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Police: Man points gun at woman Suspect served time for shooting BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

STERLING – A Sterling man who was convicted in a shooting a couple of years ago is now accused of threat-

ening a woman with a gun. Austin J. Ramirez, 20, was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault, aggravated use of weapons and marijuana possession. According to Sterling police, Ramirez pointed a gun at a woman about 11 a.m. Christmas Eve at an apartment complex in the 200 block of East 25th Street. No shots were fired, police said.

Police then alerted the public about Ramirez, who had fled. They said he was armed and dangerous and shouldn’t be approached. About 6 p.m. Christmas Day, police were told that Ramirez was in the 600 block of 14th Avenue. He was found in a house there and taken into custody. In March 2011, Ramirez, then 17, was accused of firing a gun and grazing another 17-year-

old. The shooting happened in the 700 block of West Fifth Street in Sterling. He served 180 days in jail for that crime. In July, Ramirez was charged with attempted armed robbery, according to online court records. No other details were available. Shortly before he was arrested Christmas Day, Ramirez wrote

on his Facebook page that police were “lurking” because of a shooting in town. He also referred to a woman who he said was “snitching,’” saying he would never “trust a girl in my whole life ever again.” “I’m out here with the cops on da block,” he wrote. Ramirez was in the Whiteside County Jail on Thursday. He hadn’t been to court yet.

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Sewer rates frozen for 5 years Vote at special meeting avoids 3 percent increase BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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Haley Paone, 19, was recently offered a regular position as a cashier at Goodwill through its “Let’s Go to Work” program. Offered to those with disabilities, the program trains workers and gives them job skills that oftentimes help employ those deemed unemployable.

‘Let’s Go to Work’ program builds skills in workplace with disabled BY KIMBERLY WATLEY For Sauk Valley Media

STERLING – Giving back to the communities it serves has been the secret for success for Goodwill since 1895, when the Rev. Edgar Helms founded Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. Much has changed over the years, though one thing remains the same: Changes always reflect the needs of local people, said Sterling store manager Jaclyn Wooden. The store is packed with merchandise, from clothing to housewares, which are the top two sellers. Donations are sold at affordable prices. The money received from purchases goes toward programs that assist people in need.

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DIXON – The Dixon City Council voted to freeze the city’s sewer rates for 5 years. The decision came as the result of a 3-2 vote during a special City Council meeting Thursday morning. The votes against the rate freeze came from commissioners Dave Blackburn and Dennis Considine, who said it wasn’t a fiscally responsible move. Voting for the rate freeze were Mayor Jim Burke and commissioners Colleen Brechon and Jeff Kuhn, saying the citizens deserved a break. “Rita [Crundwell] was helping herself to that wastewater treatment budget money,” Burke said. “And we have received millions in reimbursement, and now we’re going to load it up on the citizens, and let them also pay back for her sticky fingers [if we don’t freeze the rate].” The city has received $39.2 million from a settlement with its former auditors and the sale of Crundwell’s assets, to offset the nearly $54 million the former comptroller stole during 2 decades. The rate freeze, established by an ordinance, can be undone at any point, City Attorney Rob LeSage said. The freeze will save the average Dixon homeowner about $15 a year, according to the city. Earlier this month, the City Council voted down a 1-year freeze, so that it could be brought back as a 5-year measure. Considine voted against the 5-year freeze, but, he said, understood why the rate increases had been happening. SEWER CONTINUED ON A4

All donations are welcome and very few are thrown away. Clothing is one of the most popular items sold by Goodwill. The only items not accepted are televisions and car seats. Wooden said nothing goes to waste. Though Goodwill prefers the “best of the best,” donations sometimes come with rips or stains. Even those items

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are put to use. “We don’t throw away any clothes,” she said. “They go back to the warehouse, and sometimes different countries will purchase them, or people purchase them for rags and what have you.”

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To attend The Dixon City Council next meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at City Hall, 121 W. Second St., on the second floor in the Council Chambers. Go to www.DiscoverDixon. org or call City Hall at 815288-1485 for an agenda or more information.

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EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) – Secondgrader Kiera Williams colored all 10 rectangles on a bar graph purple to indicate she got 100 percent on a recent assessment for reading at Dunbar Elementary School. Teacher Devon Bruce asked Kiera and her classmates to reflect on their score and why they did well or not. Kiera wrote that her score “went up,� because she “practiced that story at home.� Dunbar Principal Carlynda Coleman wanted students to track their own data for math and reading to take more ownership of their education and encourage them to do better in school. “We are working on being a more data-driven school, because that’s the district’s mission,� she said. Dunbar Elementary is in East St. Louis School District 189.

Each Dunbar student in grades first through fifth have a data folder that they keep at school. As teachers administer the weekly/ bi-weekly assessments, students chart their scores and set goals based on these scores. In Jerry Pruett’s fifth-grade math class, the students color-code their data charts. Red is for scores 0-50; yellow is for scores 60-70; and green is for scores 80-100. “What color do you want to get?� Pruett asked his class. “Green,� the students responded. “What color do you want to stay on?� he asked. “Green,� they said in unison. Fifth-grader Zsanique Sanders, 11, grabbed the green crayon and colored her bar graph up to 80 percent – her score on the latest math assessment on fractions. “This graph is to help us know where we are and what we need help with,� Zsanique said. “It pushes me to do my best.�

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Theories on why we wrote stories A s a newspaper, we cover our share of public meetings – city councils, school boards, county boards. They are useful in letting the public know what’s going on. But you can’t get everything from meetings. Sometimes, elected representatives don’t dig deep enough to find out what’s going on. Occasionally, they are aware, but they don’t let the public know. If we had attended years of Ogle County Board meetings, would we have ever heard about the Sheriff’s Department’s credit card spending or expenditures from the off-the-budget “administrative tow fund�? As it turned out, Sauk Valley Media’s Matt Mencarini filed a Freedom of Information Act request for those records and found unorthodox expenses. And we reported that. Some of our Facebook commenters appreciated the coverage. They want us to report on how the government is spending their money. Others had theories about why we wrote the stories. One wrote, “Is the sheriff of Ogle County a Democrat? The way SVM is going after him I would assume that is his party affiliation.� That’s a bubble I can easily burst: Sheriff Michael Harn is a Republican, as is the case with all of Ogle County’s officials, except one of the 24 County Board members. Yes, it is true our company’s CEO donates to Republicans. But most

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ings, and now this fund that has been approved by the county and shows no signs of misconduct.� We’re not hunting for any witches. As for the sheriff’s Bell’s Palsy, he issued a news release about it. We ran it almost word for word. In our stories, we never identified the spending as misconduct. We just reported on it. Yet another commenter had an interesting theory for the reason behind our coverage on the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department: “Sounds like another reporter was caught speeding and using a newspaper as a springboard for a personal vendetta to smear someone’s reputation. Are you guys running a newspaper here or a tabloid? I’d really like to know.�

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DIXON – The Dixon Police Department has been issuing warnings to violators of the city’s parking ordinance during snowstorms. Now, it plans to tow cars. The city has a similar parking ordinance to those in Rock Falls and Sterling. After 2 inches of snow or more falls, Dixon’s odd-even rules enact. For instance, on an odd-numbered day, people should park on the odd side of the street, so a plow can clear snow on the even side. The rules continue until a whole block has been taken care of. In a news release this week, the Dixon Police Department said that, as of Thursday, it would no longer issue warnings for parking violators this season. “Moving forward, vehicles that are in violation will be towed pursuant to the ordinance‌,â€? the release said. “If we all work together, this can go very smoothly.â€? Lt. Brad Sibley said about 30 cars that were in the way of plows Monday had moved by Thursday. “There was some door-knocking, some warnings issued,â€? he

said. “The last thing we want to do is get people’s cars towed. It’s hard to get people to remember [the oddeven rules]. We try to be lenient.� In downtown, where an ordinance bars overnight parking, the police had eight cars towed after the last two snowstorms, Sibley said. The police, he said, have been charging the owners the costs of towing, not the $75 tickets for the violations. In Rock Falls, the city sees 75 percent compliance, Police Chief Mike Kuelper said. “When we get a really heavy snow, we go for the ticket and towing. Officers ask people to move, especially during the holidays when relatives visiting may not know the rules,� the chief said. As for downtown, Kuelper said, the city police sometimes ask bars to remind their customers about the overnight parking ban. And the police have the bars tell them which cars will remain when customers are too drunk to drive, he said. “We don’t want drunk drivers,� the chief said. Sterling police Lt. Tim Morgan said he doesn’t recall his department having to tow cars during snow emergencies. “It’s a very last-resort tactic,� he said.

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OBITUARIES Joan Strauss POLO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Joan Strauss died peacefully, with her family by her side, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wis. Joan Ruth Strauss was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Dixon, to Harold and Ruth McCleary. Joan graduated from Polo Community High School and attended Shimer College in Mount Carroll. She married Edwin Strauss on Oct. 2, 1954, at her parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; family farm in Polo. Joan knew that her true calling was to follow in her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps, and ultimately began the process with Edwin to take over the family farm. Joan loved the family farm and took pride in working the land and raising livestock. In addition to farming, she also was a licensed realtor, broker, and appraiser. She worked hard at everything she did, and always had an attention to detail. Joan also enjoyed playing

bridge with her close friends and euchre with her family. She also took pleasure in traveling, gardening, and any activity with her grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Survivors include her husband, Edwin Strauss of Polo; two children, Susan (Jerry) Love of Gilbert, Ariz.; Steve (Janet Henning) Strauss of Polo; six grandchildren, Kailey, Mason, Jacob, Curtiss, Lauren, and Kate; and one brother, Elliot McCleary. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert; and her sister, Jean. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Polo Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. Visit www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Esther L. Hamstra MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Esther L. Hamstra, 77, of Morrison, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Resthave Home in Morrison. She owned and operated Hamstra Carpet Cleaning for 25 years with her husband. Esther was born May 3, 1936, in Morrison, the daughter of Renzie J. & Iva (Tichler) Buikema. She married Donald G. Van Zuiden on March 30, 1956, in Morrison. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1973. She married Gerald L. Hamstra on Oct. 4, 1974, in Morrison. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Survivors include her husband, Gerald; two daughters, Debra Van Zuiden and Deane (Mike) Patten, both of Morrison; two sons, Gary (Monica) Van Zuiden of Dunlap and Rodney (Deann) Van Zuiden of Morrison; one stepdaughter, Marsha Hamstra of East Moline; four stepsons, Kevin (Barb) Hamstra and Gregg (Tammy) Hamstra, both of Prophetstown, Brad

Hamstra of Morrison, and Arlyn (Lisa) Hamstra of Prophetstown; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janice (Tom) Patten of Morrison, Shirley (Doug) Borop of Machesney Park, and Beth (Steve) Wroble of Morrison; and one brother, Allen (Hope) Buikema of Morrison. She also was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials have been established to Resthave Home and Ebenezer Reformed Church, both in Morrison. Visit www.bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

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Sheila McCarty DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sheila Ann McCarty, 61, of Dixon, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She had fought a long and courageous 33-year battle with cancer. Sheila worked at KSB Hospital in the intensive care unit for more than 20 years before retiring. Sheila was born April 29, 1952, in Shawneetown, the daughter of Clyde Franklin and Shirley Gail (Sheets) Morris Jr. She married the love of her life, Michael McCarty, on Jan. 10, 1980, in Sterling. Sheila graduated nursing school as a licensed practical nurse in 1981, while also undergoing radiation treatments for her first battle with cancer. She went on to become a registered nurse in 1986. It was this determination and stubbornness that led so many other family members to become nurses. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her, including her dogs, Boo Boo and Ovi, and her granddogs, Macie Rae, Cooper, Lacy, and Radisson. Survivors include her husband, Michael McCarty of Dixon; one

son, David (Kris) Vancil of Arnold, Mo; two daughters, Sheila Hummel and Kimberly (Keith) Liescheidt, both of Dixon; five grandchildren, Dennis and Kayla Vancil of Arnold, and Devon Fane, Samantha Vancil, and Alyssa Hummel of Dixon; one sister, Nancy (John) Varga of Dixon; two nephews, Ryan (Nicole) Varga of Dixon and Jeff (Jenni) Varga of Sherman; and two great-nieces, Zoey and Addyson Varga, both of Dixon. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Visitation also will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bobby D. Sheets, senior pastor at Riverside Community Church in Machesney Park, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested all donations be made to St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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That way, Wooden said, they constantly have new things available for shoppers. Sterling has been fortunate to receive enough stock in community donations to keep the store full in recent years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to salvage everything, including broken electronics that come through,â&#x20AC;? she explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be repaired, they are sent to a recycling center.â&#x20AC;? Goodwill stores are â&#x20AC;&#x153;so much moreâ&#x20AC;? than a place to discard items no longer needed, or a place to pick up a good deal on something â&#x20AC;&#x201C; new to you, she said. The money earned through sales of donations goes toward various programs. Classes locally are based on need. Its primary focus, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Go to Work,â&#x20AC;? is one of its fastest-growing programs.

It offers job training to the disabled. The Sterling store now has six employees. They are taught skills needed to find jobs and become more independent. Some workers, like Haley Paone, 19, end up being hired on full-time by Goodwill. Paone said the program means a lot to her. She said she had been diagnosed with a form of autism, known as pervasive developmental disorder, and bipolar disorder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They trained me how to cope in the workforce,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the first time I have been stable in a job.â&#x20AC;? Aside from teaching her basic job skills, she said, the program showed her she can have a bright future and live out her dream to become an investigator for a social services agency. Her rough past, losing her 3-year-old brother and fighting her disorders, caused her to think

a future might not be possible. Her job coach at Goodwill helped her not to simply land a job, but to believe in herself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love working here,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I would like to thank them for giving me a second chance.â&#x20AC;? Wooden said everyone benefits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Participants who may have a disability, do everything alongside of us, and are paid as much as us,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They really love it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Attire for Hireâ&#x20AC;? is another program offered locally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We help them with whatever the job would require,â&#x20AC;? Wooden said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone needs clothes for an interview, or they needed two pairs of jeans and two shirts, coveralls, a business suit, whatever, we will get them.â&#x20AC;? The program has no official qualifications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there is a need, we are here to help them,â&#x20AC;? Wooden said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come in and talk to us.â&#x20AC;? Other classes and pro-

grams offered include a GED course, rĂŠsumĂŠ writing with access to computers, skills assessments, career counseling, help with interviewing skills, and placement services. During tax season, Goodwill also offers free tax preparation in the store. Wooden said education and employment are the main focuses of Goodwill, because with one comes the other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding jobs right now, with the economy, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to help them get out and on their feet. Locally, that I think is the biggest need.â&#x20AC;? Goodwill is at 2216 E. Fourth St., is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information about donations, contact Jaclyn Wooden at 815-625-1740. To register for Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs or learn more, call 815-965-3795 or visit the website at www.goodwillni.org.

Forrest R. Frank STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Forrest Richard Frank, 88, of Sterling, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at his home. He was born April 7, 1925, in Sterling, the son of John and Nellie (Gilbert) Frank. He attended Jordan School and Sterling High School. Immediately after graduating school, he joined the Navy. He served on the supply ship USS Rutilicus AK-113 from 1943 to 1946, during World War II in the Pacific war zone. After the war, he worked at the former Tritz Implement Co., where he met Lois Burke. He later married her on June 17, 1955, at St. Mary Church in Sterling. Forrest also worked at the former Bun Austin Chevrolet, Price Motors, Northwestern Steel and Wire Co, Dana, Dixon Pharmacy, and Lundstrom Florist. Surviving are two daugh-

ters, Lynn Sotelo and Gail (Bruce) Henson, both of Sterling; five grandchildren, Sean Crossley, Ryan Sotelo, Megan Sotelo, Brady Henson, and Brianna Henson; and one sister, Genevieve Barnett of Sterling. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Phyllis Oelrichs; and his son-in-law, John Sotelo. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday and the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. James Keenan, celebrant, officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements. A memorial will be established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Karen Alfrejd STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karen Alfrejd, a resident of Sterling, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, at the age of 69. She was born July 27, 1944, in Chicago, to Peder and Karen (neĂŠ Hansen) Westnes. Karen loved to cook, garden, and sew, and enjoyed antiquing. Karen is survived by her children, Jill (neĂŠ Alfrejd) (Chris) Thibaudeau of Grayslake, and P.J. (April) Alfrejd of Pleasanton, Calif.; her grandchildren, Lincoln, Erik, Reed, Zoe, Dylan, and Kaylynn; and

her sister, Sylvia (Wayne) Penn of Riverside. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and her son, Matthew. A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road, Riverside. Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in Grayslake is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Visit www.strangfuneral.org to send condolences.

Martha K. White SUBLETTE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Martha K. White, 70, of Sublette, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at her home. She was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Princeton, to William and Anna M. (Forrestall) Metzen. She married Everett White on Dec. 19, 1958, in Sparta, Tenn. She was employed as a dispatcher for Woodhaven Campgrounds before retiring. Survivors include her husband, and one daughter, Maurece Bruder, both of Sublette; four sons, Don (Lori) White of Joliet, David (Judy) White of Boston, William (Julie) White of West Brooklyn, and James (Sheila) White of Broken Arrow, Okla.;

eight grandchildren, Jason Arbuckle, Samantha Schinzer, Hannah, Traci, Bryant, Michael and Samantha White, and Kimberly Hedgepeth; one great-grandson, Sawyer White; and one sister, Shirley Willis of Amboy. She was preceded in death by her parents. There will be a celebration of her life from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ellice Dinges Center in Sublette. Her body was donated to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family or the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice.

Robert F. Everest ROCHELLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert F. Everest, 94, of Rochelle, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at his home. Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle is handling arrangements.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more important that we be fiscally responsible for our citizens, rather than giving them a token $1.25 a month reduction on their sewer bill, and look at the long-term repercussions it could have,â&#x20AC;? Considine said. Considine and Blackburn feared that by freezing the rates for 5 years, the city could be faced with an unforeseen repair or Environmental Protection Agency-mandated upgrade and not have the funds needed. Both commissioners said a 1-year freeze would be better and allow the city to address the issue again next year. Brechon supported the 5-year freeze, she said, because a 1-year freeze wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough, and it would also contribute to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;confidence factorâ&#x20AC;? that the city can handle what

may come. She also recommended the city bring in engineers from Strand Associates Inc. to review the wastewater treatment facility. Bringing in Strand was unanimously supported by the City Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it would be wise to lock in with the 5-year [freeze],â&#x20AC;? Blackburn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to do it, do it for this year. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get the survey done and go from there and make analytical decisions, rather than decisions upon emotion.â&#x20AC;? The City Council also voted unanimously to approve the execution of an assignment, assumption and consent agreement with Allied Waste Transportation Inc. to take over the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garbage collection from Affordable Waste Systems LLC. The change, made after Allied bought out Affordable, wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect garbage collection, city officials said.


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A check for more than $9.2 million arrived in the city of Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mail 2 days before Christmas.

Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money made it home for the holidays What we think Just in time for Christmas, $9.2 million stolen by Rita Crundwell was returned to the city of Dixon. The holidays are brighter in City Hall, thanks to the fedsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hefty check.

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n his signature Christmas song, Perry Como sings, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no place like home for the holidays.â&#x20AC;? That sentiment goes for people, of course. It also applies to tax dollars. Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon city comptroller now serving a long prison term, made off with nearly $54 million in public funds before her thefts came to a screeching halt in April 2012. On Monday, some of that money made it home for the holidays. The city of Dixon received a big check from the federal government as the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portion from the sale of Crundwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property. How big? Try $9,214,801.45. What a timely gift for the city!

Officials knew the money was on the way, but it still must have been a thrill when the check arrived in the mail â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just like opening a big Christmas present! Mayor Jim Burke said the money would be deposited in the capital development fund. Possible uses will be decided later. In this season of giving, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pleased that Dixon residents have been given back a big chunk of stolen money. Kudos to the federal government for its opportune timing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you wanna be happy in a million ways, For the holidays you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat home sweet home!â&#x20AC;? Como sang. This holiday season, Dixon taxpayers have more than a million ways to ponder their cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future happiness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $9.2 million, actually.

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Support for Santa event is appreciated JOHN STAUTER Sterling

The Kiwanis Club of Sterling would like to thank all who took part in our Breakfast with Santa during Sights and Sounds weekend. That was a cold weekend, and just getting out in the weather was appreciated. The Kiwanis motto says we serve the children of the world, and working the breakfast is a fun way to do that. All of our members look forward to working this event, and it is very fulfilling. Breakfast with Santa would not be possible without the help of Sterling Moose Lodge 726; they are the greatest to

work with and are always ready to help. To the individuals and companies that donated time or supplies, we say thank you. To the Kiwanis Key Clubs at Sterling and Newman, thank you for your help; you do a great job. A special thanks to Santa (who has a busy schedule this time of the year); thanks for being there. To all the families and children, thank you for making this a success. All of the funds raised from this event go to our scholarships for local youth. Again, thanks to all, and we hope to do this for many more years (hopefully with better weather). Note to readers: John Stauter was the chairman of Breakfast with Santa.

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Private firm takes it on chin Public staffers will take over eligibility work Now that pension reform is on the books, the anti-public union/ public employee folks will have to turn their attention in a new direction for a while. Thankfully, Medicaid fraud is available to take up the slack. As part of Medicaid reforms passed a couple of years ago, state agencies were required to review Medicaid rolls to get rid of people no longer eligible for benefits. Face it, if a recipient lives in Wisconsin, Illinois shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be paying his bills. The state wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly vigilant in dumping ineligible people from the program. Whether this was because of a lack of willpower or lack of manpower is still being argued, although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth noting that the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workforce is significantly smaller than it was a decade ago. Anyway, an arbitrator ruled last summer that the eligibility review work should be done by state employees, not Maximus, the private contractor hired by the state. Last week, the administration announced the results of negotiations to implement the ruling. It includes hiring more

dougFINKE Doug Finkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column is syndicated by GateHouse News Service. Contact him at doug. finke@sj-r. com.

than 500 new workers, but also keeping Maximus around in a limited role for a while longer. Immediately, some were predicting doom and gloom because public, rather than private, workers will be doing the work. It will be interesting to see whether the pubGov. Pat lic workers Quinn will uncovâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want er enough to spend the rest of my fraud to life in court,â&#x20AC;? satisfy the Quinn said naysayers, in explaining why the state or whether would not they will challenge the ever be able arbitratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to produce decision. enough to satisfy those who think the private sector can do it better. As Gov. Pat Quinn said, in explaining why the state didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t further pursue a challenge to the arbitratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to spend the rest of my life in court. There is a curse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; may your life be filled with lawyers. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intend to

have that happen to us or the state of Illinois.â&#x20AC;?

PERCENT "ALONEY One number tossed around last week was that Maximus found 40 percent of those receiving benefits were ineligible. At least, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how some people characterized it. Baloney. Maximus reviewed about 497,000 Medicaid cases since the beginning of 2013. Of those, the final review work was completed on about 315,000 cases. And of those, 40 percent were found to be fraudulent and terminated. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not 40 percent of all Medicaid cases, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 40 percent of those checked, which is far less. Also, the ones that were checked first were mostly cases where the state already had suspicions. In other words, easy pickings. Once those are gone, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entirely possible the rate of fraud discovered will go down.

!POLOGIES Apologies are in order to the Quinn administration. Two weeks ago, we said in this column that the state Supreme Court had shot down Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move to eliminate money from the state budget to pay lawmakers until they approved pension reform. The administration was quick to point out that was incorrect

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and kindly shared its thoughts with us. In fact, it was a lower court that handed Quinn his lunch on this. Quinn appealed to the Supreme Court, which hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ruled when pension reform was approved a couple of weeks ago. Since it was approved, Quinn is dropping the appeal. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to wait for another day to learn definitively whether a governor can take away salaries from lawmakers until they approve the bills he wants approved. On a related note, Quinn didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t collect his own salary while all of this was going on. When he cut lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; salaries, Quinn said he, too, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a paycheck until pension reform passed. By the time he signed the pension bill, Quinn had forgone about $70,000 of his salary. Now that pension reform is law, Quinn is once again collecting his salary. Plus, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collected all of that back pay he was owed. Should be a happy holiday season in the Quinn household.

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waiting to leave any day for a second deployment. It is said that our young people are defending our freedoms from outside aggressors who would take them away. My question is: Are our freedoms being taken away from within by our own culture? I recently read of the Duck Dynasty patriarch being suspended from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;realityâ&#x20AC;? show

about his own family for expressing views that were not popular with many in our culture. Some of his comments were put more crudely than my personal preference, but as for the unpopularity of his comments, well, who draws the line on the practice of freedom of speech? It is my understanding that he was not suggesting riot and rebellion,

â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it comes to war and peace, life and death, reporting skeptically and thoroughly is the highest form of patriotism.â&#x20AC;? Rem Rieder, editor, American Journalism Review, 2003

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No hibernating for this bear as it explores the snowy terrain at Brookfield Zoo. Holiday Magic continues through New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve with special programs. The zoo, however, is open 365 days a year.

Celebrate a new year with the critters Brookfield Zoo plans to welcome 2014 Holly Jolly Theater is: Saturday: 5 p.m. DancEncounters, 6 p.m. Legacy ROOKFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Decem- Dance Ensemble, 7 p.m. Those ber is Holiday Magic Funny Little People, and 8 p.m. time at Brookfield Zoo. Immanuel Lutheran Church This special season is in its Choir. 32nd year. Sunday: 5 p.m. Mundelein This week, today through Park District Dance, 6 p.m. Tuesday, is the last of the proThose Funny Little People, 7 grams for 2013. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;magicâ&#x20AC;? p.m. West Chicago Performing takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Company, and 8 p.m. Varieties A number of performances Music Team. are being offered for guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Monday: 5 p.m. Mexico en enjoyment. Those hurrying into their vehicles for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shows la Piel, 6 p.m. Those Funny Little People, and 7 p.m. Artfull will find Those Funny Little People at 6 p.m., McNulty Irish Worship Experience. Dancers at 7, and Village of Tuesday: 5 p.m. Those Orland Park Dance Company Funny Little People; 6 p.m. at 8. Zoo Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve, and 8 p.m. Zoo The rest of the schedule at the Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve countdown. BY ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 575

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If you go What: Brookfield Zoo When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, all year Where: 8400 W. 31st St., Brookfield Cost: $15 for adults and $10.50 seniors 65 and older and children 3 to 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; general admission. Parking is $10. Some attractions cost extra. Military personnel have free admission. Information: Visit www. brookfieldzoo.org or call 708688-8000 Outside, lights will dazzle and amaze. A laser show on

screen will be shown at the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s west mall every half hour from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There are 450 decorated trees and 50 corporate trees to be discovered, too. Adding to the festive air, animal exhibits will be open, and guests can join in the carols of the Seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greetings professional carolers at 5:30 p.m. with the camels, 6:30 with the big cats, and 7 with the bears. Those who would enjoy picking up a few facts about the animals in the zoo, can make plans to attend Zoo Chats. Look for the zookeepers at 5 p.m. with the crocodiles, 5:30 with reptiles; 6 with the bears; 6:30 with lemurs, 7 with rhinos, and

COMMUNITY EVENTS Friday, Dec. 27 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6229230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Bingo, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 10 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6229230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-2117. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St. Dixon. Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925.

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Shrimp/steak dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-2842003. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave. Saturday, Dec 28 Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815-6268610. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Sunday, Dec. 29 Bingo, 1 p.m., Mount Morris Moose Family Center, 101 Moose Drive. Monday, Dec. 30 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236.

Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Reservations: 815-288-9236. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Friendly Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-625-0046. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Tacos, 4-8 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6229230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee

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a.m., closed; 7 p.m., open, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; 11 a.m., open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed; noon, open; 6 p.m., closed, step, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, Horizon View Farm barn, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, Big Book, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., open; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-2458214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Spanish, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 236 Kelly Drive, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, 304 Seventh Ave. West, Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (4), Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St.

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Sydney J. Harris, a journalist in Chicago who died in 1986, said, “An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.” At bridge, the short run – one deal – may determine the long run – your success in the event. And in that onedeal short run, counting will probably be required. In this deal, South is in four hearts. West leads the spade nine. East takes three tricks in the suit (West discarding the club three) and continues with his fourth spade. What should South do? Note South’s three-club re-

bid. He was right not to jump to four hearts, because North might have raised to two hearts with only three cards in the suit, especially when he had a singleton spade. A

typical hand pattern would have been 1-3-5-4. Then maybe five or even six clubs might have been better than four hearts. North, though, knowing of the eight-card fit, happily jumped to four hearts. South has four minor-suit winners (three diamonds and one club), so needs six trump tricks. Since he has four winners on the board, he should aim on taking two ruffs in his hand. He starts by ruffing the fourth spade high, to stop West from overruffing. Let’s assume West throws another club, keeping equal diamond length with the board. Now declarer plays a trump to dummy’s nine, returns a diamond to his king, leads a diamond to dummy’s queen, ruffs a diamond high, draws trumps and claims. © 2013 UFS


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ADVENTIST SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH,416ProspectSt.,Dixon. Saturday Service 10 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Trudy Dunn. APOSTOLIC APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Spanish Spoken, Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday Worship Service Noon. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASAMBLEA APOSTOLICA, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Se habla espaĂąol. Escuela Dominical 10 a.m., Servico de Alabanza y Adoraciòn Domingo 12 p.m., MiĂŠrcoles Estudio BĂŹblico 6 p.m. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BETHESEDA TEMPLE, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071. Phone 535-0423. Pastor Lucio Esquivel. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Childrens Church. All services in Spanish & English. ROCK RIVER CHRISTIAN CENTER, 1800 Prophetstown Road, Rock Falls. Phone 815-625-4371. Rev. Brian Vickers, Pastor, Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and Celebration of Praise 6 p.m. School of the Bible, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Family Night, Prayer and Bible Study, Crossroads Youth Ministry Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Missionnettes and Royal Rangers. NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, 1101 1st Ave., Sterling, Pastor William Cherry, Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday nite 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer/Bible Study & Youth Group. Nursery provided for DOO VHUYLFHV &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  BAPTIST BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH, 1119 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Pastor Roger &DUOVRQ 3DUVRQDJH DQG RIĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH 625-7179, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday Dynamite Kids Club 6:00 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Transportation Available. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. www.bbcrf.com COMO BAPTIST CHURCH, 25059 Como Road. Pastor Larry Jones. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service,  SP $IĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG ZLWK 6RXWKHUQ %DStist Convention. Phone 625-8492. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 35021 Illinois Route 40, Milledgeville, Pastor J. Kregg Farmer, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible Study 7:00 p.m., Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes during Sunday School, Morning Worship and Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 225-7150. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA (Como Baptist Church), Sun. 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wed., Prayer Service 6:30 p.m., all services in Spanish, Meet in the lower level of Como Baptist. EMMANUEL BAPTIST, 1904 18th Ave., Sterling. Pastor Michael Freeman. Sunday Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m., nursery provided. Wednesday Prayer MeetLQJ  SP $IĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG ZLWK 6RXWKHUQ Baptist Convention. Phone 625-0351. FAITH BAPTIST, Pastor Bryan Bice, 2005 Freeport Road. Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday: Youth Club 6:30 p.m., Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 625-7690. www.faithbaptiststerling.com FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1706 6th Ave., Sterling, Rev. John Kermott. Morning worship 10:10 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Crib room and nursery provided. Call for info: Church ofĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  SDUVRQDJH SKRQH 625-1004. Van transportation, air conditioning, easy access for handicapped. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 Maple Ave., Morrison, IL. Pastor Dick Adams 815-772-2696 home 815772-3181; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; Wednesday nights 7:00 p.m. Bible Study. EAGLE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH, 1026 Third Avenue, Fulton. 589-3443 (church). Michael McCloud, Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Service, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; Nursery provided for all services. General Association of ReguODU %DSWLVW &KXUFKHV DIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG FKXUFK NEW HOPE BAPTIST, 902 W. 12th St., Rock Falls. Jon Sedwick, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Phone: 625-6696. Celebrate Recovery 0RQ QLJKWV DW SP  $IĂ&#x20AC;Oiated with Southern Baptist Convention. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, 1313 Woodburn Ave., Sterling, 6256473. Ronald G. Alexander, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Prayer Service & Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; Youth Fellowship Hour Mon. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH, 2103 Walter Street, Rock Falls (Yeowardville). Rev. Calvin J. Reynolds, pastor. Sunday School (for all ages) 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:40 a.m. (nursery provided) Sunday evening worship service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meetLQJ  SP 3KRQH  $IĂ&#x20AC;OLated with Southern Baptist Convention. PRIMIRA IGLESIA BAUTISTIC GETHSEMANE HISPANA 1014 W. 7th St., Sterling. Sunday School 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m.; Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Servicio de Orasion y Estudio at 6:30. TAMPICO BAPTIST CHURCH, Tampico, Sunday School (for all ages), 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study and Prayer, 6:30 p.m. HARVEST TIME BIBLE CHURCH, 1802 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls. Phone 626-1234. Pastor Dalmus Meeks, Assistant Pastor, Jason Borton. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pastor Myles Kukowski, Baptist Doctrine, Bruce Davis, Minister of Music. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Services, 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.; High School Youth, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Services, 6:45 p.m.; Awanas 6:30 p.m. Jr. High Youth 6:30 p.m. Nursery always provided. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH 2002 9th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071 Phone 815-579-1209 Pastor Tommy McMurtry. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. tommymcmurtry.libertybc@gmail.com TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 403 6th Ave. North, Lyndon, Illinois. Pastor Alan Jahn. Ph.#(563)2420307 www.trinitybaptistchapel.com Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m., Youth Program 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. BRETHREN MILLEDGEVILLE BRETHREN CHURCH, 521 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville.PastorJimBlack.Fellowship8:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth Activities & Evening services announced. 815-225-7814. UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST, 210 East Grove Street, Coleta. Wilmer (Bill) Houch, Pastor. Sunday Worship Celebration 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship 10:30 a.m. For information, call 336-2339. BRETHREN IN CHRIST TheBridge@Beans,121E.3rdSt.,Sterling. 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastors, Rita Wolf and Bruce Johnson. Phone 815-441-0779 CATHOLIC SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, 2224 Ave., J, Sterling. Masses; Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 4:30-5 p.m. Rev. Bruce Ludeke, Parochial Administrator. ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC, 708 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Saturday confessions 4:00 p.m. Saturday evening Mass: 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Mass: 7:15 & 9:00 a.m.; Daily Mass: Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 a.m.; (Wednesday during school year 8:30 a.m.; Friday 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Dzielak. Rectory phone: 625-4508. ST. MARYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC, corner of Ave. B and W. 6th St., Sterling. Saturday, 5 p.m.; (Masses of Anticipation); Sunday Masses, 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish. Rev. James Keenan, Pastor; Fr. Adalberto Sanchaz Parochial Vicar. ST. MARYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC, 105 Benton Street, Tampico, Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Dzielak, Parochial Administrator. Sunday Mass 10:45 a.m., Wednesday night 5 p.m. Confessions follow Mass. Friday morning 8 a.m. Phone 438-5425 CHRISTIAN-CHURCH OF CHRIST YORKTOWNCHURCHOFCHRIST, rural Tampico. Sunday service - 9 a.m. worship. For more information call Joseph Rosenski at (815)537-5371. Everyone is welcome! TAMPICO CHURCH OF CHRIST, 201 S. Fermont St., Tampico. Sunday school 9:00 a.m.; Sun Worship Service, 10:00 a.m.; Phone 815-438-6805. MORRISON CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 201 S. Genesee St., Morrison, IL 61270. Phone (815) 772-4928 Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday; Sunday School 10:30; Call for Ladies Bible Study COMMUNITY COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Corner of Reno Rd. and Candlelight Dr., Worship 9:30 a.m. Pastor Kimberly Crump, Phone 815-625-6144. WALNUT COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH, 125 Jackson, Walnut. Eldon Cook, Pastor, Nathan Richey, Associate Pastor; 9:00 a.m. Sunday Church Service; 10:30 a.m. Breakout Bible sessions. Phone 815-379-2645. CONGREGATIONAL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 905 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls.; Pastor Al Campbell; Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.; Holy &RPPXQLRQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW 6XQGD\ RI WKH PRQWK No steps or stairs for handicapped for worship. Church phone: 625-3314. THE

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First Congregational 311 Second Ave., Sterling. Pastor Jeff Coester; Church School, 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Coffee Fellowship to follow worship service. Tuesday nights Prayer Warriors 6:00 p.m.; Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Church 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  7KH FKXUFK LV accessible to people with disabilities. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 506 5th Ave., Rock Falls. Rick Morris, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Phone 815-626-2271. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3400 N. 6th Ave., Sterling, Rev. Courtney Montgomery Chandler. Saturday Evening Service 5:05 p.m. Sunday School, all ages 9 a.m.; Worship service 10:15 a.m.; Families Welcome. Nursery provided. Handicapped accessible. Phone 625-6851. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, New Bedford, Pastor David Beebe. Sunday: 9 a.m., Sunday School; 10:00 a.m., Worship. Christian Children Fellowship *URXS RQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW :HGQHVGD\ DW  SP Youth Group on third Sunday at 6:00 SP $GXOW )HOORZVKLS *URXS RQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, and CWF on fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 445-4663 Pastor 626-2668 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF WALNUT, 109 Red Oak Road, Walnut, IL. Pastor Brian L. Moore. Sunday Morning Worship 9:30; Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m. Youth Group Meeting 6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays Adult %LEO\ 6WXG\  SP &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH phone 815-379-2093. Church Kitchen phone 379-2083. Email: walnutĂ&#x20AC;UVWFKULVWDLQ#\DKRRFRP $OVR RQ )Dcebook (FirstChristianChurchWalnutIl) EPISCOPAL GRACE EPISCOPAL, 707 1st Ave., Sterling, 815-625-0442. Reverend Peg Williams, Rector. 9:00a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist. Wednesdays spoken Holy Eucharist Noon, Bible study and soup supper at 5:30. Every Third Friday at 5:30 Younger adults gathering. Pastoral care, confession and reconciliation by appt. gracechurchstg.org CHURCH OF SAINT ANNE (Episcopal), 401 North Cherry Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270-2602 (815) 772-2818. The Reverend Gary E. A. Lawler, Rector. Schedule of Masses and Services: Sunday: 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist (Low Mass); 8:30 a.m., Morning Prayer; 9:00 a.m., Sunday School and Bible Study; 10:00 a.m., Sung Holy Eucharist (High Mass); 11:15 a.m., Coffee and Fellowship. Weekdays: Morning prayer, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; Masses - Wednesday and All Prayerbook Holy Days, 6:20 p.m.; Friday, 12:15 p.m.; Evening Prayer - precedes all evening masses, 6:00 p.m.; $ QRRQ RIĂ&#x20AC;FH SUHFHGHV WKH  PDVV on Fridays. Confession & Reconciliation, Saturdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. or any time by appointment. Vespers with a Service of Light, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. EVANGELICAL ERIE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 1409 16th Avenue, Erie, Illinois 61250. 309-659-7125. Pastor Ron Eckberg. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Celebration Service, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Awana (K-6) 6:30 p.m. (Church Location); Junior High (7-8) 6:30 p.m. ; (Erie Middle School); Senior High (9-12) 7:30 p.m. (Erie Middle School). www.info@erieefree.org FOURSQUARE FOURSQUARE CHURCH, 1501 11th Ave., Rock Falls, Floyd Osborn, pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. Crusaders, 6 p.m. Evening Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday Mid-Week Service, 7:30 p.m. nursery facilities available. Phone: 625-5040. JEWISH TEMPLE SHOLOM, 510 E. 10th St., Sterling. Call for time and date of services. Temple phone:625-2599. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER DAY SAINTS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 2709 16th Ave., Sterling. William Stocks, Bishop; Sacrament Meeting 9:30-10:40 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:45-11:25 a.m.; Priesthood, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Relief society and Young Women, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. LUTHERAN FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF JORDAN (ELCA) Sterling, 6 miles north on Rt. 40. Pastor Kathleen Burkheimer. Phone 225-7410. Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Church 6255407. The church building is air conditioned, and handicap accessible. FIRST LUTHERAN (ELCA), 300 West Third Street, Prophetstown, Rev. Greg Olson, pastor. Worship, 9:00 a.m. Education hour, 10:15 a.m. September through May. Our building is handicap accessible. Phone 537-2758. OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN (LCMS), 21496 Hazel Rd., Sterling, Rev. Donald Matthiessen, Pastor. Worship, 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Morrison phone: 772-4345. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, (LCMS) Dixon Ave., at Martin Road, Rock Falls, Rev. Daniel Behmlander,

pastor. Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. Handicap accessible. Air Conditioned. Sunday School and Bible Class  DP &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), corner of 8th Ave. and W. 5th, Rock Falls. Henrietta J. Milner, Pastor; Worship: Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Sept. thru May; Thursday evenings 6:30. Elevator and facilities for disabled persons. Air ConGLWLRQHG &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Rev. Mark Oehlert. Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School immediately following worship. Alternative Worship Wed. 6:15 p.m. Facilities air conditioned and equipped for the handicapped, including elevator. &KXUFK 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  EHtween 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH, (LCMS) LeFevre Rd. and Ave. F, Sterling. Phone: 625-2284. Rev. Patrick Pinion. Sunday Worship Services at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School and Bible classes at 10:15 a.m.; 9 a.m. broadcast live on WLLT, 107.7 FM on Sunday. Handicap accessible w/use of elevator. Air Conditioned. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 1701 16th Ave., Sterling; Brandon Nelson, Pastor. Gerad VonHolten, Youth Director. Sunday Morning: Worship Time 9:00 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship following worship. Nursery provided; handicap accessible; air conditioned. Phone 625-3069. HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 404 E. North St., Rte. 92, Walnut, IL; Rev. David Menet, Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 A.M.; Sunday School and Adult Bible Class 10:00 A.M. Phone 815-379-2839. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA), Rt. 40 & Stover Ave., Milledgeville. Pastor Kathleen Burkheimer. SeptemberMay 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum; All year 10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship; Handicap accessible; Air conditioned. Phone: 225-7410. NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMC Congregation), 702 W. Lynn Blvd. Sterling, IL. Air conditioned. Pastor Bill Sullivan, Sunday Traditional Service 8:30 a.m. ContempoUDU\ 6HUYLFH  DP &KXUFK 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH Phone 499-6552. nursery provided Sat. night service 6:00pm. www.nllutheran.com Handicapped Accessible. MENNONITE COMMUNITY MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP, meeting site at Sterling YWCA, 412 First Ave., Sterling, IL. Pastor Dan Rusmisel. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m followed by Study Time 11:15 a.m. Phone: 815-2383421; Email: d_rusmiselle@yahoo. com. For more information see website: Community-Mennonite.org SCIENCE RIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 1702 East 37th St., Sterling. Arnold Owens, Pastor. Sunday morning Church Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:55 a.m. Phone 626-0538. METHODIST EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST, 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling, IL 61081. David Jungniekel, Pastor. Fellowship 9:00; Sunday School 9:30; Worship 10:45. Handicap accessible and air conditioned. Phone: 815-626-0104. Web address: www.EastJordanUMC.org FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 501 Broadway Ave., Sterling; Rev. Paul Judd, pastor. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Elevator available. Air conditioning. Handicap accessible. Telephones: Church 815-625-0244 (fax-815-564-0302); Annex, 815626-1734; Loaves & Fishes breakfast, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m., FISH Pantry, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m., 815-626-1734. E-mail: DGPLQ#VWHUOLQJĂ&#x20AC;UVWXPFRUJ ROCK FALLS UNITED METHODIST, 210 4th Ave., Rock Falls, Richard Fassig, pastor; Julie Carrion, Youth Director. Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. Nursery provided during worship service. Sunday School resumes September 8th at 10:00am. Youth Group meets 2nd & 4th Sunday at 11:30 a.m.. Air Conditioned, Handicapped Accessible. Church phone: 815-625-0114. www.rockfallsumc.org UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 321 N. Holcomb Ave., Milledgeville, 225-7511. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rosa Yeonshin Lee. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 2nd Ave., and E. 10th St., Sterling, Pastor Paul Judd. Sunday morning worship and Camp Sonshine for children in 5th grade and under at 9:00a.m. Fellowship with coffee and snacks at 10:20a.m. Nursery provided during 9:00a.m. worship. Phone 1-815-626-7777. Trinity Food Pantry: call â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Good Neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for voucher at 1-815-625-5111. WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2200 16th Ave., Sterling, Pastor Nancy Weingartner. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Fully handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. Nursery provided. Contact Church 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH IRU TXHVWLRQV  TAMPICO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, (Two

blocks west of Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Welcomes Pastor Leanne Keate. Church phone 815438-6105; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (starting again in Sep); Sunday Church Service 10:30 a.m., Fellowship to follow. Need a ride? Call Terry 815-535-3665. COLETA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 112 North Main St., David Jungnickel, Pastor. Worship Hour: 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday School for All ages 10:30 a.m. Fully handicapped acessible and air conditioned. (Rides available, call 336-2226) NAZARENE FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 13th Ave., and 5th St., Sterling. Senior Pastor: Bob Hasselbring 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Worship Service; handicapped accessible; nursery providedatallservices.Phone:625-0864. LOST LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 90 W. Flagg Road, Dixon 815-6264732 (corner of Lowden and Flagg Road). Pastor: Bob Clardie; Sunday School 9 a.m.; Fellowship at 11 a.m.; Sunday Weekly Service 10:00 a.m. OPEN BIBLE FIRST OPEN BIBLE CHURCH, 2105 E. Rt. 30 Rock Falls. Rev. Les Funderberg, Pastor, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Super Church 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Youth Service - Beyond Belief Wed. 7:00 p.m. Phone: 625-1957 or 625-0414. UNITED PENTECOSTAL NEW LIFE TABERNACLE, Located on the Corner of E. 10th St. and Avenue D, Rock Falls. Rev. Carl B. Reese, Pastor. Sunday School and Morning Worship 10 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m. Church/Pastors Phone: 625-2926 PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 410 2nd Ave., A Heart for God in the Heart of Sterling. Pastor Christina Berry: Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. with childcare provided; Fellowship following worship. Christian Education for all ages 11 a.m. Building accessible to the handicapped for more information call 815-625-0452 or visit our Facebook & Become A Fan of )3& ZZZĂ&#x20AC;UVWSUHVE\WHULDQVWHUOLQJRUJ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 100 East Lincolnway, Morrison, Il. Rev. Michael Selburg. Phone 815-772-3510. Sunday School/Choir Rehearsal 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Coffee Hour 11:15 a.m. Monthly Communion. FREE Community Dinner 5:00-6:30 p.m. second and last Thursday of month. REFORMED BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1208 3rd Ave., Fulton, IL. Pastor Len Meinema. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday School for children and adults 9 a.m.; Youth group: Every other Sunday at 7:15 p.m.; Early Teen Ministries (ETM): Sunday at 4:30 p.m.; Prayer meeting at church every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH, Pastor Gary DeKoekkoek 23rd St. and 3rd Ave., Sterling. Worship, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:50 - 11:30; Nursery provided. &DOO WKH FKXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH IRU LQIRUmation and other organizations: 626-1816. www.bethelreformed.com SPRING VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH, 10960 Spring Valley Rd., Fulton, Il. 815-772-3554. Pastor Ralph Beidler. Worship 9:30am. Sunday School 11:00am. Outdoor Drive In Worship 7pm Mid May - Mid September. SALVATION ARMY SALVATION ARMY, 409 Ave. F, Sterling, Lt. Cindy Marquis, Corps OfĂ&#x20AC;FHU3DVWRU 6XQGD\ 6FKRRO DP Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.; Tuesday Night Bible Study: 6:00p.m.; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry on Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7:00p.m.; Kids Character Building Thursdays: 4:00 p.m.; Music Ministry Thursdays: 5:00 p.m.; Phone: 815-625-1622. Building handicapped accessible. Social Services - MondayFriday 9:00a.m.-Noon, and 1:00p.m.4:30p.m. Food Pantry-Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30p.m-3:30p.m. THE CHURCH OF GOD, INC. THE CHURCH OF GOD INC., La Iglesia de Dios Inc.; 119 W. Second St., Rock Falls, IL 61071 626-8419, y la Pastora Sonia Rico y congregacion te invita a sus servicios de adoracion a Dios, Martes, Miercoles, Viernes, y Sabados 7:00-9:00 p.m. Clases biblica de ninos Sabados 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Transportation disponible. 626-8419. NONDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1902 16th Ave., Sterling. Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study, 7 p.m. Phone: 625-2251. AMAZING GRACE OF STERLING, 512 Second Avenue, Sterling. Rev. Loren Schlomer, pastor. Saturday evening service 6 p.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m. Midweek service Wednesday 7 p.m. Kids church during Sunday services. 3KRQH  ZZZUHYLYDOĂ&#x20AC;UHVQHW

tic, phone 815-499-1895. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:00 a.m. ABIDING WORD CHURCH, an Associate of RHEMA Bible Church. Corner of 6th Avenue and Lynn Blvd., Sterling. Rev. Scott D. Porter, Sr. Pastor; Saturday Night service 6:00 p.m. Sunday Celebration service 10:00 a.m. Youth Group 7th thru 12th grade, Sunday 10 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry during all services. Phone 626-1827. Fax 626-6065. www.abidingwordchurch.org FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY, 3807 E. 23rd, Sterling, Brian Deseno, pastor. Sunday Services at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Night services at 7:00 SP +RPH2IĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  THE LIVING BREAD, 1003 GrisZROG 6WHUOLQJ ´$ 6SLULWĂ&#x20AC;OOHG %LEOH Fellowship,â&#x20AC;? Sunday 10:00 a.m. For youth and other meetings call 626-6941. CITY OF GOD, 530 W. Rt. 30, Rock Falls, an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evangelistic Spirit Filled Ministryâ&#x20AC;?, Larry Harts, Sr., Pastor. Associate Pastor, Marchet Harts. Youth Sundays ages 12-18. Sunday Worship and Praise 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bible Education Nightâ&#x20AC;? 6:45 p.m.; Nursery: birth to 3 yrs.; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry All Services 4 yrs.-11yrs. Phone 815-716-8057; FAX 716-8058 TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1407 Griswold Ave., Sterling. Frank Echebarria, pastor. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Thursday night 7:00; Saturday night 7:00 p.m. Phone 625-9377; Home phone 625-3420. RIVER VALLEY CHURCH, 417 E. 3rd Street, Sterling. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Night Worship Service 6:00 p.m.. Visitors welcome. Phone 626-2577. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 309 30th Avenue North, Clinton, Iowa. Sunday Services at 10:00 a.m., and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. For more information call 319-242-4972. wwws.geocities.com/unitarianclintonia FIREHOUSE OF GOD MINISTRIES, 306 5th Ave., Sterling. Pastor Brian Tribley. Phone 622-9490. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Community Light Program Free Meal Mon.-Fri. 5-6 p.m. Sat. Noon-1 p.m. SHALOM ASSEMBLY OF YAHWEH, Sabbath Meetings Sat. at 1:30 p.m.; Sabbath School Sat. at 4 p.m.; (815)718-1323. Pastor H.R. Castillo. wwwforhisname.com COWBOY CHURCH ON THE ROCK, at 106 Gaston St., Prairieville, Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m.; Food fellowship every Friday at 6 p.m.; Handicapped accessible - everyone welcome. Contact Richard Vanausdoll 815-718-2128 for more information. THE ROCK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Building Stronger Christians. 609 W. 3rd St., Suite 219, Sterling (Bazaar Americana building). For more information call 815-590-6923, ask for Lori. Sunday Prayer & Praise 9-9:30 a.m.; Bible Study/Worship Service 9:45 a.m.; Life Support 6:30 p.m.; Mon. Youth Group 7-8 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.); Tues. CPR-Constantly Practicing Recovery 7-8 p.m.; Wed. Steps of Life 10-11 a.m.; Bible Study 101 6-7 p.m.; Sat. Open Fellowship 6-10 p.m. CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH MORRISON, Meets Sundays at 10:00a.m. at MIT Auditorium 701 Portland Avenue, Morrison. Kidzlink (Birth-5th grade) During Sunday 6HUYLFH 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH ORFDWLRQ  : 0DLQ 6W Morrison, Phone 815-956-0090, Email morrison@crossroadscn.com Crave Students Ministries 201 W. Market Street, Morrison (Grade 6-12) Wednesday nights doors open at 6:30p.m. CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Avenue, Polo. 815.837.5255. Meeting Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 10AM whitepines@ crossroadscn.com Campus Pastor Chad Keeteman, Youth Pastor Jose Garcia. We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages and powerful video. Join us after services for coffee, snacks & fellowship. Kidzlink Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry (nursery-5th grade) during adult services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) Wednesday nights 7pm. Visit our website: www.crossroadscn.com ONEIGHTY CHURCH, 12590 Lawrence Road, Sterling. Paul Sheley, Pastor. Service, Sunday 10:00am. Wednesday 6:30pm. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry available during all services. Phone 815-632-3410.www.oneightychurch.org SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 498 IL RT. 2 (accross Brandywind) Sunday worship at 10am Nursery provided; Sunday evening Community Talk (nursery provided) 2 groups at 6pm. Check website for dates. 815-288-7000 website: saukchurch.com PADS PADS SHELTER, 111 E. 29th St., Sterling (North of Lynn Blvd.East of Rt. 40 across from Wahl Clipper) October 1 - May 30, 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. 815-626-2210

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DIXON | STERLING 53, AQUIN 34

Duchesses’ fight falls short Lutheran pulls away in fourth quarter BY PATRICK PETROSKY ppetrosky@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext 553

DIXON – The Dixon Duchesses fell 48-39 to Rockford Lutheran on Thursday in an opening-round game of the Dixon Tournament. But the score did not accurately depict the fight that Dixon (7-5) put up against a strong Lutheran (7-1) team. With a disadvantage in the height department, the Duchesses were right in the game with under 4 minutes to play. “I mean, we just wanted to defend the way we usually defend,” Dixon coach Luke Ravlin said. “It is no secret that we front the post and help on the back side. When we did that well, we were able to at least make their touches in the post difficult. When we didn’t do that as well, those touches came easier, and they have some girls that can make you pay for that.”

Star of the game: Brooke Bailey, Dixon, 20 points, 6 rebounds Key performers: Abby Woollacott, RL, 13 points; Kailyn Strawbridge, RL, 11 points Up next: Dixon tournament, Dixon vs. Earlville, 4:30 p.m. today The Dixon defense held tough, forcing Lutheran to take bad shots. Even more impressive was that the Duchesses accomplished this without junior Carly Hartle, who got into foul trouble early. Hartle made it difficult for 6-foot, 2-inch Lutheran sophomore Abby Woollacott to get anything going. Woollacott made the most of her time without Hartle on the floor, as a majority of her 13-point performance came while Hartle was on the bench. FIGHT CONTINUED ON B6 Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

Sterling’s Gabby Sandoval shoots during Thursday’s first-round game of the Dixon tournament against Aquin at Lancaster Gym. Sterling won 53-34.

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Dixon’s Tyler Smith (32) tries to get around Rockford Lutheran’s Kaylan Koehler during Thursday’s Dixon tournament game.

DIXON – The first quarter of Thursday’s first-round game of the Dixon tournament concluded with a pair of Aquin turnovers that turned into points on the opposite end for Sterling. The two baskets extended the Warriors’ lead out to double digits, and was indicative of the defense played by Sterling that led to a 53-34 win over the

defending 1A state champions. “We played a lot of very good teams at the Sterling Shootout,” Sterling guard Gabby Sandoval said. “Even though we didn’t win a lot of those games, we learned a lot. We wanted to come back and play well, and we did.” In the past, the key to beating Aquin was taking Sophie Brunner out of the game.

Star of the game: Gabby Sandoval, Aquin, 13 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals Key performers: Katie Stykel, Aquin, 11 points; Kaitlyn Bauer, Sterling, 17 points, 6 rebounds Up next: Dixon tournament – Sterling vs. Stillman Valley, 1:30 p.m. today

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Oregon answers Raiders’ comeback bids BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

STERLING – One of the biggest problems the Oregon Hawks have encountered this season is an inability to counter their opponents’ scoring spurts. They took a big step toward solving that Thursday evening at the 29th annual KSB/Newman Christmas Classic. The Hawks answered runs by AFC in both halves of a 65-48 victory. “We’ve been struggling to close games out,” Oregon coach Quinn Virgil said. “We had leads going into the fourth quarter twice at Forreston [tournament], and we just didn’t finish strong. But I felt we really did that today “It helped that we knocked down some shots,

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Star of the game: Jessie McKinley, Oregon, 22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists Up next: Newman tournament, today – Oregon vs. Aquin, 6 p.m.; AFC vs. Newman, 7:30 p.m. and I thought our zone defense in the fourth quarter really upset their rhythm.” The teams went back and forth early on, with Oregon (4-8) building a 14-7 lead before the Raiders (4-4) rallied to take a 19-18 lead late in the second period. OUT CONTINUED ON B5

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Rodgers back for Pack Green Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s star QB to take reins again Sunday BY GENARO C. ARMAS !03PORTS7RITER

GREEN BAY, Wis. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title. With no advance warning and little fanfare, the franchise quarterback received the long-awaited good news at the same time as the rest of his teammates Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a fun day for me, but I think the focus needs to be on this game and the opportunity we have to win the division,â&#x20AC;? Rodgers said. Soon enough. But the spotlight for now is squarely on the return of one of the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most irreplaceable players. Green Bay (7-7-1) is 2-5-1 since Rodgers went down during the first series of a 27-20 loss Nov. 4 to Chicago. The Packers have managed to hang on, with a shot to win a third straight division title with a victory Sunday at Soldier Field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start with the announcement that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re preparing for the Chicago Bears with Aaron Rodgers as our starting quarterback,â&#x20AC;? coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Thursday after practice. Win and Green Bay returns to Lambeau Field the following weekend to host a wild-card team in the first round of the playoffs.

Week 17 Green Bay Packers (7-7-1) at Chicago Bears (8-7) When:PM3UNDAY Where:3OLDIER&IELD Line:0ACKERSBY TV/Radio:&OX!At stake:7INNERWINS.&# .ORTHTITLELOSERISELIMINATED FROMPLAYOFFCONTENTION â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in it. You know we have a chance against our rivals, and what a better way than to go down there and get some redemption and host a home playoff game,â&#x20AC;? Rodgers said. The last two months have been filled with angst for Packers fans. Discussions about whether Rodgers should risk future injury or return to bolster Green Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playoff chances have filled sports talk radio shows and holiday office parties. Now imagine what it was like for the Packersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brass and team doctor. The organization made a big investment in Rodgers this past offseason, signing him to a 5-year contract extension through the 2019 season worth as much as $110 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every football player that plays in this game Sunday will have risk. I think we all understand that,â&#x20AC;? McCarthy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done our due diligence. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve

gone through all the evaluations and we feel it is time. Aaron is ready to play.â&#x20AC;? Finally at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, McCarthy gave the official word at a team meeting. No rousing speeches or rounds of applause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The scene? We were sitting in the team room and he told us,â&#x20AC;? Rodgers said matter-of-factly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the scene.â&#x20AC;? Rodgers is returning just when pass-rushing linebacker Clay Matthews is leaving the lineup again with a right thumb injury. Green Bay also has gone the majority of the season without tight end Jermichael Finley (neck). Projected starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga went down in training camp. Defensive end Johnny Jolly (shoulder/neck) was the latest Packer to get knocked out for the year last week. But Rodgersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; impending return wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only good injury news Thursday in Titletown. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy was held out of practice with a lingering ankle injury, though McCarthy expects his 1,100-yard rusher to play Sunday. Playmaking receiver Randall Cobb, out since Week 6 with a leg injury, is moving well in practice and appears to be getting closer to returning. While he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the final call, Cobb said â&#x20AC;&#x153;This week in practice, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going out and preparing to play.â&#x20AC;?

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Pittsburgh quarterback Chad Voytik scrambles during the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Bowling Green on Thursday in Detroit. Pittsburgh won 30-27.

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Conner rushes for Pitt bowl-record 229 yards in win BY NOAH TRISTER !03PORTS7RITER

DETROIT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bowling Green will have to settle for one big win at Ford Field in 2013. James Conner rushed for 229 yards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; breaking a Pittsburgh bowl record held by Tony Dorsett â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Chris Blewitt kicked a tiebreaking field goal with 1:17 remaining, lifting the Panthers to a 30-27 win over Bowling Green on Thursday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Bowling Green (10-4) had upset Northern Illinois in Detroit earlier this month in the Mid-American Conference title game, but Pitt turned out to be too powerful an adversary in the Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; return to the Motor City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were without question the most physical team we faced all season,â&#x20AC;? said Adam Scheier, Bowling Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interim coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The offensive line was tough, the running back was obviously a bear to tackle, and the whole defensive line was disruptive.â&#x20AC;? Scheier took over after Wake Forest hired coach Dave Clawson away from the Falcons. Scheier coached the bowl, but now Dino Babers takes over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus was never a problem,â&#x20AC;? Scheier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These seniors were so ready that we could have just rolled the ball out there, and they would have run the practices themselves.â&#x20AC;?

But Conner ran all over Bowling Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense, and fellow freshman Tyler Boyd gave Pitt (7-6) a boost with eight catches for 173 yards. Boyd also scored on a punt return in the first half. Bowling Green tied it at 17 when BooBoo Gates took the second-half kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. Dorsett rushed for 202 yards in Pittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1977. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s receiving record for a bowl came was set the next season; in a Gator Bowl win over Clemson, Gordon Jones had 163 yards receiving. Both marks fell Thursday. Conner rushed for 165 yards in the second half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had seen him on film, but he was mostly a short-yardage guy, so we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting that from him,â&#x20AC;? said Gates, a Bowling Green defensive back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was breaking tackles all over the place. I had one shot at him, and he slipped right out and I was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Whoa.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Conner helped Pitt overcome the loss of quarterback Tom Savage, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play after halftime because of a rib injury. Conner and the Panthers drove 51 yards in seven plays late in the fourth quarter to set up a 39-yard kick by Blewitt, who had missed from the same distance earlier. Aaron Donald, Pittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-American on the defensive line, helped thwart any last-ditch comeback

with a sack deep in Bowling Green territory. Chad Voytik relieved Savage and put Pitt ahead 27-20 with a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, but the Falcons tied it on Matt Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15-yard strike to Ryan Burbrink with 4:42 to play. Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 54-yard punt return gave the Panthers a 17-3 lead in the second quarter. Bowling Green rallied, tying it at 17 on the return by Gates to start the third. Bowling Green appeared to catch a break on the kick return by Gates. A tussle behind the play drew a flag as Gates approached the goal line, but officials ruled that the touchdown stood, with offsetting penalties after the play. The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl faces an uncertain future now that the Detroit Lions have decided to get in the bowl business and will host a game next season. If this game vanishes from the bowl lineup, this was an entertaining finale. Conner put Pitt ahead 7-3 with a 15-yard scoring run near the end of the first quarter. Boyd nearly lost his balance trying to stay in bounds at the end of his punt return, but he was able to reach the end zone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew I had to stay in bounds, because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not in the goalline package,â&#x20AC;? Boyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So if I stepped out, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a chance to score.â&#x20AC;?

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Brunner, however, is now playing at Arizona State. The key this year is to stop junior guard Haley Chang. That responsibility fell to Sandoval. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had seen that Haley Chang had scored over 20 points in a lot of their games,â&#x20AC;? Sterling coach Julie Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the nice thing about having Gabby on the team. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a luxury to have a girl you can put on the best player and know they are going to stick on that person like Gabby can.â&#x20AC;? Chang was held to nine points on 4-for-15 shooting from the field. The Bulldogs (7-6) had few stints where they were able to get shots to fall, and ended up shooting 15-for-42 (36 percent). â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they started to make a few more, we would come up and pressure them more,â&#x20AC;? Sandoval said. Sterling (8-6) seized full control in the last 4 minutes of the second quarter, after Aquin had cut the lead to three points at 16-13. Sandoval then scored the next five points to start a 13-0 run by the Warriors to close the half. Sandoval had 11 of her 13 points in the first half; she also had four assists and

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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brooke Williams shoots over Aquinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elisabeth Klueg during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at the Dixon tournament. Sterling won 53-34. two steals. She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only Warrior to start strong. Kaitlyn Bauer scored eight points in the first quarter alone, and finished with a game-high 17 points. She also had six rebounds. Kiarra Harris didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attempt a shot in the first half, letting her passing and defense do the work. She finished with eight points, five assists and five steals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really happy with

how sharp we came out playing,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had lost a few games in a row, and because of the holiday, we hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played in 4 days. You never know how thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to affect a team, but they came out with good energy.â&#x20AC;? Aquin went on an 8-0 run to conclude the third quarter, but that only pulled it as close as 14 points at 43-29. Katie Stykel led Aquin

with 11 points. The comfortable lead helped the short-handed Warriors catch their breath. With Rashel Robinson out with an injury, the team dressed only eight players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a small group,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but the nice part about it is that each girl is going to get a lot minutes. We can rely on each one of them to come in and do the job.â&#x20AC;?


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Huskies tamed by Utah State Lynch, NIU struggle mightily BY IVAN CARTER #HICAGO4RIBUNE

SAN DIEGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Northern Illinois had the recordsetting Heisman-trophy candidate at quarterback and has piled up bowl appearances along with wins in recent seasons. None of that mattered Thursday night during a frustrating 21-14 loss to Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium.

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Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch throws a pass against Utah State during the first half of the Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday night in San Diego. Jordan Lynch, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy race, fumbled once, threw a third-quarter interception that set up a Utah Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

go-ahead score, and generally looked nothing like the Superman who dominated opponents so often the last two seasons. The Huskies averaged

41.6 points per game on the season, but the 14 points were by far a season low. The previous low mark came in a crushing 47-27 loss to Bowling Green in the MAC championship game, a loss which prevented the Huskies from making a second straight BCS bowl game appearance. The Huskies, who had hoped to finish with a program-best 13th win, struggled in other areas as well. Punter Tyler Wedel shanked his first attempt of the night for a paltry 17 yards, and kicker Matthew Sims missed field goals of 37 and 29 yards.

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FIELDCREST 66, ROCK FALLS 58 ROCK FALLS (3-6) #ONNOR #AIN     !USTIN $ONOHO    #ORY-C#ALLISTER  *AMES -C&ADDEN     4ANNER -ORTENSON     *ACOB -AMMOSSER     $AE GAN7HARFF  #ASEY!NGER  4ANNER$EAN  !ARON&RANK  Totals: 25 5-16 58. FIELDCREST !NTHONE2OGERS  'RANT*OCHUMS   -ATTHEW-ODRO  "ILLY -OLINE     $YLAN -C#AW     $REW"ARTH  2YAN"ARTH  Totals: 24 16-19 66. &IELDCREST   Â&#x2C6; 2OCK&ALLS   Â&#x2C6; 3sn2OCK&ALLS-C#ALLISTER -C&AD DEN &IELDCREST-C#AW "ARTH  Erie tournament

KNOXVILLE 62, MORRISON 43 MORRISON +OLLIN"URN  4RISTON(UIZENGA   .OAH (OGUE     +ALEB #HURCH    +YLE6ANDERLEEST  (UNTER (AMSTRA     3COTT &ERRY     Totals: 20 0-3 43. KNOXVILLE (ERSHKOWITZ     "ENEDICT     3ANDOVAL     (OUSTON     (UMME  (ALE  3TRODE  Totals: 25 7-11 62. -ORRISON     Â&#x2C6;  +NOXVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn-ORRISON(OGE &ERRY +NOXVILLE (OUSTON (ALE 3TRODE 

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STARK COUNTY 53, ERIE 41 STARK COUNTY #OLE6ANDAELE  *OE#HARVAT   *AKE "ERCHTOLD     2YAN $AUM     #OLTON 3ENDERS     #HAD 3TOCKING  )AN$AVIS  4HORIN (ICKS  ,OGAN(OLLIS  4YLER $ORSEY Totals: 21 4-6 53. ERIE (0-9) !NDREW9OUNG  +OBY+UHNEN   .ICH7ILDT  *ORDAN#HANDLER   !NDREW0YSE  +ALLEN*EPSON   3EAN-ALONEY  "RANDON (EPPNER  #OLTEN+LOCKENGA   +ENNETH#OLE  /WEN-C#ON NELL Totals: 17 5-8 41. 3TARK#OUNTY     Â&#x2C6;  %RIE     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3TARK #OUNTY  $AUM  (OLLIS  "ERCHTOLD 6ANDAELE %RIE7ILDT 

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STOCKTON 57, BUREAU VALLEY 56 BUREAU VALLEY (6-6) !LEX *OHNSON     4OMMY *OHNSTON     0AYTON 3HIPP     0ARKER .EUHALFEN     "LAKE "ALENSIEFEN    2YAN9OUNG  *OSH-EAD   $AVID-ILLER  Totals: 22 9-16 56. STOCKTON (3-4) 7ILL(EIDENREICH  3AM6EN(UIZEN   4ONY"ALTIERRA  4REY4IMPE   #AMERON5PMANN  !RIC *ORDAN     *ACE 3PRINGER     2EESE6ANDERHEYDEN Totals: 21 10-16 57. "UREAU6ALLEY     Â&#x2C6;  3TOCKTON     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"UREAU6ALLEY-ILLER .EUHALFEN 3TOCKTON4IMPE (EIDENREICH 

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FULTON 72, PEARL CITY 53 PEARL CITY ,OTT  /LLIE +LUCK  7INGERT  "OLL  *ACOBS    ,IEB     3MARGIASSI     3HERIFF Totals: 20 9-15 53. FULTON -ATT$AIL  #ODY#ROSTHWAITE   3ETH3ANDERSON  *ASON/SBORN   "REVIN-ASON  $EVIN+UEHL   :ACH"ARBER  #ODY(UFF   +YLE(UEBNER  0AUL6ELAS CO  *AKE7ILLGING  #OLLIN 0UCKETT  +YLE-ATTHEWS  !LEX"ARBE  #ORY7IERSEMA   ,UCAS 7IEBENGA     Totals: 22 23-29 72. 0EARL#ITY     Â&#x2C6;  &ULTON     Â&#x2C6;  3sn0#"OLL +LUCK /LLIE 7INGERT &UL TON:"ARBER $AIL (UEBNER 

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EASTLAND 69, AMBOY 42 AMBOY 3KYLAR7HEELER  #ORY3HAW  3AM+LEIN  4RISTAN$ICKEY  ,OGAN4HAKE  *ORDAN%RNST  $AMON1UEST  ,IAM/HLENDORF   %THAN3HAW  7ILL#ROWNHART     +YLE +EMMERER     !USTIN (ENKEL Totals: 15 8-17 42. EASTLAND $ALTON3HANER  $EVIN(ARTMAN   -ARSHALL&INK  3KYLAR0AUL SON  "LAKE*ANSSEN  %RIC 3CHANEY     6ALDET 3EFERI     4YLER-C,AIN  *OSH(AYAG  *ACOB2EUSCHER  "RIGHTHEN(AVER LAND Totals: 27 10-24 69. !MBOY     Â&#x2C6;  %ASTLAND     Â&#x2C6;  3sn!MBOY1UEST 4HAKE %ASTLAND 3EFERI 0AULSON 2EUSCHER 3CHANEY 

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TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP

Comets cruise to 10th win Dukes, Rockets fall; Mustangs, Storm split at Erie "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

The Newman Comets ran away and hid from Durand at the KSB/ Newman Christmas Classic on Thursday night, cruising to an 82-48 victory. Newman led 20-11 after one quarter and 45-19 at halftime. Noah McCarty had 15 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks for the Comets (10-0), while John Payan hit three 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. A.J. Sharp also hit three 3s, scoring 11 points, and Lars Roleder scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter. Ethan Chandler led the Bulldogs (4-6) with 12 points, while Rhyse Evenson added 10 points and six rebounds. Plano tournament Yorkville 65, Dixon 61: The Dukes dropped a nip-and-tuck affair in Plano, suffering their first defeat of the season. Cal Jarrett had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Dixon (10-1), while Kyle LeBlanc added 14 points. Laron Carr finished with 13 points, five steals and a block, while Isaiah Roby chipped in 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Josh Bondurant paced the Foxes (7-3) with 16 points, with Cedric Payne adding 13 points and three assists. Kyle Shimp (11 points, 7 rebounds) and King Davis (10 points, 6 rebounds) also hit double figures for Yorkville. State Farm Classic Fieldcrest 66, Rock Falls 58: The Rockets battled back from a 39-26 halftime deficit with a 22-11 thirdquarter run, but fell short at Normal West High School. Connor Cain scored 15 points, and Austin Donoho and Cory McCallister added 10 each for Rock Falls (3-6). Grant Jochumsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gamehigh 18 points paced Fieldcrest. Erie tournament Morrison 43, Lena-Winslow 42:

The Mustangs overcame a 37-30 deficit heading into the fourth quarter. Hunter Hamstra scored a gamehigh 20 points for Morrison (5-7). Knoxville 62, Morrison 43: Tyler

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Brian Cavanaugh 0OLO  POINTSINWINOVER7ARREN Zach Barber &ULTON POINTS INWINOVER0EARL#ITY Matt Dail &ULTON POINTS   POINTERSINLOSSTO0OLO Dalton Shaner %ASTLAND  POINTSINWINOVER!NNAWAN Hunter Hamstra -ORRISON  POINTSINWINOVER,ENA 7INSLOW Ethan Howard 0ROPHETSTOWN POINTSINWINOVER!NNAWAN

scored 14 points to lead the Storm (7-6). Noah Clarke had 23 points for Orion. Eastland tournament Fulton 72, Pearl City 53: Zach Barber scored 25 points to lead the Steamers past the Wolves. Kyle Huebner added 16 points for Fulton, which overcame a 22-14 deficit after one quarter. Polo 71, Fulton 61, OT: The Marcos came back from a 49-39 deficit after three quarters to beat the Steamers, who knocked down 12 3-pointers. Polo (10-1) outscored Fulton 14-4 in overtime. Max Simmons led the Marcos with 18 points. Zach Quaco added 16. Matt Dail drained seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points to pace Fulton (9-2), which also got 20 points from Zach Barber. Polo 62, Warren 50: Brian Cavanaugh erupted for a game-high 27 points as the Marcos defeated the Warriors. Brad Cavanaugh added 11 points and AJ Dollmeyer 10 for Polo, which trailed 25-23 at the half. Eastland 69, Amboy 42: The Cougars won their own tourney opener, getting 16 points from Skylar Paulson in besting the Clippers. Brighten Haverland and Dalton Shaner added 10 points apiece for Eastland. Damon Quest led Amboy with 15 points.

Houstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 32-point performance led the Blue Bullets to the lopsided win. Scott Ferry and Kaleb Church scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Mustangs. Stark County 53, Erie 41: The Cardinals were outscored 31-19 in the second and third quarters in a game at the Warkins Classic. Erie (0-9) had four players score, as Kenneth Cole had 11 points, and Nich Wildt, Sean Maloney, and Owen McConnell each scored 10. Jake Berchtold and Ryan Daum both scored 11 points for Stark County. Wethersfield 75, Erie 49: The Cardinals never got on track against the Geese to fall to 0-2 at the Warkins Classic. Cole led the way with 17 points, and Wildt added 12 points. Prophetstown 68, Amboy 41: Trevor Lay made five 3-pointers Ethan Howard scored 12 points, and scored 29 points. while Seth Cady and Josh Sigel Stockton 57, Bureau Valley 56: scored 11 apiece to lead the ProphThe Storm started slowly, but ets (3-5) past the Clippers. nearly rallied back in the fourth Quest hit five 3s and scored 19 quarter at the Warkins Classic. points to lead Amboy (1-8). Parker Neuhalfen had 19 points Prophetstown 42, Annawan 36: for Bureau Valley (6-6), which Howard scored a game-high 20 trailed 26-17 at half. Tommy John- points to lead the Prophets past ston and David Miller each added the Braves. 12 points for the Storm. Prophetstown trailed 20-16 at the Trey Timpe had 18 points, and half before outscoring Annawan Jace Springer had 17 points for 16-3 in the third quarter to take a Stockton (3-4). 32-23 lead into the fourth quarter. Bureau Valley 71, Orion 56: The Eastland 59, Annawan 46: Shaner Storm outscored the Chargers scored a game-high 22 points to 48-32 in the second half to break lead the Cougars past the Braves. Paulson added 10 points for Easteven for the day. Johnston and Josh Mead both land (7-1).

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But the Hawks scored the final six points of the first half, then opened the second half with a pull-up jumper by Jessie McKinley and a 3-pointer from the wing by Donovan Roby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both after offensive rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for a 29-19 margin. AFC, playing without main outside threat Bret Gittleson after he was hit in the head late in the first quarter, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about to let up. Trailing 33-21 after a pair of inside baskets by Billy Heeg, the Raiders went down low to mount their comeback. Troy Mairs and Kevin Kurz accounted for all 15 AFC points in the third period â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all in the paint â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as the Raiders cut the 12-point deficit to one (35-34) inside the final minute of the quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kevin and I decided we needed to take control of the game,â&#x20AC;? Mairs said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we dialed in all the way mentally to get us back in it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not very deep, and fatigue kind of set in for us in the fourth quarter. They stepped up when they needed to, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the defense we needed to keep the pressure on them.â&#x20AC;? Adam Bettnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two free throws closed out the third quarter, then Heegâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseline cut was rewarded by Bettnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pass for the first basket of the fourth. A step-back 3 by Trevor Otten, then a Heeg jumper and back-to-back three-point plays by McKinley pushed the margin to double digits at 50-39. Oregon led by at least nine points the rest of the way, hitting nine of its 13 fourth-quarter shots and making five of seven free-throw attempts over the final 3 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew they had to be getting tired, especially because their two big guys played almost the whole game,â&#x20AC;? McKinley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we got out and ran the court, looked to attack the basket in our half-court offense, and we finally were able to come back and beat a team after they had come back against us a couple of times.â&#x20AC;? McKinley led the Hawks with 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Heeg added 15 points and three assists, while Otten finished with 11 points and

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AFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Troy Mairs (background) blocks the shot of Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jarrick Orstead (11) while the Raidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kevin Kurz (33) defends during their KSB/Newman Christmas Classic game Thursday. Oregon won 65-48. two steals. Nine different Oregon players scored in the game. AFC warmed up after shooting 2-for-16 (12.5 percent) in the first quarter, hit just one of its 18 3-point shots. Mairs had game highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds, while stuffing the stat sheet with two assists, two steals and a block. Kurz added 17 points, five rebounds and two steals,

and David Zinke finished with five points, eight boards and five assists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought our big guys, Troy and Kevin, played tremendous tonight,â&#x20AC;? AFC coach Russ Zick said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get much from the perimeter to complement them. I was impressed with Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resiliency, and they really spread their lead out on us down the stretch.â&#x20AC;?


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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Friday, December 27, 2013

ROUNDUP

Hake hits game-winner Eastland beats Pekin on jumper with 5 seconds left By SVM Sports Staff

Lakin Goodman poured in 22 points for Morrison (8-6), while Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon, Ashley Greul added 10. Kaitlyn 29 points Reusch paced the Indians (4-5) with nine points. Alisyn Essex, AFC, 23 points Wethersfield 49, Fulton 42: The Lakin Goodman, Morrison, Steamers trailed by four at half22 points time, then were outscored 24-21 Hannah Hake, Eastland, 21 after the break at Erie. points, hit game-winning shot Jordan Price scored 12 for Fulton (2-10), and Autumn Hutton State Farm Classic added eight. Kristen Parsons had St. Thomas More 71, Newman 26 points for the Geese. 38: The Comets fell behind 22-13 after one quarter to the top-ranked Prophetstown tournament 2A team, and could not catch back Prophetstown 64, West Carroll up at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. 28: The Prophets raced to a 22-5 Julie Hurd led Newman (3-7) advantage after one quarter and with 10 points. The Comets will cruised past the Thunder. play Prairie Central at 9:30 a.m. Kaeli Kovarik scored 11 of her today in the consolation bracket. game-high 13 points in the fourth Lexi Wallen had 20 points for St. quarter to pace Prophetstown Thomas More. (14-2). Teammate Kassi Henrekin Brimfield 64, Rock Falls 28: The added nine points, while Shelby Rockets trailed 23-10 after one Adams and Clare Kramer scored quarter, then were outscored eight apiece. 41-18 the rest of the way at the Abby Maike led West Carroll Shirk Center. (3-9) with 12 points. Chelsi Blair and Terrisa Willett Prophetstown 45, Rockford Amboy tournament scored six points each for Rock Christian 26: The Prophets blew AFC 63, Midland 41: Alisyn Essex Falls (6-7). Hannah Wallace finpoured in a game-high 23 points ished with 23 points for Brimfield. open a close game at halftime with a 30-14 scoring edge in the second as the Raiders rolled. half. Essex, who scored 13 points in Corrie Reiley scored 14 points, Erie tournament the first quarter, hit five 3-pointers. Allison Prestegaard added 10 Erie 52, Galva 34: Rachel Cobert and Kramer added 10 for Prophscored 13 points, and her older sis- etstown. Lexi Landquist and Jayla points for AFC (9-2). Amboy 41, Somonauk 22 : ter Courtney added 12 to lead the Penney scored eight points apiece for the Royal Lions. Kaitlyn Liebing scored a game- Cardinals to the win. Erie (6-4) outscored Galva 18-4 in Orion 73, West Carroll 48: The high 15 points to lead the Clippers the second quarter to take control. Chargers jumped out a 25-8 lead to victory. Morrison 49, Stockton 28: The and never looked back in a pool Amboy (7-4), which overcame a 7-2 deficit after one quarter, also Fillies led 16-2 after one quarter play game. got eight points from Delaney and never looked back in an easy Maike led West Carroll (3-10) with 17 points. Wilhelm. win in Erie. Hannah Hake hit a 10-foot jumper with 5 seconds left to give Eastland a 59-57 win over Pekin in the first round of the Dixon tournament on Thursday at Lancaster Gym. Hake scored 21 points in leading the Cougars (12-1) to a secondround game against United Township at 6 p.m. today. The Cougars led for most of the game before Pekin made a charge with 21 points in the fourth quarter. Lexis Macomber added 14 points. Kennedy Pollman had 12 points, and Abigail Lowman had 10 points for Pekin Oregon 62, Rochelle 46: Sam Lambrigtsen poured in 29 points as the Hawks downed the Hubs. Oregon (10-4) trailed 12-10 after one quarter, but led 28-22 at the half and 48-36 after three quarters. McKaylee Beeter added nine points for the Hawks.

Thursday’s stars

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Sterling’s Kaitlyn Bauer shoots over an Aquin defender during the Warriors’ 53-34 win on Thursday at the Dixon tournament. Bauer had 17 points in the win.

THURSDAY’S TOURNAMENT BOXES Dixon tournament Thursday’s results

STERLING 53, AQUIN 34 AQUIN (7-6) Rachel Harn 3-9 0-1 6, Hailey Trumna 0-1 0-0 0, Erin Glick 0-0 0-0 0, Haley Chang 4-15 0-1 9, Danielle Monroe 0-1 0-0 0, Cassidy Arndt 2-3 0-0 4, Madelyn Reining 0-2 0-0 0, Elisabeth Klueg 2-4 0-2 4, Katie Stykel 4-7 0-0 11. Totals: 15-42 0-4 34. STERLING (8-6) Brooke Williams 3-3 0-0 6, Carolynn Hammelman 2-3 0-0 4, Gabby Sandoval 6-12 0-0 13, Kayleen Terrock 1-3 0-0 3, Halie Robinson 1-2 0-0 2, Denajha Phillips 0-1 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Bauer 7-14 3-6 17, Kiarra Harris 3-4 2-5 8. Totals: 23-42 5-11 53 Aquin 4 9 16 5 — 34 Sterling 15 14 14 10 — 53 3s – Aquin 4-18 (Stykel 3-6, Chang 1-5, Harn 0-4, Reining 0-2, Trumna 0-1), Sterling 2-6 (Terrock 1-2, Sandoval 1-4). Rebounds – Aquin 22 (Klueg 6), Sterling 24 (Bauer 6). Assists – Aquin 4 (Harn, Reining, Chang, Stykel), Sterling 10 (Harris 5). Blocks – Aquin 2 (Arndt, Stykel), Sterling 2 (Harris, Terrock). Steals – Aquin 8 (Stykel 3), Sterling 10 (Harris 5). Turnovers – Aquin 16, Sterling 15. Fouls – Aquin 12, Sterling 9.

LUTHERAN 48, DIXON 39 Dixon (7-5) Katie Provo 0-0 0-0 0, Maggie Provo 0-2 1-2 1, Brooke Bailey 8-18 1-6 20, Maggie Bushman 1-5 0-0 2, Jade Glenn 1-2 1-2 3, Brittani Sohn 0-1 1-2 1, Carly Hartle 3-7 2-6 8, Tyler Smith 0-3 2-2 2, Katie Dewey 1-2 0-0 2, Becca Drezen 0-0 0-0 0, Isabelle Shiaras 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 13-40 8-20 39. LUTHERAN (7-1) Sophie Long 0-0 0-0 0, Mikayla Koehler 2-4 0-0 4, Ashley Kerestes 3-11 0-0 7, Baillie McGirk 1-4 3-4 5, Kaitlyn Stradtmann 0-1 0-0 0, Olivia Cattage 1-1 1-2 3, Kailyn Strawbridge 5-13 0-1 11, Breyonna Williams 1-5 0-0 2, Rachel Milani 0-2 1-2 1, Abby Woolacott 7-10 1-3 15. Totals: 20-51 6-12 48. Lutheran 8 17 6 17 — 48 Dixon 9 8 12 10 — 39 Rebounds – Dixon 30 (Bailey 6, Bushman 6, Hartle 6, Sohn 5, Smith 3, Maggie Provo 3), Lutheran 27 (Kerestes 6, Strawbridge 6). 3s – Dixon 3-9 (Bailey 3), Lutheran 2-7 (Strawbridge, Kesrestes).

OREGON 62, ROCHELLE 46 ROCHELLE Speed 1 0-0 2, Meiners 3 2-2 8, Harms 0 0-0 0, Wooten 1 1-3 3, Gould 8 4-5 20, Thomas 0 0-0 0, Spein 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Murphy 6 1-3 13, Carpenter 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 8-13 46. OREGON (10-4) Sam Lambrigtsen 12 4-8 29, McKaylee Beeter 2 3-4 9, Emylyn Wright 2 2-2 6, McCahl Sanders 0 0-0 0, Kelci Foss 0 0-0 0, Madeline Sanders 1 3-4 5, Kimmie Janke 1 2-4 4, Kaitlin Oltmanns 0 1-2 1, Megan Boehle 2 0-0 5, Kelsy Pudlas 1 1-1 3. Totals: 21 16-25 62. Rochelle 12 10 14 10 — 46 Oregon 10 18 20 14 — 62 3s – Oregon 4 (Beeter 2, Lambrigtsen, Oltmanns).

Erie tournament

ERIE 52, GALVA 34 GALVA Gibbs 2 0-0 4, Jeffries 3 0-0 6, Rux 1 0-0 2, O’Riley 4 0-3 8, DeSmit 4 0-0 8, Williams 1 0-0 2, Corkill 1 0-0 2, Meyer 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17 0-3 34. ERIE (6-4) Caitlin Maloney 1 0-0 2, Bailee Classen 3 2-2 8, Courtney Cobert 5 1-3 12, Leela Parrish 0 1-2 1, Lexi Floming 1 2-2 4, Rachel Cobert 6 1-3 13, Bryce McCormick 1 4-6 6, Laykin Miner 1 4-6 6, Emily Cox 0 0-0 0, Katlyn Weber 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 15-24 52. Galva 8 4 12 10 — 34 Erie 7 18 16 11 — 52 3s – Erie 1 (C. Cobert).

WETHERSFIELD 49, FULTON 42 WETHERSFIELD Jenni Eastman 0 0-0 0, Ali Kazubowski 5 0-0 14, Anna Jontz 0 0-0 0, Lauren Schmidt 2 2-2 6, Anissa Jackson 0 2-4 2, McKenzie Hoogerwerf 0 1-2 1, Kristen Parson 7 7-11 26. Totals: 14 13-19 49. FULTON (2-10) Averi Leitzen 2 2-4 7, Betsy Leonard 3 0-0 6, Autumn Hutton 4 0-0 8, Kerrigan Enloe 2 1-2 5, Camerin Huizenga 2 0-0 4, Biranna McDaniel 0 0-0 0, Jordan Price 5 2-3 12. Totals: 18 5-9 42. Wethersfield 13 12 11 13 — 49 Fulton 11 10 7 14 — 42 3s – Fulton 1 (Leitsen), Wethersfield 9 (Parsons 5, Kazubowski 4).

MORRISON 49, SOTCKTON 28 MORRISON (8-6) Emma Melton 3 0-0 6, Brandi Hosford 1 1-2 3, Ashley Greul 5 0-0 10, Rachel Davis 0 0-0 0, Adreinne Banks 3 0-0 6, Lakin Goodman 10 1-1 22, ALlie Kuehl 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Canales 0 0-0 0, Kassidee Church 0 0-0 0, Sitzmore 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23 2-3 49. STOCKTON (4-5) C Haas 1 0-0 2, Kristen Krippendorf 3 0-0 6, Ryley Schubert 2 0-0 4, Kaitlyn Reusch 4 0-0 9, Kaila Haas 1 3-4 5, Alexzandra Johnson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12 3-4 28. Stockton 2 7 6 13 — 28 Morrison 16 5 17 11 — 49 3s – Morrison 1 (Goodman), Stockton 1 (Reusch). Prophetstown tournament

PROPHETSTOWN 64, WEST CARROLL 28 WEST CARROLL (3-9) Allysha Hrovat 1 1-2 3, Rachel Dykstra 1 0-0 2, Tre Baisden 0 1-2 1, Abby Maike 4 4-6 12, Hayley Guilinger 2 0-0 4, Demi Hess 1 0-0 2, Bailey Durward 1 0-0 2, Christy Ralston 0 0-0 0, Sabrina Seidemann-Buckwalter 0 0-0 0, Shawna Lott 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11 6-10 28. PROPHETSTOWN (14-2) Kassi Henrekin 4 0-0 9, Kaeli Kovarik 5 1-1 13, Corrie Reiley 2 0-0 4, Heather Strike 2 0-0 5, Calya Crane 1 0-0 2, Karlie Stafford 3 0-1 6, Shelby Adams 3 0-0 8, Cydney Westen 2 0-0 4, Brooke Remley 2 0-2 5, Clare Kramer 4 0-0 8. Totals: 28 1-4 64. West Carroll 5 5 13 5 — 28 Prophetstown 22 11 12 19 — 64 3s – Prophetstown 7 (Adams 2, Kovarik 2, Henrekin, Remley, Strike).

EASTLAND 59, PEKIN 57 PEKIN Elish Morrissey 2 4-6 9, Sydney Diekhoff 2 2-4 6, Morgan Chitwood 2 1-2 5, Jenna Rittenhouse 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Pollman 5 2-3 12, Abigail Lowman 0 10-12 10, Jesse Ulrich 1 4-4 6, Hanna Drowns 0 0-0 0, Haylie Yeley 0 2-6 2, Lexie Yelely 3 0-1 7. Totals: 15 25-38 57 EASTLAND (12-1) Kiley Carroll 0 0-0 0, Breah Bookman 1 2-4 4, Izy Todd 2 0-0 4, Mackenzie Doubler 0 0-3 0, Courtney Walker 2 0-0 5, Annie Forster 0 0-0 0, Hannah Hake 7 5-9 21, Megan Janssen 0 2-3 2, Miranda Grisham 1 3-3 5, Lexis Macomber 6 2-4 14, Whitney Runkle 2 0-0 4. Totals: 21 14-26 59 Pekin 6 13 17 21 — 57 Eastland 14 13 14 18 — 59 3s – Pekin 2 (Morrissey, Lexie Yelely), Eastland 1 (Walker). Amboy tournament

AFC 63, MIDLAND 41

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Dixon’s Brittani Sohn (21) passes the ball to Brooke Bailey (left) during the Duchesses’ game against Rockford Lutheran on Thursday at Lancaster Gym. Dixon lost the first-round game of the Dixon tournament 48-39.

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Lutheran closed the last 2:30 of the first half on a 7-0 run, and Dixon trailed 25-17 going into the locker room. Out of the locker room, a jumper from junior Maggie Bushman, sandwiched between a free throw and layup by Hartle, pulled the Duchesses within three with 5:40 left in the third. The dogfight continued, and the Duchesses had a chance to tie the score late in the third. With the score at 31-29

in favor of the Crusaders, Dixon had possession of the ball with under 30 seconds left. A broken play resulted in a turnover for Dixon, but no harm was done, as the clock expired before Lutheran could get a shot off. A quick bucket by Woollacott was answered by back-to-back buckets by Dixon senior Brooke Bailey. Her second basket came after she pulled a board down on the defensive end, and took it coast-to-coast to knot the score up at 33 apiece. A 3-pointer from Lutheran freshman

Ashley Kerestes answered Bailey’s layup, which sparked a 6-0 run by the Crusaders. Bailey stopped the bleeding with a 3 of her own with 4 minutes remaining. A free throw from junior Brittani Sohn followed up Bailey’s 3, to pull Dixon closer, trailing only 39-37 with 3:40 left. Missed free throws by Dixon added up to a 9-0 run by the Crusaders, until Bailey hit a floater in the lane with 15 seconds left. The Duchesses went 1-for-8 from the line in the final stanza, and struggled to find any

other offense. “I just think that when you’re playing a really good team,” said Ravlin, “you have to stay simple. Stick to the things you know and have been taught, and play as hard as you can. “I think in the fourth quarter, we hit some spots where maybe a shot didn’t fall, or a call didn’t go our way, and we didn’t execute the next play as well as we could’ve. We kind of stuck with those mistakes a little too long. When you’re playing a good club, they’ll hurt you, and they did. They took advantage.”

AFC (9-2) Krista Beach 3 0-2 6, Allison Prestegaard 5 0-0 10, Lauren Heal 0 0-2 0, Courtney Vivian 0 1-4 1, Kayla Colwell 3 0-1 7, Cassidy Koning 2 0-0 6, Lauren Meurer 1 1-4 4, Hope Friday 1 0-0 2, Caitlin Berogan 2 0-1 4, Bekki Matson 0 0-0 0, Allison Essex 7 4-4 23. Totals: 24 6-18 63. MIDLAND Am. Bogner 1 0-0 2, Foster 3 6-6 13, Bessler 6 3-5 15, Russell 2 0-2 5, Strong 0 0-0 0, Toepper 2 2-3 6, An. Bogner 0 0-1 0. Totals: 14 11-17 41. AFC 22 12 19 10 — 63 Midland 9 9 17 6 — 41 3s – AFC 9 (Essex 5, Koning 2, Colwell, Meurer), Midland 2 (Foster, Russell).

AMBOY 41, SOMONAUK 22 SOMONAUK L. Rabe 0 0-0 0, Bentley 1 0-0 2, Jackson 1 1-3 3, N. Rabe 2 0-0 5, Kawall 2 2-3 4, Fall 1 0-2 2, Brummel 2 0-0 4. Totals: 9 3-8 22. AMBOY (7-4) Kennedy Dinges 0 2-4 2, Micaela McCoy 2 0-0 4, Kaitlyn Liebing 6 3-10 15, Elizabeth Ortgiesen 3 0-0 6, Madeline Ely 0 0-0 0, Joanna Fredericks 1 0-0 2, Jennifer Boyle 1 0-0 2, Delaney Wilhelm 4 0-0 8, Hallie Nauman 1 0-1 2, Karlee Doege 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 5-15 41. Somonauk 7 3 6 6 — 22 Amboy 2 18 12 9 — 41 3s – Somonauk 1 (N. Rabe). State Farm Classic

ST. THOMAS MORE 71, NEWMAN 38 NEWMAN (3-7) Sarah Trujillo 1 1-2 3, Julie Hurd 3 4-4 10, Kayci Howell 1 0-0 2, Aubree Schmitt 1 1-1 3, Bree deLong 2 0-1 4, Mary Alice Oswalt 4 0-0 8, Alani Cook 1 0-0 2, Elexia Sanders 3 0-2 6. Totals: 16 6-10 38 ST. THOMAS MORE Randa Harshbarger 1 2-2 4, Hannah Murray 1 0-0 3, Elizabeth Barstow 5 4-7 14, Eliza Kramer 2 1-2 6, Courtney Wax 3 0-0 6, Lauren Croft 1 0-0 2, Tori McCoy 6 0-0 12, Lexi Wallen 9 1-2 20, Leah Allison 1 0-0 2, Madison McCoy 1 0-0 2. Totals: 30 8-13 71 Newman 13 13 12 0 — 38 St. Thomas More 22 17 27 5 — 71 3s – St. Thomas More 3 (Murray, Kramer, Wallen)

PROPHETSTOWN 45, ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN 26 R. CHRISTIAN Sydnie Smith 0 0-0 0, Lexi Landquist 3 0-0 8, Sierra Riley 1 1-2 4, Katie Childs 0 0-0 0, Jackie Landquist 1 0-0 2, Jenica Bates 0 0-0 0, Jayla Penney 4 0-0 8, Hailey Kittle 0 4-6 4, Anne Harris 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 5-8 26. PROPHETSTOWN Kassi Henrekin 1 0-0 2, Kaeli Kovarik 0 0-0 0, Corrie Reiley 6 2-4 14, Heather Strike 2 0-0 4, Calya Crane 0 0-0 0, Karlie Stafford 3 0-0 6, Shelby Adams 3 0-0 6, Cydney Westen 0 0-0 0, Brooke Remley 1 1-2 3, Clare Kramer 4 0-0 10. Totals: 20 3-6 45. R. Christian 8 4 7 7 — 26 Prophetstown 10 5 17 13 — 45 3s – R. Christian 3 (L.Landquist 2, Riley), Prophetstown 2 (Kramer 2).

ORION 73, WEST CARROLL 48 WEST CARROLL (3-10) Hrovat 0 1-2 1, Dykstra 0 0-0 0, Baisden 1 1-2 3, Maike 7 2-5 17, Guilinger 3 5-6 12, Hess 1 0-2 2, Rabucki 0 0-0 0, Durward 3 0-0 6, Ralston 2 1-3 5, Buckwalter 1 0-0 2, Lott 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 10-20 48. ORION Minas 3 7-8 15, DeBaillie 4 2-4 13, McCurr 3 3-4 10, Martin 0 0-0 0, Gritton 2 1-1 5, Price 2-2 6, Gumbon 2 0-0 4, Conway 8 4-7 20, Ferry 0 0-0 0, Anbrae 0 0-0 0, Terronez 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 19-26 73. West Carroll 8 14 17 9 — 48 Orion 25 19 13 16 — 73 3s – West Carroll 2 (Maike, Guilinger), Orion 6 (DeBaillie 3, Minas 2, McCurr) at State Farm Classic

BUREAU VALLEY 47, ROCKRIDGE 46 BUREAU VALLEY (5-6) Carlie Bickett 0-3 1-2 1, Helena Osk Arnadottir 3-5 0-0 6, Savannah Dean 0-0 0-0 0, Nicole Bornsheuer 6-11 3-8 15, Val Reuter 3-8 1-2 8, Lacey DeVenney 2-6 1-2 6, Shannon Reuter 0-0 0-0 0, Darcy Kepner 3-8, 3-4 9, Irini Petros 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 18-44 9-18 47. ROCKRIDGE Taylor Anderson 2-7 1-2 6, Abboy Ford 1-3 0-0 2, Mariah Grawe 0-2 0-0 0, Madi Lape 7-17 3-10 17, Callie Gosney 1-3 1-4 3, ALayna McCAlley 0-1 0-0 0, Beth Meier 3-9 2-3 8, Michaela Stoneking 3-9 2-3 8, Abby Horton 1-3 0-0 2, Tayler Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Tayah Jones 0-4 0-0 0. Totals: 18-62 9-22 46. Rockridge 13 14 8 11 — 46 Bureau Valley 13 11 9 14 — 47 3s – Bureau Valley 2 (Reuter Devenney), Rockridge 1 (Anderson)

BRIMFIELD 68, ROCK FALLS 28 ROCK FALLS (6-7) Chelsi Blair 2 0-0 6, Dallas CLevenger 1 1-2 3, Mailie Smith 0 1-2 1, Danica Fortune 1 0-0 2, Bailey Schrader 1 1-2 3, Terrisa WIllet 2 2-3 6, Emily Sauer 2 1-2 5, Kara Nehkorn 1 0-2 2. Totals: 10 6-15 28. BRIMFIELD Kenzie Schlipf 1 0-0 2, Kennedy Dura 7 0-0 15, Kerrigan Dura 1 0-0 2, Hannah Wallace 11 0-1 23, Lauren Cramer 1 0-0 2, Sara Salem 1 0-0 2, Ryleigh Keith 3 1-2 7, Shayla McCormick 3 0-0 7, Caitlin Murphy 1 0-0 2, Ellen Kelch 1 0-0 2. Totals: 30 1-3 64. Rock Falls 10 6 10 2 — 28 Brimfield 23 15 16 10 — 64 3s – Brimfield 3 (Kennedy Dura, Wallace, McCormick), Rock Falls 2 (Blair 2).


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Black Lab, female. 9Yrs old. Lost near Elks Page Park, Lowell Park Rd., Dixon on 12/20. Micro-chipped. Answers to Shadow. Call 815-440-4096 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

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com 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 – 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.

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1BR duplex Northside. Attached garage, $475/mo. + dep. & lease req. 815-631-7610 or 815-284-8388. 1BR upper, attached garage. Southside. Stove, refrig., A/C, garbage furn. No pets. Refs. & lease. $425/mo. $425/ dep. 815-652-2042 2BR Duplex, NE side. Stove, refrig., A/C. Full bsmt. Carport. $495/mo. + dep. No pets. 815-652-7470. 2BR upper, Dixon Dells. stove, refrig., air, garage w/ opener, basic cable & garbage p/u furnished, No Pets, Ref, & lease. $500/ mo. + $500 dep. 815-652-2042. 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 DIXON MANOR APTS- 2BR CLEAN QUIET, WALK TO DOWNTOWN, ONSITE LAUNDRY, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, HEAT, WATER INCLUDED. CALL ERICK 815-739-5806 Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $475. 815652-3365. Nice 1BR Ranch style apt. w/bsmt. Appliances, water, garbage furnished. 722 Assembly Pl. $395/mo + lease & dep. 815-440-3663 Nice quiet 2BR Upper near downtown Water & appl. incl. $485-$500/mo. 815-874-3979

HARMON ★ NEW TODAY ★ 1st Month Free! 2BR, appl. incl. Pet friendly. $475/mo. 815-562-7368

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206 Acres M/L, 202.4 Tillable acres, 108.4 PI, Wyoming Township, Lee County call Kyle: 641-919-5953 240 Acres M/L 216.4 tillable acres, 109.4 PI, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County call Kyle: 641-919-5953

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AMBOY 2BR $450 avail. Jan 1st., very clean, all applncs. No pets. Ref. & dep. Req. 815-849-5334 or 815-994-1202

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2 Bed Apt. for Rent: Unit #3 at 109 E. Second Street, Prophetstown. $525/month Includes 1 garage space, storage in the lower level, and coin laundry located in the lower level as well. Call Ken Kophamer (815) 631-6115 Prophet Manor Apartments 1 bedrooms and efficiencies available. Age 55+ or 18+ with the need for accessible unit. Income maximum $20,200 for 1 person, $23,050 for two people. Come see our home and make it your home. We currently are offering a moving incentive. Let us help with your moving expense, up to $1,000 with paid moving receipts, now through January 31, 2014. 415 W 2nd St, Prophetstown. 815-537-5705. EHO

ROCK FALLS 1 & 2BR, Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 2BR Duplex, no pets. Info 815625-9638. 2BR, stove, refrig. furn. heat, water & sewer included, $525/mo. + dep. 815-499-9957. Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $900mo. All utilities inc. No pets. Call 815-626-2145 Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No dogs. 815-5379190, 815-4413999.

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2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693 3 BR, NW side. $800+ dep. No Smoking, No Pets. 815-284-1707 3-4BR, 2 Story Near downtown, SW side. Non smoking, no pets. $825/mo. Lease. Call 815-440-0927. 3BR, 1ba. NE side. $695/mo. 815-9736768. For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151 Nice 2BR. No Pets. $485 + dep. 815-535-6731. Small 3BR home, 1 bath, no garage, fenced in back yard, $650/mo. + $750 dep. 779245-0209

MILLEDGEVILLE Call Me 2-Rent (815)632-7368 (Located Behind Nor Northland thland Mall)

Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave. 606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

3BR, C/A, applcs., 400 Holcomb. $650 + dep. Call 815-718-5488 HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT 3BR full basement, detached garage, applcs furnished, incl w/d, $550/mo. + dep. ($65,000) no smoking, no pets, or 815-718-5062 815-973-7076

MORRISON 3 BR, 2 BA country home on 16 acres, hunting rights included. $900 per month. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty (815) 7722728.

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1 BR house for rent, newly remodeled, stove & refrig, $450/mo. w/out garage, $500/mo. w/ garage. 815499-7060. 2 BR, 1 car Gar. W&D hookups, no pets, $475+$475 Dep. 815-625-1900 2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768. Why Rent? You CAN Own! 3BR 1bath Home. One Week Special $600/mo. 815-8786356.

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Ashley L. Fetrow; et. al.

LOTS 7, 8 AND 9 EXCEPT THE WEST HALF OF SAID LOTS IN BLOCK 11 OF THE VILLAGE OF TAMPICO, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 13.

Apartments and Houses for rent in Sterling/Rock Falls. 815-238-2601.

PIN 22-15-432-004 Improved with Single Family Home

Beautiful 2BR, 1 car, w/bsmt, new inside & out. All applcs., central A/C & heat. No pets/ smoking. $650/mo. + dep. Avail. Now! 1703 17th Ave. 779245-8661. Nice 3 bed Ranch, all renewed, 2003 16th Ave., Why Rent? $698/mo. 815-878-7399 Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

Great location! Approx. 1,000sq.ft. Call 815-499-7448. Secured 3 acre w/ high bays and office, 3818 River Rd., Sterling. 815-626-8790

DEFENDANTS

NOTICE OF SHERRIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/4/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

2 BR, $525 + dep. No smoking. 815284-1707 2BR, $500/mo. plus dep. 815-6262159 after 3pm.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS 11 CH 00127 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Trustee on Behalf of the Certificate holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2004-HE7 PLAINTIFF Vs. Edward Garcia; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/29/2012, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 11-33-406-007 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 503 W. 20th Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1410-27710. December 27th 2013, January 3rd, 10th 2014

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NO. 2013 MR 158 ST NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 30, 2014, being one of the return days of the circuit court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois, I will call up for hearing a Petition for Name Change in said Court, praying for change of name from Lauren Eileen Whitlock to that of Lauren Eileen Adams, pursuant to the Statute in such case made and provided. Dated at Rock Falls, Illinois, this 10th day of December, 2013. Lauren Eileen Whitlock Lindsey J. Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Petitioner 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013

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COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2809 Kauffman Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-14350. December 27, 2013, January 3, 10, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, Plaintiff, v. BARRY V. JONES, UNKNOWN OWNERS, RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NO. 13 CH 106 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

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and which said Mortgage was made by: Community State Bank of Rock Falls to Barry V. Jones, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lee County, Illinois, as Document No. 2001-08581; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court: Clerk of the Circuit Court Lee County Court Facility 309 S. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 on or before January 31, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Dated: December _13__, 2013.

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Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, Illinois 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com

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IN THE ESTATE OF: STEPHEN BERNARD SAATHOFF, Deceased NO. 2013 P 70 NOTICE OF CLAIM Notice is given of the death of Stephen Benard Saathoff who died on November 3, 2013. Letters of Office were issued on December 9, 2013 to Mildred Saathoff as Independent Executor whose address is 1500 Lanewood Drive, Dixon, Illinois 61021, and whose attorney is Linda A. Giesen of Dixon & Giesen Law Offices, 121 East First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision unless under Chapter 755 ILCS 5/28-4 of the probate act, any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Circuit Clerk of the Lee County Court. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk, or with the representative, or both within six months from the date of the first publication, no later than June 13, 2014 and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Linda A. Giesen Attorney for Independent Executor Prepared by: Linda A. Giesen Dixon & Giesen Law Offices 121 East First Street – P.O. Box 389 Dixon, Illinois 61021 Telephone: 815-284-2288 Fax: 815-284-1338 Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS GENERAL DIVISION DHCU COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, plaintiff, vs. No. 13 CH 177 DAVID A. DAMHOFF, COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORDED CLAIMANTS, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE (FOR PUBLICATION) Ch. 735, Sec. 5/2-206, 5/2-413, 5/15-1502, 5/15-1503 Notice is given to UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS of the followingdescribed real estate that the above-entitled foreclosure action is now pending, and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS is January 10, 2014 The undersigned certifies that the above-entitled mortgage foreclosure action was filed on November 19, 2013, and is now pending. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

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NOTICE OF SHERRIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/4/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 22-15-432-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 304 W. 3rd Street Tampico, IL 61283 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1412-36267. December 27, 2013, January 3,10, 2014

Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

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Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-03622. December 27th 2013, January 3rd & 10th, 2014

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

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/2/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 9 IN BLOCK 5 IN YEOWARD'S SUBDIVISION, LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 17-02-132-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2809 Kauffman Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-14350. December 27, 2013, January 3, 10, 2014

DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/29/2012, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 3 IN SUNNY SIDE SUBDIVISION, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF ROCK FALLS, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EXISTING RIGHTS OF WAY FOR PUBLIC HIGHWAYS, UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE AND OTHER EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND RESERVATIONS OF RECORD. PIN 11-33-406-007 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 503 W. 20th Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-27710. December 27th 2013, January 3rd, 10th 2014


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