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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheffield looks at winter issues By Andrew Fisher news@bcrnews.com

SHEFFIELD — Christmas gifts and snowfall removal were points of discussion at Monday’s meeting of the Sheffield Village Board. During Monday’s meeting, which had an extremely light agenda, the village board approved seasonal gifts of $100 for each of the village’s six employees. The board approved the gifts as a way of saying thanks for the employees’ hard work to keep village services running. Given the recent snowfall, Mayor Bill Rosenow asked Main Street renters to be mindful of keeping their vehicles off the streets during snow removal periods. One board member said he/she was impressed with the new snowplow recently purchased by the village of Buda and asked whether Sheffield could purchase a similar vehicle. Noting that Sheffield recently ordered a new truck which is due for delivery in February, Rosenow said the purchase of the truck was finalized and that changing the model wasn’t possible. There were no reports from board committees and two members were absent so they could watch their children’s school Christmas programs. Rosenow reported the Danish Church Christmas service was beautiful, but turnout was a little light. However, Santa’s visit drew a large crowd at the township hall, he said. In an interview with the Bureau County Republican after Monday’s meeting, the mayor discussed the village’s plans for Sheffield for 2014 and beyond. No. 1 on the docket for 2014 is completion of the playground project, Rosenow said. The project’s goal of $50,000 was met. Working on setting up the new playground will make for a busy spring for village employees the mayor said.

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PES looks at pensions By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School Board got a look at the new pension reform legislation and how it impacts the PES staff and district.

At Monday’s board meeting, Superintendent Tim Smith reviewed the pension reform legislation which was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Pat Quinn. The law goes into effect July 1, 2014. The new legislation does include increases in the retirement age for Teacher Retire-

ment System (TRS) teachers, based upon the teacher’s age on June 1, 2014, Smith said. For individuals at least 46 years of age by that time, there is no increase in the number of months and years which must be

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Posing pretty for the holidays The Logan Junior High School pom pon squad teamed up with sixth grade girls interested in pom pons for their annual holiday performance, which took place Tuesday evening at Logan Junior High School. The squad performed for family and friends to a “Happy Holidays” remix song. The squad is led by coach Victoria Suarez.

Walnut board talks website, sewer rate increases By Nita Wyatt news@bcrnews.com

WALNUT — Members of the Walnut Chamber of Commerce addressed the Walnut Village Board at Monday’s meeting regarding the future of the Community Improvement Committee. Chamber members Sandy Green and Brian Smith had previously requested to speak to the village board regarding partnering with the village to better the community and to create a more viable village

of Walnut website. At a community meeting held last summer, a group of village residents showed interest for a variety of initiatives. Committees were organized and subsequent meetings were held. At Monday’s board meeting, Green and Smith discussed a survey created by those committees to send to all village residents. However, the survey had never been finalized. A copy of the proposed survey was presented to the board and Community Improvement Committee members asked the board to review the survey and make

recommendations for possible changes. The board agreed to do that, with those recommendations to be discussed at the Jan. 6, 2014, regular meeting. Green also said that she, as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, is in the process of updating the former village of Walnut website, www.villageofwalnut.com, which is owned by the Chamber and had not been updated for some time. There were some problems with the links on the

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Seeking Sources The Bureau County Republican is anxious to see your vacation photos. When you’re packing your suitcase for an upcoming excursion, remember to pack a copy of the BCR too. When you get to your destination, have someone take a photo of you holding the newspaper. It’s always fun if you can stand in front of a landmark or something interesting at your destination. When you get home, email the photo and some information about your trip to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at rroberts@bcrnews.com. Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and where your photo was taken. We’ll be happy to show your friends, family and neighbors where you went on your most recent vacation. Where in the World is the BCR? Hopefully, it’s in your suitcase and ready to go on a fun-filled journey, filled with memory-making moments. •••

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I’ll have a ‘blues’ Christmas Rex and Ann Lasson, along with their granddaughter, Avaya Koning, 4, pose with their Christmas-themed Blues Brothers statues, which sit out on the second story porch at their home on Park Avenue West in Princeton. Rex purchased the statues at an antique auction about 10 years ago. The statues originally came from a Chicago blues bar. They now serve as an iconic piece to drivers who mosey along Park Avenue West. The Lassons often catch passersby slowing down to get a better look or to stop for a quick photo.

Walnut From Page 1 home page of the website, and she is addressing those problems and updating all of the information contained in the website, Green said. Hopefully by partnering with the village board, there will be one website from which current and future residents will be able to access for information about the community, Green said. Green and Smith thanked the village board for its continued efforts to improve the village and, through a joint effort by the Chamber and the village board, improvements can be completed for all village residents.

In other business, the board heard from Matt Hansen, engineer from Willett, Hoffman & Associates of Dixon, on eight different rate increase proposals relating to the upcoming $2 million sewer plant improvement project. The eight proposals ranged from a 100 percent fixed rate and 0 percent usage rate to the opposite end, at a 0 percent fixed rate and 100 percent usage driven. Hansen said the higher the fixed amount of the increase, the more the smaller users are affected. The village board would probably want to consider a rate increase that would be somewhere in the middle of the range, he said.

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At the 60 percent fixed and 40 percent usage driven proposal, the average customer would have an increase of $18.05 to their monthly sewer and water bill, Hansen said. At the 50 percent fixed and 50 percent usage driven proposal, the average customer would have an increase of $18.40 per month. Even with an increase in the $18 range for the average customer, Walnut’s rates for water and sewer would remain below the average of many communities in Illinois, Hansen said. The average customer in Walnut would pay approximately $61 per month for these services. The average of 30 communities in north-cen-

Sheffield From Page 1 Also, Rosenow said he has talked to two contractors about restroom facilities, but final cost estimates are still up in the air. Another concern is the village’s perceived water loss issue, Rosenow said. A determination of the cause will have to be resolved in 2014. Some of the loss could be explained through unmetered water usage by the fire department. Periodic water

tral Illinois, ranging in population from 460 to 16,000, is $69 a month, he said. Board member Lee Sarver made a motion for the board to review Hansen’s proposals during the coming weeks, with a decision on the rate increase to be made at the Jan. 6 board meeting. This motion was approved by all members present. In additional business, Sarver said he had been approached by coordinators of the tornado cleanup in Washington, Ill. Sarver, along with other Walnut area residents, had previously gone to Washington to provide assistance. Sarver had been asked if the village of Walnut would

be willing to provide a dump truck to aid with hauling debris from the tornado devastation. The truck would be taken to Washington on Dec. 20 and 21, with Sarver and others going to drive the truck and assist. The board agreed the village would provide the dump truck and would provide Sarver with the funds for the fuel to operate the truck while it was being used in Washington. It was noted FEMA will reimburse the village for all expenses incurred after the submission of receipts. Sarver was commended for his service to help the residents of Washington. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

use by hired contractors could be a factor, he said. On his wish list is money to pay for the blacktopping of streets and a Main Street with new lights, Rosenow said. In terms of the village’s fiscal picture, the mayor said he was very glad “we have a few dimes at the end of the year.” Looking to the future, the mayor said a thriving village needs a school, a property base, and businesses to shop in, parks to play in, and churches to pray in. When

one part of that mix is missing, the village has to figure out how to fill that void. “We still would still like to recruit an industry,” the mayor said. “I can’t understand it; land is three times more in the big cities.” America’s best kept secret is the nearby Hennepin Canal, and Sheffield needs to get involved in promoting the canal parkway by perhaps joining with the Friends of the Canal group, Rosenow said. Also, he would like to see additional facilities added to the Hennepin Canal Park headquarters area to attract more tourists to the area and more business to the community, he said. Lastly, Rosenow said he had heard that the owner of a lot located near the former Euclid Chemical Plant wants to eventually build a tavern on the property. A tavern located so close to the canal, the interstate, and the village would be a boost to the local economy, he said. The next village meeting is scheduled for Jan. 6. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Ladd office closure The Ladd Village Clerk’s office will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday. Trash will be picked up on Dec. 28.

‘The Naughty List’ Contest winner Mary Lou Sturtewagen of Sheffield displays the basket full of goodies she won for having her name picked out of the people who submitted recipes for the Bureau County Republican’s “A Homemade Holiday” contest. BCR photo/Lyle Ganther

Mabry: Snow time means clear sidewalk time By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — Downtown merchants and property owners in Princeton are asked to remember to clear their sidewalks after snowfalls. At Monday’s meeting of the Princeton City Council, Commissioner Ray Mabry commended city crews for their cleaning of streets during the recent snowfalls and also commended a school crosswalk guard for his work in clearing the sidewalk in his area. However, by late Monday afternoon, there were still some sidewalks which had not been cleared in front of businesses or vacant buildings on Main Street, specifically 13 places on South Main Street and five on North Main Street, Mabry said. It’s important for merchants and building owners to have their sidewalks cleared after snowfalls, Mabry said. To help resolve that issue,

he talked with Princeton High School administrator Jesse Brandt about the possibility of PHS students being able to use the sidewalk clearing for some of the students’ required community service hours, Mabry said. Brandt was agreeable to this outreach for service hours and merchants or property owners who can’t get their sidewalks cleared could contact the high school to coordinate their sidewalk clearing, Mabry said. “Winter has started early for us and we have to get this snow removal under control. It’s not fair to the merchants that do the snow removal, and others don’t,” Mabry said. In other business, the council had first readings of five refinancing bond series ordinances, which are projected to save the city in the range of $320,000 in interest during the life of the bonds. The bonds deal with various infrastructure improvement projects, the

Princeton Public Library bonds and the wastewater treatment plant. The council is expected to approve the bonds in January. In action items, the city council approved a low bid of $39,811 from Bullington-Isaacson to do some exterior work at city hall, including trim base work, gutter and downspout work. The bid was one of two bids received for the project. Commissioner Bob Warren reported the city issued three residential building permits in November, at a value of $5,376, as well as three commercial building permits, at a value of $24,099. So far this year, the city has issued a total of 74 building permits, at a total value of $5,044,898. In comparison, the city issued a total of 72 building permits in 2012, at a value of $4,614,097. In the 2011 year, the city issued 98 building permits at a value of $4,159,211. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

“The Naughty List,” by Festival 56’s own Laura Brigham, is the fourth show in Festival 56’s fall season. This show also veers in a different direction than the other shows of this season because it is aimed specifically toward younger children. With a 4 p.m. starting time and only running about 40 minutes, it is ideal for the attention span of a younger audience. The show had a very “Whoville” feel to it, with set pieces based on scenes from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” This helped provide some familiarity for the younger audience which in turn fostered a willingness to participate within the children. Also, director Matthew C. Scott had the actors use almost cartoonstyle reactions and overthe-top acting that fit the intention of the show very well. The play itself follows the story of four elves, Titterbell (Tayloir Pace), Setta (Candice Dickinson), Wobble (Brendan Macera) and Sparkle (Kim McClay) as they prepare for the Christmas Spectacular at the North Pole. Titterbell, who is in

charge of running auditions, is trying to find the best elves to compliment the Sparkle, the diva of the show. When Setta (short for Poinsettia) turns out to be a very good dancer and singer, Sparkle becomes jealous. Concerned that she may not be the best elf anymore, she becomes rather mean towards both Titterbell and Setta. In turn, Sparkle becomes the first elf ever to find herself on Santa’s infamous Naughty List. When Wobble, an old friend of Sparkle’s, is able to talk to her and help her to see how she has been treating the other elves. She returns to the show with a new attitude and is able to become friends with both Titterbell and Setta in time to put on a fantastic Christmas Spectacular staring all four of the elves. The show, while very

different from the other three shows this fall season, is a lot of fun. With a more visible level of energy than some of the other shows, we, the audience, are wrapped in and cannot help but participate. While the show features the four elves, we too are part of the show asked to clap along, answer questions, and even help let Sparkle know that she is on the Naughty List. This type of audience participation, although sometimes a little “scary” is a great way to get younger audiences involved in the show, and even interested in theater. “The Naughty List” still runs at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, and Friday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and runs about 40 minutes with a small session after the show run by the cast talking to the children about Christmas and the holiday season. It was a fun show, and I highly recommend it, especially for younger children. Aaron Kaufmann, of Tiskilwa, has a bachelor’s in Music Education with a minor in theater. He can be reached at aaron.k.kaufmann@ gmail.com.

The Closet announces holiday closure PRINCETON — The Closet will take its annual Christmas break from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2, 2014. They will re-open for shopping and donations

at 10 a.m. Jan. 3. Everyone is reminded to not leave any donations outside of the buildings. All donations are to be brought in the back doors

during donation hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Regular shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO INCREASE TAX LEVY Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513, LaSalle, Bureau, Marshall, Lee, Putnam, DeKalb, Grundy, and Livingston counties, State of Illinois, adopted on December 17, 2013, its annual tax levy including an additional tax levy of $2,933,500 for educational purposes, as provided in Section 805/3-14.3 of Chapter 110 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, as amended. In accordance with the provisions of Section 805/3-14.3 of Chapter 110 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, as amended, the following information is provided: A petition may be filed with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College in Building C, Room C-301, at 815 North Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692, on or before 4:30 p.m., CDT, January 17, 2014, signed by not less than 9,166 registered voters of the Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 requesting that an election be held on the 18th day of March, 2014, to determine whether the increased levy should be authorized. If no such petition is filed with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees on or before January 17, 2014, then the District shall be authorized to levy the additional tax. Petition forms are available in Building H – Truck Driver Training Center from December 18, 2013 through January 17, 2014 and in the President’s Office from January 2 through January 17, 2014. Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 19, 2013.


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Princeton Fire Department BV approves additional courses to be taught next year responds to Econo Lodge fire PRINCETON — The Princeton Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday evening at the Econo Lodge in Princeton. According to a press release issued Wednesday morning, the Princeton Fire Department received the alarm call at 9 p.m. Tuesday for a fire at the Econo Lodge, located at 2200 N. Main St. Upon arrival, firefighters found moderate

smoke on the second floor of the hotel. The second floor had been evacuated prior to the firefighters’ arrival. The firefighters entered the fire room and found heavy smoke conditions with a heating/air conditioning unit on fire. The fire was extinguished by 9:10 p.m. The heating/air conditioning unit in the room was a total loss. Smoke damage was confined

to the one room in the hotel. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Princeton Fire Department responded to the scene with two engine companies, one ladder truck company and one ambulance. A total of 11 First Responders were at the scene. All companies returned to the fire station by 10:24 p.m. Tuesday.

Tiskilwa discusses snow removal By Lyle Ganther lganther@bcrnews.com

TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Village Board on Tuesday discussed snow removal and several other items of business during a brief 30-minute meeting. Mayor Randy Philhower said village employees were trying their best to handle the six inches of snow that fell over the weekend. The plows had to stop short of cars and mailboxes when moving the snow because if they knock the boxes over, the village has to repair or replace them. Also, it took employees several days to get the snow out of the middle of Main Street where it had been pushed after the first snowfall. Philhower added that the village has no ordinance on enforcing residents to clear their sidewalks in front of their house. The village does have an ordinance that cars can’t be parked on

PES From Page 1 worked for full retirement benefits. Those individuals 45 years of age and younger will be required to work an additional four months for each year the individual is under age 46, as of June 1, 2014. However, no individual will be required to work more than 60 additional months, the pension reform legislation states. The new legislation also sets a salary cap on the creditable earnings for Tier 1 TRS employees (those hired prior to Jan. 1, 2011) at the Tier II level, Smith said. For fiscal year 2014, the Tier II salary cap is $110,631, which means salary above that amount would not be pensionable. Variables would be dependent upon the individual teacher’s contract. Most of the PES teachers would be considered Tier 1, Smith said. Among other items reviewed were early retirement options and

city streets after a 2-inch snowfall, but Philhower said many residents don’t have any choice because they don’t have off-street parking areas. In other business, trustee David Wright asked Philhower what kind of backhoe the village needs. Wright, who was instructed to find out information about a backhoe several months ago, estimates the cost could be around $60,000 to $65,00 for a used backhoe. Philhower said he just wanted to know what kind of backhoes are available on the market and the price tag because the village’s current backhoe, which is at least 20-25 years old, needs to be replaced. He thought the village could purchase a backhoe several years old that is coming on the market from a lease from another governmental body. Philhower told trustees that pipe braces were installed on the creeks walls at Washington Street,

temporary repairs were made to the roof of the village’s building on Main Street and he denied a building permit for an addition to a house on East Main Street due to it being on a nonstandard lot. If the resident decides to appeal Philhower’s decision as zoning commissioner, the Zoning Board of Review will need to hold a public hearing on his decision. Trustees approved the village’s annual audit and a maintenance contract with Cummings Central Power of Rock Island for the village’s water plant generator. Philhower thanked village clerk Kathryn Gorman, village treasurer Ginger Murphy and village board members for their time and dedication. He also thanked John Sims for putting up Christmas decorations on Main Street and all the volunteers who have helped the village of Tiskilwa the past year. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

cost of living adjustments for teachers under the new legislation. As far as direct financial impact on the district, Smith said PES will now contribute one percentage point less to the Illinois Teacher Retirement System due to the fact that the benefits will not be as great. After the presentation, board president Judd Lusher said the new legislation will no doubt be challenged in the courts. In financial considerations at Monday’s meeting, the PES board approved the 2015 tax levy request of approximately $5.6 million, as presented and reviewed by the board at the November board meeting. The board also heard from Smith on the money owed the district by the state of Illinois. As of Monday, the state owed $273,884 in the education fund and $104,747 in the transportation fund. If those quarterly payments aren’t received

by the end of the year, those numbers will double in January when the new payments are due, Smith said. The board also approved the lease/purchase of a 2014 Thomas 65-passenger bus, at a cost of $88,000. The bus replaces an old bus which is costing the district in repairs. The new bus should last the district 15-20 years, the superintendent said. In other notes, Smith announced PES students and staff have recently raised $2,400 for area outreaches, including for Red Cross services for the Washington, Ill., disaster recovery efforts and for the local United Way Christmas toys program. The board also recognized Brooke Hieronymus, Elle McComber, Alex Janssen, Ryan Frank, Emma Profitt and Becki Mattern as winners of the Dare To Dream program. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School students will have a couple more classes to choose from next year when putting together semester schedules. The school board on Monday went along with recommendations from the Curriculum Committee, and approved to add Math II and History Through Film courses. The board also discussed adding a critical thinking elective course, however Superintendent Dennis Thompson said there is a staffing issue on which department would teach the course. He confirmed the last critical thinking course offered in the high school was taught in the English Department. With less teachers in the English Department, and the ability for any department to teach the course, Thompson said the course didn’t necessarily have to be taught by English teachers. “(Students) are already doing critical thinking skills in all classes as

part of curriculum, but this would be a more indepth one that would be useful,” he said. “If there was a class that would do a little better on core curriculum or on testing, it would be this.” “I’m hoping some of the students who are struggling will get into those classes,” he added. Board president Rick Cernovich said he would have a hard time putting a critical thinking elective course in the curriculum when it would only affect a handful of students. “If it’s going to be a benefit to them, and they all need it then why wouldn’t it just be a required course at some time during the freshman or sophomore level,” he said. Board vice president Don King said after hearing teachers talk about what they wanted to accomplish with the course, it sounded like it could help a lot of students. “Not knowing much about teaching and education, when you walked away from the meeting you were upbeat from it,” he said.

Thompson suggested the board wait and ask teachers what they thought about making the critical thinking course a required class for the freshman and sophomore students, and see what response was like from teachers on what department it should be taught by. In other news, the board: • Approved the 2013 district tax levy after a truth-in-taxation hearing. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $6,596,500, which represents a 5.2955 percentage increase over the previous year. These amounts include the monies to cover the district’s bonds. The tax rate is projected to increase from $5.42 to $5.60, per $100 in taxable property value. • Approved the resignation of head football coach Jeff Ohlson and BV North Special Education Aide Corinne Thomas. • Approved Jeff Monier as volunteer BV North sixth grade girls’ basketball coach. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Grand jury returns indictments PRINCETON — The Bureau County Grand Jury returned the following indictments when it met in session Dec. 13 in the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton: • Steven Hufnagel, 29, of Princeton was indicted for the Class 2 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, heroin. He is accused of possessing with the intent to deliver to another less than one gram of heroin on Nov. 19. An agent with the TRIDENT task force testified before the grand jury. Hufnagel is in custody, with bond set at $30,000. • Thomas N. Payton, 62, Nathan Payton, 24, and Scarlett Mendoza-Gutterez, 22, all of Eureka, Calif., were indicted for the Class 1 felony of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis. They are accused of possessing with the intent to deliver to another more than 2,000 grams but less than 5,000 grams of cannabis on Nov. 21. A sergeant with the Illinois State Police testified before the grand jury. All three defendants are free from custody, each having posted 10 percent of a $25,000 bond. • James A. McKee, 64, of Spring Valley was indicted for the Class X felony of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and three Class 2 felonies of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The predatory criminal sexual assault indictment alleges McKee committed an act of sexual penetration with a child under 13 years of age on Nov. 22. The aggravated criminal sexual abuse indictments allege McKee committed separate acts of sexual conduct of fondling on three separate children between Sept. 1 and Nov. 20. Spring Valley Police Deputy Chief William Sommer testified before the grand jury. McKee is in custody, with bond set at $75,000. • Ian R. Levan, 23, of Wyanet was indicted for the Class 2 felony of burglary. He is accused of entering a Princeton business with the intent to commit a theft on Nov. 30. Princeton Police Department Investigator John Shofner testified before the grand jury. Levan is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $20,000 bond. • Bryan M. Oliver, 27, of Princeton was indicted for the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. He is accused of possessing less than 15 grams of heroin on Dec. 3. Oliver is in custody, with bond set at $15,000. An agent with the TRIDENT task force testified before the grand jury. • Michael Kasperski, 32, of Princeton was indicted for the Class 1 felony of unlawful possession with intent to deliver heroin. He is accused of possessing with the intent to deliver to another more than one gram of heroin on Dec. 3. Kasperski is in custody, with bond set at $40,000. An agent with the TRIDENT task force testified before the grand jury. • There were three suppressed cases. The indictments were presented to the grand jury by State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann, First Assistant State’s Attorney Anthony Sciuto and Assistant State’s Attorney Daniel Anderson. The indictments on Kasperski, Thomas Payton, Nathan Payton, Mendoza-Gutterez and one suppressed case were returned before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. The other indictments were returned before Associate Circuit Judge C. J. Hollerich. Indictments are accusations against the defendants, who are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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SHEFFIELD — Eugene Billings, 64, of Sheffield died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at his home. He was born in March 1949 in Moline to Willard and Helen (Anderson) Billings. He was raised and educated in Colona and graduated from United Township High School in East Moline. He had worked for Harper-Wyman in Eugene Princeton until retiring. Billings Survivors include two uncles, George M. Billings of Maryville and Tom (Mary) Anderson of Sheffield; one aunt, Iona Stover of Chicago; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held Wednesday at the StackhouseMoore Funeral Services, Sheffield. Burial was in the Sheffield Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Sheffield Rescue Squad.

PRINCETON — Caryl Catherine Shettel, 92, of Princeton passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Liberty Village of Princeton. Born May 27, 1921, in Princeton to Orville Cater and Gladys (Jackson) Cater, she married Ned Shettel June 19, 1943, in New York City. He preceded her in death. She attended Princeton High School. After getting married she was a homemaker on the family farm. She was an active member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Bureau County Home Extension and the Center Grove Community Club. She was also a 4-H Club leader and volunteered for church activities. Surviving are two daughters, Connie Campbell and Nancy (Chris Powell) Shettel; one son-in-law, Andrew Tarantino; one daughter-in-law, Helen Shettel; one sister, Shirley Coates; three grandchildren, Zach (Tricia) Campbell, Elizabeth (Paul) CampbellTressler and Brandon Shettel; and three great-grandchildren, Claire, Ian and Ryan Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Crayton Shettel and Norman Shettel; and one sister, Patricia Butts. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Scott Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and the Leukemia Foundation.

John Maddy GHENT, Ky. — John Mark Maddy, 63, of Ghent, Ky., passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Kentucky. He was born March 17, 1950, in Spring Valley to Walter Gordon Maddy and Leda Mae Askren Maddy. He grew up in Sheffield and graduated from Western High School. He was an entrepreneur and businessman. He also designed websites for busi- John Maddy nesses and individuals. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972. Surviving are his wife, Marvel Maddy of Ghent, Ky.; one son, Brian Maddy of Des Moines, Iowa; one daughter, Renae Maddy of Des Moines, Iowa; two stepsons, Chad Marshall of Arkansas and Leo Marshall of Tennessee; one stepdaughter, Colette Lasack of Wisconsin; three grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Wayne Maddy of Ohio state, Dale Maddy of Wisconsin and Joel Maddy of Illinois; six sisters, Rebecca Maddy, Vivian Roffey, Barbara Carper, Mary Newman, Alice Maddy and Clair Cook, all of Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry and Paul Maddy; and one stepson, Curt Marshall. A Celebration of Life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Avanti Restaurant, 238 Main Ave., Clinton, Iowa. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Hope Foundation.

PRINCETON — Joseph L. Klemencic, 33, of Bureau pleaded guilty to the Class 3 felony of failure to register as a sex offender on Nov. 26 in Bureau County Court before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. Klemencic was placed on two years non-reporting probation, ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs of $777 and ordered to serve four months in the Bureau County Jail. On March 18, 2008, Klemencic was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Bureau County and was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. As a result of that conviction, he was required to register as a sex offender with the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department. Klemencic was compliant with his registration and had last registered with the sheriff’s department on Sept. 14, 2012. The Sex Offender Registration Act requires sex offenders to register every year. Because Klemencic failed to re-register with the sheriff’s department as of Oct. 4, he was charged with failure to register as a sex offender. He was still residing at his registered address.

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Christmas of yore On Monday, we discovered we had to type all of Tonica Grade School’s letters to Santa into our system so they could be placed and published for Friday’s Tonica News. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade submitted their questions for Santa, their Christmas lists, their family traditions and other various thoughts. Reading their letters was tough at times, but their earnestness and sincerity showed through regardless of legibility. Kids asked Santa about Rudolph and his other, less famous reindeer, Mrs. Claus and of course the elves COMMENTARY who are responsible for making lots and lots of toys. How they will make some gifts on the lists, I will never know. Plenty of these kids said their favorite holiday memory revolved around the aspect of seeing family. This gave me hope for our future generations. In today’s society where we are so busy and wrapped in our own lives and drama it is good to see families still find the time to come together and celebrate the Christmas season. I know I look forward to the time I spend with my family more than anything else during Christmas. But it was the Christmas lists that took me most by surprise. I remember some of my lists and they did not include the hottest new tech gadgets. I asked for dolls, books, movies and clothes. I remember getting American Girl dolls for Christmas and my Nunny making me a whole wardrobe and little doll bedding. And books, I always loved getting books. I would love nothing more than to curl up in my bedroom with a book and an endless supply of hot chocolate when I was younger. Wait, I still love that. Then there was the occasional movie, I was, and still am, such a Harry Potter fanatic so we got those movies and others. It gave us something to watch during the day while we played with our new gifts before dinner. In comparison, I like to think my Christmas lists and letters to Santa were tamer than what I read. Seven or 8 year olds were asking for phones. Kids are asking for iPods, TVs and all sorts of other things. I don’t think I got my first Mp3 player until I was in eighth grade or high school even. I didn’t get my own phone till I turned 16, once I got my driver’s license. You see my parents wanted to make sure in case of an emergency I could reach the proper authorities and alert them to the problem. And maybe that’s because growing up, I knew I wouldn’t get a toy every time I went to the store with my mom, but she always made sure to tell me “I’ll always get you a book,” so I didn’t ask. Maybe as time has gone on values have changed and children no longer see Santa as a magical, mystical man traveling through the night to deliver gifts to the good little girls and boys and coal to the bad. Maybe we, as a society, need to step back from the all too alluring technical marvels being churned out by Samsung, Apple and Sony year after year. This year my Christmas list, because even at 23 I still send one out, includes lots of books, a tea pot and time. Time with my family to reconnect and share in the joy we all deserve to have this Christmas. I hope you all take time to disconnect from the electronic world we are so engrossed in and share a cup of good cheer with your loved ones. Merry Christmas. BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell can be reached at smaxwell@bcrnews.com.

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First Person What is the last television show you watched: “Ghost Adventures.”

What is the last song you listened to: “Cyanide” by Metallica.

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

What is the last book you read: “Ablaze” by Larry E. Arnold.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only

one thing with you, what would it be: Fresh water. What is your favorite local restaurant: Bianchi Pizza, Ottawa. If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: Pay bills, put a lot away for the future, buy a bigger home. People would be surprised to know that you: I can’t swim. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: The parks. If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: I wouldn’t change anything.

’Tis the season It’s that time of year again! The lights glimmer on every street corner. The kitchens burst with heavenly smells. The trees shelter a pile of wrapped presents ... Yes, Christmas is coming soon, but I’m actually referring to the beloved final exams. Just when I am ready for winter break after a long semester, school puts a damper on the excitement with a load of weighty tests. In my case, when the teacher suggested on the first day of class that studying a little bit every day would be a good idea, I casually scoffed at the remark and came home from school to do whatever pleased me that day. All too soon, though, Christmas break is just around the corner, and along with it come some pretty big tests coming up that I haven’t studied one bit yet for. One thing that I can’t stand, though, is failure. I’m a sore loser and I hate disappointing myself and others, so alas, the studying must begin. Fortunately, I’ve completed two tests already that were not cumulative (just testing over the last chapters covered), but the rest are. I now have to go back and try to reinvent my studying habits so that I can cover a semester’s worth of notes glaring up at me. To put it mildly, this rarely works. First off, I am already sick of studying from my first two tests, and I dread the hours of staring at pages of notes that are still to come. It is just too much to expect anyone to be able to sit and study for hours when they are not used to it, and then to expect them to instantly remember all that they have crammed into their brains for the last several hours on the test is utterly impossible!

Danae Ross COMMENTARY Unless they happen to have a photographic memory. And to anyone who does; I am sorely jealous ... Since most people do not enjoy and are not practiced at studying for hours on end, memorizing hundreds of notes, it burns them out quickly. To me, this sounds eerily like some other things popular in the coming weeks, say maybe like New Year’s resolutions? I already hear radio stations chattering about the list of changes people wish to make to their lives that will instantly be implemented when January first strikes. Honestly, I am all for fixing up areas in my life where I am lacking, but it is the way that people go about it that doesn’t quite work out. Typically, people will attack their resolutions with gusto the first couple weeks of January, and there are even those determined, driven people that stick with them all year (for whom I hold great respect), but the majority lose interest or get tired of the work all too quickly. And I’m sad to say that I have been one of those people. The problem doesn’t lie in the resolution. I truly do think that everyone needs to examine their lives and try to make themselves the best that they can be in order to live life to its fullest. In my opinion, though, the issue is that we force ourselves all at once to take on a new habit or lifestyle that burns us out because we are not used to it.

Just like trying to sit and study for hours on end because I haven’t been going over my notes all along, I usually find myself far more interested in the pretty landscape outside my window or the peppy Christmas jingle playing in the next room. Next thing I know, I’m up cleaning my room or attending to some other task I would never normally be so willing to do. Ironically I seem to know how it goes all too well ... The only answer I can gather from my limited experience is that I need to bite off smaller pieces at a time. All through the year I need to spend a little time going over what I am learning so that when the final exam comes I can just fine tune my knowledge and breeze through it. Instead of trying to change our lives instantly at the New Year, it would work better to examine them regularly, trying constantly to improve our minds, bodies, careers, families, or whatever it might be that needs some attention. I want to be in tip top shape all year round, not just in January! And if I am constantly working at it all year then I will be practiced and more likely to stick with whatever I am trying to achieve. So, here it comes ... I hear the carols jingling all around town. I see the glittering snow covering the ground. I feel the New Year barreling its way in. And thus, I want to make a fresh start, but not like last year. This year I will take it one step at a time, and with any luck, next year at this time I will still be reaping the benefits. How about you? Danae Ross is a freshman at Illinois Valley Community College. She can be reached at diamondspride30@yahoo.com.


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Life&Arts

Wedding Aisle – Area couples share their engagement and weddings announcements. See Page 8.

Religion — Area churches have announced their Christmas Eve services schedule. See Page 8.

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MENDOTA — The Mendota VFW Post 4079 will hold a steak fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $13 per person and includes a steak, baked potato, salad with all the fixings and other extras. Attendees may cook their own steak or ask a member of the committee to cook it. This event is open to the public. Reservations are requested. To make a reservation, call 815-539-6466.

New Year’s Eve dance PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will hold a New Year’s Eve

a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1. The Generics Goodies Band will perform. There is a $10 cover charge per person. RSVP by Saturday by calling 815-879-5261 or 815-875-2547. There will be snacks and party favors.

Christmas Choir TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Community Choir will host an evening of Christmas hymns and carols at 7 p.m. Sunday at Willow Spring Mennonite Church, 16621 Kentville Road. There will be cookies and fellowship after the concert.

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Logan students raise money for gifts During the week of Dec. 2, the students at Logan Junior High School raised $1,187 for the Christmas for Kids program. The Student Council sponsored a homeroom contest to help children in the area have Christmas presents under the tree. Photo contributed

Bradford honors October students of the month Bradford students Maggie Rouse (second from left), Cody Minder and Abby Wall are Bradford Junior High School’s students of the month for October. Lynne Knobloch (left) and Joni Kinsella right) from Speer Bank presented the students with a $25 gift card.

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Open Prairie creates a Christmas frieze

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin (Abby) Willis

Mignone-Willis Abby Elizabeth Mignone of Sycamore, formerly of Ladd, and Benjamin John Willis of Sycamore, formerly of St. Charles, were united in marriage Nov. 12 during an oceanside sunset ceremony at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on Amelia Island, Fla. The bride is the daughter of John and Dawnette (Lutes) Mignone of Sycamore, formerly of Peru. The groom is the son of Patricia Willis of St. Charles and the late Ronald Willis. Alexandria Mignone, sister of the bride, and Veronica Willis, sister of the groom, stood by their siblings’ sides during the ceremony. A dinner was held at PLAÉ (People Laughing And Eating) at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on Amelia Island, Fla., followed by cocktails and dancing at Falcon’s Nest at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

on Amelia Island, Fla. The couple enjoyed a 12-day wedding trip driving through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida with sight-seeing and activities at popular locations along the way. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Hall High School in Spring Valley, a 2005 graduate of Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby and a 2007 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She is employed by DeKalb School District 428 in DeKalb. The groom is a 2003 graduate of St. Charles East in St. Charles and a 2008 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He is employed by State Farm in St. Charles. The couple is making their home in Sycamore and will move to Scottsdale, Ariz., in February 2014.

Wedding Aisle Engagement and wedding announcements run every other Thursday in the Life & Arts section. Items for this section can be mailed to the Bureau County Republican at P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356; or emailed to news@bcrnews.com. Forms are also available online at www. bcrnews.com/forms/. Pictures will only be returned if a selfaddressed, stamped envelope is included. Questions may be directed to BCR Assistant Editor Rita Roberts at 815-875-4461, ext. 227.

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PRINCETON — Telling the Christmas story has taken on the form of a frieze at Open Prairie United Church of Christ. A frieze depicts a pictorial history, and in this case, white paint on dark royal blue fabric portrays both the Old Testament and New Testament scriptures. Using the brilliant work of Annie Vallotton’s illustrations from “Good News for Modern Man” as inspiration, a similar free style evolved from each of the volunteer painters. The frieze is comprised of nine panels suspended from the ceiling along the east and west walls of the sanctuary. It took courage to design and paint a piece of fabric that stretched horizontally 10 1/2 feet

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The new frieze at Open Prairie United Church of Christ hangs for all to see. and is only 18 inches long. The church was made available for people to come in at different times and work at long tables drafting out their ideas. Usually ideas were sketched out on paper before they progressed to free-hand sketching with chalk onto the frieze. Once the images of the scripture were drafted onto the frieze, applying the paint went rather quickly. Final-

ly, the liturgy was spaced evenly around the images. The final frieze, hung above the entrance, depicts the most recent history of the tornado in Washington, Ill., East Peoria and Pekin. It reads: “Through devastation and abundance, we will walk in the Light.” It’s current history and we wanted to bring that event into the midst as a remembrance of how friends and fami-

lies have suffered. The inspiration to attempt this art form came from Ron McCutchan. The artists were Sue Stumph, Barry Mayworm, Michelle Heider, Heather Heider, Lilith Gray, Ardyn Johnson, Marek Johnson, Allana Lewis, Rylan Decker, Jasen Clark, Susan Hale, Angie Hughes, Danielle Hughes, Katrina Rudolph, Mimi Cofoid and Linda Ernst.

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PRINCETON — The Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St., Princeton, will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at 10 p.m. Tuesday with a candlelight service.

First Christian Church PRINCETON — The First Christian Church, 125 S. Main St., Princeton, will hold a Christmas Eve service on lessons, carols and candles at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Princeton Presbyterian Church PRINCETON — The Princeton Presbyterian Church, 320 Park Ave. East, will hold its annual candlelight Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

United Methodist Church PRINCETON — Princeton’s First United Methodist Church will hold a family-oriented candlelight wor-

11 p.m. The 11 p.m. service will end with the ceremonial pealing of the bells.

Seatonville Congregational Church SEATONVILLE — The Seatonville Congregational Church Independent will celebrate Christmas with a candlelit Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Bill Jacobsen will deliver the Christmas message and the final Advent candle will be lit.

First Congregational Church NEPONSET — The First Congregational Church of Neponset will hold a candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The service will feature familiar songs, the Christmas story, Holy Communion and the candle lighting ceremony. All are welcome.

Wyanet United Methodist Church WYANET — The Wyanet United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve service at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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Tiskilwa Bible Church TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Bible Church will celebrate Christ’s birth with a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is a time of meditation, song and reflection. For more information, contact Kendra Ross at 815-303-

MANLIUS — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Manlius, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service with communion at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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9 sports Thursday, December 19, 2013 • 9 Lady Bruin Classic — The annual Lady Bruin Classic tips off Saturday at St. Bede. See today’s scoreboard for schedule and visit www.bcrnews.com/sports for more details.

Football

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Ohlson resigns as Storm coach By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

MANLUS — Football has been a big part of Jeff Ohlson’s life for as long as he can remember. He’s come to realize, however, there’s just not enough time in the day to stay actively involved anymore. As reported in Tuesday’s BCR, Ohlson submitted his resignation as head football coach at Bureau Valley High School after six years at Monday’s school board meeting. He will remain on staff as activities director and full-time PE teacher. “There’s not enough hours in the day,” Ohlson said. “I made a decision to concentrate being a full-time teacher and activities director. And I’ve got two kids at home and a wife. I’ve got to fit hours in the day for them. I don’t want them to be neglected. There needed to be some things removed from my plate.” When asked in a perfect world he’d remain a football coach, he said, “there’s no such thing as a perfect world.” Ohslon and his wife,

Red Pool: Fieldcrest 2-0, Hall 1-0, Stark County 0-1, Quest Academy 0-2. White Pool: Mendota 2-0, St. Bede 1-1, Bureau Valley 0-1, Hall JV 0-1. Standings do not reflect Wednesday’s games.

The Ohlson tenure: 2008: 10-2 2009: 7-3 2010: 6-4 2011: 2-7 2012: 4-5 2013: 3-6 Six-year total: 32-27 Christy, are the parents of Zachary, an eighthgrader, and Anne, a second-grader. Ohlson, a former Princeton High School and North Park University football player, came to Bureau Valley in the fall of 1997. He was an assistant on the Storm football staff under John McKenzie, Jason Kirby and Dave Moore before stepping up as head coach in 2008 when Moore moved to neighboring Princeton. In his first three years at the helm, Ohlson guided the Storm to three straight playoff appearances with a combined 23-9 record. His first team went 10-2, reaching the 3A quarterfinals with a win in four overtimes over Morrison before bowing out to Elmhurst Immaculate Conception 41-8. The Storm also won the Big

Monday’s games

Mendota 72, St. Bede 59 Fieldcrest 67, Stark County 33 Hall 73, Quest Academy 56

Tuesday’s games

St. Bede 57, Hall JV 46 Mendota 66, Bureau Valley 55 Fieldcrest 68, Quest Academy 31

Wednesday’s games

Bureau Valley vs. St. Bede, Hall JV vs. Mendota, Hall vs. Stark County.

Friday’s games

Stark County vs. Quest Academy, 5 p.m., Hall JV vs. Bureau Valley, 6:30 p.m., Hall vs. Fieldcrest, 8 p.m.

Saturday’s finals

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Bureau Valley’s Parker Neuhalfen splits the Mendota defense in tournament action Tuesday in the Colmone Classic action at Hall. Mendota shot down the Storm 66-55 to improve to 2-0 atop the White Pool.

Trojans shoot down BV By Dan Dwyer

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Jeff Ohlson has stepped down as Bureau Valley head football coach after six years.

7th place: 4th White Pool vs. 4th Red Pool, 3 p.m. 5th place: 3rd White Pool vs. 3rd Red Pool, 4:30 p.m. 3rd place: 2nd White Pool vs. 2nd Red Pool, 6 p.m. Title: 1st White Pool vs. 1st Red Pool, 7:30 p.m. Visit www.bcrnews.com/ sports for updates

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SPRING VALLEY — The Bureau Valley Storm kept pace with the defending Colmone Classic tournament champion Mendota Trojans for three quarters during second night action of the five-day tournament. They were unable, however, to find a way to get past the Trojans as they failed to execute during the fourth quarter. The Trojans would build an 11-point lead down the stretch to take a 66-55 victory Tuesday at Hall High School in Spring Valley. Mendota improved to 2-0 atop the White Pool standings. Bureau Valley kept themselves in it early with big plays from junior forward Tommy Johnston, who scored 10 straight BV points. BV was led by junior guard

Parker Neuhalfen with a 20-point performance followed by Johnston who added 17 for the Storm. “There were stretches where I thought we did the things that we talk about and there were stretches where we executed, in the fourth quarter we were down seven and cut it (the score) to even but it wasn’t enough,” said Bureau Valley coach Jason Marquis. “We just didn’t execute enough the entire game especially after the three minute mark (of the fourth) to get it done.” Johnston made back-to-back three point plays with just under the 2:40 mark in the first as he was fouled twice in the paint. He calmly hit both and one opportunities making the score 16-9. BV gave up a basket with just under a minute to play in the first quarter taking a 16-11 lead into the second.

The Storm matched this sevenpoint lead once more in the second quarter but would never lead by more than that for the entire night. Each team traded buckets and leads for the next quarter and a half before the Trojans eventually seized a lead midway through the third and wouldn’t trail again for the rest of the contest. “I thought our kids’ effort was strong,” said Marquis, “Unfortunately when your execution doesn’t match the effort you end up in the wrong column.” Big plays wouldn’t be enough to keep the Storm ahead as the Trojans eventually closed the seven-point gap on strong play from junior Mendota guard James Carroll. He scored 19 of his game high 29 points in the second and third quarters.

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Giovanine recognized for lifetime achievement When one thinks of lifetime achievement in basketball in the state of Illinois, I can’t think of anymore more suited HIERONYMUS’ HYPOTHESIS than Gerald “Chips” Giovanine. Giovanine’s coaching record speaks for back-to-back, undefeated Buda itself. He retired in 1994 after Western Rams basketball teams 36 years encompassing five (29-0, 31-0) to the IHSA Class decades with a career record A State Basketball Tournament of 674-265 and a .718 winning in the mid-’70s. percentage. He had a third Sweet 16 He guided unprecedented team at LaSalle-Peru in 1993

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and another undefeated regular-season team from Bureau Township, going 28-0 in 1960. At L-P, he posted 304 wins with nine regionals, five consecutive from 1989-93, along with four successive NCIC titles from 1990-93. Giovanine’s name has been synonymous with the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association for years on and off the court. He was named as a District Coach of the Year 10 times, has served on the IBCA Board

of Directors and now is an honorary member and served as vice president. Most recently, as reported earlier this month in the BCR, Giovanine was named as the 2014 recipient of the IBCA’s Tom “Buzzy” O’Connor Award. This is award is given to the individual in the IBCA who best exemplifies the true characteristics of a young man who died at age 35 after a battle with leukemia. O’Connor

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Chips Giovanine, the Shot Doctor, works at the Princeton girls basketball camp this summer.


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Deer harvest takes a dive Colmone The sevenday firearm deer season for 2013 is over. Illinois’ preliminary total OUTDOOR COLUMNIST is 74,191 in comparison to last year’s total of 99,546 whitetails study the results county shows a decrease of more by county. than 25,000 deer for the Another factor enterseven-day season. ing into the totals was the The totals for the seceffects of Epizootic Hemond-season were 18,483 orrhagic Disease (EHD). showing a decrease from The total effects of this last year’s 27,213. disease is not currently Now I know that 25,000 known. Some areas were deer decrease sounds like hit harder, some not so a lot, but several factors bad. There were areas enter into it. in Bureau County where During the second farmers reported 6-8 dead segment of the firearm animals near a creek bed. season, opening day saw Statewide totals have not falling temperatures and been published yet. gusty winds throughout Illinois’ deer population the stat. Southern Illinois is still in good shape. Our saw rain/freezing rain hunters will be out there turning to snow throughagain next year. By the out Friday. Frigid temway, for those who hunted peratures persisted Friday during the second season, and Saturday, with single congratulations. To brave digit lows throughout the cold, you are true the state. Temperatures hunters. increased slightly on January is just around Sunday with snow falling the corner and our first much of the day in north- big banquet will be the ern Illinois. Windy condiNational Wild Turkey Fedtions prevailed throughout eration on Jan. 25 at the much of the season. Met. Mark your calendars. The weather was not All the info will be passed the entire reason for the on in my next column. reduction in this year’s Happy New Year!!! harvest. When all the Lee Wahlgren is the totals are in for the rest BCR Outdoor Columnist. of the deer season, the Contact him at pdub52@ IDNR’s task force will gmail.com.

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Mendota rode his strong play cutting the BV lead and eventually taking control of the game midway through the third quarter when Carroll drove the lane, drew a foul and sank the and-one to give the Trojans a 37-34. Mendota wouldn’t trail for the remainder of the game as they would slowly build on their lead in the fourth quarter as BV got into foul trouble and sent the Trojans to the charity stripe 15 times in the fourth quarter. “At some points they kind of did what they wanted to and we just didn’t do enough to stop it,” said Marquis. • The Hall junior varsity Demons gave the St. Bede Academy Bruins varsity squad more of a game than was expected as they barely edged the underclassmen with a 57-46 victory Tuesday. The Hall JV couldn’t keep pace with a balanced St. Bede offensive attack by a trio of speedy junior guards in Jack Brady, Sam Halm and Jarrett Olson. Olson led the way for the Bruins with 18 points while Brady and Halm both added 14. “We have to play harder and take better shots, we get to much in love with the threepoint shot, we need to accept the fact that we can get a better shot instead of shooting a 3,” said St. Bede Academy coach Mike Kilmartin, “We could make better choices.”

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St. Bede’s Jack Brady battles Hall JVers Jared Puente (left) and Chris Ballerini for a rebound in Tuesday’s Colmone Classic action at Hall. St. Bede won 57-46. Action resumes Friday night. Leading the way for the Demons was guard Drew Pullam who scored a game-high 18 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter. • Notes: Fieldcrest moved to 2-0 atop the Red Pool with a 68-31 win over Quest Academy of Peoria, Action resumes Friday at Red Devil Gymnasium. Visit www. bcrnews.com/sports for updates.

Monday’s roundup Mendota 72, St. Bede 59: Ryan Reader led the Trojans with 26 points with James Carroll adding 17 in Monday’s opening contest of the 2013 Colmone Classic. Jarrett Olson led the Bruins with 20 points and Sam Halm added 14. Hall 73, Quest Academy 56: The 1-2 punch of Collin Aimone (19 points) and Miguel Villareal (18) led the Red Devils to victory Monday.

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Basketball roundup

Tigers battle Ottawa to the end By BCR Sports Staff

Lady Lions in scoring with 15 points. Mendota 68, Rochelle 43: Ally Bromoschenkel had 23 points and Amy Devitt added 19 as the Lady Trojans rolled to a nonconference win on the road Monday. Marquette 42, St. Bede 39: Kendall Kaufman tallied 19 points to lead the Lady Crusaders to a win on the St. Bede’s home court Monday. Hanna Bima had 12 points and Lexie Miranda 11 for the Lady Bruins. Marquette also won the sophomore contest 25-20.

sports@bcrnerws.com The Princeton Tigers gave the host Ottawa Pirates a run for their money, before falling 61-52 at newly renovated Kingman Gym Tuesday. Their were seven lead changes in the game, with the Pirates clinging to a scant 30-29 halftime lead. It was just 44-41 after three quarters before the Pirates hit some threes in the fourth quarter to stretch their lead to nine at game’s end. PHS coach Jesse Brandt said the Tigers also gave up too many offensive rebounds. Garrett Duffin led Princeton with 24 points and J.J. Vaccaro added 15. The Kittens won the sophomore prelim 63-47 behind Jake Reinhardt’s 34-point explosion. He downed 12-15 field goal attempts (80 percent), including 4-5 on threes. Skye Behrends added nine points. Henry 72, Annawan 56: Nathan Helle had 17 points, Deven Guelde 16 and Ryan Condit 14 as the Mallards defended their homecourt Tuesday. Marcellus Butler led Annawan with 10 points and Bo VanOpdorp had nine.

Girls basketball Fieldcrest 55, Putnam County 47: Fieldcrest rode the 1-2 punch of Tessa Holland (21 points) and Haley Ruestman (20) to victory over PC Tuesday, handed the Lady Panthers their first loss of the season in 12 games. Carly Gonet and Daniela Pavlovich each scored 12 points for PC (11-1). Dixon 56, Princeton 23: Zoe Mead led the Tigresses in defeat

Wrestling

PHS’ Garrett Duffins fires over the top of the Ottawa defense in Tuesday’s game at Kingman Gym in Ottawa. He scored 24 points in the Tigers’ 61-52 loss.

At Princeton: The host Princeton Tigers dropped two wrestling meets at Prouty Gym Tuesday, falling to Morris 65-15 and Knoxville 42-39. The Tigers gained a 24-0 lead throughout the first four weight classes starting at 195. Dominck Biggs (195) and Vlad Stephanov (285) both received forfeit wins with Chaz Williams (0:23 at 220) and Tyler Wood (2:45 at 106) winning by pinfall. Other PHS winners were Luke Marselle, by 4:51 fall at 120, Austin Wetsel with a 4-0 win at 126 and Drew Carpenter (132) by forfeit. Marselle (3:23 fall) and Wetsel (5:34 fall) came back with wins vs. Morris, joined in the winner’s circle by Casey Pierre, who won by fall at 182.

at Dixon Tuesday with nine points, seven in the first quarter. Indian Creek 64, LaMoille/Ohio 44: Coach Dick Gross said his Lady Lions looked tired in Monday’s Little Ten Conference defeat. Elizabeth Geuther marked her birthday with a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Shiela Browning led the

At Ladd Lanes: Kaitlyn Padgett rolled a 677 high series to lead host Hall (3,180) to victory over Mendota (2,704) Monday. Also for Hall, Clarissa Gerrard had a 599, Olivia Bergagna a 547 and Heidi Nielsen a 465, Becca Schmidt a 459 and Nicole Whitten a 433.

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Scoreboard

(Duffin 3, Vaccaro 3). OTTAWA (7-1): Johnson 3-9 (0-2) 1-2 7, Donovan 1-2 1-1 3, Rombach 1-4 (0-1) 0-0 2, Gassman 5-6 (2-2) 3-5 15, Stokes 5-8 (2-3) 0-0 12, Carroll 4-11 (0-6) 3-4 11, Hill 3-9 2-3 9, Parks 0-0 0-0 0, Long 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 23-51 (5-16) 10-15 61. Fouls: 15, Rebounds: 32 (Stokes 8, Carroll 8). Sophs: Princeton 63, Ottawwa 47 PHS: Kuhne 5, Wedekind 6, Reinhardt 24, Bates 3, Smith 2, Poorman 2, Jilderda 4, Behrends 9, Salazar 4.

Basketball

Junior high boys At Princeton

7th grade: Spring Valley JFK 34, Princeton Logan 20. Logan (1-11, 0-7): Robbins 6, Tatum 4, Murfin 3, Tate 3. JFK: Mautino 9, DeAngelo 8, Resetich 5. 8th grade: Princeton Logan 44, JFK 22. Logan (13-1, 7-0): Nave 19 Allen 8, Herr 6, Reinhardt 5, Parry 4, Schenck 2. JFK: Vanaman 10, Castalan 2, Duven 2. High school girls

At Shabbona

Indian Creek 64, LaMoille/Ohio 44 L/O: Browning 5 (1) 4-5 15, V. Martinez 1 1-2 3, S. Martinez 2 (1) 2-2 7, Hughes 1 0-1 2, Geutner 5 3-6 13, Bennett 0 0-0 0, Conners 2 0-0 4. Totals: 16 (2) 10-16 44. Rebounds: Geuther 13. At St. Bede

Marquette 13 17 5 7 - 42 St. Bede 12 9 6 12 - 39 SBA: Gillan 1 0-0 2, Sickley 4 0-2 8, Miranda 4 (3) 0-0 11, Thompson 0 1-2 1, Carus 0 0-0 0, Bima 2 1-2 5, Mauck 4 (3) 1-2 12. Totals: 15 (6) 3-8 39. Fouls: 9. Sophs: Marquette 25-20. SBA: Postula 6, Pohar 6. Lady Bruins Classic at St. Bede

Green Pool: Mendota, Kewanee, IVC, Henry, Eureka. White Pool: Fieldcrest, Seneca, St. Bede, LaMoille, Princeton. Saturday: Kewanee vs. IVC, 9 a.m.; Seneca vs. St. Bede, 10:30 a.m.; Mendota vs. Henry, noon; Fieldcrest vs. LaMoille, 1:30 p.m.; Eureka vs. Kewanee, 3 p.m., Princeton vs. Seneca, 4:30 p.m.; IVC vs. Mendota, 6 p.m.; St. Bede vs. Fieldcrest, 7:30 p.m. Monday: Henry vs. Eureka, 11 a.m., Mendota vs. Kewanee, 12:30 p.m.; LaMoille vs. Princeton, 2 p.m.; IVC vs. Henry, 3:30

From Page 9 coached for 15 years including stints at Loyola and Notre Dame. He compiled a record of 87-45 at Chicago’s Gordon Tech. In a press release submitted by Augustana College, where his son, Grey, is head men’s basketball coach, Giovanine said, “I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition. The tangible measure for success in coaching is wins and losses. More importantly, however, were the hearts and minds of young men that I tried to develop to be better people, husbands and fathers after they graduated. You can instill a work ethic and attention to detail that prepares a young man for life.” Chips was simply an outstanding coach, his teams known for their winning ways. But, what I most admire

Ohlson

From Page 9 Rivers Conference championship in 2008. Overall, Ohlson’s Storm posted a 32-27 record in six years, finishing 3-6 this fall. He also served as head girls basketball coach for nine years and last spring resumed his duties as weight coach for the track and field squad. “I enjoyed coaching. I

about Chips is his genuine love for the game and teaching youth how to play. I’ve seen him work meticulously at summer camps with aspiring players on the proper mechanics for shooting. I like to call him the Shot Doctor. This is what lifetime achievement is really all about, keeping the game alive in others. Today’s campers along with his former players from years alike continue to benefit from Chips’ lifetime achievement in basketball and the game of life. • Wanted to give a shootout to two of my favorite athletes I’ve covered in these BCR Sports pages for their upcoming nuptials. Good luck Scott Roseberg and Gwen Holmes of Princeton. Couldn’t think of a better match. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at khieronymus@ bcrnews.com loved coaching football. I’ve coached a lot of things in my time. But now I guess I get to coach coaches on a fulltime basis,” he said. “It’s time to move on to another chapter in my life.” Ohlson said he assumes he’ll be involved in the hiring process of his successor. He told his assistants his plans to step down, but said he is unaware of any interest on staff for the job at this time.

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Other area scores

Henry 72, Annawan 56 L-P 61, Plainfield Central 60

At Dixon

Princeton 7 6 4 6 - 23 Dixon 16 18 16 6 - 56 PRINCETON: Barajas 1 1-2 3, Farrell 0 0-0 0, VanDenBussche 0 0-0 0, Strom 0 0-0 0, Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Sims 0 0-0 0, Mead 3 3-4 9, Schmidt 2 0-1 4, Hughes 1 0-0 2, Frank 0 0-0 0, Clark 1 (1) 2-5 5. Totals: 8 (1) 6-12 23. DIXON (7-4): M. Provo 5 2-2 12, Bailey 6 (2) 3-5 17, Bushman 2 0-0 4, Sohn 1 0-0 2, Hartle 3 1-2 7, Smith 5 0-0 10, Dewey 1 0-0 2, Shiaras 1 0-1 2. Totals: 24 (2) 6-10 56.

Bowling

Hieronymus

Colmone Classic at Hall

Shaw Media Service photo/ Phil Marruffo

Princeton’s Danielle Hughes can almost taste the basket in Tuesday’s game at Dixon. p.m.; Fieldcrest vs. Seneca, 5 p.m.; St. Bede vs. LaMoille, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27: Princeton vs. St. Bede, 11 a.m., Eureka vs. IVC, 12:30 p.m.; vs. Kewanee vs. Henry, 2 p.m.; Seneca vs. LaMoille, 3:30 p.m.; Fieldcrest vs. Princeton, 5 p.m.; Mendota vs. Eureka, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28: 9th place, 11 a.m. 7th place, 12:30 p.m. 5th place, 2 p.m. 3rd place, 3:30 p.m. Title, 5 p.m. High school boys At Ottawa

Princeton 9 20 12 11 — 52 Ottawa 16 14 14 17 — 61 PRINCETON (2-6): Friel 0-1 0-0 0, Duffin 6-10 12-13 24, Vaccaro 6-12 (1-2) 2-2 15, Schmidt 1-3 (1-1) 0-0 3, Andersen 2-3 0-0 4, Hicks 1-7 (0-1) 0-0 2, Duffy 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 17-41 (2-5) 16-17 52. Rebounds: 17 (Duffin 5) Turnovers: 14. Assists: 7 (Vaccaro 2, Duffy 2). Steals: 9

Mendota 15 22 18 17 - 72 St. Bede 15 14 18 12 - 59 Mendota: Carroll 7 (1) 2-4 17, Prescott 2 (1) 2-2 7, Phalen 1 0-0 2, Reeder 10 (2) 4-4 26, Keene 0 0-3 0, DeLong 1 0-0 2, Rod 2 (1) 3-3 8, Bowne 5 0-0 10. Totals: 28 (5) 11-16 72. Fouls: 16. St. Bede: Pyszka 3 3-6 9, Smudzinski 1 (1) 0-0 4, Shaw 2 1-2 5, Brady 4 0-0 8, Dudek 0 0-0 0, Olson 7 (2) 4-4 20, Halm 5 (1) 3-4 14. Totals: 22 (4) 11-16 59. Fouls: 16. Hall 10 19 18 26 - 73 Quest Academy 11 12 13 20 - 55 Hall: Hill 0 1-4 1, Venegas 1 0-4 2, Gaeta 3 1-1 7, Trevier 2 0-0 4, Aimone 8 3-5 19, Fuentes 1 0-0 2, Urbanski 2 0-0 4, Pullam 0 2-2 2, Schmitt 1 4-6 6, Villareal 8 (1) 1-4 18, Barroso 3 2-2 8. Totals: 29 (1) 14-28 73. Fouls: 16. Hall JV 5 15 16 - 46 St. Bede 11 16 13 17 - 57 Hall JV: Pullam 8 (1) 1-1 18, Krolak 0 3-6 3, Bernardoni 2 1-2 5, Merkel 3 (2) 1-2 9, Einhaus 3 (1) 0-1 7, Puente 1 0-0 2, Ballerini 0 2-4 2. Totals 21 (4) 8-16 46. Fouls: 19. St. Bede: Pyszka 1 1-1 3, Smudzinski 2 1-2 5, Shaw 0 3-6 3, Brady 3 8-9 14, Dudek 0 1-2 1, Olson 4 (1) 8-10 17, Halm 6 2-2 14. Totals: 17 (1) 24-32 57. Fouls: 13. Mendota 11 17 18 20 - 66 BV 16 11 16 12- 55 Mendota (7-2): Carroll 11 7-14 29, Prescott 3 (1) 3-5 10, Phalen 1 0-0 2, Reeder 3 4-4 10, DeLong 1 0-0 2, Rod 4 1-2 9. Totals: 26 (1) 15-27 66. Fouls: 20. BUREAU VALLEY: Johnson 1 0-2 2, Johnston 6 5-7 17, Shipp 0 2-2 2, Neuhalfen 8 (1) 3-5 20, Balensiefen 1 0-0 2, Young 2 1-1 5, Mead 2 0-2 4, Miller 0 3-4 3. Totals: 21 (1) 14-23 55. Fouls: 19 (Mead 5).

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12 NASCAR 12 • Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Legendary No. 3 to return with Austin Dillon at the wheel David Pearson, Junior Johnson, the late Buck Baker and the late Dale Earnhardt all have something in common besides being members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. They all won races in the NASCAR division now known as Sprint Cup in a car numbered 3. Four other members of the Hall — Tim Flock, Cotton Owens, Fireball Roberts and Cale Yarborough — also drove cars numbered 3 in NASCAR’s elite division. All told, the No. 3 has had 73 different drivers since Bill Snowden made the debut run, finishing fifth at Occoneechee Speedway in Hillsboro, N.C., back in 1949. Fittingly, it was the third race ever for the circuit now known as Sprint Cup. Legendary driver Dick Rathmann got the firstever win for No. 3 at Oakland, Calif., in 1954. He wound up winning a total of three, with victories at North Wilkesboro, N.C., and at Santa Fe Speedway in Willow Springs, Ill. They were his final three NASCAR victories. David Pearson got the first of his 105 Cup victories in a No. 3 Pontiac owned by Ray Fox, and Junior Johnson won nine times in cars numbered 3. But since the start of the 1976 season, the No. 3 has belonged to Richard Childress, who drove the car himself until midway through the 1981 season when Earn-

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Richard Childress, right, announces Austin Dillon’s move to the No. 3 Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series. hardt took the wheel for the final 11 races. Earnhardt left to drive for Bud Moore at the end of that season, and Ricky Rudd took over in 1982 and delivered Childress’ No. 3 its first win at Riverside, Calif., in 1983. Earnhardt returned to Childress and the No. 3 for the start of the 1984 season, and got the first of his 67 wins in the car at Talladega in the 19th race of that season. He had won six championships in the No. 3, plus another for Rod Osterlund in a No. 2 Chevro-

let, before he died in a crash in the 2001 Daytona 500. Earnhardt’s final victory in the No. 3, at Talladega in the fall of 2000, gave that car 97 career Cup victories, which is third behind the No. 11, with 203 wins, and the No. 43, with 198. Since Earnhardt’s death, the No. 3 has not been used in Cup, but it will return next season with Childress’ older grandson, Austin Dillon, driving. Dillon has used the No. 3, with the same shape of the

number as his grandfather and Earnhardt used, since he began racing. It was on his dirt Late Model cars as well as the truck he drove to a Camping World Truck Series championship in 2011 and the Nationwide Series car he drove to a title this year. The move, officially announced last week, has been common knowledge in NASCAR circles for months, and there has been little adverse reaction to Dillon using the car number most associated with the wildly pop-

ular Earnhardt. Most fans and insiders in the sport figured all along that the only appropriate candidates to bring back the No. 3 would be a member of either the Earnhardt or Childress family, and Dillon fits that bill. Since the earliest races of Dillon’s career, there’s been speculation that one day he’d drive in Cup in a car numbered just like the ones his grandfather and Earnhardt drove. And from the beginning, Childress indicated that he’d be in favor of it.

When Dillon made his Super Late Model debut at a dirt track in Madison, N.C., years ago, Childress was asked about the number. “I think it has to be a special deal to bring back the No. 3,” he said that night as he watched the youngster power his way around the clay oval. “And to me, this is a special deal.” Dale Earnhardt Jr. also has expressed support for Dillon and the No. 3 for years. And as one who is known for his great appreciation of the history of the sport, he understands better than most what car numbers mean in the entire history of NASCAR. “The number is more of a bank that you just deposit history into,” Earnhardt Jr. once said. “It doesn’t really belong to any individual.” For his rookie Cup campaign, Dillon will have veteran crew chief Gil Martin, who most recently worked with Kevin Harvick at Richard Childress Racing. Sponsorship will come from Dow and General Mills. Dillon said he’s ready for the challenges that come with racing in Cup and is proud to be making the move. “To get the opportunity to race in the Sprint Cup Series doesn’t come around very often,” he said. “To be able to compete in Cup and race for wins and championships is going to be awesome. “I’m going to give it my all every time out.”

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The new operating rooms at St. Margaret’s Hospital have been enlarged to accommodate new technology and are part of the hospital’s $11 million construction project that will also include increasing the size of the procedure rooms in the Colon and Esophagael Cancer Prevention Center and increasing the pre- and post-operative bays in the outpatient surgery department. Photo contributed

St. Margaret’s getting $11 million update By Lyle Ganther lganther@bcrnews.com

SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley is undergoing an $11 million construction project. The project has been split up into three phases. The first phase, completed in June, took 18 months to enlarge the operating suite to improve patient flow through the department, said Tammy Pienta, RN, director of the hospital’s Surgical Services. “We needed larger operating rooms to accommodate the new technology,” she added. The second phase consists of a Colon and Esophagael Cancer Prevention Center that will be finished in 2014. “St. Margaret’s is the only hospital in a 60-mile radius that provides the HALO procedure, a new ablation treatment that can prevent esophageal cancer from developing in those patients who

have experience gastroesophageal reflux disease,” said Linda Burt, vice president of the hospital’s Marketing and Community Services. The second phase includes increasing the size of the procedure rooms in the Colon and Esophagael Cancer Prevention Center. This phase will also include increasing the number of pre- and post-op bays. The third phase, due to be done in early 2015, will also expand the preand post-operative bays in the outpatient surgery department. This will allow for increased patient privacy and improved patient throughput. This will accommodate the increase of outpatient procedures the hospital has experienced in recent years, reported Pienta and Burt. All phases of the project has included redesigning the hospital’s current space through demolition of existing structures and rebuilding each area to

create better workflow, increase patient privacy and accommodate new technology, said Pienta, who has worked 26 years at St. Margaret’s Hospital. “As technology changes how we deliver treatment, we will continue to see a rise in care being provided in the outpatient setting,” said Burt. “This project is a testimonial to St. Margaret’s responding to the everchanging needs of our communities and the shift of healthcare from inpatient to outpatient.” Tax-deductible gifts to St. Margaret’s Hospital Foundation to assist with this latest expansion project can be made. Donations of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged on the hospital’s Wall of Honor. St. Margaret’s Hospital was founded in November of 1903 by seven sisters from the Sisters of Mary of Presentation, a group of nuns expelled from France by an antireligious movement.

“Throughout the past 110 years, St. Margaret’s Health, in union with the Sisters of Mary of Presentation, has been serving joyfully the people of the Illinois Valley,” reported Burt. “The hospital is committed to the values of Catholic health care in caring for the needs of our patients and their families, the community and one another.” Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

mental health professional. The candidates must be nominated by a supervisor and approved Halberg by the IEHA. K a y l e e graduated from Illinois State University in May 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Health. After serving an intern-

ship with the Bureau County Health Department in Princeton, she has served as sanitarian for Marshall and northern Peoria counties where she inspects and handles nuisance complaints for all establishments that sell food or beverages, issues permits and inspects water wells and private septic systems and does West Nile Virus surveillance.

SPRING VALLEY — Prairieland Home Care, 409 E. Second St., Spring Valley was recently named to the Top 500 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite recognition of the topperforming home health agencies in the United States. Prairieland has been serving the Illinois Valley since 1985. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the Top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the Top 100 and Top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,969 agencies considered, 2,496 are elite.

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the independent newsletter, Home Health Line. “The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success is a tribute that managing healthcare data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements,” said Mary Oakes, senior vice president of post-acute at National Research Corporation. Connie Banks, Prairieland Home Care clinical director, said, “This award confirms the quality of the work of our staff that results from their sincere commitment to the mission and values of Prairieland Home Care. This recognition is their achievement.”

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Food service course offered MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered at the Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Conference Room C, Mendota, on Friday and Saturday, running from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both

days. A test is at 4 p.m. Saturday. This is a stateapproved 15-hour course for the Illinois Food Safety Certification. All food service facilities are required to have certified managers. Persons who just need

to renew their current certification can attend one day of either session for the first five hours. For more information or to obtain registration forms, call David K. Williams at 815-564-5603 or email him at williamsclasses@gmail.com.

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Fundraiser proceeds donated Every year in November, the entire staff and guests of the AmericInn in Princeton have a fundraiser generally for the troops, but this year it was for children. Samantha Thompson, assistant general manager, presents a $400 check to Janet Becker of Bright Beginnings Preschool.

Morris receives national award PRINCETON — Country Financial Representative Michael Morris of Princeton received the Multiline Quality Award (MQA) for helping clients achieve financial security. The MQA is presented annually by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). The award recognizes financial representatives who are dedicated to clients, adhere to

the NAIFA code of ethics and pursue ongoing education efforts. Morris serves clients from his office at 204 N. Main, Princeton. The office phone number is 815-872-3333. His second office is at 7417 C State Route 17, Toulon. The office phone number is 309-286-7053. He is affiliated with the NAIFA Illinois Valley AIFA Association.

OGLESBY — Jim Gibson, electronics program coordinator at Illinois Valley Community College, has been appointed to the board of the National Association for Workforce Improvement Gibson (NAWI). In announcing the appointment, NAWI Vice President Laurie Kash said, “One of NAWI’s favorite presenters has agreed to join our ranks.” Gibson and a team of IVCC professors have been giving presentations at NAWI’s annual national conference since 2007. Commenting on his appointment, Gibson described the NAWI conference as “a source of great knowledge and inspiration to me in the past 10 years,” and added: “We have great programs here

“We have great programs here at IVCC and I will love sharing what I know and learning from others on a national stage.” Jim Gibson at IVCC and I will love sharing what I know and learning from others on a national stage.” Gibson will serve as a representative for the upper Midwest region on the board of the organization, which is dedicated to program improvement in career and technical education. In addition to NAWI, Gibson has given numerous presentations at national conferences and has co-authored a number of papers. In 2005, he was named Outstanding Faculty by the National Association

of Industrial Technology (now called the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering). In 2006, a paper he coauthored was named Best Paper by the National Association of Industrial Technology, and a second paper he co-authored was nominated for Best Paper by the American Society for Engineering Education. Both papers focus on IVCC’s Making Industry Meaningful In College (MIMIC) project which teams students in engineering design, electronics, and business to design,

prototype, manufacture, market and sell products. He currently serves as principal investigator on a $560,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop renewable energy technician programs at IVCC. He has served as a co-principal investigator on two previous NSF grants. Gibson spent three weeks this summer in the West African Republic of Ghana teaching programmable logic controls to professors at Tokaradi Polytechnic so they can teach their students and maintain their equipment. In July, he taught a graduate course through Quincy University to area teachers, enabling them to offer renewable energy projects to their students. Gibson, who resides in Hennepin, is a member of the Putnam County School Board.

Global peace movement has LaSalle roots LASALLE — An award given to Carus Corporation’s Chairman Emeritus Blouke Carus sheds light on an interesting bit of local history. The Chicago-based Council for a Parliament for the World’s Religions (CPWR) has presented Carus with a “Living Out The Vision” award. The award honors the former CPWR director’s

commitment to a worldwide movement for peace, which has close ties to LaSalle. The mission Carus of the CPWR is to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious communities. This mission dates back 120 years, to the 1893 Chicago meet-

ing of spiritual leaders from both eastern and western traditions, the first-ever gathering of its kind. Blouke Carus’ grandfather, LaSalle’s Paul Carus, met many of the leaders and gave a speech at the first Parliament entitled “Science as a Religious Revelation.” Moved by the meeting, which he called “the

most noteworthy event of modern times,” Paul Carus dedicated much of his life to advocating peace and understanding among the world’s religions. The author of philosophical and classic texts on world religions, Paul Carus did much of his writing in his home, LaSalle’s historic Hegeler-Carus Mansion.

LegalNotices PUBLIC NOTICE Vegetation Management Activities in Adams, Bond, Brown, Bureau, Cass, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edwards, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, LaSalle, Lawrence, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Mason, Massac, McLean, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Shelby, St. Clair, Tazewell, Washington, White, Williamson, and Woodford Counties, and Nearby Areas Please be advised that Ameren Illinois will perform vegetation management in your area in the near future. Our professional vegetation management specialists will be managing vegetation on transmission rights-of-way that could affect our electric lines. This vegetation management work is necessary to protect the integrity of the electric system and to prevent potential safety hazards. This work might include: aerial or manual trim-

ming, removal of vegetation, mowing, application of environmentally-safe herbicides, and inspections. Interested persons may call the Ameren toll free number 1-800-232-2477 or visit our website at www.ameren.com/transmisson to understand any potential dispute resolution opportunities, processes, rights and/or remedies. Customers and property owners may appeal the particular vegetation work planned on their property by 1) calling the Ameren toll free number mentioned above referencing CODE TMT or 2) accessing the website mentioned above referencing CODE TMT or 3) contacting the Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Services Division at1-800-524-0795. Common addresses of properties affected by the planned vegetation management have been provided to the office of the mayor of any affected municipality and the office of the county board chairman of any affected county. Sincerely, Ameren Illinois Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 19, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS CAUSE NO. 11-TX-1(1): TO THE FOLLOWING NAMED PERSONS (AND IF DECEASED, TO THEIR UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES), AND TO THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND TO ALL INTERESTED DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES THEREOF, INCLUDING AMONG OTHERS BUREAU COUNTY CLERK , BUREAU COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY , ILLINOIS DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY, ILLINOIS PUBLIC AID FIELD CONSULTANT, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, ILLINOIS DEPT OF HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES (PUBLIC AID), ILLINOIS DEPT OF PUBLIC AID, TECH RECOVERY, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL, CITY OF SPRING VALLEY, AND TO OCCUPANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND PARTIES INTERESTED IN THE PARCELS HEREINAFTER NAMED: Parcel Number Owners/Parties Interested Cert Number Street Or Common Address 02-29-351-004 INDIANA PROPERTIES, INC. 201000004 BOLLMAN ST. 03-09-305-022 BLACK , TOM 201000017 3XX RED OAK DR. 07-01-100-010 LEE, CLARENCE E 201000038 23800 2370 AVE N 07-01-100-010 LEE, CLARENCE E. 201000038 23800 2370 AVE N 07-01-100-024 LEE, CLARENCE E 201000039 OFF 2370 AVE N 07-01-100-024 LEE, CLARENCE 201000039 OFF 2370 AVE N 07-01-100-038 LEE, CLARENCE E 201000040 OFF 2370 AVE N 07-01-100-038 LEE ET UX, CLARENCE E. 201000040 OFF 2370 AVE N 08-15-431-002 MICHLIG ENTERPRISES, INC. 201000047 PRINCETON RD. 08-15-431-002 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ATTORNEY GENERAL 201000047 PRINCETON RD. 08-15-431-002 SCHNEIDER, MARK 201000047 PRINCETON RD. 11-30-101-002 SMITH, GARY R. 201000060 NORTH ST. 11-30-101-002 RUSSELL, ENGLISH, SCOMA & BENENKE, P.C. 201000060 NORTH ST.

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Walnut Community Bible Church live nativity scene is this weekend New scene in the nativity story features live camel By Dixie Schroeder news@bcrnews.com

WALNUT — A story that is as old as the ages will be on display at the Walnut Community Bible Church this weekend. The Rev. Eldon Cook of the church noted that it is something that God has put in his heart for he and his congregation to do for the community. “Its a drive through live nativity in our church parking lot,” Cook said. “It is totally free to the public.” On display will be different scenes from the Biblical story of the nativity all acted out by members of the church parish. People will see the wisemen in their travels to the manger with the shepherds and angels out in the field. Then there will be a cave like setting that church members built similar to the traditional barn where Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus will be. People are encouraged to either walk through or drive by each

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The Rev. Eldon Cook of the Walnut Community Bible Church has trained Carmel the camel from Boggio’s Orchard in Granville to take part in the live nativity. scene. Each night there will be at least 14 parishioners who will be playing one hour shifts in each display. Behind the scenes there will be support staff of over 50 members of

the parish that have made treats for each car that comes through as long as they last each night as well as those who have worked to set up the displays according to Cook. “Each car that comes in

will get cups of hot chocolate, baggies of M & Ms and a plate of cookies,” Cook said. The church is also counting on other parishioners that can step in if the weather becomes too much for partici-

pants to handle. Along with the animals that one would expect to see in these settings like cows, donkey and goats is a unique addition this year: Carmel the camel from Boggio’s Orchard in Granville. Cook has been working with Carmel for the past few months getting him ready to participate. He drove back and forth to Granville three to four times a week working with Carmel and hoping to add him to the event.. “I’ve been having him stand by Illinois Route 71, (where Boggios is located) hoping to get him used to the lights and car noises,” Cook said. Cook hopes that those who visit the event will come away with a deeper meaning of Christmas. “We just want people to remember and know about Jesus and why we are really celebrating the season,” he said. “We want this event to be glorifying to God.” The live nativity event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Walnut Community Bible Church parking lot, 125 Jackson St. in Walnut. Signs will be posted for those who need directions to the church. “It is our gift to the community and the area,” Cook said.

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PBC choir presents cantata Mike Luft and Steve Kiser are wisemen, Rebecca Johnson is Mary, Odett Johnson is baby Jesus, Tim Glass is Joseph while Thomas and Matthew Cook are shepherds when the Princeton Bible Church Choir will present its Christmas cantata, “The Gift of Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday and at the 10:15 a.m. worship service on Sunday at the Princeton Bible Church. The 25-voice adult choir will be joined by a children’s choir for a couple of songs, and several soloists and ensembles will be featured as well. The choir will be caroling and taking bags of food to needy families in the community on Monday so those who would like to participate in those gifts are asked to bring along non-perishable food items to the performances to include in the gift bags. BCR photo/Lyle Ganther

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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar Dec. 23 Buda Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Cherry Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall DePue Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Ohio High School Board, 7 p.m., library Ohio Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Spring Valley City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers

Dec. 26 E911, 7 p.m., Emergency Telephone System Boardroom Malden Village Board, 6 p.m., village hall

Auction Calendar Dec. 20 – Bartley-Moran Farm, farmland, 1 p.m., auction held at Presbyterian Church, Princeton, Gorsuch-Hensley Real Estate & Auction Inc., auctioneers. Dec. 28 – Machinery consignment auction, tractors, tillage, combine heads, wagons, trucks, trailers, etc., 9 a.m., 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Dec. 30-Jan. 1 – Three-Day New Year’s holiday estate auction, automobile, furniture, stoneware, primitives, antiques, duck decoys, hunting, firearms, coins, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Center), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers.

Seeking Sources With the holidays approaching, we know the wonderful cooks and bakers in Bureau County will be getting out their recipe boxes to start making menus for their upcoming festivities. We’re hoping you’ll share some of your recipes with our readers. Recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at judyd2313@frontier.com. You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsimon@bcrnews.com. Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. ••• The Bureau County Republican is anxious to see your vacation photos. When you’re packing your suitcase for an upcoming excursion, remember to pack a copy of the BCR too. When you get to your destination, have someone take a photo of you holding the newspaper. It’s always fun if you can stand in front of a landmark or something interesting at your destination. When you get home, email the photo and some information about your trip to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at rroberts@bcrnews.com. Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and where your photo was taken. We’ll be happy to show your friends, family and neighbors where you went on your most recent vacation. Where in the World is the BCR? Hopefully, it’s in your suitcase and ready to go on a fun-filled journey, filled with memory-making moments. ••• The BCR welcomes your story ideas and news tips. If you have an idea for a story, we’d love to hear it. Call 815-875-4461, ext. 229. ••• Has your farm received Centennial or Sesquicentennial Farm designation from the Illinois Department of Agriculture within the last few years? If so, give BCR Staff Writer Donna Barker a call at 815-875-4461, ext. 244. Not many people can trace their roots back so far on the same piece of land, and we enjoy telling your stories.

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What Bureau County United Way dollars go for … Youth Services Bureau A success story: Josh came to Youth Service Bureau (YSB) as a sad 12 year old. His sadness was easily understood. At the age of 10, Josh was a fifth-grader who felt like everyone else. By age 12, his world changed completely. His father was incarcerated for a drug offense. His mom, who had never worked before, seemed now to be at work all the time. They moved from a house in his hometown to an apartment in a nearby town, and he lost his friends. Though he had done well in grade school, he hated junior high. In reaction to his situation, Josh did something many kids do. He skipped school. He spent most of his time alone. His life was empty. He was unsupervised, adrift and in trouble. When Josh’s problem became evident at school, the guidance counselor made a referral to YSB. Within days, a YSB counselor visited Josh and his mother at home and consulted with the school. With Josh and his mother’s help, she soon formed a plan for Josh to become the kind of kid he wanted to be. The counselor didn’t start with truancy. She focused on what Josh wanted and needed to achieve his goals. As much as Josh wanted to avoid school, he was honest in saying he wanted to be successful there. The counselor involved Josh’s mom in her visits. Their family had problems, but

she focused on their strengths. Josh needed to know what he could count on from his mom and what he couldn’t. Josh’s mom realized she could help by being more consistent as a parent, setting clear expectations and providing consequences when Josh didn’t comply. Many weeks were rocky, but soon the good weeks outpaced the difficult ones. There was marked improvement in Josh’s school attendance and his grades. He began to feel and appear to others more like the regular kid everyone remembered. The help our agency provides is not always exceptional. It is genuine caring coupled with a structured and professional approach. YSB’s mission is to help children and their families succeed, and we carry out that mission in a variety of ways. Josh and his mom are just one example of the many children and families we help by restoring hope. Call the Bureau County United Way at 815-8720821 for information on how you can lend a helping hand to those in need in Bureau County. Goal Pledged $120,000.00 $41,025.10

Travel tips to reduce stress this holiday season (BPT) — Traveling over the holidays to visit family can be a bit stressful. As you travel during this time of year, consider the following tips to help you reduce your stress and better enjoy the time spent with family while away from home. • Pack flexibly — Family schedules can change quickly when large groups come together. You may discover yourself needing to dress for an evening out to attend your granddaughter’s school concert, or in need of warm and comfy walking shoes for an evening of Christmas caroling. These plans may not be finalized until you arrive, so pack your suitcase with multi-purpose clothing. For example, a pair of black slacks can easily be dressed up, or dressed down, depending on the look you need. Also throw in a pair of comfortable walking shoes and a pair of dressier shoes to create different looks. • Stay smart — Whether you’re on the road, or there just isn’t space at your family member’s home, or you simply want a comfortable bed with quiet surroundings for a good night of sleep, many times you’ll need to find hotel accommodations during the holidays. • Take time for yourself — While it’s great to reunite with family over the holidays, coordinating with a big group can be overwhelming at times. When you

stay at a hotel, you can find ways to take time for yourself, or with another member of the family. Consider inviting your daughter out for a lunch away from the crowd. Or settle into a comfy chair to watch a college football game. Or you can work off some of those holiday calories in the fully equipped fitness center. Just be sure to take time away from the crowd so you can recharge and enjoy spending the holiday with family. • Find the hidden treasures in the community — Every neighborhood and community has hidden treasures that would be fun to explore with your family. Maybe

it’s driving around the town looking at the holiday lights and decorations. Or someone recommends a local cafe that serves the best hot chocolate and pie. Or a bookstore with ornate architecture and hard-to-find used books. Make the effort to really visit the community where your loved ones live, and learn more about those fun and unique places that you’ll want to visit again during future holiday gatherings. With these travel tips, you can enjoy your holidays with family away from home. So sit back, grab another holiday treat and enjoy the stories being shared by your loved ones.


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All about you Anniversaries 65th Mr. and Mrs. Billy Waterhouse of Princeton, Dec. 12. 35th Mr. and Mrs. James “LaVerne” Schultz of Ohio, Ill., Dec. 10.

Birthdays Dec. 19 • Melissa Eggers • Ann Hansen • Austin Peach • Carly Jo Wiggim • Zackary Wiggim • Daedra Ackerman Dec. 20 • Judy Harris • Cody Lohman • Norman D. Tyne • Zabrina Karns • Michele Munoz • Jody Hildebrand • Eddy Notschaele Dec. 21 • Dick DeBord • Carol Caldera • Bethany Ganther • Jeff Burcham • Rose Nelson • Owen Geiger

Dec. 22 • Pam Bickett • Julie Yepsen • Blake Janssen • Abelino Nunez Dec. 23 • Kris Hansen • Sandie Philippe • Kathy Morman • Sarah Maxwell • Jami Frasure • Taylor Carlson • Elaine Livey Dec. 24 • Carol Fisher • Joanne Swan • Bernie Skibinski • Jessica Browka Dec. 25 • Kristal Bray • Laura Dombroski • Mildred Nanni

Births Davis — Ken and Lindsay (Hall) Davis of Princeton, daughter, Dec. 6. Koch — Derek and Leah (Kramer) Koch of Galesburg, son, Dec. 3.

Death Notices Barth — William “Bill” Joseph Barth, 49, of Amana, Iowa, Dec. 11. Billings — Eugene Billings, 64, of Sheffield, Dec. 11. Bochtler — James Bochtler, 55, of Spring Valley, Dec. 12. Browning — Glenn L. Browning, 99, of Princeton, Dec. 6. Dumney — William Dumney, 75, of Walnut, Dec. 13. Gibbons — Richard “Dick” Leeroy Gibbons, 87, of Princeton, Dec. 11. Haurberg — Brooke Haurberg, 69, of Walnut, Dec. 12. Joos — Robert D. Joos, 64, of Buda, Dec. 14. Loscher — Frances M. Loscher, 98, of Henry, Dec. 14. McCalmont — James David McCalmont, 91, of Naples, Fla., Dec. 9. Staton — Mary Staton, 79, of Princeton, Dec. 13. Swingel — Ronald “Zum” Swingel, 83, of Ladd, Dec. 13. Wagner — Harper Marie Wagner, 21 days old, of Misawa, Japan, Nov. 22. Whipple — Merle Eugene Whipple Jr., 65, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Buda, Dec. 3. Zinke — Gerald W. Zinke, 72, of Mendota, Dec. 10.

Bottle and a Brush PRINCETON — The Princeton Arts Academy will host a bottle and brush event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in the downtown banquet centre at Fitzgeralds. Participants will paint with local artists while enjoying wine from Fitzgeralds. To register, visit www. princetonartsacademy.com.

Breastfeeding support SPRING VALLEY — La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 in Spring Valley. This monthly group helps mothers gain knowledge and support from other breastfeeding moms. December’s discussion will revolve around, but is not limited to, “Nutrition and Weaning.” Expecting moms are encouraged to attend, as well as new and experienced moms. For more information, call 815-8943303 or email ivlllgroup@gmail.com.

Bluegrass jam PRINCETON — A bluegrass, gospel and country music jam will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the First Lutheran Church at 116 N. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Jams will continue the third Friday of each month. Players and listeners are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks available. For more information, call 815-875-2057.

New Year’s Eve dance PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will hold a New Year’s Eve dance, let the good times roll, from 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1. The Generics Goodies Band will perform. There is a $10 cover charge per person. RSVP by Saturday, Dec. 21 by calling 815-879-5261 or 815-8752547. There will be snacks and party favors.

Calendar First day hike UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will hold an America’s State Park’s First Day Hike at 1 p.m. Jan. 1. The hike will start at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, and the hike is free.

Red Nite Out PRINCETON — The American Red Cross will host the Red Nite Out Auction and Dance at Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Ye Olde Underground Inn, South Sixth Street, Princeton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Two Twelve. Tickets can be purchased at Sullivan’s Grocery Store, Spring Valley City Bank, Central Bank in Princeton, Princeton Chamber of Commerce and Citizens First State Bank of Walnut.

Wild West Casino Fest DIXON — The Sauk Valley College Foundation will host a Wild West Casino Fest from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the college. The college will transform into a night of wild west fun including a chuck wagon, mini-slot corral, saloons, gold mine and jail. Western attire is encouraged. There will be casino-style games where guests will earn chips for an opportunity to win prizes later in the evening. There will be a silent auction. Tickets are $35 per person and include $50 in chips, a light cowboy buffet and dessert and two drink tickets. Event is only for people 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at svcc.edu, by calling 815-835-6345 or at the door.

Winter Wilderness Weekend UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will offer guided hikes to see the ice falls around the park at 9

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Trivia night SENICA — Waltham Elementary School will hold a trivia, Jimmy Buffett Night Saturday, Jan. 25 at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Raffle items include a 50-inch TV, Surface tablet and an iPad mini. There will be a 50/50, silent auction, booze raffle and more. Food concessions and a cash bar will be available. Dress in your favorite Jimmy Buffet attire. To reserve a table of six to 10 players, contact Amy Weber at 815-3434436 or weber.amy@hotmail.com. The cost is $10 per player.

Eagle watching UTICA — The Illinois Audubon Society will sponsor live eagle viewing from the top of Starved Rock Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26. There will be bird of prey shows and facility activities at the Starved Rock Lodge and at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center.

Legacy Girls in concert LADD — The Legacy Girls will perform in concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the Ladd Grade School Gymnasium sponsored by the Ladd 125th Celebration. The Legacy Girls perform a selection of music made famous by the Andrew Sisters and other during that time. Tickets are $10 purchased ahead of time and $12 purchased at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sandy Galetti at 815-894-2954. Proceeds will benefit the 2015 Ladd 125th Celebration.

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Library Corner a Christmas story hour at 10 a.m. Join librarian Joyce Sondgeroth for stories, snacks and fun. The library has also added many new books to its collection. Stop in and see what’s new. The library will be closed Dec. 24 to Dec. 26. Normal hours will resume at 10 a.m. Dec. 27. The library will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. In the event of weather related closings, an announcement will be posted on the library’s Facebook page and announced on WZOE radio. OHIO — The Ohio Public Library has revamped its Facebook page. Search “Ohio Public Library District” to like the page. Events and new items will be posted to the page. BUDA — On Saturday, Dec. 21, the Mason Memorial Public Library will host a Christmas activity day at 11 a.m. Students in grades kindergarten though eighth grade are invited for crafts, snacks and a story. WALNUT — The Walnut Public Library will be closed Dec. 24 to Dec. 26 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 2. The library will resume normal hours at noon Jan. 3. MINERAL — The Mineral-Gold Public Library will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

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Briefs Benefit concert PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Concert Choir, along with the Vandercook College of Music Choir, will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 19, 2014. Admission to the concert is an at-will donation. The concert is in honor of Cora Peters, a senior at Bureau Valley High School. Cora has been battling Stage 4 Synovial Sarcoma for several years. Recently, she and her family were informed there was nothing more the medical staff could do. All proceeds from the concert will go to Cora and her family. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Sports Senior Spotlight Nate Duffy Name: Nate Duffy. Nickname(s): Natertots, Duff. School: Princeton High School. Date/place of birth: 12/22/95, Princeton. Hometown: Princeton. Family: Deb (mom), Greg (dad), Alec (brother). Sports: Soccer, basketball, baseball/tennis. Favorite sport and why: Soccer; I love the atmosphere and it’s an intense game. Favorite food and where to get it: Alan Special from Los Ranchitos. Likes: Hanging with friends, movies, Mrs. Wright, Coach Bird. Dislikes: John Vaccaro, cold weather, school. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My friends, they’re always pushing me to work harder and taught me the most of what I know. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mom, she always pushes me to suc-

ceed. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: My bros and the Estrada Mobile. Last song I listened to: A mixed CD. People would be surprised to know: I like all types of music. I stay home to watch: White Collar. When I need luck for a big game, I: try to relax and stay focused. The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Tyson Lorenzen; he always has a funny comeback or comment.

Nate Duff’s most unforgettable moment was playing in the sectional soccer final. He says his ultimate sports fantasy would be to play soccer with Messi.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: He was a nice guy. Most embarrassing moment: When my pants fell off in front of the whole class in sixth grade. Most unforgettable moment: Playing in the sectional soccer final. Ultimate sports fantasy: Play soccer with Messi. What I would like to do in life: Be president. Three words that best describe myself: Funny, smart, happy.

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The Bureau Valley South Storm first in conference and defeated DePue 58-29 in the BVEC championship game, finishing 14-2 overall and 8-0 conference. Cheerleaders are (front row, left) Addison Moreland, Alex Geary, Cassidy Olds, Paige Foster and Nicole Wirth. Team members are (second row) Kale Barnett, Tyler Gustafson, Cameron Black, Dalton Cade and Jack Ritter; and (back row) coach Adam Franklin, coach Logan Marquez, Morgan Strader, Corbin Endres, Tim Guerrero, Spencer Marquez, Nate Paup, Trevor Sights, Jacob Wirth, Jarrett Lansing, manager Kurt Bitting, Saige Barnett and coach David Mussche.

The host DePue Spartans took second in the BVEC Tournament, falling to Bureau Valley South 58-29 in the championship game. Team members include Sebastian Arevalo, Camren Barto, Austin Cisco, Ramon Gavina, Bryan Medina, Tony Morales, Eddie Moreno, Rafa Puga, Adonai Sandoval, Rahim Strong, Manny Winfert, Ivan Moreno, Eric Perez, Jonny Raya, Austin Torri, Marcus Winfert and coaches Joshua Johnson and Angela Richards.

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The Ladd Indians finished fourth in the BVEC basketball tournament. Team members are (front row) Ethan Cattani, Conner Ripka, Austen Biskie, Ethan Borelli and Ben Morrow; and (back row) Hannah Bernardoni, coach Joe Bezely, Ashley Erwin, Camden McDonald, Eric Cissell, Matthew Dunseth, coach Kim Jalley, Erin Biccochi and Ava Cattani.

LaMoille defeated Ladd 39-30 to claim third place in the BVEC Tournament. Team members are (front row) Dominic Moore, Clay Sundberg, Nick Bennett, Ryan Schultz; and (back row) head coach Matt Krug, Tyler Perry, Thomas Molln, Austin Lundquist, Kyle Hunter, Caleb Sarff, Trevor Perry, Will Flanagan , Austin Walker and assistant coach Blair Bickett.

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Box 148, Morris, IL 60450 • 815-942-0594 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 @ 1 PM tank; *2010 Friezen 240 conveyor seed tender; *1991 Timber Wolf 4 place Seller: Bartley-Moran Farm deck saver enclosed snowmobile trailer, v nose w/ramp; sTerling land coMpany & Sale Site: Presbyterian Church, Princeville, IL IT’S ALL TILLABLE! PLANTERS AND DRILLS aucTioneer gordon sTade *Kinze RF2030 Planter, rear fold, insecticide, monitor; *JD7100 6R30 Details at our website: IN ASSOCIATION WITH... planter, 3 pt, No-Til coulters and managers; *Van Brunt 10’ grain drill, www.sterlinglandcompany.com double disc, very nice; James Anderson/Real Estate Broker 815-718-1878 For a full color brochure, please contact: AUGERS Monte Van Kooten/Manag. Broker 815-718-2244 *10” x 32’ Mayrath PTO auger, *Mayrath 61’ x 8” swing-away Auger; Doug Hensley @ 309.647.8811 or visit www.gorsuch-hensley.com Gordon Stade Broker/Auctioneer 847-514-2853 *Mayrath 52’ x 8” PTO auger; —1050 N. 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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 ANTIQUE, PRIMITIVE & COLLECTIBLE FURNITURE: Lg. Ornate Glass Door Cabinet, Mission Style Armoire, 2 Sm. Stickley One Drawer Tables, Pedestal Fern Stands & Other Antique Pieces; Many Old Quality Primitive Cabinets, Benches & Trunks; Antique Pool Cue Holder & Counting Beads; Collectible Furniture Including King Size Bed, Fridge, Coffee & End Tables & More! ANTIQUES: Many Nice Antique Clocks; Many Contemp. Design Stained Glass Lamps and Kerosene Lamps; Pottery Including Roseville; Figurines; Royal Doulton; Lladro; Staffordshire Dogs; Candlewick, Art Glass, China Including Haviland, Noritake & B&W Spode; Metal Statues; Sterling Silver including Candle Holders, S&P and Various Flatware Pieces; Cruet Sets; Fine Glassware Including Cut Glass, Carnival Glass, Stoneware, Crock Bowls, Rolling Pins, Antique Sterio Cards, Many B&W Oriental Pieces, Collection of Ornamental Canes; Several Nice Nativity Sets Including Porcelain LADIES ITEMS: Jewelry Including: Many Fine Diamond Rings, Necklace and Bracelet, Costume & Sterling Silver Jewelry ,Many Nice Linens, Aprons, Doilies, Buttons, Purses, Dresser Sets & Perfume Bottles, LG. OLD ANTIQUE PAINTINGS & PICTURES/FRAMES: Many Religious & Old Framed Paintings and Pictures, Framed Custer Last Stand Picture PLEASE NOTE: This is a Very Large Quality Estate Three Day Auction! Please See Website for Full Listing, Photos& Absentee On-Line Bidding!!!

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59.63 Acres MOL by Sealed bid Approximately 37 tillable acres improved with several old outbuildings SECTION 24 Hall Twp., Bureau COUNTY, IL

FrIDAy, JANUAry 24Th, 2014 AT 11:00 A.M.

Sealed bid opening to be held at McConville realty & Auctioneering, 129 W. railroad St., Earlville, IL Bids can be mailed or delivered to McConville Realty & Auctioneering P.O. Box 9, Earlville, IL 60518 DEADLINE TO rECEIVE SEALED BIDS: 5:00 PM THURSDAY, JAN. 23RD, 2014 The property is being sold by sealed bid. The written bid shall state the bidders name, address, phone number & total bid price for total deeded acres (59.63 mol) Directions: From Route 34 to Earlville north on Ottawa St. West on Railroad. LEgAL DESCrIpTION: Part of the East ½ of the Northwest ¼ of Section 24. Full legal to be provided. DIrECTIONS TO FArM: From Rt 6 between Peru & Spring Valley, IL go North on County Rd 3575 E to N1490th Rd. West to farm. Note: Farm is contiguous to the north side of the city of Dalzell and is on the south side of Interstate 80. prEDOMINATE SOILS: Dodge, Catlin, Birbeck, Hennepin, Senachwine, Lawson, Flanagan, Drummer, Virgil, Sable & Lisbon Silt Loams, Silty Clay Loams or Loams. WEIghTED prODUCTIVITy Corn Average on Total Farm 145.7 - on tillable acres 171.5 TENANCy: Tenant on tillable acres only for 2014. Seller to credit buyer at closing for 2014 cash rent. TErMS OF SALE: 1.The successful bidder(s) will be required to pay 10% of the successful bid price on the day of the auction. The balance will be due on or before Feb. 24,2014 when title will be given upon closing. 2. The successful bidder(s) will be required to enter into a contract for sale of Real Estate on the day of auction, which said contract shall embody the terms of sale. 3. Title will be by a Commitment of Title Insurance as issued by a reputable Title Insurance company subject to the usual and customary conditions and exceptions contained in said policies. At the time of final settlement an Owners Policy of Title Insurance licensed in Illinois subject to the exceptions in the amount of the sale price will be furnished to the successful bidder(s). 4. The sale will be subject to the following: (A) General Real Estate Taxes for the year 2013 will be paid by the sellers by giving the purchaser(s) credit based on the 2012 Real Estate Taxes. 2014 Real Estate taxes and all subsequent years to be paid by the buyer. . (B) Building lines, easement, covenants, and restrictions of record. (C) A survey will not be furnished to the purchaser(s). (D) Rights of way for drainage ditches, drain tiles, feeders, and laterals. (E) Easements of record and public utility easements. (F) Rights of public, the State of Illinois, the County of Bureau, and the Municipalities in and to that part of the premises, if being used for highways and roads. 5. The seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 6. For inspection of the property, a copy of the Title Commitment or further information contact the auctioneers. Owners:

CONSTANCE KINg ET AL, TrUSTEES Attorney for Seller: Richard Fiocchi 149 Gooding St., LaSalle, IL • Phone 815-223-6600

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