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Charities tied tight to economy Steel mill, recession affected donations BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

As the economy goes, so often go donations to charities. Before Northwestern Steel and Wire closed in 2001, United Way of Whiteside County was poised to reach its longtime goal of $900,000 in pledges during its annual campaign, according to the group. That never happened.

In the past 6 years, the group has collected from $766,150 to $824,857, according to its tax forms. The recent recession, though, appeared not to have had a big effect on donations. For United Way of Lee County, donations took a dive during the economic slump. In 2007, it collected $481,781. As the economy soured, pledges plunged each year after that until 2011 – to a low of $363,963.

Giving United Here’s how much the Lee and Whiteside County United Way chapters have collected in donations over the years: United Way chapter 2007 Lee County $481,781 Whiteside County $786,171 This time around, the Lee County campaign is 85 percent toward its $406,000 goal, hoping to reach that amount in time for its annual celebration in late January. Susan Hohlen, Lee County’s

2008 $434,439 $784,091

2009 $430,059 $782,046

2010 2011 $400,754 $363,963 $824,857 $766,150

executive director, is optimistic. “The past couple of years, we didn’t make the goal,” she said. “This year, we are on track to meet it.” Whiteside County’s United Way hopes to get $730,000 in

2012 $395,917 $767,095

this year’s campaign, which will end with a luncheon in March. It is at 92 percent. The advantage of United Way is that it specializes in fundraising. CHARITIES CONTINUED ON A2

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS IN THE SAUK VALLEY

Rate of low-income students increasing State average 50 percent; some area schools higher BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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ABOVE: KSB occupational therapist Melody Maney helps Emma (left), 5, Ellie, 5, and Danny Linboom, 8, hit the button Friday evening lighting up the Christmas tree to start the Dixon Christmas Walk. The Dixon Municipal Band will have its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. today at the Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. LEFT: Scouts from Cub Pack 305 walk in Sterling for the Seasonal Sights and Sounds holiday parade Friday evening. The celebration began officially with the lighting of the city Christmas tree at Grandon Civic Center.

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More photos from both events can be found on page A9.

In the past 5 years, the rate of low-income students in Illinois public schools has increased to 50 percent, up 7 percentage points. In the Sauk Valley, most schools and school districts have seen a greater increase. The Rock Falls High School district, in 2009, had 43 percent of its enrollment considered low-income. In 2013, that percentage rose to 56 percent. For Rock Falls Elementary school district, the percent increased to 77 percent, up 10 percentage points from 2009 to 2013. During those same years, the percentage of low-income students in the Sterling school district rose to 58 percent, from 45, with the lowest level of lowincome students being at the high school level. In Dixon, the rate of low-income students increased from 39 percent in 2009 to 49 percent in 2013, staying below the state average, but increasing at a quicker rate. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, students are considered low-income if they meet at least one of four criteria: from a family that receives Public Aid; eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches; living in institutions for neglected or delinquent children; or being supported in foster homes with public funds. The vast majority of the students in the four school districts considered low-income qualify under one of the first two reasons, the superintendents said, and the criteria for both of those are similar. STUDENTS CONTINUED ON A4

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was ordered to spend 3 years on post-prison supervised release. “In a sense, I know what I did was wrong and I am regretful that I endangered myself and anyone in society,� Stanton told U.S. District Judge David Herndon during his hearing. “I do wish to be a functioning member of society. I’m just hoping I can go home with probation and time served.�

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“We want the agencies to deliver programs and not spend so much time doing fundraising,� said Russell Siefken Jr., executive director for United Way of Whiteside County for the past 20 years. According to its 2011 tax return, Lee County’s group invested 89 percent of its donations to programs, with the rest going toward management and general expenses. For Whiteside County, 85 percent went into programs in 2011, with the remaining portion for other expenses. Over the years, the

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substance abuse counseling. It got $62,425 in 2011. For Whiteside County, YWCA and YMCA are typically the top recipients, getting $84,000 and $73,000, respectively, in 2011. Lutheran Social Services was third at $68,516. During their campaigns, both United Way groups ask their recipients to refrain from holding major fundraisers, so as not compete with the overall campaign. “It’s getting harder and harder to keep them from doing things,� Hohlen said. “More of them want to hold fundraisers during the blackout time. We’ve allowed more of those [recently] than we generally have.�

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he Rock Falls City Council hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t met the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous resident â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well, inanimate object â&#x20AC;&#x201C; until this week. That would be Elwood, the dummy. His creator, Doug Hand, a longtime Merrill Elementary School teacher who retired in 2012, is gravely ill. Earlier this week, Mayor Bill Wescott told the council that Hand had asked that the dummy make his first appearance before city government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doug, this is for you,â&#x20AC;? Wescott told the council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud to have him here tonight.â&#x20AC;? Some were in tears. Elwood has been making the rounds for more than three decades, logging 5.7 million miles and meeting the likes of Queen Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on a space shuttle and visited Hungary at the request of that countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leader. A website, www. elwoodsadventures.com, documents Elwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extensive travels. One of

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his last trips was to see the Cubs in 2011. Elwood has enjoyed fame for a long time. A 1990 story in the Chicago Tribune profiled Hand and Elwood. According to the story, Hand had been lamenting that most of his fifthand sixth-graders would probably spend their entire lives in Rock Falls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids read about so many things and dream about so many things,â&#x20AC;? he told a reporter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t travel; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too expensive. But you can take Elwood and put him in a UPS box and, for $5 or so, you can send him anywhere in the United States.â&#x20AC;? His students would write to celebrities to ask whether Elwood could

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In 1990, Handâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big goal was to have Elwood visit the White House. The dummy later met Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In a 2007 Sauk Valley Media story, Hand said his students and Elwood had a lot in common â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they were all dreamers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elwood is a dreamer, not a wish-maker,â&#x20AC;? the teacher told the newspaper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A wish is something that you ask for, and a dream is something that you want. If you wish, someone grants your wish. If you dream, you have to go after it yourself. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harder, granted, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well worth it in the end.â&#x20AC;? Hand had a dream, too â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sparking the dreams of others. He is a huge credit to his profession and the community.

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OBITUARIES Robert E. Anderson PROPHETSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert E. Anderson, 94, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Robert was born Dec. 9, 1918, in rural Prophetstown, the son of Elmer and Hilda (Johnson) Anderson. He was a graduate of Prophetstown High School, class of 1936. He was a member of Prophetstown United Methodist Church, Whiteside County Farm Bureau, Prophetstown American Legion Post 522, Prophetstown Masonic Lodge 293 AF & AM, Prophetstown Country Club, and past patron of Minerva Star 6. Bob was on the Whiteside County State Champion tug war team of 1938. He joined the Army in February 1941, and was a horseshoer in the 11th Cavalry for 15 months. He helped form the 10th Armored Division, and later was a member of the 712 Tank Battalion. Bob was sent overseas to the European theater in February 1944. He was discharged from service in May 1945, and was awarded the Bronze Star with 2 oak leaf clusters. Bob married Shirley Ziegenbein of Ashland, Neb., on Dec. 17, 1942, in Omaha, Neb. Upon returning home from the service, Bob farmed in Prophetstown for 30 years. He was a DeKalb Seed Corn dealer, and

worked at the Prairie Feed Mill for 8 years before retiring. For many years, Bob was a bus driver for Crest View School. He enjoyed driving the bus for the Prophetstown High School boys football and basketball teams, and was their scorekeeper for many years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and following his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren in all of their sports. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughter, Mary (LaVerne) Bennett of Prophetstown; two sons, William (Pat) Anderson of Morrison and David (Gina) Anderson of Prophetstown; 10 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; and one sister, Edith (John) Massey of Morrison. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and two brothers, James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimâ&#x20AC;? Anderson and Clarence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? Anderson. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prophetstown United Methodist Church. Interment with military honors will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. BosmaGibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established by the family. Visit www.bosmagibson. com to send condolences.

Jerrold â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Linton BATAVIA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jerrold â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jerryâ&#x20AC;? Linton, 86, loving husband and father, and a former longtime resident of Batavia, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the GreenFields in Geneva. Jerry was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Sterling. He was the son of James and Ruth (neĂŠ Tillman) Linton, and the middle of five boys, Wayne, Forrest, Jerold, James, and Larry, all of whom preceded Jerry in death. Jerry graduated from Sterling High School, where he was a talented and active athlete. He continued his college education, graduating from Monmouth College and Northern Illinois University, where he obtained his degrees. After graduation, Jerry was hired by Batavia Public Schools as a high school math teacher, physical education teacher, and coach. Jerry taught for 15 years in Batavia. Besides coaching varsity football and track, he established the Batavia wrestling program. He then transferred to Naperville Central, and later Naperville North High School, where he taught math and coached freshman football for an additional 17 years. Jerry loved sports, both as a fan and a participant. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and hunting. Jerry was a talented craftsman, inheriting the family trade as a mason,

passed on from his grandfather, father, brothers, uncles, and cousins. Jerry built his own home and a summer home on Forest Lake in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. During the summers, Jerry also worked for a number of valley contractors. Upon retirement, Jerry and wife, Peg, bought a motor home, and spent many years traveling in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. One and a half years ago, they moved to the GreenFields of Geneva. He was a loving husband, a caring and supportive father, and a loyal friend. Jerry truly will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Margaret â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pegâ&#x20AC;? (Davison) Linton; three children, Tory Lane (Jim) Thompson, Randall Scott (Sharon Jacobson) Linton, and James Kirk Linton; eight grandchildren; and nine greatgreat-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 28 and a memorial service at 3 p.m. Dec. 28 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Memorial contributions may be directed to Lazarus House, www. lazarushouseonline.com or 214 Walnut St., St. Charles, IL 60174; or Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, www.bataviafoodpantry.org or 100 Flinn St., Batavia, IL 60510. Visit www.mossfuneral. com to send condolences.

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Dixon School District Superintendent Michael Juenger said students from low-income families donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always get the same support at home, as parents have stresses that higher-income families might not have. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without question, those students are at a disadvantage,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But because they come from a low-income [family] doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t succeed.â&#x20AC;? Some students from low-income families do quite well, Juenger said. Dan Arickx is superintendent of the Rock Falls Elementary district, which has the highest rate of low-income students among the four districts. Getting as much homework done as possible during school hours can help students stay on track, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working with families the best you can, that have major concerns beyond just getting homework done,â&#x20AC;? Arickx said.

Low-income students: A look at the percentages School District 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Dixon      Sterling      Rock Falls High School      Rock Falls Elementary      Illinois      'OTOWWW)LLINOIS2EPORT#ARDCOMFORMOREINFORMATIONABOUTTHEREPORTSORTO LOOKATDETAILEDREPORTSFOREACHSCHOOL And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the low-income students in Arickxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s district, as well as the lower grade levels in the Sterling and Dixon districts, who can face bigger obstacles compared to high school students from lowincome families. Ron McCord, superintendent of Rock Falls High School, said early intervention, even at the high school level, is a valuable tool to keep all students on pace to graduate and be prepared for the next grade level, regardless of their socioeconomic status. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you come in behind your peers, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harder to catch up,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The early intervention is most critical. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we, at

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income students throughout the state and in the Sauk Valley probably reflects state and local economies, said Terri Lawrence, president and CEO of Tri-County Opportunities Council, which watches poverty in the area and works to prevent or reduce its effects. In October, the jobless rate in Illinois was 8.3 percent. In Whiteside County, the rate was 8.8 percent, and it was 8.3 percent in Lee County. Those numbers reflect what Lawrence has seen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that not only have many families lost a job, but many others are underemployed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More families are in crisis,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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the high school, concentrate a lot of our effort on the ninth grade.â&#x20AC;? However, the school districts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t target students for help just because they are considered low-income by the state. If a student is struggling, the schools and teachers look at reasons for that, the superintendents said, and factors relating to family income might not be among them. If household incomes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rise as inflation and the cost of living increase, Arickx said, more families can find themselves being considered low-income by the state board of education. The increase in low-

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Donald Hamstra MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donald Hamstra, 93, of Morrison, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Resthave Nursing and Retirement Home in Morrison. He worked at Morrison Community Hospital as a purchasing agent. Donald was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Morrison, the son of Dewey and Johanna (Bielema) Hamstra. He married Clara Medema on Feb. 20, 1943, in Fenton. She preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 1977. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn (Robert) Vandermyde of Morrison, Donna (Robert) Thompson-Borchardt of Leesburg, Fla., and Beth (Louis) Zavala of South Elgin; eight grandchildren;

and one great-grandchild. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Alma Meinema and Dorothy Boonstra; and two brothers, Marvin Hamstra and Ralph Hamstra. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care at Ebenezer Reformed Church, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials have been established to Ebenezer Reformed Church and Resthave Nursing and Retirement Home. Visit www.bosmarenkes. com to send condolences.

Carl Christopher Eigsti LITTLE ELM, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carl Christopher Eigsti, 85, of Little Elm, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Carl was born in 1928, in Shelby County, to Chris and Lizzie Eigsti. Carl was a retiree of Frantz Manufacturing, and a former on-air radio announcer at WSDR radio station. Carl was raised Amish Mennonite, and the oldest of 14 children. In 1945, when Carl was 17 years old, his parents moved from Shelby County to Whiteside County. They farmed 4 miles south of Rock Falls. In 1946, Carl began working for Frantz Manufacturing. Carl loved motorcycles and owned a few Harley-Davidsons during his lifetime. He bought his first Harley in 1946 for $75. It was a 1930 45 cc Flathead. In 1947, he bought a bigger Harley, a 1936 74 cc Flathead. In May 1948, Carl purchased a brand new 1948 61 cc Panhead. Later that year, he embarked on the greatest adventure of his young life. Carl and his cousin, Art, rode their Harleys to the West Coast. Art stayed in Oregon, and Carl rode back to Illinois by himself. Eventually, Carl left Illinois and moved out West. Carl lived in California, Arizona, and Oregon. He worked in Arizona and

California for Safeway scaffolding, and in Oregon as a lumberjack. He later returned to the Rock Falls area. Carl was a bachelor until the age of 41, when, in 1969, he married widow Darlene Nicholson. Carl instantly became a stepfather to six children. He was an amazing father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, and friend to all who knew him. Survivors include his children, Betty Harmon, Sandy and Jim Harned, Linda and Glen Kelley, Wilbert and Teresa Nicholson, and Robert and Petrwska Nicholson; and his siblings, Lester and Gloria Eigsti, John and Saloma Eigsti, Fred and Rhoda Eigsti, Ruby and Orval Kempf, Barbara Kropf, Joe and Dorothy Eigsti, James and Ellen Eigsti, and Susie and Larry Hostetler. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; son, Ralph Dean; his parents, Chris and Lizzie; and his siblings, Letty Elizabeth, Mary Catherine, Carrie Ellen, Jerrold Jean, and Carol Kay. The graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Cemetery in Milledgeville, with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Elora Eilis Stewart EUREKA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elora Eilis Stewart, infant daughter of Dennis and April McClure Stewart, was born Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, safe into the arms of Jesus. Survivors include her mother and father, Dennis (April) McClure Stewart of Eureka; two sisters, Annalivia Stewart and Emmeliese Stewart, and two brothers, Daniel Stewart and Peter Stewart, all at home; maternal grandparents, Robert (Lorena) McClure of Eureka; and paternal grandmother, Alice Stewart of Rock Falls.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Harold Stewart; and uncle, Tim Stewart. Private family graveside services will be at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka, with Pastor Dave Steinbeck officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Visit www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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CALIMESA, Calif. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; William Dwight Williams, 70, of Calimesa, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Calimesa. He was born Jan. 6, 1943, in Rock Falls. The funeral with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. Weaver-Hughes Mortuary in Yucaipa, Calif., is handling arrangements. Visit www.weaverhughes.com to send condolences.

FULTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ben Ray, 82, of Fulton, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton is handling arrangements.


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Ybarras not ready to give up on dream Another extension sought for proposed sports complex

grant opportunities specifically for sports complexes, and people could write off donations, but to do what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing on this scale, you really have to make it a business.â&#x20AC;?

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s year 8 of Larry Ybarraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream to bring a huge sports complex to a small town. While he admits that the road has been rough, he promises that the project wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just fade away. He has obtained 22 of the 45 acres he had envisioned for the ambitious project. He has an option for an additional 45 acres in the same area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at the northwest corner of Oak Grove Avenue and 23rd Street, off Lynn Boulevard. But he still has no investors who are firmly committed to the private business venture, and he is seeking a second extension to retain annexation rights and the zoning designation he needs to build the multipurpose facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My wife knows there have been some sleepless nights,â&#x20AC;? Ybarra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be hard to function during the day when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always in the back of my mind. I pace at night to think about how to fund it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a drain.â&#x20AC;? Ybarra is a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and a former baseball coach for Newman Central Catholic High School. His vision includes a football stadium that would seat 4,500, a 3,000-seat baseball stadium, an 800-seat softball quad with batting cages, a multi-use air dome, and a 30,000-squarefoot multipurpose building that could be used for everything from baseball and athletic training to roller-skating and laser tag.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No plans to scale backâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The only concession he has made to date is that the baseball facility would be done at a later phase because of the costs involved in making it worthy of luring a minor league team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have no plans to scale back,â&#x20AC;? Ybarra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For everything to work properly, you

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The proposed sports complex is shown here. Because the necessary funding has not been secured for the now $8 million project, the Ybarras are asking for an extension until Jan. 1, 2015, to find investors. canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t water down the project. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $8 million as opposed to $6 million, so be it.â&#x20AC;? He was advised to raise about 35 percent of the money through private investors and have banks finance the rest. The petition to extend the special-use permit for a proposed sports complex is again in the hands of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plan Commission. Because the necessary funding has not been secured for the now $8 million project, the Ybarras are asking for an extension until Jan. 1, 2015, to find investors. Without the extra time, the two parcels of property would be deannexed from the city and lose the R-1 special use zoning designation needed for the complex. The original annexation agreement was finalized on April 16, 2012. It stipulated that construction was to begin within 1 year of the agreement and be mostly completed within 18 months. In May 2013, the agreement was extended to Jan. 1, 2014. On Dec. 2, the City Council sent the latest request to the Plan Commission. That panel will consider the petition, in the names of Larry and his brother John Ybarra, on Dec. 19. John

owns the land with Larry and is a silent partner in the project.

Years of research Ybarra and his wife, Mardi, say they have done years worth of research to validate the feasibility of the project. His revenue estimates were based on information he gathered from similar projects in areas with comparable demographics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every sports complex we looked at had down times, but they more than made up for it in peak times,â&#x20AC;? Ybarra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After paying the loan interest, the projections for the first couple of years were $800,000 profit.â&#x20AC;? He believes those numbers are conservative with the potential he sees in drawing people from outside the area. He says there would be several potential revenue streams from concessions, fees to use the facilities, charges for tournaments, and use of the multipurpose building for concerts and other nonsporting events. He says the use of artificial turf would bring down maintenance costs. All of the land involved is also within the enterprise zone, and he has talked to the city about TIF possibilities.

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The mayor of the tornado-wrecked central Illinois community of Washington said the city has lost nearly half its property tax value since last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storms destroyed or damaged about 1,000 homes. Gary Manierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments came during a community meeting Thursday evening with City Administrator Tim Gleason that was attended by about 200 residents. Manier said early estimates show that 47 per-

cent of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property tax value was lost in the Nov. 17 tornado. Officials said that would most likely hurt the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school district, which relies on tax revenue for its budget. The two dozen tornadoes that twisted across the state were blamed for killing seven people, including one person in Washington. Only about 20 percent of the debris from the EF-4 tornado that hit Washington has been cleared so far, Gleason said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The selling points are based on how all this is going to flow together,â&#x20AC;? Ybarra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole purpose of this is to revitalize the community. I want these activities to draw people here so they will spend money in the area.â&#x20AC;? Ybarra says that prospective investors have, for the most part, been receptive to the plan, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take the next step, leaving him with a few â&#x20AC;&#x153;fence sitters.â&#x20AC;? Reasons for not wanting to sign on the dotted line usually involve perceptions of the overall state of the economy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things have gotten better [since the recession], but people are still concerned about the economy,â&#x20AC;? Ybarra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Corporations are sitting on cash, and people who had money invested in the stock market took a bath in 2008. Many are worried that the market is artificially propped up by the stimulus, and they anticipate a big drop.â&#x20AC;? Ybarra said he did consider the nonprofit avenue a few years ago, but decided it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best route for a project of this scale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Setting it up as a 501(c)(3) would have made it very difficult for the community to benefit,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are special

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Mardi Ybarra has been involved with her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project from the beginning, helping to research demographics, search for grants, attend educational seminars, and talk to bankers. She said that with all the time, energy and money spent, the project has been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traveled so much to make presentations, comes back feeling hopeful,â&#x20AC;? Mardi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on pins and needles while he waits. After a lot of sleepless nights, the answer is almost always â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the timing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t right.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? She said they have some tried-and-true coping mechanisms for the stress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We stay spiritually connected and pray about it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We find guidance and answers that help us find a glimmer of hope when we feel weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve exhausted all our avenues.â&#x20AC;? She says that exercise also works for her husband. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sleep, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get on the treadmill at 3 or 4 in the morning and then go back to bed,â&#x20AC;? she said. Mardi said they had visited many sporting facilities in other communities, which helps to keep them motivated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our schools have so many great athletes,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be nice to draw other athletes here and for our rural kids to have a place to call theirs. This project was developed with a five-county area in mind. It was never meant to be just for Newman or Sterling.â&#x20AC;? Despite the difficulties, Mardi says her husband is still determined to bring the project to fruition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Larry was born and raised here; he coached Newman baseball for 25 years,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eager to support the community and give something back. He has put so much into it, it would really hurt to walk away from it.â&#x20AC;?

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llinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shaky finances have put the squeeze on vendors, social service agencies, and public education, from universities on down to local school districts. The Bi-County Special Education Cooperative may soon be added to the list. The cooperative is made up of 11 school districts in Whiteside and Carroll counties who pool their resources to provide special education services to students who need them. And for about the past 4 decades, the cooperative has succeeded in its mission.

However, Sterling Public Schools, the largest district, wants to pull out of the cooperative. Its superintendent believes Sterling could spend the $1.7 million it pays the cooperative to create and conduct its own special education classes and save $190,000 of that money in the process. Deadbeat Illinois has not paid its full share of financial aid owed to school districts for some time, so local districts increasingly have had to scrutinize their spending, make cuts, and consider other cost-saving measures. Across the state, other districts have

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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure was to have been the topic The Bi-County Special Education Cooperative, of a December hearing of the regional boards of a regional cooperation success story, is education for the counties of Whiteside and imperiled because of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shaky Carroll-Stephenson-Jo finances. There will be no winners in the Daviess. That meeting has upcoming decision on Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pullout been delayed until midJanuary. from the co-op, only survivors. Not to be forgotten in already done what Sterdeparture from the co-op. all this, of course, are the special education stuling proposes to do. The Bi-County Special dents and the disruptions We certainly canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame Education Cooperative they would experience. Sterling for trying to save is effective â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sterling If Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s withdrawal money. The departure officials have said as from the co-op also has much â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but with Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is approved, 88 Sterling the potential to preserve departure, the remaining students would be moved some teaching jobs with- 10 districts would have to back to the district and have to adjust to unfamilin the district. increase their payments iar buildings, classrooms And we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame six to the co-op by about 12 and teachers. of the school districts for percent to make up for The remaining Bi-Counvoting against Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the loss.

ty students, about 130, would have their own adjustments to make. For our part, we have seen the value of regional cooperation time and time again. We have advocated for additional regional cooperation to facilitate progress in the Sauk Valley. The Bi-County Special Education Cooperative is a regional cooperation success story that is now imperiled because of Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; inability to get its financial house in order. Whatever the regional school boards decide, there will be no winners, just survivors.

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Let the message from Detroit be heard in Illinois Chicago pension woes may soon reach crisis stage Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

Union bosses who are furious at the Illinois General Assembly for passing pension reform canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to get into court to challenge the new law. They have a contract right, they say. The Illinois Constitution protects that contract right, and no one can touch their benefits. Next year, the Legislature will have to take up the pension crises that face Chicago, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schools and other local governments. The law passed Tuesday is likely to be the template for local government pension reform. The union bosses will be furious again. They will go to court and argue that the state constitution protects their benefits. But look at what happened in Detroit on the same day the Illinois Legislature voted to rescue the state from financial ruin by reforming the pension system. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes ruled that Detroit could enter into bank-

ruptcy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and that pension benefits are not entitled to any heightened protection in a municipal bankruptcy. The message from the judge in Detroit is unmistakable. If a local government collapses and winds up in bankruptcy, the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workers and retirees cannot count on state constitutional guarantees to protect their pension benefits. If the government collapses, if it winds up in bankruptcy, those benefits are at risk. THE LANGUAGE IN Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constitution that protects pension benefits is similar to the pension language in the Illinois Constitution. Detroit is insolvent. It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay all of its bills. It must shed its debt. Extremely painful cuts are coming. Its publicemployee pension liabilities are likely to be written down just as other debts are. As a result, pension benefits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which in some ways are more modest than those promised to many public employees in Chicago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are likely to be trimmed. Reducing its debt obligations is the only way to give Detroit a fresh start,

go Public Schools. The school system faces about a $1 billion deficit next year, largely driven by rising pension payments. CPS exhausted its reserves to help close a massive budget gap this year.

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to let it provide essential services again. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the point of reorganizing through bankruptcy. Chicago has a stronger, more diverse economic base than Detroit. But Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debts, especially its public-pension debts, far exceed those of Detroitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Based on a ratio of pension liabilities to

revenue, Chicago is much worse off than Detroit. As the Chicago Tribune has documented in its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broken Bondsâ&#x20AC;? series, Chicago has issued billions of dollars in longterm debt backed by property taxes for basic operating costs. Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pensions have a $19.5 billion

unfunded liability. Without pension reform, the city will have to come up with an additional $600 million for its police and fire pensions. Chicago is looking at crippling tax hikes or service cuts if it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get pension changes. The situation is even more acute at Chica-

CPSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PENSION payments in its 2013-14 budget tripled to $613 million. The system faces an estimated $740 million pension payment in the next budget. That estimate just jumped by $110 million because the teachers pension system lowered its anticipated rate of return on investments. Illinois canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t declare bankruptcy. We hope that the reforms approved this week give the state at least a fighting chance to repair its disastrous finances. A lot more discipline will be needed. No one is talking, publicly at least, about bankruptcy for Chicago or its school system. But without pension changes, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on course for a financial disaster. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for union leaders to recognize that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and to level with their members about the real risks they face if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cooperate on pension reform.

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Column nothing but a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;paid adâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for rich institute ELROY WYLDE Sterling

In a recent [column] in the Gazette, the pension â&#x20AC;&#x153;fixâ&#x20AC;? was blasted by Scott Reeder of the Illinois Policy Institute. At the end of the article, the Gazette noted that his column was â&#x20AC;&#x153;underwritten by the Illinois Policy Instituteâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that is a fancy way to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;paid for by.â&#x20AC;? This institute is a hardright, conservative group that has bashed teacher and government pensions for a long time. The article points out how badly our pension systems are funded, but it never gave a reason. The reason is quite simple: The state rarely

lived up to its obligation to fund them properly from year to year. Public employees met their obligations, but the state didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Union bossesâ&#x20AC;? (inflammatory term used in the article), for many years, warned of the folly of the state not meeting its obligations. Many of us who went into education understood that we would not be paid as well as those with equivalent education in the private sector, but we knew we had a decent and constitutionally guaranteed pension when we retired. If Mr. Reeder wants to have teachers and others start their own 401(k) pensions, then he and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;policy instituteâ&#x20AC;? should support raising teacher salaries considerably so that they can afford to put

money away in a 401(k) for retirement. Their support for that will never happen. The Gazette shows its true colors by running this â&#x20AC;&#x153;paid advertisementâ&#x20AC;? for these rich business owners who make up this institute. This pension reform will hurt, but the people hurt most will be current and future teachers and current retirees. Note to readers: Elroy Wylde is a retired teacher.

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log all letters and phone calls. Ridiculous. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fifth grade, folks. [Supervisor Debra] Burke is an adult, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m guessing 50-plus years, and you have to babysit her. Make that ridiculous. And what a predicament that puts an employee in. She is supposed to tail her boss and report back to you. Talk about a hostile work environment for the poor employee, who probably couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep up with Burke during a regular day. I applaud the fact that you are trying to correct this problem and, frankly, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a solution. This problem has been going on for years. Now it has elevated to the point of arrogance and what appears, from reading SVM, thumbing

a nose at all the taxpayers in Coloma Township. My opinion, and that of everyone I have talked to, is Burke needs to pay back the money and resign. Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave any loopholes for any future shortages for which she may be accountable.

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There is a sizable political sign appearing at the intersection of state Routes 251 and 64. Kind of makes a person wonder what all this type of expense is supposed to mean. To me, the size of cam-

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paign signs and quantity of signs indicate only that a candidate has money to spend. What matters, first and foremost, is that the citizens of Ogle County realize that March 18, 2014, is the primary election, and for a few candidates, its results are the same as the general election next fall. With that in mind, mark your calendar, and get out and vote for the bestqualified candidates. Second and of equal importance, take the time to check out each candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qualifications. There are races for offices where there are enormous differences in the candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; qualifications who are running for the same office. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be intelligent voters and vote March 18 for the best qualified.

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Pension tension to headline 2014 campaign F

inally, the Illinois Legislature has passed a pension reform bill. So now, we know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in it. The House and Senate had proposed different versions of the bill, and the final legislation was a negotiated deal involving Democratic and Republican leaders of both chambers. But until each side compromised, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the terms of the legislation that would be sent to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature. The governor didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t monkey around with his power of line-item veto before he signed the bill Thursday, so we know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the new law. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how the legislative system works. STATE SEN. KIRK Dillard couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist comparing the new pension bill to the Affordable Care Act. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember what Nancy Pelosi famously said about Obamacare, as it was ramrodded through Congress â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;we need to pass this bill to find out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in it,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Dillard said in a news release the day after the pension bill passed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a lot of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remorseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from that decision. We should have learned our lesson!â&#x20AC;? Well, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not exactly what the then-House Speaker said in March 2010 at the annual legis-

lative conference of the National Association of Counties. But at least Dillard, an experienced legislator, understood the quote in the context of the lawmaking process. What Pelosi actually said was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; away from the fog of the controversy.â&#x20AC;? (emphasis added) At that time, the House had passed a health insurance reform bill, and Pelosi was imploring the Senate to act. She couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk about provisions of a new law, however, because it was still being debated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it had not been put into a final form and sent to the president. But both her words and context got mangled in the right-wing echo chamber that continues to represent the comment as something it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. In politics, some folks donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be confused by the facts. DILLARD IS AMONG four Republicans seeking their partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination for governor in the 2014 election. But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Republican who is courting a traditionally Democratic union vote. So his opposition to the pension fix was more than just a shot at the Democratic governor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was an attempt to court voters outside the usual Republican constituency.

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He hopes that will separate him from fellow Sen. Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and billionaire Bruce Rauner, a political newcomer who already has dropped about $1 million of his own money into the campaign â&#x20AC;&#x201C; much of it for TV advertising. Quinn has only token opposition for the Democratic nomination in the March 18 primary election, but he would seem to be a political dead man walking unless Republicans find a way to blow this chance at the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office as they did in 2010. Rauner has polled well recently, no doubt because 1) heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already spent a lot of money and 2) he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the political baggage that is being carried by the three state government veterans he is running against. Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign has focused on state fiscal matters and has (so far) avoided wading into the pool of social issues (marriage equality, abortion, etc.) where Brady drowned in 2010.

That promises to be an interesting primary campaign. NO DOUBT, THIS recent revision in pension law will be a core issue in the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for both Democrats and Republicans. Quinn will crow about having finally done something to address the staggering liability of the overly generous pension programs for public employees in Illinois. Republicans will hammer away â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and rightfully so â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about how inadequate that pension â&#x20AC;&#x153;fixâ&#x20AC;? is. Although the complainers have a point, they should understand how difficult it has been to get any pension reform accomplished in the Legislature. Yes, there is always the right thing to do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and then there is the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of trying to do it. Part of that lawmaking process involves dropping a huge sausage ... er, bill in front of legislators with only a day or two to consume and digest it before they must vote. Quinn had better be clear that this pension bill is just a first step â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a small one at that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in a long process to address the pension mess and its part in the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget problems. Republicans will pummel Quinn over the tardy and incomplete response to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal crisis.

This campaign is going to get ugly.

QUINN WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BE the only state officeholder under fire in 2014 over the pension problems. His lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon, served notice this week that she will be swinging the pension club in her

campaign to unseat state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Back in the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s and into the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s, Topinka, a Republican, was among legislators from both parties who kept voting to increase pension benefits for public employees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the pensions of legislators themselves. By 2009, Topinka was drawing a pension of $141,000 a year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 23 percent higher than her salary. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not unusual for state pensioners. The compounded 3 percent annual cost-of-living raise has led many government retirees to receive pension payments that exceeded their working salaries. Hey, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Illinois! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like many other Springfield politicians in 1989, Judy Baar Topinka chose feathering her own nest over protecting taxpayers and union workers,â&#x20AC;? Simon said in a news release last week after the reform bill passed. Simon, who jumped overboard from what appears to be Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sinking political ship, opposed the bill that the governor supported. So, we now have a partial bipartisan â&#x20AC;&#x153;fixâ&#x20AC;? for a mess that was caused by legislators of both parties who benefited both politically and financially from the pension monster they created. In the 2014 campaign, it ought to get ugly.

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MOST VOTERS WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T sympathize with any candidate who tries to defend a system that allows some public employees to retire in their 50s with six-figure pensions. And despite the reforms, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still the situation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and will be for a decade unless further changes are made. The reform has at least changed the ridiculous 3 percent, compounded annual increases in the cost of living allowance for state pensioners. And it raises the retirement age for current public employees 45 and younger, plus puts a cap of about $110,000 on salaries that are the basis for pension payments. Unions say those needed changes will diminish membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pensions in violation of the state Constitution, so the courts will have to provide some guidance on how far the Legislature can go to undo the damage it has done with pension laws over the past few decades. Maybe it will need to amend the Constitution.

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Businesses concerned about inaction on incentives No tax deals yet for ADM, others CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Illinois took a giant step toward fixing its biggest financial problem by putting a sweeping pension reform on the books, but legislatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; inaction on tax incentives aimed at keeping companies and

creating new jobs has triggered fresh concerns about the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business climate. The Senate and a House committee took up legislation this week offering tax breaks for Archer Daniels Midland Company, chemical distributor Univar and newlymerged OfficeMax and Office Depot. But the

House left after Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pension vote, pushing the issue into 2014 since lawmakers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t due back until January. The slowed action â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an ADM official said the company needed a decision by yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end â&#x20AC;&#x201C; could frustrate companies and give other states that have already ridiculed Illinois for its unemploy-

ment and major financial problems the chance to swoop in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Illinois governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to act in a timely manner is a huge disappointment for business people who are trying to make decisions in a timely manner,â&#x20AC;? said Illinois Chamber of Commerce President Doug Whitley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad form.â&#x20AC;?

Three separate bills were discussed, but all had the same idea: Give companies a reason to stay or move to Illinois with the promise of retaining and creating new jobs in a state that struggles with its financial image and has one of the highest unemployment rates. Legislation cropped up earlier this year when

agribusiness giant ADM announced it was relocating its longtime headquarters from Decatur. Officials with OfficeMax declined comment. Univar officials didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return calls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will review our options,â&#x20AC;? ADM spokeswoman Victoria Podesta said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect to make an announcement soon.â&#x20AC;?

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Dana Wallin of Dixon pops a roasted chestnut in her mouth Friday evening during the Dixon Christmas Walk. The Lee County Democrats roasted the popular nuts again this year for the celebration.

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Nation begins life without Mandela Tutu: People will pull through JOHANNESBURG (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; What next for South Africa? This racially charged country that, on Nelson Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watch, inspired the world by embracing reconciliation in all-race elections in 1994 is again in the global spotlight after the loss of such a towering historical figure. It is a time not just for grief and gratitude, but also a clear-eyed assessment of national strengths and shortcomings in a future without a man who was a guide and comfort to so many. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new beginning,â&#x20AC;? said Kyle Redford, one of many outside the home of the anti-apartheid leader who became the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first black president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The loss of a legend is going to force us to come together once again.â&#x20AC;? He acknowledged that there is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sense of what next: Where do we go?

What do we do? And how do we do it?â&#x20AC;? Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolve rubbed off on many of his compatriots, though such conviction is tempered by the reality that his vision of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;rainbow nationâ&#x20AC;? failed, almost inevitably, to meet the heady expectations propelling the country two decades ago. Mandela remained a powerful symbol in the hopeful, uncharted period after apartheid, even when he left the presidency, retired from public life and shuttled in and out of hospitals as a protracted illness eroded his once-robust frame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does it spell doomsday and disaster for us?â&#x20AC;? retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu asked rhetorically Friday before declaring that no, the country will not disintegrate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sun will rise tomorrow and the next day and the next,â&#x20AC;? said Tutu, who like Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting apartheid and promoting reconciliation.

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Texans owner Bob McNair says that he would like to speak with former Bears coach Lovie Smith about same position in Houston. The Texans fired Gary Kubiak on Friday. Smith went 85-63 with Bears.

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NIU bids BCS goodbye Huskies crushed in MAC title game BY STEVE NITZ Shaw Media

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DETROIT – Northern Illinois’ dream season has ended. The Huskies’ hopes of going to the Fiesta Bowl are gone after a stunning 47-27 loss to Bowling Green in Friday’s Mid-American Conference Championship Game at Ford Field. An NIU defense which had kept improving as the season went on could not stop the Falcons (10-3), specifically in the first half, and the Huskies (12-1) couldn’t rally from an 18-point halftime deficit. Jordan Lynch, who looked like he would be in New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation, may now be on the outside looking in when it comes to getting a trip to the Big Apple. Matt Johnson, Bowling Green’s sophomore quarterback, was the star on Friday. He finished the game 21 of 27 for 393 yards and five touchdowns, throwing for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone. “You guys are all shocked,” Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson said to the group of assembled media after the game. “We thought we were going to win. We really did. We would have been absolutely crushed if we didn’t win this game.” Johnson got the Falcons on the board on Bowling Green’s first drive, with a 28-yard pass to Tyler Beck. NIU would answer when Juwan Brescacin caught a one-handed, 14-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Lynch on the Huskies’ first drive. BCS CONTINUED ON B10

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Sterling’s Kiarra Harris became a dominant force on the court for the Warriors during the 2013 season. She also took on the role of being a vocal leader. It all came together for spectacular results. Harris is Sauk Valley Media’s volleyball player of the year.

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here might as well have been quicksand on the Sterling side of the net in the gym at Stillman Valley High School on Oct. 29. For with each passing point, the Golden Warriors sank closer to elimination in their 3A regional semifinal match against Dixon.

Sterling lost the first set 25-22, and fell behind 7-1 in the second set to the Duchesses. All Dixon really needed was a couple more points to knock out the top-seeded Warriors. Then it’d be over. Finished. Complete. The upset. The disappointment. The hurt. The thing to remember about volleyball is that it is, first and foremost, a game of action and reaction. REACTION CONTINUED ON B7

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Dixon Dukes won three games all last season, one in the Northern Illinois Big 12 West. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely young Dixon team is a year older and is enjoying a lot more success, winning its fifth straight game to start the season and taking their conference opener with a 73-56 victory over Streator at Lancaster Gym. Dixon nearly led from start to finish, but did not put the Bulldogs (0-5, 0-1) away until the final minutes. Leading 56-54 with just over 6 minutes remaining, the Dukes, who started three juniors and two sophomores, went on the decisive run of the game. Dixon went on a 15-0 tear over the next 5 minutes. Kyle LeBlanc (9 points) scored the first four points of the burst, on a field goal and a pair of free throws. Cal Jarrett (21 points) hit a bucket and later added a free throw. LeBlanc scored off a feed from Laron Carr (12 points), and Jarrett sank two free throws. Carr knocked down three of four free

Star of the game: )SAIAH2OBY $IXON POINTS ALLINST QUARTERS Key performers:#AL*ARRETT $IXON POINTS.OLAN3OKOL 3TREATOR POINTS,ARON#ARR $IXON POINTS INCLUDINGIN STQUARTER Up next: $IXONVS!MBOYAT !MBOY3HOOTOUT PM 3ATURDAY throws before Ryan Webb added another to make it 71-56 with 1:13 to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end, we knew we had worked harder than them, so we came out and did what we were supposed to do,â&#x20AC;? Jarrett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really happy with how we finished,â&#x20AC;? Dixon coach Jason Mead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We executed down the stretch really well.â&#x20AC;? Six-foot-six sophomore Isaiah Roby led the way for the Dukes, scoring all of his game-high 23 poits in the first three quarters. Roby is about 3 inches taller and 30 pounds heavier than a year ago. He was 9-for-13 from the floor, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Roby said the 3-point shot has always been a part of his game, though he did not show it much

last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t confident in my shot,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the summer, I got a lot more confident.â&#x20AC;? Dixon trailed just twice for mere moments, the first time at 13-12 in the first quarter, and the second at 23-21 early in the second quarter. The Dukes ended the first half with a 12-3 burst to lead 35-26 at the break. Roby had an emphatic dunk off an inbounds pass to end the first-half scoring. Roby then hit a three to start the second-half scoring, giving Dixon a 12-point lead, their largest until their final push. Streator fought back and pulled even at 43-all midway through the third quarter. The Dukes responded with a 9-0 flurry , but the Bulldogs whittled the difference to two twice early in the fourth quarter before Dixon put the game away. The Dukes are not surprised by their solid start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked harder than any team weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to play,â&#x20AC;? Jarrett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This shows that all the time we put in the gym is paying off.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;From all the hard work that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put in, eventually this was going to come,â&#x20AC;? Roby said.

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free-throw attempts and Milledgeville 65, Peca- scored 25 points for the tonica 57: The Missiles Broncos (0-4, 0-1). remained unbeaten on Eastland 60, Warren the season, taking down 37: The Cougars opened Pec at home in their NUIC West play with NUIC East opener to a win over Warren at improve to 6-0. Lanark. AFC 72, Orangeville Dalton Shaner paved 62: The Raiders scored the way with 19 points, 30 points in the third followed by Blake Jansquarter, and then had to senâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11. Skylar Paulson hold on as Orangeville added nine points for outscored them 20-5 in Eastland (1-1, 1-0). the fourth quarter for an East Dubuque 63, West NUIC East win at home. Carroll 40: The Thunder Bret Gittleson hit five trailed 21-4 after one 3-pointers and scored period and never recov25 points for AFC (4-1, ered in an NUIC West 1-0). Forward Troy Mairs road loss. chipped in 21 points, and Devon Hartley paced David Zinke had nine. West Carroll (1-4, 0-1) Orangevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryce with 18 points, and Brown made 17 of 19 Trevor Jones added 12.

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For three quarters, it was tough to tell at times Friday night which team had been together for a month and which team had only really been together for a week. But in crunch time, the Sterling Golden Warriors put all their experience to good use. Senior Zach Rehmert scored 20 of his game-high 24 points after halftime, and the Warriors pulled away down the stretch in a 62-54 victory over the Geneseo Maple Leafs at Musgrove Fieldhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Words canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t describe how mad I was at myself after the first half,â&#x20AC;? said Rehmert, who also had six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt like I had let my guys down. They busted their butts on defense, and we were only ahead by four because I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pulling my weight.â&#x20AC;? That changed quickly. Rehmert turned his own block into a layup, then scored off an inbounds play. After a Juan Gomez up-and-under bucket, Rehmert nailed a 3-pointer when he was left all alone on the right side of the court. After a pair of baseline drives by Geneseoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greg Rusk, sandwiched around Kevin Wolakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jumper, Rehmert was left alone again, this time on the left side of the court, and he nailed another 3 to tie the score at 34 with 1:28 left in the third. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My teammates set some really nice screens, and I came off them and hit a couple of 3s,â&#x20AC;? Rehmert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That let me get to the basket, then distribute a little bit, and my guysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hard work finally paid off.â&#x20AC;? Ruskâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3 to end the third tied it at 39, then Anthony Bravataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jumper to open the fourth gave the Maple Leafs (1-4, 0-1 NIB-12 West) a 41-39 lead. But that would be their last, as Joe Brouilette scored on a pass from Sterling Thornton, Gomez hit a pull-up jumper when his defender fell down, and Draque PenaflorHeier scored on the fast break off a

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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alex Soriano fights for a loose ball during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Geneseo at Musgrove Fieldhouse. Sterling won 62-54. Star of the game::ACH 2EHMERT 3TERLING POINTS  REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS  blocks Key performers: *OE"ROUILETTE 3TERLING POINTS REBOUNDS STEALS3TERLING4HORNTON 3TERLING POINTS ASSISTS $REW(IMMELMAN 'ENESEO  POINTS REBOUNDS BLOCKS Up next: !LLEMANAT3TERLING  PM4UESDAY pretty pass from Rehmert. When the dust settled, Sterling (1-1, 1-0) had opened the fourth quarter with a 15-6 run to take control. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, we have the experience of all these guys who played together last year, who played together all summer,â&#x20AC;? Rehmert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year, we struggled in close games down the stretch. This year, I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve finally learned how to put teams away.â&#x20AC;? Thornton, Penaflor-Heier and Brouilette each added eight points, with Thornton dishing

three assists and Brouilette pulling down six rebounds. Isaiah Celestino provided a spark off the bench for the Warriors, dishing four assists to go with his three points and two steals. Sterling also held 6-foot-7 center Drew Himmelman in check for much of the night, though he still finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. Rusk added 11 points and two steals, and Luke Snyder chipped in five points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could really tell the difference between a team thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been practicing together for 4 weeks versus a team thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been together 4 days,â&#x20AC;? said Geneseo coach Brad Storm, who finally got the Leafsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; football players on the court this week after their run to the Class 4A state title game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our kids played hard enough to win, we just made some mistakes that we just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have in a close game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go our way, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make our own luck, and Sterling made plays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on both offense and defense â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when they needed to.â&#x20AC;?

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS

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FRIDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf.   1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1  

$IXON Ottawa Sterling LaSalle-Peru Geneseo 3TREATOR

All   4-1 1-1 2-3 1-4  

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s3TERLING 'ENESEO s/TTAWA ,A3ALLE 0ERU s$IXON 3TREATOR Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s3TREATORAT2OCHELLE  s'ALVAAT'ENESEO  Amboy shootout s$IXONVS!MBOY 

Big Northern West Mendota 2OCKFORD,UTHERAN Winnebago "YRON Rock Falls Stillman Valley Oregon

Conf. 1-0   0-0   0-0 0-0 0-1

All 4-2   3-0   3-2 0-0 2-4

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s3TILLMAN6ALLEYAT'ENOA +INGSTON .! Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s"YRONAT2ICHMOND "URTON .! s.ORTH"OONE /REGON s,UTHERAN (ARVARD s-ENDOTA 2OCKFORD#HRISTIAN s"URLINGTON#ENTRAL 2OCK&ALLS s7INNEBAGO -ARENGO Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Eastland shootout s3TILLMAN6ALLEYVS7ESTMINSTER 

Three Rivers North &ULTON .EWMAN "UREAU6ALLEY Morrison 2IVERDALE Amboy 0ROPHETSTOWN Erie

Conf.       0-0   0-0   0-0

All       2-3   1-3   0-4

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s&ULTON 2IVER2IDGE s+EWANEE 2IVERDALE Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s0RINCETONAT"UREAU6ALLEY  Amboy shootout s!MBOYVS$IXON 

NUIC East Conf. -ILLEDGEVILLE   0OLO   !QUIN   !SHTON &RANKLIN#ENTER   Dakota 0-0 Forreston 0-0 Pecatonica 0-1 3OUTH"ELOIT   Durand 0-1 /RANGEVILLE   Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s$AKOTA 0EARL#ITY s!&# /RANGEVILLE s-ILLEDGEVILLE 0ECATONICA s0OLO $URAND s!QUIN 3OUTH"ELOIT

All         1-0 1-1 3-2   1-4  

STREATOR (0-5, 0-1 NIB 12 West) 3OKOL      6ICKERS      0HILLIPS   'ODFREY   /LSON    %DWARDS   "UTLER     (OUCH      ,IGHTLE      .AMBO      "ROWN      Totals: 19-54 9-13 56. DIXON (5-0, 1-0) )SAIAH2OBY   ,ARON#ARR     -ATT #OFFEY      #AL *ARRETT   +YLE,E"LANC   .ATE'ASCOIGNE   2ILEY-EHRENS      !* -URDOCK      *$ Gieson 0-0 0-2 0, Ryan Webb 0-0 1-2 1, &JONN"UESCHE  Totals: 25-41 16-31 73. 3TREATOR     Â&#x2C6;  $IXON     Â&#x2C6;  3sn3TREATOR 3OKOL  "UTLER  'ODFREY   6ICKERS   (OUCH   .AMBO  0HILLIPS  $IXON 2OBY   #ARR   *ARRETT   #OFFEY    Foulsn3TREATOR'ODFREYOUT $IXON Technicalsn3TREATOR3OKOL 6ICKERS 

POLO 70, DURAND 40 DURAND (1-4, 0-1 NUIC East) +INNEY     %VERSON     !SCHE   "URTON  0ALMER  "UCKLER  !DAMS  3ADLER   "RYANT  #HANDLER  Totals: 17 5-11 40. POLO (5-0, 1-0) "AILEY3HIPMAN  "RAD#AVANAUGH   +ARL0REROST  3AWYER&RANO   "RIAN#AVANAUGH  4RAVIS VanDrew 0 0-0 0, Austin Webb 0 0-2 0, :ACH 1UACO     -ATTHEW (ANDEL    *USTIN7RIGHT  )VAN'ROGAN     -AX 3IMMONS     7YATT 0ETERSON  !*$OLLMEYER  Totals: 28 11-26 70. $URAND     Â&#x2C6;  0OLO     Â&#x2C6;  3sn$URAND"URTON 0OLO"RI#AVANAUGH (ANDEL 7RIGHT  at Franklin Grove

AFC 72, ORANGEVILLE 62 ORANGEVILLE (0-4, 0-1 NUIC East) $EVAN#ORP  "RYCE"ROWN   !NDY !LBER     $AYTON "OLLON    $AN/BERT  *ESSE,EVERTON   3AM7ELCH  .ICK"ARNES     4YLER 'UY     Totals: 18 23-33 62. AFC (4-1, 1-0) "RET 'ITTLESON     ,UKE "URNETTE   4YLER3TACEY  *ACOB(ILLIKER     4ROY -AIRS     $AVID :INKE     -ATT (ENG     -ATT 'ENDUSA  !NDREW$AVIS  4REVOR2AMSEY  +EVIN+URZ   4RISTAN"USHMAN  "OBBY,ARKE  Totals: 31 4-8 72. /RANGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  !&#     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;/RANGEVILLE/BERT "OLLON !&# 'ITTLESON :INKE 

EASTLAND 60, WARREN 37

All 3-0 1-0 1-1 2-2 2-3   2-4 1-3 1-4 0-0

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STERLING 62, GENESEO 54 GENESEO (1-4, 0-1 NIB-12 West) *ORDAN -IELKE      ,UKE 3NYDER    #OOPER(UMPHRIES   +EVIN7OLAK   $REW(IMMELMAN    'REG2USK   4YLER -ACKEY      !NTHONY "RAVATA     "RANDON2UMLER  Totals: 21-48 9-10 54. 34%2,).'    *UAN 'OMEZ      3TERLING 4HORNTON      :ACH 2EHMERT      $RAQUE0ENAFLOR (EIER   *OE "ROUILETTE   !LEX3ORIANO    2AFAEL3OSA   )SAIAH#ELESTINO   Totals: 23-46 12-18 62. 'ENESEO     Â&#x2C6;  3TERLING     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;'ENESEO 2USK  -IELKE  7OLAK  "RAVATA  (UMPHRIES  3TERLING 2EHMERT  4HORNTON  'OMEZ    Rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 'ENESEO  (IMMELMAN  3NYDER  3TERLING  2EHMERT "ROUILETTE Assists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GenESEO3NYDER (UMPHRIES 3TERLING  #ELESTINO  4HORNTON  2EHMERT   Steals â&#x20AC;&#x201C;'ENESEO3NYDER (UMPHRIES  2USK 3TERLING4EHMERT "ROUILETTE 3OSA Blocks â&#x20AC;&#x201C;'ENESEO(IMMELMAN 3TERLING2EHMERT Turnovers â&#x20AC;&#x201C;'ENESEO 3TERLING Fouls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 'ENESEO-IELKE 3NYDEROUT 3TERLING Technical â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 'ENESEO-IELKE 

WARREN (1-3, 0-1 NUIC West) $0AX  (ARRIS  #OS   *ANSSEN  (ELLER  ,EVERTON  #RUM  (ARWICK   2AMSKOWSKI     ! 0AX     'RENOBLE  /RTMAN  +ENT  Totals: 14 8-11 37. EASTLAND (1-1, 1-0) $ALTON3HANER  $EVIN(ARTMAN   -ARSHALL&INK  3KYLAR0AULSON  "LAKE*ANSSEN  4YELR $AMBMAN  %RIC3CHANEY  6ALDET3EFERI  4YLER-C,AIN   !DAM(ARDY  *ACOB2EUSCHER   *OSH(AYAG  #ALEB-C,AIN   "RIGHTON(AVERLAND Totals: 24 10-11 60. 7ARREN     Â&#x2C6;  %ASTLAND     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7ARREN2AMSKOWSKI %ASTLAND 3HANER 2EUSCHER  at East Dubuque

EAST DUBUQUE 63, WEST CARROLL 40 WEST CARROLL (1-4, 0-1 NUIC West) -ATTHEW$YSON  !NDREW$RABNER   #ALEB"RASHAW  .ICHOLAS 4ELEWICZ     *ORDAN "RACERO     4RAVIS(ARTMAN  4REVOR-ILLER   "RANDON3TURTEVANT  #ODY "RASHAW  4REVOR*ONES  "RANDON"UMPHREY  $EVON(ARTLEY  %VAN'ENGENBACH  4OM7ATSON  "RYAN!LLEN  Totals: 13 8-13 40. EAST DUBUQUE (3-0, 1-0) Duster 0 0-0 0, Glennon 0 2-2 2, Lange     3CHULTING     #0LACE    !RNOLD  !,ANGE  (ILBY  4RANER  7ELD   3CHNEIDER     -4HEILL     Totals: 22 14-25 63. 7EST#ARROLL     Â&#x2C6;  %AST$UBUQUE     Â&#x2C6;  3s n  (ARTLEY  %AST $UBUQUE  !,ANGE (ILBY ,ANGE 

Girls basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf. 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1   0-1

Sterling Ottawa Dixon Geneseo ,A3ALLE 0ERU Streator

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s-ENDOTA 0RINCETON s/REGON 7INNEBAGO

All 7-0 3-2 3-4 2-3   0-7

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s3TERLING 'ENESEO /4 s/TTAWA ,A3ALLE 0ERU s$IXON 3TREATOR

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s,UTHERANAT2OCK&ALLS  s-ENDOTAAT7INNEBAGO  s3TILLMAN6ALLEYAT/REGON  Amboy shootout s"YRONVS'ENESEO 

Three Rivers North 0ROPHETSTOWN !MBOY %RIE 2IVERDALE .EWMAN Morrison &ULTON "UREAU6ALLEY

Conf.           0-2    

All           4-2    

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s%RIE "UREAU6ALLEY s!MBOY -ORRISON s0ROPHETSTOWN .EWMAN s2IVERDALE &ULTON

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results

All   2-3       2-2 3-3 2-2    

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Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s%AST$UBUQUE 7EST#ARROLL s'ALENA &ULTON5NITY s22 3- ,ENA 7INSLOW s%ASTLAND 3TOCKTON s0EARL#ITY 7ARREN Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s7EST#ARROLLAT,ENA 7INSLOW  Amboy shootout Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s ,A-OILLE VS 2OCKFORD *EFFERSON 'IRLS noon s)MMACULATE#ONCEPTIONVS(INCKLEY "IG 2OCK'IRLS  s )MMACULATE #ONCEPTION VS 3OMONAUK "OYS  s"YRONVS'ENESEO'IRLS  s!MBOYVS$IXON'IRLS  s!MBOYVS$IXON"OYS  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boxes at Lancaster Gym, Dixon

DIXON 44, STREATOR 23 STREATOR (0-7, 0-1 NIB-12 West) -ARTIN  0HILLIPS  -ANYPENNY     "LACK     (OLMES     3HARISKY  4REDWAY  4ERRY   -EINERS Totals: 6 11-19 23. DIXON (3-4, 1-0) #OURTNEY 2OGERS     +ATIE 0ROVO    -AGGIE0ROVO  "ROOKE"AILEY   *ADE'LENN  "RITTANI3OHN     "RE 3CHEIDEGGER     #ARLY (ARTLE  4YLER3MITH  +ATIE $EWEY  )SABELLE3HIARAS  Totals: 15 11-27 44. 3TREATOR     n  $IXON     n  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3TREATOR $IXON"AILEY 3MITH  at Musgrove Fieldhouse, Sterling

STERLING 49, GENESEO 47, 2 OT GENESEO (2-3, 0-1 NIB-12 West) &ISHER  7ISE  +EMPHER    $E"ROCK     7ESTERLUND  0-0 0, Vandewiele 0 0-0 0, Piekos 1 2-2  !NDERSON     $IETRICH     $E&AUW  (AMMELMAN  Totals: 20 6-8 47 STERLING (7-0, 1-0) "ROOKE 7ILLIAMS     #AROLYNN (AMMELMAN     'ABBY 3ANDOVAL     +AYLEEN 4ERROCK     (ALIE 2OBINSON     $ENAJHA 0HILLIPS     +AITLYN"AUER  +IARRA(ARRIS   2ASHEL2OBINSON Totals: 21 3-6 49 'ENESEO     Â&#x2C6;  3TERLING     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;'ENESEO0IEKOS 3TERLING3ANDOVAL (ARRIS 

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Bauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layup lifts Sterling over Leafs Duchesses open NIB-12 West play with win over Streator "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

Kaitlyn Bauer hit a layup at the buzzer of the second overtime on Friday night to give the Sterling Golden Warriors a 49-47 win over NIB-12 West rival Geneseo at Musgrove Fieldhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That lob play is always run to Kiarra, but since we had just run it out of the last timeout, Coach Schroeder told me to switch with Kiarra,â&#x20AC;? Bauer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even think about it, I just caught it and shot it ... and when it went in, oh my gosh. My teammates got me open and got me the pass, and I just did it.â&#x20AC;? Sterling points came from four players. Bauer had 10. Kiarra Harris led Sterling (7-0, 1-0) with 20 points. Gabby Sandoval followed with 18 points. Denajha Phillips made a free throw for one point. Jamie DeFauw had 22 points for Geneseo (2-3, 0-1). The score was tied at 39 at the end of regulation. Both teams scored four points in the first extra frame, and looked to be heading to a third overtime before Bauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning bucket. Dixon 44, Streator 23:

The Duchesses outscored the Bulldogs 16-4 in the second quarter to gain control of a NIB-12 West game at Lancaster Gym. Brooke Bailey paced Dixon (3-4, 1-0) with 20 points. Carly Harle added seven points. Morgan Sharisky had nine points for Streator (0-7, 0-1). Galva 40, Bureau Valley 32: The Storm fin-

ished strong in Manlius, but lost a nonconference game to Galva. Nicole Bornsheuer had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Bureau Valley (4-5). Heaven Bennett added six points and 12 rebounds. Curran Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Riley had 14 points for Galva.

Cornerstone 42, Faith C h r i s t i a n 2 8 : Sarah

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Kiarra Harris, Sterling, 20 points Brooke Bailey, Dixon, 20 points Nicole Bornsheuer, "UREAU6ALLEY 12 points, 13 rebounds Skyhawks won at the Lincoln tournament. Jordan Giddings had a team-high 14 points, and she made three 3-pointers. Sheldeen Joseph had 12 points, five steals and five assists for Sauk (8-1). Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball

Aurora JV 109, Sauk Valley 105: Chris Fritsch

and Jacob Fisher each recorded double-doubles, but the Skyhawks struggled on defense and at the free-throw line in a loss at the DuPage Tournament. Fritsch, a Sterling graduate, had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Sauk (4-3). Fisher had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jacoby Posley and Carlos Hendrix each had 17 points for the Skyhawks. Wrestling Byron 47, Erie-Prophetstown 27: Spotting the

Tigers five weight classes proved to be more than the Panthers could make up in a nonconference loss in Byron. Erie-Prophetstown won four of the contested matches, including pins by Josh Wheeler at 138 pounds, Duke Carber at 160, and Noah Eads at 195. Jarod Cole won a 6-2 decision over Brandon Elsbury at 145 pounds for the Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; other win.

Newman swept on road: A depleted Comets

wrestling team was swept at Alleman. The Comets, who did not use any wrestlers that played on last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state championship football team, lost 56-12 to Alleman and 36-17 to Kewanee. The Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lone win in a contested match came from Elias Edmondson, who earned a technical fall over Kewaneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brock Howlett at 138 pounds.

Smith scored 16 points, but the Falcons lost an NICC game in Grand Detour. Katie Cover added six points for Faith (3-2). Abby Hill scored 21 Fulton 36, Rock Falls points for Cornerstone. 35: The Steamers beat Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball the Rockets by a point Sauk Valley 61, Lin- at Tabor Gym. Getting coln 33: Aleena Ham- pins for the Rockets were melman had 10 points, Breu Knox at 126 pounds nine steals, seven assists and Lucas Newburgh at and six rebounds as the 182 pounds.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not how you start Strong finish earns Fultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Germann coach of year award BY LARRY BRENNAN | lbrennan@saukvalley.com |    EXT

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t the beginning of the season, Fulton suffered an ugly loss at Riverdale. Longtime Steamers coach Stacy Germann verbally let her team have it afterward.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was probably our worst game of the season,â&#x20AC;? said Germann, who just completed her 19th season at Fulton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were not even a team that I had seen before. I laid into them pretty hard.â&#x20AC;? The next time Fulton saw Riverdale, the Steamers rolled to victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just what they needed,â&#x20AC;? Germann said. The win over Riverdale came shortly before the Mendota tournament, when Germann finally saw her squad becoming the team she expected all along: the team that went on to go further than any other in the Sauk Valley, reaching the 2A supersectional before being derailed. The Mendota tournament came with about 3 weeks left in the regular season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like a light went on,â&#x20AC;? Germann said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played consistently for the longest amount of time that we could. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all it took for them to see. They were hooked then. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could see it in their eyes. I could see it in their energy. They realized what they could do.â&#x20AC;? Fultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elite Eight finish was far from expected after a bumpy regular season that saw the Steamers finish 11-17-3. They went 7-7 and tied for fourth in the Three Rivers North. The Steamers entered the five-team Riverdale Regional as the No. 3 seed. With four postseason wins, they went from there to one of the final eight teams in the state, despite finishing 15-18-3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all had higher hopes than we were producing at the beginning,â&#x20AC;? Germann said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just had to put the puzzle together. With the addition of a couple underclassmen, it made our puzzle whole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew we had the talent. We just had to get them to gel together, and it was a lot later than we all wanted it to be. But, it was when it counted.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore Camerin Huizenga was added to the roster about seven matches into the season. She seemed to be the missing ingredient, but it was not an overnight fix. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew it would take time,â&#x20AC;? Germann said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You move somebody up new to the scene. You have to change all your

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The Fulton Steamers went from the middle of the pack in the Three Rivers North to an improbable run to the Class 2A supersectional. Guiding the ship was Stacy Germann, the 2013 SVM coach of the year.

Germann file School: Fulton Coaching resume: St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3CHOOL7ASHINGTON EIGHTH GRADE VOLLEYBALL ,ELAND-IDDLE3CHOOL GRADES BASKETBALL TRACKAND VOLLEYBALL  2IVER"END -IDDLE3CHOOL&ULTON EIGHTH GRADE BASKETBALL  &ULTON(IGH 3CHOOL VARSITYVOLLEYBALL  PRESENT High school attended: Clifton Central GRADUATE College: %UREKA#OLLEGE graduate) Family:(USBAND $EREK$AUGHTERS 4EEGAN 2ESSE +ERBYIN January) rotations. After that, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any doubts. I just was doubting when it was going to happen.â&#x20AC;? Germannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first love was basketball while growing up on a farm in Clifton. Volleyball began to â&#x20AC;&#x153;clickâ&#x20AC;? her last few years of high school. She went on to play basketball (2 years) and volleyball (4 years) at Eureka

College, where she met her husband Derek, who is also a coach and teacher in Fulton. She got her first taste of coaching her senior year at Eureka, when she coached eighth-grade volleyball at St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School in Washington. After that, she spent a very busy school year at Leland Middle School, where she coached sixth-, seventh- and eighthgrade basketball, volleyball and track. In basketball and volleyball, that meant coaching three different teams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have one practice at 6 in the morning, then two practices after school,â&#x20AC;? Germann said. A first-grade teacher at River Bend Elementary School in Fulton, Germannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career has turned out just about as planned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always knew I wanted to teach,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My oldest sister [Glenda] went into teaching. I followed her footsteps.â&#x20AC;? Germann has always tried to throw herself into teaching and coaching. That feeling has been amplified since becoming a parent. Germann has three young daughters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were always invested, but since

weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had kids, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, this is our home.â&#x20AC;? Germann has been teaching and coaching long enough that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeing multiple generations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel that old,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still feel like I have that energy. But, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m teaching the children of kids Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve coached. It makes you take a step back and realize how old you are.â&#x20AC;? Like many coaches who are also parents, Germann has had to weigh if coaching is the best thing for her family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were times when my daughters were younger that I thought maybe I needed to get out of coaching,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, the older that my kids have gotten, and I see my older two coming to camps, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to me to stay in it for them.â&#x20AC;? Germann, who said she could be retired from teaching when her youngest, who is soon to be 3, is still in high school, plans to coach her daughters as varsity Steamers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a good bonding time for us,â&#x20AC;? Germann said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That somewhat keeps me going.â&#x20AC;?

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The action had not gone the Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; way. They needed someone to react. Who else was it really going to be than Kiarra Harris? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started out slow, and they came out and beat us,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were just like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh my gosh,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and as a senior, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to end my season losing to Dixon and not getting a title. So we had to push ourselves, hit the ball, and come down with the win.â&#x20AC;? See, the 19 kills she bombarded the Duchesses with that night as Sterling rallied were a big reason sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been named Sauk Valley Mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volleyball player of the year. But that match itself was a microcosm of her contribution to the Warriors. There was the obvious physical effort, the unrelenting will to win ... and there was something else. When the Warriors put away the second set, Harris had rotated to the bench. From her seat, she was the loudest person in the gym, rooting as teammates like Gabby Sandoval and Kaylee Martin made set-clinching plays.

The action Dale Dykeman met Harris as a freshman. At the time, he was the sophomore coach, and she was a tall, athletic freshman

Harris had 326 kills and 140 blocks. She led the Warriors to a secondplace finish in the Northern Illinois Big 12 West â&#x20AC;&#x201C; behind state runner-up LaSalle-Peru â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a regional championship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely different knowing that I had someone to look up to,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell me what to do, how to hit, change my form, and be comfortable with them.â&#x20AC;?

Warriors needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were playing Rock Falls, and one of our younger kids was on the right side, and they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working very hard,â&#x20AC;? Dykeman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not purposefully; they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what motion to make, so they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any movement. She called them on it. She said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Look, if you are playing on the varsity floor, it has to be faster, and it has to better.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I knew that she was ready to take that The reaction leadership role, and hold Loos, Rahn and several kids accountable.â&#x20AC;? others graduated after With freshman Kaylee Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com a successful season last Kiarra Harris had 19 kills in helping the Warriors rally year, leaving the Warriors Martin entering the program with high expectapast the Dixon Duchesses in a semifinal match at the with three seniors tions, and back-row player coming back in Harris, 3A Stillman Valley Regional. Jamy Trancoso, a sophoDarien Bardoner and more, taking on the key with potential with a capi- Dykeman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;SomeBrooke Williams. libero role, it was up to Hartimes, you will see freshtal â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pinned to her shirt. While there was no ris and Bardoner to take Moved up a level, Harris men that know what they doubt that Harris had the young players under should do, but canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t react the physical tools to be made an immediate their wings early in order to impact on a coach who, a fast enough to do it. That the force at the net that year later, would become thought process has to Sterling needed, she knew make the team work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am just an outgoing occur before a reaction. the varsity coach. Her that she would have to be height made her a natural Her reaction was the right more of a vocal leader for person,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to make anyone for volleyball. Her coordi- move to make. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the team to succeed. feel awkward. Growing what stood out to me.â&#x20AC;? nation set her apart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being the senior, I just up, I already knew Kaylee, Harris moved up to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes, you get tall had to make the freshvarsity her sophomore kids, and they are loose men and sophomores feel so we were already year. She was surrounded comfortable, and play like comfortable. With Jamy, and gangly, that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t by talented, more expeKiarra,â&#x20AC;? Dykeman said. they can play around us,â&#x20AC;? it was just a matter doing everything I could to keep rienced hitters like Jenn â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was fast. Her fastHarris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hard, her head up.â&#x20AC;? twitch muscles are amaz- Rahn and Krista Loos, but it worked.â&#x20AC;? who was the 2012 SVM ing. You see that now. She convinced her The next action player of the year. Some of those blocks at coach of the strides she Harris is going to spend According to Dykeman, had made during a the net. When she lands, the winter playing her she had about 50 kills that summer league game in sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right back up.â&#x20AC;? other love â&#x20AC;&#x201C; basketball. first season. As a junior, But it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the physiEastland. The match Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely be in the runcal ability that just put her with Rahn and Loos still wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going well, and a ahead of her peers. Harris around, she had about freshman on the court for ning for SVMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball player of the year. Sterling was freezing up. also understood the game. 150 kills. Harris made the big She hopes that both â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was able to mentally In her first year as the impact between plays the sports are in her future at Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; main hitter, function in the game,â&#x20AC;?

the collegiate level. Right now, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s received more interest for basketball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to be picky or selfish on where I go,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stay close to home for the first couple years. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to play both sports, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what happens.â&#x20AC;? Taking on a leadership role wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only added pressure of the season. She had to get used to college recruiters watching in the stands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was younger, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay any attention to them because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they were there for me anyways,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot different when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the senior, and they are looking at you. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something no one ever really tells you about.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unsure of her career plans. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looked into physical therapy, but also has an interest in criminal justice and becoming a cop. There also might a spot on the sideline in her future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to become a coach,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Probably basketball, because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been around my whole life. I just love working with people.â&#x20AC;? While sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not positive about her future now, look out. When she does figure it out, expect her to react by attacking it like a set hanging in the air â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll kill it.


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In yesterday’s deal, declarer had to take three club finesses with Q-9-3 opposite A-J-10-2. This required running the nine, the lower “high” card, first, so that he could repeat the finesse two more times without needing an extra entry. I thought that was standard technique – until I saw this deal. South gets to five clubs. West leads the spade king. How should South approach the play? North might have bid one no-trump, but two clubs was preferable. If South had interest in three no-trump, he could have cue-bid in spades. Also, if South had something like queen-doubleton of spades, he ought to have been the no-trump declarer, not North.

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However, the Falcons added three more Johnson touchdown passes and a 26-yard field goal from Tyler Tate before the teams even went into the locker room at halftime. The only other first-half scoring for the Huskies came with two field goals by Mathew Sims â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from 51 and 45 yards out. NIU took the ball to start the second half and drove at will, with the drive ending in a Lynch 8-yard touchdown run. The Falcons added a 52-yard field goal by Tate, which tied a MAC Championship record, and the game was effectively put out of reach on a 6-yard shovel pass from Johnson to running back Travis Greene early in the fourth quarter. A Greene 16-yard score all but ended the game. Lynch would score on a 2-yard run with 14

seconds left. Greeneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first score came off of a rare turnover by Lynch. Facing a secondand-13 from NIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own 31, he had Tommylee Lewis down the sideline, but underthrew him, and the pass was picked off by Aaron Foster. Lynch, who had not thrown an interception since NIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win against Central Michigan on Oct. 19, had two interceptions Friday. Bowling Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win gave the Falcons their first MAC championship since 1992. NIU will have some regrouping to do. The Huskies will find out which bowl theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re heading to by Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One game doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t define a season in any way, shape or form,â&#x20AC;? NIU head coach Rod Carey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to let it. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got another game yet, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where that is yet, but we do have another game. Still a lot to play for.â&#x20AC;?

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Prescott opens local gun shop BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

ROCK FALLS – Jim Prescott is not exactly a newcomer to the local business scene. He has been affiliated with Prescott’s TV and Appliance in Sterling, and Prescott’s Satellite Systems in Rock Falls for many years. Prescott has now taken aim

at the gun business with 626Guns, a shop opened 6 weeks ago at 1114 First Ave. in Rock Falls. Prescott said he has always had a strong interest in guns, and has participated in competitive shooting for more than 20 years. He says that the passage of the concealed-carry law in Illinois definitely was a factor

in the timing of his decision to open the shop. He has an associate at the shop who is a concealed-carry instructor, but permitting is not part of his business. Prescott and his son Austin are the only full-time employees at this time. There are two part-time sales associates. 626-Guns has extended holiday hours through Dec. 30.

The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. After the holidays, hours will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday hours are not yet set in stone. Depending on store traffic, hours could be extended on Fridays.

Dixon native on groundbreaking team DIXON – Chris Thompson of Denver, a former Dixon resident, is part of a team working on new state-of-the art neurosurgical technology that is being used to treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. GUN CONTINUED ON C8

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The baby timeline Dear Dave, I’m in the military, and my wife and I have $13,000 in the bank along with $35,000 in a Roth IRA. We also have no debt, and we put $3,500 into our savings account each month. Our new baby is due to arrive in January, so do you think this would be a good time to buy our first home? – Tom

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Larry Gerlach, who works at Birkey’s Equipment in Prophetstown, has been collecting International Harvester tractors since the 1960s. Gerlach, 72, has roughly two dozen of the tractors in his garage in Yorkville.

Yorkville man has nearly 24 IH tractors BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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riving west into Yorkville on state Route 92, you’ll see a tan-and-brown building with a “Gerlach” sign above the big garage door. Behind that door sit 20 International Harvester tractors and one John Deere. In all, 72-year-old Larry Gerlach estimates he has two dozen IH tractors, some as old as his 1939 M. He collects and restores them and sometimes lines them up along the highway. He even describes himself as an “IH boy.” “Probably about 25 years ago I decided I wanted to maybe just save some up

Larry Gerlach’s IH tractor collection has been featured by Max Armstrong on RFD-TV. Gerlach has been loyal to IH tractors going back to 1962, when he started working for Bingers and Allen, which today is Birkey’s Equipment, in Prophetstown. and restore them,” he said. “I just kind of got into it, and I stayed with it.” He finds tractors by looking through newspapers,

websites like www.TractorHouse.com, and just by talking with friends, family and farmers. Among his IH tractors is a

1953 Super M, a 1947 M, and both a restored and a yet-tobe restored Farmall Cub. IH CONTINUED ON C8

Dear Tom, Based on the market alone, it’s a great time to buy a house. Interest rates are fantastic, and prices are recovering but still buyer-friendly. However, considering your wife’s delivery date and the fact that it takes a while to find and complete the process of buying a home, I think I’d wait on this. Moving is stressful enough under normal circumstances, but combining that with a pregnancy could shoot your wife’s stress levels into the stratosphere. I really don’t think you want to do that to her. And speaking as an old married guy, it’s something you don’t want to experience, either. Another thing to consider is if there’s a good chance you’ll be reassigned in the next 4 or 5 years. We work with the military a lot, and that means we see people who buy, and get stuck with, homes all over the country. These places usually become rental homes because they don’t sell quickly. And this is a situation you want to avoid because being a longdistance landlord is a real pain. If everything falls into place, you could easily have enough set aside for a big down payment a few months after the baby arrives. At that point, things will feel a little more settled. RAMSEY CONTINUED ON C8

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Amanda Pankhurst has been named the November Student of the Month at Amboy High School. She is a freelance, student, amateur photographer.

Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Student of the Month Amanda Pankhurst, 17, is Amboy High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Marshall Pankhurst. Her brother is Josh Pankhurst, 19, and her sister is Katelynn Pankhurst, 14.

unexpected moments and seeing the reactions of clients. Nothing makes my job more enjoyable than to witness a father and son hugging it out on the football field.

Biggest fear: Drowning or getting burned alive. Least favorite class: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really not a fan of anything involving mathematics.

between Lorde and Morgan Freeman. Lorde and I have really curly hair, and Mr. Freeman has a very generous personality.

What makes your blood Personal trivia: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a boil? When people chew challenge for me to prowith their mouth open. nounce â&#x20AC;&#x153;cinnamonâ&#x20AC;? and Favorite class: My Whiâ&#x20AC;&#x153;isosceles.â&#x20AC;? teside Area Career Center What kind of music classes are definitely makes your skin crawl? Dream job: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be my favorite. I love being Screamo and Heavy awesome to work as able to constantly meet Metal. Adam Elmakias. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an new people from other amazing photographer schools and share that Haunts: La Fiesta in who travels the world inseparable bond with my Sublette is my favorite photographing popular fellow classmates in digiFavorite singer or musi- place. Taco Tuesday is bands during live pertal media arts. Plus, Mr. cal group: OneRepublic, practically a weekly holi- formances and for magMennie is hilarious. Imagine Dragons, and day. azine publications. Fall Out Boy. Top teacher: Mrs. Amie Survival guide: Set Trading places: JuliWiseman. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of Favorite actors: Changoals and work hard to anne Hough. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gorthe funniest and downning Tatum and Denzel achieve them. Make edu- geous, talented, and an to-earth people I know. Washington. cation your top priority overall awesome perand figure the rest out as son. Extracurricular: I am Favorite movie/TV you go. involved in Yearbook, show: My favorite movie Trading spaces: I Student Council, and is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grease,â&#x20AC;? and favorite Useless knowledge: would love to go to Lontrack. I photograph sports TV show is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glee.â&#x20AC;? How to ford a river on the don. British accents are and activities for various Oregon Trail and systems wonderful. local schools. Hobbies: Photography, of equations. Photoshop, hanging out Read this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great After graduation: I am with friends, and shopIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the dictionary Gatsbyâ&#x20AC;?... Thanks, Ms. planning on attending ping. next to: Involved. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Scriven. either Columbia College always doing something in Chicago or Full Sail Favorite game or outto help another person, Shout out: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to University in Winter Park, door activity: Football, club, or activity out; even thank everyone in my Fla., to study graphic softball, and soccer. if that means staying up community, my school, design. until 3 a.m. to finish a my family, and my Favorite food: Chicken project for a club Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not extended connections Paycheck: I freelance parmigiana. a part of. at other schools. You as a student, amateur and your guysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; support photographer. I love Favorite pet: Oreo, the Secret twin: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say is amazing and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t capturing memories at cat. that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a mixture thank everyone enough. BFF: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to say that my best friend is actually my sister, Kate. She has the greatest personality of anyone I know and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly impossible to fight with her. She certainly knows how to brighten anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day.

FIELD TRIP TO PRINCETON

Brad Currens of Stillman Bank recently presented Zach Hall, Oregon High School November Senior of Distinction, with a gift certificate. Hall leads the tenor section of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honors choir. He also attends extra rehearsals. Photo submitted by Heather Walden.

Food, music, annual lock-in at Teen Turf AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An all-youcan-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at Teen Turf, 235 W. Main St. The cost will be $5 for those 12 and older and $3 for children younger than 12. Christmas gift items will be sold, ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Free wrapping provided. Musician Gina Venier will perform a concert from 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 26 for anyone in ninth grade and older. Teen Turfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual lockin will be from 7 p.m. Jan. 3 to 7 a.m. Jan. 4. Activities will be scheduled throughout the night. No blankets or pillows are needed. A fun night and dance was Nov. 22, with Joel Brown winning the limbo contest. Sarahjo Hindricks won second place.

Chaperones were Rich Geiger, Marlene Greskiwcz, Larry Piper, Adam Welch, Tim Dewale, Leeniece Rumoro, disk jockey Cassie Jibben, and her helper, Sophie Hubbell. The next fun night and dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20 for students in fifth grade and older. The cost is $4. Free tickets will be available for door prizes, which will be drawn throughout the night. Foosball, pool, and other games will be played, and refreshments will be sold. No one can leave Teen Turf during the dance unless a parent signs them out. Plans for the future include a chili and soup supper Feb. 1 and a drawdown May 10. Call 815-857-4800 for more information.

OPTIMIST OF THE MONTH

Eighth grade student Akira Tanton was named the Wayne Gann Optimist of the Month for October at Challand Middle School in Sterling. She is the granddaughter of Leah and Richard Tanton of Sterling. Tanton received a $50 and also designated $50 to Twin Cities PADS. Taking part in the presentation are (from left) Sam Meier, Sterling Optimist Club president; Tanton; and Myles Newberry, director of Twin Cities PADS. Photo submitted by Meier.

BUSY STUDENTS AT PRESCHOOL

Thirty-five students were nominated for a Nov. 22 field trip through Bureau Valley High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Renaissance Program. They went to Crown Lanes, out to lunch and to the Apollo Theater in Princeton. The students are Sam Stocking, Marissa Lewis, Trevor Lee, Kylee Green, Kaitlyn Ptasnik, Kelsey Kaiser, Sarah Berger, Jeremiah Blackert, Glenda Valle, Alivia Schiedel, Nick Nord, Lacey DeVenny, Ashley Heidenreich , Daniel Trone, Chelsea Higgins, Liz Pleshko, Alex Elmore, Jay Norden, David Miller, Riza Mirtoski, Janelle Norden, Rachel MacNaughton, Lenny Winrich, Abbey Walters, Justin Buckman, Ryan Taylor, Ethan Frank, Mark Bauer, Bailey Stone, April Eastwood, Sean Shepard, Jake Rhodes, Charlie Lotspeich, Lexie Jacobs, and Lea Stetson. Renaissance Executive Council members, Rachel Brummel, Justin Fisher, and Jenna Hansen, went along. Photo submitted by Tori Boyle.

A new class this year, Fun Project Days, at Polo Community Preschool had Messy Days in November. Students made and touched elephant toothpaste and walked through rice, shaving cream, and bananas. Regular classes and this one meet at Faith United Methodist Church. Call Ginger Morhardt at 815946-3173 for information. Photo submitted by Katie Chesnut.


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MILLEDGEVILLE SPORTS AWARDS

Milledgeville High School football players were recognized Nov. 12 during the school’s fall sports award program. Players and their honors are (from left) Daniel Walker, Lyle Nesemeier Memorial Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Hustle, and Special Teams; Kameron DawTyne, Missile Pride; Anthony Rizzo, Dennis Giese Memorial Lineman of the Year; Jordan Harris, Alan Wolf Memorial Outstanding Junior; and Troy Litwiller, Most Improved. Photos submitted by Jody Mertz.

Volleyball award recipients are (from left) Emily Geison, Offensive Player of the Year; Haley McAuliffe, Most Valuable Player; Michelle Grevengoed, Hustle; Deidre Ewers, Most Improved; Taylor Grenoble, Best Defensive Player; Cecilia Ottens, Team Spirit; and Taniya Ritenour, Erin Lowe Memorial Outstanding Sophomore.

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

COLOMA TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT

Josie and Imre Almassy of Dixon recently decorated their home for Christmas with a tree, ornaments, and other items. Photo submitted by Josie Almassy.

The Cooler softball team took first place with a record of 7-0 in the Coloma Township Park District’s Men’s Fall Slowpitch Softball League in Rock Falls. The team members are (front row, from left) Rob Minor, Brennan Coward, Tristan Hunsberger, Greg Brown, and Daniel Herrera; and (back row) Devin Schultz, Dave Peugh, Marquise Cody, Phil Peugh, Dave Schultz, Richie Herrera, and Jose Rodriquez. Not pictured is Dan Minor. Photos submitted by Joan Fritz.

TROUBLE’S BREWING

An approaching storm threatens golfers Nov. 17 at Emerald Hill Golf and Learning, near Sterling. Photo submitted by Jeannie Sullivan of Sterling.

The XTreme Realty softball team took home third place in the Coloma Township Park District’s Men’s Fall Slowpitch Softball League in Rock Falls, with a record of 4-3. Team members are (front row, from left) Casey McCallister, Alberto Garcia, Joey McCallister, Ryan Wade, and Colin Hans; and (back row) LJ Pritchard, Eric DeBoer, Ryan Raab, Zach Jensen, and Jeremy Livingston. Not pictured are Aaron Bellows, Andrew Rexman.

STORMING WEATHER

Dave Tackett of Sterling caught rays of sunlight streaming through storm clouds Nov. 17 above the Rock River near Sterling and Rock Falls.

The Chesty P’s softball team was the second-place winner of the Coloma Township Park District’s Men’s Fall Slowpitch Softball League in Rock Falls, with a 5-2 record. Team members are (front row, from left) Tom Humphrey, Ryan Carlson, Matt Clark, and Kurt Duden; and (back row) Danny Medina, Mitch Giddings, Joe Starbuck, and Dan Moore. Not pictured are Tony Joe White and Rex Hudler.

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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Illinois Music Educators Association festival performers from Morrison include (front row, from left) Allison Houldson, Joy Sipes, Chloe Stingley, Megan Emerson, Cassie Osborn, and Zach Osborn; (middle row) Morgan Stuhlman, Dallas Wagenecht, Kaleb McCoy, Colleen Elfline, and Eryn Young; and (back row) Morgan McCulloh, Kurtis Klimson, and Kyle McCoy. Not pictured are Grant Abell and Ashley Hagerman. Photo submitted by David Bean.

Students perform with District 8 Festival choices Alyssa Leary of Mount Morris won this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas on the Village Square coloring contest in Mount Morris. She received a large, filled stocking courtesy of Main Street Bistro, and was the Christmas angel during the lighting of the Christmas tree on the village square. Photo submitted by Amy Sikyta.

Volunteers to count eagles APPLE RIVER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eagle Nature Foundation will host the 54th annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count Jan. 25. Volunteers are needed. This count will be done throughout the Midwest from northern Minnesota to Louisiana. In case of bed weather, the count will continue Jan. 26. Some counters start

the day by counting the eagles as the birds fly out of their nighttime roosts while it is still dark. In the past, the eagles have been counted from cars, boats, and airplanes. It is anticipated that 90 percent of the birds will be counted by 11 a.m. Terrence Ingram of Apple River, president of

the foundation, has been the count coordinator for 30 years. Anyone interested in helping with the count should contact Ingram at 300 E. Hickory St. or call 815-594-2306 to get the necessary count forms and to receive an area assignment. The deadline to volunteer is Jan. 25.

Morrison Institute of Technology students stopped for a photo during their recent visit to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Those part of the tour are (from left) Dick Klawiter, UW professor and former industrial studies department chairman; MIT students Brody Beard, Tyler Hyde, Evan Jamison, Cody Sinderman, Trevor Thompson, and AJ Varakat; and Jim Prombo, MIT career placement coordinator. Photo submitted by Daniel J. Wackerhauser.

MIT group goes into Wisconsin MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Students from Morrison Institute of Technology recently took part in the ninth consecutive visit by MIT students to the University of Wisconsin at Platteville. The six students were Brody Beard, Tyler Hyde, Evan Jamison, Cody Sin-

derman, Trevor Thompson, and AJ Varakat. They took part in an orientation, toured the campus, and met with former MIT students now enrolled at the university. The MIT alumni were Tyler Gould of Rock Falls, a senior civil engineer-

MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fifteen Morrison students sang and played instruments at the Illinois Music Educators Association District 8 Festival Nov. 16. The junior high and high school students rehearsed with hundreds of students from 85 northwestern Illinois schools to perform two concerts of choral and instrumental music at DeKalb High School. The senior band included Eryn Young, clarinet; and Colleen Elfline, alto saxophone. The senior chorus

included Kurtis Klimson, Kyle McCoy, and Morgan McCulloh. In the junior band were Kaleb McCoy and Morgan Stuhlmann, both clarinet; Grant Abell, trumpet; and Dallas Wagenecht, euphonium. Allison Houldson and Zachariah Osborn were in the junior mixed chorus. Among the junior treble chorus members were Joy Sipes, Cassie Osborn, Chloe Stingley, and Megan Emerson. Nearly 2,000 students auditioned for these five

ensembles and approximately 700 were selected. In addition, Elfline played the second alto saxophone and Ashley Hagerman and played vibraphone in the senior jazz band at the ILMEA District 8 Jazz Festival Nov. 9 at Rochelle Township High School. ILMEA provides festivals in nine regions. More than 1,2000 students took part this year. District 8 includes more than 100 schools in Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, and Ogle counties.

OPEN HOUSE IN LEAF RIVER

Visitors will be able to take tours Sunday at the 140-year-old home of Sandy Simms in Leaf River. Country Christmas Open House will be from 2 to 8 p.m. at 210 Main St. Christmas items will be on display as will antiques and collectibles. The open house is sponsored by the Leaf River Historical Society and Museum, which will receive any donations made during the event. Photo submitted by Linda Schreiber.

QUARTER HONORS

ing major; Nick Hodge of Sterling, an electrical engineering major; and Patrick Sutton of Dixon, a senior business construction management major. The tour was hosted by UW-Plattevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industrial studies department.

HELPING KIDS WORLDWIDE Oregon High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Students of the Quarter gathered Nov. 19 at an awards breakfast. Maverik Good was the overall winner for the first quarter. The winners are (front row, from left) Dillon Jeter, Sarah Harris, Kristen VandeSand, Sommer Rhea, Olivia Gorzny, Good, and Daniel Welle; and (back row) Matthew Slouka, Matthew Myers, Paul Reckamp, Corey Grady, Sukdeep Gill, Josh Drew, and Jacob Diehl. Not pictured are Brett Wilkinson, Elaine Schmidt, and Kaitlin Oltmans. Photos submitted by Heather Walden.

Students in second grade at Amboy Central School collected donations for Operation Christmas Child and Samaritanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Purse. Toys, candy, crayons, toothbrushes, and other items were placed in 12 shoeboxes, to be sent to children from 5 to 9 years of age around the world. Photo submitted by Emily Kastner.

Jessica Gibler received the Support Staff of the Quarter award and Jesse Clim was named Teacher of the Quarter.


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are Wendy Doyle and Shaun Doyle, both of Rock Falls. Maternal great-grandparents are Neil Partridge and Gyneth Partridge, both of Rock Falls. Paternal great-grandmother is Susan DeVries of Rock Falls.

Sarah Nerad of Dixon is the mother of a son born at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 9, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Declan Holt Nerad weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and was 21.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Milan and Sharon Peyson Sue Dirks Nerad of Freeport Maternal great-grandMeagan and Bart Dirks of mother is Mary Ann Lang of Morrison are the parents of Freeport. a daughter born at 1:14 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at CGH MedIsabella Jane Hotto ical Center in Sterling. Peyson Sue Dirks weighed Mary Williams and Austin 9 pounds, 1 ounce at birth Hotto of Rock Falls are the and was 22 inches in length. parents of a daughter born Maternal grandparents at 8:16 a.m. Nov. 25, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in are Russ and Kay Francis and Chuck and Dawn GorSterling. Isabella Jane Hotto man, all of Lyndon. Paternal grandparents are weighed 7 pounds, 5 ouncGary and Linda Dirks of es at birth and was 19.5 Prophetstown. inches in length. She is welcomed by Bent- Maternal great-grandparents are Bob and Bonnie ley Hotto, 1. Maternal grandparents Hill and Pat Francis, all of are Melissa Williams and Lyndon. Paternal great-grandparDavid Williams, both of ents are Don and Leona Rock Falls. Dirks of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Robert Hotto of Macomb and Misty Hotto of Havana.

Kennady Lynn Adams Elizabeth and Jason Adams of Dixon are the parents of a daughter born at 8:38 a.m. Nov. 27, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kennady Lynn Adams weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and was 19 inches in length. She is welcomed by Abigail, 4. Maternal grandparents are Malvina Levan and William Levan, both of Amboy. Paternal grandparents are Betty Adams and Jerry Adams, both of Rock Falls. Maternal great-grandfather is Walter Hobbs of Amboy.

Audrey Olivia Diehl Tasha Morton and Jamie Diehl of Sterling are the parents of a daughter born at 2:38 p.m. Nov. 25, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Audrey Olivia Diehl weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. She is welcomed by Alyssa, 16, Lonnie, 13, Haylie, 12, Kilee, 11, and Ashley, 9.

Kylen Neil DeVries Kelsey Partridge and Kiley DeVries of Rock Falls are the parents of a son born at 7:32 a.m. Nov. 22, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kylen Neil DeVries weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed by Kamryn ReneĂŠ Partridge, 4, and Kaysen Jacob DeVries, 1. Maternal grandparents are Krystal Partridge and Alan Partridge, both of Rock Falls. Paternal grandparents

man weighed 7 pounds at birth and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Esther Countryman and Randy Countryman, both of Compton. Maternal great-grandmother is Karen Hodge of Elgin.

Kyleigh Milly-Anne Galvan

Christy Beightol of Dixon and Jesse Galvan of Sterling are the parents of a daughter born at 8:49 a.m. Nov. 17, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Kyleigh Milly-Anne Galvan weighed 6 pounds at birth and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Paula and Carl Beightol of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Terri Galvan of Sterling. Maternal great-grandmother is Milly Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rorke of Dixon. Paternal great-grandparents are MaryJane and Ron Knox of Rock Falls and Melinda Gunert of SterMyka Patricia ling. Jude Oliver Paternal great-greatAlex and Ben Oliver of grandmother is Zilma NusDixon are the parents of baum of Sterling. a daughter born at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 13, 2013, at KSB Jackson Blaize Hospital in Dixon. Gadow Myka Patricia Jude Oliver weighed 6 pounds, 5 ouncChiffon and Shawn es at birth and was 19.5 Gadow of Oregon are the inches in length. parents of a son born at She is welcomed by 12:31 a.m. Nov. 17, 2013, at Declan Oliver, 2. KSB Hospital in Dixon. Maternal grandparents Jackson Blaize Gadow are Greg and Judy Grubb weighed 7 pounds, 14 and Fred Hofmann, all of ounces at birth and was 21 Dixon. inches in length. Paternal grandparents He is welcomed by Callan are Tim and Patty Oliver of James Gadow, 1. Dixon. Maternal grandparents Maternal great-grand- are Deborah McCarty and mother is Gerry Cordell of Oscar Hernandez. Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Paternal great-grand- Mary and Joseph Santiago mother is Lu Burke of of Argyle, Wis., and Ronald Dixon. Gadow of Madison, Wis. Paternal great-grandparents are Margaret and Justice Kay Lance Donald Gadow of BrodFelicia Ballard and Greg head, Wis. Lance of Dixon are the parents of a daughter born at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 5, 2013, at Lydia Marie Oliver KSB Hospital in Dixon. Bobbe and Peter Oliver of J u s t i c e K a y L a n c e Byron are the parents of a weighed 5 pounds, 13 daughter born at 4:17 p.m. ounces at birth and was 18 Nov. 19, 2013, at KSB Hosinches in length. pital in Dixon. She is welcomed by Isacc Lydia Marie Oliver Lance, 6, and Hope Lance, weighed 7 pounds, 11 4. ounces at birth and was 20 Maternal grandparents inches in length. are Donna Ballard and She is welcomed by John Ballard Jr., both of Aubin Oliver, 4, and Eliza Dixon. Oliver, 2. Paternal grandmother is Maternal grandparents Jenny Lance of Dixon. are Bille Branscum and Maternal great-grandfa- Bob Branscum, both of thers are Donald Troxell of Dixon. Dixon and John Ballard Sr. Paternal grandparents of Sterling. are Tim Oliver and Patty Paternal great-grandpar- Oliver, both of Dixon. ents are Kathy and Bruce Paternal great-grandMiller of Dixon. mother is Lu Burke of Dixon.

Cameron Tate Countryman Alicia Countryman of Dixon is the mother of a son born at 11:34 p.m. Nov. 9, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Cameron Tate Country-

Timothy Henry Fagan Jr. Gabrielle Lugo and Timothy Fagan Sr. of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 3:38 p.m. Nov. 19, 2013, at CGH Medical

Center in Sterling. Timothy Henry Fagan Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce at birth and was 20 inches in length. He is welcomed by Jailyn Fagan, 3, and Jessie Fagan, 1. Maternal grandparents are Barbara Evans of Rock Falls and Joe Lugo Sr. of Sterling.

Aariah Armani Hollamon Mariah Davis of Dixon and Aaron Hollamon of Detroit are the parents of a daughter born at 1:03 p.m. Nov. 18, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Aariah Armani Hollamon weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. She is welcomed by Zaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kariana Hollamon, 1. Maternal grandmother is Kendra Ross of Dixon. Maternal great-grandmother is Georgia Kallas of Dixon.

Summer Marie Nantz Rebecca and Jeremiah Nantz of Amboy are the parents of a daughter born at 1:32 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Summer Marie Nantz weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jay Bulfer and Vicky Bulfer, both of Amboy. Paternal grandparents are Linda Kurtz and Robert Kurtz, both of Mendota. Maternal great-grandparents are Lenny Anderson and Gloria Anderson, both of Amboy.

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Thank you for support of bowling group JODELL CRUZ Sterling

The Sterling USBC Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowling Association would like to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;? to everyone who attended, and those who participated in, our first holiday bazaar held at the Moose Family Center. The vendors participating were Avon, Deb Lathrop; Mary Kay, Bev Jackson; Scentsy and Tastefully Simple, Stephanie Olivas; 31

Thank Goodness policy Sauk Valley Media accepts letters to the editor (300 words or LESS FROMNONPROFITAND volunteer groups who want to thank the community for its support. ,ETTERSMAYBE emailed to letters@ saukvalley.com or sent to Sauk Valley Media, %,INCOLNWAY 0/"OX 3TERLING ), Bags, Barb Harms; and Origami Owl Custom Jewelry, Danielle Simpson.

Snow rules in effect in Oregon OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Property owners in Oregon are being reminded of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snow removal ordinance for sidewalks in the commercial district. The ordinance applies to owners of property adjacent to sidewalks of all public parking lots, and the following streets: Jefferson between Third and Sixth; Washington between First and Third; Franklin between Third and Sixth; Mon-

roe between Third and Fourth; and Third, Fourth, and Fifth between Jefferson and Franklin. Owners must remove snowfall accumulation from the building face to curbside by 10 a.m. and again by 5 p.m. on the day the snow accumulates. The owners also are responsible for preventing and removing ice buildup. Snow can be deposited at the curbside only in the listed areas.

CHICAGO BEARS RECOGNITION

Annabelle Denice Cox Samantha Ray and Christopher Cox of Mount Carroll are the parents of a daughter born at 11:58 a.m. Nov. 23, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Annabelle Denice Cox weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces at birth and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Brian Ray and Carla Edfors, both of Clinton, Iowa. Paternal grandparents are Laura Cox of Savanna and Franklin Cox of Clinton, Iowa. Maternal great-grandparents are Deb Edfors and Ron Edfors, both of Savanna. Paternal great-grandmother is Linda Cox of Clinton, Iowa.

Information sought The birth announcements for Izack Ivan Newton Langley, Kempton John Kutz, Janessa Alexis Ortiz, Luciano Armani Lapetina, and Johan Cayetano cannot be printed without additional information. The editorial department has been unable to reach the submitters. If those who submitted them could call 800-798-4085, ext. 501, it would be appreciated.

Howard â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? Mantsch, 92, Marine Corps first sergeant retired, was recognized Nov. 10 at the end of the third quarter of the Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions football game at Soldier Field in Chicago. Mantsch graduated in 1940 from Dixon High School, and enlisted in 1941. He served during World War II as part of the 3rd Marine Amphibious Corps, which was active in the Pacific theater, including the Solomon Islands campaign; the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign; and the Battle of Okinawa. His dream was to play for the Bears. Photo submitted by Cindy Mantsch.

Memorial program Sunday OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Compassionate Friends of Lee/ Ogle Area support group will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church, 200 S. Fourth St., as part of a worldwide candlelighting ceremony to honor children.

The program is for families who have experienced the death of a child from any age, or any cause. Anyone who supports members is welcomed. Call Cherie Parker at 815-441-3710 for more information.

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Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 1 to 2:30 PM 3AVE ! ,OT &IRST!VE Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., OPEN &IRST0RESBYTERIAN#HURCH #ALVIN2OAD 2OCHELLE Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., open, Rochelle #OMMUNITY(OSPITAL .3ECond St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; 11 a.m., open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, "AZAAR!MERICANA 74HIRD St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed; noon, open; 6 p.m., closed, step, 90-92 S. Hennepin !VE $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 AM OPEN (ORIZON6IEW&ARM barn, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, Big "OOK BACKDOOR &IRST!VE Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., CLOSED #HURCHOF3T!NNE  .#HERRY3T -ORRISON Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous PM &IRST#HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH!VE 2OCK &ALLS   $OWNSTAIRS west door.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, "!!BBLEONFOR,IFE0RISON'ROUP    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Spanish, St. Patrick #ATHOLIC#HURCH +ELLY$RIVE Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 PM CLOSED 3EVENTH!VE 7 ,YNDON Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., CLOSED -OUNT-ORRIS3ENIOR #ENTER %&RONT3T Monday Childhood immunization clinic; Women, Infants and Children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by appointment only, 3UITE ,EE#OUNTY(EALTH $EPARTMENT 3'ALENA!VE $IXON    Abuse Changing Team,   Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., open, Methodist church, 402 First !VE &ORRESTON Veterans Affairs representative, AM 2OCK2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    Narcotics Anonymous, 10 AM OPEN TH!VE 3TERling. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 10-11

AM /DELL0UBLIC,IBRARY 3 -ADISON3T -ORRISON   9230. American Red Cross blood drive,AMTOPM 0ROPHETSTOWN ,YNDON 4AMPICO 3CHOOL$ISTRICT 'ROVE3T 0ROPHETSTOWN!PPOINTMENTS 800-733-2767. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, CLOSED 3T0AUL,UTHERAN #HURCH 3&IFTH3T /REGON Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, step; 6 p.m., open, 90-92 3(ENNEPIN!VE $IXON Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, sunshine, BACKDOOR &IRST!VE 2OCK Falls. Dixon Rotary Club, noon, lower LEVEL 3T,UKE%PISCOPAL#HURCH 74HIRD3T $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, 3PANISHPM OPEN "AZAAR !MERICANA 74HIRD3T Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous,NOON PM &IRST#HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH!VE 2OCK &ALLS   $OWNSTAIRS west door. Crochet-Knitting Club, 12:30 PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY3ENIOR #ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TERling. Coping with Holiday Stress,  PM (UB#ITY3ENIOR #ENTER #HERRY!VE 2OCHELLE    Senior Information Services, 1

TOPM #ARROLL#OUNTY&AMILY (EALTH#ENTER (EALTHCARE $RIVE -OUNT#ARROLL    Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinics, 2:30-3:30 p.m., #HRISTIAN,IFE2ETIREMENT#ENTER %RD3T .O 3TERLING Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinics, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., 0ARKWAY!PARTMENTS 7 ,E&EVRE2OAD 3TERLING TOPS, 4 p.m. weigh-in, 4:30 PMMEETINGPMWEIGH IN PMMEETING (UB#ITY3ENIOR #ENTER #HERRY!VE 2OCHELLE TOPS Chapter IL 634 meeting, PM 37ALNUT3T &RANKLIN'ROVE Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic,TOPM !RROWWOOD -ARTIN2OAD Rock Falls. TOPS,PM WEIGH IN PM 0OLO#HURCHOFTHE"RETHREN 3#ONGRESS!VE 0OLO  946-3638. Celebrate Recovery, 6 to 8 p.m., 201 W. Market St., Morrison,    Celebrate Recovery, Christcentered Recovery Group, 6-8 PM 2EVIVE#OMMUNITY#HURCH %&RONT3T -OUNT-ORRIS  994-0428. Rock Falls Rotary, 6 p.m., Beelendorfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 200 W. 10th St., Rock Falls. Overeaters Anonymous, 6 PM 2OOM #'(-EDICAL#ENTER %,E&EVRE2OAD 3TERLING

   Rock Falls Optimist Club, 6:30 PM #ANDLELIGHT)NN &IRST !VE 2OCK&ALLS Rock Falls Boy Scout Troop 306, 6:30 to 8 p.m., fellowship HALL (ARVEST4IME"IBLE#HURCH $IXON!VE 2OCK&ALLS Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5418, 7 p.m., VFW Post, 217 First !VE 2OCK&ALLS    Al-Anon, PM #HURCHOF'OD #LAY3T -OUNT#ARROLL Lee County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., second-floor conferENCEROOM +3"(OSPITAL % &IRST3T $IXON Survivors of Suicide Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Second 2EFORMED#HURCH TH!VE &ULTON    Tampico Lions Club, 7 p.m., 'OOD4IMES .-AIN3T 4AMPICO    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step study, New Hope FelLOWSHIP#HURCH STATE2OUTE  +INGS Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Samuel H. Davis Masonic Lodge 96,PM 7 ,INCOLN3T -OUNT-ORRIS    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 PM CLOSED 3T,UKE%PISCOPAL #HURCH 74HIRD3T $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 PM CLOSED &IRST0RESBYTERIAN #HURCH 4HIRD3T 3AVANNA


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Mother slow to address girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excessive weight Dear Abby: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 12 and weigh 204 pounds. I feel really fat and I want to go on a diet, but my mom wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting bad grades in gym class and need your help. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sad Girl in New Hampshire Dear Sad Girl: By recognizing that you have a problem that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deal with on your own, you already have taken an important first step in resolving it. The next is to talk to your gym teacher about this and enlist her aid in convincing your mother to give you the help you need. Childhood obesity is rampant in this country, and all those extra pounds could negatively affect your health â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not only now, but in the

together for more than a year. The problem is my father is very racist. Every $EAR!BBY time I sneak out to go see ISWRITTEN BY!BIGAIL my boyfriend, my father 6AN"UREN wants to know who I am ALSOKNOWN with. I tell him itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;my AS*EANNE friends,â&#x20AC;? but he knows 0HILLIPS4HE COLUMNISPROIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m lying. VIDEDTHROUGH I want to tell him who 5NIVERSAL Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m dating, but I know 5CLICK heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be judgmental and rude if I introduce future. If you have a him to my boyfriend. Any pediatrician, the doctor advice on what to do? may be able to discuss the â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nervous in importance of a healthy the Northeast diet and exercise program for you with your mom. Dear Nervous: At 18 you You will need the help of are too old to be sneaking other adults to make her around. Your father knows understand if she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something is up, and he see that you need help probably suspects the reanow. son youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not being truthful or open, so stop lying. If Dear Abby: I am 18 and he wants to know why you dating someone of a difhavenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t brought the young ferent race. We have been man around, tell him itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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because you know how he would react. And if you decide to make introductions, be sure your boyfriend knows in advance what the reaction will probably be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if he agrees to meet your dad, that is. But I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame him if he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Dear Abby: I ran into an old high school friend a while ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Janâ&#x20AC;? and I are both single moms. We want whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best for our kids. She has no family living here, and she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have many friends. Jan has low self-esteem, high anxiety and, I believe, she mismanages her finances. Her house is extremely unkempt. She calls me in tears often, asking for advice and help. I have tried to help her, but it is becom-

ing overwhelming. I asked my boss for 2 days off over the holidays. Jan called me shortly after and asked me if I can take care of her son on any days I have off over the holidays so he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go to his day care facility. I feel bad and want to help, but I took the time off to spend much-needed time with my family. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have to bring her son to my family festivities. Is this wrong of me? Needless to say, this relationship has added a lot of stress to my life. I tried breaking off the relationship over the summer, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not even sure why it still continues. I feel mean and rude, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only means of support. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trapped in Buffalo

Dear Trapped: It is neither mean nor rude to draw the line when someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neediness is more than you can cope with. It is OK to say no, and you neednâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel guilty about it. It is also OK to advise someone that low-cost counseling is available in most communities if the person appears unstable or unable to cope with life. When you do, tell her that her needs are more than you are able to handle. If you do, you may not need to end the friendship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she may do it for you, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be doing her a favor. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling honored veterans Nov. 10 with a celebration breakfast during the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fellowship hour. An explanation of flag folding was given. Veterans at the church were (sitting, from left) Bob Gomsrud, Merle Wofley, Cliff Miller, and Dale Janssen; and (standing) Mike Zigler, Lee Eilers, Louie Ukenna, Ruben Garcia, Bob Bartel, Jim Gorman, Darryl Wahler, Dick Cox, Gene Strike, and Harold Julifs. Photos taken by John Renner and submitted by Eilers.

Sterling arts group helps to decorate

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PET FOOD TO WASHINGTON

Representatives of Happy Tails Animal Shelter in Rock Falls worked with Whiteside County Animal Control staff to take a van load of pet food to the tornado relief efforts in Washington, Ill. Photo submitted.

Breann Grell recently organized a clean-up day at the church, earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. The church grounds and parsonage were cleaned, and a memorial bench, plaque, and bike rack were installed. Congregation members, Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Key National Honor Society, and Key Club members helped.

Kernels lead to gift certificate The Coloma Township Park District sponsored its 33rd annual turkey give-away contest in November. The winner is Lucy Milne of Rock Falls with her guess of 2,013 kernels of corn. The exact number in the jar was 3,700. She received a $25 gift certificate. Registrations for the winter-spring 2014 recreation programs will begin Thursday, only at the park districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administrative office, 508 E. 11th St. The programs will start the week of Jan. 6. Due to circumstances beyond our control, sessions during this time may have to be postponed or rescheduled and we will make every effort to make up sessions at another time. Programs cancelled by the park district due to insufficient registration will be refunded in full. No refunds will be issued once a program has begun. Refunds may be obtained before the first program meeting.

lation, a $10 service fee will be applied. Refunds will be issued if the can*OAN&RITZIS cellation takes place a THERECREATION SUPERVISOROF minimum of 2 weeks THE#OLOMA before to the sched4OWNSHIP uled date. No rainout 0ARK$ISTRICT refunds will be issued. IN2OCK&ALLS Shelters available for rent are Larson Shelter, Lions Shelter, AAL Shelter, Krug Shelter, and Heide Shelter, all in There is a $2 service Centennial Park; Joshua charge for processing. Park Shelter; Nims Park The park district always Shelter; A.V. Sieglinger is searching for new Memorial Park Shelter; ideas for recreation pro- Kiwanis Park; Logan grams or workshops. Park Shelter; Rotary Resumes or applications Park Shelter; John Bowfor those who would like man Family Memorial to lead or teach a proPark; and Scanlan Shelgram or workshop also ter in Wallingford Park are accepted. Contact (not available April 1 to the park district at ctpAug. 31). d4fun@essex1.com or Shelters and diamonds 815-625-0272, or stop by available are Centennial the office. Park ball diamonds and Shelter rental reserva- Larson Shelter; Wallingtions for the 2014 sumford Park ball diamonds mer season begin Jan. and Scanlan Shelter; 2. There is a charge is and Centennial Park to help cover the cost and Wallingford Park of moving picnic tables ball diamonds without and for cleaning before shelters. and after the gathering. For full details, contact In the event of cancel- the park district.

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West Carroll High School FFA members from Savanna toured Churchill Downs in Kentucky during their November trip to the National FFA Convention. Gathered in front of a statue are (sitting, from left) Jacob Casey, Mallory Comeau, Alysha Adams, Elizabeth Rath, and Natalie Shaw; and (standing)Daniel Hartman, Logan Gengenbach, Anna Badtke, Nate Brehm, Chelsea Wurster and Natalie O’Connor. Photos submitted by Don Mathey.

FFA members tour Churchill Downs SAVANNA – West Carroll High School FFA members attended the 86th National FFA Convention. They are Elizabeth Rath, Mallory Comeau, Anna Badtke, Alysha Adams, Nate Brehm, Chelsea Wurst-

er, Logan Gengenbach, Natalie O’Connor, Jacob Casey, Natalie Shaw, and Daniel Hartman. The theme of the convention, which ran from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky., was “Ignite.” The group traveled with

members from Oregon, AFC, and Orangeville. Wiersema Charter Service provided the bus. Stops included the Indiana Caverns near Corydon, Ind., Maker’s Mark Distillery near Loretto, Ky., and

Churchill Downs in Lexington, Ky. Other chapters on this year’s trip included West Carroll, Oregon, Orangeville and AFC. Wiersema Charter Service provided the charter bus.

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Newly-elected West Carroll FFA Chapter junior officers are (from left) Cameron Ehlers, president; Cassie Johnson, reporter; Bailey Durward, vice president; Contessa Ehlers, secretary; Rachel Dykstra, treasurer; and Brianna Kampmeier, co-sentinel. The students attend West Carroll High School in Savanna. Not pictured is Ashley Hunt, co-sentinal. Photo submitted by Don Mathey.

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Carly Metz combined the West Carroll High School FFA corn plot Oct. 26 in Mount Carroll. The Golden Harvest H9011 4011 variety averaged 175 bushels per acre. Photo submitted by Don Mathey.

Volunteers sought to train farmers in East Africa URBANA – Catholic Relief Services is partnering with the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and four other institutions on a program to conduct a USAID Farmer-toFarmer program. This connects farmers in the U.S. with other farmers in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda for training and technical assistance. “Catholic Relief Services will work with grassroots organizations to identify specific farmers in their East Africa Region to assess their needs,” Rolin Oliver Ferguson, ACES international program coordinator, said.“Our role will be to help locate knowledgeable volunteers who will travel to Africa and provide training.” Ferguson said that the volunteers may be individuals, growers, and producers with specific expertise, Master Gardeners, and U of I Extension personnel. The program proposes to place more than 300 volunteers to conduct assignments over a 5-year period. “We have many tal-

ented people in Illinois and affiliated with the university who might be willing to contribute and provide training in agriculture, food security, or nutrition,” Ferguson said. The volunteers would travel to East Africa with their expenses for 2 to 3 weeks covered by the project. “The program will use the expertise of U.S. Catholics and nonCatholics to help the impoverished communities we serve in this part of Africa,” Bruce White, director for the CRS program, said. White said that this is the first time CRS has been involved in the 28-year-old Farmer-toFarmer program funded by the U.S. government. The other institutions that are involved with the partnership are the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, Foods Resource Bank, National Association of Agricultural Educators, and American AgriWomen. For more information or to learn more about volunteering for the program, contact Ferguson at ofergus@ illinois.edu or 217-3000203.

State announces funding for area wildlife preservation

Students visited with Bill Johnson from Joliet Junior College during the Nov. 14 College Ag Day at Rock River Centerin Oregon. There were 105 students visiting with 11 college and university representatives. The program was coordinated by Melinda Charbonneau, University of Illinois ag literacy coordinator, University of Illinois Extension. Photo submitted by Lisa Valle.

SPRINGFIELD – Grants for wildlife enhancement projects across Illinois recently were awarded by the state Department of Natural Resources. A total of $99,980 for 26 projects was announced. Programs affecting the Sauk Valley include: Two grants to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The first, for $9,529, will be for statewide development and use of a diagnostic test to detect the disease chrysosporium in tim-

ber and Eastern Massasagua rattlesnakes. The second grant, for $1,998, will be for an atlas of the distribution of state fish. Also, $2,000 to the Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District Natural Area, to restore historic nesting grounds for the Blanding’s turtle. And, $1,980 to sample and identify large aquatic invertebrates from seasonal wetlands in Lee and 12 other counties. Call the DNR Division of Natural Heritage at 217-785-8691 for more information.


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Luxury seating, finer dining new trend at movie theaters -#4.EWS3ERVICE

If you plan to see â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hunger Gamesâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hobbitâ&#x20AC;? this holiday season, you might be tempted to bring a blanket and pillow to settle in at a few select movie houses. Some movie theaters have been redesigned to make watching the big screen as attractive as it has become at home, with in-theater dining; expanded drink selections, including alcoholic beverages; and seats that recline almost like beds. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about that guy who is always getting up to go to the bathroom, forcing you to stand up to let him by. Legroom between rows also has been expanded so moviegoers can remain supine. The upgrades are part of a move designed by big theater chains to lure back consumers who have decreased their movie outings, even with the advent of bigger screens, 3-D and IMAX sound, experts say. Escalating ticket prices, concession selections

that havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t improved in more than two decades, and the explosion of 60-inch TVs with surround sound systems in the home have given consumers a viable option to spending $20 at theaters, where they may be greeted by stale popcorn, sticky floors and crying babies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dinner and a movie, which is an American pastime, was becoming dinner or a movie,â&#x20AC;? said Jeremy Welman, chief operating officer of Birmingham, Ala.based Cobb Theatres, which owns theaters in five states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making moviegoing an event again.â&#x20AC;? So instead of settling for hot dogs or nachos with the gooey, questionable cheese sauce, some theaters offer menus with glazed shrimp, pork belly skewers and Tuscan pepperoni flatbread pizzettas. There are premium wines, Long Island iced teas, mojitos and CocaColaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Freestyle fountain machines with their more than 100 flavor combinations.

The theaters also come with service suggestive of restaurant or hotel quality. The changes are a far cry from the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last big upgrade project. A decade ago, theaters spent millions upgrading 3-D capabilities, expanding IMAX screens and adding stadium seats, a new design of chairs and row alignment that dramatically improved visibility. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect the new line of upgraded theaters to become the norm. Tickets are often pricier, some limit times when children can be admitted, and providing more legroom means downsizing the number of available seats, experts said. Patrick Corcoran, a spokesman for the National Association of Theatre Owners, said there is a misconception that there is one theater demographic. Operators across the nation are tailoring their businesses for a host of different moviegoers, from those catering to families to empty-nesters out on date night.

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CD, money market pay similar emergency fund in a certificate of deposit or a money market account? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tiffany

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I know the temptation is great right now to move into a place you can call your own, but you want buying a home to be a blessing, not a curse. Take a little more time, and see how things feel career- and familywise in a few months. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my advice. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dave

Dear Tiffany, Right now, a short-term certificate of deposit (CD) pays about the same as a money market account. The problem is youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only going to make about 1 percent with either one. The good thing about a money market, though, is that there are no early withdrawal fees attached. In my mind, an emergency fund isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there for the purpose of making money. It needs to just sit safe and sound until

Keep emergency fund where? Dear Dave, Is it better to keep your

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needed. It should also be in a program where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easily accessible and there are no stupid fees or penalties for simply using your own money. So, yeah, savings interest rates right now are aggravating. But you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have 3- or 4-percent-homemortgage world without a 1-percent CD world. They kind of go together. Just remember that interest rates arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the end game when it comes to your emergency fund. You want 3 to 6 months of expenses just sitting there, waiting for life to happen. Trust me, it will! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dave

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Gear up and get ready to make some positive alterations to your life this year. Make a move, enroll in courses or participate in any form of education that will give you experience, added skills or a chance to use your talents diversely. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)  6WLFN WR IDFWV DQG Ă&#x20AC;JXUHV %HOLHYH only what you hear personally and can verify. Confusion is likely to strike if you are gullible or embellish. Know your limits and your overhead. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give in to someone who asks for a donation but does not supply \RX ZLWK VXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW GHWDLOV &KDULW\ begins at home, and you must protect your family and assets. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Put a push on to make more money. Sign contracts or make changes that can up your standard of living. Positive change is heading your way. Send out resumes. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Pick and choose what you do. Too much action can lead to injury. A secret may be divulged if you have been

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too trusting and have shared personal information. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can make a difference by altering your lifestyle. Cut corners and lower your overhead. The changes you make will ease your stress. A chance to raise your income is apparent. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Stay focused on what needs to be done. Discipline and hard work will help you get your place in order and your year-end deadlines out of the way. Leave time for family fun. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t share personal information. A problem will arise that can affect your reputation, leaving you in an awkward position. Keep busy working on self-improvement and important relationships.

launched as soon as you can get details and work out arrangements. Fun and games should be your goal. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to make some adjustments at home if you want to avoid chaos and FRPSODLQWV %H VXUH WR JHW DSSURYDO before you take measures that will affect others. /,%5$ 6HSW 2FW   /RRN for a bargain, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy what you cannot afford. Discussions will give you a better idea of how to handle a changing situation you face with a friend, colleague or lover. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Create a warm, inviting atmosphere at home and enjoy. Improve your love life by taking an opportunity to indulge in talks that will bring you closer to someone special.

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Collecting and restoring the tractors is a hobby for Larry Gerlach, who at 72 still works full time.

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It will take him 2 to 3 months of working at night or on weekends to repair and restore the dusty Farmall Cub, which sits among other clean and running tractors. This is something he does as a hobby, after all, so heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in no rush. While his collection has grown during the past 25 years, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far from complete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to get a 450 diesel,â&#x20AC;? Gerlach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or a Super MD, and I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten that yet. I have to look to get that sometime. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find one sometime.â&#x20AC;? Gerlachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father was a John Deere man, but Larry has been loyal to IH tractors going back to 1962, when he started working for Binters and Allen, which today is Birkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Equipment, in Prophetstown. His got his lone John Deere tractor after play-

Gerlachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father was a John Deere man, so he keeps one green one in his collection. But this 1953 Super M is among one of his standout IH possessions. ing a game of poker, but not the way youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think. About 7 years ago, Gerlach said, he was in Nebraska and playing poker with a man who mentioned he was selling a square-axle 1953 John Deere A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My dad had one; maybe I want to try to buy it,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He told me about it, we started playing cards and the next thing I knew I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OK, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll buy her.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

After the agreement, Gerlach still had to get the tractor back to Yorkville. He was heading to a wedding in Des Moines, Iowa, and asked whether they could meet halfway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I drove a truck and trailer out there. We met that morning and loaded it up. He got married, she got married,â&#x20AC;? he said, referring to the bride and groom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we came home with a tractor.â&#x20AC;?

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Thompson is an MRI technologist at the University of Colorado Hospital. The team is using real-time magnetic resonance imaging for implanting deep brain stimulation electrodes as a treatment for the disorders. Thompson was responsible for designing

the imaging protocols for utilizing the MRIspecific medical devices that guide the surgical implant placements. An alumna of Sauk Valley Community College and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Thompson majored in radiological sciences. He also spent time at KSB Hospital in Dixon, where he did his radiological technology clinicals, and Northwestern University

Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he did his CT/MRI clinicals. The UCH team is led by Dr. Steven Ojemann, director of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the hospital. The procedure was pioneered at the University of California, San Francisco, where Ojemann did his residency. Chris is the son of John and Debbie Thompson of Dixon.


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Members of Tampico American Legion Post 574 marked Veterans Day with a service at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 in Reagan Park. Photo taken by Ron Sharp and submitted by Joan Johnson.

Whiteside County Senior Center programs announced STERLING – Seasonal and informational activities have been planned at Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St. A presentation on Help at Home will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Help at Home has been in business for 30 years, assisting with daily living activities, such as per-

sonal care, laundry, light housekeeping, and meal preparation. Call 815-535-0830 for more information. The center’s fourth annual Santa’s Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 14. Breakfast with Santa will be served from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

The cost is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. Pictures with Santa will be $2, and printed onsite. Children will be able to shop with one of Santa’s elves, and have their gifts wrapped by a team of Santa’s helpers. There will be face painting and balloon sculptors.

Several activities planned at Franklin Grove library FRANKLIN GROVE – Holiday programs are scheduled at Franklin Grove Public Library, 112 S. Elm St. The library will be open Friday during the “Christmas in the Grove” Christmas walk. Dave Rudolf will perform a Christmas musical program, and raffles and a book sale will take place. The book club will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. This month’s selection is “An Idiot Girl’s Christmas,” by Laurie Notaro. Copies are available at the circulation desk. The library will be closed Dec. 24, 25, and 31, and Jan. 1. New books include “The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life,” by Richard Paul Evans; “Winners, by Danielle Steel (large print); “Johnny Cash: The Life,”

by Robert Hilburn; “A Nantucket Christmas,” by Nancy Thayer; “Candlelight Christmas,” by Susan Wiggs; “Fifteen Minutes,” by Karen Kingsbury; “Accused,” by Lisa Scottoline; “City of Lies,” by R.J. Ellory; “Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy,” by Eri Hotta; “Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II,” by Wil S. Hylton; “Bellman & Black,” by Diane Setterfield; “Dust,” by Patricia Cornwell; “The First Phone Call From Heaven,” by Mitch Albom; “Dark Watch: Book One of the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy,” by Nora Roberts (large print); “Mirage,” by Clive Cussler; “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects,” by Richard Kurin; “The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon,” by Alexander McCall Smith (large print); “The Rea-

son I Jump,” by Naoki Higashida; “Lies You Wanted to Hear,” by James Whitfield Thomson; “Stella Bain,” by Anita Shreve; “Dam Busters,” by James Holland; “White Fire,” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; “Death of a Nightingale,” by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis; “Just One Evil Act,” by Elizabeth George (large print); “Fortress Rabaul” and “Target: Rabaul,” both by Bruce Gamble; “Takedown Twenty,” by Janet Evanovich; “King and Maxwell,” by David Baldacci; and “Cross My Heart,” by James Patterson. New DVDs are“The Internship,” “The Conjuring, “West of Memphis,” “Parkland,” “Man of Steel,” “Now You See Me,” “Grown Ups 2,” “Turbo,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “My Amityville Horror,” and “Monsters University.”

VCP Home Health Care Inc. will sponsor a wellness event at 10 a.m. Dec. 16. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks will take place. Snacks will be provided. The Whiteside Homecare nurses will sing Christmas carols at 11 a.m. Dec. 18. Those

attending can sing along. Whiteside County Triad Series presentations will be in two sessions Dec. 18. Sterling Police officers will speak at 10 a.m. about scams and frauds. And at 11 a.m., Red Cross representatives will talk about disaster preparedness. A free Medicare class

will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 20. Information provided will help community members who are new to Medicare, and those who want more information to make more informed decisions about Medicare options. Call the center at 815622-9230 to register or for more information.

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Knights of Columbus Council 622 in Sterling recently donated $4,156.79 to Self Help Enterprises. The money was raised during the council’s annual Tootsie Roll drive. Carla Haubrich, executive director of Self Help, received the donation from council members (from left) Jose Donna Sr., Bob Marruffo, and Eric Larson. Photo submitted by Haubrich.

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Library releases new book list DIXON – Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave., has the following books available: Fiction: “The Valley of Amazement,” by Amy Tan; “Sins of the Flesh,” by Colleen McCullough; “Stella Bain,” by Anita Shreve; “White Fire,” by Preston and Child; “Tatiana,” by Martin C. Smith; “The Mourning Hours,” by Paula DeBoard; “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarty; “King and Maxwell,” by David Baldacci; “Cross My Heart,” by James Patterson; “Dust,” by Patricia Cornwell; “Quiet Dell,” by Jayne A. Phillips; “The Spanish Queen,” by Carolly Erickson; “The Maid’s Version,” by Daniel Woodrell; “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion; “The First Phone Call From Heaven,” by Mitch Albom; “The Occupation of Eliza Goode,” by Shelley Mickle; “Hostage,”

by Kay Hooper; and “The Supreme Macaroni Company,” by Adriana Trigiani. Mysteries: “Takedown Twenty,” by Janet Evanovich, and “Jeeves and the Wedding Bells,” by Sebastian Faulks. Christian Fiction: “Plain Peace,” by Beth Wiseman, and “This Scarlet Cord,” by Joan Wolf. Westerns: “Ride the Man Down,” by Bill Brooks, and “The Story of Buckhorn,” by Lauran Paine. Large Print: “Sycamore Row,” by John Grisham; “Winners,” by Danielle Steel; “The Glass Ocean,” by Lori Baker; “Claws of the Cat,” by Susan Spann; “Critical Mass,” by Sara Paretsky; “Tamarack County,” by William K. Krueger; and “Lexicon,” by Max Berry. Christmas Books: “The Dogs of Christmas,” by W. Bruce Cameron;

“Starry Night,” by Debbie Macomber (also in large print); “Annie’s Christmas Wish,” by Barbara Cameron; “The Dawn of Christmas,” by Cindy Woodsmall; “Christmas Bliss,” by Mary Kay Andrews; “Candlelight Christmas,” by Susan Wiggs; “Thomas Kinkade’s Songs of Christmas,” by Katherine Spencer; “Spirit of Steamboat,” by Craig Johnson; “A Christmas Hope,” by Anne Perry; “Taste of Home Christmas 2013;” “Better Homes & Gardens – Celebrate the Season 2013;” and “Better Homes & Gardens – Christmas from the Heart.” The Library Book Group will not meet in December. Go to www.dixonpubliclibrary.org to see the new nonfiction titles. The full list also is at the library.

Dixon Police recently partnered with local agencies to give 24 families Thanksgiving baskets. Each basket contained a turkey and all the ingredients for a traditional holiday meal. Among participating officers were detectives Aaron Simonton and Jessica Garza. Photo submitted by Garza.

Association selling holiday ornaments DIXON – The seventh in a series of hand-blown ornaments can be bought now to help the Alzheimer’s Association Rock River Branch. The 5-inch ornament was created by regional artist Hiram Toraason. The cost is $30, with an

additional $8 charge for shipping. Ornaments are available at the association office, 93 S. Hennepin Ave.; Rockford Bell Credit Union, 4 E. Main St., Mount Morris; Merlin’s Greenhouses and The Other Side, 300 Mix St.,

Oregon; Country Floral, 101 N. Division Ave., Polo; and Golden Key Gifts, 702 W. Fourth St., Sterling. The ornament also is available online at alz. org/illinoiscentral or can be ordered by calling the Rock River office at 815285-1100.


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Several old toy tractors can be seen at the museum. This quilt is available in the gift shop at the Museum of Appalachia. A hog scalding kettle is on display.

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Peters Homestead House at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, Tenn., dates from about 1840.

Everyday artifacts are lovingly preserved in Tennessee Rice Irwin is still alive and living in a retirement facility.) he Museum of Appala“Really, the buildings came as chia in Clinton, Tenn., an afterthought,” she says. “We is the best kind of muse- had all this stuff piled in our um. It hums with warmth and garage growing up. It became humor. Everything has a story. so much that it grew out from the garage to the yard. He put a It’s the right size. It allows tarp on it, but my mom thought wandering. And it surprises. A glass eye! A hog kettle! And little it was hideous and said we were going to get rid of it. Then handmade toys that will touch he started collecting cabins to your heart. get his stuff out of the garage With a collection amassed by and have someplace to store one man, John Rice Irwin, it it.” opened as a museum in 1969 After the museum opened, it and is now a nonprofit and became clear that because of affiliated with the prestigious John Irwin’s little hobby, preSmithsonian Institution. Here, historical cabins, barns, cious artifacts and buildings evocative of fleeting, hard and privy, loom house and blackjoyful mountain life had been smith shop create the feel of a saved from the trash can or 19th-century farm and Appabulldozer. lachian village spread over 65 “People love it once they get acres. There also is a “hall of there and see what we are tryfame” building, my favorite, ing to do,” Meyer says. “No stuffed with amazing things, matter where they come from, each with a story behind it. they appreciate their ancesElaine Irwin Meyer, the tors more, the way they persefounder’s daughter and now vered.” president, says her favorite Here are my favorite parts: object is a crib made by her great-grandfather and used by Mark Twain Family Cabin five generations, including her This small, sturdy log cabin own children. was originally in Possum Trot In fact, the museum was start- in nearby Fentress County. ed, she says, not as a deliberate It was author Mark Twain’s venture but as the outpourparents’ cabin. He was born ing of her schoolteacher dad’s 8 months after the family “hobby gone crazy” – collecting left Tennessee in 1835. Irwin Appalachian artifacts. (John tracked the cabin down after

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If you go The Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, Tenn., is 1 mile off I-75, exit 122, north of Knoxville. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with extended hours some summer weekends. Admission is $18, $15 for military and age 65 and older, $10 ages 13-18; $6 ages 5-12, ages 4 and younger free. (www.museumofappalachia.org, 865-494-7680) “Christmas in Old Appalachia,” held Dec. 1-24, will feature the village decorated not with sparkling lights but with plain pine cone ornaments, cedar, bittersweet, scraps of cloth and apples – the way the mountain people did. years of searching. Gol Cooper’s glass eye Six-year-old Gol Cooper was bending down to tie a shoelace in 1910 when it snapped, flinging the pocket knife in his hand into his left eye. His dad had a glass eye made that he wore the rest of his life. The family donated the eye and pocket knife to the museum after Gol died. Loom House and Privy The privy is a two-holer, fancy

for the turn-of-the-century times. The loom house came from nearby Raccoon Valley. Some homesteads had a separate building for weaving and spinning, although most mountain women did their weaving at home. Lord’s Prayer quilt Dating from about the 1890s and made by “Granny Irwin,” this Victorian crazy quilt was used by the family only at Christmas. The quilt includes depictions of animals and familiar items such as a fiddle, dog, chickens, butterflies. The Lord’s Prayer is embroidered in the center. Egg basket This beautiful egg basket was woven by “old basket maker Maston King,” who lived in a nearby Union County village aptly called Poor Land. The museum is heaven for basket lovers, with many, many examples of locally made and American Indian baskets. Cherokee basket This stunning, huge Cherokee Rivercane Basket is evocative of western North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. Made by either Rowena Bradley or Eva Wolfe (they’re not sure), the cane was dyed with blood root for the light design and butternut root for the dark.

Peters Homestead House Musicians sit on the porch of this cabin that was moved from Lutrell in Union County. It dates from about 1840 and was owned by Nathaniel Peters, then daughter Cordelia. Behind it is the Parkey Blacksmith Shop. The Parkeys were African-American business owners. Hog kettle “Ezra George’s Hog Scalding Kettle,” the sign says. The huge kettle has no date on it, and later generations didn’t know what their earlier relatives had used it for, but they used it to scald hogs outside their home in the Graveston Community near Knoxville. Toy tractor This wooden toy tractor with wheels made of adhesive-tape cans dates from the late 1920s or early 1930s. It and many tiny tools were made by a local man, Luther Clear, for his grandson, Luther Pyle. The sign says, “The Gripping Saga of An Old Man and his Only Grandchild.” Gift Shop / Visitors Center This colorful quilt is part of the crafts for sale at the museum gift shop, where items from local crafters are sold. The building also features an antique shop and small café.


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The village of Mount Morris had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 9 to celebrate the addition of Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on 64 Gift Shop to Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on 64/Oasis Landscaping. Taking part were (from left) Howie Herman with Mount Morris Economic Development and Planning Commission; Jennifer Rosenbalm, the daughter of the owner; Keshon Reed, the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandson; Rob Urish and John Finfrock, both with Economic Development; John Rosenbalm, the owner; Paula Diehl, village clerk; her granddaughter, Maci Roschi; and Dan Elsasser, village president. Photos submitted by Jerry Stauffer.

Loescher Heating & Air Conditioning of Freeport recently donated and installed an 8-by-8 foot walk-in freezer at The Salvation Army of Freeport. Jon Thomas (left) of Loescher HVAC and Envoy John Wilson of The Salvation Army stand in front of the freezer. Loescher Heating & Air Conditioning serves residential and commercial customers throughout the Freeport, Rock Falls, Dixon, Sterling, and Monroe, Wis., areas. Photo submitted.

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Members of Royal Neighbors of America Sterling Chapter 30 donated money and collected food for Sterling Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thanksgiving food basket drive. At the presentation were (from left) John Espinoza, chapter event planner; Sterling Township representatives, Ruth Stanley, trustee; Angie Schneider, financial officer; Frannie Leal, clerk; and Marcy Lawrence, information technology director; Jane Espinoza, chapter president; and Dana Stutzke, township road commissioner; and Matt Howze, township supervisor. Photo submitted by John Espinoza.

Morrison Rotary November Students of the Month are Liz Buckwalter and Daniel Humphrey. Buckwalter, the daughter of Mike and Colleen Buckwalter, has been active in student council, Key Club, B.L.I.N.D. and yearbook. She is part of a local youth group and enjoys dance. She plans to study pre-law at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Humphrey, the son of Kent and Audrey Humphrey is a member of the Scholastic Bowl Team. He helps the Methodist church with fundraisers and enjoys reading and making short films. He plans to attend a local college for 2 years and then apply to film school. Photo submitted by Kathy Schmidt.

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IN BRIEF Free legal help available in Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Attorney Andrew Bollman will provide a complimentary review and draft of powers of attorney for property and health care THROUGH&EBAT7 First St. The service will be for senior citizens and people who can show income that meets federal poverty GUIDELINES#ONTACT"OLLMAN ATBOLLMANLAW ESSEXCOM OR  FORMORE information. Bollman also was elected .OVTOATHIRDTERMAS PRESIDENTOFTHE,EE#OUNTY Board of Health.

Area woman joins food company STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Melinda -C#ARTEROF3TERLINGHAS become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc. Tastefully Simple is a national home taste-testing company featuring easyto-prepare foods and gifts.

Employees shop locally for gifts 4HEST'ATEWAY#REDIT Union staff took some time from their Veterans Day training to shop for those in need this holiday season through the

#AMANCHE#ARING4REE campaign. Thirty-five employees from the credit unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four branches were given a family member and an amount to spend and sent off to local retailers. Items were wrapped at, and distributed from, the #AMANCHE )OWA BRANCH The credit union also has a branch in Fulton.

Township board elects new trustee STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ruth Stanley, Sterling Township trustee, was elected to the Township Officials of Illinois Board of Directors Ruth during the Stanley associaTIONSTH annual educational conFERENCE.OV IN Springfield. Township Government "OOT#AMPWASTHE theme of the conference. Sessions addressed prevailing wage, bridges, personal liability, QuickBooks, website/newsletter development, personnel issues, disaster preparedness, and budgets. Attendees selected from MORETHANEDUCATIONAL sessions.

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-17th District, continued her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Standing up for our Veteransâ&#x20AC;? tour by holding a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cheri on Shiftâ&#x20AC;? at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic Nov. 7 in Sterling. Bustos shadowed clinic workers and met with veterans to hear their thoughts and concerns. She also watched a clinic nurse demonstrate a tele-health machine. Photo submitted by Colin Miligan.

FIRE SAFETY HOUSE DONATION

A check for $3,000 was presented to the Dixon fire departments from Ken Nelson Auto Group to benefit the Fire Safety House. Proceeds were from the recent Chevrolet Help a Hero Test Drive promotion. Accepting the check from Rick Curia (center), owner, were Tim Shipman (right) and Norris Tucker (left), fire chiefs, along with members of the fire departments and Ken Nelson Auto Group and GM sales staff. Photo submitted by Linda Ross.


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A building over 100 years old is ripe to have a few paranormal residents who call Rosbrook Hall of Dixon home. These 30-second exposure photographs during a recent show at the hall transform the living into other worldly creatures, helping to capture the spirit of the historic hall. Photos by Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

TOP: A vendor sells hats, scarves and crafts Nov. 30 during a concert at the hall. ABOVE: Shadowy figures chat, drink and socialize during the show. Over the years, Rosbrook has been host to parties, a miniature golf course, and church congregations. It also was a gathering place for the National Guard.

TOP-LEFT: A pair of dark figures are seen in the bar area of Rosbrook. ABOVE: Friends sit on a couch while waiting for the band to start. ABOVE-RIGHT: Two friends sit and chat in a seating area before the show. RIGHT: Jill Johnson (left) takes tickets at the front door during the Nov. 30 Mr. Blotto show.


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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: black & white shelty, 17 lbs., br. markings on face, answers to Kia, 4 yrs. old, wearing green rabies tag, REWARD 815-703-4120 MISSING female German Shepherd Wearing pink collar. Lost on Star Rd. near P-Town and Tampico. Call 815-438-3704

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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 childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com Kreider Services is looking for volunteers in several programs. 1) Early Intervention (children under 3 yrs old)- entails preparation for play group sessions and assisting with outings. M & W 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon 2) Recreation program looking for people to help with outings or Special Olympics 3) Arts and Crafts helpers. If interested, please call Becky at 288-6691 ext 280 or stop into Kreider front desk for an application. Kreider mission: People reaching their fullest potential. LOVELAND MUSEUM... Are you interested in Dixon and local history, Civil War, Blackhawk War? Are you a people person? We are looking for people like you to help host our Museum one or more days a month. The Museum is open Thurs. & Fri. 9-2, Sat. 103. Interested? Please stop at the main office at the Loveland Community House between 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. to pick up an application and learn more. 513 W. Second St. 815-284 2741 lovelandcommunity house.org.

REAL ESTATE 202 SERVICES PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

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APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305.

1BR upper apt., garage & water furn. near KSB, No pets or smoking. Deposit required. 815-732-7662. 1BR, stove, refrig. heat & water incl. $395 + dep. 815-652-3784 2BR Duplex $575 + dep. Garage. No pets 815-440-6214 2BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753. Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151

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Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701 Nice clean 1BR, $400/mo. OR 2BR $550/mo. on the river. Applcs. No pets 815-622-4344 Upper 1 BR, $350 + dep. No smoking , No pets. 815973-6621

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1 BR house for rent, newly remodeled, stove & refrig, $450/mo. w/out garage, $500/mo. W/ garage. 815499-7060.

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AREA GARAGE SALES 624

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Dixon Petunia Festival Buttons. Full Set from 1965present. $350 815677-1203 or 815284-8526

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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.

Male cats, young both neutered. Free to good INDOOR homes only. 815-499-9923. Mixed breed puppies, free to good homes only. 815438-2507 Need home immediately for 2 tiger cats, 6 yr. & 13 yrs, Elderly owner relocating. 815-7514673

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RCA table top 3 CD/cassette player w/ speakers, hardly used. King bed comforter setshams, skirt, pillows- floral- deep purple accent, like new (Bergners). Ladies med. white leather jacket from Nordstroms, like new, hardly worn. Nice Christmas gifts 815-625-7939

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 100 picture frames oak w/ glass. 8X10. $100. 815-456-2839 2000 oak kitchen cabinets in stock. Builder Discount 815-626-4561 8' Inflatable Lighted Santa Decoration, fan blown. $35 815-288-3694 Bows: Compound w/acc $200, wooden recurve, fiberglass $100 ea. Bike 26” 7sp. $50. 2 Ton jack w/ stands $40. Pictures: 7 tiger, 5 wolf, 5 deer, 2 bear $5-$20 ea. Dixon 815-677-4018 Brand New Snap On Beer Keg Fridge. Would be a nice holiday gift! $350 firm. 815973-1976 after 5. Child Sled with steel runners. $20 815-535-3758 Chipper Shredder $200, Sofabed & chair $175, 220 volt elec. welder $100, 7” Heavy duty elec. sander $50. 815-622-9062 Display Case, upright, 16 glass shelf open front, on pedestal. $100/obo 815-631-5112 Green Bay Packers recliner, $100/obo 815-4992130 Green Packers desk chair, $100/obo 815-4992130 Hover Round, only ridden once, new batteries, $7800 new/asking $2500, 815-284-0409. Koehring 100,000 BTU construction heater. $100 815622-2622 Large Drum Set with extras! $850 815-994-0377 Little Tikes Light -up & musical vanity play set w/batt. $20 815-288-3694 Military Surplus Camouflage clothing, M-65 Field Jackets and much more! Princeton Military Surplus, 11 E Putnam St. Princeton IL 815-875-1096 Tues- Sat. 10-5 Moen Deluxe kitchen faucet, chrome. $75. 815456-2839. Real nice king bed, $100. Call 815-718-4385. Retired McDonalds Drive-thru playset w/ play food. $60 815-288-3694 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS

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2013 Kubota L3200 HST, w/ loader, 32 HP, 4x4. 7 ft. 3 pt. blade, 11 hours, 3 way hydro, trade/obo $17,200, 379-2541

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1949 Chrysler New Yorker, 4 door sedan, original & complete, needs TLC. 86K mi., $1650 779200-7724. 1967 Ford Mustang, project car. Runs. $6,000/obo. Call 815-622-8176.

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2002 Pontaic Grand Am GT, 130K, sunroof, red, rust free! New tires, brakes, brake pads, rotors, tune up. $5,000 OBO 815-440-5591 2003 Buick LeSabre Custom, bronze, only 23K mi., owned by a retired minister, $6000/obo 815499-4895.

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3 ton utility truck w/ 40 ft. bucket, several additional options, $2500 815-535-5182 For Sale: 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4, asking $3500/obo Call 815-626-1779 between 5 & 7 or leave message.

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1999 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat. $2800. Call 815-973-3376. 2003 Chevy S10 ext. cab. Bedliner, 82K mi. Good cond. $7500. 815225-7527.

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2000 Bravada, new radiator/timing belt. Good tires. 186K mi. Needs tranny. $850/obo. 815-441-4739. 2001 Ford Explorer XLT, 4x4. Loaded/ sunroof. 182K mi. Exc. cond. $3500. 815-994-8426. 2002 Yukon XL, dark gray, ½ ton 1500, 4 wheel dr,. 188K mi. Firestone tires and cattle guard. 5.3 Liter $5,500. Call 815622-8055 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4, 4 door, auto, hard & soft tops, black, 106K mi., $17,000 815-441-7500

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1997 Ford Ranger, new tires, brakes, & more, 107K mi., $4000/obo, 815535-4095. 2000 Chevy ext cab, 4wd, good condition, 154k mi. 815-499-1620. 2003 F350 11' flat bed dually. 68K mi. Good cond. $7500/ obo. 815-499-7195 2007 CHEVROLETColorado Pickup New Low Price $7500 obo 38K 815-284-1135

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2014 der that produces 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Optional for any Terrain except the SLE-1 is a 3.6-liter V6 that churns out a hefty 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional, regardless of engine choice or trim level. The four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive Terrain returns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. With all-wheel drive, those numbers drop to 20/29/23. The 3.6-liter V6 front-wheel-drive models are rated at 17/24/20, and all-wheel drive stands at 16/23/19. In Edmunds testing, a front-wheeldrive four-cylinder Terrain went from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, an average time for the class. A V6-equipped, all-wheel-drive Denali version sprinted from zero to 60 in 7.0 seconds, an impressive time among small and midsize crossovers with a six-cylinder or upgraded turbocharged engine. With the four-cylinder engine, a properly equipped Terrain can tow 1,500 pounds; the V6 increases towing capacity to 3,500 pounds. Safety

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he 2014 GMC Terrain is unchanged, save for minor equipment updates. There are new wheel options, and the SLE-2 trim’s available Chrome package now includes an all-weather cargo mat. Introduction The 2014 GMC Terrain is a slightlylarger-than-compact crossover that shares its design with the Chevrolet and offers a relatively high level of luxury for this segment. With highthe dashboard and a lengthy standard equipment list that includes a 7-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera across the board, the GMC’s interior accommodations set it apart from competitors. The availability of a V6 engine also sets the 2014 Terrain apart from many of its rivals in this price range, although you’ll typically encounter the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that’s standard on all trim levels. It has solid EPA fuel economy ratings, but in the real world we’ve been underwhelmed by both its performance and its mpg. If your budget allows, the optional 3.6-liter V6 provides much stronger acceleration and a more enjoyable driving experience, especially on the highway. Both engines are available with either frontor all-wheel drive, so you can tailor the tastes. However you equip it, the GMC gets high marks for ride comfort, and extensive sound-deadening measures result in a remarkably serene cabin. As good as the 2014 GMC Terrain is, it faces a wide range of capable competition. The highly regarded Honda CR-V has a lower base price than the Terrain, and it provides several additional cubic feet of cargo space even though its

The GMC Terrain seats five people in comfort and offers a relatively high level of luxury for this segment.

wheel with cruise and audio controls, OnStar, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a 7-inch touchscreen interface that includes satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB interface. The SLE-2 trim adds to the SLE-1 by including roof rails, automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar adjustment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth upholstery, an upgraded eight-speaker Pioneer audio system and GM’s IntelliLink user interface that allows voice command for some phone and audio functions. Optional on the SLE-2 is the Safety package, which includes lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert systems, along with rear parking sensors, while the Convenience package adds heated front seats and remote engine start. Also available for the SLE-2 is the Chrome package that includes chrome exterior

exterior dimensions are smaller. The 2014 Ford Escape has an equally highend interior and a sportier feel around turns, while the 2014 Kia Sorento offers a bit more interior room and an available V6 of its own, along with an optional third-row seat. If you shop around, one of the above choices could prove to be more desirable overall. But the 2014 GMC particularly if you’re interested in one with a truly upscale interior and a V6 engine option. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2014 GMC Terrain is available in SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels. The SLE and SLT trims are further subdivided into two levels: SLE-1 and -2 and SLT-1 and -2. Standard equipment for the base SLE-1 trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heated sideview mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, cruise control, a power height-adjustable driver seat, a sliding and reclining backseat, tilt-and-telescoping steering

and an all-weather rear cargo mat. A sunroof is a stand-alone option.

The more feature-laden SLT-1 comes with all the SLE-2’s standard equipment as well as the Convenience package contents and leather upholstery. The Safety package and sunroof remain optional, and you can also opt for a height-adjustable power liftgate. The SLT-2 comes with all of the above equipment as standard (except the cargo mat) and also includes driverseat memory functions. The Denali trim incorporates everything that’s standard for the SLT-2, but

standard antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. Also standard is GM’s OnStar emergency communications system, which includes automatic crash

wheels on four-cylinder versions and and side blind-zone alert systems, an eight-way power passenger seat and special exterior/interior trim details. A navigation system is optional for all GMC Terrains, except the SLE-1. A dual-screen DVD rear entertainment system is available for the SLT-2 and Denali. Powertrains and Performance The standard engine for every 2014 GMC Terrain is a 2.4-liter four-cylin-

button, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. A lane departure warning system, forward collision warning system and rear parking sensors are optional on the SLE-2 and SLT-1 trim levels and standard on SLT-2 and Denali. Blindsystems are exclusive to the Terrain Denali.

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