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Bay Valley, union to negotiate for fourth time today BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – The Dixon VFW hall was filled with nearly 150 union workers at noon Thursday. Some of them, just a week earlier, were at work at the Bay Valley Foods plant on the western edge of Dixon. The Teamsters Local 722 workers went on strike at 11 p.m. last Thursday, after their contract with Bay Valley Foods, a Green Bay-based company, expired Dec. 28. Since the strike began, the two sides have met with a federal mediator three Teamsters 722 president times and have a Steve Mongan fourth negotiating session set for 9:30 a.m. today. “If we can get it done [today], [to]night, we’ll vote on Sunday,” Steve Mongan, the union president, said during a rally for the workers at the Dixon VFW hall on Thursday. “And you can go back to work on Monday.” Bay Valley Foods called in nonunion workers to run the plant on Wednesday, Mongan said. The company was also using management staff from its other plants to run the plant. “The company has no comment on today’s events and looks forward to resuming negotiations [on Friday],” Bay Valley Foods said in an emailed statement.

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Jerry Rodriguez shuts off the lights in the windows of La Famila restaurant Thursday afternoon after the Whiteside County Health Department told all Rock Falls businesses to close until the city’s raw sewage backup was resolved.

Sewage backup prompts Stores close; residents city to shut off all water scramble for resources BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

ROCK FALLS – A massive backup of raw sewage at its main lift station led the city to shut off water service to all of its customers Thursday afternoon. Service still was off Thursday night, with a best-case scenario having water turned back on this morning.

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Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott said the city was pumping an estimated 22,000 gallons of sewage out of two of three underground floors. Once that work was completed, Wescott said, the city would determine what caused the failure. For some reason, the sewage stopped being pumped into the city’s sewage facility. SHUTDOWN CONTINUED ON A2

BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

ROCK FALLS – What do you do when you have no running water in your home? For some Thursday in Rock Falls, where the city’s water supply was shut down about 3:40 p.m. because of a sewer system failure, the

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response was to go buy bottled water. But even that proved problematic. “Their doors are locked,” Mickey Vasquez said in front of the Save-a-Lot grocery on First Avenue. Vasquez washed his dishes at home before the water was shut off. SCRAMBLE CONTINUED ON A12

RALLY CONTINUED ON A10

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We hope it’s a simple thing to get the pump going. We’ve never had a situation like this in our city’s history.

I said that I had three kids, and they said just go out and melt snow. I know they’re frustrated, but just say ‘We’re working on it’ or something.”

Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott

Rock Falls resident Debbie, who declined to give her last name

VALENTINE’S DAY

Sticking point inside Get the detailed explanation of the issue at the heart of the strike on A10.

‘We have all we ever want’ For couple, 62 years later, that’s still simply each other BY KIMBERLY WATLEY Special to SVM

VAN PETTEN – Down an old back road, 90 miles west of Chicago, love is alive and well for Dave and Babe Brandon. But there will be no Hallmark cards, no jewelry or trinkets shared between them on Valentine’s Day. The two rarely exchange gifts. “We’re rich,” Dave said. “We have all we ever want,”

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Babe added. “We are happy and content … don’t need anything more than that,” he adds. “But I do, once in a while, buy her chocolates in a nice heart-shaped box.” Smiles cross their faces, as he adds, “She doesn’t like chocolate – but I do.” The couple, married for 62 years, say a long-lasting marriage isn’t so much about can-

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dies and cards, or the give and take most people believe in. “It’s all about the adventure,” they say in unison with raised brows and broad smiles. Babe added, “We’ve been on a lot of adventures together.” Their journey began in 1936, when they were just 3 and 4. Her uncle married his aunt.

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Dave and Babe Brandon look through a family photo album. The couple met when they were 3 and 4 years old, respectively. At 82, they have been married 62 years and say after all these years, they couldn’t ask for a better valentine.

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“We hope it’s a simple thing to get the pump going,� Wescott said, adding, “We’ve never had a situation like this before in our city’s history.� He said he hoped the fix would be quick, but said that getting out all of the sewage would take some time. Wescott stressed that the city’s water supply was not contaminated, and there was no spillage of sewage. “The water system is intact,� Wescott said. Wescott and City Administrator Robbin Blackert said residents should not use melted snow to flush their toilets. All city water users had their service shut off about 3:40 p.m. Thursday. The decision was made, the mayor said, to make sure water and sewer usage didn’t make the problem at the lift station worse. The breakdown was at the city’s new lift station, which went active July 28, 2011. There was a power outage in the lift station area about noon Thursday. City officials think the problem might be related to that outage, but aren’t sure. Emergency generators and alarms did not go off in the station, Wescott said. About 2:30 p.m., a “no-flow� alert went off. Even though people who have

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David Barajas, owner of La Familia restaurant in Rock Falls, speaks by phone with the Whiteside County Health Department on Thursday. private wells still can use water, the city in a news release urged them not to, since they’re connected to the city sewer service. The fire department was asked to dump city hydrants to empty the system. Meanwhile, the city set up emergency operation centers where residents could use a portable toilet and receive free drinking water. Those sites are at Rock Falls High School, Rock Falls Middle School, Thome Elementary School, and the Rock Falls Community Building. The centers were scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. today if needed. Porta-Potties were on trucks in the parking lot at City Hall as Wescott spoke Thursday night. Water was donated by Wal-Mart.

If people wish to contact the city, call 815-625-2151. Wescott assured residents that the water shutoff wouldn’t affect the fire department’s ability to fight a fire. Off-duty members of the Rock Falls Fire Department were called into work in the afternoon. The department has one tower with water where tanker trucks could fill up. And, Wescott said, between the Rock Falls and Sterling departments, enough tanker trucks were available. Stores throughout the city were closed. Schools were waiting to see if they would be able to be in session today. All schools, businesses, restaurants and bars were notified by the Whiteside County Health Department to close until further notice. Rock Falls District 13 and East Coloma-Nelson said the status of classes at their schools today is uncertain. Both districts said they would make announcements by 6 a.m. Rock Falls High School was not scheduled to be in session today because of a Teacher’s Institute day. At a 10 p.m. Thursday update at City Hall, Wescott said the first priority would be to fire up one of the four pumps. “If we get one online, this time of year that might be good enough,� Wescott said.

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Judge: No cameras for Sheleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s testimony So far, five requests granted; Joyce expects more to come BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

being videotaped or photographed by the media, although audio recording devices still may be used. Five such requests have been allowed so far. Whiteside County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Trish Joyce said Thursday that she expects more requests will be made. Sheley, 34, of Sterling, is facing 15 counts of firstdegree murder in the deaths of four people who

ROCK ISLAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A request by Nicholas Sheleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister to limit media coverage of her testimony in Sheleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming murder trial was granted Thursday in Rock Island County Court. Rock Island County Judge Jeffrey Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor agreed to allow Heidi Sheley to testify without

were found beaten to death in a Rock Falls apartment on June 28, 2008: Brock Judge Jeffrey B r a n s o n , Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor 29; his fiancĂŠe, Kilynna Blake, 20; her 2-year-old son, Dayan; and Kenneth Ulve, 25. Their bodies were discovered 2 days later. His trial is set to begin May 12 in Rock Island County Court. The trial was moved from Whiteside County

at the request of Sheleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Jeremy Karlin, who said past media coverage might prejudice a jury in Rock Island. Sheley already has been convicted of the murders of Ronald Randall, 65, of Galesburg, and Russell Reed, 93, of Sterling. He is serving two life sentences without parole for those crimes. Sheley also is charged in the deaths of Arkansas couple Jill and Tom Estes, both 54, who were killed in Festus, Mo. During Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearing, attorneys told

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor that DNA evidence in the four deaths in Rock Falls is being tested at an Illinois State Police crime lab and results should be in by April 9. The DNA was taken from clothing items Sheley discarded in a gas station Dumpster in Festus, Mo., where he fled after the Illinois murders. The items, stained with blood, were found by police and sent to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Crime Lab. Prosecutors

said DNA from the four victims, Nicholas Sheley, and his wife, Holly Sheley, were found on the clothing items. Nicholas Sheley sat quietly at the defense table throughout Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brief hearing, flanked by Rock Island County deputies and members of the Illinois Department of Correctionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special Operations unit. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reporter Rachel Warmke of the Dispatch of Moline and Rock Island Argus contributed to this story.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In an effort to encourage new businesses, Mayor Jim Burke is trying to bring a competition to town. On Tuesday, Burke held a meeting with representatives from various business and organizations, such as Sauk Valley Community College, Midland States Bank and Lee County Economic Development, among others,

at the public safety building to get a presentation from Venture Advisors, a St. Louis-based company. Venture Advisors proposed bringing a competition, the Startup Success Competition, to Dixon as a way to spur entrepreneurial development, said Lee Crockett, a senior mentor with the company. The competition also gives residents with a business idea the tools needed to develop the idea into a business plan and actual business, Crockett said. Most successful busi-

nesses start out small, Burke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we really want to do is create an entrepreneurial ambiance in this area,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And this is one way to start it.â&#x20AC;? As part of the overall competition program, Venture Advisors hosts workshops, Crockett said, where the entrepreneurs learn the best way to translate their idea into a business proposal summary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about five pages long. Then, he said, finalists will be chosen to present their business idea to a panel of local judges during a public event.

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elevator in central Illinois, injuring two and spilling an estimated 100,000 bushels of corn. The Sangamon County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department says ice and snow might have caused the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train to leave the tracks.

The winner of the competition can be awarded a cash prize, Crockett Mayor Jim said, or even Burke free rent in a downtown storefront for a year. The cash prizes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be in the $50,000 range, he said, in order to get the interest in the

competition, adding that $5,000 could be plenty. The cost for Venture Advisors to run the competition and workshops is about $10,000, Crockett said. That money, Burke said, could hopefully be raised among the halfdozen organizations that were represented during the initial meeting. The prize money for first, second and third

place, he said, will also have to be raised by local businesses or organizations. The benefit for the city, local economy and businesses, Crockett said, was a potential influx of success businesses. A final decision hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been made about the competition, Burke said Thursday, and additional discussions and meetings might be held.

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Helen L. Knox Mary Ihde of Jefferson, Wis. She also was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Margaret AitkenIrion; two sisters, Lola Lubahn and Ruth Entwhistle; and five brothers, Harry, Willis, Donald, and Raymond Irion, and Robert Irion in infancy. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at BosmaRenkes Funeral Home in Morrison, with the Rev. Michael Selburg, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials have been established to First Presbyterian Church and Resthave Home. Visit www.bosmarenkes. com to send condolences.

Norma C. Buettner SUBLETTE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Norma C. Buettner, 84, of Sublette, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Mendota Lutheran Home. She was born July 23, 1929, in Meriden Township, to Peter and Laura (Lamps) Mathesius. She married Earl Buettner on Aug. 23, 1953, at St. John Lutheran Church in Mendota. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church; Business and Professional Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club; Lee County Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4079 Ladies Auxiliary; and Mendota Community Hospital Auxiliary, where she volunteered. She is survived by one

brother, Earl Mathesius of Mendota; close friends, Joe and Shawn Myers; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2008; and one brother, Melvin. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Mendota Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or Mendota Lutheran Home.

Della Mae Johnson MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Della Mae Johnson, 90, of Morrison, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Resthave Home in Morrison. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 11 a.m.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tickets for a Whitney Houston musical tribute show, with the proceeds going toward building two statues in Dixon, go on sale today. The show will be held on March 14 in the Dixon High School audi-

torium. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with a performance from the Center Stage Dance Studio at 7 p.m., and the main performance by Jazmine will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Dixon Tourism, Dixon Main Street

and Venier Jewelers, the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organizer, John Weitzel said. Proceeds from the show, and three upcoming musical tributes, will go toward building the Ronald Reagan lifeguard statue at Lowell Park and a statue of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fatherâ&#x20AC;? John Dixon, Weitzel said. The upcoming shows, which will all be held at the Dixon Theater,

include a Neil Diamond tribute April 19, a Celine Dion tribute May 24 and a Frank Sinatra tribute June 21. Tickets for those shows will go on sale 30 days before each performance and will cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call Weitzel at 815-2840431.

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VAN PETTEN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Brandons met in 1936 and began dating when they were 17. Now, at 82, they reminisce about their lives and adventures together. Their first job together was working on the farm of Babeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father. But Dave was having a hard time under her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harsh working conditions. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, without a plan, he simply asked whether she wanted to take off and head out west. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get the hell out of here,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? she recalled. They packed up their four children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Jr., Stan, and their adopted daughters, Tracy, and Kim â&#x20AC;&#x201C; along with their meager belongings, and drove westward before landing in Montana. They bought a grocery store and worked day and night. But because the town was small and the store was across the street from the firehouse, they were told by the previous owner that they would also have to respond to fire calls. Ready for the challenge, they manned the station together. Dave became chief and Babe was his assistant on the volunteer department. They traveled to Yellow-

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The sign reads â&#x20AC;&#x153;Van Petten, Population 2,â&#x20AC;? but it might just as well say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brandon,â&#x20AC;? because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the name of the couple living there. stone National Park in make adventures hard to 1988 to help fight the his- come by, but not for the toric fire. Brandons. One day they decided As the sole proprietors, to sell the store and seek they have built a library in another adventure. Stay- the upstairs of their home, ing in Montana, they and a museum in the bought an orchard with lower level. cherry and apple trees. The third Sunday of They learned about graft- each month, they host a ing and beekeeping, add- â&#x20AC;&#x153;hammer-inâ&#x20AC;? for blacking those skills to their smith enthusiasts at their growing rĂŠsumĂŠs. home shop. No matter the job at At 82, Babe effortlessly hand, they were together, swings an 8-pound hameven during their short mer, acting as Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stint as lumberjacks. apprentice. Together they â&#x20AC;&#x153;She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too good show visitors how to build with a chainsaw,â&#x20AC;? Dave â&#x20AC;&#x153;anything and everysaid with a chuckle. thingâ&#x20AC;? out of iron. They ended up selling â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can dream it, we the orchard and buying can make it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A the old store again, where blacksmith can fix everythey worked for several thing, except the crack more years before finding of dawn and a broken their way back home. heart.â&#x20AC;? Fourteen years ago, they Their monthly hammercame back to VanPetten. ins keeps old friends and The entire 130-acre town new people stopping by is all theirs, passed down regularly. from her family. In their tiny town, they Living in a town with share mayoral responsia population of 2 could bilities, alternating every

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At the outdoor reception, all of the children played together. Photos in her family album show the two side by side. At 7 years old, they made their Holy Communion together, and again they are pictured together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were by each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side all of the time,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still are,â&#x20AC;? she said, patting his arm as she sat next to him. Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family moved from town to town, while Babeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remained in VanPetten, which is in Lee County. They would see one another from time to time while visiting the aunt and uncle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go out in the bean field, looking for

bugs,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d play together all the time. We still do.â&#x20AC;? Fourteen years would pass before they fell in love. Occasional family functions brought them together in their early years, ultimately coming to an end as they grew older. Despite both families living in neighboring rural Lee and Whiteside counties their entire childhoods, Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family moved so often they never went to school together â&#x20AC;&#x201C; until their senior year of high school. She began, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He walked into the homeroom â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was walking along, minding my own business, and this gal dragged me into the bushes!â&#x20AC;? he joked. Laughing, she said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not exactly what happened. I saw him walk in, and I nudged

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6 months. Babe will be mayor again in May, on her 83rd birthday. Since November, 82-year-old Dave has been at the helm. There have been rough roads along their journey, they admit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get through,â&#x20AC;? he said. When they were 50 years old, Babe was sick. Over 4 months, she grew weaker. Dave watched helplessly, asking what he could do to help. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d wave him away, saying she was fine. When she could no longer walk or speak, he sat at the edge of the bed beside her, took her face into his hands, looked her in the eyes and said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrong with you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dying!â&#x20AC;? With that, he scooped her up, carried her to the car, and took her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with Guillain-BarrĂŠ Syndrome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is kind of like polio; she was paralyzed,â&#x20AC;? he said, never taking his eyes off her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took her 6 weeks to learn how to walk again. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take her hands, help her stand, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d walk backward, with her hands in mine, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take steps forward.â&#x20AC;? Smiling at his wife, Dave said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoyed it all. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go back and do it all again. Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you, honey?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You bet your bippy I would!â&#x20AC;? Their motto is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You learn something new every day, and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit in the shade of your own tree.â&#x20AC;?

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my girlfriend and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna get that bugger.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I just knew I would. And I did.â&#x20AC;? As 17, they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize they had met before. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until their courtship was official and she took him to meet her family that her last name clicked, and he realized Babe was the same little girl he used to hunt bugs with years earlier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what ya call kismet,â&#x20AC;? Dave said. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been inseparable ever since. What has made it work for all those years is their understanding, communication, adventureseeking personalities and, of course, their love. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t no 50-50; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 percent,â&#x20AC;? Babe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the one giving 100 percent, and sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s him. Even if one of you does something wrong, you

have to try to understand and hope that when you make a mistake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and you will, we all do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll understand, too.â&#x20AC;? He said he and his wife are as â&#x20AC;&#x153;different as night and day,â&#x20AC;? but talk all the time and thoroughly enjoy one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company. Whether discussing the daily news or strolling down memory lane, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She listens good.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, and the home cooking,â&#x20AC;? Dave said, rubbing his stomach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real fine too, maybe a little too fine.â&#x20AC;? When they walk, they are still hand in hand. When they watch TV, they still snuggle up on the couch. When they go to bed each night and wake in the morning, they share kisses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always have,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always will,â&#x20AC;? she added.


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ecently, we asked to see the autopsy report for Shane D. Cataline, 30, the Toledo, Ohio, man who was shot to death by a state conservation officer. The Whiteside County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney has ruled that the killing was justified, saying Cataline was â&#x20AC;&#x153;likely to cause imminent death or great bodily harmâ&#x20AC;? to officers. After we asked for the report, County Administrator Joel Horn, who handles public records requests, informed us that it would cost $50 for the 8-page document. That amounts to $6.25 a page. More than likely, the county could send the report to us via email â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in other words, no copying of documents. Under state law, a coronerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is permitted to charge $50 for a report. And many counties list that charge on their websites, including Cook and Kane.

being under the Freedom of Information Act. She said the coronerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s law and Freedom of Information Act conflict. Esther Seitz, an attorney for the Illinois Press Association, pointed to a section of the Freedom of Information Act that allows other statutes to set rates for hard copies. But if an agency can feasibly provide a digital version, FOIA requires it to do so. A public body can charge the actual cost of a digital medium such as a CD, but it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t assess fees for the search or personnel costs associated with it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;except to the extent that the General Assembly expressly provides.â&#x20AC;? Whiteside County would charge $50 either way, Horn said in an email. Such a charge has a deterrent effect; few are willing to pay it. It keeps people from watching over their public servants. In our case, the deter-

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Under the Freedom of Information Act, government agencies are barred from charging for the first 50 pages of a document. Of course, that provision is riddled with exceptions in other state laws. For instance, one statute allows law enforcement agencies to charge up to $5 for an accident report. Most charge that amount. In Lee County, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received autopsy reports for free via email. Lee County Deputy Coroner Marty Meyer said her office charges $50 for a report, unless a person presents a request as

rent worked. We decided against spending the $50.

An awkward number Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abiding Word Church wants more Likes on its Facebook page, which helps spread its message. The other day, the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior pastor, Scott Porter, wrote that Abiding Word had 666 likes on its page. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awesome, but that kind of creeps me out. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already, please click on the church name [link] and like our page to put us over the top of that number,â&#x20AC;? he wrote. Porterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plea worked. By the next morning, the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likes had rocketed to 734. David Giuliani is a news editor for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at dgiuliani@ saukvalley.com or 800798-4085, ext. 525. Follow him on Twitter: @DGiuliani_SVM.

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The upper floors of the five-story county courthouse in Sterling have been vacant for years. That could change. Earlier this month, the Whiteside County Board took its first step toward transferring the courthouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second through fifth floors to Sterling Today, a group that focuses on downtown development. The county has long owned the basement and

first floor of the courthouse, 101 E. Third St. In August, it paid $30,000 for the upper floors, which were owned by Central Illinois Real Estate Holdings of Peoria, County Administrator Joel Horn said. After buying the upper floors, the county fixed the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roof, a project that cost about $100,000, Horn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those floors have been empty off and on for 20 or 30 years,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There would have to be quite a few improvements made. The previous own-

ers werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taking care of the building. We wanted someone to be a responsible owner in maintaining it.â&#x20AC;? On Feb. 4, the County Board approved giving Sterling Today an option to buy the floors for a nominal cost of $1. The process, Horn said, is â&#x20AC;&#x153;very preliminary.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The county doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be a landlord,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not interested in redeveloping that part of the building. We know Sterling Today will take care of the build-

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tion responsibilities, in addition to others. In a presentation to the Dixon City Council, Main Street Executive Director Josh Albrecht said his organization was in favor of the Riverfront Commission staying intact as an expert group. The city council will have to place the formal merger contract on file and then approve it at a later city council meeting. Main Street is expected to take over most of the revenue generating functions of the Riverfront Commission, Reed said, but the commission said it wanted to keep the Dixon Riverfront-branded wine. Additionally, Reed said the Riverfront Commission will operate â&#x20AC;&#x153;business as usualâ&#x20AC;? until the merger and can still set reservations for events or sell the engraved bricks. The Riverfront Commission was scheduled to vote on commission officers Tuesday night, Reed said, but will wait until after the merger to make those votes.

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ing the way it should be. In the long run, this is a win-win for downtown. They will redevelop it into something that will be an asset for the community.â&#x20AC;? Among other projects, Sterling Today helped develop a downtown alley. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s members include local attorney Dan Hawkins and Heather Sotelo, executive director of the Greater Sterling Development Corp. Sterling Today representatives couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be reached today for comment.

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Eric Lawson was the fifth Marlboro Man to die of cancer, the disease triggered by the deadly product he promoted for years. Like other Marlboro Men, Mr. Lawson, who died last month, was a willing shill for the multibillion-dollar tobacco industry. Fifty years ago, the first surgeon generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report on smoking and its effects on health fingered cigarettes as the major culprit in escalating rates of lung cancer and heart disease. With an estimated 40 percent of Americans smoking at the time, more credence was given to the seductive Marlboro Man ads than to doctors who sounded the alarm on the dangers of cigarettes. Today smoking rates have fallen to 18 percent

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An undated photo, courtesy of Susan Lawson, shows Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s. Lawson, 72, died Jan. 10, 2014, at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif., of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to his wife, Susan Lawson. among adults. Decades of devastating cancer rates and heart disease have convinced people that the Marlboro Men and the industry they served were deceiving us. Still, 44 million Americans, including 6 million teenagers, remain hooked. Young people are espe-

cially susceptible to the lure of cigarette advertising. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the Food & Drug Administration, with its new mandate to regulate cigarettes, is launching a $115 million anti-smoking campaign aimed at children. The ads will appear on radio and TV, in print and social media.

The messages donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rehash arguments about the cancer risks of smoking because too many teens believe theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invincible. Instead, the FDA decided to use appeals that showcase the deleterious effects of smoking on teeth, skin and body. The vanity of the moment means a lot more to teenagers than what might happen to their lungs after decades of smoking. If the campaign gets them to quit or not start at all, it will have been a battle worth waging.

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Celebrate Black History Month in February JIM G. BURKE Dixon

Many African-Americans are a part of the history of the Dixon community, which should be remembered as we celebrate Black History Month during February. In governmental service, they have served on the city council, city commissions and boards, township government, Lee County Board, and some I am probably neglecting to mention. Many of these Dixonites marched off and fought for this coun-

try in World Wars I and II and all wars since. Our African-American citizens have served with distinction in the area of education, playing a significant role in the religious and secular schooling of young Dixonites in preschool, grade and high school, and Sauk Valley Community College. They have and are continuing to contribute to Dixon history. Whether it was the close friendship between a young Winston â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winkâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; McReynolds and a boy named Ronald Reagan, or black athletes providing football, basketball, and other Dixon sports fans great entertainment, or

adults providing leadership in all areas of society, African-Americans are to be appreciated and applauded for their contribution to the history of life in Dixon. I urge all of us to reflect on and celebrate Black History. The Next Picture Show Fine Arts Center will have an exhibit of AfricanAmerican art through April 5. The Dixon Public Library has a special display of interesting black history books available for checkout. Books on First has a wide array of books on exhibit from pre-Civil War authors to contemporary historians, including local author Larry Jones.

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To the people of the Twin Cities area: On Feb. 5, I was shopping at Save-A-Lot in Rock Falls for a lunch item. A few hours later, I was told to stop on the way home at ALDI for milk. Now, being married for 50 years, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned to do as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been told without question. I located the milk and decided to also purchase a jar of cheese spread, and then proceeded to the checkout where I was in line behind a lady with one-half of her cart full. She insisted I go ahead of her, which I did. As I waited, I reached for my money clip â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was gone. I told the cashier, as I sat my items on the counter behind me, that I lost my money. I was about to leave when the lady behind me stopped me to offer to buy my items. I smiled and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, thank you,â&#x20AC;? but she insisted twice more. I again declined her offer with a smile. Then a lady, who was just finishing bagging her groceries, walked over and stopped me and offered twice to pay for my groceries. I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks, but no,â&#x20AC;? with a smile and left. I then returned to SaveA-Lot in Rock Falls to see whether I was lucky enough to find my money clip, with my driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. The cashier smiled as I approached and informed me that after I left, the second customer handed her my clip, which she placed in their office. She retrieved it and it was handed to me exactly as I left it. Yes, I bought the milk there. People in Rock Falls and Sterling are not only honest but giving to someone they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know. I still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quit from smiling, every time I think of it. Thank you, ladies. Note to readers: Dave Leonard, a business owner in Rock Falls for the past 30-plus years, has lived for the past 20-plus years in Sterling.

a Jan. 24 Washington Post article, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a compromise in the making. Citizenship and what to do about those who violated the immigration law are the main issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The crux of the issue for Democrats is how many of those immigrants would be able to earn citizenship. The Senate plan would put undocumented immigrants on a path to achieving legal status, known as a green card, within 10 years and citizenship 3 years later. Federal agencies have estimated that seven [million] to eight million immigrants would reach that goal.â&#x20AC;? The Post quotes Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Pew Hispanic Center poll last month â&#x20AC;Ś found 61 percent of immigrant Latinos believe ending deportations is more important than a path to citizenship.â&#x20AC;? Amnesty by any other name is amnesty. If the poll is anywhere near correct, why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the 61 percent connect the dots? Obama deported more than two million workers during his term of office. Deported. Those arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t voluntary exits. Why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t people call a spade a spade? The Democrats courted the Hispanic vote, then stabbed them in the back. The truth is, immigration is dwindling, part of the ebb and flow of reality. International corporations and other major employers are taking their business elsewhere in search of cheap labor. The market for labor from Mexico is drying up. The path to citizenship, to the Democrats, means more votes for their party. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not borne of compassion for the poor, illegal alien. Republicans think the 27 percent Hispanic vote will be quelled, pacified by going along with the Democrats. Both are sadly wrong; another phenomenon G.G. GARCIA like the terrorists comAmboy ing through Canada. Let The push for immigra- us build a wall along the tion reform is back on the Mexican border for secufront burner. According to rity of our nation.

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Let us know. Write your own letter to the editor and send it to: letters@saukvalley. com For myself, I will read one book in February on black history, as I do every year. This year I purchased â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Speeches by African Americans.â&#x20AC;? I invite all Dixon area residents, young and old, to join me in selecting a book and learning more about black history. It is a captivating subject well worth your time. Note to readers: Jim G. Burke is the mayor of Dixon.

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LEFT: The Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, celebrates all things Norwegian. The museum is open daily all year, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter. ABOVE: This cozy room is part of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum’s displays of Norwegian culture. The museum has a main building and 12 historic buildings in Decorah, Iowa.

Fishing boat, ship part of exhibits at Iowa museum BY ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 575

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ECORAH, Iowa – The Vesterheim NorwegianAmerican Museum takes its name from the Norwegian word for western home. Having left their roots in Norway to go west to America, Norwegian immigrants brought the culture of their homeland to a new place. Today, the museum celebrates their contributions to this country with more than 24,000 artifacts. These items range from folk art to

agricultural tools. Starting on the ground floor, murals in the lobby show Norwegian scenes representing the mid1800s. The focus on this level is on life in Norway. Guests can see folk costumes and a replica of a home. Also included is information about leaving Norway and making the voyage to America. Some of the highlights are a fishing boat, the Nordland; the TradeWind, a ship; and an altar from the Norwegian Seamen’s Church of Brooklyn, N.Y. Moving up to the second story, visitors will

If you go What: Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Where: 502 W. Water St., Decorah, Iowa When: Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to April 30; closed Easter. Open Air Division of historic buildings not availfind items that shine, such as bridal crowns and silver, the art of woodcraft, furnishings for houses, and the Selland House, a log home. Three galleries are on

able for tours until May 1. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for age 7 to 18, and $8 for age 65 and older. Information: Visit www.vesterheim.org, write info@vesterheim. org or call 563-3829681. the third floor. The Maland Walker Gallery is all about textiles. Here guests will see spinning wheels, looms, and the textiles themselves. The museum’s temporary exhibits are in the Anna

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More talking helps baby’s brains Using longer sentences is helpful, too WASHINGTON (AP) – The sooner you start explaining the world to your baby, the better. That doesn’t mean flash cards for tots, or merely pointing out objects: “Here’s an orange. That’s a bowl.” New research shows that both how much and how well parents talk with babies and toddlers help to tune the youngsters’ brains in ways that build crucial language and vocabulary skills – a key to fighting the infamous word gap that puts poor children at a disadvantage at an even younger age

than once thought. The idea is to connect words and meaning, so the brain becomes primed to learn through context: “Let’s put the orange in this bowl with the banana and the apple and the grapes.” “You’re building intelligence through language,” is how Stanford University psychology professor Anne Fernald explains it. “It’s making nets of meaning that then will help the child learn new words.” And forget dumbeddown baby talk: Longer, more complex sentences are better. “The advice I give mothers is to have conversations with your babies,” said Erika Hoff, a psychology professor at Florida Atlantic University. “Chil-

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tots even before they can respond. That can be difficult for parents working multiple jobs, or who may not read well or who simply don’t know why it’s important. Scientists have long known that before they start kindergarten, children from middle-class or affluent families have heard millions more words than youngsters from low-income families, leaving the poorer children with smaller vocabularies and less ready to succeed academically. Fernald said by some measures, 5-yearolds from low-income families can lag 2 years behind their peers in tests of language development, an achievement gap that’s difficult to overcome.

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Hong Gallery and the Hauge Gallery. Equally interesting are the basement displays touching upon the military – Norwegians in the Civil War and World War II. This level also holds the church gallery with altar paintings and a carved altar. Continue to explore on the fun side of life learning about music, toys, sleds and skis. Also included in the basement is printing equipment. Although the indoor part of the museum is open when winter winds blow, a second part opens in May. The

Vesterheim’s Open Air Division holds 12 historic buildings, which guests have access to through guided tours. They will see a grist mill and house from Valdres in Norway, pioneer log houses, an 1851 restored stone mill, a Norwegian storage building called a stabbur, a log parochial school, a house with stovewood construction, a prairie home and Lutheran church from North Dakota, and a shed for drying hops. This could well be worth a second visit to Decorah.

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933 Mekeel Rd., Dixon, Rt. 52 S.E. Church 284-3090 Parsonage 285-0360 Adam Meyer, Pastor Sunday 9:30am - Morning Fellowship Sunday School Sunday 10:30 - Worship Service Wednesday 7:00pm - Family Night (all ages)

32 N. Jones, Amboy, IL Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Saturday Evenings 4:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m. & 10:30a.m.

ST. ANNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC

1104 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon, 288-3131 Father Antoni Kretoroicz, Priest Confessions Sat. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mass Saturday 5:00 p.m., Sunday Service 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GRAND DETOUR

Ridge Road, Dixon, 652-4488 Li Arellano, Sr. Pastor Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.

FAITH FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

417 E. 3rd Street., Sterling, 626-2577 Sunday School 9:00 a.m Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Visitors Welcome. Phone 626-2577

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

313 Van Buren Ave., Dixon 288-2453 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening 5:00 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

FAITH FELLOWSHIP GENERAL BAPTIST

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

725 N. Brinton, Dixon, 288-5091 Rev. Kenneth Hendley, 288-3689 Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm.

111 East 2nd, Dixon, 284-6823 Bunyan & Rachel Cocar - Co-Pastors Sunday School 9:15, Worship 10:30, Bible Study is on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST

Dan Bentz, Pastor 598 Riverlane, Dixon, 288-5212 (1 Mile West On Dixon-Sterling Freeway) Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Worship Wed. 7:00 p.m. Awana Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 3 years thru 6th grade

123 S. Hennepin, Dixon, 288-1222 Pastor Lynn Bond Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY

321 W. 2nd St., Dixon, 288-4719 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Service 11 a.m. Service every third Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH

501 W. 3rd St., Dixon, 288-1566 Pastor Galon Darby Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 11 a.m. Mid Week Prayer Service 6 p.m. Wed.

PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Pastor Gregg Downs Penn Corner on Lowell Park Rd., Polo, 946-3949 Sun. School 9:30, Worship 10:30

DIXON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

215 N. Court, Dixon, 284-2711 Rev. Marty Creager, Pastor Sun. School 10:45, Worship 9:30 a.m.

2709 16th Ave., Sterling, 625-1229 William F. Stocks, Bishop Sacrament Meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Primary for children: 10:45 Priesthood, Relief Society & Young Women: 11:45

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Nachusa, 284-4152, Brant Clements, Pastor Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.

FAITH DISCOVERY CHURCH

801 W. Oregon St., Polo, 815-946-3588 Jeremy Heller, Pastor Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am, Nursery Available Non-denominational Christian Church Visitors Welcome

LINCOLN AVENUE CHURCH OF GOD

704 Lincoln Ave., Dixon, 288-1142 Pastor Mike Worrel Check us out on facebook Wednesday: 6:30-8:00pm Jump childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry & Fushion youth ministry Prayer 6:30pm, 7:00-8:00pm adult bible study Sunday: 9:30 S.S. for children and adults 10:30 worship & childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church

ST. PATRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC

612 S. Highland, Dixon, 284-7719 Father Bernard Sehr Confessions 3 p.m., Sat. Mass 4:30 p.m. Sun. Mass 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:00pm

CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

ST. FLANNEN CATHOLIC

Missouri Synod, 284-4554, 2035 IL Rt. 26, Dixon Pastor David Andermann, Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School and Education Hour 10:15 a.m.

2nd & Shelhammer, Harmon, 857-2315 Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Sunday 9:00am Worship Weekdays as Scheduled

MENDOTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

ST. MARY CATHOLIC

900 Monroe Street, Mendota 815-539-6232 Pastor Timothy Kaiser Sunday School 9:30 a.m. all ages Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Bible Study Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Walton Road, Walton, 857-3891 Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Saturday 6:00pm Worship, Weekdays as Scheduled

SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC

TURNING POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH

Rt. 1, Maytown Rd., Maytown Rev. Joel Lopez, Priest Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Weekdays as Scheduled

944 Stony Point Rd., Dixon, 288-2625 Don Beasley, Pastor Sunday Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m. Wed. Christian Education 6:30 p.m.

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH White Pines Campus

Meeting Saturdays @ 6PM and Sundays @ 10AM 205 N. Jefferson Avenue, Polo ~ 815.837.5255 whitepines@crossroadscn.com Campus Pastor ~ Chad Keeteman x 302 Youth Pastor ~ Jose Garcia x 303 Contemporary worship & relevant Bible teaching Join us after services for coffee, snacks & fellowship Kidzlink Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry (nursery-5th grade) ~ during adult services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) ~ Wednesday nights 7PM www.crossroadscn.com

MENDOTA CHURCH OF THE NAZERENE

1209 Sixth Street, Mendota, 539-6232 www.mendotanaz.org Rev. Dick Schaill, Senior Pastor John Robinson, Worship Leader Sunday School 9:30-10:30 (all ages) Sunday Morning Worship 10:45-12:00 Soul Fire Prayer Meeting 7:00pm Tuesday Bible Study 7:00pm Wednesday Praise/Worship Practice 7:30pm Friday

GRACE FELLOWSHIP

2128 IL Route 38, Ashton, 815-453-7464 Pastor Jeremy Horton Sunday Worship Service 9 a.m. 37 S. East Avenue, Amboy (farm bureau building) Pastor Brian McWethy Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m. www.graceisforyou.com

SAUK VALLEY ISLAMIC CENTER

202 E. Fellow St., Dixon -815.284.4868 Friday Prayer 12:15-1 pm Open to Public ~ All Denominations.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FRANKLIN GROVE

106 S. Walnut, Franklin Grove 815-456-2432 Pastor Jack M. Briggs Worship at 9:00am

ROCK RIVER BAPTIST

614 Orchard St., Dixon

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GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

707 1st Ave., Sterling, 815-625-0442 Reverend Peg Williams, Rector 9:00a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist Wednesdays spoken Holy Eucharist Noon, Bible study and soup supper at 5:30. Every Third Friday at 5:30 Younger adults gathering. Pastoral care, confession and reconciliation by appt. gracechurchstg.org

ST. LUKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EPISCOPAL

Corner of 3rd St. & Peoria Ave., Dixon Ph: 815-288-2151 Web page: stlukedixon.org Rev. Richard Frontjes, Rector SUNDAY Sunday School 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist 10:15 a.m., followed by Coffee and Fellowship WEDNESDAY Healing Mass: 10 a.m.

Please check our website and Facebook page for additional services

BETHEL EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

131 N. Court, Dixon, 284-3849 Randy Sizemore, Pastor Sun. School 9:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

102 S. Seminary St., Mt. Morris, 734-4942 Sunday School All Ages 8:30 a.m., Inner-Mission Fellowship Time 9:30 a.m., Worship service 10:00am, with nursery

ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

U.S. 52 & Red Brick Rd., Dixon, 288-2447, John H. Ewing, Jr., Pastor Sun. School 9:45, Sun. Worship 10:45 a.m. Ladies Bible Study Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH

N. Galena & E. Morgan, Dixon, 288-1778 Gary Wilson, Pastor Worship 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Night 6:30 p.m.

COWBOY CHURCH ON THE ROCK

402 Gaston St., Prairieville Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m. Food fellowship every Friday at 6 p.m. Handicapped accessible - everyone welcome. Contact Richard Vanauseoll 815-718-2128

ST. BRIDEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

All are welcome Fr. Robert Francis Cristobal, Priest-In-Charge Sunday Schedule: 8 AM Holy Communion 9 AM Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School 10 AM Holy Communion with Music Fellowship and Coffee after the 10 AM service Contact information: 1000 IL Route 64 W, Oregon 815-732-7211 saintbrides@verizon.net www.saintbrides.org

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

14206 E. Flagg Rd., Rochelle, 815-562-7575 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Youth Sunday School 9:15 am Adult Sunday School Classes 9:15am Choir Wednesday at 7:00pm Jr. High Ministries Wednesday 7:00pm E-mail: faithlc@rochelle.net

FAITH UNITED METHODIST

702 E. Dixon Street, Polo, 815-946-3212 Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 am Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 am All are welcome to our multi-generational congregation. Nursery service provided during the service. Handicapped accessible.

SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH

498 IL. Rte. 2, Dixon, 288-7000 Sunday Worship 10 a.m., nursery provided. Sunday evening Comminity Talk, 2 groups at 6pm, nursery provided. Check website calendar for dates. Tuesday evening praise and prayer 6 p.m. www.saukchurch.com

NEW LIFE LUTHERAN

702 W. Lynn Blvd., Sterling 815-499-6552 Pastor Bill Sullivan Saturday Evening Service 6:00pm Sunday Traditional Service 8:30am Sunday Contemporary Service 10:45am Sunday School 9:45am

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMBOY

960 Rt. 52, Amboy, 857-2225 Pastor Carol Soderholm Sunday Worship 9:00, Fellowship 10:00 am Sunday School 9:40 - 10:15

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

1013 Franklin Grove Rd., Dixon, 284-2804 Reverend Frank Langholf Saturday 5:30 p.m.Worship, Sunday 8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship, 9:15 a.m. Education and Fellowship, 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Web Site: www.immanueldixon.org Bright Beginnings Daycare & Preschool 285-1033

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN

421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 288-2757 Pastor Janet Wittenmeyer Sat. 5:30pm Traditional Service Sun. 8:15am Traditional Service 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00am Praise Service Wed. 9:00am Quilting, 5:45pm Bell Choir, 7:00pm Chancel Choir, 7:00 Praise Band Nursery available. Visitors welcome. www.stpauldixon.org

EAST GROVE UNION CHURCH

449 E. Reuter Rd., Amboy 376-6661 One mile east of Route 26 Pastor Rick Wulf 440-5321 Sunday Morning Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Other services and activities announced. Please join us.

SUBLETTE UNION CHURCH

500 W. Main St., Sublette, 849-5914 Pastor Kris Johnson Sunday Worship Service 9:00 am Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Klub Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm

ASHTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

906 Richardson Ave., Ashton, 453-2328 Pastor Sang-Hun Han Sunday School 9am, Sunday Worship 10am

CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

606 Main Street, Chana Pastor Javier Martinez chanaumc@gmail.com Sunday: Adult & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education 9 am Worship Service 10:30 am +RO\ &RPPXQLRQ FHOHEUDWHG WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW Sunday of each month. Open Hearts - Open Minds - Open Doors.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

202 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 284-2849 Mike Jones, Pastor Saturday Worship 5:00 pm Chapel Sunday Services 10:00 am in Sanctuary Sunday 9:40 am Powerhouse Kids www.fumcdixon.org

FRANKLIN GROVE UNITED METHODIST

203 W. Middle St., Franklin Grove, 456-2456 Jin Ho Hong, Pastor Worship 10:15 a.m.; 1st Sunday of each month - ASL Sign interpreter for the hearing impaired

CHURCH OF ST. MARY CATHOLIC

211 N. Franklin Avenue - Polo Rectory phone: (815) 946-2535 Rev. Louis F. Tosto, Parochial Administrator Regular Mass Schedule: Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. On First Fridays, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction follows morning Mass. Confessions 4:30pm Saturday

REYNOLDS UNITED METHODIST

2496 Reynolds Rd, Ashton - 815-453-2513 Rev. Alan Meyer, Pastor - 815-453-7480 Sunday School - All ages - 9:00am Sunday Worship - 10:00am - Nursery provided Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00pm Handicapped Accessible

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

1140 Inlet Rd., Lee Center 815-456-2432 Pastor Jack M. Briggs Worship at 10:30am

HARMON UNITED METHODIST

202 North Grove Street, Harmon, 359-7302 Pastor Leanne Keate Worship 8:30 a.m. Junior Church for ages 12 and under during morning worship.

LIGHTHOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

4938 S. Daysville Road, Oregon, 732-7264 Xavier Martinez, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Kindergarten -6th Sunday Morning Worship: 9:00 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible.Visitors and newcomers are always welcome.

LOST LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

90 W. Flagg Road, Dixon - 815-626-4732 (corner of Lowden and Flagg Road) Pastor: Bob Clardie Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday Weekly Service 10:00 am Fellowship 11:00 am

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

110 E. 3rd St., Dixon, 284-7741 Rev. Dr. David Spaulding Worship 9:30 a.m. Church School, Adult Forum and Study Groups Follow Service

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Chicago and Flagg Streets, Paw Paw,  5HY 'U $QQH +RĂ HQ 3DVWRU Worship: 11:00 a.m. Christian Education: 10:00 a.m.

THE WORSHIP CENTER

403 N. Ottawa, Dixon, 284-1340 Pastor, Michael Cole Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:45 pm Non-Denominational www.worshipctr.org

GRACE UNITED METHODIST

921 E. Chamberlin, Dixon, 288-1505 Pastor Marilyn Nolan Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. WoW Worship Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Sun. School 10:45-11:30 a.m.

GREATER LIFE TABERNACLE

1403 Hemlock, Dixon, Steve Young, Pastor 815-284-8680 Bible Study, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Sunday Praise & Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday Home Groups CALL

LIVING WELL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

113 E. 1st Street, Dixon Rev. John Trotter, Pastor 815-973-5981 Small Groups 9:30-9:55 am Fellowship Cafe 10:00-10:30 am Adult & Children Worship 10:30 am www.livingwellchurch.org

HOPE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

732 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon, IL www.hopebiblefellowship.com Senior Pastor Joshua Shaw Associate Pastor Nathan Meeks Worship Service Sundays at 9:30 am Grow Groups at 10:45 am Evening Sunday Service 6:30 pm

UNITED FIRST CHURCH

326 E. Main Street, Amboy, IL 815-857-2415 Pastor: Charles Jeanblanc Sunday Services 9 am - 10 am Bible study following services 10:15 - 11:15

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMC Congregation

107 W. Lahman Street, Franklin Grove 815-456-2457 or 815-440-6590 Pastor Myron Bartell Worship at 8:30 a.m. Sundays Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

416 Prospect St., Dixon Pastor Trudy Dunn Saturday Sabbath School 10:00am Worship Service 11:30am

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WITNESSES

634 Countryside Lane, Dixon, 288-4019

MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH

LeFevre Rd. & Ave. F, Sterling 625-2284 Rev. Patrick Pinion SundayWorship 9am Sunday School & Bible Class 10:15am Live broadcast on WLLT 107.7FM on Sunday

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The major sticking point in the contract negotiations, according to Steve Mongan, the union president, is the fact that Bay Valley Foods wants to remove a provision that

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allows workers to have a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note for an excused absence. In the contract that expired Dec. 28, the union workers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have sick days, Mongan said. In the previous contract, if an employee goes a full year without missing a

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the negotiations. The union filed an unfair labor practices charge with the Peoria regional office of the National Labor Relations Board last week, Mongan said, because of the issue involving missing days with a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note. The union would withdraw that charge, he said, if the issue were resolved.

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Outside the VFW hall, with the rest of the workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parked cars, was a semitrailer, painted with an American flag and â&#x20AC;&#x153;TEAMSTERSâ&#x20AC;? written in large letters. After the rally at the VFW hall, that semitrailer drove by the Bay Valley Foods plant and the picket lines and honked its horn. It was greeted by cheers and waves from the workers on the picket lines as it made at least four trips. In the VFW hall, workers ate and talked. They had already met with the rest of the union members, other than those on the picket lines, and their negotiating team. There are a few contract issues on which the two sides canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach an agreement, but one major sticking point, according to Mongan, needs to be settled first. Bay Valley Foods wants to remove a policy allowing the workers to have a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note for an excused absence that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t count against eligibility for an attendance bonus.

Support comes from other unions Mongan was among several union leaders from other area unions that addressed the Bay Valley Foods workers during the rally at the VFW hall.

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ABOVE: A Teamsters semitrailer passes striking workers at the Bay Valley Foods plant in Dixon on Thursday afternoon. Workers have picketed since going on strike at 11 p.m. last Thursday. BELOW: Ted Rowley, of Teamsters Local 700, speaks with his former co-workers from the Bay Valley Foods plant Thursday afternoon during the unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rally at the Dixon VFW. He said the members voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;nearly unanimouslyâ&#x20AC;? to go on strike and put their trust in the negotiating team. Ted Rowley, of Local Teamsters 700, used to work at the Bay Valley Foods plant in Dixon and told his former co-workers that he was proud of them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t back down. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cower. We fight,â&#x20AC;? he said during the rally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell Bay Valley that when this is done, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You may not like us, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll respect us.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Other union leaders told the workers they needed to stay united and committed, that they had to let the community know what was going on. Those union leaders, they said,

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came to the rally to show their support for other union workers. Kathy Lane, president of AFSCME Local 448, said that among their most important rights in the state of Illinois, is the right to free speech and to collectively bargin. She said the longer the strike goes on, the

stronger the workers become. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One day longer, one day stronger,â&#x20AC;? she told the workers. She also led them in a chant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell me what democracy looks like,â&#x20AC;? she shouted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what democracy looks like,â&#x20AC;? the union members shouted back.

After the rally, the numbers on the picket lines swelled to 40 or 50 people, as the workers made their way, following the semitrailer, to the plant. Shawn Dowd, a union steward and member of the negotiating team, has worked at Bay Valley Foods for 11 years, he said from the picket line Thursday afternoon. The workers were â&#x20AC;&#x153;100 percentâ&#x20AC;? supporting the strike, he said, and the rally was a way to show solidarity. The workers on the picket line Thursday were wearing fewer layers than previous days, when temperatures dropped into single digits during the day and below zero at night.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re strong enough that 30 below hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deterred us,â&#x20AC;? Dowd said. The workers still had two fires burning for heat, one was contained in a garbage can. The workers wanted to send a peaceful message to the community and to Bay Valley Foods, Dowd said, that they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wavering. Workers on the picket lines are kept off Bay Valley Foods property and in the public right of way by caution tape. One worker ran to the middle of Palmyra Street to wave an American flag. The other workers cheered. A van tried to pull into the Bay Valley Foods parking lot Thursday afternoon, but the workers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anywhere to move to get out of the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we touch the yellow tape, we get arrested,â&#x20AC;? one worker said. The Dixon Police Department has been in contact with Bay Valley Foods and its security team, as well as the union leaders throughout the strike, Police Chief Danny Langloss said. The police department has been proactive, Langloss said, and even met with union leaders Thursday morning before the rally. There arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t special patrols or surveillance of the picket lines, Landloss said, but so far the strike has been peaceful. By 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the picket lines had returned to the normal half-dozen people each.

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He, like many other people Thursday, found grocery stores, restaurants, businesses and bars closed. Two hastily written signs were on the doors at Save a Lot: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save a Lot closed. We apologize for the inconvenienceâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of Water.â&#x20AC;? Later, an electronic sign under the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s logo told customers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are closed due to no water.â&#x20AC;? Derrick Hand, son of Alderman Dave Hand, was looking to buy bottled water and realized the store was shut down. He said the city called his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house to inform him of the problem. He then relayed it to the alderman, who was working outside town. A few blocks south, however, at Walgreens, it was business as usual. Well, sort of. The parking lot at the Rock Falls store was full, with drivers jockeying for position. Many customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; carts contained cartons of bottled water. Much of Walgreensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; water was still on hand at 5:20 p.m. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately clear why Walgreens was open, while other stores were shut down. A clerk said the store hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t received any order to close. That call came later. The Whiteside County Health Department was working to notify all schools, businesses, restaurants, and bars to close until further notice. Dave Barajas of La Familia Restaurant on First Street said he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen anything like it in 15 years at the restaurant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cook told me we were without water,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We figured it was a maintenance issue. Then a customer called me and said the water was out.â&#x20AC;? The Whiteside County Health Department called Barajas while a reporter was in La Familia. The agency told him to shut down.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turn the lights off,â&#x20AC;? Barajas told an employee. He said he was told that when he reopened, the restaurant would be under a boil order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one said how long this will be,â&#x20AC;? Barajas said. He said he would have to cancel a catering job Thursday night. A few doors over, JWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Third Base Pizza had water running. An employee said the place had had water all day. Just a few minutes after that, the water was out at JWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. At Corner Tap, bartender Jane Sutton found out about the outage from one of her customers, who heard it on the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TV. The bar was still open. Five customers were drinking beer, two at video gaming machines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten a call from the Health Department,â&#x20AC;? Sutton said. At Walmart, an employee greeted customers outside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sorry, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had to close the store,â&#x20AC;? he said. The remaining customers were leaving the store, some with plenty of bottled water in their carts. Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was thawing snow for its toilets, said Julie Logan, the nursing homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administrator. For kitchen needs, she said, the facility has a potable water supply contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for when a terrible thing like this happens, so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to depend on Walmart,â&#x20AC;? she said. A woman from Rock Falls who said her first name was Debbie, was upset with the response she got when she called City Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just wanted to know what to do, so I called over there to ask,â&#x20AC;? said Debbie, who did not want to give her last name. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said that I had three kids, and they said just go out and melt snow. I know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re frustrated, but just say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or something.â&#x20AC;?

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That’s the seed the Milledgeville boys basketball received on Thursday at the 1A Forreston Regional. The other seeds are Aquin (2), Polo (3), Eastland (4), Forreston (5), Pearl City (6) and Hiawatha (7).

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AMBOY – The tape of Thursday’s 1A Amboy Regional championship game will have historical value to those in Amboy. Especially after the Clippers won their first girls basketball regional crown since 1990 with a 37-28 win over Erie. The tape will also serve as an educational tool for coach Mike McCracken. The key lesson: rebounding. Amboy dominated the boards, holding a 39-19 advantage, with the most telling stat coming on the offensive glass. The Clippers had 16 offensive rebounds to Erie’s three. All three of Erie’s offensive rebounds came after the 6 minute, 33 second mark of the fourth quarter.

Star of the game: Elizabeth Ortgiesen, Amboy, 10 points, 7 rebounds Up next: 1A Forreston Sectional, Amboy vs. Dakota or Rockford Christian Life, 6 p.m. Monday That led to second-chance opportunity heaven for Amboy (20-6). The Clippers scored 18 second-chance points to only three for Erie (20-10). “We talked after the game that the second-chance points were the difference in the game,” Erie coach Brian Howell said. “We box out and don’t allow those 16 or 18 points, we win the game.” “It was all about going as hard as we

could,” Kaitlyn Liebing said. “It’s so important that we get second-chance points, and so we focus on getting into position to make a play.” Liebing had nine rebounds, with four of them coming off the offensive end. The Clippers took control of the game in the third quarter by going on a 10-2 run that put them up 25-12. Key in that run was Elizabeth Ortgiesen, who had three baskets. Two of the baskets were put backs off a missed shot by a teammate. The third came after Madeline Ely pulled down a rebound off a missed shot by Micaela McCoy. Ortgiesen also had an assist on a basket by Leibing during the run. Ortgiesen finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. BOARD CONTINUED ON B4

PERU – When the going got tough, Prophetstown got defensive. The first half was back and forth, and the Prophets held a two-point edge over rival Riverdale at the break. The second half was all Prophetstown, as the Prophets pulled away for a 43-23 win in the 2A St. Bede Regional championship Thursday at St. Bede Academy. Prophetstown (27-2) held RiverClare dale (17-12) to Kramer 2-for-31 shootP’town ing in the second junior half with its suffocating man-to-man defense. “That’s our bread and butter,” Heather Strike said of the Prophets’ man-to-man defense. “We came out slow, but once we started playing the game like we have all year, then it started to pick up, and we took off from there.” MAXIMUM CONTINUED ON B3

Prophetstown 43, Riverdale 23 Star of the game: Clare Kramer, Prophetstown, 12 points Key performers: Heather Strike, Prophetstown, 11 points; Sydney Mericle, Riverdale, 8 points Up next: Class 2A Aurora Christian Sectional semifinal, Prophetstown vs. Oregon, 6 p.m. Tuesday

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Hot start lifts Hawks Oregon soars right out of gate to end Newman’s season BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

OREGON – Sam Lambrigtsen scored her 2,000th point almost before the Newman Comets got on the scoreboard. Playing with the urgency befitting a team full of seniors, the Oregon Hawks started strong and cruised to their second regional title in 4 years, defeating the Comets 74-32 at the Blackhawk Center on Thursday night in the title game of the 2A Oregon Regional. “I felt like we kind of ran into a buzz saw,” Newman coach Jay Howell said. “Oregon played really poised and relaxed, they shot a high percentage, and they got out to a lead and forced us to play catch-up all night. “It would have taken a great effort on our

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Star of the game: Emy Wright, Oregon, 21 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 7 steals Up next: Class 2A Aurora Christian Sectional semifinal, Oregon vs. Prophetstown, 6 p.m. Tuesday part to win tonight, and while I was proud of our effort, the execution just wasn’t there when we needed it at the start.” Oregon (19-11) came out on fire from the get-go. The Hawks scored the game’s first 13 points, and led 22-6 after Lambrigtsen’s Chris Johnson/Shaw Media 3-pointer off Emy Wright’s inbounds pass in Oregon’s Sam Lambrigtsen blocks a shot by Newman’s the final minute of the first quarter. Mary Jensen during Thursday’s 2A Oregon Regional START CONTINUED ON B4 championship at the Blackhawk Center. Oregon won 74-32.

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SOCHI, Russia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With just one game to prepare for its Olympic showdown with Russia, the United States menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey team decided to cram an entire tournamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of hard work and highlights into one spectacular opener. Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-goal barrage in the second period, and the Americans got off to a roaring start in Sochi with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia in the preliminary round Thursday. Ryan Kesler, David Backes, Phil Kessel, and Dustin Brown also scored as the U.S. battered Slovakia for six consecutive goals in a 13:51 span, turning what was expected to be a tough matchup into a laugher with their relentless offense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess you never really expect to beat a team like that 7-1, and you never do it in a tournament like this,â&#x20AC;? captain Zach Parise said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just capitalized on the chances we had, moved the puck well, and used our speed.â&#x20AC;? Although their goal celebrations declined from elation to excitement to sheepishness while the score skyrocketed, the Americans answered any lingering questions

Up next s53!VS2USSIA AM 3ATURDAY about their offensive abilities and their aptitude on the big Olympic ice by decimating a Slovak roster studded with NHL players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to do a lot of skating out there on the big ice, but I think we handled it all right,â&#x20AC;? said Kessel, who led the U.S. with two goals and an assist. Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in his Olympic debut for the U.S., which hopes to improve on its silver-medal finish in Vancouver despite a roster that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thought to have the offensive power of Canada, Russia or Sweden. In their only warmup for Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Alex Ovechkin and the host Russians, the Americans had more than enough potency to leave Slovakiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two goalies battered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the first time on the big ice for most of us, I thought we did pretty well,â&#x20AC;? Stastny said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our strengths are our puck possession and our speed, and we were really able to use both of them. All four lines just kind of clicked, and so did our D-men.â&#x20AC;?

Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots before getting pulled when Stastny tipped home Kevin Shattenkirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pass to put the Americans up 5-1 with their fourth goal in 12:04. Peter Budaj replaced Halak, but Kessel and Brown piled on goals in the next 1:47. Tomas Tatar scored for Slovakia, which traveled to Sochi without high-scoring Marian Gaborik and veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky due to injury. Nobody anticipated such a defensive collapse by a talented roster anchored by Stanley Cup-winning defenseman Zdeno Chara. Slovakiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last two Olympic appearances have been humiliations: The Slovaks blew a thirdperiod lead and lost to Finland in the bronze medal game in Vancouver, depriving them of their nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Olympic hockey medals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be better,â&#x20AC;? said Tatar, the Red Wingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a solid first period, and then tied it. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to play way better in our defensive zone. I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be ready to play the next game. We have a lot of talent in our locker room, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to sort it out.â&#x20AC;?

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Here are some highlights from Thurdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action at the Sochi Olympics: PLUSHENKOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FINAL BOW Evgeni Plushenko, the only modern-era figure skater to win medals in four Olympics, retired just after he withdrew from the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition at the Sochi Games after falling on a triple axel and saying it felt â&#x20AC;&#x153;like a knife in my back.â&#x20AC;? The 31-year-old helped Russia win the team gold over the weekend, had won a gold in 2006 and got silvers in 2002 and 2010. SWEEP IN SOCHI Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy, and Nick Goepper swept the podium in menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slopestyle skiing, putting on a spectacular show to breathe life into the lagging U.S. medal count. The sweep was only the third by the U.S. in Winter Olympic history, joining menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s figure skating in 1956 and menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s halfpipe snowboarding in 2002. All four U.S. golds in Sochi have come at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, and Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s haul came 15 hours after Kaitlyn Farrington and Kelly Clark grabbed gold and bronze in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s halfpipe snowboarding. GERMANYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SLIDE SHOW Germany won the inaugural Olympic luge team relay, with

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BOBSLED ACCIDENT An Olympic track worker was struck by a bobsled just before the start of training runs, injuring his legs and giving him a concussion. Games organizers said the unidentified man was taken by helicopter to a hospital. Officials said the crash took place just before the finish line, which would suggest that the sled likely had not yet started to brake. SHORT TRACK CHAOS Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Li Jianrou stayed on her feet to get the gold when all of the other skaters fell in a wild final of the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short track 500 meters. Arianna Fontana of Italy recovered her footing to take the silver, and Park Seung-hi of South Korea earned the bronze. Elise Christie of Britain, who caused the crash, was disqualified.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

LOCAL SPORTS

THURSDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf. 7-0 5-1   2-4 1-5  

Ottawa Dixon 3TERLING LaSalle-Peru Geneseo 3TREATOR

All 18-1 17-4   9-11 7-12  

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Big Northern West 2OCKFORD,UTHERAN Winnebago "YRON -ENDOTA 3TILLMAN6ALLEY 2OCK&ALLS Oregon

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All   19-5         4-19

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Three Rivers North Conf. All .EWMAN     "UREAU6ALLEY     &ULTON     Morrison 7-5 11-15 0ROPHETSTOWN     2IVERDALE     %RIE     Amboy 0-10 2-19 Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s0ROPHETSTOWN "UREAU6ALLEY s&ULTON !MBOY s-ORRISON 2IVERDALE s.EWMAN %RIE Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s!MBOYAT.EWMAN  s"UREAU6ALLEYAT2IVERDALE  s-ORRISONAT%RIE  s0ROPHETSTOWNAT&ULTON 

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All       19-11 15-14   5-21

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Three Rivers North 0ROPHETSTOWN !MBOY %RIE Riverdale .EWMAN Morrison "UREAU6ALLEY &ULTON

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NUIC East !QUIN $AKOTA $URAND &ORRESTON !SHTON &RANKLIN#ENTER 3OUTH"ELOIT Orangeville 0ECATONICA -ILLEDGEVILLE 0OLO

Conf.             4-9      

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All       17-12 14-10   14-9    

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Girls basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Ottawa Geneseo 3TERLING Dixon ,A3ALLE 0ERU Streator

Conf.       7-5 5-7   1-10

Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 1A Pearl City Regional s%ASTLAND ,ENA 7INSLOW s!QUIN 0EARL#ITY

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Conf. 9-1 7-4   5-4   0-9

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PROPHETSTOWN 43, RIVERDALE 23 RIVERDALE (17-12) -EGAN'ROVES   -ORGAN-AYDEW 0-0 0-0 0, Lauren Claus 1-10 2-2 4, SydNEY -ERICLE      #AROLINE -AY     %MILY"ALDWIN   +ILEY7ILLIAMS  Totals: 2-31 19-25 23. PROPHETSTOWN (27-2) #ORRIE2EILEY   (EATHER3TRIKE     +ARLIE 3TAFFORD      3HELBY !DAMS   #LARE+RAMER    +ASSI (ENREKIN      -IKAYLA "OLTON   +AELI+OVARIK   Calya Crane 1-1 0-0 2, Cydney Westen 0-2   "ROOKE2EMLEY  Totals: 16-44 8-13 43. 2IVERDALE     n  0ROPHETSTOWN   n  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2IVERDALE "ALDWIN  'ROVES   #LAUS   -ERICLE   0ROPHETSTOWN 2EILEY  3TRIKE  !DAMS   (ENREKIN  Fouls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2IVERDALE 0ROPHETSTOWN Class 2A Oregon Regional Championship

OREGON 74, NEWMAN 32 NEWMAN (8-16) 3ARAH4RUJILLO   *ULIE(URD    +AYCI(OWELL   !UBREE3CHMITT      -ARY !LICE /SWALT      "REEDE,ONG   -ADY&ERRIS    -ARY*ENSEN   +ELSEY 3IMPSON   "REANNA#ONBOY    !LANI#OOK   *INSUNG"AE    ,AKIN7ALDSCHMIDT   Totals: 14-54 3-8 32. OREGON (19-11) 3AM,AMBRIGTSEN   -C+AYLEE "EETER      %MY 7RIGHT      -ADELINE3ANDERS   +IMMIE *ANKE   +ELSEY0UDLAS   -EGAN "OEHLE      -C#AHL 3ANDERS   +ELCI&OSS   +ASEY ,APP   +AITLIN/TLMANNS   Totals: 26-55 17-22 74. .EWMAN     Â&#x2C6; /REGON   Â&#x2C6; 3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; .EWMAN   /SWALT   (OWELL   3CHMITT  (URD  DE,ONG  Simpson 0-2, Ferris 0-1), Oregon 5-18 "EETER  7RIGHT  ,AMBRIGTSEN  -C3ANDERS  "OEHLE  Rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C;.EWMAN/SWALT 3CHMITT (OWELL  /REGON*ANKE 7RIGHT 0UDLAS  "OEHLE  -C3ANDERS   Assists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; .EWMAN3CHMITT /REGON7RIGHT  ,AMBRIGTSEN   Steals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Newman 5 3CHMITT /SWALT /REGON7EIGHT  "EETER ,AMBRIGTSEN Blocks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; OreGON-C3ANDERS ,AMBRIGTSEN 7RIGHT *ANKE Turnovers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Newman 25, Oregon Fouls â&#x20AC;&#x201C;.EWMAN /REGON at Lasalle-Peru

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The Milledgeville Missiles pulled within a game of the NUIC East leaders by beating frontrunner Aquin 63-61 on Thursday in Milledgeville. Jordan Harris paced Milledgeville (18-4, 7-3 NUIC East) with 16 points and four assists. Kameron DawTyne chipped in 12 points, while Blake Kappes had 11 points and nine rebounds. Aquin (18-5, 8-2 NUIC) was led by Aiden Chang, who hit a pair of 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s en route to a game-high 20 points.

Eastland 59, Pearl City 45: Eastland (20-3, 12-0

NUIC West) remained perfect in conference by handily beating Pearl City (5-21, 1-9 NUIC) in Lanark. The Cougars were paced by Dalton Schaner, who poured in 25 points, which included an 8-for-8 performance from the line. A 22 point second quarter blew the game open for Eastland, who held a 36-25 lead at the break. Blake Janssen added 14 points.

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Dixon 40, Geneseo 33, OT: Brooke Bailey tallied

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points in Geneseo, as they avenged loss from earlier in the season to the Maple Leafs in overtime. Dixon (16-10, 6-4 NIB12) held Geneseo (15-13, 6-4 NIB-12) to singledigit scoring in all four quarters and overtime. With the score knotted up at 27, the Duchesses outscored the Leafs 13-6 in the extra frame. Bailey went 11-for-12 from the free-throw line in overtime to seal the deal for Dixon on the road.

at home. Sauk (13-13, 5-5 Arrowhead) was within four points with 5 minutes to go. The fouling tactic worked, but Highland (19-6, 8-1 Arrowhead) grabbed multiple offensive rebounds off of their misseed free throws to take control. Jacoby Posely paced Sauk with 19 points on six 3-pointers, five assists, and no turnovers. Tiger Greene added 10 points. Highland was led by former Rochelle standout Grant Prusator, who LaSalle-Peru 57, Ster- hit four 3-pointers en ling 51: A very balanced route to a 19-point game. LaSalle-Peru attack was too much for the Golden Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Warriors (18-11, 6-4 NIBSauk Valley 89, High12 West) to handle, as land 47: The Cougars they lost a tough one on couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do much to stop the road at the hands of the Skyhawks, as Sauk the Cavaliers. cruised to a conference Kaitlyn Bauer had victory. a double-double for The Skyhawks (18-4) Sterling, scoring 26 were led by Jordan Gidpoints and grabbing 11 dings, who poured in rebounds, both career 25 points and grabbed highs. Gabby Sandoval six rebounds. Aleena chipped in 13 points. Hammelman and ShelLaSalle-Peru (13-15, 3-7 deen Joseph were right NIB-12 West) was paced behind her, adding 18 by Hannah Wolfe, who and 17 points respecpoured in 15 points. tively. Hammelman also had eight rebounds and Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball five assists, while Joseph Highland 74, Sauk Val- contributed eight assists, ley 66: The Skyhawks lost six rebounds, and three a close one to their rival steals.

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Strike also scored 11 points. The Rams had one field goal in each of the first two quarters, and none the rest of the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our defense picked up big-time in the second half,â&#x20AC;? said Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clare Kramer, who scored a game-high 12 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once our defense picked up, our offense picked up. After that first half, we got a little fire in our belly.â&#x20AC;? Leading 19-17 at the half, the Prophets outscored Riverdale 24-6 in the second half. Prophetstown held the Rams scoreless from the 4:56 mark of the third quarter until the final minute of the game.

It was a 12-minute, 9-second span. Up 23-19, the Prophets scored the next 20 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a little shook early that our shots werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t falling, and we got in some foul trouble,â&#x20AC;? said Prophetstown coach Don Robinson, whose team won its seventh straight regional title and beat Riverdale for a third time this season. Kassi Henrekin hit a free throw, then Kramer knocked down a shot. Strike scored off a feed from Kramer before Henrekin made a bucket. Prophetstown made it 32-19 heading to the fourth quarter when Karlie Stafford scored off an assist by Kaeli Kovarik. Stafford scored seven points. The Prophets contin-

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Before players scattered off to various warmer climes for the All-Star break, the Bulls downed the Nets 92-76 Thursday night to improve to two games above .500 for the first time since Nov. 21. Such a modest accomplishment may seem like a small detail in a season that began with championship aspirations. But given that Nov. 21 marked the last game the Bulls played before Derrick Rose suffered a season-ending knee injury the next night, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not. The Bulls, suddenly just a game out of third place in the Eastern Conference, have picked themselves up off the mat. With the Pacers and Heat ahead of them,

Star of the game:*OAKIM.OAH "ULLS POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS Up next:"ULLSAT2APTORS PM 7EDNESDAY TV/Radio:#3.!that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean a championship. It will make for a compelling final 30 games and beyond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like our fighting spirit,â&#x20AC;? coach Tom Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There has been a great will and determination to overcome things. I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting to believe.â&#x20AC;? Carlos Boozer returned from missing three games with a strained left calf to score 15 points with 10 rebounds in 27 minutes, 35 seconds. Joakim Noah added

14 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in another all-around effort. And anyone worried what Boozerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return would do to Taj Gibsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the versatile forward supplied 16 points in 31 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really an advantage to have two guys at that position who can give you that type of production, both points and rebounds, on a nightly basis,â&#x20AC;? general manager Gar Forman had said at Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team charity function. In other words, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no power forward controversy in a town wellversed in ones for quarterbacks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carlos will start,â&#x20AC;? Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tajâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minutes are going to be fine. For us to achieve what we want to achieve, Carlos has to play. He has a big role on this team.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elizabeth played the game of her life tonight,â&#x20AC;? Ambo y co ach Mike McCracken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After she came out during the third quarter, I told she can never play slow again. She was playing so fast out there that now we have to see that all of the time.â&#x20AC;? Erieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bailee Classen seemed to end the run with a 3-pointer with 3:08 left in the quarter. That made it 25-15. Amboy freshman Delaney Wilhelm provided the dagger by scoring on the last three possessions of the quarter to put Amboy up 31-15. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The third quarter was really important for us,â&#x20AC;? Ortgiesen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had had big third quarters in both the first two games. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want them to do the same again. We wanted to take control. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This means so much to

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Erieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryce McCormick (left) steals the ball from Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joanna Fredericks during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1A Amboy Regional championship game. us. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been wanting to do this for so many years, and the fans were really behind us. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never going to forget this night.â&#x20AC;? Points were hard to come by for the Cardinals the entire night. They went a stretch of 8 minutes, 26 seconds without scoring in the first half. That allowed Amboy to build a 13-7 lead.

Courtney Cobert broke the drought with a 3-pointer with 1:44 left in the first quarter to make it 13-10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a few 3-pointers early in the game that rimmed out,â&#x20AC;? Howell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We make a couple of those, and things are a little different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, I thought we let them set the pace of the

game. We got stuck in the half-court, when we are better off getting out and running. We saw that a little in the fourth quarter, but we just were not aggressive enough most of the night.â&#x20AC;? Stopping the Cobert sisters was the main priority of the Amboy defense. The 2-3 zone seemed to make things difficult for both. Rachel Cobert finished with 11 points and nine rebounds. Courtney Cobert had six points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just wanted to make things difficult for both Cobert girls whenever they got the ball,â&#x20AC;? McCracken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we did that, and that played a big part in how this game played out.â&#x20AC;? Amboy will play either Dakota or Rockford Christian life in the Forreston Sectional semifinal at 6 p.m. Monday. Dakota and Rockford Christian Life play tonight.

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The 3 gave Lambrigtsen nine points on the night; she came in needing eight points to become the first Hawk in history to score 2,000 in her career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It pretty much just feels unreal,â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know I was that close, but the crowd went crazy and my teammates were congratulating me, and it was just so special â&#x20AC;Ś and it was even more special since we won.â&#x20AC;? It was all the usual suspects for Oregon in this one. Lambrigtsen (23 points) and Wright (21 points) led the way, and their Hawk teammates supported them admirably. Ten of Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 players scored in the game, and the Hawks shot 47 percent (26-for-55) from the floor. Take away the 5-for-18 from 3-point range, and Oregon shot a blistering 57 percent from inside the arc, in addition to hitting 17 of its 22 free throws (77 percent). In addition, the Hawks nabbed 17 steals on 25 Newman turnovers, and outscored the Comets 19-0 on the fast break. Oregon assisted on 16 of its 26 field goals, outrebounded Newman 45-28, and blocked five shots while limiting the Comets to 26 percent shooting (14for-54) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including 1-for-23 from 3-point range. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We watched Newman on Tuesday, and we knew they could play pressure defense and run the floor,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew it was important to get the momentum early, make them play our game instead of theirs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a big key for us to get comfortable right away,â&#x20AC;? Oregon coach Kristy Eckardt said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and get everybody involved on both ends of the court.â&#x20AC;? After taking Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial haymaker, the Comets (8-16) fought back. Sarah Trujillo scored the last basket of the first quarter and the first two free throws of the second, then Mary Alice Oswalt bracketed a Julie Hurd basket with two of her own to cut the deficit to 27-16. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a little hesitant, and it took us some time to get into it,â&#x20AC;?

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kayci Howell takes a charge against Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Madeline Sanders during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2A Oregon Regional title game. Oswalt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But by then, it was already too late. Oregon played their game and played it well â&#x20AC;Ś and played it right from the start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We realized we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t playing the way we liked to, and we picked it up, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an answer for them.â&#x20AC;? The 11-point margin was as close as Newman got. Wright and Lambrigtsen swapped buckets and assists, then Kelsey Pudlas scored a possession before Lambrigtsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast-break three-point play. The Hawks scored the final 12 points of the first half and first seven of the second, taking a 46-16 lead less than 3 minutes into the third quarter. The 42-point final margin was the biggest of the game. Oregon added its second regional title in Eckardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four seasons, and broke a two-game losing streak in regional finals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked for, what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve wanted, what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been waiting for,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, we get to keep going, push farther and play harder, take that next step.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pushed the ball well, moved it around on offense, and had great

defensive intensity for the whole game,â&#x20AC;? Lambrigtsen added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played so well on both ends of the floor, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re right where we want to be going into next week.â&#x20AC;? Wright added eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals to her 21 points, and Lambrigtsen finished with four assists and three steals with her game-high 23 points. McKaylee Better hit three 3s and had 10 points and five steals, while Kimmie Janke was one of three Hawks to score four points, and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. McCahl Sanders was the lone Oregon player not to score, but she had five rebounds and blocked two shots. Oswalt led the Comets with 15 points, eight rebounds and two steals, and Aubree Schmitt had two points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Trujillo scored six points, and Kayci Howell chipped in four points and six boards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m definitely happy with the way weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing the last four or five games,â&#x20AC;? Oswalt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing together, playing Newman basketball, and while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sad to see it end, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a lot of fun with these girls this season.â&#x20AC;?

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Mae West said, “It is better to be looked over than overlooked.” She was no doubt talking about the female of the species, but she could also have had in mind cards played at the bridge table. Experienced defenders transmit information with almost all of the cards they play, especially early in the deal. In this deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads his fourth-highest spade. How should the play proceed? Declarer took East’s spade queen with his ace, cashed the diamond king, and continued with the diamond queen. He was hoping the jack would appear, allowing him to run for home. However, when West discarded the heart four

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REAL ESTATE 202 SERVICES PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

FOR SALE BY OWNER HOMES FOR SALE

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

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2BR upper, applcs, no pets, $475/mo. + dep. & ref. 630-947-3445

Nice clean 2BR on river, applcs. No pets. $500/mo. + dep. 815-622-4344

2BR upper, w/d hookup, $450/mo. 609 W. 3rd. No pets, non smoking 815-288-6083.

THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217

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

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

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

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2BR, $400/mo. + dep. 1BR, $375/ mo + dep. Water & garbage incl. No pets 815-973-1743

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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 Efficiency Upper, appl. W & D, water, sewer, garbage, incl. Off-road parking, no pets. $310 mo + dep. 815378-2151 Huge XXL 1BR, pets, free heat, water, & garbage, $550/mo. 815761-6419. Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $475. 815652-3365. Quiet, 1BR. $375/ mo. + dep. 815440-1390.

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APARTMENTSFURNISHED 305 APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our Classified Department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626-SOLD or 284-SOLD

HARMON 1st Month Free! 2BR, appl. incl. Pet friendly. $475/mo. 815-562-7368

2BR w/appls, deck $480mo. + lease & dep. 815-716-0123

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2BR, 2ba. 109 E. 2nd St. 1 garage stall. $500/mo. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty 815-7722728

Call Today For An Appointment 815-284-6782 2BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753.

Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701

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2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261 2BR downstairs apt, stove & fridge furn., water & garbage fees incl., C/A, no pets, 1401 E. 4th St., $500/mo. + $500 dep. 815441-1912 2BR Duplex, fenced in back yard, no pets, pay utilities, $400/mo +$400 dep. 408 ½ W. 6th St. Avail. Now 815-625-6122 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 2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995 Apts. No pets. Call 815-716-0367. Nice 1BR, stove refrig, $375 + dep. 815-631-6678 Nice LG 2br, stove & refrig. $575 + dep. 815-631-6678 Park Setting, newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199.

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ROCK FALLS 1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, all utilities incl. No pets. $500/ mo. + dep. Call 815-718-0956. 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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Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave.

Remodeled 1&2BR, attached garage, W/D, applcs., A/C, 1 yr. lease, no pets. 815-622-8829 Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

(815)626-1431 1BR upper, 1008 4th Ave., $375/mo. + dep. utilities incl., No pets. 815-4990288

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DIXON 2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693 Clean small 2BR garage, no pets. $535 + Dep. Call 815-440-2145.

For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

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

MILLEDGEVILLE 4BR 1 ½ bath, $675/mo. + sec. Dep. 815-238-2044

POLO â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2 story, 2-3BR home. Close to schools. 815-9463230 after 5pm

ROCK FALLS â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 1+BR, applcs. w/d hookup $425+dep. 815-499-3187. 2 Lg. BR, 1 bath, attached garage. Lg. yard. NO PETS. $600 mo. + dep. Call 815-440-7985 2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768. Nice 2BR, 1 bath, 2 car garage, lg. yard in a nice neighborhood, handicap access., 815-590-2181

STERLING 2 BR., 1 bath. No garage NO PETS. $550 mo. + dep. 815-440-7985. 2-3BR redone, $575/mo. Fenced in yard. Why rent? 815-878-7399

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Clean 3BR, 907 W. 9th St. $625/ mo. + key dep. Call 815626-5891. Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

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MORRISON Morrison2BR 1ba., lg. kitchen and master BR & lg. shed. $420/mo. Call Kristine today for more details or for showings. 815772-8943

WANT TO RENT 335 Family looking to rent home in Dixon. 3-4 BR. Please call 815-973-9098

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THE CLASSIFIED Advertising Department of Sauk Valley Media does not have the opportunity to fully investigate the credibility of each advertiser appearing within these columns. If an offer sounds â&#x20AC;&#x153;too good to be trueâ&#x20AC;? it probably is. Proceed with caution if you are asked to send money or to give a credit card number. Proceed with caution in calling 900 phone numbers. All phone numbers prefixed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;900â&#x20AC;? are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per minuteâ&#x20AC;? basis rather than a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per callâ&#x20AC;? basis. Sauk Valley Classified makes every effort to qualify these charges for the reader. If you have a concern about an advertiser, please contact the Better Business Bureau 330 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-832-0500

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.

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CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

ESTATE OF STANWOOD C. GRIFFITH, Deceased. No. 13 P 7 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of STANWOOD C. GRIFFITH. Letters of Office were issued to Frances J. Griffith, 706 N. 4th Street, Ashton, Illinois 61006, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5Th Street, Sterling, IL 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Lee County Courthouse, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 320, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the Representative, or both, on or before August 6, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014. Frances J. Griffith Independent Representative Daniel C. Hawkins WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E 5Th Street Sterling IL 61081 815-625-8200 Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS DATE:

February 25, 2014

HUD CFP#'s

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PROJECT:

Renovation Work for Ogle County Housing Authority

LOCATIONS:

Prairie State Duplexes. 401-406 (A's & B's) N. Campbell Ave., Polo, Illinois 61064

OWNER:

Ogle County Housing Authority 200 Washington Street, Suite 100 Oregon, Illinois 61061

ARCHITECT:

Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc. 4703 Charles Street Rockford, Illinois 61108 Tel: 815-398-1231: Fax: 815-3981280 SCOPE OF WORK: Bids will be received for a single contract for Renovation Work to include General Work and Electrical Work. DUE DATE: Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014, addressed to the attention of Mr. David Ditzler, Contracting Officer, C/O Prairie State Duplexes, 200 Washington, Street, Suite 100, Oregon, IL 61061. PRE-BID MEETING: All prospective Contractors are strongly encouraged to attend a Pre-Bid meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Prairie State Duplexes, 401406 N. Campbell Avenue, Polo, Illinois. ACCESS TO BIDDING DOCUMENTS: Bidding Documents are on file for reference at the following locations: Office of the Architect Rockford, Illinois. Bidding Documents may be secured from the office of the Architect. Plans and Specifications are available for download at www.rljarch.com under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biddersâ&#x20AC;?. DEPOSIT REQUIRED: Bidders may secure up to two sets of bidding documents by submitting a $50.00 refundable deposit for each set obtained, plus a non-refundable check for $10.00 per set if documents are mailed. Bidders may secure extra bidding documents by submitting a non-refundable check in the amount of $50.00 per set, payable to the Architect to cover the cost of handling and printing. Full amount of the refundable deposit will be returned to bidders who submit bids if documents are returned in usable condition within ten (10) days after the opening of bids. BID FORM: Bids shall be submitted in triplicate on forms issued by Architect. BID SECURITY: A certified check or bank draft payable to the Owner, US Government Bonds or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the Bid shall be submitted with the Bid. The Surety Company must be authorized to do business in the State of Illinois and must be acceptable to the government. If the Bid Guarantee is not submitted with the Bid, Ogle County Housing Authority shall reject the Bid. WAGE RULES: Each craft, type of worker and mechanic needed to execute the Contract shall be paid the prevailing wage rate for the locality in which the work is performed, in accordance with all federal laws and laws of the State as well as local ordinances and regulations applicable to the work hereunder and having force of law. RIGHTS RESERVED waive any irregularities

The Owner reserves the right to

BY OWNER: and/or reject any or all bids when, in the opinion of the Owner, such action will serve the best interests of the Owner. WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS: No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the opening of bids without written consent of the Owner. By order of Ogle County Housing Authority Feb. 14 & 15, 2014

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN BUDGET

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A TENTATIVE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR THE TOWN OF STERLING, AND FOR RIVERSIDE CEMETERY IN STERLING, IN THE COUNTY OF WHITESIDE, STATE OF ILLINOIS, FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014, AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, WILL BE ON FILE AND CONVENIENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR INSPECTION, AT 108 FOURTH AVENUE, STERLING, ILLINOIS, FROM AND AFTER 9 O=CLOCK AM., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014.

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NOTICE IS FURTHER HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING ON SAID BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE WILL BE HELD AT 8:45 AM., ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 AT 108 FOURTH AVENUE IN THIS TOWNSHIP OF STERLING.

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DATED THIS 10th DAY OF FEBRUARY. MATTHEW J. HOWZE, SUPERVISOR FRANCES LEAL, CLERK TOWN OF STERLING WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS February14th, 2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ROAD DISTRICT BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A TENTATIVE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR ROAD PURPOSES IN THE TOWN OF STERLING, IN THE COUNTY OF WHITESIDE, STATE OF ILLINOIS, FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014, AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, WILL BE ON FILE AND CONVENIENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR INSPECTION, AT 108 FOURTH AVENUE, STERLING, ILLINOIS, FROM AND AFTER 9 O=CLOCK AM., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014. NOTICE IS FURTHER HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING ON SAID BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE WILL BE HELD AT 8:30 AM., ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 AT 108 FOURTH AVENUE IN THIS TOWNSHIP OF STERLING, AND THAT FINAL HEARING AND ACTION ON THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE TAKEN BY THE ELECTORS AT THAT TIME.

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CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF DARLENE M. BROCKMAN, Deceased. No. 14 P 16 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of DARLENE M. BROCKMAN. Letters of Office were issued to JAMES W. BROCKMAN, JR., 2885 Grandview Road, Milledgeville, Illinois 61051, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081.

Wages are based on experience. High school graduate or equivalent required.

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED Apply at: Allied-Locke Industries, Inc. 1088 Corregidor Road Dixon, IL 61021 EOE

James W. Brockman, Jr., Independent Representative Mark E. Zumdahl WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES G. TRAYNOR, Deceased. No. 14 P 8 CLAIM NOTICE

Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC 215 E. First Street P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 FAX Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 2014

Agent Needed For Local Travel Agency 24-35 hrs per week. Experience preferred. Good customer service skills required. Please send replies to Box #:1209, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081.

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Automotive IMMEDIATE POSITION open for a qualified Autobody Technician at Bright's Autobody, Erie, IL. Pay $23/ hr. Call 309-659-2003, Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm. Automotive Sales People Needed! Experienced preferred but not necessary. We need to take our business to the next level and need qualified people to join us! Apply in person or call Craig Buchanan at 815-285-5329. Ken Nelson Auto Group 1000 N. Galena Ave., Dixon IL 61021 CNA needed 3 times a day. Sterling area. Hoyer experienced needed. Please send replies to Box #:1210 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081. Or leave message 7792451647

Experienced Legal Secretary wanted, Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling & calendaring, document production, filing, & answering phones. To apply please send resumes to either saukvalleylaw@ gmail.com or Box #:1206 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

Dated this 4th day of February, 2014.

Notice is given to creditors of the death of James G. Traynor, 1119 N. Jefferson Ave., Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. Letters of office were issued to Jeanette M. Wagner, as Independent Executor, whose attorney of record is Douglas E. Lee, of Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC, 215 E. First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at 309 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the representative, or both, on or before the date which is six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this Claim Notice, or, if mailing or delivering of a notice from the representative is required by section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

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Custodial Position Available Part time position, 30 hours per week. Applicant must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be able to perform the essential functions of a custodial job. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be able to pass a criminal background investigation inquiry. Please send replies to Box #:1205 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

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Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the Representative, or both, on or before August 11, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (l0) days after it has been filed.

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SAUK VALLEY

Air Cond./Heating

Basement Waterproofing

Eikenberry Sheet Metal 412 E. 3rd, Sterling Service work heating & cooling; gas, electric. Free estimates. Accept Visa & MC on all new installations.

Prater Paint & Waterproofing We Dry Up Basements & Crawl Spaces, Remediate Mold & Install E-Z Breatheâ&#x201E;˘ Ventilation Systems 815-626-5165

CALL 815-625-0955

FARLEY'S APPLIANCE Heating & Cooling Sale & Service Free Estimates New & Replacement Units We service all brands! Call Today (815)284-2052

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Bicycles

TELEVISION

Auctioneers HABBEN AUCTIONS Over 40 Years Experience     mm   Duane E. Habben Auctioneer rr 815-772-2018 Lic.# 440.000626

Automotive

Car Audio/Video/Starters LOW PRICE GUARANTEE Complete Automotive Detailing & Accessories

Window Tinting *LIW &HUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHV Hot Rods & Choppers Consignment / Sales 1807 Locust St. Sterling IL

(815) 625-2500

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

Electricians

Appliances IN HOME REPAIR All Types Brands & Models SERVING THE SAUK VALLEY Call Ron for a free quote at 815-561-0011

Dumpster Rental

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Cleaning Service

â&#x153;ąCarpet/ Upholstery â&#x153;ąMaid/Janitorial Business/ Residential Free Estimates 815-632-3822 www.advanced cleaners.biz

Cleaning Service Houses/Buildings Extras: laundry, cooking, errands, sm. handiwork, etc Call Angie 779-861-0523

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

Home Improvement LONG CONSTRUCTION General Contractor

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Furniture Repair Days Furniture Repair Expert repairs on recliners, sofas, chairs, tables, beds. Stripping/ refinishing/ re-gluing. 815-626-5136

Handyman A Families Handyman Huge Discounts for all your home improvement needs. Make us your Families Handyman! 815-994-0075 HANDYMAN/ GENERAL Contracting, siding, drywall, concrete work, decks, flooring (tile, linoleum, carpet, wood), bathroom and kitchen, complete remodels, additions all types of home repairs. Free Estimates and Insured-Bonded 815-564-7428

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Painting BALAYTI PAINTING

Interior & Exterior Light Carpentry Pressure Washing 35 Years Experience Insured - References Cell #815-440-2202

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Area's #1 Roofing Contractor IL Lic# 104-015191 Licensed, Bonded & Insured $oofing$Siding $# $ ecks $ tions $es & More Residential & Commercial Call now to schedule your FREE Estimate! Will beat any leading competitor price 815-590-2677

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Lewis Plumbing 815-288-0028 Serving All of the Sauk Valley Area Lic.#058-173956

Power Washing

Mobil Pressure Wash Service Commercial, esidential emis Yo me we  ant! Call Ben 815-590-2694

Roofing

Illinois License #104.016127 Bonded/Insured &oofing&Siding &indo$!& oors & tion!& Garages& %$& cks and more Free Estimates 815-213-0556

Roofing/Siding â&#x2DC;&#x2026;ALL SEASONSâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; CONSTRUCTION â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Better Service, Better Quality!â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Custom Siding â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Windows â&#x2DC;&#x2026;All Doors- Aluminum, Steel, Wood Soffit â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Fascia Roofingâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Family Owned & Operatedâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Over 30 Years Experienceâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Licensed, Bonded, & Insuredâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x2DC;&#x2026;815-590-2231â&#x2DC;&#x2026;

MATT'S SNOWPLOWING Sterling Rock Falls Residential & Commercial Most Driveways $20 LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED 815-590-1677 â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;â?&#x2039;

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Commercial & Residential Most driveways $20 Serving the entire Sauk Valley area & Rural areas Call James

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Storage

Tree Service

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Dixon near Walmart Sterling near Menards Various Sizes

GREAT RATES 815-973-3613

Tree & Limb Removal Stump Removal Storm Clean-up Free Estimates Fully Insured 815-238-7277 Dixon, Illinois

Water Softeners www.allsafe center.com High-Security Storage Solutions and Much More! Climate Controlled Storage Low-Cost Moving Truck Rental Confidential Document Shredding We Ship FedEx & UPS! Expert Packaging Services Value Boxes & Packaging Supplies EBAY and EMOTORS Internet Auction Sales Over 15,000 Sales Office Hours: Mon-Fri. â&#x2DC;&#x203A; 8:306, Sat. â&#x2DC;&#x203A; 8:30noon 690 Timber Creek Rd. Dixon, (815)285-2212

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2014ChevyCaptivaLT,

FROM $14,999*

Maroon........................................ $21,900*

2013BuickEnclaveCXL,AWD,

Black..........................................$39,900*

$13,999*

2012 Chevy Cruze LT, Blue................... $13,500* 2011 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 LT, VAESSEN BROTHERS CHEVROLET

VAESSEN BROTHERS CHEVROLET

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LOW MILES! GREAT MPG!

2013ChevyK-1500EXT LTZ,Silver......... $31,900*

2012 Chevy Impala LTZ, Gold ............... $14,900*

100,000 MILE WARRANTY!

Black......................................... $25,900* 2011 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 LTZ,

Silver......................................... $30,900*

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2011 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab 2WD, 1- OWNER, LOW MILES, SUNROOF

2011 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Z71,

Red........................................... $28,900* 2011 Chevy Cruze LT

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Red........................................... $23,900*

2010 Buick Lacrosse,Tan................... $20,900* 2010 Chevy Traverse LT,

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2009 Chevy Malibu 2LT, Black..........................................$13,900*

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2011 Chevy Equinox LTZ AWD, Mocha....................................................$19,500* 2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali, White.....................................................$28,500* 2008 Chevy Impala LTZ, Black.....................................................$12,500* 2008 GMC Acadia SLT, White.....................................................$16,900* 2008 Buick LaCrosse CXS, Silver.....................................................$11,500* 2008 Chevy K1500 LT, Crew Cab, Red........................................................$22,500* 2007 Chevy Impala LT Maroon.................................................$8,500* 2001 Chevy 2500 HD Cab 4x4, Black.....................................................$12,900*

VAESSEN BROTHERS CHEVROLET

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DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 Estate Sale! Fri. & Sat. 8 am to 4 pm 1104 University St. Dixon EVERYTHING MUST GO! Sat. & Sun. 8 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 pm 945 N. Brinton INDOOR MOVING SALE Household items, furniture, books, bicycle, lawn mower, collectibles. Cash Only.

Early Pine dome top trunk, refinished. $75 779861-0297 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151 OAK DROP front lady's writing desk, refinished. $100 779-861-0297

GUNS & ARCHERY

706

Illinois Concealed Carry Class Feb. 22 & 23 Dixon /Amboy Area Call Mike Koppien 815-440-0675 or Bryant Remrey 815-440-2677 to sign up

APPLIANCES

710

CLOVER HILLS LEASE TO OWN APPLIANCES TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MATTRESSES

815.625.8529

710

Maytag electric dryer, 220 amp. $75 815-994-0878

FURNITURE

755

Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477. Solid oak TV stand 33â&#x20AC;?hx35â&#x20AC;?w, swivel, exc. cond. $100 815-857-3942

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 9 month old female cat, white w/ gray, good with kids. 815-517-3363 Beagle puppies, 7 weeks old. $200. 815-626-4671 Boston Terrier puppies, purebred, 8 wks. old, 2 female, red, $300/ obo $350/ obo 815-632-7148 Italian Greyhound puppies, will be 8lbs. full grown. $400/ea. 815-2130239. Male cat, young, neutered. Free to good INDOOR home only. 815499-9923. MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917 Red Nose Pitbull 1yr old. Male. Free to good home only. Housebroken. Call 815-766-2349. Stud lop-eared rabbit needed. 815-501-2589

SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

SNOWBLOWERS 782 421 Torro Snowblower, 4 cyl, 2 stage, 21â&#x20AC;? cut, pull start, good cond. runs great! $300. 815-973-3223 John Deere 2 cyl 1 stage 5hp, 21â&#x20AC;? cut, power auger, new rubbers & wear bar electric start, $325 815-973-3223

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

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

MOVING SALEWindsor antique wooden chairs $25 ea.; antique dining wood table w/leaf (seats 4-10) $125; 2 wooden bar stools $25/ea.; small corner wood desk $7; office chair beige $25; gas range stove Tappan elec. start $75; 9 drawer triple dresser w/mirror $50; cedar lined hope chest $50; antique lt. Blue love seat/wood arms $75. Call 815-535-0555.

WANT TO BUY 795 **Yesterdays** Furniture Antiques, crocks, milk bottles, postcards, dishes, coins, & jewelry (815)284-4616 or (815)440-4616

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1950's record player w/ rock records from 1980's $25 815-275-3131 25â&#x20AC;? TV's for sale, older models. RCA. $10/ea. Call Super 8 Rock Falls, 815626-8800. Antique drill, Millers Falls No. 145. $35. 815-6252087. Avon Wine setgreen tray with 6 goblets & carafe $35 815-973-5782 Blue/ White Qu./Ki. Afgan. $100. 815238-0584 Bud Neon bow tie sign, works fine. $75 779-861-0297 Deluxe walker never used. $75. Light weight walker, no wheels $25. JVC DVD player used 6 mo. $50. Call 815499-2579 DISH TV Retailer Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-256-1057 Hardwood flooring, Red Oak, 250 sq.ft. 3/4â&#x20AC;?x 3 1/4â&#x20AC;?. $1,000. Call 815626-2507. Men's London Fog XL coat, waist length. Very good. $25. 815-441-4543 N-Scale Model Trains, engines, freight cars, track, passenger car set, misc. $750 obo 815-994-2101 New 8 ft. skid steer snow pusher box. Univ. mount fits almost any style skid steer. $1,700. Call 815-716-0355 Pair of adjustable crutches. $10. 815-590-0457

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HAY & STRAW

825

Large square bale of wheat straw. $28 bale. 815-7123058

LIVESTOCK / SUPPLIES

840

Nubian Billy goat 2 ½ yrs old. $150. 815-772-4963

FARM EQUIPMENT

855

20.8R38 tires and 10 bolt rims, perfect for tractor duals 30% tread $700/ pair. (815) 739-4797

CLASSIC CARS

904

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

AUTOMOBILES

905

2000 Ford Taurus 4dr. Rebuilt PS, brakes. Good cond Must see. $2199 815-288-6362

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2004 Alero, clean & always maintained car, 139K mi., new tires & elect. start. $4000/obo 815494-7517 or 815499-0460 2007 Buick La Crosse CXL, 62K mi. Sunroof. Exc. cond. $11,500. 815-626-6223. 2007 Buick Lucerne CX2-V8, 80K, full power, leather, XM radio, extended warranty $8900. Dixon 815-456-2155 2013 Chevy Spark. Less than 1500 mi. Great condition & great gas mileage. Electric Lime. Asking $12,200 970948-7791 96/ Olds 98 123k mi, 25 mpg, well maintained. Major components new! $5,000. 815-2882556

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AUTOMOBILES

905

creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD.

S.U.V.S

909

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.8 liter, 82k mi, elect. sun roof, $9,500. Call 815631-8494

TRUCKS

910

1998 Chevy S 10, extended cab, 167K mi., asking $2200/obo Call 815-626-1779 after 6 pm.

4X4S

912

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Ex. Cab. New tires & brakes 134K mi. good con. $6,300 OBO. Call 815-632-0780 4 wheel drive-4 door-Chevy Blazer, 2002. $5900/obo 815631-6678

PARTS & ACC.

925

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BOATS/MOTORS

940

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STERLING CHEVROLET 1824 N. Locust, Sterling 815-625-2700

w w w. s t e r l i n g c h e v y. c o m

ion Select est & Low s! Price

11 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

11 GMC Acadia Denali

One Owner

Stock #1935A

*

11 GMC Acadia SLT-1 Lots of Extras

Stock #R516

24,988*

$

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

*

23,988*

$

20,988*

Stock #1832A

20,988*

$

Stock #R449A

22,988*

$

20,988*

19,988*

Super Low Miles

*

4x4, Loaded

18,988

*

Loaded

17,988*

$

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

17,988

$

*

Value Priced

16,988*

$

11 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT *

Value Priced

13,988

$

*

10,988

*

*

13,988

$

*

9,988

*

Great Value

Stock #1819A

7,988

$

*

Stock #R459

14,988

$

*

*

*

Value Priced

15,988

$

*

13 Chevrolet Impala LS

14,988

$

Great Equipment

Stock #R555

*

True Value

14,988

$

Stock #R559

*

*

*

3 mo. Free OnStar

14,988

$

Stock #R558

Just

15,988

$

*

*

Great Equipment

Stock #R410C

07 Chrysler Sebring

6,988

$

*

Value Priced

Stock #R561A

12,988

*

*

Great MPG

14,988*

*

Stock #R505A

*

9,488*

$

04 Oldsmobile Alero

4,988

*

Great Value

Stock #R542

4,788*

$

Great Value

Stock #R556

15,988*

$

Stock #1903B

13,988*

$

11 Chevrolet Cruze LS

12,988

$

16,988*

$

Loaded

$

Low Miles

Stock #R564A

Stock #R545

10 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Great Value

9,988

Tremendous Value Stock $ #R557A

*

08 Chevrolet Malibu LT

08 Toyota Yaris

04 Chevrolet Impala

6,488

$

15,988

$

Stock #R580

17,988*

$

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

06 BMW 325i

$

Economy Car Stock $ #1936B

*

Economy Car

Stock #R579

Stock #R461BB

Real Value

16,988

$

13 Chevrolet Cruze

13 Chevrolet Impala LS

Stock #1952A

06 Pontiac Grand Prix

7,988

$

15,988

$

Pony Package

*

9,988*

Value Priced

18,988*

$

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

13 Chevrolet Cruze LT

09 Ford Mustang

4X4 #1616B

$

$

Stock #R557

17,988*

$

Stock #1937A

Stock #R489

Loaded, Navigation

Factory Warranty

17,988*

Stock #R528

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

13,988

$

4x4, Crew Cab

Stock #R547B

16,488

Stock #R457

$

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

Great Equipment Stock $ #1911A

18,988*

$

12 Chevrolet Cruze

10 Chevrolet Equinox LS

Great Equipment

17,988*

Stock #R530

04 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500

Local Trade

Stock #R493A

*

BUY OF THE WEEK

Value Priced

Stock #R428

17,988

$

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

01 Chevy S-10

07 Pontiac G6

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16,988

$

06 GMC Envoy SLE

Great Value

$

Value Priced

08 Chevrolet Malibu

Economy Car

Stock #R592

Stock #R538

Stock #1896A

10 Chevrolet Equinox

Great Equipment

15,988

$

Stock #R426

*

13 Chevrolet Impala

06 Chevrolet Colorado

Great MPG

$

*

10 Chevrolet Malibu LS

10 Chevrolet HHR Stock #1559A

16,988

$

Stock #R578

11 Chevrolet Cruze LS Stock #R572

Low Miles

Stock #R539

17,988

$

Stock #R535

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Bluetooth

15,988

$

17,988

*

17,988*

$

Stock #R586

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Great Buy

Tremendous Value

Great Equipment

Loaded

$

Stock #R483A

Local Trade

Stock #1956B

Loaded, 8,200 Miles

Value Priced

Factory Warranty

Stock #R550

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

11 Chevrolet Equinox

09 Chevrolet Traverse LT

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

17,988*

$

Stock #R554

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

Loaded

Stock #1479B

17,988*

$

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

07 Chevrolet Silverado LT Stock #1598A

17,988*

Great Equipment

Stock #R527

10 Chevrolet Traverse LS Stock #R541

$

13 Hyundai Elantra LTD

Great Equipment

7 Passenger

10,500 Miles

$

19,988*

Stock #1917M

13 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 13 Dodge Grand Caravan

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Great MPG

$

Stock #R595

22,988*

$

Stock #1965A

18,988*

Stock #1927A

18,988*

$

Stock #1845B

Great Shape

$

$

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

19,000 Miles

*

07 Chevrolet Silverado LT

Value Priced

19,488*

Stock #R596

21,488*

$

Stock #R563A

11 Chevrolet Colorado LT

27,988*

10 Chevrolet Traverse LS

$

08 Chevrolet Surburban LTZ

$

Stock #R531

19,988*

$

19,988

$

Stock #R594

Great Equipment

21,988*

Stock #1892A

24,988*

$

Stock #R569

11 Chevrolet Traverse LT

Ultra Low Miles

Bluetooth

19,988

$

*

11 Buick Regal CXL

Great Equipment

$

$

Local Trade

21,988*

Stock #R546

Great Equipment

24,988

Stock #1966A

09 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

10 Chevrolet Equinox LT

34 MPG

$

*

$

Stock #1921B

09 Chevrolet Silverado LT

Great Equipment

24,988

$

4x4

21,988*

Stock #R486

Carbon Black

Stock #R485

10 Toyota Tundra

$

Stock #R477

08 Chevrolet Silverado LT

14 Chevrolet Captiva

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

Stock #R526

*

13 Chevrolet Malibu LT

2500, Great Equipment

Stock #R543

25,988

$

AWD, 39,000 Miles

11 Chevrolet Silverado

Stock #R593

Stock #R442B

10 Cadillac CTS

4x4, Local Trade

Great Value

20,988*

25,988

*

07 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

$

Stock #R589

$

Stock #R591

Great Equipment

$

Hybrid, One Owner

22,988*

Stock #R565

Stock #R504

09 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

Great Equipment

Great Equipment

Factory Warranty

$

*

11 GMC Terrain SLT

13 Chevrolet Equinox LT Stock #R484

36,988

$

Stock #R537

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

Great MPG

Stock #R588

$

11 Buick Enclave CXL

13 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Low Miles

AWD, Loaded

37,988

Stock #1597A

10 GMC Acadia SLT

13 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

Loaded

38,988

$

ValleSauk y Tru ’s Mos Namsted t Auto e in mob iles

0DQDJHU·V 6SHFLDO Stock #R571

12,988*

$

07 Buick LaCrosse

Great Equipment Stock #R464A

9,488*

$

05 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Very Clean

Stock #R544A

4,988*

$

(815)625.2700 *Prices do not include tax, title, license and doc fees. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. See dealer for details. Dealer not liable for errors in this ad. All pricing ends 02/21/14.

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