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New set of eyes on books? Some agencies stick with same auditors; others rotate BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5525

DIXON – The city of Dixon stuck with the same auditing firm for decades, a relationship that ended with the arrest of the city’s comptroller in 2012. Last year, months after Rita Crundwell was sent to prison, CliftonLarsonAllen settled a civil lawsuit with the city for $35 million. That was in response to the city’s claim that the firm’s annual review of city finances had failed to catch Crundwell’s

theft of nearly $54 million. Depositions indicated that members of CliftonLarsonAllen’s staff were personally close to Crundwell. One of the firm’s accountants had even asked Crundwell for a date. She said no. Long ago, the auditors would go to a bar with Crundwell and others from the city after completing an audit. She was a member of the firm’s softball team. In the wake of the Crundwell scandal, Dixon went with a new firm, Milwaukeebased Wipfli. Both Wipfli and Clifton have

Dixon offices. A block from Dixon City Hall is the Old Lee County Courthouse. Like the city, the county has stayed with the same auditing firm, Clifton, for at least 2 decades and probably longer, with no plans to end the relationship. Recently, though, Clifton has brought auditors from its branch in Peoria to handle the county’s audit to “mix it up,” according to County Board Chairman Rick Ketchum, D-Amboy. AUDITORS CONTINUED ON A4

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First Ward Alderwoman Deanne Hoy addresses the audience during a meeting of the Amboy City Council on March 17.

Another look at incident Prosecutor changes mind on Amboy case BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5525

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Jeremy Trump, a junior at Rock Falls High School, gulps down doughnuts Friday afternoon during an individual eating competition in the gymnasium. There also was a team relay event Friday.

AMBOY – The Lee County state’s attorney, who had decided not to file charges against Amboy Mayor Tom Nauman, is now calling for further investigation. On Friday morning, State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller said Anna her office didn’t Sacco-Miller have enough evidence to proceed with criminal charges in an incident involving the mayor and Alderwoman Deanne Hoy. But after meeting with Hoy on Friday afternoon, SaccoMiller reversed herself, saying she would refer the case to state police for further investigation. At a City Council meeting in March, Hoy accused Nauman of striking her twice in the arm during a confrontation outside a local restaurant. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department investigated the incident and turned over its reports to the state’s attorney’s office, which declined to provide details. At the council meeting, Hoy had called for Nauman to resign. INCIDENT CONTINUED ON A9

COMMUNITY Competing for “The Founders” team and dressed as Honest Abe, Dylan Cox chews through a doughnut during the annual Rock Falls High School eating contest. The competition raised $1,174.20 for the Sauk Valley Food Bank.

Rock Falls High School students Connor Cain (left), Brylan Dickinson and Lukas Pounder celebrate their team’s victory Friday afternoon. Friday’s was the sixth annual contest.

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Donnie Chappell’s Rock Falls baseball teams win, and have fun doing it. See Page A3

Feeling your best The Doctors bust eight antiaging myths Also inside USA Weekend: Lasagna with spring veggies Amazon Fire TV reviewed Beer facts and fiction

A look back at Easter egg hunts in Morrison and Dixon last week. PAGE C12

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unny how, the moment I turn off my recorder, the conversation gets good. It’s baseball season, so I finally crossed (back) over to sports and chatted with longtime Rock Falls baseball skipper Donnie Chappell. As soon as I hit the stop button, he made a very interesting comparison between his labor of love and my old one. “You can’t make everybody happy,� said Chappell, who is in his 15th season at the helm of the perennial powerhouse program. So true, Mr. Chappell. But he also pointed out that he’s had only one heated phone call from a parent during his tenure. And if there’s anything that I’ve learned since moving to the Sauk Valley, it’s that Rock Falls folks will let you know what they think, whether it be good, bad or ugly. So, Chappell’s gotta be doing a lot of things right. While the post-recording portion of our conversation was fascinating to me, the stuff my microphone grabbed was pretty doggone good, too. Hear it in the latest People’s Voice podcast at www.saukvalley.com. Much like Chappell, who reflexively deflects credit to his players for titles of many shapes and sizes, our chat was so stinking good because of the interviewee, not the interviewer.

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Listen online (EARTHEINTERVIEWWITH LONGTIME2OCK&ALLS (IGH3CHOOLBASEBALL COACH$ONNIE#HAPPELL at saukvalley.com. I got to know Chappell and his boy, Brett, pretty well during the 2012 season. The SVM sports writers aren’t assigned beats, but I’m pretty sure I covered a Rockets baseball game every week. That 2012 team was a fun one, and its ability to enjoy the game came from the top. See, even though Donnie is very good at keeping his fingertips off buttons that don’t need pushing, he brings one Fenway-sized thing to the table: his love for the game. He and his fellow coaches don’t beat their players over the head with 3-hour practices. “I always tell them, ‘If you were at practice, and you weren’t laughing and having fun, you shouldn’t have been here,’� Chap-

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Rock Falls baseball coach Donnie Chappell congratulates Cayden Erickson as he rounds the bases after hitting a 3-run home run in Tuesday’s win over Rockford Lutheran. pell said. “It’s high school sports.� He can sense when his team needs a mental break, and then backs off on the practice or, perhaps better yet, builds things into the routine – like batting practice, of course – that get his guys feeling good about themselves. Something pretty neat happened at the outset of the season. The season had already been delayed by winter’s tenacious grip, and then the Rockets began practice a week

late – with tear-logged hearts – in the wake of the fatal shooting of Rock Falls freshman Matthew Anderson. In fact, the first practice was the night before the visitation. Chappell’s guys played catch for about half an hour before grabbing a bucket to sit on and enjoying each other’s company. He says he saw a weight slowly lift off his players’ shoulders. “It was good to see them laugh, and they got their mind off it,� Chap-

pell said. “No one should ever have to deal with that – kids, parents, or anybody.� But it warms my heart that a simple game like baseball is a vehicle for such healing. It’s no wonder Chappell loves the game as much as he does. For those wondering how long he’ll coach, he didn’t give me a definitive answer. But it sounds like, barring the unforeseen, he’ll be the guy in the dugout until his youngest, 11-year-old

Chase, graduates from high school. That’s a good thing. A very good thing. As Annie Savoy, the muse of the Bulls in one of my favorite films, “Bull Durham,� coined: “I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. And the only church that truly feeds the soul, day-in day-out, is the Church of Baseball.� Church. Chappell. Coincidence? Sure. But it sure is a fun one.

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Leola A. Kent STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leola A. Kent, 92, of Sterling, died Thursday, April 24, 2014. She was employed by Johnson and Higgins Insurance Brokers for 30 years before her retirement in March 1987. She was born July 2, 1921, in Sterling, to Harold A. and Ada (Stees) Hunsberger. She graduated from Sterling High School in 1940. She married Robert F. Kent of Boston in July 1955, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1975. She attended classes at Brown Business College and DePaul College in Chicago. She was a fan of the DePaul Blue Demons and Chicago Cubs. She worked at Green River Ordinance Plant during World War II in the personnel department. She also worked for General Motors in Chicago in the office, and returned to Sterling after her retirement. Leola was a member of the Pilot Club Business. She also was a member of the Professional Industrial Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, where she was president and treasurer; Women of Moose 267; Rebecca Circle; C.W.F.

Club; and First Christian Church of Sterling. She did a Lot of volunteer work for F.I.S.H., Sterling High School Foundation, and the Blue and Gold Paper. Survivors include one sister, Cheryl (Ernie) Lippens of Harmon; three brothers, Lowell (Corinne) Hunsberger of Dixon, Gerry (Judy) Hunsberger of Sterling, and Roger (Carol) Hunsberger of Kennesaw, Ga.; two aunts, June Pries of Rock Falls and Doris Grim of Louisville, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Duaine, Kennard, and Harold Hunsberger. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m Tuesday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Courtney Montgomery Chandler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling. Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established. Visit schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Susan D. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hohlen DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Susan D. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sueâ&#x20AC;? Hohlen, 49, of Dixon, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, following a short battle with cancer. She was born June 24, 1964, in Dixon, the daughter of William and Karen (Anderson) Willett. She married Kent Hohlen on May 11, 1985, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. Since 2006, she was the executive director of the United Way of Lee County, where she volunteered for many community organizations. Sue was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, Lee County 4-H Board, Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Ambassadors, and the Iowa State University Farm House Fraternity Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club. She was a past board member of St. Mary Grade School in Dixon and past

president of the P.T.A. at Reagan Middle School in Dixon. She was involved with the Palmyra Hillbillies 4-H Club. She is survived by her husband; her children, Justin Hohlen of Ames, Iowa, and Lexie Hohlen of Dixon; her parents, Bill and Karen Willett of Dixon; her sister, Wendy Willett of Dixon; and numerous friends. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Post House Ballroom in Dixon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. Memorials have been established to the United Way and Lee County 4-H Fairgrounds. Visit thejonesfh.com to send condolences.

Louise C. Pogue AURORA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Louise C. Pogue, 90, of Aurora, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Alden Courts Care Center in Aurora. She taught at various schools, including English at Dixon High School, retiring after 22 years. Louise was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Monmouth, the daughter of Thomas and Grace (Cobb) Shimmin. She married Max Rankin Pogue on Dec. 23, 1945, in Roseville. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, Philip Max (Carol) of Aurora, Thomas Earl of Macomb, and Garrett Dirk (Vicky) of Mundelein; four granddaughters; one grandson; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Media. Visit banksandbeals. com to send condolences.

Marilyn C. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Anderson SHEFFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marilyn C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maryâ&#x20AC;? Anderson, 84, of Sheffield, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services in Sheffield is handling arrangements.

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Richard A. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Skelton Sr. SAN ANTONIO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Richard A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dickâ&#x20AC;? Skelton Sr. passed away peacefully Friday, April 18, 2014, in San Antonio, at the age of 81, with his two sons, Rick and Jeff, by his side. He was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Milton and Edna (Dee Due Mong) Skelton. He was raised in Rock Falls, and graduated from Rock Falls High in 1950. He then went on to run for Northern Illinois University, where he became a two-time NAIA All American in the mile, in 1953 and 1954, with a best time of 4:12. He was inducted

into Rock Falls Hall of Fame in 2002 as a longdistance runner. He spent most of his career in Orlando, Fla., as a teacher and track coach. He is survived by his sister, Sue Hondley; and his two sons, Rick and Jeff Skelton. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Winter Park, 1021 N. New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, www.fbcwp. org. Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home in Ivanhoe, Fla., is handling arrangements. Visit baldwinfairchild. com to send condolences.

Mary Tee Seeger KERRVILLE, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mary Tee Seeger, 90, of Kerrville, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at home at Sterling House in Kerrville. She was born in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Schwarz) Tee. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Downers Grove High School. She worked as a secretary at Electro Motive (General Motors) before settling into homemaking as a wife and mother. Mary married the love of her life, Roe E. Seeger, on Dec. 6, 1947, in Westmont. They settled in Dixon. Following her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retirement, they moved to Kerrville, Texas, in 1977. A lifelong member of the Catholic faith, she raised her family in its rich traditions. She was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Kerrville, where she had many fellow parishioners who will miss her dearly. Mary was well traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mary will be remembered for her sweet personality and winning smile. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her son, William â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billâ&#x20AC;? Seeger and wife, Pam; daughter, Margaret â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peggyâ&#x20AC;? Seeger

Renne and husband, Randall; grandchildren, Katy Seeger Diehl and husband Mark, Meg Seeger, John Seeger, Nicholas Renne, and Matthew Renne; sisters, Margaret Tee LaLonde and Martha Tee Duffy; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends, neighbors, and her church family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Joe Tee; and her brothers-in-law, Jim LaLonde and Bill Duffy. A time of visitation and reflection will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the narthex of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Kerrville, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville. Kerrville Funeral Home is handling arrangements. The family has requested no flowers, please. Memorial donations may be forwarded to Notre Dame Catholic Church or St. Vincent De Paul Society, both in Kerrville, Texas. Visit kerrvillefuneralhometx.com and select Obituaries, then select â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sign Guestbookâ&#x20AC;? at the right top of the individual memorial, to send condolences.

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Some government entities change their auditors occasionally. Sterling, for instance, puts out the work for public bids every 4 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had low bids from three different firms in the last three bid cycles,â&#x20AC;? City Manager Scott Shumard and City Finance Director Cindy Von Holten said in a memo in 2012, shortly after Crundwell was arrested. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a result, in the last 6 years, we have had 3 different auditing firms conduct the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual audit. This

not only keeps our costs lower, but also ensures that someone new looks over the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books every several years.â&#x20AC;? In Rock Falls, Clifton has handled the audits for the past decade, City Administrator Robbin Blackert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each time we have done [requests for proposals] over the last 10 years, CliftonLarsonAllen has been the successful bidder,â&#x20AC;? she said in an email. For Whiteside County, Wipfli has done the audit for the past 3 years, County Administrator Joel Horn said. The county solicits bids â&#x20AC;&#x153;not necessarily every 3 years, but fairly frequently, depend-

ing on increases in cost, etc.,â&#x20AC;? he said. Experts disagree on whether government entities should change their auditors every few years. The Chicagobased Better Government Association, a watchdog group, likes the idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt to have a different set of eyes,â&#x20AC;? said Patrick Rehkamp, a senior investigator with the association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I were

on a board, I would say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maybe we should take [the audit] somewhere else.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? In Dixon, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;if different people were looking at the books, that could have stoppedâ&#x20AC;? Crundwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theft. Rehkamp said he understands why other major organizations in the area such as Lee County have stayed with Clifton despite the Crundwell scandal.

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New marketer wants Venetian Night at riverfront BY MATT MENCARINI MMENCARINI SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dixon Main Street on Friday introduced a Morrison woman as its new events and marketing coordinator. Giana Bonneur, 33, who will officially begin work with Main Street on May 1, will oversee all events and promotions that take place on the riverfront, in addition to working on other Main Street promotions. During a news conference at the riverfront, Main Street Executive Director Josh Albrecht said Bonneurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales background in working

for Mary Kay, including her sales experience in downtown Chicago, was among the reasons she was hired. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has event planning experience,â&#x20AC;? Albrecht said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[She] has a lot of great ideas. ... We think sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a very dynamic, exciting person to add to our team.â&#x20AC;? Bonneurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first project, she said, will be to bring a Venetian Night to the Dixon riverfront. Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Venetian Night has been around for more than 50 years and includes music, food, and a lighted boat parade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very excited to

have [this] o p p o r t u n ity,â&#x20AC;? Bonneur said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dixon is an exciting place to be. I live in MorGiana rison now, Bonneur and we often come here because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great place to be. ... Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just looking forward to contributing to that.â&#x20AC;? Dixon has a lot of momentum involved in its downtown and riverfront, she said, and she wants to add a few inaugural events, like the Venetian Night. Bonneur grew up in the Chicago suburbs

and earned a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from Northern Illinois University before spending time as a fellowship recipient at Northwestern Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduate school, according to a Dixon Main Street news release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to see the riverfront be the place to be,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to see something happening on the riverfront all the time. When I moved out here, I saw all these rivers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Mississippi River, which I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow up on, and the Rock River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I always think, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there more going on when you have all these waterfronts?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Riverfront events Activity along the riverfront will increase next month, as Main Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical Fridays concert series begins May 2, in addition to the farmers market being moved from Haymarket Square to the riverfront. The musical Fridays concerts will be held each Friday, from noon to 1 p.m., at the gazebo on the west side of the riverfront, according to a news release. The concert series will start in May instead of June, as in previous years, Albrecht said, and run through September. Musical Fridays per-

formances will include Ray Rose, Olivia Dvorak and Kathy Cecchetti and Friends, among others. Main Street also announced a mini-golf outing at the riverfront, to be held May 30 and 31. The course will be open to the public that Friday night and Saturday, after a corporate outing during the day May 30. Admission to the outing will be free, but the cost for adults to play will be $5. There will be food vendors and a beer and wine tent sponsored by Crystal Cork. Teams can enter the corporate outing for $200.

2014 ELECTION | LINCOLN DAY DINNER

Schilling: Illinois â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;doneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; if Republicans fall short Lincoln Day Dinner features several on ballot BY MATT MENCARINI MMENCARINI SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

DEER GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elected Republicans and those running for office on Friday emphasized a sense of urgency needed for upcoming elections. A group of nearly 150 attended the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Deer Valley Country Club, hosted by the Whiteside County Republicans. Among them was Bobby Schilling, who in November will try to win back the 17th Congressional District seat he lost in 2012 to Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take back the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mansion, if the liberal folks that have been destroying this state for years get a hold of it, Illinois is done,â&#x20AC;? said

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In the minority, lawmakers find a way T

he Republican Party certainly doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold sway in the Illinois Legislature. Democrats have hefty majorities in the House (71-47) and Senate (4019), and they run things their way. But Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board meeting with two GOP legislators from Dixon was instructive regarding how minority Republicans can still exert a certain amount of influence. State Rep. Tom Demmer and state Sen. Tim Bivins spoke of big-issue items that face the Legislature from the time it reconvenes next week through its adjournment date of May 31, such as income tax rates, the budget, school funding, and the perils of a possible lame-duck session. Elsewhere, an interesting project of Demmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a bill to widen the availability of annual audits of county and municipal funds and accounts.

What we think Two GOP legislators who call Dixon home have found ways to make a difference in Springfield, even in the face of long political odds. That ability ultimately helps them to better serve their constituents. Demmer proposes that, within 60 days of the close of an audit, each member of a county or municipal board should receive copies of management letters and audited financial statements.

Management letters and financial statements would have to be posted to the website of the municipality or county, if the entity has one, so the public can more easily keep a watchful eye on government IN ADDITION, THE spending. auditing firm would be Demmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill won required to present the approval in the House by information to the board, a 113-0 vote on April 1. either in person or by a No fooling! Now it goes live phone or Web conto the Senate, where nection, during a public Demmer said the Sanmeeting. gamon County auditor That way, Demmer wants to testify in its reasons, city council and favor. county board members Anyone familiar with could ask questions the saga of Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forabout audit results and mer comptroller knows get better acquainted there are at least 53 milwith taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money lion reasons that the bill that they oversee. makes sense. One final provision: Bivins, a former Lee

County sheriff, had quite a bit of influence last year when concealed carry negotiations were underway, and his imprint is on the legislation that won final approval. Bivins said he believes the State Police have â&#x20AC;&#x153;done a pretty decent jobâ&#x20AC;? implementing the concealed carry law this year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;for the enormity of it.â&#x20AC;? Concealed carry has been a target for amendment by various lawmakers, even Bivins, who sought to allow anyone with a valid concealed carry license, along with off-duty law enforcement officers and officials, to carry a handgun while hunting. But at this point, Bivins believes none of the concealed carry amendments will go anywhere this spring. BIVINS SHARED A story about how he was on the losing side of a 57-1 vote in the Senate to ban police departments

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The Illinois General Assembly reconvenes next week at the State Capitol Building, Springfield, for the final sprint until adjournment on May 31. from issuing quotas on tickets. Everyone else thought it was a good idea so that police officers would not be required to write a certain number of traffic citations within a specific time period, or be evaluated on the number of citations that they issue. Bivins, however,

explained that the issue was promoted by police officers who were upset that the Carbondale Police Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership wanted to hold them to some kind of performance quotas, as one officer had not written a ticket in 2 months. Having lost at the local level, officers took the issue to their state senator, who introduced the quota-ban bill, which then got approved in the Senate. Casting the lone vote against it, Bivins argued that the legislation would give certain officers permission to slack off. In his 6 years in the Senate, Bivins said, chuckling, it was the first time he had been the only vote against a bill. Even if they are not in the majority, Bivins and Demmer have found ways to get their points across and influence the outcome of legislation. That ability ultimately helps them to better serve their constituents.

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Time for RxP program for mental illness

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State Sen. DON HARMON Oak Park State Rep. JOHN BRADLEY Marion

We face many serious problems in Springfield. One weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re particularly concerned about is our mental health care system in crisis. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re determined to address it through an important tool we call RxP, and explain why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s critical we take on directly the troubling myths about it. We were approached many months ago about carrying legislation to give psychologists prescription authority. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking our colleagues to support the new version of Senate Bill 2187, granting psychologists who are specially trained the ability to help deal with so many people who now see their mental illnesses go untreated. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for RxP in Illinois. Prescribing psychologists will be well prepared after their training and clinical work to safely prescribe. Beyond their years of schooling to become licensed psychologists, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go through rigorous courses in everything from anatomy, physiology, and biology to clinical medicine, psychopharmacology, and health assessment. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll emerge knowing how medications for mental illness intersect with behavioral therapy and how to treat patients based on their specific problems and the best path to help them get better. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting in place a 2-year conditional license very similar to a medical residency. RxP training has been an unquestioned success in other states and in the U.S. military, and now

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weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re adding another layer of protection that can become a model for other states to follow. Throughout the course of the training, the collaborating physician would meet regularly with the training psychologist to discuss patient treatment. There are many layers we are putting in place to make sure psychologists can prescribe safely and to ensure patient safety is always the top priority. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hopeful this is the year Illinois takes a key step forward to help those with mental illness. RxP is the sensible path to move past the fear campaigns and toward the safe, comprehensive care our constituents deserve. Note to readers: State Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, and state Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, are sponsors of Senate Bill 2187.

School issues are a cause for concern ED CROFT Sterling

OK, when did schools get more police powers than the police themselves? If schools want passwords to computers on school property, fine; but demanding them for computers off school grounds is a whole other thing. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a problem, call the parents in and sit down and discuss it like human beings. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leave the police for the last resort. Regarding medical marijuana, the school is saying that a patient isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be allowed their medicine prescribed by a doctor? Not even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dosed out by the school nurse? The pot laws in Illinois are some of the strictest in the nation, and the only way someone is getting

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access to it is if they have a real need. I can see the lawsuits already from this. Regarding concealed carry, the state laws allow someone to put their weapon in a locked trunk, even in places where they are not allowed. But even with the school boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permission, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be allowed? Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we seen enough slaughters at schools to learn anything? Even if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to allow teachers with a permit to carry [a weapon] in class, there should be exceptions to someone, even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the principal or some office people. And why would you advertise that not only will everyone be disarmed in school, but will not even be allowed access to a weapon in their cars? So the school will be responsible for everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s security? We have a grade school, middle school, and high school right in a row; hopefully, some nut wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

figure this out. And e-cigs: OK, so these wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be allowed.

Hospital group backs current tax revenues MARYJANE A. WURTH Naperville KEVIN POORTEN DeKalb

We all agree that Illinois has serious, overwhelming financial challenges. While we try to diagnose the problems, the immediate issue for the next 30 days is, What are we willing to do to save Illinois from financial collapse? Therefore, on behalf of the entire Illinois hospital community, we pledge full support for maintaining our current tax rates to keep Illinois from falling into the financial abyss. This issue is not just about hospitals. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also about roads, schools, and

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public safety. Without the continuation of current tax revenues, these areas will be subject to severe cuts in funding. We have all witnessed firsthand the needed improvements in Illinois roads, health care, public safety, and education. We have much work to do to improve the lives of all Illinoisans, which calls for stable and predictable state funding. Deciding to support a continuation of current tax rates is not easy. But taking the easy way out today will make tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems only worse. We must collectively find the courage to do the right thing now. We need to keep our promises to Illinoisans to keep our state safe, well educated, and healthy. No silver bullet can solve those issues. It takes tough decisions and sacrifice for the greater good of the state. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the Illinois hospital community supports taking this difficult action. Now is the time for political courage and statesmanship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and for legislators to make tough decisions for these tough times. We ask state lawmakers to vote â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;? to enact a FY2015 state budget that maintains current tax rates. Our future depends on it. Note to readers: Maryjane A. Wurth is president and CEO of the Illinois Hospital Association, and Kevin Poorten is chairman of the IHA Board of Trustees and president and CEO of KishHealth System.

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Sauk Valley confidential: Source of contention L ast weekend we reported a story about the postelection performance of Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn. Such a report would have been unnecessary had the sheriff resumed business as usual after losing his bid for reelection in the March 18 Republican primary election. But he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. By all accounts from reliable sources, the sheriff made himself scarce for at least a month after the election. He seldom showed up at the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department, and he became even more difficult for the media to reach for information and comments. That would have been unremarkable had he not ordered everyone in his department not to talk to Sauk Valley Media without his permission. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way to do public business. And whether he likes it or not, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the business Mr. Harn is in. BECAUSE OF THIS newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reporting in recent months, the sheriff has been reluctant to talk with our reporters. We wrote about his personal use of a countyissued credit card, and

the subsequent altering of credit card bills after he paid for his expenses. We reported about the off-budget tow fund at the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disposal, and the questionable use of some of those public funds. We editorially urged more accountability of the tow fund and agreed with a call for a forensic audit of that account. In response to that editorial, we published a guest column from Ogle County Board Chairman Kim Gouker, who rejected such an audit and said â&#x20AC;&#x153;an orchestrated political stuntâ&#x20AC;? was behind the request. The sheriff, on his campaign website, said the call for the audit was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;scam on taxpayers and votersâ&#x20AC;? that had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;perpetuated by Sauk Valley Media.â&#x20AC;? Now that the election is over, Gouker has agreed that a forensic audit would be a good idea to clear the air over the tow fund, which has since been turned over to the county treasurer. Never say never.

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have overdone it, and they have posted comments on our website and Facebook page to mock the frequent reports on Ogle County. We think the reporting has been journalistically justified. The sheriff is a public official, and his performance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including his handling of public money â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is a matter of public interest. Newspapers have no greater responsibility than to cover public affairs, which include government and politics. Mr. Harn himself needlessly brought on some of the coverage when he announced he would stop collecting towing fees for the tow fund â&#x20AC;&#x201C; without the knowledge or approval of the county board, which had established the fund â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and then a few days later he reversed his decision after discussing the matter with board members.

SEVERAL ARTICLES have been published in this newspaper about Sheriff Harn. Some before the election, some after. Some people think we

A newspaper just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore that kind of activity by local public officials.

accepted for publication without full attribution, we must make every reasonable effort to get the source on the record,â&#x20AC;? the document says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If that is not possible, we will seek the information from another source whom we can identify publicly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we do withhold a sourceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name from publication, we will ask for an on-the-record reason for concealing the identity and will include that reason in the story in such a way that the source is not revealed.â&#x20AC;&#x153; Only the executive editor or managing editor can authorize the use of a confidential source. In this case, sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department personnel who agreed to talk with us asked for confidentiality for fear of retribution from their boss. We thought the request was reasonable, as we saw no way to get that information from someone who was willing to be identified. Illinois is among about 40 states with â&#x20AC;&#x153;shieldâ&#x20AC;? laws that allow journalists to protect the identities of their sources in court. Most news outlets, like Sauk Valley Media, seldom use such sources for attribution.

IN OUR WEDNESDAY edition, we published a letter from a reader who was upset by our use of a confidential source in last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article about the sheriff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To write innuendo after innuendo, claim after claim, and allegation after allegation, and then use an anonymous source is the absolute worst kind of journalism,â&#x20AC;? he wrote. We call them â&#x20AC;&#x153;confidentialâ&#x20AC;? sources because we know their identities, though we choose not to reveal the names. To us, that is different from an â&#x20AC;&#x153;anonymousâ&#x20AC;? source â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an unsigned letter, or a caller who hangs up before we can ask for a name. We do, on rare occasions and under certain conditions, extend the cloak of confidentiality to a source. In fact, we did it this time at the suggestion of this editor. OUR CODE OF ETHICS, officially called the Sauk Valley Media Statement of Editorial Principles, deals with confidential sourcing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before information is

But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good tool to have when important information cannot otherwise be obtained.

ALTHOUGH THE sheriff would not respond to our requests for an interview, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t publish last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article without at least some of his side of the story. We pulled information from earlier stories we had published before the election, when he had answered some of our questions. Those earlier comments allowed us include his voice in the more recent article, which helped (we think) to keep the story from being completely onesided. News stories can lack balance when the subject wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk. Last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article also quoted sheriff-elect Brian VanVickle on matters of the transition before he assumes the office in December. Sheriff Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reluctance to talk with our reporters will not prevent us from continuing to ask â&#x20AC;&#x201C; via phone message or email â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for his comments when we think they are relevant to a news story. And if he continues to decline comment, we will report that, too.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On March 30, Sue Hohlen, executive director of United Way of Lee County, let her Facebook friends know that she had some very bad news: She had cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My worst nightmare came true,â&#x20AC;? she wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will start treatment, we think, Friday and there is no

doubt in my mind I will beat it. Not a journey I want to take, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a bend in the road.â&#x20AC;? On Thursday, Hohlen, 49, died at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Since 2006 she had been director of United Way, where she volunteered for many local groups. Her husband, Kent Hohlen, posted to her Facebook page on Thursday.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her battle with cancer was very short (1 month), and no one is more shocked than her family at how quickly she lost the battle.â&#x20AC;? The cancer, he said, was very advanced by the time it was detected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She had been feeling tired for a couple of weeks, ...â&#x20AC;? Kent said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not once did I hear her ask, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why me?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The only regret she said to me was she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to see her kids grad-

uate, get married and have kids.â&#x20AC;? Kent and Sue dated for 5 years, getting married in May 1985, nearly 29 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All together it was almost 34 years,â&#x20AC;? he wrote on Facebook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not nearly enough.â&#x20AC;? Her daughters are Justin Hohlen of Ames, Iowa, and Lexie Hohlen of Dixon. Hohlenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obituary appears on Page A4 of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition.

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ing for sponsors and volunteers for its second fundraiser, which will be Sunday, June 22, at the Dixon VFW Hall, White said. The event will include tacos, a 50/50 raffle, auctions, and performances by two bands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Route 38 and Mandy Lance. The shelter, 805 W. First St., plans to have two fundraisers each year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one in the spring, and one in the fall that will likely the One Night Without a Home event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re replacing windows right now and doors, and we have a floor thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busted through,â&#x20AC;? White said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve replaced two floors. We still have to get a $1,800 furnace that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten an estimate

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The expense of building maintenance means fundraisers will become the norm for the Dixon PADS Homeless Shelter. Shelter board President Vanessa White said about $10,000 was brought in from the first fundraiser in November, when people slept outside to have the brief experience of living without a home. Now, the shelter is look-

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one in the audience would let a family member be treated that way,â&#x20AC;? she said at the meeting, attended by about 100 people, many more than usual. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He needs to be removed.â&#x20AC;? The confrontation between Hoy and Nauman happened in early March outside The Beef Hut, which had gone without water for a month because of a frozen city line. Hoy had been advocating for residents who lost water service, many of whom said the mayor had told them they would have to wait until the spring thaw to get service again. Nauman denied he said that. During the council meeting, Nauman disputed each of Hoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statements about the water situation, but he said nothing about the battery accusation. Even afterward, he declined to comment about her assertion. The issue came up again at this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s council meeting, Hoy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a hard time dismissing being hit,â&#x20AC;?

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Mayor Tom Nauman speaks during a meeting March 17 of the Amboy City Council. she said in a telephone interview Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is a problem. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked alongside men my entire life, and I have never been treated that way.â&#x20AC;? Other council members are staying away from the conflict. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not commenting on the situation,â&#x20AC;? Alderman John Schamberger said Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m focusing my attention on street maintenance. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not getting involved with whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on between those two.â&#x20AC;? Alderman Denny Weidman said â&#x20AC;&#x153;no commentâ&#x20AC;? and ended the phone conversation. The mayor and the other aldermen, Brett Dewey, Dave Shaw and Daryl Stuckemeyer, couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be reached for comment.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;One or two students saw a BB gun in a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backpack, and those students did the right thing and informed adults right away, and those adults did the right thing and informed the administration right away,â&#x20AC;? Arickx said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At no time were any students in any danger. No threats were ever made. It was a situation where everybody did exactly what they were supposed to do.â&#x20AC;? The guns were found inside a small backpack in the boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locker, police said, and the orange tip on one of the guns had been removed, which made it look like a real gun. Airsoft guns are replica firearms that fire plastic or environmentally safe pellets The boy is being charged with disorderly conduct, police said. He was released to his parents.

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TAMPICO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the little elementary that could. Tampico Elementary School has won statewide recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education, which this week named the small rural Whiteside County school not only one of its Spotlight Schools, but also one of the most academically improved for 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re over the moon,â&#x20AC;? Konnie Fry, the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principal and the curriculum director for the Prophetstown-LyndonTampico School District, said Friday. Making the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 Illinois Honor Roll is quite an accomplishment for a school that failed to make adequate yearly progress under federal No Child Left Behind standards as recently as the 2010-11 school year. Now, the most recent figures show 72 percent of her students making AYP, Fry said. Tampico is one of only 37 Spotlight Schools, an honor given to â&#x20AC;&#x153;highpoverty, high-performing schools that are beating the odds by overcoming the achievement gap,â&#x20AC;? the ISBE said in a news release Thursday. Academic Improvement Awards were given to only 125 schools statewide that showed â&#x20AC;&#x153;substantial improvement,â&#x20AC;? the release said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These Honor Roll schools once again show us that rigorous stan-

Tampico Elementary fourth-grade science teacher Gloria Swearingen judges Cassie Burgressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; science project, called Quick Sand Goo, Thursday evening. dards, great teachers and persistence are key to improved student performance,â&#x20AC;? State Board of Education Chairman Gery J. Chico said in the release. Fry cites her staff membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; collaborative efforts, the attention they pay to their students, and new teaching methods that emphasize a more one-on-one, individually tailored curriculum, for their success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always look at education as a building block that starts with pre-K. We work together to know our students, to know their needs, to know that those needs are being met,â&#x20AC;? said Fry, who has been principal there for 3 years. That can be challenging. About 75 percent of Tampico Elementaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, she estimates. In addition, Tampico has become a fairly mobile community, with lots of renters, so students sometimes are there for only a short time before they move away, or they move away and come back. That kind of mobility makes it tough to provide

adequate academic intervention and supervision to those kids who need it, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;that can be a huge barrier to their education,â&#x20AC;? she said. Last year, she had about 100 students, pre-K through fourth grade, and nine teachers. This year, in her new building, the student body has more than doubled, to about 250 kids, and she has about 15 teachers, Fry said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the new elementary school now also houses all of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifthgraders. Teachers also are using new teaching methods. Take reading, for example. No longer do they stand at the front of the class, lecturing, while everyone reads from the same textbook, trying to learn at the same pace. Now, lessons are smaller, and more focused, based on what teachers see each child is needing. There is, in fact, no reading textbook â&#x20AC;&#x201C; students are given books that fit their reading level â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which helps teachers focus on whatever skill or strategy a child needs to master, such as reading fluency or comprehension, Fry said.

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Damon Wiemken (center) watches the stopper fly out of his beaker Thursday, as he demonstrates his science project for his fellow Tampico Elementary School students during the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s science fair. Tampico Elementary is the recipient of two Illinois State Board of Education honors for 2013: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not only one of only 37 Spotlight Schools statewide, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also one of the most academically improved.

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Numbers game That’s what place Michael Phelps finished Friday in the prelim of the 50-meter freestyle at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz. Phelps, swimming competitively for the first time in 2 years, decided to work on his butterfly stroke during that freestyle race.

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Newman’s Regan Todhunter runs in the 110-meter hurdles during Friday’s Rock Falls Invite at Hinders Field. Todhunter won the event in 16.46 seconds.

Seeds yield promised crop in 1,600 relay Storm clinch title by taking last event Photo courtesy of Heartland College

ABOVE: Ashli King, a Sterling graduate, has become a leader behind the plate for Heartland College during her sophomore season. She is one of three players from the Sauk Valley on the roster. BELOW: Hope Smith, an Oregon graduate, has found a home in right field for Heartland. BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

Never once on a high school softball diamond was Ashli King uncomfortable. Sure, she felt the highs after wins and the lows after losses, the thrill of smoking a home run and the disappointment of striking out … and even the pain of a collision at home plate. But it was just the familiar background noise of playing her favorite sport with friends who she had known for years. Last year, when the 2012 Sterling grad arrived in Bloomington-Normal to play for Heartland Community College, all of a sudden things were different. “I didn’t know everybody here,” King said via phone Thursday afternoon. “It was like being a freshman all over again, but with a group of kids you’d never met before.” A season-and-a-half later, things are back to the status quo for the standout catcher. After leading by example last season, she’s become more vocal in the dugout, and it’s led to a strong season for both herself and her Heartland team. “I’ve really relaxed a lot more, and I understand what’s going on around me on and off the field,” King said. “I know when I have to put the weight of things on my own shoulders, and how to be a team player and be there for all my teammates.”

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ROCK FALLS – There were no secrets heading into the final event Friday night at the Rock Falls Invitational. The host Rockets held a slim lead over Bureau Valley through 17 events, but the Storm had the top-seeded foursome entered in the 1,600 relay. Win that race, or at least finish two spots ahead of Rock Falls, and BV would take the team title. That’s exactly what happened. Bureau Valley raced

to a comfortable win, Rock Falls placed fifth, and it was the Storm who claimed their second Rocket Invitational title in the past 4 years. BV finished with 121 points, while Rock Falls had 115.33. “This feels pretty good,” said Kane Eastwood, who anchored the 1,600 relay. “We lost a lot of points from our team last year, but we have some new guys filling in.” Eastwood, Colton Peterson, Daniel Trone and Tucker Schoff raced to a time of 3:32.39 in the 1,600 relay. YIELD CONTINUED ON B5

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Sticks set tone for Sterling Bats come alive in win over Dixon BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5554

STERLING – It seemed a little out of place that the Sterling Golden Warriors scored the game-ending run on a bunt Friday against Dixon. As hard as the Warriors hit the ball all game, the final run scoring on a ball that rolled all of 20 feet was a bit incongruous. Five of Sterling’s nine hits went for extra bases, two others were scalded off the bat of Karlie Mellott, and the Warriors took advantage of every little thing in a 10-0, five-inning NIB-12 West victory over their rivals. “When we start hitting

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Bureau Valley’s Regan Weidner runs in the 800 during Friday’s Rock Falls Invitational at Hinders Field. Weidner placed second in the event, but the Storm won the meet.

Picture tells final story for Donner, Storm Hoffert, Weidner pave way for BV

right at the start, we know it’s going to be a good game,” said Emily McDonald, whose two-run homer highlighted Sterling’s sevenrun third inning. “We got a lot of energy from our bats, and we all stepped up and hit the ball hard today.” Mellott and Erin Stroup set Michael Krabbenhoeft/ the tone early and often at mrkabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com the top of the order. Sterling’s Erin Stroup hits a triple during Friday’s 10-0 win over Dixon at home. STICKS CONTINUED ON B7

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ROCK FALLS – Bureau Valley girls track coach Dale Donner couldn’t hold out any longer. He stood off to the side as his team posed for pictures under the bright lights at Hinders Field in Rock Falls, but after a few flashes bolted from the cameras of parents, the girls knew something was missing. The Storm won the Rock

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Falls Invitational by 18 points Friday, and Donner couldn’t resist the calls from his athletes to join in on the photo, and hopped into the back row with a huge smile. “It’s nice to come in here and do what we did,” Donner said while clutching the firstplace trophy. “I can’t pick out a poor event. We jumped well and ran well.” The Storm won the nineteam invite with 148 points, edging host Rock Falls (130). PICTURE CONTINUED ON B5

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the number of times my beloved Cubs have made the playoffs in my lifetime. This will be the last Again, I was only work-related one. 2 years old during the Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the number of storied 1984 run. I am full-time hires Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made sure I shed tears when Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how many years since taking over as they were ousted by the the Sauk Valley will have editor. Giants in 1989. One is Christopher read my copy (for betI was a junior in high Heimerman, who has ter or worse) come this school in 1998, and September. I started as a taken his considerable didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect much part-timer and gradually talents over to the news from that squad. Like so worked up the ranks. side at SVM. many, my heart broke Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe that The other is Patrick when they blew it in Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent nearly a third Mason. He started a 2003. of my life here. week ago or so. Some of Frankly, I was working you have had a chance so much in 2007 and to meet him. For those 2008, that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, be sure to get a chance to be disI am the fifth sports greet him in the coming appointed by those two editor in that 10-year weeks. time span. I was hired playoff flops. by Jeff Williams. A guy named Patrick Salem made a brief run Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the number of Rick Renteria is the as sports editor. I am championships won by 20th Cubs manager in not sure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d know him if Chicago sports teams in my lifetime. Yikes. he walked into the office my lifetime. In comparison, the on Monday. I was too young to White Sox have had 10 That was followed by appreciate the Bears managers. The Bears Paul Skrbina â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the guy win in the Super Bowl. have had five coaches.

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I basked in the glory of the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; six titles in the 1990s. I cringed when the Sox won in 2005, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have any strong feelings about the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; two Stanley Cups. Did anyone notice that the Cubs didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make this list? Bummer.

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Eastland senior loves, horses, hunting, and running past competition. What was it like to be on Eastlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first statequalifying basketball team? It was completely incredible. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty much a family, all of us seniors are such good friends. It was always in the back of our our minds to attain that dream. Annawan kind of blew us out of the water, but we won the third-place game. We ended our season with a win, and not many teams get to say that. Basketball or track? Now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not a fair question. I guess itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatever sport Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in during that season. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maybe track a little bit more, but I love playing with my team for basketball. Goal this season for track? I would absolutely love to go to state. Either the 200, 400 or long jump are my best. The 400 always has been, but man, that race is awful. It kicks your butt every time until you get in shape.

So you and your sister Abbey own seven horses. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up with that? It teaches you responsibility. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re responsible for doing our own chores. [Monday] night is a late night for me, so sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to do the chores. She goes to Highland and is transferring to UWPlatteville, so next year, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all on me. I love our horses. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so sweet. Each one of them has their own personality. What do you do with the horses? We teach Grisham Girls riding lessons, for all sizes of people. As they get better, we graduate them up to a bigger horse. There are two quarter horses, and Abbey and I barrel race them in county fairs. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one pony, her name is Princess, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for small kids. And we have four minis. We hook them up to carts, and we have miniature saddles that we put on them too, for little kids. Horses for life? Definitely. I will definitely live in the country and definitely always have horses. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just like a second family to me.

Any cool deer hunting stories? I starting going when I was 14. My dad and I both shot at one, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure he shot it. Last year, my brother got a 14-point buck.

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Dukes, Comets lose; Cardinals win big The West Carroll Thunder scored three runs in each of the last two innings for a come-frombehind 8-5 NUIC West win over the Eastland Cougars on Friday in Lanark. Chris Lawton and Eric LaShelle drove in two runs apiece, and Ethan Mangler added an RBI for West Carroll (8-9, 3-6). Marshall Benters (2-1) went the distance for the win, striking out seven and walking four while allowing five runs (three earned) and nine hits; he shut out Eastland over the final three innings. Ramsay Truckenmiller ripped a two-run double, Marshall Fink had two hits and an RBI, and Austin Weaver and Jacob Reuscher also drove in runs for Eastland. Zach Randecker took the loss.

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The Dukes lost 13-3 and 14-1 in a NIB-12 West doubleheader against the LaSalle-Peru Cavaliers. Cody Mighell had a three-run triple for Dixon (4-11, 0-6) in the second

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Boys tennis Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Sauk Valley C.C., Dixon

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Boys track Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results

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Girls track Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results

Rock Falls Invitational Team scores "UREAU6ALLEY 2OCK&ALLS  (ALL 2IVERDALE -ILLEDGEVILLE   .EWMAN   3T "EDE   3TOCKTON 0OLO &ORRESTON 100 n  !RICKX 2&   *ENSEN .EW  'RISHAM-  200n(OFFERT"6  'RISHAM-  !RICKX2&  400n'RISHAM-  (OFFERT "6  +ENNEDY"6  800n#LEVENGER2&  7EI DNER"6  +EEGAN(  1,600 n  6ELASQUEZ 2&   3MITH 2&   7EIDNER "6  3,200 n  7EIDNER "6   7ILLIAMS "6   /LIVARES (  100 hurdlesn0OSTULA3T"   -ILLER2&  0ETERSON"6  300 hurdlesn!CAMOVIC(   -ILLER2&  0OSTULA3T"  400 relay n  "UREAU 6ALLEY $E6OSS 7EBB +ENNEDY -UNGIA  2OCK &ALLS "LACKERT "USCH -C+EE !RRICKX  (ALL 800 relay n  "UREAU 6ALLEY $E6OSS 7EBB +ENNEDY -UNGIA  .EW MAN 3IMPSON 'RENNAN 2YAN *ENSEN  (ALL 1,600 relay n  "UREAU 6ALLEY *OHN SON +ENNEDY 7ILLIAMS -UNGIA  2IVERDALE   .EWMAN + 3IMPSON -C+ENNA (3IMPSON *ENSEN  3,200 relay n  2OCK &ALLS !NDERSON #LEVENGER 3MITH 6ELASQUEZ   2IVERDALE   0OLO &ORRESTON "ARY &IORELLO 3TAPLETON 4AYLOR  High jumpn"USCH2&   0OSTULA 3T"   (OFFERT"6   Pole vault n1UINN(   "USCH 2&   Long jump n  'RISHAM -    (OFFERT"6   'ROENEWOLD0&   Triple jumpn+EEGAN(    #LEVENGER2&   3CHUBERT3TK   Shot putn!RELLENO2&   ,EB AHN"6   9UVAN(   Discusn,EBAHN"6   'ERRARD (   3HERMAN2VD  

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

LOCAL SPORTS

367EEKENDs"

SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

PREP ROUNDUP

Rockets roll Duchesses take second at home Panther boys, girls track win own invitational in Erie past Steamers "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

Comets blow out Boilermakers "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

Paige Reynoldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grand slam highlighted a six-run sixth inning, Julie Dodd doubled in three runs an inning earlier, and the Rock Falls Rockets rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Fulton Steamers on Friday afternoon in Rock Falls. Trailing 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, Doddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s double gave the Rockets (12-2-1) the lead. The next frame broke things wide open, as Chelsi Blairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basesloaded walk made it 4-1, then Reynolds followed two batters later with her bases-clearing blast. Payton Milne drove in the final run with the second of her two singles, which provided plenty of run support for starter Michaela Ward and reliever Dodd. Ward struck out five and walked one in three one-hit innings, and Dodd struck out three and walked two in four innings of two-hit, shutout relief. Chelsea Lesniewski took the loss for Fulton, which got a solo home run from Olivia Edfors to lead off the second inning.

Newman 19, Kewanee 0, 5 inn.: The Comets

pounded 20 hits in a lopsided Three Rivers crossover win on the road. Julie Hurd and Jenna Stevens had four hits and two RBIs apiece, and Mary Alice Oswalt and Stacia Walter each added three hits and an RBI. Lakyn Waldschmidt had two hits and drove in two runs, and also struck out 10 and walked two in a one-hitter. Amboy 4, Princeton 3:

The Clippers rallied with three runs in the top of the sixth to knock off the Tigers in Princeton. Karlee Doege, who picked up the win after allowing 10 hits, three runs with eight strikeouts and four walks, had two hits. Sydney Wilhelm drove in two runs and had a double. Hannah McCoy also had an RBI for Amboy (9-5, 3-2). Princetonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abby Jaques had a home run and two RBIs. Madison Meuzl took the loss.

Milledgeville 12, Durand 3: The Missiles had 17 hits

as they pulled away from the Bulldogs in Milledgeville. Taylor Grenoble, Kayleigh Jo Leddy and Kendra Schave each had three hits. One of Schaveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was a home run. Leddy and Courtney Swalve both drove in three runs for the Missiles, who led 10-0 after two innings. Morgan Adolph picked

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Olivia Peterson, &ORRESTON 0OLO GAME WINNINGGRANDSLAMIN OPENER  RUN(2IN NIGHTCAP Paige Reynolds, RF, GRANDSLAM 2")S Lakyn Waldschmidt, .EWMAN  HITTER  3/HITS 2")S Kendra Schave -ILLED GEVILLE ( (2 2")S up the win, allowing three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and five walks.

Forreston-Polo sweeps Pec: The Cardinals got a

tiebreaking grand slam to win the opener, and a three-hitter from a freshman pitcher in the nightcap to win a pair of NUIC East games in Pecatonica. Forreston-Polo took the first game 7-3, thanks to Olivia Petersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grand slam in the fifth inning that broke a 3-3 tie. She also had two doubles, Destiny Darmon had three singles, and Hailey Ingram added a pair of base hits and two RBIs. Abby Peterson (7-2) struck out eight without a walk in a complete-game victory. The Cardinals (10-4, 6-2) won the second game 11-1 in five innings. Kate Metzger allowed one run and three hits, with one strikeout and one walk in her first varsity start. Olivia Peterson smacked another homer, this one a three-run shot, and Darmon again had three hits. Ingram had a single and a double, and Paige Peterson ripped a pair of doubles.

College softball

Sauk sweeps Highland:

Mackenzie Staplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home run was the difference in the opener, while Bri Schultz and Kiara Kaleel combined for a six-hit shutout in the nightcap as the Skyhawks beat Highland twice at home. Sauk Valley (27-14, 14-6 Arrowhead) won the first game 3-1. Staples broke a scoreless tie with a tworun shot in the fourth, and Stephanie Kester drove in an insurance run in the fifth. Kaleel (16-8) went the distance, allowing one run and five hits, striking out seven without a walk. The Skyhawks took the second game 1-0. Schultz (7-4) pitched into the seventh with six strikeouts and three walks, and Kaleel got the final two outs for her third save in as many chances. Kaleelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RBI double in the bottom of the sixth provided the lone run.

The Dixon Duchesses finished second in their own five-team invite Friday night, scoring 117 points to take the runner-up spot behind Moline (152 points) at A.C. Bowers Field. The Duchesses won two field events and three varsity races in the relay-only meet, led by triplewinners Lexy Duncan, Brittani Sohn, Maggie Bushman and Shannon Lahey. Duncan, Sohn and Lahey joined Jayda Haime to win the varsity 800 relay (1:53.80), while Duncan, Lahey and Bushman teamed with Kirsten Pitman to take the varsity 1,600 relay (4:13.59). Lahey, Sohn and Duncan won the long jump relay (45-1 1/4), and Sohn, Bushman and Katie Dewey won the triple jump relay (95-5 1/2) Dixon swept the 3,200 relays. The varsity squad of Katie Binkley, Bushman, Katie Pitman and Kirsten Pitman won in 10:10.45, while the fresh-soph quartet of Katie Lawton, Carlie Sherman, Ally Stanchfield and Mekenzie Harden won in 10:47.20. Ottawa (56 points), United Township (48) and Rochelle (45) rounded out the field. Panthers take Erie title: ErieProphetstown won eight individual events and all four relays to win the championship at the Ed Schmidt Invite. Courtney and Rachel Cobert each won one individual event and took part in three winning relays. Courtney won the 100 (13.40 seconds), Rachel won the triple jump

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars

Chris Bauer, EP, 2 individual WINS RELAYWINS Courtney & Rachel Cobert, EP, FOURWINSEACH Lexy Duncan, Brittani Sohn, Maggie Bushman & Shannon Lahey $IXON ALLWONEVENTS (34 feet, 5 inches), and the both ran on the 400 relay (52.23) with Courtney Kruthoff and Heather Strike; the 800 relay (1:49.60) with Strike and Aly Wetzell; and the 1,600 relay (4:14.34) with Strike and Brooke Remley. Remley, Corrie Reiley, Kassi Henrekin and Breanna Jensen won the 3,200 relay (10:38.92), and Jensen added a win in the 400 (1:05.80). The Panthers finished with 230 points, well ahead of runner-up Kewanee (110). West Carroll was third (89), Morrison took fourth (64) and Fulton finished fifth (28). Winners for the Fillies were Kassidee Church in the 100 hurdles (17.26), Lakin Goodman in the high jump (5-2), and Brandi Hosford in the long jump (15-2 3/4). Fulton got wins from Jordan Price in the 800 (2:29.58) and Emma Jacobs in the discus (1036).

Boys track & field

Panthers win own invite: Erie-

ning relays for the Panthers. He won the 100 (11.32 seconds) and 200 (23.11), and also ran on the 400 relay (44.22) with Jack Bauer, Dvaree Thompson and Grant Ames, and the 800 relay with Ames, Thompson and Kyle Pannier. Ames also won the high jump (5 feet, 10 inches), and joined Pannier, Thompson and Josh Paul to win the 1,600 relay (3:34.31). Dylan Binion won the 110 hurdes (15.51) and the long jump (20-9), and the Panthers added a 3,200 relay win (8:47.22) and four more individual victories. Fulton finished second with 166 points, and got wins from Hobs Winter in the 3,200 (10:44.05), Bryce Holesinger in the 300 hurdles (40.48) and Rodney Gossard in the triple jump (41-11). West Carroll was third (69 points) Kewanee was fourth (52) and Morrison rounded out the top five with 29 points. The Mustangsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ryan Mayberry won the 400 (52.02).

Boys tennis

Mendota 6, Newman 0: The Com-

ets (5-9) were swept at Sauk Valley C.C., with only one match going to a third-set tiebreaker. J.P Neisewander bounced back from a 6-1 loss in the opening set at No. 1 singles to take the second set 6-4, but lost the third set 10-5.

Prophetstown scored 208 points Girls soccer to claim victory at the Ed Schmidt Geneseo 10, Sterling 0: The Invite in Erie. Golden Warriors went on the road Chris Bauer won two individual and returned with a NIB-12 West events and took part in two win- loss.

Hamblen sets meet record in 3,200 YIELD

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That was more than 5 seconds ahead of runnerup Polo. Rock Falls was never a factor in the race, and took fifth in 3:41.3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the crew that we wanted to put out there,â&#x20AC;? BV coach Jeff Ohlson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and they went out and executed. That groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been moving around a little bit. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five of them that I move in and out every meet, and we felt pretty confident weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be OK if we could just get to that 4 by 4.â&#x20AC;? Peterson, Eastwood and Schoff also won individual events. Peterson (53.15) edged Trone (53.18) in the 400; Eastwood easily won the 800 in 2:01.74; and Schoff led the way in the 300 hurdles (40.72). The other champ for the Storm was Hunter Schoff, who cleared 9 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault. It was just his second time competing in the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a team effort,â&#x20AC;? Ohlson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody contributed. Probably the biggest the thing was

Tucker Schoff "UREAU6ALLEY SENIOR

Brady Rude Newman SOPHOMORE

the 200. Michael Eastwood, a freshman, snuck out of the second heat and got fifth, and Will Conneck got third in the fast heat. Those are some big points right there.â&#x20AC;? Leading the way for Rock Falls was freshman Brayden Hamblen, who swept the two long distance events. He sliced 6 seconds off his previous best in winning the 3,200 in 10:01.08, and set a meet record in the process. The previous record was 10:01.9, set by Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scott Janusick in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me and Seth [Williams], my running partner, our goal was to break that meet record, and I just went out and got it, I guess,â&#x20AC;? Hamblen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were perfect. It was 5-flat for the first mile, so all I had to do was come in at 5-flat

again, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what happened.â&#x20AC;? In the 1,600, Hamblen overtook Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryson Reyes in the final 200 meters to pull away for a win in 4:40.04. Reyes was second in 4:40.77. The Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; other win came from the 400 relay team of Adrian Villa, Trenden Schwindenhammer, Brandon Boyer and Jordan Stark. They were clocked at 45.72 seconds. Newman finished third with 105 points, just out of the team title hunt. The Comets lost 10 firstplace points when its 800 relay team was disqualified for an illegal handoff. Also, their top distance runner, freshman Chris Ahlers, was sidelined with a hip flexor, costing them more potential points. Leading the way for Newman was sophomore Brady Rude, who won the 100 (11.39), 200 (22.75) and long jump (20-10). He also ran the anchor leg of the 800 relay that was DQed. Coaches had that Comet grouping timed in 1:33.6, which would have been good enough to win by

nearly 2 seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not satisfied, but I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m improving,â&#x20AC;? Rude said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting there. I PRed in the long jump and 200, so that was good. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got a few things I need to work on.â&#x20AC;? Single-event winners for the Comets were Regan Todhunter in the 110 high hurdles (16.46) and Nolan McGinn in the triple jump (41-3). The Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 3,200 relay foursome of Quincy Coomes, Drew Rosengren, Reyes and Micah Trancoso blazed to a meet-record time of 8:31.81. The old mark of 8:37.47 was a set 2 years ago by Bureau Valley. Polo was fourth as a team with 86 points. Leading the way for the Marcos was Brian Cavanaugh, who cleared 6-2 to win the high jump, and went 40-10 1/4 to place second behind McGinn in the triple jump. The Marcos also took advantage of Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems in the 800 relay to win that event. Max Barkalow, Cavanaugh, Kevin Cheeseman and Nathan Stukenberg won in 1:35.31.

Hoffert, Grisham battle in two different races PICTURE

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Hall (90) placed third while Riverdale (38.50) took fourth, ahead of fifthplace Milledgeville (38). Newman (30) took sixth while St. Bede (26), Stockton (22.5) and Polo-Forreston (22) rounded out the bottom three. Bureau Valley had six first-place finishes en route to its win including one from distance runner Regan Weidner. The junior won the 3,200-meter run in 13:02.74 and did so nearly 40 seconds ahead of teammate, and secondplace finisher, Heather Williams (13:42.13). Weidner also placed second in the 800 which was a huge confidence boost after battling against her own body for long stretches over the past year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had shin splints and stress fractures,â&#x20AC;? she

Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

Bureau Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tiana Kennedy (right) and Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sydney Arickx take the baton for the final leg of the 400 meter relay during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock Falls Invite. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still working on healing that but tonight, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy.â&#x20AC;? Weidner took a month off from running after the cross country season ended in the fall and stuck to a regimen anti-inflammatories and ice. She also taped her feet for added

support, wore wraps to compress her legs and has been training on an elliptical machine in order to get back into top form. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was feeling them tonight,â&#x20AC;? she said of her legs, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy with my time, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure.â&#x20AC;? Weidnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammate,

Lindsey Hoffert, also impressed Friday and ran in two of the closest races of the invite, both against Milledgevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miranda Grisham. Hoffert edged Grisham by two one-hundredths of a second to win the 200 in 27.25. Not to be outdone, Grisham got her revenge in the 400 when the two were inseparable throughout, once again. This time, Grisham crossed first by the slimmest of margins â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one one-hundredth of a second. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love running with [Hoffert],â&#x20AC;? Grisham said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She pushed me so hard today. I wish we could practice together. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really great, and when she started to kick it in, I just had to match her.â&#x20AC;? Grisham also placed third in the 100 and added another win to her successful day with a win in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 4 inches. Missles coach Jason

Wroble said that after Grisham missed the state cut in her first 3 years, the senior approached this season with a new competitive fire and her times and endurance has been off the charts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come in here with a new purpose this season,â&#x20AC;? Wroble said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is in better shape this year than at the end of last year which can only mean great things.â&#x20AC;? Elsewhere, Rock Falls junior Dallas Clevenger had a strong meet, winning the 800 in 2:31.09 and placed second in the triple jump (32-2) by a half-inch. The jump for Clevenger is two inches off her school-record leap of 34-feet. Both events are new for Clevenger and the instant success has made her the target of distance coach and cross country head coach Mark Truesdell. Clevenger recorded the

triple jump school record after doing the event one time and has been blowing away the competition in mid-distance races. Because of that, Truesdell spent Friday introducing Clevenger to other top runners in the area in hopes they would aide him in his quest to have her come out for the cross country team. After seeing her natural abilities, Truesdell went all in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need to convince her that she has the ability,â&#x20AC;? Truesdell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are few girls who can run a half-[mile] like that, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been trying to get some other girls to talk her into it.â&#x20AC;? What does Clevenger think of the idea? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on me about that since freshman year,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hate running anything long-distance. 800 is as far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something he has gotten me to think about more and more.â&#x20AC;?


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Mellottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three hits were all roped line drives, and Stroupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first two at-bats resulted in RBI triples that drove Mellott in. After her RBI triple in the first inning, Stroup scored on a wild pitch. After her second run-scoring threebagger in the third, she scored on Lauren Fritzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grounder. Shannon Long then drove in courtesy runner Abri Hale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who stole second and went to third on the throw â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with another grounder, before McDonald clobbered the first pitch of her second at-bat over the fence in left-center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trying to hit a home run,â&#x20AC;? McDonald said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but I knew it was out as soon as I hit it. The sound off the bat was perfect.â&#x20AC;? Lexi Wolfe walked, and Gabby Sandoval singled to follow the blast. After a comebacker advanced the runners, Mellott smoked a screaming liner to right field. Coming out of the sun and traveling fast, Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emily Bay didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have time to get her glove up to catch it; the ball smacked off her kneecap and bounced away, allowing Wolfe and Sandoval to scamper home. Bay left the game with a bruised knee and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return, but Dixon coach Chris Jones believed it was nothing too serious. When the third inning was over, Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2-0 lead had ballooned to 9-0 thanks to four hits and three Dixon errors. Eleven Warriors went to the plate in the frame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They got us down because they took advantage of our errors and mistakes,â&#x20AC;? Dixon senior Brooke Bailey said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take advantage of the little things on our end.â&#x20AC;? The Warriors played small ball in the fifth, as Haleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-out double was followed by Sandovalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bunt single. With runners on the corners, Darien Bardoner laid down another bunt, and Hale beat the throw home

to end the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a good team, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to execute well and make you pay for your miscues,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made contact and put the ball in play, but when you struggle to score, that makes your defense that much more important â&#x20AC;Ś and our defense wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as stellar today as it needed to be.â&#x20AC;? Sterling (12-3, 4-0), on the other hand, was flawless in the field, committing nary an error behind pitcher Lexy Staples (123). She allowed two hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liner to center and Allison Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blooper to right â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in five shutout innings, striking out four and walking three. She retired Dixon (5-9, 0-4) in order in three of her five innings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting the lead early helps a lot, and those three-up, three-down innings just keeps your momentum going,â&#x20AC;? Stroup said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to come up to bat again soon, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting. We all had confidence, did our jobs at the plate and in the field, and just played relaxed out there today.â&#x20AC;? Beccah Jones (1-2) went the distance in the loss, allowing eight earned runs, nine hits and two walks while striking out three. Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defensive highlight came in the fourth, when Bailey dove to her left to rob Stroup of her third hit of the game. The Duchesses set Sterling down 1-2-3 in the second and fourth innings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a little nervous, and it showed early,â&#x20AC;? Bailey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always nerve-racking playing Sterling, but we have to fight through that. I think it will be a different story when we play them again; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always better to play at home, and I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be eager to try and pay them back.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we come out like our hairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on fire, this is a different ballgame,â&#x20AC;? coach Jones added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to start coming out with more intensity, just dig deep and find that fire inside.â&#x20AC;?

The adjustment period has also been helped along this season with the arrival of two more players from the Sauk Valley. Freshmen Emily Bush from Milledgeville and Hope Smith from Oregon have joined the fray for Heartland, and King is appreciative of familiar names with familiar backgrounds to her own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been great to have some fellow 815-ers down here with me,â&#x20AC;? King said, referring to the local area code. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really cool to hear they were coming. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d heard their names, seen them in the paper, but now that I know them in person, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just really cool.â&#x20AC;? King was a familiar name to the other two, as well, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as if they followed her to Heartland. Bush and Smith came to the decision on their own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used to playing with everybody on your team from when you were little, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough to find that same feeling when you go someplace new,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meeting new people, living on my own, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really different, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in that same position, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all clicked very well.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been tougher for Bush, who has seen her freshman season derailed with an arm injury. While sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adapting to new faces and new places, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also fighting the internal battle with herself over being unable to play. She believes that because every player on her new team is in the same boat, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helped them all cope with the changes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to come together with new people, but everyone on the team felt that way,â&#x20AC;? Bush said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not all alike when it comes to where we grew up and how we grew up .. but I think that helped us mesh.â&#x20AC;?

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Emily Bush, who helped Milledgeville to a 1A state title last spring, pitched for Heartland College last fall, but has missed the spring season because of tendonitis in her pitching elbow.

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at Heartland has led to some Division I offers, though sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still weighing her options as to where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue her softball career next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so happy I came here,â&#x20AC;? King said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve met so many different people from everywhere around the state and beyond. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great team, a great group of girls, and nobody can touch us if we hit the ball and play as a team.â&#x20AC;?

right fielder for us.â&#x20AC;? Smith spent some time at third base and second base due to injuries and departures by other girls to 4-year programs at semester. But she feels like sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really found a home in right field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the fall, I was struggling to hit, so I hit off a tee every day during the winter at our inside hitting facility,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also found out that I really like the outfield. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s completely different than catching, but I like it the most of any position Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opened up some options for me when it comes to playing after Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m done at Heartland.â&#x20AC;?

sss That offense is what struck Smith the first time she saw Heartland play. During her official campus visit, she marveled at how â&#x20AC;&#x153;brand new and beautiful and cleanâ&#x20AC;? everything was. But when she got to the diamond, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when sss her eyes got really big. As she was for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;This team hits like Golden Warriors, King crazy,â&#x20AC;? Smith said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and has become a catalyst it was a little intimidatbehind the plate at Heartland (32-19). Coach ing.â&#x20AC;? Smith is fitting right in, Steve Leverton uses the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;clutchâ&#x20AC;? while talk- hitting .355 with a .433 on-base percentage and ing about the veteran a .572 slugging percentbackstop, and is not the age. She has 10 doubles least bit surprised that and a triple to go with six King has become one of homers, and has driven his most reliable playin 24 runs while scorers both offensively and ing 39. She has walked defensively. 16 times and struck out â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about as good 19 in 157 plate appeara defensive catcher as ances. you can get at any level,â&#x20AC;? Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adjustment to Leverton said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had a breakout year at the college ball came complete with a pitching plate this season. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s change. While Leverton a good, solid all-around player, the kind of kid you expected her to be a backup catcher, he has want on your team.â&#x20AC;? found the 2013 Oregon That breakout year gradâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s versatility to be a includes a batting averbig benefit for his team. age of .418, an on-base â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope has played percentage of .476, and a slugging percentage of everywhere, it seems,â&#x20AC;? Leverton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a .651. King has 10 doubles, eight home runs, 45 force offensively, with RBIs, and 33 runs scored. a lot of power, and she can scald the ball. Then, She has struck out just with her athleticism 13 times in 170 plate and strong arm, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearances. King said the time spent become a really solid

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being out for the whole season isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fun.â&#x20AC;? Bush has battled through her disappointment, however, and remained an active part of the team. She keeps the scorebook on Levertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iPad from the dugout every game, and stays involved by keeping her teammates up to date on past at-bats and little things she sees while studying opposing pitchersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; form and habits. Leverton, for one, really appreciates what Bush still brings to the table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She definitely helps out, for me and for the other girls,â&#x20AC;? Leverton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 4.0 student, so sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book smart, but she also really knows sss the game of softball. Not Bush started the school having her as a big cog in year in a really good place, what we thought we were athletically and emotion- going to do this year has ally. After dealing with certainly affected how more stomach pain from weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done things, but an appendectomy during sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s found ways to help high school, she had surus be effective.â&#x20AC;? gery in the fall to remove As much as her coach some scar tissue from and teammates enjoy the earlier operation. She having her around, Bush pitched pain-free during is grateful to them for fall ball, and was looking being there for her. forward to her freshman â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to stay involved spring season. with the rest of the girls, Then that all changed. and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re During offseason worknot leaving me behind outs, she was diagnosed just because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hurt,â&#x20AC;? with chronic tendinitis Bush said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in her right (pitching) supportive of what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m elbow. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been sidegoing through, not mad lined ever since. that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be out there â&#x20AC;&#x153;I fixed one problem, for them, and they all then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another want me back as bad as I one,â&#x20AC;? Bush said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to be back. wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t doing the right â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned a lot workout things for me, about softball â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a lot and my elbow started about myself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this year. hurting. I waited a Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m figuring out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s couple weeks for it to go best for me, trying to find away, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and out where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going in an MRI showed it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t life, and I know better just regular tendinitis. what I want and what I â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been hard to sit and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want. I appreciate watch this year instead everything more, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of being out there. It made me really want to wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been as push myself to get back bad if I could have played to giving my best on the for even a few games, but field.â&#x20AC;?

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Jackie Chan, an action film star who hails from Hong Kong, said, “American stunt men are smart – they think about safety. But in Hong Kong, if you’ve got the guts, you do it. All of my stunt men have gotten hurt.” At the bridge table, we have safety-plays. Their aim, usually, is to ensure at most one loser whatever the lie of the missing cards in that suit. Experts know a lot of them; less capable players know far fewer. But, of course, often a safety-play proves unnecessary, because the distribution is docile. The safety-play that is needed in this deal looks so strange that many would never even think of it. How should South play to guar-

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hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. So he needs only four club winners, not five. It is tempting to win the first trick in the dummy and call for the club jack (the right play in seven no-trump). And it is true that any time clubs are 3-2 or 4-1, or East has all five, there is no damage done. However, when West has all five clubs, suddenly the contract has died. South should take out insurance. He should win the first trick in his hand and lead a low club toward the dummy. At the worst, this costs an overtrick. Here, though, if West wins with his club queen, four club tricks are established. Or, if West plays low, declarer wins with dummy’sssssssss 10, plays a heart to his hand, and leads another club toward dummy – mission accomplished. © 2014 UFS


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Feller Museum at risk of becoming history Three years after his death, folks in small Iowa town looking to save shrine to pitcher never be the same. The museum re-opened earVAN METER, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nothing lier this month with a scaledbrings former Cleveland Indidown Friday to Sunday schedans star Bob Fellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown ule. But the president of the of Van Meter, Iowa, together museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors, quite like Randi Van Rees and Brandon Sawalich, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t certain her succulent pork tenderloin it can make it through the end sandwiches. of September without a more As the owner of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fat Randiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? permanent solution. Bar and Grill â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fatâ&#x20AC;? being â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want a sustainable her ex-husband, she jokes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; future where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not runthe infectiously convivial Van ning around figuring out how Rees turned a dive bar into a to keep the doors open every 6 destination spot for a town just months,â&#x20AC;? Sawalich said. south of I-80 but miles from The irony is that Feller preanything else. dicted the museum would Fat Randiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much expire 3 years after he did need a business plan. With a unless major changes were couple pickles, some mustard made. MCT and maybe even an onion slice, Bob Feller was known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Heater from Van Meter,â&#x20AC;? when starring for the Cleveland Indians in The real issue is that Feller, those award-winning tenderthe 1940s. The Hall of Famer died in 2010, and now the museum in his name in his hometown of who won 266 games for Cleveloins sell themselves. land from 1936-56 and was Van Meter, Iowa, is struggling to survive. But when it comes to ideas on named to the Baseball Hall of how the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,100 residents couple of people a day. draisers. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bunch of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heater from Van Meter,â&#x20AC;? Fame in 1962, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t around to can help save the financially â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what the town different things we thought the museum built in 1995 to help keep the lights on. troubled Bob Feller Museum, folk can do to get it back about doing. How do you keep honor the former Indians star The museum stayed solvent even Van Rees is stumped. around. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sad to see it go â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it going?â&#x20AC;? finds itself gasping for life. for well over a decade by havThe museum shuttered its and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it to. But Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dilemma that has trouAlthough officials are working Feller convince fellow Hall doors this winter because an what else can you do?â&#x20AC;? said Van bled the town, the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ing toward a solution they of Famers like Whitey Ford outdated business model led Rees while greeting customboard of directors and the believe will best appease the and Yogi Berra to visit Van to major financial issues. Foot ers during a packed lunchtime Cleveland Indians for months. city, the board and the IndiMeter for fundraising autotraffic had dwindled to just a rush. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought about funJust 3 years after the death of ans, the museum will likely graph sessions. BY LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer

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Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings, and Lyle Overbay hit his first homer with Milwaukee as the Brewers defeated the Cubs 5-2 on Friday night in Milwaukee. Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun each had three hits and a stolen base for the Brewers, who have a Major League-best 17-6 record. Garza (1-2), who pitched part of last season with the Chicago, retired the Cubs in order in four of the first six innings. He gave up two runs and four hits while striking out seven and walking one. Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva (1-5) gave up five runs and 11 hits in five innings. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0:

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Spring turkey hunting popular in Wisconsin Conservation effort paying off big time BY PAUL A. SMITH -ILWAUKEE*OURNAL3ENTINEL

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Conditions are prime to land an awesome channel catfish, like the one pictured above. All it takes is getting out on the boat and loading up on a variety of bait.

Perfect time for channel cats

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ee that smile on that young man? See the trees budding in the background, and the river whippinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by? Heck, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even a little sun shining down, too. Well if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re inside playing with your computer, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re missing out on all of that ... and a lot more. This channel cat, well sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still swimming the waters of the Rock River somewhere around Hillsdale, Illinois. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a safe bet to say that she is feeding hard getting ready to go through the rigors of the spawn. Right now with water temperatures on the Rock in the 50-degree range, channel cats like her are mostly out of their deepwater winter haunts and up cruising shallow waters in search of easy meals. Cheese baits, shrimp, shad and shad guts have all been working already this spring. Soon, big channels will be slamminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rods with wild abandon, and this pre-spawn bite is an absolute blast to be part of.

The strike zone of these fish really expand as they MATTJONES load up with food for the -ATT*ONES spawn. I mentioned a few ISAFISHING before, but throw in grassGUIDEFROM 0ROPHEThoppers, crickets, chicken STOWN(E livers, nightcrawlers and CANBE creek chubs, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s REACHEDAT FLATHEADMEmore, many, many more. CHANIC If you are one that has GMAILCOM always wanted to get involved in some more activities, this is one you Big male channel cats canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss. No fancy will begin to swell up and equipment needed. Bait turn blue in the face and can be free with a little lips. This is what some rummaging around the will mistake as a blue cat. yard, and even if you They will beat each other donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a boat, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the point where they plenty of bank availbecome just flat ugly to able. That leaves you look at. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not uncomalmost no excuse to not mon to see big males get up and get on this. bleeding from the head, So, maybe I have contail, and fins. Big scratches vinced one or two of you to and gouges up and down try something different? If I their bodies. These fish have, then I have succeedreally go to war when love ed. But not to get lost in all is involved. the channel cat talk, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Not unlike young men not forget itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mushroom fighting over the prom time and turkey time. queen. Turkey season has been The next 4 to 6 weeks one of the best I can will be amazing days remember, with a ton to spend on the river. of big birds taken, and Even inexperienced fishthough no mushrooms erman can really cash in have been found, they will on some great times and be very shortly. So, have a great catches. great week. Go Catfish!

SEXTONVILLE, Wis. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Change is swift in the Wisconsin spring. One day fields are covered with 5 inches of snow, the next theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re spiked with inch-tall blades of green growth. One day camp was empty, the next day it hosts a spirited group of 11. One minute the coulee is quiet, the next it echoes with calls of wild turkeys. And if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fortunate, the sounds transform into a close encounter with a gobbler. The gifts of the season were on full display last week in Richland County. I was privileged to spend 3 days as a guest at â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Roost,â&#x20AC;? a cabin near Sextonville owned by brothers Lloyd Purnell Jr. and Mike Purnell. The Roost and surrounding acreage was originally intended for deer hunting. But as the Wisconsin turkey population expanded and turkey hunting became more popular, the site has served as a spring rendezvous, too. With me for last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turkey camp were: Lloyd Purnell Jr. and his 16-year-old daughter, Phelan; Mike Purnell and his 12-year-old daughter, Payton; Bruce Ammell, Glenn Goldschmidt, David Kovach, Mike Quick and his twin 20-year-old daughters, Allison and Bryn; and Jim Smukowski. sss Among outdoors traditions in Wisconsin, spring turkey hunting is among the youngest.

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Glenn Goldschmidt (left), of Clintonville, Wis., and Mike Purnell, of Oconomowoc, Wis., walk out after a successful turkey hunt in Richland County, Wis. Spring turkey hunts have become popular in the state over the last decade. The wild turkey disapto hunters statewide. peared from Wisconsin More than 120,000 huntin the late 1800s due to ers will take part in the over-hunting and loss spring season, making of habitat. A 1970s trap- it second only to deer and-transfer project in hunting in popularity. which wild turkeys from sss Missouri were relocated An early spring storm to western Wisconsin set covered the Driftless the stage for the thriving Area with inches of snow population seen today in on the Monday before the Badger State. the season. The project, a partnerBy the opener, spring ship between the Wishad reclaimed most of the consin Department of fields around The Roost. Natural Resources and Everyone saw turkeys. Missouri Department Goldschmidt set out on of Conservation, and a solo hunt, a blind and assisted by the National seat literally on his back. Wild Turkey Federation, He backpacked away is considered one of the with about 30 pounds of stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest wildlife gear. success stories. He set his blind in a The first spring turkey brushy spot in the middle hunting season in the of a field and waited. The modern era was held second setup of the day in Wisconsin in 1983. yielded quick results. The DNR issued 1,200 â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never made a call,â&#x20AC;? permits that spring, and Goldschmidt said. A hen hunters registered 182 walked past his blind, folturkeys. Over the next 3 lowed by two longbeards. decades, the number of When he returned to hunters increased as the camp, Goldschmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new opportunity spread. load was 24 pounds In 2014, the DNR made heavier. The tom had a more than 200,000 tur9-inch beard and 3/4key permits available inch spurs.

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The Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brandon Bollig (left) passes the puck as the Bluesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jordan Leopold defends during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in St. Louis. The Blackhawks won 3-2 in overtime to take a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.

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ST. LOUIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Blues and Blackhawks just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help themselves. The teams went to overtime for the fourth time this series, and this time Jonathan Toews scored the winner to give the Hawks a 3-2 victory. His goal came on a breakaway after Dunan Keith sent him a pass on a long rebound. Toews beat the leg pad of Blues goaltender Ryan Miller. The Hawks led 2-1 after two periods, but Alex Pietrangelo beat Corey Crawford glove side to the score with 1:42 into the third period. The teams were skating 4-on-4 following dual roughing penalties on

Star of the game: *ONATHAN4OEWS "LACK HAWKS GAME WINNING GOALINOVERTIME Up next:"LACKHAWKS AT"LUES PM3UNDAY ."# Patrick Kane and Adam Cracknell late in the second period. The talk that dominated the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; room Friday morning revolved around the lack of goals in this series from two of the Blackhawks top threats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for one of them to answer. Hossa scored the first goal of the night, sending in a loose puck in front of Miller to give the

Blackhawks a 1-0 lead with 16:11 of the first period. It was his first goal of the series. In the second period, T.J. Oshie â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who also hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scored in the series â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tied the game with a pretty goal. Oshie put a move on Niklas Hjalmarsson to get by Hjalmarsson in the slot. Oshie lost his footing as he skated toward Crawfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glove side, but still managed to get a backhand shot past Crawford. After the Blues pressured the Hawks and seized momentum, Ben Smith put the Hawks ahead 2-1 with his first goal of the series, backhanding a rebound from Sheldon Brookbank to beat Miller.

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Mobsters wanted for local hit ‘Unique’ Chamber invites public to shop local – with a twist BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5535

MORRISON – It’s a Shop Local incentive with a fun little twist. The Morrison Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public, and its members, to flash mob a local business by committing to show up en masse May 3 and drop at least a 10-spot at the establishment.

“We target the small, local businesses that make our community special in order to give the business owners an economic stimulus,” Corinne Bender, Morrison Chamber of Commerce administrator, wrote in an email announcing the program. “We help businesses grow, we make people happy, we get stuff for ourselves, and we have a great time!” Bender got the idea while attending a recent economic development conference. Aledo Main Street has had a good bit of success with such flash mobs, she said. Here’s how it will work:

Every few months, a chamber member business will be chosen. Mostly retail shops and restaurants Corinne will be tarBender geted, since the mobsters must be able to spend as little as $10. The businesses will know a week ahead of time that it’s their turn, because they might need to add more help that day, but they can’t spill the beans. Part of the fun will be the surprise of finding out

where mob members are going, Bender said. On May 3, mobsters will meet at 11 a.m. at the chamber office, 221 W. Main St., where they will learn which business is getting targeted. The “hit” will last from 11:15 to noon. Disguises are optional, although dark glasses and fedoras might be spotted in the crowd. “This is a great way to shop local, have fun, and send a message loud and clear that we need to keep our G’s in town,” Bender wrote in the email. Contact her at morrisonchamber.com or 815-7723757 for more information.

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STERLING – The 2,500-squarefoot-or-so spot at 325 First Ave., which formerly housed Unique Computers, is under minor renovation and available for rent, owner Benita Leal said. She has given the space a fresh coat of paint and is fixing the roof. The shop has been empty since August. Except for a “For Rent” sign in the window, she hasn’t advertised its availability. “I want to have that building in good shape” before a new tenant moves in, Leal said. She’s still mulling the rent amount. Leal, of Sterling, has owned First Avenue Jewelry, in the other half of the building at 323 First Ave., for 17 years. She has no particular type of renter in mind. “Anyone is welcome,” she said. Call Leal at 815-626-8811 for more information.

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Retirement Student debt holds back many would-be buyers first; college second Sarah Luna graduated from the University of Southern California with about $75,000 in student debt. She lives in an apartment in Glendale, Calif., and would like to buy a home, but knows her debt will keep that dream at bay for the time being.

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Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it’s too late. At 31, she has a master’s degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale, Calif., apartment she shares for a little condo, maybe in Echo Park or Highland Park. Just one thing holds her back: The $700 she has paid every month since 2008, after she graduated from the University of Southern California – with $75,000 in student debt. With about half that total left to pay, buying that condo seems a long way off. “Honestly, I don’t know if it’ll ever happen,” she said. “Barring some sort of awesome miracle, a down payment is hard to wrap my head around right now.”

Of the many factors holding back young home buyers – rising prices, tougher lending standards, a still-shaky job market – none looms larger than the recent explosion of college debt.

The amount owed on student loans has tripled in a decade, to nearly $1.1 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. People in their 20s and 30s – often the best-educated and

highest-earning among them – owe most of that tab. That is keeping a crucial segment of home buyers on the sidelines, deferring one of the traditional markers of adult success. The National Association of Realtors recently identified student debt as a key factor in soft demand for home-buying this spring. A recent study by the trade group identified student loans as the top reason many home buyers delayed their purchase. Many more didn’t buy at all. Surveys show today’s adults value homeownership just as much as their parents did. But the shaky job market, higher debt loads, and the rollercoaster market of recent years is keeping many from pulling the trigger, said Selma Hepp, senior economist with the California Association of Realtors. HOUSE CONTINUED ON C8

Dear Dave, I noticed that your Baby Steps list puts saving for retirement before saving for your kid’s college fund. Sending your kids to college would come first on the timeline, so what is your reasoning behind this? – Jen Dear Jen, I advise this approach because everyone is going to retire someday, unless, of course, they happen to die before reaching retirement age. Retiring and eating are necessities. College is a luxury. Lots of people succeed in life without going to college, and thousands have worked their way through college. I worked 40 to 60 hours a week in college, and I still graduated in 4 years. RAMSEY CONTINUED ON C8

CGH Healthcare Scholarship Program CGH Medical Center is committed to supporting individuals who are pursuing a career in the healthcare profession. Nearly $20,000 is available to high school seniors, current college students, or adults returning to school. Candidates must reside in the hospital service area, which includes Whiteside, Lee, Carroll, Ogle and Bureau counties. ‡

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Ryan Dewey is Polo Community High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s January Student of the Month. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistically inclined â&#x20AC;&#x201C; art is a favorite class. He plans to become a film and TV animator, or an actor.

MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Students from Morrison High School gave 33 performances March 8 at the Illinois High School Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state solo and ensemble music contest at West Carroll High School in Savanna. Morrison musicians earned 27 Division I (superior), four Division II (excellent), and two Division II (good) ratings. Students from Amboy, Annawan, Byron, Eastland in Lanark, Forreston, Milledgeville, Ohio, Oregon, Polo, Prophetstown, Riverdale in Port Byron, Rock Falls, and West Carroll also participated. Four Morrison performances received the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of the Dayâ&#x20AC;? award: Allison Houldson and Kyle McCoy, vocal solos;

Colleen Elfline, saxophone solo; and the Morrison High School Madrigal Singers. Morrison Division I solos: Michaela McNeece, piccolo; Allison Houldson, Rebecca Coyle, and Tabitha Knaggs, flute; Maya Zinke, oboe; Eryn Young and Krysta Mapes, clarinet; Colleen Elfline and Adam Deter, saxophone; Kyle McCoy, trumpet; Zach Osborn, trombone; and Allison Wiersema, Zach Osborn, Kyle McCoy, Andrew Rinker, Allison Houldson, and Erin Nelson, vocals. Division 1 ensembles for Morrison: Erin Nelson and Kelsey Middleton vocal; Tabitha Knaggs, Rebecca Coyle, Allison Houldson, Michaela McNeece, Jor-

dan Wiebenga, Maya Zinke, Eryn Young, Hannah Blacklock, Emily Davis, Krysta Mapes, Kyla Sibley, Colleen Elfline, Darrin Bielema, and Adam Deter, Woodwind Choir, with Kyle McCoy conducting; Kyle McCoy, Thomas Hardesty, Allyssa Renner, Danika Habben, Kurtis Klimson, Zach Osborn, Kelby Johannsen, Ryan Tillman, Hailey Zigler, and Erik Wiersema, Brass Choir, with Emily Davis conducting; Ashley Hagerman, Rebecca Coyle, Kyle Workman, Logan Scott, Kritsana Jedjinda, Collin Bland, and Kurtis Klimson, percussion; Allison Houldson, Morgan McCulloh, Isabel Vander Bleek, Robb Stone, Kurtis Klimson, Zachariah Osborn,

Kyle McCoy, Andrew Rinker, Logan Scott, Rachel Magana, Kelsey Middleton, Erin Nelson, and Allie Wiersema, Madrigal Singers; Allison Houldson and Ashley Greul, vocal duet; Kurtis Klimson, Kyle McCoy, Zachariah Osborn, Robb Stone, Eric Sipes, Andrew Rinker, Brian Slater, and Logan Scott, chamber choir. Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division II: Michaela McNeece, flute solo; Danika Habben, French horn solo; Holly Johnson, vocal solo; and Michaela McNeece and Maya Zinke, mixed woodwind duet. Division III from Morrison: Ashley Hagerman, multiple percussion solo, and Ryan Tillman and Erik Wiersema, tubaeuphonium duet.

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Polo High School Student of Month Ryan Dewey, 18, of Favorite TV show: AnyWoosung, is Polo Com- thing about nature munity High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s January Student of the Least favorite class: Month. He is the son of English and novel Dave and Lisa Dewey, and has a brother, Travis. Hobbies: Drawing, sculpting, and writing Favorite class: Art Dream job: Zoologist Top teacher: Beth Weigmann What would you do with $100, 000? Save it for a After graduation: I plan rainy day to go to college to become an animator for film and Read this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hobbit,â&#x20AC;? TV, or possibly become an by J.R.R. Tolkien, Epic actor. fantasy Favorite movie: AnyShout out to: The Drama thing I think is good Club

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The Sterling Golden Warriors girls softball team played a double-header game April 12 in Downers Grove. They stopped at Dairy Queen in Sterling to support Matt Anderson Day, in memory of the Rock Falls High School student who died March 1. Proceeds from each Blizzard sold that day were donated to the Anderson family. Photo submitted by Donna McDonald.

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A Levi Leap dance was March 22 at Rock Falls High School. The theme was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giddie Up Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dance.â&#x20AC;? The winners of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Duke and Duchess awards were Bryce Hamblen and Anna Musselman. Photo submitted by Myra Nusbaum.

Newman students earn recognition at banquet STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Newman Central Catholic High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholastic bowl teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual awards banquet was April 6. The team was the first scholastic bowl champion of the newly expanded Three Rivers Conference. The team members won the Masonic sectional in Morrison and advanced to the Masonic state tournament in Springfield, where they won the A Division. Newman also was the Illinois High School Association regional championship for the third year in a row. They won the Keith Country Day Sectional for the first time in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, and advanced to the state tournament March 21 at

the Peoria Civic Center, where they placed third. Fresh-soph team members who received awards at the banquet were Erin Pasley, most improved player, and Shawn Rosengren, most valuable player. Varsity award recipients were Andy Eifel, most improved player; Jakob Frank, 1,000 Point Award and All-Sectional Team; Todd Nelson, most valuable senior; Elliott Frankfother, most valuable player, 5,000 Point Award, All-Sectional Team, and First Team All-State: and Nate Edison, dedication and teamwork awards. Ken Ellorando and Frankfother were named captains for the 2014-15 season.

There are 19 first-year students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. They recently met for a Lunch and Learn session, and completed an interactive review of Care of Patients with Hematologic Problems. Program funding is from a grant by Northwest Area Health Education Center. Photo submitted by Dana Chacon.

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From daffodils to chicks, spring has arrived. The chicks were at Big R in Rochelle. Photos submitted by Jeri Wethington of Rochelle.

The natural world

ABOVE: The sun sets over Morrison. Photos submitted by Bill Doering of Rock This egret stood out against greenery in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Photo submitted Falls. by Sharon Thompson of Dixon. BELOW: This sunset in Rock Falls reminded Doering of “The Lion King.”

Two pelicans visit the upper dam in Rock Falls. Photo submitted by Brad Icenogle of Rock Falls.

LEFT: This bullfrog had a bad day in spring 2012 at Lock and Dam 13 near Fulton. ABOVE: Heiconius charitonius, the zebra longwing butterfly, landed on a plant last summer in Naples, Fla. Photos submitted by Carl Latchford of Rock Falls.

Wanted: Photos from you A scrapbook is a book with blank pages, and that’s what our Scrapbook page is without your pictures. We want to fill the page with images that capture lives in the Sauk Valley. They can be submitted by email to photos@saukvalley.com or can be taken to the Sterling and Dixon offices.


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Donations help hospice OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Serenity Hospice & Home accepts clothing and other items, which can, in turn, be sold to help those with a lifelimiting illness. Donated merchandise is sold at Angel Treasures, 4045 W. state Route 64, Mount Morris, and at Flamingo Palace, 109 S. Third St., Oregon. Even items that are not sold can help Serenity Hospice and Village of Progress through a new baling partnership. Shoes, purses, and belts can be baled or bagged and sold to a vendor to be used to help those in need in Africa and Central and South America. Furniture in a condition for resale will be accepted at both locations. Donors, who are unable to deliver the furniture, may call Pam Salvador-Gould, volunteer coordinator at 815-732-2499 to schedule a pickup. For more information, call Serenity Hospice at 815-732-2499. Clothing items that cannot be sold at the resale shop can be baled at Village of Progress in Oregon for resale to a third-party vendor. The baled clothes, such as shoes, purses, and

Karen Kereven (left) and Jeremy Reynolds recently processed items at Village of Progress in Oregon. VOP works with Serenity Hospice & Home to sell baled or bagged items to a third-party vendor to help people overseas. Photo submitted by Lynn Knodle. belts, will be sent to Africa and parts of Central and South America to help those in need. Furniture in good enough condition for resale can be donated,

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Rock River Chapter National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution announced its Good Citizens Award winners at its April meeting. Carolyn Aiken (left), award chairman, is with the winners (from left) Elizabeth Buckwalter of Morrison High School, Katrina Gvozdjak of Sterling High School, Catherine Cooney of Prophetstown High School, and Nathaniel Edison of Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling. Not pictured are Sean Hansen of Unity Christian School in Fulton, Krista Temple of Fulton High School, Tanner Mortenson of Rock Falls High School, and Amanda McWilliams of Erie High School. Photos submitted by Frances Bishop.

and will be sold at the Flamingo Palace, 109 S. Third St. For more information or to donate furniture items, call Pam Salvador-Gould at 815-732-2499.

READY, SET, FISH

Harriet Fliss, the chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship chairman, presented an education scholarship to Melissa Villa, a senior at Rock Falls High School. She was awarded for her academic record and involvement in school activities and community projects.

Anglers Dylan Gaddis (from left), Brenden Garcia, James Garcia, Abbie Capp, Devin Zinke, and Desaray Gaddis, all of Rock Falls, were ready to fish as trout season opened April 5. They were at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. The pond there was stocked with 2,000 pounds of trout, or about 3,500 individual fish, March 20 by the state Department of Natural Resources. Photo submitted by Joan Fritz.

Frances Bishop, regent of the Rock River Chapter, presented a scholarship to Lauren Zuidema, a 2013 graduate of Sterling High School and a student at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. This is the second year Zuidema has received the scholarship based on her high school record and continued education.

FIREHOUSE MINISTRIES

NIGHT WITH MOM

Firehouse of God Ministries and Modern Woodmen youth and adults will do service projects in Rock Falls. Community members are welcome to join the efforts. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. May 3 at Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum, 403 W. Second St. Lunch will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Join Hands Day project. Call 815-622-9490 for information. Maddox (center) and Tyler play hot potato with Julie Krichoff during last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s My Son Rocks! Mommy-Son Date Night. This year boys 3 to 13 will have the opportunity to take their mothers on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dateâ&#x20AC;? at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road. The evening includes dinner, dancing, projects, games, and a story from 5:30 to 7::30 p.m. May 2. The cost is $30 per couple. Financial assistance is available. Registration is required; go to apm.activecommunities.com/woodlawnarts or the academy or call 815-626-4278. Registration for summer programs begins at 9 a.m. May 5. Those programs include a June 6 Daddy-Daughter Dance. Photo submitted by Janel Stahr.

Appointments available for health tests The Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum, 403 W. Second St., will open for the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3. A free lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. The museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday from May through October and for special events May 26, July 4, and Sept. 1. Admission is free. It has antique fire engines, early firefighting tools and equipment, and historic pictures of the Rock Falls Fire Department. For information, call 815-622-9490.

ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Life Line Screening will have stroke and osteoporosis screenings by appointment May 13 at First Congregational Church, 905 Dixon Ave. Five tests are offered. Together they take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

The screenings are designed to identify potential cardiovascular conditions, such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs. Bone density also will be tested.

Packages start at $149. Registration is required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, go to lifelinescreening.com or call 877-237-1287. The screening is sponsored by CGH Medical Center of Sterling.


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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Leah Marie Drew Cheryl Fowler of Rock Amy and Adam Drew Falls. of Franklin Grove are the Derbie Hazel parents of a daughter born at 7:54 p.m. April 10, Shaner 2014, at KSB Hospital in Michelle and Justin Dixon. L e a h M a r i e D r e w Shaner of Morrison are weighed 6 pounds, 6 the parents of a daughter ounces at birth and was born at 4:50 p.m. April 14, 2014, at CGH Medical 19.5 inches in length. She is welcomed by Levi Center in Sterling. Derbie Hazel Shaner Thomas Drew, 2. weighed 8 pounds, 13 Maternal grandparents are James Kettley of Lee ounces at birth and was Center and Beth Godina 21 inches in length. She is welcomed by of Mendota. Paternal grandparents Addison, 5. Maternal grandparare Ken and Cindy Drew ents are Beth Reints and of Dixon. Maternal great-grand- Michael Salway, both of parents are Paul and Freeport. Georgia Philippe of Mal- Paternal grandparents are Karen Shaner and Steden. Paternal great-grand- ven Shaner, both of Morparents are Nola Duffy of rison. Dixon and John and Kay Duffy of St. Charles. Emma Mae Lexy Rae Bock Laura and Dustin Bock of Dixon are the parents of daughter born at 5:30 p.m. April 10, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Lexy Rae Bock weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and was 22 inches in length. She is welcomed by Madisyn, 11, Brayden, 9, and Delaney, 1. Maternal grandparents are Jack and Penny Burnell of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Lorena Bock of Dixon. Maternal great-grandmother is Virginia Burnell of Dixon. Paternal great-grandparents are Garry and Katie Ortgiesen of Dixon, Bill and Pam Weir of Amboy, and Linda Bock of Dixon. Paternal great-greatgrandmother is Lillian Farster of Dixon.

Jessa Alexis Peterson Maria and Brant Peterson of Dixon are the parents of a daughter born at 12:47 a.m. April 5, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Jessa Alexis Peterson weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. She is welcomed by Delaney Peterson, 4. Maternal grandparents are Milo and Cindi Shepard of Delavan. Paternal grandparents are Doug and Darla Peterson of Alpha. Paternal great-grandmother is Alice Peterson of Galesburg.

Viviana Jordyn Pennington Maribel Lopez and James Pennington of Sterling are the parents of a daughter born at 8:01 p.m. April 1, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Viviana Jordyn Pennington weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and was 22 inches in length. She is welcomed by Ivelisse Pennington, 6. Maternal grandparents are Maria Lopez of DeKalb and Raul Lopez of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Maria Jaber of Rock Falls and William Pennington of Sterling.

Hunter Alan Fowler Ryan Urbaniak and Aaron Fowler of Rock Falls are the parents of a son born at 8:12 a.m. April 15, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Hunter Alan Fowler weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and was 22 inches in length. He is welcomed by Aurora Urbaniak, 14, Emma Fowler, 9, Nikolas Fowler, 9, and Payton Fowler, 6. Maternal grandparents are John Urbaniak of Sterling and Jay and Linny Schenk of Chadwick. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Yolie Fowler of Sterling and Linda and Carl Bushar of Rock Falls. Maternal great-grandmother is Joan Harms of Batavia. Paternal great-grandparents are Richard and

Meisgeier Stacy and Ryan Meisgeier of Waverly, Iowa, are the parents of a daughter born at 7:19 p.m. March 26, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Emma Mae Meisgeier weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. She is welcomed by Birk, 2. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Leesa Burke of Sublette. Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Connie Meisgeier of Traer, Iowa. Maternal great-grandparents are Bob and Joyce Setchell and Joan Burke, all of Mendota. Paternal great-grandparents are Bill and MaryAnn Britt of Manchester, Iowa.

Eleanor Rose McBroom Kayla Hesse and Jefferson McBroom Jr. of Sterling are the parents of a daughter born at 8:18 a.m. April 14, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Eleanor Rose McBroom weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces at birth and was 20.5 inches in length. She is welcomed by Sceniah Marie Gayle Scott, 4. Maternal grandparents are Shellie Fox of Coyne Center and Robert Hesse of Coal Valley. Paternal grandparents are Jefferson McBroom Sr. and Cindy McBroom, both of Sterling. Maternal great-grandparents are Joyce McClimans of Blue Grass, Iowa, and Charles and Donna Fox of East Moline.

Hazel Diane Carlyse Edwards Ashlee Much and Geobani Edwards of Rock Falls are the parents of a daughter born at 4:53 p.m. April 15, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Hazel Diane Carlyse Edwards weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. She is welcomed by Aubriee, 3. Maternal grandparents are Chad and Lea Riesselman of Thomson. Paternal grandparent is Robin Edwards of Los Angeles. Maternal great-grandparents are Diane and Robert Sr. Rock Falls and Gordon and Ruby Riesselman of Canton. Paternal great-grandparents are John and Carlyse Edwards of Los Angeles.

Kendrick Joseph Rightious Jodi Reifsteck and Jonathon Rightious of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 10:23 p.m. March 25, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Kendrick Joseph Rightious weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed by Aubrey Jaelyn, 3.

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Caring Center thankful for its 25 volunteers IRENE NUSBAUM Sterling

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. As manager of the Caring Center, I would like to express my appreciation for all 25 of our volunteers. The Caring Center has been blessed with many donations dropped off for us to give away. In 2013, we registered 13,627 shoppers, gave away 147,546 items, and logged 8,408 volunteer hours. The Caring Center averaged 1,136 shoppers a

month and gave away an average of 12,296 items a month. The Caring Center is at 210 First Ave., Sterling. We are open for shopping from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays. Items can be donated from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. at the back entrance or by appointment by calling 815-4994953. I am truly blessed to have a board that supports all our volunteers and provides a truly great mission and community service. An angel says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the things we get; it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t how much we know; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the will to serve; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the

hand we lend; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the light our lanterns throw.â&#x20AC;? Thank you, Caring Center volunteers and board of directors. God bless.

Thank you for cemetery cleanup help GARY M. FARRAL Erie

American Legion Post 582 thanks task leaders, Clark Mortenson and Melvin Saad, and the 30-plus residents of Newton, Erie, and Fenton townships for the April 12 reclamation of Smack Cemetery. The day started at 9 a.m., and by 11 the property had been pretty well

cleared. The task began earlier in the week with Gary Polflietâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brushcutting machine. Workers used chain saws, bow saws, limb trimmers, rakes, and bare hands. There are piles of trees and brush to be burned yet. When I departed, the site workers were trying to re-erect as many headstones as was possible. A couple of Civil War veteran graves were identified of the some 17 reportedly buried there. Go to facebook.com/ gary.m.farral/media_set ?set=a.102034192937088 68.1073741839.1408083 354&type=3 to view pictures.

Sign-up underway for ag program PAW PAW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Registration is due by Wednesday for a free workshop on restoration agriculture, set for Friday through May 4 in Paw Paw. The University of Illinois Extension Unit 4 and Willow Creek Organic Farm, northwest of Paw Paw, will sponsor the presentation. The program is open to the public. Restoration agriculture

is the practice of imitating natural ecosystems and growing staple food crops within those systems. Mark Shepard, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers,â&#x20AC;? will speak at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Paw Paw Community Building, 362 Chicago Ave. The May 3 workshop will open at 8:30 a.m. at the community building.

The topics will include understanding biomes and economic plant communities within them, keyline design for water management,U.S. Department of Agriculture agroforestry practices, and a summary of how to put the previous information on land. An on-the-ground demonstration will take place at noon May 3 at Willow Creek farm, at Wil-

low Creek and Paw Paw roads. At 9 a.m. May 4 at the farm, there will be a recap and review. Those attending should bring their own lunch, and dress for the weather. For more information or to register, call Marilyn Kemmerer with the extension at 815-8573525, or Jane Heim with Willow Creek at 815-9882628.

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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Today Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. AppointMENT   Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, 5NITED-ETHODIST#HURCH %#HICAGO!VE $AVIS Junction. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; noon, 6 p.m., open, 90-92 3(ENNEPIN!VE $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, tradition; PM CLOSEDPM CLOSED "AZAAR!MERIcana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, AM FORMER3T!NNE 'RADE3CHOOL .*ONES !VE !MBOY    Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alcoholics Anonymous,AM 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.-noon, Walmart, 1901 First Ave., Rock Falls. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, Old School; 8 p.m., OPEN &UN.IGHT BRINGA FRIEND &IRST!VE Rock Falls, back door. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, PM &IRST#HRISTIAN #HURCH &IFTH!VE 2OCK&ALLS    $OWNSTAIRS WESTDOOR Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic,  PM 3AVE A-Lot, 928 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First PresBYTERIAN#HURCH #ALvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, PM CLOSED 6ILLAGEOF 0ROGRESS 3TH3T Oregon.

Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, "AZAAR!MERICANA 7 Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed; noon, open; 6 p.m., closed, step, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, AM OPEN (ORIZON 6IEW&ARMBARN . River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 10 a.m., open, Big Book, &IRST!VE 2OCK&ALLS back door. Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society, 2 p.m., program, â&#x20AC;&#x153;General â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Black Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Logan,â&#x20AC;? Bethel 2EFORMED#HURCH  %RD3T 3TERLING    Alcoholics Anonymous, PM CLOSED #HURCHOF 3T!NNE .#HERRY St., Morrison. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., First #HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH !VE 2OCK&ALLS   $OWNSTAIRS WEST door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, SpanISH 3T0ATRICK#ATHOLIC #HURCH +ELLY$RIVE Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance REQUIRED "!!BBLEONFOR ,IFE0RISON'ROUP    Alcoholics Anonymous, PM CLOSED  Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, PM CLOSED -OUNT -ORRIS3ENIOR#ENTER % Front St.

8 a.m., open, Methodist #HURCH &IRST!VE Forreston. Veterans Affairs representative, 9 a.m., Rock 2IVER#ENTER 3TH 3T /REGON    The Good News about Joint Pain presentation, AM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY 3ENIOR#ENTER 7 .INTH3T 3TERLING    Dixon Rotary Club, noon, lower level, St. Luke %PISCOPAL#HURCH 7 4HIRD3T $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, step; 6 p.m., open, 90-92 S. Hennepin !VE $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 PM OPEN "AZAAR!MERIcana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, NOON CLOSED 3T0AUL ,UTHERAN#HURCH 3 &IFTH3T /REGON Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, PM &IRST#HRISTIAN #HURCH &IFTH!VE 2OCK&ALLS    $OWNSTAIRS WESTDOOR Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, Sunshine meeting, &IRST!VE 2OCK&ALLS back door. Crochet-Knitting Club, PM 7HITESIDE #OUNTY3ENIOR#ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TERLING The Salvation Army Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary, 1 p.m., 409 Avenue F, SterLING    Whiteside County Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired,  PM #OVENTRY6ILLAGE  7RD3T 3TERLING Monday TOPS, 4 p.m. weigh-in, Childhood immuniPMMEETING zation clinic; women, p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. infants and children clin- MEETING (UB#ITY3ENIOR Sunday ic; and family planning #ENTER #HERRY!VE Alcoholics Anonymous, services, all by appointRochelle. ment only, Suite 100, Lee 7 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., TOPS Chapter IL 634 OPEN 2OCHELLE#OMMUNITY #OUNTY(EALTH$EPARTMENT meeting,PM  3'ALENA!VE $IXON S. Walnut St., Franklin (OSPITAL .3ECOND    Grove. St. TOPS,PMWEIGH IN Abuse Changing Team, Alcoholics Anonymous, PMMEETING 0OLO    8 a.m., closed; 11 a.m., open; 1 p.m., closed, Alcoholics Anonymous, #HURCHOFTHE"RETHREN

3#ONGRESS!VE 0OLO    Celebrate Recovery, 6-8 p.m., 201 W. Market St., -ORRISON    Celebrate Recovery, Christ-centered Recovery Group, 6-8 p.m., 2EVIVE#OMMUNITY#HURCH 8 E. Front St., Mount MorRIS    Rock Falls Rotary, 6 PM "EELENDORFS$ELI 204 W. 10th St., Rock Falls. Rock Falls Boy Scout Troop 306,  PM (ARVEST4IME"IBLE#HURCH FELLOWSHIPHALL $IXON Ave., Rock Falls. Rock Falls Optimist Club, PM #ANDLElight Inn, 2200 First Ave., Rock Falls. Byron Fire Protection District Trustees, 7 p.m., $ISTRICT(EADQUARTERS  .&RANKLIN3T Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Church of God,#LAY3T -OUNT#ARROLL   Lee, Whiteside Chapter of the American Diabetes Association PM #'( -EDICAL#ENTERS2YBERG Auditorium,, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Sauk Valley Interfaith Peace Action Group, 7 p.m., Wesley United MethODIST#HURCH TH !VE 3TERLING    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step study, .EW(OPE&ELLOWSHIP #HURCH STATE2OUTE  +INGS Tampico Lions Club, 7 PM 'OOD4IMES . -AIN3T 4AMPICO    Alcoholics Anonymous, PM CLOSED 3T,UKE %PISCOPAL#HURCH 7 4HIRD3T $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, PM CLOSED &IRST 0RESBYTERIAN#HURCH  Third St., Savanna. Sauk Valley Al-Anon Group,PM OPEN  First Ave., Rock Falls, back door.


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Funeral plants, flowers should be shared Dear Abby: My father recently passed away. Flowers and plants were sent to the funeral home. After the funeral Mass, the flowers were sent to the cemetery for the gravesite services. Afterward, I was asked to go to the funeral home to pick them up. When I arrived, I saw my sister-in-law taking the plant her employer had sent into her car. She said it was her plant. The next day, my other sister-inlaw went to my motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house to retrieve the plant her company had sent. Abby, I have never heard of this. I thought that because the flowers and plants had been sent

plants should be shared. Your mother is not the only person who is griev$EAR!BBY ing. Your sisters-in-law ISWRITTEN BY!BIGAIL are married to the sons 6AN"UREN of the deceased, so they ALSOKNOWN should have the plants AS*EANNE their employers sent to 0HILLIPS4HE COLUMNISPROthe funeral. VIDEDTHROUGH When there are more 5NIVERSAL flowers and plants than 5CLICK the family can enjoy, people often have them delivered to nursing to my mother, it should homes or homes for be up to her to decide whether or not she wants the elderly or disabled, where they can lend a to distribute them. After all, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one suffering burst of color and good cheer. the greatest loss. What is P.S. Thank-yous to the the proper procedure for senders should be sent plants to be distributed by your sisters-in-law for after a funeral? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Christine in Missouri the plants they took.

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strange to write to you, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to share this story about how small acts of kindness can multiply. On a dark, miserable afternoon, I was out grocery shopping. The woman in line in front of me had two small children and two full carts of groceries. When all her bags were loaded, she began frantically searching in her purse for her car keys. When she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find them, she realized that, in her haste, she had locked them inside her car. I asked if I could drive her home to get a spare key and she agreed. I helped her into her house with her bags of

groceries, then drove them all back to the store for her car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can I ever thank you?â&#x20AC;? she asked. My reply was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No thanks are needed; just pass it on.â&#x20AC;? Two weeks later, I was at a party when a couple walked into the living room and the woman excitedly said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There she is.â&#x20AC;? It was the woman from the market. She rushed over and proceeded to tell everyone how we met. Then she said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had her chance to â&#x20AC;&#x153;pass it on.â&#x20AC;? I asked what she told the person who had thanked her, and she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said what you did, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No thanks are needed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pass it on!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Small kindnesses bring

big rewards. If anyone has been the recipient of an act of kindness, remember to pass it on. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Golden Rule. Thanks, Dear Abby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you â&#x20AC;&#x153;pass onâ&#x20AC;? kindness with each column you write. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Living The Golden Rule in Washington Dear Living The Golden Rule: I am a firm believer in passing it on and have long shared that philosophy with friends. However, regardless of how long you preach, the best sermon is a good example. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Annual chorus performance returns to Morrison MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Voices of Praise, an 85-voice choir consisting of Emmanuel Reformed Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sanctuary Choir and other area church members, will perform its spring cantata, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Been Good,â&#x20AC;? Sunday at Emmanuel, 202 E. Morris St. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the performance will start at 7. The 75-minute concert is for all ages. Donations will be accepted. Other churches represented are Albany United Methodist Church; First Lutheran Church and Hope United Methodist Church, both in Chadwick; Bethel Christian Reformed, Gateway Faith Fellowship, Second Reformed Church, Open Bible Fellowship, and Spring Valley Reformed Church, all in Fulton; Hanover Presbyterian Church; Milledgeville Brethren Church and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, both in Milledgeville; Christian Reformed Church, Crossroads Community Church, Ebenezer Reformed Church, St. Mary Catholic Church,

Members of churches across the Sauk Valley perform as Voices of Praise, an outreach choir through Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison. The choirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seventh annual spring cantata will be Sunday at the church, 202 E. Morris St. Photo submitted by Rich Criss. and St. Peter Lutheran Church, all in Morrison; Trinity Lutheran Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Mount Carroll; Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls; and The Bridge at Beans (Brethren in Christ)

and Bethel Reformed Church, both in Sterling. Music from groups such as Legacy Five, the Hoppers, Cathedrals, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, and the Gaither Vocal Band will be presented. Solo-

Robert Preston stars in film POLO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Those Marvelous Musicals, a movie matinee series, will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 7 in the lower level of Polo Public Library, 302 W. Mason St. The show is free and open to all ages. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The level is wheelchair accessible. The show stars Robert Preston and Shirley Jones;

and features trombones. Other May activities are: Lego Club, 1-2 p.m., May 10, lower level: Children ages 6 to 12 will build things. LEGOS will be supplied or participants can bring their own. There is no charge and a library card is not required to take part. Book discussion groups: The first group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 19 in

the lower level. The May selection is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Valley of Amazement,â&#x20AC;? by Amy Tan. The second group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 23 at Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St. The book to be discussed is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Go to the Dogs Tonight,â&#x20AC;? by Alexandra Fuller. For more information, go to pololibrary.org or call 815-946-2713.

Mass to celebrate center namesake ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Mass to honor St. Gianna Molla will be at 10 a.m. May 3 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 708 10th Ave. Giannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House Pregnancy Resource Center will sponsor the Mass to honor Molla, who was canonized May 4, 2004. Her feast day is celebrated April 28. Molla was an Italian

physician, wife, and mother who underwent surgery for uterine cancer, while she was pregnant. Molla decided not to undergo additional treatment because she wanted to be sure her child would be born healthy. The baby, also named Gianna, was born healthy, but Molla died a

few days later in 1962. Monsignor Thomas Dzielak will celebrate the Mass. Refreshments will be available. Giannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House, 700 10th Ave., will be open for viewing after the celebration. For more information or to RSVP, contact giannashouse@attn.net or 815-213-0290 or 815625-6520.

REGAN BOYHOOD HOME ACKNOWLEDGED Ann Lewis, board president of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon, accepted the state Senate Recognition of the 98th General Assembly from state Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon. The honor acknowledged the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3 decades of Illinois heritage.

ists Ed Pruis, Kyle McCoy, Tonia Ernst, Dennis VanZuiden, and Rich Criss will perform. Criss also is the choir director. A fellowship hour, hosted by the women of Emmanuel, will follow the performance.

A free shuttle bus will be provided 1 hour before and after the cantata. Riders will be picked up at the Ebenezer Reformed Church parking lot, 309 E. Park St., then dropped off at the curb in front of Emmanuel.

The church is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit emmanuelreformedchurch.org and click on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Concert Seriesâ&#x20AC;? button or call Criss at the church at 815-772-3890.

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Ogle County Day of Dabbling a hit Divide, and conquer plants More than 80 youth participated in the March 22 Day of Dabbling the Oregon Church of God. The day, designed to provide youth ages 5 to 15 with the opportunity to explore numerous areas of 4-H project work hands-on, was sponsored by the University of Illinois Ogle County Extension. Each participant chose three workshops. Topics were visual arts,

foods, robotics, horticulture, cats, public speaking, and science. Take home items included cards, snow globes, candles, and magnet boards. Workshops were conducted by 4-H volunteers. Presenters included Rebecca Eden, Anna Ring, Abbie Ring, Lisa Hinrichs, and Jacob Ebens, all of Oregon; Jeannette Mingus, Gracie Mingus, Jordan Min-

gus, and Kayla Mingus, (both science ambassadors) all of Byron; Rachel Toth and Heather Stranberg, both of Leaf River; Megan Ackland, Callie Ackland, and Kateyln Ackland (science ambassador), all of Rochelle; Sadie Block of Mount Morris; Jordan Mingus, Kayla Mingus, and Kaitlyn Ackland, Ogle County science ambassadors; Chris Carter of Stillman Valley; Flaming Monkeys

Robotics Club of Boone County 4-H; and Larry Ermey, Ogle County Master Gardener. Also assisting were Jonathan Prose of Oregon, Alexandra Hilliard of Byron, and Honie Newcomer of Polo. For more information about 4-H, contact the Ogle County Extension Office, 421 W. Pines Road, Suite 10, Oregon, IL 61061; illinois.edu/ bdo/; or 815-732-2191.

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Kristen Houzenga, (from left) Christy Ralston, Ashley Hunt, and Rachel Dykstra, West Carroll High School FFA chapter members from Savanna attended the April 7-8 Farm Bureau Youth Conference in Springfield. Members learned new leadership abilities through workshops and keynote speakers, Keith Patterson and Paul Moya. They also attended four of six growth sessions, including a career fair. Topics were, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t waste your best opportunity, simply drive, ag careers, advocating after the jacket, cultivating your personal brand, and planting your potential. Members also enjoyed a sponsored dance and an activity-filled evening. West Carroll FFA contributed 176 items for a food drive that will be returned to Carroll County. Photo submitted by Rachel Dykstra.

Grants available through ag department WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the availability of more than $19 million in grants to help train, educate, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of agricultural producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. NIFA will offer two webinars at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The first webinar will focus on general guidelines for the program. The second

will focus on the funding allocations for sociallydisadvantaged and military veteran farmers and ranchers. BFRDP is an education, training, technical assistance and outreach program designed to help farmers, ranchers and managers of non-industrial private forest land â&#x20AC;&#x201C; specifically those aiming to start farming and those who have been farming or ranching for 10 or fewer years. It is managed by the National Institutes

of Food and Agriculture. NIFA will competitively award grants to organizations conducting programs to help beginning farmers and ranchers. Priority will be given to projects that are partnerships and collaborations led by or including nongovernmental, community-based, or school-based agricultural educational organizations. All applicants are required to provide funds or in-kind support from non-federal sources in an amount that

is at least equal to 25 percent of the federal funds requested. By law, at least 5 percent of available funding will be allocated to programs and services for limitedresource and sociallydisadvantaged beginning farmers and ranchers and farmworkers. Additionally, another 5 percent of available funding will be allocated for programming and services for military veteran farmers and ranchers. Go to nifa.usda. gov for more information

Controlled burns to improve natural habitat The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will perform several prescribed burns this spring on Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Carroll and Jo Daviess counties. Sites are Goose Point near the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, Spring Lake levees, Duckfoot Marsh, and portions of Lost Mound

Unit. A prescribed fire is commonly used as a tool to manage habitat. Burning helps restore and maintain plant communities by removing dead material, returning nutrients to the soil, encouraging growth of native grasses and flowers, suppressing growth of non-native species, and opening space for new plants to grow.

Fire also can reduce the invasion of woody plants in prairies and create a healthy habitat for migratory and nesting birds and other wildlife. Timing of a prescribed burn is critical. With the late spring this year, the goal is to begin the program before the nesting season. Upper Mississippi River

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is the most visited refuge in the U.S. The refuge extends 261 miles along the Upper Mississippi River from Wabasha, Minn., to Princeton, Iowa, protecting and preserving habitat for migratory birds, fish, and a variety of other wildlife. The 240,000 acre refuge was established in 1924.

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Spring brings on the gardening season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now is the time to start thinking about what will need to be divided in our gardens, â&#x20AC;&#x153; Martha Smith, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, said. In general, most perennials need to be divided every 3 to 5 years. The ideal time is in the spring, just as active growth starts, when the least amount of irreparable damage can happen. The recommended time for oriental poppy, peony, and Siberian iris is late July or early August, but spring is still okay to divide. Divide early spring bloomers after bloom, and they will have all season to anchor new roots and set buds for next spring. Divide summerfall bloomers in spring and they, too, will be able to set roots and respond to daylight and temperatures to bud and flower. For the majority of perennials in the garden spring is a great time for dividing. Usually a plant will show signs of needing division. They become overgrown with dead, unsightly centers, or their vigorous growth has sent them to

places in a garden where they are not welcome. Plants often have fewer or smaller flowers and are in overall poor health due to the plant depleting the fertility of the soil as it crowds itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let the plant be the gauge and not a calendar,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some perennials may need dividing every 2 years, while others may not need any attention for 7 years.â&#x20AC;? To divide mature clumps of perennials, lift the clump and separate the outer, active-growing portion from the center. Discard the center and replant the active growth areas. Be careful not to over-divide. Leave a proportionate amount of roots to crown. Too few roots will not be able to support a large crown. Too small a crown will not give much of a visual display. Too large a clump may mean the plant may have to be divided again. Replant a portion to keep and discard or give away the rest. Prepare the planting area by adding compost or aged manure. Plant division should be staggered so the whole garden will not need dividing at the same time.

Extension offers spring turf tips Rhonda Ferree, a U of I Extension horticulture educator, has complied a list of lawn care doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lawn care questions in the wake of last summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drought are now pouring in,â&#x20AC;? Ferree, said. Tips for turfs, in order of importance are: Fertilize at the proper time, early September. This helps the grass prepare for winter dormancy and spring growth. A second application may be applied in May if needed. Mow using the onethird rule, which means to never remove more than one-third of the grass height in a single mowing. For best results, mow grass 2 to 3 inches tall and let the grass clippings remain on the lawn to return nutrients back to the soil. Water deeply, provide 1 inch of water a week. Be consistent. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t water a little each time the grass starts to brown. This stresses the grass as it bounces in and out of summer dormancy. Put the right plant in the right place. Grass types for full-sun areas includes Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue. For shady areas, use fine or red fescue. If the area is too shady to grow grass,

try shade perennials or mulch instead. Weeds are best managed by maintaining a healthy, dense lawn. If weeds become a problem, time control measures carefully. If using a herbicide to control crabgrass, apply it before the crabgrass seeds germinate. They germinate when soil temperatures are 50 degrees for 5 days, which is usually about the time the forsythia blooms. The best time to seed lawns is in the fall between mid-August and mid-September. The second best time is spring between mid-March and mid-April. Dethatching or core aerification should be done in the spring or fall. Only detach if the thatch layer is greater than ½ inch. Aerify every 3 to 5 years to reduce soil compaction. Insects and disease should only be treated if the problem actually exists. Fertilized grass grows quickly and needs to be mowed more frequently. For more information on lawn care, visit the U of I Extension LawnTalk website at urbanext. illinois.edu/lawntalk or visitfacebook.com/ferree.horticulture, Ferreeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page.

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also will give instruction on how to develop skills for show exhibition from breed standards to how to prepare for a show, and poultry care as a hobby to industrial farming. The group will meet FROMTOPM monthly May 6 through /CT NO!UGUSTMEETING AT4HE!RT"ARN %3COTT2OAD Stillman Valley. There also will be a field trip Sept. 13 to the Illini 0OULTRY#LUB3TATE-EET ATTHE"OONE#OUNTY &AIRGROUNDS4HECLUBIS 4-H Poultry Club to all youth, ages registration open open 8-18. 2EGISTRATIONENDS&RI/2%'/.n4HE/GLE #OUNTY (0OULTRY#LUB day. The cost is $20. Sessions will be led by seeks new members. 3ARAH#ARTER POULTRY They will learn about poultry, judging, manage- enthusiast. To register, go to web. ment, and showmanSHIP#LUBMEMBERSHIP extension.illinois.edu/

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just postponing,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the economy and the recession and what that generation has gone through.â&#x20AC;? The share of buyers who are first-timers has dropped well below historical averages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 28 percent of California buyers last year, compared with 38 percent typically, according to CAR surveys. The absence of a new generation of customers could become a long-term problem for the industry, said Dustin Hobbs, spokesman for the California Mortgage Bankers Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to have that swath of first-time buyers who will eventually be your move-up buyers,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you take that out, it damages the whole chain.â&#x20AC;? Traditionally, student

borrowers were more likely than most people to buy a house, experts say, because college graduates tend to earn more. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flipped since 2008, according to researchers at the New York Fed. Today, the share of 30-year-old homeowners who have student debt is lower than that of 30-year-old homeowners without it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign that skilled, educated workers are getting pushed out of the housing market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When people have less money to commit to housing, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy a house,â&#x20AC;? Hobbs said. Jay Stewart Samilin sees that all the time. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an agent at Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills, Calif., and runs a tax preparation business on the side. Many of his younger clients are skipping the house until they pay down their debt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re maxed out

on student loans, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing else they want to think about until they pay that down,â&#x20AC;? he said. Some who do start shopping quickly realize they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford as much house as their income suggests. The more they pay each month on student loans, the less the bank will lend them to buy a house, said Natalie Lohrenz, director of counseling at Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Orange County, Calif. In a pricey market such as Southern California, that can severely limit a buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to think about your quality of life after you purchase this home,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK to rent for a while.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to say some people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it work. Marco Manansala is starting to shop for a house, maybe a two-

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Having a college fund set aside by your parents is really nice, if they can afford that kind of thing. But you can go to school by getting good grades, applying for scholarships, working your tail off and choosing a school you can afford. I believe in education, but there are lots of ways to get a college degree other than having your parents foot the bill. Besides, the last time I checked, there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any good ways to retire that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include saving and preparing for retirement beforehand. I mean, you can always try to live off Social Insecurity, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consider that a plan. In short, college funding is not a necessity. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why it follows saving for retirement in the Baby Steps. Should you try to save up for your kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college education? Sure, if you can. But there are

money for a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in professional writing, Luna acknowledges, she was an â&#x20AC;&#x153;idealisticâ&#x20AC;? 22-year-old, and the numbers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem real. Now the reality of a $700-a-month student loan payment makes it hard to get ahead, house or no house, even with a good salary. And sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worried sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get priced out of the city she loves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustrating,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think by the time I get a chance to get together that money and find a house, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be unattainable.â&#x20AC;?

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Pharmacist Larry Cowan holds bottles of doxycycline hyclate and digoxin at Glenview Professional Pharmacy April 17 in Richland Hills, Texas. Cowan can flip through his records and spot the long-used generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so. Prescriptions in Grand Prairie, Texas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within the last 6 to 12 months, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been going up, some really drastically,â&#x20AC;? said Harmison, who said he has operated his pharmacy for 30 years. Factors behind the unusual price spikes, experts say, include a wave of industry mergers and decisions by some manufacturers to stop making certain drugs. Not every generic drug that Americans take has gotten more expensive. Most have not. On average, the price of generics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; medicines that are not protected by a patent and can be produced by FDA-licensed manufacturers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; declined

15.9 percent last year, according to Express Scripts, a big prescription-management firm. Prices on brand-name drugs rose 13.9 percent. Both are years-long trends. In all, U.S. spending on medicines rose 3.2 percent in 2013, Express Scripps said. Another analysis of the CMS data, by Pembroke Consulting, found that from November 2012 to November 2013, two-thirds of the 16,000 different generic drugs and dosages saw a price decline while a third rose in price. Six percent more than doubled, and a dozen increased by 20 times or more.

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Pharmacist Larry Cowan can flip through his records and spot the generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s digoxin, a heart medicine that he used to buy for pennies a pill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now the price is close to 10 times that,â&#x20AC;? said Cowan, owner of Glenview Professional Pharmacy in Richland Hills, Texas. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doxycycline, a decades-old antibiotic that went on the Food and Drug Administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shortage list in 2012 and became the poster child for generic price spikes. Cowan said a tablet of doxycycline went from about 6 cents in late 2012 to $3.65 in late 2013, a 6,100 percent increase. Another drug, captopril, a high blood pressure medication, went from 2 cents to 79 cents each in the same period, he said. While the FDA in the past month removed doxycyline from its shortage list, it still costs U.S. pharmacies an average of $3 a tablet, according to a weekly survey conducted for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The same survey puts the average cost of digoxin at $1.08 for a 0.125 mg pill, a common dosage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For many years, generics went down and down,â&#x20AC;? said Joe Harmison, owner of DFW

bedroom in Long Beach, Calif., or on Los Angelesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eastside, close to a freeway. When he began to think about it, the 28-year-old got preapproved for a loan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but only for $180,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That gets you a shack,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How do I get more?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; They said I need to pay down debt.â&#x20AC;? So he started aggressively paying off his car, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked his student loan balance down to $6,000, from $10,000. With a good job as a creative director for a Venice marketing agency, he has

lots of parents out there who wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to pay a dime toward someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college education. And that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make them bad parents. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dave Dear Dave, I think I made a big mistake when I bought my car. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m having a hard time affording the $500 a month payments, because I only make minimum wage at my job and work 35 hours a week. My boyfriend, who was supposed to help me pay for it, has moved out and left me. I owe $20,000 on the car, but I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still worth about $19,000. What can I do? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rachel Dear Rachel, Sell the car. You went car crazy and bought a vehicle that was way out of your league. Right now, your entire financial world is wrapped up in paying for this thing. And depend-

ing on a boyfriend to help make the payments was a big mistake, too. When he left, so did the financial support. At this point, all you need is enough to cover the hole you dug. Go to your local bank or credit union and try to get a very small loan from them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about $3,000. I hate debt, but you really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lot of options here. Then, if the car will sell for $19,000, get it sold and use $1,000 to cover the difference. After that, take the remaining money and buy yourself a little beater. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about basic, ugly transportation. The next step is to pick up a parttime job on the side, and work like crazy for a few months to get that loan paid back as quickly as possible. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever do this kind of thing again, Rachel. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dave Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey. com.


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Scouts recognize volunteers STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boy Scout leaders Angela Hawkins and Dave Twining, district chairman, received the Award of Merit April 5 at the White Eagle District Adult Appreciation Dinner. The award is the highest recognition given to district Scouters, and represents service to the district, and to the recipients unit. White Eagle, a subdivision of the Blackhawk Council, includes Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Twining started in Scouting in 1998, when his son joined Cub Scouts. His grandson now is a Scout. He has assisted with sev-

eral activities, including canoeing, climbing walls, and scuba diving. He attends district meetings and served as committee chairman of his local unit. He also coordinates a flag display every Memorial Day at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling. Hawkins is active in a pack, troop, and a crew, and attends committee meetings, fundraisers, and unit meetings for all three. She has completed Wilderness First Aid and the Wood Badge. She also is a full-time registered nurse and is active in church and community activities.

Angela Hawkins and Dave Twining were honored for their contributions to Boy Scouts in the White Eagle District on April 5 with the Award of Merit. Photo submitted by Jack Stone.

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Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation names scholars AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lea Koning and Julia Setchell, both Amboy, and Rebecca Vaessen of Sublette have been awarded s c h o l arships Lea from the Koning Lee County Farm B u r e a u Foundation. Koning, the daughter of Matthew and Julia Setchell Susan Koning, was the recipient of the Dean Henkel Memorial Scholarship. She Rebecca will attend Vaessen the University of Wisconsin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Platteville in the fall to major in agribusiness. The scholarship was created in 2006 in honor of longtime Lee County farmer Dean Henkel for his leadership and vol-

unteerism in the organization. Setchell, the daughter of Bruce and Lori Setchell of Amboy, received the Larry J. Green Memorial Scholarship. She will attend the University of Illinois in the fall to pursue a major in mechanical engineering. The scholarship was established in 2003 in honor of Larry J. Green, Lee County Farm Bureau manager, who had more than 30 years of service with the farm bureau. Vaessen, the daughter of Michael and Brenda Vaessen of Sublette, received the Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship. Vaessen attends Illinois State University, where she studies agribusiness and accounting. The Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation began awarding scholarships in 1992 and has since provided scholarships to 56 students pursuing degrees in an agricultural-related field of study.

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Royal Neighbors of America Camp 1491 donated non-perishable food to the Western Bureau County Food Pantry in Sheffield. Those present at the shelter were (from left) Polly Lickhart, Mary Etheridge, Patsy Swanson, and Joanne Nelson, chapter members; Mary Lanham, food shelter coordinator; and shelter volunteers. The food was collected during the chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual anniversary party April 7 at the Christian church hall in New Bedford. The day included games, lunch, and prizes. Darcy Smith from the RNA home office in Rock Island gave a short presentation of the benefits of becoming a member of the RNA. Photo submitted by Etheridge.

4-H spotlights longtime member, coordinator This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4-H spotlight focuses on Jodi Baumgartner of Mount Morris. Baumgartner, the Ogle County 4-H program coordinator grew up in the 4-H proJodi gram. Her Baumgartner mother was the leader of the Lena Live Wires 4-H Club, in which Baumgartner actively participated. Her projects included poultry, cats, sewing, foods, woodworking, and child development.

She also served in the 4-H Federation, the Expansion and Review Committee, and the 4-H Fair Committee. She worked in the Stephenson County Extension office as a summer assistant for 4 years. When she finished college she was hired for her current position. As a shy child, Baumgartner was able to become a confidant speaker through 4-H and the federation. She served as federation treasurer for 3 years and assisted the new treasurer for 2 years, as part of her

summer assistant job. Through this, she learned to keep detailed records of the checkbook. One of her favorite memories from 4-H was at summer camp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I attended 4-H camp growing up and I still remember the summer that I first went rock climbing. I was shaking like a leaf because I was so scared, but with the encouragement of everyone, I was able to climb all the way to the top of the rock wall. Most campers made it to the first ledge; however, I was one of the few who made it to the top. I received a certifi-

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cate at the end of camp for my accomplishment,â&#x20AC;?she said. She also said she wished that she had applied to be a camp counselor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The camp counselor position offers the unique opportunity to be part of a team and learn to work with other people that you might not always get along with.â&#x20AC;? Baumgartner also encourages 4-H membership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It provides unique and fun opportunities for all ages.â&#x20AC;? Written by, Heather Stranberg 4-H ambassador.

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4HE&RIENDSOFTHE#ANAL will have its monthly Hike the #ANALOUTINGFROM"RIDGE to 56. 4HEGROUPWILLMEETAT PM3UNDAYAT"RIDGEON STATE2OUTE MILESWEST of state Route 40. Route ISMILESSOUTHOF Rock Falls on Route 40, or MILESNORTHOF)NTERSTATE 80, and then use Exit 45 to reach Route 40. 4HEHIKEISMILESIN LENGTHANDHASBEENNAMED the Red Squirrel. 4HEPUBLICISWELCOME THEREISNOCHARGE For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at hikes@ FRIENDS HENNEPIN CANALORG or 815-664-2403.

Col. Lenny J. Kness, and his wife, Lt. Col. Heather A. Kness ran, their first Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 25, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The Fort Bragg, N.C.-based leaders finished the race just under 3:45, beating the race average finish time of 4:41:28. Lenny, a Chadwick native, was diagnosed in October 2011 with stage two astrocytoma, a form of brain cancer, and given 18 to 36 months to live. He continued to run and perform his regular duties as the 1st Theater Sustainment command Support Operations officer while undergoing treatment. In 2013, he was declared cancer free. The couple will run the 26.2 All American Marathon May 4 in downtown Fayetteville, N.C. Photo submitted by Katherine Carmichael.


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Visitors climb the natural formations at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Deschutes National Forest near Sunriver, Ore.

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An outdoor oasis for all in Oregon ture. Sunriver was built on the site of a World War II combat SUNRIVER, Ore. – Say you engineer training facility, and are a large group of vacationthis had been the officers club. seekers. Your ages span from I pedaled past Fort Funnigan toddler to senior. Your interests (a reproduction fort for kids range from walking to golfing over 3), The Outpost (for arts to biking to reading to sitting and crafts, with Paint ’n Pinot on a patio fringed with pine for grown-ups) and the SHARC trees and enjoying a nice glass water park (there is a separate of pinot noir. Mavericks fitness club with a Party of 20, your vacation is lap pool). ready. But the outdoors beckoned. For years, my Seattle cousin The Sunriver veterans took us Shainie tried to explain the on one of their favorite hikes lure of Sunriver Resort, the in the Three Sisters Wildervacation playground for the ness area: the Green Lakes trail Pacific Northwest that draws along an icy river with tumbling her branch of the family every waterfalls. summer. Then we took another in It was outdoorsy, she said. which we walked through wildIt was beautiful, set on a high flowers to the high alpine Todd desert plateau in central OreLake, where hundreds of tadgon in the sunny half of the poles squirmed in the shallows. state. There was something for The lake is home to the Westeveryone to do. ern toad and Cascades frog, But it wasn’t until our entire threatened species protected extended family convened by law. there for a family reunion that Another day back at Sunriver, An extended family gets together during a reunion to paddle down the lazy Deschutes River near I began to grasp the place’s we took a float trip from the Sunriver. beauty, natural and otherwise. marina. Some of us tried standSunriver is like a mix of an up paddleboarding, which outdoorsy Disney World, a let us feel the exhilaration of If you go national park and summer gliding atop the glass-calm camp. It is a 3,300-acre resort Getting there: You can fly for $1,148 to $5,497. priced from $99 to about $250 Deschutes River. and residential community set And lest the dark sky opportuinto the Redmond Municipal a night. Vacation homes, owned Eating there: Sunriver has its amid forest and meadowlands nity go to waste, one night we Airport, 34 miles away, but if by individuals, also can be rent- own restaurants and a village with where you can go biking, play went to the Oregon Observayou don’t like flying through ed through Bennington Propergolf, indulge in a spa, take the tory at Sunriver. A friendly crew turbulence in a small plane, fly ties (benningtonproperties.com), a grocery. But for fine dining, head to Bend, 18 miles away. kids to a water park, visit at a of astronomers had set up teleinto Portland, a pleasant 180- Discover Sunriver Vacation nature center or float down a scopes below the jaw-dropping mile drive away. Weather: Sunriver gets 300 Rentals (discoversunriver.com); real-life lazy river – all without sky and were showing people days of sunshine a year, but Sunset Lodging (sunriverlodgStaying there: The Sunriver leaving the property. the Ring Nebula, the Veil because it is a high desert cliing .com); Vacation Rentals By Resort (sunriver-resort.com) But you must leave the propNebula and the bright beam of Owner (VRBO.com); and others. mate, summer temperatures offers accommodations at erty. Sunriver is bordered by Polaris. can drop from 80 degrees in the For a week’s stay in June, the vacation home rentals or in the the Deschutes River and some Some of us capped the week sites offer four-bedroom homes daytime to 30 at night. Lodge Village or River Lodge, of the state’s most spectacuoff with a rock-climbing expelar scenery. You can drive to dition to Smith Rock State excellent hiking, whitewater Park, 42 miles away, a jagged 7,000 years ago. It left behind – we divvied up dinner responThe next day we took to the rafting, rock climbing and the outcropping of rock spires with vast fields of craggy, othersibilities each night – and sitSunriver bike path, 37 paved renowned Cascade Lakes Scesome serious challenges. worldly lava interspersed with ting at tables on one of our miles, shared by cyclists and nic Byway. Others stayed at Sunriver. the small yellow flowers of gray rental houses’ patios, opening walkers, that meandered Then go back to your lodging Shainie’s daughter, Tracy, rabbitbrush and yellow puff a few bottles of good Oregon through woods and the green for that nice glass of pinot noir. balls of sulfur buckwheat. spent hours reading on the wine and settling in as the sky grasses and blue water of a Did I mention the hot tub? We could have spent hours in grew dark behind the pine wetland. My bird-watcher hus- patio during the vacation, provOur rental house had one. But the eerie landscape – a Portland trees. ing her mother’s point: There band saw four lifers before we we started our Sunriver stay is something for everyone to do family we met urged us to stay After dinner, several of us stopped for ice cream at the by piling into several cars and here, and it doesn’t have to be until sundown, when the lava repaired to our house’s hot tub. Sunriver Lodge. driving 16 miles to Newberry the same thing. would seem to turn black – but We sat in the steaming water, I spent the afternoon wanNational Volcanic Monument, I have a list of things we never dinner awaited. turned off the patio lights and dering farther by bike, starting where one of the largest volcagot to, in hopes we make it That meant the communal watched as the dark sky filled with the Great Hall, a magnifinoes in North America erupted experience of cooking together with twinkling constellations. back. cent timber and stone strucBY BARBARA BROTMAN MCT News Service


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Burning, regulations, questions addressed OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In the spring and fall, the number of citizen complaints made to fire departments and law enforcement agencies regarding the open burning of waste increases dramatically. Many people clean up their homes and properties. Some choose to do so by burning the waste. Open burning of waste generally is prohibited in the state of Illinois under Section 9(c) of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. The end of Section 9 of the Act states that the section shall not limit the burning of landscape waste on the property where it was generated, or the burning of landscape waste at sites provided and supervised by any unit of local government located in a county with a population less than 400,000. However, municipalities may further regulate or restrict open burning in their jurisdictions. Open burning is prohibited except for the following: Agricultural waste, domicile waste, and landscape waste.

Setting fires to combat or limit existing fires (i.e. wildfires). Burning fuel for legitimate campfire, recreational, and cooking purposes, or in domestic fireplaces. Burning waste gases, such as in refinery flares. Small open flames for heating tar, and welding. The conditions which must be met to allow open burning of agricultural, domicile, and landscape waste are: The waste must be generated on the premises (i.e. cannot be hauled in from elsewhere). Atmospheric conditions at the time of burning must readily dissipate the smoke. The burning cannot take place in restricted areas or municipalities with burning bans. The burning must not create a visibility hazard on roadways, railroad tracks andor airfields. The burning must not cause air pollution. Open burning of landscape waste on the property where it was generated in unincorporated areas is not a violation of state law, as long as all

Recycling Stations Forreston: South Ash Street. Monroe Center: Mulford Road. Oregon: /GLE#OUNTY &ARM"UREAUPARKINGLOT 70INES2OAD Rochelle: "IG2PARKING LOT .3EVENTH3T Byron: "YRON&OREST 0RESERVE 3TONE1UARRY PARKINGLOT .'ERMAN#HURCH2OAD/PEN day-light hours only. Davis Junction: previously-described conditions are met, and the burning is done at least 50 feet from the nearest residence. Common sense must also be used. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave a fire unattended, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let the fire smolder, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t burn when your neighbors are having a picnic or hanging laundry out to dry, and be mindful of downwind areas where smoke will travel. Keep a hose or fire extinguisher near the fire to prevent it from spreading. The open burning of domicile waste (refuse generated on single family domiciliary property

Orchard Hills Landfill, STATE2OUTE Polo: Franklin and Locust Streets. Hillcrest: (ILLCREST Ave., Hillcrest residents only. For more information, CONTACTTHE/GLE#OUNTY Solid Waste ManageMENT$EPARTMENT  70INES2OAD /REGON ), OGLECOUNTYORG OR   as a result of domiciliary activities) such as paper or cardboard, on the property where it was generated, may not be a violation until someone complains about it. At that point, it may be considered air pollution and may be subject to enforcement. Under no circumstance is â&#x20AC;&#x153;garbageâ&#x20AC;? (â&#x20AC;&#x153;refuse derived from handling, processing, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food or food productsâ&#x20AC;?) or trade waste allowed to be burned. Trade waste is defined as â&#x20AC;&#x153;any refuse resulting from the prosecution of any trade, business, industry,

commercial venture, utility or service activity, and any government or institutional activity, whether or not for profit.â&#x20AC;? Tires, pallets, insulation off wire, and general construction, remodeling and demolition waste are examples of trade waste which are often burned illegally. The Illinois EPA may grant permits for open burning if it serves the public interest, and the appropriate permit application is filed with and approved by them. Permits may be issued for the following activities: firefighting training; burning landscaped waste with an air curtain destructor in a disaster area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; open burning of clean wooden building debris, landscape waste, and agricultural waste caused by a disaster. In practice, the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will investigate all complaints of dumping or open burning of waste in unincorporated areas of the county. People involved in open burning of waste could face administrative citations and fines of $1,500

for each violation of dumping and or burning of waste. Other additional charges and fines also may be imposed, depending on circumstances. Incorporated areas of the county may have stricter laws pertaining to the burning of refuse or landscape waste, so residents who live in a municipality, should check with local authorities for regulations. In summary, the open burning of most waste generally is prohibited. IEPA permitted landfills and transfer stations are available for disposal of waste for those without regular service. Drop-off recycling stations are in Byron, Davis Junction, Forreston, Monroe Center, Oregon, Polo, and Rochelle. On site management of landscape waste (composting or mulching) is encouraged, or commercial composting sites are available in the region. For more information, contact the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department, 909 W. Pines Road, Oregon, IL 61061, oglecounty.org or 815732-4020.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS

Cathy Ferguson (left), Lee County Health Department administrator, and Amy Smith, (right) RN, infectious disease coordinator, present the 11th Annual Friends of Public Health award to Jennifer Macdonald, Infection preventionist at KSB Hospital. Macdonald was honored by the LCHD for being a staunch advocate for patient and staff safety, as well as an outstanding partner when working jointly on infectious disease issues. Photo submitted by the health department.

Dixon Chamber of Commerce recently donated $250 to the Dixon Community Food Pantry. Sarah Smith (from left), Jonna Russel, Bill Moore, and Joni Ehnan attended the presentation. Photo submitted by Smith.

Health department names award winner DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In conjunction with the National Public Health Week in April, the Lee County Health Department honors an individual or organization with its Friend of Public Health Award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to promote and protect health among Lee County residents, but we know we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do this alone, Cathy Ferguson, LCHD administrator, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We rely on our community partners and are blessed to have so many dedicated, quality allies

in our community. We enjoy recognizing the work of others and to demonstrate appreciation for their collaborative work with us.â&#x20AC;? Employees are asked to submit nominations. A committee of employees reviews submissions and selects a winner. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award was presented to Jennifer Macdonald, BSRT, RCP, infection preventionist at KSB Hospital. Amy Smith, RN, infectious disease coordinator for LCHD submitted the Macdonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since accepting this

position at KSB, Jennifer has had â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;baptism by fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and has accepted every challenge with an amazing can-do attitude. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She works hard to keep staff and patients safe, even when it is not the popular choice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jennifer continues to advocate for the best patient and staff outcomes and safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have worked with Jennifer on numerous occasions, and it is great to have a close, mutually-beneficial working relationship with our local hospital,â&#x20AC;? Smith said.

Work progresses on the new, 60-bed nursing home addition at Resthave Home In Morrison. All private rooms will be housed in the wing. The assisted living apartments were completed in December. Photo submitted by John Frame.

IN BRIEF Ogle real estate brokers recognized

million during the last 2 decades. Each year, RE/MAX salutes the sales achieveOREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RE/MAX ments of its brokers by of Rock Valley, 606 E. Washington St., along with awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recits associates, recently ognizing an important level earned honors from the of success in annual sales RE/MAX Northern Illinois production. REGIONFORACHIEVE#ARLA"ENESH "ILL4ALments. lyn, Douglas Weber, and The charitable efforts of Mark True were inducted the brokers and staff in SUPPORTOF,URIE#HILDRENS INTOTHE0ERCENT#LUB (OSPITALIN#HICAGOEARNED Those who earn membership in the club have RE/MAX of Rock Valley the designation of Miracle reached an outstanding level of sales productivity. /FFICEFROM#HILDRENS )N THEPRODUCTIVITYOF Miracle Network. RE/MAX offices in north- the average club member was more than four times ern Illinois donated more that of the average NationTHAN TOTHE hospital last year and have al Association of Realtors provided in excess of $2.5 sales agent.

RNA organization earns high rating 2/#+)3,!.$n2OYAL Neighbors of America has RELEASEDITSINCOME report. The company generated REVENUEINEXCESSOF million; grew its assets by MILLIONTOMILLION ANDHASASURPLUSOF million, resulting in a surplus to assets ratio of 25 percent and an industry-leading riskbased capital ratio. These results highlight the strength and stability of the organization. !-"EST ANINTERNATIONally-respected insurance industry rating agency, continues to rate Royal Neighbors an A-(Excellent, stable

outlook) for its overall financial strength and ability to meet ongoing obligations to certificate holders. The agency RECOGNIZES2OYAL.EIGHBORS strong level of risk-adjusted capitalization, well-established fraternal presence, and large membership base. Headquartered in Rock Island, with a branch office in Mesa, Ariz., Royal Neighbors serves more than 200,000 members and is licensed to DOBUSINESSINSTATESAND THE$ISTRICTOF#OLUMBIA RNA has several chapters in the Sauk Valley area.

Donations bring in huge revenue 9/2+ 0An"ON 4ON ALSOKNOWNAS"ERGNERS

collected more than 2.5 million pounds of clothing and textiles donations to benefit 'OODWILLSJOBTRAININGAND employment services. The donations have an estiMATEDVALUEOFMILLIONIN revenue that will be used to fund local programs that help people find jobs and build their careers. The Goodwill Sale was -ARCH #USTOMERS were given a 25 percent coupon for each item donated. "ERGNERSAND'OOD7ILL have stores in Sterling.

Salon fundraiser to help end violence 6)%..! 6An(AIR#UTtery has teamed up with The National Network to End

Domestic Violence, a voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates, for its spring Share-A-Haircut proGRAM-AY AT(AIR#UTTERY salons nationwide. Working through NNEDV, (AIR#UTTERYWILLDONATEONE free haircut certificate to a woman living in a domestic violence shelter in the local community for every adult who purchases a haircut at (AIR#UTTERYONONEOFTHE designated days. )NITSTHYEAR 3HARE A-Haircut has benefited  MILLIONPEOPLE Earlier this year, 50,000 free haircut certificates were donated to people in shelters. (AIR#UTTERYHASASALONIN Sterling.


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TOP: Kids look through the eggs filled with candies and prizes April 19 after the Dixon Park District Easter egg hunt. MIDDLE: Khloe Abell, 3, of Rock Falls scrambles for eggs during the hunt in Dixon. ABOVE: Morrison High School Key Club members scatter Easter eggs April 19 during the Morrison Kiwanis Club hunt. ABOVE-RIGHT: Cooper Elinor, 2, of Lanark, wears his Easter egg basket as a hat while waiting for the start of the hunt in Morrison. RIGHT: Scattered like gleaming jewels in the grass, hunters and gatherers round up eggs in Dixon. BELOW-RIGHT: Jovie Patton, 4, of Morrison hops to it, snatching up eggs and filling her basket as she goes. BELOW: Lilah Layne, 5, of Morrison looks back in search of more eggs.


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1 yr. Male old. Chihuahua. White w/ tan spots. Has a blue collar on with tags. Call 815-4418857 IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media Lost: Schipperkee dog,12” tall, 16 lbs. solid black, last seen in Nachusa area. 815-7576767

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home seeks volunteer story tellers. If you love public speaking and can weave a story that inspires emotion within your audience, we need you! When you host guests in our visitors center or while touring the Reagan Home the stage is yours. Enhance your job and school applications while developing skills with hands on experience you gain as a volunteer! Visit reaganhome.org or call 815-2885176 to apply.

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MT. MORRIS 1 Br. All utilities, plus cable/Internet incl., $400/mo. Call Todd 815-994-2050 1BR, Mt. Morris. $310/mo. + dep., 815-508-2345

POLO 2BR, A/C & appliances furnished, attached garage, no smoking and no pets. Deposit and references req. $495/mo. 815-9463191 after 5 pm.

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1&2 BR for $400 -$525 Water, sewer, garbage incl. Coin W/D, No pets/ No parties. Call Diana: 630-327-7046 1BR, stove, refrig. furnished. $350/ mo. Lease & dep. Req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815-625-7995 2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261 2 Sleeping rooms for rent. One private $300/mo. One semi private $200/ mo. Everything included. Call 815626-1122 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517 2BR. $485 + dep No pets/ Smoking 815-590-3004 2 floor efficiency $325, 1BR for $400. Quiet bldg. Small pet may be OK. 815-441-1389 or 630-399-1204. nd

Efficiency, $370/ mo. & 1BR, $400/ mo. No pets. Call 815-632-9602 Remodeled 2BR, attached garage, W/D, applcs., A/C 1yr. lease, no pets. 815-622-8829 Room for Rent. All utilities incl. + wifi Starting at $75/wk. + dep. Call 815716-6150. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

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DIXON 1015 Nachusa, 2BR, pets & sec. 8 ok, $575 + dep., 815-622-6887 1BR country home Appliances & W/D. No Pets. No Smoking. $525 mo. + ref. & dep. Call 815440-3874 2BR 507 Van Buren. $575/mo + dep. Refs. req. 773-552-8498

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3BR 2.5 ba., fenced in yard, nice NE location, avail. May 1st, $750 & 1st mo. rent, 815973-5809. 3BR home, full bsmt., C/A, all applcs, incl. W/D. 2 car garage. $700/ mo. $700/dep. Non smoking, no pets. 815-288-1644. Available 5/1/2014 2BR $600 mo. + dep. Ref. required. Located at 922 W. 7th St. 815-2984315

FRANKLIN GROVE 2 BR., w/ sunroom & attached garage. all appl. furnished, $675 + dep. 630329-1776 Large lower 3 BR Duplex with full basement & 1 car garage All appl. furn. $650 + dep. 630-329-1776

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C NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX 16 TO: Gerald Houston; First Trust and Savings Bank; Unknown Owners and Occupants and Parties Interested and The Whiteside County Clerk YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of Whiteside County, Illinois held at the WHITESIDE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270 on NOVEMBER 2, 2011, BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the GENERAL taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2010, to-Wit All that Part of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Block 11, in the upper part of the Town (now Village) of Albany, Whiteside County, Illinois which lies Southerly o f the Southerly line of State Bond issue Route 80, now Illinois State Route 84, excepting part of Lot 4 in Block 11, of upper Albany, Village of Albany, Whiteside County, Illinois, Bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Lot 4, thence North 31 degrees 55 minutes 45 seconds West, along the Southwesterly line thereof, a distance of 68.11 feet to the Southeasterly right of way of S.B.I. Route 80 – Illinois Route 84; thence North 69 degrees 06 minutes 05 seconds East along said Southeasterly right of way line, a distance of 72.52 feet to the Northeasterly line of said Lot 4; thence South 31 degrees 55 minutes 14 seconds East, along said Northeasterly line, a distance of 54.83 feet to the Easternmost corner of said Lot 4, thence South 58 degrees 32 minutes 53 seconds West along the Southeasterly line of said Lot 4, a distance of 71.18 feet to the point of beginning and Lots 5 and 6 in Block 11, in the upper part of the Town (Now Village) of Albany, Whiteside County, Illinois. Certificate 2010-00049 PIN: 06-24-409-004 YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of WHITESEID County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 7TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the WHITESIDE COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 200 N. KNOX ST., MORRISON, IL 61270 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-7725189. Last day for redemption is AUGUST 2, 2014 Dated March 13, 2014 BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST, PUCHASER/PETITIONER Lawrence Bruckner, 1100 Locust Street; Thomson, IL 61285; 815-259-3168 April 24, 25, 26, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX 16 TO: James M. Harness; Mari A. Harness; Capital One Bank; Ford Motor Credit Company; Midland Funding LLC; Unknown Owners and Occupants and Parties Interested and The Whiteside County Clerk YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of Whiteside County, Illinois held at the WHITESIDE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270 on NOVEMBER 2, 2011, BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the GENERAL taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2010, to-Wit Certificates(1) 2010-00264 & (2)201000265 AKA: (1) The West 42.8 feet of Lot 1 and the West 42.8 feet of the North 20 feet of Lot 2 in Block 52, West of Broadway in the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; and (2) Part of Lots 1 and 2 in Block 52, West of Broadway in the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the North line of Lot 1, 42.8 feet Easterly from the Northwest corner of said Lot 1; thence running Easterly along the Northerly line of said Lot 1, 53 feet;t hence Southerly along a line parallel with the Westerly line of said Lots 1 and 2, 75 feet; thence Westerly along a line parallel with the Northerly line of Lot 1, 53 feet; thence Northerly t the place of beginning YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of WHITESEID County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 7TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the WHITESIDE COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 200 N. KNOX ST., MORRISON, IL 61270 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-7725189. Last day for redemption is AUGUST 2, 2014 Dated March 13, 2014 BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST, PUCHASER/PETITIONER Lawrence Bruckner, 1100 Locust Street; Thomson, IL 61285; 815-259-3168 April 24, 25, 26, 2014

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX 11 TO: Benjamin Poci; Amy M. Poci; Citifinancial Services Inc.; Unknown Owners and Occupants and Parties Interested and The Whiteside County Clerk YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of Whiteside County, Illinois held at the WHITESIDE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270 on NOVEMBER 2, 2011, BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the GENERAL taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2010, to-Wit Pin: 11-21-251-007 CERTIFICATE 201000192 a/k/a part of the Block 9 of Dinsmoor, Pennington & Coe's Subdivision of Lot 4 in the Northeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., in Whiteside County, Illinois, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a [point 150 feet North of that point on the South line of said Lot 4 where the center line of Mulberry Street or First Avenue intersects said South line of Lot 4; thence running North 52 feet; thence West 232 ½ feet; thence South 52 feet; thence East 232 ½ feet to the place of beginning, Whiteside County, Illinois YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of WHITESEID County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 7TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the WHITESIDE COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 200 N. KNOX ST., MORRISON, IL 61270 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-7725189. Last day for redemption is AUGUST 2, 2014 Dated March 13, 2014 BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST, PUCHASER/PETITIONER Lawrence Bruckner, 1100 Locust Street; Thomson, IL 61285; 815-259-3168 April 24, 25, 26, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX 10 TO: Jose V. Garza, Juanita Garza, Unknown Owners and Occupants and Parties Interested and The Whiteside County Clerk YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of Whiteside County, Illinois held at the WHITESIDE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270 on NOVEMBER 2, 2011, BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the GENERAL taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2010, to-Wit Pin: 11-20-404-006 CERTIFICATE 201000166 Lot 69 of Meadowlawn Subdivision of the Northwest part of the East half of the West half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 20, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., Whiteside County, Illinois YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of WHITESEID County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 7TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the WHITESIDE COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 200 N. KNOX ST., MORRISON, IL 61270 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-7725189. Last day for redemption is AUGUST 2, 2014 Dated March 13, 2014 BRUCKNER KEOUGH TRUST, PUCHASER/PETITIONER Lawrence Bruckner, 1100 Locust Street; Thomson, IL 61285; 815-259-3168 April 24, 25, 26, 2014

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ROCK FALLS GARAGE SALES 624 Fri. 8:30-4 & Sat., 8-1 1305 13th Ave. Boys clothes NB-7, girls 12mo. to sz.5, adult, teen clothes, scrubs, maternity clothes, toys, books, dresser, high chair, movies, games, hunting bows, baby items, lots more! Fri. 9-5 & Sat. 8-2, 612 Marsha Lane Double stroller, Highchair, Dolphin Swing for swing set. Baby gate. Ceiling Fans. Stampin' UP! stamps and Big Shot. Anchor Hocking crystal glasses, Canopies for shade, Bed guard rail, Twin bed frame, full size headboard. Clothes for all sizes. Girls clothes 24M-3T. Kid & Adult winter coats. Books & Toys. Golf Clubs, Sporting Equipment, Sink Counter tops, Medicine Cabinets, Light Fixtures, Utility rugs, 4 patio chairs. Friday 10-6, Sat. & Sun. 8-4 29352 Mechling Lane Computer items, adult clothing, furniture, kitchen & household items, tools, & other misc. Fri. 10-6. Sat. 9-6. In-home Estate Sale! Every room full! House on the hill, on Rock Falls Road just past “Williams Auto Body”. By Sauk Valley Estate Sales See estatesales.net for pics & info. Sat. only, 8-? 2805 A Street Van, motorcycle, scooter, clothes, nick nacks, and lots of misc. Saturday 8-1 SPRING CLEANING SALE ONE DAY ONLY! 1412 Bennett Dr. Furniture, household items, weight lifting equipment Adult and children's clothing & shoes Snow blower, patio furniture, Patio heater. TONS MORE! Don't miss it! Spring Garage Sales 5/9 - 5/11 Rock Falls & Sterling $10 ($5 fee for late registration) Register by 4/28. Maps @ Shell Stations & Schreiners RF Chamber 625-4500

STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 Fri. 12-6 & Sat. 7-11a.m. 3705 E. 17 th St. Boys and girls clothes sz. 6-10 Mens and womens clothes, girls bikes, electronics, DVD's, books, house wares, toys, scrap booking & misc. Sat. only, 8-1 24890 Indian Ridge Road Small dog crate, tall table & chairs, lg. oak entertainment center, lg. desk, some clothing. Misc. 5hp chipper/shredder. Cash only. Sat. only, 8-3 1904 Avenue E White iron dbl. bed & mattress, entry cabinet & mirror, sm. utility trailer, wicker pieces, trunk, antiques, furniture, lamps, linens, many knick knacks, luggage, ladder, planting pots, and ladies sz. 7 clothing.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151 Morgan Silver dollars. 16' square end canoe. 815732-7069 Stainless steel belt buckle homemade. $27 815-288-4397 WW2 German Navel Battle Flag. (Original). And other items. $500. 815-284-9967

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

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HEALTH OCCUPATIONS INSTRUCTOR at the Whiteside Area Career Center in Sterling Must be a Registered Nurse with one of the following: One year experience working with the elderly, or; one year teaching Nursing, or; a CNA instructor approved by IDPH. Interested applicants should call Kim Purvis for more information at (815)626-5810.

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Must be able to work days, nights & weekends. Apply at Rock River Golf and Pool. No phone calls please 3901 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls, IL

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Experienced Dental Assistant Part time Tuesday & Thursday. Call 815-625-8044 Farm Equipment Operator Full time position operating 4 wheel drive and tracked farm tractors. Maintenance work in the off season. M & R Farms, 815288-3136. Flatbed Drivers New Pay Increase. Great Miles/ Pay & Home time, New 2014 trucks w/APU's & Refrigerator. Full Benefits + Flatbed Equipment Supplied. CDL-A, 2yrs exp. 855-219-5996

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Free Housing, utilities, cable & internet and small living allowance in Exchange for part time mature Personal Assistant in Sterling. This is a live-in position. Refs. Req. Interested candidates please contact Rick at: rick25119@gmail.com

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Full-time opening for cleaning of female residential facility in Dixon area. Tues.-Saturday, day/evening hrs. PLEASE APPLY ONLY IF YOU CAN PASS A CRIMINAL CONVICTION BACKGROUND CHECK. Call Denny at 7322126 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. EOE Harbor Crest Home An 84-bed skilled care facility in Fulton IL, is in need of /LPN 's 2nd and 3rd shifts /CNA's: All shifts /Part time Bus Driver Must be able to practice in Illinois and pass Background test. Apply online or in person at: harborcrest2 @mchsi.com 817 17th St, Fulton IL. EOE Immediate Opening. FT Seasonal Help Wanted. CDL class B min. Paid overtime. Local delivery. Apply in person or call Crop Production Services 1793 Steward Rd, Steward, IL 60553 815-396-2248. Local Company looking for drivers/ waterer's/ laborers. Good starting wages no CDL required. Please call 815438-2220 to set up application and interview appointment. Now hiring for Cleaning Crew, 4-8pm, Mon-Fri. Sterling/ R.F. area. Apply online at: www.advanced cleaners.biz

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LOCAL ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED Home every night. Class A preferred but Class B considered. Up to $16 per hour to start. 401K, health insurance, credit union, etc. Apply in person, 147 East 2nd Avenue, Rochelle, IL 61068 or at: jobopenings available@yahoo. com Optometric Assistant Northwest Eyecare has an opening for an Optometric Assistant in our Oregon office. This position is a 3 day per week position and requires patient care skills, general office procedure skills, and broad based computer skills. Experience with insurance filing and accounts receivable is also desired. Please email resume to:

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Part-time Position Clothing Sales/Cashier Weekends Fri., Sat., Sun. Apply in person at Workman HarleyDavidson, Inc. 1903 1st Ave., Rock Falls IL

Regional Drivers *Class A CDL *Flexible Dispatch *Preloaded Trailers *Assigned Peterblits *Health Insurance *Paid Vacation *Home Weekends/ Holidays 800-397-6387x18 Reynoldswood Camp (Dixon) is hiring Summer Aquatics and Day Camp Staff, and year-round cooks. Visit www.reynolds wood.org to apply. EOEAA

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ROCK FALLS DAY CARE CENTER, 729 W. Rt. 30, Rock Falls. Licensed Daycare Center has openings for Infants, Toddlers & Pre-School No Waiting with completed 4 C's application. 4 C's co-pay accepted as full payment. (815)625-0106. Lic# 434726-02.

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Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477. Roll top desk, good cond. Not solid wood. $65. 815-499-8566.

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HOSPITAL BED $125 815-440-7921 “Pride” Mobility Elect. Scooter for sale by owner. Lightweight, easy to handle. Long lasting batteries. Excellent Condition. $950. Call 815-626-0240

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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.

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Moving Sale Solid oak dinning room table w/ 3 leaves & 6 chairs $800. China cabinet $100. 5 Solid oak bar stools. $150/set. Casino slot machine. $350. Walnut Piano $100. All in good condition. Call 815-631-0246 Panasonic Microwave oven 1000 w-1.2 CO/FTalmond. Good working con. $10. 815-626-0832 or 815-441-0412 Quicksteamer, Bissell model 1960. Lightest weight. $25 815-677-9256

Free 1 yr. old cat, calico. Friendly cat. 815-499-7304 Male cat, young, neutered. Free to good INDOOR home only. 815499-9923. MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-945-2371

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19 hp Poulan Garden Tractor, hydrostatic drive, 42” deck, $425 815625-1606 Simplicity Conquest garden tractor, 50” mower, 18hp. Like new. 235 hrs. $2,000/ firm. 815-499-7308 Woods RM600 72” wide, 3 pt. hitch finished mower, $1000/obo 815438-2625 or 815213-1001

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MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE (2) Raynor Garage doors, complete. 7x18 & 7x9. Insulated. $600 total 815-946-3572 1 Michelin tire. P225/60-16 used less than 5,000 mi. $60 815-626-0832 140 sq. ft. engineered hardwood flooring. Handscraped Potomac Plank Birch, ½ ”x5” planks, $400 815772-2226 1950's Zenith 54”L radio/record player. Needs work. $25. 815-499-8566 2 upholstered rocking kitchen chairs on casters. $50 815-499-2018

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1979 Harley Davidson Custom Ironhead. One Of a Kind! Features SS Carburetor, dual disc front brakes, GMA rear master cylinder disc brakes, shortened shocks, custom paint light gray, with lots of medal of flake, lots chrome, quick release seat, custom turn signals. Turn key ready. Selling due to health reasons, runs great! $5,100 Call 815535-7104 please leave a message.

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CHRYSLER GROUP CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF MINIVANS

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hrysler Group Celebrates 30 Years of Minivans with 30th Anniversary Edition 2014 Grand Caravan and Town & Country

The TOWN & COUNTRY IS THE MOST AWARDED MINIVAN EVER Chrysler may not have invented the minivan, but it sure did put a lot of them in America’s driveways— more than 13 million of the bratwagons by Chrysler’s count since the first Dodge Caravan (and its badge-engineered twin, the Plymouth Voyager) broke cover for the 1984 model year. Those first minivans were truly fun-size— lightweight, front-wheel-driven, four-cylinder–powered, and no lengthier bumper to bumper than a mid-1980s Honda Accord—but with way more usable space inside for seven passengers and their stuff than the competing station wagons of the day. And because they were based on car components, the early Chrysler Group minivans drove like, and achieved similar fuel economy to, cars.

Chrysler Group minivans drove like, and achieved similar fuel economy to, cars.

levels of the Grand Caravan: SE and SXT. In SE guise, the 30th Anniversary package also brings piano-black trim, silver-accent stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, Are We There Yet? chrome switchgear, and satellite Although the crossover has largely radio. Within the SXT, the 30th replaced the minivan as the Anniversary package upgrades mom bomb of choice these days, to suede and leatherette seats, minivans enjoy a loyal following Dodge will offer the 30th and adds fog lamps, automatic of core buyers who enjoy the low Anniversary package on two trim headlights, a 10-way power driver’s step-in height, wide-opening sliding doors, easy through-thevan access, and large windows to the tune of about a half-million E a r l y s a l e s s u c c e s s b e g a t U.S. sales per year. And nearly half competition. Before long the of those sales belong to the Dodge Caravan had an extended- Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town wheelbase Grand Caravan sibling & Country with more space, and in 1989, the first luxury minivan, the Chrysler Perhaps to highlight its tenure in Town & Country was introduced. the segment it helped popularize, As features were added, dual the Chrysler Group will offer 30th sliding doors replaced single ones, Anniversary editions of its Grand V-6 power was added, doors and Caravan and Town & Country liftgates became power-operated, minivans for 2014. Both include the and seats not only folded and standard 283-hp, 3.6-liter Pentastar flipped, but disappeared into the floor. Cup holders spread like mushrooms and so did video systems to pacify the peanut gallery.

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V-6 and six-speed automatic powertrain, and add 17-inch polished satin-carbon aluminum wheels, 30th Anniversary badges on the front fenders, and a black-themed interior with 30th Anniversary logos on the gauge cluster and key fob.

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2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN MSRP ................... $30,685 MSRP: OUR DISCOUNT .......... $2,004 REBATE .................... $2,500

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seat, and more exterior chrome. Being a Chrysler, the 30th Anniversary package on the Town & Country goes beyond satin-finish wheels, fender badges, and interior logos to add such features as a heated steering wheel, heated frontand second-row seats, a powerfolding third-row seat, suedeand-leather seat trim, and power adjustable pedals.

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