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Schools and their financials ISBE releases 2014 Financial Profile By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

The Illinois State Board of Education has released the 2014 Financial Profile for school districts, including the 14 public school districts in Bureau County.

Eight of those local school districts received the highest “recognition” rating, followed by three with a “financial review” rating, two with “early warning” ratings, and one with the lowest “watch” rating. Statewide, 560 of approx-

imately 830 school districts achieved the highest financial recognition rating, which is down slightly from the year before. Forty-nine districts statewide received the lowest financial watch rating. Following the announcement, Illinois State Superintendent Christopher Koch said the Illinois State

Board of Education (ISBE) has been monitoring the financial condition of school districts since the 1980s. The overall goal of the financial profile is to objectively assess the financial health of school districts in order for the public to gain a better understanding of where their schools rank in com-

parison to others, he said. With the state’s budget in crisis, schools have been getting less money than they are entitled to receive under the formula used to distribute funds to schools, Koch said. At the same time, costs are going up, putting pressure on schools to make cuts or deal with red ink, he said.

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“You cannot change the needed things above you for the benefit of students.”

Anderson on BCUW campaign: ‘A successful one’

PRINCETON — The Bureau County United Way has wrapped up its 2014 campaign with 80 percent of its $120,000 goal raised. BCUW Executive Director Andrea Anderson calls her first-year campaign “a successful one. “We did it. There were days when I didn’t know if I was coming or going, but to be able to serve the community… and make 80 percent of goal — not bad for just starting out last August,” she said. Keeping peoples’ minds on the awareness of what the BCUW does and who it supports plus how 99 percent of the monies raised stay in the county are reasons behind why Anderson believes it was an effective campaign. “You wouldn’t believe a county this size would have things like homeless and hungry, if it wasn’t for these 14 nonprofit agencies the BCUW supports. Where would they go? What would they do?” She questioned. “We’re keeping that message strong. This county needs these resources to survive and thrive, and without it, we would go the other way.” As the campaign winds down, there will be some time for Anderson to sit down and begin setting her own agenda for the next campaign kickoff.

One area school receiving the early warning financial rating was Princeton Elementary School District. That rating came as no surprise to PES Superintendent Tim Smith or the PES Board based on the audit report received last fall.

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DePue principal resigns By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

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A time for prayer and reflection Sunday is Easter, and many churches throughout the area will hold special Easter services to celebrate the holiday. In the Christian faith, the Easter holiday represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ with his death on Good Friday and his resurrection on Sunday morning. The day will also be celebrated with family gatherings, dinners and the traditional Easter egg hunt.

DEPUE — DePue Schools Principal David Higgs has resigned from his position effective July 1. The school board accepted his resignation at Wednesday’s board meeting. Higgs has held the position of principal for the past three years. While there was no discussion regarding his resignation before it was approved, Higgs agreed to an interview with the Bureau County Republican a day following the board’s approval. On Thursday, he admitted he had been considering the decision since last spring when the school board offered him a superintendent’s contract and the deal fell through. “The reasons are varied,” he said. “Some are the same as principals before me in that as a principal, you cannot change the needed things above you for the benefit of students.” Next year will mark the fourth principal in eight years at DePue, according to Higgs.

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Republican 800 Ace Road, Princeton, Illinois 61356 Devin Cole of Wyanet tries out one of the new pieces of lawn mowing equipment he received recently through the Make A Wish Foundation and The Home Depot. Devin will use the new equipment this spring and summer to keep up with several yard mowing jobs he has. An eighth-grader at Bureau Valley South, Devin was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago.

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Correction The concert date mentioned in the Buda Village Board story on Page 3 in Thursday’s BCR was incorrect. The date of the concert will be Sept. 20. The BCR regrets the error.

Auction Calendar April 26 – Eugene Billings estate, train collection, toy collection, quality ammo, fishing, miscellaneous collectibles, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Center), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. April 28 – Rosella Lyle estate, furniture and household items, 4 p.m., 111 Columbus St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. May 2 – Spring Valley City Bank, real estate, 5 p.m., 816 Park Ave. West, Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. May 10 – Robert Cooper estate, real estate, 10 a.m., 1905 S. Main St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. The Bureau County Republican is located at 800 Ace Road, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 815-875-4461 FAX: 815-875-1235 The BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN (ISSN 0894-1181) is published tri-weekly (three times a week) by the Bureau County Republican, 800 Ace Road, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356-0340. Periodical postage paid at Princeton, Illinois, 61356. POSTMASTER Send address changes to BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN, PO Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356-0340.

Lots of wishes for the Cole family Bureau Valley teen is ready to get to work By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

WYANET — Fourteenyear-old Devin Cole could have asked for a trip to somewhere like Disney World or Hawaii, but instead he asked for new lawn mowing equipment as his wish from the Make A Wish Foundation. The Wyanet teen, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago, was contacted last fall by the Make A Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to young people who have life-threatening health issues. As he sat in his home this week with his sister, Jessica Cole, Devin said he did think about asking the Make A Wish Foundation to arrange for him to meet skateboarder Rod Dyrdek, but he thought about it only briefly. Devin, who

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Representatives of the Make A Wish Foundation and The Home Depot pose for a photo with 14-year-old Devin Cole (right) and his parents, Tina and Jamie Cole (third and second from right) after making a delivery of lawn mowing equipment, including two zero turn lawnmowers, two weed eaters, a leaf blower and chainsaw, for Devin at his Wyanet home. The equipment was a result of a wish by Devin to the Make A Wish Foundation. sometimes struggles with balance, knew he needed to look ahead, to have something he could continue to do in the future as a job. In all her time with the Make a Wish Foundation, the foundation rep-

resentative told Devin’s parents, Jamie and Tina Cole, that she’d never heard any young person have that kind of request before. Two weeks ago, Devin got his wish when the Make-A-Wish represen-

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tative and a Home Depot representative brought to his home two zero turn lawnmowers, two weed eaters, a leaf blower, a chainsaw and other items to help him maintain his new equipment. Devin said he was really surprised and excited when he looked out the window and saw everything he got. He’s been mowing yards for about two years ago, starting with a push mower and then getting a used rider mower last year. He mows about six yards, along with his own. This new equipment will really help, he said. Telling her son’s story, Tina Cole said Devin was diagnosed with a tumor on the brain stem a couple years ago, when he was 12 years old. When they got the diagnosis, she and her husband felt like their world ended, Tina said. They couldn’t believe their child had a brain tumor. His type of tumor is typically on the frontal

lobe and can be removed. Only 1 percent of the world’s population has this type of tumor on the brain stem, Tina said. On Oct. 11, 2012, Devin had surgery to try to remove the tumor, but it couldn’t be done. Devin has since undergone proton radiation. He’s had a lot of migraine headaches and nosebleeds, but the headaches have gotten better. He wears sunglasses to protect his eyes from the sun and wind, his mother said. Devin does realize the seriousness of the situation, Tina said. He’s a quiet boy by nature and doesn’t show a lot of emotions outside of the family. An eighth-grader at Bureau Valley South in Buda, Devin attends school but doesn’t participate in physical education because he can’t take the chance of his head getting hit. He is manager of the school’s track team. When not at school or mowing yards, he enjoys watching television, playing video games and hanging out with his family and friends. Devin has an MRI done every six months to measure the tumor and make sure it isn’t growing. If the tumor starts to grow, there is no treatment for that, Tina said. The hope and prayer of the family is that Devin’s tumor doesn’t grow, she said. Sitting next to her brother on Monday, Jessica Cole said Devin’s health concern has brought an already close family that much closer together. They’ve learned to cherish the moments they have with Devin and each other, she said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.


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Lorraine Hamilton (from left), Deb Feller and Nancy Jackson participate in a fashion show during the Illinois Valley Breast Cancer Connection’s Pink Ribbon Club. The event was held to provide breast cancer survivors an opportunity to enjoy some pampering, rest and relaxation in a fun environment at the AmericInn in Princeton.

A night of R & R for breast cancer survivors PRINCETON — The Illinois Valley Breast Cancer Connection’s Pink Ribbon Club enjoyed a night of fun, relaxation,and celebration of life on April 11 at the AmericInn in Princeton. Survivors from Bureau, Putnam and LaSalle counties came out in their pajamas to enjoy manicures, pedicures and facials provided free by Sophisticuts Salon and Spa in Princeton, as well as pizza, games, movies, munchies and a pajama pageant decorated with bling. This event was planned to provide the survivors an opportunity to enjoy

some fun and relaxation while leaving all of the stress of their health and finances in the parking lot. AmericInn was a wonderful host and decorated in pink to welcome the survivors. They also went above and beyond in donating their rooms for the survivors to stay free. Their assistance in planning and hosting this event was absolutely amazing.  The DePue High School student body donated funds raised from breast cancer T-shirt sales to provide pizza, salad and drinks for the survivors, which was enjoyed by all.

The Pink Ribbon Club has been together since July 2013, and attracts anywhere from 25 to 47 women who attend its monthly meetings. The Pink Ribbon Club provides educational, social and medical resources to assist with the cancer journey. The meetings are designed to meet the needs of cancer victims at every stage during treatment and for years to come. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Valley Regional Cancer Center in Peru. The scheduled speakers can be found at IVBrCa.com on the calendar of events.

The Illinois Valley Breast Cancer Connection shares resources of many area medical providers and facilities. The facilities involved includes: Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Perry Memorial Hospital, Radiation Oncology of Northern Illinois, United Physical Therapy, Valley Regional Health Services and Vantage Oncology. Those interested in learning more about the Pink Ribbon Club may contact Sonnie Blocki, founder of PRC, by emailing pinkribbonclub@sbcglobal.net or calling 815220-8787.

Customer service program offered PRINCETON — The Bureau-LaSalle-MarshallPutnam Unit of University of Illinois Extension is working with the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce to present a customer service program called On the Front Line: Skills for Excellent Customer Service in Your Community on Friday 25 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The program will be held at the Prouty Building at 435 S. Main St. in Princeton with a continental breakfast includ-

ed. Registration is required and costs $10. To register, call the Princeton Chamber at 815-8752616. Any small business owner or their employees interested in giving their business a leg up on customer service should plan to attend. Session topics will include a discussion of why customer service is good for an entire community, understanding what customers expect, dealing with unhappy

customers and planning for customer service success in the future. The discussion will be interactive and participants will leave with resources to take back to their businesses. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact the Extension office in advance or visit their website at http://web. extension.illinois.edu/ blmp/. If there are any questions or need more infor-

mation, call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-MarshallPutnam Unit at 309-3642356 and ask for Jordan Ellena.

PRINCETON — Women’s organized protests against violence began in the late 1970s in England with Take Back the Night marches. These womenonly protests emerged in direct response to the violence that women encountered as they walked the streets at night. These activities became more coordinated and soon developed into a movement that extended to the United States, and in 1978, the first Take Back the Night events in the United States were held in San Francisco and New York City. Over time, sexual assault awareness activities expanded to include the issue of sexual violence against men and men’s participation in ending sexual violence. The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Freedom House will be hosting a Take Back the Night event at 6 p.m. on April 29 at the Nelson Chapel, 446 Elm Place in Princeton. The event will feature survivors who will

share their personal stories. Keynote speaker for Take Back the Night is Kristi Gleim from Streator. Gleim is a licensed clinical social worker for the Illinois Department of Corrections with vast experience in providing therapy to and advocacy for trauma survivors. She has provided training to staff, volunteers, social service providers and law enforcement relative to trauma-related issues and has served on state-wide committees formulating public policy and legal recommendations relative to persons with disabilities. Gleim has more than 11 years of experience as a legal and medical advocate, adolescent and adult counselor, and mental health professional, providing services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Gleim is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law with a Juris-Doctorate and has 13 years of experience in all aspects of litigation in the Chicago area. The event will also feature the Silence Witness and Clothes Line Project.  There will be a resource fair of community agencies as well as music and refreshments.  The event is free and open to the public.

Democrats to meet Thursday DEPUE — The next DePue/Bureau County Democrat meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the VFW in DePue. Winners of the March 15, 16 and 17 Pick 3 will be announced. Duties and responsibilities of the state’s attorney’s office will be presented by Bureau County State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann. There will also be

comments from candidates. Food will be served after the meeting. This meeting will be the kickoff to the November elections. It is the group’s obligation to develop interest in the government and the election process. Members are invited to bring a friend to the meeting as the organization is still being built.

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From Page 1 In a letter of recommendation from the school board, which Higgs shared with the BCR, they write: “Mr. Higgs’ leadership has been the nexus for dramatic curricular, students achievement, programmatic, discipline, policy, human resource and facility improvements at DePue. There are multiple examples that could be cited to back the aforementioned statement, but clearly the most compelling is that we offered Mr. Higgs a superintendent contract during his second year of being a principal. Unfortunately, this did not form to fruition primarily due to recent legislation which made the alternative six month certification program available.” While at DePue, Higgs worked to recognize the positive gains and success of the staff and students. Each month he reported to the board with a report called,

Kinzinger visits MTM Congressman Adam Kinzinger (right) chats with an employee of MTM Recognition in Princeton. Kinzinger was in town on Thursday afternoon to tour MTM, chat with employees and gain an understanding of the company. Also pictured is Tom Tester, MTM plant manager. BCR photo/Amelia Bystry

Schools From Page 1 Initially, the whole purpose of the financial profile was to show legislators there was a funding crisis in Illinois as it relates to schools, Smith said. There are so many schools which are in need of money and Princeton Elementary is one of them. He has talked about failure of revenue for the district for a long time and how state funding has diminished. Also, the equalized assessed valuation growth has been steady, if not a little behind, as a result of the economy, he said. He and the school board are trying to address the current deficit spending by cutting expenses, Smith said. The district had cuts last year, and there are another two years of financial cuts planned to the tune of about $1.2 million. “The problem is state funding continues to diminish, and our cuts are not having nearly the impact we’d like,” Smith said. In his opinion, the financial profile rating is a bit

How Bureau County schools stack up School Bureau Valley Cherry Dalzell DePue Hall LaMoille Ladd Leepertown Malden Ohio Grade School Ohio High School Princeton Elementary Princeton High School SV Elementary

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skewed because the rating formula does not give consideration to borrowed money by some school districts, which makes it appear those districts have

more cash on hand, but it’s borrowed money, Smith said. On Thursday, Regional Superintendent of Schools Angie Zarvell said there

“We the People” Tea Party open public meeTing Thursday, April 24, 2014

6:30 P.M. at the Bureau County Republican newspaper conference room located at 800 Ace Road in Princeton Our speaker this evening is Steven Tucker and his subject of interest will be regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka OBAMACARE. Mr. Tucker has earned the trademark of “subject matter expert” in the policy arena of health insurance reform. He has a unique insight and perspective to the new laws ramifications and impact on business and consumer. Bring your family, friends and get involved. Take time out of your busy schedule and become more educated and informed. Everyone is welcome. Please visit our Web-site at http://www.2becks.com/wethepeople.htm or E-mail at Wethepeople@2becks.com

“Good Things are Happening at DePue Schools.” In a recommendation letter from Superintendent Randy Otto, which Higgs also shared with the BCR, he discussed Higgs’ undertaking to rebuilding the school climate within the district, his development of a district-wide PBIS system, which helped reduced students discipline by more than 50 percent. “With fewer discipline issues in the way, the schools have been able to concentrate on the academic efforts of the students instead,” the letter reads. Higgs explained he currently cannot disclose details about his future, however plans to be a principal and take care of his family. “I have also been approached to collaborate with other school leaders on a book regarding school change in the 21st century,” he said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Rating definitions • Recognition: the highest category of financial strength, receiving a score of 3.54-4.0 on a 4.0 scale. These districts require little or no review or involvement by ISBE unless requested by the district. • Financial review: Those schools receiving scores of 3.08 to 3.53 will be given a limited review by ISBE, but will be monitored for potential downward trends. • Early warning: Those schools receiving a score of 2.62 to 3.07 will be monitored more closely by the ISBE and will be offered proactive technical assistance. • Financial watch: Those schools receiving scores of 1.00 to 2.61 will be monitored very closely by the ISBE with the offer of technical assistance including, but not limited to, financial projections, cash flow analysis, budgeting, personnel inventories and enrollment projections. Source: Illinois State Board of Education. are many different factors which could affect financial rating, such as delayed payments from the state and decreasing general state aid. Those factors will be different from school district to school district. The financial profile of a district should not be considered a reflection of academic achievements, she said. As regional superintendent, she’s sat in many meetings with administra-

tors and the talk is frequently on how school districts can do more together cooperatively and do more for their students while facing less revenue, Zarvell said. Administrators and school boards take the district’s finances very seriously, are very conscious of finding efficiency wherever they can and want to do the best with what they have, she said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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United Way From Page 1 In the months ahead, she plans to meet with the directors of the health and human service agencies the BCUW serves, in order to get a better grasp on what they do and find ways to create even stronger partnerships. From there, she plans to hit the streets to help better educate the community on why it’s important to continue supporting BCUW in order to help keep the nonprofit agencies succeed. “I think there is a misconception, from what I believe has transpired. Though the support was fantastic, I think the goal could be met more easily if people understood how this United Way model works to be successful,” she said. “The community has to understand our function, how we execute that function. We need to better educate and inform.” Anderson said she feels most people connect the BCUW with the campaign thermometer, which stands on the corner lawn near the courthouse throughout the campaign season, however, have little knowledge of the meaning of the thermometer and what it’s gauging throughout the months. Looking ahead, Anderson admits there are changes on the horizon. “Each event now that I bring will be different in someway, somehow. It’s not going to be the same because I’ll have time now to put my own stamp on it,” she said. Anderson also plans to put more effort in finding ways to help with the homelessness in the county. While there has been ongoing discussion with a local group on ways to help the homeless, she plans to take action this coming year. “Right now we have no place for these people to go and sleep, and it’s real,” she said. “We needs to find a way to house and shelter these folks because everyone deserves dignity.” Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Grand jury returns indictments PRINCETON — The Bureau County grand jury returned the following indictments when it met in session April 11 at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton: • Angela M. Janssen, 36, of Princeton and Ronald A. Hotchkiss, 44, of Princeton were indicted for the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. They are each accused of possessing less than one gram of heroin on March 20. An agent with the TRIDENT task force testified before the grand jury. Janssen is in custody with bond set at $15,000. Hotchkiss is in custody with bond set at $30,000. • Matthew R. Batrowny, 27, of Aurora, Colo., was indicted for the Class 2 felony of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis. He is accused of possessing with the intent to deliver to another person more than 500 grams but not more than 2,000 grams of cannabis on March 20. Illinois State Police Trooper John Morscheiser testified before the grand jury. Batrowny is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $25,000 bond. • Nichols G. Agnello, 22, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., was indicted for the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of cannabis. He is accused of possessing more than 30 grams of cannabis on March 22. He is also accused of falsely reporting the crime of armed

robbery on March 26. Illinois State Police Trooper John Morscheiser and Princeton Police Department Investigator John Shofner testified before the grand jury. Agnello is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $15,000 bond. • Deandre M. Cooke, 18, of Davenport, Iowa, was indicted for the Class 3 felony of theft. She is accused of possessing more than $500 worth of property that she knew was stolen on March 25. Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas Griggs testified before the grand jury. Cooke is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $15,000 bond. • Jennifer L. Doll, 24, of Spring Valley was indicted for the Class 3 felony of forgery. She is accused of forging a Spring Valley man’s check without his permission on March 16. Spring Valley Police Officer Nick Smudzinski testified before the grand jury. Doll is in custody with bond set at $15,000. • Steven C. Wetherbee, 26, of Aurora, Colo., was indicted for the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. He is accused of possessing less than 15 grams of heroin on March 26. Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas Griggs testified before the grand jury. Wetherbee is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $30,000 bond. • There was one suppressed case.

Police reports Spring Valley Police Accident

An accident involving Sarah J. Munson, 38, of Spring Valley and Gabriela Serratos, 27, of Spring Valley occurred on Saint Paul Street near Greenwood Street at 3:06 p.m. April 10. Munson was charged with failure to yield and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Contributing to delinquency of a minor

Kenneth Hancock, 55, of Spring Valley was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the 400 block of West Dakota Street at 10:36 p.m. April 13. A 17-year-old was charged with possession of tobacco by a minor.

Warrant arrests

Dejion D. Clark, 29, of Spring Valley was arrested at 12:53 a.m. April 13 on a Bureau County warrant for assault and a LaSalle County warrant for domestic battery. Jonathan J. Parks, 34, of Spring Valley turned himself in at the Spring Valley Police Department at 8:46 p.m. April 14 on a Bureau County warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Jerry L. Greening, 28, of Spring Valley turned himself in at the Spring Valley Police Department at 6:55 p.m. April 16 on a LaSalle County warrant for aggravated battery.

Meeting Minutes Illinois Valley Community College OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College will use a portion of its surplus operations and maintenance funds to complete plans for a student center and cyber café, board members decided March 13. Within two years, the café will open in the main lobby and the student center will open in the former counseling area. IVCC will apply for $259,400 in capital renewal funds to upgrade lighting, electrical and data wiring in the lobby to accommodate students’ technological needs. In addition, an accessible elevator will be installed in the student center for $370,642 and prior to Phase 3 construction, asbestos abatement of $134,250 will take place in the area’s to be renovated. Excess Protection, Health and Safety (PHS) funds will cover the cost. IVCC will use $270,000 in surplus O & M funds to complete projects totaling more than $1.5 million. The board’s action addresses a decadeslong need for a large gathering area for students to interact and work on projects. Other ���phase 3” plans – recommended by the board’s facilities committee Feb. 21 – include moving Emergency Medical Services (EMS) into the former home of electronics in lower level D and expanding Jacobs Library into the vacant cashier’s office off the main lobby. In other business, the board approved personnel moves including

the appointments of: • English instructor Adam Oldaker as Interim Dean of English, Mathematics and Education. Oldaker replaces the retiring Marianne Dzik. • Director of admissions Mark Grzybowski as Interim Associate Vice President for Student Services. He replaces Tracy Morris who is resigning to become Vice President for Student Services at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. • Danielle Stoddard as grant coordinator, Steve Alvin as curriculum process leader and Rose Marie Lynch as AQIP accreditation process leader. The temporary special assignments were necessitated by the appointment of Sue Isermann as Interim Vice President for Learning and Student Development. In other business, the board approved: • The sabbatical leave request of early childhood education program coordinator Diane Christianson for the fall semester. • The $23,377 bid of Midland Paper of Wheeling for copier, fax and printer paper. • Spending up to $53,000 on fuel for the truck driver training program; Sapp Bros. in Peru and Flying J in LaSalle will be the vendors. • A tuition increase for dual credit high school students to 60 percent of the standard tuition rate, an increase of $15.36 that brings the hourly total to $62.16. Dual credit students do not pay the $7.40 per hour universal fee. In Loving Memory of

DONALD NEWBURN July 8, 1937 to April 19, 2013

Here is a Hershey’s kiss for every time you kissed me. Here is a Hershey’s hug for every time you hugged me. Apples kept the doctor away. Mushrooms gave you enough vitamin D I gave you enough spinach to lower your blood pressure and kale for your healthy heart. Vitamin C to fight damaged cells with pineapple. Broccoli to cure your cancer. You and your Ham friends are talking on your radios in heaven, Sometimes I get a signal from you. Thank you for the roses to help dry up my tears. Here is some sunshine and my loving and caring arms around you. I can’t wait to dance with you again in heaven. TOMA

• An inter-district cooperative agreement with Heartland Community College to serve students on the edges of the Fieldcrest and Woodland high school districts. • Ottawa’s request for a 13-year extension of the I-80 North TIF. • The nomination of English instructor Nora Villarreal of Ottawa for the 2014 Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Outstanding Faculty Award. Selected by her peers for the 2014 Stephen Charry Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, Villarreal is also coordinator of IVCC’s Writing Center. Other nominees were Charles Kwiatkowski, Jim Moskalewicz, Oldaker, Sue CaleyOpsal, Michael Pecherek, Kim Radek and Delores Robinson. • Ottawa Center counselor Valery Calvetti as the 2014 ICCTA Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award nominee. An employee since 1997, Calvetti has counseled students at the Ottawa campus since it opened in 2010 and previously served as director of community relations and marketing. The board also learned: • 2013 Charry award winner Abhijeet Bhattacharya, an economics instructor, has earned his doctorate of Business Administration in Global Business and Leadership from California Intercontinental University. • Ottawa Center coordinator Jeannette Frahm won the 2014 Distinguished Service Award for support staff. Other nominees were Tracie Klieber, Marlene Merkel, Kelly

Obermiller and Frances Whaley. All will be honored April 25 at the annual employee recognition reception at Grand Bear Lodge. • In his monthly construction update, President Jerry Corcoran said phase 2 is at substantial completion except for demolition, regrading, and seeding. The heater exchanger in the gym has been replaced and the Cultural Centre sound system project is at the 95 percent design-review stage and ready to go to bid this month. • IVCC’s Mu Alpha chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta recently earned the chapter activity award at the Sigma Kappa Delta International Convention in Savannah, Ga. • Mathematics instructor Dawn Wiggins, faculty sponsor for Indefinite Limit, announced upcoming events for the student math club. T-shirts are being sold to raise funds for a charity and later this month the group, along with the Student Government Association, will celebrate Einstein’s Birthday and Pi Day.  The event will include a “digitsof –Pi” contest and a “Pi’e-a–professor” fundraiser. • IVCC Foundation’s March 1 Irish Night celebration at Senica’s Oak Ridge raised $15,000 to support scholarships. • More than 40 students and staff were guests at a Feb. 26 etiquette dinner hosted by career service’s Cathy Buck and Cristina Sarabia. Oglesby native Lee Ann Piano was the presenter.

Happy Anniversary Darling Husband Happy anniversary, Darling Husband I’m sending this message to heaven Loving you with all my heart A love that death’s separation can’t lessen I still think about you so often There are times I forget you aren’t here When I find myself looking ’round to see you With a simple thought or a question to share Then I’m reminded of how much I miss you For your opinion was the one I always sought Your wisdom I valued most in my life My dearest friend, my confidant... My rock Now every day... Several times a day Your memory is a comfort to my pain As I’m torn between the grief of losing you And the hope of being with you, in Heaven, again

So, on our anniversary, Sweetheart When my heart longs for you alone My beloved and handsome husband Who blessed my life, our family, our home Always remember how much you mean to me Even though right now we are apart You’re the greatest gift that I’ve had in my life And I love you with all of my heart! Love, Paula


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All about the shoes? Back then, it was all about the shoes. The black patent leather ones were placed at the back of the closet, and the new shoe box sat patiently on the floor. Every now and then, I’d take off the lid of the box and stare inside — proud as I could be of those new white, shiny shoes. Oh we didn’t care much about the lacy dress. No, if we had our druthers, a dress wouldn’t have been in our closet. And then there was the bonnet and the white gloves. We couldn’t stand either one. Like the dress, we detested the bonnet and short white gloves just as much. But the shoes ... oh, yes, the shoes. We dearly loved those new Easter shoes — perhaps even more than those hollow chocolate Terri bunnies in our Easter basket. Simon We didn’t get new shoes very often. No, we learned to take care of the shoes we had, and as much as those Hush Puppies in the local shoe store shouted at us from the big picture window or the red ballerina shoes called our name, we knew those were nothing more than pipe dreams. No. They would never live in our closets. Instead, our everyday shoes consisted of black and white saddle shoes and a white pair of Keds that lived at school for gym class and came home in the summer. Other than those basics, we had the black patent leathers for church in the fall and winter and the white ones for spring and summer. Four pairs of shoes. End of story. Basically, we got shoes when school started, and that was it — unless of course our feet grew — oh, how we prayed for that. The only other time for new shoes was right before Easter. We’d hop into the car and hope like heck the white shoes wouldn’t be available in our sizes, so we’d have to resort to the red ones ... it never happened. Easter morning was typical for a ’60s family. We’d jump out of bed and immediately discover treats delivered by that magical rabbit — candies, jump ropes, jacks, bubbles, a paddle with a little red ball attached to it ... Breakfast consisted of hard-boiled eggs, which ironically looked like the same eggs we had colored the day before ...? With threats of “No more candy!” echoing in our ears, it was almost time. We’d put on those new Easter dresses, the Easter bonnets and the pristine, white gloves. And then it was time ... it was what we had been waiting for ... Yes. It was all about the shoes. With a little help with a stiff strap and a stiffer gold buckle, we’d dance around the house in those new shoes ... proud, happy and excited! I was thinking about those new shoes the other day, and something hit me ... and I don’t mind telling you it hit me hard. As I think back, I can remember those new Easter outfits, the bonnets, and of course, the shoes ... little kids looking like the ones you’d see in catalogs ... spit-shined and picture perfect. But here’s what I don’t remember: Adults in my house with new shoes, new Easter clothes, new anything ... not even a darn, hollow chocolate rabbit. And the reason I don’t remember it? Because they didn’t have them. No. There might have been money for us to get those new shoes, but there certainly wouldn’t have been enough money for the adults in my house to get them, too. Instantly, my heart hurt for their sacrifices ... probably just one in a line of many things the adults in my house did to ensure we’d have what we needed, regardless of their own needs. They made sacrifices all my life, and to this day, I’ll always be humbled by their actions ... grateful, too. Sacrifices. At Easter time, I always think of the ultimate sacrifice told to us in the Easter story ... a Father, a Son and an opportunity for everlasting life. Are we humbled? Grateful, too? Easter. No doubt a day filled with wonderful spring clothes, chocolate bunnies and treats galore. But this year when Easter approaches, I’d like to ask you to do what I’m going to do ... and that’s to remember ... It might not just be about the shoes anymore. BCR Editor Terri Simon can be reached at tsimon@ bcrnews.com.

Hard water The cat is out to get me. Let me explain my reasoning. A few nights ago, I was running late coming home from work. My wife and daughter had already eaten supper and were off living their lives leaving me home alone, with absolutely no adult supervision, to prepare my own meal. Stories that start out like this, more often than not, do not turn out well for me. This is no exception. I didn’t have any time to waste because in a short time, I would have to go pick my daughter up after her dance class. My wife had left pork chops in the crock pot thingy which is located right next to the fridge. It appeared that my only task would be to hunt down my own liquid refreshment. This might work out after all. As I purposefully opened the door to the white, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, I was pleased to witness a refreshing, two gallon pitcher of purple stuff on the top shelf. I have always been a big fan of purple stuff, whether it’s made by the “Hey! Kool Aid!” guy or the fine folks at the Crystal Light corporation. Purple stuff has always been my drink of choice. Unfortunately, on this occasion, my purple stuff was located directly behind a half-dozen water bottles and a smaller pitcher of a strange concoction my wife has developed called “cucumber/ lemon water.” If you want the recipe, I believe that the drink involves cucumbers, some lemons and possibly water. She got it out of either Woman’s Day, People or one of her other hippie magazines. She says that it’s supposed to be healthy for you. I think that it’s the most dangerous drink in the world. You’ll soon find out why. In order to get my delicious purple stuff, all of this other nonsense had to be moved out of the way. Since the crock pot thingy

Greg Wallace FROM THE SKETCHBOOK was taking up space on the counter, I started placing all the intrusive beverages on top of the fridge, on the freezer side, directly in front of the cereal box with Tony the Tiger on it, who possibly is another feline who would like to see harm fall upon the house of Wallace. After getting everything moved and a nice cold glass of purple stuff poured out, I went to put the big pitcher back on the top shelf. It was at that very moment that Chubby meowed at me. Not wanting to be anti-social, I meowed back. Chubby and I had a nice little kitty conversation as I stood there eating a pork chop and drinking some purple stuff. I find that if you eat the food directly out of the crock pot thingy, it’s quicker and you don’t dirty any plates. After downing my plateless, timesensitive, environmentally-friendly supper, I looked at my watch and pleasantly discovered that I had plenty of time until I had to pick up my daughter. So I informed Chubby that I thought I deserved a treat for my speedy gastronomical accomplishment. Remembering that there was still some chocolate-marshmallow ice cream in the freezer, I joyously reached for the stainless-steel handle. As I swung the door open, my life changed. I felt a sharp pain, possibly in my cerebral cortex, and the world went briefly dark. Everything took on a fragrance of lemons and cucumber. Was this it? Had I breathed my last breath? Had I come to the end of my days? Was I in heaven? The cat’s laugh brought me out of my confused haze. Evidently, when Chubby distracted me, I forgot to put my wife’s vile brew back in the

fridge. It fell on my head when I opened the freezer. It’s amazing how many square feet of kitchen floor a full gallon of water can cover when it comes crashing down from a height of approximately 6 feet. There were lemon and cucumber slices everywhere. But it did smell nice. After messing up four or five of our nice bath towels, I realized that I probably should have used the kitchen rags or even a mop to push the excess water underneath the fridge. Oh well, live and learn. I didn’t have time to think in my groggy state because I still had ice cream to eat and a daughter to pick up. On the way back from dance class, I told my daughter what had transpired and made her promise that she would let me tell her mother what had happened right after I figured out a good story that would get me the most sympathy. She said OK, and I thought we had a deal. Right up until my wife’s first step into the house, at which point my daughter said: “MomguesswhatDaddidhebrokeyourfavoritepitcherwiththatcucumberlemonstuffinitandthen hedirtiedallthebathroomtowelsandhepushedthewaterundertherefrigeratorandweneedmoreicecream!!” She remarkably said this all in one syllable. What a squealer! I’m beginning to think that she might be in cahoots with the cat. After mentally deciphering what she had said, my wife turned to me and gave me that “How dare you break my cucumber/lemon water pitcher” look. I told her that if she just drank the purple stuff, none of this would have happened. The sympathy attempt wasn’t going to work. Meanwhile, the cat looked on … You can contact Wallace at gwallace@bcrnews.com. You can follow him on his blog at http://gregwallaceink.blogspot.com.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 • 7 Birth announcements — Meet the newest arrivals to the Bureau County area on Page 8. Full announcements run each Saturday.

Education — St. Bede Academy’s Christopher Sampson wins DAR essay contest. See Page 9.

Community Notes

Bradford honors MVPs

Buddy Bags meeting MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Buddy Bags will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manlius. All are welcome to attend.

Bradford Grade School has selected the most valuable persons for the third quarter. Each teacher nominates two students based on good characteristics. MVPs are Grace Atteberry (front row, from left), Owen Brown, Abby Peterson, Areyanna Hedgepath, Jaycob McFadden (second row), Lily TerBush, Chelo Perez, Sierra Mueller, Connor Scott (back row), Jenae Sears, Freddy Painter, Maggie Dries, Jacob Bickett and Ryan Murphy.

Genealogical Society meeting KEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the second floor meeting room at the Kewanee Public Library. Betty Carlson Kay will give the program, “Three Illinois women during the Civil War.”

Garage sale SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield townwide garage sale will be April 26.

Princeton Coffeehouse PRINCETON — Wisconsin singer-songwriter Hayward Williams will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Princeton Coffeehouse at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Opening for Williams will be musicians Tom and Abby Beneke, Princeton natives now living in Wisconsin. Tickets are $12 at the door. Homemade desserts and fair trade coffee will be available. For information, visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com or call 815-872-6501.

Pancake breakfast HENNEPIN — Team Hennepin, Relay for Life team, will hold its annual benefit pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at the Country Stop Restaurant on Route 26 in Hennepin. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange juice and coffee. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children age 6-12 and free for children under 5 years old. Carryout meals will also be available. The team will raffle a Longaberger woven traditions ivory cheese and cracker tray with woodcrafts cheese board, glass dome and ivory dip bowl.

Open house PRINCETON — Parent’s Day Out, located in the First United Methodist Church, is hosting an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. May 7. Beginning its fourth year, Parent’s Day Out is a quality, affordable and flexible childcare program which gives parents a break and offers structured activities for children. Parent’s Day Out is for children ages 2 to 4 years old and runs from September through May with classes from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact the First United Methodist Church at 815-872-2821.

Guest speaker PRINCETON — Keith O’Neil will talk at the Living Works Suicide Walk on June 7 in Princeton. He is a former NFL football player who played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants. During his professional career, he served as team captain and was a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI Championship team. He is currently writing a book and speaking to audiences in the sports, faith and mental health communities. He is also the president and founder of the 4th and Forever Foundation which brings awareness to mental health and funds research for mental illness.

Make Someone Happy • Happy anniversary on Sunday to Roxana and Perry Noble. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.

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BCGS feature cemetery restoration PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The topic of the program will be cemetery restoration. The public is encouraged to attend this free program which will be presented by John C. Heider, a professional cemetery restoration specialist. Heider has spoken in many locations around the state on this topic. He will share his experiences on the restoration of historical cemeteries. He will answer questions about cemetery preservation, gravestone maintenance and repair. He will discuss the art of finding unmarked grave sites. The BCGS maintains within its collection the burial records from more than 100 cem-

eteries currently or formerly located within the county and including some cemeteries bordering Bureau County. A major project that is just beginning at this time at the Society is the reorganization of those records into a unified and updated Master Cemetery Index. Volunteers are greatly needed to accomplish this task, and the Society is especially looking for volunteers with computer and proofreading skills. For further information about the program, the Master Cemetery project, or death and burial records, the Society can be reached at 815-879-3133 during the regular hours of operation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and the first Saturday of each month or by stopping in for a visit.

Jewelry fair PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a jewelry and accessories sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 in the north lobby. A selection of watches, rings, chains, earrings, bracelets and wallets will be for sale. All items are $5. Major credit card will be accepted.

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Eagles Auxiliary holds vendor fair PERU — Fraternal ored March 26. Glenna Order of Eagle Auxiliary Walters, Kathleen BaraPeru 2688 held its fifth coni, Paula Sittler,  Mary annual vendor fair on Chapman, Cheryl Kelish March 9 with 41 vendors and Betty Parks are past participating, including presidents. Starved Rock Area SpeWednesday’s meeting cial Olympics and LP will be the nomination of Education. officers for 2014-15 year. The 50/50 was won Members interested in by Lorrie Parker. She holding an office need to received $487 at the end attend or send a letter of of the event. The chair- intent to be nominated. men were Jane Krysiak, Officers will be installed Elaine Day, Karen Bron- at 7 p.m. May 8. Memgel and Betty Parks. bers are asked to attend.  The Auxiliary wel- Refreshments will be comed Lisa Dickens from served after the meeting. Princeton as a member at For more information the March 13  meeting. on the Eagles Auxiliary, The past presidents of call secretary Betty Parks. the Auxiliary were hon••• Items for the Life & Arts section can be emailed to news@bcrnews.com.

Learning Stage presents:

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A contest for adults aged 21 and older

Friday, May 16 Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main St., Princeton, IL Doors open at 6:30 PM

Learning Stage seeks teams of three-four members to compete in a light-hearted event that will put all of us in the mood for this summer’s Festival 56 performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. No, it’s not the musical. Yes, it’s a spelling bee, staged in a manner designed to entertain competitors and audience alike. And if you can’t spell upon arrival, perhaps you’ll do better after some liquid refreshment (soft drinks, beer and wine) from the cash bar. An entry fee of $10 per team member will be collected at the door. Winning team members will be awarded two tickets each to the real Putnam County show, and the opportunity - should they choose to rise to the occasion to appear on-stage during one of the performances. Teams may register by directing an e-mail to learningstage@festival56.com or at the door. Family members, friends, supporters and the general public are invited at no charge.

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Wyanet Fire and Rescue volunteers recognized The Wyanet trustees of the Wyanet Fire and Rescue Protection District held an appreciation dinner March 16 for Wyanet Fire and Rescue volunteers. The dinner was catered by Alexander Park Tavern and was attended by 60 friends and family. Awards were given by Rescue Director Glenda Klingenberg and Fire Chief Don Prince. Accepting awards (from left) were Kim Rich, fire; Adam Klingenberg, rescue; Jon Bourell, fire; Debi Johnson, rescue; and Sharon Weborg, fire. Absent from the photo was Clem Weborg, fire.

Births Announced Goetz Paul and Jodie (Schwarz) Goetz of Hennepin are the parents of a son born April 17 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Huettemann Cole and Lee-Kristina (Wright) Huettemann of Seatonville are the parents of a daughter born April 15 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. ••• Full birth announcements run every Saturday in the Bureau County Republican. Visit us online at www.bcrnews.com

IVCH prepares for centennial celebration PERU — As part of its year-long observance on the 100th anniversary of the opening of the People’s Hospital, Illinois Valley Community Hospital is looking for photos, documents or other memorabilia from the early years of People’s and St. Mary’s Hospital or either of the schools of nursing the hospitals at one time supported. People’s Hospital opened in 1914 on the site in Peru where IVCH now stands. The hospital merged with St. Mary’s Hospital in LaSalle in 1976 to form IVCH. The St. Mary’s building was eventually closed, and all services were moved to Peru in 1979. St. Mary’s Hospital opened in 1887.

“We’re celebrating the fact that there has been a hospital caring for patients at this location for 100 years,” said Gene Vogelgesang, IVCH public relations director. “We’re planning an open house for May 4, and would like to display as many photos and other items from the history of People’s and St. Mary’s Hospitals as possible,” said Vogelgesang. “Any photos or memorabilia that people can loan to us would be appreciated.” For more information, contact Vogelgesang at 815-780-3521 or gene. vogelgesang@ivch.org. Photos can be sent to the IVCH Public Relations office, 925 West St., Peru, IL 61354.

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller welcomed the newest members of the Illinois Conservation Police at a graduation ceremony in their honor on March 28 at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The 14 recruits, including Scott E. Wagner of Malden, completed 24 weeks of intense general law enforcement training and specific conservation police training totaling nearly 1,000 hours to prepare them for their new jobs. “We are especially proud to introduce the second class of Conservation Police Officers in just two years,” Miller said. “I am committed to rebuilding our conservation police force so our men and women can provide increased protection to Illinois citizens and our state’s natural resources.” Conservation Police officer recruits are first required to attend the Illinois State Police (ISP) Academy for basic law enforcement training and certification. The ISP Academy lasts for 12 weeks and includes 480 hours of classroom instruction, practical training, and scenario training. The training covers everything from Illinois Vehicle and Criminal codes to domestic violence and drug enforcement. Upon successful completion of the ISP Academy, recruits enter the Illinois Department of

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IDNR Director Marc Miller (left) and Rafael Gutierrez (center), chief of the IDNR Office of Law Enforcement, are pictured with new Conservation Police Officer Scott Wagner of Malden. Natural Resources Conservation Police (CPO) Academy. The CPO Academy is also 12 weeks in length with 480 hours of course work. During the CPO Academy, recruits receive classroom instruction, field practical instruction and scenario-specific training to develop skills of a Conservation Police officer that no other training can provide. The areas covered include the Wildlife Code, Fish and Aquatic Life Code, Boat Registration and Safety Act, Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act, Timber Enforcement, Endangered and Threatened Species, Migratory Waterfowl Act, defensive tactics training, firearms training, boat operation and handling, ATV operation and handling, and

vehicle maintenance and operation with trailers. Illinois Conservation Police officers protect Illinois citizens and visitors in state parks, on state waterways and on the highways and back roads of Illinois. They enforce game and fish laws, boat safety, timber regulations, and drug and traffic laws. CPOs assist outdoor recreation enthusiasts to enjoy their time outdoors safely and they are first responders in times of floods, tornadoes, blizzards, and other natural and manmade disasters. This new recruit class brings the total number of Conservation Police officers to 140. During its peak in the late 1970s, Illinois Conservation Police had as many as 189 officers on staff.

With almost a combined 117 years employed with St. Margaret’s, the Special Procedures Department staff - (front) Chris Simpson, (middle) Gloria Carruthers, Mary Troglio, Chris Fiedler, (back) Kandi Burlingame, Marla Forbes, Nicole Chandler, Karla Carboni and department manager Tammy Pienta (not pictured) - look forward to the completion of their new department area, the Esophageal and Colon Cancer Prevention Center.

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The Special Procedures Department performs upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP’s, PEG tubes, Enteroscopy, BARRX, EMR and Pain Management procedures, including Radiofrequency Denervation. If you are at risk, they have the latest technology and highly trained staff to provide you the highest level of care. The department works with caring, thoughtful physicians that include Gastroenterologists Dr. Dodda, Dr. Doran and Dr. Goel, and surgeon Dr. Wojcik, that all perform GI procedures. “Thespecialproceduresstaffisahighlymotivatedteam whoalwaysputstheirpatientsfirst.Theytrulyare dedicatedtowhattheydoandareconsistentlyseeking educationtokeepuponthelatestinformationinorder tooffertheirpatientsthebestcare.” -TammyPienta, Director of Surgical Services


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Sampson wins essay contest PRINCETON — Christopher Sampson, a St. Bede Academy senior, won the Princeton-Illinois Chapter and also Division II Good Citizens essay contest, sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He is the son of Christine Sampson of Peru. Sampson’s essay advanced to state judging where the winning essay will be announced at the Youth Luncheon on April 26 during the Illinois State DAR Conference in Bloomington. Monetary awards are given at the division and state levels. The essay topic was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It: How Does One’s Personal Heritage Affect One’s Duties to Our Nation?” The Princeton-Illinois Chapter’s Good Citizens Project honors a senior selected by the members of the senior class and staff in each of the high schools in the BureauMarshall-Putnam area served by the Princeton chapter. These are Bureau Valley, DePue, Hall, Henry-Senachwine, LaMoille, Princeton, Putnam, Ohio and St. Bede. Students named Good

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Christopher Sampson (second from right) was recognized for his outstanding essay at the Youth Luncheon hosted by the Princeton-Illinois DAR chapter on March 7. Also pictured are Diana Williamson (from left), DAR District Good Citizens essay chairman; Juanita Tarrence, DAR Chapter Good Citizens co-chairman; and his mother, Christine Sampson. Citizens are judged by their peers and teachers on the basis of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The outstanding young people selected as Good Citizens were honored at a Youth Luncheon hosted by the Princeton chapter on March 7. Sampson’s list of activities and accomplishments include the Interact Club, Student Government, Spanish Club, yearbook, Prom Committee, Stage Rats, food pantry, and several other St. Bede clubs and projects. On the honor roll every semester, he recently ful-

filled a wish for a cancer-stricken young girl. He has participated on basketball, golf and track teams. For two years in a row, he received the St. Bede Academy Citizenship Award. Sampson has also taken a leadership role in various projects involving St. Joseph Church, St. Margaret’s, Red Cross and YMCA Swim Team, among others. His school notes that “Following graduation he will attend a four-year university, studying either chemistry or biochemistry with plans on attending medical school.”

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Buddy Bags program receives donation Tim Oloffson (from left), executive director of Another Child Foundation, presents a donation to the Bureau Valley Buddy Bag program in Manlius. Accepting the donation are Mary Hartz, Karen Hansen, Carole Novak and Lori Gustafson. The Bureau Valley program serves 45 children. Pastor Brenda Lovick, Bureau Valley Buddy Bags volunteer, said “The money provided by the farmer, through Another Child, will support our organization by allowing us to purchase nonperishable food items at the cheapest expense, either through the local food bank or with coupons and discounts that we use at local supermarkets.”

Yaklich accepted into honors program CHAMPAIGN-URBANA — Nicole Yaklich, a 2013 Saint Bede Academy graduate from Princeton, has been accepted into the James Scholars Honors Program at the University of Illinois. Requirements are continuous academic achievement; being in the top 20 percent of all ACES students and being named

to the dean’s list with a minimum grade point average of 3.7. The ACES James Scholar Honors Program in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences provides an educational experience for students with exceptional academic skills. James Scholars are expected to

perform at a superior level throughout their entire undergraduate careers. Yaklich, a freshman, is also a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at the University of Illinois Alpha Chapter and the Alpha Lambda Delta Society recognizing academic excellence among first year students.

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Business&Ag Nominees sought for Ag Service Award The Bureau County Farm Bureau, Bureau County Cattleman’s Association and supporters of Bureau County pork production are sponsoring the Agricultural Service Award. The purpose for this award is to provide an opportunity for Bureau County agricultural organizations and businesses to honor individuals who have given exemplary leadership and service to agriculture and farmers in Bureau County and beyond. To qualify, a nominee must be a resident of Bureau County who has given exemplary leadership and service to agriculture in Bureau County and/or a broad segment

of the region, state of nation. A nominee must have provided service to agriculture but may come from disciplines that serve other areas in addition to agriculture such as education, research, public relations, agribusiness, public affairs and other areas. Such individuals should also have a history of giving time and/or resources to promote the aims, programs and services of Bureau County agricultural organizations. To make a nomination, contact the Farm Bureau office and pick up a nomination form. All nomination forms are due to the Bureau County Farm Bureau office by May 15.

Soil moisture levels high across Illinois CHAMPAIGN — Soil moisture levels in Illinois are high in the middle of April, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois. Soil moisture levels at 2 inches averaged 37 percent by volume across the state on April 14, just at the field capacity for most of the soils measured. The highest levels were measured in southern Illinois with an average of 43 percent by volume. Fairfield and

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11 Sports Saturday, April 19, 2014 • 11 Net gains — Connie Lind has shuffled her Princeton Tiger tennis lineup. See page 12.

Baseball: Hall 5, Mendota 2

Venegas, Devils top Trojans

and Venegas followed with a solid single to left field. They both MENDOTA — eventually came Hall senior pitcher around to score. Taggart Venegas Miguel Villarturned in a comreal reached base manding perforon an error to mance on the start the third, mound Wednesand Hall first day afternoon, at baseman Trevor a windy and cold Urbanski soon Faber Field in Mensent him home Taggart Venegas dota. with a booming Hall hurler fans 13 Behind Venegas’ two-run home Mendota batters strong pitching, run to left field. the Hall Red DevHall suddenly led 4-0. ils downed the Mendota The Red Devils added Trojans, 5-2, in non- another unearned run in conference boys var- the fifth to take a 5-0 sity baseball action and lead. improved to 7-1. Mendota countered Venegas went the dis- with a Spencer Evans tance on the hill, scatter- RBI-single in the fourth ing six hits and allowing and a Nathanael DeLong four walks while striking fielder’s choice RBI in out 13 Trojan batters. the sixth to pull within “Taggart gutted it out. 5-2 of the Red Devils. It was a tough day for But Venegas dominatboth (starting) pitch- ed on the mound, finers,” said Hall coach ishing the game with a Tom Keegan. “I thought three-pitch strikeout of their guy did a nice job, Mendota’s clean-up hittoo. One of the hardest ter, despite throwing 134 throwers we’ve seen so pitches, 85 of them good far this year. Credit both for strikes. pitchers. Venegas went 2-3 plus “It seemed like he a walk at the plate for (Venegas) got a little bit the Red Devils, who stronger as the game improved to 7-1 on the went on. The couple of young season. jams we got ourselves Mendota catcher Juan into, he was able to pitch Gonzalez also went 2-3 us out of it. with a double and a walk “His fastball has some for the Trojans (5-5). life. He’s able to show Mendota actually outsome off-speed that keeps hit the Red Devils, 6-5. batters off-balance, too. “We were able to put The biggest thing we like enough runs on the about him is the make- board early on to allow up of him, the ability to us to get ourselves out of get out of some jams, like some jams as the game he saw today.” went on,” Keegan said. Hall took a 2-0 lead in “To hold a team to two the top of the game’s first runs on a day like today, inning. we’ll take it.” Tyler Taber led off Comment on this story the game with a walk, at www.bcrnews.com.

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Princeton lefty Isaiah Taylor sends a pitch to Kewanee in Thursday’s game at Prather Field. The Tigers tied the game with a bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning and won it 5-4 three innings later on a walk-off hit by Caleb Dickens.

Baseball: Princeton 5, Kewanee 4 (10)

Dickens of a time Dickens’ walk-off hit in 10th sends Tigers past Boilers By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

KEWANEE — It was getting late, it was getting dark and it was getting time to go home. Caleb Dickens stepped to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Thursday evening at Prather Field, the Princeton Tigers tied with the Kewanee Boilermakers. He sent home everybody in blue happy, lacing a walk-off, game-winning single down the left-field line to give the Tigers a 5-4 win. “I tried to stay mellow up there and act subtle and just tried to stay relax and make a good stroke on the ball,” said Dickens, who fouled off two pitches before connecting on a 3-2 pitch for the

Princeton’s Abby Jaques connects for a two-run homer in the first-inning in Thursday’s 8-0 win over Kewanee at Little Siberia Field. The Boiler Girls wouldn’t pitch to her again. BCR photo/ Mike Vaughn

game-winner. “The umpires said they weren’t going to play after the bottom of the (10th), so it was like the pressure was on Kewanee, not really on us. I kept that in my head, relaxed and tried to make contact.” Senior second baseman J.J. Vaccaro singled and took second on a passed ball before racing home on Dickens’ game-winner. “It was really an important win, because Kewanee had only lost one game, and I think that was to Sherrard, so they’re one of the better teams in the conference. So it was a big win,” Dickens said. “We needed that win. Kewanee was a tough team and we knew that going in. That was our chance to step it up,” PHS coach Tim Taylor said. Sophomore Jake Reinhardt was the winning pitcher, hurling two scoreless innings in relief. Starting pitcher Isaiah Taylor toiled eight

“I tried to stay mellow up there and act subtle and just tried to stay relax and make a good stroke on the ball.” Caleb Dickens innings, scattering four hits while striking out eight and allowing four runs, only one of which was earned. The Tigers (4-6, 1-2) trailed 4-0 after 4 1/2 innings with the Boilers scoring one run on a throwing

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Softball: Princeton 8, Kewanee 0

Hughes gets Tigresses started By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — PHS coach Bob James played a hunch which paid off for the Princeton Tigresses time after time Thursday in Little Siberia against the Kewanee Boilermakers. He moved junior Danielle Hughes into the leadoff slot and she delivered, lacing four hits in four at-bats to

lead a 14-hit Princeton attack for an 8-0 win. Hughes was in the middle of the PHS scoring rallies either getting things started or ending them. “She was a catalyst,” James said. “She has good plate awareness and on-base percentage. She has a very even keeled personality, and I hope that Danielle Hughes pays off at leadoff.” HaPHS leadoff hitter Hughes got the goes 4-4 Tigresses going right

away with a lead-off single in the top of the first. She hopped on board ahead of the Abby Jaques’ home run train. PHS strung three hits in a row by Alisa Holmbeck, Mollie Bates and Elizabeth Hendrix to make it 3-0. Kewanee had seen enough of Jaques’ big bat they elected to give her a free pass her next three trips to the plate. In the third, she got a free pass, moved up on a sac bunt by Courtney Oeder, moved to

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Tigers shuffle to fill lineup By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Coach Connie Lind has been shuffling the pieces to her puzzle called the 2014 Princeton tennis team. The PHS coach returns four of her top players from 2013, but will have them in new places this year. Senior Zach Hicks has moved from No. 1 singles to No. 2 doubles to team up with senior Tyson Lorensen, who rejoins the program this year. Lind said they make a good doubles team, because “they understand the concept of doubles play and execute it well.” Both have strong serves, play aggressive and communicate well, Lind said. Moving up to No. 1 singles is junior Elliott Beetz, who played at No. 2 as a sophomore. Lind said it’s always a hard transition, but said Beetz has stepped up to the challenge well. Senior Lucas Bauer is back on the courts this season at No. 2 singles. “He is working on his command of his hard serve and is able to cover the court well

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From Page 11 error in the second and three more in the fourth. Princeton got one run back in the fifth and two more in the sixth, still trailing 4-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Senior Logan Wilde got a Tiger rally started with a single to right. He stole second and took third on an errant throw. Sophomore Levi Bates laid down a squeeze bunt to first base to bring home Wilde with the tying run, Bates reaching safely for a hit. “Levi has a nice bunt. I have all the confidence in the world Levi making that play and Logan has

the attitude to go home,” Tim Taylor said. “It was perfect situation for us to put that on.” Dickens finished the day 3-4, robbed of a second-inning hit with a diving catch from the outfielder. “Seems like there’s been a lot of diving catches. We haven’t really got a break,” Dickens said. “I just tried to let that one go and keep trying to make contact. Hopefully, I’d get things to drop. We all made pretty good contact.” Tiger tales: The Tigers will head out at 7:45 a.m. Saturday for a crossover doubleheader vs. Riverdale. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Princeton’s Elizabeth Hendrix connects for a first-inning single to score a run in the Tigresses’ 8-0 win over Kewanee at Little Siberia Field.

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Princeton’s J.J. Vaccaro fouls one off the third-base line in the first inning of Thursday’s game at Prather Field. Nine innings later, the Tigers won 5-4.

third on a single by Holmbeck and scored on a RBI by Hendrix. Hughes led off the fourth inning with a double and scored on a fielder’s choice by Oeder. In the fifth, Hughes was on the back end of the PHS scoring, stroking a two-run single to plate Jade Purvis and Linsey York. Kewanee had no answer for Princeton pitcher Madison Menzel either. The sophomore shut out the Boilermakers on two hits while striking out 15 and walking two.

“Madison had good command and control and trusted her defense, who played well,” James said. Holmbeck went 3 for 4, Bates and Menzel each had two hits and Devin Truesdon added one for the Tigresses. • Tiger tales: The hits just continued to roll for the PHS F/S in a 15-0 abbreviated rout called on account of darkness following the varsity contest. The PHS varsity travels to Port Byron Saturday for a doubleheader with the F/S hosting the same Riverdale Rams at 10 a.m. at Little Siberia. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Bureau County All-Time Track and Field records

Trojans beat Bruins

Editor’s note: Please note some additions/updates have been added to the list of all-time Bureau County Track and Field records that appeared in Thursday’s BCR. GIRLS Shot put — Melanie Thompson (Bureau Valley)............ 42-1 1/2 Discus — Freya Block (Neponset) ...................................+132-7

St. Bede’s Joe Kim makes a return in Thursday’s No. 1 singles match at Mendota. He lost to Mendota’s Cody Phalen 6-2, 6-3. The Trojans also took the meet 9-0. Photo courtesy Kip Cheek/Mendota Reporter

Tennis

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and isn’t afraid to play the net,” Lind said. Brady Frank and Ian Nichols opened the season with a win as No. 2 doubles and have been right on even though both are lefties. Lind said they compliment each other with Nichols’ foot speed and Frank’s aggressiveness. Senior Ryan Jensen and junior Vlad Stephanov are paired together for the first time at No. 3 doubles. Jensen was unable to play last year due to injury, Lind said. Josh Wray will also fill in at No. 3 doubles. St. Bede: Bruins coach Mike Lau has a roster 19 strong, but there are just four upperclassman in the mix with seniors Ernie Steinz and Chris Sampson and juniors Keaton Smith and Joe Kim. Lau turns to his freshmen and sophomore players for both the future and present. Sophomore swingers include Cole Cameron, Jimmy Cameron, Alex Cattani, Jake Hocking, Jack Kunkel, Andrew Lopez, Ben Lucas, Max Moskalewicz, Nick Needs and Jake Peruba. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

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Hall                              202  000  -  5  5  2 Mendota                     000 110  - 2  6  5 Hall (7-1): Taber cf 3-2-0-0, Venegas p 3-0-2-0, Mautino cr 0-1-0-0, Gaeta 3b 4-0-01, Villarreal ss 2-1-0-0, T. Urbanski 1b 4-1-1-2, Z. Urbanski 2b 4-0-0-0, Moreno dh 4-0-1-0, Trevier lf 0-0-0-0, Sangston c 3-0-1-0, Hill cr 0-0-0-0, Zibert lf 3-0-0-0. Totals: 30-5-5-3. HR: T. Urbanski. Pitching: Venegas (w, 7ip, 6h, 2r, 1er, 4bb, 13k). Mendota (5-5): Schuhler lf 3-0-0-0, Gonzalez c 3-1-2-0, J. Rosalez cr 0-0-0-0, Robinson p, ss 3-0-0-0, Zinke 3b 4-1-1-0, Schultz cf 2-0-1-0, DeLong 2b 3-0-0-1, Evans rf 3-0-1-1, Kruse dh 2-0-0-0, Dornink 1b 0-00-0, Weber ss, p 3-0-1-0. Totals: 26-2-6-2. 2B: Zinke, Gonzalez. Pitching: Robinson (L, 3ip, 4h, 4r, 1er, 3bb, k), Weber (4ip, 1h, 1r, 0er, 1k). At Prather Field, Princeton

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Area roundup

Altizer’s hat trick lifts PHS By BCR Sports Staff sports@bcrnews.com Keyenna Altizer scored a hat trick to propel the Prineton Tigresses to a 6-0 win over Streator on the Tiskilwa soccer pitch Thursday. Michelle Kelly, Jenna Grimmer and Malena Wheeler also scored. Assists were credited to Sarah Murray, Kelly, Grimmer, Taylor Clark and Devin Scott, Keeper Kelly Schmidt recorded her sixth shutout on goal.

Softball Hall 8, Mendota 6: Brenna Faletti had three hits, including two doubles and

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three RBIs and Becca Herrmann (2 doubles, RBI) and Deidra Whightsil (2 RBIs) each had two hits to lead the Hall offense. Sophomore pitcher Adriana Pikula took care of the rest, striking out 14 Mendota batters while allowing nine hits and five walks. Newark 15, LaMoille/Ohio 1: Losing pitcher Ragen Forbes and Myrah Graham each hit safely Wednesday for the Lady Lions at LaMoille.

Baseball Newark 13, LaMoille/Ohio 0: Jake Lucas and Anthony Lovgren had the only hits as the Norseman struck the 13-run pool Wednesday at LaMoille.

Chapel Hill League forming

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille/Ohio volleyball team is having a fundraiser at Rips in Ladd on April 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and include your choice of 1/4 light, 1/4 dark, or strips with fries. Tickets may be purchased from any L/O player. Carryouts are also available. For more information, call coach Hallie May at 815303-4971.

PRINCETON — A ladies league is forming at Chapel Hill Golf Course starting May 13 with a golf scramble and dinner. Chapel Hill is offering a Tuesday Ladies League special membership and all member and non-member ladies are welcome to join.  Anyone interested in golfing may call Kathy Lanham at 815699-2206 daytime or 815699-7032 evenings for more information.

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GENESEO — Former Super Bowl star Don Beebe, along with Geneseo coach Larry Johnson, will be putting on a combine for football players that are 16-18 years old on May 10 at Geneseo High School. Beebe said this combine is intended to give athletes in smaller towns a chance to be seen by college coaches. To register, call 630-4660082 or register online at www.houseofspeed.com/aurora.

WP: Reinhardt (2ip,). SP: Taylor (8ip, 4h, 4r, 1er, 9k, 4bb). LP: Nimrick (2.1ip, 3h, 1r, 1er, 3k, 1bb). SP: Moraski (7.1ip, 7h, 4r, 3er, 5k, 3bb). Hitting for PHS (4-6, 2-1): Wedekind (1-4, r), Taylor (1-4, 2b, r), Vaccaro (1-4, r), Reinhardt (1-4, sac, rbi), Marvin (1-5, r, rbi), Dickens (3-4, gwrbi), Wilde (1 hit), Friel (0-3, rbi), Bates (1-4, rbi). Totals: 35-5-10-5. Leading hitters for Kewanee: Nimrick (2-4), Verbynick (1-3, 2rbi).  At LaMoille Newark 471 10 - 13 LaMoille/Ohio 000 00 - 0 LP: Lovgren. Leading hitters: L/O - Lucas (1-2), Lovgren (1-2).

def. Andrew Lopez (SB), 6-2, 6-3. Doubles: No. 1 – James Carroll-Mark Prescott (M) def. Jack Kunkel-Ben Lucas (SB), 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 – Tyler Doughty-Krueger Keene (M) def. Ernie Steinz-Keaton Smith (SB), 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 – Ben Foley-Ken Gehant (M) def. Kevin Lu-Andrew Kim (SB), 6-0, 6-0.

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Kewanee 000 000 0 - 0 2 1 Princeton 302 120 x - 8 14 0 WP: Menzel (7ip, 2h, 0r, 15k, 1bb). LP: DeVilder. Hitting for PHS (4-6): Hughes (4-4, 2r, 2b, 2sb, 2rbi), Ciesielski (0-3), Bauer (0-1), Jaques (1-1, 2r, hr, 2rbi), Krohn (0-0), Oeder (0-2, sac), Holmbeck (3-4, 2r), Bates (2-4), Hendrix (1-3, 2rbi), Purvis (0-1, r), Menzel (2-3), Truesdon (1-2), York (0-0, r), Lawson (0-2).

Mendota 9, St. Bede 0. Singles: No. 1 – Cody Phalen (M) def. Joe Kim (SB), 6-2, 6-3; No. 2 – Joey Meyer (M) def. Jake Hockings (SB), 6-1, 6-3; No. 3 – Lukas Brandner (M) def. Nick Needs (SB), 6-2, 6-1; No. 4 – Daniel Francis (M) def. Neal Dodda (SB), 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 – Kevin Schulze (M) def. Nathan Kinsella (SB), 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 – Jim Bruno (M)

BOYS Shot put — Adam Weidner (Bureau Valley) ........................58-11 Discus — Greg Groat (Princeton) .....................................189-1 Long jump — Nate Norman (Princeton) ...........................24-1 1/2 Triple jump — Adam Sanden (Bureau Valley) . ................. 45-0 1/2 High jump — Lonnie Hewitt (Western) . ...........................6-10 1/4 Pole vault — James Dove (Princeton) ............................... 14-7 110 HH — Brent Barth (St. Bede) . ....................................*14.1 300 IH — Garrett Barnas (Bureau Valley) . ........................ 38.8 100m — D.J. Glynn (Hall) . .............................................. 10.4 200m — D.J. Glynn (Hall) ...............................................*21.6 400m — D.J. Glynn (Hall) ............................................. *48.44 800m — Pat Hodge (Princeton) ......................................1:53.3 1600m — Tom Swan (Princeton) .................................... *4:11.9 3200m — Jason Bill (Bureau Valley) ...............................9:16.6 400 relay — Princeton .................................................... 43.1

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MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will be hosting the Chute Basketball Shooting Camp on June 16-17. The camp will include proper shooting technique, post work, guard work and ball handling and dribbling. There will be sessions for Grades 9-12 boys and girls from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and for Grades 4-7 boys and girls from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $70 with a $30 non-refundable deposit. For more information, call 712-2723115 or visit www.stgsports.com.

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Madison Lebahn (Bureau Valley).................................... 131-7 High jump — Eve Cullinan (St. Bede)................................. 5-6 Long jump — Phoenix Smallwood (Princeton) . ................ 17-11 1/4 Triple jump — Kendall Rush (Hall) ................................. 39-3 1/4 Pole vault — Laura Fredenhagen (Princeton) ......................11-4 100m — Ashly Lowdermilk (Princeton) . ............................ 12.2 Brittany Lowdermilk (Princeton) . .................................. 12.2 200m — Teri Atwell (Walnut) . ......................................... 25.3 400m — Alisa Baron (BV) . ............................................**55.66 800m — Lane Suarez (Tiskilwa) ......................................2:13.5 1600m — Rebekah Faber (Princeton) . ............................5:07.22 3200m — Rebekah Faber (Princeton) ..............................11:13.6 100 HH — Aubrey Franklin (Bureau Valley) . ...................... 15.4 300 LH — Tonya Taylor (Princeton) . ................................ 46.3 800 medley — Tiskilwa . .................................................1:50.8 (Cami Zabransky, Carol Polson, Erin Gorman, Lane Suarez) 400 relay — Hall ........................................................... 50.78 (Gina Vicini, Deanna Derix, Veronica Pinter, Mary Jo Giordano) Bureau Valley . ........................................................... 50.78 (Anna Phillips, Aubrey Franklin, Carlie Grunloh, Alisa Baron) 800 relay — Princeton ................................................... 1:46.7 (Angela Baumgartner, Jackie Arndt, Lindsay Clark, Ashly Lowdermilk) 1600 relay — Bureau Valley ...........................................4:02.23 (Alisa Baron, Stephanie Harrod, Mallorie Mathew, Hillary Monier) 3200 relay — Bureau Valley . .........................................9:38.57 (Angie Bickett, Molly VonHolten, Jessica Ries, Alisa Baron) ** State record; + Threw for Kewanee High School, from Neponset

2010 2013 2005 1998 2013 2009 2011 2003/05 2007 1984 2008 1984 2003 2003 2009 1993 1984

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Soccer

Princeton 6, Streator 0. P - Altizer (Murray), Altizer (Kelly), Altizer (Kelly), Grimmer, Kelly (Grimmer), Wheeler (Clark).

Softball

At Little Siberia, Princeton

At Mendota

Hall 004 101 2 - 8 Mendota 002 004 0 - 6 WP: Pikula (7ip, 9h, 6r, 14k, 5bb,1hbp). LP: Browder (7ip, 12h, 8r, 7k). Leading hitters: Hall (2-5) - Faletti (3 hits, 2 2b, 3rbi), B. Herrmann (2 2b, RBI), D. Whightsil (2 hits, 2rbis), Barroso (2b). Mendota (3-7) - Wackerlin (2-3, hr, 4rbis), Carroll (2-3). At LaMoille

Newark 240 27 - 15 LaMoille/Ohio 001 00 - 1 LP: Forbes. Leading hitters: L/O - Forbes (1-2), Graham (1-2). Area high school scores

Sherrard 17, Annawan/Wethersfield 3 (5). WP: Strandgard (5ip,4h, 3r, 6k, 3bb). LP: Dunfee (4 ip, 11h, 17r, 2er, 2k, 7bb). Leading hitters: A/W - C. VanHyfte (1-3), Foes (1-3), Pyle (1-2,rbi), Sturtewagon (1-2, rbi).

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Other area scores

Mendota 12, Indian Creek 6 Sherrard 3, Orion 1 Junior college

IVCC 4-2, Kishwaukee 2-3. IVCC 3-9, Carl Sandburg 4-6

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TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000093 TO: AAA Property Preservation, LLC Occupant Mark Cole Shirley Cole Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (15) The Property is located at: 221 E. Chestnut St., Sheffield Permanent Index Number: 14-19-377-002 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 08/26/14 at 1:15 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014.

Permanent Index Number: 08-15-481-005 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/13/2014. On 8/26/14 at 01:30 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. MS INVESTMENT GROUP, INC, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014.

Occupant Richard W Vecchia Spring Valley Apostolic Tabernacle Spouse of Daniel L Kenny Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (11) The Property is located at: 121 East Saint Paul Street, Spring Valley. Permanent Index Number: 18-34-437-010 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/13/2014. On 8/26/14 at 01:15 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. MS INVESTMENT GROUP, INC, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014.

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000051 TO: Dennis B Kepner Spouse of Dennis B Kepner Occupant Lowell K Kepner Spouse of Lowell K Kepner Central Bank Illinois Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (8) The Property is located at: 218 Second Street, Manlius.

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000150 TO: M&L Holdings, LLC Community State Bank Subway Top Nails Verizon Wireless Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (9) The Property is located at: 213, 215, 217 and 219 South Main Street, Princeton. Permanent Index Number: 16-16-178-010 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/13/2014. On 8/26/14 at 01:15 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. MS INVESTMENT GROUP, INC, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014.

NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 7, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as RCM Enterprises located at PO Box 31, Princeton, IL 61356. Dated this 7th day of April, 2014. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 12, 19 and 26, 2014. LEGAL NOTICES The Bureau County Republican Classified brings you the public and legal information you have a right to know.

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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.

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.

Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014.

ested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (12) The Property is located at: 222 East 4th Street, Spring Valley. Permanent Index Number: 18-35-114-013 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/13/2014. On 8/26/14 at 01:30 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. MS INVESTMENT GROUP, INC, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014.

sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 08/26/14 at 1:15 p.m. the Petitioner

will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014.

10:00 o’clock a.m., the 1st day of May, 2014. A copy is also on file at the office of the District’s Attorney, Robert F. Russell, Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:00 o’clock p.m., the 26th day of June, 2014, at the Selby Township Building, Fourth Street, DePue, Illinois, in this Multi-Township Assessment District and that final hearing and action on this Ordinance will be taken at a meeting to be held at said Selby Township Building at 6:15 o’clock p.m., the 26th day of June, 2014. The District will also consider the 2014 Tax Levy and other business related to the administration of the District at said meeting. s/Theodore Doucette Chairman Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 19, 2014.

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000156 TO: Renee M. Comfort Occupant Rick Rediger Auction Service Bettasso & Associates Realtors Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (16) The Property is located at: 777 S. Main St. Unit B, Princeton Permanent Index Number: 16-16-379-002 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 08/26/14 at 1:30 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) H. DOUGLAS ) BROWN, ) Deceased ) NO. 2014-P-28 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of H. Douglas Brown. Letters of Office were issued on March 28, 2014, to David R. Brown of 309 Zearing Avenue, Princeton, Illinois 61356, as Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000045 TO: Susan Blanford Spouse of Susan Blanford Occupant Centrue Bank Collection Professionals, Inc. Jerry Blanford Tillie’s Bar & Grill Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (7) The Property is located at: 100 East Maple Street, Manlius. Permanent Index Number: 08-15-429-004 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/13/2014. On 8/26/14 at 01:15 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. MS INVESTMENT GROUP, INC, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014. TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000050 TO: Clay Boswell Spouse of Clay Boswell Janie Gregson Spouse of Janie Gregson Occupant Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (14) The Property is located at: 216 E. Oak St., Manlius Permanent Index Number: 08-15-477-011 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 08/26/14 at 1:30 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000153 TO: David Bogatitus Spouse of David Bogatitus Occupant City of Princeton Jo Clift Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (10) The Property is located at: 520 South Chestnut Street, Princeton. Permanent Index Number: 16-16-332-014 Said Property was sold on 10/31/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/13/2014. On 8/26/14 at 01:30 p.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. MS INVESTMENT GROUP, INC, Petitioner Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014. TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000285 TO: Daniel L Kenny Occupant Spouse of Daniel L Kenny Bryan C Kreider John Bottomley Azia Kreider Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties inter-

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 201000026 TO: James B. Schafer, Trustee Mary E. Schafer, Trustee Centrue Bank Citizens First State Bank of Walnut James B. & Mary E. Schafer Living Trust James B. Schafer Mary E. Schafer Van Buren Abbey Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of BUREAU County, IL as Case No. 11-TX-1 (13) The Property is located at: 319 Van Buren St., Ohio. Permanent Index Number: 04-09-426-013 Said Property was

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING ON MULTI-TOWNSHIP ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE BUREAU COUNTY TOWNSHIPS OF SELBY & LEEPERTOWN Notice is hereby given that a tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the MultiTownship Assessment District for the Bureau County Townships of Selby & Leepertown, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the Selby Township Building, DePue, Illinois from and after 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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING ON MULTI-TOWNSHIP ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE BUREAU COUNTY TOWNSHIPS OF DOVER & OHIO Notice is hereby given that a tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the MultiTownship Assessment District for the Bureau County Townships of Dover & Ohio, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the Ohio Town Hall, 308 West Long Street, Ohio, Illinois, from and after 9:00 o’clock a.m., the 1st of May, 2014. A copy is also on file at the office of the District’s Attorney, Robert F. Russell, Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:00 o’clock p.m., the 10th of June, 2014, at the Ohio Town Hall, 308 West Long, Ohio, Illinois, in this Multi-Township Assessment District and that final hearing and action on this Ordinance will be taken at a meeting to be held at said Ohio Town Hall, at 6:10 o’clock p.m., the 10th of June, 2014. The District will also consider the 2014 Tax Levy and other business related to the administration of the District at said meeting. s/Eugene Krabbenhoft Chairman Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 19, 2014.

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.

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 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.

BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 15-21-129-002. Commonly known as 405 East Main Street, Wyanet, IL 61379. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sale Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, FISHER and SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn, Illinois 60015. (847) 291-1717. Refer to File Number 13-068037. I600622 Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 5, 12 and 19, 2014.

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

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)

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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

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INVITATION TO BID Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson Princeton, Illinois Sealed bids for the service and product described below will be received by Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson at the office of the Sheriff, 700 S. Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Description Requested service: Bureau County Jail Inmate/Detainee Meal Service. Summary: The successful bidder will provide two (2) meals per day (lunch and supper) for the inmate/detainees, including a beverage other than water, at the Bureau County Jail for a period of three (3) years with an option for the Sheriff to extend the contract. Bids shall be submitted in a “cost per meal” format. Copies of meal service (bidding) specifications and the State of Illinois requirements are available during normal business hours at the Bureau County Sheriff’s courthouse office, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois. The Sheriff will make himself available to answer questions related to this service. Bids shall be submitted to the Sheriff at the above address, on or before 4 p.m. on June 4, 2014 and shall be opened following the hour. Bids shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope and marked “Inmate Meal Service Bid” and shall include the name and address of the bidder. The Sheriff reserves the right to waive any technicalities and reject any and all bid proposals. John Thompson Bureau County Sheriff Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 15, 17 and 19, 2014. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING ON MULTI-TOWNSHIP ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE BUREAU COUNTY TOWNSHIPS OF MACON & NEPONSET Notice is hereby given that a tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the MultiTownship Assessment District for the Bureau County Townships of Macon & Neponset, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at AgView FS, 7226 IL Highway 40, Buda, Illinois from and after 9:00 o’clock a.m., the 24th day of April, 2014. A copy is also on file at the office of the District’s Attorney, Robert F. Russell, Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:40 o’clock p.m., the 28th day of May, 2014, at the Neponset Community Building, Commercial Street, Neponset, Illinois, in this MultiTownship Assessment District and that final hearing and action on this Ordinance will be taken at a meeting to be held at said Neponset Community Building, at 6:50 o’clock p.m., the 28th day of May, 2014. The District will also consider the 2014 Tax Levy and other business related to the administration of the District at said meeting. s/Paul Barry Chairman Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 19, 2014.

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The religious meaning of Easter • Easter Sunday is the day of rejoicing that follows the sorrow of Good Friday and Holy Saturday. • For most Christians, Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. • The Easter celebration bears witness to God’s enduring promise of eternal life. As the climax of Holy Week, Easter is a time of hope and assurance. It is humanity’s turning point from destruction to glory and salvation. • The church first celebrated the real meaning of Easter in connection with the Jewish Passover. As the crucifixion of Jesus occurred on the first day of the Passover feast, early Christians found a scriptural correlation between Jesus and the sacrificial lamb. • The name “Easter” did not

become associated with the resurrection of Christ until the second century. It most likely comes from the ancient Saxon spring festival called Ostern. • The Roman Catholic, Anglican and Greek Orthodox churches commemorate the resurrection of Christ with an Easter mass, which includes special prayers, litanies, psalms and hymns. Protestant churches have Easter services that include communion, special sermons and sometimes special plays. Many evangelical churches have sunrise services that include much

What is your favorite Easter memory?

“Many years ago while I was still working patrol, on an Easter morning at about 5 a.m. we responded to a domestic fight involving a husband and wife, both intoxicated, with two small children about 4 and 5 years old. The two adults were arrested, and we brought in the kids in our custody for DCFS followup. While here, one of our matrons (ladies who watched our female prisoners before we had female deputies) knew we were coming in with the two kids. She knew they would be afraid and scared to be here. She took a couple of our stuffed animals that we keep for just such situations and hid them. When we arrived she took the two kids and began talking to them about Easter and the Easter bunny. Neither kid knew what that was about. She got them to search for the stuffed bunnies that she hid. When they found them, they just lit up and smiled for the first time that morning.  When they left with the social service people they were holding on tight to their new bunnies and had at least them to give them some comfort. Some things you never forget.” LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton

singing and rejoicing. • The purest meaning of Easter is the celebration of the resurrection, or rising, of Christ to heaven, which is the foundation of Christianity. Easter Sunday reminds all Christians of their heavenly calling and of the open door for relationship with God through Jesus, His Son. Source: Share/Faith website.

• The Easter Bunny as a holiday deliverer of candy and eggs is thought to have started in Germany during the Middle Ages. • Originating among German Lutherans, the Easter Bunny, or Easter Hare, originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide. In legend, the Easter Bunny carries colored eggs in his basket, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holiday. • Candy manufacturers produce more than 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies each year for Easter. Meanwhile, research shows that solid chocolate bunnies are the most popular — followed by hollow chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chocolate bunnies. • Studies also prove that 76 percent of Americans will eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first. • Also, 88 percent of American parents are expected to help out the Easter Bunny this year by carrying on the Easter tradition of creating Easter baskets for their kids. • Coloring eggs was brought to a high art when medieval English kings dispersed hundreds of decorated, gold-leafed eggs throughout the royal household at Easter. • Another royal, Russian Czar Alexander, was later responsible in 1883 for commissioning the famous Faberge eggs as an Easter gift for his wife, the Empress Marie. • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest chocolate Easter egg ever made was unveiled in Italy in 2011 weighing in at 8,968 pounds of dark chocolate and marshmallow. Source: Chiff.com website and Wikipedia.

“When I think back on the memories of Easter, my mind immediately reverts back to the kids. Every year my family gets together for Easter dinner at my in-laws in Princeton. The kids are always running all over the house, and the grown-ups are stashing eggs for the egg hunt. It’s always a great time watching the kids run around and find the eggs, while we enjoy the first warm days of spring weather.” Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson

“My best Easter memories are from my kids doing their Easter egg hunt at their grandparents’ house.” Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle

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Heavenly Deviled Eggs By Recipe Columnist Judy Dyke We’ve all made deviled eggs for that potluck dinner at church, the family gathering and of course, Easter dinner. While we all have our own recipes for these family/friend favorites, I thought I would offer a new hint that will really spruce up your deviled eggs and have guests wondering why yours taste so much better than theirs do. I don’t have exact measurements for these deviled eggs, but you can adjust them to your taste.

Heavenly Deviled Eggs 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled Miracle Whip — you can also use mayonnaise, if you prefer, a squirt of yellow mustard 2 or 3 good-sized, heaping tablespoons of whipped cream cheese Salt and pepper to taste. Cut eggs in half and scoop out yolks in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, so no lumps appear. Pipe or spoon yolks into the egg white halves. Garnish with paprika or sliced olives or a tiny slice of a sweet gherkin. That whipped cream cheese makes all the difference. Place on your Easter table and wait for the compliments!


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