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Armand Young of Charles Town, W.Va., stopped Thursday at the Dixon City and Dixon Rural fire departments. He was in town as part of his Human Kindness Walk, a cross-country trek in recognition of fallen soldiers and 9/11 victims. He collects signatures – he has about 560,000 so far – from people who promise to “commit an act of kindness in the next 24
W.Va. man takes his trek of kindness through Sauk Valley BY MATT MENCARINI email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529
DIXON – Soon, Armand Young will get back to his life in Charles Town, W.Va., but first he has about 1,600 miles to walk. It will take Young, an ambassador for a church in his hometown, about 11 months to walk those miles, he said. They’ll be the final miles of what will be a nearly 7-year mission – about 9,000 miles – to make a difference and accept signatures as promises. He calls that mission the Human Kindness Walk, and it earned him a nomination
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MILLEDGEVILLE – The Milledgeville Veterans Memorial will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Saturday, on state Route 40 west of Milledgville High School. The public is invited to attend. In case of rain, the ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information about Veterans Day events planned in the Sauk Valley, look in Saturday’s edition of SV Weekend for the “Salute to Veterans” section.
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The 49-pound bamboo pole Armand Young carries is laden with flags and signatures and insignias from the fire departments where he stops along his tour. He’s walked about 7,400 miles, he said, with about 1,600 yet to go.
for the Rare Life Honor, an award given by Eagle Rare Bourbon. If he wins, he said, he’ll donate the $40,000 to Jefferson County Community Ministries, where he works. During the now 6 years he’s been walking, Young has been on the road for 23 months, he said, taking a few breaks to return home to West Virginia. “I got the idea to change the world,” Young said, standing among the fire trucks at the Dixon City Fire Department on Thursday. “And God put it in my heart one day to try and make a change in our world. WALK CONTINUED ON A2
A former Lanark resident who escaped the Cambodian Killing Fields and went on to become a respected U.S. Navy officer has been charged in a high-profile bribery scheme that involved a l l e g a t i o n s o f U.S. Navy k i c k b a c k s t h a t Commander included prostiMichael tutes and luxury Vannak Khem Misiewicz travel. U.S. Navy Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, 46, was arrested in Colorado Sept. 16, along with John Bertrand Beliveau II, 44, a special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The men were charged in separate incidents with taking bribes from Leonard Glenn Francis, CEO of Singaporebased Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a multinational defense contractor, according to a news release from the U.S. Justice Department. Francis also was arrested Sept. 16. The criminal complaints say that Francis gave Misiewicz expensive trips, prostitute services, and even Lady Gaga concert tickets in exchange for confidential information and assistance in helping him procure hundreds of millions of dollars in Navy contracts. Beliveau is charged in a separate bribery case involving Francis in which he received similar perks for giving the Glenn Defense CEO information about an NCIS fraud investigation into his business with the Navy. TURN CONTINUED ON A4
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DIXON – St. Patrick Catholic Women’s Club’s annual holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holloway Center, 612 Highland Ave. Crafts, new and gently used items, homemade candy, and holiday decorations will be sold, as will $1 cinnamon rolls and a lunch of vegetable beef soup, ham or turkey sandwiches, and dessert, $6 for adults and $3 for children. A handmade Bears blanket and a St. Patrick rosary bracelet will be raffled. Proceeds will support the parish, Meals On Wheels, Dixon Community Food Pantry, Gianna’s House, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Newman Center.
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DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Go to www.Second-Saturdays.com or find the event on Facebook for a complete schedule and more details.
STERLING – Woodlawn Arts Academy is set to present its fall theater production, Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Kids.” The show runs at 7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road. Tickets are $5 each. The show features local students in the second through fifth grades.
MOUNT MORRIS – Tickets are on sale now for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” being performed Friday through Sunday and Nov. 15 to 17 at Pinecrest Grove Theatre, at Evergreen Lane and South McKendrie Avenue. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $12 for reserved seating and $10 for general admission. To order tickets, visit performingartsguild.com and click on tickets, or call 815-734-2103 for more information.
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â€œI had a $1 million job and a life and got rid of everything and decided one day I was going to walk across America to change the world. And itâ€™s been an awesome walk.â€? On Thursday, Youngâ€™s milage was about 7,400, he said, and for each of those miles heâ€™s carried a staff, which is adorned with American flags, fire department shields and about 560,000 signatures. The signatures he collects are promises from people to â€œcommit an act of kindness in the next 24 hours in the name of a fallen soldier or honor that somebody died on 9/11,â€? he said.
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along his walk, and sometimes even stays the night at a fire house because he doesnâ€™t have enough money to pay for a hotel room. He spent Wednesday night in a hotel in Amboy, and was driven into Dixon to get warm clothes and to see the fire departments by Bickie Dickson, whoâ€™s also at the hotel. â€œI think itâ€™s awesome what heâ€™s doing,â€? she said. â€œYou donâ€™t see that too much anymore. ...
You see like the Boston Marathons and stuff like that, but you donâ€™t see people walking like this much anymore. So thatâ€™s why I thought Iâ€™d help him out.â€? In the next few days Young will make his way west, walking along the Lincoln Highway, carrying the staff with the signatures and flags and promises. â€œThe best part of my walk is, one child, 10 years down the road, simply because theyâ€™re in a home, wonâ€™t end up with a needle in his arm,â€? Young said. â€œAnd maybe that same kid, because he has a home, 10 years down the road, because somebody cared about him with an act of kindness and kept him in a home, will be a firefighter and pull a needle out of a kidâ€™s arm.â€?
Senate OKs gay rights bill, discrimination ban WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ Reflecting Americansâ€™ increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived. A foe of the bill, Speaker
John Boehner, R-Ohio, has signaled that the Republican-led House is unlikely to even vote. Senate proponents were looking for a way around that obstacle. Seventeen years after a similar anti-discrimination measure failed by one vote, 54 members of the Senate Democratic majority and 10 Republicans voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
It is the first major gay rights bill since Congress repealed the ban on gays serving openly in the military three years ago. â€œAll Americans deserve a fair opportunity to pursue the American dream,â€? said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a chief sponsor of the bill. Proponents cast the effort as Congress following the lead of business and localities as some 90
percent of Fortune 500 companies and 22 states have outlawed employment discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Supporters described it as the final step in a long congressional fight against discrimination, coming nearly 50 years after enactment of the Civil Rights Act and 23 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Little said about financial problems Board meets day after official takes blame, adds trustee BY DAVID GIULIANI email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525
ROCK FALLS â€“ Coloma Townshipâ€™s board of trustees met Thursday, a day after its supervisor took blame for the townshipâ€™s financial problems and admitted sheâ€™s not good with math. The board held a scheduled meeting to fill a
vacancy on the board, but nothing was said during the session about Supervisor Debra Burkeâ€™s statements. She presided over the meeting. Afterward, Gene Jacoby, a township trustee for more than 35 years, declined to speak about the issues, saying repeatedly â€œno commentâ€? to a reporter. Another trustee, Mary Richardson, said Colomaâ€™s finances were a â€œwork in progress.â€? The township, she said, would have answers once the audit is done.
T r u s t ee Peggy McFadden said a day earlier that Colomaâ€™s books were Walter a mess. Neal At the meeting, the trustees considered three candidates â€“ Pam Henderson, Don Koehler and Walter Neal â€“ for the position left vacant by longtime Trustee Bob Sondgeroth, who resigned in September. Jacoby asked Neal, who was at the meeting,
whether he planned to run for the office in the next township election, set for April 2017. â€œThat needs to be asked,â€? Jacoby said. Neal said he would. Jacoby backed Koehlerâ€™s candidacy. â€œHe has a real fine idea about what needs to be done,â€? Jacoby said. â€œHeâ€™s a really steady person.â€? The vote was a tie between Neal and Koehler. Jacoby and Richardson voted for Koehler, while McFadden and Burke backed Neal, a
former Riverdale school board member. Township Clerk Pamela Erby broke the tie in favor of Neal. In a later interview, Neal said he would study the issues. â€œIâ€™m on the outside. Itâ€™s hard to make a comment right off the bat,â€? he said. Coloma Township hasnâ€™t submitted a financial report to the state comptrollerâ€™s office â€“ something every government entity is required to do annually â€“ since 2009. Every other
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taxing body in Whiteside County has done so, including the other 21 townships, all but one of which are smaller than Coloma. The township also has been late â€“ sometimes by years â€“ publishing required financial reports in the newspaper. When Coloma finally has published reports, they have been riddled with errors. In the Wednesday interview about the problems, Burke said, â€œItâ€™s all on me.â€?
Meeting sparks look into cityâ€™s future Arrest Group needed to address cityâ€™s â€˜wantsâ€™ BY MATT MENCARINI firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 529
DIXON â€“ Dixonâ€™s future was the topic of discussion Thursday afternoon in the lower level of Loveland Community Building. The Lee County Industrial Development Association held an economic development strategic planning symposium, which was led by businessman and author Jack Schultz, in an effort to revitalize the organization and form an image of Dixonâ€™s future. Schultz, who is the author of â€œBoomtown USA: The 7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns,â€? started the symposium with the business and city government leaders listing Dixonâ€™s strengths and then listing what they wish the city had. Among the more than two dozen strengths was a highly rated hospital, the riverfront, the boyhood home of Ronald
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Jack Schultz, author of â€œBoomtown USA: The 7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns,â€? speaks to a large group of community members Oct. 3, 2012, about helping small towns succeed by following the steps in his book. Schultz started a symposium Thursday by having business and city government leaders list Dixonâ€™s strengths and then what they wish the city had. Reagan, Interstates 88 B r i d g i n g t h e g a p people committed to and 39, the Petunia Fes- between the strengths â€œdoing what it takesâ€? tival and historic down- and the wants, Schultz is needed. The group town. said, starts with, â€œset- doesnâ€™t need to be large, The wants, or â€œwish ting out some goals like he said. list,â€? included increased this and identifying the Schultz was clear about internship opportunities issues that you want to his role as a facilitato keep young residents work on. And developing tor, and wouldnâ€™t speak in Dixon, more higher- a plan of attack, of how to what direction he paying jobs, mass tran- youâ€™re going to accom- thought Dixon should be sit to Chicago and an plish that.â€? taken. entertainment or sports To get the city to the â€œI donâ€™t think I should venue to increase the wants listed Thursday, come in from the outside tourist draw. Schultz said, a group of and recommend what
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the community should do,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s a thing that should grow from within the community. ... And thatâ€™s why weâ€™re doing this [symposium], for the community to identify it. All Iâ€™m doing is acting as the facilitator to try and get some ideas on the floor.â€? Among the nearly 75 attendees was David Nord, the finalist for the city administrator position. Nordâ€™s hire is expected to be approved by the City Council during a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The symposium and the discussion of Dixonâ€™s future were part of an effort by the development associationâ€™s board to re-energize itself and the Dixon economy, said president and CEO John Thompson. â€œThe board is an older board. Itâ€™s been around a long time,â€? he said. â€œEven though weâ€™ve accomplished a lot, weâ€™re kind of at an opportune time, we feel, where itâ€™s a good idea to re-energize what the groupâ€™s doing, maybe refocus, getting some more new folks involved to freshen up our pool of ideas.â€?
Woman demanded money, threatened violence, police say BY CHRISTI WARREN email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521
STERLING â€“ A Rock Falls woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery that occurred last month at Don Pedroâ€™s restaurant, 2401 East Lincolnway. Kelly L. About 3 p.m. Mewhirter Oct. 26, Kelly L. Mewhirter, 36, entered the business and, implying she had a weapon, demanded money, police said. She got an undisclosed amount of cash after threatening violence, police said. Sterling Police Lt. Doug Fargher attributed her arrest to â€œgood old-fashioned police work.â€? Mewhirter has been convicted of four previous felonies in Whiteside County: aggravated battery, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, aggravated DUI, and driving with a revoked license. She is in Whiteside County Jail on $200,000 bond and will appear in Whiteside County Court today.
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