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Giving habitat a hand Putnam County High School custodian Mark Wackerlin (foreground) is using his degree in environmental sciences to help the students of the school restore portions of the campus in Granville to a native habitat. Wackerlin said the project will provide a much-needed food source for migrating pollinators. FOR A STORY ABOUT THE PROJECT, PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 4. (PCR photo/Dave Cook)


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Richard A. Henderson enters a Putnam County courtroom Thursday. He is the 26-year-old Standard man whom investigators believe stabbed and killed 16-year-old Diamond Bradley. Henderson is charged with the Class 3 felony of concealment of a homicide death and is being held on a $1 million bond. Henderson also faces additional charges as the state continues to process more evidence.

Defense argues for speedy trial Judge may set a trial date on Thursday BY DAVE COOK HENNEPIN — Entering the courtroom under heavy security, Richard A. Henderson, the Standard man whom investigators believe stabbed and killed 16-year-old Diamond Bradley, whistled as he waited for his Thursday afternoon hearing to begin. Henderson, 26, is charged with the Class 3 felony of concealment of a

homicide death and is being held on a $1 million bond. “It is incumbent upon the state, not the defendant, to commence trial, under my theory, by June 5,” Public Defender Roger Bolin said. The state has 120 days in which to begin a trial, and Bolin said his client has been in custody since Feb. 5. Putnam County State’s Attorney Christina Judd-Mennie argued the last three continuances were agreed upon by both sides at previous hearings, and that by doing so, the 120-day count would have stopped during those periods. Judge Stephen Kouri asked Bolin if he was asking him to set a trial date.

“No, your honor, we are objecting to any trial set after June 5,” Bolin said. Kouri asked both the defense and the prosecution to submit case law decisions they Diamond wished him to review Bradley in argument of their positions. He said he would make a ruling during a May 17 status hearing. It is also expected Henderson will eventually face additional charges as the state’s evidence against him continues to be compiled.

6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Putnam County High School will celebrate the graduation of the class of 2018 starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, in the R.M. Germano gymnasium in Granville.

PCHS Principal Clay Theisinger said the ceremony’s keynote speaker will be Carla Passini, a class of 2007 Putnam County High School graduate and current head coach of the Quincy University softball team.

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PUTNAM COUNTY Graduations set for Thursday in McNabb, Friday in Granville Putnam County Junior High School will conduct its eighth-grade graduation ceremony at the school in McNabb from

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Just call it ‘Little School on the Prairie’ Habitat restoration project will provide food for migrating pollinators

“This project will provide an important food corridor through Granville for the monarch butterfly.” Mark Wackerlin

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BY DAVE COOK GRANVILLE — Most of the great Midwestern prairie has been lost and replaced by farmland and community development. A new project at Putnam County High School is aimed at restoring a portion of this habitat that’s vital for migrating species. “This project will provide an important food corridor through Granville for the monarch butterfly,” Putnam County High School custodian Mark Wackerlin said. Wackerlin, who also has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, is one of the project’s leaders. He has joined Tracy Reaska, Putnam County High School director of facilities, and the students of Alisa Stewart’s Environmental Science class to help restore portions of the school’s landscaped lawn to a native prairie. “We’ve grown many of the plants being planted this semester during our class and have also been sorting seeds, planting, and transplanting. It’s been a long winter, and getting to spend some time working

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The students of Alisa Stewart’s environmental science class recently helped plant some of the many coneflowers which are now lining both sides of PCHS’ new sidewalk. Coneflowers are an important food source for the adult Monarch Butterfly. The school will also soon be home to milkweed, the only plant on which the butterflies will lay their eggs and that the caterpillars will eat. on a project which will improve our school has been great,” Stewart said. Stewart’s class is also helping with Putnam County High School American History teacher Cory Meyer’s Victory Garden project, as well as

continuing to run the school’s recycling program. Wackerlin and the students recently helped to plant 200 coneflowers along both sides of the school’s new sidewalk and around the building.

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“Coneflowers are an important food source for the adult Monarch butterfly, and we’re also planting milkweed, the only plants where they’ll lay their eggs and which their caterpillars will eat,” he said. Other native plants that will soon begin appearing around the campus and benefit a wide variety of pollinators include Rudbeckias, Prairie Docks, Wild White Indigos, Compass Plants, Big Bluestems, and more. Putnam County High School senior Tony Kerivan described what he enjoys about this environmental restoration project. “Being involved in something that helps our environment is inspiring, and I think this class is a great way to teach future generations to respect our planet and take care of it,” he said. Stewart said a future goal is to complete a wetland project next year on the property of Trent and Jan Griffith, which is adjacent to the high school. Their son, Luke, is in Stewart’s class.

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Judge allows videos, but not testimony from investigating officer in regards to vehicle BY DAVE COOK HENNEPIN — The first testimony was heard during murder suspect Clifford A. Andersen Jr.’s final motions hearing on Tuesday. Andersen, 68, of Standard is accused of killing Deborah Dewey of Ladd, his sister-in-law, on Aug. 22, 2016. Her body was found on Sept. 12, 2016, in a shallow grave in the Deborah yard of a Standard Dewey home for which Andersen was caretaker, and the police arrested him the following day. The prosecution, led by Assistant Illinois Attorney General Bill Elward, called Illinois State Police Special Agent Ryan Kaney, a veteran of 11 years, to testify in regard to internal and external security camera footage taken from the truck stop in Morris where Dewey’s vehicle was recovered. Kaney was questioned as to how often the times shown on surveillance footage at businesses sync with the actual time. “Almost never,” he answered. He then described how they corrected the inconsistencies during

• PLANTING Continued from Page 4 “Last semester, students visited the property, learned about native plants, measured the property, and designed projects which they presented to the Griffiths, Superintendent Carlson and Principal Theisinger. We were hoping to work on the site this spring, but unfortunately the weather never cooperated. We have plans for next year’s class to grow, clear and plant in the fall, and it should take about three years to get it where it needs to be,” she said She added the family has agreed to let the class restore other sites, as well. “It’s all very exciting, and the hands-on nature of it is great for the students,” Stewart said. Putnam County High School Principal Clay Theisinger said the project began with discussions between Reaska, Wackerlin, Stewart, Superintendent Carl Carlson and himself. Wackerlin’s background in envi-

the investigation by sending an officer outside to appear on the live feed of the camera to confirm that it was indeed a live feed and then used a cellphone to see the how much adjustment was needed. According to Kaney, the external video from Aug. 23 was roughly eight to nine minutes ahead, and the internal videos were found to be approximately one hour and nine minutes behind real-time. Defense lawyers, Drew Parker and his son, Robert Parker, of Peoria’s Parker and Parker Law Firm, questioned if there was a standard operating procedure for these occurrences, if there had ever been issues with this practice, and if Kaney was trained in video forensics. Kaney replied that there was no standard procedure, he knew of no issues, and that he wasn’t trained in video forensics. The defense also raised questions regarding the equipment’s software, download procedures, internet connections, power surges, resolution, color distortions, settings, third party interference, and chain-of-custody issues. Elward said the date on the Aug. 23 video is correct, and adjusting the time in the way investigators did shows Andersen walking into the truck stop while talking on the

phone. Records also show he made a call during that time to a friend who was seen later in the video coming to give Andersen a ride. Elward has stated Clifford the friend, who initial- Andersen Jr. ly lied to investigators at Andersen’s request, later recanted his statement and admitted to meeting Andersen at the truck stop on the day in question. The prosecution says it was so Andersen could leave Dewey’s car there and that he left it unlocked and with the keys in it in hopes that it would be stolen. The prosecution played the video from the internal security camera and asked Kaney if he could identify the man walking through the door and talking on his cellphone. Kaney identified the man in the video as Andersen. A 13-second video from outside the truck stop was then played, and the defense got Kaney to admit he couldn’t identify the man or the vehicle in question. Judge Stephen Kouri said he didn’t hear evidence the vehicle in the video was Dewey’s, although he did allow its admission, but he won’t allow Kaney to testify on it. He did, however, allow “the circumstantial

evidence of the internal video,”. “The time stamps are problematic, but it will be up to the jury. There are a lot of arguments that can be made on both sides,” Kouri said. During the hearing held the day before, on Monday, the prosecution argued Dewey had lent Andersen thousands of dollars to help with several high-interest loans he was having trouble paying off. They listed several checks that had been made out to Andersen and also discussed his gambling habits. The state argued that this was a motive for killing Dewey. The defense was successful in getting a hand-written note found in Dewey’s apartment barred unless the prosecution can show how the figures written on it correlate with her bank records. The note could be significant because it includes the name “Skip,” a known nickname of Andersen. The prosecution and defense are now working on developing a juror questionnaire with assistance from Kouri, and they’re scheduled to work out the final details on June 28. Putnam County State’s Attorney Christina Judd-Mennie said the jury will come in on July 9, which will be considered the first day of the trial. Kouri has also arranged for a new venue in Peoria if a jury can’t be selected in Putnam County.

ronmental plant sciences has been helpful in assisting with classes this year that are learning about ecology and horticulture. Throughout the remainder of the year and next year, students are learning how to care for the plants and their growth through the application of the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in class. “This campus project provides an authentic application of students’ learning to the immediate community. Furthermore, Mr. Wackerlin’s leadership and partnership with Mrs. Stewart illustrates the fact that PCHS is a learning community. No matter the role of an individual in our school, we are a community of learners and teachers,” Theisinger said. “From teacher to paraprofessional, and administrator to custodian, we all have a responsibility to provide opportunities to students by engaging them in meaningful learning experiences. The fact the plants PCR photo/Dave Cook and landscaping will be aesthetically pleasing only enhances this com- Along with landscaping the school’s new sidewalk with native pollinator plants, the munity by providing a welcoming school will also be helping to restore a nearby wetland, as well helping other areas entrance to our school,” he said. around the grounds to return to their natural, environmentally friendly state.

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Planting expedition to aid restoration efforts Volunteers sought for Saturday event

This new addition is not yet open to the public, but is scheduled to be opened in June. A similar event was held last year, and ecologists will

also be able to see how the seeds of those plants have taken root. The Sandy Hollow tract is a rare example of prairie and savanna

habitats, and its diverse environment provides an important home for a wide number of plants, insects, birds and other animals. Snacks, water, tools, and gloves will be provided, but please wear appropriate clothing. The fieldwork will consist of planting at sites reached by short hikes through rolling grasslands, so long pants, closedtoe shoes and hats are recommended. Children 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or other guardian. The Wetlands Initiative will also be hosting its second Bio Blitz on Aug. 3-4. Volunteer citizen scientists will be working with ecologists to conduct a survey of the several hundred species calling the 3,000-acre site home. The refuge is located along the Illinois River and Route 26 and is just south of Hennepin. For more information, visit

The recovered weapon, a knife, is being analyzed at the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services laboratory. Bradley, of Spring Valley, was last was seen by her family the evening of Jan. 23. She was reported missing the following morning. Her body, stabbed multiple times, was found Jan. 27 alongside 850th North Road in Putnam County. According to Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle, investigators think Henderson and Bradley met online and that Henderson picked the teen up near her home between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 24. Investigators believe Henderson then drove to the spot where her body was found and killed her after an altercation. Henderson was arrested after being interviewed at the police sta-

tion. Tips, interviews, surveillance cameras and pings from Bradley’s cellphone link him to her death,

Doyle has said. Henderson’s next hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. May 17.

BY DAVE COOK HENNEPIN — Nature lovers will soon have the perfect opportunity to experience the success of the restoration efforts at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge, as well as the satisfaction of helping with its future progress. At 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, volunteers will gather at the refuge’s observation tower with the ecologists and representatives of The Wetlands Initiative. The group will then head out to plant a wide variety of native seedlings at the Sandy Hollow tract. “We always get a nice local response,” Suzanne Wagner of The Wetlands Initiative said.

• HEARING Continued from Page 2 Depending on when the rest of the discovery evidence is obtained, new charges may be folded into one trial, or it may result in a second trial at a later date. During the ongoing investigation, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office developed information that Henderson may have discarded a weapon at Color Point, the commercial greenhouse in rural Granville where he had been employed. On April 11, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in a search by Tri-DENT, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, the Spring Valley Police Department and the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office.

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On the morning of Saturday, May 19, nature lovers will have an opportunity to return and see the results of last year’s restoration efforts at the Sandy Hollow tract of Hennepin’s Dixon Waterfowl Refuge. The volunteers and ecologists for The Wetlands Initiative will be gathering at the observation tower at 9 a.m. and will then head out for the planting of hundreds of native plants representing a wide variety of species.

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Driving revoked At 1:10 a.m. on May 5, Nathan Watson, 46, of Mark was charged with driving revoked following a traffic stop in McNabb. Watson was released on a notice to appear and given a Putnam County court date. Improper parking, DUI At 7:05 p.m. on May 7, Austin E. Hall, 27, of El Paso was charged with improper parking along the road, driving under the influence of alcohol, and DUI .08 or more after he was discovered sleeping in his vehicle along Route 18 in Magnolia Township. Hall was released on a notice to appear and given a Putnam County court date.

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Draft five-year strategic plan unveiled Mission, vision statements receive updates OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s draft strategic plan for 2018 through 2023 was presented to board members Thursday by Vice President for Academic Affairs Deborah Anderson. The plan will result in new mission and vision statements, as well as goals and objectives that align with key performance indicators.

In a letter introducing the plan, IVCC President Jerry Corcoran said, “One of the many good things that came out of our preparing for the comprehensive quality review visit by the Higher Learning Commission team in 2016 was the decision to update our strategic plan by first breathing new life into our academic plan. “Our plan reinforces our commit-

ment to longstanding institutional priorities such as providing excellent and accessible higher education to our students, serving as the premier choice for lifelong learning, Jerry contributing to the Corcoran economic and work- IVCC president force development of the region, and distinguishing ourselves as a center for the arts, humanities and cultural

offerings.” The new mission statement is: “Illinois Valley Community College provides a high-quality, accessible, and affordable education that inspires individuals and our community to thrive.” The vision statement is: “Illinois Valley Community College is the preferred gateway to advance individual and community success.”

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Who ruined Illinois? Many share the blame


overning” is a respected magazine that reports on state and local governments in the U.S. Reporter Daniel Vock recently posed this question in a lead article in the May edition: Who ruined Illinois? Vock interviewed former Illinois Republican governor Jim Edgar (1991-98) at length, who said: “Illinois government did work (presumably when he was in office), but then we had bad luck with a couple of governors (presumably Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn, both Democrats).” I have great respect for friend Jim Edgar, and I am not privy to the whole of his interview. Yet, I beg to differ with this suggestion that all blame be placed on the two more recent, admittedly failed governors he fingers. I contend that many, maybe most, of us who participated in Illinois politics and government over the past half century share at least a sliver of the blame for our present parlous situation. Unfortunately, we have been part of a state political culture that considers it okay to take advantage – legal advantage preferred – of our state and local governments for personal gain, just about whenever we have been able to do so.

State employee pensions offer prime illustrations. Our pension crisis is the huge

UNDERSTANDING ILLINOIS Jim Nowlan albatross around our collective neck. Moody’s, the financial ratings agency, has estimated that Illinois has $250 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. That works out to about $50,000 for each of our 5 million households.

This happened for four fundamental reasons: 1) State government failed to contribute its share of funding; 2) We had unrealistic expectations about growth in our pension assets; 3) We made flawed assumptions about employee mortality; and 4) There was a feeding frenzy from the 1980s to early 2000s to enact scores of richly sweetened employee benefits. A recent paper by Ted Dabrowski and his colleagues at Wirepoints, an independent research, commentary and news aggregation firm, makes a persuasive case that most of the blame here indeed lies with the piling on of ever-juicier pension benefits. And just about everybody in the political game has either sought these benefits or, like me, turned an indifferent, not-my-issue blind eye

as they were larded on. (Disclosure: I receive $30,000 a year in retirement, plus great, low-cost health care, for 12 years of credit in the State Universities Retirement System.) The examples are too numerous to cover here, so a few egregious ones have to suffice: • Half of Illinois state judges net more in pension benefits the day they retire than they did in their last month on the bench at a judge’s salary of $192,000! And judges can count toward their 20 years of service for maximum benefits earlier work as assistant state’s attorneys, lawyers for park districts, and so on. • A number of retired state lawmakers, several of my friends among them, gamed the system so as to double or triple their normal retirement income. They accomplished this by working for another state or local government agency, for as little as a month, at a much higher salary than they earned as legislators. This increased their pensionable base by two or three times. • Then there were school boards, certainly paragons of local rectitude, which often spiked the final three years of salary for their superintendents and other staff. This increased the pensionable base for these employees, often dramatically, without the accompanying contributions to support the pension payouts. • And, of course, we can’t forget the several early retirement

programs for teachers and state employees, most of which were not fully supported actuarially. The biggest “contributors” to the unfunded liabilities of the five state employee retirement systems have been, first, the change in 1989 for annual increases in retirement pay, from simple to compound interest. Second, there were several enhancements of the benefit formulas in the late 1990s, which increased significantly the final percentage of salary that would make up retirement pay. State Sen. Cal Schuneman, R-Prophetstown (1981-93), was a lone voice during this slopping at the feeding trough. Cal stood up time and again on the Senate floor to declare, like Cato the Elder trying to save the Roman Republic: “You people are going to bankrupt this state.” Not enough listened, and now the situation is dire.

But what to do?

Dabrowski calls for freezing government salaries and privatizing much of state government (which would reduce state employment and pension obligations). He says this would bring the unions to the bargaining table to renegotiate pension benefit contracts. Draconian; yet dire situations require tough measures.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Legislation is a bad deal for water customers To the editor: Future water rates – and how much they will increase throughout the state – now depend on how Illinois senators vote on House Bill 4508. This legislation, which passed the House, is a bad deal for water customers, as it would make it much easier for a private company to purchase public water systems and dramatically increase customer rates. As written, House Bill 4508 allows for only two companies, American Water and Aqua Water, to buy municipalities’ water systems at an over-inflated cost. That cost would then be passed directly

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to ratepayers. This legislation offers a blank check for the companies to use ratepayers to expand their own company footprint throughout Illinois. Sue Rezin There are no protecState Senator tions for new customers from seeing a large rate increase. In 2016, American Water increased water rates on their customers in their Chicago Metro region, which includes Will and Grundy counties, by nearly 42 percent. In 2009, ratepayers received a 26 percent increase. Yes, infrastructure upgrades are needed, and delivery costs do go up, but increasing rates on customers

by 42 percent is out of control. Most families experience sticker shock when they open up their water bills. Several years ago, we saw Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Lemont, Romeoville, and Woodridge essentially go to war with American Water, filing a lawsuit to take back control of their water system in the area. The main reason? Preventing American Water from continuing their non-stop water rate hikes on customers. What customers really need is a real, hard cap on future rate increases for all ratepayers affected, stricter oversight by the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the ability for local voters to have a voice by referendum before their water systems are sold to a private

company. With an income tax increase last year combined with the second highest property taxes in the nation, it’s imperative we do not add House Bill 4508 (as written) to the mix that hurts families and will only add to the mass exodus from our state. I urge readers to reach out to their state senator and tell them to vote “no” on House Bill 4508.

State Sen. Sue Rezin Morris Note to readers: Rezin is an assistant Republican leader and the minority spokeswoman for the Senate Energy Committee. She represents Bureau, Grundy, LaSalle, Kendall, Livingston, Putnam and Will counties.

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The Cub Scouts of Putnam County have recently opened three new Little Free Libraries (LFL) in Granville, McNabb and Mark and have plans for an additional three in Hennepin, Standard and Magnolia. Pictured is the Granville LFL in front of the Granville Village Hall with Patrick King (from left), Den Leader Stacey King, Mason King, Wyatt Benjamin and Caden Ellena. Not pictured from the den, but who were helpful with the builds, are Braxton Day-Mini and Kale Coleman. These new LFLs are in addition to the several the Putnam County Library District is building and preparing to install.

• Seeking bids for a Haas ST-10 lathe for the manufacturing lab for an estimated $52,000, a purchase covered by the capital campaign fund. • Purchase of a tire changer and balancer for the automotive technology program for $15,378 from Tri-State Technologies of New Lenox. • Requesting proposals for managed print services to include on-site printer repair, printer replacement, black and color toner for all covered printers and automated toner ordering. • The appointment of economics instructor David Barnes to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Abhijeet Bhattacharya. • The resignation of nursing instructor Patricia Pence effective July 31. Pence has accepted a fulltime, tenure-track position at Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing. • Tenure for nursing instructor Amber Knowlton. • Purchase of a 4x4 utility vehicle for the agriculture program for $12,852 from Talty Polaris of Streator. The purchase will be paid for by a donation from 1951 LPO alumnus Ralph Scriba. • A one-year extension of the contracts in place for President Jerry Corcoran, Vice President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema, and Vice President for Academic Affairs Deborah Anderson.


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In other business, the board approved an online leadership certificate that will help district companies fill vacancies with internal talent as largescale retirements loom. The online “Leadership Elevation Framework” certificate will target potential leaders already in the workforce and individuals changing careers.

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Kid’s Free Fishing Expo is May 19 PERU — The 20th annual Kid’s Free Fishing Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Baker Lake in Peru. Free food, games, drinks and snacks will be available at the event featuring a free beginning fishing “how-to” clinic for boys and girls ages 6 and up. Sessions will start every 15 minutes. Other activities include free fishing games with prizes, casting games, and live fish displays. Bait will be provided. Learn to cast, tie a knot, bait a hook, tie a fly, identify a catch, clean a fish and more. Free fishing literature and door prizes will be awarded. A limited number

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of fishing poles will be available for loan. Baker Lake is located on Airport Road in Peru, north of Shooting Park Road and one-half mile south of Wenzel Road. The event is sponsored by the Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and the LaSalle Rotary Club in association with the cities of Peru, LaSalle and the Peru Rescue Squad. For more information, contact Mark Dudek at 815-220-3901 or Tom Wall at 815-223-3671. BFA’s website address is


Edgewood Ladies League MCNABB — Even hole total was the play of the day for the Edgewood Ladies League on May 8. Hostesses were Jan Booker and Marge Van Ness. A Flight: Jane Noard. B Flight:

Judy Hopkins. C Flight: Marilyn Querciagrossa. Low gross: Jane Noard. Low net: Jane Noard. Low putts: Catherine Gregorich and Judy Moriarty. Chip-ins: Jane Noard (#17).

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Putnam County High School seniors Paige Veronda and Caleb Dzierzynski were named the female and male athletes of the year at a recent awards ceremony.



The Lady Panthers won two of three games this past week. Putnam County 4, Peoria Christian 2 Putnam County’s Alivia Resurreccion struck out 11 batters in seven innings in a 4-2 win over Peoria Christian on May 11. Olivia Holmes drove in two runs with a double while Morgan Hundley had two hits including a triple to drive in one run. Paige Veronda drove in the other run. Woodland 2, Putnam County 1 Olivia Holmes was the losing pitcher in a 2-1 loss to Streator Woodland on May 8. She pitched 2.1 innings of relief, striking out two and walking one. Haley Cioni pitched four innings, striking out one and walking two. Alivia Resurrecion had two of the team’s four hits. Putnam County 4, Woodland 3 Putnam County pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning on May 7 to defeat Streator Woodland, 4-3. Alivia Resurreccion was the winning pitcher, striking out eight and walking two. She allowed eight hits and three runs. PCR photo/Madison Solomon Paige Veronda had two of the team’s Alivia Resurreccion rips one down the line during the Lady Panthers’ 4-3 win over Streator Woodland on May 7. five hits. She also stole four bases.

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Panthers win four games The Panthers won four games this past week. Putnam County 3, Plano 1 The Panthers pushed across two runs in the top of the 13th inning in a 3-1 win over Plano on May 11. Brayden Holmes was the winning pitcher,striking out three and walking two in 1.2 innings of work. Caleb Dzierzynski went 6.1 innings, striking out 14 and allowing two hits. Luke Olson threw for four innings, striking out five and walking one. Ben Just pitched one inning. Logan Kreiser was 3-5 at the plate. Luke Olson, Max Huffstodt and Jakob Pyszka had RBIs. Putnam County 3, St. Bede 2 Dan Sabotta picked up the win while throwing six innings on May 10 in a 3-2 win over St. Bede. He struck out three batters and allowed six hits. Jacob Williams pitched two-thirds of a inning while Caleb

Dzierzynski pitched one-third of an inning for the save. Putnam County 1, Woodland 0 Luke Carlson tossed a complete eight-inning game against Streator Woodland on May 8. He allowed six hits while striking out seven. He walked four. Max Huffstodt had two hits, driving in the game’s only run in the top of the eighth inning. Putnam County 8, Woodland 0 Caleb Dzierzynski helped his own cause in a 8-0 win over Streator Woodland on May 7. He was 3-4 at the plate, knocking in two runs and missing the cycle with a single, double and triple. He also pitched five innings, striking out 10 and only allowing one hit. Ben Just pitched the final two innings, striking out two, walking one and allowing two hits. Luke Olson and Logan Kreiser both had two RBIs.

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EAST PEORIA — Several Putnam County Junior High School athletes competed in the state track meet at East Peoria over the weekend. The top placer was the seventh-grade boys 4x200 relay team placing sixth in 1:52.76. The seventh-grade girls 4x200 relay team placed 11th in 2:01.38. Emma Nicoli placed 12th in the seventh-grade girls shot put with a throw of 26-02.23. The eighth-grade girls 4x400 relay team placed 15th in 4:37.14. The seventh-grade boys 4x400 relay team placed 16th in 4:23.43. The eighth-grade girls 4x200 relay team placed 16th in 1:59.12. Wyatt Grimshaw placed 23rd in the seventh-grade boys 400 meters in 1:01.72. The seventh-grade girls 4x400 relay team placed 24th in 4:56.86. Olivia Gonzalez placed 26th in the seventh-grade girls 800 meters in 2:40.15. The eighth-grade boys 4x400 relay team placed 28th in 4:08.15. Peyton Williams was 31st in the eighth-grade boys 200 meters in 26.80. The eight-grade boys 4x100 meter relay team placed 41st in 53.43.

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Putnam County Junior High School’s seventh-grade 4x200 relay team of Logan Cogdal, Wyatt Grimshaw, Carter Holmes, Joel Rangel and Gavin Cimei placed sixth in 1:52.76 at the state track meet in East Peoria.

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Chief Senachwine DAR chapter hold first meeting

HENRY — The first regular meeting of the Chief Senachwine Chapter NSDAR was held May 5 at the Meeting Place in Henry. Chapter Regent Nancy Gillfillan played a wooden Native American flute as a call to meeting. She then gaveled the meeting to order and shared information on the District Mini-Tour, May 31, at DeKalb. A report on state conference, attended by Gillfillan and Sharon Bittner April 25-29 in Bloomington, announced that the two attendees were recognized as members of the most recently-founded Illinois and national DAR chapter. NSDAR President General Ann Turner Dillon joined Illinois members in welcoming the representatives of the new chapter. Members were asked to select dates for hostessing 2018-19 chapter meetings. A program planning meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Meeting Place. All members are invited. Corresponding secretary Carrie Schwiderski read several belated notes of congratulations, and registrar Bittner announced NSDAR approval of charter members Tina Dace and Candace Dace-Randle.

Reports of committee chairmen followed: American Indians, Lura Hamilton; commemorative events, Wendy Welch; Constitution Week, Shelia Schrowang; DAR School, Bittner; DAR magazine, Sharon Murphy; Illinois Bicentennial, Judy Schwiderski; and state regent’s project and chapter fundraiser, Gillfillan. Votes were held on participating in a Community Service Award program and an Historic Preservation Award program. Plans are proceeding for a recognition ceremony at the grave of Chief Senachwine, north of Putnam. The meeting concluded with a presentation by Sharon Bittner on protocol and DAR Information called, “It’s NOT Your Gramma’s Hat and White Gloves Group Anymore.” The next meeting will be Friday, Sept. 7, with spouses and friends invited to a program on Chief Senachwine. The location and time will be announced. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is one of the world’s largest service organizations with goals to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. For more information on DAR in the Henry area, call 815-303-1034.

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A series of Teen Empowerment Conferences (TEC), developed and presented by Freedom House staff, will be offered free of charge in June at convenient locations in Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties. The two-day seminars for students going into grades 6-8 will focus on building self-esteem, creating and maintaining healthy relationships, enhancing self-identity, strengthening communication skills, and welcoming diversity. TEC is underwritten by

a grant from the Women Inspired Network (WIN) of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation. Information about the conferences will be distributed to schools and sent home with students. Interested parents and students should visit www.freedomhouseillinois. org, or call 815872-0087. Registration is by email to or by calling Freedom House. The deadline is Friday, May 25.

The schedule will be: • Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, at Center City in Kewanee. • Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, at Hall High School in Spring Valley, • Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14, at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. • Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19, at the Marshall/ Putnam Fairgrounds in Henry. • Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, at Cornerstone Wellness in Sheffield.

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BRIEFS Cub Scouts will hold garage sale GRANVILLE — Granville Cub Scout Pack 3326 will host a fundraising garage sale during the River Valley Sales Ride garage sale weekend. The Boy Scouts will donate profits to Relay For Life of Marshall and Putnam Counties, which benefits the American Cancer Society. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at the American Legion, 209 N. McCoy St. in Granville. This is a multi-family sale that will include all kind of items. Most items will be name-your-price, which means they will be sold for any amount of donation you’d like to make. There will also be baked goods for purchase. If you would like to donate for the sale you can drop off items at the Granville American Legion between 6 and 7:30 p.m. May 16, 17 and 18.

Putnam County Library District programs announced The Putnam County Library District has announced the following: • Illinois Valley Community College instructor Bill Gaefcke will teach kids about fingerprints and the difference between animal blood and their own during “Forensic Science” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Hennepin library. • The John Wesley Powell program set for Tuesday, May 29, in Magnolia has been canceled.

John Swaney Alumni Association will hold annual dinner meeting TOLUCA — The John Swaney Alumni Association will have its 110th annual dinner meeting on Sunday, May 27, at Mona’s Italian Foods in Toluca. Social hour will start at 5 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. Anyone who attended John Swaney High School or was associated with the school is welcome to attend. Reservations are due by Monday,

Breakfast May 21 — Pancake with syrup or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. May 22 — Biscuit with gravy or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. May 23 — Funnel cake or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. May 24 — French toast with syrup or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. May 25 — Toaster pastry or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch May 21 — Pasta with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, fruit cup, milk. May 22 — No salad bar, chicken nuggets, oven fries, vegetable, fruit milk. May 23 — Taco in a bag with meat, lettuce, cheese, tomato, sour cream and salsa, fresh fruit, muffin, milk. May 24 — Cooks’ choice. May 25 — Sub sandwich, veggie sticks, cottage cheese, apple slices, milk.

May 21, and can be made by calling Sharon Pletsch Johnson at 815-343-4372 or Brenda Holloway Bickerman at 815-882-2177. The Magnolia Township Preservation Association Museum will hold an open house at the museum in Magnolia before the dinner meeting, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All alumni and friends of Swaney are invited to stop in and enjoy the Swaney memorabilia and much more.

Hennepin Alumni Association annual meeting announced HENNEPIN — The 134th Hennepin Alumni Association annual meeting will be June 23 at Rolando’s Supper Club in Hennepin. Registration will start at 5:30 p.m., with a fried chicken supper at 6 p.m. The cost will be $20 per person. RSVP by June 15 to Pam at 815-925-7142 or 502-303-7143 or Barb at 815-878-9593.

Tasty Tuesdays will be offered at Spring Valley library SPRING VALLEY — Susan Glassman, University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator, will lead Tasty Tuesdays program at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library, 215 E. Cleveland St., Spring Valley. The following classes will be held: • May 22, Calorie Salary — find out your calorie budget and how to enjoy tasty and delicious foods. • June 19, Pass the Pink Packet Please - learn about the safety of artificial sweeteners and how to use them in cooking and baking to decrease sugar in your diet. • July 24, Mindful Eating - finish with how to savor each bite through being more mindful. To register, call University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889 or online at Registration deadlines are May 18, June 15 and July 20.

May 21 — Fish sandwich, baked macaroni and cheese, salad with toppings, oranges and banana. May 22 — Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad with toppings, roll and butter, applesauce, dessert. May 23 — Swiss steak with buttered noodles, green beans and peas, grapes. May 24 — Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, bread and butter, pears, dessert. May 25 — Goulash, salad with toppings, broccoli, peaches. Bread, butter, fruit juice and 2% milk are available with meals. For reservations, call 800-757-4579 24 hours in advance of the day’s meal. The menu is subject to change. Meals are available to senior citizens 60 plus at no cost, but donations are appreciated. The meal program is partly funded by donations, so they have a suggested donation of $5 per meal. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

MCNABB BRIEFS Blood drive planned in McNabb MCNABB — New Hope Parish will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the McNabb Fire Department, Goldasich Hall. The need for blood never slows down. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood — whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma. This life-saving care starts with one person making a donation. Donors for this particular drive will receive a $5 “thank you” Amazon gift card. See the website for details, sponsor appreciation and terms. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. For priority, call 800 RED CROSS or sign up online at

Poppy Day announced MCNABB — Poppy Day in McNabb will be Friday, May 18. Area residents are reminded to remember the veterans at this time and give a good donation.


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IVCC’s 52nd annual commencement set for May 19 OGLESBY — Larry Huffman will deliver the keynote address at Illinois Valley Community College’s 52nd annual commencement at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Huffman was hired as IVCC’s dean of student development in 1974. He later served as Kankakee Community College’s Executive Vice President for Academic Programs and Services and within a decade was named Kankakee’s president. He was named as IVCC’s ninth president in 2006, serving until June 2007. In 2009, he returned to KCC as interim president. That same year, he was appointed to fill a vacancy on IVCC’s board and said, “I have a deep-rooted personal interest in IVCC and the Illinois Valley. IVCC has a long, proud history, and I welcome the opportunity to again work with the board, administrators, faculty and staff.” He was later elected to a six year board term that ended in 2017. Also at commencement, Lara Petersen of Hennepin will read her winning Paul Simon Student Essay and the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gene Montgomery, will perform. President Jerry Corcoran will welcome graduates and confer certificates and degrees. Vice President for Academic Affairs Deborah

Pfc. Michael Glenn recognized MAGNOLIA — Pfc. Michael D. Glenn of Magnolia, a 2015 graduate of Putnam County High School, was named the Distinguished Honor Graduate of his Advanced Individual Training class at Fort Sill, Okla. The honor was determined through written, field and physical fitness testing. He was also one of the two graduates to score a 100 percent on his final Joint Fires Operation exam. This accomplishment earned him the experience of getting to call coordinates to an Air Force B-52 bomber, which dropped a 500-pound bomb on target.

Glenn is a forward observer and fire support specialist with the National Guard who will gather intelligence for the Army’s field artillery. After a year spent training with the military, he will be returning to the University of Illinois as a junior and a member of the ROTC. Glenn plans on completing his double major of ag law/policy and agronomy with a focus on bio-genetics and will then be attending law school while remaining with the military. Glenn, the son of Laurie Glenn, lives on the family farm in Magnolia.

Larry Huffman Anderson will present the Class of 2018; 2017-18 student trustee Matt Pehoski of LaSalle will present the invocation; and 2018-19 student trustee Joseph Marenda of Spring Valley will present the benediction. A total of 245 graduates have elected to participate in the ceremony. For information, visit ivcc. edu/commencement or call Associate Vice President for Student Services Mark Grzybowski at 815224-0393.


Tara Doyle graduates AURORA — Tara Doyle of rural Granville, the daughter of Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle and Barb Zemanek, graduated with cum laude honors from Aurora


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PRINCETON — Multi-talented singer/songwriter Christine Lavin will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Working as a musician based in New York City since 1984, Lavin just released her 23rd solo album, “Spaghettification,” which charted at No. 5 for the month of September 2017 on the International FolkDJ charts. Songs of hers have been performed by artists as diverse as Broadway stars Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster and David Burnham, and cabaret diva Andrea Marcovicci. Lavin is also an author and videographer and frequent collaborator with people in other fields. The book “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet,” written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, includes the complete lyrics to Lavin’s song “Planet X.” Bringing her own kind of humor and novelty to her shows, Lavin has recently added intermission tutorial activities — teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the fancy “Downton Abbey” style. She says even she can’t believe how popular this half-

time activity has become. Lavin has won five ASCAP composer awards, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter of the Year, The Kate Wolf Memorial Award and her album “Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind” won Album of the Year from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors. Lavin’s song “Amoeba Hop” was turned into a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press). It received the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists and a “Best Book Award” from The American Association for The Advancement of Science. Jay and Linda Burt are the sponsors of the Christine Lavin show. Admission to this month’s show is $20 at the door. The Princeton Coffeehouse is located at the Open Prairie UCC Church, 25 E. Marion St., in downtown Princeton. The venue is completely accessible and there is ample free parking nearby. Doors open at 7 p.m. Fair trade coffee, Photo contributed tea and homemade desserts are available. For more information, visit www.theprinc- Christine Lavin will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the Princeton or call 815-878-4805. Coffeehouse.


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PERU — Local business owner and reservist Chad Gilbreth, Edward Jones financial advisor, and Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development have partnered with Hero Box to collect everyday items for deployed soldiers. Although he has never been deployed, Gilbreth has served with men and women who have been, and knows it can be a rough and challenging environment to be exposed to for long periods of time. Both Gilbreth and the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development believe in taking

care of our soldiers defending our country and putting their lives in harm’s way. A semi trailer will be parked at 425 First St. in LaSalle from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, in an effort to collect items soldiers often go without while deployed, such as hand sanitizer and lip balm. The goal for the day is to fill an entire semi-trailer. WLPO radio on-air personality Rod Thorson will be broadcasting live from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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LASALLE — Stage 212 in LaSalle is offering three children’s theater workshops early this summer. “Theatre Basics Workshop,” led by instructor Tori Duttlinger, will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 11-15, and is for students entering grades 2-4 in the fall. The workshop covers all the basics of the theatre experience and will allow children to dabble in creative drama activities. The cost of the workshop is $60. “Audition Bootcamp” will meet

from 1 to 3 p.m. June 11-15, and is for students entering grades 4-8 in the fall. Instructor Phil Grant will prepare young actors for what to expect at their next audition, with an emphasis on singing, dancing and acting. Skills learned will apply to any audition, but the workshop will focus on the upcoming “Mary Poppins, Jr.” auditions. The cost of the workshop is $75. “Put On a Show Camp” will meet from 10 a.m. to noon June 18-22, and is for students entering grades 2-8 in

the fall. Instructor Phil Grant will lead kids in producing a variety of skits to perform for family at the end of the week. Kids will learn what it takes to put together a performance from start to finish, including creating costumes, props and scenery to go along with their skits. The cost of the workshop is $75. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. For a registration form and more information, call 815224-3025, or register online at www.


Camp 56 registration forms are now being accepted

PRINCETON — Learning Stage, the education committee of Princeton Theatre Group, is offering Camp 56, a two-week summer day camp for youth entering third grade through 2018 graduating seniors. Participants will have the opportunity to experience and take part in live performances, while immersing themselves in the many aspects of producing a show. The camp is held in cooperation with Festival 56, which this summer marks its 15th s​eason of bringing outstanding professional theater to local audiences. Camp 56 itself is returning for its eighth consecutive year of providing a theater-based camp for young people. The camp will be held weekdays from June 18 to 29. Camp director Lisa Gadomski will engage campers in a series of fun-filled activities including song, dance, makeup, costuming, trips to the Festival sets, and visits with cast and crew. The culmination of the camp experience will be an onstage appearance — as part of the chorus ensemble — in several performances of the Festival 56 production of “The Addams Fam-

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Camp 56 campers promote 2018’s “The Addams Family.” ily.” Nicki Butler will be returning as co-director, with an AmeriCorps volunteer providing supporting and leadership roles with the campers and at other Festival 56 venues. The camp fee is $100 per child. Need-based scholarships are available as are family discounts.

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LASALLE — Christian women of all ages are invited to attend a Ladies In Fellowship Together (LIFT) event at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Grace United Methodist Church in LaSalle. The theme for the afternoon is “Bee My Guest.” Sarah Kreofsky, local bee keeper, will be the guest presenter. RSVP’s are encouraged, but are not required to attend. Contact Lois at 815-663-1724 or email


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FASF scholarship increases to $2,000 a year

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PERU — The Father Allen Scholarship Fund board of trustees has announced the value of the annual scholarship awarded to a deserving student attending St. Bede Academy has been increased from $1,500 to $2,000. Charlie Faletti, scholarship chairman, said that this increase is effective with this years award. He also noted that this is the third increase in the award since the program was initiated some 14 years ago. Bob Hunteman, finance chairman, pointed out that since the program began more than $40,000 in financial aid has been awarded to young men and women to help them defray the cost of their tuition.

The FASF program was begun in 2003 by the St. Bede Class of 1961. It was named in honor of Father Allen Mattingly, a St. Bede Benedictine priest who served the Benedictine community and the Academy for many years and died unexpectedly in 2003. The organization is seeking new members to join in the management and administration of the program. Interested individuals can visit to get additional information on the program and the committees they may have interest in serving on, or they can contact Mike Rossiter, search committee chair, at 309-693-9081 or email


Completed registrations, along with the registration fee, should be mailed to the Festival box office at 316 S. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356. Camp 56 is grateful to its sponsors, including OmniArts and the Sun Foundation’s “Community Arts Access Regranting Program,” which is funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts,

a federal agency, First National Bank of Lacon, Caterpillar Inc., Dina Lunken D.D.S.PC., John Jacob, and Jim and Katharine Weber. Camp 56 also thanks sponsors Church Women United and Bob Glaser. Additional support comes from St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Monical’s Pizza, AmeriCorps, and Princeton Walmart Supercenter, a generous supporter of children’s theater. For more information, contact Amber Harper, Princeton Theatre Group board member and liaison for Camp 56, at 815-379-2031.

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––––––––––––––––––––Classifieds –––––––––––––––––––– General Terms and Policies The Putnam County Record reserves the right to classify correctly, edit, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time in accordance with its policy. All ads must be checked for errors by the advertiser, on the first day of publication. We will be responsible for the first incorrect insertion, and its liabilities shall be limited to the price on one insertion. CLASSIFIED LINE AD & LEGAL DEADLINES: • Wednesday Paper deadline Thursday before by 12pm We Accept Call 815-875-4461

227 • Drivers

228 • Help Wanted

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Camp Director Glenhagen Farm Retreat is a place to grow, experience and explore the wonders of God's creation. We are also a partner in the Mighty Acorns Program which is facilitated by the Field Museum. See for more information. Develop curriculum, make presentations, plan events designed to sign up camping groups and donors/volunteers. Start date: May 15, 2018. Salary: $43,000 to $48,000. Reply to glenhagenfarm@gmail. com


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232 • Business Opportunities ********** THE CLASSIFIED Advertising Department of the Putnam County Record Does not have the opportunity to fully investigate the credibility of each advertiser appearing within these columns. If an offer sounds “too good to be true” it probably is. Proceed with caution if you are asked to send money or to give a credit card number. Proceed with caution in calling 900 phone numbers. All phone numbers prefixed by”900” are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a “per minute” basis rather than a “per call” basis. The Putnam County Record Classifieds makes every effort to qualify these charges for the reader. If you have a concern about an advertiser, please contact: Better Business Bureau 330 North Wabash Chicago, IL 60611 312 832-0500

450 • Under $1000 Heirloom tomato plants, $1 each. Call 815-878-0780 Solid Oak computer roll top desk. Made by Oak Crest. $300 815-250-6942 ************ HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Put your ad in for FREE Items $1,000 or less can run FREE for 1 time. Limit of 5 lines. Up to 3 items with price and price totaling under $1,000. 1 ad per household per week. No commercial ads, firearms or animal sales. E-mail information to: classified@ (include your name, address & phone number)

Vintage door, oval window, with beveled glass, in good condition, $100 Larson Exterior Door, oval window w/ prism glass $200/obo; Larson storm door, all glass $100/obo; all 32” Call 815-719-2572 or 815915-2050

460 • Garage Sales

460 • Garage Sales

HENNEPIN 325 North 5th Street. Thurs. - Sun. 8am-5pm. HUGE GARAGE SALE. Potted flowers, fishing tackle, sinkers & lures, , vinyl records, glassware, tools, books, home décor, kitchenware, golf clubs, CDs, 1X & 2X women's clothes, nice quality, & much more HENNEPIN TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALES Saturday &Sunday, May 19th & 20th; 9am–5pm. Maps available at North Central Bank, Hennepin Food Mart and Country Stop Restaurant. Maps and clean restrooms available at the Hennepin Pool. Something on every street in Hennepin!

PRINCETON 610 North Linn Street. Thursday May 10th 4:00-7:00, Friday May 11 8:00-5:00, Saturday May 12 8:00-12:00, Men, women, girls clothes, shoes, tools, coca cola items, kitchen items, toys, natural gas heater, wooden boxes, military items, dining table, chairs, hutch, lots of miscellaneous, something for everyone!

767 • Mobile Home Sales

856 • Apartment Rentals 2 bedroom Granville apartment for rent, Westview Apartments Call 815-303-3342

**************** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to ad2 BR Apartment for Rent. vertise “any preference, living room, dining room, limitation or discriminawasher, dryer & tion based on race, colrefrigerator furnished. or, religion, sex, handiCall 815-866-4500 cap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” For rent Granville 615 • Truck Sales Nice first floor 2 BR. Apt. Familial status includes children under the age No pets/No smoking. W/D of 18 living with par- include. Call or text ents or legal custodi- (815)303-0677 1997 Ford Ranger, 6 cyl. ans, pregnant women RWD $700/OBO, 10058 and people securing McNabb Blacktop custody of children un815-882-2194 der 18. HENNEPIN Nice one This newspaper will not bedroom apartments for knowingly accept any rent. All utilities included. advertising for real esYOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT tate which is in violaNo smoking/No Pets. FIND right here in the Putnam County tion of the law. Our Furnished & unfurnished available. are hereby inRecord Classified! You could find furniture, readers Phone: 815-925-7086 formed that all appliances, pets, musical instruments, tools, dwellings advertised in anything. You might even find a kitchen sink! this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call, HUD toll999 • Legal Notices 999 • Legal Notices 999 • Legal Notices 999 • Legal Notices free at 800 669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS impaired is PUTNAM COUNTY-ILLINOIS 800 927-9275

PACIFIC UNION FINANCIAL, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. SHERYL A HUFFMAN A/K/A SHERYL HUFFMAN, DEFENDANTS. 17 CH 05 204 SOUTH SCHAFER STREET GRANVILLE, IL 61326 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on March 8, 2018, Sheriff of Putnam County will on June 14, 2018, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Putnam, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 02-10-060-000; 02-10-040-000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 204 South Schafer Street Granville, IL 61326 Description of Improvements: Brown wood and brick, two story single family home, attached two car garage The Judgment amount was $149,618.25. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file# 262660 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I3085546 May 2, 9, 16, 2018

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS PUTNAM COUNTY-ILLINOIS PACIFIC UNION FINANCIAL, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. SHERYL A HUFFMAN A/K/A SHERYL HUFFMAN, DEFENDANTS. 17 CH 05 204 SOUTH SCHAFER STREET GRANVILLE, IL 61326 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on March 8, 2018, Sheriff of Putnam County will on June 14, 2018, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Putnam, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: BEGINNING AT A POINT LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES, TO-WT LOT NUMBER SEVEN (7) IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW-1/4) OF SECTION NINE (9) AS FOUND IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 7, BEING 46.22 ACRES OFF OF THE SOUTH END OF THE WEST HALF (W-1/2) OF THE EAST HALF (E1/2) OF THE WEST HALF (W-1/2) OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW-1/4) OF SAID SECTION NINE (9) IN TOWNSHIP THIRTY-TWO (32) NORTH, RANGE ONE WEST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS, THENCE RUNNING SOUTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT NUMBER SEVEN (7), A DISTANCE OF 223 FEET TO A POINT, MARKED WITH AN IRON STAKE, THENCE WESTERLY ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT NUMBER SEVEN (7), A DISTANCE OF 250 FEET, THENCE NORTHERLY ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT NUMBER SEVEN (7), A DISTANCE OF 223 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT SITUATED ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT SEVEN (7), 250 FEET, MORE OR LESS; WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT SEVEN (7), THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT SEVEN (7), A DISTANCE OF 250 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, EXCEPT THE COAL UNDERLYING THE PREMISES TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO MINE AND REMOVE THE SAME THROUGH UNDERGROUND PASSAGES, SITUATED IN PUTNAM COUNTY ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 02-10-060-000; 02-10-040-000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 204 South Schafer Street Granville, IL 61326 Description of Improvements: Brown wood and brick, two story single family home, attached two car garage The Judgment amount was $149,618.25. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file# 262660 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I3085546 May 2, 9, 16, 2018

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF PUTNAM, STATE OF ILLINOIS JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF D.M.W. a minor Case No. 2017-JD-12 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Terrence Hester and To all Whom It May Concern: Take notice that on September 26, 2017; a petition was filed under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 by Christina (Judd) Mennie, State's Attorney of Putnam County, Illinois, in the Circuit Court of Putnam County entitled: In the Interest of D.M.W., a Minor, and that in the courtroom located on the second floor of the Putnam County Courthouse, 120 N. Fourth Street, Hennepin, Illinois, on May 31, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. , or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, an adjudicatory hearing will be held upon the petition to have the child declared to be a ward of the court under that Act. The Court has authority in this proceeding to take from your the custody and guardianship of the minor. Now unless you appear at the hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and an order or judgment entered. Dated 4/25/18

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LEGAL PUBLICATION NOTICE The Village of Magnolia water department has completed the consumer confidence report (CCR) for the year 2018. This report will not be mailed to each consumer. The CCR includes basic information on the sources of your drinking water, the level of any contaminants that were detected in your water, and compliance with other drinking water rules, as well as some educational materials. Copies of the CCR will be posted in the Post Office, Magnolia Library, LJ's Cafe and by contacting Mark Ahlers.

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Public Notice is hereby given that on May 3, A.D. 2018, 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 Grandma Rosie's on the Lake, located at 328 Old HighMary Glenn way 26, Apt1, Hennepin, Illinois . Village Clerk May 16, 2018 Dated this 3rd day of May, A. D. 2018.

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Dana Nelson County Clerk May 9, 16, 23, 2018

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Notice of Public Hearing Putnam County Achievement Services, Inc. RE: State of Illinois Paratransit Vehicle Grant for Putnam County Achievement Services, Inc.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by: Putnam CIT Bank, N.A. County Achievement Services, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. On: May 30, 2018 At: 10:00 AM Cheryl Maloney; Thomas Maloney; United Putnam County Community Center States of America - Department of Housing Where: 128 First St. Standard, IL 61363 In: Main Conference Room and Urban Development; Lake Thunderbird Dep. Putnam County Circuit Clerk Association; Unknown I. For the purpose of considering a project for which financial May 2, 9 & 16, 2018 Heirs and Legatees of Laurence T. assistance is being sought from the Illinois Department of Maloney; Unknown Transportation, pursuant of the Illinois Department of TransOwners and Nonrecord Claimants portation general authority to make such Grants, and which is DEFENDANTS generally described as follows: 17-CH-04 A. Description of project: Putnam County Achievement NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Services, Inc. is seeking funding for expansion of two (2) NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Paratransit MiniVans. Total capital request for this grant Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Laurence T. applications $82,000. Maloney This project will be included in a Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program, undertaken by the State of Illinois on be- Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants half of Putnam County Achievement Services, Inc. with State That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, prayand Federal Funds. ing for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage B. Relocation – Relocation Assistance will not be required. conveying the premises described as follows, C. Environment – This project is being implemented to minito-wit: mize environmental impact. D. Comprehensive Planning – This project is in conformance COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 51 Barbados Drive Putnam, IL 61560 with comprehensive transportation planning in the area. E. Elderly and Disabled – All new equipment included in this and which said Mortgage was made by: Laurence T. Maloney executed the mortgage, project will meet ADA accessibility rules for the elderly and however this individual is deceased and is not persons with disabilities. named as a defendant in this lawsuit II. At the hearing the Putnam County Achievement SerJacqueline Y. Maloney executed the mortgage, vices, Inc. will afford an opportunity for interested perhowever this individual is deceased and is not sons or agencies to be heard with respect to the social, named as a defendant in this lawsuit economic and environmental aspects of the project. Inthe Mortgagor(s), to Financial Freedom Senior terested persons may submit orally or in writing, evidence and recommendations with respect to said project. Funding Corporation, a Subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB, as Mortgagee, and recordIII. A copy of the application for a state grant for for the ed in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of proposed project for the intended service area will be Putnam County, Illinois, as Document No. 04made available for the public inspection at the Putnam 447 Book 92 Page 1525; and for other relief; County Community Center 128 First St. Standard. IL that summons was duly issued out of said Court 61363 against you as provided by law and that the Contact Person Name: Michelle Halm Title: Executive Director said suit is now pending. Address: 128 First St. Standard, IL 61363 Telephone: 815-339-2711 May 16, 2018 NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Cathy J. Oliveri Clerk of the Circuit Court 120 North 4th Street P.O. Box 207 Hennepin, IL 61327 on or before June 1, 2018, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-17-06913 In Print & Online NOTE: This law firm is a debt collector. I3085359 May 2, 9 & 16th 2018

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Congratulations 2018 Graduates!!

Putnam County High School

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Jace Schorn

Cameron Serafini

Kindra Shawback

Kyle Sipe

Bailey Smith

Ben Tran

Kaylee Trinidad

Paige Veronda

Kymberly Kelly Anthony Kerivan Cassidy King Terra Miller Cassidy Roser Lisette Seibert Scott Smith

Drake Soule Samuel Stunkel Caitlyn Taylor Nakieta Urban Mel Voss Damien Walker Aaron Walter

Not pictured: Jacob Cabal Nickolas Carrillo Grace Desponett Hannah Flores Jacob Frazier Maria Grimstad Robert Haig Chase Washkowiak

Grace Wilson

Steven York

Arduan Zulbeari

Duamira Zulbeari


2018 Graduates!

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Casting call for Stage 212’s ‘Take a Bow’ LASALLE — Directors Phil Grant and Neal Phelps have announced auditions for “Take a Bow,” Stage 212’s 50th anniversary musical revue, will be at 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the theater, 700 First St. in LaSalle. “Take a Bow” will be a look back at Stage 212’s past productions through song, dance and memories, along with a glimpse into what future productions will hold. There will be solo performances, medleys, small group numbers and full cast selections, as well as select dance numbers.

All past Stage 212 participants are encouraged to audition, as are new participants looking to make their debut. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a 1-2 minute musical theatre song selection, a cappella, that best showcases their vocal ability. All auditioners should come prepared for a dance/movement audition. For more information, visit “Take a Bow” will be presented Sept. 21-30. Stage 212 auditions are open to all regardless of prior theatrical experience.

BCGS will host DAR speaker PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Society library at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. Linda Sigmon Byrd, volunteer field genealogist and member of the Princeton Daughters of the American Revolution chapter, will give the presentation. Her program will be titled “Today’s DAR and You.” She will discuss what qualifies as a patriot and how to conduct a search. The public is invited to attend. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political women’s volunteer service

organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. BCGS is currently conducting a used book sale comprised of books of historical or genealogical value. These may be purchased any day that the Society library is open or the evening of the program if any books remain. To consider these books, or for any other details of the program, stop by during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. BCGS also continues to be open the first Saturday of each month during the same hours.





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