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‘I’m pretty much done with them’

Storm set to roll into county

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DEPUE — DePue School District is responsible for paying back around $80,000 to cover the misappropriated use of funds from the SIG grant, which was terminated by the state board last year. The cost for the district originally stood around $713,000, but after the state reviewed their audit on the SIG grant usage, the amount dropped to around $80,000. On Wednesday, Superintendent Randy Otto said the costs come from the district using monies from the grant on iPads for eighth-graders and included junior high teachers getting paid extra day stipends. The grant was meant to only be used on educational purposes in the high school. Board member Nickole Barto confirmed the stipends to junior high teachers had originally been approved in a budget sent to the state during the time of the SIG grant. She expressed frustrations with the state making the school board feel like they were “rotten people” for misappropriating the funds. “That’s how they make you feel. Like we stole the money and did horrible things with it. We used it for the students,” she said. As previously reported in the Bureau County Republican, the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) has gotten involved with the district’s dispute to the state board. Last month, Otto discussed how part of the costs the state is demanding falls on the shoulders of the IARSS because the state argued their sheets submitted to document RtI coaches in DePue was not informative enough. On Wednesday, Otto said the IARSS is currently disputing with the state board that their time sheets are not as bad as the state board is saying.

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Bureau County is one of 12 counties in Illinois under a winter storm watch for this weekend. The National Weather Service issued the watch statement on Thursday for an area which includes the Illinois counties of Johnson, Keokuk, Jo Daviess, Lee, Henry, Putnam, Henderson, Warren, Hancock, McDonough and Clark, as well as Bureau. Twenty-two Iowa counties are also included in the winter storm watch.

On Friday, WQAD meteorologist James Zahara said these next few days will be interesting as far as the weather goes. With temperatures just below freezing and leftover moisture still present, the concern for icy spots on untreated roadways were expected on Friday, primarily in Iowa and along the Illinois River. However, another more intense system will barrel its way across the area this weekend, he said. The latest system, coming up from Texas, is expected to arrive this evening, Saturday, and continue through most of Sunday, Zahara said. “So, you have the green light as to any holiday traveling through most of Satur-

day. The wintry combination of sleet and freezing rain will quickly change over to snow heading into the evening hours with areas a bit further east expecting the changeover well before sunrise Sunday,” Zahara said. “Bottom line, extremely hazardous traveling conditions will be a guarantee.” As far as snowfall accumulation, the immediate Quad Cities area could see snow in the 8-inch range, with the eastern counties, including Bureau, expected to receive more in the 1- to 4-inch range, Zahara said.

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An interview with Santa Claus reveals secrets before his Christmas Eve jaunt By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

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Santa Claus, also known in the area as John Costello of Princeton, sat down with the Bureau County Republican to talk about his upcoming journey Christmas Eve, when he will visit boys and girls throughout the world. Though Santa rarely grants interviews, he’s especially fond of Bureau County and the children who live here.

With less than four days left until Christmas, Santa Claus still has a few things to do in final preparation for his annual Christmas Eve trip around the world. Early Tuesday morning, on Christmas Eve day, Santa will have to double-check and triple-check to make sure all Christmas toys and gifts are completed and wrapped. He will take his best red suit out of the closet. He will make sure he and his reindeer have a hearty meal Tuesday evening before heading out on their trip. As always, Santa will also make sure a few midnight snacks are tucked in the sleigh for good measure for him, Rudolph and the other reindeer. And finally, just before midnight on Tuesday, Santa will grab his lengthy list of children’s names and their addresses and the toys they will receive. He will head outside to take his sleigh from the barn and hook up the reindeer to the front of the sleigh. He will make sure Rudolph’s nose is properly shining for the trip. Santa will then give Mrs. Claus a quick kiss before climbing aboard the sleigh and waving good-bye to all the cheering elves. Another record-breaking trip around the world has begun. But before all that happens, Santa Claus took a few minutes Friday from his home in the North Pole to answer some questions from the staff of the Bureau County Republican. BCR: I know it might not be the proper first question, Santa, but how old are you? Also, are you the original Santa or was that your great, great, great, grandfather? Santa: Well, that’s quite a question! I am not really sure how old I am. When I was born, calendars weren’t really very common. We sort of went by the stars and sun and seasons to estimate a year’s passing. And, we never really counted the years. We simply tried to make the most of our time...and still do. It’s a good plan!

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Oh, the hustle and bustle! The clock is winding down fast for all the last minute shoppers out there. With only four shopping days remaining before Christmas, area businesses are busy at work assisting shoppers with their final gift purchases. Pictured is Becky Hall (left) and Savanah Knudsen of Hoffman’s Patterns of the Past in Princeton as they assist customers with gift wrapping needs.

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Auction Calendar 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.

Santa From Page 1 BCR: What time do you leave the North Pole on Christmas Eve to get around the world in one night? Santa: Time is rather odd at the North Pole. As you know, all time zones meet at the top and the bottom of the earth. Where I live, one can cross through all time zones in the blink of an eye! That is a great advantage! As the sun rises, we gather its energy and follow it on our global route! As you

know, the sun makes its way around the earth in just a day. We stay slightly behind and travel in the dark. BCR: How fast does Rudolph and the reindeer have to travel to make the trip? Are there speed limit signs posted in outer space? Santa: I would love to tell you how fast we fly. But alas ... the sleigh’s speedometer broke ages ago. And, I have yet to find a good sleigh mechanic. There are no speed limit signs. There’s nowhere to hang them! BCR: Do the reindeer

take a supper break in the middle of night? Santa: Never! There’s no time for that. We rest before Christmas Eve and after we complete our rounds. BCR: How do you keep the reindeer motivated and in good spirits for making the long trip? Santa: They are inspired by the fact that they are delivering joy to the world! What more could they need! BCR: Do reindeer drink hot chocolate or coffee to keep them awake when they are flying? Santa: No! They are

traditional hay burners. Hay and water and a little grain are enough to make them fly high and long! On occasion, I have been known to sneak them a carrot or apple or sugar cube. BCR: Is Rudolph’s nose still really bright, or has it started to fade a bit as he’s gotten older? Santa: It’s a bright cherry rosy red! Just as bright as the first time I saw him. He’s my beacon! BCR: How do you know your way each year? Do you look for certain landmarks, like

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the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Empire State Building in the United States? Or do you have a GPS?  Santa: After a few hundred trips or so, we pretty much know our way. With eight experienced reindeer, Rudolph and myself, we know our way ... without GPS. BCR: Do you have to wear long-winter underwear to keep warm? Santa: Oh my, Yes! And boots, wool socks, my fur trimmed suit. Plus I put a hot water bottle on the seat! Cozy! BCR: What’s your favorite kind of cookie that you like to get on Christmas Eve? Santa: The ones I find under the tree. They are all delicious! BCR: If not cookies, what would be your next best treat? Santa: I would say anything but venison! BCR: What does Mrs. Claus do while you are gone for the day and night? Has she ever made the trip with you? Santa: She stays in and helps the elves tidy up and clean up. We have a fabulous party as soon as we return. She’s never expressed an interest in joining me on this venture! Also, she starts work for the next Christmas season while we are still out delivering our Christmas packages. Christmas would not be the same without her help. BCR: What’s your Christmas wish for every girl and boy? Santa: Health, happiness and all the love they need. BCR editor’s note: Assisting Santa with this interview was John Costello of Princeton.


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Park district has ‘healthy’ finances By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

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Kinzinger stops at Gateway Congressman Adam Kinzinger made a quick stop in Princeton on Thursday afternoon at the Gateway Services building, where he met up with CEO Jeff Dean. Dean (pictured standing left) led Kinzinger on a tour of the facility, while he discussed the functions and programs available through Gateway.

PHS students are singing their way to honors By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Music Department has gotten some nice state and national recognition during the past few weeks, according to PHS Principal Andy Berlinski. At Wednesday’s meeting of the PHS Board, Berlinski said the PHS Music Department is one of 123 schools nationwide selected as Grammy Signature Schools semi-finalists for the 2013 year. The finalists will be announced in March, and those selected schools will receive a Grammy Award, as well as a monetary grant to benefit the school’s music program. According to the Grammy Signature Schools website, PHS is one of about 15 other Illinois school choirs selected for the honor. The other Illinois choirs were primarily from the Chicago area, as well as DeKalb and Freeport.

Berlinski also announced the PHS Concert Choir is one of only three school choirs chosen to perform at this year’s Illinois Music Educators Association’s (IMEA) annual conference, to be held Jan. 23 in Peoria. This is the first time in the school’s history for this honor. In addition, PHS students Abigail Bickett, Samantha Hult, Anjali Patel and Kelly Schmidt have been selected to perform in the All State Choir at the annual IMEA conference. Only 200 students statewide were selected for the All State Choir and it’s a great honor to have four students from PHS chosen for the choir, he said. Also, PHS senior Lucas Bauer will attend the IMEA conference as one of seven future music educators selected statewide. Also, Bauer will perform at the upcoming multi-state regional music educators conference in the state of Ohio. In a special note, Ber-

linski said the PHS Music Department will present a benefit concert Jan. 19 at the high school, in conjunction with the VanderCook College of Music, to raise money for Cora Peters, a Bureau Valley High School senior who has been battling cancer for four years. “We have a lot of great things going on in our music department,” Berlinski said. “We need to commend our students in the music department as well as Mr. Crawford (PHS music instructor Brandon Crawford) for all their hard work.” In other business at Wednesday’s meeting, Superintendent Kirk Haring presented the 2013 tax levy for board approval. The new levy seeks $5,202,813 in property taxes, payable in 2014. The district’s projected equalized assessed valuation (EAV) is estimated at about $248 million, which represents an increase in order to capture any growth in

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EAV, Haring said. The new tax rate is projected to decrease, down to $2.03, from the current $2.05. The board approved the tax levy as presented. The board also discussed its board goals, on which the board has worked for the past several months. The proposed goals deal with the areas of environment at the school, finances and curriculum. The goals committee, compiled of board members John Young, Colleen Sailer and Haring, will compile the discussions of the past several months into a written document and then present that document to the full board for final approval, hopefully in February. In other business, the board recognized Mollie Bates, Sarah Murray, Alexis Fox, Rebecca Hult, Nick Estelle and Doran Cotter as PHS Students of the Month for December. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

PRINCETON — Finances, past and present, were on the agenda for the recent meeting of the Princeton Park Board. At Monday’s meeting, Elaine Russell, executive director, gave an overview of the recent 44-page audit received by the park district. The combining balance sheet of all funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, were balanced and healthy, Russell said. Those funds include the general, special revenue, debt service, enterprise and internal service funds, which includes the park district’s assets and liabilities. The park district has three long-term liabilities/debts, Russell said. Those include three years remaining on the Peru Street property purchase; 11 years remaining on revenue bonds to complete the Zearing Park expansion project; and the park district’s annual working cash general obligation bonds. The auditors found all information presented by the park district to be complete and accurate. To get a look at the “bigger picture,” Russell also presented a financial snapshot history of the ending balances of the cash on hand fund since 2007, noting major projects, grants or bond actions taken in that particular year. For instance, in 2007, the park district ended the fiscal year with an ending cash on hand balance of $424,182, which was after the $400,000 purchase of 40 acres adjacent to Zearing Park and the $164,240 purchase of the Thompson Street property on the north edge of Zearing Park. The 40-acre purchase was funded in part by an $303,500 state grant, Russell said. In 2009, the park district had a ending cash on hand balance of $2.3 million, which included bond money of $1.8 million for the Zearing Park expansion project. The park district ended the 2013 fiscal year with a cash on hand balance of $965,760. On Tuesday, Russell said

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“The park district uses this question when spending money, ‘Is this a want or a need?’ If we need it, we try our best to put it in the budget. If it something we think we want, it is set on the back burner.”

Elaine Russell the history of “ending cash on hand” is important in the budget planning for each new year. The district is working on a new budget year while in the middle of the current year’s budget. If a budget is planned around the idea of successfully attaining year-end figures, then revenues and expenses must also be maintained, she said. “Spending down can easily be seen by ending cash on hand and is a marker for making change,” Russell said. Looking at the park district’s healthy financial condition, Russell said it has taken the dedication of the board and employees to understand the yearly budget in order for them to bring in the needed revenues and to stay within the limitations determined for expenses. “The park district uses this question when spending money, ‘Is this a want or a need?’ If we need it, we try our best to put it in the budget. If it something we think we want, it is set on the back burner,” Russell said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Ringing for a cause Drew Wilson of the Princeton Optimist Club is among the several thousands of store “bell ringers” all around the country, who face the sometimes harsh winter conditions around the Christmas season in efforts to collect donations for the needy. While Wilson admits he enjoys the work more on warmer days, he said every minute of his shift is worth knowing he is helping support a good cause.

$9.2 million on the way Dixon to get its $$$ share of Crundwell property By Matt Mencarini Sauk Valley Media

DIXON – The check is in the mail, quite literally. Dixon expected to receive a $9.2 million check in the mail Friday, said Mayor Jim Burke. The check, traveling standard mail, according to Burke, is for the city’s share of the proceeds from the sale of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s property.

The U.S. Marshals Service moved that $9.2 million one step closer to Dixon’s bank account when it transferred the money to the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois on Dec. 13, the agency said in a news release Thursday. According to the Marshals Service release: The clerk of court for the Northern District of Illinois then issued the restitution payment to the city. The sale of five properties, a luxury motorhome, more than 400 quarter horses, a jewelry collection, and other personal assets brought in a total of $12.2 million.

After court-ordered claims and expenses, the city will receive $9.2 million in restitution, the release said. Crundwell’s property was sold in December 2012. In addition to the proceeds from the auction, the city was awarded $40 million in an outof-court settlement in September with its former auditors and Fifth Third Bank. The city has already received all its settlement money, Burke said, and the $9.2 million check will be immediately put into an interest bearing account. Burke received a tracking number for the check when it was mailed, he said.

After paying its lawyers $10 million for the settlement, the city received $39.2 million as partial restitution for the nearly $54 million Crundwell stole from the city during two decades. Crundwell is serving a sentence of 19 years, 7 months in a federal prison in Waseca, Minn. In November, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago unanimously affirmed the sentence after it was appealed by her lawyers. She will be at least 77 when she walks out of prison. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Dedication ceremony for War of 1812 vets WYANET — A special dedication at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet is planned for next spring for five War of 1812 veterans buried

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Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau counties has been awarded $1,905 from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to upgrade its lighting to be more energy efficient. In addition, the agency will receive a rebate from Ameren Illinois’ Act on Energy Business Program of almost $1,140. It is estimated this will lead to the agency saving more than $2,200 annually in operating costs. The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation was established in 1999 as an independent foundation with the mission of improving energy efficiency, advancing the development of renewable energy resources, and protecting natural

areas for people in communities all across Illinois. In the past, the Foundation has provided grant funding for other projects in Ottawa including projects completed by the city of Ottawa, Ottawa Elementary School District 141, Ottawa YMCA and Ottawa Friendship Village. Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau counties provides multiple services to children in the area. The center serves about 500 children each year, providing developmental screenings, evaluations and therapy; speech therapy; physical therapy; child care; and preschool services. In addition, the center has an Autism Resource Center that is available to the public.

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hazardous driving conditions. Motorists should remember to reduce their speed, increase following distance, turn on their headlights and not use cell phones while driving. Also, everyone in any vehicle should use a seat belt, Graham said. However, determining if the trip is absolutely necessary is the first step in staying safe during winter driving conditions, he said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

From Page 1 “I don’t expect any more major wobbling with this track as we work our way through this weekend,” Zahara said. “You can certainly put it on the board that this Christmas will definitely be a white one.” Also addressing the weather, Illinois State Police spokesperson Craig Graham said motorists need to be especially careful with the possibility of

DePue From Page 1 Otto expressed his frustrations with how the state board has handled this deal, which has gone on more than a year. He commented on their lack of listening to the district and how they keep bringing up new arguments to justify reasons of the misappropriated funds. “They keep bringing up something new on how

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they have to justify this money rather than admitting they screwed up,” he said. “That’s why I said I’m pretty much done with them.” Otto will travel to Springfield on Jan. 9 for a final meeting with the state board. “This will be the final meeting where we find out how we pay back the $80,000,” he said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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CHERRY — Kathy L. Bosi, 60, of Cherry passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Visitation was held Friday at the Fiocchi Funeral Home in Cherry. A funeral service and burial will be private and at a later date.

John Jensen PRINCETON — John E. Jensen, 69, of Princeton died at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. John was born Feb. 13, 1994, in Princeton to William and Mary Jensen, the third of 10 sons. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1962 where he excelled in football. After graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and completed his basic training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Upon his graduation from basic training, John was named the Platoon Honorman as John the outstanding recruit in his platoon. He Jensen proudly served in the Marines until 1966, and his service included two tours in Vietnam. After completing his service, John returned to Princeton and was employed at Jones and Laughlin (later LTV) Steel in Hennepin as a foreman for 35 years until his retirement. During his tenure at J & L, John and his crew were recognized on a number of occasions for their exemplary performance. For the past several years he has worked at Piehl Motors in Princeton. John had waged a valiant struggle with cancer over the past two years. John is survived by his son, Michael (Connie) Jensen of Great Falls, Mont., and his daughter, Marla Jensen of Princeton, along with grandsons Cade and Lane Jensen of Great Falls, Mont., granddaughter Kirsten Jensen of Great Falls, Mont., and grandson Luke Jensen of Princeton. Also surviving are eight brothers, Bill (Judy), Greg (JoAnn Sheldon) and Larry, all of Princeton, Bob of Chicago, Jim (Teresa) of Plano, Gary (Deb) of Dublin, Ohio, Thomas of Peoria and Steven (Pam) of Machesney Park; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kevin. Once a Marine, always a Marine. John’s life was greatly influenced by his Marine Corps years whether in his neat as a pin apartment, the meticulous care he gave to his vehicles, his daily regimen of push-ups, the freshfrom-the-laundry appearance of his clothing, or his no-nonsense style of leadership. Like a lot of Marines, he thoroughly enjoyed good times with friends sharing stories or a good laugh. Services and a celebration of John’s life will be held at a future date. Cremation has been accorded and burial of his urn will be at a later date. The Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

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SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Police are investigating the shooting of a 22-year-old Ladd male, who had allegedly been involved in a drug deal late Thursday evening. Police issued a press release stating at 12:05 a.m., the male, who has not yet been identified, called 911 from Cleveland Street near Strong Street stating he had been shot. When police arrived on scene they discovered a

Peru drug arrest has ties to Bureau County

PERU —The Peru Police Department has made a “significant” drug arrest reaching into Bureau County. On Thursday, Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei announced the arrest of Curt A. Koehler, 50, of Oglesby, who also has addresses listed in Spring Valley and Ladd. Koehler has been the subject of a lengthy investigation by the Peru narcotics detectives who had Koehler under surveillance, stopped him and arrested him, Bernabei said. The Peru Police Department’s Special Investigations and Enforcement Unit has led the investigation into delivery and possession of heroin in the Illinois Valley area, Bernabei said. Sales of suspected heroin have taken place on multiple occasions during the undercover police operations, as well as suspected heroin being transported from Chicago to the greater Illinois Valley area, he added. The arrest of Koehler is “an arrest that is very significant relating to the distribution and possession of heroin here in the Peru area,” Bernabei said. Koehler was arrested at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Shooting Park Road and Dalzell Road. He was taken to the Peru City Jail on preliminary felony

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On Dec. 3, 2012, the Princeton Police Department responded to a domestic call. It was determined Storm had moved the victim against her will from one room of the residence to another. Storm was originally charged with domestic battery, and the victim thereafter sought an order of protection. After the order of protection was entered on Jan. 10, there was another altercation at the victim’s residence. The victim reported Storm prevented her from entering her residence when she arrived home. Storm was then charged with unlawful restraint and violation of an order of protection for that incident and with another count of unlawful restraint for the Dec. 3, 2012, incident. As a condition of Storm’s bond, he was ordered to be monitored electronically with geographic restrictions.

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PRINCETON — Anthony Alfano, 59, of New Bedford has entered guilty pleas to the Class 4 felony of aggravated Bryan J. Davis, 24, of Princeton was charged with crimdriving under the influence (DUI) and to the Class 4 felinal trespass to residence, disorderly conduct, resisting a ony of driving while license revoked/subsequent offense. peace officer and aggravated assault in the 400 block of On Aug. 13, 2012, Alfano was involved in a crash of an South Anderson Street at 10:42 p.m. Dec. 15. all-terrain vehicle in New Bedford. Based on Alfano’s conAccidents dition and his blood alcohol content obtained during his www.edwardjones.com Alisa M. Hall, 49, of Princeton parked her vehicle in subsequent hospitalization, Alfano was charged with DUI the 200 block of West Central Avenue, and when she and also with the misdemeanor offense of driving while opened her vehicle door, Qunita L. Naffziger, 43, of license revoked. Princeton struck the door of Hall’s vehicle at 3:05 p.m. On May 3, 2012, Alfano was arrested in Walnut for Dec. 12. possessing a concealed weapon, a .22 caliber pistol in his A two-vehicle accident involving Arthur N. Gregory, pocket while walking on a public street in Walnut. He was 58, of Princeton and Mark J. Austin, 61, of Princeton charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons for that occurred in the intersection of Pleasant and Hudson offense. streets at 9:08 a.m. Dec. 14. Gregory was ticketed for On Dec. 4, the felony of driving while license revoked failure to yield at a stop intersection. was charged because Alfano had been previously con-

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drug charges and was expected to be transported later Thursday to the LaSalle County Jail for his first court appearance on Friday. At that time, formal drug charges were expected to be filed by the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s office. During Wednesday’s arrest, authorities seized 27 separate packages of suspected heroin, Bernabei said. This suspected contraband, as well as other contraband previously seized, will be taken to the state laboratory for analysis. Additional charges could be filed later against Koehler. Bernabei commended the work of the detectives involved in this case and all other drug cases in the area. “Our in-house drug unit was formed in January 2011 and in just under three years, they have arrested over 175 individuals on drug charges and arrested over another 250 people on a variety of other criminal charges and on other warrants,” Bernabei said. “We commit that we will continue this aggressive approach to drug enforcement in the Peru area. By this aggressive approach, we are clearly sending a message that drug dealing will not be tolerated in the city of Peru.”

Storm receives three-week jail sentence PRINCETON — A Princeton man has been placed on 30 months probation after pleading guilty to two Class 4 felonies of unlawful restraint and to the Class A misdemeanor of a violation of an order of protection. Eugene A. Storm, 61, entered his guilty pleas on Dec. 11 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. As conditions of the two and one-half year probation sentence, Storm was ordered to serve three weeks in the Bureau County Jail, continue counseling with the Veterans Administration, pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $1,437, and also pay $2,211 for the cost of electronic monitoring. Storm was also required to abide by an existing order of protection and pay a $20 monthly probation fee. This is Storm’s first conviction.

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gunshot wound to the lower back of the male and a grazing wound to his arm. He was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, a press release stated. After further investigation into the incident, police revealed the shooting was a result of the victim’s alleged involvement with an illegal drug transaction. Several individuals have been interviewed, and possible suspects have been identified. The actual location of where the shooting happened is still under investigation. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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victed of driving while license revoked, and aggravated DUI was filed because Alfano was operating under the influence of alcohol at the time when his license was revoked for DUI. After entering his guilty pleas to both Class 4 felonies, Alfano was placed on two years conditional discharge with the conditions that he pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $1,952 and serve 30 days work release in the Bureau County Jail. The aggravated unlawful use of weapons charge was dismissed due to the question of its constitutionality. However, Alfano did agree to forfeit his gun to the Walnut Police Department This is Alfano’s first felony conviction. He has two prior DUIs and two prior driving while license revoked convictions. He was convicted of three misdemeanors between 1989 and 1995.


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My wish for you In a few days, Christmas 2013 will just be a memory. It always surprises me when it’s Dec. 26, and I sit back and think about all the chaos that led up to that sacred day. We shop at a frantic pace. We bake and cook like there’s no tomorrow. We make list after list after list. We scribble sentiments on Christmas cards faster than Santa’s elves are working at the North Pole (I’m still trying to get mine out, so if you’re expecting one from me, you may or may not get it. Sorry.). We throw wrapping paper and ribbons around like banshees, always one inch short of making that paper fit or running out of tape with just one gift to go. We attend Terri enough church services, Christmas proSimon grams and other holiday events to last a lifetime. We pull out our cash, write check after check and offer plastic as a last resort. We’ve chased the cat and the dog away from the Christmas tree more times than we can count. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Complete and sheer nuttiness — for lack of a better word. You’ve been there. I’ve been there. We’ve had Christmas up to our elbows, and then on Thursday ... it will all be finished. We’ll take a sigh of relief, refuse to step on the scale, un-decorate the tree/house, and depending on one’s level of guilt — we’ll finish those last few Christmas cards, despite the fact they’ll be late. Finally, we’ll collapse into bed on the night of Dec. 25, and if we’re lucky, we can stay awake to offer one last prayer of thanks for everything that we call Christmas — whether chaotic and hectic, or quiet and still. End of Christmas Story 2013. So with Christmas just a few days away, what are you looking forward to most? Will it be Mom’s pumpkin pie? Will it be the look on the youngsters’ faces when they open that perfect gift? Perhaps it will be the time after Christmas dinner when the entire family sits around, reminisces and laughs about this and that? Or maybe it will be the holiday Christmas party with friends and/ or co-workers? We each have a Christmas event — call it a tradition — for which we all wait. Maybe there’s a whole host of those moments; perhaps there’s just one. Either way, they are the moments that make your holiday special, memorable, the ones that are inevitably near and dear to your heart. Which is my whole point in this pre-Christmas column ... While each of us celebrates this special day differently, I contend the most important thing we will take away from our Christmas celebration isn’t the sweater that was beautifully wrapped or the ham that was tastier than ever. I won’t be the goodies Santa left in everyone’s stockings, and it won’t be the gift card from your favorite store. While very nice, those things — in the end — won’t really matter. Will they? What will matter is one thing and one thing only: Memories. Exhausted, you’ll no doubt lay your head on the pillow Wednesday night with a host of new memories to add to all the ones from Christmases past. Some will be repeat memories from years gone by, while others will be brand new ones to treasure for a lifetime. Some will involve laughter; some might even involve a few tears. There will be hugs that leave a lasting impression as they wrap their arms around your souls, and the “I love you” you hear when everyone departs will seal the day for eternity. Memories. May your day be filled with those memory-making moments that will last a lifetime and make all the nuttiness worthwhile. Merry Christmas, my friends. May you enjoy the love of family and friends, and may the reason for the season be first and foremost in your mind. BCR Editor Terri Simon can be reached at tsimon@bcrnews.com.

Holiday Cooking/Baking 101 Holidays getting you down? Does it feel like there is too much to do and too little time? That’s common around the holidays. Between school schedules, work, getting our homes decorated, buying gifts, social events, parties, baking and big meals, we all seem to have too few hours in the day. While I cannot help in all these areas, the one place I may have some advice for folks is in the food department. How can you save time and still make your events special and delicious? That, my friends, is my expertise. It usually starts with the day before Thanksgiving. I often run into folks at the store who are frantically stuffing their carts trying to get things ready for their big Turkey Day celebrations. They look frazzled, stressed and just a little unhappy about it. I, of course, look at it as just another day at work, as I cook these kinds of elaborate meals for around 20 or so almost daily. I think the first line of defense in terms of keeping your cool during the holidays is grocery store management. What the heck does that mean? Well, be smart and efficient with your grocery shopping. First, know your store. Going to a new grocery store that you haven’t been to before is never advisable during the holidays when your goal is to get in and get out as fast as possible. If you have to hunt for every ingredient, you will be there all day. Second, organize your grocery list by department. You can safely divide your grocery list into columns, including meat, dairy, produce, freezer, bakery, cans, etc. By doing this you cut down on the running around because you forgot to pick up something when you were in Aisle 10. Third, take the shortcuts where you can. If you need chopped onions or chopped bell pepper or any other pre-cut, pre-measured ingredient, there are a lot of options out there now. You can

Monika Sudakov COMMENTARY buy many of these items already done for you. I’m all for cooking from scratch when you can, but sometimes you just need to let others do the grunt work for you; this is a super way to save prep time later. Raiding salad bars is a great way to save time. In fact, this is a great tip for eating healthy but quick on a regular basis. You can do all kinds of stir fries and crock pot dishes using pre-cut fresh veggies from the salad bar and thereby increasing your consumption of these healthy items on a regular basis without much additional hassle. The next area where you can streamline things is in the kitchen. First, when planning your holiday menus, take a look at your timeline. I often will select some items that can be prepared a day or two ahead, and either frozen or refrigerated. This will take a lot of pressure off you the day of the big event. Many things actually benefit from marinating and in fact will taste better the next day or a couple of days later. Careful recipe planning can mean the difference between you being a slave to your party or you actually enjoying your party. Second, remember this phrase “mise en place.” In French, this literally translates to putting something in place. In culinary school terminology, it literally refers to preparing all your ingredients ahead and laying them out so that when you finally get to cooking a dish, you aren’t scrambling to get things ready. It not only saves you a lot of time, it’ll make the cooking itself a lot easier and better. Adding ingredients in a timely fashion will insure you do not run the risk of say burning the onions while getting the carrots ready for your soup. It

is a simple principle, but one that cannot be overstated in terms of importance. Third, have all your plate and service ware laid out and ready to go. Once the food is hot and ready, you don’t want to have to figure out what to bring it to the table in while it gets cold. Having this stuff pre-arranged will take the stress out of the actual meal itself and insure your food is as hot and fresh as it possibly can be for your guests. Finally, don’t experiment the day of your big event. Doing a brand new recipe you have never tried before is great, but perhaps not the wisest idea for a big event. You will already be somewhat stressed, and adding the stress of not knowing how a dish will turn out is just unnecessary. I always test recipes first before I spring them on folks, unless of course they are something I just came up with on a whim which I often do. Recipes are not all written carefully, and sometimes they take a little tweaking to make them work right in your particular kitchen with your specific ingredients. The last thing you want is to have the stuffing for your turkey not turn out, and then you have nothing to offer your guests. Finally, relax. The holidays only come once a year. Ultimately they are about friends, family and an opportunity to be with them. Food is the most social thing I can think of in terms of a tie that binds people together, but it should be fun, not stressful. Enjoy the process, and above all, take care of yourself first. If you are enjoying the process and ultimately the meal, everyone around you will enjoy it even more, knowing you did it with love and passion. Happy holidays to you all and a very happy and healthy new year. Monika Sudakov is the chef and innkeeper at the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield. She can be reached at monikaandjeff@ chestnut-inn.com.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013 • 7 Community coffee — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Jan. 4.

Christmas Eve service — The New Hope Church of the Nazarene, Princeton, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Community Notes Quilters Guild meeting PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 2, 2014, at the Christ Community Church. 1719 S. Euclid Ave. in Princeton. A trunk show will be presented by Terry Johnson, CBQG member. Guests are welcome to attend for a $5 fee. A workshop on Jan. 4, 2014, at the church will consist of an “Old Fashioned Quilting Bee for Charity” with Marlene Gibson, charity quilt chairman. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blood drive set PRINCETON — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton.

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Rotary donates holiday poinsettias The Princeton Rotary Club donated approximately 45 poinsettias to six facilities in the area which serve seniors and healthcare populations. Rotary members Tony Sorcic (left), Brenda Streit, David Jensen and Birney Brown show some of the poinsettias.

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will host a “Celebration” in its Women’s Healthcare Unit from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 3. The public is invited to join them and honor all the past and current obstetrics staff and physicians as the hospital celebrates 93 years of obstetric service to the community. A special presentation will take place at 3 p.m. where staff and physicians will be recognized for their years of service and commitment to PMH and the areas they serve.

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 to 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lodge. The Generics Goodies Band will perform. There is a $10 cover charge per person. RSVP by today, Saturday, by calling 815879-5261 or 815-875-2547. There will be snacks and party favors. ••• Do you have an item for the Community Notes section? Email it to us at news@bcrnews.com.

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PMH donates $700 to area food pantries Perry Memorial Hospital employees collected more than $700 in monetary donations for three area food pantries. Each pantry received more than $200. Carol Day (front row, from left) gives a check to Mary Lanham from the Western Bureau County Food Pantry; Judy Schulte, a PMH employee, represents the Walnut Food Pantry; and Kathy Crayne from the Wyanet United Methodist Church Food Pantry accepts a check from Karen Russell; and Alecia Weber (back row) and Zac Heward.

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. This free hike will start at the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

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Bray Tanya Bray of Peru is the parent of a son, Xander Vincent, born Dec. 13 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two sisters Ariel Stoner, 6, and Kaylee Stoner, 5. Grandparents are Donald and Sandra Bray of Utica. Great-grandparents are Vincent and Mary Bray of Utica, and Leland and Elaine Bottomley of Utica.

Trumpinski Nathan Trumpinski and Lauren Baltikauski of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, Lena Claire, born Dec. 8 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Debra Baltikauski. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Sally Trumpinski. Greatgrandparents are Gordan and Beverly Keutzer of Cherry, and Francis and Dorthy Ary of Tiskilwa.

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Students visit Oriental Institute Crossroads High School students visited the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago in October. The student body is studying ancient history, literature, music, art and drama in their interdisciplinary subjects this year. Reuben Horst (left), John Woods and Thomas Cook stand in front of a polished black limestone head of a bull. It once guarded the entrance to the Hundred-Column Hall in Persepolis in Persia.

Special dedication planned WYANET — A special dedication at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet is planned for next spring for five War of 1812 veterans buried in the Wyanet cemetery. Those veterans are John Blake, Joseph Sparks, Townsend Fletcher, William Frankeberger and Frost Swartout. All descendants of those veterans are invited to attend the dedication ceremony. Descendants are encouraged to contact Clark Larson so biographical sketches can be prepared for each veteran. Larson can be contacted at 815-875-4127. ••• Visit us online at www.bcrnews.com

David and Katie Lowery of Peru are the parents of a son, James Donald, born Dec. 11 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. He was welcomed home by three brothers, Jacob, 11, Christopher, 8, and Brian, 6, and four sisters, Mary, 10, Sarah, 4, Emily, 3, and Claire 1 1/2. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Jeanne Trepton of Crystal Lake. Paternal grandparents are Ted Lowery of Chatsworth and Karla Lowery of Peoria. Greatgrandparents are Tom and Marilyn Edwards of Chatsworth, Donald Lowery of Chatsworth, Andy and Margaret Rafferty of Tampa, Fla., and Alvina Steiner of Florida.

Jose and Minnie Caracheo of Spring Valley are the parents of a son, Jase, born Dec. 10 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.

Rynkewicz Ryan and Amy (Knauf) Rynkewicz of Peru are the parents of a son, Reid Michael, born Dec. 16 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Rylynd, 6. Grandparents are Rick Rynkewicz, Michele Stanmar, and Meg and Jay Knauf.

Freeman Stephen Freeman and Macy Manahan of Peru are the parents of a son, Landyn Paul Richard, born Dec. 12 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.

O’Hagan Robert and Brittany (McIntire) O’Hagan of Sun Prairie, Wis., are the parents of a son, Jameson McIntire O’Hagan, born Dec. 15 in Madison, Wis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tony McIntire of Belvidere, and Bob and Wendy Covers of Crystal Lake. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Marium O’Hagan of Crystal Lake. Great-grandparents are Bob and Marilyn Prince of Princeton, Jasper Maggio of LaSalle, Len and Helen McIntire of Des Moines, Iowa, Sherry Freund of Goose Lake, S.C., and Ed and Joan Covers of Barrington.

Home lighting contest and lighted Santa parade winners announced in Spring Valley SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Boosters have announced the winners for the home lighting contest and lighted Santa parades. There were four winners out of the 15 home lighting entries. They are Patti Wallaert, 310 W. St. Paul St., for her Chevy Chase “Christmas

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

The end of the cow path As another year draws to a close, our family is thankful for another successful year. The corn and bean yields were very good, and our calves were the best we have ever had. We did have a very rough spring as you may remember, but the way our calves sold made up for our early troubles. The calves averaged 85 pounds more than last year and brought 25 cents a pound more as well! A good ending always makes you look forward to next year with bright anticipation. We checked the cows for pregnancies last weekend (caught a break in the weather) and only had two open cows. One did not bother me at all as she tested and broke fences all August and September. She was probably going to be sold anyway; this just made the decision easier. The cows handled fairly well with only one cow being belligerent. Cool hands prevailed and with extra gates (and no yelling), we finally did get her in the chute. Along with checking for pregnancies, cows were wormed and given updated inoculations for diseases. The cold and snow have forced us to start feeding hay a little sooner than I would like, but I think we have plenty of hay to make it to green grass time. Along with good quality hay, we feed 32 percent protein tubs to keep the cows in good condition throughout the winter, so they will be in good health come calving time. Also important is access to fresh water and a wellbedded barn. Cows can stand some cold, but they need to stay fairly dry and out of the wind when arctic temperatures arrive. To keep the water tank from freezing, we have an electric thermostat around the float area and we put a heat bulb near the water line. Frozen water tanks and lines are no fun, so we keep our fingers crossed we don’t lose electricity for an extended amount of time, and I make sure the heat bulb isn’t burned out. I do have several spares! In other beef news from around the country: Last year’s drought played a role in a recent outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic

Larry Magnuson COMMENTARY disease (EHD), discovered in 14 eastern and southern Iowa cow herds. EHD is commonly found in deer, but the drought caused deer and cattle to share watering areas. While EHD is fatal in deer, death is uncommon among cattle. The big problem in cattle is fetal health because the cow gets so run down, health-wise. There were several cases this fall of higher than normal rates of aborted or stillborn calves. The hard freezes we have had should abate the problem, as biting midges and flies are the culprits for spreading the disease. The cow-calf herd in the United States may be starting to rebuild. Large areas in the southwest that have suffered through two-plus years of dry weather may have gotten enough rainfall to begin to replenish pasture and grass areas, thus allowing cattlemen to think about starting to rebuild their herds. In Illinois and Iowa, there is a trend being seen that more heifers are being retained for breeding instead of being fed out for slaughter. This will continue to keep inventories of finished cattle low, but in 18 months we may see larger numbers of calves available for the feed lots, thus giving us a larger and somewhat less expensive supply of beef. At the same time, remember beef exports have reached records

levels, 67 percent more tonnage shipped than a year ago. U.S. beef is sent to 110 countries worldwide, and people crave the taste of U.S. beef. The percentage of U.S. beef production that is exported is a little over 13 percent. Agriculture exports are the only thing helping to keep our balance of trade from becoming a total disaster. One last subject I would like to address is accurate food production facts. Illinois Beef Association (IBA) is part of the Illinois Farm Families (IFF) program. The new vice president of IBA, Mark Martz, has been working with IFF for over three years by hosting urban moms on their farms. The moms are concerned about hormones in beef and also antibiotics. There are all sorts of wild stories on TV and the Internet concerning animal agriculture, which Martz addresses. The USDA requires withdrawal periods of all antibiotics, 30-60 days prior to harvest, to prevent their presence in the meat. As far as hormones – a three-ounce steak from a non-implanted steer contains 1.4 nano grams. The baked potato you have with that steak has 225 nano grams of estrogen, and naturally each one of us produces 100,000 nano grams of estrogen daily. Oprah and Dr. Oz use non-facts and sensationalism to bash agriculture. Go to the IBA, National Cattlemen Beef Association (NCBA) or IFF websites to learn the true story of the U.S. agriculture. Read the blogs on the IFF website and hear what the moms that

have visited farms have to say. I hope that all cattle or cow-calf producers are members of IBA. Check out their website to see the benefits of membership. You can join online. While there, check out the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) link. BQA’s focus is on education and training cattlemen on the issues of cattle and food safety and quality. BQA also provides tools for verifying and documenting animal husbandry practices. A producer can become BQA certified online or call Travis Meteer for one-on-one training. As the title of this article states, this is the end of my “writing” career. I have truly enjoyed this opportunity to tell the story of beef producers. I hope this last year’s series of articles about our operation was enjoyable and informative. I have been doing this column since about 2004 or 2005, with a year off when Jeanine May wrote. It’s exciting to know that four young people have agreed to share in writing about beef in my place. Give them your support! This time of year is meant for reflecting back on the year. Our family is so very grateful for all the blessings we received this year — a wedding, bountiful harvest, wonderful calf prices and good health. We wish all of you a wonderful and safe holiday season, and remember the blessed gift of Jesus’ birth that we all received. Enjoy BEEF over the holidays! Larry Magnuson is a cow-calf producer from TIskilwa.

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

Property Transfers The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Bureau County Recorder of Deeds’ office in the Bureau County Courthouse: Dec. 5, 2013 Darrin Collins and Paris Walker to Bradley and Peggy Wetzell, executors’ deed, part of Section 6 in Greenville Township, $515,000. Amanda Boettner, Alma McElhiney, Steven McElhiney and Jennifer Staples to Bradley and Peggy Wetzell, deed in trust, part of Section 6 in Greenville Township, $306,500. Beth Brondas and Wendy Scholl to Bradley and Peggy Wetzell, deed in trust, part of Section 6 in Greenville Township, $156,500. Jaleigh McEhliney to Bradley and Peggy Wetzell, warranty deed, part of Section 6 in Greenville Township, $52,500. Lorenzo and Sebastian Garcia to John and Sarah French, warranty deed, Lot 19 in Block 37 in Greenwood’s Addition, Spring Valley, $30,000. Fremont LLC to Dianne VanDrew, warranty deed, part of Lot 5 in Liberty Village, Princeton, $215,000. Bernice Schneider to

William Lauer, warranty deed, Lots 4-8 in Block 18 in Newman’s First Addition, Cherry, $5,000. Dec. 6, 2013 Browning Properties LLC to Prescott Properties-Princeton LLC, warranty deed, part of Section 71 in Princeton Township, $950,000. Timothy Browning and Browning Properties LLC to Prescott PropertiesPrinceton LLC, warranty deed, part of Section 17 in Princeton Township, $150,000. Mildred Schuneman to Amanda and Christopher Dybek, joint tenancy deed, Lots 6-7 in Block 12 in Manlius, $105,000. Scott Myers, John Nordstrom and Loretta Nordstrom to Molly and Russell Blogg, trustees’ deed, part of Section 2 in Arispie Township, $47,000. BAN Limited Partnership and Loretta Nordstrom to Molly and Russell Blogg, warranty deed, part of Section 26 in Arispie Township, $31,500. Jacob and Sadie Fisher to Jack Cissell, Lynn Cissell, Laura Kirkman and Lee Kirkman, warranty deed, part of Section 28 in Walnut Township, $1,496,000.

BV FFA ag plot a success MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley FFA chapter ag plot committee harvested the school’s 14-acre ag plot with the help of many local businesses and ag boosters. The field averaged 226 bushels and was harvested at 19.9 percent moisture. Ag plot committee members are Bryan Arteberry, Tucker Schoff, Brady Frank, Jacob Pogliano, Colton Peterson, Khole Koser and Austin MacQuarrie.

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IVCH welcomes new physical therapists The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics (CPRA) recently welcomed three new physical therapists to its staff, all of whom have doctorates in physical therapy with each holding a different area of focus. Alison Brandenburg received her undergraduate degree in athletic training from the

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CHERRY — BauerFinancial of Coral Gables, Fla., has placed State Bank of Cherry on its 5-star superior rating list. This rating (based on Sept. 30 financial data) indicates the bank is on of the strongest banks in the nation. The State Bank of Cherry has earned this highest 5-star rating for 82 consecutive quarters; earning the bank a designation as “Sustained Superiority Bank”, which only 8 percent of the nation’s banks have earned this top rating for so long and with such consistency. “While banks may look alike on the surface, community banks, like State Bank of Cherry, are community partners,” said Karen L. Dorway, presi-

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Russell elected president of ITAA Dwight O’Keefe, the outgoing president of the Illinois Township Attorneys’ Association, announced that attorney Robert F. Russell of Princeton has been elected to be the president of the association. The Illinois Township Attorneys’ Association provides service to township governments in Illinois through the education of and assistance to the attorneys and officials who serve township governments in Illinois. Russell, an attorney in Princeton, has represented some 25 townships in North Central Illinois for at least the past 35 years, and has also been a member and an officer of the association for many years. “It is an honor to have been chosen to lead this fine organization,” said Russell. “I look forward to working with the membership of the association to further our mission of providing assistance to Illinois townships and their attorneys.” Russell has written numerous articles on township law and spoken at various township meetings and sem-

inars, as well as educational seminars by the Illinois State Bar Association. He had been recognized by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the practice areas of governmental law, trust, will and estate planning law, and commercial and residential real estate law. Russell is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Illinois College of Law. He is a member of the Bureau County and Illinois State Bar associations, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers’ Association. He is also chairman of the Board of Directors of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund. Long active in the community, Russell is presently the chairman of the board of directors of the Bureau County Metropolitan Board and the chairman of the Alfred H. Shoemake Community Foundation. He is also a director of the Princeton Park District Foundation and of the Bureau County Historical Society.

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11 Sports Saturday, December 21, 2013 • 11 Holiday Hoopla — The Plano Christmas Classic starts up Monday. See page 12 for more information.

Red Devils ride 3-point wave By Dan Dwyer sports@bcrnews.com

SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Red Devils knocked down six of seven attempts from behind the three-point arc during a 24-point first quarter. The team would ride that wave to a 63-39 victory over Stark County Wednesday night in the Colmone Classic. Senior guard Ian Trevier led the Hall threepoint dominated offensive attack, draining 6-6 three-point shots to top all scorers with 18 points. Senior center Austin Schmitt added 16 points, and senior guard A.J. Gaeta added 14 points, including four threepointers. “We have the capability to shoot like that, but we haven’t done it all year. We made 10 three-pointers — Ian (Trevier) had six and A.J. (Gaeta) had four — I think we probably hit for 6-of-7 which is really nice too,” Hall coach Mike Filippini said. “We have good shooters; we haven’t really shot the ball. A.J. has kinda been in a slump and got out of it tonight; Ian has been shooting the ball well.

Colmone Classic at Hall High School Red Pool: Fieldcrest 2-0, Hall 2-0, Stark County 0-2, Quest Academy 0-2. White Pool: Mendota 3-0, St. Bede 2-1, Bureau Valley 0-2, Hall JV 0-2. Standings do not reflect Friday games. Visit www. bcrnews.com/sports for updates

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Monday’s games

Tuesday’s games

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

Wednesday’s games

St. Bede 61, Bur. Valley 54 Mendota 74, Hall JV 41 Hall 63, Stark County 39

Friday’s games

Stark County vs. Quest Academy Hall JV vs. Bureau Valley Hall vs. Fieldcrest

Saturday’s finals

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Hall’s Collin Aimone splits Stark County defenders with the greatest of ease in Wednesday’s tournament action in the Colmone Classic. The Red Devils beat the Rebels 63-39.

Bruins wear down the Storm By Dan Dwyer sports@bcrnews.com

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St. Bede’s Justin Shaw shoots over Bureau Valley’s Tommy Johnston at Hall Wednesday.

Lady Bruins Classic When: Starts Saturday. Where: St. Bede Academy. Team to beat: Mendota (10-1), Lady Trojans are the defending champion Watch out for: No. 2 Fieldcrest (8-2), No. 3 Seneca (8-2). Other area teams: No. 5 St. Bede, No. 7 LaMoille/Ohio, No. 8 Henry, No. 10 Princeton. Note: Henry has forfeited Saturday’s game with Mendota. due to weather forecast. All afternoon games will be moved up 90 minutes.

Wedekind to play in AllAmerican Bowl By Kevin Hieronymus

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

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: St. Bede vs. 2nd Red Pool, 6 p.m. Title: Mendota vs. 1st Red Pool, 7:30 p.m.

College football notes

SPRING VALLEY — It looked to be a defensive struggle in the early goings of the St. Bede and Bureau Valley match-up Wednesday night in the Colmone Classic held at Hall High School, as both teams failed to score in the first three minutes. After shaking off the early offensive cobwebs, both offenses started to click, but the St. Bede Bruins eventually downed the Bureau Valley Storm 61-54. St. Bede junior guard Jarret Olson continued to play well offensively at the Colmone Classic as he hit four three-pointers with a game-high 23 points. Junior guard Justin Shaw added 11 points for the Bruin offensive attack.

Bureau Valley was led by junior guard Parker Neuhalfen (16 points) and junior forward Tommy Johnston (15 points), who combined for 31 of the 54 BV points. “Johnston and Neuhalfen are pretty difficult to guard. I don’t know what they average, but I know one got 16 and the other got 15, so that’s 31 of their points. We figured that looking at the box scores, they get half of their points and over half their shots,” said St. Bede coach Mike Kilmartin. “We played it that way and tried to make the other people beat us.” The St. Bede offense got rolling midway through the third quarter as an 11-0 run highlighted by one of Olson’s four, three-pointers gave the Bruins a 44-32 lead at the 2:34 mark of the third quarter.

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Brik Wedekind’s college football career isn’t quite over just yet. The Monmouth College senior punter Brik Wedekind from Princeton has been selected to play in the College All-American Bowl in Minneapolis on Dec. 28. The game will be held at the Brik Metrodome, Wedekind home of the Minnesota Vikings, featuring players from all college divisions. Wedekind was a twotime D3Football.com AllWest Region performer and four-time All-Midwest Conference punter. This season, Wedekind was in the Top 10 nationally with an average of 41.2 yards per punt. He booted four punts more than 50 yards and landed 10 inside the 20-yard line. He completed his career as the Scots’ recordholder for career punting average (40.2), and as a sophomore set the singleseason record (42.6). As a freshman, he boomed an 81-yard punt – second longest all-time by a Scot. The exercise science major is the son of Kelley Fisher and Rodney Wedekind of Princeton. Founded in 1996, the All-American Bowl features athletes who have been nominated for the competition based on their career accomplishments. Many of the participants of previous AllAmerican Bowls have gone on to play professional football. • Michael Weidner, a senior from Wyanet, played his last game with the North Central College

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Lady Bruins Classic opens Saturday By BCR Sports Staff sports@bcrnews.com

Mendota returns as the defending champion of the Lady Bruins Classic, bringing back its core of a talented junior classic and a 10-1 record. The Lady Trojans, however, will find some hot teams at the tournament. Mendota heads up the Green

Pool as the No. 1 seed in the 10-team event which starts Saturday on the Academy hardwood. Fieldcrest brings in a 8-2 record at No. 2 atop the White Pool, most notably posting a 54-47 win over previously undefeated Putnam County on Monday. “I’m excited, as always, about the tournament and the talent and the teams that are coming

in,” St. Bede coach Tom McGunnigal said. “We get to see some really good basketball every year when tournament time rolls around, and I think St. Bede is a good venue to see some good basketball every year.” Other top seeds went to No. 3 Seneca (8-2), No. 4 Kewanee (5-6) and No. 5 St. Bede (4-6). The remaining field includes No.

6 IVC (4-5), No. 8 Henry (3-7) and No. 9 Eureka (1-6) in the Green Pool, and No. 7 LaMoille/ Ohio (6-6) and No. 10 Princeton (1-9) in the White Pool. “I think the tournament should be a competitive field with multiple different teams that have a chance to get to the championship,” Mendota coach Kevin Gel-

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From Page 11 “I think it helps playing in our home gym. We’re 4-4 now. It’s only our second game playing here, so shooting in your home gym that you’re familiar with helped us out a lot.” Hall took a 2-0 record into Friday’s game vs. Fieldcrest with the winner advancing into Saturday’s championship game against Mendota. Visit www.bcrnews.com/sports for updates Senior guard Colin Aimone scored with six seconds left in the first to give the Red Devils a 24-12 after the first quarter. Stark County cut the Red Devils lead to seven in the second quarter with junior guard Login Hollis hitting a shot with 10 seconds left to make the score 33-26, Red Devils, going into the half. Hall jumped all over the Rebels early as they went on a 13-2 run to open the half, a run that included two of Trevier’s six, three-pointers. He hit back-to-back threes to give the Red Devils a commanding 46-28 lead at the 3:34 mark of the third. The Red Devils wouldn’t slow down as their defense continually hounded the Rebels offense down the stretch, creating 18 turnovers on 11 steals. “I think today was probably as close to a complete game as we have played all year,” Filippini said. “We’ve played good halves, and we’ve played terrible halves. But tonight, I thought, was about as close to four quarters as we could get.” Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com.

Bruins join Tigers for some Plano Christmas By Kevin Hieronymus khieronymus@bcrnews.com

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Hall’s Miguel Villareal manuevers around the Stark County Rebel defense in Wednesday’s tournament action in the Colmone Classic. The Red Devils won 63-39. They met Fieldcrest Friday for the right to advance into Saturday’s title game.

St. Bede will join Princeton for the 51st annual Plano Christmas Classic, which gets underway Monday. The Bruins (5-3), who spent the past three Christmas weeks at Marseilles, drew the 15 seed and an opening round game vs. Somonauk. St. Bede will first play for third place in the Colmone Classic at Hall Saturday. Princeton (2-6) was unseeded, drawing the host Reapers, the No. 14 seed, at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Their winner feeds into No. 3 Coal City. Coal City took a 5-0 record into Friday’s game vs. Sandwich, having won its own Thanksgiving Tournament. The Coalers are a two-time classic champion, having placed first in 1998 and 2002, as well as second in 1992. Defending champion Ottawa (7-1) brings in the No. 1 seed. The Pirates upset top-seeded Belvidere 55-53 in last year’s title game. Princeton played the Pirates close throughout Tuesday before falling 71-62 Other top seeds are No. 2 Burlington Central, No. 3 Coal City, No. 4 Maple Park Kaneland, No. 5 Genoa-Kingston, No. 6 Morris, No. 7 Dixon (10-

0) and No. 8 Seneca. Mendota, the No. 9 seed, will face Wilmington at 12:3 p.m. Monday. The Princeton sophomores will face Sandwich at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 16-team tournament accompanying the varsity main event. The Kittens (6-1) are seeded second behind Yorkville. At Erie: The Bureau Valley boys will join their girls team at the Warkins Memorial Classic in Erie. The Storm (6-4) are pooled with Mercer County, Orion, Peoria Heights, Riverdale and Stockton, playing everyone but Stockton. At Princeville: Henry (100) is the No. 1 seed for the 86th annual Princeville Holiday Tournament which starts Thursday. The Mallards open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday vs. No. 7. North Fulton. No. 6 DePue squares off vs. No. 3 Galva at 2 p.m. Thursday. At Marseilles: Defending champ Putnam County (8-1) takes the No. 1 seed into tournament play beginning Thursday. The Panthers will face Leland/Earlville at 5 p.m. Hall (4-4) and LaMoille/Ohio make the trip there, too. The Red Devils meet Serena at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the Lions to face No. 2 Dwight at 10:30 a.m.

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Bureau Valley’s Tommy Johnston does his best to avoid St. Bede’s Sam Halm in Wednesday’s contest at the Colmone Classic.

Bruins

From Page 11 Shaw added two fastbreak buckets during the 11-0 run as the Bureau Valley transition defense couldn’t contend with the Bruin fastbreak. “We missed a lot of bunnies tonight that led to some transition baskets for them. They beat us down the floor, plain and simple,” Bureau Valley coach Jason Marquis said. “You can make every excuse in the book; when one kid sprints harder down the floor he’s going to get rewarded with a layup. They got some of those layups tonight, and we didn’t get many of those.” Neuhalfen and Johnston did all they could to make a late run as the pair combined for 12 of 17 BV points in the fourth quarter “If we were going to lose, we were going to lose shutting down their best players. And I wouldn’t say we shut them down, but obviously we controlled

College

From Page 11 ball team. The Cardinals advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Football Championship for the first time, losing a 41-40 decision to the No. 1-ranked and defending national champion University of Mount Union. The former BCR Player of the Year from Bureau Valley played in all 14 games for NCC at linebacker, including one start. He totaled 34 tackles (20 solo), including 2.5 tackles for loss and two pass

them enough to win the game,” said Kilmartin. Bureau Valley cut a 10-point fourth quarter Bruin lead to four on a threepointer by senior center David Miller to make the score 52-48 at the 1:42 mark of the fourth. This combined with two, three-pointers from Johnston with under 15 seconds left to play wouldn’t be enough as four steals by the Bruins’ defense led to easy transition points by St. Bede, including back-to-back transition layups by senior guard Sam Halm. “We held the ball quite long in quite a few possessions — probably two minutes or so without turning it over and getting a decent shot,” Kilmartin said. “I was really proud of the kids down the stretch.” • Notes: St. Bede advanced to Saturday’s third-place game at 6 p.m. BV met the Hall JV Friday, looking to play its way into the fifth-place game at 4:30 p.m. Comment on this story at www. bcrnews.com.

breakups. He blocked a punt in first-round playoff win over Albion and achieved a season high of seven tackles on two occasions. The Cardinals went 13-1, winning the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Championship for the eighth straight year with a 7-0 in-conference record. • Landon Piccatto, a freshman from Hall High School, was awarded JV offensive player of the year for the Illinois Wesleyan University football team. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

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PERU — The Senior League Regional tournament committee is holding a fundraiser for the annual event hosted by District 20 Little League in Peru. This 50/50 ticket sales event will run from Dec. 18 to Aug. 6, 2014, the date of the tournament’s championship game. The winner does not have to be present to claim the money. The cost of tickets will be 1 for $1 and 6 for $5.

maybe pick up a little lower seed than they expected but always bring in a team filled with talent and ability.” Saturday afternoon games have been moved up 90 minutes with Henry forfeiting because of weather forecast. At Prophetstown: Hall (3-7) will start up their Holiday Hoopla at Prophetstown at 1:30 p.m. Thursday vs. L-P. They will also face HinckleyBig Rock and Riverdale in pool play. Other teams in the field include the host Lady Prophets, the defending champion who sports a 10-2 record and stands 4-0 atop the TRAC-North. At Erie: Bureau Valley also waits until the day after Christmas, returning to the Warkins Memorial Classic in Erie. The Storm (4-6) are pooled with Rockridge, Stockton, Morrison, MonmouthRoseville and Ridgewood, playing all but Morrison. Finals will be held Dec. 28. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

If interested in assisting to defray the expenses of the tournament, send payment along with your name and address to Max Lauritzen, 813 N. Euclid Ave., Princeton, IL 61356. Checks should be made payable to Senior Baseball Regional Tournament. Your tickets will be mailed back to you for your receipt. Periodic updates for total raised will be posted at www.crsbbtourney.com.

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From Page 11 ship,” Mendota coach Kevin Geldon said. “I especially think Fieldcrest, Kewanee, IVC and Seneca are tough teams and certainly championship contenders. You also never know with the host St. Bede if they can muster some magic. Should be a fun and exciting way to spend the holiday season.” Kewanee coach Chuck Blake said he always looks forward to coming to St. Bede. “Even though it contains two conference schools (St. Bede and Princeton), the pool play assures us of playing comparable sized schools out of our area,” he said. “Coach McGunnigal and St. Bede administration really seem to go out of their way to accommodate the schools by making it a well organized and fun experience for the competing teams.” Mendota defeated St. Bede, 65-62, in last year’s title game. Geldon brings

back four starters in juniors Ally Bromoschenkel (13.9), Amy Devitt (14.8), Abby Bromoschenkel (8.9) and Brooke Carroll (7.1). The Lady Trojans’ lone loss this year came to Rockford Lutheran in the championship of the Oregon Tip-Off Classic. Fieldcrest has as strong a 1-2 punch as anyone with senior post Tessa Holland and senior guard Haley Reustman, who combined for 39 points in the Lady Knights’ win over Putnam County. “There’s definitely some very good teams coming in. Starting with defending champ Mendota who is bringing back their entire team save one or two seniors off of last year’s team – and they’re still only juniors,” McGunnigal said. “Fieldcrest and Seneca are certainly on rolls with a lot of returning starters. And it’s always interesting with Eureka and IVC who play very strong competition coming in and maybe don’t have as strong a record,

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Basketball roundup

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By BCR Sports Staff sports@bcrnews.com Hinckley-Big Rock is a two-time state champion, winning the 1A title in 2009 and 2010. On Thursday, they were fortunate to get past the LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions, 50-46. “The girls played hard tonight, and the game could of went either way. Preferably our way,” L/O coach Dick Gross said. Shiela Browning paced the Lady Lions (6-6) with 26 points and eight rebounds. Vanessa Martinez grabbed 11 rebounds, and Kaitlyn Hughes added 10. Putnam County 47, Roanoke-Benson 35: The Lady Panthers bounced back from their first loss of the season Monday to Fieldcrest, defeating a strong Lady Rockets team in Tri-County Conference play Thursday in Roanoke. Daniela Pavlovich had 13 points with eight steals, and Allison Voss had 10 points with 12 rebounds for the Lady Panthers (121, 4-0).

Boys basketball Annawan 73, LaMoille/ Ohio 56: Brandon Morris had 14 points for the Lions in Thursday’s loss at Annawan.

Green Pool: Mendota (10-1), Kewanee (4-6), IVC, Henry (3-7), Eureka. White Pool: Fieldcrest (7-2), Seneca (8-2), St. Bede (4-6), LaMoille (6-6), Princeton (1-9). Saturday: Kewanee vs. IVC, 9 a.m. Seneca vs. St. Bede, 10:30 a.m. Fieldcrest vs. LaMoille, noon, Eureka vs. Kewanee, 1:30 p.m., Princeton vs. Seneca, 3 p.m.; IVC vs. Mendota, 4:30 p.m.; St. Bede vs. Fieldcrest,6 p.m. Mendota def. Henry by forfeit. 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 p.m.; Fieldcrest vs. Seneca, 5 p.m.; St. Bede vs. LaMoille, 6:30 p.m. Friday: Princeton vs. St. Bede, 11 a.m., Eureka vs. IVC, 12:30 p.m.; 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. Saturday, 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. At LaMoille

HBR 50, LaMoille/Ohio 26 L/O (6-6): Browning 10 6-11 26, V. Martinez 6 1-2 13, Hughes 1 0-0 2, Geuther 2 0-2 4, Bennett 0 1-3 1. Totals: 19 8-18 46. Rebounds: V. Martinez 11, Hughes 10, Browning 8. Other scores

Marquette 52, DePue 8 Midland 45, Henry 35 High school boys Colmone Classic at Hall

Red Pool: Fieldcrest 2-0, Hall 2-0, Stark County 0-2, Quest Academy 0-2. White Pool: Mendota 3-0, St. Bede 2-1, Bureau Valley 0-2, Hall JV 0-2. Standings do not reflect Friday’s games. Wednesday’s games

St. Bede 61, Bureau Valley 54 Mendota 74, Hall JV 41 Hall 63, Stark County 39 Friday’s games

Stark County vs. Quest Academy

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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: St. Bede vs. 2nd Red Pool, 6 p.m. Title: Mendota vs. 1st Red Pool, 7:30 p.m. Mendota 21 14 29 10 - 74 Hall JV 7 16 12 6 - 41 Mendota (8-2): Carroll 10 5-7 25, Phalen 1 0-0 2, Reeder 10 (2) 0-0 22, Buchanon 1 0-0 2, Sutton 1 0-2 2, Biers 1 2-2 4, DeLong 1 0-0 2, Rod 4 (1) 0-0 9, Bowne 1 0-0 2, O’Sadnick 2 0-0 4. Totals: 32 (3) 7-11 74. Fouls: 13. Hall JV: Pullam 2 (1) 1-2 6, Krolak 1 4-5 6, Bernabei 1 0-0 2, Merkel 4 5-5 13, Einhaus 1 0-0 3, Campos 1 0-0 2, Puente 2 0-1 4, Ballerini 1 0-2 2. Totals: 14 (3) 10-16 41. \ Hall 24 9 19 11 - 63 Stark County 12 14 7 6 - 39 Hall: Hill 0 0-0 0, Venegas 0 0-0 0, Gaeta 5 (4) 0-0 14, Trevier 6 (6) 0-0 18, Aimone 2 0-0 4, Fuentes 0 0-0 0, Urbanski 0 0-0 0, Scheri 1 0-0 2, Pullam 0 1-2 1, Schmitt 2 0-0 4, Villareal 8 0-1 16, Barroso 0 0-0 0, Cinotte 2 0-0 4. Totals: 26 (0) 1-3 63. Fouls: 14. Bureau Valley 9 15 14 16 - 54 St. Bede 12 16 18 15 - 61 BV (5-4): Johnson 2 (1) 0-0 5, Johnston 5 (2) 3-4 15, Neuhalfen 7 2-3 16, Balensiefen 1 0-0 2, Young 1 0-0 2, Mead 2 0-0 4, Miller 3 (2) 0-0 8. Totals: 22 (5) 5-7 54. Fouls: 14. St. Bede: Pyszka 2 2-4 6, Smudzinski 1 1-2 3, Shaw 5 1-3 11, Brady 3 (1) 0-0 7, Dudek 1 0-0 3, Olson 8 (4) 3-5 23, Halm 4 0-0 8. Totals: 24 (6) 7-14 61. Fouls: 11. Plano Christmas Classic Monday

Game 1: No. 12 Aurora Christian vs. Lisle, 9 a.m. Game 2: No. 13 Newark vs. Hinckley-Big Rock, 10:30 a.m. Game 3: No. 9 Mendota vs. Wilmington, 12:30 p.m. Game 4: No. 16 Sandwich vs. Forreston, 2 p.m. Game 5: No. 11 Indian Creek vs. Rockford Christian, 3:30 p.m. Game 6: No. 14 Plano vs. Princeton, 5:30 p.m. Game 7: No. 10 Yorkville vs. Streator, 7 p.m.

Game 8: No. 15 St. Bede vs. Somonauk, 8:30 p.m. Thursday Auxiliary gym: Game 9: Game 1 loser

vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m. Game 10: losers 3-4, 5 p.m. Game 11: losers 5-6, 6:30 p.m. Game 12: losers 7-8, 8 p.m. Main gym: Game 13: No. 5 GenoaKingston vs. Game 1 winner, 9 a.m. Game 14: No. 4 Kaneland vs. Game 2 winner, 10:30 a.m. Game 15: No. 8 Seneca vs. Game 3 winner, 12:30 p.m. Game 16: No. 1 Ottawa vs. winner 4, 2 p.m. Game 17: No. 6 Morris vs. winner 5, 3:30 p.m. Game 18: No. 3 Coal City vs. winner 6, 5:30 p.m. Game 19: No. 7 Dixon vs. winner 7, 7 p.m. Game 20: No. 2 Burlington Central vs. winner 8, 8:30 p.m. Friday Auxiliary gym: Game 21: Game 9 loser

vs. Game 10 loser, 3:30 p.m. Game 22: losers 11-12, 5 p.m. Game 23: winners 9-10, 6:30 p.m. Game 24: winners 11-12, 8 p.m. Main gym: Game 25: Game 19 loser vs. Game 20 loser, 10:30 a.m. Game 26: losers 17-18, 9 a.m. Game 27: losers 15-16, 12:30 p.m. Game 28: losers 13-14, 2 p.m. Game 29: winners 13-14, 3:30 p.m. Game 30: winners 15-16, 5:30 p.m. Game 31: winners 17-18, 7 p.m. Game 32: winners 19-20, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28 Main gym: Game 33: losers 25-26, 9 a.m.

Game 34: losers 27-28, 10:30 a.m. Game 35: winners 25-26, 12:30 p.m. Game 36: winners 27-28, 2 p.m. Game 37: losers 29-30 3:30 p.m. Game 38: losers 31-32, 5:30 p.m. Game 39: winners 29-30, 7 p.m. Game 40: winners 31-32, 8:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. (23rd place) Game 42: winners 21-22, noon (21st place) Game 43: losers 23-24, 1:30 p.m. (19th place) Main gym: Game 44: Game 33 loser vs. Game 34 loser, 8 a.m. (15th place) Game 45: Game 33 winner vs. Game 34

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Marseilles Holiday Tournament Thursday

Game 1: No. 7 Reed-Custer vs. Midland, 9 a.m. Game 2: No. 2 Dwight vs. LaMoille-Ohio, 10:30 a.m. Game 3: No. 6 Hartsburg-Emden vs. Flanagan-Cornell, Noon Game 4: No. 3 Kewanee vs. Lexington, 1:30 p.m. Game 5: No. 8 Marquette vs. GardnerSouth Wilmington, 3:30 p.m. Game 6: No. 1 Putnam County vs. LelandEarlville, 5 p.m. Game 7: No. 5 Hall vs. Serena, 6:30 p.m. Game 8: No. 4 Chicago St. Benedict vs. Woodland, 8 p.m. Friday

Game 9: losers 1-2 9 a.m. Game 10: losers 3-4, 10:30 a.m. Game 11: losers 5-6 , noon. Game 12: losers 7-8, 1:30 p.m. Game 13: winners 1-2, 3:30 p.m. Game 14: winners 3-4, 5 p.m. Game 15: winners 5-6, 6:30 p.m. Game 16: winners 7- 8 8 p.m. Dec. 28

Dec. 30 Auxiliary gym: Game 41: losers 21-22,

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winner, 9:30 a.m. (13th place) Game 46: Game 35 loser vs. Game 36 loser, 11 a.m. (11th place) Game 47: Game 35 winner vs. Game 36 winner, 12:345 p.m. (ninth place) Game 48: Game 23 winner vs. Game 24 winner, 2:15 p.m. (consolation championship) Game 49: Game 37 loser vs. Game 38 loser, 3:45 p.m. (seventh place) Game 50: Game 37 winner vs. Game 38 winner, 5:30 p.m. (fifth place) Game 51: Game 39 loser vs. Game 40 winner, 7 p.m. (third place) Game 52: Game 39 winner vs. Game 40 winner, 8:30 p.m. (championship)

Game 17: losers 9-10, 9 a.m. Game 18: losers 11-12, 10:30 a.m. Game 19: winners 9-10 winner, noon. Game 20: winners 11-12, 1:30 p.m. Game 21: losers 13-14, 3:30 p.m. Game 22: losers 15-1 5 p.m. Game 23: winners 13-14, 6:30 p.m. Game 24: winners 15-16, 8 p.m. Dec. 30

Game 25: Game 17 loser vs. Game 18 loser, 9 a.m. (15th-place game) Game 26: Game 17 winner vs. Game 18

Sports Shorts Coaches clinic

MANLIUS — The Bureau County Track and Cross Country Coaches Clinic will be held Feb. 8 at Bureau Valley High School. Bureau Valley coach Dale Donner has lined up another strong cast of coaches from around the state to speak at this year’s event. Clinic cost is $70 if mailed by Jan. 29 or $95 if mailed later or at the door. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the first clinics beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.bureauvalleytrack.net or contact Donner at daledonner@ yahoo.com.

Junior Tigresses Camp

PRINCETON — The Junior Tigresses basketball camp will be held on Sundays in January beginning Jan. 5 at Princeton High School. Cost is $15. For more information, contact coach Kevin Hieronymus at kevin.hieronymus@phsil.org. winner, 10:30 a.m. (13th-place game) Game 27: Game 19 loser vs. Game 20 loser, Noon (11th-place game) Game 28: Game 19 winner vs. Game 20 winner, 1:30 p.m. (consolation championship) Game 29: Game 21 loser vs. Game 22 loser, 3:30 p.m. (seventh-place game) Game 30: Game 21 winner vs. Game 22 winner, 5 p.m. (fifth-place game) Game 31: Game 23 loser vs. Game 24 loser, 6:30 p.m. (third-place game) Game 32: Game 23 winner vs. Game 24 winner, 8 p.m. (championship game)

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999 • Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) ALBERTA I. RAY, ) Deceased ) NO. 2013-P-61 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Alberta I. Ray. A Will was admitted to probate and Letters of Office were issued on June 28, 2013, to Richard L. Smith, 316 Enterprise Drive, Bradford, Illinois 61421, as Executor, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before June 17, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative

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is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/183), the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 10th day of December, 2013. /s/ Mary C. Dremann Bureau County Circuit Clerk William S. Beneke ARDC #6182046 RUSSELL, ENGLISH, SCOMA & BENEKE, P.C. Ten Park Avenue West Princeton, IL 61356 (815) 875-4555 Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 14, 21 and 28, 2013.

RAIGAN JERNIGAN) dob: 10-11-2009 ) A Minor ) No. 2013-JA-6 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: Nathan Jernigan (Unknown Address) TAKE NOTICE THAT ON November 1, 2013, a Petition was filed under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 by Donna J. Engels, Assistant Bureau County State’s Attorney, in the Circuit Court of Bureau County entitled “ In The Interest Of Raigan Jernigan, A Minor” and that in Courtroom Number 110, at Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois on January 10, 2014, at 9:15 a.m., or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, an adjudicatory hearing will be held upon the petition to have the child declared to be a ward of the court under that Act. The Court has authority in this proceeding to take from you the custody and guardianship on the minor. Now, unless you appear at the hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and an order of judgment entered. /s/Mary C. Dremann Clerk of the Circuit Court Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 21, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS VILLAGE OF DEPUE, ) an Illinois Municipal Corporation, ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) CHERYL MARTINEZ, UNKNOWN OWNERS, ) and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, ) Defendants. ) No. 2013-MR-9 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause, the property hereinafter described, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy the judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder as follows: A. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for more information regarding the real estate are: Eric C. Bryant, Village President, Village of DePue, 111 W. Second St., P.O. Box 500, DePue, IL 61322; Telephone: (815) 447-2177. B. The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is 117 Lake St., DePue, IL 61322. C. The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 87 in the Village of DePue, Bureau County, Illinois; excepting therefrom the underlying coal and fireclay and the right to dig, mine and remove the same without entering upon the surface thereof. D. A description of the improvements on the real estate: None. E. The times specified in the judgment, if any, when the real estate may be inspected prior to sale: The property will not be open for inspection, and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. F. The time and place of the sale are January 29,

2014, at 9:30 a.m., in the main lobby of the Bureau County Courthouse, 700 S. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356. G. The terms of the sale are: This is an “AS IS” sale for cash. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down with cash or certified funds, and the balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours of the sale, and the required fee, if any, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. There will be no refunds. The real estate is subject to unpaid general real estate taxes, any unpaid special assessments, and to all easements, reservations and restrictions of record. JACOB J. FROST, ATTORNEY AT LAW Attorney for Plaintiff Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 21, 28, 2013 and Jan. 4, 2014.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) EVELYN JOYCE ) ROWE, ) DECEASED ) NO. 2013-P-106 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Evelyn Joyce Rowe. Letters of Office were issued to Dean Rowe of 12643 2450 East Street, Princeton, IL 61356, as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are Angel, Isaacson & Tracy, 111 Park Avenue East, Princeton, IL 61356. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, 700 South Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356, or with the Independent Executor, or both, on or before June 12, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the Independent Executor is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Independent Executor and to the attorneys within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 3rd day of December, 2013. Angel, Isaacson & Tracy Attorneys for Dean Rowe, Independent Executor 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE INTEREST ) OF )

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS VILLAGE OF DEPUE, ) an Illinois Municipal Corporation, ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) CHERYL MARTINEZ, UNKNOWN OWNERS, ) and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, ) Defendants. ) No. 2013-MR-9 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause, the property hereinafter described, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy the judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder as follows: A. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for more information regarding the real estate are: Eric C. Bryant, Village President, Village of DePue, 111 W. Second St., P.O. Box 500, DePue, IL 61322; Telephone: (815) 4472177. B. The common address and other commondescription, if any, of the real estate is 117 Lake St., DePue, IL 61322. C. The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 87 in the Village of DePue, Bureau County, Illinois; excepting therefrom the underlying coal and fireclay and the right to dig, mine and remove the same without entering upon the surface thereof. D. A description of the improvements on the real estate: None. E. The times specified in the judgment, if any, when the real estate may be inspected prior to sale: The property will not be open for inspection, and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. F. The time and place of the sale are January 29, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in the main lobby of the Bureau County Courthouse, 700 S. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356. G. The terms of the sale are: This is an “AS IS” sale for cash. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down with cash or certified funds, and the balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours of the sale, and the required fee, if any, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. There will be no refunds. The real estate is subject to unpaid general real estate taxes, any unpaid special assessments, and to all easements, reservations and restrictions of record. JACOB J. FROST, ATTORNEY AT LAW Attorney for Plaintiff Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 21, 28, 2013 and Jan. 4, 2014.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY PRINCETON, ILLINOIS FIRST STATE BANK ) Plaintiff, ) -v.) APIRAT CHAICHALAD, et al ) Defendant ) 12 CH 00111 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 17, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on December 30, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 412 BROADWAY STREET, PO BOX 836, DEPUE, IL 61322 Property Index No. 17-36-155-009. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 7949876. Please refer to file number 14-12-31252. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-31252 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 12 CH 00111 TJSC#: 33-25825 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I577205 Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 2013.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK OF KEWANEE, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) DOTTIE M. KULON, ) UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD ) CLAIMANTS, ) Defendants. ) No. 13-CH-44 [Mortgage Foreclosure] NOTICE OF COURT SALE [Code Civ. Proc. §15-1507] PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause, the property hereinafterdescribed, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. 1. The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Craig Lindstrom Peoples National Bank of Kewanee 207 North Tremont Street P.O. Box 387 Kewanee, IL 61443 Telephone: (309) 853-3333 2. The common address of the real estate is: 116 N. Main Street Ohio, IL 61349 3. The legal description of the real estate is: North Half of Lot Twelve (12) in Block Four (4) in the Village of Ohio, formerly known as the Village of Albrecht, all lying and being situated in the County of Bureau, in the State of Illinois 4. Description of Improvements: Commercial property 5. The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale unless arrangements are made with Mr. Lindstrom. 6. The date and time of the sale is: January 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. 7. The sale will be conducted by the Bureau County Sheriff in the lobby of the Bureau County Courthouse. 8. The terms of the sale are: This is an “as is” sale for “cash”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds at time of sale with balance to be paid, by certified funds, in full within 24 hours from the time of sale upon delivery of possession and warranty deed. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Real estate taxes to be prorated to date of closing. Any statements made at time of sale will supersede any previously advertised or announced. 9. Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 21, 28, 2013 and Jan. 4, 2014.

OF ILLINOIS Property Index Number: 14-19-454-014 Commonly known as: 446 Mill Road, Sheffield, Illinois; Nature of Instrument: Mortgage Date of Mortgage: February 4, 2000 Name of Mortgagor: Gilson Snyder and Nancy Snyder, as joint tenants, and Michael Compell and Suzan Compell, as joint tenants Original Mortgagee: Amcore Bank, N.A. Current Mortgagee: BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Date and place of recording: February 7, 2000, with the Bureau County Recorder Identification of mortgage: 2000R00661 and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of this Court at the Courthouse in Princeton, Illinois, on or before January 13, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court, this 6 day of December , 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County, Illinois Plaintiff’s Name: BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Angela C. Wikgren (ARDC # 6300372) Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa Address: 330 N. Wabash, Suite 1700 City & State Zip: Chicago, IL 60611 Telephone: (312) 755-3187 Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 14, 21 and 28, 2013.

POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-31252. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-31252 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 12 CH 00111 TJSC#: 33-25825 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I577205 Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 2013.

Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled Court, in said cause, on September 27, 2013, John E. Thompson, Sheriff of Bureau County, will on January 8, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at 700 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the following described real estate situated in Bureau County, Illinois, commonly known 204 Canal Street, LaMoille, IL 61330, Property Index No. 05-24-431-010. A tract of land being all of Lot 104 and all of Lot 105 except the West 57 feet of the said Lot 105 in the Village of LaMoille, Bureau County, Illinois, said exception being more particularly bounded and described as follows and bearings are for the purpose of description only: Beginning at an iron rod at the Northwest Corner of said Lot 105; thence South 80 degrees 59 minutes 31 seconds East along the North Line of said Lot 105, a distance of 57.00 feet to an iron rod; thence South 09 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds West, 57 feet Easterly of and parallel with the West Line of said Lot 105, a distance of 123.44 feet to an iron rod on the South line of said Lot 105; thence North 81 degrees 04 minutes 07 seconds West, along the South Line of said Lot 105, a distance of 57.00 feet to an iron rod at the Southwest Corner of said Lot 105; thence North 09 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds East, along the West Line of said Lot 105, a distance of 123.52 feet to the Place of Beginning, in Bureau County, Illinois. The property is subject to general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and easements and restrictions of record and unpaid water bills. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Sale terms: This is an ”AS IS” sale for “cash.” The successful bidder must deposit ten (10%) down by cash or certified funds and the balance of the purchase price prior to the date of confirmation of sale. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The real estate is residential real estate. The property will not be open for inspection. The judgment was $96,837.47. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file to verify this information. For information, contact Plaintiff’s Attorney: Todd L. Martin, Martin Law Office, 812 Washington, P.O. Box 177, Mendota, IL 61342-0177, (815) 5393711. Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT –BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A., successor-in- ) interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance ) Corporation, as Receiver for Amcore Bank, ) N.A., ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) GILSON SNYDER, A/K/A GIL SNYDER; ) NANCY SNYDER, MICHAEL J. COMPELL; ) SUZAN J. COMPELL; UNKNOWN OWNERS ) AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, ) Defendants. ) Case No. 13 CH 106 Property Address: 446 Mill Road, Sheffield PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO DEFENDANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, in the above entitled action that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant(s) therein and praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises described as follows, to-wit: A PART OF LOT 5 IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 19; TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE VILLAGE OF SHEFFIELD DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 5 AT A POINT 256 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5; AND FROM THEN NORTH 244 FEET; THENCE EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 244 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 5; AND THENCE WEST ON THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 5, A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU IN THE STATE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY - PRINCETON, ILLINOIS FIRST STATE BANK ) Plaintiff, ) -v.- ) APIRAT CHAICHALAD, et al ) Defendant ) 12 CH 00111 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 17, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 11:30 a.m. on December 30, 2013, at the office of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Ave. West, PRINCETON, IL, 61356, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOTS 8, 9, 10 AND 11 IN BLOCK 3 IN KEIM’S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF DEPUE; EXCEPT THE UNDERLYING COAL AND MINERALS AND THE RIGHT TO DIG, MINE AND REMOVE THE SAME WITHOUT ENTERING UPON OR OCCUPYING ANY PART OF THE SURFACE THEREOF, SITUATED IN BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 412 BROADWAY STREET, PO BOX 836, DEPUE, IL 61322 Property Index No. 17-36-155-009. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A., successor-in- ) interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance ) Corporation, as Receiver for Amcore Bank, ) N.A., ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) GILSON SNYDER, A/K/A GIL SNYDER; ) NANCY SNYDER, MICHAEL COMPELL; ) SUZAN COMPELL; UNKNOWN OWNERS ) AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, ) Defendants. ) Case No. 13 CH 105 Property Address: 525 Park St., Sheffield PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO DEFENDANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, in the above entitled action that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant(s) therein and praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT NUMBER 3 IN BLOCK 36 IN THE SOUTH ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF SHEFFIELD, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BUREAU AND STATE OF ILLINOIS Property Index Number: 14-19-351-006 Common Address: 525 Park St., Sheffield, Illinois Nature of Instrument: Mortgage Date of Mortgage: August 28, 1999 Name of Mortgagor: Gilson Snyder and Nancy Snyder, as joint tenants as to an undivided 1/2 interest, and Michael Compell and Suzan Compell, as joint tenants as to an undivided 1/2 interest Original Mortgagee: Amcore Mortgage Inc. Current Mortgagee: BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Date and place of recording: August 30, 1999, with the Bureau County Recorder; Identification of mortgage: Document Number 995711, Book 962, Page 86; and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of this Court at the Courthouse in Princeton, Illinois, on or before January 13, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court, this 6 day of December, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bureau County, Illinois Plaintiff’s Name: BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Angela C. Wikgren (ARDC # 6300372) Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa Address: 330 N. Wabash, Suite 1700 City & State Zip: Chicago, IL 60611 Telephone: (312) 755-3187 Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec. 14, 21 and 28, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST STATE BANK, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) JASON L. READ, ) Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, ) Defendants. ) No. 13-CH-36 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST STATE BANK, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) JASON L. READ, ) Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, ) Defendants. ) No. 13-CH-36 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled Court, in said cause, on September 27, 2013, John E. Thompson, Sheriff of Bureau County, will on January 8, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at 700 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the following described real estate situated in Bureau County, Illinois, commonly known 204 Canal Street, LaMoille, IL 61330, Property Index No. 05-24-431-010. The property is subject to general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and easements and restrictions of record and unpaid water bills. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Sale terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “cash.” The successful bidder must deposit ten (10%) down by cash or certified funds and the balance of the purchase price prior to the date of confirmation of sale. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The real estate is residential real estate. The property will NOT be open for inspection. The judgment was $96,837.47. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file to verify this information. For information, contact Plaintiff’s Attorney: Todd L. Martin, Martin Law Office, 812 Washington, P.O. Box 177, Mendota, IL 613420177, (815) 539-3711. Published in the Bureau County Republican Dec 7, 14 and 21, 2013.


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In the holiday spirit Above, the annual all-church Christmas and candy sale was held Dec. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton. Cookies and candies were sold by the pound. At right, Mercii Porter takes part in a craft project Dec. 14 during an event at Colonial Hall in Princeton. The event also included a visit with Santa.

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Winter fun Kailey Moore (right) and Ryan Williams bundle up for some fun in the snow during last weekend’s snowfall. Area children had lots of opportunities for getting good use of their snow pants and boots. Another 1 to 4 inches of snow is expected this weekend, according to WQAD meteorologist James Zahara.

5-day Planner Today

Tonight

High 33

Low 28

Sunday

High 28

Monday

Low 4 High 9

Tuesday

Low -4 High 23

Weekly weather One year ago

Low

Prec.

High

.03

Dec. 19

41

30

Records

High

Low

Low

Prec.

38

33

.28

50 (1988)

-17 (1983)

Dec. 18

39

14

0

45

32

0

58 (1984)

-15 (1983)

Dec. 17

33

19

TS

37

21

0

54 (1977)

-10 (1951)

Dec. 16

18

10

1S

48

31

0

58 (1984)

-13 (1951)

Dec. 15

16

9

1.S

49

39

.28

58 (1971)

-15 (1989)

Dec. 14

29

16

2S

47

28

0

62 (1975)

-8 (1985)

Dec. 13

29

11

2S

48

31

0

61 (1975)

-8 (1958)

Source: National Weather Service Reporting Station, Princeton asterisk means new record temperature

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