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County OKs courthouse repairs By Ken Schroeder

HENNEPIN — With the final estimates being lower than earlier anticipated, the Putnam County Board approved a four-year project to repair structural problems on the Putnam County Courthouse at a total cost of approximately $200,000.

“Although these are estimates, I was particularly pleased with what the cost would be for those four years,” Putnam County Board Chairman Duane Calbow said. “Although it’s still a decent sum of money, it’s nothing like anticipated. I think spreading it out over four years makes it manageable.”

The vote for the renovation was four to one with board member Willie Holmes voting no. Holmes has previously stated during his years working in the courthouse he saw more problems which may not be easily repaired. Holmes believes the money would be better spent building a new courthouse, citing

what he sees as a continual cycle of repairs for the building. The Putnam County Courthouse is the oldest functioning courthouse in the state and marks its 175th year in service this year. In other action, the board: • Passed a resolution raising fees for jurors.

Grand and petit jurors will receive $15 a day, up from the previous $8. Mileage costs were doubled from 25 cents to 50 cents. These changes were already planned in this year’s budget, but the board saw a need to put the fees in writing for the circuit clerk’s office. • Appointed John Ehrhardt as a McNabb

Fire Protection District trustee. Ehrhardt fills the position vacated by the late Jim Goldasich. John Cimei and Brad Grasser were also re-appointed to the board. • Awarded the county cemetery mowing bid to Countryside Lawn Care at a cost of $155 for all three cemeteries per mowing.

Smoking in the park? Verda: ‘It’s not enforceable’ By Ken Schroeder

GRANVILLE — The Granville Village Board met the Putnam County Health Department and the Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) halfway at the village board meeting April 15 when it voted to pass a resolution discouraging smoking in Granville parks. Becky Piano, director of the “We Choose Health” program at the health department, had asked for an ordinance banning smoking in the parks; something the board was not willing to do. “When you originally approached us, you were asking us for an outright ban on smoking in the park,” board member Randy Borio said. “I’m very reluctant to just outright ban smoking in the park. If we ban completely, you and I are sitting in the park, you light a cigarette, and I call the police. When Chief Moore comes down, you won’t have a cigarette. It’s an unenforceable ordinance. If someone is rude enough to smoke in the park, me telling them not to is not going to change a thing.” With the resolution, the village will allow the group to put up signs discouraging smoking in the parks. As a result, the village was presented with a plaque

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Eggs-citing! Toddlers start collecting eggs during the Easter egg hunt in McNabb on April 12. The hunt was sponsored by the village of McNabb, McNabb Fire Department and Putnam County Emergency Medical Services.

Not hog-wild about pig farm By Ken Schroeder

WENONA — A crowd of more than 300 people filled the Wenona Fieldcrest School April 17 to express their views on a proposed corporate hog farm planned for Marshall County, with many residents from neighboring Putnam and LaSalle counties in attendance. The Illinois Department of Agriculture hearing — which lasted six hours — drew supporters and opponents of the Sandy Creek Lane farm in an often heated discussion of the merits and flaws of building the farm outside Wenona, just five miles southeast of Magnolia.

The birth-to-ween farm has been proposed by Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) Management Corporation from Williamsburg, Iowa. VMC spokesperson Nicholas Rippel is originally from Toluca and explained the animals would be housed in three large buildings that would be constructed to store up to one year’s waste of the estimated 20,000 pigs in the project, approximately 10 million gallons. Waste would then be spread over 1,200 acres of farmland as fertilizer. Rippel said the environmental and odor impact would be minimal.

“The facility will have deeppitted barns with no open lagoons,” Rippel said. “The birthing barn will be cleaned between each birthing unit. We’ll have tree buffers, and the nutrients we use for feed eliminate a lot of the smell. This is really more about misunderstanding and misinformation, and we’re trying to get the true information out there.” Lostant resident and geology instructor at Illinois Valley Community College Mike Phillips disputes Rippel’s claim, noting U.S. Department of Agriculture soil maps show the land unsuitable for manure spreading

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 “I used to make my living investigating hazardous waste sites, so when I saw they were going to put in a facility that’s going to have somewhere between 5 and 10 million gallons of hog waste stored in the basement, I became concerned,” Phillips said. “That’s exactly the kind of thing that I used to have to investigate because those things leak. Our


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Breathe in, breathe out, move on April is Stress Awareness Month By Ken Schroeder

The kids are sick; the check engine light in your car is on; and the boss just handed you three days worth of work which is due tomorrow. More than likely, you are feeling more than a little stressed. In today’s busy world with multiple demands on a person’s time, moments of stress can often happen. It is unavoidable and sometimes even unbearable. April is Stress Awareness Month. Statistics have shown people suffering severe amounts of stress can have higher incidents of bad health, make poor judgment calls leading to issues at work and have problems at home. Stress Awareness Month serves to help make people aware of the early warning signs of stress and give coping

skills to those in need. It is natural for a person under stress to either want to run away from it all or stay and fight. When someone is under stress, hormones rush through the bloodstream increasing blood pressure, heart rate and glucose levels. This creates the potential for possible illness. While a single day or incident of stress doesn’t make a person sick, long-term repeated stress can raise the risk for disease or illness according to the Federal Occupational Health Department, a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. “When necessary, seek help,” Illinois Valley Community Hospital Director of Public Relations Gene Vogelsang said. “If your stress becomes too hard to handle or if you have physical symptoms that you think might be stressrelated, see your doctor. He or she can evaluate your symptoms, give you more stress management

tips and perhaps prescribe medication that may be helpful.” Finding ways to handle stress and wind down each day is very important. Taking a walk, playing a sport, reading a book, visiting with friends, even learning to meditate or do yoga can pay dividends in more positive personal health benefits. “Enjoy yourself. It’s important to occasionally put your worries on hold and do things you find pleasurable. That might be taking a long bath, going on vacation or participating in a favorite hobby. Even when you’re busy, taking time for yourself should be on your to-do list,” Vogelsang said. “Adopt the right attitude. According to the AMA, that means you should try to keep a positive outlook, avoid dwelling on the past (and the future) and stop blaming others for your problems. Try not to worry about situations that are out of your control.”


In information submitted to the Putnam County Record, a name was omitted from the high honor roll list. Shelby Yepsen, a senior at Putnam County High School, was omitted from the high honor roll for the second and third quarters.

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VMC Management representative Nicolas Rippel addresses the crowd of more than 300 people who attended the Illinois Department of Agriculture hearing on the proposed Sandy Creek Lane hog confinement facility.

Hog Farm From Page 1 concerns are the odors from just normal operation are not going to smell good, and they’re noxious chemicals. They don’t just smell bad; they’re bad for your health. “My biggest concern is installations like this with a small area to hold large amounts of waste have a tendency to fail,” Phillips said. “When it fails, it will endanger Sandy Creek. In addition, they don’t have a good way of detecting a leak. They’re using a pipe around the outside of the basement but these types of pit usually fail from the bottom.” While many Marshall County residents and most of the county board members are in favor of the farm, others are not and have threatened to move if the farm is built. Phillips has noted much of the impact of the con-

finement facility would be felt downwind of the farm, with prevailing winds in that area carrying the odors across the LaSalle County line into Lostant and its Tax Incremental Funding district and severely limiting the village’s future. Department of Agriculture Environmental Program Director Warren Goetsch outlined the eight criteria the facility must meet before receiving the blessing of the department, many of which cover the concerns of opponents of the proposed farm. Goetsch also noted VMC had yet to file its final plans for the facility, although he is expecting them shortly. Marshall County has less than two months to give its non-binding approval of the facility with the Department of Agriculture’s ruling due within 15 days after that. VMC operates 12 hog facilities across Iowa.

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Mark passes Motor Fuel Tax resolution By Ken Schroeder

MARK — The Mark Village Board reviewed the proposed Motor Fuel Tax resolution at its meeting on April 15. A fuel tax is an excise tax imposed on the sale of fuel. Village engineer Jack Kusek explained the resolution to the board members. “It’s the same program we have been doing for several years that includes the snow plow and mowing and those items you use for general maintenance,” he said. “It also includes, as this is the first year they have done it, two bridges in town. One is due for inspection in February in the fiscal year from April (2014) to May (2015). It allows the inspection fees to be taken out of the motor fuel tax too.” The board adopted the Motor Fuel Tax resolution after Kusek’s explanation.

In other business The board announced the annual Mark homecoming event would be on Aug. 2.

Discussion was held in regards to a property at 114 S. Milwaukee St. Lower access-basement windows are open or broken allowing animals to go in and out of the empty home at will. Mayor Frank Niewinski said he has a call into the county animal control department in regards to the situation. Kusek said the owner could be cited for a violation of the building maintenance code the village has. After discussion among the board members, it was decided to send the violation notice through certified mail.

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HENNEPIN — The Hennepin Village Board started its April 16 meeting by announcing the winners of the Deck Scholarships. The scholarships are subsidized through proceeds of the Adam and Ira Deck Fund for the purpose of promoting educational and recreational activities. Although the Decks had no children of their own, they believed in the importance of education for Hennepin students. “Since 1974 when this grant began, 88 students have received money from the grant,” Regional Office of Education Superintendent Phyllis Glazier said. “I want to commend the winners for the work they’ve done the last four years to earn this scholarship and for committing yourself to college.” The first place winner of the Deck Scholarships is Alicia Mallery, daughter of David and Denise Mallery. She will receive $1,200 each year for the next four years to help defray college costs.

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Putnam-Bureau Health Department and the Community Partnership Against Substance Abuse. Hennepin is the first community in Putnam County to adopt a no smoking ordinance for village parks as part of the health department’s We Choose Health program. Signs designed by Putnam County Elementary School students will be put up in village parks asking visitors not to use tobacco products in Hennepin parks. The plaque was presented by health department

Administrator Becky Piano. • Received the annual Hennepin Park District report and budget request from Director Sandy Hrasch. Hrasch told the board the renovations at the pool building were progressing well and asked for a slight increase from last year’s $8,000 budget to $8,050. The board approved the request. • Set the meeting schedule for the 201415 fiscal year. Meetings will continue to be held at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. • Reminded residents a tree dedication will take place at 4:45 p.m. April 25 in commemoration of Arbor Day at Walter Durley Boyle Park. The tree will be dedicated to the memory of former village President Jack Grant. • Heard a report from Harold Fay on the concession stand project. Fay outlined the materials and work needed to replace the current stand. The board agreed to the project, placing a ceiling of $15,000 on the project.

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Obituaries Marie Veronda

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PERU — Marie L. Veronda, 85, of Peru died Monday, April 14, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born Feb. 12, 1929, in Standard to Dominic and Frances (Raffato) Veronda, she graduated from Hopkins High School. She worked as an assembler at Westclox. Survivors include one sister, Florence (John) Lasak of Snellville, Ga.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Frances Veronda and Delphina Erb. Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial will be at a later date in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Granville. The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville will be assisting the family with the arrangements.

Beau Maggi with help from his mom, Amber Maggi, hunt for Easter eggs during the annual Hennepin Park District Easter egg hunt on April 16. Putnam County Record photo/ Dixie Schroeder

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The Wild West: Illinois? By Ken Schroeder

GRANVILLE — When one thinks of desperadoes or outlaws, the mind conjures images of the American Southwest with men like Frank and Jesse James or Billy the Kid. However, at the time of Billy the Kid’s death at 21, there were two outlaws as wellknown as William Bonney that you’ve probably never heard of. The Maxwell Brothers were murderers and rustlers that terrorized their territory for years. The land that suffered from their criminal ways is now Illinois; McDonough County in West Central Illinois to be precise. The Maxwell Brothers

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are one of several gangs of outlaws that called Illinois home and are detailed in “Desperadoes: Notorious Outlaws of Early Illinois.” Author John Hallwas, a professor emeritus from Western Illinois University in Macomb, will talk about his book and the desperadoes of the Land of Lincoln at the Putnam County Library Granville branch on May 5. “We really haven’t done as good a job as we might do with records of outlawry in Illinois,” Hallwas said.

“River pirates and murderers plied their trade in Southern Illinois before the Revolutionary War. Cave-inRock State Park housed desperadoes on the Ohio River before Illinois was a state.” Hallwas’ program i s the second entry in the “Traces and Byways Discovered” series being presented at the Putnam County Library District through a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Illinois General

Assembly. An author and historian, Hallwas has spoken at more than 150 locations throughout Illinois on a wide range of topics from his books from the Roaring 20s to Illinois’ desperadoes. “I also talk about the difficulties of early law enforcement,” Hallwas said. “They didn’t have fingerprints or forensics then, so it was easy to continue a life of outlawry. All you had to do was go to the next county and give a different name. There were no driver’s licenses, so unless there was an eyewitness, you were off scot-free.” Hallwas’ presentation will be at the Granville branch of the Putnam County Library system at 6:30 p.m. on May 5.

members Lou Verda and Tina Bergen voting against the resolution. “Why do we need a resolution?” Verda said. “It’s not enforceable.” In other action, the board: • Continued discussion

of the new requirements for Community Development Assistance Program grant program with the U.S. Department of Housing. Ben Wilson of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments explained the rating sys-

tems and how Granville might fare under the new requirements. The deadline for applications is June 2. Wilson will bring full details to the next meeting where the board hopes to set up a public meeting.

GRANVILLE — Marie Dean Drennen, 92, of Granville passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her residence. Marie was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Henderson, Ky., to Jacob and Etta (Carroll) Walborn. She married Frank L. Drennen on Feb. 4, 1939, in Davenport, Iowa. She graduated from Hopkins High Marie School and School of Cosmetology in Drennen LaSalle. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Daryl (Pat) Drennen of Prophetstown; one sister, Odessa Pearl Powell of Belvidere; four grandchildren, Michael (Jeanne) Drennen of Prophetstown, Patrick (Kristie) Drennen of Erie, Daryl (Tina) Drennen Jr. of Belleville and Christina (Bob) Drennen Coghill of Merrillville, Ind.; 10 greatgrandchildren; three nieces, Carolyn Grosenbach, Nancy Passini and Paula (Bob) Neps; and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank, on Aug. 26, 1990; and her sister, Myrtle Acuncius. Services were held Tuesday, April 22, at the United Church of Christ in Granville with Pastor Karen Karczewski officiating. Burial was in the Granville Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 22, at the church. Contributions may be made to donor’s choice. The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to Marie’s family at www.

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Legislators in the barnyard Some countries don’t like the way U.S. farmers operate. For example, both the European Union and China ban a variety of genetically modified crops grown in the United States, while Russia doesn’t like several of the growth promotants some U.S. farmers use in animal feed. As these obstacles appear, U.S. farmers have the choice of modifying their farming practices to meet the requirements of offshore customers or finding new customers. Apparently taking their lead from these countries, some states have put into place laws which tell farmers how to do their job, restricting sales of food products that are not raised in the manner determined appropriate by state legislators. Farmers will modify farming operations if consumers really get upset about things. But how much of a farm operation should be determined by state law? California passed a law requiring its egg produc-

William Bailey COMMENTARY ers to provide cages that permit chickens to have the full extension of all their limbs. (After dealing with poultry, perhaps the California legislators will attempt to set similar standards for airline passengers.) The original California legislation was followed by another law requiring that all eggs sold in California – regardless of which state they are produced – be raised under the exacting California standards. In response, non-California poultry operators have lawyered up and filed a suit challenging the California law. They don’t believe state laws that effectively restrict movement of products around the United States are Constitutional. While not yet restricting the flow of products in interstate commerce, several states have laws which

put farmers on notice that if they don’t follow farming rules set by the legislature, they could go to jail. For example, both Colorado and Arizona have established laws detailing how calves and pigs must be housed, although both provide an exception for rodeos. The Arizona legislature mandated that any violation of its farming statues constitutes a Class I misdemeanor, putting the infraction in the same category as shoplifting, assaulting a teacher or practicing podiatry without a license. But the big worry for U.S. farmers is how widely legislation may be enacted that tells farmers how to farm. As the saying goes, nothing is too difficult if you don’t have to do it yourself. So non-farming legislators have no hesitation to tell farmers how to do their job. The poultry industry is not too keen for legislators telling them how much room a chicken must have for it to be happy. Nor is the pork

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industry excited with laws that tell them how to raise pigs – a real concern given the extent of confinement hog operations in the United States. As the rural-urban divide grows, the trust between consumers and farmers diminishes. The reality of farming, particularly livestock farming, increasingly collides with the emotional preferences of some consumers. The challenge for American farmers is how to meet the demands of their customers while remaining efficient and profitable. A patchwork of 50 state laws dealing with farming operations written by politicians is not a solution. Professor William Bailey formerly was the chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition. He also has served as Deputy-Under Secretary of Agriculture. He is currently affiliated with the School of Agriculture at Western Illinois University.

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CHAMPAIGN - Soil moisture levels in Illinois are high in the middle of April, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois. Soil moisture levels at 2 inches averaged 37 percent by volume across the state on April 14, just at the field capacity for most of the soils measured. The highest levels were measured in southern Illinois with an average of 43 percent by volume. Fairfield and Dixon Springs State Park, both of which received significant rainfall earlier in the week, averaged levels of 49 percent by volume on April 14. Conditions were slightly wetter at the deeper depths, averaging 41 percent by vol-

ume at 20 inches and 44 percent at 59 inches. Soil temperatures have declined slightly with the cooler weather this week. Soil temperatures at 4 inches under bare soil averaged 51.3 degrees across the state on April 14, 7 degrees less than on April 12. The Illinois State Water Survey’s WARM Program collects hourly and daily weather and soil information at 19 stations across the state. Daily and monthly summaries can be found at the WARM website http:// and in the Illinois Water and Climate Summary http:// climate.asp. Maps of soil temperatures and moisture levels can also be found at the WARM website http://www.isws.illinois. edu/warm/soiltemp.asp.

Property Transfers April 4 — Wendy Pavlick to Michael Turczyn, Lot 9, Block 2, Lincolnshire Subdivision, village of Granville, exempt. April 7 — David Kinczewski and Wendy Kinczewski to Dale Corcoran and Julee Corcoran, Lot 16, Timberline Acres, $243,500. Robert Lee Rediger to William Zolper, Cabin,

Walnut Grove, Part, Northeast 1/4, Section 28, Township 14, $4,500. Jerry Jones as trustee to William Plumeri as trustee, Lot 373, Lake Thunderbird Woods 2, exempt. Putnam County Sheriff to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank National Association, Lot 9 and 10, village of McNabb, exempt.



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At a loss for words As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face was weathered, it was remarkably kind — I tend to notice kind faces. Sitting across from this older fellow was his teenage granddaughter — I heard her call him “Gramps” a couple of times. She was busy working/ playing on her iPad, as they also waited for their meals. The restaurant was busy, and I don’t mind telling you the wait was considerably long for our meals, which was OK with me, since I was enjoying the casual atmoTerri sphere and the much-needed relaxation. Simon I found myself glancing now and then toward Gramps and his granddaughter throughout the evening, and something very troubling kept gnawing at me. You see, during the entire meal and the time it took to get it, the granddaughter kept her eyes on her iPad, while Gramps just stared off into the distance. Only a few words of conversation were exchanged, and even after the meal was delivered, the young lady still had her eyes on her iPad, while the two ate in silence. The teenager was still looking at her iPad when the two left the restaurant, while Gramps paid for the meal. If 100 words were spoken between the two during the entire meal, I’d be surprised. I’ve thought about that evening a lot — the young lady on her iPad, while Gramps sat quietly at the table. The lack of conversation bothers me. While the young lady’s disrespect of her grandfather is paramount to this discussion, I have to remember someone (perhaps her parents) has allowed this teenager to bring her electronics to the table — in essence to ignore the person(s) at the table and remain in her own world. That alone is tragic. But to me, what is more troubling is what this teenager is missing, and that was a conversation with her grandfather. The two had about 90 minutes to chat, listen to each other and talk about anything and everything, yet the girl didn’t give Grandpa any time at all. When I think about it, I find the scenario very sad. What I wouldn’t give to have 90 minutes with my grandparents today. I can almost picture us sitting together, chatting non-stop — me hanging onto every word they said, while I allowed them the opportunity to talk and talk and talk ... I’d ask a million questions, and I’d get just as many answers. We’d laugh until our sides ached, and inevitably a few tears might fall too. We’d cram as much as we could into those 90 minutes. The idea of an iPad or a cell phone or any other electronic gadget wouldn’t even enter my mind. But I’m considerably older than that teenager who sat across the aisle from me, and I, too, remember a time when life seemed long and loved ones always seemed available. Everyone was invincible back then, and the idea of never having a loved one there didn’t seem to enter our minds. But what I really wanted to do was shake that young teenager, snatch away her iPad and shout, “TALK TO YOUR GRANDPA! THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN YOU WON”T BE ABLE TO DO SO. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY MINUTE YOU’RE GIVEN BECAUSE BEFORE LONG — IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE — THAT OPPORTUNITY WILL BE TAKEN AWAY.” Electronic devices can be somewhat addicting. I’ve known couples who have parted ways because the computer got in the way of their time together. While I wouldn’t want to give up these electronic devices, we must set some guidelines. When these devices get in the way of our communication with each other — that one-on-one time that is so very valuable, we’ve lost so very much. Rules need to be made: Don’t bring your phones, your iPads, etc., to the table. I don’t think that’s too much to ask, and who knows what we might learn from a simple conversation. Putnam County Record Editor Terri Simon can be reached at

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Corruption by Colbert? A suggestion for Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and anyone else making a big deal about the hiring of Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman when he retires: Grow up, will you? Letterman recently turned 67 — I feel old just writing that — and has announced his intention of retiring. Letterman started out as an actor/comedian and parlayed his unique brand of humor into a multi-million dollar career. Anyone who’s watched his program or read his books knows that, first and foremost, Letterman was a comedian with decent interview skills. He was no Johnny Carson, but he didn’t have to be. People watched Letterman for Letterman first and his guests second. Colbert is, admittedly, a unique choice for succeeding the man who was handpicked by Carson as his successor to the “Tonight Show” — network brass overruled him and put the chair under the overrated Jay Leno, but I digress — but indications are he’ll be a good fit.

Ken Schroeder COMMENTARY Political pundits from the right have emerged screaming at the audacity. Limbaugh has called host network CBS out for “making an attack on the heartland of America.” O’Reilly has said Colbert is “responsible for the corruption of America,” which is good news for Barack Obama since he was held to blame by O’Reilly up to now. At issue is Colbert’s faux-conservative character from his show, “The Colbert Report,” which has been wildly successful because Colbert’s character is a parody of commentators like Limbaugh, et al. I’ve mentioned before my contempt for Limbaugh, which is based on the first words I ever heard him say. To wit: “Those pesky liberals, they’re always generalizing.” If you can’t see the

inherent stupidity in that comment, you might want to brush up on the meaning of “generalizing.” O’Reilly has taken CBS to task with the admonishment, “conservatives will not watch the show anymore.” I don’t know if O’Reilly ever noticed, but Letterman was not exactly a Republican mouthpiece either. I’ve noticed an interesting trend among the political commentators who are labeled as liberal. Colbert, John Stewart, Bill Maher and Al Franken all have one thing in common; They started their careers as comedians. Franken even parlayed his political pundit career into his current position as a senator in Minnesota — the state that once elected former wrestler Jesse Ventura governor; I love a state with a sense of humor. Limbaugh, O’Reilly and Beck also have something in common, it seems like they started as political pundits and became comedians. Ken Schroeder can be reached at

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Putnam County Elementary Incorporates Life Skills To the Editor, The Bureau and Putnam County Health Department (BPCHD) would like to thank Putnam County Elementary School for its completion of the Life Skills Training (LST) program. LST is a substance abuse prevention program that emphasizes proven skills training methods. The LST

curriculum encompasses: Selfesteem, decision-making, smoking information, advertising, dealing with stress, communication skills, social skills, and assertiveness. Proper health education and personal development is crucial in the prevention of substance abuse among youths. LST is an evidence-based program proven to reduce the prevalence of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. The BPCHD is proud to partner with Putnam County to offer

a variety of health educational opportunities. Through continued partnership we anticipate more successes in health & prevention education for the Putnam County School District. This program was made possible by funds received from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Benjamin Fogle, Bureau/Putnam County Health Department Hennepin

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Panthers beat conference foe twice By Dixie Schroeder

Lady Panthers show well By Dixie Schroeder

SPRING VALLEY — The small, but talented Putnam County Lady Panthers participated at the Rollie Morris track meet on April 19. The team made an excellent showing in both track and field events they participated in. In the long jump, Lauren Colby took third place with a jump of 14-6. In individual races, Paige Griffith continues to dominate the 300 hurdles event and took first, (49.2) while LeAnne Smith came in sixth. Griffth also brought home a second-place finish in the 100 hurdles. The Putnam County relay teams also stayed competitive with the following results: In the 4x800, the team of Megan Rehn, Ashlyn Haage, Smith and Mckenna Downey finished fourth. In the 4x100, the team of Griffith, Rehn, Colby and Lydia Warren placed fifth, (53.7). The same team of student athletes took second in the 4x200 (1:53.50). The next meet for the Lady Panthers will be at the Amboy Invitational on April 24. The team will participate in the Plano Invitational on April 26.

Marshall County youth football registration Registration for the 2014 Marshall County Cyclone football season will be held on April 26. Registration will be held in Henry from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Henry American Legion, in Lacon from noon to 2 p.m. at the Club LaCon and in Washburn from 3 to 4 p.m. at the junior high library. Registration will be for tackle football, ages 8-14; cheerleading, ages 8-14; and flag football, ages 5-7. All children who register on April 26 will receive a free T-shirt. Registration costs are $75 for tackle football, $50 for cheerleading and $35 for flag football. Payment terms and sibling discounts are available for tackle football only. For more information, call P.J. Damerell at 309-248-8305, Don Bratt at 309-238-3728, Dave Rosa at 309-2083776 or Michelle Bratt at 309-238-3732.

GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Panthers put two wins in the record books over Tri-County Conference foe the Roanoke-Benson Rockets. On April 17 in an away game, the Panthers had a see-saw contest with the Rockets, finally coming out on top by a score of 5-4. The Panthers jumped on the scoreboard in the first with a run generated by Harold Fay earning a walk and was advanced to second base on a single by Nick DiazDeLeon. Evan Kreiser then doubled home courtesy runner Jeff Baker from second and DiazDeLeon advanced to third. The Rockets answered back with a run of their own in the first to tie the score. Then in the top of the third, Austin Biagini sent a single to center field and was advanced to second on a fielder’s choice. Kreiser then reached on an error that advanced Biagini to third and as the Rockets tried to get Kreiser at first base, Biagini scored. The Panthers led the game 2-1 until the top of the fifth when they added two more runs. The inning started with Biagini again reaching on an error and being advanced to second base by DiazDeLeon. Evan Kreiser hit the first of two doubles in the inning which allowed Biagini to score from second. Neal Stasell then doubled home

Putnam County Record photo/Dixie Schroeder

Danny Pavlovich (21) throws a strike to a Roanoke-Benson batter during the game on April 15. Kreiser’s courtesy runner Colton Washkowiak for the inning’s second run. With the Panthers now leading 4-1, they had trouble keeping the lead and allowed the Rockets to again come from behind in the bottom of the fifth inning, so the score is tied at the top of the sixth, 4-4. In the top of the seventh, Kreiser singles to right field and courtesy runner Wash-

kowiak comes in. Washkowiak is out at second on a fielder’s choice with Stasell reaching first. Stasell stole second base which and scored the winning run on a Danny Pavlovich single to center field. Winning pitcher for the Panthers was Fay, who went all seven innings, giving up six hits. Fay only had two earned runs against him, the other two

were unearned behind a shaky Panther defense which made four errors in the contest. Fay also had eight strikeouts and walked three. In the home game against Roanoke Benson on April 15, the Panthers again squeaked out a win 3-1. Putnam County again had defensive problems, notching up three errors in the contest. The Panthers scored once in the first

and twice in the fifth for the win. Kreiser went two for three with three RBIs in the game. Pavlovich was winning pitcher for the Panthers, going the full seven innings and giving up only three hits with the one run. He also threw five strikeouts and two walks. The Panthers travel to Marquette on April 24 for a game that starts at 4:30 p.m.

Lady Panthers score conference wins By Dixie Schroeder

Putnam County Record photo/ Dixie Schroeder

Jackie Ossola warms up in a relief pitching appearance on April 15 in the game against Lowpoint-Washburn.

GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Lady Panthers notched two conference wins this week playing the Lowpoint-Washburn/Roanoke Benson varsity softball team on April 15 at home and on April 17 in an away contest. The Panthers continued their mastery over the LW/ RB pitchers with a 26-4 drubbing on April 17. The team score nine runs in the first and second innings, then five more in the third and three in the fifth as they earned 18 hits in the game. The RBI fairy was very liberal with her wand as many Lady Panthers got hits and RBIs with each at bat. Stephanie Wilson hit a grand slam home run and had a total of five RBIs on the day. Taylor Pettit had one RBI; Annie Miller went two for four with a triple and three RBIs. Monica Monroe went three from five with a double and four RBIs. Carly Gonet went

three for four with a home run and three RBIs. Venessa Voss went four for five with a home run and three RBIs. Nikki Mertel went one for two, Ciera Keller went one for two with an RBI. Allison Voss hit a double in her time at bat and Jackie Ossola went one for four with an RBI. Mertel pitched the five inning game, throwing four strikes and three walks. Mertel gave up only two earned runs of the four runs score by LPW/RB in the contest as the Lady Panthers committed two errors in the game. Mertel’s record is now 6-0 on the year. For Lowpoint Washburn/ Roanoke Benson, Rediger went two innings, giving up eight walks and Osborn finished up in three innings, issuing only three walks and striking out three Lady Panthers. The defense was shaky, with five errors in the contest on their home field. The first game of the week. the Lady Panthers beat LW/ RB by a score of 15-3. The

two big innings for the Lady Panthers were the first and second, when they scored seven runs in each. The team added one more run on the third while getting seven hits in the very short game. The seven hits included Wilson, going one for two with an RBI. Taylor Pettit hit a double and had an RBI. Miller went one for three, Venessa Voss hit a triple and earned two RBIs. Mertel had an RBI and Keller went two for three with a triple and three RBIs. Putnam County pitching had Mertel starting the game, going two innings and tossing three strikeouts for the win. Jackie Ossola completed the game in relief, giving up five hits, one strikeout and one walk in three innings. For LW/RB, Rediger took the loss. The Lady Panthers are now 11-2. This also includes a 5-0 record in the Tri County Conference. The Panthers will play Marquette in an away game starting at 4:30 p.m. on April 24.

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Pavlovich to fly like an Eagle for IVCC By Dixie Schroeder

GRANVILLE – Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball coach Tom Ptak has had his eye on Daniela Pavlovich for a long time. Ptak notes that Pavlovich always plays on the court in very versatile ways. Ptak signed Pavlovich to play for his Lady Eagles of IVCC on April 8. “What I like about her is she plays bigger than she is and she’s also very, very quick,” he said. “She anticipates on defense. I think that’s going to translate well to playing Division II (junior) college basketball.” Ptak also has had his eye on Putnam County Lady Panther head coach James Barnett’s program. Barnett has the Lady Panthers play man-to-man defense which he is a fan of for his team. This style of defense is something that is not always done well at the high school girls’ level. “Well anytime a player can score 1,300 points in her varsity career that’s quite an accomplishment,” he said. “She’s a very good shooter from the outside, a three shooter, recruiting someone locally is also anoth-

er asset, so I’m looking forward to coaching her.” Pavlovich is glad that while her life is changing by going to IVCC and being able to play for the Eagles, it isn’t going to be a whole lot different. “It’s close to home, I’m familiar with the area and I really do not like change,” she said. “Tom Ptak seems like a good coach. I also know some of the girls who are on the team. It’ll be fun to play there.” Barnett is very appreciative of Pavlovich’s talents in the last few years of the Lady Panther program. “She’s been a tremendous player for us the last couple of years and for this program for the last four years. She with

her teammates have helped put this program back on the map,” he said. “She shoots well. She plays great defense. I think there’s a large upside to her. I think there’s a lot of potential to be unlocked with her game.” For Pavlovich, she realizes that not everyone gets to continue on doing something they love. “It means a lot to be able to continue on because not everybody gets that opportunity,” she said. “I’m really glad I’m one of the ones who gets to continue.” Barnett agreed. “I think she’s going to succeed. As long as she wants to do it and wants to work, she’s going to be a great player,” he said.

IV Dolphins compete in Midwest Regional MINNEAPOLIS – The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins competed in their final meet of the year, the Midwest Regional Swim Meet April 5 and 6 at the University of Minnesota. The Dolphins placed seventh out of 20 teams in the ‘large team’ division. Representing the Dolphins from Princeton was Caden Brooks, 10. Brooks swam in seven events, placing 32nd out of 56 entries in the Individual scores for 9-10 year old boys. He placed seventh in the 500 yard freestyle (6:55.22). From Spring Valley, Charleigh Holmes, 12, earned fifth place out of 52 participants in the girls age 11-12 division. Swimming in seven events, she took 11th in the 50 yard breast stroke (35.28). She also took home two, seventh place finishes in the 100 yard butterfly (1:07.75)

and the 50 yard butterfly (28.91). In the 100 yard Individual Medley, she took fourth (1:05.15). Holmes swam to a thirdplace finish in the 50 yard free style (25.63). Holmes’ top finishes were two second places in the 100 yard freestyle (55.66) and the 200 yard freestyle (2:03.08). Gunnar Jauch, 10, of Spring Valley placed 11th in a field of 56, 9-10 year old boys in the individual scores. In the 50 yard backstroke, Jauch took 11th place (35.69). He earned a 10th in the 100 yard backstroke (1:20.34). He took two, sixth-place finishes in the 200 yard freestyle (2:24.80) and the 200 yard Individual Medley (2:49.85). In the 100 yard freestyle. he took third (1:04.96). In the girls age 13-14 individual division, Linnea Lee-Brown placed

12th out of 52 participants. Lee-Brown swam to a 14th place finish in the 400 Individual Medley (5:28.29). She also took sixth in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:13.88). In the 200 yard breaststroke, Lee-Brown earned a fourth-place finish (2:41.66). She also placed third in the 50 yard freestyle (25.72). In the Girls 18 and under 400 yard freestyle, she swam the anchor lap and helped secure second place for her team (4:12.70). Wenona’s Cody Smith, 12 earned 48th place out of 52 swimmers in the boys 11-12 year old division. Smith swam seven events, placing 15th in the 100 yard backstroke (1:11.53). For information on the Illinois Valley Dolphins and their 2014-15 season, contact the Peru YMCA.

Notice Putnam County Record photo/Dixie Schroeder

Lady Panther coach James Barnett, left; Daniela Pavlovich and IVCC Lady Eagles coach Tom Ptak take a break after Pavlovich signs her letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Eagles during the 2014-15 season.

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Community St. John’s plans salad luncheon on May 1 PERU — St. John’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Shooting Park Road and Peoria Street in Peru, will hold its annual salad luncheon from 11

a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1. The luncheon features a variety of homemade salads and is $7. Reserved seating is available for groups with a limited lunch hour.

Talent showcase set OGLESBY — A talent showcase to benefit the American Cancer Society, hosted by several Illinois Valley Community College journalism students, will take place at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Illinois Valley Community College Cultural Centre. One of the student organizers, Alex Danko of Streator, said, “This was a great way to make a difference in the fight against cancer.” Another student, Phil Denner of Dover, said, “Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, and we hope everyone will want to get

involved.” Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. A number of student acts will perform in the show. Advance tickets may be purchased by contacting the group at The group also can be contacted on their Facebook page “IVCC Talent Showcase/Benefit.” At the showcase, a 50/50 cash raffle and numerous other prizes will be raffled. For information, contact Lori Cinotte, journalism instructor, at 815224-0289.

American Legion has flags for sale GRANVILLE — The Granville American Legion has American flags available for purchase. There are two kinds available — a 3-by-5-foot flag or a 3-by-5-foot house flag set. Call Doug Ossola at 815-339-2631.

Putnam County Record photo/Dixie Schroeder

Putnam County Rotary holds Red Cross blood drive Jason Lenkaitis gives double platelets during the Putnam County Red Cross blood drive on April 18. The Putnam County High School Interact Club assisted with the drive.

Upcoming events announced for Magnolia MAGNOLIA — The village of Magnolia is organizing a memorial for the servicemen and women of the area. A howitzer gun has been placed at Ruby Peterson Park and plans are being made for a ceremony with

a luncheon given by the American Legion Auxiliary on May 18. On May 26, the American Legion will march to the Magnolia Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. Preceding the event at the cemetery, the Magnolia Baseball associa-

tion will sponsor a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Magnolia Fire Station from 7 to 11 a.m. All proceeds from the breakfast will go for ball field and equipment. MagnoliAffaire will be Aug. 15 to 17. There will

be a softball tournament, an archery tournament, golf outing, street dance, craft show, cruise-in car show, a carnival and more. This year’s celebration will be bigger than ever since 2014 is the 200th anniversary of the village.

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Preschool screening dates announced

Pinkham-Margis Brandi Pinkham and Timothy Margis are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of James and Paula Pinkham of Lake Geneva, Wis., and Daniel and Kimberly Galvan of Griffith, Ind. He is the son of David and Carla Margis of LaSalle. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Putnam County High School and attended Illinois Valley Community College. Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School and received an associate’s degree in

GRANVILLE — L.E.A.S.E. and the Putnam County School District will offer a preschool screening on April 28 and 30 during school hours at the Putnam County Primary School in Granville. Putnam County children who will be 3 on or before the screening dates are eligible for this screening. It will cover small and large muscle development, speech, language, hearing, vision, cognition and social skills. Parents who have other developmental concerns

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PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The topic of the program will be cemetery restoration. The public is encouraged to attend this free program which will be presented by John C. Heider, a professional cemetery restoration specialist. Heider has spoken in many locations around the state on this topic. He will share his experiences on the restoration of historical

Briefs Cinco de Mayo taco sale GRANVILLE — The Sacred Heart Altar Society will have a taco sale fundraiser on May 4. Tacos are three for $7 and tickets may be purchased in advance from any Altar Society member or at Granville National Bank. Tacos will be sold by advance ticket sales only through April 27 for this carry-out dinner. There will be no seating in the hall this year. Tacos are to be picked up at Sacred Heart Hall in Granville on May 4. There will be three pick-up times — 4, 5 or 6 p.m. The dinner is advance ticket, carryout only. For more information, call the church office at 815-339-2138.

MENDOTA — The Illinois Valley Hispanic Partnership Council celebrates its 15th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival at the Mendota Civic Center from 5 to 8 p.m.

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LASALLE — The 11th annual Starved Rock Indian Artifact show will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at Celebrations 150 Ltd., 740 East Route 6, LaSalle. For more information, call 563299-9173.

cemeteries. He will answer questions about cemetery preservation, gravestone maintenance and repair. He will discuss the art of finding unmarked grave sites. The BCGS maintains within its collection the burial records from more than 100 cemeteries currently or formerly located within the county and including some cemeteries bordering Bureau County. A major project that is just beginning at this time at the Society is the reorganization of those records into a unified and

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of Education. It offers developmentally appropriate experiences for young children to strengthen their skills for success later on in school. The program includes hands-on activities presented in a positive and encouraging environment. Parents interested in making an appointment for this Early Childhood Screening should call 815882-2800, ext. 1, by April 25 to schedule an appointment for the screening.

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2008 from Illinois Valley Community College. The couple will be married Aug. 2 at St. Patrick Church in LaSalle.

HENNEPIN — From 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 30, the United Methodist Church in Hennepin will host an evening of awareness on human trafficking. There is an estimated total of more than 21 million slaves worldwide. Everyone is invited to come to this informative meeting, presented by pastor Carol Stufflebeam and Mary Alice Steck. They recently attended an intensive conference in Chicago on this topic.

about their child can discuss those during the parent interview. All Putnam County families with ageeligible preschoolers are encouraged to take advantage of this screening. Results from the screening can be used to help determine a child’s eligibility for the Early Childhood Program at the Primary School Building in Granville. At this time the Early Childhood Program is a state funded program paid for with a grant from the Illinois Board

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Scholarships available Erna A. Moews Memorial Scholarship GRANVILLE — Members of the Erna A. Moews Memorial Scholarship Fund committee are announcing the availability of scholarships for the 2014-15 school year. Applicants must be high school graduates and pursuing a major in architecture, fine arts, science, mathematics or computer science who are entering their third or fourth year of college. The students must have resided for a period of three years in Granville Township. Application forms may be obtained from the Granville National Bank. Completed forms must be submitted to the Granville National Bank by May 15.

I.F. Doug Stonier and Ella Stonier Educational Trust GRANVILLE — Applications are now available for the I.F. Doug Stonier and Ella Stonier Educational Trust, which provides for scholarships to a number of college students for the school year commencing in August. To be eligible, each student must have resided in the township of Granville, Hennepin or Magnolia, Putnam County, for a period of three years prior to the award of a scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded on a basis of educational capability and financial need to students working toward a bachelor’s degree who are entering their third or fourth year of college. Applications for a scholarship may be picked up at the Granville National Bank in Granville. Completed applications will be accepted no later than May 15.

Library corner Magnolia — Magnolia Branch Library will have homework hour from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Children have the opportunity to have their completed homework checked or receive help understanding homework in progress. The

library provides materials and equipment for help with school homework and projects. McNabb – Stop in for stories, crafts, activities and more. Preschool story time is ideal for children ages 3, 4 and 5. Patrons may come at 11 a.m. on Saturdays at the McNabb

Branch Library. Saturday Stories are at 10 a.m. every Saturday at the McNabb Branch Library for children in early elementary school. Stories and activities for everyone are planned. Granville — Wee Ones is held at the Granville Branch Library at 10 a.m. on Thursdays for 30 minutes of stories and songs. This program is ideal for little ones under 3 years of age. Stop in for stories, crafts, activities and more Breakfast during Preschool story April 28 — Whole grain waffle with syrup or cereal, times. This program is fruit, juice, milk. ideal for children ages April 29 — Cereal bar or cereal, toast, string 3, 4 and 5. Patrons can cheese, fruit, juice, milk. come the Granville Branch April 30 — Breakfast sandwich or cereal, fruit, Library at 10 a.m. on Tuesjuice, milk. days or at 2 p.m. on TuesMay 1 — Cereal or toaster pastry, yogurt cup, fruit, day. For more information, juice, milk. call the Granville Branch May 2 — Whole grain pancakes with syrup or cere- Library at 815-339-2038. al, fruit, juice, milk. Hennepin — Stop in for Lunch stories, crafts, activities May 28 — Chicken strips, baked beans, peaches, and more. Preschool story pudding, milk. time is ideal for children May 29 — Hot dog on whole grain bun, green ages 3, 4 and 5. Patrons beans, graham crackers, fruit, milk. May 30 — Chicken wrap with lettuce and tomato, veggie sticks, pineapple, fruit sherbet, milk. May 1 — Pork chop, romaine/spinach salad, garlic bread, applesauce, milk. May 2 — Cheese pizza, corn, yogurt cup, orange, milk.

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can come at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Hennepin library. Standard — Find signs of spring at the Standard Branch Library. Browse books of gardens, flowers, birds and more. The Standard Branch Library is open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays Condit (Putnam) — Stop in at the Condit Branch Library to browse a new selection of hardcover and paperback titles. The Condit Branch Library is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

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Peace and Justice Roundtable will sponsor Holocaust film, discussion PRINCETON — The film “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at the Princeton Public Library, in conjunction with national Holocaust Remembrance Week, April 27-May 4. After the showing, there will be a group discussion about the film. The Princeton Peace and Justice Roundtable is the sponsor of this special event. It is also one of the programs in the library’s continuing “Talk About” series. This 2008 feature film

tells the story of two young boys who become friends in the unlikely setting of a German concentration camp prior to World War II. Bruno is the son of an SS Commandant who moves his family to the countryside when he is assigned to run the camp. Soon after the family’s arrival, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, another youth, who is strangely dressed in striped pajamas and living behind an electrified fence. Bruno is told he can’t be friends with this boy because he is a

Jew. He also learns that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination. All are invited to attend the film showing and discussion. However, parents are cautioned that, because of the subject matter, the film (rated PG-13) may not be suitable for young children. For further information, call the First Christian Church at 815-8790916, Open Prairie UCC at 815-872-5150 or the Princeton Public Library at 815- 875-1331.

A ‘Grand Night for Singing’ HENRY — River Valley Players will be presenting the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein cabaret style when “A Grand Night for Singing” offers something for everyone. Featuring songs from such lesser-known works as “Allegro,” “Me and Juliet,” “State Fair” and “Pipe Dream,” modest successes like “Flower Drum Song” and hits like “Carousel,” “Oklahoma!,” “The King and I,” “South Pacific,” “Cinderella” and “The Sound of Music,” it originally was presented at Rainbow and Stars at the top of Rockefeller Cen-

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Under the immediate supervision of the Chief Circuit Judge or other Judges as he shall direct, this is a responsible administrative position managing Probation and Court Services in Marshall, Putnam and Stark Counties. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Under the direction of the Chief Circuit Judge, duties include: efficient management of the Probation Department; effective delivery of services to the Circuit Court; budgetary development and management; development, supervision and evaluation of probation programs; facilitation of department planning and management; direct supervision of probationers; and other duties as required. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS A master’s degree in management, public administration, criminal justice, or social services and one or more years employment in Court Services; or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two or more years of employment in Court Services, criminal justice or other social services. STARTING SALARY $40,000 TO APPLY Applicants must be placed on the Administrative Office of the Illinois Court’s eligible list for probation/ court services supervisory personnel. Send a cover letter, application, and resume to: Honorable Stephen Kouri Chief Circuit Judge Peoria County Courthouse 324 Main Street – Room 215 Peoria, IL 61602-1363 309-672-6088 DEADLINE Applications must be received by May 5, 2014. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF ) THE ESTATE OF ) ROBERT V. MEKLEY,) Deceased ) NO. 2014-P-1 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Robert V. Mekley. Letters of Administration were issued on March 27, 2014 to Kathy J. Mekley, 420 W. Main, McNabb, Illinois 61335 as Independent Administrator, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Putnam County Courthouse, Hennepin, Illinois 61327, or with the representative, or both, on or before October 16, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed by that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk are to be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 28th day of March, 2014 s/ Cathy J. Oliveri Putnam County Circuit Clerk Published in the Putnam County Record Apr. 9, 16 and 23, 2014.

NO. 14-P-7 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of VALENTINO TONIONI. Letters of office were issued on April 3, 2014 to Patricia Tonioni as independent executrix, 122 8th Street, P. O. Box 48, Standard, Illinois 61363, whose attorney is Roger C. Bolin of Boyle & Bolin, 227 E. Court Street, Hennepin, Illinois 61327. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk of court, Putnam County Courthouse, Hennepin, Illinois 61327, or with the representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of issuance of letters 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 10 after it has been filed. Dated this 3rd day of April, 2014. BOYLE & BOLIN Attorneys for Executrix 227 E. Court Street Hennepin, IL 61327 Tel: 815-925-7393 Published in the Putnam County Record Apr. 16, 23 and 30, 2014.

14-CH-4 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1 -177 BIRCH DR PUTNAM, IL 61560 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Leokadia Sokolowska, deceased, Unknown Claimants and Lienholders against the Estate of Leokadia Sokolowska, deceased, Unknown Claimants and Lienholders against the Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Leokadia Sokolowska, deceased, Defendants, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 1 -177 Birch Dr, Putnam, IL 61560, more particularly described as: i. The names of all plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. ii. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. iii. The names of the title holders of record are: Heirs and Devisees of Leokadia Sokolowska, deceased iv. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Lot 177 in the Plat of Lake Thunderbird Hills, Putnam County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 156, on September 5, 1969, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Putnam County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 03-00-035-170 v. A common address or description of the location for the real estate is as follows: 1 -177 Birch Dr, Putnam, IL 61560 vi. An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of the Mortgagors: Leokadia Sokolowska, deceased Name of the Mortgagee: MidAmerica Bank, FSB Date of the Mortgage: November 5, 2007 Date of the recording: November 7, 2007 County where recorded: Putnam County Recording document identification: Document No. 07-1300 UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the PUTNAM County Courthouse, 120 North 4th Street, Hennepin, Il 61327 on or before May 9, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217) 422 1719 I600127 Published in the Putnam County Record Apr. 9, 16 and 23, 2014.

Sheriff of Putnam County, or his deputy, will on APRIL 30, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, 120 North Fourth Street, Hennepin, Illinois 61327, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth, the following described real estate: Parcel 1: Lots 208 and 209 in Haws’ Addition to the Original Village of Magnolia, situated in Putnam County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 307 North Chicago Street, Magnolia, IL 61336 PIN: 04-00-040-161 Parcel 2: That part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 32 North, Range 1 West of the Third Principal Meridian, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 4; thence South 00degrees, 20 minutes 07 seconds West 1096.06 feet along the East line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 4; thence South 89 degrees, 32 minutes, 35 seconds, West 538.11 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 00 degrees 38 minutes 53 seconds West 205.82 feet; thence South 04 degrees, 20 minutes, 22 seconds East 447.22 feet; thence North 89 degrees, 36 minutes, 03 seconds West 361.07 feet; thence North 00 degrees, 38 minutes, 53 seconds East 615.58 feet; thence North 81 degrees, 34 minutes, 50 seconds East 224.64 feet; thence North 89 degrees, 32 minutes, 35 seconds East 100.38 feet to the point of beginning; SITUATED IN PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 11795 East 1250 Road, Granville, IL 61326 PIN: 02-02-095-000 The terms of sale are: 10% percent down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four hours. The mortgagee shall be entitled to offset against the purchase price (i.e. receive credit for) the amount due under the Agreed Judgment Order and such other amounts as may be authorized by the Court in the order confirming sale. The real estate is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, municipal liens upon the real estate, if any, easements and claims of easement, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff, and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. 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 by the Court. The premises will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale and the Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to

verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff’s Attorney: The Cantlin Law Firm, 760 East Etna Road, Ottawa, Illinois, 61350, Telephone: 815-433-4712. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Alan Brizgis, First State Bank/McNabb, 411 W. Main St., McNabb, IL 61335, Ph: 815-882-2146 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Plaintiff’s Attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published in the Putnam County Record Apr. 9, 16 and 23, 2014.


NOTICE The Village of McNabb has available upon request this year’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The CCR includes the basic information on the source(s) of your drinking water, the levels of any contaminants that were detected in the water during 2013, and compliance with other drinking water rules, as well as some educational materials. To obtain a free copy of this report, please call Patricia Harrison, Village Clerk at 815-488-2806. Published in the Putnam County Record April 23, 2014.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST STATE BANK , a State Banking ) Association, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) MARK A. RINALDO, ) PAULA J. RINALDO, ) M & G HAY, INC., an Illinois corporation, ) TENANTS IN POSSESSION, COLLECTION ) PROFESSIONALS, INC., UNKNOWN ) OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, ) Defendants. ) NO. 14-CH-3 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Agreed Judgment Order entered in the above cause on March 27, 2014, Kevin Doyle,

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VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE ACCEPTING MOWING BIDS Sealed bids are being accepted for the following mowing jobs: 1. Veteran’s Park & Waste Water Treatment Plant 2. Hopkins Park & Municipal outskirts Each bid must be accompanied with proof of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 and worker’s compensation insurance. If you would like to bid both properties, please do so but they must be separate bids. In addition, each bid should be on a per mow basis. The outskirts shall be mowed once a week and the parks twice per week or as needed. Bids must be in no later than May 2, 2014 at 12 p.m. You may mail bids to: Village of Granville P.O. Box 580, Granville, IL 61326 Or drop off at: The Granville Village Hall 316 S. McCoy St., Granville, IL 61326 For questions or to view the properties, please call the Village Hall at 815-339-6333 Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to set up an appointment. Bids will be opened Monday May 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. and approved at the Village’s regular scheduled meeting on May 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The Village of Granville, Illinois reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois A Municipal Corporation By: Douglas Gimbal Village Board President Published in the Putnam County Record Apr. 16 and 23, 2014.


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ViewListing, Photos & Absentee Bid on website: SPECIAL PREvIEw: Friday, April 25, 2014 Time: 4:00-6:00 P.M. LG. TRAIN COLLECTION: Collection of Over 300 Trains - Mostly HO Scale-Most NIB Including Santa Fe Big 3 Set in Box-Made in Korea, Bowser, Walther, Athearn, Heritage, LambertJapan, Bachmann, Genesis by Athearn, Intermountain, Atlas, Special Proto Series, Various Engines & Tender Sets, Some Lionel Including Transformers, O-Gauge Engines, Various Lionel O-Gauge Cars & Accessories, Various Train Buildings & Tressels & Train Related Items-Magazines, Pictures, Postcards; Marx Diesel Type Electric Train w/Box TOY COLLECTION: John Deere & Tru Scale Farm Toys; Hop-a-long Cassidy Wind Up; Various Toy Cars & Trucks, Semis, Model Kits, Tin Barns & Toy Accessories; Tootsie Toys; Marbles, Puzzles, Games LG. COLLECTION OF QUALITY AMMONIB: CASES OF QUALITY AMMO Including 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington,40 S&W, 38 Special, 308 Winchester, Sm. Pistol Primers, 45 ACP, 45 Auto, 9MM Luger, 6.8MM, 7MM Magnum, Performance Match, Superior Ammo and MORE! LG. GROUP OF FISHING: Including Various Lures, Spinners, Fish Hooks, Tackle Boxes Full of Misc. Fishing Equipment MISC COLLECTIBLES: Men’s Jewelry & Cuff Links; Case Ribbon & Pin; RR Pins and Fobs, Women’s Jewelry & Watches; Linens, Planters PLEASE NOTE: PROXIBID AVAILABLE DAY OF AUCTION



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Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of The sources of drinking water (both tap water and IL1550050 contaminants does not necessarily indicate that bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, water poses a health risk. More information about ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to travels over the surface of the land or through the contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals December 31, 2013 Hotline at (800) 426-4791. and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can This report is intended to provide you with important In order to ensure that tap water is safe to pickup substances resulting from the presence of information about your drinking water and the efforts made animals or from human activity. drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the by the water system to provide safe drinking water. amount of certain contaminants in water provided Contaminants that may be present in source water by public water systems. FDA regulations establish include: limits for contaminants in bottled water which Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and The source of drinking water used by must provide the same protection for public health. bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock GRANVILLE is Ground Water in drinking water than the general population. operations, and wildlife. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and For more information regarding this report contact: undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result or other immune system disorders, some elderly and from urban storm water runoff, industrial or infants can be particularly at risk from domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas infections. These people should seek advice about production, mining, or farming. drinking water from their health care providers. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other water runoff, and residential uses. microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Organic chemical contaminants, including Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are If present, elevated levels of lead can cause Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre by-products of industrial processes and petroleum serious health problems, especially for pregnant el agua que usted bebe. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien production, and can also come from gas stations, women and young children. Lead in drinking water que lo entienda bien. urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Radioactive contaminants, which can be We cannot control the variety of materials used in naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas plumbing components. When your water has been production and mining activities. sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap Source Water Information for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about Source Water Name Type of Water Report Status Location lead in your water, you may wish to have your WELL 3 (01483) GW ________ 20 FT ESE OF WATER TOWER water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to WELL 4 (01484) GW ________ 100 FT SSW OF WATER TOWER minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at Source Water Assessment We want our valued customers to be informed about their water quality. If you would like to learn more, please feel welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. The source water assessment for our supply has been completed by the Illinois EPA. If you would like a copy of this information, please stop by City Hall or call our water operator at __________________. To view a summary version of the completed Source Water Assessments, including: Importance of 815-224-1650 Source Water; Susceptibility to Contamination Determination; and documentation/recommendation of Source Water Protection Efforts, you may access the Illinois EPA website at Based on information obtained in a Well Site Survey published in 1992 by the Illinois EPA, several potential sources are located within 1,000 feet of the wells.The Illinois EPA has determined that the Granville Community Water Supply's source water is not suspectibile to contamination. This determination is based on a number of criteria including; monitoring conducted at the wells; monitoring conducted at the entry point to the distribution system; and available hydrogeologic data on the wells.Furthermore, in anticipation of the U.S. EPA's proposed Ground Water Rule, the Illinois EPA has determined that the Granville Community Water Supply is not vulnerable to viral contamination. This determination is based upon the evaluation of the following criteria during the Vulnerability Waiver Process: the community's wells are properly constructed with sound integrity and proper siting conditions; a hydraulic barrier exists which should prevent pathogen movement; all potential routes and sanitary defects have been mitigated such that the source water is adequately protected; monitoring data did not indicate a history of disease outbreak; and the sanitary survey of the water supply did not indicate a viral contamination threat. Because the community's wells are constructed in a confined aquifer, which should prevent the movement of pathogens into the wells, well hydraulics were not considered to be a significant factor in the susceptibility determination. Hence, well hydraulics were not evaluated for this system ground water supply.

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Lead and Copper

Regulated Contaminants Detected

Definitions: Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, Lead and Copper Date Sampled MCLG Action Level (AL) 90th Copper 2013 1.3 1.3

Water Quality Test Results

below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety. triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Percentile # Sites Over AL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination 0.44 0 ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum residual disinfectant level The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not goal or MRDLG: reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Maximum residual disinfectant level or The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a MRDL: disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Definitions: The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation. ppb: micrograms per liter or parts per billion - or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water. na: not applicable. Avg: Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples. ppm: milligrams per liter or parts per million - or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water.

Regulated Contaminants Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products Chlorine Inorganic Contaminants Barium

Collection Date 12/31/2013 Collection Date 04/14/2011

Highest Level Range of Levels Detected Detected 0.8 0.56 - 1.07 Highest Level Range of Levels Detected Detected 0.0103 0.00966 0.0103 1.2 1.1 - 1.2






0.202 - 0.22




0 - 3

Nitrite [measured as Nitrogen] Sodium



0 - 0.011



346 - 346




0 - 0.009

Radioactive Contaminants Combined Radium 226/228

Collection Date 01/24/2012

Highest Level Range of Levels Detected Detected 1.68 1.68 - 1.68

Violations Table Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)*




Violation Likely Source of Contamination



ppm Units

N Water additive used to control microbes. Violation Likely Source of Contamination














ppm ppm











Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits. N Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. N This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits. N This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits. N Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits. N Erosion from naturally occuring deposits: Used in water softener regeneration. N This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Naturally occurring; discharge from metal Violation Likely Source of Contamination N

Erosion of natural deposits.

Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Violation Type

Violation Begin

Violation End




Violation Explanation We failed to test our drinking water for the contaminant and period indicated. Because of this failure, we cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during the period indicated.

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)

Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation We failed to test our drinking water for the contaminant and period indicated. Because of this MONITORING, ROUTINE (DBP), MAJOR 10/01/2012 09/30/2013 failure, we cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during the period indicated. THE HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) AND TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED ON AUGUST 21, 2013, WHICH WAS DURING THE MONITORING PERIOD. THE RESULTS WERE NOT REPORT TO THE IEPA UNTIL OCTOBER 15, 2013, WHICH WAS AFTER THE MONITORING PERIOD ENDED. THE RESULTS WERE BELOW THE MCL.

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Harold Fay will play for IVCC

PERU — The Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru is having an art show from 2 to 5 p.m. April 27 at MarkAllen’s American Kitchen, 1402 Peoria St., Peru. Tickets are $25 a person and give attendees chances at winning the donated art. Tickets can be purchased at MarkAllen’s anytime before April

By Dixie Schroeder

GRANVILLE — April 8 started a new chapter in Harold Fay’s life. The Putnam County High School senior signed a letter of intent to play basketball next season for the Illinois Valley Community College Eagles. IVCC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tommy Canale has been looking at Fay for a long time. Fay follows older brother Kevin, who played for Canale from 2010-12. Canale noted that he had been watching Fay since he was a freshman and that his game has developed. Canale thinks that Fay’s game has gotten better as he has grown much smarter on the floor in his four years of high school play. He also appreciates Fay’s ability to hustle on both offense and defense. Fay has strong pacing and is a competitor, according to Canale. Over his high school career, Fay has averaged 19 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals per game in his senior year. “Harold is a great fit for IVCC as he is a tough competitor who is athletic and will play hard. I

Zonta Club to hold art show 27, and attendees can purchase additional chances beyond those that come with the ticket at MarkAllen’s on April 27. There will be food and drinks available at additional charge. To reserve a table or ask questions, call Ann at MarkAllen’s at 815-220-0642. Donations of art work can be

dropped off at MarkAllen’s through April 27 as well during their normal business hours. Zonta is a worldwide organization working to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. Much of what the LaSalle-Peru club does benefits local women.

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PCHS senior Harold Fay (front center) sits with his parents, Amy and Harold Fay Sr., as PCHS basketball coach Josh Nauman (back, left) and IVCC basketball coach Tommy Canale look on. like the way he competes, passes the basketball and his ability to shoot the outside jumper. He will be a great asset to the Eagles and will have the opportunity to see quality minutes as a freshmen,” Canale said. Panther head basketball coach Josh Nauman agrees with Canale’s assessment of Fay’s playing abilities. Nauman noted that Fay has put a lot of extra time after practice into making his

game better. “It’s a great opportunity for Harold. IVCC is getting a great kid who is an extremely hard worker. He has put in a lot of time over the past four years to make himself an outstanding player. I’m sure Harold will be very successful there and have a great two years,” Nauman said. Fay also looked at Parkland College and Carl Sandburg College in his college search.

SPRINGFIELD — Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded more than $670,000 in Another Back to Books grants to 159 libraries to acquire fiction and/or non-fiction books, learning CDs and DVDs and other educational materials. Putnam County Library will receive $5,000 as their share.

“It is important that our libraries have access to a diverse collection of books for patrons to read for knowledge or enjoyment,” said White. “These grants are a great way for libraries to encourage reading and get more people to use their local library.” Libraries submitted applications specifying the types of books and other

materials they would purchase if they received funding, including: building collections in women’s studies and sociology; health sciences books for nursing students; books and other materials to help veterans make the transition from military to civilian life; and DVDs to provide training to firefighters.

RVP announces casting call HENRY — The River Valley Players Youth Theatre will hold auditions for young actors, ages 5-14, for the youth theatre musical, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” at 6:30 p.m. May 9 and at 10 a.m. May 10 at St. Mary’s Community Center in Henry. Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and reading from the script. All audition material will be taught at the audition, no advance preparation is necessary. The song “Part of Your World” will be taught during the audi-

tion. Those auditioning should arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition times to complete the audition forms and information. Auditioners should bring their schedule of all conflicts, including camps and vacations for June and July. Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals is important. In addition to principal roles, a large chorus is required to fill the roles of sea creatures, French chefs, seagulls, sailors and lagoon animals.







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