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Gaining ground during cleanup While GE continues work on former plant site, city gets storage space for $1 BY PAM EGGEMEIER 815-625-3600, ext. 5570 @pam_eggemeier

MORRISON – While GE continues to work with state regulators to remedy environmental concerns surrounding its closed plant, the city’s one consolation is cheap storage. The city renewed a storage agreement with the company Jan. 9, which allows it to use

one of the buildings at GE’s sprawling site on West Wall Street. Known as Building 17, it once was home to a Carnation milk factory. The city first entered into the pact with GE in 2013, and the amended version extends the arrangement until March 21, 2021. Use of the building through that period will cost the city $1. The extra storage space allows the city to delay a pressing

capital project – a new public works building that could cost up to $500,000. A new sewer plant under construction at an estimated cost of $19 million, and several pricey road projects are higher priorities. “We have a public works building, but we’re still cramped for space, and it’s in a flood plain,” City Administrator Barry Dykhuizen said. “It’s getting toward the end of its

useful life, but until then, the GE space tides us over.” The need for space was also partly created by the upheaval to the city’s water system brought on after allegations of groundwater contamination from the GE plant. “The city tore down a well house on Winfield Street in 2010, when one of the wells was closed,” Dykhuizen said. “We abandoned that site and


The league that Stutzke built Longtime Sterling Little League overseer steps down


ave Stutzke is sort of the Jamie Moyer of Little League baseball. Similar to the way the journeyman southpaw pitched into his late-40s in Major League Baseball, even notching a win at the ripe age of 49, Stutzke spent 43 years umpiring, overseeing, enhancing and reuniting youth baseball in Sterling. Without arrogance, christopher simply being HEIMERMAN realistic, he made a Heimerman is prediction the Enterprise and Projects Wednesday Editor at SVM. afternoon, He can be about 3 reached at cheimerman@ weeks after saukvalley. stepping com or down as 815-625-3600, president ext. 5523. of Sterling Youth Baseball. “I didn’t think I’d hang around that long, and I don’t see anyone doing it as long as I did,” the 59-year-old said, laughing. That’s a tribute, more than anything, to how close it’s been to his heart. He grew up playing at Gartner Park, where in June 1996, a cool 30 years after he’d toed the slab as a young lad, one of his proudest moments played out. Yeah, he’s crazy-proud of the district and state titles, the girls’ historic Little League World Championship in 2012. But watching his home diamond under the new lights, with many former players and managers in attendance? “That was special,” Stutzke said. “I played at Gartner, and I know how the diamonds were back then.” A lifelong Cubs fans – even though he played for the Giants in Little League – the fact that Sterling’s diamonds were lit up after so many others in northwestern Illinois, it sort of hearkened back to Aug. 8, Alex T. Paschal/ 1988, on the north side of Chicago, when Dave Stutzke, 59, sits surrounded by memories of his 43 years serving for youth the Cubs became the last MLB team to baseball in Sterling. He became an umpire at age 16, and served as president play its first game under the lights. many years, during which several ballparks were lit and remodeled. “To see it lit was just something. … I mean the diamond basically faces WrigOnline extra ley Field’s direction. It was really someClick on this story at to watch video of Dave Stutzke reflecting on thing to see.” his 43 years with youth baseball in Sterling. PEOPLE’S VOICE continued on A44


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drilled a new well, and without the well house, a lot of items in storage didn’t have a home.” While the storage space comes in handy, the long-term future of the site is a much larger issue. The city has fielded inquiries about reuse of the buildings, but serious conversations can’t begin until the IEPA signs off on the environmental situation. CLEANUP continued on A24


Local kids get invited to camp Camp Dixon director to include Sauk Valley’s at-risk youths BY CHRISTOPHER HEIMERMAN 815-625-3600, ext. 5523 CHeimerman_SVM

DIXON – Last summer, a camp nestled on a breathtaking property off Rock Island Road gave about 60 inner-city kids something many of them had never experienced: a breath of fresh air in the great outdoors. Hector Corona, the 53-year-old Hector Chicago man who Corona owns the property and put on the camp, is a commodities trainer. Thus, he’s all too aware a lot of Sauk Valley kids have a limited scope of the world. “I understand demographics,” he said. “That’s what I do: look at statistics and markets. This area is so depressed financially that I know it would be difficult for people to donate to this camp.” Or attend any other camp, for that matter. So, as Corona expands the free camp, he’s inviting underprivileged kids from the area who haven’t had a chance to enjoy the beauty right in their proverbial backyard. CAMP continued on A34

Online extra Visit to watch a video recap of Camp Dixon 2016. Click on this story at to watch video of Hector Corona describing the camps he plans to host, and the trip he plans to lead, all later this year.

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POLICE Sterling Police Elijah E. Wilkinson, 19, of Sterling; 3:50 p.m. Thursday at East Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue; failure to wear a seat belt; given state citation. Philip Marruffo/

The General Electric plant in Morrison closed in 2010, but the cleanup of the site continues. The city has fielded inquiries about reuse of the buildings, but serious conversations can’t begin until the IEPA signs off on the environmental situation.

Progress with IEPA has been slow CLEANUP


“As best we know, it’s pretty much just the groundwater that is an issue, but they will be checking floors and other concerns inside the buildings,� said Mayor Everett Pannier, a former GE employee. The plant closed in 2010, and in 2011 a consent order came down from the IEPA. Although there was no admission of guilt, the company agreed to deal with any groundwater contamination problems. The company paid the city $650,000, and set up a testing system. “They put in quite a few monitoring wells – there are at least a dozen between the golf course and near the dump site

north of town,� Pannier said. The former owner of Prairie Ridge Golf Course, Lowell Beggs, filed a lawsuit against GE for alleged contamination at the business and his home that was adjacent to the golf course. Beggs died of cancer in May 2016, but the lawsuit is still making its way through the court system. Pannier said he expects it to be resolved soon. The environmental concerns centered on various cleaning solvents the company used prior to 1994. Of particular concern was trichloroethylene, which was used until the mid-1970s. The plant started operations in 1949, making controls for appliances and vehicles. The year the plant closed, the city passed

an ordinance prohibiting the use of groundwater for drinking. It also banned the installation of new wells in the city. Progress with IEPA has been slow, as GE is dealing with similar situations at many other of its closed plants. IEPA spokeswoman Kim Biggs on Thursday said GE is working to get its Remediation Objectives Report approved. Biggs said conditional approval, with some agency comments, was given Nov. 10, but some parts of the report still need work. The report will be made available to the public once final approval is given. The ROR report is an official determination of which contaminants are an agency concern, and it includes exposure routes and remediation target

levels, Biggs said. When the report receives final IEPA approval, GE must then submit a Remedial Action Plan to regulators. The plan must provide details on how the company will address target levels of contamination. The city also recently was asked to amend its groundwater ordinance to correct an error. Pannier said there is a template for redevelopment success at a GE plant site in Carroll, Iowa. That site, however, was much smaller than the Morrison plant, that in its 1960s heyday had up to 2,600 workers. The Carroll plant was designated a Superfund site, so it was handled by the U.S. EPA. The remediation process there took 5 years from the time assessment began.

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Rock Falls Police Michael Henry, 60, of Mount Carroll; 4:42 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of 12th Avenue; failure to yield private drive or road; given notice to appear.

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He’s got four Chicagoland schools lined up, and wants to hear from families, schools, and whoever around here who knows youngsters who could benefit. Corona hopes to have at least 3 weeks of camp, between mid-July and earlyAugust, with more kids at each camp to open up more opportunities for more team activities. Last year’s camp featured a variety of speakers, great eats, nature walks, an in-depth lesson in photography, and games galore – from basketball and soccer to water balloon fights. A conversation with Lee County Sheriff John Simonton caught Corona a bit off-guard. “He told me about the heroin epidemic here. … Are you kidding me?” he said. “That brings problems and crime. The kids here experience the same problems kids [in the inner-city] do, but in a different level. The kids here are alienated from the world. They see glamor on the TV, but don’t see glamor here.” Corona won over thenskeptic Delores Kness, director of Dixon Community Food Pantry, which donated the food for the camp, and will do so again this year. Kness said the pantry will also help with volunteers and networking. “His family fed all those kids from out of their kitchen,” Kness said. “They just can’t do that. It’s too much. He has a heart of gold, so we’re trying to help him with whatever he needs. I really think a lot of him and his wife. My main goal is just to fill in wherever he needs help.” Corona will have to convince Kness of his relentless philanthropy once again. He wants to take a couple dozen kids on an all-expenses-paid trip to either El Salvador or Greece.

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Campers bounce and flip on one of four trampolines rented for Camp Dixon in July 2016. Dozens of students from William H. Brown Public School in Chicago’s west side attended the camp, and this year, the property owner and camp director, Hector Corona, plans to expand the camp to multiple weeks and include underprivileged kids from right here in the Sauk Valley. Corona is also planning a trip to Greece or El Salvador for Sauk Valley kids.

Retired State Police officer Todd Macklin speaks to the group of students and answers their questions last summer at Camp Dixon on a property on Rock Island Road owned by Chicago commodities trader Hector Corona. Corona is looking to expand the camp this year, including more speakers and volunteers. “I’m having a little problem with that,” Kness said, laughing. “I know Hector, and he’s got a heart of gold, but other people might be a little leery about sending their child to El Salvador. I can see those parents’ viewpoint.” Corona’s been there, and has figured out all

the arrangements for either destination. In addition to necessities such as passports, airfare, lodging and meals, kids would get to visit museums, ruins, the sort of things often reserved for websites and books. To soften any reservations, Corona would like to bring along some

of the kids’ parents as chaperones. Clergy, community leaders and the like could join the trip, too. “Anyone who’s vetted, so to speak, in the community,” Corona said. To further sell interested schools, he plans to build community service hours into the trip. Another invaluable opportunity? Perspective. “It’s important for our kids here in the United States to see other kids are in worse shape than we are,” Corona said. “It’s important to open their eyes and show them there’s a whole other world out there.” Termax of Itsaca has sponsored Camp Dixon to the tune of $42,000, and Corona will raffle off a new car or $25,000

at a June 29 gala in Chicago, emceed by Chicago broadcaster Chet Coppock and featuring former Chicago Bears tight end Emery Moorehead. Corona is selling tables to corporate sponsors, with plans to put school administrators and staff at those tables. Getting passports takes time, so time is of the essence. “I want to do it, no matter what – whether it’s 20 eighth-graders planning their graduation trip, or whatever the situation is,” Corona said. “If a school wants its eighthgraders to go to Greece, we can get the process going.” Back here on the mainland, Corona needs more volunteers for the expanded Camp Dixon,


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and more medical staff, if possible – a lot of last year’s campers weren’t familiar with mosquitoes. He wants more inspirational, motivational speakers such as Charles Larry, a former gang member who’s become a sought-after mentor for Sauk Valley youth, and who spent time with campers last year. “He’s so positive, and I love that,” Corona said. “If you want to be successful, the path isn’t a straight line. It zig-zags. Like takes you everywhere.” Whether halfway across the globe, or in lush, captivating surroundings between Dixon and Rock Falls, Corona is eager to help Sauk Valley kids expand their horizons. “St. Augustine said the world is a book, and if you don’t travel, you only read one page,” he said.

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Hector Corona is raising funds to expand Camp Dixon and to plan a trip to Greece or El Salvador for underprivileged kids from the Sauk Valley. Call him at 312-217-1258 or email to donate. Any amount will do. He’s also looking for goods, materials, services, and volunteers for both the trip and the camp. “If someone comes to me with $25, I’m eternally grateful,” he said. Corona is planning a gala for June 29, at which a car or $25,000 will be raffled off. Raffle tickets are $100, and Corona is also selling tables to corporate sponsors. Go to to learn more about Corona’s nonprofit and Camp Dixon.

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Merlin K. ‘Ken’ Clausen F R A N K L I N GROVE – Merlin K. “Ken” Clausen, 72, of Franklin Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born June 26, 1944, in DeKalb, the son of Merlin W. and Gladys M. (Tucker) Clausen. Ken married Colleen Holland on Oct. 17, 1970, in Franklin Park. Ken was a Master Trooper with Illinois State Police District 15 for 30 years before he retired in 1996. He also owned and operated Downtown Sports in Dixon with his family since 1993. Ken had been very active with Al Morrison Baseball and Dixon Junior Tackle Football. He also was active in FFA in his youth. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in Vietnam during the war. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Dixon Knights of Columbus Council 690, Dixon Elks Lodge 779, and F.O.P. Lodge 41. He is survived by his wife, Colleen; children,

Kimberly (Eric) Deery of Dixon, Jeffrey (Erin) Clausen of Atkins, Iowa, and Gregory Clausen of Orlando, Florida; four grandchildren, William, Thomas, Joseph, and Margaret Clausen; one brother, Kurt Clausen of Mendota; and two sisters, Linda Znaniecki of Buda and Sally Clausen of Mauston, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Clausen. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Visitation will also be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with military honors by the Combined Veterans Group. Cremation will follow, with burial of cremains at a later date. A memorial has been established to Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon. Visit to send condolences.

▼ Saturday visitations: Gregory T. Pfeifer of Winter Haven, Florida, 10-11 a.m. at PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Mary D. Vaile of Dixon, 10-11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Dixon. ▼ Saturday funerals: Lucien Kroll “Skip” Laswell, of Byron, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Byron. Mary D. Vaile of Dixon, 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Dixon. John O. Bonnell of Dixon, 11 a.m. celebration of life at Dixon Elks Club. Gregory T. Pfeifer of Winter Haven, Florida, 11 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Douglas Payne of Amboy, 4 p.m. celebration of life at Amboy Community Building. ▼ Sunday visitations: Merlin “Ken” Clausen of Franklin Grove, 2-5 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon.

▼ Monday visitations: Marian E. Bollman of Dixon, 9-11 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Merlin “Ken” Clausen of Franklin Grove, 9-9:45 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon. Raymond D. Ybarra of Sterling, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. Larry Lahman of Dixon, 4-7 p.m. at PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon. ▼ Monday funerals: Merlin “Ken” Clausen of Franklin Grove, 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon. Raymond D. Ybarra of Sterling, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Marian E. Bollman of Dixon, 11:30 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. ▼ Tuesday funerals: Larry Lahman of Dixon, 10:30 a.m. at PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

Larry D. Lahman DIXON – Larry Dean Lahman, 64, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, as a result of injuries from an automobile accident. He was retired from Rochelle Foods, and most recently was a delivery driver for Folsom Bakery in Rock Falls. Larry was born June 24, 1952, in Amboy, the son of Russell and Ada (Reubin) Lahman. He married Nancy Robinson on Aug. 3, 1985, in Dixon. Larry was a veteran of the Air Force, serving one tour during the Vietnam War. Larry enjoyed playing pool and cards. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan, and loved any kind of music. Most of all, he loved being with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Dixon; two sons, Jimmy Lahman and Karl Ketchum, Jr.; two daughters, Chris-

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Stutzke: I just wanted to see the kids enjoy their time PEOPLE’S VOICE CONTINUED FROM A1 t

A humbling start A couple of Stutzke’s promotions were somewhat by default, including his first call-up at age 16. His cousin’s husband, the late Doug Martin, was managing a team in 1974, and the umpire didn’t show. “[Doug] said to me, ‘We need an umpire, and I know you know baseball,’” Stutzke said. “That’s how it started.” He soon became umpire in chief, a role he held a few years before becoming the president of the National League – a.k.a. the west side of town, west of state Route 40. He’d later fill that role in the eastside American League before serving as Lloyd Holldorf’s vice president after the league re-emerged as, simply, Sterling Youth Baseball. In 1991, Stutzke unexpectedly took over for Holldorf as president. Holldorf, 81, put 33 years into the league, and his first impression of Stutzke was exactly what you’d expect from a manager. “You know what I think of umpires: I had to help him a few times with his calls, you might say,” Holldorf said. “We became fast friends, and we’ve been friends for many, many years.” One of Stutzke’s fondest memories of umping still comes up whenever he sees Ken Heffelfinger, who was managing an 11- and 12-year-old “major league” team and didn’t care for a call. His oldest son, Tim, was pitching, and his middle son, Ted, was catching. “Kenny yells, from the dugout, ‘Where was that pitch, Stutzke?’” Stutzke said. “His son, Ted, lifted

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“He was able to step back and look at the big picture, like if a couple of managers were arguing about a draft choice. He was always looking at the greater good in the long term, rather than just solving that one problem.”

Credit where it’s due Holldorf credits Stutzke with reuniting the leagues in the early ’90s. “He certainly brought the east and the west ends back together again, and it was needed,” Holl­ dorf said. “There was lack of kids participating in baseball. When they brought the east and west back together, we had a pretty good league.” On a more human level, Stutzke cherished the chance to again have a league that represented the entire city’s demographic. “For years, the west side was 25 percent Mexican,” he said. “We wanted to bring the east and west players together.” Holldorf and Jim Wright, who managed a “major league” team from 1962 to 1993, both say Stutzke’s hallmark is his cool demeanor and ability to keep the kids’ big picture in mind when problems arose. “That’s probably why he stayed around as long as he did and did as good of a job as he did,” Wright said. “He was able to step back and look at the big picture, like if a couple of managers were arguing about a draft choice. He was always looking at the greater good in the long term,

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Former team manager, on Dave Stutzke rather than just solving that one problem.” It was easy for Stutzke to keep his cool, knowing who all the volunteers were working for. “I did it for the kids,” he said. “I just wanted to see them enjoy their time at the park and make sure they had what they needed.” All three happily reminisce not so much about individual games, but on the bonds formed. They all run into kids they managed, eager to take a trip down Memory Lane. “They remember how much fun it was, rather than remembering about the run that was scored in extra innings to win a game,” Wright said. Stutzke loves seeing former managers at the diamonds, watching their grandkids play ball. Wright, for one, has grandsons, 12 and 10, who reap the benefits of Stutzke’s labor of love. “It’s totally different with the lights and after

the remodels, and that was all accomplished under Dave’s watch,” Wright said. “The kids today have a lot better conditions and playing situations than they did 20 years ago.”

Good people needed Stutzke learned the value of having good leaders waiting in the wings about 15 years ago, when he got colon cancer. “I had a lot of good people under me, who took over, basically, the reins of the organization while I was laid up,” he said. Any anxiety he might have about unhanding the reins is eased knowing Jason Kiefer was recently elected as the new president. Having never served on a board, not having kids, he’s got a fresh perspective, Stutzke said. Most important, he’s got a

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motor on him. “I used to umpire when he played, and I knew his dad really well,” Stutzke said. “I know he comes from a good family. I’ve told people I won’t be totally gone, but he’s got all the meetings and everything set up already. He’s all over it.” The game has changed over the years. That $7,200 budget is now $90,000. “Me being in a small business, … this is basically a small business,” said Stutzke, third-generation owner of Stutzke’s Plumbing. In addition to his day

job, he spent “pretty much every night” at the diamonds, always ready to nip any disagreements in the bud, but more significantly, soaking up the atmosphere. “Over the past few years, I started to think, ‘Enough’s enough,’” he said. “I just decided it was time.” If there are any lingering questions as to how much it’s meant to him, he’s made family and friends aware of a single request after he passes: He wants his hearse driven past Gartner Park, so he can get one last look at the diamond Stutzke built.

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Five who have helped their community thrive Five nominations for first Citizen of the Year award BY ASHLEY CADY 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

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Diana Garcia

MORRISON – The Morrison Chamber of Commerce annual dinner committee members were looking for a way to honor some of its most loyal community members and encourage people to learn more about local businesses. They decided to create a Citizen of the Year award for one deserving community member. The chamber received five nominations (four individuals and a couple) and will recognize each of them. The recipient will be awared Jan. 26 at the chamber’s annual networking event. According to nomina-

Jim Workman

tion letters: • Diana Garcia is dedicated to maintaining the beauty of Morrison. She puts her ideas into action, and that is shown through her numerous hours volunteering as president of the Garden Club, a Master Gardener, Chamber volunteer, Beautification Committee member and a local business owner of Candle-licious. Garcia helps to get donations of potting soil, mulch and plants for different beautification projects in the city. Her passion lies in taking care of the corner of U.S. Route 30 and state Route 78 as she believes it is one

Harvey Zuidema

Jim Prombo

of Morrison’s busiest and most visible corners. She helps coordinate efforts for the gardens around the library and the Veterans Memorial flowers and mulching. She received the 2015 State Master Gardener Team Award, and was recognized for helping clients at Self Help in Sterling learn how to garden and grow food.  • Jim Workman is the owner of Workman Heating and Cooling. The business has been in the family since 1949, and Jim took over in 2008.  This year, Jim worked tirelessly to help paint more than 160 of the city’s nearly 300 fire hydrants.

The Morrison Chamber of Commerce’s Wine and Beer Tasting networking event and Annual Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Morrison Institue of Technology, 701 Portland Ave. Tickets are $15. Make reservations by Sunday at 815-772-3757 or

Lynn and Kevin Kenady

The Morrison Chamber of Commerce expected the project to be finished in spring 2017, but thanks in part to Jim’s work the project was complete before the end of 2016. • Kevin and Lynn Kenady are owners of Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream. Since opening in the late 1980s, they have hired dozens of high school students and have provided donations to benefits and events in the community. They refer to their workers as their “kids” and have signatures of many local patrons on their walls, which helps create a sense of family and commitment to community. The Kenadys have been

a part of many organizations and committees over the years, and Lynn serves as secretary for the Morrison Area Development Corporation. • Jim Prombo is known for his many years of service as president of the Morrison school board and volunteering at St. Mary Catholic Church. He is the career placement coordinator and an instructor at Morrison Institute of Technology, and a board member for the CEO program at White­ s ide Area Career Center.  Prombo is always excited to tell people about Morrison and help advance the community

and schools in the area. • Harvey Zuidema is passionate about preserving the town he grew up in. As president of the Historical Society Board, he helps with guided tours and restoring and preserving artifacts. He restored an old Goodenough Dairy delivery truck to its original condition, as it reminded him of the truck he once used to deliver milk. Zuidema is helping to restore the Annan Grist Mill. Zuidema was one of many city volunteers who helped paint city fire hydrants and recently completed a 4-year term as a Ward 2 alderman and is running for re-election. 



Rauner names Moffitt assistant ag director

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SPRINGFIELD – Former state Rep. Don Moffitt is the new assistant director of the Department of Agriculture, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday. Moffitt, 69, is a lifelong farmer with extensive experience in state and local government, which makes him uniquely qualified for the role, the governor’s office said in a news release. The Gilson Republican represented the 74th District for 24 years, since 1993. He chose not to run in November. While in office, he served as the minority spokesman

of the Agriculture & Conservation Committee and the Counties & Townships Committee; Don was co-chairMoffitt man of a fire protection task force and a task force for emergency medical services; and served on a number of other committees ranging from education to public safety and infrastructure. He was the recipient of the 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau Charles B. Schuman Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor given by the Illinois Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau President

Rich Guebert cited Moffitt’s work on the Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act, “which provides for environmental safeguards that met consumers’ concerns while also setting building standards for livestock facilities which allowed farmers to continue operate successfully,” he said. Moffitt, a seventh-generation farmer and an active member of the Knox County Farm Bureau, also received the Illinois Farm Bureau Activator Friend of Agriculture Award in each of his terms in the House; the 1996 Illinois Soybean Association Legislative Award, the 2003 Illinois Pork Producers

Legislative Award, and the 2005 Jim Guilinger Legislative Award from the Illinois Council for Ag Education. The 74th District encompasses all or parts of Lee, Bureau, Henry, Mercer and Knox counties. Republican Dan Swanson of Alpha is its new representative. Before serving in the Legislature, Moffitt was Knox County treasurer, and has held a number of other local government positions, including mayor of Oneida. He also was a high school agriculture teacher from 1969 to 1973 in Oneida, earning his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from the University of Illinois.

DIXON – The annual Sauk Valley Bridal Fair, the area’s largest, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at Sauk Valley Community College. Bridal Fair 2017 is designed to help couples plan their perfect wedding in one stop, and there will be dozens of vendors offering cakes, tuxedos and everything in between. More than 30 door prizes from those vendors, including $75, $150 and $300 certificates that can be used at the vendor of your choice, will be given away. ​Admission is $5. It’s not too late to sign up for a vendor spot, either. The fair is sponsored by Sauk Valley Media and Seno’s Formal Wear. Contact SVM’s marketing department at 815-6253600, ext. 5602, or for more information. – SVM staff report

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What happens when voters pick the wrong man What we think The saga of Michael Harn, the former Ogle County sheriff convicted last month of felony theft, contains sobering lessons for voters and elected officials alike.


  major drawback of democracy happens when voters elect the wrong person. Such was the case in Ogle County in 2010. Michael Harn, the man who was elected county sheriff, went on to feloniously misuse public funds while in office. Last month, Harn, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft for stealing county funds. The plea agreement, announced Dec. 19 in Ogle County Circuit Court, required Harn to immediately pay $10,600 in restitution. He was placed on 4 years’ probation. He also got a scolding from Judge Val Gunnarsson. “You were a public servant of this county, and I’m sure you recognize that you grossly violated that trust,” Gunnarsson told Harn. Harn’s fall from grace is well documented. In October 2011, he persuaded the Ogle County Board to create a new revenue source – a $350 fee charged to drivers whose vehicles had to be towed. That money went into a new, off-budget fund – the Administrative Tow Fund – over which Harn had complete discretion. The original idea sounded OK – create a new source of money to help pay for the upkeep of sheriff’s department squad cars. And indeed, the money started flowing in – a total of about $210,000 deposited in the first 2 years. BUT HARN’S execution of the idea was flawed. For one thing, Harn decided to spend some of the tow fund money on expenses that were decidedly not in the realm of vehicle upkeep. For another, he started depositing other revenue – about $70,000 worth – into the tow fund. Questions began to be raised about Harn and the tow fund. Readers will recall that Sauk Valley Media began reporting on Harn’s questionable expenditures in December 2013 – how he had spent thousands in tow fund money on meals and clothing. A few Ogle County Board members began calling for a forensic audit of the fund, but many others weren’t ready for anything of the sort. Voters’ ears perked up, however. With the March 2014 primary approaching, Harn criticized “recent media accounts, which reflected poorly

upon myself” as a “sham political stunt” by his two opponents. Voters saw it otherwise. They denied Harn renomination in the Republican primary, nominating instead Rochelle police officer Brian VanVickle, who went on to be elected sheriff. It was only in April 2014, a month after the primary, that the County Board approved a forensic audit – the results of which would later be turned over to the Illinois State Police, whose 2-year investigation resulted in charges against Harn. THE CHARGES, which Harn pleaded guilty to, say he improperly used county money, between June 1, 2011, and Dec. 2, 2014, to pay for electronic equipment, boat equipment, radio-controlled toys, party tents, coolers, weapons, hunting guns, adult novelty items, outdoor fountains, auto maintenance, iTunes products and radio advertising. If Ogle County officials have learned anything from this saga, it should be that their primary obligation is to protect the public’s interest first. They didn’t do that when they created an offbudget fund controlled by one person – as it turned out, the wrong person – Harn. And then, even as the smoke of Harn’s questionable spending and credit card receipts began to swirl about them, some officials seemed more interested in protecting Harn’s interests than the public’s. Perhaps they forgot that where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. Belatedly, the forensic audit was ordered, and it led to Harn’s conviction last month. Armed with information from news reports, including Sauk Valley Media’s investigative work, Ogle County voters much earlier rectified their mistake; they booted Harn from office. Ironically, Harn was elected on a promise of fiscal responsibility. In 2010, he wrote: “Fiscal responsibility is a necessity today for everyone. The sheriff should not be exempt from being held to the same standards.” This sheriff would live to discover that he, too, was not exempt from the standards of fiscal responsibility. Neither was he exempt from the law.

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No doubt about it: Sauk Valley really is a college Top-notch faculty, staff, courses help grads succeed DAVID HELLMICH Dixon

Monday morning was the beginning of Sauk Valley Community College’s Spring 2017 semester. Yes, it is crazy to describe anything as spring on such a frigid and gray day, especially when spring is 10 weeks away, but seeing Sauk’s students, faculty and staff eagerly beginning the semester warmed me more than a sunny day on a Florida beach. The hallways were filled with students of all ages taking classes ranging from accounting to computers and sociology, in programs ranging from art to nursing and welding. I see these students, knowing many more are still in their pajamas taking Sauk’s online classes, and I feel great pride to be a part of the local college serving the Sauk Valley communities. But is my pride deserved? Some may doubt whether Sauk really is a college. College, some believe, is a place adults ship their recent high school graduates to for 4 years. It has ivy-covered buildings, marching bands, and weekend parties. It is a bit like Harry Potter’s Hogwarts: a mysterious place far away where students

magically grow up under the tutelage of Professors McGonagal and Snape. No, Sauk does not have ivy-covered buildings (ivy is really bad for a building’s exterior). No, we do not have a David marching Hellmich band (we do have a great concert band, pep band, and concert choir). No, we do not have weekend parties on campus (I cannot vouch for what our students do off campus Friday and Saturday nights). No, we are not a far-off shrouded place (we are just down the road and an open book in everything we do). And, yes, like at Hogwarts, our faculty work magic with most of our students. INDEED, SAUK really is a college. Sauk has the same accreditation as the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University and Drake University. Under Dr. Steve Nunez’s leadership, Sauk recently got a clean bill of health from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and was commended for the “sound argument” made to assure the regional accrediting agency and the general public that Sauk meets or exceeds all standards of quality required of a college. The HLC also noted the college has been praised

“Sauk’s faculty meet the same high standards as faculty at the most prestigious colleges in the state. All Sauk’s faculty are experts in their field.” David Hellmich

president, Sauk Valley Community College At a fraction of the cost, students can complete the 38-credit GECC and be ready for their junior year of college. FINALLY, SAUK’S graduates are successful after they transfer, they are successful at getting gainful employment, and they are successful on the job after becoming employed. Students transferring from Sauk earn a cumulative grade-point average at 4-year institutions higher than a “B” (3.08). Nearly 70 percent of our graduates are employed in a related field to their program of study, and employers routinely find these graduates to be great employees. As much as I enjoyed Monday morning, I will enjoy even more the spring evening of May 12 when at Sauk’s commencement, students from throughout the Sauk Valley will be awarded their hardearned college degrees. Note to readers: David Hellmich is president of Sauk Valley Community College.


Stuttering help available; seek it out this year JANE FRASER Memphis, Tennessee

For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for

those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same – year after year. Many of your readers don’t know that help for stuttering is available from so many places. Trusted information on stuttering is available at your local public library.

Editorial Board Jim Dunn Sam R Fisher Sheryl Gulbranson Jennifer Heintzelman Jeff Rogers Kathleen Schultz Peter Shaw

by the Illinois Community College Board for its initiatives. Sauk’s faculty meet the same high standards as faculty at the most prestigious colleges in the state. All of Sauk’s faculty are experts in their fields. The general education faculty have at least a master’s degree – several have doctorates; the technical faculty have training and real-life experience in their fields. Just as important, Sauk’s faculty are here because they love to teach. Take, for example, Dr. Amy Jacobson, Sauk’s reigning Outstanding Faculty Award winner. With her doctorate of psychology from Northern Illinois University in hand, Amy’s first goal is to make certain her students learn. She is willing to do whatever is necessary to help students master course materials. She meets with students and is always trying new teaching methods to serve her students better. Teaching is her passion. Sauk’s general education courses (and many technical courses) transfer to Illinois’ public colleges and most public and private colleges across the country. The state’s General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) guarantees the general education courses at Sauk transfer to 97 Illinois colleges, including all state universities, and they transfer to most colleges throughout the country.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Public schools have speech counselors, and children are entitled to free evaluation and help by law. Seek out a speech language pathologist in your area trained in helping those who stutter. Universities often offer speech clinics. Finally, the internet can

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be a wonderful resource on stuttering – with free books, videos, and reference materials. Visit our website as a starting point: Make 2017 the year you find the help you and your family need. Note to readers: Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation.

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‘Rome is burning,’ and the rescue is dear Bitter medicine required to bail out our state Reader alert/warning – another state budget impasse column!


here are reports that Illinois State Senate leaders from both political parties are close to unveiling a tax increase proposal that would raise about $5 billion a year to address the lack of a balanced state budget. Unfortunately, this alone will not get the job done. Bitter medicine, probably undrinkable to most, is required to rescue the state. Our lawmakers have never contemplated actions – all politically painful – of the magnitude the economists suggest will be necessary. I recently wrote a piece for the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois, a business group, in which I review a paper by state budget experts David Merriman and Dick Dye. The two economists say the state has a $13 billion gap between $73 billion in

annual expenditures and $60 billion in revenue. They project the state will have to raise at least $7.6 billion more in annual revenue and make draconian, progressively larger cuts in state spending over 10 years in order to bring the state’s fisc back into balance.


THE SITUATION is probably even worse than the economists suggest. Their projections do not include a plan to pay off $12 billion in unpaid bills, and they also project highly optimistic future state economic growth. History suggests Illinois elected officials can resolve big fiscal problems – if everyone works together. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Legislature met almost continuously. A bipartisan, two-thirds majority of legislators ultimately responded to Gov. Henry Horner’s plea to enact a new sales tax (while scotching the statewide property tax) to meet a relief crisis facing more than a million unemployed. In 1969, political adversaries Gov. Richard

Ogilvie and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley worked behind the scenes throughout a 6-month legislative session to fashion a bipartisan majority for a new income tax. (By the way, a greenas-grass new legislator that year, I voted for the income tax and was re-elected – without opposition – a year later. In today’s brutal, namecalling political environment, no lawmaker who supports tax increases could expect anything other than to be skewered by the opposition in a re-election bid, which is part of the present problem.) THE PRESENT political environment is more much divisive, “toxic” is a word I see used often, than it was in those earlier days. Back then, each side’s political top

Jim Nowlan of Toulon served two terms in the Illinois House and worked under three governors. He co-wrote “Fixing Illinois.”

dogs actually talked to one another, something our governor and House speaker have not done in more than 2 years. If lawmakers cannot stomach more than $5 billion in tax increases, then spending cuts will have to be even more severe than Merriman and Dye suggest, if the fiscal situation is ever to be stabilized. The economists dismiss cuts, for example, in most of the state budget, to include pensions, Medicaid, distributions to local governments and K-12 education. They say these programs are protected, respectively, by the courts, the federal government and political popularity. I think, however, each of these “protected” areas has to be cut, at least somewhat. Lawmakers will almost certainly look at sleightof-hand savings to the state budget, which would simply shift present state burdens to local governments. This might include devolving the “normal cost” for teachers’ pensions to the local school districts (“save” close to $2 billion in state spending). Lawmakers could

“The bottom line is, painful for me to write, that Illinois will have to adjust, for some years to come, our oncetowering aspirations for greatness to the humble mediocrity of our circumstances.”

with less. To save the diamonds, many programs, maybe even institutions, will have to be downsized, even shuttered. University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen has cried from the heart, “Rome is burning.”

also reduce income and sales tax dollars that now go automatically to municipalities and counties (pick a number from the $3.5 billion total in annual distributions). But then how could lawmakers justify a property tax freeze on those governments, something the governor insists upon? And even though state funding for higher education has been cut in recent years, the sector still stands out there, unfortunately, as a target atop a fence post, subject to more cuts. Public colleges and universities will have to reinvent themselves to live

YET THE UNIVERSITY of Illinois can still be anything – but not everything – it wants to be. And state employees will have to accept freezes on their pay and at the same time kick in to their health care coverage. Even if all the above, excruciating cuts are made, I don’t see the total adding up to anything close to the $8 billion or so needed (a $13 billion gap at present between spending and revenue, minus say $5 billion in new revenues) to stabilize the fiscal situation. The bottom line is, painful for me to write, that Illinois will have to adjust, for some years to come, our once-towering aspirations for greatness to the humble mediocrity of our circumstances. Note to readers: Jim Nowlan of Toulon can be reached at jnowlan3@

LL.D., Litt. D., page 1,406) I suggest unbelief is dangerous, not belief. Today the views of God’s word have not switched. There have always been those who understand it is true, and those who reject. Either God created everything, or in the beginning, nothing became something and exploded. All logic and laws of science predict if you have nothing,

nothing will happen. Evolutionists won’t find the missing links because there are no links connecting kinds of creatures in the fossil record. Variation is observed only within kinds; zero evolution from one kind to another. (“Answers Book One,” Ham, pages 286, 287, 291) We don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see how unscientific is the theory of evolution.

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Understanding Illinois columnist


Science does not disagree with the Bible RALPH OLINGER Sterling

Jesus, creator of everything, became man so he could give his life to pay our fine of death for breaking his law, providing eternal life for all who accept it and receive him, believing in his name. (John 1:1-14)

He said the way to life is narrow, and few find it, but the way to eternal destruction is wide, and many end up there. (Matthew 7:13, 14) I assume Mr. Welty and Mr. Bauer are willing to risk that is an absurd, primitive story. I can’t help but wonder what they don’t understand about more evidence for the resurrection of Christ than any event of ancient history. (“More than a

Carpenter,” McDowell, page 96) Science does not disagree with the Bible, but it is true that many scientists disagree with the Bible, the same as factory workers and others who are willing to risk it is an absurd, primitive story. Thousands of fully qualified scientists, representing every field of science, studied the scientific evidence and were convinced the

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biblical record of Earth history is precisely correct. (“Defenders Study Bible,” Morris, Ph.D.,

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To end the week, the defense that won the Richard Freeman Junior Deal of the Year award from the International Bridge Press Association. First, look only at the West hand and the auction. What would you have led against three spades? South’s bidding was a tad undisciplined. The Law of Total Tricks advises against bidding to the three-level with only an eight-card fit (unless you have a double fit). Here, three diamonds would have been defeated if South had cashed two spades, then shifted to a low club. The deal occurred during the World Youth Teams Championship in Italy, in the last session of the Young-

sters (under 20) final between Italy and the Netherlands. The match went to Italy, but this was the most interesting deal. At the other table, the Italian West led the diamond

ace (as would we all), then switched to the spade 10 ... too late. South won in his hand, gave up a diamond trick, took the next spade with his nine and ruffed his last diamond on the board. Shortly thereafter, South lost only one heart, two diamonds and one club. Somehow, Leen Stougie (West) found an initial trump lead. Declarer won with his nine and led a diamond. West took the trick with his king and played his last trump. South won that in his hand and led another diamond. West played the jack, and East, Marc Stougie (Leen’s brother), overtook with his queen to lead a third trump. Now the defenders had to get one heart, three diamonds and one club to defeat the contract. Clairvoyant. © 2017 UFS

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2 arrests in vehicle break-ins More arrests are pending, police say BY ASHLEY CADY 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

ing a bond hearing. The boy was released to his parents. Burglary carries 7 Tyler W. to 14 years Brumfield in prison. Each also is charged with criminal damage to property, a misdemeanor. Police were looking for at least three suspects in the break-ins, which happened around 5 a.m. at Dixon Square Apartments, 1540 Freedom Walk, and Canterbury House Apartments, 1501 Lowell Park Road. More arrests are pending, the release said.

Brumfield, who was arrested in the 1200 block of Second Avenue in Sterling, also was wanted on a Henry County warrant for failure to appear in two misdemeanor cases in which he is charged with consumption of liquor as a minor, phone harassment and disorderly conduct. Anyone with information on the break-ins is asked to call police at 815-288-4411 or OgleLee Crime Stoppers at 888-228-4488. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest; tipsters can remain anonymous.

Sterling Police are looking for help identifying and locating this man, who they say is suspected of shoplifting undisclosed items from County Market at 210 W. Third St. around 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sterling Police Department, 815-632-6640, or the Crime Stoppers anonymous reward hotline, 877-625-7867.

DIXON – Thanks to tips from the public, a Sterling man and a Geneseo teen are facing seven counts of burglary each in connection with vehicle break-ins Thursday morning at two Dixon apartment buildings, police said in a news release. Tyler W. Brumfield,19, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Friday by Dixon and Sterling police. Brumfield is in Lee County Jail await-



Two from Princeton facing narcotics charges

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LEE COUNTY – Two Bureau County residents were in Lee County Jail on Friday on heroin and cocaine charges. Charles M. McClure, 47, and Vanessa M. Sissel, 39, both of Princeton, were arrested at 8:45 p.m. Thursday after being stopped for speeding, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. McClure, who was driving, had 4.7 grams of heroin and Sissel was found with an undisclosed amount of cocaine, the release said. McClure, who is being held on $30,000

bond, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Charles M. Vanessa M. w h i c h c a r McClure Sissel ries 15 to 30 years in prison. Both are charged with possession of a controlled substance, which carries 3 to 6 years. Sissel’s bond was set at $20,000. In November 2015, Sissel was sentenced in Bureau County court to 3 years probation for selling heroin.

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DIXON – ABC AmeriCorps at Sauk Valley Community College will hold a classroom supplies drive next Monday through Friday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Needed items include tissues, number 2 pencils, sticky notes, disinfecting wipes, stamps, stickers, cap erasers, ink pens in red, blue and black, markers, crayons, colored pencils, dry erase markers, loose leaf paper, single-subject notebooks, staples, folders, and prizes for classroom rewards. Materials can be dropped off in the

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IN BRIEF Early GOP win on health care repeal WASHINGTON (AP) – Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that

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Freezing rain causes crashes, many closures Glaze of ice covers roads ST. LOUIS (AP) – A thick glaze of ice covered roads from Oklahoma to southern Illinois on Friday amid a winter storm that caused numerous wrecks, forced school cancellations, grounded flights and prompted dire warnings for people to stay home. Winter storms are typically associated with heavy snowfall, but the one hammering the southern Plains and Midwest dumped freezing rain, a condition even harder for road crews to treat. A slick roadway was suspected in a fatal wreck in Missouri, where long stretches of Interstate 44 and Interstate 55 were ice-covered. More freezing precipitation was expected in parts of the nation’s central corridor throughout most of the holiday weekend. “There’s no mystery to driving on ice,” Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum said. “It’s impossible to do. You have to slow your speed down.” Hundreds of schools were closed, including several college campuses.

St. Louis closed all city operations as it braced for its worst ice storm in at least a decade. Several Missouri prisons halted visiting hours. The forecast for prompted the NFL to move Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas Chiefs to Sunday evening to allow more time to treat roads and parking lots at Arrowhead Stadium. The game was scheduled to kick off a noon but will now start at 7:20 p.m. The weather atmosphere was so turbulent that thunder rumbled as freezing rain fell in Joplin, Missouri. Several utility companies brought in all available crews who were working extended shifts in anticipation of heavy ice snapping trees and power lines. Scattered outages were reported, including about 2,500 in Springfield, Missouri. The Kansas National Guard mobilized about 200 soldiers to help first responders and stranded motorists throughout the weekend. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and several officials thanked residents for heeding warnings to stay home.

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Chicago police violated civil rights for years Numerous excessive force, misconduct violations laid bare; little was done to halt it CHICAGO (AP) – The Justice Department on Friday laid bare years of civil rights violations by Chicago police, blasting the nation’s secondlargest department for using excessive force that included shooting at people who did not pose a threat and using stun guns on others only because they refused to follow commands. The report was issued after a yearlong investigation sparked by the 2014 death of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer. The federal investigation looked broadly at policing and concluded that officers

were not sufficiently trained or supported and that many who were accused of misconduct were rarely investigated or disciplined. The findings come just a week before a change in administration that could reorder priorities at the Justice Department. Under President Barack Obama, the government has conducted 25 civil rights investigations of police departments, including those in Cleveland, Baltimore and Seattle. President-elect Donald Trump’s position on the federal review process is unclear. His nomi-


Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks Friday during a news conference in Chicago. The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing report on civil rights abuses by Chicago police over the years. nee for attorney general has expressed reservations about the system, especially the reliance on courts to bring about changes. Asked about the investigation’s future, outgoing Attorney General

Loretta Lynch said talks between Chicago and the government would go on regardless “of who is at the top of the Justice Department.” The federal government’s recommendations follow an especially

bloody year on Chicago streets. The city logged 762 homicides in 2016, the highest tally in 20 years and more than the combined total of the two largest U.S. cities – New York and Los Angeles. The Chicago department, with 12,000 officers, has long had a reputation for brutality, particularly in minority communities. The most notorious example was Jon Burge, commander of a detective unit on the South Side. Burge and his men beat, suffocated and used electric shock for decades starting in the 1970s to get black men to confess to crimes they did not commit. Chicago officers endangered civilians, caused avoidable injuries and deaths and eroded community trust that is “the cornerstone of pub-

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Arbitration avoided The White Sox re-signed 3B Todd Frazier to a 1-year, $12 million deal Friday, avoiding salary arbitration. The Sox also agreed to deals with arbitration-eligible players RHPs Miguel Gonzalez & Zach Putnam.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Numbers game The NFL will have 8 minority head coaches for the 2017 season, tied with 2011 for the most ever. League officials cite the statistic as proof of the success of the Rooney Rule, which mandates teams interview minorities.

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Missiles get in the zone

Last 3 Milledgeville puts it all together in rout of Raiders won’t fall for Polo BY BRIAN WEIDMAN 815-625-3600, ext. 5551 @BrianWeidman

MILLEDGEVILLE – Milledgeville’s boys basketball team was in the zone in more ways than one against AFC. The Missiles clicked offensively, especially in the decisive middle two quarters, and played some stifling zone defense on their way to a 70-47 victory against the Raiders on Friday night. Milledgeville (10-5, 5-0 NUIC East) led just 14-13 after the first quarter, then went on a 12-2 run in the first 3 minutes of the second quarter. Junior guard Kyle Ottens scored 10 of his game-high 29 points during that stretch, all on drives to the basket, while Cade Schave and Curt Strauss combined for 13 second-quarter points. “We just had to take care of the ball and find the open players for layups,” Ottens said. “We did a good job of taking it to the hoop and finishing at the rim.” The Missiles were up 41-26 at the break, and put the game on ice by scoring seven points in the first minute of the third quarter. Ottens began the stretch with a 3-pointer and a layup, and Schave added a short jumper in the lane to up Milledgeville’s lead to 48-26. AFC (10-6, 2-3) never mounted much of a comeback, as it struggled to find openings in the Milledgeville defense. The Missiles played a variety of zones, and all of them worked. “We had a couple of different defenses that we put in during the Christmas break that we’re working at,” Milled-

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Milledgeville’s Kyle Ottens (33) drives the lane and passes the ball in the middle of the AFC defense during Friday night’s NUIC East contest in Milledgeville. The Missiles beat the Raiders 70-47. geville coach Brad Grenoble said. “We’re long, we’re kind of athletic, and it’s been working since the Christmas break. We’ve been holding teams in the 30s, and we take a lot of pride in our D.” ZONE continued on B44

FORRESTON – Polo’s offensive strength is no secret, living and breathing by the 3-point shot. The Marcos looked to put the final touches on a second-half rally at Forreston by having Brady Webb put up a 3-pointer just before the buzzer. Down by two and going the length of the floor, the Marcos struggled getting into place after rebounding a missed Cardinals free throw, but got the ball to Webb along the left wing. However, the 19-footer banked off the rim and bounced to the left, sealing the Marcos’ 61-59 loss. With 8.4 seconds left, Forreston’s Jaron Groshans missed on both of his double-bonus free throws that would have created a twopossession lead. Polo (11-6, 1-3 NUIC East) made its way to the perimeter and danced around for a few seconds before Webb found his look.  Polo made 10 of 34 attempts from behind the arc, but missed the crucial

Star of the game: Kyle Ottens, Milledgeville, 29 points, 9 rebounds Key performers: Curt Strauss, Milledgeville, 17 points, 11 rebounds; Stephen Brooke, AFC, 10 points, 2 blocked shots Up next: AFC vs. Dixon, 9 a.m. Saturday at South Beloit MLK Tournament; Milledgeville vs. Prince of Peace (Iowa), 1 p.m. Saturday at Manny’s Shootout, Mount Carroll

FALL continued on B44

Star of the game: Brandon Schneiderman, Forreston, 20 points, 8 rebounds Key performers: Reid Taylor, Polo, 15 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists; Brandon Fyock, Forreston, 17 points; Trevin Woodin, Polo, 15 points (all on 3s), 5 rebounds; Jaron Groshans, Forreston, 15 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists; Brady Webb, Polo, 13 points Up next: Manny’s Shootout, Forreston vs. Prophetstown, 4 p.m. Saturday; Polo at Oregon, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday


Cardinals D corrals Mustangs Erie hits nine 3-pointers in Three Rivers West win in Morrison BY ADAM FEINER 815-625-3600, ext. 5550 @AdamFeinerSVM

MORRISON – In a statistical anomaly, the Morrison Mustangs and Erie Cardinals both finished with 19 field goals on 44 attempts (43 percent) from the field Friday night. The difference was Erie’s nine 3-pointers to Morrison’s three in the Cardinals’ 55-45 TRACWest win. “We toughened up a bit tonight,” Erie head coach Ryan Winckler said. “It’s been a tough week for us with sickness and Eric [Miller] being out tonight with a bad back. We had a lot of guys step up tonight. It’s huge considering how we’ve played the last 3 weeks. This was a really big game to overcome adverPhilip Marruffo/ sity, play as a team and a muchErie’s Justice Youngberg gets fouled by Morrison’s Britt Ottens needed win in the TRAC.” (right) as he drives to the basket Friday night. The Cardinals won The Mustangs burst out the the Three Rivers West road game 55-45. gate with easy layups on their

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Star of the game: Josh Hammer, Erie, 16 points, 3 assists, 4 steals Key performers: Bryce Smith, Morrison, 14 points, 2 assists; Ben Brackemyer, Morrison, 11 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks; Justice Cole, Erie, 9 points, 3 3-pointers Up next: Rockridge at Morrison, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Erie at Fulton, 7:30 p.m. Friday first two possessions, but the Cardinals jumped ahead thanks to an 8-2 run. Ben Brackemyer tied things up at eight with a slam dunk, but Morrison stalled because of Erie’s tight man defense, which forced eight turnovers in the opening quarter. Erie took advantage offensively with a 10-2 spurt to end the first with an 18-10 lead. CORRALS continued on B24

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Forreston’s Brandon Schneiderman and Polo’s Dakota Meyer go up for a rebound during Friday night’s NUIC East game in Forreston.



Blackhawks routed on road by Capitals, B5.

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Grandpa’s new gig David Ross Retired catcher hired by Cubs front office as assistant for baseball operations. He will also evaluate potential draft picks.

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Saturday Basketball 7 p.m.

• Hoophall Classic, Hillcrest Academy (Ariz.) vs. Westtown (Pa.), ESPN Men’s basketball 11 a.m.

• Dayton at Duquesne, CBSSN • Duke at Louisville, ESPN • Georgia at Florida, ESPN2 • Minnesota at Penn St., ESPNU • UConn at Georgetown, FOX • Villanova at St. John’s, FS1 • Seton Hall at Providence, FSN 11:30 a.m.

• Richmond at Saint Joseph’s, NBCSN Noon

• Texas A&M at Mississippi St., CBS • Truman St. at Creighton, FS2 1 p.m.

• Nebraska at Michigan, BTN • VCU at Davidson, CBSSN • Florida St. at North Carolina, ESPN • Oklahoma St. at Kansas, ESPN2 • Xavier at Butler, FS1 • DePaul at Marquette, FSN • Southern Illinois at Evansville, CSN

Jordy Nelson Packers WR officially listed as out for the Divisional playoff game at Dallas after suffering multiple broken ribs against the Giants.

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Balanced Comets top Hall Bureau Valley falls to Kewanee; Dixon bowlers win By SVM Sports Staff

Friday’s stars Kyle Schmitt paced a balanced Tyler Bruggenwirth, Fulton attack with 11 points as the Newbasketball, 25 points man boys basketball team went Kale Barnett, Bureau Valley on the road and picked up a basketball, 17 points 64-53 victory against Hall on FriTyler VanQuathem, Dixon day in Spring Valley. bowling, rolled a 650 series John Wilson finished with 10 points, while Eli Leffelman, Devon House and Ethan Hafner points in the second quarter, 21 added nine each for the Comets. more in the third and 21 in the Winnebago 70, Oregon 39: fourth. The Hawks trailed 18-5 after the Kale Barnett scored 17 points opening period and were out- for Bureau Valley. Jay Edlefson scored in every quarter of a Big added 16. Spencer Marquez Northern loss at the Blackhawk scored 13. Corbin Endress added Center. 12. Jared Pottorff’s eight points Orion 59, Fulton 53: The Steampaced Oregon, while Cody Ebens ers led by three at halftime and Dalton Hermes added seven and after the third quarter, but points apiece. couldn’t hold on for a crucial Ty Waller had 14 points and TRAC West road win. The CharJess Smith scored 12 to lead the gers outscored Fulton 25-16 in Indians, who had 10 different the final quarter. players score. Just five players scored for the Kewanee 84, Bureau Valley Steamers. Tyler Bruggenwirth 72: The Storm jumped out to an led with 25 points, while Cole early lead in Manlius, leading McClary helped out with 14. 24-14 after one quarter, but the Adam Clark paced the Chargers Boilermakers answered with 28 with 25 points. Caleb Allen con-

tributed 17 points to the cause.

Prophetstown 47, St. Bede 45:

The Prophets picked up a TRAC East win in a nailbiter over the Bruins at home. Prophetstown trailed by just one at the half, and did just enough to pick up the victory. Senior Nathan Pierceson scored a team-high 15 points, while fellow upperclassman Kody Wetzell pitched in 12.

Girls basketball Rock Falls 75, Rockford Christian 28: The Rockets cruised to

a win over their Big Northern Conference rivals in Rockford for their third BNC win of the year. Boys bowling Dixon 3,394, Oregon 3,148: The

Dukes topped the Hawks at Plum Hollow in the regular season finale. Tyler VanQuathem’s 650 series led Dixon. Jarod White had a 621 series and Dixon’s high game of 247. Oregon had a high game of 223 and high series of 614 from Austin Stite.

11 a.m.

• Michigan St. at Rutgers, BTN 3 p.m.

• Maryland at Iowa, BTN Golf 4 a.m.

• European PGA Tour, South African Open, third round, GOLF Noon

• Latin America Amateur Championship, third round, at Panama City, ESPNEWS 12:30 p.m.

• Champions Tour, Diamond Resorts Invitational, second round, at Orlando, Fla., GOLF 6 p.m.

• PGA Tour, Sony Open, third round, GOLF Motor sports 5:30 p.m.

• Dakar Rally, Stage 11 (San Juan to Río Cuarto, Argentina) (taped), NBCSN 9 p.m.

• AMA, Monster Energy Supercross, FS1

3:30 p.m.

• FIS Alpine World Cup, Men’s Downhill, NBC Swimming

3:30 p.m.

• Rutgers at Indiana, BTN • George Washington at La Salle, NBCSN 5 p.m.

• SMU at Tulane, CBSSN 5:30 p.m.

• Georgia Tech at NC State, ESPNU

5 p.m.

• UC Davis at CS Northridge, ESPNU Women’s basketball

2 p.m.

• USSA Freestyle World Cup, Men’s & Women’s Moguls, NBC

3 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

• Premier League, Chelsea at Leicester City, NBC Skiing

• Cincinnati at East Carolina, CBSSN • Missouri St. at Loyola of Chicago, ESPNU

• Iowa St. at TCU, FSN

• Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Gonzaga, ESPN2

9 a.m.

• Premier League, Crystal Palace at West Ham, CNBC

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

9 p.m.

6:30 a.m.

• Premier League, WBA at Tottenham, NBCSN

• UMass at Rhode Island, NBCSN

• Baylor at Kansas St., ESPNU • Fordham vs. St. Bonaventure, NBCSN

• Texas Tech at Oklahoma, ESPNU • Tennessee at Vanderbilt, SEC

7 p.m.

• AFC Divisional playoff, Texans at Patriots, CBS Soccer

12:30 p.m.

• Houston at UCF, CBSSN • Auburn at Kentucky, ESPN • West Virginia at Texas, ESPN2 • Tulsa at Temple, ESPNEWS

7:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

• NFC Divisional playoff, Seahawks at Falcons, FOX

• Michigan St. at Ohio St., CBS

3 p.m.

• Wichita St. at Illinois St., ESPN2

• Spurs vs. Suns, at Mexico City, NBA NFL

Men’s basketball

2:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

5 p.m.


• Alabama at LSU, SEC

5:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

• Pelicans at Bulls, CSN

6 p.m.

• Saint Louis at George Mason, NBCSN

• Mississippi at South Carolina, ESPNU


• USA Swimming, Arena Pro Swim Series, NBCSN

1:30 p.m.

• South Florida at Memphis, CBSSN • Maryland at Illinois, ESPN2 • Missouri at Arkansas, SEC

TV listings

6:30 p.m.

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ABOVE: Erie’s Dillin Tegeler lets go of a floater over Morrison’s Ben Brackemyer Friday night. BELOW: Morrison’s Ben Brackemyer gets fouled by Erie’s Dillin Tegeler Friday night.

Cardinals’ 3-point shooting stamps out Morrison run

7:30 p.m.

• Southern Cal at Colorado, ESPNU Women’s basketball Noon

• Butler at Marquette, FS1 • Texas A&M at Florida, SEC



t The Cardinals built their lead to 15 thanks to three 3-pointers to begin the second quarter. However, Morrison fought back, as Brackemyer slashed through the lane to cut the deficit to single digits at 29-20. The Mustangs cut it to six by halftime, trailing 31-25. Morrison surged ahead to take its first lead of the contest just 2 minutes into the second half. Britt Ottens nailed a 3 to cap a 7-0 run out of halftime. However, Justice Cole responded immediately on the following possession with a 3 of his own, followed by teammate Kyle Stover’s 3, as Erie led 40-34 after three quarters. Once again, the Mustangs came stampeding back. A 3 from Bryce Smith helped Morrison retake a 43-42 lead with 6 minutes left, capping a 9-2 run. And again, the Cardinals had an answer. Guard Josh Hammer controlled the fourth, scoring 11 of Erie’s 15 points in the quarter. Defensively, the Cardinals held the Mustangs to two points in the final 6 minutes of action en route to the 10-point victory. “Our kids never gave

• Iowa at Northwestern, BTN

12:30 p.m.

• Miami at Louisville, ESPN2 2 p.m.

• Xavier at DePaul, CSN 2:30 p.m.

• Ohio St. at Purdue, ESPN2 Golf 4 a.m.

• European PGA Tour, South African Open, final round, GOLF Noon

• Latin America Amateur Championship, final round, ESPN • Champions Tour, Diamond Resorts Invitational, final round, GOLF 6 p.m.

• PGA Tour, Sony Open, final round, GOLF NBA 8 p.m.

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up,” Morrison head coach Dave Peugh said. “They played hard and fought back, but you have to give Erie a lot of credit. Every time we took the lead, they’d come back with a bucket or two.” Smith paced the Mustangs with 14 points. Brackemyer recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Hammer led the Cardinals with a game-high 16 points. After being pulled a few times in the first three quarters, the sophomore guard heeded his coach’s instructions and took over in crunch time. “I got taken out early,” Hammer said, “and Coach told me that I had to work harder on defense so it could lead

to offense. I got a couple steals, and we had good ball movement.” “Josh really grew up tonight,” Winckler said. “We pulled him out a couple times not because of lack of effort, but to re-emphasize what we needed him to do in running the team. He came up big in the fourth quarter. I was really proud of him.”

• NFC Divisional playoff, Packers at Cowboys, FOX 7:20 p.m.

• AFC Divisional playoff, Steelers at Chiefs, NBC NHL 6 p.m.

• Wild at Blackhawks, NBCSN Tennis 6 p.m. & 2 a.m.

• Australian Open, first round, at Melbourne, Australia, ESPN2

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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On the calendar


Local events

Mild winter begs for fishing

SVM staff, wire services


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Saturday Boys basketball 9 a.m.

• Dixon vs. AFC, at South Beloit MLK tournament 11:30 a.m.

• Belvidere at Sterling 1 p.m.

• Milledgeville vs. Prince of Peace (Iowa), at Manny’s Shootout, Mt. Carroll 2:20 p.m.

• Dixon vs. East Dubuque, at South Beloit MLK tournament 2:30 p.m.

• Newman vs. Messmer (Wisc.), at Manny’s Shootout, Mt. Carroll 3:40 p.m.

• AFC vs. Harvard, at South Beloit MLK tournament 4 p.m.

• Prophetstown vs. Forreston, at Manny’s Shootout, Mt. Carroll 5:30 p.m.

• Easton Valley (Iowa) at West Carroll 6 p.m.

• United Township at Sterling

Girls basketball 8:30 a.m.

• Fulton Unity vs. West Carroll, at Manny’s Shootout, Mt. Carroll 10 a.m.

• Prophetstown vs. Stillman Valley, at Le-Win MLK Classic 11:15 a.m.

• Erie vs. Galena, at LeWin MLK Classic 11:30 a.m.

• Sterling vs. Prince of Peace (Iowa), at Manny’s Shootout, Mt. Carroll 12:45 p.m.

• Prophetstown at Le-Win 2 p.m.

• Bureau Valley at Sherrard • Erie vs. Dakota, at LeWin MLK Classic 3:30 p.m.

• Polo at Milledgeville 5 p.m.

• Rock Falls at Rockford Christian 7 p.m.

• Amboy at AFC 7:15 p.m.

• Dixon at Oregon

Boys bowling 9:15 a.m.

• Oregon Regional, at Plum Hollow, Dixon

Girls bowling 9 a.m.

• Dixon at Morris Invitational Boys swimming 11 a.m.

• Sterling, Newman at Jefferson Invitational

Wrestling 9 a.m.

• Dixon at Geneseo Invitational • Rock Falls at Quincy Invitational • AFC, West Carroll at Amboy Tournament • Polo at Kewanee tourney 10 a.m.

• Oregon, Riverdale, Rockford Lutheran at Princeton

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Streaking in the northeast Huskies focused on the process, not the end result BY DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer

HARTFORD, Conn. – It’s never about streaks with Geno Auriemma. He’s been there and done that. When you already own the longest winning streak in NCAA college basketball history, all you’re doing is changing the number. That explains his seeming nonchalance about UConn’s latest record run. The Huskies have won 90 straight over the past 3 years to match the mark they set from 2008-10. The latest was No. 20 South Florida on Tuesday night. “Some things you just can’t really explain, you just have to enjoy it.” Auriemma said after the 102-37 victory. “We don’t set out to do these kinds of things. We don’t set out to set records, break records, or keep track of records. We set out to play as hard as we can, play with as much energy as we can.” And how the Huskies play is what matters most to the Hall of Fame coach. It’s what he’s cared about more than anything during his 30-plus years of coaching, and that will never change. “He really is a perfectionist,” assistant coach Shea Ralph said. “You see it in practice. It would be easy for him to let them coast and just play off the talent that they have, but he never has and never will do that. He is constantly motivating them to get better. When he says he doesn’t really care about the streaks, it’s true. It’s never talked about in practice or in the office.” Still, he couldn’t have been prouder after the team’s record-tying win.

Notable winning streaks 109: Penn State women’s volleyball, 2009-10 90: UConn women’s basketball, 2015present 88: UCLA men’s basketball, 1971-74 47: Oklahoma football, 1953-57 34: Texas baseball, 1977; Florida Atlantic baseball, 1999 AP

The Connecticut women’s basketball team poses for a photograph at the end of their game against South Florida on Tuesday in Hartford, Conn. It was the Huskies’ 90th consecutive win. “It really was more about the way the game went as opposed to whatever numbers, whatever’s attached to it,” Auriemma said. “... We just played like a team that was tonight on a mission to do something that was really important to them. I always say it’s important to play great, hard and with a lot of energy every single night.” Auriemma has been seen both streaks. In fact, the Huskies have the three longest winning streaks in women’s basketball history, including a 72-game run in the early 2000s. After Tuesday’s win, Auriemma took a minute to compare the current run to the one they matched from a few years ago. When the Huskies approached 90 wins last time, there was so much hoopla about tying the vaunted UCLA men’s record. This time around, that isn’t happening. Auriemma had a simple reason why. “It’s male and female,” he said. “It was all the people coming out of


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the woodwork to complain we’re not UCLA and you’re not John Wooden. We don’t have any UCLA stuff up here, and I don’t have anything in common with coach Wooden. I never said that [I did]. It became, ‘How dare you compare those two.’ Everyone jumped on this bandwagon. Now people can ignore it since it’s us breaking a UConn record.”

Auriemma laughed when he was asked whether people will stop talking about the streak after the Huskies potentially win their 91st straight game on Saturday at SMU. “Forget 91, I had someone ask me before the game about 100 consecutive wins,” he said. “I almost hope we don’t get to that point, so people will stop talking about it.” That’s not likely to happen. The Huskies haven’t lost an American Athletic Conference game since joining the league in 2013-14 season.


Keith Medema of Sterling is the 2016-17 Official of the Year for baseball. Medema is originally from Morrison, and a member of the Rock River Officials Association. Rochelle’s Roy Snyder was honored as the wrestling Official of the Year. The Illinois High School Sports Association announced the 20 recipients of the 2016-17 Officials of the Year awards in 20 sports Friday afternoon. This year’s winners will be recognized at a banquet during the 2017 IHSA Officials Conference, which will be held on Saturday, July 22 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria.

NFL Chiefs-Steelers game moved back The NFL has moved back the kickoff time of Sunday’s Chiefs playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers from noon to 7:20 p.m. Sunday because of an impending ice storm. The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for the Kansas City area through Sunday evening, warning of a “dangerous and potentially crippling” situation with up to three-quarters of an inch of ice accumulating as the storm intensifies Saturday night.

Porter reinstated by Steelers Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was back at work with the team on Friday and will travel to Sunday’s playoff game in Kansas City after prosecutors dropped all but two minor charges stemming from an altercation outside a Pittsburgh bar last weekend.

Bo would have said no to football Former two-sport star Bo Jackson told USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview that he never would have played football if he had known more about the injury risks. After winning the Heisman Trophy at Auburn, Jackson played football for the thenLos Angeles Raiders and baseball for the Kansas City Royals. He remains the only person selected as both an MLB All-Star and an NFL Pro Bowler. GOLF

Justin Thomas sets 36-hole record Justin Thomas finished with another eagle for a 64 to set the 36-hole scoring record at 123. He also had a five-shot lead over Gary Woodland at the Sony Open in Honolulu going into the weekend.


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t The Raiders hit enough shots late to keep it from becoming a running clock game, as the Missiles’ largest lead was 28 points (69-41) with just under 3 minutes to play. “One of the biggest things is we don’t have any shooters,” AFC coach Russ Zick sad. “We don’t have kids that can make shots from the perimeter, so really everybody should play us in a 2-1-2 [zone] because we just don’t make shots. Really, I thought we were a step slow in every phase

tonight, but a ton of credit to Milledgeville. “They came out and really looked like they had a lot of pizzazz, a lot of jump in their step. They were out to win this game.” Stephen Brooke led AFC with 10 points, and Garrett Drew added eight. The Raiders were 17-for-48 from the field as a team. Ottens hit 10 of 20 shots and led all scorers with 29 points, and he also grabbed nine rebounds. Strauss had a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards, and Schave added 14 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots.

t “It was difficult getting a handle of it,” Webb said. “We had a set play to get it ready and get down the floor. You make some, you miss some.” “He wanted that shot at the end,” Polo coach Matt Messer said. “He got himself a good look. We had a play designed, but after the rebound we couldn’t get settled into it. We had to improvise, and I thought we did a good job. We were just 3 inches away.” Forreston (8-6, 4-1) shot well in the second half, making 13 of 25 attempts from the field. Trailing 18-17 after one quarter, the Cardinals pulled ahead and led 32-24 at halftime. Brandon Fyock hit a 3 from the left corner with just a few seconds remaining in the half to carry momentum into the locker room. That momentum continued as the Cardinals got off to a 9-5 advantage in the first 1:42 of the third quarter. Brandon Schneiderman had seven points in that span, leading off the quarter with a putback before knocking down a jumper and a 3. “We always want to play a good game against Polo,” Schneiderman said. “They’re our rival, and we always want to come out hard against them. We did that. It was a good win.” Polo mounted its comeback and got within four (52-48) after a Webb 3 with 5:30 left to play. The 3s continued as Reid Taylor made his third 3 of the game to inch within two at 56-54. Forreston’s lead went back to four after a pair of Groshans free throws in the final minute. 

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ABOVE: Polo’s Justin Young (middle left) and Forreston’s Brandon Schneiderman (middle right) battle for a loose ball Friday night in Forreston. BELOW: Forreston’s Michael Singley loses the ball as Polo’s Reid Taylor (left) defends during Friday night’s NUIC East game.

After Braiden Soltow missed a 3 on Polo’s next possession, Trevin Woodin hit his fifth 3 with 9.4 seconds left to

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get the Marcos within one. “We knew they were going to close the gap,” Forreston coach Travis

Ross said. “Us and Polo is always a rivalry game, and we know it’s going to come down to the last minute, if not the last possession. Of course it comes down to the last possession, and I think everybody was holding their breath when that last shot was in the air.” Schneiderman led Forreston with 20 points and eight rebounds. Fyock finished with 17 points, and Groshans added 15 points for the Cardinals. Woodin and Taylor each had 15 points to lead the Marcos. “I’m very proud of the way we fought back,” Messer said. “We fought in the second half after we had started to settle a little bit. I thought it was more of a mental toughness kind of breakdown. The second half, we were mentally tough the whole time.”







Saturday, January 14, 2017

FRIDAY’S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Sterling MLK Classic Saturday’s games • United Township vs. Kankakee, 10 a.m. • Belvidere North vs. Sterling, 11:30 a.m. • Willowbrook vs. Lake Forest Academy, 1 • Kankakee vs. Belvidere North, 2:30 • Lake Forest Academy vs. United Township, 4:15 • Sterling vs. Willowbrook, 6 Monday, Jan. 16 • Belvidere North vs. Lake Forest Academy, 10 a.m. • Kankakee vs. Sterling, 11:30 a.m. • United Township vs. Willowbrook, 1 • Kankakee vs. Belvidere North, 2:30 • Lake Forest Academy vs. Willowbrook, 4:15 • Sterling vs. United Township, 6

Manny’s Shootout at Mount Carroll Saturday’s games • Fulton Unity vs. West Carroll (girls), 8:30 a.m. • Fulton Unity vs. DePue, 10 a.m. • Prince of Peace (Iowa) vs. Sterling (girls), 11:30 a.m. • Prince of Peace (Iowa) vs. Milledgeville, 1 • Messmer (Wis.) vs. Newman, 2:30 • Prophetstown vs. Forreston, 4 • West Carroll vs. Easton Valley (Iowa), 5:30 • Rockford Christian vs. Bettendorf (Iowa), 7


BUREAU VALLEY Kale Barnett 4 8-9 17, Tyler Gustafson 2 0-0 5, Nate Paup-Caudill 0 0-0 0, Spencer Marquez 5 1-2 13, Nathan Brown 0 0-0 0, Corbin Endress 6 0-1 12, Jay Edlefson 8 0-0 16, Robert Rouse 0 0-0 0, Andrew Petros 3 2-3 9. Totals 28 11-17 72. Kewanee 14 28 21 21 – 84 Bureau Valley 24 16 12 20 – 72 3s — Kewanee 7 (Contreras Jr. 5, Nolan, Russell), Bureau Valley 5 (Marquez 2, Barnett, Gustafson, Petros); Team fouls — K 19, BV 19 at Spring Valley

NEWMAN 64, HALL 53 NEWMAN Cade Gorzny 3 0-0 7, Kyle Schmitt 3 3-3 11, Gehrig Koerner 0 0-0 0, Eli Leffelman 2 5-5 9, Brady Osborne 1 0-0 2, John Wilson 4 2-2 10, Travis Williams 2 3-4 7, Devon House 4 0-0 9, Ethan Hafner 3 0-0 9, Kalen Smith 0 0-0 0, Jake Terveer 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 13-14 64. HALL Castelan 4 1-3 9, Deangelo 4 0-1 10, Marquez 3 0-1 6, Trevier 3 3-4 9, Rybarczyk 0 0-0 0, Follmer 3 0-0 9, Edgcomb 3 1-4 7, Vanaman 1 0-0 2, Burcham 0 1-2 1, Riordan 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 6-15 53. Newman 13 13 15 23 — 64 Hall 8 11 17 17 — 53 3s – Newman 7 (Hafner 3, Schmitt 2, Gorzny, House), Hall 5 (Follmer 3, Deangelo 2).

South Beloit MLK Tournament Pool A: Byron, Dakota, South Beloit, Stockton Pool B: AFC, Dixon, East Dubuque, Harvard Saturday’s games • Dixon vs, AFC, 9 a.m. • Harvard vs, East Dubuque, 10:20 a.m. • South Beloit vs. Dakota, 11:40 a.m. • Byron vs. Stockton, 1 • East Dubuque vs. Dixon, 2:20 • AFC vs. Harvard, 3:40 • Dakota vs. Byron, 5 • Stockton vs, South Beloit, 6:20 Monday, Jan. 16 • Dakota vs. Stockton, 9 a.m. • South Beloit vs. Byron, 10:20 a.m. • Harvard vs. Dixon, 11:40 a.m. • East Dubuque vs. AFC, 1 • Pool A 4 vs. Pool B 4, 2:20 • Pool A 3 vs. Pool B 3, 3:40 • Pool A 2 vs. Pool B 2, 5 • Pool A 1 vs. Pool B 1, 6:20 Friday’s box scores at the Blackhawk Center, Oregon

WINNEBAGO 70, OREGON 39 WINNEBAGO McDuff 0 0-0 0, Jones 5 0-0 12, Waller 6 2-3 14, A.Morrissey 5 0-0 10, Burkhart 2 2-7 6, Smith 4 1-3 12, Cordell 3 0-0 7, Bryden 1 0-0 2, Inglima 1 0-0 2, Dunbaugh 1 1-2 3, M.Morrissey 0 0-0 0, Shumate 1 0-0 2, McDougall 0 0-0 0, Murphy 0 0-0 0. Totals: 29 6-16 70. OREGON Izak Holley 2 0-0 5, Jared Pottorff 2 3-5 8, Austin Wilson 0 0-0 0, Brendon Riesselman 1 2-2 4, Cody Ebens 2 2-3 7, Dalton Hermes 2 3-4 7, Brandon Ramirez 0 0-0 0, Andrew Newman 2 0-0 4, Trey Woolsey 0 0-0 0, Kole Mowry 2 0-2 4, Jaspreet Gill 0 0-0 0, Michael Kresheck 0 0-0 0, Devin DeHaan 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 10-16 39. Winnebago 18 20 20 12 — 70 Oregon 5 15 8 11 — 39 3s – Winnebago 6 (Smith 3, Jones 2, Cordell), Oregon 3 (Holley, Pottorff, Ebens). at Morrison

ERIE 55, MORRISON 45 ERIE Dillin Tegeler 2-6 3-4 7, Kale Orman 2-9 0-0 6, Carson Kirkpatrick 0-2 0-0 0, Josh Hammer 6-10 3-5 16, Kyle Stover 3-6 0-0 8, Kyle Schipper 1-1 0-0 3, Justice Cole 3-4 0-1 9, Justice Youngberg 2-6 2-2 6. Totals: 19-44 8-14 55. MORRISON Britt Ottens 3-8 0-0 7, Bryce Smith 5-9 3-4 14, Ben Brackemyer 5-10 1-1 11, Ethan Medenblik 2-4 0-0 0, Evan Ernst 0-1 0-0 0, Steven Kramoski 3-6 0-0 0, Nick Klimson 1-6 0-0 0, Grant Abell 0-0 0-0 0, Totals: 19-44 4-5 45. Erie 18 13 9 15 — 55 Morrison 10 15 9 11 — 45 3s – Erie 9-21 (Tegeler 0-1, Orman 2-7, Kirkpatrick 0-1, Hammer 1-2, Stover 2-5, Schipper 1-1, Cole 3-4), Morrison 3-13 (Ottens 1-4, Smith 1-2, Medenblik 0-2, Kramoski 0-1, Klimson 1-4). Rebounds – Erie 18 (Tegeler 5), Morrison 25 (Brackemyer 11). Assists – Erie 8 (Hammer 3), Morrison 6 (Smith 2, Brackemyer 2). Steals – Erie 8 (Hammer 4), Morrison 7 (Ottens 2). Blocks – Morrison 4 (Brackemyer 2). Turnovers – Erie 11, Morrison 16. Fouls – Erie 7, Morrison 13. at Forreston

FORRESTON 61, POLO 59 POLO (11-6, 1-3 NUIC East) Brady Webb 5-16 1-2 13, Trevin Woodin 5-14 0-0 15, Braiden Soltow 1-6 2-2 4, Reid Taylor 4-12 4-4 15, Justin Young 5-8 202 12, Dakota Meyer 0-4 0-0 0. Totals: 19-60 9-10 59. FORRESTON (8-6, 4-1 NUIC-East) Jason Groshans 5-10 5-8 15, Braedon Fyock 6-13 2-3 17, Brandon Schneiderman 8-15 2-2 20, Brittan DeVries 0-2 1-2 1, Michael Singley 0-2 0-2 0. Bryan Edler 3-5 0-2 6, Sam Groom 0-3 0-0 0, Josh Flick 1-3 0-0 2. Totals: 23-10-19 61. Polo 18 6 17 18 — 59 Forreston 17 15 14 15 — 61 3s – Polo 10-34 (Woodin 5-13, Webb 2-12, Taylor 3-6, Meyer 0-2, Soltow 0-1), Forreston 5-17 (Fyock 3-8, Schneiderman 2-4, Groom 0-2, Flick 0-2, Groshans 0-1). Rebounds – Polo 29 (Taylor 10), Forresotn 35 (Schneiderman 8). Assists – Polo 17 (Taylor 7), Forreston 17 (Groshans 6). Steals – Polo 6 (Woodin 2, Taylor 2), Forreston 5 (Fyock 2). Blocks – Polo 2 (Meyer, Taylor), Forreston 1 (Schneiderman). Turnovers – Polo 9, Forreston 9. Fouls – Polo 14 (Young out), Forreston 8. at Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE 70, AFC 47 AFC (10-6, 2-3 NUIC East) Levi Meurer 0-1 0-3 0, Tyon Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Garrett Sanford 2-9 1-4 6, Stephen Brooke 4-7 0-0 10, Joe Uphoff 1-2 0-0 2, Adam Hart 1-4 4-4 6, Caleb Drew 1-4 0-0 3, Cody Penick 0-2 0-0 0, Michael Thompson 3-9 0-0 7, David Atkinson 1-2 0-0 3, Garrett Drew 3-6 0-0 8, Max Lippold 1-1 0-1 2. Totals: 17-48 5-12 47. MILLEDGEVILLE (10-5, 5-0) Chase Hutchison 0-4 1-2 1, Cade Schave 5-18 4-5 14, Jeremy Bibler 2-6 0-0 4, Kyle Ottens 10-20 8-9 29, Curt Strauss 7-9 3-3 17, Dylan Alexander 1-1 0-0 2, Kyle Aude 1-4 0-0 2, Drake Dublo 0-1 0-0 0, Nathan Rahn 0-1 0-0 0, Blayne Kappes 0-2 0-0 0, Carson Boyer 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Munz 0-1 0-0 0, Christian Toms-Smith 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 26-67 17-21 70. AFC 13 13 8 13 — 47 Milledgeville 14 27 16 13 — 70 3-pointers – AFC 8 (Brooke 2, G.Drew 2, Sanford, C.Drew, Thompson, Atkinson), Milledgeville 1 (Ottens). Rebounds – AFC 21 (Meurer 3, Sanford 3, Hart 3), Milledgeville 44 (Strauss 11). Turnovers – AFC 25, Milledgeville 18. Steals – AFC 6, Milledgeville 12. Blocked shots – AFC 5, Milledgeville 6. Fouls – AFC 15, Milledgeville 15. at Orion

ORION 59, FULTON 53 FULTON Hunter Collachia 0 0-0 0, Cole McClary 3 5-7 14, Cody Sanderson 3 0-0 7, Tyler Bruggenwirth 11 3-6 25, Brody Mason 0 0-0 0, Kyle Schipper 1 1-1 3, Nate Wierema 2 0-1 4. Totals 20 9-15 53. ORION Schroeder 2 0-1 4, Ditzman 1 0-0 2, Gambon 0 0-0 0, Ketron 1 0-0 3, Grafton 0 2-2 2, Anderson 1 0-0 3, Clark 9 6-9 25, C. Allen 7 3-6 17, Minas 1 1-2 3. Totals 22 12-20 59. Fulton 9 14 14 16 — 53 Orion 7 13 14 25 — 59 3s - Fulton 4 (McClary 3, Sanderson), Orion 3 (Ketron, Anderson, Clark). at Manlius

KEWANEE 84, BUREAU VALLEY 72 KEWANEE Contreras Jr. 13 3-4 34, Earthely 6 1-2 13, Sheets 0 0-0 0, Nolan 1 0-0 3, Prescott 4 1-1 9, Russell 3 2-2 9, Damas 3 8-10 14, Garcia 0 0-0 0, Hernandez 1 0-0 2. Totals 31 15-19 84.

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Girls basketball Le-Win MLK Classic at Lena E = elementary gym; HS = high school gym Gold Pool: Lena-Winslow, Prophetstown, Stillman Valley, Aquin Black Pool: Galena, Erie, Winnebago, Dakota Saturday, Jan. 14 • Lena-Winslow vs. Aquin, 10 a.m. (E) • Stillman Valley vs. Prophetstown, 10 a.m. (HS) • Galena vs. Erie, 11:15 a.m. (E) • Winnebago vs. Dakota, 11:15 a.m. (HS) • Stillman Valley vs. Aquin, 12:45 (E) • Le-Win vs. Prophetstown, 12:45 (HS) • Dakota vs. Galena, 2 (E) • Erie vs. Winnebago, 2 (HS) Monday, Jan. 16 • Le-Win vs. Stillman Valley, 10 a.m. (E) • Aquin vs. Prophetstown, 10 a.m. (HS) • Galena vs. Winnebago, 11:15 a.m. (E) • Erie vs. Dakota, 11:15 a.m. (HS) • Gold 4 vs. Black 4, 12:45 (HS) • Gold 3 vs. Black 3, 12:45 (E) • Gold 2 vs. Black 2, 2 (HS) • Gold 1 vs. Black 1, 2 (E)

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Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 26 13 .667 — Boston 25 15 .625 1½ New York 18 22 .450 8½ Philadelphia 12 25 .324 13 Brooklyn 8 31 .205 18 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 22 17 .564 — Charlotte 20 20 .500 2½ Washington 19 19 .500 2½ Orlando 16 24 .400 6½ Miami 11 30 .268 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 28 10 .737 — Milwaukee 20 18 .526 8 Indiana 20 19 .513 8½ Chicago 19 21 .475 10 Detroit 18 23 .439 11½


Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 31 8 .795 — Houston 31 11 .738 1½ Memphis 25 17 .595 7½ New Orleans 16 24 .400 15½ Dallas 12 27 .308 19 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 24 16 .600 — Oklahoma City 24 17 .585 ½ Portland 18 24 .429 7 Denver 15 23 .395 8 Minnesota 14 26 .350 10 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 34 6 .850 — L.A. Clippers 27 14 .659 7½ Sacramento 16 22 .421 17 L.A. Lakers 15 28 .349 20½ Phoenix 12 27 .308 21½ Friday’s results Philadelphia 102, Charlotte 93 Toronto 132, Brooklyn 113 Milwaukee 116, Miami 108 Memphis 110, Houston 105 Minnesota 96, Oklahoma City 86 Boston 103, Atlanta 101 Orlando 115 Portland 109 Cleveland 120, Sacramento 108 Utah 110, Detroit 77 Saturday’s games L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 4 p.m. San Antonio vs. Phoenix, at Mexico City, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 8 p.m. Sunday’s games Minnesota at Dallas, 1 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 2 p.m. New York at Toronto, 2 p.m. Houston at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Friday’s results at Plum Hollow, Dixon

DIXON 3,394, OREGON 3,148 OREGON Austin Stite 223-209-182 — 614; Justin Poole 187-204-137 — 528; Kyle Lundquist 166-203-206 — 575; Case Sellers 132-156-142 — 430; Charles Gatz 134178-186 — 498; Eddie Butters 171-150182 — 503. Totals 1,013-1,100-1,035 — 3,148. DIXON Jarod White 247-176-198 — 621; Tyler VanQuathem 219-188-243 — 650; Branden Rex 190-132-172 — 494; Geoffrey Baker 163-170-199 — 532; Lucas Lauer 180-194-222 — 596; Tyler Yocum 148192-161 — 501. Totals 1,147-1,0521,195 — 3,394.

NFL playoffs Wild-card round Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 27, Oakland 14 Seattle 26, Detroit 6 Sunday, Jan. 8 Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12 Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 13 Divisional round Saturday’s games Seattle at Atlanta, 3:35 p.m. (FOX) Houston at New England, 7:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday’s games Green Bay at Dallas, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 7:20 p.m. (NBC) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 AFC Divisional winners, time & place TBD NFC Divisional winners, time & place TBD Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Orlando, Fla. AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Houston TBD, 5:30 p.m. (FOX)

Men’s basketball Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Michigan St. 4-1 .800 12-6 .667 Maryland 3-1 .750 15-2 .882 Wisconsin 3-1 .750 14-3 .824 Nebraska 3-1 .750 9-7 .563 Minnesota 3-2 .600 15-3 .833 Northwestern 3-2 .600 14-4 .778 Purdue 3-2 .600 14-4 .778 Iowa 3-2 .600 11-7 .611 Illinois 2-2 .500 12-5 .706 Penn St. 2-2 .500 10-7 .588 Indiana 1-3 .250 11-6 .647 Michigan 1-3 .250 11-6 .647 Ohio St. 0-4 .000 10-7 .588 Rutgers 0-5 .000 11-7 .611 Tuesday’s result Maryland 75, Indiana 72 Wednesday’s results Illinois 85, Michigan 69 Michigan St. 65, Minnesota 47 Thursday’s results Iowa 83, Purdue 78 Northwestern 69, Rutgers 60 Wisconsin 89, Ohio St. 66 Saturday’s games Minnesota at Penn St., 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Nebraska at Michigan, 1 p.m. (BTN) Maryland at Illinois, 5 p.m. (ESPN2) Sunday’s games Rutgers at Indiana, 11 a.m. (BTN) Michigan St. at Ohio St., 12:30 p.m. (CBS) Iowa at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m (BTN) State schedule Saturday’s games Austin Peay at E. Illinois, 11 a.m. N. Illinois at Bowling Green, 11 a.m. Bradley at Indiana St., noon DePaul at Marquette, 1 p.m. S. Illinois at Evansville, 1 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Youngstown St., 6 p.m. Murray St. at SIU-Edwardsville, 7 p.m. W. Illinois at Omaha, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Illinois St., 7 p.m. Chicago St. at Seattle, 9 p.m. Sunday’s games Missouri St. at Loyola, 3 p.m. (ESPNU) Top 25 schedule Saturday’s games No. 1 Baylor at No. 25 Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State, 1 p.m. No. 3 Villanova vs. St. John’s, at Madison Square Garden, 11 a.m. No. 4 UCLA at Utah, 5 p.m. No. 5 Gonzaga vs. No. 21 Saint Mary’s, 9 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky vs. Auburn, 3 p.m. No. 7 Duke at No. 14 Louisville, 11 a.m. No. 8 Creighton vs. Truman State, noon No. 9 Florida State at No. 11 North Carolina, 1 p.m. No. 10 West Virginia at Texas, 3 p.m. No. 12 Butler vs. No. 15 Xavier, 1 p.m. No. 13 Oregon vs. Oregon State, 9:30 p.m. No. 19 Virginia at Clemson, 11 a.m. No. 20 Notre Dame at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. No. 23 Florida vs. Georgia, 11 a.m. No. 24 Minnesota at Penn State, 11 a.m. Sunday’s games No. 22 Cincinnati at East Carolina, 3 p.m. No. 25 Southern Cal at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 43 26 11 6 58 133 108 Boston 45 22 18 5 49 111 110 Ottawa 40 22 14 4 48 103 103 Toronto 40 19 13 8 46 124 118 Florida 44 19 17 8 46 102 119 Tampa Bay 44 20 20 4 44 123 132 Buffalo 42 16 17 9 41 97 119 Detroit 42 17 19 6 40 105 124 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Columbus 41 29 8 4 62 138 91 Washington 42 28 9 5 61 126 86 Pittsburgh 41 26 10 5 57 142 118 N.Y. Rangers 43 28 14 1 57 148 111 Philadelphia 44 22 16 6 50 129 137 Carolina 42 20 15 7 47 114 113 New Jersey 44 17 18 9 43 99 128 N.Y. Islanders 40 16 16 8 40 112 121


Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 45 27 13 5 59 124 113 40 26 9 5 57 130 86 42 21 16 5 47 118 128 42 19 16 7 45 116 112 43 18 17 8 44 114 129 45 20 22 3 43 125 137 40 13 26 1 27 80 134 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 44 23 13 8 54 119 114 San Jose 42 25 15 2 52 112 96 Edmonton 44 22 15 7 51 126 120 Calgary 45 23 20 2 48 118 123 Los Angeles 42 21 17 4 46 107 106 Vancouver 44 20 19 5 45 110 128 Arizona 41 13 22 6 32 90 131 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s results Toronto 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Washington 6, Chicago 0 N.Y. Islanders 5, Florida 2 Carolina 5, Buffalo 2 Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 1 New Jersey 2 Calgary 1 Arizona 4, Winnipeg 3 Saturday’s games Philadelphia at Boston, noon Nashville at Colorado, 2 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 6 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. Columbus at Florida, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 7 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s games Philadelphia at Washington, 11:30 a.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Vancouver, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Chicago Minnesota St. Louis Nashville Dallas Winnipeg Colorado

Friday’s box score

CAPITALS 6, BLACKHAWKS 0 Chicago 0 0 0 — 0 Washington 3 1 2 — 6 First Period–1, Washington, Beagle 7 (Wilson, Winnik), 6:04. 2, Washington, Backstrom 12 (Oshie, Ovechkin), 6:17. 3, Washington, Connolly 6 (Eller, Burakovsky), 17:49. Penalties–None. Second Period–4, Washington, Wilson 3 (Schmidt, Eller), 17:01. Penalties–Connolly, WSH, (interference), 2:31; Schmidt, WSH, (holding), 14:45. Third Period–5, Washington, Oshie 14 (Schmidt, Backstrom), 8:11. 6, Washington, Beagle 8 (Carlson, Wilson), 18:28. Penalties–None. Shots on Goal–Chicago 5-12-7–24. Washington 14-10-10–34. Power-play chances–Chicago 0 of 2. Goalies–Chicago, Darling 11-4-2 (4 shots-3 saves), Crawford 16-9-3 (30-25). Washington, Holtby 21-8-4 (24-24).

Golf Friday’s result

Sony Open

At Waialae Country Club Honolulu Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,044; Par 70 (35-35) Second Round Justin Thomas 59-64—123 Gary Woodland 64-64—128 Hudson Swafford 62-68—130 Justin Rose 66-64—130 Zach Johnson 69-61—130 Webb Simpson 66-65—131 Charles Howell III 65-66—131 Luke List 67-64—131 Satoshi Kodaira 65-66—131 Russell Henley 64-67—131 Russell Knox 64-67—131 Tony Finau 64-67—131 Jamie Lovemark 64-68—132 Rory Sabbatini 63-69—132 Billy Hurley III 64-68—132 Scott Piercy 66-66—132 Miguel Tabuena 67-65—132 Henrik Norlander 67-65—132 Y.E. Yang 67-65—132 Daniel Berger 65-67—132 Jordan Spieth 65-67—132 Hideto Tanihara 67-65—132 Cameron Smith 64-68—132 Bryce Molder 72-61—133 Michael Thompson 65-68—133 Brian Gay 69-64—133 Hideki Matsuyama 66-67—133 Chad Campbell 71-62—133 Mackenzie Hughes 68-65—133 Bill Haas 67-66—133 Jim Herman 66-67—133 Ollie Schniederjans 66-67—133

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Time to produce Slumping McDermott remains confident BY K.C. JOHNSON Chicago Tribune

Doug McDermott insists he’s still confident, that he’s mentally fine. The third-year forward also said he never thinks about what the Bulls surrendered to move up into the lottery and acquire his draft rights in 2014. There’s too much inherent pressure merely to produce in the NBA to add that. But McDermott’s 0-for5 night in Thursday’s loss to the Knicks carried the feel of something bigger. On a night the Bulls were without leading scorer Jimmy Butler, McDermott’s fellow floor spacer Nikola Mirotic and rookie Denzel Valentine, who has showed scoring promise of late, McDermott failed to deliver. After scoring in double figures in five straight games, McDermott is 4-for-22 over his last three. He’s averaging 9.7 points and shooting 33.7 percent from 3-point range, down from last season’s 42.5 percent. “I’m mentally fine. I’m just not making shots right now,” McDermott said. “That’s tough. I didn’t play well in [Washington] or [Thursday night]. I just have to continue to work. I’ve been in the gym. You’re going to go through some stretches like this in the season. You just have to be able to work yourself out of it.” Starting second-round pick Paul Zipser under the auspices of wanting more size and defensive versatility may be fine for a night. Wanting to pair McDermott’s shooting with Rajon Rondo’s new role of quarterbacking the second unit might be acceptable as well. But closing with Zipser, who logged nearly 10 fourth-quarter minutes, over McDermott, who didn’t take a shot in his 3 fourth-quarter minutes, is alarming. “I need to get some more shots in the flow of the offense. I feel a lot of times I’m kind of rushing it,” McDermott said. “Rondo did a great job. I just wasn’t making them. I have to get used


The Bulls’ Doug McDermott (11) has struggled with his shot this season, but says he remains confident.

McDermott by the numbers 2016-17 stats: 27 games (2 starts), 9.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists per game; 29-for-86 (33.7 percent) from 3-point range Career stats: 144 games (6 starts), 7.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.7 assists per game; 152-for-386 (39.4 percent) from 3-point range to playing with Rondo if he’s going to come off the bench. I’m going to have to continue to work with those [second-unit] bigs because part of this is defenses have been all over me. “Teams are pretty much game-planning for me, too, and are more aware of some of our sets that I’ve been getting shots on. But the shots that aren’t going in, that’s on me. They’re going to fall eventually. As a shooter, you just have to keep shooting and not think about the last one.” McDermott, whose projected breakout season has been plagued by two concussions, said he has improved in one area – putting tough games behind him. This week, he has had plenty of practice. “I have a bit of a personality where I want to be perfect,” he said. “But I don’t bring it home with me that much. What I do bring home is a sign of someone who really cares.

“But I’ve really worked on not beating myself up as of late. That allowed me to come back from the concussion to have a pretty good stretch there. Now I have to get back to just shooting the ball and not thinking as much. They need me out there to shoot. I can’t turn down things.” The Bulls didn’t turn down the Nuggets’ asking price of the draft rights to Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris along with a 2015 secondround pick. Later, the Bulls dumped two second-round picks to the Magic to offload Anthony Randolph, whom the Nuggets had packaged in the deal. “They did what they did. I’m happy to be here. I obviously have to be better,” McDermott said. “It’s on me to continue to grow, continue to fit in with this team. But I don’t really think about that trade. It’s in the past.” The Bulls hope McDermott’s shooting struggles are as well.


Red-hot Caps crush ’Hawks BY STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer

WASHINGTON – Jay Beagle scored twice to solidify his status as a Blackhawks killer, and Washington blew out Chicago 6-0 on Friday night to win its eighth consecutive game. In a showdown of the NHL’s hottest teams, the Capitals looked the part and the Blackhawks fell flat, ending their winning streak at four. During their eight-game run to vault to the top of the league standings, the Capitals have snapped five opposing winning streaks of three or more. “We’re playing good hockey right now, and we’re starting to get confident in our game, in our structure,” said Beagle, who has eight goals this season and is just two shy of tying his career high. “Getting these wins against great teams can only build that confidence, and we just got to keep going moving forward.” Beagle’s inexplicable, self-described “weird” showing of six goals in eight career games against the Blackhawks notwithstanding, this win streak has been built on contributions from almost every player. Three different


The Blackhawks’ Michal Rozsival (32) gets tangled up with the Capitals’ John Carlson (74) and Tom Wilson (43) during Friday’s game in Washington. lines were in on the scoring Friday, as all six goals came at even strength. But the biggest piece of the streak is goaltender Braden Holtby, who stopped all 24 shots he faced against the Blackhawks, and is 9-2-2 with a 1.34 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and five shutouts in his past 14 games. He hasn’t allowed an even-strength goal in five games. “I worked on a few things that I wanted to get better at, but we’ve been playing pretty well through that stretch, too,” said Holtby, who leads the league with six shutouts. “There’s still things

to work on, but our game and my game are going in the right direction.” Chicago’s game was going in the right direction, but took a nosedive Friday. A would-be goal from Vinnie Hinostroza was called back for goaltender interference, and Corey Crawford was pulled after allowing five goals on 30 shots. Coach Joel Quenneville called it a failure “across the board.” “It was a big game to start with, and we didn’t meet the challenge,” Quenneville said. “Let’s forget about this one, because there’s nothing good about it.”

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Falcons get a second shot at topping Seattle

Montgomery leads GB rushing attack to face the Cowboys BY GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Packers running back Ty Montgomery remembers vividly the time he scored a touchdown on the Dallas Cowboys’ home turf. He was a kid playing Pop Warner football during halftime of a Cowboys game at Texas Stadium. Little Ty took the handoff near midfield, went up the middle and ran for a 60-yard touchdown. Now Montgomery, who is from Dallas, has a chance to do it again, but this time as an NFL player. Green Bay travels to Dallas on Sunday for a divisional round playoff game at the Cowboys’ current home, AT&T Stadium. “I always had dreams of playing at Cowboys Stadium. I remember, specifically up to this day ... having a dream of playing running back in Texas Stadium,” Montgomery said. “I didn’t know that AT&T was going to be built.” He’ll get a good look at the Cowboys’ spacious and glitzy home on Sunday. A trip home to Texas is fitting in a season in which Montgomery switched from receiver to running back to help fill the void left by the season-ending ankle injury to Eddie Lacy in October. Montgomery was a running back growing up. He was a running back in high school. He was switched to receiver in college at Stanford, and the Packers drafted him in the third round in 2015 as a receiver. But Montgomery’s versatility remained an asset. The Packers initially viewed him as someone who might fill a role similar to that of receiver Randall Cobb earlier in his career. Cobb used to line up in the backfield with more frequency. Montgomery had a breakout



Packers running back Ty Montgomery scored a touchdown on the Cowboys’ home turf when he was a kid playing Pop Warner football during halftime of a Cowboys game at Texas Stadium. Now Montgomery, who is from Dallas, has a chance to do it again in a divisional-round playoff game at AT&T Stadium.

Packers at Cowboys When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington TV: FOX Odds: Cowboys by 5 Last meeting: Cowboys won 30-16 Week 6 in Green Bay game in his new role, rushing for 162 yards and two scores on 16 carries in a 30-27 win on Dec. 18 against the Chicago Bears. Montgomery hasn’t come close to the production he had against the Bears. It’s in part due to McCarthy going with fullback Aaron Ripkowski at times in certain matchups. Christine Michael, who was acquired from Seattle off waivers in November, has also shown flashes of a speedy, slashing style in the backfield that the Packers haven’t had in recent years. As for Montgomery, every week gives him another

chance to get more acclimated to blitz pick-ups and protection schemes, as well as reading how defenses are playing him. “He continues to improve. He’s certainly making strides,” offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said. Montgomery still wears No. 88, typically worn by receivers, because rules state that he cannot switch numbers in the middle of the year. “Some teams might gameplan me as a receiver. Some teams might game-plan me as a running back and adjust accordingly, I’m not sure,” Montgomery said. “But

however it goes, it’s not really going to change my approach on what I’m trying to get done.” He’s sure to have plenty of friends and family in the stands at Sunday’s game cheering him on, a scene that should conjure up childhood memories. Montgomery said he was at Texas Stadium on Oct. 27, 2002, when Cowboys star and future Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith broke the NFL career rushing record previously held by Walter Payton. Montgomery worked in concessions sometimes, selling water and hot dogs. But Montgomery isn’t making a big deal out of this weekend’s homecoming. “It’s just another game,” he said. “It’s nice to be going home, but it’s another game.”


Texans know they face huge challenge New England enters divisional playoff game as a double-digit favorite BY KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots on Saturday night. The Texans are 1-7 against the Patriots. They are winless in New England all-time, including a shutout loss this season when Tom Brady was out because of a suspension. The Patriots enter the game as 15½-point favorites over the visiting Texans – just the sixth time since 1966 that a team has been favored by at least 15 points in a playoff game. In the five previous occasions, only one underdog – the New York Jets in Joe Namath’s Super Bowl guarantee – won the game. New England says it isn’t taking anything for granted

Texans at Patriots When: 7 p.m. Saturday Odds: Patriots by 15½ Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough TV: CBS Last meeting: Patriots won 27-0 Week 3 at home in the divisional-round matchup against the NFL’s top-ranked defense. But how does Houston, which lost 27-0 in Week 3 to a Patriots team without Brady, go about beating a team that is one of the biggest favorites in playoff history? “The first thing that jumps out, you have to protect the ball. If you are going to beat the Patriots, especially in Foxborough, you can’t have any turnovers,” Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler said. “If you have turnovers, you are giving Tom additional chances to score

points ... and that’s never going to be good for your football team.” That will be easier said than done against a Patriots defense that has been creating turnovers at a high rate during a sevengame win streak. New England’s defense went three straight weeks in the middle of the season without forcing a turnover, but had 14 of its 23 total takeaways over the final six games. The Texans turned it over three times in the first meeting. Two of the turnovers – fumbles on kickoffs – led to 14 points.

ATLANTA – As with any rematch, there are certainly things that both teams learned about each other the first time around. Then again, so much will be different when the Atlanta Falcons host Seattle in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. Especially for the Seahawks. Seattle found a running game in its playoff opener, and quarterback Russell Wilson appears as healthy as he’s been all season. Yet the defense looks a lot less imposing without safety Earl Thomas, out for the season with a broken leg. Most significantly, this game will be at the Georgia Dome, costing the Seahawks perhaps the most imposing home-field advantage in the NFL. A 26-24 victory over the Falcons in Week 6 was at the Link. “We’ve got the best fans in the world,” said Wilson, no doubt mindful that Seattle is 8-1 at home this season but just 3-4-1 on the road. “We don’t take that for granted.” In addition to having the fans on their side for the rematch, the Falcons look a bit different on the field. The young defense, with as many as four rookie starters, has grown up considerably over the latter part of the season, even after a season-ending injury to its best cornerback, Desmond Trufant. Vic Beasley, in particular, established himself as one of the league’s most dominant pass rushers. “Both teams now are a better version of themselves than when we played back then,” said Falcons coach Dan Quinn, a former defensive coordinator in Seattle. The Atlanta offense has been on point all season. Led by quarterback Matt Ryan, one of the leading contenders for MVP, the Falcons (11-5) romped to the NFC South title and a first-round bye behind the league’s highest-scoring offense, averaging nearly 34 points a game. Ryan has been especially accurate on his deep throws, an area of vulnerability for the Seahawks without their star safety. In the first meeting, Thomas had one of just seven interceptions Ryan threw all season. “His accuracy is phenomenal,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “He puts it in all of the right spots.” While Ryan is coming off the best season of his career, completing 69.9 percent for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns, his career mark in the playoffs is just 1-4. In an interesting twist, that lone postseason win came against Seattle during the divisional round 4 years ago, when he guided the Falcons to a last-second, 30-28 victory after the Falcons blew a 20-point lead. Ryan said the past won’t be a factor in this game. “I feel like I’m playing my best,” he said, “better than I ever have.” Seattle’s inconsistent run game got a big – and surprising – boost out of Thomas Rawls in last week’s wild-card victory over Detroit. Rawls rushed for 161 yards, a franchise playoff record that caught everyone off guard after the running backs produced just two 100-yard games during the entire regular season; the Seahawks didn’t even rush for 100 yards as a team in the final three games. That 100-yard mark is a big number. Under Carroll, the Seahawks have just one playoff victory when failing to reach triple figures on the ground.

Seahawks at Falcons AP

The Texans and quarterback Brock Osweiler are 15½-point underdogs to New England on Saturday.

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta TV: FOX Odds: Falcons by 4 Last meeting: Seahawks won 26-24 Week 6 in Seattle


Haley brought offensive know-how to Pittsburgh BY WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH – Todd Haley will pull out the video during the occasional meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers as a gag, yeah, but also to prove a point. The screen flickers and there the Steelers offensive coordinator is nearly a decade ago, working in the same job with the Arizona Cardinals and running pass routes every Friday against strength coach John Lott. Quarterback Kurt Warner throwing spiral after spiral. Haley meticulously – though slowly – making sure to get the steps right.

Steelers at Chiefs When: 7:20 p.m. Sunday Where: Arrowhead Stadium TV: NBC Odds: Chiefs by 1 Last meeting: Steelers won 43-14 Week 4 in Pittsburgh During the sessions, Haley would go through every conceivable option. The competitor in him wanting to get open. The coach in him wanting to get a feel for what he’s asking his players to do. Then on Saturdays, the Arizona wide receivers would pop in the film and grade Haley’s performance, laughing all the while.

All these years later, the image of Haley churning downfield is still a hit. Only these days, it’s Steelers AllPro wide receiver Antonio Brown leading the judging panel, reveling in his longheld belief that Haley is a pass-catcher at heart. “Todd thinks he’s one of us,” Brown said earlier this season. There’s more than a bit of ego in the 49-year-old Haley, who molded the dynamic offense that helped the Cardinals to the Super Bowl in 2008 season and has created a football hydra in Pittsburgh, where Brown, QB Ben Roethlisberger and running back Le’Veon Bell have the Steelers

(12-5) within two games of a shot at a seventh title. Sunday’s showdown against the AFC West champion Chiefs (12-4) marks Kansas City’s first home game since the wild-card round in 2010, when Haley, then the Chiefs’ head coach, saw a promising season end with a lopsided 30-7 loss to Baltimore. Less than a year later, Haley was fired with the team at 5-8 and his fiery approach wearing thin both in the locker room and the front office. “I don’t really have much to say about that,” safety Eric Berry said this week about Haley’s 45-game tenure. Neither does Haley.


Deep passes have been a big part of the Falcons’ offense with MVP candidate Matt Ryan this year, and something the Seahawks have had trouble with.

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STERLING Apts. For Rent No pets. No Exceptions! Call 815-716-0367. Near CGH & Rec Center, Nice 1BR garage, applcs., $450/mo., 1830 3rd Ave. 815-499-0199 Quiet 1BR, no pets Stove, refrig. & util. furn. 815-625-0624 Studio apt $325/ mo. and Nice 1BR apt. $400/mo. Call 773-319-0059.

Ages 62 and older We have 1BR's and Efficiency available now! Call 815-718-2087 Prophet Manor Apartments Prophetstown EHO

2BR Heat Included NO PETS $475, 630-772-5051


2BR upper, Dixon Dells. stove, refrig., air, garage w/ opener, basic cable & garbage p/u furnished, No Pets, Ref, & lease. $500/ mo. + $500 dep. 815-652-2042.

1 & 2 BR Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR $425 + dep. Util. Incl. No pets. 815-994-0945 Lg.1BR, No pets. $425. 815-718-1784 or 815 625-4701

2BR, 1 ba., first floor. Attached garage, laundry fac. $525/mo. 497 Martin St. Call 224806-3564

Newly remodeled 1BR, stove & refrig. $475/mo. Dep. & refs. req. No pets. 815-440-2608 or 815-622-3892. Nice 2BR Duplex, C/A, stove, refrig., 403 Circle Dr. No pets. $450/mo. + dep. 815-625-2268

Must see- 2BR clean, quiet. No smoking or pets. $500+ dep. 815-690-2711



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Search for local job listings at BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 BUSINESS FOR SALE/ LEASE Beautiful beer garden area. Formerly Ellis Bistro or Prophetstown. Call 815-5379019.

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Avonlea Cottage of Dixon C.N.A. Full Time 3pm- 11pm & Part time, 11pm-7am Cook- part time Apply in person 503 Countryside Lane in Dixon or call 815-288-6044


DENTAL Treatment Coordinator in Sterling Our dental practice is seeking a fulltime dental treatment coordinator to propose and explain treatments to patients in our office. Our minimum expectations include: a professional demeanor, the drive to excel, a self-motivated attitude, ability to understand patient dental needs as well as educate patients regarding dental treatment and support our dentist's diagnosis. Other responsibilities include: arranging financial agreements, scheduling treatment, and responsible for successful and legal tracking of treatment and finances. An ideal candidate is organized and focused, as well as a friendly, caring and kind personality. Education, prior experience in dentistry, and your business skills enhance your overall suitability. Respond by telling us why you would be an asset to our team and include a resume. Please send your information to: sterlingdental opportunity@


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Be the Heart of a Thriving, Modern Dental Practice We're looking for a Front Desk Administrator/ Receptionist who is organized, energetic, and highly personable. You will be the face and voice that launches our relationships with new patients and maintains a positive connection with our existing patients. Our minimum expectations are: professional demeanor, reliability, dedication, and patient and caring as well as an independent and selfmotivated attitude. Beyond that, your education, your prior experience, and your business skills enhance your overall suitability.


Immediate full time opening for Receiving and Delivery Person. Must have a good driving record, some computer skills, and people skills, plus be able to lift 75lbs. Please send resume to

or apply at 501 Locust Street, Sterling.

Registered Nurse, will do home care, Experienced, detrustpendable, worthy, kind. Must be within 10 mi. radius of Dixon. 779245-1542

We are committed to training the right person. Respond by telling us why you would be a great asset to our team, and include a resume or a description of your experience. Please send to: sterlingdental opportunity@



Flex - O - Glass, a leader in the Blown Film Plastics industry is seeking an experienced Crew Foreman for its Dixon, IL location. The ideal candidate should have at least five years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the plastic film and sheet industry. Flex - O - Glass offers an excellent benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should email their resume to

Hospice of the Rock River Valley

Seeks Full-Time & Part-Time Nurses You’ll find more than a job at Hospice of the Rock River Valley; you’ll find a family of dedicated professionals providing care in the communities we serve. You can become a part of our team. Nurses are responsible for direct patient care and participate with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate patient care and services. Individual must have IL license & be able to work rotating on-call schedule. Computer skills & reliable transportation required. Knowledge & experience of hospice services & philosophy preferred. LPNs welcome to apply & will be considered. Competitive salary & benefits. EOE Apply to: Emily Taylor, ED, Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 2600 N. Locust St., Ste B, Sterling, IL 61081 or

Position Openings

Pre-K Teacher: Oregon/Rochelle/Sterling Teacher Assistant: Savanna Parent/Child Educator: Rochelle (must be bi-lingual) Site Supervisor: Oregon/Rochelle Family and Community Service Worker: Rochelle (must be bi-lingual) Assistant Office Manager: Rock Falls For job opportunities and information on how you can join our Head Start team visit our website at and/or call us at 1-800-323-5434 and ask for the Head Start Program. T.C.O.C is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a United Way Partner.

JSP Mold has an immediate opening for a Mold Designer in our Milledgeville, Illinois facility. Working in a team environment, Mold Designers are required to produce complete 3D mold and fixture assemblies from customer supplied data. Designers must communicate design intent of their models to CAM programmers and support mold and fixture construction from concept through final assembly. • This position requires an Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent design experience. • Qualified candidates must demonstrate ability to use Siemens NX Assemblies, Modeling, and Drafting Packages. • Experience with a CAM package is a plus, but not a requirement. • Strong surfacing and freeform modeling skills are also a plus. • Ability to read complex part drawings from automotive suppliers is a must; therefore, strong GD&T skills are required. • Ability to use Microsoft Office Products is also required.


Please apply online at SM-ST14221-0114


Join our Team of Caring Professionals!!! Due to continued increase in our census we are recruiting the following positions: Full and part time RN’S $28.00 Full and part time LPN’S $24.00 CNA-$11.50

Dietary aide & Dietary Cook

Tri-County Opportunities Council

CGH Medical Center is a patient-focused organization, dedicated to providing the best possible health care services. We are committed to promoting employee growth and satisfaction. CGH offers extremely competitive salaries and an ag impressive benefits package. Due to expanding clinic services, RN Full Time and Part Time opportunities include: LPN

Consider the rewards of hospice nursing! You can make a real difference in people’s lives when it matters most!

Weekend only, 12/Hr shifts Also Available with Increased Pay

Casey's General Store accepting applications for Store Manager Rock Falls IL. location 1st Ave. Food Service Leader Rock Falls IL Dixon Ave. Food Service Leader and Shift Leader Dixon IL. Each position is Full time with benefits. Insurance, 401K, opportunity to continue growing with the company Willing to work variety of shifts including weekends & holidays. Apply online at


Competitive New Salary Scale, Benefits, Scheduling and Sign-On Bonus Available.

Up to $750 Sign on Bonus for C.N.A.s We are hiring for 2nd and 3rd shifts. Starting pay is $11/hr Weekend Warrior Program $12/hour.

Apply online at: Or in person at Winning Wheels 701 E. 3rd St., Prophetstown, IL 61277 Pre-employment drug screen, background check

Aperion Care-Amboy 15 West Wasson Street, Amboy, IL 61310

Production Planner Work for a dynamic, innovative and GROWING WorldClass automotive supplier! BorgWarner has an opportunity for a Production Planner. If you are self-motivated and are committed to continuous learning, professional growth and success, please read on… Our Production Planners support efficient production operations by coordinating the optimal delivery of purchased items to meet production needs. Related responsibilities include analyzing sales orders and production schedules, maintaining our ERP system, communicating with customers and internal team members on delivery issues and resolution strategies, coordinating shipments to ensure low cost and maintaining positive customer relations. Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor Degree in Business or substitutable experience, two years related Production Planning experience and strong skill sets in the following areas: Mfg. processes, ERP systems, quality systems, problem-solving, customer relations, and Microsoft Office. Our work environment values learning, team work, innovation and continuous improvement. Professional development is supported through a generous educational assistance policy. BorgWarner also provides Gold Standard health and wellness benefits and programs. We offer a very competitive compensation package, including a savings and investment plan with company match. BorgWarner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For immediate consideration please submit your application and resume through our Career Opportunity System on BorgWarner. com or E-Mail to the following:

BorgWarner Emissions Systems • Dixon, IL 61021 EEOC


WOODHAVEN ASSOCIATION is seeking to fill the following positions in our Public Safety and Recreation departments:

Full-time Dispatcher Responsibilities Include Greeting property owners, monitoring alarms and surveillance cameras, answering phones,taking and delivering messages and issuing passes and taking payments. Computer experience is required and familiarity with CB and FM radios a plus. A friendly personality and positive attitude are a must. Hours are Midnight till 8 a.m., We offer an excellent benefit package. Holidays and Weekends are Required.

Part-time Patrol Officer Responsibilities Include Patrolling the building and grounds of Woodhaven.Candidates must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License,good communication skills and the ability to work independently.Qualifications preferred - 1st responder and/or EMT Certification. Hours - Nights, holidays and weekend work.

Part-time Dispatcher Responsibilities Include Greeting property owners,issuing passes and delivering messages. Computer experience is required and familiarity withy CB and FM radios a plus. A friendly personality and positive attitude are a must.


Kunes Country Auto Group of Sterling is in need of an experienced detailer. Duties will include: • Washing, Waxing, and Buffing vehicles • Overall reconditioning of our vast inventory The following qualifications are a plus: • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet our business needs • Dependable, detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment

Contact Joe McGlennon 815-631-5167


Jr. Salesforce Administrator Rotary Airlock Rock Falls, IL

Requirements: • Experience in Boolean Programming • Attention to detail • Thoroughness • Ability to Work Independently • Time Management Rotary Airlock, a manufacturer of airlock valves, has an opening for a Jr. Salesforce Administrator. The essential functions of the position include: • Develop and maintain workflows • Monitor software for issues • Assist with program implementations and changes • Assist in the development of end user automation solutions • Assist with help desk requests from employees Work Environment: This position is in an office environment and requires sitting for long periods of time. Will use a computer the majority of the day. Wages and Hours: Starting pay is $12.00-$14.00/hour depending on experience. Hours are 6:00 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Benefits Available After 90 Days: • 2 weeks paid vacation • 1 week paid personal time • Company paid holidays-currently 10 days per year • Health Insurance • Life Insurance • 401K-Company matches up to 4% Please submit resumes to No phone calls please.

Hours - Nights, holidays and weekend work.

Part-time ReePlex Manager JSP Mold is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package including a 401k plan along with a stimulating international environment that fosters collaboration and creativity.

Responsibilities Include Supervising the Recreation Complex; which includes a full service ice cream shop, craft program,arcade,mini golf operation,and day camp program.This position is full-time during the summer season withy some off season hours.This position would involve the supervision,scheduling and evaluation of approximately 20 staff members. Hours - Nights, holidays and weekend work.

We invite qualified applicants to E-Mail resumes to and visit our website at

Interested applicants should apply online at in person or by resume to: Woodhaven Association Human Resources Departments P.O.Box 110 Sublette,IL 61367 Fax:815/849-5116 Phone: 815/849-5209


Rotary Airlock is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline for accepting resumes is Friday, January 27, 2017 SM-ST14209-0114


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Maintenance Mechanic needed to help service electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, also perform other general factory maintenance. Insurance, 401K, competitive wages, etc. Apply in person: 147 E 2nd Ave. Rochelle IL. Nutrition Community Worker Fun job sharing health and nutrition information with people of all ages. Two poavailable, sitions Whiteside County and Ogle County. position to FT plan/prepare/ teach about healthy eating. No degree required, all training provided. 1-yr relevant experience. $12.77/hr w/ benefits. For information about how to apply, Call 815/732-2191 for Ogle or 815/632-3611 for Whiteside by 1/31/17. University of Illinois is an AA/EOE PART TIME OFFICE POSITION 15 hours per week. Must have 2 years experience, office (i.e. Accounts Receivable; Accounts General Payable, Ledger Excel, Word) •Must be dependable & detail oriented •Only qualified. applicants need respond. •There are no benefits with this position. Please send replies, salary requirement and 3 references to Box #:1356 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 The deadline for submission is: January 25, 2017

“The People Professionals” 102 S. Galena Ave 2nd floor, DIXON 815-835-3000 Now Hiring: •Welders •Mechanical Assembly •General Labor •General Clerical •Sales ------------Apply online at: hughes The Village of Franklin Grove is seeking candidates for the following full-time positions: Streets & Alleys Employee •Snow Removal Backhoe Experience•CDL w/ air brakes•General Equipment Skills 2. Water & Sewer Employee •Wastewater 3 License •Class C Water License •CDL-desired -----------Send resume to the following address by 1-20-17: Village of Franklin Grove P.O.Box 105 Franklin Grove, IL 61031 franklingrove@ wireless.essex1. com


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Wipfli LLP is currently looking for seasonal Office Assistants for the upcoming tax season for our Dixon Office. This will be a limited term employment opportunity for the period of January 30, 2017 through April 18, 2017 with the possibility of rehire for future tax seasons. Primary responsibilities include general administrative support and client deliveries as necessary. Visit our Careers page at to learn more about this opportunity and to apply online. Wipfli is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Looking to start a new Career! SBM, the area's largest supplier of office supplies, furniture and machines in the Sauk Valley area, has an opening for a Service Technician Apprentice. SBM's apprenticeship is a two year training program designed to train you on all aspects of service and repair of Sharp and HP devices. The combining of on the job training with academic study with a good salary and excellent training environment make for an excellent opportunity. Applicants should possess good communication skills, both written and verbal. No prior experience required. Full time, M-F, 9-5. Please send resume/inquiry to



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DIXON 2BR 2 story Duplex North & West of Dixon 4.5mi. Yard, garage. $500 mo. + dep. & refs. 815973-3223 a.m. 2BR, appliances, fenced garage, yard, basement. Lease. $725/ mo. Non smoking. No pets. Sec. Dep. 815-973-2105. 4 bed, 2 bath house in Dixon lg. kitchen, all applcs., laundry rm., fenced yard, 2 car garage, $900/mo. Call 815-622-2725 Sm. Cozy 2BR atgarage tached $550/mo. + dep. 815-973-5886

MILLEDGEVILLE 3BR 2 BA 2 car duplex garage $550/mo. + dep., no util. incl., no pets, ref. required. or 815-973-4228 815-947-2931 4BR, newer floorRefs. req. ing. Appliances incl. $550/mo. No dogs. 815-499-1793.

POLO 2BR Country home, 1.5 mi. from Polo. 2 car garage. No pets. Call 815441-3299

ROCK FALLS 1BR, bsmt., applc + garage, no pets, $450/mo. 815-7181784 or 625-4701 Cute 3BR, all redone. Why Rent?™ $598/mo. 815-878-7399. Nice, Clean, 2BR, 2BA house. Rock Falls. No smoking, No pets. $600/mo. 815-716-8644 Small 2BR, no pets Call 815-6250624.

STERLING 2BR Townhome $600/mo. Hampton Apts. 625-7043 3BR, 1 ½ bath. No pets. Call 815-625-0624 3BR, 1102 1st Ave. $875/mo. Call 815626-8790. Nice 2BR, No smoking/pets.$700/ mo. 815-718-5488





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No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

I Buy: Antiques, collectibles, toys, post cards, etc. 815-445-6151.



Kenmore 14.8 cu. ft. white refrig./ freezer. New in 2008. Very good cond. $250. 815Chad684-9997 wick, IL



Mattress sets: $99, Full Twin $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Bunk Bed $298. Call 309451-7477

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 ABC Border Collie puppies, beautifully marked. 6 wks. wormed. Shots, Males $450, Females $500. 815631-7391 (no text) Looking for Hifemale malayan kitten 6mos. or younger to 1yr old. Call 847-254-0154 Neutered Vaccinated Cat, workshop cat or single home (not cat good with other 815-499cats), 9923 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!



MTD Snowblower 3hp 2 cyl 21” cut, new auger, good cond., $250 815973-3223



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SHOE REPAIR ZIPPER REPAIR & ALTERATIONS Grummert's Hardware Sterling, Rock Falls, & also Shaw's Marketplace 214 Washington Prophetstown

Ladder rack for full size pick up. $150 obo. 815-225-7904 or 815-590-5852 Mens Brunswick triple crown 14/16 bowling ball. sz. 8 shoes & bag. $35 815-626-7115


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New furniture & beds wholesale. Also used twin, full, queen, king beds. Electric lift recliner, washer, dryer, refrig., sofas, dresser, recliner, table/ chairs. 815-718-4385

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License-Bonded Insured NO JOB TOO SMALL All your home Improvement needs Remodeling of baths, basements & kitchens Custom showers Siding-Decks etc. 815-440-3519

Gutters Roofing Serving the Sauk Valley Areas for over 15 years •On the Job Manufactured • Expert Installation •Competitive prices •Best Quality Materials, Guaranteed •5” and 6” Seamless Gutters for Residential, Industrial & Commercial Needs •Leaf Free Gutter Protection Systems •Licensed •Bonded •Insured FREE Estimates 815-213-0704

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JOHN'S CLEANUP & REMOVAL Anything goes!! Estate Cleanups PHONE 815-622-0240


Dumpster Rental

Dumpster Rental for Clean-ups & Construction Small & Large containers avail. Tidy Bug Inc. Dixon, IL 815-456-3001

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Do you want lower cost per bushel and higher yield per acre? Maximize your profits and increase your yields with a world-class crop management system! Call 815-438-5014 Cell 815-499-6090 Tampico, IL www.300bushel

Fireplaces Fireplaces Gas Wood Stoves Inserts Log Sets Doors Service Repair Install Visit our Showrooms Anselmo's 1235 W. LeFevre Rd., Sterling 815-625-3519

•Climate Controlled Storage •Low-Cost Moving Truck Rental •Confidential Document Shredding •We Ship FedEx & UPS! •Expert Packaging Services •Value Boxes & Packaging Supplies •EBAY and EMOTORS Internet Auction Sales Over 15,000 Sales •Office Hours: Mon-Fri. ☛ 8:306, Sat. ☛ 8:30noon 690 Timber Creek Rd. Dixon, (815)285-2212

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•Family Owned Accounting Firm •Downtown Dixon We pride ourselves in offering Quality Services at Competitive Rates. •Currently Offering free initial consultations regarding tax preparation services. Please call 815-677-9216 to set up your appointment today!

Handyman HANDYMAN/ GENERAL CONTRACTING Bathroom/Kitchen Rehabs, Complete Remodels, Drywall Painting, Flooring (tile, linoleum, wood, carpet) All types of home repairs. Free Estimates Insured-Bonded 815-564-7428

Tanning bed great cond. 28 bulbs, 2 face tanners. Salon gently setting, used. $1600. 815537-9019.


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he temperatures dropped, the snow started and I faced a choice in the garage _ with hockey bag in one hand, kids’ backpacks in the other. In my pocket were two key fobs, one that promised something fun and new, the other assuring me of the practical but dull. The red pill in one pocket, the blue pill in the other. But this was reality, not the Matrix, so I took the blue pill and drove the Buick Envision through the snow with the family to our sundry activities. The tossable Toyota 86 coupe would have to wait. The initial deprivation of driving a crossover while anticipating a season-limited sports coupe soon passed. Lulled by the comfort and competence of Buick’s allnew compact crossover, I experienced in microcosm the dilemma confronting most car buyers: buy the fun one or the practical one? The practical usually wins. The Buick Envision does practical nicely, and is vital to maintain Buick’s resurgence in a crossover-crazy world where automakers cannot rely on two crossovers alone. The Envision is built in China, where Buick is the second bestselling brand. Offered there first, Envision has helped GM’s premium brand boost sales by a record 23 percent compared with 2015. It’s impressive growth for a lineup of only six _ now seven _ vehicles, and has been fueled by the best-selling subcompact crossover Encore introduced just four years ago.

2017 Buick Envision is a premium crossover with a value proposition The Envision slots between Encore and the large three-row midsize crossover known as Enclave.

Redundant thumb-controlled steering buttons are easy to understand, with a dynamic display in the instrument cluster that lets you do everything you could do in the 8-inch touch screen mounted in the center of the dash.

however. Buick is proud of its large storage console with dual-wing covers. It houses a lot without being obtrusive _ including two of four USB ports throughout the available Wi-Fi connected car. Rear passengers can access it as well.

feelcramped in the five-seater. Headroom and legroom were ample.

The 2-liter turbocharged engine never got our pulse going, which may be preferred in an all-wheel-drive people hauler. It was punchy when The wood elements extending it needed to be, and the sixacross the dash are a nice new speed transmission shifted look in an old-school style, predictably. We had no There is plenty of room in back, doubts in slick conditions which is complemented by with 26.9 cubic feet of cargo the luxury class’s obligatory but the powertrain overall is space, less than its Chevy, GMC unremarkable. analog clock. The center stack is simple, which is a great thing, and Cadillac counterparts, but more than Acura RDX and especially compared with And that’s fine. Envision is a Lincoln MKC. The 60-40 rear competitors such as Acura, premium value proposition, seats can be folded down via Infiniti and Lexus. There are which isn’t as oxymoronic as it handles accessible in the hatch, sounds. Most people prefer to The compact platform is shared seven big buttons for audio and there’s legroom enough to with Chevy Cruze, Chevy and screen functions. The be swaddled without having not have to worry about folding to pay for it. Advanced safety Equinox, and GMC Terrain, but only misstep was the touchdown the headrests. not all GM crossovers are the sensitive temperature gauge technology abounds, including same, especially on the inside. that didn’t work in Cadillac and park assist, lane charge alert, We traveled with two kids There are no volume or radio is simplified here. You’ll need forward collision alert and dial buttons on the back of the to take gloves off to change the in back, the cargo area more in a long standard packed with gear, and didn’t steering wheel, which is nice. temp. It keeps the design neat, features list. It’s not distinct _ few crossovers are _ but the Envision extends what Buick does best by offering a quiet, smooth ride in a simplified-yet-stylish interior design at a good price. Standard goodies include heated seats, heated steering wheel, Bose sound system, rear seat climate control, and on the outside, side-mirror-mounted indicators and 19-inch alloy wheels. 815-288-4455







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Is it worth keeping the LLC? Probably

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Corporate safety coordinator Tonya Bush can help customers pick out that new look at Discount Eyewear’s Dixon location.

Business owner has a casual, friendly approach to eyewear BY PAM EGGEMEIER 815-625-3600, ext. 5570 @pam_eggemeier

hen Bob Klomann looked at where his customers were coming from, one thing was plain to see: He needed a shop in Dixon. It was a natural fit for Klomann, owner of Discount Eyewear, which has had a shop in Rock Falls for more than a decade. “We were drawing a lot of people from Dixon, so we figured they’d love it if we came to them,” Klomann said. Klomann, of Rock Falls, remodeled the building at 847 N. Galena Ave. for his eyewear expansion and opened up the shop late last year. The building most recently was home to Folsom’s Bakery. His partner is optometrist Darrin Vits of Dixon. Vits was on staff at the Sterling-Rock Falls Clinic for 7 years before teaming up with Klomann more than 2 years ago. He works at the Rock Falls and Dixon offices. EYEWEAR continued on C84

Discount Eyewear Locations: 847 N. Galena Ave., Dixon; 723 U.S. Route 30 West, Rock Falls Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Contact: 815-625-6195;;

daveRAMSEY Financial straight talk. For more advice, plus special readers offers, visit davesays. org or call 88822-PEACE.

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Discount Eyewear carries many different styles of safety glasses as well.

Dear Dave, My wife and I are debt-free, plus she has a business giving music lessons. We formed a limited liability corporation last year when she had several students and was making more than $3,000 a month, but that all changed when our first baby arrived. Now, she has only a few students, and brings in about $700 per month. Should we dissolve the LLC? – Ben Dear Ben, First, congratulations on being debt-free and new parents. Happy New Year to you all! In most states, the only upfront cost for an LLC is the money you pay for the initial set up. There might be a small fee for a business license and subsequent annual renewal, but that generally doesn’t add up to much. Then, there’s the money you pay for filing your tax return on the LLC once a year. Even if you live in a state where there are other fees to consider, as long as the cost of maintaining the LLC wasn’t killing you, I’d recommend keeping it in place. You went to the trouble of opening it, and you just might use it again someday. Even if your wife is staying home with the baby, she just might be able to take on more students again as time goes by. Just be reasonable and use common sense. If you spend $3,000 to stay open, and you’re making $700, you’d dissolve it, right? But as long as you don’t have fees that are making you cringe, I’d probably leave it in place. – Dave RAMSEY continued on C84


Human connections remain important in digital world CEO: About 30 percent of job-seekers’ time should be spent online, 70 percent networking BY NEAL ST. ANTHONY Tribune News Service

MINNEAPOLIS – Human connections still rule, even in the digital-saturated era of online job searches, the networking website LinkedIn, and checking out job candidates on Facebook. “Social media is just a tool to learn about somebody,” said Teresa Daly, a founder and CEO of Navigate Forward,

which works with professionals in search of their next jobs. “Networking is still more important. That goes whether you’re just trying to meet and stay in touch with folks in your field who one day might serve as a reference, or an employer, or you’re in an earnest job search. “Your time should be spent about 30 percent online and 70 percent networking with

people,” Daly said. “Networking for a job is about connecting with the right people in the right positions with the right message. You have to be able to say, ‘Here’s what I’ve done and here’s what I’m looking for.’” Job candidates still need to have the basic qualifications for the positions they’re seeking. It doesn’t help to network for a financial analyst position if you’re a zoologist and lack the basic skills. CONNECTIONS continued on C84

Job counselors say networking allows job seekers to set up their own informal groups of contacts who might know somebody or who can help them get the coveted interview with a live person. Tribune News Service


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Participants of the Sauk Valley Leadership program gathered Dec. 14 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. The curriculum topic was strategic planning. Steve Nunez, vice president of research, planning and informational affairs at Sauk Valley Community College, led the discussion. The community topic was health. The session’s goal was to provide those attending with a better understanding of what the major health issues are in the area. Dr. Paul Steinke, president and CEO of CGH, was the keynote speaker. Panel members are (from left) Marcia Widolff, care coordinator of Whiteside County Health Department; Sherry Dewalt, certified health coach at CGH; Erin Desutter, director of substance abuse services at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois; Mary Whalen, vice president of human resources of Raynor Garage Doors; and Dave Schreiner, president and CEO of KSB Hospital.

With ears and hooves, Brayden, a student in Shelly Herbst’s class at West Carroll Primary School in Savanna, shows his cow features during an Ag in the Classroom program at the school. Fellow students Damian begins to take on the attributes of a cow with added the features to make him more cow-like. Pho- the help of his classmates in Christa Curley’s classtos submitted by Melinda Charbonneau. room.

Landon, a student in Angela Kamper’s class, posed as a cow while fellow students added items to enhance his appearance.

Carroll County students study cattle at school SAVANNA – Students in first grade at West Carroll Primary School were taught about dairy and beef cattle through an Ag in the Classroom program. During the first part of the presentation, they discovered the difference between the cattle. Then the class discussed what all cattle had in common and how they are different from

a human. This was done through a demonstration. A volunteer from each class was “dressed,” as a cow while their classmates came up with features to make the volunteer more cow-like. Items that were added included hooves, large ears, a flyswatter tail, an udder, four stomach parts, and a long sandpaper tongue.

After the demonstration, the children played Beefo bingo designed to teach them about beef byproducts. The program pointed out that almost the entire beef animal can be used to benefit man in some way. From a typical 1,000-pound steer, 400 pounds are used for beef to eat, and the remain-


ing 600 pounds are used as byproducts. The cattle hides become leather items, such as furniture, automobiles, volleyballs, basketballs, and baseball gloves. Beef byproducts are found in paint, plastics, lubricants, cosmetics, plastics, and rubber. The Agriculture in the Classroom program is designed to help students

COMPUTER GROUP GIVES TO HONOR FLIGHT Sauk Valley Computer User Group recently donated $250 to Whiteside County Honor Flight. Terry MacLennan (left) receives the donation from Robert Van De Velde. The group also donated $250 to Lee County Honor Flight. Photo submitted.

through the University of Illinois Extension-Ogle County in partnership with Ogle County Farm Bureau, Carroll County Farm Bureau, Ogle County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information, call the Ogle County Extension office at 815-732-2191.

IN BRIEF Center’s hours now extended

It’s time for the Hope Springs Eternal Luncheon of the Rock River Area Christian Women’s Connection. Kathleen Williams (from left), Deb Taylor, and Gail Lavelle prepare for the 11:30 a.m. Wednesday gathering at Candlelight Inn, 2200 First Ave., Rock Falls. The cost is $11. Linda Miatke of Sterling will share how to work with natural fibers, and Lula Minor of East Moline will provide music and will speak about “Hope Through It All.” Reservations must be made by 9 p.m Monday; call Irene at 815-948-2157. Cancellation notice is required. Photo submitted by Williams.

gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society. Students are instructed about the thousands of farm products in the world around them – on their plate, in the clothes they wear, in the medicine that makes them well, and in earth-friendly fuels and plastics. The program is offered

DIXON – Lee County Council on Aging has announced that the Post House Community Center Outreach Department, 100 W. Second St., will be open until 7 p.m. 2 nights each month to accommodate those who are unable to visit during daytime hours. The extended hours will be on the second and fourth Wednesdays. This service will begin Wednesday followed by one on Jan. 25. It is recommended to call for an appointment with Outreach during these hours. Walk-in appointments will be accepted if time permits. The center’s main switchboard and public areas also will be open during this time. For more information, call the center at 815288-9236.

Tournaments set for months ahead DIXON – Upcoming euchre tournaments have been scheduled at Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., with the tournament starting at 1 on Jan. 22, Feb. 12, and March 12. The cost is $5 with 100 percent payment. The public is welcome. For more information, call 815-288-9326.

VietNow offers its scholarships DIXON – Rock River Valley VietNow has applications available for 201718 scholarships. Each applicant is required to complete an

essay, which is detailed on the application. The topic changes each year. The deadline to submit applications is March 31; call 815-288-5872 for one to be mailed. Leave name and address when calling.

Wilen at cwilen9@gmail. com or Deb Kinnicutt at 815-622-2839. Donations are accepted year-round; vouchers are given out until the end of February.

No business leads Monthly meeting to cancellations offers several tips OREGON – Due to lack MOUNT MORRIS – The next Business 101 PLUS session will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Pinecrest Community Grove, 500 Evergreen Lane. The meetings, planned by the Village of Mount Morris Economic Development Group and David Buchen of Sauk Valley Community College, are called Coffee with Dave. Buchen is the regular monthly speaker. He gives talks about different topics and facets designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners or those planning to open a small business. The public is welcome. Buchen is director of the Center for Small Business Development. Those attending are asked to register by calling Linda Straith at 779771-4591.

of business, two monthly meetings have been cancelled. The Ogle County Regional Planning Commission scheduled for Thursday and the Ogle County Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Jan. 26 will not meet. The next meetings are 6 p.m. Feb. 23 for the planning commission in the first-floor conference Room 100 of the Old Ogle County Courthouse, 105 S. Fifth St.; and the board of appeals will meet at 6 p.m. March 2 in the third-floor conference room 317 of the Old Ogle County Courthouse.

Program returns to Odell library

MORRISON – Coloring for Adults will begin with a coloring party from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St. Money needed Music, cookies, hot tea, to provide coats and hot chocolate will be part of the program. STERLING – Sterling Colored pencils, gel pens, Kiwanis Foundation is crayons, and coloring accepting monetary pages, including valentines, donations for Coats For will be available, or particiKids. pants can bring their own. Those wanting to parAccording to a news ticipate are asked to send checks to Sterling Kiwanis release, coloring has been shown to improve brain Foundation Coats for function and help decrease Kids, P.O. Box 44, Sterstress. ling, IL 61081. Reservations are appreThose in need who would like a voucher for a ciated, but not required. coat or for more informa- Call the library at 815 772 7323, to reserve a spot. tion, may contact Chris

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Winter in Mount Morris – 2016

Kathryn Knutti of Mount Morris took these photos around the village

Wanted: Photos from you A scrapbook is a book with blank pages, and that’s what our Scrapbook page is without your pictures. We want to fill the page with images that capture lives in the Sauk Valley. They can be submitted by email to or can be taken to the Sterling and Dixon offices.

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Focus on Eagles Photos submitted by Ann Stover of Dixon

An active eagle scans the river for signs of dinner.

Eagles are seen frequently at Rock Falls Lower Dam Park and at the upper dam. Here two mature eagles perch together in a tree at the park.

A close-up view of the two eagles.

This bird is able to get a meal out of the river.

A younger bird has yet to get the distinctive coloring of it elders, but it still poses majestically.

The young eagle’s attention is diverted.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Ella Anne Spencer Laura Larsen and Jason Spencer of Sterling are the parents of a daughter born at 5:13 p.m. Dec. 21, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ella Anne Spencer weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce at birth, and was 19.5 inches in length. She is welcomed by Ean Spencer, 16, and Alivia Spencer, 12. Maternal grandparents are Cindy and Dale Beeman of Dixon and Mark Larsen of Sycamore. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Pam Spencer of Sterling. Maternal great-grandfather is Michael Ryan of Casa Grande, Arizona. Paternal great-grandmother is Sally Christensen of Rock Falls.

Harmony Jane Coverdill Jessica Poore and Eric Coverdill of Savanna are the parents of a daughter born at 10:03 a.m. Dec. 21, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Harmony Jane Coverdill weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Robert Poore and Lisa Poore , both of Fulton. Paternal grandparents are Melissa A. Coverdill of Mount Carroll and Jeffrey A. Coverdill of Hanover. Maternal great-grandmothers are Cheryl Henry of Carpentersville and Teresa Poore of Savanna. Paternal great-grandmother is Mary McCombie Robertson of Freeport.

Hahne of Sheffield. Paternal grandparents are Ron and Joni Johnson of Walnut. Paternal great-grandparents are Lloyd and Arlene Johnson of Deer Grove.

Michael David Lauts Jr. Keonna Degraffenreid and Michael Lauts of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 3:18 p.m. Dec. 1, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Michael David Lauts Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces at birth and was 20.5 inches in length. He is welcomed by Aislynn Henson, 4, and Kieran Henson, 2. Maternal grandparents are Eva Degraffenreid of Sterling and Charmaine Steve and Earl Jacobs, both of Dixon Paternal grandparents are Dave Lauts and Cyndi Lauts, both of Rock Falls. Paternal great-grandparents are Ed Lauts of Galt and Margie Sommers of Rock Falls.

Makenzie Lynn Bartel

Susan and Dan Bartel of Sterling are the parents of a daughter born at 2:35 p.m. Dec. 30, 2106, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Makenzie Lynn Bartel weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. She is welcomed by Caleb Bartel, 4. Maternal grandparents are Steve Dykstra of Thomson and Lynn Dykstra of Morrison. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Judy Bartel of SterKaehler Mae ling. Maternal great-grandJohnson mother is Evelyn Haas of Kate and Brett Johnson of Morrison. Walnut are the parents of a daughter born at 9:55 p.m. Dec. 20, 2016, at CGH Medi- Allanah Rey Rhodes cal Center in Sterling. Ashley Day and Dustin Kaehler Mae Johnson Rhodes of Rock Falls are the weighed 7 pounds, 11 parents of a daughter born ounces at birth and was 20 at 4:51 p.m. Dec. 28, 2016, inches in length. at CGH Medical Center in She is welcomed by Cog- Sterling. gin, 7. Allanah Rey Rhodes Maternal grandpar- weighed 5 pounds, 15 ents are Dave and Connie ounces at birth and was 19

inches in length. She is welcomed by Maggie Rhodes, 14. Maternal grandparents are Barb Day and Howard Day, both of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Mary Rhodes and Maurice Rhodes, both of Sterling.

Trinity Simone Murphy Aja and Taurian Murphy of Sterling are the parents of a daughter born at 1:39 a.m. Dec. 29, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Trinity Simone Murphy weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and was 19.5 inches in length. She is welcomed by Tori Murphy, 18. Maternal grandparents are Sharon Montgomery and Jerome Montgomery Sr., both of Chicago. Paternal grandparents are Frances Murphy of Biloxi, Mississippi, and the late Terry Cooper. Maternal great-grandfather is Benjamin Montgomery of Chicago.

Harlan Sawyer Fry Tabitha and Cale Fry of Polo are the parents of a son born at 12:54 a.m. Dec. 21, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Harlan Sawyer Fry weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lloyd Duncan of Mount Morris and Jane and Ron Griswold of Nachusa. Paternal grandparents are Larry Fry of Oregon and Gloria Fry of Polo. Maternal great-grandparents are Betty Duncan of Mount Morris and JoAnn and Bob Spratt of Oregon.

Landon James Frey Jamie and Seth Frey of Gurnee are the parents of a son born at 11:53 a.m. Dec. 30, 2016, in Lake Forest. Landon James Frey weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and was 22.5 inches in length. He is welcomed by Vivienne Renee Frey, 1. Maternal grandparents are Cecilia LaBoy of

Worthington, Ohio, and James Johnson of Normal. Paternal grandparents are Sherry Frey of Rock Falls and the late Randy Frey. Paternal great-grandfather is William Fisher of Rock Falls.

Colton Daniel Shroyer Heather and Jared Shroyer of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 3:06 p.m. Dec. 31, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Colton Daniel Shroyer weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed by Brayden Lee Shroyer, 4. Maternal grandmother is Janice Dinsmore of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Paternal grandparents are Danny Lee Shroyer and Cathy Shroyer, both of Mesa, Arizona. Maternal great-grandmother is Beverly Jo Sawyer of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jackson Parker Dahlquist Ashley Stoudt and Josh Dahlquist of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 4:32 p.m. Jan. 5, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jackson Parker Dahlquist weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and was 22 inches in length.

Charlotte Elisabeth Nelson Talea and Dean Nelson of Chadwick are the parents of a daughter born at 3:10 p.m. Jan. 5, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Charlotte Elisabeth Nelson weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. She is welcomed by Taylor Nelson, 17 Derek Nelson, 15, Bryson Davis, 14, Autumn Nelson, 3, and Katelyn Nelson, 2. Maternal grandparents are Lynne Davis of Geneseo and Randall Davis of Homosassa, Florida. Paternal grandparents are Christine and Jeffrey Wells of Dixon.

Charlotte Brianne Gibson Kayla Fries of Walnut and Adam Gibson of Sheffield are the parents of a daughter born at 8;19 a.m. Jan. 6, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Charlotte Brianne Gibson weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces at birth and was 20.5 inches in length. She is welcomed by Noah Fries, 3. Maternal grandparents are Dawn Seaman of Tampico and Brian Fries of Carrollton, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth Gibson and Brett Gibson, both of Sheffield. Maternal great-grandparents are Marge and Robert Gregory of Charlevoix, Michigan, and Richard and Gail Fries of Bloomingdale. Paternal great-grandparents are Judy and Alonzo Jr. Turner of Mineral and Rich and Cheryl Barnett of Princeton.

Miquel De Jesus Villegas

Capilla, both of Sterling. Maternal great-grandparents are Lydia Martinez and Robert Martinez, both of Rock Falls, and Merced and Antonia Perez of Mexico. Paternal great-grandparents are Luz and Ramiro Capella and Manuel and Fransica Barjas, all of Mexico.

Izaiah Michael Rodriquez Kori Whitely and Ronald Rodriquez of Ashton are the parents of a son born at 3:58 p.m. Jan. 2, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Izaiah Michael Rodriquez weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. He is welcomed by Zoey Jones, 6, and Blaze Covell, 3. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Amy Marschang of Dixon and Tammy Cox of Tampico. Paternal grandparents are Ronald Rodriquez Sr. of Sterling and Missy Sanders of Dixon.

Aleigh Marie Simmons

Kayla Galvan and Justin Villegas of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 11 a.m. Jan. 7, 2017, at CGH Medical Center. Miguel De Jesus Villegas weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are David (Kim) Galvin of Milledgeville and Brandy Younger of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Linda (Don) Elmendorf of Dixon and Miguel Villegas of Sterling.

Elizabeth and Toby Simmons are the parents of a daughter born at 7 p.m. Jan. 5, 2017. Aleigh Marie Simmons weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and was 19.5 inches in length. She is welcomed by Finnegan Douglas Simmons, 3. Maternal grandparents are Douglas and Mary Near of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Susann Jones and the late David Simmons. Julian Romeo Maternal great-grandCapilla mother is H. Julia Contreras Julissa Perez and Gabriel of Dixon. Capilla Jr. of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 3:37 a.m. Jan. 7, 2017, at CGH Information sought The birth announceMedical Center in Sterling. Julian Romeo Capilla ments for Destiny Ray-Ann weighed 7 pounds, 15 Kramer and Ellie Carolyn ounces at birth and was 21 Reuenig cannot be printed without additional informainches in length. He is welcomed by Gabri- tion. The editorial department has been unable to el Juan Luis Capilla, 1. Maternal grandparents reach the submitters. If are Gloria Perez and Juan those who submitted them Luis Perez, both of Sterling. could call 815-625-3600, Paternal grandparents are ext. 5501, it would be appreAna M. Capilla and Gabriel ciated.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Saturday Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Alcoholics Anonymous Gratitude Group, 9 a.m., open; noon, open; 6 p.m., open, lower level, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., closed, former St. Anne Grade School, 32 N. Jones Ave., Amboy, 815-857-2315. Parkinson’s Support Group, 10-11 a.m., board room, Mercy South Medical Center, 638 S. Bluff Blvd., Clinton, Iowa, 563-243-5585. Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 7 p.m., closed (5), Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Narcotics Anonymous Hope Without Dope, noon, in the back of Lifescape Community Services, 1901 First Ave., Sterling, 815-5353748, 24-hour hotline 844-6787684. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, Old Timers; 7 p.m., open, family fun night,

bring a friend, back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls. Sauk Computer User Group, 1-4 p.m., 2:30 p.m. presentation “What to Do When Your Computer is Running Slow,” Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Overeaters Anonymous, 5 p.m., lower-level entrance, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll, 630-709-7807. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, steps and traditions, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; noon, open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, barn, Horizon View Farm, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 10 a.m.-noon, open, Big Book, back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls. PFLAG Sauk Valley, 1:30 p.m. support time, 2:30 p.m. meeting,

Eels Room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-440-2672. Dixon VFW Post 540, 6 p.m., 1560 Franklin Grove Road, 815288-5165. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., closed, Church of St. Anne, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Spanish, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 236 Kelly Drive, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-9736150. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, 304 Seventh Ave. W, Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (4), Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St. Monday Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Today Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815-6268610. Monday Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815734-6335. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train dominoes, Wii Bowling, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Stretch & Move, 9 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Kings on Corner cards, 9 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252.

Yahtzee, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Situation Room, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Euchre lessons and games, 10 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Register: 815-622-9230 or 828-461-7979. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle and Euchre, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Hand and foot, 12:30 p.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E.

Appointments: 815-284-3371. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., open, First United Methodist Church, 402 First Ave., Forreston. Blood pressure screenings, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Health Department, 1300 W. Second St., Rock Falls, 815-626-2230. Abuse Changing team, 815-6250338. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 8:30-10:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Dixon Rotary Club, noon, Mama Cimino’s, 104 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, Melissa, 815-284-5287. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous Gratitude Group, noon, step, closed; 6 p.m., open, lower level, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., open, beginners, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, Sunshine meeting, back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls.

Crochet-Knitting Club, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. American Legion Post 12 Auxiliary, 1:30 p.m., 1120 W. First St., Dixon. TOPS Chapter IL 634 meeting, 4:30 p.m., 205 S. Walnut St., Franklin Grove. TOPS, 4 p.m. weigh-in, 3 p.m. meeting; 5 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle. 815562-5050. Lee County Honor Flight, 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 540, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815-288-5683. Rock Falls Rotary, 6 p.m., Beelendorf’s Deli, 204 W. 10th St. Celebrate Recovery, 6-8 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 902 W. 12th St., Rock Falls; John Mattingly, 815-631-3896. Celebrate Recovery, 6-8 p.m., Crossroads Community Church, 201 W. Market St., Morrison; Penny, 815-590-8003. Dixon CHIP Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m. potluck, kitchen, Town Square Centre, Second Street entrance, 102 S. Hennepin Ave., 815-288-2560. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church,

960 N. U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Sauk Valley Al-Anon GroupAlateen, 7 p.m., back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, study, Elim Reformed Church parsonage, 140 S. Church Road, Kings. VFW Post 5418 Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., 217 First Ave., Rock Falls, 815-626-3513. Mount Carroll Monday Night Al-Anon-Alateen, 7 p.m., Church of God, 816 Clay St., Mount Carroll, 815-284-3444. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Country Crossroads Quilt Guild, 7 p.m., Forreston Grove Church, 7246 Freeport Road, Forreston, 815-238-6489 or 815-535-3432. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step study, Church of St. Anne, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, Eells Room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 207 W. Third St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (3), First Presbyterian Church, 502 Third St., Savanna. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., open, 217 N. Hickory St., Shannon.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Front St., 815-734-6335. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Friendly Mexican Train dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Tacos, 4-8 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Bingo, Dixon Elks Lodge 779, 4:30 p.m. doors open, 5:30 p.m. kitchen opens, 6:30 p.m. bingo begins, 1279 Franklin Grove Road, 815-288-3557. No computers. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 6:308:30 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling; 815-6228838.

Kaylee Hayen, a graduate of Milledgeville High School and a student at Illinois State University, presents $200 to a Granny Rose Animal Shelter employee in Dixon. Hayen received a Christmas bonus of which $100 was to go to a person or facility in need. In turn, with her family, she donated $200 after adopting Charlie from the shelter. Photo submitted by Tammy Hayen.

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Shy guy needs help putting best foot forward Dear Abby: My friend “Russ” is a sweet, quiet, reserved guy with a goofy side. He’s in his mid-20s, but has never kissed a girl or gone out on a date. (He is the kind of person girls regard as a brother figure.) He has no confidence and doesn’t drink, dance or let loose. I have seen his dating profiles, and they are brutally unappealing. I want to help Russ find someone before it’s too late. I hate seeing him lonely. He needs someone to give him a chance and help him learn to be more confident. I know it’s wrong to try to change someone, but I feel if he doesn’t get some help, no one will ever give him the time of day. He needs a

dearABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips. The column is provided through Universal Uclick.

sense of adventure and, frankly, a change of wardrobe. How can I help this “good boy” get the attention of the ladies? – Amanda in Wyoming Dear Amanda: You are a good friend. Talk to Russ and ask if he would be open to a bit of “coaching” to improve his social

life. Tell him you have seen his dating profiles and offer to help him tweak them. If new photos are needed, suggest you go shopping together for a new outfit (or two), so he will have a more “contemporary” look. If he needs to learn to dance, show him some steps. He may accept some help if you approach the subject with sensitivity. However, I’m not sure how much more than that you can do because, in the end, Russ is going to have to find a girl whose values mirror his own. Dear Abby: Our 2-yearold granddaughter is using “dirty words” during her visits with us. We have tried ignoring her, and also popping her on the


bottom while saying “no.” Her mother uses this language, so this situation is very confusing for our granddaughter. Please help. – Confused in the South Dear Confused: Someone needs to explain to the mother that the “dirty words” her daughter is being taught are normal are sure to create problems for her when she’s old enough for school. Perhaps it will be the wake-up call she needs to clean up her vocabulary. However, if that isn’t effective, then it’s up to you to teach your granddaughter that dirty words cannot be used in your home. Reward her when she remembers, remind her when she forgets,

and institute penalties if it persists. That’s how kids learn, and you will be doing her a favor if you start early. Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for 50 years. We were both raised in a conservative religion, but haven’t attended Sunday services in a long time. I have become more liberal than my wife over the years, and I recently attended a service at a liberal, internationallyrecognized church. I felt I belonged immediately. I had never before felt so happy to be with likeminded worshippers. My wife had huge issues with it, and the next time I wanted to attend, she got very upset. There was an iciness around the house

for 3 days after I went. That was a month ago, and I haven’t gone again. I resent my wife’s resistance. This coming Sunday, I plan to tell her I’ll be “going out” and will be back in a couple of hours. No doubt she’ll know I’m at church, and I’ll pay the price with her cold attitude or tears. Does she have a right to tell me I can’t attend a particular church? – Moved by the Spirit Dear Moved: No, she does not. In light of the fact that you haven’t attended church together in years, she should be happy for you. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


At the Jan. 8 meeting of the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society, Leslie Goddard, actress and historian, presented a living-history program. She portrayed Amelia Earhart, who attempted to set a new record in 1937 by becoming the first person to fly around the world at its equator. Photo submitted by William Abate.

Annual bowling tournament ROCK FALLS – The Coloma Township Park District is taking registrations for the 43rd Youth Bowling Tournament. The event will be at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Paone’s Blackhawk Lanes, 2325 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 will compete in age brackets, with boys

and girls competing separately. The entry fee is $12, and includes lane and shoe rentals. Each bowler will bowl in three games with the use of their own handicaps from previous league play or a handicap will be established by the tournament judges at the con-

clusion of the games. Trophies will be awarded to the bowlers with high game and high series. Registration forms are available at the Coloma Township Park District Administrative office, 508 E. 11th St. For more information, stop at the office or call 815-625-0272.

rant, 1700 Douglas Road. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 6. The meal includes a choice of fish, chicken or beef and soup or salad, dinner rolls, vegetables, dessert, and nonalcoholic drink. The cost is $20 all-inclusive. Alcoholic drinks can be purchased separately. A fourth, lower-cost entree of a dinner salad, may be purchased for $12. It includes soup, dinner rolls, dessert, and a nonalcoholic drink. The public is welcome. The after dinner speaker will be David Sterner, who will speak on  “Water ... Is Our Well Running Dry?.” Sterner, a senior vice presi-

dent and wealth management adviser, will discuss the global water crisis. His presentation will focus on where we are now, where we’re headed, and what we can do to solve this crisis. The Aurora Council is having a membership drive, and will pay half of the first year’s dues for new members. Call Leonard Wass at 630-554-9386 for more information. The Navy League is a civilian organization started by President Teddy Roosevelt to provide civilian support the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and Sea Cadets.

The next hike is Feb. 19. For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at hikes@friends-hennepincanal-org or call 815664-2403.

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Jerri Wethington of Rochelle submitted these photos from the summer. In this one, pelicans are one with air and water.

ON THE MENU Soups MORRISON – A free, community meal will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Lincolnway. Soups, side dishes, salads, drinks, and desserts will be served. Visit groups/firstpresmorrison for more information.

Fish, chicken, beef MONTGOMERY – Aurora Navy League Council 247 will have its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday in the private dining room of Grandma’s Table Restau-

Other pelicans found more sedate ways to enjoy the sunshine.

IN BRIEF Hikers to gather for ‘blue heron’ ROCK FALLS – Friends of the Canal will hike Sunday from Lock 3 to Lock 6, a 4.5-mile trek. This leg of Hike the Canal is called the Great Blue Heron. Those participating are to meet at 1:30 p.m. at Lock 3 of the Hennepin Canal, where they will be shuttled to Lock 6 to begin the walk. Lock 3 is on the northwest side of state Routes 26 and 29 in Bureau. Take Route 26 south out of Princeton or Interstate 80 to Interstate 180, then Route 26 east.

Quarter bets part of Lioness event DIXON – Dixon Lioness Club will have a Quatermania Friday at Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road. The doors open at 5 p.m.; the event starts at 7. Food will be sold. For more information, call Karen Wermers at 815-973-3738.

DIXON – Dixon Monday Night Bridge Club has announced its Jan. 2 results. Placing first were Joyce Gibson and Susie Smith with 69 percent. Dave Fritts and Carol Youker took second with 56.88 percent, while Diane and Don Pauser placed third with 51.9 percent. All are from Dixon. The group meets at 5:30 p.m. each Monday at the Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St. For more information, contact Fred Spitzzeri, club manager, at spitzzeri@aol. com or 630-917-5858.

Almost black as night, a squirrel forages for lunch in the soft grass.

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COLLEGE HONORS Lake Carroll: Allen E. Highland Krieger Community College Lanark: Nicholas P. Simp-

FREEPORT – Those named to the fall dean’s list at Highland Community College are:   Highest Honors Ashton: Matthew D. Heng Chadwick: Sadie C. Wiersema Dixon: Jennifer L. Conderman, Austin J. Humphrey Forreston: Michael J. Heizler, Tiffany J. Letcher, Nathaniel C. Stukenberg, Lindsey M. Wardlow, Courtney L. Wolf German Valley: Zoe L. Siegmeier Lanark: Rebecca K. Alexander, Devon W. Deloy, Michael J. Horbaczewski, Alexa M. Patterson Leaf River: Rebecca L. Molander Mount Carroll: Breanne N. Field Mount Morris: Allyson M. Bartling Oregon: Christine A. Krumm Shannon: Bailey G. Heckman Stockton: Kaila S. Haas, Sidney M. Kuehl, Amanda L. Stich, Mariah A. Thompson, Samuel R. VenHuizen, Lindsey E. Volling High Honors Byron: Whitney A. Felker Chadwick: Taniya A. Ritenour Dixon: Ronald P. Hicks Forreston: Elizabeth C. Ascher, Heidi C. Duitsman, Natasha H. Hughes, Christian M. Pacheco, Stephanie M. Wilken German Valley: Wyatt J. Kerchner

son, Farrah M. Stubbe, Destiny N. Zahn Leaf River: Nolan C. Edler, Bryce J. Flick, Kyle M. Hemmersbach Milledgeville: Taylor D. Haag Mount Carroll: Christopher M. Morgan Oregon: Elaine C. Schmidt Savanna: Michael J. Miller Shannon: Allison L. Joiner, Kenneth D. Myers, Dillon N. Schoeny Honors Baileyville: Ashlee N. Beck Forreston: Lauren A. Jacobs, Kylie J. Joens, Celena M. Josephitis, Emma K. Nowicki German Valley: Brian G. Dillard, Veronica T. Romero Lanark: Kyle J. Faust, Tiffany M. Horbaczewski, Blake D. Steen Leaf River: Emily M. Edler Lindenwood: Dylan J. Hopkins Mount Carroll: Kaylee M. Plattenberger Mount Morris: Lance E. Merrill Oregon: John V. Donaldson Polo: Kaleigh E. Powell Savanna: James D. Gonzalez Shannon: Steven A. Murphy

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AMBOY FFA Mount Marty College YANKTON, S.D. – Katarina Ilkow of Davis Junction was named to the fall dean’s list at Mount Marty College.

Bradley University PEORIA – Jacob G. Becker of Amboy was named to the fall dean’s list at Bradley University.

Greenville College GREENVILLE – Those named to the fall dean’s list at Greenville College are: Byron: Benjamin Wiltse Morrison: Kelsey Middleton, Autumn Van Buren Mount Morris: Jessica LaPage Prophetstown: Joshua Paul

Georgia Southwestern State University AMERICUS, GA – Gregory Howlett of the Sauk Valley area graduated Dec. 9 from Georgia Southwestern State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.

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​DE PERE, Wis. – Molly K. Uphoff of Franklin Grove has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at St. Norbert College.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Alexis Howey of Mount Morris was named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Evansville.

Payne, Zaina Rumbolz, Jared Saathoff, Luke Steinke, Nathaniel Stout, Gracie Trader, Jenna Truesdell, Johnathan Verhulst, Sierra Villarreal Freshmen: Abigail Aitken, Madilyn Barnhart, Kaydence Brauer, Christopher Brooner, Andrea Cervantes, Cori Chavez, Daniella Chino, Nicole DeJonge, Paige DeJonge, Tessa DeJonge, Emma Frank, Aaliyah Gaffey, Claudia Garcia, Whitnie Garriott, Grace Gould, Tyler Hansen, Zoe Hanson, Luke Heffelfinger, Jaguer Heier, Yaqueline Hernandez, Sarah Kirchhoff, Sarah Kuhns, Carter Lehman, Kevin Lemus, Kaylee May, Ryan McDonnell, Mallory Newberry, Viana Nguyen, Madisyn Nicklaus, Dillon Nitz, Emma Rapp, Jada Rhodes, Moira Roddy, Gillian Schumaker, Saryn Seeley, Christiano Segretto, Ava Shaw, Oscar Sotelo Cepeda, Evan Tira, Luis Vargas, Valerie Villaneda, Jack Wike, Cooper Willman, Brooke Wilson, Brynlee Wolfe Honors Seniors: Amaya Allen, Telia Austin, Cody Barnes, Jose Barrientos, Grace Bauer, Shainah Briggs, Nathan Brooner, Alexander Commisso, Christopher Dingley, Elias Edmondson, Benjamin Engelkens, Cedric Escalante, Isaac Figueroa, Erin Foster, Michele Fry, Christopher Green, Carly Hansen, Cheyenne Harrington, Arie Interone, Grace Kinnicutt, Devin Lott, Abigail Lyman, Jonah Masa, Margaret McPherson, Keegan Oltamns, Mya Pearson, Mallory Pettorini, Sara Rhodes, Jamie Riley, Madisyn Rus, Alexis Staples, Anna Marie Stoffel, Hannah Stout, Halee Thueson, Xena Trujillo, Noah Urrutia, Samantha Valdez, Breana Willis, Gabriel Zeigler Juniors: Kurt Agravante, Cara Alexander, Emma Boze, Ricardo Cortes, Anisa Davis, Victoria Dingman, Taven Frank, Ross Gallentine, Brynn Ganz, Joshua Garcia, Sydnie Garriott, Bryn Gatz, Jacob Gebhardt, Yasmine Guerrero, Chloe Halverson, Paul Jensen, Warisara Leepromat, Karley Lippens, Estela Luna, Tanner Mackey, Dylan Majeski, Gisella Mancera, Bradley McClendon, Abigail McCormick, Madeline Molenda, Alejandro Mora Marquez, Jazlynn Moreno, Tylor O’Brien,

Quintessa O’Connell, Emily Palumbo, Trisha Penaflor, Mitchell Petrosky, Hailey Pipes, Natalie Ramos, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jerry Rodriguez, Payton Sharp, Cayhla Smart, Nolan Sullivan, Shyanne Tarbill, Jarrica Thayer, Azaylia Valdez-Ramos, Claey Verstraete, Gracie Vogel, Kyle Winebrenner Sophomores: Madelynn Adams, Rainbow Allen, Kylie Babin Howard, Camden Bailey, Madisen Battles, Connor Bland, Caleb Borden, Josilyn Borum, Jacob Capes, Samuel Castillo, Xavier Cervantes, Clarke Chapman, Sonia Chino, Arturo Contreras, Tyler Coy, Jessye Davis-Holcomb, Camryn Delgado, Emalia Dunkel, Jayme Eilers, Jocelyn Enright, Richard Everett, Libby Feldman, Xavier Gallardo, Isaac Garcia, Daniel Garcia-Marquez, Madeline Gasso, Lauren Gearing, Skyler Goff, Jonathan Gottemoller, Lauren Grandys, Alexsandra Grobe, Miguel Huaracha, Dulce Lemus, Sarah McCullough, Zia Meier, Isaiah Moorman, Allyssia Newman, Jaden Nielsen, Sarah Page, John Rahn, Alex Rangel, Cristian Rodriguez, Alicia Rosas, Kylee Rus, Isaiah Ryan, Shelly Saathoff, Josiah Schmitt, Abigail Sheets, Aidan Shore, Mikaley Smith, Giselle Sotelo Cepeda, Samantha Spaulding, Liberty Tanton, Cade Tessmann, Jordan Thormeyer, Becca Totten, Tomas Valdez, Matthew Valentino Freshmen: Katelyn Ayling, Madison Bland, Aviva Brenner, Adam Calderon, Nicolas Celestino, Fernando Cid, Nikki Collin, Dante Coppotelli, Dylan Delhotal, Diana Dillon, Colton Duncan, Olivia Edmondson, Elizabeth Engelkens, Rina Feldman, Jaden Fortune, Josie Gallentine, Alyxia Garcia, Kira Garza, Chloe Gladhill, Steven Helton, Jonas Hicks, Jacob Janssen, Samuel Janssen, Jacob Knott, Jerome Licudine, Grace Mahoney, Adlynn Massey, Ethan Miatke, Makaley Mikrut, Aidan Munoz-Ripley, Jacob Olin, Roquelle Penaflor, Allisyn Reiger, Julian Rodriguez, Emily Shank, Kolten Smith, Areyana Stark, Kaya Stringer, Paige Sutton, Brice Taylor, Addisen Thayer, Katelynn Trobaugh, Ashley Vences, Trevor Vos, Alyssa Wolf

Amboy FFA members presented workshops to county third-grade students during the National Resources Conservation Service’s Outdoor Stewardship Days Oct. 4-5 at Lowell Park in Dixon. Bailee Highbarger (left) and Alyssa Gascoigne offered tips on how to take care of, and respect, the environment. Other mentors were Evan Bickett, Hayden Montavon, and Alexander Saccomando. Workshops on fire safety, farming tillage practices, trap hunting, and the FFA soils contest and soil texture also were presented. Photos submitted by Hannah Grady.

HONOR ROLL Sterling High School High Honors Seniors: Jonathan Abele, Gage Anderson, Megan Barnhart, Sonia Barrientos, Alexis Berry, Reid Blackburn, Ryan Blackburn, Kylie Burkett, Priscila Castillo, Jenny Chen, Antonio Diaz, Avery Edwards, Madison Engelbarts, Andrea Finn, Tobi Garcia, Megan Geiger, Abigail Gunderson, Madison Heffelfinger, Anna Ivarson, Trevor King, Zachary Kirchhoff, Maegan McCue, Paige Mewhirter, Turner Morse, Jeremy Pierce, Michael Quick, Jessica Rahn, Orlando Ramos, Amber Roots, Kennedy Shank, Drew Siegmund, Andrew Spaulding, Rachel Spencer, Jenna Stark, Kelly Suarez, Bryce Tessmann, Andrew Valentino, Miranda Williams, Kinsey Zacharski, Kallie Zuidema Juniors: Jake Alston, Christopher Brouilette, Sophia Brown, Ruth Castillo-Espinoza, Nicholas Ceruzzi, Hanneh Chromek, Mitchell Clodfelter, Madison Corwell, Rhiannon Filippi, Brooklynn Freas, Jozlyn Garcia, Turner Garcia, Carter Gearing, Sean Gingrich, Reilly Hay, Sebastian Heeren, Andy Hernandez, Richard Jones, Kassidy Kenney, Hannah Kessler, Tobias Knapp, Madison Korstick, Jacey Kunde, Olivia Larson, Matthew Leal, Charles Lehman, Erryan Licudine, Lilah Lopez, Yariela Lopez, Elizabeth Lyman, Trey Morse, Kerry Mullen, Abby Nitz, Sarah Ogg, Dawson Penaflor, Nicole Phillips, Maya Reter, Brayden Reyes, Logan Rocha, James Roddy, Ariana Rodriguez, Katrina Sandefer, Haley Schmidt, Nichole Schuldt, Megan Shearer, Joseph Sivits, Katelyn Smoot, Akira Tanton, Tyler Willman, Lama Zaioor Sophomores: Madison Anderson, Luis Blunschi, Trevor Carrell, Hunter Carrell, Brianna Chandler, Gary Edwards, Trevor Frey, Genea Garza, Gretchen Gould, Marcos Grande, Katelyn Grell, Samantha Hibbard, Julia Hoffman, Lauren Humphreys, Andrew Ivarson, Lauren Johnson, Carter Kenney, Amber Kuhn, Colby Law, Angelica LeBarron, Kolton Loos, Jesus Lopez, Alyssa Marquez, Emily Meltzer, Shayla Moorman, Tiara Munoz, Joshua O’Brien, Gabriella Ovalle, Jessica

​Amboy FFA Trap Shoot team members Logan Whelchel (from left), Luke Schaver, Garrett Hicks, Conner Hicks, and Andrew Their competed at the Oct. 1 Polo Invitational at Tri County Gun Club, near Polo. The team placed third overall. Whelchel, a sophomore, was the top shot for Amboy, placing fifth individually.

IN BRIEF Annual festival at forest preserve GENOA – The annual Winterfest 2017 will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Natural Resource Education Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve, 1 mile west of Genoa on state route 72. University of Illinois Extension staff and volunteers offer a variety of family educational and recreational activities. “The horse-drawn wagon rides through the preserve are our big attraction,” Peggy Doty, Ogle County Extension educator, said. “The draft horses take passengers on a scenic ride through our preserve on the Kishwaukee River. This is a festival about the season of winter, so it doesn’t matter if we have snow.” The morning will start indoors at 9:30 a.m. at the center’s bird viewing window, where Doty will share tips and tricks for feeding and identifying local winter birds. At 10 a.m., there will be several activities, such as the unnature nature trail, candle making, face painting, and crafts. At 11, Tobias will offer a story time. Horse-drawn wagon rides are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hikes through the forest also will be available. The Genoa Prairie Gems 4-H Club’s annual fundraising lunch and snack sale will be open. Donations will be accepted. For more information,

call the Natural Resource Education Center at 815784-2000.

Time for board of directors meeting AMBOY – The annual election of directors for the Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the district office, 319 S. Mason Ave. Two directors will be elected to each serve a 2-year term on the board. All people, firms or corporations who hold legal title or who are in legal possession of any land within the boundaries of the district are eligible to vote, whether as lessee, renter, tenant or otherwise. Absentee balloting will be available. They can be requested starting Jan. 23, and must be completed by Feb. 6. For more information or a ballot, call the district at 815-857-3621, ext. 3.

Food certification course offered STERLING – A Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the test at 4, Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1601 Avenue F. The cost is $125. This is a state-approved, 8-hour course for Illinois Food Safety Certification.

It covers both renewal and new certifications. For more information or a registration form, contact David K. Williams at or call 309-203-8346.

Public welcome to chamber gathering ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber’s upcoming Quarterly Members Meeting will be from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Rock Falls Community Building, 601 W. 10th St. Guest speaker, Keri Olson of the Sterling Rock Falls Family YMCA, will discuss the building blocks of a good advertisement and how to use that ad to help a business grow. She also will introduce how to use advertising on Facebook to take marketing to the next level. A brief networking session, where attendees can share information about their organizations and themselves is included. An addition,al session with one-on-one help will be available for those who want a little extra information. This event is open to the public. Registration is due Wednesday. Lunch from Culver’s will be included with the cost – $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, contact Sarah at or call the office at 815-625-4500.

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Many use networking to help others advance CONNECTIONS


Increasingly, applications are taken online. And it’s tough to pierce the HR hiring wall – applicants can’t control that. However, job counselors say, networking allows job seekers to set up their own informal groups of contacts who might know somebody or who can help them get the coveted human interview at the company at which they are applying, or another company. Networks can be woven through informational interviews, professional and trade associations, asking peer groups if they know anybody at a particular company, or even volunteering, a way to do some good while you meet people and showcase talent. It might also be smart to take classes or seek a certification in your area of focus. It’s imperative that job seekers and others even casually interested first research new careers and companies using online tools, informational interviews and other means. Eric Harkins, an executive vice president of Navigate Forward – who has held operations and HR jobs at Target,

Best Buy, G&K Services, the Nerdery and other companies – has used networking to advance his career as well as help others. Harkins recalled that back in 2009, during the Great Recession that claimed millions of American jobs, he was an HR manager at G&K Services, then assisting in letting go hundreds of employees for the uniform-and-laundry company. After that, he was laid off. He subsequently had a conversation with a recruiter at UnitedHealth Group. He also mined his network of former colleagues and associates to help him get his resumé inside UNH for a variety of jobs. Nothing. Several months later, though, an old acquaintance at Best Buy told him that she was meeting with a hiring manager at the Optum data-analysis unit of UNH. She carried Harkins’ resumé and referred him. Harkins got a job he had sought. “On my first day, my new boss said ‘I wish we had met 6 months ago,’” Harkins recalled. “I said ‘Me, too. We could have been celebrating my 6-month anniversary!’ The point is the more people you know [inside

a company where you seek employment] who can walk down the hall and say ‘Hey, I’ve met this guy and he sure seems like a genuine person,’ the better for you. That’s better than LinkedIn.” Social media has not replaced the power of face-to-face self-marketing through formal and informal networks. And often the spade work of seeking and meeting people must be viewed as a long-term investment. And the best networkers are in the business of helping others land a job. It’s good for the spirit and builds a bank of personal goodwill. “Networking for me was never just about [my job] transition,” Harkins said. “I like to meet and I like to help somebody. I just get energy from that. And most people want to help other people.” Lenny Newman is a veteran CPA and corporate financial manager who left a job as chief financial officer of a private company in 2003 and opened a restaurant business with his wife. They closed the moneylosing Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe a half decade ago. “I went to school on the resumé, LinkedIn and networking,” said Newman, 57. “And I have vowed since then that I

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Discount Eyewear isn’t a franchise; it is independently owned, said Klomann, of Rock Falls. He said the business has the only complete in-house laboratory with same-day service in the area. There are 10 employees, including those in the lab, which is at the Rock Falls site at 723 U.S. Route 30 West. “That’s our niche – we have our own lab, and that allows us to sell our products for less,” Klomann said. “Our prices are better because we do everything ourselves, and there are no middlemen.” Klomann grew up in suburban Palatine, and lived in Elmhurst, but he says he’s better suited for small-town life. “We had friends we visited in Rock Falls, and we really liked the lifestyle there,” Klomann said. “I grew up in the suburbs, but I’m just a country boy at heart.” Optometry wasn’t a field Klomann actively pursued, but now he is one of only four people nationwide who make prescription diving masks. Unlike regular eyeglass, the specialty lenses still are fashioned from glass. “When I was in the Navy, I was a corpsman attached to the Marines, and they put me in medical records,” Klomann


Help your dad learn a lesson Dear Dave, My dad has been really bad with money his entire life. Anytime he would get into trouble, my grandparents would always bail him out. This time he came to my wife and I, asking for $350 to get out of overdraft at the bank. We’re trying to live on a budget and get control of our finances, and $350 would make things kind of tight at the moment. What do you think we should do? – Jeremy Dear Jeremy,

the South Dakota post ended in 2012, Newman resumed networking as much as possible. Within a few weeks, he was contacted by a recruiter for his current company. The recruiter had been referred by an acquaintance, a private-company CFO in Newman’s network. “I met with the recruiter and the company and I had the job within 72 hours,” Newman said. Newman is now CFO of privately held Eastview Information Services in suburban Minneapolis. He’s grateful. And he’s

far from done with networking. In fact, a member of his networking group introduced him to Rotary, the service organization. And he meets early in the morning once or twice a week with people who want to meet him for advice. “Back in 2010-11 [when looking for work] I knew nothing about networking,” Newman said. “There were people back then who took time and helped me. Now, I pay it forward. “I get a couple requests a week from people who want to meet and I generally never say no.”

Astrograph ASTROGRAPH by Eugenia Last Sunday, January 15, 2017 CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t worry about change when you should be concentrating on your performance and ability to get things done. Your gut feeling will not mislead you. Romance will improve your life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Listen, be patient and consider ways that you can help or contribute. Finding solutions is a much better way to offer help than giving a cash donation. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Don’t sit back stewing over a situation that needs your attention. If you bring matters out into the open, you will discover that you aren’t alone in wanting to bring about positive change. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Don’t let uncertainty set in and hold you back. If you don’t know something, ask questions and verify what you believe to be true. Discipline and hard work will pay off.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -What you get back will depend on what you put out. Collaborate, offer assistance and share your knowledge and experience with people you feel have something to offer you. Romance will brighten up your day. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Carefully inch your way from one situation to the next and you may avoid getting dragged into an uncomfortable position. Honesty and mindfulness are favored when dealing with domestic matters. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A day trip will help clear up unfinished business or encourage you to take responsibility for something or someone who has helped you in the past. Romance will enhance your life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You’ll feel restricted if you have been overspending. Tally up the damage you incurred and set a plan to lower your overhead. Discipline will help improve your health and financial well-being.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Improve your personal relationships. Plan a family night or make a romantic gesture. Activities that bring you and your loved ones closer together will have an impact on the way you move forward. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Listen to what others are saying, but don’t be too quick to participate in a discussion that appeals to your emotional vulnerability. Make decisions based on facts. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Time spent at home will ease your stress and bring you closer to someone you love. A personal or physical change you recently made will start to show its benefits. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Emotional situations will be influenced by false information. Ask questions and refrain from making changes based on what others do or say. Trust in facts, not in fiction.

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Dr. Vits’ office is shown at the new Discount Eyewear in Dixon. said. “I didn’t like it at all, best part of Discount and told them they had to Eyewear is the relaxed, find a way to get me out.” casual atmosphere they His out was a ticket into have created for patients. the military’s optician “We treat people more program. like friends and family, Discount Eyewear also and we wear polo shirts works with local manuand khakis to work every facturers in another speday,” Vits said. cialty area. That environment, he “We do a lot of safety believes, gives people a glasses for companies, comfort level that makes and it’s a great way to for a better patient expeget exposure,” Klomann rience. said. “Then they see our “Putting people at prices, and it brings them ease is very important, and their families in for because when they are glasses, too.” comfortable they ask Vits came to the Sauk questions, and then Valley 13 years ago from when they come home the Springfield area. He they have a better undersaid the partnership with standing of what’s going Klomann has been a on with their eyes,” Vits breath of fresh air for him said. professionally. Vits said the opticians “I felt it was time to be are trained to look at eye my own boss, and this needs while also keepoffers a different way of ing individual budgets in practicing,” Vits said. mind. They carry popular “This is more general, frames including Rayprimary eye care, and it’s Ban sunglasses, Vera done at a different pace.” Bradley, Coach, Bellagio, Vits said, for him, the Blink, and Casino.

Dad needs financial counseling RAMSEY

will never be in a position again where I do not have a robust, active network. Networking is a contact sport. You can’t do it with just a phone and computer.” Newman met with as many as 10 or 15 contacts, job prospects and casual referrals every week. That helped him land a 6-month consulting gig that was extended to a 1-year appointment with a family-owned business in South Dakota. He commuted Sunday through Friday while his family remained in the Twin Cities. When

I understand feeling an obligation to help your dad. But there’s a lesson here that Dad needs to learn, and it’s something that goes much deeper than the money or helping out a family member. You have to do the right thing, no matter how Dad reacts to this. Right now, the right thing is taking care of your family and not putting them in jeopardy. So my answer to Dad would be no. Another thing that needs to happen is for the definition of “help” to change. When you say he’s been irresponsible with money his whole life, giving him $350 won’t help – and it will make you an enabler. Just handing him $350 actually will hurt him, and

it will give him the idea he can continue being dumb with money and hit you up for cash any time. Like I said, I understand the pull of helping out a parent. So if you feel this is something you absolutely must do, I would advise making the $350 contingent on the fact that he begin and complete a financial counseling course. Be gentle when you talk to him, and let him know it hurts to see him struggling. But let him know, too, it’s his responsibility to work through his debts and take care of his own finances. Follow Dave on Twitter (@DaveRamsey), or go to

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The Birds

A heron joins ducks Dec. 19 along the banks of the Rock River in Page Park in Dixon. The high temperature was 15 degrees. Photos submitted by Ann Stover of Dixon.

A pelican, heron, and numerous ducks relax as if in a spa.

Leonard Janssen of Rock Falls photographed this bald eagle catching a fish on Dec. 17 at the lower dam in Rock Falls. Photos submitted by Janssen.

After catching the fish, the eagle drove off an intruder and would-be thief.

After all the work, a perch was found to have a fish feast.


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Calling all foodies Tribune News Service photos

The Boonville Hotel’s Roger Scommegna (shown here) and his farm foreman, Nacho Flores, began growing their own Basque chile peppers for the hotel’s Table 128 restaurant, dubbing the precious commodity Piment d’Ville.

Take trip to see what’s on menu in charming Boonville, California BY JACKIE BURRELL Tribune News Service


here are hidden California treasures nestled in Mendocino’s Anderson Valley, where vineyards unfurl along the hillsides and the tiny town of Boonville offers a foodie paradise. Culinary inspiration is contagious in this hamlet, where everyone knows everyone, and we weekenders can dabble in all the deliciousness. Sampling Table 128’s paella, Pennyroyal’s goat-sheep laychee and Paysanne’s lemon cookie ice cream – and the addictive Piment d’Ville chile peppers being grown on the outskirts of town – raises a critical question, one we keep coming back to all these weeks later. Can we just stay here? Much of this adorable town – and its social and culinary life – revolves around the Schmitt family’s Boonville Hotel. Owner Johnny Schmitt’s parents, Don and Sally, opened Yountville’s French Laundry in 1978 – reservations were hard to get then, too, even in the pre-Thomas Keller days. Today, many of the dishes served at the Boonville Hotel’s Table 128 – named for the highway that runs through this hamlet – were created in Yountville. The family and its friends also run the Apple Farm in Philo, one town up, and their projects are everywhere, from the cidery that produces Bite Hard cider to the Farmhouse Mercantile, an airy houseware and gift shop across from the hotel. There, you can pick up olive oil, jams – including the farm’s incredibly good blackberry jam, the best thing to happen to buttered toast since we don’t know when – and small squat jars of crushed

piment, which we’d call gold dust, were it not so deeply crimson. Also in town: An antique store next door, an ice cream shop – Paysanne, where the ice cream is organic and the ceiling strewn with gold stars against a sky of dark blue – and a couple of just-right-forlunch cafes. Down the street lies Pennyroyal, Sarah Cahn Bennett’s solar energy-powered goat farm that produces incredible cheese, thanks to a herd of 109 ridiculously cute goats, who crowd the fence, puppy style, to greet visitors. On this particular weekend, we grab freshpressed juice and thick, fruity smoothies at the hotel juice bar, then head off to explore Bucket Ranch with Schmitt’s business partner, Roger Scommegna, who began growing those Basque chile peppers – Piment d’Espelette – 7 years ago. The d’Ville name is a nod to the peppers’ Boonville provenance. Scommegna calls piment “the secret sauce.” Deep red, savory and sweet, piment is the magic weapon in chefs’ kitchens around the world, adding warmth and flavor without the high heat of other peppers. At the hotel’s Table 128, “we were spending $100 per month on this pepper – and using it sparingly!” Scommegna says. “Johnny said, ‘They can grow grapes here. They can grow pot. Why can’t we grow peppers?’ ” So Scommegna and his foreman, Nacho Flores, got their hands on 10 seeds – from a seed bank, no smugglers involved – and planted them at Bucket Farm. Scommegna is a marketing guy, a Milwaukeeborn salesman, who moved to California “to live my Wine Specta-

Guests can sample the many specialty cheeses and wines at the Pennyroyal Farm in Boonville.

If you go ... • Boonville Hotel and Table 128: Juice bar and patio paella nights during the summer and early fall, prix-fixe family-style dining year round; reservations required. The hotel also has a shop that stocks Piment d’Ville and Bite Hard cider. 14050 Highway 128, Boonville; • Farmhouse Mercantile: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 14111 Highway 128; • Paysanne: This tiny

ice cream shop is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, at 14111 Highway 128; • Pennyroyal Farm: Open for tours by appointment at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and cheese and wine tastings daily at 14930 Highway 128; • Piment d’Ville: Find piment at specialty markets, the Mercantile and Boonville Hotel, and at

tor dream.” Flores is his farm whisperer, a foreman with a passion for anything that grows, from grapes and olives to an obscure Basque chile pepper beloved by chefs. “We grew 10 plants that first year,” Scommegna says. “A hundred the next and 1,000 the year after. We did 38,000 this year, which makes us 8 percent of the world market.” If you use Blue Apron, chances are high that you’ve tasted this pepper. The Richmondbased meal kit company practically cleaned out last year’s supply of

Piment d’Ville – or rather, whatever remained after chefs from New York City to Seattle and San Francisco had nabbed theirs. “I call us your crack dealer,” Scommegna says. “You get addicted to it.” Plump, crimson peppers hang from the greenery, ready for plucking by “the pepper ladies,” who harvest and dry them on the racks in a quonset-shaped greenhouse. It’s hot – in the low 90s – outdoors on this harvest afternoon. Inside the greenhouse, it’s hotter still. The pep-

Nicole Albuquerque gives a tour of the Pennyroyal Farm in Boonville on Dec. 15 with a stop at the “kids” pen to pet some of the 7- to 8-month old goats. per ladies often start their days at 4 a.m. Once dried, the peppers go in a dehydrator, winding up “potato chip crisp,” Scommegna says. They’re ground and packed, with the vintage displayed on the label. Then they wind up in dishes such as the enormous paella the Table 128 crew produces on Sunday evenings in the summer and early fall and other prix-fixe family-style feasts served year-round – and, if you’re lucky, on your plate at home, too. (We’re now dusting pretty much everything – except cornflakes – with

piment these days.) Back in town, we take a farm tour at Pennyroyal and sample Pennyroyal estate wine – made at the family’s Navarro Vineyards up Highway 128 – as well as delicate Laychee, Bollie’s Mollies, Velvet Sister, Boont Corners and Boonter’s Blue cheeses in the farm’s airy new tasting room. We stroll the shops, pop into Paysanne and, of course, stock up on piment at the Mercantile. Then head out to explore the rest of this glorious valley, where dozens of wineries and vineyards await.

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Sauk Valley Chamber donations

Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce in Sterling ambassadors recently gave a donations to several nonprofit chamber members, one of which was Twin Cities Homeless Shelter in Sterling. Photos submitted by Brenda Van Horn.

The ambassadors also presented a check to Sauk Valley Foodbank in Sterling.

The Salvation Army in Sterling was a recipient.

A Hospice of the Rock River Valley in Sterling member accepts a check from the ambassadors.

Ambassadors also helped out Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center in Dixon.

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Fran Breitweiser, a resident of Liberty Court in Dixon, stands inside one of the residences at the assisted living facility during a celebration Sept. 9 to honor local police and firefighters.

Photographer’s Picks MMXVI Alex T. Paschal

Softball player Hailey White of Oregon, one of Sauk Valley Media’s Athletes of the Week, is shown here on May 2.

Tony Jones of South Dakota rests his horses, Semper Fi and Charlie, as they snack on some oats Aug. 2 at Del Nutter’s home in rural Amboy. Jones was riding cross country to Washington D.C. as a way to bring attention to the struggles of returning Veterans.

ABOVE LEFT: Local artist Houston Sulouff, photographed in his woodworking studio Nov. 21. TOP RIGHT: Sterling seventh-grader Naomi Chamberlain reads the poem she wrote and read at Challand Middle School’s Veterans Day on Nov. 17. Many people were so moved by her words that she was invited to read it to her church congregation. ABOVE RIGHT: Dixon High School’s September Student of the Month, Katlyn Bay, excels in sports, academics and on the stage.

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