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Texts barred at trial Admission depends on whether Sigler knew of alleged infidelity – saying that the couple’s January 2013 confrontation that led to her death was sparked by the messages Sigler, 35, found on his wife’s phone. Sigler’s wife, Yolanda, was 35 at the time of her death. Judge Ron Jacobson said that although the text messages’ effect on the defendant’s state of mind could matter eventually, he would for now deny the defense’s motion to admit them. The denial, Jacobson said, could be changed if the text

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Brian Sigler Charged with seconddegree in the Jan. 13, 2013, death of his wife, Yolanda, in their Dixon home

DIXON – A Lee County judge on Tuesday barred certain text messages from being presented during the murder trial of a Dixon man. Brian Sigler’s defense attorneys, James Mertes and James Fagerman, had previously submitted the text messages – sexual conversations that, the defense says, occurred between Sigler’s wife and another man

messages ended up being pertinent to trial proceedings, but that would depend on whether, for example, the state was able to produce evidence that Sigler had extended prior knowledge of infidelity. If the state couldn’t provide such evidence, the text messages then might be admitted, and their alleged discovery could then show a greater effect on Sigler’s state of mind. TEXTS CONTINUED ON A11

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Union set to expand strike zone Plans to involve other Bay Valley Foods sites

Judge Ron Jacobson Said texts could be admitted if state can’t show Sigler had extended knowledge of infidelity

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BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – The strike at Dixon’s Bay Valley Foods plant could extend to other company sites throughout the country, a union leader says. Steve Mongan, president of Teamsters Local 722, which represents more than 100 employees at the Dixon location, said he contacted the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and is extending the picket lines and strike benefits to workers at other plants. Bay Valley Foods, a Green Bay, Wis.-based company, has factories in Wisconsin, Michigan, California, Illinois and Pennsylvania, among others, according to the company’s website. Unionized plants in Michigan and Pennsylvania could be among those with workers going on strike once union members from the Dixon plant arrived in those cities and started picket lines, Mongan said. STRIKE CONTINUED ON A2

Strike update The employees at Bay Valley Foods in Dixon went on strike at 11 p.m. Feb. 6 after they had worked without a contract since Dec. 28. No talks are planned for this week.

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Piles of snow make driving on Fourth Avenue in Sterling difficult Tuesday. To clear the snow, the city of Sterling moves large piles of the white stuff from the streets and city lots to old industrial sites.

Cities run low on road salt, could see increase in potholes BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

With the first official day of spring still a month away, cities are running low on road salt. Dixon started to cut its salt use by adding stone chips in an effort to make what it has last, while Sterling and Rock Falls haven’t had to do that yet and are hoping they won’t have to. With the heavy snowfall for the area this winter, cities have also had to deal with finding places for snow removed from streets and parking lots. Sterling has moved some snow to its riverfront area, near the former factories, Mayor Skip Lee said. Some snow piles in parking lots have made turning or exiting difficult, he said, by blocking the view of oncoming traffic. Dixon City Commissioner Jeff Kuhn said that adding stone chips – similar to

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The forecast Today: Sunny and calm. High 38. Low 31. Thursday: Warm and rainy early, with a high of 46. Colder and snowy later, with a low of 16. Friday: High of 37. Low of 16. Saturday: High of 24. Low of, sigh, 10. pebbles – doesn’t help to melt the snow, but does help with traction. “We’re just about out [of salt] now,” Kuhn said. With cities running low on salt, demand for additional salt is high. Dixon gets its road salt near Ottawa, and Kuhn said he heard there was salt available there, but what it has is on a barge, and there’s an issue with the Illinois River freezing.

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Read “The List” Have you gone to saukvalley.com to check out our new blog, “The List,” yet? You should! Today, see where shoveling snow rates on the list of chores SVM News Editor David Giuliani has to do. Share your thoughts on chores.

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Bi-County looking for fat to trim BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535

STERLING – How to cut up to $300,000 from its $2.5 million budget without negatively impacting its special ed students: That’s the challenge facing the Bi-County Special Education Cooperative. Its board held a special meeting Tuesday to begin discussing where such trims can be made. The overwhelming theme, as Morrison School District Superintendent Suellen Girard put it: “Let’s look at what we can do that doesn’t hurt the kids, to start with.” Among the measures being considered: s2EPLACEEIGHTRETIRINGTEACH ers with less-experienced, and therefore lower-paid, teachers. BI-COUNTY CONTINUED ON A3

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Trial set for older boy accused in downtown fire counts of criminal damage to property, one count of residential arson, and one county of arson – all felonies. The 12-year-old half-brother pleaded guilty to one count of arson on Jan. 21 as part of a plea agreement. The rest of his charges were dropped. The trial of the older boy is set to begin April 8 in Sterling. The 12-year-old was sentenced to 5 years of probation, the maximum probation sen-

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STERLING – An April trial date has been set for the 16-yearold boy accused, along with his half-brother, of setting a fire that burned down much of downtown Prophetstown in July. For now, though, both sides are reportedly working on negotiating a plea deal. The 16-year-old faces 17

tence allowed. Assistant State’s Attorney Carol Linkowski has said that both boys were interviewed after the fire by state police and an arson investigator, and that the boys indicated they had sneaked out of their father’s house – with a cigarette lighter. She said they first set a fire in a recycling bin by the library, which they watched burn out, before starting the fire behind Cindy Jean’s Restaurant. The

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Council could meet an hour earlier DIXON – Before the City Council changes its calendar, it wants some input from residents. The City Council voted unanimously during its regular meeting Tuesday night to place an ordinance on file to change its meeting time from 6:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. The council met Tuesday because Monday was Presidents Day. City Council members want to hear from residents if 5:30 p.m. would be too early to make it from work to City Hall. There also was concern that the earlier time might prevent some residents from running for one of the elected positions. The change was proposed to make the meetings more convenient to attend, Mayor Jim Burke said. Commissioner Dave

Blackburn said that when he was first elected, he was working in Janesville, Wis., and wouldn’t have been able to attend a meeting at 5:30 p.m. “I know the [Lee] County Board has had this back and forth for a number of years, as to whether they restrict the people that can actually serve,� he said. “Just keep that in mind. It will be interesting to see whether we get comments from any of the general public.� In November, the Lee County Board discussed moving its meeting time from 9 a.m. to later in the day to allow more people the opportunity to run for office. The board voted 12-10 to keep the meetings in the morning. Commissioner Colleen Brechon said she would be more inclined to move the meeting time to 6 p.m., so people have time to get something to eat, and commissioners can “rehash� agenda items before the meeting.

If the City Council votes to make the change during its next meeting March 3, it will take effect on May 5, in the new fiscal year.

Dixon man charged with sex abuse BY CHRISTI WARREN CWARREN SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

OREGON – A Dixon man has been charged in Ogle County with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Peter J. Breckenfelder, 45, was arrested Feb. 13 after an investigation conducted by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department and Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center led investigators to him,

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The two sides met to negotiate Saturday and Sunday. Bay Valley Foods submitted a “last, best and final offer� on Sunday, Mongan said, but it wasn’t taken to the union membership for a vote. Workers previously gave their negotiating team parameters for a contract, he said, and the offer didn’t meet them. Bay Valley Foods declined to comment on negotiations. No talks are planned for this week, Mongan said, adding that a union meeting at 1 p.m. today will cover negotiations and work-

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Additionally, Bay Valley Foods wants a 2-year contract, but the union wants a 3-year deal, Mongan said.

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heart of its historic downtown business district. The buildings were about 150 years old and housed business such as D’s Variety Store, Twisted Scissors salon, Kim’s Monograms, and the town’s historical society. The 16-year-old, who lives in Oshkosh, Wis., will next appear in court on March 4. Sauk Valley Media is not identifying the boys because they are charged as juveniles.

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Breaking tradition? Chairman might end some mid-meeting breaks BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

DIXON – Old traditions die hard, but they can be revised. At Tuesday’s Lee County Board meeting, the biggest debate was over when members should have 15-minute doughnut breaks. For years, the board has taken coffee-anddoughnut breaks at some point during their meetings, rare for a local public body. Sometimes they hold breaks 45 minutes into their meetings. A few months ago, the county added apples and bananas to the break

menu after a member said he wanted healthful selections. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board had a 15-minute break, even though the entire meeting lasted a little more than an hour. When members returned from their break, Wes Morrissey, D-Amboy, one of board’s younger members, suggested holding the break an hour and a half after a meeting begins. And if it ends sooner than that, he said, members can have coffee afterward. “If people want to sit around and have coffee, they can,� he said. “Those who want to leave, can.�

Others said the board should give the chairman the authority to set break times. After some bickering, member Greg Witzleb, R-Dixon, chided his colleagues: “We’re acting like Congress now.� Members decided against voting on Morrissey’s proposal. Afterward, Chairman Rick Ketchum, D-Amboy, said he would no longer hold breaks during shorter meetings such as Tuesday’s. “Every meeting, I hear a lot about this [issue],� he said. “So I said, ‘Put it up for a vote.’ Then they withdrew it.�

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s #ONSOLIDATE "I #OUNty’s staff in either Thome School in Rock Falls, or Wallace School in Sterling, space in both of which it now leases. s $ONT REPLACE THE principal at Thome, and instead split those duties among three other principals. s !ND OF COURSE CUT staff. Regarding the latter, BiCounty Director Drew Hoffman noted that the co-op already has reduced certified staff members from 243 positions 3 years ago to 203 today. And cutting staff in the co-op isn’t like cutting staff in a regular school district: Because special ed students have unique needs, they often have individualized education plans that might require a child to have his or her own aide. Their special challenges mean typical student-teacher ratios don’t apply. Also, speech pathologists, psychologists, audiologists and social workers are needed on staff. At Tuesday’s preliminary meeting, board members gave Hoffman the task of gathering and

About Bi-County Bi-County Special Education Cooperative is made up of 11 school districts: Sterling, Prophetstown-LyndonTampico, Morrison, East Coloma-Nelson (in Rock Falls and Nelson), Rock Falls High School, Rock Falls Elementary, Eastland (in Lanark), Erie, River Bend (in Fulton), Montmorency (in Rock Falls) and ChadwickMilledgeville. Go to www.bi-county. org to learn more. analyzing reams of information that they can use to make help their decisions. How much money will be saved if one or the other facility’s lease is dropped? How much money does Bi-County spend per student compared to other special ed co-ops? Exactly which staff members might be expendable (a question that requires Hoffman to consider the IEPs of all students in all 11 districts served by the co-op)? “If we’re going to do this right, we need to look at the classrooms: Are we putting the right number of students, the right number of teachers, the right number of aides in the classrooms? If we are, then we look somewhere

else,� Rock Falls Elementary Superintendent Dan Arickx said. The cuts are coming in the wake of the Sterling school district’s attempt to withdraw from the co-op and provide special ed services on its own, which, had it been successful, would have saved the district about $190,000 a year, Superintendent Tad Everett estimated. In the end, Sterling failed to garner enough votes from the other member districts. Opponents said Sterling’s withdrawal would result in a financial hardship for the co-op that would adversely affect services provided to its students. As the biggest district, Sterling pays the biggest assessment to the co-op, money that pays for salaries, benefits, supplies, facilities leases and the like. It is looking to cut its share by $100,000, which means the other districts would cut theirs by $200,000 total. All board members acknowledge, though, that that figure might not be possible, and are looking to Hoffman’s research to determine how much can be cut. Hoffman estimates the process will take about 6 weeks.

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Nancy Semmerling told Shaw Media that she and her husband, Frank, became the owners of Maxson’s Riverside Restaurant, a fixture in Oregon, earlier this month. The couple bought the restaurant from Rich Wiesner, 66, who retired and closed the business Oct. 31 after operating it since 1992. The restaurant was opened in 1952 by John Maxson and his family.

DIXON | DESPA CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Contract to be finalized? Tentative deal reached Jan. 28 BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – The Dixon Educational Support Personnel Association has been without a contract for nearly 20 months, but that could change tonight. DESPA, the union that represents teacher’s aides, and the Dixon

School District came to a tentative contract agreement Jan. 28. For the contract to take effect, it needs to be ratified by union members and then approved by the school board. It was the second tentative agreement the two sides have reached since the previous contract expired in June 2012. On Feb. 11, DESPA President Mindy Donoho said she was hopeful her members could

meet and vote on the contract before today’s school board meeting. An action item for the DESPA contract is listed on the agenda for the school board meeting tonight. Donoho didn’t respond requests for comment on Tuesday. The proposed contract is for 4 years and covers the 2012-13 and the current school years. The contract expires after the 2015-16 school year.

 

        

        

   

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OBITUARIES Donald â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Geneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kelly FULTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donald â&#x20AC;&#x153;Geneâ&#x20AC;? Kelly, 80, of Fulton, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Gene was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Butte, Mont., to William A. and Evelyn G. (Raguet) Kelly. He attended school in several western states until settling in East Peoria in 1945. He was a 1952 graduate of East Peoria High School. He served in the Navy from 1952 to 1954. Gene married Lois Ann Rathburn on June 26, 1959. He was employed at the former Patent Novelty Co. in Fulton, where he learned the tool and die making trade. He then was employed as a tool and die maker and a mold maker at General Electric Co. for 18 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He was a former member of the Savanna Moose Lodge. He was a member of the

Fulton American Legion and Clinton, Iowa, AMVETS Post 28. He bowled a number of years in leagues in Fulton and Morrison. Gene was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and a St. Louis Cardinals fan since 1946. Survivors include his wife, Lois; two daughters, Gina (Louis) Grant and Joni (Tony Davis) Scheper; seven grandsons; three granddaughters; 20 great-grandchildren; one niece; and two great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother in infancy, one nephew, and one great-grandson. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today and the funeral at 2 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. Jim Jensen officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Isaac D. Lair STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Isaac D. Lair, 40, of Sterling, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Isaac was born Sept. 2, 1973, in Sterling, to Douglas and Candice (Lawson) Lair. S u r v i v o r s include his parents; his grandmother, Elaine Sills; one daughter, Jillienne of Dixon; one son, Harrison Lair, Isaacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loving partner, Melissa Kinnaman, two aunts, Sharon Lawson and Denise (John) McFadden, and special friend, Douglas â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scrudâ&#x20AC;? Shwank, all of

Rock Falls; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elijah Lair; his maternal grandparents; and two uncles. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and the funeral at noon Thusday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with Brent Sisson officiating. A memorial has been established. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

George Tyner DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; George Tyner, 56, of Amboy, formerly of Dixon and Rockford, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born Feb. 26, 1957, in Chicago, the son of George and Lula (Waltz) Tyner. Survivors include his many friends at Kreider Services. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Cremation rites will be accorded; burial will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. A memorial has been established to Kreider Services. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

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POLO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michael H. Bonnell, 65, of Polo, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at his home after an extended illness. He owned and operated Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Repair for 20 years, retiring in 1990. Michael was born Feb. 11, 1949, in Dixon, the son of Paul W. and Maria (Gund) Bonnell. He served in the Army. Survivors include his mother, Maria Bonnell of Dixon; one daughter, Amber (Gabriel) Beltran of Polo; two sons, Jason Bonnell of Dixon and Matthew Bonnell of

Mount Morris; two sisters, Christina Bonnell and Sonya (Steve) Lybarger, both of Dixon; two brothers; Paul (Judy) Bonnell of Hot Springs, Ark., and A.J. (Janie) Bonnell of Algoma, Wis.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Jeremiah L. Merriman LIBERTYVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jeremiah L. Merriman 37, of Libertyville, was born April 23, 1976, in Dixon. He passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He is survived by a loving family, his father, Gary Merriman; mother, Elena (Jim Gomora) Merriman; sister, Heather (Jim) Janquart; and brothers, Justin (Megan) Merriman and Kevin (Stacey) Soos. He was a wonderful uncle to Brady Janquart, Abbey Janquart, Brianna Merriman, Elizabeth Merriman, Kassidy Soos, and KJ Soos. He also is survived by his grandmother, Faye

Merriman; and his aunts and uncles, Mike (Jan) Merriman and family, James (Susan) Merriman and family, Joel Merriman, John Merriman, and Vicki (Jeff) Kumpula and family. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Place, Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Visit libertyvillefuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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Officials inquire about restricted funds DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lee County Board members are asking department heads about how they are using their restricted funds. Arlan McClain, the chairman of the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finance committee, said Tuesday that his panelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s members want to know what the protocols are for each fund. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a dissertation,â&#x20AC;? McClain said in an interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just want notes on how we can spend money in restricted funds.â&#x20AC;? The request comes as neighboring Ogle County is dealing with a controversy over the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

off-budget â&#x20AC;&#x153;administrative tow fundâ&#x20AC;? and his use of a county credit card. McClain, R-Dixon, said the Ogle County situation didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t inspire his committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, but he said he asked around after he heard about the issues in the neighboring county. What did he find out? â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the funds go through the treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to my knowledge,â&#x20AC;? McClain said. Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn has wide discretion over use of the offbudget tow fund, which was created a couple of years ago. He has used it for car repairs, a consultant to update the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page,

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Harold Fredrick Scott, 86, of Sterling, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on May 3, 1927, in Rock Falls, the son of Fred William and Helen Etola (Whipple) Scott. He served as a private first class in the Army. He married Marilyn June Albus on March 17, 1951, in Rock Falls. Harold was employed as a roller foreman at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling, retiring in 1979. He was a member of New Bedford Christian Church, a life member of Sterling Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Sterling Family Moose. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Gary Scott of Mount Dora, Fla., Randy (Diana) Scott of Harmon, and Daniel

(Leslie) Scott of Fulton; three daughters, Deborah Scott of Villa Park, Audrey Scott of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Peggy (Dave) Balsley of Dixon; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, LeRoy, Keith, and Elmer; three sisters, Jessie, Mae, and Pauline; and one grandchild. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls, with the Rev. David Beebe officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Memorials may be made to New Bedford Christian Church. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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SAVANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elizabeth Jane â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bettyâ&#x20AC;? Morris, 90, of SAVANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Joseph A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cadillac Joeâ&#x20AC;? Haas, 62, of rural Savanna, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at HCR Manor Savanna, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Care in Davenport, Iowa. Law-Jones Funeral Homes are handling arrangements. Law-Jones Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

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and flowers for employees, among other things. Only recently was it known publicly that other sources of revenue, besides a $350-per-car tow fee, are going into that fund. That was something the county revealed after Sauk Valley Media compared the

fundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total revenue with the number of cars towed. The Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department spent thousands of dollars on its credit card at local restaurants for â&#x20AC;&#x153;training.â&#x20AC;? Harn also used the card for personal purchases, which he later reimbursed.

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Helen L. Flowers FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Helen L. Flowers, 100, of Franklin Grove, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria after a short illness. Helen was born Aug. 22, 1913, on the family farm on Rockyford Road in Lee County, the daughter of William and Louise (Zopf) Schafer. She graduated from Franklin Grove High School in 1931, and received her nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training at Milwaukee Passavant Lutheran Hospital. She worked as a registered nurse in several different hospitals, last working at Franklin Grove Nursing Home for 8 years, retiring in 1977. She married Edward Flowers on Jan. 16, 1943, in Franklin Grove. He preceded her in death March 5, 1966. Helen was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Franklin Grove, Lee County Homemakers, and Franklin Grove Area Historical Society. Survivors include two sons, William (Joan) Flowers of Washington, Ill., and Norman Flowers of Florida; one daughter, Roberta Kellerstrass of Washington, Ill.; one daughter-in-law, Jean (Doug) McCallum; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to recognize these special people who were so helpful to Helen in various ways: Ruth Newcomer, Stan and Casey Corbet, Mary Williams, Shirley Huffman, Teri North, and Mark and Patti Forrester. She also was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Flowers; one sister, Catherine Buckaloo; one brother, Herman Schafer; and one son-in-law, Donald Kellerstrass. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Franklin Grove. Visitation also will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Myron Bartell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Franklin Grove Cemetery. PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements,. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Franklin Grove, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, or to a charity of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

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Duke Energy to sell power plant near Nachusa Officials find out through news release BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com    EXT

NACHUSA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Duke Energy announced plans this week to sell all 13 of the power plants in its Midwest generation business, included the Lee Energy Facility near Nachusa. The announcement

came after a Duke rate hike request was denied in Ohio. Other plants to be sold are in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CEO, in a news release, said Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial power segment has been hurt by price volatility on the wholesale market. Cheap natural gas and lower demand, largely attributed to the recession, have cut wholesale prices nearly by half since 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This earnings profile

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is not a strategic fit for Duke Energy, and we have begun a process to exit the business,â&#x20AC;? Duke CEO and President Lynn Good said in the release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be working closely with employees and community leaders during this transition to ensure a smooth process.â&#x20AC;? John Thompson, president and CEO of the Lee County Industrial Development Association, said he had just found out about Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans Mon-

day through the same news release that was sent to the media. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local officials havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had any conversations with the company yet,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how far down the road they are on it.â&#x20AC;? Duke built the 640watt natural-gas-fired facility and brought it online in June 2001. Power produced at the Duke Midwest plants is sold through the PJM energy market.

The plant is Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest taxpayer, paying about $300,000 a year into the county treasury. Regardless of who the new owner is, no drastic operating changes are expected, Thompson said. The plant employs only four people, he said, but they are goodpaying jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anticipate there being any real concerns,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This plant is a good generating asset, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well maintained.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a matter of having a different name on the property.â&#x20AC;? The time frame given for a transfer to new ownership is 12 to 18 months, but the company said the sale is in its early stages. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just the announcement of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale plans,â&#x20AC;? said Duke spokeswoman Tammie McGee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have no buyers yet, but this is how long we expect the process to take.â&#x20AC;?

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Man gets 3 years in Move made to terminate tourism lease prison for hate crime Five who voted Charges stemmed from involvement in fight in Oregon BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com    EXT

OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Mount Morris man received a 3-year prison term Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in Ogle County Court to committing a hate crime. The charge against Justin Coltrain, 33, stemmed from his involvement in an August fight at an Oregon house party â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Justin same fight Coltrain that resulted in the death of 18-yearold John Williams. No one was ever charged directly in Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; death, but nine people, including Coltrain, were charged with various crimes. Matthew Steder, 22, of Mount Morris, was also charged with three counts of hate crimes, as well as aggravated battery. Prosecutors charged Coltrain and Steder with hate crimes because they made racial slurs during the incident, Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Michael Rock said in a previous interview with Sauk Valley Media. Steder will next appear in court on March 10. During an inquest Nov. 8, Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia ruled Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; death a homicide. Inquests consist of a panel of six jurors who consider five different verdicts: accidental, suicide, homicide, undetermined,

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yes cite need for more cooperation BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com    EXT

ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Bill Wescott to send a notice of termination of an existing hotel tax agreement and lease of office space with the Rock Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau. State statute requires that hotel tax money be used solely for local tourism purposes. Quincy Attorney Chris Scholz addressed the council on behalf of the CVB. Scholz recommended that the city move to postpone its vote or abandon its plans to terminate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I suggest both sides step back and review our options,â&#x20AC;? Scholz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best for both parties to retain the status quo and bar-

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gain in good faith.â&#x20AC;? Aldermen had received a copy of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s termination letter and current lease agreement prior to Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting. The current contract expires March 1, and both sides are required to give 60 days notice of their intent to terminate. The mayor said he was advised by counsel to terminate this agreement before trying to renegotiate. The city receives $1,000 a month

from Tourismâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leasing of its office space. The mayor was given authorization by a 5-3 vote. The aldermen who voted yes cited a perceived need for more cooperation between the city and Tourism. Alderman Brian Hand said he appreciates the promotions work Tourism has done, but thinks a new agreement is needed to outline a better working agreement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tourism has done a great job with marketing us as a destination point,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we want to break that relationship, especially given its importance to riverfront development, but we need a new agreement

for better cooperation.â&#x20AC;? Alderman Jim Schuneman, who also voted to break the agreement, said he took exception to any suggestions that the city wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bargain in good faith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want Tourism to disintegrate,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have every reason to bargain in good faith.â&#x20AC;? Alderman David Hand, who cast one of the dissenting votes, said he thought the action was unfair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what I would call an 11th-hour termination,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should have been talking about his before now.â&#x20AC;? In other action, the council authorized City Administrator Robbin Blackert to begin negotiations with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on the terms of a lease agreement for the Hennepin Canal property the city is considering annexing.

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A mysterious choice to lead Illinois DCFS Ethical concerns cloud nominee; Senate should demand better Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

Dave Granlund, GateHouse News Service

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Poll bad for all but Rauner Front-runnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lead expands to 20 points A poll by the Chicago Tribune released last week pretty much spells bad news for any Republican candidate for governor not named Bruce Rauner. The Tribune/WGN-TV poll had Rauner at 40 percent in the four-way race for the GOP nomination. The next best finish was Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington at 20 percent. In fact, if you combined the support the poll showed for Brady, Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale, they would get just 44 percent, barely enough to beat Rauner even if the law allowed them to combine their votes, which, of course, it does not. The poll showed 15 percent of likely Republican primary voters undecided, but undecided voters never throw all of their support behind one candidate, so the nonRauners wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find hope there. The good news is that there are still 4 weeks left before the March 18 primary election, which means there is still time for some sort of major upheaval that could cut into Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s margin and help propel one of the three others to victory.

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The bad news is there are only 4 weeks left until the primary, which means it will likely take some sort of major upheaval for Rauner to lose the lead. We wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hazard a guess about what that would entail.

Front-runnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cry for helpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; This popped into the old email bag last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pat Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top political allies just launched a TV ad attacking me. They know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re winning and that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the only candidate who will truly shake things up in Springfield as governor. Now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re spending millions trying to hijack the Republican primary and stop us.â&#x20AC;? Yes, it was a cry for help by Rauner in an effort to turn back the tides that are trying to prevent him from winning the GOP primary for governor. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the key line: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please click here right now to send an emergency contribution of $100, $50, $25, $10 or whatever amount you can afford to our campaign.â&#x20AC;?

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates pose for a photo before a debate Feb. 4 in Naperville. They are (from left) state Sen. Kirk Dillard, state Sen. Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and businessman Bruce Rauner. The primary election will be March 18. Sounds dire, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? And only you, the little people, are in a position to help. Interestingly, Rauner received a few contributions that he reported on Feb. 10 to the Board of Elections. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s review. There was one contribution for $25,000, two for $10,000 each, eight for $5,000 each, two for $2,000, four for $1,000 and one each for $3,000, $2,500 and $1,500. Wonder whether those people got the same email asking for an emergency contribution?

Bad governors? Plaque â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em State Rep. Charles Meier, R-Okawville, wants to add a bit to some of the portraits of past governors that hang on the second

floor of the Capitol. Under a bill heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s filed in the General Assembly, plaques would be added to portraits of governors who have gone to prison for committing crimes while in office. That way, people would know that the heroic painting in the Capitol doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily reflect the true character of the guy who served. As of now, Otto Kerner and George Ryan would get plaques, but apparently not Dan Walker, because he committed his sins after leaving office. Rod Blagojevich also wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a plaque, simply because the state hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spent the money to get a portrait of him. Perhaps the feds could lend us one of their pictures.

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Workers keep serving public in cold, snow BILL BURKARDT Polo

This year, the cold snow is tough on a lot of people, not just the road workers. I am very thankful for the snow removal crews, but there are others who get out in the cold and snow. Our loyal employees at

Burkardt LP Gas deliver propane to more than 6,000 homes, pull the hoses to those tanks that are sometimes 100 feet from driveways, through 2 feet of snow, and uncover the lids on the underground tanks to fill them. We have been delivering up to 75,000 gallons a day, not getting a day off from October on. In the fall, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grain-drying season. We also have the mail carriers, the Com-

Ed employees walking through snow and cold to read meters and repair lines in all kinds of weather, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the farmers who still have livestock that have to be cared for every day, 365 days a year. I remember in 1979, Mr. Terveer from Rock Falls. He is 90 years old and cleaning his neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; driveways. What a great person. I know him. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call it work; he loves it.

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You will see that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use â&#x20AC;&#x153;have to work.â&#x20AC;? It is a privilege to be able to have a job that pays well. When I was working for another company, I worked 420 hours in 4 weeks and delivered 430,000 gallons of propane. That was before hours-of-service laws. We would like to thank all those people for their work and dedication. Note to readers: Bill Burkardt and his wife own Burkardt LP Gas.

Arthur Bishop, who is Gov. Pat Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice to lead the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, has been in the job only a few weeks. He runs a far-flung agency whose caseworkers make decisions that affect the lives of thousands of abused and neglected children. An agency that doles out millions of dollars in contracts. An agency that saw its director quit in 2011 under a cloud of suspicion about insider grant-dealing. It is unconscionable to have the appointment of a new DCFS director clouded by ethical concerns related to the major responsibilities he will face. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Quinn has set up with the appointment of Bishop. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that Bishop, 61, pleaded guilty in 1995 to taking more than $9,000 from patients at the Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center and not turning the money over to the center. A former director of the center told the newspaper that Bishop took the money from people who had been convicted of drunken driving and led them to wrongly believe the center had a program to help them get their driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licenses back. A felony theft charge was pending when DCFS hired Bishop in 1995. He fought the case for more than 2 years, then pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge. The Sun-Times also reported that a paternity case was filed against Bishop in 2003, when he was a deputy director at DCFS. THE QUINN administration is standing by Bishop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This happened 21 years ago, and he disputes all of the facts that were represented,â&#x20AC;? DCFS spokeswoman Karen Hawkins told us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For him, it became about sparing his family this lengthy criminal proceeding and going on to have this storied 20-year career in child welfare and services. Does that one disputed act define who he is and his ability to lead the department? We say no, absolutely not.â&#x20AC;? The Illinois Senate might have something else to say. Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment requires Senate confirmation. The senators have a lot of ground to cover here. Now, they have examined Bishop in

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the past. In 2010, when he was nominated to be director of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Bishop provided a written statement to the Senate, claiming he had been falsely accused in the theft case, the Sun-Times said. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lay the DCFS appointment controversy on Bishop. He may have a case to make on what happened many years ago. He may have been nothing but ethical in recent years. BUT WE DO LAY THIS on Quinn. Governor, did you really find the best person for such a highly sensitive job? Someone beyond question? Because DCFS has a vulnerable clientele and a history of political abuse: DCFS Director Erwin McEwen abruptly resigned in 2011. The agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspector general and the state executive inspector general later reported Arthur that a politiBishop cally conGov. Pat Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s n e c t e d nominee to contraclead DCFS tor linked pleaded guilty in 1995 to McEwen to taking had received more than millions of $9,000 from mental health dollars from DCFS and patients. other state agencies for work that couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be substantiated. State ethics inspectors later said the contracting scheme cost taxpayers at least $18 million. McEwen refused to cooperate with inspectors. In 2005, Bamani Obadele resigned as DCFS deputy director after an investigation by the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspector general found he had profited from state contracts. Obadele pleaded guilty in 2010 to a federal fraud charge. He admitted he had prodded DCFS vendors and contractors to purchase products from a company he owned and subcontract work to another company linked to him. In 2011, Quinn made a smart move, tapping the enormously respected child welfare veteran Richard Calica to succeed McEwen. Calica questioned DCFS from top to bottom, with one priority: improving the lives of abused and neglected kids. Calica died last year, and chief of staff Denise Gonzales took over as acting director. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear why Quinn didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make her permanent. What is clear is that Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration made a quick decision on Bishop rather than do what it should have: Conduct a search for the best child welfare expert in the country. Senators, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rubberstamp this nomination. Press the governor to find the best of the best.

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Couple new to Florida unhappy with neighbors Dear Abby: My husband and I relocated to Florida a little more than a year ago and were quickly welcomed into our new neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; social whirl. Two couples in the neighborhood are gay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one male, one female. While they are nice enough, my husband and I did not include them when it was our turn to host, because we do not approve of their lifestyle choices. Since then, we have been excluded from neighborhood gatherings, and someone even suggested

people were â&#x20AC;&#x153;different,â&#x20AC;? they apparently kept it to themselves. While I understand the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;when in Rome,â&#x20AC;? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel we should have to compromise our values just to win the approval of our neighbors. But really, who is the true bigot here? Would you like to weigh in? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Unhappy in Tampa

dearABBY Abigail Van Burenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Jeanne Phillips) column appears during the week through Universal Press Syndicate.

that we are bigots! Abby, we moved here from a conservative community where people were pretty much the same. If

Dear Unhappy: I sure would. The first thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to say is that regardless of what you were told in your previous com-

munity, a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexual orientation isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a â&#x20AC;&#x153;lifestyle choice.â&#x20AC;? Gay people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t choose to be gay; they are born that way. They canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change being gay any more than you can change being heterosexual. I find it interesting that you are unwilling to reciprocate the hospitality of people who welcomed you and opened their homes to you, and yet you complain because you are receiving similar treatment. From where I sit, you might have chosen the wrong place to live,

Dear Sharon: Legally, no. But relationships are not always based on legality. Sometimes divorced couples remain extended family members, particularly if there are children involved. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was Dear Abby: If you are founded by her mother, divorced from your wife, Pauline Phillips. Write do her parents remain Dear Abby at www.Dearyour in-laws? This is to Abby.com or P.O. Box settle a disagreement. 69440, Los Angeles, CA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sharon in Texas 90069. because it appears you would be happier in a less integrated neighborhood surrounded by people who think the way you do. But if you interact only with people like yourselves, you will have missed a chance for growth, which is what you have been offered here. Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blow it.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Thursday, Feb. 20 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Free blood sugar screening, 8-9 a.m., Community Health Services Department, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota. 815-539-7461, ext. 3291, weekdays. Tests can be fasting or 2 hours after eating. North Central Illinois Logistics Council, 8-9:30 a.m., Room C316, Illinois Valley Community College, 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave., Oglesby, 815-220-3425. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Foot doctor, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 10-11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-622-9230. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Health-

care Center, 811 S. 10th St. Prairie State Legal representative, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. â&#x20AC;&#x2122;49ers, 11:30 a.m., Angeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 800 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815285-0055. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Parish Nurse Networking meeting, noon, CGH Professional Building, 15 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-625-0400, ext. 5425. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30, open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Scrapbooking class, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Healthy Lifestyles Club, 1, 7 p.m., ground-floor conference room, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, 815-539-7461, ext. 5319. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group,

815-973-6150. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Helping Understand Grief for Survivors (HUGS), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. state Route 2, Oregon. Call 815-732-2499 by noon Thursday. If no one calls, the meeting will be canceled. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Fibromyalgia Support Group, 6 p.m., Suite 215, Positive Changes Acupuncture, 609 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-499-5425. Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Sauk Valley Gluten-Free Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815973-0537. Lee County Democratic Central Committee, 6:30 p.m., 77 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, 815-2889466. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. River Cities Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Fulton Presbyterian Church, 311 N. Ninth St., 815-499-5618. Dixon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 7 p.m., VFW Post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Dixon Area Garden Club, 7

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p.m., Plum Creek Garden, 626 Palmyra Road, Dixon. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave, 815-625-9058. Sauk Valley Landlord Association meeting, 7 p.m., Coventry Living Center, 612 W. St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Al-Anon, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Sterling Rock River Masonic Lodge 612, 7:30 p.m., 113 1/2 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555. Friday, Feb. 21 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning

services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. National Association of Health Underwriters Continued Education Class, 9 a.m., 6 E. 23rd, Sterling, 800-798-1771. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure check, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, closed, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Meeting; 8 p.m., open, grapevine, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; 10 p.m., open, candlelight, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. American Red Cross blood drive, noon-5 p.m., Carroll County Farm Bureau, 811 S. Clay

St., Mount Carroll. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m., County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. Medicare information class, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Registration: 815-622-9230. Sauk Valley Gluten-Free Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open; Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, state Route 52 N., Amboy. Reformers Unanimous Addiction Abstinence Program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 24 N. Mason Ave., Amboy, 815-8572682. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed; Rochelle Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division St., state Route 26, Polo. Alcoholics Anonymous District 73 meeting, 8 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division Ave., Polo.

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ith frigid temperatures outside, one of the coziest places to be is in a warm, sweet-smelling kitchen baking, baking, baking. Especially on Sundays, when the game of the week is on. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m much too fidgety to couch-sit for hours, so I half-listen to the television and bake. I like working with yeast doughs to make breads and coffee cakes. And no, they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hard at all. They do take time, start to finish, but most of that time is unattended. Over the years, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made dozens of sweet-roll dough recipes, all variations on a theme. I finally settled on one favorite recipe. My go-to dough makes three coffee cakes and requires no kneading. None. A hand-held electric mixer does the work. After the first rise, I shape the dough into twists, pan rolls, sticky buns, tea rings or monkey bread. Fillings

are anything I have on hand. If you are new to baking sweet yeast breads, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a quick once-over of basic ingredients and what they do. sYeast. This is the beneficial living one-celled organism that leavens the dough and lends its flavor. Find packets of dry, granulated yeast in the baking aisle of the grocery. Of the several ways to incorporate yeast into a dough, I favor the traditional method. Run a large bowl under warm water and dry it. Add a small quantity (usually Âź cup) of warm water, scatter the yeast granules over the surface of the water and then sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over the yeast to feed it. The yeast cells eat the sugar and excrete carbon dioxide and alcohol. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the yeast soon begins to bubble and foam. This is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;proofing the yeastâ&#x20AC;? because you have just â&#x20AC;&#x153;provedâ&#x20AC;? that the yeast is alive and ready to work its magic. Be aware that yeasts can be killed by heat, and the ingredients used in making dough should never be warmer than lukewarm.

sFlour. Either all-purpose or bread flour can be used. Working, or kneading, the dough develops the protein called gluten, which gives elasticity to the dough, helping it to rise and keep its shape and structure. Because flours vary in their abilities to absorb moisture and develop gluten, bakers give measurements on a relative scale, rather than in exact amounts. While heavy doughs are kneaded by hand on a floured surface, rich soft doughs are beaten in the bowl by hand or electric mixer. sMilk, sugar, eggs, butter, flavorings and salt give color, richness, flavor and texture. After a dough is made, it is allowed to rest in a warm place, where it will double in size, thanks to the action of the yeast. It has risen enough when it is no longer springy when you poke two fingers into the center. Then you punch the dough down and lightly work it to remove all air bubbles before shaping. Or, if time is an issue, after punching down the dough, cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator. BAKE CONTINUED ON A10 FREE KITCHEN DESIGNS BY Jocelyn Lilly, Kitchen Design: 815-266-1354

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exercise, this resistance is temporarily lessened and allows the insulin to work better. This effect can last for several hours after the activity. Another way that exercise can affect blood sugar is not dependent on insulin. Your muscle cells can store some of the glucose that comes into your body in the form of glycogen, but there is a limited amount of room for that storage. Exercise creates space in the muscle cell for glucose storage. If

there is no space available in the muscle cell, the extra glucose is sent to the liver, where it is stored as fat. If you have diabetes and would like to start being more active, be sure to talk to your health care provider. You will need to check your blood sugar before and after exercise to understand how your body responds to the activity. It might be helpful to work out with a friend or partner who is aware of your

diagnosis. And you might want to wear a medical ID bracelet. Controlling blood sugar is not the only reason people with diabetes might wish to be more active. Exercise also helps to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by decreasing blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and body fat. Exercise guidelines for people with diabetes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and for anyone in general â&#x20AC;&#x201C; include 3 different types of activi-

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Court documents previously submitted by the defense cited those texts as a qualification for a charge of second-degree murder. At a December hearing, the defense argued that evidence of Siglerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state of mind is â&#x20AC;&#x153;absolutely necessaryâ&#x20AC;? for a jury to decide whether this is a case of first- or seconddegree murder. Someone commits the offense of seconddegree murder, the

defense argued, if â&#x20AC;&#x153;at the time of the killing ... [the defendant] is acting under a sudden and intense passion resulting from serious provocation by the individual killed.â&#x20AC;? During a previous hearing on the matter, Lee County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller cited a state law that says any statement made by a deceased witness can be used as evidence only if it was made under oath â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as in a trial or other court proceeding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so that the statement might be challenged under

cross-examination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not here to tell us that those were her [text messages],â&#x20AC;? SaccoMiller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not here to deny or admit, because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dead.â&#x20AC;? Police say that Brian Sigler admitted killing his wife in their home before he stabbed himself repeatedly with a knife. He was found bleeding in their upstairs bathroom after their son called 911. He was being held on $2 million bond at the Lee County Jail and will next appear in court on Feb. 27.

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Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott said whether Rock Falls has to cut its salt use with additives will be determined by the next few winter storms that could hit the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be pretty tight,â&#x20AC;? Wescott said of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salt supply. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut anything yet.â&#x20AC;? And the same goes for Sterling, Lee said, who added that it seems as though the city will be able to purchase more salt and have some in the reserves, if necessary. The winter hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just worn on the local road salt supplies. The roads have been worn down as well. As snow melts and then freezes, potholes develop in the roads. The extent of the damage wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be completely known until the roads are cleared, Kuhn said. So by today, after the warmer weather on

Tuesday, cities might have a better idea. Those potholes can be filled in any temperature, Kuhn said, so some of that work could begin soon. According to the National Weather Service, Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forecast includes rain and a chance of snow. In Sterling, Fourth Street, especially, has shown some wear, Lee said. The potholes in Rock Falls could be extensive and more than a usual winter, Wescott said. Adding to the winter issues affecting cities is the frost line, Wescott said, which is more than 36 inches deep â&#x20AC;&#x201C; increasing the likelihood of a water main break. Rock Falls and Sterling have both had more water main breaks than a typical winter, the mayors said. When the weather warms, Wescott said, the frost line gets pushed down â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not pulled up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; toward the sewer and water lines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Traditionally, when

it starts to warm up is when you have the water main breaks,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the unfortunate deal of getting the breaks from the cold.â&#x20AC;?

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MONEY & MARKETS The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott ........................38.93 Alcoa ..........................11.40 AltriaCorp ..................35.46 Autonation ................50.90 American Express .....89.02 Arris-Group ...............28.45 Apple........................545.99 ADM...........................40.53 AT&T ..........................32.80 Bank of America........16.48 Boeing......................130.56 BorgWarner ...............58.11 BP ...............................49.41 Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s .......................66.88 Caterpillar .................96.55 CenturyLink ..............30.94 Chevron ...................112.70 Cisco ..........................22.41 Citigroup ...................49.37 CNW ..........................37.61 CocaCola ...................37.47

ConAgra.....................29.18 Dean ..........................14.30 Deere & Co ................85.10 Disney ........................79.58 Donaldson.................42.42 DuPont ......................64.73 Exxon .........................94.07 Ford ...........................15.39 Exelon ........................30.04 GE ..............................25.65 FifthThird ..................21.66 HawaiianElectric ......26.47 Hewlett Packard .......29.57 HomeDepot ..............77.58 Intel Corp. .................24.76 IBM ..........................183.19 IntlPaper....................49.22 JCPenney .....................6.10 JohnsonControls.......49.27 Johnson&Johnson ....92.17 JPMorgan Chase .......58.49 Kraft ...........................54.33 Kroger ........................37.60 Leggett&Platt ............30.99 Manpower .................77.73 McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ...............96.02 Merck&Co .................55.69

Microsoft ...................37.42 3M ............................131.85 Monsanto ................110.00 Newell ........................31.50 AGL ............................46.61 Nike............................75.21 Parker-Han..............117.87 Pfizer ..........................31.89 Pepsico ......................78.17 Procter&Gamble .......77.98 RaymondJames.........52.24 Republic ....................33.82 Sears Hldg .................41.17 SensientTech ............50.40 Sprint ...........................8.20 Staples .......................13.13 TheTravelers .............84.38 UnitedContinental ...43.67 UnitedTech .............113.74 USBancorp ................40.74 USSteel ......................26.75 Verizon ......................45.98 Walgreen ...................64.54 WalMartStores ..........75.34 WalMartMexico ........23.06 WasteMgt ..................41.73 Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s .......................9.42

Commodities The following quotations are provided as a community service by Sterling Futures: Corn: March 4.49½; July 4.60; Dec. 4.63ž Soybeans: March 13.61½; May 13.48; July 13.30½ Soybean oil: March 40.36; July 40.94

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GIRLS BASKETBALL | SECTIONAL SEMIFINALS 2A AURORA CHRISTIAN | PROPHETSTOWN 62, OREGON 57, OT

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AURORA – Heather Strike is not afraid of the big moment. First, Strike made two free throws with 3 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Then, she knocked down the 3-pointer in overtime that propelled Prophetstown to a 62-57 win over Oregon in a 2A Aurora Christian Sectional semifinal Tuesday. With the Prophets trailing 56-54, Strike was fouled with 3 seconds left in regulation. She calmly sank her first free throw. The second bounced high off the rim before going in. “It didn’t really dawn on me that the game

Star of the game: Heather Strike, Prophetstown, team-high 17 points Up next: 2A Aurora Sectional championship, Prophetstown vs. Byron, 7 p.m. Thursday was on the line,” said Strike, who scored a team-high 17 points. “Surprisingly, I didn’t feel that much pressure. Our coach always tells us to not be afraid to take a shot. Ryan Gaines/Special to SVM “That second one kind of froze in time.” Prophetstown’s Corrie Reiley (front) and Oregon’s McKaylee With the Prophets down 55-54 in overtime, Strike drained a 3-pointer from the right wing. Beeter struggle for possession of the ball during Tuesday’s game at the 2A Aurora Christian Sectional. Prophetstown NERVE CONTINUED ON B5 won 62-57 in overtime.

1A FORRESTON | AMBOY 31, DAKOTA 30

EASTLAND 42, GALENA 32

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Amboy’s Kaitlyn Liebing gets fouled by Dakota’s Jaycee Cleaver during Tuesday’s 1A Forreston Sectional game. The Clippers won 31-30.

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FORRESTON – The Eastland Cougars have the right mindset heading into their sectional championship, after defeating the Galena Pirates 42-32 on Tuesday night. Eastland (26-5) played tight defense right off the bat, and forced turnovers in a very high-energy environment. A large portion of those forced turnovers turned right back into Galena (16-10) possessions. The turnovers piled up quickly in the first half, as the two teams combined for 27 turnovers. “I would give a whole lot of credit to the Galena Pirates,” Eastland coach Colleen Henze said, “who graduate absolutely no one. We couldn’t get defensive rebounds at all, we couldn’t control the boards. CLAW CONTINUED ON B4

Clippers grind out another win over Indians BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

FORRESTON – There’s nothing fancy, nothing flashy about the Amboy Clippers’ style of basketball. In fact, sometimes it’s not very pretty at all. But the end result, more often than not this season, has been beautiful. In another hard-nosed, grind-it-out game Tuesday night, the Clippers won the program’s first sectional game since 1984, beating ninth-ranked Dakota 31-30 in the first semifinal of the Class 1A Forreston Sectional. “I’m just so overjoyed, I can’t even tell you,” said Micaela McCoy, the team’s lone senior, bouncing up and down on the balls of her feet. “I’m just so proud of this team, so happy for us and the fans. We just

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Star of the game: Kaitlyn Liebing, Amboy, 12 points, 13 rebounds Up next: Class 1A Forreston Sectional championship, Amboy vs. Eastland, 7 p.m. Thursday stuck together, believed in ourselves, and worked so well together again tonight.” In a battle of teams with contrasting styles, Amboy (21-6) used its 2-3 zone defense to dictate the pace of play. The Clippers were constantly in the passing lanes, never let Dakota star Jaycee Cleaver find her rhythm, and crashed the boards hard. STYLE CONTINUED ON B4

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Eastland’s Breah Bookman lets go of a runner Tuesday against Galena during a 1A Forreston Sectional semifinal. The Cougars won 42-32.

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MANLIUS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sometimes you can pinpoint one particular moment in a game that proves to be a turning point. The loss of Bureau Valley junior Tommy Johnston, who suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter on Tuesday night, was that moment in a 78-60 loss against Newman. With the Storm trailing 15-12, Johnston drove to the hoop and turned his ankle when he landed awkwardly at the 5:27 mark of the second period. He was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. From that point, the Comets went on a 20-5 run for the rest of the half to take an 18-point lead into the break. Despite a spirited second half comeback bid by the Storm, the Comets rode a 31-point performance from A.J. Sharp to hold on for a victory at the Storm Cellar. The win clinched the Three Rivers North Division title for the Comets, and also avenges a 70-60 loss to BV at Sterling on Jan. 21st. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are real happy to win the conference,â&#x20AC;? Newman coach Ray Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first time weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won it in 10 years.â&#x20AC;? Sharp didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend much time talking about the conference victory after the game, however. Rather, he gave praise to BV for its effort in the second half without their starting forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tommy Johnston gets hurt in the first half, and they really struggled the rest of the half without him,â&#x20AC;? Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give Coach [Jason] Marquis and the rest of the Bureau Valley team credit. When they came out in the second half, they put that behind them. They came out and really played better than we did in the second half.â&#x20AC;? After shooting just 2-for-15 from the field in the second quarter, BV came out red-hot in the third and scored 17 points in the first 4 minutes of the period. A 3-pointer from Alex Johnson with

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Bureau Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parker Neuhalfen drives past Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noah McCarty during Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Manlius. Newman won 78-60. 4:02 remaining cut the deficit to 42-35. Frustrated, Sharp subbed out his entire starting five for a fresh five during the run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t getting any stops,â&#x20AC;? Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were bigger than they were, and they were getting rebounds, and second and third shots. Sometimes when a good player on the other team goes out, you let down as a team. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how we started the third quarter.â&#x20AC;? However, the Storm could not get any closer. A.J. Sharp stopped the momentum with a big shot. Then, following a hoop inside from Noah McCarty, Sharp hit his second 3-pointer of the night to put Newman up 51-39 after three quarters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got it to seven, but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get over the hump,â&#x20AC;? Marquis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody can say those kids quit. They gave everything

they had. They knew what was on the line. You play with the cards youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dealt. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had many moments where I have been more happy with a group of kids.â&#x20AC;? One of the keys of the Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; big first half was holding the Stormâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer, Parker Neuhalfen, scoreless. Getting double-teamed nearly every time he touched the ball, Neuhalfen only got up three shots in the first two quarters. He responded with 24 points in the second half to keep the Storm in the game. In addition to Sharp, the Comets also had two others players in double figures. McCarty scored 19 points and had a game-high 10 rebounds. Nolan McGinn added 13 points, including an off-balance 3-pointer from 8 feet behind the stripe as time expired in the first half.

BOYS BASKETBALL | ROCK FALLS 62, ALLEMAN 56

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ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; More Looney Tunes than Rembrandt. More tattoo parlor than Picasso. Beauty, though, really was in the eye of the beholder Tuesday in an unconventional continuation of the nearannual classic matchup between Class 3A area boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball rivals Rock Falls and Alleman. In an uneven contest that featured more fouls (53 combined) than the already over-the-top number of turnovers (45 total), the Rockets used a 25-6 second-half run to rally past the visiting Pioneers, 62-56 in a gritty thriller at Tabor Gym. Senior point guard Austin Donoho scored 13 of his game-high 22 points in the final period, and Rock Falls (6-17) overcame a nine-point, third-quarter deficit to build a 10-point, fourthquarter lead, before needing to hold off one final comeback attempt by Alleman (5-16). The Pioneers roared back to within two points in the closing minute before Rock Falls sophomore James McFadden converted a pair of free throws with 5.6 seconds showing, and senior Cory McCallister followed by stealing the inbounds

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pass, getting fouled, and hitting two more freebies for the final score. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It may not have been pretty, but for us, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take it any way we can get it,â&#x20AC;? Rock Falls coach Brad Bickett said after the Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first win since Jan. 16 against Stillman Valley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With so many fouls called, and such a physical game like that, you just have to grind it out. Against the type of team Alleman is, we just wanted to keep it close and hopefully win it in the fourth quarter, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we did.â&#x20AC;? Before that, Alleman was in control, with the inside tandem of Ben Graves (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Aaron Murray (14 points, 9 rebounds) nearly posting double-doubles. Kevin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe also had 15 points for the Pioneers before fouling out with 3:31 remaining in the fourth quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This game was typical of how our seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

gone, with big momentum swings,â&#x20AC;? Bickett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure both head coaches wish we were better than we showed at this time of the year. But it was a good battle. Both teams played hard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We love playing them, because of the league they play in. Our guys are going to get beat up if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rise to the occasion. You really have to rebound against them, because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so physical.â&#x20AC;? Once Rock Falls figured that (losing the board battle only 38-30) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; plus took better care of the ball (committing only six second-half turnovers) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Rockets took off. The hosts forced ties at 37 and 39 before taking their first and only lead of the game at 41-39 inside the fourth quarterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first minute. The Rockets also kept Alleman from scoring for four crucial fourthquarter minutes, thanks in large part to the Pioneers missing the front ends of two one-andone opportunities, plus four more free throws in two other trips to the line. Alleman lost the turnover battle, 25-20; missed 12 of 23 freethrow attempts; and

failed to convert on â&#x20AC;&#x153;six or seven layups we needed to finish on,â&#x20AC;? Alleman coach Pat Rangel lamented after his clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eighth straight setack. Meanwhile, Donoho made 14 fourth-quarter trips to the stripe, converting on eight freebies to finish 12-for-22 at the line overall. Jacob Mammosser added 12 points for the hosts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They made some plays late, and it was our turn to miss some free throws,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bickett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a crazy game between two desperate teams playing really, really hard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know they play in the Western Big 6. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to think our league is pretty good, too, with Winnebago and Byron and Rockford Lutheran and Mendota. It was a good measuring stick to see where we are at with a 3A ball club going into regionals in a few weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed to build some [playoff] momentum, because we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had a whole lot go right for us this year. So it was nice to win our last home game.â&#x20AC;? The Rockets learn their postseason fate Thursday, when seeds are announced for the LaSalle-Peru Regional.

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Iowa State wins fifth in last six BY LUKE MEREDITH !03PORTS7RITER

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Jorrit Bergsma of the Netherlands competes in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center on Tuesday in Sochi, Russia. Bergsma set the world record in winning the gold medal. The Netherlands swept the medals in the event.

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Here are some highlights from Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action at the Sochi Olympics: FOURTH ORANGE SWEEP A Dutch sweep in the 10,000 meters was no surprise. The stunner came in the order of finish: Jorrit Bergsma knocked off the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest distance skater, teammate Sven Kramer, winning in an Olympic-record 12 minutes, 44.45 seconds. Bergsma shattered the Olympic record of 12:58.55 set by South Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lee Seung-hoon 4 years ago. The fourth 1-2-3 finish pushed its speedskating medal haul to 19 out of a possible 27. A-MAZE-ING RUN THROUGH RAIN AND SNOW Sloveniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tina Maze handled the rainy and snowy weather better than anyone on the giant slalom course, winning her second gold medal of the Sochi Games after last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downhill. RUSSIA STRUGGLES, BUT SURVIVES Timely goals and two brilliant goalies are keeping the Russians alive in hockey. Alexander Radulov scored two goals, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves in the second straight shutout for the Russians, who beat Norway 4-0. They will face Finland on Wednesday, while the U.S. will play the Czech Republic, Canada will play Latvia and Sweden will meet Slovenia.

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“Offensively, we just had to turn the ball over way too many times for a veteran team. I’m sure they’re disappointed in that because that’s the kind of group they are, even though they’re playing in the sectional final. They know their performance needs to be better.” Eastland won the turnover battle in the first half, as they only committed 11 turnovers compared to the Pirates’ 16. Part of the Eastland turnover victory in the first half was thanks in part to cool, calm, and collected senior Izy Todd. She slowed things down at the point, and often reset the offense instead of trying to force things when the going got rough. She also added a team-high 4 assists. “We’re not really used to playing in front of so many people,” Todd said. “It was exciting, but overwhelming at times. I just tried to take the ball and calm everyone down, make sure everyone’s supposed to be where they should be.” With 2:30 left in the second quarter, Galena junior Gabriela Salgado got a steal at the top of the key and hesitated before she made her move down the court. This hesitation allowed time for the Cougars’ defense to set up. As Salgado barreled down the lane, Todd met her on the block. Todd ended up taking a charge. On the ensuing Eastland possession, Todd was rewarded with a jump shot that found nothing but the bottom of the net. This four-point swing of events ultimately helped give the Cougars their 16-13 halftime lead. She finished with six points, all in the first half. “I wasn’t really expecting the charge,” Todd said. “I was thinking I was going to get called for the block. But getting the charge fired everyone up, and getting the basket on the other end just helped it out even more.” The Pirates came out swinging in the second half, as they opened up the third quarter on a 4-0 run to take a 17-16 lead.

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Eastland’s Lexi Macomber shoots over two Galena defenders during a 42-32 win Tuesday at the 1A Forreston Sectional “It was a little nip and tuck there for a little bit,” Henze said. “But I think they should be proud of the fact that they survived in a game like that, especially with how much we did turn it over.” After a timeout, seniors Hannah Hake and Megan Janssen responded to lead the Cougars during a 7-0 run. First, Janssen found Hake free underneath the basket for a layup. After a missed shot on the ensuing Eastland possession, Galena coralled the rebound. Hake forced a Galena turnover and turned around to find an open Janssen cutting to the hoop for an easy layup to return the favor. “Usually, you’re supposed to get back, but I was mad,” Hake said. “So, I was going to go for it. I anticipated it, and got it. I wasn’t going to dribble, because that would’ve been a turnover. She [Janssen] is pretty quick, and usually we pass to each other pretty well on stuff like that. I count on her, because I know she’ll make it.” The Pirates closed the gap to 27-24 early in the fourth. Senior MIranda Grisham righted the ship for Eastland by hitting a baseline jumper. Hake added a pair of free throws at the 3:41 mark to give the Cougars a 35-26 lead, which started a barrage of Galena fouls.

“Low-scoring is the way we like it, and it’s how we’ve won games all year,” Amboy junior Elizabeth Ortgiesen said. “We’re really comfortable winning with our defense.” And while the Indians (257) did manage 17 offensive rebounds, the Clippers limited second-chance points while making hay on their own end with their 13 offensive boards. “Our game plan was to keep them off the boards, and we knew exactly who we had to keep out of there,” Dakota coach Kevin Cline said. “The disappointing thing was, from the first possession to the last possession, we utterly failed to do that.” While Cline felt his team got the looks it wanted on several occasions, he lamented the fact that nothing seemed to be falling. And with Amboy playing its scrappy brand of basketball, there was literally no chance for Dakota to get out and run in transition; the Indians outscored the Clippers 2-0 on the fast break. Dakota made just 13 of its 51 baskets (25.5 percent), hit just four of its 16 3-pointers (25 percent), and did not shoot a free throw in the game. Amboy committed just two fouls, and both came in the final 5½ minutes. “That’s what we want to do: fluster them, make them frustrated, and take them out of what they want to do,” McCoy said. “We were talking all game, getting there as soon as the passes touched the shooters’ hands, and that was a big key for us.” “It seemed like we were playing so poorly, and you look up and it’s only a one- or twopoint game,” Cline said. “It felt like we were down 10 most of the game … but that’s what good defenses will do to you.” There were seven lead changes and four ties in the game, and five of those 11 came in the final 3½ minutes. Kennedy Dinges’ back-toback mid-range jumpers and

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Amboy’s Elizabeth Ortgiesen shoots while being fouled by Dakota’s Eden Meier during Tuesday’s 1A Forreston Sectional game. Amboy beat the Indians 31-30. Ortgiesen’s bucket on an inbounds play set Amboy up with a 23-20 lead heading into the fourth quarter, after the Clippers led 15-13 at halftime. The 6-0 run erased the Clippers’ first deficit since 5-3. “We got some big shots and made some big plays when we needed them,” Amboy coach Mike McCracken said. “We got some high-low looks, and knocked down some jump shots, and had every girl out there hustling and playing hard.” Sydney Wilhelm, in her first game back from an extended absence due to injury, made a free throw to give Amboy its biggest lead of the second half (24-20), but Kendalynn Rockey responded with a 3 and a putback off her own missed 3 in consecutive possessions. McCoy nailed a jumper off another Liebing assist to make it 26-25 Amboy, then Olivia Zimmerman tied the score at 27 with 1:16 to go after Ortgiesen split two free throws. After a Liebing basket on a feed from Dinges, Rockey buried a 3 from the left side off a skip pass from Zimmerman

with 40 seconds to play for a 30-29 Dakota lead. But Liebing’s seventh offensive rebound led to a foul and free throws, and the junior calmly knocked down a pair with 24.4 seconds left for a one-point lead. “I had missed some free throws earlier, and I knew I should have made them,” Liebing said. “I didn’t really think about it at the end, I just stepped up and blocked everything out and stayed calm.” Dakota’s final possession consisted of a pair of missed shots, then a jump ball that gave the Indians one last chance. But an open 3 from the right corner by center Eden Meier rimmed out, and the ball was not recovered before the final buzzer sounded. “It was nuts; it was the longest 1.3 seconds of my life,” Liebing said. “We were looking for a lob, and we didn’t even see that girl in the corner until she was shooting. I ran out at her as hard as I could, and luckily it wasn’t one of their good shooters, and it didn’t go in. “We didn’t play the greatest defense at times, but we found a way to push through and come up with the win in the end.” Liebing’s double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds led the Clippers, and she also had two assists. Ortgiesen finished with seven points and eight boards, and Dinges and McCoy scored four points apiece. Dinges and Delaney Wilhelm (3 points) nabbed two steals each. Rockey scored 11 for Dakota, while Zimmerman had seven points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Cleaver and Alex Peterson scored six points apiece, with Cleaver chipping in seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. The Clippers advance to Thursday’s championship, where they will face Eastland at 7 p.m. The Cougars beat Galena 42-32 in the second semifinal.


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Girls basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf. All /TTAWA     Sterling 6-4 18-11 Dixon 6-4 17-11 'ENESEO     LaSalle-Peru 3-7 13-16 Streator 0-10 1-23 Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 3A Mendota Regional s2OCK&ALLS ,A3ALLE 0ERU s$IXON 3TREATOR Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 4A Rock Island Regional s/TTAWAVS5NITED4OWNSHIP  3A Geneseo Regional s'ENESEOVS$UNLAP  3A Mendota Regional s3TERLINGVS$IXON  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 4A Rock Island Regional s/TTAWAVS2ICK)SLAND-OLINE  3A Geneseo Regional s'ENESEOVS'ALESBURG!LLEMAN  3A Mendota Regional s2OCK&ALLS-ENDOTAVS3TERLING$IXON 

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Duchesses, Rockets roll Dixon, Rock Falls cruise to regional wins "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

The Dixon Duchesses cruised into the 3A Mendota Regional semifinals, beating Streator for the third time this season, 56-25, in an openinground game Tuesday. The Duchesses (17-11) led 22-4 after one quarter, and never looked back. Brooke Bailey led a balanced effort with 13 points, and Tyler Smith and Maggie Bushman each scored eight. Katie Provo and Maggie Provo chipped in six points apiece for Dixon, which had 10 different players score in the game. The Duchesses face Sterling tonight at 8 p.m. Morgan Sharisky and Ariana Holmes had six points for Streator (1-23).

Rock Falls 69, LaSallePeru 45: Bailey Schrader

scored 22 points, and Emily Sauer added 10 as the Rockets knocked off the Cavaliers at Mendota. Rock Falls (7-18) will take on top-seeded Mendota tonight at 6 p.m.

Boys basketball Sterling 54, LaSallePeru 46: Sterling Thorn-

ton tossed in 27 points

15 points for Morrison (13-15, 9-5), and Kaleb Damon Quest !MBOY Church added 11. Kyle POINTS Huebnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12 points paced Fulton (19-8, 8-5). Sterling Thornton, AFC 60, Dakota 39: The 3TERLING POINTS AJ Dollmeyer 0OLO  Raiders jumped out to a 19-2 lead after the first POINTS REBOUNDS quarter and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look Bailey Schrader, RF, back in posting a win POINTS over the Indians in AshAustin Donoho, RF, ton. POINTS  FOR &4S Bret Gittleson led AFC Bret Gittleson, AFC, (11-14, 5-6 NUIC East) POINTS with 20 points, and Troy Mairs added 16. as the Golden Warriors Daniel VanFleet led snapped a six-game los- Dakota (16-9, 9-3) with ing streak by beating the 14 points. Cavaliers at Musgrove Polo 101, South Beloit Fieldhouse. 61: AJ Dollmeyer had 25 Also for Sterling (7-13, points and 14 rebounds 3-4 NIB-12 West), Draque as the Marcos hit the Penaflor-Heier added 11 century mark against the points. visiting SoBos. Brady Huebbe led L-P Also for Polo (21-6, 8-4), (9-13, 2-6) with 23 points. Brian Cavanaugh had 20 Prophetstown 53, Erie points and four assists, 34: The Prophets (13-13, and Max Simmons added 8-5 Three Rivers North) 10 points. continued their recent Milledgeville 55, Durand upswing with a home 53: Kameron DawTyne win against the Cardinals had 15 points, six assists (2-24, 1-12). and five steals as the MisMorrison 44, Fulton 41: siles held off the Bulldogs The Mustangs outscored in Milledgeville. Caleb Skoog added 11 the Steamers 29-20 in the second half of a Three points and 10 boards for Milledgeville (20-4, 9-3 Rivers rivalry road win. Hunter Hamstra had NUIC East).

Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars

Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores 2A Aurora Christian Sectional semifinal

PROPHETSTOWN 62, OREGON 57, OT OREGON (19-12) 3AM,AMBRIGTSEN   -C+AYLEE "EETER      %MY 7RIGHT      -ADELINE 3ANDERS      +IMMIE *ANKE   +ELSEY0UDLAS   -C#AHL3ANDERS   -EGAN"OEHLE   Totals: 23-61 9-15 57. PROPHETSTOWN (28-2) #ORRIE 2EILEY      (EATHER 3TRIKE    +ARLIE3TAFFORD   3HELBY!DAMS   #LARE+RAMER    +ASSI(ENREKIN  Totals: 18-47 19-31 62. /REGON     n  0ROPHETSTOWN     n  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; /REGON   "EETER   7RIGHT   -C 3ANDERS   ,AMBRIGTSEN   0ROPHETSTOWN 3TRIKE  2EILEY  !DAMS   3TAFFORD   (ENREKIN    Fouls â&#x20AC;&#x201C;/REGON,AMBRIGTSEN 7RIGHT OUT 0ROPHETSTOWN3TAFFORDOUT  1A Forreston Sectional semifinals

AMBOY 31, DAKOTA 30 AMBOY (21-6) +ENNEDY$INGES   -ICAELA-C#OY    -ADELINE%LY   +AITLYN ,IEBING   %LIZABETH/RTGIESEN    $ELANEY7ILHELM   *OANNA &REDERICKS   3YDNEY7ILHELM     (ALLIE .AUMAN      +ARLEE $OEGE      Totals: 12-36 6-13 31. DAKOTA (25-7) *AYCEE#LEAVER   /LIVIA:IMMERMAN   !LEX0ETERSON   %DEN-EIER   +RISTI%BBERS    +ENDALYNN2OCKEY   !SHLEE ,AMPE   +ELSEY:ETTLE   Totals: 13-51 0-0 30. !MBOY     Â&#x2C6;  $AKOTA     Â&#x2C6;  3s n !MBOY   $7ILHELM   -C#OY   %LY   $AKOTA   2OCKEY   :IMMERMAN  #LEAVER  -EIER   Reboundsn!MBOY,IEBING /RTGIESEN $AKOTA#LEAVER :IMMERMAN Assistsn!MBOY/RTGIESEN $INGES ,IEBING $AKOTA#LEAVER :IMMERMAN Stealsn!MBOY$INGES  $7ILHELM $AKOTA#LEAVER :IMMERMAN  -EIER   Blocks n !MBOY  $INGES /RTGIESEN $AKOTA  -EIER  %BBERS Turnoversn!MBOY $AKOTAFoulsn!MBOY $AKOTA

EASTLAND 42, GALENA 32 EASTLAND (26-5) "REAH "OOKMAN      )ZY 4ODD      -ACKENZIE $OUBLER      #OURTNEY 7ALKER      !NNIE &ORSTER   (ANNAH(AKE   -EGAN*ANSSEN   -IRANDA'RISHAM   ,EXIS-ACOMBER   7HITNEY2UNKLE  Totals: 15-35 12-19 42. GALENA (16-10) +ATIE&URLONG   ,INZY-ONTGOMERY   (AYLEY%INSWEILER    ,ACY -ONTGOMERY      'ABRIELA 3ALGADO   /LIVIA-IDDENDORF    "RITTANY3INAGRA  Totals: 11-38 9-17 32. %ASTLAND     Â&#x2C6;  Galena 6 7 9 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 32 3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eastland 0, Galena 1-3 (MiddenDORF   3ALGADO   %INSWEILER    Rebounds n %ASTLAND  (AKE  -ACOMBER  'ALENA  &URLONG  3INAGRA  3ALGADO   Assists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EastLAND4ODD 7ALKER (AKE 'ALENA Steals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eastland 10 (Todd 4, Walker  (AKE  'ALENA  %INSWEILER  &URLONG  3ALGADO  Blocks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eastland 2 -ACOMBER 2UNKLE 'ALENA  Turnoversn%ASTLAND 'ALENA 3A Mendota Regional semifinals

DIXON 56, STREATOR 25 STREATOR (1-23) -ANYPENNY  "LACK  (OLMES   3HARISKY  4REDWAY   4ERRY  2ASHID  -EINERS  Totals: 10 4-9 25. DIXON (17-11) #OURTNEY 2OGERS     +ATIE 0ROVO    -AGGIE0ROVO  "ROOKE"AILEY   -AGGIE"USHMAN  "RITTANI3OHN  "RE3CHEIDEGGER   #ARLY(ARTLE  4YLER3-ITH  +ATIE$EWEY  )SABELLE3HIARAS  Totals: 21 8-13 56. 3TREATOR     Â&#x2C6;  $IXON     Â&#x2C6;  3sn3TREATOR-EINERS $IXON"AILEY "USHMAN 3MITH 

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That gave the Prophets (28-2) a two-point lead with 2:46 to play. Prophetstown did not give up the lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes someone on our team to spark our offense,â&#x20AC;? Strike said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gave us a big spark.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a clutch player,â&#x20AC;? Prophets coach Don Robinson said of Strike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played well in big games the last 2 years. When the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the line, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not scared to take the big shot.â&#x20AC;? The Prophets put the game away at the freethrow line. Leading 60-57, Prophetstown saw Oregon (1912) come up empty three times on a possession with less than a minute

left. First, Sam Lambrigtsen, who poured in 29 points, missed a 3. Then, she missed a 2. And then, teammate Kelsey Pudlas missed a 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though it seemed like it was over countless times, we showed that it never was,â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never played like this before. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty proud. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen us move like that.â&#x20AC;? Oregon never trailed in the first half. It led 16-10 early in the second quarter, and was up 27-26 at the break. The Prophets took their first lead on a Strike 3-pointer 12 seconds into the second half that made it 29-27. Prophetstown extended to a 45-37 lead heading to the fourth quarter, thanks to another 3 from Strike and three

free throws from Corrie Reiley with no time left. Reiley had 14 points. Oregon fought back to tie the game at 52 on a bucket by Lambrigtsen with 1:21 left in the fourth. The Hawks took advantage of shaky freethrow shooting by the Prophets, who were 1-for-8 from the line in the quarter until Strikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late makes. Lambrigtsen then drove for a bucket to put the Hawks up 54-52 with 12 seconds left, setting the stage for Strikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free throws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our girls didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up. They kept fighting,â&#x20AC;? Oregon coach Kristy Eckardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That showed how much they wanted this. It was an amazing effort. For Sam to play the way she did was really special.â&#x20AC;?

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CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY,ILLINOIS ESTATE OF CAROL A. HUBBS, Deceased. No.14 P 9 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of CAROL A. HUBBS. Letters of Office were issued to RAYMOND 1. HUBBS, of 1102 Avenue K, Sterling, Illinois 61081, and CARA C. PSCHIRRER, of 5633 N. County Road 2100 East, Charleston, Illinois 61920, as Independent Co-Representatives, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081.

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(commonly known as 3508 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071) On Friday, March 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the 3rd Floor Lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois, Kelly Wilhelmi, Whiteside County Sheriff, or his authorized deputy, having been designated by the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois as sale officer in the case entitled Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B., Plaintiff v. Edward A. Berge, Jr. and Stacie L. Scroggins-Berge, Defendants, Case No. 2013 CH 120ST, will sell the following described property at public auction to the highest qualified bidder. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 109 in Country Acres located in the East Half of Section 31, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., according to the plat thereof recorded January 2, 1968 as Document No. 330081, situated in the County of Whiteside in the State of Illinois, commonly known as 3508 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071. DESCRIPTION: Bi-level, 1,274 sq. feet plus finished basement, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 2 car garage, patio and porch. INSPECTION: Contact Linda Murray at Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B., 110 E. 4th Street, Sterling, Illinois, phone (815) 622-3413 to determine if property is available for inspection. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down day of sale, balance upon delivery of deed and possession. All funds shall be CASH, BANK DRAFT, or CERTIFIED CHECK Sale is subject to taxes for 2012 and all subsequent years, TAXES WILL NOT BE PRORATED. A contract embodying the terms of this notice and such additional terms as deemed appropriate, will be signed by the sale officer on behalf of the court and by the buyer at the time of the sale. Any sale is subject to court approval. Any specific restrictions on property or title will be announced day of sale. Announcements day of sale take precedence over any printed material. ATTORNEYS: WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. 202 E. 5th Street, P.O. Box 400 Sterling, Illinois 61081 PH. (815) 625-8200

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Raymond J. Hubbs and Cara C. Pschirrer, Independent Co-Representatives Mark E. Zumdahl WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 February 5, 12, 19, 2014

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At the premises I, Lyle Dirks, having been designated by the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois in the case entitled Sauk Valley Bank & Trust Co., Plaintiff vs. Eleanor B. Honeycutt and Eric E. Jackson, Defendants, Case No. 2013 CH 130 ST as sale officer, to conduct the sale, will sell the following described property at public auction to the highest qualified bidder. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 19 North, Range 3 East of the 4th P.M., described as follows: Commencing at a point that intersects the Northerly line of the right of way of Illinois State Highway known as Route 3 (now Route 2) which point is 1099 feet East of the West line of said Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 15 and 1666.5 feet South of the North line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section, township and range aforesaid, thence West 350 feet, thence South to the Northerly line of the right of way of aforesaid Route 3 (now Route 2) and thence Northeasterly along said Northerly line of said right of way of said Illinois State Highway known as Route 3 (now Route 2) to the place of beginning, all situated in the County of Whiteside in the State of Illinois, commonly known as 5680 Moline Road, Erie, IL 61250. Description: Ranch 4 bedroom home with 1 1/2 baths, central air, 2 car detached garage and approximately 1414 square feet of living area. Dimensions of property are 525x300x610 triangular with approximately 1 1/2 acres. Good location. INSPECTION: Contact Rebecca Miller, Sauk Valley Bank, phone 815-632-4703 to determine if property is available for inspection. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down day of sale, balance upon delivery of deed and possession. All funds shall be CASH, BANK DRAFT, or CERTIFIED CHECK. Sale is subject to taxes for 2012 and all subsequent years. TAXES WILL NOT BE PRORATED. A contract embodying the terms of this notice and such additional terms as deemed appropriate, will be signed by the sale officer on behalf of the court and by the buyer at the time of the sale. Any sale is subject to court approval. Any specific restrictions on property or title will be announced day of sale. Announcements day of sale take precedence over any printed material. ATTORNEYS: WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Auctioneers: Lyle Dirks IL 440000128, Sterling, Illinois PH. 815-626-3358

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agency providing Day Services and Community Living Programs to individuals with developmental disabilities. We are currently looking to hire individuals for the position of Direct Support Professional (DSP) and Floats. We currently have the following DSP openings: full and part time second and third shift openings in our Dixon, Amboy, Rock Falls group homes and day and second shift positions in our Float Department; Weekend work is required with many of our openings. DSP: Part time and full time employees are regularly scheduled and include weekend work. We pay $10.57 an hour plus shift differentials ($.50 an hour for second shift and $.90 an hour for third shift). Duties include: supporting, teaching, training and advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities; assist with daily living skills; promote community access; complete the self medication program and providing transportation FLOATS: Floats earn $10.57 an hour plus a $.50 differential for being a float; floats also receive the shift differentials ($.50 an hour for second shift and $.90 an hour for third shift). Floats are not assigned to a specific group home. They can be pulled from one location to another during their shift. We have full time second and third shift positions open. Requirements: All applicants must: be at least 21 years old; have a high school diploma or equivalent; possess a valid Illinois driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license with an acceptable driving record; have the ability to be insured in accordance to our agencies policy; and must be able to pass the company physical. If you feel you can effectively work with people, have good communication skills, and a desire to make a difference in someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, please apply in person at:

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Answer to Previous Puzzle

DOWN 1 Hull plank 2 Amo, —, amat 3 Aversions 4 Broadantlered deer 5 Student stat 6 Pot covers 7 Lab medium 8 CD- — (PC components) 9 Bastille Day season 10 Left, to a mule 11 Refuge 12 Blur, as ink 17 Oil-drilling platform

20 Severe shortage 21 Bahamas resort 22 Was in front 23 With, to Henri 24 Pocket bread 26 Messy sandwich (2 wds.) 27 — colada (rum drink) 28 Recipe direction 31 Took a load off 35 Happy tunes

36 Ike’s command 39 Arrogant person 40 Courtesy encl. 41 Org. 42 Molokai neighbor 45 Ration out 46 Seals a deal 47 Hwy. 48 Offer 49 Moon buggy 51 Plant sci.

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Plumbing

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MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

315

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 *Attic Treasures* New Store Open 639 Palmyra Rd. Dixon I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

GUNS & ARCHERY

706

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APPLIANCES

710

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LOCAL TRADES UNDER

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$9,999*

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

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!

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.

Cross Country skis, boots, & poles. (not downhill) $30 815-6256284

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WANT TO BUY 795 Want to Buy: *silver & gold *silver coins *scrap gold *hunting guns 815-625-0966

SNOWBLOWERS 782 John Deere 2 cyl 1 stage 5hp, 21â&#x20AC;? cut, power auger, new rubbers & wear bar electric start, $325 815-973-3223

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CLASSIC CARS

904

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ONLY 61,000 MILES! EXTRA CLEAN, NEW TIRES!

$9,999*

MSRP ....................................$21,860* Our Discount ...........................$1,342* MFG Rebate ............................$2,000* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

Stk# AE8097

489 ILLINOIS ROUTE 2, DIXON, IL 61021 CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON RT. 2 BETWEEN DIXON & STERLING BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-8PM SATURDAY 8AM-5PM

www.DIXONFLM.com 815-288-3366

YOUR PRICE

17,018*

$

13 Ford Focus SE MSRP ....................................$22,625* Our Discount ...........................$1,418* MFG Rebate ............................$2,000* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

Stk# AD7807

YOUR PRICE

17,207*

$

14 Ford Focus 5 Dr

MSRP ....................................$24,495* Our Discount ...........................$1,586* MFG Rebate ............................$2,000* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

Stk# AE7993

YOUR PRICE

18,409*

$

14 Ford Fiesta SE

Stk# AE8027

MSRP ....................................$17,630* Our Discount ..............................$627* MFG Rebate ............................$1,000* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

YOUR PRICE

14,503*

$

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14 Ford Fiesta SE

RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION

$2,999*

MSRP................................. $17,340* Our Discount ...........................$606* MFG Rebate..........................$1,000* Ford Finance Cash ...................$500* Farm Bureau ...........................$500*

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YOUR PRICE

14,234*

$

14 Ford Mustang Coupe MSRP ....................................$24,190* Our Discount ...........................$1,198* MFG Rebate ............................$3,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

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YOUR PRICE

19,492*

$

14 Ford Fusion SE MSRP ....................................$27,295* Our Discount ...........................$1,876* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

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YOUR PRICE

22,419*

$

14 Ford Fusion SE

Stk# AE7959

MSRP ....................................$27,425* Our Discount ...........................$1,860* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

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14 Ford Fusion SE

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$9,999* OR $199/mo**

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14 Ford Taurus SEL MSRP ....................................$34,315* Our Discount ...........................$2,361* MFG Rebate ............................$3,750* Ford Finance Cash ......................$750* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

YOUR PRICE

23,871*

$

Stk# AE8105

YOUR PRICE

26,954*

$

14 Ford Fusion SE MSRP ....................................$30,985* Our Discount ...........................$2,187* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

14 Ford Focus Limited MSRP ....................................$38,820* Our Discount ...........................$2,623* MFG Rebate ............................$3,750* Ford Finance Cash ......................$750* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

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YOUR PRICE

25,798*

$

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YOUR PRICE

31,197*

$

14 Ford Fusion SE MSRP ....................................$26,735* Our Discount ...........................$1,800* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

14 Ford Escape SE MSRP ....................................$29,270* Our Discount ...........................$1,724* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

Stk# AE8055

YOUR PRICE

21,935*

$

Stk# BE7994

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24,546*

$

14 Ford Taurus SEL

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25,363*

$

Stk# BE8084

MSRP ....................................$29,825* Our Discount ...........................$1,690* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

YOUR PRICE

25,135*

$

14 Ford Escape SE 4x4 MSRP ....................................$30,555* Our Discount ...........................$1,765* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

14 Ford Edge Limited MSRP ....................................$39,935* Our Discount ...........................$2,413* MFG Rebate ............................$2,500* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

13 Ford Edge FWD SE

$7,999*

MSRP ....................................$30,040* Our Discount ...........................$1,465* MFG Rebate ............................$2,500* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

14 Ford Explorer FWD MSRP ....................................$30,495* Our Discount ...........................$1,393* MFG Rebate ............................$2,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

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USED AUTOS 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Reg. Cab, 32,000 Miles

SOLD

2009 Buick Enclave CXL 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 2008 Buick Enclave 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT Sunroof & Leather 2004 Buick Rainier 2002 Pontiac Montana 2002 Pontiac Bonneville 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 40th Anniversary, Two door 2001 Dodge 2500 Diesel, Ext. Cab, 4x4 2000 Buick Century 2000 Ford Explorer LTD AWD 1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4

SOLD

1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4 1998 Ford F-700 Dump Truck, Gas http://endress autosales. webs.com/ Business Hours: Monday 8 to 8, Tues.-Fri. 8 to 5, Saturday 8 to 3

*Plus tax, title, license & doc fee.

S.U.V.S

909

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.8 liter, 82k mi, elect. sun roof, $9,500. Call 815631-8494

4X4S

912

PARTS & ACC.

Stk# BE8029

YOUR PRICE

25,790*

$

Stk# BD7821

YOUR PRICE

34,022*

$

14 Ford Escape SE FWD MSRP ....................................$29,925* Our Discount ...........................$1,793* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

14 Ford Edge FWD SE MSRP ....................................$29,845* Our Discount ...........................$1,446* MFG Rebate ............................$2,500* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

Stk# BE7949

YOUR PRICE

25,132*

$

Stk# BD7921

YOUR PRICE

24,899*

$

Stk# BE7922

14 Ford Escape Titanium FWD MSRP ....................................$32,630* Our Discount ...........................$1,885* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

13 Ford Edge FWD SE MSRP ....................................$29,845* Our Discount ...........................$1,446* MFG Rebate ............................$2,500* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

YOUR PRICE

27,745*

$

Stk# BD7921

YOUR PRICE

24,899*

$

14 Ford Edge FWD SEL

Stk# BE8039

MSRP ....................................$37,865* Our Discount ...........................$2,414* MFG Rebate ............................$1,000* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

13 Ford Edge FWD SE

YOUR PRICE

33,451*

$

Stk# BD7888

MSRP ....................................$29,845* Our Discount ...........................$1,446* MFG Rebate ............................$2,500* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

YOUR PRICE

24,899*

$

13 Ford F-150 Supercrew MSRP ....................................$43,920* MFG Rebate ............................$3,500* Trade In Assistance..................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

Stk# BD7783

YOUR PRICE

25,075*

$

Stk# BE8109

YOUR PRICE

26,602*

$

Stk# BD7999

YOUR PRICE

36,920*

$

13 Ford Edge FWD SEL MSRP ....................................$32,390* Our Discount ...........................$1,806* MFG Rebate ............................$2,500* Ford Finance Cash ......................$500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

Stk# BD8102

YOUR PRICE

27,084*

$

Stk# BD7510

14 Ford Flex AWD SEL MSRP ....................................$40,320* Our Discount ...........................$2,404* MFG Rebate ............................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

13 Ford Expedition Limited

14 Ford F-150 Supercab

MSRP ....................................$55,265* Our Discount ...........................$3,225* MFG Rebate ............................$4,750* Ford Finance Cash ......................$750* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

MSRP ....................................$41,145* Our Discount ...........................$3,349* MFG Rebate ............................$2,500* Ford Finance Cash ......................$750* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

13 Ford F-250 Crew Cab MSRP ....................................$57,200* Our Discount ...........................$4,611* MFG Rebate ............................$3,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

YOUR PRICE

46,040*

$

Stk# BD7604

YOUR PRICE

47,089*

$

14 Ford F250 Styleside

MSRP ....................................$48,400* MFG Rebate ............................$3,768* Trade In Assistance..................$2,000* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

Stk# BE7840

YOUR PRICE

36,416*

$

Stk# BE8127

YOUR PRICE

34,046*

$

Stk# BE8075

YOUR PRICE

41,132*

$

D L SO 14 Ford Explorer XLT

Stk# BE8113

MSRP ....................................$42,730* Our Discount ...........................$2,757* MFG Rebate ............................$2,000* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

13 Ford F-150 Supercab

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SNOWMOBILES

955

1997 Ski Doo Mach Z 800, mint. cond. Looks & runs good. $900/obo. 815-535-3797. 960

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37,473*

$

$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 815-499-3543 Stk# BD7996

MSRP ....................................$41,140* Our Discount ...........................$3,389* MFG Rebate ............................$3,500* Trade In Assistance..................$1,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

YOUR PRICE

30,751*

$

D L SO 13 Ford F250 Crew Cab

925

1983 Ford truck engine, 6 cyl., 4.9 liter engine. 4 spd. trans., & transfer case. $250 obo 815-440-2074

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4 wheel drive-4 door-Chevy Blazer, 2002. $5900/obo 815631-6678

MSRP ....................................$32,560* Our Discount ...........................$2,197* MFG Rebate ............................$3,750* Ford Finance Cash ......................$750* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

14 Ford Escape SE 4x4

905

22,565*

$

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$10,999*

905

2013 Chevy Spark. Less than 1500 mi. Great condition & great gas mileage. Electric Lime. Asking $12,200 970948-7791

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr. Rebuilt PS, brakes. Good cond Must see. $1,500 815-288-6362

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MSRP ....................................$46,970* Our Discount ...........................$3,322* MFG Rebate ............................$3,500* Ford Finance Cash ...................$1,500* Farm Bureau ..............................$500*

* Not including tax, title, license or doc fees. All rebates and incentives applied. Finance rate varies depending on credit worthiness of customer as determined by lender. Some customers will not qualify. Photos for illustration only.

YOUR PRICE

38,148*

$

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We are licensed & insured to buy vehicles. Running or non running, scrap, Ect. 7 days a week. All Calls Answered!

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