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ROCK FALLS | WATER SYSTEM SHUTDOWN

Answers won’t come easily City’s search for cause of failure ongoing, complex BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

ROCK FALLS – Nine days after a wastewater infrastructure failure took down the city’s water supply service for 18 hours, an investigation continues into the exact cause of the failure.

Everyone from the city engineers at Willett, Hofmann & Associates to a multitude of subcontractors involved when the plant was built Mayor Bill Wescott have been called “We may to examine the lift Says never know station. exactly what T h e a n s w e r s happened” might not come quickly, or at all, city officials say. “We may never know exactly what happened,” Mayor Bill

water treatInside ment facility. Lyndon The city had was without struggled for water Friday years to meet after a main i n c r e a s i n g l y break, A4 strict federal regulations at the old facility. Rock Falls was under court order to put a new sewage system in place by December 2011. In 2004, the city and its engineers started working toward that end. They worked with the Illinois attorney general’s office and state regulators to reduce

Wescott said. “We’re conducting a thorough investigation, and the good, the bad, or ugly, we’ll let people know.” The sheer number of suppliers and subcontractors used on the nearly $30 million water reclamation project could make it more difficult to put together the puzzle pieces. Willett, Hofmann engineer and Vice President Matthew Hansen estimates that number to be well into the 20s. The raw sewage pump station went online July 28, 2011, followed the next day by the waste-

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the fines assessed until the new facility was built. The city’s engineers have been responding to whatever officials need from them. This is somewhat new territory for some of the people at the engineering firm as well, Hansen said. “With sanitary sewer systems, you can expect to be dealing with backup and wet-weather situations, but I’ve never seen anything like this on this scale,” he said. ANSWERS CONTINUED ON A4

DIXON | CRUNDWELL AFTERMATH

Crundwell returns not all in yet Farmland, bank accounts to increase Dixon’s recovery BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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Jeff and Melanie Reis of Sterling play with their daughters (from left) Lena and Lily in August at Sinnissippi Park in Sterling. The road to parenthood was long and bumpy for the couple. They battled Melanie’s ovarian disease, failed fertility treatments, a dead-end domestic adoption journey, and a painful miscarriage before having Lily and adopting Lena from Ethiopia. Today, the Reises could not be more happy.

Couple blessed with miracle baby, adopted orphan BY JENNY YOUNG jyoung@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 565

STERLING – “Elmo! Elmo!” shouts a curly-haired toddler. Wearing a big smile and Elmo pajamas, Lena runs to the television and dances to a favorite “Sesame Street” song. Meanwhile, her bouncy baby sister, Lily, giggles and plays with toys on the floor.

Their mother, Melanie Reis, 30, of Sterling, never imagined such a scene in her living room. After battling ovarian disease, failed fertility treatments, a dead-end domestic adoption journey, and a painful miscarriage, Melanie’s dreams finally came true. She and her husband, Jeff, 31, are the parents of a little

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Ethiopian princess and a miracle baby.

‘The worst look he had ever seen’ Melanie suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis. She and Jeff always wanted a family but struggled to conceive. And their efforts to adopt within the United

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States led nowhere. When Melanie finally became pregnant in November 2011, the couple were overjoyed – until a devastating appointment knocked the wind out of them. The ultrasound technician listened for the baby’s heartbeat. No thumping. No more life inside Melanie. COUPLE CONTINUED ON A9

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DIXON – More money from the assets of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell are coming to Dixon. Crundwell, who was arrested in 2012 for stealing nearly $54 million from the city over two decades, had a 20 percent interest in the Humphrey Family Partnership, which controls about 347 acres of farmland near Dixon, said Jason Wojdylo, chief inspector of the U.S. Marshals Service’s asset forfeiture division. Two known Crundwell bank accounts also contained about $19,000 combined, he said. Crundwell’s share of the farmland is now owned by the federal government, Wojdylo said, the result of her assets being seized soon after her arrest. CRUNDWELL CONTINUED ON A5

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Rock Falls man arrested on robbery, drug charges BY CHRISTI WARREN CWARREN SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls man was beaten and robbed outside the home of an acquaintance who was jailed after the inci-

dent, police say. The victim suffered minor injuries to his face, but required no medical attention, according to a Rock Falls police news release. Rock Falls Commander Tammy Nelson said

Joseph Queen, 21, of Rock Falls, beat up the man Thursday night and took his wallet and $700 that he was carrying. Police responded to a call about the robbery about 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block

of West Sixth Street. After talking with the victim, Nelson said, police obtained a search warrant for Queen’s home to look for the items taken from the victim. Nelson said they found

the items, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Queen was arrested just after 2 a.m. on charges of robbery, possession of

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Zythoff has big, surprisingly vulnerable heart F ebruary is American Heart Month, and you know what that means: Myriad stories of folks surviving heart illness and then dramatically changing their lifestyle. Or, more inspiring yet, tales of folks winning heated battles with ailments of the ticker by taking control of things like diet and exercise. This is not one of those stories. But its message might be even more important. If you know the Rev. Ken Zythoff, the longtime minister of Bethel Reformed Church who retired about a year and a half ago, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve likely seen him riding his bike. Or perhaps rototilling his or a neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden. Maybe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen him and his wife, Sally, strolling through Kilgore Park. But about 3 years ago, that last, seemingly innocent activity triggered a massive heart attack in Zythoff who, by sheer appearances, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the first guy youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tag for such a harrowing experience. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get this out of the way. Yes, this is a column about people. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to telling you all about why Zythoff is a super-awesome guy. In a minute. Because this also is an column, allow me to interject my humble opinion. Oh, and I get to use juvenile tricks for emphasis. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see, ... where is the ... aha! WHAT HAPPENED TO ZYTHOFF COULD HAPPEN TO ANY OF US. With caps lock disengaged, allow me to explain. Zythoff looks the same today as he did the day he had about a 20-minute window before ... well, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not think about that. He has always been

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active. He hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly overhauled his diet. The heart is sort of like the emotion itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so often associated with â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it does not discriminate. All it takes is the right combination of any assortment of factors, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a target. In Zythoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the family, and his cholesterol level was slightly above the recommended level. But for his father, perhaps the factor was that he was a smoker. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gender. Age. Race. Diabetes. Stress. You know, to name a few. So have your annual check-up, folks. Set it up now. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wait. Nice work. Moving along. Zythoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brush with death was a roller coaster. Shortly after admission to CGH Medical Center, he was told that he was having â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not that he had, or was about at risk of having â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a heart attack. Then medical personnel told Zythoff that the issue had resolved itself, and they left a couple of nurses in the room to keep tabs on him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within a few minutes, they were basically sprinting down the hall with me in the gurney,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Literally running,â&#x20AC;? Sally interrupts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was trying to call our sons, and they were yelling â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Code Blue!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Ken Zythoff talks in his Sterling home about his heart attack and how it has changed his approach to everyday life. They prepped him for a catheter, and he was told that his left anterior descending artery (while hard to pronounce, not too scary of a term) was a widow maker. (OK. Is anything scarier than that?) It gets the term because, when a heart attack is born there, only 10 percent of sufferers cheat death. But Sally isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a widow today, despite the fact that cardiologist Dr. Paul Maxwell would later tell her that her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attack was an 8.75 on a scale from 1 to 10. Naturally, Zythoff would point to divine intervention to explain why heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still here with us. Whether you believe in that sort of thing or not, whatever intervened made the right call. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all better off with him here. Even in retirement, Zythoff volunteers as a police chaplain, as well as at the hospital. He also has helped many, many folks struggling with thoughts of suicide to find and embrace the will to live. And on a perceivably lighter note, when he sees someone he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t classify as a spring chicken shoveling snow, he pitches in.

Do you hear voices? Not yet? Then click on this story at saukvalley. com to hear the whole conversation with the Rev. Ken Zythoff and his wife, Sally. That reminds me. Take it easy with the shoveling. Just last week, Dr. Maxwell told me, he had six male patients whose vigilance resulted in heart attacks. Back to Zythoff. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a beautiful family: a charming wife and three sons, all married with children, running his grandkid total to eight. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sort of upbeat, funny guy youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think the good Lord would be remiss to take away from us. But that Guy works in

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The Rev. Ken Zythoff, a 35-year Sterling resident who retired about a year and a half ago, is a heart attack survivor. The former minister at Bethel Reformed Church rides his bicycle regularly and is building a cedar strip canoe. mysterious ways. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re awesome, too. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust that being super-great will keep you around. I emphasize again: Get a

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OBITUARIES Jessie Smith STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jessie Smith, 91, of Sterling, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, at his home. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He also was owner and operator of Bargain Exterminators for 24 years. Jessie was born July 13, 1922, in Moultrie, Ga., to Curtis and Frances (Holten) Smith. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Barbara Lula (Hereford) Smith on Nov. 2, 1942, in Rossville, Ga. She preceded him in death on July 18, 2010. Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis (Robert) Simpkins of Sterling and Frances (Charley) Riney of Rockford; four sons, Phil Smith, Curtis J. (Joan Leblanc) Smith,

and Ernest Eric Smith, all of Sterling, and Karl (Gwen) Cole of Chicago; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by one son, Dwain Hereford; one brother, James Smith; one grandchild, Rebecca Hereford; and one great-grandchild, Xavier Smith. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Cooper and the Rev. Roger Carlson co-officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Albert A. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fantuzzi HARMON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Albert A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alâ&#x20AC;? Fantuzzi, 78, of Harmon, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He worked for Ford Motor Co. in Detroit. He was born March 29, 1935, in Oneonta, N.Y., the son of Amando and Angeline (Romanelli) Fantanzzi. He was a veteran of the Marines, serving during the Korean War. He married Helen Willis on July 17, 1972, in Tucson, Ariz. Survivors include his wife of Harmon; five

stepchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-greatgrandson. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be at a later date at Harmon United Methodist Church. Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy is handling arrangements. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

Evelyn L. Johnson STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evelyn L. Johnson, 96, of Sterling, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Four Seasons Living Center in Morrison. Evelyn was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Walnut, the daughter of Eugene Moodie and Ella Christensen. She married Leland Johnson on June 20, 1953, in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on February 18, 1967. Survivors include five children, Jim, Nelda, Cheryl, Dana, and Darin; one sister, Edith; one brother, Elmer Jr.; 16

grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She also was was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Lynn; one son, Rod; and one sister, Edna. Cremation rites have been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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Lucy J. Ege ELIZABETH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lucy Jane Ege, 69, of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Lucy was born May 13, 1944, in Elizabeth, the daughter of Herman and Lenore (Spoerl) Ege. She worked in a Kreider Services workshop in Dixon for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Elizabeth. She enjoyed watching TV and collecting stuffed animals and dolls. She also enjoyed going out to lunch and the movies. Most of all, Lucy cherished working and being able to be around her coworkers and friends. Lucy is survived by her brother, Walter (Shirley) Ege of Elizabeth; two

sisters, Eileen (Richard) Corwin of Durand and Virginia Thompson of Freeport; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday and the funeral at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, with the Rev. Harvey Nicholson officiating. Burial will be at Elizabeth Cemetery. Law-Jones Funeral Homes are handling arrangements. Memorials may be made Kreider Services; Attn: Becky Reilly, 500 Anchor Road, Dixon, IL 60121. Visit www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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Main break results in water outage Tower completely drained BY DAVID GIULIANI DGIULIANI SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

LYNDON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Village residents found themselves without water shortly after noon Friday. About 6:30 a.m., a water main broke at Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue, which led to a villagewide outage when the water tower was completely drained, Village Clerk Shelly Moore said. The situation was expected to last into the evening â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have contacted everyone,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fielding one phone call after another.â&#x20AC;? The village water utility serves 280 customers. After it is restored, Moore said, the village plans to issue a boil order to residents. Kathleen Stone, who campaigned for village president last year, said she called village hall to ask about the problem because her children were expected in town

over the weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The woman asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why do you want to know? Are you going to call the EPA?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Stone said. Last year, village trustee Les Williams called the Illinois EPA to find out about the status of one of the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wells, which isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t operating. The EPA said the city had to wait until after the spring thaw to test it. Other village officials criticized Williams for asking the EPA instead of going to them. Stone supports Williams. Stone said she told the woman, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why do I need to call the EPA? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m calling the town. She was accusing.â&#x20AC;? Stone was referred to Moore who, Stone said, answered her questions. Lyndonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outage occurred 8 days after one in Rock Falls that shut down its system because of a sewer blockage. The cutoff lasted less than a day.

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk Valley Area Interfaith Peace Action will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2200 16th Ave. A previously scheduled meeting on Jan. 27 was canceled because of

bad weather. The featured speaker Monday will be James Jaeger of Sterling, who will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Utilitarianism â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a political alternative for our times.â&#x20AC;? The public is invited. An open discussion will take place after the program. Light refreshments will be available.

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The wastewater and water situations are regaining some sense of normalcy. From the wastewater side of things, all four pumps at the lift station are running. By dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end Tuesday, the pumps had been taken out, examined and cleaned, after being submerged in 190,000 gallons of raw sewage that had backed up at the station. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The pumps are all back in and the motors running,â&#x20AC;? Wescott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are no more problems there.â&#x20AC;? As a safeguard, workers were staffing the lift station around the clock to make sure everything was running smoothly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our primary concern was to get everything up and going again, and make sure there wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a repeat of anything that had failed,â&#x20AC;? City Administrator Robbin Blackert

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said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The pump station is working like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to â&#x20AC;&#x201C; alarms, generators, pumps, everything.â&#x20AC;?

Citizen questions Wescott says he has fielded many questions as to what exactly happened on Feb. 13. A few came from Rock Falls resident Troy Ebenezer during the Feb. 18 City Council meeting. Ebenezer wondered why, after the noon power outage, no one was in place at the lift station to check to see whether the equipment was back online. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the outage occurred, a couple of sewer workers were outdoors working, and two more were off-site,â&#x20AC;? Blackert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything in the new plant worked immediately. There was no neglect on the workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; part.â&#x20AC;? With the integration

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technology now used in water and sewer plants, it is no longer general practice to continually man those stations, Wescott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A large percentage of cities our size donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t man sewer or water plants 24/7,â&#x20AC;? the mayor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The alarm systems notify the people responsible.â&#x20AC;? Blackert went on to explain that all of the failsafes at the pumphouse are on the back end of the system. City officials find it perplexing that multiple levels of alarms and the generators failed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a double failure,â&#x20AC;? Blackert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very concerned as to why the alarms and generators failed.â&#x20AC;? Despite the failures at the pump station, a bright spot was that everything functioned properly at the new treatment plant, including its alarms. Ebenezer also asked city

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officials why water from the Rock Falls Armory wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used. Wescott said the Armory was willing to help, but by the time the first sergeant went through the proper channels of command, donations had been made by Walmart, the Sterling Kroger and Culligan of Dixon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used their water before for special events, but they have to go through headquarters in Springfield,â&#x20AC;? Wescott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Command told him to exhaust all available supplies first.â&#x20AC;? By that time, Walmart had offered four semis full of bottled water, not only filling the need faster, but making it easier for residents to use.

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tions, had frozen service lines after the water was restored. Officials say they believe that situation was probably related to having had the water shut off for a long period of time. Water main breaks continue in Rock Falls, as is the case in many other cities in winter weather conditions. Those are unrelated to the water being shut off. Since Nov. 1, the city has had 14 water main breaks, including an incident that forced 63 people out of Civic Plaza II. Now that thawing season is here with a vengeance, officials expect the water main breaks to continue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to have problems with the water side,â&#x20AC;? Wescott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of those main breaks have boil order potential.â&#x20AC;? Despite the inconvenience experienced by

Rock Falls residents, city officials say they are surprised by how understanding people have been. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It obviously is a situation you would rather not go through, but this has turned out to be one of the most positive experiences Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been at City Hall,â&#x20AC;? City Clerk Eric Arduini said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People could have been negative, but instead, most of them are saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thank you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Now that the crisis has passed, city officials donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan to let up on the investigation end, Blackert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These modern systems are very high-tech, so this could take some time,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could try to pacify people, but we want to get to the root cause. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to put forth every effort to determine what it was.â&#x20AC;?


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Government likely to try to sell farmland this year CRUNDWELL

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In September, Dixon settled a lawsuit with its former auditors and a bank for $40 million, and in December received $9.4 million from the auction of Crundwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets, including her horses, real estate, and belongings. After attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees from the lawsuit were deducted, the city has received $39.4 million in settlements and restitution. For the past 2 years, each of the five shareholders of the land has received an income of $5,000, Wojdylo said, after the mortgage on the land and expenses were paid. Dixon has already received a $5,000 payment, he said, and the city could soon receive a second $5,000 payment, for the 2013 calendar year. The family hires others to farm the land, Wojdylo said, adding that the acreage is spread out, not contained in a single 347acre plot. In theory, the federal government, and as a result Dixon, is entitled to 20 percent of the income for as long as the family partnership owns it. But Wojdylo said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely the

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Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell arrives for a hearing at the federal courthouse in Rockford on Aug. 29, 2012. Money from two bank accounts and from farmland partially owned by Crundwell still could be returned to the city of Dixon. Crundwell is serving a term of nearly 20 years in federal prison for stealing more than $53 million from the city over two decades. government will try to sell its share this year rather than staying involved and having an equal responsibility to maintain the land as a business asset. But selling off the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share could be difficult because the land isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t contained in a single lot and because the government has only one of five votes in the partnership. Among its options, the

government could put its share up for sale, Wojdylo said. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure what the interest in a one-fifth share of 347 spread-out acres would be. The rest of the partnership could also buy out the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share, he said, or the government could transfer ownership of its interest to

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his weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision by the Ogle County Board to exert more control over the Administrative Tow Fund was absolutely correct. The tow fund was established in the fall of 2011, in the first year of Sheriff Michael Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s term. A county ordinance established a new $350 fee to be assessed against all drivers who had to have their vehicles towed at the behest of the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department. Public documents obtained by Sauk Valley Media through a Freedom of Information Act request showed the Administrative Tow Fund collected $210,400 between October 2011 and November 2013, and had withdrawals of $158,132. Records also

showed revenue sources besides the tow fee. The tow fund ordinance gave Sheriff Harn discretion over how that money was spent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a decision that the Ogle County Board apparently lived to regret. Harn spent $22,947 of tow fund money to buy a 2013 Dodge pickup truck and $5,437 for â&#x20AC;&#x153;foldable frisbeesâ&#x20AC;? and other handout items. He paid $4,000 in tow fund money to Bob Coine to run the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page, $700 for a tent for the fair, and $170 for flowers for Secretaries Day. Harn also decided to spend tow fund money to buy print ads last month in Ogle County Life and the Rochelle News Leader, at $1,008 each, to tout the fact that his

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limited tow fund expenditures to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the purchase, Kudos to the Ogle County Board for making repair, or maintenance of police vehicles, vehicle improvements in how money from the equipment, or fuel.â&#x20AC;? Administrative Tow Fund is to be monitored Purchases of vehicles must have the advice and and spent. Greater supervision by more consent of the board. elected officials should make for a wiser, And, a board committee will review monthly more professional use of the funds. reports on tow fund department had returned differently about them. spending. a combined $1.3 million However, he also used Before the vote, the to the county by being the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department board eliminated the under budget the previcredit card to pay for sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s control over ous 2 years. Harn is a can- thousands of dollars of spending decisions by didate for re-nomination â&#x20AC;&#x153;trainingâ&#x20AC;? meals at local removing wording that in the March 18 Republi- restaurants. He made would have allowed the can primary, and he has personal purchases on sheriff to continue spendtwo opponents. the county credit card ing money at his discreBy creating a fund that and reimbursed them tion. The vote on that was off budget and had directly to the credit card amendment was close: little oversight, the Ogle company. 12-11. County Board asked for Taken together, the Bruce McKinney, a trouble. questions about Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board member from Had Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tow fund spending decisions Rochelle, proposed the expenditures occurred in prompted an appropriate amendment, stating, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It a vacuum, perhaps board response. needs to be back under members would have felt By a 22-1 vote, the board the control of the county

board and county treasurer.â&#x20AC;? That is the key to the entire problem regarding the tow fund â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a lack of accountability over how this new revenue stream was spent. Stories by Sauk Valley Media and our sister Ogle County Newspapers publications shed light on the administrative tow fund and raised questions. Pressure by the public helped prompt remedial action by the county board. Now, the tow fund will be operated in a more professional manner. With greater accountability should come wiser decisions on how that money is spent. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way it should be. After all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the pubicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money.

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Thanks city for leadership during crisis

One thing everyone should remember is the worker is worth every penny, and maybe more than he is paid, if he is doing his job. The job, or spoke, may not be by itself. Maybe some of the owners should take the place of the workers, or spokes, that they believe are being overpaid. Most would not know how, or last long if they did. Then they could throw away the wheel, and not have to pay anyone.

DON and SHERYL NOBLE Rock Falls

We, the people of Rock Falls, owe a big thank you to our mayor, sewer department, and water department for fixing our problem so quickly. Also, thanks to Culligan and Walmart for the water, and thanks to the people with the portapotties. Thanks to all the volunteers and people behind the scenes. All of this was set up and started in a matter of hours, and the problems were solved. This shows that leadership is very important, and emergency actions were put into place. We bring people together, and things get done. We have a few elderly neighbors, and everyone was checked and rechecked, and we got through just fine. Thank you, again.

Police office no place for partisan politics JAMES E. DIXON Dixon

The articles in the Telegraph on Tuesday, Feb. 18, regarding the race for the Lee County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position gave me cause for concern. A current Dixon police officer is seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff with the active support of a Dixon police lieutenant. The articles include the apparent agreement of the Dixon police chief to the political positions they are using in their challenge to the incumbent. Not withstanding the disclaimer by the lieutenant that he is acting individually, the letter and articles leave little doubt that there is an effort by the leadership in the department to influence the partisan race for sheriff. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think our police department should be giving the impression that it involves itself in parti-

I endorse Mike Rock for Ogle County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney.

Beware of dirty politics before election GINNY MORRIS Harmon

Smearing Dan Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good reputation with unprovable insinuations just before the primary election is the rottenest of dirty politicking. If Mr. Rutherford does not win the primary, watch the allegations fade away. We can shrug our shoulders and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ah, well, BOB DE ARVIL thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Illinois politics.â&#x20AC;? Chana But it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be. And In January 2013, the we, as voters, can work to Ogle County Board voted change that. unanimously to affirm Mike Rock as stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney. Mike brought to the position 20 years of legal experience, 10 of which included serving as a prosecuting attorney in BOB MUSCHAL Ogle County. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a seaMorrison soned litigator with more than 30 jury trials and Excuse me, I should have hundreds of bench trials said â&#x20AC;&#x153;climate change.â&#x20AC;? Climate change sciento his credit. Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise con- tists agree there is clitributed to the sentencing mate change. Of course, of three important felony they have no vested cases in Ogle County. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest in promoting cliproved to be a fair and mate change. They do firm prosecutor, seek- not depend on climate ing the maximum pun- change for their income. People who doubt cliishment for violent and repeat offenders while mate change are burying utilizing diversion pro- their heads in the sand. I grams when appropriate. am not burying my head in Mike has received the the sand. There is too much endorsement of three durn snow in the way. I would also propose a former Ogle County sheriffs and maintains a great statistic that will prove the rapport with the deputies methodology of the cliand officers throughout mate changers. One hundred percent of all Imams the county. As a family man, Mike agree that Mohammed understands fiscal respon- is the true prophet. One sibility and carries that hundred percent of all understanding into the Roman Catholic priests office. The collection of agree that the pope is the court-ordered fines has representative of Christ increased by more than on the earth. One hun$90,000 over the past year, dred percent of rabbis and $40,000 was returned believe in the teachings of to the county board during the Torah. One hundred the last budgeting process. percent of all atheists Mike is to be commend- agree that the conclusions ed on his reputation, hon- reached above are wrong. esty, professionalism and I know that 100 percent integrity. He willingly of all atheists who are shares his time and tal- offended by the religious ents within the commu- practices of the faithful nity to help advance civic are wasting their energy. goals and advocacy work. Get over it.

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san politics, let alone the impression that it wants to take control of the county sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. The Dixon commissioner of Public Safety or the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners should act to protect the reputation of the police department. It has been a nonpartisan force operating without political influences and, consequently, has had the highest standing in our community. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not compromise the high standards and reputation of our police department. I also donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe any local citizen, whether living in or outside the city, should want a sheriff who was beholden to or otherwise under the influence of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police authorities. The office of the sheriff should be independent. John Varga is an excellent public servant. He is experienced and efficient â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and independent. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep the Lee County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office that way.

Get educated and cast vote in March primary AMANDA NORRIS Sterling

One of our most important duties as citizens of the United States is to participate in the political process. It is vital that

we take this duty seriously. We must take the time to educate ourselves on all candidates who are running and where they stand on the issues that are most important to us. Many people never miss voting in a general election, but very few actually vote in the primary election. Ninety-five percent of the U.S. House of Representatives, state senators, and state representatives are determined in party primaries. And, since only 5 percent of registered voters generally vote in primary elections, every primary vote carries tremendous weight. So, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let a handful of voters deny you the opportunity to select the best possible candidate. Now is the time to begin educating yourself on your choices for the March 18 primary. The Sauk Valley Tea Party has invited both candidates for Lee County sheriff, John Varga and John Simonton, and David Hale who is challenging Adam Kinzinger for the 16th Congressional District seat, to answer your questions face to face. All three candidates have graciously accepted this invitation and will join us at the Loveland Community Building in Dixon at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. This meeting is open to the public, and we

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

encourage every registered voter in Lee County and the 16th District to meet and question these candidates. Then, please, continue to educate yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; visit candidate websites, research their stance on the issues at hand, and fulfill your duty as a citizen by voting in the March 18 primary election.

Pay workers $10 an hour; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re worth it GERALD L. BORK Mount Carroll

Are you worth $10 an hour? There are a lot of Republicans and business people who would probably say you are not. They base their assumptions on how much profit you are making for them. I believe there are few working people that are not worth $10 an hour. The job they are given may not bring in that much by itself, but each spoke in a wheel has a purpose. One wheel on a car is not worth the whole value of the car, but the car is not worth much without four wheels. A store or company owner or manager will not make much of a profit without the workers. Some of these would like to pay the workers little or nothing. Sometimes greed slips in.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m used to writing the most unpopular stories in the world. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what everyone else thinks. News is news.â&#x20AC;? Susan Schmidt, reporter, The Washington Post, 1998

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3HAREYOUROPINIONS Mail: The Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081 Email: letters@saukvalley.com Fax: 815-625-9390 Website: Visit www.saukvalley.com Policy: Letters are to be no more than 300 words and must include the writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, town and daytime telephone number, which we call to verify authorship. Individuals may write up to 12 letters a year.

OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN LETTERS AND COLUMNS ARE THOSE OF THE WRITERS AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF SAUK VALLEY MEDIA.


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Good decisions begin with good information “T

rust but verify” is a Reaganism that should serve individuals as well as superpowers armed with nuclear weapons. People generally can trust their government, and they usually can depend on the media (despite a long-standing political strategy designed to make you think otherwise). Most – though not all – of those folks involved in both work on behalf of the public interest. But such trust should be tempered with skepticism, and it should be questioned and challenged regularly. People should consider many sources of information, and different points of view, in determining what’s best for them. How do they do that? Three words: Knowledge is power. PUBLIC ACCESS LAWS are designed to put information – power – in the hands of the people. That’s you. Those statutes give you a legal right to attend meetings of government bodies and inspect records kept by government offices. If you don’t trust poli-

ticians to give it to you straight, and you don’t believe the news media will protect your interests ... well, you can do it yourself. Although news reporters regularly use Illinois’ Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act, those are called public access laws for a reason. Journalists have no more rights to attend meetings and inspect records than you do. You should take a personal interest in making sure your rights in that regard are protected – and expanded.

AMONG BILLS FILED in the current Illinois Legislature are two that could affect your access to government information. One, House Bill 4268, would require public bodies to have a hearing on public employee contracts before approving them. The other, Senate Bill 3072, would block the public – and the press – from getting access to 911 recordings. Both are issues with a history in the Sauk Valley. THIS NEWSPAPER has, during this editor’s ten-

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

ure, been pretty aggressive in pushing government bodies to release publicly – before voting to approve – tentative contracts with their employees. We objected loudly in 2009 when the Sterling City Council withheld details of a renegotiated contract with firefighters. Both sides refused to release their agreement after negotiations ended on the Friday before Labor Day. When city council members voted on the deal the following Tuesday, they did so without telling the public what was in the contract revisions. In fact, no one said a word when the mayor asked for “discussion” before the vote to approve. In 2012, the Sterling School Board voted on a new contract with teachers. The meeting agenda called it “a two-year col-

lective bargaining agreement with the Sterling Education Association.” But the superintendent refused to make the contract public – even the day after it was approved – calling it “a preliminary first draft” of a contact. But the board never took another vote once a final contract was drafted. It was made public a couple of weeks later. That kind of nonsense will stop if House Bill 4268 becomes law. It would require, before any such contract was approved, a government entity to publish the agreement on its website and, within 14 days of posting it, conduct a public meeting to discuss the negotiated deal. Why should you care? Because the largest part of your property tax dollar goes to support your local public school district. And the largest part of its budget is used for the pay and benefits of teachers as provided in that contract. Maybe some people don’t mind being told that how their tax dollars are spent is none of their business. Maybe they should.

THIS COMMUNITY has had a healthy discussion in recent weeks about a

911 recording that this newspaper obtained from state police under the Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act. That recording revealed the conversations in November that a state police dispatcher had with motorists who reported a man in distress lying along Interstate 88. Although at least three drivers told the dispatcher the mile-marker near to where the man lay, waving for help, police couldn’t find him. He froze to death overnight. The recording raised many questions for people who read the transcripts in the newspaper: Did police try hard enough to find the man? Was police procedure adequate to address the situation? Was it followed? Why didn’t the dispatcher tell one of the callers to stay at the scene to show police where to find him? That is the value of making 911 recordings accessible: They allow the public – and the press – to monitor the performance of public safety forces in their official duties. SB 3072 would deprive the public of those recordings, which are

government records relating to how effectively public employees are serving the community. Maybe some people think the performance of police and fire departments is none of the public’s business. But we suspect that most of the public is keenly interested in the subject. Or they should be. WHO DO YOU TRUST to look out for your interests? If you believe the only person you can really trust is yourself, you ought to be interested in having the information you need to make intelligent decisions on matters that affect your life and that of your family and neighbors. That includes the decisions you make about who you elect to public office. Information obtained from public access laws – whether school budgets or police activity logs – can help you to make those decisions. Twentieth century philosopher John Dewey observed that it’s difficult to interest the public in the public interest. It shouldn’t be. Knowledge is power.

THE READER’S VOICE

Don’t approve of abortion? Don’t have one STEVEN A. LOPEZ Sterling

After reading the letter sent in by Charles Becker [“Abortion still heinous, godless,” The Reader’s Voice, Feb. 8], I had to pick the pencil back up. Becker started by

assuming this generation is opposed to [abortion rights], and future generations will look down on the “godless” act of abortion. That isn’t true. This current generation is the most secular generation we’ve had, and it’s reasonable to predict the coming generations will only continue to be more secular. For this reason, it doesn’t matter how “godless” the act is to people.

He then states his idea on life is supported by facts. It isn’t. You have to determine what kind of life you’re describing. You say life begins at conception, even when we know it isn’t a mammalian organism immediately. It’s simply a cluster of unconscious cells. When it comes to specifying life, the biggest factor is consciousness. So there’s the question: Is a

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What do you think? Let us know. Write your own letter to the editor and send it to: letters@saukvalley. com ing it’s our leader’s fault that life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are in jeopardy. Have you ever thought that maybe the reason our freedom is in jeopardy, is because of

people who oppose it as you do? Your religion is yours; it’s not a code that the rest of us must live by. If you have an issue with abortion, don’t have one. If you have an issue with gay marriage, don’t marry a gay person. But please, don’t infringe on others’ lives simply because you wouldn’t live that way yourself.


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CRIME IN THE SAUK VALLEY | SEX OFFENDERS

Why are some offendersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; photos missing? Local police explain absence on state website BY DAVID GIULIANI DGIULIANI SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

Illinois requires registered sex offenders to have their photos on the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s database. Most do, but not all. As of mid-week, Whiteside and Lee counties each were missing photos for six offenders on the state sex offenders website (www.isp.state. il.us/sor), which is run by state police. Whiteside Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s section included 124 offenders, while less populous Lee County had 73. According to the state police website, local law enforcement agencies must take photos of offenders in their jurisdictions when they register. They must then forward the pictures to state police. The state police website says offenders lack photos on file for two reasons: local agencies didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take their pictures during registration, or they never forwarded them to state police. According to their website, state police try to ensure that all sex offenders have photos attached to their information. Sean Black, a spokesman for the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said no one had called his

group about photos not appearing on the state website. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope the agencies resolve that issue,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The website loses some of its functionality without the pictures. Obviously, when people go on it, they want to see the picture and the address.â&#x20AC;? If pictures are not posted, the public is advised to call local law enforcement agencies to inquire about such problems, according to the state police website. Sauk Valley Media did just that, and hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it found out:

Dixon Three sex offenders living in Dixon had no photos. One of them got his photo taken for his initial registration a day before Sauk Valley Media called, Police Chief Danny Langloss said. As for the two others, Langloss said in an email, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will resend them today, since [state police] donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have them.â&#x20AC;?

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Varga said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not there, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The other one is being sent today.â&#x20AC;?

Ashton Another offender without a photo lives in Ashton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we have to take a photo, we will,â&#x20AC;? Police Chief Darrell Farringer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m all for it.â&#x20AC;?

Sterling Two sex offenders in Sterling lack photos on the website. One of them has moved to Wisconsin, where he

offenders, was aware of a man convicted in DuPage County who now lives in Fulton. She said a photo was taken and that local schools had it. After an interview, Borgman called back to say she had re-sent the information to state police, saying the agency told her it updates its website every Friday.

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was convicted in the first place, said Claudia Garcia, who handles the registrations for the Sterling Police Department. She was informed about that development by a parole officer. She said she thought the other agency would remove the information from the website. The Wisconsin sex offender website showed the man had, in fact, moved to Madison. As for the other offender, Garcia said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would guess he came in here to register and our booking machine wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working properly and was unable to take a photo

Morrison A man convicted of a sex offense in Missouri lives in Whiteside Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat. Chief Brian Melton was aware of that man. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was registered through the state probation or parole system,â&#x20AC;? Melton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do a little research on this. If I need to take a photo, I will.â&#x20AC;?

Fulton Renee Borgman, the Fulton Police Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employee in charge of tracking sex

A man convicted in Iowa lives in Prophetstown. No photo was on the state website. Police Chief Mike Fisk was familiar with the offender. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Probation did call in November about the address where he would be living. They wanted to take a look at it,â&#x20AC;? he said. As for the lack of a photo, the chief said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we can get that fixed.â&#x20AC;?

Unincorporated Whiteside County The Whiteside County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department said it would check the one convicted sex offender in its jurisdiction whose photo is not on the website.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff was with me,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and he said that was the worst look he had ever seen on my face. He was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever want to see that again.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Glitch after glitchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Although heartbroken, Jeff and Melanie never stopped hoping for a family. On Christmas Day 2011, they received a special gift â&#x20AC;&#x201C; online information about an Ethiopian orphan in need of a loving home. The infantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was Elsa, but orphanage workers called her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Medanitâ&#x20AC;? after one of the nannies. Melanie had dreamed of adopting from Africa. The previous summer, she had gone on a mission trip to Ethiopia and Rwanda to care for orphans. She and Jeff quickly applied for the adoption. When the agency approved, Jeff summed up his reaction simply â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;excited.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve waited so long,â&#x20AC;? he said. With support from friends and family, Jeff and Melanie hosted fundraisers to help cover the whopping $40,000 needed for legal fees, travel expenses and other costs. They climbed mountains of paperwork, and muddled through payment problems, miscommunication with the agency, and other challenges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glitch after glitch, it seemed like,â&#x20AC;? Melanie said. Jeff and Melanie chose the name â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lenaâ&#x20AC;? and started decorating her nursery. Little did the couple know, they would need an extra crib.

Melanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stomach began to churn. She decided to take a pregnancy test. The result? Positive. Melanie was shocked. Fearing another letdown, she kept the news from everyone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including her husband â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and went to a clinic for verification. When the clinic called Melanie to report good news, Jeff listened, completely dumbfounded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wait a minute. Who are you talking to? Are you pregnant?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Melanie recalled with a laugh. Melanie said spent her first trimester on the couch battling headaches, nausea, and loss of appetite. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It felt like an eternity,â&#x20AC;? she said. The baby tried to make a grand appearance on Christmas Day 2012. Melanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contractions started more than 3 weeks early, while she celebrated with her family in Newton. They rushed her to a hospital in Effingham. About 10 a.m. Dec. 26, Melanie delivered a beautiful 6-pound, 1-ounce miracle. They named her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lillian,â&#x20AC;? and call her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lily.â&#x20AC;? That would sound cute with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lena,â&#x20AC;? they thought.

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Lena may not be able to read, but she knows love surrounds her. Around the time of Sept. 12, her second birthday, family members decorated the sidewalk outside her grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home with sweet messages.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thankfully, it all worked outâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; With a newborn, Melanie could not fly to Africa to meet Lena and finalize the adoption in the Ethiopian court. Instead, Jeff took a friend, Scott Whalen, 32, of Sterling, for support and company. Whalen is executive pastor at the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church, Sterling First Church of the Nazarene. After a long flight that included stops in the Netherlands and Sudan, the men landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Jeff nervously went to court,

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Lillian Reis, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lily Monster,â&#x20AC;? as her parents affec- Melanie Reis snuggles up with her newborn daughtionately call her, examines the grass in August at ter, Lily, now 1. After battling infertility and a heartwrenching miscarriage, Melanie was thrilled to have Sinnissippi Park in Sterling. a healthy baby girl. hoping he had all the friend navigated this new right paperwork. world, Melanie stayed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Are you â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thankfully, it all with her parents, Jack pregnant?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; worked out,â&#x20AC;? he said. and Nancy Brown, and On Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day 2012, While her husband and prayed. Jeff will never forget seeing his little girl for the first time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like a dream come true,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It had been such a long process, and I was so happy to finally meet her. ...The first several times she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to leave the nannies at the foster home, but by the end of the trip, she was holding her arms out for me.â&#x20AC;? Jeff Reis of Sterling holds his new daughter, Lena, After a life-changing tightly as they travel Ethiopian streets. Locals do not week, Jeff said goodbye use car seats. The photo was taken right after Jeff and to Lena. his wife, Melanie, picked up Lena at her foster home. Two months later, in driver interpreted. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; swimming, visiting a March 2013, he returned â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was extremely shy, pumpkin patch, admirto Ethiopia to bring painfully shy,â&#x20AC;? Melanie ing animals at the zoo, 1-year-old Lena home. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She basically just celebrating birthdays, This time, Melanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parlistened to what we had to and enjoying their first ents watched Lily, and Christmas together, to she joined the adventure. say and would just nod.â&#x20AC;? The couple told her name a few. For Melanie, it was love about their jobs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jeff, a The sisters are insepaat first sight. transportation engineer, rable. They love bathâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The first thing out of and Melanie, a teaching ing together, playing my mouth was, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gorgeousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beau- aide. Today, she is a stay- together, holding hands, at-home mom, but hopes laughing, and squealing. tiful,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Melanie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I to return to the profesMelanie enjoys hearing just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it. I sion someday. Lenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greeting when just started crying.â&#x20AC;? They also told her that they wake up. The once-orphan raised Lena would have a sister. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Morning, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Giggy,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? her tiny hand to wave â&#x20AC;&#x153;We told her, of course, she says, unable to proâ&#x20AC;&#x153;hello,â&#x20AC;? and Melanie that we would take the nounce â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lily.â&#x20AC;? scooped her up. best care of her that we One has chocolate-colLena called them could, and that we already ored skin and the other â&#x20AC;&#x153;mamaâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;papaâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; loved her,â&#x20AC;? Melanie said. ivory, but the sisters are words that melted their Lenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biological moth- color-blind. hearts. She became a er kissed Lena. Jeff and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool to learn from â&#x20AC;&#x153;daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girlâ&#x20AC;? from Day 1, them,â&#x20AC;? Melanie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They clinging to him with white Melanie photographed them together. canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell the difference.â&#x20AC;? knuckles, Melanie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would love for Lena Lily is wild, athletic, and Jocelyn Lilly, Kitchen The family enjoyed Ask to be able to meet her in always on the go, Melasome sightseeing, but about our the future,â&#x20AC;? Melanie said. nie said. She loves to Design: spent most of the week FREE Exhausted and ill, Lena throw balls and wrestle in their guest home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just Upgrade slept soundly the first with daddy. the three of them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to Specials night in her new Ameriâ&#x20AC;&#x153;We call her Lilly monstrengthen their bond. can home. However, the ster,â&#x20AC;? Melanie said. nights that followed were Lena is â&#x20AC;&#x153;artsy-fartsy,â&#x20AC;? She would fall Melanie said, because she â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We would take the rough. asleep only when daddy loves songs. She dances best care of herâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was beside her. and shouts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;More, more!â&#x20AC;? when watching her favorThe Reises visited the ite music videos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; espeorphanage where Lenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We call her cially those with Elmo. biological mother had Lilly monsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The long, hard road dropped her off because to a family taught Jeff of economic reasons. She Soon, the little girl 'SFF &TUJNBUFT t 'SFF .FBTVSJOH t 'SFF %FMJWFSZ takes care of homes and patience, he said. adjusted to her new time â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never thought it moves from place to place. zone, home and family. would take this long to The adoption took Lena, now 2, was offimuch longer than cially adopted in the U.S. start our family, but it expected because the She has been home for 10 was worth the wait.â&#x20AC;? Melanie agreed, mother was difficult to months. Her baby sister 3BJMSPBE BOE $PDISBO 4USFFUT remembering sleepless track down. 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Undefeated Newman and Riverdale high schools are the heavy favorites, with Morrison running a close third, heading into next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Three Rivers Area Conference Scholastic Bowl championship. With the round-robin portion of competition coming to an end Thursday night, the stage is set for championship meets

being held at Newman Central Catholic and Erie high schools at 5 p.m. Monday. The Three Rivers conference grew this year from nine teams to 15, but travel distances made it problematic to have each team play every other team, Newman coach Ann Propheter said in an email. That, though, seemed to negate the positive aspects of the expanded conference, one of which was the opportunity to

play a larger number of different teams, she wrote. So the scholastic bowl coaches decided to split the conference into two geographic divisions: East and West (using state Route 78 as a line of demarcation), then have one night of championship play with the top teams from each division playing in a tournament format at one site and the remaining teams playing at another site, Propheter said. Both divisions have completed 5 weeks of competition, and division champs have been named.

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Judge: Gay couples can GOP hopefuls: State prisons wed sooner in Ill. county crowded, but fixes elusive CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jubilant same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses in Chicago on Friday after a federal judge ruled there was no reason for residents of Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; largest county to wait until the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new gay marriage law takes effect, a decision some hope will prompt county clerks statewide to begin issuing the documents. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled that Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; original ban on same-sex marriage was unconsti-

tutional. That means that even though a state law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect on June 1, there is nothing to stop couples from marrying now. The ruling applies only to Cook County, where Chicago is located, because the suit was filed against County Clerk David Orr. Orr, who supports gay marriage, said it was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;historical day,â&#x20AC;? and performed the first wedding ceremony after the ruling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for one of the couples

that sued him. Mercedes Santos and Theresa Volpe of Chicago were granted a waiver from the traditional 24-hour waiting period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this has really put the ... stamp of approval on the fact that no matter your family makeup, your family is important and marriage is important; equality is important,â&#x20AC;? said Volpe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our children now can look at their family and know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re as equal as their cousinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families and their friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (families).â&#x20AC;?

MONEY & MARKETS The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott .......................... 38.82 Alcoa ............................ 11.74 AltriaCorp .................... 35.36 Autonation .................. 51.09 American Express ....... 88.75 Arris-Group ................. 29.73 Apple.......................... 525.25 ADM............................. 39.99 AT&T ............................ 32.80 Bank of America.......... 16.28 Boeing........................ 128.29 BorgWarner ................. 61.15 BP ................................. 49.80 Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ......................... 66.78 Caterpillar ................... 97.50 CenturyLink ................ 31.09 Chevron ..................... 112.68 Cisco ............................ 22.13 Citigroup ..................... 48.26 CNW ............................ 37.76

CocaCola ..................... 37.19 ConAgra....................... 28.50 Dean ............................ 14.42 Deere & Co .................. 84.70 Disney .......................... 80.14 Donaldson................... 41.52 DuPont ........................ 64.89 Exxon ........................... 95.02 Ford ............................. 15.16 Exelon .......................... 30.43 GE ................................ 24.94 FifthThird .................... 21.44 HawaiianElectric ........ 25.25 Hewlett Packard ......... 29.79 HomeDepot ................ 77.74 Intel Corp. ................... 24.42 IBM ............................ 182.79 IntlPaper...................... 49.14 JCPenney ....................... 5.66 JohnsonControls......... 49.71 Johnson&Johnson ...... 91.52 JPMorgan Chase ......... 57.60 Kraft ............................. 55.09 Kroger .......................... 39.60 Leggett&Platt .............. 31.38 Manpower ................... 74.70 McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ................. 96.44 Merck&Co ................... 56.03

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Commodities The following quotations are provided as a community service by Sterling Futures: Corn: March 4.53; July 4.62ž; Dec. 4.64Ÿ Soybeans: March 13.70½; May 13.60Ÿ; July 13.44½ Soybean oil: March 40.95; July 41.44

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Newman’s Bryce Ivey celebrates with his fans after his 170-pound semifinal victory over LeRoy’s Caleb Wilson on Friday at the IHSA state wrestling tournament at State Farm Center in Champaign. Ivey and teammate Jake Snow are the area’s two lone representatives in the championship matches that will happen Saturday.

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Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty walks on pit road before the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona International Speedway last Saturday. Even two decades after retiring as a driver, Petty is still beloved by NASCAR fans everywhere as The King.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The King was holding court, trying to explain why the words of a driver who has been retired since 1992 carry as much weight today as they did back in the day when Winston was the name of the Cup game. His audience interrupted, wanting instead to drain Richard Pettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pen dry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh my God, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so excited,â&#x20AC;? said one woman, holding a team-issued glossy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know you guys are doing an interview. But, oh my God. Thank you so much, Richard. Oh my God.â&#x20AC;? Another man with a photo tells Petty outside the No. 43 hauler, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I met you years ago.â&#x20AC;? Join the club. When Petty pops out of his chair, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still some spring in those 76-year-old steps, and he signs every photo, smiles for every snapshot, and makes eye contact with the kids who know him only as the voice from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cars,â&#x20AC;? and not the Hall of Fame driver known as The King. In the era of Junior and Jimmie, Petty is the rare throwback who looms as large in NASCAR as the stars of today. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a familiar sight at racetracks in feathered cowboy hats, dark glasses, and cowboy boots. His opinions still move the sports needle, especially when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jabbing fan favorite Danica Patrick. The King is synonymous with Daytona, and he still knows how to steal the spotlight.

Why Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The King s7ONCHAMPIONSHIPSIN      s(ADSERIES RECORDWINS TOP FINISHES  POLESIN STARTS s7ONSERIES RECORD$AYTONA S s-ADESERIES RECORDCON SECUTIVESTARTSFROM  Petty opened Speedweeks defending his remarks that the only way Patrick can win was a race was if â&#x20AC;&#x153;everybody else stayed home.â&#x20AC;? Pressed to clarify or back off his comments, Petty dug in his spurs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It bugs me that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be political correct,â&#x20AC;? Petty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not changing my outlook on the world just to be political correct.â&#x20AC;? Saying the safe thing for the sake of playing nice has never been a Petty specialty. His comments bugged fellow Cup champion Tony Stewart, Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammate and boss, to the point where he challenged Petty to get in a car and race her. How about it, one more spin for old-timerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake, Petty vs. Patrick? â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would be good,â&#x20AC;? a grinning Petty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a while since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on the track. But I think I could come back a little bit.â&#x20AC;? Other drivers defended Pettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call out The King,â&#x20AC;? Dale Earnhardt Jr. said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The King.â&#x20AC;?

He earned that reputation as the best in stock cars, winning seven championships and 200 races â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including seven Daytona 500s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and at one point made 513 consecutive starts; those are all series records. He moved into ownership, and his famed No. 43 is slapped on Aric Almirolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you how many fans come up and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;43 for life. We love The King, so we love you,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Almirola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the fans that I have are Richard Petty fans, or die-hard 43 fans from the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s and 70s, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve carried down all the way to 2014.â&#x20AC;? Petty attended a food donation drive this week at a local WinnDixie that allowed select fans dressed as The King to meet him for an autograph. Sure enough, they came for Petty, dressed in Stetson hats and sunglasses, many with fake mustaches stuck on their faces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are the people that are keeping me in business,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes everything to make it work.â&#x20AC;? The King guessed heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missed only about 100 races in NASCAR history. And he has no plans of slowing down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Racing is not something Richard Petty does,â&#x20AC;? said his son, NASCAR announcer Kyle Petty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Racing is something Richard Petty is. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not ready to just go home and sit down in a chair, because, to him, life is racing. Breathing is racing.â&#x20AC;?

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Sterling Golden Warrior swimmers have a wide range of goals for Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock Island Sectional. Some will be happy with a personal best time, even if that means not placing. Some are just determined to improve their seed to help the team move up in the standings. A few have eyes on a state berth. Two of them have hopes to achieve Sterling swimming and diving history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that Dunlap is coming up, and that they are loaded,â&#x20AC;? Sterling coach Kyle Ruiz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, we expect they will take first in many of the events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We set a goal to get in the top four at the sectional this year. That would be an improvement from last year.â&#x20AC;? Senior Keaton Dir has lofty goals individually, and also thinks his team is ready to have a big day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to get into the top three,â&#x20AC;? Dir said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole team has been working hard, and I think everyone is ready to have their best times.â&#x20AC;? Dir has some lofty goals set for himself. He is seeded first in the 100 butterfly, and third in the 200 freestyle. In boys swimming, only the event winner is guaranteed to qualify for the state meet. Every other swimmer must best the state qualifying standard. Winning the event is important to Dir, but so is his pursuit of SHS history. He is closing in on the school records in both events. Multipletime state champion James Wike set the 200 freestyle record in 2001 at 1 minute, 45.04 seconds. Steve Yemm set the 100 butterfly record of 54.00 seconds in 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve talked to both of those guys, and they are rooting for me to get there,â&#x20AC;? Dir said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am about

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moguls. Canada also won gold and bronze in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slopestyle skiing, and picked up a silver in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s halfpipe, for a total of nine freestyle medals. In the skicross final, Ophelie David of France wiped out about twothirds down the course, giving the bronze to Swedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anna Holmlund.

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MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOCKEY One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S., and moved them to the brink of gold again. Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey tournament. Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome. With an unbeaten run through Sochi, the Canadians are a win away from their third gold medal in four Olympics, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re guaranteed their first medals outside North America in 20 years. Although it was fastpaced and well-played, this win had none of the flair of Sidney Crosbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overtime goal to beat the U.S. 4 years ago. After its first loss in Sochi, the U.S. will face Finland for bronze on Saturday. The Americans were hoping for redemption from their gut-wrenching defeat in 2010, but they only got a businesslike reminder of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clout. The Canadians havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even trailed in Sochi, and they coolly maintained border supremacy on the U.S. by defending their blue line with authority. Their stifling defense has allowed just three goals in five games.

CURLING Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship gave the country a sweep of the curling titles in Sochi. The Canadian women won their first-ever curling title on Thursday. Sweden won the bronze in menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curling, taking an extra end to defeat China 6-4.

ALPINE SKIING Eighteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States became the youngest Olympic slalom champion, male or female, with her win. That mark was previously held by Paoletta Magoni of Italy, who won gold at the 1984 Sarajevo Games when she was 19. Austrian teammates Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel took silver and bronze. FREESTYLE SKIING Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa gave Canada its third 1-2 finish in freestyle skiing events in Sochi, taking the top two spots on womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skicross; the others came in menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

SPEEDSKATING Viktor Ahn, who was born in South Korea and became a Russian citizen in 2011, now has a career-record eight short track medals. In addition to winning the 500, he anchored the Russian 5,000 relay team. He also became the first skater to win all four individual short track events at the Olympics. The U.S. team won silver in the relay, ending a medal drought for the American speedskaters. The long track team failed to get on the podium in 12 events, and the U.S. had been shut out in the first seven events at short track. BIATHLON Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team of twins Vita and Valj Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, and Olena Pidhrushna missed five targets but avoided penalty loops to finish in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 2.5 seconds. Russia was 26.4 seconds behind to take silver, and Norway trailed by 37.6 to win bronze.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michael Conley couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have dreamed up a better start to his Senior Night at Lancaster Gym. The Dixon 12th-grader scored the Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first six points on a pair of 3-pointers from the top of the key Friday night against Ottawa, and he had eight of Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14 first-quarter points as the Dukes jumped out to an early lead on the NIB-12 West-leading Pirates. But Ottawa found its rhythm on both ends of the court in the second half, and clinched the conference crown with one game remaining with a 65-53 victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach [Jason Mead] told me that I was open, to hit that shot,â&#x20AC;? Conley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew [Ottawa center Jacob] Draper liked to sag inside on defense, and we were prepared to hit those outside shots.â&#x20AC;? Dixon (19-5, 7-2) fed off Conleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early energy, building a 19-7 lead after Isaiah Robyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s putback and Cal Jarrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-pointer less than 2 minutes into the second quarter. But Ottawa (21-1, 9-0) fought back to within six (25-19) by halftime, then opened the second half with a 14-4 run to take the lead for good. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came out really well, got that big lead, and were feeling good,â&#x20AC;? Mead said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;then Isaiah got into foul trouble and we lost the only size we have, relative to Ottawa. It started looking like giants versus â&#x20AC;Ś well, people that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as tall out there.â&#x20AC;? The Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; surge consisted of inside buckets from Draper (8 points, 4 rebounds) and the outside shooting of star John Carroll. Carroll, whom the Dukes held scoreless in the first half, exploded for 19 points after the break, and sparked Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rally. It carried over onto the defensive end of the floor, as well. The Dukes hit just three of their 11 thirdquarter shots, and the open jumpers on the perimeter from the first half were no longer available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cal [Jarrett] did a great job against John in the first half, but then we had to switch to a zone because of foul trouble,â&#x20AC;? Mead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He got away from us a couple of times to get their offense going, then they just cut us off defensively.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just so long, and we

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Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A.J. Murdock lets go of a 3-pointer Friday night against Ottawa. Murdock was one of three seniors for the Dukes to play in the last game at Lancaster Gym this season. Star of the game:*OHN#ARROLL Ottawa, 19 points, all in 2nd half, 4 rebounds Key performers:)SAAC Gassman, Ottawa, 19 points, STEALS#AL*ARRETT $IXON  points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 BLOCKS-ICHAEL#ONLEY $IXON 10 points, 4 rebounds Up next: $IXONAT)NDIAN#REEK 7 p.m. today had trouble shooting over them,â&#x20AC;? Conley added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The looks we were getting in the first half just werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there in the second half.â&#x20AC;? With the offense starting to stagnate, Dixon turned to Jarrett and Laron Carr for its scoring. But after Jarrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-point play pulled the Dukes to within 33-32 with 3:21 left in the third quarter, the Pirates closed the period on a 7-2 spurt. Kyle LeBlanc turned Jarrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive-and-dish into a layup to open the fourth quarter, but Carroll nailed a 3 off a kick-out pass from Draper for a 44-36 lead. The Dukes got no closer than eight points over the final 6 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very disruptive defensively in the first half, and Dixon did what they wanted and played at a very comfortable pace,â&#x20AC;? Ottawa coach Mark Cooper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We challenged the kids a little bit, and I thought we had a lot more energy on both ends of

the floor in the second half, played more aggressive defense and got some easier shot opportunities.â&#x20AC;? The loss ends Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances of a first conference title since 196667, but leaves some other goals on the table. Next up: reaching that 20-win plateau for just the third time in program history, and first time since that same season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One goal is out the door now,â&#x20AC;? Mead said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so we have to focus on the next one.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about hard work in practice, watching film and really preparing well,â&#x20AC;? Conley added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now we have to rise to the next challenge.â&#x20AC;? Jarrett finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks for Dixon, while Conley had 10 points and four rebounds, and Kyle LeBlanc added 11 points. Carr dished four assists to go with nine points, and Roby chipped in four points and 10 rebounds in limited action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a lot of respect for Dixon, and the job Jason has done engineering this terrific turnaround,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of bright days ahead for the Dukes.â&#x20AC;? For the Pirates, Isaac Gassman matched Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 19 points, and he also nabbed two steals; Carroll chipped in four rebounds. Brett Johnson matched Draperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eight points, and Cody Stokes added four points, six rebounds and three steals.

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Trojans shave Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; points Mendota defense stifles Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offense in regional championship game BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com    EXT

MENDOTA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Mendota girls basketball regional championship between Sterling and Mendota was a game of contrasts. The Golden Warriors struggled to find offense against the Trojansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; zone defense, but coach Julie Schroeder, after her teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 39-18 loss on the road, said she was pleased with the defensive effort. Sterling was able to break the Mendota full-court press consistently, but turned the ball over 22 times, mostly against the halfcourt defense. The zone defense gave Sterling trouble from the start. The Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first point of the night didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come until 2:34 left in the first quarter, when freshman Mya Pearson hit a pair a free throws. Senior Kayleen Terrock added a 3-pointer a few moments later in the quarter. Those were the only five points the Golden Warriors scored in the first half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t execute the way we wanted to â&#x20AC;&#x201C; taking care of the basketball, and running some of our offense and finding the gaps that we thought we could have,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And hey, a lot of credit goes to Mendota. They played great. They limited our second shots, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get hardly any offensive rebounds.â&#x20AC;? At the end of the first quarter, the Trojans

were up 7-5, and extended their lead to 16-5 at the half. Mendotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abby Kayleen BromenTerrock schenkel Sterling had five senior points at half, and ended the night with 12 as the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer. Schroederâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message to her team at halftime, she said, was that despite the offensive struggles, they were able to limit the Trojansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense to 16 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have told me we would hold them to 39 points, I would have thought we were in the game,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I thought our defensive effort was very good, we just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get anything going on offense.â&#x20AC;? Terrock, Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer, added five points in the second half, and ended the game with eight. Fellow senior Kiara Harris scored three points, all in the third quarter, on a basket, foul and ensuing free throw. Terrock, Harris, Kaitlyn Bauer and Brooke Williams make up a senior class that will be missed, Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year, it seems like we lose some really quality kids,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re losing some great [seniors] this year. Sterling basketball is what it is because of how hard our kids work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our program has been extremely strong, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to miss them.â&#x20AC;?

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The truth in this deal is, I think, exciting, containing as it does a thrilling lie. What should happen in four hearts after West leads the diamond jack? When North passed, East opened with a weak two-bid, showing six good diamonds and some 6-10 high-card points. (In the second position, you should have a textbook hand for a pre-empt because your partner probably has a decent collection.) Then South bid what he hoped he could make. He knew he might miss a slam, but that was not likely, given partner’s initial pass. South seemed to have only three losers: one diamond and two clubs.

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Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laron Carr shoots during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Ottawa at Lancaster Gym. The Dukes lost 65-53 in a NIB-12 West game.

FRIDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Lancaster Gym, Dixon

OTTAWA 65, DIXON 53 OTTAWA (21-1, 9-0 NIB-12 West) "RETT*OHNSON   #ODY3TOKES    *OHN#ARROLL   #HASE (ILL      *ACOB $RAPER      )SAAC 'ASSMAN      +EATING 2OMBACH   -ICHAEL$ONOVAN    ,UKE,ONG   +ENNY"RENT    3CHUYLER0ARKS   ,ARRY #OLEMAN  Totals: 22-45 19-27 65. DIXON (19-5, 7-2) )SAIAH2OBY   ,ARON#ARR    !*-URDOCK   #AL*ARRETT    -ICHAEL#ONLEY   +YLE ,E"LANC   -ATT#OFFEY   .ATE'ASCOIGNE   2ILEY-EHRENS      *$ 'IESON      !NGELO 6ALDES   &JONN"UESCHE   0. Totals: 19-54 11-15 53. /TTAWA     Â&#x2C6;  $IXON     Â&#x2C6;  3s n /TTAWA   #ARROLL   3TOKES   *OHNSON  (ILL  'ASSMAN  $IXON   #ONLEY   -URDOCK   *ARRETT  #ARR  2OBY  'ASCOIGNE    Rebounds n /TTAWA  3TOKES  (ILL  $IXON  2OBY  *ARRETT   Assists n /TTAWA  3TOKES  (ILL  $IXON#ARR *ARRETT Steals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ottawa (ILL 'ASSMAN $IXON2OBY #ARR ,E"LANC  Blocks n /TTAWA  #ARROLL $RAPER $IXON*ARRETT Turnovers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; /TTAWA $IXONFoulsn/TTAWA $IXON2OBY *ARRETTOUT  at Pops Dale Gymnasium, Streator

STERLING 62, STREATOR 47 STERLING (8-13, 4-4 NIB-12 West) $IMITRIC 9OUNG     )SAIAH #ELESTINO     3TEPHEN 'EIGER     *UAN 'OMEZ     2YAN (URLEY    3TERLING 4HORNTON     :ACH 2EHM ERT  2AFA3OSA  $RAQUE 0ENAFLOR (EIER     *OE "ROUILETTE    *ACOB-ARTINEZ Totals: 17 22-37 67 STREATOR (8-16, 1-8) 3OKOL  6ICKERS  0HILLIPS   'ODFREY  .AIMBO  "UTLER  "ROWN  /LSON   (OUCH Totals: 16 5-5 47. 3TERLING     Â&#x2C6;  3TREATOR     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3TERLING4HORNTON 3TREATOR3OKOL  6ICKERS (OUCH 0HILLIPS  at Stillman Valley

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POLO 55, DAKOTA 47 POLO (22-6, 9-4 NUIC East) "RAD#AVANAUGH  3AWYER&RANO   "RAD#AVANAUGH  "ROBE   -AX3IMMONS  7YATT0AT TERSON  !*$OLLMEYER  Totals: 22 10-18 55. DAKOTA (16-10, 9-4) "ENNING  6AN&LEET  "RUEG GER  +ORTEMEIER  :ETTLE   "ROKHAUSEN  ,ANE  Totals: 18 3-4 47. 0OLO     Â&#x2C6;  $AKOTA     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0OLO#AVANAUGH $AKOTA"EN NING :ETTLE "RUEGGER "ROKHAUSEN

Dixon freshman Katlyn Bay saw her bowling season come to an end Friday on the opening day of the IHSA State Meet at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford. Bay finished her inaugural trip to state with a six-game series of 1,018, good for 121st overall, and 427 pins behind leader Julia Bond of Waubonsie Valley, who rolled a 1,445. Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s morning session of 510 included games of 187, 167 and 156, while her afternoon 508 consisted of games of 182, 157 and 169. She earned her state berth with a 1,292, good for third place at last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Freeport Sectional. Bond leads Reba Hall of Leyden (1,436) by nine pins, and that duo is 23 pins clear of third-place Jordan Newham of Metea Valley (1,422), and 65 pins ahead of fourth-place Julie Kowalski of Joliet West (1,380). Waubonsie Valley leads the team standings with a 6,422, with Leyden (6,231), Harlem (6,081) and Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Fallon (6,008) rounding out the top four. Boys basketball Sterling 62, Streator 47: The Warriors outscored the Bulldogs 35-17 after halftime to pick up a NIB-12 West road win. Joe Brouilette led the way with 17 points for Sterling (8-13, 4-4). Sterling Thornton scored 13 points, and Zach Rehmert added 10 points.

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Bret Gittleson !&# POINTS Parker Neuhalfen "6 POINTS Jason Osborn &ULTON POINTS Billy Heeg /REGON POINTS Damon Quest !MBOY POINTS Joe Brouilette 3TERLING POINTS Kameron DawTyne, -ILLEDGEVILLE POINTS ASSISTS

Polo 55, Dakota 47: AJ Dollmeyer scored 22 points as the Marcos earned an NUIC East win on the road. Brad Cavanaugh added 12 points for the Marcos (22-6, 9-4). Brett Benning scored 21 points for Dakota (16-10, 9-4).

Milledgeville 64, Orangeville 49:

The Missiles led 20-5 after one quarter, and used a 17-6 thirdquarter run to stretch their margin to 52-26 heading into the final period in an NUIC East road win. Kameron DawTyne had 17 points, four rebounds and four assists for Milledgeville (21-4, 10-3), while Caleb Skoog and Jordan Harris scored 11 points apiece. Skoog added seven rebounds and four blocks, and Harris chipped in four rebounds and three assists. AFC 55, Durand 38: Bret Gittleson hit three 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help the Raiders to an NUIC East win in Durand. Troy Mairs added 10 points for AFC (13-14, 6-6).

the arc, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to save the Rockets from a BNC West loss in Stillman Valley. Pillars hit five 3-pointers and led the Rockets (6-18, 1-9) with 18 points. Tanner Dean chipped in 12 points. Trevor Gerig scored 20 points for Stillman Valley (7-19, 3-9). Oregon 65, Amboy 41: Billy Heeg scored 18 points, and the Hawks won a nonconference game against the Clippers at the Blackhawk Center. Matt Murray hit five 3-pointers and added 17 points for Oregon East Dubuque 59, Eastland 55: (6-20). Damon Quest made four 3-point- The Cougars (21-4, 12-1) lost their ers and scored 18 points for Amboy first conference game of the year, falling to the Warriors (19-4, 11-2) (2-23). Fulton 77, Bureau Valley 55: in East Dubuque. West Carroll 64, Galena 62: The The Steamers pulled away for a big Three Rivers North win at the Thunder refused to end the season without a conference win, going Storm Cellar in Manlius. The Steamers (20-8, 9-5) had four on the road to notch their first players reach double figures, led NUIC West victory. Brandon Sturtevant and Trevor by Jason Osborn with 19. Matt Dail added 17, while Kyle Huebner had Jones each scored 14 points to lead 13, and Zach Barber chipped in 11. West Carroll (4-18, 1-11). Devin Westemeier and Alex Parker Neuhalfen scored 21 Stillman Valley 72, Rock Falls 53: points for Bureau Valley (18-11, Peebles both scored 12 points for Logan Pillars got hot from behind 10-4). Galena (7-15, 3-9).

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Snow celebrates his 6-3 semifinal victory over Bentonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daniel Krug in a 145-pound bout Friday at the state tournament at State Farm Center in Champaign.

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Snow, Ivey storm into state semifinals BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 555

CHAMPAIGN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing easy about qualifying, and then winning, in the state semifinals, but Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Snow and Bryce Ivey sure made it look that way. Snow and Ivey each turned in sublime performances at the IHSA State Tournament on Friday night, and as a result, will be wrestling for state titles on Saturday. The finals are slated to begin at approximately 6 p.m., after the completion of the Grand March. Newman currently has a Class 1A record 33 individual state champions, and Snow and Ivey will be looking to add to that total. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m extremely happy,â&#x20AC;? Ivey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be just as happy if you accomplished your lifelong dream. About a quarter of the way through the season, I thought this was a possibility, and now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reality.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This feels great. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long time,â&#x20AC;? said Snow, a state champ at 112 pounds as a freshman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always wanted to get back here.â&#x20AC;? Snow (38-1) encountered only minor difficulty in rolling to a 6-3 victory against Bentonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daniel Krug. Takedowns in the first and second periods staked Snow to a 4-1 lead, but Krug was able to manage an escape with 14 seconds remaining in the second period to narrow the gap to 4-3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He caught my ankle when I was trying to ride him out,â&#x20AC;? Snow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really shifty, and a lot different than a lot of kids Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve wrestled this year.â&#x20AC;? In the down position to begin the third period, Snow scored a reversal with 1:25 remaining to up his lead to 6-3. That ended up being the final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew he was a leg rider,â&#x20AC;? said Snow, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but I knew I had to get a reversal. If I could do that, I was confident Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be able to finish it off.â&#x20AC;? In the finals, Snow will take on Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greg Krulas, one of six Indians vying for a championship. Krulas (33-10) pinned Shelbyvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wyatt Fox in his semifinal. Snow vs. Krulas will be a rematch

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryce Ivey battles Caleb Wilson of LeRoy during the semifinals on Friday in Champaign. Ivey advanced to the 170-pound championship bout with a 7-2 win. of last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Byron Sectional final, won by Snow 12-3. Ivey (37-1) turned in a dominating performance in rolling to a 7-2 victory against LeRoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caleb Wilson. Ivey is now 3-0 vs. Wilson, having defeated him 7-4 at the St. Thomas More Tournament, and 7-3 at the Princeton Tournament. This time around, Ivey scored takedowns in each of the three periods, and consistently frustrated Wilson when he tried to attack. Wilson managed only a pair of escapes, and the second of those was at the third-period buzzer, after the bout had been decided. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I go by what [assistant] Coach [Brady] Rude says, and it really works,â&#x20AC;? Ivey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your first line of defense is your head, and if you can keep your head on their head, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost impossible to take you down.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought Ivey was just brilliant,â&#x20AC;? Newman coach Steve Davis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He countered everything that kid threw at him, and was able to get takedown after takedown.â&#x20AC;? Next up for Ivey, ranked No. 2

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by Illinois Matmen, is the No. 1-ranked wrestler, Kyle Betourne of Kankakee McNamara. Betourne (26-0) was a 6-2 winner against El Pasoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hunter Sant Amour in his semifinal. Ivey, who was 0-2 in his only state appearance a year ago, relishes the opportunity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone talks about him like heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a god,â&#x20AC;? Ivey said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but he puts his pants on the same way every other kid in the state of Illinois does. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see it as anyone different Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to have in the finals.â&#x20AC;? It will be the first meeting of the season between Ivey and Betourne, and Davis likes his wrestlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very good wrestler, but so are we,â&#x20AC;? Davis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very good with his technique â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a combination we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really seen. Usually we get one or the other. We can wrestle with guys with technique, and we can out-wrestle guys that are strong. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a great match, but I do like our chances.â&#x20AC;?

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Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tyler Blume is nearly pinned by Joe Behan Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austin Keller battles Wilmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nick of Carterville during their 195-pound bout on Friday. Hawkins during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 160-pound Class 1A Blume escaped only to be pinned later in the bout. wrestleback round. Keller lost 10-5.

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Quarterfinals -ARTIN$OUGLASS DEF$ANIEL:IMMERMAN $AKOTA   /44" 3EALBY "YRON PIN %LLIOTT 3MITHSON 3HELBYVILLE  *OHNSON "OWN DEF 4RISTUN 2EEVES %L 0ASO 'RIDLEY   (ARMSTON,ENA 7INSLOW PIN#OLE7ERNER ,ITCHFIELD 

First-round wrestlebacks 7ENGER,ENA 7INSLOW DEF-ARTIN/RDUNO "EARDSTOWN   "ERGSTRALH0RAIRIE#ENTRAL DEF!MER3HALABI!G3CIENCE   /4 Elias Edmondson .EWMAN PIN *ARED &INLEY3HELBYVILLE  7ILLETT -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE MAJOR DEC 3HAWN3WIDEREK7ALTHER#HRISTIAN  

First-round wrestlebacks :IMMERMAN $AKOTA PIN $EVEN -C"RIDE !RGENTA /REANA  3MITHSON3HELBYVILLE TECHFALL$ANIEL!LLEN 7ARSAW   :ACH 3HOULDERS %AST 2ICHLAND DEF 2EEVES%L0ASO 'RIDLEY INJURYDEFAULT #EDRIC7ILDER.ORMAL5 (IGH DEF7ERNER ,ITCHFIELD  

145 pounds Semifinals Jake Snow .EWMAN DEC $ANIEL +RUG "ENTON   'REG +RULAS $AKOTA PIN 7YATT &OX 3HELBYVILLE 

285 pounds Semifinals *OSH 7ALLICK 'IBSON #ITY -ELVIN 3IBLEY DEC*UNIOR.UNEZ0LANO   %DUARDO'ONZALEZ!URORA#ENTRAL#ATHOLIC DEC"EN#ORLETT3HERRARD  

Quarterfinals Snow .EWMAN DEF +ENDALL 'IBBS "OWEN INJURYDEFAULT +RUG"ENTON PIN'ABE-C+INLEY%L0ASO 'RIDLEY  +RULAS $AKOTA PIN *ONAVAN (UGGINS (OPE!CADEMY  &OX 3HELBYVILLE DEF "EN "UCHELT ,ISLE   /44"

Quarterfinals 7ALLICK 'IBSON #ITY -EVLIN 3IBLEY PIN 2ODNEY"AKER"ELLEVILLE!LTHOFF  .UNEZ 0LANO PIN 1UINTON "ALL -ERCER #OUNTY  /4 #ORLETT3HERRARD PIN"RETT"ENNETT0RAIRIE #ENTRAL  'ONZALEZ !URORA #ENTRAL #ATHOLIC DEF ,OGAN4HIELE0ITTSFIELD  

First-round wrestlebacks $ALTON "LANKENSHIP 6ANDALIA DEF 'IBBS "OWEN INJURYDEFAULT -C+INLEY %L 0ASO 'RIDLEY PIN Dominic Marchetti/REGON  3ETH.EWKIRK,ITCHFIELD PIN(UGGINS(OPE !CADEMY  #ONNOR 7AUGH 2OCKFORD ,UTHERAN DEF "UCHELT,ISLE  

First-round wrestlebacks "AKER"ELLEVILLE!LTHOFF PIN4REVOR-AREVKA 0EOTONE  "RENDON*OSTES&ARMINGTON PIN"ALL-ERCER#OUNTY  "ENNETT 0RAIRIE #ENTRAL PIN 4REVOR 2ICHARDS,AWRENCEVILLE  4YLER/RTMANN!RGENTA /REANA DEF4HIELE 0ITTSFIELD  

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Erie-Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nick Williams gets under Westmontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adam Ferrell during a 170-pound wrestleback bout Friday. Williams won 15-6.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

FRIDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD CLASS 2A Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 106 Pounds Semifinals Jabari Moody (Rich Central) def. Dack Punke (Washington) 4-2 Francis Edelen (Oak Forest) dec. Devante 'RAY"LOOMINGTON   Quarterfinals Moody (Rich Central) pin Chrishon Tucker (East St. Louis) 5:19 Punke (Washington) def. Jimmy Pawelski (Montini) 5-0 %DELEN /AK &OREST DEF "RILEY 3CHULTZ (Antioch) 10-7 'RAY "LOOMINGTON PIN "RANDON 2AMOS (St. Laurence) 5:18 First-round wrestlebacks 4UCKER %AST 3T ,OUIS DEF 4OM "UELL (Lincoln-Way West) 6-5 Jimmy Pawelski (Montini) pin Darnell Smith 5RBAN0REP#HARTER%NGLEWOOD  "RILEY 3CHULTZ !NTIOCH MAJOR DEC %THAN Dockendorf (Sandwich)12-2 "RANDON2AMOS "URBANK3T,AURENCE DEF+YLE3ZLENK (AMPSHIRE $EC  113 Pounds Semifinals $AN3WAN/AK&OREST DEC*ACK(ENDERSON"LOOMINGTON   %THAN2EEL7ASHINGTON DEC"EN6AZQUEZ (Elmwood Park) 10-6 Quarterfinals Swan (Oak Forest) pin Jaden Urrutia, (Sterling), Fall 5:06 (ENDERSON"LOOMINGTON DEF'AVIN3UTTON2 "URTON  /44" Reel (Washington) def. Marlon Manuel (Cahokia) 9-5 6AZQUEZ%LMWOOD0ARK DEF$E6ANTE7ILLIAMS-ORGAN0ARK  

152 Pounds Semifinals Luke Fortuna (Montini) dec. Chase VosBURGH-T6ERNON  /4 Randy Meneweather (Washington) dec. *OSE #HAMPAGNE #HICAGO (EIGHTS -ARian) 1-0 Quarterfinals Vosburgh (Mt. Vernon) dec. Josiah Cropp (Geneseo) 7-0 Fortuna (Montini) dec. Jake Lanning (Pontiac) 5-2 Meneweather (Washington) pin Chris Ward (ERRIN  #HAMPAGNE #HICAGO (EIGHTS -ARIAN INJURYDEFAULT+AVAN-ULLOY,AKES First-round wrestlebacks Cropp (Geneseo) def. Nicholas Sundburg (Woodstock), Dec 5-4 Lanning (Pontiac). Ta Rae Taborn, (Springfield) 2-0 *OHN+RIHA2ICH3OUTH DEF7ARD(ERRIN 9-4 -ATT2YAN,INCOLN 7AY7EST INJURYDEFAULT Mulloy (Lakes) 160 Pounds Semifinals 'ARRETT3UTTON2 "URTON MAJORDEC#OLE 7ITZIG4RIAD   Jacob Warner (Washington) pin Antoine #OBB3IMEON  Quarterfinals 3UTTON2 "URTON MAJORDEC2IGO&RAIRE 3ANDWICH   7ITZIG 4RIAD DEC 4REVOR !LLBERT -ORRIS   Cobb (Simeon), dec. Shawn Safford "LOOMINGTON   7ARNER 7ASHINGTON DEC $ERELL (INKLE #AHOKIA  

First-round wrestlebacks Urrutia (Sterling), def. Merik Fulton (Triad) 2-1 3UTTON 2 "URTON RECFORFEIT.ICK'IURINI 2 "ROOKFIELD -ANUEL#AHOKIA DEC*OSE-UNOZ7AUconda) 7-2 Dan Emma (Sandwich) def. Williams (MorGAN0ARK  /44"

First-round wrestlebacks Fraire (Sandwich) dec. Jake Smothers (Taylorville) 8-6 OT !LLBERT-ORRIS PIN-ATTHEW7HEELER(ARVARD  3AFFORD"LOOMINGTON DEC#OLE(UNZEKER (Geneseo) 9-2 (INKLE#AHOKIA DEF,ATRELL"URDEN 2ICH East)12-5

120 Pounds Semifinals Kyle Akins (Sycamore), dec. Lenny Petersen (Crystal Lake Central) 8-2 $YLAN$UNCAN-ONTINI MAJORDEC$AMEon Adams (Cahoki) 9-0

170 Pounds Semifinals Xavier Montalvo (Montini) pin Patrick Kristin, (Oak Forest) :50 %RIC3CHULTZ4INLEY0ARK DEC*AVIER-ONTALVO,INCOLN 7AY7EST  /4

Quarterfinals Akins (Sycamore) dec. Jordan Reich (VerNON(ILLS   0ETERSEN#RYSTAL,AKE#ENTRAL MAJORDEC !LAN$URHAM/AK&OREST   Duncan (Montini) pin Jonathan Warner 'ENESEO  !DAMS #AHOKIA MAJOR DEC $EONNE -C$ONALD3IMEON  

Quarterfinals Montalvo (Montini) pin Collin Farley (De La 3ALLE  Kristin (Oak Forest) dec. Mitchel Godden -ATTOON   Montalvo (Lincoln-Way West) dec. Kyle Fugiel (Crystal Lake Central) 2-1 3CHULTZ4INLEY0ARK DEC-ICHAEL+OZYRA &ENWICK  

First-round wrestlebacks 2EICH6ERNON(ILLS DEC7ILL*ONES%VERgreen Park) 5-1 $RAKE"OVERIE#IVIC-EMORIAL DEC$URham (Oak Forest) 11-8 "RANDON#RITCHFIELD*ERSEY DEC7ARNER (Geneseo) 9-4 7ILEY !LLEN (AMPSHIRE DEC -C$ONALD (Simeon) 5-2

First-round wrestlebacks Farley (De La Salle) dec. Kerry Montgomery (Springfield) 2-1 'ODDEN -ATTOON PIN #LARENCE 'OMEZ (East Peoria) 1:26 Fugiel (Crystal Lake Central), def. Victor Roberson (Rich South) :14 +OZYRA &ENWICK PIN "RANDON (ANNIGAN # -ONEE 

126 Pounds Semifinals +EGAN#ALKINS-ONTINI DEC(UNTER'RAU (Geneseo) 7-0 'RANT 3UTTON 2 "URTON DEC 2ICKY Stringfellow (Peoria) 5-0

182 Pounds Semifinals Colin Carr (Washington) dec. Derrick Curry (Montini) 5-1 Michael Zelasco (Crystal Lake Central), DEC(ARRISON7ILLIAMS3PRINGFIELD  

Quarterfinals Calkins (Montini) dec. Kyle Ruettiger, (Lincoln-Way West) 12-6 'RAU'ENESEO PIN%GAN"ERTA ,EMONT 1:42 Stringfellow (Peoria), dec. Ceaser Clark (Tinley Park) 7-0 3UTTON2 "URTON PIN2ILEY"EARD )LLINOIS 6ALLEY#ENTRAL 

Quarterfinals #ARR 7ASHINGTON MAJOR DEC "RANDON Klein, (Champaign Central) 10-0 #URRY-ONTINI DEC*AVIER3OTO"REMEN 8-5 Williams (Springfield), pin Ryan Pitra (Geneseo) 5:24 Zelasco (Crystal Lake Central), dec. Christopher Malone (Sycamore) 2-0

First-round wrestlebacks Ruettiger (Lincoln-Way West) dec. Josh (ARVEY%VERGREEN0ARK   +OLTON 4AYLOR - 3EYMOUR DEC "ERTA (Lemont) 6-4 Don Cavitt (East St. Louis), dec. Clark (Tinley Park) 9-2 -OUSA*ODEH/AK&OREST DEC"EARD)LLInois Valley Central) 8-6 OT 132 Pounds Semifinals !LEXANDER"UTLER"OYLAN DEC.OAH+EEFE (Lincoln-Way West) 9-4 +ENNY "ALDRIDGE -ORRIS PIN -ICHAEL Petersen (Crystal Lake Central) 5:00 Quarterfinals "UTLER "OYLAN #ATHOLIC DEC "RANDEN Peshek (Johnsburg) 9-4 +EEFE,INCOLN 7AY7EST MAJORDEC#ALEB &ORTUNA-ONTINI   Petersen (Crystal Lake Central) pin Jacob Wever (L.-Peru) 5:59 "ALDRIDGE -ORRIS MAJOR DEC 0ATRICK Schoenfelder (Antioch) 16-4 First-round wrestlebacks Trumain Flynn (Springfield) dec. Peshek (Johnsburg) 8-6 &ORTUNA -ONTINI DEC %LI 2OBERTS (ERrin) 4-2 Wever (LaSalle-Peru), pin Carnell Wrencher 3IMEON  3CHOENFELDER !NTIOCH DEF 3TEVEN "RADFORD"LOOMINGTON   138 Pounds Semifinals Randle Taborn (Springfield), def. Stephen 2ICHARDSON0ONTIAC   Vincent Turk (Montini), def. Johnathan Gahagan (St. Laurence) 11-4 Quarterfinals Taborn (Springfield) dec. Logan Lundelius #RYSTAL,AKE#ENTRAL   Richardson (Pontiac) dec. Anthony Swindell (Carmel) 6-5 4URK -ONTINI MAJOR DEC 0ATRICK 2ILEY (Eisenhower) 18-6 Gahagan (St. Laurence) def. Justin -C'ADY"ELVIDERE   First-round wrestlebacks Lundelius (Crystal Lake Central) pin Amier +HAMIS,INCOLN 7AY7EST  Demetrius Jackson (Urbana), dec. Anthony Swindell (Carmel) 9-6 2ILEY %ISENHOWER MAJOR DEC *AKE +IRKman (Lemont) 12-4 -C'ADY "ELVIDERE MJOR DEC 'IOVANNI Sosa (Clemente) 11-0 145 Pounds Semifinals #HRIS 'ARCIA -ONTINI MAJOR DEC +YLE 2ODRIGUEZ,INCOLN 7AY7EST   3IR2OMEO (OWARD %AST 3T ,OUIS MAJOR dec. Daniel Close (Ottawa)14-6 Quarterfinals 'ARCIA-ONTINI DEF(ARATIO!USTIN3PRINGfield) 7-6 2ODRIGUEZ ,INCOLN 7AY 7EST DEC *IM "RENNAN,EMONT   (OWARD %AST 3T ,OUIS MAJOR DEC .ICK Remke (Woodstock Marian) 18-10 #LOSE/TTAWA MAJORDEC-ICHAEL3HANAHAN3T)GNATIUS#OLLEGE0REP   First-round wrestlebacks !USTIN 3PRINGFIELD MAJOR DEC *EREMIAH Delt, Chicago (Simeon) 10-2 "RENNAN ,EMONT DEC ,UKE !BBOTT (Marion) 5-1 Remke (Marian), dec. Kylian Lally (Dixon), 2-0 Shanahan (St. Ignatius College Prep) dec. -ASON,EE(IGHLAND  

First-round wrestlebacks Klein (Champaign Central), dec. Rodolfo Caballero (Solorio Academy) 8-2 3OTO"REMEN PIN.ICK0OLSTON-ATTOON 2:18 Pitra (Geneseo) dec. Anton Krocko, (AMPSHIRE   -ALONE3YCAMORE DEF4AD#RAVENS(ERrin) 7-2 195 Pounds Semifinals Anthony Ferraro (Montini) dec. Alex Fuentes (Ottawa) 9-6 Andrew Marsden (Crystal Lake Central), pin !USTIN7ELTHA"LOOMINGTON  Quarterfinals &ERRARO-ONTINI MAJORDEC*ORDAN,ADD (Illinois Valley Central) 10-1 &UENTES /TTAWA DEC :ACH -ARTIN (ARVARD   -ARSDEN #RYSTAL ,AKE #ENTRAL PIN "RANDON-IZLO'ENESEO  7ELTHA "LOOMINGTON DEC 'EORGE "ESSETTE!NTIOCH   First-round wrestlebacks Ladd (Illinois Valley Central) tech. fall Aaron "OUIE2ICH%AST   -ARTIN (ARVARD DEF *OHN -C+INNEY (Triad) 2-1 -IZLO'ENESEO DEC.ICK'RAZIANO/AK &OREST   "ESSETTE !NTIOCH PIN #ODY 3CHOOLEY ,IMESTONE  220 Pounds Semifinals Edgar Ruano (Montini) tech. fall Alex Gelber 3PRINGFIELD   Nate Magiera (Wauconda) pin Romeo -C+NIGHT#RYSTAL,AKE#ENTRAL  Quarterfinals 2UANO-ONTINI MAJORDECBryant Lilly (Sterling) 17-4 'ELBE 3PRINGFIELD DEC #ODY "ARNES (Woodstock North) 7-6 Magiera (Wauconda) dec. Toby Rivera (Champaign Central) 6-0 McKnight (Crystal Lake Central) pin Cyrano Rayfield (Ottawa) 1:40 First-round wrestlebacks Lilly 3TERLING MAJOR DEC 2AEKWON 0ITTman, (Rich Central)12-2 ,ANE!KRE'ENESEO PIN"ARNES 7OODstock North) 2:58 'ERI-ALLETT/AK&OREST INJURYDEFAULT2IVEra (Champaign Central) Rayfield, Ottawa (Twp.) pin Josh Jones, -IDLOTHIAN"REMEN  285 Pounds Semifinals 4ANNER &ARMER (IGHLAND DEF .ICK 6ERbeck (Geneseo) 1-0 Michael Johnson (Montini), def. Deuce Rachal (Lindblom) 7-4 Quarterfinals &ARMER (IGHLAND DEF !DAM &REIMUND (ARVARD   Verbeck (Geneseo) pin Frank Tomaskovic 3T,AURENCE  Johnson (Montini) pin Andrew Mays (PonTIAC  2ACHAL,INDBLOM PIN"LAKE(OOPER4AYlorville) 4:57 First-round wrestlebacks !DAM &REIMUND (ARVARD PIN *ONATHON (EWITT,A3ALLE 0ERU  Frank Tomaskovic (St. Laurence), dec. Octavius McCloud (Carbondale) 9-8 Josue Carias (Solorio Academy) pin Andrew Mays (Pontiac) :41 "LAKE(OOPER4AYLORVILLE DEC*OE"LITSTEIN 6ERNON(ILLS  /454"

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Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kylian Lally battles Woodstock Marianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nick Remke during a Class 2A 145-pound bout on Friday at the state tournament in Champaign. Lally lost 2-0.

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Working hard for hardware Lilly, Urrutia still alive in consolation bracket in Class 2A BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

CHAMPAIGN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryant Lilly and Jaden Urrutia had state championship hopes when they woke up on Friday morning. Those hopes were dashed by Friday afternoon, but they still have a chance at hardware after winning wrestleback bouts at the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament at State Farm Center. The 220-pound Lilly bounced back from a disappointing quarterfinal performance to take a 12-2 major decision from Rich Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raekwon Pittman. Lilly (32-12) had Pittman on his back at the end of the first period, and one mat official actually signaled the bout was over with a pin, only to be overruled by the other official. Still, Lilly was in command with a 5-0 lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going up 5-0 in the first period at state is pretty big,â&#x20AC;? Lilly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then you can relax a little bit, think about your position, and usually theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make a mistake because they have to do something. I just stayed in good position, and caught him on his back again.â&#x20AC;? Lilly built a commanding 10-0 lead late in the second period, then stayed out of trouble the rest of the way. It was a good response to a 17-4 loss against Montiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edgar Ruano in the quarterfinals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Montini kid, he controlled the whole match,â&#x20AC;? Lilly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wrestled the way he wanted to, and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to do a better job.â&#x20AC;? Urrutia had a similar experience to Lilly. He was handled in the quarterfinals, but gutted out a 2-1 decision against Triadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Merik Fulton in the wrestleback round. After a scoreless first period, Urrutia (23-6) scored a reversal with 1:13 left in the second period to seize a 2-0 lead. He then rode out Fulton until the final moments of the third period.

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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jaden Urrutia grabs a leg of Oak Forestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dan Swan of Oak Forrest during a quarterfinal in the 113-pound bracket at the state wrestling tournament on Friday at State Farm Center in Champaign. Urrutia was pinned in 5 minutes, 6 seconds. Urrutia went on two in a first-round wrestleback. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was more worried about not getting to his back than getting an escape,â&#x20AC;? Urrutia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put him in that position.â&#x20AC;? Urrutia drew a tough customer in the quarterfinal round in defending 106-pound state champion Dan Swan of Oak Forest. Swan had takedowns in the first and third periods in building a 5-0 lead before winning by pin in 5:06. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a great wrestler,â&#x20AC;? Urrutia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had one shot in the first period, and took me down with that shot.â&#x20AC;? Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kylian Lally also got a wrestleback, but was unable to advance. The 145-pounder gave up a reversal with 1:25 remaining in the second period against Woodstock Marianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nick Remke, and Remke made that stand up for a 2-0 win. Lally (32-8) was in the down position to start the third period, but

was unable to escape in those 2 minutes. The loss capped a difficult weekend for Lally. In his preliminary bout against No. 2-ranked SirRomeo Howard of East St. Louis, they were tied 6-6 in the waning moments of the third period. Howard then scored a takedown with 3 seconds remaining to claim an 8-6 win. Stayinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; alive: Three area Class 1A wrestlers kept their hardware hopes alive by winning firstround wrestleback bouts on Friday morning. Newman 138-pounder Elias Edmondson took care of Shelbyvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jared Finley by pin in 3:10. Edmondson was trailing 3-1 in the second period when he got got Finley to his back. Po l o â&#x20AC;&#x2122; s E t h a n C a i n needed just 1:08 to finish off Tremontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cole Lenington at 160 pounds. Cain had dropped a 12-6 decision against Planoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Wes Brown in the quarterfinals. Erie-Prophetstown 170-pounder Nick Williams stayed alive with a 15-6 victory against Westmontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adam Ferrell. Williams began his day with a 5-2 loss to El Paso-Gridleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hunter Sant Amour. Losing first-round wrestleback bouts were Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dominic Marchetti and Tyler Blume, as well as Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austin Keller. The 145-pound Marchetti was pinned in 4:17 by El Paso-Gridleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gabe McKinley, while the 195pound Blume lost by pin in 4:50 to Cartervilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joe Behan. Keller, competing at 160 pounds, lost a 10-5 decision to Wilmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nick Hawkins. Wrestlers losing on Thursday and not having the opportunity to come through the consolation bracket included Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austin Shoup (182) and Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lucas Newburgh (195).

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HAMPAIGN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Roy Snyder and Jim Busser took center stage on Friday night at the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament at State Farm Center. When theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re both doing their thing, however, both would just as soon not be recognized at all. Snyder and Busser, who hail from Rochelle and Polo, respectively, are among a group of 19 men who are members of the 2014 Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame class. They were honored prior to the semifinal round on Friday night, and will be formally inducted at the IWCOA banquet on Sunday, April 13 in Countryside. They have 48 years of wrestling officiating between them, and were informed of their honor about 6 weeks ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great honor, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked hard for it,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My crew mates, all the other officials that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked with, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just one big family. It shows that we take care of each other. The people who Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m voted in with this time, people who have gotten in in the past â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a great honor.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was kind of shock to me,â&#x20AC;? Busser added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but

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itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatly appreciated. A lot of hard work went into this. If starts off as a hobby, and it turns into a long-term pleasure. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a wonderful, wonderful experience.â&#x20AC;? Snyder, a multi-sport athlete at Dubuque Hempstead High School, moved to Mount Morris in 1991. As a way to get involved in the community, he served as a volunteer coach in soccer, baseball, wrestling, and football. That led to him becoming an official. He started with football, and wrestling, baseball, and softball soon followed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just something that I like doing,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I like being around the kids. Some people do it for the money. I do it for the enjoyment. I just love the sport.â&#x20AC;? Snyder has officiated wrestling matches for 22 years. Included in that run have been 20 regionals, 16 sectionals, nine dual team sectionals, seven dual

team state finals, and six individual state finals. The bigger events are fun, Snyder noted, but he gets an equal kick out of working local duals. He officiates, on the average, about four nights a week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at, when you blow that first whistle,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got that little voice over your back saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;All right Roy, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get this right. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing this for the kids.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Busser was a 4-year football player and wrestler in Polo, helped start the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation program in Polo, and coaches at the junior high level in his hometown. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an official for 26 years, with 11 combined state high school state tournaments under his belt. Like Snyder, he will work the dual team state tourney next weekend in Normal. Busser and Snyder have worked together on numerous occasions, and have developed a symmetry over time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working with Jim all these years, we basically know where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for if we need assistance. Just by the expressions on our face, we know what needs to be done.â&#x20AC;? Both singled out one

bout as being their most memorable. About 5 years ago, St. Rita AllAmerican Albert White lost a 1-0 decision in the finals of the prestigious Dvorak Tournament. He was ranked first in the nation at the time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was probably the biggest bout I can remember,â&#x20AC;? Busser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an overtime rideout match, and it was really something to see.â&#x20AC;? As far as officiating influences, Busser cited his uncle, Randy Wagner of Polo, for getting him started. Both men also mentioned former Sterling coach and longtime official Don Mekeel as being influential in their careers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Don has been the biggest inspiration to me, and never stops teaching me,â&#x20AC;? Busser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every time I have a little problem, I call Don, and he fills me in on what exactly should be done.â&#x20AC;? Officiating has become a year-round venture for the men. They attend clinics to go over rules and work on their mechanics, in hopes of improving their craft. Some nights, Snyder goes to matches heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not working, just to watch other officials work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I stop learning, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for me to get out,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said.


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Lieutenant governor hopeful means business Tracy would be expected to grease job growth wheels in state BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ask the average Illinoisan what the lieutenant governor does, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re likely to get a blank stare. Last April, the Illinois House approved a bill sponsored by state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor. Current Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon let Gov. Pat Quinn know she would not be interested in serving a second

term, saying she wanted to seek an office where she could have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;greater impact.â&#x20AC;? Simon went on to announce her candidacy for state comptroller. But Sen. Kirk Dillard, one of four candidates for the Republican nomination for governor in next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary election, has a very specific business role in mind for his running mate, state Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy. Tracy is an attorney who worked in the attorney generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office for 8 years. She also understands the challenges of running a family business. Husband Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fam-

ily started Dot Foods in 1960, in Mount Sterling, and have seen it grow from a station wagon and two rented trucks into the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and largest food redistributor. Jil married into the Tracy family in 1980, and during difficult economic times helped grow Dot Foods, while still pursuing a legal career and eventually raising four children. Tracy said her experiences in the business world are what motivated her to get involved in politics. HOPEFUL CONTINUED ON C8

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Jil Tracy, candidate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, speaks with attendees of the 25th annual Reagan Day Dinner Feb. 7 at the Elks Lodge in Dixon.

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Get rid of debt before investing in Roth IRA Dear Dave, I went to medical school, and now I have $70,000 in debt. I just started a 3-year residency making about $50,000 a year, while my wife makes $40,000. The student loans represent our only debt. Do you think we should be paying this off or investing in a Roth IRA? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;David

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Longtime area mechanics Don (left) and Lonnie Bresley have opened Lonnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Auto Repair at 2102 E. Route 30 in Rock Falls. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a small family business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just Don, Lonnie and Lonnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Stephanie, work there. BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ AND PAM EGGEMEIER news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 501

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OCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk Valley natives and longtime local auto repair jocks Lonnie Bresley and his brother, Donald, have opened their own shop. Lonnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Auto Repair opened Dec. 1 at 2102 E. Route 30 in Rock Falls. They offer all-around mechanical repairs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; motor swaps, transmission exchanges, electrical work, you name it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do it all. There ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do,â&#x20AC;? Lonnie said, adding that he prides himself on his reasonable rates and hon-

est business dealings. He also guarantees his work. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a small family business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just Don, Lonnie and Lonnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Stephanie, all of Sterling. Lonnie, 38, had a shop for a short time before this at 1601 W. Third St., and he and Don, 47, worked nearly two decades for Midas Muffler in Sterling. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wanted to open a shop together, Lonnie said. Lonnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Auto Repair is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 815-213-7113 or 815-441-7572 for more information. NOTEBOOK CONTINUED ON C8

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Amy Fenwick, owner of Roxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boutique in Dixon, sits in front of her popular mirror wall. The store, at 302 W. First St., is, as its slogan says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a great place for unique giftsâ&#x20AC;? both new and old. Read about the store on C8.

Dear David, If I were in your shoes, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d work to pay down the student loans. That means you might never be in a Roth, but there are other things you can invest in and grow wealth. I realize this might not seem right mathematically, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always make financial decisions based exclusively on math. Many times, I do things based on changing money behaviors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; stuff like paying off debts from smallest to largest, because it actually works. Personal finance is 80 percent behavior, and only 20 percent head knowledge. So, sometimes you have to go with what actually works best overall, in spite of what the technical math shows. In your case, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be very valuable to have no student loans by the time you complete your residency. With 3 years to go, and living on a $90,000-a-year income, you can do it. Then, when you come through the other side as a full-fledged doctor, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have the great income and be sitting there debt-free. Not a bad place to be, right? RAMSEY CONTINUED ON C8

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Bureau Valley High School staff recently announced the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class of 2014 Prairie State Scholars. They are (front row, from left) Kaitlyn Johnson, Lacey DeVenney, Katelyn DeBrock, Janelle Norden, and Emelie Geuther; and (back row) Kody Church, Andrew Smith, Tucker Schoff, Andrew Jacobs, Daniel Trone, and Logan Twidell. Not pictured is Benjamin Kopacz. To be named a scholar, a student must achieve the highest possible score range to exceed the state standards in at least one of the three test areas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; reading, math, and science. The six Prairie State Achievement Exams are given over a 2-day period. Photos submitted by Heather Foster.

STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The following students were named December Students of the Month for outstanding effort and performance at Whiteside Area Career Center. Paige Gann, the daughter of Jimmy and Amy Gann, digital media arts, Rock Falls High School. Nicole Krivak, the daughter of Sue Krivak, commercial foods, Dixon High School. Nathan McCann, the son of Daniel and Lynn

McCann, auto service, Sterling High School. Victoria Polizzi, the daughter of Robert and Michelle Polizzi, early childhood education, Eastland High School in Lanark. Andrew Scroggins, the son of Matthew and Lori Scroggins, welding and manufacturing, Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling. Rodney Wienke, the son of Tae Gums, computer technology, Milledgeville High School.

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Eight students from the Class of 2014 at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius were recognized as Illinois State Scholars. Honored were (front row, from left) Alissa Stoller, Lacey DeVenney, Katelyn DeBrock, Janelle Norden, and Kaitlyn Johnson; and (back row) Andrew Smith, Tucker Schoff, and Andrew Jacobs. The scholars represent the top 10 percent of high school seniors from 675 high schools statewide.

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Three Ogle County teenagers graduated in November from the Ogle County Probation GED program, and had a graduation lunch with Judge Kathleen Kauffmann. The graduates are (from left) Tiffany Bardwell, Alysandra McCrystal, and Cathy Dutton. The program was started 7 years ago to help Ogle County youth who were unsuccessful in their schools, but were determined to graduate. Photo submitted by Cathey Stoddard.

Chaperones needed for Teen Turf fun night AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The next Teen Turf fun night and dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Boehle Youth Center, 235 W. Main St. The dance is open to students in fifth grade on up for $4. Refreshments will be sold. Students attending cannot leave the dance without a parent signing them out. Parents also are needed to serve as chaperones.

Call 815-857-4800. Other volunteers are needed for the building and grounds committee and the after school program. Call the center for more information. The Feb. 1 chili and soup supper sold out of several soups and all but three cups of chili. Money raised will be used to assist with utility bills. Those contributing to the meal were Fran

and Bern Kessel, vegetable beef soup; Art and Deb Albee, chicken noodle soup; Brian and Vicki McWethy, potato soup; Marlene Greskiwcz, taco soup; Mary Kathryn Stenzel, cheesy broccoli soup; and Connie Pettinger and Pete Rood, tortellini and Italian sausage soup, chili, and corn bread. Donna Wellman, Ann Piper, Vicki McWethy, and Fran Kessel contrib-

uted apple, cherry, blueberry, raspberry, chocolate, lemon, Dutch apple, and berry berry pies, as well as cheesecake. Eileen and Irene Ramsell provided decorated cupcakes; Cindy Phillips, pumpkin bread and muffins; and Deb Albee, brownies. Students helpers were Kaleb and Ryan Phillips, Cody Thompson, Sarahjo Hindriks, and Amber Olmeda.

Eileen Considine of Oregon spotted this snowy owl while roaming in Lee and Ogle counties. Photo submitted by Considine.


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WORKING MAN’S VIEW OF DIXON

Dennis Meredith of Dixon shot a long-distance photo in mid-November of the Rock River in Dixon. He was installing ComEd transmission lines from 170 feet up when the bridges and River Street caught his eye.

River Street stretches along the Rock River. Dixon Water Department buildings and the former Beier & Co. building can be seen in the upper center of the photo, to the right of the river.

FREE THROW CONTEST WINNERS

The Coloma Township Park District sponsored a free throw contest Feb. 1 at the Rock Falls Middle School gymnasium. The winners, based on age and gender divisions, are (front row, from left) Timmy Heald, first place; Ryken Howard, second; Cooper Spears, third; Brooklyn Korstick, first; Jaylee Shepard, second; Jayson Crawford, Kelsie McKinzie, and Koda Brininger, first; Austen Payne, second; and Kenny Boesen, third; (middle row) Caylyn Kimmel, first; Kennedy Lance, second; Kylie Fischbach, third; Karlie Fischbach, fourth; Alex Wigginton, Preston McClearin, Olivia Boesen, Summer Shepard, Austin Handel, and Scott Spears, first; Zacary McKinzie, second; Jackson Reinhardt, third; and Terrisa Brininger and Jacob Seidel, first; and (back row) Chad Payne, Brandy Leopard, and Lisa Brininger, first; Deb Razo, second; Bob Jones, first; Terry Brininger, second; Scott Wigginton, third; Bill Seidel, fourth; Marian Boesen, first; Kenneth Boesen, second; and Ed Johnson, first. Not pictured are Jadon Jones and Hank Sobottka, first; and Santino Salinas and Mike Sterba, second. Photo submitted by Joan Fritz.

ANIMALS IN THE SNOW

Casper, a snow-loving German shepherd-husky mix, enjoyed the snow piles Feb. 9 in his yard. Photo submitted by Michelle Wolber of Rock Falls. ABOVE: A pair of furry dinner guests stopped for a meal one January day at Keith Zickuhr’s backyard in Oregon. Photos submitted by Zickuhr. BELOW: A buck made a way through deep snow in Zickuhr’s backyard.

A red fox was seen along the shore of the Rock River in rural Dixon. Photos submitted by Lynn Garrison of Dixon.

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


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MATHCOUNTS WINNERS

Emily Eckles, a senior at Dixon High School, won best of show in the GenNex Desire to Inspire Art Show at The Next Picture Show in Dixon. Her work is behind her left shoulder. Photos submitted by Bonnie Kime. Sauk Valley Mathcounts winners who will take part at the state competition March 8 are (from left) Byron Middle School students, with coach Jackie DeVries, Jonah Pearson, Eric Hoshaw, John Perket, and Morgan Jackson; Kirsten Tunink, second-place individual, and her coach, Bill Anderson, from St. Anne Elementary School in Dixon; and Alex Harvey, third-place individual, and his coach, Desiree Rones, from Rochelle Middle School. Photo submitted by Scott Brown.

PRESIDENT REAGANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BIRTHDAY PARTY ABOVE: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In All of Time and Space,â&#x20AC;? by Kylie Kutz of Reagan Middle School, took first place in the junior high category at the GenNex Desire to Inspire Art Show. . LEFT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biggie,â&#x20AC;? by Chance Smith of Dixon High School, won first place in the high school category.

Students take home awards DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Next Picture Show has announced the Project GenNex Art Show winners. From Dixon High School, they are Emily Echles, best of show for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paradise Lost: The Fall of Satan Part Two;â&#x20AC;? and senior Chance Smith, first place for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biggie.â&#x20AC;? Kylie Kutz of Reagan

Middle School won first place for â&#x20AC;&#x153;In All of Time and Space.â&#x20AC;? Project GenNex is a local youth group. The showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Desire to Inspire.â&#x20AC;? Les Allen of Dixon, a retired art teacher, judged the entries. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with

a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing and a Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking, design, and photography. Pieces will be displayed through Feb. 28 at the gallery, 113 W. First St. For more information, go to www.thenextpictureshow.org or call 815285-4924.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER MARCH 7

Members of the Tampico Area Historical Society and the Ronald Reagan Birthplace celebrated the 40th presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 103rd birthday this month. Pat Tabor of Tampico baked and decorated a cake. Bertha Driessens, 98, cut the cake, as she has for more than 25 years. With Bertha are Tampicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013-14 royalty (from left) Lucas Meier, Zoey Ferguson, Matthew Hinds, and Kloey Ferguson. Photo submitted by Joan Johnson.

GOOD FISHING IN STERLING

Church Women United of Rock Falls-Sterling will host World Day of Prayer March 7 at the Big Red Church-First Congregational Church, 311 Second Ave., Sterling. The event is a worldwide ecumenical gathering of Christian women. Coffee, rolls, and fellowship will be at 9 a.m., followed by a program. Group members (from left) Kathy Blubbers, Sue K. Hondley, Lorene Winfield, Carol Siefken, Marianne Hardt, Ruth Wolf, and Jannet Taylor prepare for the day, which is open to the public. Photo submitted by Hardt.

Dave Tackett of Sterling endured frigid temperatures and blizzard conditions Dec. 28 to watch eagles hunt on the Rock River, near Lawrence Park in Sterling. Photo submitted by Tackett.

Bureau Valley High School students learned about Spanish-speaking artists and created works in their style. The students, holding their masterpieces, are (from left) Glenda Valle, Janelle Norden, Yulian Osorio, Lacey DeVenney, Nellie Benavidez, Samantha Haney, Kate DeBrock, Sabrina Johnson, and Michelle Vainowski. Photo submitted by Heather Foster.

Lives of artists, their work take center stage in language class MANLIUS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Students in Tina Ellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spanish 4 at Bureau Valley High School studied Spanishspeakers involved in the creative arts during a 3-week unit during Janu-

ary and February. Among those the students learned about were Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo of Mexico, Francisco de Goya of Spain, and JosĂŠ Campeche of

Puerto Rico. They selected one to write about in Spanish. Those compositions included the individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth and death, where they studied art, what style they were

known for, and their most important works. The next step was to make a visual presentation and answer questions about it in Spanish. In another part of the

unit, the students pretended to be their artist and answered questions in an interview style.. The final project session was to replicate one of their artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works. The

students had the choice to paint in watercolors, acrylics or pastels, sketch with pencil, take a photograph, or sculpt with clay. Sheila Heth, art teacher, provided hints.


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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Aranza Aide Zaragoza

and Richard Williams of Chicago. Maternal great-grandAlma and Rafael Zaragoza mothers are Shirley Maines of Sterling are the parents of of Polo and Beverly Ballard a daughter born at 5:13 p.m. of Dixon. Feb. 5, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Aranza Aide Zaragoza Silas Benjamin Ryan Kingry weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and was 22 inch- Mackenzie Ryan and Benes in length. jamin Kingry of Dixon are She is welcomed by Iker the parents of a son born Zaragoza, 7, and Daisy at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 29, 2014, at Zaragoza, 6. KSB Hospital in Dixon. Maternal grandparents Silas Benjamin Ryan Kinare Leticia Barrientas and gry weighed 7 pounds, 6 Martin Olivo, both of Ster- ounces at birth and was 19 ling. inches in length. Paternal grandparents are Maternal grandparents Abraham and Anita Zara- are Renee Ryan and Eddie goza of Sterling. Ryan, both of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Lein Russell Zmich Peggy Kingry and Greg KinAndrea and Tim Zmich of gry, both of Dixon. Savanna are the parents of a Maternal great-grandparson born at 5:03 p.m. Feb. 6, ents are Ed and Mary Ryan 2014, at CGH Medical Cen- of Dixon and Wendy Allen of Sterling. ter in Sterling. Lein Russell Zmich Paternal great-grandfaweighed 7 pounds, 9 ounc- ther is Stephen Kingry of es at birth and was 20.5 Dixon. inches in length. He is welcomed by Ashton Katelyn Elizabeth Zmich, 5, and Eden Zmich, Mayne 2. Beverly and Douglas Maternal grandparents Mayne of Castro Valley, are Gaylynn and Hope EggCalif., are the parents of a ers of Thomson. Paternal grandparents are daughter born at 12:22 p.m. Diane and Nik Brosamer May 8, 2013, in Hayward, and Joe Zmich, all of Scales Calif. Katelyn Elizabeth Mayne Mound. Maternal great-grandpar- weighed 8 pounds, 12 ents are Russell and Janet ounces at birth and was Eggers of Savanna and 20.5 inches in length. She is welcomed by David MaryAnn Duuck of Clinton, Mayne, 3. Iowa. Maternal grandparents Paternal great-grandparents are Hans and Hella are Connie Cross of Dixon and the late Maynard Cross. Pingel of Scales Mound. Paternal grandparents are Gwendolyn Mayne of HayAubreanna Marie ward and the late Roland Dearborn Mayne. Rose Dearborn of Dixon and Antwione Gay of Layton Joseph DeKalb are the parents of a Rogers daughter born at 8:16 a.m. Joe and Jacki Rogers of Feb. 5, 2014, at CGH MediMilledgeville are the parcal Center in Sterling. Aubreanna Marie Dear- ents of a son born at 4:35 born weighed 8 pounds, 8 a.m. Feb. 7, 2014, at FHN ounces at birth and was 21 Memorial Hospital in Freeport. inches in length. She is welcomed by Elijah Layton Joseph Rogers Bobo, 10, and Aniah Dear- weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and was 17 inchborn, 9. Maternal grandparents es in length. He is welcomed by are Florence and Kent Landen Michael Rogers, 3. Dearborn of Polo. Maternal grandparents Paternal grandparents are Beverly Smith of DeKalb are Mike and Lisa Cheese-

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION man of Milledgeville. Paternal grandparents are Julie Scribner of Milledgeville and Joe and Sharon Rogers of Sterling. Maternal great-grandparents are Rollie and Wilma Stewart and Shirley Cheeseman, all of Milledgeville. Paternal great-grandparents are Chuck and Joyce Lancaster of Milledgeville.

Abigail Catherine Wright Andrea and Geoff Wright of Rock Falls are the parents of a daughter born at 10:33 a.m. Feb. 9, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Abigail Catherine Wright weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce at birth and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Brian Dorathy and Catherine Dorathy, both of Rock Falls. Paternal grandparents are Brent Wright and Gayle Wright, both of Rock Falls. Maternal great-grandmothers are Sarah Boze of Rock Falls and Shirley Dorathy of Tampico. Paternal great-grandparents are George and Linda Wright and Eugene Frump, all of Rock Falls.

Emmett Christopher Beveroth Emily and Christopher Beveroth of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 8:16 a.m. Feb. 11, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Emmett Christopher Beveroth weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces at birth and was 22 inches in length. He is welcomed by Tristan Beveroth, 3. Maternal grandparents are Sharyl Williams and Thomas Williams, both of Sterling. Paternal grandparents are Pamela Beveroth and Timothy Beveroth, both of Sterling. Maternal great-grandparents are Roy and Beverly Dickey and Bill and Lois Williams, all of Sterling. Paternal great-grandparents are Herb and Judy Beveroth of Rock Falls and Richard and Jane Frasor and Victor and Mary Nelson, all of Sterling.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Today Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United -ETHODIST#HURCH %#HIcago Ave., Davis Junction. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; noon, 6 p.m., open, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, tradition; 12:30 p.m., CLOSEDPM CLOSED "AZAAR Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., former St. Anne Grade School, 32 N. Jones Ave., !MBOY    Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Walmart, 1901 First Ave., Rock Falls. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, Old School; 8 p.m., open, Fun Night, BRINGAFRIEND &IRST!VE Rock Falls, back door. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First #HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH!VE 2OCK&ALLS   $OWNstairs, west door. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., Save-A-Lot, 928 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First PresbyteRIAN#HURCH #ALVIN2OAD Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., open, 2OCHELLE#OMMUNITY(OSPITAL 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; 11 a.m., open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., CLOSED "AZAAR!MERICANA  W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed; noon, open; 6 p.m., closed, step, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 AM OPEN (ORIZON6IEW&ARM barn, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 10 a.m., open, Big "OOK &IRST!VE 2OCK&ALLS back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 PM CLOSED #HURCHOF3T!NNE .#HERRY3T -ORRISON

Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous,PM &IRST#HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH!VE 2OCK &ALLS   $OWNSTAIRS west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Spanish, St. Patrick #ATHOLIC#HURCH +ELLY$RIVE Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group,    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 PM CLOSED -OUNT-ORRIS 3ENIOR#ENTER %&RONT3T Monday Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, ,EE#OUNTY(EALTH$EPARTMENT

309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, $IXON    Abuse Changing team,   Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 AM OPEN -ETHODIST#HURCH 402 First Ave., Forreston. Veterans Affairs representative, AM 2OCK2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sauk ValLEY#OMMUNITY#OLLEGE3TUDENT Government, 173 state Route 2, Dixon. Appointments: 800-733OR   Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 10-11 a.m., Odell Public Library, 307 S. -ADISON3T -ORRISON   9230. Dixon Rotary Club, noon, St. ,UKE%PISCOPAL#HURCH 7 Third St., Dixon, lower level. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, step; 6 p.m., open, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, 3PANISHPM OPEN "AZAAR Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, CLOSED 3T0AUL,UTHERAN #HURCH 3&IFTH3T /REGON Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First #HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH!VE 2OCK&ALLS   $OWNstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, SunSHINEMEETING &IRST!VE

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The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce was recognized for its assistance with the recent tenant evacuation process of Civic II Plaza in Rock Falls. The chamber was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for its efforts by State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Port Byron, 71st District. Standing with the certificate are (from left) Michelle Long, Bethany Bland, and Pam Martinez, chamber staff members. Due to plumbing issues, residents were unable to stay in their homes. The chamber provided contact information for resources to the city of Rock Falls and American Red Cross and assisted with prepping and opening the Rock Falls Community Building as a temporary shelter for residents. Photo submitted by the chamber.

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Thankful for care shown by nursing home

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Thank you Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. After our mom suffered a debilitating illness 6 months ago, we had no choice but to place her in a nursing home. We chose Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. This facility was more than a â&#x20AC;&#x153;nursingâ&#x20AC;? home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;caringâ&#x20AC;? home. Our mom received so much more than nursing care in this sparkling clean environment; she received love, respect and comfort, and so did we. The administrator always had time for our mom and our family. He was involved, and solved any issue we may have had. He knew her, and he knew us. The nursing, aide, administrative, activity, kitchen, laundry, maintenance, therapy, and secretarial staff were fantastic. The facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s receptionist was the best â&#x20AC;&#x153;go-toâ&#x20AC;? person we could have asked for. She knew the answer practically before we asked the question.

The staff was a family within themselves, and they wholeheartedly took us into their family. They cared about our mom, and they cared about us, too. After our mom fell into a coma, and even though my siblings and I took turns being with her for the last 62 hours of her life, it was when my sibling was out of Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room, so that a nurse could tend to her, that she took her last breath. At the end of her life, at that very last moment, she was not alone. She was loved, respected, and comforted by her Dixon Healthcare family. Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center was wonderful to the one

who was wonderful to us, and we are so happy that we chose them to care for our mom.

Thank you for successful fundraiser KIM STAHL Oregon

On behalf of Court Appointed Special Advocates of the 15th Judicial Circuit serving Lee, Carroll, and Ogle counties, we thank everyone who participated in the Jan. 26 CASA Bowl-A-Thon. As always, we had a successful fundraiser. It could not have been made possible without the volunteers from the CASA board and friends of CASA. Every donation that is given to CASA through a fundraiser, such as the bowl-a-thon, helps to make a difference in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life where they are at risk because of abuse and neglect in situations they do not deserve to be in. CASA extends a huge thank you to all who helped and volunteered. Note to readers: Kim Stahl is president of the CASA board of directors and the Ogle County circuit clerk.

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Teen reluctant to lose time spent with cousin Dear Abby: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 14. Last summer I went to camp in a different state with my cousin â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mary.â&#x20AC;? I told my friends at school about our adventures, and a couple of them said they want to go there with me next summer. Mary and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of time together, and camp is one of the only times when I can see her. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want my friends to come. How can I tell them that without hurting their feelings? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Torn in Texas Dear Torn: Out-of-state summer camps can be expensive, and although your friends might want to come to yours, it remains to be seen if their families can afford to send them. However, if it turns out that they will

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tion and, frankly, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t invited to begin with. How should this be handled at the next event? If I confront my sister-in-law, does that make me as rude as she is? My husband doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to rock the boat. However, it bothers him, and he, too, is put off by it. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Aghast in New England Dear Aghast: What Jane has been doing is extremely presumptuous and to call her on it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rude. This should not be â&#x20AC;&#x153;handled at the next eventâ&#x20AC;?; it should be handled before the next event. Tell her you prefer any leftover food be saved for your own

family, and that in the future, she should not invite Chuck unless she has first cleared it with you. If she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t abide by your wishes, you should not invite her. Dear Abby: I grew up like most children of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s, on fast food and propped in front of the TV. I have worked hard to change this lifestyle. I want to raise my future children in a healthier fashion than I was. However, when I bring up the subject of future grandchildren with my mother, she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop talking about how sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to spoil them with sugary treats because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the grandma, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what grandmas do.â&#x20AC;? She knows how I feel

about this and knows it upsets me, but she keeps taunting me. I have gone so far as to tell her that if she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respect me, I will limit her time with the kids. What would you suggest I do? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Health First in Maine Dear Health First: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know when you plan to have children, but until you do, I suggest you drop the subject. Your mother may be saying this to get a rise out of you. If sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s serious, it will be your job as a parent to enforce the rules you set. But right now, this discussion is premature. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Members of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison made 850 quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The quilters are (from left) Marge Kettler, Connie Bender, Bernita Bush, Ila Geerts, Nancy Woehl, Deloris Smith, Mona Milder, Monica Anderson, Brenda Adams with her grandson Bryson, Eleanor Nice, and Olive Nielson. Of the quilts, 125 were sent last fall to Washington, Ill., to help with tornado relief. Among the materials donated for use were old sheets, blankets, mattress pads, and curtains. Photos submitted by Bender.

Bethesda Lutheran quilters gave $600 to April House Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocacy Center in Morrison. At the presentation are (from left) Connie Bender of Bethesda Lutheran; Johanna Hager, executive director of April House; and Evan Haag, president of Whiteside County Thrivent. The quilt was sold for $300, which was matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. It was made with a donated top. A back and batting were added before the quilting.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LINCOLN,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;DOUGLASSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TO VISIT DIXON A pair of historical reenactors from Freeport will portray President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass at 11 a.m. Sunday at The Worship Center, 403 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon. Steven Cole, a historian and genealogist, has portrayed Douglass for 20 years. Michael Krebs began portraying Lincoln in 1994, both in the U.S. and Mexico. A meet and greet time with refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information, call 815-677-9694.

Obituary composition to be taught PRINCETON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A free obituary writing workshop will be from 9 to 11 a.m. March 15 at the Bureau County Genealogy Society library, 629 S. Main St. Jean Cavada and Elaine Newell, society volunteers, will lead the workshop. The program is intended to help people prepare content for their own obituary, and to learn how to complete an obituary for someone else. Tips and examples will be

discussed. Those attending should bring writing materials. Advance registration is requested, but not required. The genealogists will have their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the society library. Floyd Ham, a member of the Henry County Genealogical Society, will present the program. The topic will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Genealogy.â&#x20AC;? Ham has spent the last 7 years

searching through records and databases. In the process, he has become knowledgable in the use of primary sources, such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, and probate records. The meeting is open to the public; there is no charge. For more information, stop at the library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, or call 815879-3133.

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FFA members from West Carroll High School in Savanna, who participated in the Feb. 12 Parliamentary Procedures at Stockton High School are (from left) Chloe Carson, Tom Watson, Ashley Hunt, Angela Dietterich, Tre Baisden, Bailey Durward, Demi Hess, Tessa Sibley, Kristen Houzenga, Cameron Ehlers, Contessa Ehlers, Hallie Mobley, Glenn Hoffman, Brianna Kampmeier, Clare Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Conner, Dylan Williams, Karley Metz, Rachel Dykstra, and Christy Ralston. Photo submitted by Don Mathey.

FFA members advance to District 1 competition STOCKTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Members of the West Carroll FFA chapter from Savanna High School won 14 proficiency award areas at the Feb. 12 Section 1 FFA Proficiency Awards Career Development Event at Stockton High School. First-place, Supervised Agricultural Experience

Award winners are Christy Ralston, equine science entrepreneurship; Tessa Sibley, equine science placement; Tre Baisden, ag education; Chloe Carson, diversified livestock production; Demi Hess, food service; Bailey Durward, forage production; Cameron Ehlers, landscape

management; Tom Watson, safety; Karley Metz, diversified ag production; Dylan Williams, turf grass management; Kristen Houzenga, nursery operations; Brianna Kampmeier, sheep production; Angela Dietterich, specialty crop production; and Rachel Dykstra, vegetable pro-

duction. Placing second were Clare Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, swine production and ag sales; Hallie Mobley, outdoor recreation; and Glenn Hoffman, agricultural processing. Tessa Ehlers placed third in veterinary science Also participating was Ashley Hunt with beef

production placement. T o c o mp et e fo r an proficiency award each member must complete at least one SAE record book, type an evaluation form, and interview in front of a panel of judges. The judges select the winner by combining the scores of the SAE

record books and the interview. West Carroll judges were Don Metz, Fred Tipton, Stan Toepfer, Denny Morhardt, and Andrew Durward. The winners will advance to the March 12 District 1 FFA Proficiency Awards at Geneseo High School.

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West Carroll FFA member, Logan Lomas prepares to bowl. Fifty-five FFA members from West Carroll High School in Savanna cosmic bowled Feb. 8 at the Mount Carroll Bowling Center. The chapter paid for the members to bowl. Photo submitted by Don Mathey.

This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ogle County 4-H Spotlight light is on Annette Martin of Oregon. Martin joined 4-H at age 8. She was in the Carefree 4-H Club for 10 years, where her mother, Aletha Nordman, and another mother, Roberta Macauley, became the leaders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;4-H brought me out of my shell,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was forced to share my knowledge through talks and demonstrations for the club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, I do presentations on beef production for ag awareness and in classrooms,â&#x20AC;? she said. While a club member, the she served as sentinel, secretary, and treasurer. She now is the leader of Carefree 4-H Club and places more importance on families doing things together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through 4-H, I learned to follow directions, whether it was a recipe or a sewing proj-

ect I was doing. One project I did was beef. Nowhere in the project manual did it say what to do with a psycho calf that would not break or when a calf gains too much or not enough weight for a show. When you have problems like these, you learn to network with others and figure out problems on you own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping track of income and expenses is one thing a 4-H member will use for the rest of their life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learning to organize that information is essential,â&#x20AC;? she said.â&#x20AC;? Martin owes most of her college tuition to her beef project. When she was a senior in high school, she and her sister had 120 cows. Between the premiums won at the carcass show and the selling of their cattle, the beef project put both of them through college. Information submitted by Katrina Lowry, 4-H ambassador.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I recognized that Illinois was losing its economic edge and struggling to compete against other states,â&#x20AC;? Tracy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unacceptable that our state has the fourthhighest unemployment rate.â&#x20AC;? Dillard and Tracy were in Dixon on Feb. 7 for the Reagan Day Dinner. Dillard again talked about creating a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Destination Economyâ&#x20AC;? and making job creation his top priority. His keys to making

Illinois business friendly are overhauling the tax code and getting rid of regulations that choke job growth, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The state is overtaxed and overregulated,â&#x20AC;? Dillard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We rank 48th in job creation.â&#x20AC;? As a businesswoman, Tracy says she experienced firsthand the red tape and inefficiencies that have been baked into state government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The paperwork to incorporate, tax ID numbers, permitting, licensing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of these things have become cumbersome for Illinois

businesses,â&#x20AC;? Tracy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to make sure businesses have the best tools Sen. Kirk available, Dillard and the hindrances are removed.â&#x20AC;? If Dillard becomes governor, he says, he will use Tracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skill set as lawyer, legislator and businesswoman by making her what he calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Repealer.â&#x20AC;? Dillard would establish an actual Office of the Repealer that would be modeled after former

President Ronald Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grace Commission, which tried to weed out waste and inefficiency in government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jil would spend a great deal of time visiting businesses, farmers and families,â&#x20AC;? Dillard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She will ask them what superfluous and duplicative regulations make you want to move your business out of Illinois.â&#x20AC;? Illinois must regain its competitive advantage and create jobs, the Hinsdale legislator said. He thinks Tracy understands how to do it.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jil Tracy knows what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to compete with other states for business,â&#x20AC;? Dillard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company employs 2,000 in Mount Sterling and 4,000 nationwide.â&#x20AC;? Larger state issues such as workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; compensation and unemployment insurance also are keys to business growth and retention, Tracy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When businesses are thinking about coming to Illinois, these things all play a big part in their bottom line,â&#x20AC;? Tracy said.

Understaffing at many state agencies is slowing regulatory processes, Tracy said. Regularly, she hears from everyone from doctors to car dealers about how long things take to get done. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hear from hospitals and nurses all the time about how long licensing takes,â&#x20AC;? Tracy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need better staffing at IDOT, IDNR and Professional Regulations. The Quinn and Blagojevich administrations added uppermanagement layers and cut too many front-line workers.â&#x20AC;?

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A great place for unique gifts!â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the slogan of one of Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest businesses, Roxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boutique. Roxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers works by local artisans, home dĂŠcor items, furniture, handmade bath and body products, clothing, jewelry, accessories and more. To make the shopping experience even sweeter, owner Amy Fenwick also sells old-fashioned soda, candy and popcorn. Retail is in her blood. In April, Fenwick, 29, moved from California, where she was in retail management, back to Dixon, where her mom, Peggy Fenwick, ran Quality Resale for about a decade. Amy opened Roxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, her own very first shop, at 302 W. First St. on Sept. 27. Roxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, You can find it on Facebook, or contact Fenwick at roxiesthriftique@gmail.com or 815-288-1886.

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FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ashton-Franklin Center FFA recently received a check for $2,500, thanks to Lee County farmer Angie Shrimplin and Monsanto. Shrimplin was the Lee County winner in the Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the agriculture company. The program is designed to work with farmers to support work done by nonprofit organizations in rural communities.

The money is given to the winnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nonprofit of choice. Shrimplin and a Monsanto representative were at the high school for a check presentation ceremony Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was part of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FFA Week celebration. The Shrimplins live just outside Franklin Grove. Angie also is the owner of Flowers in the Grove, a Franklin Grove florist.

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Dear Robert, I understand why you guys would be excited, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still looking at a very risky proposition. Any stock that doubles its value in just 1 year is highly volatile. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very unusual when things like that happen, and the fact is, it could go down in value just as quickly. I think you should be completely debt-free, except for your house, and have an emergency fund of 3 to 6 monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of expenses in place before you start any outside investing. You also should make sure that 15 percent of your income already is going toward retirement. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind you dabbling a little bit, as long as all the other stuff is taken

care of first. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d advise you to never put more than 10 percent of your nest egg into single stocks. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got $50,000 in a 401(k) right now, limit yourself to $5,000 in this area. That way, if the stock tanks and you lose it all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a small blip on the radar. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll still be financially intact and able to retire with dignity. It would be fantastic if this stock went through the roof and you two made a ton of money. That would be awesome! But make sure you limit the potential for damage by limiting your exposure. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t risk the family farm, as they say, to make this play. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.


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Some like it ... cold

A rose-breasted grosbeak hangs out, during warmer days, in Oregon.

Snow blows over the Rock Island blacktop before sunset. Photos submitted by Dave and Beth White of Harmon.

Photo submitted by Irv Bolthouse of Oregon

This scene from the farmers market in Morrison suggests warmer days to come. The market will be open from May 24 to Sept. 27 at 204 E. Lincolnway. An evening market is scheduled for July 30. Photo submitted by Corinne Bender of Morrison. Even squirrels have to eat in a snow storm.

Josie Almassy of Dixon cannot complain about the view from her condo balcony in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She watches sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Photo submitted by Josie Almassy.

Claw-like icicles hang from a small tree growing next to St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. The photographer, Bill Doering of Rock Falls, called it an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edward Scissorhands Tree.â&#x20AC;?

Snow-covered ice stretches along the Rock River Jan. 29 near the Peoria Avenue bridge in Dixon, while sunshine and flowing water try to hold it back.

Bridging the gap Photo submitted by Lorraine Dyba-Militano of Dixon


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In northern Michigan

MCT News Service

Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Mich., has the only permanent airbag for practicing jumps in the Midwest. This is Christopher Gibson, snow sports specialist at Treetops, spinning through the air.

There’s more to winter sports than skiing

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BY ELLEN CREAGER MCT News Service

t’s cold. It’s snowy. It’s already been a hard winter. Thank goodness for clever diversions to have big fun in northern Michigan, where snow is just another word for fun. Below are three new ways you can take winter sports to another level.

The big airbag GAYLORD, Mich. – Christopher Gibson spins upside down on his skis, then plop! He lands in the “Big Air” giant airbag on the side of a ski slope. “You hit this jump. It has a lot of pop. And after you do your trick, you just poof right into it,” says Gibson, who is the snow sports specialist at Treetops Resort. Measuring 30-by-30 feet and standing a marshmallow-y 8 feet high when inflated, the airbag aids beginners practicing their first straight-air jumps, or more advanced skiers trying complex tricks. At first, it might seem intimidating, especially when you see Gaylord snowboarder Abby Beachnau, 13, who soars and twists high above the bag before gracefully descending. But the bag, in its second year, also is a favorite of ski school students and, increasingly, curious guests who see it in action and want to try the only permanent airbag in the Midwest. What do people practice? Everything. “Corks [spins] are just getting crazy,” says Gibson. “People are doing triples and quads.” Normally, practicing ski or snowboard tricks on a hill combines a surge of adrenaline with a real fear of falling, he says. But Gibson says that, with the airbag, “the thrill is amazing. It’s all adrenaline. No fear. It’s a good time.” If you go: Big Air bag users wear helmets and are given tutorials on how to gain speed and hit the bag properly. Open to skiers and snowboard riders, it’s $30 for a 2-hour session. Reserve a spot online at http://treetops.com/skiand-winter-adventures/winter-activityschedule/reserve-big-air-bag-session. The bag operates, weather permitting, 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. Call for current hours. Treetops Resort (3962 Wilkinson Raod, Gaylord) is open 7 days a week this winter because of excellent snow cover, says General Manager Barry Owens. Treetops has 23 slopes and also many $99-a-night lodging/ski deals. Go to www.treetops.com or call 888-TREETOPS (888-873-3867).

trail and found it was more challenging than riding a bike on dry pavement but less tough than cross-country skiing. There are no extra skills to master, except maybe figuring out how to squeeze the hand brakes while wearing mittens. How hot are fat bikes? VASA, Traverse City’s big series of cross country races (this year Feb. 8-9) for the first time featured a “SkiFatalon” – a 27-kilometer ski race combined with a 27-kilometer fat bike race, “which is cool,” says Sovis, who owns an aluminum Salsa Mukluk 3 fat bike. For the rest of us, renting a fat-tire bike for a couple of hours is probably challenge enough. If you go: Many bike shops and resorts now rent fat-tire bikes. The smallest bikes are about 14 or 15 inches high, suitable for teens or adults 5-foot-2 and taller. At Einstein Cycles (1990 US-31 N., Traverse City, www.einsteincycles.com, 231-421-8148), a 2-hour rental is $25, all day is $60. No special tools needed, except maybe to carry a special pressure gauge that can accurately measure 2 to 6 psi, far lower pressure than most bike pumps register.

Monster Trucks prowl BELLAIRE, Mich. – Send winter out with a roar. Later this season, the Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge (April 5-6) will transform the snowy/muddy spring ski hills at Shanty Creek Resort into an uphill racetrack. Modified trucks, Jeeps and other giant-wheeled vehicles will race sideby-side uphill while spectators watch the noisy, aggressive action from the sidelines. The event is a fund-raiser for Michigan’s Disabled American Veterans. And you don’t have to just watch. If you happen to own a modified MCT News Service or monster truck, there are various Cody Sovis of Einstein Cycles in Traverse City, Mich., rides a fat-tire bike through classes for different size vehicles and the snow. modifications; entries are online in advance only. See all the details at Alaskans making their own fat bikes by Fat-tire cycling www.griztekusa.com/SnowChallenge. welding bike frames together, manufachtml#anchor_160). TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Coming turers began producing them 4-5 years There’s just one thing you’ve got to down the snowy trail, Cody Sovis isn’t ago. The sport has been in the Midwest know, baby. pushing skis. He’s pushing pedals. for only 3 years. Don’t be coming down the mountain Sovis, 25, who sells, rides and races “Fat biking is a huge thing in Minneso- when those trucks are coming up. fat bikes for Einstein Cycles in Traverse ta, Wisconsin and Michigan. It’s mostly City, has seen the new sport take off in If you go: Shanty Creek Resort (5780 mountain-biking people who use it for the past year. Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire) is deep “If fat bikes would have been invented cross-training, because up here you into regular ski season. Mark your calmight get 6 months of decent weather,” endar, though, for the Schuss Mountain 200 years ago, skiing would have never Sovis says. been invented. Bikes are so much less Snow Challenge, April 5-6. Spectator But anyone can rent a fat bike and try work,” he says. “When I first heard tickets are $10, and $5 for seniors, veterit through the snow. about them, I thought this was the stuans and children ages 16 and younger. The fat tires – up to 4½ inches wide – are Lodging packages and special offers are pidest idea ever. But once you ride one inflated only 2 to 4 pounds per square for 5 minutes, you get it.” also available; see www.shantycreek. Invented within the past decade by inch, like a beach bike. I tried it on a snowy com or 800-678-4111.


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The Morrison Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Feb. 12 at More Insurance Agency (formerly Maurits & Jost Inc.), 309 N. Genesee St., in celebration of its new look and name. At the ceremony are (front row, from left) Stephanie Vavra, thecity1.com; Michele VanBuren, Morrison Community Day Care; Louise Clark, Friend of the Chamber; Ellen Smith, DQ Grill & Chill; and Christina Geerts, Heather Toppert, and Keith Frederick, all of More Insurance Agency; and (back row) Sharon Swanson, Wells Fargo Bank; Jan Roggy, State Farm Insurance; Scott Stocker, Security Plus Wireless â&#x20AC;&#x201C; US Cellular; Bart Smith, DQ Grill & Chill; Gary Hayenga, and Brandi Renkes, both of Wells Fargo Bank; and Everett Pannier, Morrison mayor.

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Paul Leal, Modern Woodmen Camp 12474 secretary, presented a check for $1,529 to Elizabeth Tribley of Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum in Sterling. Also present was Samuel Leal, Modern Woodmen Youth Camp 12474-2 president. The money will be used for ceiling repairs. Photo submitted by Fire House Ministries.

ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA ABOVE: Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 1570 delivered Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day flowers and notes to working woman. Gathered around the counter are (front row, from left) Shirley Lester, event planner; Mary Anne Batten, secretary, treasurer; Linda Kuepker, member; Alice Grimes, member; and Arlene Johnson, president; and back row) Jessie Church and Mary Lemmer, bank employees. Deliveries were made to women at various businesses in the grade school and to Ruth Kelly, 96, and Bertha Driessens, who is 97. BELOW: Members (from left) Johnson, Batten, Linda Cook, Grimes, Kuepker, and Lester also delivered valentines to Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Photos submitted by Lester

2BALL COMPETITION

Amboy Police Department Sgt. Jeff Black recently accepted a donation of two auto external defibrillators from Amboy Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief John McGraw. The fire department originally purchased the AEDs through a grant and have since upgraded to newer models. All of the Amboy Police officers have received training in the use of the AEDs that were placed into service Feb. 10. Photo submitted by Amboy Police Department.

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The winners of the 16th annual Coloma Township Park District 2ball Contest Feb. 15 in Rock Falls by divisions are (front row, from left) Maximus Parker, first; Kelsie McKinzie, second; Cooper Spears, Luke Akerman, Evan Laws, Elena Castillo Wetzell, Alvia Wolf, and Julian Hernandez, first; Alex Wigginton, first and second; and Austin Handel, two firsts; and (back row) Jason Parker, first; Stephanie Ernst, first and second; Scott Spears, Jacob Seidel, and Julia Hernandez, first; Scott Wigginton, second; and Hank Sobottka, first and fourth. Photo submitted by Joan Fritz.

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RED HOT Bluegrass MIDWINTER MELTDOWN AT ROSBROOK STUDIO

Photos by Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com

Rosbrook Studio in Dixon brought the warmth Feb. 1 with a full complement of BoomChuck - Drop Chordin’ - Hound Dog - Devil’s Boxin’ good music. Three bands, Dirt Simple (ABOVE and MIDDLE), Frank F Sydney and the Western Bandit Volunteers (TOP) and Dirty Beet Brothers (RIGHT) lit up the stage for 150 music fans. Rosbrook hopes to make the bluegrass jam a regular occurrence at the studio.


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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media Lost cat, black & wht. Tiger stripe. Answers to “Tickles”. Area of W. 12th St., Sterling since Mon. 2/17. Call 815-622-8938 LOST DOG, choc. brown Weimeraner female. Near Lake View Country Club, Sterling. Reward! Call 815-499-7969.

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Become a Hospice Volunteer There's no time like the present to add life to each day of a hospice patient. Volunteers provide companionship and support to the terminally ill and their loved ones. They fill a unique role in providing comfort and support to patients and families with giving of their time, energy and compassion. Hospice of the Rock River Valley has a need for volunteers to work with patients and families. Training will be provided and begins March 4. To make a difference in someone's life, call Nina at 815-288-3673. CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com

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

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★ NEW TODAY ★ 3BR Cottage, 1ba. Fully updated. $105,000. NE side. 815-718-5886.

DIXON Motivated Seller! Redone inside & out. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 1-3pm 506 Eels Ave. Dixon Call Diane Schnake Heartland Realty 815-440-4817

STERLING Sterling Home for Sale 3416 sq. ft. home on 3.07 acres in Northland Acres Subd. $429,900 #121529 www.30915 TannerDrive.com Call John Rosengren at RE/MAX Sauk Valley, 815-284-4663 or visit www.SaukValleyHomes.net 220

12 Units: offices and apartments, Dixon. $5,500/mo. Income. $325,000. 815-456-2225 3 Houses: 5 units with garages, Dixon. $2,000/ mo. income. For sale $150,000. Call 815-456-2225.

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4 adjacent cemetery lots in Chapel Hill, Dixon, Garden of Hymns. $750/ea. obo. 727-798-3191

MOBILE HOMES 230

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FARMS FOR SALE 57 acres approximately 53 tillable with river frontage

11.5 acres, river frontage, road to river with cement dock

Matt Hermes, Broker

815-288-4648

APARTMENTSFURNISHED 305 ROCK FALLS EFFICIENCIES! -InclusiveClean & Quiet

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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

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Advertise your mobile homes for sale here!!

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CHATEAU ESTATES Homes for sale and rent call our VMÄJL MVY KL[HPSZ

815-284-2000 3 bed 2 bath $24,900 2 bed 2 bath $17,900

ROCK RIVER ESTATES Homes for sale and rent call our VMÄJL MVY KL[HPSZ

815-284-2000 2 bed 1 bath on the river $26,900 2 bed 1 bath $9,900

2BR w/appls, deck $480mo. + lease & dep. 815-716-0123 First months rent $99! 2BR very clean, all applcs. No Pets. Ref. & dep. Req. 815849-5334

ASHTON ★★ 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.★

DIXON 1BR upper, very spacious. Heat & water paid. $390/ mo. No pets. 815284-1263

DIXON RIVER APARTMENTS APARTMENTS MAINTENANCE FREE! AFFORDABLE LIVING!

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Call Today For An Appointment 815-284-6782 2BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753. 2BR upper, w/d hookup, $450/mo. 609 W. 3rd. No pets, non smoking 815-288-6083. 3BR Upper in downtown Dixon. Heat & garbage incl. $625/mo. + dep. Pick up application at 210 W. 1st St. 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

STERLING

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STERLING

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, $500/mo. 815761-6419. LG 2BR lower level $495/mo. Includes garage, cable, trash p/u. Quiet neighbors. No pets 815-973-6363 Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $475. 815652-3365. Upper 2BR. Nice! Pay only elec. $450 mo./ dep. Vickie 815-973-4444.

NORTHLAND PARK APARTMENTS

2-3 BR Much new- Nice!! Why rent? 620 Grant Ave. $670/mo. Call 815878-7399.

FOR SALE or RENT TO OWN Indian Ridge Subdivision, 1,700 sq ft. 3 BR, 2 car, unfinished basement, 1/2 acre fenced. $850/mo. 779-2458148.

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

MT. MORRIS 1BR, Mt. Morris. $310/mo. + dep., 815-508-2345

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

ROCK FALLS 1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, $425 mo, includes util. East Rt. 30. 815-508-2345 1BR, all utilities incl. No pets. $500/ mo. + dep. Call 815-718-0956. 2BR, laundry hookup. $500/mo. $500/dep. Call 815-632-9602. 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.

STERLING ★ NEW TODAY ★ 1 & 2 BR some utilities inc. dep & ref. required. 815718-5689.

RIVER RIDGE APARTMENTS

2 Bedroom Great Location Garages Available

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1 or 2BR apts. $420. Call 815562-7368 Rochelle Realty. 1BR upper, 1008 4th Ave., $375/mo. + dep. utilities incl., No pets. 815-4990288

Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Washer & Dryer Units Fitness Center Balconies / Patios Open House Daily

1st 3 Months 1/2 OFF!

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Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave.

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2BR/BA. No smoking or pets. $675/ mo. 815-440-0927 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

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FRANKLIN GROVE

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 2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261 210 6th Ave. 2 BR, W/D hookup, water, sewer, garbage inc. $400/ mo. + dep. 815-440-5452 2BR Duplex 606 Broadway. Sm. pet okay. $500/+ dep. 815-791-1082 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 Park Setting, 55+ newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199. Remodeled 1&2BR, attached garage, W/D, applcs., A/C, 1 yr. lease, no pets. 815-622-8829 Room for Rent. All utilities incl. + wifi Starting at $75/wk. + dep. Call 815716-6150. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130. Studio apt. $300/ mo. + dep., studio apt. $400/mo. + dep. 1BR $500/mo + dep. 773-3190059.

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FOR RENT HOUSES & APTS. svla.org

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SHIPPERTS

2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693

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

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2BR Ranch duplex w/garage. Applcs., lawn care, snow removal & water incl. No pets. $685/ mo. + dep. Call 815-994-1325.

Nice clean quiet duplex, 2BR, 1.5 BA, Att. garage w/ opener, new kitchen and baths, all appliances inc. W/D, Micro., D/W, No pets. 601 Apple St. $700 mo. 630902-1060

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

MILLEDGEVILLE 3BR full basement, detached garage, all appli. provided, no smoking or pets. $495 mo. 815-718-5062 or 815-973-7076

POLO 2 story, 2-3BR home. Close to schools. 815-9463230 after 5pm

ROCK FALLS ★ NEW TODAY ★ 2BR Ranch in excellent condition w/garage, family room, patio, fenced yard, new appliances, furnace and W/D. Has central air. $695/ mo. + dep. 815499-4132.

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

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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 “too good to be true” 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 “900” are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a “per minute” basis rather than a “per call” 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

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 THE EMPORIUM THRIFT STORE 115 W. 3rd St. Sterling 8th Anniversary Celebration 50% OFF STOREWIDE Refreshments- Sat. Door Prize Drawing

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2 BR., 1 bath. No garage NO PETS. $550 mo. + dep. 815-440-7985.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705

Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

Brand new, never shot 9mm Beretta, w/ extra clip, $600. Call before 2. 563613-3934 FOID Fingerprints for conceal carry. Get clearance before you pay for classes and license. For appointments call 815-716-8478.

APPLIANCES

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

I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

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RENT TO OWN APPLIANCES TV’S MATTRESSES

815.625.8529

WOOD / FUEL

746

Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249

FURNITURE

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TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS 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. The Play Chicago Tickets & transportation. $90 Sunday March 2nd. Bank of America Theater in Chicago. Call Chris or Jackie 815-626-8181

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PUBLIC NOTICES SAUK VALLEY

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Estate of Marjorie E. Ratzlaff Deceased No. 12 P 19 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of MARJORIE E. RATZLAFF, 15-1517 9th Avenue, Keaau, Hawaii 96749, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE, & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the Representative, or both, on or before August 18, 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 11th day of February, 2014. David E Ratzlaff, 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 February 15, 22, March 1, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS- IN PROBATE

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF TAMARA BARTLETT, DECEASED NO. 14 P 12 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of TAMARA BARTLETT. Letters of office were issued on February 18th, 2014 to Sandy Murray as Independent Executor, whose attorney is Michael C. Downey, 420 West Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court, Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena, Dixon, IL, 61021, or with the representative's attorney, or both, within 6 months from the date of issuance of of letters or first date of publication, whichever is later, 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's attorney and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 20th day of February, 2014. Michael C. Downey Attorney for Executor 420 W. 2Nd Street Dixon IL 61021 815-288-6688 Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 2013


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