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Help headed to Washington Bureau County opens its heart, wallets By BCR Staff news@bcrnews.com

About 60 miles northwest of the tornado-struck Washington area, Bureau County residents, businesses, schools, churches and groups are organizing collection drives to gather needed items for the storm victims. An estimated 1,000 homes were damaged, and many were destroyed during Sunday’s

storm, which recorded several tornado touchdowns and winds reaching into the 190 miles per hour range. Clean-up efforts have begun as residents were allowed back into their neighborhoods on Tuesday to begin searching through the debris to see if they could find anything salvageable from their homes. On Sunday, Lindsay Ponsetti of Simply Fresh in Spring Valley put a request on her store’s Facebook page for collections of clothing and other items for the victims of Sunday’s tornado in Washington. “My friends and customers have brought in items like

toiletries and clothing,” she said. “I have some family and friends who live there. None of them lost their homes, but it is a devastating situation.” Ponsetti intends to take the items she has collected and transport them to Washington, to take to the three designated drop-off points in the town. “I thought it was a good idea to get donations together,” she added, indicating she has collected about three boxes full of items and 5-10 garbage bags full of clothes. Ponsetti said she will accept

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Cody Masters of Kramer’s Kitchen assists Kirsten Burgh of Ottawa to load donated supplies into the back of the Kramer’s Kitchen catering van for the victims of the Washington tornado disaster. Employees of Kramer’s spent Tuesday collecting whatever type of donations people were willing to drop off for the families in Washington. The van was making a trip to Washington on Wednesday morning and has plans to make a second trip to Pekin on Friday.

A vision for DePue NCICG hosts public comprehensive planning meeting By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

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Members of the St. Thomas More parish in Dalzell gathered Wednesday morning to prepare tortellini for the church’s ongoing fundraiser, which is geared to raise funds to help keep the church open past July 2014. The church is expected to close and merge with Holy Trinity parish in Cherry. Pictured (left to right) JoAnne Young, Judy Szymovicz and Linda Micheli, all of Dalzell.

Saving St. Thomas More Church hosts tortellini fundraiser By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

DALZELL — Members of St. Thomas More parish in Dalzell are

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hard at work with another tortellini fundraiser to help finance a way for the church to remain open past July 2014. While the church is on the verge of being closed and merged with Holy Trinity parish in Cherry, it was given a chance to stay open. As previously reported in

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the Bureau County Republican, the Rev. Patrick Fixsen said if the Catholic parish doubled its weekly collection and found a way to fill its pews during Mass, it might have a chance. Since then, members of the

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DEPUE — Ten DePue residents, along with Mayor Eric Bryant, gathered Monday evening at the VFW with representatives from North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) to discuss community goals and aspirations for future development throughout the village. DePue received a grant in 2008 from Hurricane Ike relief funds. The grant is currently funding a comprehensive plan for the village. At Monday’s planning session, residents broke into small groups with large maps of the village. Stickers were given out to represent improvements for things like streets and curbs, commercial business, manufacturing and senior housing. Residents placed stickers upon the maps in places where they believed the village needs certain improvements. After small group discussions, residents gathered at each map to discuss their proposals for land use, community issues, natural resource preservation and economic development. While each group dis-

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played similar aspirations, many focused on the idea of turning the former zinc plant property into a manufacturing area once the Superfund site was cleaned-up. Other plans discussed included bike paths running through the village, bringing in bed and breakfasts around the lake front, cleaning up the downtown and filling storefronts with businesses and the possibility of moving the school to a higher location, where it would avoid the rising floodplain. There was also discussion on making improvements to the lake once the Superfund site was cleared. Discussion of bringing in a marina and boat slips was discussed, as well as the pros and cons of building a permanent dam where DePue Lake and the Illinois River meet. Street improvements throughout the village were highlighted. All residents agreed sidewalks need to be built along East Street, and curbing improvements are in dire need along the Lake Park. One resident pointed out the need to improve Marquette Street that runs by

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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. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsimon@bcrnews.com. Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. •••

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DEPUE — DePue High School students gathered at the intersection of Marquette and Depot streets, near the Selby Township Library, Friday afternoon to cheer on Georgia native Josh Seehorn, who is hiking and running coast to coast across the United States. Seehorn started his 4,800-mile trek along the American Discovery Tail in Point Reyes, Calif., and is headed to Cape Henlopen, Del. On Friday, he had about 1,500 miles to travel before the end of his journey. He averages about 20 to 25 miles per day. Seehorn is running for a cause. He has partnered with the North American Envirothon, which is North American’s largest high school resource education competition. Seehorn’s goal is to raise awareness and funds for the competition. Seehorn is a former competitor at the regional, state and

Tortellini From Page 1 church have been striving to put together fundraisers such as spaghetti dinners, an Italian Fest and the popular tortellini fundraiser to raise money for its

North American levels of Envirothon. He now serves as the coordinator for the 2014 North American Envirothon competition and is the vice-chair of the Georgia Envirothon. While he doesn’t have a time or day in which he plans to stroll in at his ending location, Seehorn explained his journey is more focused on each day as it comes. “It been more like a stop and smell the roses journey,” he said. The adventure has allowed him to view various landscapes, meet several people of all walks of life and experience bits and pieces of different cultures here and there. With just a hiking pack on his back, Seehorn kicked-off his journey in March. Along the way he collected a two-seat baby stroller, which he now uses to pull a small collection of necessities and items he’s pickedup along the way. While Seehorn explained the journey has been a test of physical strength, it’s also been a test of mental

collection basket. “We’re praying for a miracle, and the main thing is we want to continue operations after July,” said active member Carlo Olivero. “A lot of people in town think we’re just spinning our wheels, but

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Georgia-native Josh Seehorn (right) stops for a brief chat with DePue High School students on his trek across the country. Seehorn is running 4,800 miles coast-to-coast to bring awareness and help raise funds for the North American Envirothon. capability. Seehorn shared the hardships he’s met along the way, from instances of not knowing where his water supply will come from three days from now and being able to keep sane for eight days with no cellphone service or contact with people. Those have been just a couple examples of the challenges Seehorn has

learned to overcome thus far. With just a few minutes to spare with the DePue students, Seehorn encouraged them to stay active, keep positive in life and to not let the everyday struggles get to them. Through the hike across the country, Seehorn said he’s come to figure out the small things in life people let

get to them are what doesn’t matter, and people should not be too concerned and pulleddown by these small worries. For those interested in following Seehorn’s journey or to learn more about him and his cause, visit his website at www. joshseehorn.com. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

we’re just really trying here.” Olivero said the church is always looking for ways to increase its membership. While at one time St. Thomas More used to hold three Masses, it is now down to one Mass.

“And we’re lucky to have 25 at the one Mass,” Olivero said. “It’s sad. We’d love to have more people back here.” Volunteers from all areas including Spring Valley, DePue, LaSalle and Peru gather weekly

to hand cut and twist each piece of tortellini for the fundraiser. While it’s uncertain how much money this fundraiser will bring in for the church’s fund, Olivero confirmed it once raised around $15,000. “Hopefully as long as we continue making money, we will save this church,” he said. On Wednesday morning, the volunteers gathered to cut, roll, stuff and twist each tortellini piece. Every ingredient that goes into the recipe is purchased locally. The group started with 40 pounds of tortellini, but according to church member Mary Jean Goodrich, the orders have been rolling in at fast speed. She said as of Wednesday, she’s collected orders to make more than 250 pounds of tortellini. “It’s good news, though, because it’s all for the church,” she said. The members will continue the fundraiser through January. For those interested in placing an order, contact Goodrich at 815-664-4615. The tortellini is sold by the pound, and one pound of tortellini costs $6. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 • Local • 3 Ladd office closed — The Ladd village clerk’s office will be closed on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 30. Holiday trash will be collected Nov. 30.

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PRINCETON — Looking for a way to help you and your family get into the holiday spirit? The city of Princeton and the Princeton Chamber of Commerce have the answer. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Princeton Christmas Open House will be treating children of all ages — that includes adults too — to a good, old-fashioned event, which includes a variety of activities sure to put the dazzle into your hearts and the twinkle in your eye for the upcoming holiday season. “The Christmas Open House is a tradition for many families,” said Princeton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Frey. “The Princeton Christmas Open House is a great way to kick off the holidays in Princeton, and it’s also an opportunity for retailers to showcase what they have in store for those early Christmas shoppers.” The holiday hoopla kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, when Santa — the jolly old elf himself — arrives at Darius Miller Park via a Princeton fire truck for the lighting of the city’s official Christmas tree. Friday will also hold a variety of other events, including the search for Secret Santas from 5 to 8 p.m. where event-goers can win priz-

What’s a Secret Santa? Those attending the Friday night Christmas Open House in Princeton will want to keep their eyes open for Secret Santas strolling Main Street. If you see someone wearing a piece of Santa’s attire, go up and ask them if they are a Secret Santa. If you discover a Secret Santa, you could receive a gift certificate to be used at participating businesses. es, and early Black Friday specials at participating businesses until 8 p.m. On Saturday, eventgoers can enjoy the German Christkindl Market at Open Prairie United Church of Christ from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friends of Strays Bake Sale at the Prouty Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Princeton Junior Women’s Club Vendor Fair at the Clark House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Bureau County Chorus performing in front of the Clark House at 11 a.m.; Christmas storytelling with Mick Henneberry on the Frontier lawn from noon to 2 p.m.; horsedrawn carriage rides from noon to 3 p.m.; a visit with Santa at the Prouty Building from noon to 3 p.m.; a Festival 56 performance in front of Heartland Bank at 12:15 and 12:45 p.m.; trolley rides between the North end and South end business districts from noon to 3 p.m.; the Bellringers in front of the Clark House from 1 to 3 p.m.; the Covered Bridge Barbershop Chorus strolling Main Street from 1 to 3 p.m.;

and the Mini-Trees Festival at the Prairie Arts Center from 1 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, there will be more storytelling by Mick Henneberry at the Frontier lawn from noon to 2 p.m.; another Festival 56 performance at Heartland Bank at 1 p.m.; the Praise and Shine Quartet from 1 to 3 p.m.; visits with Santa at the Prouty Building from 1 to 3 p.m.; Princeton High School Madrigals singing/ strolling Main Street from 1 to 3 p.m. and the MiniTrees Festival at the Prairie Arts Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Events happening all three days of the open house include live window displays; hot chocolate at the Cocoa Cottage on the Frontier lawn; and plenty of shopping specials at area merchants. “This entire weekend is going to be a wonderful and special time for Princeton,” Frey said. “I hope everyone will bring out their friends and families and help us make this event even more special.” Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Princeton talks projects, taxes By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — The city’s sanitary and sewer system, taxes and building demolition were topics reviewed at Monday’s 14-minute meeting of the Princeton City Council. Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson gave an update on the sanitary and storm sewer plan which the council adopted in September. The plan is a work in progress, but three things have advanced since the council’s last meeting, Clawson said. For starters, the inlets on Dover Road have been installed, which was a key point in addressing future storm sewer potential concerns. The installation of a diaphragm, or boot, in the manhole in Greencroft has started, and that work should be completed this week.

Also, there are now two proposals being evaluated by Clawson on the sanitary/storm sewer systems; he is expected to bring those proposals to the council for further evaluation in December. After reviewing the proposals, the council will then need to look at possible projects for the next fiscal year, Clawson said. In other business, the council approved the ordinance levying taxes for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2014, and ending April 30, 2015. Total property taxes being levied for the city are $1,594,552. As reported earlier in the Bureau County Republican, the city’s new tax levy is slightly more than last year. The city’s tax rate, exclusive of taxes for Princeton Public Library, is about 81 cents, with the library adding another 35 to 36 cents, for a total

tax rate of about $1.15$1.16. Princeton has an estimated total revenue of $26,565,000 for the city budget, with about $24,970,447 of that amount coming from revenue sources other than the tax levy. In other discussion at Monday’s council meeting, Clawson reported demolition work has resumed on the fire-damaged Habanero’s Mexican Grill and Cantina building on South Main Street. When questioned by Commissioner Bob Warren about the demolition, Princeton City Clerk Pete Nelson said the front facade of Habanero’s will come down and an empty lot will remain. Mayor Keith Cain said it would be good to get that lot filled with a new business and not just a park area. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

PRINCETON – If an emergency situation happened in Bureau County, similar to what happened Sunday in Washington, Ill., the Bureau County Metro Center would be used as a Red Cross survival shelter. At Monday’s meeting of the Princeton Park Board, the park district’s executive director, Elaine Russell, said the Red Cross would contact the Metro Center as soon as they knew something was coming to make sure the facility would be open and ready to serve as a shelter. The Red Cross would bring in cots and pillows and blankets for people. When Princeton had a multi-apartment building fire a few years ago, the Metro Center was ready and set up for use, but the people found other shelter, Russell said. The Metro Center is already connected with Perry Memorial Hospital and could be used for medical services if the hospital was damaged, Russell said. Hospital staff come out to the Metro Center every 14-18 months to review

the facility and to make sure the hospital could set up at the Metro Center in case of an emergency. Russell said there have been times in the past when travelers or motorists heard about approaching bad weather and had come to the Metro Center for shelter. Some have brought their pets, which are kept in an upstairs area. People are welcomed to shelter here, Russell said. In other business, the park board made a decision which will save the park district nearly $20,000 on its commercial and workman’s compensation insurance for the coming year. The park board reviewed two sealed bids received on the insurance package. Another bid was also received but was disqualified because it was not sealed. Russell said the sealed bids came from Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust at a total cost of $54,435, and from Illinois Parks Association Risk Services bid at a total cost of $35,783. The lower bid came in with the same coverage, with even some additional coverage from

the previous year, she said. The park district’s current cost for commercial and workman’s comp insurance is about $53,000 and is provided by Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust. After discussion, the park board approved the recommendation from Russell to go with the lower bid insurance package. The local agent for both insurance companies is Dimond Brothers Insurance of Princeton. The board also heard from Russell and administrative assistant Tammy Lange on a possible brick project as one way to observe the Metro Center’s 25th anniversary in 2014. The project would be similar to the brick project done when the Metro Center was built. If the brick project is affordable, then it could be offered to patrons and supporters, Russell said. Also under discussion for the anniversary observance are a special week full of events in January or February that would include give-aways and special events. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Learning Stage and Princeton Chamber of Commerce proudly announce:

“Imagining the Naughty List” A holiday contest for kids aged 3-10

The sponsors are now accepting entries in this theaterthemed contest, which provides opportunities for kids to use their language skills and artistic abilities as they imagine characters, scenes and sets that will appear in the Festival 56 December production of “The Naughty List”, an original children’s play by Laura Brigham. Six finalists will receive two tickets each to the show, and a single GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be awarded a $50 savings account at Heartland Bank and Trust Company. Contest booklets are available at the Grace Performing Arts Center box office, 316 S. Main St., and Heartland Bank and Trust Company, 606 S. Main St., both in Princeton, Illinois, and on-line at www.festival56.com. Entries must be returned to the Grace Center no later than 5PM, December 10th. SPONSORED BY:

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LS No purchase necessary. Purchase will not increase chances of winning. Open to all children ages 3-10. Entrant must submit entry to the Grace Center no later than 5PM, December 10th. One entry per category per child. Grand Prize winner will receive $50 savings account. Finalists and Grand Prize winner will be determined by local judges from all eligible entrants. Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Learning Stage and Princeton Chamber of Commerce are sponsors of this event.


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any additional donations at her store located at 808 W. Dakota St. in Spring Valley. A day following the tornado, a group of Princeton residents met together and found a church near Peoria that would collect anything and everything donated for the storm victims. The friends, which include Jen Matthews, Kelly and Mike Morris, Kenny Kramer, Mindy Kramer and Nicole Pelszynski, put their heads together and began collecting whatever people were willing to donate. On Tuesday, Mindy Kramer said collections started at the Matthews’ home and in three different vehicles. The Kramer’s Kitchen Catering van was then parked outside the downtown business with a sign that reads “Washington Tornado Relief.” People would pull their vehicles right up to the collection van, Kramer said. Plans were to take

The following list is not meant to be a complete list of those helping Washington, Ill., tornado victims, however, the following information has been submitted to the Bureau County Republican from business/individuals who are collecting items/money to help the tornado victims. • Spring Valley Nursing Center. • Kaitlyn Ott is collecting kitty litter and pet supplies. Contact her at 815878-5255. She will also arrange collection sites in Ladd, Princeton and LaMoille, as well as Streator. • Kramer’s Kitchen in Princeton. • ServiceMaster Restoration by DSI is hosting a Tornado Relief Drive. All items are being donated to the Midwest Food Bank - Peoria Division which is working in conjunction with the tornado victims. Drop items at ServiceMaster Restoration by DSI, 123 W. Progress Drive, Princeton. Office hours for delivery are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items most needed are diapers, baby food, personal hygiene items, toilet paper, water, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, pudding or jello cups. • LaMoille Schools are doing a collection drive for the people of Washington. Items are needed at LaMoille High School by today, Thursday. Needed are work gloves, large trash bags, tarps, baby diapers, baby food, baby wipes, blankets, flashlights, batteries. • Spike’s Bar in Peru hosted a fundraiser Wednesday night for the victims of the tornado in Washington. A special jar was set aside for monetary donations that went to the Red Cross. Collected items will be taken to the Red Cross and local charities.

DePue From Page 1 the library into the White City neighborhood. The Marquette Street improvement sparked discussion of the deteriorating bridge on the street, which the school recently prohibited school buses to use when children are riding in the buses. Bryant confirmed the bridge’s sign says it can hold eight tons, but tests done by the state about a month ago found it could

the collected items on Wednesday to Washington and on Friday to Pekin. “We just felt like this could have happened to us,” Kramer said. “It was too close to home, and it could have easily been hold 17 tons. The bridge once could carry 22 tons. “When the school found out it was deteriorating, they didn’t want buses going over it. It’s still safe, but I don’t blame them,” he said. “It’s getting bad.” At the end of the meeting, Community Development Director Ben Wilson of NCICG said a landscape architect would be surveying the maps and would be putting most of his focus into the downtown and lake front. NCICG’s architect will be incor-

our own homes and businesses.” The American Red Cross is heavily involved in relief efforts for the tornado-hit sites in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Red Cross emergency vehicles have travporating residents’ ideas into his drawings, so ideas can be better visualized. The NCICG team will also be working to put together cost estimates on the streetscape improvements. The NCICG team encourages residents to attend future comprehensive planning sessions to witness the planning going on in meetings and be able to offer input on further ideas. Community Development Coordinator Kendall Cramer of NCICG explained comprehen-

eled to the affected communities, providing shelter, distributing meals, snacks and relief supplies. Community aid stations have been opened where people can get food and snacks, mental health and health care sive meetings give residents an active chance to participant in the planning process and envisioning what the future of DePue could look like. “We have to have these meetings to get an idea what residents who have lived here their whole lives want to see, and not only that, but residents who just moved here, what they like about the town and what they don’t like about it and want to see improved,” he said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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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services, and information about what help is available. On Wednesday, Bureau County Red Cross Director Lori Compton said the American Red Cross has been in Washington since Sunday, as well as other affected communities, providing multiple services to the victims of the storm. As of Tuesday night, the Red Cross had opened 19 shelters throughout the Midwest area and served 14,000 meals and snacks and distributed 1,000 relief items in Illinois alone. The Red Cross will be at these sites, helping with recovery efforts, for weeks, she said. Local trained disaster volunteer Mike Hellberg of Princeton has returned from the Pekin and Washington areas, where he was part of a Red Cross assessment team, Compton said. In his conversation with Compton, Hellberg said there was a section of about 20 homes in Pekin which were badly damaged and then blocks of total destruc-

tion in Washington. There were places where the team couldn’t tell which street they were on because the streets signs were gone. There were probably more than 400 homes completely destroyed, several more hundred homes receiving major damage, with other homes having minor damage. To help with the continuing Red Cross efforts, people can send their contributions to the Bureau County Red Cross office, 435 S. Main St. in Princeton. Or, they can also donate $10 by texting REDCROSS 90999, by donating online or through Facebook. The Red Cross is solely funded through donations from the public and help is always needed to continue providing those services, Compton said. “It’s amazing how small communities come together and work together to help out each other,” Compton said. “We have a lot of generous people.” Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Holiday lighting contest SPRING VALLEY — Registrations are now being accepted for the Spring Valley Booster’s holiday lighting contest. Residents are invited to share their holiday spirit by registering to have their decorated home on the map for others to drive by and enjoy. Special $75 prizes will be awarded in each of three categories — “Classical Decorations,” the “Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation Inspired Home” and “Children’s

Favorite.” In addition, one $50 winner will be chosen at random from all entries. Participants must register at the city clerk’s office at Spring Valley City Hall prior to Nov. 28. A $5 donation is requested to benefit the Spring Valley Boosters organization. Maps will be available at the clerk’s office and online the first week in December. Homes must be illuminated by Dec. 1 and turned on nightly by 6 p.m. for judging to take place.

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Obituaries Howard Walker

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“The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it’s all that matters.” — Audrey Hepburn JACKSON, Wyo. — Howard Lee Walker of Jackson, Wyo., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in St. George, Utah, at the age of 87 surrounded by his family. He leaves behind a legacy of personal and professional accomplishments and the lesson of living life to the fullest. Howard was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Harold Princeton to the late Harold and Vidah Walker Lee Brookens Walker. He served his country honorably with the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended the University of Illinois where he graduated in 1949 with a degree in chemistry. It was there he met the love of his life, Patricia Ann Campbell Walker. Howard and Patricia were married on Sept. 1, 1950, in Oswego and were married for 63 years. Theirs was a partnership of which most only dream, made only stronger by the years that passed and challenges they faced. They raised their three children together, Melissa Ann, Mark Howard and Thomas Campbell. In a lifetime filled with accomplishments, his family was the one of which he was most proud. Howard’s professional career centered around another passion of his — food. With his chemistry background, Howard was instrumental in the development of several products at Pillsbury that Americans use everyday. He then worked as vice president of marketing at Burger King before joining Mars Inc. There, Howard served as VP of marketing and sales of Uncle Ben’s before being named president of Mars Inc. over North and South America and Australia. He retired in 1987. Howard heralded the philosophy of “management by walking around” and was well known by employees at every level and in every department. Skilled at the art of compromise after decades of marriage, Howard and Patricia enjoyed retirement by splitting their time between homes in Miami, Fla., (Patricia’s favorite) and Jackson, Wyo., (Howard’s favorite). Howard was an avid golfer who accomplished the once-in-a-lifetime achievement of a hole-in-one, twice. He taught his children and grandchildren how to play the game, a pastime they all shared together over the years. Howard will be remembered for his smile, his warmth, his stories and his ability to make a friend out of anyone. He loved good food and good wine, a passion he shared with his family. He loved bike rides to the beach in Miami, walks in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, spirited games of bridge, theater, jazz music, milkshakes and stone crabs. He summed up his life best at the end, “I’ve had a heck of a ride.” Howard is survived by his wife, Patricia; his daughter, Melissa Ann Walker, and partner, Chris Heim, of Wichita, Kan.; his son, Mark Walker, and his wife, Karen, of Jackson, Wyo.; a daughter-inlaw, Linda Walker of Miami, Fla.; his grandchildren, Kristin Walker of Jackson, Wyo., Tiffany Walker of Denver, Colo., Mark Walker, his wife Brittany and son Charles of Lake Forest, Tim Walker of Chicago, Keith Walker of Jackson, Wyo., and Hayley Walker of Jackson, Wyo. Howard was preceded in death by his parents and son, Thomas Campbell Walker. Visitation will take place Friday from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Wheatland United Presbyterian Church, 11839 S. Heggs Road, Plainfield. Burial will take place at the Wheatland Presbyterian Cemetery in Plainfield. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Voices for Children Foundation in Miami, Fla., or to the charity of your choice in his name. Arrangements are entrusted to the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory located at 1801 Douglas Road, Oswego, Ill.

PRINCETON — Patsy J. Stickel, 85, of Princeton passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Liberty Village in Princeton. Born Oct. 20, 1928, in Peoria to Edgar Yarrington and Ella K. Swanzy, she married Arthur Stickel Aug. 14, 1949, in the Putnam Christian Church in Putnam. He preceded her in death. She graduated from Wapella High School and beauty school in Bloomington. After graduating from beauty school, she owned and operated Patsy’s Beauty Shop out of her home. She was an active member of Christ Community Church for 60-plus years and volunteered for The Closet in Princeton. Surviving are two sons, Lynn (Jenny) Stickel of Mark and Ted Stickel of Chillicothe; and two grandchildren, David Stickel of Champaign and Elizabeth Stickel of Mark. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christ Community Church, Princeton, with Pastor Brian Strom officiating. Burial will be in the Putnam Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Memorials may be directed to Christ Community Church and Campus Crusade for Christ.

Thomas Jeppson SPRING VALLEY — Thomas Joseph Jeppson, 81, of Spring Valley died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Heritage Health in Peru. Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord, 510 Richard Mautino Drive, with the Rev. Patrick DeMeulemeester officiating. Burial will be in the Ladd Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, at the funeral home.

Betty Pretzsch PRINCETON — Betty Jo Pretzsch, 86, of Princeton died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Liberty Village in Princeton. She was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Carmi, Ill., to Berniece and Earnest Kornegger. She graduated from Crossville High School and the University of Illinois. She was married to Donald Pretzsch from June of 1950 until his death in December of 2009. She was a former Betty teacher and librarian at Ohio (Ill.) High Pretzsch School. She was very involved in the Princeton community and her volunteer activities included the League of Women Voters and the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. Betty and Don combined their interest in travel and learning by attending many elderhostels and were able to see much of the world during their retirement years. She is survived by two sons, Ed Pretzsch (Judy Watson) of Falls Church, Va., and Tim Pretzsch (Dona Miller) of Evanston; and three sisters, Mildred Worthey of Moultrie, Ga., Ferris Scarlett of Crossville and Jean Patterson of Broomfield, Colo. She also leaves behind sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton with visitation at 10 a.m. and celebration of her life following at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date in Carmi. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. The family would like to sincerely thank all the friends and relatives who helped Betty during her brief illness. The Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

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The Great American Smoke-out is Thursday November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and today, Thursday, is The Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society supports quitting efforts this third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Smokers may have a next step in their process toward the ultimate goal of living tobacco free, and the Bureau and Putnam County Health Department (BPCHD) would like to remind smokers the next step does not have to be taken alone. Encouragement and support through this process of change is provided by the Illinois Tobacco Quitline free of charge; for more information go to www.quityes.org. The Quitline has counselors on call seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 866-QUIT-YES (784-8937). The Quitline serves a diverse client base and is prepared to provide assistance across the varieties in population. Visit the American Cancer Society webpage to learn more at www.cancer.org/smokeout. For more information call the BPCHD at 815-872-5091 or check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/bpchd.

Grand jury returns four indictments PRINCETON  — A Bureau County grand jury returned the following indictments when it convened Nov. 15 at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton: • Michael J. Torri, 30, of DePue was indicted for the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. He is accused of possession of less than 15 grams of heroin on Nov. 1. Torri is in custody with bond set at $10,000. Spring Valley Police Officer Bernard Larsen testified before the grand jury. • Kim A. Parker, 54, of Wyanet was indicted for the Class 3 felony of forgery. She is accused of using a check of a Princeton church without authorization on Sept. 25. Princeton Police Officer Scott Underwood testified before the grand jury. Parker is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $20,000 bond. • Michael R. Pertell, 19, of Walnut was indicted for the Class 4 felony of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. He is accused of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and being involved in a motor vehicle crash that resulted in great bodily harm to a Walnut man on Nov. 10. Pertell is in custody, with bond set at $25,000. Bureau County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Barmes testified before the grand jury. • There was one suppressed case. The cases were presented to the grand jury by Bureau County State’s Attorney Patrick Hermann and Assistant State’s Attorney Daniel Anderson. The indictments on Torri and the suppressed case were returned before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. The indictments on Parker and Pertell were returned before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. Indictments are accusations against the defendants, who are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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A business model for the 21st Century Since Day 1, “Any Meal, Any Time, By Reservation” has been our motto here at Chestnut Street Inn. We felt it was a pretty self explanatory kind of catch phrase. Anyone can book for any meal any time of day, as long as I know you’re coming. Apparently not so. First of all most people have a hard time grasping the fact that we are willing to cook any day of the week at any time of day for any size party. That’s highly unusual, so that part I understand. The other thing that most people don’t seem to realize is that we are COMMENTARY in fact open to the public. You do not have to actually sleep here to enjoy a meal here. The third part of the equation that is a challenge is the reservation part. Most people have a hard time deciding to do things ahead of time. So I thought I’d elaborate a bit on this notion and try to explain it better. We started doing things this way because we wanted to run a restaurant but didn’t want to have the typical problems most restaurants have that end up resulting in their untimely demise. The big one?? Waste. Most restaurants have a ton of food on hand because they have a huge menu and have no idea how many people will or will not show up. If they don’t use the food in a timely fashion, they throw it away. That’s business suicide. By asking people to make reservations and commit to a booking, we only buy the exact amount of food that we need and don’t keep any excess on hand. This gives me the ability to provide guests with a much higher quality product than most restaurants are capable of stocking. Let’s be honest, the average restaurant gets most of their food off of a truck. The ingredients are the cheapest possible and in the largest quantities possible. They can stay afloat because they are plating at about 10 percent cost per plate. In other words, the cost of the food on each plate was somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 percent of the bill. So 90 percent of what you are paying is gross profit. There are of course other costs involved that mean the net profit is way lower which is where most restaurants end up losing their shirts, i.e. employees, overhead, etc., but the pure cost of the food itself is around 10 percent. (Note: I realize this isn’t all restaurants, and I know plenty that don’t follow this model, but the run of the mill places and chains are indeed following this model. In fact, the biggest chains are the worst offenders, plating at 5 percent or less.) Now, because we don’t have employees and because the overhead of the building is absorbed by the rooms we have for rent upstairs, I am able to buy much higher quality food. We are too small to order off a big truck, and we don’t want to. I actually go to the farm or to the store to pick up much of what I am using, or I go to my backyard and pick it. What does this mean for you? It means that I am actually plating somewhere in the neighborhood of 50-60 percent cost per plate. How can I stay in business by doing that? Reservations. I’m not wasting a thing. This does indeed cap the income potential of my restaurant compared with many others, but I’m OK with that. The moral implications of supporting my local community and of feeding my clients the healthiest and freshest food I can provide is far more important to me than being able to afford a Corvette convertible. Additionally, our model of serving one menu per night Chef’s Taster style also helps us control cost and is the newest, most hip way of structuring a restaurant. Many of the biggest chefs in the world are adopting this model, and it makes sense. They are more focused on farm to table and on taking advantage of the freshest possible foods. It also allows them to flex their creative muscles. I would argue that by giving up a little control you actually get a better quality meal. Restaurants that have huge menus cannot possibly make everything great. Their recipes have to be dumbed down so that many people can make them

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what would it be: Steak, red wine and dark chocolate. If you were stranded on a desert island and could take just one thing what would it be: Pictures of family and friends. What is your favorite local restaurant: People that know me know I can’t answer this with just one restaurant. I eat a lot of lunches at Kramer’s Kitchen, Four and Twenty, and Oriental Gardens, however.

Amy Johnson City: Princeton. Where did you grow up: Princeton.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: Pay some bills, save some, donate. Take some classes and travel.

Family: Husband, Keith; children, Nick, Lauren, Andrew and Julia. Pets: Maggie, our spaniel/beagle mix.

tened to: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.

Occupation: Mom, personal trainer in training, volunteer for Bureau County United Way, board member and Princeton Chamber of Commerce Chamber Ambassador. I also help my friend, Gina Nelson, out at Bead Buzz Jewelry in Princeton.

What is last book you read: “Fat Chance” by Robert H. Lusting, M.D.

What is the last song you lis-

What is last television show you watched: “The Biggest Loser.” If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life,

People would be surprised to know that you: I am a huge fan of Tim Burton and his assorted works. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: Tie! Our great people and our annual Homestead Festival and parade. If I could change one thing about your town, what would it be: We need more businesses and employers.

Our chance to help On Monday morning, like most other mornings in my life, I get up fairly early, before most dawns, and head out to the living room, pull back the drapes a bit, and check my neighborhood. I want to make sure we all made it through the night OK. As usual, I see neatly trimmed yards and nicely kept houses. The cars and trucks are all parked just where they should be. But this Monday morning was different. As I looked out the window at my quiet and orderly neighborhood, I saw in my mind’s eyes the Sunday images of the shattered neighborhoods in the tornado-struck Washington. I close my curtain, walk away and imagine what those Washington folks will feel as they wake up on Monday morning — the images they will see in their minds. I think how they should be fixing breakfast in their own homes, getting ready for work or school. I think about how they should be organizing their minds around the responsibilities of their day. But instead, they are waking up without their homes, without their routines, no doubt not sure how and so that they taste the same every time someone comes in. To me that is boring. I like the fact that what I am getting is the best possible product the chef can produce on that given day and that it may not be like anything I have ever had before. In fact, I go out of my way to seek out restaurants that have chef’s taster menus because that is my preferred method of dining. Will I like everything they put in front of me? Maybe not. But that’s not the point. The point is that it is an experience and an opportunity to try something new. That being said, I am more than happy and willing to accommodate people’s dietary restrictions and/ or likes/dislikes, but I will strongly encourage you to try something before you dismiss it as something you don’t like. Tastes change all the time and not everyone prepares things the same. You may not have liked butternut squash before, but in crispy ravioli format, I guarantee you will love it. That being said, if

to step forward to rebuild not just their houses but their lives. How do people wrap their minds, much less their hearts, around such loss? I can’t help but wonder why some people and communities, like mine, are spared while others are not, at least this time. I could try to become more philosophical, even more spiritual, and still not know that I have found the answers for what seems to be unanswerable. But the question worth asking is not so much why, but rather what do we do now? And that’s where the rest of us come into the picture for the residents of Washington, as well as other communities and countries when they face tragic emergencies. While the families of Washington are picking their way through the remains of their houses, contacting insurance companies and figuring

out how to regroup their lives, the rest of us can do more than just watch the news and sympathize for a few minutes. We can take our own steps, from our sheltered homes, to give some money or supplies to one of the many local businesses, organizations and individuals who have started collection points for Sunday’s tornado victims. We may not be able to give a lot, but we can give. And that’s the point. When someone is in a crisis situation, we can’t usually take the problem away or make all things better for them. No matter how tough, in many ways we each walk our own journeys by ourselves in our own hearts and minds. If we are fortunate, we walk our journeys in small clusters of family and friends. But still, while we watch from the sidelines, we can do something, maybe just one thing, to reach out to those in need and try to lighten their burdens a bit. This is our time to help. BCR Senior Staff Writer Donna Barker can be reached at dbarker@bcrnews.com.

you book for a night and tell me you absolutely despise something on the menu but still want to book, I will do what I can to adjust the menu for you within reason. Because it is just me in the kitchen preparing all the food, I have the liberty and ability to adjust menus much more readily than a large restaurant. And I know I will do it right because I am not relying on an underpaid restaurant worker who doesn’t care to do it. And one final note. While I do require reservations, I do not necessarily have to have them a week in advance, unless of course it is a menu that happens to sell out. I often am able to accommodate someone 24 hours in advance or less, even though I prefer 48 hours, so I have time to source my ingredients. Even day of in some cases if it is a smaller party or if I’ve had a cancellation. So don’t let the reservation part of it scare you off. We don’t want to make it difficult for people to book, we just want people to realize that we are a small mom and pop organization and

that in order for us to do what we do in a way that is affordable enough so that we can stay afloat, we have to have some criteria for keeping those costs down. I think most people can appreciate that in this challenging economy. Is what we do for everyone? No. And I am mindful of that. But I think more people would be amenable to trying us if they really understood what exactly it is that we do. We always like to say, food is an adventure. In fact, it is the safest one you can possibly take. (Certainly more so than say jumping out of an airplane, which we just recently did, but I digress.) Sometimes the greatest pleasures in life come from throwing caution to the wind and trying something new, and for me, new experiences in the culinary realm are the most fun kind of adventures you can try. Monika Sudakov is the chef and innkeeper at the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield. She can be reached at monikaandjeff@chestnut-inn.com.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 7 Wedding Aisle – Area couples share their engagement and weddings announcements. See Page 8.

St. Lucia Festival planned PRINCETON — A timehonored Swedish tradition continues with the annual St. Lucia Festival beginning at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St., Princeton. The event is being sponsored by the Women’s Ministry. The annual St. Lucia breakfast and Festival of Light is a Swedish tradition celebrated in the Covenant Church. The legend of St. Lucia tells how she was martyred for her faith, bringing food and light to Sweden during the winter famine. According to legend, Lucia was the daughter of a wealth Sicilian family who refused a marriage, arranged by her family, to a non-Christian boy. The boy, who also came from a wealthy family, was insulted by her refusal of marriage and became instrumental in Lucia’s persecution. The crown of candles, worn by the person who portrays Lucia, symbolizes the fire used to burn her to death as well as the light she carried to light her way as she minister to the poor. The red sash is a symbol of the dagger wounds which eventually caused her death. Although she was Catholic, after the Reformation, the Lutherans embraced her in their faith; to the people, the name Lucia means bringer of light. The annual St. Lucia Festival has been an annual event at the Evan-

PRINCETON — The 13th annual free Thanksgiving dinner, sponsored by the Evangelical Covenant, New Hope Nazarene and St. Louis Catholic churches, will be served

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presentation room. A donor card of photo ID is required to donate. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment by calling St. Margaret’s Volunteer Services at 815-664-1130.

PRINCETON — Sip and Shop, a holiday vendor show, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, at Fitzgerald’s, 432 S. Main St. in Princeton.

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Donations being accepted LAMOILLE — LaMoille Schools is holding a collection drive for the people of Washington, Ill. Anyone interested in donating any of the following items is asked to have them at LaMoille High School by 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday: Work gloves, large trash bags, tarps, baby diapers, baby food, baby wipes, blankets, flashlights and batteries. Any and all donations will be appreciated.

Bake sale PRINCETON — Friends of Strays will sponsor its annual bake and Christmas sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Prouty Building. There will be homemade pies, cookies, breads, brownies and other special treats. Also Christmas gifts for the family, including pets. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Strays, a no kill shelter. Photo contributed

Lily Gould (right) will portray Lucia at the annual St. Lucia Festival breakfast. Her attendant is Shelby Weborg. gelical Covenant Church since 1975. The public is invited to attend. The breakfast will be served by women of the church dressed in traditional Swedish costumes. The menu will include the traditional egg casserole with Swedish fruit soup, breads, beverage and Christmas cookie. Tara Kunkel of Princeton will provided the entertain-

ment. Limited tickets are available and reserved seating is required. Tickets are $8 per person and must be paid for and picked up by Dec. 13. To make reservations, call Joan Eggers at 815-8752168. A bake and craft sale will begin at 9 a.m. in the Happy Hands Preschool room and continue after the program.

from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Transportation and carryouts are available. R.S.V.P. by Monday by calling 815-875-2124.

Thanksgiving service MANLIUS — Trinity

Genealogical society meeting KEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Kewanee Public Library second floor meeting room. Floyd Ham will present his understanding and his use of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to gather genealogical data.

Bloodmobile SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital will host a Red Cross bloodmobile from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital’s first floor

OGLESBY — The Bureau-LaSalle Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Elks Lodge, 800 East Walnut, Oglesby. Doors for the meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are John Tillman, the founder and CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, and candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner.

Christmas House Walk SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital Foundation presents Home for the Holidays Christmas House Walk from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Six homes, decorated for the holidays, will open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours. The ticket price is $25 per person. St. Margaret’s Gift Shop will serve hot tea and homemade cookies during the house walk. Advance sales only. Tickets are available at Hy-Vee Grocery Store, Hackman insurance, Dr. Le Ceresa’s Office, Tri-City Frock Shop, Studio 718, August Hill Winery, Spring Valley City Bank and St. Margaret’s Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit the St. Margaret’s Esophageal and Colon Cancer Center currently under construction.

Shop, drop and wrap PRINCETON — St. Louis School will sponsor a Parents Day Out from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the school. Parents can drop their children (pre-kindergarten to age 12) off at the school with a lunch, shop all day, come back and have their gifts wrapped before picking up their children. For more information, visit stlschool.net//shop-drop-and-wrapnews.html.

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Religion Briefs Thanksgiving dinner

Education — Hall High School’s Jake Merkel has been named the HOBY Award recipient. See Page 8.

Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a community Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 202 S. Fourth St., Manlius.

• Happy birthday today, Thursday, to Doris Plotner and her sons, Kevin and Kim Plotner. From Elaine. • Happy birthday on Friday to Bob Prince. From Sheila and Tom.

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You’re Invited to “A Very TRIBAL Christmas”! What does it take to plant a church in the middle of the jungle of Papua New Guinea?

Join us at 6 pm on December 6th at Christ Community Church

for Christmas music, free dinner and an incredible testimony from Ron Lindsey - Church Planter among the Siawi Tribe of PNG and President of New Tribes Bible Institute. The purpose of this event is to raise money for our practical ministry needs. All the needs, from small to large, will be up on the Christmas Tree to give the quests an opportunity to purchase

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Sunday, November 24 with a reception to 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.

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Entries being accepted in kids’ contest PRINCETON — Heartland Bank and Trust Co. and Learning Stage, the education committee of Princeton Theatre Group, are now accepting entries to the kids’ contest, “Imagining the Naughty List.” This co-sponsored event is being held in conjunction with the upcoming Festival 56 production of an original children’s play, “The Naughty List,”

by Laura Brigham. It is designed to expose kids to some of the activities that are involved in staging a play, and to spur their interest in seeing this particular live production. “The Naughty List” tells the story of the sorrow consequences of an elf behaving badly, and how Santa straightens the whole thing out. Contest entries consist of age-grad-

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Bake sale WALNUT — The women of the Walnut United Methodist Church will hold a bake sale from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Citizens First State Bank of Walnut.

Turkey, ham dinner SHEFFIELD — Sheffield Methodist Church will hold a turkey and ham supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 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 carryout, call 815-454-2539. Delivery is available in Sheffield only.

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. Saturday. 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.

Thanksgiving service SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Sunday. 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 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. Sunday. 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. Monday. 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 service SPRING VALLEY — The United Church of Christ — Spring Valley will host a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary at 223 E. Erie St. The Rev. Kay Hardin, interim pastor to the Zion United Church of Christ in Peru, will be the preacher. All are welcome. A collection will be taken for the benefit of the Illinois Valley Food Pantry and the Hall Township Food Pantry. For more information, call 815663-1951. Zion United Church of Christ, Waltham Presbyterian Church, Trinity United Church of Christ, Spring Valley United Church of Christ, Hollowayville United Church of Christ and First Congregational LaSalle will be participating in the service.

Cookie walk PRINCETON — St. Louis Church will hold its cookie walk from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 7 a.m. to noon Dec. 8.

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

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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 815-663-1951.

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.

Christmas cookie walk SPRING VALLEY — A Christmas cookie walk will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Parish of Nativity of our Lord (old St. Anthony Church), 510 Richard Mautino Drive in Spring Valley. The event will feature a wide variety of cookies, candy and more in a select-your-own style. The cost will be $6 per pound.

Cookie and candy sale PRINCETON — The annual AllChurch Christmas and Candy Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Princeton First United Methodist Church in Chushing Hall. Cookies and candies will be sold by the pound.

Tortellini sale DALZELL — The men and women of the St. Thomas More parish are selling tortellini once again. The proceeds will supplement the church’s finances past July 2014. The parish will merge with Holy Trinity in Cherry. To order tortellini, call Mary Jean Goodrich at 815-664-4615.

Hill-Rediger Robin Rediger and Janet Stocking of Buda are announcing the engagement of their son, Ken, of Bloomington, Minn., to Kelly Hill, the daughter of Carl and Colleen Hill of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The groom, formerly of Buda, graduated from Bureau Valley High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in public relations and a minor in Spanish. He is currently working for State Farm Insurance as a catastrophe claim representative and resides in Bloomington, Minn. His fianceé is from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and graduated from Oakland High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from

Kelly Hill and Ken Rediger Middle Tennessee State University. She is currently working for State Farm Insurance as a catastrophe claim representative and resides in Omaha, Neb. The couple will be married in June 2014 in Lebanon, Tenn.

Merkel named Hall HOBY Award recipient HALL — Jake Merkel of Ladd has been named the 2013-2014 recipient of Hall High School’s HOBY Award. Merkel, a sophomore, will attend a state leadership seminar this summer at the University of Illinois with other HOBY Award winners from around the state. HOBY stands for Hugh O’Brian Youth Association. Throughout a threeday seminar, Merkel will interact with key leaders in media, politics and business in Illinois. Students attending this seminar will have the chance to ask these individuals questions and hear their plans for the future. HOBY representatives will also have the chance to speak with various representatives from different colleges. The weekend ends with a banquet and show, and the parents are invited to attend. Merkel is the son of Mark and Shelli Merkel. He has been active in football, basketball and baseball. He has volunteered for Relay for Life. He was selected by his faculty and peers. The faculty nominates students for the honor. The top

four names of nominees are then presented to the sophomore class to vote. The faculty Merkel and students vote according to the following criteria: outstanding oral/ written communication skills, critical and/or creative thinking, creative problem solving, strong decision-making skills, sensitivity to the needs of others, charismatic personality, courage to speak out for one’s beliefs, courage to challenge authority and community service. The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program began in 1958 inspired by conversations with Dr. Albert Schweitzer. The program has grown with sophomores attending one of the 89 seminars held throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico in 1998. The HOBY seminar is a national program exclusively for high school sophomores. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2013-2014.

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11 Sports Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 11 Land of the Lady Giants — New coach Peter Perkins says people will notice a difference in his Lady Giants basketball team. See page 14.

2013 BCR Cross Country Runner of the Year

A negative into a positive By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

BCR Photo/Mike Vaughn

LaMoille/Ohio’s Shiela Browning shoots for two over Princeton defenders Michaela Strom and Stephenny Farrell in tournament action at Prouty Gym Tuesday.

Lady Lions get out and go By Brent Jamison sports@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — LaMoille/Ohio coach Dick Gross wants his team to run the floor this year. They’ve got the athletes, and they’ve got the speed to do it. On Tuesday, it took about a quarter and a half into his team’s season opener against Princeton to get past the first game jitters and start converting transition scores. The result was a 13-2 run to close the first half and a 61-29 victory in the nightcap of the second night of action in the Tigresses Holiday Tournament at Prouty Gym. “Fastbreak layups is one thing we have been working on in practice,” Gross said. “We want to get them going. We have a lot of girls on the bench, and we have a lot of speed.” Erin Bennett capped the second quarter run with two layups in the last minute, both assisted by Samantha Martinez, as the Lady Lions turned a 13-11 advantage into a 26-13 halftime lead.

Princeton Holiday Tournament Blue Pool: Stark County 1-0, LaMoile/ Ohio 1-0, Midland 1-1, Princeton 0-2. White Pool: Putnam County 2-0, Henry 1-0, Bureau Valley 0-1, Streator 0-2. Monday: Henry 38. Streator 34 Putnam County 49, BV 35 Midland 47, Princeton 31 Tuesday: PC 65, Streator 21 Stark County 73, Midland 30 LaMoille/Ohio 61, Princeton 29 Thursday: Bureau Valley vs. Henry at 5 p.m., LaMoille/Ohio vs. Midland, 6:30 p.m., Princeton vs. Stark County at 8 p.m.

“They started to learn to throw their outlet passes where they needed to be,” Gross said. “We’ll work on that in practice a little more.” Princeton coach Kevin Hieronymus challenged his team at halftime to get off to a good start in the second half and although they scored the first four points of the third, on a hook in the lane by Danielle Hughes and two free throws from Taylor Clark, the Lady Lions outscored the Tigresses 19-7 the rest of the period to pull away.

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Al Baldonado missed out on qualifying for the IHSA State Meet his sophomore season by one spot. One lousy spot. As hard as it was to come so close and how disappointing it was for him, that slimmest of margins has proven to be the best thing for his cross country career. That extra drive, that extra push took him to the next level this year. The Hall High School junior not only qualified for State, but he collected All-State honors with a 17th-place showing in the Class 1A meet. And now he’s the 2013 BCR Runner of the Year. Simply put, Baldonado said he didn’t want to miss out on State again this year. He took care of all the suspense, placing fifth at the Oregon Sectional with a time of 16 minutes, 12 seconds. The week before he was the regional champion at Seneca. And when push came to shove in the State Meet in Peoria, when he was teetering on finishing in the top 25 to earn AllState honors, he took care of business. He passed runners over the final 400 meters as if he was going through a turnstile, hitting the finish with a time of 15:38 to land 17th place. “I knew I had to go if I wanted to be All-State,” he said. “Being on the brink of a medal, gave me motivation to give it my all.” That medal now proudly hangs in a prominent place in his home along with a first-place medal from the Three Rivers Conference Meet and Kewanee and Oregon Invites. Hall coach Tom Keegan said it was all a classic case how a negative can be turned into a positive. “Being so close his sophomore season and not making it was in the short term was hard for him to take but in the long run it may have been the best thing for him and his training,” Keegan said. “He has totally committed himself to running, be it in cross country or in track. He came into the season with a very good base of mileage already put in.  His biggest concern was, how was he going to be able to finish

The Al Baldonado File: • Class 1A All-State (17th) • Seneca Regional champion • Fifth place at Oregon Sectional • Three Rivers Champion • Winner of Oregon and Kewanee invites

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2013-14 LaMoille boys basketball preview

Lions building around Morris and 10 rebounds during his junior campaign. “Of course, I look at LAMOILLE — Brandon Morris to When a basketbe the focus of our ball coach returns team, but I have so his leading scorer many kids who are and rebounder, going to be able to they have to look feed off Brandon in forward to the the middle,” said season. LaMoille/ Kalsto of his senior. Ohio’s Brent KalsKalsto also returns to, in his fourth LaMoille seniors year as the head Brandon Morris Anthony Lovgren coach, returns and Preston Powers, three seniors including who he expects to play a Ohio’s Brandon Morris, major role for the Lions in who averaged 16 points 2013-14.

By Holli Rapp sports@bcrnews.com

Nine newcomers fill out the Lions roster with some of them having varsity playing time in the previous seasons. Included in the mix are LaMoille juniors Jeffry DeLong, Jake Lucas, Tracer Mills, Luke Becker, Adam Schweickert, and Ohio junior Bradley Davis along with three sophomores in LaMoille’s Josh Gross and Ohio’s Jacob Tudor and Derek Debruhl. According to Kalsto,

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Lions basketball at a glance: Coach: Brent Kalsto. Conference: Little Ten. Last year: 4-21 (1-7 LTC). They’re back: Anthony Lovgren (Sr.), Brandon Morris ((Sr.), Preston Powers (Sr.) They’re new: Luke Becker (Jr.), Bradley Davis (Jr.), Derek DeBruhl (So.), Jeffry DeLong (So.), Josh Gross (So.), Jake Lucas (Jr.), Tracer Mills (Jr.), Adam Schweickert (Jr.), Jacob Tudor (So.)

Stevens, Panthers dig out from tornado’s destruction Kevin Hieronymus

One moment, Todd Stevens and the Washington Panthers football team were celebrating a quarterfinal victory in HIERONYMUS’ HYPOTHESIS the 5A playoffs, impressively continuing their push to a state championship. Less than 24 out central Illinois. Washhours later, they were taking ington took a direct blow, cover for the lives. leveling parts of the town and The town of Washington killing one resident. was in the crosshairs of SunStevens, an old pal of mine day’s F4 tornado that ripped from the 1989 State Runnersa path of destruction through- up from Princeton, said it was

an emotional roller-coaster. “You go from cloud nine to ground zero. You go from the up and up and less than 24 hours later you’re digging out players and their families and community members and you’re just worried and making sure everybody’s OK,” he said. “The emotional roller coaster is something everybody’s dealing with it. I’m sure there will be a point in time they’ll sit back and reflect on it and break down a little bit. So,

everybody’s just kind of operating and trying to get the necessary things done and everybody’s OK.” Stevens, a 1990 PHS graduate, said the town is as bad as it looks on TV, maybe worse. “It’s just like a bomb went off,” he said. “It’s a miracle more people were not killed. It’s amazing.” The Panthers football team was deeply affected. Seven varsity players and a coach

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This Facebook photo depicts a Washington Panthers football helmet blown out to the curb during Sunday’s tornado. Seven varsity members lost their homes.


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Lady Lions

From Page 11 “We have to learn from this and get people back on the break,” Hieronymus said. “We have to rebound better and box out better.” The Tigresses (0-2), who were playing shorthanded without Zoe Mead and Brianna Barajas due to illnesses, were out-rebounded by the Lady Lions 57-33 in the game. Vanessa Martinez (17 rebounds), Elizabeth Geuther (16) and Kaitlyn Hughes (9) controlled the glass for LaMoille/Ohio. Sheila Browning scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the second half for the Lady Lions. Geuther and Vanessa Martinez both had double-doubles, scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively. Gross was pleased with the play of the Martinez Bureau Valley’s Helena Arnadottir shoots over Putnam’s Carly Gonet in tournament action Monday. Photo contributed

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sisters, both upperclassmen, who are playing basketball for the first time since junior high. “They did very well,” Gross said. “It’s a night and day difference between grade school and high school basketball. I’m proud of them.” Stephenny Farrell led the Tigresses with eight points. Clark and Hughes added six points each. Tourney notes: In earlier action on Tuesday, Putnam County improved to 2-0 with a 65-21 victory over Streator and Stark County defeated Midland 73-30. ... After a night off, the tourney resumes Thursday with three games on tap with Bureau Valley vs. Henry at 5 p.m., LaMoille/Ohio vs. Midland at 6:30 p.m. and Stark County vs. Princeton at 8 p.m. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

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Princeton’s Danielle Hughes drives on LaMoille/ Ohio’s Elizabeth Geuther in tournament action in the Princeton Holiday Tournament sponsored by the PHS Boosters.

Storm fall to Putnam County in opener ​The 2013-14 basketball season got underway in the Princeton Holiday Girls Tournament Monday night at Prouty Gym. Henry prevailed in a battle of small schools vs. big schools, defeating Streator 38-34 in the night’s opener. Emma Cluskey had 16 points and Wright 13 for the Lady Mallards. Morgan Sharisky led Streator with 12 points. Putnam County built a 23-8 halftime lead and went on to topple Bureau Valley 49-35. Daniela Popovich and Stephanie Wilson had 14 points each for the Lady

Panthers. BV, which outscored PC 27-26 in the second half, was led by senior center Nicole Bornsheuer with nine points and Valerie Reuter and Irini Petros with six each. In the nightcap, Princeton took a early 6-2 lead over Midland, but the Lady Timberwolves came on strong to post a 47-31 win. PHS cut a 20-point lead to eight early in the fourth period with Taylor Clark (10 rebounds) netting eight of her team-high 15 points in the second half. Midland got 19 points from Kelsi Russell.

From Page 11 races.  He focused a lot on that part of his training and it was only fitting that this race came down to the last mile where he pulled himself out of the mid to high thirties and made himself an allstater. “You never know how a kid is going to respond on race day at state, if they are going to be overwhelmed by the wow factor. To some small degree, I think Al had some nerves but was able to overcome them.” Keegan said Baldonado holds his future in his own hands, or rather feet. He will continue to get out of it, what he puts in to it. “The only thing that will be a guarantee is the amount of effort that he puts in,” Keegan said. “He is smart enough to realize that he is surrounded by some pretty talented runners that he will see on Saturdays next fall. He is happy with the outcome of his junior year, but already anxious to better it next year.” Opposing runners should take note that Baldonado was unable to run as much as he would have like last summer, bothered by shin splints which forced him to take four days off at a time.

BCR Boys’ Cross Country Runners of the Year

2013 — Al Baldonado, Hall 2012 — Ryan Taylor, Bureau Valley 2011 — Derrick Johnson, Bureau Valley 2010 — Scott Janusick, Hall 2009 — Scott Janusick, Hall 2008 — Scott Janusick, Hall 2007 — Colin Mickow, Princeton 2006 — Matt Morse, St. Bede 2005 — Matt Morse, St. Bede 2004 — Michael Grieve, Bureau Valley 2003 — Gene Kostman, Bureau Valley; Jeff Mills, St. Bede 2002 — Gene Kostman, Bureau Valley 2001 — Jason Bill, Bureau Valley 2000 — Jason Bill, Bureau Valley 1999 — Randy Bill, Bureau Valley 1998 — Jonathan Eckberg, Bureau Valley 1997 — Jonathan Eckberg, Bur. Valley

More training will only make him a better runner during the season. As much as becoming a successful runner, Baldonado also strives to be a team leader and an example for teammates and kids coming up. Although he didn’t know former Hall standout and Runner of the Year Scott Janusick personally, he said to “know that someone from Hall was that good at cross country, I wanted to try to compete with what he did when I was in high school. “I just want to try inspire more kids to get into running and actually want to run instead of just getting in to it to do it,” he said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

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The Bureau County Chapter of Pheasants Forever had a successful youth hunt.

Young hunters experience buck fever Lee Wahlgren

About a month ago, the Bureau County chapter of Pheasants Forever invited youths OUTDOOR COLUMNIST from Bureau County to participate in a live pheasant hunt at Hickory Grove. so many safety-minded The young hunters were hunters, hunting is one hunting over experienced of our safest forms of bird dogs along with outdoor recreation, and experienced handlers. we want to remind huntThe weather was good, ers to make safety their the hunting was good first priority for deer and the young hunters season, and whenever had a great time. Special they’re hunting.” thanks to the Bureau The legal hunting County Pheasants Forev- hours for the firearm er for serving the youth season are one-half hour of Bureau County. before sunrise to one-half Several weeks ago I hour after sunset. Hunttalked to the parents of ers successful in taking a some youth deer hunters deer during the firearm and I asked them: “How season in most coundid your kid react to their ties must register the first deer harvest?” Their deer they harvest online answers were about the through the same in each instance. IDNR website at http:// “They were shakwww.dnr.illinois.gov/ ing when the deer hunting/Pages/HarvestReapproached, and they porting.aspx or by phonwere shaking even more ing 1-866-IL-CHECK. after they shot the white- Hunters using the online tail.” This is the age or phone-in system must old condition known as register their harvest by “buck fever.” You are so 10 p.m. on the day they excited you can hardly take the deer. control your body. And Other upcoming firethis isn’t limited to the arm hunting seasons young people. Some of in the state include the you veterans can think three-day Muzzleloaderback to your first hunts only Deer Season on and I’ll bet you experiDec. 13-15, and the sevenced the same thing. en-day split Late-Winter • The Illinois DepartFirearm Antlerless-only ment of Natural Resourc- Deer Season and Spees (IDNR) is reminding cial CWD Deer Season hunters to make safety on Dec. 26-29 and Jan. a priority as they head 17-19, 2014. to the field for the start • The Spring Valley of the Illinois Firearm Walleye Club’s MemDeer Season this week. bers Only Tournament The seven-day firearm will be held at 8 a.m. deer season opens Nov. Nov. 30 at Barto Land22 through Nov. 24, and ing. First-prize payout is will conclude on Dec. 5 $750 based on a 50-team through Dec. 8. field. This is a catch and “The firearm deer searelease event. son is a great part of our Lee Wahlgren is the hunting heritage in IlliBCR Outdoor Columnist. nois,” said IDNR Director Contact him at pdub51@ Marc Miller. “Thanks to gmail.com

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From Page 11 the three sophomores will only log playing time at the varsity level. “Everyone is working hard, getting ready,” said Kalsto of his team early on who is looking forward to improving on their 4-21 overall record from 2012-2013. “I have a group of kids who will listen, take the information and do whatever they can

to make it happen.” For the first time in his coaching career at LaMoille, Kalsto believes that he can go 12 players deep and give guys breaks. He said they can go as hard as they can and have no dropoffs for a team that looks forward to keeping teams in the 40s and 50s defensively and lead by example. Strengths for Kalsto’s team this season, include their character and the

Al Baldonado (HallJr.): The BCR Runner of the year gained AllState status, placing 17th (15:38) in the IHSA Class 1A finals. He was also the Three Rivers Conference champion and won the Oregon and Kewanee invites. Kane Eastwood (BVSr.): The Bureau Valley senior was a steady No. 2 man for much of the season, highlighted by a 11th place finish at the TRAC Meet. He also finished 43rd at the BV Invite, 46th at Amboy and 11th at the TRAC Meet.

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completely lost their homes. “I’m not talking structure damage or minor damage, house still standing, windows blown out. This stuff was completely flattened to the ground. But everybody’s safe, and that’s the important thing,” said Stevens, the Panthers defensive coordinator, who has taught history and economics for 17 years at Washington. When the storm cleared, the football team began to take care of its own. Stevens first met up with head coach Darryl Crouch at the high school, and they started walking the streets to assess the damage, unable to drive on any streets because of the debris field. They first found the home of a fellow coach and had to dig him out, their comrade laying beneath a couch. “We had to dig him out. I mean, he totally lost his house,” Stevens said. Many of the football team began to show up to lend a hand, arriving by any means possible. “We just started seeing football players show up, scooters, 4-wheelers anything they could use to get around town going to different players’ houses, community members to try to help out. We went to all seven kids that lost their houses and tried to find as many valuables as we possibly could and tried to give them some support.” Stevens and his family character they will demonstrate on the floor. “Win or lose, they will compete and leave it all on the floor,” said Kalsto. “I love it.” The co-op will start the season by traveling to the AFC Tournament where they will face Polo (Nov. 26), Kirkland (Nov. 27), AFC (Nov. 29) and Amboy (Nov. 30) before hosting Little 10 rival EarlvilleLeland (Dec. 6) and LaSalette Academy on Dec. 7.

Ryan Taylor (BV-Sr.): The 2012 BCR Runner of the Year was sidetracked for much of Al the season by Baldonado a foot injury. Early on, he placed 10th at the Princeton Invite. He returned to action as the area’s first finisher in the Bureau Valley Regional with a time a 11th-place time of 17:23. Daniel Trone (BVSr.): With Taylor sidelined, the Bureau Valley senior took over as the No. 1 man for the Storm

for most of the season. He led the Storm at the BV (41st) and Amboy (39th) invites and the TRAC Meet (8th, 17:38.7). He placed 41st at the BV Regional. Andrew Smith (BVSr.): Filled in as the Storm’s No. 4 man for much of the season, moving up to No. 3 (15th place, 18:12.8)

in the Three Rivers Conference Meet.

were spared from injury and mayhem, barely escaping the tornado’s path. He was home sick Sunday morning, when he started receiving text from his wife, Karen, who was with their two kids, Ben and Bryn, at the nearby church. “It ended up missing the church where my wife and kids were about 200 yards,” he said. “It was real scary. She said you better be watching the weather. As as soon as I got up off from my chair, I could hear the sirens going off. Just like they say, it sounded like a train. I could hear it before I saw it, let’s put it that way.” My first job out of college was covering the Washington football team for Tazewell Publishing Company based out of Morton, following the Panthers’ 1985 state championship run. I know from first-hand experience that football brings a source of great pride to the community, much like the folks in Spring Valley and their Red Devil football. A resident interviewed Monday morning by the “Today” show, a husky man wearing a Washing-

ton Panthers ball cap, became emotional when talking about losing his home, but surviving the storm. He said everybody’s going to be OK and proudly adding that, “We have a kick-ass football team.” “I hope it can be a little bit of a distraction from the destruction attending the game possibly Saturday,” Stevens said of the town folk. In the worst of times, Washington has found it’s brought out the best of people, many of whom they don’t even know. The very team Washington beat just the day before the tornado, Normal U-High, fed the Panthers football team before and after Tuesday’s practice at ISU. The Panthers also planned to practice at Eureka College with no power, water, etc. available in Washington. Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, which will host the Panthers in Saturday’s semifinal game, has offered to pay for charter busses for the Washington fans knowing many people lost their vehicles and have no means for transportation. They will also feed

the Washington football team, before and after the game. Stevens said Sycamore coach Joe Ryan, whose team is in the opposite semifinal bracket of 5A, is a native of rival Metamora and formerly was head coach at Princeton, called to see how they can help as well at Joliet Catholic Academy. Bureau County is teaming together to show our support to the people who were devastated by the terrific event. Visit our Facebook page to see how you can help. It is times like this that we need to help each other. They could use our prayers, too. • Along with Stevens and Ryan, two other Princeton connections are in the semifinals. Former Tiger running back Aaron Towne (PHS ‘95) is the offensive coordinator for Lake Zurich. Kyle Patterson, son of former Tiger lineman Jeff Patterson (‘81),is a middle linebacker for Geneseo. Jeff was part of PHS’ famed “Bermuda Triangle” line. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact at khieronymus@bcrnews.com.

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2013-14 DePue girls basketball preview

Scoreboard

‘People will notice a difference’

Junior high boys

​By Derek Johnson sports@bcrnews.com

DEPUE — The DePue Lady Little Giants will be hitting the floor with a new head coach when they begin the season in less than a week. Coach Peter Perkins, former Pembroke consolidated school district athletic director and semi-pro coach, says at the core of his team there will be effort “I’m not going to say that we are going to go undefeated or anything, but people are going to notice the differences. They will be able to tell,” Perkins said. This is Perkins’ first head coaching position at the high school level. The young Lady Giants will enter the 2013-14 campaign without a single senior on the squad. Juniors Lindsey Werkau and Jazmyn Perez will be likely leaders for DePue. “Lindsey Werkau is shooting with confidence and Jazmyn Perez is very scrappy,” Perkins said. Other juniors include Jocalyn Salazar, Mercedes Ruiz and Angelica Moreno.

In addition, there are five sophomores who will play varsity basketball for the Lady Giants including Vanessa Rosales, Jessica Gavinas, Maria Arbelos, Marisol Arios, and Maricela Garcia. There will also be two freshman playing varsity minutes: Jessica Gavinas and Larisa Moya. “The core of the program is sophomores,” Perkins said. Perkins was unable to take advantage of early year practices as he had not yet gotten the job. He has been running practices since IHSA rules allowed for them to begin. Perkins expects that the Giants will surprise many people in the area. DePue starts its season on Monday, and they will face the formidable Putnam County in their debut. Perkins graduated from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and comes to the area via Kankakee. He was recently married and now lives in LaSalle with his wife. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com

DePue Lady Little Giants varsity roster

No. Name Yr. Ht Pos. 1 Merisol Rios So. 5-4 G/F 3 Lyndsey Werkau Jr. 5-9 G 5 Vanessa Rosales So 5-1 G 11 Andrea Cortez So. 5-4 G/F 13 Jessica Gavina So. 5-2 G 15 Monica Gavina Fr. 5-3 G 21 Mercedes Ruiz Jr. 5-4 G/F 31 Lupe Moreno So. 5-4 G 32 Larisa Moya Fr. 5-1 G/F 33 Angelica Moreno Jr. 5-1 G 35 Maria Arevalo So. 5-6 G/F 41 Jazmyn Perez Jr. 5-7 F/C 45 Jocelyn Salazar Jr. 5-3 F/C Head coach: Peter Perkins (first year).

DePue fresh/soph Lizbethe Arellana (Fr.), Maria Arevalo (So.), Andrea Cruz (So.), Marisela Garcia (So.), Monica Gavina (5-3), Jennifer Hernandez (Fr.), Larissa Moya (Fr.), Leah Peek (Fr.), Nina Ponce (Fr.), Merisol Rios (5-4), Vanessa Rosales (So.).

Basketball

At DePue

7th grade: BV North 31, DePue 10. BVN (7-4, 3-1): Shipp 12, Erickson 11. DePue: Perry 5. 8th grade: DePue 36, BV North 29. BVN (4-7, 2-2): Petros 11, Brown 8. DePue: Strong 23, Moreno 8. High School boys LaMoille/Ohio schedule

11/25-29 @ AFC Tournament TBA 12/03 vs. Woodland 7:30 p.m. 12/06 vs. Earlville-Leland 7 p.m. 12/07 vs. LaSalette Academy 6 p.m. 12/10 @ Henry 7:30 p.m. 12/13 @ Somonauk 7 p.m. 12/19 @ Annawan 7:30 p.m. 12/20 @ Kirkland 7 p.m. 12/26-30 @ Marseille Tournament TBA 1/07 vs. AFC @ Ohio 7 p.m. 1/10 vs. Indian Creek 7 p.m. 1/14 @ DePue 7:30 p.m. 1/17 @ HBR 7 p.m. 1/21 vs. Newark 7 p.m. 2/03-07 Little 10 Varsity Tournament TBA 2/11 @ Earlville-Leland 7 p.m. 2/14 @ Serena 7 p.m. 2/21 vs. Paw Paw 7 p.m. 2/24 @ Regionals TBA High school girls Princeton Holiday Tournament

Lady Giants schedule

11/25 vs. Putnam County 6 p.m. 11/29 @ Calvary Tournament TBA 11/30 @ Calvary Tournament TBA 12/03 vs. Paw Paw 6 p.m. 12/05 @ R-B/LPW 6 p.m. 12/12 @ Midland 6 p.m. 12/16 vs. Galva 6 p.m. 12/19 vs. Ottawa Marquette 6 p.m. 1/07 @ Earlville/Leland 5:30 p.m. 1/09 vs. Peoria Christian 6 p.m. 1/16 @ Henry 6 p.m. 1/18 @ Tri-County Tournament TBA 2/03 vs. LaMoille 6 p.m. 2/10 @ Regionals TBA

Blue Pool: Stark County 1-0, LaMoile/Ohio 1-0, Midland 1-1, Princeton 0-2, White Pool: Putnam County 2-0, Henry 1-0, Bureau Valley 0-1, Streator 0-2. Monday: Henry 38, Streator 34 PC 49, BV 35 Midland 47, Princeton 31 Tuesday: Putnam County 65, Streator 21 Stark County 73, Midland 30 LaMoille/Ohio 61, Princeton 29 Thursday: Bureau Valley vs. Henry at 5 p.m., LaMoille/Ohio vs. Midland, 6:30 p.m., Princeton vs. Stark County at 8 p.m. Friday: Putnam County vs. Henry, 5 p.m., Streator vs. Bureau Valley, 6:30 p.m., Stark County vs. LaMoille, 8 p.m.

Saturday: 4th Blue vs. 4th White, 3 p.m. (7th place), 3rd Blue vs. 3rd White, 4:30 p.m. (5th place), 2nd Blue vs. 2nd White, 6 p.m. (3rd place), 1st Blue vs. 1st White, 7 p.m. (title). Streator 7 5 8 14 - 34 Henry 8 1 10 19 - 38 Henry (1-0): Cluskey 16, Wright 13. Streator 12. Bureau Valley 2 6 15 12 - 35 Putnam County 14 9 16 11 - 49 BV: Bickett 1 0-0 2, Arnadotir 0 0-0 0, Bornsheuer 3 3-5 9, V. Reuter 3 0-0 6, DeVenney 1 (1) 0-0 3, Bennett 1 2-6 4, S. Reuter 0 0-0 0, Kepner 2 (1) 0-0 5, Petros 2 2-5 6. Totals: 13 (2) 7-16 35. Fouls: 17. PC: Rehn 2 2-5 6, Gonet 2 (1) 0-0 5, Pavolich 6 (2) 0-1 14, Pettit 1 0-0 2, Wilson 7 0-0 14 Warren 0 0-1 0, A. Voss 0 1-3 1, V. Voss 1 1-2 3. Totals: 21 (3) 4-12 49. Fouls: 19 (V. Voss). Midland 9 15 10 12 - 46 Princeton 6 8 1 0 7 - 31 Midland: Foster 9, Bessler 3 3-5 9, Corbol 1 0-0 2, Russell 8 3-6 19, Toepper 3 1-3 7, Totals: 17 (1) 11-22 46. Fouls: 19. PHS: Barajas 1 1-2 3, Farrell 1 0-2 2, VanDenBussche 0 2-2 2, Strom 1 0-0 2, Frank 0 0-0 0, Clark 6 (1) 2-4 15, Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Sims 0 0-0 0, Schmidt 0 2-4 2, Hughes 1 3-4 5. Totals: 10 (1) 10-18 31. Fouls: 20 (Schmidt 5). L/O   11 15 19 16 - 61 Princeton     6 7 11 5 - 29 L/O (1-0) - Browning 7-18 (2-5) 1-3 17, Geuther 5-9 2-7 12, V. Martinez 5-12 1-3 11, Bennett 3-6 (0-2) 0-0 6, S. Martinez 2-7 4-4 8, Hughes 1-8 0-2 2, Graham 1-4 0-2 2, Kahly 1-1 0-0 2, Schrader 0-4 1-5 1, Conners 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-69 (2-7) 9-26 61. Rebounds: 57 (V. Martinez 17, Geuther 16). Turnovers: 20. PHS (0-2) - Farrell 3-12 2-5 8, Clark 2-8 (0-3) 2-4 6, Hughes 1-5 4-6 6, Strom 2-15 (1-5) 0-0 5, Rhodes 1-4 2-4 4, Sims 0-3 0-0 0, Hendrickson 0-1 0-0 0, VanDenBussche 0-1 0-0 0, Frank 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 9-49 (1-8) 10-19 29. Rebounds: 33 (Clark 9). Turnovers: 27. Streator 4 7 2 8 - 21 Putnam County 18 25 15 7 - 65 PC: Rehn 2 2-2 6, Gonet 2 (1) 5-6 10, Pavolich 6 (1) 8-11 21, Pettit 3 0-0 6, Wilson

0 0-1 0, Warren 2 0-0 4, A. Voss 2 1-4 5, V. Voss 2 1-1 5, Haage 0 1-2 1, M. Voss 2 0-0 4. Totals: 22 (2) 18-29 65. Fouls: 19. Oregon Tip-Off Tournament

Pool A: Fulton, Rockford Lutheran, Polo. Pool B: Hall vs. Prophetstown, Rockford Christian. Pool C: Amboy, Oregon, Ottawa Marquette. Pool D: Mendota, Milledgeville, Pecatonica Thursday: At Blackhawk Center - Lutheran vs. Polo, 5:45 p.m., Amboy vs. Ottawa Marquette, 7:15 p.m. At Oregon High School. Prophetstown vs. Rockford Christian, 5:45 p.m., Milledgeville vs. Pecatonica, 7:15 p.m. Friday: At Blackhawk Center - Polo vs. Fulton, 5:45 p.m., Oregon vs. Ottawa Marquette, 7:15 p.m. At Oregon High School - Rockford Christian vs. Hall, 5:45 p.m., Mendota vs. Pecatonica, 7:15 p.m. Saturday’s games • Pool A 3rd vs. Pool B 3rd, 11 a.m. • Pool C 3rd vs. Pool D 3rd, 11 a.m. • Pool A 2nd vs. Pool B 2nd, 12:30 • Pool C 2nd vs. Pool D 2nd, 12:30 • Pool A 1st vs. Pool B 1st, 2 • Pool C 1st vs. Pool D 1st, 2 • 11th place, 4 • 9th place, 4 • 7th place, 5:30 • 5th place, 5:30 • 3rd place, 7 • Championship 7 At Pontiac

Bradley-Bourbonnais 67, Ottawa 43 Pontiac 71, L-P 44 Brimfield Turkey Tournament

Friday: Princeville vs. Kewanee, 5 p.m., St. Bede vs. LeRoy, 6:30 p.m., Wethersfield vs. Brimfield, 8 p.m. Saturday: Wethersfield vs. Kewanee, 5 p.m., LeRoy vs. Princeville, 6:30 p.m., Brimfield vs. St. Bede, 8 p.m. Nov. 27: Brimfield vs. LeRoy, 5 p.m., Princeville vs. Wethersfield, 6:30 p.m., Kewanee vs. St. Bede, 8 p.m. Nov. 29: Kewanee vs. LeRoy, 5 p.m., St. Bede vs. Wethersfield, 6:30 p.m., Princeville vs. Brimfield, 8 p.m. Nov. 30: St. Bede vs. Princeville, 12:30 p.m., LeRoy vs. Wethersfield, 2 p.m., vs. Brimfield vs. Kewanee, 3:30 p.m.

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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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Jimmie Johnson ends 2013 Chase with sixth Spring Cup title Even before he secured his sixth Sprint Cup championship with a ninth-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jimmie Johnson was considered one of the greatest NASCAR drivers ever. The questions for many now become how long he and Chad Knaus, his crew chief since the start of his Cup career, can keep on dominating the series and where they will end up on the all-time winners lists in NASCAR. Denny Hamlin, who won the season finale to extend his own record to eight consecutive seasons with at least one win, is among those who have challenged Johnson for a title but come up short. In 2010, Hamlin led the series in victories with eight and took a 15-point lead over Johnson in the season finale only to lose the championship to him. Hamlin said Sunday that Johnson’s team stands apart from the rest because it usually doesn’t make errors when the pressure is on. “They just don’t make any mistakes,” he said. “They don’t have 20th or worse finishes that it seems like every one team has throughout the Chase, whether it be a superspeedway or whatever. You have to beat him on performance. To do that, that’s really hard.”

He said that Johnson, who has 66 career Cup wins, is the best NASCAR driver of all time. “Unfortunately, we’re racing during the Jimmie Johnson era,” Hamlin said. “We’re just unlucky in that sense. I think being out there and racing with him, I can say that I think he’s the best that there ever was. He’s racing against competition that is tougher than this sport’s ever seen.” Hamlin’s teammate Matt Kenseth, who finished second to Hamlin at Homestead and second to Johnson in the championship standings, agreed that Johnson’s success is unparalleled. “Jimmie and that team are obviously unbelievable,” Kenseth said. “Never seen anything like this in the sport and probably will never see anything like it again. It’s amazing with as tight as the rules are, multi-car teams, information sharing, and all that stuff. It’s amazing they can figure out how to do that year after year.” Johnson’s championship puts him within one of the sport’s all-time record of seven, which is shared by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. Petty said that making comparisons between his and Earnhardt’s and Johnson’s records is meaningless because they were set in differ-

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Jimmie Johnson takes a victory lap in his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet after capturing his sixth Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday at HomesteadMiami Speedway.

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Jimmie Johnson, right, hoists the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Trophy as crew chief Chad Knaus, left, looks on. ent eras, under different circumstances. “Earnhardt did his thing in his time against his competition,” Petty said. “I did mine against my competition and [Johnson’s] doing his thing against his competition. “We didn’t compete

with each other. In other words, he wasn’t there to race against Richard Petty or Earnhardt, and we didn’t have to race against Jimmie Johnson, either. You can’t compare. It’s not apples and apples. It’s apples and oranges.” Petty did say that he

and Johnson do share one major factor in that they both have done the bulk of their winning with the same crew chief — Johnson with Chad Knaus and Petty with his cousin Dale Inman. “It’s everything,” Petty said of the chemistry between driver and crew chief. “It’s just like me and Dale Inman. It was like a one-operation show with two people, so you’ve got to have that. It doesn’t make any difference if it’s football or baseball or whatever.” Petty also said that Johnson and Knaus likely would keep on winning

for some time to come. “He’s liable to go to eight to 10 [championships],” he said. In his champion’s interview, Johnson seemed comfortable with his greatness, as described by those around him. “I’m humbled by the nice things that have been said by competitors and owners, my peers in this industry,” he said. “I think their opinion is very important. I don’t think my opinion matters. It’s not for the athlete, the driver. It’s bestowed upon you, it’s passed down from others.”

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Businesses planning promotions to lure shoppers Early Black Friday specials, Small Business Saturday set By Lyle Ganther lganther@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Savvy shoppers can get some of their holiday shopping done early this year with special promotions planned for the next two weekends. Many Princeton businesses will be offering Early Black Friday specials to lure shoppers to their stores as part of the full slate of Princeton Christmas Open House

activities this Friday through Sunday. “This is the first year we have added this to the events on Friday night,” said Kim Frey, director of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce. “Many stores will be participating, some all day and others on Friday night only. We have also added more live window displays and Secret Santas to increase visitors and traffic on Friday night. We wanted to offer visitors some-

thing else to do after the Christmas tree is lit (at Darius Miller Park).” In addition to early Black Friday specials, Small Business Saturday will be marked this year by many Bureau County small businesses the next weekend on Nov. 30. This is the fourth year of this celebration, an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on Nov. 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box

retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. In 2012, consumers spent $5.5 billion with independent merchants on this day, according to the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express. Frey said Small Business Saturday is a national initiative aimed at get-

Santa for pet photo nights planned PERU — Furry four legged friends will put their best paws forward while posing with Santa for pet photo nights at Peru Mall. The jolly man will be available Tuesdays in December to take photographs with pets and their human companions, creating a memorable

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equipment. Pet owners can view photos immediately. Several different photo packages are available. To ensure event success, Santa has a few requests. Owners and pets must enter and exit through the entrance near Bergner’s and Marshalls on the mall’s

east side. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier, and no pets will be allowed beyond the Santa set. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. For more information, visit www.perumall.com or call (815) 223-7600.

ting consumers to spend locally and support the small businesses in their communities for at least one day during the holiday shopping season. The Princeton Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of this program, Frey said. It is a win-win for everyone when people shop small businesses, the heartbeat of communities, added Frey. “It gives retailers a huge boost for them, and it is important for everyone to shop local,” she said. “It is so important to shop local first. We have seen increased traf-

fic each year on Small Business Saturday.” To make Small Business Saturday a success, it’s important for everyone to get involved, Frey said. “Not only are these small business owners our friends and our neighbors, but they are the driving force behind our regional economy,” Frey said. “For every $100 spent at locally-owned independent stores, more than half of it returns to the regional economy through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.” Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Farm Bureau hosts ugly sweater party PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee will host an Ugly Sweater Party at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Ye Olde Underground Inn in Princeton. The event is for Farm Bureau members ages 18-35. A dinner will be served,

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Property Transfers The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: Nov. 4, 2013 Donna Gillette and Bonnie Kretsos to Mary and Randall Coomer, warranty deed, part of Sections 25 and 36 in Concord Township, $1,288,500. Patricia and Silvero Napules Jr. to Jeremy Morales, warranty deed, Lot 215 in Bird Haven South Phase 3, Princeton, $145,000. Nov. 5, 2013 James and Laura Prendergast to Brad and Jessica Strouss, trustees’ deed, Lot 4 in Charter

Hill Estates, Princeton, $185,000. Nov. 6, 2013 Duane Cathelyn and Sandra Vandermeersch to Jerry Byers, trustees’ deed, all of Lot 89 and part of Lot 90 in Mineral, $52,500. Northern Grain Marketing LLC to Lenore and Roger Craine, warranty deed, part of Section 10 in Neponset Township, $35,000. Vivian King to Amber and Justin Jannie, joint tenancy deed, Lots 7-8 in Block 9 in Tomlinson’s Addition, Mineral, $30,000. Nov. 7, 2013 Clay Skinner to Justin Hamm, warranty deed,

part of Lot 14 and all of Lot 17 in L.J. Conner’s Addition, Princeton, $50,000. Paul Swanlund to Patricia Peterson and Mary Woodley, warranty deed, part of Sections 18-19 in Selby Township, $100,000. Nov. 8, 2013 Kathleen Hollonbeck to Johnathan Gosch, warranty deed, Lots 9-10 in Block 14 in Sheffield, $11,000. Ann and Mark Holman to Ken Yacobozzi, warranty deed, part of Section 18 in Arispie Township, $619,000. Avanti Foods Co. to Stephen Migliorini, warranty deed, part of Lot 5

in Block 1 in Union Addition, Princeton, $25,000. Robyn Washer to Dustin Woolford, warranty deed, part of Lots 12-13 in King’s Addition, Princeton, $105,000. Sandra Miller to Thomas Lucas, warranty deed, part of Section 32 in Greenville Township, $1,500. Debra and Eleanor Taylor to Patricia and Scott Schmidt, trustees’ deed, Lots 9-10 in Block 7 in West Addition, Princeton, $125,000. Kim Curley and Gorden Richmond to Kathleen and Paul Swanlund, trustees’ deed, Lots 11-12 in Bock 2 in Brown’s Addition, Wyanet, $43,000.

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LegalNotices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER ) OF MANLIUS ) DRAINAGE ) DISTRICT NO. 1 ) NO. 73-MC-10 DRAINAGE NOTICE OF FILING ANNUAL REPORT NOTICE is hereby given that the Commissioners of said Manlius Drainage District No. 1 have filed in the Circuit Court of Bureau County, Illinois, their report showing the amount of money received by said District since their preceding report, and the manner in which the funds have been expended during that period; that said report also contains an itemized statement of Notes, Bonds and Orders, if any, outstanding and unpaid at the close of the report, and the balance on hand with the Treasurer of said District, and their proposal to accept same. Any owner of land within the District may file an objection to the report with the Clerk of the Circuit Court by no later than December 2, 2013, in which event a hearing on said report will be held with the

Court hearing evidence on any and all objections that may be urged against said report and evidence in support thereof. Dated: November 15, 2013 MARY C. DREMANN Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County William S. Beneke ARDC No. 6182046 RUSSELL, ENGLISH, SCOMA & BENEKE, P.C. Ten Park Avenue West Princeton, IL 61356 815/875-4555 Published in the Bureau County Republican Nov. 21, 2013. NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on November 14, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Hall Trucking located at 312 Front Street, Malden, IL 61337. Dated this 14th day of November, 2013. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Nov. 21, 28 and Dec. 5, 2013.

ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR PUBLICATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING: June 30, 2013 Copies of the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013 will be available for public inspection in the school district-joint agreement administrative office by December 1, 2013. Individuals wanting to review this Annual Statement of Affairs should contact: LaMoille C.U.S.D. No. 303 P.O. Box 470, LaMoille, IL 61330 815-638-2018. 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Also by January 15, 2014 the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013, will be posted on the Illinois State Board of Educations website @ www.isbe.net. Statement of Operations as of June 30, 2013. Educational: Local Sources 1,338,361; State Sources 581,268 ; Federal Sources 224,090 ; Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 2,143,719 ; Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures 2,196,502; Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 2,655,664 ; Ending Fund Balances - June 30, 2013 2,602,881 . Operations & Maintenance: Local Sources 339,893; Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 339,893 ; Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures 228,427; Other Sources/Uses of Funds 190; Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 718,211 ; Ending Fund Balances - June 30, 2013 829,867 . Debt Services: Local Sources 200,078; Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 200,078; Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures 198,967; Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 39,201; Ending Fund Balances - July 30, 2013 40,312. Transportation: Local Sources 76,934; State Sources 231,905; Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 308,839; Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures 285,727; Other Sources/Uses of Funds 3,340

Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 (113,850); Ending Fund Balances - June 30, 2013 (87,398). Municipal Retirement/Social Security: Local Sources 135,946; Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 135,946; Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures 104,787; Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 106,519 ; Ending Fund Balances - June 30, 2013 137,678. Working Cash: Local Sources 20,726; Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 20,726; Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 778,344 ; Ending Fund Balances - June 30, 2013 799,070 . Tort: Local Sources 148,365; Total Direct Receipts/ Revenues 148,365; Total Direct Disbursements/ Expenditures 109,313; Beginning Fund Balances July 1, 2012 51,534; Ending Fund Balances - June 30, 2013 90,586. Fire Prevention & Safety: Local Sources 18,654 Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 18,654; Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures 128,467; Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 291,114; Ending Fund Balances - June 30, 2013 181,301. GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less than $25,000 Jerilynn Atherton, Rhiannon Baker, Susan Brown, Angela Darveau, Gretchen Fitzpatrick, Kurt Folk, John Jackson, Theresa Kostello, Judith Kriz, Nancy Lowry, Maureen McGill, Laura Morris, Allen Obendorf, Holli Rapp, Corey Sapp, Bethany Sarff, Katie Shevokas, Barbara Stuepfert, Debra Suplee, Janis Watkins, Lynne Weber, Vicki Wujek, Richard Wulf, Brock Zinke Salary Range: $25,000-$39,999: Debra Bartman, Mary Boehm, Heather Flynn, Katie Klein, Matthew Krug, Christine Raley Salary Range: $40,000-$59,999: Carol Darveau, Lourde Finkle, Amanda Fischer, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Brent Kalsto, Alexandra Krug, Emily Leffelman, Tara Robinson, Amy Schwamberger, Toni Sellett, Virginia Shaw, Tammy Tieman, Linda Whitmore, Jennifer Williams, Mary Woodley, Brent Ziegler, Barbara Zimmerman Salary Range: $60,000-$89,999: James Brandau Salary Range: $90,000 and over: Colette Sutton GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000: Audrey Barlow, Janice Becker, Brittany Bejster, Joanne Bejster, Blair Bickett, James Brandau, Brenda Carbajal, Karen Carlson, Brian Chasteen, Julie Chasteen, Denise Cromwell, Howard Cromwell, Troy Cromwell, Julie Deihl, Wanda DeLong, Sharon File, Bradley Fischer, Janice Geuther, Richard Gross, Michelle Hartford, Melva Hassler, Bryn Hovde, Sara Jauch, Sharon Johnson, Joan Kehoe, Kristy Kessel, Cynthia King, Charles Lovgren, Newton Lundquist, Brittany Maggio, Hallie May, Robert Mellen, Jennifer Nowacki, Barbara Oleson, Brian Pinter, Jeffery Reed, Melinda Ringenberg, Bethany Sarff, Richard Scheffler, Donna Shaw, Kenneth Shrimplin, Cecelia Smith, Lori Sprung, Debra Suplee, Gladys VanNorden, Ralph Wedekind Jacqueline Whitmore, Judith Wittrock, Vicki Wujek Alexis Zimmerlein, Julie Zinke Salary Range: $25,000-$39,999: Vernon Bejster, Bradley Geuther, Keith Heinzeroth Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999: Janice Klein Payments over $2,500, excluding wages and salaries. Person, Firm, Aggregate Amount Advanced Environmental 4,588 AED Essentials 2,515 AFT Local #4347 15,339 Ag View FS 7,794 Amboy High School 3,821 Ameren Illinois 32,185 American Funds 55,748 Anthony Roofing 16,980 Arkels Construction 3,571 Blue Cross Blue Shield 186,086 BMP Special Ed Co-op 35,338 Capital One Bank 20,645 Children’s Home 27,300

Citizens First State Bank 113,438 Common Goal Systems 4,401 Comtech Holdings 15,391 Constellation NewEnergy 19,931 Department of the Treasury 288,586 Earthgrains Company 4,416 Robin Engel 63,100 EPIC Life Insurance 6,387 Ficek Electric Systems 20,610 First State Bank 95,601 Foley & Foley 7,575 Fox River Foods 36,997 Frontier 9,915 Garaventa USA 12,768 Haddock Corporation 11,937 I.D.E.S. 12,422 I.A.S.B. 2,637 Illinois Department of Revenue 78,750 I.M.R.F. 70,194 Illinois School District Agency 24,878 Illinois Vally Business Equipment 7,853 Illinois Valley Cellular 4,386 R. Johnson Architects 3,807 Johnson Carpet 3,117 Bill Klein Construction 3,049 Kmetz Architects 3,994 Kone, Inc 3,448 La Moille C.U.S.D. #303 6698 La Moille Revolving Fund 14281 LaSalle-Peru Area Career 15915 Lincoln National Life 3902 Locker Room 3910 Malden C.C.S.D. #84 40014 Midwest Bus Sales 47541 Midwest Transit Equipment 7419 Nicor Gas 4053 North Central Illinois Milk 15764 Northern Partners Coop 29721 Ohio Grade School 3034 Pearson Education 3201 Perma-Bound 2906 Pottinger Concrete 11600 Quentech 11849 Quill Corporation 4448 Sadnick Welding Service 18400 Sovereign Leasing 23478 Specialty Floors 2851 Sunrise Supply 6761 Teachers Health Insurance 21088 Teachers Retirement System 151258 Urbanowski Builders 28470 Vaessen Brothers Chevrolet 11748 West Side Masonry 3550 W.C.S.I.T. 28703 Wilcoxson & Associates 9000 Wyanet Carpet 4360 Published in the Bureau County Republican Nov. 21, 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: 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. Visit us at www.bcrnews.com


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Princeton Christmas Open House The spirit of the season will be alive and well this weekend, as Princeton kicks off its holiday open house. Events are planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Santa will arrive via a Princeton fire truck to light the city’s Christmas tree at Darius Miller Park, and eventgoers can enjoy a variety of other activities including the search for Secret Santas, and early Black Friday specials. More fun is in store on Saturday and Sunday, including the Bureau County Chorus, story telling by Mick Henneberry, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, Festival 56 at Heartland Bank, a trolley, Bellringers at the Clark House, the Covered Bridge Barbershop Chorus, the Mini-Trees Festival at the Prairie Arts Center, visits with Santa in the Prouty Building and more. For a complete schedule, see www.princetonchamber-il.com. BCR file photo

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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar Nov. 25 Buda Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Bureau Valley School Board, 7 p.m., administration building Cherry Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall DePue Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Ohio High School Board, 7 p.m., library Ohio Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Princeton Elementary School Board, 7 p.m., library Spring Valley City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers

Nov. 26 Ladd Village Board, 6:30 p.m., council chambers LaMoille Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall

Nov. 27 Princeton High School Board, 6 p.m., library

Nov. 28 E911, 7 p.m., Emergency Telephone System Boardroom Malden Village Board, 6 p.m., village hall

Auction Calendar 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 & Auction Inc., auctioneers. Dec. 14 – Shipp estate, real estate, 10 a.m., 431 E. Main St., Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, 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. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsimon@bcrnews.com. Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line.

What Bureau County United Way dollars go for … Girl Scouts of Central Illinois We at Girl Scouts of Central Illinois are happy to partner with United Way of Bureau County to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in the Bureau County area. So far, more than 4,700 area girls have experienced the potentially life-changing effects of Girl Scouting in this year alone. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, and United Way of Bureau County helps us do so with programs that are available to all girls regardless of race, religion, ability or economic status. Girl Scouts of Central Illinois offers programming across six primary focus areas — financial literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the arts, travel, health and wellness, and outdoor/environmental education — in addition to providing numerous opportunities for girls to discover their values and develop their character and leadership potential. Participants not only receive exciting, relevant curricula on topics such as making healthy choices, goal-setting and bully prevention, but are also able to participate in events at

which they meet and learn from female professionals, from judges to engineers. We are also able to help facilitate camp attendance at beautiful Camp Tapawingo, where girls experience the wonders of summer camp — including our popular equestrian program. Thanks to United Way of Bureau County, girls from our area are able to have experiences which we adults may take for granted, but which can be life changing — especially for girls with limited opportunities. We are committed to making these opportunities available to all girls, so that all girls have access to the tools they need to grow strong, regardless of their family’s financial situation, and to meet the needs of all girls, so they can change the way they live their lives and the way they see the world and their place in it. 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 $120,000.00

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November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Frosty temperatures have already destroyed the blooms on many summer plants, a sure sign that winter weather isn’t far away. While it’s not yet time to start shoveling snow, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are encouraging people to begin preparing now for extreme cold, snow and ice. IEMA and the NWS will highlight winter weather preparedness throughout November as part of their annual Winter Weather Preparedness campaign. “In Illinois, it’s a question of when snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures will hit, not if they will occur,” said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. “Getting caught unprepared may not be just inconvenient, it could be dangerous. Now’s the time to take a few minutes to put together your home and vehicle emergency supply kits and review the steps you should take to stay safe during hazardous winter weather.” According to the NWS, there were eight deaths related to extreme cold temperatures nationwide in calendar year

2012. That number is significantly lower than the 10-year national average of 27 fatalities. All of the 2012 cold-related fatalities occurred outdoors, including three deaths in Illinois. Since 1995, 134 fatalities related to cold temperatures have occurred in Illinois, making it the second-leading cause of weather-related deaths in Illinois in the past 18 years. “There are several dangerous health conditions that can occur in winter weather,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck. “It’s important to watch for signs of being too cold or over exertion. Hypothermia, when a person’s body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit, can occur both outdoors and indoors and can be fatal. Frostbite, when skin becomes stiff and numb, can cause tissue damage. And watch for signs of over exertion, such as chest pain, when shoveling snow. Know the warning signs of dangerous cold weather health conditions in order to stay safe and healthy during the winter.” To help Illinois residents prepare for winter, IEMA, the NWS and the American Red Cross

developed a winter weather preparedness guide that covers winter weather terms and tips for staying safe at home, in the car and at school. The guide is available on the Ready Illinois website at www.Ready.Illinois.gov or by calling 217-785-9925. “Preparing well in advance of winter weather is really the best way to cope when snow, ice and cold temperatures affect us,” said Chris Miller, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the NWS office in Lincoln. “Now is the time to prepare your vehicle and house for winter conditions. Make sure you have blankets, non-perishable food, boots, extra clothing and other items in your car to ride out the storm in case you are stranded or waiting for a tow. At home, make sure you have enough essential items to ride out a storm, in some cases without power, for three days at the very least.” For more information about winter weather preparedness, including the Weathering Winter guide from the Illinois Department of Public Health, visit the Ready Illinois website at www. Ready.Illinois.gov.

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All about you Anniversaries 30th Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sampson of Princeton, Nov. 19. 50th Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott Gerbitz of Walnut, Nov. 23. Mr. ad Mrs. Thomas Shaw of Granville, Oct. 26

Birthdays Nov. 21 • Doug Janes • Dick Hobrock • Gail McCauley • Shane Whittington Nov. 22 • Susan Gorman • Lee Sarver • Tiffany Cain • Hazel Mae Townsend • Kent Harmon • Kendall Hudson • Dolores Crowder • Julie Eilers Nov. 23 • Jennifer Smith • Penny Brown

Nov. 24 • Meagan Johnson • Debi Nekola Nov. 25 • Brian Butler Nov. 26 • Dan Nordstrom • Nancy Erickson • Tylene Browne • Paul Sarff Nov. 27 • Jacob Weeks • Curt Johnson • Peg Moon • Chad Bernabei • Susan Clark • Regan Hubbard

Births Baima — Ryan Baima and Lyndsey Nguyen of Princeton, daughter, Nov. 5. Brunoehler — Aaron Brunoehler and Whitney Burden of Buda, son, Nov. 5. McNeeley — R. Andrew McNeeley and Jill Waugamon of Princeton, son, Nov. 8. Vacca — Timothy and Renee (Roth) Vacca of Spring Valley, daughter, Nov. 8.

Death Notices Bomleny — David G. Bomleny, 62, of Walnut, Nov. 13. Burcham — Jeffrey Burcham, 52, of Spring Valley, formerly of Princeton, Nov. 8. Judy — William V. Judy, 92, of LaMoille, Nov. 11. Lundeen — Charleen (Elliott) Lundeen, 75, formerly of Princeton, Sept. 25. Schmidgall — Viola Schmidgall, 96, of Tiskilwa, Nov. 14 Stodghill — Leona M. Stodghill, 76, of Buda, Nov. 12. Stone — Charlene K. Stone, 76, of Princeton, Nov. 11. Wilson — Cecil Burdette Wilson, 95, of Princeton, Nov. 10

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. 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 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 815-872-5150.

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. Saturday, Nov. 23. 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.

Turtle fry MANLIUS — The Manlius Sportsmen’s Club will host a turtle fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased from a club member or call 815-

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At 7 p.m. the Dixon Municipal Band will hold its annual holiday concert at the Historic Dixon Theatre.

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CHERRY — Christmas in Cherry will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 on Main Street. There will be a vendor sale in the Cherry Grade School gym from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The Grand Parade will take place at 11 a.m. At Holy Trinity Hall, there will be Magic by Cory, Santa, a photo booth, bingo and a bake sale. Cherry United Church of Christ, Dimond Bros. Insurance and State Bake of Cherry will all have open houses. There will be a furry friends petty zoo. The Cherry Library will be open with face painting, hair braiding and crafts.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Christmas parade will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade will start at Maria’s Pizza (former Nelson Drug Store) and continue down Main Street to Soldiers and Sailors Park. Santa Claus will be in the parade. Santa’s helpers will collect items for the food pantry along the parade route.

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, Dec. 5, in the downtown banquet centre at Fitzgeralds. Participants will paint with local artists while enjoying wine from Fitzgeralds. To register, visit www.princetonartsacademy.com.

Christmas Walk DIXON — Dixon Main Street and the Dixon Chamber of Commerce present the 25th annual Dixon Christmas walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. A tree lighting ceremony will kick off the night in front of the KSB Hospital and feature the arrival of Santa Claus and songs by the Reagan Middle School choir. There will be a lighted holiday parade at 7 p.m. and the Great Snowball Drop will take place in front of Dixon Paint Co.’s new location. There will be a breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Lee County Senior Center and Post House Ballroom.

Snowman parade LADD — Area residents, businesses or organizations are invited to participate in a Snowman Parade at 5 p.m. Saturday, 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 815-894-2092 or email hocking4@comcast.net.

Christmas House Walk SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital Foundation presents Home for the Holidays Christmas House Walk from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Six homes, decorated for the holidays, will open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours. The ticket price is $25 per person. St. Margaret’s Gift Shop will serve hot tea and homemade cookies during the house walk. Advance sales only. Tickets are available at Hy-Vee Grocery Store, Hackman insurance, Dr. Le Ceresa’s Office, Tri-City Frock Shop, Studio 718, August Hill Winery, Spring Valley City Bank and St. Margaret’s Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit the St. Margaret’s Esophageal and Colon Cancer Center currently under construction.

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Food court With the holidays coming, I thought some different salads would help you in putting your meals together for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. A great salad always seems to make your meal complete.

Fluffy Fruit Salad 2 20-ounce cans unsweetened crushed pineapple 2/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons allpurpose flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 15-ounce cans fruit cocktail, drained 2 11-ounce cans mandarin oranges, drained 2 bananas, sliced 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice in a small saucepan. Set pineapple aside. To saucepan, add sugar, flour, eggs, orange juice, lemon juice and oil; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, remove from the heat and let cool. In a salad bowl, combine the pineapple, fruit cocktail, oranges and bananas; fold in whipped cream and cooled sauce. Chill for several hours before serving. Serves 12 to 16.

Creamy Cauliflower Salad

2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper In a serving bowl, combine the cauliflower, celery, cheese and bacon. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, pour over cauliflower mixture and stir until coated. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Serves 2.

Marzetti Waldorf Salad 2 1/2 cups apples, diced 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1/2 cup halved red grapes 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped 1 cup mini marshmallows 1/2 cup Marzetti Slaw dressing In medium-sized bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add celery, grapes, nuts and marshmallows. Pour dressing over mixture and toss until evenly distributed. Chill.

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Watergate Salad 2 4-serving size pistachio flavor Jell-O instant pudding and pie filling 2 20-ounce cans crushed pineapple in juice, undrained 2 cups jet puffed miniature marshmallows 1 cup chopped planter pecans 3 cups (8 ounces) thawed tub Cool Whip Mix dry pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows and pecans in large bowl until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. Garnish with additional Cool Whip and chopped pecans. Makes 16 servings about 1/2 cup each.

Dutch Apple Salad 2 tablespoons allpurpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 large golden delicious apples, chopped 2 large red delicious apples, chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped seedless red grapes, quartered 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted In a small saucepan, combine flour and sugar. Whisk the egg and milk, stir into flour mixture until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Trans-

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Pasta Salad 1 pound veggie curly rotini, cooked 5 cup of your favorite vegetables (raw) — celery, cucumber, green pepper, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, red onion, black olives, zucchini Dressing 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups oil 1 1/2 cups vinegar 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion flakes 1 tablespoon parsley flakes Basil Salt and pepper to taste Pour over pasta and veggies and marinate over night. Pasta will soak up liquid.

Holiday Green Salad 6 cups torn iceberg lettuce 6 cups torn romaine 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1 celery rib, thinly sliced 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley 1/2 to 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 to 1 cup dried cranberries

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Christmas Vegetable Salad 1/4 cup canola oil 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar Coarsely ground pepper 2 cups thinly sliced cauliflower 1/2 cup sliced pimiento stuffed olives 1/3 cup chopped green pepper 1/3 cup chopped red pepper In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the first six ingredients, shake well. In a salad bowl, combine the cauliflower, olives and peppers, drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Serves 6 to 8. May also add quarter slices of Roma tomatoes.

Ambrosia 6 Clementines, peeled and sectioned 5 navel oranges, peeled and sectioned 4 ruby red grapefruits, peeled and sectioned 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 6-ounce jars

Judy Dyke GRANDMA JUDY’S CAFE maraschino cherries, drained 2 cups miniature marshmallows 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut In a large bowl, combine Clementine sections, orange sections, grapefruit sections, pineapple cubes, cherries, marshmallows and coconut. Mix and let sit to let the flavors blend.

Orange Pineapple Salad 24 ounces cottage cheese 1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 6-ounce package orange flavored gelatin mix 2 11-ounce cans mandarin oranges, drained 1 20-ounce can pineapple tidbits, drained In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, whipped topping and gelatin mix. Stir in the oranges and pineapple. Chill in refrigerator until cold. Serves 6. If you have any dishes you would like to share with all of our other readers, you can to my email judyd2313@frontier.com, or mail to my attention to the Bureau County Republican, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

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Library Corner driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations and also provides information on the vision screening. To register, call 815-6634741 or stop in at 215 E. Cleveland St. LADD — Preschool story times are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Monday of each month. They are geared toward children ages 3-5, who are accompanied with a parent or guardian. LAMOILLE — Today, Thursday, Nov. 21, the LaMoille-Clarion District Library will celebrate Family Reading Night from 5 to 6 p.m. Adults and children are encouraged to wear their pajamas for an evening of bedtime stories. Bring the whole family, and enjoy a night of reading together! Light snacks will be available. Participants may enter a drawing for door prizes. BUDA — Saturday, Nov. 23, the Mason Memorial Public Library at 1 p.m. will host a fall activity for children in Grades K-8. OHIO — The Ohio Public Library’s Butterbraids fundraiser orders are now available to pick-up at the library. WYANET — Today, Thursday, Nov. 21, the R.A. Sapp Memorial Township Library’s book group will meet at 7 p.m. to talk about Anita Shreve’s book, “The Rescue.” The public is welcome to join the group, which is now in its 14th year. BRADFORD — Monday, Dec. 9, the Bradford Public Library will host pianist and composer

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Christkindl Markt planned for Saturday PRINCETON — The fifth annual Christkindl Markt (German Christmas Market) will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St. (behind the Apollo Theater). It has become a popular feature of the Princeton Main Street Christmas Walk. The Christkindl Markt offers unique handcrafted gifts, traditional German treats and an international cookie bazaar with a wide selection of cookies inspired by countries around the world. Children are invited to decorate and take home their very own gingerbread house, the market’s free children’s activity. All donations to the “Gingerbread House” project will go to the local Buddy Bags program. At the market entrance, coffee, hot chocolate and hot mulled cider, along with German stollen, lebkuchen, strudel and pretzels, will be served all day. As in previous years, Father Christmas will be on hand to greet visitors. Locally-created repurposed items, ceramics and other original artwork are among the offerings at this year’s market. There will also

be fair trade coffees, chocolates and olive oil, as well as frozen homemade entrees (breakfast casseroles, lasagnas), helpful to have for the holidays. The Princeton High School German Club will once again be selling German Advent calendars. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market will once again offer a German Brathaus lunch, featuring brats, franks, sauerkraut, cabbage rolls and homemade potato soup. Admission to the Christkindl Markt is free. The Open Prairie building is completely accessible. For more information, call Open Prairie UCC at 815-8725150.

PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will present its fourth annual mini-Christmas Tree Festival Nov. 22 through Dec. 8 at the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton. The two-week long event will include a day of children’s Christmas crafts, a Christmas concert presented by the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble and PAC’s first-ever collectible hand-painted Christmas ornament. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday at 6:30 p.m. to preview the display of mini-Christmas trees and wreaths in the gallery of the Prairie Arts Center. Each design is uniquely themed and decorated by local artisans and generously donated to help raise funds in support of community arts programming offered by the Prairie Arts Council. Raffle tickets for the trees and wreaths will be sold for $2 each or three for $5. Gallery hours for viewing the trees and wreaths are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until noon with extended hours on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to coincide with the city of Princeton’s

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Eight steps to perfect holiday cookies (BPT) — The time-honored popularity of holiday cookie baking remains strong even in today’s grab-and-go society. “Most of us are looking for ways to simplify the holiday hubbub, and focus on activities that truly have meaning for our families,” says Ginny Bean, publisher of Ginny’s catalog and Ginnys. com. Bean, who fondly recalls baking holiday cookies with her mother and her three sons, offers the following easy tips for your own holiday cookie baking tradition. • Get organized. Read the recipe thoroughly. Gather your ingredients before even turning on the stove to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything that would require an unanticipated trip to the store. •  Keep it simple. Bean recommends starting with this good, basic dough recipe and adding different ingredients to customize the taste and texture to personal preferences: Cream 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar until fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat

until well mixed. In separate bowl, whisk 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon baking soda together, then add slowly to creamed mixture, beating until combined. “There’s almost no end to what you can do to this dough,” says Bean. “Get creative and experiment with different mix-ins like lemon peel, pumpkin pie spice, even instant coffee, or substitute toffee or peppermint chips for traditional chocolate and butterscotch.” • Use the right fat. Some cookie recipes only achieve their best flavor and texture with butter. Hopefully, those recipes will specify “butter only; no substitutes.” Recipes calling for butter or margarine will produce good results with either, as long as you use a margarine that contains at least 80 percent vegetable oil. Check the nutrition label. The margarine should have 100 calories per tablespoon. Margarines with less than 80 percent vegetable oil have high water content and can result in tough cookies that spread excessively, stick to the pan, or don’t brown well.

•  Measure accurately. Metal or plastic measuring cups are intended for dry ingredients such as flour and sugar. When measuring flour, stir it in the canister to lighten it and then gently spoon into a dry measuring cup and level the top with the straight edge of a knife. Glass or plastic cups with spouts are meant only for liquids. If you use a liquid measuring cup for flour, you’re likely to get an extra tablespoon or more of flour per cup, enough to make cookies dry. • Chill dough properly. The chilling time given in a recipe is the optimum time for easy rolling and shaping. If you need to speed up chilling, wrap the dough and place it in the freezer. Twenty minutes of chilling in the freezer is equal to about one hour in the refrigerator. • Use a powerful mixer. An electric stand mixer is the best way to mix heavy cookie dough. With a handheld mixer, you’ll probably end up needing to stir in flour by hand, which can be a nightmare. • Choose the right cookie sheets. Look for shiny, heavy-gauge cookie

sheets with very low or no sides. Dark cookie sheets can cause cookie bottoms to overbrown, and cookies won’t bake evenly in a pan with an edge. Insulated cookie sheets tend to yield pale cookies with soft centers. If you use them, don’t bake cookies long enough to brown on the bottom because the rest of the cookie may get too dry. Nonstick cookie sheets let you skip the greasing step. But the dough may not spread as much, resulting in thicker, less crisp cookies. Unless specified otherwise, a light greasing with shortening or quick spray with nonstick spray coating is adequate for most recipes. • Know your oven. Experiment with the temperature of your oven. If your oven typically cooks items faster than the recipe calls for, adjust accordingly. Don’t bake cookies for too long. They should be light brown around the edges and look a little underdone when they come out. Keep in mind that cookies will continue to cook from the heat of the cookie sheet after you remove them from the oven.

Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet initially and then transfer them to a wire rack once they can be lifted with a spatula without breaking them. Once they are cooled completely, you can decorate them or store direct-

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

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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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Sports Senior Spotlight Morgan Bosnich Full name:  Morgan Ashley Bosnich. Nickname(s): My friends call me “Mobos,” my dad calls me “Peanut.” School: Saint Bede Academy. Date/place of birth:  Dec. 28, 1995, Peru. Hometown (town you currently live in): DePue. Family: father: Alan, mother: Melissa, brother: Grant, sister: Macy. Sports: Volleyball. Favorite sport and why: Volleyball is my favorite sport because it is the only sport I play and so I love spending my time playing. Likes: Spending time with my family and friends, watching football, and shopping. Dislikes: Cold weather, vegetables, and cleaning my room. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My mom, because she taught me most of what I know about the game and she spends most of her time traveling to and from club tournaments with me, making sure I get where I need to go. She is very supportive and is at all of my games. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): Many people have great influences on

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- 400 Merchandise 448 • Pets & Livestock DONATE NOW! “The animals are crying” Tri-County Humane Society. LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam Counties. Call 815-875-6145 or 815-872-9781 or send donation to: PO Box 1601, LaSalle, IL 61301 DORKIE PUPPIES (Dachshund/Yorkie), 3 females, 1 male. Ready to go December 16. Will hold for Christmas. $100 deposit, asking $350 each. Call 815-220-9038

450 • Under $1000 4 tires, 2057514 with rims for sale. $150, good shape. Call 815-303-6846 6-7' Artificial Christmas tree, dark green, very natural looking. $40. Call 815-872-0440, after 5pm

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Time Life World War II history books. Complete 39 volume set. Good condition. Nice Christmas gift $75. Call 815-664-4104

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Located at 431 E. Main St., Wyanet, IL Bureau County – Frame built, single story home with a two car garage on a 60’ x 165’ lot. The original home was built in 1939. The main level consists of approximately 1,200 sq. ft., 800-277-0212 or “Partners In Excellence” LOTS & ACREAGE there is a kitchen, living room, family room, 2 bedrooms and full bath. On www.driveforprime.com OTR Drivers APU Equipped a partial basement, gas forced air heat, public water and sewer. Tax I.D. TENN. LAND BARGAIN WITH Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger number is 15-21-203-004. “Partners In Excellence” LOTS & ACREAGE FREE BOAT SLIP! 1.70 acres policy. 2012 & Newer TERMS AND CONDITIONS: OTR Drivers APU Equipped meadows overlooks 140 acre equipment. 100% NO touch. TENN. LAND streams BARGAIN WITH 1) The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard real Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger Nature Preserve, & Butler Transport FREE SLIP! 1.70 acres policy. 2012 & Newer estate purchase contract with 10% of the purchase price due immediately ponds. OnlyBOAT $19,900. 6.1 acre 1-800-528-7825 meadowsOnly overlooks 140 acre equipment. 100% NO touch. hardwoods following the auction. The balance will be due and payable on or before $27,900. Make Top Pay DRIVING Nature streams January & FREE boat Preserve, slips. Excellent Butler Transport 14, 2014. FLATBED - We Pay for ponds.little Only $19,900. 6.1 acre financing, down. Call now 1-800-528-7825 2) The seller shall provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the Experience! BIG CPM, hardwoods x445Only $27,900. 1-877-888-0267, purchase price of the subject property. Make Top Pay DRIVING 10,000 miles/month average. FREE boat slips. Excellent 3) The property is being sold in “as is“ condition, with no warranties of any ALLFLATBED late-model- equipment. We Pay for MISCELLANEOUS financing, little down. Call now kind. CDL-A, 1-Year OTRBIG Required. Experience! CPM, 1-877-888-0267, x445 4) The information is believed to be accurate. However, we strongly urge 10,000888.476.4860 miles/month average. SAWMILLS from only $4897.00 - MAKE & SAVE MONEY with all prospective buyers to thoroughly research all pertinent data and to draw www.chiefcarriers.com ALL late-model equipment. MISCELLANEOUS your own bandmill. Cut lumber their own conclusions. CDL-A,- 1-Year Required. any dimension. In stock ready Drivers CDL-A OTR DRIVERS SAWMILLS from only $4897.00 5) All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any NEEDED! 888.476.4860 Now hiring solos & to ship. FREE Info/DVD: - MAKE & SAVE MONEY with previously printed advertised terms or conditions. teamswww.chiefcarriers.com in your area! Small www.NorwoodSawmills.com your own bandmill. Cut lumber Company, BIG Benefits! Top 1-800-578-1363 6) To view the property contact Rick Rediger – Auctioneer at 815-699Ext. 300N Drivers - CDL-A DRIVERS any dimension. In stock ready Pay for Hazmat. CDL Grads 7999. NEEDED! Now hiring solos & Welcome! 888-928-6011 to ship. FREE TV Info/DVD: SATELLITE/CABLE OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, November 16th • 1 - 2 p.m. teams in your area! Small www.TotalMS.com www.NorwoodSawmills.com & Save! DIRECTV + Company, BIG Benefits! TopBundle 1-800-578-1363 Ext. 300N Flatbed Drivers New Pay Scale- Internet, Seller – & Phone From Pay for Hazmat. CDL Grads Start @ .37cpm Up to .04cpm Attorney for Seller: Daniel Tracy $69.99/mo + Free 3 Months: Welcome! Bonus 888-928-6011 SATELLITE/CABLE TV Mileage Home 111 E. Park Ave., Princeton, IL 61356 HBO® starz® SHOWTIME® www.TotalMS.com Weekends Insurance & 401K 815-875-6551 CINEMAX® GENIE 4 Bundle +&FREE Save! DIRECTV + Apply Boydandsons.com Flatbed@Drivers New Pay Scale-Room Upgrade!& Call Now From Not Responsible for Accidents • I.D. Required Internet, Phone 800-648-9915 Start @ .37cpm Up to .04cpm1-888-619-3724 $69.99/mo + Free 3 Months: Mileage Bonus 40 cents ALL MILES! Home HBO® starz® SHOWTIME® Weekends Insurance & 401K MACHINERY HAULERS. CINEMAX® + FREE GENIE 4 Flatbed,@Stepdeck & RGN. Apply Boydandsons.com Room Upgrade! Call Now Practical miles paid weekly! 800-648-9915 1-888-619-3724 $1000 sign-on bonus. Paid 40 cents ALL MILES! health insurance + Much More! REDIGER AUCTION SERVICE MACHINERY Class A CDL. CallHAULERS. Dawn at WYANET, IL 61379 – 815-699-7999 Flatbed, Stepdeck & RGN. 309-946-3230 or apply at RICK REDIGER, AUCTIONEER Practical miles paid weekly! www.tennanttrucklines.com

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460 • Garage Sales PRINCETON Christian Academy. 21890 US Hwy 34 (2 miles Northeast of Princeton on Rt. 34). Saturday, November 23, 8am-1pm. HOLIDAY RUMMAGE SALE. Only Holiday decorations, gifts & clothing

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-600Transportation 614 • Car Sales ******* $$ CASH PAID $$ We pay top dollar for junk (cars, machinery, etc.) Call 815-878-9353 2000 Dodge Stratus SE, excellent gas mileage, runs great, $1,800 or best offer. Call 815-646-4090 or 309-883-0547

- 700 Real Estate For Sale 767 • Mobile Home Sales 3 Bedroom Mobile Home for sale. $2,000 down, $188.02 plus lot rent of $210 per month for 3 years. Call 815-303-2948 MAPLE ACRES 1978 Academy, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 14'x70'. Handyman Special. $3,500. 1923 Countryside Drive. Please call 815-872-1825

767 • Mobile Home Sales MAPLE ACRES 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Newer appliances. New carpet. Large deck, storage shed. 2108 Westmor Drive. $9,600. 815-872-1825 Schult, 12'x60', 2 bedroom, 1 bath, newly remodeled with shed; Hollypark, 14'x70', 2 bedroom, 1 bath, large deck, carport & shed; Dickman, 16'x80', 3 bedroom, 1 bath, new flooring & paint, shed. Offering financing for all 3 homes, located in Maple Acres MHP. Easy application process & low monthly payments! Call 875-1502 for more information **************** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call, HUD tollfree at 800 669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 800 927-9275

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771 • Farms For Sale 311A in 4 Tracts. 15 miles Southwest of Princeton PUBLIC AUCTION December 12th Prime Tillable Farmland Gorsuch-Hensley Real Estate, Canton, IL 309-647-8811 or gorsuch-hensley.com

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Mya Waites

P R I M E M A R S H A L L C O U N T Y, I L

MON., DECEMBER 16 AT 1:00 P.M.

78.45 ACRES • 1 TRACT

Sale to be held at the American Legion, 105 N. Main Ave., Wyoming, IL

Terrance Waites November 20, 2012 Love, Mommy, Daddy, Grandmas, Papas, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

311 +/- AC.

IN

4 TRACTS

CLASS “A” SOILS &

*Prime Tillable Farmland* -35 mi. N of Peoria or 15 mi. SW of Princeton in Bureau Co., IL Section 23—Macon Township

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 @ 1 PM Seller: Triple S Farm Sale Site: Moose Lodge, Princeton, IL

100% TILLABLE!

IN ASSOCIATION WITH... For a full color brochure, please contact: Doug Hensley @ 309.647.8811 or visit www.gorsuch-hensley.com Land is located in Section 6, T12N•R8W, LaPrairie Township. From Wyoming, IL, take Hwy. 17 east 71⁄2 miles to the small village of Camp Grove, then south on Hwy. 40/17 approximately 2 miles to Road 850N, then west 1⁄4 mile to the farm.

THIS HIGH PRODUCING FARM HAS RADFORD, CATLIN, PLANO AND A FEW OTHER SMALLER SOIL COMPLEXES.

MAURICE BRUCKER

Representing & Closing Attorney: Eric E. Hasselberg Hasselberg, Rock, Bell & Kuppler LLP 4600 North Brandywine Drive • Peoria, IL 61614 • (309) 688-9400

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REAL ESTATE AUCTION

The following described Real Estate will be offered at Public Auction located at the property, 9 N. Euclid St., Princeton, IL 61368 Look for this and upcoming Auctions on www.rickrediger.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013 10:00 A.M.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Located at 9 N Euclid, Princeton, IL Bureau County – Frame built, single story home with a single car attached garage on a 75’ x 145’ lot. The home was built in 1949 and consists of approximately 1,260 sq. ft., a kitchen, living room, laundry room, 2 bedrooms and 1 and ½ bath. On a full basement, gas heat and central air. Public water and sewer. Tax I.D. number is 16-16-204-004. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1) The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard real estate purchase contract with 10% of the purchase price due immediately following the auction. The balance will be due and payable on or before December 23, 2013. 2) The seller shall provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price of the subject property. 3) The property is being sold in “as is“ condition, with no warranties of any kind. 4) The information is believed to be accurate. However, we strongly urge all prospective buyers to thoroughly research all pertinent data and to draw their own conclusions. 5) All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any previously printed advertised terms or conditions. 6) To view the property contact Rick Rediger – Auctioneer at 815-6997999.

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, November 2nd - 1 to 2 p.m. Seller –

NELLIE HOUSE ESTATE

Jon House, Executor Attorney for Seller: Michael English 10 W. Park Ave., Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-4555 Not Responsible for Accidents • I.D. Required

—1050 N. Main St., Canton, IL 61520—IL Auction Lic #: 444000411—

Bureau Co.AUCTION Republican PUBLIC BUREAU COUNTY FARMLAND

390+/- ACREs – GREENvILLE TOwNshIP

The following described farmland will be offered by PUBLIC AUCTION. Sale day location: Rediger Auction Service “The Shed”, 401 W. Main St., Wyanet, IL 61379. OPEN TENANCY 2014

ThURsDAY, DEC. 5, 2013 10:00 A.M.

OPEN TENANCY 2014

TRACT 1: Located in SE ¼ of Section 19 and N ½ of N ½ of NE ¼ Section 30, Greenville Township, Bureau County, Illinois. North of New Bedford, IL on Backbone road ¾ Mile to Farm. 205+/- acres with 168.71+/- acres tillable. Tillable soils maintain a Crop Productivity Index of 112.9. TRACT 2: Located in SW ¼ of Section 20 and part of NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 29 Greenville Township, Bureau County, IL. North of New Bedford, IL on Backbone Road ½ Mile to Farm. 69+/- acres with 68.11+/acres tillable. Tillable soils maintain a Crop productivity Index of 118.4. TRACT 3: Located North edge of New Bedford and the West side of Backbone Road. Part of W ½ of the W ½ of Section 29, Greenville Twp., Bureau County, Illinois. 89+/- acres with 88.02 +/- acres tillable. Tillable acres maintain a Crop Productivity Index of 133.2. TRACT 4: Located on the West edge of New Bedford and Southside of County Road 2500N. Part of SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 29, Greenville Twp., Bureau County, IL. 27.5 +/- acres with 27.13 +/- acres tillable. Tillable soils maintain a Crop Productivity Index of 117.1. REAL EsTATE TAXEs: Tax ID #02-19-400-001, #02-30-200-001, #02-20300-001, #02-29-100-005 and #02-30-200-002. Total taxes paid in 2013 were $7,817.30 ($650.32 to Green River 3 and Union drainage districts). sale Catalog is available at www.rickrediger.com Aerial, soilmaps, FsA aerials, etc. TERMs AND CONDITIONs: 1.) These tracts will be sold separately and on a per surveyed acre basis. 2.) 2013 survey provided by Seller. 3.) The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard purchase agreement contract. A Buyer’s Premium of 1% of the high bid will be charged to the buyer and added to the bid amount to arrive at the contract purchase price. 10% of the contract purchase price will be due immediately following the auction. The balance will be due and payable on or before January 7, 2014. 4.) The seller shall provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price of the subject property. 5.) The estimated 2013 real estate taxes due and payable in 2014 will be credited by the Seller to the Buyer. All subsequent real estate taxes will be the responsibility of the Buyer. 6.) The property is being sold in “AS IS” condition, with no implied warranties of any kind. 7.) The information is believed to be accurate. However, we strongly urge all prospective buyers to thoroughly research all pertinent data and to draw their own conclusions. 8.) All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any previously printed material. 9.) For additional information or to view the property contact Rick Rediger, Auctioneer at 815-699-7999 or Scott Brummel.

DAvID swANsON, JAY swANsON AND JAY RUssELL Sellers:

Attorneys for Seller: Gary Gehlbach Michael English 215 E. First St., Dixon, IL 61021 10 W Park Ave, Princeton, IL 61356 815.288.4949 815.875.4555 Number System will be Used – I.D. Required Not Responsible for Accidents Auction conducted by:

November 20, 2012 Love, Mommy, Daddy, Grandmas, Papas, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

PUBLIC FARMLAND AUCTION

REDIGER AUCTION SERVICE WYANET, IL 61379 – 815-699-7999 RICK REDIGER, AUCTIONEER

REDIGER AUCTION sERvICE Rick Rediger, Auctioneer 815-699-7999 www.RickRediger.com

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3 Bedroom, 2 full bath very roomy. Ground floor. Front porch. Laundry, dishwasher, $800 per month. No Pets. Call 815793-7798 LUXURY Loft Apartment. 2,400 square feet, 16' ceilings. Furnished, with garage. Rent negotiable. Contact Ernie Parr @ 815-878-4466 or ernie@princeton insurancegroup.com PRINCETON 1 bedroom, downstairs, appliances, security deposit and references required. Call 815-879-7491

PRINCETON 920 North Church Street. 3 bedroom, basement, 2 car garage, appliances, $725 per month + utilities. Call 815-739-6842

858 • Homes for Rent PRINCETON 1 bedroom, excellent location, lower level. Laundry hook-up, water & appliances furnished. Air, garage. Lease, deposit. No pets. $430. Call 815-894-2163 PRINCETON 1 bedroom. Refrigerator & stove furnished. Garage. No pets. Deposit. $400 a month. Call 815-872-1613

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

PRINCETON 2 bedroom. Neat & clean. Stove and refrigerator. New furnace, central air. Low utilities. Washer, dryer. Good location. Nice yard. References required. Call 815875-3166/ 815-875-3861

PRINCETON 2 bedroom apartment. Laundry on site, $515 per month, lease, deposit required. Call 309-238-0168

PRINCETON 2 bedroom. Washer, dryer, dishwasher, garage. No Pets. $650. Call Sandi @ 815-7937798

PRINCETON 2 bedroom upper apartment. If interested call 815-878-5701

PRINCETON 3 bedroom Ranch home near Zearing Park. New furnace & water heater. Attached garage. Appliances included. $750 per month plus utilities. 815-993-5374

PRINCETON 2 bedroom, 1 car garage. $575 + security deposit. Located at 1024 North Maple Street. Call 815-999-9255 PRINCETON Apartment. Utilities furnished. Upstairs, $600. Phone 815-875-1336 PRINCETON Fritz Apartment for rent. Quiet living, heat/water furnished, 2 bedroom, living room/ dining room/kitchen/bath. Starting at $600 per month, includes carport. References and deposit required. 815-879-6021

PRINCETON 5 bedroom, 2 bath, garage. No pets. Deposit, references. $900 a month. 815-379-3071

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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 522 W. Hudson St., Princeton Spend the holidays in this beautiful newer home! Built in 2002 by Bullington-Isaacson Construction, this home is move-in ready. 3 BR’s, 3 Baths, Plus Beautiful 4-Season Sunroom Addition. Hardwood floors & Breakfast Bar w/Seating for 6! Master Bath w/Garden Tub & Double Sinks. Full Finished Basement. 3 Car Garage. Extra Large Lot. Don’t miss this one!. MLS#08370684. Landmark Realty • Roxana Noble • 815-878-7171

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819 Bruce Lane - Princeton 522 West Hudson - Princeton

Numerous renovations 3 BDR’s, 2 BA’s $135,000

3 BD, Immaculately Finished $105,000

Price Reduced! $129,900 Price Reduced! $149,900 - Princeton! Refinished - Walnut! Wrap around multi-level deck, professional porch, fenced yard, gorgeous landscaped yard, 2 car garage, woodwork, stain glass, New full basement. Newer windows kitchen. Gas FP. Heated garage & siding. #08412479 30x40. #08343871

Price Reduced! $34,500 On Price Reduced! $69,000 Edge of Wyanet! sold as - Is! Country Home! Completely House needs work but a great renovated 2013. Located price for your TLC! 8x15 on US route 6 - just west enclosed porch, Come Look! of Wyanet. Check out the #08410419 feature sheet! #08387454

$99,900 - Princeton! Great Price Reduced! $39,900 Princeton! Unique woodwork, looking home w/ siding, hardwood floors, 16x17 stain glass, pocket doors, newer addn family room, open porch, large foyer, 4 BR, patio & detached garage. formal DR, screened porch, 3 - 4 BR. #08325146 #08428192

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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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New Listing! $108,450 New Listing! $51,500 - Tampico Country Home Sheffield Home! 3 BR, - Horse Property! Old hardwood floors, large rooms farmhouse w/ updates. w/ lots of closets. 2 car 2.175 Acres - Surrounded by garage. Full basement. Needs timber & fields #08489895 TLC. #08490223

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PRINCETON Modern & Clean 2 bedroom. Hardwood floors, garage, all kitchen appliances included. No pets. No smoking. $695/month + utilities. Call 815-878-1984

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