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Choppy waters for Granville’s TIF district Borio: ‘We’re just a couple weeks away, and you take interest’ By Ken Schroeder

GRANVILLE – The regular business meeting of the Granville Village Board was preceded by a public hearing on the potential impact of

Granville’s proposed TIF District and business districts. After months of apparently-smooth sailing, the process is not as popular with many residents as was expected. Keith Moran, presi-

dent of Moran Economic Development, answered several questions about the financial prospects of the planned construction of a Dollar General Store and the impact on other businesses in Granville. Among those who

came with questions was Putnam County Schools Superintendent Jay McCracken, who was concerned about the possible expansion of the TIF district. “We’re looking to see no further expansion of the TIF district,” Moran said.

The predominant course of questioning was how the village could afford the establishment of the TIF district and the negative impact that TIFs can have when they fail. Bobby Cofoid was skeptical of where the $4.5 million figure came from as the amount

the TIF could generate for Granville. Cofoid was especially cautious as he noted he lived in Morris where a TIF district failed to produce the revenue expected, causing property taxes in the area to rise.

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Workers and workplaces recovering slowly By Barb Kromphardt

The latest figures are out, and the numbers show Putnam County residents and businesses are slowly recovering from the effects of the recession along with the rest of the country. On April 30, the Census Bureau released County Business Patterns: 2011, which provides the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees, and first quarter and annual payroll for most of the 1,200 industries covered at the national, state and county levels. There were 7.4 million U.S. businesses with paid employees for 2011, a loss of 42,585 establishments from 2010. This is the fourth consecutive year of decline for the number of U.S. businesses. The good news came in terms of total employment. In 2011, total employment from all U.S. business sectors was 113.4 million, an increase of 1.5 million employees from 2010. This is the first year since 2008 in which U.S. businesses reported an increase in employment over the prior year. Last year saw a decline of 2.5 million workers, which came on the heels of a 6.4 million decline the previous year. In 2011 in Putnam County, there were 129 businesses with paid employees, a decrease of five establishments from

See Recovery Page 3

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Putnam County Emergency Medical Services paramedics Matt Gensini (left) and Justin Sullivan check equipment in an ambulance.

Celebrating those who serve National EMS Week 2013 is May 19-25 By Dixie Schroeder

MCNABB – The Putnam County Emergency Medical Services are on duty every minute of every day to serve the residents of Putnam County. PCEMS has six full-time paramedics as well as PCEMS Director Andy Jackson. Paramedics include Matt Gensini, Vern Gadd, Mark Hameister, Kenny Knapp, Nic Riordon and Justin Sullivan. Jackson said there are 10 emergency medical technicians (EMTs) on the PCEMS staff. The EMTs are Allen Haef-

fner, Kim Goodbred, Bob Foley, Lyle Calkins, Jermey Simmons, Bryan Berlin, Kathy Newhalfen, Gregg Carr, Gloria Dunn and Keenan Campbell. Typical shifts for the paramedics of PCEMS are 24 hours on and then 48 hours off. Jackson said the paramedics come in at 6 p.m. in the evening for their 24-hour shift. The EMTs are scheduled as they are available for work. EMTs work a 12- or 24-hour shift based on this availability. On each shift, there is one paramedic and one EMT on duty. Jackson said the first thing they do at the start of a typi-


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cal shift is check their truck or emergency services ambulance. They make sure all equipment is loaded and secured and ready if they are given a call. Upstairs, in the household part of the PCEMS building, the on-duty staff then perform household chores as needed. The staff then can use the online computers to work on their continuing education credits. Each year licenses must be renewed or re-certified. The paramedics have specific specialty areas that they have to take an all day class once a year to keep up their certification. Evenings bring sleep, pending an emergency call; then with

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the morning there are other things that Jackson has each shift do. Supplies must be continually checked and ordered when low. Each of the three ambulances that PCEMS has must be kept in shape. One of the things done during a shift is to check those backup ambulances to make sure they are ready to roll. PCEMS has three ambulances. Two of these are what is called paramedic level. Jackson calls them something else. “These are traveling ERs,” he said. The third ambulance has basic life support services and is kept up as well for calls. In

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PRINCETON – If you see a lot of men walking around Princeton in tasteful red pumps on May 18, don’t be surprised. It’s for a very good reason. Princeton Tourism and Freedom House in Princeton are working together to present the local Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The march will take place at Soldiers and Sailors Park beginning at 1 p.m. on May 18. Christian Cyr of Cyr Financial in Hennepin is on the foundation and operational boards for Freedom House, and he plans on talking the talk and walking the walk. “To raise awareness and resources for this non-profit organization, I will don a pair of Size 13 red high heels along with

my employees and hundreds of others as we trek one mile in support of this worthy cause,” Cyr said. “Freedom House believes the fight to prevent violence against women will never be successful without those men who set good examples for their children and communities every day.” Of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds. “I’ve practiced for all of 10 feet, and it was difficult, but I’ll give it a shot,” Cyr said. “Do you know how hard it is to

find a Size 13 red high heel?” Cyr will also act as master of ceremonies for the event. His team has so far raised more than $1,000 for the walk. Sexualized violence does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, their friends, their coworkers, and their communities. Sexualized violence is epidemic. Some of the statistics: Every two minutes someone in America is raped; one in six

American women are victims of sexual assault, which means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become the victim of sexual violence. “We’re driven by what we see, on TV, on YouTube, whatever. We see bombs going off on the East Coast; we see wars; but there’s something you don’t see. One in four women are the victims of sexual crimes,” Cyr said. “We just want to raise the awareness of people for these victims.”

The mission of the Freedom House is to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Putnam as well as Bureau, Henry, Marshall and Stark counties. Last year, it hosted more than 10,000 overnight stays for women, many of them from Putnam County. Contributions are tax deductible and can be made payable to Freedom House. Frank Baird created Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in California in 2001. What started out as a small group of men daring to totter around a park has grown to become a worldwide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs. In 2007, Baird formed Venture Humanity, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, to develop peace, violence prevention and community projects. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a Venture Humanity, Inc. project.

Clarification In my “Thank You” to all of the participants in our training exercise on April 14, I inadvertently omitted a very important group of people. The Putnam County High School FFA students, and their instructor, Mr. John Heiser, were a very important part of the exercise and I wish to express my thanks to them and my apology for omitting them. Jim Goldasich, Putnam County Emergency Management Agency coordinator

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TIF From Page 1 Moran said the $4.5 million figure was based on projected revenues throughout a 23-year period, but admitted those numbers were a best-case scenario. Kim Kettman questioned where the $200,000 needed to extend sewer and water to the site on the south side of Route 71 was coming from. Moran had estimated the extra 1 percent increase in the sales tax placed on merchandise bought at the Dollar General Store through the business district tax would return about $10,000 a year; a figure that did not sit well with many of those present. “That’s 20 years before we see that money come back,” said Cofoid. “Where’s that money coming from?” Village President Doug Gimbal said the village would probably have to borrow the money to start the project. Another point of contention was the impact of Dollar General on the income of local businesses. Moran argued that businesses usually profit from being in a TIF district even with the new

Plans are now underway for Hennepin’s Fourth of July

In other action, the board: • Seated new trustee Tina Bergen. She replaced Kathleen Fescenmeyer who lost to Bergen in the April 9 general election. • Approved taking part in the Granville Summer Program with IVCC. This will mark the 12th year of the program, which begins on June 10. Cost for the program is $8 per week. • Heard opposition to the recent ordinance regulating compost piles from resident John Allen and Ray Rue. Allen told the board he felt the board was singling him out due to the complaints of another resident. • Accepted the resignations of police officer Nick Heenan and village attorney Charles Helmig. Christina Judd-Mennie was named as Helmig’s replacement. • Heard from Waste Management spokesman Dave Schwab concerning current problems with the village’s recycling program. Schwab will be mailing out a survey asking residents about the possibility of individual collection of recyclables at residences. • Approved the usage of eBilling and ePay for water billing. retail outlets. Some of the board members were taken aback by the sudden outcry from the public. “Nobody’s been here for the past year,” said Trustee Randy Borio. “Now we’re just a couple weeks away, and you take interest.” Granville building and zoning inspector Steve Haun told the board Dollar General has applied for the building permit and submitted the building plans, although the company has not purchased the property.

Engineer Larry Good told the board that bids had been received for the extension of the sewer and water to the proposed site, the lowest bidder being J.W. Ossola of Granville at $145,062. “With only two weeks left, I guess this is going to happen whether we like it or not,” said Cofoid. “I hope he’s (Moran) right, but I’m skeptical.” Kettman also expressed reservations. “We don’t need more retail; we need manufacturing,” she said.

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HENNEPIN – Hennepin’s Fourth of July Committee has been getting together making plans for this year’s festivities for another fun-filled day for the whole family. Plenty of food vendors will be on hand to offer

tacos, funnel cakes, pasta fritta and ice cream, etc. Games will be available during the day for children. The car show will be held at Ernie Bassi Park again this year, and music will be playing in front of the courthouse.

At dusk, fireworks will be displayed over the Illinois River. Watch for more upcoming news releases for additional events that will be held on the Fourth of July in Hennepin.


terns report is the first since the most recent recession to show a reversal in the downward trend of employment. The growth in employment combined with the increase in annual payroll is another indication of a recovering economy.” Nationally, the retail trade sector had the highest number of establishments (1.1 million). Next were professional, scientific and technical services (850,903); health care and social assistance (818,726); other services (except public administration) (722,398); construction (657,738); and accommodation and food services (649,011). In Putnam County, construction continued to have the largest number of establishments (28), a decrease of three since 2010. Next was retail trade (15 establishments, up one) and

accommodation and food services (13 establishments, down one.) Transportation and warehousing remained in fourth place (13 establishments, down two since 2010.) Nationwide, construction continued showing the largest decline in establishments, losing 24,946 establishments (3.7 percent) in 2011, down to 657,738 overall. This followed a 4.2 percent decrease the previous year. The report excludes data on self-employed individuals, employees of private households, railroad employees, agricultural production employees and most government employees. County Business Patterns: 2011 defines employment as all fulland part-time employees who were on the payroll during the pay period that includes March 12, 2011.

From Page 1 2010. However, employment increased from 1,028 working in 2010 to 1,060 in 2011, a increase of 32 employees. This followed a loss of 269 employees in 2010 and a loss of 72 in 2009. Locally, payroll trends were mixed. In 2010, first quarter payroll was $10,980,000 and the annual payroll was $44,114,000. In 2011; first quarter payroll was $10,947,000; and the annual payroll was $50,753,000. “The strength of this release is that we can measure the economic activity of businesses at the local level, including changes over time,” said William Bostic, the Census Bureau’s associate director for economic programs. “This year’s County Business Pat-

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Susan Selquist GRANVILLE — Susan M. Selquist, 66, of Granville passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Susan was born Jan. 18, 1947, in Princeton to John and Evelyn (Epley) Martin. She married Donald Selquist on Aug. 19, 1966, in Princeton. She graduated from Henry High School and attended Illinois Valley Community College. She was a CNA and worked at St. Margaret’s in Spring Valley for 10 years. She

EMS Week From Page 1 the last three weeks, there has been three separate occasions where all three ambulances have gone out on calls at the same time. “It does happen,” Jackson said. Jackson also covers sick days and days off as needed for his staff. PCEMS can occasionally spend their shifts in different ways. The group is

also worked at Mendota Hospital. Survivors are her husband, Donald of Granville; two sons, Selquist Tim (Lori) Selquist of Triumph and Shane (Robin) Selquist of Granville; one brother, John Bruce (Barb) Martin of Branson, Mo.; one sister, Patricia Selquist of Henry; five grandchildren, Jamie, Matt, Tyler, Shiann and Krystal; four great-grandchildren; one adopted daughter, Jerilynn Hiltabrand; and numerous often called on to cover special events like the Marshall-Putnam Fair, the Hennepin Fourth of July celebration or a sporting event. Staff is called on to teach classes in the Putnam County community. Jackson said members had recently finished CPR training at Standard Adult Daycare and at the Putnam County School District. Emotional impact on the paramedics and EMTs is a concern when going

Obituaries adopted kids, grandkids Edith Zellers and great-grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harvey Martin; and one brother-in-law, Kenny. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be given in her name to cancer research. The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel will be assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to Susan’s family at www. on a call that is very serious. Jackson, along with the Rev. Dave VanLaar, is working to develop a program to train a team of crisis workers for Putnam County. The purpose of this group would be to assist staff who go on serious calls and afterward need emotional support. “We have been very fortunate,” he said. “We have only had two what I would call hairy calls since I have been here in 2006.”

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GRANVILLE — Edith Carolyn Zellers, 82, of Granville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Spring Valley Nursing Center in Spring Valley. Edith was Zellers born Aug. 15, 1930, in Lehighton, Pa., to Ernest and Marion (Thamarus) Weaver. She married Clarence “Ed” Zellers on June 4, 1949, in Weissport, Pa. Ed passed away on Jan. 6, 1984. Edith worked for many years at LaSalle National Bank, serving as the data processing manager, and also as a trust officer. Prior to that, she also worked at the Granville National Bank. She was a member of Granville UCC and the Women’s Fellowship. She served for many years as the church treasurer and on the Board of Trustees. She was one of the founders of the Men’s Good Friday Breakfast tradition at the church. She was a member of the Psi Omega Club in Granville, and also was a “Rotary Ann,” as Ed was a founding member of the Granville Rotary Club. In 1975, she and Ed hosted

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Rhoads, and her sister-inlaw, Betty Weaver; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Raymond Heiser and George Weaver; and two sisters, Joan Rhoads and Marie Weaver. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at 2 p.m. May 18 at the United Church of Christ in Granville. Cremation rites have been accorded per her request. Cremains will be interred at a later date at Franklin Heights Memorial Park, East Weissport, Pa., in a beautiful mountain place. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 17 at the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m., following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to United Church of Christ in Granville, Putnam County Achievement Services in Standard or the Zion United Church of Christ in Lehighton, Pa. Online condolences may be sent to Edith’s family at

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a student from the Rotary International Foreign Exchange Program. Edith loved and celebrated life with her family. She was a great cook and delighted especially in making homemade pies for church functions. Her faith and her church were very important to her, and she and Ed were one of the first host families for the “Friendly Town” program in Granville, where inner city children came to spend a week in Granville. She loved to bowl, and over the years, won many trophies for her bowling talent. Edith loved to dance and she loved music. As a teenager, she played the cello. She loved to travel, and especially enjoyed time at the beach in Atlantic City and in Florida. She welcomed everyone into her home as a guest, especially at Christmastime. Survivors include one son, Kent Zellers of Granville; one daughter, Pastor Karen Karczewski of Granville; one granddaughter, Jacci Zellers; and two great-grandsons, Wyatt Zellers and Damian Zellers. Edith is also survived by her brother-in-law, George

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May is Better Hearing and Speech month The month of May is designated every year as Better Hearing and Speech Month. Professionals wish the public to note this is a time to increase public awareness of the disability, and if affected, to take action on it. There are a multitude of impairments under this umbrella: Loss of hearing, speech, language and even voice understanding that can try the most patient of people. One of the most famous persons in American history with many of these challenges was Helen Keller. According to her own biography, “The Story of My Life,” Keller once said of all of her impairments, she was most frustrated by her lack of speech and hearing. COMMENTARY She said her lack of speech and hearing seemed to keep her separated from people … and she missed the human connection of that communication. The National Institute on Deafness and other communication disorders reports almost 43,000,000 people in the United States suffer from a speech, voice and language or hearing impairment. Often communication impairments often touch the most vulnerable of society … the young, disabled, older Americans and the poor. Many children have communication impairments that include stuttering, language-learning challenges and speech production or articulation. According to the University of Michigan’s Communication and Speech Disorders Department, these children are four to five times more likely than their peers to experience other language-learning disabilities that include reading problems. As children age, these disorders often slow academic progress, effect social skills, and as an adult, will slow job progress. Speech and language disorders take many forms such as speech, articulation, voice, stuttering, aphasia and oral language problems. They may be learning based, acquired, or the result of accidental injury or illness at any age. Many people are afraid to confront a hearing disability. You may have a hearing loss if you find that you turn your “good” ear to a sound to hear it better, or lose yourself following a group conversation, or often ask people to repeat themselves. Older people may get hearing loss they are unaware of from a stroke. This condition is called aphasia. It can be treated. During the month of May many audiologist will screen prospective patients for free. Audiologists have the ability to teach people with hearing loss how to work with the sounds they still hear. These doctors can prescribe hearing aids and assertive listening devices if a patient has the need of one. Other professionals that work with patients are speech-language pathologists who work with various types of speech, language, voice, hearing, stuttering and similar disorders. These professionals are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Speech-language pathologists often work in schools, clinics and other health and education settings. Tonica News/Putnam County Record Staff Writer Dixie Schroeder can be reached at

Letters to the Editor should not be more than 500 words in length. Only one person can sign a Letter to the Editor. The author of the letter must include his/her name, hometown and telephone number. The author’s name and hometown will be published, however, the telephone number is only used to verify the authenticity of the author’s signature and will not be published. Unsigned letters are never read or published. No letter will be published until the Putnam County Record contacts the author of the letter to verify the signature. The Putnam County Record reserves the right to edit or refuse any Letter to the Editor.

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Observations from the field of dreams The Tonica and Granville areas lost a real decent man recently. Cliff Arnold was a man’s man but was also a gentle man. Whenever I went into the Putnam County Record office and Cliff was there, I would always get a charge visiting with him. I remember one time he came into a coffee shop, and he changed the whole atmosphere with his no-nonsense talk. When he talked, it seemed like everyone was spellbound as they listened. This fun, loving, nice man will be forever missed. ••• “Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give the determination to make the right things happen.” Horace Mann. ••• A town in Ivins, Utah, has a sign on each end of town that reads “This little town is heaven to us, don’t drive like hell through it.” ••• Nature’s ability to thrive against all odds offers a powerful message of hope. “Life finds a way.” Have you ever seen a tree grow out of a solid rock? Probably a seed blows into a tiny crack in the rock, it sprouts, then dies, leaving a bit of organic matter for the next seed, which lives a little longer, and so on until generations of plants have enriched the crack enough to start another tree, a start of a new life. it’s a story about overcoming obstacles and about hope. We have all witnessed weeds sprouting up through sidewalk cracks or a dandelion growing out of the sidewalk. I remember taking a picture of a plucky little flower that grew up out of a really

Darrell Alleman COMMENTARY tiny hole in the blacktop road running through the Magnolia cemetery. The seedling in the crack or small hole does not have to share its corner of the world and thrives. The natural world is so amazing. ••• “There are so many different ways lives work out, so many stories and every one of them is precious, full of joy and heartbreak, and a fair amount of situation comedy.” Sean Stewart ••• This is the year the 17-year cicadas return. They have been underground since 1996 and are about to emerge and begin singing and mating as their life cycle restarts. Every 17th year a few weeks before emerging, the cicadas build exit tunnels to the surface. ••• Question. How much caffeine does the American Academy of Pediatricians recommend for adolescents? ••• I remember George Beverly Shea, who recently died at the age of 104 in Montreat, N.C. His booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, radio and TV during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham. They met each other in the early 1940s when George sang gospel songs on the WMBI radio station in Chicago, and Billy, a student at Wheaton College, visited the radio station. Mr. Shea’s rendi-

tion of “How Great Thou Art” came to define the faith of a Protestant generation. He performed live before an estimated 200 million people at Crusades over many years. He joined Graham’s Crusade team in 1947. Graham said, “As a young man starting my ministry, I asked Bev to join me. He said yes, and for over 60 years, we had the privilege of ministering together across the country and world. Bev was one of the most humble, gracious men I have ever known.” Shea was born Feb. 1, 1909, in Winchester, Ontario. He grew up singing in his father’s church choir. In the 1950s Graham had a radio show on Sunday nights from 11:30 until 1:30 a.m. On most of these Sunday nights, I was either driving one of Hansie Sandberg’s livestock trucks to the Chicago livestock yard or else sitting in line to get to the unloading dock, so I listened to the show. I really liked him. He preached, and I loved the songs that Beverly Shea sang with that great-sounding voice. ••• Answer to question. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends adolescents get no more than 100 milligrams of caffeine per day. Adults can consume up to 400 milligrams a day. A total of 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine is common for two or three cups of coffee for most people. ••• Final thought. “When anyone has enough money not to work, it’s usually because he or she does.” Malcolm Forbes Darrell Alleman of Granville can be reached in care of this newspaper at Putnam County Record, P.O. Box 48, Granville, IL 61326.

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Sports PCHS girls track finishes strong Paige Griffith qualifies for state in 300 hurdles By Dixie Schroeder

GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Lady Panther track team finished the year with a bang. On May 5 at Ottawa High School the team finished fourth overall in a multi-school event. In the 300 hurdles, Paige Griffith continued her dominance of area competition and took home first place. In the long jump, Lydia Warren leapt her way to fourth place. Kirsten Davis sailed over the high jump to a second place finish. In the 400 meter run and the 800 meter run Davis ran to a fourth place finish. Over in the relays, the team of Megan Rehn, Paige Griffith, Warren and Davis raced to a second place finish in the 4x400 relay. The 4x800 team of Ashlyn Haage, LeAnne Smith, Emily Whitney and Chloe Judd took home third place. Fourth place was awarded to the team of Paige Griffith, Brooke Veronda, Rehn and Warren in the 4x200 relay. May 9 was sectional competition. Held at Erie High School on a rainy day, coach Missy Carlson had nothing but praise for her team. “It was rainy but the girls worked hard and ran well,” she said. Paige Griffith qualified for the state meet in the 300 hurdles. Griffith got a fifth place finish, but ran a qualifying time in pouring down rain, according to Carlson. In the high jump the Panthers’ Davis earned a third place finish while the 4x400 relay of Rehn, Warren, Davis and Paige Griffith took fifth place for the high spots in the competition for the Panthers. Griffith will now participate in the state meet May 16-18 at O’Brien Stadium on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston.

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Putnam County’s Shelby Yepsen pitches to an Annawan batter during the May 6 game in Granville.

Lady Panthers clinch Tri-County Conference title By Dixie Schroeder

GRANVILLE — After a couple of rain-canceled games, the Lady Panthers were able to play the Ottawa Marquette Lady Crusaders on May 10 in Granville. The Panthers charged through the Crusaders with a final score of 11-1. A seven-run fourth inning along with a four-run fifth inning paced the attack for the Panthers. Sixteen hits were spaced evenly through-

out the line up. Stephanie Wilson was 3-for-3, scoring a run. Four of the Lady Panthers went 2-for-3 in the game; Lauren Colby earned an RBI and scored a run; Venessa Voss hit a double with two RBIs and scored a run; Nikki Mertel knocked in a run and scored a run and Taylor Pettit scored two runs, had two doubles and hit in three RBIs. Monica Monroe hit 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Shelby Yepsen earned the win. She threw 10 strikeouts, giving up

only three hits and one earned run. Yepsen is now 13-3 on the season. The Lady Crusaders’ Carly Oakes took the loss. Putnam County is now 17-6 with a 7-0 TCC mark. With this win, Putnam County clinched the TriCounty Conference Championship. The Lady Panthers will take part in regional softball action as they host the tournament in Granville this week.

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Panthers take a bite out of Tigers; lose to Ottawa Marquette Crusaders By Dixie Schroeder

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Putnam County's Tyler Williams pitches to an Ottawa Marquette batter May 8.

GRANVILLE — The Panthers were stymied by a freshman pitcher on May 8 as they took on the Ottawa Marquette Crusaders. Evan Snyder of Marquette kept the Panthers’ bats quiet as he led his team to a 12-4 win at Jenkins Field. Even as Snyder was frustrating hitters, a couple of bright spots still happened in the game. Veteran Cody Ballerini went 2-for3 with a double while Harold Fay had a 2-for-3 day, knocking in two of the Panthers’ RBIs in the game. In the fourth inning the Panthers tried to get a rally going. The score was 1-1 at the time. Austin Pletsch smoked a single to left field, but Marquette’s Snyder fooled Christian Carboni into hitting a ground ball for a 1-4-3 double play to end the inning. Walks plagued the Panthers in the game. Losing pitcher Tyler Williams, who worked 4

1/3 innings, gave up two earned runs, threw four strike outs and gave up six walks. Pitcher Jack Egan took the circle for the first time since he had been beaned by a line drive in an April 2 game against Ottawa in the fifth inning. He had the first batter fly out to center and Xavier Warren kept another run from scoring with a rocket throw home so at the time the score stood at 2-1. However the Crusaders took a 3-1 lead when Egan walked a Marquette batter. Then the next Marquette batter hit a three-run double into the right field gap to break the game wide open at 6-1. By the top of the seventh the Crusaders had added five runs to put the game out of reach with the final score being 12-4. Putnam County coach Dave Garcia gave props to the Crusaders’ Snyder noting that he was going to be a force to be reckoned with in his high school career. Gar-

cia pointed out that his team in giving up 10 walks hurt themselves. The Panthers are now 16-10 and will play May 15 in the regional game they are hosting at Ken Jenkins Field. Panthers defeat Princeton Tigers The Putnam County Panthers took a bite out of the Princeton Tigers on May 7, winning with a score of 4-2 at Massino Field in Hennepin, Leading hitters for the Panthers included Evan Kreiser and Christian Carboni, who each had two hits, and Cody Ballerini, who knocked a single and an RBI. Xavier Warren ran the base paths with abandon, taking two stolen bases and hitting a single. Austin Pletsch also added an RBI. Winning pitcher for the Panthers was Harold Fay. Fay kept the Tigers guessing, tossing seven innings, giving up only two hits and one earned run. He also smoked six Tiger batters for strikeouts and gave up only two walks.

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Lady Panthers From Page 1 Lady Panthers defeat Annawan The Putnam County Lady Panthers started the week off with a win, defeating Annawan by a score of 5-0 in a home game on May 6. The Panthers’ Shelby Yepsen pitched the win from the circle, throwing 12 strike outs and giving up only two walks in a total of seven innings. Yepsen gave up five hits. Leading the Lady Panther hitters was outfielder Stephanie Wilson, who went 2-for-3, scoring two runs. First baseman Venessa Voss was 2-for-4 with one double and an RBI. Catcher Carly Gonet also went 2-for-4 hitting in two RBIs. Second baseman Taylor Pettit was the third of the 2-for-4 club, knocking in an RBI as well. Coach Chris Walker was happy with the defensive play of his team, especially left fielder Destinee Gonzalez. “She has done a tremendous job playing left field for us this year, and her bat is very much improved. She’s an even better person too. She makes our team better,” he said.

Putnam County High School JV round up GRANVILLE – The Putnam County junior varsity baseball Panthers won a big game May 8 at Jenkins Field against Stark County by a score of 9-2. The Panthers’ big inning was the fourth, where they scored seven runs. Hot Panther hitters included Nick DiazDeLeon, Danny Pavlovich and Garrett Ossola. Alec Veverka got the win and Michael Glenn the save for the game.

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Left fielder Destinee Gonzalez makes the play on a hit during the Annawan vs. PC game on May 6.

Putnam County to hold mini-camp for golfers

Edgewood Ladies League has begun its season MCNABB – The Edgewood Ladies League started its season on May 7. The play of the day was poker – most one-of-a-kinds. The officers were hostesses. Winners were: Flight A – Cyndi Palm; Flight B – Donna Berry; Flight C – Marge Van Ness. Palm and Roberta Hensen were low gross while Hensen was also low net. Low putt honors were won by Palm, Hensen and Dolly Piccioli.

MCNABB – A Putnam County Lady Panther mini-camp will be held for all girls who have finished seventh grade through incoming seniors who might be interested in playing high school golf in the fall. Students must be planning to attend

Putnam County schools in the fall of 2013. Pre-register before June 7 by calling Eric Ciucci at 815-866-9375. There is no cost for this mini-camp. The camp will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 10-12, rain or shine, at Edgewood Park Golf Club in McNabb.

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FOR ONLY PC Schools considers special education services GRANVILLE – On May 21, there will be a meeting conducted by Putnam County Community Unit School District to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students

PCEF hosts wine tasting UTICA – The Friends of the Putnam County Education Foundation will host an After Hours wine tasting event at the August Hill Winery Tasting Room in Utica from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 30. “This event was a huge success last June, so we have decided to duplicate the effort,” said John Redshaw, one of the orga-

nizers of the event. Ticket prices are $25 each or two for $40. A ticket entitles the bearer to six wine tastings accompanied by a spread of cheese, crackers and fruit. An assortment of chocolates is also available. Tickets are limited, so reserve your spot at this event as quickly as possible.

GRANVILLE – The Hopkins Alumni are looking for photographs that can be used for display at the Hopkins Township High School reunion on Aug. 3. They are looking for photos of your class, class reunions, teams and clubs. Copies of the photos


in the boundaries of the district, contact Gene Randolph at 815882-2800, Option 8. The meeting will be held at the Putnam County Junior High School and will begin at 9 a.m.

will be made, and the originals will be returned to the owners promptly. Please place the photos in an envelope listing the year, activity and names of all persons and drop them off to Peg Gonet at Gonet Insurance and Realty, 321

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RVP announces ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ auditions HENRY — Auditions for River Valley Players Youth Theatre, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” will be at 2 and 6 p.m. May 19 at St. Mary’s Community Center in Henry. There are approximately 35 roles for children ages 5-16. In addition, crew opportunities are available for children ages 10-18 and are a great way to expand theater knowledge. The summer

To celebrate this year’s successful VIP program, the school will host a charity walk-a-thon from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The VIPs will set up a camp outside with a donation can for their charities. The students and community will walk around the school in support of these charities. Water and snacks will be sold during the walk. All proceeds will be donated to each VIP’s charity.


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13th annual bowling tournament supports PC schools/students By Dixie Schroeder

PRINCETON – The 13th annual Putnam County Education Foundation’s Betty Bouxsein Bowling Tournament was lucky for the school children of Putnam County. Held on April 14 at Crown Lanes in Princeton, the tournament raised more than $3,100 for future educational extras in Putnam County schools. The tournament had two sessions of 12 teams, each with an entry fee of $170 per team. Each team consisted of five bowlers. The event had a record 20 teams registered this year. Bouxsein’s sons, Daryl and Bruce Bouxsein, both helped organize the event and participated with their families. PCEF Board member John Redshaw was very pleased with the event. “Although the tournament has its competitive teams, the bowling event is mostly comprised of teams out to support a worthy cause in memory of a wonderful person, great friend and trustee, namely Betty Bouxsein,”

Putnam County Schools Breakfast menus May 20 – French toast with syrup, Gogurt, fruit, juice, milk. May 21 – Cereal and toast, fruit, juice, milk. May 22 – Poptarts, string cheese, fruit, juice, milk. May 23 – Pigs in a blanket, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk. May 24 – Whole grain muffin, yogurt cup, fruit, juice, milk.

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Library corner All libraries The summer reading program has a theme of “Have Books – Will Travel.” The first program at each location will be the start of an exciting summer of travel. Each week, a new suitcase will arrive at the library packed with programs steeped in stories and crafts for continents in the world. Week one will be the beginning of the trip, beginning from

the home library. From there, exploration of the continents will begin. Participants will have the opportunity to place a pin in the map in each location denoting the places they have visited throughout the world. The program is for all ages with chances given for special prizes for each age group. More information coming soon. Condit Library For the month of May,

different stories will be read about families, family members, different kinds of families, adoption, only children and new babies in the family. May programs at Condit are Preschool Story Time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. A craft accompanies stories. Granville Library The summer reading program, “Have Book Will Travel” begins in June and will continue through the summer. Regular preschool story

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NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 10, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Putnam County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Siegs Tire/ Tube Repair Shop, located at 112 South St. Paul Street, Mark, Illinois. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013. /s/Daniel S. Kuhn County Clerk Published in the Putnam County Record May 1, 8 and 15, 2013.

delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of April, 2013. /s/Cathy J. Oliveri Putnam County Circuit Clerk Published in the Putnam County Record May 8, 15 and 22, 2013.

Published in the Putnam County Record May 15, 22 and 29, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS JEROME R. RICE, ) PLAINTIFF ) VS. ) BELINDA J. RICE, DEVON RICE, A. ) MINOR, MELLISA A. JACOBS ) KASSABAUM, and MELLISA A. JACOBS ) SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE MARIAN ) E. RICE TRUST DATED JANUARY 12, 2000 ) and CHAD JACOBS, DEFENDANTS ) CASE #12-CH-32 PUBLICATION TO NON-RESIDENT DEFENDANTS TAKE NOTICE BELINDA J. RICE and DEVON F. RICE that you are named as parties Defendant in the above described cause of action which is now pending before the Circuit Court of Putnam County, Illinois as Case # 12-CH-32. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Default or any proceeding shall not be taken against either of you unless 30 days have elapsed from the first publication of this notice which occurred on the Eighth day of May, 2013. Given at Hennepin, Illinois this 1st day of May, 2013. Cathy Oliveri Clerk of the Circuit Court Putnam County Helmig & Helmig Attorney For Plaintiff 318 S. McCoy St. Granville, IL 61326 (815) 339-6206 Published in the Putnam County Record May 8, 15 and 22, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) LUCILLE M. ) PLETSCH ) Deceased ) NO. 13-P-7 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Lucille M. Pletsch. Letters of Office were issued on April 24, 2013 to Jennifer Ibarra, 729 S. Fifth Avenue Drive, Princeton, IL 61356 as Independent Representative, whose attorneys are Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke, P.C., Ten Park Avenue West, Princeton, IL 61356. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk, Bureau County Courthouse, Princeton, Illinois 61356, or with the representative, or both, on or before Friday, November 8, 2013, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 1803 of the Probate Act of 1975, the ate 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

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) WILLIAM GILMORE, ) Deceased. ) No. 11-P-13 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the death of William Gilmore. Letters of Office were issued on April 5, 2013 to Mary Ann McCorkle, 5079 CR 2507, Caddo Mills, TX 75135, as Executor, whose attorney is Jacob J. Frost, 222 E. St. Paul St., Spring Valley, IL 61362. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court, Putnam County Court House, Hennepin, IL 61327, or with the Executor, or both, on or before November 16, 2013, which date is not less than 6 months from the date of first publication or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the Executor is required by Sec. 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before said date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Executor and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 6th day of May, A.D. 2013. Jacob J. Frost, Attorney at Law Attorney for Executor 222 E. St. Paul St. Spring Valley, IL 61362 Tel: (815) 323-4851

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF ) THE ESTATE OF ) IRA F. STONIER, ) DECEASED ) NO 82-P-25 PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE “I.F. DOUG STONIER & ELLA STONIER EDUCATIONAL TRUST” provides for awarding College Scholarships to a number of college students determined as being a minimum of four for the school year commencing August. To be eligible each student must have resided in the Township of Granville, Hennepin or Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois, for a period of three (3) years prior to the award of a scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded on a basis of educational capability and need to students working toward a Bachelor’s Degree. Students who may pursue their course of study at Illinois Valley Community College will not be eligible to the scholarships while attending Illinois Valley Community College. Applications for a scholarship may be picked up at the Granville National Bank, Granville, Illinois. Applications will be accepted no later than June 28, 2013. GIVEN at Granville, Illinois this 3rd day of may, 2013. THE GRANVILLE NATIONAL BANK TRUSTEE, for the “I.F. Doug Stonier & Ella Stonier Educational Trust” Published in the Putnam County Record May 15, 2013.

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Lava flows and the Earth changes. Come for stories about volcanoes and make a mini erupting mountain model to take home. On May 25, travel back to prehistoric times and meet the woolly mammoths! Make a woolly mask to take home. Hennepin Library Story Hour continues at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays when children have stories read to them and have an opportunity to make a related craft.


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11 Spotlight Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • The Putnam County Record • 11

Serving the People of Putnam County

PC Business Shop these area businesses and see how they can help you with your various needs!

Christian Cyr, CPA • Financial Advisor

Christina (Judd) Mennie Attorney At Law

S & K Gun Shop

Complete Car and truCk Care 24 Hour towing ServiCe Rt. 89, McNabb, IL • Jack Bima, Owner

220 E. High St. • Hennepin • 925-7501 Securities and advisory services offered through SII Investments, Inc.® (SII), member FINRA/SIPC and a Registered Investment Advisor. SII and Cyr Financial are separate and unrelated companies.

A shot above the rest ... Hennepin, IL Steve Kalman, Owner

200 E. High Street Hennepin, IL 61327-0137 Phone: 815.925.4090 Fax: 815.925.4095


Laser Scope Alignment Available Gun Sales, Repairs & Cleanings

Call for all Legal and Title Services

Jerry Kriewald

Carpet Cleaner

Operating Owner Phone: 815.431.9940 Cell: 815.712.9609 Fax: 815.431.9950 1201 Fosse Rd., Unit A Ottawa, IL 61350

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12 From You 12 • The Putnam County Record • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hannah Henderson wins local Tar Wars contest By Barb Kromphardt

GRANVILLE – Putnam County fifth-grader Hannah Henderson is the winner of the Putnam County Tar Wars tobacco-free poster contest. Hannah and the top runner ups were announced in a ceremony at Putnam County High School May 6. Hannah’s poster will be put on a billboard in the county. The annual Tar Wars anti-tobacco poster contest was held March 13 at the Bureau/Putnam County Health Department in Princeton. An estimated 300 post-

ers were received from fourth- and fifth-grade students throughout the two-county area. The contest was sponsored by the BureauPutnam County Health Department with sponsors Becky Piano and Joy Jaraczewski. Jaraczewski said the purpose of the Tar Wars poster contest is to promote being smoke free and to educate people about the dangers of tobacco use. Putnam County Elementary Principal Michael Olson said the students did an outstanding job in creating their posters and educating children of the dangers of tobacco.

Reminder to all Granville Residents

“It was a great way for PCES to promote healthy living, and we appreciate the support from the Bureau-Putnam County Health Department,” he said. “We are proud of all of you!” Top runner ups were fourth-graders Zoe Burash, Caitlyn Cioni, Cristal Correa, Kelvin Davenport, Rosa Garcia, Matt Haage, Sophia Harris, Taylor Lenkaitus, Madison Longbein, Jentsie Peterson, Luke Pederson, Rylan Poole and McKenna Poole; and fifth-graders Madi Brannon, Ali Ciucci, Miles McCook, Kaitlyn Miller, Maddie Vacca and Paige Zellmer.

Putnam County Record photo/Dixie Schroeder

Tar Wars contest participants were recognized in a ceremony at Putnam County High School May 6. Students recognized were (front row, from left) Luke Pederson, Caitlyn Cioni, Sophia Harris, Madison Brannon, Zoe Burash, Taylor Lenkaitis and Matt Haage; and (back row) Hannah Henderson (winner), Miles McCook, Kaitlyn Miller, Cristal Correa, Rosa Garcia, Ali Ciucci and Jentsie Peterson. Not pictured were Ryan Poole, Paige Zellmer, Makenna Solomon, Kelvin Davenport, Madison Vacca and Madison Longbein.


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