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Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during the Whiteside County Republicans’ annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday at Deer Valley Golf Club in Deer Grove. Rauner said he wants to have Republicans take control of the state House, and remove Michael Madigan as speaker. Rauner is being contested by Jeanne Ives in the Republican Party primary on Wednesday, March 20. This week’s edition features coverage of the Lincoln Day Dinner, as well as interviews with Democratic gubernatorial candidates J.B. Pritzker and Daniel Biss. Also, go to prairieadvocate.com for more candidate interviews. Vol. 80 No. 46 One Section - 24 Pages

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This photo, shared on Facebook by Wyatt Herrmann, shows the beginning of the implosion Friday morning of the old Savanna-Sabula bridge spanning the Mississippi River. The bridge was built in 1932, and was replaced with the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge, an $80.6 million project which took 2 years to complete and opened in November. That bridge is closed, probably until late May, because of recent safety issues on an attached causeway just east of Sabula, Iowa. Officials already were planning to replace the causeway, which was built in 1933, but hadn’t planned to tear down the current span until early April.

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has supported many nonprofit organizations, such as CASA, Riverview Center, Tyler’s Justice center, hospice, local food pantries, Pitter Patter Pantry, Rolling Hills Progress Center, and others, as well as establishing scholarships to Eastland High School and local 4-H groups. The club has two fundraisers each

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Governor makes stop at annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Deer Grove BY RACHEL RODGERS Sauk Valley Media rrodgers@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 DEER GROVE – Gov. Bruce Rauner made a brief stop Friday at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, emphasizing his re-election goals and a pledge he wants all legislators to support. Rauner addressed area Republicans with a speech remarkably similar to one he made last month at the Reagan Day Dinner in Dixon, explaining why he ran the first time around, continuing the war of words against Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker and longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan, as well as recounting the time when a crying elderly woman in a grocery told him he was the state’s last hope. His list of goals were to roll back the income tax hike to 3 percent in the next few years, reduce unfunded mandates to local governments with the hope of lowering property taxes, and cut business regulations. Rauner said he’s also calling on every legislator to commit to a pledge saying that they will vote to put term limits on the ballot, and that they will vote for anyone else besides Madigan for House Speaker – and for those who won’t sign, he’ll hold it as leverage against them. He also vowed that Illinois would never become an immigration sanctuary state under his watch as governor, and his prime focus is to turn nine Democrat-held House seats into Republican districts following the November election. “I’m all in; I want Republicans to

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LEFT: State Sen. Tim Bivins (left) and state Rep. Brian Stewart shake hands before Stewart speaks to the crowd at Deer Valley Golf Club. Stewart is running to replace Bivins, who is not seeking re-election in the 45th District. RIGHT: Rich Morthland, R-Cordova, speaks during the Whiteside County Republicans’ Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday. Morthland, a former state representative, is running for lieutenant governor with gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives. be the majority party in the state of Illinois. That’s 100 percent my focus every day,” he said. Lieutenant governor candidate Rich Morthland, a former 71st District state representative who’s running to unseat Rauner with State Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, said the people of Illinois need a more worthy Republican to head the state. “He has not governed as a Republican,” Morthland said. The packed event, hosted by the Whiteside County Republicans at the Deer Valley Golf Club, drew a variety of local and state candidates as well as current legislators and Republican leaders across the Sauk Valley. Republican Attorney General candidate Erika Harold, a Harvard graduate, attorney at the Meyer Capel law firm in Champaign, and the 2003 Miss America winner, was the keynote speaker. Other featured candidates includ-

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Changes made to Carroll fair classes PRAIRIE ADVOCATE STAFF MILLEDGEVILLE – Multiple departments at the Carroll County Fair will have new eligible items and other changes this year at the fair from Aug. 7 to 11. Changes in textiles are: • New sizes have been set for baby quilts. They should be no larger than 52 by 52 inches. Items exhibited in the Quilts category should be 52 by 68 inches or larger. • Items added under “Miscellaneous Handmade Articles” are fabric covered boxes, any item suitable for a wedding, pin cushion, and fabric banner • Items added under “Other Quilted Items” are any project using English paper piecing, foundation piecing, or yo-yos. Under fine arts, changes are: • Under “Original Design,” the following have been added – exhibit now reads “Charcoal or HIFI grays,” print making, and mixed media. • Under “Miscellaneous,” color

book art has been added. • Any handformed greenware or purchased greenware have been added under “Ceramics.” • Under “Holiday Haven,” any Cricut project or Christmas wall hangings have been added. • Under “Crafts made by Exhibitor,” added items are decorated wine glasses, decorated Mason jars, homemade soap, homemade candles, any item suitable for a wedding, any Cricut project, any project using vinyl, and any project using pallet wood. In Junior Textiles and Fine Arts: • Any baby item has been added under “Fancy Work.” • Backpacks have been added under “Machine Work.” • Items added under “Fine Arts and Crafts” include charcoal or HIFI grays, mixed media, print making, purchased greenware or handformed greenware, decorated Mason jars, painted rocks (two), decorated picture frames, shoe box robots, decorated boxes, and any crafts using flowerpots, craft sticks, or duct tape.

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CHADWICK – Kenneth William Rahn, 81, of Chadwick, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Carroll County Good Samaritan in Mount Carroll. Kenny was born Aug. 12, 1936, the son of Orval and Helen (Schleuning) Rahn, on the family farm in rural Chadwick. He attended Daggett Country School and later graduated from Chadwick High School with the class of 1955. Kenny proudly served his country in the late 1950s, after being drafted by the Army. He married the love of his life,Joan Marie Houzenga on Aug. 11, 1961, at Spring Valley Reformed Church in Fulton. Joan died on May 5, 2012, at her home.  Kenny farmed his entire life, starting on the family farm. After Kenny and Joan were married, they farmed south of the family farm on Black Oak Road. In 1968, Kenny and Joan moved back to the family farm and bought it in 1983. Kenny was a steward of the land and proud of their Centennial Family Farm. Kenny was a longtime member of Hope United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and helped with Sunday school In more recent years, Kenny attended Chadwick Evangelical Free Church. Kenny also served on the Salem Township Board. In his free time, Kenny enjoyed bowling and watching the Chicago Cubs. Kenny always made time to attend the sporting events of his children and grandchildren. Most of all, Kenny treasured his community, and spending time with his

family and friends. Kenny will be dearly missed by his daughter, Deb (Duane) Herin of Chadwick; three sons, Bill (Connie) Rahn of Schaumburg, Brian (Amanda) Rahn of Chadwick, and Kevin (Vicki) Rahn of Genoa; 10 grandchildren, Andrea, Brianna, Zachary and Hope Herin, Josh, Abbie and Faith Rahn, Alison and Kaitlin Rahn, and Daylen Rahn; and three sisters, Joyce (Jack) Janssen of Chadwick, Janice Law of Mount Carroll, and Kathryn Knutti of Mount Morris. Kenny also was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Shirley Rahn. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Chadwick Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in Kenny’s memory Visit lawjonesfuneralhome.com to send condolences.  

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Pritzker: Infrastructure, bipartisanship are priorities Democratic hopeful visits Shaw Media newspaper BY ED KOMENDA Shaw Media ekomenda@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – J.B. Pritzker remembers the days not long ago in Illinois’ history when Democrats worked together with Republicans to get things done. In a 45-minute interview with the Northwest Herald’s editorial board Friday, the 53-year-old Democratic candidate for governor spoke about property taxes, McHenry County infrastructure and how he’d work with politicians across the aisle in Springfield. “I really do want to work with Republicans,” Pritzker said. “I remember the past in Illinois when Republicans and Democrats actually worked together to get things done, and it’s been too long since that’s been done. ... Listening to Republicans is very important. Good ideas can come from anywhere.” Like the Prairie Advocate, The Northwest Herald is a Shaw Media newspaper. Pritzker’s property tax plan would help in places such as McHenry County, where residents and businesses have fled to places such as Wisconsin to avoid crushing tax bills on homes that are anything but palatial. “I’m well aware that in McHenry County you have some of the highest property taxes in the country, not just in the state of Illinois,” Pritzker said. The candidate’s solution, he said, is to change the way the state funds education. “That really is putting a lot of pressure on property taxes everywhere, not just in McHenry County,” Pritz-

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J.B. Pritzker meets with the Shaw Media editorial board at the Northwest Herald on Friday in Crystal Lake. ker said. “We have to change the flat tax system – the regressive system that we’ve got in the state of Illinois of income taxes to a progressive income tax system, but simultaneously, we’ve got to lower local property taxes. I think this collectively will allow us to reduce the burden on middle class families and those striving to get to the middle class and also increase the amount of funding that we get for K-12 education.” An heir to the Hyatt hotels fortune, Pritzker recently was ranked by Forbes magazine as the third-wealthiest person in Illinois, with an estimated net worth of about $3.4 billion. That easily makes him the wealthiest person running, although Rauner – a multimillionaire who put $50 million into his campaign fund late last year – also

has received millions in campaign contributions from Illinois’ richest person, businessman Ken Griffin. Pritzker talked Friday about the importance of growing jobs and supporting the small-business community, where most jobs come from, he said. The candidate also commented

on much-needed improvements to McHenry County’s existing infrastructure. “You all have some major infrastructure projects that have been halted, they’ve been proposed, there’s some money that’s gone in, but not enough,” Pritzker said. “We need infrastructure. This is the supply chain hub of the nation – Illinois – and you have the ability here in McHenry County to be a job creator in the supply chain if we do the right things around infrastructure.” Pritzker pinpointed particular projects, including the widening of Route 47 from two lanes to four lanes and the proposed interchange at Route 23 and Interstate 90. Pritzker – whose full name is Jay Robert – is the founder of Pritzker Group, a venture capital firm that heavily focuses on the technology sector. He also founded 1871, a Chicago hub for tech startups. He previously served as chairman of the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and he is a vocal advocate for early childhood education, a cause to which he and his wife have donated significant amounts of money. His sister, Penny Pritzker, served as Commerce Secretary under former President Barack Obama. The primary election is March 20.

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2018 ELECTION: GOVERNOR

Candidate says he wants to change a system run by wealthy for wealthy BY ED KOMENDA Shaw Media ekomenda@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – Illinois needs a middle-class governor – someone who understands what it’s like to struggle day-to-day in the only state without a budget, living paycheck to paycheck. That’s the message of Democratic candidate Daniel Biss, a former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year. The 40-year-old Evanston legislator met with the Northwest Herald editorial board for more than 40 minutes Friday to talk about property taxes, consolidation and the need for a state leader that isn’t a billionaire. Like the Prairie Advocate, the Northwest Herald is a Shaw Media newspaper. “We have a system that has been run by the very wealthy for the very

wealthy,� Biss said, “or people who are born with access to money or connections wind up doing better and better and the rest of us struggle more and more.� Biss has gained support in recent weeks campaigning as a progressive who’s something the other top candidates are not: part of the middle class. In TV ads filmed in his family’s modest home, he talks about sending his kids to public school and living on a budget. In another ad, he links wealthy Democratic rivals J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy to two Republicans, Gov. Bruce Rauner and President Donald Trump, calling them all “rich guys� who’ve avoided taxes. “Our property taxes in Illinois are insane,� Biss said, offering two solutions. “You have to lower aggregate property tax burden significantly,� Biss said. “And number two: you have to fix the way in which property taxes are assessed.� The state can lower the aggregate property tax burden by fixing the school funding system in Illinois, Biss said.

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Here are the candidates in contested primaries who will be on the ballots Tuesday, March 20, in Carroll County: • Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Republicans: Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Jeanne Ives and Richard Morthland • Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Democrats: J.B. Pritzker and Juliana Stratton; Chris Kennedy and Ra Joy; Daniel Biss and Litesa E. Wallace; Bob Daiber and Jonathan W. Todd; Tio Hardiman and Patricia Avery; Robert Marshall and Dennis Cole • Attorney General, Republicans: Erika Harold, Gary Grasso • Attorney General, Democrats: Pat Quinn, Renato Mariotti, Scott Drury, Nancy Rotering, Kwame Raoul, Jesse Ruiz, Sharon Farley, Aaron Goldstein • State Representative, 89th District, Republicans: Steven R. Fricke, Andrew S. Chesney • State Central Committeewoman, 17th Congressional District, Democrats: Kate Jennings, Jody Coss • State Central Committeeman, 17th Congressional District Democrats: Edward Klein, Don Johnston • Referendum, West Carroll School District: Proposition to increase the maximum annual tax rate for educational purposes

Uncontested races on Tuesday’s primary ballots in Carroll County Here are candidates who are running unopposed in primaries on the ballots Tuesday in Carroll County: • Secretary of State: Jason Helland (Republican), Jesse White (Democrat) • Comptroller: Darlene Senger (Republican), Susana A. Mendoza (Democrat) • Treasurer: Jim Dodge (Republican), Michael W. Frerichs (Democrat) • U.S. Congress, 17th District: William W. “Bill” Fawell (Republican), Cheri Bustos (Democrat) • State Senate, 36th District: Neil Anderson (Republican), Gregg Johnson (Democrat) • State Senate, 45th District: Brian W. Stewart (Republican), David Simpson (Democrat) • State House, 71st District: Tony M. McCombie (Republican), Joan Padilla (Democrat) • State House, 89th District: Nicholas P. Hyde (Democrat) • County Clerk and Recorder: Brian Woessner (Republican) • County Treasurer: Diane L. Powers (Republican) • County Sheriff: C. Jeffrey Doran (Democrat) • County Board, District 1: Michael Yuswak (Republican), John F. Gloor (Democrat) • County Board, District 2: Gary P. Imel (Democrat) • Regional Superintendent of Schools: Aaron Mercier (Republican)

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“Our school funding system is more reliant on property tax than any other state in the union,” Biss said. “If we had a normal school-funding system where the state did its part, we would allow our school districts to have far lower property taxes.” Consolidation of local governments would also lower property taxes, Biss said. The legislator pointed to Evanston Township, which shares its exact boundaries with the city of Evanston. Legislators allowed voters to hold a referendum to eliminate it, which they did in 2014. It was only the third time in state history, and the first time in 82 years, that voters eliminated a township. Several recent polls have shown Biss surpassing Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, and gaining ground on Pritzker. The billionaire heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune and perceived front-runner has the support of many Democratic leaders in the March 20 primary – partly because he has the money to take on Rauner. “It’s time for a middle-class governor. I think it’s time for someone who actually understands the challenges faced by – not 20 or 50 – but 80 or more percent of Illinois families. Someone who sat with their spouse and struggled through the question of, ‘Wait a second, how are we going to make sure our kid has access to health care?’” Biss said. “Someone who pays more than 10 percent of their income in property tax. Someone who’s got a 9-yearold and a 7-year-old and says, ‘Uh oh, a decade from now we might have a college student. How in God’s name are we going to afford that?’” Three other candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination: educator Bob Daiber, activist Tio Hardiman and physician Robert Marshall. Rauner faces state Rep. Jeanne Ives in the GOP primary on March 20.

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CEO class students put on ‘Taste of Sauk Valley’ BY GAVIN T. JENSEN Sauk Valley Media gjensen@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5523 DIXON – Aspiring entrepreneurs put their skills to the test Thursday with managing their first event to showcase area eateries and give people a taste of the Sauk Valley. The Whiteside Area Career Center’s Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities class had a fundraiser at St. Patrick Church in Dixon bringing a dozen restaurants together. The “Taste of Sauk Valley� event isn’t a new idea, but this year’s student-driven class was the first to see the project through. One of the challenges was to schedule all the restaurants together in one place. “We talked to about 40 different restaurants before settling on these 12,� said Kallie Timmons, a Prophetstown High School senior and one of the project managers. “Getting people to commit to and send

help elsewhere when they are needed in the restaurant was a big obstacle.� Rhett Roethe from 3-Headed Monster BBQ made the trip from Shannon to share his boneless pork rib bites and smoked brisket sliders, and he was impressed with the students’ efforts. “The kids worked hard organizing the event and were extremely helpful.� he said. Businesses were represented from throughout the region, including ZBest West from 50 miles away in Annawan. “This is great exposure to hopefully get more people from around the Sauk Valley area to come down to Annawan,� employee Eran Salzman said. But there was more than good eats at Thursday’s event. There also were good tunes. Prophetstown native Steve Morris and his 15-year-old son Timothy played music during the first half hour.

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To the editor, To the Stakeholders of the West Carroll School District, I encourage you to exercise your constitutional right with an informed decision when you vote on March 20, 2018. • In the past 20 months, the West Carroll School District has refinanced $10.3 million worth of outstanding bonds, a measure that will save local taxpayers $2.1 million over the next 10 years. • The bond and interest portion of your taxes will go down roughly $.25 next year as a result and down further in future years. • The West Carroll School District is asking for a $.50 rate increase for the Ed Fund. Because of the previously mentioned refinancing, the overall tax rate will go up roughly $.25 in the first year, but down in future years. This issue is about local control. West Carroll cannot continue to operate without adequate funding from our three sources of revenue. We cannot control the funding we receive from the federal government. We cannot control the money we receive from the state of Illinois. We can control the amount of

money we receive locally. Please cast your vote. But before you do, visit our website www. wc314.org, any of our school Facebook pages, or contact me for additional information that will help you make an informed decision on March 20, 2018 on the ballot.

Dr. Adam Brumbaugh. Superintendent, West Carroll School District

Vote Kennedy for governor To the editor, I will be voting for Chris Kennedy for governor of Illinois. The Kennedy family has a long history of standing up for all of the people. The Kennedy family has sacrificed many times for the people of this country. Chris Kennedy’s father, Robert Kennedy, and his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, gave their lives serving this country. Chris Kennedy has served well in his past endeavors, and I am confident he will do the same as our governor. Chris Kennedy came to Carroll County. That means something. I will vote for Chris Kennedy for governor, and I would like for you to do the same.

Gerald L. Bork, Mount Carroll

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FFA members advance to districts, state competitions 12 AEastland group of 13 Eastland High School FFA members competed Feb. 19 in 17 proficiency categories at the Section 1 FFA Proficiency Awards, at Pearl City High School. Pictured are (front row, from left) Elizabeth Kloepping, agriculture sales and small animal production; Emily Denekas, home and community development; Leah Kuper, specialty animal production; Bradly Johnson, beef placement; Isabel Willhite, equine placement; and Delana Erbsen; and (back row) Payton Erbsen, diversified crop production and forage production; Taylor Metz, turf grass; Nathan Erbsen, dairy production placement and fiber and oil crop production; Justin Kalina, swine placement; Bryson Sturtevant, swine production entrepreneur; Austin Miller, beef production entrepreneur; and Connor Erbsen, dairy production entrepreneur and grain production. Not pictured is Alex York, who took part in outdoor recreation. Photos submitted by Cynthia Feltmeyer.

Of the students who competed at the Section 1 awards, 10 advanced to the district competition March 7 at Geneseo High School. District participants are (seated, from left) Taylor Metz, Elizabeth Kloepping, Emily Denekas, Leah Kuper, and Delana Erbsen; and (standing) Payton Erbsen, Justin Kalina, Bradly Johnson, Connor Erbsen, and Nathan Erbsen. Payton Erbsen, Bradly Johnson, and Emily Denekas advanced to the state contest, scheduled for March 24 at the University of Illinois – Champaign.

Eastland FFA members also competed Feb. 26 in the Section 1 FFA Veterinary Science and Food Science Career Development Events. The food science team placed fourth. Pictured are (from left) Emily Denekas, sixth high overall; Alyssa Miller, 10th high individual; Ben Woessner; and John Morgan. Team members had to work on a team problem for creation of food product, identify real similarities in food samples, answer customer complaint issues, identify common food aroma and take a test over the food service industry.

The Eastland veterinary science team took first place at the Feb. 26 competition. Pictured are (from left) Austin Miller; Hannah Woessner; Angelica Acosta, seventh high individual; Elizabeth Kloepping, second high individual; and Connor Erbsen, high individual overall. Team members had to take two veterinary practical sections of filling syringes and calculating dosage, identify breeds, equipment and parasites, and take a test on common veterinary medicine information.

A group of eight Eastland FFA chapter members interviewed Feb. 8 for their State FFA degrees at Highland Community College in Freeport. Interviewees are Justin Kalina, Bradly Johnson, Connor Erbsen, Leah Kuper, Elizabeth Kloepping, Ben Woessner, Hannah Woessner and Taylor Metz. Also receiving Star Awards are (from left) Johnson, Star in Agriculture Placement; and Erbsen, Star Farmer. Not pictured is Delana Erbsen, the Section 1 Star Discovery member. Johnson, Connor Erbsen, and Delana Erbsen advanced to the district interviews March 7 in Geneseo, and Connor Erbsen was picked as District 1 Star Farmer. He will compete March 24 at state, at the University of Illinois – Champaign. Star Awards are the highest award an FFA section can give its members.


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3-D models, card making, more available through Highland PRAIRIE ADVOCATE STAFF FREEPORT – Registration is open for Lifelong Learning courses from Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road. Courses, by time, date, place, registration deadline, description, and cost, are: • 3D Printing, 1-3 p.m. March 21, Apple Canyon Lake Property Owners’ Club, 157 Canyon Club Drive, Apple River; today; information on 3D printers in action, programming to create objects, types of printers, and their use; $25 • Card Making A, 6-8:30 p.m. March 21, April 4 and 18, and May 2, Room F-062, Building F, Highland; today; creating greeting cards and paper projects, for beginning or experienced crafter; $30, with additional $25 materials fee paid the first night for all materials for the 4 weeks

• Keeping Your Computer Clean and Healthy, 3-5 p.m. March 21, Apple Canyon Lake Property Owners’ Club, Apple River; today; how to keep computers and devices germfree; $25 • Intro to Mig Welding, 5:30-8 p.m. March 22, Room T-219, Building T, Highland; Thursday; information on Mig welding with hands-on participation; wear long sleeves and pants, closed-toe shoes, and no loose clothing; eye protection provided, $35 • U.S. History and Today, 6-9 p.m. March 22, Room H-210, Building H, Highland, or 1 to 4 p.m. March 22, Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, 206 E. Stephenson St., Freeport; Thursday; fact-based, non-partisan seminar on last 100 years of American history, with question and answer period and discussion; go to timcomm.com for more infor-

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prevention and intervention, state and local statues and DUI, and more; Monday; $40 • Mexican Cuisine, 5-8 p.m. March 26, St. John United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport; recipes from Mexico, bring containers to take food home in; $45. • Card Making C, 9:30 a.m.-noon, March 30, April 13 and 37 and May 11, Room F-062, Building F, Highland; March 23; creating greeting cards and paper projects, for beginning or experienced crafter; $30, with additional $25 materials fee paid the first night for all materials for the 4 weeks Go to highland.edu/lifelong or call 815-599-3414 to register or for the complete Lifelong Learning schedule. Call 815-599-3403 for more information on Lifelong Learning and the latest in new course offerings.

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West Carroll High School Student Council members organized a blood drive on March 5, with more than 180 appointments and 148 pints of blood collected. LEFT: Pictured is Jenna Magill, one of the new first-time donors. A total of 31 new donors gave blood, with 17 power reds also donated. RIGHT: Students, among them (in no particular order) Dalton Coyer and Cody Scheider, wait to donate. This year, West Carroll schools have collected 306 pints of blood, and will receive $3,000 in scholarship money from the Red Cross. Photos submitted by Dan Hartman.


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Teen Teachers receive training in how to be a positive role model for younger children, and can pick from various topics to teach. Youth unable to attend these sessions can contact Kathy Book. Reservations for all sessions are due by March 12; email Book at kbook@illinois. edu or call her at 815-857-3525 to sign up or for more information.

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Cancer discussion at FHN site

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FREEPORT – A free talk on causes of and risk factors for colon cancer will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive. Dr. Arshad Shaikh, a medical oncologist with FHN Memorial Hospital, will discuss preventative measures to help reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancers, and FHN’s diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Refreshments, information, and recipes will be provided. Registration is requested; go to fhn. org/cancer or call 877-600-0346, ext. 901 to sign up.

MORRISON – First Presbyterian Church of Morrison will offer a free St. Patrick’s Day community meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 100 E. Lincolnway. Corned beef with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread, beverages, and desserts will be provided. The church is accessible to wheelchairs. Call 815-772-3510 or search on Facebook for “firstpresmorrison” for more information.

Youth job information at workshop in Elizabeth ELIZABETH – BEST, Inc., and the JoDaviess-Carroll Career and Technical Education Academy will offer their second youth summer job fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the academy, 950 U.S. Highway 20. All area youth and hiring employers can attend, with employers hiring for part-time and full-time positions. Youth should bring their resume and be ready to interview on the spot. Manufacturing, hospitality, culinary, retail, health care, food service, and a golf course will be represented. Go to best-inc.org for a full list of companies attending.

Teen teaching program for 4-H DIXON – 4-H Teen Teacher training, for teens who want to teach younger children, will be from 2:20 to 4:20 p.m. March 14, and March 19-21 at Dixon High School, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive.

The basement is accessible to wheelchairs. Carry-outs will be available. Cost is by donation, with proceeds going to Mission Outreach.

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Tryouts open for Highland summer theater production FREEPORT – Auditions will be at 10 a.m. for Highland Community College’s Summerset Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Tryouts are open to men, women, and children 5 years and older in the college’s Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Road. This year’s productions will be at 7:30 p.m. June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, and at 2 p.m. July 1 at the center. Highland students and community members are wanted. Go to highland.edu to purchase tickets early. Email Laura Early at laura.early@ highland.edu for more information.

HANOVER – Hanover Chamber of Commerce’s annual St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hanover VFW, 102 Fillmore St. Adults can dine for $14, while children can eat for $6. Carry-outs will be available. Proceeds will benefit a new pavilion to be built at the Wapello Heritage Site. Email the chamber at hanoverilchamber@gmail.com or call them at 815-2753045 for more information.

ELIZABETH – The 18th annual JoDaviess County Health Summit, themed “Wholistic Wellness,” will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Elizabeth Municipal Building, 310 N. West St. Admission is free, with exhibits open at 8 a.m. Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois, First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth and Jo Daviess County Senior Resource Center are organizing the program. Free blood pressure checks and demonstrations will be available, and door prizes can be won. Blood screens by Midwset Medical Center Lab Department, by type and cost, include: • Blood cholesterol, $20 • Blood chemistry, $15 • Complete blood count, $7 • Prostate specific antigen, $25 • Thyroid=stimulating hormone, $25 • hA1C, $25 Results can be given to doctors for records. Orange juice and muffins will be provided to test participants. Email volhospice@mediacombb.net or call 815-947-3260 to become an exhibitor or for more information.

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LANARK – Friends of the Lanark Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lanark Municipal Building, 111 S. Broad St. New members are welcome.

LANARK – Transformers Team, United for Change will present a Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city’s downtown. A dozen vendors will offer Easter and Mother’s Day gifts and other items at the Heritage Center, 106 S. Broad St. Story and craft sessions for children will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. at Lanark Public Library, 111 S. Broad St. Free books and magazines will be available in the city hall lobby, 111 S. Broad St. A.

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Soup, more at Baileyville church BAILEYVILLE – Baileyville Reformed Church’s annual soup supper will be at 5 p.m. at the church, 400 W. Center St. The menu includes chili, vegetable beef soup, chicken noodle soup, ham and cheese sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, homemade pies and other desserts, and drinks.

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Health fair, Lyme disease information programs SAVANNA – A “March into Wellness” health fair will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Savanna Museum and Cultural Center, 406 Main St. CGH Medical Center in Sterling, FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Stephenson and Carroll County health departments, Arbonne, TOPS, River’s Edge Massage, local artisans, and others will have booths. Blood pressure checks will be provided, as will information on meditation practices, therapy, massage, healthy eating choices, and more. At 1 p.m., Mary Deja with McHenry County Conservation will discuss Lyme disease. She will talk about the illness’s severity and ways to avoid contracting it.

LANARK – Susan Greely with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois will speak during the 10 a.m. church service at Trinity Lutheran Church, 312 S. High St. In a news release, Marcia Clausen with the church wrote that LSSI is the state’s largest social service provider, serving more than 70,000 people statewide last year. Church members also will offer an all-ages bingo competition from 2 to 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.


SUNDAY PEARL CITY – St. John Lutheran Church will have a worship service for the fourth Sunday in Lent at 9 a.m. at the church, 229 S. First St.: The Chancel Choir will perform during the service. Sunday school and confirmation classes will meet at 10:15 a.m., as will the memorial and finance committee and the stewardship, outreach committee At 11 a.m., the SPLAT youth group will serve the March Grace Meals, with lasagna, tossed salad, a vegetable, roll, dessert, and a beverage. All are welcome for a meal and fellowship. • Midweek Lenten service at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and stations of the cross at noon Fridays during Lent. • Monday evening Bible study at 7 p.m. and Thursday morning Bible study at 9:30 a.m., members and non-members welcome. • The Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. March 29, with Good Friday at 7 p.m. March 30 and the Holy Saturday and Easter vigil service at 8 p.m. March 31. Email prshadmin@gmail.com or call 815-443-2215 in the mornings for more information.

TUESDAY Blood donors wanted in Morrison MORRISON – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morrison Institute of Technology, 701 Portland Ave. Go to redcrossblood. org or call 800-733-2767, or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App at redcrossblood.org/bloodapp to make an appointment.

Senior trivia players wanted STOCKTON – Senior Resource Center in Freeport will have a second Senior Brain Games practice session at 1 p.m. at Voliunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois, 105 S. Main St. Teams of players

Pre-diabetes presentation at FHN FREEPORT – FHN Memorial Hospital and Aramark will present “Small Steps, Big Rewards,” a free program on preventing or delaying diabetes, at 5 p.m. in the Globe Room, on the lower level of the hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson St. The program will focus on the importance of regular exercise and a healthy diet. Registration is required; call 877-6000346, ext. 970. Go to fhn.org for more information.

MARCH 21 Food documentary to show in Sterling STERLING – Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside farm bureaus will screen the documentary “Food Evolution” at Sterling Theater, 402 Locust St. The showing is free. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the film’s start at 6:30. The documentary takes a look at the science around genetically-modified food. A panel discussion will follow. Registration is required. The first 100 people to sign up will receive a $10 gift card for concessions. Call Lee County Farm Bureau at 815857-3531 to register or for more information.

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MARCH 22 Well-living series at library THOMSON – University of Illinois Extension will offer a Let’s Live Well series at 10:30 a.m. March 22, April 10, and May 17 at Thomson Public Libary, 1005 W. Main St. Extension Educator Karla Belzer will present the sessions. The first is “Someday is Today: Live Your Bucket List.” Stop at or call the library at 815-2592480 for advance registration or more information.

MARCH 24 Heritage arts program in Freeport FREEPORT – University of Illinois Extension and Home Community Education Associations in Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, and Stephenson counties will offer a Heritage Arts make and take workshop from 9 to 1:30 p.m. March 24 at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St. The cost is $20, including a keynote speaker presentation, two make and take craft sessions, and lunch. The cost is $20, due by March 9. Call the Extension office at 815-244-9444 for registration forms or more information.

Egg hunt at nursing home MOUNT CARROLL – Good Samaritan Society – Mount Carroll’s annual Easter egg hunt for children up to 9 years will be at 10 a.m. on the nursing home’s lawn, at 1006 N. Lowden Road. Participants should bring their own baskets. After the hunt, refreshments will be provided and prizes for the Easter coloring contest will be awarded. Call Adrienne Johnson at 815-2447715 for more information.

Sign up for veterans dinner GALENA – Reservations are wanted for the fourth annual Welcome Home Dinner for veterans, organized by Vietnam Veterans Chapter 928 of Northwest Illinois. The meal will be at the Desoto House Hotel, 230 S. Main St. A reception wiill start at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7. The guest speaker is Chief Warrant Office Elizabeth McCormick, Blackhawk helicopter pilot and recipient of the Congressional Veteran Commendation. The cost is $25 per person. Email VVA928@gmail.com or call 563-5802098 to sign up.

MARCH 25 ‘Messiah’ performance at St. Peter Lutheran Church MORRISON – The Morrison Ecumenical Chorus will perform the Lent and Easter portions of Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 601 N. Jackson St. The chorus includes singers from Morrison and surrounding communities, directed by Kathy Janicek, choir director at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison. Christine Holmer of Clinton, Iowa, will be the accompanist. Soloists are Connie Swanson-DeSpain, soprano, and Eric Phend and Luke VanderBleek, tenors, all of Morrison; Laurie Wilkins, mezzo-soprano of Mount Carroll; Mark Kapusinski, bass, of Fulton; and Ben Logan, trumpet, of Fulton.

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Comets finish third with consolation win BY TY REYNOLDS Sauk Valley Media treynolds@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5554 PEORIA – After a frustrating loss in Friday’s Class 1A boys basketball state semifinals, the Newman Comets bounced back nicely in Saturday’s third-place game. The Comets crashed the boards, played with intensity and urgency, and sped up the tempo more to their liking in a 65-50 win over Goreville. “For sure, we wanted to come out and play our game like we’re used to,” senior forward Travis Williams said. “Especially after the loss, we couldn’t get our minds off of it the whole rest of the day [Friday]. We knew that only two teams Class 1A end with a win, and we wanted one of those to be us. That really drove us as well.” Williams and classmates Gehrig Koerner and Cade Gorzny set the tone early on. Williams banked in a 3-pointer for a 5-0 lead 1:40 into the game, then Koerner hit back-to-back 3s from the same spot in the left corner as part of a 13-2 run for a lead the Comets (29-5) would never relinquish. Williams capped the surge with another 3 from the right wing, and added a pair of free throws for an 18-6 lead with 9.9 seconds left in the first quarter. “We just tried to run more, just fast break and play our up-tempo game,” Gorzny said. “We’re better at a fast pace than slowing it down, so we just tried to get the ball up court. Gehrig and Travis hit a couple 3s, so that really helped us out.” Gorzny opened the second quarter with a 3 to make it 21-8, and Newman led by double digits for all but 1 minute of the rest of the game. Up 23-12 less than 2 minutes into the second period, the Comets used another surge to take complete control. Devon House hit from inside, Gorzny nailed another 3, and House and Williams scored again in the paint – Williams twice – for an 11-4 run to take a 34-16 lead with 2:35 left in the first half. “We had the advantage inside, and we just kept working hard, pounding it in there,” said Williams, one of two Comets with a double-double. “When our inside game’s working, that opens up our outside shooters – and that worked both ways for us.” A flurry of fouls in the third quarter – Newman was whistled for

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Newman’s Travis Williams (30) hits a deep 3-pointer to beat the halftime buzzer over Goreville’s Landon Albright during the Class 1A boys basketball state tournament third-place game Saturday at Carver Arena in Peoria. The Comets won 65-50.

Newman’s Devon House puts up a shot in the paint against Goreville during the first half. RIGHT: Williams (30) drives to the hoop and is fouled by Goreville’s Braden Webb. nine and Goreville (23-13) for just two – made things interesting, but only briefly. After six straight free throws for the Blackcats brought them within 47-40,

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SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS BASEBALL SCHEDULE TODAY Milledgeville at Fulton, 4 p.m. Pecatonica/Durand at West Carroll, 4:30 p.m. Aquin at Lena-Winslow, 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY Milledgeville at Orangeville, 4 p.m. Eastland at Dakota, 4:30 p.m. Riverdale at West Carroll, 4:30 p.m. Jefferson at Pearl City, 4:30 p.m. FRIDAY Sterling at Jacksonville Tournament, TBA SATURDAY Eastland at Freeport, 10 a.m. Sterling at Jacksonville Tournament, TBA MONDAY Aquin at Eastland, 4 p.m. Hall at Newman, 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY Milledgeville at Amboy, 4 p.m.

West Carroll at Eastland, 4 p.m. Lena-Winslow at Pearl City, 4:30 p.m. Sandwich at Sterling, 4:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL SCHEDULE TODAY Milledgeville at Fulton, 4 p.m. Eastland at Dakota, 4:30 p.m. Pearl City vs. Forreston, 4:30 p.m. Rock Falls at West Carroll, 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY Milledgeville at Orangeville, 4 p.m. Riverdale at West Carroll, 4:30 p.m. Lena-Winslow at Freeport, 4:30 p.m. SATURDAY Eastland at Dakota, 11 a.m. Stillman Valley at Lena-Winslow, 11 a.m. MONDAY Aquin at Eastland, 4 p.m. Lena-Winslow at Boylan, 4:30 p.m. Hall at Newman, 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY Milledgeville at Amboy, 4 p.m.

West Carroll at Eastland, 4 p.m. Lena-Winslow at Pearl City, 4:30 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL Milledgeville, Newman players named to AP all-state team Newman sophomore center Devon House was named first-team all-state by the Associated Press. The Comets’ big man averaged 18.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Class 1A third-place finishers. Milledgeville’s Kyle Ottens was named second-team all-state. The senior guard averaged 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 4.5 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. Milledgeville’s Cade Schave was honorable mention. House, Ottens, and Newman’s Travis Williams were named to the Illinois Bas-

ketball Coaches Association Class 1A/2A all-state team. Ottens was a second-team selection, while House was a third-team pick. Williams, a senior, was named to the special mention squad. The three were among 119 players from 1A and 2A selected for the team.

Locals compete at State Three-point Showdown Brett Swalve of Eastland, Cody Sanderson of Fulton, and Jakob Foltz of West Carroll competed in the state finals of the Country Financial Three-point showdown Thursday at Carver Arena in Peoria. Swalve hit nine out of 15 shots in the Class 1A competition, but fell one shot shy of advancing to the final round. Sanderson hit nine shots and Foltz hit six in the 2A competition, but both failed to advance.

• NEWMAN Continued from Page 17 Gorzny popped a 3 off a turnover and Jake Terveer added a putback – both in the last 46 seconds of the quarter – to make it 52-40 Comets heading into the final 8 minutes. “I thought we had good urgency, played with a lot more energy and intensity, and our focus was really good,” Comets coach Ray Sharp said. “That set the tone for us for the rest of the game, and I thought our kids did a nice job of recognizing whatever they did defensively and executing what we wanted on offense. Newman shot 40 percent from the field (24-for-60, including 9-for-27 from 3-point range) while limiting Goreville to 30 percent (15-for-50, including 2-for-16 from long range), and outrebounded the Blackcats 48-32 – including 18-8 on the offensive glass. Williams closed his career with game highs of 20 points, 13 rebounds and two steals, and House added a double-double of his own with 11 points and 10 rebounds while playing most of the second half in foul trouble. Gorzny had 15 points and seven rebounds, Koerner scored eight points, and Terveer chipped in seven points and five boards. Brycen Bartel dished five assists. “All postseason, you never know when your last game might be,” Williams said. “We were blessed to know it was our last game, and we just wanted to leave it all the floor, play as hard as we could for as long as we could, and shoot the ball and defend better. Luckily, that happened.” The Comets tied the single-season record for wins with 29, and closed the season with 12 wins in their last 13 games.

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Newman’s Cade Gorzny (middle) is doubled-teamed by a pair of Goreville defenders during the Class 1A boys basketball state tournament third-place game Saturday at Carver Arena in Peoria. The Comets won 65-50. Gorzny led all scorers with 15 points, and added 7 rebounds.


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Annawan slows title pursuit by Newman in semifinal, 59-44 BY BRIAN WEIDMAN Sauk Valley Media bweidman@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5551 PEORIA – Newman entered a Brave new world at the Class 1A Boys Basketball State Tournament on Friday, and it did not go well. The Annawan Braves used a suffocating defense to hold the Comets to a season-low in points on their way to a 59-44 victory at Carver Arena in Peoria. The Comets, making their debut at the boys basketball state tournament, shot 34.1 percent (14-for-41) from the field and never got on track against an Annawan team that was equally effective defending on the perimeter and in the paint. Newman’s previous low-point total this season had been 46, in a sectional final win against East Dubuque. “They were just ball-hawking the whole game,” Newman senior guard Cade Gorzny said. “They had good help defense, especially on me, Devon [House] and Travis [Williams]. It was hard to get shots up.” “They are a great defensive team,” Newman coach Ray Sharp added. “We knew that, and we had heard that often from everybody that had seen them. They won the supersectional 39-32, and you could tell by their scores and what they hold other teams to how good they are defensively. They did a great job.” The two main cogs in the Annawan D were senior guard Brendon Shaw and senior forward Ben Buresh. The 5-foot-10 Shaw shadowed Newman point guard Gorzny and limited him to six points on 2-for8 shooting, including 1-for-5 from 3-point range. Gorzny had scored 18 points with five 3s in a DeKalb Supersectional win against Providence-St. Mel on Tuesday. Buresh, a stout 6-3, 190-pounder, made life miserable for any Comet that ventured inside. He finished with five blocked shots, including three on Newman’s first three possessions of the second half, setting a tone that a Newman comeback from a 26-18 halftime deficit would be difficult. “It was tough in there,” Buresh said, “but I had a lot of encouraging teammates that I could rely on; if I got beat, they would step up and help me.”

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Newman’s Connor McBride (left) and Annawan’s Owen Landwehr scramble for a loose ball during the third quarter Friday during their Class 1A boys basketball state semifinal at Carver Arena inside the Peoria Civic Center. The Braves beat the Comets 59-44, sending Newman into the third-place game Saturday morning against Goreville. Newman big man House did have some decent numbers (7-for-13 for 15 points, including a 3), but was unable to take over a game in which the Comets’ outside game (3-for-17 from long distance) was ineffective. “Ben in the middle, he was blocking my shots, so I had to do a lot of ball fakes,” House said. “After that, they had double-teams and triple-teams coming at me, and I’d have to pass it out. Their guards were scrappy. They made it tough on everybody.” Annawan’s biggest lead of the second half was 16 points (51-35) after Dante Weathersby dropped in a pair of free throws with 3:30 left in the fourth quarter, but Newman did put up a fight down the stretch. Annawan shot a sizzling 62.1 percent (18-for-29) from the field. The Braves rarely fired away from

3-point range, where they were 2-for6, instead picking apart the Newman D with drives for layups and open jumpers. Senior guard Owen Landwehr was 5-for-5 from the field and 8-for11 from the line for a game-high 19 points. Shaw finished with 12 points, and Buresh recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. “We executed really well,” said Annawan coach Alex Coppejans, a star on the Braves team that placed fourth at state in 2009. “I thought we got great looks around the rim, and that was really the goal for us. We wanted to get some easy ones. I know we shot a high percentage, and that’s not rare for us when we take a low number of shots. We were just really efficient on the offensive end.”

Newman’s Jake Terveer (13) guards Annawan’s Ben Buresh during the second quarter of Friday’s Class 1A boys basketball state semifinal in Peoria.

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4-H NEWS Carroll 4-H member makes national quiz team LANARK – Payton Erbsen of Lanark is one of four members of Illinois’ National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team members who will compete in Louisville., Kentucky. Erbsen was picked Feb. 24 at the state 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl, at Embassy Suites and Conference Center in East Peoria. Other Clever Clovers 4-H Club members from Lanark who attended were Nikki Ebersole, Delana Erbsen, Nathan Erbsen,and Nevin Erbsen. The top junior team was from Stephenson County, with Lila Sloan of Davis, Ella and Owen Gunderson, both from Shannon, and Mathew

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SAT., MARCH 17 10:00 AM CHARLES & BETTY GUENZLER EST. 15106 IL RT. 78, MT. CARROLL, IL 3 miles N. of Mt. Carroll on Rt. 78 HOUSEHOLD: 18ft. Hotpoint refrig.; Hotpoint self-clean elec. stove; Singer sewing machine; dressers; air cond.; Westinghouse dehumidifier-newer; redwood folding picnic table; (2) sump pumps; ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: wicker fernery; 5leg. sq. oak table w/4 leaves; rd. table w/5 leaves; glass frt. cabinet; oak highboy; dressers; cedar chest; Philco turntable; quilts; comforters; collar box; hats; assorted chairs; washstand; baskets; fur coat; guitar; wicker rocker; Philco floor radio; trunks; buffet; white Hoosier cabinet; cream cans; tin wringer washer; saus. grinder; library table; books; upright piano; lap robe; oak post hall tree; Mt. Carroll graduation announcements; assorted paper goods TERMS: CASH OR CHECK MUST HAVE PHOTO ID TO REGISTER JIM CALHOUN, AUCTIONEER IL LIC.44000333 MT. CARROLL 815-244-9660

505

Class-A CDL Local Driver: Full-time and part-time positions available. Mechanical abilities a plus. Tanker endorsement required. No hazmat needed. Fill out an application at Chadwick Oil & Ag 725 N Main St. Chadwick. 815-684-5800

FT Position on Grain & Beef Farm, will operate modern equipment, drive semitruck, & perform general farm labor. Stockton, IL 815-266-1605

Help Wanted local farm needs PT with possible FT position. Must have class A CDL with tanker endorsment. Call 815-651-7738

EMPLOYMENT

505

NEW TODAY HELP WANTED: Local grain elevator seeking Class A CDL Drivers to haul grain locally. Contact Luis at 309-278-8980

PREMIER COOPERATIVE, CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, seeking qualified Chief Executive Officer. Full Service Co-op, Grain, Energy, 26 locations, $350 million sales. Qualifications: agricultural business management, financial, accounting and reporting experience in product areas preferred. Visit job: https://tinyurl.com/ y8pou29l David.Lemmon @chsinc.com 320219-0270.

EMPLOYMENT

505

MILLEDGEVILLE SCHOOL PART TIME SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT AIDE Milledgeville Elementary School Part Time Special Education Student Aide $11/hour to start April 2nd. Must have a paraprofessional certificate. Send letter of application, resume, & references by March 21, 2018: Tim Schurman, Superintendent ChadwickMilledgeville CUSD #399 15 School St. Chadwick, IL 61014 Phone 815684-5191, ext. 223

Great Garage Sales Call

625-3600

Hazelhurst Annual Spring Consignment Auction Saturday, April 7, 2018 Location - Midway between Polo, IL and Milledgeville, IL (17748 W. Milledgeville Rd, Polo 61064 - Mrs. Sherwood Shank Farm) at the corner of Milledgeville Road and Ogle (Brookville) Road. Ample off road parking, loading dock and boom tractors available to unload & load most anything. Machinery, tractor, vehicle and miscellaneous farm related listings for the sale should be called, faxed or emailed in by March 19 for the sale bill and proper advertising. Absolutely, no junk items, truck toppers, glass, household items, old tires, etc!!! [We reserve the right to reject.] Absolute up-to-date titles must accompany vehicles, trailers, boats, ATV’s, etc. Consignments may be brought to the auction site: March 29, 30, 31, April 2, 3, 4, 5 between the hours of 8 am & 6 pm (gates locked). Gates will be open on Friday, April 6 for viewing only (weather permitting). No items accepted April 6 or sale day! To list equipment, contact:

Lyle Hopkins (IL#440.000185) Polo, IL 815-946-2660 or 800-848-9519 Email - slpaspolo@gmail.com • Fax - 815-946-3745 815-225-7730 - Sale Sight (only during business hours) Lenny Bryson (IL#440.000158) Polo, IL • 815-946-4120

EMPLOYMENT

505

Rayovac is hiring. Come to our Job Fair: Saturday March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM 200 East Corporate Drive, Dixon. Apply on line at www.spectrum brands.com/ careers

AUCTIONS

615

2-Day Gun Auction Saturday & Sunday March 17th & 18th 9AM 900 Firearms; Ammo; Scopes; Reloading; Knives; Military. 2601 Lake Land Blvd. Mattoon, IL www.bauer auction.com

AREA GARAGE SALES 624

APPLIANCES

710

Reliable, LIKE NEW used appliances, cmsappliance.net (815)626-1003

BICYCLES

715

Sunseaker recumbent tryke, riden less than 50 miles, like new. 7 speed, 20 inch wheels. (815)772750$. 3863

PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday March 17 Estate of Doris Green

Auction starts at 10:00 AM Doors open at 9:00 AM @Tipton Auction House 3001 IL. Rt. 84

Antique, Collectible, Household, Christmas Brass Bed

For complete Listing and link to pictures go to: Auction Zip #3815 Tipton Auction Service.net Frank Tipton, Auctioneer ftipton@grics.net • 815-590-8206 Lunch by Dustys 815-259-5015 FFL LICENSED, Visa /M/C and Discover accepted

SUDOKU PUZZLE

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!


CLOTHING

730

FURNITURE

755

NEW TODAY 3 piece La-Z-Boy set. reclining Beige. $1700 OBO. 815-275-6154 Leave Messg.

HEALTH & FITNESS

761

A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living service. referral Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE. No obligation. CALL 844363-6919

761

OXYGEN - AnyAnywhere. time. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-209-8952

LAWN MOWERS

779

Grass mowing tractor, MTD, Hydraulic. 16 HP, 42” Very good cond! $375 309-525-3386

SNOWBLOWERS 782 John Deere 2 stage electric start 10hp, 31” cut, very good cond. $400 815-973-3223

WANT TO BUY 795 NEWSPAPERS, aluminum cans for Senior Services recycling project. Will pick up in Lanark & Milledgeville on the 2nd Sat. of month; Chadwick on the 3rd Sat. In Lake Carroll, take to the Ctr. Conference Shed. In Mt. Carroll, take to the Sr. Center from 8AM -1PM, Mon. thru Friday. 244-1800

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1999 Buick Lesabre. Perfect engine and trans. Needs suspension work. $800. Call 815-973-0942

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

AUTOMOBILES 905

NEW TODAY

SAWMILLS from $4397.00 only MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www.Norwood Sawmills.com 800 567-0404 Ext.300N

2004 Jeep Liberty, mi., fair 197k shape, runs good, needs cat. converters, asking $2000 815-499-6841

20 hp John Deere Tractor, hydro foot drive, 42” deck, 46” snowplow w/ wts. & chains, runs good, $1,175 815625-1606

Need to place an ad? Call us today!

815-625-3600 815-284-2222

Heat your entire home, domestic water and more with the Classic Outdoor Wood Furnace. Dual fuel ready models available. Northwest Plumbing, Heating & Pumps (815) 684-9977.

Visit the classifieds online! www.prairieadvocate.com

AUTOMOBILES 905 1996 Sable LS, 4 door, lots of power options, nice cond., runs great. Asking $2000 815213-1580 1998 Dodge Durango 4 wheel dr. mechanically fine. 5.2 Liter V8, 3rd row seating, good work car. $1000 OBO 815-440-6233

2010 Toyota Prius 63k mi. great shape. $11,500 815-441-5106 Ford Taurus 2008 SEL, Very good cond. Newer tires & brakes 165k mi. $2,900 309-525-3368

Need to place an ad? Call us 625-3600 284-2222

TRUCKS

23

910

1992 Ford 350 one ton dump truck new rockers, cab corners, paint, brand new custom box on back, 7.3 diesel motor, 4wd, comes w/9' Myers plow, like new cond., 125k mi, $10,500 815-5901677

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BOATS/MOTORS 940 NEW TODAY 1999 4 stroke 70 hp Suzuki Motor, runs great, tilt-ntrim, new lower unit $1200 815631-3027

NO-RESERVE MACHINERY RETIREMENT AUCTION

FRI., MARCH 23RD AT 9:30 A.M.

CST

AUCTION TO BE HELD AT THE FARM NEAR

MOUNT MORRIS, ILLINOIS Address: 4098 Midtown Rd. • Mount Morris, IL 61054

Join The Team! Sauk Valley Media, a respected and dominant media company located in Sterling, IL, has an opening in our Advertising Department. This position would be responsible for selling advertising in a variety of print and online products, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, websites, and much more. Sure, some sales experience is desired, but we look for a person with personality, drive and ambition more than just past sales experience. We are always willing to train a person who shows the desire to grow and learn from our other seasoned veterans in this business. And best of all, we are a fun bunch of people to work with, we work hard but we like to have fun along the way. DETAILED LISTING & PHOTOS:

www.SullivanAuctioneers.com HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Case-IH 435 4wd tractor, 4,392 hours; JD 8300T track tractor, 9,762 hours; JD 7410 MFWD tractor and loader, 9,566 hours; Hagie STS 14 sprayer with 120’ booms, 1,788 hours; Case-IH 7010 2wd combine, 4,662 hours; Case-IH 2162 40’ draper head; JD 618 18 row 20” corn head; Kinze 1050 grain cart; Case-IH 870 9-shank ripper; Salford 570 30’ vertical tillage tool; Friesen 4-box seed tender; Woods 1800 15’ batwing mower; Ease Texas Trailers 960 gal. fuel trailer; ’95 Kenworth T800 daycab semi; (2) Wilson 41’ hopper bottom trailers; (3) aluminum tanker trailers; GMC TopKick service truck with crane and air compressor; Chevy 2500 service truck; Dodge Ram 2500 service truck; Plus more!! ◆ ONLINE BIDDING AVAILABLE!

WITMER FARMS, INC.

SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS, LLC • TOLL FREE (844) 847-2161

www.SullivanAuctioneers.com

AUCTION MANAGER: MATT SULLIVAN (309) 221-7001 • IL LIC. #444000107

SM-ST24605-0314

QUESTIONS: GREG WITMER (815) 440-0148

If you are looking for a change of career or are new to the workforce and want to join an established but growing company, then we'd like to talk with you. Base pay along with a liberal commission program makes this an excellent opportunity to make money. A liberal Shaw Media benefits package is included.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Heintzelman at jheintzelman@saukvalley.com -- OR -3200 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081 Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of the position An Equal Opportunity Employer

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RIP -N- TEAR: Sewing RepairsBlue Jeans, Work Clothes & Zippers Replaced. In Thomson area 815-541-3178

HEALTH & FITNESS


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311 W. PEARL CITY RD.

BUSINESS HOURS:

Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm • Sat. 9am-Noon

PEARL CITY, IL

815-443-2030 Authorized Atlas, Hull & United Trailer Dealer!

Tim Gross

Tim Maurer

*Does not include Tax, Title, Lic. or DOC fee. See Dealer for details. Dealer not responsible for pricing errors. Rates as low as 2.95%! Must qualify for financing to receive the lowest rate. *D

2012

GMC SIERRA SLE 1500 CREW CAB

2014 DODGE RAM SLT 1500 CREW CAB

5.7 HEMI, BIG HORN PACKAGE, REMOTE START, BACK UP CAMERA, TRAILER TOW PKG.

4WD, ONLY 71K 5.3 LT. V-8, TRAILER TOW PKG., AFTERMARKET WHEELS

2003

4WD, HEMI, ONLY 48K

$23,990

CHEVY AVALANCHE LT CREW CAB

4WD,Z-71 PKG. , ONLY 104K, RUST FREE FROM FLORIDA MOON, HEATED LEATHER SEATS, BOSE RADIO, TOW PKG., XTRA NICE

4WD,HEMI, BIG HORN PKG

HEATED LEATHER SEATS,NAVIGATION, BACK UP CAMERA, LOADED, FACTORY WARRANTY

ONE OWNER , ONLY 55K

$11,990

TRUCKS ‘16 FORD F-150 FX-4 CREW CAB, 4WD, Chrome Pkg., Power Seat, Back Up Camera, Xtr 6.5 Ft. Bed, Tow Pkg., Factory Warranty, Local Trade Loaded ......................................................................$33,990 ‘16 NISSAN FRONTIER CREW CAB 4X4, Pro X-4 Pkg., Only 18,000 Miles, Heated Leather, Sun Roof, Navigation, One Owner, Factory Warranty, Backup Camera ............................$28,990 ‘15 FORD F-150 XLT CREW CAB 4WD, Sport Pkg., Back Up Camera, Tow Pkg., Xtr 6.5 Ft. Bed, Factory Warranty, Only 25K .........................................................$32,990 ‘15 FORD F-150 XLT SUPER CAB 4WD, Chrome Pkg., Remote Start, Back Up Camera, Tow Pkg., Loaded, Only 25K, Power Everything, Factory Warranty ............................$29,990 ‘14 DODGE RAM SLT 1500 CREW CAB 4WD, Big Horn Pkg., Remote Start, Back Up Camera, Tow Pkg., 5.7 Hemi, Only 48K ....$26,990 ‘13 DODGE RAM 1500 CREW CAB SLT 4WD, Outdoorsman Pkg., Heated Seats, Remote Start, Back Up Camera, 5.7 Hemi, Tow Pkg., Power Everything, Only 38K, Air Suspension Ride, New Tires ....................................................$26,990 ‘12 GMC SIERRA SLE 1500 CREW CAB 4WD, 5.3 Lt. V-8, Tow Pkg., Only 71K, Aftermarket Wheels......................................$23,990 ‘12 FORD F-150 XLT SUPER CREW 4WD XTR 6.5 FT. BED, Power Seat, 5.0 LT. V-8, Tow PKG. Running Boards, ONLY 67K ....$23,990 ‘12 DODGE RAM SLT 1500 QUAD CAB, 4WD, Big Horn Pkg., 5.7 Hemi, Remote Start, ONLY 76K ...............................................$19,990 ‘12 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT CREW CAB, 4WD, Big Horn Pkg., 5.7 Hemi, Remote Start, Tow Pkg., One Owner ............................$18,990 ‘11 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE CREW CAB 4WD, Z-71 Pkg., Remote Start, Back Up Camera, Tonneau Cover, Xtra Nice, Local Trade, One Owner, Only 54K ..................................................$22,990 ‘07 RANGER XL, Reg Cab, Short Bed, 3.0 LT. V-6, Tommy Lift ..............$4,990 ‘06 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT, 4WD, Reg Cab, Short Box, V8, Xtra Nice, One Owner, Only 93K....................................................$10,990 ‘06 DODGE DAKOTA St Club Cab, 3.7 LT. V-6, Only 89K .......................$6,990 ‘03 CHEVY AVALANCHE CREW CAB 4WD, Z-71 PKG., Moon, Heated Leather Seats, Bose Radio, Tow Pkg., Xtra Nice, Rust Free, From Florida, Only 104K .....................................................................................$11,990

2012 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT CREW CAB

5.7 HEMI, REMOTE START, TOW PKG, ONE OWNER

ONE OWNER, ONLY 18K

4 CYL. ECO TECH GAS SAVER, MOON, REMOTE START, BACK UP CAMERA, FACTORY WARRANTY

26,990

$

18,990

$

2015 FORD FUSION SE 17,990

$

2014 CHEVY EQUINOX LT

15,990

$

CARS ‘15 CHEVY IMPALA LT LIMITED Moon, Remote Start, Factory Warranty, Xtra Nice, Only 42K ..........................................$12,990 ‘15 FORD FUSION SE, Heated Leather Seats, Navigation, Back Up Camera, Loaded, One Owner, Factory Warranty, Only 18K ...........$17,990 ‘12 CHEVY MALIBU 1 Lt, Remote Start, 4Cyl. Eco Tech Gas Saver, Power Seat, Local Trade, Only 49K...............$10,990 ‘11 DODGE CHALLENGER RT, 2DR. Coupe, 5.7 HEMI, Moon, Heated Leather Seats, Navigation Remote Start, Loaded, One Owner, Rust Free From Texas, Only 70K ...............................$19,990 ‘11 BUICK LUCERNE CXL Moon, Heated Leather Seats, Remote Start, Loaded, Only 62K, One Owner ...............................$12,990 SUVS ‘16 JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT, 4WD Xtra Nice, New tires, Factory Warranty, One Owner.......................................................$18,990 ‘16 CHEVY TRAX Z AWD, Moon, Cloth/Leather, Remote Start, Back Up Camera, Factory Warranty, One Owner, Only 29K ...............$16,990 ‘16 CHEVY EQUINOX LS AWD 4 CYL., Eco Tech Gas Saver, Back Up Camera, Power Seat, Factory Warranty, One Owner.............$16,990 ‘16 CHEVY TRAVERSE 2LT AWD, Heated Seats, Remote Start, Back Up Camera, Pearl White Paint, Factory Warranty, Only 34K .......................................................................................$25,990 ‘16 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD, Heated Leather Seats, Navigation, Remote Start, Back Up Camera, Factory Warranty, Loaded, One Owner, Only 26K .......................................................................................$21,990 ‘15 CHEVY EQUINOX LS AWD, 4Cly. Eco Tech Gas Saver, One Owner ...................................................................................$12,990 ‘15 FORD EXPLORER XLT, AWD, Power Seat, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, Factory Warranty, One Owner, Only 43K .......................................$25,990 ‘14 JEEP WRANGLER SPORT 4WD, 2DR. Hard Top, Auto, Power Everything,6.5 Ft, Stainless Steel Snow Dawg Snow Plow, Factory Warranty, One Owner, Only 36K ...................$25,990 ‘14 FORD ESCAPE SE, 4WD, Panoramic Sunroof, Navigation, Back Up Camera, Heated Seats, Factory Warranty, Only 41K ..............$16,990 ‘14 CHEVY EQUINOX LT, Moon, Remote Start, Back Up Camera, 4 Cyl., Eco Tech Gas Saver, Factory Warranty, One Owner, Only 55K ....... $15,999 ‘08 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, 4WD, Leather Seats, Xtra Nice, Moon ....$6,990 ‘04 JEEP WRANGLER SE 4WD Soft Top, 5 Speed Manual, Excellent Condition, ONLY 117K ...................................................$10,990 ‘04 JEEP LIBERTY LIMITED 4WD, Moon, Leather, Loaded ................... $7,990

NEW

2017 LOAD TRAIL 5 FT X 10 FT DUMP TRAILER

3-WAY SPLIT, SPREADER GATE, SCISSOR HOIST, 18 IN. SIDES, 15 IN. RADIAL TIRES, BUILT IN TARP KIT , D-RINGS, LEDS, 2 AXLES BRAKES, 2.7 CUBIC YARD CAPACITY, 7000 LBS. GVW

AWD, ONE OWNER, ONLY 29K CLOTH/LEATHER, MOON, REMOTE START, BACK UP CAMERA, FACTORY WARRANTY

4,790

$

2016 CHEVY TRAX LT

16,990

$

2004 JEEP WRANGLER SE $ 10,990 SOFT TOP, 5 SPEED MANUAL, EXCELLENT CONDITION 4WD, ONLY 117K

4WD, ONLY 25K CHROME PACKAGE, REMOTE START, BACK UP CAMERA, TOW PACKAGE,FACTORY WARRANTY, POWER EVERYTHING, LOADED

2015 FORD F-150 XLT SUPER CAB

29,990

$

VANS ‘17 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, Leather, Remote Start, Power Everything, One Owner, Factory Warranty, Only 20K...............$21,990 MOTORCYCLES ‘13 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLHX STREET GLIDE, Many Extra Up Grades, Only 11K .................................................$16,990 TRAILERS ‘18 RICE 82” X 20’ Full Power Deck Tilt Trailer ADJ. 2 5/16 Coupler, 10K Jack,Treated Wood, LEDS, 2 Axles Brakes 14,000 LBS., GVW ..................................................$6,990 ‘18 ATLAS 8’X16’ Enclosed Trailer 4’ Side Door, Ramp Door, D-Rings, 7000 Lbs. GRW. ................................................................$4,990 ‘18 RICE 82” X 20’ Car Trailer, 2 FT. Dovetale 2 Axle BRAKES, Slide In Ramps, 10,000 Lbs. GVW .................................................$3,490 ‘18 WESCO 82” X 18” Car Trailer 2 Ft Dove Tail 1 Axle Brake, Slide In Ramps, 7000 Lbs. GVW ..................................................................$2,590 ‘18 RICE 82” X 18’ Car Trailer, 2 FT. Dovetale, 2 Axle Brakes, Slide In Ramps, 7000 Lbs. GVW .....................................................$2,990 ‘18 WESCO 82” X 12’ Utility Trailer 2’ Dove Tail 33’ Fold Down Gate, 2990 Lbs. GVW ...............................................................................$1,690 ‘17 ATLAS 8'X16’ Enclosed Trailer 4' Side Door, Ramp Door, D-Rings, 7000 Lbs. GRW (2)............................................................$4,890 ‘17 LOAD TRAIL 5FT. X 10FT. DUMP TRAILER 3-Way Split, Spreader Gate, Scissor Hoist, 18 In. Sides, 15 In. Radial Tires, Built In Tarp Kit, D-Rings, Leds, 2 Axles Brakes, 2.7 Cubic Yard Capacity, 7000 Lbs. GRW...............$4,790 ‘17 UNITED 5'X10’ Enclosed Trailer Ramp Door, D-Rings, 2990 Lbs. GRW ...............................................................................$2,290 ‘17 WESCO 82"X20’ Equipment Trailer 2' Dovetail, Fold Up Ramps, 14000 Lbs GRW ...................................................$3,990 ‘17 WESCO 82"X16’ Trailer 2' Dovetail, 4' Fold Down Mesh Gate, 7000 Lbs. GRW ...............................................................................$2,390 ‘17 WESCO 82”X16’ Utility Trailer, 2’ Dovetail, 3’ Fold Down Gate, 7000 lbs GVW...................................................$2,190 ‘17 LOAD TRAIL 77”X14’ Utility Trailer, 2’ Dovetail, 4’ Split Fold Down Gate, 4 U-Hooks, 3000 LBS. GVW......................$1,990 ‘17 ALUMA 102” X 12’ 2 Place Snowmobile Trailer Drive On/Drive Off, LEDS 2990 LBS. GVW ...........................$1,990 ‘17 ALUMA 102” X 10’ 2 Place Snowmobile Trailer Drive On/Drive Off, LEDS 2990 LBS. GVW ......................................$1,890 ‘16 UNITED 6'X12’ Enclosed Trailer Ramp Door, D-Rings, 2990 Lbs. GRW Black .....................................................................$2,590

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