creed Speaking runner up. Illinois FFA recognizes students for their ability to communicate effectively through competitive events like Creed speaking. Participants in the Creed Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) must recite the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions dealing with their knowledge and understanding of the Creed during a fiveminute questioning period. Only freshmen class agriculture education students who are FFA members are eligible to compete in the CDE.

Chase Gripp As the District 1 runner up, Gripp is eligible to compete at the state Creed Speaking CDE on May 3 at Illinois State University in Normal. The state winner will recite the FFA Creed at the Illinois Association FFA State Convention, June 1-12 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

Illinois grain stocks Corn stocks in all positions on March 1 totaled 1.22 billion bushels, up 55 percent from March 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 550 million bushels, while off-farm stocks totaled 668 million bushels. The period December 2013 to February 2014 indicated disappearance is 504 million bushels, up 52 percent from the same period last year. Soybean stocks in all positions on March 1 totaled 152 million bushels, up 10 percent from March 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 61.0 million bushels, while offfarm stocks totaled 91.5 million bushels. The period of December 2013 to February 2014 indicated disappearance is 214 million bushels, up 28 percent from the same period last year. All wheat stocks in all positions on March 1 totaled 27.5 million bush-

els, down 22 percent from March 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 1.10 million bushels, while offfarm stocks totaled 26.4 million bushels. The period of December 2013 to February 2014 indicated disappearance is 8.60 million bushels, down 54 percent from the same period last year.

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Attention: New virus affecting swine industry I would like to do something a little different than I have done in the past for this writing. I would like to relay three different discussions I have had with three individuals at different times. At the end I will provide a personal comment. The veterinary that visits our farm on a monthly basis has made us aware of a new virus to our country that is quite devastating to the swine industry. It has become known as PEDv. The virus first appeared in the USA about 18 months ago. The virus is common in China and is thought to enter our country from China. Exactly how that occurred is not known. The disease causes all the animals on a farm to have a high fever and severe diarrhea. Nursing piglets have nearly 100 percent mortality. With proper management, things return to normal in about four weeks. Weaned pigs and adults recover within a week and continue with only reduced daily gain and reduced feed conversion. Our farm has a PEDv action plan but has so far escaped the disease.

Steve Cowser COMMENTARY I discussed the plight of the dreaded disease to pork producers with the lender we use in our operation. There I learned they were extending their lines of credit to producers for two reasons. First of all, for loss of production from the baby pig death loss. Secondly, the extension of credit is for the producers to be able to fund their hedging accounts. In recent history producers that prospered are those who learned to hedge both their inputs and outputs. The problem the past few years has been extremely high feed costs. So the savvy individuals that successfully hedged their

inputs (feed) and outputs (butchers) made a profit. I noticed that June hog futures peaked on March 18 at the price of $1.33 a pound. I asked my broker what was influencing the market. What was the driver that was creating the extremely high prices? I learned there was a perceived idea there would be a shortage of pork due to the many herds that were being affected by PEDv. Therefore fund managers were buying hog futures to profit from the shortage thinking the price would rise due to the perceived shortage. My thoughts are that while I like to make a profit, I do not like the extreme prices we are seeing now. I think most pork producers would be more satisfied with more reasonable prices. If we are hedging prop-

erly, we will not make any more money in the current situation. It just goes through our bank account and back to margin calls (the funds). All this due to a perceived shortage that will not be nearly as severe as perceived. The thing that gives myself and other producers of agriculture commodities the greatest satisfaction is to be involved in producing nutrition at a reasonable price for the consumer. My advice is to watch for sale promotions when buying food. Hopefully your fund manager made some profit for your account during this situation. The best cure for high prices is high prices. Things will eventually return to normal, and food prices will become more reasonable. Steve Cowser is a pork producer in the Bradford area.

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11 Sports Saturday, April 12, 2014 • 11 One’s all it takes — The Princeton girls soccer team defeated IVC 1-0 to post its first win of the season. The Tigresses are hosting its first annual invitational, playing three games in pool play starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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LaMoille/Ohio’s Adam Schweickert slides into second base in Thursday’s game at Lions’ Field.

Softball: LaMoille/Ohio 13, Earlville/Leland 4

Lions notch first win By Dan Dwyer sports@bcrnews.com

LAMOILLE — A first inning offensive outburst by the LaMoille/ Ohio Lions baseball team set the tone and pace of Thursday evening’s 13-4 victory over the Earlville/Leland Raiders in LaMoille. The first four L/O batters crossed the plate as part of six-run first inning which got the Lions rolling offensively and defensively for the remainder of the game. The inning saw five L/O hits including three

doubles, one each by second baseman Adam Schweicket, starting pitcher Preston Powers and first baseman Chase Billhorn. Powers took advantage of the early run support settling in and striking out five batters as he hit his spots and forced the E/L batters into putting lazy fly balls into play for easy outs. L/O coach Chuck Lovgren said scoring early made huge difference. “We played relaxed and that translated to few errors,” he said. “You know, we made them

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LaMoille senior Shiela Browning signs to play volleyball for Sauk Valley. She was joined by L/O coach Hallie May (front, left) and her mother, Jeanie, and back row Sauk coach Jay Howell, her father, Stephen and LaMoille athletic director Brent Ziegler.

Browning signs with Sauk By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

LAMOILLE — Shiela Browning had strong seasons in both volleyball and basketball for LaMoille/Ohio and had opportunities to play both sports. In the end, she chose volleyball. The Lady Lions standout signed to play volleyball for Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. She said she liked the atmosphere at Sauk.

“It’s a much laid back and comfortable school. I’ve been to quite a few open gyms with the team and the atmosphere they create in the gym is very exciting,” she said. L/O coach Hallie May is excited to see Browning get a chance to continue to play and said she’s worked for it. “I’m just proud of her accomplishments and the example she sets to the other girls in our pro-

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Princeton senior Zoe Mead makes the turn at Rathje Track in first place in the 1600 meters in Thursday’s Howard-Monier Invite at PHS’ Rathje Track. Also running are Hall’s Paige Orlandi and BV’s Roni Riggen. Mead won both the 1600 and 800.

Storm uses depth to win Howard-Monier Invite By Kevin Hieronymus

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PRINCETON — The Bureau Valley girls are bursting with numbers at 24 strong, compared to just a dozen in 2013. Those extra numbers are going to carry the Storm a long way this spring. The Storm not only won the 4x400 relay, but also placed third and fifth in the event with two more sets of relays beating out two schools’ “A” teams. BV won six events with five seconds to capture Thursday’s Howard-Monier Invitational. The Storm racked up 139 points to top runnerup Hall (103). Amboy/ LaMoille came in third (96) and Princeton fourth (84) in the seventeam field. Veteran coach Dale Donner said it was truly a team effort. “It is nice to have numbers back up,” he said. “These girls come to practice and work hard each day to improve. If you look, we had only three individual first-place finishes and in many events we had multiple places. “This is a fun group of girls to be around, and they enjoy each

• At a glance: Bureau Valley topped Hall 139-103 for team honors. BV junior Lindsey Hoffert won two events (long jump, 400) and took seconds in the 100 and 200. The Storm won three relays and Sydney Lebahn won the discus. Princeton’s Zoe Mead won the 800 and 1600. BCR photo/Mke Vaughn

Katelyn Johnson (left) takes the baton from Storm teammate Marissa Mungia for the first leg of the Storm’s winning 4x200 relay in the Howard-Monier Invite at Princeton. other.  It make it so much more fun at practice and meets.” BV junior Lindsey Hoffert cruised to a blue ribbon in the 400 meters with a time of 1:04.95 and also won the long jump (15-8) and took second in the 100 (13.9) and 200 (28.17). BV’s Sydney Lebahn won the discus (100-9). In the 4x400, the Storm produced a first with Helena Arnadottir, Tiana Kennedy, Marissa Mungia and Regan Weidner with a time of 4:35.96,

a third (4:49.48) with Katelin Johnson, Roni Riggen, Sam Roberts and Heather Williams and a fifth (4:55.84) with Riley Francis, Lainie Kruse, Lauren Peterson and Taylin Ritter. The Storm won the 4x800 on the legs of Francis, Johnson, Williams and Weidner with a 11:06.88. In the 4x200, Taasha Richardson, Haley DeVoss, Mungia and Johnson turned in a winning 1:56.43. Princeton’s Zoe Mead carried her stellar

indoors season to the great outdoors, running off with the 800 meters (2:30.67) and 1600 (5:40.63), beating out Amboy freshman Megan Grady in both events. PHS coach Pat Hodge said he bumped Mead, who had been running the 200 and 400 indoors, back to farther distance to get her a better workout since their meet was canceled last week. “She ran a couple of solid 800s and capped it off with a nice run in the 1600. Her last lap was excellent,” Hodge said. PHS also gained a first from junior Colbi Schertz in the shot put with a toss of 37-5 1/2. Hodge notes she con-

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Princeton’s Colbi Schertz gives it the ol’ heave-ho for a winning toss in the shot in Thursday’s HowardMonier Invite at PHS.

Pavlovich signs to play hoops for IVCC By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

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Storm

From Page 11 inues to get closer and closer to Amber Ruter’s school record of 38-11. PHS junior Taylor Clark chipped in a second in the discus (1099) and third in the shot (32-4). Amboy/LaMoille’s Erika Zimmerlein won the 100 meters (13.65) and teammate Katelyn Pankhurst followed up by winning the 200 (28.02), edging Storm sprinter Hoffert (28.17). The Clippers also gained firsts from Laura Reiker in the high jump (4-10) and Jennifer Popovich in the 3200 (12:49.69). Hall freshmen Maddie Quinn matched her second school record set earlier in the week to win the pole vault at 9-6

and placed second in the the 100 hurdles (17.09). Hall sophomore Brooke Keegan (32-2 1/2) won the triple jump and with Quinn teamed up with Lexi Scarpaci and Brittany Foster on the Lady Devils’ winning 4x100 relay, which edged A/L with a time of 53.84. Peoria Christian’s Abby McGinnis swept the hurdles with times of 16.97 and 52.95. • Notes: Thursday’s meet marked the second day, the first with a larger crowd, for spectators to be able to sit at the finish line in the new bleachers erected along the east side of Rathje Track. The boys portion of the Howard-Monier will be held Tuesday. ... Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com

Putnam County senior Daniela Pavlovich has signed to play basketball for IVCC. She was a key part of the turnaround of the Lady Panthers program the past two seasons under coach James Barnett, culminating in a sectional finals appearance this season. The senior point guard was a TriCounty All-Conference selection. She averaged 14.7 points for PC this season. • Midland fires coach: According to the Peoria Journal Star, Midland High School fired boys basketball coach Jeff Herkelman by a 7-0 vote of the school board of education. Herkelman, who was marking his 53rd birthday on the day of the firing, said he was not given a reason. Midland superintendent Rolf Sivertson told

Lions

From Page 11 earn their runs, and our boys are starting to hit the ball. I knew we would get there and start hitting the ball, today we started hitting a lot of line drives, some were right at fielders but we made good contact.” The Lions’ ability to put the ball in play and get the fielders to throw the ball around allowed L/O base runners to easily advance into scoring position and eventually cross the plate. LaMoille had another big inning in the third which was topped off by a two-run RBI single by Anthony Lovgren which found outfield grass and plated both Powers and

the Journal Star they “can’t share” that information. Herkelman’s wife, according to the Journal Star, called the Midland School Board “cowardly.” Midland had also fired Herkelman’s predecessor, Joe Mintus, in 2011 without stating a reason. He now is the head coach at IVC in Chillicothe, but retains tenure on the Midland staff. Herkelman was dismissed at after two seasons as head coach at PC before coming to Midland. • Sherbeyn resigns at IVCC: Julie Sherbeyn’s much anticipated departure as IVCC volleyball coach has been made official. She resigned after five years to take over as the head coach at Eastern Wyoming College, a community college in Torrington in her native Wyoming. • Spring Creek Ladies: The Spring Creek Ladies Golf League will hold its opening dinner on Tuesday at John’s

North Star in LaSalle. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Regular season play takes place on Wednesdays from May through September with morning and afternoon tee times. The league will hold monthly meetings and potlucks and host a play day for area lady golfers. Anyone interested in attending the dinner or would like more information may call Spring Creek at 815-894-2137. • New L-P coach: James Bragg has been named as a new physical education teacher and varsity football coach at LaSalle-Peru High School. Bragg comes to L-P from PORTA Community Unit School District in Petersburg, where he has been an assistant football coach since 2008. He previously served as the head JV football coach at PORTA. His efforts at PORTA helped the Bluejays make it to the team’s first playoff appearance in four years.

right fielder Jake Lucas. The single put the Lions on top 11-2. L/O added insurance runs in each inning during the contest except the fourth. After the victory, coach Lovgren reiterated the importance of improvement and the need to stay mentally prepared while playing as he always sees room for improvement in any baseball club. “I still am a big believer in defense and fundamentals so we can always work on that,” he said. “We had some mistakes, we also had some base running blunders where signs were missed and runners didn’t move up like we should have. Everything can always be worked on, and we can always

improve.” Coach Lovgren always looks forward to the next game but has a philosophy that you play for today and you must win that contest before concentrating on the next. For that reason, he brought senior Garrett Anderson in to pitch the seventh to close out the win, even though he was going to start Friday. “I was just tickled with our pitchers. That young man (Powers) had a sore arm leading up to today’s game but he felt good enough to go so we pitched him and we brought in our guy for relief (Garrett Anderson), and he was going to start tomorrow’s game but I am a firm believer in getting the win for the game you’re playing.”

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Tigresses post first win Baseball

By BCR Sports Staff sports@bcrnews.com One goal is all it took for the Princeton Tigresses to record their first win on the soccer pitch this season. Eliza Young scored an assist from Jenna Grimmer in the first half and the Tiger defense and keeper Kelly Schmidt took care of the rest. “We’re looking forward to continue the winning ways in the first Princeton Soccer Invitational,” said PHS coach Eddie Young, whose team will play three games in pool play starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Indian Creek 11, Hall 0: The Lady Devils played outmanned 11-9 the entire game, unable to field a full squad, but gave it their best effort, coach Darcy Earley said.

Softball Sherrard 3, Princeton 0: Hutchinson shut the Tigresses out on three hits in Thursday’s TRAC South play at Little Siberia. Courtney Oeder had two hits and Alisa Holmbeck the other for PHS. Madison Menzel took the loss, striking out five while allowing nine hits a walk and three earned runs. At Sherrard, the PHS F/S played to a 5-5 game until the host Tigers erupted for 10 runs in the sixth inning to post a 15-5 win. Maddie Cain staked the Tigresses to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning with a two-run shot over the fence. St. Bede 2, Kewanee 1: Gabby Morrow had a RBI triple and Morgan Knoblauch an RBI single to lift the Lady Bruins to victory Thursday. Winning pitcher Emmi Christensen struck out 13.

Scoreboard Baseball

At Spring Valley

Seneca  002 01 - 3  5  Hall  041 17  - 13  14  WP: Mautino (5ip, 5h, 2er, 8k, 3bb). Leading hitter: Taber 2-4, Gaeta 2-4 3rbi), Villarreal 3-4 rbi), Z. Urbanski (2-4, 2rbi), Trevier (rbi), Sangston (2-3, 2rbi). At Princeton

Sherrard 2, Princeton 1. WP: Earl (9ip, 8k). LP: Dickens(3ip, 2k). SP: Reinhardt (5ip, 6k).

Track and field High school girls

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Team scores: 1. Bureau Valley 139, 2. Hall 103, 3. Amboy/LaMoille 96, 4. PHS 84, 5. Peoria Christian 54, 6. Kewanee 52, 7. St. Bede 17. 4x800: 1. BV (R. Francis, K. Johnson, H. Williams, R. Weidner) 11:06.68, 2. Hall 11:24.95, 3 PHS Ca. Schertz, Way, Hendrickson, Mead) 12:14.1. 4x100: 1. Hall (M. Quinn, B. Keegan, L. Scarpaci, B. Foster) 53.84, 2 A/L 53.9, 3 BV 53.97. 3200: 1. J. Popovich 12:49.69, 2 Riggen (BV) 13:31.37, 3. K. Olivares (H) 13:35.95, 4. M. Hendrickson 17:43.68. 100 hurdles: 1. A. McGinnis (PC) 16.97, 2.

Browning

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gram. Shiela put in the time during regular season and in offseason in order to reach her goals,” May said. “I will miss her and have no doubts she will excel on and off the volleyball court at Sauk.” Browning plans to study nursing at Sauk. She said she also considered IVCC. Browning, a unanimous Little Ten All-Conference selection, shared 2014 BCR Player of the Year Honors with Princeton’s Michelle Kelly, who has signed to continue her volleyball career for Illinois Central College. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Hall 13, Seneca 3: The Red Devils hit the 13-run pool, smacking the ball around Kirby Park like a pinball machine with 14 hits. Leading the hit parade were Villarreal (3-4, rbi) and Tyler Taber, A.J. Gaeta (3 rbi), Zach Urbanski (2 rbi), and Adam Sangston (2 rbi) each with two hits. Sherrard 2, Princeton 1: The visiting Tigers struck for one run in the top of the seventh to tie the game and then won it with another run in the 10th. Caleb Dickens was the tough-luck loser in relief of Jake Reinhardt. Fulton 11, Bureau Valley 3: Devon Ballard was a one-man wrecking ball for the Steamers Wednesday. He pitched a complete game, retiring 15 straight Storm batters at one point. He also had a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Chris Shynk had a RBI double for the Storm (1-3) and Ryan Young and David Dzurisin each had RBIs.

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Princeton 9, Peoria 0: It was a clean sweep for the Tigers, winning all six singles matches and three doubles. The Tigers didn’t surrender a single point in singles matches for Lucas Bauer, Brady Frank and Ian Nichols. Zach Hicks returned to No. 1 singles to score a 6-1, 7-5 win. He also teamed with Tyson Lorenzen for a 6-0 6-2 win at the top doubles spot. Lorenzen scored a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles and Elliott Beetz scored a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3. In other doubles play, Frank and Nichols scored a 6-3, 6-2 win and Beetz and Bauer took a 6-1, 6-0 match.

Quinn (H) 17.09, 3. Z. Postula (SB) 17.76, 4. L. Peterson (BV) 18.04. 100: 1. E. Zimmerlein (AL) 13.65, 2. L. Hoffert (BV) 13.9, 3 B. Foster (H) 14.07, 4. Dalton (PC) 14.18, 5. A. Sims 14.18. 800: 1. Mead (P ) 2:30.67, 2. M. Grady (AL) 2:36.23, 3. R. Weidner (BV) 2:38.79, 4. D. Corcoran (AL) 2:40.63, 5. Hosto (AL) 2:41.38. 4x200: 1 BV (T. Richardson, DeVoss, M. Mungia, K. Johnson) 1:56.43, 2. AL 1:57.93, 3. Kewanee 2:01.5, 4. Hall 2:03.44. 400: 1. L. Hoffert (BV) 1:04.95, 2. Chandler (K) 1:06, 3. B. Foster (H) 1:06.47, 4.T. Kennedy (BV) 1:07.59. 300 hurdles: 1. A. McGinnis (PC) 52.95, 2. Z. Postula (SB) 53.5, 3 T. Acamovic (H) 54.73, 4. L. Peterson (BV) 55.46, 5. Glenn (P ) 58.57. 1600: 1. Mead (P ) 5:40.63, 2. M. Grady (AL) 5:44.26, 3. M. Wiersema (PC) 5:48.9, 4. J. Popovich (AL) 6:09.2, 5. H. Williams (BV) 6:14.48. 200: 1. K. Prankhurst (AL) 28.02, 2. L. Hoffert (BV) 28.17, 3 B. Foster (H) 29.15, 4. T. Weatherington (P ) 29.92, 5. H. Grady (A) 30.69. 4x400: 1 BV (H. Arnadottir, T. Kennedy, M. Mungia, R, Weidner) 4:35.96, 2. AL 4:45.07, 3. BV “B” 4:49.48, 4. Hall 4:51.13, 5. BV “C” 4:55.84. Shot put: 1. Co. Schertz (P ) 37-5 1/2, 2. S. Lebahn (BV) 32-6, 3. T. Clark (P ) 32-4,

4. C. Yuvan (H) 30-3 1/2, 5. S. Jordan (K) 30-1 3/4. Discus: 1. S. Lebahn (BV) 100-9, 2. T. Clark (P ) 99-9, 3. S. Jordan (K) 89-3, 4. C. Gerrard (H) 88-7, 5. Co. Schertz (P ) 82-7. Long jump: 1. L. Hoffert (BV) 15-8, 2. S. Dalton (PC) 15-4, 3. R. Moraski (K) 14-4 1/2, 4. T. Weatherington (P ) 14-4, 5. C. Corcoran (AL) 13-10. Triple jump: 1. B. Keegan (H) 32-2 1/2, 2. Arnadottir (BV) 31-3 1/2, 4. Sims (P ) 29-61/2, 5. Browning (LO) 29-5. High jump: 1. R. Moraski (K) 4-10, 2. L. Rieker (AL) 4-10, 3. J. Lusietto (H) 4-10, 4. R. Chandler (K) 4-8, 5. Z. Postula (SB) 4-8. Pole vault: 1. M. Quinn (H) 9-6, 2. S. Storm (P ) 8-0, 3. S. Hill (K) 7-6, 4. C. Wagenknecht (BV) 6-6, 5. T. Ritter (BV) 6-0. At Princeton

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Sherrard 000 120 0 - 3 9 0 Princeton 000 000 0 - 0 3 2 WP: Hutchinson. LP: Menzel (7ip, 9h, 3r, 2er, 5k, 1bb), PHS batting: Ciesielski (00-4), Hughes (0-2), Jaques (0-2),Menzel (0-2), Oeder (2-2), Truesdon (0-0), Bates (0-1, 2 sac), Holmbeck (1-2), Lawson (0-3), Bauer (0-1), Hendrix (0-2), Krohn (0-0). Other games

Morrison 10, Orion 2 Stark County 18, Annawan/Wethersfield 0 Annawan/Wethersfield 21, AlWood/ Cambridge 1 (5).

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LaMoille/Ohio shortstop Rae Schultz feels the brunt of the slide of an Earlville/ Leland baserunner, who jarred the ball loose on a play at second base Thursday.

Softball: Earlville/Leland 14, LaMoille/Ohio 0

Lady Lions learning as they go By Dan Dwyer sports@bcrnews.com

LAMOILLE — With five of 11 of their players as underclassmen, the LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions softball team is building its program this year as they look to improve upon their play each game. The team takes positives away from each game as they improve upon their fielding and hitting with each passing day. After not reaching the seventh inning in their previous three games, the Lady Lions’ youth and inexperience proved to be insurmountable for the squad once again as the Earlville/Leland Raiders exploded for an eight-run seventh inning to take a 14-0 victory Thursday night in LaMoille. “We are a young team, and we are building our program right now so we are continuing to improve every game. This is our first game which we actually made it to seven innings and that’s a huge break through for us. It’s something we have been working on since day one,” L/O coach Angie Augspols said. “We had a few chances today. We left three runners on third base, and we

also had bases loaded so we had a lot of small successes today and that’s the most important thing as we take baby steps towards where we want to be.” The Raiders got the scoring started early with a bang as they plated three first inning runs including two-run bomb down the left-field line by outfielder Jasmine Kerley to make the score 3-0. LaMoille/Ohio pushed three runners to third base over the next five innings including loading the bases with only one out in the fifth inning. But each time the Lady Lions failed to push a run crossed the plate. “Now it’s just stringing together the hits when we need it and making the defensive plays in the field,” Augspols said. “We made some nice plays today but now we just need to string

some of those hits and defensive plays together so we can build momentum during the game and stop teams from scoring on us.” E/L took its six-run lead into the top of the seventh inning and more than doubled their run total the final inning pushing eight runs across the plate. The scoring barrage was highlighted by a Delaney Melody home run which barely cleared the fence in dead center field. E/L added three more runs after the long ball to round out the scoring at 14-0. “We, as a team, are optimistic, and we get better at some aspect of our play every game. The scores might not show that but we are building a program here at LaMoille and today was a very positive step for us,” Augspols said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

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

EMPLOYEE to do Remodeling Work, Roofing and Siding. Part-time & fulltime openings available. Experience preferred but not necessary. Driver's license required. Send resumes to: Box 320, Bureau County Republican, Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356

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PRINCETON 123 West Putnam Street (corner of First Street & Putnam). Garage is on First Street side. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 10, 11, 12; 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Lots of girls' clothing sizes 6-12. Justice & Limited Too brands. Girls' toys. King size bedding set (comforter and shams, some sheets). Collectible Die cast cars. Handmade chess set. Some boy's and women's clothing. Lots to choose from! 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

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PRINCETON (2) 2 bedrooms, upstairs on Main Street. Central air. $450/ $550 per month. Broker owned.Call 815-878-3800

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You are further notified that the proposed comprehensive plan may be changed, altered, modified, amended, or redrafted in its entirety after the public hearing and is subject to adoption by the Village Board of Trustees. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard. By order of the Corporate Authorities of the Village of DePue and Bureau County, Illinois. Jane Vickers, Village Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 12, 2014.

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 representative 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.

mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the State, County, City or any public body or any political subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works”, approved June 26, 1941, as amended, being Section 820 ILCS 130/112 Illinois Compiled Statutes, commonly referred to as The Prevailing Wage Act. Any contract awarded under this Invitation for Bids will require performance and payment bonds in the amount of 100% of the contract price. The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. Plans, specifications, proposal forms and other bidding documents may be examined, for informational purposes only, at the following locations: City of Princeton, 2 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356 HMG Engineers, Inc., P.O. Box 70 - 1075 Lake Road, Carlyle, Illinois 62231 Southern Illinois Builders Association, 1468 Green Mount Road, P.O. Box 1390, O’Fallon, Illinois 62269 McGraw-Hill Construction, 3315 Central

Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71913 Central Illinois Plan Room, 1620 S. 5th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62703 POTENTIAL BIDDERS MUST OBTAIN ONE COMPLETE SET OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND PROPOSAL FORMS FROM the office of HMG Engineers, Inc., P.O. Box 70, 1075 Lake Road, Carlyle, Illinois 62231, Telephone Number 618-5943711. Plan and Specification cost is $50.00 nonrefundable. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities in the bidding, or to reject any or all bids, or to accept any bid deemed to be in its best interest. City of Princeton, Illinois per: Keith Cain, Mayor Peter Nelson, City Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12, 2014.

PRINCETON 1 bedroom, recently remodeled. Great neighborhood. Lease, deposit. $425. 810 South Euclid. Call 217-766-8497 PRINCETON 2 bedroom apartment. Modern apartment with hardwood floors, garage, all appliances included, laundry facility on site. $695/ month + utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call 815-878-1984 PRINCETON 2 bedroom, $570. 437 East Marion. Heat, water, garbage, covered parking, laundry. No pets. Call 309-912-8017 PRINCETON 20 East Peru Street. 1 bedroom apartments. Appliances, water, gas and garbage included. $425 + security. Call 815-303-3805

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858 • Homes for Rent 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 houselady@comcast.net RURAL PRINCETON 5 bedrooms. Princeton school district. References & security deposit, $850 per month. RAY FARM MANAGEMENT SERVICES Call 815-872-3276 WYANET 4 bedroom, 11/2 bath, 2 car garage. $700 + deposit. Call 815699-2420 or 815-8662418, after 6pm

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

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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. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN VILLAGE OF DEPUE PLAN COMMISSION DEPUE, ILLINOIS On April 28, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., a public hearing will be held by the Plan Commission of the Village of DePue at the DePue Village Hall, 111 W. Second Street, DePue, Illinois, for the purpose of considering the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan. This document shall provide public policy regarding transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing covering the geographic area within the municipal corporate limits and the facility planning area of the Village of DePue. The proposed plan is on file with the Village Clerk.

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,

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,

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., S/B/M WITH ) ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) EDWARD WAGNER AKA EDWARD L. ) WAGNER, et al ) Defendant ) 13 CH 2 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 20, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on May 22, 2014, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 205 JEFFERSON STREET, TISKILWA, IL 61368 Property Index No. 21-12-484-002. The real estate is improved with a three story single family home with a two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 4765500. Please refer to file number PA1225182. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1225182 Case Number: 13 CH 2 TJSC#: 34-3148 I602041 Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 12, 19 and 26, 2014.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC AS ) SERVICING AGENT FOR PENNYMAC ) LOAN TRUST 2011-NPL1 ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) HEIDI M. KETCHUM A/K/A HEIDI M. ) SHEPHERD A/K/A HEIDI MARIE ) SHEPHERD A/K/A HEIDI M. BARTLETT, ) et al ) Defendant ) 10 CH 35 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 20, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on May 22, 2014, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 104 NORTH MEMORIAL STREET, OHIO, IL 61349 Property Index No. 04-09-406-016. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 4765500. Please refer to file number PA1306567. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1306567 Case Number: 10 CH 35 TJSC#: 34-3149 I601458 Published in the Bureau County Repubican Apr. 12, 19 and 26, 2014.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., S/B/M WITH ABN ) AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. ) Plaintiff, ) -v.- ) EDWARD WAGNER AKA EDWARD L. ) WAGNER, et al ) Defendant ) 13 CH 2 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 20, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on May 22, 2014, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL 1: THAT PART OF LOT NO. 22 OF WEST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF TISKILWA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 5 BLOCK 5 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF INDIANTOWN NOW KNOWN AS TISKILWA; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST 60.00 FEET ON THE WEST LINE OF LOT 5; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 160.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST 60.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 160.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.220 ACRES, MORE OR LESS AND ALL BEING SITUATED IN WEST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF TISKILWA, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 5 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF INDIANTOWN NOW KNOWN AS TISKILWA, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 3: THAT PART OF LOT NO. 22 OF WEST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF TISKILWA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 5 BLOCK 5 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF INDIANTOWN NOW KNOWN AS TISKILWA; THENCE WEST 140.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 2.00 FEET; THENCE EAST 140.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 2.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALL BEING SITUATED IN THE WEST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF TISKILWA, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 4: THAT PART OF LOT NO. 22 OF WEST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF TISKILWA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 5 BLOCK 5 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF INDIANTOWN NOW KNOWN AS TISKILWA; THENCE WEST 140.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WEST 20.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 2.00 FEET; THENCE EAST 20.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 2.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALL BEING SITUATED IN THE WEST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF TISKILWA, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 205 JEFFERSON STREET, TISKILWA, IL 61368 Property Index No. 21-12-484-002. The real estate is improved with a three story single family home with a two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale

without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.attypierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1225182. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 4765500 Attorney File No. PA1225182 Case Number: 13 CH 2 TJSC#: 34-3148 I602041 Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 12, 19 and 26, 2014.

representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service. atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1306567. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1306567 Case Number: 10 CH 35 TJSC#: 34-3149 I601458 Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 12, 19 and 26, 2014.

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 CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC AS ) SERVICING AGENT FOR PENNYMAC ) LOAN TRUST 2011-NPL1 ) Plaintiff, ) -v.- ) HEIDI M. KETCHUM A/K/A HEIDI M. ) SHEPHERD A/K/A HEIDI MARIE SHEPHERD) A/K/A HEIDI M. BARTLETT, et al ) Defendant ) 10 CH 35 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 20, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on May 22, 2014, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 19 AND THE WEST FIFTY (50) FEET OF LOT 16 AND THE WEST 50 FEET OF THE SOUTH 40 FEET OF LOT 15, ALL IN BLOCK 3 IN THE VILLAGE OF OHIO, FORMERLY ALBRECHT, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 104 NORTH MEMORIAL STREET, OHIO, IL 61349 Property Index No. 04-09-406-016. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any

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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,

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Selby Township Board Meetings Fiscal Year April 1, 2014 Through March 31, 2015 Notice is hereby given that the Township Board of Trustees of the Township of Selby, county of Bureau, State of Illinois shall meet regularly at 6:30 o’clock p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Selby Township Office Building in DePue, Illinois, in said Township of Selby. The Township Board of Trustees in the Township of Selby shall meet additionally on the first Wednesday in April, and as necessary to propose and adopt levies and/ or Appropriation Ordinances. All meetings, except (maybe) the ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, shall be held in the Selby Township Office Building in DePue, Illinois, at 6:30 o’clock p.m. unless rescheduled by notice. Additionally, Public Hearings on the Road & Bridge Budgets and on the Township Budgets are scheduled to be held at 6:00 o’clock p.m. and 6:15 o’clock p.m. action is taken at those hearing times. Further, notice is hereby given, that at any of the meetings, action will be taken on the OLD OR NEW BUSINESS which may in due course come before the Board. REGULAR MEETING DATES Thursday April 24, 2014 May 22, 2014 June 26, 2014 Prevailing Wage needs to be adopted July 24, 2014 August 28, 2014 September 25, 2014 October 23, 2014 November 25, 2014 (Tuesday) December 23, 2014 (Tuesday) January 22, 2015 February 26, 2015 March 26, 2015 Additional Meetings: April 8, 2015 (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Start – Annual Board of Trustees Meeting April 14, 2015 Annual Town Meeting – Date set by Statute Set Forth by: Selby Township Clerk Mark Hoffert Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 12, 2014. 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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