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Andersen enters a not guilty plea Standard man says he’s not guilty of the concealment of the homicidal death of Deborah K. Dewey By Goldie Rapp

HENNEPIN — The Standard man charged with concealment of the homicidal death of Deborah K. Dewey entered into a not guilty plea in Putnam County Court on Tuesday afternoon. Clifford A. Andersen Jr., 66, who is also Dewey’s brotherin-law, went before Circuit Judge Michael McCusky with his attorney, Drew Parker of Parker & Parker Attorneys at Law of Peoria. There he waived his request for a speedy trial and instead called for a jury trial to be set for 9 a.m. May 8. The plea came a day after the Putnam County grand jury returned an indictment charging Andersen with conceal-

ment of a homicidal death, a Class 3 felony. On Tuesday, Andersen appeared in court wearing a Peoria County Jail black and white jumpsuit, where he’s being held for logistical reasons. Andersen used a metal walker to get around and was allowed to kiss and hug his wife, son and four other people there to witness his court proceeding. Andersen is still in custody on a $750,000 bond, with 10 percent to apply — meaning Andersen would have to post $75,000 to be released from jail. Andersen’s felony charge carries a two to five year prison sentence with one year parole and a maximum fine of $25,000 in court costs. However on Tuesday, Putnam County State’s Attorney

Christina Judd-Mennie said this is not a mandatory sentence and that probation is available for up to 30 months. A preliminary conference date was also set by McCusky for 2 p.m. April 27 in Putnam County Court. As previously reported, Dewey was reported missing on Aug. 22, and her body was uncovered from a shallow grave in Standard, only a couple blocks from Andersen’s home on Sept. 12. Andersen first appeared in court on Sept. 15 where statements were read that he allegedly knew Dewey had died by homicidal means. He had allegedly taken her body, wrapped it in a blanket and tarp, secured it with rope and duct tape, and buried it in a shallow grave. Comment on this story at

Growing and learning with STEM projects Bureau Valley South student Braelyn Sullivan (left) and her brother, Conner Downen, construct a solar-powered car during the school’s STEM Family Night, held at the Buda school. The event featured a host of activities for students and their families. See more information on Page 2. BCR photo/Joann Bowman

A promising report card PES performing well during financial challenges

PRINCETON — As usual in meetings related to anything funded by the state of Illinois, the lack of funding was a main focal point of the most recent Princeton Elementary School (PES) District Board meeting. However, Superintendent Tim Year 170 No. 145 One Section - 16 Pages

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Smith used results from the Illinois Report Card (IRC) study to show the district is performing well and efficiently despite being underfunded. At the Nov. 28 meeting, Smith said the state is still approximately $750,000 behind in its obligations and still hasn’t provided money owed for the fourth quarter of last Country’s 1st Stop For Plumbing & Heatng

Gateway Services wants to expand opportunities for all By Goldie Rapp

year, which was due by the end of June, or any for the current year. PES Board Vice Presi-

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PRINCETON — Gateway Services of Princeton is working to expand opportunities to the citizens it serves and to fellow community members. The organization recently captured a $11,000 grant from the

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to design and construct a 162-foot-long pollinator garden in front of its building on West Peru Street. The garden includes a walkway made from decomposed granite that is easily accessible for wheelchairs and will eventually hold 600

plants, bushes and trees. Several volunteers from the community have helped plant the garden, which was designed be Ellen Starr and Pam Horwitz. Jeff Dean, CEO of Gateway, said the project is just one step in a larger plan to revamp the ser-

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Nicor Gas shares winter safety guidelines With the winter season fast approaching, Nicor Gas wants to offer customers some important tips to keep their families safe. Snow and ice accumulation on or near a natural gas meter or an outdoor appliance venting area may be dangerous if not removed. Snow and ice can impact the operation of the meter and regulator and lead to a natural gas leak. A blocked exhaust vent can affect the performance of a furnace and can result in carbon monoxide buildup inside a home or building. To ensure safe and continued delivery of natural gas during the upcoming winter months, Nicor Gas offers the following winter preparedness guidelines:

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Bureau Valley South student Brik Rediger works on his solar car at the STEM Family Night event held Tuesday, Nov. 29.

STEM Family Night features student challenges BUDA — Students at Bureau Valley South put their skills to the test as they competed in two different challenges during the STEM Family Night held Nov. 29. One challenge consisted of building a full-size monster chopper that is made of plywood and held together with a few bolts. Within this particular challenge, the students worked in cooperative learning teams in which communication, team-

work and problem-solving skills were necessary. The other challenge involved designing a solar car in which students were motivated in science, engineering and alternate energy. Students learned how to design, engineer and build the solar cars in order to compete against their peers in a race. All in all, the challenges the students undertook gave them a chance to solve real-life problems and make sense of the

information given, while working together. The Monster Chopper Kits were provided by Illinois State University Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology. The solar cars and additional funding was provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Grant. Teacher Sheri Litherland along with other Bureau Valley South instructors coordinated the event.

• Keep meters clear of snow and ice. • Remove icicles that may drip water onto the meter. • Use a broom to move snow away from the meter; avoid using shovels or snow blowers. • Check outdoor vent openings and air intakes to ensure appliances are not obstructed by snow or ice or any other debris. • Ensure the natural gas

meter is visible and accessible at all times.   • Heavy snow and ice may weigh down power lines and tree limbs, causing them to fall. If a natural gas meter is damaged or a gas line is exposed, immediately leave the area and call the 24-hour emergency response line at 888-Nicor4u (1-888642-6748) from a safe location.


• Open curtains during the day to allow sunlight to heat your home naturally, and close curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows. • Keep furniture, drapes, stuffed animals and other objects away from your heating sources. • Caulk and weather-strip drafty doors and windows. • Use a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames during the cold winter months. • Caulk and seal air leaks where plumbing, ducting or electrical wiring penetrates through exterior walls, floors and ceilings. • Install insulated gaskets behind outlet and switch plates on exterior

• Install a CO detector near all bedrooms in the house. • Do not install a detector near your kitchen or garage or in a room with a furnace. • If customers smell natural gas or suspect carbon monoxide is present in their home or business, they should immediately leave the area and call 9-1-1 from a safe location. • Residents are encouraged to seek medical attention immediately if anyone in their home or business experiences possible symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, which include headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. About Nicor Gas: Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.1 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas. com.

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Illinois Supreme Court to hear appeal on RICL The Illinois Supreme Court has decided to review the Third Appellate Court ruling that Rock Island Clean Line (RICL) does not qualify as a public utility. The Illinois Landowners Alliance (ILA), the Illinois Farm Bureau and ComEd prevailed in their arguments that RICL does not meet the requirements of a public utility, and therefore, is not entitled to eminent domain. The Illinois Supreme Court will review the August ruling of the Third Appellate Court of Appeals unanimously reversed the Order of the Illinois Commerce Commission granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to the RICL, and remanded the cause to the commission with directions to enter an order consistent with its decision. RICL, along with other special interest parties, are appealing that decision to the Illinois Supreme Court. The Appellate Court ruled RICL failed to meet the requirements of a public utility including that it does not own, control, operate,or manage assets within the state; and the proposed transmission line is not for public use without discrimination. Because Rock Island is not a public utility, the court said the ICC lacked authority to issue a CPCN in the first place. Mary Mauch, executive director for ILA, stated, “We are encouraged by the Appellate Court’s unanimous decision that RICL does not meet the requirements of a public utility and are confident that the law will prevail again at the Illinois Supreme Court. We have believed from the very beginning that private, start-up spec companies, operating outside of the established electric grid, do not have the same rights of eminent domain as the real electric utility companies. We are more determined than ever to protect our private property rights from a precedent that would push the boundaries of eminent domain.” Four years ago, on Nov. 28, 2012, the newly-formed ILA submitted its petition to intervene to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) in opposition RICL.

The ILA represents more than 300 landowners who own or have interests in more that 100,000 acres of land that lie on or along the proposed RICL route in Illinois. Their first filing to the Illinois Supreme Court, along with the Illinois Farm Bureau, states: “The member-landowners of these two organizations steadfastly oppose having to face the prospect of Rock Island forcing its way onto their farms and other lands through legal process in order to build its transmission line. Although the proceedings before the Commission did not include a request for eminent domain authority, had the Commission’s Order been allowed to stand, Rock Island inevitably would have returned to the Commission to seek authority, as a newly-certificated public utility, to exercise eminent domain to acquire rights of way across those farms and lands.” The Illinois Supreme Court process is very similar to the Appellate Court process. Briefs from RICL and the other appealing special interest parties are due on Dec. 28. Reply briefs from the opposing parties, including ILA, Illinois Farm Bureau and ComED, are due 35 days later. Oral arguments are expected to be scheduled two to three months after the last briefs are filed. An opinion normally takes three to four months, although the Appellate Court took much longer to rule. RICL continues to be stalled in Iowa. In spite of previous heavy land agent activity, RICL has acquired less than 15 percent of the necessary easements. RICL is a 500-mile high-voltage direct current electric transmission line that was proposed to run from northwestern Iowa to northeast Illinois. It is owned by Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston, Texas, who is also developing at least two other transmission projects to capitalize on moving energy (not restricted to wind) from the Midwest into expensive eastern electric markets. Clean Line is currently supported by financial contributions from private investors while it struggles to get any of its projects constructed to generate revenue. 

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Island breeze blows into the Apollo For its preview of the new family movie, “Moana,” on Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Apollo Theater in Princeton invited hula dancers and a drummer from Barefoot Hawaiian of Chicago to perform for movie-goers before the showing. Children came dressed in their pajamas for the movie and got free cupcakes and leis to help get into the Hawaiian spirit.

IVCC nominating petitions OGLESBY — The period for filing nomination petitions for the April Illinois Valley Community College Board of Trustees election is Dec. 12-19. Nominations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 12-16, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, in the president’s office, Room C-301. Tuesday, Dec. 27, is the last day to file an objection to any nominating

petition for the April 4 District 513 consolidated board election for the counties of LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Marshall, Grundy, Livingston, Lee and DeKalb. IVCC is closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. Any person wishing to file an objection between Dec. 20 and 27 can contact board secretary Jeanne Hayden at and set up a time to file the objection.

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dent Doris Hamilton mentioned her thoughts on the responses of state legislators at the annual Illinois Association of School Boards conference she recently attended, saying, “The legislators at the conference didn’t seem interested in educational funding issues.” Smith said the district has received 61.82 percent of its revenue for the year, and there’s $7.7 million in the bank, though he reminded the board approximately $3 million of that is from last year’s bond. Smith also discussed some telling results provided by the IRC study. It shows the district is spending roughly $5,500 in instructional spending per each of its approximately 1,000 students. The average amount across the state is about $7,700, a difference of $2,200 per student. “If we multiply that by our 1,000 students, that’s a $2.2 million difference in spending ... and that’s just to be average. That would cure a lot of problems if we could get enough funding to just be at the average,” Smith said. He also discussed how younger students who’ve had consistent teaching

methods have tested the highest, and scores are expected to continue to improve as they progress through the district. He said a large amount has been spent by the district in past years just to provide the equipment needed, and the district is still acquiring new curriculum. The next to be updated to current standards is the English program. The board approved a proposal for an outside company to conduct a scientific community survey by phone in regards to the district’s Master Plan for a new building. The cost is not to exceed $15,000 though it could be as low as $5,000. Jefferson Elementary Principal J.D. Orwig and Smith discussed their recommendations for a new mass notification system. Both will be recommending the Blackboard Connect system which is used by Peru Elementary. Smith said, “We need more extensive outreach, to be quicker and more efficient. The main key is to communicate in one action to texts, Facebook, Twitter, voice mails and emails.” Orwig added, “Timing is important; one consistent message goes out at the same time with no character limitations. We’ll be able to provide school specific communications or a universal

Bureau County Republican • message throughout the district. We don’t want people getting partial or inaccurate information.” Smith said the program is easy to work with, and minimal training is required. He also said if the district makes a three-year commitment to the system, it will lower costs. The new program is expected to debut during the next fiscal school year. The board approved the tentative levy with an anticipated equalized assessed value (EAV) change of 2.9 percent. Last year’s EAV was more than $235 million. The anticipated change will raise that by more than $11 million to more than $247 million. The current tentative aggregate tax levy request is for roughly $6 million with a tentative tax rate of 2.43 percent which will be a change of more than $260,000. The board also discussed the IRC findings that 52 percent of the district’s students are low income and how dramatically the percentage has risen. In four years the percentage has increased 12 percent. Smith said he believed the percentage of low income students when he began in the district as a principal 15 years ago was as low as 15 percent. Comment on this story at

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Jeff Dean, CEO of Gateway Services in Princeton, stands out near the pollinator garden, which was recently constructed on the front lawn of the facility on West Peru Street.

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services provided by Gateway. After attending the community revitalization meetings the city of Princeton hosted last month, Gateway took from that the idea to use the resources it has to provide more educational opportunities and help give back to the community. Dean said there are hundreds of vehicles that pass Gateway daily, but nobody stops because there are is no reasons to do so. Gateway wants to change that and implement ideas that will help make the facility more inviting for residents. Next spring, Gateway also plans to add raised garden beds that will grow organic fruits and vegetables that will be sold at the farmer’s market and also add a Little Free Library. This all ties into the long-term plan Gateway hopes to incorporate within the

next three years, which is to set-up and provide a year-round farmer’s market and commercial kitchen that would be open to the community. Dean said the one-half million dollar project includes remodeling the building and making use of a 6,000-squarefoot space that will soon sit empty. The space currently houses the vehicle fleet for BPART. The transportation agency is looking to move its fleet to a new building in Wyanet, once it gets money from a state grant it received within the last year. Dean is looking at the long-term plan as a way to create more job opportunity in the community and teach life skills to the people serviced by Gateway. The entire plan for a garden, farmer’s market and commercial kitchen will also allow for cooking classes and several other education opportunities for the area. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

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Police reports A one-vehicle accident involving a Bureau County Sheriff 16-year-old Sheffield girl occurred on 150 Deer accidents

A vehicle driven by Heather A. Wittington, 46, of Hollowayville struck a deer on 1750 East Street near Backbone Road, northwest of Princeton, at 8:25 p.m. Nov. 21. A vehicle driven by Donald E. Robbins, 39, of Bradford struck a deer on Interstate 180 near Mile Marker 12, southeast of Princeton, at 5:05 a.m. Nov. 21. A vehicle driven by Irinel A. Lefter, 33, of Edwards, Ill., struck a deer on Interstate 80 near Route 26 in Princeton at 9:11 a.m. Nov. 19. A vehicle driven by Kathleen E. Cook, 48, of Walnut struck a deer on Wyanet-Walnut Blacktop near 2750 North Avenue, south of Walnut, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. A vehicle driven by Jessica L. Manning, 26, of Princeton struck a deer on Route 40 near 2875 North Avenue, west of Walnut, at 5:50 p.m. Nov. 21. A vehicle driven by Gabriela R. Hilgart, 18, of Walnut struck a deer on Route 29 near 1500 East Street, east of Walnut, at 5:16 p.m. Nov. 19. A vehicle driven by Adam Sanchez, 23, of Spring Valley struck a deer on 1350 North Avenue near Route 89, north of Spring Valley, at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 19. A vehicle driven by Jose J. Lopez, 66, of Princeton struck a deer on Route 6 near 2500 East Street, east of Princeton, at 6:31 p.m. Nov. 20. A vehicle driven by Brooke A. Hickman, 23, of Buda struck a deer on Route 6 near 1800 East Street, west of Princeton, at 6:40 p.m. Nov. 12. A vehicle driven by Marie E. Paulinis, 35, of Princeton struck a deer on Route 26 near Interstate 180, south of Princeton, at 11:09 p.m. Nov. 10. A vehicle driven by Kimberly J. Flint, 52, of Mineral struck a deer on Route 6 near 1500 East Street, east of Wyanet, at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 25.


A vehicle driven by Diane M. Garza, 57, of Prophetstown backed into a vehicle driven by Alma G. Bohm, 92, of Walnut on Main Street near Liberty Street in Walnut at 11:19 a.m. Nov. 19.

East Street near 2400 North Avenue, west of New Bedford, at 12:40 p.m. Nov. 20. A one-vehicle accident involving Darnisha D. Johnson, 22, of Chicago occurred on Interstate 80 near Mile Marker 63 east of Princeton at 5:01 a.m. Nov. 20. A one-vehicle accident involving Tyler J. Shofner, 22, of Sheffield occurred on Reed Street near Walnut Street in Sheffield at 11:07 a.m. Nov. 19. A one-vehicle accident involving Evelin T. Velazques, 25, of DePue occurred on Safety Street near Route 6 in Seatonville at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 25. Velazques was charged with driving while license suspended.


Nicholas L. Timmerman, 21, of Calamus, Iowa was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Interstate 80 westbound near Mile Marker 52, west of Princeton, at 4 a.m. Nov. 25.

Disorderly conduct

Gabriel R. Walk, 38, of DePue was charged with disorderly conduct in his home at 1419 Marquette St. at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24.

Criminal damage to property

Kendall W. Foster, 38, of Buda was charged with criminal damage to property at 426 A. St. in Buda at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 18.

Warrant arrest

Jacob G. Cattani, 23, of Seatonville was picked-up in his home at 314 Townline Road at 7:26 p.m. Nov. 23 on LaSalle County warrant for violation of order of protection.

Traffic stop

Brian H. Olson, 49, of Bureau was charged with driving with no license on Route 29 near 1125 North Avenue, north of Bureau, at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 24.

Spring Valley Police Accident

A two-vehicle accident involving Lorie A. Manfredini, 44, of Spring Valley and Curtis A. Kerchner, 36, of LaSalle occurred on Route 6 near Elm Street at 9:58 p.m. Nov. 27. Manfredini was charged with driving in the wrong lane.

At the courthouse Seat belt required (driver) — Jeremiah J. Marriage license Widmer, 36, of Princeton.

Wayne E. Wilson of Princeton to Kailea A. Wilson of Princeton.

Traffic court

Driving on revoked license — Kevin M. Cole, 33, of Sheffield. Operate uninsured motor vehicle — Alejandro P. Madrigal, 18, of DePue. Registration expiration — Carol A. Miller, 49, of Princeton.

Speeding (1-10) — Maureen K. Murphy, 60, of Spring Valley. Speeding (11-14) — Tyler M. Moody, 21, of Neponset. Speeding (15-20) — Tamara L. Beaber, 35, of Spring Valley; Glenn E. Biscocho, 32, of DePue; Kayleen D. Dennis, 20, of Princeton. Speeding (21-25) — Martice M. Vernon, 24, of Princeton.

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Obituaries Arthur ‘Dan’ Nafziger II Gloria Rasmussum LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Arthur Daniel “Dan” Nafziger II, 60, of Louisville, Ky., passed away on the evening of Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. He was surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him. Dan was born on March 26, 1956, in Bloomington to Arthur and MarjoArthur rie Nafziger. He graduatNafziger II ed from Central Catholic High School in Bloomington in 1974 and went on to obtain his degrees in agriculture and finance from Illinois State University, where he was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He had a long and successful career in agribusiness and finance before retiring earlier this year. He worked for both MetLife Agriculture Insurance and Aegon USA. Dan married his beautiful wife, Sandra Kay West, in 1984 and they had three children, Ryan Daniel (b. 1990), Mary Grace (b. 1992) and Derek William (b. 1997). Dan was an active member of his church, Our Lady of Lourdes, a member of the Illinois Agriculture Leadership Foundation, and served as treasurer for the Woods of St. Thomas Homeowner’s Association. In addition, he played the voice of Freddy Farm Bureau every year at the Kentucky State Fair. Finally, he was an avid Louisville Cardinal fan and an enthusiastic tennis player and golfer. Dan will be remembered for his unbelievable sense of humor, his ability to have a conversation with everyone he met, and his ability to tell the same joke thousands of times without it becoming stale. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur, and his mother, Marjorie. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his three children, Ryan, Mary Grace and Derek; and his seven siblings, Martha (Robert) Hillmer, John (Barb) Nafziger, Jane (Mike) Winters, Rita (Mark Sokolik) Nafziger, Alice (Mike Diehl) Benga, Paul (Ellen) Nafziger and LeAnna (Rick) Mutchler. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane and visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 2, at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, 1800 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, with a prayer service at noon. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Normal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic charities in Dan’s name. To express condolences online, visit

MANLIUS — Gloria J. Rasmussen, 73, of Manlius died at 5:16 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Bounce Back Lane, Liberty Village, in Princeton. Born Jan. 15, 1943, in Peru to Robert and Hazel (Smith) Winkler, she married Wayne R. Rasmussen Aug. 30, 1964, in Wyanet. He survives. She graduated from Moline Public Hospital Nursing School in 1965 as a registered nurse. She worked for Prairie View Nursing Home in Princeton, Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton and Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius and the Manlius Historical Society. She was a former Manlius Village Board member. Also surviving are one daughter, Wendy (Joe) Michlig of Manlius; one son, Dan (Lynn) Rasmussen of Manlius; three grandchildren, Amanda (Kevin) Frank of Manlius, Amber (Adam) Bishop of Harvard and Joey Michlig of Manlius; four great-grandchildren, Alex Michlig, Tyler Michlig, Abby Michlig and Olivia Frank; one stepbrother, Tony of Tennessee; four aunts, Mildred (Gene) Frank of Princeton, Belva Reynolds of Princeton, Dorothy Carlson of Bradenton, Fla., and Betty Aspel of Wilmington; and one uncle, Ken Mietz of Rockdale. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, David Rasmussen; one half brother; two aunts, Marjorie Etheridge and Margaret Meitz; and one uncle, Edwin Smith. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius with Pastor Dan Stalker officiating. Burial will be in the Manlius Cemetery in Manlius. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton. Memorials may be directed to Illinois Valley Hospice in Peru or St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Pallbearers will be Joe Michlig, Adam Bishop, Kevin Frank, Brian Sanden, Tom Rasmussen, Ryan Kerber and John Burke. Online condolences may be left at

Inez Ackland KEWANEE — Inez Evelyn Ackland, 101, of Kewanee, formerly of Princeton and Ohio, Ill., died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Kewanee Care Home. A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Rochelle. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church. The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

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A season of nostalgia I initially tried to write about the holiday season and how Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s represent the past, present and future (but not in that order). I then wondered if Halloween is considered part of it before realizing the entire year is Dave Cook a holiday season, for COMMENTARY there’s never one very far away. It quickly got convoluted though, after thinking Halloween could represent death, Valentine’s Day love, Easter birth, I started to lose interest and decided to stick with Christmas, a day of nostalgia. It struck me while grocery shopping and hearing the beginning of Bing Crosby’s version of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” It’s one of those songs from decades past that’s capable of immediately making me feel in the holiday spirit, if only temporarily. There are new holiday songs and movies made each year, but it seems incredibly hard for anything modern to find a home among the classics. Many newer songs are simply covers of older, better and more established versions. Others are just thinly veiled pop songs with a few holiday references thrown in. Films mostly seem to follow the tired formula of someone unpleasant finding the special meaning of the holidays by interacting with a precocious child or unexpected love interest. Each decade manages to produce at least a few well known holiday films, but I’d say the last and best known to be fully accepted into the realm of holiday classics would be 1983’s “A Christmas Story” and 1989’s “Christmas Vacation.” While I always enjoy discussing movies, I’m getting off track here and need to get back to my initial thought — Christmas is a day of nostalgia. Although, “A Christmas Story” is a great way to show it, after all, it’s set in the ‘40s and has been shown on television since 1997 for 24 hours straight on Christmas Day. This holiday seems to revolve around the past in it seems to, in a way, be an attempt to return to or capture feelings from another era, perhaps pieces of lost childhoods. If there are small children in the family we give it to them to create their own fond memories of Christmas. The majority of the most famous holiday songs, films and imagery seem to come from the ‘40s and ‘50s. Think of Santa ... you’re likely thinking of the Coca-Cola type used in advertisements from the 1930s to ‘60s. And if you had to illustrate a timeless Christmas scene you’d likely choose what most of us would — train sets, dolls, bicycles, a puppy, cookies, candy canes, a tree, a classic looking Santa, etc. it never changes. True, all holidays have iconic imagery, but Christmas more so than any other. There’s comfort in that though, and maybe that’s the appeal. While Cyber-shopping is more popular than ever, and big box stores are still doing brisk business, it’s nice to see there’s also been something of a nostalgic return to shoppers filling their holiday stockings by visiting small local businesses. Shopping in a small business is far more comfortable than fighting crowds and immense parking lots. You’ll likely know who you’re buying from, and the support stays local. You’ll also likely be running into friends and family when shopping close to home, and that helps create a cheery environment. This is how our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents all prepared for Christmas in days gone by. Sitting on a couch with a cell phone or visiting a shopping mall one hour after finishing Thanksgiving dinner may get the job done, but it certainly won’t create as nostalgic a feeling as what family and friends on a Main Street decorated for Christmas can provide. BCR Staff Writer Dave Cook can be reached at dcook@

First Person Pat Hodge Town: Princeton. Family: Mother, Betty; brothers, Mike and Tom; sisters, Cheryl and Kami. Occupation: Cross country and track coach at Princeton High School; amateur genealogist. What was your first job: Paper boy. What is your favorite movie: “A New Leaf” with Walter Matthau and Elaine May. A very witty comedy from 1971 written and directed by Elaine May. Walter Matthau in a more sophisticated role than usual. What is your favorite book: “Watership Down” by Richard Adams. From 1972, it’s a story of a warren of rabbits driven from their home by a construction project and their quest for a new home. If you met a genie who granted you one wish, what would you wish for: If the genie wouldn’t grant me the wish to give me as many wishes as I wanted, I’d wish that all people would learn to treat others as they wish to be treated. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done: Physically — making it all the way around Lake Geneva in Wisconsin when I wasn’t in shape. My feet were killing me so much I almost pressed charges against them. Emotionally — making it through my freshman year in college. It was tough. A lot of things didn’t go right, but I survived, and the rest of my college

years were much better. Where do you most want to travel, but have never been: England. About half of my ancestors came from there, and I’ve been a big fan of the Beatles since the age of 5, when I’d dance on my bed listening to “I Want to Hold Your Hand” instead of taking my afternoon nap. What is one thing you’re truly passionate about: Reading books of all kinds — fiction, history, biography, theology, etc. History, genealogy and coaching are right up there too, as passions. What is your favorite area restaurant, and what do you like to order there: No particular

favorite restaurant. Chicken quesadillas and tortellinis are among my favorite foods. What is something you like about your hometown: That it’s a part of my family history. My mom’s side of the family has been in and around Princeton and Bureau County since the late 1840s. It was a great place to grow up with interesting places and memorable people. And our desire to preserve our history is something I like, too. Is there anything you would change about your hometown: Just to see both business districts thriving again. We have a lot we can offer.

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A different perspective To the Editor, This is in response to Jay Bauer’s letter to the editor, titled “Noah’s Ark — the great deluge defusion,” published in the Oct. 24 BCR. Jay, I also visited the Ark in Williamstown, Ky., but I looked at it from a different perspective. I took it as a warning to people today that God judges sin, but that He provides for those who believe in Him. God is a holy and must judge all sin. When Adam and Eve sinned, God’s judgment came upon them, and God expelled them from the garden. Genesis Sin became part of the human race. Sin continued to increase on the earth until it came to the point that man’s wickedness on earth had become great, and God said He would wipe mankind from the face of the earth. But Noah found “favor in the eyes of the Lord” as he was “a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time.” (Genesis 6:9). God gave Noah instructions to build an ark establishing a covenant with him to save him and

his wife, his sons and his sons’ wives. And “Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” God must judge sin. He also keeps His word. He judged the sin of the world with a worldwide flood that destroyed all but Noah and His family. (Genesis 6:13) After the world was repopulated, people continued to sin, and sin continues to be rampant today. At this time, God is withholding his full judgment on the unjust, but judgment is real and eternal and will come by fire. (2 Peter 2:9-11; 8:7). Through God’s mercy and grace and provision of His Son, Jesus Christ, who took our sin upon Himself and took the punishment that should have been ours, all who repent and believe in Jesus will be saved from God’s wrath and judgment. (Romans 5:9). Each person chooses to either believe God’s Word or not believe. The choice is yours, but the decision will bring vastly different and eternal consequences. Fran Carey Shipshewana, Ind.

First Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Constitution of the United States, 1789

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Wedding aisle — Two area couples share their engagement/wedding announcements. See who they are on Page 8.

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Christmas open house in Cherry CHERRY — The Cherry United Church of Christ will host a Christmas open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the church on Main Street in Cherry. The Templetons, a local band, will play Christmas carols during the open house. This congregation has been in existence since Cherry became a village in 1905, when the St. Paul Coal Co. discovered coal in the surrounding corn fields. The first few years’ services were held in members’ homes. The land was given for the church by John Stenstrom, the lay preacher at that time. He was known by all as “John the Barber” and is remembered for all the kindness he showed to those in need. In 1907, the church was dedicated, and the cornerstone was placed in the foundation. When the Cherry mine disaster happened in 1909 and 259 men and boys died in the fire, the church was the gathering place where the orphans were fed daily by volunteers from miles around. In the mid-1940s, lighting struck the bell tower and burned the top

PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host its 36th annual senior citizens Christmas dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec 4, at the lodge, 1339 N. Euclid Ave. in Princeton. Doors will open at noon. This dinner is free for seniors. For reservations, call lodge at 815879-5261.

Craft show and bake sale WYANET — The Wyanet Community Club will have a craft vendor show and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Bureau Valley Wyanet Grade School. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the local pantry or an unwrapped toy. More than 20 businesses will participate in the event.

Memorial service at Elks Lodge PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks Lodge will host a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, to remember its deceased members. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served after the program.

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part of the church. The members came together and rebuilt it, and at that time, they also changed the steep, outside entrance into a covered inside entrance. Everyone is invited to attend the open house. Refreshments will be served.

Religion Briefs Chili lunch in DePue DEPUE — The DePue United Church of Christ will hold a chili lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Chili, crackers and a drink will be available for $4. The lunch is being held in conjunction with the DePue Christmas Walk.

Community coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the UCC Parish Hall. Fresh-baked cinnamon rolls will be served.

Scavenger hunt and carol sing in Wyanet WYANET — The United Methodist Church of Wyanet will sponsor a Christmas decoration scavenger hunt and carol sing on Sunday, Dec. 18. The scavenger hunt starts at 6 p.m. followed by refreshments. The

Religion briefs — Area churches and groups have announced upcoming events. See Religion Notes on Page 7.

carol sing will begin at 7 p.m. Both events will take place at the United Methodist Church, 112 W. Main St. in Wyanet. For more information, call 815-699-7238.

Annual cookie walk PRINCETON — St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton will hold its annual CCW Cookie Walk from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. They will again sell homemade Christmas cookies by the pound. There will be refreshments and fellowship after all Masses on Sunday.

Annual cookie walk SPRING VALLEY — The United Church of Christ (Congregational) in Spring Valley will have its traditional cookie walk from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the church, located at Erie and Powers streets. A variety of holiday cookies and candies will be offered in a “select your own” style Homemade peanut brittle will be sold for $7 per bag.

For more information, call the church office at 815-663-1951.

Bake sale planned SPRING VALLEY — The Ladies of St. George Orthodox Church in Spring Valley will have a bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at the church, 211 E. Minnesota, Spring Valley.

Live nativity and Open Table supper in Sheffield SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will have its annual live nativity and host this month’s free Open Table supper on Sunday, Dec. 11. They will serve soup, applesauce and Christmas goodies from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. The church members will portray the live nativity, including live animals, on the church parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m.

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PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will offer its free monthly blood pressure and blood sugar screen from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the main lobby of the hospital. According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure or hypertension is a disease that can have health consequences if not treated. 76.4 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Those wishing to have their blood sugar checked should fast 12 hours before the screen.



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Henderson-Fundell Christine Henderson of LaMoille and Rodney Fundell of Princeton are announcing their engagement. She is the daughter of Don and Debbie Henderson of LaMoille. He is the son of Betty Fundell of Malden and the late Roger Fundell. The bride-elect is a graduate of Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyo., and is attending Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby. She is a shift supervisor at Sapp Bros. in Peru. Her fiancé graduated from Malden High School. He is a driver for Fed-Ex Freight in Peru. The couple will be mar-

Hannah and John Martin are enjoying the trees and wreaths at the 2016 Christmas Mini-Tree Festival in the Prairie Arts Center. These can be seen from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4. The silent auction will be ending at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Phone bids are welcome by calling PAC at 815-875-2787.

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Mussche-Grawe Tiffany Mussche of Princeton and Travis Grawe of Princeton were united in marriage Sept. 24 at The Cider Mill at A Hundred Acres Orchard in Princeton. The bride is the daughter of David (Wendy) Mussche of Wyanet and Amy (Christian) Nelling of Spring Valley. The groom is the son of Ron and Nancy Grawe of Quincy. Meghan Mussche, sister of the bride, and Alyssa Zell, friend of the bride, were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Mandy Hasbrook, friend of the bride, Jill Carrington, friend of the bride, Heather Humphrey, sister of the groom, and Emma Mussche, sister of the bride. Flower girls were Ali Carrington, goddaughter of the bride, and Isabelle Glowik, goddaughter of the groom. John Grawe, brother of the groom, and Martin Glowik, friend of the groom, served as best men. Groomsmen were

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Cory Herschler, friend of the groom, Kevin Nassery, friend of the groom, and Justin Miller, friend of the groom. Travis Wesley, friend of the groom, was an usher. Nathan and Logan Humphrey, nephews of the groom, were ring bearers. A reception to honor the couple was held at The Cider Mill at A Hundred Acres Orchard. The bride graduated in 2005 from Bureau Valley High School in Manlius and in 2010 from Sauk Valley Community College. She is attending Kendall College. She is a preschool teacher at the Zearing Child Enrichment Center in Princeton. The groom graduated in 2000 from Quincy Senior High in Quincy and 2004 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign. He is an operations manager at Martin Engineering in Peru. The couple resides in Princeton.

Sibling class planned in Spring Valley SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital will hold a Mom’s Special Helper Sibling Class for soon-to-be big brothers and sisters at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Room 309 on the third floor of the hospital. The class will be conducted through the use of a video, demonstrations and storybook readings. A tour of the Family Birthing Centre will be provided, and participants will receive refreshments, certificates, a gift bag and souvenir handouts. Parents are encouraged to sign up their 3 to 10 year olds for this free class. To register, call St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre at 815-664-1345.

Alathea Christmas concert in Seatonville SEATONVILLE — At 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Alathea, the critically acclaimed folk/gospel duet, will be bringing their unique blend of folk, gospel and Appalachian mountain melodies to the Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent for a special Christmas concert featuring classic Christmas carols as well as their original music. Alathea has been recording, singing and strumming songs since their college years in the late 1990s. The International Acoustic Music Awards listed them as best group/duo in 2008 for their song “Hurricane” off their My Roots Grow Deeper album and runner-up best group/duo in 2010 for their song “Come

Home To Me” from their Tremble album. Currently, Alathea serves as spokeswomen for the Appalachian Service Project (ASP), a relief mission organization helping poor and disadvantaged folks living in Appalachia. They tour the country with their great music and stories while also bringing attention to ASP. Alathea’s stop in Seatonville on Dec. 11 will end their four-city Christmas tour of Northern Illinois. All folks and families from the Illinois and Bureau Valley region are encouraged to attend. For more information, call the church at 815-894-2697. The concert is free, but a love offering will be taken.


By the Book PRINCETON — Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:45 a.m., PHS Book Club —Tigers Read — will meet for a book discussion. Friday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m., holiday music on the piano. Saturday, Dec. 3, the Wellness Support Group will meet. Monday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., Monday Movie: In the 1940s, a young boy attempts to convince his parents, teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. Gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m., youth services story time and craft. Reindeer will be the theme. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., Covered Bridge Chorus will sing holiday music. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:45 p.m., Junior High Book Club game day. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Chicks with Sticks will meet. SPRING VALLEY — The library is selling gift cards again this year. The second order will be due by noon on Friday, Dec. 9, with delivery by Wednesday, Dec. 21. Order forms may be picked up at the library during regular hours. The gift cards must be paid for at the time when the order is placed by the individual. The children’s library has story time on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. There will be stories, crafts and refreshments.

LAMOILLE — Therapy Thursdays is an ongoing program. Come and go between 1 and 4 p.m. Materials will be furnished, or people may bring their own. DEPUE — Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, the library will be participating in the DePue Christmas Walk. Each year, there are various locations throughout town that will have special activities for kids and parents. The library will have Christmas movies and spiced cider. The events are free. On the second Tuesday of every month, the library hosts blood pressure and blood sugar screenings for

free. The screenings are administered by St. Margaret’s Health from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The next screening date is Tuesday, Dec. 13. TISKILWA — On the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m., the library’s book club for adults meets. Every Thursday at 10:45 a.m., the library hosts a senior fitness class. Participants focus on balance, endurance, muscular strength, mental clarity and socialization. There is no cost to attend. Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the library hosts a yoga class, where participants enjoy camaraderie with others and are challenged mentally and physically. Cost is

$5 per person. BUREAU — The Leepertown Township Public Library is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library has computers for patron usage, as well as copier, scanning and fax services. Call 815-659-3283 for information. (The fax number is the same as the phone number). LADD — The library sponsors an adult coloring club on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult card club is on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 • 9 Kewanee tops Tigresses — The Princeton Tigresses battled back from a slow start only to fall to Kewanee 50-40 in TRAC East girls basketball at Prouty Gym Monday. See page 10

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‘ACL’ athletes back in action this year By Kevin Hieronymus

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Princeton’s Garrett Allen flies through the lane with the greatest of ease Tuesday at Mendota. The Trojans turned the Tigers away 67-65 in overtime.

Editor’s Note: A year ago, five area athletes were featured in the BCR Taking a Knee series which chronicled their road to recovery after sustaining ACL injuries. Three of the five are back in action this school year, but it has not been an easy path to recovery. The mental recovery can be just as hard, or tougher than the physical part, they said. Anna Murray/Sara Grieff (Princeton): Anna Murray, a Princeton High School junior, sustained an ACL injury in just her second varsity basketball game her freshman year Nov. 19, 2014. She’s passed two calendar years since the injury and is now two full volleyball seasons, the start of her second season in basketball and one season in soccer into her recovery.

Murray carries no mental block to the fields of play with worries of a recurrence. “I feel really confident. I don’t hold myself back,” Murray said during the volleyball season. “I feel like I’m starting to feel closer and closer to 100 percent. I still don’t have full range of motion. It effected my speed and agility.” Murray’s classmate and friend Sara Grieff went down with a devastating knee injury (ACL, MCL, both meniscus) attempting a spike in summer volleyball July 27, 2015. It took her out of both the volleyball and basketball seasons her sophomore year. She attempted to return to soccer this spring, but retired early in the season. Grieff made it back to volleyball this fall and was still working her way back

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Boys basketball: Mendota 67, Princeton 65 (OT)

Trojans trip Tigers in OT By Bill Schwabenland

MENDOTA – From the depths of a 16-point first-half deficit, the Mendota Trojans rose up to force overtime and ultimately downed the Princeton Tigers Tuesday 67-65 in a boys varsity basketball thriller. “It was a very good game, back and forth, smash-mouth, a juggernaut, a slug fest. That’s how we want to play,” Princeton coach Michael Fredericks said. “I told the guys before the game, we wanted a chance to win. And we had an opportunity at the end of the fourth quarter there, and in overtime. It just wasn’t meant to be.” Princeton never led over the extra four minutes of play, but Mendota’s lead was never greater than just three points – four different times – in overtime. With Mendota leading, 66-63,

with 9.4 seconds to play, Princeton notched a pair of free throws, and Mendota answered with 1-2 at the line. Next came a Princeton defensive rebound, followed by a desperation heave down court toward the Tigers’ basket that was no good, and the Trojans had come all the way back to earn the win. “Mike Fredericks has put himself together a heck of a team. That guy is a good coach,” Mendota coach Jan Thompson said. “Mike has those boys playing hard. They really had our number in the first half.” Princeton forged in front, 15-12, after the first period. The Tigers then went on a roll, scoring the first 13 points of the second frame, as Josh Reinhardt put in a trey and a deuce, followed by Colby Robbins’ 3-pointer, 3-point play, and 2-2 free throws. And it was suddenly 28-12, in favor of the visitors. Princeton still held a similar

14-point lead at the break, 32-18. Mendota pulled to within a single point of the Tigers, 39-38, with 1:19 to go in the third quarter. Colton Youngren’s offensive putback gave Princeton a 41-38 lead with eight minutes to go in regulation. Mendota took its first lead of the game, 46-45, on a Cruz Figueroa 3-point play with 6:40 left in the fourth frame. Reinhardt’s 1-2 free throw gave Princeton a 3-point lead, 58-55 with 23.3 remaining. Mendota’s Joe LaShonse drove the basket, scored, and was fouled, added the free throw with 22 seconds left, and the game was knotted at 58-all. Over the final 5.9 seconds, Youngren had two good looks at the basket, rebounding his own missed shot, but neither would fall through

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Teammates and classmates Sara Grieff (left) and Anna Murray are reunited this basketball season for Princeton, both sporting knee braces after sustaining ACL injuries in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Wilcoxen, junior high coaches provide major influence I’ve always thought junior high coaches, long before I became involved, were the most influential coaches young athletes would encounter along the way. I had a great one back home in Atlanta, Ill., by the name of Stormin’ Norman Mueller. In Bureau County, retired junior high coaches like Charlie Waca, Kaye Pearson, Bill Kaiser, Mike Kessler and Rick Kamrath of Princeton Logan, Alan Bosnich of DePue, Pat Corwin and Dave Mussche of BVS and Dru


Heggen and Charlie Fiocchi of Ladd quickly come to mind. There have been many more. This year we are seeing two more great ones step to the side-

lines, Jerry Thompson of Princeton Logan and Ken Wilcoxen of Bureau Valley North. Thompson, a Princeton native, will complete his 23rd season coaching basketball at Logan. Wilcoxen will hang up his whistle after 36 years coaching in Bureau County, including the past 32 years in his hometown BVN and Walnut grade schools. He has coached 1,062 games, winning 737, developing talent that contributed to BVHS’ state

run in the early 2000s as well as before and after. He’s also coached track over the years and even found time to referee when he wasn’t coaching. Many of those former Walnut and BVN kids will make a homecoming for Wilcoxen’s final home game Thursday when the Storm take on Neponset. The seventh-grade starts at 5:30 p.m. and the eighth at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to take place at the conclusion. If you’ve played for Coach

Wilcoxen, be sure to come on out and tell him thanks. I’d encourage any former athlete, young or old, that had an influential coach, in junior high or high school, to give them a call or drop them a line. • Pulling the plug: WZOE radio goes way back with Princeton Tiger basketball airing nearly every game since I’ve been around and long before that. WZOE is cutting back

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Basketball roundup

Little Giants captures championship By Kevin Hieronymus

The DePue Little Giants defeated West Central 48-31 Monday for a high five to capture the ROWVA/ Williamsfield Invitational. It was the fifth straight win of the tournament for the Little Giants, including wins over Henry (53-33), United (55-22), ROWVA/ Williamsfield (64-26) and Galva (51-39). “We surprised some teams in the tourney and it was great to finally win a championship since the early ‘90s. I expected us to be at least 4-1 coming out of the tournament but 5-0 is a plus,” DePue coach Charlie Klinefelter said. DePue put the heat on the Heat of West Central with an 11-0 lead to start the game. The Heat rallied for a 14-13 lead early in the second quarter, but once the Little Giants regained the lead they never gave it back. DePue outscored the Heat 35-17 the rest of the game to post the 48-31 win. Eddie Moreno led the Little Giants with 16 points, Rafa Puga had 12 and Austin Cisco added 10. “I really like where we are at with five guys who can score,” Klinefelter said. “It becomes a luxury but sometimes you think there may not be enough basketballs to go around. The kids are sharing the ball the way they need to and that’s always great to see. Hopefully we continue to get better and bring back some glory to DePue. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LaMoille/Ohio 63, Hiawatha 36: Lexi Loftus had a LaMoille-school record 37 points to lead

Logan wins Kaiser-Kesseler tournament Princeton Logan won its own Kaiser-Kesseler eighth-grade tournament, defeating Kewanee 45-19 Tuesday at Pannebaker Gym. Jamie Reinhardt led the Lions (10-0) with 15 points, and Grant Foes (7) and Owen Rossler (6) combined for 13. Logan beat Geneseo 43-31 Monday. Reinhardt had 11 points, Rossler 10 and Foes nine. Dixon beat Geneseo 43-22 Tuesday for third place. LaMoille/Ohio to a 63-36 win at Kirkland Monday. Loftus also tallied 10 rebounds with eight steals. Paige Conner added 11 points and 23 rebounds. Jasmine Kahly had eight assists. Hall 51, Prophetstown 34: The Lady Devils opened up a 24-14 first half lead in TRAC play Monday at Prophetstown. Hunter Galassi led Hall with 19 points and Madi Soldati added 15. Newman 63, St. Bede 46: The Lady Comets grabbed a 24-6 lead after one quarter of play and made it stand up for victory on the road Monday at the academy. Madison Craft and Kelsey Simpson each scored 17 points for Newman. Thea Mauk had a gamehigh 28 points for the Lady Bruins, including five 3-pointers and going 9-10 from the free-throw line. Comment on this story at

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Princeton senior Michaela Mall makes a diving attempt to save the basketball from going out of bounds Monday night at Prouty Gym. The Tigresses went down in defeat to Kewanee 50-40 in Three Rivers East Conference play.

Girls basketball: Kewanee 50, Princeton 40

Tigresses’ rally falls short By Kevin Hieronymus

Falling behind nine points in the first quarter and by as many as 18 points in the second quarter to Kewanee was not a good thing Monday at Prouty Gym. But how the Princeton Tigresses recovered from that deficit was, PHS coach Tiffany Gonigam said. The Tigresses battled back within 36-32 in the third quarter with newfound life as the shots they missed in the first half began to drop in the second. Kewanee, however, had the last laugh, outscoring their hosts 14-8 the rest of the way to post a 50-40 win in Three Rivers East play. “I think what we saw is we can overcome a deficit or a bad shooting spurt and get ourselves into a position to win,” Gonigam said. “The girls were feeling frustrated that shots weren’t dropping and it was important for them to realize there are 32 minutes in the game and especially in first quarter, there is plenty of time to overcome a few

Hieronymus From Page 9 to 10 games it will broadcast this season. Tom Clark, the station’s new owner, made the announcement on air recently, citing a business decision for lack of sponsorship. The first PHS game to go live will be Dec. 6 (Kewanee).

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Princeton Logan’s Collyn Walters soars to the basket for a layup against Geneseo in Monday’s Kaiser-Kesseler Tournament action at Pannebaker Gym. The Lions went on to defeat Kewanee for the titleTuesday.

bad possessions. “Also, we saw that we could compete with a very good team in Kewanee. We are making improvements and that’s what we like to see.” Princeton (4-2, 0-1) made just 2-16 shots in the first quarter, falling behind 13-4, the Boiler Girls scoring the final six points. The Tigresses warmed up ever so slightly, going 4-12 in the second quarter. Top scorer, Anna Murray, did not score in the first half. In the third quarter, the Tigresses got down to business. Murray scored a layup and hit a 3-pointer as the Tigresses opened with a 6-0 run. Another 6-0 run with a pair of free throws by Courtney Oeder and

a layup by Murray and her full-court assist to Oeder made it 33-25 with 1:00 left in the third quarter. PHS made it back within four at 36-32 early in the fourth quarter on a bucket by Oeder and 3-point play after converting a free throw on her own putback with 6:49 to play. Kewanee snipers Rachel Moraski and Blair Bullock each hit treys, and post Mitrese Smith scored twice as the Boiler Girls rebuilt a 12-point cushion at 46-34. Veteran coach Chuck Blake said an ugly win is better than a good-looking loss any day. PHS shot 35 percent (10-28) in the second half after making 21 percent (6-28) in the first half. Murray warmed up to finish with 13 points on 5-22 shooting from the floor. Oeder added 11 points and pulled down 18 rebounds. The Boiler Girls were led by the inside-outside punch of Bullock (17 points) and Smith (13), who combined for 30 points. Comment on this story at www.

WZOE will also be cutting back to nine Bureau Valley games on the FM side, the first a simulcast with the Princeton game on Dec. 16 at PHS. • Different day, same column: On the newspaper side, I’ve been writing this column nearly every Thursday morning for the past 30 years, as well as some Tuesdays and Saturdays sprinkled in. This will be

the last one on Thursdays. Beginning next week, I’ll be bringing the ol’ Hieronymus Hypothesis on Saturday mornings, with the BCR changing from three weekly issues to two, Wednesday and Saturday. I appreciate you all taking the time to read each week. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at

“I think what we saw is we can overcome a deficit or a bad shooting spurt and get ourselves into a position to win.” Tiffany Gonigam

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“This past year has been more than an obstacle for me, physically as well as mentally. I’ve had many struggles. Missing an entire season was already difficult enough, but I was worried I would never get back to where I was before.” Alexa Damerell • St. Bede Academy junior

Knees From Page 9 into shape, physically but more mentally,” PHS coach Andy Puck said. Puck hopes to have her back 100 percent next summer and fall. She is running and jumping well in basketball, taking a starting role alongside Murray with the Tigresses, both still sporting the brace on their left knees. Grieff said she is definitely not back to 100 percent physically, but the knee is getting stronger. “I think basketball is helping it get its strength back,” she said. Grieff said she doesn’t really fear having a recurrence while playing. “I don’t really think about it that much. Sometimes I still land on it wrong and it will get sore but other than that it’s been pretty good,” said Grieff, who does a lot of post-game icing on her knee. It’s been good being reunited with Murray in basketball, she said. “I haven’t played basketball with Anna since eighth grade, but I’m glad to be back playing with her. She teaches me a lot,” Grieff said. • Alexa Damerell (St. Bede): During the summer before her sophomore year at St. Bede, Alexa Damerell completely tore her ACL of her right knee and damaged her MCL playing summer league basketball on June 8, 2015. The injury knocked her not only out of her first love, volleyball, but all sports, which was very disappointing for her. Damerell made it back to the volleyball court this fall for her junior season with the Lady Bruins. She said it wasn’t easy coming back in more ways than one. “This past year has been more than an obstacle for me, physically as well as mentally. I’ve had many struggles,” she said. “Missing an entire season was already difficult enough, but I was worried I would never get back to where I was before. I can say I’m fairly happy with how far I have come but I still have a lot more work ahead of me.” Damerell said during volleyball her knee brace was probably the hardest thing to get over and trying forget it is there is sometimes difficult. “I’d like to say that I don’t

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Alexa Damerell made it back to the volleyball court this fall after missing her sophomore season with an ACL injury sustained playing summer basketball. She said she was still trying ti get used to playing with her brace. think about it, but I do, a lot. As the season goes on though I have been able to force the negative thoughts out of my mind while I’m in play at least,” she said. “But when the play is over I do catch myself tugging or messing with the brace unnecessarily. I can not wait till I can get out this brace. Overall it’s been a hard year, but I’m pleased with my progress.” Damerell said she couldn’t have done it without the support of her mother, Karrie, who also doubles as her coach. Karrie Damerell endured her own ACL injury as a high school athlete, but said her experience with it as a mother is by far worse. She has used her own personal experience to help her daughter know what she can expect. While Damerell said her daughter was “150 percent physically” ready during the volleyball season, probably in better shape pre-injury, it was the mental aspect she was still working on. “Mentally she is struggling with what she thinks she can’t do because of the brace and probably nerves about re-injury,” Karrie said. “We know that she has done the physical work

to get back. We have to now focus attention on the mental aspect. We keep reminding her to continue to work and not get frustrated. It is a mental block that she is trying to overcome, and I think for most high school athletes in her position, it just takes time.” In part due to concern about another injury, Damerell is not playing basketball this season. She has opted instead to play club volleyball to make up for that lost season and prepare for playing volleyball beyond high school. Damerell is looking forward to running track next spring and is excited to run hurdles without the brace. • Emily Fordham, of Bureau Valley, sustained a second ACL injury over the summer, unfortunately, and will now miss her sophomore sports year as well. • A fifth athlete, 2016 Hall graduate Amanda Scheri (injured June 4, 2014, while playing basketball) has moved on to IVCC, but is not competing in any sport there. Scheri considered playing basketball, but did not want to re-injure her knee, she said. Comment on this story at

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Tigers From Page 9 the net, and overtime had arrived. Youngren turned in a monster game for the Tigers (2-3) with team-highs of 20 points and 16 rebounds. “I thought Youngren played like a man-child out there. He was just a beast on the boards,” said Fredericks. “We executed extremely well in the first half, much better than we executed in the second half. We had some miscues there in the third and fourth quarters that hurt us, and hurt us bad, but I was very, very proud of the effort not only the first half but in the second half, too. I thought my guys played tough. “But hats off to Mendota. They are a very wellcoached team.” LaShonse paced the Trojans (3-2) with 28 points and nine rebounds, followed by Figueroa’s 20 points. Ben Bokus added nine points and eight rebounds off the bench. • Princeton won the sophomore prelim 37-34. Princeton also won the Freshman A game 44-41. Liam Duffin had 16 points for PHS and Cole Adams added nine ... The Tigers will make their home debut Tuesday, Dec. 6, against Kewanee. Comment on this story at

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Princeton’s Colby Robbins takes the ball to the rack closely guard at Mendota Tuesday. The Tigers fell in overtime 67-65.


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Tigers wrestlers fall to Morris at Prouty By BCR Sports Staff

Princeton fell behind 37-6 to Morris in wrestling action at Prouty Gym Tuesday. While they made up fast ground, winning three straight, the Tigers came up short 41-24 to the Redskins. Luke Peacock got the Tigers rolling at

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JUNIOR HIGH BOYS At Malden 7TH GRADE: BV North 27, Malden 7. BVN: Johnson 8, Haney 6. Malden: Ugasco 4. 8TH GRADE: BV North 38, Malden 24. BVN: Baker 11, Jak. Johnson 7, Davis 7. Malden: Smith 13.

Logan wins Kaiser-Kesseler BCR photo/Mike Vaughn

Princeton Logan’s Ronde Worrels ponders his next move against Geneseo in the Kaiser-Kesseler Tournament Monday at Pannebaker Gym. The Lions beat Geneseo and Kewanee on Tuesday for the championship

Kaiser-Kessler 8th grade tournament at Princeton Logan MONDAY: Kewanee 26, Dixon 24. Logan 43, Geneseo 31. Logan: Reinhardt 11, Rossler 10, Foes 9, Legner 3, Haring 2, Hoffman 2, Worrels 2, Walters 2, Workman 2. TUESDAY: Third place - Dixon 43, Geneseo 22. Title - Logan 45, Kewanee 19. Logan (10-0): Reinhardt 15, Foes 7, Rossler 6, Gibson 5, Hoffman 4, May 4, Legner 1, Haring 2, Worrels 1. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS At St. Bede Newman 24 11 14 14 - 63 St. Bede 6 9 16 15 - 46 SBA: Mauck 7 (5) 9-10 28, Browning 0 0-0 0, Pozzi 0 0-0 0, Brady 1 0-0 2, Ludford 3 (1) 3-4 10, Ochuba 3 0-0 6. Totals 14 (6) 12-14 43. Fouls: 13. At Princeton Kewanee 13 16 5 16 - 50 Princeton 4 9 14 13 - 40 KEWANEE (5-1, 1-0): Moraski 3 (1) 2-4 9, Bullock 6 (2) 3-11 17, Smith 5 3-4 13, Damron 2 2-2 6, Hinojosa 2 1-2 5. Totals:

132 pounds with a fall at 3:55. Jacob Ebener scored a fall in 3:40 at 138 to make it 37-18. After a double forfeit at 145, Austin Wetsel followed suit with another fall at 152 in 1:42 to bring PHS within 37-24. Jud Wright was the only other PHS winner on the mat, scoring a 0:45 fall at 285.

18-56 (3-10) 11-23 50. Fouls: 13. PHS (4-2, 0-1): Fisher 0-2 0-0 0, Mall 3-10 0-0 6, VanDenBussche 2-6 0-0 4, Murray 5-22 (1-5) 2-3 13, Hochstatter 0-0 0-0 0, Grieff 2-9 0-0 4, Oeder 4-16 3-4 11, Jensen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 16-66 (1-5) 7-9 40. Fouls: 16 (Murray 5). At Kirkland LaMoille/Ohio 17 16 6 24 - 63 Hiawatha 4 7 11 14 - 36 L/O (3-3, 1-0): Martin 2 (1) 0-0 5, Motter 1 0-0 2, Conner 5 1-3 11, Kahly 2 (1) 0-0 5, Lundquist 0 0-0 0, Hansen 0 0-0 0, Loftus 15 (1) 6-10 37, Pinter 1 1-2 3. Totals: 26 (3) 8-15 63. Fouls: 13. Other area results Orion 53, Rockridge 18 Sherrard 42, Morrison 26 HIGH SCHOOL BOYS At Mendota Princeton     15 17 9 17 7 - 65 Mendota        12  6 20 20 9 - 67 PRINCETON (2-3): Reinhardt 5-11 (2-6) 1-2 13, Robbins 3-11 (1-5) 8-11 15, Farraher 3-8 1-2 7, Allen 3-9 (0-2) 2-3 8, Youngren 8-14 4-5 20, Parry 0-2 (0-1) 0-0 0, Nave 0-3 0-0 0, Loftus 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 23-58 (3-14) 16-23 65. Fouls: 18 (Farraher 5). Rebounds: 35 (Youngren 16, Allen 8). Turnovers: 13. MENDOTA (3-2): Phalen 3-10 (0-1) 1-2 7, LaShonse 9-19 (2-7) 8-9 28, Figueroa 7-14 (3-5) 3-4 20, Kennedy 0-1 3-6 3, Stamberger 0-0 0-0 0, PizanoOlson 0-4 (0-1) 0-0 0, Bokus 3-5 3-4 9 Prusator 0-0 0-0 0, O’Sadnick 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 22-54 (5-14) 18-25 67. Fouls: 20. Rebounds: 33 (LaShonse 9, Bokus 8,

Kennedy 7). Turnovers: 12. SOPHS: Princeton 37, Mendota 24. FRESHMEN A: Princeton 44, Mendota 41. PHS: Duffin 16, Adams 9. FRESHMEN B: Mendota 25, Princeton 5. PHS: Darren Scaggs 3. ROWVA/WIilliamsfield Invitational MONDAY: Title - DePue 48, West Central 31. DePue (5-0): Eddie Moreno 16, Puga 12, A. Cisco 10. Other DePue tournament results DePue 51, Galva 39. DePue: Moreno 17, A. Cisco 13, R Puga 11. DePue 64, Rowva/Williamsfield 26. DePue: Moreno 14, A. Cisco 14, Strong 14, Puga 12. DePue 53, Henry 33. DePue: Moreno 14, Puga 15, A. Cisco 11. DePue 55 United 22. DePue: Moreno 15, Puga 12. JUNIOR COLLEGE At Chicago IVCC 67, Daley 63. IVCC: Johnson 15, Calvin 14, Huebbe 13.


At Princeton Morris 41, Princeton 24. 106 - Morris wbf; 113 - double forfeit; 120 - Grant def. Hartmann 5-4; 126 - Z. Sater (M) pin Thompson (P) 1:02; 132 - Peacock (P) pin Eisebies 3:55; 138 - Ebner (P) pin D. Sater 3:40; 145 - double forfeit; 152 - Wetsel (P) pin Barkley 1:42; 160 Young (M) def. Bohms; 170 - Bates (M) pin Cihocki (P) 3:33; 182 - Baldridge (M) def Spencer (P) 23-8; 195 - Johnson (M) pin Hill 8-1 3:23; 220 - Roderick (M) def. Allen (P) 2-0; 285 - Wright (P) pin Clark 0:45 (meet started at 170).

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- 200 Employment 228 • Help Wanted PIEHL MOTORS 2 SALESPEOPLE Needed! Due to increased business and inventory levels, Piehl Motors need 2 Automotive Sales People. Excellent customer service experience a must! We will train you on product information. We offer- Weekly salary plus commission; Medical insurance; 5 day work week; Positive work environment; Managers that help you succeed. STOP IN AND SEE US! Ask for any of our Managers! 1402 North Main, Princeton, IL DAYTIME OFFICE ASSISTANT The Prime Quarter Steak House is now accepting applications for a Part-time Office Assistant. Responsibilities include daily sales reporting, banking, cash handling and restaurant reservations. Excellent telephone skills a must. Apply in person. Prime Quarter Steak House, 250 Backbone Road East, Princeton Experienced COOK wanted. 6 days a week, salary based. Apply within: COFFEE CUP, 628 Railroad Avenue, Princeton or call 815-875-1233 LAKE WILDWOOD ASSOCIATION is now accepting applications for part-time help at our main Gate inputting data & assisting members with entry procedures. Computer proficiency and attention to detail a must. Weekends required. Interested candidates should contact the Association at 309-463-2047, ext. 1, or download an employment application online at: http://www.

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Gateway Services, Inc. Has an opening for a parttime JANITORIAL POSITION to work at one of our janitorial contract locations. Position would include maintaining Great Sauk Trail Rest Area according to the IDOT contract. Position would include 8-10 hours per week and availability to fill in as needed. Applicants must be willing to work 1st (5:30 am-3:00 pm) or 2nd shift (2:00 pm-11:15 pm) may include some weekends and holidays, be 18 years of age or older, and have a valid driver's license. Position has the opportunity to turn into full-time position. Pre-employment physical and drug screen required. Previous janitorial knowledge preferred. We also have an opening for a SEASONAL PARTTIME SNOW REMOVAL/ GROUNDS KEEPER position to work at one of our contract locations. Position would include maintaining Great Sauk Trail Rest Area according to the IDOT contract. Applicants must be willing to be flexible and able to work early morning hours when needed for snow removal, be 18 years of age or older, and have a valid driver's license. Pre-employment physical and drug screen required. Applications can be obtained at www. or by visiting our office at 526 Bureau Valley Parkway, Suite B, Princeton, IL EOE/EEOC

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THE UNDERSIGNED WILL OFFER THE FOLLOWING TRACTS AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT WISE GUYS BANQUET ROOM 2205 NORTH MAIN STREET PRINCETON, IL 61356. This farm represents some the most productive soils in Illinois as well as some great recreational land with abundant wildlife. The farm is well located Southwest of Princeton, Illinois in Sections 33 and 25 of Wyanet Township Bureau Co. Illinois. TRACT 1: 40 +/- Acres located in the SW Quarter of the NE Quarter of Section 33 Wyanet Township (T16N, R 8E) Bureau County, Illinois. PPN: 15-33-200-003. 2015 Taxes payable 2016 were $1,191. The PI is Estimated at 130.9 using Optimum Crop Productivity Rating For Illinois Soils. See Brochure for Soil Information. The Farm is nearly all tillable. TRACT 2: 94.6 +/- Acres Located in the West Half of the SE Quarter and Part of the NE Quarter of the SW Quarter Section 25 Wyanet Township (T16N, R8E). PPN: 15-25-400-001. 2015 Taxes payable 2016 were $789. The PI is Estimated at 121 using Optimum Crop Productivity Rating For Illinois Soils. See Brochure for Soil Information The farm is wooded with four separate fields. SELLER:


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771 • Farms For Sale 80.9 Acres 1 Tract/3 miles West of Wenona or 20 miles South of LaSalle-Peru. AUCTION -December 9th. Productive Soils Loranda Group 800-716-8189

- 700 Real Estate For Sale 856 • Apartment Rentals 767 • Mobile Home Sales STOP RENTING! Financing & affordable monthly payments offered 1983 Victorian 14'x70', 2 bedroom, 1 bath with fireplace” 1972 Dickman 16'x80', 3 bedroom, 1 bath; 1995 Skyline 14'x60', 2 bedroom, 1 bath. All homes are located in Maple Acres MHP. Phone: 815-875-1502 for more information

PRINCETON 1 bedroom furnished apartment. No smoking. No pets. $375 a month. Broker Owned. Call 815-872-0080 * PRINCETON * Apartment for Rent. Quiet living, heat/water furnished. 2 bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, bath. Starting at $550 per month, includes carport. References & deposit required. Call 815-879-6021



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PRINCETON 1 bedroom. Remodeled, great neighborhood, lease, deposit. 810 South Euclid. $425. Call 217-766-8497

LAKE THUNDERBIRD 12 Hemlock Drive. Small 2 bedroom A Frame. 2 car detached garage. Stove & fridge. $650 a month. $1,650 moves you in. Call 815-664-2808

PRINCETON 2 bedroom apartment. Laundry on site. $525 per month, lease & deposit required. Call 815-719-2678 PRINCETON 2 Bedroom. Modern apartment with hardwood floors, garage, all appliances included, laundry facility on site. $725/month + utilities. No pets, no smoking. Call 815-878-1984 PRINCETON 441 East Marion. 2 bedroom. $595. Heat, water, garbage. Laundry. Covered parking. No pets. Available October 1st. Call 309-288-3008 PRINCETON – Elm Place Apartments. Large one & two bedroom apartments, from $625 to $685. Includes utilities, on-site laundry, carport, quiet building. No pets. Call 815-228-7350

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PRINCETON 965 Innsbruck Lane Clean & Cozy Condo 1 Bedroom/1 Bath 1 Car Garage All Appliances Included $575/month Available Immediately! 815-875-6254

HOMES FOR RENT: Wyanet-Princeton-Buda. Pets allowed. 1 to 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Call 815-875-2099

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PRINCETON Spacious 1 bedroom. Eat in kitchen. Plenty of closets. Laundry facility available. No pets. $450 includes water. Call 815-878-4149

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, PRINCETON, ILLINOIS Lawrence J. Dowdel and ) Cynthia L. Dowdel, ) Plaintiffs, ) vs. ) Estate of Jacquelynn E. Cantero, deceased, ) Unknown Heirs at Law or Devisees of ) Jacquelynn E. Cantero, deceased, Dale E. ) DeMay, Dorothy J. DeMay, Capital One Beak ) (USA), N. A., Successor in Interest to Capital ) One Bank, Unknown Owners, Non-Record ) Claimants or Other Unknown Occupants, )


The following will be soldat the ON SITE LOCATION Of 813 Main Street in Henry, IL on:

TIME: 10:00A.M.

View Listing & Photos on website: PRIMITIVE, ANTIQUE & MODERN FURNITURE: Primitive Pierced Tin Door Kitchen Cabinet; Primitive Open Shelf Bookcase; Cream & Green Painted Sellers Type Kitchen Cabinet; Harvest Table; Iron Metal Baby Crib; Blue Paint Stool; Wood Open Shelf Bookcase w/ Lower Drawer; Wood Pedestal Kitchen Table; Round Pedestal Dining Table; Wood Commode; Wood Fern Stands; Camel Back Trunks; Sm. Jewelry Armoire Chest; Sm. Pedestal Carved Half Moon Table; Sm. Lift Top Showcase End Table; Sm. Upholstered Bedroom Bench; Vanity Table; Southwest Metal Floor Lamp; Wood Dining Table & 4 Chairs; White Paint Iron Bed; Cedar Chest; 4 Contemp. Wood Dining Chairs; Many Wicker Furniture Pieces ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Christmas Collectibles; Quilts, Quilt Tops, Linens, Chenille Bedspreads & Needlepoint Rugs; Glass Candy Containers; Aunt Jemina Salt & Peppers; Mickey Mouse Figurines; Pictures & Frames; Guitar; Books & Antique Reference Books; PLEASE NOTE: Many Boxes From Attic Yet to be Unpacked!!!

View Listing & Photos on website: VERY NICE MODERN FURNITURE: Very Nice Matching Ashley Furniture Co. Olive Green Sofa & Love Seat; Like New Three Piece Matching Wrought Iron Coffee & End Tables; Like New Bernhardt Leather Swivel Chair; Paul Robert Custom Carved Sofa & Wood Chair; Walnut Table w/Cushman Colonial Chairs; 3 Piece Bedroom Set w/Sealy Posturpedic Queen Size Bed, Dresser w/Mirror & Night Stand; Wood Table w/ 4 Rolling Upholstered Chairs; Avanti Sm. Apt size refrigerator; CD Cabinet; Three Piece Pine Bedroom Set w/ Nightstand, Dresser & Chest of DrawersChicago, IL; Queen Size Denver Mattress Co. Luxury Pillow Top Mattress; Matching Coffee & End Table; 3 Piece Dark Wood Bedroom Set w/ Chest of Drawers-Night Stand & Dresser; 4Piece Wicker Patio Set; Computer Desk & Chair LAWN & GARDEN, COLLECTIBLES & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Gas Power Lawn Mower; Weed eater; 5 Foot Step Ladder; Folding Aluminum Ladder; Tools & Garden Tools; Golf Clubs; Panasonic Stereo Set & Speakers; Marine type Boat Batteries; Outdoor Grill; George Foreman Electric Grill; Radio flyer wagon; Lawn Chairs; Badminton set; 2 new ceiling fans; Table Lamps; Computer Items; File Cabinets; Luggage; Pictures & Frames; Usual Line of Kitchenware Items SELLER:



Defendants. NO. 2016-CH-75 SUMMONS FOR UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS OR OTHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS (NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE (FOR PUBLICATION) The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, unknown owners, non-record claimants, or other unknown occupants, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: The West Half of Lot 5 and the South 16 feet of the West Half of Lot 6, all in Block 23 in the Original Town, now Village, of Sheffield, situated in the County of Bureau, in the State of Illinois . Commonly known as 336 W Walnut Street, Sheffield, IL 61361 Permanent Index No: 14-19-304-004 Said property is residential; said mortgage was made by Dale E. DeMay, Dorothy J. DeMay and Jacquelynn E. Cantero and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document #2011R03728; that Summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. An Affidavit has been filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court requesting summons be served upon unknown owners, non-record claimants, or


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The Following will be Sold at the ON SITE LOCATION of 1630 Deerfield Road (Country Oaks Subdivision) on:

SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016

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SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016 TIME:10:00 A.M.


SELLER: , HENRY, IL • EXECUTOR: TIM GROOM Please Note: Jeri has been a Collector for over 50Years of Antiques & Unique Items. TUMBLESON AUCTION COMPANY, PRINCETON, IL AND ORWIG AUCTION SERVICE TOULON, IL 309-995-3934 or E-mail: AUCTIONEERS: TOM & MARY TUMBLESON/ TIFFANY FOES & JOE ORWIG Email: Or Phone: 815-872-1852 Terms: Cash or Check/CC Accepted w/ 5% Fee

The Following Real Estate& Personal Property will be sold at the ON SITE LOCATION of 820 W. PutnamSt. in Princeton, IL on:

SUN., DECEMBER 4, 2016 TIME: 1:00P.M.

View Listing& Photos on website: REALESTATE 3 Bedroom Brick Ranch Home w/ Attached 2 Car Garage& Sm. Outdoor Shed; Home Has Lg. Breezeway, Bath & Half, Kitchen(Appliances Included in Real Estate-Whirlpool Refrigerator, Maytag Stove, GEDishwasher, GE Washer & Maytag Dryer) Living & Dining Room; Home hasCentral Air, Hot Water in Floor Heat-2 Zones-Gas hot water heater LOT SIZE 80 X 130 LEGALDESCRIPTION PRINCETON-FAIRVIEWSD SL 13-14 L 7 DOC 14-2291 TERMS FOR REAL ESTATE 10% Down the Day of the Sale and theBalance due on or Before 30 Days when Merchantable Title will be furnished.Taxes to be prorated at Closing & Possession at Closing. AllAnnouncements made Day of Sale will Take Precedence over all Previous PrintedMatter. Seller Reserves the Right to Reject or Accept any or all Bids. ThisSale is Not Contingent on Financing. All Financing Needs to be PreApproved forClosing on or before 30 Days after Day of Sale. Anyone Interested in ViewingReal Estate Please Contact Tom or Mary Tumbleson 815-872-1852. Home is beingSold AS IS with No Warranties or Guarantees. GMC TRUCK & FORD EDGE: 2008 GMC Canyon Onyx Black SLE 4X4 Extended Cab PickUp 5 Cyl 3.7 w/ 78,000 Miles & New Tires; 2010 4-door Ford Edge w/ 169,000 miles CRAFTSMAN MOWER, FURNITURE & COLLECTIBLES: Craftsman Mower w/ Bagger; Round Dining Room table w/2 Chairs; Wood Coffee Table; Leather rocker w/ Ottoman; Sm. LG Flat Screen TV;Wood rocker; Dbl bed w/ Mattress; Dbl Bed Frame; Lg. 8 Drawer Chest; Filecabinet; Lamps; TV trays; Sm. Pine Broyhill Two Drawer Stand; 2 Lg.-WhiteWardrobes; Sm. Kitchen Appliances; Pots & Pans; Men’s Golf Clubs; Misc.Hand & Garden Tools; 3 Bicycles Including Newer Schwinn; Lg. 3 SectionGalvanized Locker SELLER:




999 • Legal Notices other known or unknown occupants. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Princeton, Illinois, on or before January 3, 2017, a default may be taken against you and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer in said complaint. /s/Mary C Dremann Continued on page 15


The Following Real Estate & Personal Property will be sold at the ON SITE AUCTION of 119 Breen Ave in Bradford, IL on:

SAT., DECEMBER 3, 2016 TIME: 10:00 A.M.

View Listing & Photos on website: REALESTATE 3 Bedroom Home w/ Enclosed Porch, Car Port 16 X 24 & Various Other Out Buildings; Home has Extra Lot Included with Real Estate. Home Includes Full Bath, Kitchen (Appliances Included w/ Real Estate: Maytag Gas Stove, Whirlpool Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer) Laundry Room, Living Room, Bedroom on Main Floor & 2 Bedrooms Upstairs; Home has Central Air & Gas Forced Air Furnace & New Hot Water Heater LOT SIZE 132 x 82.5 LEGAL DESCRIPTION WINNARDS ADDITION LOT 1 BLOCK 2 VILLAGE OF BRADFORD & PILGRIMS NW 1/4 SECTION 25 LOT 4 BLOCK 2 VILLAGE OF BRADFORD (Extra Lot) TERMS FORREAL ESTATE 10% Down the Day of the Sale and the Balance due on or Before 30 Days when Merchantable Title will be furnished.Taxes to be prorated at Closing & Possession at Closing. All Announcements made Day of Sale will Take Precedence over all Previous Printed Matter. Seller Reserves the Right to Reject or Accept any or all Bids. This Sale is Not Contingent on Financing. All Financing Needs to be PreApproved for Closing on or before 30 Days after Day of Sale. Anyone Interested in Viewing Real Estate Please Contact Tom or Mary Tumbleson 815-872-1852. Building being Sold AS IS with No Warranties or Guarantees. FURNITURE, COLLECTIBLES & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Chestof Drawers; Wood Rocker; Dressers; Sm. Tables; Metal Kitchen Cabinet; Table& Chairs; Desk, Dbl. Bed; Bentwood Chairs; Porch Swing; Kerosene Lamps; Lg. Set of Wheat Fireking Dishes; Guardian Service; Old Bottles; Fruit & Canning Jars; Kewpie Doll; BB Guns; Artillery Shell; Sword; Crock Bowls; 3 Gal. Western Stoneware Crock; Firestone Adv. Ashtray; Walt Disney Pluto Battery Operated-NIB; Pioneer Seed Corn Clock; HP office Jet 4635 printer-NIB; Brother Sewing Machine; Usual Line of Kitchen Items Including Pots & Pans, Silverware, Tupperware TILT BED TRAILER, LG. AMOUNT OF TOOLS & RELATED ITEMS: Tilt Bed 8 X10 Trailer; Garden Tools; Spray Gun; Pole Saw; Sm. Reddy Heater; Fishing Equipment; Lumber; Wheelbrl; Craftsman to Include: Lg. Rear Tyne Tiller, 8 Inch Drill Press, Jig Saw, Shop Vac & Planer; Table Saw; Delta 6 Inch Variable Speed Bench Jointer; Work Mate Tables; Porcelain Butchering Scale; Wood Working Clamps & Tools; Heavy Iron Scale Weights; Several Drills; Electrical; Tool Shop Band Saw; Miter Saw; Tool Boxes; Belsaw Machinery Grinder; Sander; 2 wheel lawn cart; wheel bel; ladder; Chain Saw; Sm. Hand mixer; Agri fab lawn cart; Yard seeders; Overhead electric winch; SELLER:



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Bureau County Republican • 999 • Legal Notices Continued from page 14 Clerk of the Circuit Court Jacob J. Frost Attorney for Plaintiff 102 East St. Paul Street Spring Valley, IL 61362 Telephone: 815-323-4851 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSURE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 1, 7 and 14, 2016. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee ) for Specialty Underwriting and Residential ) Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed ) Certificates, Series 2006-BC1 ) Plaintiff ) vs. ) Monica Puyear; Unknown Owners and ) Non-Record Claimants; Collection ) Professionals, Inc. ) Defendants. ) 16 CH 38 208 East 3rd Street, Depue, IL 61322 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 14, 2016, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office will on December 14, 2016, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. at the offices of the Bureau County Sheriff, 700 S. Main, Princeton, IL 61356, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the fol-


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lowing described mortgaged real estate: The West Six feet of Lot Sixteen (16), Lot Seventeen (17) and the East One-half (E 1/2) of Lot Twenty (20), Block Three (3) in Second Park Subdivision to the Village of Depue, County of Bureau and State of Illinois, excepting therefrom the underlying coal and fireclay together with the right to dig, mine and remove same from the surface thereof. Commonly known as 208 East 3rd Street, Depue, IL 61322 Parcel Number(s): 17-35-452-012 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier’s or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 16-014583. Ellen C. Morris MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6308804 Email: I708197 Published in the Bureau County Republican Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and 7, 2016.

NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on November 18, 2016, 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 Grassroots Computer Systems located at 23280 2650 E. Street, Princeton, IL 61356. Dated this 18th day of November, 2016. /s/Kamala S. Hieronymus Bureau County Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and 10, 2016.

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PRIMITIVES COLLECTIBLES: Pull type 1 row planter; 2 row planter; pull type road grater; horse drawn plow; misc. horse drawn implement parts; hand plows, cultivators and planters; cast tractor sears; several prs of steel wheels; metal stations; steel wheeled wheel barrels; steel wheeled wooden cart; hand carts; JD planter box; wire rake; hand sythe; shovels; garden cultivators; metal roof vents; cast pot belly stove; King cast warming stove; cast fireplace unit; wrought iron gates; misc. garden gates; misc. iron and wood fence; Toledo cat road torch flares; Red Jacket hand pump; Ashlund hand pump; Red Cross hand pump; cistern and misc. pumps; oil cans; 2 man saws; crosscut saw; Never Fail corn sheller; corn dryers; milk can; sieves; ox yoke; double tree; chicken feeders; wood bench; several register grates; Underwriter metal trash can; Kenmore table top fan; American adding machine; ceiling fixtures; bottles; wooden hand operated washing machine; Wells & Nellegar Co. wringer; Ideal wash tubs; double stand w/galvanized tubs; cream separator; lard press; Igloo metal water cooler; several tin watering cans; galv. Tubs; wood & metal crates; shelf brackets; crockery jugs; copper boiler; gallon milk jugs; 5 gal. glass water bottles (2 in crates); Marlboro tin sign; road signs; wooden pulleys; harness w/bells; cow bell; barn lanterns; cast iron kettles of various sizes; Singer treadle base; misc. wood & folding chairs; school desk; wood doors; 6 pane windows; metal bed frames; coaster wagons; Schwinn Cruiser bike; cast lawn seats; metal park bench & lawn chairs; plant stands and planters; concrete pillars, planters, animal figures, bird bath; stand for 8 hanging baskets; trellis; much, much more yard art! TOOLS: Hobart Welder; gas powered log splitter; cherry picker; Delta 10” table saw; David Bradley chain saw; gas powered garden tillers; new wood wheel barrel handles; Speedifour outboard boat engine; Coleman lanterns; plastic pond form; Items may be viewed during regular business hours the week prior to the Auction. , Tiskilwa, IL Seller: Number System Will Be used – I.D. Required CASH OR GOOD CHECK –Not Responsible for Accidents


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ORDINANCE NO. 727 AN ORDINANCE ON UNSAFE LIVING CONDITIONS WHEREAS, the Village of Neponset has determined that dwellings that are unsafe or unsanitary are a hazard to the individuals living within and to the public safety and should be regulated for the public safety. BE IT ORDAINED by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Neponset, Bureau County, Illinois: SECTION 1: Any building or part thereof which, by reason of its unsanitary condition, is unfit for human habitation or which otherwise endangers the public health, is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance. The following defects shall be deemed to be unfit for human habitation: 1. One which is so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe, or vermininfested that it creates a serious hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public. 2. One which lacks illumination, ventilation, or sanitation facilities adequate to protect the health or safety of the occupants or of the public. SECTION 2: PROCEDURE AND VIOLATIONS. A. The Village of Neponset shall receive any and all allegations of any dwelling alleged to be a public nuisance for any of the reasons referred to in the proceeding section. B. Within 7 days of the Village of Neponset receiving an allegation, the Village President or whomever he directs shall inspect the property from the public ways of the Village of Neponset and provide a written report to the Village President of their conclusions from the visual inspections. C. Once an allegation and a public ways inspection has occurred and concurred with the original allegation, the Village President shall cause an examination to be made of any building alleged to be a public nuisance for any of the reasons referred to in the preceding section. Such examination shall be made by a Certified Home Inspector appointed by the Village President. The Village President will also cause a notice to be affixed to the premises in alleged violation. The notice shall read: “The Village of Neponset has been informed of a possible VIOLATION OF VILLAGE ORDINANCE _____. You are REQUIRED to contact the Village of Neponset to allow an inspection of your property within 7 days. Please call the Village at ________ to arrange a time for that inspection.” The Certified Home Inspector shall be allowed into the premise that is to be inspected. The Police may be required and shall assist the Certified Home Inspector in the discharge of his duties. D. The Certified Home Inspector shall provide a full report on the premise to the Village President. E. The Village President, with the information contained in the original allegation, the public ways report, and the Certified Home Inspector’s report, shall make a determination about the public safety hazards and safety hazards to the people living in the premise. F. If the Village President determines there is no public safety hazard and that there is no safety hazard to the people living in the premise, then the Village of Neponset shall pay for the report of the Certified Home Inspector. The Village President shall notify, within 7 days of the determination, by certified mail, the resident of premise of the determination. G. If the Village President determines that there is a hazard to the public safety or to the safety of the people living in the premise, then the Village President shall, within 7 days of that determination, mail a certified letter to the occupant of the premise a letter which shall give each and every reason for that determination. If the certified letter is returned or not retrieved at the Post Office, the Village President shall cause that letter to be affixed to the premise that is in violation. The occupant(s) of the premises will be made to pay for the Certified Home Inspector’s time and report. H. After receiving notice by certified mail or by posting, the resident of premise will have 30 days to abate all of the nuisances and violations alleged by the Village President within the letter. Once the nuisances and violations are cured, the resident of the premise will notify the Village President in writing by certified mail. The Village President will, within 7 days, then direct a person to verify the violations are corrected. I. If the nuisances and violations are not abated within 7 days and the premise remains a public safety hazard or a hazard to the safety of the premise, then, at the Village President’s election, the premise shall be considered unfit for human habitation. Once a determination of unfitness has been made, the Village President shall cause to be affixed to the premise in at least two locations, a letter stating: “By Order of the Village President and the Village of Neponset, this premise is UNFIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION. All residents of this premise are ordered to VACATE the premise by _______,____” (at least 10 days after the date of the posting). The Village President shall cause the premise to become vacated after the date posted on the notice. The Village President shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this section, and it shall be the duty of any member of the Police Department so called upon to render assistance as may be required of him by the Village President. SECTION 3: This ordinance shall take effect from and after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the Village of Neponset as required by law.

PASSED and ADOPTED this 16th day of November, 2016. /s/David W. Mueller PRESIDENT, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF NEPONSET, ILLINOIS ATTEST: /s/Karen Ingles VILLAGE CLERK Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 1, 2016.

limits of the Village of Neponset subject to taxation for the year 2016 the total sum of $78,823.00 for the following specific purposes by law, which amount so levied shall be exclusive of and in addition to the taxes levied for general corporate purposes as follows: Items of Appropriation Amount Amount and Levy Appropriated Levied GARBAGE FUND For the payment of the contractual expenses of garbage collection and disposal $9,000.00 $ 9,122.00 POLICE PROTECTION FUND Police Protection Fund $18,200.00 $18,243.00 WORKING CASH FUND For the purpose of providing money for working cash $2,250.00 $ 2,280.00 AUDIT FUND For audit of municipal accounts $ 4,019.00 $ 4,678.00 SOCIAL SECURITY FUND For paying Village share of Social Security $13,685.00 $15,929.00 TORT JUDGMENT AND LIABILITY INSURANCE FUND For paying liability insurance$ 7,384.00 $ 8,595.00 SECTION 2: That the Clerk of the Village of Neponset is hereby authorized and directed to file with the County Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois, a duly certified copy of the Ordinance.

SECTION 3: That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force after its passage. PASSED and approved on a roll call vote this 28th, day of November 2016. RECORD OF THE VOTE Yes No Abstain Absent Barb Jannie X Austin Bates X Matthew Kaiser X Mandy Mueller X Eugene Costin X Ken Snyder X APPROVED: By: /s/David Mueller, Mayor ATTEST: By: Karen Ingles, Village Clerk Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 1, 2016.

ORDINANCE NO. 728 ANNUAL TAX LEVY ORDINANCE WHEREAS, the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Neponset, Bureau County, Illinois, did on the 28th day of November 2016, pass and adopt the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for said Village for the fiscal year beginning on May 1, 2016, and ending on April 30, 2017 which said Appropriation was duly published as required by statute. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Neponset: SECTION 1: That there be and is hereby levied upon all property within the corporate limits of the Village of Neponset subject to taxation for the year 2015, the total sum of $19,976.00 for the General Fund. SECTION 2: That there be and is hereby levied upon all taxable property within the corporate


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Price Reduced! $269,000 On 7.52 acres w/ creek. Home built2007. 4 BR, open floor, kitchen w/ breakfast bar & pantry. Basement. 3 car garage. Barn. #09263557

Henry Home! $80,000 3 BR, large fenced back yard, full usable basement, living room 23’x13’ living room (hardwood under carpet). Includes appliances. #09333464

Price reduced! $50,000 Dalzell! Adorable 2 BR home, large backyard,attached garage. Roof & furnace 2009. Vinyl siding & porch. Addn. shed.#09154880

Princeton $82,000 Business Building for Sale. Income potential from apt. - charming buildings w/ glassed porch french doors to interior rooms. #09287446

Price Reduced! $21,660 DePue! Cute 3 BR home w/ 2enclosed porches, walk in pantry & nice yard. (Needs new electrical service). Detached garage. #09354043

Princeton! $79,000 Spacious- 4 BR home near Zearing Park. Many updates.Original hardwood floor refinished. New furnace 2015. Front/back porches.#09335073

Price Reduced! $105,000 Wyanet! Large master BR suite. Stone FP, hot tub on enclosed front porch. 2.5 car garage & concrete circle drive. #09270032

Princeton $319,000 4 BR& 3 baths, 2 story foyer, hardwood floors, custom bookcases, vaulted ceiling, Kitchen windowed eating area. Deck & MORE! #09331849

New Listing! $90,000 Manlius! 3 BR ranch & full basement. Large .43 acre yard connects to creek. Patio. One floor plan. SS appliances. Many updates. #09391301

Country Home! $68,500 Secluded area - home w/ 3 BR, 2 car attached garage, eat in kitchen, 12’x24’ living room, full basement - just waiting for you. #09267296

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee ) for Specialty Underwriting and Residential ) Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed ) Certificates, Series 2006-BC1 ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) Monica Puyear; Unknown Owners and ) Non-Record Claimants; Collection ) Professionals, Inc. ) Defendants. ) 16CH 38 208 East 3rd Street, Depue, IL 61322 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 14, 2016, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office will on December 14, 2016, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. at the offices of the Bureau County Sheriff, 700 S. Main, Princeton, IL 61356, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 208 East 3rd Street, Depue, IL 61322 Parcel Number(s): 17-35-452-012 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier’s or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). For information call Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 16-014583. Ellen C. Morris MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6308804 Email: I708197 Published in the Bureau County Republican Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and 7, 2016.


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