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Tow fund ‘too open’ Board chairman says changes will be made BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

OREGON – Ogle County officials are looking to add specific rules on how the sheriff can use a controversial fund that he can spend at his discretion. On Tuesday, the Ogle County Board’s Executive Committee is expected discuss making changes to an ordinance that has allowed the sheriff to collect more than $200,000 for use at his discretion. In October 2011, the Ogle

$200,000 deposited into fund since 2011

County Board approved the ordinance that created the Sheriff’s Department’s administrative tow fund. “We set it up Ogle County Sheriff fairly loosely, Michael Harn and we shouldn’t have,” current County Board Chairman Kim Gouker said. The Executive Committee will have the ordinance on the agenda for its Tuesday meeting,

A third of revenue came from other sources

said Gouker, who added that it was Sheriff Michael Harn’s idea to make changes. “The sheriff decided that there’s just so Ogle County Board much controverChairman sy about it that Kim Gouker we’re going to change it,” Gouker said. “That’s why we’re doing it now.” In December, Sauk Valley Media reported that Harn

had used the Inside tow fund, Tracking which exists outside the monthly tow county’s bud- fund revenue get, to pay and expendifor repairs to tures. A4 department vehicles, a tent at the Ogle County Fair, a $4,000 management fee for the department’s Facebook page, and flowers for secretary’s day, among other expenses. TOW CONTINUED ON A4

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$16M award to victims’ families Company ‘absolutely’ will appeal ruling BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

MOUNT CARROLL – After being awarded $8 million, Carla Whitebread said there was something she would rather have. “We can’t say we’re happy,” the Mount Carroll mother said in a telephone interview Friday morning. “We’d give everything we have to bring Wyatt back.” A jury Thursday awarded $16 million – $8 million each – to two families who lost their teenage sons in a grain bin accident in the summer of 2010. The jury deliberated for 8 hours Thursday before finding for the families of Wyatt Whitebread, 14, and Alejandro Pacas, 19, in their lawsuit against Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. The trial in Carroll County lasted nearly 2 weeks. “We hope this sends a message to the grain industry,” Wyatt’s mother said. “Our boys aren’t expendable.” AWARD CONTINUED ON A5

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City admits to cutoffs in cold weather Photos by Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

Lee County Republican Party Chairman Greg Witzleb (left) speaks with state Sen. Bill Brady before the 25th annual Reagan Day Dinner on Friday evening at the Elks Lodge in Dixon. Brady was one of three candidates seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for governor to speak at Friday’s dinner. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Kirk Dillard also spoke, as did U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon.

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DIXON – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger kicked off the 25th annual Reagan Day Dinner on Friday night with his message that the 40th president’s brand of conservatism is about to make a comeback. Three of the four Republican candidates for Illinois governor then talk-

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ed about how they planned to bring that conservatism back to Illinois. “Conservatism means we believe in the power of the individual,” the 16th district congressman told the audience at the Dixon Elks Lodge. “We will bring back Ronald Reagan’s sense of economic freedom.” HOPEFULS CONTINUED ON A9

Second Opinion What do polls that forecast the governor’s race mean? Nothing, Executive Editor Larry Lough says. A7

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State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, listens to supporters as they gathered Friday at Candlelight Inn in Rock Falls. Story on Page A8

Relationships that last Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw offer Valentine’s Day advice Also inside USA Weekend: Recipe for apple galette Fight financial bullying Protect skin

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ROCK FALLS – The city acknowledged Friday that it had turned off residents’ power when the temperature had dropped below 20 degrees – in violation of state law and city ordinance. In a telephone interview, City Administrator Robbin Blackert revealed the utility cutoffs a week after Sauk Valley Media published a story about the issue. In the story, a man reported the city had threatened to cut off his electricity on a day in which the low temperature was forecast to be below zero. At the time, Blackert said she couldn’t address a specific electricity customer’s situation but that the city was complying with state law. CUTOFFS CONTINUED ON A5

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DIXON – It was 9 below Friday morning, but that didn’t stop workers at Bay Valley Foods from picketing. Members of Teamsters Local 722 went on strike at 11 p.m. Thursday, and by mid-morning Friday several union workers were picketing at the entrance of driveways into Bay Valley Foods. The workers were on strike over proposed changes to benefits, said Greg Dewey, 55, of Dixon, and Ken Diaz, 43, of Oregon, who were 90 minutes into their picketing Friday morning and waiting for the next shift to relieve them. In an emailed statement, Dan Dring, the vice president of human resources and operations for Green Bay, Wis.-based Bay Valley Foods, said he was hopeful a contract could be reached when

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hen you walk through the front door of The Little Chocolatier, the air teems with popcorn, sweets and freshbrewed coffee. But as I chatted with Andrea Adami in the back of the throwback confectionary, what I got was a breath of fresh air. The Sterling fixture reminds me of a store in my hometown of Manitowoc, Wis., called Beerntsen’s. Except Beerntsen’s offered deli sandwiches, too. Not once did I ever consider having a sandwich there. No selfrespecting kid would. But more so, Adami’s penchant for keeping things old school is refreshing, and that mantra couldn’t better fit the store. What it has to offer is as delicious as it is simple. A real person answers the phone when you call. Noticeably missing are frills, blaring top-40 music and, especially, digital screens. I couldn’t find one in the whole place. It seems these days that one can find places like this only in areas like the Sauk Valley. In bigger cities, stores are presented as a throwback, but it’s really just kitsch. At 317 First Ave. in downtown Sterling, it’s honest. Whether it’s because of that genuine feel or not, Adami says the holidays – like Valentine’s Day, guys – have never been busier. As the kids say – and I know they don’t – it is what it is. The regulars always seem to buy the same thing. Even if they’re buying boxes of chocolates, they know what they’re gonna get. (See what I did there?) Much like the store and its manager, they carry the mantra, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.� But someone needed to keep it that way. Enter Adami, who started working at the store part time in 1985 as a freshfaced youngster who had recently graduated from Newman Central Catholic High School and had a fortuitous baby-sitting gig. She cared for the 4and 6-year-old children of Dennis Little, who owns both stores – the

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Man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide back in jail BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

DIXON – A Dixon man who pleaded guilty in December to reckless homicide is back in jail after violating conditions of his bail bond, officials said. Keith Shomaker, 19, pleaded guilty to reckless homicide for the death of Kimberly Landwer, 25, who was dragged behind Shomaker’s car before he ran over her torso. Landwer died in June at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Shomaker had been free on bond while awaiting his March 4 sentencing Keith hearing. Lee Coun- Shomaker ty State’s Attorney Anna SaccoMiller said Shomaker violated his bond conditions when he tested positive for drugs after being ordered not to use any. Shomaker, who was arrested Wednesday, was in Lee County Jail on Friday on a $500,000 bond.

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Andrea Adami, who has managed The Little Chocolatier in downtown Sterling for more than 15 years, fills a heart-shaped box of chocolates at the store Thursday afternoon.

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OBITUARIES Steven D. Morris LOVES PARK – Steven David Morris, 52, of Loves Park, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home. He was a manager for Dupont Mutual Insurance Co. in Marion, Wis. Steven was born Aug. 28, 1961, in Dixon, the son of David Ralph and Margery (Baylor) Morris. He married Jean Meier on Aug. 21, 1982, in Franklin Grove. He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lee Center. Steve was a 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of the Lee Center Masonic Lodge, along with many other Masonic organizations in northern Illinois and Wisconsin. Steve selflessly gave of his time and talents as he served on the Illinois Board of Directors, as well as numerous committees for the Illinois and Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Associations and the National Association. Survivors include his

wife, Jean Morris of Loves Park; one son, Jason Morris of Roscoe; one daughter, Kayla Morris of Loves Park; one brother, Rick (Kim) Morris of Knoxville; two sisters, Marilyn (Kurt) Kemmerer of Sublette and Andrea (Philip) Fiumefreddo of Peru; one granddaughter, Haylee Skye MorrisLopez; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, immediately after a Masonic service, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lee Center with the Rev. Jack Briggs, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

Scott D. Perkins BELLE PLAINE, Iowa – Scott D. Perkins, 41, of Belle Plaine, died Wednesday, Feb. 5 , 2014, at St. Luke Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Scott worked at Yellowbook in Cedar Rapids for 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Natalie; children, Sawyer, Noelle, and Hollie; father, Curt (Glenda Williamson) Perkins of Decatur; sisters, Jill (Patrick) McKenna of Freeport and Sue (Jim Lamping) Perkins of Channahon; brother, Marc (Denise) Perkins of Bolingbrook; father- and mother-in-law, Martin and Rhonda Wittrock of Atkins, Iowa; brothers-inlaw, Jonathan Wittrock of Newhall, Iowa, and Ian Wittrock of Atkins; sisters-

in-law, Melissa (Landon) Feisel of Belle Plaine and Kellie Wittrock of Atkins; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Perkins. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today and the funeral at 3 p.m. today at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Dean Duncan officiating. He gave the gift of life through organ donation. Memorials may be made in his children’s names to Chelsea Savings Bank, 601 13th St., P.O. Box 67, Belle Plaine, IA 52208. Visit www.cedarmemorial.com to send condolences.

John D. Ennells Jr. STERLING – John D. Ennells Jr., 58, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

Tamara M. Bartlett DIXON – Tamara Mae Bartlett, 62, of Dixon, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

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Tow fund details On Dec. 16, the day the story about tow fund expenditures was published, Sauk Valley Media sent the Sheriff’s Department a Freedom of Information Act request for all information related to revenue going into the tow fund, along with two other requests. In a letter dated Dec. 23, Harn extended the deadline by 5 business days, which would take it to Dec. 31. On Jan. 14, Harn said the documents could possibly be ready that week, adding that the delay was due to his department spending extra time to redact all sensitive information, like account numbers and bank routing numbers. The 451 pages of documents weren’t available until Jan. 21, which was 22 working days after the request was sent. According to bank statements obtained by Sauk Valley Media, between October 2011 and November 2013, the Sheriff’s Department collected $210,400 for its administrative tow fund and withdrew $158,132. A review of the 401 pages of tow fee receipts found that only $140,000 of the total money had been collected from vehicle towing. Asked about the other income, Harn said, in an email, that it came from “reimbursements from

the state of Illinois, restitution, Exelon donation for squad car and equipment, fuel charges from other departments, Exelon Refund for Nuke drill [and] front office fees for reports.� No documents relating to those other deposits were provided in response to this newspaper’s Dec. 16 request for “All information related to revenue into from the sheriff’s administrative tow fund since October 1, 2011, including bank statements or other documents.� On Friday, Sauk Valley Media submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for “all information related to revenue into from the sheriff’s administrative tow fund not coming from administrative tow fees� and for a copy of the fund’s ledger or log book. Those other sources of revenue account for $70,050, or a third of the total money deposited into the account during the first 2 years. “It’s obvious that the board left this thing too open,� Gouker said. “It’s not that the sheriff did anything wrong.� In an interview on Thursday, Gouker said he became aware of the other deposits during the past year, but he wasn’t sure when – or why – they were added to the tow fund. Without looking at the specific deposits on the ledger for the tow fund, Gouker said he wasn’t sure where those funds had previously been deposited.

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“I’ve talked to the sheriff about it,� Gouker said. “And we’re going to change it. We’re going to change it. There was an intent for that fund.� Harn didn’t respond to a request for comment about where the deposits had previously been made and for specifics about the restitution money and state reimbursements.

Changes coming? According to the ordinance, the fund was set up to “offset the the costs associated with the towing, impounding or seizing of motor vehicles during the the commission of criminal, traffic or related offenses.� The ordinance allows for funds collected “to be used at the discretion of the sheriff� for “law enforcement related activities including the purchase or maintaining of police vehicles, equipment or training.� The tow fund also has been used to buy advertising for the Sheriff’s Department, including January advertisements that promoted the department’s return of unspent money to the county budget’s general fund. Harn insisted the ads were not political even though they were published within 2 months of the March 18 primary election, where he will face two Republican challengers. While the changes to the tow fund will come from discussions among Harn, Gouker and members of the Executive Committee, Gouker said

he didn’t think buying advertisements should be allowed and was something he would “strike from any new language.� Any action taken during the Executive Committee meeting will have to be reviewed and approved by the full County Board before it can take effect.

Forensic audit During the Ogle County Board meeting on Jan. 21, board member Richard Petrizzo called for a forensic audit of all spending by the sheriff’s department, according to a report by Ogle County News. A forensic audit is more extensive and investigative than the county budget’s annual audit. Although it is not part of the budget, the tow fund has been audited by the county’s auditors in the past, Gouker said. Because forensic audits are usually done in a case where criminal or fraudulent activity is suspected, Gouker said this week he didn’t support such at audit of the tow fund or Sheriff’s Department spending at this time. “A forensic [audit] is designed to be something that’s more direct, not broad and general,� Gouker said. No other board members commented on Petrizzo’s motion, according to Ogle County News, and the board took no action because the item wasn’t on the meeting’s agenda.


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Co-worker Will Piper, 21, who was rescued from the grain bin after his friends died, was awarded $875,000. An attorney for Consolidated said the comAlejandro pany would Pacas appeal the verdict. Consolidated was associated with the grain bin, which was owned by Haasbach LLC. In July 2010, Whitebread and Pacas were “walking down� corn while the machinery for emptying the bin was Wyatt Whitebread r u n n i n g . They were engulfed. Piper, who was buried up to his chest, was rescued and treated for injuries. According to a news release from the Chicago law firm that represented the families, Piper and Pacas jumped in to save Whitebread, who was crying for help as he was being buried.

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Friends and classmates of three young men trapped inside a grain bin in Mount Carroll watch rescue efforts in this July 28, 2010, file photo. Wyatt Whitebread, 14, and Alejandro Pacas, 19, died. Co-worker Will Piper was rescued. Pacas jumped into what became a sinkhole while trying to pull out Whitebread, and they suffocated. Piper was engulfed to his neck until rescuers

saved him 6 hours later, the news release said. As a result of the accident, Haasbach LLC agreed in late 2011 to pay a $200,000 fine to the Occupational Safety and

Health Administration. The company also paid a $68,125 fine to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, which found it had violated the Fair Labor and

Standards Act child labor provisions by allowing workers younger than 18 to perform hazardous jobs. After paying the fines, Haasbach went out of

business. “These boys should not have been working in the bin in the first place,� Kevin Durkin, one of the attorneys for Clifford Law Offices, which represented the families, said in a statement. “Consolidated Grain and Barge had ultimate responsibility for what went on in that bin and the company failed these families.� Jonathan Sandoz, Consolidated’s general counsel, said his firm “absolutely� planned an appeal. “Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. did not own or operate the Mount Carroll facility at the time of this unfortunate incident,� he said in a statement. “While this was truly a tragic event for the families and the Mount Carroll community, Consolidated maintains that it was caused by the actions and failures of the victims’ employer, for which Consolidated has no legal responsibility.� Consolidated said in a 2010 statement that it had an agreement for Haasbach to accept and store grain from Consolidated at the Mount Carroll facility, “but CGB has no further involvement in the physical operation.�

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Friday, Blackert said she had since investigated city practice and found three instances in January in which customers’ services were terminated for nonpayment when the temperature was forecast at lower than 20. In two of the cases, she said, customers made payment within a couple of hours. The other paid the next day. “Those customers are being issued a credit and being notified about what happened,� she said. In the winter, the city utility had been putting nonpaying customers on limiters, which reduce the amount of electricity they can use, Blackert said. After 2 weeks, she said, the city would then cut off service, no matter

the temperature. “Even though the current policy states that this practice was not appropriate, the staff was following procedures on what they were originally trained on,� she said. “They were following what they thought was correct. At no time were we aware that such a practice was occurring.� She thanked Sauk Valley Media for spotlighting the issue. “Any shortcomings like that need to be brought to our attention,� she said. “It’s good that this has come out.� From now on, Blackert said, the city will create a paper trail that will be stored in the utility’s computer system, including weather forecasts. Last week, Sauk Valley Media sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the city for documents related to disconnection

of customers’ utility services. The city redacted much of the information, citing customers’ privacy. As such, it was hard to determine whether the city had disconnected customers for nonpayment, rather than for other reasons. From the information the city released, it appeared as if three customers had been disconnected on January days in which the temperature dropped under 20 degrees. Late last month, resident Kerry McGrady said he was behind by 2 months on his city utility bills, owing about $600. He said he planned to pay back that money with his tax refund. The city, McGrady said, left a message on his phone that it would cut off his services the next morning. On the day in question, the lowest tem-

perature was forecast at below zero. “We’ll freeze to death,â€? said McGrady, who lives in the 300 block of Fifth Avenue with his fiancĂŠe and three children. “I called back and asked, ‘Could you please not do this to my children?’

I have been paying for 10 years. They said they would cut off first thing tomorrow morning.� After he called around, including to the newspaper, the city agreed not to cut off his service during the freezing weather. When Sauk Valley

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Enough of lame ducks; lead like eagles B

irds of a feather, flock together, so the saying goes. One of the problems that happens when dozens of birds flock together is that, oftentimes, they leave behind a big, stinky mess. That goes for the geese and ducks that flock along the banks of the Rock River. And it goes for lameduck legislators who flock together after even-year November elections. Put 118 state representatives and 59 state senators in their respective chambers, with lame-duck members totally free of the

worry of voter retribution, and they might just leave a big mess behind, too. The most infamous lame-duck session of the Illinois Legislature in recent years happened in January 2011. That’s when outgoing lawmakers joined forces with the powers that be to enact a big income tax increase on individuals and businesses. Many Illinoisans were left mad as a wet hen over that one. Earlier this week, House Republicans introduced proposals to greatly limit the ability of the Legislature to approve contro-

What we think Republicans want to end the Legislature’s practice of approving controversial legislation after the election. Their motives might be political, but their proposals could mean less of a mess left behind by lame ducks. versial legislation, such as tax increases, after an election. The Republicans want to shoo lame ducks out of any post-election decision-making processes. They would do that by requiring the outgoing General Assembly to wrap up its work by Election Day. They would

also advance Inauguration Day from the second Wednesday in January to the second Wednesday in December, thus narrowing the window for legislative mischief. The only time a lameduck legislative session could be called would be when all legislative leaders and the governor

agree to it, and then only for limited purposes. At this point, we note that Republicans number only 48 in the 118-member House. Because Democrats are in the majority with 70 members, the Republicans’ chances of getting their proposals approved are limited, to say the least. In addition, Republicans have not been immune to using lame-duck sessions to approve controversial legislation in the past. One infamous bill that granted lawmakers hefty pay increases won approval after the 1978 election.

Now that the shoe has been on the other foot for a while, Republicans say they are ready for reform. Whatever their motivations, their measures could help to change Illinois’ crooked political culture by removing an underhanded, chickenhearted method used by the Legislature to do its business. Then, rather than acting like lame ducks or timid chickens, our legislators might begin taking their leadership cues from another bird – the majestic eagle that graces the Illinois state seal and flag. We can only hope.

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Every day an ‘act of God’ day

immoral, evil, deceitful, totally poison to America. Some of our leaders cannot even protect our guarantee of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Be open to the truth.

ANITA CONTRERAS Dixon

File a request for an “act of God day,� so as not to lose state aid funding? Oh, my, wouldn’t it be terrible to lose spring break, holidays, and endof-year plans because we have to extend the school year? How dare God to interrupt our plans. It never ceases to amaze me how we either blame God for everything that goes wrong, or we use him for a crutch when we face a problem. We don’t even recognize that God exists in our schools anymore; in fact, we desperately fight to keep him out. Our actual lives are an “act of God.� We are here on earth because he allows us to be here. He waits patiently for us to realize we need him in our daily lives. He doesn’t intrude or force us to honor him, but gives us freedom to do as we will. How long are we going to make him wait? School authorities will decide our fate, but one thing I do know – if you really want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. He is in control, not us.

Disagrees with Common Core TONI GALLARDO Sterling

Common Core will dumb down education and collect data on kids and families. It will leave American kids behind in the global economy. Government overreach is bad for all of us.

Vote Rauner out in primary FRED GIESE Dixon

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City officials’ travel habits must change PETE PAPOCCIA Rock Falls

I just read the Jan. 30 editorial [“Money better spent at homeâ€?] on the travel habits of our city officials in Rock Falls. Seems like dĂŠjĂ  vu all over again. I think SVM reported on this huge waste of tax dollars last year as well. It seems our elected officials and some city employees just don’t get it. Who do they think really believes that we, the taxpayers, are truly benefiting to the tune of $12,000 to $20,000 every year for the expert knowledge they bring home with them? Both times, SVM has reported, interviews with those involved gave us some pretty lame reasons for this unbelievable expenditure of our tax dollars. Perhaps we should be sending those

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folks to city council meetings in Sterling and Dixon to learn why it is they don’t feel that kind of expenditure is justified. One reason given was the city of Rock Falls owns the electricity provider. What does that have to do with it? Is that the reason our electricity cost is so much higher than in Sterling? It’s time to send those folks a message. All but one of you stay home. Send the mayor, by himself; his wife doesn’t need the expert knowledge he’ll gain. Give him per-

mission to stay at Super 8, and limit his food and other expenses to a reasonable amount, $50 to $75 a day. Perhaps we could pool the excess we’ll be saving to get one or two of our badly-in-need-of-repair streets fixed. Jim Reese obviously understands these trips are more for personal enjoyment than for city enlightenment. Thank you, Jim, for your common sense and honesty. I know some who read this will say, “Well, you don’t even live in the

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city.� No, I don’t, but I own property in the city and pay a huge tax bill on it every year.

Abortion still heinous, godless CHARLES BECKER Aurora

Beware, older generations, presidents, senators, representatives, liberal factions, and especially members of the Supreme Court. Why this warning? Those of you living in 1973 accepted and swal-

lowed the decision of the Supreme Court on Jan. 22, 1973. The generations of that time, the White House, and all on Capitol Hill did not shed a tear at the deceitful decision that legalized abortion. That decision of the Supreme Court will be remembered in the history in future generations as infamous, horrendous, heinous and godless. The younger generations are searching for and discovering the facts and the truth that life begins at conception. Therefore, there is human life in the womb. Therefore, abortion destroys human life? Absolutely. Why is that conclusion not acceptable to such studious minds as President Obama and his cabinet? He fears that his administration will be derailed. Even scientific methods – ultrasound, sonogram – give testimony and show life and every indication thereof. Why does the decision – the legalization of abortion, Jan. 22, 1973 – still rule the land? God knows. I don’t. The same applies to gay, same-sex marriages. God knows why. Satan knows how. The younger generations siphon off what is

“Every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.� Ralph Waldo Emerson, author, poet, 1841

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I want to tell you about Bruce Rauner, the socalled politician who wants to change Springfield. This information is from a union newsletter. Rauner says he’s an “outsider� to public service, but he’s spent decades soliciting public pension fund dollars for his hedge funds to invest for a handsome fee. He received millions in Pennsylvania pension dollars to invest – after a $300,000 campaign contribution to that state’s Democratic governor. An Illinois company owned by Rauner paid a Teachers Retirement System board member more than $25,000 a month. Not coincidentally, his firm was selected to handle TRS pension dollars. The guy Rauner plays on TV couldn’t be more divorced from who he really is. He doesn’t want voters to know he owns nine homes, claimed tax breaks on three – even though he’s entitled to just one. He lives in a fancy suburb, falsely claimed residency in Chicago, called a top school official and got his daughter “clouted in� to a highly regarded public high school. Rauner wants to be governor to wipe out labor unions and destroy what little remains of the middle class – all while steering more money to him and his friends. Vote him out in the primary.

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Whims of fickle voters make polls worthless N

ew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won re-election by a landslide in the first week of November. Still, national polls that week showed that if he were running for president against Hillary Clinton, he would lose. Within a couple of weeks, the polls had shifted to indicate Christie would win the White House in a mid-November election. What had Clinton done? Nothing. But the clunky rollout of the Affordable Care Act website, under a Democratic administration, had caused public opinion to change in a Christie-Clinton presidential race. Such are the whims of would-be voters in meaningless surveys. TODAY, OF COURSE, the New Jersey bridge scandal has changed things (again). Polls now show Clinton would clobber Christie if the election for president were held today. Which it won’t be. Which is why such polls are little more than worthless fodder for a lazy news media. Perhaps the numbers mean something to campaign strategists for potential candidates. Maybe possible contributors to the 2016 presidential campaigns have an interest in where they might make the best investment in influence buying. But why should the rest of us care?

WHEN REPORTING recent approval ratings for President Obama, a CNN reporter tried to explain to viewers why such information matters for a president who cannot seek re-election. He said the poll numbers 1) indicated the president’s standing with the American people and 2) reflected the president’s clout with Congress. What he didn’t explain is why – even if his assumptions were correct – it makes any difference. This editor dislikes (abhors, detests, hates) such polling for two reasons: 1) The news media’s obsession with approval ratings implies that politi-

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

cal leaders should be more interested in being popular than in doing the right thing. That’s especially bad because the No. 1 priority of too many elected officials is getting re-elected. 2) Extensive and persistent news coverage of surveys gives the public a false sense of the importance of polling, which – as the Christie-Clinton question tells us – can shift with the wind. The fleeting nature of public opinion makes most political polling worthless. For those who are counting, we are 2 years, 8 months, 24 days (more or less) from the 2016 presidential election. Think anything might happen between now and then that would affect your actual vote for president? WHICH BRINGS US to Bruce Rauner and next month’s primary election in Illinois. Recent polling indicates that gazillionaire Rauner has a sizable lead in a four-way race for the Republican nomination for governor. Because that election is just weeks – rather than years – away, such polling might have some validity. But then, much of the support that Rauner enjoys in the polls would, in political terms, be called “soft.� Why? Because he’s the only guy (yes, they’re all guys) blanketing the airwaves with political ads. Because he has raised lots of campaign cash (much of it from himself), he has been able to afford an early and extensive advertising campaign on TV. If nothing else, the first-time candidate has significantly improved his public name recognition (from zero). But that’s not the same as a committed vote. A little qualitative poll-

CATHY SEAGREN Dixon

A few days ago, I lost my debit card while shopping at the Aldi

store in Dixon. I want to thank the person who found it and gave to the cashier. I don’t know who you are, but thank you from the bottom of my heart. This world needs more honest people like you.

FOR THE RECORD, they are – unlike Rauner – political veterans: two state senators, Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, and the state’s treasurer, former legislator Dan Rutherford. You can bet that when they – and the state’s public employee unions – start their TV campaigns, Rauner’s numbers will fall. The unions are repulsed by Rauner’s repeated public promises (threats) to take on the “union bosses� who, he would have you believe, are running state government. So their TV ads will focus on stopping Rauner. Brady, Dillard and Rutherford find a much easier target in bashing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, but they know they first have to slay Rauner’s political ambitions in the March 18 Republican primary. So their TV ads will focus on stopping Rauner. It might not be pretty. LATE FEBRUARY and early March polling in the governor’s race should be interesting. Meaningless, but interesting – if only to monitor the change in Rauner’s numbers. A candidate can easily win a four-way race with much less than a third of the vote. We know the threat that Rauner, truly a man with nothing to lose politically, poses to public employee unions. But does his independence also represent such a threat to the Republican political establishment that a couple of his opponents might form a coalition to try to stop him? Remember: the only polls that count this year will be taken on March 18 and Nov. 4. Be sure to participate.

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ing would probably tell you that the public (even your typical Republican voter) has almost no idea of Rauner’s main campaign issues or how they differ from his three opponents. Your typical voter couldn’t even tell you who the three others are. How about you?

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ROCK FALLS – State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, says he wants to do away with the state’s income tax increase, but he was open to keeping it for a while – for limited purposes. In 2011, lawmakers hiked the income tax rate from to 5 percent (from 3 percent), but part of it is set to expire next year. “I don’t want it to stay,� Rutherford said Friday before a campaign event at Candlelight Inn in Rock Falls. But he said it would be a year before he could become governor. During that time, he said, many things will be up in the air – the fate of pension reform and other spending issues. “The reality is that $5 billion would come out of the budget [if the tax increase went away],� said Rutherford, who is campaigning for the March 18 GOP primary. “That’s one-seventh of the revenue.� He said he wouldn’t sign any bill that would mean more revenue unless there was a longterm solution to ax a large amount of spending. He expects the courts to rule the pension reform

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GOP gubernatorial candidates Sen. Bill Brady, Sen. Kirk Dillard, and Treasurer Dan Rutherford also were keynote speakers. Evelyn Sanguinetti, businessman Bruce Rauner’s lieutenant governor choice, was there to represent Rauner. Kinzinger said he believed that any of the three candidates there could beat Gov. Pat Quinn. “No matter which man wins, I see any one of them beating Pat Quinn by 10 points,� Kinzinger said. “But we’ll wake up after Election Day and realize that conservatism is back.� Brady, who lost to Quinn by only about 19,400 votes in 2010, said he wants tax cuts for Illinois families, reforms in the workforce and schools, and an end to the state’s culture of corruption. “I promise we’ll have term limits so Mike Madigan can’t serve 40 years in the General Assembly,� he said. While Brady claims that the other candidates have “waffled� on the expiration of the temporary income tax increase, he says he has made his stance on the issue clear. “There is absolutely no way I’ll let Democrats extend it,� the Bloomington native said. “The money to pay for it is there – there is $2 billion just from pension savings.� Regarding workforce reforms, Brady said there should be no increase in the minimum wage.

Brady was one of the authors of the pension reform bill, and he says that if politics don’t get in the way, there is no question the bill is constitutional. Dillard’s message focused on making Illinois a destination economy and regaining the state’s competitive advantage. “The state is overtaxed and overregulated,� Dillard said. “We have everything going for us, and we should be the king of the Midwest.� Dillard, who was chief of staff for former Gov. Jim Edgar, said that the fact Illinois has the nations’s fourth highest unemployment rate is unacceptable. “We want our children to be 10 minutes, not 10 hours, away from home because they can’t find a job,� he said. Quinn is a stronger candidate than he was in 2010, and should not be taken lightly, Dillard warned. “He’s much tougher than he was 4 years ago,� Dillard said. “He has no primary opponent, he has more money, and he has pension reform behind him.� Quinn actually does have a primary challenger, activist Tio Hardiman, who is considered a long shot at best. Dillard pointed out that he didn’t vote for the temporary income tax increase in the first place. “We should roll the the tax back,� he said. “The governor said he’d pay off old bills with it, and there is still $6 billion in old bills in [Comptroller] Judy Baar Topinka’s office.�

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Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kirk Dillard, a state senator from Hinsdale, walks through the ballroom Friday evening before the 25th annual Reagan Day Dinner at the Elks Lodge in Dixon. Dillard lost in the last GOP primary to Brady by only 193 votes. Rutherford agreed that the tax increase didn’t serve its stated purpose. He also said he wants it to disappear, but that getting rid of it isn’t that simple, given that the $5 billion the state would lose constitutes about one-seventh of the state’s general revenue spending. “In January 2015, we may need some type of temporary revenue as part of a comprehensive package,� Rutherford said. Both Dillard and Rutherford believe the pension reform bill will be deemed unconstitution-

al, further complicating the state’s financial situation. Rutherford, who made a visit earlier in the day to Candlelight Inn in Rock Falls, spoke of his time as executive director of Reagan’s presidential campaign in Illinois. A young man of 25 at the time, Rutherford said he idolized Reagan from the moment he met him. He said Reagan still serves as inspiration during tough times. “Reagan went through some hard times to get his party’s nomination,� he said. “He didn’t have millions to spend. This business of politics is tough, and it’s not going to get any easier.�

Quinn won’t debate ahead of primary spokeswoman Leslie Wertheimer said Friday she hadn’t seen the letter but Gov. Pat no debates Quinn were to “take place.� Hardiman faces an uphill battle.

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Second-grader Aryana Collins carries an American flag during the Parade of Nations on Friday afternoon at St. Anne School in Dixon. The school celebrated the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics by having students parade each nation’s flag, light a candle symbolizing the Olympic torch, and finish with a prayer. The Winter Olympics are in Sochi, Russia.

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Happy now New Orleans Pelicans rookie Anthony Davis is chosen to replace injured Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference All-Star team. He is averaging 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds.

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The IHSA released postseason pairings for Class 3A girls basketball on Friday. That means that Dixon, Rock Falls and Sterling all now know their postseason slate. Check it out on B5.

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Oregon’s Sam Lambrigtsen splits two Byron defenders during a game earlier this season. Lambrigtsen, a senior, is 55 points away from scoring 2,000 for her career at Oregon.

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Sam Lambrigtsen and Emy Wright have been playing basketball together since grade school. Oregon High School’s dynamic duo hopes to continue to play together for weeks to come. The Hawks (16-11) close the regular season Saturday with a home makeup game with Rock Falls. Then, it’s on to the postseason, when a loss will end the high-school careers of Lambrigtsen and eight other Oregon seniors. The Hawks host a Class 2A regional, beginning Monday. “I’m shocked that it’s almost over already,” Lambrigtsen said. “We’ve all been playing together since third grade, even the juniors. We don’t want it to end.” STAND CONTINUED ON B7

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Dixon’s Laron Carr guards Sterling’s Zach Rehmert during Friday’s game at Musgrove Fieldhouse. The Dukes pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 60-46 win. BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

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STERLING – Dixon’s Laron Carr channeled his inner Stephen Curry, and that meant trouble for Sterling. Carr poured in a career-high 25 points to lead the Dukes to 60-46 victory over the Golden Warriors on Friday night at Musgrove Fieldhouse. Dixon (17-5, 5-1) remained a game behind Ottawa (18-1, 7-0) in the loss column in the Northern Illinois Big 12 West. Carr, who averages 11.7 points per game, spent Thursday night watching the Golden State Warriors defeat the Chicago Bulls 102-87. Curry, the Warriors’ crafty All-Star point guard, poured in 34 points, including a 4-for-6 performance from 3-point range.

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Amboy’s Madeline Ely shoots during a game against Erie this season. A young group of Clippers hope to win Amboy’s first regional title in girls basketball since 1990.

Looking for spike in graph Amboy seeking rare regional title BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

If there’s one thing the Amboy Clippers girls basketball team has had in the seven seasons under the guidance of Mike McCracken, it’s consistency. The Clippers have been at .500 or above in six of those seasons, with a high-water mark of 21 wins in 2009, and a low win total of 10 in 2011. But the consistency that comes with that 88-79 record might have been in jeopardy coming into this year, with just one senior returning.

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Carr nearly equaled that on Friday, hitting 4 of 7 attempts from downtown. “I remind myself of Steph Curry,” Carr said with a smile. “That’s who I like, so if I’m open, I’m shooting it. I have confidence in my shot.” Carr was equally efficient from close range, where he was 4-for-5 to finish 9-for-13 overall. SWISH CONTINUED ON B4

BOYS BASKETBALL | NEWMAN 70, FULTON 55

Hot Comets cool off Steamers Fast start keys TRAC North win BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

STERLING – What’s the best way to beat a team that has several strong perimeter shooters? Hit a few shots first, then play aggressive defense until they get frustrated. The Newman Comets played that perfectly Friday night, coming out of the locker room hot in both halves of a 70-55 home victory over the Fulton Steamers. The win keeps the Comets one game ahead of Bureau Valley in the Three Rivers North standings. COOL CONTINUED ON B5

Star of the game: Nate Terveer, Newman, 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists, 2 blocks Key performers: Zach Barber, Fulton, 18 points; Noah McCarty, Newman, 17 points, 8 rebounds

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Star of the game: Laron Carr, Dixon, 25 points, 3 rebounds Key performers: Isaiah Roby, Dixon, 22 points, 6 rebounds; Zach Rehmert, Sterling, 18 points, 4 rebounds

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Newman’s Micah Trancoso defends Fulton’s Zach Barber during Friday’s game in Sterling. The Comets won the key Three Rivers North game 70-55.

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SOCHI, Russia – A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights, and coddling despots. And that’s just the way Russian President Vladimir Putin wants these Winter Games to be. The world’s premier athletes on ice and snow have more to worry about than geopolitics as they plunge into the biggest challenges of their lives on the mountain slopes of the Caucasus and in the wet-paint-fresh arenas on the shores of the Black Sea. But watch out for those Russians on their home turf. A raucous group of Russian athletes had a message for their nearly 3,000 rivals in Sochi, marching through Fisht Stadium singing that they’re “not gonna get us!� Superlatives abounded and the mood soared as Tchaikovsky met pseudo-lesbian pop duo Tatu and their hit, “Not Gonna Get Us.� Russian TV presenter Yana Churikova shouted: “Welcome to the center of the universe!�

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Sochi. Authorities said the plane landed safely in Turkey, and the suspected hijacker – who did not have a bomb – was subdued. The show opened with an embarrassing hiccup, as one of five snowflakes failed to unfurl as planned into the Olympic rings, forcing organizers to jettison a fireworks display and disrupting one of the most symbolic moments in an opening ceremony. That allowed for an old Soviet tradition of whitewashing problems to resurface, as state-run broadcaster Rossiya 1 substituted a shot from a rehearsal with the rings unfolding successfully into their live broadcast. Also missing from the show: Putin’s repression of dissent, and inconsistent security measures at the Olympics, which will take place just a few hundred miles away from the sites of a longrunning insurgency and routine militant violence. And the poorly paid migrant workers who helped build up the Sochi site from scratch, the disregard for local residents, the environmental abuse during construction, the pressure on activists, and the huge amounts of Sochi construction money that disappeared to corruption.

Team USA looking to dig out of hole World champs hope to help squad qualify for free skate finals BY BARRY WILNER !03PORTS7RITER

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despite finishing behind Nagasu at last month’s nationals. She is a twotime U.S. champ who was fourth at the U.S. championships, but was added to the squad because of her strong international record. She will face a strong field that includes Mao Asada, the 2010 Olympic runner-up, Carolina Kostner of Italy, and Russia’s rising star, Julia Lipnitskaia. After the cutdown, the pairs free skate will be held Saturday night. The team competition ends Monday with the long programs in men’s, women’s and dance. The Americans fell behind Thursday when four-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott finished only seventh, crashing into the boards after falling on his opening quad jump. He could be replaced by Jason Brown, the U.S. runner-up, for the free skate. U.S. pairs champs Maria Castelli and Simon Shnapir were fifth among the pairs with a personal-best 64.25 points in an international event. They are expected to go in the free skate.

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – The wind and the rain arrived Friday, perhaps a prelude to a nasty weekend. Leave it to a pair of Texans – Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth – to thrive in Crosby Clambake conditions at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Walker made some tough par saves and wound up bogey-free at Spyglass Hill with a 3-under 69. Spieth was down the coast at Monterey Peninsula, where he called the birdie on his final hole the best of his life. He’s only 20, but it was a proud moment. They were tied for the lead going into the third round, one shot to par ahead of Hunter Mahan.

The slight advantage would go to Walker, who was at 9-under 135. Already a two-time winner this season, Walker next goes over to Monterey Peninsula, the easiest of the three courses in the rotation. Spieth was at 9-under 134 and headed to Pebble Beach, which can be brutal in nasty weather. And the forecast for Saturday was not particularly pleasant. Along with a three-club wind on the exposed sections of all three courses, steady rain began coming down sideways toward the end of the second round. There was about a 75 percent chance for more rain Saturday. More than looking ahead, Spieth was looking behind. He was happy to at least get Spyglass out of the way already.

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Jordan Spieth hits on the 12th fairway on Friday during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just felt like my shot was there,â&#x20AC;? Carr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really stay in front of me, so when I had the chances, I just took advantage to go to the rim.â&#x20AC;? The Dukes didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put the game away until late. They entered the final quarter ahead just 42-39, and Sterling (6-10, 2-3) was within 47-43 when senior forward Draque Penaflor-Heier hit a layup with a little more than 5 minutes remaining. Over the next 2 minutes, however, Dixon went on a 9-0 run. Isaiah Roby had two baskets, Cal Jarrett had one, and the surge was capped by a 3 from Carr to put the

Dukes up 56-43. Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zach Rehmert responded with a 3 to make it 56-46 with 2:45 to play, but the Golden Warriors frittered away a golden opportunity to do further damage. After forcing a turnover, Juan Gomez missed a layup, then Sterling Thornton missed a putback with 2:30 to play. After a scramble for the rebound, the Warriors retained possession, but ran 47 seconds off the clock before being whistled for traveling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really execute our offense like we wanted to, and they just made plays down the stretch,â&#x20AC;? Sterling junior Joe Brouilette said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have some really talented players, and they made plays when they needed to.â&#x20AC;?

Sterling was 3-for-10 from the field in the fourth quarter, and also missed a pair from the line. The inability to finish games strong is something that has been a problem, and was again on Friday, according to head coach Jim Preston. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The scoreboard said we did, and the scoreboard doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lie,â&#x20AC;? Preston said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that the kids arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trying. I know they are, but we just havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t got that fixed yet. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on all of us to fix it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a learning process, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll happen when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready to happen.â&#x20AC;? Rehmert led the Warriors with 18 points, while Thornton and Hurley finished with five apiece. Thornton, who averages 11.5 points per game, was the focus of the Dixon

defense. Dixon coach Jason Mead had one of his best defenders, Jarrett, shadow his every move. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He likes to pull up, and he likes to get in the middle,â&#x20AC;? Jarrett said of Thornton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just tried to make it hard for him to get the ball, and when he did get the ball, when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go up, I tried to get my hand in there and bother him.â&#x20AC;? The first time Dixon played Sterling, a 47-45 win for the Dukes back on Dec. 13, Jarrett guarded Rehmert and held him to five points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He cares about winning more than he cares about scoring,â&#x20AC;? Mead said of Jarrett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most guys that start since they were a freshman, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get my points.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He exerted a lot of effort on the defensive side of the floor tonight, and he deserves a lot of credit for that.â&#x20AC;? Roby backed Carr on the offensive end with 22 points on 9-for16 shooting. Jarrett added 11 points, while Matt Coffey, with two points, was the only other Dixon player to score.

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When: -ONDAY 7EDNESDAY 4HURSDAY Where: !MBOY(IGH3CHOOL Teams:.O!MBOY  .O%RIE   .O!&#  .O-ILLED GEVILLE  .O0OLO  Players to watch: -ORGAN!DOLPH -ILLEDGEVILLESR&#OURTNEY#OBERT %RIESR'2ACHEL#OBERT %RIESO& !LISYN%SSEX !&#JR&+AITLYN,IEBING !MBOYJR#+EE,EY-EYER 0OLOJR &-ADISON-ERDIAN 0OLOJR'!LLI SON0RESTEGAARD !&#JR##OURTNEY 3WALVE -ILLEDGEVILLESR#$ELANEY 7ILHELM !MBOYFR' Outlook:4HE#LIPPERSHAVEBEENTHE QUEENSOFTHECLOSE GAMEVICTORYTHIS SEASON ANDITSEEMSLIKELYTHEYLLHAVE TOWINATLEASTONECLOSEGAMETOGET OUTOFTHISREGIONAL%RIEHASBEEN GETTINGHOTTHELASTCOUPLEOFWEEKS ANDHASLOSTINAREGIONALFINALTHELAST YEARS!&#ISASLEEPERWITHABIG SHOT BLOCKERINTHEMIDDLEIN!LLISON 0RESTEGAARD Favorite:!MBOY Darkhorse:!&# Winner to: &ORRESTON3ECTIONALVS 2OCKFORD#HRISTIAN,IFE2EGIONALWINNER PM-ONDAY &EB SVM prediction:!MBOY

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

DIXON 60, STERLING 46 DIXON (17-4, 5-1 NIB-12 West) )SAIAH2OBY   ,ARON#ARR     -ATT #OFFEY      #AL *AR RETT   +YLE,E"LANC   .ATE'ASCOIGNE   2ILEY-EHRENS    -ICHAEL#ONLEY   2YAN 7EBB      !* -URDOCK      *$'IESON  Totals: 22-46 10-14 60. STERLING (6-10, 2-3) *UAN'OMEZ   3TERLING4HORNTON    :ACH2EHMERT   $RAQUE 0ENAFLOR (EIER   *OE"ROUILETTE    2YAN(URLEY   )SAIAH#ELESTINO    $IMITRIC9OUNG   2AFAEL 3OSA      !ARON #ASTILLO      Totals: 17-41 9-14 46. $IXON     Â&#x2C6;  3TERLING     Â&#x2C6;  3s n $IXON  #ARR  2OBY 3TERLING  2EHMERT Reboundsn$IXON*AR RETT 3TERLING0ENAFLOR (EIER Turnovers n $IXON  3TERLING  Assists n $IXON  #OFFEY  3TERLING  'OMEZ  Stealsn$IXON 3TERLINGBlocks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $IXON2OBY 3TERLINGFoulsn$IXON  3TERLINGTechnical fouls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ster LING(URLEY  at Sterling

NEWMAN 70, FULTON 55 FULTON (18-6, 7-3 TRAC North) -ATT$AIL   3ETH3ANDERSON     :ACH "ARBER      +YLE (UEBNER   *AKE7ILLGING    *ASON/SBORN   0AUL6ELASCO      +ODY #ROSTHWAITE      "RYCE(OLESINGER   "REVIN-ASON      #ODY (UFF      #OL LIN0UCKETT   +YLE-ATTHEWS     #ODY 7IERSEMA      ,UCAS 7IEBENGA   !LEX"ARBER    4ANNER (UISENGA      Totals: 17-42 15-21 55. NEWMAN (22-2, 10-1) .ATE4ERVEER   !*3HARP     -ICAH 4RANCOSO      .OAH -C#ARTY   *OHN0AYAN    4REVOR"OLIN   .OLAN-C'INN    *ACOB"ARNES   $ILLAN (EFFELFINGER   3HAYNE!LLEN    4YLER $ANILSON      #HRIS *ONES      $REW 2OSENGREN      -ENGYANG:HENG   ,ARS2OLEDER   Totals: 27-58 9-13 70. &ULTON     Â&#x2C6;  .EWMAN     Â&#x2C6;  3s n &ULTON   $AIL   (UEBNER   (UFF   :"ARBER   -ASON   7IEBENGA  .EWMAN 0AYAN  3HARP   4ERVEER   4RANCOSO   (EFFELFINGER    Rebounds n &ULTON  7ILLGING $AIL .EWMAN-C#ARTY  4ERVEER Assistsn&ULTON3ANDER SON :"ARBER .EWMAN3HARP 4ERVEER 4RANCOSO Stealsn&ULTON /SBORN .EWMAN4ERVEER 3HARP  4RANCOSO "OLIN Blocksn&ULTON /SBORN .EWMAN4ERVEER -C#ARTY -C'INN  Turnovers n &ULTON  .EW MANFoulsn&ULTON .EWMAN

Girls basketball Postseason pairings CLASS 3A Mendota Regional Monday, Feb. 17 s.O,A3ALLE 0ERUVS.O2OCK&ALLS  s.O$IXONVS.O3TREATOR  Tuesday, Feb. 18 s .O  -ENDOTA VS ,A3ALLE 0ERU2OCK &ALLS  s.O3TERLINGVS$IXON3TREATOR  Thursday, Feb. 20 s#HAMPIONSHIP  * Winner advances to IVC Sectional vs. Peoria Notre Dame Regional winner, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24

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"UREAU6AL LEY  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

at Amboy

PROPHETSTOWN 63, AMBOY 41 PROPHETSTOWN (8-12, 4-5 TRAC North) 'RANT!MES  /WEN#ASSON   (AYDEN%RICKSON  !USTIN-EAD OWS  %THAN(OWARD  3ETH #ADY  $ANIEL3HIRLEY  #HRIS "AUER  *OSH0AUL  #ALEB -C2AE  4YLER6AN$E7OSTINE   *USTIN3TEES  !USTIN'ERLACH    *OSH 3IGEL     Totals: 22 14-16 63. AMBOY (2-17, 0-8) 3KYLER7HEELER  #ORY3HAW   3AM+LEIN  4RISTAN$ICKEY   ,OGAN4HAKE  *ORDAN%RNST   #OLE /LSON     $AMON 1UEST    7ILL#ROWNHART  +YLE+EM MERER  !USTIN(ENKEL  *OR DAN (OCHSTATTER      Totals: 15 4-8 41. 0ROPHETSTOWN     Â&#x2C6;  !MBOY     Â&#x2C6;  3sn0ROPHETSTOWN!MES #ADY (OW ARD -EADOWS 3HIRLEY !MBOY%RNST 1UEST 4HAKE 7HEELER  at Erie

RIVERDALE 33, ERIE 30 RIVERDALE (7-17, 3-7 TRAC North) 3OLOMON  "USSERT  4URKAL   +OSMINSKY  'ELLERSTEDT   (ANRAHAN  !LGUIRE  ,OHMAN  'OODWIN  "RINK MAN Totals: 12 9-19 33. ERIE (2-21, 1-9) +OBY+UHNEN  *ORDAN#HANDLER   +ALLEN*EPSON  3EAN-ALO NEY     #OLTEN +LOCKENGA     +EN#OLE  /WEN-C#ONNELL   6INNIE"RAMM  "RANSON2OSE NOW  7EIMER Totals: 11 6-9 30. 2IVERDALE     Â&#x2C6;  %RIE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn%RIE*EPSON "RAMM 

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Stillman Valley

STILLMAN VALLEY 47, ROCK FALLS 31 ROCK FALLS (6-17, 1-8 BNC West) #HELSI"LAIR  3YDNIE.AILOR  $ALLAS#LEVENGER  "AILIE3MITH   $ANICA&ORTUNE  "AILEY3CHRADER     /LIVIA "ABCOCK     %MILY 3AUER Totals: 11 8-14 31. STILLMAN (13-13, 5-7) 3HELBURNE  'LENDENNING  2ICHARDSON     7ENBERG     (ELLYER  4IMM  "OETTCHER     7EAVER     Totals: 15 15-30 47. 2OCK&ALLS     Â&#x2C6;  3TILLMAN     Â&#x2C6;  3sn2OCK&ALLS.AILOR 3TILLMAN3HEL BURNE  at Orangeville

ORANGEVILLE 50, MILLEDGEVILLE 36 MILLEDGEVILLE (7-19, 3-10 NUIC East) 3IDNEY !UDE     3HAUNA &REDER ICK     $EIDRE %WERS     *ADE 'RAFF  *ENNA"IBLER  4AYLOR 'RENOBLE  -ORGAN!DOLPH  +AYLEIGH,EDDY  +ENDRA3CHAVE   #ARLEY(ARRIELLE  "RANNINGHAN (UTCHISON  #OURTNEY3WALVE  Totals: 11 13-25 36. ORANGEVILLE (5-18, 4-9) $IFFENDERFER  2ODEBAUGH  "ILGRI  #LARK  +3CHOFIELD   "RINKMEIER  2OBB   "ALLON  2OBIESON  7AT SON Totals: 15 19-33 50. -ILLEDGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  /RANGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn-ILLEDGEVILLE!DOLPH /RANGEVILLE +3CHOFIELD 

at Dakota

DAKOTA 60, POLO 25 POLO (1-24, 1-11 NUIC East) (ANNAH'ROBE  *OZI'ROBE  +EE,EY-EYER  !LEX3TERENBERG  Totals: 6 12-21 25. DAKOTA (23-6, 12-1) +ORTE #LEAVER  :IMMER MAN     0ETERSON     :ETTLE   2OCKEY  ,AMPE  "ROOKS Totals: 21 9-12 60. 0OLO     Â&#x2C6;  $AKOTA     Â&#x2C6;  3sn0OLO('ROBE $AKOTA2OCKEY  #LEAVER  at Durand

DURAND 42, AFC 35 AFC (15-10, 7-6 NUIC East) !LLISON0RESTEGAARD  ,EA+ONING     ,AUREN -AURER     -ELISSA -URRE     !LISYN %SSEX     Totals: 15 3-9 35. DURAND (20-7, 10-3) 7OLFE  %VENSON  "RITNELL   6ORMEZEELE  "YINGTON   $ERUS  'ASSMAN  ,AUBE  Totals: 10 22-35 42. !&#     Â&#x2C6;  $URAND     Â&#x2C6;  3sn!&#%SSEX -EURER  at Savanna

EASTLAND 66, WEST CARROLL 25 EASTLAND (23-4, 11-0 NUIC West) "REAH "OOKMAN     )ZY 4ODD     -ACKENZIE $OUBLER     #OURTNEY 7ALKER  !NNIE&ORSTER  (AN NAH(AKE  -EGAN*ANSSEN  -IRANDA'RISHAM  ,EXIS-ACOMBER   7HITNEY2UNKLE Totals: 25 16-28 66. WEST CARROLL (3-22, 0-11) !LLYSHA(ROVAT  2ACHEL$YKSTRA    4RE "AISDEN     !BBY -AIKE   (AYLEY'UILINGER  !RYELLE 2ABUCK  #HRISTY2ALSTON  Totals: 10 4-12 25. %ASTLAND     n  7EST#ARROLL     n  3sn7#"AISDEN  ACSI State Tournament at Kankakee

KANKAKEE TRINITY 47, FAITH CHRISTIAN 44, OT FAITH +ATIE #OVER     3TACIA (AMILL     :OE:IGLER  3ARAH3MITH   (ANNAH+NAPP  3AM-ERRIMAN   (ANNAH(UDSON  !LYRICA -YERS     3HAUNI 7ARNER     !MANDA,A0AGE Totals: 19 5-16 44. TRINITY 3OUCIE  (ERRING  *ENSEN   7ESSELS  +ROESCH  3TEWART Totals: 20 4-6 47. &AITH     Â&#x2C6;  4RINITY     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;&AITH3MITH 4RINITY7ESSELS 

FAITH CHRISTIAN 43, QUAD CITY CHRISTIAN 25 QC CHRISTIAN 3TRIBLING  7IBORG  6ILA$OSTA   #ALLAHAN  ,ONSDALE   4AYLOR  &RIEDLINE Totals: 12 1-6 25. FAITH (11-10) +NAPP  -ERRIMAN  #OVER   (UDSON  (AMILL  -YERS     7ARNER     :IGLER    3MITH  ,A0AGE  Totals: 19 5-11 43. 1##HRISTIAN     Â&#x2C6;  &AITH     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; none. at Byron

BYRON 57, MENDOTA 54, OT MENDOTA (20-3, 8-2 BNC West) !L"ROMENSCHENKEL     #ARROLL    $EVITT  3CHLESINGER   !B"ROMENSCHENKEL  3TALLINGS  Totals: 16 18-23 54. BYRON (25-3, 10-1) $E6RIES  7HIPPLE  3ILVERS   "URROWS  3WANSON   ,EHNE Totals: 18 11-13 57. -ENDOTA      Â&#x2C6;  "YRON      Â&#x2C6;  3s n -ENDOTA  !L"ROMENSCHENKEL !B"ROMENSCHENKEL "YRON7HIPPLE 3ILVERS  at Pecatonica

AQUIN 44, PECATONICA 32 AQUIN (20-9, 13-0 NUIC East) 4RUMAN  #HANG  (ARN   -ONROE  !RNDT  2EINING   +LUEG Totals: 16 10-19 44. PECATONICA (9-19, 3-10) $E7ALL  (EIM  (EITTER   3EPTS  #IMINO  .YEN   'REENE Totals: 11 7-7 32. !QUIN     Â&#x2C6;  0ECATONICA     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!QUIN(ARN 2EINING 0ECATONICA (EIM 3EIPTS #IMINO 

Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com

Fultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jason Osborn (12) defends Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nate Terveer during the teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Three Rivers North matchup Friday in Sterling. Newman won 70-55.

Early run puts Comets in control COOL

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;They hit us right from the jump, and never let up,â&#x20AC;? Fulton coach R.J. Coffey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They got us early, and we had to fight back the whole way. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let a good team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; let alone the No. 3-ranked team in the state â&#x20AC;&#x201C; get comfortable like that.â&#x20AC;? With the Steamers (18-6, 7-3) looking to take Newman guard A.J. Sharp out of the equation, the other Comets stepped up. Nate Terveer and Micah Trancoso played lock-down defense, Noah McCarty and Nolan McGinn were strong inside, and John Payan knocked down his first three 3-point attempts to stake Newman (22-2, 10-1) to an early lead it would never relinquish. The Comets hit their first three shots of the first quarter, then hit four in a row to start the second half. The result was an 8-0 lead before Fultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third possession, then a game-high 23-point lead before the Steamers scored in the third quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really important for us to start fast like that, because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a big momentum team,â&#x20AC;? said Payan, who hit six of his nine shots and scored 16 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last time we played Fulton, they came out and took it to us and made us come back on them. We wanted to make sure we hit lots of shots early on, get up on them and force them to work for everything.â&#x20AC;?

With the Comets switching defenses between a tight man-toman and their patented 1-3-1 zone, the Steamers couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any rhythm going on offense. The open looks they did get from the perimeter were often hurried, and they struggled to get the ball into the paint consistently. After Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8-0 barrage to start, Fulton fought back to within 17-12 on Jason Osbornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket off a loose ball to as the first-period buzzer sounded. But he missed the and-one free throw, and Payan opened the second with a 3 to kickstart an 18-9 run to build a 35-21 lead in the final 2 minutes of the first half. The Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; biggest lead was 46-23 less than 3 minutes into the third quarter, and Fulton didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get closer than 17 until the final margin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew they had some good shooters, and they came out more aggressive than we did,â&#x20AC;? Fulton guard Zach Barber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They got good looks, and they knocked their shots down and built a big lead. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get our shots to fall at the start, then by the time we picked it up in the second half and started attacking the basket, it was too late.â&#x20AC;? Newman assisted on its first nine field goals, finished with 16 assists on 27 baskets, and had 10 different players either score a basket, grab a rebound or nab a steal. The Comets had 14

steals on 19 Fulton turnovers, and outscored the Steamers 16-2 in fastbreak points. Terveer led the charge in every facet, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocked shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew they had some hot shooters, so we wanted to step up on defense and make sure they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get too many open looks from outside,â&#x20AC;? Terveer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got off to a huge start, then we used our depth to make sure they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any runs going on us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they just beat BV earlier this week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we wanted to send a statement tonight that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for the stretch run.â&#x20AC;? McCarty led the Comets with 17 points and eight rebounds. Sharp finished with nine points, six assists and three steals, and Trancoso chipped in seven points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. McGinn finished with four points and four boards, and Trevor Bolin had two points and two steals. Barber led the Steamers with 18 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including 16 after halftime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he also dished three assists. Matt Dail and Kyle Huebner scored nine points apiece, with Dail grabbing seven rebounds. Jake Willging pulled down 10 rebounds to go with one basket, Osborn had six points and two steals, and Seth Sanderson added four points and four assists.


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After a weak jump, bid one higher

Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

If the opponents are going to produce wild leaps into the stratosphere, you need to know how to defend yourself. Look at the North hand in the diagram. South opens one spade, and West intervenes with three diamonds, a weak jump overcall. What should North do? Yes, West’s bid would normally feature only a six-card suit, but he was swayed by the unfavorable vulnerability and also wondered if his side might make three no-trump. After a weak jump overcall, responder, with support for partner’s major, should bid one level higher than originally intended. Here, a three-spade response would promise a normal single raise.

With his actual game-invitational limit raise, North correctly jumped to four spades. And if his hand had been even stronger, he would have cue-bid four diamonds, which

would have said nothing about his holding in diamonds. Against four spades, West led the heart five. East won with his king and cashed the ace, West dropping a sneaky two. When East led another heart, South was not sure what to do. Discarding risked West’s ruffing with a low trump. Then the spade ace would have been the setting trick. Eventually, South ruffed with his spade king, and West inwardly smiled when he followed suit. However, when West took the next trick with his spade ace, he was endplayed. He tried the club eight, but dummy’s nine forced out East’s queen. South won with his king, drew trumps, and claimed four spades, one heart (dummy’s queen), one diamond, three clubs and a diamond ruff in the dummy. © 2014 UFS


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Clippers want to end regional drought SPIKE

Someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotta win

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Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emylyn Wright forms a potent 1-2 punch with senior Sam Lambrigtsen. The Hawks hope the two will lead Oregon to a regional crown next week.

Oregon hoping to finish with bang STAND

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Lambrigtsen is 55 points away from 2,000 for her career. Wright is one of those juniors. She has relished the opportunity to play alongside Lambrigtsen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love playing with her,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She pushes me. She pushes our team and makes us better.â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen, who has been a starter since her freshman season, is averaging 22.2 points per game this season, which leads the Sauk Valley. Wright averages 14.1, sixth in the area. The tandem of lefthanders also average more than seven steals per game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wright 3.6 and Lambrigtsen 3.5. Coming off a 23-7 campaign that saw the Hawks finish 10-2 to take second place in the Big Northern West, Lambrigtsen hoped to go out with more of a bang team-wise. Oregon is 6-5 in the conference and in fourth place heading into Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular-season finale with Rock Falls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been pretty up and down,â&#x20AC;? said Lambrigtsen, who is the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; all-time leading scorer, according to head coach Kristy Eckardt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The regular season wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t what we wanted, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think about

Bookends? s3INCESam LambrigtsenSTARTEDPLAYING VARSITYASAFRESHMAN /REGONHASWON GAMES BUTTHELONE REGIONALTITLECAMEHER FIRSTYEAR4HE(AWKS HOPETOMAKEITTWO NEXTWEEK that anymore. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking about the postseason now.â&#x20AC;? Wright would like nothing more than to help Lambrigtsen reach 2,000 points, while helping the seniors go out on a high note. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been playing great all season,â&#x20AC;? Wright said of Lambrigtsen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think she can reach that. We would all be proud of her and how much sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplished. It would be a great honor for her and the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re senior and juniors already. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a great group girls. We want to make it better for the seniors and end it in a positive way.â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career at Oregon has mirrored Eckardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, whose first year was Lambrigtsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freshman season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got pretty lucky,â&#x20AC;? Eckardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an amazing all-around player. Mentally, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more advanced in the game than your average high-schooler.â&#x20AC;?

The big question mark at the start of the season has quickly turned into a resounding answer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been nothing but positive. Amboy is 18-6 overall, and its 9-3 mark in Three Rivers North play is good for second place alone, a half-game ahead of Riverdale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing fancy about our scoring or our stats,â&#x20AC;? McCracken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody on this team can score, rebound, pass, steal the ball â&#x20AC;Ś and they all seem to step up at different times when we need them to.â&#x20AC;? The vacuum caused by the loss of four seniors who did a lot of heavy lifting last year, has been filled in admirably by an experienced group of juniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; most of whom played varsity as sophomores a season ago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and some younger players who have joined the ranks as underclassmen. While theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a young team, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think for a second that the Clippers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t experienced. Junior Kennedy Dinges is McCrackenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s granddaughter, and has been watching his teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both boys and girls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; play her entire life. Classmate Kaitlyn Liebing has seen two older sisters go through the Amboy program, and she â&#x20AC;&#x153;never missed any of their games growing up; I was at all of them, cheering them on.â&#x20AC;? The group of juniors also has the benefit of playing together since middle school, starting under the tutelage of Dingesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mother, Shauna, the junior high coach and McCrackenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity assistant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played together since seventh grade, and that really helps when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re building through the season,â&#x20AC;? Kennedy Dinges said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our coaches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; my grandpa and my mom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; always expect the most out of you, in everything you do, and that pushes us to want to get better.â&#x20AC;? There have been two major keys to this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success: balanced scoring and stingy defense. The balance comes from a strong group of role players stepping up and filling in the starting spots, but still not trying to do too much. Playing within themselves is a theme up and down the Clipper roster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know what each other can do,â&#x20AC;? Liebing said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we all pick up points and rebounds at different times, in different games, and

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Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Micaela McCoy reaches for a loose ball during a game this season. The Clippers enter the postseason as the top seed at the 1A Amboy Regional. thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a few of us doing it together. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not very big, but we all work hard and hustle and rely on teamwork.â&#x20AC;? Liebing leads the Clippers in scoring (8.8 ppg) and rebounding (8.2 rpg), but there are six other players who average at least four points per game, and four others who pull down at least three rebounds per game. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the defensive end of the floor where Amboy often makes hay. Without a superstar scorer, the Clippers win most of their games by limiting the other teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense and sticking to lower-scoring contests. Six players average at least a steal per game, and opponents are averaging just 34.5 points per game; Amboy scores 41.3 points per contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only one point per game away from the school record for defensive average in a season,â&#x20AC;? McCracken said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because we just have a lot of different pieces who can get the job done in different ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plus, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kids who are used to winning, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re confident and comfortable with each other and the system theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing.â&#x20AC;? Leadership was the biggest void to fill with the loss of such a strong graduating class. But once again, the Clippers have made it a team effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more about experience than anything else,â&#x20AC;? said Micaela McCoy, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone senior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love being that big sister type, but

a lot of these girls have played varsity for a couple of seasons now, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always them looking to me every time they need something. We can all take a leadership role if we need to.â&#x20AC;? That leadership often involves helping the younger players feel comfortable. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost second nature for the older Clippers, who were welcomed with open arms by the older players when they came up as freshmen and sophomores. Now, they know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their turn to return the favor, because they know how important it is for the younger players to feel like a part of the team when it comes to them making plays and helping to win games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The older kids were always very supportive of us,â&#x20AC;? Dinges said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and that made it easier for us to come in and play and make a difference right away. Since we felt comfortable when we were younger, we want the girls coming up behind us to feel just as comfortable. We all trust each other so much, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where it all starts.â&#x20AC;? The goal this season is the same as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been for several years now. The Clipper girls havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won a regional title since 1990, and would love to snap that drought this season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hosting a 1A regional on their home court â&#x20AC;Ś as the top seed, no less. But lessons learned from previous seasons have Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s players making sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not counting any chickens before theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hatched. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going into it thinking that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already got it won,â&#x20AC;? Liebing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know we have to still play our game, stick with whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked for us all season.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would love to go out my senior year by winning that first regional in 24 years,â&#x20AC;? McCoy added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming together at the right time right now, and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of a better end to my senior season than sharing a regional title with this group of girls.â&#x20AC;?

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The Prophetstown Sarah Smith, Faith Prophets hit the road Frigirls, 37 points, day and came home with 13 steals (2 games) a Three Rivers North Josh Sigel, Prophetswin, beating the Amboy town boys, 17 points Clippers 63-41. Damon Quest, Amboy Josh Sigel scored boys, 16 points 17 points, and Ethan Howard had 15 for Lexis Macomber, Prophetstown (8-12, Eastland girls, 4-5), which led 22-12 14 points after one quarter, 37-23 Allison Prestegaard, at the half, and 53-28 AFC girls, 13 points, after three quarters. 8 rebounds, 6 blocks Amboy (2-17, 0-8) got 16 points from Damon a game-high 18 for the Quest, and 11 from Cardinals (13-13, 5-7). Eastland 66, West Jordan Ernst. Bureau Valley 66, Mor- Carroll 25: The secondrison 44: Thanks to a ranked Cougars did not 23-8 third-quarter surge, allow the Thunder to the Storm (16-8, 8-1) score more than eight kept pace with New- points in any quarter en man in the Three Rivers route to an NUIC West North, despite trailing win at Savanna. the Mustangs (10-15, Lexis Macomber scored 6-5) 20-19 at halftime. 14 points, and Hannah Riverdale 33, Erie 30: Hake had nine for EastThe Cardinals near- land (23-4, 11-0), which ly won their second led 20-7 after one quarter straight Three Rivers and 30-12 at the half. North game, but were Hayley Guilinger paced outscored 13-5 in the West Carroll (3-22, 0-11) fourth quarter at home. with eight points. Vinnie Bramm scored Durand 42, AFC 35: Alli11 points to pace Erie son Prestegaard scored (2-21, 1-9), which led 13 points, grabbed eight 25-20 after three quar- rebounds, and blocked ters. Jake Bussert had six shots, but the Raiders 16 points for the Rams (15-10, 7-6) dropped an (7-17, 3-7). NUIC East matchup at Durand. Girls baskeball The Bulldogs (20-7, Stillman Valley 47, Rock Falls 31: The Rock- 10-3) made 19 more free ets were outscored 32-17 throws than AFC, which in the first and fourth also got nine points from quarters of a Big North- Lauren Meurer. Dakota 60, Polo 25: ern West road loss. Sydnie Nailor had eight The Marcos fell behind points, and Emily Sauer 15-3 after one quarter, scored seven for Rock then were outscored Falls (6-17, 1-8). Macy 17-1 over the final 8 minWeaver finished with utes of an NUIC East loss

on the road. Alex Sterenberg’s 10 points paced Polo (1-24, 1-11). Kendalynn Rockey hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points for the Indians (23-6, 12-1), and Jaycee Cleaver had four 3s and 18 points.

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trailed 26-19 at halftime, but couldn’t overcome the Broncos’ 15-3 thirdquarter run on the road. Jenna Bibler had nine points, and Courtney Swalve scored seven for Milledgeville (7-19, 3-10 NUIC East). Morgan Robb’s 18 points led Orangeville (5-18, 4-9). ACSI State Tourney Kankakee Trinity 47, Faith Christian 44, OT:

The Falcons led 31-29 heading into the fourth quarter of their state tournament opener, but couldn’t hang on against the host team. Sarah Smith had 15 points and seven steals, and Zoe Zigler scored 14 points for Faith. Katie Cover added seven points and nine rebounds.

Faith Christian 43, Quad City Christian 25:

Leading 26-25 heading into the fourth quarter, the Falcons (11-10) outscored Quad City Christian 17-0 in the final 8 minutes. Sarah Smith scored 22 points and had six rebounds and six steals to pace Faith, which also got eight points from Stacia Hamill, and seven points and 10 rebounds from Katie Cover.

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When Northern Illinois football coach Joe Novak arrived in DeKalb before the 1996 season, he knew that in order to turn around the program, he would have to recruit the Chicago area well. Novak did just that, bringing in players such as Ryan Diem, Michael Turner and Justin McCareins. Jerry Kill and Dave Doeren came in and did the same. Rod Carey, the current coach, holds the same philosophy, and his second recruiting class, which was announced Wednesday, contained nine prospects from the Land of Lincoln. Illinois always should be NIU’s bread and butter, no matter who is leading the Huskies’ charge. However, part of NIU’s recent success on the field has been a result of taking advantage of the fertile recruiting ground in South Florida, and the Huskies did so again

Palm Beach), as well as defensive backs Deion Hallmon (Weston) and Albert Smalls (Miramar). The Chicago area is NIU’s backbone when it comes to bringing in talent, but Carey said the Orange Bowl appearance in 2012 helped expand the Huskies brand nationally, as well. “I think that that opened the door, not just down [in South Florida], but across the rest of the regions, including our own back door here,” he said. “That really opened the door for conversations that maybe we hadn’t had before with other people.” Even with signature programs such as Florida, national champion Florida State and Miami, not to mention Central Florida, which is coming off of a BCS bowl win, recruiting talent from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, there still are plenty of good prospects left over for the non-BCS programs.

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Loyalty paying dividends for Wildcatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Crawford Northwestern guard keys dramatic season turnaround in Evanston ball, and zero assists in 39 minutes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; brought it to a College: Northwestern His Twitter handle is @ head. Class: Graduate stuTheRealDrewski1, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did some souldent fitting. searching after that,â&#x20AC;? said Northwestern fans finally FYI: Averaging 20.6 Drewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Danny. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He points and 6.6 rebounds are getting the real Drew was in deep thought.â&#x20AC;? in last 5 games. ... Son Crawford, the All-Big TenDanny is one of the OFVETERAN."!REFEREE caliber player, not the guy gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most respected Danny Crawford who shot 1-for-8 against referees, a 29-year NBA Michigan State with four veteran who was the lead cats been blown out by turnovers. official in Game 7 of last their first three Big Ten â&#x20AC;&#x153;I should have been yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NBA Finals. opponents, but Crawford doing this a lot earlier in He prefers to sit far from the season,â&#x20AC;? he lamented. barely resembled the guy the floor at Drewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games, Michigan State coach Tom lest he become â&#x20AC;&#x153;too At least itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening Izzo praised as â&#x20AC;&#x153;what this involved.â&#x20AC;? now. Four weeks ago, it looked conference stands for.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In high school [NaperHe had become caught like Crawford had made ville Central], Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be between two subway cars coaching from the one colossally foolish â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bill Carmodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Princeton stands,â&#x20AC;? Danny said. decision. Rather than transfer to a program with offense and Chris Collinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drew finally had to tell motion-style attack. Or so me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Please shut up.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153; Sweet 16 potential â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not Drew laughs at the memto mention warm weather went the theory. His performance against ory. He seems too polite â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he opted to remain in Michigan State on Jan. to have ever uttered those graduate school for his 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; five misses to start words. fifth season in Evanston. the game, including an air â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Get to the Not only had the WildBY TEDDY GREENSTEIN Chicago Tribune

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GLENDALE, Ariz. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Blackhawks didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite know what to expect without Patrick Kane in the lineup Friday against the Coyotes. They knew they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t replace his versatility on the ice, but were hoping they could get by just this one game without one of their most dynamic players. The Hawks couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, falling 2-0 to the Coyotes to conclude their road trip 3-1-2, and head into

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so special about $1 million? Dear Dave, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard you say many times you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy a brand-new car unless you have a net worth of $1 million. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so special about a million dollars? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Angela

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Halli Grout sits on the shoulders of her father, Jim, while waiting for a movie to start at the 2010 Petunia Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Retro Night at Midway Drive-In and Diner between Sterling and Dixon. The owners, Mike and Mia Kerz, are trying to raise $40,000 by Feb. 28 in the first phase of a fundraising campaign to help pay for a digital projector and other updates that must be made to accommodate the use of the new equipment. Movie studios have stopped distributing movies on 35 mm film.

New fundraising campaign first-phase goal has Feb. 28 deadline BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

How to help To donate online to the Midway Drive-In fundraising campaign, use the PayPal buttons at www. themidwaydrivein.net. To donate via check or credit card, call Mike and Mia Kerz at 847-647-3124 or mail to help@flashbackweekend.com. All donors will be recognized at www. themidwaydrivein.net.

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IXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In the 1950s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s, more than 4,000 drive-in movie theaters were in business across America. Visiting one was a favorite pastime for families who wanted to spend some quality time together, and a rite of passage for teenagers. Then came cable television, DVDs and Netflix. If those challenges to drive-ins werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough, add the transition to digital movies. Studios have stopped distributing movies on 35 mm film for the improved picture quality and to cut production and shipping costs. Making that transition to state-of-the-art technology doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come cheap for the 380 or so drive-in theaters remaining throughout the country. Just ask Mike and Mia Kerz. The Kerzes, of Niles, are owners of Midway Drive-In and Diner, between Sterling and Dixon. The Midway is one of only 13 drive-in

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Midway Drive-In and Diner between Dixon and Sterling features a â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s-style concession stand. The drive-in makes very little of its money on the sale of admission tickets. Most of its profits come from the sale of food and snack items. theaters left in Illinois. The computer than a projector, owners are resurrecting a but then to accommodate it, fundraising campaign to structural upgrades must be help pay for the digital promade.â&#x20AC;? jector and other updates That makes the cost about that must be made to $125,000. Because drive-ins accommodate the use of the are a seasonal business in new equipment. northern states, that cost â&#x20AC;&#x153;The projector is about became prohibitive for many $70,000 to $80,000,â&#x20AC;? Mia drive-ins, and many more said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually more of a have closed since the film

industry started phasing out the 35 mm movies. The Kerzes say they have put more than $100,000 into the Midway. Film studios get much of the ticket revenue, while the driveins must rely on concessions to survive. The driveins pay twice, because they usually show double features. But for the Kerzes, drive-in theaters arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as much a business as they are a passion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This really is a labor of love,â&#x20AC;? Mia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have other jobs to help keep this afloat.â&#x20AC;? MIDWAY CONTINUED ON C8

Dear Angela, In all honesty, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing particularly special about a million dollars. A brand-new car will lose about 60 percent of its value in the first 4 years. So, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to turn a $30,000 investment into $12,000, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to have a bunch of money. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be in pretty great financial shape in order to absorb the blow. If your entire net worth is $100,000, and you put $30,000 of it into a vehicle that will lose 60 percent of its value, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just being financially and mathematically stupid. Your income is your largest and most powerful wealth-building tool. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re buying things that go the wrong way in terms of value, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not gaining wealth; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re losing wealth. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really nothing special about $1 million. I could have said $2 million or $900,000, but $1 million is easy to remember. Plus, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing to sneeze at in terms of an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s net worth. When you lose a lot, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a small percentage of a lot, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry so much. But when you lose a lot and you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much to begin with, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a recipe for financial disaster! â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave

Do fewer dumb things Dear Dave, My parents co-signed on government loans so I could go to college. Would my forbearance or non-payment affect their credit if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Tiffany Dear Tiffany, Yes, it would. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not trying to lay a guilt trip on you, kiddo, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be trashing your mom and dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay the bills on time. If they co-signed for you, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start getting phone calls, too, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do the right thing and pay back these loans. RAMSEY CONTINUED ON C8

   

        

           




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Girl on stage leaves friend in the wings Dear Abby: My best friend, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kyra,â&#x20AC;? has joined the drama department at our school. She has made a lot of theater friends now and hangs out with them every day after school. She used to meet me occasionally at my locker after school, but no longer does so. The only time I see her, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with her theater friends, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m uncomfortable because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know them and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m shy. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to make friends with Kyraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends, but when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m with her, she kind of ignores me and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to include me as much as she could. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s depressing that my best friend would rather hang out with other people than me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m missing her. What do I do? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cast-Off in California

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Dear Cast-Off: Kyraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavior is insensitive, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you can change her. So the solution will be for you to become less emotionally dependent upon her. A way to do that would be to develop some outside interests of your own and start cultivating them. While Kyra might have a flair for drama, perhaps you might be more interested in sports, art, or

computers. If you start to explore what activities are available, it will provide you with a larger circle of acquaintances, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss your friend less because you are filling your time with other things. Please give it a try. Dear Abby: Three times in the last week I have been hugged by people who then informed me that they were sick. At dinner last night, one friend blew his nose throughout the meal and then wanted to shake hands. Yuck. A little reminder during cold season: If you are sick, â&#x20AC;&#x153;coming down with somethingâ&#x20AC;? or even just â&#x20AC;&#x153;fighting off a little bug,â&#x20AC;? donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hug others. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give a little peck on the cheek or shake hands. You can mention politely

that you are â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bit under the weather and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to share.â&#x20AC;? Other people wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be offended or think you are being standoffish. They will be grateful for your thoughtfulness. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trying To Stay Healthy Dear Trying: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good advice, if folks are willing to heed it. I can only add that flu vaccinations, frequent handwashing, and a small bottle of hand sanitizer can lessen the chances of getting these viruses when our friends are in a state of denial, and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;an allergy.â&#x20AC;? Dear Abby: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not particularly attractive, pretty, or girly. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m what boys are looking for, so I tend

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to not be too involved with them. I have a lot of male friends, but I have never had a first kiss or a first date. Yesterday, a guy friend asked me out. I was shocked. I saw him as only a friend and never thought of him as a boyfriend, so I said no. He acted like it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a big deal. Things arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t awkward between us, but I think I may have hurt his feelings or his selfesteem. After school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d asked me out after my third class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop thinking about him. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regret my decision, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m worried about him. Can you help me? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Concerned in Eugene, Ore. Dear Concerned: It

might help to recognize that people ask each other out for a variety of reasons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which can include needing a date for an event, romantic interest or just wanting to hang out with someone who is good company. Not knowing your friend, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t guess what his reason was when he asked you out. Because you think you may have hurt his feelings, make a point of telling him that you hope you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. And mention that since you are new to the idea of dating, you think you may owe him an apology because you care about him as a friend. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Airmen complete basic training January Students of the Month at Challand Middle School in Sterling are (front row, from left) Valerie Villaneda and Joey Trujillo; and (back row) Tiara Munoz, Julia Hoffman, Kerry Mullen, and Erin Long. Photo submitted by Cindy Brown.

High school students to vie over trivia STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A number of activities are planned for February at Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St. High School students from Dixon, Newman Central Catholic, and Sterling high schools will participate in a trivia bowl at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The theme this year is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legends of the American West Real and Fictionalâ&#x20AC;? Each team is given a list of names to study. One team from each school

competes in 5-question rounds. The library has a new digital media library, Baker & Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Axis 360. Axis 360 Magic Wall presents the titles available for patrons to read or listen to on their devices. Delivery of material is cloudbased, so there is no need to connect to a computer. Books are available for all ages and can be downloaded in print or audio format. Check-out time is 2 weeks.

Other events are: Feb. 14: The movie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despicable Me 2,â&#x20AC;? will be shown at 1 p.m. Storytimes continue at the library from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Children 3 to 5 will hear about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buddies & Pals.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 25: M e a l a n d a Movie will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laura,â&#x20AC;? starring Gene Tierney. Soup, sandwich, and a beverage will be served at noon, followed by the murder mystery. Donations will be

accepted. Gaffey Home Nursing also will provide blood pressure screenings. The Adult Serious Readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group w i l l meet at 6 p.m. in the conference room. Februaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Netherland,â&#x20AC;? by Joseph Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill. In March, the group will read â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fight Behavior,â&#x20AC;? by Barbara Kingsolver. For more information, go to www.sterlingpubliclibrary.org or call 815625-1370.

Hospice direct patient care training scheduled DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hospice volunteer training is planned for March at Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 264 state Route 2. Those attending the sessions have a choice of two times, either 1 to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The days

will be March 4, 6, 11, and 13; volunteers must attend all 4 days. Hospice volunteers fill many roles: direct patient care, the baking brigade, or helping with special events or office duties. This training session is for

direct patient care volunteering. Information will be provided on patientfamily dynamics, personal death awareness, grief, bereavement, spirituality, and documentation. Volunteers are assigned a patient and family, and

visit as needed. The need for bilingual volunteers is increasing. Hospice of the Rock River Valley serves Bureau, Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Call Nina Setchell at 815-288-3673 for more information.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MY FUNNY VALENTINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rock River Valley Area Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connection members (from left) Rosemary Egan, Gini Peterson, and Irene Miller get ready for the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feb. 19 meeting. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Funny Valentineâ&#x20AC;? program and luncheon will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Candlelight Inn Restaurant, 2200 First Ave., Rock Falls. Niel Shoffner of Rock Falls will present the music and program. He constructs and plays Native American flutes. Lori Boruff of Aledo, an Internet radio producer and host, will speak about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope in the Ruins.â&#x20AC;? The cost is $10. Reservations are due by 9 p.m. Feb. 17; call Irene at 815-948-2107. Cancellations are necessary.

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FORBIDDEN FRUIT An unexpected dinner guest, a deer, stopped by for a meal one January day at a bird feeder at Ken Sieberns’ home in Dixon.

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A white calf stood out from the rest of the herd last spring along Moline Road between Sterling and Lyndon. Photos by Duane Blaufuss of Sterling.

Loons are big in Mercer, Wis., the Loon Capital of the World. David Swegle, 12, of Dixon, took this photo of the city’s loon in holiday regalia. He visited there during Christmas break. Photos submitted by Swegle.

Split Rock Light House in Two Harbors, Minn., sits atop a cliff looking over Lake Superior.

BRIGHT SKIES A blaze of sunset highlights tracks through the snow near Mercer. Wisconsin’s Iron County area is known for winter sports.

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Hiedi BeaugrandEberhardt of Dixon brings warmer days to mind with this view from September of railroad cars across from the Leydig Center in Dixon.

Fifty-five crosses, one for each million lives lost to abortion since Roe vs. Wade was decided in 1973, were displayed at St. Mary Elementary and Junior High School and St. Patrick Church in Dixon. A bell tolled for 55 minutes Jan. 22 at the church in memory of those lost. Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament also were observed. Photo submitted by Lorraine Dyba-Militano of Dixon.

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


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Swans stopped on an ice flow Jan. 12 at Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lower dam. Photo submitted by Brad Icenogle of Rock Falls.

Birding A bald eagle stared down from among tree branches Jan. 15 in Rock Falls. Photos submitted by Ann Stover of Dixon.

ABOVE: Two eagles recently flew in tandem past power lines near Dixon High School. Photos submitted by Fern Nuttall of Dixon. BELOW: A pair of swans watch the water go by from a sheet of ice near the high school.

ABOVE, BELOW: Stover also took these photos in January of swans along the ice on the Rock River from Page Drive in Dixon.

Ducks relax in the snow at Lawrence Park in Sterling. They have snow-covered beaks from pecking the ground. Photos submitted by Bill Doering of Rock Falls.


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HONOR ROLLS East Coloma-Nelson District 20, Rock Falls Highest Honors Fifth grade:+YLA"ORDER !NDREW#ANNELL AND-ADIson Forney. Sixth grade: Breck 4SCHOSIK Seventh grade:%MILY Buikema. Eighth grade: Madeline 3HORTAND.OAH4UPPER High Honors Fifth grade:!LYSSA $EVERS "RYAHNA'ANTHER "RAEDON(OWARD %VAN -ANDRELL AND4YLER6ALDEZ Sixth grade:%MALIE #HAVIRA +IERSTYN&OLGERS -ORGAN,EWIS %MMA ,UTZ !REYANA3TARK +ODY 6ELAZQUEZ 'RANT7ASSON !DDISON7HALEY AND2OBert Williams. Seventh grade:%SMERALDA#OSILEON (AILEY&RANK 'RACIE*ANSSEN 0AYTON *OHNSON !BBI*ONES !DDISYN+RUEGER !LYSSA +RUEGER $YLAN,EAF -ORgan Mandrell, and Naomi Meeks. Honors Fifth grade: Peyton Short. Sixth grade:,ENNON!LLI-

SON #OURTNEY"OKEN AND Noah Schueler. Eighth grade:!UBRI Heald, Janson Mammosser, Hannah Rockwell, Shae Romero, Bradi Schrader, and Scott Spears.

Polo Community High School High Honors Freshmen:4RISTEN !GUILAR "RENNER"USHMAN Miles Bushman, Fabian #ALDERON 4IMOTHY#HOLKE "RODIE#ROMER *USTINE 'ORZNY 7ILLIAM(OAK (ANnah Hobbs, Olivia Hopkins, Dylan Morici, Raven Nance, #HRISTOPHER2ADEMACHER ,AUREN2HODES 3TEPHANIE Sofolo, Mason Wright, and Zandrea Yingling. Sophomores:%THAN #AIN "RIX#LAYTON %MALIE 'UNDER 7YATT0ATTERSON +ALEIGH0OWELL AND.OAH Prerost. Juniors:%MILY$ITZLER (ANNAH'ROBE *ACOB Hanlon, Madison MerdIAN 3AVANAH0HILLIP ,ANA 3CHOLL +AMI3HENEFELT AND Serenity Stapleton. Seniors: Owen Bailey, Samantha Beightol, Brian #AVANAUGH %THAN$ITZLER !*$OLLMEYER -IGUEL $OMINGUEZ #ASANDRA+UR-

SCHNER !METHYST,EGGE !LLISON2EEDER 'ABRIELLE 3HEELY 0EYTON4AYLOR AND +AYLA7AGENKNECHT Honors Freshmen: Marcus !LMASY ,ANI"ERGSTROM Matthew Binkley, MatTHEW#OFFMAN ,INDSEY #OLEMAN *ESSICA#ONWAY &LORA#ROSS #ALEB $AY #OLTON'RIFFIN *ENNA Handel, Jonathan Heath, :ACHARY(ENSON 4ESS +URSCHNER .ATHANIEL,EFEVRE !HLEAH,OPEZ 2AYNAH -ARKS +ATLIN-C#AWLEY Benjamin Peterson, Johnathan Powell, Brianna SnyDER AND'ARRETT6AN$REW Sophomores: Dylan "EERS 0AUL"IEZE "RADLEY #AVANAUGH (ALEY#ISKETTI *ESSE$ITZLER 0EYTON 'LAWE "ROOKS'ROBE -ORGAN,AWLER -ADISON -C#ONAUGHY !LYSON Morici, Brinley Peterson, +INNEDY0OFF AND(OPE Stapleton. Juniors:*ACOB#AIN )DALIS#ALDERON 4AYLOR #HANEY 3PENCER$E#RANE !NDREW$EWEY +ARL (EINZ $RUKLIEB $RAKE'AUL (UNTER'RAY *OZI'ROBE (AILEY -ANZANO +EE,EY-EYER +ENNEDI0ALMER *ACQUELINE0AUL *AKE0HILLIPS -AX

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2ATLIFF 'RACE3TAHR 'AGE 3WANSON 4AYA6ELAZQUEZ %MILY7ALLS AND'RACIE Young. Eighth grade: )SAIAH !NDERSON "LAKE#LAXTON $REW'RAY (ANNAH +ESSLER *ACOB/LTMANS "RIANNA2AZO 3HYANNE Robinett, and Hernan 2ODRIGUEZ High Honors Sixth grade:#ADE !DAMS !DAM#ALDERON %LIAS#ALDERON !NDREW #AMERON .IKKI#OLLIN "REYMAN$ILE 4YLER&AUBLE Maria Flores, Brandon &OSSETT -ICHELLE'ARNICA !LEXANDRA'OMEZ .ADYA 'ONZALES :ACKERY(AMPTON !LVARO(ERNANDEZ *ALEN*OHNSON !JA*ONES !UTUMN+ESSLER 2ACHEAL ,AGE )SSAC,EE 0RESTON -C#LEARIN !DAM-EENEN "ELEN-ENDOZA "RODY -ULVANEY #ONNOR.ERSTHEIMER #HARLES.ICHOLS 'ANNON0ASHON 2ICHARD Reyes, Shannon Rinehart, Vanessa Romo, Rosaura 3ALGADO !DISON3CHOFIELD Summer Shepard, Brittney 3HIPMAN !LLISON3IMMER -ARLY3IPERLY !NGELINA 3MESSAERT +OLTEN3MITH Zari Stoeker, Riley Wescott, AND%THAN9OUNG

Seventh grade: !USTIN "AEZA "ROWDIE"ENTI 8HENETA"EQIRI )AN"UCKINGHAM *ACOB"USH %LIANA#ASTILLO 4YLER#LAXTON 'ERMAN$ELA#RUZ 3EAN $ELGADO +ATIE%LDER +URTIS 'ASCOIGNE !USTIN(ANDEL !NISSA(ERNANDEZ 6ANESSA(ERNANDEZ &ELICIA(UDGIN *ACOB*OHNSON !BIGAIL *ONES 0EYTON+ELEMEN !NDREW,EAL #HRISTOPHER ,EAL *ACQUELYNN,UEVANO "RIAR-ANNING ,OGAN.EWman, Rio Salas, James 3KROGSTAD #ARLOS6ILLA AND Jacob Wilkinson. Eighth grade:#ARLOS "ALTAZAR $YLAN"ARRON *ARED"ETTS +YLE"USH 3ONEA#ANTU $ALTON #HRISTIAN #IERRA#OLEMAN Zachary Dale, MackenZIE&AUBLE &ALYNN&RAGD $ESARAY'ADDIS $REW Henson, Dalton Hicks, *ACOB(ICKS !LEXIS(URLEY *ASMINE)NSLEY 4IANA *OHNSON "RENNAN,EAL $ACOTAH,OWRANCE !LICIA -ARTINEZ )SABEL-ARTINEZ .ADIA0OFF 4ESSA0RESton, Ruben Reyes, Daniel Ripley, Dmeytrius Sotelo, 6INCENT4ESKE 3HYANNE 4HAYER 6ICTORIA6ERDIN *4 Warren, and Joshua Watts.

Dixon and Jean Nave of Maternal grandparents are Jane Foust and Gary Peru. Foust, both of Sterling. Paternal grandparents Brylan James are Steve Dusing and Ellen Hollowell Dusing, both of Coleta. Maternal great-grandAmanda Bellows and Ben Hollowell of Rock mother is Cecilia Foust of Falls are the parents of a East Moline. son born at 2:26 p.m. Jan. 29, 2014, at CGH Medical Wesley Center in Sterling. Brylan James Hollow- Joseph-Lawrence ell weighed 8 pounds, 5 Rogis ounces at birth and was Kirsten Filippi of Ster21 inches in length. ling and Jonathan Rogis He is welcomed by of Clinton, Iowa, are the Ava Lynn Hollowell, 11 parents of a son born at months. Maternal grandparents 12:31 p.m. Jan. 29, 2014, are Randy Bellows and at CGH Medical Center in Kim Bellows, both of Rock Sterling. Wesley Joseph-LawFalls. rence Rogis weighed 7 Paternal grandparents pounds, 5 ounces at birth are Kalah Hollowell of and was 21 inches in Lakeland, Fla., and James length. Hollowell of Seminole, He is welcomed by Kael Fla. Rogis, 1. Maternal great-grand- Maternal grandparparents are Dave and Kay ents are Cheri Filippi and Hicks of Rock Falls and Rocco Filippi, both of Roger and Luella Bellows Sterling, of Pennsylvania. Paternal grandparents Paternal great-grand- are Joyce Rogis and Jim parents are Jan and Wil- Rogis, both of Clinton. liam Wadelton of SemiMaternal great-grandnole, Fla., and Harold and mothers are Brenda FilipPhyllis Hollowell of Rock pi and Norma Reeter, Falls. both of Sterling.

Maternal grandparents are Susan and John Bohlin of Sterling, Paternal grandparents are Stephen and Kristine Arduini of Sterling. Maternal great-grandmother is Dolores Weissenburger of Sterling. Paternal great-grandmothers are Ruth Klocke of Sterling and Mary Arduini of Rock Falls.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Maxine Kay Grossmann Katie and Dalton Grossmann of Dixon are the parents of a daughter born at 8:36 p.m. Jan. 1, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Maxine Kay Grossmann weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. She is welcomed by Lucas, 2, and Charlotte, 1. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Paula DuBois of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Heidi Palmer of Dixon and Dean and Joan Grossmann of Plymouth, Minn. Maternal great-grandparents are Mary Kay McCue of Rock Falls and Paul Vock of Morrison. Paternal great-grandparents are Earl and Nancy Grossmann of Lakeland, Fla.

Cameron Joseph Randall Fiorini Lindsey Reed and Luke Fiorini of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 2:06 a.m. Jan. 8, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Cameron Joseph Randall Fiorini weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and was 23 inches in length. He is welcomed by Kaleb Fiorini, 9. Maternal grandparents are Amy and Matt Reed of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Chris and Joe Fiorini of Sterling. Maternal great-grandmother is Mary-Ann Marsh and Rita Reed, both of Dixon.

Paternal great-grandfa- born at 1:57 a.m. Jan. 22, ther is Joseph Fiorini of 2014, at Hammond Henry Sterling. Hospital in Geneseo. Remington Grace Mariman weighed 6 pounds, Phoebe Regina 7 ounces at birth and was Anne Tang 19 inches in length. Leanne and Augustine She is welcomed by Gage Tang of Sterling are the Mariman, 2. parents of a daughter born Maternal grandparents at 4:51 p.m. Jan. 5, 2014, at are Jeremy and Julie RediKSB Hospital in Dixon. ger of Wyanet and Randy Phoebe Regina Anne and Serena Ryan of BetTang weighed 6 pounds, tendorf, Iowa. 10 ounces at birth and was Paternal grandparents 19.5 inches in length. are Brad and Jerri MariMaternal grandparents man of Geneseo. are David and Tammy Maternal great-grandLahey of Dixon and Tom parents are Marilyn Birkey and Lois Hinton of Amboy. of Walnut and Mary and Paternal grandmother is Kenny Ryan of Wyanet. Celestine Chen of Lisle. Paternal great-grandMaternal great-grand- parents are Art and Deloparents are Anne Lahey ris Vandamme of Atkinand George Fichtenmuller, son and Gary Mariman Sr. both of Dixon, and Barbara and Cindy Redding, both Fichtenmuller of Deming, of Geneseo. N.M. Paternal great-grandfaJaron Gabriel ther is John Chau of Honolulu. Walter

Michael Patrick Goodchild Jr. Heidi and Michael Goodchild of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 5:51 a.m. Jan. 28, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Michael Patrick Goodchild Jr. weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed by Jazzlynn Goodchild, 4, and Millia Goodchild, 2.

Jeanette and Aaron Walter of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 4:57 a.m. Jan. 12, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Jaron Gabriel Walter weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. He is welcomed by Christopher Walter, 23, Brittany Walter, 22, Stacia Walter, 17, and Olivia Walter, 15. Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Melody Helfrich of Dixon and Dave Nave Sr. of Hazel Green. Paternal grandparents are Clifford and Phyllis Walter of Sublette. Maternal great-grandparents are Lee Britten of

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Jackson Ryan Alex Horton Moriah Coffey and Travis Horton of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 12:43 p.m. Jan. 30, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jackson Ryan Alex Horton weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed by Jesse David Horton, 2. Maternal grandparents are Carol and Bob Peck Jr. of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jackie Horton of Dixon. Maternal great-grandparents are Treva and Jim Fitzgerald and Clara and Bob Peck Sr., all of Dixon.

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Kate and Mike Dusing of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 1 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Diesel Alexander Dusing weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. He is welcomed by Michael Dusing, 7, and Leroy Dusing, 1.

Elizabeth and Kiel Arduini of Rock Falls are the parents of a daughter born at 7:03 a.m. Feb. 1, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Elaina Kristine Arduini weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. She is welcomed by Paige Reitzel, 7.

The birth announcement for Hailie Lily-Ann Essex cannot be 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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2ball competition to start Feb. 15 New titles arrive The Coloma Township Park District is sponsoring its seventh annual 2ball Competition at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Rock Falls Middle School, 1701 12th Ave. The cost is $1. 2ball basketball is played by a two-player team. Each team has 1 minute to score as many baskets as possible from any of the seven shooting spots identified on the game court. Point values range from two to eight. The game is open to participants age 9 to 18 years, based on the playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age the day of

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the event. Registration forms are available at the park district administrative office, 508 E. 11th St. Players cannot change partners once they have entered the competition.

They can play in their age and gender division and also once in the adult-child division with an adult 19 or older. A waiver form must be completed before to the competition. There is no adult-child division for those 15 and older. Adults may compete multiple times, provided they are competing with a different youth each time. Trophies will be awarded to all firstplace winners, placement ribbons for second through sixth, and merit ribbons to all others.

The Coloma Township Park District Cheerleading, Gymnastics and Dance, Fitness Team Instruction Show will start at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Merrill School gymnasium, 600 Fourth Ave. The public is welcome. Awards will be given out to all of the participants. Photographs will be taken at the end of the show. For more information, contact the park district at 815-625-0272. The office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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at Dixon Library DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave, has the following books available: Fiction: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Return to Tradd Street,â&#x20AC;? by Karen White; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Standup Guy,â&#x20AC;? by Stuart Woods; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fear Nothing,â&#x20AC;? by Lisa Gardner; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going Dark,â&#x20AC;? by James Hall; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red 1-23,â&#x20AC;? by John Katzenbach; â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Such a Full Sea,â&#x20AC;? by Chang-Rae Lee; â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Blood,â&#x20AC;? by Lisa Unger; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Invention of Wings,â&#x20AC;? by Sue M. Kidd; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bourne Retribution,â&#x20AC;? by Eric V. Lustbader; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Radiance of Tomorrow,â&#x20AC;? by Ishmael Beah; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brain,â&#x20AC;? by E.L. Doctorow; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starter House,â&#x20AC;? by Sonja Condit; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Almanac,â&#x20AC;? by Chris Fink; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still Life with Bread Crumbs,â&#x20AC;? by Anna Quindlen; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pagan Lord,â&#x20AC;? by Bernard Cornwell; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alena,â&#x20AC;? by Rachel Pastan; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Worthy Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daughter,â&#x20AC;? by Phillip Margolin; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Star for Mrs. Blake,â&#x20AC;? by April Smith; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under the Wide and Starry Sky,â&#x20AC;? by Nancy Horan; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lydiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Party,â&#x20AC;? by Margaret Hawkins. Mysteries: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Murder as a Second Language,â&#x20AC;? by Joan Hess; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wall of All Fish,â&#x20AC;? by Martha Grimes; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eggs in a Casket,â&#x20AC;? by Laura Childs; â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Moors,â&#x20AC;? by Nina Milton; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Monk Gets on Board,â&#x20AC;? by Hy Conrad; â&#x20AC;&#x153;That Old Black Magic,â&#x20AC;? by Mary Jane Clark; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the Evil Days,â&#x20AC;? by Julia Spencer-

Fleming; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snapshot,â&#x20AC;? by Lis Wiehl; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saints of the Shadow Bible,â&#x20AC;? by Ian Rankin; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hunting Shadows,â&#x20AC;? by Charles Todd. Christian fiction: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once Upon a Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heart,â&#x20AC;? by Melody Carlson; â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Things Hidden,â&#x20AC;? by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dancing Master,â&#x20AC;? by Julie Klassen; â&#x20AC;&#x153;No One to Trust,â&#x20AC;? by Lynette Eason; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Time to Laugh,â&#x20AC;? by Wanda Brunstetter; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scraps of Evidence,â&#x20AC;? by Barbara Cameron; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Lineage of Grace,â&#x20AC;? by Francine Rivers; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Promise Kept,â&#x20AC;? by Robin L. Hatcher. Science fiction, fantasy: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revolution,â&#x20AC;? by Mercedes Lackey, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dark Bites,â&#x20AC;? by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Large print: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dexterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Final Cut,â&#x20AC;? by Jeff Lindsay; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Prince of Risk,â&#x20AC;? by Christopher Reich; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Promise Me Texas,â&#x20AC;? by Jodi Thomas; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bellman & Black,â&#x20AC;? by Diane Setterfield; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blackbird Lake,â&#x20AC;? by Jill Gregory; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cold Snap,â&#x20AC;? by Allison Brennan; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bull River,â&#x20AC;? by Robert Knott (large print). The book group selection for February is â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Week in Winter,â&#x20AC;? by Maeve Binchy. Visit www.dixonpubliclibrary.org or the new books list at the library for the new nonfiction titles. For more information, call 815-284-7261.

IN BRIEF Wool featured at Morrison library guild meeting to show movie

Forreston Friskies 4-H Club members and friends bowled and had a pizza party Jan. 26 at the 4-Seasons in Freeport for qualifying for the Ogle County Bowling event. Gathered around the scoring table are (from left) Payton Cuthrell, Layla Cuthrell, Haley Cuthrell, Kendal Kuelling, Marty Reeser, Haley Shores, and Ethan Shores. Photo submitted by Kuelling, club reporter.

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ABOVE: West Carroll FFA junior varsity officers are (from left) Cameron Ehlers, president; Cassie Johnson, reporter; Bailey Durward, vice president; Contessa Ehlers, secretary; Rachel Dykstra, treasurer; and Brianna Kampmeier, sentinel. Not pictured is Ashley Hunt, co-sentinel.

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BELOW: Varsity officers are Clare Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, vice president; Chloe Carson, treasurer; Christy Ralston, reporter; Dylan Williams, president; and Tessa Sibley, secretary. Not pictured is Demi Hess, sentinel.

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West Carroll plans weeklong events SAVANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The West Carroll High School FFA junior varsity officer team in Savanna has scheduled activities for National FFA Week Feb. 18-21. Tuesday includes a Greenhand day, a T-shirt day, corn curling contest, and corn kernel counting contest. Wednesday events are a farmer, tractor day, beanbags tournament, and pork chop lunch. Thursday is FFA Blue and Gold Day. Students can enter a milk chugging contest or tug of war. The staff-FFA member breakfast and FFA official dress day will be Friday.

Other activities are a pie in the face competition for the varsity FFA officers and a tractor model guessing contest. FFA varsity and junior varsity officers are Dylan Williams and Cameron Ehlers, presidents; Clare Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor and Bailey Durward, vice presidents; Tessa Sibley and Contessa Ehlers, secretaries; Chloe Carson and Rachel Dykstra, treasurers; Christy Ralston and Cassie Johnson, reporters; and Demi Hess, Brianna Kampmeier, and Ashley Hunt, sentinals. The chapter has 185 members. Other FFA tidbits include:

1928 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FFA officially organized in Kansas City, Mo. Thirty-three delegates and 18 states were represented at the first National FFA Convention, also in Kansas City. 1929 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Illinois receives State FFA Charter at National FFA Convention. 1929 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mount Carroll FFA receives chapter FFA Charter 1947 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thomson FFA receives chapter FFA charter. 1969 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FFA allows girls membership 1988 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FFA changes name from Future Farmers of America to National FFA Organization

1999 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FFA moves National FFA Convention from Kansas City, Mo., to Louisville Ky. It now alternates between Louisville and Indianapolis. 2006 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; West Carroll FFA receives chapter FFA charter at State FFA Convention. Chapter has 200 members and two FFA advisers, Don Mathey and Dan Hartman. Chapter receives third place in the state (300 FFA chapters) for its Program of Activities. 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; West Carroll places second in state for Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure (highest West Carroll FFA team placing).

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Technology changes self-serve laundry business Owners monitor machinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; usage through Internet BY RICK BARRETT -#4.EWS3ERVICE

Sean Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Byrne runs an executive search firm and a laundry. While the businesses might seem like an odd pair, it makes sense for Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Byrne, whose family has been in the laundry business since the 1980s. Also, a laundry is a fairly recession-proof business

that offers about a 30 percent annual return on the investment, according to industry figures. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Byrne converted a former car wash in Milwaukee into a 2,400-square-foot selfserve laundry with more than 50 Speed Queen machines. The Suds Your Duds laundry has a wireless control system that allows Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Byrne to monitor the machinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; usage and cash flow via the Internet. He also can keep an eye on the

premises with a video camera and his laptop computer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Generally speaking, the problems are small, like a coin jam or a water heater not firing, â&#x20AC;Ś but every once in a while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get some knuckleheads who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there for the right reasons,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Byrne said. He is the type of owner that Speed Queen, based in Ripon, Wis., wants to attract: an experienced businessperson who pays attention to the day-today operations of the

laundry, even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not staffed much of the week and the business isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t his primary occupation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just turn the lights on, go away and expect to make money,â&#x20AC;? said Dan Bowe, national sales manager for Speed Queen. The industry has changed a lot in recent years, with new laundry owners seeking multiple locations and energyefficient equipment. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also more apt to set up laundries with amenities such as coffee

shops and lounge areas with comfortable seating and wireless Internet access. Some laundries have reading programs and coloring contests for children. Much of what goes on is aimed at the typical customer: a woman in her 30s with two children. A typical new laundry is 3,600 square feet, and some are nearly double that size. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re big, clean, family-oriented facilities, Bowe said. About a third of the

new laundries donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use coins, according to Speed Queen. Instead, the customer purchases a â&#x20AC;&#x153;smart cardâ&#x20AC;? to run the washers and dryers. The cards help with customer loyalty, since they can be used any time, and they give the laundry owner flexibility in changing the machine prices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So if you want to encourage people to come during the week, you could lower the price a little, or you could raise it on weekends,â&#x20AC;? Bowe said.

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Mike Kerz, who owns Midway Drive-In and Diner with his wife, Mia, stands in the projector room next to the 35 mm projector holding a reel of film. A drive to raise money to convert the drive-in from film projection to digital fell short, but the Kerzes are making another effort this year.

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Like their campaign in 2012, the fundraising is being done in phases. They hope to hit a $40,000 target by Feb. 28. They will continue to raise money after that deadline, but falling short of the first-phase target would make it difficult to get the equipment in before this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening. Weather plays a role in when that will be, but it is usually in April. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This deadline is a place for us to stop and gauge the situation,â&#x20AC;? Mia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d find a way to open, but in order to show firstrun films, we have to get digital.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we get the initial $40,000, we can finance the rest,â&#x20AC;? Mike said. The Midway will keep its 35mm projector to show classic horror films and an occasional digitally restored horror classic at its Dusk to Dawn horror fests, Mia said. The 2012 campaign used the fundraising website Kickstarter. It fell well short of the target, and the couple were required to return the $7,000 in donations, so the owners decided to

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Midway Drive-In hopes that next season the film in the projector room is replaced by the sight of a new digital projector and digital movie hard drives. just run this campaign on their own. The Midway has been open since it was built in 1950. The Kerzes bought the business in 2007, after spotting it through their association with a drivein theater organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did some research, and we knew Dixon right away from its ties to [Ronald] Reagan,â&#x20AC;? Mike said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We visited and loved Dixon. We learned that the Midway was a vital part of the community.â&#x20AC;? The couple had tried twice previously to buy closed drive-ins â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Sunset in Rockford, and another in western Winnebago County. Both efforts were unsuccessful

because of zoning issues with the county board. As challenging as the drive-in has been, the Kerzes say they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seriously considered closing their only theater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a landmark that should be preserved,â&#x20AC;? Mike said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are too many things that make America special going away.â&#x20AC;? The drive-in theaters that make the change to digital might have a unique marketing opportunity, Mike says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will ultimately be a good thing,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will allow us to rebrand ourselves as a mix of great tradition with the newest, best modern movie experience.â&#x20AC;?

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Then, if you want to invest more than $5,500, you could put some additional money into the 401(k) offered by your company. Again, make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invested in good growth stock mutual funds with long, successful track records. Congratulations, Crystal. And good luck! â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Dave Ramsey is Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trusted voice on money and business. He has written four New York Times best-selling books: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Financial Peace,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;More Than Enough,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Total Money Makeoverâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;EntreLeadership.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dave Ramsey Showâ&#x20AC;? is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the Web at daveramsey.com.


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Area FFA chapters to compete at district level SAVANNA – FFA members from West Carroll High School in Savanna attended the Section 1 FFA Public Speaking competition Jan. 29 at River Ridge High School in Hanover. The first- and secondplace finishers in the senior prepared, senior extemporaneous, and FFA Creed will advance to District I competition in April. FFA Creed Speaking first- through thirdplace winners are Ann Kuper of Eastland High School in Lanark; Hannah Brudi of Stockton High School; and Daniel Hartman of West Carroll. Public Speaking Career Developm ent Event, first- through third-place, senior division winners are Kenzie Kaiser of Lena-Winslow High School; Codie

West Carroll High School FFA members who competed Jan. 29 are (from left) Becca Holley, Jacob Casey, Luke Jones, Natalie Shaw, Christy Ralston, and Daniel Hartman. Photos submitted by Don Mathey. Geisz of River Ridge; and Jacob Casey of West Carroll. Junior division win-

ners are: Kendra Snyder of West Carroll. of Lena Winslow; Jared Prepared Speaking, Krug of River Ridge; f i r s t - t h r o u g h t h i r d a n d B e c c a H o l l e y place recipients are,

Drew Groezinger of Stockton; Jordon Oellerich of Lena-Winslow; and Hayden Keltner of

Pearl City. First-place junior division winner was Abby Endress of Pearl City.

Parliamentary teams take first place in Section 1 contest HANOVER – The FFA Varsity and Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure teams from West Carroll High School in Savanna each placed at the Jan. 29 Section 1 FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development at River Ridge High School in Hanover. Individually for the West Carroll varsity team, Brianna Kampmeier placed first as chairwoman, while Christy Ralston placed second as secretary. West Carroll members, Chloe Carson, Cassie Johnson, Dylan Williams, and Bailey Durward, placed first, second, fifth, and ninth respectively as floor members. The West Carroll Greenhand team members, Daniel Hartman, chairman; Elizabeth Rath, secretary; and Jacob Casey, Becca Holley, Josi Anderson and Luke Jones, all floor members, won by default. A parliamentary procedure contest consists of members completing a 25question multiple-choice test, doing a 10-minute demonstration using parliamentary motions, and answering questions about the motions used in the demonstration. The West Carroll and Stockton varsity teams and West Carroll Greenhand team will compete in the Feb. 27 District I FFA Parliamentary Procedure Contest at Blackhawk East College in Galva. First- through fourthplace varsity team placings were West Carroll 892; Stockton High School, 707; Eastland High School in Lanark, 596.5; and River Ridge, 532. The West Carroll Greenhand team place first. Second- through fourthplace chairman results

ABOVE: FFA Greehand team members from West Carroll High School in Savanna (front row, from left) Josi Anderson, Becca Holley, and Elizabeth Rath; and (back row) Jacob Casey, Luke Jones, and Daniel Hartman participated in the parliamentary competition at River Ridge High School. BELOW: Varsity team members are (from left) Cameron Ehlers, Bailey Durward, Dylan Williams, Brianna Kampmeier, Chloe Carson, Christy Ralston, and Cassie Johnson. were Noah Haskin of River First-, third-, and fourth- be of Eastland, 56.5; and Ridge, 133; Kori Freidag of place secretary rankings Codie Geisz of River Ridge, Eastland, 129;, and Sam were Rachel Offenheise of 53. Eden of Stockton, 123. Stockton, 71; Farrah StubOther floor member scor-

ing was Kaylin Kuberskie of Eastland 118; Hannah Brudi, 117; Jill Harmston, 109; and Olivia Kepner,

105, all of Stockton; Bailey DeMichele of Eastland, 94;, and Brandon Smith of River Ridge, 93.

West Carroll FFA members attend national conference SPRINGFIELD – West Carroll High School FFA members from Savanna attended the 212° Leadership Conference Jan. 24-25 in Springfield. The conference is sponsored by Syngenta and Crop Production Services, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The program helps members become aware of the categories of growth, while discovering the importance of pursuing lifelong growth. Emily Suiter, Tom Knight, Brianna Kampmeier, and Cameron Ehlers attended sessions on discovering how habits affect growth, determining the difference between personal and professional relationships, and identifying personal mentors and coaches. The agriculture education teachers participated in professional development workshops.

Attending the 212° Leadership Conference are (from left) August Schetter, state FFA reporter; Emily Suiter, Tom Knight, Brianna Kampmeier, and Cameron Ehlers, West Carroll FFA members; and Rachel Hawk, state FFA vice president.


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Built in 1877, the Duquesne Incline offers some of the best views of Pittsburgh.

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’ve never been to a city that loves itself more than Pittsburgh. This is not a criticism. After 3 days, I also loved Pittsburgh, a quaint, pretty city with interesting people doing interesting things, and a healthy dash of Old World, working-class charm. But – and this is where Pittsburgh won me over – it is not a city impressed with itself. New York, San Francisco and Portland, Ore., are wonderful cities that can’t resist preening when passing mirrors to remind themselves just how wonderful they are. Pittsburgh is a wonderful city that doesn’t even see the mirror. It just turns to its buddies and says, “Hey, yinz guys, let’s go have a beer.” (“Yinz guys” is Pittsburgh speak for “you people” – a dialectical Northern equivalent to “y’all.”) Steeped in spirit and flavor, Pittsburgh can lay claim to being one of our nation’s most underrated cities, with a beauty as breathtaking as it is obvious. The drive from Pittsburgh International Airport follows an unspectacular 20 miles of rolling-hills suburbia along Interstate Highway 376 and then, after a brief trip through the Fort Pitt Tunnel – bam! – there is Pittsburgh. Situated on a peninsula jutting into an intersection of rivers, the city of 305,000 is gemlike, surrounded by bluffs and bright yellow bridges streaming into its heart. As you emerge from

Pittsburgh full of must-dos for tourists

If you go Eat: Restaurants are opening at a dizzying clip in Pittsburgh. Highlights include gastropub Meat and Potatoes (649 Penn Ave., 412-325-7007, meatandpotatoespgh.com), Salt of the Earth (5523 Penn Ave., 412-441-7258, saltpgh.com), Point Brugge (401 Hastings St., 412-441-3334, pointbrugge.com) and much of the Lawrenceville neighborhood along Butler Street. Do: A smart first move in Pittsthe tunnel, you feel you’ve never seen a more majestic little city: old but familiar, with swooping, curving lines, lushly green (in summer) and cut, as all great cities should be, by a river or two (or in this case, three). Visiting is the only way to understand the sentiment famously expressed in The New Yorker in 1989, when it ranked Pittsburgh among the world’s most beautiful cities, alongside Paris and St. Petersburg, Russia. “If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe, tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it,” the magazine said. Though Pittsburgh is forever associated with steelmaking, its heavy industry days are largely gone; the air is cleaner, and the steel mills have become museums, bike trails and green space. The city has embraced food, drink and art while long-

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burgh is the Duquesne Incline (1197 W. Carson St., 412381-1665, duquesneincline. org), which opened in 1877 and offers a $2.50 ride to a magnificent view of a lovely city. Also check out the Andy Warhol Museum (117 Sandusky St., 412-237-8300, warhol.org), and the South Side neighborhood, a popular weekend spot full of watering holes and restaurants; my favorite bar there was the

speak-easy Acacia (2108 E. Carson St., 412-488-1800, acaciacocktails.com). Even non-baseball fans can appreciate PNC Park, which is widely considered one of the most beautiful stadiums in the game and offers an exquisite view of the skyline. Those interested in the city’s steel history can tour a retired steel mill via Rivers of Steel, a historic preservation agency (riversofsteel.com).

quiet neighborhoods have been infused with fresh bustle. The fascinating downtown – a strange but appealing mix of architecture built up through the decades – sports fresh touches of its own, like the dim, marblebarred gastropub Meat and Potatoes, which I checked out on a Thursday evening with a couple of natives. “This is pretty classy for Pittsburgh,” said Lisa Sredzienski with a touch of gratitude and amusement as we sipped East Coast craft beer and munched mushroom-truffle flatbread. But she wasn’t complaining. A social and culinary invigoration is afoot in her city. On Butler Street, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, there’s Franktuary, a gourmet hot dog place whose offerings include wildcaught salmon sausages and four kinds of poutine. Continue heading up Butler and you’ll find a guitar shop where a gentleman

makes repairs in the window for the passing world to see; La Gourmandine, a French bakery where I scored a macaroon sandwich stuffed with litchi mousse and raspberries; and 720 Music, a hip hodgepodge smelling of fresh coffee grounds with records and T-shirts for sale along the walls. “How do you describe this?” I asked. “A record store meets coffee shop meets clothes store meets alternative bookstore?” “Something that exists nowhere else,” said the barista. After a day of walking through Lawrenceville, I felt the same way about that neighborhood. Even while embracing a 21st-century version of itself, Pittsburgh has firmly retained a proud, blue-collar sense of its history. It relishes the concept of the “yinzer” – based on the term “yinz guys” – which simply equates to someone from Pittsburgh. You’ll see plenty of yinzer

bumper stickers, buttons and even baby onesies. Search for the Internet comedy “Pittsburgh Dad,” and, even if the humor might be debatable, the idea of the yinzer will be clear. One distinct characteristic of yinzers is their love of sports. As one local who had previously lived in New York and Austin, Texas, observed, he had never resided anyplace where even the hipsters were sports fans. Being a Steelers fan in Pittsburgh goes without saying. The civic dedication to sports makes a visit to PNC Park a must even for people with a fleeting (or nonexistent) interest in baseball. The park was incorporated so beautifully into the city – whose skyline looms over center field – that it feels as if it were dropped into Legoland. Pittsburgh is full of mustdos, including the Duquesne Incline, an inclined-plane railroad that opened in 1877 and offers a creaky $2.50 wood-andsteel ride overlooking the city, and a Saturday stroll through the Strip District, a seven-block stretch of Penn Avenue that dazzles with ethnic food and local characters. Italian, Polish and Korean food purveyors are clustered with shops that seem to sell nothing but Steelers, Penguins and Pirates gear, and as you walk you pass one woman offering a dozen salsas and another with a dozen soaps. It’s the UN of shopping and food.


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The Sterling Noon Rotary Club recently made a donation to the Regional Spelling Bee. Robert Sondgeroth, Whiteside County Regional Office superintendent, received a check from Leon Kraut, Sterling Noon Rotary Club president. The Whiteside County Spelling Bee will be Feb. 24 at Morrison Junior High School, 643 Genesee Ave. Most Whiteside County schools will be represented. The club meets at noon Tuesday at the YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 413 First Ave. The public is welcome. Photo submitted.

Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club members collected items for Thanksgiving baskets for 10 needy families in Polo. Photos submitted.

Birkeys Farm Storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual awards banquet was Jan. 25 in Bloomington. Corey Shank (left), Prophetstown Birkeys parts manager, was recognized for 10 years of service by Denny Johnson, store manager.

Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club Cloverbuds made 4-H signs during a recent meeting.

Polo 4-H club makes donation Ron Matzen (left) and Greg Wisely (not pictured) also were recognized for 10 years of service by Johnson.

POLO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club members met in November to pack boxes for those in need in Polo. At this

time, members are collecting donated items for the Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon. They also are working on game

ideas for the upcoming penny carnival, The next meeting will be at 6:45 a.m. Feb. 17 at St. Mark Evangelical

Lutheran Church, 201 N Division Ave. For more information, call Tanya Bushman at 815-973-2748.

Prophetstown store to celebrate anniversary

Carroll Relay for Life meeting Tuesday

PROPHETSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In honor of its 60th year business, Birkeys Prophetstown, 200 North St., store will have an open house from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6. There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast.

MOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A planning meeting about the 11th annual Carroll County Relay for Life will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Land of Oz, 855 S. Mill St. The theme this year is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thinking Back Looking Forward.â&#x20AC;?

There also will be door prizes, raffles, demonstrations, and information booths on farming operations. All stores will conduct a food drive through April 4. All proceeds will go to local food pantries.

The Relay For Life event will be June 28 and 29 at Milledgeville High School. Team sign-ups are underway. Teams of one or more participate after seeking sponsorships before the event.

Sign-up for a team is $10 per participant. The relay is the signature, overnight event of the American Cancer Society. It is a time to celebrate survivors (anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved

ones, and raise money to fight against the disease. To sign-up or help sponsor the walk, call Donna Landis at 815-225-7088 or Cassandra Sendra at 800227-2345 or 815-229-1287. For more information, call Sendra.

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BY ALEX T. PASCHAL apaschal@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 540

ith influences from nature and her family, Dixon’s Amber Goldie has knotted together the things she loves into a business. Many contributed to the development of Goldie’s art: the grandmother, Elaine Wright, who taught her patience; her father, Keith Newell, who taught her technique; and son, Hayden, 11, whose nearly naked Pooh Bear needed a sweater. Her inspiration also comes from Mother Earth – “The smell of rain, the color of fall leaves or how the sun shines across the damp grass, all of it evokes a feeling” – These feelings are reflected not only in her custom-made sweaters, but in the art in and around her home studio. One gets the sense that Goldie surrounds herself with items that speak to her, and that each of her pieces have a story all their own. “The final product is for others,” Goldie said,” but the process is all mine.” Name: Amber Goldie. Age: 41 Town: Dixon Family: Husband, Chuck Goldie, Jr. Son, Hayden Goldie Schooling: Sterling High School, where she learned art from Jim Black and Bruce Bley Website: www.amberaesthetics.com Favorite Medium: Crocheting Artistic Influences: “Nature is my most prominent influence; so many things in the world can inspire.” Why? “I typically have several creative wheels turning at one time. If I was unable to express these thoughts, I am afraid I would be burdened with a lot of pent-up energy and consequently drive my loved ones mad, with myself shortly thereafter. All of my crafts give me great emotional satisfaction, from the design and planning to the execution. It’s all a joy to me.”

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ABOVE-LEFT: Goldie’s nature influence is shown through a tree art piece on a reclaimed piece of wood on display in her home studio. TOP: One of Goldie’s handmade, crocheted sweaters. Amber does not use a pattern for her sweaters. ABOVE: The art was learned from her grandmother at age 8 and honed by self-teaching over the years. FAR-LEFT: Bob Dylan lyrics written in calligraphy adorn the living room wall of her home. LEFT: A charcoal drawing of a surreal, dreamlike scene.


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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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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 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. 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

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DIXON Dixon Home for Sale Affordable 3-4 BR, 1.75 bath home in a northeast Dixon location. Www.614 OrchardSt.com $109,900 #122360 Call John Rosengren at RE/MAX Sauk Valley, 815284-4663 or visit www.Sauk ValleyHomes.net Why rent – start building equity today! Payments could be less than rent on 3BR, totally move-in ready Ranch home. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 1-3pm 506 Eels Ave. Dixon Call Diane Schnake Hartland Realty 815-440-4817

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3 BR. 2nd floor apt. 528 Morgan. $550/ mo. Pets OK! 708203-6677 Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151

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Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $700/ mo. plus utilities. No pets. Call 815-626-2145 Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No 815-537dogs. 9190, 815-4413999.

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2 Bed Duplex for rent in Sterling, across from CGH, very nice/great location, basement w/ W/D hook up, $545/mo., avail. imm., Call 815622-2725 SNLRentals.com

2BR Duplex, fenced in back yard, no pets, pay utilities, $400/mo +$400 dep. 408 ½ W. 6th St. Avail. Now 815-625-6122

4 bed, 2 bath house in Dixon, fenced yard, 2 cr garage, avail. immed. 815-677-1601 SNLrentals.com

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2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517

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Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

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s Chevrolet’s first V-8, rearwheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new Chevrolet SS, now available at Ken Nelson Auto Group in Dixon, is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track. It joins the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and revamped 2014 Camaro to broaden America’s favorite performance brand.

with additional side bolstering that hug the driver and front passenger in tighthandling situations. The SS’s steering system employs a variable-assist electric power steering system (EPS) that saves fuel by drawing energy only when the wheels are turned. The variable-effort design provides lighter parking efforts at low speed and greater effort at higher speeds, for a more direct steering feel.

Owners of the new SS will benefit from the proven, race-tested, global rear-wheel drive architecture that is the foundation for the Camaro, Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle and Holden’s VF Commodore.

The system is also calibrated to detect constant driver steering wheel load due to factors such as road camber and crosswind. The system will compensate to reduce steering effort to a more neutral level and lessen potential area driver fatigue.

“Chevrolet is notorious for delivering top-notch performance vehicles, as well as first-rate driving experiences,” said Warren Gridley General Manager at Ken Nelson Auto Group. “The all-new Chevrolet SS continues the tradition, and I know Sauk Valley area enthusiasts are going to love it!”

The Chevrolet SS also offers a long list of standard technologies including: supports Chevrolet MyLink and the standard GPS-based navigation system

The SS is powered by the LS3 Chevrolet V-8, delivering an SAE-certified 415 All The SS’s good looks blend performance cues and premium details for owners. horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb.-ft. of torque (563 Nm), and is matched with tires in front; 19 x 9-inch wheels with more lightweight aluminum components, braking assistance, if required. a six-speed automatic transmission that 275/35ZR19 tires at the rear. including the front steering knuckle and Handling is also optimized with a nearly can be shifted manually using TAPshift tension arms, delivers drivers tremendous 50/50 weight distribution and a low center paddles mounted on the steering wheel. of gravity – attributes made possible The 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 is the ride and handling characteristics. With an aggressive 3.27 final-drive ratio, power behind the SS’s driving experience. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard in part by the aluminum hood and rear the Chevrolet SS accelerates from 0 to 60 It is SAE-certified at 415 horsepower (310 and feature track-capable Brembo front deck lid that are 30 percent lighter than mph in about five seconds – making it one kW) and 415 lb.-ft. of torque (563 Nm) brakes, with four-piston, two-piece traditional steel panels. of the quickest sedans on the market. And and paired with the Hydra-Matic 6L80 aluminum front calipers and large, 14-inch The SS’s good looks blend performance to ensure it turns and stops as well as it six-speed automatic with paddle-shift (355 mm) two-piece front rotors. The cues and premium details for owners. accelerates; the Chevrolet SS also features control. The engine’s torque is channeled aluminum front calipers provide increased Staggered front and rear wheels, which a sport-tuned chassis, including: to the rear axle, which has a 3.27 ratio for stiffness to reduce fluid displacement are pushed out to the corners, enhance the MacPherson strut front and multi-link a great feeling of performance. Engine and caliper deformation without adding sporting, muscular stance of the SS. Up independent rear suspension geometry weight. The result is an enhancement to front, the aluminum hood features a subtle Electronic power steering system, The rear suspension is a multi-link braking feel and overall vehicle dynamics “power bulge” hinting at the capability of optimized for sport driving independent system with coil-over shock for drivers. the engine underneath. Standard Brembo front brakes, with absorbers and decoupled stabilizer bar. ventilated, 14-inch (355-mm) two-piece It has high lateral stiffness for handling Electronic Brake Force Distribution The spacious interior of the SS will through three lateral ball joints per side optimizes control of rear brake pressure comfortably accommodate five adults, rotors and four-piston calipers with improved longitudinal compliance. A on all road surfaces and under all vehicle with 42.3 inches of front legroom and Forged aluminum wheels, wrapped in rubber isolated suspension frame isolates loading conditions. Electronic Brake 39.7 inches of rear legroom. Leather ultra-high-performance Bridgestone tires: the body from road imperfections and Assist senses how hard and fast a driver seating surfaces are standard, as are eight19 x 8.5-inch wheels with 245/40ZR19 drivetrain vibrations. The inclusion of hits the brake pedal and gives extra way power adjustable front bucket seats

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The SS is offered in five exterior colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Red Hot 2, Phantom Black, Heron White and Mystic Green Metallic. The SS interior is offered exclusively in black, and a power sunroof is available. The all-new 2014 Chevrolet SS has a suggested starting retail price of $44,470.

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