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Board tightens grip on tow fund Ammendment narrowly passes; proposal then passed 22-1 BY VINDE WELLS vwells@shawmedia.com Shaw News Service

OREGON – The Ogle County Board was divided when it voted to diminish the sheriff’s control over how one fund in

his budget is spent. Before approving tighter controls on the county’s “administrative tow fund,” the board voted 12-11 vote Tuesday to remove wording that allowed the sheriff

to decide how the money is spent. The original proposal was then passed 22-1. Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn has come under fire in recent weeks over expenditures in the tow fund, which includ-

ed spending for new vehicle, flowers for Secretaries Day, a tent at the county fair, and $4,000 for management of the department’s Facebook page. GRIP CONTINUED ON A7

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‘TARZAN’ REHEARSAL IN FULL SWING AT STERLING HIGH

DESPA contract ratified, approved Teacher aides were sans contract for nearly 20 months BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – After nearly 20 months of negotiating, the Dixon School District and the Dixon Educational Support Personnel Association have agreed to contract. The 4-year contract was ratified by the union members, the school district’s teacher aides, before Wednesday night’s school board meeting and then Mindy Donoho approved by the board. The contract covers the 201213 and current school years and will expire after the 2015-16 school year. Mindy Donoho, the DESPA presiMichael dent, officially Juenger announced to the school board that the contract had been ratified.

Photos by Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

James Schauff looks over his script offstage during rehearsal Wednesday night at Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School. He will play Clayton in “Tarzan, the Musical,” slated for Feb. 28 through March 2.

LEFT: Young Tarzan, played by Carter Schlegel, swings across the stage of Centennial Auditorium. ABOVE: Director Tim Schlegel speaks with his cast. Find out specific showtimes, ticket prices and how to order them by turning to SVM’s Plan!t section, pages A8-10.

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LEE COUNTY | DIXON MURDER TRIAL

Statements barred as evidence Documents: Man threatened two others on night of murder Matthew W. Welling Charged with five counts of firstdegree murder, two counts of home invasion in July 2012 death of Delmar Leroy Daniels

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DIXON – A Lee County judge Wednesday barred certain statements from being used as evidence during the murder trial of an Amboy man. During the course of a quarrel with two men on the night that TODAY’S EDITION: 28 PAGES 2 SECTIONS VOL. 160 ISSUE 53

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Delmar Leroy Daniels was killed, murder suspect Matthew W. Welling told two men that he was going to kill them, according to court documents. Police say Welling, 33, later entered Daniels’ home and stabbed Daniels with a pair of scissors. He is charged with five counts of first-degree murder and two

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counts of home invasion in the July 2012 beating death of Daniels. Judge Ron Jacobson decided not to allow those statements to be discussed during the trial because the defendant is not charged with killing either of the men, and neither is mentioned in the indictment of Welling.

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Donoho then thanked them for coming to an agreement. “I would like to thank our negotiating team, at this time, for their hard work, for the time spent away from their families,� Donoho said. “I would also like to thank our continual support from our membership and for their patience. “Tomorrow is a new day, and we will continue to work hard for our students, for our teaches and for our community.� The DESPA members in the crowd – numbering about a dozen wearing black DESPA T-shirts – stood and applauded after Donoho finished speaking. It was the second agree-

ment the two sides had reached since the previous contract expired in June 2012. A tentative agreement was reached in August 2013 but wasn’t ratified by the union members. The second tentative agreement was reached Jan. 28, and was approved by the union and school board on Wednesday. School Board President Pam Tourtillott and Donoho each signed the contract and then shook hands, bringing on another roar of applause from the DESPA members in attendance and the school board. School Superintendent Michael Juenger said he was appreciative of the work done by both negotiating teams. “I think we all share in a little bit of joy in the fact

that this is done,� Juenger said, adding that the final language of the contract was agreed upon around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. In December, after nearly 18 months of negotiating, the school district declared an impasse, and each side’s final offer was made public Dec. 18. The sticking point in the negotiations was the way the district wanted to calculate the hours worked in relation to being eligible for health insurance coverage. The issue was settled through a memorandum of understanding that was signed by both sides prior to the January board meeting. In that memorandum of understanding, the district agreed to calculate the hours the way it had been done on the previous con-

tract, and the union agreed not to contest the hire of some new employees. The school district was proposing that breaks during the year, during which the teacher aides don’t work, not be removed when the total hours were divided by the weeks. With that calculation, 15 minutes less a day can mean the difference between new hires being eligible for health insurance and not. Among other changes to the insurance aspects of the contract is that teachers aides who work 30 or more hours a week will be eligible for health insurance. It was previously 20 hours a week. The changes to the insurance aspects would affect only those DESPA members hired after July 1, 2014.

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Welling’s trial, which had been set to start Monday, has been postponed. No new date is set. Investigators have been unable to establish ties between Welling and the Daniels or his wife, Betty. According to court documents:

About 7 p.m. July 18, 2012, paramedics responded to a call at a home in Amboy where they found Daniels lying in a pool of blood around his body and neck, with bloody footprints on the floor leading outside the home. Daniels’ wife, Betty, was pinned against the wall, under her wheelchair scooter. She told police that about 2 a.m., a blond

man knocked on the door, which her husband opened. The two struggled, and the man stabbed Daniels with a pair of scissors. A black shirt, a pair of black flip-flops, and a black string necklace with a small metallic urn engraved “Alan M Welling 1977-2002� were found at the house. Authorities say that during questioning,

Welling admitted he had been drinking at an Amboy bar and to being at a home with a man and remembered a lot of blood early the morning of July 18. Welling said he ran, losing his black shirt, black flipflops, and black string necklace with his brother’s ashes, according to police. Welling is in Lee County Jail on a $2 million bond.

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City averaging water main break every 2 days D IXON – This winter hasn’t been easy on road salt supplies or streets, as I wrote about in Wednesday’s edition. You can add Dixon’s water mains to that, as well. Rusty Cox, the water department’s superintendant, said Dixon has averaged a water main break every other day during the winter, which is a higher rate than usual. Water mains are also

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breaking more often than usual in Sterling and Rock Falls. Normally, a few water

main breaks happen in the early fall and then the rate slows until the spring thaw, Cox said on Wednesday, but this year it has been consistent through December, January and into February. The deep frost line, which Cox said his crews have found at 5 feet deep at one point, is creating problems. Additionally, the frost heave that creates bumps in the roads – which can feel like road waves –

also creates problems for water mains, as that pressure pushing up on the road also pushes down, toward the city’s water infrastructure, Cox said.

phones and speaker system for a few weeks, during which the members would pass a single microphone when needed. On Tuesday night, the City Council went into closed session to discuss, among other items, whether to release closed session minutes from after the arrest of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell. It was the third time since Jan. 21 that the City Council has dis-

City Hall notes The council chambers at City Hall are much louder now that new microphones for the City Council have been installed. The council had been without working micro-

cussed those minutes in closed session. The decision to release those minutes would have to be brought to the council as an action item on a meeting agenda.

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If we say it has to be cleared, and it’s a snowbird or seniors, we have to issue a ticket in all circumstances. Then we have to take city crews off their jobs to do it. Well, it might snow again the next day, and clearing all of these sidewalks could become a big expense.

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ROCK FALLS – Snow buildup on some city sidewalks and parking lots is becoming a serious public safety hazard that needs to be dealt with, a city alderman says. Fourth Ward Alderman John Watts has been urging businesses and homeowners to keep their sidewalks clear, but he fears that without a snow removal ordinance on the books, accessibility will continue to be a problem. “We don’t have an ordinance, so you can’t really force people to clean sidewalks,� Watts said. Huge piles of snow plowed to the far edges of parking lots along First Avenue are of particular concern, Watts said. Elderly people can be difficult to see when they wander along the busy intersections at night. “Some [businesses] do a good job on First Avenue,� Watts said. “The vast majority have private contractors clear the parking lots, and many of them don’t clear the sidewalks after the snow is piled up.� Similar concerns were brought up last year, and

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Ordinance committee meeting The Rock Falls ordinance/license/personnel/ safety committee meetINGISPMTODAY AT the north-side meeting ROOMAT#ITY(ALL 7 snow removal requests have been posted on the city’s Facebook page, Watts said. The issues of residential and business snow removal were added to the agenda for today’s ordinance committee meeting, Mayor Bill Wescott said. He also said that this is not a new issue in Rock Falls. “In years past, when I was city clerk, the issue of the city being responsible for sidewalks came up,â€? Wescott said. The biggest problem with instituting an ordinance is the drain it could become on city snow removal

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10th St. The agenda is posted at www.rockfalls61071. com and at City Hall. Call 815-622-1100 for more information.

LEE – A businessman has approached the village of Lee about growing marijuana, but the plans apparently are in the early stages, an official says. Village President Richard Boris said the businessman spoke with a village trustee about plans to present the proposal for the marijuana facility, which must be enclosed and locked. A new state law allow-

ing medical marijuana took effect Jan. 1. Under the rules, setting up a facility is an extensive process. The businessman had originally planned to attend a village board meeting last week, but informed officials beforehand that he wouldn’t be there after all. “I’m not sure what knowledge he has about the process or what his background is,� Boris said in an interview Wednesday. “The rules for medical marijuana have just come out, and they are subject to change.� The village straddles the border between

Lee and DeKalb counties. The growing facility is believed to be planned for the Lee County side. Boris said officials would be open to the proposal. “It’s development for Lee,� he said. “Lee is relatively small. [The tax base] has decreased over the last 2 years.� Under state law, municipalities have the right to charge their own “cultivation center� fees for marijuana. Their zoning regulations can address such facilities. Sauk Valley Media couldn’t confirm the name of the businessman.

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OBITUARIES James C. Vercher PEARLAND, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; James Calvin Vercher, 81, of Pearland, formerly of Prophetstown, passed away Sunday, Feb.16, 2014. He was born June 19, 1932, in Crandall, Texas, to Joseph and Juanita Vercher. James proudly served our country in the Texas Air National Guard, and retired as Chief Master Sgt. with 39 years of service. James attended Zion Lutheran Church in Pasadena, Texas. He lived in Pearland for 1 1/2 years. James is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Elaine K. Vercher; daughers, Sheri Keyes and Dawn Oliver; sons, Steven Keyes, David H. (Barbara Burwell) Schuett,

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Brian (Becky) Schuett, and Bruce (Pamela Tokerud) Schuett; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Tommy Joe Vercher. The funeral was Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Pasadena. Graveside services were at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston. Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made in Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; name to Wounded Warriors. Visit www.crowderfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Robert J. Brooks MESA, Ariz. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert James Brooks, 84, of Mesa, formerly of Oregon and Rochelle, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. He was born Nov. 4, 1929, to Dorothy and Ra K. Brooks in rural Ogle County. Robert was a graduate of Oregon High School and Illinois State University. He served in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War, from 1953 to 1955. Robert married Mildred Alene Aishman of Altus, Okla., on May 28, 1955. They had two children, Mark (Kim Grenis) of Mesa and Terri (Tom) Henderson of Rockford. Both children are graduates of Oregon High School. After college, Robert worked in his field of special education. He helped start, and worked for, Ogle County Special Education. With the help of many, he saw the graduatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs

met with the opening of the Village of Progress. Robert and Alene â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. and Mrs. Bâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; helped open and supervise the Focus House (Friends of Children Under Supervision) in Rochelle. Focus House has provided a home environment and a school program for hundreds of children. After retiring from Focus House, he and Alene moved to Mesa, where he resided for 25 years. He is survived by his children; a brother, Gerald of Oregon; and a sister, Margaret of Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arnold of Dixon; sister, Dolores; and wife, Mildred Alene. He was buried next to his wife on Feb. 3, 2014, at City of Mesa Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Village of Progress in Oregon or Focus House in Rochelle.

David Deter MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Deter, 67, of Morrison, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital in Hines. David was born May 22, 1946, in Morrison, to John and Marie (Pratzner) Deter. He worked at National Manufacturing Co. as a tool and die maker, retiring in 2000. David was a veteran of the Marines and served in the Vietnam War. Survivors include two daughters, Denise (Antony) Deter of Dixon and Jessica (Paul) Ausman of Sterling; one son, Scott (Jo Ann) Flores-

Deter of Chicago; three grandchildren, Lillian, Leonard, and Marlowe; one sister, Paula (Peter) Romano of Aurora; and two brothers, Timothy (Lynn) Deter and Theodore (Judy) Deter, both of Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karolyn S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Karyâ&#x20AC;? Sheridan, 72, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born July 26, 1941, in Marion, the daughter of John and Lucille (Choate) Wright. Kary married Thomas Sheridan on Oct. 25, 1964, in Morrison. She had worked as a registered nurse for Sinnissippi Mental Health Center in Dixon, healthcare center administrator at the Dixon Correctional Center, and director of nursing at Tammerlane Health Care Center in Sterling. Survivors include her husband; her children, Derry John (Jeanne) Sheridan of Harmon and Tara Sheridan of Dixon; four grandchildren, Randi Sheridan,

William D. Thrasher HARMON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; William D. Thrasher, 78, of Harmon, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at his home. Bill was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Dixon, the son of Robert and Inez (Allen) Thrasher. He married Shirley Dyche on March 13, 1965, in Walnut. She preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2001. He was a member of Harmon United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly (Billy) Bryant of Rock Falls and Christina (Wes) Coan of Flovilla, Ga.; two sons, Rich (Marlee) Cox of Colona and Jim (Jeannie) Cox of Rock Springs, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; one brother,

Robert (Eleanor) Thrasher of Dixon; one sister, Lois (Art) Burgess of Harmon; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Margaret Dempsey and family of Harmon. He also was preceded in death by his parents and six sisters. Cremation rites have been accorded. A time of sharing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, with the Rev. Leanne Keate, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery. A memorial has been established for colon cancer research. Visit www.garlandfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Merle A. Smith Sr. DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Merle A. Smith Sr., 92, of Dixon, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He worked at the state Department of Transportation for many years before retiring. Merle was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Nelson, the son of Harry and Florence (Miller) Smith. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Rita Wilson on April 7, 1946, in Dixon. She preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 2009. Survivors include one son, Merle A. (Carol) Smith Jr.; three daughters,

Sandra (John) Wagner, Linda Acree, and Roxanne (James) Wiseman; one brother, Harry (Virginia) Smith; two sisters, Stella Grobe and Ada Sheppard; 14 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; six greatgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in infancy. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family services will be at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Jessie Smith STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jessie Smith, 91, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his home. Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements.

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Janice L. Point OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Janice L. Point, 89, of Oregon, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at her home, after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 13, 1924. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home

Shaunna Sheridan, Danielle (James) Ellis, and John Sheridan; one great-grandson, Lucas Sheridan; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Vern Wright, Carl Branche, and Junior Branche; and one sister, Betty Levan. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. A prayer service will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton, with the Rev. Richard Kramer officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

in Oregon. Burial will be at Lighthouse Cemetery in Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon or the American Cancer Society. Visit www.farrellhollnadgale.com to send condolences.

DAVENPORT, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John P. Bauer, 89, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

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dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition. They can be sent via e-mail, obituaries@saukvalley.com or fax, 815-625-9390.

Mary J. Bierman CHERRY VALLEY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mary J. Bierman, 83, of Cherry Valley, formerly of Prophetstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center in Rockford. Mary was born Feb. 1, 1931, to Walter and Anna Gibson. She graduated from Lyndon High School, class of 1949, and attended Augustana College in Rock Island. She married Leland Bierman in 1953. After his years of Army service, they settled in Prophetstown, living there for many years before moving in 1973 to Belvidere. Mary was a music teacher in many capacities during much of her life. She taught elementary school music in and near Prophetstown, and gave private piano lessons in both Prophetstown and Belvidere. Mary played piano and organ for church services and weddings for many years. Other jobs she held included work for Public Service Co. and Gardner Funeral Home, both in Prophetstown. She also sold real estate for Audrey Smith Real Estate in Belvidere. As a

volunteer, she served on the worship and music committee at her church, Zion Lutheran, in Belvidere. Mary and Lee delivered Meals on Wheels to residents in and near Belvidere as well. Mary is survived by her husband, Lee Bierman; daughter, Lisa Bierman of Oak Park; son-in-law, Todd Kuiken; and two grandsons, Adam and Alex Kuiken. She was preceded in death by her parents; and all of her siblings, Marjorie Gardner, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? Gibson, Dorine Johnson, Allen Gibson, and Carol â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kellyâ&#x20AC;? Gibson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Pearl St., Belvidere, with the Rev. Nord Swanstrom, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Belvidere Cemetery. Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church. Visit www.andersonfcs. com to send condolences.

Justin Weems POLO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Justin Weems, 32, of Polo, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his home. Justin was born Aug. 17, 1981, in Sterling, the son of James W. and Becki Weems and Kim Hazlip. Justin attended the Oregon and Polo school districts. While in school, he played football. Justin worked as a pressman for 9 years at Quebecor Printing in Mount Morris. His favorite sports teams were the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Raiders. Justin loved all types of music. Justin loved fishing in his grandpaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pond and the Rock River. Justin is survived by his father, James (Becki) Weems of Polo; his mother, Kim Hazlip Rowe of Lanark; three brothers, Jamie (Tiffany) Weems of Mount Morris, Michael (Judy) Weems of Polo, and Roy

Rowe of Mount Morris; two sisters, April Miller of Cookeville, Tenn., and Dianna (Nathan) Geiger of Wellman, Iowa; his children, Bryce, Jeven, and Ethan Weems, his loving boys whom he would do anything for; his grandparents, Leland (Lucille) Hazlip of Oregon and Jerry (Tina) Quimby of Mount Morris; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Mark Rowe; and grandfather, Charles Weems. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris, with the Rev. Angelo Bonacquisti officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for his boys.

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 grand-

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to flush your toilet or put any liquids down the sewer system at this time.â&#x20AC;? Then a thin line. And the very next sentence: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want you to enjoy yourself, whether you are a resident, are here to visit or are considering Rock Falls for your new home!â&#x20AC;? In other words, have fun, but when nature calls, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you think of using that toilet.

Perhaps irony kept peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minds off a waterless town. To be sure, city employees were much too busy to pay attention to the positioning of the notice on its website. The city appeared to have acted responsibly in dealing with the problem. Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13, my fellow reporter, Pam Eggemeier, got a call from the city about the coming outage. She was told it would happen in 5 minutes. The entire city? Yes. We sent out a text alert within a couple of minutes. Pam went to City Hall, while I visited businesses. On First Street, one restaurant owner said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been out of water for

about 20 minutes. Another a few doors down didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what I was asking about. He said there had been a power outage earlier, but that was it. Photographer Phil Marruffo and I went to another place and then returned to the restaurant that had water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You jinxed me,â&#x20AC;? the man told me. He had lost his water. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d probably been getting his supply from his water heater, then it ran out. Less than a day later, the city solved the problem.

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People who did not register by Feb. 18 to vote in the March 18 primary election can register until March 15. Voters who register during the grace period also must be prepared to vote then. Eligible voters must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years old by Nov. 4, and must have resided in their voting precinct for at least 30 days before Election Day. Registration requires two forms of identification, one of which must show the applicantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current address. Absentee voting will continue until March 13 by mail and March 17 in person in Illinois counties. Early voting will take place from March 3

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n recent years, problems with Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; underfunded public employee pension system have often made the news. Skipped pension payments by the Legislature. Overly generous pensions for certain retirees. Rising unfunded pension liabilities. End-of-career pension bumps for school administrators and teachers. After several years of debate and consideration, the Illinois General Assembly approved a pension reform package last year that is supposed to help matters. Whether it actually works wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be known for a while. The compromise failed to completely satisfy any of the contending sides, so perhaps that bodes well. However, it certainly

What we think Reports that retirees from local governments and school districts received extra pension payments in 2013 should be investigated thoroughly. Those â&#x20AC;&#x153;13th payments,â&#x20AC;? and the $41 million they cost, are unlucky for taxpayers. does not help the cause of pension harmony when certain pensioners receive more money than they are entitled to. The Daily Herald of Arlington Heights reported several weeks ago that, last year, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund doled out an extra $41 million to local government and school district retirees in the form of annual bonuses. Retirees receive 12 monthly pension payments a year. Inexplica-

bly, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s known as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;13th paymentâ&#x20AC;? was also sent out in early July. The Daily Herald, through the Associated Press, reported that the average bonus for pension recipients for 2013 was around $340, although payments went as high as $7,600. The newspaper also reported that tens of thousands of dollars in property taxes paid by residents of one county went to pensioners who never worked there.

In the world of Illinois state government, perhaps $41 million isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much money. But there is no reason to pay it to pensioners if the money isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t owed them. Couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a better use be found? (For starters, we can think of some highway potholes that need to be filled.) Pay retirees what is owed them, certainly, but legislators should investigate payments that are not owed them. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund officials should investigate the practice and appear before appropriate legislative committees to explain it. Thirteenth payments might be seen as a bakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dozen by pensioners, but they are plain unlucky for taxpayers. They should be halted.

COMMENTS ON CONGRESS

An alternative exists to the imperial presidencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth Congress needs to become a stronger, more efficient entity BY LEE H. HAMILTON Bloomington, Ind.

In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance his priorities. He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed more than a dozen actions he plans to take by executive order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to do.â&#x20AC;? Plenty of people were happy about this. The speech was applauded by pundits who have given up on Congress and believe the only way to move forward is by strengthening the presidency. Our political system, they say, is weighed down by too many interest groups, too many checks and balances, and too few avenues for circumventing a Congress that is both polarized and highly susceptible to the wishes of its donors. The present government is paralyzed, they believe. A stronger presidency would get Washington moving again. As youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect, others are alarmed by this approach. The president, they say, is trampling on the constitutional separation of powers, grabbing powers for himself that were meant to be shared with Congress. They point out that the Constitution gives Congress a primary role in making policy.

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Re-elect Harn for sheriff BOB DE ARVIL Chana

The primary election is rapidly approaching in March, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to lend our support for the candidates of our choice. I served on the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee as an Ogle County Board member and was genuinely impressed with the expertise that Sheriff Michael Harn brought to Ogle County. He has proved to be a good steward of the taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dollars and has returned $1.3 million of unspent money in the past 3 years. The reduction of miles driven and overtime cutbacks have kept department spending at 2007 levels. Warrant arrests have quadrupled, and burglaries have been solved at a rate of 72 percent compared to the national level of 12 percent. Jail revenue has been increased $250,000. Regarding department personnel, vacation and comptime liabilities have been reduced by $700,000 during his 3 years in office, with no employee layoffs. With the help of the park district, county grounds have benefited from a facelift with no additional cost to taxpayers. Viewing the accomplishments and his respect for taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dollars, I find the negative attacks leveled against him are shameful and unwarranted. Ogle County can benefit from another term of Sheriff Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service. He is the candidate I intend to support.

Vote Drought for sheriff AL KOPER Oregon

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The problem with this debate is that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missing a key part of the equation. Yes, our system needs a strong presidency. But it also needs a strong Congress. We are best off as a nation when the two consult, interact, and work together as Lee H. powerful Hamilton branches. In truth, every president in recent memory has expanded the power of his office and been accused of a power grab. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had plenty of motivation to do so. The modern world demands quick, decisive action. Americans tend to support presidents who act forcefully. Congress is complex, convoluted, and hard to work with; it is far easier for an administration to act on its own. Even members of Congress often defer to the president, counting on him to address issues they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to tackle or canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree upon. And presidents have wielded executive orders

to great effect. Abraham Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emancipation Proclamation, FDRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Works Progress Administration, John Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peace Corps, affirmative action under Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, Ronald Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enshrining of cost-benefit analysis as the key to regulatory review â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all came about through executive orders. YET, THERE ARE limits to this approach, because in the end, there is no substitute for legislation. Presidents cannot write a budget, raise the minimum wage, or reform entitlements by themselves. Consensus-building canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen in a vacuum, however. Without a strong Congress able to find its way effectively through the thickets of lawmaking, this president and his successors will surely continue to address the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenges on their own. The question is, How far down that road can we go before Congress becomes irrelevant, with too much power â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and too much potential for the abuse of

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

power â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in presidential hands? Like our Founding Fathers, we should be skeptical of the concentration of power. Politico recently detailed a spate of executive orders planned by this administration. Whether a president oversteps his authority with these and other executive orders is inevitably colored by whether you agree with the proposed order. But my point is different. It is that the march toward presidential unilateralism, whether the president is a Democrat or a Republican, dangerously undercuts our constitutional system. Before we give up on the separation of powers, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s try strengthening Congress. This may not be the easy route, but if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take it, representative democracy itself is in doubt. Note to readers: Lee Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imperative to vote in the March 18 primary, as there are important positions to be determined. One of these is the threeway race for Ogle County sheriff. During my 24 years at the Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, I had the privilege to work with Joe Drought. He has the experience and qualifications to lead the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office to an operation with transparency and accountability. Joe has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, including 9 years of military police service, attaining the rank of staff sergeant, and more than 17 years of administrative and business management experience as chief of police at Rock Valley College. He is hands-on in every aspect of the college police department, including dealing with union contracts, as our sergeants, corporals, deputies and correctional officers, among others, are union workers. Joe is far and above the most highly qualified in law enforcement administration. He is an instructor and consultant in numerous fields, thus giving him the needed experience to run our sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office with integrity and fairness.

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Reform is the answer, not a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;great wallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; RICHARD GEIGER Amboy

Mr. Garciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent letter [Feb. 14 titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Path to more votes through immigrantsâ&#x20AC;?] addressing immigration reform is confusing. As an apologist for many Republican policies, including demanding increased border security and enforcing existing immigration laws by deporting illegal immigrants, he takes the current administration to task for doing exactly that. I am not sure what he is asking for other than a â&#x20AC;&#x153;great wallâ&#x20AC;? of the Southwest. History can be a guide as to the success of border walls. The Great Wall of China didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t save the Ming dynasty; the Berlin Wall didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep out democracy. A great wall along the U.S.-Mexico border wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop illegal immigration. Comprehensive immigration reform, something the Republican House members wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t engage, is the only answer. That answer wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come unless the questions of what to do about immigration, guest workers, and citizenship are addressed. Jingoist slogans put forth by many conservative House members and tea party advocates wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lead to a solution, and the solution is not a wall.

County gets nosier about senior income WILLIAM SIMANE Rock Falls

Why is it that when a senior fills out the senior citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; assessment freeze homestead exemption application for Whiteside County, if they filed a federal return, they must attach a copy of the first two pages of their tax return? What is on that second page that the assessment office needs, which also can contain the taxpayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amount of refund and possible direct deposit information such as routing and account numbers? In the past, they required only the first page, which shows the income of the requested.

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Ice falling from skyscrapers in major U.S. cities NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; City dwellers facing one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow falling from the sky: ice tumbling from skyscrapers. Streets around New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new 1 World Trade Center, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tallest building, were recently closed when sheets of ice were seen shearing from the face of the 1,776-foot structure â&#x20AC;&#x201C; turning them into potentially deadly, 100-mph projectiles. And sidewalks around high-rises in cities big and small have been cordoned off with yellow caution tape because of falling icicles and rockhard chunks of frozen snow, a situation that experts warn could get worse over the next few days as a thaw sets in over much of the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The snow starts to melt and the liquid drips off and makes bigger and bigger icicles, or chunks of ice that break off skyscrapers,â&#x20AC;? said Joey Picca, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in New York, which has had 48.5 inches of snow since the start of the year, and several cycles of freeze and thaw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be very, very aware of your surroundings,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you see ice hanging from a building, find another route.

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Pedestrians pass a sign warning them of falling ice Tuesday in New York. Amid a brutal winter, residents of major cities like New York and Chicago must be wary of ice tumbling from skyscrapers. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t walk under hanging ice.â&#x20AC;? Some architects say newer, energy-efficient high-rises may actually be making the problem worse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They keep more heat inside, which means the outside is getting colder and that allows more snow and ice to form,â&#x20AC;? said engineer Roman Stangl, founder of the consulting firm Northern Microclimate in Cambridge, Ontario. Stangl helps developers opt for shapes, slope angles and even colors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; darker colors absorb more melting sunrays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to diminish ice formation. High-tech materials can be also be used, such as at Tokyoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Skytree observation tower, where heaters were embedded in the glass to melt the ice. Such options are not

always possible in older cities with balconies, awnings and stone details. Barry Negron said he saw ice hanging perilously off a four-story building near Rockefeller Center last month and was trying to warn other pedestrians when he was hit in the face with a sharp, football-size chunk. Cuts across his nose and cheek required 80 stitches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I panicked because I saw blood on my hands, and more coming down,â&#x20AC;? said the 27-year-old salesman. As he lay on the pavement, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I heard two young ladies yelling, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, my God, oh my God, help! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of blood!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Since then, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nervous when he walks around the city and has seen other near-hits.

Outside Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100-story John Hancock Center last month, people scrambled with backpacks and purses over their heads to avoid falling ice. On Tuesday, signs warning pedestrians of falling ice stood outside nearly every skyscraper and other tall building in Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Loop as temperatures pushed above freezing for the first time in weeks. Last week near New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnegie Hall, at the same underconstruction condo tower where a crane dangled during Superstorm Sandy, chunks of ice tumbled onto cars and buses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This happens all over the country, all over the world, in cold climates,â&#x20AC;? said architect Chris Benedict, who accounts for ice buildup in designing new structures.

SPRINGFIELD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An Illinois lawmakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort to make what some call â&#x20AC;&#x153;revenge pornâ&#x20AC;? illegal came one step closer to law on Wednesday after a Senate committee unanimously passed the bill. Supporters say the legislation will protect unsuspecting victims from having sexual photos or videos of themselves posted on the Internet, but some opponents of the bill think the proposal is too broad and restricts free speech. The billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsor, state Sen. Michael Hastings, said â&#x20AC;&#x153;revenge pornâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; often posted by angry former boyfriends, girlfriends or spouses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has harmful effects. In some cases, it has led victims to commit suicide, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As some of us know, love doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last forever,â&#x20AC;? said Hastings, D-Orland Hills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what I consider to be the most ulti-

mate form of cyberbullying.â&#x20AC;? The measure makes it a felony to post sexual material of others on the Internet without their consent. It also makes it illegal for people posting this explicit material to blackmail victims in exchange for removing the photos or videos from the Internet. Diana Pisone, an interior designer from Chicago who testified at the hearing about the bill, said her ex-husband threatened to post sexual material of her on the Internet. She said she filed an order of protection against the man in 2010, but that the order has since expired. She said it worries her that he could post the explicit material at any time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These pictures, these videos are forever a noose around my neck,â&#x20AC;? Pisone said.

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Several stories published in Sauk Valley Media and Ogle County Newspapers have scrutinized the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expenditures in the tow fund and on a county-issued credit card. Revenues for the tow fund are supposed to come from administrative fees charged to drivers when their vehicles are towed. The tow fee is $350 per incident. The countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive committee had recommended tightening up the ordinance that governs the fund. The original ordinance read, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any funds collected under this division as an administrative fee shall be used at the discretion of the sheriff, and may be used for law enforcement related activities including the purchase or maintenance of police vehicles, equipment, or training.â&#x20AC;?

The committee recommended more specific language requiring that fees â&#x20AC;&#x153;shall be deposited to the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tow Fund, as established by the Ogle County Board, and used at the discretion of the sheriff, and shall be used for law enforcement related activities limited to the purchase, repair, or maintenance of police vehicles, vehicle equipment, or fuel. The purchase of police vehicles, while at the discretion of the sheriff, shall be done only with the advice and consent of the county board committee to which the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Fund budget is reviewed on a regular, monthly basis. Monthly reports of expenditures from the Tow Fund will be made to the same committee at its regular monthly meetings.â&#x20AC;? But board member Bruce McKinney of Rochelle was not quite satisfied. He offered

an amendment that removed the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;and used at the discretion of the sheriff.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It needs to be back under the control of the county board and county treasurer,â&#x20AC;? he said. After his amendment narrowly passed, the board threw its support behind the revised ordinance. Only Dorothy Bowers of Byron voted no. Board member Bill Welty of Chana did not attend the meeting. Board member Pat Saunders of Polo asked whether the tow fund will now go through the treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and be audited as a result of the ordinance change. Board Chairman Kim Gouker of Byron assured her that it would. Earlier in the meeting, Polo resident Brian Duncan spoke up in defense of Harn and thanked him for participating in the Ogle County Fair last summer.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great to see Mike and his deputies there interacting with the kids,â&#x20AC;? Duncan said. He called the recent criticism of Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expenditures â&#x20AC;&#x153;an election year smearing of an elected official.â&#x20AC;? Harn is running for the Republican nomination in the March 18 primary election. His opponents are Joe Drought and Brian VanVickle, both of Rochelle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether you intended to or not, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve damaged an elected official,â&#x20AC;? Duncan told the board. During his chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments, Gouker responded to Duncan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure what we have done,â&#x20AC;? he said. Gouker said he recently received a letter from a citizen asking what the board is hiding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want the public to know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not hiding anything,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to go on the record that we have been openly

compliant with the public.â&#x20AC;? He said the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s records are being audited as usual, and numerous Freedom of Information Act requests for information from the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department have been fulfilled. Board member Dick Petrizzo of Davis Junction, who asked last month for a forensic audit of the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, said his request for a vote on this proposal at this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board meeting was rejected by the executive committee on Feb. 11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m willing to wait and let things die down as long as we get some answers,â&#x20AC;? he said. Petrizzo said concern over the estimated $10,000 cost of a forensic audit could be eliminated by an â&#x20AC;&#x153;outside federal agency,â&#x20AC;? which would investigate at no cost. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dixon is right down the road,â&#x20AC;? Petrizzo said, referring to Dixon Comp-

troller Rita Crundwell, who was convicted last year of illegally taking more than $53 million from the city over 20 years. Gouker protested the comparison. He said he had talked to the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s auditor and asked him to scrutinize the tow fund and the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit card expenditures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did and found nothing wrong,â&#x20AC;? Gouker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to go on a witch hunt just to see if we can find something.â&#x20AC;? Saunders pointed out that several county funds, besides the tow fund, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go through the treasurer. She said the county has been cited by the auditors for that for several years. All funds, Saunders said, should be handled by the treasurer, not individual department heads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably be cited again this year,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make this year the last year.â&#x20AC;?

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MOUNT MORRIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Dan Masterson, Mount Morris High School class of 1979, will be the featured artist at the March 9 Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, sponsored by

Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris. The recital will begin at 3 p.m. at Trinity, 308 E. Brayton Road, and is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted to fund future concerts in the series.

Attendees are invited to visit with Masterson at a reception following the piano recital. Dr. Masterson is currently in his 14th year on the music faculty at Bethany College, a liberal arts college in Lindsborg, Kan. Co-chair

of the music department and the distinguished professor of music, he teaches Dan piano, music Masterson theory, and directs the college/com-

munity orchestra and Chapel Choir. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois, a Master of Music from Wichita State University, and a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from McPherson College.

He will share several of his own compositions at the March 9 program. For more information, call 815-734-6354, email trinitymm@frontier. com, go to www.trinitymm.net, or find the church on Facebook or Instagram.

The event kicks off in Rockford on Feb. 27 and runs through March 2 for seven shows. The captivating production features the largest cast ever of Disney stars on ice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Stitch, Nemo and the Incredibles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and exciting moments from Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mulanâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lion King.â&#x20AC;? Tickets are on sale now at the BMO Harris Bank Center box office and www.ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $15 to $ 40. To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to www.disneyonice. com, or find them on Facebook and YouTube.

Schools Foundation members still are accepting entries for the second Short Film Festival. The festival will be from 3 to 5 p.m. March 2 at the Morrison High School auditorium, 643 Genesee Ave. The public is welcome to enter a video in one of these categories: commercial, music video, general interest, and animation. The deadline is March 1. Visit http://morrisonschoolsfoundation. org/short-film-festival-rules-entryform for entry forms and rules. The completed form can be dropped off at the high school. The $15 entry fee includes a ticket to the film festival.

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOING ON ART EXHIBITS At The Next Picture Show DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The exhibit Desire To Inspire, from the Project GenNex Youth Art Show, will be on display through Feb. 28. The exhibits Fantasy, Stream of Consciousness, and Celebrating Black History will run through April 5. Kreider Services is holding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perspectives: Art and Photography,â&#x20AC;? running through March 28. The exhibit of art and photography through the hearts, hands and minds of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The opening reception for this event will be from 6 to 8pm Feb. 28. At Sauk Valley Bank DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dan LeTourneau is showing his work until the end of February. LeTourneau hails from Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He works mostly in oils and pastels, and enjoys doing â&#x20AC;&#x153;pleine aireâ&#x20AC;? painting of the Sauk Valley. He has taught oil painting at Sauk Valley Community College and has won numerous awards in local shows. Art at the Loveland DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The art collection at the Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St., and its many other exhibits are available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse.org or 815-2842741. Go to lovelandcommunityhouse. org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information.

BANDS AND BARS Get listed! Are you in a band that would like to be listed in Plan!t Sauk Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free entertainment calendar? Are you a bar that offers live entertainment? Send an email with the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, booking number and website or Facebook page, and gig or event schedule, or the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event schedule, to Lucas Pauley at lpauley@saukvalley.com. At Books on First DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dirt Simple will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Go to www.booksonfirst.com or call 815-285-2665 for more information. Upcoming: March 1, Tracy Fleck; March 8, Todd Lorenc; March 15, Ron Holm; March 22, Robbie LeBlanc; and March 29, Anna Marie Petry. At Champs STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ 815 will be on hand Friday and Jake McVey will play Saturday at the bar, 216 Locust St. For more information, call 815626-6003. Upcoming: Feb. 28, Corey Cox; and March 1, Snap Shot. At Cragelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PROPHETSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reflex Blus will play March 1 at the bar, 345 Washington St. Upcoming: March 15, Yesterdaze Gone; April 26, Whitelocked and Loaded; and May 31, Reflex Blues.

At The Cooler ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rout 38 will play Friday and Saturday at the bar, 311 W. Second St. At Cochranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Doggy Play Day is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 13464 Galt Road. Dogs need to get along with other dogs and be current on their shots. Chuck Murphy will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the bar. At Long Shot Bar & Grill ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Panic Stations and Small Town Hymnal will play Saturday at the bar, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road. DJ 815 will provide entertainment every Friday in January. At Rosbrook DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lunch with Pedro, Arbor Creek, and an acoustic set from Kathy Cecchetti and Andres Quintana will be part of the Shop Small Saturday festivties this weekend at the local venue, 107 S. Peoria Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. March 15 Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Country gentlemen Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sterling Moose Club, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Go to www. rhythmramblers.com to learn more about the band. Upcoming: 6:30 p.m. March 8 at Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Girl, 125 E. Mason St., Polo. 8 to 11:30 p.m. March 22 at Rock Falls American Legion.

CONCERTS Friday Blues and Bluegrass FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the third Friday of the month, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St. Open stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building. Go to www.franklingroveil.org for more information. Upcoming: March 21 Feb. 25 WIU Orchestra comes to town DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A night of classical music comes to the area as Sauk Valley Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music department hosts the Western Illinois University Symphony Orchestra. The free performance will be at 7p.m. Feb. 25 at the Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. The WIU Orchestra will perform a variety of pieces from its concert repertoire including works from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Capuzzi and Ravel. The night will end with a small reception. Email Mark Bressler at mark. bressler@svcc.edu for more information. March 7 First Fridays in Oregon OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First Fridays Open Stage Music Show returns to the Oregon VFW.

Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic, and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-9730942 for more information. Upcoming: April 4 March 8 Symphony offers student solo, ballet STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual Young Artist concert, featuring an area high school musician in a solo spot accompanied by the orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. in Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave. The program will include dancers from the Gateway Contemporary Ballet in two famous story pieces from the orchestral literature, Prokofievâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter and the Wolfâ&#x20AC;?, and Saint-Saensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carnival of the Animalsâ&#x20AC;?. It will close with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symphony No. 2â&#x20AC;? by Borodin. All students through college will be admitted free to this concert. Otherwise, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade are admitted free. They are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. Also available this year is a bus ride to Centennial, with boarding points in Clinton, Fulton and Morrison. Call 563-243-5958 for prices and to make a reservation. Christ Cagle in Clinton CLINTON, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wild Rose Casino & Resort will host Chris Cagle and opening act Brad Morgan Saturday, March 8, 2014. Brad Morgan will perform at 6

p.m., and Chris Cagle will take the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Those wanting to attend must be at least 21 and have a Wild Rose Playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club Card. For tickets or more information, call 815-519-3068.

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Feb. 28 Fourth Fridays in Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fourth Fridays: Where People and Art Collide brings art and music to a variety of downtown venues. Most events are from 6 to 8 p.m., although many places have musicians performing into the night. Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at www.fourthfridayspac.com or at any participating venue, or call Sterling Main Street at 815-6268610, email fourthFridaysPAC@ gmail.com or find it on Facebook. Upcoming: March 28 March 8 Second Saturdays in Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Go to www.Second-Saturdays. com or find the event on Facebook for a complete schedule and more details. Upcoming: April 5

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ave you ever been to a concert that was so good it felt like it changed your life? I just saw The Avett Brothers on Tuesday in Bloomington, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly how I felt. The band is nationally known for its extremely intense, yet intimate live performances. It was a long time coming to see one of my favorite bands for the first time. You see, the show was originally planned for September 2013, but it was postponed to Feb. 13 because of personal obligations from a band member. Last week rolls around, and the band announces on their Facebook page the show will again be rescheduled â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this time only a few days later â&#x20AC;&#x201C; because the band canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get out of North Carolina because of unusually bad weather for that area. I was about to hop on a snowmobile and go get them myself.

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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a fan of all types of music, including some country. If ZBB wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already cemented as my favorite artist of the genre, they were after this show. They were flawless. They had fun, and demanded the same from the audience.

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Besides the fact that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m already sick of winter, Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snow storm left me uneasy. Now that the band had left North Carolina, would they be able to get into Illinois? Seriously, guys, my grandpa has a snowmobile. Thankfully, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page had no surprises for my friends, Sydni and Pat, and me. And the show was amazing. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I could have handled another postponement. The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable energy and its goodhearted fanbase made it one of the best concerts I

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The Avett Brothers perform Tuesday at the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. have ever been to. With that in mind, I thought I would share some of my most memorable concert experiences.

U2: Elevation Tour I was 14, and it was the first major concert I had been to. Some people might dread the thought of going to a concert with their parents and their big sister, but not me. We grew up listening to this band, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thankful to my parents for that to this day.

Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is..., and The Hush Sound FOB was just about to make the jump from small, understated venues to arenas, as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sugar Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Going Downâ&#x20AC;? was growing in popularity. It was cool to see them in that moment. I also got to see one of my favorite bands at the time, The Academy Is..., and was introduced to The Hush Sound at this show. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided discovering an artist at a concert is one of the great things in life.

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Warped Tour 2003 This was the first festival I had ever been to. Shocked our parents let us make the trip so soon after acquiring our licenses, my friends and I headed out on an adventure to Milwaukee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an adventure we still find ourselves reminiscing about, keys getting locked in car and all. I believe I went to five straight Warped Tours, but none were as special as the first time.

Gentlemen of the Road This festival possibly made me prouder than I ever have been of my

hometown, Dixon. The city managed to get one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest bands to come set up a festival in the wonderful Page Park. Somehow, I almost missed out on this show, but thanks to my sister, I was able to attend. Mumford & Sons electrified the city with their set. However, one of my favorite moments was watching Dawes. Seeing one of my favorite modern bands from the front row was an unforgettable experience. And, as I mentioned earlier, discovering a band at a show is a great feeling. GOTR was my introduction to the band HAIM. Their set was great, and I have been a fan ever since. In fact, they released one of my favorite albums of 2013, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Days Are Gone.â&#x20AC;? The experience of seeing live music in any setting is rejuvenating. I hope you have had similar experiences, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to hear about them.

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National choir begins SVCCA spring season STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 501

DIXON – The National Lutheran Choir, a 60-plus mixed voice chorus based in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., area, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. The performance is part of the Sauk Valley Community Concert Association’s 22nd season. The choir’s members come from a variety of choral backgrounds,

including singers from such college choirs as the St. Olaf Choir, Concordia Choir, Luther Nordic Choir, Augustana College Choir, and the Gustavus Choir. Founded by Dr. Larry Fleming in 1989, the choir is now under the musical direction of Dr. David Cherwien. His work in the music of the Lutheran church is known throughout the country. He has served as a full-time church musician for more than 20 years in Seattle, Chi-

cago and Berlin, and on the faculties of Gustavus Adolphus and Elmhurst Colleges. Currently, he serves as cantor at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The National Lutheran Choir program will consist of classical, sacred, spirituals, and a few very lively gospel songs. Single tickets will be available at the door for this concert, which opens the spring portion of the 2013-2014 season for the SVCCA. The final concert of the season will be the

Abrams Brothers on April 10 at the Abiding Word Hall in Sterling. Included with membership in the Sauk Valley Community Concert Association are reciprocal privileges to see the shows of the Ottawa and Freeport Concert Association shows for no additional cost – a total of eight additional concerts. For more information, visit www.svcca.org, find them on Facebook, or call Roberta Vanderlin at 815-677-6676.

The National Lutheran Choir, a 60-plus mixed voice chorus based in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., area, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave.

music and lyrics by Phil Collins, including the Grammy- and Oscarwinning song, “You’ll Be in My Heart.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $30 for a family pass. Box office hours are from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at

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cussionists, will be March 2 at Rock Falls High School, 102 12th Ave. The program will start at 1 p.m. The top three preliminary performances in each category at each level will receive awards. Individual champions will be announced, and will perform at 5 p.m. at the Premier Showcase in the

high school gymnasium. The Knights Alumni Drum Line and Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensemble also will perform. Guest percussionists and clinicians are Kevin Donka, the 2013 Drum Corps Associates solo snare drum champion, and Washboard Jo, a washboardist, songwriter, singer, and enter-

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IN BRIEF Local high school presents ‘Tarzan’ STERLING – Sterling High School will present, “Tarzan, The Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, and at 2 p.m. March 2 at Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave. The musical features

Percussion contest set for Rock Falls ROCK FALLS – Percussion-Palooza, a solo and ensemble competition by middle school, high school, and post-secondary per-

tainer. Donka also will judge performances. There is no cost to compete. Visit www.rhythmquest.org for entry forms and more information. Spectators can attend for $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for children 5 and younger. –SVM staff reports


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ALTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stephanie Sams can barely keep up with phone calls from customers wanting her to groom their animals, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine with the 29-year-old pet stylist from Jerseyville. She will take the flooded phone lines for the business. Sams does not operate a website for her business, which has increased in volume by 35 percent in the past 9 months, and has been open for more than 2 years. You cannot even find Lucky Dog Groomingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone number online. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of it is word of mouth,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it kind of blew up. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I kind of needed to take a break for a little bit.â&#x20AC;? Sams now grooms more than 90 animals per month, including cats, on top of her parttime job at the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis. One of her best advertisers is a beautician; she takes Samsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cards with her when Sams cuts her dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hair. Some people will take her cards and give them to veterinarian clinics. Others will distribute them to their friends. Part of the reason people are coming to her shop is the lack of pet grooming competition in the Alton area, Sams said. Another reason could be some of the zany pooch cuts she creates. Sams said some dog owners want a style that is a little out there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No promises, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try it and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what it looks like,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it,

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Stephanie Sams connects with Frost during her grooming session Jan. 28 at Lucky Dog Grooming in Alton. Sams does not operate a website for her business, which has increased in volume by 35 percent in the past 9 months, and has been open for more than 2 years. A lot of her business is word of mouth. then we can change it next time.â&#x20AC;? Sams gave her own dog, Yettie, a mohawk and dyed its hair blue. She trimmed a shih tzu to have a Fu Manchustyle mustache, and Frost the Pomeranian looked like a fox after Sams was through. Sams considers herself an artist and takes a lot of before and after pictures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To see where they

were before and then afterward is a big difference,â&#x20AC;? she said. All of her aunts are hairdressers in her native Jerseyville. One of them, who operated a boutique out of her basement, gave Sams some inspiration. Sams branched out on her own, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s satisfied with a job well done. Besides trimming up animals, she also

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And then there was one The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team lost for the first time on Wednesday, falling 62-59 in overtime to unranked Boston College. That leaves Wichita State, at 28-0, as the lone Division I team without a loss.

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Dixon freshman Katlyn Bay is the lone local competing at this weekend’s IHSA state bowling tournament in Rockford. Bay rolled her best six-game series of the season at last weekend’s Freeport Sectional.

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Blood and guts Lally endures painful sectional to get to state BY BRIAN WEIDMAN | bweidman@saukvalley.com | 800-798-4085, ext. 551

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ylian Lally went from having a crackedopen skull to getting another crack at the state wrestling tournament in the span of less than 1 day. The Dixon High School senior endured a roller coaster of an experience at the Pontiac Sectional to earn his second consecutive state

tourney berth. He’ll begin that quest today at State Farm Center in Champaign. Lally, a 145-pound champion at the Geneseo Regional, received a first-round bye at the sectional. His first match this past Friday night was against Pontiac’s Vaughn Hobart. GUTS CONTINUED ON B3 Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

Dixon’s Kylian Lally endured a cracked skull at the 2A Pontiac Sectional in order to secure a berth to the state tournament. Now, the 145-pound senior will look to make as much noise as he can this weekend at State Farm Center in Champaign.

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n the early portion of this wrestling season, Lucas Newburgh was miserable due to his food intake ... or lack thereof. Now it seems like the Rock Falls senior’s only potential health problem is tooth decay. He has reason to smile after finishing second at 195 pounds at the Class 1A Byron Sectional this past weekend. SMILE CONTINUED ON B4 Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

Rock Falls’ Lucas Newburgh realized midway through the season that starving himself to drop to 170 pounds might not be the best thing for his state wrestling chances. Instead, the senior decided to gain weight, and he’s found a home at 195 pounds.

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Dixon’s Bay bowling her best at perfect time BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

Katlyn Bay has no idea what to expect from herself this weekend at the IHSA state bowling meet at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford. If her performance under pressure the past 2 weekends is any indication, it could be a memorable ending to her freshman season. The 14-year-old Dixon High School student has saved her best bowling for last this winter, showing her mettle in the most pressurepacked environments. Her 1,292 six-game series last Saturday was her high-school best, earning her third place at the Freeport Sectional and a berth at state. “I went into it with an open mind, I guess,” Bay said, “and it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. It wasn’t like I hadn’t been in big tournaments before, so that made it easier to adjust and just go out and bowl.” Pressure doesn’t seem to bother Bay one bit. Last year, as an eighth-grader at Reagan Middle School, she finished second at the IESA state meet, and her opening game of 279 set the IESA girls record, and tied the boys mark. Her cool, calm, collected demeanor was on full display again last Saturday. Her morning session finished with a 222 and a 265 after her 178 start, and she closed her afternoon with back-to-back 224s following a 179 opener. GAUGE CONTINUED ON B4

Katlyn Bay file Age: 14 School: Dixon Year: Freshman Sports: Bowling, softball, volleyball Other activities: Band (plays flute), honors choir, dance team, madrigals, role in DHS musical Family: Parents John & Debbie Bay, sisters Samantha (19) and Allison (13) FYI: Placed 2nd at IESA state tournament as 8th grader in 2012, & set record for best game with a 279. … Father, John, has been bowling in Monday night league since he was 19. … Sister, Samantha, made two trips to state meet with Dixon team.

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Kick-started in the corner Sandovalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on Bailey get Golden Warriors going BY DAN WOESSNER DWOESSNER SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

MENDOTA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gabby Sandoval hit the 3-pointer from the corner on one end of the gym that kicked the Sterling offense into high gear in the second quarter. She hit her second 3 on Wednesday early in the third quarter from the opposite corner of the gym to put the dagger in the Dixon Duchessesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season at the 3A Mendota Regional. The Golden Warriors won the semifinal game 50-27 to advance to Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship game, where they will meet top-seeded Mendota (21-3) â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen Mendota, and neither has any of the teams weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played,â&#x20AC;? Sterling coach Julie Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All we know is that they are very long, and that they have five very good players.â&#x20AC;? Against the Duchesses (17-12), the game plan was to make life tough for senior Brooke Bailey. Drawing that duty was primarily Sandoval, but she did have plenty of help from her teammates. Sandoval and company held Bailey to 1-for 13 shooting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has a lot more to do with my teammates helping me out,â&#x20AC;? Sandoval said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great player, and it was them that helped me. I just tried to keep up with her.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to give a lot of credit to Gabby Sandoval,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She does as good a job defensively on Brooke as anyone. There was always a hand in her face.â&#x20AC;? Bailey finished with 12 points. The Truman State-bound senior led Dixon to its best season in a decade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough about what kind of leader sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been,â&#x20AC;? Dixon coach Luke Ravlin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You saw it tonight. She never quits competing, and that effort rubbed off on the entire team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the game that we wanted. Shots werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t falling, but the team didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up, and I was really proud of them.â&#x20AC;? The score remained close for the first 11 minutes, with the Duchesses pulling ahead by a basket on five separate occasions. With 7:19 left in the second quarter, Bailey hit two free throws

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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kayleen Terrock (14) dribbles against the defense of Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brittani Sohn during their Class 3A Mendota Regional semifinal Wednesday night. The Warriors downed the Duchesses 50-27.

Sterling 50, Dixon 27 Star of the game:'ABBY 3ANDOVAL 3TERLING POINTS ASSISTS BLOCK Key performers:#ARLY(ARTLE $IXON POINTS REBOUNDS +IARRA(ARRIS 3TERLING POINTS REBOUNDS Up next:!-ENDOTA2EGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 3TERLINGVS -ENDOTA PM&RIDAY to give Dixon a 10-8 lead. A minute later, Sterling (19-11) tied it, as Sandoval found Maya Pearson under the basket for an easy lay-in. Pearson, a freshman, had six points in the opening half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting to see our young players step up and make plays,â&#x20AC;? Sandoval. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that this season is coming to an end, and we want them to start developing confidence for the future.â&#x20AC;? After an empty Dixon possession, Kayleen Terrock found

Sandoval in the corner in transition for the big 3-pointer that gave Sterling its first lead at 13-10. The momentum shifted permanently to Sterling from that point on, as it closed the half on a 18-4 run to take a 26-14 lead going into the break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we played really well defensively that first quarter and a half,â&#x20AC;? Sandoval said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After that 3, we just started to click offensively. We knew this was the last time weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d play Dixon, and we wanted to be sure that we played our best.â&#x20AC;? Sandoval had eight points in the second quarter, and two assists. She finished with 13 points, including the 3-pointer early in the third that pushed the lead out to 15 points. Kiarra Harris added 13 points and eight rebounds for Sterling. Carly Hartle chipped in 11 points and six rebounds for Dixon.

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MENDOTA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Never mind that Mendota was the No. 1 seed at their home regional. Never mind that Rock Falls was the fifth seed. When they met in their semifinal game Wednesday, a fearless Rock Falls team was closer than what the scoreboard showed, as Mendota moved on to the championship after knocking off the Rockets 64-43. The Trojans (21-3) used a balanced attack to slowly build up their lead as the game wore on, as four players scored in doublefigures. They also took advantage of Rocket foul trouble. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played hard,â&#x20AC;? Rock Falls coach Craig Mammosser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their length obviously affected us. Bailey [Schrader] and Emily [Sauer], our two posts, getting into constant foul trouble the whole night didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help things out either. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mendota made it difficult for us to do anything offensively, and they executed very well on the offensive end.â&#x20AC;? Despite her 5-foot-4 stature, Rock Falls junior Chelsi Blair made the most against the Trojansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; length. She hit four 3-pointers on the night, including a pair in the second quarter. This helped the Rockets (7-19) keep it close in the first half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m short, so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to go into the middle,â&#x20AC;? Blair said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But when I do, I just go up as hard as I can. We all put everything out there that we could. We wanted to win, but I really think

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chelsi Blair (1) drives to the basket around Mendotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abby Bromenschenkel during their Class 3A Mendota Regional semifinal Wednesday night. Mendota won 64-43. that we put everything out there.â&#x20AC;? Around the 3-minute mark of the second quarter, the Rockets got a shot off from the middle of the lane. It fell short, missing the rim and the net, and it headed out of bounds. But Sauer, a meere freshman, leaped after the loose ball, corralled it, and threw it behind her toward the left wing ... where it landed right in the welcoming hands of Blair. After a slight hesitation, she fired up a 25-footer that found the bottom of the net. This cut

Mendotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lead to nine-points, at 28-19. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working on it all season,â&#x20AC;? Blair said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just had a good game, I guess.â&#x20AC;? However, that was as close as the Rockets got the rest of the way. The Trojansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; height and length advantage was just too much to handle, as they ended the game with eight blocks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First half, I thought we were fine,â&#x20AC;? Mammosser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were on the verge coming back a couple of times, and we just made a couple silly mistakes. Some costly turnovers. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re too good of a team to do that against.â&#x20AC;? As the turnovers added up for the Rockets, so did the score on the Mendota side. Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first four possessions in the second half resulted in turnovers, and Mendota used a 15-5 scoring edge in the period to nearly double their lead to 52-28. Blair hit another pair of 3s in the fourth quarter, and finished with a game-high 18 points, but Mendotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lead was too much for Rock Falls to manage a comeback. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played hard,â&#x20AC;? Mammosser reiterated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give the girls credit. The last two nights, we definitely havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played like a 7-19 team.â&#x20AC;?

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Sectional place: 2nd Matmen rank: 9th State experience: 1st appearance First opponent:+URTIS2ADKE  Grayslake Central Outlook: The beast in this bracket is Danny Swan, a junior from Oak Forest who is ranked No. 1 by Illinois Matmen. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who will likely be waiting for Urru tia if he can get past Radke in the first round.

Sectional place: 4th Matmen rank: Not ranked State experience: 1st appearance First opponent:)VAN,OPEZ  Plano Outlook: Edmondson has a favorable FIRST ROUNDDRAWIN,OPEZ!QUARTERFINAL bout against Shelbyvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jared Finley   ISAGOODPOSSIBILITY

kylian LALLY

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Dixon senior Class 2A 145 pounds 32-6

Oregon junior Class 1A 145 pounds 28-14

Sectional place: 4th Matmen rank: 9th State experience: AT First opponent: 3IR2OMEO(OWARD  %AST3T,OUIS Outlook: Lally drew a tough customer in the first round, as Howard is ranked No. BY)LLINOIS-ATMEN!LSOIN,ALLYSHALF of the draw is Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daniel Close, who he has had several memorable battles with the past 2 seasons.

Sectional place: 4th Matmen rank: Not ranked State experience: 1st appearance First opponent:$ANIEL+RUG  "ENTON Outlook: Marchetti will be looking to make a name for himself in the half of the bracket that includes Krug, ranked .OBY)LLINOIS-ATMEN ASWELLAS Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Snow and Vandaliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $ALTON"LANKENSHIP

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bryce IVEY

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Polo sophomore Class 1A 160 pounds 35-5

Morrison junior Class 1A 160 pounds 37-13

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Sectional place: RD Matmen rank: 8th State experience: 1st appearance First opponent: *ACOB"URTON  Monticello Outlook: If Cain can get past Vandaliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s C.J. Runkel, a likely matchup against 0LANOS7ES"ROWN  AWAITSINTHE QUARTERFINALS"ROWNFINISHEDFOURTHAT POUNDSAYEARAGO

Sectional place: 4th Matmen rank: Honorable mention State experience: 1st appearance First opponent: #*2UNKEL  Vandalia Outlook: Runkel is ranked fifth, so Keller WILLBELOOKINGTOSPRINGAFIRST ROUND upset. The bracket appears to be a colli SIONCOURSEBETWEEN0LANOS7ES"ROWN and Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quincy Kalkbrenner, who WONA POUNDSTATETITLEAYEARAGO

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austin SHOUP

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lucas NEWBURGH

Erie-Pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;town senior Class 1A 170 pounds 31-7

Morrison senior Class 1A 182 pounds 27-7

Oregon senior Class 1A 195 pounds 26-14

Rock Falls senior Class 1A 195 pounds 31-9

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Sectional place: 4th Matmen rank: Honorable mention State experience: 1st appearance First opponent:-ATT-ARCOTTE  Herscher Outlook: The bottom half of the bracket looks to be a scramble to see who gets TOFACE7INNEBAGOS3EAN7ARD  in the semifinals. Shoup has to win two bouts to get that chance.

Lally ready for Ottawa rival

Sectional place: 2nd Matmen rank: 9th State experience: 1st appearance First opponent:7ESLEY+IBLER  3T*OSEPH /GDEN Outlook: The draw likely didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do New burgh any favors. If he gets past Kibler, ASECOND ROUNDBOUTAGAINST0LANOS $ERRICK-AISONET  AWAITS-AISON ETWONA POUNDTITLELASTSEASON

bryant LILLY Sterling senior Class 2A 220 pounds 30-11

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In the second period, the wrestlers essentially charged at each other like bulls, and the result was predictable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He went in for a shot, and I decided that if I go in for a shot too, then maybe heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll back off,â&#x20AC;? Lally said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started playing chicken, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t back off, and we hit heads.â&#x20AC;? Hobart, it appeared, got the worst of it. His face was a bloody mess, and mat officials immediately started the 5 minutes of blood time wrestlers are allotted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was on the ground, bleeding, and his nose was all crooked,â&#x20AC;? Lally said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was still standing, so they were more focused on him.â&#x20AC;? Lally quickly discovered he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come out of the encounter unscathed. He felt his scalp and discovered that he, too, was bleeding. He originally thought the blood was from Hobartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injury, but it was coming from a crack in his own head. Lally ended up winning the bout by injury default, then went about the business of preparing for the next day. The first order of business was to tend to his own head wound. A glue-like substance called Second Skin was applied to the injury, and he had to wear a wrestling cap taped to his head for further protection. In a semifinal loss to rival Daniel Close of Ottawa, Lally bled through the cap, causing a delay in the bout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They put some powder in there, got a new

Sectional place: 4th Matmen rank: Not ranked State experience: 1st appearance First opponent:!NTHONY"AUER  Dwight Outlook: "LUMEHASTHEMOSTLOSSESIN the bracket, but at least he is unlikely to face unbeaten wrestlers Planoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Derrick Maisonet of Plano and Riverdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Terry 7HITE  EARLYON

Sectional place:RD Matmen rank: Honorable mention State experience: 1st appearance First opponent:4RISTAN0ENROD  Mt. Vernon Outlook: Lilly watched his older brother, Curtis, compete at state the past 2 years, and now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his turn. If he defeats 0ENROD RANKEDTHBY)LLINOIS-ATMEN ALIKELYQUARTERFINALBOUTAGAINST-ONTINIS Edgar Ruano, ranked No. 2, awaits.

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Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kylian Lally wrestles Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daniel Close for first place at the NIB-12 Tournament earlier this year. Close has had Lallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number of late, but the Dixon senior is looking forward to meeting him at the state tournament this weekend. cap, and that worked out,â&#x20AC;? Lally said. Lally secured his state berth with a victory against Kanelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Riley Vanik in the wrestleback round, but settled for fourth place after losing to Hobart in the thirdplace bout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first step, but I want to place,â&#x20AC;? Lally said of getting to state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s satisfying, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not where I want to be yet. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still more to it.â&#x20AC;? At state, Lally (32-6) will take on East St. Louisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SirRomeo Howard (31-2), who is ranked No. 2 by Illinois Matmen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I can knock off the second-ranked guy right away,â&#x20AC;? Lally said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;that would be pretty great.â&#x20AC;? Dixon coach Chris Bishop noted half the battle, if not more, is on the mental side. Lally has done all the physical preparation, both in-season and out-ofseason, that is necessary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to go in there with the attitude he can

wrestle with any of these guys that are there,â&#x20AC;? Bishop said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and he can. He needs to believe, just wrestle his style, and he can end up on the podium.â&#x20AC;? Then there is the matter of another possible Close encounter. Lally has wrestled Close six times the past 2 years, and the tide has definitely turned in the Pirate wrestlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favor. Close won a bout at state last year that put him in the medal round, and he eventually finished fourth at 138 pounds. This year, Close won decisive decisions at the NIB-12 Tournament and the Pontiac Sectional. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the first time I just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared,â&#x20AC;? Lally said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last weekend, he just came out better prepared again, but I think this weekend, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get it where it counts.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of those challenges where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to rise up and put the other stuff in the past,â&#x20AC;? Bishop said.

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Next up is the state tournament, which begins today at State Farm Center in Champaign. Newburgh was a sectional qualifier as a sophomore and junior, but this marks the first time heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advanced to state. He described this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sectional tournament as getting a monkey off his back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I would have been a three-time sectional qualifier and no state,â&#x20AC;? Newburgh said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would have been really upset.â&#x20AC;? Newburgh, an allconference performer at offensive guard for the Rock Falls football team, finished that season weighing 188 pounds. Getting down to 182 pounds was as simple as a few grueling wrestling workouts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was definitely the weight I was most comfortable at, because I could eat and drink whatever I want,â&#x20AC;? Newburgh said. Newburgh wanted options, however, when it came to the postseason. One of those options was certifying early in the season at 170 pounds, if he could cut enough weight. That meant sacrifices. He wore layers of clothing to sweat-filled practices. He barely ate at breakfast, and skipped lunch. Drinking pop was totally out of the question. The only vice he allowed himself was a roll or two of Smarties a day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically, I would come to school and be miserable during the day,â&#x20AC;? Newburgh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d chew gum, I was crabby all day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lucas Newburgh wrestles Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noah Leffelman during a meet earlier this year. Newburgh added weight throughout the season to wrestle at 195 pounds in the postseason. couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even function.â&#x20AC;? Finally, before a triangular against Rockford Lutheran and Winnebago on Dec. 18, Newburgh dipped to 170 pounds on the nose. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wrestle that night, as the Crusaders and Indians didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t field wrestlers in that weight class. That was the one and only night, it turned out, Newburgh could have competed at that weight class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my senior year,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be miserable the whole time.â&#x20AC;? Newburgh quickly moved up to the 182pound weight class, and was having success. He finished sixth at the prestigious Princeton Tournament, losing a 2-1, double overtime decision to top-ranked Brendan Menacher of Monticello in the quarterfinals. Not quite 3 weeks after that tournament, however, Newburgh decided to make another move, this time up to 195 pounds. There were two main reasons. First, he looked statewide at the 182-pound

weight class, saw how difficult it was, and liked his chances better at 195. Second, he liked the idea of using his quickness against slightly bigger opponents. Takedowns would be a priority, while riding time would not. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You win the match on your feet,â&#x20AC;? Newburgh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can take somebody down, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to win the match, and I felt confident about that.â&#x20AC;? That was on display at the Byron Sectional. In a semifinal bout against Orionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noah Bridgewater, the score was tied 1-1, and time was winding down in the first overtime period. Newburgh went to his favorite shot â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a sweep single to the right â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and executed it perfectly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually funny how it went down,â&#x20AC;? Newburgh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was facing away from the clock. I looked up at the clock, and then I looked back at him. We were head-tohead, and then he turned his head toward the clock. I was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my time to go.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went for it, and he

just fell right on the mat.â&#x20AC;? Rock Falls coach Derick Cox has embraced Newburghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going up a weight class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lost a match all year where he got the first takedown,â&#x20AC;? Cox said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The other thing about going to 195 pounds is heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be wrestling guys for the first time, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to go in his favor. With his style, I think guys were starting to adapt to it.â&#x20AC;? An added benefit of being at 195 for Newburgh is he can eat whatever he pleases, with little or no chance to exceeding that weight limit. For Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action, he weighed in at 184.7 pounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m kind of embarrassed to say it, but I drink pop,â&#x20AC;? Newburgh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I drink chocolate milk. I eat just like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not in wrestling season, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really that horrible.â&#x20AC;? At state, Newburgh (319) will have his work cut out for him. He opens against Wesley Kibler (306) of St. Joseph-Ogden, and then waiting for the winner will likely be Planoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Derrick Maisonet (45-0), who won a 220pound title a year ago. Newburgh is realistic about the situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I win my first match, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an all-right draw,â&#x20AC;? Newburgh said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but if I lose, then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s terrible because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a 1-anddone. In my opinion, neither of us will beat Maisonet, because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a defending state champion, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 45-0, and I just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be touched in my bracket. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I win my first match and drop down into wrestlebacks, I have a great opportunity to take home a medal.â&#x20AC;?

Bay hoping to improve on sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state marks GAUGE

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honestly, I bowl better in those situations,â&#x20AC;? Bay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bowl well, I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be bowling the next tournament, so it helps push me to be at my best.â&#x20AC;? When Bay gets locked in, nothing seems to crack her veneer â&#x20AC;Ś not even something as trivial as her score. While coach Larry LaCoursiere never lets his bowlers watch the standings, Bay has an easy time avoiding the leaderboard. Instead, she relies on her hard work and form to carry her through, and is often surprised where she ends up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew I was bowling well, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really look at where I was in the standings,â&#x20AC;? Bay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone else was more excited than me, because they knew where I stood, and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until the end that I realized I was bowling well enough to move on to next week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just get talking to other people, like my family and Larry and Emily [Quaco, her Dixon teammate] and the other bowlers, and you can lose track of the bigger picture.â&#x20AC;? Bay said she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel any different heading into Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sectional, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any notion she would fare as well as she did.

those up-and-down swings lately has been Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to pick up spares. While it was something she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as consistent with earlier in the year, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been taking advantage of every opportunity the past 2 weeks. But the biggest advantage Bay may have is her reliance on herself. Always happy to help her team, she said not having them there bowling next to her this weekend may actually help take the pressure off of her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I mess up and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com Dixon freshman bowler Katlyn Bay has not allowed bowl well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m only letting myself down, not the postseason pressure to rattle her nerves. whole team,â&#x20AC;? Bay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know I have to focus and But LaCoursiere knew a big key. Not only has she was hitting her stride Bay been on the big stage bowl my best, because my team isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there to â&#x20AC;Ś literally. before, albeit not at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a lot high-school level, but her hold me up.â&#x20AC;? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the sibling smoother in her involvement in so many rivalry card Bay can play approach,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I other activities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; volleythis weekend. Her older attribute that to her hard ball, softball, band (she sister, Samantha, made work and practicing with plays flute), the dance two trips to state with a teammates like Emily. team, choir, madrigals, full Duchesses team, and Katlyn learns quickly from and a role in the DHS placed 52nd individually watching others, and she musical â&#x20AC;&#x201C; prepares her as a junior in 2011 with a can get comfortable with for whatever bowling 12-game total of 2,323. any adjustment in any throws at her. While LaCoursiere does situation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helps me adjust his best not to compare A little luck of the draw quicker to every difthe two, Katlyn is permight help Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comfort ferent situation I find level Friday. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paired myself in,â&#x20AC;? said Bay, also fectly aware of what she wants to accomplish with a girl from Belvidere a straight-A student tied when it comes to such and another from Belfor first in the freshman comparisons. videre North, who Bay class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m used to stayâ&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes me want to bowled with at sectionals. ing busy, focusing on one do better than her,â&#x20AC;? KatLaCoursiere believes the thing before moving on familiar faces, as well as to another, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big lyn Bay said with a smile. the talent level of those when it comes to the ups â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a little sibling rivalry there, and two bowlers, will again and downs of a bowling that pushes me to work help Bay raise her game. tournament.â&#x20AC;? harder and get better.â&#x20AC;? Experience will also be The key to avoiding

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MINNEAPOLIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The shots missed in a variety of ways, as usual. Illinois missed all but one of its first 11 shots Wednesday night at â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Barnâ&#x20AC;? against Minnesota as the Gophers claimed an 11-point lead in the first 7 minutes of the first half. Illini fans could see where this was headed at Williams Arena. Then something unpredictable happened. A Jon Ekey 3-pointer, shortly thereafter followed with Kendrick Nunn and Tracy Abrams 3s. The Illini made 6 of 9 from beyond the arc in the first half to trail by only three points at halftime before taking control in the second half of a 62-49 victory.

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Illinois guard Tracy Abrams (13) drives against Minnesota guard Daquein McNeil during the first half Wednesday in Minneapolis. The Illini (15-12, 4-10 Big Ten) were making a game of it thanks to freshman guard Nunn and veteran center Nnanna Egwu, who helped the Illini put together one of

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Big Ten game since early January. The Illini shot only 32 percent in the first half, typical of their Big Ten worst 36.8 percent shooting average heading into the game. But they finished the game with their best shooting night, at 42.2 percent, since losing to Iowa on Feb. 1 and their highest point total in three games. Egwu put together another strong performance with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Nunn again proved his potential with five 3-pointers and a gamehigh 19 points overall.

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The Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Joakim Noah (right) drives at the Raptorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Amir Johnson during Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Toronto. The Bulls won 94-92.

Fighting for important win Chicago tops Toronto in physical, playoff-type game BY K.C. JOHNSON #HICAGO4RIBUNE

TORONTO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tyler Hansbrough and Nazr Mohammed engaged in some extracurricular shoving that produced a double technical foul. Hansbrough reprised his rowdy role later with Mike Dunleavy, this time resulting in a double personal foul. Taj Gibson barked at the Raptorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bench after a made basket. Tom Thibodeau drew his eighth technical foul to lead all coaches. Kyle Lowry, Carlos Boozer, DeMar DeRozan and D.J. Augustin joined the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tâ&#x20AC;? party. Who said the Eastern Conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third seed isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t important? Actually, the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chippy 94-92 victory Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their fourth straight â&#x20AC;&#x201C; offered just another example of the physical, toughminded play that has defined their resurgence. That it featured Jimmy Butler stuffing

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court on November 4, 2013, in Farmers State Bank of Sublette v. Gerald L. Folsom, Roberta K. Folsom, Unknown Owners, and Non-Record Claimants, Case No. 13 CH 109 ST, Whiteside County, Illinois, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate are Susan Cook, Vice President/Senior Loan Officer, Farmers State Bank of Sublette, 303 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Sublette, Illinois 61367, (815) 849-5242. (B) The common address of the real estate is 402 E. 12th St., Sterling, Illinois 61081. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 7 in Block 9 of Elias D. LeFevreÕs 3rd Addition to the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded September 13, 1895 in Plat Book 5, page 45. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residence. (E) The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale. (F) The time and place of the sale are as follows: In lobby of the Whiteside County Courts Facility, 200 E. Knox, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2014. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within seven (7) days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. FARMERS STATE BANK OF SUBLETTE, Plaintiff By EHRMANN GEHLBACH BADGER LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC By Douglas E. Lee Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com February 13, 20, 27, 2014

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NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Randy E. Brunk Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 13 IN BLOCK 2 IN SUNNYSIDE SUBDIVISION, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF ROCK FALLS, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 401 W. 19th Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 and which said Mortgage was made by: Randy E. Brunk Kathy A. Brunk the Mortgagor(s), to Norwest Mortgage, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois, as Document No. 3783-94; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending.

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(IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court on November 4, 2013, in Farmers State Bank of Sublette v. Gerald L. Folsom, Roberta K. Folsom, Unknown Owners, and NonRecord Claimants, Case No. 13 CH 109 ST, Whiteside County, Illinois, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate are Susan Cook, Vice President/Senior Loan Officer, Farmers State Bank of Sublette, 303 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Sublette, Illinois 61367, (815) 849-5242. (B) The common address of the real estate is 402 E. 12th St., Sterling, Illinois 61081. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 7 in Block 9 of Elias D. LeFevreÕs 3rd Addition to the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded September 13, 1895 in Plat Book 5, page 45. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residence. (E) The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale. (F) The time and place of the sale are as follows: In lobby of the Whiteside County Courts Facility, 200 E. Knox, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2014. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within seven (7) days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. FARMERS STATE BANK OF SUBLETTE, Plaintiff By EHRMANN GEHLBACH BADGER LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC By Douglas E. Lee Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com February 13, 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS Vs.

Martin Vaile a/k/a Martin E. Vaile a/k/a Martin Eugene Vaile; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00103 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/6/2012, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 3/20/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: IN BOOK 'C' OF PLATS, ON PAGE 4, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 07-02-31-428-016 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 617 4th Avenue Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney.

on or before March 17, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT.

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

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If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1).

CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-30492

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IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1412-12562. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 2014

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application at the Dixon store. Experienced Legal Secretary wanted, Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling & calendaring, document production, filing, & answering phones. To apply please send resumes to either saukvalleylaw@ gmail.com or Box #:1206 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Moring Disposal is accepting applications for drivers. Class B CDL only with air brakes endorsement for work performed out of our Rock Falls facility. We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package. Our benefit package includes uniform, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, and 401-K with employer match. Apply in person only at our Rock Falls location at 2110 McNeil Road, Rock Falls, between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30 Monday through Friday. Moring Disposal, Inc. conducts pre-employment and random drug screens. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Pit Stop 600 W Rt. 30 Rock Falls and 2000 E 4th St. Sterling. Looking for full time mechanic experience required. Apply in person.

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

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LICENSED DAY CARE has openings. 4C's accepted. (815)284-0461,

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AREA GARAGE SALES 624 ROCK FALLS GARAGE SALES 624 CLS Thrift Shop Love month Sale HUGE SALE 50% OFF! Feb 20-22, 9am-4 pm. Stop by for great deals any time. We rang in the New Year with a new pricing system, come in and check us out! 607 1st Ave, Rock Falls 815-625-0517

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STERLING GARAGE SALES 624

FURNITURE

755

Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477. Sofa Bed, gray & black, $95 815441-7135 Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 2 Calico black and gray cats, both spayed. Need a new home. Call 815-625-2612 3 Akita dogs, free to good homes only. 6 mos., 1 ½ yrs & 5yrs old. Call 815-508-7534. Beagle puppies, 7 weeks old. $200. 815-626-4671

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705

Blue nose Pitbull, 9 weeks old. $150. 815-590-9913.

*Attic Treasures* New Store Open 639 Palmyra Rd. Dixon

Free cats to good homes, males only. 815-548-9511.

I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

Italian Greyhound puppies, will be 8lbs. full grown. $400/ea. 815-2130239.

GUNS & ARCHERY

706

Fingerprints for conceal carry. Get clearance before you pay for classes and license. For appointments call 815-716-8478. Illinois Concealed Carry Class Feb. 22 & 23 Dixon /Amboy Area Call Mike Koppien 815-440-0675 or Bryant Remrey 815-440-2677 to sign up

APPLIANCES

710

CLOVER HILLS LEASE TO OWN APPLIANCES TV’S MATTRESSES

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WOOD / FUEL

746

Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249

MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917

SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307 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!

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

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS 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. The Play Chicago Tickets & transportation. $90 Sunday March 2nd. Bank of America Theater in Chicago. Call Chris or Jackie 815-626-8181

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MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1995 Polaris special XLT 600. 1980 Artic Cat Jag 340 FS and Triton 2 place trailer. Like new! $2,450. Call 815-625-3214 25” TV's for sale, older models. RCA. $10/ea. Call Super 8 Rock Falls, 815626-8800. 32” Panasonic flat screen TV, 1yr old. Works! $100. 815625-8805. 32” Sanyo TV, $60, 815-441-7135 32” Sharp color TV. Works good. $15 obo 815-8573922 70's SCHWINN Breeze ladies Road Cruiser bike $65 815-288-3694 Cross Country skis, boots, & poles. (not downhill) $30 815-6256284 Dishes, very nice service for 12 w/ serving pieces, (cr. & sugar, platter, etc. $100 815-6250355

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE DISH TV Retailer Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-256-1057

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -You may be feeling romantic, but caution must be taken where intimacy is concerned. Hurt feelings and resentment will develop if your actions or intentions are misinterpreted.

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Round bales of alfalfa & grass hay $70/ea. 100 small square bales alfalfa hay, $5/ea. 815946-2568.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Get to know your friends and neighbors better. You can obtain a lot of information by listening and observing how others react to situations that arise, and you can contribute valuable input as well.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Flexibility will be necessary when dealing with a personal or business partner, and will also help to strengthen your union. Take measures to ensure that your property is protected before leaving home.

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2007 Buick Lucerne CX2-V8, 80K, full power, leather, XM radio, extended warranty $8900. Dixon 815-456-2155

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“ S K ’ J M Y N W WA S I L B M K N X K E B M P B A J

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your home decor and improvement plans will prove challenging if you let someone meddle. Refrain from listening to anyone trying to deter you from following through with your project.

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PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Engage in opportunities that will expand your mind and skill set. Explore alternate sources of entertainment to bring about a positive change in your personal life.

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Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You mustn’t allow others to stifle your talents. Follow your intuition and keep your dreams in sight. Your excellent memory is an important facet of your personality.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Let your imagination inspire you. Find a hobby that stimulates and rejuvenates your imagination. Your efforts may be rewarding if you are able to market your new skills.

904

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CELEBRITY CIPHER

Your compassion and generosity will result in unexpected rewards this year. Your actions will be recognized by those in a position to enhance your prospects. Decisive action and determination on your part will serve to improve your reputation and status.

CLASSIC CARS

get all the pertinent information before you make a decision. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Take a look at your personal and business relationships. Someone you are dealing with may be looking for a firm commitment. Be honest and up-front about your concerns.

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Answer to Previous Puzzle

18 Thole filler 20 Joyce Carol — 21 Clay-target sport 22 Carpet unit 23 Port near Hong Kong 24 Pseudopod possessor (var.) 25 Hot spring 27 Mattress problem 29 Tim of Westerns 30 Coast Guard off. 32 Hindu Mr. 34 Packed away

37 Lawn invaders 38 Billboards 41 Fakes out the goalie 43 — Dame 45 Shoved off 47 Kind of muffin 48 Morays 49 Harvard rival 50 Cloud backdrop 51 Round Table knight 52 Dot in the Seine 53 KGB counterpart 54 Instant lawn

PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS: Get more puzzles in “Random House Crossword MegaOmnious” Vols. 1 & 2

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Resist telling anyone intimate details about your personal life. Serious problems may arise if you are not mindful of someone else’s privacy. Use discretion in both personal and professional relationships. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Lighten up and have some fun. Accepting invitations to social activities is a sure way to meet new and exciting people. A casual encounter may lead to a lasting friendship. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Your position may be jeopardized if someone tries to take credit for your work. Expend the effort and present and promote your accomplishments to your employer to ensure your advancement. ©2014 UFS 2-20

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YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Passat S 1.8T

MSRP....................................$23,085* Our Discount...........................$1,162* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

29,258*

$

2014 VW Passat TDI SE

Stk# EE8116

MSRP....................................$29,765* Our Discount...........................$1,435* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

YOUR PRICE

26,830*

$

Stk# EE8031

YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Passat TDI

MSRP....................................$34,860* Our Discount...........................$1,704* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

20,423*

$

2014 VW Passat TDI SE

Stk# EE8117

MSRP....................................$31,840* Our Discount...........................$1,580* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

YOUR PRICE

28,760*

$

Stk# EE8130

YOUR PRICE

31,656*

$

2014 VW Touareg VR6

MSRP....................................$49,320* Our Discount...........................$2,649* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

Stk# EE7860

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YOUR PRICE

815-625-9600

45,171*

$

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