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Local or not? Princeton leans toward local service to handle emergency calls By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council has decided to pursue using the local BuEComm office to handle the city’s utility service emergency calls. At Monday’s council meeting, Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson reviewed the city’s options on how to cover utility service emergency calls once the city’s new water treatment plant goes into full operation. The current water treatment plant is staffed around the clock, but the new water treatment plant will be automated and not manned around the clock. Clawson gave cost estimates for handling the emergency calls in-house, through the local BuEComm office, or through the private CRC company based in Minnesota, as was discussed last month by the council. Looking at the costs of various city departments handling the emergency calls, Clawson said the in-house option would require hiring additional employees, based on the individual department, to provide around-the-clock coverage. Also, the city would have a one-time expense of about $25,000 to buy the needed equipment. As far as the CRC company, Clawson said the Minnesota-based company specializes in emergency utility service management. Contact has been made with other utilities using CRC, and they are pleased with the service, Clawson said. As far as BuEComm, Clawson said he and Mayor Keith Cain met last week with BuEComm Director Diana Stiles, and she’s confident BuEComm can handle the city’s service. Stiles said it would be a rare exception when an emergency

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Nine file for three county positions By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The March 18, 2014, primary ballot is taking shape for Bureau County voters.

Nine persons have filed petitions for three county positions, those of sheriff, clerk and treasurer. Contested races will be held on the Republican side for both the sheriff and treasurer offices. Only 11 of the 13 open Bureau County Board seats have candidates filed. At this point, two referendum questions will be on the primary ballot. On Tuesday, Bureau County Clerk Kami Hieronymus said she will have a lottery

drawing at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, in her office to see whether Allan Beaber of Princeton or William Rosenow of Sheffield will receive the top spot on the Republican Party primary ballot for the office of Bureau County Sheriff. Both Rosenow and Beaber filed their petitions at 8 a.m. Nov. 25, the first day of the filing period.

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A ‘sign’ that Christmas is on its way Bureau Valley Elementary — Wyanet held its winter concert Tuesday evening at Bureau Valley High School. Each class sang an assortment of Christmas and holiday songs. These second-graders closed out the concert by singing and signing “Away in the Manger.”

The end of a legacy Browning dealerships sell to Prescott Brothers By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — After nearly 50 years in business in Princeton, the Browning car dealerships have been sold to the Prescott Brothers car dealership, based in Mendota and Rochelle.

Tim Browning, owner of the Browning dealership, made the announcement, saying the decision to sell the longtime family business was not an easy one, but Prescott Brothers is a perfect fit as the new owner. Tom Prescott and Jason Leifheit, owners of Prescott Brothers, were at the Browning Ford building last week for a Thanksgiving meal with the Browning employees. The transfer of ownership was completed this week.

Browning company founder Glenn Browning started in the Ford car business in 1945 in Bradford before moving his business in 1964 to Princeton. He built a new building in 1969 on West Peru Street in Princeton, which is still home to the Ford dealership. In the 1980s, the Browning family bought the Chrysler franchise and located that part of the company in a showroom just one mile east of the Ford dealership.

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Wood burner ordinance under fire Manlius could stomp out issue on wood burners By Goldie Currie

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MANLIUS — The Manlius Village Board continues to work on solving a nuisance issue with outdoor wood burners. While the village had previously agreed to draft an ordinance that would better regulate outdoor wood burners — some which are causing a nuisance in neighborhoods — it’s been currently brought to light the ordinance would affect more community members than expected. Adding fuel to that fire, it might not fix the issue of one specific outdoor wood burner the board was hoping to target. Village attorney Mick Henneberry had been working with village engineer Jack Kusek on an

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

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saying his neighbor had built a homemade wood burner that produced a lot of smoke that was blowing right at his home and effecting his family’s health. The same resident was at Tuesday’s meeting and was backed up by another neighbor who addressed issues she has witnessed with the homemade wood burner. Her concerns were similar to her fellow neighbor’s issues. She said she has seen sparks flying out of the chimney of the homemade wood burner and land on dry leaves, and she fears a fire could easily be ignited by the wood burner. The owner of the homemade outdoor wood burner was also at the meeting and backed up his side of the argument by asking what’s the difference between a homemade wood burner and an EPA certified wood burner? While village board

members listened to complaints, they ultimately decided the neighbors should somehow work together to solve the nuisance issues. Village board member Jan Williams pointed out if the board passes the ordinance, they would have to go to every residence in the village who didn’t have an U.S. EPA certified wood burner and enforce the guidelines stated in the village’s ordinance. Board members questioned what would happen if the owner of the homemade wood burner did become EPA certified, and his wood burner still created a lot of smoke in the neighborhood. Anderson said he understood everyone’s point of view, but the board would have to be precise on the ordinance because it involves everybody’s outdoor wood burner, not just one wood burner.

“It’s why we’re sitting here because (the neighbors) didn’t get together and work on it. It’s not a yes or no thing,” he said. Williams said she hopes the neighbors can work together on the matter and come to some kind of resolution. “It brings stress to the village board because it involves more than one person, and now it’s a whole community effected. We understand that you don’t want your children harmed, but it feels like one person is being singled out on this matter,” she said to the neighbors. The board asked if the owner of the homemade wood burner could try raising his chimney a little taller to see if helps the smoke issue, and they decided to continue working on the matter and tabled the agenda item until next board meeting. Comment on this story at

Sheffield discusses levy, water/sewer Several events planned in Sheffield for the holiday By Andrew Fisher

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ordinance that ruled all outdoor wood burners would have to be U.S. EPA certified and follow guidelines of the U.S. EPA air standards. The question brought up at Tuesday’s board meeting was what if residents followed EPA guidelines, and there continued to be nuisance smoking issues with outdoor wood burners. Village board member Darrall Anderson said everyone has to look at the whole picture before making an ordinance on one issue in the village. “You’ve got to be careful when you put an ordinance out there,” he said. “When you start opening this can ... there’s a lot of things to think about, and I don’t think we could make an ordinance for one thing.” Creating a wood burner ordinance in the village sparked earlier this spring when a village resident addressed the board

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Village Board reported Monday the village tax levy yielded $133,600 in operating income for the year ending Dec. 1. The total represents the largest share of the village’s operating income. The village’s tax levy is also

at the maximum allowable by law. In other news, a water/sewer abatement ordinance was approved. The abatement on property taxes stems from a 1996 EPA loan for a water/sewer project. The village draws enough income from its sewer/water payments to pay for the loan of $380,000 from EPA. The final payment is due in 2022. Without approval of the abatement ordnance, village property owners would see an aver-

age annual increase in property taxes of $300 for 2012. Payoff of the loan is currently funded through a $12 bimonthly charge village on water bills. The village treasurer also reported Sheffield made its first monthly payment of $6,891 on a loan for a new water/ sewer project completed in April 2012. The village will make monthly payments on the $147,000 loan for six years. The board expressed thanks to the village building and grounds team for replacing the lights on the community sign on the east side of town. The board also said the village needs to replace the yield sign by Veterans Park

that has graffiti on it. The village approved a $250 donation to help fund the Danish Church Christmas Program. The program is scheduled for Dec. 15. Proceeds from the event will go to the Sheffield Historical Society. Village employee John Gosch has resigned his position with the village. He will not be replaced at this time. The new town pickup truck will be delivered in February. Chester Fritz of the American Legion is looking for ideas for a Veterans Memorial possibly planned for the Veterans Park. Fritz may be reached at 815454-9051. American Legion Adjutant Gen.

Bill Rosenow is available for suggestions at 815-878-2732. Village-wide events planned for December include: • A live nativity enacted at the Methodist Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. • Santa is scheduled to arrive at the Sheffield Pride Park next to the grocery store at 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Santa will be in the Community Center if the weather is inclement. The village’s nondenominational Christmas Service will be held at the historic St. Peter’s Danish Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Dec. 15. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews. com.

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Potential ‘reporters’ visit BCR Students from Carleen Bergandi’s sixth-grade class at Dimmick Community Consolidated School District took a field trip to the Bureau County Republican on Tuesday to learn about the newspaper business. The trip was inspired after the sixth-graders wrote short articles for the BCR’s winter edition of Illinois Valley Living, which is set to be published later this month. After their tour, the students rounded out their trip by eating lunch in Princeton and visiting the Lovejoy Homestead.

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Local Ballot From Page 1 Following on the Republican ballot for the sheriff office will be Alexander Arauza of Princeton, who filed at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 2, and James Shipp of rural Princeton, who filed at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 2. The winner of the Republican primary will face off against Democratic Party candidate James Reed of Arlington at the November general election. Looking at the 13 open Bureau County Board seats on the primary ballot, Hieronymus said District 20 has no candidate since incumbent Tom Giordano, a Democrat from Ladd is not seeking re-election. The other open seat is District 6 in Princeton, which is currently held by Derek Whited. Whited is running on the Republican Party as a candidate for the county treasurer position. He could not file for both offices, Hieronymus said. Though the filing period closed on Monday for the primary, there are still a couple opportunities for persons who may still be interested in getting into the race, Hieronymus said. People have until Jan. 16 to file as a write-in candidate for the primary. Also, political parties have until the end of May to nominate someone for a vacant position and have the person’s named placed on the November general election ballot. Hieronymus said the primary election will also determine the precinct committeemen for both the Republican and Democratic political parties. Those positions do not go forward to the November ballot but are decided at the primary ballot. If there remains a vacancy in one of the 50 precinct committeeman positions for each

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Candidates filed for March 18, 2014, primary election Republican Party Bureau County Sheriff Allan K. Beaber, Princeton. William A. Rosenow, Sheffield. Alexander M. Arauza, Princeton. James A. Shipp, Princeton. Bureau County Treasurer Courtney Yates-Mabry, Princeton. Derek Whited, Princeton. Bureau County Clerk Kami Hieronymus, Princeton.

Bureau County Board District 1 Robin Rediger, Buda. District 3 Jim Donarski, Princeton. District 4 Jeffery A. Mangrich, Princeton. District 7 Marshann Entwhistle, Princeton. District 8 Kristi Warren, Princeton. District 9 Loretta J. Volker, Princeton. District 13 Daniel E. Rabe, Princeton.

District 17 James D. Thompson, Sheffield. District 26 Connie Stetson, Neponset. Democratic Party Bureau County Sheriff James B. Reed, Arlington. Bureau County Treasurer Rick Wilkin, Ohio. Bureau County Board District 18 Mike Kohr, Princeton. District 21 Deb Feeney, Dalzell.

Precinct Committeemen Democratic Party Selby 3 - Tom Dobrich, DePue. Arispie - Mariele Fisher, Tiskilwa. Indiantown - Robert E. Ori, Tiskilwa. Hall 5 - Laurie E. Abrahams, Seatonville. Ohio 1 - Rick Wilkin, Ohio. Westfield 2 - Alan Ring, Cherry. Hall 7 - Gloria M. Orlandi, Dalzell. Manlius - Ronald Christensen, Manlius.

political party, then the political party can appoint someone to the position, Hieronymus said. There are also referendum questions on the primary ballot for voters in Spring Valley and Arlington. The city of Spring Val-

Hall 8 - Frank J. Mautino, Spring Valley.

Hall 4 - Roy W. Giacomelli, Ladd.

Republican Party Berlin- Elwin Goetz, Arlington.

Princeton 5 – Richard H. Volker, Princeton.

Selby 2- Gustavo “Gus” Hernandez, DePue. Princeton 9- Eldon Entwhistle, Princeton. Wyanet 1- Ralph Anderson, Wyanet. Princeton 2- Robert A. Baker, Princeton. Concord 2 - Robin Rediger, Buda. Hall 5 – Barry W. Welbers, Spring Valley. ley will ask their voters to approve a retail occupation tax increase of 0.5 percent. The village of Arlington is seeking authorization to change its general corporate fund tax from 0.25 to 0.4375. Hieronymus said she

Indiantown – Richard S. Borys, Tiskilwa. Princeton 3 - Keith L. Cain, Princeton. Princeton 7 - Ashlee Warren, Princeton. Princeton 1 – Marc K. Cain, Princeton. Dover - Dave White, Princeton. Princeton 8 - Michael Wendt, Princeton.

could still receive a couple more referendum questions, as government boards have until Dec. 30 to adopt a question to be placed on the primary ballot. Comment on this story at

Local program brightens holidays for seniors This season, holiday shoppers in LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam and Grundy counties can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with local partners, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones. An estimated 27 percent of people 65 and older (10.8 million people) are widowed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, the Administration

on Aging reports about 28 percent (11.8 million) noninstitutionalized people 65 and older live alone. Retailers participating in Be a Santa to a Senior will display Christmas trees from Nov. 19 to Dec. 13 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached. Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be located at: • Handy Foods, 604 W. Main St., Ottawa • Hy-Vee Foods, 1651 Midtown Road, Peru • Sullivan’s Foods, 1916 N. Main St., Princeton • Sullivan’s Foods, 1102 Meriden St., Mendota

The local Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers from its staff, senior-care business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone. “Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, posi-

tive influence on our lives,” said Christine Schouten, owner at the local Home Instead Senior Care office. “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra to say thank you to these community members.” For more information about the program, visit or call 815-223-7970.

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From one park district to another Princeton Park District offers a helping hand By Donna Barker

PRINCETON — The Princeton Park District has reached out to the Washington, Ill., Park District to help with recovery efforts of that tornadostruck community. At Monday’s Princeton Park Board meeting, Elaine Russell, executive director, said Nick Davis, recreation director, brought up the idea at a recent staff meeting, suggesting the Princeton Park District contact the Washington Park District directly to see how Princeton could help. Once he talked with the Washington recreation coordinator, Davis and co-worker Bailey Beaber then organized a bake sale and collection for Washington, and $1,400 was raised. The $1,400 was turned into Walmart gift cards, Russell said. Davis, Beaber and co-worker Mike Anderson have all gone down to Washington to take the donation and to help with clean-up efforts, Russell said. In his comments to the board, Davis said when he walked into the lobby of the Washington park facility, it was full of clothes, food, bottles of water, and toiletries. He was told those items would all be distributed by the end of the evening and more items brought in for the next day. Eleven employees of the Washington Park District were directly impacted by the tornado, with eight of those people totally losing their homes, including the park district’s executive director, a preschool program teacher, and board president, Davis said. The Washington Park District is also providing an all-day preschool camp

for children, Davis said. On the first day after the tornado, the Washington Park District had 15 kids for its program; the second day it had 60 kids; on the third day, there were more than 120 kids. As far as the general sights, Davis said there are heaps of debris piled around everywhere. Houses are leveled. The devastation is widespread. There are still some areas where people couldn’t enter. The people at the Washington Park District were very appreciative of all the donations, Davis said. In other business at Monday’s board meeting, attorney Bob Russell presented the bids for the park district’s $790,000 general obligation bids. The park district received two bids, one from Central Bank with a 1 percent interest rate and no fee for service as registrar of the bond, and another bid from Midland States Bank with a 2.05 percent interest rate and no fee for serving as registrar. Both bids were very good, but Central Bank was the winner, and his recommendation was to accept the low bid from Central Bank, Russell said. The board approved the bond ordinance on a unanimous roll call vote. The bonds are to be repaid by Nov. 3, 2014. Russell also commended the park board members for being so dedicated in attending conferences, including the national park board conference which is coming up in January. Those conferences are a good way for board members to educate themselves and to learn how to become more efficient and to use taxpayer dollars wisely. it speaks well for the Princeton Park Board members to make the time to attend the conferences, Russell said. Comment on this story at


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Browning From Page 1 Glenn Browning, who turns 100 years old Dec. 28, ran the family business until his retirement in the 1980s. At that time, his son Don Browning bought and operated the dealerships until his death in November 2003, at which time Don’s son, Tim Browning, became the owner. At last week’s announcement, Tim Browning said the decision to sell the family business was not made quickly or easily, but was one he felt was best for the Browning employees and dealerships. Looking at reasons leading to the sale, Browning said it has become very difficult to be a single, stand-alone car dealer. The ones who are successful and striving have several locations and can share resources, inventories and people. Also, it became very complicated for him to live in Indiana and own a dealership in Princeton, Ill., Browning said. As the new owner, Prescott Brothers can share resources from their various locations and have some great ideas for improving the properties, Browning said. Those improvements are things which the Ford and Chrysler companies want done anyway, for the small deal-

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Browning dealership owners (from left) Tim and Robin Browning and Kay Browning pose for a photograph with the dealership’s new owners Karen and Tom Prescott and Juli and Jason Leifheit, owners of the Prescott Brothers dealership. The ownership transition has been completed and marks the end of a threegeneration era for the Browning business in Princeton. erships to have showrooms which would be just like ones in cities, he said. Since Prescott Brothers has a Chrysler dealership in Mendota and a Ford dealership in Rochelle, getting the sale approved by Ford and Chrysler was easy, Browning added. Discussion with Prescott Brothers has been ongoing for a year, and he’s pleased with this decision, especially since no one else in his family wanted the business, Browning said. The bigger dealerships are buying up the littler dealers, and Browning is a part of that, he said. “I feel satisfied that this a good ending, but there is a sadness that Browning Ford won’t exist anymore.

But there’s a lot worse ways Browning Ford could come to an end,” Browning said. “This community has been very good to the Browning family for many years. The community has generated a lot of good things for our family, and we appreciate that.” Again, the sale of the Browning dealerships to Prescott Brothers have been a friendly acquisition and one that will serve the community well into the future, Browning said. In his comments, Tom Prescott said he has always liked the Princeton area, and the purchase of the Browning dealerships fits well into Prescott Brothers’ footprint in Northern Illinois. All the Browning

franchises will stay with Prescott Brothers. Looking to the future, Jason Leifheit said the changes that will come will be primarily concerning improvements to the building and property. As of now, no changes are expected in the staff under the new ownership, he said. However, one huge change which will be evident to customers will be the size of inventories, with Prescott Brothers having an estimated 300 used cars available, Prescott said. Also, Leifheit said customers will see increased options for financing to help people get a vehicle within their budget. He also said changing from one family-owned business to the next, Prescott Brothers of Princeton will remain a hometown-type of business. He said both Prescott and himself are smalltown guys, and they want to keep that feeling in the company, which is really no different than what area people were already used to experiencing under the Browning dealership. Prescott and Leifheit said they are looking forward to becoming better acquainted in the Princeton area as the door closes to the Browning car dealership sand reopens as Prescott Brothers of Princeton. Comment on this story at

Council From Page 1 call wouldn’t be answered by a person. BuEComm receives a lot of calls anyway when the electricity goes out. Additional staff would be hired to handle the increased service, Stiles said. Cain said he’s much more confident about going with BuEComm after meeting with Stiles. He had received calls after last month’s council discussion from people who were concerned about going out of town for this service, the mayor said. In his contacts with them, Clawson said both BuEComm and CRC are willing to do a six-month trial with the city. From a cost-perspective, it makes more sense to go with either CRC or BuEComm, rather than handling it in-house, Commissioner Joel Quiram said. CRC is more affordable than BuEComm. If it turns out the city isn’t satisfied with CRC after the six-month trial, it

can go with BuEComm, he said. In response, Clawson noted BuEComm will drop its fee once the $16,000 cost of the new equipment is realized, making the BuEComm fee similar to CRC’s fee. Commissioner Ray Swanson said another positive reason to go with BuEComm is because it’s employing more local people. For what little additional cost the city might have, he thinks it’s worth it, Swanson said. After further discussion, the council directed Clawson to further pursue an arrangement with BuEComm, noting the BuEComm Board has not yet approved any arrangement at this point. In other business, Clawson said the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the city another $243,000 in debt forgiveness on its loan for the water treatment plant, which is good news for the city. Comment on this story at

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Obituaries Charles Funderberg AMBOY — Charles Funderberg, 84, of Dixon died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Amboy Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. Burial will be held at Mason Grove Cemetery, Princeton. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ann Hanak URBANA — Ann T. Hanak (formerly Hedrich), 82, of Urbana, formerly of Princeton, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Born Ann Breckenridge Taylor in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 28, 1931, to Marcus and Margaret (Hackney) Taylor, she was raised in North Tarrytown, N.Y. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. Ann married John C. Hedrich, and they had five children: Susan Wallace of River Forest; Richard Hedrich of Henderson, Nev.; James Hedrich of Norcross, Ga.; Katie Pomonis of Champaign; and John F. Hedrich of Princeton. Ann lived in Princeton from 1957 to 2001, and during that time she worked as a teacher at St. Louis School, as director of the Bureau County Day Care Center from 1974-1980, and after receiving her M.A from Bradley University, as a mental health counselor at Quad County Counseling Center. She was active in many groups and clubs, including Friends of the Library, Friends in Council, Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Board of Education of St. Louis School. She married Joseph Hanak in 2001, and they resided in Ames, Iowa, until 2008, when they moved to Champaign. He died in 2013. During her time in Ames, Ann was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, and enjoyed educational programs and travel through Elderhostel. In Urbana, she served as a Eucharistic minister for St. Patrick’s Church, and was a member of the Champaign-Urbana Women’s Club. In addition to her children, Ann is survived by nine grandchildren: Mary and Anthony Pomonis; Melissa Klimek; Sarah, Daniel, Mark, and Erica Wallace; and John J. and Christopher Hedrich, as well as three great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton. In lieu of a visitation, the family will receive condolences at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Church in Urbana, or the Zearing Child Enrichment Center in Princeton.

Norma Schwanke PERU — Norma A. Schwanke, 90, of Peru passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at IVCH in Peru. Mrs. Schwanke was born on July 2, 1923, in Wenona to Adolph and Dollie (Rice) Schwanke. She worked in the office of J.P. Hollerich, Central Illinois Asphalt, and Len Trovero Construction. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Peru, Women’s Guild, National Honor Society, and the Granville Masonic Lodge. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Burial will follow in the Peru City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the services. Memorials may be contributed to the United Church of Christ in Peru.

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Building demolition finished Demolition work is now completed at the Habanero’s Mexican Grill and Cantina on Princeton’s South Main Street. The building was destroyed in a fire last March, with 50 firefighters from 12 different departments responding to the scene. Clean-up at the site was delayed for months as insurance companies worked on responsibility issues.

Walnut studies sport vehicle ordinance Streets, alleys to be repaired By Nita Wyatt

WALNUT— Regulating sport vehicles within the village was on the agenda for the Walnut Village Board. At its Dec. 2 regular meeting, the Walnut Village Board voted to take the next step to possibly passing a sport vehicle ordinance. Board members have had an opportunity to review ordinances from some other area villages. Copies of these ordinances had been obtained by Police Chief Thomas Ptasnik and provided to the board members at the Nov. 18 meeting. At that time, it was agreed the matter would be tabled until the first December meeting to allow time for the review of the provided ordinances. It was the opinion of Ptasnik that if the board does plan to pursue this ordinance, he felt it should be done in the near future. A motion was then proposed to pursue the ordinance by contacting the village attorney, Rob LaSage of Sterling, provide LaSage with copies of the ordinances reviewed by the board and ask him to prepare a comprehensive ordinance for review by the board for possible enactment. This motion was passed by the board members present. Trustee Deb Quinn, Streets and Alleys Committee chairperson, gave a report on the recent meeting held by that committee. The committee is working on setting up a rotation to seal coat and chip village streets. This rotation will be set up, and the streets with the greatest need for seal coating would be at the top of the rotation. The same type of rotation schedule is being looked at for needed work on the village alleys. This committee will continue to work on these schedules during the coming

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months for implementation in the spring. Superintendent Carl Minks reported there had been a water main break at the corner of Main and Second streets. Minks said the water supply for those affected by the break has been rerouted, and water service has been restored. Additional repairs will need to be made in the spring or summer, but the current solution will solve the supply problem in the interim. Village Clerk Tiffany Pistole addressed the board regarding holiday hours for village businesses serving alcohol. Pistole proposed the same hours as were implemented for the holidays in 2012, which included Christmas Eve at 6 p.m., which would be the time for the last alcohol sales; establishments would be given onehalf hour to clear the premises; New Year’s Eve – 2 a.m. would be the final alcohol sales; establishments would be given the same one-half hour to clear the premises. The board voted to re-enact these same hours for the upcoming Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 2013 holidays. Comment on this story at

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The complexity of column writing While columns are typically considered an easy read — meant to give people insight on an issue or another perspective on a topic or just a short escape from everyday life —they’re actually not that easy to write, or at least, they’re not for me. At the beginning of this year, when I joined the reporting team at the Bureau County Republican, I gained the opportunity to write a column once every three weeks. At first, it was an exciting endeavor for me to finally have the chance to use my COMMENTARY own voice to write my own story, my own opinion and my own take on issues around me. This wasn’t an opportunity I got at my previous newspaper employer, so it seemed like the gold ticket at the time. My first column was probably my best yet. It was as if the inspiration had been building overtime, and I just needed the chance to use my own writing voice to let it out. I wrote about the reasons to “never say never,” because most likely it would come back to prove you wrong. I received positive feedback on the topic, and felt somewhat like an accomplished columnist. My second column assignment didn’t come as easy. And as I struggled with the writing up until the last minute of deadline, tweaking the sentences to sound just right, I still wasn’t completely satisfied with the final turnout. And, just for the record, there was no feedback that followed this column. And so the real tone of column writing was set for me. Column assignments suddenly became somewhat a daunting task for me. I decided to start looking at ideas and styles of fellow columnists at the BCR and beyond. After all, reading and studying other reporters’ newspaper writing style is how I learned to write clearer, more concise news articles. The idea, however, backfired on me. Inside of finding a writing style I could relate to, I instead felt a sense of intimidation by the interesting topics writers came up with, and were able to perfect in their own message to readers. As I read through column after column, I felt my own writing voice pushing itself further and further down its rabbit hole. And as I’ve continued to strive for the perfect writing ideas, I find myself being haunted by column assignments altogether. Any time I hear something interesting or some weird occurrence happens in my life, I constantly find myself asking, “Is that a column idea?” “Could I make that idea into a column?” “How can I portray that idea in my next column?” No matter how many interesting things I’ve come across in the last few months, every time I attempt to write them down, a little voice lingers in my head saying the writing topic is insignificant or was a dull pick. “Don’t bore the readers with that gibberish,” the voice says to me. In a way, I’m currently coming to terms that perhaps not every aspect of writing is for me. Although I enjoy coming to work everyday to write and tell the stories of people, places and projects throughout our county, perhaps I just thoroughly shine using my writing voice to tell others’ stories, rather than my own story. Everyone must find their own niche, perhaps that is mine. Or perhaps, I just need more practice with my columns. If that’s the case, maybe this next year will bring me better ideas and inspirations to fill this column space. Until then, bear with me just a bit longer, readers. BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie can be reached at

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First Person

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: I would take my family and a Kindle. Let’s hope the island has power to charge and wifi! What is your favorite local restaurant: Red Apple.

Sarah Sights

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: I would pay someone to renovate our house and landscape for us.

City: Wyanet. Where did you grow up: Chillicothe. Family: I am married to Kevin, and we have our two children — Trevor (13) and Leeandra (12). Pets: We have one dog. He is a black lab border collie that we adopted from the shelter in Princeton. His name is Bigsby. Occupation: I am the manager of market development for HCR Manorcare (the same company as Heartland Healthcare in Henry). What is the last song you listened to: “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore.

What is the last book you read: “Caught” by Harlan Coben.

People would be surprised to know that you: People would be surprised to know that I broke both of my feet leaving karate class. Well, if they know me well that isn’t much of a surprise.

What is the last television show you watched: “Franklin and Bash.”

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: I love that our small town is willing to help out anyone in need.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Shepherd’s pie.

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: If I could change one thing — no train horns!

Heading for higher ground Inadvertently, I have become the willing spokesman for the ever silent minority; those land bound, upright homosapiens who care not to revisit the oceans and seas from whence Darwin hypothesized we came. Assuming our position on the high ground (usually sipping a refreshing citrus and rum concoction while Bob Marley plays in the background), buffered by an endless expanse of sand and rocky beach, we scan the watery horizon for any sign of the known evils lurking beneath the surface. Amid the flotsam and jetsam of eons of maritime tragedies; mixed with the decaying squid carcasses and lifeless jellyfish remains; propelling themselves silently over reefs and through wild currents; the demons of the sea plot their evil and wait ... wait until the day the Earth is belongs to them. I, of course, am speaking of dolphins — which much like Justin Beiber, have lured the unsuspecting masses into a false sense of calm, relying on their cuteness and perceived non-threatening demeanor to pull off this charade. Dolphins, those mega-sized sea slugs, with their beady eyes and arrogant smirk and constant chattering laughter, have something up their proverbial sleeve. That is, of course, if they cloaked themselves in a proverbial shirt. Few things are as unsettling to me as a grinning dolphin, unless you include a grinning Don Knotts (I shudder thinking about it) ... who coincidentally, was turned into a dolphin in

Chuck Mason COMMENTARY the now classic 1964 suspense film “The Incredible Mr. Limpet.” Now, let it be said that I am not a follower of crypto zoologists and their far-fetched beliefs, nor am I one of those nutty, reclusive conspiracy theorists. (Though I am of the opinion that in 1997 I witnessed the long suspected deceased Elvis prepping meatloaf at a Cracker Barrel in Macon, Ga.) Despite this, I’ve opined for some time now that dolphins are indeed “up to no good.” They subliminally convince us to gather in large groups at multiple Sea World locations and hand over large amounts of money for seating and merchandise, then proceed to make believable the concept that it’s the humans who’ve trained the dolphins. They jump and flip and splash, mesmerizing in their grace and agility, all the while watching us — and laughing, always laughing. Scientists have long studied and documented the intelligence of these aquatic fiends, compiling colorful charts and multi-layered bar graphs and reams of squiggly sonic readings of their “click and whistle” language, as secretive and indecipherable as the Navajo code talkers of World War II. The consensus is that these sounds are used to signal danger,

find food and keep members of the same pod in contact. But I know better. I imagine a transcript of an actual dolphin conversation would read as follows. First dolphin: “Say, is that a tourist filled pontoon boat over there?” Second dolphin: “You thinkin’ what I’m thinkin?” First dolphin: “Yeah, let’s all skim the surface together, causing all the overweight amateur photographers to shift starboard and perhaps capsize the boat.” Second dolphin: “Ooooo, OK. What fun!” I’m betting dolphins also had a hand (or fin) in creating the additive which makes high calorie, artificially flavored snack type foods so addictive. In addition, dolphins may be responsible for recliners, player pianos, garage door openers, escalators, cars that park themselves, techno music and web dating sites. After all, a sluggish, irresponsible, semi mobile, gasping for breath, unable to think and make decisions for themselves populace would be far easier to overtake when the time for revolution comes. So go ahead, swim in the Gulf and happily applaud when they bounce a beach ball on their snout. I’m heading for higher ground. Chuck Mason, a self-described opinionated wiseguy, resides in Princeton. He can be reached at

TO Letter THE Editor

Changing the election district process To the Editor, If you are tired of our state legislature drawing election districts every 10 years in a manner to best ensure their re-election — gerrymandering — you might be interested in a statewide petition drive to change the process. Under the umbrella of Yes for Independent Maps, a group has drawn a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution that would place the redistrict-

ing power in the hands of a bipartisan/nonpartisan independent commission. The petition drive is to place the proposal on the Fall 2014 ballot. The effort has drawn editorial support from around the state and is endorsed by various good government groups such as Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Independent Voters of Illinois and the Independent Precinct Organization. The only qualification for signing the petition is to be a registered voter in Illinois,

and doing so will not prevent you from signing a partisan petition for a candidate for public office. There are many things wrong with state government, to which our current financial crisis attests. Electing more effective legislators responsive to the public interest is obviously necessary. Changing how the districts are drawn is a step in that direction. Voters should select Representatives. Representatives (and Senators) should not select their voters.

Several people in the county have petitions, and you may have already heard from them. The good ladies at Four and Twenty Restaurant are allowing me to set up shop at the front of the house for the next several Saturday mornings, so if you want to help out (over 270,000 signatures are needed by April), please stop by and sign up. More information is available at Steve Gunning Princeton

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 • 7 Religion — Area churches are busy this weekend with concerts, cookie walks and more. See Page 8.

Tree of Lights begins annual campaign PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Lights committee kicked off its annual campaign at the Auxiliary Candy Cane event earlier this month. Since 1990, more than $87,000 has been raised and donated to the hospital for needed equipment. This year, donations to the Tree of Lights will be used to purchase a Reagent refrigerator for microbiology in the laboratory. The Tree of Lights is a special tree located on the north side of the hospital. A donation of $10 will light one light on the Tree of Lights and a donation of $100 will light a special light on the star. When a donation of $20 or more is given, an acknowledgement card

Upcoming — The latest Bureau County birth announcements will run in Saturday’s Bureau County Republican.

Community Notes 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Exhibit opening Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main

PERU — Music Suite 408 Paint Box gallery, 408 5th St., Peru, will host an exhibit opening and reception for the photography of James and Carol Krancic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will feature photography of the Illinois Valley. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. The exhibit will run through December. Gallery hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and by appointment. For more information, call 815-223-4408.

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Tree of Lights Committee members Jeanine Dressler (left), Deb Kirley, Gina Castrey and Kristi Warren are prepared for this year’s campaign. will be sent to the person or family the donation is honoring. A tax deductible receipt will also be sent when requested. For more information, contact Deb Kirley at

815-875-6565. Donations can be made at the Perry Memorial Hospital Gift Shop or can be sent to Melody Schultz at Perry Memorial Hospital, 530 Park Ave. East, Princeton.

PRINCETON — The Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble and Flutopia will present a Christmas concert titled “Christmas Around the World” at the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton, at 7 p.m. Friday. The concert will feature international Christmas music as well as some familiar tunes from the Nutcracker Suite. Holiday drinks and flavored coffees will be served after the concert. Admission will be by donation only. No reservations required.

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LaSalle Public Library hosts Hugo Kringle LASALLE — The LaSalle Public Library will host Hugo Kringle at 11 a.m. Saturday. Hugo will sing and play Christmas songs and tell Christmas stories. He will also tell tales of

his brother, Kris. Funding for this program is provided by the Alwin C. Trust. Hugo Kringle will be played by dulcimer player and storyteller Mike Anderson. His latest

recordings, “The Great Sled Race” and “Anna’s Old Boot,” both won Parent’s Choice awards. “Anna’s Old Boot” also won a Children’s Music Web award for Best Children’s Song 2003.

LADD —The 2013 Ladd Christmas Walk will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Ladd. Activities include horse drawn wagon rides, kids’ crafts and activities plus pictures with Santa. Organizations will sell wreaths, garlands, ornaments and gifts. A Snowman Parade starts at 5 p.m. From more information, call 815-8942092 or email

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North Central Bank announces statewide essay writing contest LADD — North Central Bank announces a competition that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay writing contest. It is all part of a program sponsored by Illinois community banks and the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking to increase public awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to the community. North Central Bank is a member of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), which formed the Foundation in 1996. A monetary award in the amount of $1,000

a year for up to four years of higher education will be given to the author of the best essay submitted to the CBAI Foundation by a participating Illinois high school senior. Up to 12 additional first-place $1,000 awards and 13 second-place $500 awards are available throughout the state. An additional $500 will be awarded to the high school of the overall winner. North Central Bank will also be offering up to $500 as a local award. The same entries sent to the state competition will be judged locally. The bank is encourag-

ing all local high school seniors to submit short essays on the following theme: “The Importance of Community Banking.” Information on the contest is available at North Central Bank and the local high schools. Entries must be submitted to the bank by Jan. 17, 2014. The bank will then submit selected entries to the CBAI Foundation to be eligible for statewide competition. CBAI, a professional trade association representing approximately 400 Illinois-chartered banks and thrifts throughout Illinois.

PAC adds to festival lineup PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council has added a two events to the mine-Christmas Tree Festival lineup. At 7 p.m. Friday the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble and Flutopia will present a Christmas concert at the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East, Princeton. This

25-member flute ensemble will present Christmas Around the World, featuring international Christmas music as well as some familiar tunes from “The Nutcracker Suite.” Admission is by donation only. Refreshments will be served after the concert. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, there will be a make and take Christmas crafts event for children ages 3-13 at the Prairie Arts Center. This is a free event. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 815-875-2787 or visit

PRINCETON — The Princeton Community Band will present “An Afternoon of Holiday Cheer” at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Sally Skinner Council Auditorium at Princeton High School. The concert will feature many holiday favorite in a variety of musical styles, and will include an audience singa-long. The band will be under the direction of guest conductor Brandon Czubachowski. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ PRINCETON — Festival 56 will present the holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street,” as a radio play broadcast live over WZOE Radio at

St., Princeton. Tickets are $20 and include complimentary coffee and refreshments from Flour House Bakery before the show. To order tickets, call 815-879-5656 or visit

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

Senior dinner PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host its 33rd annual senior citizens dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday at the lodge. Doors open noon. This dinner is free for seniors. For reservations, call Kent Harmon at 815-915-6152.

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

Coat drive PRINCETON — The Bureau County Food Pantry will hold its third children’s winter coat/hat and glove distribution program from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 and from 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at 1019 N. Main St., Princeton. Families must reside in Bureau County. Proof of residency and 30-day income verification must be provided. For more information, contact Vanessa Hoffeditz at 815875-6064.

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Alathea performs concert PRINCETON — Alathea will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at Christ Community Church, 1719 S. Euclid Ave., Princeton. The concert is free and sponsored by Taylor’s Tree and Turf. There will be an offering taken to benefit WUNT Community Christian Radio. Seating is limited. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Alathea brings their unique style and Appalachian mountain freshness with a blend of Christmas music and songs for all ages.

Community Coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the U.C.C. Parish Hall. Dan Eiten, an in-person counselor with the BureauPutnam County Health Department, will be in attendance from 9 to 10 a.m. to explain the new law, Get Covered Illinois, and answer any questions.

Cookie walk SPRING VALLEY — The United Church of Christ (Congregational) will have its traditional cookie walk from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Varieties of holiday cookies and candies will be offered. Homemade peanut brittle will be sold for $6.50 per bag. There will be a variety of homemade crafts. For more information, contact the church office at 815-663-1951.

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

Blue Christmas PRINCETON — Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton will host a meditative service with carols, candles, prayers and a time to share a memory of a loved one at 5 p.m. Sunday. This service is an attempt to honor grief, offer hope and provide fellowship. The meeting will continue informally at 6 p.m. at a local restaurant. To participate in the meal, contact the church at 815-872-5150 so a seat can be reserved.

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PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church of Princeton, 316 S. Church St., will hold a combined worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The centerpiece of worship will be the children’s Christmas musical. All are welcome to join.

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Live nativity SHEFFIELD — Members of the Sheffield United Methodist Church will be portraying the Nativity on the church parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be a soup supper from 4 to 7 p.m. as well as cookies and hot drinks. The public is invited.

Second Sunday worship SEATONVILLE — Alathea, an acclaimed folk/gospel duet, will lead worship at the Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent at 6 p.m. Sunday as part of the church’s Second Sunday Alternative Worship Gatherings. Following the worship, Alathea will present a Christmas concert to the community. This is a free event and an


ARLINGTON — Members of St. Patrick Church in Arlington will be making sausage Saturday. Orders can be placed by calling Lauren Koch at 815-638-2224 or Ann Hunter at 815-6382691 by Friday. Sausage will be available for pickup on Saturday at the church hall between the 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and on Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

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


offering will be taken to help fund the youth mission trip in the summer. For more information, call 815-228-6717 or visit

Lucia Festival PRINCETON — Evangelical Covenant Church of Princeton will hold its annual Lucia Festival at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Tara Kunkel will provide this year’s entertainment. Egg casserole, fruit soup, breads and cookies will be served. Tickets are $8 per person. Reservations are required. Call Joan Eggers at 815-875-2168 to make a reservation. The bake sale will run from 9 to 11 a.m.

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

Bake sale and raffle PERU — St. Valentine Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas bake sale and raffle from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at the church annex, 1109 Pulaski St., Peru. The bake sale will feature an assortment of baked goods, cookies, candy, pies, noodles and potica. There will be raffle items including a

holiday ham, a tray of homemade decorated cookies, Christmas crafts and gift cards from local businesses. Tickets will also be available for the grand raffle drawing on Dec. 27. Tickets are $50 each for large cash prizes.

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

Childcare PRINCETON — Princeton’s First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St., will offer free childcare at the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14. The program is for children ages 3-12 so parents can do some kidfree Christmas shopping. Snacks and activities will be provided. Preregistration is required, call 815-872-2821.

Cherry raffle benefits food pantry CHERRY — Holy Trinity Cherry will help the Hall Township Food Pantry again this year to raise funds for milk at the food pantry. Holy Trinity will hold its kids milk and cookies raffle to raise the money. The church will raffle off a handmade Christmas wall-hanging made by Rose Yoder and her team from Arthur. Tickets for the raffle

will be sold from now to Dec. 15 when the winning ticket will be selected after the 8:30 a.m. Mass in Cherry. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. To purchase tickets or to make a donation through the mail, send a check made out to Holy Trinity Christmas Kids Milk and Cookies at Holy Trinity Cherry, 212 S. Main St., Cherry, IL 61317, the Hall Township Food Pantry, 500 N. Terry St., Spring Valley, IL 61361, or visit www.cherryholytrinity. org.

HCCC has new pastor PRINCETON — Hampshire Colony Congregational Church welcomed the Rev. Sarah Gladstone as its new pastor on Oct. 1. Gladstone of St. Johns, Mich., is a graduate of Michigan State University and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Her primary study was theology but she also has a background in social work and the spiritual development of young adults. She previously served at First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oneonta Congregational Church in South Pasadena, Calif, and at the First Congregational Church in St. Johns, Mich. Just prior to joining Hampshire, she served the Appalachia Service Project as the chaplain. Gladstone will lead worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with fellowship time at 10 a.m. The church is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.


CHERRY — Holy Trinity Church will hold its pie and coffee club at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, in the church hall in Cherry. The meeting this month is come visit Santa’s workshop. For more information, contact Bonnie at 815-2244008.

First Congregational Church of LaMoille will hold a cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Boys basketball: Marquette 57, St. Bede 52

Hall, St. Bede bowlers mirror opposites in experience

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PERU — Ottawa Marquette Academy finally reached the win column Tuesday night with a 57-52 win over host St. Bede Academy. Tough defense from the previous winless Crusaders squad suffocated a young Bruins squad into a tough evening despite solid performances from sophomore guard Jarret Olson and junior Jack Brady. Both Olson and Brady had 19 points to lead the Bruins’ effort while Sam Halm had 11. The St. Bede trio drained three-point baskets to keep the Bruins in the game. The Bruins held a twopoint cushion at halftime and a four-point lead at the end of three quarters, but a disastrous fourth quarter proved to be the difference. Marquette (1-4) played BCR photo/Mike Vaughn solid defense against the St. Bede guards and were more aggressive as they Princeton Logan’s Joshua Reinhardt takes a shot against Kewanee in Tuesday’s forced the Bruins into championship game of the Kaiser-Kesseler eighth-grade tournament at Pannebaker Gym. The Lions won 45-33. See Girls Page 11

Lions win Kaiser-Kesseler title

Killer gets his call to the Hall The Mike Kilmartin file: 1973-75 - freshmen coach at St. Bede 1975-76 - boys coach at AlWood (5-17) 1976-78 - boys coach at PC (13-27) 1978-79 - boys coach at DePue (16-10) 1983-98 - boys coach at Mendota (258-164) 1998-02 - girls coach at Mendota (84-31) 2011-present - boys coach at St. Bede (49-16) Overall varsity record: 422-263 (.616) Career highlights: Won seven regionals, five sectionals and made three state appearances as Mendota boys coach. Won three regionals and placed fourth at state as girls coach.

The one thing missing on his resume that he really wanted most was to be inducted into Mike “Killer” Kilmartin had the Illinois Basketball Coacha lot of championships and es Association Hall of Fame. victories in his distinguished He returned to coaching as coaching career when he the boys coach at St. Bede, retired as girls coach at Menwhere he launched his career dota in 2002. as freshmen coach in 1973, He had won seven regionin part, to reach the coveted als, five sectionals and made 400-win plateau which seems Mike Kilmartin state tournament appearances St. Bede coach going into to be the launching pad into as the Mendota boys basket- the IBCA Hall of Fame the Hall of Fame. ball coach. In his last stint at Killer won 23 games in his his alma mater, Kilmartin won three return to coaching the St. Bede boys regionals and placed fourth at state as See IBCA Page 11 the girls basketball coach at Mendota.

By Kevin Hieronymus

A mixture of returning bowlers and youth will grace the two area high school bowling squads this winter. St. Bede Academy and Hall High School are the mirror opposites of each other as one’s girls squad has lots of experience and the other has experience on the boys side.


weickert. Freshmen Kaytlin Brandt has impressed the SBA coaching staff early on in practices whose roster also includes freshmen Aiko Mendoza, Lauren Silfies, Stephanie Boehm and junior Desiree Jordan Dickerson. “The main goal I set for my bowlers is for them to improve from the beginning of the season to the end,” said veteran coach Buck Emmerling of both of his teams. “Fans can expect to see a hard working team that won’t give up until the final ball is rolled but that they can expect to see a team that is having fun and enjoying the game of bowling.”

While the Hall boys team will be relatively young, the girls side has experience which should benefit them as the season goes on behind the bowling of state qualifier Kaitlyn Padgett, who finished 54th last year, Clarrissa Gerrard and Heidi At St. Bede Kaitlyn Neilsen. A c a d e m y , Padgett Hall High Emmerling Hall senior School bowling expects his coach Monica seniors to lead his squad Hrovat believes those in their contests this winthree bowlers will lead ter. her squad. “Dominic Sondgeroth “Kaitlyn can be a leader and Devin Forbes have for the team,” said Hro- put in extra hours on vat of her state qualifier. the lanes,” said Emmer“She has worked really ling of two of his three hard to be the bowler she seniors that also includes has become, and the girls Matt Silfies. “They both can learn from her.” bowled in a youth league The rest of the Lady in the off season and that Devils squad are fair- always helps to prepare ly new to bowling but for the high school seashould do fine with hard son.” work, Hrovat said. They In addition to putting include Nicole Whitten, the time in at the lanes, Rebecca Schmidt, Oliv- the SBA coach believes ia Bergagna, Hayleigh his returning senior boys Olson, Natalie Stocking, are a good core group to Crystal Hurtado, Adriana build around and they Avila and Kailyn Weber. are each capable of leadSt. Bede will look to a ing the team on any given senior, Savannah Player night. and sophomore Emma Last week against MenWilke to lead their dota, Mike Rosenberg led young girls squad look- the Bruins with a series ing to replace the gradu- high of 567. Rosenberg ated Barbi Prokup, Nicole and the three seniors Yaklich and Lainie SchSee Bowlers Page 11


Softball Factory puts out softball 24/7 Kevin Hieronymus

Playing softball 24/7 is Deidra Whightsil’s kind of weekend. The Hall High HIERONYMUS’ HYPOTHESIS School senior recently completed a select training session in Vero Beach, Fla., Her softball experience hosted by Softball Factory. started with an exposure She was one of 40 girls camp at Judson University in throughout the nation cho- Elgin sponsored by Softball sen to attend. Factory where she learned

about from Hall coach Pete Kasperski. The camp was going to be fun in itself, then she learned five players from the camp would be picked to attend the select training session in either Florida or Oklahoma. “I knew for sure they weren’t going to pick me,” Whightsil said. “A few weeks later I got a package in the mail saying I had been picked. That was the

most exciting thing ever. I of course chose Florida because I do loved the idea of being able to fly to a different state by myself to play softball with some of the most talented women in this country.” She was one of just four girls from Illinois selected with 40 nationwide. From there it was all softball, with instruction from former Division I and Nation-

al team players. Whightsil reported on Nov. 7 for registration and meetings. Room check and lights out came at 10:30 p.m. The next day, they were all ready for business. She didn’t even mind the early-morning wake-up call, helped by a few of her new little friends. “We’d wake up early everyday to go out eat

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Deidra Whightsil Attended Softball Factory

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Pavlovich nets 1,000 career point in PC win

Bruins win first TRAC meet

By BCR Sports Staff

Daniela Pavlovich made her last shot a memorable one Monday night. The Putnam County senior scored her 1,000th career point, finishing the night with 20 to lead the Lady Panthers to a 64-45 win over visiting Indian Creek. Sisters Allison Voss (13) and Venessa Voss (12) combined for 25 points in the win. Amboy 43, LaMoille/ Ohio 29: Shiela Browning paced the Lady Lions in Tuesday’s nonconference road loss with 11 points. Vanessa Martinez had eight points with 10 rebounds. L/O coach Dick Gross said 28 turnovers didn’t help their cause, “but the girls never quit.” Midland 34, Princeton 29: The visiting Timberwolves scored the final four points of the second quarter to take an 18-14 halftime lead and the first 10 of the third quarter to go up 28-14. The Tigresses rallied strong in the fourth quarter, but ultimately, shooting just 17

percent (11-66) was too much too overcome. “We had a lot of good shots in our offense, we just couldn’t get them down. We had a couple that seemed to go all the way down and then back out,” PHS coach Kevin Hieronymus said. “I’m proud of my girls how they keep playing hard and play as a team.” Zoe Mead led PHS (1-5) with eight points and eight rebounds. Taylor Clark and Michaela Strom added six points each. Brittany Foster had 10 points for Midland and hit two straight threes in the third quarter, Hieronymus said “broke our back” Amboy 41, Bureau Valley 32: The host Lady Clippers got a jump start on Three Rivers Conference North Division play, defeating the Storm Monday night. Amboy stretched out a 25-18 halftime lead to 37-23 with a 12-5 third quarter run. Sydney Wilhelm led all scorers with 15 points. BCR photo/Mike Vaughn Darcy Kepner had 11 for Princeton’s Taylor Clark battles for a rebound against Midland the Storm (4-3). Tuesday at Prouty Gym. PHS couldn’t shrug off a 17 percent See Hoops Page 11 shooting night, falling 34-29.

By BCR Sports Staff

The St. Bede wrestling team notched their first win in Three Rivers Conference, defeating the Fulton Steamers 40-30 Tuesday. Jordan Elnicki got the Bruins started with a 20-8 decision in the first match of the night at 113 pounds. The Steamers, however, swept the next three weights to go up 18-4 and the Bruins had to battle back. Senior captain James James Peacock began to turn the Peacock Wins 8-5 at 135 tide with an 8-5 decision at 138. That started a Bruins roll with Connor MacDavitt (4:36) and Adam Hunter (4:50) following with pinfalls at 145 and 152 to regain a Bruins lead at 19-18. From there, the Bruins stretched their lead to 34-18, with wins by Andre Hurr (8-7) at 160, Spencer Barnes (1:39 fall) at 170 and Sam Bennett (1:20 fall) at 189. John Barnes (285) added a fall at 1:10.

Bowling At Ottawa: Host Ottawa downed the Hall Red Devils 3,223 to 3,010 in boys bowling at Town Lanes Tuesday. Kyle Barkley led Hall with a pair of high games of 220 in a 618 series. Other top bowlers for Hall were James Russell (501), Pete Mautino (493) and Hayden Nielsen. Ottawa also won the JV meet 2,274 to 2,117. Alex Krutson led Hall with a 421 series and a 182 high game.

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Deer harvest takes sharp drop The first season of shotgun deer hunting is over and the second season starts today. I think the real surOUTDOOR COLUMNIST prise in statistics is the overall drop in the state’s deer and 2013 harvest totals. harvest number. Pike, 2,108, 1,535 Last year after the first Jackson, 1,621, 1,526 season, the harvest numRandolph, 1,665, 1,436 ber totaled 72,111 whiteFulton, 2,048, 1,409 tails. This year, the total Adams, 1,938, 1,393 reached 55,708. Most of Here are several local us can understand a drop counties their harvest totals. in the harvest number but Bureau, 1,014, 730 we didn’t think it would be Henry, 592, 458 more than 15,000. LaSalle, 887, 588 I talked to several huntLee, 565, 385 ers who hunted locally and Putnam, 389, 278 as far as Adams County. Whiteside, 648, 482 Most claimed they did not Stark, 247, 156 see as many deer this year The Illinois harvest as indias in 2012. cated by gender was 59 perFor Bureau County, the cent were bucks. Last year, it drop in numbers was 284, was 60 percent. dropping from 1,014 to 730. The remainder of deer Some hunters thought the season will be today rain lowered their chances through Sunday for shotwhile others thought the gun. The muzzleloader seawind was a deterrent. Still son is Dec. 13-15, while the others thought blue tongue split season for antlerless was a problem. I am sorry, and CWD will be Dec. 26-29 but I know very little about and Jan. 17-19. blue tongue, I promise to Wear an extra layer do some research on it. cause it is going to get cold. Apparently it is a source of Lee Wahlgren is the BCR whitetail deaths. Outdoor Columnist. Contact Here are the top five him at whitetail counties with 2012

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From Page 9 are part of a 14-person roster with freshmen Bradyn Atkinson, Dash Burgess, Kristian Gensler, Kevin Lu, Jacob Dudek, Chris Haas, Chris Moore, Adam Claggett, sophomore Alex McCloskey and junior Dennis Andreev. While Emmerling returns three seniors who he will count on regularly, Hrovat graduated her top bowler the previous three years, David McManus along with three other bowlers who graduated. According to Hrovat,

Scoreboard Basketball

Junior high boys At Walnut

7th grade: BV North 42, Malden 16. BVN (10-5, 6-1): Batten 10, Guenther 6, Schoff 6. Malden: Bohms 9. 8th grade: BV North 35, Malden 15. BVN (6-9, 4-3): Petros 9, Brown 8, Schoff 6. Malden: Bohms 7. Junior college At Springfield

Women: Lincoln Land 65, IVCC 53. IVCC: Rhodes 10, Kistenfeger 8, Jessen 7. Men: IVCC 72, Lincoln Land 62. IVCC: McCray 22, Adair 11, Johnson 10. High school boys At LaMoille

Woodland   13  21 13 12  - 59 LaMoille/Ohio     8 15 14 12  - 49 LaMoille/Ohio (2-3): DeLong 2-5 (2-5) 0-0 6, Tudor 6-9 1-2 13, Morris 3-5 1-1 7, Powers 0-2 (0-2) 1-2 1, Lovgren 2-7 (0-1) 0-0 4, Gross 2-5 (0-2) 0-0 4, Debruhl 1-2 (0-1) 0-0 2, Mills 2-5 (0-2) 0-0 4, Becker 0-2 0-0 0, Schweickert 2-5 (1-2) 0-0 5, Lucas 1-1 (1-1) 0-0 3, Davis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-48 (4-16) 3-5 49. Fouls: 17. Rebounds: 27 (Tudor 5, Mills 4). Turnovers: 33. Prelim: Woodland 52-35. L/O: Stamberger 10, Schulte 8, Fitzpatrick 8, Stuepfert 8 At Varna (freshmen)

Princeton 38 Midland 24. PHS (1-1): Brent Loftus 15, Colten Youngren 9, Sisler 8, Farraher 4, Hilmes 2. M (0-1): Miller 7

she believes Kyle Barkley and James Russell will lead the boys team that will be relatively young. Rounding out the Hall squad are Miguel Marquez, Simon Burcham, Hayden Nielsen, Marcquis Briddick, Tyler Turpen, Blake Lynn, Pete Mautino, Alex Krutson, Noah Lautner, Jake Wertz, Josh Stoner, Terry Stedman, Brian Lucas, Josh Ruda and Anthony Papin. “They will get better as the season goes on,” Hrovat said. “My goal for the boys is that they will get better individually as the season progresses.” Comment on this story at At Manlius (sophs)

Stark County 38, Bureau Valley 34 High school girls At Orion (Monday)

Princeton 8 3 6 6 - 22 Orion 16 21 10 13 - 60 PHS (1-4, 0-1): Barajas 2 0-0 4, Farrell 0 0-0 0, VanDenBussche 0 0-0 0, Strom 2 0-0 4, Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Sims 1 0-0 2, Mead 1 2-4 4, Schmidt 1 1-2 3, Hughes 0 2-4 2, Frank 0 0-0 0, Clark 1 (1) 0-0 3. Totals: 8 (1) 5-10 22. Fouls: 11 Sophs: Orion 41-7. PHS: Hieronymus 2, Sims 2, Rhodes 2, Legner 1. At Amboy (Monday)

Bureau Valley 6 12 5 9 - 32 Amboy 12 13 12 4 – 41 BV (4-3, 0-1): Bickett 2 1-2 5, Arnadottir 2 (1) 1-2 6, Bornsheuer 1 1-1 3, DeVenney 2 (1) 0-0 5, Bennett 1 0-0 2, Kepner 4 (2) 1-2 11, Irini Petros 0 0-0 0, Dean 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 4-7 32. Amboy (3-2, 1-0): Wilhelm 7 (1) 0-0 15, Dinges 4 0-0 8, McCoy 3 0-0 6, Liebing 1 1-2 3, Ortgiesen 2 0-0 4, Ely 0 0-0 0, Fredericks 1 0-0 2, Boyle 0 3-4 3. Totals: 18 4-6 41. At Spring Valley (Monday)

Kewanee 8 11 12 13 - 44 Hall 11 0 5 14 - 30 Hall (3-4, 0-1): E. Herrmann 1 2-3 3, Justi 0 0-0 0, Golden 1 0-1 2, Hoscheid 0 1-3 1, Faletti 3 (1) 5-8 12, Galassi 1 0-0 2, B. Herrmann 3 1-4 7, Azarskis 1 2-2 2. Totals: 10 11-21 30. See more scoreboard at www.bcrnews. com

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Boys basketball: Woodland 59, LaMoille/Ohio 49

Woodland shoots down Lions By Bill Schwabenland

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille/Ohio Lions pushed out to a very tentative 6-0 early lead Tuesday night against Streator Woodland, but it was the visiting Warriors who ultimately left town with a 59-49 non-conference victory. Woodland knotted the score at both 6-all and 8-all in the first quarter, before the visitors took a 13-8 lead after eight minutes. A coast-to-coast layup by Jacob Tudor pulled the Lions to within 21-19 of Woodland exactly halfway through the second quarter. But the Warriors connected on 7-12 second period free throws and outscored the hosts, 13-4, over the second half of that frame to go up by 11 points, 34-23, at the half. The Lions twice got to within four points of the Warriors in the third quarter, first at 38-34 on a Jacob


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in 2011-12 and 26 more a year ago to move to 425. With those victories and extended career comes his nomination into the Hall of Fame. “It was a goal of mine and was one of the reasons I got back into coaching,” Kilmartin said. “I am thankful for (Mendota principal) Bob Cooper for hiring me and Bede for rehiring me after 40-plus years from leaving Bede. The players and all assistant coaches have allowed me to get to 425. My family has been wonderful and sacrificed a lot and had major contributions to 425. “It is humbling, and I am honored to be in with coaches like Chuck Rolinski and Chips Giovanine.” Giovanine, the former Bureau Township, Buda Western and LaSalle-Peru high school coach, is this year’s recipient of the Buzzie O’Connor Award recognizing lifetime achievement.

Fitzgerald hoop, then again at 41-37 on a Fitzgerald three-pointer. L/O (2-3) managed to shave only a single point off its halftime deficit, 47-37, after three periods. Woodland’s lead varied between 10 and 17 points throughout the final eight minutes of play, as L/O’s bench scored the game’s last six points in a row. Tudor scored a team-high 13 points for the Lions on 6-9 shooting from the field – all in the first half. Brandon Morris added seven points, being held to only 3-5 shots from the floor and a single free throw. JD Hays’ 20 points paced Woodland (2-3), followed offensively by Sam Leskanich (12), Kolton Kimpling (9), and Kody Appel (9). LaMoille/Ohio’s freshmen/sophomore squad fell, 52-35, in their game, despite some very even scoring by Alan Stamberger (10), Johnee Schulte (8), Jacob Fitzpatrick (8) and Clay Stuepfert (8). Also inducted into the Hall of Fame is longtime Neponset official Dave Mueller, who goes in with partner Chuck Frail of Kewanee. Frail has worked three boys state tournaments. Kilmartin finds it amusing that the only girls coach going in is Randy Weibel, whom he succeeded at Mendota. Kilmartin had three boys coaching jobs before returning to his hometown with stops at AlWood (1975-76), Putnam County (1976-78) and DePue (1978-79). He turned the Trojans into a region and state power from 198398, posting a 258-166 record. He took over the girls program in 1998 and went 84-31 with a fourth place state finish in 1999. His most memorable experiences came with coaching three of his four children, Derek, Jason and Vanessa. “I was blessed to have taken my two sons to state and coached my daughter to a couple 20-win seasons,” he said. Comment on this story at www.

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Logan wins Princeton Logan’s Brian Herr shoots for two against Kewanee. Logan won the Kaiser-Kesseler Tournament championship game 45-33.


From Page 10 Orion 60, Princeton 22: The host Chargers used a 21-3 second-quarter run to open up a 47-11 halftime lead in the Three Rivers Conference opener at Orion Monday. Brianna Barajas, Strom and Mead each had four points for PHS (1-4). Kewanee 44, Hall 30: The Boiler Girls used a 15-0 run to establish a 19-11 halftime lead and never looked back at Red Devil Gymnasium Monday. Raeshonda Chandler scored 18 second-half points and a game-high 26 points to carry the Boiler Girls (3-3, 1-0) to victory in the Three Rivers South opener for both clubs. For Hall (3-4, 0-1), Brenna Faletti had 12 points and Becca Herman seven points with 10 rebounds.


line and 3 for 8 in the fourth quarter. “Against a good, solid ball club, one that has fine outside shooters and takes the ball to the basket very well, we went toe-to-toe and played some good defense for 32 minutes to keep ourselves in it,” Marquette coach Mike McDonald said. “Down the stretch, we didn’t give them any easy looks and for the most part gave them one shot. It was a great team effort.” Besides the scoring from Brady, Olson and Halm, St. Bede (3-2), which finished third in the Oregon tournament, received only two points from Joey Dudek and one point from Justin Shaw.

“We played five games and this was by far the most physical game,” Kilmartin said. “I thought they changed the rule, that we couldn’t put hands on. We didn’t adjust, of course, against a team bigger and stronger, but if this had been called the way they called the first four games, we would have shot 100 free throws and it wouldn’t matter if we were 1-for-25. “That’s something we don’t have control over. We took too many bad shots.” Marquette was led by Collin McLean’s 20 points while Skippy Martini had 10 points. Comment on this story at www.


defense, bunting, situational hitting with base runners, Sunday was a shortened session, consisting of three hours of game simulation. “They completely redid did my throw and showed me all the new techniques to hitting and fielding the ball correctly in the outfield,” Whightsil said. “So hopefully I can bring that back to my high school and ASA team this year and improve. It was totally worth all the sore muscles at the end.” She has her own Softball Factory Player Page at http://members. Here is a link for more information on her softball experience: http://www.softballfactory. com/2013/11/05/2013-selecttraining-at-vero-beach/. Rivalry vote: Don’t forget cast

your vote for the PrincetonKewanee football rivalry in the USA Today best rivalry contest. The Tigers and Boilers have been selected as the best in Illinois and now has moved on to regional competition. Visit www.contest. to vote. Vote early and often. Voting continues through Dec. 10. Washington strong: Todd Stevens says Chicago Bear kicker Robbie Gould and other members of the organization hung out with the Washington High School football team Wednesday. That is very cool. Stevens said the support the town of Washington has received since its devastating tornado has been overwhelming. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at

From Page 9 numerous missed shots. “One for 13 in the fourth quarter. That pretty much sums it up there,” said St. Bede coach Mike Kilmartin said of his team’s late shooting woes. “Having three (starters) combine for just one point all night, that can’t happen.” Marquette was able to connect on its free throws including five from Michael Sypniewski in the 40.7 seconds to lock up the Crusaders’ first victory of the year while St. Bede missed crucial free throws down the stretch. St. Bede was 9-of-15 from the free-throw

From Page 9 breakfast, then play softball till 10:30 at night. As tiring as it sounds it was amazing,” Whightsil said. “I made so many new friends, and I even woke up with a few lizards in my room. It definitely got me out of bed quickly.” After breakfast, the softball started with agilities and throwing progression. From there they worked on defensive and hitting work before lunch. They came back with more throwing progression before getting into hitting, base running and defensive work. After dinner, they got in hitting work complete with video analysis. On Saturday, it was more of the same with sessions for throwing, team defense and situational

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Young gun David Ragan has been racing for more than half his life For many a NASCAR fan, David Ragan, of Unadilla, Ga., is considered one of the sport’s young guns. But as it was brought home to him a week ago at Myrtle Beach Speedway, he’s been around the sport quite a while. He’ll turn 28 on Christmas Eve, and he’s been racing for more than half of his life. He’s run seven full seasons in the elite Sprint Cup Series, with two wins, two poles and 34 top-10 finishes to his credit. In 99 Nationwide Series starts over the years, with just two fulltime campaigns, he’s won twice, taken two poles and posted 46 top-10 finishes. But he was racing in Legends, Allison Legacy cars and Late Models for years before he ever broke into NASCAR. When Ragan returned to Myrtle Beach to compete in the track’s big 400-lapper for Late Model Stock cars, he ran as a teammate to Kaz Grala, who wound up finishing in second place, two spots ahead of Ragan. Grala really is a young guy. He’s just 14 and wasn’t old enough to understand the sport the last time Ragan raced at Myrtle Beach, back in 2003. On the same weekend at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Ragan saw Todd Gilliland, the 13-year-old son of his Sprint Cup teammate David Gilliland, finish second in a Limited Late Model race.

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David Ragan won the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race in 2013. “Talking to kids about something that happened at the track in the late 1990s, I realized they probably hadn’t been born then,” Ragan said. “That kind of puts it in perspective.” It also reinforces to Ragan just how lucky he is to compete at the level he does, and to be able to win races like this year’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. “There are a lot of talented drivers out there, but there are only 43 spots available in the Sprint Cup Series,” he said. “I really appreciate every opportunity

I’ve ever gotten, and I don’t take anything for granted.” In the 400, Ragan qualified a disappointing 20th, but was satisfied with his fourth-place finish. “We passed a lot of cars,” he said. “And it was fun.” After enjoying a Thanksgiving break, Ragan attended the Georgia-Georgia Tech college football game, then headed south to Pensacola, Fla., to compete in the 46th-annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on Dec. 8. The annual event is the most prestigious in

asphalt Late Model racing and over the years has attracted some of NASCAR’s top drivers, including the late Dale Earnhardt. Previous winners include NASCAR veterans like Darrell Waltrip and Kyle Busch, and shorttrackers like Fayetteville, Ga.’s Ronnie Sanders and Chase Elliott, who, like his father, Bill Elliott, started out racing on short tracks in the Southeast and quickly moved on to one of NASCAR’s top touring circuits. Ragan has run the Derby for the past three seasons, with his best effort com-

ing last year, when he started on the pole and finished eighth behind Erik Jones, who recently became the youngest winner ever in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. “We had a shot to win it last year,” Ragan said. “We’re going back down there and give it our best shot again.” Ragan will drive his own car at the Derby, and his cousin Brett Ragan, a former car chief at Roush Fenway Racing now working at David Ragan’s Ford dealership in Perry, will serve as his crew chief.

JTG Daugherty Racing, which fields the No. 47 driven by A.J. Allmendinger, has announced a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. The team will be switching from Toyotas to Chevrolets as part of the move. “We certainly appreciate all the support that TRD (Toyota Racing Development) has provided to JTG Daugherty Racing for five years, and we are great fans of their business model,” JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said in a release announcing the change. “As a single-car team, we feel that aligning directly with a successful multi-car organization like Richard Childress Racing is what will work best for us in 2014.”

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Culver’s to raise BEST/NCI Works, IVCC announce grant award funds for tornado relief efforts 74 restaurants in Illinois and Indiana to participate in December event PRINCETON — On Wednesday, Culver’s of Princeton at 224 Ace Road, will be one of 74 Culver’s restaurants that will donate 10 percent of sales to the American Red Cross to help communities recently devastated by tornadoes and severe storms. The donation enables the Red Cross to help affected communities and individuals recover from the disasters.    “We’re happy to support the Red Cross’s efforts to aid relief and rebuilding efforts,” said Tyler Bohne, owner of Culver’s of Princeton. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the severe storms.” If you can’t attend Culver’s fundraiser on Wednesday, you can help by visiting www., calling 800-RED CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters. Participating area

Culver’s restaurants in Illinois include Addison, Arlington Heights, Belvidere, Bloomington, Bolingbrook, Bourbonnais, Buffalo Grove, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Champaign, Crete, Crystal Lake, Danville, Darien, Downers Grove, East Peoria, Edwardsville, Frankfort, Freeport, Geneseo, Grayslake, Homewood, Huntley, Island Lake, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincoln, Lombard, Matteson, McHenry, Monee, Morris, Morton, Morton Grove, Mt. Prospect, Mundelein, New Lenox, Orland Park, Ottawa, Palatine, Pekin, Peoria, Peru, Plainfield, Princeton, Rockford, Romeoville, Rosemont, Roscoe, Schaumburg, South Elgin, Springfield (Wabash), St. Charles, Sycamore, Tinley Park, Winnebago, Woodstock, and Yorkville. Participating area Culver’s restaurants in Indiana include Anderson, Crawfordsville, Fort Wayne, Highland, Kokomo, Merrillville, Portage, Schererville, and Valparaiso.

As a member of the Central Illinois Regional Manufacturing Initiative, B.E.S.T. Inc./NCI Works and IVCC are inviting individuals looking for careers in manufacturing and employers seeking job candidates with nationally-recognized safety credentials from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council to consider participating in the Accelerated Training for Illinois Manufacturing (ATIM) Program. ATIM is designed to provide accelerated manufacturing training tailored to specific needs of

regional employers and is testing ways of providing accelerated services, training and placement of qualifying individuals into available skilled manufacturing jobs as quickly as possible. It offers tuition and other financial assistance to eligible individuals for training in machining, mechatronics (equipment service and repair), welding and logistics/inventory. The employer involvement at various points throughout this program will help ensure the training is responding to the regional demand to fill

current manufacturing vacancies, and that those who successfully complete the program will be ready for work on Day 1. The $991,321 ATIM grant was awarded to a regional consortium that includes four local workforce investment boards, seven community colleges and a group of employers covering 25 counties in North Central Illinois. It is now accepting applications Interested individuals and employers in the Peru-Sterling area should contact either Carrie Folken or Sally Pflibsen

at 815-433-4550 or at carrie_folken@best-inc. org or sally_pflibsen@, respectively. Pam Furlan, executive director of B.E.S.T. Inc./NCI Works, and Sue Isermann, IVCC associate vice president for academic affairs, represented their respective entities on the grant’s planning committee. Financial support for ATIM is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity using federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds.

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New cross country tent for PHS cross country Central Illinois Bank Illinois and A&M Products, through the Princeton Tiger Athletic Booster Club, purchased a new Princeton Tigers tent for the Princeton High School cross country team. Scott Robbins of the Princeton Tiger Athletic Booster Club (center) accepts the donation from Jeff Hunt (left), vice president of Central Bank and Mark Austin (right), owner of A&M Products.

SHEFFIELD — BnBFinder, an online search guide for B&Bs and inns, has named the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield a Guest Favorite for 2013. The Guest Favorite Award is based on guest preferences and independent reviews posted on BnBFinder. com. It is the gold standard and highest distinction awarded by the established travel site. “Innkeepers Monika and Jeff Sudakov received high praise from their guests for the

impeccable service and outstanding food provided at the Chestnut Street Inn,” according to Mary White, founder and CEO of BnBFinder. “This award acknowledges these outstanding guest experiences, and it is well-deserved.” “Jeff and I are so grateful to all our previous guests who graciously took time to write lovely reviews for us,” said Monika. “It is thanks to them that we have been able to garner this kind of recognition. We are lucky to do what we love for a living.”

LegalNotices NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on November 14, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Bureau County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office

addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Hall Trucking located at 312 Front Street, Malden, IL 61337. Dated this 14th day of November, 2013.

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From you, for you

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

Todd Borsch submitted this photo (below) of the view from West Bluff, Tiskilwa from 1908.

Todd Borsch submitted this photo (above) of the Elm Crest Motel on U.S. Highway 6-34. It was from the late 1940s or early 1950s.


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

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Santa’s back in town! Santa Claus is making his rounds this weekend with stops in several area communities. He’s starting his day with breakfast in Princeton, at 8:30 a.m. at the Bureau County Senior Center. Santa will stay in Princeton to be the guest of honor during the 1:30 p.m. Christmas parade sponsored each year by the Princeton Lions Club. Santa will then head to Ladd Saturday afternoon to help with that village’s annual Ladd Christmas Walk. Ladd holiday events are scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m., with Santa meeting with children to hear their wish lists and pose for photos at the Ladd American Legion building. Other Ladd events include live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and lots of business shopping promotions and refreshments. Santa is apparently staying in Bureau County for the weekend because he will be at the Wyanet Rescue Building, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, to meet with those area children and their families. With Santa’s traveling capabilities, Bureau County families are urged to check in their own communities to see when Santa just might be coming to their town. BCR file photo

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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar

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Dec. 9 Arlington Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Buda Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Cherry Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Dalzell Grade School, 7 p.m., multi-purpose room DePue Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Mineral Village Board, 6:30 p.m., village hall Seatonville Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Spring Valley City Council ,7 p.m., council chambers

Dec. 10 Bureau County Board, 6 p.m., courthouse Ladd Village Board, 6:30 p.m., council chambers Tiskilwa Village Board, 7 p.m., fire station Wyanet Village Board, 6 p.m., village hall (Time change this month only)

Auction Calendar Dec. 5 – David Swanson, Jay Swanson and Jay Russell, farmland, 10 a.m., auction held at 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Dec. 7 – Zibert Leasing, vehicles, equipment, tools and miscellaneous, 10 a.m., 585 U.S. Route 6, LaSalle, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Dec. 7 – Lewis Olson, furniture, household and tools related items, 10 a.m., Bureau County Fairgrounds, Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. Dec. 8 – Former Sweeties Candy Shop, antiques, commercial equipment and miscellaneous, 10 a.m., 646 S. Main St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. Dec. 12 – Paul E. Bivins estate, truck, tractor, equipment, tools and related, firearms, furniture, appliances, household, jewelry, collectibles, 10 a.m., 17766 WyanetWalnut Road, Wyanet, Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. Dec. 12 – Triple S Farm, farmland, 1 p.m., auction held at Moose Lodge, Princeton, Gorsuch-Hensley Real Estate & Auction, Inc., auctioneers. Dec. 14 – Shipp estate, real estate, 10 a.m., 431 E. Main St., Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Dec. 20 – Bartley-Moran Farm, farmland, 1 p.m., auction held at Presbyterian Church, Princeton, GorsuchHensley Real Estate and Auction, Inc., auctioneers.

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Some days do you feel like the Energizer Bunny with a weak battery? There are several ways to help boost flagging energy, like pacing activities, taking power naps and eating healthfully, according to a recent issue of the Harvard Men’s Health Watch. One thing that doesn’t work: Taking overhyped dietary supplements. Sometimes fatigue is due to a medical condition. If that’s been ruled out, here are a few basic steps to maintain energy throughout the day: Set a steady pace: With age, the energy “battery” may not be able to store quite the charge it used to. “It’s fully charged, but it’s smaller and you have fewer hours of energy in it,” says Dr. Fabiny, chief of geriatrics at Cambridge Health Alliance and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “If you try to do all the things you did in the past, you could end up feeling tired.” Instead of burning through the battery in two hours, spread it out between morning tasks, afternoon tasks and evening activities — with rest and meals between. Take a walk: When daytime fatigue stems from chron-




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Book review ‘Three Squares’ and ‘Fizz’ You can just about taste it now. Imagine: right out of the oven, the traditional dish Grandma used to make and now your sister does. Biscuits from a recipe your mom found in a magazine before you were born. New favorites brought to the family by new in-laws and old friends. You feast because it’s a holiday, but what about the other days? Find out why your mealtime looks the way it does in “Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal” by Abigail Carroll. When the settlers first came to America some 400 years ago, they were reportedly aghast at Native American eating habits. Not only did tribal peoples ignore the idea of regular mealtimes, they also fasted — sometimes for “extended periods.” That was unheard-of for the settlers, but it isn’t like they had the corner on mealtime rulekeeping. For them, eating

was “generally informal, variable and socially unimportant.” Tables and chairs were rare Terri and, because Schlichenmeyer knives were the only silverware used — if, indeed, silverware was used at all — mealtime was rather messy. “For most, food was fuel,” says Carroll, “and eating was less about enjoying the pleasures of the palate … than replenishing work-weary bodies …” Early 18th-century colonists, of course, were mostly British and “proud of it.” As the hardships of life eased, therefore, they reached for their English roots in the kitchen. Meat comprised most meals and was, in fact, often the only dish; aside from potatoes, vegetable consumption was uncommon. By the late 1800s, industry had grown and the “shape of work”

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realized that she couldn’t do that without looking at meals in general. The two, as you might imagine, are tied together but they haven’t been (and might not be) for long. The reasoning — and the way meals have morphed — makes this a fascinating and lively look at all the things we put on a plate. I ate it up, and I think the pop-culture lover, the cookbook fanatic, and Queen (or King) of the Kitchen will all want this on their shelf. For them, “Three Squares” is a book they’ll devour.

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pleasure, and something that’ll make you say “Cheers!” Terri Schlichenmeyer is a book reviewer from West Salem, Wis. She may be contacted at bookwormsez@yahoo. com.

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Food court Desserts are always a great way to end a perfect day. With Christmas coming up, you always have extra company in for coffee and dessert, so now’s the time to come up with some different recipes to try.

Key Lime Coconut Sheet Cake 1 15 1/4-ounce box yellow cake mix 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 13 1/2-ounce can coconut milk, divided 10 tablespoons bottled key lime juice, divided 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar Lime zest and sweetened, flaked coconut, Preheat oven to 350°. Spray the bottom only of a 13 by 9 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray and coat with flour. Prepare and bake cake mix in prepared dish according to package directions. Let cake cool for 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, stir together condensed milk, 1 cup coconut milk and 6 tablespoons lime juice until blended. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes in warm cake, making sure handle does not touch bottom of pan; Pour coconut mixture over warm cake, Cover and refrigerate until chilled, approximately 4 hours. In a large chilled bowl, combine cream, confectioners, sugar, remaining coconut milk and remaining 4 tablespoons lime juice. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer and chilled beaters just until thickened; spread over cake. Top with lime zest and coconut, if desired. Store, covered, in refrigerator for up to two days.

Double Dr. Pepper Cupcakes 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix 1-1/4 cups Dr. Pepper 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs Frosting 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces 1/3 cup Dr. Pepper Chopped roasted, salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, Dr. Pepper, oil and eggs for cupcakes. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer until moistened, approximately 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium, and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared muffin cups and bake for about 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of each cupcake comes out clean. Remove from pans and let cool completely on a wire rack. In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, cocoa and salt; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring butter and Dr. Pepper to a boil over medium heat. Pour hot butter mixture over powdered sugar mixture, whisking until smooth. For a thin glaze, let mixture cool for 10 minutes before spooning over each cupcake; let stand until set. For thicker, spreadable frosting, let mixture cool until thickened, stirring occasionally for approximately 45 minutes. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with peanuts.

Frozen Ambrosia Cups 2 cups Cool Whip (thawed) 1/4 cup sour cream 1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 1 8-ounce can pineapple chunks 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries 2 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut In a medium bowl, combine Cool Whip and sour cream. Gently stir in oranges, pineapple and cherries. Divide mixture among 4 small freezer safe bowls. Cover and freeze. When ready to serve, uncover and let stand at room temperature until slightly thawed, about 20 minutes. Top with coconut, if desired. Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa


1 tablespoon red food coloring Snowy White Vanilla Glaze (recipe to follow) Festive decorations Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, one at a time and beating just until blended after each addition. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Transfer 2 1/2 cups of batter to a two-quart bowl; stir in cocoa and food coloring. Drop two scoops of plain batter into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan, using a small cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 inches); top with one scoop of red velvet batter. Repeat around entire pan, covering bottom completely. Continue layering batters in pan as directed until all batter is used. Bake at 325° for one hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely (about an hour). Drizzle with Snowy White Vanilla Glaze.

Snowy White Vanilla Glaze Whisk together 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cake. The ambrosia cake is delicious, so if you’re looking for a quick dessert this is not the one, but is well worth the time is you have it. If you have any recipes you would like to share, you can send them to my email at or send a note to the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. Happy Baking!

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Library Corner PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Dec. 5, the PHS Book Club “Tigers Read” meets during school lunch hours and will discuss “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares” by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Saturday, Dec. 7, Princeton Lions Club free Christmas movie for kids will by at 10:30 a.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. Monday, Dec. 9, Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room and features a nostalgic tale of a boy who longs for a very particular Christmas gift. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Preschool story time and craft will be at 10:30 a.m. and feature a reindeer craft. Wednesday, Dec. 11, Chicks with Stickscrochet-knit groupmeets at 6:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Also, the Widmark Wednesday

Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. A whaling expedition offers life lessons. Thursday, Dec. 12, Bureau County Pastors meeting will be at 10 a.m. Also Thursday, the Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “Montana 1948” by Larry Watson. All are welcome to attend. LADD — Preschool story times are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Monday of each month. They are geared toward children ages 3-5, who are accompanied with a parent or guardian. OHIO — Today, Thursday, Dec. 5, the Ohio Public Library will be hosting a tablet and basic technology purchasing seminar at 6 p.m. The class is intended to help patrons looking to purchase either a tablet or other technology device this holiday season. Sign up at the library if you are inter-

ested in attending. Saturday, Dec. 14, the library will host a Christmas party at 10 a.m. Join the library for a fun-filled morning. WALNUT — The library is hosting a coloring contest for children in prekindergarten to fifth grade. Prizes will be awarded in three different categories: Prekindergarten and first grade; second and third grades; fourth and fifth grades. Prizes will be handed out on Dec. 21. The library can help with gift giving, if books are on a patron’s giving list. Staff members will be available to help with ideas and placing orders. BRADFORD — Monday, Dec. 9, the Bradford Public Library will host pianist and composer Deborrah Wyndham at 7 p.m. Wyndham will be performing the “Sounds of Christmas.” She will not only be performing her most elabo-

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson of Princeton, Nov. 30. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crabal of Princeton, Dec. 7.

60th Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Janet) Grossman of rural Ohio, Ill., Dec. 6. 50th

Births Bednara — Scott H. and Jacquelyn (Kirk) Bednara of Springfield, Mo., son, Nov. 25. Bomleny — Mark and Brooke (DeSmith) Bomleny of Bradford, daughter, Nov. 17. Gibbons — Trae Gibbons and Brittany File of Sheffield, son, Nov. 18. McFadden — Jim McFadden and Stephanie Carrico of San Diego, Calif., son, Nov. 5.

Moore — Matthew Moore and Brittaney Carpenter of Princeton, daughter, Nov. 23. Morales — Jeremy Morales and Chelsea Burton of Princeton, son, Nov. 19. Taylor — Matt Taylor and Heather Sale of Oglesby, son, Nov. 15. Wallace — Andrea and Alaina (Schoenwald) Wallace of Spring Valley, daughter, Nov. 22.

Death Notices Baierbach — Carolyn D. Baierbach, 79, of Princeton, Nov. 20 Barajas — Gail Barajas, 62, of DePue, Nov. 23. Birk — Douglas Robert “Bob” Birk, 94, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Tiskilwa, Nov. 27. DeBrock — Raymond DeBrock, 50, of Manlius, Nov. 25. Dinkelman — Alice A. Dinkelman, 87, of Princeton, Nov. 27. Kitterman — Clyde “Ward” Kitterman, 71, of Kewanee, Nov. 28.

McNinch — Marilyn Jane McNinch, 87, of Sterling, Nov. 24. Newman — Ora E. Newman, 91, of Tampico, Nov. 28. Pierson — Barbara Joann Pierson, 77, of Normal, formerly of Princeton, Dec. 1. Rowe — E. Joyce Rowe, 97, of Princeton, Nov. 22. Schertz — Gerald Lee Schertz. Surr — Lena D. Surr, 88, of Spring Valley, Nov. 27.

Christmas Walk DIXON — Dixon Main Street and the Dixon Chamber of Commerce present the 25th annual Dixon Christmas walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. A tree lighting ceremony will kick off the night in front of the KSB Hospital and feature the arrival of Santa Claus and songs by the Reagan Middle School choir. The Sauk Valley’s Largest Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along is at 7 p.m. and the Great Snowball Drop will take place in front of Dixon Paint Co.’s new location. There will be a breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Lee County Senior Center and Post House Ballroom. At 7 p.m. the Dixon Municipal Band will hold its annual holiday concert at the Historic Dixon Theatre.

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Christmas in the village SUBLETTE — Sublette’s annual Christmas in the Village will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Ellice Dinges Center on West Street. There will be pizza, sandwiches, hot cider and soda by Route 52 Roadhouse during the evening. Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 6 p.m. Other events include an arts and crafts show, community caroling, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The Sauk Valley Humane Society will have a bake sale. The Mendota Community Hospital will have a booth and do free blood pressure and blood sugar testing. There will be a gingerbread house contest once again this year, an operating model railroad and model farm layout. Donations of food,

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Sausage sale ARLINGTON — Members of St. Patrick Church in Arlington will be making sausage on Saturday, Dec. 7. Orders can be placed by calling Lauren Koch at 815-6382224 or Ann Hunter at 815-638-2691 by Friday, Dec. 6. Sausage will be available for pickup on Saturday at the church hall between the 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and on Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Concert planned PRINCETON — The Princeton Community Band will present “An Afternoon of Holiday Cheer” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Sally Skinner Council Auditorium at Princeton High School. The concert will feature many holiday favorite in a variety of musical styles, and will include an audience sing-a-long. The band will be under the direction of guest conductor Brandon Czubachowski. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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Sports Senior Spotlight Hugo Perez Name: Hugo Perez Nickname: Juicy. School: DePue Unit School. Date/place of birth: Spring Valley. Hometown: DePue. Family: Adrian (brother), Julie (sister), Tito (father), Elba (mother) Sports: Soccer for life! Favorite sport and why: Soccer is a stress reliever that allows me to take my mind off of things.  Also it is truly one of my passions in life. Likes: Huskies and surfing the web for weird videos. Dislikes: Haters and getting up early. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): Alberto Martinez because he motivates me to keep trying. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My dad because he is a positive role model that supports me in everything I do. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: Soccer ball and computer. Last song I listened to:

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Senior Citizen would like to buy a Treadmill. Call 815-872-4202

1972 Moody trailer, body style D Snowsled-64. $50. Call 815-879-0311 or 815-878-2013 50lbs of breakfast seasoned, whole hog ground sausage. $3.35 a pound or $167.50 for all. USDA inspected. 815-488-2195

444 • Farm Equipment 2013 Kubota L3200 HST, HD Loader, 32hp, 4x4, 3 way hydro, 11 hours, $17,200 or best offer or trade in. 815-379-2541

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Dog cage 36”x24”x27”, $55; no bark collar $50; dog training collar $75. Or all for $170. Call 309288-3851/815-878-6214 Like new, medium dog kennel with or without bedding, 31”x18.5”x21” tall. $35. 815-875-1912

448 • Pets & Livestock DONATE NOW! “The animals are crying” Tri-County Humane Society. LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam Counties. Call 815-875-6145 or 815-872-9781 or send donation to: PO Box 1601, LaSalle, IL 61301

Pilates Performer Tenchon machine, with exercise book, $400; new cherry stand, 6'x2'x2.5', $150. 815-882-2642 Sectional sofa sleeper, brown, good condition. Asking $200. Call and leave message at 815872-1423 Single oak trendle bed complete. $100. Call 815-878-1522

For Sale: 4 Hereford/Angus Cross Calves. Weight around 600 pounds. Call 815-910-2136 or 815-638-2136

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FARM IT IN 2014!

*Productive Cropland*

- 400 Merchandise

-12 mi. N of Peoria or 10 mi. SW of Lacon in Marshall Co., IL Section 31—LaPrairie Township

434 • Miscellaneous Sales

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 @ 1 PM Seller: Bartley-Moran Farm

Sale Site: Presbyterian Church, Princeville, IL

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE HOUSES lighted, hand painted, porcelain, with many extra items. $20 each or better price for set. Call 815-437-2993


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451 • Free To give away: old Maytag gas dryer. Call 815-878-1522 To Give Away: RCA Console color TV. Works good. 42” screen. 42x38x24 deep. You must pick up. 309-238-0862 (Buda)

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-600Transportation 614 • Car Sales ******* $$ CASH PAID $$ We pay top dollar for junk (cars, machinery, etc.) Call 815-878-9353 2003 E 450 Van/Shuttle Bus. 7.3 liter, power stroke. Handicap lift. 191,000 miles, $6,200. Call 815-260-7720


Please Note: Location Changed to Bureau County Fairgrounds


View Listing on website: FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD AND TOOL RELATED ITEMS: Modern Roll Top Desk; Dining Room Table w/6 Chairs & Buffet; Sofa; Desk Chair; Electric Recliner Chair; Sharp Color TV; Coffee & End Tables; Lamps; Drop Leaf Serving Credenza; Duncan Phyfe Style Mahogany Bedroom Set; Lane Cedar Chest; Grey Formica Kitchen Table & Chairs; Older Washer & Dryer; Electric Hospital Bed; New Wheel Chair w/ Serving Table; Amber Leafy Lane Milk Bottle; Milk glass; Glassware; Linens; Rag Rugs; Metal Cabinets; Aluminum Ext. Ladder; MTD 8 Hrp Snow Blower; Battery Charger; Aluminum Ramps for Loading Scooter; Old Well Pump; Handy Man Jack; Misc. Tool Items & Sm. Hand Tools SELLER:




The following described Real Estate will be offered at Public Auction located at the property, 431 E. Main St., Wyanet, IL 61379 Look for this and upcoming Auctions on


-35 mi. N of Peoria or 15 mi. SW of Princeton in Bureau Co., IL

10:00 A.M.

Section 23—Macon Township

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


IN ASSOCIATION WITH... For a full color brochure, please contact: Doug Hensley @ 309.647.8811 or visit —1050 N. Main St., Canton, IL 61520—IL Auction Lic #: 444000411—

P R I M E MBureau A R SCo. H ARepublican L L C O U N T Y, I L

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

78.45 ACRES • 1 TRACT

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

Land is located in Section 6, T12N•R8W, LaPrairie Township. From Wyoming, IL, take Hwy. 17 east 71⁄2 miles to the small village of Camp Grove, then south on Hwy. 40/17 approximately 2 miles to Road 850N, then west 1⁄4 mile to the farm.



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

Call for a detailed color brochure! Additional info. available online – Scan the code, or visit:

Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC • 217-847-2160 • Lic. 444000107

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Located at 431 E. Main St., Wyanet, IL Bureau County – Frame built, single story home with a two car garage on a 60’ x 165’ lot. The original home was built in 1939. The main level consists of approximately 1,200 sq. ft., there is a kitchen, living room, family room, 2 bedrooms and full bath. On a partial basement, gas forced air heat, public water and sewer. Tax I.D. number is 15-21-203-004. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1) The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard real estate purchase contract with 10% of the purchase price due immediately following the auction. The balance will be due and payable on or before January 14, 2014. 2) The seller shall provide a title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price of the subject property. 3) The property is being sold in “as is“ condition, with no warranties of any kind. 4) The information is believed to be accurate. However, we strongly urge all prospective buyers to thoroughly research all pertinent data and to draw their own conclusions. 5) All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any previously printed advertised terms or conditions. 6) To view the property contact Rick Rediger – Auctioneer at 815-6997999.

OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, November 16th • 1 - 2 p.m.


Seller – Attorney for Seller: Daniel Tracy 111 E. Park Ave., Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Not Responsible for Accidents • I.D. Required


614 • Car Sales 2007 Crown Victoria police package. 4.6 liter, silver, $4,900. 103,000 miles. Texas car, no rust. Call 815-260-7720

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- 700 Real Estate For Sale 767 • Mobile Home Sales 3 Bedroom Mobile Home for sale. $2,000 down, $188.02 plus lot rent of $210 per month for 3 years. Call 815-303-2948

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THURSDAY,DEC. 12, 2013 TIME:10:00 A.M.

View Photos& Listing on website: 2012 DODGE RAM TRUCK 1500 ST/SLT Hemi 5.7 w/ 21,449 Miles (One Owner-Purchased New) TRACTOR, EQUIPMENT, TOOLS& TOOL RELATED ITEMS: International Case IH #245 Diesel Tractor w/ Loader 5’ Bucket #7QA; King Kutter 4’ Mower Deck w/ PTO Blade; 1997 Wallace Utility Trailer; 1974 Fruehauf Semi Trailer; Cub Cadet Lawnmowers: LT 1050 & #2166; Sm. 2 Wheel Open Trailer; Sm. Rear 3 Point Blade; Huskee 42” Lawn sweep; Sears Toolbox; Socket Sets, Wrenches, Hammers; Husquarvarna Chain Saw; JD Electric Chain Saw; Gas Weed Eaters; Sm. Pressure Washer; Hyd. Floor Jack; Come-a-longs; Upright Air Compressor; Box End/Open End Wrenches; Grease Guns; Fence Charger; Mole Traps; Garden Tools; Ladders Including 22’ Alum. Ext Ladder; Lg. Amount of Shop Tools; Shop Vac; Creeper; Car Ramps; Metal Cabinets; Gun Cabinets; Gun Cleaning Kits; Fire Flight Camo Bow; 2 Sm. Sentry Safes; Air Purifier; Gas BBQ Grill; Lg. Amount of Highway Construction Items & Iron Pcs FIREARMS: Remington Mod 1100 12 Ga Auto; Remington 22 Cal Pump Mod 572; Winchester Air Rifle Mod 425; Coast to Coast 20 Ga Shotgun; Sturm Ruger Auto; Noble 410 Ga Pump Mod 70X; Beretta Mod 950 B5-25 Cal; Dbl Duece Buddy Arms Derringer; 22 Cal Blank Pistol; JC Higgins Single Shot 410 Ga Bolt Action; Mossberg 12 Ga Slug Gun; Fox Dbl BrlSavage Single Trigger; Riverside Arms 12 Ga Shot Gun FURNITURE: 2 Matching Full Size Beds & Night Stands; 3 Piece Maple Bedroom Set; King Size Bed; Dresser w/ Mirror; Cedar Chests; Occasional Chairs; Empire Hutch-Desk; Maple Round Table w/ 6 Chairs & Server; Blue Upholstered Sofa, Rocker/Recliner & Lift Chair; Lg. & Sm. Vizio Flat Screen TVs & Phillips TV; Brown Upholstered Rocker/Recliner; Sm. Bookshelf; Several Maple Lamp Tables& Coffee Table; Maple Sectional Sofa; Pro Form Electric Treadmill; Upholstered & Plaid Sofas; Quilt Stand; Lamps; Several Sm. Dressers and More Various Misc. Furniture Pieces APPLIANCES, HOUSEHOLD, JEWELRY& COLLECTIBLE ITEMS: GE Electric Stove; Newer Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator/ Freezer w/Indoor Water/Ice Dispenser; GE Washer; Kitchen Aid Dryer; Mont. Ward Upright Freezer & Refrigerator; Microwave; Sm. Kitchen Appliances Including Crock Pot & Roaster; Pyrex; Corningware; Tupperware; Thermos; Two Gold Pieces Including One Dollar 1803-1903 & 2 Dollar 1900; Lg. Amount of Costume Jewelry & Rings Including Gold; Pocket &Wrist Watches; Set of Rosay Pattern Noritake China; Crock Jug; Teapots; Milkglass & Pressed Glass; Several Sets of Silver Plate Flatware; Books; Purses & Suitcases; Playing Cards; Various Pictures & Frames; Sheets, Towels, Bedding & Linens; King Size Electric Blanket; Hunting Clothes, Shoes, & Boots; Handicap Walkers; Fans; Eureka Vacuum



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REAL ESTATE AUCTION .32± ac. Residential Lot

The Following will be sold at the ON SITE LOCATION of 646 South Main Street (THE FORMER SWEETIES CANDY SHOP) in Princeton,IL on:

December 14, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Prouty Building, 435 S. Main St., Princeton, IL Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 2013 TIME:1:00 P.M.

View Listing on website: ANTIQUES, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT AND MISC: 1936 Display Showcase w/Top Display w/20 Drawers; Oak Antique Display Showcase3.5 Foot; Antique Wheelbarrow; Antique Radio Cabinet; Kenmore Electric Smooth Top Stove; Electric GE Dbl Unit Wall Ovens-30” w/Custom Wood Cabinet by R&R Woodworking; True Beverage Cooler w/Sliding Top; Commercial Caramel & Candy Cutter; 6 Foot Wood Table; 2 Matching Silver Design Corner Display Shelves; Ornamental Glass Shelf Display Stand; Acrylic Revolving Display Stands; Glass Top Dumpster Table w/Sliding Glass Doors; 2 Black Saddle Stools; 2 Display Tables; 4 Pressed Board Display Tables; Wood Hanging Display Cabinet/ Shelf; White Paint Picket Fence Design Shelf; 3 Hanging Pendulum Lamps w/ Globes; Outdoor Lockable Sign; Sidewalk Board Sign; Wicker & Various Gift Baskets; Various Size Picture Frames; Card Rack & Cards; Ceiling Fans; Industrial Shop Vac; Sm. Microwave; Dehumidifiers; Cork Boards AND Misc Items



Property Description: .32± acre lot located at 19 Sunset Ct., Princeton, IL 61368. Appx. lot dimension is 186 ft. x 111.67 ft. x 118.8 ft. x 114.98 ft. Road frontage approximately 115± ft. Electric, gas, sanitary sewer and water-municipal to site. Tax parcel number is identified as 16-21-101-048. Incl. 10 ft. x 10 ft. utility shed w/2 lawn mowers & weeder. Auction Terms & Conditions: Ten (10) percent earnest money deposit of contract selling price is required on auction day at time of signing the purchase agreement. Remaining due upon closing. Closing to occur on or about January 31, 2014. Property is being sold on an “as is/where is” basis. Bidder(s) should arrange financing and perform due diligence prior to the auction. Bidder(s) assume(s) all responsibility for obtaining any financing for the purchase of property and neither Owner/Seller nor Broker/Auction Company assumes any responsibility for Buyer’s inability to obtain financing. Seller will provide a survey on the day of the auction. Any announcements made the day of the auction take precedence over any previously advertised terms and/or conditions. Seller: Evangelical Covenant Church Seller Atty: Robert Russell, 815-875-4555 Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C. For info call Timothy A. Harris, Managing Broker 815-875-7418 or Full details at Capital Auction service by: Agricultural Timothy A. Harris, CAPS Property Services, Inc. IL Auction Lic. #441.001976

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PRINCETON 2-3 bedroom home. $650 + utilities. No pets, no smoking. Available January 1st. Call 815-866-2055

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PRINCETON Quiet 2 bedroom, 1 bath with appliances. Air. Garage, $625. 730 West Central Avenue. Call 630-365-6650

PRINCETON Apartment. Utilities furnished. Upstairs, $600. Phone 815-875-1336





Saturday, Dec. 7th


Ray Mabry, Broker

815-878-1981 •





50 E. Thompson St., Princeton

1009 Autumn Ridge Ct. Princeton, IL #08493058 $279,900 Gorgeous 6-bedroom, 4-bath home on beautiful 1+ acre lot. 3-Season room, wonderful kitchen, Koi pond, & more!

2409 4th St., Peru


612 E. Peru St., Princeton

Imagine spending the holidays in this fabulous home! Beautiful woodwork & crown molding in this 3900 sq.ft. home w/3 amazing fireplaces just waiting to be decorated. Enjoy 6BR’s, 3 updated baths, plus a beautiful updated kitchen w/SS appliances for baking holiday goodies. With a 38 foot Front Porch and 1.4 acres, the setting of this home is gorgeous in every season. New HE Space Pack Heating/Cooling System. MLS #08337438.

Landmark Realty • Roxana Noble • 815-878-7171

New Listing! Amazing Home! $267,500 - 1st time on market - family owned. 3 BR, 3 bath, 4 season sunroom w/ great view! #08496246

New Listing! $85,000 Malden Home - Concrete patio, pond, fenced yard. Home renovated 2008. 3 BR & open floor plan. #08493704

Price Reduced - $59,900 - Mendota Home! Double lot, 3 BR, 2 car garage w/ workshop space. Patio & Gazebo. Call us! #08452396

Price Reduced! $126,500 - Walnut Home! Spacious restored home w/ new kitchen (island), patio doors, 2 baths, 3 BR. #08405451

Open HOuse • Sun. 1-3 807 n. First Street 815-872-7434 • 100 S. Main St., Princeton Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

Neponset Home - $69,000 $145,000 - Princeton - Ranch style w/ 3 BR, Home! 2 story w/ 3 BR, patio & large fenced yard. abundant closets, main Attached 2 car garage. floor laundry, open kitchen Stainless appliances. to FR, gas FP. Fenced yard. #08133776 #08240308

Show off your outdoor decorations at this ideal location on Park Ave. East! Great curb appeal. Wonderful neighborhood. Plus 4 BR’s & 3 Baths. 4th BR & Bath on main level. New carpet/paint, 2011. On Demand HWH, 2009. Newer HE furnace. Full usable basement w/Rec Room + lots of storage. Enjoy all this room! MLS #08387407. Landmark Realty • Roxana Noble • 815-878-7171

$122,500 - Condo Unit! Ground floor unit w/ 2 BR, laminate floors, back patio w/ perennials. Pantry off kitchen, breakfast bar. #08485531

Price Reduced! $157,000 Updated home w/ 3 car garage (heated floors, openers & 10 ft. doors). LR w/ fireplace, Finished basement. #08442826

Price Reduced! $79,900 On The Lake - Lake 3 BR completely renovatedThunderbird Home! Price superb updates! Hardwood Reduced $279,000 - 128 floors, deck. Basement ready ft. frontage. Completely to drywall (materials there) remodeled. Finished basement. #08479162 Agent Owned. #08380828

1221 North Main – Princeton, IL


304 E. Front St. Wyanet

16702 IL Rt 40 Sheffield

128 Park Ave. W. Princeton

211 N. Main St. Princeton

340 E. Cook St. Sheffield

1620 N. Euclid Ave. Princeton

3 BD, 2 BA, Large Yard, Agent Owned $65,000

Commercial Lot Just Off I-80 $75,000

4200 sq ft., 5 bdr, 4 ba, and so much more $329,000

3-4 BD, Many Updates, New Windows $139,000

Great Updates in this 3 BD & Priced Right $59,900

2 BD, 1 BA, Wood Floors, Updated Kitchen $105,000

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641 Park Ave. East, Princeton

Covered Bridge Realty

160 ACRES more/less, 139.9 tillable acres, 111.9 PI, Indiantown Township, Bureau County. Call Kyle: 641-919-5953

104 N. Main Princeton, IL



715 Sherwood Glen, Princeton

Once in a lifetime opportunity! Amazing home offered for sale for the 1st time since it was built by quality Princeton builder Elliott Swanson. Gorgeous 3 BR, 3 Bath home on almost 1 acre with adjacent lot available at additional price if desired. Enjoy viewing nature & the outdoors from the 4-Season Sunroom plus spectacular views from every room in the home. HWH 2011. Newer septic. HE Furnace. Call today! MLS#08496246

115 ACRES more/less, 103.3 tillable acres, 130.8 PI, Elmira Township, Stark County. Call Kyle: 641-919-5953 139 ACRES more/less, 130.1 tillable acres, 130 PI, Indiantown Township, Bureau County. Call Kyle: 641-919-5953


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772 • Land for Sale

454 E. Lincoln, Princeton

80A in 1 Tract 10 miles Southwest of Lacon PUBLIC AUCTION DECEMBER 20th. Productive Farmland Gorsuch-Hensley Real Estate, Canton, IL 309-647-8811 or

2325 S. Main, Princeton

771 • Farms For Sale

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SEATONVILLE Contract Sale. Best qualified with highest down payment gets the house. 507 South Peru Street. $60,000 sale price. $600 per month. Call 815-664-2808

Sat, DEc. 7

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768 • Homes For Sale

Open HOuses

If you’re looking for a unique, updated 3 BR home that is low maintenance and in perfect, move-in ready condition, then this is the home for you! Just imagine decorating this home for the holidays. Gorgeous wooden cathedral ceilings throughout home. New SS appliances, HWH, & Privacy Fencing, 2011. New AC 2008. New roof 2007. Heated Garage w/ Workshop. And Great Location! MLS#08299300.


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PRINCETON Large, 3 bedroom, 1st floor. Central air, garage. $575 per month. Call 815-875-1923


PRINCETON 1.5 bath, 1 bedroom, dining room, living room, covered porch, full basement, 2 car garage, washer/dryer, central location, remodeled, $500 / $500. Call 815-875-2099

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PRINCETON 1 bedroom, excellent location, lower level. Laundry hook-up, water & appliances furnished. Air, garage. Lease, deposit. No pets. $430. Call 815-894-2163

PRINCETON Duplex Stove & fridge furnished, washer & dryer hookups. No pets. No smoking. References. $600 per month + Deposit. Call 815-8790005 or 815-878-3020, ask for Todd

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PRINCETON 1 bedroom, downstairs, appliances, security deposit and references required. Call 815-879-7491

PRINCETON 2 bedroom, heat & utilities included. Deposit, no pets, $625 a month. Call 815-3037066 / 815-303-7621

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1 Bedroom at Orange Tree Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. March 8-15, 2014. On golf course, close to cubs training, great shopping, sightseeing etc. $950 for the week, will sleep 4. Contact: 815-878-2570 ww

OHIO - FREE RENT Merry Christmas. Beautiful Victorian Apartments. 2 & 1 bedroom apartments. Quiet living. Stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, water furnished. Very spacious. Eat-in kitchen. Off-street parking. No pets. Lots of storage. Call 815-878-1438

PRINCETON 2 bedroom, 1 car garage. $575 + security deposit. Located at 1024 North Maple Street. Call 815-999-9255

RURAL PRINCETON 5 bedrooms. Princeton school district. References & security deposit, $850 per month. Call RAY FARM MANAGEMENT SERVICES Call 815-872-3276

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3 Bedroom, 2 full bath very roomy. Ground floor. Front porch. Laundry, dishwasher, $800 per month. No Pets. Call 815-793-7798

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

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

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**************** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call, HUD tollfree at 800 669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 800 927-9275

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HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Gift Ideas Wyanet’s Favorite steak Boxes #1 #2 #3 #4 #6

8- 8 oz. Filet Mignons . . . . . . . . $72.00 8- 10 oz. top sirloins . . . . . . . . . $43.50 8- 10 oz. ribeyes . . . . . . . . . . . . $70.00 8- 10 oz. new york strips . . . . . $49.00 small asst. steak Box . . . . . . . . .$53.00 2222-

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Bundle #1 $81.00

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the Fireside $59.50

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4- 1# Ground Beef 4- 4 oz. Cubed Steaks 3# Rolled Chuck Roast 2- 1# Bacon 2- 8 oz. Ribeye Steaks 3# Frying Chicken 8- 6 oz. Pork Chops 2- 1# Beef Stew Meat 1# Sausage Average Cost: $3.85/lb.

20- 5 oz. Pieces

Bone-in pork Chop Box $23.75 20- 6 oz. Pieces

Bundle #2 $92.00

5- 1# Ground Beef 8- 4 oz. Cubed Steaks 3# Rolled Chuck Roast 3# Rump Roast 2- 1# Tend Round Steak 1# Beef Stew Meat 1# Bacon 1# Pork Sausage 3# Frying Chicken 8- 6 oz. Pork Chops 4- 8 oz. Pork Steaks Average Cost: $3.54/lb.

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Best Wishes this Holiday Season from all of us at the Wyanet Locker!


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