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Teenagers, sex and pregnancy What do two Princeton High School teens think? By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — Though the numbers of teen girls having babies may be decreasing, it doesn’t mean fewer teens are having sex, according to two Princeton High School teens.

According to the 2014 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps data recently released, Bureau County had an average of 29 teen pregnancies per 1,000 females ages 15-19 during the 2012-14 years, compared to an average of 33 teen pregnancies per 1,000 females ages 15-19 in the 2010 year data infor-

mation. The data for this measure came from the National Center for Health Statistics. As part of President Barack Obama’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI), the Center For Disease Control is partnering with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health to reduce teenage

pregnancy and address disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates. The month of May has been designated National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. In a recent interview at Princeton High School, two teens talked about the peer pressure teens face to have sex, how parents come into play in the sex discussion, and what they see as the possible reasons behind

the statistics showing fewer teenage girls giving birth. The peer pressure to have sex is higher than the pressure to drink or do drugs, one teen said. Some girls aren’t confident enough in themselves to make up their own minds about what they want for themselves. Some girls are looking for a father-figure, someone to love them, but they are looking in the

wrong places. Unfortunately some guys will say whatever they have to say to get what they want, or they will take advantage of others at parties. As far as their opinions as to why teen pregnancy rates are declining, the girls agreed better education has shown kids about their options.

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Princeton updates City manager talks about ongoing projects By Donna Barker

Ben Rapp, a Bureau County farmer who resides in Princeton, refills the corn seed in his planter before heading back to the field. With warmer, dryer weather this week, many farmers have rushed the fields in a hurry to get their crops planted. Rapp also represents a younger generation farmer who has come back after school to help maintain the family farm operation.

PRINCETON — Princeton’s new water treatment plant, needed street repairs and planned infrastructure work in the Bailey Subdivision were among the projects reviewed by Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson at Monday’s Princeton City Council meeting. Referring to a memo by Superintendent of Water Mike Eggers, Clawson said there are still some small software adjustments to be made at the new water treatment plant, located in the city’s technology park on the northeast edge of town. However, city residents have been drinking water from the new plant since late February, though the water is still being blended with water from the existing old water treatment plant, located at 3 N. Main St. The game plan is to have the old plant closed and the new plant permanently live by mid-June, Clawson said. A preliminary list of needed street repair projects is being completed by him and Street Superintendent Steve Wright, Clawson said. The projects will be paid through Motor Fuel Tax funds and will include work like patching, asphalt improvements and seal coating. The preliminary list will have to approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation before the city can move forward with the work.

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2012 Census of Agriculture released Data shows more young people choosing farming as full-time job By Goldie Currie

PRINCETON — The 2012 Census of Agriculture is revealing new trends in farming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final Census data and reported record sales moderated by rising expenses; agriculture becoming increasingly diverse; and farming and marketing practices changing. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a statement with the data, saying it illustrates the power of USDA efforts to grow the economy and strengthen infrastructure in rural America.

“The Census shows the potential for continued growth in the bioeconomy, organics and local and regional food systems. USDA will continue to focus on innovative, creative policies that give farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs the tools they need to attract a bright and diverse body of talent to rural America.” An interesting highlight from the Census data shows that 22 percent of all farmers were beginning farmers in 2012, which means one out of every five farmers operated a farm for less than 10 years. Young, beginning principal operators who reported their primary occupation as farming increased from 36,396 to 40,499 between 2007 and 2012. That’s an 11.3 percent increase in the number of young people selecting agriculture as a full-time job.

Evan Hultine, a fourth-generation farmer from Princeton, talked about the reasons and opportunities that have attracted more youth to the agriculture field. Hultine represents just one of the many young farmers in the Bureau County area. He serves as District 2 Director of the Bureau County Farm Board and also represents District 4 on the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee. According to Hultine, one factor behind what’s attracting the younger generation is the growing trend of the local food movement. “Looking at the movement, a big driving force is people are now getting more comfortable in wanting to know where their food comes from and wanting to know the person

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Princeton farmer Ben Rapp is no stranger to farm work, having grown up in the business his entire life. As he plants this year’s crop, Rapp is one of several other young farmers who are returning to the family farm for a variety of reasons.

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who raises the food,” he said. “There’s more and more people, even the suburban younger generation, who are more interested in planting two or three acres and becoming more familiar with local food production.” Another big factor can be linked to what Hultine calls the “Big Ag Boom.” He said in the last few years, profits in farming have dramatically increased, and it has allowed family farms to be more competitive and expand their operations. “This has allowed opportunities to bring kids back to the farm, when that opportunity wasn’t there five to eight years ago,” he said. What’s driving those profits? According to Hultine, it comes from a variety of things — change in weather climate, point-

“There’s more and more people, even the suburban younger generation, who are more interested in planting two or three acres and becoming more familiar with local food production.” Evan Hultine ing out the 2012 drought; more exports to China; and the demand for ethanol production. “The per-acre profitability has really increased in the last few years. Instead of going by the normal cash flow, farmers have more income, which allows for their kids to come home and help build the farm,” he said. Hultine said he grew up and watched his dad farm in the ‘80s when things weren’t as profitable in the farming business. His dad

was forced to work a fulltime job on top of keeping up with the farm operation. Hultine said he grew up knowing he wanted to keep the family farm going. He went to school at the University of Illinois and earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. He said the plan was to go to school and come back business-ready to take over the operation when his dad was ready to retire. Comment on this story at

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Other highlights of the 2012 Census of Agriculture data • 969,672 farm operators were female — 30 percent of all farm operators in the United States. • The number of farms ran by Latino farmers increased from 82,462 in 2007 to 99,734 in 2012. That 21 percent increase reflects the changing face of America as a whole. • 70 percent of all farms in the United States had Internet access in 2012, up from 56.5 percent in 2007, but there is more work to be done to expand Internet access in rural America. • Farmers and ranchers continue to lead the charge toward a more sustainable energy future: 57,299 farms reported using a renewable energy producing system in 2012. That’s more than double the 23,451 operations that reported the same in 2007. Solar panels accounted for 63 percent of renewable energy producing systems on farms, with 36,331 farms reporting their use. • Nearly 150,000 farmers and ranchers nationwide are selling their products directly to consumers, and 50,000 are selling to local retailers. Industry estimates valued local food sales at $7 billion in 2011, reflecting the growing importance of this new market to farm and ranch businesses. • Total organic product sales by farms have increased by 82 percent since 2007, from $1.76 billion in 2007 to $3.1 billion in 2012. Organic products were a $35 billion industry in the U.S. in 2013. • In Illinois, land in farming expanded by more than 162,000 acres between 2007 and 2012. In just three years from 2007 to 2010 as tracked by the National Resources Inventory, development claimed more than 56,000 acres of the state’s rural land base of which 60 percent was covered by prime soils. Source: 2012 Census data released by the USDA.


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Post offices, carriers plan food drive By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The Princeton Post Office is joining post offices around Bureau County, the state and country in collecting items for Saturday’s annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. On Wednesday, Princeton Post Master Shannon Mattingly said Saturday’s 22nd annual Stamp Out Hunger drive is a joint effort between the U.S. Postal Service, the National Association of Letter Carriers, which handles urban delivery, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and the Campbell Soup company. For the city of Princeton, Shannon said a collection box has already been placed in the lobby of the post office, so people can drop off items early if they want. Needed things include any nonperishable food items, as well as paper products and other things like baby wipes and cleaning items, needed by a family, she said. As far as Saturday’s collection in Princeton, the city carriers will be assisted in the collection by herself and several off-duty postal workers, who are volunteering their time to help, as well as family members and other volunteers, Mattingly said.

The goal is to have the collections completed by noon, so the carriers and volunteers can take all the items to the post office, sort them, and then deliver them to the Bureau County Food Pantry in Princeton, Mattingly said. Princeton Rural Carrier Dave Mead said he will be helping with Saturday’s food drive. In town, people are encouraged to bring their items to the curb or sidewalk to help with the collection. People on rural routes can leave their donations by the side of their mailboxes or even inside their mailboxes, he said. Looking ahead to Saturday’s “Stamp Out Hunger” collection, Mead said this is the time of the year when people get busy with their activities and they don’t always think about other people in their communities being hungry. People think about donating to their food pantries during the holidays, but not so much during the summer months. Hopefully, the items collected this Saturday will help carry people through the summer months, he said. Nationwide, the 2013 Stamp Out Hunger drive brought in 74.4 million pounds of items, which drove the grand total to nearly 1.3 billion pounds during the drive’s history. Comment on this story at

Princeton Community Band prepares for 10th season PRINCETON — The Princeton Community Band will begin its 10th season with its first rehearsal from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Logan Junior High School in Princeton. Rehearsals will continue each Thursday through July 24. The Princeton Community Band is open to anyone in Princeton and the surrounding areas who is high school age or older. Members must have instrumental music experience and should have their own instrument. High school students can

receive community service hours for rehearsals and performances. Interested musicians may join the band by coming to the first rehearsal. Music may be taken home to practice but must be returned for rehearsals and concerts. There are six concerts this season. All concerts will begin at 6 p.m. in Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton. Concerts will be held on June 1, June 15, June 29, July 6, July 20 and July 27. The band is under the direction of Jim Jones.

Correction The last concert for the Princeton Community Band was incorrect in Saturday’s BCR. The final concert will be on July 27. The BCR regrets the error.

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St. Bede Academy’s Top 10 The St. Bede Academy administration has announced the Top 10 academic seniors as follows (front row, from left) Christine Daley, Kaitlin Pisarczyk and Jia Zhuang; and (back row) Erin Line, Christopher Sampson, Min Gyun Hwang, valedictorian Michael Bellino, Laura Sickley, salutatorian Sophie Carus and Joseph Jagiella.

Zearing Park pier still unsafe Park district completes new card system By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The fishing pier at Zearing Park remains closed for public use. At Monday’s meeting of the Princeton Park District, Executive Director Elaine Russell said the park district has not yet heard back from engineer Kevin Heitz with Chamlin & Associates to see if he has been able to schedule an appointment with the contractor of the pier to see what should be done about repairing the damage that occurred during the winter. As reported earlier in the Bureau County Republican, Superintendent of Parks Keith Scherer said the cement bases under the ramp leading to the fishing dock are “heaving up” at different levels. The heaving has essentially twisted the ramp, pulling at all its seams and joints. Much of this is due to freezing and thawing throughout the winter months, Scherer said. On Tuesday, Russell said the chain remains on the fishing pier ramp, which should serve as yet another reminder for people to stay off the area as it is certainly a tripping hazard. However, people can still fish from the

“As hard as we tried, many of our members were unable to provide a positive finger scan. Because of this, we would either have to enter them manually or our records would be inaccurate.” Elaine Russell banks of the pond, she said. Referring to other business at Monday’s meeting, Russell said the transition into the membership key card system has gone smoothly. Upon entering Metro Center, patrons have to do nothing but give their name and pick up their new key cards when they leave. Best of all, the new card process took place only one time, and the patrons were good to go, she said. The new card system replaces the fingerprint scanning system previously used.

“As hard as we tried, many of our members were unable to provide a positive finger scan. Because of this, we would either have to enter them manually or our records would be inaccurate. One of the main uses of our system is to keep track of usage and time of usage,” Russell said. In other business, the park district agreed at Monday’s meeting to pay its portion of the abated taxes for utility installation in Bailey Subdivision in the amount of $3,732 for 2009 and $5,923 for 2010. The city is

still determining the park district amounts for 2011 and 2012. This payment is made directly to the city, as the city paid the residents in the subdivision the abated amount in full, she said. Russell also referred Tuesday to the recent meeting of the Illinois Association of Park Boards in Springfield, during which Princeton Park District staff and board members met with State Sen. Darin LaHood and State Rep. Don Moffitt. “Due to all of the demands of our State Sen. Darin LaHood and State Rep. Don Moffitt, the Princeton Park District Board and staff are always honored when they choose to spend time with us. And it is a choice,” Russell said. “They have hundreds of requests in any given week to appear at an event; to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner with groups; or to speak at engagements. Accepting offers to appear with the Princeton Park District are very special and always appreciated times.” Comment on this story at

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Water project complete in Sheffield By Andrew Fisher

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Village Board was brought up to date on the Community Development Assistance Program at Monday night’s meeting. Shug Grosenbach of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments informed the board the public infrastructure project was complete. The project resulted in water main improvements in the northern part of the village and the replacement of two sewer lift stations. The total cost of the project was $481,312, of which the village contributed $131,312. The remainder of the funds associated with the pro-

gram was provided through a grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Thanks to the completion of the project, village Mayor Bill Rosenow said the community now has complete water circulation, better sewage flow and no dead end water or sewer lines. The end result is the village water supply to villagers will be fresher and kept in circulation. The village board thanked NCICG for its assistance in the project. In other village board news: • Engineer Mike Richetta of Chamlin Associates, Peru, recommended that following a survey of streets, the village should approve a resolution to expend motor

fuel monies for paving projects. With the resolution passed, the village will be in a position to solicit bids. The paving will consist of seal coat maintenance to selected streets. • The Playground Project in Veteran’s School Park is complete except for the placement of the monkey bars. The board agreed to place the monkey bars near the merry-go-round. Rosenow thanked everyone who donated time and money to put up the new playground. • The village still wants to finalize the plans for the proposed fixed outdoor restroom structure in Veteran’s School Park. Rosenow has spoken with Walnut Homes about regulations for the construction of the structure. He will have details at

the next village board meeting. • The village that it was grateful the property on Park Street has been cleaned up somewhat, but the property is still not up to ordinance standards. • An Ordinance Committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The committee will review existing ordinances and propose possible new ones. • The village received a zoning alteration request for changes to an existing chain link fence at 539 S. Church St. The owner of the property wants to install to a 4-foot high fence. The village had no objections. The next board meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 19. Comment on this story at

Walnut reports successful Take Back Day By Nita Wyatt

WALNUT — The drug Take Back Day was a success, according to Walnut Police Chief Tom Ptasnik. At this week’s Walnut Village Board meeting, Ptasnik reported the success of his department’s second drug Take Back Day held April 26. Ptasnik was very pleased with the amount of prescription and over-thecounter medications that were turned in to be disposed of. Ptasnik reported the oneday event took in 16 pounds of pills ranging from liquid morphine to non-prescription suffedrine. These pills will be turned over to the Illinois Drug Enforcement Agency (IDEA) which is responsible for disposal. Ptasnik also stated that

Teens From Page 1 Also, television shows, like “Teen Mom” don’t glamorize teen pregnancies but show the things that teens can’t do when a baby comes into the picture. At the end of every episode, the show talks about teens needing to talk with their parents about sex and about birth control. Pregnancy rates and teen births may also be down because a lot of teen girls are taking birth control pills to help with their menstrual cycles, and therefore the dangers of getting pregnant decreases, the girls said. Also, it seems like more par-

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Concerning the Bailey Subdivision, Clawson said approximately 80 percent of the residents in the subdivision attended a special meeting last week with the council to hear an update on planned water main and wastewater upgrades for the subdivision. Engineering work should be completed in coming weeks. An email site has been established with those residents to keep them informed of the prog-

if a community member missed the drug Take Back Day, the resident can turn in the drugs to him, and he will take them to the Princeton Police Department. That department is the local pick up location for the IDEA. In other police business, Ptasnik presented to the board a resolution he had received from the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS). This resolution, if accepted by the board, would allow for the Walnut community to receive assistance during times of emergency. By being a part of this system, Walnut could receive aid and also could be asked to provide equipment or personnel to other Illinois communities facing emergency situations. The resolution further allows for reimbursement to the town if their personnel or equip-

ment are used. The resolution passed unanimously. In other village business, Superintendent Carl Minks said a decision has been reached on how to deal with the sewer line problem his department has been dealing with on Meltzer Street. Minks has had a camera dropped down in the line and because of extensive tree root infiltration into the clay line, it has been determined a new line using plastic piping will be laid in the problem area. This will need to be done by an outside contractor as the line has to be laid using laser equipment to get the proper drainage drop. Minks is hopeful this new line will be completed in the coming months. For now, his department has the line working, but it is only a temporary fix to the continuing problem.

ents of boys are getting condoms for their sons. The PHS girls did not think pregnancy/birth rates were down because more girls were having abortions. A lot of kids are completely against abortion because they’ve learned what the baby looks like at the various stages of pregnancy. They’ve also learned that there’s a lot of people who can’t have children and would love to adopt the child. Maybe if it’s a case of rape, then abortion could be a consideration, one girl said. Kids may be more sexually active, but they are hopefully taking better protection, the teens agreed. In their opinion, the best

thing parents can do to help their kids through this time is to talk to their kids, and to talk to them a lot about the consequences of becoming sexually active, especially with unprotected sex. Parents need to pay more attention to their teen and their opinions. Some parents don’t realize all the pressure and stress which their children are under, they said. As far as younger students, the girls said their advice for them is to talk to someone they trust; to do what they think is right for themselves; and to know the consequences of their choices. Comment on this story at

ress. As reported earlier in the Bureau County Republican, the city annexed the Bailey Subdivision property into the city limits about five years ago with the understanding the city would extend benefits to the subdivision within a five-year period. The needed work should be completed by late fall/winter of 2014. In other business at Monday’s meeting, the council unanimously approved the reappointment of Terry Himes to the Princeton

Police and Fire Board, with his term to expire Aug. 1, 2016, and the reappointment of Gary Bruce to the Perry Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, with his term to expire April 30, 2019. Mayor Keith Cain said he still has another opening on the hospital board, following the retirement of Roger McCabe from the board. Persons interested in serving on the board should contact him or Clawson at City Hall. Comment on this story at

Finance Committee Chairman Lee Sarver reported the village has received the First Quarter 2014 payment from Mediacom in the amount of $1,900. Sarver also scheduled a meeting of the Finance Committee for 7 p.m. May 14 at the Village Hall. A meeting of the Streets and Alleys Committee is scheduled for 5 p.m. May 15, and a meeting of the Local Improvement Committee will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Village Hall. Comment on this story at

SV Police conduct checks on tobacco retailers Three individuals cited for sale of tobacco to minors SPRING VALLEY — Following Spring Valley Police Department’s compliance checks on all tobacco retailers in the community, three retailers were found to be in violation of the law by selling tobacco to a minor on May 2. The retailers included Spring Valley BP Amoco, Spring Valley Shell and Happy’s Super Service. Pinalkuma N. Patel, 42, of Spring Valley; Sara Kitterman, 25, of Bureau and Jody M. Olsen, 33,

of Spring Valley were all cited for the sale of tobacco to a minor. They were all released on a notice to appear. The compliance checks are performed to determine the sale of tobacco to determine if local retailers are complying with state minimum-age tobacco laws, which prohibit the sale of tobacco to persons under the age of 18. The compliance checks are conducted with help from a grant awarded by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s “Kids Can’t Buy ‘Em Here” Tobacco Enforcement Program.

Dalzell School Board meeting DALZELL — Dalzell Grade School Board will hold its board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Dalzell Fire Station to discuss the educational and financial challenges facing Dalzell Grade School

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Teens shoot cars, then crash in Lee County By David Giuliani Shaw Media Service

ASHTON – Three boys threw things off an Interstate 88 overpass and shot cars with a BB gun over the weekend, then shone a bright light into the eyes of drivers, authorities said. The boys ended up in a ditch. About 4 a.m. Sunday, Lee County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Brooklyn Road overpass, where they found the three teenagers crashed in a nearby ditch. The car was seized. “They crashed as they were leaving the area and went into a ditch,” Sheriff John Varga said Monday. “I don’t know if they saw

the deputies or not before leaving.” One of the teens suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to Rochelle Community Hospital, where he was treated and released, Varga said. The boys were charged with attempted vehicle endangerment. The driver was cited for not having a valid driver’s license, failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision, failing to secure a passenger between the ages of 8 and 18 in a safety restraint, failing to report a vehicle collision, and leaving the scene of an injury accident. The teens were released to their parents, according to a news release.

Hampton pleads guilty to forgery PRINCETON — A LaMoille woman has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of forgery. Abigail Hampton, 26, entered her guilty plea on April 29 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. In addition to serving two and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, Hampton was also ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $477 and to make restitution in the amount of $200

within six months of her release from prison. She was given credit for time served in custody from March 15 through April 28. On Sept. 3, 2013, Hampton entered the residence of a 73-yearold acquaintance, and while in the house, stole two checks from his checkbook. She wrote her name and an amount of $100 on one of the checks, endorsed the back of the check, and cashed it at a local bank, thus committing a forgery. At no time did she have the authority of the account holder.

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LASALLE — Max E. Castner, 96, of LaSalle passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Princeton to Rueben and Hazel (Strong) Johnson and later adopted by his aunt and uncle, Frank and Jennie Castner. He married Janet Wickey Castner on May 12, 1946. She preceded him in death. Max was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Princeton, where he was actively involved on the church Max Castner council and council president. He was an avid golfer and loved to play pitch. He was a member of the Board of Education of Princeton High School and served as board president for several years. Max enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941 and was a captain that flew 17 bombing missions as the co-pilot of a B24. On April 8, 1944, their plane was shot down and he was a POW in Stalag Luft I for 13 months. Upon his return from the war, Max and his brother, Gail, ran the airport that was located at City County Park. He ran Castner Steel Buildings until his retirement. He was also on the Township Board for 32 years. Max is survived by three children, Jonathon (Cathy) Castner of St. Louis, Mo., and David (Pam) Castner and Linda (Jeff) Berry, both of Princeton. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Christopher Castner and Amy (Dave) Whisler, both of Florida, Michael (Tara) Robinson of Princeton, Kyle (Allison) Castner of Champaign and Sean Castner of Chicago; and five great-grandchildren, Nicole and Molly Whisler of Florida, Chase Castner of Champaign, and Aiden and Liam Robinson of Princeton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; his parents; and one brother, Gail M. Castner. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Princeton with Pastor Scott Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Princeton. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Memorials may be directed to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church or Gateway Services. Online condolences may be submitted at www.

PRINCETON — Shirley Mae Johnson, 87, of Princeton passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 17, 1926, in Chicago to Leroy Harold McNitt and Myrtle Sweeney. She graduated from Hirsch High School in Chicago and attended two years of college. She was an account specialist at Leo Burnett Advertising Agency, retiring after 25 years. She was the president of Junior Women’s Club in Country Club Hills. Shirley was an avid golfer, but also loved gardening and landscaping. She was particularly fond of flowers specializing in Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangements. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Terry) Blitsch of Princeton and Susan Johnson; four granddaughters; one grandson; two great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Harold McNitt; her mother, Myrtle Francis Sweeney; her husband, Douglas Lee Johnson; a sister, Marilyn Williams; and a brother, Leroy H McNitt Jr. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton, with the Rev. Derek C. Boggs officiating. Inurnment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens, Oak Lawn, at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Cremation rites have been accorded through the Norberg Memorial Home of Princeton. Online condolences may be left at

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Nelson sentenced for residential burglary PRINCETON — A LaSalle man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 1 felony of residential burglary. Joshua E. Nelson, 20, entered his guilty plea on April 29 before Associate Circuit Judge C. J. Hollerich for entering a residence with the intent to commit a theft therein. Nelson was given credit for time served from his arrest on Dec. 26, 2013, through April 28. He was also ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $727 within one year of his release from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Nelson was represented in court by Chicago attorney Kevin Bolger. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann. On Dec. 20, 2013, the Spring Valley Police Department responded to a 22-year-old male stating he had been shot with a handgun. Eventually, the victim told police he was involved in a marijuana

purchase at his Spring Valley residence. He stated that while he was inside the residence, two individuals, whom he was with previously, had entered forcefully and brandished weapons. He stated there was an ensuing struggle and he

was shot superficially in the arm and in his lower side. He received medical treatment for his injuries and was released from the hospital later that morning. On Dec. 20, 2013, the charge of home invasion, a Class X felony, was

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filed against Nelson and a warrant for his arrest was issued. Nelson was arrested Dec. 26, 2013, in Cook County. This is Nelson’s first adult offense. The other intruder into the residence remains unknown at this time.

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PRINCETON — Adele Mae Durbin, 74, of Princeton passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. Born Oct. 1, 1939, in Paterson, N.J., to Roy and Violet (Whitmore) Biggs, she married Walter Durbin in October of 1977 in Tiskilwa. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the New Hope Church of the Nazarene and had volunteered with the Girl Scouts. Surviving are her children, Jeffrey Madsen of Wyanet, Frank (Doris) Madsen of Princeton, Thomas (Chris) Madsen of Princeton, Anna (Matthew) Noll of Princeton and Raymond (Shellie) Madsen of Mark; one stepson, William Durbin; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her special friend, Tammy Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, in the New Hope Church of the Nazarene, Princeton, with the Rev. Laura Tanner and the Rev. Rhonda Hollars officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Bureau. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 8, at the church and also from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday, May 9, at the church. Memorials may be directed to her family. The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements.

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Getting to know Mom With Mother’s Day just days away, I’ve been thinking about how I really didn’t know my mom very well. I knew about what she did, as a mom, but not so much what she felt, as a woman. I knew my mom made wonderful meatloaf, created pie crusts from scratch and tore up loaves of bread COMMENTARY for her homemade dressing at holidays. She knew how to do the cold water test to see if the fudge had cooked long enough to set up firmly, but not too firm. She hid medicine in pieces of fudge to get us kids to take our pills when we were sick. With six kids, she had mountains of laundry to do, which she did without any help from me. So yes, I knew firsthand about her house cleaning and cooking and mothering skills, but I don’t know that I ever learned about my mom’s dreams, her disappointments, her life outside of me and my siblings. And that has been my loss. My mom has been gone for 22 years. On Sunday, I came across an advertisement/ questionnaire by the Dove chocolate company on daring to discover your mom as she really is, beyond what she does as a mom. It’s sort of like the First Person interviews we do at the Bureau County Republican. As I read the suggested questions, I couldn’t help but think how much fun it would be to have the opportunity to ask my mom those questions today. • “What is usually your first thought when you wake up each day?” • “What is usually your last thought before you go to sleep?” • “Tell me something you want to do in the next five years?” • “Describe a time you got into trouble?” • “What is the nicest thing anyone has done for you?” • “How am I like you?” • “How am I different than you?” When I finished reading those questions, my mind kept going to other things I would like to know from my mom ... What made you laugh the hardest? How did you keep going when you were dead tired? What things did you forget to tell me? So in the coming days, I encourage Dads and kids to take advantage of this Mother’s Day and just have fun with the holiday. Let Mom, or your mom role models, be the center of attention for a while. Interview her. Let her shine as an individual, apart from how she shines as a mom. Let the kids discover the woman they call Mom, rather than just how good she cooks and cleans the house, even what jobs she may have outside the home. Though I may not be able to ask my own mom those questions, I have decided I will answer those questions myself for my daughters. And I will ask the same questions of them in return. With a little effort, this could be a Mother’s Day to remember. BCR Senior Staff Writer Donna Barker can be reached at

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Considerations by Nedda Celebrating Mother’s Day is fun, and some of you are lucky enough to have your moms with you still. Several years ago, I gave a seminar on mothers and their relationship with their children, especially their daughters. However, this works just fine with sons as well. I made the suggestion to do a little research on their mothers, by interviewing them and others in their world who knew them growing up. You can do this if she is gone or if you were raised by another woman, so it works for both. Of course always be respectful of others privacy and boundaries. Do no harm.  Let’s find out who she is as a woman. Instead of seeing this woman as our mother, of whom we require and need so much. This means finding out where she grew up, and who really raised her. Research her maternal and paternal grandparents and their influence on her thinking. What part did education play in this family? Others’

Nedda Simon COMMENTARY philosophies and values helped shaped her sense of self. Ask about meal time and the family friends and activities. Friends who knew her growing up can help with her dreams and ambitions. What were mother and grandmother like and see what you can find out about their background. They were quite an influence. It is important to call her by her first name during this exercise because it draws you away from seeing her as your mother and your needs. You don’t have to when you are with her, of course. The end result is to find out what this wondrous woman dreamed, endured, triumphed over and how these made her who she is. We learn that she is a whole per-

son, not there just for us. We can lose a lot of blame, ridicule and negative feelings about some things if we realize her history before we were even on the scene. How special we think we are! But maturity comes when we see our parents as persons with histories and stories. Some of us don’t have our mothers anymore, but we can still do a lot to understand them better. It helps us to correct things we were judgmental about and reinforce the great things this person taught us along the way. Some of it was so subtle, we barely noticed, but now we know what an influence this person had on us. We can help the next generation understand more as well. A few questions can teach us a lot about the person who gave us life. Have fun, and don’t forget to be kind. Nedda Simon of rural Princeton can be reached at neddasimon@

Letters THETO Editor Don’t be duped To the Editor, Spring is in the air as is the smell of fresh turned soil as farmers rush to plant seeds. Clean Line Energy Partners LLC (CLEP) is aware that farmers, one of their major opposition groups, are very busy, so it isn’t surprising CLEP has chosen this time to launch a propaganda campaign targeted at getting Chicago’s support for CLEP’s two long haul DC transmission line projects proposed to impose upon Illinoisans. CLEP, a private group of investors, is trying to make money off the backs of citizens. CLEP is not part of the existing electricity grid and wants to put up their transmission lines without consideration of regional planning or the existing infrastructure. They propose to bring wind generated electricity across Illinois citizens’ heads and prime farmland in an effort to make money by selling “clean” electricity to the East Coast states. CLEP claims the source of the electricity will be wind farms not yet built in states further west. This would put the electricity directly in competition with the excess electricity produced in Illinois that’s exported out of state. Recently CLEP

launched a propaganda campaign in Chicago claiming they will reduce electricity rates for Chicago residents. This is absurd. The PJM Grid they hope to acquire room on supplies less than 8 percent of Illinois electricity, and the consumer savings are widely disputed by the Illinois Commerce Commission staff. The ICC is scrutinizing CLEP and noted a flawed business plan that is aspirational at best. Testimony given under oath at the ICC hearings shows CLEP has less than 2 percent of the financing needed to build the projects, yet CLEP is producing slick, buzz-word filled sales pitches. Illinois Farm Bureau, Commonwealth Edison and Illinois Landowners Alliance have all presented strong cases against allowing CLEP to use eminent domain to push their shady, poorly-planned projects though the state. Illinois does not need this electricity nor will consumers benefit from being under the lines. No environmental impact studies have been done, and this proposed plan is not the lowest cost or best solution. Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas are also fighting to keep CLEP projects out of their states. Winters, of the UKbased company National

Grid, testified his foreign company has an option to buy any of the CLEP projects even preconstruction of the lines. Apparently CLEP is a shell company for acquiring valuable easements across multiple states using the buzz words, “Clean Energy.” Two hundred-feedwide easements owned for perpetuity would be a highly sought after commodity. Consumers beware! To see ICC comments, court transcripts, and closing testimony go to Illinois Commerce Commission docket No. 12-0560. Susan Sack Mendota

Wind energy hurts more than it helps To the Editor, Wind is inefficient, ineffective and very expensive. The current administration in Washington has sold our country a bill of goods when it claims wind is environmentally friendly and will reduce carbon emissions. The concrete alone used for each turbine spews more carbon into the environment than the turbine can ever reduce in its lifetime. Millions of birds are killed daily by the blades; bats implode when near the turbines; and other wildlife vacate the area

as soon as the blades are turned on. However, the most destructive aspect of the turbines is their effect on humans. County boards and landowners (many of whom do not live on their land) cannot resist the money promised regardless of the havoc they are reaping on their non-participating constituents and neighbors who live with these monsters 1,000-1,500 feet from the foundation of their homes. Unable to sell their homes, many have abandoned them because of the numerous health issues they and their families are experiencing. The Informed Farmers Coalition (IFC), a group of landowners and citizens in Lee, Bureau and Whiteside counties, is working to spread awareness about wind turbine project development and the adverse effects it may have on these communities. The group is hoping to raise awareness about the Green River and Walnut Ridge turbine projects owned by Geronimo Energy. Geronimo is currently contacting area farmers to sign new contracts with the company. IFC wants to make sure all area farmers understand the facts concerning wind farm development. Ann G. Ihrke Buckley

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Wedding Aisle – Area couples share their engagement and weddings announcements. See Page 8.

Community — St. Patrick’s Arlington, St. Thomas More and Holy Trinity to hold baby item collection. See Page 8.

Community Notes

Health department holds kick-off event WYANET — The Bureau and Putnam County Health Department recently held a C.A.T.C.H. (Coordinated Approach to Children’s Health) kick-off event for the elementary and junior high students at Bureau Valley schools. The C.A.T.C.H. curriculum is an evidence-based program that promotes very upbeat and fun ways to increase healthy eating and physical activity at schools. Through the program, health educators teach children to label foods as “GO, SLOW and WHOA” foods and encourage students to eat fiveplus servings of GO foods

(fruits and vegetables) a day. SLOW foods (foods that are higher in fat, added sugar and calories) should be eaten less often and WHOA foods (foods high in calories, sugars and fat) should only be eaten once in a while. Students also participated in physical activities which provided them an opportunity to move and exercise. For more information on the C.A.T.C.H. curriculum, trainings and adopting the C.A.T.C.H. curriculum into your school, contact Becky Piano, health educator, at 815-872-5091 or at bpiano@bchealthdepartment. org.

Election of officers PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary 125 of Princeton will conduct its annual nominations and election of officers for the 2014-15 on May 14 during the regular business meeting that begins at 10 a.m. Nominations will be from the floor and elections completed unless there is more than two nominees for one or more office. If that occurs, the Unit will then go the June meeting for a paper ballot vote to elect the officer(s) for president, vice president, treasurer, historian and sergeant at arms. No proxy voting is allowed. For more information, call Carol Allicks at 815-8727891 in the evenings.

Donations wanted PRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group of Post 125 is preparing for “More on 34” rummage sales in June and will accept good, clean working donations from now until day before the sales. To make a donation, call Brad at 815-866-9349 and leave your name and phone number. The group will offer items from the basement to the attic and in between. Friday sales will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday sales will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday will be “Bag Day.”

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Bureau Valley students (front row, from left) Logan Philhower, Emiley Stephenson, Carly Wiggim and Ashlyn Maupin are pictured with (back) Ben Fogle and Becky Piano during a C.A.T.C.H. kick-off event.

Bradford schools holds art show BRADFORD — The Bradford Community Unit School District 1 held a student art show on April 1. Kylie Stabler won the best of show for the grade school and Jessica Wright won the best of show for the junior high. The kindergarten winners are Rose Krider, first place; Riggen Shafer, second place and Sophia McFadden, third place. The first-grade winners are Tristan Porter, first place; Hailey Peterson, second place; and Kaden Rasmussen, third place. The second-grade winners are C.J. Bailey, first place, Gage Winter, second place; and Lily TerBush, third place. The third-grade winners are Ian Morman, first place; Miranda Hoffman, second place; and Trinity

Beekeepers meeting OTTAWA — The Illinois Valley Beekeepers Association will hold its meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Ottawa. May’s program will be for new and established beekeepers. Topics to be discussed are how to set up a hive, how to deed the bees this spring, summer bee conference at Illinois Valley Community College and alternative use of bees. For reasonable accommodation to participate, call 815-433-0707 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Happy birthday today, Thursday, to Trudi Buckman. Hope you have a great day! • Happy 71st wedding anniversary today, Thursday, to Blake and Eunice Morris of Dover. From Jerry and Joyce. • Happy 71st anniversary to Blake and Eunice Morris. Love, Aggie.

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Durbin, third place. The fourth-grade winners are Sydney Goard, first place; Naomi Crain, second place; and Meranda Schaffer, third place. The fifth-grade winners are Jacob Bickett, first place; Whitney Schupp, second place; and Natalie Wall, third place. The sixth-grade winners are Annabelle Young, first

place; Jordan Holmberg, second place; and McKenzie Coleman, third place. The seventh-grade winners are Abby Stotler, first place; McKenna Birkett, second place; and Chase Stahl, third place. The eighth-grade winners are Michael Perez, first place; Devon Kenny, second place; and Delaney Johnston, third place.

Children’s theater workshop at Stage 212 LASALLE — Stage 212 in LaSalle is offering a summer workshop June 16-20 for students entering grades 2-8. Under the guidance of instructor Phil Grant, students will have the opportunity to dabble in many creative

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Religion Briefs Tiskilwa Community vacation Bible school planned

Melissa Jarka of Princeton and Jesse Risatti of Princeton are announcing their engagement. He is the son of Kevin and Christine Risatti of Buda. The bride-elect is a graduate of Sweetwater High School in Sweetwater, Tenn. She is self-employed. Her fiancé was homeschooled. He is a manager at McDonalds. The couple will be married Aug. 8 in Princeton.

TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Community vacation Bible school will be held June 16-19. The sessions will run from 6 to 8 p.m. All Tiskilwa churches are involved. All children from age 4 to eighth grade are invited to join. To enroll a child, call Sherrie at 815-646-4156.

Melissa Jarka and Jesse Risatti

Filipino Mass CHERRY — Holy Trinity Cherry will hold a Filipino style Mass at 3:30 p.m. May 18. Father Anthony Bernas of St. Joseph’s Parish in Rock Island, originally from Capiz Arch Diocese in the Philippines, will be delivering the Mass. There will be a choir made up of those with Filipino descent to perform during the Mass. The Mass will be broadcast live on A luncheon will follow. For more information, contact Bridgett Potthoff at 815-228-3387 or, Thess Griengo Hewitt at 415-358-3519 or thess39@ or Malou Perra at 916-478-1248 or

Baby items collection St. Patrick’s Arlington, St. Thomas More and Holy Trinity will hold their second annual baby item collection to benefit the Hall Food Pantry May 10-25. Items needed include diapers, wipes, shampoo, lotion, dry formula, cereal and baby body wash. Drop off times are from 8 a.m. to noon Sundays at St. Patrick’s, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at St. Thomas More and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday at Holy Trinity Cherry.

White-Noord Amanda White of Malden and David Noord of Malden are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of David and Stacy White of Mansfield. He is the son of Larry and Julie Noord of Prophetstown. The bride-elect graduated from Princeton High School in 2007 and from Illinois State University in 2011. She is a preschool teacher for Princeton Elementary School District 115. Her fiancé graduated from Prophetstown High School in 2007, from Black Hawk East in 2009 and from Illinois State Univer-

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Families attend salad buffet Four generations attended the Van Orin Gospel Church’s mother/daughter salad buffet May 4. Pictured are MarvaLou Thiemes (front row, from left), Caitlin Schoenbein, Debra Flanagan (back row) and Jennifer Schoenbein.

Banquet SEATONVILLE — Seatonville Congregational Church Independent will hold a banquet on May 17 for the whole family. The evening will honor mothers and daughters. The potluck meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the church basement. Meat, bread and beverages will be furnished. Attendees are asked to bring side dishes, salads or desserts. A program featuring skits and music presented by the Praise and Shine Quartet of Princeton will be held in the church sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Reservations for dinner can be made by calling the church at 815-894-2697, Photo contributed Mary Michael at 815-875- Members of the Praise and Shine Quartet Vickie Holmes 1697 or Beverly Moore at (seated, from left), Gwen Roseberg, Bev Odell (standing) 815-643-2220 and Marty Kiser will perform at the Seatonville banquet.

Amanda White and David Noord sity in 2011. He is a production tech at Pioneer in Utica. The couple will be married June 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton.

IVCC’s paper receives awards OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s IV Leader, the student newspaper, received 16 awards at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association annual conference on April 4-5. The student newspaper received a second place in the Mike Foster Overall Excellence category as well as in the categories for lay-

out and headlines. Jessie Winchel of LaMoille received third place in editorial. Abbey Bernardini of Spring Valley received third place in feature writing. Newspaper issues from the 2013 calendar year were evaluated by a panel of professional journalists and photographers for the contest.

reports and workshops were held during morning and afternoon Friday and Saturday sessions of the conference. On Friday afternoon, Princeton Chapter Regent and Illinois Constitution Week Chairman Sharon Bittner gave her report on 20132014 activities of her committee and named the top three winners of state awards. Sunday morning was a time of reflection for conference attendees as a memorial/worship service was conducted. Among others remembered dur-

ing memorial time were three members lost by the Princeton chapter during the past year: Vera Burger, Mary Davidson and Mary Olson. At the awards brunch, following memorial time, chapter awards and gifts were given to the junior pages and the state regent’s project, lighting the U.S. flag 24/7 at Starved Rock State Park. Presiding over this 118th Illinois State Conference was DAR State Regent Pamela Peterson Bork of Thawville. Election was held for five state officers.

DAR attends conference Members of the Princeton-Illinois Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, attended the three-day conference of the Illinois State Organization, NSDAR, in Bloomington April 25-27. Members in attendance were Sharon Bittner, Evalynn Blanco, Nancy Gillfillan, Elizabeth Hauger, Beverly Larson, Agnes Ross and Diana Williamson. The DAR Schools luncheon was held on April 25. CEO of the Tamassee DAR School Amy Twitty presented the program. Tamassee, located in South Carolina, is one of five schools and one college supported by the National Society of DAR. Friday evening opened with a concert by the Illinois Army National Guard Band. The speaker was USAF retired Gen. Wilma Vaught. Her topic was “America’s Military Women - A Legacy of Courage, Character and Commitment.” The Youth Day Awards

Luncheon was held on Saturday to honor the finalists of the American History essay contest, the Christopher Columbus essay contest and the Good Citizens state finalists who wrote essays and were chosen on the basis of their school and community activities. Christopher Sampson, winner of the Princeton-Illinois Chapter’s Good Citizen contest and also winner of the District II contest, was present along with his mother and brother and Father Ronald of St. Bede Academy. Nomi-

nated by a DAR chapter, Brian Schmidt, RushvilleIndustry High School, received the award for the Illinois Outstanding History Teacher. The speaker was Illinoisan Matt Kreeb, a former guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose topic was “Guard of Honor.” He talked about the highest standards required of the guards in honoring the highest sacrifice given by the Unknowns and other soldiers and stressed the need for commitment required of all Americans

to safeguard our future. The Saturday evening banquet honored the warriors of the Civil War with the program of “Hoop Skirts and Tea Cups” presented by the Tea Ladies of Bloomington. Some members of the audience, as well as the presenters, were dressed in their Civil War re-enactment hoop skirt clothing and revealed the specific Civil War-era woman they represented. The DAR is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, 18601865. Business sessions,

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Sommer launches moonshine alternative Former resident is brewing company’s CEO and founder By Lyle Ganther

A man who left Bureau County to pursue a dream in the racing business came back recently to promote an alternative moonshine product his company creates in his own brewery in North Carolina. Cody Sommer, who grew up in Sheffield and was born in Kewanee, is CEO and founder of Stout Brewing Co. of Kings Mountain, N.C. A 20,000-square-foot brewery and warehouse were built just outside Charlotte, N.C., and Sommer then became one of the youngest brewery owners in the country. Great America is the name of a substitute and alternative for moonshine customers brewed by Sommer’s company. It comes in two flavors and is packaged in mason jars. “It is much more affordable because the way we make the product,” he said. “I was able to create something not only unique, but make it affordable for everyone. We are now in seven states.” After getting a license to sell in Illinois, Sommer wanted to get the product to the state because he grew up here. “It was very important for me to get the product here,” he said. He recently came back to Illinois to launch the product in Galesburg, LaSalle-Peru and Princeton markets. Sommer said he normally doesn’t come to a state to participate in a kickoff event with distributors selling the company’s products. “I literally wanted to come here. It was home for me. I know a lot of people when I am walk-

ing around. Running into those people when you are selling is fun,” he said. Sommer credits his aunt, Tracy Braddy, who operates Skoonerz in Princeton, as a big supporter. Great America is now being sold in Bureau County businesses. It is being distributed by Euclid Beverages. Sommer graduated from Bureau Valley High School in 2005 and attended Illinois Valley Community College for one year before taking the opportunity to work in the racing industry. “I literally dropped everything I had and left. I know for my family it was quite a surprise at the time, but it was a decision I wanted to make,” he said. “I have a brother and sisters, and most of my family still lives in Bureau County.” Sommer was big into racing in his earlier years and raced at the Bureau County Speedway. “Racing was my passion, but after awhile, I realized I had to find something to do as a career. I had an opportunity to go to Charlotte, N.C., where racing is everything. All the big people are there, Hendrick, Earnhardt. Gibbs. “I didn’t drive a car, but worked in the sport for almost five years. I worked for all kinds of teams, doing all kinds of stuff. I was living my dream, a small-town boy traveling up and down the road.

Change in career “In 2008, the market crashed in NASCAR, and teams were folding. Sommer and others were laid off by racing teams. Sommer worked for Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing, who laid off 200 of

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Cody Sommer, founder and CEO of Stout 21 of Kings Mountain, N.C., formerly of Sheffield, holds the company’s newest product called Great America, which is an alternative to moonshine that he recently started selling in Illinois. its 400 employees in the company. “I thought my career was done because I thought that what was what I was going to do for the rest of my life. It was kind of a shock. I thought I had it figured all out what I was going to do. My dream from when I was in Sheffield was carried all the way done there. Unfortunately, I had to make a change,” he said. Sommer and many others in the racing industry then were unemployed and trying to find a job. Sommer decided to enter the beverage industry after talking to someone he knew who offered him a job. Sommer worked for this company for two years, learning a lot about the packaged goods industry.

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Perry Memorial Hospital implements patient portal PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton is implementing the “MyPerry” patient portal. The MyPerry patient portal will offer patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their medical records at the hospital. It will enable the hospital’s patients to

securely use the Internet to view information about their visits to Perry Memorial Hospital. MyPerry will allow patients access to a summary of both inpatient and outpatient visits. Although it is not a complete view of the entire medical record, the summary contains the following informa-

tion: A list of the patient’s Care Team, vital signs for inpatient visits, a list of the patient’s allergies, a list of procedures done like x-ray or an MRI, lab results, medications administered and discharge instructions. Contact PMH at 815876-2125 for assistance to receive secure access to health records.

Dimond Bros. honors Coughlin CHERRY — At the recent Dimond Bros. Insurance annual awards banquet, Jim Coughlin of the Cherry office was named Producer of the Year for his outstanding performance in 2013. The award recognized Coughlin from more than

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merger of his firm, CBWInc., with five locations in Cherry, Ladd, Amboy, Kinsman and Ottawa. Recently, Coughlin was named vice president of retirement services for all of Dimond Bros., founded in 1867.

IVCC BTC offers OSHA training OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Business Training Center will offer “OSHA 24 Hour Industrial Chemical Spill Response Training” from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 through July 18 in Room CTC 214. The three-day course provides training for industrial hazmat teams and spill response teams and industrial emergency response personnel as outlined in the

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Property Transfers The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: April 14, 2014 Marissa Laicoff to Trisha Francisco, warranty deed, Lot 1 in Block 86 in O’Beirne’s Second Addition, Spring Valley, $36,000. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. and J.P. Morgan Chase Bank to Heidi and Michael Schaeffer, warranty deed, Lots 15-16 in Section 28 in Selby Township, $174,000. Charlie and Elaine White to Nicole Nora, warranty deed, part of Section 9 in Manlius Township, $56,000. April 15, 2014 Mary Hild, Robert Hild and Jeffrey Hild to Stacy Karvonen, warranty deed, Lots 14-15 in Block 2 in Factory Addition, LaMoille, $65,000. Mary and Michael Morse to David Nord and Amanda White, warranty deed, Lot 14 in Bass First Addition, Malden, $78,000. April 16, 2014 Jennifer and Sean Keegan to Javier Mora, warranty deed, part of Section 18 in Hall Township, $5.000. Benjamin Baldwin III, Michael Martin and Helen Townsend to Glen Brandner, warranty deed, part of Section 11 in Hall Township, $1,008,000.

April 17, 2014 James and Jennifer Lind to Katrina and Mitch McCoy, joint tenancy deed, part of Lot 95 in Princeton, $190,000. Jamie and Victor Bond to Daniel Ganz, warranty deed, Lot 4 in Valley Ridge Subdivision, Spring Valley, $167,000. Ace Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust and HSBC Bank USA to Joseph and Kimberly Park, warranty deed, part of Lot 7 in Fairview Subdivision, Princeton, $20,000. St., Louis Roman Catholic Congregation of Princeton to Cory Leigh, Jean Welte and Joseph Welte, warranty deed, part of Section 6 in Berlin Township, $97,000. April 21, 2014 John and Nicole Bute to Stephen Endress, warranty deed, part of Lot 4 in Block 42 in Second South Addition, Sheffield, $1,000. Alora Zigler to Derek Bonnell, warranty deed, Lots 1-4 in Henderson and Trimble’s Addition, Bureau Valley Junction, $3,000. IAI USA Fund II LLC to Dee and Harry McCune, warranty deed, part of Section 23 in Macon Township, $1,479,500. April 22, 2014 Kenya and Paul Johnson to Joel and Roni Devore, warranty deed, part of Sections 6-7 in Fairfield Township, $160,000. Carl and Patricia Hultine to Charles and Kathleen Waca, joint tenancy deed, part of Lot 50 in Elston’s

Addition, Princeton, $48,500. Cari Durham, Tami Huseman, Jenny Koser, Chad Peterson, Sue Peterson, Corey Peterson and B.J. Thompson to Chad Peterson, warranty deed, part of Lots 56-57 in Walnut, $52,000. Douglas Huffaker, Denise Lafferty, Carole Perona, Joan Perona, Paul Perona Jr. and Perona Properties LLC to Linda and Martin Faber, warranty deed, part of Section 9 in Princeton Township, $162,000. April 23, 2014 Kelly Bernabei to Robert Dieci, warranty deed, Lots 1-2 and part of Lot 3 in Block 14 in Spring Valley Coal Company’s First Addition, Spring Valley, $155,000. April 24, 2014 Jane Faber, Gaye Molln and Kim Schlesinger to Kim Schlesinger, warranty deed, part of Section 14 in Clarion Township, $258,500. Jane Faber, Gaye Molln and Kim Schlesinger to Jane Faber, warranty deed, part of Sections 15 and 22 in LaMoille Township, $543,500. April 25, 2014 Marilyn Bunker to Tamara Burcham, warranty deed, part of Section 32 in Princeton Township, $49,000. Susan Olson to Sally McWilliams, warranty deed, part of Lot 4 in Houghton’s Addition, Sheffield, $80,000.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 • 11 Gorman Award — Four seniors at St. Bede Academy have received the Fr. Gorman Award. See page 12.

Softball: St. Bede 5, Princeton 0

Shutout at the Academy

Christensen silences PHS bats By Kevin Hieronymus

PERU — Emmi Christensen shut out the Princeton Tigresses on six hits and her friends in green took care of the rest in a 5-0 Lady Bruins victory in Three Rivers South softball action Tuesday at the Academy. The Lady Bruins gave Christensen all the runs she would need early, scoring two runs on three hits in the first inning. They tacked on three more runs in the sixth. “I thought our defense played excellent. I thought Emmi pitched an excellent game. When we needed a pitch, she came up with it every single time. I couldn’t ask for any more out of our defense or Emmi. It was the best she’s pitched all year,” SBA coach Mike Urbanski said. St. Bede opened up some breathing room in the bottom of the sixth. Senior Tara Kunkel of Princeton, a lefty slap hitter, stroked a liner just under the glove of a drawn-in left fielder Devin Truesdon. The ball rolled to the fence as Kunkel rolled around the bases for a triple. Emily Draper followed with a ringing double to right center off PHS starter Alisa Holmbeck to drive in Kunkel to make it 3-0. Draper scored on a wild pitch and Julia Pohar added a RBI double off reliever Madison Menzel to make it 5-0. Princeton (7-17) was unable to put much of a threat together, their six hits spread apart throughout the game. The Tigresses put two on in the fourth, but Christensen thwarted the threat, striking out

BCR photo/Dan Dwyer

Princeton pitcher Jake Reinhardt fires to first base to get his man, St. Bede’s Gabe Braboy in Tuesday’s game at Prather Field against St. Bede. The Bruins won 7-4.

Baseball: St. Bede 7, Princeton 4

Errors doom Tigers By Dan Dwyer

BCR photo Kevin Hieronymus

Princeton third baseman Madi Cain and shortstop Mollie Bates have a meeting of the minds and gloves on a pop fly in the sixth inning at St. Bede Tuesday. Cain was able to make the catch.The Tigresses couldn’t solve the pitch of Emmi Christensen (below), who tossed a six-hit, 5-0 shutout. Madi Cain. The seventh inning proved to be Princeton’s best to break through with Cain and Madison Menzel stroking solid singles to open the inning. Christensen retired Devin Truedson on a ground out to second and fanned Danielle Hughes and Alisa Holmbeck to end the game, Holmbeck’s coming on a pitch chin high. “We just can’t hit string hits together in innings. We haven’t had the ability

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PRINCETON — Giving a team free chances can spell doom for a ball club on the diamond as was evident Tuesday night during the St. Bede Bruins come from behind 7-4 victory over the Princeton Tigers Tuesday at Prather Field. Five costly errors during the game by Princeton allowed six unearned runs to cross the plate for St. Bede erasing a fine pitching performance by the Tigers’ Jake Reinhardt. “The errors hurt us,” Princeton coach Tim Taylor said. “That gave them some runs that we shouldn’t have allowed, with two outs even, which hurt even more. We hit a ton of fly balls that took us in and out of innings too quick where if we hit line drives we start to manufacture some stuff. That’s really the story we gave up one earned run so that’s a big difference.” Leading 2-1 going into the fifth inning, the Tigers allowed the only earned run of the game off a bloop single down the right field

“The errors hurt us. That gave them some runs that we shouldn’t have allowed. ... That’s really the story we gave up one earned run so that’s a big difference.” Tim Taylor • Princeton coach line by catcher Nathan Bartley to score pitcher Matt Szczepaniak. St. Bede took advantage of a dropped fly ball by Tiger second baseman Levi Bates as they scored three more runs in the inning, including two on a line drive that was rocketed between shortstop J.J. Vacarro and third baseman Caleb Dickens by Braidy Shipp to make the score 5-2. “We just got a few breaks and we didn’t give them a

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Little Alex’s reputation precedes him in the ring Remember my little pal Alex Mazzarisi, the 12-year old boxer from Princeton. He may look an unsuspecting foe with his tiny frame, but he packs a wallop when he puts on the boxing gloves. And his reputation precedes him in the ring. He showed up at an area regional in Racine, Wis., and no one wanted to fight him. His first would-be challenger had lost to Alex three times already


and did not care to try a fourth time. They had another opponent lined up, and he backed out as well. Those forfeits send Alex packing to the Junior Olympics

Region 6 Regional in Lincoln, Neb., from May 16-18, where he will face boxers from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The regional champions earn a ticket to the Nationals in West Virginia. Alex plans to box in Puerto Rico in July. Alex is looking for sponsors who would like to support his trip to Nebraska. Contact his father Steve at 815-275-0461 if you are interested. • Prayers for Wethersfield:

anyone else. It makes The Kewanee Wethersyou worse. field community suffered If you know anyone a tragic loss over the who is doing it, tell them weekend with the death to stop. If you know anyof a 16-year-old sophoone who is the victim more male student who of bullying, be there for took his own life. He was them and get them help. very active in band and That is the right thing sports. Alex to do. Not one young I understand cyber Mazzarisi person should be pushed bullying was involved. If so far they feel they have you are doing any bulonly one way to make it all stop. lying of any sort, stop it. It’s a cowardly thing to do. It certainly doesn’t make you bigger than Hieronymus Page 13

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St. Bede Academy honors Fr. Gorman Award recipients PERU — Four seniors have been awarded with the Fr. Kevin Gorman Award at St. Bede Academy. This is the second year for the Fr. Kevin Gorman Award, the late Academy athletic director, established to recognize SBA student-athletes who participated in each of the three sports seasons for all four years.

This year’s recipients are: Morgan Knoblauch (cheerleading for football and basketball, cross country and softball). Tara Kunkel (cheerleading for football and basketball and softball). Raley Mauck (volleyball, cross country, basketball, track and softball Laura Sickley (cross country, basketball, track and softball).

“Each of these young ladies is a leader within the activities they represent. Each of them has made tremendous commitments and sacrifices to earn the respect of their coaches for not only their abilities but also for their class of character,” SBA athletic director Tom McGunnigal said. Comment on this story at

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Princeton third baseman Caleb Dickens prepares to snag a groundball at the hot corner in Tuesday’s game at Prather Field against St. Bede. The Tigers’ poor fielding contributed six unearned runs, leading to a 7-4 loss.

Baseball From Page 11 whole lot of runs, and you got to give it to Matt (Szczepaniak) he stayed in there and pitched a great five innings for us,” St. Bede coach John Bellino said. After retiring the first two batters, Szczepaniak in the bottom of the fifth inning, Princeton pulled within one run as the bottom half of the lineup came through as catcher Logan Wilde blasted a double over the center fielder’s head. Following a single by right fielder Tyler Marvin and a base-on-balls by Bates, leadoff hitter Isaiah Taylor stepped to the plate with bases loaded and found the outfield grass between left center and second base that allowed Marvin and Bates to cross the plate, making the score 5-4. “I think it took the wind out of their sails when we turned around and got two out of it but at the same token it wasn’t enough to take the wind out of their sail and put it in ours,” Taylor said. St. Bede added two insurance runs in the sixth inning. The two-run inning was started by an Ethan Duttlinger single to center with no outs, Bartley next stepped to the plate advancing Duttlinger on a

sacrifice bunt. Duttlinger scored on the next at-bat as Shipp sent a ground ball to the third baseman Dickens. Dickens shorthopped his throw to first baseman Sky Behrends who couldn’t come up with the ball that skipped by him in the dirt. Shipp came around to score the final run of the game as Plankenhorn sent a single into center field but was thrown out by Bartley as he tried to advance to second. Reinhardt pitched well but his defense couldn’t come up with a few key plays that were costly in the end. He finished with four strikeouts, a walk and one earned run against. “He had a very good day out there. He got a little tired after the fourth and he decided to stay with it, and he just kept throwing strikes and pounding that strike zone and he had another nice outing,” Taylor said. Szczepaniak finished with three strikeouts, four walks and four earned runs against. “That’s high school baseball, usually that’s what we’ve been doing (giving unearned runs), so I’m happy to see that we finally played a little bit better,” Bellino said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

Softball From Page 11 to do that so it’s hard to push runs across. You cant win if you don’t score,” PHS coach Bob James said “If you get your pitcher out there battling and keeping it close, you hope you can push something across. No luck with us there. After the two-run first, Holmbeck settled in comfortably, pitching around two one-out walks in the second and a twoout walk in the fourth. She faced another two-out, two-on jam in the fifth after an error and fielder’s choice. Urbanski summoned Christensen, who was nursing a sore hand, from the flex position to bat for the first time. James wanted no part of her, having Holmbeck issue the old “unintentional,” intentional walk with four pitches off the plate. The move worked with Holmbeck retiring catcher Lexie Miranda on a pop to short. “Got a good hitter there, why let her beat you? (You) put her on and take your chances with the next kid. That was a move that worked out for us,” James said. Urbanski said he was actually glad to see Christensen not get a chance to swing to re-injure her hand. Christensen

BCR photo/Kevin Hieronymus

St. Bede’s Tristin Phegley makes connections on a pitch at the Academy Tuesday. showed a little theatrics awaiting out the walk by switching over to the left side of the plate after three outside pitches. Notes: The Bureau County and TRAC South rivals will meet again May 16 in Princeton. They will also be grouped in the St. Bede 2A regional, the Tigresses as the No. 3 seed and St. Bede the No. 4. Seneca is the top seed. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

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This year’s recipients for the Fr. Kevin Gorman Award at St. Bede Academy are (from left) Morgan Knoblauch, Laura Sickley, Raley Mauck, and Tara Kunkel.

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Track roundup

BCR Leaderboard

BV boys take Brockman by Storm


By Shaw Media Service, BCR Sports Staff The Bureau Valley Storm claimed 24 ribbons, including four firsts and six seconds, to capture the boys’ portion of Tuesday’s Brockman Invitational at Kewanee High School. The Storm won the two distance relays and the middle distance open races, scoring 137 points to 120 by the runner-up Erie/Prophetstown who won the two sprint relays and took the 200 and 110 hurdles, at the Brockman Invite. Kane Eastwood won the 800 (2:01.00) for Bureau Valley, and also ran legs in the 1,600 relay (3:33.70) and 3,200 relay (8:44.70). Daniel Trone won the 400 (52.90 seconds) and ran in the 1,600 relay; Colton Peterson was in both relays, while Tucker Schoff ran in the 1,600 and Ryan Taylor and Andrew Smith competed in the 3,200. Jeremiah Blackert was second in the long jump (17 feet, 5 1/2 inches) and the triple jump (38-1 1/2), while Will Konneck was runner-up in the 100 (12.00). Those two teamed with Trey Dale and Michael Eastwood to take second in the 400 relay (46.50), and Justin Buckman added a second in the shot put (46-1 1/2) and took third in the discus (123-11). Michael Eastwood was third in the 200 (23.50), Kane Eastwood placed third in the 1,600 (5:01.90), Smith took third in the 3,200 (11:46.50) and Schoff was third in the 110 hurdles (16.60). Baylee Hopps won the triple jump (39-5 3/4) and Michael Slingsby won both the shot put (47-2) and discus (127-8) for fifth place St. Bede (62). Annawan-Wethersfield used eight individual wins and 3,200 relay victory to defeat E/P 162-141 for top honors in the girls meet. Bureau Valley was third with 109 points. For BV, Lindsey Hoffert won the 200 (26.60) and took second in the long jump (14-10

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Sports Shorts


PRINCETON — The Princeton High School girls basketball team will have a cookout fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan’s Foods in Princeton.

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MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will be hosting the Chute Basketball Shooting Camp on June 16-17. 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 712-272-3115 or visit

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Princeton senior Michelle Kelly braces for the hit on a kick by Indian Creek Monday at Tiskilwa. Kelly and the Tigresses celebrated Senior Night with a 1-0 win, as Kelly scored the lone goal of the night.

Area roundup

Tigresses pitch shutout on Senior Night By BCR Sports Staff


Chasteen added a two-run homer to give the Lady Lions a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning Monday at LaMoille. Indian Creek, however, responded with 10 runs in the fifth inning to put the 10-run rule in affect. Indian Creek 14, LaMoille/Ohio 4: The same two teams met again Tuesday in Shabbona with similar results. Liz Geuther had three hits for the Lady Lions and Forbes, Myrah Graham, Toni Lawrence and Lindsey Perry added two each. Sherrard 12, Princeton 2: The Tigresses played even at 2-2 through three innings, but the Sherrard Tigers scored 10 more runs to cruise to a 10-run rule victory in six innings Monday at Sherrard. Courtney Oeder’s two-run homer accounted for both PHS runs.

St. Bede 5, Kewanee 0: Sophomore Brianna Lau pitched a four-hit shutout in a three Rivers South victory at Kewanee Monday. Morgan Knoblauch, Raley Mauck and Lau each had RBI hits and Julia Pohar doubled for the Lady Bruins. Stillman Valley 4, Princeton 0: The Tigresses fell victim on the other side of the shutout on Tuesday against the Cardinals. The Cardinals scored twice in the first three minutes. PHS won the JV match 2-1. Kewanee 11, St. Bede 1: Winning pitcher Ryan Hicks was a one-man wrecking crew for the Boilers, knocking in four runs on four hits. Indian Creek 16, LaMoille/Ohio 4: Ragen Forbes hit a lead-off homer and Amanda

Geneseo 4, Princeton 1: Zach Hicks and Tyson Lorenzen posted a 5-7, 6-4,119 win at No. 1 doubles for the Tigers Monday at Geneseo. PHS winners at the JV level were Chris Layton (8-1) and he doubles of Connor Bays/Mason Hunt (8-3) and Jacob Gleason/Jake Reeverts (8-0). Mendota 3, Princeton 2: Ian Nichols recorded a 7-3, 7-6 win at No. 2 singels and Ryan Jensen and Josh Wray were 3-6, 6-3,10-4 winners at No. 3 doubles for the Tigers Tuesday at Geneseo. Mendota won the JV meet 4-2 with PHS wins by Alex Schlesinger and Kinnamon (6-4, 4-6, 12-10) and Matt Butler and Tristan Franklin (7-6, 6-2).

The Kelly girls celebrated their Senior Night in a big way for the Princeton soccer team at the Tiskilwa pitch Monday. Michelle Kelly scored on a second-half penalty kick and Kelly Schmidt made 14 saves on goal to preserve a 1-0 win by the Tigresses over Indian Creek. It was the 13th shutout of the season, now just two off of the school record. Coach Ed Young called it a “great victory.” Seniors and their parents recognized include Rachel Frank, Lindsay Hartwig, Liz Stites, Kelly and Schmidt.

Hieronymus From Page 11 A visitation was held at Wethersfield Wednesday night and fellow students will say their farewell Thursday at school. We have suffered our own losses in our communities in recent years. We know what they are going through. Please say a prayer for the family and the Wethersfield community. • Sisters act: Typing up the Hall softball box score last week, I couldn’t help but notice the common them in the Lady Devils outfield. It was all Whightsils across the board — junior Kylie was in left, senior Deidra in center and freshman Faith in right. Certainly not a first in a

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high school setting, but it has to be unique just the same. Made think about the Alou brothers (Felipe, Matty and Jesus) made history when they teamed up for a game in 1963 in the San Francisco Giants outfield. • Hi Mom: Wanted to give an early Mother’s Day shoutout to my mom, “Redbird” Ruth Hieronymus down in Atlanta, Ill. She gets caught up on the news here via www. You’re the best, Mom. Love you. Also a shoutout to Kathy Waca, who will work her last day at the courthouse Friday. She started there the same day I started here, Nov. 6, 1986. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor and can be contacted at

Batting ............... ab r h avg. Jake Lucas (LO) ........... 24 na 12 .500 J.J. Vaccaro (P) ............ 87 13 39 .448 Adam Sangston (H) ..... 49 6 21 .429 A.J. Gaeta (H) .............. 67 11 25 .373 Preston Powers (LO) .... 35 na 13 .371 Jake Reinhardt (P) ...... 79 29 33 .367 Isaiah Taylor (P) .......... 96 23 34 .354 Trevor Urbanski (H) ..... 54 16 19 .352 Jett Wedekind (P) ........ 66 21 23 .348 Miguel Villareal (H) ..... 56 24 19 .339 Taggert Venegas (H) ... 70 13 23 .329 Logan Wilde (P) ........... 66 13 26 .333 Ryan Young (BV) ......... 28 5 8 .321 Zach Urbanski (H) ....... 55 15 18 .327 Anthony Lovgren (LO) .. 28 na 9 .321 Tyler Taber (H) ............ 48 19 15 .313 Dylan Martin (BV) ....... 20 2 6 .300 Tyler Marvin (P) ........... 72 10 20 .294 Josh Mead (BV) ........... 31 6 8 .290 Zach Friel (P) .............. 35 6 10 .286 Colton Zibert (H) ......... 32 12 9 .281 Adam Schweickert (LO) 25 na 7 .280 Caleb Dickens (P) ....... 69 11 18 .262 Blake Moreno (H) ........ 35 6 9 .250 Chase Billhorn (LO) ..... 24 na 6 .250 David Dzurisin (BV) ..... 20 3 5 .250 Chris Shynk (BV) ......... 26 0 6 .231 Ian Trevier (H) ............. 51 8 10 .196 Levi Bates (P) 4............ 6 6 9 .196 RBI: Villareal (H) 21, Gaeta (H) 16, Sangston (H) 15, Trevier (H) 12, Z. Urbanski (H) 9, Taber (H) 9, Venegas (H) 8, Lovgren (LO) 7, Billhorn (LO) 5, Moreno (H) 5. 2B: Wilde (P) 6, Villareal (H) 6, T. Urbanski (H) 5, Taylor 5, T. Taber (H) 4, Powers (LO) 4, Sangston (H) 4, Lucas (LO) 4, Vaccaro (P) 4, Reinhardt (P 3, Wedekind (P) 3, Behrends (P) 3, Venegas (H) 3. 3B: Villareal (H) 1, Reinhardt (P) 1, Marvin (P) 1, Trevier (H) 1. SB: Taylor (P) 23, Reinhardt (P) 20, Vaccaro (P) 18, Wedekind (P) 14, Venegas (H) 11, Marvin (P) 11, Villareal (H) 9, T. Taber (H) 9, Mead (BV) 8, Zibert (H) 8. HR: Villareal (H) 2, T. Urbanski (H) 1, Mead (BV) 1, Wilde (P) 1. Pitching ip h er w-l era J. Barroso (H) 5.0 1 0 1-0 0.00 J. Reinhardt (P) 34.6 na 5 4-2 1.01 I. Taylor (P) 42 na 12 1-3 2.00 T.Venegas (H) 30.3 17 7 5-0 2.08 P. Mautino (H) 29.3 32 10 5-1 2.39 L.Bates (P) 10.2 na 4 2-1 2.62 J. Mead (BV) 18 18 8 1-2 3.11 C. Dickens (P) 28 na 13 2-2 3.25 A. Schmitt (H) 25.6 15 12 4-0 3.27 A.J. Gaeta (H) 34.0 42 16 1-2 3.29 T. Marvin (P) 14.1 na 4 1-1 3.87 K. Rokey (BV) 16 3 13 0-4 5.69 Strikeouts: Venegas (H) 47, Mautino (H) 33, Taylor (P) 39, Gaeta (H) 32, Reinhardt (P) 32, Schmitt (H) 31, Mead (BV) 25, Dickens (P) 20. Saves: Venegas (H) 1, Gaeta (H) 1.

Area records Hall (6-1 TRACS) ....................16-3 Putnam County (6-3 TCC) ....14-8-1 LaSalle-Peru (10-1 NIBW) .....17-10 Princeton (3-5 TRACS) ..........12-12 Mendota (4-5 BNCW) .............9-11 St. Bede (5-9 TRACS) .............6-12 LaMoille/Ohio (2-10 LTC) .......2-12 Bureau Valley (1-4) ................2-13


Batting ................. ab r h avg Brenna Faletti (H) .......53 16 24 .453 Abby Jaques (P) ..........57 14 25 .439 Emily Draper (SB) .......48 na 20 .417 Deidra Whightsil (H) ...49 12 20 .408 Elle Herrmann (H) .......47 9 18 .383 Morgan Knoblauch (SB) 68 na 26 .382 Courtney Oeder (P) ......45 2 17 .378 Caitlyn Scott (BV) .......35 10 13 .371 Myrah Graham (LO)..... 30 na 11 .367 Alicia Holmbeck (P) .....55 14 20 .36 Emmi Christensen (SB)53 na 19 .358 Abby Azarskis (H) ........53 3 19 .358 Dana Kepner (BV) .......31 11 11 .355 Irini Petros (BV) ..........33 10 11 .333 Darcy Kepner (BV) .......33 9 11 .333 Danielle Hughes (P) ....55 9 17 .327 Becca Herrmann (H) ...49 10 16 .327 Ashley Phillips (BV) .....40 13 13 .325 Tristan Phegley (SB) ...68 17 22 .324 Brianna Lau (SB) ........26 2 8 .308 Ragen Forbes (LO) ......30 na 8 .300 Adriana Pikula (H) ......44 4 13 .295 Mollie Bates (P) ..........44 6 12 .273 Devin Truesdon (P) ......19 3 5 .263 Julia Bauer (P) ............45 5 10 .222 Madison Menzel (P) .....41 4 9 .220 Rena Barroso (H) ........37 7 8 .216 Kylie Whightsil (H) ......30 4 6 .200 Jaimee Ciesielsk (P .....56 11 10 .179 RBI: Jaques (P) 20, Christensen (SB) 16, R. Herrmann (H) 15, Araskis (H) 13, Scott (BV) 13, Lau (SB) 13, E. Herrmann (H) 11, Hughes (P) 10, D. Whightsil (H) 10, Knoblauch (SB) 10, Hendrix (P) 9, Petros (BV) 9, Oeder (P) 9, Faletti (H) 8, Holmbeck (P) 8, Barroso (H) 6, Darcy Kepner (BV) 6, A. Chasteen (LO) 5, T. Lawrence (LO) 4, R. Schultz (LO) 4. 2B: R. Herrmann (H) 6, Draper (SB) 6, Hughes (P) 4, Phegley (SB) 4, Barroso (H) 4, Christensen (SB) 4, Bauer (P) 4, Knoblauch (SB) 3, Dana Kepner (BV) 3, Lau (SB) 3, E. Herrmann (H) 2, Pikula (H) 2. 3B: Kunkel (SB) 2, Faletti (H) 2, Phegley (SB) 2, Hughes (P) 1, Draper (SB) 1, D. Whightsil (H) 1, E. Herrmann (H) 1, Barroso (H) 1, Jaques (P) 1. HR: Jaques (P) 6, R. Herrmann (H) 2, E. Herrmann (H) 2, Christensen (SB) 1, Oeder (P) 1. SB: Phillips (BV) 12, Kunkel (SB) 10, Jaques (P) 8, Ciesielski (P) 7. Pitching ip h er w-l era A. Pikula (H) 64 54 24 6-5 2.63 A. Jaques (P) 5 na 2 0-0 2.80 R. Barroso (H) 19.6 24 8 1-1 2.85 Christensen (SB) 61 na 38 4-5 4.36 M. Menzel (P) 118 na 71 5-13 4.21 A. Holmbeck (P) 27 na 33 2-4 7.00 K. Whightsil (H) 14 18 17 0-3 8.50 Strikeouts: Menzel 121, Pikula (H) 80, Christensen (SB) 78.

Area records Putnam County................... 19-6 Mendota (5-4 BNCW) ......... 8-13 Hall (4-5) ............................ 7-9 Princeton (2-3) .................. 7-17 St. Bede (5-11) .................. 6-17 LaMoille/Ohio ..................... 2-10 Bureau Valley ..................... 2-12

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Track From Page 13 1/4) while Sydney Lebahn won the discus (1053) and placed second in the shot put (31-0). BV junior Regan Weidner won the 3,200 (13:08.50). The Storm also gained seconds by Haley DeVoss in the 100 (13.50), Sabrina Webb in the 400 (1:03.90), and the 4x100 (51.90) and 4x200 (1:49.10) relays. Hoffert, Tiana Kennedy and Marissa Mungia were part of both those relays, joined by DeVoss in the 4x100 and Katelin Johnson in the 4x200. Together, BV (244) finished third in the combined coed scoring behind A/W (271) and E/P (269). The Storm’s 42 ribbons were second only to E/P (44). At Spring Valley: Princeton topped the field in

a boys quadrangular at Hall Tuesday, scoring 108 points to defeat IVC (75), Hall (68) and Ohio (4). Princeton’s Drew Pranka (110 HH, 16.8; pole vault (10-0) and Lucus Sisler (300 IH, 49.6; high jump (5-8) each won two events. Kai Tomaszewski took part in two firsts, winning the 400 (51.8) and teaming with Zach Andersen, Cody Workman and Austin Wetsel for a winning time of 3:56.5 in 4x400 relay. Luke Marselle also scored a first in the triple jump (36-2 3/4) while Caleb Strom took seconds in the 100 (12.0) and long jump (18-5 1/2). For Hall, Al Baldonado won the 1600 (5:09.49) and 3200 (11:08.11) and took third in the 800 (2:17.22). Hall also gained firsts from Aaron Rybarczyk in the 200 (24.34) and its 4x800 relay (10:52.13) of Luke Lee-Brown, Gage Ripka, John Delaney and Nick Stoner.

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Looking For Experienced BARTENDER; WAIT STAFF; DISHWASHER. Apply in person: Wise Guys, 2205 North Main Street, Princeton, IL *CLERK & MEAT WRAPPER; also *MEAT CUTTER wanted. 40 hours a week, must work Saturday. Need to be hard worker and self-starter. Health Insurance paid. Apply in person: WYANET LOCKER, INC EOE DETASSELING WORKERS NEEDED Please check our website www. for more information & sign up meeting dates Ye Olde Underground Inn is looking for experienced CHEF. Needed Immediately! Dailylunch, evening shifts and weekends available. Apply in person anytime after 10:30am at: Ye Olde Underground Inn, 219 South Sixth Street, Princeton, IL LIVING SKILLS SPECIALIST Part-time positions 3pm9pm, 20 hours per week average. Assist with direct care & community integration for individuals with disabilities. H.S. diploma or GED required. CNA or DSP preferred. Please apply at: Abilities Plus, 1100 N East Street, Kewanee IL 309-852-4626 by 9/9/14. EOE

Scoreboard Baseball

At Princeton St. Bede (5-12, 4-10) 001 040 2 - 7 10 3 Princeton (12-12, 3-5) 001 120 0 - 4 10 6 SBA pitching: Szcepaniak (W, 5ip, 9h, 4r, 2er, 5bb, 2k), Leynaud (2ip, 1h, 0r, 1bb). PHS pitching: Reinhardt (L, 10h, 7ip, 7r, 1er, 1bb, 4k). PHS batting: Taylor cf (3-4, 2b, 2r, 2rbi), Behrends 1b (0-3, sac), Reinhardt p (0-3), Vaccaro ss (0-4, rbi), Wedekind c (1-3, bb), Dickens 3b (0-3, bb), Wilde lf (2-4, 2b, r), Marvin (2-4, r), Bates (0-2, 2bb). SBA batting: Braboy 2b (1-4), Szcepaniak p/ss (1-4, sb, r), Olson cf (3-4), Duttlinger 1b (1-2, 2b, 2r), Bartley c (1-3, r, 2rbi, sac). Leynaud dh 1-4, r), Dose rf (0-0), Shipp lf (1-4, 2b, r), Plankenhorn ss (1-4, r), Braboy 3b (0-3). At Fulton Bureau Valley 101 020 0 - 4 8 1 Fulton 211 100 X - 5 5 2 WP: Jones. LP: Monier. BV hitting: Mead (2 hits, 2b), Young (2 hits, 2b, rbi), Shynk (2 hits), Smith (2 hits, 2b, rbi), Shynk (2b), Rokey (2b). Other area scores Marquette 10, Midland 0 Peoria Christian 7, Putnam County 4 Kewanee 11, St. Bede 1 Ann/Wethersfield 6, Erie/Prophetstown 3 Newman 10, Amboy 3 L-P 11, Ottawa 1 (5)

Girls soccer

At Tiskilwa Princeton 1, Indian Creek 0. PHS scoring: Kelly (PK). Shots: P 14, IC 18. Saves: P (Schmidt) 14, IC 17. Fouls: P 7, IC 6. CK: P 8, IC 1. At Tiskilwa Stlilman Valley 4, Princeton 0 At Spring Valley HBR 9, Hall 0 At DePue Orion/Sherrard 7, DePue 1


At St. Bede Princeton 000 000 0 - 0 6 3 St. Bede 000 000 0 - 5 7 0 PHS pitching: Holmbeck (L, 6ip, 6h, 4r, 4er, 1k, 5bb), Menzel (1ip, 1h, 1r, 1er, 1k, 1 bb). SBA pitching: Christensen (W, 7ip, 6h, 0r, 9k, 2bb). PHS hitting: Hughes (0-3, bb), Holmbeck (0-4), Jaques (1-3), Bauer (0-3), Oeder (1-3), Bates (1-2, bb), Cain (1-3), Menzel (1-3), Truesdon (1-3). SBA hitting: Kunkel (1-3, 3b), Draper (2-2, 2bb, 2b, sb), Knoblauch 0-4, Lau (1-4, rbi). Phegley 1-3. bb, rbi), Pohar (2-4, 2rbi), Morrow (0-4), Mauck (0-2), Christensen (0-0 1bb), Miranda (0-2, bb). At Kewanee St. Bede 100 003 1 - 5 Kewanee 000 000 0 - 0 SBA pitching: Lau (7ip, 4h, 1bb, 3k. SBA hitting: Kunkel 0-4, 1sb), Draper (2-4), Knoblauch (2-3, rbi), Lau (1-4, rbi), Phegley (2-3, hbp), Pohar (1-4, 2b),

Morrow (0-3, sac), Mauck (1-3, rbi), Miranda (1-2, bb). At LaMoille Indian Creek 112 (10) 0 - 14 LaMoille/Ohio 300 01 - 4 WP: Kimpflin. LP: Forbes. L/O hitting: Forbes (2-3, hr), Cherry 2b (1-3, rbi), Graham 3b (1-2), Lawrence c (1-2, 2b), Chasteen 1b (1-2, hr, 2rbi), Perry (0-2), Joerger rf (0-2), Geuther cf (0-2), Schultz ss (0-2). At Sherrard Sherrard 12, Princeton 2 (6). WP: S. Strangard (4ip). HR: Oeder (P). Other scores Rock Falls 1, Mendota 0 PC 14, Peoria Christian 0 (5) L-P 5, Ottawa 1

Boys track

Brockman Invite at Kewanee Team scores: 1. Bureau Valley 137; 2. Erie-Prophetstown 120; 3. AnnawanWethersfield 111; 4. Kewanee 66; 5. St. Bede 62; 6. Riverdale 34; 7. Stark County 19. 100 – Thompson (AW) 11.80; 200 – Bauer (EP) 22.70; 400 – Trone (BV) 52.90; 800 – K. Eastwood (BV) 2:01.00; 1,600 – Cook (AW) 4:28.20; 3,200 – Baele (AW) 10:19.60; 110 hurdles – Binion (EP) 15.10; 300 hurdles – Thomson (AW) 40.80; 400 relay – EP 43.90; 800 relay – EP 1:32.70; 1,600 relay – BV (Peterson, Eastwood, Trone, Tucker Schoff) 3:33.70; 3,200 relay – BV (Eastwood, Taylor, Peterson, Smith) 8:44.70; High jump – Landwehr (AW) 6-0; Pole vault – Pillen (AW) 13-1; Long jump – Landwehr (AW) 18-1 1/2; Triple jump –

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THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION FOR BUREAU, HENRY, & STARK COUNTIES Is accepting applications for a full-time Parent Educator/Home Visitor to provide services to Henry County families with children age 0-3 years, utilizing the Parents as Teachers curriculum. Candidates should possess the knowledge, skills and sensitivity to respond effectively to families' community, cultural, and language backgrounds. Bachelor's degree or like work experience required. Please send cover letter and resume to: Regional Office of Education, Attention Kim Sellers, 107 South State Street, Atkinson, IL 61235, by May 12, 2014

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WOOD FRAMER'S Needed Must be willing to climb & work with heights; 2 year minimum experience required; Hourly pay according to experience; Insurance option. Apply at: American Eagle Buildings, Inc., 405 South East Street, Annawan, IL 61234

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Hopps (SB) 39-5 3/4; Shot put – Slingsby (SB) 47-2; Discus – Slingsby (SB) 127-8

Girls track

Brockman Invite at Kewanee Team scores: 1. AnnawanWethersfield 162; 2. Erie-Prophetstown 141; 3. Bureau Valley 109; 4. Kewanee 60; 5. Stark County 40; 6. Riverdale 29; 7. St. Bede 16. 100 – DeMay (AW) 13.50; 200 – Hoffert (BV) 26.60; 400 – Jackson (AW) 1:01.50; 800 – Reiley (EP) 2:29.70; 1,600 – Cline (AW) 5:55.90; 3,200 – Weidner (BV) 13:08.50; 100 hurdles – Brown (AW) 16.90; 300 hurdles – Roman (AW) 47.40; 400 relay – EP 51.10; 800 relay – EP 1:48.60; 1,600 relay – EP 4:09.80; 3,200 – AW 10:13.70; High jump – Roman (AW) 5-7 1/2; Pole vault – Brown (AW) 9-3; Long jump – DeMay (AW) 15-5 1/2; Triple jump – R. Cobert (EP) 34-6 3/4; Shot put – Howell (EP) 33-11; Discus – Lebahn (BV) 105-3.

Junior high track

LaMoille Jack and Jill Relays Team scoes: 1 BV Soth 90, 2. LaMoille 82, 3. BV North 76, 4. Ladd 54, 5. Dimmick 12, 6. Bradford 6, 7. Neponset 6, 8. Ohio, DePue, Dalzell, Cherry 0. Hurdles relay: LaMoille. 3200 relay: BVS 11:01.81. Sprint medley: BVS 2:06.72. 1600 relay: BVS 4:49.83. 800 relay: BVS 2:05.33. Medley relay: BVS 4:50.73. 400 relay: BVS 1:00.23. Shot put: BVN 11611. Discus: LaMoille 320-3. Long jump: LaMoille 52-8. High jump: 17-0.

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228 • Help Wanted Full-Time 21st Century Community Learning Center Site Coordinator Applications will be accepted until May 12, 2014 for the position of Site Coordinator for a 21st Century Community Learning Center After-school Program. Responsibilities include management of extended day programming which includes homework & tutoring, additional academic support from day teachers, school hands-on academic enrichment activities, recreational opportunities, community collaboration, as well as parent involvement. All activities will occur outside of school hours at Allen Jr. High in LaMoille, Illinois. Ability to build and foster relationships with community partners is essential. Henry County employment with benefits. Persons with a Bachelor's Degree or comparable work experience are encouraged to apply. Those interested should send cover letter & resume to Kim Sellers at the Regional Office of Education, 107 South State Street, Atkinson, IL 61235 THE CITY OF PRINCETON, ILLINOIS (Population 7700) seeks STREET/SANITATION/ CEMETERY LABORER. This is a full-time position with an hourly rate of $16.00 and an excellent benefit package. The City seeks applicants with a high school diploma (or GED equivalent), CDL, and the ability to lift 50#s on a routine basis. Must be able to work in both hot and cold extremes and present a good public image. Responsibilities will include garbage and recycling collection, as well as, all areas of street/ maintenance. cemetery may be Applications picked up weekdays 8:30 am-4:30pm at Princeton City Hall, 2 South Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356. The City of Princeton will accept applications through Friday, May 22nd. (EOE) Princeton First United Methodist Church is looking for a part-time YOUTH DIRECTOR. The position will be responsible for an existing core group of about 8-10 active youth. The successful candidate will have a college degree in a related field and, preferably, experience in youth ministry leadership as well as a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition. Resumes and inquiries can be directed to: Pastor George T. Woosnam at:, or Princeton First UMC 316 South Church Street, Princeton, IL 61356

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The Following Furniture, Primitives, Antiques and Collectibles will be sold at the ON SITE LOCATION of 21204 2400 E. Street in Princeton, IL On:

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 800 Ace Road PO Box 340 Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-4461 Fax 815-875-1235

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One Ad Per Child Please

800 Ace Road • P.O. Box 340 • Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-4461 •

TIME: 10:00 A.M.

View Listing & Photos on website: FURNITURE: Drop Front Ladies Writing Desk;   Blonde  1950’s  Bedroom  Set;  Floral  Sofa; Brown Recliner; Dressers; End Tables; Stereo; Organ; Cast Iron Pot Belly Stove (ReConditioned); Lamps; Occasional Chairs; Oak Rocker; Pictures & Frames PRIMITIVE ITEMS, TOYS, ADV. & COLLECTIBLES: Stoneware Including 5 Gal Western Churn, Crock Bowls & Butter Crocks; Several Primitive Collectibles; Pink Depression Glass Bowls & Candle Sticks; Cast Iron Skillets; Collection of Kerosene Lamps; Clocks; Jadite Batter Bowl; Pyrex; Old Oak Wall Telephone; Milk Bottles Including 1 Pint Leafy Lane, Creamers & Cardboard Milk Tops; Old Bottles; Horse Collar; Fruit Jars; Clocks Including Hanging Keywind; Rolling Pin; Carbide Lights; Chicken Collectibles; Old Typewriters; Linens,  Buttons  &  Costume  Jewelry;    Child’s  Play Stove; Toys Including Match Box & Hot Wheel Cars, Farm Toys, Plastic Toy Horses, Fisher Price & Games, Marbles; Old Violin, Trumpet  &  Guitar;  Child’s  Walnut  Doll  Bed,  Doll Table/Chairs & High Chair; Lg. Amount of Dolls, Accessories & Furniture; Group of Adv. Items Including Phelps Furniture Co. Princeton, Antique Calendars & Other Local Adv.; Pennants; Silver Pieces; Baskets; Kitchen Utensils & Kitchenware; World Globe; Halloween & Christmas Items; Books; Usual Line of Kitchenware Items- Pots/Pans PLEASE NOTE: There will be 5-6 Hayracks Full of Collectible Items!! This is one of several auctions to be held for this estate!!



Side-by-side refrigerator $150. Call 815-376-5511


201 West 2nd Street, Spring Valley, Illinois ONE STORY, 800 SQ.FT. HOME on corner lot, with 18’ x 20’ garage. Home has kitchen, 2 bedrooms, living room, & full bath. Forced air heat and central air. Parcel # 18-34-282-008 2002 WINNEBAGO ADVENTURER class A, 35’ motor home w/ two slide outs, 43,000 miles. Collectibles, furniture, appliances, firearms, mowers, yard & garden, 6’ X 20’ dog pen, plus numerous items found at this type auction. FULL LISTING, PHOTOS AND REAL ESTATE TERMS AT AUCTIONZIP.COM #2917



The Following will be Sold at the ON SITE LOCATION of 350281600 N Ave in Ladd IL (Turn East on Cleveland Street for 2.3 Miles) on:

SUNDAY, MAY18, 2014 TIME: 11:00A.M.

View Listing& Photos on website: CHEST FREEZERS, REFRIGERATOR, GRILL, SMOKER & FURNITURE: New Very Lg. Frigidaire 6 Ft Chest Freezer; 2-Amana Chest Type Freezers; Haier Refrigerator; Lg. Char-Broil Grill; Bradley Smoker; Custom Granite Coffee Table; Three Piece American Standard Furniture Bedroom Set w/Queen Poster Bed, Dresser & Chest of Drawers; Like New Queen Size Bed; Tan Beige Sofa & Matching Loveseat; Chaise Lounge; Leather Office Desk Chair; Wood Coffee Table w/ Storage Trays; Brown Leather Chairs; Matching Night Stand & Dresser; Matching White Paint Dresser & Two Drawer Night Stand; Lg. White Paint Chest of Drawers; Floor Lamps; White Wicker Clothes Hamper w/ Liner; 6 Saddle Stools; Hallet & Davis Co. Spinet Piano; Baby Crib; 3 in 1 crib/day bed/twin; Micro Fiber Suede Sofa, Recliner & Overstuff Chair; Golds Gym Weight Bench; Dehumidifier; Filing Cabinet w/ Granite Top; Various Base Cabinets; Lg. Swing Set w/ Slide (Slide is 30 In Drain Tile) HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Leather & Down Fill Jackets; Carhardt Jackets/Overalls; Sets of Dishes Including Dawn Rose Sango China; Chess Set; Framed Picture; Christmas Décor; Stereo Equipment Including Kenwood; Usual Line of Kitchenware Items & Many More Items Too Numerous to List!!! JOHN DEERE RIDING LAWNMOWER, 2006 SUZUKI FOUR WHEELER, GOLF CART, ENCLOSED TRAILER: John Deere GT 235 Riding Lawn Mower; 2006 Suzuki King Quad 700 CC Fuel Injected Four Wheeler w/ 230 Hours; Snow Plow Blade; Jacobsen Golf Cart w/ Lift Trailer &24 Ft. Enclosed Trailer QUALITY BRAND NEW TOOLS-NIB AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS: Milwaukee Right Angle Drill New in Case; Freeman 3 In 1 Flooring Nailer; Upright Sanborne 220 Air Compressor; Nice Felker Tile Saw; Skill Flooring Saw 7 Horse-NIB; Dewalt Table Saw; Many Power Tools Including Freeman, Rigid, Black & Decker, Port-a Cable-Campbell Hausfield, Dremel, Milwaukee, Felker, Roto Zip & Others; 3-Chain Saws Including Stihl; Commercial Paint Sprayers; Chop Saws; Garden & Hand Tools; Nuts/Bolts; Ladders; Wheel Brl; Lawn Hog Electric Lawn Mower; Power Washer; 28Ft. Ext Ladder; Steel I Beams and Many More Tool Related Items!!



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Put your ad in for FREE Items $1,000 or less can run FREE for 1 week. Limit of 5 lines. Up to 3 items with price and price totaling under $1,000. 1 ad per household per week. No commercial ads, firearms or animal sales. Go to:, to place an ad. Use category merchandise and then bargains or E-mail information to: classified@ (include your name, address & phone number) No Phone Calls!

460 • Garage Sales LADD 419 East Locust. Friday, May 9, 8am-2pm; Saturday, May 10, 8am11am. MULTI-FAMILY/ MOVING SALE Rocker, couch, chair, desk, end tables, book shelve, some clothing, misc items PRINCETON 224 North Linn. Thursday, Friday, May 8, 9; 8am-?

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PRINCETON 1008 Ina Avenue. Thursday, Friday, May 8, 9; 8am-6pm. Antique chest and scrapwoodworking booking, tools & magazines, metal lathe, camping, fishing lures, hunting. Lots of tools. Please help me clean my garage!

PRINCETON 902 West Putnam. Thursday, May 8, 4pm-7pm; Friday, May 9, 8am-3pm; Saturday, May 10, 8am-? Furniture including dining room table, cherry curio cabinet, cherry bedroom furniture, trendle bed. Boy's baby clothes, boy's toddler/youth clothes, new crib/mattress, toys & household items, car seat, games, lots of baseball cards, sports items, lots of misc. Cash only

PRINCETON 1026 West Marquette Street. Thursday, Friday, May 8 & 9, 8am-4pm; Saturday, May 10, 8am-12pm. Multi-Family Sale. Boy's clothes 0-18 months, home décor, entertainment center, couch. House for Sale PRINCETON 206 North First Street. Friday, May 9, & Saturday, May 10; 8am3pm. Household items, toys, youth sports attire, various other items. Clothing, boys & girls all sizes, women's 6-14, men's all sizes up to 2xl

PRINCETON Route 6 across the street from the State Highway Barn & near Wyaton Golf Course. Friday, May 9, 8am-5pm; Saturday, May 10, 8am1pm. ESTATE SALE & GARAGE SALE! New furniture, books, household! Too much to list!!



PRINCETON 225 West Putnam. Thursday, May 8, 4pm-7pm; Friday, May 9, 9am-4pm; Saturday, May 10, 9am-1pm. Desk, office chair, girl's clothes size 12 & up, new exterior doors & storm doors. Lots of misc. PRINCETON 406 Bryant Circle Drive. Friday, May 9, 8am-3pm and Saturday, May 10, 8am-12pm. Household items, furniture, boys' clothes, decorations for all seasons, home décor, and toys PRINCETON 449 South Gosse. Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10; 8am-6pm. Tools, furniture, dishes, car carrier (like new), saw table, 3 air conditioners (like new), large sized women's clothing, colcraft sets, lectibles, paints. Lots of MISC. PRINCETON 535 Elm Place. Thursday & Friday, May 8 & 9; 4pm-6pm; Saturday, May 10, 8am2pm. Table & chairs, TV cabinet, housewares, florals, name brand infant, kids & adult clothes, toys, lots of baby equipment. Great selection of good quality items PRINCETON 815 South Church. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May, 8, 9, 10; 8am-? Yard ornaments, band saw, antique gas heater, new antique ceiling fam, clothes, lawn chairs, wagon, extra large dog house

614 • Car Sales ******* $$ CASH PAID $$ We pay top dollar for junk (cars, machinery, etc.) Call 815-878-9353 2002 Black Lincoln LS, loaded, sun roof, leather, etc. Asking $4,200 or best offer. Call 815-875-3218 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Signature Series Year 2001. Silver Color, Good Condition. 134,000 miles. $3,900. 815-875-2099

ADVERTISE YOUR VEHICLE SALE HERE! In the Classified. Just call 815-875-4461.

- 700 Real Estate For Sale 767 • Mobile Home Sales PRINCETON double wide mobile home for sale. 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, open floor concept. $15,000 or best offer. If interested please call 815-875-7668 or 815-875-1282

767 • Mobile Home Sales **************** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call, HUD tollfree at 800 669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 800 927-9275

768 • Homes For Sale CHERRY nice starter family home. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, detached garage. Full basement. Lots of updates. Dimmick schools. 208 South Third Street. No contract. Check it out! (#23986661) Call 815993-8314 or 815-8788205, editor@ johnthebarberfoundation. com

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856 • Apartment Rentals

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PRINCETON 1 bedroom, recently remodeled. Great neighborhood. Lease, deposit. $425. 810 South Euclid. Call 217-766-8497

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) LISA A. BOEHLE, ) DECEASED ) NO. 14-P-17 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of LISA A. BOEHLE. Letters of office were issued to RUSSELL L. BOEHLE whose address is 215 E. Liberty Street, Walnut, Il 61376 as Independent Representative, whose attorneys of record are May, May, Angel & Harris, 708 S. Pleasant Street, Princeton, IL 61356. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois, or with the representative, or both, on or before the 4th day of November, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 18-3 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/18-3), the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies

of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Russell L. Boehle, Independent Administrator of the Estate of Lisa A. Boehle, deceased BY: James R. Angel Attorneys For the Estate May, May, Angel & Harris 708 S. Pleasant Street Princeton, IL 61356 Phone: 815-875-3808 Fax: 815-872-0199 Published in the Bureau County Republican May 1, 8 and 15, 2014.

as Swearingen located at 13543 1400 N Ave., Wyanet, IL 61379. Dated this 25th day of April, 2014. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican May 1, 8 and 15, 2014.

PRINCETON 1 bedroom, stove & refrigerator furnished. No smoking, no pets. $350 per month + security deposit. Call 815-878-8919 PRINCETON 2 bedroom apartment. Modern apartment with hardwood floors, garage, all appliances included, laundry facility on site. $695/ month + utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call 815-878-1984 PRINCETON 2 bedroom apartment. No pets. Call 815-503-4876 PRINCETON 2 bedroom, 1 bath, upstairs. $500 a month, includes heat & water. 815-878-6134 PRINCETON 20 East Peru Street. 1 bedroom apartments. Appliances, water, gas and garbage included. $425 + security. Call 815-303-3805 PRINCETON A block from Hardwood downtown. floors, appliances included, washer/dryer on-site. No smoking. Rent includes water and electric. Available immediately $550/month. Call 815-878-8775 PRINCETON new spacious 1 Bedroom, upstairs. No pets. Available Now. Call 815-973-3183

858 • Homes for Rent


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

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

WALNUT 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car garage, central air. $600 per month. Call 815-878-9702

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864 • Misc Rentals

PRINCETON 2 bedroom, $570. 437 East Marion. Heat, water, garbage, covered parking, laundry. No pets. Call 309-912-8017

PRINCETON- single car garage available for Storage. Includes electricity. $60 a month. Call 815-875-1923

25571 1275th N. Ave. Princeton 5 Acres! Charming 6 bedroom, 2 bath home. Vinyl siding, newer windows, natural woodwork, 30x49 bldg. & more!! #08227703 $147,900

FOREMEN to lead utility HELP WANTED field crews. Outdoor physical FOREMEN lead utility work, manyto positions, paid plus physical weekly fieldtraining, crews.$20/hr. Outdoor performance bonuses paid after work, many positions, promotion, livingplusallowance training, $20/hr. weekly when traveling, performance bonusescompany after ervice 217-241-1700 truck and benefits. Must have BOATS or promotion, living allowance it strong leadership skills, good THE BOAT DOCK when traveling, company driving history, and be able We Buy & Consign Used truck and benefits. Must have BOATS to travel in Illinois and Boats! 217-793-7300 strong leadership skills,resume good nearby States. Email THE BOAT DOCK driving history, and be able to e Buy & Consign Used to or travelapplyin Illinois and online at Boats!CAMPERS/RVS 217-793-7300 EOE nearby States. Email resume Colman’s RV - We Buy And to M/F/D/V Consign Used RV’s And or LARSEN apply online at COOPERATIVE, CAMPERS/RVS Campers 217-787-8653 NEW London WisconsinEOE is man’s RV - We Buy And seeking a qualified General M/F/D/V Manager. This is a CHS onsign Used RV’s And CAREER/EDUCATION LARSEN COOPERATIVE, Country Operations cooperative ampers 217-787-8653 NEW London Wisconsin AIRLINE CAREERS with multiple grain location's is, BEGIN HERE seeking a qualified General full service agronomy, retail BECOME AN AVIATION Manager. a CHS and bulk This energyis operation, REER/EDUCATION MAINTENANCE TECH. feed manufacturing and retail Country Operations cooperative FAA APPROVED TRAINING. withstores AIRLINE CAREERS with grain saleslocation's of $200, multiple FINANCIAL AID IF- QUALIFIED. BEGIN HERE with agronomy, twelve locations. full million service retail HOUSING AND JOB feed, ECOME AN AVIATION andGrain, bulkagronomy, energy energy, operation, PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. retail as well as financial MAINTENANCE TECH. feed manufacturing and retail CALL AIM and personal management APPROVED TRAINING. stores with sales of $200 800-481-8312. experience is preferred. Email: NCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED. million with twelve locations. or fax HOUSING AND JOB Grain, agronomy, energy, (888-653-5527) resume feed, to: CEMENT ASSISTANCE. retail well financial Larryas Fuller, 5213asShoal Drive, CALL AIM andBismarck personal management ND 58503.

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119 5th Street, Walnut Custom Amish Kitchen! This home has been totally remodeled to be someone’s forever home. Everything is top of the line quality throughout. Seller is relocating and has priced this gorgeous brick tutor style home way below value. $134,900

Hosted By Dawn Nielsen 2409 4th St., Peru





PRINCETON 3 bedroom house. No pets. Call 815-503-4876


NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 25, 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

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) DONALD S. STONER,) DECEASED ) NO. 2014-P-35 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Donald S. Stoner. Letters of administration were issued to Kenneth E. Stoner of 1509 West Peru Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356 as Independent Administrator whose attorneys are Angel, Isaacson & Tracy, 111 Park Avenue East, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk

815-441-3515 Rock Falls, IL • 815-380-2500 13-021845 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

Local & OTR Company, Class 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HELP WANTED A CDL, Health Insurance, Local & OTR Company, COUNTY OF BUREAU Dental/vision, Pd Vacation & Class DRIVERS HELP WANTED A CDL, Health 401K. Insurance, PRINCETON, ILLINOIS Company matched Tanker Drivers - Solo/Team: Dental/vision, Incentives. Pd Vacation NATIONSTAR & DRIVERS Safety/Performance MORTGAGE LLC; ) Up to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Call Company Monson andmatched Sons @ 401K.Plaintiff, ) Up to 63cpm plus additional for Tanker Drivers - Solo/Team: 1-800-463-4097 ext 109 or Incentives. ext Safety/Performance vs. ) pump-offs, mileage bonuses! Up to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!110. Call EOE Monson and Sons @ JESSICA BEEM; ) 1-year OTR plus required. Call for Up to 63cpm additional 1-800-463-4097 ext 109 or extDefendants, 888.799.4873 ) pump-offs, mileage bonuses!Milan Express OTR CDL Class 110. EOEHome Weekly. A Drivers, 13 CH 65 1-year OTR required. Call Annual Increases & Bonuses. NOTICE OF SALE Flatbed Drivers Starting Express OTR CDL Class 888.799.4873 No Milan Hazmat, Vacation/Paid Mileage Pay up to .41 cpm. A Drivers, Home Weekly. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Holidays. Great Benefits Health Ins., 401K, $59 daily suant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Annual Increases & Bonuses. FlatbedDiem Drivers Per pay. Home the above entitled cause on February 13, 2014, No Hazmat, Vacation/Paid 800-552-2591 x3133 or 3187. Mileage Pay up to .41 or cpm. Weekends. 800-648-9915

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of the Court, Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the Independent a Administrator, or both, F on or before November w 8, 2014, or, if mailing i or delivery of a notice a from the Independent Administrator is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered v to the Independent c Administrator and to the attorneys within 10 d days after it has been 2 b filed. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2014. H Angel, Isaacson & Tracy r Attorneys for Estate a 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 P Published in the Bureau C County Republican May 6 8, 15 and 22, 2014.



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OPEN HOUSES! Friday, May 9th 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

422 W. 4th St. Spring Valley $77,900 #08318241 Neat 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage, near school

Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on

Holidays. Great Benefits Health Ins., 401K, $59 daily HOMES FOR SALE Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 Per Diem pay. Home “Partners In Excellence” 800-552-2591 or 3187.a.m. in the office of HB Wilkinson Title Co., 108 to Kentucky’s x3133 BlueGrass Weekends. orRetire OTR Drivers 800-648-9915 APU Equipped Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356, Country! Enjoy maintenance Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger HOMES FORNEW SALE sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following free living! BRAND policy. 2012 & Newer “Partners In Excellence” LUXURY HOMES Beautiful 3 described mortgaged real estate: equipment. 100% NO touch. to Kentucky’s BlueGrass OTRButler Drivers APU Equipped BR, 3Retire BA, 1,800 sf, from the low Commonly known as 324 West Erie Street, Transport Country! Enjoy maintenance Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger $200’s. Lowest price per sq ft in 1-800-528-7825 Spring Valley, IL 61362. free living! BRAND NEW the area! Mild climate, low policy. 2012 & Newer LUXURY Beautiful 3 P.I.N. 18-34-406-010. minutes HOMES to shopping, equipment. 100%DRIVERS NO touch. taxes, Drivers - CDL-A BR,medical 3 BA, 1,800 sf, from the low The improvement on the property consists dining, & Keeneland Butler Transport NEEDED! TOTAL Respect Horse Racing. Perfect for sq ftof $200’s. Lowest price per ina single family residence. If the subject mort1-800-528-7825 TOTAL Sucess Start up to 38¢ / retirement/2nd now gaged real estate is a unit of a common interest the area!home. MildCall climate, low mile OTR & Regional Runs. for details: community, the purchaser of the unit other taxes,877-333-2412, minutes tox 118 shopping, CDL Grads Welcome. DRIVERS 700+ • Drivers - CDL-A than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments dining, medical & Keeneland Trucks & Growing! 888-928NEEDED! TOTAL Respect -Tennessee Home Perfect Sale! Horse Log Racing. for required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of 6011 TOTAL Sucess Start up to 38¢ /New,retirement/2nd ready to finish home. log cabin Call now the Condominium Property Act. AVERITT EXPRESS New Pay with FREE Boat x 118 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, mile OTR & Regional Runs.on 5+ for acres details: 877-333-2412, Increase For Regional Drivers! 160,000 acre Kentucky CDL Grads Welcome. 700+Slip • balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No 40 to 46 CPM + Fuel Bonus! Trucks & Growing! 888-928-Lake. Only $89,900. Excellent refunds. Also, Post-Training Pay Tennessee Log Home Sale! financing. Call now 877-8886011Increase for Students! 0267,New, x97 ready to finish log cabin The property will NOT be open for inspec(Depending on Domicile) AVERITT EXPRESS New Pay tion. on 5+ acres with FREE Boat SPORTING GOODS Get Home EVERY WeekDrivers! + Increase For Regional Slip on 160,000 acre Kentucky For information call Sales Department at Excellent req. 40 to 46Benefits. CPM +CDL-A Fuel Bonus! Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, GUNLake. SHOW May 16-18 Only $89,900. Excellent 888-362-8608 Apply @Pay Also, Post-Training Racine Cty Fairgrounds, Union LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois financing. Call now Equal Increase for Students! Grove, WI. x97 Fri 3-8pm, Sat 9am60601. (312) 651-6705. 0267, Opportunity Employer (Depending on Domicile) 5pm Sun 9am-3pm. Admission: I606486 Females, minorities, & Under GOODS FREE. Get Homeveterans EVERYand Week + $6. 14SPORTING protected Published in the Bureau County Republican 608-752-6677 Excellent CDL-A req. Buy/sell/trade. individualsBenefits. with disabilities May 8, 15 and 22, 2014. GUN SHOW May 16-18 888-362-8608 are encouraged toApply apply. @

328 W. 4th St. Spring Valley $115,000 #08578534 Nice 3-4 bedroom, 2 bath, finished basement. Move In Condition!

306 W. Iowa St. Spring Valley $125,000 #08582207 Like New, 4 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car garage, many updates. Must See!

2409 4th St., Peru



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VILLAGE OF HENNEPIN ACCEPTING BIDS Sealed bids are being accepted for a 2004 Ford 350 Dump truck with plow. Bids must be in no later than May 21st at 6:00 p.m. You may mail bids to: Village of Hennepin P.O. Box 194 Hennepin, IL 61327 Or drop off at: Hennepin Village Hall 627 E. High St. Hennepin, IL 61327 For questions or to view the vehicle, please call 815-925-7446. Bids will be opened during the May 21st, 2014 regular Village board meeting. The Village of Hennepin reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Board of Trustees Village of Hennepin Published in the Bureau County Republican May 6, 8, and 10, 2014.

#340 Attention Supt. Dennis Thompson, on or before May 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at which time bid will be opened. All quotations must remain firm for thirtytwo (32) days after opening. All new busses are to be F.O.B. destination Manlius, Il. at the expense of bidder with license and title. Questions concerning the bidding procedures or specifications should be addressed to: Mr. Thomas Mott, Transportation Director, Bureau Valley #340, 9198 2125 N. Ave., PO Box 289, Manlius, Il. 61338 Ph.(815)445-2161. Published in the Bureau County Republican May 8, 2014.


LOT 7 IN BLOCK 15 IN TERRY’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF SPRING VALLEY, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE UNDERLYING COAL, FIRECLAY AND OTHER MINERALS, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT OF DIG, MINE AND REMOVE THE SAME WITHOUT ENTERING UPON THE SURFACE THEREOF, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 324 West Erie Street, Spring Valley, IL 61362. P.I.N. 18-34-406-010. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 651-6705. I606486 Published in the Bureau County Republican May 8, 15 and 22, 2014.

and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOTS SEVENTEEN (17) , EIGHTEEN (18), AND NINETEEN (19) IN BLOCK SIX (6), ORIGINAL TOWN, VILLAGE OF LADD; EXCEPTING THE COAL AND FIRECLAY WITH MINING RIGHTS; SITUATED IN BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 316 North LaSalle Street, Ladd, IL 61329 Permanent Index No.: 18-10-302-012 and which said Mortgage was made by Peter J. Fiocchi and Amanda L. Fiocchi Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Amcore Bank, N.A. as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Bureau County, Illinois, Document No. 2006R03808, Book No. 1253, Page No. 238. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County, in the City of Princeton, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is May 27, 2014. Default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I603992 Published in the Bureau County Republican Apr. 24, May, 1 and 8, 2014.

BID Board of Education of Bureau Valley District #340 seeks bids on two (2) new 77 Passenger Conventional School Buses Model Year 2015 per specifications. No oral or telephone modifications will be made. The School District will not be responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the bidder. Bids must be presented in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name and address of the Bidder and plainly marked “SCHOOL BUS QUOTATION.” Said bids shall be sealed and delivered to Bureau Valley Community Unit District

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 17-40 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/17-40), the percentage to be added to the assessed valuation of locally assessed property other than that assessed under sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200) in Bureau County as certified by the Department of Revenue for the assessment year 2013 is 0.00% by the application of an equalization factor of 1.000. State of Illinois DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE /s/Brian Hamer Director Published in the Bureau County Republican May 8, 2014.


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13-021845 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF BUREAU PRINCETON, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC; ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) JESSICA BEEM; ) Defendants, ) 13 CH 65 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 13, 2014, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, June 18, 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:

14-071849 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, PRINCETON, ILLINOIS MIDFIRST BANK ) PLAINTIFF, ) -vs- ) PETER J. FIOCCHI A/K/A PETER FIOCCHI; ) AMANDA L. FIOCCHI A/K/A AMANDA ) FIOCCHI; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND ) NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN ) OCCUPANTS ) DEFENDANTS ) 14 CH 28 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Peter J. Fiocchi a/k/a Peter Fiocchi and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Bureau County, by the said Plaintiff against you

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Carrying more than letters 2014 National Postal Workers Food Drive is Saturday McNabb Postmaster Gina Walton has her arms full of grocery items in time for the 2014 National Food Drive on May 10. Postal carriers in Bureau and Putnam counties will collect items for their respective food pantries. Included on the wish list are all kinds of paper products, cleaning products and personal hygiene products, plus canned fruit and vegetables, cereals, soups and more. Rural customers may place items in or hanging on mailboxes. Those who have their mail delivered by a mailman to their home can place their donations in a bag near their mailbox. Donations may also be brought to the local post office during regular business hours. IV Scene photo/Ken Schroeder

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Illinois Valley Scene

Welcome to the Illinois Valley Scene It is our pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural edition of the Illinois Valley Scene, a publication filled with the happenings inside and around the Illinois Valley. We know you’re going to enjoy this weekly product, which we have crafted to highlight many of the activities and events in our own backyard. The Illinois Valley is filled with a variety of happenings each and every week. Because the word entertainment means something different to each of us, we will fill the pages of the Illinois Valley Scene with a variety of venues and events for old and young alike. From theater productions to concerts to fundraisers, benefits and more, the Illinois Valley Scene will be the place to find out what is going on in our neck of the woods. “We’re excited about publishing a product that informs our readers about all the great things that are going on in the Illinois Valley,” said Bureau County Republican/Putnam County Record Publisher Sam R Fisher. “The staff here has been hard at work planning the launch since the beginning of the year. Let us know what you think.” Besides showcasing local events, the Illinois Valley

Scene will also have several funfilled, regular features like “By the book,” where you can get a glimpse of what’s happening at your local library; “Good Eats” covers everything about food from recipes to dining options, our ever popular “Voice of the Children,” where we’ll feature the thoughts from Bureau and Putnam county students; our “Sport Sam R Fisher, Scene,” where you’ll be able to Publisher learn some interesting things about your local sports heroes; stories about area events and other places to go; and a whole lot more. Because we are such a mobile society, we will also include some popular events from outside the area like the Quad Cities, Peoria, Chicago and other destinations that will be just perfect for a day trip or extended outing. And don’t forget the photographs ... Often you’ll be able to glance at our Photo Album, where we’ll feature

photos of Bureau and Putnam county residents. All in all, we want you to turn to the Illinois Valley Scene when you’re looking for what’s happening in the Illinois Valley. And as always, you are integral to the success of this product. Email your events, activities and happenings to or news@putnamcountyrecord. Terri Simon, com.You can always give our Editor newsroom a call too. “I know you’re really going to enjoy the Illinois Valley Scene,” said BCR/PCR Editor Terri Simon. “The entire staff from both newspapers have worked hard to design and create a product that will not only be enjoyable, but also help you seek out activities in the Illinois Valley. Please feel free to call me with your suggestions, comments or ideas. You are important to us, and we look forward to seeing your activities and events in the Illinois Valley Scene.”

Princeton Mayor Keith Cain addresses the crowd at the Princeton Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, held May 1 at Right Downtown in Princeton. Cain urged Chamber members to promote a positive attitude in all they do. Other events that night included awards and Homestead Festival announcements. IV Scene photo/Terri Simon

Princeton Lincoln Elementary School third-grade teacher Deb Vrana works with a student in her classroom. Lincoln School was recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education for achieving academic improvement status on its recent state testing.

Nolan Kloepping, son of Princeton High School assistant baseball coach Shane Kloepping, carries the bat back to the Tiger dugout during a recent game. Postseason play begins around the state on May 19. See more Sports on Pages 11 and 12. IV Scene photo/Mike Vaughn

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at 116 N. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Jams will continue the third Friday of each month. Players and listeners are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks available. For more information, call 815-8752057.

The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its native prairie plant sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, at the USDA Service Center, 312 E. Backbone Road, Princeton. There are 37 different species available this year and cost $3 per plant.

The Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation will sponsor the third annual Tractor Trek on Saturday, June 21. Funds raised this year will support the Ag in the Classroom program. Preregistration is required by completed a registration form by Friday, June 6. There is a $50 registration fee. For more information, contact Dave Doty at 815739-5983 or the Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Dr. Terry Martin, curator and chair of Anthropology at the Illinois State Museum, will highlight the annual program of the Putnam County Historical Society at the United Methodist Church, 421 E. Court St., Hennepin, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9. He will speak on his studies of the material excavated from the Kuhne site in the 1950s. A dinner of ham and turkey will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any board member, at any banks in Putnam County or by phone at 815303-5104.

Shawn Klush, the Ultimate Elvis and the Fortunate Sons will perform at the Oglesby Summer Fun Fest from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, June 26. There will be city-wide garage sales, a farmers market, a family-friendly carnival, food and a beer garden. For more information, call 815883-3389 or visit www.oglesbyfunfest. com.

The Illinois Valley Herb Guild will host its annual garden fair and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the St. Bede Academy gymnasium, 24 W. US Highway 6, Peru. More than 60 varieties of herbs will be available. Herb guild members and master gardeners from the Illinois Extension will be on hand with expert advice. The LaSalle-Peru Township High School Choral Department will present its spring choral concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 in the Matthiessen Auditorium, 541 Chartes St., LaSalle. Admission is free and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature multiple soloists and mainly Broadway and pop music. The Marshall-Putnam Quilter’s Guild will meet at noon Wednesday, May 14, at the Henry Presbyterian Church, 522 Wirt St., Henry. They will have their annual spring potluck-style luncheon and judging of the challenge quilts. Officer elections will be held and dues must be paid.

Upcoming A bluegrass, gospel and country music jam will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the First Lutheran Church at 116 N. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Jams will continue the third Friday of each month. Players and listeners are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks available. For more information, call 815-875-2057. ArcLight Theatre Co. will present a new musical, “Ordinary Days,” at the Apollo Theatre on Main Street in downtown Peoria on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17. The musical tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling 309455-4095. For more information, visit The Bureau Valley Antique Club will hold a spring preview from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Harold and Margie Steele Farm on Route 34 northeast of Princeton. There will be demonstrations, antique vehicles, hand cranked homemade ice cream and exhibits. Max Armstrong will speak at 1 p.m. For more information, call Ray Forrer at 815-824-6810, BVAS Show at 708-828-5984 or Harold Steele at 815643-2244. The Princeton Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid Ave., Princeton, will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. Doors

Mason Rivers Band and the Brass Buckle Band will perform at the Oglesby Summer Fun Fest from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 27. There will city-wide garage sales, a Stampede Mustang Club care show, a family-friendly carnival, food and a beer garden. For more information, call 815-883-3389 or visit

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Illinois Valley Herb Guild members Lorraine Terando and Arlene Brandner prepare plants for sale at the guild’s annual Garden Faire and Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10. will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815-879-5261. The public is invited to attend. The Friends of the Putnam County Education Foundation is hosting a Hawaiian luau at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Celebrations 150, 740 E. US Highway 6, Utica. A cash bar opens at 5 p.m. with a pig dinner at 6 p.m. Dessert will also be served. Tickets are $25 per person and the proceeds will be dedicated to providing education extras for the Putnam County Schools. To reserve tickets, call John Redshaw at 815-925-7546 or email The Princeton Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid Ave., Princeton, will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815-879-5261. The public is invited to attend. Keith O’Neil will talk at the Living Works Suicide Walk on Saturday, 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.

The annual Utica Garden Faire and Walk will he held at the Canal Market in historic downtown Utica from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8. There will be a variety of garden and craft vendors and a plant sale with reasonably priced perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables. The Garden Walk includes a selfguided tour of private gardens. Tickets are $8 per person. For more information, call 815-667-4856 or 815-252-4573 or email The Bureau Valley PAWS 5K run/walk will be Saturday, June 14. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. To pre-register, visit The cost is $25 until Friday, June 6 and includes a T-shirt, after Friday, June 6 the cost is $30. This is a dog-friendly run/walk. Princeton Christian Academy will host its inaugural 5K Eagle Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 14, starting and finishing at Zearing Park in Princeton. The funds raised will be used to purchases new bleachers for the PCA gymnasium. To register, go to or www. The Princeton Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid Ave., Princeton, will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815-879-5261. The public is invited to attend. A bluegrass, gospel and country music jam will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the First Lutheran Church

Lance Lipinsky and the Lovers and Lovettes will perform two shows at the Oglesby Summer Fun Fest on Saturday, June 28. Saturday is the veterans and military recognition day. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms, medals and military covers. There will be a 3-mile walk/run, city-wide garage sales, fresh corn sales, library used book sales, amateur boxing and a craft show. For more information, call 815-883-3389 or visit Starved Rock State Park presents Kayaking 101 with Kayak Morris from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 28. Participants will learn to kayak during this three-hour program. A $35 rental fee per person applies. All are welcome. Children ages 11-17 need a participating adult older than 18 years old. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call 815-667-4906. A walk to help cure Cystic Fibrosis will be held Saturday, June 28, at Zearing Park in Princeton. The event will include music, free lunch and cake for all who are registered, games and more. To register online, or to donate, visit fightcf.cff. org/goto/Princeton. For more information, call 815-876-6442 or email

Auction Calendar May 10 – Robert Cooper estate, real estate, 10 a.m., 1905 S. Main St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. May 17 – Robert and Elsie Jackson estate, furniture, primitive items, toys, advertising and collectibles, 10 a.m., 21204 2400 E. St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. May 18 – Wenzel family moving sale, freezers, refrigerator, grill, smoker, furniture, household, lawnmower, four-wheeler, golf cart, enclosed trailer, new tools, 11 a.m., 35028 1600 N. Ave., Ladd, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers.

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Have a seat at The Farmer’s Table LaMoille restaurant offers homemade food and hospitality By Terri Simon

LAMOILLE — If you want to feel as if you’ve just gone to Grandma’s house for breakfast, lunch or dinner, The Farmer’s Table is the place to be. Situated at 93 Main St. in LaMoille, the homemade food mixed with a downhome flavor of hospitality is what you’ll find. Owner Susan Paschall can be found performing a variety of tasks at The Farmer’s Table, but she’s quick to tell you her family is an integral part of the

process. “My husband, Mark, is a truck driver but helps out when he can. My son, Sam, is completing the paramedic course at Sauk Valley but cooks for us a couple nights a week. My son, Jake, is a veteran of the Navy and puts in quite a few hours here. My mother (Marcia Crosby) comes in almost daily and does quite a bit of the prep work,” Paschall said. “Jake is the best waiter in the area,” said one diner in the restaurant. While Paschall has helped manage a few

other establishments, The Farmer’s Table is her first solo attempt in the restaurant business. And from the looks of things, everything is going well, as the Main Street restaurant is set to celebrate its oneyear anniversary. “We have made it through the first year,” she said. “We are so happy with the support the community has given us, and I can’t tell you how thrilled we are that the word (about our restaurant) is spreading. We are getting new people every day.” But regardless of wheth-

er you are a first-timer or a regular at The Farmer’s Table, you’ll no doubt be returning soon. The food is not only reasonably prices, but also nearly every single item is home-

made. Paschall classifies her food as just plain old “home cooking,” but it’s obvious she prepares her dishes with much love. She’s no stranger to hard

work, and her efforts in the kitchen — ultimately end up in front of many satisfied customers. The Farmer’s Table has a full breakfast menu. If you happen to stop by for

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Farmer’s Table owner Susan Paschall works the fry station at her LaMoille cafe. The restaurant has a menu with something for all tastes and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A breakfast buffet and two evening buffets complete the line-up of homemade food and treats.

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5 Illinois Valley Scene lunch, you’ll find plenty to choose from as well as a daily special like meatloaf or spaghetti. For dinner, diners can choose another special or order off the full menu. Do you like a good buffet? On Wednesday night, you can enjoy a chicken and spaghetti buffet, and on Thursday night, The Farmer’s Table serves a tacos and enchilada buffet. Three Sundays a month a breakfast buffet is served. Paschall said her most popular selections are the cod and shrimp served on Friday nights. The restaurant’s one-third pound burgers and hand-dipped chicken strips are also legendary. While the food speaks for itself, Paschall also takes great pride in the welcoming atmosphere in the restaurant. “I love it when the restaurant fills up, and it gets loud in here. You can hear people laughing and talking. Our customers visit when they come here, and I like that they include newcomers,” she said. “Because our staff is mostly family — plus a precious few who have hung in there and we include in our family — our customers are very important to us. We truly appreciate every person who takes the time to come and eat here. We love talking with them and sharing with them,” Paschall said. The restaurant is named after a painting Paschall’s mother, Marcia Crosby, created — The Farmer’s Table. Crosby is an awardwinning artist, and several of her paintings decorate the walls in the establishment; they are also for sale. Ottawa

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“We feel very lucky to have a business in a small farming community. We love the people and the values they try to sustain here.” Susan Paschall Art League member Wayne Notson also has original artwork hanging here for sale. “We feel very lucky to have a business in a small farming community,” Paschall said. “We love the people and the values they try to sustain here. We love God and our country and the way the community is still connected to its roots. At every table we have a pocket Constitution and a quote from one of our founding fathers — just because we love our beginnings and think it’s important to remember where we came from and why we are so fortunate as a country.” The Farmer’s Table is open at 5 a.m. Breakfast is served from 5 to 11 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. On Tuesdays, The Farmer’s Table serves breakfast and lunch only. On Sundays, the restaurant is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and it serves its breakfast buffet from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first, third and fourth Sundays. The phone number is 815638-1033.

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The Farmer’s Table on LaMoille’s Main Street welcomes everyone to come and not only enjoy the great home-cooking but also a heaping helping of hospitality and fun. “I love it when the restaurant fills up, and it gets loud in here,” said owner Susan Paschall. “You can hear people laughing and talking. Our customers visit when they come here, and I like that they include newcomers.”

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The Farmer’s Table owner Susan Paschall (right) and her son, Jake, are some of the family members you’ll see when you visit the LaMoille restaurant. Diners at the popular cafe called Jake the best waiter in the area. Smiles are served up right along with heaping plates of home-cooked food, many specials and lots of conversation and laughter among restaurant patrons and the staff who work there.

A recipe from The Farmer’s Table Enchilada Casserole 1 bag of regular Fritos 1 10-ounce can of enchilada sauce 1 can chili with beans 1 small can tomato sauce 3 cups shredded cheddar 1 tablespoon dried minced onions Sour cream This is a very easy. Hold back a handful of Fritos and a cup of cheddar. Mix the rest of the ingredients is a casserole dish and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Top with the rest of the cheese, Fritos and cover with sour cream. Bake for an addition 5 minutes.

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An early afternoon group of ladies enjoy coffee and conversation at The Farmer’s Table in LaMoille. Owner Susan Paschall says her customers are very important to her and her family — actually, she treats those customers like they are members of her extended family.

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Enjoy a step back in time with ‘Love and Liberty’ OTTAWA — On Armed Forces Day May 17, the Reddick Mansion Association will present “Love and Liberty,” a vintage bridal fashion show honoring the U.S. military. The fashion show begins at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church at 113 Lafayette St. in downtown Ottawa. After the wedding dresses and military uniforms are modeled down the aisle of the lovely and historic church, attendees are invited across the street to the Reddick Mansion for a cake and punch reception. The lower level of the mansion will have a display of military uniforms and their stories as well as feature several wedding-related vendors. Tickets may be purchased at the Reddick Mansion at 815-433-6100 for $15 and will also be available at the door. Following the presentation of “The Colors” by an honor guard from the Ottawa American Legion and the singing of our national anthem, local historic figure General W.H.L. Wallace and his wife, Martha Ann, will be the first couple walking down the aisle.

The show will follow chronological order featuring more than 25 dresses, uniforms and stories from the 1920s to the 1990s and will conclude with the playing of the “Armed Forces Medley.” Uniforms from the Air Force, Army, Marines, National Guard and Navy will be worn during the show. The fashion show will also include a Japanese kimono from 1959. The stories and attire of two local couples will also be featured. Esther and Logan Sommer were married in 1951 at the First Methodist Church in Ottawa. Her wedding dress and his National Guard uniform will be modeled in the bridal show by Raegan Babcock and Russ Gander. Karen and E.J. Werth were married in 1966 at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Northbrook and have lived in Ottawa for more than 40 years. Karen’s dress will be worn by Mary Ruedin and E.J.’s Air Force uniform will be worn by Thomas Lamb. All proceeds from this event will be used for the maintenance and renovation of the Reddick Mansion.

IVSO presents SaintSaens and Tchaikovsky OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra (IVSO) and Lucia Matos, music director and conductor, invite the public to their May concert. The concert will be at 4 p.m. on May 10 in the Illinois Valley Community College Cultural Centre. Solo violinist Kam-Lung Cheng will be performing Saint-

Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Opus 61 plus Prince Igor: Polovetsian March by Borodin and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Opus 47. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for student k-college with ID, and season subscribers. Tickets are available at the door or online at

Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois promotes nature Children’s events planned By Dixie Schroeder

LASALLE — The Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois isn’t at all about fishing. “The smallest portion of it is fishing. We promote fishing; that is what we do, but there is so much more,” said Dave Haupt of Peru. Initially, the group organized behind the efforts and ideal of having the state of Illinois purchase the Hennepin Canal, so it could be rehabilitated. “They were going to de-water it at one time. The club organized the people all along the canal all the way to the Quad Cities to gather together to get the state to purchase the canal,” said Ed Herrmann of Spring Valley. The group was successful, and the Hennepin Canal has been improved through the years for generations to enjoy through the efforts of many, including the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This goal is one of seven major goals the Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois had when they started, which they still honor today. The group also: • Promotes, encourages, fosters and supports the acquisition, rehabilitation and development of other like, similar and suitable properties

and natural resources, as conservation areas and public fishing and recreation areas by the IDNR. • Preserves and develops natural resources, fish, game and wildlife and to assist in the conservation thereof. • Encourages, supports and sponsors legislation, laws, regulations and rules commensurate with the aforementioned purposes. • Extends cooperation to other organizations having like or similar purposes. • To generally extend its efforts toward the betterment of fishing, conservation and outdoor recreation in the state of Illinois. • To encourage, promote and sponsor children’s fishing programs and get local service organizations involved. The last idea is what gets current group members excited. The organization sponsors two major fishing events in the spring every year which enables them to give area youth the ability to try fishing, some for the first time. The first event is the 16th annual Kid’s Fishing Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17 at Baker Lake in Peru. The second event is the 29th annual Lock 14 Kid’s Fishing Tournament on June 7 at the I & M Canal in LaSalle. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and fishing runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Each member speaks with great

enthusiasm when talking about the two children’s events. The Baker Lake event is looked at as a teaching activity by the group. There are stations where children can learn things from casting a fishing pole to tying their own flies (bait) to eating fish. The kids get a free lunch, door prizes and participation gifts. The Lock 14 Fishing Tournament is where children can compete to catch the largest fish. At each event, if a participant does not have equipment, it is provided for them. The goal of the group is to promote fishing and the love of outdoors to those who participate. The group then works hard throughout the year to raise money for both of these events. They hold fish fries and also have area sponsors who help. Each event also has many volunteers who help make it a success. “We love what we do,” Haupt said. “Fishing and the outdoors is what we do best.”

Casting call for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ HENRY — The River Valley Players Youth Theatre is seeking young actors ages 5-14 for the youth theatre musical, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at 6: 30 p.m. May 9 and at 10 a.m. May 10 at St. Mary’s Community Center in Henry. Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and reading from the script. All audition material will be taught at the audition; no advance preparation is necessary. The song “Part of Your World” will be taught

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of the hit TV series a chance to see the top 10 finalists from the current season, including C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf. Florida Georgia Line will perform Aug. 10. The vocal duo has rocketed to stardom since the first four singles from its platinum-selling debut album, “Here’s to the Good Times,” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, including “Cruise,” the best-selling digital country song of all-time and the Country Music Association’s 2013 Single of the Year. Aug. 12 will feature a triple bill of classic rock. Headlining the show will be ‘70s supergroup Boston, whose hits, including “More Than A Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Long Time,” “Don’t Look Back” and “Amanda,” remain a staple of classic rock radio today. Joining Boston will be the Canadian rock group April Wine, which has released more than 20 albums and performed together for more than 40 years and Sweet, a British glam band best known for songs such as “Ballroom Blitz” and “Little Willy.” Singer and songwriter Hunter Hayes, the youngest solo male act ever to reach the top of the Hot Country Songs chart, will take the grandstand stage for a concert Aug. 13. Hayes already has six hit singles to his credit, including “Wanted,” which reached No. 1 just after his 21st birthday in September

of 2012. Aug. 15, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steely Dan will perform. The duo released a string of hit songs in the 1970s, including such classic rock staples as “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Do It Again,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Reelin’ In the Years” and “Deacon Blues.” Country singer Jake Owen, the 2012 American Country Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year, is the featured entertainment Aug. 16. Owen already has nine Top 20 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart to his credit, including the No. 1 smash hits “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Alone with You.” Performers have yet to be booked for Aug. 14 and Aug. 17. Fair-goers began buying tickets May 3 for the Hunter Hayes and Steely Dan concerts. They will be available online at http://, by phone at 800-745-3000, or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for the American Idol Live! Tour can be purchased the May 10. Tickets for the other announced acts already are on sale.

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Want to go? When: May 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. Who: ArcLight Theater Co. Where: Apollo Theater, Peoria members from last season’s “Songs for a New World” will be reunited in this production. Sarah Seymour of the Peoria area, who holds a master’s in music in vocal performance from Boston Conservatory currently teaches voice privately and has been a choral director for the past nine years. Julie Peters, Peoria native, graduated with an MFA in theatre performance from

Bureau Valley PAWS 5K run/walk set for June 14 BUDA — The Bureau Valley PAWS 5K run/ walk has been set for June 14. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. Participants should park in the back lot of Bureau Valley South in Buda and then meet in the front lot. To pre-register, visit www.signmeup. com/99830. The cost is $25 until June 6, which also includes a T-shirt,

Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., and teaches drama at Illinois Central College and Peoria Academy. Gregory Schamberger, vocal performance major from Bradley University, also returns to the stage recently back from a study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Finally, Jeffrey Dare of Bartonville, current director of Illini Bluffs High School with a graduate degree in music from the University of Illinois, will make his Arc Light debut. Tickets may be purchased for $10 in advance by calling 309-455-4095 or at the door. Visit www. for more information.

and $30 the day of event. Awards will be given to the male, female and BV student overall winners, as well as the first-place finishers in each age division. This dog friendly run/ walk is a characterbuilding event which promotes a healthy lifestyles for Bureau Valley students. For more information, call Trudi Buckman at 815-590-6920 or Sydney Young at 815-503-0869.

PCEF sponsors luau May 24 UTICA — The Friends of the Putnam County Education Foundation is hosting a Hawaiian luau at 5 p.m. on May 24 at Celebrations 150 in Utica. A cash bar opens at 5 p.m. with a pig dinner at 6 p.m. Dessert will also be served. There will be a photo booth for making souvenirs of the evening. Tickets are $35 per person and can be reserved by calling John Redshaw at 815-925-7546 or by email at • • • www.i





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SPRINGFIELD — Rapper Pitbull and the Chicago cast of the “Million Dollar Quartet” have been added to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand entertainment offerings. They will join country artists Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Jake Owen, rock legends Boston and Steely Dan, and the 10 finalists on American Idol to form the 2014 concert line-up. Latin Grammy winner Pitbull, whose single “Timber” just recently became his second No. 1 hit in the United States, will perform Aug. 9. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $40 for a Tier 3 Grandstand seat to $65 for a VIPit track ticket in front of the stage, went on sale May 3 through Ticketmaster. The cast of “Million Dollar Quartet” will give a free concert Aug. 11. The hit musical is currently running at the Apollo Theater in Chicago and Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas and was inspired by the famed, 1956 recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. “This year’s entertainment is going to be something you don’t want to miss,” state fair Manager Amy Bliefnick said. “From the first night to the last, the acts are top-notch. I’m looking forward to great shows and memorable performances.” The 2014 grandstand concert series opens Aug. 8 when the American Idol Live! Tour rolls into Springfield. The tour will give fans • • • www.illinoisvalleyhomesho

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PEORIA — ArcLight Theatre Co. will present a new musical, “Ordinary Days,” written by Adam Gwon at the Apollo Theatre on Main Street in downtown Peoria on May 16 and 17. The musical tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. “Ordinary Days” is a musical about self-discovery and starting over again in a city full of obstacles and possibilities. This is a story that will appeal to anyone who has ever dealt with new beginnings. ArcLight will feature an impressive mix of local talent and performing arts educators. Three cast

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Local author releases ‘When Nature Calls,’ the first book in the nature station mystery series Wildflowers, weeds, nature, hardly a recipe for murder ... or is it? Naturalist Kristen Matthews is heading up a team of volunteers working to eradicate pesky weeds during a workday at the Nature Station, but when one of the volunteers wanders away from the rest of the group, he ends up eradicated himself. Kristen is concerned for her safety, as well as the Nature Station’s reputation. Digging, she unearths some interesting dirt on her squeaky clean helpers. Is it possible one of them is the killer? Follow Kristen’s lead, as she wades through the wildflowers tracking the murderer, while learning about nature along the way. Born and raised on a farm in Northwestern Illinois, Jannifer Powelson’s interest in writing, conservation and

the natural world was sparked at an early age. Powelson is also the author of four books in the award-winning Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series. These educational books use entertaining storylines, colorful and realistic illustrations, and actual photos taken by Powelson. She is employed as a resource conservationist at the Stark County SWCD and resides in Princeton with her family. She is currently working on “An Unnatural Selection,” the second book in the Nature Station Mystery Series. “When Nature Calls” and books in the Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk series may be purchased from several local stores and online retailers.

White announces statewide poetry contest Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced entry forms are available for the 10th annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competitions Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. “We created the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition to promote creative writing and provide a new outlet for talented writers,” White said. The competition is open to Illinois residents age 18 and older. Entries must be postmarked by June 30. Cash prizes will be awarded for first

($100), second ($300) and third ($100) place and winning poems will be submitted for possible publication in the “Ninth Letter,” “RHINO,” and “Quiddity” magazines and “Poetic License Press” publications. Winners will read their poems and receive their prizes at a ceremony later this year at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. For more information or forms, visit www. or contact Bonnie Matheis at 217-558-2065 or

PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, May 8, Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “The Shoemaker’s Wife,” by Adriana Trigiani. At 6:30 p.m., the Wild with Words writers’ group led by Martha Brunell will meet. At 7 p.m., the Tiskilwa Bible Church Bible study will meet in the local history room. Monday, May 12, Living Works will meet at 6 p.m. Also, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a true story about a homeless African American teen who is taken in by a wellto-do white family. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship. At the same time, the youth’s presence in the family’s lives leads them to some insightful self discoveries of their own. Tuesday, May 13, A Talk About will be held at 10:30 a.m. and feature an Edwardian hat presentation and craft. All materials will be supplied. Participants are welcome to bring their own hat base and/or trims. Wednesday, May 14, Chicks with Sticks knitting/ crochet group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the periodicals reading section. Newcomers are welcome. Also, Widmark Wednesday Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a covert FBI agent who infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums. Thursday, May 15, the Bureau County Retired Teachers will meet at 11 a.m. An after-school story time and visit from a blacksmith will be at 3:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., a Talk About will be held with blacksmith Lewis Bodamer. At 7 p.m., the Covered Bridge Quilt Guild will meet. WYANET — Today, Thursday, May 8, the library’s last 2nd Thursday@the Library program for the season will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature Dave Tarnowski, who will bring guests and his music to the library. Tarnowski’s guitar playing is renowned by local musicians and loved by the church masses, especially the Wyanet masses. Patrons are invited to join

in on the fun. Refreshments will be served after the music. TISKILWA — Tuesday, May 13, the library will host a school-age story time from 4 to 5 p.m. Patrons will make a craft, have a treat and read a book. Patrons who might be interested in being a part of the Friends of the Library are encouraged to contact library Director Lisa Bettner at 815-6464511. BUDA — Saturday, May 10, the Mason Memorial Library will host a special Mother’s Day program for young patrons to make a gift for their moms. The fun will be from 11 a.m. to noon. The library is planning an open house in June. Watch the Illinois Valley Scene for more information. BUREAU — The Leepertown Township Public Library is open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The library has computers for patron usage, as well as fax and copier service. For more information, call library Director Rose Thompson at 815-659-3283. SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to eBooks across the state. The initial funding for the program was provided by a grant from Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White through the Illinois State Library. Patrons with a library card can download the platform on a variety of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK, Kindle Fire, Sony Reader devices and more. For those interested, call the library at 815454-2628 to set-up a time to get devices loaded. MAGNOLIA – Magnolia Branch Library will have homework hour from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday throughout the

school year. Children have the opportunity to have their completed homework checked or receive help understanding homework in progress. The library provides materials and equipment for help with school homework and projects. Join the Magnolia Branch Library on June 17, when Leslie Goddard, as Violet Jessop, recounts her experience as a Titanic survivor. When the HMHS Britannic sank during World War I, few survivors emerged with a toothbrush. Violet Jessop, however, had hers, remembering what she had missed after the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the Britannic’s identical sister ship, in 1912. The only verified person to have survived both sinkings, Jessop tells unforgettable stories of the terrifying disasters and gives a fascinating glimpse at the passengers and activities on the most glamorous luxury liners of their day. Presented in first-person, this program introduces audiences to Violet Jessop and explores her life and times. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. “Titanic Survivor Violet Jessop” is the third program in the Putnam County Public Library District humanities program series, “Traces & Byways Discovered.” For more information, call the Magnolia Branch at 815-8693038. Funding for this program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly. MCNABB – Stop in for stories, crafts, activities and more during preschool story times. This program is ideal for children ages 3-5. Patrons can come at 11 a.m. on Saturdays at the McNabb Library. Saturday Stories are at 10 a.m. every Saturday for children in early elementary school. Stories and activities for everyone are planned.

GRANVILLE — Wee Ones is held at the Granville Branch Library at 10 a.m. on Thursdays for 30 minutes of stories and songs. This program is ideal for little ones under 3 years old. Also, stop in for stories, crafts, activities and more during preschool story times. This program is ideal for children ages 3-5. Patrons can come to the Granville Branch Library at 10 a.m. Tuesday. HENNEPIN – Stop in for stories, crafts, activities, and more at Preschool Story Time! Ideal for children ages 3, 4 and 5 on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at the Hennepin Library. An email basics class will be at 2 p.m. May 9 at the Hennepin Library. Space is limited to five participants per class. To register or for more information, call the Hennepin Library at 815-925-7020. Additional classes will be scheduled for future dates. Join the library at 6 p.m. May 21 for a night of outdoor chalk art. Families are invited for stories about chalk art, followed by chalk-making and drawing. Participants will make chalk sticks and chalk paint and use the created materials to decorate the sidewalk with springtime designs and crazy book characters. Dress for mess and bring a creative spirit. For more information, call 815-9257020. STANDARD — Find signs of spring at the Standard Branch Library. Browse books of gardens, flowers, birds and more. The Standard Library is open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays CONDIT (PUTNAM) — Stop in at the Condit Branch Library to browse a new selection of hardcover and paperback titles. The Condit Branch Library is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, what is it that makes your mom special?

Mother’ Day is Sunday. Students in Nancy Schrader’s second-grade class at Ohio Grade School were asked to answer the following question: In celebration of Mother’s Day, what is it that makes your mom special?

“I love my mom because she lets me ride my uncle Jimmy’s horse. My mom helps me do my chores. She tucks me in at night. My mom helps me do laundry. She helps me make my bed. My mom helps me pick up. She helps me with dishes. My mom helps me pour a cup of “I love my mom because she cooks my food. She milk. She helped me fly my kite.” — Grace Wojcik cleans my clothes. She helps me when I’m sick. My mom drives me places. My mom wakes me up in the morning. She buys me stuff to play with. My mom and dad both buy my food.” — Vincent Zembrzuski

“I love my mom because she buys me toys and keeps “I love my mom because she does some of my chores. She buys me a lot of toys. Mom does the laundry for me.” a roof over my head. She fights for me. She cooks for me. She does fun things with me.” — Ijah Hopson — Lucas Cassidy

Bureau County Health & Wellness is accepting new patients! If you are qualified for expanded Medicaid but cannot find a doctor or you were assigned a doctor out of our area, give us a call. If you purchased a bronze level insurance plan with high deductible and no coverage for primary care, give us a call. We can help with nurse visits, lab services, doctor visits for your primary medical concerns. If you cannot afford the cost of private medical care, we may be able to help. Please call us at 815-879-8794 for more or stop in and pick up a new patient information packet at 500 Elm Place, Princeton. Must be a resident of Bureau County and provide proof of income.

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It’s the time of the year when we all have graduations, weddings, picnics and good old family gathering when we start to think about dishes to serve a crowd. Try one or two of these to make your celebration complete.

Potato Salad 6 boiled potatoes, diced 2 small onions, diced 3 hard boiled eggs, diced 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 small sweet pickle, finely chopped Dressing 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup vinegar 3 tablespoons prepared mustard 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 3 eggs, separated 1 cup sour cream Season to taste with salt and pepper Combine all salad ingredients. Set aside. To prepare dressing, combine all ingredients, except egg white and sour cream, in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened. Cool mixture. Beat egg whites and sour cream together. Fold into dressing mixture. Season to taste. Pour cooled dressing over salad and serve.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad Salad 4 pounds potatoes 12 hard boiled eggs, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups chopped celery Dressing 3 cups mayonnaise 3 tablespoons prepared mustard 1/4 cup vinegar 1 3/4 cups white sugar 4 teaspoons salt or less 1/2 cup milk Boil potatoes in jackets. Cool and shred. Add all other salad ingredients and toss. Combine all dressing ingredients and mix well. Pour dressing over potato salad and refrigerate at least overnight before serving. Will keep up to 1 week.

Roasted Potato Salad 6 cups water 1/2 pound fresh green beans cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 large whole garlic bulb 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered 1/4 cup chicken broth 2 medium sweet red peppers cut into large chunks 2 green onions, sliced 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons sugar 1 cup minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add beans, bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off garlic bulb. Place cut-side up in a greased 15-by-10-inch baking pan. Add potatoes, drizzle with broth. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 to 40 minutes or until garlic is softened. Remove garlic, set aside. Add the red peppers, onions and reserved beans to the pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes longer or until tender. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Squeeze softened garlic into a large bowl. Stir in the vinegar, oil, sugar, rosemary and salt. Add vegetables, toss to coat. Serve warm or cold.

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Honey Dijon Potato Salad

Veggie Potato Salad

2 1/2 pounds small red potatoes 4 tablespoons vinegar 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 small onion, chopped 5 tablespoons chopped dill pickles 1 teaspoon salt free seasoning blend 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup fat free mayonnaise 1/3 cup fat free honey Dijon salad dressing 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 hard cooked egg whites, chopped Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Cube the potatoes and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with vinegar. Add the green pepper, onion, pickles, seasoning blend and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing, mustard and egg whites. Pour over potato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

1 pound small red potatoes, cooked and cubed 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh broccoli 1/2 cup sliced celery 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup sliced radishes 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper 1/3 cup fat free Italian salad dressing 1/2 teaspoon salt free seasoning blend 1/4 teaspoon dill weed In a large salad bowl, toss the potatoes and vegetables. In a small bowl, blend the salad dressing and seasonings, add to potato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve. Serves 5.

Dilly Potato Salad 8 medium potatoes, cubed 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup dill pickle relish 1 2 1/4-ounce can sliced ripe olives, drained 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons dill weed 3/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon paprika Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Place potatoes in a large bowl, add eggs. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over potatoes and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving. Serves 8.

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Saint-SaënS and tchaikovSky Saturday May 10, 2014 4:00 P.M.

Hash Brown Potato Salad 5 bacon strips, diced 6 green onions, sliced 1 1-pound package frozen cubed hash brown potatoes 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon celery salt Place bacon in a 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Add onions to the drippings cover and microwave on high for 1 minute. Add potatoes, cover and cook on high for 10 minutes, stirring several times. Add vinegar, celery salt and bacon, toss. Serves 4.

Illinois Valley Community College Cultural Centre, Oglesby Kam-Lung Cheng

Old-Time Potato Salad 5 potatoes 3 eggs 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish 1/4 teaspoon garlic 1/4 teaspoon celery salt 1 tablespoon prepared mustard Ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup mayonnaise Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled.

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Senior Spotlight Michael Weide • Putnam County Name: Michael Dylan Weide. School: Putnam County High School. Date/place of birth: Sept. 2, 1995, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. Hometown: Magnolia. Family: Parents, Ed and Joy Weide; brother, Derek. Sports: Golf, basketball and baseball. Favorite sport and why: Basketball because I just like it better.

Favorite food and where to get it:

Chicken Cordon Bleu, Paradise Inn Hotel, East Peoria. Likes: Fishing, hunting, hanging out with my friends. Dislikes: School.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My grand-

ma, LuAnne Winter, because she goes to all my games and supports me even when I do bad.

Person with the greatest influence on my life (and why): My mom, Joy Weide, because she encourages me to do my best in school.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have to have my: Gun.

People would be surprised to know that: I am shy. I stay home to watch: “Happy Gilmore.”

When I need luck for a big game, I: Point at my friend, Trey Schorn, in the stands.

The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Jacob Theobald. What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: He passed? Most embarrassing moment: Not talking about it.

Most unforgettable moment: Playing in the sectional championship game for basketball senior year. Ultimate sports fantasy: Playing in the Super Bowl. What I would like to do in life: I want to be a welder. Three words that best describe me:

Fun, outgoing, very smart.

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Putnam County senior Michael Weide says his grandma, LuAnne Winter, has had the greatest influence his athletic career, because “she goes to all my games and supports me even when I do bad.” His mother, Joy, has had the greatest influence on his life, because “she encourages me to do my best in school.”

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Today’s Ticket A look at the upcoming area sports schedule:

in Princeton Regional at Tiskilwa, 5 p.m. Softball: L/O at HBR, Princeton at Kewanee, PC at Woodland, 4:30 p.m. Track: Boys - St. Bede at Princeton, 4:30 p.m. Tennis: Boys - Streator at Princeton, 4 p.m.

Thursday, May 8 Baseball: Hall at Kewanee, Morrison at BV, Rockridge at Princeton, Peoria Christian at PC 4:30 p.m. Soccer: Girls - Princeton at Byron, 6 p.m. Softball: Kewanee at Hall, Morrison at BV, Rockridge at Princeton, Peoria Christian at PC 4:30 p.m. Tennis: Boys - St. Bede at Princeton, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14 Baseball: Annawan/Wethersfield at Hall, BV at Rockridge, St. Bede at Orion, Stark County at PC, 4:30 p.m. Soccer: Girls - DePue vs. Princeton in Princeton Regional at Tiskilwa, 5 p.m. Softball: Hall at Annawan/Wethersfield, Stark County at PC, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 9 Baseball: Hall at Riverdale, Erie/ Prophetstown at Princeton, PC at Mendota, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Erie/Prophetstown at Princeton, Riverdale at Hall, PC at Mendota, 4:30 p.m. Track: Boys - Princeton at Geneseo, 4:30 p.m. Girls - Three Rivers Conference Meet at Rockridge, 4 p.m.

Thursday, May 15 Baseball: BV at L/O, Hall at Princeton, 4:30 p.m. Softball: BV at L/O, Hall at Princeton, 4:30 p.m. Track: Girls - 1A sectional at Bureau Valley, 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 Baseball: Wethersfield at PC, 10 a.m. Softball: Wethersfield at PC, 10 a.m. Monday, May 12 Baseball: BV at Morrison, Henry at Hall, HBR at L/O, Mendota at St. Bede, Stillman Valley at Princeton, Woodland at PC, 4:30 p.m. Softball: HBR at L/O, Woodland at PC, 4:30 p.m. Track: Coed - Hall, PC, St. Bede at Illinois Valley Meet at Ottawa, 4 p.m.

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Shannon Reuter and the Bureau Valley Storm softball team will be hosting Morrison for a Three Rivers contest on Thursday, May 8. Tuesday, May 13 Baseball: BV at Riverdale, L/O at HBR, Princeton at Kewanee. PC at Woodland, 4:30 p.m. Soccer: Girls - Hall vs. Alleman

Friday, May 16 Baseball: BV at Riverdale, L/O at Henry, Princeton at St. Bede, 4:30 p.m. Soccer: Girls - Princeton Regional finals at Tiskilwa, 5 p.m. Softball: BV at Kewanee, L/O at Henry, Princeton at St. Bede, 4:30 p.m. Track: Boys - Three Rivers Conference Meet at Morrison, 4 p.m. Girls - 2A sectional at Plano, 4 p.m.

Hennepin Park District offers Red Cross swimming lessons HENNEPIN — The Hennepin Park District is having three sessions of Red Cross swimming lessons this summer. Each session will be two weeks long. Red Cross has launched an improved Learn to Swim program this spring. There will still be six levels of swimming ability. Level 1 is the beginning class, and swimmers must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 and at least 42 inches tall to join this class. The morning sessions will be 40 minutes Monday through Friday. The night session will be 50 minutes Monday through Thursday. The first session is June 16 to June 27. The times for all levels are from 9 to 9:40 a.m., from 9:50 to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:40 to 11:20 a.m. The second session is July 7 to 18. The times for all levels are from 9 to 9:40 a.m., from 9:50 to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:40 to 11:20 a.m. The third session is the night session, and it is July 21 to July 31. The times for all levels are from 6 to 6:50 p.m. and from 7 to 7:50 p.m. Registration for these sessions will start from 1 to 3 p.m. May 10 at the Hennepin Pool or during normal pool hours after May 10. The cost of the lessons is $33 per child. Hennepin or Hennepin Township residents are not charged. Granville, Granville Township and Mark will pay $33 per child for one session. Standard residents receive a $16.50 discount for one session. For more information, call the Hennepin Pool at 815-925-7319.

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MOMMY & ME Photo Contest

2nd Place Brittany McClure 4th Place Koreen Judd

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5th Place Brittany Bejster

Thank you to all who entered their treasured moments. Happy Motherʼs Day!


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