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Smiddy way ahead in fundraising Demmer, Bivins have safe seats BY DAVID GIULIANI 800-798-4085, ext. 525

DIXON – State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, is far outpacing his Republican rivals in fundraising. As of Sept. 30, Smiddy, who represents Whiteside County,

had $86,944 in his coffers. He raised $95,000 in the latest quarter, July through September. He spent $47,410 during that Mike Jim Jeff time. Smiddy Wozniak McKinley Republicans Jim Wozniak and Jeff Mc- Island County, have announced Kinley, both of whom are assis- they are running in the tant state’s attorneys in Rock March GOP primary for the

71st House District. The 71st District is considered a battleground. Last November, Smiddy beat Republican incumbent Rich Morthland, who defeated Democrat Dennis Ahern in 2010. Before that, Democrat Mike Boland held the seat. As of Sept. 30, McKinley had $826 in his account and Wozniak, $955, according to their campaign finance reports filed with the state Board of Elections.


Although the Republicans’ totals are low now, the race will likely become more expensive. Smiddy’s totals indicate he expects a battle. Most legislative seats in Illinois go unopposed, with incumbents virtually assured of victory. Wozniak said he and McKinley will find more success in raising funds when they become official candidates in December. FUNDRAISING CONTINUED ON A2


Sterling man jailed for child abuse Police say he injured 5-week-old daughter BY CHRISTI WARREN 800-798-4085, ext. 521

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Brandon Jongewaard, 9, gets help on a math problem from Matt Hunt Thursday evening during Camp Computation night at Jefferson School. Groups of students moved among activity stations featuring different math-related games. FAR LEFT: Michelle Healy and her son Lucas, 9, square off in a multiplication war Thursday evening at Jefferson School in Dixon. For the second year, the school hosted Camp Computation, a night designed for parents and students to have fun with math games. LEFT: Danielle Grygiel, 9, finds the answer to a math problem Thursday night during a card game.

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1 Come in costume ROCK FALLS – The Coloma Township Park District’s annual all-ages Halloween costume judging contest will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Louis J. Pignatelli Municipal Center, 1007 Seventh Ave. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded, and there are many categories. All participants receive candy treats.



2 Ghouls on parade

3 Oh, the Horror!


MORRISON – Downtown Morrison promises to be a very scary, and fun, place Saturday. The Morrison Chamber of Commerce and Cottonwood 4-H Club will have an annual Halloween parade at 1:30 p.m. There will be a fun fair after the presentation of trophies. Trick-or-treaters also can visit Resthave Nursing & Retirement Home from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call the Morrison Chamber of Commerce at 815-772-3757 for more information.

MOUNT CARROLL – Ready to do the Time Warp again? Timber Lake Playhouse presents an interactive viewing of the 1975 film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 9 p.m. Saturday at the theater at 8215 Black Oak Road. Concessions, beer and wine, and a costume contest will be part of the festivities. Tickets are $15, and an interactive prop bag is $10. Go to or call 815-2442035 for more information.

STERLING – Trick or Treat on Main Street is the theme of this month’s Fourth Fridays: Where People and Arts Collide. Businesses throughout the downtown will be open late, featuring a variety of artists and musical acts, and will welcome trick-or-treaters from 6 to 8 p.m. Walking maps, lists of venues and events, and more information are available at www.fourthfridayspac. com.


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STERLING – A Sterling man was arrested Thursday after prosecutors say he physically abused his 5-week-old daughter in September, sending her to the hospital with “significant injuries,” including rib fractures and brain hemorrhaging. Police say that on Sept. 16, authorities responded to a call about an infant who was found unresponsive and not breathing at a home in the 1800 block of Locust Street. She was flown to a Rockford hospital, where she was stabilized. On Thursday, Terrance L. Jordan, 21, of Sterling, was charged with aggravated battery to a child. Brownell said that Jordan’s account of what happened was inconsistent with the injuries the infant sustained. He also said that doctors were able to determine that the injuries weren’t accidental. In court documents filed Thursday, prosecutors say that Jordan “squeezed [his daughter] with such force that her ribs were fractured” and that by “causing her head to hit the floor with such force, she suffered an intracranial hemorrhage.”



Monster mash in Dixon

DIXON – Dixon Main Street and Lee County Council on Aging will host a Monster Breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger, with $1 deducted if you wear a costume. The annual Dixon Noon Lions Halloween Parade follows at 10 a.m., beginning at Haymarket Square. There is a costume contest at 9:30 a.m. at Haymarket Square. Rain site for the costume judging will be at the Post House Ballroom.

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“I’ve been told by multiple sources that the 71st District will be very targeted by the Republicans and Republican organizations,” Wozniak said. “There will be money coming to the race.” “Since it is the primary, a lot of Republican donors are seeing how it shakes out,” said Michael Coyne, McKinley’s campaign manager. “I combed through [Smiddy’s] report. He didn’t have a single donation under $150 from any individuals. We have the grassroots. He wants to buy the seat back. Good luck.” Smiddy’s campaign manager, Ben Head, said that because of politics these days, Smiddy believes he must raise money to be competitive. The last election, Head

฀Here’s฀how฀much฀ money฀candidates฀had฀ in฀their฀campaign฀coffers฀Sept.฀30: 71st House District Mike฀Smiddy฀(D)฀ $86,944 Jim฀Wozniak฀(R)฀$955 Jeff฀McKinley฀(R)฀$826 90th House District Tom฀Demmer฀(R)฀ $25,400 36th Senate District Mike฀Jacobs฀(D)฀ $128,977 Neil฀Anderson฀(R)฀No฀ report฀yet 45th Senate District Tim฀Bivins฀(R)฀$17,360 Source: Reports filed with Illinois Board of Elections

said, indicated the district was “rather Democratic,” but that could have been because Barack Obama was at the top of the ballot. Other districts won’t see much competition, if at all. Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, who rep-


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for฀and฀against฀expanding฀the฀hours฀and฀also฀ had฀received฀written฀ statements,฀and฀made฀ their฀decision฀“having฀ taken฀into฀consideration฀ all฀the฀information฀presented฀to฀the฀board.”฀ The฀Illinois฀Casino฀ Gaming฀Association฀ had฀pushed฀to฀extend฀ the฀hours,฀arguing฀that฀ letting฀the฀casinos฀stay฀ open฀would฀bring฀the฀ casinos฀desperately฀ needed฀revenue฀and฀ would฀help฀prevent฀ gamblers฀from฀taking฀ their฀business฀to฀neighboring฀states฀where฀ 24-hour฀gambling฀is฀ allowed.

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the Illinois Education Association, a teachers union. The 36th Senate District will also likely see a heated battle. Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, is running for re-election in the district, which includes Whiteside County. Earlier this month, after the campaign finance reporting deadline, Moline firefighter Neil Anderson announced that he would run for the Republican nomination. Jacobs said he feared the race could become another $3 million contest. “That’s a part of the business that I really don’t like – raising money. It’s ridiculous,” he said. “I wished we could sign an agreement to talk to voters and not to spend a dime. Face it, the national Republicans and the tea party will pour money into this race.”



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Board considers Former resident meets queen Amboy grad fees for golf carts 1982 teaches in Scotland Under proposal, permit would be needed to enter BY DEREK BARICHELLO 800-798-4085, ext. 526

DIXON – Park board members debated Wednesday whether to charge a fee for golf carts entering Lowell Park. The Dixon Park District currently allows golf carts in the park, and a new proposal was made to require carts to have a $50 sticker permit to enter. No action was taken, but the proposal is expected to come up at future meetings. The objective is to generate revenue from visitors living outside of the park’s taxing district. The park district is projecting a deficit of about $111,000 this year, but board members took on large equipment purchases. “Allowing golf carts benefits those who aren’t paying taxes for the park, because the only people using carts are neighbors of Lowell Park,” said park board member Shane Miller. “This is a special privilege we’re providing people who don’t give us a cent.” Two golf carts frequent the park once a month, both neighbors of the park, said Greg Hunt-

er, director of natural resources for the park district. Board President Ron Pritchard was hesitant about the proposal, asking if it will be more of a hassle to monitor than it’s worth. “If 2 or 3 people are using golf carts, that’s $150,” he said. “Is that worth the trouble?” Generating revenue, even in small increments, needs to become a priority with the district running a deficit, said Deb Carey, executive director. The discussion expanded to other privileges and whether they should come for a fee. “I don’t want to expand this out too much,” Miller said. “I think we should look at it on a case-bycase basis. This privilege in particular we know only people out of our district use, and it’s not really a benefit to anyone within the district.” Also Wednesday, the park board decided not to issue a noise ordinance for Woodcote. There has been only one complaint in 7 years, Carey said. Additionally, the park district will start work on new fencing this fall at Ballou Park. The fencing was considered a safety issue and will cost $17,000 to replace, Carey said.

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DIXON – Roadwork will start Tuesday, weather permitting, on a 1.1-mile section of Palmyra Road from west of Swarts Road to west of Wolverine Road, between Dixon and Sterling. State Department of Transportation staff announced Thursday that contractors will remove the existing surface before resurfacing the section of road. Drivers should expect daytime lane closures, and be prepared to stop for flaggers. Work should be completed in 2 weeks. Call IDOT at 815-284-2271 for more information.

CHICAGO฀(AP)฀–฀The฀Illinois Department of Employment Security has been awarded฀a฀$2.3฀million฀federal grant to spend on efforts aimed at cutting waste and fraud in the unemployment insurance program. The department said Wednesday it will use the money on existing antifraud programs and to try out new efforts. Department Director Jay Rowell said the agency has cut waste, fraud, and related฀problems฀by฀$239฀ million over the past 2 years.

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Former Sublette resident Kent Walter has mingled with royalty. About a year ago, Walter, a 1982 Amboy High School graduate who is teaching at the International School of Aberdeen, Scotland, was approached by the school’s director with the idea of writing to Buckingham Place to see whether the school could dedicate its theater in Queen Elizabeth’s name. “I laughed and told him to ‘Go for it!’ I forgot about it since,” Walter writes in an email to Sauk Valley Media. But on Aug. 14, Walter found out that the palace had approved the request and that it was sending a royal to dedicate it. “I can only imagine my face when he said the queen herself was making the dedication,” Wal-


In the foreground (from left) are Daniel Hovde, director at the International School of Aberdeen; Kent Walter, formerly of Sublette; Queen Elizabeth; and drama teachers Javier Chiaraluce and Adam Coutts. ter wrote. The director then told Walter: “By the way, I will introduce you to her majesty, then you will introduce the rest of your staff. Also, you will need to have a maximum 10-minute performance for Her Majesty that day. The palace is requesting it.” Walter’s department put together a presentation including drama,

art, and instrumental and vocal music. On Oct. 1, at the end of the performance for the monarch, Walter was introduced to the queen and shook her hand. “I remember nothing of the conversation, but recall her being very gracious about her visit,” Walter wrote. “Her majesty was nothing but smiles at meet-

ing our students and about her visit at the International School of Aberdeen.” Walter studied music education at Illinois State University. He has also taught at international schools in Ethiopia, Kenya and Venezuela. His parents, Byron and Marilyn Walter, now live in Lost Nation, near Dixon.


Additional arrest made in pipe bomb incident Varga: Another bomb might have been set off on the same night BY CHRISTI WARREN 800-798-4085, ext. 521

DIXON – The Lee County Sheriff’s Department made an additional arrest Wednesday in connection with the pipe bomb found on two men near Dixon Correctional Center early Sunday. Stephen E. Long, 27, of Dixon, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon after authorities received a tip that he was with

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Zachary W. Chaffer, 31, of Dixon, and Scott R. Williams, 32, of Sterling, when they bought the bomb. Lee County Sheriff John Varga said it appeared that another pipe bomb had been set off in a dumpster at the time. Chaffer and Williams were arrested early Sunday morning after Lee County sheriff’s deputies received a call from the prison about two suspicious individuals. Upon investigating, Varga said they found Chaffer and

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Williams to be in possession of a pipe bomb which the men said was purchased near the Beanblossom parking lot late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The two men said they were walking by the prison en route to a party, Varga said. The device was later detonated safely by the Winnebago County Bomb Unit. According to Varga, the motive is still unclear. “We’re still working

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on it to see what the plan was to do with [the bomb], if anything,” he said. “I’m not really sure what they were doing with it, or going to do with it.” Chaffer and Williams remain in Lee County Jail on $50,000 bond. Long’s bond was set at $5,000; he bonded out Thursday afternoon. All three men will appear in court on Oct. 30.

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OBITUARIES Sue L. Eakle STERLING – Sue L. Eakle of Sterling died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Sue was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Sterling, the daughter of Curtis and Myrtle (Mathew) Bucher. She married Norman C. Eakle on June 19, 1953, in a double ceremony with her sister. Sue was a faithful, lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling, serving in many ways, including teaching Sunday school, playing in the bell choir, and serving on the funeral committee. She is survived by her husband, Norman; three children, daughter, Rhonda (Michael D.) Miller of Sterling, and sons, Curtis U. Eakle of Chicago and Bradley N. (Wynell) Eakle of Sterling; one grandson,

Matthew M. Miller; two stepgrandsons, Colin (Monica) Prince and Conor Prince; one sister, Marlene (Kennard) Green of Oregon; and two nieces, LeAnne (Steve) Olson and Kristen (Mike) Bauer. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son in infancy, Rodney M. Eakle. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Mark Oehlert officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit to send condolences.

Doris J. Stutzke STERLING – Doris J. Stutzke, 89, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at her home. Doris was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Woosung, the daughter of Otto and Anna Jane (Mechling) Farster. She married Foster “Bus” Stutzke on Aug. 18, 1951, in Ottawa. He died July 16, 2007. She was coowner of Stutzke Excavating for 45 years. She also worked at Freeman Shoe Factory and Bowman Shoe Store in Dixon. She was involved in catering for 27 years. Doris was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. She was a former member of the Sterling Moose and the Rock Falls American Legion. She was a Cub Scout leader and enjoyed bowling. Survivors include three daughters, Diane Stutzke, Cherry (Harry) Hatten, and Laura Stutzke, and two sons, Phillip (Barb) Stutzke and Dana Stutzke, all of Sterling; eight grandchildren, Tyson (Michele) LeBlanc of Aurora, Dustin (Stacy) Rhodes of Bloomington, Minn., Cody (Katie Maxwell) Rhodes of Minneapolis, Alex (Nicole Smith) Stutzke of Rock Falls, Matthew (Alaina

Skeet) Stutzke of San Diego, Lindsey (Anthony Jones) Stutzke and Amber (Paul Heflin) Chavarria, both of Sterling, and Hailee (Joseph) Wollard of San Diego; three greatgrandchildren, Kailee Stutzke Meeks, Madisen Battles, and Avery Stutzke; two sisters-inlaw, Jan Stutzke and Marlene Edwards; five stepgrandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; special niece and nephew, Vicki and Larry Cooper; and a great-grandson due in January. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six brothers, six sisters, and grandson Drew Montanez. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Henrietta Milner of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit to send condolences.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE WEEK t Today’s visitations: Albert G. Helfrich Jr.฀of฀ Dixon,฀9-11฀a.m.฀at฀St.฀Paul฀ Lutheran฀Church฀in฀Dixon. Raymond L. Hammelman of฀Sterling,฀9:30-10:30฀a.m.฀at฀ St.฀John฀Lutheran฀Church฀in฀ Sterling. t Today’s funerals: Raymond L. Hammelman of฀Sterling,฀10:30฀a.m.฀at฀ St.฀John฀Lutheran฀Church฀in฀ Sterling. Albert G. Helfrich Jr. of฀ Dixon,฀11฀a.m.฀at฀St.฀Paul฀ Lutheran฀Church฀in฀Dixon. Ronald D. Shook of฀Rock฀ Falls,฀gathering฀of฀friends฀and฀ family,฀4-6฀p.m.฀at฀McDonald฀ Funeral฀Home฀in฀Sterling. t Saturday visitations: Smaida A. Bollman of฀Sterling,฀10-11฀a.m.฀at฀Schilling฀ Funeral฀Home฀in฀Sterling. Paul B. Straw฀of฀Dixon,฀ 10-11฀a.m.฀gathering฀of฀family฀ and฀friends฀at฀First฀Christian฀ Church฀in฀Sterling. Dorothy A. Jirasek of฀Morrison,฀2-4฀p.m.฀at฀Bosma-Renkes฀Funeral฀Home฀in฀Morrison. t Saturday funerals: Raymond L. Popkin of฀Morrison,฀10:30฀a.m.฀graveside฀ service฀at฀Grove฀Hill฀Cemetery฀ in฀Morrison. Smaida A. Bollman฀of฀ Sterling,฀11฀a.m.฀at฀Schilling฀ Funeral฀Home฀in฀Sterling. Paul B. Straw฀of฀Dixon,฀11฀ a.m.฀memorial฀service฀at฀First฀ Christian฀Church฀in฀Sterling.

George C. Wallace฀of฀ Dixon,฀2฀p.m.฀memorial฀service฀ at฀Preston-Schilling฀Funeral฀ Home฀in฀Dixon. t Sunday visitations: Sue L. Eakle฀of฀Sterling,฀ 2-4฀p.m.฀at฀McDonald฀Funeral฀ Home฀in฀Sterling. Doris J. Stutzke฀of฀Sterling,฀ 2-4฀p.m.฀at฀McDonald฀Funeral฀ Home฀in฀Rock฀Falls. t Sunday funerals: Sharon Bittinger฀of฀Polo,฀ celebration฀of฀life,฀1-4฀p.m.฀ at฀Dixon฀Veterans฀of฀Foreign฀ Wars. t Monday funerals: Ruth E. Purvis฀of฀Sterling,฀ 10฀a.m.฀memorial฀service฀at฀ Harvest฀Time฀Bible฀Church฀in฀ Rock฀Falls. Doris J. Stutzke฀of฀Sterling,฀ 10฀a.m.฀at฀McDonald฀Funeral฀ Home฀in฀Rock฀Falls. Sue L. Eakle฀of฀Sterling,฀ 10:30฀a.m.฀at฀St.฀John฀Lutheran฀Church฀in฀Sterling. Margo L. Sarber฀of฀Polo,฀ 11:30฀a.m.฀graveside฀service฀ at฀Elkhorn฀Brick฀Church฀Cemetery฀in฀Polo. t Nov. 2 funerals: Joseph I. Hicks,฀formerly฀of฀ Dixon,฀11฀a.m.฀celebration฀of฀ life฀at฀Grace฀United฀Methodist฀ Church฀in฀Dixon. t Nov. 8 visitations: Gerald L. “Doc” Mance฀of฀ Morrison,฀4-7฀p.m.,฀followed฀ by฀a฀Masonic฀service,฀at฀ Bosma-Renkes฀Funeral฀Home฀ in฀Morrison.

Paul B. Straw DIXON – Paul B. Straw, 68, of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Paul was born May 20, 1945, in Dixon, to Robert William and Vora (Mosher) Straw. He married Nelda R. Kant on Aug. 24, 1969, in Amboy. Paul worked for 40 years at Wahl Clipper in Sterling. He was a member of First Christian Church in Sterling. There, he attended Bible studies and men’s fellowship meetings, and was a past deacon. His family always called him “Mr. Fix It,” as he could fix anything. Paul was an avid whistler and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed reading, and most of all, cherished the time he spent with his family. Survivors include his wife, Nelda; one daughter, Ann (Bill) Manon of Dixon and their three children, Lilli, Alex, and

Riley; two sons, Chad (Jill) Straw of Sterling and their children, Jacob and Daniel, and Nick (Valerie) Straw of Oscarville, Alaska, and their children, Ezra and Zebedee; and three brothers, David (Linda) Straw, George Straw and Ron (Ruth) Straw. He was preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of family and friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Courtney Chandler officiating. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Sterling and Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. Visit to send condolences.

Ruth E. Purvis STERLING – Ruth E. Purvis, 81, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family. Ruth was born April 14, 1932, in Sterling, the daughter of John and Alma (Ellsworth) Covel. She married Russell Purvis on Oct. 7, 1950, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1998. She absolutely loved working outside in her yard. Ruth was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, and loved being active in the church. She worked at Wahl Clipper as an assembler for 43 years. Ruth enjoyed playing bingo with her sister, walking every day at the mall, drinking coffee with her “coffee clutch” at McDonald’s, and going out to dinner, where she always ordered chicken. She also loved spending time with her family. Survivors include three daughters, Susan (Steve Hefton) Linton of Hanna City and Bobbie Froeter and Debra (Rick) Barton, both of Sterling; one sister, Florence Brockman of Sterling; 11 grand-

children, Danny Joseph (Kate) Ivey, Amie Sue Ivey, Ryan Joel Linton, Kory Russell (Jamie) Froeter, Richard Jefferson (Kit) Barton Jr., Eric William (Nicole) Barton, Gregory Paul (Kelly) Barton, Michael Robert (Kelli) Barton, Ashley Elizabeth Barton, Kerri Lynn (Jason) Dobyns, and Samantha Sue Skinner; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Kathy Skinner; two sisters, Dorothy Long and Margaret Briggs; and one son-inlaw, Robert Froeter. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor, officiating. Inurnment will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Harvest Time Bible Church. Visit to send condolences.

Joseph I. Hicks ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Joseph I. Hicks, 83, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Dixon, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at his home after a long battle with prostate cancer. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Dixon. Survivors include his

wife, Anita Hicks; two sons, Ken (Carla) and Jim (Penny); six grandchildren; and a sister, Rosemary Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Reeder. A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Grace United Methodist Church in Dixon. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

Margo L. Sarber

POLO – Margo L. Sarber, 75, of Polo, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Polo Rehabilitation & Health Care. She was a homemaker. Margo was born Oct. 15, 1938, in Dixon, the daughter of Walter and LaDonne (Burge) Hendrix. She married Robert Sarber. He preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughters, Carrie King Juli A. Houck of Tennessee and KimSTERLING – Juli A. Houck, 62, of Sterling, died berly Bright of Iowa; sons, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Michael (Lori) Reynolds Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling of Shannon, Kevin Reynarrangements. olds of Kentucky, Tom

Reynolds of Milledgeville, Keith (Tana) Reynolds of Lanark, and Jason Reynolds of Iowa; 17 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Powell; and the father of her children, Junior Reynolds. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Elkhorn Brick Church Cemetery in Polo. Polo Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Visit to send condolences.

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In August 2012, Jordan pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in a public place and domestic battery; in 2010, he pleaded guilty to burglary. He is in Whiteside County Jail on $500,000 bond. He will be in court today.

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FULTON – A $3.1 million water structure rehabilitation project has concluded, and to celebrate its completion, the city of Fulton is inviting the community to take part in an open house on Nov. 2. For more than 10 years, the city of Fulton has had a vision of creating a sustainable water system that would benefit the community for many years to come, and in June, the city completed a

well house pressure filtration system, to do just that. “This is something that’s going to take care of Fulton for the next 40 to 50 years,” City Administrator Randy Balk said. Although the construction on the well house concluded in June, the city wanted to complete the road to the well house as well as landscaping and other aesthetic features before hosting the open house. “It’s been finished since about June, but now that the road is finished, we decided we should try to show it off,” Balk said. “We’re very proud of it.” Located within the

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large, brick well house on 16th Avenue and 11th Street in Fulton, is a 1,945 foot, sandstone well, and a shallow sand and gravel well approximately 300 feet deep. Both wells are operated by a 1,200 gallon per minute pressure filter, that reduces the iron and manganese in the shallow well and the combined radium in the deep well, among other things. The water treatment plant is also supplied with a digital touch pad that allows the Public Works Department to calculate how much water is in the city’s water tower, how much is being distributed through the town, and which well the

water is being filtered from. “We’re very fortunate, and very proud, that we have this,” Balk said. “It’s something now that completes a good water capacity for the city of Fulton.” As with the open house, weather can always be a factor, but Balk still hopes to see at least 100 people present at the event. “It’s really kind of hard to say (how many people will come). We’re showing off a pressure filter plant,” Balk said. “We’re very pleased with how it’s functioning, and Dan Clark and his staff have been doing a fantastic job of keeping this going.”





District projects millions of dollars in repairs BY DEREK BARICHELLO 800-798-4085,฀ext.฀526

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DIXON – The cost to repair or build new schools is daunting, one committee member said. A path and vision, however, must be developed, agreed a consensus of the committee. Data shared at Thursday’s Strategic Planning Committee meeting for Dixon schools showed it would cost an estimated $57.8 million to make all the necessary repairs to its schools in 20 years. That same data estimated it would cost anywhere from $140 million to $163 million to put up all new buildings. The strategic planning committee is a 14-member group of school officials and public figures working to create a vision for district facilities covering the next 5, 10, or 15 years. The committee’s goal is to make recommendations to the school board for possible building consolidation, land acquisition and development, and will include

Below are projected costs (in millions) to repair district schools over฀20฀years฀and฀architect฀estimates฀(in฀millions)฀for฀a฀new฀ school: Repairs Build new Dixon฀High฀School:฀฀ ฀ $26.5฀฀ ฀ $57.1฀to฀$63.1 Reagan฀Middle฀School:฀฀ $7.6฀฀ ฀ $43.7฀to฀$45.6 Washington฀Elementary:฀฀ $8฀฀ ฀ $14.1฀to฀$20 Jefferson฀Elementary:฀฀ ฀ $7.2฀฀ ฀ $12฀to฀$15.8 Lincoln฀Elementary:฀ ฀ $8.6฀฀ ฀ $13.2฀to฀$19.2 cost estimates, federal and state grants, and funding options. These estimates compiled by Kevin Schultz, district building and grounds supervisor, took into consideration roofs, windows, doors, boilers, piping, air conditioning, lighting, security, foundation, etc. One important item left off the list was technology, the committee pointed out. His itemized projection was in line with the district’s architect’s projections. Repairs at Dixon High School, an 84-year-old building, were estimated to be the highest at $26.5 million over two decades.

The other schools’ repairs were about $7 to $8 million apiece. When the architect was asked how long a renovated high school could last, he said certain portions of the foundation were “strong enough for another 100 years.” Building a new high school could cost anywhere between $57 and $63 million, depending on the size of the building, Schultz said. New school buildings varied from $43 million for a middle school to $12 million to $14 million for the other schools. The Dixon school district is on

a long waiting list for an Illinois Capital Development Board grant. When it’s time comes, it could collect 35 to 75 percent of $29.7 million for high school construction. There are 248 schools ahead of Dixon on the list. A grant would likely need to be secured to tackle a major construction project, committee members said. Currently, the district puts aside $150,000 for repairs, Schultz said. The architect said the school should be spending 10 times that amount each year for repairs, if it wanted to stay on schedule with proper maintenance. “New, fix, or repair, we need to do something,” said committee member Angie Harrison. Harrison told of families who work in Dixon, but live in DeKalb, because they believe it has better schools. Prospective doctors being recruited to the area have expressed similar beliefs, said Dave Schreiner, president and CEO of KSB Hospital.

The committee agreed the future of Dixon schools is a key component in the city’s economic growth. “We need to get at why we’re truly doing this,” said committee member Deb Drengenberg. “We want to give our future a better education.” The committee’s next move is to visit new schools Oct. 31 in Rochelle to gather information on how the neighboring community went about doing it. Members will meet to discuss school finance Nov. 7. The committee has toured each of the district’s buildings, including outdoor facilities and a security assessment. After its next couple meetings, school board member Jim Schielein said the committee should put a vision in place to establish the future it sees for Dixon schools. Once a vision is in place, the committee will work toward making recommendations for the district’s future, he said.


Harold: GOP trying to push me out SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Former Miss America Erika Harold says Illinois GOP leaders are using “political obstructionism” to attempt to push her out of the race for a central Illinois congressional seat, and she wants voters to be able to choose between her and freshman Rep. Rodney Davis in the March primary. “Elections are not coronations,” the 33-year-old Urbana attorney said Thursday in a statement. Party leaders, Harold said, have kept her from speaking at the state fair and denied access to the 13th Congressional District’s Republican voter data. But Illinois GOP Chair Jack Dorgan called her charges “ridiculous,” tell-

ing The Associated Press that Harold has been treated no differently than any Erika other primaHarold ry challenger. After the party’s serious losses at the polls last November, it faced widespread calls to diversify its image and broaden its appeal beyond white, male voters. Harold, a biracial 2003 Miss America with a Harvard law degree, offers that alternative profile. But a number of party officials say her campaign has been lackluster and suggest she’s threatening the GOP’s hold on an important seat by wast-

ing precious money and resources running against a well-liked incumbent in nationally watched race. Former Macon County GOP Chairman John Davis told Decatur radio station WZUS-FM this week that Harold should take poor polling numbers to heart and make a graceful exit for the sake of herself and the party. But Rep. Rodney Davis, for his part, hasn’t publicly objected to Harold’s bid. The Taylorville congressman’s spokesman declined comment Thursday. Harold and Davis are closely aligned on a majority of issues, with the exception of the Internet sales tax, which she opposes and he supports.

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How to make road ahead less hazardous Congress must end governing by crisis, or risk erosion of power LEE HAMILTON Bloomington, Ind.

One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next year’s elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser, and that was the American people. Why? Because nothing got resolved. The agreement leaves the government open only until mid-January, and gives the Treasury the ability to borrow through early February. All that effort secured us the barest minimum that we needed. Tax reform, spending, entitlements, jobs and economic growth: We’re no better off than we were before a small faction in Congress brought us to the brink of an unnecessary disaster. So the question is, Can we avoid a similar crisis down the road? The record of the recent past gives no ground for optimism, though members of Congress may now recognize the enormous economic costs to the nation of a shutdown and near-default. To avoid repeating their recent sorry spectacle, however, they will have to confront three challenges. First, Congress has to

break its habit of governing by crisis. Second, its members need to take a leaf from this most recent experience and remember that the essence of legislating is negotiation. Finally, they need to recognize that every time Congress fails to assert itself, other institutions gain more power at its expense. Great democracies do not lurch from doomsday moment to doomsday moment. They plan ahead, confront and resolve their challenges, fulfill their responsibilities abroad, and respond to their own people’s needs. Congress can do none of these things so long as its members insist on resolving one crisis by setting up another a few months down the road. SOME PEOPLE in Washington argue that this is because we live in trying times, faced with bewildering economic upheaval, social and demographic change, and a sorely divided body politic. That’s all true – but politics has always been about getting things done in difficult environments. Congress was designed to be the institution where the difficulties of the moment could be overcome by legislators with the skill and temperament to work together to overcome them. Instead, we face a host of challenges with a Congress unable to address them because it can only postpone a crisis from one date to another. I find myself thinking

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Great democracies do not lurch from doomsday moment to doomsday moment. They plan ahead, confront and resolve their challenges. ... Lee Hamilton

often these days of the skillful legislators I’ve known over the years. Where are their counterparts today? The negotiations that produced the last-minute settlement may have taken a lot of effort, but they do not measure up to what’s required. Congress works well only when its members understand some key things: that each party has to walk away with something; that it’s cru-


cial to preserve flexibility and avoid pandering and scorched-earth rhetoric; that it needs to address the issues Americans care about most; that to avoid failure, all the key players need to be at the table; and that they need the fortitude not to walk away from talks when things are going poorly. Years ago, key players in serious negotiations went out to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washing-

BY ITS INACTION, Congress has given power to the president, who can use executive actions to enact policy. It has strengthened the federal bureaucracy by leaving regulatory decisions to federal agencies with very little direction or oversight. It has given massive economic power to the Federal Reserve, since someone has to promote

economic growth in the face of congressional failure to deal with our fiscal issues. And it has allowed the Supreme Court to become the central policy-making body on controversial issues from campaign finance to affirmative action to environmental regulation. “Any society that relies on nine unelected judges to resolve the most serious issues of the day is not a functioning democracy,” Justice Anthony Kennedy said in a recent speech. I’m sorry to say that he’s talking about us. Note to readers: Lee Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

ed by Rayovac and are still available through November at both the Dixon City and Dixon Rural fire stations. Bring in your old 9-volt batteries, and we will replace them at no cost. On behalf of the Dixon Fire Department and Firefighters Charitable Association, we would like to thank the following restaurants: Al and Leda’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Mama Cimino’s,

Maria’s, and Angelo’s III. We also would like to thank Sauk Valley Media, River Country/WIXN, and WLLT for advertising the promotion. This was the seventh year for the program. We would like to remind everyone to check their detectors, if they haven’t already, and stay safe. Note to readers: Mark Callison is deputy chief for the Dixon City Fire Department.

ton, and were confined to the compound until they came to a resolution. We need legislators who are willing to roll up their sleeves and commit that fully to the process. Because in our system, power never evaporates, it just flows elsewhere. So when Congress doesn’t perform, it cedes power to others.


More Dixon homes need smoke alarms MARK CALLISON Dixon

As a part of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, the Dixon City Fire Department, along with the Dixon Firefighters Charitable Association, conducted our seventh annual smoke detector program.

Smoke detectors are a very inexpensive form of life insurance. Early detection is the key to surviving if a fire were to strike your home. On Saturday night, Oct. 12, our firefighters followed a pizza delivery person from six local pizza restaurants to 35 houses in Dixon. From the information we gathered, there is plenty of room for improvement.

Of the 35 houses, two did not wish to participate. Of the remaining 33 houses, 15 (45 percent) had working detectors on each floor, which is lower than last year at 57 percent. There is definitely room for improvement, with 100 percent being our goal. Twenty smoke detectors were given away along with dozens of batteries. The Dixon Firefighters Charitable

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THE WEB SURFER’S VOICE Comments posted by readers on the SVM editorial “Incompetence, not efficiency” from Oct. 24. Comments are subject to editing. Debi Burke: “Coloma Township did not operate without tax money for 3 years. One final distribution was withheld in 2010. When the financial report for 2010 was published, it was discovered that the information was from 2009, but the computer that generates the information had labeled it as 2010. When the mistake was discovered, the error was corrected, published in your newspaper. Also, the report for 2011

was published. And the financial report for 2012 was published in 2012. We have received all but the final tax distribution for this year. I was waiting for the completion of our CPA audit to publish 2013. The township is careful with the taxpayers’ money and offsets the levy with other revenue it receives. Our financial information is available at every board meeting when all accounts are audited. The information resubmitted to the state also had the same errors, so that has had to be corrected, and I have been working with the state on this. I think the


whole story should have been reported. I returned the reporter’s calls but only got his voicemail. I’m sorry that human and machine errors created this problem. It’s only in making sure the information is correct that delays have occurred. I should correct myself that the 2011 tax distribution was held until the misprinted statement was corrected and the 2011 was published.” Pennie Wessels: “It is always good to get both sides of the story, so I am happy that the Coloma Township supervisor is commenting. I would



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like some specific dates: When exactly were the reports published for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and when were tax funds due to the township, and when were those funds received? I am also curious to know who caught that the figures that were supposed to be from 2010, were the same as those published in 2009. We can all appreciate computer glitches, but one would hope that a computer spitting out the same numbers from the previous year would be caught before the report was published.” Visit to comment on current stories.

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Secret Garden meant to be shared Discovery Center Museum opens special nature area BY ANDREA MILLS 800-798-4085,฀ext.฀575

If you go What: Discovery Center Museum When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday Where:฀711฀N.฀Main฀St.,฀ Rockford Cost: $8 per person; children 1 and younger free Information: Go to www. or฀call฀815-963-6769


OCKFORD – Shhhhh. Something had been kept quiet at Discovery Center Museum, but the cat is now out of the bag. At the end of September, the museum revealed its Secret Garden, between Dino Dig and Woodward Hall. It used to be a patch of weeds, but now it has more purpose. The Secret Garden is designed to give kids room to play and to get better acquainted with nature. An arched trellis with vines is the doorway to this special spot away from the world. Latticework helps to screen the garden from nearby buildings, as a pathway, natural materials, and native plants contribute to the outdoor feel. Garden decor includes birdhouses and sculptures, as well as practical planting beds just right for native plants, a butterfly garden, and a sensory garden where visitors can smell, touch and taste the greenery. It certainly is not all play here. A rain barrel collects water and comes with instructions and a watering can on how to water the garden’s plants. Now it would be easy to just go out the door and walk right to the garden, but even the process of getting there has

the spirit of Halloween and who have some extra time today can attend Spooky! It is a chance to trick-or-treat through the exhibits and the dark park, to make slime, or carve a pumpkin. Food and drinks will be served. Call before noon today to reserve a spot, then put on a costume and head to Rockford. The cost is $10. Reservations can be made by calling 815-972-2839. If you’d rather plan ahead, another adult activity – Ugly Christmas Sweater Night – is Photo submitted by Discovery Center Museum planned for 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. Children test the water from a fountain in the Secret Garden at Discovery Center Museum in Rock- 13. Find a hideous sweater and ford. The nature area opened in late September. go to the museum for food and beverages. The cost for this been made fun. A wooden patio will be the spot for proincluded in the cost of museum event is $10, and reservations maze is the way in, with its path grams and activities presented admission. Be sure to put this should be made at www.disaccessible to both strollers and by the museum’s staff. spot on a list of warmer-weath- Best of all about the garden er stops in the future. pening/afterdark.asp or call the To increase knowledge, a is the price is right. Entrance is Adults who want to get into above number.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Friday, Oct. 25 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8฀a.m.-4฀p.m.,฀Whiteside฀County฀ Senior฀Center,฀1207฀W.฀Ninth฀St.,฀ Sterling,฀815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8฀a.m.-4฀p.m.,฀Lee฀County฀Council฀on฀Aging,฀100฀W.฀Second฀St.,฀ Dixon,฀815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon,฀815-732-3252. Bridge,฀8:45฀a.m.,฀Hub฀City฀ Senior฀Center,฀401฀Cherry฀Ave.,฀ Rochelle,฀815-562-5050. Bingo, 9:30-10:30฀a.m.,฀Lee฀ County฀Council฀on฀Aging,฀100฀ W.฀Second฀St.,฀Dixon,฀815-2889236. Line dancing,฀10฀a.m.,฀Whiteside฀County฀Senior฀Center,฀1207฀ W.฀Ninth฀St.,฀Sterling,฀815-6229230. Wii Bowling,฀10฀a.m.,฀Hub฀City฀ Senior฀Center,฀401฀Cherry฀Ave.,฀ Rochelle,฀815-562-5050. Immaculate Conception Church Annual Fall Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 103 S. Main St., Ohio,฀815-379-2602. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee฀County฀Council฀on฀Aging,฀ 100฀W.฀Second฀St.,฀Dixon,฀815288-9236.฀Sign฀up฀by฀10฀a.m.฀ previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside฀County฀Senior฀Center,฀ 1207฀W.฀Ninth฀St.,฀Sterling,฀815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling

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Birth is source of joy and anxiety for first-time dad Dear Abby: My wife and I are about to welcome our first child, and we are overjoyed. However, as her due date nears and we start talking about the birth, hospital, etc., I’m getting nervous and anxious. I’m worried, I guess, that something will happen to my wife and I won’t be able to cope with everything. I had a rough childhood. Expressing emotions sometimes is pretty hard for me, so my wife doesn’t know about this. Any advice on how to express my fears without sounding like I’m scared of losing her and the baby and expecting the worst? Is this a common thing for first-time dads? – Overly Emotional in Texas

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, second from left, listens to Wheeling high school students as he tours the school’s $400,000 nanotechnology lab Thursday in Wheeling. Duncan also participated in a panel discussion on the school’s Science Technology Engineering Mathematics, STEM program.

U.S. education secretary visits suburban campus WHEELING (AP) – A suburban Chicago high school – and its unique science lab with cuttingedge microscopes – got a nod from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who said during a visit Thursday that students in public high schools nationwide should have similar opportunities. Wheeling High School officially unveiled the nearly $615,000 nanotechnology lab to coincide with Duncan’s visit. The seven microscopes, which nanotechnology industry experts say would be the envy of a university or major company, are worth $400,000 alone. “This is pretty amazing to see,” Duncan said after touring the classroom with rows of the computer-like devices. “The world of opportunity that is going to be available for these students going forward is pretty extraordinary. ... We want to see a lot more students have these kinds of chances. “ Everything at Wheeling High School – a diverse school where more than half of its 1,800 students are Hispanic – was paid

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn listens to a question about the ongoing legislative battles in Springfield after a visit to Wheeling High School Thursday. Quinn was at the high school touring the school’s nanotechnology lab with Education Secretary Arne Duncan. for by district funds and some relationships with a $250,000 state grant. the lab but didn’t chip in Duncan said the ability any funds. Studying nanotechnolofor other high schools to have similar labs isn’t too gy, essentially the science farfetched, as the lab was of particles on a very small expensive but not over- scale, isn’t unusual at the high school level. But such whelming. The lab has been open to a lab with this many highstudents for a few weeks, powered machines is. “None of these are toys,” and school officials used Duncan’s visit to stress said Diane Hickey-Davis, the importance of math sales director for microand science education scope manufacturer and job opportunities Nanoscience Instruments down the line. The school Inc. “This is really indusis in a science pilot pro- trially focused equipgram connected to the ment.” Evan Sulpar, 17, used a federal Race to the Top Initiative, which fostered 3-D optical microscope to

view a close-up image of a scratch on a cellphone, the black-and-white image appearing as big as a crack in a highway. He said the microscope could be used to help come up with material that either repairs itself or doesn’t scratch so easily. Classmate Pierce Sourn, also a senior, used an atomic force microscope to look at a strand of hair and wings of an insect. He wants to study medical technology. “This has opened like a whole new view to me, actually in a much smaller view,” he joked. Officials said nanotechnology is part of the curriculum at the school, which is about 25 miles from Chicago. Freshmen learn about the science in general and by senior year, those interested have a chance to use the lab. Gov. Pat Quinn, who also toured the lab, called Wheeling’s approach a model to prepare students for careers in growing industries. He said, “The best way to say nanotechnology is smaller is better.”

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Dear Abby: An exfriend of mine recently apologized for some bad behavior toward me, saying she had been going Dear Overly Emotional: through a rough time. Of course it is. You’re not She wants to renew our experiencing anything friendship and said she different than what other misses it. I was taken expectant fathers feel. But aback and didn’t know please understand that what to say. I replied, “I’ll the incidence of maternal get back to you about and infant mortality in this,” because I didn’t the U.S. is very low. want to hurt her feelings. Because your wife may Abby, I have no desire to have concerns or anxietrenew a friendship with ies of her own, it would her because I have had it be better not to discuss with her volatile personyour fears right now. If ality and her needy and you have male friends or clingy nature. relatives who are parents, How do I eventually they might be willing to respond? I was thinking of listen and offer support. saying I have a full plate Your family doctor could of responsibilities and also listen and, if necescommitments right now sary, refer you to someand can’t make plans. I one who can help you value your opinion, so cope with your anxiety. what do you think? But please understand – Needs the Right Words that all of the feelings in Michigan you’re experiencing right now are very normal. Dear Needs the Right Words: You are under no Dear Abby: My grandobligation to resume a daughter asked me a relationship with a troutough question today. She bled woman you’re glad to lives primarily with her be away from. Unless she mother and stepfather. has given you a deadline Her biological father sees or manages to put you in a her 2 nights a week and corner, you don’t have to every other weekend. say anything more about When he asks her if she it. However, if she does misses him, she says she trap you into making some has to lie and say she kind of statement, the one does. She hates lying and you related to me would be asked me how she can tell appropriate. him she doesn’t miss him Dear Abby is written by very much without hurtAbigail Van Buren, also ing his feelings. Can you known as Jeanne Phillips, give me some ideas? and was founded by her – Stuck for a Response mother, Pauline Phillips. in Nevada Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box Dear Stuck: Your grand- 69440, Los Angeles, CA daughter should say, 90069.

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Obama calls for law by end of the year House Republicans want to approach Senate bill changes in piecemeal fashion WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama made a plea for Republican cooperation on immigration Thursday, seeking common ground by year’s end in the aftermath of the divisive partial government shutdown. Yet prospects for success this year remain a long shot even as a handful of House GOP lawmakers push for more limited measures. Obama’s renewed focus on immigration comes amid mounting criticism of the White House over computer problems that have plagued insurance enrollment under the 3-year old health care law. It also comes nearly 4 months since a bipartisan majority in the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill that would tighten border security and provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally. “Rather than create problems, let’s prove to the Ameri-

can people that Washington can actually solve some problems,” Obama said during an event devoted to immigration at the White House. The Senate measure has stalled in the House, where most Republicans reject a comprehensive approach and many question offering citizenship to people who broke U.S. immigration laws to be in this country. Still, White House officials say they believe the partial government shutdown, rather than poisoning the political atmosphere, may have created an opportunity for collaboration with Republicans seeking to repair their image, which polls show took a hit during the prolonged fight over financing the government and extending the nation’s borrowing limit. Moreover, Obama made a point of underscoring support for an immigration bill from the members of the business


Alina Cortes (second from right), born in Mexico and living in Texas, speaks to reporters as she stands with other DREAMers (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors), calling for reform of the immigration system Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. They say the current immigration system is outdated, undermines military readiness, separates military families, and prevents talent from joining its enlisted and officer ranks. community, traditional Repub- when Speaker John Boehner, lican allies who criticized GOP R-Ohio, indicated on Wednestactics that led to the partial day that he was hopeful that shutdown and to brinkman- immigration legislation could ship over a potentially econ- be done before year’s end. But Republican strategists omy-jarring default on U.S. also say the most opportune debt. The White House took notice time to act might not come

until after next year’s 2014 primary elections, when lawmakers will be freer to vote without fear of having to run against a more conservative challenger. And while Obama called for the House to pass a large bill that could then be reconciled with the Senate version, House Republicans want to approach any changes in piecemeal fashion, a process that at best would push any significant progress into next year. Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said Thursday that the House “will not consider any massive, Obamacare-style legislation that no one understands.” He said the House is committed to a deliberate, “step-by-step approach.” “Obviously, there is no appetite for one big bill,” Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart told a group of reporters Wednesday night. The Florida Republican, who had been a member of the unsuccessful bipartisan “gang of eight,” is working with other Republicans on a set of bills that would allow undocumented immigrants to “get right with the law.”


White House blames ‘miscommunication’ for Durbin story about insult MCT News Service

WASHINGTON – Sen. Dick Durbin’s assertion that an unnamed House Republican leader insulted President Barack Obama was the result of a “miscommunication” between the White House and Senate Democrats and is not true, an Obama administration official said Thursday. The controversy began Sunday when Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, posted on Facebook: “Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy

will say President Obama just doesn’t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans. But in a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you.’” Obama spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday that he looked into Durbin’s story and spoke to somebody who was at the meeting, and “it did not happen.” But Durbin’s office stood by his account. Thursday, a White House official issued this statement:

“While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the president is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret the misunderstanding.” Aides to the president refused to say who conducted the “readout,” or briefing, with Senate Democrats. Nor would they discuss how such a miscommunication might have occurred. Thursday afternoon, Durbin put up a new post on Facebook: “I appreciate

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On Wednesday, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called on Durbin to immediately retract the “reckless allegation” and apologize. But a Durbin spokesman said the senator was standing by his statement.


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Classmate: Accused teen stayed after school 14-year-old Philip Chism charged in teacher’s murder DANVERS, Mass. (AP) – A teacher who was allegedly killed by one of her students had asked him to stay after school the day she was killed, a classmate said Thursday, as students met with grief counselors and tried to come to grips with the slaying of the popular teacher. Philip Chism, 14, was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-

old math teacher at Danvers High School. Rania Rhaddaoui sat two seats away from Chism in Ritzer’s Algebra I class, the final class of the school day. She said Chism was drawing in a notebook rather than taking notes Tuesday. “She came over and said, ‘I didn’t know you draw,’ and he said, ‘yes,’ then later on, she said, ‘Can you stay after with me?’” Rhaddaoui said. “Obviously, he stayed after because when I was leaving, he was still at his desk.” She said Ritzer had scheduled a test for Friday, but she was unsure why exactly

Ritzer asked Chism to stay after school. Ritzer never returned home that day. Blood in a second-floor bathroom helped lead investigators to her body, which was dumped in the woods Colleen behind the Ritzer school in a close-knit community about 20 miles north of Boston. Chism was picked up by police in the early morning hours Wednesday, walking along Route 1 in neighbor-

ing Topsfield. His attorney declined to comment outside court Wednesday and did not immediately return a call seeking comment Thursday. The high school remained closed for classes Thursday, but grief counselors were on hand to offer comfort to students. Authorities offered no clues Thursday on Chism’s alleged motive. They also would not say how Ritzer was killed. Carrie Kimball-Monahan, a spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, said the case was still being investigated.



Candles and teddy bears are placed at Danvers High School prior to a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old math teacher at Danvers High School, on Wednesday in Danvers, Mass. Ritzer was found slain in woods behind the high school.


Gunman shoots two at National Guard armory Authorities release middle MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) – A member of the National Guard opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being subdued and disarmed by others soldiers, officials said Thursday. Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback said the shooter was apprehended Thursday by other National Guard members, and that he did not have the small handgun used in the shooting in his possession by the time officers arrived. Stanback said two National Guard members


Police Chief Rita Stanback and Fire Chief Gary Graves, second from left, brief reporters about a shooting near a U.S. Naval Support Activity MidSouth on Thursday in Millington, Tenn. “I’m sure there could were shot, one in the foot and one in the leg. have been more injury if

they hadn’t taken him into custody,” Stanback said. Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s adjutant general, said at a news conference that the victims were being treated at a local hospital and he expected them to be released. Authorities haven’t released the name of the shooter or the victims. But Haston said all three of the men were recruiters and that the shooter was a sergeant first class who had been in the Guard about 6 or 7 years and that the victims – one a major and the other a sergeant major – were his superiors.

school shooter’s name MCT฀News฀Service

SPARKS, Nev. – After days of saying they could not release his name, Sparks city officials publicly identified the 12-year-old shooter who this week killed a math teacher and wounded two classmates at his middle school before turning the gun on himself. Officials said the boy, who wielded a 9-millimeter Ruger semiautomatic pistol, was seventh-grader Jose Reyes. Authorities had said their unorthodox decision

not to release the name of the deceased suspect was meant to protect his family’s privacy. But among Sparks’ 90,000 residents, the shooter’s identity was already widely known, originating from eyewitness accounts and the boy’s friends and family. Since Monday’s shooting, his name has circulated widely through social media sites and the adolescent rumor mill, but without confirmation from officials it was omitted from most media accounts.



Friday, October 25, 2013

ADVENTIST SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH,416ProspectSt.,Dixon. Saturday Service 10 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Trudy Dunn. APOSTOLIC APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Spanish Spoken, Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday Worship Service Noon. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASAMBLEA APOSTOLICA, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Se habla español. Escuela Dominical 10 a.m., Servico de Alabanza y Adoraciòn Domingo 12 p.m., Miércoles Estudio Bìblico 6 p.m. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BETHESEDA TEMPLE, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071. Phone 535-0423. Pastor Lucio Esquivel. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Childrens Church. All services in Spanish & English. ROCK RIVER CHRISTIAN CENTER, 1800 Prophetstown Road, Rock Falls. Phone 815-625-4371. Rev. Brian Vickers, Pastor, Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and Celebration of Praise 6 p.m. School of the Bible, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Family Night, Prayer and Bible Study, Crossroads Youth Ministry Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Missionnettes and Royal Rangers. NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, 1101 1st Ave., Sterling, Pastor William Cherry, Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday nite 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer/Bible Study & Youth Group. Nursery provided for all services. Church ofice 626-8778. BAPTIST BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH, 1119 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Pastor Roger Carlson, Parsonage and ofice phone 625-7179, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday Dynamite Kids Club 6:00 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Transportation Available. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. COMO BAPTIST CHURCH, 25059 Como Road. Pastor Larry Jones. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Afiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. Phone 625-8492. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 35021 Illinois Route 40, Milledgeville, Pastor J. Kregg Farmer, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible Study 7:00 p.m., Children’s classes during Sunday School, Morning Worship and Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 225-7150. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA (Como Baptist Church), Sun. 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wed., Prayer Service 6:30 p.m., all services in Spanish, Meet in the lower level of Como Baptist. EMMANUEL BAPTIST, 1904 18th Ave., Sterling. Pastor Michael Freeman. Sunday Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m., nursery provided. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 p.m.; Afiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. Phone 625-0351. FAITH BAPTIST, Pastor Bryan Bice, 2005 Freeport Road. Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday: Youth Club 6:30 p.m., Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 625-7690. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1706 6th Ave., Sterling, Rev. John Kermott. Morning worship 10:10 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Crib room and nursery provided. Call for info: Church ofice phone 625-1288; parsonage phone 625-1004. Van transportation, air conditioning, easy access for handicapped. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 Maple Ave., Morrison, IL. Pastor Dick Adams 815-772-2696 home 815772-3181; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; Wednesday nights 7:00 p.m. Bible Study. EAGLE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH, 1026 Third Avenue, Fulton. 589-3443 (church). Michael McCloud, Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Service, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; Nursery provided for all services. General Association of Regular Baptist Churches afiliated church. NEW HOPE BAPTIST, 902 W. 12th St., Rock Falls. Jon Sedwick, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Phone: 625-6696. Celebrate Recovery Mon nights at 6pm 815-590-3389. Afiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, 1313 Woodburn Ave., Sterling, 6256473. Ronald G. Alexander, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Prayer Service & Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; Youth Fellowship Hour Mon. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH, 2103 Walter Street, Rock Falls (Yeowardville). Rev. Calvin J. Reynolds, pastor. Sunday School (for all ages) 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:40 a.m. (nursery provided) Sunday evening worship service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting 7:00 p.m. Phone 625-8978. Afiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. PRIMIRA IGLESIA BAUTISTIC GETHSEMANE HISPANA 1014 W. 7th St., Sterling. Sunday School 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m.; Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Servicio de Orasion y Estudio at 6:30. TAMPICO BAPTIST CHURCH, Tampico, Sunday School (for all ages), 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study and Prayer, 6:30 p.m. HARVEST TIME BIBLE CHURCH, 1802 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls. Phone 626-1234. Pastor Dalmus Meeks, Assistant Pastor, Jason Borton. Children’s Pastor Myles Kukowski, Baptist Doctrine, Bruce Davis, Minister of Music. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Services, 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.; High School Youth, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Services, 6:45 p.m.; Awanas 6:30 p.m. Jr. High Youth 6:30 p.m. Nursery always provided. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH 2002 9th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071 Phone 815-579-1209 Pastor Tommy McMurtry. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 403 6th Ave. North, Lyndon, Illinois. Pastor Alan Jahn. Ph.#(563)2420307 Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m., Youth Program 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. BRETHREN MILLEDGEVILLE BRETHREN CHURCH, 521 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville.PastorJimBlack.Fellowship8:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth Activities & Evening services announced. 815-225-7814. UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST, 210 East Grove Street, Coleta. Wilmer (Bill) Houch, Pastor. Sunday Worship Celebration 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship 10:30 a.m. For information, call 336-2339. BRETHREN IN CHRIST TheBridge@Beans,121E.3rdSt.,Sterling. 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastors, Rita Wolf and Bruce Johnson. Phone 815-441-0779 CATHOLIC SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, 2224 Ave., J, Sterling. Masses; Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 4:30-5 p.m. Rev. Bruce Ludeke, Parochial Administrator. ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC, 708 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Saturday confessions 4:00 p.m. Saturday evening Mass: 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Mass: 7:15 & 9:00 a.m.; Daily Mass: Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 a.m.; (Wednesday during school year 8:30 a.m.; Friday 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Dzielak. Rectory phone: 625-4508. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC, corner of Ave. B and W. 6th St., Sterling. Saturday, 5 p.m.; (Masses of Anticipation); Sunday Masses, 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish. Rev. James Keenan, Pastor; Fr. Adalberto Sanchaz Parochial Vicar. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC, 105 Benton Street, Tampico, Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Dzielak, Parochial Administrator. Sunday Mass 10:45 a.m., Wednesday night 5 p.m. Confessions follow Mass. Friday morning 8 a.m. Phone 438-5425 CHRISTIAN-CHURCH OF CHRIST YORKTOWNCHURCHOFCHRIST, rural Tampico. Sunday service - 9 a.m. worship. For more information call church secretary Lois Miller at (815)537-5230. Everyone is welcome TAMPICO CHURCH OF CHRIST, 201 S. Fermont St., Tampico, Pastor, Paul Laird. Sunday school 9:00 a.m.; Sun Worship Service, 10:00 a.m.; Phone 815-438-6805. MORRISON CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 201 S. Genesee St., Morrison, IL 61270. Phone (815) 772-4928 Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday; Sunday School 10:30; Call for Ladies Bible Study COMMUNITY COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Corner of Reno Rd. and Candlelight Dr., Worship 9:30 a.m. Pastor Kimberly Crump, Phone 815-625-6144. WALNUT COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH, 125 Jackson, Walnut. Eldon Cook, Pastor, Nathan Richey, Associate Pastor; 9:00 a.m. Sunday Church Service; 10:30 a.m. Breakout Bible sessions. Phone 815-379-2645. CONGREGATIONAL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 905 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls.; Pastor Al Campbell; Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.; Holy Communion irst Sunday of the month. No steps or stairs for handicapped for worship. Church phone: 625-3314.

October Melancholy

As the days grow shorter and the leaves turn color and fall languidly from the trees, there is a peculiar melancholy which we are susceptible to at this time of year. October days are tinged with sadness and a sense of loss at the end of another summer, and yet this is combined with a feeling that the beauty of a crisp autumn day under a clear blue sky somehow redeems the loss of summer. The last monarch butter ies wearily apping their exhausted wings, the ocks of geese heading south, and the vibrant colors of the leaves all presage a time of dormancy, when we will hunker down for the long, cold winter. Everyone probably has a favorite season of the year, but being able to enjoy each one with its different qualities is a blessing from God. And, perhaps this October melancholy is God’s way of telling us to start conserving our energy. If we’ve been diligent all summer, and the harvest is plentiful, then just maybe, with the Lord’s blessing, we’ll make it through the coming winter, and live to see another glorious Spring. Go to the ant, o sluggard: consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, of cer or ruler, she prepares her food in summer, and gathers her sustenance in harvest. - R.S.V. Proverbs 6:6-8

THE BIG RED CHURCH First Congregational 311 Second Ave., Sterling. Pastor Jeff Coester; Church School, 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Coffee Fellowship to follow worship service. Tuesday nights Prayer Warriors 6:00 p.m.; Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Church Ofice phone, 625-5112. The church is accessible to people with disabilities. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 506 5th Ave., Rock Falls. Rick Morris, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Phone 815-626-2271. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3400 N. 6th Ave., Sterling, Rev. Courtney Montgomery Chandler. Saturday Evening Service 5:05 p.m. Sunday School, all ages 9 a.m.; Worship service 10:15 a.m.; Families Welcome. Nursery provided. Handicapped accessible. Phone 625-6851. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, New Bedford, Pastor David Beebe. Sunday: 9 a.m., Sunday School; 10:00 a.m., Worship. Christian Children Fellowship Group on irst Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., Youth Group on third Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Adult Fellowship Group on irst Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, and CWF on fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 445-4663 Pastor 626-2668 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF WALNUT, 109 Red Oak Road, Walnut, IL. Pastor Brian L. Moore. Sunday Morning Worship 9:30; Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m. Youth Group Meeting 6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays Adult Bibly Study 7:00 p.m. Church ofice phone 815-379-2093. Church Kitchen phone 379-2083. Email: Also on Facebook (FirstChristianChurchWalnutIl) EPISCOPAL GRACE EPISCOPAL, 707 1st Ave., Sterling, 815-625-0442. Reverend Peg Williams, Rector. 9:00a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist. Wednesdays spoken Holy Eucharist Noon, Bible study and soup supper at 5:30. Every Third Friday at 5:30 Younger adults gathering. Pastoral care, confession and reconciliation by appt. CHURCH OF SAINT ANNE (Episcopal), 401 North Cherry Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270-2602 (815) 772-2818. The Reverend Gary E. A. Lawler, Rector. Schedule of Masses and Services: Sunday: 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist (Low Mass); 8:30 a.m., Morning Prayer; 9:00 a.m., Sunday School and Bible Study; 10:00 a.m., Sung Holy Eucharist (High Mass); 11:15 a.m., Coffee and Fellowship. Weekdays: Morning prayer, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; Masses - Wednesday and All Prayerbook Holy Days, 6:20 p.m.; Friday, 12:15 p.m.; Evening Prayer - precedes all evening masses, 6:00 p.m.; A noon ofice precedes the 12:15 mass on Fridays. Confession & Reconciliation, Saturdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. or any time by appointment. Vespers with a Service of Light, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. EVANGELICAL ERIE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 1409 16th Avenue, Erie, Illinois 61250. 309-659-7125. Pastor Ron Eckberg. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Celebration Service, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Awana (K-6) 6:30 p.m. (Church Location); Junior High (7-8) 6:30 p.m. ; (Erie Middle School); Senior High (9-12) 7:30 p.m. (Erie Middle School). FOURSQUARE FOURSQUARE CHURCH, 1501 11th Ave., Rock Falls, Floyd Osborn, pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. Crusaders, 6 p.m. Evening Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday Mid-Week Service, 7:30 p.m. nursery facilities available. Phone: 625-5040. JEWISH TEMPLE SHOLOM, 510 E. 10th St., Sterling. Call for time and date of services. Temple phone:625-2599. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER DAY SAINTS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 2709 16th Ave., Sterling. William Stocks, Bishop; Sacrament Meeting 9:30-10:40 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:45-11:25 a.m.; Priesthood, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Relief society and Young Women, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. LUTHERAN FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF JORDAN (ELCA) Sterling, 6 miles north on Rt. 40. Pastor Kathleen Burkheimer. Phone 225-7410. Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Church 6255407. The church building is air conditioned, and handicap accessible. FIRST LUTHERAN (ELCA), 300 West Third Street, Prophetstown, Rev. Greg Olson, pastor. Worship, 9:00 a.m. Education hour, 10:15 a.m. September through May. Our building is handicap accessible. Phone 537-2758. OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN (LCMS), 21496 Hazel Rd., Sterling, Rev. Donald Matthiessen, Pastor. Worship, 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Morrison phone: 772-4345.

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, (LCMS) Dixon Ave., at Martin Road, Rock Falls, Rev. Daniel Behmlander, pastor. Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. Handicap accessible. Air Conditioned. Sunday School and Bible Class 10:15 a.m. Church ofice: 625-3376. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), corner of 8th Ave. and W. 5th, Rock Falls. Henrietta J. Milner, Pastor; Worship: Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Sept. thru May; Thursday evenings 6:30. Elevator and facilities for disabled persons. Air Conditioned. Church ofice: 625-3575. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Rev. Mark Oehlert. Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m.Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Alternative Worship Wed. 6:15 p.m. Facilities air conditioned and equipped for the handicapped, including elevator. Church Ofice phone: 625-2634, between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH, (LCMS) LeFevre Rd. and Ave. F, Sterling. Phone: 625-2284. Rev. Patrick Pinion. Sunday Worship Services at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School and Bible classes at 10:15 a.m.; 9 a.m. broadcast live on WLLT, 107.7 FM on Sunday. Handicap accessible w/use of elevator. Air Conditioned. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 1701 16th Ave., Sterling; Brandon Nelson, Pastor. Gerad VonHolten, Youth Director. Sunday Morning: Worship Time 9:00 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship following worship. Nursery provided; handicap accessible; air conditioned. Phone 625-3069. HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 404 E. North St., Rte. 92, Walnut, IL; Rev. David Menet, Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 A.M.; Sunday School and Adult Bible Class 10:00 A.M. Phone 815-379-2839. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA), Rt. 40 & Stover Ave., Milledgeville. Pastor Kathleen Burkheimer. SeptemberMay 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum; All year 10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship; Handicap accessible; Air conditioned. Phone: 225-7410. NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMC Congregation), 702 W. Lynn Blvd. Sterling, IL. Air conditioned. Pastor Bill Sullivan, Sunday Traditional Service 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 10:45 a.m. Church Ofice Phone 499-6552. nursery provided Sat. night service 6:00pm. Handicapped Accessible. MENNONITE COMMUNITY MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP, meeting site at Sterling YWCA, 412 First Ave., Sterling, IL. Pastor Dan Rusmisel. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m followed by Study Time 11:15 a.m. Phone: 815-2383421; Email: d_rusmiselle@yahoo. com. For more information see website: SCIENCE RIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 1702 East 37th St., Sterling. Arnold Owens, Pastor. Sunday morning Church Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:55 a.m. Phone 626-0538. METHODIST EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST, 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling, IL 61081. David Jungniekel, Pastor. Fellowship 9:00; Sunday School 9:30; Worship 10:45. Handicap accessible and air conditioned. Phone: 815-626-0104. Web address: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 501 Broadway Ave., Sterling; Rev. Paul Judd, pastor. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Elevator available. Air conditioning. Handicap accessible. Telephones: Church 815-625-0244 (fax-815-564-0302); Annex, 815626-1734; Loaves & Fishes breakfast, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m., FISH Pantry, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m., 815-626-1734. E-mail: ROCK FALLS UNITED METHODIST, 210 4th Ave., Rock Falls, Richard Fassig, pastor; Julie Carrion, Youth Director. Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. Nursery provided during worship service. Sunday School resumes September 8th at 10:00am. Youth Group meets 2nd & 4th Sunday at 11:30 a.m.. Air Conditioned, Handicapped Accessible. Church phone: 815-625-0114. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 321 N. Holcomb Ave., Milledgeville, 225-7511. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Dan Sturtevant. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 2nd Ave., and E. 10th St., Sterling, Pastor Paul Judd. Sunday morning worship and Camp Sonshine for children in 5th grade and under at 9:00a.m. Fellowship with coffee and snacks at 10:20a.m. Nursery provided during 9:00a.m. worship. Phone 1-815-626-7777. Trinity Food Pantry: call ‘Good Neighbors’ for voucher at 1-815-625-5111. WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2200 16th Ave., Sterling, Pastor Nancy Weingartner. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Fully handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. Nursery provided. Contact Church Ofice for questions 815-625-1968

TAMPICO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, (Two blocks west of Casey’s) Welcomes Pastor Leanne Keate. Church phone 815438-6105; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (starting again in Sep); Sunday Church Service 10:30 a.m., Fellowship to follow. Need a ride? Call Terry 815-535-3665. COLETA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 112 North Main St., David Jungnickel, Pastor. Worship Hour: 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday School for All ages 10:30 a.m. Fully handicapped acessible and air conditioned. (Rides available, call 336-2226) NAZARENE FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 13th Ave., and 5th St., Sterling. Senior Pastor: Bob Hasselbring 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Worship Service; handicapped accessible; nursery providedatallservices.Phone:625-0864. LOST LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 90 W. Flagg Road, Dixon 815-6264732 (corner of Lowden and Flagg Road). Pastor: Bob Clardie; Sunday School 9 a.m.; Fellowship at 11 a.m.; Sunday Weekly Service 10:00 a.m. OPEN BIBLE FIRST OPEN BIBLE CHURCH, 2105 E. Rt. 30 Rock Falls. Rev. Les Funderberg, Pastor, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Super Church 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Youth Service - Beyond Belief Wed. 7:00 p.m. Phone: 625-1957 or 625-0414. UNITED PENTECOSTAL NEW LIFE TABERNACLE, Located on the Corner of E. 10th St. and Avenue D, Rock Falls. Rev. Carl B. Reese, Pastor. Sunday School and Morning Worship 10 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m. Church/Pastors Phone: 625-2926 PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 410 2nd Ave., A Heart for God in the Heart of Sterling. Pastor Christina Berry: Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. with childcare provided; Fellowship following worship. Christian Education for all ages 11 a.m. Building accessible to the handicapped for more information call 815-625-0452 or visit our Facebook & Become A Fan of FPC. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 100 East Lincolnway, Morrison, Il. Rev. Michael Selburg. Phone 815-772-3510. Sunday School/Choir Rehearsal 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Coffee Hour 11:15 a.m. Monthly Communion. FREE Community Dinner 5:00-6:30 p.m. second and last Thursday of month. REFORMED BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1208 3rd Ave., Fulton, IL. Pastor Len Meinema. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday School for children and adults 9 a.m.; Youth group: Every other Sunday at 7:15 p.m.; Early Teen Ministries (ETM): Sunday at 4:30 p.m.; Prayer meeting at church every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH, Pastor Gary DeKoekkoek 23rd St. and 3rd Ave., Sterling. Worship, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:50 - 11:30; Nursery provided. Call the church ofice for information and other organizations: 626-1816. SPRING VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH, 10960 Spring Valley Rd., Fulton, Il. 815-772-3554. Pastor Ralph Beidler. Blended Worship 9:30am, Sunday School 11am. Outdoor Drive In Worship 7pm Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. SALVATION ARMY SALVATION ARMY, 409 Ave. F, Sterling, Lt. Cindy Marquis, Corps Oficer/Pastor. Sunday School: 10:30a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.; Tuesday Night Bible Study: 6:00p.m.; Women’s & Men’s Ministry on Tuesday’s 7:00p.m.; Kids Character Building Thursdays: 4:00 p.m.; Music Ministry Thursdays: 5:00 p.m.; Phone: 815-625-1622. Building handicapped accessible. Social Services - MondayFriday 9:00a.m.-Noon, and 1:00p.m.4:30p.m. Food Pantry-Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30p.m-3:30p.m. THE CHURCH OF GOD, INC. THE CHURCH OF GOD INC., La Iglesia de Dios Inc.; 119 W. Second St., Rock Falls, IL 61071 626-8419, y la Pastora Sonia Rico y congregacion te invita a sus servicios de adoracion a Dios, Martes, Miercoles, Viernes, y Sabados 7:00-9:00 p.m. Clases biblica de ninos Sabados 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Transportation disponible. 626-8419. NONDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1902 16th Ave., Sterling. Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study, 7 p.m. Phone: 625-2251. AMAZING GRACE OF STERLING, 512 Second Avenue, Sterling. Rev. Loren Schlomer, pastor. Saturday evening service 6 p.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m. Midweek service Wednesday 7 p.m. Kids church during Sunday services. Phone 625-9300.

FRIENDSHIP TEMPLE OF JESUS CHRIST, 902 Oak Ave., Sterling, IL 61081. Pastor: Lonnie Chattic, phone 815-499-1895. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:00 a.m. ABIDING WORD CHURCH, an Associate of RHEMA Bible Church. Corner of 6th Avenue and Lynn Blvd., Sterling. Rev. Scott D. Porter, Sr. Pastor; Saturday Night service 6:00 p.m. Sunday Celebration service 10:00 a.m. Youth Group 7th thru 12th grade, Sunday 10 a.m. Children’s ministry during all services. Phone 626-1827. Fax 626-6065. FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY, 3807 E. 23rd, Sterling, Brian Deseno, pastor. Sunday Services at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Night services at 7:00 p.m. Home/Ofice phone, 622-3968. THE LIVING BREAD, 1003 Griswold, Sterling, “A Spirit-illed Bible Fellowship,” Sunday 10:00 a.m. For youth and other meetings call 626-6941. CITY OF GOD, 530 W. Rt. 30, Rock Falls, an “Evangelistic Spirit Filled Ministry”, Larry Harts, Sr., Pastor. Associate Pastor, Marchet Harts. Youth Sundays ages 12-18. Sunday Worship and Praise 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday “Bible Education Night” 6:45 p.m.; Nursery: birth to 3 yrs.; Children’s Ministry All Services 4 yrs.-11yrs. Phone 815-716-8057; FAX 716-8058 TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1407 Griswold Ave., Sterling. Frank Echebarria, pastor. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Thursday night 7:00; Saturday night 7:00 p.m. Phone 625-9377; Home phone 625-3420. FAITH FAMILY FELLOWSHIP, 417 E. 3rd Street, Sterling. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m.. Nursery provided. Visitors welcome. Phone 626-2577. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 309 30th Avenue North, Clinton, Iowa. Sunday Services at 10:00 a.m., and children’s education at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. For more information call 319-242-4972. FIREHOUSE OF GOD MINISTRIES, 306 5th Ave., Sterling. Pastor Brian Tribley. Phone 622-9490. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Community Light Program Free Meal Mon.-Fri. 5-6 p.m. Sat. Noon-1 p.m. SHALOM ASSEMBLY OF YAHWEH, Sabbath Meetings Sat. at 1:30 p.m.; Sabbath School Sat. at 4 p.m.; (815)718-1323. Pastor H.R. Castillo. COWBOY CHURCH ON THE ROCK, at 106 Gaston St., Prairieville, Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m.; Food fellowship every Friday at 6 p.m.; Handicapped accessible - everyone welcome. Contact Richard Vanausdoll 815-718-2128 for more information. THE ROCK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Building Stronger Christians. 609 W. 3rd St., Suite 219, Sterling (Bazaar Americana building). For more information call 815-590-6923, ask for Lori. Sunday Prayer & Praise 9-9:30 a.m.; Bible Study/Worship Service 9:45 a.m.; Life Support 6:30 p.m.; Mon. Youth Group 7-8 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.); Tues. CPR-Constantly Practicing Recovery 7-8 p.m.; Wed. Steps of Life 10-11 a.m.; Bible Study 101 6-7 p.m.; Sat. Open Fellowship 6-10 p.m. CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH MORRISON, Meets Sundays at 10:00a.m. at MIT Auditorium 701 Portland Avenue, Morrison. Kidzlink (Birth-5th grade) During Sunday Service. Ofice location 125 W. Main St., Morrison, Phone 815-956-0090, Email Crave Students Ministries 201 W. Market Street, Morrison (Grade 6-12) Wednesday nights doors open at 6:30p.m. CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Avenue, Polo. 815.837.5255. Meeting Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 10AM whitepines@ Campus Pastor Chad Keeteman, Youth Pastor Jose Garcia. We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages and powerful video. Join us after services for coffee, snacks & fellowship. Kidzlink Children’s Ministry (nursery-5th grade) during adult services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) Wednesday nights 7pm. Visit our website: ONEIGHTY CHURCH, 12590 Lawrence Road, Sterling. Paul Sheley, Pastor. Service, Sunday 10:00am. Wednesday 6:30pm. Children’s Ministry available during all services. Phone SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 498 IL RT. 2 (accross Brandywind) Sunday worship at 10am Nursery provided; Sunday evening Community Talk (nursery provided) 2 groups at 6pm. Check website for dates. 815-288-7000 website: PADS PADS SHELTER, 111 E. 29th St., Sterling (North of Lynn Blvd.East of Rt. 40 across from Wahl Clipper) October 1 - May 30, 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. 815-626-2210

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Picking black suit well can aid plays

Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

Kin Hubbard, a journalist and humorist who died in 1930, said, “No matter how much strong black coffee we drink, almost any after-dinner speech will counteract it.” This deal centers on the black suits, one stronger than the other. Would you prefer to be in four spades or five clubs? Let’s assume that South is in four spades and West leads a diamond. East wins with his 10 and continues with the diamond ace. How should South continue after ruffing? The auction is difficult. South might rebid three clubs, not two hearts, because his hearts are so weak – but we love majors. North’s three diamonds is a game-forcing cue-bid. Then, when South

shows club support, North might well bid game in that suit. Five clubs makes unless East leads a trump, which is feasible when South shows a three-suited hand. But if East

starts with the diamond ace before shifting to a club, North wins in his hand, ruffs a diamond in the dummy (South), plays a heart to his ace, ruffs another diamond, leads a heart to the king, draws trumps, tries unsuccessfully to drop the spade queen and claims, conceding one heart. In four spades, South should plan on losing two spades and one diamond. He draws two rounds of trumps and turns to the clubs. West ruffs the third round and leads a diamond, but South ruffs, plays a heart to the king and discards a heart on the next club. The contract makes. Did you notice that East missed a nigh-impossible defense? If he had shifted to a heart at trick two, it would have removed a key dummy entry. Try it and see. © 2013 UFS




Economists: Better rate masks problems

Market watch Oct. 24, 2013

Dow Jones industrials

+21.89 3,928.96

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Russell 2000

Employment data itself much more flat

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MCT News Service

WASHINGTON – The monthly unemployment rate holds almost mythical importance as a barometer for the health of the U.S. economy. But what if it’s not telling us what we thought? Economists still view the monthly jobless rate – 7.2 percent in September – as an important guidepost, but many




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question whether it tells the whole story in today’s impaired labor market. “I think it is exaggerating improvement,” said Scott Anderson, the chief economist for San Francisco-based Bank of the West. “It’s a muddy picture. No doubt about it.” He’s not alone. “Things kind of fell off a cliff in 2008, and then made very little improvement since then … except the unem-

ployment numbers are telling this other story,” said Heidi Shierholz, a labor economist at the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning policy research organization. The problem is that the Federal Reserve has held up the unemployment rate as a mustread, calling it the key sign of when the Fed will take its foot off the pedal of unconventional stimulus for the U.S. economy. Specifically,

Chairman Ben Bernanke has said a 7 percent unemployment rate is a good marker for ending the support. In the latest report, for September, the jobless rate was just two hairs off that. Yet while unemployment indicators seem to be improving, the data on employment itself is much more flat. Think of it as two lines, one sloping down on a decline and the other largely flat and straight. It’s why

many are wary of the monthly unemployment rate. “It’s not the be-all and end-all,” said Doug Handler, the chief U.S. economist for forecaster IHS Global Insight. On the positive side, the unemployment rate has been improving. September’s is six-tenths of a percentage point better than the same month of 2012. It’s now the lowest since November 2008.

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The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Robert Kim Pettygrove and Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott...................................37.21 Alcoa.......................................9.25 AltriaCorp.............................35.96 Autonation...........................49.43 American Express................80.90 Arris-Group..........................16.74 Apple..................................531.94 ADM.....................................39.17 AT&T.....................................34.62 Bank of America...................14.17 Boeing.................................128.97 BorgWarner........................106.70 BP..........................................43.57 Casey’s..................................72.48 Caterpillar.............................84.54 CenturyLink.........................33.21 Chevron..............................120.58 Cisco.....................................22.37 Citigroup...............................50.15 CNW.....................................45.29 CocaCola..............................38.80 ConAgra................................31.56 Dean.....................................19.26 Deere & Co...........................84.27 Disney...................................69.07 Donaldson............................40.36 DuPont..................................61.40 Exxon....................................88.44 Ford......................................17.75 Exelon...................................27.74 GE.........................................25.94 FifthThird.............................19.12 HawaiianElectric.................26.40 Hewlett Packard...................23.88 HomeDepot.........................76.78 Intel Corp.............................23.78 IBM.....................................177.81 IntlPaper...............................44.96 JCPenney................................6.75 JohnsonControls..................42.99 Johnson&Johnson...............92.35 JPMorgan Chase..................52.47 Kraft......................................54.61 Kroger...................................43.00 Leggett&Platt........................29.84 Manpower............................78.71 McDonald’s..........................94.69 Merck&Co.............................46.21 Microsoft..............................33.73 3M.......................................123.37 Monsanto...........................107.30 Newell...................................28.94 AGL.......................................47.29 Nike......................................75.51 Parker-Han.........................114.35 Pfizer.....................................30.60 Pepsico..................................82.54 Procter&Gamble..................80.56 RaymondJames....................44.76 Republic................................33.58 Sears Hldg............................55.82 SensientTech........................52.86 Sprint......................................6.52 Staples...................................16.05 TheTravelers........................87.05 UnitedContinental..............31.28 UnitedTech........................107.06 USBancorp...........................37.82 USSteel..................................23.72 Verizon..................................50.42 Walgreen...............................59.26 WalMartStores.....................76.43 WalMartMexico...................25.99 WasteMgt..............................43.27 Wendy’s..................................8.67



Study: Gold star ratings appear to work

Boeing’s 747 an icon; future in doubt

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study. The independent study examining a proprietary gold star system used in Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets suggested it steered shoppers away from items with no stars toward healthier foods that merited gold stars. “Our results suggest that point-of-sale nutrition information pro-

grams may be effective in providing easy-to-find nutrition information that is otherwise nonexistent, difficult to obtain or difficult to understand,” the researchers wrote in the study, published last week in the journal Food Policy. It’s the most rigorous scientific study focusing on Guiding Stars, which was instituted in 2006 in Hannaford stores and is now licensed for use in more than 1,800 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and the University of Florida focused on the cereal aisle.


Hannaford stores feature the company’s Guiding Stars rating system, as shown on a cereal price tag in a store in South Portland, Maine. A new study by researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the University of Florida suggest that the rating system steers shoppers toward healthier choices in grocery stores.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 Stay updated

Numbers game That’s how many local volleyball teams clinched at least a share of a conference title Thursday. See which local teams earned conference bragging rights on B4.

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Rotating Fractured, but not broken QBs at Bureau Valley’s state runner-up Weidner ready to resume Sterling


through pain at the Princeton Invitational in mid-September. “She’s a competitor, but we instill into the athletes the importance of looking at the It’s not easy for an elite competitor like whole picture,” said Bureau Valley coach Regan Weidner to slow down, let alone Dale Donner, who pulled Weidner from the come to a complete halt. Bureau Valley Invitational on Sept. 21, the The runner-up in Class 1A a year ago has beginning of a 5-week hiatus. had to do just that in order to preserve any It was time to stare reality in the face. shot for her Bureau Valley Storm in the cross Something was wrong. Weidner’s mother, country postseason. Not to mention her track season and, further down the road, her Christine, is a physical therapist and has helped her daughter kick myriad injuries, senior season in both sports. including a hip issue last season. Weidner experienced pain in her legs from the first meet of the cross country FRACTURED CONTINUED ON B3 season. But she cross-trained and ran BY CHRISTOPHER HEIMERMAN 800-798-4085, Ext. 552

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Bureau Valley junior Regan Weidner finished second last year at the Class 1A state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Weidner has been sidelined for most of this season with an injury.


Chain of demand Sterling boys lineup shifting from bottom up BY BRIAN WEIDMAN 800-798-4085, ext. 551

For most of the season, Cody Lund was content to cruise along with his comfortable spot in the Sterling cross country pecking order. He was the Golden Warriors’ fifth man, and he’d cross the finish line sometime after the team’s established top four of Jon Landis, Keaton Dir, Zach Alston and Nick Olds. At the Northern Illinois Big 12 race this past Saturday in Morris, however, Lund made a lunge forward. He was the third Sterling runner to finish, his time of 15 minutes, 59.8 seconds good for 20th place, and the first time he’d cracked the 16-minute mark this season. Landis and Alston finished sixth and 19th, respectively, with Dir (21st) and Olds (25th) rounding out the five counting Philip Marruffo/ scores. For Lund, it was a sigIt has been 30 years since a Sterling boys cross country team qualified for the state meet. The 2013 nificant breakthrough. team has nine runners who think they can change that. Only seven of them will get to run in each DEMAND CONTINUED ON B3 race leading up to state.

Trio of players to take snaps BY LARRY BRENNAN 800-798-4085, ext. 550

Who will be at quarterback for Sterling tonight in Ottawa? Senior captain Bryant Lilly will start. After that: “It will be a rotation. We’ll see what we like,” Golden Warriors coach Jon Schlemmer said. Sterling The rotation Thornton figures to be Sterling sophomore similar to last week, when Lilly started, sophomore Sterling Thornton took over, and senior allpurpose threat Logan Wharff got a few Wildcat looks here and there. In last week’s 48-21 win over Dixon, Thornton was 3-for-12 for 60 yards, and rushed 14 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns. “I was really surprised,” Thornton said of the opportunity. “I was pretty jittery. I missed some easy passes.” ROTATING CONTINUED ON B4

When: 7:30 tonight Where: King Field, Ottawa Radio: 94.3 FM Twitter: Larry Brennan (@LarryBrennan)


Wacha restores order Rookie mows down Red Sox as Cards tie series at 1 BY BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer

Sweet 17 •฀Boston’s฀David Ortiz hit his 17th postseason home run on Thursday. That ties him for seventh all-time with Jim Thome.



BOSTON – Michael Wacha won again in October, and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough help from Boston, beating the Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night to tie the World Series at 1-all. Down 2-1 after David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the sixth, the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh to end Boston’s nine-game winning streak in the World Series that started with a sweep of St. Louis in 2004.

Matt Carpenter’s tying sacrifice fly set off a chain of Red Sox misplays. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia let the wide throw home skip off his glove, then pitcher Craig Breslow made a wild toss that wound up in the Fenway Park seats. Carlos Beltran followed with an RBI single. Wacha improved to 4-0 this month, pretty impressive for AP any pitcher, let alone a 22-yearThe Cardinals’ Daniel Descalso is out at first as Red Sox first old rookie. baseman Mike Napoli stretches for the throw. The Cardinals won WACHA CONTINUED ON B7 4-2 to tie the World Series at 1 game apiece. VOLLEYBALL

Duchesses, Warriors pick up victories, B4.

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Packers TE Finley leaves hospital Packers฀tight฀end฀Jermichael Finley,฀who฀ sustained฀a฀spinal฀cord฀ contusion฀Sunday฀in฀Green฀ Bay’s฀win฀over฀Cleveland,฀ was฀released฀from฀the฀hospital฀and฀returned฀home,฀a฀ league฀source฀said. Coach฀Mike McCarthy said฀no฀decision฀will฀be฀ made฀about฀Finley’s฀possible฀return฀until฀all฀the฀medical฀reports฀are฀complete.

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Three games in London in 2014 The฀Jacksonville฀Jaguars฀ are฀scheduled฀to฀host฀the฀ Dallas฀Cowboys฀in฀one฀ three฀games฀the฀league฀ announced฀will฀be฀played฀ at฀Wembley฀Stadium฀next฀ season. There฀were฀two฀games,฀ including฀this฀Sunday’s฀ meeting฀between฀the฀Jaguars฀and฀San฀Francisco฀ 49ers,฀in฀London฀in฀2013. The฀Atlanta฀Falcons฀will฀ host฀the฀Detroit฀Lions฀and฀ the฀Oakland฀Raiders฀will฀ host฀the฀Miami฀Dolphins฀in฀ the฀other฀two฀2014฀games.

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Lester on accusation: I won’t cheat Boston฀Red฀Sox฀lefthander฀Jon Lester calmly฀claimed฀innocence฀ Thursday฀after฀a฀St.฀Louis฀ Cardinals฀minor-league฀ pitcher฀accused฀Lester฀via฀ Twitter฀of฀using฀a฀foreign฀ substance฀to฀pitch฀7฀2/3฀ scoreless฀innings฀in฀Game฀ 1฀of฀the฀World฀Series. “I฀know฀what฀I฀do,฀day฀in฀ and฀day฀out,฀to฀prepare฀to฀ pitch฀in฀big฀league฀games,฀ and฀not฀once฀have฀I฀cheated,”฀Lester฀said฀during฀ batting฀practice.฀“I฀won’t฀ cheat,฀and฀I’ll฀continue฀to฀ hold฀that฀as฀part฀of฀who฀I฀ am.฀[The฀accuser]฀has฀his฀ opinion.฀He฀has฀his฀right฀to฀ hold฀his฀opinion฀on฀it.” Lester฀insisted฀the฀substance฀in฀question฀was฀ rosin.฀Major฀League฀Baseball฀cleared฀Lester฀of฀any฀ wrongdoing฀after฀Tyler Melling,฀a฀Class฀A฀lefthanded฀pitcher฀and฀2011฀ 39th-round฀draft฀pick,฀ posted฀via฀Twitter฀(@TylerMelling),฀“Jon฀Lester฀using฀ a฀little฀Vaseline฀inside฀the฀ glove฀tonight’”

Sox pitching coach Cooper has surgery White฀Sox฀pitching฀coach฀ Don Cooper฀underwent฀ surgery฀for฀diverticulitis฀ Wednesday฀and฀is฀recovering฀in฀a฀Nashville฀hospital. Cooper฀said฀via฀phone฀ Thursday฀that฀he฀is฀starting฀ to฀feel฀better฀and฀expects฀ to฀be฀out฀of฀the฀hospital฀ within฀a฀few฀days.฀He฀was฀ hospitalized฀twice฀this฀ season฀due฀to฀diverticulitis,฀ once฀in฀April฀and฀again฀in฀ September.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt is ready to do his best impersonation of nose guard Louis Nix III. No, the 6-foot-6, 322pound junior from Monroe, Ga., isn’t trying to take the place of Nix as the team’s most entertaining interview. Tuitt is quiet and appears uncomfortable talking with the media. Tuitt is at home anywhere on the line, though, whether he is getting after quarterbacks from his usual position at defensive end or moving inside against the option to clog things up for Notre Dame (5-2), especially with the 357-pound Nix nursing a sore shoulder. And as coach Brian Kelly explained about Nix: “Option football is not his cup of tea.”

of the members on our team who didn’t go against the option as much,” he said. When:฀4฀p.m.฀Saturday Another concern for Where:฀Air฀Force฀ Air Force (1-6) on SaturAcademy,฀Colo. day is that Tuitt is finally Line:฀Irish฀by฀20 healthy. Through six Over/under:฀55½ games last season, Tuitt had 28 tackles, includThat’s fine with Tuitt. ing 8.5 sacks. But he was “My job is to be in the slowed by a sports hermiddle, to be a Louis nia in the second half Nix,” he said. Tuitt has shown he can of the season, finishing with 47 tackles, includbe disruptive against ing 12 sacks. That was option teams. He had just shy of the school four tackles, including record of 13.5 set by Justwo for losses, and a tin Tuck in 2003. 77-yard fumble return Tuitt underwent surfor a touchdown in the gery in the spring for season opener against Navy in 2012. As a fresh- the sports hernia. After man a year earlier, Tuitt Tuitt showed up noticeably heavier in August had seven tackles and there was speculation two quarterback hurthat perhaps he had let ries against Navy and reports he might be an five tackles against Air NFL first-round draft Force. Tuitt said he pick go to his head and played against a lot of hadn’t put in the work option teams in high during the offseason. school. Tuitt would not discuss “So I’m a little more comfortable than some the weight gain.

Notre Dame (5-2) at Air Force (1-6)

Kelly explained Tuitt added weight because he was unable to do certain exercises for nearly 4 months after the surgery. “It wasn’t because he decided to eat Cheetos on the couch and not work out,” Kelly said. Kelly said earlier this month that Tuitt was still feeling the effects of the surgery, saying it affected his back, hip flexors and “a lot of things.” Through three games, Tuitt had four tackles and a sack. In the next three, he had 14 tackles and two sacks. After a week off, Tuitt had a careerhigh seven tackles, two sacks, a pass breakup and two hurries against USC last week. “It was a challenge because I had to get everything back, get everything back strong again,” he said. “But right now, I’m better than ever. My game is coming all together.”

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touch easier Saturday than it has been. Michigan State comes to town, and though the Spartans are no doormat, their rushing attack averages nearly 100 fewer yards per game than Wisconsin and Nebraska. The Illini have to be careful not to overcompensate for previous shortcomings. “We’ve done some good things on defense and we’ve done some bad things, and the bad things have been blaring,” coach Tim Beckman said. “It’s not an effort thing. It’s almost overpursuing at times … trying to make a play and they don’t make a play.” The defense is building for the future. As a senior with NFL aspirations, Brown wants that future sped up. However, he understands better results require more patience. “If it doesn’t happen this year, I know this group of guys will mature and they’ll be a good team,” Brown said. “But I’m not counting out this season.”

NBA preseason

BY CHRIS HINE Chicago฀Tribune

CHAMPAIGN – Jonathan Brown can see the potential on film. There are moments, however fleeting, when the Illinois defense resembles a stout unit – when each player minds his gap and makes the tackle he is supposed to make. That’s one team, the senior linebacker said. Then there is that other team. The one that allowed 624 rushing yards over its previous two games against Nebraska and Wisconsin. That one showed up a little more frequently. “When I turn on the film, I see two different teams,” Brown said. “At one point in the game, I see a team that can’t be stopped when we execute and make the tackles we’re supposed to make. We could be a really good defense. But you look even further at some points in the game, and we just lose it.” Brown, an elder statesman of the defense, has put the onus on himself


Illinois’ Tim Kynard (59) and Jonathan Brown sack Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave on Saturday in Champaign. It was one of a handful of good moments – surrounded by lots of bad ones – in the Illini’s 56-32 loss.

Michigan St. (6-1) at Illinois (3-3) When:฀2:30฀Saturday฀ ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀ TV:฀ABC Where:฀Memorial฀Stadium,฀Champaign฀ Line:฀Spartans฀by฀10฀ ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀ Over/under:฀49½ to try to keep it together. But he can’t make it alone. “The lack of senior leadership on defense is starting to show itself,” said Brown, one of two senior starters on the

depth chart. “It’s one thing to have a lot of young guys that can play, and it’s one thing to have a lot of seniors that can make the plays.” His job might be a

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Dixon’s Cody Sondgeroth

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2A Sterling

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When: 10:45 a.m. Saturday Where: Hoover Park, Sterling Teams:฀Belvidere,฀Belvidere฀North,฀ Boylan,฀DeKalb,฀Dixon,฀Freeport,฀ Marengo,฀Rochelle,฀Sterling Runners to watch: Simon Thorpe,฀Dixon;฀Cody฀Sondgeroth,฀ Dixon;฀Jon฀Landis,฀Sterling;฀Eryk฀ Yunk,฀Belvidere฀North;฀Jacob฀ Howe,฀Belvidere฀North;฀Jon฀Libby,฀ Belvidere;฀A.J.฀Engelson,฀Boylan;฀ Isaac฀Hietanen,฀DeKalb Advancement:฀Top฀7฀teams,฀top฀ 5฀individuals฀not฀on฀those฀teams฀ to฀Belvidere฀North฀Sectional,฀Nov.฀ 2฀at฀Belvidere฀High฀School

When: 10 a.m. Saturday Where:฀Bureau฀Valley฀North฀Junior฀ High,฀Walnut Teams:฀Amboy,฀AnnawanWethersfield,฀Bureau฀Valley,฀ Cambridge,฀Eastland,฀ Erie-Prophetstown,฀Galva,฀IVC,฀ Kewanee,฀Ohio,฀Orion,฀Princeville,฀ Rock฀Falls,฀Newman Runners to watch: Brayden฀ Hamblen,฀Rock฀Falls;฀Seth฀Williams,฀Rock฀Falls;฀Bryson฀Reyes,฀ Newman;฀Drew฀Rosengren,฀Newman;฀Daniel฀Trone,฀Bureau฀Valley;฀ Cooper฀Pauley,฀Eastland;฀Lucas฀ White,฀Erie-Prophetstown;฀Rolando฀ Aguilar,฀Kewanee;฀Michael฀Cook,฀ Annawan-Wethersfield;฀Cody฀ Baele,฀Annawan-Wethersfield Advancement:฀Top฀7฀teams,฀top฀ 5฀individuals฀not฀on฀those฀teams฀ to Oregon Sectional, Nov. 2 at Oregon฀Park฀West

When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Fuller฀Memorial฀Forest฀ Preserve Teams:฀Byron,฀Durand,฀GenoaKingston,฀Harvard,฀Hiawatha,฀ Keith฀Country฀Day,฀North฀Boone,฀ Oregon,฀Pearl฀City,฀Rockford฀ Christian฀Life,฀Rockford฀Lutheran,฀ Rockford฀Christian,฀Stillman฀Valley,฀ Stockton,฀Winnebago,฀Woodstock฀ Marian Runners to watch:฀T.J.฀Pitcock,฀ Byron;฀Nick฀Monkemeyer,฀ Rockford฀Christian;฀Alan฀Daly,฀ Winnebago;฀Nathan฀Smith,฀ Winnebago;฀Jorge฀Pichardo,฀ Harvard;฀Austin฀Burkhart,฀Oregon Advancement: Top฀7฀teams,฀top฀ 5฀individuals฀not฀on฀those฀teams฀ to Oregon Sectional, Nov. 2 at Oregon฀Park฀West


Sterling’s Megan Barnhart

Erie-Prophetown’s Corrie Reiley

Amboy’s Megan Grady

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When: 10 a.m. Saturday Where: Hoover Park, Sterling Teams:฀Belvidere,฀Belvidere฀ North,฀Boylan,฀DeKalb,฀Dixon,฀ Freeport,฀Marengo,฀Rochelle,฀ Sterling Runners to watch:฀Katie฀Pitman฀ and฀Mekenzie฀Harden,฀Dixon;฀ Megan฀Barnhart฀and฀Maggie฀ McPherson,฀Sterling;฀Jenna฀and฀ Carley฀Lutzow,฀Belvidere฀North;฀ Delaney฀Appino,฀Boylan;฀Kelsey฀ Schrader,฀DeKalb;฀Ellie฀Willging,฀ Freeport;฀Kitty฀Allen,฀Marengo Advancement:฀Top฀7฀teams,฀top฀ 5฀individuals฀not฀on฀those฀teams฀ to฀Belvidere฀North฀Sectional,฀ Nov.฀2฀at฀Belvidere฀High฀School

When: 10 a.m. Saturday Where:฀Bureau฀Valley฀North฀ Junior฀High,฀Walnut Teams:฀Amboy,฀AnnawanWethersfield,฀Bureau฀Valley,฀ Cambridge,฀Eastland,฀ Erie-Prophetstown,฀Galva,฀Illinois฀ Valley฀Central,฀Kewanee,฀Newman,฀ Orion,฀Princeville,฀Rock฀Falls Runners to watch:฀Megan฀Grady,฀ Amboy;฀Corrie฀Reiley,฀ErieProphetstown;฀Katie฀Anderson฀and฀ Makaley฀Velazquez,฀Rock฀Falls;฀ Haley฀Simpson,฀Newman;฀Kirstie฀ Ramsey,฀Annawan-Wethersfield;฀ Katherine฀Schneider,฀IVC Advancement:฀Top฀7฀teams,฀top฀ 5฀individuals฀not฀on฀those฀teams฀ to Oregon Sectional, Nov. 2 at Oregon฀Park฀West

When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Fuller฀Memorial฀Forest฀ Preserve Teams:฀Byron,฀Durand,฀GenoaKingston,฀Harvard,฀Hiawatha,฀Keith฀ Country฀Day,฀North฀Boone,฀Oregon,฀ Pearl฀City,฀Rockford฀Christian฀Life,฀ Rockford฀Lutheran,฀Rockford฀ Christian,฀Stillman฀Valley,฀Stockton,฀ Winnebago,฀Woodstock฀Marian Runners to watch:฀Kelsey฀Hildreth,฀ Byron;฀Cheyenne฀Moore,฀ Winnebago;฀Emma฀Fenelon,฀ Rockford฀Lutheran;฀Jordan฀Peterson,฀Harvard;฀McCahl฀Sanders฀and฀ Kimmie฀Janke,฀Oregon Advancement: Top฀7฀teams,฀top฀ 5฀individuals฀not฀on฀those฀teams฀ to Oregon Sectional, Nov. 2 at Oregon฀Park฀West

Weidner easing back into competition FRACTURED CONTINUED FROM B1

This time, Christine took Regan to her boss. X-rays revealed an issue, and Regan next went to Methodist Center in Peoria, where a sports specialist told her it could be a few things: severe shin splints, the beginning of a stress fracture or a bad stress fracture that would put Regan in a boot and likely end her season. An MRI showed that the Weidners caught the beginning of a stress fracture, and Regan’s running was shut down for a month. But she had a partner in rehab, as she and fellow Storm runner Ryan Taylor – who broke his toe – spent many hours on the elliptical or the bike or in the pool at Metro Center in Princeton. Weidner was pain-free at her follow-up appointment, but still had to ease back into running. That meant running 2 10-minute miles – more than 4 minutes slower than her clip in Peoria last November – broken up by 5 minutes of walking. “She says, ‘Coach, I don’t know if I could run that slow,’” Donner said.

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Regan Weidner, a junior at Bureau Valley, has had to be patient in recovering from a leg injury this fall. She knows if she rushes back, she could jeopardize her future in running. “It was difficult, and I between.” don’t know if I was always And that’s the best part. going at a 10-minute mile, So one can only imagine because it was so hard,” how thrilled Weidner was Weidner said. “It basito be able to fully open cally felt like I was doing the throttle – albeit for a warm-up, walking, and just a mile and a half – doing another warm-up. this past weekend. It was like doing a warm“Even though it was up and cool-down and only a mile and a half, I skipping everything in could definitely feel that

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I hadn’t run in a month,” Weidner said. “It was definitely fun to be able to get out there and do that, but it also brought in the realization that I have not run for so long that, if I want to move on and be competitive at all this year, it’s gonna hurt.” So Weidner has had to adjust her goals. “We talked about, ‘Don’t think you’re going to take second in state this year,’” Donner said. “Right now, it’s about getting the team through. Then we regroup next week.” “It’s hard knowing how well you’ve done previously and that you can’t expect to do as well again – because it isn’t realistic,” Weidner said. “But I think I use everything that people tell me – that I can’t do as well this year or compete the way I did in the past – I think it all just makes me motivated, more than anything.”

Warriors fueled by dreams of state sectional. He wouldn’t reveal who was running in which race, but those performing the best “I was just trying to stay would get to run at state. up with them for most “Sometimes you don’t of the time,” Lund said. think about the bottom of “They kept pushing me, the lineup,” Bishop said. and finally I was able to “Everybody’s always talkpush them. I got third, so ing about the No. 1 runthat was exciting.” ner in. It’s not just the No. For Sterling coach 1 or No. 2. Yeah, they’ve Charlie Bishop, it was a probably got a chance to big plus to have a runner get to state on their own, come through with that but we want to make it as type of performance. a team. “This is a team,” Bishop “They’ve really taken said, “even though there that to heart, especially can only be seven to run those bottom guys fightand only five get to score, ing for those last posinine of them are pushing tions. Every week, there’s each other to make sure a new guy pushing to get we all get better.” in there, which is huge The Golden Warriors because that pushes the are hoping to peak in front-runners.” the coming weeks, first The Nos. 6-9 runners, in at the Sterling Regional no particular order, have on Saturday, then more been Evan Reiley, Ethan importantly at the BelviRocha, Dakota Trancoso dere Sectional on Saturand Cody Hansen. At day, Nov. 2. It has been 30 least once this season, years since Sterling quali- each has cracked the top fied a boys cross country five in a given race, and team for state. that’s helped them be Sterling finished 13th at motivated to do it again the Belvidere North Secwhen it counts the most. tional a year ago, a mark “Absolutely, it pushes the team viewed as unac- me,” Reiley said. “I always ceptable this year. want to try my best to be “We’ve been thinking in the top five as much about that since the seaas I can, and I’m always son started,” Lund said. thinking what can I do “We have to make it to better the next race? What state, because this is the can I do different to get best team we’ve had in a there?” long time. I think we have “I like being a team the pieces to do it in a guy,” Trancoso added. couple of weeks.” “The individual role is Each of Sterling’s nine fun, but we strived as a varsity runners will get team the whole summer, a chance to contribute. and throughout this seaBishop has picked seven son, we’ve picked each to run in the regional, other up. We’ve grown as then seven more for the a team together.”




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Postseason pairings 2A Burlington Central Sectional Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀Sycamore฀Regional฀winner฀vs.฀Rochelle฀ Regional฀winner,฀5฀p.m. •฀Glenbard฀South฀Regional฀winner฀vs.฀Belvidere฀Regional฀winner,฀7฀p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 •฀Championship,฀6฀p.m.

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DIXON – One of the final things Dixon coach Bunyan Cocar told his Duchesses before Thursday night’s home finale was directed at his five seniors. “I told them they’re going to enjoy their Senior Night a lot more if they win,” he said. Heeding their coach’s words of wisdom, Dixon came out hot and fought through a mid-match lull to rally for a 25-23, 25-19 victory over Ottawa at Lancaster Gym. The win wrapped up third place in the Northern Illinois Big 12 West, and avenged a two-set loss in Ottawa back on Oct. 1. “We wanted to go out with a bang, I guess you could say,” senior Caitlin Rozek said. “We wanted to give our crowd a good game in our final match at home, but we didn’t want to go to a third game. We finally got our intensity back up to where it was at the start, and we finished strong.” Dixon (15-18, 6-4) bolted to a 6-1 lead in the opening set, thanks to some strong hitting and some Ottawa miscues. The Pirates (18-15-1, 4-6) pulled to within one point four times, the last at 15-14, but after a timeout, a Lexy Duncan kill, a Rozek kill and two Ottawa hitting errors gave Dixon a 19-14 lead. Another kill and an ace from Rozek made it 22-16, but that’s when the Pirates made their move. Jessica Wignes spiked a pair of kills, and Emily Weber added another as Ottawa forced a second timeout by the Duchesses. Amy Rotella sandwiched two kills around a spike by Ottawa’s Emily Despain, then backto-back Dixon hitting errors brought the Pirates within 24-23. But Rotella came up big again, slicing a kill down the line for a first-set win. “We built up some momentum, then they kind of stole

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Dixon’s Amy Rotella reaches out for a dig during Thursday’s match against Ottawa at Lancaster Gym. The Duchesses won 25-23, 25-19. it,” Rotella said. “But it’s really reassuring that we have so many good hitters, because it takes the pressure off all of us. We started the second set kind of rough, but we bounced back and got the job done.” That rough start involved deficits of 5-1 and 8-3, but the Duchesses rallied. An illegal hit by Ottawa went for a sideout, then Rozek served two points, the second an ace. An Olivia Sztochmal point and kills by Sztochmal and Rotella a few points later tied the set at 10. The Pirates answered, scoring the next five points on two kills, a block and two Dixon hitting errors. But an Ottawa hitting error again went for a sideout, and Rotella kick-started the

decisive run. The junior hitter served an ace, then ripped a back-row kill before Rozek and Duncan spiked kills and Rachel Gascoigne reeled off an ace for an 18-16 Dixon lead, its first of the set. “It was a combination of things,” Rotella said. “We started passing better, talking more, and we finally got our offense into a rhythm.” “When we get going, our level goes up and up and up,” Duncan added, “and it doesn’t matter what the score is, we’re going to make a run. We always go to a third set, and we wanted to get this one done in two tonight.” Ottawa tied the score at 18, but Dixon wouldn’t be denied. A service error gave the Duchesses a

19-18 lead, then a Sztochmal kill and a Duncan ace pushed the lead to three. Rozek answered an Ottawa spike with a kill of her own, then seniors Sztochmal and Maggie Provo combined for a block before Provo’s second stuff finished things off. “We passed poorly all night, and you can’t use your hitters if you can’t get passes to the setters,” Ottawa coach Sue Staus said. “That was the difference, especially down the stretch.” Rozek had seven kills, five points, two aces and three digs for the Duchesses, while Rotella added six kills, eight points, three aces and a team-high eight digs. Duncan finished with four kills, two blocks, four points and two aces, while Gascoigne had 18 assists, eight points and three digs. Jordan Hayne had six kills and five digs, and Jessica Wignes had five kills, five digs and four points to pace the Pirates. Tayah Guerrero had seven assists, six points and two aces, Jill Wignes finished with six assists, seven points an three aces, and Emily Hackler led the defense with nine digs. Dixon’s victory secured third place outright, behind only LaSalle-Peru and Sterling. The Duchesses beat every conference foe except the Cavaliers. “It’s exciting for us seniors to end our high school careers this way,” Rozek said, “and really build on the previous years and keep it going for the years to come.” “This gives us some confidence for the postseason,” Duncan added, “and if we can feed off of this, hopefully we can make some noise and make something happen at regionals.”


Dixon duo goes 0-2 at state tennis Rock Falls, Newman, Erie all celebrate volleyball conference titles By฀SVM฀Sports฀Staff

Rock Falls def. Stillman Sydney Lebahn set 14 Valley 25-22, 25-9: The assists. For Hayley Kent and Erie def. Prophetstown Jessica VanOosten, the Rock Falls Rockets clinched m i s s i o n w a s a c c o m - the Big Norhtern West title 25-17, 25-23: After a short

plished before they took the court at the state tennis tournament Thursday in the northwest Chicago suburbs. Just pleased to be competing at state for the first time, the Dixon seniors bowed out in two matches. They first lost to Geneva’s Margo Hess and Emma Hazel 6-0, 6-2, then lost to Triad’s Nikki Steiner and Katelyn Foppe, 6-4, 6-1. Kent and VanOosten finished their first season competing in doubles with a 22-11 record.

with a dominating win over the Cardinals at Stillman Valley. Bailey O’Brien led Rock Falls (20-13, 10-2) with 11 kills. Bailey Schrader added nine kills, while Chelsi Blair had 19 assists. Peyton Milne had 10 service points and three aces. The Rockets volleyball program swept all three levels of BNC West competition. According to coach Sheila Mammosser, that’s the first time that has happened in her 16 seasons at Rock Falls.


Aubree Schmitt had eight kills as the Comets clinched a share of the Three Rivers North title with a win in Manlius. Bree de Long and Megan Rosengren each added seven kills for the Comets (19-13, 12-2). Kayci Howell had 14 assists, and Julie Hurd led the team with five digs. Lindsey Hoffert led the Storm with seven kills.

Sterling def. Geneseo 2 5 - 2 1 , 2 5 - 2 3 : Kaylee

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Sterling’s Kiarra Harris spikes the ball over a Geneseo defender during Thursday’s match at Musgrove Fieldhouse. The Warriors won 25-21, 25-23.

Martin filled the stat sheet with six kills, three digs and two aces, as the Golden Warriors locked down second place in the Northern Illinois Big 12 West with a home victory. Kiarra Harris added seven kills and five blocks for Sterling (26-7, 7-3).

Newman def. Valley 25-23,

drive and some light nailbiting, the Cardinals earned a share of the Three Rivers North title with the Comets. Rachel Cobert had eight kills and two blocks for Erie, which got seven kills from Savannah Mettler and 18 assists from Mary Chapman. Katie Fringer had 18 assists, feeding Karlie Stafford and Claire Milnes, who both had six kills for Prophetstown (10-19, 4-10). Katlyn Shirley had five digs and two aces for the Prophets.

Eastland def. Le-Win Bureau 1 9 - 2 5 , 2 5 - 1 2 , 2 5 - 2 3 : 2 5 - 1 6 : Makenzie Fink racked up

10 blocks in an NUIC West victory in Lanark. Ronni Miller added seven more blocks, and Peyton Achs led the Cougars (1911, 7-6) with six kills.

Tuesday’s result •฀No.฀1฀Sterling฀1,฀No.฀4฀Dixon฀0 Wednesday’s result •฀No.฀2฀Freeport฀2,฀No.฀3฀Rochelle฀0 Today’s match •฀ Championship฀ match,฀ Sterling฀ vs.฀ ฀ Freeport,฀4฀p.m.

Glenbard South Regional Today’s match •฀ Wheaton฀ Academy฀ vs.฀ Bensenville,฀ 4:30฀p.m.

Belvidere Regional Today’s match •฀Belvidere฀vs.฀Hampshire,฀5฀p.m.

Sycamore Regional Today’s match •฀Burlington฀Central฀vs.฀Kaneland,฀4฀p.m.

Volleyball Postseason pairings CLASS 3A Sandwich Regional Monday, Oct. 28 •฀No.฀4฀Plano฀vs.฀No.฀5฀Rochelle,฀6฀p.m.฀ •฀ No.฀ 3฀ Sycamore฀ vs.฀ No.฀ 6฀ Sandwich,฀ ฀ 7฀p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀ No.฀ 1฀ Kaneland฀ vs.฀ Plano/Rochelle,฀ ฀ 6฀p.m. •฀No.฀2฀Rock฀Falls฀vs.฀Sycamore/Sandwich,฀ 7฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 •฀Championship,฀6฀p.m. Winner advances to Princeton Sectional vs. Monmouth-Roseville Regional winner, 7 p.m. Nov. 5 Stillman Valley Regional Monday, Oct. 28 •฀No.฀4฀Dixon฀vs.฀No.฀5฀Winnebago,฀6฀p.m. •฀No.฀3฀Freeport฀vs.฀No.฀6฀Stillman฀Valley,฀ 7฀p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀ No.฀ 1฀ Sterling฀ vs.฀ Dixon/Winnebago,฀ 6฀ p.m. •฀ No.฀ 2฀ Belvidere฀ vs.฀ Freeport/Stillman฀ ฀ Valley,฀7฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 •฀Championship,฀6฀p.m. Winner advances to Princeton Sectional vs. Streator Regonal winner, 6 p.m. Nov. 5

CLASS 2A Oregon Regional Monday, Oct. 28 •฀No.฀4฀Rockford฀Christian฀vs.฀No.฀5฀North฀ Boone,฀7฀p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀ No.฀ 1฀ Oregon฀ vs.฀ Rockford฀ Christian/ North฀Boone,฀6฀p.m. •฀No.฀2฀Rockford฀Lutheran฀vs.฀No.฀3฀Byron,฀ 7฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 •฀Championship,฀6฀p.m. Winner advances to South Beloit Sectional vs. Willow Academy Regional winner, 6 p.m. Nov. 5 Dakota Regional Monday, Oct. 28 •฀No.฀4฀West฀Carroll฀vs.฀No.฀5฀South฀Beloit,฀ 7฀p.m.฀ Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀ No.฀ 1฀ Dakota฀ vs.฀ West฀ Carroll/South฀ Beloit,฀6฀p.m. •฀No.฀2฀Lena-Winslow฀vs.฀No.฀3฀Pecatonica,฀7฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 •฀Championship,฀6฀p.m. Winner advances to South Beloit Sectional vs. Aurora Christian Regional winner, 7 p.m. Nov. 5 Riverdale Regional Monday, Oct. 28 •฀No.฀4฀Morrison฀vs.฀No.฀5฀Prophetstown,฀ 6฀p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀ No.฀ 1฀ Bureau฀ Valley฀ vs.฀ Morrison/฀ Prophetstown,฀6฀p.m. •฀No.฀2฀Riverdale฀vs.฀No.฀3฀Fulton,฀7฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 •฀Championship,฀7฀p.m. Winner advances to Farmington Sectional vs. Rockridge Regional winner, 6 p.m. Nov. 5 Somonauk Regional Monday, Oct. 28 •฀ No.฀ 4฀ Somonauk฀ vs.฀ No.฀ 5฀ Serena,฀ ฀ 7฀p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀ No.฀ 1฀ Seneca฀ vs.฀ Somonauk/Serena,฀ ฀ 6฀p.m. •฀ No.฀ 2฀ Ottawa฀ Marquette฀ vs.฀ No.฀ 3฀ Amboy,฀7฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 •฀Championship,฀6฀p.m.฀ Winner advances to El Paso-Gridley Sectional vs. Clifton Central Regional winner, 7 p.m. Nov. 5

CLASS 1A Paw Paw Regional Monday, Oct. 28 •฀No.฀4฀Indian฀Creek฀vs.฀No.฀5฀Paw฀Paw,฀ 7฀p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀ No.฀ 1฀ Newman฀ vs.฀ Indian฀ Creek/Paw฀ Paw,฀6฀p.m.฀ •฀No.฀2฀Ashton-Franklin฀Center฀vs.฀No.฀3฀ LaMoille,฀7฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 •฀Championship,฀6฀p.m.฀ Winner advances to Pearl City Sectional vs. Stockton Regional winner, 6 p.m. Nov. 5 Eastland Regional Monday, Oct. 28 •฀No.฀4฀Milledgeville฀vs.฀No.฀5฀Polo,฀7฀p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 •฀No.฀1฀Erie฀vs.฀Milledgeville/Polo,฀6฀p.m. •฀ No.฀ 2฀ Forreston฀ vs.฀ No.฀ 3฀ Eastland,฀ ฀ 7฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 •฀Championship,฀6฀p.m.฀ Winner advances to Pearl City Sectional vs. Aquin Regional winner, 7 p.m. Nov. 5

Aquin def. AFC 25-7, 25-22: Lexie Fore led the

Raiders in Ashton with five kills and six service points. Katie Sondgeroth had five assists for AFC (9-18, 4-9 NUIC East).

Sterling needs win to keep playoff hopes alive whatever we want at them at any time,” Thornton said. “We feel pretty good Lilly, who is also seethat we have three pretty ing significant time at explosive guys back fullback, was 1-for-1 for there,” Schlemmer said. 14 yards, carried 10 times Sterling (4-4, 2-2 NIBfor 24 yards, and had a 12 West) likely will need 25-yard reception. And, contributions from all Wharff had a 52-yard TD three to win at Ottawa run out of the Wildcat. (3-5, 3-1) and become “We can throw playoff eligible.



“It’s a great opportunity to find out what we have in us,” Thornton said. “It’s a do-or-die situation. We’re capable. We kind of hold our own destiny.” If only that were true. A win does not guarantee a postseason berth, however, as the Warriors have 32 playoffs points (oppenents’ wins) at this point and will earn

a maximum of 38. In recent years, it has taken 38 to 40 points for 5-4 teams to secure playoff spots. Thornton, who moved to Sterling in seventh grade, was born in Peoria and lived in Canton and Collinsville before becoming a local. He did not go out for football in seventh or eighth grade.

A big part of the reason for the quarterback change was that Lilly’s skills were needed elsewhere, according to Schlemmer. “At times, we struggled to block,” Schlemmer said. “Bryant’s one of our better blockers. He’s such a good football player. He can make that transition.”

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Sterling’s Darien Bardoner serves during the Warriors’ 25-21, 25-23 over Geneseo on Thursday at Musgrove Fieldhouse.

Game of the week Jets at Bengals Both won on walk-off field goals last Sunday; 5-2 Bengals look to put stranglehold on AFC North, and 4-3 Jets hope to make Patriots sweat.

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Call McCown a life-preserver C

an the Bears survive three, four or six games with Josh McCown at quarterback in place of the injured Jay Cutler? Yes, they can. Cutler is a significantly better quarterback than McCown, and no one is pretending otherwise. Cutler has one of the best arms in the league and a hair trigger to match. McCown’s arm is average, as is his release. Both have decent athleticism and mobility, but McCown’s slightly greater in that area, and he’s more likely to use them. Cutler has the kind of gunslinger mentality that leads to magic moments and shattering disappointments. McCown is like a coach on the field. He won’t be the guy who wins a game for you, but he’s less likely to lose one. Cutler has franchise quarterback potential. McCown does not. Fortunately, none of that is particularly relevant at the moment. Although Cutler clearly was playing the best football of his career when he suffered a severe groin injury against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, he was nowhere near achieving his full potential. And he was still making the occasional big mistake. The Bears’ offense is significantly better this year, partly because Cutler has improved. But more so because of the arrival of coach Marc Trestman and the beginning of the implementation of his scheme. There has been dramatic improvement on the offensive line, at tight end and at receiver. McCown doesn’t need to be what Cutler could be for the Bears to split their next four games or maybe even go 3-2 and keep their playoff hopes alive. All McCown needs to do is distribute the football to Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, Martellus Bennett, Alshon Jeffery and Michael Bush (Yes, the Bears must rediscover Bush),

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argue 3-2 is the likely outcome of the next 6 weeks – assuming the offense does what it has to – and that gets the Bears to 7-5 and in good shape to chase the playoffs. The problem is, the defense could cause the Bears to go 0-5. Who’s the better quarterback to help your defense? Although the heavy lifting clearly is up to Trestman, in this scenario, even if both are healthy, I’d have to think hard about saying McCown. To nurse his defense along until Lance Briggs gets back, Trestman has to keep it off the field. Where he’s failed at that so far is converting third downs, running the football enough, putting together long drives and keeping the clock moving. In a pure West Coast offense, short passes are just as good as run plays, perhaps better, as long as they are completed. But running plays are like body blows in a heavyweight fight, and a productive Bush on top of Forte’s 18 to 20 carries could be huge. Either way, move the chains slowly, keep the clock AP running. The one area where McCown Bears quarterback Josh McCown scrambles against the Redskins on Sunday in Landover, Md. McCown might not share Jay probably is better than Cutler is accuracy. Cutler misses too Cutler’s superstar status, but he brings a different skill set. many passes he should hit. and not make the kind of big The Ravens might even be a Additionally, Cutler is far more mistakes that cost games. pretty good matchup for the likely than McCown to check The Bears’ challenges, before Bears in their wounded state, out of a run or short pass to go they can reasonably hope to and the Bears could be the for something he thinks he sees see Cutler under center again, favorite there. downfield. With this defense, are Green Bay, Detroit, BalIf Detroit comes to Chicago you just can’t do it. timore, St. Louis and Minnewith a limping Calvin Johnson The Bears absolutely can win sota. I don’t see them beating and Charles Tillman is ready with McCown. The question is, the Packers, but they will be to go, the Lions certainly are can they win without Briggs? favored – and rightfully so – no lock. And remember guys, his name over the Vikings and Rams. A glass-half-full guy has to is McCown, not McNown.


Many reasons to pose for the Cam Newton, Co., continue surge, while seat gets hot for Schiano in Tampa BY FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer

TAMPA, Fla. – Cam Newton is playing some of the best football of his career, and the surging Carolina Panthers are back over .500 for the first time in 5 years. An efficient Newton threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Thursday night to pace a 31-13 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers (4-3) won for Roar the fourth time restored in five games •฀With฀the฀ following victory, Caro- an 0-2 start. lina went over They’ve won .500 mark for three straight, the first time with Newton since 2008, throwing for when it fin667 yards, six ished 12-4. TDs and no interceptions. The Bucs (0-7), one of two NFL teams yet to win, have dropped the first seven games in a season for the seventh time in franchise history. They’ve lost 12 of 13 dating to last year, and some fans showed up at Raymond James Stadium carrying signs and wearing paper bags over their heads urging that second-year coach Greg Schiano be fired. Newton tossed a 1-yard TD pass to Greg Olsen in the first quarter and added a 3-yarder to Mike Tolbert on the first play of the fourth quarter for a 28-6 lead. Newton had his way against the Bucs in between those scores, too, setting up a nifty 12-yard TD run by DeAngelo Williams and getting into the end zone himself with a 6-yard run midway through the third quarter. The third-year quarterback completed 23 of 32 passes for

AMERICAN CONFERENCE New England N.Y. Jets Miami Buffalo

W 5 4 3 3

Indianapolis Tennessee Houston Jacksonville

W 5 3 2 0

Cincinnati Baltimore Cleveland Pittsburgh

W 5 3 3 2

Kansas City Denver San Diego Oakland

W 7 6 4 2

East L T Pct 2 0 .714 3 0 .571 3 0 .500 4 0 .429 South L T Pct 2 0 .714 4 0 .429 5 0 .286 7 0 .000 North L T Pct 2 0 .714 4 0 .429 4 0 .429 4 0 .333 West L T Pct 0 0 1.000 1 0 .857 3 0 .571 4 0 .333

PF 152 134 135 159

PA 127 162 140 178

PF 187 145 122 76

PA 131 146 194 222

PF 148 150 131 107

PA 135 148 156 132

PF 169 298 168 105

PA 81 197 144 132

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 4 3 0 .571 200 155 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 169 196 Washington 2 4 0 .333 152 184 N.Y. Giants 1 6 0 .143 126 216 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 5 1 0 .833 161 103 Carolina 4 3 0 .571 170 96 Atlanta 2 4 0 .333 153 157 Tampa Bay 0 7 0 .000 100 163 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 4 2 0 .667 168 127 Detroit 4 3 0 .571 186 167 Chicago 4 3 0 .571 213 206 Minnesota 1 5 0 .167 132 181 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 6 1 0 .857 191 116 San Francisco 5 2 0 .714 176 135 St. Louis 3 4 0 .429 156 184 Arizona 3 4 0 .429 133 161 Thursday’s result Carolina 31, Tampa Bay 13 Sunday’s results Cleveland at Kansas City, noon Buffalo at New Orleans, noon Miami at New England, noon Dallas at Detroit, noon N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, noon San Francisco vs. Jacksonville at London, noon Pittsburgh at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. Washington at Denver, 3:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Monday’s game Seattle at St. Louis, 8:40 p.m.

Line Sunday FAVORITE San Francisco-x at Detroit at Philadelphia at Kansas City at New Orleans at New England at Cincinnati Pittsburgh at Denver at Arizona Green Bay sota

Line 16½ 3 5½ 7½ 11 6½ 6½ 2½ 12½ 2½ 9

O/U 41 51 52 39½ 49½ 45½ 41 40½ 58½ 45 47½

DOG Jacksonville Dallas N.Y. Giants Cleveland Buffalo Miami N.Y. Jets at Oakland Washington Atlanta at Minne-

* – in London Thursday’s result

PANTHERS 31, BUCCANEERS 13 Carolina Tampa Bay

7 7 7 10 — 31 3 3 0 7 — 13 First Quarter Car–Olsen 1 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 4:44. TB–FG Lindell 47, 1:24. Second Quarter Car–D.Williams 12 run (Gano kick), 12:42. TB–FG Lindell 48, 4:03. Third Quarter Car–Newton 6 run (Gano kick), 6:27. Fourth Quarter Car–Tolbert 3 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 14:55. Car–FG Gano 29, 6:14. TB–Wright 10 pass from Glennon (Lindell kick), 2:53. A–59,073. Car TB First downs 21 19 Total Net Yards 324 297 Rushes-yards 27-129 14-48 Passing 195 249 Punt Returns 2-7 3-6 Kickoff Returns 2-44 3-65 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 23-32-0 30-51-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-26 3-26 Punts 5-43.2 5-43.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1 Penalties-Yards 6-59 3-21 Time of Possession 34:33 25:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Carolina, Newton 11-50, D.Williams 8-43, Tolbert 7-35, Barner 1-1. Tampa Bay, James 10-39, Leonard 1-7, Glennon 3-2. PASSING–Carolina, Newton 23-32-0221. Tampa Bay, Glennon 30-51-0-275. RECEIVING–Carolina, Ginn Jr. 5-80, S.Smith 4-42, Tolbert 4-29, LaFell 3-23, Olsen 3-21, Brockel 1-12, D.Williams 1-8, Hixon 1-4, Barner 1-2. Tampa Bay, Leonard 6-32, Jackson 5-79, Wright 5-48, James 4-25, Underwood 3-47, Williams 3-20, Page 1-13, Dawson 1-9, Lorig 1-2, Crabtree 1-0.

NFL LEADERS (Through Oct. 20)


Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates with tackle Jordan Gross after rushing for a touchdown against the Buccaneers, part of a 31-13 rout for Carolina on Thursday in Tampa, Fla. 221 yards. He also rushed for a team-high 50 yards on 11 attempts. Rookie Mike Glennon threw for 275 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in his fourth start for Tampa Bay, which trailed 31-6 before finally getting into the end zone on Tim Wright’s 10-yard reception with just under 3 minutes remaining. Newton went 7-for-8 for 57 yards on Carolina’s opening

drive and finishing the nearly 9-minute, 15-play, 70-yard march with his TD pass to Olsen. The Panthers overcame second-and-22 following a 12-yard sack, with Newton throwing 10 yards to Steve Smith on second down and scrambling for 16 yards on third-and-12. On the TD pass, Newton stiff-armed defensive end Daniel Te’oNesheim to buy time before finding Olsen wide open in the

left side of the end zone. Carolina went 80 yards in six plays on its next possession, with Newton setting up Williams’ 12-yard TD run with a 35-yard completion to Ted Ginn Jr. Three minutes later, the Panthers nearly struck again, with Newton throwing deep to Ginn, who had a couple of steps on cornerback Leonard Johnson but let the ball go straight through his hands.

Passers Comp.-Att. Yds TD-INT P. Manning, DEN 207-289 2,565 25-3 P. Rivers, SD 184-249 2,132 15-5 M. Ryan, ATL 171-244 1,922 13-3 A. Rodgers, GB 143-220 1,906 13-4 Brees, NO 157-237 1,958 14-5 Romo, DAL 181-265 2,010 15-5 R. Wilson, SEA 115-187 1,489 11-4 Locker, TEN 94-152 1,047 8-1 M. Stafford, DET 178-290 2,129 15-4 C. Newton, CAR 108-170 1,331 10-5 Dalton, CIN 164-249 1,924 11-6 Cutler, CHI 146-225 1,658 12-3 Receivers Rec. Yds TD And. Johnson, HOU 48 584 0 An. Brown, PIT 47 548 2 B. Marshall, CHI 46 540 5 Edelman, NE 46 455 2 Cameron, CLE 45 515 6 Welker, DEN 44 474 8 A.. Green, CIN 43 619 5 Decker, DEN 42 627 3 D. Bryant, DAL 42 569 6 A. Gates, SD 42 497 2 De. Thomas, DEN 41 610 5 Ju. Jones, ATL 41 580 2 Cruz, NYG 40 591 4 Garcon, WAS 40 466 2 Ke. Wright, TEN 40 433 1 Woodhead, SND 40 314 3 Rushers Att Yards TD L. McCoy, PHL 141 685 3 Lynch, SEA 138 578 6 J. Charles, KC 135 561 6 Gore, SF 127 547 5 A. Foster, HOU 121 542 1 Forte, CHI 116 533 6 A. Peterson, MIN 115 511 5 A. Morris, WAS 91 472 3 D. Martin, TAM 127 456 1 Ry. Mathews, SD 110 446 1 De. Williams, CAR 106 434 0 D. Murray, DAL 91 428 3 Re. Bush, DET 98 426 1 Moreno, DEN 95 413 8 F. Jackson, BUF 86 380 5 Chr. Johnson, TEN 115 366 0 B. Powell, NYJ 90 366 1 Spiller, BUF 90 362 1 Lacy, GBY 83 352 2





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Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) fights for possession with Lightning center Valtteri Filppula during the first period Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The Blackhawks lost 6-5 in overtime.

Lightning strikes Blackhawks late ‘Crazy’ third period helps push Tampa Bay past Chicago in OT BY CHRIS KUC Chicago฀Tribune

TAMPA, Fla. – The hockey gods did everything they could to help the Blackhawks overcome another squandered third-period lead, but even help from above – and a little from the Lightning – couldn’t prevent it. The Hawks allowed another late lead to dissipate – the fourth time in 10 games they have done so – before getting a gift goal in the waning moments to tie it. But they eventually fell to the Lightning 6-5 in overtime Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The defending Stanley Cup champions had their two-game winning streak snapped when Martin St. Louis scored in the extra period, but the Hawks did extend their points string to seven contests after they were the beneficiary of a Lightning own-goal that extended the game. “We pretty much controlled the game,” said Hawks winger Patrick Kane, who had a goal and an assist. “We had a lot of shots on net, had a lot of chances, and a couple of more we could have had that maybe we didn’t catch a break on. “Maybe the hockey gods were giving us that last one, but it’s nice to score goals. We just have to find a way to keep them out now, I guess.” Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists, while St. Louis and Victor Hedman each had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, who improved to 6-3-0. Nate Thompson and Matt Carle also scored for Tampa Bay, and Ben Bishop earned the victory in goal. In addition to Kane’s efforts, Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist, and Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw also scored, but netminder Nikolai Khabibulin couldn’t hold the lead as the Hawks dropped to 6-1-3. “We’ll take a point,” said Hawks coach Joel Quenneville after the teams

combined for four goals in the third period, including two in the final 2 minutes, 29 seconds. “Especially the way it evolved. A crazy third period, some things you’ve never seen before.” The Hawks trailed after the opening period for the first time this season when Carle scored on the power play, and they fell into their first two-goal deficit in the second on Thompson’s short-handed goal. The stagnant Hawks offense then caught fire as Bickell, Hossa, Kane and Shaw bracketed goals around a Stamkos score to carry a 4-3 lead midway in the third period. Hedman knotted things at 4-4, and Stamkos appeared to secure the winner with a power-play goal with 2:29 remaining. It was then the Hawks received their gift, as Carle sent a pass back deep into his own zone that hit the stick and then the skate of Radko Gudas and skipped past a startled Bishop. Toews was the last Hawks player to touch the puck, so he was credited with the goal. “That was honestly a lucky one for us,” Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith said. “We had some other chances that maybe could have gone in but didn’t. Somehow, we got a break there. “You can always look for positives, but it’s not a game that we’re going to be happy about – giving up that many goals, for one thing.”


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THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD MLB WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7) All games televised by Fox Boston 1, St. Louis 1 Wednesday:฀Boston฀8,฀St.฀Louis฀1 Thursday:฀St.฀Louis฀4,฀Boston฀2 Saturday:฀ Boston฀ (Peavy฀ 12-5)฀ at฀ St.฀ Louis฀(Kelly฀10-5),฀7:07฀p.m. Sunday:฀ Boston฀ (Buchholz฀ 12-1)฀ at฀ St.฀ Louis฀(Lynn฀15-10),฀7:15฀p.m. Monday:฀Boston฀at฀St.฀Louis,฀7:07฀p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30*:฀ St.฀ Louis฀ at฀ Boston,฀7:07฀p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31*:฀St.฀Louis฀at฀Boston,฀ 7:07฀p.m. * – if necessary


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NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF Boston฀ 7฀ 2฀ 0฀ 14฀ 27฀ Toronto฀ 7฀ 3฀ 0฀ 14฀ 34฀ Detroit฀ 6฀ 4฀ 1฀ 13฀ 25฀ Tampa฀Bay฀ 6฀ 3฀ 0฀ 12฀ 32฀ Montreal฀ 6฀ 4฀ 0฀ 12฀ 33฀ Ottawa฀ 4฀ 3฀ 2฀ 10฀ 27฀ Florida฀ 3฀ 6฀ 1฀ 7฀ 22฀ Buffalo฀ 1฀ 9฀ 1฀ 3฀ 15฀ Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh฀ 7฀ 2฀ 0฀ 14฀ 31฀ Carolina฀ 4฀ 3฀ 3฀ 11฀ 23฀ N.Y.฀Islanders฀ 3฀ 3฀ 3฀ 9฀ 29฀ Columbus฀ 4฀ 5฀ 0฀ 8฀ 23฀ Washington฀ 4฀ 5฀ 0฀ 8฀ 26฀ New฀Jersey฀ 1฀ 5฀ 4฀ 6฀ 20฀ N.Y.฀Rangers฀ 2฀ 6฀ 0฀ 4฀ 12฀ Philadelphia฀ 2฀ 7฀ 0฀ 4฀ 13฀

GA 13 24 30 26 20 25 35 33 GA 20 29 28 23 29 33 31 25

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA 8฀ 1฀ 0฀ 16฀ 28฀ 12 6฀ 1฀ 3฀ 15฀ 31฀ 27 6฀ 4฀ 1฀ 13฀ 22฀ 26 5฀ 3฀ 3฀ 13฀ 24฀ 23 5฀ 1฀ 1฀ 11฀ 27฀ 19 4฀ 5฀ 2฀ 10฀ 28฀ 33 4฀ 5฀ 0฀ 8฀ 25฀ 29 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA San฀Jose฀ 8฀ 1฀ 1฀ 17฀ 41฀ 18 Vancouver฀ 7฀ 4฀ 1฀ 15฀ 35฀ 35 Anaheim฀ 7฀ 3฀ 0฀ 14฀ 33฀ 27 Phoenix฀ 6฀ 2฀ 2฀ 14฀ 31฀ 28 Los฀Angeles฀ 6฀ 4฀ 0฀ 12฀ 26฀ 25 Calgary฀ 4฀ 4฀ 2฀ 10฀ 29฀ 37 Edmonton฀ 3฀ 6฀ 1฀ 7฀ 30฀ 39 NOTE:฀Two฀points฀for฀a฀win,฀one฀point฀for฀ overtime loss.

Colorado฀ Chicago฀ Nashville฀ Minnesota฀ St.฀Louis฀ Winnipeg฀ Dallas฀

Thursday’s results Vancouver฀3,฀New฀Jersey฀2,฀SO Boston฀2,฀San฀Jose฀1 Philadelphia฀2,฀N.Y.฀Rangers฀1 Montreal฀4,฀Anaheim฀1 Tampa฀Bay฀6,฀Chicago฀5,฀OT Nashville฀3,฀Winnipeg฀2,฀OT Minnesota฀3,฀Carolina฀1 Dallas฀5,฀Calgary฀1 Washington฀at฀Edmonton,฀late Phoenix฀at฀Los฀Angeles,฀late฀ Today’s games N.Y.฀Islanders฀at฀Pittsburgh,฀6฀p.m. Toronto฀at฀Columbus,฀6฀p.m. Anaheim฀at฀Ottawa,฀6:30฀p.m. Buffalo฀at฀Florida,฀6:30฀p.m. Vancouver฀at฀St.฀Louis,฀7฀p.m. Carolina฀at฀Colorado,฀8฀p.m.

x-New฀York฀ x-Kansas฀City฀ Montreal฀ Chicago฀ New฀England฀ Houston฀ Philadelphia฀ Columbus฀ Toronto฀FC฀ D.C.฀

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GF GA 53฀ 39 45฀ 29 50฀ 48 45฀ 47 48฀ 38 39฀ 40 41฀ 42 42฀ 45 29฀ 47 21฀ 57

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA x-Real฀Salt฀Lake฀ 16฀ 10฀ 8฀ 56฀ 57฀ 41 x-Portland฀ 13฀ 5฀ 15฀ 54฀ 49฀ 33 x-Los฀Angeles฀ 15฀ 11฀ 7฀ 52฀ 52฀ 37 x-Seattle฀ 15฀ 12฀ 6฀ 51฀ 41฀ 41 Colorado฀ 14฀ 10฀ 9฀ 51฀ 45฀ 35 San฀Jose฀ 13฀ 11฀ 9฀ 48฀ 33฀ 41 Vancouver฀ 12฀ 12฀ 9฀ 45฀ 50฀ 45 FC฀Dallas฀ 11฀ 11฀ 11฀ 44฀ 47฀ 50 Chivas฀USA฀ 6฀ 19฀ 8฀ 26฀ 30฀ 62 NOTE:฀Three฀points฀for฀victory,฀one฀point฀ for฀tie. x-฀clinched฀playoff฀berth

Ortiz’s homer not enough for Red Sox WACHA CONTINUED FROM B1

Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for the save. John Lackey took the loss. Game 3 is Saturday night at Busch Stadium. Jake Peavy is set to start for Boston against Joe Kelly. Wacha had already extended his scoreless streak to 18 2/3 innings – a record for a rookie in a single postseason – before Ortiz tagged him in the sixth. A day after Ortiz homered – and nearly hit a grand slam earlier – in an 8-1 romp, Big Papi connected for his fifth home run of this postseason and 17th of his career. Dustin Pedroia drew a one-out walk and, with

the Fenway Park crowd on its feet, Ortiz hit a full-count changeup over the wall in left-center field for a 2-1 edge. Ortiz acknowledged his faithful fans, emerging from the dugout for a curtain call. It was just Boston’s third hit off Wacha, who slammed his glove onto the bench when the inning ended. Lackey worked around four hits in slowing the Cardinals. He pitched a day after turning 35 – it was his first Series start since 2002 when, as a rookie for the Angels, he beat Barry Bonds and San Francisco in Game 7. Matt Holliday lined a leadoff triple into the oddly configured triangle in center field in the fourth, and scored on

Yadier Molina’s chopper. The Cardinals’ 1-0 lead marked the first time they’d been ahead of the Red Sox in October for quite a while. Boston never trailed while sweeping St. Louis in the 2004 Series, and was ahead from the beginning Wednesday night. Beltran started for the Cardinals in right field, returning from an injury that forced him out of the opener. Beltran exited in the third inning and went to a hospital, shortly after bruising his ribs when he rammed into the short bullpen wall while taking away the grand slam from Ortiz. Both teams made changes to their lineups. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny benched shortstop Pete Kozma

after making two errors in the opener and put Daniel Descalso in his place. Jarrod Saltalamacchia replaced David Ross as Boston’s catcher. After the Cardinals played a pretty sloppy game in the opener, Wacha restored order early to the NL champions. The right-hander flashed a 95 mph fastball and a diving changeup while holding Boston hitless until Jacoby Ellsbury’s broken-bat bloop single with two outs in the third. No one in the Boston lineup had ever hit against Wacha, and it showed, as the Red Sox struck out four times in the first three innings and took a lot of weak, awkward swings.

Wednesday’s result Real฀Salt฀Lake฀2,฀Chivas฀USA฀1 Saturday’s matches Sporting฀ Kansas฀ City฀ at฀ Philadelphia,฀ 2฀p.m. Montreal฀at฀Toronto฀FC,฀3฀p.m. FC฀Dallas฀at฀San฀Jose,฀4:30฀p.m. Portland฀at฀Chivas฀USA,฀9:30฀p.m. Sunday’s matches Houston฀at฀D.C.฀United,฀12:30฀p.m. New฀England฀at฀Columbus,฀3฀p.m. Chicago฀at฀New฀York,฀4฀p.m. Colorado฀at฀Vancouver,฀7฀p.m. Los฀Angeles฀at฀Seattle฀FC,฀8฀p.m.

Auto racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship Points Behind 1.฀Jimmie฀Johnson฀ 2,254฀ — 2.฀Matt฀Kenseth฀ ฀ 2,250฀ -4 3.฀Kyle฀Busch฀ ฀ 2,228฀ -26 (tie)฀Kevin฀Harvick฀ 2,228฀ -26 5.฀Jeff฀Gordon฀ ฀ 2,220฀ -34 6.฀Dale฀Earnhardt฀Jr.฀ 2,202฀ -52 7.฀Greg฀Biffle฀ ฀ 2,201฀ -53 8.฀Clint฀Bowyer฀ ฀ 2,197฀ -57 9.฀Kurt฀Busch฀ ฀ 2,193฀ -61 10.฀Carl฀Edwards฀ 2,186฀ -68 11.฀Ryan฀Newman฀ 2,182฀ -72 12.฀Joey฀Logano฀฀ 2,179฀ -75 13.฀Kasey฀Kahne฀฀ 2,153฀ -101 Up next Sunday฀ –฀ Goody’s฀ Headache฀ Relief฀ Shot฀ 500, Ridgeway, Va.

Golf PGA/Asian Tour CIMB Classic Thursday’s par scores At Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $7 million Yardage: 6,924; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Ryan฀Moore฀ 32-31฀—฀ 63฀ -9 Keegan฀Bradley฀ 31-34฀—฀ 65฀ -7 Sergio฀Garcia฀ 33-33฀—฀ 66฀ -6 Rory฀Sabbatini฀ 30-37฀—฀ 67฀ -5 Boo฀Weekley฀ 35-32฀—฀ 67฀ -5 Kiradech฀Aphibarnrat฀ 31-36฀—฀ 67฀ -5 Chris฀Kirk฀ 32-35฀—฀ 67฀ -5 Chris฀Stroud฀ 36-31฀—฀ 67฀ -5 Gary฀Woodland฀ 33-35฀—฀ 68฀ -4 K.J.฀Choi฀ 32-36฀—฀ 68฀ -4 Martin฀Laird฀ 36-32฀—฀ 68฀ -4

College football Big Ten

Thursday’s box score

LIGHTNING 6, BLACKHAWKS 5, OT Chicago฀ 0฀ 3฀ 2฀ 0฀ —฀ 5 Tampa฀Bay฀ 1฀ 2฀ 2฀ 1฀ —฀ 6 First Period–1,฀Tampa฀Bay,฀Carle฀1฀(Filppula,฀Panik),฀6:28฀(pp).฀Penalties–Rozsival,฀ Chi฀(hooking),฀4:49;฀Stamkos,฀TB฀(interference),฀12:53. Second Period–2,฀Tampa฀Bay,฀Thompson฀1฀(Crombeen,฀Sustr),฀1:24฀(sh).฀3,฀Chicago,฀Bickell฀3฀(Kruger,฀Seabrook),฀9:00.฀4,฀ Chicago,฀Hossa฀4฀(Sharp,฀Toews),฀10:36.฀ 5,฀ Tampa฀ Bay,฀ Stamkos฀ 6฀ (Hedman),฀ 17:21.฀6,฀Chicago,฀Kane฀5,฀18:53.฀Penalties–Tampa฀Bay฀bench,฀served฀by฀Malone฀ (too฀ many฀ men),฀ :33;฀ Toews,฀ Chi฀ (highsticking),฀4:10;฀Stamkos,฀TB฀(interference),฀ 5:16;฀Gudas,฀TB฀(tripping),฀10:42;฀Rozsival,฀ Chi฀(tripping),฀14:40. Third Period–7,฀Chicago,฀Shaw฀1฀(Kane,฀ Keith),฀1:33฀(pp).฀8,฀Tampa฀Bay,฀Hedman฀1฀ (St.฀Louis,฀Stamkos),฀11:03.฀9,฀Tampa฀Bay,฀ Stamkos฀7฀(Filppula),฀17:31฀(pp).฀10,฀Chicago,฀Toews฀4,฀18:11.฀Penalties–Filppula,฀TB฀ (hooking),฀:42;฀Hedman,฀TB฀(tripping),฀7:30;฀ Handzus,฀Chi฀(face-off฀violation),฀17:08. Overtime–11,฀ Tampa฀ Bay,฀ St.฀ Louis฀ 5฀ (Stamkos,฀Gudas),฀1:16.฀Penalties–None. Shots on Goal–Chicago฀12-15-15-1–43.฀ Tampa฀Bay฀4-7-12-2–25. Power-play opportunities–Chicago฀ 1฀ of฀6;฀Tampa฀Bay฀2฀of฀4. Goalies–Chicago,฀ Khabibulin฀ 1-0-1฀ (25฀ shots-19฀saves).฀Tampa฀Bay,฀Bishop฀6-1-0฀ (43-38). A–18,820฀(19,204).฀T–2:41.

NBA preseason EASTERN CONFERENCE GB — 1½ 3½ 4½ 4½ GB — 1 3 3 4 GB — 3½ 4 5 5½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct New฀Orleans฀ 6฀ 1฀ .857฀ Houston฀ 5฀ 1฀ .833฀ Dallas฀ 4฀ 3฀ .571฀ Memphis฀ 3฀ 3฀ .500฀ San฀Antonio฀ 2฀ 4฀ .333฀ Northwest Division W L Pct Portland฀ 4฀ 2฀ .667฀ Minnesota฀ 4฀ 2฀ .667฀ Oklahoma฀City฀ 3฀ 3฀ .500฀ Denver฀ 2฀ 4฀ .333฀ Utah฀ 1฀ 6฀ .143฀ Pacific Division W L Pct L.A.฀Clippers฀ 5฀ 2฀ .714฀ Sacramento฀ 4฀ 2฀ .667฀ Phoenix฀ 4฀ 2฀ .667฀ Golden฀State฀ 3฀ 3฀ .500฀ L.A.฀Lakers฀ 3฀ 4฀ .429฀


Thursday’s box score World Series, Game 2

Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto฀ 6฀ 1฀ .857฀ Brooklyn฀ 4฀ 2฀ .667฀ New฀York฀ 2฀ 4฀ .333฀ Boston฀ 2฀ 6฀ .250฀ Philadelphia฀ 1฀ 5฀ .167฀ Southeast Division W L Pct Miami฀ 5฀ 2฀ .714฀ Charlotte฀ 4฀ 3฀ .571฀ Washington฀ 2฀ 5฀ .286฀ Orlando฀ 2฀ 5฀ .286฀ Atlanta฀ 1฀ 6฀ .143฀ Central Division W L Pct Chicago฀ 7฀ 0฀ 1.000฀ Cleveland฀ 4฀ 4฀ .500฀ Detroit฀ 3฀ 4฀ .429฀ Indiana฀ 2฀ 5฀ .286฀ Milwaukee฀ 1฀ 5฀ .167฀

Thursday’s results Charlotte฀105,฀Cleveland฀92 Detroit฀99,฀Minnesota฀98 Houston฀109,฀San฀Antonio฀92 Portland฀at฀Golden฀State,฀late Today’s games New฀Orleans฀at฀Orlando,฀6฀p.m. Charlotte฀at฀New฀York,฀6:30฀p.m. Brooklyn฀at฀Miami,฀6:30฀p.m. Denver฀at฀Chicago,฀7฀p.m. Houston฀at฀Memphis,฀7฀p.m. Toronto฀at฀Milwaukee,฀7:30฀p.m. Indiana฀at฀Dallas,฀7:30฀p.m. Utah฀ vs.฀ L.A.฀ Lakers฀ at฀ Anaheim,฀ Calif.,฀ 9฀p.m. Sacramento฀at฀L.A.฀Clippers,฀9:30฀p.m.


GB — ½ 2 2½ 3½ GB — — 1 2 3½ GB — ½ ½ 1½ 2

Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Legends Division Michigan฀St.฀ 3-0฀ 1.000฀ 6-1฀ .857 Nebraska฀ 2-0฀ 1.000฀ 5-1฀ .833 Michigan฀ 2-1฀ .667฀ 6-1฀ .887 Minnesota฀ 1-2฀ .333฀ 5-2฀ .714 Iowa฀ 1-2฀ .333฀ 4-3฀ .571 Northwestern฀ 0-3฀ .000฀ 4-3฀ .571 Leaders Division Ohio฀St.฀ 3-0฀ 1.000฀ 7-0฀ 1.000 Wisconsin฀ 3-1฀ .750฀ 5-2฀ .714 Penn฀St.฀ 1-1฀ .500฀ 4-2฀ .667 Indiana฀ 1-2฀ .333฀ 3-4฀ .429 Illinois฀ 0-2฀ .000฀ 3-3฀ .500 Purdue฀ 0-3฀ .000฀ 1-6฀ .143 Saturday’s games Nebraska฀at฀Minnesota,฀11฀a.m.฀(ESPN) Northwestern฀at฀Iowa,฀11฀a.m.฀(BTN) Michigan฀St.฀at฀Illinois,฀2:30฀p.m.฀(ABC) Penn฀St.฀at฀Ohio฀St.,฀7฀p.m.฀(ABC)

BCS Standings Week 8 Ranks Harris USA Comp. 1.฀Alabama฀ 1฀ 1฀ 2฀ 2.฀Florida฀St.฀฀ 3฀ 3฀ 1฀ 3.฀Oregon฀ 2฀ 2฀ 4฀ 4.฀Ohio฀St.฀ 4฀ 4฀ 5฀ 5.฀Missouri฀ 6฀ 7฀ 3฀ 6.฀Stanford฀ 8฀ 8฀ 6฀ 7.฀Miami฀ 7฀ 6฀ 10฀ 8.฀Baylor฀ 5฀ 5฀ 12฀ 9.฀Clemson฀฀ 10฀ 10฀ 9฀ 10.฀Texas฀Tech฀ 9฀ 9฀ 11฀ 11.฀Auburn฀฀ 15฀ 17฀ 7฀ 12.฀UCLA฀ 11฀ 11฀ 14฀ 13.฀LSU฀ 12฀ 13฀ 15฀ 14.฀Virginia฀Tech฀ 19฀ 19฀ 8฀ 15.฀Oklahoma฀ 14฀ 12฀ 16฀ 16.฀Texas฀A&M฀ 13฀ 15฀ 18฀ 17.฀Fresno฀St.฀ 18฀ 18฀ 17฀ 18.฀N.฀Illinois฀ 21฀ 22฀ 13฀ 19.฀Oklahoma฀St.฀ 17฀ 13฀ 28฀ 20.฀Louisville฀ 16฀ 16฀ 28฀ 21.฀S.฀Carolina฀ 20฀ 20฀ 26฀ 22.฀Michigan฀ 22฀ 23฀ 21฀ 23.฀UCF฀ 25฀ 25฀ 19฀ 24.฀Nebraska฀ 23฀ 21฀ 28฀ 25.฀Oregon฀St.฀ 27฀ 27฀ 20฀

BCS Avg. .9841 .9348 .9320 .8553 .8219 .7414 .7200 .7120 .6249 .6220 .5058 .4807 .4552 .4408 .4204 .3666 .3379 .3032 .2687 .2556 .2161 .1637 .1394 .1354 .1042

AP Top 25 Record Pts Pv 1.฀Alabama฀(55)฀ 7-0฀ 1,495฀ 1 2.฀Oregon฀(3)฀ 7-0฀ 1,427฀ 2 3.฀Florida฀St.฀(2)฀ 6-0฀ 1,395฀ 5 4.฀Ohio฀St.฀ 7-0฀ 1,309฀ 4 5.฀Missouri฀ 7-0฀ 1,197฀ 14 6.฀Baylor฀ 6-0฀ 1,189฀ 12 7.฀Miami฀ 6-0฀ 1,130฀ 10 8.฀Stanford฀ 6-1฀ 1,118฀ 13 9.฀Clemson฀ 6-1฀ 927฀ 3 10.฀Texas฀Tech฀ 7-0฀ 904฀ 16 11.฀Auburn฀ 6-1฀ 867฀ 24 12.฀UCLA฀ 5-1฀ 832฀ 9 13.฀LSU฀ 6-2฀ 739฀ 6 14.฀Texas฀A&M฀ 5-2฀ 683฀ 7 15.฀Fresno฀St.฀ 6-0฀ 550฀ 17 16.฀Virginia฀Tech฀ 6-1฀ 509฀ 19 17.฀Oklahoma฀ 6-1฀ 501฀ 18 18.฀Louisville฀ 6-1฀ 428฀ 8 19.฀Oklahoma฀St.฀ 5-1฀ 382฀ 21 20.฀South฀Carolina฀ 5-2฀ 381฀ 11 21.฀UCF฀ 5-1฀ 345฀ NR 22.฀Wisconsin฀ 5-2฀ 258฀ 25 23.฀N.฀Illinois฀ 7-0฀ 220฀ 23 24.฀Michigan฀ 6-1฀ 169฀ NR 25.฀Nebraska฀ 5-1฀ 117฀ NR Others receiving votes:฀ Arizona฀ St.฀ 108,฀Notre฀Dame฀82,฀Oregon฀St.฀79,฀Michigan฀ St.฀ 73,฀ Georgia฀ 30,฀ Mississippi฀ 27,฀ Florida฀17,฀Utah฀4,฀Washington฀4,฀Texas฀2,฀ BYU฀1,฀Ball฀St.฀1.

Transactions FOOTBALL National Football League NEW฀ YORK฀ GIANTS–Signed฀ OL฀ Dallas฀ Reynolds. TAMPA฀ BAY฀ BUCCANEERS–Signed฀ WR฀ Skye฀ Dawson฀ from฀ the฀ practice฀ squad.฀ Released฀DE฀Trevor฀Scott.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS IOWA BANKERS MORTGAGE CORPORATION PLAINTIFF VS LANE CARLSON A/K/A LANE A. CARLSON; BETH CARLSON A/K/A BETH A. CARLSON A/K/A BETH ANN CARLSON; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00129 8985 MEREDOSIA ROAD ALBANY, IL 61230 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on March 6, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 12-24-100-001 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 8985 MEREDOSIA ROAD ALBANY, IL 61230 Description of Improvements: WHITE WITH ALUMINUM SIDING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $68,380.32. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1206554 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. October 25, November 1, 8, 2013

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.



Hiring FT Toddler Teacher Must have 60 college credit hours with 12 in ECE. FT Benefits available. Send resume to ; rcccdirector or apply in person at 1010 N. 15th St. Rochelle, IL.

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Caregiver position available with Frontier Hollow Homemaker Services. Part-time 1st & 2nd shift, weekends and PRN to provide services to physically disabled adults. On the job training provided. Must possess a GED/High School diploma to apply. Apply in person @ the STRIVE front office, 415 A Street, Prophetstown, IL.



Class A CDL Driver Hauling Grain & Fertilizer $20.00 per Hour plus overtime. Hauling NH3 with a Hazmat endorsement $25.00 per Hour plus overtime. Must have 5 rience. Please mail resume to:

Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING , LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP PLAINTIFF VS WAYNE A. LARSON; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; DEBRA K. LARSON; FORRESTON STATE BANK; DEFENDANTS 10CH 00188 1406 3RD AVENUE STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 29, 2012, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 11-21-228-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1406 3RD AVENUE STERLING, IL 61081 Description of Improvements: LOT 4 BLOCK 8 SUMMIT PLACE***THE HOUSE STYLE IS A ALUMINUM SIDING ONE STORY WITH A ONE CAR DETACHED GARAGE. THE COLOR OF OF THE HOUSE IS WHITE. The Judgment amount was $53,952.20. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1023803 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. October 25, November 1, 8, 2013

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Accountant or CPA with a 4 year degree. Pay Commensurate with experience.

Please No phone calls or walk-ins.

Please mail resume to: Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021

Welder Fabricator

Full time. $30/hr. Must have 15 yrs experience.Please No phone calls or walk ins. Mail resume to:

Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021

Diesel Mechanic

Full time. $30/hr. Must have 15 yrs experience. Please No phone calls or walk ins. Mail resume to:

Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021



Body shop seeking person w/5 yrs. exp. Must have own tools. Please send replies to Box #1189, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081. Certified Welder Dixon manufacturer has a full-time, 1st shift position, with benefits, for an experienced pressure welder. Qualifications: TIG, MIG, and brazing. Materials: Carbon Steel, Stainless, Aluminum, and Copper. Certified applicants only at: scott.rozanas@ sgsrefrigeration. com Dietary Cook,with sanitation certificate needed part time. Apply in person at: Liberty Court 124 Liberty Court Dixon Experienced Full Time Ag Technician Competitive pay, holidays, benefits & retirement. Send resume to Birkey's, at PO Box 128, Polo, IL 61064.




CHILDREN'S SERVICES COORDINATOR Manages children's services in the YWCA domestic violence program, supervising four staff. Duties include individual and group counseling, advocacy, and crisis intervention with children and their parents. Plans and participates in violence prevention programs in the community and documents all services. Position includes on-call responsibilities. Requirements: Bachelor's in human service field and social service background required. Supervisory experience preferred. Full-time position offers paid leave, retirement plan, and health insurance. The YWCA welcomes diverse applicants. Apply to YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Avenue, Sterling. Looking to hire a full-time plumber send resume to P.O. Box 221 Dixon, IL 61021


Corporate Resource Services is taking applications at 229 1st Avenue, Suite #2, Rock Falls, IL., phone 815-5640794 for Rock Falls/Sterling: 7ig Welders 7uality Control 7!-)3orial 7echanic .rrison: 7%avy Equipment Operators 7orklift Drivers 7L Shuttle Driver 7eneral Labor Oregon: 7ig Welders EEO

Gordon Trucking CDL-A Drivers Needed A better Carrier. A better Career. Up to $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Earn Up to .46 cpm. Excellent Hometime No East Coast. EOE Call 7 days/wk!



Gordon Trucking CDL-A Drivers Needed A better Carrier. A better Career. Up to $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Earn Up to .46 cpm. Excellent Hometime No East Coast. EOE Call 7 days/wk!

Local Contractor taking resumes for the following positions: 3 2-  teel  tud/ Drywal&  Carpenters  us-  be  &ead le/!&,%$&&,!t 32$($,#rpenters  us-  be  &ead le/!&,%$&&,!ts. 3 2  $nters/wall pape+#ngers. 3 2  loo+$("  nstallers. bl!to o LVT  carpet  nd ce+'$ !0$&&$("-o travel  $(  -#!  $dwest.1pense,re pa$   Woul  con,$ er  (  !1$,-$(" compan2 as  sub contractor  !nd resume,  -o:  O Bo1 363, $1on L

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Northern Grain Marketing is seeking Experienced CDL drivers. Immediate openings for temporary local grain hauling. Hours may vary. To inquire call Tom Wilson @ 815-973-3016. OTR Drivers needed: Peterbilt equipment, 2 yr. exp. required, tanker exp. preferred but will train. No HazMat. Competitive pay & benefits. Call 815376-2792. Seeking patient, caring impersonable individual to assist elderly couple with shopping, errands, light cooking & daily routines. In Sterling. Contact 858-2121952. TO OUR


Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not knowingly accept advertising which is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with companies with which you are not familiar.



NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))



Sat. & Sun. 12-4 433 Woodside Pl. Curtains, bedding, dishes, lamps, Christmas stuff, Betty Boop jacket, baby walker, toddler bed, winter coats, lots of misc.! Don't miss it!!

SALE Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 10:30-6, Sat. 9-4 (Early Sales Welcome Tuesday Bizarre Americana 609 W. Third St. By Steel Worker's Credit Union bottom Ave. G Bridge Clean twin, full, queen, king beds $90. Double reclining sofa $100, Futon bunk beds $150, computer desk, washer & elec. dryer, end tables, Lazy Boy recliner $60, glass hutch, dressers, full & queen headboards, gun rack, kerosene heater. 815-718-4385.

Saturday 8-1 331 Lincolnway lots of boy's winter clothes, 3-12, women's L-2X, men's L-2XL, Halloween costumes, lots of misc, new items added. Saturday 8-12 318 W. Graham Christmas dĂŠcor and dishes, linens, games, large dog cage, clothing, baby changing table and A LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS!!!

MILLEDGEVILLE GARAGE SALES 624 Fri. 8-4 & Sat., 8-2 501 Meyers Ave. Garage Sale. Iron glass top table w/4 chairspowder coated. Oak end tables, Craftman lawn sprayer, levels, barn pullies, iron splitting wedges, wooden planes, flower pots, old mop handles, yard tools, fish mail box, lunch pail, oil cans, electrical misc. parts, antique scale, bird feeders, bird houses, 5gal. Pails, hand saws, step ladders. Many more items of interest.




Assumed Name Publication Notice Public Notice is hereby given that on October 3, A.D. 2013, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Sauk Valley Martial Arts Academy located at 609 W. 3rd St., Suite 207 & 209, Sterling, IL 61081. Dated this 3rd day of October, A.D. 2013. Dana Nelson County Clerk October 11, 18, 25, 2013

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on October 8 A.D. 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Straight Line Carpentry located at 704 Palmyra St., Dixon, IL 61021. Dated this 8th day of October A.D. 2013. Cathy Myers County Clerk by Gerianne Knack Deputy

Oct. 11, 18, 25, 2013

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LEGAL NOTICE WHITESIDE COUNTY 2013 FARM RENT Sealed proposals for rental of Whiteside County farmland shall be received at the Whiteside County Highway Department, 18819 Lincoln Road, Morrison, IL 61270, 815-772-7651, until 10:00 a.m., October 31, 2013 and at that time publicly opened and read. Proposal forms are available at the above address and may also be obtained at The proposal form needs to be submitted in its entirety and in a sealed envelope. The awarding authority reserves the right to waive technicalities, reject any or all proposals, and to accept the bid which is most advantageous to Whiteside County. By Order Of The Whiteside County Board (awarding authority) by Russell L. Renner, P.E. S.E. County Engineer October 18, 25, 2013

saukvalley Call Classified .com To sell those extra items!


Wanted: EXPERIENCED superstar legal secretary who cares about quality work and our clients as much as we do. Applicants should be proficient with computers, legal pleadings, calendaring, and balancing multiple projects. Send your resume and cover letter to help.wanted.rf@ or send replies to Box #1188, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081. WANTED: SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS Oregon Community Unit School District is currently looking for substitute bus drivers for the district. Starting hourly rate is $12.30. Oregon CUSD will train for the position. Please mail a resume to Vern Welp, Transportation Director, 206 S. Tenth Street, Oregon, IL 61061 or you may stop at Central Office to complete application. Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Office is located at the address listed above.


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on March 6, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PARCEL ONE: A PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE 4TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, SITUATED IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A STEEL ROD ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.A.R. NO. 26, WHICH IS SOUTH 66 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 230.76 FEET FROM A STEEL ROD AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 24, AND THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID S.A.R. NO. 26; THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 150.23 FEET TO A STEEL ROD; THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 97.99 FEET TO A STEEL ROD; THENCE NORTH 5 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 107.21 FEET TO A STEEL ROD; THENCE NORTH 58 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 47.23 FEET TO A STEEL ROD; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 26 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 111.22 FEET TO A STEEL ROD, ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID S.A.R. NO. 26; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID S.A.R. NO. 26, A DISTANCE OF 200.82 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. PARCEL TWO: A PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 24 AND THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE AID ROUTE NO. 26, SAID POINT BEING NORTH 89 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST (ASSUMED BEARINGS), 667.04 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 29.94 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST, 111.22 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 58 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, 47.23 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 107.21 FEET; THENCE NORTH 86 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST, 69.87 FEET; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST, 251.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TAX NO. 12-24-100-001 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 8985 MEREDOSIA ROAD ALBANY, IL 61230 Description of Improvements: WHITE WITH ALUMINUM SIDING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $68,380.32. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1206554 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. October 25, November 1, 8, 2013







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING , LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP PLAINTIFF VS WAYNE A. LARSON; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; DEBRA K. LARSON; FORRESTON STATE BANK; DEFENDANTS 10CH 00188 1406 3RD AVENUE STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 29, 2012, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 8 IN SUMMIT PLACE BEING A SUBDIVISION OF LOT 2 IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 11-21-228-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1406 3RD AVENUE STERLING, IL 61081 Description of Improvements: LOT 4 BLOCK 8 SUMMIT PLACE***THE HOUSE STYLE IS A ALUMINUM SIDING ONE STORY WITH A ONE CAR DETACHED GARAGE. THE COLOR OF OF THE HOUSE IS WHITE. The Judgment amount was $53,952.20. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1023803 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. October 25, November 1, 8, 2013



LICENSED DAY CARE has openings before & after school. 4C's accepted. (815)2840461, Lic. #00062-03.



I will take you to your appointments, cook and sit with you. Call R.F. 779-348-1693.



COMMERCIAL INCOME PRODUCING REAL ESTATE AUCTION November 9th 10am Building Location: 211 W. High St., Orangeville, IL. Building includes 4 residential apartments and 2 commercial tenants! Details: 815-218-0705



Sterling Towers Bazaar 2403 E. 19th St. Community Room November 9th 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch available 11-12:30 Crafts, Bakesale, Lunch, Raffle, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction *Park on E. 19th *

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 Fri. 8-4 Sat. 10-4 1112 S. Galena SALE SALE SALE! Large HEATED building. Tons of old and not so old. Barn boards & doors for fall decorating. Windows too! Primatives, antiques, china hutch Hoosier, harvest table, vanity, cabinets, tables, lots of misc. Come shop in our cozy atmosphere!


Fri. 10-2, Sat. 8-2 207 Pine Street Boys clothes 4, 5 & 6, girls 7-10, womens & mens medium, lots of toys, misc. items. Halloween & Christmas.


STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 Fri. & Sat., 8-4 2204 14th Ave. Group Garage Sale. Family clothes sizes thru 3X, Sketchers shoes 5-7.5, Christmas dĂŠcor, Isabelle Bloom pcs., purses and lots of misc. Fri. Oct. 25 & Sat. Oct. 26, 9-3 2101 Genesee St. “Emersonâ€? Desk & chair, bookcase, set of china, lamps, womens & mens clothes and misc. Friday 12-6 & Saturday 8-12 1208 4th Ave (in alley) girl's 6 mo.-6 yr., women's sz. 8 & larger, lots of holiday & home dĂŠcor, girl's toys, vintage fans & phones, hand & power tools, new weed trimmer, various car parts, lots of misc. Sat. 9-4 1514 McCue Rd Furniture, household items, purses, pots, pans, dishes, misc.

THE EMPORIUM THRIFT STORE 115 W. 3rd St. Sterling BIG SALE 50% OFF STORE-WIDE Thurs. Fri. Sat. Hrs. 9am-4pm

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151 Rent a table for Dixon Coin Show at Dixon VFW Nov. 10 $45/1st table, $25 ea. addtl. table. Call Jack @ 815-284-9157



Baretta model 686 Silver Pigeon 12ga. O/U. Never used, in case. $2,000/ obo. 815-213-2221 Must have FOID



Haier portable washer, w/connector, adapter, hose. Like new. $100. 815-622-9818.


815.625.8529 Magic Chef Dryer Call after 5pm or leave message. 815-499-6259. Refrigerator, Amana black French door, $950 obo 815-626-6082.



D-face Tongue & groove pine siding from True North log homes, 116 boards most 16' by 11Ÿ� wide by 2� thick. Worth $20,000. Selling for $10,000 815-652-6803



Mac Pro Quad Core/2.66 Ghz, equipped for the graphic designer or photographer, 13 GB RAM, 3 hard drives, 2 DVD burners, options available. $725. 815-626-7125.



Antique refinished claw foot drop leaf table $50 815-6311743 Burgundy couch w/dual massage recliners. Fold down middle table. Good cond. $200. 815-499-8450.

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Motor Route Drivers

Motor Routes Available Inquire in person at:

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Air Cond./Heating

Brick & Masonry

Cleaning Service



Lawn Care

Eikenberry Sheet Metal 412 E. 3rd, Sterling Service work heating & cooling; gas, electric. Free estimates Accept Visa & MC on all new installations.

LAUTS MASONRY & GENERAL CONTRACTING   Stone &ed Wo   Po     Over 35 Years Experience Quality work for a reasonable price. ndedd 815-718-4885

M&M Cleaning Service (Matt & Mandy) No job too small Home or Office Bonded & Insured Serving Lee & Ogle, Whiteside & LaSalle Counties 815-440-9121 or 815-677-6266

DIEHL'S DRYWALL, INC. Also wallboard hanging & Interior Painting Over 20 yrs experience. Call Jamie at 815-499-3047 or 815-225-9927

B&S HANDYMAN SERVICE $Maintenance $ #"! ! $#ling Reasonable Rates 815-501-6994

ALL - AROUND LAWN CARE Bush trimming Fall leaf clean-up Mowing Gutter cleaning Snow plowing 25 yrs. exp. Free estimates Fully insured 815-456-3335

Clock/Watch Repair

Dumpster Rental

CALL 815-625-0955

FARLEY'S APPLIANCE Heating & Cooling Sale & Service Free Estimates New & Replacement Units We service all brands! Call Today (815)284-2052 GATOR HEATING & COOLING Taking a Bite Out of High Prices!

Call Kelly @ 815-631-6232 24 hr Emergency Service Licensed, Bonded Insurance


TELEVISION IN HOME REPAIR All Types Brands & Models Over 25 yrs. Exp. Call Ron for a free quote at 815-561-0011


MASONRY PRO'S %Stone %$ d !t % w $    !  Get $     one  "  Fe   te $ e# I!d nded 815-564-8754 Simon Masonry New Work, and repair work, brick, block stone, patios, chimneys, basements, tuck point. Free estimates Call Cris Sosa 312-771-1310 (Sterling, IL)

Cabinets Anselmo's Inc. Beautiful Kitchens Great Prices! Visit Our Showrooms! Cabinets, Countertops, Sinks, Faucets & More. We install. Estimates by appointment. 1235 W. LeFevre Sterling 815-625-3519

Carpentry Car Audio/Video/Starters LOW PRICE GUARANTEE Complete Automotive Detailing & Accessories

Window Tinting *LIW &HUWLĂ€FDWHV Hot Rods & Choppers Consignment / Sales 1807 Locust St. Sterling IL

(815) 625-2500


Basement Waterproofing Prater Paint & Waterproofing We Dry Up Basements & Crawl Spaces, Remediate Mold & Install E-Z Breathe™ Ventilation Systems 815-626-5165



KRIS’ KARPENTRY (815)564-9576 For all your building needs incl. kitchens, baths, basements, siding, replacement windows, additions & trim carpentry. It's time to replace those old windows to save money on heating. Call for a free estimate. No job too large or too small. Kris is a craftsman with 30 yrs. exp. Licensed, Bonded, Insured.

Cleaning Service

CLOCK, WATCH & JEWELRY REPAIR .(pair and (storall brands and *-'s of clocks and watcs .ma"&+) calls on Grandfatr clocks .(pair all *-'s of !,lry, and all work is do% on p($ )) Professional Jeweler for over 25 years. KRIEGER TIME AND ELRY CO. 618 S. Main St. Princ*on, IL 815-872-8321

Computer Repair G & H PC REPAIR Virus Removal & Data Recovery$50. We also do: ( grades (#Reto$ (# Restoratio ( !  Desig Hardware/Software Certified. 815-499-4871

Concrete Contractors AAA Concrete All types of concrete work & tear outs ecorative concrete rea's premiere concrete contractor

uality work, accept no imitations!

Licensed, bonded & insured. 815-626-1156

CONCRETE  ways  walks ats CONSTRUCTION  ag   ns    

ks   36 yrs. Experience. 815-626-9026


âœąCarpet/ Upholstery âœąMaid/Janitorial Residential & Commercial Available Now 815-632-3822 www.advanced

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OSMER WOODWORKING For all your home repair and remodeling needs. Additions, Decks Drywall, Siding and More! Licensed, insured & bonded. *Free Estimates *Satisfaction Guaranteed Now accepting credit cards. 815-973-5809 RAM CONSTRUCTION eny  te  extu ng 

Licensed, Insured & Bonded 815-285-8148

HANDYMAN/ GENERAL Contracting, siding, drywall, concrete work, decks, flooring (tile, linoleum, carpet, wood), bathroom and kitchen, complete remodels, additions all types of home repairs. Free Estimates and Insured-Bonded 815-564-7428

Dumpster Rental for Clean-ups & Construction Small & Large containers avail. Tidy Bug Inc. Dixon, IL 815-456-3001

LawnCare Service    val     up &  val        . Fr Esta  815-590-6336



Fireplace Safety Inspections Liners, damper replacement, screens, glass doors, chimney caps, log sets, inserts, wood, gas, electric, mantles, grates & more. Anselmo's, Inc. 1235 W. LeFevre Sterling 815-625-3519

A-1 HAULING Small or Large Truck Rentals Estate Clean-ups Garage & Building Demolition Construction Complete Septic Skid Loader & Back Hoe Work Materials Hauled Firewood 815-626-1956

Furniture Repair

Haul/Clean Service

Days Furniture Repair Expert repairs on recliners, sofas, chairs, tables, beds, regluing. 815-626-5136

JOHN'S CLEANUP & REMOVAL Anything goes!! Estate Cleanups PHONE 815-622-0240

Genl. Contracting

Home Improvement

COOK'S QUALITY CONSTRUCTION Your Area Leader in Home Repair, Remodeling, Siding, Decks, Drywall, Elect., Plumbing and much more. Int./ext. painting, power washing, houses, decks, RV's, etc. 10% Summer Disc., additional 5% for Seniors. Affordable, reliable, professional. Free All estimates. calls returned. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 815-535-0248 Gilbertson Construction Residential & Commercial. Remodeling, house additions, windows, siding & doors. Also mobile home repairs. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. No Job Too Small. 30 yrs exp. (815)6220087.

Handyman A Families Handyman Huge Winter Discounts for all your home improvement needs. Make us your Families Handyman. 815-994-0075

LONG CONSTRUCTION General Contractor

Blosser's Lawn Service Mowing & Trimming spring & fall Cleanup and More Call now for a FREE estimate! Brenton Blosser 815-716-3428


Interior & Exterior Light Carpentry Pressure Washing 35 Years Experience Insured - References Cell #815-440-2202

SPECIALIZING IN erior Pa od r Cle   sured d Boed, S k Falls area. Now Accepting Credit & Debit Card Payments Free Estimates

(815) 857-3281

Lawn & Landscape Service Backhoe, Skid Loader, Excavator, Dump Trucks, Deep Trenching, 4' Depth, Tree Scrub Trimming or Removal, Disposal of all foliage, Weed Spraying, Fertilizing, Edging (Seed Drill), Mulching, Tractor Rototilling, Mowing and Trimming, Pressure washing. Free Estimates! References moderate Rates. Call 815-626-0967 or 815-631-5262 or email kcinsemreh@

Illinois License #104.016127 Bonded/Insured &oofing&Siding &indo$!& oors & tion!& Garages& %$& cks and more Free Estimates 815-213-0556

Plumbing ALWAYS PLUMBING Commercial & Residential For all of your plumbing, mechanical and septic needs. 815-973-5298 lic.#058-183732


24 HOUR SERVICE Now Offering Sewer Camera Service Visa, MC, Discover 815-285-7999 Lic# 058-172719


Mobil Pressure Wash Service Commercial, esidential emis Yo me we  ant! Call Ben 815-590-2694


âœśSince 1981âœś â—†Home Improvement â—†New Construction Fall is time to


re-roof, re-side, or build your garage or addition!

Randy L. Moore


IL State Roofing Licensed 104-002247(1986) Bonded-Insured

Specializing in:

ss Gutters

ing Roofing s/Winws General Contracting & Construction 815-625-6142 Free Estimates


Snowplowing MIKE'S SNOW PLOWING ommercial   ways  xon Sterling R.F. Starting at $15 Free Estimates 815-590-6570


Dixon near Walmart Sterling near Menards Various Sizes

GREAT RATES 815-973-3613

“Area's #1 Roofing Contractor IL Lic# 104-015191 Licensed, Bonded & Insured CALL NOW FOR End of Summer Specials on Steel Roofing, Windows & Siding $oofing$Siding $# $ ecks $ tions $es & More Residential & Commercial Call now to schedule your FREE Estimate! Will beat any leading competitor price 815-590-2677

Lewis Plumbing 815-288-0028 Serving All of the Sauk Valley Area Lic.#058-173956

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“Area's #1 Roofing Contractor IL Lic# 104-015191 Licensed, Bonded & Insured CALL NOW FOR End of Summer Specials on Steel Roofing, Windows & Siding $oofing$Siding $# $ ecks $ tions $es & More Residential & Commercial Call now to schedule your FREE Estimate! Will beat any leading competitor price 815-590-2677


815-973-3023 815-732-4408

DREAMSCAPES BY DENNIS, INC Complete Landscape Services & Designs


Franklin Storage Sizes 10x10 thru 10x40 2011 N. Brinton Ave. Dixon (815)285-0201 or (815)440-9563 STERLING CENTERS, INC. 301 W. Third St. Sterling Warehousing & Storage Solutions 490,000 sq.ft. Avail Dedicated areas for Vehicles, Boats Rvs, Trailers & Motorcycles 1.815.441.3916 Email: info@ sterling-centers .com Sterling Logistix is offering indoor or outdoor Boat & Camper storage. For info. Call Scott 815626-0217 or s.bailey@sterling


Area's Fastest Growing Roofing Company Tri-City Licensed & Bonded There's still time to replace that old roof! Call for Free Estimate  oof ing ters Your Home is Your Castle, We Treat It Like One 1-815-529-1743 Lic.# 104-013582

those unwanted items with the help of a Sauk Valley Classified Ad 625-3600 284-2222

High-Security Storage Solutions and Much More! Climate Controlled Storage Low-Cost Moving Truck Rental Confidential Document Shredding We Ship FedEx & UPS! Expert Packaging Services Value Boxes & Packaging Supplies EBAY and EMOTORS Internet Auction Sales Over 15,000 Sales Office Hours: Mon-Fri. ☛ 8:306, Sat. ☛ 8:30noon 690 Timber Creek Rd. Dixon, (815)285-2212

Tree Service

A&M TREE SERVICE WE'LL BEAT ALL WRITTEN BIDS! Free estimates 25 yrs Experience Fully Licensed/ Insured Serving Sterling / Rock Falls/ Whiteside County Area 815-590-1677 ✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤

BRAD'S TREE SERVICE Tree & Limb Removal Stump Removal Storm Clean-up Mulch & Firewood       Ins d 815-857-3674 Amboy, IL

TIMBER TREE SERVICE Tree & Limb Removal Stump Removal Storm Clean-up Free Estimates Fully Insured Tom May 815-238-7277 Dixon, Illinois

Water Softeners The Softener Man Repair on all makes & models Service Call Special $19.95 Over 30 years experience 815-323-1622


It’s easy to find what you want...

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Bed/ Mattress Sets New in plastic. Twin $99, Full $129, qu. $159, King $259. W/ Warr. Can deliver. 815-703-3688 Couch & loveseat, good cond, $175 815-441-6040. Full sz. matching bedroom set: bed w/headboard, 9 drawer dresser w. mirror, armoire, night stand. $400/ obo. 815-626-6976 King bed set $100, queen bed set $75, twin beds $50/ea. Blk. kitchen table set 3 chairs & bench $100. Rock Falls 815-499-4656 La-Z-Boy sofa, solid green, recliners at each end, 7 ft., VG cond., 815441-2472 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477.

Looking for the perfect home? Read Sauk Valley estate section and Real Estate Weekly on Thursdays.


WELLNESS COUNSELING Reopens Nov. 4th *certified *massage *counseling *hypnosis for smoking/weightloss, etc. Call Ms. Monte, B.S.N. Franklin Grove 815-703-4120




Free to good home 7 yr. old female Silky Terrier, 815-535-0761.

Shiba-Inu 1 male puppy, 8 wks., 815-625-4351 or 815-499-9636.

Free to good homes, need love. 4 small, clean, trained, friendly kittens. 815-4419064.

Wanted: Collie or mix to a good home, 815-7034120.


Electric Lift Chair. Pick up in Prophetstown. Call for details. 815-537-2165

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 FREE Betsy Ross spinet piano. Call 815-631-7391 Olds Trombone, w/ hard case, very good cond., $350, 815-625-0691.

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 Boxer puppies, parents on site. $300. 815-5902229 after 4pm. Free female Siamese cat, litter trained. 815-7722957. Free to a good home, 7mo. old kittens, sweet, litter trained, call 779500-4225.

Jack Russell/Fox Terrier mix puppies. $50/each ginnies, 1 yr. old 815345-1415. Looking for male German Shepherd for stud service. Call 815-438-3704 or 815-590-2408. Loveable, beautiful 2 yr. old spayed cat. Mostly indoor. 815-499-3131. Male & female cats, fixed, young. Free to good INDOOR homes only. 815-499-9923. Nice Adult Cats need a good home, declawed, fixed, and litter trained. Call 815-626-1534. Parakeets for sale, all colors, Buy one get one FREE! Also peach face lovebirds. 815-718-0042.

Wanted: small adult chihuahua, female, spayed, housebroken, reasonably priced or free. 815-564-9022 after 1 pm. WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!



1971 110 JD lawn tractor w/mower deck & extras. Exc. cond. $1500 firm 815-857-4282


Mow & Vac w/cart & galvanized hopper, 5hp Briggs & Stratton. $400 815751-4673 Simplicity Riding mower w/42� deck. 18hp, 317 hrs. Like new $1750 obo 815-440-1790



Sidewalk / Driveway edger, 3½ hp motor. $70 obo 815-284-2374

SNOWBLOWERS 782 Craftsman 5hp, elec. start. $50. Call 815-535-6733.

★ NEW TODAY ★ MTD snowblower, 8hp, electric start, $250/obo. 815535-6733.






No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

Mobility Scooter, 4 wheel, smallmed., capacity to haul up to 300lbs., must break down to haul, exc. cond., 815-622-4051.

2 sewing machines, good working order, w/ accessories, threads, etc. 815626-1534.

Pool Table/Ping Pong Table w/ accessories (you move!) $250/obo 815-548-9500.

3 Wood bookcases 7'x3' $25 ea. 815-857-2622

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Hitachi & Toshiba 55� flat screen TV's, very good cond., your choice, $350/obo 815-5907537.



20' Round Dough Boy Pool w/ lots of extras $500. 815-284-3579



Nordic Track treadmill w/ universal dock for ipod, built in exercise programs, incline, folds, pd. $1700, will sell for $500. 815-656-4917.



Crystal Lake O.D. Precision Grinder, bench top model, approx. 5� center, 2 1/2� swing, will grind to tenths, tenths indicator incl., $450 815-9733223.

Wanted: Ginseng roots. Turley Ginseng Co., Greenville. 618-664-2871 cell: 618-604-2855

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE (100) concrete blocks, 8�x8�, 2 hole. $50. 815225-7824. (2) 50� projection TV's, both work fine. Free for the hauling. Call 815973-0421 lv. msg. (2) milk cans, old, w/flat tops. $40. Call 815-225-7824 (2) steel wheels, 36� diameter. $40. 815-225-7824. 1 bag, winter fertilizer, 1 scarecrow, $6/ea. Builder Discount 626-4561.


10ct. Diamond ring, $100. Call for additional details 815-441-2526.

40lb. John Deere Suitcase weights. 815-973-4477 or 815-284-6792

16'x7' Filuma overhead Garage Door w/ opener, exc. cond. $150 815-622-4051.

40 Gal. Richmond Gas Water Htr. New cond. $75 815-456-7033 7' Pool Table w/accessories good cond., $700/obo 815-9946398. Annual Dixon Coin Club Show. Sunday Nov. 10 at VFW Dixon 9-4. Free admission. Concrete & stone for sale. 815-4408500. Concrete chimney cap for concrete block chimney. $5. 815-625-8424. Corduroy Coat, full length, navy w/tan collar, med., ladies $15 815-973-0113 Free treadmill. Call 815-772-2274 G.E. 18 qt. electric roaster, very good cond. $40 815718-3637 Kerosene heater. Exc condition. $25. 815-499-8424.


SATURDAY 11:30-1


Reduced to $99,900! 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautiful woodwork, Hosted by Kathy Yount, CRS, GRI. Call Kathy 973-1770

Lee County & Surrounding Areas SATURDAY 12-1

304 PROSPECT STREET, DIXON 6SDFLRXV  EHGURRP VSOLWOHYHO ZLWK ÀUHplace, updated bath, 2 car attached garage $124,900 Hosted by Diane Schnake

815-288-4648 SATURDAY 2-3


Work’s done! 2-3 bedroom ranch on quiet corner lot, perfect starter home! $67,500 Hosted by Diane Schnake




3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car attached garage, privacy fence, large corner lot, $119,900 #122003 Hosted by Jo Bryson

(815) 946-3999

Affordable starter home with nice eat-in kitchen & enclosed front porch, $82,400 Hosted by Diane Schnake

Shower chair, standard sz., good condition $25 815-857-2622 Trek Bicycle, like new, break away wheels, $100 815973-1069 Twin, full, queen, king beds $90. Recliner, washer, dryer, reclining sofa, dresser, bunk beds 815-718-4385. White Aluminum storm door 36x80� Hardware good. $45 815-284-1094

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Fabulous Double Wide, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Home Warranty, $49,900 #121266 Hosted by Debbie Flannery




Must See! Charming 3 bedroom, updated kitchen, sunroom, large fenced back yard, $97,900 #201304365 Hosted by Carla Benesh




Whiteside County & Surrounding Areas SATURDAY 10-12


Many updates, additional family room in walkout lower level with wet bar & workshop, $189,900 #121659 Hosted by Barb Kophamer



2-3 bedrooms, arched front doorway, crown PROGLQJ IXOO\ ÀQLVKHG EDVHPHQW  #121454 Hosted by Patti Sword


1212 SWALLOW COURT, ROCK FALLS 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, $131,500 #121777 Hosted by Jim Cesarek



Restore the beauty of this 1915 bungalow, ÀUHSODFH OHDGHG ZLQGRZV QHZHU PHFKDQLFDOV $52,900 #121228 Hosted by Deb Proctor



Very nice 4 bedroom ranch, many updates, fenced yard, 40x40 heated shop, $154,900 #121915 Hosted by Keith Zoeller

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2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1.5 story home, $56,900 #121934 Hosted by Jim Cesarek



Indian Ridge Sub., loads of updates, 3 bedURRPV IXOO ÀQLVKHG EDVHPHQW  ÀUHSODFHV $168,000 #121738 Hosted by Merdita Heald



Quality home, bath on each level, large fenced yard, great neighborhood, $79,900 #120450 Hosted by Eric Bird

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Move-in ready, 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, ÀQLVKHG EDVHPHQW IHQFHG \DUG  #121921 Hosted by Eric Bird

1102 5TH AVENUE, STERLING $JHOHVV %HDXW\ %ULFN UDQFK RSHQ Ă RRU SODQ  large bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, full deep basement, new furnace, $84,900 #120474

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Exceptionally maintained! Sunroom with YDXOWHG ZRRG FHLOLQJ IXOO ÀQLVKHG EDVHPHQW $195,500 #121767 Hosted by Barb Davis



NE Sterling, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, moveLQ UHDG\ ÀQLVKHG ORZHU OHYHO ZLWK IDPLO\ room, fenced back yard, $81,900 #121610



3 bedrooms, built-in hutch, original oak woodwork, open stairway, newer roof & furnace, $68,500 #121090 Hosted by Jerry Ratajczak


815-626-7450 SUNDAY 1-3

1107 2ND AVENUE, STERLING /RWV RI URRP ÀUHSODFH GHFN SDWLR  bedrooms, loads of storage, fenced yard, $95,000 #121402 Hosted by Louise Gibbons

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Brand New Construction. Over 1,500 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, master suite, no association fees, $156,900 #121189 Hosted by John Dorenbos

(815) 718-0956



Move-in condition 2-story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath in great location, 4 car garage, $174,500 #121295 Hosted by Jerry Lancaster

SUNDAY 1-2:30


Move-in ready 3 bedroom ranch, 1 3/4 baths, newer roof & boiler, extra lot, $88,900 #121093 Hosted by Pat Leonard


815-625-7183 SUNDAY 1-3


2.55 Acres, edge of town, fantastic home with income producing storage units, $370,000 #121890 Hosted by Merdita Heald

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Call for Availability 815-625-3600 ext. 301 Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081


Family Farm operation looking to expand acres. Cash rent, 50/50 or custom farming.Please send replies to Box #:1180, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Farmland wanted to rent or custom farm in 2014 & beyond. 815-9702695





N. Base, N. Geneseo, E. Knox, N. Madison N. Orange, Towne 326 W. 10th-W. 14th, 5th Ave. 208 E. 5th-E. 9th, Ave. A, Dixon Ave. 201 Call For Open Routes in Milledgeville & Tampico Area! N. Franklin, N. Green, N. Union, E. Mason, E. King & E. Dixon 3227 S. Division, S. Congress, S. Maple W. Oregon, & W. Colden 3233 Galena, Peoria, Madison, W. 7th-W. 11th 3008

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Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081


2003 Bee Stinger 3 horse bumper slant load trailer with dressing room & extras. $6800 815-288-7669.

Telegraph 113 S. Peoria Dixon, IL 61021



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2 Ford 3.2 bottom plows, $350 choice, 815-3792541. 8N Ford, 4 speed, 3 pt., 12v, grill guard, exc. cond., $2250 w/ 2 bottom plow, $2350 w/ new 6 ft. blade, obo 815-379-2541.



Telegraph 113 S. Peoria Dixon, IL 61021

815-625-3600 ext. 301 1950 Chevy, 4dr. Numbers match Fleetwood fast back. Many extra parts. $12,500/obo 815-625-4364


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN Rochelle Foods, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation, has an immediate opening for a 3rd shift Industrial Electrical Technician in the Rochelle, IL plant. A successful candidate will possess: s!TWO YEARDEGREEIN!UTOMATED%NGINEERING4ECHNOLOGY OR equivalent degree or experience s!STRONGUNDERSTANDINGOF BOTHALTERNATINGCURRENTANDDIRECTCURRENT control circuitry including wiring, troubleshooting and design s!STRONG0,#BACKGROUNDINCLUDING BUTNOTLIMITEDTOPROGRAMMING troubleshooting and program modifications s!NUNDERSTANDINGOF COMPUTERSANDOF HOWELECTRONICSFUNCTION s3TRONGLEADERSHIPSKILLSANDABILITYTOTAKEAPROJECTFROMTHE drawing board to completion What are the advantages of working for Rochelle Foods? s(EALTHCAREBENElTSINCLUDINGMEDICAL DENTAL VISIONCARE and prescription drug plan s%XCELLENTBENElTSPACKAGEINCLUDINGEDUCATIONALASSISTANCE VACATION ANDHOLIDAYPAY PROlTSHARING K ANDPENSION s#OMPETITIVESTARTINGSALARYBASEDONEXPERIENCEQUALIlCATIONS Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume’ to Human Resources Manager, Rochelle Foods, LLC, 1001 S. Main St. Rochelle, IL 61068 or fax to (815)562-7136 or E-mail !PPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE  HOURS A DAY ATTHE SECURITY OFlCE ATTHE ABOVE ADDRESSORYOUMAYAPPLYAT*OB3ERVICEIN2OCKFORDOR3TERLING Equal Opportunity Employer

1974 MGB Roadster, 95% done. $8000. Last yr. of chrome bumpers. 815-716-3101.



1985 Buick Regal 2 dr. 1977 Chevy Nova 4 dr. $650 ea. or $1200 for both. 815-6312133 anytime.




ad runs for 30 days in Sauk Valley Classifieds, 4 Ogle County Papers, The Review and all for only $38! Special must be mentioned at time of ad placement. Offer expires 12/31/13 No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Garage Sales, Wood/ Fuel, Tickets/ Travel or Real Estate

1992 Buick LeSabre 77,283 mi. $1000 815-857-2622 1995 Plymouth Neon, 161k, 4 cyl., auto, 35 mpg., w/many new parts, $1995 obo 815-973-1207 1996 Buick Road Master station wagon. Heated leather seats, moon roof. 73K mi. Exc. cond. $5,000/ obo. 815-625-2615 1999 Toyota Avalon, over 300k mi. Runs. $800 obo 815-440-1779 2001 Chevy Cavalier, 126K, newer tires & brakes. $1895. 414 E. 3rd St., Sterling, 815499-0199. 2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS, loaded, blue, 5spd. 117K mi. $5,000 obo 815-857-3739 2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring Conv., exc. cond., 86.5K mi., $7,500 815-440-2145.

Is it time for change in your career? If so, then come fall in love with our team and our residents! the following following positions: ~ Full Time experienced cook Must have Current Sanitation License 0XVW EH DEOH WR ZRUN Ă H[LEOH KRXUV ~ Part Time transportation coordinator with current CDL-C license


2007 Suzuki Firenza, 75K mi. New tires. Exc. cond. $5995. Call 815590-6418. 2008 Nissan Rogue, AWD, 105K mi., well maintained, $8,800 obo 608-515-6330.

Full Time Position Weekdays, 8:30 to 4:30

Includes medical records, HR duties, along with other clerical duties. Must have bookkeeping experience, good organizational skills & computer skills.

Apply At: Franklin Grove Living & Rehab. 502 N. State St. Franklin Grove, IL 61031 815-456-2374 Fax 815-456-2250 EOE

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Cleveland Engine, 2 barrel complete w/ trans. $800/obo 815-994-6398. Engine Overhaul stand $25 815284-2374



2009 Pontiac Vibe, good tires, new brakes. Cherry red. 4dr. Interior great cond. $10,000/obo 815-994-0977.

1981 Hondamatic CM400. 1,110 mi., Vetter farring, saddel bags. $2500 815-946-2823

creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

2001 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. Great condition. $8000 OBO. 815-441-5825.

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