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County cuts insurance costs Board studies two competitive bids By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Bureau County will save more than $100,000 in insurance premiums during the next three years for its property, liability and workman’s comp coverage.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Insurance Committee Chairman Mike Kohr presented two bids for the board’s consideration, both of which he said would result in a monetary savings for the county. Bureau County is currently paying a premium of $291,563, for its property, liability and work-

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man’s comp coverage through CIRMA, which is a protected self-insurance risk management program that is county-owned and county-managed. The bids presented at Tuesday’s board meeting were $229,950 from CIRMA, which is based in Itasca, and $249,929 from Diamond Brothers of Princeton, representing ICRMT.

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SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Council on Tuesday authorized the hiring of a new officer for the Spring Valley Police Department. Police Chief Kevin Sangston confirmed the hire will fill an open vacancy that became available after a retirement of a former officer about a year and a half ago. “We’re now just getting around to filling the position,” he said. Sangston said there is an eligibility list of hires for the police department, and the listed officers at the top have a couple more items to complete before being offered the job. He said the department anticipates filling the position sometime before December. Also on Tuesday, Alderman Dan McFadden reported electronic participation in council meetings for aldermen unable to personally attend a meeting had been discussed at a recent Legislative Committee meeting. City attorney Jim Andreoni followed up the report saying the aldermen had reviewed sets of rules from the Illinois Municipal League. One set of rules discussed anyone who met the criteria for the electronic meeting ordinance would be able to participate electronically. The second set of rules indicated someone who met the criteria would automatically be allowed to participate electronically unless a two-thirds vote of the council denied the request. Andreoni said they wanted to prevent a situation where a member really just wanted to attend meetings electronically.

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Strolling through the season The air has been brisk, but that hasn’t stopped some from enjoying the beautiful fall the area has experienced. Despite the snow that fell on Monday, the view in some areas is still breathtaking, like these two folks enjoying the beauty at City-County Park in Princeton. According to WQAD News 8, warmer weather is on its way back into Bureau County with weekend temperatures expected in the high 50s to low 60s.

Tiskilwa approves tax levy By Lyle Ganther lganther@bcrnews.com

TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Village Board on Tuesday approved the tax levy ordinance of $70,930, a slight increase of $601 over last year’s tax extension. Mayor Randy Philhower told board members the ordinance allows for increases in the worker’s compensation and garbage funds. He added the village’s EAV (equalized assessed valuation) has decreased for six years in a row, meaning the village can’t collect more taxes on certain funds where the rates can’t be raised.

Board members approved paying the Illinois Municipal League a $18,881.46 premium for the village’s insurance needs. The village was able to receive a discount for paying the entire premium in one payment. Philhower also told board members the village won’t have to pay to install a valve when workers put in a water line to tap into the water main on Main Street by the Tiskilwa Library where a new building is currently being constructed. A smaller line will be installed, meaning there is no need for the valve, estimated to cost $3,500 to $4,000, which is designed to allow water to go to other businesses in town during construction.

A larger 2-inch line had first been proposed, but a decision has been made to put in a smaller 1.5-inch line, allowing workers to tap into the water main without the need for the valve, said Philhower. Philhower told board members he is still pursuing grants to replace or repair bridges in town. The Arch Street bridge is the worst one in town, he said, although all bridges will need to be replaced eventually. Philhower added the village would be very fortunate to get funds to replace one bridge every five years. Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com.

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Neponset Community Center gets a facelift Germaine Breitbach, caretaker of the Neponset Village Community Center, admires the Neponset Zephyrs mural in the village community center. The Neponset Zephyrs was the mascot of the former Neponset High School. The community center is undergoing remodeling; new ceiling lights have been installed and a repainting of the interior is next on the list of tasks to liven up the center. The repainting will be done by Sonny Engles of Neponset.

County From Page 1 Bureau County has a long history with both companies, Kohr said. The insurance committee had discussed at length the merits of both bids, before voting 3 to 2 to recommend the county board accept the CIRMA bid, he said. Following Kohr’s recommendation, board member Mike Maynard, also a member of the Insurance Committee, expressed his concerns

about the CIRMA bid and explained why he would be voting against the recommendation. For one thing, CIRMA is an assessed insurance program, whereas Dimond Brothers is not, Maynard said. There is level of risk for Bureau County with CIRMA because it is an assessed program, he said. Explaining an assessed program, Kohr said there are 15 counties in the CIRMA insurance pool. If there was a catastrophic loss which could not be covered by CIRMA’s

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reserves, the company could assess participating counties a portion for its share to cover the additional costs. In talking with CIRMA, the eight-year-old company has never once even come close to approaching that coverage limit. It’s in the realm of possibility, but not probable, Kohr said. Giving another reason to go with the Dimond Brothers’ bid, Maynard said he thinks the county should go with the local business when the bid numbers are so close. Sometimes the low bid is not really the low bid, he said. After further discussion, the board voted 15

to 9 to accept the CIRMA bid. Voting against the motion were Maynard, Ralph Anderson, Joe Bassetti, Tom Giordano, Bob McCook, Dan Rabe, Jim Thompson, Loretta Volker and Derek Whited. Absent were Rob Pozzi and Tom Ptasnik. After the decision, Kohr thanked the Insurance Committee for its extra work in doing the research instead of hiring an outside consultant, which would have cost the county several thousand dollars. Kohr also thanked CIRMA and Dimond Brothers for their competitive bids and Bureau County Clerk Kami Hieronymus for taking on

the insurance reconciliation work for the county. He also thanked county department heads and employees for lowering the incident rate year after year, which helps brings down the premium rate. With the lower premium costs and the county handling reconciliation work in-house, the county will save $210,339 during the next three years, Kohr said. In addition to the Insurance Committee, Board Chairman Dale Anderson also thanked Kohr for his leadership as chairman of the committee. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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‘Rockin’ for Julie’ is Saturday Benefit set to help with Borsch’s final expenses By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Family and friends of the late Julie Borsch of Princeton have planned a “Rockin’ For Julie” fundraiser to help pay for the woman’s final expenses. The fundraiser is set for Saturday, from 3 p.m. to midnight at the Princeton Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid Ave. in Princeton. A memorial service will be held for Borsch from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Princeton Moose Lodge, with the benefit to follow.

Dan Carlson, one of the organizers for Saturday’s event, said the benefit had been planned before Borsch’s Oct. 11 death, and the organizers decided to go forward with the benefit, setting the memorial service prior to the benefit. Saturday’s benefit will include kids’ activities from 3 to 5 p.m.; a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a silent auction, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Live music will be provided by Slow Children Playing, the Craigs, Jeremy and Near Kiss. Admission is free, but a donation will be requested for the dinner. Remembering Borsch, Carlson said he and Borsch had been friends since they were classmates at Princ-

eton High School. Borsch loved her music and she, Carlson and their friends enjoyed listening to bands in the LaSalle/Peru area. On Aug. 26, Borsch suffered a major heart attack; It was later discovered she had a stroke as well, Carlson said. She died Oct. 11 at the age of 45 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Burial will be private and at a later date on Huzzy Lake in Lawton, Mich. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. For more information on Saturday’s benefit or to make a donation, contact Carlson at 815-303-4066. More information is also available at www.facebook. com/rockinforjulie. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Wyanet looks at tax increase By Becky Kramer news@bcrnews.com

WYANET – It’s that time of year when municipalities are crunching the numbers. Wyanet is doing the same. At the Wyanet Village Board meeting Tuesday evening, the board discussed a possible tax increase. The board is looking at possibly raising its tax levy to 4.99 percent. A vote is expected to occur on the levy next month. The village board also discussed the purchase of a new dump truck with a snow plow. The board authorized Trustee Tom Smith to look at the two trucks and to buy the one that is going to cost the least. The dump truck will replace the village’s current 1995 model that did not pass inspection this fall. Mayor Bruce Hand also informed the board the village is also in need of a new work truck for the employees.

Spring Valley From Page 1 “Our consensus was we would pass the ordinance with the rules that would allow council a two-thirds vote to deny electronic participation,” he said. City Clerk Becky Hansen said the cost for the electronic equipment would be around $1,000. Andreoni said he wanted to look into the exact cost of equipment and how it would be installed before putting the item on the agenda for the council to vote on. In other business, the council: • Heard from Fire Chief Emeritus Gene Scheri who reported he

Village Police Chief Todd Marquez provided the board with his department’s monthly activity report. Marquez also said his new squad car is almost ready to go after having lights and radios installed. He thanked the board for the purchase. Trustee Marilyn Johnson reported many water meters around the village are being repaired and updated, but due to new regulations, all of the meters in the village will need to be replaced with new models. The board will continue to look into this with the help of village engineer Jack Kusek. There are no grants available at this time. In other business: • The board discussed whether or not to have an ice skating rink this winner. Various options were discussed, and the board agreed to try it for one more year. had been receiving complaints from residents who had witnessed stray animals going in and out of the property located at 126 E. St. Paul St. The city has filed a demolition complaint on the property in the past. Sangston said a representative from Illinois Valley Animal Rescue had set traps on the property last year and had taken care of the stray animals then. He said he would get in touch with the representative again this year. • Alderman Tom Nesti reported in a Water and Sewer Committee report the city will be ordering 200 additional radio read meters at a cost of $21,500.

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Buda buys new utility truck

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BUDA — The purchase of a new utility truck was announced at the Buda Village Board meeting on Monday. Mayor Jeff Bitting said a purchase agreement for the new utility truck has been signed. The city is now working on financing. The purchase price is $76,261 for a 2014 model. The new truck’s dump bed will be stainless steel to avoid salt corrosion. The disposition of the old truck is yet to be determined. The village will most likely put it up for bids. Nancy Carper, outreach director for the Bureau County Senior Center in Princeton, offered a presentation that explained the many services the center provides to Buda citizens. A short list of those services includes: • Transportation services. • Homemaking arrangement help. • Medicare Part D advice. • Tax assistance. • Day trips and minivacations to regional and national destinations.

In other business: • Buda Police Chief Brent DeVenney said the police car is fixed and struts are working well. • DeVenney has also received money for eight ATV registration tags. He is waiting for receipt of other applications he has handed out so far. ATV registration fees will go into the police account. DeVenney noted he is pleased that everyone has cooperated with the new ordnance so far. • The village will also explore options to apply liens to residences to enforce payment of water bills at four residences. • The Western Bureau County Food Pantry submitted a letter requesting a donation from the village. The pantry cited strong demand for food assistance from area residents as the reason for requesting the donation. The village approved a motion to donate $1,000 to the pantry. • A library services survey has been written up which will be inserted into the next village water bill. There is interest in citizen ideas about ways the library can better serve the community. • The village Christmas party is scheduled for Dec. 7 at the community hall. The American Legion will sponsor Santa’s trip from the North Pole. Treats and hot chocolate will be provided. Santa will arrive at 1 p.m. with bingo to follow. Participants are asked to bring a canned good for the food pantry. • Bitting noted there has been no visible action taken on the village’s dilapidated railroad crossing. Council members said villagers have placed calls to Burlington Northern Santa Fe citing safety hazards. Maintenance of the railroad crossing right-of-way is under the purview of BNSF. A complete list of services may be found by visiting the center at 16 W. Marion in Princ-

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DIXON – With $40 million in settlement money, Dixon could decide to lower property taxes, as many residents have suggested, but doing so might not be best for the city’s financial future. The idea was suggested during an October town hall meeting, which sought residents’ suggestions about what the city should do with money it will recover from an out-of-court settlement and sold assets from Rita Crundwell’s estate. In total, Dixon will receive about $29.7 million – after legal fees – from the settlement reached in September with its former auditors and bank. Additionally, the city expects about $9.2 million from the sale of Crundwell’s assets. Because of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law – also known as the tax cap – Dixon is limited in how much it can raise its tax rate each year, by the lesser of either 5 percent or the change in the Consumer Price Index, Meyer said in an interview last week. The CPI change in 2010, 2011 and 2012 was

1.6, 3.2 and 2.1 percent, respectively, meaning that Dixon could have raised property taxes by, at most, 3.2 percent in the past three years. Lowering the city’s property tax levy is a possibility, Finance Director Paula Meyer said, but not something she recommends. Doing so would set the city back, depending on how much rates were lowered, anywhere from 6 to 233 years in terms of revenue, she added. If the property taxes were reduced by 10, 50 or even 99 percent for just one year, the next year the city couldn’t immediately return to the previous year’s rate, Meyer said. It could increase the reduced rate by only 5 percent or the CPI change. The years it would take for the city to return to the 2012 tax rate, she said, would put the city in poor financial standing. If the city were to lower property taxes by 10 percent, based on the 2012 tax rate and equalized assessed value of Dixon homes, it would lose $706,070 and take the city six years to get the tax rate back to the level in 2012, Meyer said.

If property taxes were lowered by 50 percent, Meyer said the city would lose out on $22.8 million and take 36 years to return to the 2012 tax rate. Lowering the tax rate by 99 percent would amount in $418 million in lost revenue, Meyer said, and take the city 233 years to return to the 2012 rate. Instead of lowering property taxes, Meyer has suggested the city pay down its internal and external debt, as well as set aside some money and invest in capital projects, which could keep sewer rates, for example, lower in the future. Meyer said the city has received $14 million of the settlement money and expects to receive the rest by Thanksgiving and could have the money from the sale of Crundwell’s property by Jan. 1. Some of the settlement money, $8.7 million, has already been allocated to pay internal debt. An additional $12.3 million will pay back three bonds early, which will ultimately save the city $3.87 million in interest. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Obituaries Charlene Stone

Cecil Wilson

PRINCETON — Charlene K. Stone, 76, of Princeton passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1937, in Kewanee to Charles and Madeline (Headley) Dickey, she married Clarence “Bill” Stone Feb. 14, 1959, in Messiah Lutheran Church in Galva. She graduated from Galva High School in 1955 and from OSF Nursing School in 1958. She was an OB nurse at Perry Memorial Hospital for 32 years. She was an active member of the Princeton Bible Church. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Clarence “Bill” Stone of Princeton; three children, Debra Roberts of Princeton, Vicki (Tim) Manahan of Dover and Gregory (Katie) Stone of Minnesota; nine grandchildren, Courtney Luna, Lindsey Roberts, Kristi Slutz, Ryan Manahan, Nicole Manahan, Megan Manahan, Matthew Stone, Colin Stone and David Stone; six great-grandchildren; and her best friend of 71 years, Kay Huber. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Michael Stone. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Princeton Bible Church with Pastor Ken Wilson officiating. Burial will be private and at a later date. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Princeton Bible Church. The Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is assisting the family with arrangements.

PRINCETON — Cecil Burdette Wilson, 95, of Princeton died at 4:19 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Colonial Hall in Princeton. Born April 30, 1918, in Wyanet Township to Glenn Burdette and Verna Marie (Schmidt) Wilson, he married Margaret McDowell Nov. 26, 1938, in Clinton, Iowa. She died June 6, 1987. He was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of Flying Farmers and Bethel Baptist Church in Princeton. Surviving is one son, James Wilson of Princeton. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Oretha Strachan. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton, with the Rev. Tim Batchelor officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Memorial Park. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to Colonial Hall in Princeton. The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffrey Burcham SPRING VALLEY — Jeffrey Burcham, 52, of Spring Valley, formerly of Princeton, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at his home after battling ALS. He was born Dec. 21, 1960, in the Kewanee Public Hospital, the son of Carl and Nancy (Sipes) Burcham. He is survived by his parents of Princeton; one daughter, Sarah (Russell) Paxton of Austin, Texas; two sons, Kyle (Bobbie) Burcham of Camp McCoy, Wis., and Jeffrey Burcham Jr. of Sutherlin, Ore.; two sisters, Vicky (Pat) Runde of East Dubuque and Malissa Burcham of Plainfield; two brothers, Kevin Burcham of Mt. Horeb, Wis., and Terry (Tammy) Burcham of Princeton; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both grandparents and one niece, Courtney Burcham. He was a carpenter and worked in Wisconsin, Illinois and Alaska. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, old country western music and family gatherings. Following his cremation, there will be a celebration of life at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fairview United Methodist Church of Annawan. A memorial has been established in his name.

Charleen Lundeen AUTRAIN, Mich. — Charleen (Elliott) Lundeen, 75, formerly of Princeton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was born Aug. 23, 1938, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton to Charles and Dorothy Elliott. She graduated from Princeton High School and received her nursing degree at St. Francis School of Nursing in Peoria. She worked at Perry Memorial Hospital for several years. Surviving is her brother, Dennis (Cathy) Elliott of Princeton; one niece and three nephews; and her husband, John Lundeen of Autrain, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents. A family memorial service was held at the family’s home in Autrain, Mich. Memorials may be directed to: PKD Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Leona Stodghill BUDA — Leona M. Stodghill, 76, of Buda died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Walnut Manor in Walnut. Born Oct. 9, 1937, in Kewanee to Julius and Mamie (Griffin) Gierneart, she married George Walter Stodghill Oct. 17, 1981, in Buda. He died Dec. 22, 1990. She worked as a nurse’s aide at PraiLeona rie View in Princeton and Greenfield Stodghill in Princeton. She was a member of the Hampshire Colony Congregational Church in Princeton and Bunker Hill Church of God of Buda. Surviving are one son, Dwaine (Deb) Roberts of Buda; one daughter, Carol Roberts (Craig) Phelan of Buda; one stepson, Wally Stodghill of Buda; five grandchildren, Amy (Brian) Kaiser of Buda, Toby Roberts of Sheffield, Heather (Matt) Stabler of Buda, Amanda Stodghill of Buda and Tony Stodghill of Buda; and six great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Cole Kaiser, Dawson and Colin Stabler, and Abby and Trevor Roberts. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa Roberts, and one stepson, Tandy Stodghill. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Buda, with Gaile Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Buda. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton.

David Bomleny WALNUT — David G. Bomleny, 62, of Walnut died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at his home in Walnut. Arrangements are pending with the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Police Department is currently investigating a break-in that occurred on Nov. 8 at Fawcett’s Pharmacy, located on South Main Street. The information was confirmed by the Princeton Police Lt. Barry Portman, however, police are not releasing any further information on the matter at this time. The Bureau County Republican will continue its report as information becomes available.

Police reports Spring Valley Police Warrant arrest

Marissa S. Roberts, 23, of Spring Valley turned herself in at the Spring Valley Police Department at 9:55 p.m. Nov. 11 on two warrants. One was a Bureau County warrant for failure to appear for no valid driver’s license, and the second was a LaSalle County warrant for failure to appear for no valid driver’s license.

City ordinance violation

Hugo R. Martinez, 34, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance violation for an abandoned vehicle at his residence of 407 W. St. Paul St. at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7.

Accident

Vehicles driven by Angie L. Cinotto, 37, of Spring Valley and Jose A. Sandoval, 22, of DePue were involved in an accident in the south parking lot of Anytime Fitness at 1:40 p.m. Nov. 11.

Princeton Police Illegal consumption of alcohol

A 15-year-old male, a 16-year-old male and a 17-yearold male, all of Princeton, were charged with illegal consumption of alcohol in the 200 block of Park Avenue East at 1:20 a.m. Nov. 9.

Accidents

Vehicles driven by a 16-year-old male of Princeton and Marvin J. Van Keulen, 73, of Princeton were involved ion an accident in the 0 block of West Peru Street at 4:44 p.m. Nov. 7. Vehicles driven by Cari Jo Hanson, 38, of Wyanet; Jason A. Smith, 36, of Wyanet and Rebecca E. Barron, 34, of Rock Falls were involved in an accident in the 1200 block of North Main Street at 1:40 p.m. Nov. 7.

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Evidence shows it’s here Here it comes! Some are dreading it; some are looking forward to it; some are pretending it’s not going to happen this year ... I’m, of course, talking about the holiday season. While on vacation last week, I noticed the sneaky bits of evidence pop up that gave away its swift return. The season is moving in at high speed. Suddenly, newspaper ads began displaying COMMENTARY Christmas trees, snowmen, wreaths and Santa decor, while others displayed “the best food deals” on stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and turkeys. During a trip to Walmart in the middle of the week, I noticed the store’s front section, which had just days before held the last remains of Halloween costumes and large candy bags, had then been ripped apart and put together again with glowing red and green decor. Shoppers can once again purchase candle scents like snow flake, pine tree and sugar cookie. They can buy Frosty the Snowman lawn decorations and outdoor lights for their home. They can purchase tree ornaments, holly leaves and even small stocking stuffers. In the check-out lane, I stood behind a shopper who was already purchasing her Thanksgiving turkey. I watched her proudly pluck it from the check-out belt and place it into her cart as if she had picked a winner. While coming home from dinner one evening, I noticed homes that were once lit with purple and orange spider lights, suddenly had made the change to green, red and white icicles lights. During a trip to the mall, I watched workers lift and hang large Christmas garland complete with large silver bulbs and gold trumpets from the ceiling. While I listened hard, I could not yet make out any holiday music, which in some way surprised me ... but maybe that’s getting too far ahead. Perhaps that’s next on the list after hanging the mall garland. I walked through the doors at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store and was greeted by a long line of various-sized snow blowers. Each of them exhibited how far they could throw snow. Also, the employees at the local video store have already combed through the shelves of DVDs and pulled all the holiday movies to create their own special holiday genre section, where families can easily select their annual favorites near the popcorn stand. Every year it amazes me how fast the holidays slip in. There just never seems to be any time between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have to admit, however, while I’m noticing this evidence popping up all around me, I can’t help but fall in line. Just today I made plans to help my roommate assemble our first Christmas tree together. I’ve dusted off my winter coat for the season and ready to book my first ice skating adventure at the rink. As of last week, my Halloween decor is safe and sound in its bin back in the closet, and I’m proudly displaying my miniature Charlie Brown Christmas tree on the corner shelf in my living room. I’ve hung onto that little tree since my first year in college. Because of a limited budget this year, I have plans for most of my holiday gifts to be homemade. Lately, I’ve been going home at night and making initial preparations for each gift. This will be my first year of sewing, painting and knitting gifts, but we will see what happens. I’ll be the first to admit, each gift plan gets me more and more into the Christmas spirit. Most likely by next week, I’ll be sewing to the tune of Christmas music. Whether we like it or not, we can’t avoid the vivid season rolling in. We might as well embrace it ... just as we have the bitter snow forecast that’s already approached our area. BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie can be reached at gcurrie@bcrnews.com.

Goldie Currie

Mallory Walker City: Princeton. Where did you grow up: Jacksonville, Ill. Family: Mother, Patty Walker (fourth-grade teacher); father, David Walker (operations manager for CGB in Naples); sister, Madeline Walker (senior at St. Louis University); and fiance’, Matthew Wassmann (seed sales agronomist for AgView FS). Pets: Our cat, Chief. Occupation: School social worker for Mendota Elementary District. What is the last song you listened to: “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart. What is the last book you

First Person read: “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom. What is the last television show you watched: “Modern Family.” If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Pizza and breadsticks! Followed by ice cream for dessert! What is your favorite local restaurant: Los Ranchitos. If someone handed you a mil-

lion dollars, how would you spend it: First, I would pay off my student loans, and then I would probably treat my whole family to a fun European vacation! People would be surprised to know that you: I went to college in Los Angeles, Calif., for two years after I graduated high school, and then I moved back and finished at the University of Illinois. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: Festival 56 in the summer, and I love shopping in the Art District! If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: I’m still new to Princeton and just now learning all the neat things it has to offer; so, I don’t think I’d change anything other than it being closer to my friends and family!

The time is now ... There is enough time in the day for us to make a change. Right now in this moment we are given a minute of our lives to make another decision. Will we continue to live as before? Hold onto whatever thought comes next. Maybe these thoughts have come to you before. I know I often wonder if I can take back control of my time. I say this like it has been taken from me, but the truth is we have always been in control of our thoughts. Our perception of time can be the key to changing the way we spend our time. Within a 24-hour span, most of us are responsible to take care of work, our family, ourselves, and a category I will call “etc.,” We have to schedule appointments, do laundry, and find food to eat. And a portion of our time is spent studying for classes. These are priorities that cannot be sacrificed for the sake of making more time. Overwhelmed and frustrated we are left to exclaim to our friends, “There isn’t enough time.”

Kathy Tun COMMENTARY We believe there aren’t enough hours in the day because we have high expectations of how much we can accomplish. Think back to the last to-do list you had when you couldn’t completely check off all the tasks. Each unchecked one felt like an added weight of failure. It didn’t matter if you finished at least one minor task. When your hands felt like they were full, you were left to feel weighed down and stressed.   Sure, not much feels like it has been finished, but that is why a day is as long as it is. Now is a time to refresh and come back ready to build on the progress made from yesterday. Be compassionate with yourself. When stressed out, a common response is to stop all together. In order to take back control

of your time, you must first take charge of your thoughts. That one task you finished today is a tiny confidence boost waiting for you to discover it. Let it be the stepping stone that brings you a little closer to the happiness you want to feel. Your positive attitude will help fuel your motivation. Keep in mind that you have every right to focus on your progress rather than a number of all your immediate successes because it is the progress you make that will lead you to feeling successful. Writer Annie Dillard once said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,” which can be a daunting fact if we think there is not enough time to live the way we want to. But if we believe that our life is based on the progress we make, then 24 hours is never a limiting a factor. Kathy Tun of Spring Valley is a sophomore at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. She can be reached in care of this newspaper at P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356.

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Education — Jefferson Elementary School honors students as PeaceBuilders. See Page 9.

RNA helps Buddy Bags

Religion — Churches gear up for the holiday season by offering Thanksgiving and Turkey Dinners. See Page 8.

Community Notes Bottle and a Brush

New Bedford Royal Neighbors of America members Mary Hartz (left), Lois Swanson, Karen Hansen and Mary Etheridge helped pack 38 Buddy Bags for area children. The Bureau Valley Buddy Bags programs began in April 2013 and is continuing to provide meals for children when not in school. Photo contributed

PRINCETON — The Princeton Arts Academy will host a bottle and brush event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Thursday, in the downtown banquet centre at Fitzgeralds. Participants will paint with local artists while enjoying wine from Fitzgeralds. To register, visit www.princetonartsacademy.com.

Genealogy Guild meeting OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Genealogy Guill will have its annual ethnic potluck luncheon at noon Thursday at the Guild Library, 114 W. Glover St., Ottawa. Bring your own table service and an ethnic dish to pass. Chicken and drinks will be furnished.

Turkey dinner

Princeton Marseilles memorial honors fallen soldiers — Not added to the wall during creation, people have left Elks Hoop allMARSEILLES war memorials stand the Illinois Motorcycle mementos and tributes in Washington, D.C. The Freedom Run. The sol- at the memorial for the Middle East Conflicts diers, their family and fallen soldiers. Due to Shoot Wall Memorial stands in friends are honored dur- the amount of treasures PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks Lodge is hosting its annual Hoop Shoot at 2 p.m. Saturday at Logan Junior High School. This event is open to boys and girls at least 8 years old and no older than 13 years of age on April 1, 2014. Participants will be able to take five warm-up shots before the 25 shot competition. Winners will advance to the District level to be held at Princeton High School on Jan. 19. Winners from the District meet will advance to the State meet in Springfield. These winner progress to the Area meet and finally advance to the Grand Lodge competition in Massachusetts in the spring. For more information, contact the Princeton Elks Lodge at 815-8752185.

Marseilles on the banks of the Illinois River. The wall was dedicated in 2004 to those who have lost their lives in worldwide conflicts since 1979. Every June, the names of the newly fallen are

ing this yearly event. Motorcyclists can number in the thousands to honor the fallen. The memorial sits on land donated and adjacent to the IV Cellular headquarters. Since its

left behind, IV Cellular turned part of their lobby into the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Museum. The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial is located at 200 Riverfront Dr., Marseilles.

TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Community Church is having a turkey dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21. The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, salads, rolls, desserts and drinks. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. All are welcome.

Parade in Ladd LADD — Area residents, businesses or organizations are invited to participate in a Snowman Parade at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 as part of “Light Up the Holidays” 2013 Ladd Christmas Walk. The parade will begin on North Main Street and end at Ladd Memorial Park. All snowmen are welcome. Snow is not required. For more information, call 815-8942092 or email hocking4@comcast.net.

Christkindl Markt

Designer donates $2,500 to IVCC Dominick Demonica (right) of Demonica Kemper Architects of Chicago and the designer of Illinois Valley Community College’s Peter Miller Community Technology Center donated $2,500 to the capital campaign. He is pictured with the IVCC President Jerry Corcoran. Photo contributed

PRINCETON — A Christkindl Markt, a German Christmas market, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St. (behind the Apollo Theater). This event is being held as part of the Princeton Main Street Christmas Walk. The event will feature hand-crafted gifts, international cookie bazaar, Advent calendars, fair trade coffees and chocolates. A traditional German lunch will be available. There will also be a free children’s activity — making gingerbread houses. Admission is free. For more information, call 815872-5150.

Christmas parade PRINCETON — Entries are being accepted for this year’s Princeton Christmas parade, set for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Entry forms are available at the Chamber office in the Prouty Building or by calling Lion Don Smith at 815-875-3475 or Lion Jim Argo at 815872-6181.

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Religion Briefs St. Patrick’s joins Celebrate Sheffield SHEFFIELD — St. Patrick’s Parish, Sheffield, will join Celebrate Sheffield Saturday with a new-to-you sale of holiday decorative items, bake sale and chances on mystery boxes starting at 9 a.m. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu is barbeque, choice of three homemade soups and dessert. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Harvest festival/concert PRINCETON — The Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton will host its annual harvest festival on Sunday. The community is invited to attend a free concert at 7 p.m. by Christian artist Sara Groves. The concert is open and free to the community, but seats are limited so people are asked to call the church office, at 815-875-2124, to reserve seats.

Vendor craft fair PRINCETON — New Hope Church of the Nazarene, 30 N. Sixth St., Princeton, will host a vendor craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23. This event is to help the children and youth attend camp this summer. There will be more than 20 vendors ranging from crafts, home and

garden decor, purses, health and beauty products. The students will host a concession stand and a bake sale. There will be something for everyone to start their holiday shopping.

Turkey, ham dinner SHEFFIELD — Sheffield Methodist Church will hold a turkey and ham supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23. Dinner includes a salad bar, drink and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 4-10 and free for children under 3. For carry-out, call 815-454-2539. Delivery is available in Sheffield only.

Thanksgiving service SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 24. Worship participants will include the pastor and members from Sheffield United Methodist Church, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and First United Church of Christ. An offering of non-perishable food items and money will be taken for the Western Bureau County Food Pantry. The First United Church of Christ is located on the corner of Chestnut and Washington streets, Sheffield.

Schmidt to be installed PRINCETON — St. Matthew’s

Lutheran Church, Princeton, will install Pastor Scott Schmidt at 3 p.m. Nov. 24. A reception will follow. Clergy are invited to vest and be part of the opening processions. The liturgical color of the day is white for Christ the King Sunday. St. Matthew’s is located at 416 E. Dover Road.

Fundraiser dinner CHERRY — Holy Trinity Cherry will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser at Rip’s in Ladd from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. The proceeds will go to the Youth Education Fund. The funds will be used for the youth education program which helps students through confirmation and helps enhance the local spiritual events for teens. For more information, www. CherryHolyTrinity.org.

Thanksgiving dinner ​PRINCETON — The 13th annual free Thanksgiving dinner, sponsored by the Evangelical Covenant, New Hope Nazarene and St. Louis Catholic churches, will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Transportation and carryouts are available. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 25 by calling 815-875-2124.

Cookie walk SPRING VALLEY — The

United Church of Christ (Congregational) will have its traditional cookie walk from 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 7. Varieties of holiday cookies and candies will be offered. Homemade peanut brittle will be sold for $6.50 per bag. There will be a variety of homemade crafts. For more information, contact the church office at 815-6631951.

First Lutheran to host old-fashioned sing-along PRINCETON — The First Lutheran Church in Princeton will host a Christmas Carol Sing at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. The approximately one-hour event will include an old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along with favorite Christmas carols, old and new. Larry B. Peterson, director of music for Augustana College Campus Ministries and instructor for organ for the Augustana Department of Music, is the guest organist. Refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall after the sing-along. The event is open to the public. No offering will be taken. The First Lutheran Church is offering this event as its gift to the community.

Lucia Festival PRINCETON — Evangelical Covenant Church of Princeton

will hold its annual Lucia Festival at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Tara Kunkel will provide this year’s entertainment. Egg casserole, fruit soup, breads and cookies will be served. Tickets are $8 per person. Reservations are required. Call Joan Eggers at 815-8752168 to make a reservation. The bake sale will run from 9 to 11 a.m.

Cherry raffle benefits food pantry CHERRY — Holy Trinity Cherry will help the Hall Township Food Pantry again this year to raise funds for milk at the food pantry. Holy Trinity will hold its kids milk and cookies raffle to raise the money. The church will raffle off a handmade Christmas wall-hanging made by Rose Yoder and her team from Arthur. Tickets for the raffle will be sold from now to Dec. 15 when the winning ticket will be selected after the 8:30 a.m. Mass in Cherry. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. To purchase tickets or to make a donation through the mail, send a check made out to Holy Trinity Christmas Kids Milk and Cookies at Holy Trinity Cherry, 212 S. Main St., Cherry, IL 61317, the Hall Township Food Pantry, 500 N. Terry St., Spring Valley, IL 61361, or visit www.cherryholytrinity.org.

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PeaceBuilders of the Week Jefferson Elementary School Paige Jesse Ace Christiansen Paige is a kind and caring young lady. She is respectful and always ready to lend a helping hand. Paige is a wonderful Paige example to future PeaceBuilders as we begin a new school year. Way to go Paige.

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Noah LaPorte Noah is always kind and polite to others. He is a good friend to every one. You can always count on Noah to do the right thing.

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Kendra Selby (left) and Maile Abella hang a red paper chain around the school in honor of Bradford Junior High School’s commitment to be drug free. The school celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 21-25 with daily activities and pledges to be “Too Smart to Start.”

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Grady is a true-blue PeaceBuilder each and every day. He will go out of his way to lend a helping hand and be a good Grady friend. Grady is always polite, always working hard and always is considerate to others. Grady has a cheerful personality that helps bring joy to our classroom.

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11 Sports Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 11 Pitch Men — Who’s on the 2013 All-BCR Soccer Honor Roll Team? See page 13.

State volleyball

L-P scratches 23-year state itch By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

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Señor Score meet Mr. Assist By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

One of them knows how to score and score in bushels. The other is adept on getting the ball in the net on his own accord and by passing to others. Together, DePue’s Carlos Acosta and Princeton’s Dylan Schaefer combined for 66 goals and 33 assists this season, leading their respective teams to one of their best seasons in school history, They are the 2013 BCR Soccer Players of the Year.

The Machine Albert Pujols was called the Machine in an ESPN promo commercial in reference to the former St. Louis Cardinal ability to consistently hit a baseball. The folks in Bristol, Conn., from the sports network might want to visit DePue High School to film another machine. DePue senior Carlos Acosta is a machine when it comes to scoring

soccer goals. He had 41 goals alone this year for the Little Giants and finished with a whopping 124 for his career, ranked 13th all-time in the IHSA record books. He didn’t know about the school record until a teacher told him he was closing in on the top 20 in IHSA history. “Once I made it, it was exciting to keep moving forward and getting higher and higher, and I thank my team for supporting me. That was a big goal not only for me, but for them as well,” said Acosta, who had 21 goals as a freshmen and 31 in each of his sophomore and junior seasons. They like to call it Beast Mode when Acosta gets in a scoring frenzy. DePue coach Tim Stevens doesn’t discount Acosta being a machine on the soccer pitch. It comes natural to him. “He is a great scorer because of his balance over the ball and his body control,” he said. “On most of his goals he is able to dribble himself open with small touches of the ball. Once he sees

The Carlos Acosta File: • Scored 41 goals with 10 assists this year. • Ranks 13th all-time in IHSA scoring with 124 goals • Led DePue to school-best 12 wins.

The Dylan Schaefer File: • Scored 25 goals with 23 assists this year. • Accounted for 47 percent of PHS goals • Led PHS to regional title a window, he is able to finish with power in confined areas. His ability to generate power and accuracy makes him a dominate finisher. “He is so strong over the ball and keeps his balance so well that refs miss issuing at least 1 to 2 penalties a game. Not to mention the fact that his is oftentimes double and triple teamed

See Players Page 13

DePue basketball under new direction DePue High School will have a pair of new head coaches this basketball season. Charlie Klinefelter takes over as the boys head coach. The “Chef” is no stranger to the Little Giants program, having serving as an assistant for former head coach Gilbert Moreno. The new coach at school is Peter Perkins, who takes over the girls program. He has been a PE teacher/assistant coach in the Pembroke School District most recently and previously served as athletic director. A 1999 graduate of the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Perkins also taught at St. Anne High School and was a fundraiser for the Kankakee County Sol-

Kevin Hieronymus HIERONYMUS’ HYPOTHESIS

diers semipro basketball team. Family feud: Brothers Drew and Mike Himes, Princeton natives, will be on opposite sides of the field when Mount Carmel and Downers Grove North clash in Saturday’s 7A quarterfinal playoff game in Downers Grove. Drew, 30, works with the punters at DGN. He was a punter at Illinois Wesleyan. Big brother, Mike, 33, heads up the school’s TV production for Mount Carmel football games. Both baseball coaches, they

have been anticipating a family feud on the ball diamond, but have found it comes first on the gridiron. Kamphuis commits: Former Princeton softball player Brooke Kamphuis has committed to playing for Mount Olive College, a Division II school in Mount Olive, N.C. Her signing day will be Nov. 22 Kamphuis played two seasons at Princeton, before moving during the 2012-13 school year to Garner, N.C., where her family later relocated. She played second base last spring for Garner Magnet High School, a Class 4A school with 2,500 students, batting .440 with 21 stolen bases. She earned All-Conference, All-

See Hieronymus Page 13

Twenty three years. That’s how long it’s been since the last time LaSallePeru reached the IHSA State Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Cavs took home fourth place in the 1990 Class 2A finals in the old two-class system. That same year, Princeton was crowned as the Class A champion and Mendota reached the Elite Eight as well in Class A. Fast forward to 2013, and the Lady Cavs are back in the hunt for a state championship. L-P rallied to defeat Champaign Centennial in three sets Saturday to capture the Washington Super-Sectional crown. The victory scratched a 23-year itch, sending the Lady Cavs back to state. L-P senior Josie Kampwerth said going State “means everything and we have proved to everyone that the Lady Cavs earned the opportunity to compete to win a state championship.” L-P (34-3) will face Chicago Payton (27-11) at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal. Payton found its place at state by defeating Woodstock Marian 25-23, 22-25, 25-21 at the Antioch Super-Sectional. L-P athletic director D’Wyane Bates, the old Chicago Bear, said in the school’s new tradition, the Lady Cavs will have a formal State Sendoff, escorted through the halls of the school by the school band. School will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m. Friday to allow the student body and community time to prepare for the trip to Bloomington. Payton reaches the Final Four in Class 3A for the third time since the IHSA was expanded to four classes. The Grizzlies placed fourth in 2008 and 2010, seeking its first state tournament victory. The second semifinal in 3A will be a heavyweight bout between Breese Central (35-5) and Wheaton St. Francis (37-3), which own 11 state titles between them. Breese Central won two state titles in Class A (‘96, ‘05) and another in 2A

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2013-14 Hall girls basketball preview

New conference, new coach greet Lady Devils By Holli Rapp sports@bcrnews.com

SPRING VALLEY — With a new coach and a new conference, the Hall Lady Red Devils are looking to make a splash with some returning players and some fresh faces. Josiah Martin moves into the varsity head coach position after serving as the assistant to Hall Superintendent Mike Struna last year. He will have 10 varsity players when the season starts. Leading the returners for Hall are seniors Brenna Faletti and Becca Herrmann. Both Faletti

See Lady Devils Page 12

Lady Devils basketball at a glance:

Coach: Josiah Martin (1st year). Conference: TRAC South. Last year: 8-19. They’re back: Brenna Faletti (Sr., G), Brittany Foster (Sr., G), Kaylee Golden (Sr., G), Becca Herrmann (Sr., P). They’re new: Abby Azarskis (Jr.), Ellie Herrmann (Jr.), Shelby Justi (Jr., C), Emily Hoscheid (Jr.), Sam Osborne (Jr.), Alyssa Smith (Jr.).


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“The team will bring a lot of energy to the court every night and leave everything on the floor.” • Josiah Martin

Race for the Nations 5K

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Students and teachers from Crossroads High School recently competed in the Race for the Nations 5K run in Moline. Mauricio Jones (from left) placed first, teacher Beth Jones, third, and Vanessa Ordonez, second, in their age category.

From Page 11 and Herrmann have been on the varsity since they were sophomores, but Faletti missed most of last season with an injury. “Having Brenna back from injury is a huge help to our team. She certainly brings the intensity to the court and sets a good example for the rest of the team,” said Martin of his senior point guard. “Not only is the intensity factor a big welcome back, but with her being our point guard, she will be a big component and a leader on the court.” Martin is also expecting big things from the senior Herrmann, who has logged plenty of minutes for the Lady Red Devils the past two seasons that will be a big asset. “These two girls will be looked up to by the rest of the girls in the program,” said Martin said. In addition, Martin has senior guards Brittany Foster and Kaylee Golden on his squad along with six juniors who will look to replace the graduation of Jacquie Wallaert and Becca Dagaerdt. Two of the juniors Martin is expect-

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State

From Page 11 (‘07), claiming eight state trophies in all. St. Francis, the defending 3A champion, has won nine state titles under 38th-year head coach Peg Kupec, and 16 state trophies in all. The Spartans defeated Champaign Centennial in three sets in the 2012 state semifinals. Class 2A: The Illinois Valley will also be represented by Fieldcrest in Normal as one of the Final Four finalists in 2A. The Lady Knights make their first state tournament appearance in school history since the district was formed in 1992. The Lady Knights face a tall task in its semifinal matchup vs. undefeated Albion Edwards County (40-0). AEC makes its second straight trip and

third in six years. The Lions lost to Port Byron Riverdale in last year’s third-place match. Fieldcrest started its postseason run by defeating El-Paso-Gridley to claim the Hall Regional championship. The Lady Knights topped El Paso Gridley at the Hall Regional and downed the Three Rivers’ Fulton Steamers 25-13, 25-18 in Saturday’s Bureau Valley Super-Sectional. The second semifinal matches defending 2A champ Deer CreekMackinaw (36-1) vs. Elmhurst Immaculate Conception (34-6). Notes: Three of the four finalists from 2012 return in Class 4A, including defending champion Lisle Benet Academy (355). Also back are Winnetka New Trier (30-3) and 13-time state champ Mother McCauley (38-2).

IHSA State Volleyball at a glance:

Class 1A Friday: Match 1 - Rockford Keith Country Day (37-3) vs. Sciota West Prairie (30-62), 9 a.m. Match 2 - New Athens (28-9) vs. Stewardson-Strasburg (27-12), 10:30 a.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 9 a.m. Title - winners 1-2, 10:30 a.m. Kevin Hieronymus’ pick: Stewardson-Strasburg over Rockford Keith Country Day. Class 2A Friday: Match 1 - Deer Creek-Mackinaw (361) vs. Elmhurst Immaculate Conception (34-6), noon. Match 2 - Fieldcrest (33-4-1) vs. Albion Edwards County (40-0), 1:30 p.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 12:25 p.m. Title - winners 1-2, 1:55 p.m. Kevin Hieronymus’ pick: Deer Creek over Edwards County. Class 3A Friday: Match 1 - Chicago Payton (27-11) vs. LaSalle-Peru (34-3), 4:30 p.m. Match 2 - Breese Central (35-5) vs. Wheaton St. Francis (37-3), 6 p.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 4 p.m. Title - winners 1-2, 5:30 p.m. Kevin Hieronymus’ pick: St. Francis over LaSalle-Peru. Class 4A Friday: Match 1 - Crystal Lake South (37-3) vs. Lisle Benet (33-5), 7:30 p.m. Match 2 Chicago Mother McCauley (38-2) vs. Winnetka New Trier (30-3), 9 p.m. Saturday: Third place - losers 1-2, 7:25 p.m. Title - winners 1-2, 8:55 p.m. Kevin Hieronymus’ pick: Mother McCauley over Lisle Benet.

ing big things from include Alyssa Smith and Shelby Justi. “Alyssa Smith has shown improvement from last year,” said Martin. “I am looking for her to make a significant impact on this team.” Martin believes the 2013-14 Lady Red Devils fans can expect to see a hardworking team who never quits. “The team will bring a lot of energy to the court every night and leave everything on the floor,” he said. While the Lady Red Devils will lack a “really tall girl,” they will have average height between juniors Ellie Herrmann, Emily Hoscheid, Justi and the elder Herrmann, it may make for a fairly tall lineup. Rounding out the varsity roster for Hall will be juniors Abbey Azarskis and Sam Osborne. Hall (8-19 last year) will join rivals St. Bede and Princeton as members of the Three Rivers South Division and will face Kewanee, Sherrard, Rockridge and Orion in conference matchups. “It will be tough playing several new schools because you really don’t have much of an idea on how to prepare to play

2013-14 Lady Devils’ schedule Nov. 20 vs. Prophetstown,+ 5:45 p.m. Nov. 22 vs. Rockford Christian+, 5:45 p.m. Nov. 23 tba at Prophetstown Nov. 26 Dixon, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Bureau Valley*, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 Kewanee*, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 Rockridge*, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Orion*, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Sherrard*, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26-30 at Prophetstown Tourney Jan. 4 Mendota, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 St. Bede*, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Kewanee*, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 L-P, 5 p.m. Jan. 16 Rockridge*, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 Orion*, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 Sherrard*, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Princeton*, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 Princeton*, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at St. Bede*, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Putnam County, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 Marquette, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Erie, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 IHSA regionals begin + At Prophetstown Tourney * Denotes TRAC South contest

those new teams,” Martin said. Hall will travel to the Oregon Tip-Off Tourney to begin the season and will play Three Rivers power Prophetstown (Nov. 20) and Rockford Christian (Nov. 22) in pool play before Thanksgiving. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

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“I really think he became a complete player this year.” • Jason Bird

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From Page 11 in all the matches that he plays in.” For a machine to work properly, all of its parts must be functioning as one. That’s what Acosta had from his friends in blue and orange for DePue. “Carlos has been able to finish because of the teammates around him who are truly unselfish and share completely in his successes with him,” Stevens said. The Little Giants won their first seven games, finishing with a school best 12-4 record. Their season ended with a disappointing 3-2 loss to Wilmington on penalty kicks at regionals. “It was a little disappointing we didn’t win a regional game,” Acosta said. Acosta wants to study nursing and become a nurse practitioner. He would like to continue his soccer career. He has received interest from North Central College, Western Illinois and Bradley.

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BCR Soccer Players of the Year 2013 - Carlos Acosta, DePue; Dylan Schaefer, Princeton 2012 - Carlos Acosta, DePue 2011 — Gabe Kelly, Princeton 2010 — Reiter Bird, Princeton 2009 — Scott Roseberg, Princeton 2008 — Matt McClure, Princeton 2007 — Michael Thompson, Wyatt Lind, Princeton 2006 — Matt McClure, Princeton 2005 — Jared Jaggers, Princeton 2004 — Evan Hultine, Princeton 2003 — Nick Cutter, Jeromy Johnson, Loren Moore, Princeton 2002 — Ryne Bird, Princeton

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too. If I had a shot, then I took it. But if someone was open, I’d definitely pass it to them, give them Carlos Acosta a shot,” he said. “I like to (DePue, Sr., F): The get the ball moving. It’s BCR co-Player of the good to make the oppo- Year had 41 goals this nents focus on you and year and stands 13th allwhen they do step up on time in the IHSA record you, just dump it off and books with 124 goals put an easy goal for you.” Zach Andersen Schaefer started the (Princeton, Sr., D): The season out at forward, but senior stopper usually Bird moved him back to defended the opposing midfield to get him more team’s best player and involved in the game for started the transition PHS. Schaefer said it was from defense to offense. a little different having Was named to the allplayed forward so long, tournament team at but said it worked out Orion. good for the team. Lucas Bauer “It gave me chances for (Princeton, Sr., GK): If Acosta was Señor assists and put me on top The bearded keeper Score, Schaefer is defi- of the 18 and take shots if made 172 saves on goal nitely known as Mr. I needed to, too,” Schaewhile surrendering 28 fer said. Assist. goals in 27 games. “We felt it was imporWhile he scored plenNate Duffy ty of goals himself (25), tant to have his foot on (Princeton, Sr., D/M): Schaefer’s ability to set the ball as many times as Played the defensive others up for the score is possible, and I think he wing and did a good what separates him from really shined back there,” Bird said. “Not only did others. “First and foremost, he he get the ball to our was very unselfish,” PHS offense, he hustled back coach Jason Bird said. “I and got involved in the Football think early in the games, defensive side of the field. Playoff Quarterfinal pairings I NEWSPAPER really think he would look to get that • SMALL GROUP •he became CUSTOMER: CLASS R 1AI AUCTION CO a JOURNAL complete player this assist or pass the ball THE offDAILY - Kankakee, IL • No. 6 Lena-Winslow (8-3) at No. 1 REP ID: ML239 POST-BULLETIN year.”- Rochester, MN to somebody else. Then Stockton (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday THE DISPATCH•ARGUS - Moline, IL And- Ottawa, evenIL though, he later in the game, Dylan THE TIMES • No. 1 Ottawa Marquette (11-0) at No. 6 wasn’t afraid to take that wasn’t a team captain, Leo (9-2), 2 p.m. Saturday role on and being respon- Bird said there was no • No. 4 Casey-Westfield (11-0) at No. 1 doubt Schaefer was the Tri-Valley (11-0), 2 p.m. Saturday sible for scoring a goal.” Schaefer dished out 23 leader on the field. • No. 3 Camp Point Central (11-0) at No. 2 “When he talked, every- Maroa-Forsyth (11-0), 3 p.m. Saturday assists on the year, breakCLASS 2A ing both the single season one listened,” Bird said. • No. 5 Newman (10-1) at No. 7 Momence Like Acosta, Schaefer and career records (38) at (8-3), 2 p.m. Saturday PHS. He accounted for 48 had his own disappoint• No. 2 Farmington (10-1) at No. 5 Mercer of the 102 goals scored by ment in the postseason. County (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday While the Tigers were the Tigers this year. • No. 2 Auburn (9-2) at No. 1 Cerro Gordo “There’s probably other happy with a second (11-0), 1:30 p.m. Saturday goals he was involved in straight regional champi• No. 8 Staunton (7-4) at No. 3 Gillespie as well he didn’t get the onship, “we were looking (10-1), 2 p.m. Saturday CLASS 3A assist or goal,” Bird said. at sectional,” Schaefer • No. 1 Winnebago (11-0) at No. 5 Stillman “Nearly 50 percent of said. Valley (9-2), 1 p.m. Saturday Due to graduate at midour scoring went through • No. 10 Aurora Christian (8-3) at No. 6 Dylan somehow or anoth- term, Schaefer is eying Seneca (9-2), 1 p.m. Saturday er. That’s a huge thing for starting up his motorcycle • No. 1 Williamsville (11-0) at No. 3 St. racing career once again. Joseph-Ogden (9-2), 5 p.m. Saturday the team.” It was a role Schaefer He would like to also con• No. 1 Greenville (11-0) at No. 3 Mt. tinue to play soccer if he Carmel (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday enjoyed. CLASS 4A “I don’t think I’m self- gets the opportunity. • No. 4 Geneseo (10-1) at No. 9 Phillips Comment on this story ish at all. I like giving (8-3), 5 p.m. Saturday other people chances, at www.bcrnews.com

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job with runs from the back to get involved in the offense, Princeton coach Jason Bird said. He had three goals with 10 assists. Jacob Estrada (Princeton, Sr., M): The senior captain played center mid and forward, chipping in 13 goals with 11 assists, ranking third in scoring for PHS. Alberto Martinez (DePue, Jr., M): DePue coach Tim Stevens calls his midfielder the “glue of the team.” Tyler Marvin (Princeton, Sr., F): Had a breakout senior year with a team-high 31 goals after not playing as a junior. Drew Pranka (Princeton, Jr., D): A three-year varsity

player, Bird said the junior sweeper is the most talented defensive player the Tigers have had since former BCR Player of the Year, Scott Roseberg. Isaac Reyes (DePue, Sr., D): Played the sweeper and back line of the DePue defense while scoring three goals with an assist. Dylan Schaefer (Princeton, Sr., M/F): The BCR co-Player of the Year scored 25 goals of his own and passed off for 23 assists. Austin Zimmer (DePue, Sr., D): Stopper for the DePue defense which allowed just 15 goals in 16 games. A picture of DePue’s Alberto Martinez was not available.

• No. 2 Harvard (11-0) at No. 6 Rockford (10-1), noon Saturday Lutheran (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday • No. 6 Stevenson (9-2) at No. 2 • No. 2 Rochester (10-1) at No. 8 Barrington (10-1), 6 p.m. Saturday Belleville Althoff (7-4), 4 p.m. Saturday • No. 4 Oswego (9-2) at No. 8 Marist • No. 1 Quincy Notre11/5/2013 Dame (10-1) at 4:24:51 No. 3 (8-3), PROOF TIME PM7 p.m. Saturday Alleman (9-2), 2 p.m. Saturday • No. 3 Neuqua Valley (10-1) at No. 7 FIRST RUN: 12/11/13 CLASS 5A Naperville Central (8-3), 6 p.m. Saturday SIZE: 2X2 • No. 4 Joliet Catholic (10-1) at No. 1 Basketball Montini (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday Junior high boys • No. 6 Lincoln-Way West (10-1) at No. 2 At Walnut Sycamore (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday 7th grade: Stark County 34, BV North 31. • No. 4 Highland (11-0) at No. 1 Sacred BVN (6-2): Shipp 10, N. Johnson 10, Erickson Heart-Griffin (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday • No. 3 Normal U-High (11-0) at No. 2 8. Stark: Porter 17, Browning 17. 8th grade: BV North 35, Stark County Washington (11-0), 2 p.m. Saturday 20. BVN (4-4): Petros 15, Monier 6. Stark: CLASS 6A • No. 13 Prairie Ridge (7-4) at No. 1 Gerber 10. Boylan (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday • No. 6 Lake Forest (9-2) at No. 2 Batavia (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday • No. 2 Lincoln-Way North (10-1) at No. 1 Richards (10-1), 6 p.m. Saturday • No. 6 East St. Louis (8-3) at No. 8 Providence (7-4), 1 p.m. Saturday

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• No. 1 Lake Zurich (10-1) at No. 5 Wheaton North (9-2), 6 p.m. Saturday • No. 3 Glenbard West (10-1) at No. 2 Schaumburg (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday • No. 2 Chicago Mt. Carmel (10-1) at No. 8 Downers Grove North (7-4), 3 p.m. Saturday • No. 3 Lincoln-Way East (9-2) at No. 1 Edwardsville (11-0), 3 p.m. Saturday CLASS 8A

• No. 5 Maine South (9-2) at No. 1 Loyola

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From Page 11 District and All-State recognition. Kamphuis also plays for the NC Challengers 18U travel team during the offseason. On the Crossroads: Students and teachers from Crossroads High School in Tiskilwa recently competed in the Race for the Nations 5K run in Moline. Mauricio Jones placed first and Vanessa Ordonez was second in their age category. Teacher Beth Jones placed third. See their picture on page 11. This race is sponsored by World Relief Moline, a notfor-profit agency providing services to refugees and immigrants in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Trophies for top winners were hand-crafted wooden pieces made by an artist who resettled to the Quad-Cities area from Africa. Hoops hysteria: the Princeton Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament sponsored by the PHS Boosters gets the 2013-14 season underway Monday at Prouty Gym. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at khieronymus@ bcrnews.com

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8th grade A: Princeton Logan 47, Mendota Northbrook 27. Logan (6-0): Nave 13, Schenck 11, Reinhardt 10, Allen 6, Herr 5 Parry 2. MN: Rutledge 7, Ruiz 6, Arteaga 6, Stamberger 6. 8th grade B: Princeton Logan 21, Mendota Northbrook 15. Logan: Pinter 6, Welsh 6, Janssen 4, Hunt 2, Hendrickson 2, Conrath 1. Junior college At Sugar Grove

Women: Waubonsee 70, IVCC 58. IVCC: MacDavitt 15 (10 rebounds), Kistenbeger 13 (6 rebounds), Rhodes 12.


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Sprint Cup Race: Ford EcoBoost 400 Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway When: Sunday, 3 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2012 Winner: Jeff Gordon

Harvick victorious at Phoenix Closes current Sprint Cup chapter on positive note With Jimmie Johnson leaving Phoenix International Raceway with a 28-point lead over Matt Kenseth and needing to finish just 23rd in this week’s season finale at HomesteadMiami Speedway to secure his sixth Sprint Cup title, the post-race interviews at Phoenix were more like reflections on the season than buildup to the finale. Kenseth, who entered Phoenix just seven points out of the lead, struggled to a 23rdplace finish, so his only hopes for winning the title depend on a similar — and unlikely — collapse by Johnson at Homestead. Kenseth’s postrace comments came across like a concession speech, one in which he had nothing but praise for his No. 20 Toyota team, even though he’d just climbed from a car his crew was never able to get up to speed. “I’m obviously disappointed,” he said. “On the other hand, I couldn’t be happier and more proud of my team and, man ... this has been the best year of my racing career, really. “It’s been an awesome season. You’re

going to have days like this and of course we wanted to finish off here the last couple weeks. You can’t really just grab one race. “Some days are going to be great days, fortunately, for us, and others aren’t going to be as great.” His crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, shouldered the blame for the car’s lack of speed, and for confusion on a pit stop that cost them positions on the track. “Looking back on it now, the car just wasn’t responding the way that our typical Joe Gibbs Racing cars do,” he said. “They’re very responsive when you make changes to them. “All in all, I’m not so sure that our teammates didn’t fight something similar. So, I can’t say it’s a bad car. We just didn’t push the right button all weekend.” Over in the winner’s interview, Kevin Harvick and his car owner, Richard Childress — who will be separating after next weekend — seemed very happy to be able to close the current chapters of their lives on a positive note. That’s especially important to them after a dust-up at Martinsville in which

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Kevin Harvick captured the checkered flag for the win in the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix. Harvick was critical of Childress’ grandson Ty Dillon after the two crashed in the Camping World Truck Series race. Harvick even got emotional talking about his relationship with Childress, the only Cup owner he’s had for his entire career. “There’s no better way to go out than to do what we’ve done this year,” said Harvick, who took the lead coming to the white flag as race leader Carl Edwards ran out of fuel.

“Obviously, we went to Martinsville and I said things that I shouldn’t have said and put everybody in a position that was not good, but I think we had conversations about things after that that probably made us closer as people, and I think as we move forward, will probably make us closer as friends. “I think that situation really put into perspective — just made you think about everything that we’ve been able to accomplish and the things that we’ve been

through together. It’s more of a family conversation than it probably was a racing conversation.” Harvick said he and Childress have learned lots of life lessons together, including during the difficult times in 2001 when Dale Earnhardt was killed and Harvick was called on to take over his car. “You always try to take those situations, and you want to make your race team better, but in the end, you want to be a better person, and you try to

take those situations and apply them to what you’re doing and make yourself better,” he said. “I think we’ve been through a lot of the situations. He’s taught me a lot about being a dad.” Childress said he’s proud of what he and Harvick have done, on and off the track. “This is just another chapter in life that we’re all living,” he said. “You’ve got to be tough to hang in there and make it, and we did a lot together. We’ve won a lot. We’ve been through some tough times.”

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Business story ideas? — Contact Bureau County Republican reporter Lyle Ganther at 815-875-4461, ext. 273, or email him at lganther@bcrnews.com.

Suzi McAfoos is the owner of Suzi’s Video Poker and Slots that is slated to open for business Friday at 1669 N. Main St. in Princeton. It will be open seven days a week.

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Suzi’s Video Poker and Slots to open in Princeton By Lyle Ganther lganther@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Suzi’s Video Poker and Slots is set to open Friday at 1669 N. Main St. in a building located next to the Sherwood Antique Mall. Suzi McAfoos is the owner of the business that will have five different machines where people can play video poker or slots. Customers will be able to play multiple games on each machine, both slots and poker, explained McAfoos, who lives in the Quad Cities. “We want to create a different atmosphere

where people who don’t want to go to a riverboat or local bar can gamble,” she added. “We are here for people who don’t like the noise and want to socialize.” Suzi’s will be open seven days a week. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. McAfoos will also be opening another Suzi’s in Ottawa with plans to expand to other markets in the future. “We want people to have a place to go with-

out going to a casino,” she said. “We chose Princeton because it is between Joliet and the Quad Cities.” McAfoos and her husband, Jeff, got the idea to open a place like Suzi’s in Princeton and Ottawa after taking a trip two years ago to West Virginia where many such establishments were available. McAfoos said they thought this kind of business would work in Illinois prior to the state changing its video gaming act, allowing up to five video poker or slot machines in qualified locations around Illinois. The Illinois Gaming

Board regulates the placement of these machines in Illinois, mainly in bars. “We think this is a great location,” she said. “It is high traffic, and this is a nice quiet place.” Free coffee and soda will be available for customers. Beer and wine will also be available. People can relax in a television lounge with a sofa, table and chairs to socialize. The city of Princeton gets 5 percent of the net revenue from the five machines located at Suzi’s, which will employ five to six people. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Property Transfers The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: Oct. 28, 2013 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Julius and Peggy Maes, warranty deed, part of Lot 1 in McIntire’s Addition, Neponset, $23,000. Bank of America to John Johnson, warranty deed, Lot 113 in Elston’s Addition, Princeton, $42,500. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Janelle and Joseph McCarter, warranty deed, part of Lot 78 in Princeton, $61,500. Annette and Bob Williams to Eugene Costin, warranty deed, Lots 2-8 in Block 11 in Neponset, $19,500. Oct. 29, 2013 Eric Ellis to Angelica and Jose Mendez, warranty deed, Lots 14-16 in Block 2 in Keim’s

Ag story ideas? — Contact Bureau County Republican Senior Staff Writer Donna Barker at 815-875-4461, ext. 244, or email her at dbarker@bcrnews.com.

First Subdivision, DePue, $10,000. Aleksander and Lucia Nowak to Debra and Rodney Grunloh, joint tenancy deed, part of Section 23 in Milo Township, $150,000. Oct. 30, 2013 Ronald Glovetski and Patricia Halperin to Andrew Gehm, warranty deed, part of Sections 22 and 27 in Hall Township, $1,296,000. Daniel and Jane Horwedel to Katherine and Michael Pratt, warranty deed, part of Section 29 in Macon Township, $351,000. Richard Zdany to Quinzell and Shannon Affeldt, warranty deed, Lots 198-199 in lake Thunderbird Grove, $137,000. Edward and Marion Rinehart to Melissa and Rodney Brisbin, warranty deed, part of Lot 6 in Downey Subdivision, Princeton, $131,000. Oct. 31, 2013 Tobi Holdings Inc. to ACM-Ljanks Hold-

ings Inc., warranty deed, part of Section 35 in Selby Township, $134,000. Ronald Thompson to Douglas and Susan Dylo, warranty deed, Lot 32 in Elston’s Addition, Princeton, $76,500. Gary and Luann Nass to John and Sarah French, warranty deed, Lot 2 in Block 130 in Greenwood’s Addition, Spring Valley, $40,000. Gary and Luann Nass to John and Sarah French, warranty deed, Lot 4 in Block 44 in Ladd, $30,000. Gary and Luann Nass to John and Sarah French, warranty deed, pat of Lot 156 in Block 104 in O’Beirne’s Second Addition, Spring Valley, $48,000. Margaret and Thomas Stewart to Julie Pagano-Puhr and Timothy Puhr, warranty deed, part of Sections 17 and 20 in Arispie Township, $332,500. Bradley Byers to Christopher Miller, war-

ranty deed, Lot 13 in Block 20 in Sheffield, $2,000. David and Shanna Cruse to Patrick Hirschman, warranty deed, part of Lots 17-19 in Block 6 in West Addition, Princeton, $85,500. Nov. 1, 2013 Matthew Becker, Barbara Meloy and Tyler Meloy to Kenneth Luck, warranty deed, part of Lot 75 in Princeton, $40,000. Tomasita and Eliseo Garcia to Clarissa and Louis Salinas, warranty deed, Lot 58 in Reavley Addition, Wyanet, $78,500. Diane Stangel, Jennifer Virlee and Paul Virlee to David and Jennifer Kutter, warranty deed, Lots 7-8 in Block 6 in Newman’s First Addition, Cherry, $42,000. Ashley and Eric Egan to Lydia and Mark Vanhyfte, warranty deed, part of Lot 81 in Mineral, $45,000.

Gardner Denver of Princeton recently donated two air compressors valued at a total of $13,400 to the Illinois Valley Community College Peter Miller Community Technology Center capital campaign. Pictured with one of the compressors is IVCC Vice President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema (left), Gardner Denver’s John Hill, IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, manufacturing technology instructor Tim Bias, electronics and wind energy instructor Jim Gibson, and Gardner Denver’s Matt Jones, Dave Baima and Logan Ozburn. “The compressors are quiet and low maintenance,” said Corcoran. “We deeply appreciate Gardner Denver’s generosity – these units are a significant enhancement to several of our technical programs.”

Peru Mall helping Toys for Tots PERU — The Peru Mall is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program and Christmas Care to ensure a joyous holiday season for children in need. Tons of toys are needed to help make the holidays happy for local children. Peru Mall is an official drop-off site for Toys for Tots, accepting new, unwrapped toys from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15. Donors can drop off unwrapped gifts in a special donation box located near the Armed Forces Career Center across from the mall management office. The mall is also welcom-

ing Christmas Care and its Giving Tree, designed to help children in the LaSalle/Peru area enjoy a special Christmas. Tags decorating the Giving Tree indicate a child’s age and sex, so that warm-hearted donors can shop for an appropriate gift. Donors can drop off new, unwrapped gifts of clothing and/or toys, from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15 in a special box located between Claire’s and Zale’s near center court. Christmas Care volunteers will ensure delivery of gifts in time for Christmas. For more information, visit www.perumall.com or call (815) 223-7600.

Blue Ribbon Club Calf Sale

Angus Steers and Heifers/ All Breeds of Steers Wednesday, November 27 7:00 p.m. Dan Naughton, Auctioneer (Cell 217-304-6502)

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******* Selling Approximately 30 Head ******* Sponsored by Bureau County Angus Angus calves are eligible for the annual Association Bureau Co. Angus Field Day held in July. ******* For More Information Contact: John DeRycke (815) 948-7891 Sale Day Phones: John 309-944-7557; Vaughn 815-910-7094; Cory 309-945-7359

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Health department releases scores

Heartland Bank staff members Amethyst Towne-Peldonia, LouAnn Birkey and Sara Hudson present a check for the proceeds from Heartland Bank’s Score with Heartland promotion to Princeton High School Principal Andy Berlinski and Assistant Principal Jesse Brandt. Photo contributed

Heartland donates to area schools PRINCETON — Heartland Bank and Trust Co. recently donated more than $4,500 to area schools from touchdowns scored by participating high school football teams. The Score with Heartland Bank program paid $25 for each touchdown made at a varsity home

football game during the regular and playoff season. “We strive to find ways to reach out to our local communities and give back. Through our Score with Heartland Bank program, we are able to financially support local schools and create additional

excitement for each touchdown scored,” stated Julia Yaklich, regional vice president of marketing. Proceeds were presented to St. Bede Academy and Bureau Valley, Hall, LaSalle-Peru, and Princeton high schools and other local schools in their markets.

Careers session planned

OGLESBY — Highdemand, high-pay manufacturing careers will be the focus of a CPT and Advanced Manufacturing Careers Information Session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Illinois Valley Community College’s CTC-124 within the new Peter Miller Community Technology Center. The session will provide an overview of career programs in industrial maintenance, industrial electricity, electronics, wind energy, manufacturing technology, CNC, welding, CAD

and HVAC. Both certificate and degree programs are available and the majority of the programs will be located in the technology center. In addition, the Certified Production Technician program (CPT), an introductory manufacturing certificate for those who want to acquire skills and get a job fast, will be discussed. Thirteen district manufacturers have endorsed the CPT certificate as a desirable credential in their hiring. The certificate, earned in just one semes-

ter, can lead to lifetime employment, said Jennifer Scheri, IVCC business training specialist. Starting wage for an entry-level technician ranges from $11 to $18.78 per hour. Average local wage is $13.70, and most companies offer increases after 90 days as well as healthcare and benefits. The programs begin with the start of the spring semester Jan. 13. For information, contact Scheri at (815) 224-0390, jennifer. scheri@ivcc.edu or visit www.ivcc.edu/cpt.

The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam counties to inspect the operation. Health inspectors use an identical scorecard at each facility, where they check for health code compliance in 45 areas. Each area carries a rating from one to five, with five being the most critical. Inspectors check the entire

Bureau County food service evaluations Mineral Wagon Wheel

95

Neponset Hometown Express

92

Princeton Beck’s 14 91 Chapel Hill Golf Course 91 Colonial Hall Care Center 96 Culver’s 96 Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats 92 Kramer’s Kitchen/Chuckwagon 100 Oriental Gardens 88 Perry Memorial Hospital Cafeteria 100 Pizza Hut 95 Princeton High School Food Service 98 The Spoon 87 Wendy’s 94 A Hundred Acre Orchard and Market 97 Austin Parker 96 Bureau County Jail 93 Cake and Bake Shoppe 97 Crown Lanes Center 92

operations of the facility in 14 different categories, such as food protection, personnel and garbage and refuse disposal. Beginning with a score of 100 points, the health inspector deducts one to five points for every violation. The final total is the facility’s inspection report score. A passing food inspection score is 65 or above. At 65, the Bureau/ Putnam County ordinance allows the health

department to close an establishment, but a score doesn’t have to be that low for the department to close it. It depends on the number of critical and noncritical violations and the type of violations. Certain combinations can create a domino effect for food borne outbreaks. All inspection reports are a matter of public record and can be seen at the Bureau County Health Department in Princeton.

Dairy Queen Jefferson School/District 115 McDonald’s Pilgrim Park Camp & Conference Center St. Louis School Beetz Me Covered Bridge Fudge at Amtrak Station Dollar General Store Econo Lodge Nuts for Donuts Princeton Inn Sullivan’s B.P. Mini-Mart The Library Cafe at Princeton Library

Valley Bar and Grill Simply Fresh

99 95 95 94 96 97 99

Sheffield Chestnut Street Inn Hidden Lake Golf Club Red’s Bar and Grill ZBest Cafe on Main

100 96 89 92

Spring Valley Joey’s Sausage and Deli Lincoln Elementary School Over Yonder Bar and Grill Spring Valley Mini Market

94 94 93 78

93 99 97 97 99 98

94 95

Tiskilwa Indian Hills Golf Course 90 Indian Valley Inn 90 Kelly’s Place 89 Menno Haven Camp & Retreat Center 99 Reagan Middle School/District 115 98 Walnut Express Lane Gas & Food Mart

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Wyanet Main Street BBQ Wyanet Food Pantry

94 95

Putnam County food service evaluations Granville Conehead’s Cafe Dollar General Store

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Hennepin Country Stop 98 Putnam County Elementary School 99 Evaluations conducted Oct. 1 to Oct. 31

LegalNotices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS ) SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, ) N.A., AS TRUSTEE FIRST FRANKLIN ) MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-FF1 ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) GINA WEATHERSPOON, et al ) Defendant ) 12CH 20 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 22, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on December 12, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Lots 5 and 6 in Block 135 in Wainwright’s Addition to the City of Spring Valley, excepting therefrom the underlying coal, fireclay and other minerals, together with the right to dig, mine and remove the same without entering upon the surface thereof, all lying and being situated in the County of Bureau, in the State of Illinois. Commonly known as 121 WEST 7TH STREET, Spring Valley, IL 61362 Property Index No. 18-34-230-002. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $72,492.34. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes,

special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: BURKE COSTANZA & CARBERRY LLP, 9191 BROADWAY, Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 769-1313 FAX #: 219-769-6806. Please refer to file number 14374.7482. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. BURKE COSTANZA & CARBERRY LLP 9191 BROADWAY Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 769-1313 Attorney File No. 14374.7482 Case Number: 12 CH 20 TJSC#: 33-19988 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

I571215 Published in the Bureau County Republican Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) MATTHEW ALLARD, et al ) Defendant ) 13 CH 00035 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on December 2, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOTS 13 AND 14 IN ROBERT E. BIRD HAVEN SUBDIVISION TO THE CITY OF PRINCETON, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPT THE NORTH 21 1/2 FEET OF LOT 14. THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID EXCEPTED TRACT BEING PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14; ALL LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OR PRINCETON, COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1045 PHYLLIS AVENUE, PRINCETON, IL 61356 Property Index No. 16-08-401-005. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes,

special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-09022. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-13-09022 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 13 CH 00035 TJSC#: 33-15296 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I569850 Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and 14, 2013. Visit us at www.bcrnews.com


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

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5-day Planner Today

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Celebrate Sheffield Sheffield will host its third annual Celebrate Sheffield holiday event on Saturday. A variety of great deals, plenty of refreshments, special luncheon meals, an opportunity to win great prizes and a plethora of holiday spirit will be the elements of this good, old-fashioned holiday celebration. The public is invited. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., event-goers can enjoy a variety of village-wide open houses, the chance to win $500 in Sheffield Bucks to be used at Sheffield businesses, horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday sales specials and a gift basket walk. Other events will include a Sheffield Public Library event, where there will be a children’s book reading time, refreshments and a book signing by Sheffield resident/ Bureau County Republican and Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon on her new book, “Grandma’s Cookie Jar.” The Sheffield Pride Arts Center will host free movie matinees with free popcorn; there will be activities at many of the churches; and the Sheffield Historical Society and historic Danish church will be open for tours. More information about the event can be found at local businesses or on the Celebrate Sheffield and the village of Sheffield Facebook pages. BCR file photo

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The Difference is the Care If you or someone you love has need for advanced nursing or rehabilitative care, you may be uncertain as to where to turn for the most appropriate support.

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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar Nov. 18 Cherry School Board, 6:30 p.m., school meeting room LaMoille School Board, 7:30 p.m., high school office Princeton City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers Princeton Park District Board 4:30 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center Sheffield Village Board, 7 p.m., Sheffield Community Center Walnut Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall

Nov. 19 Bradford School Board, 7 p.m., junior high computer lab Ladd School Board, 7 p.m., library Ohio Grade School, 7 p.m., library

Nov. 20 DePue School Board, 6 p.m., library Hall School Board, 6 p.m., library Neponset Village Board, 7 p.m., community building Spring Valley Elementary Board, 7 p.m., John F. Kennedy School Library

Nov. 21 IVCC Board, 6:30 p.m. Room C307 Malden School Board, 7 p.m., library

Auction Calendar Nov. 14 – Linda A. Griggs, Lois M. Arnold, Ronald E. Arnold and Steve Arnold, farmland, 10 a.m., auction held at Buda Community Building, Buda, Johnson Auction Service, auctioneers. Nov. 16 & 17 – Two-day Holiday Estate Auction, vehicles, firearms, ammo, framed gun ads, knives, coins, sports memorabilia, antique furniture, lamps, antiques, glassware, china and collectibles, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Center), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. Nov. 22 – Mary Norton Davidson trust, farmland, 10 a.m., auction held at Neponset Community Building, West Commercial Street, Neponset, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Nov. 23 – Nellie House estate, real estate, 10 a.m., 9 N. Euclid Ave., Princeton, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Nov. 23 – Robert H. Petersen estate, real estate, 10 a.m., 420 N. Main St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. Nov. 25 – Frederick Cluskey, farmland, 10 a.m., auction held at Saratoga Township Building, 28 Main St., Camp Grove, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Dec. 5 – David Swanson, Jay Swanson and Jay Russell, farmland, 10 a.m., auction held at 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Dec. 12 – Triple S Farm, farmland, 1 p.m., auction held at Moose Lodge, Princeton, Gorsuch-Hensley Real Estate and Auction Inc., auctioneers.

Seeking Sources With the holidays approaching, we know the wonderful cooks and bakers in Bureau County will be getting out their recipe boxes to start making menus for their upcoming festivities. We’re hoping you’ll share some of your recipes with our readers. Recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at judyd2313@frontier.com. You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356.

What Bureau County United Way dollars go for … Gateway Services Empowering people — creating community is the mission all employees adhere to at Gateway Services. We strive to keep the individuals served as independent as possible, integrate them in the community, and make the individuals feel as if they are able to accomplish anything they set their mind to. In August, the annual Gateway Cafe fundraiser was held. The Gateway Cafe is a themed concert performed by local talent. This year, one of the cast member’s was Gateway’s own, Brenda Zehr. Brenda recently started receiving services from Gateway this year. She came to us from Ottawa. It was not long until her talent of singing was discovered. When the Gateway Cafe was starting to be planned, Brenda was asked if she would like to participate. She went to all of the practices and got there by one of the other cast members who also took her shopping for her performance clothes. Brenda sang with the cast and also had a solo performance during the Gateway Cafe. Before her solo performance, she thanked the audience for being there, and she told them she appreciated them for

supporting Gateway because she receives services; supporting Gateway means supporting her and the rest of her peers. Because of Brenda’s performance, Gateway had additional funds come to us from audience members. Some people that went to Saturday’s show went to the show on Sunday, just to hear her sing again. Getting Brenda involved in activities like the Gateway Cafe exemplifies Gateway’s mission. She continues to grow in other avenues such as job development, and she expressed interest in staying involved in the fundraising efforts at Gateway. Brenda has become not only an advocate for herself, but also her peers and we know will continue to thrive in our community. Call the Bureau County United Way at 815-8720821 for information on how you can lend a helping hand to those in need in Bureau County. Goal Pledged $120,000.00 $29,284.40

The top leadership organization for girls More than 21,000 girls in Central Illinois are members of the Girl Scouts SPRINGFIELD — Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) is still accepting 2013 registrations for girls ages 5-17 who would like to become part of a troop. Today in central Illinois, more than 21,000 girls participate in troops and Girl Scouting activities in their communities, and according to Girl Scout records, that number continues to grow throughout the area. Girl Scouts is widely recognized as the top leadership organization for girls in the world. Today’s Girl Scout Leadership Experience, although embedded in the tradition of cookies and camping, offers girls more than ever before. Girl Scouting provides more opportunities than any other organization to help girls and young women develop their leadership potential and build practical life skills. “Girl Scouts has evolved to meet the needs of today’s girls,” said Jamie Stout, director of membership and volunteerism. “We help build girls of courage, confidence and character by providing the tools and support to young girls that feeds their drive to succeed in all aspects of life. “And we empower and encourage them to become good stewards to the environment and their communities,” she added.

“There is no other organization like it in the world.” One core concentration in the organization today is exposing girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a way that inspires a future career path. When today’s girls graduate from college, the United States will need three million more scientists and engineers, yet women account for fewer than 20 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in engineering, computer science and physics. Research shows that by middle school, girls begin to shy away from STEM, but when they are able to explore STEM fields and careers in a girl-only environment with female role models, this enhances their skills, confidence, ambition, drive and learning. Girl Scouts also boasts the top financial literacy program in the nation for girls — and it starts with cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program has grown into a leading business and economic literacy program that is run by and for girls. The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: • Goal setting. • Decision making.

• Money management. • People skills. • Business ethics. The financial literacy skills taught through Girl Scouts have proven to be a key factor in shaping financial and personal success for alumnae. A recent impact study about the value of Girl Scouting reveals that Girl Scout alumnae have a higher income/socioeconomic status, a greater level of civic engagement, and are overall more successful than their non-Girl Scout peers (published by the Girl Scout Research Institute, 2012). More than 50 million American women are alumnae of Girl Scouting: • Nearly 70 percent of the women in the U.S. Congress today are former Girl Scouts; • 64 percent of the women listed in Who’s Who of American Women are Girl Scout alumnae; •53 percent of all women business owners are Girl Scout alumnae. Would you, your daughter or other female friends/relatives/ neighbors like to become more familiar and get involved in the Girls Scouting program? There are plenty of opportunities for girls of all ages. Leaders, mentors and other people are always needed to help or volunteer. For more information, visit the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois website at www.GetYourGirlPower.org.

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All about you Anniversaries 50th Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hochstatter of Sterling, Nov. 17.

Birthdays Nov. 14 • Carol Robinson • Bernard Russelburg • Mike Menerey • Tina O’Brien • Chip Huckins Nov. 15 • Mary Ann Bates • Kathy Stephens • Christy Gibson • Ginny DeWalele Nov. 16 • Jessica Gray • Tammy Harris • Joanne Pfaff • Jennifer Hoffman Nov. 17 • Pam Jiricka

• Roy Pollack • Shirley AnthonyThiele • Scott Balensiefen Nov. 18 • Amanda Carew • Gina Guerrini • Samantha Divine • Lisa Tondreau • Eloise Stabler • Leslie Johnson • Ray Carrington • Judy Thompson Nov. 19 • Dorothy Meyer • Eloise Stabler Nov. 20 • Betty Tonarelli

Births Bray — Bruce Bray and Maria G. Sanchez of Ladd, daughter, Nov. 1. Dall — Steven and Sheri (Nelson) Dall of Princeton, son, Nov. 2. Saepharn — Seng and Sarah (Pellens) Saepharn of DePue, daughter, Oct. 30. Sands — Jeremy and Shari (Sobin) Sands of Spring Valley, son and daughter, Nov. 3.

Death Notices Bivins — Paul “Gene” Bivins, 82, of Wyanet, Nov. 8. Borsch — Julie Borsch, 45, of Princeton, Oct. 11. Broderick — Irene S. Broderick, 92, of Princeton, formerly of Dixon, Nov. 5. Foster — Kenneth K. Foster, 86, of Buda, Nov. 9. Gengler — Wilfred “Willie” Joseph Gengler, 64, of Princeton, Nov. 8. Lyle — Rosella J. Lyle, 90, of Princeton, Nov. 11. Magnuson — Shirley Magnuson, 92, of Princeton, Nov. 8. Nye — Marilyn J. Nye, 82, of Tiskilwa Nov. 5 Polson — Mervin E. Polson, 85, of Princeton, Nov. 8. Pretzsch — Betty Jo Pretzsch, 86, of Princeton, Nov. 10. Wilson — Cecil Burdette Wilson, 95, of Princeton, Nov. 10.

Dress donations being accepted PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church of Princeton is accepting donations of new and gently used prom, pageant, bridesmaid and evening dresses as well as accessories including jewelry, purses, and shoes for the second annual PROMise Sale on March 1, 2014. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for girls to find the prom dress of their dreams at a very affordable price. Proceeds from this charitable event will be given to Living Works Suicide Prevention Walk and FUMC youth programs. Dress donations can be dropped off at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton located at 316 S. Church St. For more information, call 815-872-2821.

Calendar Bottle and a Brush PRINCETON — The Princeton Arts Academy will host a bottle and brush event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the downtown banquet centre at Fitzgeralds. Participants will paint with local artists while enjoying wine from Fitzgeralds. To register, visit www.princetonartsacademy. com.

Train trip meeting PRINCETON — The Farm Bureau has announced its upcoming nineday, eight-night tour of Colorado’s Historical Trains. The trip will take place Sept. 5-13, 2014. The trip includes five scenic rail excursions. An informational meeting has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Bureau County Farm Bureau. A Lindstrom Travel director will be on hand to explain the itinerary and to answer questions. For more information, contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-8756468.

Veterans dinner PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Family Center will host a veterans dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid Ave. The ham dinner will also include potatoes, vegetable and salad. The meal will be free for veterans and $6 for each guest. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Generics.

Bluegrass jam PRINCETON — A bluegrass, gospel and country music jam will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the First Lutheran Church at 116 N. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Jams will continue the third Friday of each month. Players and listeners are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks available. For more information, call 815-875-2057.

Holiday crafter, vendor show DIXON — From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 there will be a holiday crafter and vendor show in the Manor House at Reynoldswood, 621 Reynoldswood Road, Dixon. There will be a variety of items available for sale, including: salvaged wood signs,

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Dueling Pianos SPRING VALLEY — Project Success presents Dueling Pianos “Cool2duel” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Eagles. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. To order tickets, call 815-663-085.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group will host its semiannual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Legion post, 1549 W. Peru St. in Princeton. The men will serve pancakes, sausages, eggs, applesauce, juice, milk, cold cereal and coffee. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 4-12. This is a major fundraiser for the group.

Feather bingo night DALZELL — Dalzell Grade School will hold its fall fundraiser, a feather bingo night, Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Dalzell Fire Station. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $1 for grade school students and $2 for high school students and adults. Cards are $2 each or three for $5. Prizes include frozen turkeys and chickens. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 and raffles. The fundraiser is open to all ages. Sandwiches and desserts will be on sale.

Princeton Elks Hoop Shoot PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks Lodge is hosting its annual Hoop Shoot at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Logan Junior High School. This event is open to boys and girls at least 8 years old and no older than 13 years of age on April 1, 2014. Participants will be able to take five warm-up shots before the 25 shot competition. Winners will advance to the district level to be held at Princeton High School on Jan. 19. Winners from the district meet will advance to the state meet in Springfield. These winner progress to the area meet and finally advance to the Grand Lodge competition in Massachusetts in the spring. For more information, contact the Princeton Elks Lodge at 815875-2185.

Burger Bonanza ARLINGTON — The Arlington Burger Bonanza will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at JT’s Bar and Grill in Cherry. The menu will include a choice of black angus burger or grilled breast sandwich with a choose of 20 toppings from the burger bar, french fries and soda. The cost is $8. All proceeds and tips will support the Arlington park shelter project.

Bottle and a Brush PRINCETON — The Princeton Arts Academy will host a bottle and brush event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the downtown banquet centre at Fitzgeralds. Participants will paint with local artists while enjoying wine from Fitzgeralds. To register, visit www. princetonartsacademy.com.

Christkindl Markt PRINCETON — A Christkindl Markt, a German Christmas market, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St. (behind the Apollo Theater). This event is being held as part of the Princeton Main Street Christmas Walk. The event will feature handcrafted gifts, international cookie bazaar, Advent calendars, fair trade coffees and chocolates. A traditional German lunch will be available. There will also be a free children’s activity — making gingerbread houses. Admission is free. For more information, call 815-8725150.

Thank you Dr. Gary EckbErG would like to thank his patients, staff, and the community of Wyanet for their many kindnesses and loyalty for the last 45 years as he retires from the Smile Shop.

Please call (815) 699-2335 prior to December 5, 2013, if you wish to have a copy of your dental records.


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Food court Here’s some potato recipes to go with your holiday dinners for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Rather than the usual mashed potatoes, why not try something different to share with your family and friends.

Russian Potatoes 6 cups chopped sweet onions 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup butter cubed, divided 1 tablespoon sugar 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed 4 14 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth or 8 cups water plus 8 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules 3 cups sour cream, divided 1 cup heavy whipping cream 4 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon dill weed In a large skillet, sauté onions in oil and 1/3 cup butter until softened. Stir in sugar. Reduce heat to medium low, cook, stirring occasionally for 40 minutes or until deep golden brown. Meanwhile place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes, transfer to a large bowl. Add 1 cup sour cream and the cream, eggs, dill and remaining butter. Beat until mashed. Spread half of potatoes into a greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Layer with onions and remaining potatoes. Gently spread remaining sour cream over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serves 12.

Twice Baked Potato Casserole 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 6 medium), baked 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 3 cups (24 ounces) sour cream

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 2 green onions, sliced Cut baked potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Place half in a greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the salt, pepper and bacon. Top with half of the sour cream and cheeses. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Sprinkle with onions. Serves 6 to 8.

Scalloped Russet and Sweet Potatoes 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon butter, softened 1 large onion, peeled 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 2 cups milk 1/2 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 5 medium russet potatoes 1 medium sweet potato Fresh whole nutmeg Preheat oven to 350°. Aggressively rub inside of 2 1/2- to 3-quart dish with garlic clove. Coat with the 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. With a mandolin or very sharp knife, slice onion about 1/16-inch thick. In skillet over low heat, cook onion in olive oil until tender, sprinkling well with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and stir in thyme leaves; set aside. In small sauce pan, heat milk and cream just until simmering. In medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour until combined. Remove from heat and whisk in hot milk and cream, a little at a time, until incorporated. Return to heat, bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Peel all potatoes. With a mandolin or very sharp knife slice potatoes about 1/16-inch thick. Layer one third of russet and sweet potato slices in prepared dish. Season with salt,

ground pepper, and two or three light gratings of nutmeg. Scatter about one third of onions on potatoes. Spoon a third of cream mixture on potatoes. Create two more layers with remaining potatoes, onions, seasonings and cream mixture. Finishing with cream mixture on top. Cream may not totally cover top. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425°. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until bubbly, golden crusty brown and potatoes are tender when pierced with a wooden pick. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes. Serves 8.

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sugar 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 eggs, separated 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon grated orange zest Whipped cream and chopped pecans On lightly floured surface, roll out crust, roll out dough to fit 9-inch pie pan. Fit into pan, trim and flute edge. Refrigerate. Preheat oven to 425°. In large pot, combine potatoes with waiter to barely cover. Cover pot loosely; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cook 15 to 20 minutes or until just tender; drain. Transfer to large bowl; cool slightly. Mash potatoes. Add brown sugar, butter, granulated sugar, cinnamon salt, ginger and nutmeg. Mash until blended. In separate bowl, whisk egg yolks. With spoon beat into potatoes with cream, juice and zest until blended. In another bowl beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into potato mixture (do not over mix). Scrape into pie shell. Smooth top. Bake 12 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely on rack. Garnish with whipped cream and pecans.

1 28-ounce package frozen potatoes O’Brien with peppers and onions, thawed 1 10.75-ounce can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup Daisy brand sour cream 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded 1 cup Muenster cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons dry Panko breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons melted butter Heat oven to 350°. Spray a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except the breadcrumbs and butter, until well mixed. Spoon the mixture into the casserole dish. Mix the breadcrumbs and butter, sprinkle over the potatoes. Bake the casserole for 50 to 60 minutes or until bubbly and potatoes are tender. Tip: Try baking in individual serving dishes 3 pounds medium red potatoes, quartered for a festive twist. Reduce 2 3-ounce packages cream baking time to 40 minutes. cheese, cubed 1/2 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup half and half cream 1 medium green pepper, Pie dough for 9-inch single pie crust 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks 1 cup packed dark brown

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chopped 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 2-ounce jar sliced pimentos, drained 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided Place potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes. Add the cream cheese, butter and cream, beat until blended. Stir in the green pepper, onions, pimientos, salt and pepper. Stir in 1/3 cup cheddar cheese and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Transfer to a greased 11-by-7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Serves 8.

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole 4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup milk 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows Preheat oven to 400°. Bake sweet potatoes for 1 hour or until tender; let stand until cool to touch (about 20 minutes). Peel

and mash sweet potatoes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Beat mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar and next five ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11-by-7-inch baking dish. Combine cornflakes cereal and next three ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle over casserole in diagonal rows, two rows apart. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows in alternate rows between cornflake mixture, bake 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. This is a recipe that was run on Dec. 15, 2011. I had a reader who was looking for this and had misplaced it, so will run it again for her.

Scalloped Oysters 8 crackers, broken 1 cup milk 8 or 10 oysters (cut up small) Pepper and salt 2 eggs, slightly beaten Put crackers in milk, add oysters and beaten eggs. Bake at 350°. Grate cheese on top for a nice touch. I hope this is the recipe you were looking for. Sorry it took me so long to find it; I had to go back in my books quite a ways. If you have any recipes you would like to share with our other readers, I would love to hear from you. Send them to my email at judyd2313@frontier.com or drop a line to me at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. Happy Cooking!


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Library Corner PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Nov. 14, a Talk About will take place at 6:30 p.m. and feature a program on auto-immune and supporting pain relief through essential oils with Linette Bolin. Also Thursday, the Wizards Wonder Faire (Harry Potter 2014) planning meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. All individuals, organizations and vendors interested in participating are welcome to attend. Contact Ron McCutchan at 815875-1331 or email at mccutchan@princetonpl.org. Saturday, Nov. 16, “Are you Smarter than a Librarian?” Trivia Night will take place at the Bureau County Metro Center. The fundraiser will support Princeton Public Library special programs. Doors open at 5 p.m. Trivia begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $12 per person or $96 per table. Cash bar with free popcorn and pretzels (other snacks OK to BYO). To register, call Julie Wayland at 815-875-1331 or email jwayland@princetonpl. org. Monday, Nov. 18, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and features backwoodsman Adam, who goes to town to get a wife in 1850. He convinces Milly to marry him, and they return to his home only to discover he has six brothers. Milly sets out to reform these uncouth siblings who are anxious to find wives of their own. Tuesday, Nov. 19, the preschool story hour and craft begins at 10:30 a.m. and features hungry caterpillars. Also Tuesday, Deborrah Wyndham performs “Ragtime Women” piano at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20,

Junior High Book Club meets at 3:30 p.m. for a murder mystery. Also Wednesday, The PPL Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. SHEFFIELD — On Nov. 16, the Sheffield Public Library will host “Holiday Reading at the Library” during Sheffield’s third annual holiday celebration, Celebrate Sheffield. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with activities for children and adults. Refreshments will be served, a book sale will be held and librarian Sue Lanxon will be reading holiday books for the children from 10 a.m. to noon. Popcorn will be served to children. The library’s featured attraction will be a book signing by Bureau County Republican/ Illinois Valley Living Magazine Editor Terri Simon. Simon recently wrote her first book titled, “Grandma’s Cookie Jar: Musings and Memories.” Simon will provide copies of her book and be signing books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library has also prepared a holiday reading book basket featuring new holiday books for a variety of ages for the silent action held as part of the Celebrate Sheffield event. All proceeds from the basket will contribute to the purchase of playground equipment for Veteran’s Park. SPRING VALLEY — Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library, is offering a Rules of the Road review course

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‘Experimenting with Babies,’ ‘10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything’ and ‘1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off’ So whaddaya know? Probably quite a bit, when it comes right down to it. You know where you are, what’s in front of you, and how to read these words, for starters. You know what it’s like outside, what you had for breakfast, and what you did last night. But do you know Terri about Jimmy Schlichenmeyer Carter’s gaffe, or Desi Arnaz’s huge nearmistake, or how a baby will react to a spinning toy? These are things you’ll learn when you’ve got three new trivia books in front of you. First of all, if there’s a wee one in your family this year or if someone with an infant is visiting, you’ll want to read “Experimenting with Babies” by Shaun Gallagher. Though the title may seem tongue-in-cheek, this book offers up 50 (very safe) activities you can do with a very young child, all of which will teach you a little bit of science, a little bit of physiology and a lot about how babies develop. You’ll see how motor skills begin, how preferences emerge, what babies know, what researchers are just starting to understand, and how it all relates to the health of a baby.

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Sports Senior Spotlight Ryan Grieff Name: Ryan Grieff. Nickname: Vern. School: Princeton High School. Date/place of birth:  Feb. 20, 1996/ Princeton. Hometown: Princeton. Family: Dad — Greg; mom — Lisa; brothers — Eric and Kyle, and sister — Sara. Sports: Football Favorite sport and why: Football, Friday Night Lights and fans. Likes: Hunting, Ford and food. Dislikes: Slow drivers and homework. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My dad and coaches because they always push me to do my best. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My parents and grandparents. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: Phone. The CD in my player at home/car is: A mix. People would be surprised to know: I show animals at the fair. I stay home to watch: Hunting shows. When I need luck for a big game, I: listen to music The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Brandon Boettcher, we have a saying. What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Hopefully nothing bad. Most embarrassing moment: Rocket screen against Kewanee that I completely missed. Most unforgettable moment: The catch against Morrison. Ultimate sports fantasy: To catch the winning touchdown pass. What I would like to do in life: Become a welder and farm. Three words that best describe myself: Tall, energetic and happy.

Ryan Grieff’s ultimate sports fantasy would be “to catch the winning touchdown pass.” He had a memorable circus catch against Morrison in the 2013 season opener. BCR photo/Mike Vaughn

The BCR is putting together a special section, titled, “A Homemade Holiday,” where we are asking you to submit your favorite holiday recipe.

Journal Scoreboard CLASS 2A IHSA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Second-round results

• No. 5 Newman 35, No. 1 Eastland-Pearl City 12 • No. 7 Momence 21 at No. 6 Hall 13 • No. 5 Mercer County 26, No. 1 Rockridge 20, 2OT • No. 2 Farmington 22, No. 3 ElmwoodBrimfield 12 • No. 1 Cerro Gordo 37, No. 5 Athens 13 • No. 2 Auburn 49, No. 3 Carlinville 19

• No. 8 Staunton 19, No. 4 Carlyle 14 • No. 3 Gillespie 28, No. 7 Carmi-White County 12 Quarterfinal pairings

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Without using any abbreviations (spell out all words like tablespoon, ounces, etc.), you can get your recipe to us by email at news@bcrnews.com; use our online form at www.bcrnews.com/ forms/recipe; mail it to the BCR at P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356; or drop it off at our office at 800 Ace Road, Princeton. Make sure the directions to the recipe are complete and easy to understand. Include your first and last name, your hometown, your email and your telephone number. (Your telephone number and email will not be published.) If you want to be included in the BCR’s $100 random drawing for a holiday baking basket, we must receive your recipe by 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The absolute last date to submit a recipe is 5 p.m. Nov. 27. Recipes will be published in a keepsake edition on Dec. 14 in the Bureau County Republcan. Tell your friends.Ask them to participate too.We can’t wait to see your favorite homemade holiday recipe. If you have any questions, contact Rita Roberts at 815-875-4461, ext. 227.

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General Terms and Policies The Bureau County Republican reserves the right to classify correctly, edit, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time in accordance with its policy. All ads must be checked for errors by the advertiser, on the first day of publication. We will be responsible for the first incorrect insertion, and its liabilities shall be limited to the price on one insertion. LINE AD DEADLINES: • Tuesday, BCR deadline Monday 9 am • Thursday, BCR and BCR Journal deadline Tuesday, 12 pm • Saturday, BCR deadline Friday, 9 am We Accept 815-875-4461

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- 200 Employment 228 • Help Wanted COOKS & DRIVERS needed. Weekends & nights a must. Serious Inquiries Only. Apply in person: Pizza Cellar, 402 South Main, Princeton. No Phone Calls!! *INTERESTED PARTY, in Greencroft Subdivision, wishes to hire woman for light housekeeping. Call 309-238-8373, between 6pm-8pm FULL-TIME ASSISTANT MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR POSITION This job requires afternoon through evening position assisting in equipment maintenance and custodial activities. Some weekends worked as needed also. Experience with pool equipment, exercise equipment, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems preferred. High school diploma required with past work references. Interested person needs to be self motivated and enjoy working with people. Good benefit package. Send resume to: Bureau County Metro Center, Attn: M. Anderson, 837 Park Avenue West, Princeton, IL 61356. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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228 • Help Wanted

HIGHWAY MECHANIC FULL-TIME PERMANENT HIGHWAY MECHANIC POSITION TO BE FILLED: The Bureau County Highway Department is seeking applications for a fulltime permanent Highway Mechanic. Applicants must have experience in maintenance and repairs of vehicles and equipment, specifically surrounding these issues: diesel mechanics, hydraulics, and electrical components for tandem dump trucks and heavy equipment such as backhoes, motor graders, excavators and bulldozers. Applicants must also have CDL Drivers license with a Class A CDL being preferred. The mechanic will also be expected to perform other duties from time to time, involving maintenance work on County highways as well as plowing snow. Hours are typically 40 per week with overtime as required. Applications will be accepted until November 22, 2013 and can be obtained at the Bureau County Highway Department, 595 Elm Place, Princeton IL

Part-time Evening COOK needed. Now Taking Applications. Apply in person @ Garden Room Grill, 809 North Main, Princeton

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MATERIAL HANDLERS Warehouse positions available. Full-time, starting at $12 per hour plus shift premiums for 2nd and 3rd shift. All positions include Sunday. Incentive pay for your hard work. Full benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and much more. Apply 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, at: Ace Hardware, 2123 North Euclid Avenue, Princeton, IL. EOE Part-time help wanted at Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. Must love cats & dogs. Apply in person: Tuesday-Thursday, 1pm4pm; Friday, 1pm-3pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm. SEASONAL HELP NEEDED!!!! Peru/Princeton/Ottawa General Labor Clerical Warehouse 1st/2nd shifts Apply online at: www.trnstaffing.com

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

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Mickey Mouse 11-1/2” clock and full sized telephone for in-home use. $10 each. 815-538-2282

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

Pair of adjustable length portable wheel chair ramps $125; used 10" Ryobi Bench top cutting system $125. 815-915-5279

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

Red Wing men's steel toe boots 9.5, never worn $50; Antique oak rocker with tapestry fabric, $100. Call 815-376-6041 Vintage Alcazar 4 burner stove, needs cleaning $125; Tell City end table & coffee table $250 best offer. 815-663-8210

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View Listing & Photos on website: www.tumblesonauction.com REAL ESTATE 4 Bedroom Steel Sided Home w/ Full Basement, Walk Up Attic, Front & Rear Porches & Two Car Unattached Garage (Approx. SF1706). Home has 4 Bedrooms, Built in Hutch, Walk in Pantry, Natural Woodwork, Pocket Doors, Hardwood Floors, Large Foyer with Open Staircase LEGAL DESCRIPTION PRINCETON - NORTH ADD. L3 & 15 S SI L2 BLK 7 LOT SIZE 55 x 130 TERMS OF REAL ESTATE 10% Down the Day of the Sale and the Balance due on or Before 30 Days when Merchantable Title will be furnished. Taxes to be prorated at Closing & Possession at Closing. All Announcements made Day of Sale will Take Precedence over all Previous Printed Matter. Seller Reserves the Right to Reject or Accept any or all Bids. This Sale is Not Contingent on Financing. All Financing Needs to be PreApproved for Closing on or before 30 Days after Day of Sale. Anyone Interested in Viewing Real Estate Please Contact Tom or Mary Tumbleson 815-872-1852.

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E-mail items for sale to: classified@bcrnews.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) MATTHEW ALLARD, et al ) Defendant ) 13 CH 00035 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on December 2, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1045 PHYLLIS AVENUE, PRINCETON, IL 61356 Property Index No. 16-08-401-005. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-09022. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-13-09022 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 13 CH 00035 TJSC#: 33-15296 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I569850 Published in the Bureau County Republican Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and 14, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS ) SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,) N.A., AS TRUSTEE FIRST FRANKLIN ) MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-FF1 ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) GINA WEATHERSPOON, et al ) Defendant ) 12CH 20 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 22, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on December 12, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 121 WEST 7TH STREET, Spring Valley, IL 61362 Property Index No. 18-34-230-002. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $72,492.34. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: BURKE COSTANZA & CARBERRY LLP, 9191 BROADWAY, Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 7691313 FAX #: 219-769-6806. Please refer to file number 14374.7482. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. BURKE COSTANZA & CARBERRY LLP 9191 BROADWAY Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 769-1313 Attorney File No. 14374.7482 Case Number: 12 CH 20 TJSC#: 33-19988 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I571215 Published in the Bureau County Repubican Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 2013.

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