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BV Board votes to build new school Split vote comes after much debate, conversation and accusations By Terri Simon

MANLIUS — It wasn’t pretty — words and accusations flew between Bureau Valley (BV) School Board members at a special meeting Monday, Oct. 17. But after two and one-half hours, the seven-member board decided to build a new school and upgrade two of the other buildings in the district. Board member Kent Siltman made a motion to build a new third- through eighth-grade school building in Sheffield. Attached to that motion was an air conditioning upgrade to the Wyanet building and HVAC upgrades to the building in Walnut. Board President Rick Cernovich gave the motion a second. The motion passed in a 4-3 vote. Cernovich, Siltman, Don DeWaele and Bill Gebeck

voted yes; Don King, Justin Yepsen and Matt Wiggim voted no. That split vote was indicative of conversations and harsh words between the board members throughout the meeting, which was called to discuss the future longand short-term goals for housing district students. Cernovich began the meeting by listing what he termed as “five facts.” 1. There is an immediate need for a grade school in the south (portion of the district). 2. Bureau Valley South is unable to be renovated because of the cost of the project and age of the building. 3. The district has a $13.8 million bonding capacity, which will go to $15 million in December. 4. Taxes need to stay at the same rate or be lowered. 5. BV residents have already said in a previous survey

they do not want a consolidated junior high facility in Manlius. Cernovich continued by giving his thoughts on what should be done to rectify the building situations in the district — urging the board to move forward and have discussions to solve current problems and then put a referendum on the April 2017 ballot. Cernovich suggested building a school in Sheffield that could house up to 250 third- through eighth-grade students; adding air conditioning to the Wyanet and Walnut buildings; keeping the gym in Buda; and demolishing the two towers in Buda. The dollar figures he assigned to the aforementioned project varies between $8.5 and $11 million, however that figure does not include the demolition

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Problems at Princeton cemeteries Residents ask city to keep up with needed maintenance By Goldie Rapp

PRINCETON — The city cemeteries — Elm Lawn Memorial Park and Oakland — are in poor shape, say residents who are asking the council to increase the cemetery budget to help pay for their upkeep. Gary Johnson and Jackie Davis talked to council members Monday about Oakland Cemetery, while Alice Cook addressed issues at Elm Lawn. Johnson has been volunteering at Oakland for two years and has repaired about

1,400 tombstones, many damaged by falling trees; Johnson has done so at his own expense. He and Davis, who have noticed the decline of the cemetery throughout the years, recently teamed up to address neglect there. About 50 dead trees need to be cut down, limbs need to be cut back, bushes trimmed, and weeds pulled. There also are several more tombstones damaged in storms that need repair, Johnson said. There are 1,000 veterans buried in Oakland — includ-

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Walnut looks at street improvements Board considers two options By N ita Wyatt

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Taking a rest at the Cornpicker Reunion Avriel Miller takes a brief rest amid a huge pile of corn cobs during the Cornpicker Reunion, held at the Bolz farm of rural Walnut. Besides climbing the pile of cobs, event-goers got a good look at farming from yesteryear and the methods used to harvest the corn from years gone by. See more photos on Page 3 Year 170 No. 126 One Section - 20 Pages

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WALNUT — Street improvements are on the Walnut Village Board’s mind, and on Monday, Oct. 17, the board heard from two engineers about a plan for proposed street improvements. Engineer Matthew Hansen and his associate, Jeff Smith, of Willett, Hofmann Associates of Dixon, were invited by Walnut Superintendent Carl Minks to attend the meeting. Hansen and Smith reviewed the proposed street improvement project under consideration by the village board. Under consideration are two versions of the proposed project. One version would be at a cost of approximately $900,000 and would include hot mix asphalt and other improvements to those streets within the village in the most serious need of extensive repairs. This amount would also include the village’s

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‘Remember when ...’ Buda native honors life’s final chapter with handcrafted, American-made barn wood caskets

BUDA — Ron Skaggs had close friends, as well as two brothers, who passed away far too early in life. During the funerals of his companions, he said he felt like something was lacking, so he took it upon himself to give families a personal heirloom they could truly appreciate. Skaggs woke one night with an idea he couldn’t ignore, and he went out into his workshop and took his first attempt at bringing this fresh idea to life. He wanted to build caskets like no one before him had. “I was always into building things, including our house,” Skaggs said, adding a lack of money has a way of making you learn how to do things on your own. “I had built things out of barn wood previous to the caskets, but they weren’t real challenging or rewarding. I wanted to make something people would enjoy — a little closer to their heart.” Skaggs got to it, and Coal Creek Creations was born. Skaggs has a calm wisdom about him and knew he needed to offer something a little different to be noticed, so he integrated a gambrel roof design into his caskets ... but he certainly didn’t stop there. Nothing is pre-cut, so Skaggs begins by selecting barn wood or western cedar boards that will match and look nice together. He puts two antique brass locks on the caskets with brass skeleton keys for family members to keep as a memento. He uses a Computer Numeric Control machine to carve out images on wooden plaques — picking corn, combining beans, fishing or deer and duck hunting scenes — and hangs it on the open lid before offering it like an American flag is given to the spouse of a military member. He places hooks on the interior of the open lid to hang an old farmer cap or a lady’s apron, and he also puts two adjustable hooks on the front of the casket … used to display a cherished firearm, a favorite fishing pole, or something of sentimental value. Iron handles handmade by a respected local blacksmith add a perfect touch to the authentic beauty of the caskets. His wife, Brenda, designs the interior cloth and pillows with love. “I’m not about mass production just to make money. The funeral home directors said no one in

30 years ever stopped and complimented the casket until I came along, so that hits the nail on the head of what I’m trying to accomplish,” Skaggs said, noting he relies on word of mouth for advertisement. The caskets take about 50 hours each to assemble, which makes production more challenging because they are built one at a time. Yet the barn wood casket copycats that spring up seem to worship the assembly line, and their products look that way. While driving a truck through his younger years — rolling down 4,200,000 miles of accident-free roadway — Skaggs felt like he was always in a hurry. The last five years his body and his perspective have asked him to slow down. His sons, Riley and Ryan, help Skaggs offer the best aspects of a family business … an environment of love, and a mindset of productivity. “My dad was a very handy man, and I was able to take all he taught me and pass it on to my children,” Skaggs said, noting Brenda came up with the phrase, “Thank God for the life I was given” that is carved into the plaques around the scene if the family so desires. Another phrase — “Remember When” — is a trademark of Coal Creek Creations, which is carved into the lower center of every casket if desired. A somber scene

“I had built things out of barn wood previous to the caskets, but they weren’t real challenging or rewarding. I wanted to make something people would enjoy — a little closer to their heart.”

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Ron Skaggs uses rustic materials on the caskets he builds, allowing families to personalize each piece to represent the type of life their loved one lived.

is suddenly broken with light when someone says … remember when he fell into the pond, or backed his car into the tree … and the morbid tension in the funeral parlor melts away, leaving only a celebration of life. When his brothers died, the flowers soon wilted and the family split the bill; but Skaggs had nothing tangible to hold on to, simply the affection for family members he will never forget. The barn wood caskets are Skaggs’ way of giving families something more … while accepting nothing less. “One day is all you have to show people what this person did with his or her life, so that’s what we’re trying to help these folks do,” he concluded. “It’s a perfect way to send them BCR photo home.” Comment on this story Buda native Ron Skaggs custom builds caskets that help to personalize the person’s life being laid to rest. His wife, Brenda, crafts all the interior fabrics. at

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Red Cross to install smoke alarms in Princeton homes By Goldie Rapp

PRINCETON — Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois and Princeton Fire Department will be hitting the streets of Princeton this Saturday offering free installation of smoke alarms to homeowners. The volunteers will be going door-to-door in the mobile home communities and working the north end residential areas at the railroad tracks on the east and west side of Main Street going south. Due to time and the amount of area to cover, if volunteers do not get to a residence in need of a smoke alarm, they are encouraged to call the American Red Cross office in Princeton at 815-879-2231. Residents who call will be contacted regarding an installation appointment.

The Red Cross is also still looking for volunteers to help go door-to-door on Saturday. Those interested can call Lori Compton, disaster program specialist for the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois Chapter at 309-781-5570 by noon Thursday. Volunteers plan to meet at 9 a.m. at the Prouty Building in Princeton Saturday morning. Because of the rising statistics of fire-related deaths, the American Red Cross started the Home Fire Campaign in October 2014. Its mission is to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent during the campaign’s five years. Throughout the last year, more than a half million smoke alarms have been installed in homes. The campaign currently has a goal of installing 45,000 smoke alarms in homes throughout the country during the month of October. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

Blood-soaked cinema at the fairgrounds By Dave Cook

PRINCETON — Local fans of horror are already familiar with The Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road. On Friday, Oct. 21 there will be a new attraction for fans of classic gore — interactive, outdoor cinema. #Slaughterhouse is an independent horror/comedy film currently on a six-state, 15-city national tour. Produced by Austin Texas’ B Movie Studios and touring in conjunction with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the film promises audiences a frighteningly good time. The film’s plot revolves around what can happen when the security of your home can be controlled with a smart device and when that device gets into the wrong hands. According to the film’s website, when Bob wants to impress his new girlfriend, he invites her to stay with him at his parent’s high-tech cabin. But, she’d rather have fun with her friends, who she secretly invites to join them. However, the fun quickly turns to menace as her friend

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turns up dead, and they take to the cabin for protection. What they don’t know is they may be inadvertently locking themselves in with the killers in a fight to the death. Derek Mungor of B Movie Studios said one of Alamo Drafthouse’s outdoor inflatable screens will be used beginning at 7 p.m., which will likely be followed by an immediate second screening. “It’s going to be very interactive; characters from the movie will interact with the crowd at different points, and when someone gets killed we shoot blood-red confetti cannons over the audience. And there’s much more. It will be a fun night for horror fans,” Mungor said. Tickets are $12 each and can also be purchased in a package which includes admission to the Haunted Fairgrounds attraction for $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Bureau County Fairgrounds or online at http:// Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

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Picking corn in days gone by didn’t include many of the luxuries today’s farmers have come to appreciate. The annual Cornpicker Reunion, held Oct. 14-15, at the Bolz farm in rural Walnut was a good reminder to those who attended. BCR photos/Becky Kramer

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Public, teachers speak to the BV Board By Terri Simon

MANLIUS — More than 30 people attended the special meeting of the Bureau Valley (BV) School Board Monday, Oct. 17, to hear the board talk about the shortand long-term plans to house district students. The crowd at the district office was mostly comprised of parents and BV teachers. After the board discussed their thoughts, the public was given time to ask questions, comment on their concerns and give insight from their perspective. While most boards only listen during the public comment portion of a meeting, the BV School Board actively participated in the conversation with the district residents/ staff. About 15 people from all parts/villages of the district addressed the board. They came to the meeting with a variety of questions, concerns and comments. Teachers spoke from their perspective on how the move of BV South seventh- and eighth-graders into the high school because of structural dangers at the east tower in Buda is working. Though not ideal, one teacher said they make it work because they need to do so. One teacher who has students in Walnut wondered what would happen if the district spent millions to build a new school in the south part of the district, and then another building needed major repairs. He wondered how those repairs would be accomplished. A parent with children at BV South in Buda said she is worried about the safety of her children in that facility. Other comments, concerns and suggestions from the crowd included the tax rate; spending within the district’s means; travel time for children and parents for the daily trips to school or extracurricular activities; what it does to a village when it loses its school; the possibility of other schools like Annawan eventually coming to Bureau Valley; looking toward the long-term future; and more. Comment on this story at

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of the towers and whether the district will decide to keep the Buda gym and adjoining space. He believes the tax rate could drop from the current 1.03 to .75 at the $11 million project cost over a 20-year period. He also spoke about potential revenue the district could receive from the Walnut Ridge Wind project, which could amount to $600,000 to $800,000 annually. Cernovich then urged all the board members to express their opinions, which were quite varied. Most of the board members agreed it wasn’t prudent to put more money into the east/ west towers in Buda, though some thought the school’s gym and support rooms located between the towers could be saved. Much conversation focused on how many buildings the district should actually have — how many they actually need, given the district’s declining enrollment. Most of the board members leaned toward three buildings — BV North, BV South (at a site to be determined) and the high school, though conversations again surfaced about one site in Manlius to house all district students. DeWaele reminded board members the district needed to “stay within its bonding limits” ... “stay fiscally responsible” ... and not count on any revenue from wind turbines. King and Yepsen both spoke of conversations they had heard in the community on Monday, which spoke of other board members making a plan to get the aforementioned motion passed. King also said he had received a packet

of information at 2 p.m. the day of the meeting, but there was no way he was going to make a decision that evening, especially with the large amount of dollars on the table and the inadequate time he had to study the material. Cernovich responded to King by saying there was no “back door deal,” and he had not reached out to other board members. He was not lobbying for one thing or another. King passed out information he had gathered about BV’s enrollment, as well as a chart showing other districts in close proximity to BV and how many buildings they have, their enrollments and other information that could be compared to the BV District. He urged the board to be futuristic in any decisions. Other topics discussed by the board included building on to the Wyanet building; the cost of a referendum; the need for a unified board when it comes time for a referendum; willingness to compromise; the physical state of the other BV buildings and how building a school would tie up money for other needed repairs at other buildings; using taxpayer dollars responsibly; doing what’s best for the students; and more. ... Though the motion did pass, the work is just beginning. The district will now form a committee of school board members, teachers, administrators, parents and community members to fine tune all the particulars of the endeavor, including the final cost, the bond rate, what the building will look like, and more. The ultimate decision will come from district voters on the April 2017 ballot. Comment on this story at www.

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ing two from the war of 1812 — but only one-third have badges on their tombs, and the rest should be replaced, he added. When Davis and Johnson took their concerns to the city, employees took care of many of the quick maintenance jobs, but there’s still a lot of work to be done, Davis said. “The city does have an obligation to mow and keep that up and to maintain,” Davis said. “People deserve to have their graves be respected and repaired.” She asked the council to consider increasing the cemetery budget next fiscal year to help pay for maintenance. In the meantime, the two contacted the Starved Rock Community Foundation Board, which they said will set up a fund to help pay for tombstone repair, and they also plan to seek donations. “We hope to collect enough where we can keep this as an ongoing thing,”

Walnut From Page 1 portion of a creek bridge project to be completed in the next year. The second version of the proposed project would be at a cost of approximately $1.2 million and would include the aforementioned projects as well as additional money to cover repairs to streets in need of less extensive repairs. Both of these projects would need to be funded by the sale of a municipal bond in the amount of $900,000 or $1.2 million. Repayment of this bond would come from motor fuel tax dollars, general fund monies and a new street and bridge tax the board is considering enacting. That tax would cost taxpayers approximately 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation and can be created without the need for a referendum. The board will continue to consider all options avail-

Princeton’s commitment to fixing up Elm Lawn and Oakland PRINCETON — Currently, the city’s annual cemetery budget amounts to $192,320. According to Princeton City Manager Rachel Skaggs a majority of the expenses go to salary and benefits for the cemetery sexton and to the contractor the city hires for the mowing and lawn care. The city is also responsible for purchasing flags and veteran’s markers for graves. Skaggs said the city is “very committed” to fixing the major issues at both Elm Lawn and Oakland, especially the trees, bushes and storm water drainage system. She said the city plans to organize the workload over a multiyear plan. “We are looking at an increase of $20,000 annually to help take care of some of these items,” she said. Skaggs said the council will be having discussions on increasing the cemetery budget during the budget process next fiscal year, which will start in January for May 1, 2017, fiscal year. Comment on this story at Davis said, adding the fund could assist families who need help paying for repairs. “Let’s help get Oakland back to where we can be truly proud of the cemetery. There’s a lot of history in there.” Cook told the council the people who are mowing at Elm Lawn are doing a poor

job and are running over veterans’ grave markers. She wants the city to get volunteers to mow and help with the upkeep. Mayor Joel Quiram thanked the three for their concerns and said the issues would be addressed. Comment on this story at

able to them for funding the street improvement project. The board is in agreement the streets within the village are rapidly deteriorating, and some decision needs to be reached as soon as possible. Hansen asked for and received some additional financial information from village treasurer Autumn Wolf. He will be conducting a further review of the village’s funds and make a recommendation as to the scope of the project for the village. The board is expected to reach a definite decision in November. Board member Ryan Rosenthal stated the recent Fall Festival sponsored by the Walnut Chamber of Commerce was very successful. He also reminded the board several locations in the village are still selling the 50/50 tickets. These tickets will be sold for several months and then the proceeds will go for improvements within the village. In conjunction with the

Fall Festival, there was an open house at the completed sewer improvement project. Minks thanked the representatives from Willett, Hofmann Associates who conducted tours. In other business: • The board agreed to the sale of the 2008 Ford police vehicle that is no longer in service. Sealed bids will be accepted until Nov. 21 with a starting bid for the vehicle of $500. An additional 2011 Chevrolet police vehicle no longer serving the purpose as a squad car is being used as a utility vehicle for the village and will continue to be used for that purpose. • The board approved the Halloween trick or treat hours for 2016. Trick or treating will be held on Monday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and then at the Heritage Manor (formerly Walnut Manor) Nursing Home from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Comment on this story at




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Obituaries C. Ray Hornbaker

Ellen Rowe

TISKILWA — Ellen Mae Rowe, 86, of Tiskilwa passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Liberty Village of Princeton. Born Jan. 3, 1930, in Paragould, Ark., the daughter the Charles G. and Mary E. (Vaughn) Rowe of Hannibal, Mo., she married Charles A. Rowe on Feb. 22, 1953, in Hannibal, Mo. She graduated from Hannibal High School in 1948. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the family farm. She was a member of Arch Street Methodist Church in Hannibal, Mo., the Henry United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women of Saratoga United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer for the Tiskilwa Public Library. She is survived by four children, Cathy (Richard) Ingram of St. Charles, Becky (Richard) Van Deventer of LeRoy, Bob (Pam) Rowe of Mahomet and Ken (Mary) Rowe of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Ricci of Oklahoma and Eunice McCauley of Princeton; and one brother-in-law, Harold L. Bullington of Princeton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Rowe, and by her parents. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton with the Rev. Derek Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Tiskilwa Fire and Rescue Department or the Tiskilwa Public Library. Online condolences may Deadlines for obituaries are 2 p.m. Monday for Tuesbe left at www.norbergfh. day’s paper, 2 p.m. Wednesday for Thursday’s paper and com. 2 p.m. Friday for Saturday’s paper. ELLISVILLE, Mo. — C. Ray Hornbaker, 99, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Bethesda Meadow in Ellisville, Mo. Ray was born March 7, 1917, in Crookston, Minn., the son of Clarence Willard Hornbaker and Ethel (Pensinger) Hornbaker. He married Nancy E. Gillham on May 31, 1942, in Wichita, Kan. She died in Florida in 2003. Ray was one of seven siblings, and when he was in his late teens, his family moved from Minnesota to Blandinsville, Ill., where they farmed, and where his father started a farm implement dealership that became known as Hornbaker and Sons. There, Ray met Nancy, who was a teacher in the Blandinsville High School. During World War II, Ray and Nancy lived in Wichita, where they worked for Cessna Aircraft, and where their twin daughters, Caryl and Cathy, were born. After the war, they moved back to Blandinsville, where Ray was in the implement business with his father and brother, and where their other two children, Richard and Laurel, were born. Several years later, Hornbaker and Sons purchased another implement business in Bushnell, Ill., and Ray and his family eventually moved to Bushnell to run that business. In the early 1960s, Ray sold the Bushnell business and became a farm loan officer at Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Bushnell, where he worked for 20 years until he retired around 1982. After retiring, Ray and Nancy moved to St. Petersburg, where they lived happily in the Florida warmth. Ray lived the last few years in the nursing home in Missouri where he died. During his time in the Blandinsville/Bushnell area, Ray enjoyed golfing and fishing, and was an avid Bridge player, having come from a Hornbaker family that pulls out a deck of cards whenever they get together. He was active in the Bushnell Rotary Club and served a term as a city alderman. Ray was also a long suffering Cub fan. He apparently concluded that it was safe for him to move on, confident that, finally, this was the year for the Cubs to go all the way. He is survived by his four children, Caryl (Stewart) Harris of Clermont, Fla., Cathy Weber of St. Petersburg, Fla., Richard Hornbaker of Princeton and Laurel Schoen of Ballwin, Mo.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Hornbaker of Blandinsville; two sisters, Ruth Harper of Good Hope, Ill., and Marian Hendrickson of Colchester, Ill., and Arlington, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; three sisters, Beulah (Clay) Hobbs, Mildred (George) Hobbs and Leah (James) Breckon; and by one daughter-in-law, Kathy (Richard) Hornbaker. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens, Princeton. Memorials may be directed to the Bushnell Public Library.

House fire started from a candle PRINCETON — A house fire on South Cedar Street that started around noon on Monday was determined to be from an unattended lit candle. The Princeton Fire Department was called to the home at 2002 S. Cedar St. at 12:19 p.m. and could see smoke coming from the eves and garage area of the home. Mutual aid was requested for assistance, however, Princeton fire crews were able to quickly find and extinguish the fire. The home, which had been occupied by Kenneth Blevins, sustained

Police reports at 3 a.m. Oct. 15. Following an investiSpring Valley Police gation into the reported accident, HerTraffic stop

Following a traffic stop, Patrick E. Miller, 40, of Peru was charged with driving while license revoked, no insurance and failure to signal in the 300 block of South Hennessey Street at 8:35 a.m. Oct. 18. Miller was also arrested on a Whiteside County warrant for probation violation.

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Gregory A. Fandel, 41, of Spring Valley was picked up in the 400 block of West Erie Street at 1:26 a.m. Oct. 18, on a Bureau County warrant for failure to appear for DUI.

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Jannel T. Bland, 26, of Ladd was charged with harassment by telephone at 412 W. Third St. at 9:12 a.m. Oct. 17.


A bicycle ridden by a 9-year-old Spring Valley boy struck a vehicle driven by Wanda L. ManFredini, 63, of Spring Valley in the intersection of Third and Richard streets at 3:20 p.m. Oct. 12. No injuries were reported. A vehicle driven by Alic A. Hernandez, 20, of Spring Valley struck a park bench in the 200 block of West Second Street

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Domestic battery

Linda M. Brokaw, 50, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in rural Princeton at 1:53 p.m. Oct. 17.

Deer accidents

A vehicle driven by Kennith C. Poole, 45, of Princeton struck a deer on 1240 North Avenue near 2650 East Street, west of DePue, at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11. A vehicle driven by John M. Koch, 60, of Amboy struck a deer on 1425 East Street near Route 92, in Walnut, at 6:45 a.m. Oct. 12. A vehicle driven by Jennifer L. Jandura, 34, of Malden struck a deer on Route 34 near 2500 North Avenue, south of LaMoille, at 8:02 p.m. Oct. 17.

Warrant arrest

Eric L. Morris, 28, of Ohio was picked up at 214 South Grove St. in Ohio at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on a Lee County warrant for failure to appear for contempt of court.

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Terri Simon



Political freefall Politics is something I’d rather not write about; I’m likely as disillusioned with all of it as you are. My grandfather regularly complained about the all too familiar issues of corruption and self-interest of politicians, and I’ve inherited much of his cynicism when Dave it comes to politics Cook ... but unlike him I retain some hope. COMMENTARY Mudslinging is nothing new to politics; it’s always been a rough game. However, this election hasn’t just lowered the bar, it’s completely thrown it away. We’re reaping what we’ve sown as a society — the idealization of so-called “outrageous personalities” and the voracious appetite for the absurd and extreme (always a boon for the all-important ratings). Of course, people are free to their own political beliefs, I wouldn’t argue against that, but it’s strange to see how comfortable our society has become when it comes to proudly and publicly sharing dangerous and ignorant outlooks. This weekend I was in traffic listening to news about a presidential candidate bragging about his pathetic behavior toward women. This newest scandal in a long, long list of disturbed behavior including mocking the disabled, racism, religious intolerance, incoherence, several other instances of misogyny, unbelievable behavior toward veterans, and inarguable inaccuracies was nothing surprising. What has surprised me, though, and probably millions of others, is that he’s been, not allowed, but encouraged to continue through voter support. As this candidate claimed to be a victim of the women he allegedly sexually assaulted — after he’s been heard on tape describing how he gets away with it because of his status and wealth, the view through my windshield was equally surprising. With politicians and people everywhere voicing their disapproval and disgust, there on the street corner was a group selling T-shirts in support of him. It amazes me there are so many who are proud to support a person like this for president. On the positive side, I didn’t see anyone lining up to buy one. It was the same feeling I’d imagine I’d get if people had been on a corner selling Cosby sweaters and DVDs after the revelation of that sexual assault scandal. Prior to this election, any one of this candidate’s outrageous statements would have been enough to end the campaign and rightfully so; yet this time our country has turned the Oval Office into a reality show contest. Neither candidate this election is overwhelmingly popular, but to have one who proudly exhibits traits of dangerous personality disorders is shocking. If this is to be the new norm for our political parties, our system needs serious reform. I understand the appeal of an outsider, anti-establishment type of candidate, but there has to be one out there who isn’t mentally unbalanced. I have no answers on how to fix politics, if that’s even possible, but maybe our system needs to be diluted to minimize the effects of extreme viewpoints. Perhaps we don’t need just a third viable party, but also a fourth and fifth. I’d guess most people fall more or less down the middle of the political spectrum and most probably don’t lean entirely in one direction with every issue. Some issues call for a conservative approach, and other issues are better with a more liberal angle. This candidate refuses to take any responsibility for his deplorable behaviors and is even proud and boastful of the worst of them. Every president and politician has had scandals and issues they can be fairly criticized on, but this election is showing us the potential to sink into a more frightening, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic and corruptible future than we’ve ever faced. We’ve gotten the candidates we deserve, but Washington has enough clowns in its circus ... we don’t need the scary one as the ringleader. BCR Staff Writer Dave Cook can be reached at

First Person Amanda Kassabaum Town: Spring Valley. Family: Kurt Kassabaum, Libby and Shawn Bailey, Weston Mavis (fiancee). Occupation: HIM coordinator and certified coder at Perry Memorial Hospital. What was your first job: Working for my dad at Utility Equipment Company. What is your favorite movie: “Tombstone.” What is your favorite book: “Stolen” by Kelley Armstrong. What is the best concert you’ve been to: Incubus. If you met a genie who granted you one wish, what would you wish for: To go back in time for one night

and see The Beatles live in concert. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done: Learning to juggle fulltime work, school and being home on time to read bedtime stories to my two amazing soon-to-be stepdaughters. Where do you most want to travel, but have never been: Liverpool. What is one thing you’re truly passionate about: Learning and helping others by using what I’ve learned.

What is your favorite area restaurant, and what do you like to order there: Prime Quarter, teriyaki filet mignon. What is something you like about your hometown: I have great neighbors. Is there anything you would change about your hometown: It would be nice to have video rental store again, or even a redbox! Family entertainment options are always appreciated.

Thinking about health ... Look carefully at the fine print before choosing a Medicare option Get ready to make some decisions. Medicare open enrollment began Oct. 15 and runs through early December. It’s the time when seniors and disabled people can switch plans to cover gaps in Medicare’s coverage. Medicare continues to be one of the country’s most popular social programs, but there are coverage gaps. The program is complicated and often misunderstood, and those already on Medicare and those about to be should think hard about their options. It’s a time to beware of falling for sales pitches like the ones I received this year. One mailing from a New York City hospital told me if I signed up for its “unique” Medicare Advantage plan, I could save money if I used the hospital system’s doctors particularly its “preferred” physicians. It noted not all doctors who are part of its system were preferred providers and to check when making an appointment. It offered no clue about what preferred meant. Another invitation from a seller of Medicare Advantage Plans, invited me to a seminar at a local Boston Market where I could pick up a free pie if I attended. Often glossed over at these insurance-sponsored kaffeklatches are the essential differences between the two options for covering Medicare’s gaps. Increasingly new seniors coming onto the program don’t know what those are. These days insurers covering employees while they are working are allowed to automatically enroll them in an MA plan when they become eligible for Medicare. The insurer, using what’s called a “seamless conversion,” sends a letter to the workers explaining the new coverage, which takes effect

Trudy Lieberman COMMENTARY unless they opt out within 60 days. It’s easy to overlook the notice. Essentially, a consumer’s choice is between enrolling in traditional Medicare and buying a supplemental insurance plan called a Medigap or enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan (MA) offered by private insurers. About one-third of Medicare beneficiaries now have MA plans largely because the government has paid insurers more — about two percent more — than it costs to provide the same benefits under the traditional program. Those overpayments have allowed MA plans to offer extra benefits like eyeglasses and dental exams that are not part of traditional Medicare’s benefit package. In some areas the higher government payments have made it possible to offer consumers MA plans with no monthly premiums, an attraction for cash-strapped seniors. Premiums for Medigap policies are often higher, but people who have traditional Medicare and a Medigap policy face no restrictions on what doctors they can use. MA plans require seniors to use only providers in the insurers’ network. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study of 20 counties found that on average MA plans included only about half of the area hospitals in their networks; 40 percent of the plans did not include a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. MA plans come with high out-ofpocket maximums a senior must reach before the insurer will begin paying 100 percent of their medical expenses. In 2016 the maximum could be as high as $6,700. Also,

seniors are sometimes surprised to learn that they are on the hook for 20 percent of the cost of expensive chemotherapy drugs until they reach the out-of-pocket limit. Too many sales people gloss over this crucial point. While there is no limit on out-ofpocket spending for those in traditional Medicare, many seniors buy Medigap plans that limit their exposure to high out-of-pocket costs. During open enrollment people already covered by a Medicare Advantage plan can choose a different MA plan. Seniors enrolled in traditional Medicare with a Medigap can also switch to an MA plan. But later on if they don’t like their MA plan, their options are limited. Here’s the catch. They can always return to traditional Medicare during open enrollment, but they can’t always get a Medigap to cover the gaps. That depends on their state. Some allow people to buy Medigaps after returning to traditional Medicare. Others don’t. Research shows that very little is really known about how MA plans care for people who become seriously ill or who need specialty care, says Tricia Newman, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Healthy 65 year olds don’t always think about that possibility at an insurer’s sales event. She added seniors who opt for Medicare Advantage plans when they first go on Medicare may be making an irrevocable decision by giving up their right to purchase supplemental insurance later in life. If you’re not sure of your options, it’s best to contact your state’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for help understanding the costs and benefits of the different options. What has been your experience with Medicare Advantage plans? Write to Trudy Lieberman of Rural Health News Service at

Election season policy on Letters to the Editor The Bureau County Republican appreciates your thoughts on the upcoming election in November. Please remember, there is a 500-word limit on all Letters to the Editor. You must include your address (only your town will be published) and a telephone number where we can reach you during the day to verify the authenticity of your signature. We will not publish your telephone number. The deadline to submit Letters to the Editor on any and all campaign/election issues is noon on Monday, Oct. 31. Those with questions should call BCR Editor Terri Simon at 815-875-4461, ext. 6330.

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Wedding Bells — Who just got married? Who has recently become engaged? See Page 8 to find out.

Chandler to speak about women serving in early wars PRINCETON — The featured speaker for the Thursday, Oct. 27, meeting of the Bureau County Genealogical Society will be Carol Chandler, a lifelong resident of Dixon. Her topic for the evening is “Women in War,” and she will discuss the role of women in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. There were 221 documented women fighting as men in the Civil War, and one is buried in Byron. The public is invited to attend this free program following a brief business report at the BCGS library at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton beginning at 7 p.m. Chandler is a member of the Lee County Genealogical Society and was well received when she presented her program on “Orphan Trains” to the local society in 2010. A copy of her book on that topic is

in the BCGS library. She is a graduate of Parke College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has also presented programs on the Underground Railroad and Abandoned and Neglected Cemeteries. The current membership for BCGS has reached 474 for the year 2016. The next first Saturday opening will be on Nov. 5. For more information about the program or any other questions on genealogy research, the library can be reached by calling 815-879-3133 during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday of each week. Experienced volunteers are available to assist researchers not only with Bureau County ancestors but also ancestors in other parts of the United States as well through online resources and techniques.

Princeton Public Library will host second annual Author Fair Powelson from Princeton, the children’s author of the Rachel Racoon and Sammy Skunk series; Princeton librarian Debra Borys, who writes suspense and mystery novels; Joseph Gatch, a Steampunk author from Wyanet; non-fiction historical author from Granville, Ron Bluemer; poet Marydale Stewart from Spring Valley; and Roy Swanberg from Princeton, a new voice in Christian fiction. Two new local authors to add to the cast are Tom Schwerbrock, a veterinarian from Kewanee who has written two novels, and Olivia Esther, a high school senior from Wyanet who just released her first young adult apocalyptic adventure.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host its second annual Author Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Tables will be set up throughout the building providing readers with an opportunity to meet the authors and purchase books directly from them. Participants include local writers, as well as authors from the Chicago and Peoria areas, and even Indiana. There will also be a representative of Total Printing Systems in the Matson meeting room offering advice and instruction on the printing process as it relates to self publishing. Authors returning from last year include Jannifer

Other familiar names are Jean-Michel Smith, science fiction; Kay Mays, cookbook and young adult; Amanda McNeill, supernatural fiction; Christine Todd, winner of several fiction awards; Dick Diller, memoir writer; Victoria Noe, author of the Friend Grief series; Kim Sigafus, Native American fiction and non-fiction; and Linda Lowery, library murder mysteries. The library is located at 698 E. Peru St. in Princeton. All programs at the library are free and open to all. For more information on upcoming programs and on Princeton Public Library services, go to www.theprincetonlibrary. org or call 815-875-1331.

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Religion Briefs — Area churches and groups have announced upcoming events. See Page 9 for more information.

Community Notes Blood drive planned SPRING VALLEY — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at John F. Kennedy School in Spring Valley. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767, visit redcrossblood. org or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Fall family fun fest PRINCETON — Freedom House, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, invites the community to attend the fall family fun fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton. This fun event for all ages will promote healthy families while giving the community an opportunity to learn about Freedom House and their services – and to meet many of the staff.

Fundraiser planned LADD — Rip’s Night, sponsored by Team Thrive, Relay for Life, will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, at Rip’s Tavern in Ladd, with serving from 5 to 8 p.m. Carry-outs will also be available. The cost is $8 per order. The event will also include a bake sale and raffles. All pro-

ceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Bureau County.

Country breakfast planned PRINCETON — A country breakfast fundraiser, hosted by Crossroads High School and Junior High, will be served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Elks Club, 1105 E. Peru St. in Princeton. The breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and potatoes, cinnamon rolls, fruit and beverage. Tickets can be purchased from Crossroads students, by calling 815-646-4037 or purchased at the door for a suggested donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 6-11. Children 5 and under are free.

Relay for Life fundraiser PRINCETON — Team Hope, Relay for Life, will host a garage sale from 8 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 21, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22, at 14059 Illinois Highway 26 South, Princeton. This will be donations only, with all proceeds going to Relay for Life.

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Mr. and Mrs. Weston (Amanda) Mavis


Mr. and Mrs. Matt (Hallie) Monroe

May-Monroe Hallie Ann May and Matt Andrew Monroe were united in marriage on July 29 at the Bureau County Courthouse by Judge Marc Bernabei. McCaela May, sister of the bride, and Jesse Monroe, brother of the groom, were witnesses. The bride is the daughter of Chad and Gloria May of Princeton and the granddaughter of Duane and Nancy May and Richard and Carol Haas. The groom is the son of Richard and Cynthia Monroe of Arlington. The couple and attendees celebrated at Verucchi’s Reistorante in Spring


Valley after the ceremony. A reception will be held at a later date. The bride and groom both graduated from LaMoille High School in 2009. The bride received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria and is employed by Mendota Elementary District 289 as a registered nurse. She is also the head coach of the LaMoille-Ohio Lady Lions volleyball team. The groom is employed by Barkman Concrete Construction Inc. (BCCI). The couple resides in Princeton.

Annual meeting set for Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society DIXON — John Purvis will speak Monday, Nov. 14, at the annual meeting of the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Purvis’ program, titled “Off the Beaten Path,” will include information in Lee County: the Green River Ordnance Plant, the settlers cabin on the site

Jola Ligas was the maid Amanda Kassabaum of Spring Valley and Weston of honor. Bridesmaids Mavis of Spring Valley were were Brittany Bailey, Mindi united in marriage Sept. 18 Lester and Desiree Libby. at The Barn at Hornbaker Nevaeh Mavis and Mariah Mavis were flower girls. Gardens in Princeton. William Libby served The bride is the daughMr. and Mrs. Jeffrey (Krista) Scoma ter of Kurt Kassabaum, and as best man. Groomsmen Libby and Shawn Bailey. were Kristopher Mavis, The groom is the son of Shawn Mavis and Aaron Kassabaum. Krista Dayton and Jeffrey Eric Dayton, brother of Marjan and Ken Mavis. Scoma were united in mar- the bride. The couple was honored riage during an evening ceremony on June 4, 2016, during a reception at Litat Old St. Patrick’s Catho- tle Goat Diner in ChicaThe Rev. Dr. Kevin and lic Church in Chicago with go. Chris Scoma, best man Father Thomas Hurley offi- and brother of the groom, Cyndy Summers of Norprovided a tribute toast to mal and Randy and Darcy ciating. The bride is the daughter honor their father, the late Staton of Springfield are announcing the upcoming of Connis and John Day- Paul Scoma. The bride is a 2005 marriage of their children, ton of Grinnell, Iowa. The groom is the son of Nancy graduate of Grinnell High Kaylee Anne Summers and Scoma of Princeton and School, Grinnell, Iowa. She Alex Randall Staton. The bride-elect is a 2013 earned a Bachelor of Arts the late Paul Scoma. Suzanne Hanson, friend in Biology from Augusta- graduate of Cornerstone of the bride, was the na College, Rock Island, Christian Academy and a matron of honor and Bet- in 2009, and Doctorate of 2016 graduate of Greensey Simonson, friend of Physical Therapy in 2012 ville College, Greenville, the bride, was the maid from Temple Universi- where she earned a degree of honor. Emelia Dayton, ty, Philadelphia, Pa. She in communications. She niece of the bride, was the is employed as a physical is employed by Greenville junior bridesmaid. Rylee therapist at Rush/Oak Park College as an admissions Kaylee Summers counselor. Dayton and Avonlea Day- Hospital. and Alex Staton Her fiancé is a 2012 gradThe groom is a 2005 ton, nieces of the bride, graduate of Princeton uate of Rochester High were flower girls. Chris Scoma, broth- High School. He earned a School and a 2016 grad- is the grandson of Nell er of the groom, served Bachelor of Arts in Busi- uate of Greenville Col- Nyman (the late Gilbert as best man. Grooms- ness Administration and lege, Greenville, where he Nyman) and the late Robmen were Derek Dickin- Accounting from Augus- earned a degree in mar- ert and Mary Staton of son and Maciek Wojtas, tana College in 2009. He keting. He is employed Princeton. The couple will be marboth friends of the groom. is employed as an auditor by Greenville College as a Everett Dayton, Wrigley with the USDA Office of marketing specialist and ried Oct. 29 in BloomingDayton and Milan Day- Inspector General in Chi- head pole vault coach. He ton. ton, nephews of the bride, cago. Following a honeymoon were ring bearers. ReadEngagement and wedding ers were John Dayton, to St. Lucia, the couple announcements run every other Thursday. father of the bride, and resides in Chicago.

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Christmas musical announced PRINCETON — This year’s Prairie Arts Council children’s Christmas musical, “A Winterhaven Christmas,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Watch for more details.

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Religion Briefs Annual fall luncheon on Oct. 28

Annual Harvest Fest NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Christian Church will celebrate its annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 29. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with a hayrack ride with supper and games to follow. Some highlights include a chili cook off, bingo, door prizes, bonfire and smores.

Malden church will host annual dinner MALDEN — The Malden United Methodist Church will host its annual Harvest Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the church, located at 324 Main St. in Malden. The menu will consist of roast turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, gelatin salad, dessert and beverage. Tickets will be available at the door and cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and under. Carry-outs will also be available.

Fall festival planned PRINCETON — The New Hope Church of the Nazarene will host a fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the church, located at 30 N. Sixth St. in Princeton. This is for children ages birth to 12 years. Participants should dress in costumers. There will be treats, games, food and prizes.

Community coffee in Sheffield SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the UCC Parish Hall. Fresh-baked cinnamon rolls will be served.

OHIO — The 32nd annual Immaculate Conception Church fall luncheon will be Friday, Oct. 28, in the Ohio Catholic Church Hall, with serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschool. The event will include food, desserts and raffles. Raffle tickets are available from any church member or at the door. The pre-sale raffle tickets drawing will be at 12:30 p.m.

World Community Day celebration planned PRINCETON — Church Women United invites women from throughout Bureau County to a gathering at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, to celebrate World Community Day at St. Matthews Lutheran Church at 416 E. Dover Road in Princeton. A soup and sandwich supper will be followed by a short program titled “Sharing Gifts at the Table.” World Community Day began in 1943 as a day in the fall set aside for the study of peace by church women. This has been broadened to include justice. Reservations are not necessary.

Healing, miracle services planned SPRING VALLEY — Dr. Kevin Cunningham will bring two healing and miracle services to the Illinois Valley area on Sunday, Nov. 6. He will speak at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Illinois Valley House of Praise, located at 1012 N. U.S. Highway 89 in Spring Valley, across from the Walmart Distribution Center. Everyone is welcome.

Eliza Morris and Friends will present ‘Little Black Book’ PRINCETON — Join the Princeton Theatre Group at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, as Festival 56 favorite Eliza Morris and friends Anslee Burns and Casi Maggio will present “Little Black Book.” This musical review takes a cabaret-style look at the ups and downs of dating via comedy, Broadway standards, chart-topping hits and contemporary favorites. The stories unfold through songs performed in an updated Andrews Sisters style, offering a glimpse into the good, the bad, and the hilarious of dating woes. All proceeds from this special performance will benefit Festival 56. Tickets are $25, and seating is reserved. To purchase tickets in advance, call 815-879-5656 or visit The theater is located at 316 S. Main St. in Princeton and is completely accessible with ample parking nearby.


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Women at our BEST to present ‘Pieces of Peace’ OGLESBY — On Monday, Oct. 24, Lois Croasdale of Spring Valley will present “The Pieces of Peace,” the fourth installment of Women at our BEST’s fruit of the spirit series. BEST, which stands for building, encouraging, strengthening, and teaching, is a women’s outreach ministry of Oglesby Union Church. The group invites all women to its quarterly, non-denominational events. The free event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oglesby Union Church. In addition to Croasdale’s presentation on peace, she will minister to the group with her musical talents. The evening will also include a time for fellowship with Christian women, prayer, and homemade fall refreshments. There is never a fee, and there are no membership requirements for BEST. Free child care is also available upon request. Lois Croasdale lives with her husband, Victor, and daughter, Sarah, in

Spring Valley. She is an elementary teacher, musician and an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in LaSalle. She has enjoyed music from a young age and can often be found playing flute, piano, organ and singing in the community. She serves as the organist for Peru Congregational Church as well as teaches private piano lessons. She has been active in the mission field taking several short-term mission trips throughout countries in Europe and in Kenya, Africa. She spent nearly two years aiding refugees in Athens, Greece. She has learned a lot about the topic of peace while navigating through her many undertakings and looks forward to sharing what she has learned with BEST. To learn more about Women at our BEST and its ministry, visit Women at our BEST on Facebook. RSVPs for the October event may also be made on Facebook, by emailing the group at Women., or by calling or texting Jacqueline Smith at 309678-3182.

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Do you have a new business? Has someone from your company received an award? Is your ag operation doing something different or unique? — Contact BCR Staff Writer Lyle Ganther at 815-875-4461, ext. 6360, or email him at with your story ideas or press releases.

Dr. Gregg Davis receives rural health award PRINCETON — Dr. Gregg Davis recently received the 2016 Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) at a special reception, held at Perry Memorial Hospital. “Every year, the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) honors physicians who exhibit a special commitment to rural health care. One of the biggest health care challenges across our nation is the shortage of physicians who practice in rural settings. IRHA feels it is important to recognize those who have accepted this calling and gone out of their way to make an impact. What impressed our selection committee was not only Dr. Davis’ many years of service to the patients in Bureau County, but his leadership in serving as chief medical officer for Illinois Rural Community Care Organization, an Accountable Care Organization comprised of 24 critical access hospitals, which has now become a template for the nation,”  explained IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn. “I was extremely honored and appreciative to have received this signif-

icant award and for having the privilege to work with Pat Schou and the ICAHN (Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network) team on the creation and sustainability of IRCCO,” said Davis during the event held Oct. 12 at the Princeton hospital. “I’m equally touched to see all the current and existing patients, family, friends and colleagues that came out tonight. It’s a humbling experience, and I feel grateful to have been able to serve in this capacity all these years.” Davis was also presented with a copy of House Resolution 1436 from Illinois State Rep. Don Moffitt (R-Gilson) honoring his achievements, along with a Senate Congratulatory Certificate on behalf of Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria). Specializing in family medicine, Davis works in private practice from his medical office at 204 Park Ave. East, Princeton and has done so since 2000. He currently serves as IRCCO’s chief medical officer, 2014-present; is on the board of directors for the Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Department, 1995-present; serves as medical direc-

tor of Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1995-present; and was also on the board of directors for Perry Memorial Hospital, 2000-16. Past administrative and board experience include serving as chief executive officer and president of Perry Memorial Hospital; board of directors of AMCORE Bank, North Central; chairman of the Physician Hospital Organization of Perry Memorial Hospital; member of the loan committee of AMCORE Bank; medical director of Prairie View Nursing Home, Basswood Nursing Home and Colonial Hall Nursing Home, all of Princeton; and also on the board of directors for the Bureau Valley Hospice. About IRHA: Founded in 1989, the Illinois Rural Health Association is a collaborative association of academic institutions, clinics, consumers, hospitals, health care practitioners, public health administrators, public officials and others who are committed to strengthening health systems for rural residents and communities. IRHA is 501(c)3 non-profit association. About ICAHN: The Illi-

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Illinois State Rep. Don Moffitt (standing, far right) and Margaret Vaughn (second from right), Illinois Rural Health Association executive director, presented Dr. Gregg Davis (seated) of Princeton with the 2016 Physician of Excellence Award during ceremonies held Oct. 12 at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton. Also pictured are Davis’ wife, Renee (seated, right); and Diana Rawlings (standing, left), Bureau/Putnam/Marshall County Health Department administrator; Pat Schou, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network executive director; and Annette Schnabel, Perry Memorial Hospital CEO/administrator. nois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) is a network of 55 small and rural hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its membership through collaboration.

its work with rural health and administers several state, federal, and private health care programs. The ICAHN office is located in Princeton and serves all of the state CAHs.

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SBDC to offer business law workshop OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College is offering a business law basics workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room CTC 124. Attorneys from the Zukowski Law Offices, Peru, will present this workshop covering the life cycle of the small business and will provide information including business formation, hiring employees,

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If you have copies of prior mammograms, and this is your first By Denise Freese visit to a new facility, bring copies for October is Breast Cancer Awareness the radiologist to compare with current Month; if you haven’t had your images. annual mammogram, now is the Wear comfortable clothing to the time to schedule an appointment. A appointment, but no jewelry. Don’t wear mammogram is a specialized medical deodorant, lotion, or talcum powder imaging tool that checks for suspicious under your arms or on or around your areas and small tumors in the breasts. The earlier cancer is detected, the breasts on exam day. These products better the chance of treating it and not can show up as calcium deposits on allowing it to spread. Early detection your mammogram. also increases the number of treatment Perry Memorial employs four options. Mammography Technologists who are There are several steps to follow when certified in mammography. They are preparing for your mammogram. Before specially trained to operate radiologic scheduling your appointment, the equipment used to examine breasts for American Cancer Society recommends cancer and other abnormalities. discussing any issues with your breasts For more information on how to with your primary care physician, who prepare for you your mammogram, call should be aware of prior surgeries, Perry’s Radiology Department at 815hormone use, and personal (and family) 876-2291. To schedule your annual history of breast cancer. mammogram, contact Perry’s Central Scheduling Department at 815-876Try not to schedule a mammogram for the week before the start of your 3313 or 815-876-2050. menstrual cycle, as your breasts may be tender. The best time for a mammogram Perry Memorial Hospital is one week after your cycle ends. Be 530 Park Ave E, Princeton, IL 61356 sure to let your doctor and the x-ray Phone: (815) 875-2811 technician mammography technicians

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 • 11 Regional time — St. Bede will host the area 1A cross country regional meet Saturday. The girls race will start at 10 a.m. with the boys to follow. Visit sports for more insights.

It all comes down to this Bruins, Comets battle for TRAC Mississippi title BCR Game of the Week

By Kevin Hieronymus

After eight weeks of football, it’s all come down to this — one night, one game, one battle. The St. Bede Bruins and the Sterling Newman Comets will clash for the 2016 Three Rivers Mississippi Conference championship. The Bruins ride a six-game win streak into battle to face the undefeated Comets. Both stand at 5-0 in league play heading into Friday’s contest and both now are state-ranked in 2A. Both sides agree, the BCR Game of the Week should be a dandy. “Friday will be a game to remember. It is always exciting when your team gets an opportunity to place for a conference championship,” SBA senior linebacker Brady Booker said. St. Bede coach Jim Eustice said the Bruins are excited for the opportunity. “Playing for a championship is

St. Bede (6-2, 5-0) at Newman (8-0, 5-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday. • Who has the edge? See page 13 something every team strives for, and to be able to play against a team like Newman, at a facility like Rosco Eades Stadium, is something our kids will never forget,” he said. Veteran Newman coach Mike Papoccia said he would go watch this game if he wasn’t coaching it. “It will be a great game to be sitting

up in the stands and one of these days I hope to do that,” Papoccia said. “It’s not going to be fun down where I’m at. We’re going to have to go to work and try to get done what we can and see what happens.” The Comets may be undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the state, but Papoccia said they will have their hands full with the red-hot Bruins, who are playing football as well as anyone in 2A. The Bruins cracked the state rankings this week at No. 2. “They’re playing a very high level, (they’re an) extremely confident team. They’ve been rolling everybody,” he said. Papoccia described the Bruins defensively as a typical St. Bede team “that keeps hitting you.” He said they are very well coached and don’t make mistakes. Offensively, Papoccia said the Bru-

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Volleyball: Somonauk def. LaMoille/Ohio 25-11, 25-19

Lady Lions to turn the page after LTC loss

Volleyball: SBA def. Hall 23-25, 25-6, 25-21

Lady Bruins keep Hall’s number By Dan Dwyer

By Kevin Hieronymus

LAMOILLE — It was not the way LaMoille/Ohio coach Hallie Monroe had it scripted out when the Lady Lions met Somonauk in a key Little Ten Conference match Tuesday at LaMoille. Senior setter Paige Conner was limited to setting duties only in the first set with a back injury as the Lady Lions went down in defeat 25-11. Conner talked her way into full-time play the second set, but the Lady Lions couldn’t hang on to a 9-2 lead and went down in defeat 25-19 with a string of funny calls going against them down the stretch. Conner missed practice Monday after injuring her SI joint in her lower back at Saturday’s Plano Invite, BCR photo/Kevin Hieronymus Monroe said. She gave Maddi Deery (22) and Nya Ranel (21) of LaMoille/Ohio put up a block against way to sophomore Raygan Somonauk’s Sydni Frederick in Tuesday’s Little Ten Conference match at LaMoille. The Cromwell on the front row

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St. Bede Lady Bruins Alexa Damerell, Kourtney Knecht and Chase Ludford are all smiles after defeating rival Hall in three sets Tuesday in Spring Valley.

visiting Bobcats won 25-11, 25-19 to force a tie for second place in the Little Ten with the Lady Lions.

SPRING VALLEY — For the second time this season, the St. Bede Lady Bruins got the best of its rival, Hall Lady Devils, in a thrilling, come-frombehind 23-25, 25-6, 25-21 victory Tuesday. In the waning seconds of the third set, sophomore hitter Hallie McGuire took over, scoring the last three points for the Bruins on three kills and a block to break a 21-21 tie and complete the comeback for the three-set victory. “Usually we don’t close out the final set and end up losing,” McGuire said. “We really just wanted to beat our rival, Hall, and we were really on it tonight.” McQuire ended her evening with 12 kills, which were aided in large part by the setting from

senior Chase Ludford, who matched McGuire’s kill total with 12 assists. The two squads split the first two games with Hall barely hanging on to get the 25-23 win in the first set before the Bruins came out and thoroughly dominated the second set 25-6 to force the crucial game three. “Our coach gave us a talk and said, ‘Even if our rotations are messed up, we have to keep going,” McGuire said. “We knew that we beat them last time so we knew we could beat them again this time.” After the close Hall victory in the first set, St. Bede coach Karrie Damerell reminded her squad that they had the talent to come back against a team they had previously beaten. With the comeback, the

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Young Cubs fan feeling blessed to make it to Wrigley Field The fact that the Yaklich family went to Sunday’s Game 2 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field is no surprise. They all bleed Cubbie blue through and through. The fact that they all made it together, however, can be considered a blessing. What started as an exciting October for the Cub-crazed family from Princeton, turned to a serious nature when the youngest of Julia and Gary Yaklich’s three kids, Mark, became sick. It all began when Mark, a 16-year-old sophomore at St. Bede Academy, had a bad stom-


achache Saturday, Oct. 1. His mom, Julia, knew he wasn’t doing very well because he didn’t touch his phone all night, she said. He was up through the night before they took him to St. Margaret’s Hospital at 5 a.m. Sunday.

It was determined he had appendicitis and he was transferred to the Peds Intensive Care Unit at OSF in Peoria and Julia knew then it was serious. Mark went into septic shock and the poisons were already through his body, Julia said. After surgery, his blood pressure remained low and then he began having respiratory issues which kept him on oxygen and in ICU until the afternoon of Oct. 6. Later that evening, Mark was moved to a normal room and discharged a day later. Nine

days later he was going to the Cubs games with his brother, Jon, sister, Nicole, and mom (Julia joked that her husband doesn’t like baseball). “It was very scary. God was with him, and he definitely was in the right place and everything worked out. That’s why I never would have thought we would have made it to the game Sunday,” Julia said. “He is a strong kid and I knew that it would mean a lot to him to be able to go to the game with

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Mark, Jon and Nicole Yaklich of Princeton got to soak up the NLCS atmosphere at Wrigley Field.

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Newman tops BV, clinches TRAC East title

From Page 11 Lady Bruins hope they have turned the corner on being able to come back and finish out games, something that St. Bede has struggled exponentially with over the season. The Bruins held a 1-0 lead in the third set and then trailed the entire game until they pulled ahead at 20-21 and then broke a 21-21 tie on McGuire’s four straight points. “We can’t seem to finish those last points,” Damerell said. “Hopefully this is a turning point for us where we can focus on playing well in the third game. Tonight we were able to focus and turn things around even after being down.” Defense was crucial for the Red Devils in their attempt to redeem themselves for an early season loss to the Bruins as they went for a combined 43 digs as a team. Backline play from a pair of defensive specialists, senior Madi Quinn (10 digs) and junior Madison Soldati (12 digs), as they made multiple excellent plays to keep balls alive gave their squad a chance at a victory. St. Bede will take on the Kewanee Boiler Girls Thursday with a 6 p.m. start as they gear up for regional play. Hall will not be back in action until it welcomes the Putnam County Panthers to Spring Valley for regional play Monday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Comment on this story at

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Sterling Newman clinched the Three Rivers East conference championship with a 25-22, 25-24 win over Bureau Valley Thursday in Sterling. The Comets improved to 10-2 atop the TRAC East and 18-11-2 overall. For Bureau Valley (8-20, 4-7), Saige Barnett had eight kills and two digs, Nicole Wirth had 14 assists, and Christen Hurley added four kills. On Monday, the Storm lost to Monmouth-Roseville 25-15, 22-25, 25-20. Marquette 2, St. Bede 1: The Lady Crusaders defeated St. Bede 25-23, 19-25, 25-20 in non-conference play Monday. Hallie McGuire had 18 kills for the Lady Bruins, Chase Ludford had 17 assists and Kaelyn Condon added 15 digs and two aces. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

IVCC Trivia Night

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Hall’s Gertie Savitch makes her moves at the net Tuesday under the watchful eyes of St. Bede’s Hallie McGuire (from left), Kaeyln Condon and Kourtney Knecht. The Lady Bruins took the TRAC East match in three sets.

OGLESBY — The IVCC Athletic Department will hold a trivia night with a Halloween Theme Saturday, Oct. 29 in the IVCC gym. Cost is $10 per person ($7 for IVCC students) with 10 people per team. There are individual players looking for teams. Prizes will be award for first place ($300), second place ($200) and third place ($100). Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with trivia to begin at 6:30 p.m. Participants dressed in Halloween costumes could win a prize. Contact Sue Harding of IVCC at 815-224-0472 or at


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Hieronymus From Page 11 us,” said Nicole, a senior at the University of Illinois who made frequent trips to visit her brother in the hospital. “Although we saw a Cubs loss, it was a fantastic game and did not know if we would even be attending the game a week before. Thankfully, Mark is back to good health and our focus is right back where it should be in October, playoff baseball.” Julia said having the St. Bede homecoming Saturday, Oct. 7, and the Cubs

ins are kind of a “three-headed team” with quarterback Bryant Eustice (1140 yards, 13 TDs passing), running back Adam Poundstone (996 yards, 18 TDs rushing) and a good receiver in Braidy Shipp (35 catches, 663 yards, 8 TDs receiving), who have accounted for nearly 2,170 yards of offense and 36 touchdowns to go with a lot of experience. “They have three really great kids that share the ball a bit, so we’re going to have our hands full,” he said. While the Bruins’ offense revolves around the Big 3, the Comets spread the wealth. Only one back, Eli Leffleman (80-576) has more than 500 yards rushing, but five Comets have 227 yards rushing or more and seven have 135 or more. “Newman is typical Newman, very disciplined, well coached, physical, and won’t make mistakes. We need to continue our improvement and play our game and continue to keep minimizing our mistakes,” Eustice said. Papoccia would like to see the Comets be able to throw the ball more than they have, with its quarterback connecting on 19 of 47 attempts for 376 yards and two TDs. “We’re starting to open it up a little more and showing some other aspects of our offense that hopefully not only give us a chance not only this game, but maybe in the playoffs for awhile,” he said. The intangibles will go a

game Sunday helped motivate her son to get better. She said being at a postseason game at Wrigley Field and feeling that incredible fan energy at the stadium “just can’t be described.” Nicole has had a whirlwind summer interning as a Brand Ambassador for Majestic Athletics, helping to promote the brand on campus, at games and on social media. It also came with some nice perks as she was sent to Chicago for three games this summer to capture images of Wrigley Field, its fans and, of course, the Cubs. “It was a great opportunity for me to not only work with a professional promotions team, but also see marketing

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St. Bede’s Braidy Shipp soars over the top to haul in a catch against Orion Friday at the academy. He then made another soaring catch for a touchdown in the Bruins win over the Chargers. long way in deciding Friday’s winner,” Papoccia said. “I think in any big game, turnovers are huge, your special teams are huge, and just sustaining drives. Those are the three big things we need to do anyway. Not giving up big plays, easier said than done, of course,” he said. “We’ve been pretty good on the turnovers this year, We’re plus 20 for turnovers. So that’s good. I think Bede turned it over early, but they’re not now. To me, field position has a lot to

do with it and who can play on the shorter field. And we’ve go to stop them from big plays.” • Notes: Booker leads the Bruins’ defense with 85 tackles, including one sack. Shipp (55) and Joey Acosta (54) are next. The Bruins have split their kicking duties evenly with senior Nick Szczpeniak and junior Tyler Marcinkus each with 20 points. Szczpeniak’s tally includes a game-winning field goal at Kewanee. Comment on this story at

tactics help grow a brand,” she said. “And it was a great opportunity to see all the work that goes on behind the scenes with large events, but also see it come together as a very successful event.” Nicole and her family are still all hoping the Cubs season ends majestically with that long sought World Series championship. • “We Are Tiskilwa”: Tiskilwa Indian fans, be sure to mark your calendar for the “We Are Tiskilwa” night Saturday, Oct. 29, to relive the Glory Days. A special tribute to Bob Prusator, basketball coach from 1958-1986, and the extraordinary successes of all Tiskilwa High School athletics will headline the event

Did you know? St. Bede’s last conference championship came in 2002 when it shared a title in the Big Rivers with Bureau Valley and Eureka. The Bruins also won Big Rivers titles in 1999 and 2001. Newman has won 14 conference championships since the TRAC was formed in 1975. Its first came in 1977. It had a string of five straight from 1993-1997 and another streak of five from 2010-214 before being dethroned by Princeton last year.

to be held at Wise Guys Bar and Grill in Princeton. Event attendance is free; dinner will cost $12 at the door with no advance sales. Direct RSVPs to Kenny Fisher (815303-4609), Kelly’s Place (815-646-4773) or the “We Are Tiskilwa” Facebook event. • Remembering Danny: I’m still having a hard time dealing with the tragic death of Danny Nelson last week and I know I’m not alone. He was a good man taken much too soon. My heart aches for his wife Nicole, little baby daughter Sadie, and his mom, Wanda. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at khieronymus@

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Pigskin Previews 9 ST. BEDE (6-2, 5-0) AT NEWMAN (7-1, 4-1) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Roscoe Eades Stadium, Sterling High School. BCR insider: The Bruins ride a six-game win streak to Sterling to face the Comets in a winner takes all showdown for the TRAC Mississippi Crown. Newman was ranked third in 2A last week; the Bruins were receiving votes. See more insights in the Game of the Week write-up. Last year: Newman 30-27. All-time series: Newman 11-3. Radio: WSOG 88.9 FM; 102.7 FM.

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for success Friday night. Our guys understand that there is only one way to have a shot at the post season, and that is having success on Friday. That is where our focus will be this week,” Snyder said. ... Sherrard’s lone win came Week 5 (52-25) at Hall. While having little to show for it, Sherrard has been much more competitive this year than recent years. “Sherrard is a very physical team. They run the Wing-T extremely well. We have to match that physicality on defense. We need to play with great discipline and desire,” Snyder said. Last week: PHS beat E/P 33-21; Sherrard lost to Kewanee 35-21. Last year: PHS 55-0 All-time series: Sherrard 3-2. Radio: WZOE 1490 AM.

MORRISON (3-5, 2-2) AT BUREAU VALLEY (5-3, 1-3) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday. BCR insider: BV beat Morrison last year to gain its fifth win, but fell short on playoff points to make the playoffs. This year, the Storm want to remove all doubt and secure a playoff berth with its sixth win. The Storm have secured 35 playoffs points with one more guaranteed point and six potential points this week. The Storm have just one win in conference play and would like to add another. ... Junior QB Drake Davis continues to thrive for his dad’s Storm, rushing for 232 yards and throwing for 161 more against Riverdale. Last week: Morrison lost to West Hancock 40-35; BV beat Riverdale 43-22. Last year: BV 42-22. All-time series: BV 8-7. Radio: WZOE 98.1 FM.

ERIE/PROPHETSTOWN (1-7, 1-4) AT HALL (0-8, 0-5) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nesti Stadium. BCR insider: While the Red Devils certainly have not had the season they desired, they will be playing for pride Friday seeking their first win. Junior QB Cade Wozniak said they will play all out to send the seniors off with a victory in their last game in the Hall red and white. Hall slipped by with a 27-26 win over a 4-5 EP team a year ago. ... The last Hall team to finish the season 0-9 was 1986. Last week: E-P lost to Princeton 33-21; Hall lost to Newman 56-8. Last year: Hall 27-26. All-time series: Hall 3-1. Radio: WAJK 99.3 FM.

PRINCETON (4-4, 3-2) AT SHERRARD (1-7, 1-4) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday. BCR insider: Phase 9 of the 2016 season brings a new twist from a year ago when the Tigers zeroed in on their 9-0 campaign. Friday night, the Tigers set their sights on the all-important fifth win to become playoff eligible. They have 33 playoff points going into the season finale with a guarantee of two more and four more on the table. PHS coach Jesse Snyder said the Tigers won’t look past Sherrard and worry about the playoffs later. “There is only one thing that we need to be focused on, and that is preparing

OTHER AREA GAMES Amboy/LaMoille (3-5) at Aquin (7-1) Biggsville (3-5, 2-4) at A/W (7-1, 6-0) Fulton (7-1) at West Hancock (8-0) Geneseo (6-2) at Morris (6-2) Genoa (8-0, 7-0) at Mendota (1-7, 1-6) L-P (3-5) at Yorkville (1-7) North Boone (3-5, 2-5) at Dixon (6-2, 5-2) Ottawa (1-7) at Kaneland (3-5) Riverdale (2-6) at Orion (5-3) Rockridge (5-3) at Kewanee (5-3) Sterling (8-0) at DeKalb (7-1) — Kevin Hieronymus

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Conf. All St. Bede 5-0 6-2 Newman 4-0 7-0 Princeton 3-2 4-4 Kewanee 3-3 5-3 Erie-Prophetstown 1-4 1-7 Sherrard 1-4 1-7 Hall 0-4 0-7 Last week’s results • Kewanee 35, Sherrard 21 • St. Bede 49, Orion 21 • Princeton 33, E/P 21 • Newman 56, Hall 8 Friday’s games • Rockridge at Kewanee, 7:45 • Erie-Prophetstown at Hall, 7:30 • Princeton at Sherrard, 7:30 • St. Bede at Newman, 7:30

Fulton Rockridge Orion Morrison Bureau Valley Riverdale

Conf. All 5-0 7-1 3-2 5-3 2-2 5-3 2-2 3-5 1-3 5-3 0-4 2-6

Last week’s results • West Hancock 40, Morrison 35 • Bureau Valley 43, Riverdale 22 • Fulton 28, Rockridge 27 • St. Bede 49, Orion 21 Friday, Oct. 21 • Fulton at West Hancock, 7:30 • Morrison at Bureau Valley, 7:30 • Riverdale at Orion, 7:30 • Rockridge at Kewanee, 7:45



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Adam Poundstone (SB) 18 0/4 124 Drake Davis (BV) 18 0/4 114 Bret Emmerson (P) 9 0/2 56 Braidy Shipp (SB) 9 0/0 54 Caje Peterson (BV) 6 0/2 38 Nick Szczepaniak (SB)* 3 20/0 38 Bryan Herr (BV) 4 8/4 36 Blake Janssen (P) 5 0/2 32 Bryant Eustice (SB) 5 0/0 30 Steven Brust (H) 5 0/0 30 Anthony Buchanon (H) 4 5/0 29 James Mautino (H) 4 0/2 26 Austin Wetsel (P) 4 0/2 24 Kyle Duever (H) 3 0/6 24 Jay Edlefson (BV) 3 0/2 20 Tyler Marcinkus (SB) 0 20/0 20 Colton Youngren (P) 3 0/0 18 Josh Sapp (SB) 3 0/0 18 Peyton Moore (BV) 3 0/2 18 Justin Darnell (SB) 2 0/0 12 Ben Bernabei (SB) 2 0/0 12 Beck Robbins (P) 1 0/2 8 Tyler Hammitt (P) 0 5/2 7 Jeremiah Lindell (P) 1 0/0 6 Garrett Allen (P) 1 0/0 6 Wyatt Davis (BV) 1 0/0 6 Brady Booker (SB) 1 0/0 6 Cade Wozniak (H) 1 0/0 6 Christian Stefaniek (H) 1 0/0 6 * Includes one field goal



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Adam Poundstone (SB) 114 996 18 8.7

Drake Davis (BV) Bret Emmerson (P) Bryant Eustice (SB) Blake Janssen (P)

130 144 72 26

882 15 6.8 750 9 5.2 547 5 7.6 335 4 12.9

Caje Peterson (BV) Austin Wetsel (P) Anthony Buchanon (H) Nick Szczepniak (SB) Peyton Moore (BV) Daryl Senica (SB) Ben Bernabei (SB)



1. Downs Tri-Valley (8-0) 2. Deer Creek-Mack (8-0) 3. Sterling Newman (8-0) 4. Mendon Unity (8-0) 5. Maroa-Forsyth (7-1) 6. West Hancock (8-0 7. Fulton (6-2) 8. Wethersfield (7-1) 9. Eastland-PC (7-1) 10. St. Bede (6-2)

We bring back Curtis Odell out of the Princeton Tigers broadcast week for another dose for predictions. He made a bold prediction Wednesday morning by sticking with his Cubbies in the NLCS.

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Cade Wozniak (H) 130-260 1662 12 23 Drake Davis (BV) 89-143 1232 11 6 Bryant Eustice (SB) 66-119 1140 13 12 Garrett Allen (P) 32-72 558 4 5 Beck Robbins (P) 13-24 124 0 4



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Bryan Herr (BV) 39 639 4 16.4 James Mautino (H) 39 500 4 12.9 Braidy Shipp (SB) 35 663 8 18.9 Steven Brust (H) 32 643 6 20.1 Jay Edlefson (BV) 28 300 4 10.7 Josh Sapp (SB) 24 349 3 14.5 Kyle Duever (H) 23 281 3 12.2 Colton Youngren (P) 20 307 2 15.4 Anthony Buchanon (H) 18 120 0 6.7 Austin Wetsel (P) 11 162 0 14.7 Blake Janseen (P) 11 137 1 12.4 Nick Edgcomb (H) 14 152 0 10.9 Caje Peterson (BV) 9 63 1 7.0 Nick Szczepniak (SB) 5 106 2 21.2 Garrett Allen (P) 5 28 0 5.6 Peyton Moore (BV) 4 62 0 16.8 Christian Stefaniak (H) 4 23 0 5.8 Doran Piper (P) 3 46 0 15.3 Garret Schoff (BV) 3 42 0 14.0 Kendile Whitford (BV) 3 49 0 17.5 Endress (BV) 1 15 0 15.0



77 331 5 4.3 37 278 3 7.5 58 186 4 3.2 16 164 1 10.3 36 157 2 44 29 121 1 4.2 25 116 2 4.6


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Kevin Hieronymus BCR Sports Editor Last week: 8-2 Season: 68-12 Newman over St. Bede PHS over Sherrard BV over Morrison Hall over E/P Aquin over Amboy/ LaMoille Rockridge over Kewanee Fulton over West Hancock Morris over Geneseo Genoa over Mendota L-P over Yorkville

Last week’s guest: 8-2 Season guests: 55-24

Newman over St. Bede PHS over Sherrard BV over Morrison E/P over Hall Aquin over Amboy/ LaMoille Rockridge over Kewanee West Hancock over Fulton Geneseo over Morris Genoa over Mendota L-P over Yorkville

The Illinois High School Association Football Playoff Pairing Show will air live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on CSN Chicago. The IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show, which will reveal the brackets and first round match-ups of all 256 playoff qualifiers across eight classes, can also be viewed via live interactive stream on the Internet at and www.CSNChicago. com. The program will once again feature highlights, coaches interviews and media analysis from all over the state. CSN will be gathering teams and fan reaction throughout the “Land of Lincoln” on Saturday from numerous school playoff pairing parties taking place that evening.




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Dan Dwyer BCR Correspondent Last week: 8-2 Season: 63-17 Newman over St. Bede PHS over Sherrard BV over Morrison E/P over Hall Amboy/LaMoille over Aquin Kewanee over Rockridge Fulton over West Hancock Geneseo over Morris Genoa over Mendota Yorkville over L-P


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Lady Lions From Page 11 in the first row. “We knew coming out without her was difficult,” Monroe said. “Paige looked at me in Game 1 and said, ‘You’re leaving me in Game 2 and I’m not coming out.’ That’s just who Paige is. We’re worrying about regionals. We want to keep her healthy for that. But she’s a competitor.” Somonauk overcame L/O’s quick start (7-1, 9-2) to go up 14-11 with an ace. Sophomore Nya Ranel kept the Lady Lions in with a stuff and a kill back-toback to tie the game at 15. Ranel hit again for a sideout at 18-18, and Maddi Deery hit for a 19-18 lead. Then things slipped away from the Lady Lions. Two apparent L/O strikes were ruled out and another apparent tipped ball went the Bobcats’ way as Somonauk strung the final seven points for the win. “There was some that were a little up in the air,” Monroe said. “In a game like the first one when you lose that badly, I don’t care if you miss a call. But in a tight game like that, they need to be there because its a swing of momentum and a swing of sideout. So it’s a big thing in volleyball to miss a call like that.” Monroe called the first game the “ugliest stretch of volleyball I’ve seen us play all year. The girls know that, but I guess I’m glad

we got it out of our system here.” “As ugly as it is and as hard as it to experience and watch, that’s the first one of those we’ve had all season,” Monroe added. “That says a lot for our team. We’ve played really consistent volleyball. I think we’re ready. They’ve talked about regionals all season and we’re going to take it.” Ranel and Lexi Loftus each had four kills and Deery had three. The Lady Lions could have secured second place outright with a win. Still, they salvaged a share of second with Somonauk, both finishing league play at 6-2 behind unbeaten Newark. Postseason play starts up next week with LaMoille/ Ohio taking the No. 2 seed of the Flanagan sub-sectional B to regional play at Annawan. The Lady Lions will face the winner of the Monday, Oct. 24, opener between No. 7 Erie and No. 10 Henry at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. • Notes: L/O swept both the underclass matches. The sophomores won 25-15, 25-7 with Cromwell serving for 14 points and eight aces, and Cassie Martin hitting eight kills. The freshman match went down 25-9, 25-7 with the Motter twins, Collette (12 points, 4 aces) and Brooke (11 points, 4 aces), combining for 23 points and eight aces. Comment on this story at

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LaMoille/Ohio’s Karli Forbes (above) takes a hit against Somonauk Natalie Hunt Tuesday at LaMoille. The Lady Lions Nya Ranel (right) sends a kill past Somonauk’s Kylee Schiltz Tuesday at LaMoille. The Bobcats won the match 25-11, 25-19 to force a tie for second place with the Lady Lions in the Little Ten Conference.

Sports Shorts TTT sign-ups underway PRINCETON — Registration is underway for the Tiger Town Tanglers youth wrestling organization. TTT competes in the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation. There will be a parents meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Princeton High School cafeteria. For more information, visit the TTT Facebook page.

Scoreboard Volleyball

At St. Bede St. Bede def. Hall 23-25, 25-6, 25-21. SBA (13-19-1, 3-7): McGuire (12 kills), Ludford (5 blocks, 12 assists), Damerell (14 digs, 4 aces). SOPHOMORES: St. Bede 25-17, 25-19. FRESHMEN: St. Bede 25-12, 25-18. At LaMoille Somonauk def. LaMoille/Ohio 25-11, 25-19. L/O (21-12, 6-2): Conner 8 (3 aces, 1 dig, 8 assists, 1 kill), Cherry 3 (4 digs, 1 kill), Ranel 1 (4 kills), Deery 1 (1 dig, 2 assists, 3 kills), Loftus 1 (7 digs, 1 assist, 4 kills), Johnson 1 (11 digs). SOPHOMORES: L/O 25-15, 25-7.

L/O: Cromwell 14 (8 aces, 10 assists, 4 kills), Martin 3 (1 ace, 3 digs, 8 kills), Lundquist (1 kill), Quest 6 (6 assists, 1 kill), Anderson (1 assist), Ranel 4 (2 aces, 4 digs, 4 kills), Carlson 2 (4 digs, 1 kill), Weeks 6 (6 digs). FRESHMEN: L/O 25-9, 25-7. L/O: C. Motter 12 (4 aces, 2 kills), Billhorn 4 (2 aces, 7 assists, 2 kills), Lundquist 5 (1 ace, 2 kills), B. Motter 11 (4 aces, 2 digs). At Sterling Newman def. Bureau Valley 25-22, 25-23 BV (8-20, 4-8): Cassidy Olds 6 (2 aces, -  5 Kills 1 block, 1 dig), Barnett 2 (8 kills, 2 digs, 1 ace), Behrens (3 digs, 1 ace), Johnson 2

(2 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs), Endress 6, (3 assists, 1 dig, 1 ace), Wirth 4 (14 assists, 2 digs 1 ace), Moreland 2 (4 digs), Hurley 1 (4 kills, 1 dig), Mecum (2 blocks). SOPHOMORES: Newman 25-10, 25-22. FRESHMEN: Newman 25-10, 25-21. Other area scores Kewanee def. Prophetstown 25-23, 22-25, 26-24 Fulton def. Riverdale 25-10, 25-13 Sherrard def. Erie 23-25, 25-13, 25-22 Monmouth-Roseville def. Bureau Valley 25-15, 22-25, 25-20 Marquette def. St. Bede 25-23, 19-25, 25-20


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MISSING: Light Gray Tiger Kitty with blue eyes. Missing from the 900 block of West Central Avenue, Princeton, since 10/14/16. Mr Sparkles is the beloved pet of 2 little girls. He is an indoor cat and may be a little skittish. Please call Animal Control at 815-875-1150 with any information

CHS ANNAWAN currently has openings for MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS and PROCESS OPERATORS at the CHS Annawan Ethanol plant in Annawan, IL. Applications & job descriptions are available on our website, under the Careers heading. CHS is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer

PICKER/PACKER We are seeking an energetic, motivated person to work in our shipping & receiving. Duties include picking & packing orders for shipment, receiving large shipments, & inventory management. Must have a clean driving record. Some trade show travel will be required. Must be able to lift 70 pounds. Successful candidate will be able to work independently in a demanding and fast paced environment. A complete work and education history will be needed to apply. A youthful energy and a fondness for tattoo art is a plus. Apply in person 9am-5pm, Thursday, October 20th at: 825 North Pleasant Street, Princeton, IL 61356

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PIEHL MOTORS 2 Salespeople Needed! Due to increased business and inventory levels, Piehl Motors need 2 Automotive Sales People. Excellent customer service experience a must! We will train you on product information. We offer; Weekly salary plus commission. Medical insurance. 5 day work week. Positive work environment. Managers that help you succeed. Stop in and see us! Ask for any of our managers! 1402 North Main, Princeton, IL

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108 • Lost & Found LOST: 2 Black Angus Cows missing since June 19th. From the corner of 800 N and Wyanet-Walnut Road, Tiskilwa. 1 due in July. Call 309-360-4790

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DRIVERS- CLASS A CDL $.41 a mile to start. Regional runs. Home weekends + 1 night during the week. No hazmat. $1,500 sign up bonus. Call Zellmer Truck lines 815-446-5131 HELP NEEDED FOR HOME CARE in Princeton. Call for info: 815-872-1279

Accepting Applications: SHIPPING CLERK Must be able to perform basic math and computer functions and have a valid driver's license. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50lbs. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to: Kingery Printing Company, PO Box 189, Henry, IL 61537

229 • Professional/ Clerical CUSTOMER SERVICE We are seeking an energetic, motivated person for our Customer Service position. Duties include: answering phones, counting inventory, and some order filling. Must be able to lift 70 lbs. Some trade show travel will be required. Must have a good driving record. Successful candidate will be able to work independently in a demanding and fast paced environment. A complete work & education history will be needed to apply. A youthful energy and a fondness for tattoo art is a plus. Apply in person: 9am-5pm, Thursday, October 20th at: 825 North Pleasant Street, Princeton, IL 61356

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MATERIAL HANDLERS Material Handlers: Second and Third Shift Starting at $13.00 per hour plus .55 or .60 shift premium. Plus Incentive Pay for your hard work. Must be able to lift between 50-70 lbs. Most schedules Sunday thru Thursday. SOME 4-10 SCHEDULES AVAILABLE Benefits: • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, Vision, Disability Pay, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off after 90 days • 401(k) with generous company contributions • Flex Spending Accounts • Merchandise Discounts Applications may be obtained 24 hours a day at the Princeton Ace Retail Support Center or you may apply on line at

Now Hiring Hennepin IL Grain Elevator Operations We are currently seeking to fill full time positions, for candidates that exhibit exceptional work and safety practices. Successful candidates must have the ability to communicate well, and perform in a team environment. Additional requirements include the ability to operate equipment, and hand tools to complete production activities, general maintenance, and housekeeping tasks. Some tasks require working on or near water and at heights. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance and a generous 401k match. If you are interested in one of these open positions please apply online at CGB is an EEOC, all applicants will be required to satisfactorily complete post offer drug screens, and complete company directed physicals. Call Joanne with questions: 563-880-1809. CGB 7305 IL Highway 26 Princeton, IL 61356 SM-PR2651632-1020

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Surgical Scrub Tech For Surgical Scrub Tech: High school graduate or GED equivalent. CNA with 2 years of hospital experience or currently enrolled in program for certification as a Surgical Technician with completion of program within 9 months. Certification should occur within 2 months of graduation. If CNA, a microbiology, anatomy, & physiology class is required within 1 year of hire. For Certified Surgical Scrub Tech: Graduate of an accredited program for Surgical Techs. Certification for Surgical Techs required. Current CPR certification required. For Surgical Scrub Nurse: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Current State of Illinois registered nurse license, current CPR certification and any other certification appropriate to specialty required.

Physical Therapist Graduate with a minimum of BS degree or MS in Physical Therapy from an accredited school as well as being licensed in the state of Illinois. Two to three years’ previous experience as a physical therapist preferred. Current C.P.R. certificate required.

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DME Clinician Must be a graduate of an approved/accredited nursing program for a Registered Nurse or if a Respiratory Therapist an approved/accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse license or eligible for licensure. If a Respiratory Therapist, current State of Illinois Respiratory Therapy license and a CRT or RRT.


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232 • Business Opportunities ********** 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

- 400 Merchandise 441 • Wanted to Buy Looking for 30' TV tower in good shape. Call 815-875-7633, evenings

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

450 • Under $1000 325 gallon poly water tank. Fits on 1/2 ton pickup, never used, $180. Call 815-875-3538 4'x8' utility trailer, stake sides, plywood floor, 2 years old, spare wheel & dolly. Good condition. $375. Call 815-875-1369 5 John Deere tractor pocket watches, each 2.5”, 12” chain, watch case. $40 each or all for $150. 309-288-0066 Air compressor, $35; 5 light chandelier $25; orange small set of brown & bubble Rachael Ray $10. Call 815-343-9121 Band saw, $100; chop saw, $25; skil saw, $10. Call 815-878-1209 Disc 6'6” Taylorway, heavy duty, $850; Craftsman router table on wheels, $60. Call 815-646-4214 File cabinets: (1) 4 drawer $20; (1) 2 drawer $10. Both great condition with key. Call 815-222-7946 Golf cart to pull on course $25, good condition, good gift for someone. Call 815-876-0016 MTD riding lawn mower, 14hp, runs good, with bagger. $450. Call 815-875-2713 New Craftmaster Plum settee loveseat, from Goods Furniture. $600. Call 815-878-1516 New Whirlpool air purifier (model 350), $150; good clean shower chair with back, $20. Call 815-224-2931 Nice wing back chair, cream, blue & pink stripe $125; nice navy arm chair. $125. You pick up. Call 815-210-7386 Night stand with 2 drawers, good condition, $20. Call 815-879-8001

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Trailmobile flatbed trailer. 1966 model, 45' long. Located in Wyanet. $990. Phone 815-875-1910

1992 27' Jayco Mini. Built on a ford F350 chassis with rock solid ford 460 motor and heavy duty transmission, with new tires last year. Well taken care of with only 53,00 miles. Very clean, sleeps 4 comfortably. Can be seen at Anything Storage on Backbone Road. $8,800 or best offer. Call 309-678-7950

************ HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Put your ad in for FREE Items $1,000 or less can run FREE for 1 week. Limit of 5 lines. Up to 3 items with price and price totaling under $1,000. 1 ad per household per week. No commercial ads, firearms, firewood or animal sales. E-mail information to: classified@ (include your name, address & phone number) No Phone Calls!

Vintage table saw, $40; 3 vintage iron cow stations, $35 each. Free: bathroom commode. Call 815-878-2238

451 • Free Free: Bathroom toilet, works and in very good condition. Call 815-878-2238

460 • Garage Sales PRINCETON 610 North Linn Street. Friday, October 21, 8am-5pm; Saturday, October 22, 8am1pm. LARGE MULTI-FAMILY. Lots of quality clothes (girl's sizes 3 months to 7/8, some little boy's, women's (lots of Chico's) and men's), shoes, small appliances, toys, pack n play, cookbooks, DVD's, comforters and much more. Priced to sell, don't miss this one! PRINCETON 815 South Church. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22: 9am5pm. Tread mill, stationery bike, tools, toys, clothes, bicycles. Lots of Freebies. Great Prices! TISKILWA 736 West Brewster Street. Thursday, October 20, 1pm-6pm; Friday, October 21, 8am5pm. HUGE 3 FAMILY SALE! Antique furniture, 2 seat rocker, nail keg. Vintage kitchen cabinets- bake lite handles, scale, vintage kitchen table, 4 wood folding chairs, ice cream chairs. Over 100 pieces of brand name plus women's size clothing 1x-3x, winter coats, shoes. Home décor, lamps, kitchen, Christmas. WELDERS. TOOLS. Large amount of shop stuff & much more! Just 7 short miles south of Princeton. WORTH THE DRIVE!


-600Transportation 614 • Car Sales ******* $$ CASH PAID $$ We pay top dollar for junk (cars, machinery, etc.) Call 815-878-9353 2002 Mazda Tribute SUV, 4x4, body in good shape, engine needs some work. Newer tires.$1,600 or best offer. Call 815-915-7037 2005 Chrysler Town & County Touring, old but reliable family van. $3,500 or best offer. Call 815-872-1422 Classic Car - $3,000. In Princeton. 1987 Buick Somerset LTD. 57,785 miles. 2 owner car. Excellent. Call 815-875-1807

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

- 700 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 AMAZING 4 BEDROOM, 3 Bath home with 4,000 sq. ft. on 5 acres with 6 outbuildings. Must see! $210,000. MLS# 08819341. Call Roxana Noble, Broker, at 815-878-7171. Landmark Realty

769 • Condo/Duplex Sale SHEFFIELD Duplex for Sale. (2) 1 bedroom units. Many new updates. Excellent income. Call 815-303-8776

856 • Apartment Rentals LADD 2 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Water & appliances included. Excellent location. No pets. Lease. Call 815-224-1454

856 • Apartment Rentals 856 • Apartment Rentals PRINCETON 1 bedroom. 657 East Peru. Large living room with fireplace. Recently remodeled. New appliances, washer & dryer hookup. $550 includes gas/water. No pets. Call 815-876-7320

PRINCETON upstairs, furnished, 1 bedroom apartment. Good location. Neat & clean. Low utilities. References required. Call 815-875-3166/ 815-875-3861

PRINCETON 1 bedroom. Appliances. Very spacious, newly remodeled. Water furnished. Excellent location. Garage. Deck. Lease. Deposit. No pets. Call 815-224-1454

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PRINCETON 1 bedroom. Remodeled, great neighborhood, lease, deposit. 810 South Euclid. $425. Call 217-766-8497 PRINCETON 2 bedroom apartment. Laundry on site. $525 per month, lease & deposit required. Call 309-238-0168 PRINCETON 3 bedroom upper apartment. Porch, big kitchen, dishwasher, laundry. No Pets. $695 per month. 815-793-7798 PRINCETON 441 East Marion. 2 bedroom. $595. Heat, water, garbage. Laundry. Covered parking. No pets. Available October 1st. Call 309-288-3008 PRINCETON Apartment. $600 a month. Utilities furnished. Phone 815-875-1336 PRINCETON – Elm Place Apartments. Large one & two bedroom apartments, from $625 to $685. Includes utilities, on-site laundry, carport, quiet building. No pets. Call 815-228-7350 PRINCETON Main Street. 2 Bedroom, 1 bath apartment. All new appliances. Washer/dryer included. $650 per month. Call 815-503-9576

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LAKE THUNDERBIRD 12 Hemlock Drive. Small 2 bedroom A Frame. 2 car detached garage. Stove & fridge. $650 a month. $1,650 moves you in. Call 815-664-2808 PRINCETON 2 bedroom Cottage. 111-1/2 Columbus Street. Loft with spiral staircase. Washer/dryer. No pets/no smoking. Utilities included. $625 per month. Available October 15th. Call 815-866-1643 or 815-303-8655 PRINCETON 2 bedroom house for rent. Full basement, attached garage, central air. $675/month. Call 815-875-1923 PRINCETON 3 bedroom, 2 bath, detached garage. 216 North First Street. $725 a month. Call 815-303-0026 WALNUT For Sale. PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful stone house. 3 bedroom, 2-1/2, bath, sunroom, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, beautiful fenced back yard with brick patio, extra garage. 116 5th Street. 815-878-3170 or 815303-4373

999 • Legal Notices NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on October 4, 2016, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of

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Bureau County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Meducare Insurance located at 326 W Clark St., Princeton, IL 61356. Dated this 4th day of October, 2016. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 6, 13 and 20, 2016.

City Hall at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Any questions should be directed to Tim Forristall, Superintendent of Wastewater & Water at (815) 879-3961 or John Eggers Water Dept. Chief Operator (815) 872-0811. Peter Nelson, City Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 20 and 22, 2016.

DRAINAGE AND ) LEVEE DISTRICT ) NO. 74-MC-1 DRAINAGE NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING TO: ALL INTERESTED LANDOWNERS Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the FAIRFIELD DRAINAGE AND LEVEE DISTRICT will be held on November 7, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. at the offices of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois. Dated this 14th day of October, 2016. MARY C. DREMANN Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 20, 2016.

CITY OF PRINCETON INVITATION FOR BIDS The City of Princeton Water Department will accept sealed bids from reputable Suppliers of Hydrated Lime and Liquid Calcium Hydroxide, used in the Potable Water Supply Treatment Process. Specifications are on file and can be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 2 South Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356. All bids must be returned in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside “Chemical Bid”. Sealed bids must be received in the City Clerk’s Office no later than 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016. Faxed or emailed bids will not be accepted. The bids will be publicly opened and read at


NEPONSET FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE April 30, 2016 Beginning Fund Balance May 1, 2015 $364,886 INCOME: Property Taxes $57,410 Interest income 253 State of Illinois Replacement Tax 2,145 Miscellaneous 4,791 Total Income $64,599 EXPENSES: Ameren $2,824 Sandry Fire Equipment 2,088 Community State Bank 1,949 Hometown Express 1,882 Lauri Mueller 1,680 Douglas W. Irwin & Co., Ltd. 1,475 Alexis Fire 887 Star Courier 639 Frontier 613 John Blake 583 Continued on page 18



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The following described farmland will be offered by PUBLIC AUCTION. Sale day location: American Legion Post 31, 1509 Railroad Ave., Kewanee, IL 61443 OPEN OPEN TENANCY TENANCY 2017 2017

The following described farmland will be offered by PUBLIC AUCTION. Sale day location: “The Shed”, 401 W. Main St., Wyanet, IL 61379.

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FARM LOCATION: West ½ of NW ¼ (South of RR tracks) Section 26, Kewanee Twp., Henry County, Illinois. 7559 E 2880 St., Kewanee, IL 61443. East of Junction Rte. 34 & Kentville Road. Travel ½ mile on the Kentville to farm. FARM DESCRIPTION: 80 +/- assessed acres with 56.69 FSA Tillable acres. Tillable soils include Osco, Greenbush and Fayette soils. Surety Productivity Index is 130.5 on tillable soils. TAXES: TAX ID #20-26-200-006, 2015 taxes paid in 2016 was $2,292.68. Terms and conditions along with the Plat locations, Aerial Photos, Soil Maps and improvement information available @ SELLER:

EUGENE VAN WASSENHOVE ESTATE Mike VanWassenhove, Executor Attorney: Justin M. Raver 211 W. 2nd St., Kewanee, IL 61443 309.852.5555 Number System will be Used – I.D. Required Not Responsible for Accidents

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FARM LOCATION: E ½ of SE ¼ Section 13, Mineral Township, Bureau County, Illinois. From Sheffield, IL, turn North (Rt. 6 & 34) on Reed St. ½ mile to farm (Twp. Rd. 600 E). FARM DESCRIPTION: 82.7 +/- FSA tillable acres. Soils includes Drummer, Flanagan, Parkway, Lisbon, Saybrook, Wyanet and LaRose. Surety Productivity Index is 129.3. TAXES: TAX ID #13-13-400-001, 2015 taxes paid in 2016 was $2,320.48. Plat locations, Aerial Photos, Soil Maps, improvement information and Terms & Conditions available @ For additional information or to view the property contact Rick Rediger, Auctioneer at 815-699-7999.



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Continued from page 17 O’Reilly’s Auto Parts 555 Galesburg Communications 553 Depreciation 39,892 Other (under $500) 17,908 Total Expenses $73,528 Fund Balance as of April 30, 2016 $355,957 Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 20, 2016.

Non-Record Claimants and Unknown Tenants and Occupants of the real estate described in the Petition to Have Property Declared Abandoned Pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/l 1-3 1-1 and for Equitable and Other Relief filed in the above entitled case, defendants in the above entitled case, pursuant to provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206 and 735 ILCS 5/ 2-4 13, that the above entitled suit is now pending in said court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said defendants is November 2 1, 2016. The undersigned certifies that an Affidavit for Service by Publication has been filed with the Clerk of the Court. The undersigned further certifies that the above entitled action was filed on October 7, 2016, and is now pending. (i) The names of all plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. (ii) The court in which said action was brought is identified above. (iii) The name of the title holder of record is: Heirs at Law and/or Legatees of Jose D. Perez, deceased, and Lidia Perez, deceased (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Lot One (1) in Block Five (5) in Banschbach’s Fourth Subdivision to the Village of DePue, Bureau County, Illinois (PIN 17-35-313-007) (v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 128 Trenton Street, DePue, IL 61322 /s/Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court Jacob J. Frost Attorney & Counselor at Law

Attorney for Plaintiff 102 East St. Paul Street Spring Valley, IL 61362 Telephone (815) 664-4151 Spring Valley, IL 61362 Telephone (815) 664-4151 Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 2016.

LOT 22 IN FOSTER’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW VILLAGE OF BUDA, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 227 High Street, Buda, IL 61314 Permanent Index No.: 14-34-362-001 and which said Mortgage was made by Sean S. Miller Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Coldwell Banker Mortgage as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Bureau County, Illinois, Document No. 050193, Book No. 1196, Page No. 685. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County, in the City of Princeton, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is November 21, 2016. Default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Clerk Shapiro Kreisman & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE Continued on page 19


16-078592 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, PRINCETON, ILLINOIS PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION ) PLAINTIFF, ) -vs) UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR LEGATEES OF ) SEAN S. MILLER A/K/A SEAN MILLER, ) DECEASED; JULIE E. FOX, AS SPECIAL ) REPRESENTATIVE FOR SEAN S. MILLER ) A/K/A SEAN MILLER, DECEASED; APRIL ) MUSSER; STATE OF ILLINOIS; UNKNOWN ) OWNERS AND NON-RECORD ) CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS ) DEFENDANTS ) 16 CH 29 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Unknown Heirs and/or Legatees of Sean S. Miller a/k/a Sean Miller, Deceased and Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Bureau County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit:

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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 mortgaged 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 the 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff’s Attorney: Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments,

and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. 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 the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. 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. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I705922 Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 2016.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF BUREAUPRINCETON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ) ASSOCIATION, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) ALEXANDER R. HEADLEY-GARCIA and ) MIRANDA T. MINKS, ) Defendants. ) 16CH 16 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 106 5TH ST. WALNUT, IL 61376 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered in the above entitled cause on August 4, 2016, the following described real estate, to-wit: LOT 2 IN THE SECOND EAST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF WALNUT, EXCEPTING THEREFROM A STRIP OF LAND 6 FEET IN WIDTH OF EVEN WIDTH OFF THE ENTIRE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID LOT, SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF WALNUT, COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Permanent Index Number: 03-09-304-008 Commonly known as: 106 5th St., Walnut, IL 61376 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on November 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM, the Bureau County Courthouse Lobby, 700 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356. The Judgment amount is $87,746.61. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Sheriff of Bureau County. 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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF BUREAUPRINCETON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ) ASSOCIATION, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) ALEXANDER R. HEADLEY-GARCIA and ) MIRANDA T. MINKS, ) Defendants. ) 16CH 16 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 106 5TH ST. WALNUT, IL 61376 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered in the above entitled cause on August 4, 2016, the following described real estate, to-wit: Permanent Index Number: 03-09-304-008 Commonly known as: 106 5th St., Walnut, IL 61376 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on November 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM, the Bureau County Courthouse Lobby, 700 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356. The Judgment amount is $87,746.61. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Sheriff of Bureau County. 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 mortgaged 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 the 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff’s Attorney: Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, (217) 4221719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. 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 the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. 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. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I705922 Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 2016.

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