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Shore: ‘A learning experience’ Judge Scott Shore to lay down his gavel HENNEPIN — Circuit Judge Scott A. Shore of Granville has announced he will not seek retention following the end of his current term expiring Nov. 30, 2014.

First elected as Putnam County Resident Circuit Judge in 1990, he has been retained circuitwide for three successive six-year terms, bringing his tenure to 24 years

when he retires. “I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to serve the bench, bar and public as a circuit judge throughout these years,” Shore said. “I look forward to

my return to private practice and the opportunity to continue to help solve legal issues from the other side of the bench.” His plans also include mediation of civil cases, and the chance to travel and to participate

in civic and volunteer interests shared with his wife, Adriane. Through his years on the bench, Shore has served in all courts and has presided over all types of cases throughout the 10th Judicial

Circuit, which includes Peoria, Tazewell, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties. In his current assignment, he hears all cases pending in the latter three counties which

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What’s it going to take? Meeting’s focus is on job creation, growth in the Illinois Valley By Lyle Ganther Shaw Media Service

PERU — A regional effort is needed to create jobs in the Illinois Valley area. That was the message given on Aug. 29 at a meeting of leaders of businesses, cities, industrial companies and financial institutions held at St. Bede Academy. The meeting’s purpose was to identify all possibilities to revitalize the Illinois Valley region and to establish jobs for the geographic area, just a little beyond the boundaries of Illinois Valley Community College. Everett Solon, president of Centrue Bank, acted as chairman of the meeting. He said about eight people gathered in January to discuss the region’s economy and what needs to be done to create jobs. “We felt at that meeting we had a problem of maintaining young people in our communities, mainly because of not enough good-paying jobs,” said Solon. “Our goal is to assist local economic development area serviced by IVCC, an area that has about 150,000 people.” Solon said it is better to market the area, not individual communities. LaSalle, Putnam and Bureau counties have a good, quality workforce; good educational system and quality health care, reported Solon.

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Mary Jane Serafini, owner of “A Stitch in Time”, prepares a Mountain Mist quilt pattern from the 1930s as part of her presentation for the Putnam County Library on Sept. 9.

Serafini: ‘Your Grandmother’s Quilts’ PC library presents quilt program by

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GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Library’s 75th anniversary series will host a quilting program at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Granville Library branch. Mary Jane Serafini, a well-known, long-arm quilter and quilt expert, will present, “Your Grandmother’s Quilts,” a PowerPoint talk and demonstration on the value and care of quilts. Serafini owns A Stitch in Time and is a respected expert of quilts. She will be bringing six to eight quilts, the oldest is from

the 1850s. There will be a question and answer session, and audience members may bring their own quilts to ask about. Originally a nurse, Serafini said she always enjoyed sewing. She and her husband, Dan, raised their five children in the Putnam County area. Dan found a company which had long arm quilting machines and introduced his wife to it. From then on she was enthralled. “I have been quilting for customers ever since. I have a great customer base now,” Mary said. “They come and pick up one quilt, and they bring me

two more. I’m always busy; it’s a good thing.” Serafini eventually joined the Covered Bridge Quilters group in Princeton and saw a program on quilt appraising. The American Quilters Society has a program where a person can study and go through a process to become certified. This program takes three to five years to complete. There are only 99 people across the United States and Canada who have earned this designation. “It’s been a great experience. I have learned a lot,” Serafini said. “I have learned a lot about history in relationship to quilts.” The next step for Serafi-

ni is to study to become a National Quilt Association judge. She is in the beginning phase for this certification. Quilts, whether older or modern day, have a dollar value as well as a sentimental value. There are many factors that go into deciding how to arrive at this determination. An appraiser must determine person hours, cotton or other fiber prices, material prices and if the quilt has been embellished. Workmanship, difficulty in pattern, the rarity of the pattern and the originality of the pattern add to the ultimate value of a quilt. The current condition of the quilt is also considered.

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“When you look at appraisals on a quilt, it is so amazing to me because when you look at a quilt, you are looking at a part of history. Sometimes when we are inspecting the quilt we are seeing things even the owner of the quilt didn’t see,” said Serafini. Serafini has found messages and dates on quilts and even once found a ring quilted into the quilt itself. With the older quilts, she noted that it is often hard to tell if more than one person worked on it because they were so very good at what they did. For more information, contact the library at 815339-2038.


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Hornbaker Gardens to host Artisan Market Arts, food, music and more ... By Goldie Currie Shaw Media Service

PRINCETON – Hornbaker Gardens is making final preparations to host its first ever Artisan Market, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. news@putnamcountyrecord.com. The art market will Photos should be sent as an showcase 25 artists, who attachment. will be selling a variety of art mediums including jewelry, pottery, mosaic POSTMASTER: tile, collage, drawings, Send address changes to the Putnam County Record, photography, painting, folks art, blown glass P.O. Box 48, Granville, IL and much more. 61326 Hornbaker Gardens office manager and coordinator of the event Marcie Jaggers said Hornbaker Gardens has wanted to host an event similar to the Artisan

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Market that used to be held in Soldiers and Sailors Park. The Hornbaker’s event, however, will also provide a farmer’s market feel with is fresh produce and local, organic food vendors. “Our goal is to bring something like this to the community, bring exposure to the artists and local vendors, as well as, to get some folks back here that maybe are not interested in plants or planting, but would get a chance to see what’s going on back here,” Jaggers said. Folks will be invited to walk around the gardens, take part in wine tasting with August Hill Winery, check out the Kramer’s Kitchen food truck, choose from fresh-picked local produce from Coneflower Farm, and organic meats

and eggs from Meadow Haven Farm. There will also be baked goods from Flour House Bakery, Braker’s Dozen and Nancy Cotter. Local potter Ann Crosby will be working her pottery wheel and will be encouraging others to participate. Local artist Melody Best will be demonstrating theorem painting, which is a stepby-step watercolor pro-

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cess, and Putnam County Record Editor Terri Simon will be signing copies of her new book “Grandma’s Cookie Jar.” The Artisan Market will also feature a music line-up with new artists every hour. At 10 a.m., Peter Robillard will perform acoustic guitar based rock and reggae reinvention; at 11 a.m., Al and Jeannie Brown will per-

form jazz standards on piano and stand-up bass with vocals; at noon Brett Conlin will give a healthy dose of “pickin’ and singin’” folk, country and Americana; at 1 p.m. Kevin Kramer will perform music inspired by time and place on guitar and sitar; at 2 p.m. Ray Tutaj will play popular tunes with fingerstyle guitar and to wrap things up at 3 p.m., an acoustic ensemble from the band 212 will take the stage. Admission is free. Participates are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and cooler if they plan to purchase perishables. Jaggers said this is one event Hornbaker Gardens is hoping to bring back year after year. “We just want it to be a great community event,” she said.


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Judge Scott Shore looks back By Ken Schroeder kschroeder@putnamcountyrecord.com

HENNEPIN – Announcing his upcoming retirement from his position at 10th Judicial Circuit Judge, Scott Shore said he’s leaving the position with mixed feelings. “My career on the bench has been rewarding, not only with the recognitions but with the sheer number of opportunities to ply my trade,” said Shore. “As the subject has come

up over the years, one thought that has come up is, for those of us who love the responsibility of interpretation of the laws of our society, we enjoy the challenge of applying that interpretation to the benefit of everyone. “If you like practicing law, then the more the better. The best place to get more is as a judge,” Shore said. “Each week brought new cases, each with its own challenges and each one required

an accurate interpretation of the law.” Although Shore will officially step down on Nov. 30, 2014, he’s not planning on a full retirement yet. “I’ve got 15 months to get used to the idea of retirement from the bench. I do want to get back to private practice,” Shore said. “I love private practice. It gives you a chance to help people through the legal system that a judge can’t do.” As an active civic vol-

unteer, Shore has taken care of many responsibilities during his “off” hours, which often lasted through the night. With his judicial duties winding down, there will be more time to take care of those responsibilities. “I don’t like to leave things undone. You rest when the work is done, not before,” said Shore. “The hardest adjustment will be going back to managing my own schedule. The pleasant adjustment is more sleep.”

Shore From Page 1 offers the most varied experience of all. In addition to his judicial duties, Shore has been active in statewide programs for judicial education and improvement. His volunteer work has included serving as judicial education faculty on a number of topics, both civil and criminal. By appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court, he serves as a member of the statewide Judicial Committee on Education and as editor of the Illinois Judges’ Benchbook on Criminal Law and Procedure. “I am grateful to the

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cial career the experience of a lifetime, both personally and professionally,”

he said. “Every case has truly been a learning experience.”

The buzzing wanes ... But West Nile is still there By Donna Barker Shaw Media Service

The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department continues its surveillance of West Nile Virus (WNV) activity, though the peak season is technically past. So far this season, two human WNV cases have been confirmed in Illinois, both in August. The first human WNV case in central Illinois involved a Tazewell County man in his 50s. Statewide, the first human case involved a McHenry County woman in her 50s. To date, WNV positive birds, mosquitoes and/or human cases have been reported in 52 counties. On Aug. 27, Kurt Kuchle, director of health protection for the Bureau/ Putnam County Health Department, said the local health department will continue its surveillance until mid-September, depending on how warm the weather stays. Though Illinois is past the peak season for WNV, the warm, dry weather will extend the season somewhat, he said. So far this year, Bureau County has had two posi-

tive mosquito pools, and Putnam County has had one positive pool. The number of traps set out in each county has been scaled back to one in each county, Kuchle said. Also, three dead birds have been collected in each county for WNV testing with no positives. Each county may submit up to five birds annually for testing. With the warm weather continuing and many people spending time outdoors for area football games and other activities, people should remember to take necessary precautions to safeguard themselves against mosquito bites, Kuchle said. As reported earlier in the Bureau County Republican, some of those precautions include reducing exposure to mosquitoes by avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn; repelling mosquitoes by wearing shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirt and using insect repellent when outdoors; and report areas of stagnant water to local health or municipal officials. The local WNV surveillance program will cease with the first frost, Kuchle said.

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Bully prevention Specialist reaches out to Illinois Valley parents, community, students PRINCETON — Community Partners Against Substance Abuse, CPASA, will sponsor Mike Donahue, Omaha-based author and R5 Productions, who will present an informative and interactive seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Princeton High School auditorium. The presentation is aimed at reaching all Illinois Valley parents, grandparents and community members, and topics covered will include cyber-bullying, bullying and the social pressures teenagers face today. The free presentation is open to the public, and there will be a drawing for door prizes including an iPad and DeWalt Hammer Drill. Donahue is also scheduled to speak to all eighthgraders and high school students in Bureau and Putnam counties during his local stay. At 9 a.m. Sept. 9, Donahue will speak at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius to students from Bureau Valley High School, Ohio, LaMoille, Malden, Bureau Valley South, Bureau Valley North and

BEST, and in the afternoon at 1:30 p.m. he will speak at Princeton High School in Princeton to students from Princeton High School, Logan Junior High School, St. Louis School and Princeton Christian Academy. At 9 a.m. Sept. 10, Donahue will speak at Putnam County High School in Granville to students from Putnam County High School and Putnam County Junior High School. In the afternoon, he will speak at Hall High School in Spring Valley to students from Hall High School, John F. Kennedy School, Dalzell, Cherry, Ladd and DePue. Donahue has spoken to more than one million students over the last decade about bullying, respect and destructive decisions. He is the owner of R5 Productions and the author of three books: “Reinventing My Normal,” “Hidden Scars” and “Talking to Brick Walls.” His fourth book, a guide to tackling bullying, written through his own story, is scheduled for release next year. His goal is to empower young people to be the

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change they want to see in the world. He attempts to help students gain respect for one another and to go beyond stereotypes and labels. “I was on both sides of that coin growing up. I was the victim of bullying and also the bully. And that’s why I launched R5,” Donahue said. “I know how these kids are feeling — I’ve walked in their shoes and felt their anxiety and pain first hand today. That’s why, today, I am dedicated to help young people feel powerful by making right choices in their lives.” R5 Productions travels to more than 200 schools every year reaching more than 200,000 students in 29 states. Founder Mike Donahue says he has dedicated a part of his life to help young people feel powerful without putting others down. Donahue says his life mission is to help young people find the answer that is already inside of them and to help them find the courage to face whatever it is that is holding them back from experiencing greatness. For more information, contact CPASA Director Dawn Conerton at 815872-5091, ext. 224, or dconerton@bchealthdepartment.org.

Putnam County court report Driving 15-20 mph above limit Jennifer Macgregor, 22, Waukesha, Wis., fined $120. Possession cannabis 2.5 to 10 grams

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From Page 1 “We need to capitalize on those assets,” he said. “We spend about $10,000 a year on each student going through our schools. We graduate about 2,000 seniors a year and have spent $260 million on their education.” Solon said there needs to be a push to keep those graduates in the area because businesses are spending that money on their education and not getting their investment of tax dollars back if they leave the area for betterpaying jobs elsewhere. Peter Limberger, an entrepreneur and husband of Inga Carus of Carus Corporation of Peru, told people assembled that he has started new businesses and bought existing companies around the world during his career. He said many communities try to attract one business employing 1,000 people, which rarely happens. He suggested it would be better for communities to financially help entrepreneurs create 100 companies employing two to five people each, a method that is more stable than attracting larger companies. Limberger said that if 2 percent of the students in the area are aided in starting new businesses, that would mean the creation of 500 jobs. “Any kind of business means higher quality of services and better downtown areas by encouraging new and unusual ideas from the younger generation,” he said. “Young people want to go places at night if they live here, and that means having nice

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Jack Schultz, author of “Boomtown USA”, was one of the speakers at Thursday’s meeting to set up a regional economic development program. restaurants, art galleries and concerts.” He said this can be accomplished by simply helping starving artists find a place to display their artwork. Two million tourists come to this area each year and spent their money. Limberger said there needs to be an effort to attract more tourists and help them leave the expensive suburbs and live in this area. He suggested starting a $1 million incubator program in the Illinois Valley area to help young entrepreneurs create businesses and jobs. Limberger said he and his wife will be the first to donate funds to start this program. He felt he needed 20 to 40 investors in the program to reach its $1 million goal. Limberger said the region needs higher pay-

ing jobs even though he wouldn’t turn down companies creating minimumwage jobs, but prefers those businesses paying higher wages to help the region’s standard of living. Jack Rooney of Springfield, a native of Cherry, said the Illinois Valley area has a rich personality and culture unlike any other region of the state. He said the area is the heart of the United States with Interstate 80 and Interstate 39. He said the timing is perfect to help create jobs by smaller companies instead of relying on larger companies that have left the area over the years like the St. Paul Coal Co. plus many factories in the 1970s and 1980s. Jack Schultz, author of “Boomtown USA” and “The Agurban,” told about communities in the United States helping their economy by recreating themselves. He cited one of those towns as Peru, Ill., when it spent $100,000 to extend infrastructure two to three miles north when I-80 was first built. This action by city leaders was controversial at the time, but Peru now gets $5 million a year in retail sales from the retail created and eight manufacturing companies located there as a result of that investment. Dick Janko, who organized the meeting on Aug. 29, asked those attending to get the regional organization going to create jobs for the Illinois Valley. He can be reached at jankoventures@jankorealty. com.

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‘Grandma’s Cookie Jar’ My grandmother’s cookie jar sat on a shelf in our cupboard. None of the smaller hands in our home could reach it, but it didn’t really matter because there were seldom any cookies in that jar anyway. Steeped in the long ago culture of being a farmer’s wife, Grandma struggled with the lifestyle. Oh she loved the animals (especially the baby ones) on the farm, and her own little piece of heaven was her raspberry patch, where she could spend hours among the prickly branches and away from noisy children. But while one usually thinks of a farmer’s wife as that apron-clad woman who could spend hours cooking and baking wonderful and delicious recipes, nothing Terri could have been further from the truth. Simon Don’t misunderstand. Grandma could cook and bake like nobody’s business, she just didn’t want to ... Which leads me back to her cookie jar, which was usually filled with anything but cookies. Thumbtacks, rubber bands, an extension cord, some labels off some cans or jars she was collecting for some benevolent cause, S&H Green Stamps, jacks, a squirt gun she confiscated ... the list of what lived at one time or another in her cookie jar was endless — minus the cookies. I’ve spent years thinking about that cookie jar, always hoping there would be a slight chance a stray cookie may have found its way into the container. Carefully pulling that ceramic cookie jar off the shelf, I’d be disappointed more times than not, since a sweet treat was nowhere to be found. On the other hand, I often discovered items in the cookie jar that occupied a good share of my time as a child — a little of this, and a little of that — all combined and stirred together — and clearly a recipe for a young child’s imagination to take off and run rampant. But like I said, many years have passed since I pulled that cookie jar off the shelf. Fast forward to today ... Those of you who have regularly read my columns since I first started putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, have done so for the nearly 20 years. Can you believe it’s been that long? Twenty years times one column each week (for a couple of years I was writing three columns every week) equals more than 1,000 columns in my career. Ironically just like the items in my grandmother’s cookie jar, those essays have been just as varied — from walks down the proverbial Memory Lane to observations of today to thoughts about the future. My words have come from my heart — some happy, some sad, but I guarantee you that if you cried when you read one of my columns, I also shed some tears when I wrote it; and if my words caused you to laugh, there was, no doubt, a smile on my face when I penned that particular essay as well. Through the years, I’ve had many folks who have asked me if I ever thought about writing a book, a collection of sorts from some of the columns I’ve written throughout the years. Quite frankly, it’s been a dream of mine for a long time. But as elusive as that cookie jar was on Grandma’s shelf, so was a book with my name on the front cover. It just wasn’t meant to be ... until now. In a couple of weeks, my first book will hit the streets. I’ve appropriately named it, “Grandma’s Cookie Jar,” and it’s filled with a variety of items I hope you’ll enjoy. Some of those essays are from the past, while others will be new to you. But new or old, it is a collection that has come from my heart — truly a dream come true. I’ll be having a book signing on Sept. 7 at Hornbaker Gardens in rural Princeton. This book is not only for you, but it’s also because of you — our readers, my friends. My heart skips a beat or two every time I think about it. I hope you’re going to like what you find in “Grandma’s Cookie Jar.” Putnam County Record Editor Terri Simon can be reached at tsimon@tonicanews.com.

That first day ... It didn’t seem like that long ago I was writing my “last day of school/first day of summer” article. Sadly, I was planning on writing a “first day of school/last day of summer” article, but that didn’t work out as planned. I guess I should have followed my own advice; I really shouldn’t make plans. The first week of 2 p.m. dismissals, reviews and countless syllabuses has been BRUTAL. I’m only joking. The first week is always the easiest, content-wise. It’s all reviews, mainly. The most challenging part of the whole year is trying to work out a decent sleep schedule between night shifts at work and early morning classes. Please wish myself and most of the student body luck in this year’s sleeping endeavors. Sleeping is important; that’s when your dreams get conjured up and reminds you of things you would love to forget. That first day of school sneaks up on you with the subtlety of a brick thrown through your window. Instead of a single insult, this brick contains a list of all the activities you never accomplished in the two and a half months of freedom. It may be a long list (if so, lower your standards, or get off

Maddi Loiselle COMMENTARY your couch and do something!) or a short list (raise your standards, kid, or congrats for doing most of the things on your list). Either way, 99 percent of the time you won’t accomplish every little thing you desire. And that’s OK. You try and try and try until your knuckles bleed or the Advil supply has severely diminished. That’s what prioritizing is all about. Back to the brick. So it comes in your window, shattering whatever chance you had left of doing everything on your list, and POOF! ... You’re magically walking down the school hallway after what felt like yesterday. You say hi to your friends you haven’t seen in a while. You step in front of the locker assigned to you in your freshmen year, your old friend, your home away from home. You spin the lock and the numbers click in place before you even repeat the numbers in your head. It’s so engraved in your brain that your fingers move faster

than your mind. And you’re back. Nothing has changed. When you sit down at a desk in your first hour, you’re already dreaming of your last day in May. Will you graduate? Or will you continue this routine next year? Who knows? We don’t know where we’ll be tomorrow. Hopefully, you have enough control of your grades to know that you’ll advance a grade or graduate if everything stays as planned. But if any of you folks remember Part 1 of my June article, plans are not something I am fond of. I encourage them, yes, but I do not completely believe in them. I believe in going with the flow, but I also believe in going against the tide. I believe in letting the pieces fall into the places you’ve crafted and allowing them to fit as they please. I believe in laws and rules, but I also believe in dreams and the power of them. I believe that education can launch you in that direction. So essentially ... I believe in the first day of school. Maddi Loiselle, 16, of Hennepin is a junior at Putnam County High School. She can be reached in care of this newspaper at P.O. Box 48, Granville, IL 61326.

Field of Dreams Farm like you are going to live forever and live like you are going to die tomorrow. Live life to the fullest, and do not lose sight of your long held goals. ••• Question: How long did Prohibition last? Was it eight, 13 or 21 years? Answer at the end of the article. ••• Congratulations to former Granville resident Elmer Schrowang of Peru for his hole in one on hole No. 7 at Spring Creek Golf Course Aug. 12. Elmer, who is 82 years old, used a seven iron. ••• Jeanne and I had a wonderful time attending our grandson Greg Darrell Alleman’s wedding to Ann Tank from Dodgeville, Wis. Ann and Greg met at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where they both ran track and cross country. Ann is an All-American runner at Platteville. Before the wedding, we went sightseeing. Our first stop was the “American Pickers” store in LeClaire, Iowa. They have my favorite TV shows on the History Channel. We would have like to met Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe, stars of the show, but they were on the road picking. Their sidekick, Danielle Colby, wasn’t there either. I was surprised by how small the building is. Their antique store is right on the Mississippi River, just south of Interstate 80. Next we visited the John

Darrell Alleman COMMENTARY Deere Pavilion in Moline. I loved the antique tractors and the newest machinery. The first night we stayed at a motel by the restaurant, The Machine Shed, where they really serve great farmers’ meals. Next morning we headed for one of our favorite places, the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. As we turned into the 100-yearold Lansing family farm yard, I could see a White Sox player pitching to several young kids on the diamond. When we got to meet him he said he comes here often and plays ball with the children and that he was in the movie “The Field of Dreams.” His name is Frank Dardis, one of the nicest men I have ever met. Jeanne told him about our field here in Granville. He is coming soon to see it. We headed to Dubuque to the Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark on the Mississippi River where the wedding party and guests were staying. That evening we attended the rehearsal at the beautiful St. Raphael Cathedral. It was built in 1857, and at the time, it was the mother parish of the great Northwest. St. Raphael the Archangel has always been Greg’s

favorite angel since he was a child because he always played with the four Ninja Turtles, and Raphael was his favorite. The next day at the wedding our little great-grandson Liam Alleman was the ring bearer; our grandson Kevin Alleman sang the beautiful song “Ava Maria;” our grandson Douglas was Greg’s best man; and our granddaughter Katie Alleman was a bridesmaid. Greg married this beautiful nice lady from the nicest family you could ever meet; Jeanne and I were in heaven. Ann’s wedding dress was a family heirloom. The dress has been in her family for 66 years and was still very beautiful. The reception was held at the Grand River Center, where the celebration began. The newlyweds went to Cancun for their honeymoon. They will be making their new home in Lancastor, Wis. Greg will be teaching math and coaching freshman boys’ basketball, assistant coaching track and cross country coach and assistant coaching football at Lancastor High School. Ann will teach P.E. and coach track at Dodgeville which is her hometown. ••• The answer to how long Prohibition was is that it lasted 13 years. Thanks for reading. 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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Kudos to PC Board, McCracken! To the Editor, I would just like to say what a breath of fresh air it is having Johannes Bus Co. as the district’s bus company. It is a

joy to see the driver actually driving slow in our subdivision and hearing her cheerfully greeting my children by name every morning. Kudos to you, PC Board members and Jay McCracken for taking the parents’ complaints

about the buses and/or drivers seriously enough to award the bid not to the lowest bidder, but to the best company for the job. I’ve had my children riding the schools buses for the past 18 years (and still have a few more to go),

and this is the first time in many years that I know I will not have to worry about their safety. Again, thank you for not putting a price on the safety of the district students. Susan Hewitt Granville


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Obituary Bruce Boggio

Lukach Seed donates to FFA

HENNEPIN — Bruce Boggio, 53, of Hennepin, and recently of Ashland, Ore., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at his residence in Ashland. Arrangements are pending at the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville.

Lukach Seed Agency has donated $500 to the Putnam County High School FFA. Receiving the check was FFA adviser John Heiser (left) and FFA Treasurer Megan Wink from George Lukach and Dan Lukach, co-owners. Lukach Seed was awarded this money by DuPont Pioneer for its dedication to customer-focused activities throughout the year.

Property transfers Aug. 9 — Sandra Tonioni as independent administrator to Sandra Tonioni, Lot 13, Block 2, St. Paul Coal Company’s Addition, village of Mark, exempt. Aug. 13 — Robert T. Malavolti to John Biagi and Dorothy Biagi, Lot 15, West Bluff Ranchette Subdivision, exempt. Charles J. Svec as trustee to John J. Catalano and Margo K. Catalano, Lots 311 and 312, Lake Thunderbird Hills, $111,600. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Pawel Dobrowolski, Lot 136 and 137, Patterson’s Addition, village of Magnolia, $11,000. Aug. 14 — Andrew Peterson and Susan M. Peterson to Michael Wrobleski and Jennifer

Wrobleski, rural property, $225,000. Mary E. Cwikla to Mary E. Cwikla and Eric N. Cwikla, Lot 87 and 88, Archibald W. Hopkins Addition, village of Granville, exempt. Paul J. Guyer as trustee to Greg Nichols and Lucia RossiNichols, Lot 700 Lake Thunderbird Woods 4, $180,000. Putnam County Sheriff (case 11-CH-18) to JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association, rural property, exempt. Aug. 15 — Rafal Janik, Monika Tokarz-Janik, Jaroslaw Tokarz and Aneta Tokarz to Rafal Janik and Monika Tokarz-Janik, Lot 656 Plot 3 Lake Thunderbird Hills, exempt. Michael Pienta to Jacquelyn Pienta, rural property, exempt.

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Unemployment up in Putnam County By Ken Schroeder kschroeder@putnamcountyrecord.com

GRANVILLE — The U.S. Department of Labor recently released figures that show the unemployment rate is continuing to drop, now down to an average across the country of about 7.5 percent. Nationally, the rate has been declining since the 10-year high of 10 percent in October of 2009 when the recession gripped the country. Obviously, this is good news for the nation’s economy. The news isn’t so rosy for Illinois. In the Land of Lincoln, unemployment peaked at the same time at 11.5 percent, and while it has also steadily declined, it sits at 9.1 percent. This is not necessarily news,

since Illinois’ unemployment rate has been lower that the national average only six times since 2000. Locally, the news is even worse. According to figures from the Federal Reserve Bank’s Economic Research Department, Putnam County’s unemployment woes peaked in January of 2010 at 16 percent. Since then, the Putnam County unemployment rate has been a roller coaster ride, predominately lower in the warmer months due to farm workers; and although the current rate of 9.8 percent is lower than this January’s 13.6 percent spike, the latest figures are still nearly a full percentage point above last year’s numbers. Farm labor has a large impact on the state’s unem-

ployment rate, and with harvest being just around the corner the unemployment rate is expected to drop for a month or two. If the rate follows the trend it has set during the last 20 years, the unemployment rate during the last days of 2013 will flirt with the 13 percent mark. In addition, these numbers are likely lower than the actual number. The Department of Labor includes only the people actively looking for work or receiving unemployment insurance as unemployed. Several more have fallen off the list due to no longer searching for work or because they have been cut off from unemployment monies after their deadline expired. Part of the problem is a sluggish growth in the

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Sports Coach O settling into new position By Dixie Schroeder dschroeder@putnamcountyrecord.com

GRANVILLE — It was the idea of wanting to coach again that made Joey Ohnesorge interested when the position was posted for athletic director at Putnam County High School. Ohnesorge had been doing a lot of traveling in his position with the Illinois State Board of Education but didn’t have a lot of contact with students. “I was kind of getting the itch to coach Ohnesorge again,” said Ohnesorge. “I saw this position as athletic director and thought it was a good opportunity to get back into schools with school leadership and also coach baseball again — and in a baseball program that was well established with a lot of strong tradition, so I jumped at the opportunity.” Ohnesorge had more than 22 years teaching experience with 20 years of coaching baseball and basketball. He also had worked as an assistant principal in charge of discipline issues at a school and was most recently with the Illinois State Board of Education. Through the years, Ohnesorge has developed his own philosophy about coaching. “I’m more about the players; the student-athlete is there first for academics,” he said. “I stress that. Athletics is a privilege, and I try to be here for them to help see them grow.” Ohnesorge wants to always keep the lines of communication open, so all who fall within his realm know what he is about, and what he believes in. “It is always tough when a new person comes in. You have to establish yourself, establish your background, your philosophy and your coaching style,” he said. “Then it’s all built over time, the respect that you want, respect that the student athletes want, the parents want. It’s just a working relationship that is built over time. I’m just looking forward to the opportunity here with the strong tradition here.” A typical practice Ohnesorge leads has all of the players engaged and doing something. They are all active, not standing around. There are a lot of teaching moments, and he tries to work a lot of them into his practices. He has his players focus on fundamentals through drills and repetition. Ohnesorge will be coaching both the varsity and junior varsity team this fall. He knew the Putnam County community was very interested in what was happening with the baseball program when he went out on to the field at one of his first practices. There were local residents lined up on each of the sides of the diamond, just like a game. “I knew that local people took this seriously,” he said. “I aim to continue in that tradition.”

Lady Panthers knock out the Fighting Irish By Dixie Schroeder dschroeder@putnamcountyrecord.com

MCNABB — The Putnam County High School varsity Lady Panthers golf team took on the Seneca High School varsity Lady Fighting Irish golf team and won at Edgewood Park on Aug. 26. The final score was 226 for the Panthers; the Irish carded a 267. Meet medalist Stephanie Wilson led the way with a 46. The remaining Top 4 scores included Kelsey Grosenbach with a 52, Lauren Bauer, 63, and Nikki Mertel, 65. The Lady Panthers played without two of their top golfers due to an injury and illness. For second place Seneca’s Jacqueline Newberry earned a 60, Natalie Hamilton a 65, Hannah Cisco and Sam DeGraff a 71. Coach Eric Cuicci was extremely happy with the outcome of the meet. “We were without two of our starters tonight between one being ill and one with a foot injury, but we were able to try some newcomers to the varsity level tonight,” he said. “Stephanie and Kelsey played well together and were able to give us two solid scores up front to lead the team to the win.” The Lady Panthers will play an away meet versus LaSalle-Peru on Sept. 5.

Putnam County Record photo/Dixie Schroeder

Taylor Pettit (6) goes for a hit as Paige Griffith (2) and Taylor Erjavsek (9) watch the action during the match Aug. 29.

PCHS Lady Panthers go to 2-1 on the week Start Tri County Conference play this week By Dixie Schroeder dschroeder@putnamcountyrecord.com

GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Lady Panthers volleyball squad upped their record to 2-1 with a win over the Galva High School Lady Wildcats at R.M. Germano Gym on Aug. 29. Providing a balanced attacked, the Lady Panthers were in control in both games, winning 25-13 in the first game with senior Megan Rehn providing the last three points in the game by serving three aces, and 25-15 in the second game. Players rotated in and out and kept the game going strong against the Wildcats. Panther head coach Amy Kreiser was happy with her team’s performance. “We had a really good week and ended on a high note, now that we are 2-1,” said Kreiser. “The girls are looking forward to next weekend with some tough competition and eventually next week getting started against the conference. The girls do a real good job of evening it out, and that was really obvious tonight. I have a nice strong core

group of hitters, and I can run a six-two with Paige (Griffith) and Megan (Rehn.) They had a lot of fun together, and that’s obvious when you watch them play.” The Lady Panthers were led by Taylor Erjavsek who had six kills. Taylor Pettit had three kills and three strong passes along with one service ace. Lauren Colby had five kills and three strong passes, while Rehn had six service aces and Griffith had three service aces. Kirsten Davis had three kills as well. In the Lady Panthers junior varsity game, the Lady Wildcats took the match 2-1. The Panthers won the first game 25-13 but dropped the second two games 25-18 and 15-13. Coach Amy Carboni was disappointed. “We looked pretty good the first game,” said Carboni. “The second and third game we fell apart. We have a little bit of trouble working together on the court, talking and calling the ball. So when that happens, we seem to fall apart and don’t play well together.” The Lady Panthers’ junior varsity record is now 1-2. The Lady Panthers will travel to Fieldcrest High School for a 5 p.m. game on Sept. 5.

Panthers golf team loses close meet By Dixie Schroeder dschroeder@putnamcountyrecord.com

MCNABB — It was a tight meet and a tough loss for the Putnam County Panthers varsity golf team on Aug. 28. The Panthers hosted Streator Woodland at Edgewood Park, their home course, and lost 194-197. Medalist for the game was the Panther freshman Mitch Aimone who shot a 42 on the course. Following Aimone was Michael Weide with a 49, Nate Ward, 52, Christian Charbonneau, 54, Jon Mattern, 55, and Tyler Purcell with a 56. The Top 4 scores are taken in golf to figure overall team scores. “It was disappointing to lose a conference meet at home. We really kind of struggled throughout the day,” said Josh Nauman, Putnam County varsity golf coach. “We had several guys who were above their average. In a few cases I know it was one really bad hole that cost them. I don’t know if it was the heat or what, but we played decent and lost concentration on one hole and paid for it. “Woodland was supposed to be one of the conference favorites, so it was pretty encouraging that we were right there and had a chance to beat them,” he continued. “I’m thrilled with the way the season has started. On Monday we finished third out of nine teams at the Midland Invitational. I don’t have the full results. I know Mitch Aimone finished seventh overall with a 81.  Nate Ward had a 89, Christian Charbonneau shot 91 and Jon Mattern 100.” For Streator-Woodland, Jake Orr shot a 46 and led Putnam County Record photo/Ken Schroeder his team. Shelby Keen had a 48, Olivia Ruff and Charlie Panther freshman Mitch Aimone was the medalist Jenkins tied with a 50 each. Dylan Malinowski and Ryan for the match against Streator Woodland on Aug. Glowicki both shot a 51 to round off the scores. The Panthers will face the Hall Red Devils on Sept. 5. 28, carding a 42 at Edgewood Golf Course.


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Putnam County Record photo/Ken Schroeder

Panthers lose by three strokes Putnam County’s Nate Ward shot a 52 in a match with Streator Woodland. Putnam County Record photos/Dixie Schroeder

PCJH Lady Pumas win over Tonica

Lady Panthers beat Galva

By Dixie Schroeder dschroeder@putnamcountyrecord.com

MCNABB — The Putnam County Junior High School Lady Pumas took on the Tonica Junior High School Lady Braves on Aug. 27 and won 13-8. C.C. Davis started the game for the Lady Pumas and pitched five innings with five strike outs for the win. Davis is now 9-0 on the year. Olivia Holmes came in for the last two innings, tossing three strike outs and three walks.

Above, Lauren Colby (4) dunks the ball over the net during the match on Aug. 29. Right, Taylor Erjavsek (9) returns the ball during the match on Aug. 29 against Galva. Putnam County won the match in two games, 25-13, 25-13.

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Community Marshall-Putnam Quilt Guild will meet Sept. 11 HENRY — The Marshall-Putnam Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Henry Presbyterian Church, 511 Wirt St., Henry. The meeting will begin with a brief business meeting followed by an overview of the programs for the year and an explanation of this year’s challenge. After the overview

of programs, a mini lesson, “Shortcuts to making dogtooth borders,” will be given by member Kathy Brooks.  New members are welcome. The dues are $15 a year. The group meets September through May at the Presbyterian church in Henry. Workshops begin at 9 a.m. and meetings are at 1 p.m.

DAR meeting on Sept. 7 PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Four & Twenty Cafe at 420 S. Main St. for the opening meeting of the 2013-14 chap-

ter year. Members will receive their membership cards and materials at the meeting. The program will be “Journey to Secure the Blessings of Liberty,” presented by Vicki Kapp, chapter Constitution Week chairman.

Elementary student casting call for PCEF fall show GRANVILLE — Bill Entwistle, director for the PCEF fall show “Falling Into Winter,” is looking to cast 20-25 elementary students for the show. Students must be 8 or 9 years old. Auditions will be held in the Putnam County High School music room at 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Students will be taught a simple song to sing to determine if they can hold pitch and will

also be taught a line to recite. The show is Nov. 14, 15 and 16. Rehearsals for the students will be on Sunday late afternoon/evenings until the beginning of tech week which starts on Nov. 10. For more information, contact Entwistle at 815-882-2279 or email bill.entwistle@hotmail. com or Natalie Hulstrom, music director, at 815-882-2800.

Marshall-Putnam Relay for Life achieves pacesetter status HENRY — The 2013 MarshallPutnam Relay For Life exceeded fundraising expectations this year. With a goal of $79,000, the event total was $84,965 at the closing ceremonies on June 8. The Marshall-Putnam Relay has achieved pacesetter status based on these results. This achievement is met when a relay makes their goal before closing ceremonies. The total is still growing daily. The most recent total adds up to $87,501. This year’s event was made up of 10 strong fundraising teams: Dick Bernardi Memorial Team, $20,315; Team Red, $15,582; Team Henne-

the Relay For Life Grand Club. Anna Mae Jacobsen was named the recipient of the annual Dick Bernardi Memorial Award. This special award is given to a volunteer that embodies the following: commitment and involvement in the community, leadership, love and commitment to family, passion for life, enabler for others to do their part and commitment to the American Cancer Society. This award has been given since 2008. For information on how to get involved in the 2014 Relay For Life event, contact Erika Anderson at 309-364-2327 or erikaelaine_13@hotmail.com.

Volunteers needed for 4-H shooting program Adults who are looking to get involved in one of the fastest growing sports/activities in the country may want to consider the University of Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program, said Dan Dawson, the youth development educator and coordinator of the program. The program provides a supportive, adult-supervised environment in which young people, from ages 8 to 18, can learn the shooting disciplines of air and .22-caliber rifle, archery and shotgun. Youth also learn about wildlife management and conservation ethics. Some counties even offer competitive shooting events. Nationally, the 4-H Shooting Sports program has been in existence since 1975, involving more than 300,000 youth and 46,000 adult volunteer instructors. The Illinois program started in the fall of 2009 with two adult volunteer training workshops held in Monti-

cello and Sparta. The next training workshop for adult volunteers is Sept. 27-29 at the 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello. Disciplines of archery, rifle (air and .22), shotgun and coordinator will be offered. “The coordinator manages the county 4-H Shooting Sports program with assistance from local U of I Extension personnel,” Dawson said. “Counties must have a trained coordinator and at least one shooting discipline instructor. But, it is beneficial for counties to have multiple shooting discipline instructors.” Marshall-Putnam 4-H is in need of volunteers who are willing to participate in the training and work with youth throughout the area. Dawson said the focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports pro-

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Library Corner Hennepin — There are great new titles for children in Grades 3-8 purchased with a recent grant. The library shelves are bursting with pirates, goblins, unicorns, adventurers, super sleuths, middle schoolers, sports heroes, werewolves, friends, and more; their stories waiting to be read. Stop in at the Hennepin library and check them out – there are more than 250 new books to choose from!  Can’t find a good book to read?  No problem!  Ask a librarian for good book recommendation. Preschool story times are every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hennepin Library. Sept. 6, we will be seeing owls: barn, snowy, and everything in between ... join the library staff for stories and a craft about our feathered nighttime friends. Sept. 13, from green to gold, and gold to red, the leaves are changing with the seasons. Join the staff for stories of colorful fall leaves, and make a leaf craft to take home. Sept. 20, find your sea legs. Be ye seaman or land lover, gather at thy library for tales for pirates, parrots and ships! Create a

pirate craft to take home. Sept. 27, learn how to built it: create and construct, as the children’s librarian reads stories of construction tools and building. McNabb — Saturday Stories are every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the McNabb Branch library. For ages preschool through early elementary. Sept. 7, discover the artist, Wassily Kandinsky, and explore color and shapes. There will be exciting stories and an art craft. Sept. 14, the theme is scarecrows. Spooky or silly, follow a scarecrow’s adventure, and children can make their very own scarecrow to take home. Sept. 21, there will be pirates at the library! Join the staff and seafaring friends in tales of oceans and island adventures. Create a pirate craft to take home. Granville — Join the library on Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for “Vintage Quilts” presented by Mary Serafini, an American Quilters’ Society certified appraiser, well-known “long arm” quilter, and owner of her own quilting business, A Stitch in Time. Serafini will discuss factors and features

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that determine the value of vintage quilts. Using sample quilts, she will provide a hands-on demonstration of the various points to consider before determining the value of unique works. This fascinating presentation may motivate all to open that cedar chest for greatgrandma’s quilt! Preschool story hour will be held each Tuesday morning at 10.  Join the library for exciting stories and fun crafts for everyone. The Favorites Club

meets the first Thursday of each month to discuss favorite and not-so-favorite reads. The next meeting is Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. Standard — Stop in at the Standard branch library to explore new books and discover old favorites.  The Standard library is open on Thursdays, 2 until 5 p.m. Condit (Putnam) — The Condit (Putnam) branch library will be hosting an open house on Sept. 12 from 4 until 7:30 p.m.  Magnolia — The Mag-

nolia library will have homework hour on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. throughout the school year. Children have the opportunity to have their homework checked that has been completed or help them understand homework in progress. The library provides materials and equipment for help with school homework and projects. A wide variety of newer material has been added to the library which children of all ages can view and/or check out anytime

the library is open. The library is not just for homework but can be used for leisure reading or finding out information on a variety of topics. A library card opens up a world of information through different types of materials, access to libraries throughout the country, and electronic resources. Don’t have a library card? Head to the nearest library and sign up for the opportunity of a lifetime of having knowledge at your fingertips.


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Recipe Corner School is back in session now, so we have to come up with sandwiches for lunch boxes to keep the kids happy and full. It’s a long day to sit still in a classroom if you’re still hungry. You can also use one of these for a quick dinner. Make a salad and some bread, and dinner is on.

Putnam County Community Center menus Judy Dyke

GRANDMA JUDY’S CAFE

Ranch Turkey Wraps 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup prepared ranch salad dressing 4 flour tortillas 3/4 pound sliced deli turkey 8 slices Monterey Jack cheese 1 medium tomato, sliced In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and salad dressing until smooth. Spread over tortillas. Layer with turkey, cheese and tomato. Roll up tightly, cut in half. Serve with some chips and a pickle and some apple slices. Freeze a juice container. It will keep the lunch cold plus be ready to drink by lunch.

Italian Submarine 1 2 2 1

1-pound loaf unsliced Italian bread to 3 tablespoons olive oil to 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese to 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 medium tomato, thinly sliced 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham 1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese 1/4 pound thinly sliced hard salami Cut bread in half lengthwise. Hollow out bottom half, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Brush oil over cut sides of bread. Combine the Parmesan cheese and oregano. Sprinkle over bread. On the bottom half, layer the tomato, ham, provolone and salami. Replace bread top. Cut into four servings. Put in a bag of corn curls, pickle slices and a bag of grapes. Freeze a juice container to keep lunch cold. Do you have a sandwich or back-to-school recipe you’d like to share with other readers? Email it to me at judyd2313@frontier.com. Please remember to include your name, address and telephone number (telephone number won’t be published). Happy Back to School!

Putnam County schools menus

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Lunch

Sept. 9 – Scrambled eggs with toast or cereal and toast, fruit, juice, milk. Sept. 10 – Sausage gravy over whole grain biscuit or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Sept. 11 – Cereal bar or cereal, string cheese, fruit, juice, milk. Sept. 12 – Breakfast pizza or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Sept. 13 – Whole grain cinnamon roll or cereal, yogurt cup, fruit, juice, milk.

Sept. 9 – BBQ rib on whole grain bun, corn, baked beans, peaches, milk. Sept. 10 – Spaghetti, whole grain breadstick, spinach/romaine salad, pineapple, milk. Sept. 11 – Taco in a bag with salsa, whole grain muffin, banana, milk. Sept. 12 – Salad bar, chicken wrap with lettuce, cheese and tomato, veggie sticks, Mandarin oranges, milk. Sept. 13 – Cheese pizza, coleslaw, strawberry/ pineapple blend, ice cream cup, milk.

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Wish granting volunteers sought in LaSalle-Peru area PEORIA — Have you ever thought about the impact you could make in the life of a child with a life-threatening medical condition? More than 11,000 children across Illinois have experienced the magic of a wish coming true, thanks to the hundreds of community supporters of Make-A-Wish Illinois. Volunteers in the community are needed to help grant wishes for local children. Make-A-Wish Illinois will host a free training session for wish-granting volunteers in the Peru area on Oct. 22 with a 5 p.m. check-in and training from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m. Exact training location will be provided to trainees upon sign up. Volunteers bilingual in

English and Spanish are especially needed. Wish-Granting volunteers will work in teams of two to help grant the wishes of children in their community. Volunteers plan and carry out wishes from start to finish with support from the Make-A-Wish staff. Wish Granters are asked to give 10-12 hours per month to grant at least three wishes per year. To attend the training, potential volunteers must complete the volunteer application and online training in advance; therefore R.S.V.P. is required by Oct. 10. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To reserve a spot, contact Tonisha Daniel at daniel@illinois.wish.org or 312-602-9413.

All volunteers must be over 21 and submit an application, reference,background check, complete an online and brief in-person training to begin granting wishes. Make-A-Wish Illinois grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 11,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish with special children across the state with help from dedicated volunteers and generous community members. For information, visit www.illinois.wish.org.

Putnam County Record photo/Ken Schroeder

Toys in the Pantry fundraiser is Sept. 8 The Toys in the Pantry annual pork chop dinner is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Clover Club in Mark. The dinner is the only fundraiser for the Christmas program that delivers toys to underprivileged children throughout the county. Dinner with one or two chops is $9 and $12, respectively, and includes buttered noodles, applesauce, coleslaw, bread and butter and Jell-O cake. Children under 10 who eat in with their family can get a free hot dog instead of a pork chop. Kelly Kline (left) and Cathy Oliveri are the organizers of the pork chop dinner.

Putnam County Junior High School to hold open house Sept. 5 MCNABB — Putnam County Junior High School will have its annual open house at 6 p.m. Sept. 5. The open house starts with a meet and greet with the teachers and staff followed by a tour of the building. Principal Carl Carlson will give an

official welcome at 6:20 p.m. in the gym. The evening will consist of two 25-minute informational sessions starting at 6:30 and 7 p.m. A total of five informational sessions are available. “Role of Parents to Help Chil-

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“Language Arts - Expectations and Common Core” will be presented by Brooke Byers, Jennifer Ibarra and Amy Carboni in room number 13. “Math - Expectations and Common Core” will be in room 3 and presented by Jessica

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Time to hang up the phone By Ken Schroeder kschroeder@putnamcountyrecord.com

HENNEPIN — In another four months, it will be illegal for Illinois drivers to use handheld cell phones while driving. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the new law on Aug. 16 amending the Illinois Vehicle Code and making Illinois the 12th state to ban the use of handheld cell phone devices while driving. The new law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2014. House Bill 1247 does allow for drivers to use hands-free phone devices, like speakerphones and headsets. It also allows for exceptions to use two-way mobile radios and to use a cell phone during an emergency. Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle said he has mixed feelings on the law. “Distracted driving is a big issue,” Doyle

said. “It’s been difficult to really enforce the texting ban since it’s hard to tell at a stop if they’ve been texting or dialing. This should help.” Doyle believes the failure of the texting ban to have any definite effect has helped bring about the total ban on using handheld devices. Although the new law allows for hands-off communication, Doyle doesn’t believe that’s a good idea. “I’ve been reading the studies and reports coming out of California where they did a similar law. They’ve found that so far there hasn’t been much of a difference,” Doyle said. “It’s hard for the brain to do two things at once; it’s still distracted driving.” When the new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, drivers caught using their hand-held cell phones will face up to a $75 fine.

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Putnam County receives FEMA grant HENNEPIN — On Aug. 29, Putnam County Emergency Management Agency Supervisor Jim Goldasich said the county’s share of FEMA grants was $13,920 for Fiscal Year 2013, which ends Sept. 30. The grants are applied for quarterly, with the funding received going to the County Board revenues. Goldasich has already applied for the Fiscal Year 2014 grant. The annual grant money is a reimbursement to the county for some of its day-to-day operation expenses, such as telephone costs,

travel expenses for training and salaries. In making the announcement of the grant awards, Gov. Pat Quinn commended the grant recipients for the work they do to prepare their communities for emergencies and to keep residents protected. “These organizations stand ready to respond, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to any type of disaster that impacts their communities,” Quinn said. “We will continue to do everything we can to make sure they have the tools

needed to prepare and respond to those emergencies.” In explaining the grant program, Quinn said the Emergency Management Performance Grants are funded through a grant which the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) receives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). IEMA Director Jonathon Monken also commented on the work of the agencies receiving the federal grant money. “Every disaster begins as a local emergency, and that’s why it’s so

important to have a sound local emergency management program,” Monken said. “Particularly in difficult fiscal times, these grants provide needed support to ensure local emergency management agencies are prepared to respond to disasters in their communities.” Other area counties receiving the FEMA grants include Bureau County, $21,623; Henry County, $12,107; LaSalle County, $37,587; Lee County, $ 21,836; Marshall County, $13,079; and Whiteside County, $26,379.

Presentation planned on Greece, the Greek islands PERU — The Rev. Dale Pederson, a veteran tour leader to the Bible lands and pastor of First Congregational Church in Peru, will give a presentation on Greece with his wife, Tara McDonnellPederson, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the First Congregational Church. Pederson and his wife will be leading a 12-day biblical study tour, following the steps of the Apostle Paul, to Greece

and Ephesus, Turkey, including a 3-day Greek Island cruise, departing March 13, 2014. Tour members will experience the ruins of cities from ancient Greece and Rome, monasteries from the Middle Ages, significant archaeological sites, Greek islands and villages and sites that play a dominant role in the New Testament. Included in the trip are visits to Thessalon-

iki, Phillipi, Berea, Athens and Corinth, a Greek island cruise with shore excursions to Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Patmos and Epheses, Turkey. Classical Greece sites include the Parthenon, Athens and Mycanae. The tour prices is $3,495. This includes round trip flights out of Chicago, first class hotels, the Greek island cruise, all meals on the cruise,

full breakfast and dinner on land and a comprehensive tour itinerary. Illinois Valley area participants will be invited to a series of optional preparation classes beginning in January. The registration deadline is Oct. 1. For complete details, visit www.biblicalencounters.com, contact Pederson at pastordaleandtara@gmail.com or call 815-200-5407 or 815-200-3509.

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999 • Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN PROBATE ESTATE OF ) BERNICE C. ) LOESCH, ) Deceased. ) NO. 2013-P-09 NOTICE REQUIRING APPEARANCE IN PENDING ACTION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is given you, William N. Pletsch, beneficiary in the above entitled cause, that an action has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Putnam County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, Laurie L. Glenn, requesting admission of a lost Will to probate; Summons was issued out of the Court against you as provided by law, and the action is still pending. Consequently, unless you, William N. Pletsch, file your Answer to the Petition in the action or otherwise make your appearance in the Circuit Court of Putnam County, Illinois, held at the courthouse in Hennepin, Illinois, on or before October 3, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day

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and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of the Petition. Dated this 19th day of August, 2013 s/ Cathy J. Oliveri Putnam County Circuit Clerk Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and 11, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY - HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ) PLAINTIFF ) VS ) YOLANTA KRYNSKI A/K/A YOLANTA B ) KRYNSKI ; PNC BANK NA S/B/M TO ) NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO, A ) SUBSIDIARY OF NATIONAL CITY BANK; ) LAKE THUNDERBIRD ASSOCIATION; ) UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD ) CLAIMANTS ; ) DEFENDANTS ) 12 CH 22 76 TIMBERLAND DRIVE PUTNAM, IL 61560 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 6, 2013, PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF in PUTNAM County, Illinois, will on October 3, 2013, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 11:00 a.m., 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: LOT 736 IN PLAT NO. 3 OF LAKE THUNDERBIRD HILLS, PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 162 IN JANUARY 5, 1970, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS; EXCEPTING ALL MINERAL, OIL, AND GAS RIGHTS THEREFROM. TAX NO. 03-00-053-160 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 76 TIMBERLAND DRIVE PUTNAM, IL 61560 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME The Judgment amount was $151,719.13. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% 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 http:\\ service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1215048 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I554852 Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4, 2013.

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) ALFRED TINO ) TONIONI, ) Deceased. ) NO. 10-P-6 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of ALFRED TINO TONIONI. Letters of office were issued on August 8, 2013 to Sandra Tonioni, whose address is 212 E. Elliot Street, P.O. Box 12, Mark, Illinois, as independent administrator, and whose attorney is Roger C. Bolin of Boyle & Bolin, 227 E. Court Street, Hennepin, Illinois 61327. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk of court, Putnam County Courthouse, Hennepin, Illinois 61327, or with the representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of issuance of letters and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 after it has been filed. Dated this 9th day of August, 2013. BOYLE & BOLIN Attorneys for Independent Administrator 227 E. Court Street Hennepin, IL 61327 Tel: 815-925-7393 Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4, 2013. CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ) HAROLD SILL ) MAULFAIR, ) Deceased. ) NO. 13-P-12 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of HAROLD SILL MAULFAIR. Letters of office were issued on August 8 , 2013 to Della A. Maulfair as independent executor whose attorney is Roger C. Bolin of Boyle & Bolin, 227 E. Court Street, Hennepin, Illinois 61327. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk of court, Putnam County Courthouse, Hennepin, Illinois 61327, or with the representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of issuance of letters and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 after it has been filed. Dated this 8 day of August, 2013. BOYLE & BOLIN Attorneys for Independent Executor 227 E. Court Street Hennepin, IL 61327 Tel: 815-925-7393 Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4, 2013.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY - HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS M&T BANK ) PLAINTIFF ) VS ) MICHAEL A GOODRICH; AMY M RAGUSA ) GOODRICH; LAKE THUNDERBIRD ) ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND ) NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; ) DEFENDANTS ) 13 CH 2 13 WOOD DRIVE PUTNAM, IL 61560 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY Continued on page 15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS M&T BANK ) PLAINTIFF ) VS ) MICHAEL A GOODRICH; AMY M RAGUSA ) GOODRICH; LAKE THUNDERBIRD ) ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND ) NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; ) DEFENDANTS ) 13 CH 2 13 WOOD DRIVE PUTNAM, IL 61560 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 6, 2013, PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF in PUTNAM County, Illinois, will on October 3, 2013, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 11:00 a.m., 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. 03-00-046-190 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 13 WOOD DRIVE PUTNAM, IL 61560 Description of Improvements: TAN VINYL SIDED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY WITH AN ATTACHED ONE CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $102,423.82. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% 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 http:\\ service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1300143 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I554868 Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4, 2013.


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Continued from page 14 GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 6, 2013, PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF in PUTNAM County, Illinois, will on October 3, 2013, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 11:00 a.m., 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: LOT 517 IN PLAT NO. 3 OF LAKE THUNDERBIRD HILLS, ACCORDING TO A PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 162, ON JANUARY 5, 1970; SITUATED IN PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS. FURTHER EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL MINERAL, OIL AND GAS RIGHTS THEREIN. TAX NO. 03-00-046-190 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 13 WOOD DRIVE PUTNAM, IL 61560 Description of Improvements: TAN VINYL SIDED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY WITH AN ATTACHED ONE CAR GARAGE The Judgment amount was $102,423.82. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% 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 http:\\ service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1300143 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I554868 Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4, 2013.

firmation 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 http:\\ service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1201854 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale.

ants, unknown owners and unknown occupants, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of certain mortgages conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: The North part of the West 10 acres of the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 33 North, Range 1 West of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 34; thence North 0 degrees 31 minutes 40 seconds West 816.10 feet on the West line of said Section 34 to the true point of beginning; thence continuing 0 degrees 31 minutes 40 seconds West 518.39 feet on the West line of said Section 34; thence North 88 degrees 32 minutes 39 seconds East 330.92 feet; thence South 0 degrees 29 minutes 27 seconds East 518.95 feet; thence South 88 degrees 38 minutes 21 seconds West 330.57 feet to the true point of beginning, all being situated in Granville Township, Putnam County, Illinois pursuant to Plat of Survey thereof by J. William Shafer, Illinois Registered Land Surveyor No. 2213, dated July 24, 1984, recorded in the Recorder’s Office of Putnam County, Illinois, on October 31, 1984, in Plat Cabinet 1, No. 101-B, except coal underlying the surface of

said land and all rights and easements in favor of the said mineral estate (Tax ID #02-30-205-000) Commonly known as: 12224 E 1300th Street, Granville, IL 61326 Said property is residential; said mortgage was made by James E. Moreno and Patricia A. Moreno and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in Roll 106 of Micro, Page 2158, as Document #08-566; that Summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. An Affidavit has been filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court requesting summons be served upon non-record claimants, unknown owners and unknown occupants. tenants. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Hennepin, Illinois, on or before September 30, 2013, a default may be taken against you and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer in said complaint. s/Cathy Oliveri Clerk of the Circuit Court Wimbiscus Law Firm, P. C. Attorney for Plaintiff 102 East St. Paul Street Spring Valley, IL 61362 Telephone (815) 664-4151 Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and 11, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY - HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC ) PLAINTIFF ) VS ) RANDY L. POOLE JR A/K/A RANDY POOLE; ) RANDI POOLE; DISCOVER BANK; HSBC ) BANK NEVADA, NA AKA HSBC NEVADA ) NA FKA HOUSEHOLD BANK; CAPITAL ) ONE BANK (USA), NA; UNKNOWN ) OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; ) DEFENDANTS ) 12 CH 26 203 NORTH CHICAGO STREET MAGNOLIA, IL 61336 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 6, 2013, PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF in PUTNAM County, Illinois, will on October 3, 2013, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 11:00 a.m., 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. 04-00-036-100 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 203 NORTH CHICAGO STREET MAGNOLIA, IL 61336. Description of Improvements: TAN TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $118,683.06. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% 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 http:\\ service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1201854 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I554842 Published in the Putnam County Republican Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY - HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS NC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ) PLAINTIFF ) VS ) YOLANTA KRYNSKI A/K/A YOLANTA B ) KRYNSKI ; PNC BANK NA S/B/M TO ) NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO, A ) SUBSIDIARY OF NATIONAL CITY BANK; ) LAKE THUNDERBIRD ASSOCIATION; ) UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON ) RECORD CLAIMANTS ; ) DEFENDANTS ) 12 CH 22 76 TIMBERLAND DRIVE PUTNAM, IL 61560 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 6, 2013, PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF in PUTNAM County, Illinois, will on October 3, 2013, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 11:00 a.m., 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. 03-00-053-160 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 76 TIMBERLAND DRIVE PUTNAM, IL 61560 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME The Judgment amount was $151,719.13. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% 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 http:\\ service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1215048 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I554852 Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4, 2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY - HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC ) PLAINTIFF ) VS ) RANDY L. POOLE JR A/K/A RANDY POOLE; ) RANDI POOLE; DISCOVER BANK; HSBC ) BANK NEVADA, NA AKA HSBC NEVADA, ) NA FKA HOUSEHOLD BANK; CAPITAL ) ONE BANK (USA), NA; UNKNOWN ) OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; ) DEFENDANTS ) 12 CH 26 203 NORTH CHICAGO STREET MAGNOLIA, IL 61336 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 6, 2013, PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF in PUTNAM County, Illinois, will on October 3, 2013, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 11:00 a.m., 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: LOTS NUMBER NINETY-FIVE AND NINETY-SIX IN THE VILLAGE OF MAGNOLIA, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF PUTNAM, STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 04-00-036-100 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 203 NORTH CHICAGO STREET MAGNOLIA, IL 61336 Description of Improvements: TAN TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME, NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $118,683.06. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% 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 con-

I55482 Published in the Putnam County Record Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4, 2013. LEGAL PUBLICATION OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS FOR 2013 PUTNAM COUNTY The following is a final list of real estate assessment changes in said townships for the 2013 assessment year. These assessments have been revised or corrected by the Board of Review. This publication is made in accordance with Sections #12-60 & 12-65 of the property tax code. The assessed values shown may be subject to the State equalization to bring locally assessed values to 33-1/3 percent of market value. This equalized value is subject to your local tax rate as determined by levies submitted by local units of government in which your property is located. Putnam County Board of Review Parcel Number Assessor Total Board Total Hennepin 01-00-038-040 25,740 23,333 01-00-044-210 29,791 23,667 01-00-060-158 66,993 41,261 01-02-251-000 16,356 16,206 01-06-080-000 82,975 53,287 01-10-082-000 138,567 605,233 01-10-086-000 1,184,871 1,371,568 01-26-184-000 59,781 53,176 01-26-185-000 10,528 1,895 Granville 02-00-052-020 35,473 33,776 02-00-060-250 3,112 1,556 02-00-094-190 36,827 30,787 02-02-310-000 56,208 53,244 02-12-022-000 56,001 57,698 Senachwine 03-00-040-050 1,712 1,000 03-00-040-060 30,894 28,288 03-00-041-200 33,955 27,712 03-00-043-110 63,951 50,513 03-00-043-270 68,255 54,058 03-00-044-010 65,384 58,877 03-00-044-160 51,534 40,855 03-00-050-200 7,504 3,752 03-00-056-200 62,705 39,328 03-00-061-110 45,751 33,840 03-00-069-160 34,674 29,000 03-00-069-250 81,826 75,661 03-00-069-300 27,399 26,667 03-00-070-260 71,794 52,000 03-00-071-230 60,094 48,083 03-00-075-260 72,822 55,000 03-00-075-300 31,711 20,000 03-00-083-040 1,712 1,000 03-01-142-000 91,539 84,883 03-01-293-000 32,071 30,071 03-09-063-000 46,486 25,916 03-12-180-000 28,154 4,765 03-14-070-000 38,257 26,667 03-18-230-000 76,521 71,521 Magnolia 04-00-038-304 26,600 21,667 04-00-039-141 37,024 35,000 04-00-054-072 49,688 48,333 04-00-055-160 35,251 31,240 04-00-057-190 27,290 17,667 04-01-121-000 25,106 23,606 04-06-110-000 73,372 37,114 04-11-104-000 65,245 41,462 04-12-280-000 405 368 04-12-300-000 1,529 1,390 04-18-030-000 6,747 6,517 04-23-210-000 50,053 27,033 04-25-066-000 41,578 33,333 04-26-221-000 31,414 28,333 Published in the Putnam County Record Sept. 4, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS Spring Valley City Bank, an Illinois ) Banking Corporation, ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) James E. Moreno, Patricia A. Moreno, ) Non-Record Claimants, Unknown Owners ) and Unknown Occupants, ) Defendants. ) Case No. 2013-CH-11 SUMMONS NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS (NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE (FOR PUBLICATION) The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, nonrecord claim-


16 From You 16 • The Putnam County Record • Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Euler photo places first in Legion contest

Thanks Neighbor PC Veterans of Foreign Wars give thanks To the Editor, The Putnam County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8324 would like to say thank you for a successful fundraiser for the post at the Mark Celebration Day. We would like to thank the village of Mark for the extra opportunities they gave us to raise funds. A special thank you goes to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for their exceptional help. A thank you to Puta and Corky from the Clover Club for all the help with the cooking for the food stand of garlic sausage that were freshly made in the morning by Antoine from the Hennepin Food Mart and hot dogs for the kids. Mostly, thank you to the community for your support by purchasing raffle tickets and food from our stand. The funds raised will help us continue our main mission of veterans helping veterans. Some may wonder what that means. A few of the things Putnam County VFW Post 8324 does for our community is provide some personal items to veterans at the LaSalle Veterans Home which they request such as hand lotion, robes and other items. What we do for our county, along with the American Legions Memorial Day services in Granville and Hennepin. The week before the Memorial Day services, the VFW makes wreaths for all combat veterans at the Granville Cemetery an places them on the graves the day before to honor the dead from World War I to the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with the American Legion, we perform Honor Guard and a final salute of a firing squad and play TAPS at funerals of all Putnam County Veterans. Junior high and high school graduations are another place where we and the Legion present the colors for the ceremonies. These are some of the things your local veteran organizations do just thought the community may want to know. Again, thank you all for your support. Michael Hooper Quarter Master, Granville VFW Post 8324

GRANVILLE — Phil Euler of Granville told of his successful entry in an American Legion contest at the August meeting of Post 180. Euler recently provided additional information describing how he took the photo, and how he entered many photo contests hoping to have his work recognized. “We were having our annual missions conference at our church in LaSalle in January. One of the missionaries was from Brazil and said he had never seen a bald eagle. I offered to take him to Starved Rock State Park to see some. “We were looking through field glasses at the eagles sitting in the trees on the island in the river. As I was looking through my field glasses, I saw one beginning to unfold his wings. I grabbed the camera and got ready. The eagle flew right over our heads, and when I snapped the shutter, he was looking right at us. Needless to say, I was extremely pleased with the way the photo turned out. I could wait at Starved Rock every winter for the next 10 years and not be able to duplicate that shot. “I had submitted the one of the eagle to seven

different contests and had not even gotten an honorable mention with it. One of the contests was at a fair, and I asked one of the individuals in charge what they were looking for in a photo. They couldn’t answer the question. I told them that should be part of the entry. As a result, I had decided not to waste any more time or money on photo con-

tests. Well, the American Legion contest came up on my computer, and I decided to give it one more shot. So, all I know on that is that it took first place in the third division. The prize was $100. The letter with the check said that it would not be one of the calendar photos.” The Legionnaires applauded his success during the meeting.

Members of the Granville post are reminded the September meeting will begin with a hamburger cookout at 6 p.m. The regular business meeting will take place at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend and to make plans for the annual pancake and sausage breakfast to be held in October.

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