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Do you know the new laws? Medical marijuana and more ... By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Illinois residents will need to get up to speed on some new laws, including some traffic-related laws and the legalization of medical marijuana. On Aug. 1, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, resulting in Illinois becoming the 21st state in the country

to legalize medical marijuana. “This new law will provide that relief and help eligible patients ease their suffering, while making sure Illinois has the nation’s strictest safeguards to prevent abuse,” Quinn said. The new law enacts strict restrictions on the cultivation centers to ensure professional licensing, 24-hour surveillance and inventory control, Quinn said. There will be 22 cultivation centers, which is one for each State Police

District. Each cultivation center must comply with local zoning laws and be located at least 2,500 feet from day care centers and schools, the governor said. Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson said he does not view the use of medical marijuana as the big problem which some of society may perceive it to be. He thinks medical marijuana can be a good thing to give some people a relief from their suffering. As far as any potential problems for law enforcement, Thompson said there

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PRINCETON – An unfair labor practice complaint has been filed against Bureau County with the Illinois Labor Relations Board by the Police Benevolent Labor Committee (PBLC). As explained at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Bureau County Board, the crux of the complaint is that a contract agreement was apparently reached on or around May 31 with the county, Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson and the Police Benevolent Labor Committee (PBLC) on a new two-year contract, but the sheriff has not yet signed it. Board member Steve Sondgeroth brought up the contract issue, asking why it had not yet been signed. Board Chairman Dale Anderson said a tentative collective bargaining agreement was reached on or around May 31 between the county, the sheriff and the PBLC. When the labor attorney asked if everyone was in agreement, there were no concerns voiced by anyone, as he remembered it, Anderson said. Negotiating team members Bob Albrecht, Mike Maynard and Jeff Mangrich agreed with Anderson, saying they do not remember any concerns being voiced at that meeting.

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Back to school time! The Ohio Community Consolidated School District was back in session on Thursday. Students were greeted with warm smiles and friendly “hellos” from their new teachers as they arrived for their first day back. Misty Davis insisted on taking a quick “first day of school photo” of her three children — first-grader Katie (left), fifth-grader Meghan and junior Bradley as she dropped them off for the day — which was met with mixed reactions from her children.

Residents sue over wind farm By David Giuliani Shaw Media Service

DIXON – The battle over a planned wind farm in southwestern Lee County was long expected to end up in the courts. And so it has. On Wednesday, nearly 60 residents filed a lawsuit against the county and Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power. Represented by Rockford attorney Rick Porter, the residents say they own more than 13,000 acres. They are asking the court to stop the

project from beginning and to declare its permits void. In May, the county board voted 12-9 for the controversial 53-turbine wind farm, overruling a zoning board recommendation against the project, known as the Green River Wind Farm. The landowners said they had to file the lawsuit. “Clearly, this action is necessary to save the value of our homes and farms and to protect the environment, in the face of so much evidence at the ZBA hearings that the construction of so many turbine towers in this populated

and fertile farming area will cause very lasting damage,” Sandy Kruse, one of the landowners, said in a statement. The lawsuit said the wind farm is incompatible with surrounding land uses. The project, it said, will decrease property values, destroy views, create shadow flicker and “incessant and annoying” noise, and hurt wildlife. The lawsuit identified what the landowners consider procedural errors leading up to the county’s approval of the special-use permits for the project.

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The new playground equipment in the DePue White City neighborhood was erected this week. Pea gravel is expected to be spread below the equipment sometime this weekend. DePue Men’s Club President Steve Solorio anticipates the playground will be ready for use at the beginning of next week.

A fun addition in DePue Village, men’s club install new playground equipment By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

DEPUE – The White City neighborhood in DePue is now sporting a new playground, thanks to the village board and the DePue Men’s Club. It’s been a goal for about five years for the men’s club to bring in new playground equipment, and on Tuesday, construction of the equipment finally took place. Club President Steve

Solorio explained the old playground equipment was aging and in bad shape, becoming a potential danger to the children. The club finally made a decision this spring to put money aside to fund half of the $25,000 equipment. The village board approved in March to split the cost with the club. “I think it’s nice we can work together. It’s always been easy to work with the village; they have been really good to us,” Solorio said.

The new equipment is similar to the playground equipment that was erected in Lake Park a few years back. The blue and orange color scheme was selected to reflect DePue’s school colors and hometown pride. Solorio explained the men’s club was hoping to have the playground set earlier this summer, however, the playground company found themselves behind and wasn’t able to get to DePue until later in the summer. Despite the hold up, Solorio is happy with the new equipment and believes it

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Lights, camera, action ... success! Festival 56 says 2013 summer season went well By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON – It was another successful summer season for Festival 56. Princeton Theatre Group President Maureen Droessler said attendance was strong; the shows were well received; and people are already looking forward to the fall season. One of the biggest perks of the season was the record turnout for the Shakespeare in the Park production of “Macbeth.” Droessler explained it’s never known how an audience will react to the dark drama shows. “Usually people like the more lighter shows,” she said. “But people came out to see ‘Macbeth.’ We’re always so pleased to put on the free Shakespeare performance for the community.” Another popular show this season that created soldout performances was “The Full Monty.” The risky show featured six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on cash and prospects, who decide to present a strip act after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales.

Droessler said the show attracted many types of audiences and was a great production, in which the whole community responded to with great enthusiasm. Looking ahead this fall, the festival will provide three additional performances. The season will kick off on Nov. 22 with “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” which Droessler said the festival is looking forward to presenting the popular Neil Simon comedy. “I think people will enjoy this show, and it’s directed by a good friend of the festival that I think people will enjoy having back,” she said. The season will carry on with “Still Dreaming of a White Christmas,” by Laura Brigham beginning Dec. 6 and “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” by Mike Daisey, beginning Dec. 13. Droessler explained the Daisey production has raised controversy with its’ depiction of the manufacturing of Apple computer components in China. She anticipates it will bring for a very interesting show that audiences will find quite interesting. A special program for the children will also soon be announced for the fall season, which will have a tie with the local schools. For a full schedule of show times and a description of the productions, visit www.festival56.com. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Where’s Dexter Brigham? Much talk has been circulating about Festival 56 Artistic Director Dexter Brigham accepting a new position in Midland, Mich., with people wondering whether Festival 56 will continue. The Princeton native was one of the originators/supporters of Festival 56 from its inception. Festival 56 President Maureen Droessler has confirmed Brigham will remain the artistic director for Festival 56, while he takes on the work of being a director for a program in Midland. Droessler confirmed the Brigham family has retained their home in Princeton. Brigham’s plan is to spend his time in Princeton working with the festival in the summer season and will commute back and forth from Princeton to Michigan for the fall season. The rest of the year Brigham will spend a lot of his time in Michigan but will be out and about around Princeton some weekends. Earlier this year, the festival hired a long-time friend of the festival to carry on everyday duties of the Grace Performing Arts Center building, when Brigham is out of town.

More than just new shoes By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — School preparedness means more than just getting new school supplies and clothes, according to Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) director Jonathon Monken. With the month of August designated as School Preparedness Month, Monken is encouraging parents to include emergency preparedness in those backto-school plans. “For many parents,

back-to-school planning usually means picking up notebooks, pencils, crayons and other school supplies,” Monken said. “But the new school year is also a good time to make sure you know your school’s plans for keeping kids safe during an emergency and for providing your current emergency contact information to school office.” Bureau County ESDA coordinator Kris Donarski encouraged parents to contact their schools to see what emergency plans are in place, so they know the procedures if

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Lawsuit From Page 1 The company, for instance, failed to provide a turbine layout, a noise model, or a plan for how it would decommission abandoned turbines, the lawsuit said. Mainstream’s materials also lacked a certificate from a registered professional engineer that the tower design is sufficient to withstand wind load requirements, according to the lawsuit. During 10 months of study, the zoning board held 32 meetings on the wind farm, totaling 80 hours. Its denial of the wind farm was a reversal of its decadelong support of such projects. Previous wind farms sailed through the zoning board in one meeting, but opposition grew over time in Lee County. Wind farm supporters argued during the hearings that wind farms bring in much tax revenue for schools and other local government agencies. But one zoning board member said he was focused on the highest and best use of land, not profits and tax revenue. Others said the petition was incomplete.

Contract From Page 1 On Thursday, Anderson said the sheriff has put up a stumbling block to getting this contract ratified. The county board approved the tentative contract agreement at its June meeting, and he signed it. The PBLC was ready to sign the agreement, but the sheriff has not signed it. The complaint against the sheriff and the county was filed on Aug. 1 with the Illinois Labor Relations Board, and the county received the notice on Aug. 5, Anderson said. No date has been set for a hearing date before the Labor Relations Board. Concerning the work of the deputies, Anderson said the deputies are currently working under the old two-year contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, which stays in effect until a new agreement is reached and signed by all parties. The new contract, once ratified, will be effective from Dec. 1, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2014. On Friday, Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson said he, as sheriff, is

Bureau County Republican • bcrnews.com The zoning board split 3-2 against the wind farm. Kendall Guither, one of the suing landowners, said the zoning board heard much evidence that the project would hurt neighbors. “We believe there is evidence that certain members of the Lee County Board acted inappropriately and reached a decision that is hard to square with the findings of the ZBA,” Guither said in a statement. Lee County Board Chairman Rick Ketchum and Vince Green, Mainstream’s project manager, couldn’t be reached for comment. Mainstream’s proposal is part of a three-county wind farm, which includes Whiteside and Bureau counties. Last year, Whiteside County approved nine turbines, while Bureau County’s zoning panel recommended against the company’s plan for 19 turbines, saying it didn’t meet the county’s requirements. Mainstream withdrew its proposal in Bureau County, saying it would submit a new plan. Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com.

the one who is responsible for enforcing and maintaining the contract. The county is listed in the complaint (with the Labor Relations Board) because the county pays the salaries. Both he and the union agree there are deep problems inherent in the language of the new contract which need to be changed and corrected, Thompson said. Last spring, he was willing to sign a sidebar agreement which would go ahead with the raises for the deputies, and therefore allowing more time to further address the language problems within the contract, Thompson said. One of the problems dealt with the dismissal of an employee, but that was not the only issue, he said. At that time, he thought everyone was in agreement on the side letter for the raises, Thompson said. When he was brought the actual contract itself to sign, he couldn’t do it, he said. Thompson said a meeting is set for Aug. 21 with involved parties to discuss the next step. Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com.

Mass casualty exercise planned today in Ladd PRINCETON — The Bureau Putnam Emergency Preparedness Community Partners is holding a mass casualty exercise today, Saturday, in Ladd. There will be increased emergency traffic in the area in the morning. Participating in the exercise is personnel from St. Margaret’s Hospital, Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Mendota Community Hospital, Perry Memorial Hospital, various fire departments and EMS providers, Bureau County Mounted Search and Rescue, Bureau County Sheriff’s Department personnel, the Princeton Chapter of the American Red Cross, Bureau County Coroner, Bureau/Putnam County Health Department personnel and many others. The public is advised to use caution when in the area.

Shriners hold free evaluation clinic PERU — The Northern Illinois Valley Shrine Club of Peru will hold a screening clinic for Shriners Hospitals for Children. The clinic is from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at IVCH. Parents/guardians of children who might benefit from services provided by Shriners Hospitals are invited to this free screening/evaluation clinic. Doctors will be available to screen patients for conditions treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago. Shriners Hospitals for Children provide treatment for children up to age 18 with orthopedic concerns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate and burns. “Children eligible for care will receive all services in a family centered environment, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay,” said Bill Thomas of Peru. Illinois Valley Community Hospital can also contact Mohammed Temple in Bartonville at 309-633-2802 or email mohammedshrine@sbcglobal.net to provide free transportation to and from the hospital. The hospital can provide free lodging, depending on each case.

New laws From Page 1 could be some enforcement issues as far as drivers, since the indications of cannabis/ marijuana use aren’t the same as with alcohol use. Cannabis use is determined by blood or urine tests, which would involve a medical facility, he said. As far as any potential increased break-ins of homes where medical marijuana might be used, the sheriff said he does not see that as a problem. People who use cannabis are not typically problematic or violent, he said. In another new law, the governor has signed a law, dubbed “Patricia’s Law,” which would prohibit judges from granting supervi-

sion to anyone charged in a fatal accident if the person has a prior conviction or was previously on court supervision for another serious traffic violation. Thompson said he thinks this is a good and appropriate law. When the court starts giving out supervisions, people aren’t serving the time to which they were sentenced, and that’s a problem, he said. In early August, the governor also signed a law requiring anyone ages 18 to 21 who did not take a driver’s education course in high school to complete an adult driver’s education course before he or she could receive a driver’s license. Thompson said he has mixed emotions about this new law. His

concern is that people may not be able to afford to take the class. A prime example of that person could be someone who has dropped out of high school or someone who is working a minimum wage job. If that person can demonstrate his driving ability to the driver’s license facility, then that is something to consider. But on the other hand, the driver’s education course does give the person a much broader educational background on various laws, Thompson said. The new law will also open up new jobs as more people are trained and hired to teach those classes, he said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

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Patriot Renewable Fuels marks fifth year ANNAWAN — Since 2008, Patriot Renewable Fuels LLC in Annawan has purchased more than 200 million bushels of corn from area farmers. Further processing of that corn at Annawan created 550 million gallons of ethanol that reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil and 1.5 million tons of dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS) used globally in animal feed. Patriot Renewable Fuels will celebrate five years of business growth on Aug. 31, and has invited legislators and policy-makers to the facility to learn about the importance of corn processing to the region. “As we celebrate this milestone, we must thank area growers and grain elevators for their ongoing and continued support,” said Gene Griffith, president of Patriot Renewable Fuels. “In just five years, we’ve contributed significantly to the area economy through more than $18 million in direct and related industry jobs, and by giving farmers new, and important global market access through innovative partnerships.” Specifically, Griffith says, CHS, a farmer-owned cooperative and a leading energy, grains and foods company, has helped Patriot Renewable Fuels connect to global DDGS markets. Patriot produces 320,000 tons of high-quality animal feed annually that are loaded into containers on site and exported by CHS to Asian countries including China, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan.

Police reports Princeton Police Retail theft

Jake W. Wuckert, 21, of Bureau was charged with retail theft in Walmart at 4:55 a.m. Aug. 9.

Criminal trespass

Christopher A. Bookwalter, 22, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespass to real property in the 100 block of South Church Street at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 9.

Accident

A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old girl of Princeton rear-ended a vehicle driven by Erica L. McComber, 36, of Tiskilwa in the 300 block of North Main Street at 4:14 p.m. Aug. 12.

Spring Valley Police Warrant arrest

Joshua D. Meagher, 25, of Spring Valley was picked up on a LaSalle County warrant for violation of an order of protection in the 500 block of West Dakota Street at 9:22 p.m. Aug. 9.

Accident

A vehicle driven by Sarah A. Lukarcic, 18, of Spring Valley struck a vehicle driven by Robert E. Lee Jr., 50, of Spring Valley in the 300 block of East Dakota Street at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

“Our DDGS exports have contributed an additional $300 million reduction on our nation’s U.S. trade deficit,” he said. “Over five years, corn purchased from area growers and processed into DDGS, a value-added protein ingredient, has fed approximately five million hogs.” Patriot recently expanded its relationship with CHS by naming the farmer-owned cooperative as its ethanol marketing partner. “Over the last five years, Patriot Renewable Fuels has shipped approximately 18,000 rail cars of ethanol. Together, Patriot Renewable Fuels and CHS are contributing significantly to rural economic development and providing consumers with a dependable, high quality ethanol fuel supply.” CHS is rapidly expanding its ethanol platform and Griffith anticipates the partnership could mean additional global market access; good news for Patriot and area growers. “Five years ago, I knew starting this business would be a big project because as a start-up, you don’t have a legal, IT or marketing team like the big corporations. But by strategically working with CHS, we’ve gained valuable marketing, risk management and logistics expertise, which has contributed to our success,” said Griffith. Patriot Renewable Fuels also produces 320,000 tons annually of dried distillers grains, a by-product used as a high-quality protein ingredient in livestock feed.

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It’s no wonder baby boomers worry about outliving their retirement savings. One out of four 65 year olds today can expect to live past 90, and if they’re married, one of every four will live even longer. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day, it’s a big worry for 26 percent of the U.S. population. “The biggest concern for boomers is living too long, or getting sick, and running out of money,” says Rao K. Garuda, an engineer-turned-independent financial planning advisor specializing in work with seniors, high net worth business owners and professionals. “The average 65 year old retires today with $500,000 to $1 million in assets, and while that might sound like a lot to a 20 year old, it isn’t,” Garuda says. Even if you plan to continue some kind of work post-retirement – as many people do whether because they must or because they enjoy it – it’s imperative to plan ahead for the day you can’t work, he says. “Equally important, people deserve the freedom to make choices about how they’ll spend their last 20 or 30 years, especially if they’ve spent 45 years going to work every day. That’s part of the American dream,” Garuda says. “And you don’t have to earn a fortune to save a fortune!” Garuda shares four things everyone should know about preparing for retirement:

Taxes are the biggest expense anyone has. Besides federal, state, city and death taxes there are 59 other different ways your money is taxed, Garuda said. “If you save $1, Uncle Sam will help you by waiting for his cut of that $1. With planning, you can put him on hold for about two generations,” he added. With tax-free compounding, a relatively small amount of money saved can yield huge returns years from now.

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Obituaries Cheryl Sweger SPRING VALLEY — Cheryl J. Sweger, 57, a resident of the Spring Valley Nursing Home died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in the home. She was born Dec. 1, 1955, in LaSalle to Charles and Beatrice (Temple) Sweger. She worked at Horizon Industries for several years. Surviving are one sister, Nancy (Tom) Weeks of LaMoille; four brothers, David (Laura) Sweger of Mendota, Donald (Sharon) Sweger of Princeton, Duane Sweger of Troy Grove and Dennis (Barb) Sweger of Oglesby; and four nieces, three nephews and one great-niece. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Charlene, in 2007. Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, in the Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Troy Grove, with the Rev. Bill Ultch officiating. Burial will be in the Troy Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. The Merritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Horizon House.

Daniel Nickells PRINCETON — Daniel G. Nickells, 47, of Princeton passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at home in Princeton. Arrangements are pending at the GrantJohnson Funeral Home in Princeton.

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There was time I’m not sure why it hit me so hard, but the other day as I was putting together Thursday’s newspaper, I was checking dates on the top of each page. Luckily, each page read Aug. 15, 2013, however, it didn’t set well with me. That’s right, my friends. Half of August is gone, kaput, absent, missing ... Where did it go? Why it wasn’t that many years ago when August seemed to go on forever — a steamy, hot friend who came and didn’t leave until school started after Labor Day. I loved him like one cherishes any free-spirited friend who challenges the norm and kicks caution Terri to the wind. August was the kid who Simon didn’t abide by any rules and sucked you into his whimsical ways and mischievous monkey business. August was the time when our adults pretty much left us alone. Perhaps it was because they were so sick of our antics they couldn’t muster the energy to keep us on the straight and narrow for one more day ... or maybe they just knew school was looming in the not-too-distant future and this was going to be our last hurrah. Either way, August was the culmination of our summer, and probably only because we wanted it to, the days drug on and on and on ... We loved it. We spent countless hours doing everything yet nothing. We played in the fresh water spring in the pasture and made the trek to Big Bureau Creek as often as we could. We laid in the grass and talked ... again about everything yet nothing. We sat on the porch. We rode our bikes on countless adventures. And we completely ignored the new school clothes, the new saddle shoes and the new school supplies, knowing these items were like the enemies that would ultimately fire the bullets that would kill our summertime bliss. We would spend an enormous amount of time planning our visit to the Bureau County Fair; daily, we counted the money we had saved. We spent hours trying to figure out how much money would be devoted to rides on the Ferris wheel, the tilt-a-whirl and the merry mixer, which each cost only 50 cents back then — long before armbands were even invented. We looked forward to the fair with all the gusto kids from the ‘60s could muster, and never once, did the academic equation of starting school ever enter into our plans. After all, August was for daydreaming, lollygagging, soaking up every bit of summertime fun with no thoughts of schedules, homework. School was as far away from our youthful minds as it could get, and we liked it that way. We lived in the moment and thought of nothing further than that moment. There was time ... plenty of it. But then somewhere along the line, some school board member somewhere in the world made the ugly decision to start school in August (probably some board member who never had the chance to study the clouds in an August sky, play in the murky waters of the local creek or ride his bike down a gravel road — destination, unknown). His fellow board members agreed, and the idea of starting school in August spread like a wildfire, ravaging every summer dream in its path. It was a spark — presumably fueled by adult thinking that focused on getting out of school earlier in the spring; the use of snow days; the lack of air conditioning in schools; and more. Though the excuses were as weak as a kid with a supposed stomach ache on the day of his math test, the motion was made, seconded and passed. School boards across the country jumped on that yellow school bus bandwagon, and now, we are left to wonder where August really went. The result? August has been interrupted, and I, for one, resent it. Today’s kids will never know the wonderful, lingering, hot and steamy, lollygagging days of August. But there’s no more time. I’m sorry, kids, for your loss ...

Some said it would never open. It would never produce a gallon of energy. It would never employ the people it would take to run such a plant. It would never affect grain prices the way it was predicted. It was the wrong location. The wrong time. They’d never find enough investors. Even when it did open, they said it would never Tim make a dime. Evans Patriot Renewable Fuels LLC taught those Doubting Thomases a lot in the first five years since it starting producing grain ethanol from corn in a field just east of Annawan along Interstate 80. The group raised millions of dollars, borrowed millions of dollars and today, that debt load keeps falling. But the plant has kept up with the times, made high tech innovations that have made it one of the most efficient ethanol plants in the country; built a rail system that was second to none; and a became a plant that innovated and invested in itself to now produce corn oil for bio-diesel. Patriot continues to study innovating new ways to make the plant even more efficient. It hasn’t always been pretty. Last year’s withered corn crop hurt. It also stung when the government pulled a 50-cent per gallon bonus for big oil blenders, creating a higher price for E-85, a fuel with 85 percent ethanol content. But Patriot managed through those tough times. The independent plant today employs more than 60, and like a child growing into adulthood, it’s getting better, smarter and more efficient with age. Since it’s opening in August 2008, a total of 200 million bushels of corn have been processed through the plant – producing 550 million gallons of ethanol fuel that has helped reduce America’s dependency on foreign oil.

The plant has contributed more than $18 million in direct and related industry jobs and has given local farmers new and important global markets for not only their corn, but things like dried distiller’s grain (DDGs), a high-quality feed that has amounted to 320,000 tons being shipped to Asia. It’s helped the rail business – with 18,000 rail cars full of ethanol going to markets in America and sometimes beyond. It’s helped local trucking businesses, hauling in approximately 180 truckloads of field corn a day, plus hauling away hundreds of loads of DDGs per week.. It’s an amazing story of determination and the idea of just a few people who visited existing plants in northern Illinois and just over the Wisconsin border as they looked at the giant local corn crop that was getting just $2.80 a bushel at the time. It was then they realized they needed to put together a feasibility study, which was funded by the county. The founders asked questions like: Why are we banging our heads against the wall in trying to attract industry to Henry County when we could create our own? Founders questioned the fact there were ethanol plants rising all over Iowa – so why not Illinois as well? Today, Iowa and Illinois need to be pacesetters in leading America toward even more usage of ethanol. Getting big government to believe 15 percent — rather than the present 10 percent — ethanol in our gasoline has been delayed time and time again in Washington, despite study after study that proves adding another 5 percent won’t affect engines. Each state can approve putting 15 percent of corn ethanol in your vehicle by simply voting in the new standard. Months down the road, it will prove to the rest of the country 15 percent ethanol is a great thing for America. But the big oil companies don’t like the fact the ethanol industry has taken 10 percent of

their business already, so they fight it and legislators stall. What can you do about it? Call your congressmen and senators. Talk to them about making this happen in at least Illinois. It’s actually one of the only really good things Illinois may have going for it, plus it will continue to help the local rural economy. Patriot Renewable Fuels rose from a simple idea. Today, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, it’s an industry that not only helps the local economy, but aids the environment by creating more fuels that burn cleaner. To this day, Patriot has contributed more than $1.2 billion to the nation’s reduction in its dependence on foreign oil. That’s a pretty significant number. This month, Patriot Renewable Fuels celebrates five years of existence since creating it’s first gallon. Five years of profits. Five years of creating a better life for grain farmers and other related businesses. It’s a story of great achievement, sound accomplishment and re-educating ourselves about an awakened industry that had been around for more than a century. It was accomplished through great leadership, 200 investors that had faith it would work and something called determination. It’s one of the Midwest’s great success stories and those who were involved from the beginning should be proud. But this is no time to simply toast and rest on success. There still is work to be done, and the plant will continue to grow, innovate and help the local economy – if we continue to rally behind it, promote it and be an advocate for use of more ethanol. Tim Evans is the former publisher of the Geneseo Republic when the Patriot Renewable Fuels plant became reality. He is presently the general manager for the News-Gazette Community Newspapers based in Rantoul, a subsidiary of The News-Gazette in Champaign-Urbana.

Don’t burst my balloon ... Runaway balloons are proof that you can escape the clutches of a fist that tries to keep you down. When I met one today, I cheered it on to keep flying past the sharp branches of really tall trees. I didn’t know how much longer it could stay in the sky. Because all it will do is float until it can’t anymore, though my instincts tell me it ended up in Paris to spend its final heliumfilled moments on the top of the Eiffel Tower. It is there this glittery balloonbeing sighs and thinks life has been good to it. The only purpose it had was to live freely and to spread joy. When I found it, it had already served its duty at Mary and Robert’s 57th anniversary for as long as it was absolutely necessary. And when the time was right, it flung itself into the air and kept moving to keep the joy spreading. Throughout the journey, it waved to children playing in the street; it ran alongside a dog who happily tried to chase it; and it met me who finally looked up for the first time in a while.

Kathy Tun COMMENTARY Some people remind me of runaway helium balloons. I admire how carefree they are and how they continue to climb in any which way they choose. And no matter where they go, they manage to spread joy to those they meet. They also swerve and dip without a fear of falling. These balloon-like people don’t need the wind, but they trust it when it flings them in a new direction. And then they continue to float and float and float. And, more importantly, they let themselves dance. If we are lucky, we get to meet a handful of these special people. We learn their names and keep their secrets. We call them our family and our closest pals. But sometimes, like a balloon in a sky, the people that we admire are too far up for us to ever get close to. We admire them from

afar, but it’s enough to make us feel like we have a connection. We admire them because they have the ability to stand out against the normal palette of an everyday sky. Among the blues and the whites, or the grays and the darker grays, they always shine on. Our eyes catch a glimmer of their reflecting light, and we are captivated. And we love that they shine because they reflect the light that it bathes in. From the sun to the balloon, and then from the balloon to us; it is a gift of light that just keeps passing along. What I find most intriguing and special about runaway balloons is the freedom they have found for themselves. These metallic wonders don’t let anyone control them because they stray beyond anyone’s grasp; but they just manage to hold onto a thread of our attention — if only to remind us that we too can fly. Kathy Tun of Spring Valley is a sophomore at Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington. She can be reached in care of this newspaper at P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356.


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Birth announcements — Meet the newest arrivals to the Bureau County area on Page 8. Full announcements run each Saturday.

Education — Colleges and universities release dean’s lists. See Page 9.

More entries received in PJWC baby contest PRINCETON — Fifteen more entries have been received in this year’s Princeton Junior Woman’s Club baby contest. They include: Evalynn Leck, 5 months, the daughter of James Leck and Daisy Underwood of Bureau; Cullen Johnston, 7 months, the son of Eric and Olivia Johnston of Princeton; Alivia Norman, 4 months, the daughter of Nate and Nachelle Norman of Princeton; Karter Catton, 12 months, the son of Josh and Lisa Catton of Wyanet; Adalyn Mavity, 11 months, the daughter of Danny and Laury Mavity of Spring Valley; Logan Kemper Michael Duffy, 9 months,

the son of Duanna Duffy of Princeton; Payton Adams, 12 months, the daughter of Katie Wright and Bryan Adams of Walnut; Avery May, 9 months, the daughter of Eric May and Mandi Gross; Braden Thompson, 18 months, the son of Sam and Tara Thompson of Princeton; Landon Hermeyer, 15 months, the son of Jen Matthews and Justin Hermeyer of Princeton; Noah Hubbard, 3 1/2 months, the son of Troy Hubbard and Jennifer Muncey of Princeton; Brevin Brokaw, 11 1/2 months, the son of Adam and Kimber Brokaw of Tiskilwa; Pierce Molln, 12 months, the son of Ryan and Dani-

elle Molln of Princeton; Jayden Taylor, 3 months, the son of Jamie and Josh Taylor of Princeton; Kinsleigh Lynn Marie Prokes, 5 1/2 months, the daughter of Kristina Wright and Michael Prokes; and Josie Danielle Wiggim, 15

months, the daughter of Matt and Andrea Wiggim of Princeton. Voting will begin today, Saturday, and continue until noon on Sept. 13. The photographs will be displayed at Central Bank, Midland States Bank, Cen-

true Bank and Heartland Bank & Trust. The photos will be rotated on a weekly basis between the four banks. Each photograph will have a corresponding canister in which to place votes. One dollar equals 100 votes. The winner

will be notified on Sept. 13 and introduced during that evening’s Homestead Festival awards ceremony and pork dinner/ice cream social. All winners and their parents will have a spot in the Homestead Festival parade.

Brevin Brokaw

Pierce Molln

Jayden Taylor

Kinsleigh Prokes

Evalynn Leck

Logan Duffy

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Alivia Norman

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Noah Hubbard

Josie Wiggim

Payton Adams

Avery May

Braden Thompson

Landon Hermeyer

Community Notes Donations no longer needed PRINCETON — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton is no longer accepting donations of canes, crutches, shower benches, walkers, etc. However, they would like the return of borrowed hospital equipment belonging to the Legion and wheelchairs especially needed to be returned if no longer needed. Equipment can be left in the vestibule with a name and phone number.

BBQ rib cook-off PRINCETON — The third annual Homestead Festival BBQ rib cook-off will be Sept. 15. An entry form and rules can be downloaded at www.homesteadfestival.com. Payouts will be $700 for

first, $400 for second, $200 for third, and $100 for fourth and fifth. For more information, contact Shawn Brown at 815-866-6633.

Genealogy Guild meeting OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild will meet at 1 p.m. today, Saturday, at the Guild Library, 115 W. Glover St., Ottawa. Dennis H. Cremin will be the speaker. He will talk about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps along the I&M Canal.

Cookout PRINCETON — The Bureau Valley Buddy Bags will hold a cookout at Sullivan’s in Princeton from 11 a.m. to 2

p.m. today, Saturday. They will be serving pork chop sandwiches, brats and hot dogs.

Cookout PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a Wyanet Locker cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Saturday, in the CarQuest parking lot in Princeton. The menu includes ribeyes, pork chop sandwiches, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and soda or water. All proceeds will be used to purchase medical equipment for Perry Memorial Hospital.

Fundraiser planned LADD — The Ladd American Legion

Ladies Auxiliary of Post 938 in Ladd will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Rip’s in Ladd. The donation is $7. Choices will be light, dark or strips; beverages are extra. There will be a bake sale, 50/50 drawing and raffle. Carry-outs are available at the front door by calling 815-894-3051 and home delivery is available in Ladd. Tickets are available at the door or from any member.

IVCC Facilities Committee meeting OGLESBY — The IVCC Board’s Facilities Committee is meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Board Room, C307, to discuss protection, health and safety (PHS) projects for tax year 2013. For more information, call board secretary Jeanne Hayden at 815-224-0402.

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PAC presents Afro-pop/reggae concert Aug. 25 PRINCETON — For the past four years, Prairie Arts Council has sponsored a summer outdoor concert at the Soldiers and Sailors Park and has brought a variety of entertainment for your musical enjoyment. This year they will bring Mathew Tembo, an award-winning Afropop and reggae musician hailing from Zambia, Southern Africa. He is an important ambassador of Zambian music culture both in America,

where he resides now, and abroad. Originally a reggae singer only, Tembo was approached while giving a presentation at the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, by one of the professors there. He was asked why he played reggae and not African music since he was from Africa. Upon returning home from that European tour in 2004, Tembo began a self-taught exploration of traditional Afri-

can instruments such as the silimba and kalumbu. He now incorporates the use of these instruments into his original compositions. Tembo studied music education at Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce in Zambia majoring in classical piano and later studied primary education with a concentration in music at the University of Zambia. He continues his quest for higher education in DeKalb, at

the renowned school of music at Northern Illinois University where he is wrapping up his graduate degree in world music performance. This summer concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 25. Concert-goers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be available during the concert. This concert is free to the public and is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust.

Births Announced Faber Derik Faber and Tiffany Marquez of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Brielle Alexandra, born Aug. 5 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighted 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two sisters, Madison Marquez, 6, and Natasha Faber, 6. Maternal grandparents are Sherri Quillen of Princeton and Timothy Marquez of Mendota. Paternal grandparents are David and Debra Faber of Princeton. Great-grandparents are Rosa Sharon Williamson of Princeton and Joann Creason of Princeton.

Fournier Ryan Fournier and Shannon Klein of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Rosalie Ann, born Aug. 11 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Randy Klein and Rebecca Flanagan of Savanna. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Rebecca Palmer of Naperville.

Haun Zachary Haun and Sara Davies of Princeton are the parent of a son, Kaden Lee, born Aug. 11 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are John and Donna Davies and Princeton. Paternal grandparents are Ken Haun of Mendota and Missy Maggio of LaSalle.

Huber Lewis Huber and Nina Feehan of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Adelea Rhythm, born Aug. 4 at St. Margaret’s Hospital

in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 1/2 inches in length.

Garcia Williy and Veronica (Escatel) Garcia of DePue are the parents of a son, Williy Diego, born Aug. 13 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. He was welcomed home by three siblings, Marc, Keven and Isabella. Maternal grandparents are Angel and Bertha Escatel of DePue. Guillermo and Sulema M. of Texas.

Maggio Michael and Katie (Urnikis) Maggio of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter born Aug. 9 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Mattingly Robert and Deanna (Davies) Mattingly of Princeton the parents of a son, Wesley Robert, born Aug. 9 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two siblings, Olivia, 6, and Dominick, 4. Maternal grandparents are John

and Donna Davies of Princeton. Paternal grandparents are Mark Mattingly and Johanna Wagner of Princeton.

Kingston will share his birthday with his greatgrandma, Gloria Esler.

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Joshua and Brittani (Kuelper) Metzger of Clovis, N.M., are the parents of a daughter, Raleigh Elizabeth, born July 15 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, N.M. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are the late David Kuelper, and Lonnie and Rita Byrd of Wyanet. Paternal grandparents are John and Barb Metzger of Princeton. Great-grandparents are Marian Kuelper of Princeton, Bob and Carol Gunberg of Princeton, Fred and Joann Rose of Michigan, and Lee and Libby Dyer of Wyanet.

Chris and Cassie (Rodriquez) Miscevic of Oglesby are the parents of a daughter, Raelyn Ann, born Aug. 5 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two brothers, Mason, 15, and Nathan, 12.

Mosley Chad and Jessica (Solomon) Mosley of Ottawa are the parents of a son, Kingston William, born Aug. 9 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He was welcomed home by two brothers, Wesley, 11, and Kane, 5, and a sister, Piper, 3. Maternal grandparents are Kimberlee Esler of Simi Valley, Calif., and the late William W. Solomon. Paternal grandparents are Karen Mosley of Utica and David Mosley of Oklahoma City, Okla. Great-grandparents are Gloria Esler of Simi Valley, Calif., Rick and Lois Esler of Newbury Park, Calif., Rachel Solomon of Simi Valley, Calif., and Andy and Diane Solomom of Sherman Oaks, Calif.

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Otley Jesse and Jessica (Moore) Otley of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Kara Leigh, born Aug. 13 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. She weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two siblings, Kylee, 13, and Kaylee, 9. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Joyce Moore. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Gay Otley.

Make Someone Happy • Happy anniversary on Sunday to Paul and Nancy Kautz, and Earl and Betty Sutliff. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. • Happy anniversary on Monday to Ron and Bonnie Arnold. Hope you have a great day! With love from all your family and friends.

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Kunkels will note 60th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Louise) Kunkel of Wyanet will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass at 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tiskilwa. The family will enjoy dinner following the service at Verucchi’s Supper Club in Spring Valley. Joseph and Louise were married Aug. 22, 1953, in Holy Family Catholic Church, Oglesby, and live at 16061 1200 North Ave., Wyanet. They are the parents of seven children, Michael (Sharon) Kunkel of Eddyville, Ky., Linda (Mac) Abbey of Cairo, Egypt, David (Jill) Kunkel of Wyanet, Edward (Peggy) Kunkel of Princeton, Robert (Erin) Kunkel of Osh Kosh, Wis., Mary Jo (Mike) Gustafson of Princeton and Gary

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kunkel (Sara) Kunkel of Madison, Wis. They also have 29 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Joe is retired from farming and Louise is a homemaker. They are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tiskilwa. They request that gifts be omitted.

Fishers celebrate 40th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fisher celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on July 7 with a brunch in Peoria. Michael Fisher and the former Linda Underwood were united in marriage July 7, 1973, in the First Church of Christ in Sheffield. They have two sons, Chad (Angie) of Sheffield and Cory (Laura) of Bradford. They also have four grandchildren. On July 15, the couple also had a joint celebration with Helen and Frank Rich of Princeton (Linda’s parents) who

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fisher were celebrating their 50th anniversary. Forty friends and family members gathered for a luncheon at the senior center in Princeton.

Mays will celebrate 25th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Chad L. May of Princeton will celebrate their 25th anniversary. Chad May and the former Gloria Sue Haas, were married Aug. 20, 1988, in the Bache Chapel in Van Orin by the Rev. Lloyd Doyens. Chad is the son of Duane and Nancy May of Princeton. Gloria is the daughter of Richard and Carol Haas of rural Ohio, Ill. They are the parents of two daughters, Hallie Ann and McCaela Rae, both of Princeton. The couple will celebrate with their

Mr. and Mrs. Chad L. May daughters. Cards may be sent to the couple at: 717 Downey Drive, Princeton, IL 61356.


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Bedan Club gives tuition help The Bedan Club president, Mike Stariha (right), presented St. Bede Academy superintendent, Ted Struck, with a check for $10,000 to be used towards tuition assistance. The Bedan Club has also been the primary benefactor enabling the Academy to equip all of its classrooms with Promethian or Smart Boards (seen in the background).

University of Iowa IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa has released its dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester. Calvin Eli Fehr of Bradford and Ellen Elizabeth Andersen of Princeton received this honor. Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the Tippie College of

Business who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of graded course work during the semester are eligible for the Dean’s List. Undergraduate students in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine may qualify for the Dean’s List with fewer than 12 semester hours of graded credit if deemed appropriate by the college.

IVCH Auxiliary donates scholarships Members of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary gathered to congratulate Veronica Spangler of Peru (center, left) and Kendra King of Spring Valley (center, right), the recipients of two Auxiliary health careers scholarships. Spangler, who is pursuing a nursing degree at Aurora University, received the $1,000 Ruth Daniels Scholarship. King, a nursing student at Methodist College in Peoria, received the $500 Auxiliary Scholarship. Pictured, from left, are Auxilians Lisa Hobbs and Mary Kay Sanick, Spangler, King, and Auxilians Joan Rundle and Mary Beth Brantner.

College Dean’s Lists an A in a minimum of Western Illinois six (6) credit hours of graded courses; pass-fail University hours are not counted.

MACOMB — Joseph D. Pyszka of Dalzell and Jennifer L. Allen of Princeton have been names to Western Illinois University’s summer 2013 dean’s list. To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 equals

12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade point average or above for that semester.

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CHICAGO — Columbia College Chicago has named Alysha Donlan of Princeton to its Spring 2013 semester Dean’s List. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have take at least

NAPERVILLE — Michael Weidner of Wyanet has been named to North Central College’s 2013 spring term dean’s list. To be eligible for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must

DECATUR — Millikin University has released its traditional and high dean’s lists for the spring 2013 term. Area students are: Emily Cardot of LaMoille and Lauren Lewis of Mendota,

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The yield potential for crops in Bureau County looks fantastic at this point of the growing season. However, rainfall and first frost date will ultimately determine yield. Last week, we offered our customers the opportunity to take a ride with JMX Helicopter Service of Princeton and “scout” their crops from the air. What we saw from the air confirms what we can see from the ground. The corn appears to be uniform and lush across the whole field. Most of the corn crop has completed pollination and is the R3 (milky) stage of development. This is a humbling moment for us seed dealers, since the corn has reached the stage in which the potential yield of the crop can be estimated and our crop is judged by the growers. Yield estimates are an excellent source to determine the cornfield’s potential at this stage of the season. This is because the corn has reached the R3 (milky) stage, and ear has been developed enough to get a confident estimate of the yield. The “Yield Component Method” is the most popular method to use. To perform an “accurate” assessment, check several locations in the field. At each of these locations, measure off 17 feet 5 inches (for 30-inch row spacing) and pull three random harvestable ears. Then take the average count of kernels around the three ears and multiply that number by the average number of kernels long on the ears. Next, count the total harvested ears in the 17-foot, 5-inch row and multiply all three numbers together. Last, take that new number and divide by 90. The remaining number would be the estimate of the corn yield for the field. Please note this is just a rough estimate to determine corn yield, but gives a grower a “guestimate” of what that field might yield come harvest. We are not quite desperate for rain yet, but a few good showers would certainly

be helpful for the crop. For example, the Pioneer Field360 COMMENTARY Tools app shows we are 7 to 8 inches below our 10-year average on rain. Fortunately, the corn crop requires the most precipitation at the tassel/pollination stage and requires less precipitation in the later reproductive stages. The current cooler temperatures are helping the crop when it comes to needing less rainfall, but the cooler temperatures are not helping our need for Growing Degree Units (GDU). The average frost date for Bureau County would be around Oct. 10. A typical 113-day hybrid needs 2,760 GDUs to reach maturity, or Black Layer, and be safe from frost. At this time, we have achieved approximately 1,915 GDUs since a planting date of May 7. The Tools app suggests at this pace, we are about a week behind our average on achieving Black Layer. Estimated BlackLayer date would be around Sept. 30. The soybean crop is developing right along as well. Most of the soybeans have canopied. Pods are developing, and the rains that we can catch in the area late this month and in September go a long way in determining how the soybean crop will do at the pod fill stage. I have great hopes for this year’s crop after seeing the “big picture” from above. With adequate rainfall and an average frost, I am expecting growers to harvest great results when the combines roll this fall! Matt Denton resides in Princeton and is an associate representative with White Oak Ag Inc.

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Illinois wheat yield survey began Aug. 1 SPRINGFIELD — Soft Red Winter Wheat producers in Illinois should have received a questionnaire designed to collect data to be used in estimating county yields of the 2013 wheat harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Illinois Field Office began mailing the questionnaires to 3,500 wheat farmers. In August, telephone enumerators will attempt to follow up with them. “Information collected during this survey is used to set individual wheat county

estimates for all the major wheat producing counties in Illinois,” said Mark Schleusener, state statistician. County estimates are a vital part of agriculture and are used to evaluate and administer farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, insurance and loan programs. As with all NASS reports, results are published so that no individual producer can be identified. For more information, contact the Illinois Field Office at 800-622-9865.

Local 4-H member wins at horse show SPRINGFIELD — Dover-Berlin 4-H Club member Kiersten Pratt placed third in the stations phase and received a $1,000 scholarship at the 17th annual Superior Young Producer Award contest during the Illinois State Junior Horse Show, July 25. Almost 40 competed in this year’s contest, vying for one of five $1,000 scholarships to the college or university of their choice. The contest began by judging two halter classes and two performance classes. Contestants then took a written

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St. Matts’ bats come alive By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — St. Matthew’s hit their way into the Princeton Fastpitch Church League finals, defeating Bureau Township 9-4 Thursday at West Side Park, For the game, St. Matthew’s tallied 15 hits, three by Jake Reinhardt, Matt Cochran and Dayton Ince, and two each by Blake Whitson and Jon Henegar. St. Matthew’s, the No. 1 seed, advances into Saturday’s championship game, needing to knock off unbeaten United Methodist twice in the double-elimination format. St. Matt’s is the defending champion. Bureau Township got on the board first with Tony Claussen’s two-run single in the bottom of the first. Michael Robinson got the St. Matthew’s offense going with a lead-off double in the top of the third. He scored on a Henegar single. Reinhardt singled before Ince’s three-run homer to the left center gap. Whitson singled and scored on a Chris Waca double to put St. Matthew’s up 5-2. BT captain/pitcher Jeremy House singled to lead off the home half of the third, scoring on a RBI double by Zach Rosene to BCR photo/Mike Vaughn make it 5-3. St. Matthew’s Brad Snethen winds up for a delivery in Thursday’s Princeton St. Matt’s scored twice in Fastpitch Church League Tournament play at West Side Park. St. Matthew’s See Church Page 13 defeated Bureau Township 9-4 to advance to Saturday’s finals at 6 p.m.

Meet the Storm set Friday at BVHS MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will host the 2013 Meet the Storm Night for all fall sports Friday. Beginning at 6 p.m., all parents are urged to meet for approximately 30 minutes to discuss rules and procedures at the fol-

lowing locations: football (auditorium), cheerleaders (room 311), cross country (media center), volleyball (gym), golf (drivers ed room 444) and drill team (room 312). Following the meeting, all fall participants will be introduced

on the football field. After the introductions, the football and volleyball teams will hold a short practice/scrimmage. In case of inclement weather, all introductions will take place inside the gymnasium.

Area golf preview

Golfers find new home in the Three Rivers is going to have to rely on his GPS, because he said khieronymus@bcrnews.com he doesn’t know where Golfers from Hall, many of these new coursPrinceton and St. Bede es are. will find a new home in “It’s going to be a new the Three Rivexperience for me ers Athletic Conand the kids,” he ference, joining said. “It’s hard to holdover Bureau judge because we’ve Valley. Princeton never played some boys coach Duane of these teams and Price, who previcourses. I like to talk ously coached to the kids about in the league at the courses on the Bureau Valley, way to the matches, Zach says it will be a but I’m not going to Hicks good fit for the know much about Tigers. them.” “I’m excited to be Matches start up Monreturning with this day. group of Princeton golfPrinceton boys: Price ers. I think the quality of admits it’s hard to ignore competition and the all- that the Tigers lost their conference scoring sys- top three golfers from tem will make us a better last season, including team, especially for the BCR Golfer of the Year postseason,” Price said. Hunter Schultz, but they St. Bede coach Rich return four with varsity Cummings said travel will experience. Senior Zach be the biggest hurdle to Hicks, juniors Ian Nichwork through, but said ols and Miles Rose, and the coaches have meet to sophomore Derec Roberhelp with those concerns, son were part of a team scheduling triangulars to that won a conference cut down on the travel. (NCIC) championship “Some of our trips can and advanced to an IHSA be quite lengthy,” he said. sectional. “Thank God I’ve got some “Our team will be relyreal good students. Tra- ing on their thirst to ditionally, our books are experience such successalways open on the bus.” es again,” Price said. Cummings said the Hicks will need to take competition will be good over the No. 1 spot if the for the Bruins. Tigers hope to do well, “The schools out there Price said. He has really on the West Coast are worked on his game, in some solid teams,” he particularly his short game said. “It should help us and conservative mental playing that competition. focus, Price said, and has On the girls side, it will “taken an active leaderhelp because there are ship role by wanting to more teams to play.” improve his teammates.” Hall coach Tom Bauer See Golfers Page 12

By Kevin Hieronymus

Down the Fairway

Chapel Hill open for business By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

Princeton’s 18-hole golf course has a new name and owner. David Huseman of rural Princeton purchased Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course on July 24, 2013. He has renamed it Chapel Hill Golf Course. The sale price was $785,000, including personal property. The set price on land and buildings was $658,000. This is the second time in 10 years the golf course has changed hands. The former Bureau Valley Country Club was sold on Jan. 10, 2003, for more than $1.2 million

and renamed as Hunter’s Ridge. Hidden Lake tournament: The first round of flight tournament at Hidden Lake Golf Course in Sheffield started Wednesday. Sally Riley is the leader in the championship flight with a 39, followed by Pat Corwin at 42 and Carol Roberson at 43. The second round will start Wednesday with final 18 holes Aug. 25. Wyaton Hills roundup: Gary Paterson tore up the Wyaton Men’s League play this week, carding four birdies en route to a 35. Al Kerber eagled No. 6. Nancy Pierson was this week’s winner for Odd Holes Play of the Day for the Wyaton Ladies Day with a score of 24.

Michelle Coble was the loss gross in the ladies league at 42. Doug Hoffman Memorial: The fourth annual Doug Hoffman Memorial Golf Outing will be held Aug. 24 at Hidden Lake. The fourperson scramble will have a noon shotgun start. Cost is $50 per person which includes 18 holes, cart and a meal. All proceeds will benefit Spring Valley Hospice. Donations are accepted. Register by calling Steve at 815-712-2910 or Connie at 815-303-8088. Tiger Classic: The PHS Booster Club Tiger Classic Golf Outing will be held Aug. 24 at Chapel Hill. Call Mike Taylor at 815-872-0914 to golf.

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Flyin’ Lion Erika Zimmerlein, a sophomore from LaMoille High School, works on her hitting during Thursday’s LaMoille/Ohio volleyball practice at LaMoille. Coach Hallie May has 24 girls this fall, including eight from Ohio. The Lady Lions will open the season Aug. 27 at home.

and improve on her skills and I can already see the improvements.” From Page 11 St. Bede boys: The Bruins return two sectional qualifiers in junior Joey Dudek and The Tigers gain a boost from Colby sophomore Jarrett Olson. The lineup is Robbins, a promising freshman who wide open after that, coach Rich Cumhas had a very successful summer golf mings said. season and should make an impact on “All the scores are right on top of each the varsity level, even as a freshman, other, so it will be a lot of good competiPrice said. tion,” Cummings said. “It will be a nice Other squad members include senior group to work with,” Hunter Rodda, sophomores Hunter Chris Sampson is the only senior on the Culjan, Alex Heaton, Bryce Nyman and team. Other varsity candidates include Grant Reed, Seth Torchia and Andrew Pete juniors Brady Donahue, Joe Kim, Collin Wendt and freshmen Josh Eggers, AusMautino Giordano, Gave Braboy and sophomores tin Jamison and Colin Pierson. Jack Kunkel and Anthony Truckenbrod. Princeton girls: Will Gross couldn’t Cummings didn’t rule out any of his nine have asked for a better first season freshman working their way into the mix. as coach at PHS, his Tigresses went St. Bede girls: Senior Gabbie Mendoza is 14-9 advancing to sectional play with the undeniable leader of the Lady Bruins a third-place regional finish. The best pack, playing on sectional teams her first thing about that season is that all five two seasons at the Academy. She welgolfers return and are ready to raise comes her sister, Iko, a freshman, onto the their game. team this year, and Cummings looks for The PHS fivesome includes junior those good golf bloodlines from her. Sophia Suarez, Sarah Crowe and Julie Gabbie Other returning players are juniors SydMiller and sophomores Arraria Hicks Mendoza ney Eustice and Taylor Hamer while sophoand Audra Reidner. They are once more Madison Donahue looks for more again, the only irons in the PHS golf bag. “We have very high expectations for the sea- playing time after an injury-riddled freshman year. Hall boys: There are 16 boys in the Red Devil son and are hoping to build and grow on last year’s success. The girls understand that last camp, the most Bauer has had out in some year is done and have worked extremely hard time. He looks for the Red Devils to be much this summer and have positioned themselves to improved and more competitive. Senior Pete Mautino returns as the Red Devils make another deep postseason run,” Gross said. “The girls came into day one practice with ace, an all-conference and state qualifier a year the right frame of mind and are focusing on ago. “He played well last year and have even highwhat they want to accomplish and are willing to er expectations out of him this year,” Bauer said. Senior Nick Scheri and junior Ryan Ott return put the time and effort it takes to succeed at this level. The girls seem to be in midseason form at the next two spots behind Mautino. Juniors already and have the potential to put up some Aaron Mitchell and Zach Vanderpool will vie for the final two spots in the varsity lineup with good numbers on the golf course.” Suarez, Hicks and Reidner were all BCR First sophomores Evan Alig and Malcom Bernabei Team selections in 2012. Suarez carried the and freshman Matthew Hoscheid, who Bauer top scoring average and Hicks was a three-time describes as a “golf junkie.” Hall girls: Sophomore Amanda Scheri will medalist. Gross said Suarez has “a strong dedication to lead the team into further success this have company this year with freshman Hope year.” Hicks, Gross said, “is ready to continue Goetz. Bauer hopes to get them more matches to achieve greatness. She has continued to work against other girls this year.

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Aftershock goes to nationals The Illinois Valley Aftershock took seventh place at the ASA 14U Northern Nationals in Bismarck, N.D. The Aftershock finished the tournament with a record of 3-3 and overall regular season record of 37-12. The team consists of players who play for Amboy, Hall, St. Bede, Princeton and L-P high schools. Team members are Julia Bauer (front row, from left), Klaire Wilmot, Hannah Burks, Rena Barroso, Libby Gehant and Luciana Mautino; and coach Jim Pearson (back row), Maddy Pearson, Hunter Galassi, coach Mark Galassi, Hannah Steinbach, Emily Draper, Haley Varga, Heidi Nielsen and coach Kevin Bauer.

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GATEWAY SERVICES, INC. has an opening for part-time PARATRANSIT DRIVER Bureau & Putnam Area Rural Transit (BPART). BPART Driver must be responsible for the safe, efficient transport of passengers. Applicant must be willing to work during operational hours Monday- Saturday (6:00 am-6:00 pm), including some holidays. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED, be 21 years of age or older, and have a valid driver's license. Customer service a plus. Previous driver experience preferred. Pre-employment physical and drug screen required. Applications can be obtained at: www. gateway-services.org or by visiting our office at 406 South Gosse Blvd., Princeton. EOE/EEOC

Retail Agricultural Business seeking SEASONAL PART-TIME HELP. Must be over 18 years old. CDL helpful, but not required. Apply at: Ag View FS, Inc., Buda Location 7am-4pm, 7226 IL Hwy 40, Buda, IL 61314 FIND YOUR NEXT JOB RIGHT HERE!

THE VILLAGE OF BUREAU will be taking applications for One- part-time employee to do GENERAL MAINTENANCE of vehicles, streets, alleys and parks, including mowing and plowing snow. Applicant must have a valid drivers license, pass a drug test, pass a physical, and is subject to a background check. For more information or to obtain an application, contact: Tom Hollingsworth at 815-303-3356. Applications must be returned to the Village Clerk by 5pm August 22, 2013

JANITORIAL ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR PRINCETON AREA Leading Janitorial company is interviewing for: JANITORIAL ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR in the Princeton area. Solid background in all aspects of janitorial skills and supervisory experience preferred but will train a motivated applicant. Fulltime, 2nd shift, MondayFriday, $12/hour. Please submit resume to: (mail) Director of Operations, PO Box 736, Streator, IL 61364; (Email) bmoroni@ dsicorporation.com; (fax) 800-672-2593 NORTHERN GRAIN MARKETING Buda Facility is hiring Part-time SEASONAL HELP. Call for Details or Stop in for an Application, 309-895-2821

Part-Time Board Operator WZOE, Z-98 and WRVY Radio is looking for parttime board operators. The position offers 10 to 15 hours per week. Be a part of the magic on air with this great hourly pay position. Requirements: Must be able to work weekends and evenings; Valid driver's license and transportation; Ability to work without direct supervision. Stop by the WZOE studios at: 2209 South Main Street in Princeton for an application. EOE Part-time Employee for Harvest Season. September thru November. CDL required. Please call 815303-9349, to inquire

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PREFERRED HOME HEALTH CARE Is looking for RN/LPN's in the Princeton, Granville and Dalzell areas. Must have license for 1 year. We Need Caring Dedicated Nurses to Work One on One with Critically ill Children. Part-time 10:30pm-7:30am; Fulltime 11pm-7am; 1 Dayshift a week; Great benefits after 90 days!!! Cellular phone discount; Competitive Pay. Make a career change and give us a call!! Please contact Kirsten or Jennifer at 309-8538000 or fax your resume to: 309-853-8001

is currently seeking to fill a full time position that will be split between Human Resources and Quality Assurance. Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field and have working knowledge of current personnel rules and regulations. Experience in the health care field would be a plus but we would train the right candidate. Winning Wheels, Inc. offers a competitive wage, comprehensive benefits package, flexibility and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while working with a dynamic team of professionals. Qualified Candidates can apply online at www.winningwheels.com Or in person at: 701 East 3rd Street Prophetstown, Illinois 61277

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229 • Professional/ Clerical CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER position available. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or business, plus 2 years related experience. JTPA/WIA or other Social Service Agency/ Not-for-Profit Agency experience preferred. CPA preferred. For complete job posting go to: www.best-inc.org. Send letter of application, resume and a list of at least 3 references (2 must be work related) to: Business Employment Skills Team, Inc., Attention: Human Resource Department, 3691 Cougar Drive, Unit B, Peru, IL 61354. Application deadline: August 26, 2013. EOE

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HELP WANTED Help wanted to assist in setting up carnival rides at the Bureau County Fair. Apply at the fairgrounds tuesday, August 20th at 8am. Must be at least 18 years old

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PUBLIC AUCTION

77 +/- ACRES BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS FARMLAND

SATURDAY- AUGUST 24, 2013 10:00 A.M.

THE UNDERSIGNED WILL OFFER THE FOLLOWING TRACT AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE GREEN RIVER COUNTRY CLUB – ½ MILE EAST OF WALNUT - 15212 IL HWY 92 WALNUT, IL 61376 . 77 acres +/- located in the Part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 35, T18N, R7E of the 4th P.M. Bureau County, Illinois. 2012 Real Estate taxes were $1,056. PPN: 10-13-28-400-001. The farm is located approximately 4miles South of Normandy, Illinois on 1100 East Street. The USDA classifies 75.4 +/- acres as tillable with the remainder being waterway, trees and road. Soils on the subject property consist of Sable Loam, Dickinson Sandy Loam, Wyanet Silt Loam, La Rose Clay Loam, Saybrook Silt Loam, Lisbon Loam, Sparta Sand, Waukegan Silt Loam, Joyce Silt Loam and Hoopeston Sandy Loam . PI based on Optimum Crop Productivity Ratings for Illinois Soil is 114.7. This is mostly tillable, good producing parcel. SELLER:

RITA HALLMAN TRUST

TERMS OF THE SALE The farm will be sold on a dollar per acre basis based surveyed acres. The successful bidder will be required to pay ten percent (10%) down the day of the auction and the balance will be due on or before December 1, 2013. Taxes for the year of 2012 payable 2013 will be paid by the seller. Taxes for 2013 will be provided as a credit to the purchaser based on 2012 taxes. The farm is leased for the 2013 crop year and the Seller shall retain the cash rent for 2013. Open tenancy for 2014 and fall tillage will be allowed following harvest. A title policy in the amount of the purchase price, subject to standard and usual exceptions, will be furnished to the buyer at closing. All announcements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertised or announced terms and/or conditions. Seller has the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Current survey will be provided. SALE CONDUCTED BY:

UNITED COUNTRY - DAHL REAL ESTATE

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232 • Business Opportunities

Part-time OFFICE POSITION. Beck's Convenience Stores is seeking applicants for a Store Support position. Experience in accounting/bookkeeping and strong customer service skills is preferred but will consider any energetic, self motivated individual. 30 hours weekly with a flexible schedule. Email resume to: rochelleb@ beckoilco.com or mail to: 850 East Thompson Street, Princeton, IL 61356

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

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230 • Work Wanted COMPUTER REPAIR Virus/Spyware removal 25 years experience Reasonable Rates! Call 815-663-3202

320 • Misc Services

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- 400 Merchandise 441 • Wanted to Buy Want to buy broken and used fishing equipment. Fishing poles for sale. Kinds: 202, 404, Shimano's, Johnson's. $15 per pole. Call 815-9153922

448 • Pets & Livestock DONATE NOW! “The animals are crying” Tri-County Humane Society. LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam Counties. Call 815-875-6145 or 815-872-9781 or send donation to: PO Box 1601, LaSalle, IL 61301 FREE CATS 1-1/2 years old to 2 years old. Indoor cats, have had shots & spayed/neutered. Very friendly. Need homes now- moving. Call 815-878-7398 FREE nice Bunny to a good home, male. Call 815-879-5104

450 • Under $1000 300 Gallon diesel tank with stand $50 or best offer. Call 815-643-2593

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FIMCO 15 gallon lawn and garden trailer sprayer with handgun, $100. Phone 815-8786214 or 309-288-3851

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- 700 856 • Apartment Rentals Real Estate For Sale 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 MINERAL For Sale by Owner. 420 North Lincoln, Ranch, 1628 sq ft. 2 car detached garage, patio & deck. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, kitchen with appliances, living room, great room with fireplace. Corner lot. Appraisal Price $66,000. PRICE REDUCED to $55,000. 815-488-2717 PRINCETON 915 Fairway Drive- Deer Run South Subdivision. Completely remodeled, 2,200 sq. foot Ranch with vaulted ceilings. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car attached garage, newer roof, new windows, all new flooring, new kitchen, new bathrooms. No basement. Private well and septic. $173,900. Call Jeff 815-303-6304

- 800 Real Estate For Rent 856 • Apartment Rentals *PRINCETON* Everything Brand New 2 bedroom, 2 bath, laundry room, garage. $750/month. Security deposit required. Security system. Accepting Applications Now! Move-in Now. Call 815-713-0234 WALNUT 2 bedroom apartment. $375 + deposit. No pets. Call 815303-2948

HENNEPIN Unfurnished apartment for rent. Large, clean, 2 bedroom. Heat, water, hot water, garbage, stove, frig included. $525 a month. Call 815-9257509 or 815-343-5018

PRINCETON 1 bedroom, recently remodeled. Great neighborhood. Lease, deposit. $425. 810 South Euclid. Call 217-766-8497 PRINCETON 2 bedroom, $560. 437 East Marion. Heat, water, garbage, covered parking, laundry. No pets. Call 309-912-8017 PRINCETON 2 Bedroom, spacious and spotless apartment available. No pets, no smoking. $695/ month + electric. Call 815-878-1984 PRINCETON small, 1 bedroom, upstairs apartment. Includes garage. All utilities paid. $460 a month. Call 815-875-1923

858 • Homes for Rent Princeton RENT-TO-OWN 809 North Euclid Street 3 Bedroom/1-1/2 Bath 1 Car Garage All redone inside $625/month Available immediately! 815-875-6254 Houselady@comcast.net .

999 • Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF ) MINERAL MARSH ) SPECIAL DRAINAGE) DISTRICT OF ) BUREAU AND ) HENRY COUNTIES ) NO. 73-MC-14 DRAINAGE ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 3rd day of September, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The polls shall open at 2:00 p.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. unless the judges of election shall determine to hold the polls open a longer period to accommodate the voters. In no event shall the polls remain open later than 6:00 p.m. Said election will be held at the Mineral Elevator on Main Street in the Village of Mineral, Bureau County, Illinois, which is within the boundaries of said Drainage District, for the purpose of electing a Drainage Commissioner of said Drainage District for a term of three (3) years. Every adult owner of land in said District, whether residing within or without the District, is entitled to vote.

LAND AUCTION Henry County 160 Acres m/l Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:00 A.M. Best Western Annawan Inn 3712 Canal Street Annawan, IL 61234

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999 • Legal Notices

Dated this 5th day of August, 2013, at Princeton, Illinois MARY C. DREMANN Circuit Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois Ex Officio Clerk of said Drainage District Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 10 and 17, 2013.

attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 13th day of August, 2013 s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 2013.

be filed on or before six months from the date of first publication of this notice, or on or before February 4, 2013; any claim not filed on or before February 4, 2013 shall be barred. Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 3, 10 and 17, 2013.

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) ALBERT SKINNER, ) DECEASED ) NO. 2013-P-76 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Albert Skinner. Letters of office were issued to Wanda K. Forbeck of 23965 925 N Avenue, Tiskilwa, Illinois 61356 as Independent Executor 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 of the Court, Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the Independent Executor, or both, on or before February 10, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the Independent Executor 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 to the

the voters. In no event shall the polls remain open later than 6:00 p.m. Said election will be held at the residence of Ron Wright, 16732 645 E Street, Sheffield, Illinois, which is within the boundaries of said Drainage District, for the purpose of electing a Drainage Commissioner of said Drainage District for a term of three (3) years. Every adult owner of land in said District, whether residing within or without the District, is entitled to vote. Dated this 7th day of August, 2013, at Princeton, Illinois. MARY C. DREMANN Circuit Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois Ex Officio Clerk of said Drainage District Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 10 and 17, 2013.

on June 23, 2013. His representative is Michael Scully, 962 North 24th Road, Ogelsby, IL 61348. The estate’s attorney is Daniel J. Mohan, Daley Mohan Groble, PC, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603. Pursuant to the Illinois Probate Act, claims may

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN PROBATE ESTATE OF ) MABEL ROPP, ) Deceased ) NO. 2013-P-80 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Mabel Ropp. Letters of Office were issued on August 6, 2013 to Dale R. Ropp, 12212 1200 E St., Buda, IL 61314 as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before February 19, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the

Independent Executor and to the attorneys within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 5th day of August, 2013. Angel, Isaacson & Tracy Attorneys for Estate 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 10, 17 and 24, 2013.

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NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE Residential property situated at 222 E Chestnut Street, Sheffield, IL 61361, consisting of a single family residence, will be sold at a judicial sale conducted by the Bureau County Sheriff on September 25, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the Main Lobby, Bureau County Court House, Princeton, IL 61356. The terms of the sale are cash in full at the time of sale. Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. For further information contact Stanley A. Wolf, Jr., Vice President, Spring Valley City Bank, 315 North Cornelia Street, Spring Valley, Illinois 61362, telephone (815) 663-2211. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701( C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County Wimbiscus Law Firm, P. C. Attorney for Spring Valley City Bank 102 East St. Paul Street Spring Valley, IL 61362 Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF) DEVIL’S SLOUGH ) DRAINAGE ) DISTRICT ) NO. 73-MC-1 DRAINAGE ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 3rd day of September, 2013, from 2:00 p.m.. to 4:00 p.m. The polls shall open at 2:00 p.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. unless the judges of election shall determine to hold the polls open a longer period to accommodate

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS No. 2013 P00007OX Kevin J. Scully died

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS VERNON KAYE MILLER, ASSIGNEE ) OF PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK OF ) KEWANEE, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) MICHAEL L. HENNEBERRY, AS ) SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF ) THE ESTATE OF RYAN NIEDZIELA, ) UNKNOWN OWNERS AND ) NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, ) Defendants. ) No. 2012-CH-56 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE/ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by said Court in the above-entitled matter, the Sheriff of Bureau County, Illinois will on the 4th day of September, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash all the following described premises and real estate in said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Bureau, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, to-wit: Lot 21 and the South 54 feet of Lot 20 in the Southeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 16 North, Range 6 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, in the County of Bureau in the State of Illinois, according to a Plat recorded in the Recorder’s Office of Bureau County, Illinois, in Plat Book E, Page 54. Said property is commonly known as: 503 South Reed Street, Sheffield, Illinois 61361. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Janelle Smith, 21751 575 E Street, Sheffield, Illinois 61361, phone number 815-878-2486. The terms of the sale are: Cash upon date of sale. The property is improved by: A single-family residence. The property may not be inspected prior to sale. The Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to the quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a certificate of sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Dated: July 19, 2013 s/Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court Bureau County, Illinois John Isaacson ARDC #1305700 ANGEL, ISAACSON & TRACY Attorney for Plaintiff 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 10, 17 and 24, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS STONECREST INCOME AND ) OPPORTUNITY FUND I, LLC ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) MARCO ANTONIO ZAMUDIO A/K/A ) MARCO A. ZAMUDIO, et al ) Defendant ) 12 CH 39 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 3, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on September 30, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 526 EAST CLEVELAND STREET, Spring Valley, IL 61362 Property Index No. 18-35-326-015. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $46,780.48. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: WELTMAN, WEINBERG & REIS CO., LPA, 180 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 2400, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 782-9676 FAX 312-782-4201. Please refer to file number WWR: 08980818. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 606064650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WELTMAN, WEINBERG & REIS CO., LPA 180 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 2400 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 782-9676 Attorney File No. WWR: 08980818 Case Number: 12 CH 39 TJSC#: 33-12839 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I549043 Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 2013.


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ORDINANCE NO. 2013-08-07-01 BUDGET AND ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE OF THE MINERAL-GOLD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING ON APRIL 30, 2014 WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the MineralGold Fire Protection District has caused to be prepared in tentative form a Budget and Annual Appropriation Ordinance, and the Secretary of said Board has made the same conveniently available for public inspection prior to the final action thereon; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held thereon, notice of which was given by publication of said notice in the Bureau County Republican, a newspaper of general circulation in said Fire Protection District, and all other legal requirements have been complied with. NOW THEREFORE, Be It Ordained by the Board of Trustees of said Fire Protection District, as follows: SECTION ONE The fiscal year for said Fire Protection District, shall be and the same is hereby fixed to be from the 1st day of May, 2013, and ending on the 30th day in April, 2014. SECTION TWO The following Budget, containing a statement of the cash on hand at the beginning of the fiscal year, an estimate of the cash expected to be received during the fiscal year from all sources, an estimate of the expenditures contemplated for said fiscal year, and an statement of estimated cash expected to be on hand at the end of said fiscal year, be and the same is hereby adopted as the Budget of said Fire Protection District for the fiscal year set forth in Section One, and shall be in full force and effect from and after this date, as is provided by law. PART I - ESTIMATED RECEIPTS 1. Net operating cash balance on hand on May 1, 2013 (estimated) Bank Orion Checking 17,818.00 MMF 83,418.00 BMO Bank Certificate of Deposit 56,867.00 Total Cash & Investments 158,103.00 2. Interest 900.00 3. Amount of taxes to be received during this fiscal year constituting net taxes from 2012 and prior years: Corporate 24,550.00 Audit 350.00 Insurance 14,000.00 Total Taxes 38,900.00 4. Estimated Receipts from all other sources during said fiscal year, including PPRT 1000.00 GRAND TOTAL ESTIMATED RECEIPTS $198,903.00 PART II. ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES: (Constituting the Appropriations for the fiscal year from the 1st day of May, 2013, and ending on the 30th day of April, 2014, as provided in Section Three of this Ordinance): 1. ADMINISTRATION: (a) Salaries of members of Board of Trustees 1,800.00 (b) Compensation of Attorney for District and Board of Trustees 4,000.00 (c) Clerical Supplies for District 500.00 (d) Expense of official fiduciary bonds of Trustees and Treasurer of District 500.00 (e) Expense of official publication and advertisements required by law 800.00 (f) Dues, Illinois Assoc. of Fire Protection Districts 400.00 (g) Bookkeeping 600.00 (h) Miscellaneous Administrative Expense 1,000.00 (i) 911 Services 3,000.00 TOTAL FOR ADMINISTRATION $12,600.00 2. FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES: (a) Chief and Caretaker for Fire Station, Trucks and Equipment, Salary 1,200.00 (b) Expense of Maintenance of Fire Station, including kitchen remodeling and/or painting 3,000.00 (c) Expense of Maintenance of trucks and equipment for extinguishing fires 12,000.00 (d) Purchase of fuel, oil and grease for fire trucks 10,000.00 (e) Fire Station Utilities 6,000.00 (f) Fire Hydrant Rental 500.00 (g) Amount paid to Fire Department for services 3,000.00 (h) Reserve accumulation for Purpose of Procuring Fire Fighting Vehicles and Equipment 60,000.00 (i) Miscellaneous Fire Protection Services and Purchase of Equipment 5,000.00 TOTAL FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES $100,700.00 3. TRAINING $10,000.00 4. AUDIT EXPENSE $3,500.00 5. INSURANCE EXPENSES: (a) Vehicles & Liability 15,000.00 (b) Worker=s Compensation 21,000.00 TOTAL INSURANCE EXPENSES 36,000.00 6. CONTINGENCIES $5,000.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES AND APPROPRIATIONS $167,800.00 ESTIMATED REMAINING BALANCE APRIL 30, 2014: $31,103.00 SECTION THREE

There is hereby appropriated for the use of said Fire Protection District for said fiscal year a total of One Hundred Sixty-seven Thousand Eight Hundred and No/100 ($167,800.00) Dollars, such total sum being divided and appropriated for the several objects and purposes hereinafter specified and enumerated, and in the particular amounts stated for each fund respectively in PART II of SECTION TWO heretofore entitled “PART II - ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES” which is hereby incorporated by reference as part of this SECTION THREE with the same effect as if said statement were repeated in its entirety; and this Ordinance shall be and is the Annual Appropriation Ordinance of said Fire Protection District, passed by vote of said Trustees of said District as required by law, and shall be in full force and effect from and after the date as is provided by law. ADOPTED this 7th day of August, 2013. VOTE: AYES: 3 NAYES: 0 s/Wade L. Blackert President ATTEST: s/Brent Heavener Secretary CERTIFICATE STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) COUNTY OF BUREAU ) I, BRENT HEAVENER, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Mineral-Gold Fire Protection District, Bureau County, Illinois, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Budget and Annual Appropriation Ordinance of said Fire Protection District for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of May, 2013, and ending on the 30th day of April, 2013. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have affixed my hand and the corporate seal of said Fire Protection District this 7th day of August, 2013. s/Brent Heavener SECRETARY (CORPORATE SEAL) CERTIFIED ESTIMATE OF REVENUES BY SOURCE MINERAL-GOLD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT The undersigned, Chief Fiscal Officer of the Mineral-Gold Fire Protection District, Bureau County, Illinois, does hereby certify that the estimate of revenues, by source or anticipated to be received by said taxing district, is set forth in said ordinance as “Revenues” and is a true statement of said estimate. This certification is made and filed pursuant to the requirements of 35 ILCS 200/18-50 and on behalf of the Mineral-Gold Fire Protection District, Bureau County, Illinois. This certification must be filed within 30 days after the adoption of the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance. DATED this 7th day of August, 2013. s/Anthony Goodman Chief Fiscal Officer/Chairman Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 17, 2013.

residence. The judgment amount was $46,780.48. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: WELTMAN, WEINBERG & REIS CO., LPA, 180 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 2400, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 782-9676 FAX 312-782-4201. Please refer to file number WWR: 08980818. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WELTMAN, WEINBERG & REIS CO., LPA 180 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 2400 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 782-9676 Attorney File No. WWR: 08980818 Case Number: 12 CH 39 TJSC#: 33-12839 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I549043 Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 2013.

judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Stanley A. Wolf, Jr., Vice President & Loan Officer, Spring Valley City Bank, 315 North Cornelia Street, Spring Valley, Illinois 61362, telephone number (815) 663-2211; (B) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is 222 E Chestnut Street, Sheffield, IL 61361 (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 9 in Block 9 in the Original Town, now Village of Sheffield, Bureau County, Illinois (D) A description of the improvements on the real estate is: premises consists of a single family residence. (E) The property will not be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale are: September 25, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the Main Lobby, Bureau County Court House, Princeton, IL 61356 (G) The terms of the sale are cash in full at the time of sale. (H) Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. (I) If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9 (g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701( C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County Wimbiscus Law Firm, P. C. Attorney for Plaintiff 102 East St. Paul Street Spring Valley, IL 61362 Telephone (815) 664-4151 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS STONECREST INCOME AND ) OPPORTUNITY FUND I, LLC ) Plaintiff, ) -v.- ) MARCO ANTONIO ZAMUDIO A/K/A ) MARCO A. ZAMUDIO, et al ) Defendant ) 12 CH 39 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 3, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on September 30, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 16 IN BLOCK 3 IN O’BEIRNE’S FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF SPRING VALLEY, EXCEPT COAL AND MINERALS AND THE RIGHT TO MINE AND REMOVE THE SAME; SITUATED IN BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 526 EAST CLEVELAND STREET, Spring Valley, IL 61362 Property Index No. 18-35-326-015. The real estate is improved with a single family

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS Spring Valley City Bank, an Illinois Banking ) Corporation, ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) Todd M. Matsko, Amy M. Matsko, Unknown ) Owners and Non-record Claimants, or Other ) Known or Unknown Occupants, ) Defendants. ) No. 2012-CH-115 IN CHANCERY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Residential Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause on January 10, 2013, the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said

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Invitation to Bid Sealed bids for the below described tower grounding work will be received by the Bureau County Clerk’s Office, 700 S. Main, Princeton, Il 61356 until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September. 4, 2013. Requested Service: Bureau County Communications Tower Grounding Upgrades Service Summary: Bureau County, Illinois is issuing a Request for Quote (RFQ) based upon a work plan calling for, among other things, the installation of new above and below-grade buried ground conductors, designed to improve the grounding and earthing for the Sheriff’s communication tower located at the jail site. This work will include trenching around the existing tower to install a buried ground ring, the auguring of a 40’ deep 8” diameter hole, the addition of copper ground bars and conductors up the tower to its pinnacle, and the addition of ground conductors inside the basement area of the building. All debris shall be cleaned up and hauled away by the contractor. Proof of Insurance must be provided. Bids shall be submitted to the Buildings and Grounds Committee c/o the Bureau County Clerk at the above address, on or before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 and shall be opened and reviewed by the Buildings and Grounds Committee at 5:30 p.m. on September 4 in the Bureau County Courthouse Board Room. Bids shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope and prominently marked “Communications Tower Grounding Upgrades” and shall include the name and address of the bidder. The Construction and Work Plan can be picked up between 8:00 am and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Bureau County Clerk’s Office at the above address or call 815-875-2014 for an electronic packet. The Buildings and Grounds Committee and Bureau County Board reserve the right to waive any technicalities and reject any and all bid proposals. Published in the Bureau County Republican Aug. 17 and 20, 2013.

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Fair dates — The 158th Bureau County Fair will run Aug. 21-25 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. See more stories in Tuesday’s BCR.

Plenty of free entertainment at the fair PRINCETON — The 158th Bureau County Fair will offer lots of free entertainment and attractions to keep fair goers busy this year. The fair board presents live bands, entertainers and various shows in the hospitality tent and on various stages around the fairgrounds. Pick up a brochure when you arrive at the fair to check the schedule for the various shows and find them on the map.

Hospitality tent acts, presented by Midland States Bank this year include: Rick Moreland (gospel singer), Generics Goodies Band (swing, country, rock), Bingo & refreshments hosted by Princeton Moose Lodge, Jack Ness (one man band), Rich Selquist (guitar & Vocalist), Alison Coyer & friends (featured hammer dulcimer performer), Steve Hargis (Illinois Country Vocalist),

Last Call Band (‘60s, ‘70s ‘80s music), Rocking Robin Band (‘50s, ‘60s rock n roll), Henry Torpedo Boys (bluegrass), Rodeo Drive (rock n roll) Anita Reno (vocalist), Bureau County Barbershop Harmony Chorus and Marshall Putnam Stark show Choir & Show Band. The hospitality tent is produced by Gary Swanson GES Sound. Free on-grounds entertainment performing at various

times include: Hall’s Bear Mountain Wildlife Show presented by Heartland Bank, Beck’s, MidAmerican, McDonalds, Flowers by Julia and Kramer’s Kitchen. Bob Bohm’s Magic and the Survivor Family Game Show are presented by Heartland Bank, Patriot Renewable Fuels, The Seed House and Variety Attractions. Progressive Edges Chain Saw Carving is presented by Timber Falls Tree Service;

Lil’ Wranglers Rodeo will be Aug. 25 PRINCETON — Ride ‘Em cowboy can again be heard at the 158th Bureau County Fair in Princeton this year as the Lil’ Wranglers Rodeo returns at noon Aug. 25 in the goat barn arena. The event is sponsored by Marquis Energy, Central Bank, R & K Grain, Flight Manufacturing, Ag View FS, Albrecht Well Drilling, Kramer Garage Doors, Agri-Energy Resources and Kramer’s Kitchen. This kids contest consists of

Stick Horse Barrel Racing for ages 4-6; Chicken Races for ages 2-3, 4-5 and 6-7; Greased Pig Chasing for ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14; and Mutton Bustin’ for ages 4-plus with a 75-pound weight limit. Participants can pre-register by downloading forms on the fair’s website at www.bureaucountyfair. com or by picking up forms at the fair office. Only 200 entries will be accepted, with a limit of 100 participants in the Mutton Bustin’

event. There is a $10 entry fee and parent’s signature required per participant. There is no admission charge at the arena to watch the Lil’ Wranglers Rodeo. For more information, call Pete Reviglio at 815-303-8106, Joe Lowder at 815 303-1029 or Rick Rokosz at 815-303-7825. This year’s fair runs Aug. 21-25. Visit www.bureaucountyfair.com for a complete schedule.

Farmer for a Day is presented by the Seed House and Bureau County Farm Bureau; and The Bureau County fair Museum is open during fair hours. For complete information on all shows and attractions, see www.bureaucountyfair.com, or call the fair office at 815-8752905. The 158th Bureau County Fair runs Aug. 21-25 in Princeton.

Bears at the fair? PRINCETON — Through the years, the one act that most captivates the imagination of audiences is wildlife encounter shows … and that’s exactly what’s coming to the 158th Bureau County Fair in Princeton. Bear Mountain is part of this fair’s free entertainment. It’s an educational and entertaining

experience for the entire family, and is presented by Heartland Bank & Trust, Mid American, McDonald’s, Beck’s, Flowers by Julia and Kramer’s Kitchen. The Bear Mountain family is made up of Syrian Brown bears, a species not well known to most people but loved,

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Justin Moore will perform at country show PRINCETON — There are plenty of great seats remaining for the 38th annual country show, starring Justin Moore, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Bureau County Fair in Princeton. Justin Moore’s star has grown significantly since he was named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2009. This southern country stylist has sold more than three million digital downloads to date, and his sophomore album, “Outlaws Like Me,” hit the No. 1 spot the week it was released. “Outlaws Like Me” includes the fastestrising single of Moore’s career, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and “’Til My

Armbands will be available every day PRINCETON — Fair goers will certainly be able to get their fill of rides at the 158th Bureau County Fair in Princeton, set for Aug. 21-25. Armbands will be sold daily for $20 at the State Fair Midway presented by North American Midway Entertainment. Armbands run from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. On Aug. 24, there will be two ride specials, one from 1 to 5 p.m. and other from 5 to 11 p.m. On Aug. 25, the Last Blast armband special will run from 1 to 8 p.m.

Fair museum to be open PRINCETON — The Bureau County Fair Museum will be open daily during fair hours in the fair museum building with antique and unique items on display. The fair museum was started during the 150th fair in 2005 and has been a favorite attraction ever since. Anyone interested in exhibiting items, perhaps from past fairs, ag related items, collections, etc. can call Nancy Roach at 815-6593160 or 815-915-7548.

Bears From Page 18 reared and respected by the Bear Mountain family. During the show, participants will meet Giza, Nanook, Tutter, Nemo and Zuzu. Each bear will surprise you with their different abilities, talents and intelligence. Bear Mountain has dedicated more than 30 years to the care and well being of this species by providing a healthy, safe and secure environment where humans and animals live and work together. Check the fair’s website for the performance schedule, Wednesday through Sunday, for performance times.

Last Day,” both ascended to the No. 1 spot. His debut album scored three consecutive smash singles (the No. 1 “Small Town USA” as well as the hits “Backwoods” and “How I Got To Be This Way”). Just last year, he hit the road with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. He is currently on the road with his first headlining tour, the “Outlaws Like Me Tour.” When Moore tells his fans at all of his shows that he’s “proud to be from small town USA,” it is from the heart. The Poyen, Ark., native grew up in a town with a population of 272. How does the kid from the small town follow that up? He starts by being true to himself, in the way he lives and in the songs he writes. When he sings about growing up

in Poyen “in Small Town USA” and that “some people called it prison when I was growin’ up, but these are my roots, and this is what I love,” he means every word of it. Tickets for all shows at the 158th fair are on sale

Bags tournament planned for Aug. 22

daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including the country show, the truck and tractor pulls on Aug. 24 and the demolition derby on Aug. 25. For complete ticket information for all fair shows, see the fair’s website at www.bureaucountyfair.com.

PRINCETON — The 158th Bureau County Fair will include a bags tournament beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. Registration is limited to 32 teams, and will start at 5 p.m., with board assignments when

the tourney begins. For pre-registration, call Nick Peach at 815890-0224, with fees of $20 per team. Teams are asked to enter at the west gate, as the tourney is in the infield of the racetrack.

Come on out to the . . .

158th welcomes all to the 158th Annual BC Fair!

Annual

Bureau county fair!

august 21-25, 2013

For Details Visit: www.bureaucountyfair.com

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From you, for you

We want to hear from you – From you, for you is an interactive page for readers to share their photos, questions and comments. For information on how to submit a story, question or comment, contact BCR Editorial Assistant Sarah Maxwell at smaxwell@bcrnews.com.

Above: Kade Williams and his Grandma Barb made this bird house out of an old boot. This summer the first occupant arrived in the form of house wren. Diane Craven of Princeton submitted this photo. Left: Christine Bastion of Ladd submitted this photo of a field of sunflowers she took while on a bike ride in rural Ladd.

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Photos from you Bureau County is full of wonderful photographers, and we’d like to help you showcase your work. If you have a photograph that you’ve taken and would like to share with other Bureau County Republican readers, email or send your photograph to BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356 or email smaxwell@bcrnews.com. The BCR reserves the right to refuse any photograph for publication.

A trip down Memory Lane “A trip down Memory Lane” is an opportunity for BCR readers to submit their long ago photos from yesteryear. If you’d like to share an old photograph with other BCR readers, send your photo along with pertinent information to BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356 or email smaxwell@bcrnews.com.

5-day Planner Today

Tonight

High 79

Low 56

Sunday

High 81

Monday

Low 58

High 85

Low 64

Weekly weather 76

Aug. 15

Low

One year ago Prec.

High

55

0

88

Records

High

Low

Prec.

65

T

100 (1988)

Low 48 (1992)

Aug. 14

73

51

0

82

57

0

100 (1958)

51 (1992)

Aug. 13

72

57

0

66

59

.40

97 (1959)

52 (1992)

Aug. 12

82

68

0

77

59

.13

198 (1956)

48 (1946)

Aug. 11

84

58

0

79

53

1.03

97 (1957)

53 (2012)

Aug. 10

80

60

0

78

60

0

98 (1983)

50 (1945)

Aug. 9

81

60

0

81

63

.05

101 (1957)

50 (1945)

Source: National Weather Service Reporting Station, Princeton asterisk means new record temperature

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