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UPDATE | SHOOTING DEATH ON INTERSTATE 88

No charges against officer State’s attorney: Fatal shooting of Ohio man on I-88 was ‘justified’ BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

MORRISON – No charges will be filed against the state conservation police officer who shot and killed a motorist on Interstate 88 west of Rock Falls on Nov. 22, Whiteside County State’s Attorney Trish Joyce announced Friday. After an investigation into the death of Shane D. Cataline, 30, of Toledo, Ohio, Joyce issued a written decision that she

believes the shooting by Conservation Police Officer Steven Francisko was “justified.” She said deadly force was approp r i a t e b e c a u s e Whiteside County Cataline was using State’s a van in “a manner Attorney which was likely to Trish Joyce cause imminent death or great bodily harm” to an Illinois State Police officer whom Cataline had pinned.

The seven-page written decision includes a detailed description of the scene that day, as reconstructed by Joyce from scores of photographs, investigative reports, interviews, videos, and more. According to Joyce’s statement of facts from that day: On Nov. 22, 2013, the opening day of shotgun season for hunting deer, Francisko was patrolling rural Whiteside County when he decided to

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Go to saukvalley.com to read the complete copy of Whiteside County State’s Attorney Trish Joyce’s decision. investigate a van stopped on the side of the road. After approaching the van, Francisko identified himself and had a short conversation with Cataline, who said he was tired since he had been driving all of the day before. Cataline said he was heading to San Francisco. Francisko thought

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Cataline seemed confused. At 10:50 a.m., ISP Trooper Luke Kuehl arrived as backup for Francisko. Kuehl and Francisko talked briefly at Francisko’s car before the two approached Cataline’s van together. OFFICER CONTINUED ON A4

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An ‘act of God’ day? Schools – out of bad weather days – have another option BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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Ogle County Highway Department plow driver Dave Boehle has had his work cut out for him this snowy season. The 14 members of the department have worked 53 of the last 55 days. Except foreman Joe Palmer. He worked Christmas, too, meaning he’s worked 54 days since Dec. 8.

Snowbound on the job Boehle and Co. already have endured a long winter

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ver lie in bed at night, wondering whether you could’ve done a better job at work? Could you have closed another sale? Maybe you can’t remember whether you put a cover sheet on all of your TPS reports. Prepare to feel silly. Dave Boehle wonders whether he did enough to preserve the health – and lives, frankly –

christopher HEIMERMAN Heimerman is the Night News Editor at Sauk Valley Media. He can be reached at cheimerman@ saukvalley. com or 800-798-4085, ext. 523.

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of his fellow man. “You never switch it off,” the longtime Oregon resident said while I rode along on his snow plowing route Tuesday morning. “You’re still thinking about, ‘Maybe I should’ve ran that route. ... Is that one still OK? Maybe that’s my first objective tomorrow.’ It’s very hard to shut it off.”

Whiteside folks want more jobs and a good quality of life, new survey says. See Page C1

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STERLING – If area superintendents cancel another school day because of bad weather, they may have another decision to make. If school is canceled, superintendents will have 30 days to file a request for an “act of God day,” officials said. On Tuesday, Sauk Valley Media reported that once schools use up their five emergency days, any additional cancellations would result in the school year being extended. Bob Sondgeroth, regional superintendent for Whiteside County, said he had never – during his 10 years in the job – had to deal with schools using all of their emergency days.

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Now that some schools have used all five of those days, they can apply for an “act of God day.� If approved by the regional superintendent and state board of education, he said, that would allow schools to not add an additional day and not lose state aid for the canceled day. Paul McMahon, regional superintendent for Lee and Ogle counties, said Steward Elementary School District No. 220 already has used an “act of God day.� In addition to the 5 emergency days used for the snow and cold, McMahon said, the school also had to cancel a day because it was without power. An “act of God day� can be used only after all 5 emergency days have been used, McMahon said, and can be used for only an unforeseen issue. Michael Juenger, superintendent of the Dixon schools, said the fact that the district is out of emergency days won’t factor into the decision to cancel school if the weather makes it a safety issue. The decision for his district, he said, will be whether to apply for an “act of God day.� “I think that’s certainly something that we’ll have to consider,� Juenger said. “We’ll consider all of the options. It’s important to educate the students, and I hate to take away from that.� But, Juenger said, the district will also take into account the fact that

Snowy and cold forecast -UCHOFTHE3AUK6AL LEYISUNDERAWINTER STORMWARNINGUNTIL PMTODAY WITHTO INCHESOFSNOWFORECAST )NCREASINGWINDSCOULD CAUSEDRIFTINGANDMAKE TRAVELHAZARDOUSTONIGHT )TWILLTURNDRY BUT COLDER 3UNDAY4HE FORECASTHIGHIS4HE LOWISBELOW -ORESNOWISPOSSIBLE 4UESDAY families have made plans based on the scheduled end of the school year. Tad Everett, superintendent of the Sterling schools, said in his 14 years with the school district, this is the first time it has used all five emergency days. He said a decision to cancel school and whether to ask for an “act of God day� would be made after involving the school board and teachers unions. “We will definitely discuss it as a board of education and administrative team,� he said. “But first and foremost, we will be making the decision on student and staff safety.� If Sterling has to cancel another day of school, Everett’s recommendation to the school board will be to apply for an “act of God day,� he said. But his recommendation could change if more days are canceled. Sondgeroth said schools will have 30 days to apply for an “act of God day.� He said he was in constant contact with his superintendents while they consider canceling

school, so the superintendents will likely know whether their request will get approval at the local level before they make the decision. If a regional superintendent approves the request for an “act of God day,� Sondgeroth said, it then goes to the state board of education for review. That board will likely side with the decision of the regional superintendent, who is more aware of the local weather conditions, he said. If a district decides to cancel a day of school but not apply for an “act of God day,� the additional day doesn’t have to be at the end of the year, Sondgeroth said; schools could take it during spring break. “It’s a possibility but very unlikely� that the makeup day would be scheduled for a Saturday, he said. The five emergency days that Sterling has used, Everett said, don’t have to be made up at the end of the year, but can be done during the 9 days – including spring break and holidays – that the district doesn’t have scheduled for classes. However, Everett said he isn’t in favor of using those nine days for that purpose this year because it hasn’t previously been discussed and it wouldn’t be fair to families of students and staff who have made plans. That is a discussion Everett wants to have with the school board, teachers unions and community, he said, in the event a similar situation comes up in the future.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home has been open to the public since the day the then-president visited in 1984. On Thursday, that will have been exactly 30 years ago. To commemorate that day, the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors, staff and volunteer will have a public kickoff of a yearlong celebration with an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. that day. Refreshments will be served in the Visitors Center, and free tours will be offered of the home, 816 S. Henne-

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ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The city has a rule that bars it from cutting off utility services to residents when the temperature drops below 20. But Kerry McGrady, 48, who has lived in Rock Falls for a decade, says thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the word he got this week. He said the city left a message on his phone Tuesday that it would cut off his services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; electric, water and sewer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday morning. On that day, the low temperature was forecast at below zero. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll freeze to death,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I called back and asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Could you please not do this to my children?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I have been paying for 10 years. They said they would cut off first thing tomorrow morning.â&#x20AC;? The city eventually agreed not to cut off his service during the freezing weather. In an email on Tuesday, City Administrator Robbin Blackert said she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment on a specific customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation because â&#x20AC;&#x153;privacy policies are strictly enforced regarding utility customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accounts.â&#x20AC;? But she said the city abides by its ordinance and Illinois law. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I cannot account for what someone tells you,â&#x20AC;? Blackert wrote in the email. According to a city ordinance, which reflects state law, if the National Weather Service forecasts a temperature below 20 degrees in the next 24 hours, the city will not terminate residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; utility services. The ordinance requires the utilities office to inform the police when it cuts off a residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service when the low temperature in the past day was below 32 degrees. That is meant to alert the police to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the possible threat to the health and life of all persons residing in the residence.â&#x20AC;? Without electricity, McGrady said, he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to heat his home in the 300 block of Fifth Avenue, where he lives with his fiancĂŠe and three children. He said he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to pay his utility bills for the past couple of months, so he is behind by $600. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I recently was injured at work. I was having

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Kerry McGrady of Rock Falls said he was threatened by the city of Rock Falls that it would cut off his utilities even while temperatures outside were below zero this week. financial problems,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to pay when he gets his tax refund. He said the city shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut off a residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electricity when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so cold. But he said a utilities employee told him the city would stick to its guns and proceed with the Wednesday cutoff. After he called again to protest Tuesday, the city â&#x20AC;&#x153;backpedaled,â&#x20AC;? saying it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut off his electricity during the freezing weather, McGrady said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The situation has been rectified,â&#x20AC;? he reported. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to hold off on a termination for a while if the city follows its ordinance. For the next few days, the low temperatures are expected to be lower than 20. Blackertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s email, which

was sent to Sauk Valley Media after McGrady said the city decided against cutting off his service on Wednesday, stated that Rock Falls planned no utility terminations this week. Blackert wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say what the customer service office told McGrady, but she spoke generally about the officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Accounts receivable calls happen throughout the year as a courtesy prior to disconnection, sometimes multiple times,â&#x20AC;? Blackert said. If a customer is eligible for disconnection, she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we believe it is advisable to remind them that when the temperature is predicted to be over 20 degrees for 24 hours, they will be disconnected with no

additional notification required.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There has been no issue in the past with our disconnection procedures,â&#x20AC;? Blackert said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;perhaps only unhappy delinquent customers who are looking for any avenue to avoid disconnection.â&#x20AC;? ComEd distributes electricity to most of the Sauk Valley. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokeswoman, Noelle Gaffney, said the utility provides information to customers about access to financial assistance for their bills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disconnection of services is always a last resort,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given the impact of winter on customers in northern Illinois, we generally donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do disconnections between Dec. 1 and March 31.â&#x20AC;?

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OBITUARIES Kevin C. Setchell DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kevin Crandall Setchell, 25, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home. Kevin was born Sept. 30, 1988, in Dixon, the son of Scott and Candi (Ragan) Setchell. He attended Dixon High School, before serving in the Army. Kevin enjoyed spending time with his two children, and was a caring and loving dad. Survivors include his parents, Scott and Candi Setchell; two children, Teagan and Mason Setchell; one brother, Jonathan (Aubrey) Setchell; his paternal grandmother, Dolores Setchell; three aunts, Penny (Randy) Kissee, Pam (John) Bonnell, and Jacqueline (Terry) Sondgeroth; six uncles, Jeff (Andrea) Ragan, Scott (Katie) Ragan, Larry (Karen) Setchell, Craig

(Janet) Setchell, Bruce (Lori) Setchell, and Dean (Kelly) Setchell; and numerous extended family. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jacque Setchell; and his maternal grandparents, Walter and Floretta Ragan. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. John Kalebaugh, pastor of The Refuge Church in Amboy, officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial has been established to contribute to his childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Louise Taber PROPHETSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Louise Taber, 83, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home. She was a registered nurse at Colonial Acres in Rock Falls, retiring in 1990. Louise was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Geneseo, the daughter of Margaret DeCap. She married Roy B. Taber Jr. on Nov. 5, 1955, in Erie. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1989. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda (Jim) Smith, and one son, Brad (Michelle) Taber, both of Prophetstown; two granddaughters; and one sis-

ter, Jo Ann Bunch of Rock Falls. She also was preceded in death by her mother. There will be no visitation. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown, with the Rev. Rodney Phelps, pastor of Advent Christian Church in Prophetstown, officiating. Interment will be at Sharon Cemetery in Erie. A memorial has been established to St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital. Visit www.bosmagibson. com to send condolences.

Wilma J. McCulloh ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wilma Jean McCulloh, 81, of Rock Falls, went on to see the face of Jesus and her beloved family and friends on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. She was born June 11, 1932, in Morrison, the daughter of Delbert and Ida (Wagner) Broughton, and was a graduate of Morrison High School. Wilma was a beautician, and worked from her home in Rock Falls for many years. She married Robert D. McCulloh on Sept. 30, 1972, in Rock Falls. He died suddenly Aug. 17, 1974. Collecting antiques and going to shows, as well as bowling, were Wilmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hobbies. She

had worked for W.I.B.C. She loved music and loved the world of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nature, from sea to shining sea. She was a member of Sterling Family Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by several cousins and a host of friends. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Monday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls, with the Rev. David Beebe officiating. Burial will be at West Genesee Cemetery in Coleta. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Granny Rose Animal Shelter.

Alice A. Metzler DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alice Annette Metzler, 81, of Dixon, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home. She was born July 30, 1932, in Sterling, the daughter of Harold and Celeste (Petri) True. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. She married Edward H. Metzler on April 7, 1956, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2013. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Fernandez of Loves Park; and two granddaughters, Angela Fernandez of Chicago and Andrea (Steve) Harnden of Lombard. She also was preceded in death by her brother, John True.

Special thanks to all of the caregivers from Visiting Angels, especially to Cindy and Katie. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday and the Mass of Christian Burial at noon Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. There will be a luncheon in the Father Callahan Room at St. Anne Catholic Church after the burial. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

Donald L. Schielein CHILLICOTHE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donald L. Schielein, 88, of Chillicothe, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Peoria, to Leonard B. and Anna H. (Kriete) Schielein. Donald was a 1944 graduate of Chillicothe Township High School and a veteran of the Navy. He married M. Rosene Conley of Princeville on Nov. 25, 1948. He was a lifelong farmer, retiring in 2005. He was a member of Peoria County Farm Bureau, serving as a director for many years. In 2007, he received the Ag Service Award for his dedication and support of the Farm Bureau. He served on, and worked with, Peoria County Extension Board and Foundation. He served as a trustee for Medina Township and served on many other boards and committees. He was a member and supporter of Pearce Community Center in Chillicothe.

Edwin Meiners ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edwin Meiners, 80, of Rock Falls, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his home. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

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They found Cataline on the phone, and Francisko caught the tail end of the conversation. According to Francisko, Cataline said something like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gonna end well.â&#x20AC;? Francisko was unaware, but Cataline had placed a 911 call, and at the time was speaking with the Rock Island County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Francisko thought that what Cataline had said on the phone was strange, and reminded Cataline that he was a police officer. The conversation continued for about 2 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re awfully overly nervous here talking to me,â&#x20AC;? Francisko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand why.â&#x20AC;? Francisko then asked to search Catalineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car. Cataline said no, and that he wanted to go home. Francisko suggested

that Cataline get some rest, and at 10:53 a.m., told him he was free to leave. After the three men left, an ISP dispatcher told Kuehl about the 911 call that Cataline had placed, in which he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in a lot of trouble right now. ... I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to be disappearing or something,â&#x20AC;? before hanging up. Kuehl then decided to check on Cataline again, and Francisko responded as backup. Based on Catalineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement that he wanted to go home, the two headed east on I-88 until they spotted Catalineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s van once more. Kuehl saw Cataline commit two minor traffic violations before pulling him over. Kuehl parked behind Catalineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stopped van, and Francisko parked in front of it. At 11:11 a.m., the men approached Catalineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s van and Kuehl opened the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side door.

They said they needed to talk about the 911 call Cataline had made, and told Cataline to turn off his vehicle and hand over the keys. He failed to comply, and they told Cataline two more times to turn off his car and hand over the keys. He still didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. At 11:12, Cataline threw his van into reverse, causing Kuehl to lose his grip on the door and fall back into the eastbound lane of traffic. Cataline then, according to Francisko, â&#x20AC;&#x153;turned the wheel all the way to the left, and floored it,â&#x20AC;? making an abrupt U-turn into oncoming traffic. Francisko ran back to his patrol vehicle, as did Kuehl. Kuehl reached inside, and attempted to make a call on the radio when Cataline rammed his van into Kuehlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad car at such a high rate of speed that it pushed the car off the shoulder and into the ditch. Kuehl was pinned, immobilized,

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He is survived by his wife of 65 years; their four children, Reanee (Harry) Gladden of Holland, Mich., Robert (Juli) Schielein of Chillicothe, and Diana Westart and James (Bernadine) Schielein, both of Dixon; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Louise Tobin of Mossville. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Keith Walder officiating. Burial will be at LaSalle Cemetery in Chillicothe. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edwards Catholic Church in Chillicothe, Peoria County Farm Bureau Foundation, or Camp Courageous of Iowa, a camp for special needs children. Visit www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com to send condolences.

checking on Cataline, who appeared to be dead. After turning off Catalineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car, Francisko returned to Kuehl, who was complaining of his hips hurting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought you were getting killed,â&#x20AC;? Francisko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to shoot him.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know it,â&#x20AC;? Kuehl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I was gonna die, too.â&#x20AC;? When investigators arrived, they found Cataline slumped in the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat of his van, his right foot near the gas pedal, and his left foot propped on the dashboard between the steering wheel and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s door. This, investigators said, indicated Cataline had prepared himself for impact.

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A new CILA home for the developmentally disabled is planned at the corner of West Lefevre Road and Woodburn Street. The new home will be operated by Francis House, w h i c h Alderman Joe Martin already runs six homes for the developmentally disabled in Sterling: Casa Willis, Hammett House and Stern Square are 16-person homes; The Willows and the new home are for 8 residents; Greenview and Oakwood are for 6 people. Francis House, based in Galesburg, also is known by the name it is marketed under â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DD Homes. The building will be similar to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other CILA homes, said Casa Willis Director Justin Connelly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be run the same,â&#x20AC;? Connelly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Self Help will provide day training services.â&#x20AC;? The new home will have CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) designation, as does Greenview, Oakwood and The Willows. CILA homes differ primarily in the number of people who live in them and how they are funded,â&#x20AC;? Connelly said. CILA homes, by law, can house no more than 8 people, and they are funded by Medicaid waivers. A petition has been filed with the city to make a zoning ordinance change to accommodate the new building. The petition will be discussed at the next Planning Commission meeting on Feb. 20. The ordinance would be changed to accommodate the community living arrangement and to change some outdated language, said Joe Martin, that wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alderman and a Planning Commission member. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the wording is regarding ADA standards, and there were just some other language problems to fix,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. Building and Zoning Superintendent Amanda Schmidt said the code also will be reworded to

Francis House in Sterling %XISTING&RANCIS(OME run group homes for the developmentally disabled in Sterling: Casa Willis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 910 7OODBURN!VE (AMMETT(OUSEn &IRST!VE Stern Square â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1328 W. Seventh St. 'REENVIEW#),!n !VENUE* /AKWOOD#),!n $ILLON!VE 4HE7ILLOWS#),! put in a few restrictions, including how big a community living building can get. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the zoning code is pretty antiquated, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just changing some of the language,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt said. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience with Francis Homes has been a good one, Martin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is another home in my ward, and never in my 19 years as alderman have I gotten a complaint,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have been good to work with, and this will fly with no problem.â&#x20AC;? The company has been in Sterling for 20 years, said Director of Operations Laura Kelly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had an amazing collaborative relationship with Self Help,â&#x20AC;? Kelly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have been a big part of our success in this area.â&#x20AC;? The company hopes to start construction within the next 6 months, Kelly said.

Uniform inspections? Sterling, Rock Falls seek collaborative effort on rentals BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com    EXT

In 2009, Sterling failed in an attempt to institute an inspection program for rental properties. Five years later, Sterling and Rock Falls are working together to bring a similar program to both cities. Building inspector Mark Searing of Rock Falls and Building and Zoning Superintendent Amanda Schmidt of Sterling have been working on each cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program for several months, coordinating their efforts to ensure the rules would be the same on both sides of the bridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are landlords who own property in both cities, so we hope to have basically the same ordinance,â&#x20AC;? Searing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There might be some slight language differences, but there shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be any inconsistencies.â&#x20AC;? This type of program would be a first for both cities. Currently, inspections are done only after a complaint is made by a tenant or landlord. By then, problems often have become much more complicated to address. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was time to revisit this,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to get things fixed before they become a huge problem.â&#x20AC;? Opposition from the Sauk Valley Landlord Association to mandatory inspections helped to derail Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to set up a program in 2009. A meeting with the

landlords group will soon be scheduled to discuss the merits of the program, Schmidt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The objective of this program is to protect everybody,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an us-againstthem sort of thing.â&#x20AC;? The impetus for the program is to bring the quality of housing to a higher standard, Searing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most do a good job,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is more for the minority who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;?

Landlords unhappy with effort The stance of the Sauk Valley Landlord Association hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t softened much since 2009, President Rod Kleckler said. Kleckler, of Rock Falls, said he was first contacted about resurrecting the efforts a few months ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From what I was told, this is about controlling absentee landlords and beautifying the cities,â&#x20AC;? Kleckler said. The cause and desired effect donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a straight line, Kleckler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they want to beautify the cities, why do they need to go inside houses and look at the water pressure?â&#x20AC;? Kleckler asked. The Sauk Valley Landlord Association and its board oppose any restrictions on the rental process, its president said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about life/ safety; if they would enforce the codes as they are written now, there is plenty in there for them

to make the cities look better,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why target only rental properties? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard enough for us to make repairs, pay taxes and insurance.â&#x20AC;? A rough draft that outlines how the program would work is being reviewed and tweaked by both cities. The Building Code committee has been looking at it in Rock Falls. Sterling has no such committee, but the Planning Commission will get the ordinance before it goes to the City Council. The draft calls for a system that grades properties A through D, with A being the highest and D the lowest. The inspections would be done between tenants when someone moves out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to put as little impact on landlords as possible, and try not to bother tenants when properties are occupied,â&#x20AC;? Searing said. If the property received a good grade, it would not be reinspected for 5 years after a new tenant moved in. A room-by-room checklist, similar to one used for inspections of low-income housing, would be used. Minor problems would likely have to be addressed in about 30 days, while the time frame would be negotiable for bigger problems, Searing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The A grades would generally be newer buildings,â&#x20AC;? Searing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s would be major

problems like life/safety and electrical issues, where the building is not occupiable.â&#x20AC;?

Not about â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;revenue generationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Inspection fees have not been set, but both cities say they want to keep them as low as possible. The draft calls for landlords with multiple properties to get a break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is about compliance, not revenue generation,â&#x20AC;? Searing said. It is hoped that the program will be self-sustaining. Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; preliminary numbers estimate the cost of the program at $17,000 in the first year. The plan calls for the possible hiring of a part-time inspector to help with the extra work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, as time goes on, fewer inspections would be required, and costs would go down,â&#x20AC;? Searing said. About one-third of properties in both cities are rentals. Housing market dynamics over the past few years have tipped the scales toward renting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With all of the foreclosures, people are picking up cheap rentals and flipping them,â&#x20AC;? Searing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And people who used to own are becoming renters.â&#x20AC;? Work on city budgets will begin in earnest this month and are due May 1. Both cities will wait out that process before bringing a final draft to their respective councils.

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Open tentative contracts to public scrutiny G

ov. Pat Quinn, in his State of the State address Wednesday, described his initiatives for jobs, education, and the economy. In a speech delivered 5 years to the day after he assumed office from disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Quinn briefly mentioned the ethical woes he inherited back then. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, we restored integrity to state government, passing a strong new ethics code, campaign finance reform and a new constitutional amendment to allow voters to recall any governor guilty of corruption,â&#x20AC;? the governor said. That sentence amounted to Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only reference, such as it was, to governmental openness and accountability in Illinois. We believe more work needs to be done. One area where greater

openness is needed deals with contracts negotiated through collective bargaining between public employee unions and units of government, such as school districts, cities, and the like. Currently, units of government believe they are not required to release such contracts until after they have been approved. After a tentative agreement is reached, negotiators for both sides usually take the stance that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s none of the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business what the contract contains. The taxpayers who foot the bill traditionally arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to see it until the union members ratify it and the board or council casts its vote in the affirmative. Such a closed, clubby process sticks in our craw. After all, the need for secrecy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if one even recognizes that need â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no longer exists after a tentative contract is reached.

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union and elementary school district reached a tentative contract agreement the day before a scheduled Jan. 13 strike. Despite Sauk Valley Mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Freedom of Information Act request for the tentative contract, the Mendota Elementary School District would not release it until after the board approved it on Jan. 17.

would be required to convene an open meeting and receive public To advance the cause of transparency, comments before a vote Illinois needs a law that requires newlyis taken. negotiated government employee contracts Such a system would help elected board memto be released, with public hearings held on bers, public employees, them, before a final vote can be taken. and the public better understand the contents The negotiating has ated with firefighters. of proposed contracts. ended, and neither side In 2012, the Sterling The 14-day window would can gain an advantage School District failed to also allow members of from disclosure. release, in advance of the the public to find out how And certainly, after the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ratification vote, much additional money public employees vote to the contract it had negotiTHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WHY WE those tentative contracts ratify, the school district ated with teachers. believe legislation filed would cost them. gains no advantage by However, in 2013, at our last year by state Rep. Unfortunately, Ivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bill keeping the details under strong urging, the Dixon Jeanne Ives, a Republican is stuck in a Democraticwraps. School District released from Wheaton, is sorely controlled committee, its 55-page contract with needed. where it will likely never IN RECENT YEARS, striking Dixon teachers Ivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bill would require emerge without help. we have made the point one day before the school all newly negotiated conWe call on Sauk Valley as various local governboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scheduled vote. tracts between unions area representatives to ments went about the Also last year, the Dixon and public-sector sign on as co-sponsors to contract negotiation pro- City Council gave the employers (school disRep. Ivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; contract transcess, with mixed results. public 14 days to inspect tricts, cities, counties, the parency bill. In 2009, officials for the its tentative contract with state, etc.) to be posted on We further call on them city of Sterling failed to the police union before it the public bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website to do what they can to release, in advance of the was put to a vote. for at least 14 days before advance it, and along councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ratification vote, The issue resurfaced in any action is taken. with it the cause of openthe terms of an amended January when, in nearby Further, after at least ness and accountability contract that was negoti- Mendota, the teachers 14 days, the public entity in government.

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Salutes officer for shoveling out stuck car ERIKA EDSON Dixon

Reminder on election letter lengths

On Monday morning, I was on my way to the doctor. Then my car got stuck in deep snow. I had no idea who to call for help. Then a police officer spotted my car and dug it out. And he worked hard to get it done. I am so grateful for his help, and I wish to thank him with all my heart. I hope he is reading the Telegraph. I live at Countryside Manor. God bless you.

The maximum length for letters to the editor endorsing candidates or discussing issues regarding the March 18 primary is 200 words. Letter writers may not endorse the same candidate or issue more than once. The submission deadline is noon March 11.

Appreciates return of his money clip TOM JILDERDA Dixon

I was in Dixon Walmart on Monday, and found out an angel worked there. I lost my money clip with a large amount of money in it, but thanks to Danielle Grimley, it was all returned safely to me. Thank you for showing me there are still honest people around. God bless you.

Thankful for angelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; blessing

People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually resent public pensions FRED L. NESBIT Dixon

Here is the answer to Joanne Pennockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question for SVM reporter David Giuliani in her letter published Jan. 25. She asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why does everyone resent teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pensions?â&#x20AC;? The short answer is, They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Recent polling data shows widespread support for government workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pensions. Several groups hostile to government pensions hired a bipartisan poll-

promise of comprehensive immigration reform he campaigned on for the Jerry Holbert, Newspaper Enterprise Association Hispanic vote â&#x20AC;&#x201C; only to give them the highest deportaquarter [fell] on Jan. 31. tions, not voluntary exits, Right off the bat, the Jan. 14 of any other president. Telegraph story rendered former U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling as appearing to be late in filing his report. The story is how incumBETTY RONNEI bent Cheri Bustos raised Deer Grove more than $1 million â&#x20AC;&#x201C; over half of that juicy When we least expect amount since July 2013. it, there are â&#x20AC;&#x153;angels.â&#x20AC;? Our Schilling announced in lives are so busy that when July, the same month. a special blessing comes Neither his family nor his our way, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re caught by boss gave him half a mil- surprise, and it can bring lion dollars to ante up. He tears to our eyes. started with zero funding. On Wednesday, at AngeWhatever he reports on loâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s II, a table of four young Jan. 31 is what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raised women sat just feet from through grassroots fund- my booth where I was raising, the old-fashioned enjoying the wonderful way, by direct solicitation, buffet. When a waitress asking his constituents came by, I told her I was and supporters for help. ready to pay. I was stunned Arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Republicans sup- to find my lunch had posed to be the party of already been paid for by the rich, Democrats the the gals who sat close by. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know me, Jeff Stahler, Newspaper Enterprise Association party of the poor? It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long ago that and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know them. pension shortfalls. accepting campaign con- Those girls were truly Despite the finding that tributions from lobbyists angels that day, and as most voters view governand special interests was a result, I thanked Jesus ment workers deservfrowned upon. It had a (for they already had gone ing of the benefits they hint of corruption, if not about 20 minutes before I earned, politicians conquestionable judgment finished my meal). G.G. GARCIA tinue pursuing the poliand conduct. And now to them, and Amboy tics of resentment in their $1.1 million. they know who they are, attempts to deprive work- Ordinarily, stories on I guess thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the change there is a special place in ers of their retirement campaign finance follow Obama promised dur- heaven reserved for you. the reporting deadline; this ing his campaign, like the Thank you. security.

ing team (Mellman Group and Public Opinion Strategies). They found that regardless of party, 55 percent believe public pension benefits are too small or about right. They found that 58 percent believe state officials as well as the economic downturn are to blame for

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Where do we find tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reporters? J

ournalism isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a career for everybody. Not for people who have to be popular ... or want to be rich. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work that is important, rewarding and fun â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially newspaper work. The news is different every day, and so is the job of the reporter and editor. Despite the changes in newspapers and other news media, we will always have journalism. Which means we will always need journalists.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Help me by sharing your top three reasons a journalism degree is worthwhile,â&#x20AC;? he wrote in an email to board members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What would you tell the [high school] senior sitting in your office right now?â&#x20AC;? Here is what this editor suggested: 1. THE SKILLS YOU learn in journalism are transferable to virtually any profession. The ability to express yourself clearly will be important for any career you pursue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt in school when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re answering essay questions and writing term papers.

WE UNDERSTAND why some parents might be apprehensive if their children want to study journalism. Or, scarier still, become newspaper reporters! As a member of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Board, this editor has recently been involved in discussions about the value of a journalism education. Fellow board member Lonny Cain, who is managing editor of the newspaper In Ottawa, took on the job of writing an essay to encourage students to consider the study of journalism â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at any level.

2. YOU WILL LEARN how to learn, which will serve you well as you inevitably tackle unfamiliar tasks and topics throughout your life and career. The journalistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability and willingness to research, question and verify information will ensure you never stop learning. 3. JOURNALISTS FIND great satisfaction in doing good for people and their communities. They work to keep

larryLOUGH Larry Lough is executive editor of Sauk Valley Media. Contact him via email at llough@ saukvalley. com.

government officials accountable, to expose harmful business practices, and to help people get involved in improving the places where they live. Plus, they get to tell lots of good stories about long-separated siblings being reunited, long-lost pets being found, and long-suffering patients finding a cure â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or at least an inspiring peace. News isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always bad; in fact, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often very good. JOURNALISM ISNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T just about news reporting. Check out the variety of magazines at a bookstore or drug store. Every interest possible, it seems, has a magazine. And every magazine needs writers and editors and photographers and designers and ...

The numbers and kinds of magazines seem to be limitless. Not just magazines about sports, but separate and several magazines for every sport. Not just outdoors magazines, but different publications for hunting, fishing and camping. Multiple magazines targeting men readers, and even more targeting women. Check out the magazine rack sometime. No matter your interest, journalism seeks to serve it. WILL NEWSPAPERS be around in a few years to offer jobs to young journalists? Depends on how you define â&#x20AC;&#x153;newspapers,â&#x20AC;? which today are so much more than ink-on-paper products. But, yes, the printed edition will be with us for many years to come. As we are seeing in some markets in other states, that rolled-up newspaper in the plastic bag might not be published every day, or it might not be delivered to your home each morning. But as long as readers and advertisers prefer

the printed edition, it will exist. This business someday will feature a dominant digital product. And Sauk Valley Media, with an array of electronic options, is preparing for that day. But it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen until our customers show they are ready. HOWEVER, THAT wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect the need for young journalists with skills in informationgathering and storytelling, as well as new technology, to serve the needs of their communities and this democracy. The First Amendment protects the press for a reason, which speaks to the importance of our job. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find some public officials and their friends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Rock Falls to Oregon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who are not very happy with us for our recent reporting of information from public records we obtained. But youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also find lots of readers who are grateful that we continue to monitor the performance of government officials, especially when it comes to spending local tax dollars.

Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our obligation under the social contract that is the First Amendment. AS OUR FELLOW editor Lonny Cain wrote in his essay, people have to ask themselves whether they have the right stuff to be a journalist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the end it comes down to individual passion,â&#x20AC;? he wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have a desire to write, if you have a nagging curiosity about things you see and hear; if you have questions that deserve answers; if you care about people, animals, plants and more; if you want others to know what you know ... then you are ready to be a reporter.â&#x20AC;? The editors and reporters at this newspaper would be happy to help aspiring journalists consider their career options. We are more than willing to make ourselves available to students, school newspaper advisers, and guidance counselors who are looking for journalists to share the experiences from their career choice. Journalism can always use good young recruits.

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Michael Madigan sends a message on taxes and jobs Ambitious plan would lessen business costs

name (and clout) behind a nod to hard-pressed businesses is a dramatic move for a Democratic leader â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but in this case itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a tacit acknowledgment that Illinois is at a serious disadvantage in competing for jobs with Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and many other lower-tax states. As a result, Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unemployment rate, mired at the 8.6 percent it was a year ago even as the national rate has fallen, is third-worst among the states. And for 2014, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation ranks Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; business tax climate a moribund 31stbest. That ranking rests on each stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position in five categories, with the corporate income tax â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth-highest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; among them. Madigan didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mention Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calls for raising the minimum wage, requiring employers to provide sick days, and spending initiatives that

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One day after Gov. Pat Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State of the State address, the most influential politician in Illinois told all of us something else about the state of the state: Illinois has to jump-start its economy. We hope this is the beginning of something big. As speaker of the state House and head of Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dominant political party, Michael Madigan has the power to drive discussions on taxes and spending. He proved that anew last year when he successfully shepherded passage of public pension reforms similar to the plan he championed. On Thursday, Madigan set off in a new direction, proposing to cut the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corporate income tax. Putting his

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would put further stress on the state budget at a time when Illinois has $7 billion in unpaid bills. He instead blew past Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rhetoric about somehow growing Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; economy while slapping new costs on employers. The details of Madiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal define its more ambitious scope: The Illinois corporate income tax today is 7 percent, in addition to a second tax on businesses, a 2.5 percent levy called the personal property replacement tax. Under current law, the corporate income tax is scheduled to drop back by onefourth next year, to 5.25 percent. Madigan would cut a second one-fourth, dropping the corporate income tax to 3.5 percent as of now, January 2014. Because he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change the personal property replacement tax, the total tax on employers would fall from todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9.5 percent, and next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sched-

 

    

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employers, pay the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal income tax rate rather than the corporate rate. Thus they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t benefit from Madiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal. The personal rate for all Illinoisans is scheduled to roll back next year from todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5 percent to 3.75 percent. Madiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move will encourage some fellow Democrats to boast during an election year that

his plan would foster job creation. But calling for a tax cut complicates politics for other Democrats who argue that Illinois needs more tax revenue, not less. ... For now, Madigan has telegraphed that the pension reforms he helped pass are far from enough to rejuvenate this stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s languishing economy. ...

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His preoccupation with his occupation should come as little surprise. He and the 13 other members of the Ogle County Highway Department are something beyond dedicated, as reflected by their recent attendance record: 55 days elapsed; 53 days worked. Oh, except for foreman Joe Palmer. He worked Christmas, too. So heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 54-for-55. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He does a fantastic job for us,â&#x20AC;? Ogle County Engineer Curtis Cook said of Palmer, who has filled the role for almost 10 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the wintertime, Joe doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of sleep.â&#x20AC;? Cook says Palmer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the sort of guy you take out for a steak dinner as a reward. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not why the foreman drives highways at all hours of the night, checking on potential snowfall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just pat him on the back and tell him heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing a great job,â&#x20AC;? Cook said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do is ever second-guess the decisions that our guys make. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about the decisions being made by our guys. They never underdo a job. If theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to err, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to overdo it. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an error I can live with.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps your co-workers commiserate and crack jokes about how

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Ogle County plow driver Dave Boehle has had his work cut out for him this snowy season. life feels like Groundhog Day as Mother Nature relentlessly grips the Midwest, her icy mitts trying to crush our will to live. But most of us deal with her from the indoors. Imagine going toe-to-toe with that cold-hearted woman every day, on her turf. Talk about the nastiest of Groundhog Days. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a glimpse of that day that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t die for the Ogle County workhorses. (About the only good news is that it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open with the pre-chorus to Sonny and Cherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest hit.) Hit the alarm at 3 a.m. Arrive at work at 3:45. Be on the road at 4. Clear 270-some highway milesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of snow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; often the

same snow you cleared yesterday (Talk about maddening!) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the next 12, sometimes 13 hours. Go home. Go to sleep, if you can. Repeat. Wait a second, though. As Cook pointed out when he called me at 7 a.m. Tuesday, his guys donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just go home, eat dinner and relax until they turn in. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got their own driveways to clear. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re family men. And, in Boehleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case, he often has his daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games to catch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; actually a sort of silver lining for his 12-hour days wrapping up just in time for him to make tip-off. About 2 hours after chatting with Cook, I was

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fact that Dad will miss her birthday just about every December. But there havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been many winters quite like this one. And the longrange forecast calls for a snowy February, so that torrid clip at which these guys have been working likely wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end soon. I hopped out of his machine with a lot of fresh perspective and admiration for the work he and his guys do. And these are smart guys. More than half of the crew members have a college degree. Boehle got his from Illinois State in corporate fitness. But he also worked for the county through college, and when his field of studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opportunities kept calling him toward Chicago, he opted to stay in Ogle County. You know, where his heart is. The Ogle County guys are anything but alone, and they share a strong sense of camaraderie with other countiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; crew members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in this together,â&#x20AC;? Boehle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all fighting the same fight.â&#x20AC;? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make sure we spread the love. Bureau Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drivers have also had only two days off since Dec. 8, Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four, and Whiteside Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five. And all they ask in return is that we harness our road rage while they clear the way for us to get to work. To our families. To our lives.

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Rutherford charges Rauner Amanda Knox: behind stafferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allegations â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I will never go Something â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fishyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; about the claims, treasurer says CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Republican race for Illinois governor took a nasty turn Friday, with Treasurer Dan Rutherford accusing venture capitalist Bruce Rauner of being behind a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fishyâ&#x20AC;? scheme to taint his image ahead of the primary. Rutherford announced â&#x20AC;&#x201C; during a hastily called news conference â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that a treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office employee who has made â&#x20AC;&#x153;allegations of misconductâ&#x20AC;? against him was being represented by an attorney whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been on Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s payroll. Rutherford said the attorney demanded $300,000 on the employeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf to â&#x20AC;&#x153;walk away and keep it under wraps.â&#x20AC;? Rauner struck back by saying Rutherford should focus on clearing up the allegations. His spokesman Mike Schrimpf dismissed Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claims as false. Rutherford said his office was launching an external investigation into the employeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allegations after an internal probe showed â&#x20AC;&#x153;absolutely no truthâ&#x20AC;? to the claims. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is something

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and a consultant firm had been retained for an independent probe since the treasurer is the accused. Schrimpf said the lawyer mentioned by Rutherford worked for Rauner last spring on an office space lease. The attorney was paid a one-time fee of $3,500, and nothing was discussed with the attorney related to the treasurer, Schrimpf said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treasurer Rutherford should spend his time answering the serious claims made against him by a state employee, rather than trying to distract attention with a ridiculous false claim against us,â&#x20AC;? Schrimpf said in an emailed statement. Rutherford said the allegations were an attempt to knock him down ahead of the March 18 primary. Olson said the alleged conversation seeking the $300,000 happened within the past week. Rutherford and Rauner are among four candidates seeking the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination at a critical juncture for the Illinois GOP. After 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when seven candidates sought the GOP gubernatorial nod at one time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; party officials were hoping for a 2014 season that would keep the focus on replacing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn instead of intraparty squabbles. Quinn faces one primary chal-

OSWEGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The wife of an Illinois state trooper severely injured in an accident that killed a tollway worker is thanking the public for the outpouring of support for her family. In a statement Thursday, Kim Balder, wife of Trooper Douglas Balder, expressed her gratitude for well wishes expressed

FRIDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TWIST â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the allegation of a shakedown and questions about Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenure as treasurer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; took on a new tone. During the news conference, Rutherford raised his voice several times, particularly when talking about Rauner, and alleged the misconduct claim was a well-thought-out scheme and that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been â&#x20AC;&#x153;set up.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trench warfare from now on,â&#x20AC;? said political strategist Don Rose. Rutherford is set to begin airing television ads next week, the second candidate to do so after Rauner. Rutherford ended the last quarter with about $1.37 million cash on hand, more than any other GOP candidate. But Rauner has raised about $4 million in the last quarter, far outpacing all the other GOP candidates.

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ian Group at HighTower, a wealth advisory firm in Pennsylvania. Anxiety has ramped up in Asia, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clients were very worried as they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen such market jitters in a while,â&#x20AC;? says Lee Younghwan, a private banking consultant at Daishin Securities Co. in Seoul, South Korea. Still, he says that many are more inclined to snap up stocks now at lower prices, than to bail out. That countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main index, the Kospi, is down 3.5 percent since the start of the year. In Japan, the Nikkei is off 8.5 percent, after soaring 58 percent last year. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong has fallen nearly 5.5 percent, after a 3 percent gain. In Moscow, where the main stock index has been dropping for a year, Marina Pliskina, an English teacher, decided sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d finally had enough. She recently sold all of her stocks.

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Stocks end week with another decline NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stock investors were hit from all sides in January. Concerns about the global economy and U.S. company earnings, as well as turmoil in emerging markets, led the Dow Jones industrial average to its worst start since 2009. However, many investors remain hopeful that the problems will not spill over into the rest of 2014. They even see the downturn as healthy, given the U.S. marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rapid rise last year. The Dow slid 5.3 percent in January while the Standard & Poorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 500 index fell 3.6 percent and the Nasdaq composite declined 1.7 percent.

On Friday, the U.S. stock market closed out January on yet another down note. The Dow fell 149.76 points, or 0.9 percent, to 15,698.85. The S&P 500 dropped 11.60 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,782.59 and the Nasdaq lost 19.25 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,103.88. Investors entered the year with some degree of skepticism and nervousness. The stock market went basically straight up in 2013. The S&P 500 index ended 2013 with a gain of nearly 30 percent, its best year since 1997. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No amount of negative news could derail the market last year,â&#x20AC;? said Jonathan Corpina, a floor trader at the New York

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Big Ten teams stall Illini, B3. e-mail: sports@saukvalley.com

Section B

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Waving white flag

The road ahead

Former Lakers star Magic Johnson has declared a cease-fire against team owner Jim Buss and coach Mike D’Antoni. Johnson has been critical of both.

The IHSA released postseason pairings for Class 1A and 2A girls basketball on Friday. See where and who your favorite Sauk Valley team will play on B9. Also see SVM anaylsis of regionals on B2.

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Building toward a blowout

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE | SUPER BOWL XLVIII

GIRLS HOOPS

WHEN: 5:30 P.M. SUNDAY | TV: FOX | LINE: BRONCOS BY 2½

Slow-starting Dixon wear down Cavs

Comets ease into rout of Prophets

BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

STERLING – Noah McCarty and the Newman Comets kind of eased into things Friday night at home against the Prophetstown Prophets. But when the Comets turned things up a notch, the Prophets just couldn’t keep up. Newman held Prophetstown scoreless for 6½ minutes early on, building an Noah insurmountable McCarty lead en route to Newman a 75-47 Three sophomore Rivers North victory. “We played a strong first quarter,” Newman sophomore center Noah McCarty said, “but it wasn’t how we wanted to play. In the second quarter, we settled down, ran our offense better, and stepped up on defense and controlled the game.” The Comets (20-2, 8-1) led just 14-10 with 1:45 left in the opening period after Prophetstown’s Ethan Howard scored on a fast-break assist from Grant Ames. BLOWOUT CONTINUED ON B4

Star of the game: Noah McCarty, Newman, 15 points, 6 rebounds Up next: Prophetstown vs. Orion, at Fulton, 1 p.m. Saturday; Newman at Morrison, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Woeful warps into wonderful

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talks with head coach John Fox during practice for Sunday’s Super Bowl. Manning and the Broncos will square off against the Seattle Seahawks.

Same, but different Manning, Wilson approach similar, but vary in style BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Record-setting offense versus relentlessly stingy defense. Coaches who actually smile, are quotable, and think football should be fun. A wintry outdoor setting. And the two best teams in the NFL. Sunday’s Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach – and certainly a league – could ask for. “It’s very special to be here,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Look at this event that our players are having to take part of. The game, the matchup, the culmination of the season, all of this is just extraordinary.” Carroll is correct about the

special nature of this Super Bowl. It could have a profound effect on the immediate future of pro football, too. Whether it becomes a referendum on hosting the big game in the elements in a cold-weather city is unknown. But more possible is it having a strong bearing on the future of the quarterback position in a sport that has become ever more dependent on the passer. In other words, we have the classic pocket passer emblematic of the old guard – that would be Peyton Manning, of course, and no quarterback has ever had a more prolific season. And we have the quickfooted, quick-witted scrambler in Russell Wilson representing for the millennials such as Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, even Andrew Luck. SAME CONTINUED ON B10

DIXON – A rough start turned into a beautiful finish for the Dixon girls basketball team. The Duchesses overcame a woeful shooting performance in the first quarter to post a 40-27 victory against LaSalle-Peru on Friday night in Lancaster Gym. Dixon converted just one basket in 17 attempts in the first 8 minutes of play, but was a respectable 12-for-32 the rest of the game. Dixon coach Luke Ravlin didn’t make any strategic adjustments, as he didn’t think they were necessary. “We just made some shots,” Ravlin said. “We got to where we wanted to go in the first quarter, but we didn’t finish. We knew if we stuck with what we were doing, kept playing hard and kept playing together, eventually those shots would drop, and they did.” WONDERFUL CONTINUED ON B4

Philip Marruffo/ pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

Dixon’s Maggie Bushman goes up for a layup past LaSalle-Peru’s Jena Argubright during Friday’s game at Lancaster Gym. Dixon won 40-27.

GIRLS BASKETBALL | OREGON 63, ROCK FALLS 55

One too many runs Hawks pull away from Rockets late at Tabor BY PATRICK PETROSKY ppetrosky@saukvalley.com 800-798-8045, ext. 553

ROCK FALLS – A big opening quarter proved to be the difference Friday for Oregon in a 63-55 Big Northern West victory over Rock Falls. Emylyn Wright was key for the Hawks’ (16-9, 6-4 Big Northern) fast start. The junior guard hit a pair of 3s, completed a three-point play, and added another jumper to score 11 of Oregon’s 18 points in the first quarter. “She’s really an outstanding athlete,” Oregon coach Kristy Eckardt said. “She’s not very tall, but she does play a lot bigger than what she is. When Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com she’s hitting shots and getting steals on defense, Rock Falls’ Dallas Clevenger and Oregon’s McKaylee Beeter we know we are in good shape.” Despite Oregon’s hot start, Rock Falls (6-15, 1-7 fight for a rebound during Friday’s game at Tabor Gym. The Big Northern) did all it could to hang around. Rockets fell 63-55 in the Big Northern West game.

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Star of the game: Emylyn Wright, Oregon, 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals Key performers: Bailey Schrader, Rock Falls, 15 points, 13 rebounds; Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon, 29 points, 13-for-16 FTs Junior forward Bailey Schrader scored all eight first-quarter points for the Rockets. A more balanced effort in the second quarter for Rock Falls led to a rally. A pair of free throws from junior guard Bailie Smith pulled the Rockets within two at 23-21 with 3 minutes left in the half. RUNS CONTINUED ON B4

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Leadership, consistency plague Fighting Illini Once ranked, Illinois now near bottom of Big Ten BY SHANNON RYAN Chicago Tribune

Illinois coach John Groceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sandpaper voice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the product of a lingering winter bug and the vocal cord shredding that comes with his profession â&#x20AC;&#x201C; detailed as best he could what ails his struggling team. A 56-46 loss to Indiana on Sunday was Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sixth in a row, the longest skid for the Illini in two seasons, and the longest of Groceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5½ seasons as a head coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hate losing,â&#x20AC;? he said afterward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I hate not playing well worse.â&#x20AC;? The Illini are guilty of both these days. With only 10 regularseason games remaining and No. 15 Iowa visiting Champaign on Saturday, the Illini (13-8, 2-6 Big

generate points on the offensive glass and were When:PM shooting an extremely Saturday high percentage of 3s,â&#x20AC;? former Illini player and TV:"IG4EN.ETWORK current BTN analyst Line: Hawkeyes by 4 Stephen Bardo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Ten) are in last place with come into the Big Ten, people scout you and Penn State in the conference standings. They rank know what you do. If they keep you off the offensive 11th of 12 Big Ten teams in points (67.5 per game), glass and limit 3s, and if Rayvonte Rice wants to field goal percentage (41.2) and 3-point shoot- drive right [and opponents stop him], you pretty ing (30.5 percent), and much cut off the offense last in assists per game (10.1) and average defen- for the Illini.â&#x20AC;? In conference play, the sive rebounds (23.6). Just 3 weeks ago, Illinois Illini are shooting only 36.2 percent overall from was ranked No. 23, and boasted a 13-2 record with the field, compared to 44.4 percent in nonconference a quality victory against play. Missouri. So was it just a mirage? Among Big Ten teams, Has the team veered off they have taken the thirdcourse? most 3-point shots, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the nonconference rank 11th in making them slate, they were able to at 25.8 percent, down from

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33.5 against nonconference opponents. Illinois shoots 72.4 percent on free throws, but has taken fewer this season (381) than anyone but Michigan in the conference. The Illini averaged 20.7 free-throw attempts per game in the nonconference slate, but during the six-game skid, they averaged only 11.8 per game, which Groce has used as evidence of a difference in officiating throughout the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not into those things you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t control,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re controlling a lot of those fairly well. We execute some things well.â&#x20AC;? Analysts say the Illini could benefit from returning to their aggressive ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been noticing the most is

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Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rayvonte Rice (24) makes a pass against Indianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noah Vonleh (1) during Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Bloomington, Ind. Rice averages 16.7 points per game. theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a perimeter jump-shooting team,â&#x20AC;? BTN analyst Shon Morris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They get away from the dribble drive, [though] theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a pretty strong

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Luckily for Dixon (12-8, 3-3 NIB12 West), LaSalle-Peru was just as wayward early. The Cavaliers went 1-for-12 in the first quarter, which ended in a 2-2 tie. Leading the Duchessesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; charge after that was junior forward Carly Hartle, who muscled her way inside for 12 points and 14 rebounds. Maggie Bushman was next with seven points, while Brittani Sohn and Brooke Bailey added six each. Bailey, who averages 19.2 points per game, was just 1-for-13 from the field while facing a box-andone defense, with LaSalle-Peruâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic Jena Argubright shadowing her every move. She was glad her teammates picked her up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice that even though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not playing my best, they have my back on that,â&#x20AC;? Bailey said. Poor shooting didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall game, as she contributed seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brookeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game is more than

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Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maggie Provo looks for a shot against LaSalle-Peruâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alexa Zimbelman during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at Lancaster Gym. Dixon won 40-27. just putting the ball in the basket,â&#x20AC;? Ravlin said. Dixon weathered a scary moment when Hartle picked up

her fourth foul with 3 minutes, 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and her team clinging to a 32-23 lead. LaSalle-Peruâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hannah Wolfe then missed two free throws, however, and the Cavaliers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get closer than nine points the rest of the way. LaSalle-Peru converted just 12 of 53 shots from the field, and went to the free-throw line just five times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Dixon] played very good defense,â&#x20AC;? LaSalle-Peru coach Hollis Vickery said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but I think overall, we just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit some shots. We had plenty of opportunities and wide-open looks. Our posts just did not get after it tonight, and they need to get after it. Hartle really hurt us in the post area.â&#x20AC;? Ravlin was thrilled with his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work on the defensive end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did exactly what we planned on doing,â&#x20AC;? Ravlin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We executed the game plan. We finished the box-outs. We were very strong in that aspect, and in the end, that was the difference. We talk about relying on our defense, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way it has to happen. Tonight was a great example of that.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we came out ready,â&#x20AC;? Schrader said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But once we realized the pressure that was on us, we started playing hard. I think that was the best game weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played so far. We had some girls with specific roles, and they did a great job of covering them.â&#x20AC;? Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reliable senior guard Sam Lambrigtsen quickly answered Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basket to calm

the storm, sparking an 8-0 run to close the half. This gave Oregon a 31-21 lead at the break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we did well,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we also kind of slowed down and let them get in the game. But I thought we played well against them defensively, and knew that they were going into the post. They fought back, and we were kind of relaxing. We needed to play harder, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we did to get the lead back where it was.â&#x20AC;? A three-point play right

out of the gate for the Lambrigtsen extended the lead. But once again, the Rockets refused to go down that easily. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We showed some confidence out there shooting the basketball,â&#x20AC;? Rock Falls coach Craig Mammosser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked together and played hard, and we knocked down shots and looked confident out there while doing so.â&#x20AC;? A layup as the buzzer sounded to end the third quarter by Rock Falls

senior Danica Fortune pulled her team within five points. A dogfight ensued in the fourth, as the teams exchanged small runs. With the Hawks leading 52-48, senior McKaylee Beeter got free and knocked down her only basket of the night. The mid-range jumper swung things back in the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; favor. Lambrigtsen was a perfect 8-for-8 from the freethrow line in the final minutes to put the game away.

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But Trevor Bolinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket 30 seconds later sparked a 17-0 run, including a 15-0 spurt over the first 4:50 of the second quarter. McCarty scored seven of those points, including a pair of layups off steals at half court on the first two possessions of the second period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just fundamental basketball,â&#x20AC;? Prophetstown coach Cordell Juhola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take care of the ball, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get back defensively, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work the ball around in our offense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you do that against a disciplined team like Newman, which has played so well all season, this is what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get.â&#x20AC;?

The Prophets (5-12, 2-5) had no response to Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run, though they did continue to battle. They cut the deficit to 48-29 midway through the third quarter, only to see A.J. Sharp bury a 3-pointer to stop that surge. Prophetstown got back to within 19 three more times, including after Chris Bauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive down the lane to end the third. But when his 3 attempt went long to open the fourth period, the Comets scored the next six points, capped by Shayne Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, to empty both benches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t making good passes early, but we finally started executing and doing what we usually do,â&#x20AC;? Ames said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we had already dug ourselves too big a hole, and they just answered everything we did in the

second half.â&#x20AC;? Eleven different Comets scored, and eight of them had at least five points. Newman shot 53.6 percent from the floor (30for-56) and assisted on 17 of of those 30 made baskets, with Sharp and Dillan Heffelfinger dishing five each. The Comets also held a heavy edge on the glass, outrebounding the Prophets 37-23, and scored 13 second-chance points to go with 11 fastbreak points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This just shows how deep we are,â&#x20AC;? Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to see every guy, 1 through 15, go out and have success. We all know the offense, we all know the defense, and we play team basketball. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aggressive on defense, and we find the open guys on offense â&#x20AC;Ś and we know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to convert.â&#x20AC;?

McCarty was 7-for-8 from the field and finished with 15 points, six rebounds, three steals and three blocks for the Comets, while Sharp added 14 points with those five assists. John Payan scored 12 points on four 3s, and Nolan McGinn chipped in six points and six boards. Lars Roleder and Nate Terveer also both scored six, and Jacob Barnes and Allen each chipped in five points. Ames led Prophetstown with 12 points, while Howard added 11 points, five rebounds and three assists. Bauer also scored 11, and Josh Sigel chipped in nine. The Prophets had just three steals, and committed 11 of their 18 turnovers before halftime; Newman had 10 of its 16 turnovers after the break.

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This week, we have been looking at unusual responses. Now, for a change of pace, let’s have an unusual defensive discard. Look at only the North and East hands. South is in three no-trump. West leads the heart two: 10, jack, ace. Declarer then runs six club tricks. What discards should East make? The bidding was interesting. South might have overcalled one no-trump, showing 15-plus to 18-minus points, a balanced hand and at least one heart stopper. It would have given a good description of his hand – but would still probably have reached the right contract from the wrong side. Note that three no-trump by North is unbeat-

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onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look now, but here comes another round of snow, high winds and cold. I tell you, this is getting old ... I mean really old, and really fast. I mean, I am pretty easy-going and usually find ways to entertain myself pretty easy, but come on. There just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be an end to this at all. So, to avoid losing my mind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which would be a perty short trip anyway â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I have taken to extra preparation for the upcoming fishing season. Now normally, my preparation consists of tying up leaders for the season. Usually about a hundred-size ones, maybe a couple of hundred 2/0, and then the same with 4/0. Then I tie up a few hundred 7/0, which is my go-to flathead size, just perfect for big live baits as well as good-size cut baits. But this winter, with the extra time on my hands, I tied up about 8 other sizes. I am not running out of anything; if anything, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna run out of room to store them. This year, I have taken to the Internet a lot, and done some real studying up on several products near and dear to me. Reels, being one of my favorite tools of the trade, were first on my list. Now, for years, I have been working with Zebco brands, and have used their products religiously. Zebco is the parent company of other brands such as Quantum, Fin-Nor, Cajun, Martin, and Van Staal. I have used the Fin Nor level-wind reels, as well as the Quantum baitcasters. For my money, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about as good a line of reels as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to find. However, I did find some other reels that are pretty darn good, and as

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Bubu Palo sits on the bench during an Iowa State game this season. The university tried to dismiss him from the team after charges of a sexual assault were brought up and dismissed, but the court system did not allow the school to do so.

Mess swirling around Cyclones â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bubu is suited up. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the team. It is what it AMES, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bubu is right now. Obviously, I Palo sprinted out of disagreed because I saw Iowa Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home lock- this differently than the er room with his teamjudicial system outside mates last week while of campus,â&#x20AC;? Iowa State being showered with president Steven Leath applause, culminating said. his long quest to rejoin There has been a lot the Cyclones. of that over the past 18 Then the lights came months between various on, the fans took their courts, university officials seats and Palo grabbed and a player determined his hard-fought spot on to clear his name. the bench. It started in September To Paloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right stood 2012, when Palo was a coach who wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk suspended after being about him. To Paloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charged with sexually left sat a university abusing a woman he president whose push was driving home. to keep him off the team The Story County went all the way to the Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office said Iowa Supreme Court. forensic evidence For a program that just clashed with the womput up the best start in anâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story. its history, Paloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awkPalo, a former walk-on ward return hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been who grew up in Ames, much to cheer about. was allowed back on the Palo is a backup point team last January. guard who was kicked Leath ruled that Paloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s off the Cyclones in actions violated the August following sexual schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student code of assault charges that conduct. Palo was diswere later dropped. Palo missed from the team appealed the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Aug. 30, but allowed decision, and it wound to keep his scholarship. up in court. He was Last week, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reinstated by a judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest court denied ruling on Jan. 16. a request by the Iowa Palo is now eligible to Board of Regents for an play despite the best immediate stay of the efforts of his own univer- ruling that allowed Palo sity to keep him away. to return to the team. BY LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press

ture into line at all, because I use Cajun â&#x20AC;Ś mattJONES and I always will. You Matt Jones can cast it, you can is a fishing rough it up, and heck, guide from Prophetyou can tie up the horse stown. He to the hitchinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; post with can be it. You flat ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gonna reached at break it, which no matcatmatt@catfishacademy. ter what anybody says com is the most important thing you should look for in a line ... unless you with products of any kind, fish for bait. Finding fishing gear, time and technology realespecially reels, is best ly levels things out in the done online. Whether end. youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for reels Penn reels, which was or anything else, going a brand I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have bought with your money, to an individual companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homepage is the has really stepped up best way to see their full their game. After talkline of products. Then ing with them, they were from there, you can go eager to send some reels to whoever they list as for me to play around their distributors, and with. find the best prices for The reels I received you. You are able to were from their squall series. These are a level- compare and fully study products, and get the wind reel with a star drag, stainless gears, and best bang for your buck this way. anywhere from 20 to 40 You also can always pounds of drag. In other go to eBay, which has words, they are much always been a very populike what I use now. I lar way to buy and sell have not used them on fish yet, but I have done fishing products â&#x20AC;Ś and holy cow. That place is a lot of other little tests, like a fishermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paraand let me tell you that dise. The selection and these babies are stout the deals are sometimes little reels. mind-blowing. Shipping Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to ven-

is usually quick, and most people seem to be very honest and forthcoming. Also, you will find every make and model and brand of just about everything outdoors you can imagine. So check it out. Now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not trying to beat up places like Bass Pro, Cabelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or Gander Mountain, but they just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t carry a great selection, and their sales people ... well, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just say they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know a ton about what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re peddling. So use the Internet to check out gear, like fishing reels. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be shocked to learn how many reels some of your big brands create that you never hear of or see. Again, why some of these big stores have thousands of things in their catalogs and virtually nothing on the shelves ... well, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beyond me. So, while sitting around waiting for this everlasting winter to wind down, do a little in-home surfing â&#x20AC;Ś and go into this season better prepared than ever before. Until next week â&#x20AC;Ś Go Catfish!

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FRIDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Sterling

NEWMAN 75, PROPHETSTOWN 47 PROPHETSTOWN (5-12, 2-5) 'RANT!MES   %THAN(OWARD    3ETH#ADY   #HRIS"AUER      *OSH 3IGEL      $ANIEL 3HIRLEY   (AYDEN%RICKSON    *OSH 0AUL      *USTIN 3TEES     4YLER6AN$E7OSTINE   *AY 5FKIN   /WEN#ASSON   #ALEB -C2AE     Totals: 15-42 12-21 47. NEWMAN (20-2, 8-1 TRAC North) .ATE 4ERVEER      !* 3HARP     -ICAH4RANCOSO   .OAH -C#ARTY   *OHN0AYAN    .OLAN-C'INN   4REVOR"OLIN      $ILLAN (EFFELFINGER      *ACOB "ARNES      4YLER $ANILSON    3HAYNE!LLEN   $REW 2OSENGREN   #HRIS*ONES    ,ARS2OLEDER  Totals: 30-56 8-12 75. 0ROPHETSTOWN     Â&#x2C6;  .EWMAN     Â&#x2C6;  3sn0ROPHETSTOWN !MES  3IGEL   (OWARD   #ADY   "AUER   3TEES  6AN$E7OSTINE  .EWMAN   0AYAN   3HARP   !LLEN   "OLIN  (EFFELFINGER  4RANCOSO  $ANILSON  2OLEDER  Rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0ROPHETSTOWN(OWARD .EWMAN -C#ARTY -C'INN $ANILSON 2OLEDER   Assists n 0ROPHETSTOWN  (OWARD  !MES "AUER .EWMAN3HARP  (EFFELFINGER  4ERVEER  4RANCOSO   Stealsn0ROPHETSTOWN"AUER 3HIRLEY 3TEES .EWMAN-C#ARTY -C'INN (EFFELFINGER Blocksn0ROPHETSTOWN 3IGEL .EWMAN-C#ARTY Turnovers n0ROPHETSTOWN .EWMANFouls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0ROPHETSTOWN .EWMAN at Amboy

MORRISON 55, AMBOY 26 MORRISON (10-13, 6-3 TRAC North) *OEY"RACKEMYER  -ASON3ITZMORE   "ILL'REUL  (UNTER(AMSTRA  +ALEB#HURCH  3COTT &ERRY     +YLE 6AN$ERLEEST     4RISTON(OUZENGA  !NTHONY4ENBOER  +OLLIN"URN  ,UCAS0EPPERS  4OM7IERENGA  +URTIS +LIMSON  Totals: 20 11-26 55. AMBOY (2-15, 0-6) 3KYLAR7HEELER  #ORY3HAW   3AM+LEIN  4RISTAN$ICKEY   ,OGAN4HAKE  *ORDAN%RNST   $AMON1UEST  ,IAM/HLENDORF   %THAN3HAW  7ILL#ROWNHART  +YLE+EMMERER  !USTIN (ENKEL     (OCHSTETTER     Totals: 9 6-13 26. -ORRISON     Â&#x2C6;  !MBOY     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-ORRISON'REUL 3ITZMORE !MBOY 7HEELER /HLENDORF  at Port Byron

FULTON 67, RIVERDALE 46 FULTON (16-5, 6-2 TRAC North) -ATT $AIL      *AKE 7ILLGING      3ETH 3ANDERSON      :ACH "ARBER   +YLE(UEBNER    *ASON/SBORN   +ODY#ROSTHWAITE   0AUL6ELASCO   "REVIN -ASON      #OLLIN 0UCKETT    +YLE-ATTHEWS   "RYCE (OLESINGER   !LEX"ARBER    #ODY(UFF   #ORY7IERSEMA     ,UCAS 7IEBENGA      4ANNER (UISENGA      Totals: 24-61 16-23 67. RIVERDALE (6-16, 2-6) 3OLOMON   'ELLERSTEDT    (ANRAHAN   4URKAL   +OSMINSKY      "USSERT      'OODWIN   !LGUIRE   "RINKMAN   2OBINSON   "ENSENBERG      Totals: 18-56 8-20 45. &ULTON     Â&#x2C6;  2IVERDALE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn&ULTON"ARBER (UEBNER 2IVERDALE'ELLERSTEDT 'OODWIN Rebounds n &ULTON  $AIL  2IVERDALE  3OLOMON Assistsn&ULTON3ANDERSON  2IVERDALE  'ELLERSTEDT   Steals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; &ULTON3ANDERSON 2IVERDALE3OLOMON 'ELLERSTEDT Blocksn&ULTON $AIL -ATTHEWS 2IVERDALE3OLOMON  at Ashton

POLO 81, AFC 65 POLO (19-3, 6-2 NUIC East) "AILEY3HIPMAN  "RAD#AVANAUGH   +ARL0REROST  3AWYER&RANO   "RIAN#AVANAUGH  4RAVIS 6AN$REW  -ATTHEW(ANDEL  *USTIN7RIGHT  )VAN'ROGAN  -AX3IMMONS  7YATT0ATTERSON   !*$OLLMEYER Totals: 31 19-29 81. AFC (7-13, 2-5) "RET 'ITTLESON     ,UKE "URNETTE    4YLER3TACEY  *ACOB(ILLIKER   4ROY-AIRS  $AVID:INKE     -ICHAEL 'ENDUSA     -ATT 'ENDUSA  !NDREW$AVIS  4REVOR2AMSEY  +EVIN+URZ   4RISTAN"USHMAN  "OBBY,ARKE  Totals: 26 7-12 65. 0OLO     Â&#x2C6;  !&#     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0OLONONE !&#'ITTLESON :INKE -ATT'ENDUSA "USHMAN  at Lanark

EASTLAND 71, WEST CARROLL 45 WEST CARROLL (2-15, 0-7 NUIC West) -ATTHEW$YSON  !NDREW$RABNER     *ORDAN "RACERO     4RAVIS (ARTMAN     4REVOR -ILLER     "RANDON3TURTEVANT  4REVOR*ONES   "RANDON"UMPHREY  %VAN 'ENGENBACH  $EVON(ARTLEY   "RYAN!LLEN  4OM7ATSON  Totals: 16 6-9 45. EASTLAND (15-2, 8-0) $ALTON3HANER  $EVIN(ARTMAN   -ARSHALL&INK  3KYLAR0AULSON  "LAKE*ANSSEN  3KYLER "ARNCORD  4YLER$AMBMAN  %RIC3CHANEY  6ALDET3EFERI  4YLER-C,AIN  !DAM(ARDY  *OSH(AYAG  *ACOB2EUSCHER   #ALEB-C,AIN  "RIGHTEN(AVERLAND Totals: 30 8-18 71. 7EST#ARROLL     Â&#x2C6;  %ASTLAND     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7EST#ARROLL(ARTMAN (ARTLEY "UMPHREY %ASTLAND3HANER 3CHANEY 3EFERI 

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NICC tournament at Fulton Semifinal

QUAD CITY CHRISTIAN 54, FAITH CHRISTIAN 40 FAITH (3-9) )SAAC3CHULER  :ACH,ESSMAN    "EN "IERDEMAN     !NDREW 2OBERTSON  (AYDEN3WEET   $EVIN *OHNSON     Totals: 13 11-15 40. QUAD CITY CHRISTIAN "ELCHER  +RISTOFF  0ERENICH   3COTT  3NODGRASS  Totals: 23 8-14 54. &AITH     Â&#x2C6;  1UAD#ITIES     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;&AITH3CHULER 2OBERTSON 

Girls basketball Postseason pairings CLASS 2A Oregon Regional Monday, Feb. 10 s.O&ULTONVS.O7EST#ARROLL  Tuesday, Feb. 11 s.O/REGONVS&ULTON7EST#ARROLL  s.O-ORRISONVS.O.EWMAN  Thursday, Feb. 13 s#HAMPIONSHIP  * Winner advances to Aurora Christian Sectional vs. St. Bede Regional winner, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 St. Bede Regional Monday, Feb. 10 s.O(ALLVS.O"UREAU6ALLEY  s.O3T"EDEVS.O0RINCETON  Tuesday, Feb. 11 s.O0ROPHETSTOWNVS(ALL"UREAU6ALLEY  s.O2IVERDALEVS3T"EDE0RINCETON  Thursday, Feb. 13 s#HAMPIONSHIP  * Winner advances to Aurora Christian Sectional vs. Oregon Regional winner, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 CLASS 1A Pearl City Regional Monday, Feb. 10 s.O,ENA 7INSLOWVS.O&ORRESTON  s.O0EARL#ITYVS.O/RANGEVILLE  Wednesday, Feb. 12 s .O  %ASTLAND VS ,ENA 7INSLOW &ORRESTON  s.O!QUINVS0EARL#ITY/RANGEVILLE  Friday, Feb. 14 s#HAMPIONSHIP  * Winner advances to Forreston Sectional vs. Warren Regional winner, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 Amboy Regional Monday, Feb. 10 s.O-ILLEDGEVILLEVS.O0OLO  Wednesday, Feb. 12 s.O!MBOYVS-ILLEDGEVILLLE0OLO  s.O%RIEVS.O!&#  Thursday, Feb. 13 s#HAMPIONSHIP  * Winner advances to Forreston Sectional vs. Rockford Christian Life Regional winner, 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Lancaster Gym, Dixon

DIXON 40, LaSALLE-PERU 27 LaSALLE-PERU (12-12, 2-5) *ENA!RGUBRIGHT   1UINCIE7EBER      !LEXA :IMBELMAN      (ANNAH 7OLFE      !NNA +ONCZAK      (AILEY !RMSTRONG      !BBIE3ENICA   (ANNAH5RANICH   Totals: 12-53 2-5 27. DIXON (12-8, 3-3 NIB-12 West) "ROOKE "AILEY      -AGGIE "USHMAN      "RITTANI 3OHN      #ARLY(ARTLE   +ATIE$EWEY    )SABELLE3HIARAS  4YLER3MITH      +ATIE 0ROVO      "RE 3CHEIDEGGER      Totals: 13-49 12-16 40. ,A3ALLE 0ERU     Â&#x2C6;  $IXON     Â&#x2C6;  3sn, 0!RMSTRONG $IXON"USHMAN 3MITH  Rebounds n , 0  7OLFE  $IXON  (ARTLE   Assists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; L-P NA, $IXON"AILEY Stealsn, 0+ONCZAK  $IXON"AILEY Blocksn, 0:IMBELMAN $IXON(ARTLE Turnovers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; , 0 $IXONFoulsn, 0 $IXON at Tabor Gym, Rock Falls

OREGON 63, ROCK FALLS 55 OREGON (16-9, 6-4 BNC West) 3AM,AMBRIGSTEN   -C+AYLEE "EETER   %MYLYN7RIGHT    -C#AHL3ANDERS   +ELCI&OSS      -ADELINE 3ANDERS      +IMMIE*ANKE   +ASEY,APP    -EGAN"OEHLE   +ELSEY0UDLAS  Totals: 19-43 22-27 63. ROCK FALLS (6-15, 1-7) #HELSI"LAIR   3YDNIE.AILOR    $ALLAS#LEVENGER   +ARA.EHKORN    $ANICA&ORTUNE   "AILEY 3CHRADER   %MILY3AUER    4ERRISA7ILLETT   "AILIE3MITH   Totals: 21-52 10-24 55. /REGON     Â&#x2C6;  2OCK&ALLS     Â&#x2C6;  3s n /REGON  7RIGHT  -C3ANDERS 2OCK &ALLS  "LAIR  .EHRKORN  Reboundsn/REGON*ANKES 7RIGHT  ,AMBRIGSTEN  ,APP "EETER 2OCK &ALLS  3CHRADER  .EHKORN  3AUER  #LEVENGER  &ORTUNE  7ILLET .AILOR  Steals n /REGON  7RIGHT  ,AMBRIGSTEN "EETER -C#AHL3ANDERS -ADELINE 3ANDERS "OEHLE Blocksn2OCK&ALLS 3CHRADER   Turnovers n /REGON  2OCK&ALLS at Erie

ERIE 40, NEWMAN 34 NEWMAN (5-15, 4-7 TRAC North) *ULIE(URD  +AYCI(OWELL  !UBREE 3CHMITT     "REE $E,ONG    -ARY!LICE/SWALT  %LEXIA 3ANDERS Totals: 15 2-5 34. ERIE (18-8, 8-4) "AILEE#LASSEN  #OURTNEY#OBERT   2ACHEL#OBERT  %MILY#OX     #AITLIN -ALONEY     "RYCE -C#ORMICK     3TEPHANIE 4HULEN    -ORGAN.EWTON  ,EELA0ARISH  +ATLYN7EBER  $ELANEY 4EGELER Totals: 16 4-6 40. .EWMAN     Â&#x2C6;  %RIE     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; .EWMAN  (URD (OWELL %RIE  #OURTNEY#OBERT #LASSEN 

at Milledgeville

AFC 56, MILLEDGEVILLE 47 AFC (14-6, 7-3 NUIC East) +RISTA"EACH  !LLISON0RESTEGAARD   ,EA+ONING  +AYLA#OLWELL   #ASSIDY+ONING  ,AUREN -EURER  (OPE&RIDAY  "EKKI -ATSON     -EGAN -URRE     !LISYN%SSEX Totals: 20 14-21 56. MILLEDGEVILLE (6-17, 2-8) 3IDNEY!UDE  *ENNA"IBLER   4AYLOR'RENOBLE  -ORGAN!DOLPH   +AYLEIGH,EDDY  +ENDRA 3CHAVE  #ARLEY(ERRIELLE  #OURTNEY 3WALVE     Totals: 11 18-25 47. !&#     Â&#x2C6;  -ILLEDGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn!&##+ONING %SSEX -ILLEDGEVILLE !DOLPH 'RENOBLE  at Polo

DURAND 46, POLO 24 DURAND (15-5, 6-2 NUIC East) 7OLFE  %VENSON  +ELSEY   3CHAFER  #ALL  "RITWELL   "YINGTON  $ERUS  'ASSMAN  ,AUBE Totals: 18 5-12 46. POLO (1-19, 1-7) (ANNAH'ROBE  -ADISON-ERIDAN   0AIGE,UST  %MILY$ITZLER   *OZI'ROBE  +EE,EY-EYER   !LEX3TERENBERG  (ALEY #ISKETTI  0AIGE0ETERSON  'ORZNY Totals: 11 2-4 24. $URAND     Â&#x2C6;  0OLO     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$URAND7OLFE $ERUS +ELSEY 

Boys bowling Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results

IHSA State Bowling tournament

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Dixon High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AJ Dollmeyer 0OLOBASKETBALL POINTS REACHED Ryan Dixon and Joel  POINTSFORCAREER Spangler both came up short of advancing to the Brian Cavanaugh 0OLOBASKETBALL POINTS second day of competiMorgan Adolph -ILLEDGEVILLEBASKETBALL POINTS tion at the IHSA State Bret Gittleson !&#BASKETBALL POINTS Bowling tournament, being held at St. Clair Isaac Schuler &AITH#HRISTIANBASKETBALL POINTS REBOUNDS Bowl in Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Fallon. Dixon finished 71st among 113 competitors with a six-game pinfall of 1,244. He had games of 184, 234 and 201 for a 619 morning series, then rolled 214, 179 and 232 for a 625 afternoon series. AJ Morgan Bret Isaac Spangler opened with Dollmeyer Adolph Gittleson Schuler 0OLO -ILLEDGEVILLE AFC &AITH games of 190, 195 and SENIOR SENIOR JUNIOR FRESHMAN 235 for a morning series of 620, then had games of points for Amboy (2-15, AFC 56, Milledgeville 47: 176, 159 and 225 for a 560 0-6). The Raiders led 38-20 after series in the afternoon. Fulton 67, Riverdale 45: three quarters, then held His total pinfall of 1,180 The Steamers led 18-3 on for an NUIC East road was good for 96th place. after one quarter and win despite the Missilesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Girls bowling 31-7 by halftime, and 27 fourth-quarter points. Cassidy Koning and Oregon 2,791, Byron coasted to a Three Rivers 2,571: The Hawks rolled North win in Port Byron. Alisyn Essex each scored a second-game 1,043 to Matt Dail had 13 points 14 points for AFC (14-6, run away with an NIBC and 14 rebounds for Ful- 7-3), with Koning grabdual at Town & Country ton (16-5, 6-2), and Zach bing seven rebounds Barber also scored 13. and Essex six. Krista Lanes. M a c K e n z i e T a g u e Jason Osborn had nine Beach had six points, 12 bowled a 494 series, points, and Seth Sander- rebounds, three assists and recorded the high son added seven points, and three steals, Lauren game for Oregon (13-2, 11 assists and four steals. Meurer had six points Cole Solomon paced and nine boards, and 10-1) with a 189. Alyson Scheidecker added a 484 the Rams (6-16, 2-6) A l l i s o n P r e s t e g a a r d series, and Tayla Smith with 16 points and 15 blocked nine shots to go with six rebounds. rebounds. rolled a 481. Morgan Adolph scored Bureau Valley 58, Erie Jessica Camling paced the Tigers with a 481 28: The Storm (15-7, 7-0) 11 of her game-high 22 stayed atop the Three points in the final period series. Rivers North standings for Milledgeville (6-17, Boys basketball with a lopsided victory 2-8). Taylor Grenoble Polo 81, AFC 65: AJ over the Cardinals (1-20, and Courtney Swalve Dollmeyer needed 13 scored six points apiece. 0-8) in Manlius. points to reach 1,000 Durand 46, Polo 24: The Quad City Christian 54, points for his career. The Faith Christian 40: The Marcos were outscored Polo senior finished with Falcons struggled with 21-2 in the first half in a 28 points to lead the Marthe Quad City full-court NUIC East loss at home. cos to a win in Ashton. KeeLey Meyer led Polo press after halftime in a Brian Cavanaugh added semifinal loss at the NICC (1-19, 2-7) with 12 points. 23 points, and Brad Cavatournament in Fulton. Wrestling naugh had 19 points for The Falcons (3-9) led Panthers win 3 duals: the Marcos (19-3, 6-2 26-15 at half, but were Erie-Prophetstown held NUIC East). The teams outscored 39-14 the rest a makeup dual with combined to score 56 of the way. Isaac Schul- Amboy, and then compoints in the third quarter. er had 18 points and 11 peted in a double dual AFC (7-13, 2-5) was led rebounds, and Andrew with AFC and West Carby Bret Gittleson, who Robertson added 10 roll in Erie. had 20 points. Troy Mairs points. The Panthers won all added 15 points. Girls basketball three meets. They defeatEastland 71, West CarErie 40, Newman 34: ed Amboy 59-10, on the roll 45: The Thunder could not keep pace with The Cardinals appeared back of receiving seven the Cougars in an NUIC to put a Three Rivers forfeits. Grady Todd (132 West rivalry game in North win away in the pounds), Josh Wheeler third quarter, but had to (138), Jared Cole (145), Lanark. Dalton Shaner paced a fend off a furious Comet and Duke Carber (160) balanced attack with 14 rally in the fourth to hold won contested matches for the Panthers. points for Eastland (15-2, on in Erie. Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jason Bontz The Cardinals out8-0). Eric Schaney had 13 points, Brighten Haver- scored Newman 14-3 in beat Dylan Binion 8-4 land had 11 points, and the third quarter, and led in a feature bout at 152 Marshall Fink added 10 34-17 going into the final pounds. Colin Doege frame. Newman then (126) and Ryan Leffelpoints. Travis Hartman and outscored Erie 17-6 over man (170) also had contested-match wins for Devon Hartley each had the last 8 minutes. Mary Alice Oswalt had the Clippers. 12 points for West Carroll The Panthers beat AFC 16 points, five rebounds (2-15, 0-7). Morrison 55, Amboy and three steals for New- 72-3, and West Carroll 26: The Mustangs domi- man (5-15, 4-7), while 48-27. nated the Clippers after a Aubree Schmitt chipped AFC edged West Carroll close first quarter to earn in six rebounds and five 42-30 in the other dual. a Three Rivers North assists, and Kayci How- AFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Chapman ell added five boards and (160), Brendyn Williams road win. (170), and Brian Dewey Hunter Hamstra scored three steals. Courtney Cobert had (195) won contested 16 points for Morrison (10-13, 6-3), while Mason 15 points for Erie (18-8, matches for AFC. Jacob Sitzmore and Bill Greul 8-4), and Rachel Cobert Casey (120) had the lone added eight points and contested win for West both scored 11 points. Carroll in the dual. Damon Quest had eight 10 rebounds.

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Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s miserly defense wants to force Manning into uncomfortable territory, which basically means anywhere outside the passing pocket. Denverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s D will be intent on giving Wilson a taste of claustrophobia by keeping him hemmed in the pocket. Obviously, both QB approaches work for their offenses, or else these two teams wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t each be 15-3, top seeds in their conferences, and facing off for the championship. The quarterback differences â&#x20AC;&#x201C; aside from age, time of service in the pros, or even their height (Manning at 6-foot-5 is about 6 inches taller than Wilson) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; make this Super Bowl even more intriguing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all in the styles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They both have different styles,â&#x20AC;? Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said in perhaps the biggest understatement during a week of hyperbole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But mentally, it sounds like Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of heading in that direction of what Peytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done with his career, as far as being a very intelligent quarterback and using the tools of his game to his advantage.â&#x20AC;? But they are entirely different tools, and the question becomes which set of tools will fit the NFL best if it continues to evolve into a light-up-the-scoreboard game? There will always be a place in anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting lineup for a Peyton Manning, who is in the conversation for greatest quarterback in history regardless

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson makes up for a lack of height with his mobility. of whether he adds a second Super Bowl ring on Sunday. Teams will simply construct their offense around a talent like that. Whether most teams will stick with convention or choose the route the colleges â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm system â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have gone, building around mobile, creative and elusive passers such as Wilson, wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be decided by who wins at the Meadowlands. But it could play a significant role in a copycat league. The evaluation systems wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change no matter what species of quarterback is prevalent in the pros. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a talent evaluator for college and even free agency, the toughest thing to evaluate is process,â&#x20AC;? Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can the guy process in the pocket during the heat of battle?â&#x20AC;?

Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multi-faceted abilities on the field might differ in method to Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, but Carroll sees many similarities off the field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an incredible competitor in every way,â&#x20AC;? Carroll said of his quarterback, who, at 25, is 12 years younger than Manning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In preparation, in game day, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the epitome of what you want in your competitor. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got tremendous work habits. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got extraordinary athleticism. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a general all-around savvy that allows him to make great decisions under pressure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely confident, too, so no matter what is going on, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to waver in his focus and ability to handle things.â&#x20AC;? Manning believes elements of all styles will always be in demand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think I could describe the perfect quarterback. Take a little piece of everybody,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take John Elwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arm, Dan Marinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release, maybe Troy Aikmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dropback, Brett Favreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scrambling ability, Joe Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2-minute poise and, naturally, my speed.â&#x20AC;? After the laughter stopped, Manning continued: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could take a piece of everyone, of some of my favorite quarterbacks, and I could take 30 traits from different guys, and put them in that perfect quarterback.â&#x20AC;? But will that perfect QB in years to come feature more of Manning and his mold, or of Wilson and his ilk? Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game could provide a glimpse into that future.

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NEW ORLEANS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Less than 3 weeks from the NBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feb. 20 trade deadline, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau knows that execs John Paxson and Gar Forman are receiving calls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way that works is, when something gets close, they will come to me,â&#x20AC;? Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But every conversation theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about, nor do I want to know about. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for me to focus on the guys we do have.â&#x20AC;? Veteran guard Kirk Hinrich is considered the most likely to go. AP He looked sharp Wednesday in Guard Kirk Hinrich (12) may be one San Antonio following a four-game of the Bulls whom team executives absence for a hamstring injury. are receiving calls about before Mike Dunleavy is also a possibility. He is averaging 11.2 points in the upcoming trade deadline.

28.9 minutes and shooting 40 percent from downtown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get calls because we have good players,â&#x20AC;? Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have to take those calls and weigh whether something makes sense. If they think it does, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get my opinion on it. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I can ask for.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, the Bulls have allowed the 10-day contracts of Mike James and Cartier Martin to lapse. Per league rules, the Bulls can carry 12 players for up to 14 days, which would represent minor cost savings. Thibodeau spoke highly of both, saying of Martin: â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did a terrific job for us. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a possibility of bringing him back, based on need. He has a readiness to play. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smart. Great team spirit. All the things we value.â&#x20AC;?

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GENEVA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The biggest puzzle in Alpine skiing ahead of the Sochi Olympics was working out what happened to Tina Maze. After her historically good season last year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 World Cup wins, record points total, one world championship gold medal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the 30-year-old Slovenian fit perfectly as a potential Winter Games star. Maze celebrated victories with her exuberant trademark, a cartwheeling handspring across the snow. This season, she was clearly unhappy as her winless streak stretched into January, unwilling or unable to explain what she described in her blog as â&#x20AC;&#x153;mediocre results.â&#x20AC;? All that changed last Saturday in Italy. Maze raced to an elusive first win in a sun-bathed downhill at picture postcard Cortina dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ampezzo in the Dolomite mountains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;AAAAAAUUUUUUU!C ortina#victory#ican#iwi ll,â&#x20AC;? she wrote on Twitter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you win a lot, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t learn much,â&#x20AC;? Maze said at a news conference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With my ups and downs, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of learning.â&#x20AC;? The kind of knowledge, perhaps, that came from doing jigsaw puzzles growing up in Crna. Maze shared her childhood pastime in a blog posting this week to help explain her improving form with one more World Cup stop, in Kranjska Gora in her native Slovenia this weekend, before heading to Russia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How many puzzles will we put together, will have to wait, but the pieces are opening up and setting in the right place,â&#x20AC;? Maze

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TERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carlson Acupuncture and Chiropractic Clinic is moving. Steven E. Carlson, 2317 E. Lincolnway in Sterling, has leased and is remodeling the former Comcast building at 115 N. Galena Ave. He plans to open there around mid-

February. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking fellow chiropractor Trisha Weber-Jasper and their five staff members with him to the bigger space, he said. The clinic offers chiropractic care, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, biomarker testing, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, and rehabilitation exercises. Carlson, a native of Burlington, Iowa, graduated from

Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport in 1989, practiced for 7 years, then attended the International Institute Steven E. of Chinese MediCarlson cine in Santa Fe, N.M. He finished in 2000, then opened his Sterling practice. He and his wife, Kristin, live in Dixon with their four chil-

dren: Connor, 16, Caleb, 14, Emma, 11, and Leah, 5. As it is in Sterling, the clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Go to carlsonclinic.com or call 815-622-2863 for more information.

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up with all of the local eatery comings and goings these days can be daunting. Example: The former Zuppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli in Rock Falls, which closed in October 2012, is back â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but in a different city with a new name. Zuppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has a new name to reflect its move to Sterling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Depot Deli, at 214 Locust St., Sterling.

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Lydia Escamilla (left) and Katie Lee arrange flowers at Menardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in its autumn decoration display at the store in September 2012. According to a citizen survey report compiled by MSA Professional Services, the consultant helping to devise Whiteside Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first comprehensive plan, Whiteside County residents want more jobs, more industry and more economic development, but not at the expense of their rural quality of life.

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MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Whiteside County residents want more jobs, more industry, more economic development, but not at the expense of their rural quality of life. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the major takeaway from a citizen survey report compiled by MSA Professional Services, the consultant helping to devise Whiteside Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first comprehensive plan. In October, surveys were distributed online and via mail to 6,000 households using a list of randomly selected names in the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property database, including about 100 renters. The mail survey was returned by 768 residents, and about 50 completed the survey online.

The Whiteside County Comprehensive Plan has a website â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whitesideplan.com â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on which is posted the results of the citizens survey, along with other information being used to help devise the new roadmap for growth. The topics were quality of life, transportation, agricultural and natural resources, hazards, community facilities and services, housing, economic development, and land use. The majority of respondents were 65 or older and retired; most lived in or near Sterling, Rock Falls and Morrison. Among the results: Economic development, farmland preservation, roads and highways, and land development and growth were the

Betty Steinert, Whiteside County Economic Development, bsteinert@whiteside.org or 815-772-5182, is the point person; contact her to provide input or for more information on the plan. issues in which most said they were interested. In terms of land use, attracting industry and potential jobs was cited as the No. 1 priority, followed by preserving agricultural land and production, and protecting existing residential areas. Nearly 100 percent of respondents supported the development of light industry such as product fabrication and assembly, followed closely by high technology manu-

facturing, transport industrial business such as warehouses and distribution centers, and ag-related businesses such as implement dealers. About 42 percent of respondents agreed that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whiteside County is a good place to start a business,â&#x20AC;? while 30 percent said they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure. About 5 percent strongly agreed, and another 5 percent strongly disagreed. More than 48 percent said the county needs more department stores, apparel and shoe stores, and sit-down restaurants, while about 45 percent, all 65 and older, said the options are adequate. About 87 percent of respondents said the county lacks employment opportunities, while nearly 29 percent who said they were employed also said they believed their employment was insecure.

Dear Dave, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard you say to never give collectors access to your checking account. Does that include payments with a debit card, too? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Susan Dear Susan, Absolutely. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing something like scheduling utility payments to come through your debit card or out of your personal checking account, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfectly fine. But collectors are looking to get as much as they can on a bad, late debt. Never, under any circumstances, give them electronic access to your account. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing financial counseling for a long time now, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen numerous situations where collectors have taken more than the agreedupon amount from someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s account once they gained access. This sleazy move left people without the money to pay their rent, the electric bill or even groceries. In fairness, the collection business does have a few good people in it, but it also has a high percentage of people who are scum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially on the credit card side of collections. Some of them will lie and even make threats. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge problem. There are other, much safer ways to handle these kinds of situations. Send a money order overnight or wire the cash to them. You can also send a cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check. Some folks have even used a pre-paid debit card that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attached to any of your accounts. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t my favorite way to handle things, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better than giving them the opportunity to clean you out and mess you over. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave RAMSEY CONTINUED ON C8

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MORRISON ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Jordan Wiebenga (left) and Morgan McCulloh are the Morrison Rotary January Students of the Month. McCulloh, the daughter of Craig and Regina McCulloh, is a member of Building Lasting Impressions That Never Die, National Honor Society, Key Club, student council, and Madrigals. She plans to attend Illinois State University in Normal and major in communications and graphic design. Wiebenga, the son of Kevin and Barb Wiebenga, is in band and jazz band. He volunteers at his church. His plans are to go to Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, and then to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb to study video gaming.

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Dixon native Army Sgt. Justin Schaal assesses a state Department of Transportation vehicle Jan. 9 in Monticello, after being called to state active duty. He is a mechanic with Delta Company, 634th Brigade Support Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard. Photo submitted by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy L. Snyder.

Bureau Valley grad completes training Eight Morrison High School students were part of the Augustana Honor Band Festival Jan. 20 and 21 at the Rock Island campus of Augustana College. The Gold Band students, a mix of seniors, juniors and underclassmen, are (from left) Colleen Elfline, alto saxophone; Tabitha Knaggs, flute; Maya Zinke, oboe; Danika Habben, French horn; Michaela McNeece, flute; Ashley Hagerman, percussion; and Eryn Young, clarinet. Not pictured is Erik Wiersema, tuba, a member of the Blue Band composed of all seniors. The festival ended with a concert by the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s symphonic band and the two festival bands. Photo submitted by David Bean, band director.

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Air Force Airman Mercedes B. Catton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman comMercedes pleted an Catton 8-week program of training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, phys-

ical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Catton is the daughter of Jeremy Catton of Buda and Barbara McCoy of Annawan. She is a 2013 graduate of Bureau Valley High School in Manlius.

Sign-up open for trivia competition in Fulton

Rock Falls High School Junior Optimist Club members donated $500 Dec. 18 to Miles Newberry, director of the PADS Shelter in Sterling. Taking part in the presentation were (front row, in no particular order) Jessica Hicks, Abigail Noble, Rhyanna Hadden, Hannah Lutz, Sydney Arickx, Araseli Marisol Moreno Silva, Raven Valdivia, and Alejandra Villa; and (back row) Beatrize Estrella, Alexandra Romo, Carina Lopez, Steven Chen, Thomas Wei, Newberry, Selver Beqiri, Ashley Meenen, Maurelle Behrens, Melissa Villa, Jordyn Martin, and Tom DePasquale, Optimist Club sponsor. The money was raised from donations received from the annual Night for the Homeless. The students slept in boxes to illustrate the plight of the homeless. Photo submitted by Myra Nusbaum.

FULTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The fourth annual Trivia Night to benefit the Unity Christian School Athletic Boosters will be Feb. 21 at the school, 711 10th St. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road Trip.â&#x20AC;? Dinner will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for lasagna or a baked chicken dinner. The trivia competi-

tion will start at 7 p.m. Teams must have at least five people and no more than eight. The cost is $100 per team after today. Child care is available; register by Feb. 15. There also will be dollar games and a silent pie auction. Call 815-589-3912 to register or for more information.


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ABOVE: Wendell Snell of Dixon brought home the beauty of the tropics with this photo of a sky filled with fiery-tinged clouds during a January sunset over Puerta Vallarta in Mexico. Photos by Snell, submitted by Sharon Thompson of Dixon. LEFT: Overlooking Banderas Bay in Puerta Vallarta, winter’s reach is left far behind.

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RIGHT: Chatting on line, bids share the news about the latest weather conditions. Photos submitted by Lorraine Dyba-Militano of Dixon. ABOVE: Water from melted snow reflects a variety of colors Jan. 12 near Dixon High School.

BACK TO WINTER’S GRIP

The Black Hawk Statue at Lowden State Park in Oregon gazes off into the winter sky. Photos submitted by Jeri Wethington of Rochelle.

The chilly Rock River flows behind Conover Square in Oregon.

Steam from Exelon’s Byron Generating Station heads south as the wind blows Jan. 21. The photo was taken from Flagg Road in Rochelle.

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The natural way of things Looking a little puffy, these eagles braced for the December cold while perched along Page Drive in Dixon. Photo submitted by Ann Stover of Dixon.

J. Andrew McFarlane of Dixon was at the right place at the right time to photograph an eagle flying in front of the American flag. The photo was taken Jan. 5 from the YMCA in Dixon. The dome of the Old Lee County Courthouse is in the background.

Snowfall brings birds to Juanita Hartleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backyard southeast of Polo. At least six pairs of cardinals, several woodpeckers, and other species stop at the birdfeeder A female cardinal found a perch on a branch of a crabapple tree decorated by and find shelter in her spruce and pine trees. Photos submitted by Hartle. leftover berries.

Linda Little of Oregon photographed this deer when it stopped Jan. 13 in the field in front of her house.

A clever squirrel finally figured out how to climb up on this bird feeder. He has been chowing down ever since. Photo submitted by Josie Almassy of Dixon.


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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Nohlen Gunner Good Lindsay Hunt and Tyler Good of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 7 p.m. Dec. 19, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Nohlen Gunner Good weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed by Jaycelynn Hunt, 4, and Brysen Hunt, 2. Maternal grandparents are Rosie Eisenberg and Hank Eisenberg, both of Franklin Grove. Paternal grandparents are Brenda Good and Randy Good, both of Dixon. Maternal great-grandparents are Arla Hunt and Gary Hunt, both of Franklin Grove. Paternal great-grandparents are Wilber â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winkâ&#x20AC;? Kemp of Dixon and Shirley Boseniler of Rock Falls.

Maternal grandparents are Marcia Chapinski and Rich Chapinski, both of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Penny Linville and Dick Linville, both of Sterling. Paternal great-grandmother is Lois Erickson of Ashton.

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Annie Bender and Nicholas Ritter of Amboy are the parents of a daughter born at 2:58 p.m. Jan. 9, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Mandi Michelle Ritter weighed 7 pounds at birth and was 20 inches in length. She is welcomed by Damian Bender, 4. Maternal grandparents are Earl Bender of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Angela Bender of Polo, Mo. Paternal grandparKaiden Matthew ents are Larry Ritter and Rhonda Ritter, both of Munz Amboy. Brittany Muntean and Maternal great-grandJoseph Munz of Rock mother is Karlene Koch Falls are the parents of of Amboy. a son born at 2 p.m. Jan. 20, 2014, at CGH MediKennedi Jo cal Center in Sterling. Smothers Kaiden Matthew Munz weighed 8 pounds, 11 Kelsey and Justin ounces at birth and was Smothers of Amboy are 21 inches in length. the parents of a daughMaternal grandparents ter born at 3:01 p.m. are Tiffany Stage and Dec. 31, 2013, at KSB Brian Muntean Sr., both Hospital in Dixon. of Rock Falls. Kennedi Jo Smothers Paternal grandparents weighed 4 pounds, 2 are Brittany Camp and ounces at birth and was Bre Boss, both of Rock 18 inches in length. Falls, and Eddie Munz She is welcomed by and Troy Boss, both of Cayden, 6. Tampico. Maternal grandparents Maternal great-grand- are Jack Leffelman of p a r e n t s a r e T h e r e s a West Brooklyn and ConBrown and Vern Snapp nie Leffelman of Amboy. and Gerry and Char- Paternal grandparents lie Fargher, all of Rock are Wendy Osborn and Falls. Creg Osborn, both of Paternal great-grand- Bentonville, Ark. parents are Robin Met- Maternal great-grandternich of Wisconsin parents are Gene and and Michael Miller. Joanne Clayton and Gene and JoAnn Leffelman, all of Amboy. Poppy Ray Paternal great-grandLinville parents are Al and Linda Jamie and Rich Lin- Stark of Oregon and ville of Sterling are the Kenneth Drake of West parents of a daughter Fork, Ark. born at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 16, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Raegan Jane Klett Dixon. P o p p y R a y L i n v i l l e Sarah Metzler and Eric weighed 7 pounds, 9 Klett of Sterling are the ounces at birth and was parents of a daughter 21 inches in length. born at 5:09 p.m. Jan. 24,

EAGLE SCOUT 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Raegan Jane Klett weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Diane Metzler and Mark Metzler, both of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Mike Klett and Becky Klett, both of Sterling.

Kenlee Jo Mulnix Tessa Fortune and Kody Mulnix of Rock Falls are the parents of a daughter born at 4:35 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014. Kenlee Jo Mulnix weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. She is welcomed by Khloe Mulnix, 1. Maternal grandparents are Junior Fortune and Cindy Fortune, both of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Kenny Mulnix and Mona Mulnix, both of Rock Falls. Maternal great-grandfather is Richard Fortune Sr. of Rock Falls.

Gloria Josephine Krodel Naomi and David Krodel of Batavia are the parents of a daughter born at 4:40 a.m. Dec. 3, 2013, at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. Gloria Josephine Krodel weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. She is welcomed by Gwendolyn Krodel, 5, and Garrett Krodel, 3. Maternal grandparents are Fred and Kay Turk of Rock Falls. Paternal grandparents are Allen and Jeannette Krodel of Big Rock.

Seth Jason Wiersema Jr. Britni Frye and Seth Wiersema of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 10:09 p.m. Jan. 22, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Seth Jason Wiersema Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces at birth and was 19 inches in length. He is welcomed by Carsen Frye, 2, and Bentley Wiersema, 1.

Maternal grandparents are Robin Frye of Dixon and Lance Wolf of Rock Falls. Paternal grandfather is Scott Wiersema of Rock Falls. Maternal great-grandfather is Ron Frye of Dixon. Paternal great-grandparents are Judy and Dave Wiersema of Fulton.

Savon Monroe Jr. Sandra Frazier and Savon Monroe of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 3:59 a.m. Jan. 7, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Savon Monroe Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed by Aniyah Frazier, 1.

Jase Anthony Easley Kimberly and Jeremiah Easley of Tampico are the parents of a son born at 10:25 a.m. Jan. 21, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jase Anthony Easley weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed by Isaiah Easley, 5, and Neaven Easley, 3. Maternal grandparents are Tracee and Mike Grennan of Lyndon and Ray Sandoval of Killean, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Sharon Hicks of Charleston, S.C., and Herchel Easley of Seattle. Maternal great-grandfather is Martin Wright of Lyndon. Paternal great-grandmother is Patrisha Krone of Rock Falls.

Information sought The birth announcement for Lilian Astrid Anderson c a n n o t b e printed without additional information. The editorial department has been unable to reach the submitter. If those who submitted it could call 800-798-4085, ext. 501, it would be appreciated.

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Todd Nelson of Dixon Boy Scout Troop 85 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Nelson, the son of Jason and Diane Nelson, started as a Cub Scout in Dixon Pack 196, and continued in scouting for 11 years. He built a resting area with two benches at the southwest corner of Heritage Square in Dixon for his Eagle project. Photo submitted by Jason Nelson.

Franklin Grove Library releases new book list FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Franklin Grove Library book club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the library, 112 S. Elm St. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club,â&#x20AC;? by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. Copies will be available at the circulation desk. Movie night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2â&#x20AC;? will be shown. St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day crafts will be made during craft day, 10:30 to noon March 1. Children younger that age 8 need parental supervision for both programs. New books include: â&#x20AC;&#x153;River Road,â&#x20AC;? by Jayne Ann Krentz; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fear Nothing,â&#x20AC;? by Lisa Gardner; â&#x20AC;&#x153;In The Blood,â&#x20AC;? by Lisa Unger; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs,â&#x20AC;? by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Kept,â&#x20AC;? by James Scott; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Declanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cross,â&#x20AC;? by Carla Neggers; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soul Healing Miracles,â&#x20AC;? by Dr. Zhi Gang Sha; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Am Malala:

The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By The Taliban,â&#x20AC;? by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less,â&#x20AC;? by Ellie Krieger; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Invention of Wings,â&#x20AC;? by Sue Monk Kidd; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Standup Guy,â&#x20AC;? by Stuart Woods; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lost Lake,â&#x20AC;? by Sarah Addison Allen; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brain,â&#x20AC;? by E.L. Doctorow; â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Ordinary Man,â&#x20AC;? by Suzanne Brockmann; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red 1-2-3,â&#x20AC;? by John Katzenbach; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rival,â&#x20AC;? by Jennifer Chiaverini; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robert B. Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bull River,â&#x20AC;? by Robert Knott; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Malice,â&#x20AC;? by John Gwynne. Large print selections include, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hazardous Duty,â&#x20AC;? by W.E.B. Griffin; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Death Trade,â&#x20AC;? by Jack Higgins, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Prince of Risk,â&#x20AC;? by Christopher Reich. New DVDs: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Family,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kick-Ass 2,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lone Ranger,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prisoners,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Insidious Chapter 2,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carrie,â&#x20AC;? (2013), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lee Danielsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Butler,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despicable Me 2.â&#x20AC;?

Area athletes to compete in winter Special Olympics GALENA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; More than 375 athletes from around the state will take part in three sports at the annual Special Olympics Illinois State Winter Games Feb. 4-6 in Galena. Competition is scheduled to begin at noon Tuesday, and will conclude about 2 p.m. Thursday. The Illinois Knights of Columbus is the presenting sponsor for winter games. Area athletes who will be competing are: Brandon Endsley of Walnut in the cross country skiing 100- and 50-meter competition. He is with Gateway Services in Princeton. Tracy Gibson with Tracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boxer Club of Walnut will take part in the 100- and 50-meter snowshoe races, as will Sarah Moroney of Rochelle, an independent athlete. Lee County Special Education Association in Dixon competitors will be in snowshoe races. Dustin Wessels of Dixon in the 100 meter, David Goken of Dixon in the 200 meter, and

Isabella Dunklau of Paw Paw and Jagger Harve of Dixon in the 50 meter. The games, which also include alpine skiing, are at Chestnut Mountain Resort, 8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Road. Volunteers still are still needed for all 3 days of competition. If interested, contact Brianna Beers at bbeers@soill.org or 847845-6481. Opening ceremonies for the winter games will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Galena. The athletes will recite the Special Olympics oath: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.â&#x20AC;? The parade of athletes will move through downtown Galena before the opening, ending in front of the old post office on Green Street. Athletes, coaches, family members, and volunteers will have time to look around before the opening ceremonies, and then will eat dinner at local restaurants afterward.


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Man stands up for groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in planning Dear Abby: Why is a wedding always about the bride? Why is the groom often ignored and the occasion not about both of them? I find this offensive as a man who, by tradition, is supposed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;take care of her,â&#x20AC;? but is ignored as a partner in the relationship. The whole deal about the day being about the bride is sexist, as far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned. Television shows like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bridezillasâ&#x20AC;? make men look like idiots who have no value in a marriage. What are your thoughts? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Man Who Matters in Florida Dear Man Who Matters: These shows you refer to depend on shock value to attract and sustain an audience, and some of

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the goings-on that are portrayed are so far-out as to be freakish. Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mistake reality TV for reality because nothing could be further from the truth. Much has changed regarding marriage customs in the last decades. Traditionally, weddings were paid for by the parents of the bride. There was little monetary input from the groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family,

usually works better than name-calling and belittling. Kids are like sponges. They imitate Dear Abby: I have kids the behavior they see who play sports. As I sit the adults around them in the stands and watch the games, I am disgusted exhibit. Effective parents teach their children by by the negative attitudes and bad-mouthing I hear modeling behavior they coming from the parents want to encourage in Dear Thinking: Let me their children. (No one in the crowds. first tell you what not to ever said this is always How do parents teach Dear Abby: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a senior do. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into an argu- good sportsmanship and easy.) in high school who The parents you compassion when the ment over this. As much already is taking college describe may be trying to as you are thinking about adults they see around classes. I have told my relive their youth vicarithem behave worse than your future, so are your mom I plan to become a ously through their chilspecial education teacher. mother and grandmother. the kids? As hard as I try, dren. Many times, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand how Because you are taking I have been an aide in the possible for the children grown adults can yell or special ed class for 3 years college classes, talk with a counselor at the school call kids names at a sports to do as well as â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or better now, and I love it. than â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the parents, and event and expect these about the kinds of job My mother and grandsame kids to grow up with the result is the children openings there are for mother are not supportend up disliking the sport. morals and values. special education teachive. They keep trying to â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sports Mom in ers. Visit the library and talk me out of going to Write Dear Abby at Mountain Top, Pa. do some research. Both college to do what I love. www.DearAbby.com or would be intelligent ways They say I should be a P.O. Box 69440, Los AngeDear Sports Mom: nurse, so I can earn better to get a glimpse of what les, CA 90069. Positive reinforcement money, and they tell me I will be in store for you if and they did not expect to assist in the planning of the event. Today, however, many couples postpone marriage until they are older and financially independent. They pay for their own weddings and plan them as partners.

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For many northern Illinoisans, the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;hibernateâ&#x20AC;? brings to mind bears sleeping in caves. Companies, particularly mattress and bedroom furniture manufacturers, have built advertising campaigns around hibernating bears. However, many people are surprised to learn that bears donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hibernate.

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Piecemakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quilt Club members recently donated $250 to the Buddy Bags program at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon. Piecemakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s member Donna Poquette (center) presented the money to Joyce Craney (left) and Charlene Huff. The program provides children in need with food for the weekend. Photo submitted.

IN BRIEF Help center board to meet at church

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Bears are not true hibernators, like chipmunks, woodchucks, turtles, and frogs. During the winter, a bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body does not enter a state of true hibernation. Instead, bears become lethargic; they enter a metabolic state of â&#x20AC;&#x153;winter torpor.â&#x20AC;? In other words, bears sleep a lot during cold weather. When in torpor, a bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s metabolic rate can decrease to 70 percent of the bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basic rate when the temperature is warmer and food is plentiful.

The differences There are differences between hibernation and torpor. Torpor and hibernation are both survival mechanisms that enable bears and other animals to survive periods when food is scarce and the environmental tempera-

tures are low. However, hibernation and torpor follow different pathways to the same goal. One of the biggest differences between hibernation and torpor is the impact of an animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s metabolism. During true hibernation, an animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breathing and heart rate slow and its body temperature decreases. In some cases, the body temperature of a true hibernator drops 60 degrees Fahrenheit or more. Hibernating animals do not eat, drink, urinate, or defecate. While in torpor, an animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core body temperature may drop only about 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Metabolism of animals in torpor slows, but not to the magnitude of animals in true hibernation. Female bears give birth and lactate during winter torpor. These processes require a relatively high metabolic rate. Sometimes animals in torpor awaken, eat small amounts of food, and relocate. Cold temperatures are not required for hibernation. Lemurs, a primate native to Madagascar, hibernate at 85 F. Hibernating animals require time to complexly emerge from hibernation. On the other hand, animals â&#x20AC;&#x153;wake upâ&#x20AC;? from torpor rather quickly. Another difference

between hibernation and torpor is changes in the concentration of melatonin in the blood. Melatonin is a hormone involved in sleep-wake cycles. Before hibernation, the blood concentration of melatonin increases. Researchers have not observed similar changes in melatonin concentrations as animals enter or emerge from torpor. The hormones that trigger hibernation are not the same hormones that control torpor. Injection of blood plasma from hibernating animals did not induce torpor in animals not exposed to cold environmental temperatures. Evidence supports the concept that hibernation and torpor are different biological processes.

Benefits Investigating hibernation and torpor may yield benefits for humans. Some medical researchers believe placing stroke and heart attack patients into induced hibernation may protect nerve function. Other medical researchers hypothesize that hibernation can be a tool in treating obesity, depression, and diabetes. Castaldo is a former college biology instructor. Write critterdoctor@ hotmail.com to comment.

Skiing opportunities at camp DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reynoldswood Christian Camp and Retreat Center, 621 Reynoldswood Road, offers an opportunity for cross country skiing and snowshoeing close to town. Trails with benches for resting can be used for both sports. A shelter along the Rock River also is available for a break. At the end of the trail, hot chocolate will be served in the dining

hall. Those wanting to use the trails must give 24-hour notice, and need to bring their own equipment. The cost is $5 per person. They also need to sign a release form at the camp office. The number to call is 815-2846979. Other activities at the camp are planned. Brunch in the Woods will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9. The cost

is $12.50 for adults, $10 for those 60 and older; $5 for children 4 to 11, and free for kids 3 and younger. Groups of eight or more are asked to call for a reservation. The Spiritual Scrapbooking Retreat will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 and ends at noon March 2. The cost is $89. It will be led by Kendra Hull. Call for information and to register.

Bids sought for libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s auction MOUNT MORRIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mount Morris Public Library staff are accepting bids through Feb. 8 for a silent auction fundraiser to benefit library services and programs. Items can be viewed, and bids placed, at the library, 101 E. Front St. The hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The auction features works by local authors, art pieces, local history material, and postassassination magazine

tributes to John F. Kennedy. Auction items continue to be accepted. Among the items for auction are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Go,â&#x20AC;? by Wayne Pierce; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Gang,â&#x20AC;? by Sherwood Baker; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mount Morris Past and Presentâ&#x20AC;? (revised edition), by Harry Kable; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Story of Oregon, Illinois â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sesquicentennial 18361986;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personal Viewpoint 61061,â&#x20AC;? an oral history project by Oregon High School students 1976; paintings by Fred Clow; and framed

Amish prints by Nancy Noel. Many items have minimum bids. Final bids will be taken during the fifth annual library tea set for 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Disciples United Methodist Church, at the corner of Maple and Hitt streets. JoAnn Reisner will present a dramatic interpretation of characters from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spoon River Anthology.â&#x20AC;? Tickets for the tea are limited and cost $15. Call the library at 815-734-4927 for more information.


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Diversification and risk Dear Dave, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a little worried about investing in the market due to volatility. Are there safer investments? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Matt Dear Matt, Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re right; the market is volatile. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a volatile as some things, but you have to remember that anywhere thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money to be MCT News Service

Donna Battaglia spins a barrel of entries for the 55-inch LED television to be given away at Taste of Buffalo in Huntersville, N.C. In the weeks leading up this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Super Bowl, anyone who spent $25 or more got an entry in the drawing. And by giving the TV away a week before the main event, Donna and Bradley Battaglia ensured that their restaurant would be crowded for the much-less-hyped Pro Bowl (you have to be present to claim the prize), while also giving the lucky winner time to set it up for a home-viewing party for the big game.

Small businesses go big for Super Bowl Sunday Restaurants planning for big turnout for game BY CAROLINE MCMILLAN PORTILLO 4HE#HARLOTTE/BSERVER

The spectacle and tradition of the NFL Super Bowl â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the parties to the commercials, half-time shows to gamewinning drives â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is practically its own industry. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, an estimated 179 million people tuned into last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. The average game-watcher spent an estimated $68.54 on new televisions for viewing parties, snacks, decor and athletic apparel, bringing total spending to nearly $12.3 billion, the organization estimated. So when thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that much money for the taking, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder small businesses want to carve out their own piece of Super Bowl XLVIIIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Denver Broncos-versusSeattle Seahawks pie. Which is why the game poses a perfect opportunity for them to raise their local profile through a few winning strategies of their own. Western New York natives Donna and Bradley Battaglia opened the Taste of Buffalo Pizzeria in Huntersville, N.C., 10 years ago to be a haven for people who prefer thicker crust, chickenfinger subs, fish fries and, of course, buffalo wings. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve built a devoted following in the past

decade, Donna Battaglia said, and about 80 percent of their customers are also from New York. So last year they decided to make big events such as the Super Bowl a way to thank customers for their support by doing a drawing for a big LED flat-screen television on Pro Bowl Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We appreciate everything they do for us,â&#x20AC;? Donna Battaglia said. And last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a woman who said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d â&#x20AC;&#x153;never won anything in her lifeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was incredibly thankful. In the weeks leading up this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game, anyone who spent $25 or more got an entry in the drawing. And by giving the TV away a week before the main event, the Battaglias ensured that their restaurant would be crowded for the much-less-hyped Pro Bowl (customers had to be present to claim the prize), while also giving the lucky winner time to set it up for a homeviewing party for the big game. A week before this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawing for a 55-inch LED flat-screen television, Donna Battaglia said they already had more than 500 entries. The Battaglias also acknowledge that many of their customers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be dining in for the Super Bowl, she said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re offering delivery and takeout specials, such as a combo pack of 24 pieces of pizza and 50 wings for $56.99.

Last year, they sold 10,000 buffalo wings, Donna Battaglia said. This year, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping for 15,000. Donnie Gaskin, who opened Beantown Tavern in Matthews, N.C., in 2005, said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning for at least 150 people for Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showdown. The spirited communal atmosphere is a selling point, for sure, but perhaps the biggest draw will be the 120-pound smoked pig, fixings and sides â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all free for customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My thought is that people will buy a drink, maybe do a shot and stick around because of good will,â&#x20AC;? said Gaskin, who started the tradition 8 years ago. And if good will isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to keep them there, Gaskinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection of giveaways at the end of each quarter probably will. Thanks to donations, Gaskin will be giving out Carolina Panthers gear â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lawn chairs, tents, towels, hats and gloves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as well as big-ticket items, including six fourday Caribbean cruise packages. Every person who comes gets a free raffle ticket. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you have to do,â&#x20AC;? Gaskin said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because truly, the Super Bowl is a day when most families have a big Super Bowl party at their house. So for me, I have to think outside of the box and actually draw the customers in and give them a reason to come out.â&#x20AC;?

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Based on some calls to the newspaper, some people have been confused about the connection between Depot Deli and Zuppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Zuppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had been at 511 First Ave., in Rock Falls. If that address sounds familiar, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the new home of Li Arellanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gourmet Sandwiches. Arellano bought that property from Willyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner Maria Rodriguez. Arellano will again be neighbors with Folsomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery and Jim Helle. Helle brought Folsomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to Dixon last fall, right next door to Arellanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Helle said he and Arellano have struck up a friendship through their geographical ties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good businessman, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to talk

about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on with our stores,â&#x20AC;? Helle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just have an agreement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he sticks to sandwiches, and I handle the dessert.â&#x20AC;?

Morrison planning for farmers market MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Have a hard time picturing gardening and fresh vegetables right now? Despite the pervasive snow and biting cold, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to start thinking about farmers markets, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like them to be part of your livelihood or fundraising ventures. A meeting is planned for anyone wanting to learn more about getting started as a vendor at the Morrison Farmers Market. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the community room at Odell Library, 307 S. Madison St. Mary Nelson, ag and natural resources program coordinator for the Uni-

versity of Illinois Extension, will be on hand to discuss the Food Safety on the Farm program and the Ready ... Set ... Grow Garden Symposium. Karen Real, food service sanitation certified instructor, will discuss recent changes to Illinois certification. Marketing and display tips will be shared, as well as information about the Morrison Community Garden. Full-time vendors from last year are also encouraged to attend. They will be able to lock in the same locations and give input on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market. The Morrison Farmers Market opens May 24 and runs Saturdays through Sept. 27. Hours are 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. An evening market is planned for July 30, in downtown Morrison. For more information, visit www.morrisonfarmersmarket.com or call 815-772-3757.

tion. That means you spread your money around instead of investing in one or two things. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how I handle my mutual funds, and I recommend others do the same. Spread your investments across these four types of mutual funds: growth, growth and income, aggressive growth and international. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say it enough, Matt. There are no guarantees when it comes to long-term investing. But diversification can help make the ride a little bit smoother.

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K. Truesdell, Kyle D. Polzin, !NNA2-OHR 2AINBOW- !LLEN #ONNOR*"LAND *AYLYNN "2AZO )SAIAH:2YAN -IKALEY 33MITH AND+ADIN*7OLF Eighth grade:-ITCHELL2 #LODFELTER +OLTEN(#ONKLEN Brooklynn R. Freas, Jozlyn M. 'ARCIA *ACOB-'EBHARDT Reilly D. Hay, Andy HernanDEZ -IA.+NAPP 'EHRIG7 +OERNER #HARLES3,EHMAN %LIZABETH!,YMAN !BBY J. Nitz, James W. Roddy, +ATRINA,3ANDEFER +ATELYN. Smoot, Akira J. Tanton, Gracie -6OGEL #ARTER-'EARING #HLOE)(ALVERSON +ASSIDY '(EFFELFINGER 4REY#-ORSE "RAYDEN.2EYES 2UTH% #ASTILLO %SPINOZA %STELA" ,UNA 4YLER*7ILLMAN -ADISON +#ORWELL "RYN%'ATZ +ERRY ,-ULLEN ,OGAN-2OCHA Nolan R. Sullivan, Autumn N. Miller, Jerry A. Rodriguez, %MMA%"OZE 3OPHIA# "ROWN 2HIANNON2&ILIPPI -ITCHELL#0ETROSKY .ICHOLE! 3CHULDT *OSEPH!3IVITS *AKE 2!LSTON 'ARET+,IPPENS ,ILAH3,OPEZ 4YLOR-/"RIEN AND0AYTON03HARP Honors Sixth grade: Montanna M. *OHNSON -AKALEY,-IKRUT 0AIGE#3UTTON 4REVOR26OS -IGUEL!2UIZ +EVIN/,EMUS 2OQUELLE30ENAFLOR $ESTINY, Morse, Tyler A. Hansen, Zoe A. Hanson, Jacob B. Olin, Zoe G. 2YAN &ERNANDO(#ID*R 2INA 3&ELDMAN #ADE!,YONS !NGELINA--EINERS #OOPER* 7ILLMAN )SAIAH29ARBROUGH 1UINTIN23PAULDING "ETHANY P. Sandison, Anjelina J. Ramos, +ATELYN-!YLING #HRISTIANO S. Segretto, Madison J. Bland, Kaylee J. May, Madison E. Morrison, Mallory R. Newberry, !VIVA2"RENNER $YLAN# $ELHOTAL $RAKE4!LLEN !SHLEY 6ENCES *OSE,,UNA .ATHANIEL M. Beyer, Nicolas A. Allison, +RISTEN%"USHMAN -ICHA* #ANADY $ANIELLA-#HINO 0AYTON7$AY *EREMIAH"(ARTS Brock A. Helton Jr., Alexander *(ERRERA 2ILEIGH!+INISON %MILY23HANK 6IVIAN,7YATT AND4RISTAN3#ASSIDY Seventh grade: Arturo U. #ONTRERAS *OSILYN2"ORUM 4REVOR7#ARRELL $ANIEL'ARCIA -ARQUEZ "ROOKLYN2,INTON Kylie N. Babin Howard, Dylan H. Bryant, Alek M. Duran, Quinn #&OSSETT -ARQUEZ$'ALE 7ILLIAMS *ENNA2*OHNSON *ARED!3AATHOFF -ATTIE! Deyo, Alex S. Rangel, Aidan J. 3HORE 3ERENA+6AUGHN #AITLIN.7OLBER #RISTIAN!2ODRIGUEZ !LYSSA#!MEZOLA ,IBBY S. Feldman, Isaac A. Garcia, -ADELINE0'ASSO +YLEIGH, Glazier, Emily J. Meltzer, Jenni --ILLER %THAN*0RZYSUCHA Xavier Gallardo, Jerett J. Harrington, Alyssa S. Marquez, AliCIA-2OSAS 7YNTIR27HITE !BIGAIL-&OY *ONATHAN- 'OTTEMOLLER 2ACHEL,"UYERS (UNTER7#ARRELL #LARKE2 #HAPMAN !NGELICA-,E"ARron, Mikio J. Martinez, Bianca 2,UKANCIC AND!LEXSANDRA* Grobe. Eighth grade:3PARROW- ,EWIS "RYNN,'ANZ 9ASMINE %'UERRERO 4ANNER,-ACKEY -EGAN"3HEARER +YLE, Winebrenner, Kaylee E. Ailes, #HRISTOPHER-"ROUILETTE 2OSS D. Gallentine, Paul D. Jensen Jr., Kassidy E. Kenney, Annissa R. Krause, Kaleb W. Polzin,

-ARCUS43HETTER (ENRY$ 3TEINHAGEN (ANNAH..EWBERRY (ALEY-3CHMIDT 2ICARDO#ORTES 'ISELLA/-ANCERA %LIZABETH!2ODRIGUEZ "RITTANY -$INGLEY 2ICHARD3*ONES *OSEPHINE!3HAWARD +RISTIAN,#OOK .ICOLE+0HILLIPS Dawson R. Koett, Alivia M. 3ALMON 5RRUTIA "RYCE-#AMPOS 4URNER*'ARCIA 4YLER* (ANRAHAN 3YDNEY4*OHNSON Donevon I. Pankey, Natalie M. 2AMOS -EAGAN%3IMPSON .ICHOLAS!#ERUZZI !ZAYLIA A. Valdez-Ramos, Sydnie E. 'ARRIOTT #AYHLA.3MART %RIN ,,ONG *AZLYNN--ORENO )SAIAH,$AVIS 4RISHA,0ENAFLOR -ATTHEW#,EAL *OLIE- 3CHULTZ *UAN6"RISENO (AILEY !0IPES 3IERRA.3OTELO AND *ARRICA,4HAYER Amboy High School Highest Honors Freshmen:(ANNAH'RADY +YLIE(IGHBARGER AND$ELANEY 7ILHELM Sophomores::ACH"ECKER "ILLIE*O$EININGER ,INDSEY Dewey, and Delaney Powers. Juniors: Julia Daszkiewicz, Kennedy Dinges, Madeline %LY -ARISSA(ENKEL #HRISTOPHER*ONES 3AM+LEIN +AITLYN ,IEBING ,IAM/HLENDORF %LIZABETH/RTGIESEN *ONAS3TEVENS 'RACE4HOMPSON 3YDNEY7ILHELM AND3KYELAR:IMMERLY Seniors:$ANIELLE#ORCORAN Paige Gascoigne, Emmitt Hicks, ,INDSAY(OY 'ARRETT,IEBING !MANDA0ANKHURST $AMON 1UEST .ATHAN2INARD *ULIA 3ETCHELL AND%BONY6ELEZ High Honors Freshmen: Alex Eisenberg, Katie Fredericks, Megan Grady, *ORDAN(OCHSTATTER 'RACE +LEIN %MMA,INDENMEYER +ATELYNN0ANKHURST #AIN0OWers, and Haley Varga. Sophomores: Kailyn Alleven, "RIAHNA%RBES 2YAN(ALL *ULIA *OHNSON +ELSIE,ACHAT 0AUL -EYER *ENNIFER0OPOVICH AND !SHLEY3ACCOMANDO Juniors: Nick Dewey, Joanna &REDERICKS ,INDSAY(ART !USTIN (ENKEL 4AYLOR(ICKS !NTHONY Karlsson, Sam Owens, Mary 2EGLIN AND,OGAN4HAKE Seniors: +ENNETH!DKINS Max Andrews, Alexa Blackburn, Jason Bontz, Zack Borell, MatTHEW#ONTRERAS $ILLON$ANIELS !LI$EWEY 7HITNI(ART 3KYLAR +ENNEDY ,INDSAY-C#OY $ESTINEE/ENES #ORY3HAW AND "RITTNEY3ONDGEROTH Honors Freshmen:"RANDON!LBRECHT /WEN$REW -ATTHEW&AWKES -AKAYLA&EITH -ADELINE&OSter, Brady Hulin, Nataly Jones, +RISTIAN+NOLL #AMERYN+OCH Hallie Nauman, Arianna Noble, :ACHARY/2OURKE AND.ICOLAS 3CHAFER Sophomores: Drake Barlow, Demi Becker, Deirdre Davis, Yasmine Gutierrez, Iain Hoy, !LLISON*ONES 6IVIAN/,AUGHLIN 2ILEY0IERCE 0AIGE3ETCHELL AND Renee Vaessen. Juniors: Nick Bickett, JenNIFER"OYLE #OLLIN$OEGE (ARrison Erbes, Andrew Ferguson, !MBER(ARTMAN #OLIN(INDRIKS +YLE+EMMERER .ATHON+ING ,UCAS,EFFELMAN 2YAN,EFFELMAN #ECILIA3EIER 3AMANTHA Troxell, Hunter Varga, Becca 6ERMEIS AND3ETH7HEELER Seniors:-ARIAH$AVIS 4REVOR Dickey, Jordan Ernst, Alicen %THERIDGE -ICAELA-C#OY 0AT-

RICK1UEST AND+ELSIE4HURMAN Unity Christian High and Junior High School, Fulton Highest Honors Eighth grade:2ACHEL%LLINOR AND*ACK,ENZ Freshmen:!LEX(OPPE %RIC Medenblik, Jessi Vander Eide, and Katie Vander Eide. Sophomores: Natalie Hirl, 3AM,ENZ 3ARAH3TEPHAN Maria Striley, and Hobs Winters. Juniors: Serene Hamad and Nolan Willougyby. Seniors: Natalie Bussie and Sean Hansen. High Honors Seventh grade: #ALEB(IRL %LLIE,ENZ "EKAH3MITH AND :ACH7ILBUR Eighth grade: Dalton Hlubek, %LIZABETH3TRILEY AND!LEXIS 7AUFORD Freshman:%LIZABETH&RANA Sophomores: Kayla Bussie AND*OSH%LLINOR Juniors: #OLBY$YKSTRAAND 3HAWN(INTZ Honors Seventh grade:#ECELIA !BBOTTAND,IZZY7EBER Eighth grade: Dayne (OLESINGERAND+YLE3MITH Freshmen:,IZ!SHAND,ILLY /THON Sophomore: Aaron Abbott. Junior:3HAWN(INTZ Senior: Jaime Kammerer. St. Andrew Grade School, Rock Falls Highest Honors Sixth grade:#LARE3ANDERS Seventh grade: Mackenzie &OWKES -ICHAEL&RANK -EGAN Marcum, and Breann Rosengren. Eighth grade: Delaney HinRICHSAND!UDREY-ELTON High Honors Sixth grade:-ATTEA"IANCHI and Victoria Erickson. Seventh grade: Brianna Jackley. Honors Sixth grade: Macaire Brown, *ORDAN*OHNSON AND!LEJANDRA Padilla. Seventh grade: Brycen "ARTEL +YLE%LLEFSEN (ANNAH -C#ARTY AND-ELISSA/SUNA Eighth grade: Natalie AmezoLA %ASTON"IANCHI -ADALINE 'ROVE $ONOVAN(OPKINS !NA 0ADILLA 4YLER3OLTOW !PRIL4ORRES AND!SHLY4ORRES Reagan Middle School, Dixon Highest Honors Sixth grade: Madilyn BarnHART -OLLY"IGGS "RIGITTE "OUCHER +ELCY"RECHON -ELODY"RECKENFELDER *OEL"ROOKS Toni Brumbly, Bailey Burling, +AYLA#ALLISON %MMA#ARLSON -ADELYN#HESLEY #AMERON #RONE "ROOKLYNN$AMBMAN 3OPHIE$OANE .ICQUELETTE &AZEKAS *ESSIE&REY ,OGAN Griswold, Madeline Gusse, $YLAN(ARSHMAN )SAAC(ERNANDEZ :ACK(ERRING 2AKSHA (OMBAL +ALIDANCE(UMPHREY %ADEN(VARRE !IDAN*OHNSON %MMA*OHNSON /LIVIA*ONES 2ACHEL+ARPINSKI 2ILEY+AVANAUGH 'ABRIELLE+ITZMAN .OAH +UEHL #HEYANNE,UY +ORTNY -ARSH %RICA-ILLER 3ARAH -ILLER !LYSSA-ORLEY 3HANNON Osenberg, Emily Pesina, Austin Portner, Taylor Renkes, Anakin 2ODRIGUEZ -ADISYN2UBRIGHT 2ACHAEL2UMPH +AYLIE3CHAEFFER !IDAN3CHMALL #HRISTIAN

3EAGREN *ACOB3HAFER 0AYTON 3IMMONS 4HOMAS3ITTER ,OGAN 3MITH &AITH3NYDER 4AYLOR 3PELLMAN -ADISON3TEGBAUER Nicole Stocksdale, Emily Tribley, "ETHANY4SCHOSIK *AYDEN6ALDEZ 'RACE7ADSWORTH $EVAN 7ELCH 4REVOR7HITE *ACOB 7ICKERT !LYSSA7OLF AND4YLER Yocum. Seventh grade: Benjamin Anderson, Alyssa Batten, Allison Bay, David Binkley, 4REVOR"ISHOP -ADELINE "LACKBOURN -ADALIN"LUMHOFF Alyssa Bonnette, Alex Boswell, Alicia Brown, Dylan BrumBLY 0AICHENS#HAMBERLAIN 4ALBIR#HIMA +YLE#RAWFORD #ALISTA#RONE *OZI$EVER +ATIE Drezen, Derian Duncan, Daniel Ferguson, Alexis Freise, Jettus 'AFFEY -ADISON'AULKE #OLLIN 'RADY ,EIGHA'ROVE "ROOKE (IMES #AROLINE(OFFMAN #HLOE Hogenson, Quinten Hoyle, PayTON,AWRENCE 2YAN,AWTON %THAN,E3AGE )SABELLE,INDENMEYER !NDREW,OHSE *ENNIFER ,UCAS 4AYLOR-ASTERS "ROOKE -C#ANN #ONNOR-OODY -ONtana Mull, Taryn Munroe, Kaelyn -UNSON +IARRAH-UNTEAN (ALLIE.ELSON .ATHALIA0ARRA 3TEven Piller, Nolan Randick, Owen 2ICK *ONATHAN2IVERA #HLOE Roberts, Juliana Rotella, Hailey 2UPIPER 'ONZALEZ )SAIC3ANCHEZ #LINTON3CHIELEIN !DDISON 3CHMALL -ADISON3EGGEBRUCH 'ABRIEL3OHN 4AYLOR4ROUTMAN and Hunter Wilson. Eighth grade: Tyler Adcock, 'EOFFREY"AKER -ELISSA"ATES 9UN(AN"I 'RETCHEN"USHMAN #ALEB#ARLSON (ALEY#ASTELLARI .ICHOLAS#LEMENS !BBIE $EVINE ,EAH$RENGENBERG %MILY%RICKSON 3ARAH&ANE $MITRY&EOFANOV #OLIN'RISwold, Annie Hantke, Jared HarRISON "RENDAN(ARTMANN #ARLY (EPNER -ORGAN(EPPLER +YLEE (ERMEYER *ASON(OFILENA %LLEN (OLDER 2ISHIK(OMBAL -IKAYLA (UISHEERE $EREK(UMPHREY *ACOB(UNKINS (ANNAH*ENarine, Parker Kaminski, Izabella Kitzman, Alyssa Kruger, Emma +RULL +YLIE+UTZ !LEXIS,ANGLOSS (ANNAH,ARSEN (ALEY Mason, Madelyn Melvin, Valerie -ILLER 2EESE-URPHY "RITNEY Pitzer, Payton Pratt, Benjamin 2OACH 4AYLA3CHWARZ $EVIN 3COTT +YLIE3HAW !LYSSA3IGWARDS *USTICE3MITH !LYSSA 3OUTH ,UKE3TEES 3ARAH3TEGbauer, Tesa Stocksdale, Haley 6ERDICK ,ESHON7ADE ,UKAS Wedekind, Jared Wiggins, KaitLYN7ILHITE 7HITNEY7ILLIAMSON -ADALYNN7OLFLEY AND+AILEY Woolard. High Honors Sixth grade: Reagan AnderSON %LIJAH!NKNEY 4REVOR !SHLIN !ALIYAH"AKER (AKEEM Banks, Zackary Bass, Gabriel "URGER -ATTHEW#ORET 3TARLA &LYNN +ARA'AITHER :ACHARY 'ASTON .OAH'EARHART #HRISTIAN(ARSHMAN .OLAN(ARSHMAN +YLE(OFILENA $AMIAN *OHNSON 2OSA*UAREZ !RNE +OSKI "RAYDEN,AFFERTY .ATHAN ,ONG %LIZABETH-C#ULLOUGH $ENTRELL-C'LOWN )SAIAH-OSS Mikaila Oros, Diellza Osmani, Mia Pendleton, Sydney Ragan, Edward Roberts, Mateo RodriGUEZ :ACHARY3CHEFFLER 4ARA 3CHIELEIN $ILLON3COTT %THAN 3EIBLE #HLOE3HAW *ACOB 3IBLEY +AYLEIGH4HOMAS 4AYLOR 4OOMSEN "AILEY5NDERHILE 6IANISE6ILLARREAL AND.OAH7ILliams.

Seventh grade: 3PENCER "EAUCHAMP -ADILYN"ENNETT !SHLEY"LYTHE "RYCE#HRISTIANSEN 4IANNA#ORNELL /LIVIA Dennison, Brianna Edwards, Trace Edwards, Abigail Emry, !VERY&OX #OREY'ILLETTE $EVON (ANSEN *OSEPH(ECKERT Kelsey Horton, Xavier Hubbell, &AITH*ENDRZEJCZYK 'RACE*ENDRZEJCZYK +ALLYN,ANCE "ROOKE ,EHMAN !NDREW,ESLIE !IDAN ,ONG :OE,OVE %MILY,YNCH Anna Mason, Dylan Messer, Kaylie Palmer, Kyrie Payne, 3EAN0HELAN "RYCE0ORTNER 6ICTORIA3CHULTHEIS ,OGAN3COTT $AKOTA3HUCK )NDIA4HOMPSON *ESENA6ALDEZ 4YLER6AN1UATHEM 4HEORDORE6AN3ICKLE )SAIAH 7ILCOX AND3ETH7ISEMAN Eighth grade: $USTI"ATSCH +EENAN"EARD #OLTON"UZZARD (OPE#ANTU +YLE#OMMONS %RYN#ROSSLAND *OSHUA$ALLAS (EATH$ERKSEN 3TEPHANIE &ASSLER +AYLI!NN&ISHER 3TEPHanie Hale, Sebastian Heeren, *ACKSON*EFFERY !LEXUS,OZADA %LIJAH-C'LOWN 2EBECCA .ELSON -ADELINE0LESKOVITCH #ODY2OGERS $ANE3PERLING *ACKSON3PINDEN 3AVANNA Steder, Tyler Tribley, Benjamin 6INSON %LLE6OSS 3ARA7HITCOMBE .OAH7ILCOX AND$IANdre Wilson. Honors Sixth grade:,OGAN"ENNETT 3ARINA$ODGE *ACOB$UFFY 0AYTON&ITZSIMMONS %LIZABETH Geiger, Angelik Goldsboro, 2AVEN'OULDSBERRY #ODY'RAY Kerina Gray, Patrick Grossman, Gable Hale, Kaitlyn Hansen, .ATHAN(OWARD #OLE*ONES Jazmine Kozlowski, Gaige +RAMER ,EA!NN,ANCE -ATTHEW,OHSE -ARY-ELVIN 4AYLOR Munroe, Kaitlin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell, JorDYN/LALDE 3AVANNAH0ERKINS *ENNA0ITMAN #HEYENNE0REDny, Emily Rasmussen, Gabriel 2EED *ASMINE3CHULTHEIS 2AMSEY3HROYER #HRISTOPHER Sigler, Kaitlyn Sikkema, Alexis 3NEEK !NDREA4HOMAS 4IANA 4ICHLER !IDANNA4OPPING AND 4AYLOR7HILE Seventh grade: Imanol Aburto, Morgan Arellano, Ava "ERKEY #OLTEN"ISHOP *EREMY "ONINE #OLIN"RECHON -ICHAEL "REEDLOVE #ALEB"UZZARD 4YLER#HRISTIANSEN +ADE#OFFEY +ARLI%WANIUK -ATTHEW&ALEY #HELSEA'LENN +IRA'ORAL #HLOE(ARGITT ,ONDON(ARTMAN #HARLES(ELFRICH 2YAN(ESS -AGGIE(OSE %THAN(OYLE #OLE*OHNSON *ORDAN*OHNSON Terey Kilgore, Eliza Meusel, Douglas Mixen, McKayla MontGOMERY #OLTEN-OORE 4RISTAN 0UTT *OSEPH2ILEY -ADELINE 2OACH %ZEKIEL3ANDER 2EGAN 3ANFORD "ROOKE 3CHEIDEGGER 4ODD3CHLOSSER 3KYLAR3COTT "ROOKE3PARBY +OBE3T0IER Addysyn Willey, and Ervion Williams. Eighth grade:%THAN!PPLE !DELA"AJRAMOSKA )BRAHIM "AJRAMOSKI 0YPER"ARKER "RITTANY"LYTHE #OURTNEY"UCH "ROCK"URGESS +ENNEDY#OMMONS #IERRAH$EMPSEY !LECK &ASSLER 3TEVEN'ALE 3AVANNAH Giles, Samuel Hildebrand, MorGAN(OFFMAN !LAN(OPP !SHLEY*ONES 4RAIS,OWRY *ORDON -C(UGH 7ALSH -ATTHEW-ILBY #HRISTOPHER-ILLER +AYLEE0AHR ,AUREN0OLLOM (ARLEY3HARBOneau, Kaylee Stamm, Robert 4OURTILLOTT (EAVEN4URNER #ASsandra VanSickle, Madison Welty, and Grace Youngmark.

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As you enter “Tsars’ Cabinet,” the national touring show in Raleigh, N.C., through March 5, the opulence of the Romanov dynasty unfolds.

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Raleigh, with the Romanovs Exhibits at Museum of History through March 5

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n 1918, amid the ruins of the Russian state, the Soviets moved their new nation’s capital back to Moscow after an absence of two centuries. In the interval, the focus of their Orthodox empire was St. Petersburg – Russia’s “Window on the West,” where the Romanov tsars and tsarinas in their Winter Palace ruled the largest realm in history. Their Russia was a contradiction in many ways: a backwards, and impoverished state ruled by an elite that clung to tradition ... yet whose fascination with Western Europe created a hybrid overlay culture of arts and crafts. See for yourself in Raleigh, N.C.

Through March 5, the North Carolina Museum of History has twin exhibitions that focus on the splendor of imperial Russia: “The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs” and “Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons from the Lilly and Francis Robicsek Collection of Religious Art.” The former is a nationally touring show that points up the Russian dynasty’s taste for opulence. There’s handpainted porcelain from the Imperial Porcelain Factory, including figurines depicting different people of different ethnic groups within the empire, pieces of imperial table service, a gem-encrusted jewel casket, and a gilded silver and

If you go “The Tsars’ Cabinet” and “Windows into Heaven,” through March 4 at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Cost (both exhibits): $7; $5 for ages 7-17, 60 and older, active military and college students (with ID). Museum admission otherwise free. Details:www.ncmuseumofhistory.org. shaded cloisonné enamel cigar case made by the famed Russian jeweler Faberge. There are more than 230 decorative

objects, spanning reigns from Peter the Great to final tsar Nicholas II. “Windows into Heaven” profiles a different Russian artistry: the fascination that members of the Russian Orthodox faith had for religious icons during the Romanov centuries. The Russian faith is an offshoot of Byzantine Christianity, which formally parted ways with Roman Catholicism in 1054. Icons – whether painted or carved – are religious images created for veneration. As a focus for prayers and meditation, they serve as “windows into heaven” for believers. They were traditionally crafted by monks and nuns and are stylized and rich with religious symbolism.

The 36 on display in Raleigh are from the 18th- and 19thcentury Romanov heyday and are from the private collection of Dr. Francis Robiscek, the eminent, now-retired Charlotte heart surgeon, and his wife, Lilly. Their collection of preColumbian art powers the “Art of the Ancient Americas” galleries at Charlotte’s Mint Museum Randolph; The Mint featured a “Windows into Heaven” show in 2003. The shows are adjacent on the Raleigh museum’s third floor. The pairing of “The Tsars’ Cabinet” and “Windows into Heaven” in Raleigh – baubles and religious art – points up Russian artistry as well as cultural contradictions.

Bandanas offer money-saving travel solutions BY MYSCHA THERIAULT MCT News Service

perfect substitute for dishrags and washcloths. As far as affordable travel gear Paired with a small squirt botgoes, bandanas are tough to tle of Dr. Bronner’s, they made beat. Inexpensive to purchase washing dishes in a bucket a in bulk and made of fast-dry breeze while also pulling doufabric, they make solving vacable duty in the shower. A camption challenges simpler. Handy ing clothesline hung near the for both rustic and slightly more tent provided a fast and conveluxurious excursions, these fabnient drying spot. I employed ric squares can perform multiple the same strategy whenever the functions. Here is a collection of interior of the Jeep needed a my favorite uses. light sprucing. Cleaning: While camping our Eating: Bandanas have also way down the East Coast one come to our rescue when grabsummer, my husband and I bing a light snack on the road. needed cleaning supplies that Whether we’ve stopped at a were quick to dry. Using tradistreet-side park to enjoy a taketional cloths which were slower out sandwich or simply tried to dry would have left us with to keep our vacation supplies a must and mold problem we ecological by not stocking disweren’t willing to tackle. One of posable paper products, these our go-to options involved ban- easy-to-pack pieces of fabric danas. Because they are made have been part of the solution. They make a great miniature of a thin fabric, they were the

picnic blanket when you don’t have room to pack a sarong. Simply pull one out of your tote or jacket pocket to create a space on the grass, bench or picnic table that’s sanitary enough to buffer your flatware, snacks and any individually sized condiments like peanut butter packets or spicy mustard. Need a napkin and don’t want to purchase an entire package? Whip out a bandana and press it into service. It will easily wash in the hotel sink and be dry by morning to pack for your next day of exploring. Protecting: Just like using alcohol wipes for multiple vacation needs can help you pack light, so to can having a clean bandana within easy reach when you need a quick bandage and are short on traditional supplies. Simply strap a folded one onto

a bad shin scrape with medical tape from your kit until you can reach a pharmacy. You’ll need to clean your wound first of course, but this is a workable way to meet your first aid needs on the fly. Other ways bandanas can offer protection on the road include using them as a face mask while riding or walking on extremely dusty roads, and wrapping them around your head for extra sun protection in extreme climates. Locating: Making sure at least a couple of your travel bandanas are brightly colored is helpful when your luggage needs to stand out easily in a crowd. Tie a bandana in an unusual color around the handle of your bag and knot it tightly. This will make it easier to spot when it comes rolling along the luggage carousel in the baggage claim area.

This same trick also works if you have assumed a leadership role with your travel group. When showing some visiting friends and their elderly relatives around Venice some years ago, I took a tip from the professional guides I’d seen escorting tourists. I carried a folded umbrella with a neon bandana tied around the top. Since the umbrella was already part of my standard gear, this made an easy prop to hold over my head when herding my company through large crowds. I’d set a time and spot for us to regroup from photo snapping or souvenir shopping, and stand with the easy-tospot splash of color waving in the air. Everybody could easily locate me, and we could move toward the next itinerary stop on schedule.


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Gardening class to start CEP students honored The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ready, Set, Growâ&#x20AC;? gardening workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2. The Master Gardeners of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties, in cooperation with SVCC will offer a 1-day program about various aspects of home gardening. A keynote presentation on heirloom flavor will be given by Doreen Howard, award-winning author, gardener, and heirloom authority. Her presentation will offer an alternative to the mass-produced and often flavorless produce typically available. Howard writes a weekly blog for the Old Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Almanac website, and has contributed to their publications for more than 15 years. She was a garden editor at Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day magazine for 7 years, a garden columnist at the Christian Science Monitor and a contributing editor at Mother Earth News. Fifteen different workshops ranging from alternative gardening to

Doreen Howard, award-winning author and heirloom authority will present the Ready Set Grow program March 15 at Sauk Valley Community College. the l world of food preservation will be available. During three different sessions, participants can choose to attend workshops about tabletop fountains, hypertufa, terrariums, small fruits, attracting birds, container gardening, spring wildflowers, herbs, and gardening with native plants. The the cost is $40 and

includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, welcome bag, and select handouts. To register, call the Ogle County Extension at 815-732-2191 or visit their website at: http:// web.extension.illinois. edu/bdo by March 10. Sessions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information call the extension office.

STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nearly 200 chamber members recently gathered at Days Inn in Rock Falls for the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and meeting. The event was organized by the chamber and the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Class, which is affiliated with the Whiteside Area Career Center. Twenty-three students from 12 area high schools make up the CEO class. The group hosted and participated in the program. The high school juniors and seniors whot comprise the CEO class selected an All American theme for the evening. They also visited the chamber last fall and have started writing a column in the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly newsletter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The chamber is excited to include the CEO

Class in our annual dinner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These students are learning about our area businesses and what better way to integrate them into the business community. Not only was an All American menu picked to accompany the theme, the students focused on the top 20 things they have learned so far this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lee Hartman, CEO instructor; Norm Deets, adviser; and the students have all been a joy to work with and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited for what businesses they will develop in the second semester of their class,â&#x20AC;? Jerry Binder of Sterling Public Schools said. During the dinner, the chamber also honored retiring board members Sam Card of DeJonge Tax and Accounting and Andy Neal of WalMart Super Center. New directors joining the board are Mike Loos of Edward Jones;

Sheila Martinez of US Bank; and Rick Turnroth of Turnroth Sign Co. Mary White of Community State Bank was re-elected to another 3-year term. Members also honored Tim Determan of Pinney Printing, outgoing president, and welcomed Binder as the new president. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors are: Binder; Brian Hawkins of Hawkins-Cassens Insurance; Karen Voss of Hospice of the Rock River Valley; Jon Byar of Midland States Bank; Determan; Jim Cesarek of RE/MAX Sauk Valley; Loos; Sheila Martinez; Tony Miller of Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson; Heath Olson of Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7024; Eric Shaffer of Sterling Federal Bank; Dr. Paul Steinke of CGHAFC Medical Center; Pam Topper of Freedom Bank; Turnroth; and White.

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U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-17th District, recently visited the Whiteside County Community Health Clinic in Rock Falls. During the tour, she met the staff and discussed the needs of the clinic with the administration. The clinic sees about 13,000 patients annually for medical, dental, and behavioral health care. Attending the tour were (from left) Chelsey Banks, public health administrator/CEO assistant; Beth Fiorini, public health administrator/CEO; Bustos; Lynne Schweppe, director of operations; and Theresa Friel-Draper, assistant public health director. Photo submitted by Fiorini.

Newly-elected Bits â&#x20AC;&#x2122;N Reins 4-H Club officers are (from left) Faith Roush, secretary; Lila Roush, treasurer; Amanda Headon, president; Logan Arvigo, vice president; Terra Beckman, event reporter; Logan Hillard/Brendal, sentinel; and Trista Cannova, historian. Photo submitted by Tina Vincent.

Fulton Saddle Club to have banquet, dance; releases ride schedule The Fulton Saddle Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual banquet will be Feb. 22 at the Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling.

Social hour will start at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m., and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by The Creamery Road Band.

Reservations are needed by Feb. 14 to Tom Patten at 815-772-7593 or Dawn at 815-4994563. The cost is $15 for each

dinner and the dance or $3 for the dance only. The public is welcome. The clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trail ride schedule also has been released.

Rides will be May 17 and 18 at Franklin Creek Natural Area in Franklin Grove; June 28 and 29 at Jubilee College State Park in Brimfield; Sept.

20 and 21 at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve in Andalusia; and Oct. 18 and 19 at Hidden Valley Farm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vegter Ride in Morrison.

weekly educational series for the small farm community that provides practical knowledge on AUBURN HILLS, Mich. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; emerging topics which As a global supply partner, advance local food proBorgWarner has begun manufacturing its advanced duction in Illinois. It is engine timing systems in El aimed at providing small farm producers with a Salto, Mexico. look at how leading pracThe company will provide tices in production, manlocalized production for Volkswagenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third-genera- agement, and marketing TION AND LITER$/(# enable operations to )ENGINESBUILTAT6OLKSWA- improve profitability and sustainability. genâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new engine plant in $ATESANDTOPICS Silao, Mexico. include: Thursday, $EVELOPEDBY!UDI /RGANIC0EST-ANAGEthe fuel-efficient gasoline engines power the Volkswa- MENT)NSECTS&EB /RGANIC0EST-ANAGEgen Jetta and Beetle, as well as other models desig- MENT$ISEASE&EB /RGANIC0EST-ANAGEnated for the U.S. market. MENT7EEDS&EB BorgWarner operates a !SPARAGUS0RODUCTION PLANTIN$IXON -ARCH 3MALL/RCHARD Insects Management; Small farm winter -ARCH 3MALL/RCHARD /RCHARD-ANAGEMENT series to start -ARCH 3MALL/RCHARD This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small Farm $ISEASE-ANAGEMENT Winter Webinar Series, AND-ARCH 'ROWING organized by the Univer- for Ethnic Markets. sity of Illinois Extension 'OTOHTTPGOILLINOIS Local Food Systems and EDUWINTERWEBINARTO Small Farms Team, will register. The webinars be presented Thursdays can be accessed online THROUGH-ARCH from any computer. An The free program is a archived version of the

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PERSONANDFOREACH additional person from the same organization or family. Registration includes education sesFruit, vegetables, general sions, attendeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice topic of workshop of four breakout sessions, continental breakfast and 7//$34/#+n4HE lunch. To register, visit University of Illinois Extensionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Stateline Fruit HTTPWEBEXTENSION ILLINOISEDULMORCALLTHE AND6EGETABLE'ROWERS U of I Extension-McHenry #ONFERENCEWILLBE&RIDAY at Loyola University Retreat #OUNTYOFFICEAT  #AMPUS 3#OUNTRY  For more information, #LUB2OAD CONTACT#ONNIE%CHAIZ 2EGISTRATIONSTARTSAT a.m. Breakout sessions will local foods and small farms educator, at cechaiz@illitake place throughout the NOISEDUOR   day. Topics will be covered by specialists from both Illinois New doctor joins and Wisconsin-Madison clinic in Byron universities. Local food "92/.n$R'URPREET systems and small farms Boparai has extension educators from joined the the U of I will discuss new staff at the opportunities for growers Swedish based on the interest in American locally-grown produce. The conference will be of Medical 'ROUP value to both experienced Gurpreet Byron. and beginning farmers, Boparai Boparai of conventional and organic $EXTER -O growers, and those with many acres, as well as the JOINS$R!RTHUR"RECKAND small-scale market grower. $R%MILY2OGERSATTHE clinic. 4HECOSTISPER

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roses. Those attending will learn how to plant and prune roses, protect them in the winter, and guard them from various diseases and pests. There is a gallery to keep track of favorites, take notes, share ideas with others, and make comments. Users also have access to a number of extension YouTube videos about rose care. 4HESECONDAPP h'ARDENERS#ORNER.EWSSTAND vPROVIDESACCESSTO the extensionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterly newsletter about home gardening. It offers information on gardening topics for every season, the care and maintenance of vegetable and flower gardens, variety selection, and disease prevention and control. This app was developed by extension horticulturists in northern Illinois. 6ISITHTTPWEBEXTENSION ILLINOISEDUSTATEAPPSCFM TODOWNLOADh/UR2OSE 'ARDENvFREEON'OOGLE 0LAYOR4HE!PP3TORE h'ARDENERS#ORNER.EWSSTANDvCANBEDOWNLOADED free from The App Store.

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HERE’S HOPING TO WARM YOU UP

Dean Geiger, 4, of Dixon, laughs as water hits his face at the Splash Pad on July 17 at Dixon’s Vaile Park.

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WHEN TERMS SUCH AS WIND CHILL, FROSTBITTEN AND POLAR VORTEX BECOME COMMONPLACE IN THE WEATHER FORECAST, IT’S A TOUGH WINTER. LET THESE SCENES FROM SUMMER WARM YOU UP LIKE A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE AND A COZY FIRE.

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UPPER-LEFT: Joe Vanloo, 4, dives into a frozen treat July 8 while spending the day at the Amboy Teen Turf day camp. Along with having treats and playing on a water slide, the campers learn about other countries and their customs. UPPER-RIGHT: Brynleigh Winters, 1, of Dixon explores the cool water June 26 with mom Kaitlyn (left) and grandma Veronica Sarver. Brynleigh was also enjoying the day with her uncle, 3-year-old Channing Sarver, as they dipped their toes in the Heritage Crossing fountain. ABOVE: Brandon Kyker, 8, douses himself in water to stay cool Aug. 28 during youth football practice in Dixon. ABOVE-RIGHT: Cowboy Randy entertains a crowd Aug. 8 as the late-day sun reflects off the Rock River. The crooner and rope artist performed on the Dixon riverfront in celebration of Reagan Trail Days. RIGHT: Sean Lauer, 7, of Ashton, spins on the merry-go-around July 2 at Page Park in Dixon.

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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com

Become a Hospice Volunteer There's no time like the present to add life to each day of a hospice patient. Volunteers provide companionship and support to the terminally ill and their loved ones. They fill a unique role in providing comfort and support to patients and families with giving of their time, energy and compassion. Hospice of the Rock River Valley has a need for volunteers to work with patients and families. Training will be provided and begins March 4. To make a difference in someone's life, call Nina at 815-288-3673.

REAL ESTATE 202 SERVICES PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

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Great Location Lots of new. 1400 W. 2nd St. 3BR, 1 ba. Ranch w/ garage. 1 block from R.F.H.S. New in 2013: roof, furnace, water heater, plumbing & more. Private, very close to river. Great family home! $79,900. 815-626-6356.

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Efficiency Upper, appl. W & D, water, sewer, garbage, incl. Off-road parking, no pets. $310 mo + dep. 815378-2151

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As we approach our 30th anniversary year the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home hopes to move forward with a very special commemorative project. We are in need of skilled volunteers who would like to help plan and build a selection of bird houses. If you are handy with a blueprint and tools, we would love to hear from you. Please call Brandi or Heather at the Reagan Home for details. 815-2885176

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$70K to invest? Want a 12% return on your commercial/ residential rental investment? 3yr lease. Located on highest traffic count St. Whiteside County. 815564-0191

North East Sterling Sharp 3 BR., 2 BA., Ranch. Well maintained & ready today. So much to see! Call Brian Corwell at RE/MAX Sauk Valley, 815716-0772 or visit www.brian corwell.com Sterling Home for Sale Kilgour Park area home w/ 4 BR' s, 2.5 baths, fp, sun room, and den. $260,000 #122199 www.412West13St.com Call John Rosengren at RE/MAX Sauk Valley, 815-284-4663. Or visit www.SaukValleyHomes.net

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★ NEW TODAY ★ 4 Unit Brick townhouse complex w/ attached garages. Nice area near hospital in Sterling. $237,000 815-6524517

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2 Cemetery Lots, $750 each, Call Fairmount Cemetery in Polo, 815946-2810

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FARMS FOR SALE 57 acres approximately 53 tillable with river frontage

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CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

ESTATE OF ROBERT N. MINOR, Deceased. No. 2013 P 72 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Robert N. Minor. Letters of Office were issued on December 17, 2013 to Melissa J. Thompson, as independent executor, whose attorney of record is John E. Miller, of MILLER, LANCASTER & WALKER, P.C., 15 East Third Street, P.O. Box 535, Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk's office, Lee County Courthouse, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the representative, or both, on or before the 18th day of July, 2014 or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Melissa J. Thompson Independent Representative for the Estate MILLER, LANCASTER & WALKER, P.C. Attorneys for the Estate 15 E. Third Street, P.O. Box 535 Sterling, IL 61081 (815) 625-0600 Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00593

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TO: Linelle Summers Lee County Trustee Aqua Illinois, Inc. Persons in possession; unknown owners or parties interested in said property. You are hereby notified that the following described real estate was sold on November 1, 2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes for the year 2010: Lot 130 in Section 8 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded July 12, 1971 in Book “H” of Plats at pages 8 and 9 as Document No. 375210 in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 19-22-07351-008 The property is located at Section 8, Lot 130, Woodhaven Lakes, Sublette, IL 61367. A Petition for Tax Deed for said real estate has been filed with th Circuit Clerk of Lee County, Illinois as Case No. 14 TX 34. The period of redemption will expire on May 9, 2014. On May 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax deed. TRIUNE INVESTMENTS, LLC, Petitioner Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1, 2014

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ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 13, A.D. 2014, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as ELITE Heating Cooling and Electrical Services, located at 1603 Wike Drive, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Dated this 13th day of January, A.D. 2014. Dana Nelson County Clerk January 18, 25, February 1, 2014

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You are hereby notified that the following described real estate was sold on November 1, 2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes for the year 2010:

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Lot 361 in Section 29 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded July 13, 1977 in Book “I” of Plats at pages 69-76; inclusive, as Document No. 419247 in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois.

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Permanent Index Number: 13-21-11176-033 The property is located at Section 29, Lot 361, Woodhaven Lakes, Sublette, IL 61367. A Petition for Tax Deed for said real estate has been filed with th Circuit Clerk of Lee County, Illinois as Case No. 14 TX 30. The period of redemption will expire on May 9, 2014. On May 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax deed. TRIUNE INVESTMENTS, LLC, Petitioner Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 3, 2014

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Read Sauk Valley Classifieds real estate section and Real Estate Weekly on Thursdays. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00589 TO: Mitchell J. Moore Lee County Trustee Persons in possession; unknown owners or parties interested in said property. You are hereby notified that the following described real estate was sold on November 1, 2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes for the year 2010: Lot 169 in Section 9 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded February 14, 1972 in Book “H” of Plats at pages 21, 22, and 23 as Document No. 379405 in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois.

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Permanent Index Number: 19-22-07328-016 The property is located at Section 9, Lot 169, Woodhaven Lakes, Sublette, IL 61367. A Petition for Tax Deed for said real estate has been filed with th Circuit Clerk of Lee County, Illinois as Case No. 14 TX 33. The period of redemption will expire on May 9, 2014. On May 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax deed. TRIUNE INVESTMENTS, LLC, Petitioner Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 3, 2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00315

TO: Jose M. Casadas Stella M. Casadas Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc.

TO: Stephen A. Menge Lee County Trustee

Persons in possession; unknown owners or parties interested in said property.

Persons in possession; unknown owners or parties interested in said property.

You are hereby notified that the following described real estate was sold on November 1, 2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes for the year 2010:

You are hereby notified that the following described real estate was sold on November 1, 2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes for the year 2010:

Lot 242 in Section 21 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded October 24, 1975 in Book “H” of Plats at pages 93-100, inclusive, as Document No. 405539 in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois.

Lot 41 in Section 29 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded July 13, 1977 in Book “I” of Plats at pages 69-76, inclusive, as Document No. 419247 in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois.

Permanent Index Number: 13-21-02476-017 The property is located at Section 21, Lot 242, Woodhaven Lakes, Sublette, IL 61367.

Permanent Index Number: 13-21-11179-026 The property is located at Section 29, Lot 41, Woodhaven Lakes, Sublette, IL 61367.

A Petition for Tax Deed for said real estate has been filed with th Circuit Clerk of Lee County, Illinois as Case No. 14 TX 31. The period of redemption will expire on May 9, 2014. On May 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax deed.

A Petition for Tax Deed for said real estate has been filed with th Circuit Clerk of Lee County, Illinois as Case No. 14 TX 32. The period of redemption will expire on May 9, 2014. On May 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax deed.

TRIUNE INVESTMENTS, LLC, Petitioner Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 3, 2014

TRIUNE INVESTMENTS, LLC, Petitioner Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 3, 2014

Newly Remodeled 3BR 2 car garage No Pets. $800mo + $800 deposit. 1526 Rocky Ford Rd 815-284-7609

GRAND DETOUR 1 BR no smoking, stove & refrigerator furn., $550/mo. + dep. 815-652-3078

MORRISON 4BR house w/ 2 car garage. Refrig., stove, & dishwasher furn. No smoking. No pets. Dep. required & ref. 815772-2498 Farm home 4 BR, 3BA, attached 2 car garage. Dep. & Ref. Required. 815-632-1718

MT. MORRIS 5BR 2BA newly remodeled, all applics. incl. , garage $800 + deposit 815-496-0778

ROCK FALLS 2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768. 2BR, garage, bsmt. No pets. Avail. immed. $495/mo. same dep. Rental refs. req. Call 815718-9858

STERLING Clean 3BR, double car garage. C/A. $625/ mo. $500 dep. No pets. 815626-5891. Free Housing, utilities, cable & internet and small living allowance in Exchange for part time mature Personal Assistant in Sterling. This is a live-in position. Interested candidates please contact Rick at: rick25119@gmail.com

or 510-508-3894.

Nice 3 bed Ranch, all renewed, 2003 16th Ave., Why Rent? $698/mo. 815-878-7399 Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

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AREA GARAGE SALES 624 DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 HUGE ESTATE SALE Sat., Feb. 1st 9-4 Sun., Feb. 2nd 9-3 Numbers at 8:30 104 S. 7th St. Oregon, IL 55 yrs. of accumulation, 3 floors + 2 ½ car garage Many Collections Cash (cc Sat. only) Karl 630-405-9011

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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 Bassett Hound pups born 12/10/2013. 3 Females, 2 Males. 815-994-0636 Female Bird dog, 1-2 yrs old. Free to good home only. Call 815-973-3416

Great location! Approx. 1,000sq.ft. Call 815-499-7448.

Male cat, young, neutered. Free to good INDOOR home only. 815499-9923.

Secured 3 acre w/ high bays and office, 3818 River Rd., Sterling. 815-626-8790

MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917


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$2,500 Sign-On Bonus Guar. Min. $800/ week! Home EVERY weekend! Class A CDL w/min. 1 yr. Exp. Call Now! 888-616-0368 or 815-599-1089 FACILITIES MANAGER The Northland Mall has an opportunity for a self-motivated individual to oversee the maintenance and daily operation of the mall. Experience in HVAC, Electrical, Construction, Plumbing and general repairs is required. Must have excellent organizational skills and a record of good customer service. Would also oversee the budgeting, scheduling, inventory and hiring of the department. Must be computer literate in Excel, Outlook and Word. Send resume and salary history to: kbrouilette@ jherzog.com No phone calls please. EEOC Free Housing, utilities, cable & internet and small living allowance in Exchange for part time mature Personal Assistant in Sterling. This is a live-in position. Interested candidates please contact Rick at: rick25119@gmail.com

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Help Wanted Truck repair shop needs a clean up person/ parts runner able to lift 50 lbs. Must have a valid drivers license and be able to drive a stick shift. Heavy duty truck and trailer mechanic needed. Pay based on experience. Will train the right applicant. Must have tools, valid drivers license. CDL a plus! Located in Clinton IA. Call 800242-9078 or email resume to ttscchuck@ mchsi.com

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Teach courses in math, science, and physics on campus, off campus, video conferencing, and on the internet. Provide administrative support, program development, and develop program courses as well as provide support for students. Faculty advisor to associated clubs and assist with developing cooperative programs w/area schools and two-plus-two programs with universities. Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in physics, math, biology, chemistry or a UHODWHG Ă&#x20AC;HOG ZLWK D PLQLPXP RI  JUDGXDWH KRXUV LQ SK\VLFV required.

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Psychologist 1 Jack Mabley Developmental Center in Dixon/State of Illinois wishes to hire a qualified Psychologist 1. The qualified applicant will hold a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in psychology and have at least two years professional experience or satisfactory completion of a psychologist associate program. This position will be responsible for assessment program planning, instructing staff of the implementation of programs, and data collection and interpretation of progress in individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities. The State of Illinois offers a competitive salary, as well as vacation, sick, holiday, and personal time. Application and job posting can be found at www.work.illinois.com or by contacting: Human Resources 1120 Washington Ave. Dixon, IL. 61021 815-288-8340 815-288-8321 (fax) No applications can be accepted after February 7, 2014 at 4:00pm.

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Teach courses in criminal justice, law enforcement, and justice affairs on campus, off campus, via videoconferencing and the internet. This position will also provide administrative support, program development, and develop courses for the program as well as provide support for the criminal justice students. The faculty position assumes the role of faculty advisor to the criminal justice club. The successful candidate must possess a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, or a related Ă&#x20AC;HOG ZLWK  JUDGXDWH KRXUV LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;HOG RI FULPLQDO MXVWLFH 6XFcessful candidate also will have served a minimum of four years LQ ODZ HQIRUFHPHQW DV D SROLFH RIĂ&#x20AC;FHU For full consideration please submit application materials by )HEUXDU\   2QOLQH DSSOLFDWLRQ FRYHU OHWWHU UHVXPH DQG XQRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO WUDQVFULSWV DUH UHTXLUHG 3OHDVH DSSO\ RQOLQH DW 6DXN¡V ZHEVLWH DW www.svcc.edu FOLFN RQ -RE 2SSRUWXQLWLHV  Sauk Valley Community College Att: Human Resources 173 Illinois Route 2 Dixon, IL 61021 e-mail employment@svcc.edu EOE

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Sales/Office Person needed for Dixon retail business 30-40hrs. Includes Saturdays. Experience a plus. Please send replies to Please send replies to Box #:1200, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

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1964 sterling silver set- 6 pc. setting, 66pcs. In plastic, never used. $3500. 928-592-7302.

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74 Chevrolet Chevelle/ Malibu Classic/ 2 DR. H.T. Rebuilt suspension/ new exhaust/ New floorpans/ solid car. Very restorable/ 400 motor/ New Turbo 400 trans. Becoming a rare find. $2,500 OBO. Call 815-631-3409

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2009 Buick Enclave CXL 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 2008 Buick Enclave 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT Sunroof & Leather 2004 Buick Rainier 2002 Pontiac Montana 2002 Pontiac Bonneville 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 40th Anniversary, Two door 2001 Dodge 2500 Ext. Cab 4x4, Diesel 2000 Buick Century 2000 Ford Explorer LTD AWD 1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4

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OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAND AUCTION Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:00 am SELLING AS 1 PARCEL

Sale to be held: The Auction Shed 900 South Division Ave Polo, IL 61064

155 Acres MOL in Sections 9 & 10 of Pine Creek Township, Ogle Co., IL. OPEN TENANCY 2014!

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2007 Buick Lucerne CX2-V8, 80K, full power, leather, XM radio, extended warranty $8900. Dixon 815-456-2155

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96/ Olds 98 123k mi, 25 mpg, well maintained. Major components new! $5,000. 815-2882556 Credit Problems? Bad Credit? No Credit? We might be able to help! If you're looking to buy a vehicle we have many financing options available through qualified lenders. Call Brett Simpson today at 815-2855313. Ken Nelson Auto Plaza. creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD.

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1995 Blazer, auto. 4wd. V6. Very good cond. 172K mi. $2800. Call 815-288-6814. 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.8 liter, 82k mi, elect. sun roof, $9,500. Call 815631-8494

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deprived of these features. The SV ($32,820) adds automatic headlights, roof rails, keyless entry, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a central 7-in information display, a rearview camera with rear parking sensors, two more 12-volt outlets, a power driver’s seat, a leather steering-wheel and shiftknob trim and a single-CD audio system with a USB/iPod jack and auxiliary video inputs. The SL ($35,760) tacks on fog lights, a power lift gate, chrome exterior accents, leather upholstery and door trim, woodtone inserts, a power passenger’s seat, heated front and rear seats, remote start, a universal garage-door opener, an autodimming rearview mirror and welcome lighting. The Platinum ($40,460) tops the range with exclusive 20-in alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel, a hard-drivebased navigation system with an 8-in

touchscreen, the Around View 360-degree parking camera system, cooled front seats, a 120-volt outlet, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, driver memory functions, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth streaming audio and DVD playback capability. All-wheel drive adds about $1,600 to the bottom line. Some higher-end standard features are available as options on cheaper trims. Notable extras, depending on the model and package, include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Bose 9 speaker audio, Nissan navigation, towing preparation and an entertainment system with twin 7-in screens in the front headrests. Cargo space measures a handy 16 cu ft behind the third row, 42 to 48 cu ft behind the second row (depending on equipment level) and 79.8 cu ft with both back rows folded down. Given that the similar Highlander offers over 95 cubes

of maximum space, we’re not blown away by the Pathfinder’s practicality, but 80 cubes is still a lot of stuff. Safety The Pathfinder comes with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and six airbags, including side airbags for front passengers and full-length sidecurtain airbags. Electronic traction and stability control are also standard, as is Hill Start Assist. Happily, every Pathfinder comes standard with Nissan’s nifty Easy-Fill tire alert, which activates while you’re adding air and honks the horn when you’ve reached the recommended pressure reading. Proper tire pressure is a significant factor in vehicle control, so we consider this a very welcome safety feature. The Pathfinder earned a 4-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety, with five stars in the side impact test and four stars for front impact and roof strength. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Pathfinder ratings of Good in the moderate front overlap and side impact tests, but only a Marginal rating for roof strength. Behind the Wheel Unless rock-crawling ability is a must, you’ll probably find the 2014 Pathfinder a very likable crossover SUV. Like the more distant relatives such as the 2-row Murano, the new Pathfinder pairs a supple ride with good cabin insulation, making for comfortable highway cruising and urban commuting alike. The eerily smooth CVT does its best to keep the V6 in its sweet spot, and it usually succeeds. If you’re like us, you’ll only wish for more grunt with a full load aboard. Not surprisingly, the handling is tuned more for safety than for smiles, but the new Pathfinder puts forth a reassuringly carlike stability at speed. Off-road performance is, of course, limited by the Pathfinder’s clear preference for pavement, but at least the 4WD LOCK mode helpfully fixes front/rear power distribution at 50/50 for escaping unusually sticky spots.

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