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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bridge work ahead! By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

PRINCETON – Bureau and LaSalle counties will receive $5.8 million for two bridge replacement projects in the new year, with the bulk of the money going for the Bureau County project. Gov. Pat Quinn made the announcement last week, on Dec. 19, saying the $5.8 million for the bridge projects in Bureau and LaSalle counties is part of the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! Capital construction program. The projects will be overseen by the Illinois Department of Transportation. “Replacing these key bridges will make transportation safer and more efficient in north central Illinois,” Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy.” In Bureau County, the bridges carrying Interstate 80 over the Hennepin Canal, about one mile west of the Route 40 interchange, will be replaced, at a project cost of $5,233,01. The project has been awarded to D Construction, Inc. of Coal City, the lower of two bidders. The project will also involve the construction of crossovers, so traffic can continue to flow during the work, as well as the resurfacing along Interstate 80 in the vicinity of the project, Quinn said.

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New laws on health issues Medical marijuana, tanning beds for teens and more By Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law several pieces of legislation geared to impact the health and well-being of Illinois residents in a positive way. Probably the most-publicized healthrelated new law deals with the use of medical marijuana. The new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, but probably won’t be ready for implementation for several more months.

On Aug. 1, Quinn signed the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act” into law, making Illinois the 20th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana. The new law covers a list of 33 defined medical conditions, including cancer, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. On Monday, Perry Memorial Hospital President/CEO Rex Conger said the individual physician would make the decision whether a patient’s treatment should include the use of medical marijuana. How-

ever, smoking medical marijuana on hospital property would not be allowed because there is already a state law prohibiting any smoking on hospital property, which would trump the medical marijuana law, Conger said. Further looking into the new law, Conger said the Illinois Hospital Association has released information on the four-year pilot program. Though smoking is not allowed on any hospital or health care facility under the Smoke Free Illinois Act, hospitals

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Battling bitter cold with holiday rush! Grant Blakey of the U.S. Princeton Postal Service loads his mail carrier bright and early on Christmas Eve morning. With the lingering zero-degree temperatures, the carriers bundled up with earmuffs, hats, heavy coats, extra layers and sturdy walking boots with anticipation to make it through the final delivery day before Christmas. While the day tends to be a busy one for mail carriers, Blakey noted he starts to see a decrease in the amount of mail leading up until Christmas.

Looking back on 2013 Compiled by Donna Barker dbarker@bcrnews.com

Editor’s note: This is another segment in a series that looks back on some of the headlines in Bureau County during 2013. March 2: Princeton Christian Academy’s Sophia Brandenburg snags the county’s spelling bee championship

title, making it her second consecutive win in the annual Bureau County Spelling Bee. Brandenburg, an eighthgrader, defeated 22 fellow contestants during four rounds of competition held at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. Runner-up was Conner Whitten, an eighth-grader from Cherry Grade School. March 5: With win-

ter months slowly moving past, it seems so is the flu season. Deb Piper of the Bureau/ Putnam County Health Department says although the number of flu cases is slowing down, it’s still uncertain when the cases will be cleared. The flu season started early this year, mid-November, and has been a more severe season throughout the coun-

try, though considered moderate in Illinois, she said. March 7: An early morning blaze at Habanero’s Mexican Grill and Cantina in Princeton leaves the downtown restaurant in complete shambles. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the state fire marshal. Princeton Fire Chief Chuck Woolley says a passerby noti-

fied authorities the South Main Street business was on fire. Mutual aid was provided by an estimated 13 neighboring fire departments. March 9: Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson announces he will not seek re-election in November 2014. Thompson, a Democrat from Ladd, is serving his third term in office, having been first elected sheriff

in November 2002 when he defeated incumbent sheriff Bill Rosenow, a Republican from Sheffield. Thompson says he decided not to seek reelection for personal reasons in the sense that he has developed opinions about government and its methodologies which makes it difficult to continue as sheriff.

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Seeking Sources Old Man Winter has us shivering, but a good pot of soup or stew is sure to take off the seasonal chill. Casseroles offer the same trick, as do great pasta, rice and other comfort food to soothe our cold souls. Recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at judyd2313@frontier.com. You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsimon@ bcrnews.com. Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. •••

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Too cold for outdoor adventures! Alexander Park in Princeton remained quiet this week as cold temperatures apparently kept area children indoors. Early Tuesday morning, the marquee at the adjoining Bureau County Metro Center (above photo) doesn’t give much hope for a warmer day, with starting temperatures at a negative 7 degrees. Fortunately, Bureau County temperatures are expected to reach into the “balmy” mid 20s for the next couple days before reaching a potential “heat wave” of 35 degrees on Friday and Saturday.

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In LaSalle County, the bridge carrying Route 71 over a tributary of the Fox River will be replaced, at a cost of $567,905. The project has been awarded to Stark Excavating Inc.

of Bloomington, the lowest of three bidders. Local state Representative Don Moffitt thanked the governor for the release of the needed funds to upgrade these bridges. “These projects continue in our efforts to make Illinois a safer place to live and travel,”

Moffitt said. “Repair of these bridges shows the importance of having a capital bill for Illinois. It also shows why we will need additional capital building programs in the future as there are even more bridges in need of repair.” Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.


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Warrant issued in SV shooting By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Police have obtained an arrest warrant for one of two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting of a 22-year-old Ladd male that took place early Friday morning. Joshua E. Nelson, 19,

presumed to be living in Chicago, is wanted for home invasion. The suspect is reported to be 5-foot, 7-inches tall and weigh 160 pounds. He reportedly is of Hispanic descent with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information can call Spring Valley Police at 815-

663-2351, or callers can remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 800-340-4045. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest. After further investigation, police have come to the conclusion the shooting took place at 505 W. Cleveland

St., Spring Valley. The cause of the shooting has been linked to an alleged drug deal. The victim of the shooting was treated at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley and was released on Dec. 20. The investigation into the case continues. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

SV buys St. Paul property By Goldie Currie gcurrie@bcrnews.com

SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Council has authorized the purchase of property located at 202 E. St. Paul St. for $1 from Central Illinois Real Estate Holdings Co. City attorney Jim Andreoni explained on Monday the process has been slow because he is going through every necessary step to make sure the city gets a “clean title” from the title company. Once the city has the title, Andreoni will then get the deed from Bureau County for the 200 E. St. Paul St. property. “That should be much cheaper than me going

to court and getting an order to condemn the property because all that would give us is a judgment lien, and we’d have to foreclose our judgment lien to get title of the property,” he said. “This is a quicker and cleaner way of getting it done.” Andreoni reported he has been going back and forth with the title company and believes there have been subsequent taxes that have not been paid after Central Illinois Real Estate Holding Co. took the deed to the property. “I’m treating this as if it was a purchase because we’re going to have to spend some money taking those buildings down,” he explained. “I don’t want to take the deed and take

the buildings down and then go to sell the property at some point in the future, and the title company raises an objection,” he said. Once the city has the deed to both properties, they will then begin looking at bids to tear down the buildings. Andreoni said the property at 200 E. St. Paul St. has to come down based on a previous study of the structure of the building and the 202 E. St. Paul St. property would most likely cost more to bring it up to code then to tear it down. Once the buildings are down, the city will then figure out how they want to use the properties. Alderman Dan McFadden confirmed the cost for taking down the build-

ings will be covered by the city’s TIF (Tax Increment Financing) funds. In other news, the council authorized upgrade pay of assistant street Superintendent Jeff Norton to street superintendent. The city’s current street superintendent John Schultz has retired from the position but has not yet submitted a resignation letter. Mayor Walt Marini confirmed he is technically on vacation until the middle of March, and could come back to the position if he wishes, unless he submits a letter. Norton will resume his responsibilities until the council can appoint him to the position in March. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Wrapping up the year in Buda Mayor, board discuss a variety of topics By Andrew Fisher news@bcrnews.com

BUDA — The Buda Village Board wrapped up its last meeting of the year Monday night by offering to sell the village’s old snow plow truck to the highest bidder. After reviewing bids received for the old snowplow, the village accepted an offer from Four Some Storage of Buda for $6,676. The next closest bid was $5,555. The village will transfer the title and accept the amount before the weekend is out. Village Mayor Jeff Bitting also informed the council that village Superintendent Duane Roberts says the village’s big water pump needs some repairs. The big pump is making a loud clunking sound when it kicks in to start pushing water through the pipe system. The cost to fix the pump is estimated at $1,400. Roberts believes the clunking sound is the result of a check valve in

the process of failing. Board members who have heard the clunking sound said it sounds kind of creepy. Bitting notified the board he received a complaint text from a concerned neighbor who was awoken by a semi-truck diesel engine running from 5:30 to 7 a.m. on a recent morning. Bitting said he forwarded the complaint to the village police officer who will speak to the owner of the truck. At the conclusion of formal business, council members expressed surprise the village had no business to transact regarding payment of bills. Village treasurer Virginia Bollinger said after seeing the results of the more recent snow removal effort, it is obvious the village of Buda has the best cleaned streets in Illinois. She said that was because the village had a good snowplow and a good a man behind the plow. In a related development, the village office also received calls from several Sheffield residents interested about the new Buda snow plow. Looking back on the board’s work over the past year, Bitting said he was

pleased about getting the ATV ordinance passed. He added the ordinance seems to be working as expected. The mayor also expressed gratitude the water treatment grant process is progressing and hasn’t stalled on anything. He also noted he is more than happy that a pedestrian walk over the railroad tracks on Main Street was completed within the past two weeks. Bitting said he was displeased about losing the supplemental grant to aid in the water project this year, but the village understood it was long shot.

Village board plans for the near future are to get over all the hurdles necessary to get the new well up and serving the community by 2015. The mayor also hopes to see the railroad track crossing issue on Main Street resolved in 2014. Lastly, board member Pete DeFreezer noted has he never seen a board and mayor that worked so well together. He sees the village being able to tackle further tasks as needed. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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Laws From Page 1 can adopt their policies to allow, restrict or prohibit the use of medical use of cannabis-infused products. The Department of Public Health, Department of Agriculture and Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will develop the processes and rules to implement the new law, which could take several months. There is a lot of work that needs to be completed before the new law can be implemented, Conger said. In other new healthrelated legislation, the list of impairments that qualify a person as disabled has been expanded to include mobility limitation resulting from cancer or its treatment. Also, the custodian of another person can now petition the court to institutionalize the person and allow police officers to take the person directly to the institution, instead of a hospital. Also, health care providers in health care facilities

are now required by law to wear an identification badge. In education/health legislation, public school teacher and counselor training has been extended to include signs of mental illness. Another new law states any public school sex-education course offered to sixththrough 12th-grade students must cover both abstinence and contraception. Another new law prohibits the use of indoor tanning beds by young people under the age of 18 years of age. The current law bans those under age 14 from UV tanning, but allows minors between 14 and 17 to tan with a parent’s permission. In August, when he signed the tanning bill into law, Quinn said the goal of the new tanning law is to spare young people and their families from the consequences of serious and preventable health problems that could be caused by tanning at a young age. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Illinois State Police roadside check DALZELL — The Illinois State Police District 17 announced the results of a roadside safety check held during the late evening hours of Dec. 20 and the early morning hours of Dec. 21 on Route 6 at the Dalzell Blacktop. Violations includ-

ed five written warnings for registration offenses; one citation and four written warnings for driver’s license offenses; one citation for occupant restraint offense; one arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol; and one citation for other alcohol/drug offenses.

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Dixon’s check arrives Mayor: Panel to advise on how to spend $9.2 million By Matt Mencarini Shaw Media Service

DIXON – Dixon received a $9.2 million check in the mail on Monday, Mayor Jim Burke said. The check is the city’s portion of money from the sale of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s property, which was auctioned off by the U.S. Marshals Service in December 2012. The $9.2 million will be put into the capital development fund, Burke said. A strategic planning committee will be formed with the help of Napervillebased Sikich, to determine projects for the money. That conversation will likely happen after the city’s budget discussions, which will start in January, Burke said, adding the city will have a year to cash the check, which arrived via U.S. standard mail. The Marshals Service sold five properties, a luxury motorhome, more than 400 quarter horses, a jewelry collection, and other personal assets for a total of $12.2 million, according to a Dec. 19 news release. After court-ordered claims and expenses, the city’s share is $9.2 million, the release said. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

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2013 From Page 1 March 12: The Ladd Community School District is one of 64 school districts in Illinois selected for a pilot program to evaluate kindergarten students for school readiness. Ladd Superintendent Michelle Zeko says she’s excited for this opportunity for Ladd to participate in the statewide Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) pilot project. March 14: The Bureau County Board wrestles again with what kind of resolution they want to sign in support of concealed weapon legislation in Illinois. Board member Robin Rediger presents information on six concealed carry bills being considered by Springfield legislators. After board discussion, Rediger says he will come back to next month’s meeting with a more general resolution showing the county’s support of concealed carry legislation and also requesting a portion of the application fee remain in the county for administrative costs. March 16: DePue High School students announce they will present their environmental project results to the Illinois Lake Management Association at Illinois State University. During the last couple years, the DePue student environmental group has developed a method to encapsulate and immobilize contaminates in soil, sediment, sludge and waste piles. The challenge was sparked after students tested and found high levels of heavy metals in the topsoil of residential areas in DePue, the students said. March 19: Bureau County Clerk Kami Hieronymus confirms Walnut village president candidate Robert Brasen and Walnut village trustee candi-

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An early morning fire on March 7 left a Princeton Main Street business — Habanero’s Mexican Grill & Cantina — a total loss. At the time of the blaze, the cause was undetermined. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the Princeton restaurant and called authorities. date Lori Wilkinson have withdrawn their names from the April 9 consolidated election ballot. Both Brasen and Wilkinson are incumbents to the Walnut Village Board. Brasen says he does not agree with the infrastructure within the village government. Wilkinson says there is division on the board, and she does not feel all members have the best interest of the residents in mind. March 21: The voters of Cherry and the school board decide they want their students to go to Dimmick. Cherry Superintendent Jim Boyle says the process has begun to pursue a consolidation agreement with the Dimmick School District. A combination of evaporating state aid, shrinking property values and declining enrollment had led the Cherry board to pursue closing the school at the end of the 2013-14 school year. March 23: After eight years of praying and planning, the new WUNT Christian radio station will go on air at 1 p.m. Sunday, broadcasting from its Sheffield site.

Program Director Paul Butler says WUNT 88.3 FM will go on air with a special one-hour program featuring prayers for the dedication of the station, interviews with staff and board members, and music. March 26: Princeton native Ben Parr is named by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” in technology and applications. In the recent Forbes Magazine announcement, Parr is photographed with Matt Schlicht and Mazy Kazerooni as co-founders of #DominateFund, a new seed-stage capital fund

investment firm which focuses on its Hollywood connections. March 28: The Princeton Elementary School Board votes to dismiss 25 employees from next year’s school year through a Reduction in Force action, though a good number of those employees could be rehired if funding allows. The PES Board votes to dismiss with regret the entire staff of the Bright Beginnings/ Early Childhood preschool program, as well as 10 teachers aides and two teachers in the elementary/junior high buildings.

March 30: Bureau County learns it will have more than $3 million worth of road work done this spring and summer when Gov. Pat Quinn announces $486 million in road and bridge projects. Local projects include a $2.5 million project on Route 6, beginning east of Sheffield to Hazelwood Drive in Wyanet; a $500,000 update to the Great Sauk Trail rest area on Interstate 80 west of Princeton; and a $254,000 surface treatment project from the Manlius corporate limits to County Highway B.

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Police reports Spring Valley Police Truancy

A 15-year-old boy of Spring Valley was charged with truancy in Hall High School at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 17.

Hit and run accident

Following an investigation into a hit and run accident, Jermaine A. Bray, 33, of Ladd was charged with no valid driver’s license, improper backing and leaving the scene of an accident in the 200 block of West Cleveland Street at 8:42 p.m. Dec. 16. He was also picked up on a Lee County warrant for failure to appear for contempt of court.

Accidents

A two vehicle accident involving Gary L. Bruch, 57, of Magnolia and Mark J. Wallin, 48, of Peru occurred on East Saint Paul Street near Greenwood Street at 3:22 p.m. Dec. 17. Bruch was charged with improper backing. A vehicle driven by Crystal Reyes-Melendez, 22, of Spring Valley slid on ice and struck a parked vehicle owned by Rebecca J. Beyer, 42, of Spring Valley on East Erie Street near Spalding Street at 4:57 p.m. Dec. 21. A two-vehicle accident involving Steven D.

Muller, 30, of Spring Valley and Mirella Barriga, 35, of Spring Valley occurred on Route 89 near the Walmart Distribution entrance road at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 18. Muller was charged with driving too fast for conditions. A vehicle driven by Gabrielle A. Lesman, 32, of LaSalle struck a parked vehicle driven by Julie L. Marusich, 52, of Spring Valley on Power Street near Dakota Street at 2:43 p.m. Dec. 18. Lesman was charged with improper backing. A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Thomas Tonozzi, 66, of Spring Valley and Marilyn Brown, 71, of Spring Valley in the 800 block of West First Street near Terry Street at 9:50 a.m. Dec. 18. A one-vehicle accident involving Julia E. Lokosis, 77, of Spring Valley occurred on U.S. 6 near Old North Road at 8:53 p.m. Dec. 13. A two-vehicle accident involving Cale S. Krysiak, 35, of Seatonville and Isreal Serrano, 22, of DePue occurred on Dakota Street near Richards Street at 7:53 p.m. Dec. 14. Krysiak was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions.

Warrant arrest

Justin R. Sedam, 20, of Spring Valley was picked up in his residence at 211 N. Strong St. at 7:31 a.m. Dec. 23 on a LaSalle County warrant for failure to appear for theft.

Meeting Minutes Illinois Valley Community College OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College has a new leader of its humanities, fine arts and social sciences division — Brian R. Holloway, formerly of Drury University in Springfield, Mo. Holloway, who earned his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Illinois, was the interim assistant vice president of academic affairs for graduate studies at Drury. He also worked formerly as associate vice president for arts and sciences, among other roles at Mountain State University in Beckley, W.Va. The new dean taught at Mountain State, the College of West Virginia in Beckley, Parkland College in Champaign, the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Holloway’s Ph.D. dissertation was titled, “Temptation in Shakespeare’s Plays.” A prolific writer, Holloway has authored three books, many academic articles, poems and stories and delivered more than 25 academic presentations. “The breadth of Dr. Holloway‘s work in the humanities and fine arts divisions at varied colleges and universities, in combination with his experience in graduate and continuing studies impressed the selection committee,” said Vice President for Learning and Student Development Lori Scroggs. “We also appreciated his advocacy regarding the role of the humanities, fine arts and social sciences in preparing today’s students to be thoughtful and insightful citizens.” In other business, the board approved: • Adoption of an $11.2 million tax levy that will result in an estimated total tax rate of .3663, an increase of 3.6 percent over 2012. “This is due to a decrease in EAV and the higher additional tax rate levy,” said Vice President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema. The college anticipates an overall 2.5 percent decline in EAV. The anticipated tax extension is $117,194 higher than 2012 but $126,714 less than 2011. IVCC will submit the levy to county clerks this week. • The addition of a security officer near the reception desk inside the main entrance for the Peter Miller Community Technology Center. G4S Secure Solutions will charge the college $18.10 per hour for the contract position. • Setting its 2014 meetings at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month on Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. • Retaining closed session meeting minutes and destruction of verbatim audiotapes from closed sessions from June 2010 to May 2012. • Purchase of Palo Alto Networks’ PA-3020 Firewalls, annual licenses and IT consulting services by Burwood Group for $53,540. “Internet use continues to grow as more faculty utilize streaming video and other online content in their classes,” said IVCC President Jerry Corcoran. The board learned: • Political science instructor Amanda Cook-

Fesperman will return from sabbatical to teach this spring. • Christine Blaydes, certified nurse assistant (CNA) program coordinator, since spring 2011, will be recognized in February for having earned tenure. • There were change orders of $2,711 for the Cultural Centre stage replacement and $283 for the exterior concrete stairs project. • Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas L. Kilbride of Rock Island will keynote IVCC’s 48th annual commencement May 17. • Asbestos abatement of East Campus Buildings 6, 11 and 12 will begin Jan. 13 with demolition scheduled to start Feb. 3. • Mennie Machine Co. is helping IVCC move lab equipment into the CTC. “This will save the college a substantial amount of money,” said Corcoran. “We are very appreciative of the generous support of Cheryl and Dave Mennie on this project.” • LaSalle County Regional Office of Education members recently toured the technology center. In a presentation to ROE superintendents and principals, IVCC Dean of English, Math and Education Marianne Dzik discussed the innovative fast-track math and English programs IVCC is implementing and director of institutional research Amy Smith showed the placement and performance reports IVCC can prepare for each high school when provided student names and birthdates.  • Project Success, IVCC’s federally-funded TRiO program, earned a maximum 15 points in a recent assessment of students’ persistence, good academic standing, associate degrees or certificates earned and transfers to four-year institutions. This fall, the program is serving 162 low-income, disabled and first-generation students.

Ladd Village Board LADD — The Ladd Village Board met in regular session on Dec. 19 and conducted the following business: • Approved Spring Green’s proposal of $1,581.71 for vegetation and weed control at the wastewater treatment plant lagoons, Kennedy Park ball diamonds and War Memorial Park. The board authorized the pre-payment of the invoice, resulting in a 5 percent discount. • Authorized payment of bills in the amount of $153,010.86. • Accepted the November 2013 treasurer’s report. • Heard two of the village’s part-time police officers have been fired as full time by other departments. Amy Hutchisson will be working for the Mendota Police Department, and Israel Ramos was hired as police chief in Fairbury. • Directed the renewal of all 30-day CDs. • Heard North Central Bank has donated a new electronic scoreboard for the Little League ball diamond. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the village hall. 

Obituary Donna McQueen PRINCETON — Donna Mae McQueen, 75, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 10, 1938, in Sheboygan, Wis., to Conrad and Marie (Kruthoff) Kaiser, she married Ronald McQueen April 16, 2004, in Rockton. He survives. She graduated from Sheboygan Central Donna High School in 1957. She was a dietician at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, McQueen retiring in 2004. She was a member of Hampshire Colony Congregational Church. Also surviving are three children, Steve (Deb) Searle of Grant Park, Tim Searle of Riverton and Tracy (Quint) Quiram of Princeton; two grandchildren, Jacob and Taylor Quiram; four stepchildren, Theodore Van Cura of Janesville, Wis., Tambra Van Cura of Janesville, Wis., Kandi (Chad) Reuter of Afton, Wis., and Daphne McQueen of Janesville, Wis.; seven stepgrandchildren; and one brother, Richard Kaiser of Sheboygan, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter and one brother, Johnny. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hampshire Colony Congregational Church with the Rev. Sarah Gladstone officiating. Burial will be private and at a later date. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements.

At the courthouse Marriage licenses Brian J. Withrow of Ladd to Rebecca R. Abel of Ladd. Christian R. Nelling of Spring Valley to Amy J. Merkley of Spring Valley. Luke DeLong of LaMoille to Bethany Zuleger of Oakdale, Minn.

Divorce George Glover of Princeton and Norma L. (Solderilla) Legarra of Lima, Peru; married Dec. 12, 2012; divorced Dec. 10, 2013.

Traffic court Driving on revoked license — James K. Skaggs Jr., 47, of Walnut. Failure to reduce speed — Irina V. Kim, 18, of Princeton; a 16-year-old female of Wyanet. Improper traffic lane usage — John E. Kotzmanis, 80, of Spring Valley.

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Goodbye Christmas, Hello New Year’s Eve! As a kid, I used to hate these couple days following Christmas. I always felt a little lost and confused. A holiday we had just spent one, long month revving up for was suddenly over. No more waiting for Santa; no COMMENTARY more fresh Christmas cookies; no more Christmas movies on TV; and no more pretty Christmas tree in the living room. Luckily, I always cheered up pretty quick as we switched gears into the next best celebration — New Year’s Eve. I’m not sure how my childhood friend and I started our own crazy tradition of taking turns spending New Year’s Eve at one another’s house, but it became one that lasted until we were in our early 20s. It started off as just two young girls spending the night, watching movies, eating snacks at each other’s house. At that time, I don’t even think we stayed awake until 10 p.m. But as we got older and started to realize “the real fun” came at midnight, we started staying up later, until we made it all the way through the Dick Clark show. As we moved into our teens, we got more creative with things to do throughout the day and night of celebration and shenanigans. We’d kick New Year’s Eve off early making our own homemade confetti out of construction paper, and party poppers out of twisted recycled toilet paper rolls and tissue paper. Our moms always prepared the best “finger foods,” which we chowed down throughout the day and into the night. We’d move the living room furniture around to create dance floors for when out favorite “boy bands” performed at the big Rockefeller Center party on TV. As the night would draw closer to midnight, we’d get more rowdy; our boom box radios got a little louder; and our dancing got more “funkier.” And when the time would finally arrive, we’d get into position in the very front row at the TV, as the clock would tick down to one minute until the ball drop. We’d prepare our poppers and started to scream as we counted 10, 9, 8, 7 … We’d hug each other and shout a little louder. 6, 5, 4, 3, pick up popper, 2, 1 … HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’d always shout at the top of lungs as we’d yank apart our poppers and throw confetti all around our parents’ living rooms (we always promised clean-up duty the next morning). One year, her parents, I’m sure a little reluctantly, let us take pots and pans outside and bang them together at midnight as we welcomed neighbors into the New Year. While these “hoppin’ parties” only consisted of the two of us on that one night, the times we shared and the many hilarious memories we made, will never be forgotten. When I look back at those crazy nights, they are filled with no worries, no cares, just laughter, Chex mix and that famous strawberry-kiwi punch. We “lived it up,” as they say. Eventually my childhood friend and I went off on different career pathways and began to live different lives, which unfortunately have since kept us a part on New Year’s Eve in our adulthood. While I feel so lucky to have been able to experience such great memories as a kid, I now have a hard time attempting to “beat the fun” we had as just two teenage girls. These years, as the clock ticks down closer to midnight, I always look back, think about where and what my friend might be doing, and for a minute, place us together in her parents’ living throwing confetti and dancing around like fools. While I’m sure it’s completely unacceptable for a 25 year old to go screaming up and down the driveway banging pots and pans together, a part of me just feels the urge to do just that this year. I’m sure my quiet neighborhood would not appreciate it, but hey, New Year’s Eve only comes one night out the year… Right? BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie can be reached at gcurrie@bcrnews.com.

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corn on the cob, fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans and a chocolate milkshake. If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: A library. What is your favorite local restaurant: JT’s Tavern in Cherry.

Eileen Pinter (Hahn) City: Cherry. Where did you grow up: On a farm between Cherry and Zearing with my parents, four brothers and one sister. Family: Husband (deceased), two sons, one daughter, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren (one deceased) and three great-great-grandchildren. Pets: Currently none. Occupation: Retired from St. Margaret’s Hospital Dietary Department and retired as library aide at Cherry Grade School; currently librarian at Cherry Public Library.

What is the last song you listened to: “’You Never Walk Alone” by Elvis Presley. What is the last book you read: “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: First I would put some in my savings, give some to my family, and the rest would go to the Cherry United Church of Christ, the Holy Trinity Church, the fire department and the library. People would be surprised to know that you: As a child I “showed” hogs at the Bureau County Fair, and at the age of 52, I earned my GED.

What is the last television show you watched: “Dancing with the Stars.”

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: The friendship and helpfulness of the community.

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

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: Keep the Cherry Grade School.

TO Letters THE Editor

Three time bombs in our lives To the Editor, The Message of Garabandal dealt with the three time bombs that will occur in our lifetime. First comes the Warning, then the Great Miracle and finally the Chastisement. Conchita has stated the Warning is like two stars that crash and make a lot of noise and a lot of light, “in the sky,” but they don’t fall down to Earth. It’s something that’s not going to hurt us, she said,  but we are going to witness this phenomenon. At that moment we are going to see our conscience. We are going to see the wrong that we are doing and the good that we are not doing. One wonders if what Conchita recounts about the Warning is similar to what Father Malachi Martin is quoted as saying, “I think the big factor is what happens in the skies.” He kept saying, “Keep your eyes on the skies.” Father Malachi was one of the few humans on the planet who had read the Third Secret of Fatima. He said the apostasy in the church was the backdrop or context of the THIRD SECRET. But this spiritual chastisement was part of the punishment God would inflict on us, if Our Lady’s requests were not obeyed. He is also quoted as saying, cardinals, bishops and priests are falling like leaves into Hell. Faith will disappear from countries and continents, and many people will give up in despair. Things will get so bad that if Our Lady did not step in, no one would be saved.

I predict that in a short time our adoration chapel will not hold all the people who will come to pray, when the people, through the “illumination of their conscience” realize the wickedness of their ways. There will be an increase in church participation and no longer will churches be closed. In fact churches will not hold those who come to pray. To understand more about these statements check the many websites of Garabandal 2017 and also Father Malachi Martin.     Carlo Olivero Dalzell

2013 CROP Hunger Walk was a success To the Editor, Over two months has passed since the 2013 Bureau County CROP Hunger Walk, and my heart is still filled with gratitude for the ways that our community came together to make another record-breaking year. On Oct. 13, we had 15 teams of 169 walkers and raised $17,209.20 for Church World Service! Twenty-five percent (or about $4,300) of this amount will be split among six of our local hunger programs. They are the Bureau County Food Pantry, Bureau Valley Buddy Bags, Princeton Buddy Bags, the Walnut Food Pantry, the Western Bureau County Food Pantry and the Wyanet Food Pantry.  Thank you to everyone who helped put this together. The people of First Lutheran Church in Princeton hosted the walk. The 2013 CROP Organizing Team includes

the Lead Recruiters Lisa Bloome, Christine Henderson and Donna Millard; the treasurers Deb Dalton and Deb Cooper; the Logistics/Safety Coordinator Pastor Brian Hall; the Publicity and Online Publicity Coordinators Pastor Kim Lee-Brown and Lori Boekeloo; the Education Coordinators Karin Tunis and Sue Fritz; and the Host Liaisons Rick Cook and Tom Kloster. Dennis and Veronica Toth made beautiful signs for the walk. First Christian Church and Bureau County Food Pantry provided water stations. Because of this group, I, as CROP Walk coordinator, was confident that we would have a great walk. Thank you! Church World Service is an organization that builds food and clean water assistance for places in the world that don’t have them. They also provide emergency relief when disasters happen, including the most recent typhoon in the Philippines and the tornadoes that hit close to home in Illinois in November. Please know that your efforts to fund raise and to make awareness of hunger in our world are put to good use. It is a joy to come together as a community from all different traditions to do this. As you gather with your loved ones this holiday season, please remember that nothing in the world can be greater than the love that is found in the Christchild. Our work together is blessed because we have God who is faithful and works in us in ways that don’t even understand. This was evident in this year’s CROP Walk, and I pray that next year will be

better yet. Next year’s CROP Hunger Walk is set for Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Please schedule this date on your calendar, and if you have questions about CROP or CWS, please ask your pastor or local food pantry to find out! Consider a generous donation to next year’s CROP Hunger Walk. Pastor Brenda Lovick, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manlius and 2013 Bureau County CROP Hunger Walk Coordinator Manlius

Brighter holidays for area seniors To the Editor, On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s very successful Be a Santa to a Senior Program. With support from generous shoppers, nonprofit agencies that work with seniors, and our retail partners that hosted the Christmas trees, we were able to collect more than 500 gifts for local seniors who otherwise might have been overlooked this holiday season. We also would like to thank the many volunteers, who shared their time to collect, wrap and deliver the gifts to 525 area seniors, many of whom struggle to make ends meet. Thanks to all those who helped us brighten the holidays for our local seniors and truly making a difference in our community. Gail Gander, program coordinator of Home Instead Senior Care Peru


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Education — Nine students from St. Bede Academy are named 2014-15 Illinois State Scholars. See Page 8.

Community — St. Margaret’s Hospital receives $1,000 donation from Peru Catholic students. See Page 8.

Community Notes Martin Luther Christmas service PRINCETON — St. John Lutheran Church will hold a Martin Luther Christmas service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 815-875-2313.

Blood drive PERU — Illinois Valley Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 3 in the conference room of the IVCH office building, 1305 Sixth St., Peru. To make an appointment to give blood, call Jackie Barr at 815-780-3387. Walk-ins will also be welcomed.

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

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Van Orin students receive mittens The Pinterest Club at LaMoille High School delivered 99 pairs of hand sewn, wrapped mittens to the kindergarten through third-grade students at Van Orin Elementary School. The high school students read, “The Mitten,” and played games with the kids. The Pinterest Club is funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Center’s grant. The Bureau Henry Stark Regional Office of Education partners with LaMoille Schools to provide several different programs. Ginny Shaw’s first-grade class shows off their new mittens.

North Central Bank announces statewide essay contest LADD — North Central Bank announces a competition that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay writing contest. It is all part of a program sponsored by Illinois community banks and the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking to increase public awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to the community. North Central Bank is a member of the Commu-

nity Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), which formed the Foundation in 1996. A monetary award in the amount of $1,000 a year for up to four years of higher education will be given to the author of the best essay submitted to the CBAI Foundation by a participating Illinois high school senior. Up to 12 additional first-place $1,000 awards and 13 second-place $500 awards are available throughout the

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St. Bede Academy students receive award PERU — Nine students from St. Bede Academy have been recognized as 2014-15 Illinois State Scholars. The award is given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) which recognizes high school students from across the state. Illinois State Scholar winners rank in the top ten percent of high school seniors from 749 high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT, Prairie State Achievement Exam scores and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work in conjunctions with ISAC to determine the winners. The St. Bede Academy winners are: Michael Bellino of Standard, Sophie

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St. Bede Academy Illinois State Scholars are Michael Bellino (front row, from left), Christopher Sampson, James Peacock and Joseph Jagiella; Sophie Carus (back row), Morgan King, Gabrielle Mendoza, Christine Daley and Erin Line. Carus of Peru, Christine Daley of Oglesby, Joseph Jagiella of Peru, Morgan

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The Bureau Valley High School Spanish Club celebrated Dia de los Muertos during October. Students in Spanish classes made crafts representative of the popular symbols of the Mexican holiday. The club then created a large display to honor those who have passed. Pictured with the display are Spanish Club Vice President Kate DeBrock (left), President Sam Haney and Secretary Lacey DeVenney.

SMH receives $1,000 donation Students from Peru Catholic present Linda Burt (front row, second from left), St. Margaret’s vice president of quality and community services, with a check for $1,000. The funds were raised from their “Pink the House Night,” during one of the girls’ basketball games for Cancer Awareness. The money will benefit the Mammography Assistance Program at the hospital.

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9 sports Thursday, December 26, 2013 • 9 Tourney Time — Holiday tournaments open up at Erie, Marseilles, Princeville and Marseilles on Thursday.

Boys basketball roundup

Lady Bruins Christmas Classic: LaMoille/Ohio 29, Princeton 26

Lady Lions overcome adversity Tigers, Bruins drop openers at Plano

By Dan Dwyer sports@bcrnews.com

PERU — The LaMoille/ Ohio Lady Lions persevered through adversity against the Princeton Tigresses as they overcame a 6-0 deficit and an injury to star guard Shiela Browning at the Lady Bruins Christmas Classic Monday afternoon. L/O would only lead for 3:18 seconds of the game and never led by more than one point until the last 10 seconds of the game when junior guard Erin Bennett knocked down two free throws to give the Lady Lions a 29-26 victory. L/O improved their tournament record to 1-1 while Princeton dropped to 0-2 in the White Pool. The Lady Lions were led by senior forward Vanessa Martinez who had a game high 13 points and Browning, who added 8. Princeton was led by sophomore guard Michaela Strom with nine points followed by senior forward Zoe Mead, who added eight. “Shiela Browning didn’t score many points today, BCR photo/Dan Dwyer she had eight points, but LaMoille/Ohio’s Shiela Browning drives in for the go-ahead basket with she’s so strong handling the 2:42 remaining in Monday’s game vs. Princeton at St. Bede. The Lady Lions See Lions Page 10 trailed for most of the game, but rallied for a 29-26 win.

Lady Bruins enjoy some home cooking By BCR Sports Staff sports@bcrnews.com

PERU — St. Bede continued to enjoy some home cooking Monday in the Lady Bruins Christmas Classic. The Lady Bruins posted a 51-28 win over LaMoille/Ohio in Monday’s nightcap, improving to 2-1 in White Pool play. Raley Mauck led the Lady Bruins with 15 points with Lexie Miranda adding seven, Hanna Bima six and Sophie Carus and Gabby Morrow five each.

For LaMoile/Ohio, Shiela Browning had 11 and Vanessa Martinez eight. St. Bede will return to action at 11 a.m. Friday vs. Princeton. Mendota improved to 3-0 atop the Green Pool with a 42-29 win over Kewanee (0-3). Twins Ally (12) and Abby (10) Bromoschenkel combined for 22 points. In other action Monday, Eureka defeated Henry 58-18, IVC beat Henry 46-26 and

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Lady Bruins Classic at St. Bede Green Pool: Mendota 3-0, IVC 2-1, Eureka 2-0, Kewanee 0-3, Henry 0-3. White Pool:  Fieldcrest 2-1, Seneca 2-1, St. Bede 2-1, LaMoille/Ohio 1-2, Princeton 0-2.

Saturday’s games

IVC 55, Kewanee 49 (OT) Seneca 30, St. Bede 27 Fieldcrest 61, LaMoille 41 Eureka 56, Kewanee 44 Seneca 51, Princeton 26 Mendota 55, IVC 41 St. Bede 45, Fieldcrest 39 Mendota 2, Henry 0 (by forfeit).

Monday’s games

Eureka 58, Henry 18 Mendota 42, Kewanee 29

LaMoille 29, Princeton 26 IVC 46, Henry 26 Fieldcrest 52, Seneca 38 St. Bede 51, LaMoille 28

Friday’s games

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

Ninth place, 11 a.m. Seventh place, 12:30 p.m. Fifth place, 2 p.m. Third place, 3:30 p.m. Title, 5 p.m.

Merry Christmas to all Kevin Hieronymus

All I want for Christmas ... Well, at my age, there’s not a really a lot HIERONYMUS’ HYPOTHESIS of anticipation unwrapping Christmas presents anymore. I also wish for sucThe socks, shirts, cess for all the area etc. kind of all go together basketball and wrestling these years. I’m fortunate teams, especially the I don’t wear ties to have one I hold most dear to to get any of those tradimy heart. Merry Christtional dad gifts. What I wish for most of mas Tigresses. I wish for my Pittsall is good health for my burgh Steelers to get family and my friends. one more win and wig-

gle their way into the playoffs. I wish I had more time to write, but we’re running on deadline here this Christmas Eve morning and our Lyle Ganther, the BCR jack of all trades, is anxiously awaiting to output these pages today. While on the Christmas spirit, the Bureau Valley Storm carolers have been back at it, bringing tidings of good joy to local nursing homes. Coach

See Hieronymus Page 10

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The Bureau Valley Storm stepped away from the court to sing Christmas carols at area nursing homes and spread tidings of good joy.

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Princeton and St. Bede dropped their openers in the Plano Christmas Classic. The Tigers fell to the host Plano Reapers 66-43 Monday evening. The Reapers took an 18-8 first-quarter lead and never looked back, holding a 35-21 lead at the half. PHS got eight points from Garrett Duffin and seven each from Zach Hicks and Tyler Clark. The Tigers (2-6) will return to action at 6:30 p.m. Thursday vs. Indian Creek. • St. Bede went down in defeat 47-41 to Somonauk. The Bobcats made a 14-7 first-quarter lead hold up. Guards Jarrett Olson (14) and Jack Brady (11) combined for 25 points for the Bruins. St. Bede will face Streator at 8 p.m. Thursday back at Plano. • Mendota cruised to a 77-42 win over Wilmington Monday. The Trojans will face the Seneca Irish at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. • The Princeton sophomores beat Sandwich 51-34 in its opening game Monday. The Kittens,

BCR photo/Charlie Waca

Princeton’s Zach Friel goes up for two in tournament action at Plano Monday. who are the No. 2 seed, will play Plano at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Jake Reinhardt had 25 points on 8 of 12 shooting. Skye Behrends added 12 points. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Holiday notebook

More Holiday Hoopla unwrapped By BCR Sports Staff sports@bcrnews.com

The Christmas presents are all unwrapped. Now it’s time to enjoy some Holiday Hoopla. At Erie: The Bureau Valley boys and girls teams will get underway Thursday in the Warkins Memorial Classic at Erie. The BV boys (6-5) get things started with Stockton at 10 a.m., take a small break and come back vs. Orion at 1 p.m. The Storm will also play Mercer County at 7 p.m. Friday and Peoria Heights at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The BV girls team (4-6) await an 8:30 a.m. tip with Rockridge. The Storm will also play Ridgewood at 10 a.m. Friday, Stockton at 2:30 p.m. Friday and Monmouth-Roseville at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

At Marseilles: Defending champ Putnam County (8-1) takes the No. 1 seed into tournament play against Leland/Earlville at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Hall Red Devils, fresh off their own crown at the Colmone Classic, will meet Serena at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. LaMoille/Ohio opens vs. No. 2 Dwight at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. At Princeville: Topseeded Henry (10-0) opens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday vs. No. 7 North Fulton in the 86th annual Princeville Holiday Tournament. No. 6 DePue squares off vs. No. 3 Galva at 2 p.m. Thursday. At Prophetstown: The Hall girls will start up their Holiday Hoopla at Prophetstown at 1:30 p.m. Thursday vs. LaSal-

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From Page 9

ball, rebounding and attacking the basket, so as long as we could stay close we knew we had a chance, it’s been that way the whole year,” said LaMoille-Ohio coach Richard Gross. “Vanessa did an amazing job as well, she stepped up with 13 points.” Early on, it looked like the Tigresses’ offense would be too much for the Lady Lions as they quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead with 4:34 to play in the first quarter L/O steadily chipped away at the Tigresses’ lead through the rest of the first and second quarters eventually making the score 10-8 when seemingly tragedy struck for he Lady Lions. Browning would take a shot to the face at the 4:18 mark of the second and appeared to break her nose. The Lady Lions could have given in without their driving force but they continued to play hard keeping their team in contention, cutting the Princeton lead to 16-13 at the half. Browning returned to play the second half giving the Lady Lions the extra edge they needed to down the Tigresses.

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High school girls Lady Bruins Classic at St. Bede

Green Pool: Mendota 3-0, IVC 2-1, Eureka 2-0, Kewanee 0-3, Henry 0-3. White Pool:  Fieldcrest 2-1, Seneca 2-1, St. Bede 2-1, LaMoille 1-2, Princeton 0-2. 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: 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. Princeton 10 6 7 5 - 26 LaMoille/Ohio 8 5 9 7 - 29 PHS (1-12): Barajas 1 0-0 2, Farrell 0 0-0 0, VanDenBussche 0 0-0 0, Strom 3 (1) 2-4 9, Sims 0 0-0 0, Mead 3 2-2 8, Schmidt 1 0-0 2, Hughes 0 1-2 1, Clark 2 0-0 4. Totals: 10 (1) 5-8 26. Fouls: 17. L/O: Browning 2 4-7 8, V. Martinez 4 5-8 13, Bennett 2 0-2 4, Conner 1 0-0 2, Kahly 0 0-0 0, Leslie 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 11-19 29. Fouls: 11. Warkins Memorial Classic at Erie

Pool A: Rockridge, Stockton, Morrison, Monmouth-Roseville, Bureau Valley, Ridgewood. Pool B: Knoxville, Mercer County, Erie, Galva, Fulton, Wethersfield. Thursday: Mercer County vs. Knoxville, Erie vs. Galva, 5:30 p.m.; Wethersfield vs. Fulton, Ridgewood vs. Monmouth-Roseville, 7 p.m.; Stockton vs. Morrison, Rockridge vs. Bureau Valley, 8:30 p.m. Friday: Mercer County vs. Erie, 8:30 a.m.; Fulton vs. Galva, 8:30 a.m.; Ridgewood vs. Bureau Valley, 10 a.m.; Morrison vs. Rockridge, 10 a.m.; Stockton vs. MonmouthRoseville, 11:30; Wethersfield vs. Knoxville, 11:30 a.m.; Rockridge vs. Ridgewood, 1 p.m.; Galva vs. Mercer County, 1 p.m.; MonmouthRoseville vs. Morrison, 2:30 p.m.; Stockton vs. Bureau Valley, 2:30 p.m.; Knoxville vs. Fulton, 4 p.m.; Erie vs. Wethersfield, 4 p.m. Saturday: Morrison vs. Ridgewood, Fulton vs. Mercer County, noon; Wethersfield vs. Galva, Monmouth-Roseville vs. Bureau Valley, 1:30 p.m.; Rockridge vs. Stockton, Erie vs. Knoxville, 6 p.m. Monday: TBD

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Princeton’s Kelly Schmidt steps in front of a drive by LaMoille/Ohio’s Shiela Browning in Monday’s action at St. Bede. She scored the go-head basket on a fullcourt drive with 2:36 remaining when she seemingly went uncontested through the lane. “I told Sheila a long time ago as you go, so Prophetstown tournament

Black pool: Prophetstown, Orion, West Carroll, Rockford Christian. Orange pool: LaSalle-Peru, Hinckley-Big Rock, Riverdale, Hall. Thursday: Prophetstown vs. West Carroll, 9 a.m.; Riverdale vs. Hinckley-Big Rock, 10:30 a.m.; Orion vs. Rockford Christian, noon; Hall vs. LaSalle-Peru, 1:30 p.m.; West Carroll vs. Orion, 3 p.m.; Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Hall, 4:30 p.m.; LaSalle-Peru vs. Riverdale, 6 p.m.; Rockford Christian vs. Prophetstown, 7:30 p.m. Friday: LaSalle-Peru vs. Hinckley-Big Rock, 3 p.m.; West Carroll vs. Rockford Christian, 4:30 p.m.; Hall vs. Riverdale, 6 p.m.; Prophetstown vs. Orion, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 7th place, 3 p.m.; 5th place, 4:30 p.m.; 3rd place, 6 p.m.; title, 7:30 p.m. High school boys Plano Christmas Classic

Monday: No. 12 Aurora Christian 57, Lisle 34 No. 13 Newark 58, Hinckley-Big Rock 23. No. 9 Mendota 77, Wilmington 41 No. 16 Forreston 52, Sandwich 42 Rockford Christian 36, No. 11 Indian Creek 35 No. 14 Plano 66, Princeton 43 No. 10 Yorkville vs. Streator, 7 p.m. No. 15 St. Bede vs. Somonauk, 8:30 p.m. Thursday: Auxiliary gym - Game 9: Lisle vs. HBR, 3:30 p.m. Game 10: Wilmington vs. Sandwich, 5 p.m. Game 11: (11) Indian Creek vs. Princeton, 6:30 p.m. Game 12: losers 7-8, 8 p.m. Main gym — Game 13: No. 5 GenoaKingston vs. (12) Aurora Christian 9 a.m. Game 14: No. 4 Kaneland vs. (13) Kaneland, 10:30 a.m. Game 15: No. 8 Seneca vs. (9) Mendota, 12:30 p.m. Game 16: No. 1 Ottawa vs. No. 16 Forreston, 2 p.m. Game 17: No. 6 Morris vs. Rockford Christian, 3:30 p.m. Game 18: No. 3 Coal City vs. No. 14 Plano, 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

does the rest of the team. She just takes control of the game,” said Gross. “When she came back in everyone was a little more confident. They don’t care if we are down by 25, we don’t and we p.m. Game 32: winners 19-20, 8:30 p.m. Saturday: 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. Monday: Auxiliary gym - Game 41: losers 21-22, 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 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 finals). 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) . Princeton 8 13 7 15 - 43 Plano 18 17 15 16 - 66 Princeton (2-6): Brockman 0-2 0-0 0, Frield 1-3 0-0 2, Duffin 3-8 (0-3) 4-6 10, Vaccaro 3-8 (0-3) 0-0 6, Schmidt 2-7 (1-3) 0-0 5, Andersen 2-4 (0-1) 0-0 4, Hicks 2-6 (1-3) 2-2 9, Duffy 2-3 0-0 4, Bickett 0-0 (0-1) 0-0 0, Clark 3-7 (0-1) 1-2 7. Totals: 17-46 (2-14) 7-12 43. Somonauk 14 6 18 14 - 47 St. Bede 7 6 14 14 - 41 ST. BEDE: Olson 5 (3) 0-0 13, Dudek 0 0-0 0, Halm 4 1-2 9, Brady 5 1-2 11, Shaw 2 0-0 4, Hopps 0 0-0 0, Smudzinski 0 0-0 0, Pyskza 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18 (3) 2-4 41. Sophomores at Plano

Princeton 51, Sandwich 34. PHS: Reinhard 25, Behrends 12, Bates 10, Mead 2, Wedekind 2. 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.

won’t quit.” Princeton coach Kevin Hieronymus never doubted Browning’s return for the second half of play. “Shiela Browning is a gamer, I knew she would come back, it’s just the kind of competitor she is,” Hieronymus said. “She’s obviously their team leader and there was no way she wouldn’t come back the second half with a broken nose or whatever she did. I fully expected her to come back the second half.” Princeton’s shooting turned cold as it continued to get good looks throughout the rest of the game but could only manage 10 second half points. The Tigresses finished the night shooting just 18.6 percent, making 10 of 54 attempts from the field. “It was kind of the story of the game, shots would not fall,” Hieronymus said. “It seemed like there was a lid on the basket there for us after we got off to a great start and then shots just wouldn’t drop for us.” Both teams will continue tournament play Friday as Princeton plays St. Bede at 11 a.m. and Fieldcrest at 5 p.m. L/O will take on Seneca at 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. Saturday: 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. Monday: Game 25: losers 17-18, 9 a.m. (15th-place game) Game 26: winners 17-18, 10:30 a.m. (13th-place game). Game 27: losers 19-20, Noon (11th-place game). Game 28: winners 19-20, 1:30 p.m. (consolation championship). Game 29: losers 21-22, 3:30 p.m. (seventh-place game). Game 30: winners 21-22, 5 p.m. (fifth-place game). Game 31: losers 23-24 6:30 p.m. (third-place game). Game 32: winners 23-24, 8 p.m. (championship game) Warkins Memorial at Erie

Pool A: Bureau Valley, Mercer County, Orion, Peoria Heights, Riverdale, Stockton. Pool B: Erie, Knoxville, Lena-Winslow, Morrison, Stark County, Wethersfield. Thursday: Riverdale vs. Orion, Morrison vs. Knoxville, 8:30 a.m.; Bureau Valley vs. Stockton, Stark County vs. Erie, 10 a.m.; Mercer County vs. Peoria Heights, Wethersfield vs. Lena-Winslow, 11:30 a.m.; Knoxville vs. Stark County, Orion vs. Bureau Valley, 1 p.m.; Lena-Winslow vs. Morrison, Stockton vs. Mercer County, 2:30 p.m.; Erie vs. Wethersfield, Peoria Heights vs. Riverdale, 4 p.m. Friday: Orion vs. Peoria Heights, 5:30; Erie vs. Knoxville, 5:30; Bureau Valley vs. Mercer County, 7; Stark County vs. LenaWinslow, 7; Riverdale vs. Stockton, 8:30; Morrison vs. Wethersfield, 8:30 Saturday: Mercer County vs. Riverdale, Erie vs. Lena-Winslow, 3 p.m.; Stockton vs. Orion, Morrison vs. Stark County, 4:30 p.m.; Peoria Heights vs. Bureau Valley, Wethersfield vs. Knoxville, 7:30 p.m. Monday: 11th place, 9th place, 1:30 p.m.; 7th place, 5th place, 3 p.m.; 3rd place, Championship, 7:30 p.m.

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play Princeton at 11 a.m., Seneca will play LaMoile/ Ohio at 3:30 p.m. and Fieldcrest will play Fieldcrest at 5 p.m. Top-seeded Mendota has a 6:30 p.m. date with Eureka looking to cap a 4-0 run in the Green Pool. Eureka will meet IVC at 12:30 p.m. looking to set up a pool showdown with the Lady Trojans. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com

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4-0 atop the Three Rivers North. Notes: Princeton almunus and former assistant coach Chris Waca sat on the opposing bench for Plano when the Tigers faced the Reapers at the Plano Christmas Classic. Waca, a 1991 PHS grad, is a freshmen boys coach for Plano.

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the Storm on their caroling adventure, will run a piece on Channel 8 on Christmas Night. Dan is hopeful to start up a FCA chapter at Bureau Valley. • The Manning of the Year: I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Sports Illustrated cover story on Peyton Manning as the SI Sportsman of the Year. It’s a great piece telling what really makes the Broncos quarterback tick, on and off the field. More than being the best quarterback of his generation, he is simply an outstanding human being, one who takes the time to personally respond to fans who write him. He is truly a sports hero, one that our youth can admire and one that other pros could follow his lead. Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at khieronymus@bcrnews.com

From Page 9 Fieldcrest beat Seneca 52-38. • Notes: St. Bede, Fieldcrest and Seneca all stand at 2-1 in the White Pool. Fieldcrest has the edge in the tie-breaker for point differential. The Lady Knights (+8) lost to St. Bede by six, but beat Seneca by 14. On Friday, St. Bede will

From Page 9 le-Peru. The Lady Devils (3-7) will also face Hinckley-Big 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

From Page 9 Jason Marquis and gang really know how to warm up the residents spirits, including Grandma Moore at Comfort Retirement Home. They also sang at Greenfield and Liberty Village. “It was a great time. We have great kids, don’t have to coax them into going or anything. Has become a neat tradition for us,” coach Marquis said. “Grandma loved it, especially our rendition of Holly Jolly Christmas. I think our ‘12 days of Christmas’ is our team’s future single though.” The coach says “we’ve also learned this group is hopefully a lot better at basketball than they are at singing.” Dan Pearson, codirector of the IlIowa Fellowship of Christian Athletes, who followed

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‘Rocket Man’ Ryan Newman one of the best at describing how it feels to drive at high speeds On the morning — or afternoon — before every major NASCAR race, the top drivers participate in meet-andgreet sessions with fans at hospitality villages set up on speedway property. Most of those fans who get to attend do so as guests of a driver’s sponsor, and the crowds are relatively small compared to a driver’s fan base. The driver typically offers opening remarks, then fields questions from the audience before signing some autographs and moving on to the next appearance. In many cases, the answers given in the lowkey environment of the hospitality sessions better explain what it’s like to drive a race car than the answers given in sessions with the media or in televised interviews. Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet at Richard Childress Racing, is considered one of the circuit’s best at explaining his profession. Since he’s known as the “Rocket Man” for his performances on pole day, which include 51 career poles in the Sprint Cup Series, 12 in the Nationwide Series and one in the Camping World Truck Series, he’s often asked what it feels like to drive really fast. His initial answer usually brings smiles to

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Ryan Newman meets NASCAR fans before a Sprint Cup race. the faces of those in his same feeling in a race medium in there that we audience. car.” all try to hit as drivers,” “From 140 miles an Newman explains that he said. hour on up, it all feels in a race car, the faster Then there’s the issue the same,” he said. one goes, the better the of something happening “When you take off in car reacts to the speed. at extreme speed, which an airplane, you’re usu“When you leave pit is where the danger facally leaving the ground at road and get halfway up tor kicks in. about 120 miles an hour. to speed, the rest of it is “When you’re going “You can feel the just a matter of the fast200 (miles per hour) and speed up to 120, but er you go, the better the you hit something or a from that point on, you car sticks, because you tire blows or whatever, can feel it accelerate a have more downforce,” it’s going to be comlittle bit, but you don’t he said, quickly adding pounded by the next hit realize you’re going 600 that there comes a point and the hit after that and miles per hour, or 500 when the downforce isn’t who comes up and hits miles per hour or 350. enough to keep the car you at 200 while you’re “You don’t have the sticking to the track. sitting still,” he said. acceleration to feel the “The tires want to “Going 200 miles an speed, and that’s the slide, so there’s a happy hour doesn’t mean any-

thing as long as the guy next to you is going 200 miles an hour. “It’s the difference in speed that makes a difference. That closing rate is like being in rushhour traffic. If you’re all going the same speed, there’s really no difference. It’s when somebody checks up and you have to get on the binders (brakes) because you weren’t paying attention, that’s when there’s a difference.” Newman said the sensation of speed depends a lot on the circumstances,

such as the type of car he’s driving or the length and shape of the track he’s on. “If you’re at Michigan, where it’s a little more wide open, it’s one thing,” he said. “And if you have a tire that kind of locks you in to the race track, that’s one thing. But like at Atlanta, when you’re going almost 200 miles per hour, you’re almost in a controlled slide. That’s good because you’re controlled, but you’re still sliding. “It’s part of what we do in taking race cars to the edge, but ultimately it’s whoever is sliding the least that’s leading.” And he said that the speeds he feels in a Sprint Cup car sometimes seem mild compared to those he attained in smaller, openwheeled cars earlier in his career. “Running a Midget at 140 miles per hour average at Pikes Peak (International Raceway) with open wheels and a little fourcylinder car, I think that kind of gets you prepped for a lot of things,” he said. “Silver Crown cars would run 185 at the end of the straightaway at Gateway (Motorsports Park), which was clipping right along for that type of car. “So 200 in a full-fendered (Sprint Cup) car with a lot of downforce isn’t such a big deal. The weight (of the Cup car) kinds of works to your advantage because you can feel it moving around.”

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Business&Ag LinkedIn job scams take advantage of job seekers CHICAGO — If you are looking for a new job, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns job seekers to beware of growing LinkedIn scams. LinkedIn is an open communication website that has made it easy for scammers posing as job recruiters to take advantage of users looking for new opportunities. More than other social media websites, LinkedIn is appealing to job seekers because it allows them to be contacted by potential employers or recruiters. Scammers create fake profiles disguising themselves as recruiters and send messages that contain a link to gather personal information. The website that the link goes to may look legitimate but often asks for financial information and personal identity. That Information is then used to steal your identity, access bank accounts or install malware on your computer. “These scams will tempt many but it should be noted that legitimate recruiters will never ask you for any banking information,” says Steve J. Bernas, president /CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “An example of one of the most recent scams involves the use of attractive female recruiters pitching opportunities to bilingual job seekers.” Bernas states, “Before

working with a recruiter do some research to ensure you know who you are dealing with.” Avoid becoming a victim of a LinkedIn scam by following these tips: • Do not add just anyone on LinkedIn. Before adding someone, check out their profile and connections. If you have doubts about their legitimacy, do not add them. Remember that you will never be asked to pay for a job. If a “recruiter” mentions an opportunity where you must pay for training, block them. A real job will never ask you to pay to work. • Be wary of work-athome jobs. Real workat-home jobs are hard to acquire, so be cautious when you find these postings. Search for the photo of the recruiter. Scammers usually use a fake, generic photo and you can most likely find the photo elsewhere. • Ask to call them. If a recruiter contacts you via message, request to speak on the phone. If they seem to avoid a phone call, consider that a red flag. If you find yourself a victim of the scam, act fast. If a scammer was able to access your computer, they could have collected your personal information including passwords and banking information. Change your passwords immediately. If you see any strange banking activity, notify your bank. For more tips on protecting your identity, visit www.bbb.org.

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

Shaw Media names 3 new vice presidents By Shaw Media service news@bcrnews.com

DIXON – Shaw Media’s Board of Directors has elected three executives as vice presidents and officers of the company. At its Dec. 12 meeting, the company elected Don T. Bricker vice president of suburban publishing, J. Tom Shaw vice president of digital media, and Ben Shaw vice president of technology. Shaw Media is the parent company of Sauk Valley Media, the Bureau County Republican,

DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Putnam County Record, Tonica News, as well as several Chicago suburban newspapers and newspapers in Iowa. “This is an exciting time for our company,” said John Rung, president of Shaw Media. “We are fortunate to have many talented people in our company.” Bricker joined Shaw Media in 2008 as publisher of the company’s Kane County and DeKalb County publications. He was named regional publisher and group general

manager earlier this year. Before joining Shaw, Bricker spent 16 years with Freedom Communications. Since he joined Shaw Media in 2006, J. Tom Shaw has held several posts, including publisher of Kane County, Lake County and Suburban Life publications. He will lead efforts to grow audience and sales through digital platforms across the company’s Illinois and Iowa operations. Ben Shaw, who has been with Shaw Media since 2004, was named

IT director in 2006 and assumed responsibility for digital operations in 2010. He will lead technology efforts across the company, and develop and maintain the infrastructure to support company efforts in digital media. He also will spearhead the launch of a database marketing program. J. Tom and Ben Shaw are sons of Shaw Media CEO Tom Shaw and descendants of the founders of the 160-year-old media company. Comment on this story at www.bcrnews.com.

Schafer, Scruggs receive national awards Country Financial representatives Crane Schafer of Spring Valley and Jim Scruggs of Princeton received the Multiline Quality Award (MQA) for helping clients achieve financial security. The MQA is presented annually by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). The award recognizes financial representatives who are dedicated to clients, adhere

to the NAIFA code of ethics and pursue ongoing education efforts. Schafer serves clients from his office at 502 W. Dakota St., Spring Valley. The office phone number is (815) 6644145. Scruggs serves clients from his office at 204 N. Main, Princeton. The office phone number is (815) 872-3333. Schafer and Scruggs are affiliated with the Illinois Valley AIFA association.

Carlson passes CT board exam PRINCETON — Brittany Carlson, an X-Ray technician at Princeton Prompt Care in Princeton, recently passed her Computerized Tomography (CT) board exam. Carlson is a graduate of Sauk Valley Community College’s Radiology Program.

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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar No meetings scheduled 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. 1–3 — New Year’s holiday estate auction, automobile, furniture, stoneware, primitives, antiques, duck decoys, hunting, firearms, coins, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Center), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers.

Seeking Sources Old Man Winter has us shivering, but a good pot of soup or stew is sure to take off the seasonal chill. Casseroles offer the same trick, as do great pasta, rice and other comfort food to soothe our cold souls. Recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at judyd2313@frontier.com. You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsimon@bcrnews.com. Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. ••• The Bureau County Republican is anxious to see your vacation photos. When you’re packing your suitcase for an upcoming excursion, remember to pack a copy of the BCR too. When you get to your destination, have someone take a photo of you holding the newspaper. It’s always fun if you can stand in front of a landmark or something interesting at your destination. When you get home, email the photo and some information about your trip to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at rroberts@bcrnews.com. Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and where your photo was taken. We’ll be happy to show your friends, family and neighbors where you went on your most recent vacation. Where in the World is the BCR? Hopefully, it’s in your suitcase and ready to go on a fun-filled journey, filled with memory-making moments. ••• The BCR welcomes your story ideas and news tips. If you have an idea for a story, we’d love to hear it. Call 815-875-4461, ext. 229. ••• Has your farm received Centennial or Sesquicentennial Farm designation from the Illinois Department of Agriculture within the last few years? If so, give BCR Staff Writer Donna Barker a call at 815875-4461, ext. 244. Not many people can trace their roots back so far on the same piece of land, and we enjoy telling your stories. ••• Do you have an old photograph you’d like other BCR readers to see? We’d like to share your old photographs with other BCR readers. Email your photos to BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at smaxwell@ bcrnews.com. You can also stop by our office with your photos. The BCR is located at 800 Ace Road, Princeton. Call Maxwell at 815-875-4461, ext. 228, with questions. •••

Give but give wisely Avoid holiday charity rip-offs The holidays are a popular time for consumers to help others in need by donating to a charity. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers a free published listing of more than 400 reports on charities in Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Consumers can maximize the impact of their holiday charity donation by avoiding many common giving mistakes,” said Steve J. Bernas, president/ CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Before making a donation, smart donors take a careful look at the charity’s finances, programs and governance and how they operate.” The BBB’s Charitable Review Program is designed to empower donors to make wise giving decisions and encourage local charitable organizations to accept the responsibility of self regulation by adhering to a set of 20 charity standards. They promote public accountability, responsible use of funds, proper solicitation and governance practices.   The BBB recommends consumers follow these tips when donating to a charity this holiday season: • Do not be influenced by high-pressure or emo-

tional appeals. Giving on the spot is never necessary, no matter how hard a telemarketer or door-to-door solicitor pushes it. The charity that needs your money today will welcome it just as much tomorrow. • Make sure you know the charity’s correct identity. With so many charities in existence, their names can blur in a donor’s mind and similar-sounding organizations are common. Be sure you know which charity you’re supporting and that it’s not a case of mistaken identity. • Do not assume charities can use donated household items and clothing. Worn out, unusable or unwanted donated goods cost charities millions of dollars each year because the organization has to bear the cost of discarding the unacceptable donation. If you have questions about an item’s acceptability, call the charity and ask. • “Low overhead” expenses should not be the only factor you consider. How much money a charity spends on the actual cause as compared to how much goes toward fundraising and administration is an important factor, but it’s not the whole story. A charity with impressive financial ratios could have other significant problems such as insufficient transparency, inadequate board activity and inaccurate appeals. • Do not give cash. If you contribute, write out a check to the charity, not to an individual or third party that might be collecting the donation. For more consumer tips, visit www.bbb.org.

Have fun keeping kids healthy during winter break

Winter break is a time when parents may be challenged to occupy their children in ways that are more stimulating than simply having them watch TV and play video games. TOPS Club, Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, has developed a list of strategies to guide parents in keeping kids focused on health, while still having fun during their vacation from school. • Share a day of winter sports with your children – Introduce your children to a new winter sport or share a familiar one the whole family enjoys. There are many outdoor activities that are popular in the winter months. You can go ice skating, snow boarding, skiing or snowshoeing, just to name a few. • Walk in a winter wonderland – After dinner one night, take the kids on a tour of their neighborhood and look at the unique way your neighbors have decorated their homes for the holidays. Often we take those beautiful sites for granted, when driving by quickly in our cars. • Make exercise a family fun event – Turn on an exercise DVD or your favorite upbeat music and

exercise with your children. Older kids can be encouraged to use exercise equipment like a treadmill or join you in your own exercise routine. You could also just dance. Many of today’s most popular workouts that are effective in burning calories incorporate dance moves. No one said exercise can’t be fun or a family activity. Spend time at the museum – When it’s too cold for outdoor activities, but you and the kids really need to get out of the house, a museum is an enjoyable and educational way to incorporate learning and the basic exercise of walking. Become a healthy eating role model – Mom, Dad, big brother and even Grandma can model good eating behaviors. Introduce new and exotic fruits to kids like kiwi or propose a healthier alternative to ice cream, such as trying fruit yogurt for dessert one evening. Parents should be open to trying new foods, themselves. Showing your children that it’s fun to experiment with meals and food choices is a great example. Don’t push food on your kids – The more you force a child to eat a certain food, the less he or she will like it. You should still offer your

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All about you Birthdays • Justin Fundell

Dec. 26 • Kathy Janssen

Dec. 30 • Doris Wilcox • Jason Hildebrand

Dec. 27 • James Todd • Sharon Dale • Cindy Miller • Larry Klein • Christie Schmidt • Paul Bauer Dec. 28 • Mike Burgess • Rodger Hansen • Gary Reed • Brenda Linder • Audra Eve Ackerman • Ben Huber Dec. 29 • Nell West

Dec. 31 • Rhonda Griffin • Jodi Piacenti • Denny Elliott • Lynda Joiner • Brandon T. Endsley • Lorrie Foster • Katherine Johnson • Lukas Burger Jan. 1 • Austin Skaggs • Sherri Parker • Rhonda Jannie • Carl Pacunas

Births Bray — Tanya Bray of Peru, son, Dec. 13. Caracheo — Jose and Minnie Caracheo of Spring Valley, son, Dec. 10. Freeman — Stephen Freeman and Macy Manahan of Peru, son, Dec. 12. Lowery — David and Katie Lowery of Peru, son, Dec. 11. O’Hagan — Robert and Brittany (McIntire) O’Hagan of Sun Prairie, Wis., son, Dec. 15. Rynkewicz — Ryan and Amy (Knauf) Rynkewicz of Peru, son, Dec. 16. Trumpinski — Nathan Trumpinski and Lauren Baltikauski of Spring Valley, daughter, Dec. 8.

Death Notices Bosi — Kathy L. Bosi, 60, of Cherry, Dec. 18. Maddy — John Mark Maddy, 63, of Ghent, Ky., Dec. 13. Shettel — Caryl Catherine Shettel, 92, of Princeton, Dec. 16.

‘Teens Need Teens’ peer support group SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Health is now offering a “Teens Need Teens” peer support grief group. The next meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room. This is a free program coordinated by a trained, licensed clinical social worker to help the teen put their feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self esteem, and begin to accept what has taken place in the family. If your child is struggling through a painful loss experience, this will be an opportunity for them to share within a confidential, small group of peers what they are experiencing together. For more information, call Jennifer at 815-6641638.

Babysitting clinic SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital will host a babysitting clinic on Jan. 3. Participants can learn how to be a better babysitter and earn a Certificate in Babysitting.  Instruction on General Safety, Basic CPR and Basic First Aid will be offered. This program will be held in St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee for this course is $20, which includes breakfast. This program is for ages 12 and older. To register, call 815-664-1486.

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

Celebration planned PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will host a “Celebration” in its Women’s Healthcare Unit from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, 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.

Community coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, in the parish hall.

Weber at 815-343-4436 or weber.amy@hotmail.com. The cost is $10 per player.

Eagle watching UTICA — The Illinois Audubon Society will sponsor live eagle viewing from the top of Starved Rock Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26. Free events are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Starved Rock Lodge, the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center and Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center. Programs headlining each day are Raptor Awareness at the Lodge and Illinois Birds of Prey at the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center. There will be exhibits by major state and local environmental groups, activities for children, presentations and bald eagle viewing. For more details about the weekend, visit the Illinois Audubon Society website at www. illinoisaudubon.org.

Agricultural apps class PRINCETON — The University of Illinois Extension will give a class on utilizing iPads more effectively for farm or agriculture-related businesses from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Bureau County Extension office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton. The class is hosted by the Bureau County Farm Bureau. The class cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Member fees are available for Farm Bureau members and registered 4-H volunteers. Participants are reminded to bring their iPad to the class. To register, contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Legacy Girls in concert

LADD — The Legacy Girls will perform in concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Ladd Grade School Gymnasium sponsored by the Ladd PRINCETON — The American Red Cross will host 125th Celebration. The Legacy Girls perform a selecthe Red Nite Out Auction and Dance at Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Ye Olde Underground Inn, South Sixth tion of music made famous by the Andrew Sisters and others during that time. Tickets are $10 purStreet, Princeton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Music will be provided chased ahead of time and $12 purchased at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact by 212. Tickets can be purchased at Sullivan’s GroSandy Galetti at 815-894-2954. Proceeds will benefit cery Store, Spring Valley City Bank, Central Bank in Princeton, Princeton Chamber of Commerce and Citi- the 2015 Ladd 125th Celebration. zens First State Bank of Walnut.

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

Exhibition of artists PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host its fifth exhibition of artists from Tuesday, April 1, through Saturday, April 19. This year’s show will feature various textiles, including needle arts, textiles, woodworking, paper craft, pottery and other three dimensional arts.

Wildflower pilgrimage UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will offer guided hikes to view the spring wildflowers on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27. The hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The hikes are free.

Winter Wilderness Weekend UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will offer guided hikes to see the ice falls around the park at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 19. In addition to the falls, participants will be able to view eagles and the geology of the park. The hike will start at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. The hike is free.

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

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Food court New Years Eve’s parties are soon to be starting, and there will be all kinds of goodies to be make ... and eat. Whether you celebrate with a crowd or stay home and watch the ball drop in New York City, maybe you’ll want to try a few of these new snack recipes.

BLT Dip 1 cup mayonnaise (no Miracle Whip) 1 cup sour cream 1/2 pound bacon (fried crisp) 2 medium tomatoes, diced Chopped diced onion for flavor as much or as little as you like A little garlic powder A little seasoning salt Combine ingredients. Serve with Tostados or corn chips.

Hot Beef Dip 8 ounces cream cheese 8 ounces sour cream 3 ounces chopped dried beef 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Stir and bake 30 minutes at 375°. Serve with crackers.

Spam Cheese Log 1 small can Spam, chopped 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped 2 teaspoons chopped green onions 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Chopped parsley Combine and shape into a log. Refrigerate. Stuff celery or serve on crackers.

Party Chex Mix 6 tablespoon oleo 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 3 cups corn Chex 3 cups rice Chex 3 cups wheat Chex 1 cup mixed nuts 1 cup pretzels 1 cup garlic bite size bagel chips Heat oven to 250°. Melt butter in large baking pan. Stir in spices, then cereal. Stir every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in air tight container.

Pizza Dip 3/4 pound bulk Italian sausage 1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup) 2 ounces sliced pepperoni, chopped (1/2 cup) 1/4 cup ketchup 1 14-ounce jar pizza sauce 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups) Cook sausage and onion until sausage is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in pepperoni, ketchup and pizza sauce. Spray slow cooker with Pam. Spoon mixture into slow cooker. Stir in cheese. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. Stir before serving. Serve with assorted crackers.

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Entertainment ‘Connecting Threads’ art show at the Princeton Public Library PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host its fifth exhibition of artists April 1-19. This year’s show will feature various textiles, including needle arts, textiles, woodworking, paper craft, pottery and other three dimensional arts. Various organizations regularly meet at the library and they wanted to feature their artistic talents along with others in our community. The theme, “Connecting Threads,” not only refers to the textile arts featured but also connecting the various artists in our community. The exhibition is open to students and adults who would like to display their projects in the library. The works can be traditional, contemporary or avant-garde. It is open to the original artists of quilting, weaving, fabric design, embroidery, needlework, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, paper crafts, wood- working, print making, wire crafts, jewelry making, ceramics, stained glass or any other three dimensional artwork. All applicants must submit a photo of their art work with their application, that can be picked up at the library after Feb. 7. These applications must be submitted by March 7 at the latest. Each piece must be no larger than 39 inches by 6-foot-10-inches. Submissions must be by the original artist and all submissions should be appropriate for the general audience (familyfriendly). After review by the “Connecting Threads” committee, artists will be notified of acceptance into the show the week of March 14. The selected artwork will be displayed throughout the library from April 1 to April 19. For more information, contact Margaret Martinkus, mmartinkus@ princetonpl.org, or Laurie Anderson, landerson@princetonpl.org.

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Cast announced for Stage 212’s production LASALLE — Stage 212 will open its 2014 season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the memorable musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin that showcases six quirky students (played by adults) as they compete in a spelling bee run by three equally quirky adults. Included in the cast are Megan Cullinan as Rona Lisa Peretti, Andy Decker as Douglas Panch, Doug Bartelt as Mitch Mahoney, Emily Brodzik as Olive Ostrovsky, Phil Grant as William Barfee, Christin Chamberlain as Logainne Schwartz and Grubenierre, Becky Martin as Marcy Park, Tom Bailey as Leaf Coneybear and Derek Zinke as “Chip” Tolentino. The production staff includes director Scot Smigel, producer Ellen Marincic, assistant director Kyle Foley, music director Megan Cullinan, choreographer Deana Brown, light operator Matt Boehm, sound operator Andrew Paden, and spotlight operators Jessica Gray and Yvette

Lucas. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be presented Jan. 24-26 and Jan, 31-Feb. 2 at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $20 each beginning Jan. 6. Box office hours are Monday, 4 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting the Stage 212 website, www. stage212.org, or reserved over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Call 815-2243025 for details. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International.

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

concert will go to Cora and her family. Everyone is invited to attend.

Martin Luther Christmas service PRINCETON — St. John Lutheran Church will hold a Martin Luther Christmas service at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 815-875-2313.

PMH will host celebration 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 Perry and the areas they serve.

Winter Wilderness Weekend UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will offer guided hikes to see the ice falls around the park at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19. In addition to the falls, view eagles and the geology of the park. The hike will start at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. The hike is free.

PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Dec. 26, the library is closed. Monday, Dec. 30, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room and will feature a man who wishes he had never been born. An angel grants his wish and gets something in return. Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1 the library is closed for the New Year’s holiday. Thursday, Jan. 2, the Creative Crafters will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Sandra Rieker 815-879-4091. SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday. The library is also hosting a book sale, where items are 10 cents each. The sale includes a lot of books on cassettes for the same price. WYANET — Coming up on Thursday, Jan. 9, Ron Bluemer will visit and talk about the 1950s in the Illinois Valley, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the 2nd Thursday@the Library program. Bluemer, who is an Illinois author and Granville resident, will discuss his book, “Back to the 50s: Impact on the Illinois Valley.” Bluemer is also an Illinois historian and has written several books on gambling places, prohibition and coal mines in the Illinois Valley. Tuesday, Jan. 14, the library’s computer class will meet at 1 p.m. Dorene Stalter will be back after the holidays with all sorts of computer wisdom. Any and all are invited to come with questions and concerns about computers. TISKILWA — On Monday, Dec. 30, the Tiskilwa Public Library will host a winter break story time at 2 p.m. There will be a story, snacks and a craft for all elementary school ages. LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Clarion Library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 26. Normal hours will resume at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27. The library will also be closed Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. In the event of weather-related closings, an announcement will be posted on the library’s Facebook page and announced on WZOE radio. OHIO — The Ohio Public Library has revamped its Facebook page. Search “Ohio Public Library District” to like the page. Events and new items will be posted to the page. WALNUT — The Walnut Public Library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 26 and from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2. The library will resume normal hours at noon Jan. 3. MINERAL — The Mineral-Gold Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. If you would like to include your news on our Library Corner page, send your items to Goldie Currie at gcurrie@bcrnews.com. For more information, call Currie at 815-875-4461, ext. 236.

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New year, new you: Five easy tips to get more fiber (BPT) — For many, the new year provides a reason to examine the changes we would like to make for a healthier life. This January will be no different for the many Americans who will think about improving their diet. Focusing on fiber intake is one important and easy modification to consider. Research has shown that fiber has a wide range of health benefits, but Americans struggle with getting their daily dose. The FDA recommends consuming 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day, but less than 3 percent of Americans actually do so. “When it’s New Year’s resolution time, most people focus on foods they should avoid to make their diets more healthful,” says registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, brand ambassador for Sunsweet Growers Inc., the world’s largest handler of dried fruits. “I love talking to people about adding fiber to the diet because it flips the typical healthy eating resolution on its head. Instead of focusing on what you can’t eat, it’s all about selecting those better-for-you foods like prunes and prune juice to add into the diet. It’s a more positive way of looking at health.” People typically associate fiber with digestive health, and fiber does play a critical role in regulating digestion. In addition to digestive health, the benefits of fiber include: • Helping to keep you feeling fuller longer, which can aid in weight manage-

ment. • Lowering cholesterol, specifically with soluble fiber found in foods like apples, oats and beans. • Reducing the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. According to Blatner, adding fiber into the diet can be easy and flavorful with just a little planning. Ideally, she recommends choosing foods with natural fiber rather than overly processed foods with added fiber. Natural fiber sources give you the added bonus of vitamins, minerals and healthy phytochemicals. Here are Blatner’s five quick tips to increase natural fiber intake this new year: “Veggify.” Add vegetables to your omelets, sandwiches, pizza and pasta. Add veggies dipped in low-fat dressing at lunch and start dinner with a little garden salad with chopped prunes for extra flavor. Bean boost. Add beans and lentils to up your fiber intake. Add black beans to tacos, garbanzos to salads, kidney beans to stir fries, white beans to pasta dishes and lentils to ground beef before making burger patties. Fruity snack time. Onthe-go portable fruits such as apples, pears and oranges are good betweenmeal choices. Also Sunsweet Ones are individually wrapped prunes, which make it easy to toss into your purse, care or desk drawer as an easy anytime snack. Something Blatner loves is a DIY trail mix with Sunsweet’s

Plum Amazins diced dried plums. Grain swap. Whole grain toast instead of white toast for breakfast, brown rice stir fry for lunch, whole grain crackers for a snack and whole grain pasta for dinner can go a long way in helping you to achieve the daily fiber recommendation. Drink up. Fiber is not only for eating. You can also drink it. Sunsweet’s PlumSmart Light and Amazing Prune Light both provide a good source of fiber with fewer calories and sugar than regular juice.

The nation’s most deadly disease (BPT) — Few people understand just how much a threat cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease, can be. Consider this: heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and accidents combined. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 71 million American adults (33.5 percent) have high LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol and only one out of every three adults with high LDL cholesterol has the condition under control. While heart disease is truly dangerous, in many instances the disease is preventable. You may have heard concerns over high cholesterol levels. Elevated cholesterol is among the leading risk factors for CVD. Living a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition, weight management and getting plenty of physical activity can play an important role in lowering your risk of CVD, according to the

American Heart Association. If you’re interested in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease, these tips can help. • Move your body. Exercise not only reduces your bad cholesterol levels, it can also increase your HDL, or good cholesterol, levels. The exercise need not be strenuous to enjoy the benefit either. Get a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day. A 45-minute walk can help you reach your goal. • Cut the saturated fats. Saturated fats have long been linked to high cholesterol levels. As you prepare your next meal, use canola oil or olive oil instead of vegetable oil, butter, shortening or lard. • Opt for fish. You don’t have to become a vegetarian to achieve a healthy cholesterol level; you just have to make smarter meat selections. Fish and fish oil are loaded with cholesterol-lowering omega-3 acids. The American Heart Association recommends fish as your source for omega-3s and eating fish two or three times a week is a great

way to lower your cholesterol. • Avoid smoking. Smoking has been linked to many health concerns and research shows that smoking has a negative impact on good cholesterol levels and is also a risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease accounts for one in three deaths in the United States and many cases of the disease are preventable through healthy choices. There is a clinical research study being conducted to try to help with this disease. The Fourier Study, sponsored by Amgen, is a clinical research study to find out if an investigational medication may reduce the risk of future heart attacks, strokes, related cardiovascular events and death in individuals with a prior history of heart disease. The study is investigating a different approach to reducing LDL cholesterol or “bad” cholesterol. To learn more about how you can take part in The Fourier Study, call 855-61-STUDY or visit HeartClinicalStudy.com.

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Sports Senior Spotlight Kelsey Thompson Name: Kelsey Thompson. Nickname(s): Big Red or K Thomp. School: St. Bede Academy. Date/place of birth: 8/16/95, Spring Valley. Hometown: Spring Valley. Family: Melanie (mom), John (dad), three brothers, one sister. Sports: Basketball Favorite sport and why: Basketball is my favorite sport because it is about skill but also how much you know about the game. Likes: Taking care of people, Starbucks and working out. Dislikes: Loud and obnoxious people. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My older brother, Tyler, because he always pushes me to be the best player possible. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mom, because she’s never afraid of a new challenge and she always achieves her goals. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: dog Winston. Last song I listened to: 23 by Miley Cyrus. People would be surprised to know: I quit kindergarten to spend more time with my mom. I stay home to watch: Sons of Anarchy and Betrayal. When I need luck for a big game, I: I don’t believe luck has a factor in games, I believe it is in one’s determination and passion for the game. The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): My little sister Keeley, because you never know what is going to come out of her mouth. What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: I’m outgoing. Most embarrassing moment: My first day at St. Bede sophomore year I walked into the wrong classroom of seniors. Most unforgettable moment: Winning the Starved Rock Conference championship my seventh grade year at JFK. Ultimate sports fantasy: Meeting Clay Matthews or Kobe Bryant. What I would like to do in life: Become a plastic surgeon. Three words that best describe myself: Reliable, determined, straight-forward.

Kelsey Thompson says basketball is her favorite sport, “because it is about skill but also how much you know about the game.” She says her brother, Tyler, has always pushed her to be the best player she can be.

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Blue Devils Five area girls played for the Chillicothe Blue Devils softball team, which won the 18U Jingle Bell Classic in Pekin on Dec. 8. The Blue Devils went 5-0 to win the championship. Team members are (front row, from left) Ashley Phillips (Bureau Valley), Marcy Serrano, Kenzie Parker, J.C. Johnson and Monica Monroe (Putnam County); and (back row) coach Rick Menzel, Megan Connor, Sydney Bina, Madison Menzel and Abby Jaques (Princeton), Delaney Coats, Annie Flemming and coach Mike Berchtold. Shelby Yepsen (PC) is absent from picture.

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St. Bede fall sports award winners

Football Volleyball Award winners for the 2013 volleyball season at St. Bede Academy are (front row, left) Olivia Mueller, Morgan Bosnich and Claire Dudek; and (back row) Morgan King, Samantha Whalen and Julia Pohar.

Award winners for the 2013 football season at St. Bede Academy are (front row, left) Connor MacDavitt, Michael Slingsby and Michael Bellino; and (back row) Jack Brady, Braidy Shipp, Brady Booker, Justin Shaw and Baylee Hopps.

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Award winners for the 2013 golf season at St. Bede Academy are (front row, Award winners for the 2013 cross country season at St. Bede Academy are left) Gabby Mendoza, Sydney Eustice and Taylor Hamer; and (back row) Jack Annie Needs (from left), Brent Koogler, Jake Condon and Laura Sickley. Kunkel, Jarrett Olson, Anthony Truckenbrod, Joe Dudek and Chris Sampson.

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Max Actis and Mike Stuckert won the big fish pot of $500 with 3.4-pound sauger in the Spring Valley Walleye’s Club’s Members Only Tournament.

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THREE DAY NEW YEARS HOLIDAY ESTATE AUCTION Auction to be held at the Tumbleson Auction Center, 1635 North Main Street, Princeton, IL, Located 100 miles West of Chicago, IL just off INT 80, Exit 56, South on Rt. 26. (Behind the Sherwood Antique Mall) on:

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LARGE COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL AND DECORATIVE ITEMS FROM FATHER ED HARKRADER, PRINCETON, IL

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013 DUCK DECOY COLLECTION, HUNTING RELATED & FISHING: Collection of Over 150 Decoys Including Weeks, Whittington, Charles Perdew, Elliston, Pratt, Ben Schmidt, Bud Hinck, Jim Slack & Others, Duck & Game Calls, Many Hunting, Decoy & Fishing Books and Framed Prints; Collection of Old Wood Canoe Paddles; Animal Mounts; Antlers; Several Fur Hides; Old Hunting Signs; Arrowheads & Indian Stone; Minnow Buckets; Fishing Reels & Related Items FIREARMS COLLECTION, AMMO & RELATED ITEMS: Over 100 Firearms (Long guns and Handguns) Including Winchester, Remington, Ruger, Mossberg, S&W, Colt, Lever Action Rifles, US Springfield Trap Door w/ Bayonet & Others, Gun Cleaning Kits, Military Related Items, Hunting& Folding Pocket Knives; Group of Ammo; Brass Shells; Gun Powder Tins; Wood Ammo Boxes; Shot Gun Shells; Gun & Bow Hunting Accessories COIN COLLECTION: Including Ike Dollars, Roosevelt, Mercury& Silver Dimes, Buffalo Nickels, Kennedy Halves, Various Coin Sets, Lg. Group of Paper Money Including One Dollar Black Eagle Silver Certificate, Various Silver Certificates, 1976 Series 2 Dollar Bill First Day Issue Peru, IL, Wheat Pennies & More!!! GROUP OF APPROX. 18 (NEWER COLLECTORS EDITION) LG. JOHN DEERE TOY TRACTOR & IMPLEMENTS-NIB 10% Buyer’s Premium & Proxibid Available for this Auction Day ONLY

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 ANTIQUE, PRIMITIVE & COLLECTIBLE FURNITURE: Lg. Ornate Glass Door Cabinet, Mission Style Armoire, 2 Sm. Stickley One Drawer Tables, Pedestal Fern Stands & Other Antique Pieces; Many Old Quality Primitive Cabinets, Benches & Trunks; Antique Pool Cue Holder & Counting Beads; Collectible Furniture Including King Size Bed, Fridge, Coffee & End Tables & More! ANTIQUES: Many Nice Antique Clocks; Many Contemp. Design Stained Glass Lamps and Kerosene Lamps; Pottery Including Roseville; Figurines; Royal Doulton; Lladro; Staffordshire Dogs; Candlewick, Art Glass, China Including Haviland, Noritake & B&W Spode; Metal Statues; Sterling Silver including Candle Holders, S&P and Various Flatware Pieces; Cruet Sets; Fine Glassware Including Cut Glass, Carnival Glass, Stoneware, Crock Bowls, Rolling Pins, Antique Sterio Cards, Many B&W Oriental Pieces, Collection of Ornamental Canes; Several Nice Nativity Sets Including Porcelain LADIES ITEMS: Jewelry Including: Many Fine Diamond Rings, Necklace and Bracelet, Costume & Sterling Silver Jewelry ,Many Nice Linens, Aprons, Doilies, Buttons, Purses, Dresser Sets & Perfume Bottles, LG. OLD ANTIQUE PAINTINGS & PICTURES/FRAMES: Many Religious & Old Framed Paintings and Pictures, Framed Custer Last Stand Picture PLEASE NOTE: This is a Very Large Quality Estate Three Day Auction! Please See Website for Full Listing, Photos& Absentee On-Line Bidding!!!

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