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Businessman sees ‘potential’ Building will house Crescendo Hair after renovations BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – There could be a new business development on the western edge of downtown Dixon. Matt Appleman, owner of Crescendo Hair, said he will purchase the building at 105 Madison Ave. next week, and start to renovate the building in the hope of having it operational in a few months. The building is on the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and First Street. It includes three addresses, Appleman said, two on Madison Avenue and one on First Street. The storefront on the corner

will likely house his salon, in addition to a skin care and massage business and a manicure and pedicure business, Appleman said. He also said that he has some ideas for the other storefront space. “The motivation [for buying the building] ... has been primarily to turn it into a viable building on that end of the business district,” he said. “I definitely see the potential in it.” The building needs a new roof, windows and tuck pointing, Appleman said, but “the structure is sound.” His said he wants the building to be viable but remain as “authentic a possible.” He’d like

to be able to move into the building immediately, but there’s a lot of work to do, and it will take a few months, he said. Appleman said the area around the building has a lot of potential, and could be a new growth area for Dixon’s downtown and business community. “I would love to see something come down that way,” he said. “... Revitalizing that end will, I think, help bring some more business down there.” Appleman said he will work with Lee County to get the property in an enterprise zone, which would eliminate sales taxes on building materials for renovations.

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Matt Appleman, owner of Crescendo Hair, plans to buy and renovate this building at 105 Madison Ave. in Dixon to house his salon and other businesses. “I definitely see the potential in it,” said Appleman, who said revitalizing the building could help bring more businesses to the downtown’s west edge.

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Tow fund receipts not yet getting to treasurer Board chairman says sheriff ‘working on it’ BY VINDE WELLS vwells@shawmedia.com Shaw News Service

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The Illinois Deparment of Natural Resources filled the pond at Centennial Park with 3,800 rainbow trout Tuesday morning. The IDNR will open the spring trout fishing season at 5 a.m. April 5.

Cody Herrell (above) of Crystal Lake Fisheries works on transferring 3,800 rainbow trout from the truck to the pond at Centennial Park in Rock Falls on Tuesday morning.

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OREGON – Expenditures from the Sheriff’s Department’s administrative tow fund are not yet going through the treasurer’s office, something the Ogle County Board now requires. Treasurer John Coffman told the board last week that he had Sheriff so far received Michael Harn no records from Sheriff Michael Harn. “The sheriff is working on it,” board Chairman Kim Gouker said. “He’s been busy. His fatherin-law has been Kim in the hospital.” Gouker In 2011, the board gave Harn wide discretion over how to spend the newly created administrative tow fund. He spent it on things such as flowers for Secretaries Day, a tent at the county fair, and $4,000 for management of the Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page. The board in February limited the fund’s expenditures to purchases of police cars, their maintenance and equipment, and fuel. Tow fund expenditures are now required to go through the county treasurer’s office. Before, the offbudget fund had no checks and balances. Harn did not attend last week’s meeting, which was held the day after he lost the Republican Party primary election for sheriff to Brian VanVickle, of Rochelle.

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STERLING – The city’s budget is still a work in progress, but the first draft has city officials hopeful about developing a balanced version before a public hearing on April 21. “We should be within $10,000, if we don’t balance,� City Manager Scott Shumard said. In the working draft, the general fund shows revenue of $10,478,491 and expenses of $10,560,692, resulting in a projected deficit of $82,201. The early draft has several moving parts, however. It includes more than the minimum contribution

to the capital fund and a cushion for health insurance contributions. Part of the projected deficit already has been closed, Shumard said, because “the health insurance numbers just came in, and those are better than expected.� Another big variable is expiring labor contracts with both the fire and police departments. The police union contract expired April 30, 2013. Negotiations broke down early in the process, and a federal arbitrator is scheduled to come in May 14. Because those are public safety jobs, the existing contract is automatically extended until a new

Big budget challenges Some of the challenges the city of Sterling faces to balancing its fiscal year 2014-15 budget: s$ECLININGASSESSED valuation for downstate Illinois means less property tax revenue. Whiteside County expects a 2.18 agreement is reached. The fire union pact will expire April 30. The first negotiating meeting was Feb. 13, with no others scheduled. Police and fire contracts have been renegotiated every 3 years. Personnel costs make up a majority of the general fund, and the uncertainty created by the police and fire labor situation is substantial.

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percent decline in SterLINGS%!6FOR  s3LOWINGSALESTAX growth: Projections up ONLYPERCENTIN 14 and 2014-15 budgets s%XPIREDANDEXPIRING union labor contracts s2ISINGPENSIONCOSTS “That’s one-third of our full-time staff with contract question marks,� Shumard said. Then there is the domino effect created by a change in wages. Higher wages means increased contributions for Social Security, pensions and workers’ compensation insurance. Since 2008, police wages have increased 11 percent, and fire is up 10.25

percent, plus incentives for EMT and other certifications, Shumard said. Projected police pension costs for 2014-15 are $628,847, compared to $601,394 in 2013-2014. Fire pension contributions are projected at $609,446, compared to $499,578 in the last budget. “The fire department was hit with a large number of retirements,� Shumard said. “That also played into the overtime situation.� The amended budget from 2013-2014 shows that the fire department’s overtime went more than $175,000 over projections. The last budget period saw a perfect storm for overtime develop, Twin City Joint Fire Command Gary Cook said. “We had retirements,

injuries, and illness in that budget – it was highly unusual,� Cook said. “There was one captain on disability, one captain on nonduty injury, a firefighter injured on duty, and two retirements.� Cook doesn’t anticipate a repeat of that scenario. “We are projecting one to three retirements in the next budget period,� Cook said. “We are working one short now and testing for our waiting list on April 19.� Applications are being accepted for the fire department tests. Applications are available at City Hall or at ci.sterling.il.us. A mandatory orientation session will be on April 14. The budget will be put on display April 7 at City Hall.

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omer Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of nearly $54 million will again be on display to a nationwide audience. CNBC will air an episode of “American Greed� that features Crundwell on April 2. The episode’s title is, “The Cunning Cowgirl Crook.� Crundwell stole nearly $54 million from the city during 2 decades before she was arrested at City Hall in April 2012. She’s serving a sentence of 19 years, 7 months in a federal prison in Waseca, Minn. The city has received about $39.4 million from a settlement with its former auditors and a bank and the sale of Crundwell’s assets. Crundwell will share the episode with Joe Mazella, who stole about $14 million in a real estate development scam, according to CNBC’s website. Video from the auction of Crundwell’s horses in 2012 is included in a new 15-minute recruitment video for the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

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strategic planning about helping to fund, in some way, its boat dock project. The strategic planning, for how to spend the remaining money from the settlement and sale of Crundwell’s assets, is expected to begin after the city’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget has been finalized. The commission’s boat dock subcommittee meet on March 22 to discuss funding for the estimated $174,000 project, said Larry Reed, the commission’s chairman. The Riverfront Commission had tried to get some funding, for a kayak or canoe launch, through a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, but was unsuccessful. It was the same grant program, Reed said, that awarded the Dixon Park District $18,375 for a boat

Reporter at Books on First today 3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA reporter Matt Mencarini will have “office hours� from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Feel free to stop by and let him know what’s on your mind. Is there a story IN$IXONYOUTHINKSHOULD be reported? Stop by to share or just to say hi. ramp extension in Page Park. The subcommittee wants to gauge public interest for the boat docks, which could be installed along the south side of the Rock River near downtown Dixon, Reed said, adding that a fundraising committee could be formed. The Riverfront Committee recently received interest from two additional boat dock companies, Reed said, and will start to research the companies and their proposals. Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini covers government and happenings in Dixon. He can be reached at mmencarini@saukvalley. com or at 815-625-3600, ext. 529. Follow him on twitter: @MattMencarini.

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ROCK FALLS – City Administrator Robbin Blackert presented a surplus budget during Tuesday’s special Finance Committee meeting. The fiscal year 2014-15 budget projected revenue of $21,726,459 and expenses of $21,725.062, putting the city in the black by $1,397. Last year’s budget projected slightly higher revenue and expenses, and showed a surplus of $3,705. The budget now moves on to the council for approval at its April 1 meeting. Blackert presented the general fund and enterprise funds portions of the budget Tuesday. She noted that the utility or enterprise funds are now the fourth-largest contributor to the general fund revenue, after sales, property and income taxes. “We would not be able to operate as well as we do for a city our size

without the income our utilities bring,� Blackert said. “This council, the mayor and I strongly believe that we need to keep our reserves built up, and the enterprise funds help us do that.� City offiRobbin cials believe Blackert that playing it conservatively on income projections is key to balancing the budget, Blackert said. “Historically, we have been especially conservative on revenue with the sewer department,� Blackert said. One of the reasons is the department has 18 years left on its EPA loan. The streets department took a hit from the brutal winter weather. The department had budgeted about $30,000 in overtime for this year and ended up spending $57,000, department head Ted Padilla said. “This winter was not something you could

really budget for,� Padilla said. The video gaming income is projected at $52,000 a year and pays for the lease of a new police vehicle, The city still has $160,000 of its Single Family Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program from last year and this year’s allocation of $240,000 to use for home improvements. The police budget came in at about $2.2 million. Salaries were down, thanks to some retirements, but overtime cost the department $48,000 last year. “We’re going to try to hit $40,000 this year,� Police Chief Mike Kuelper said. The fire budget came in at just under $1.1 million. The R&M building is projected to eat up $90,000 of Chief Gary Cook’s money. “That building is old, and we will be replacing windows and frames, fixing water damage in walls from the old roof, and doing a total rebuild of offices,� Cook said.

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Lorraine T. Owens FRANKLIN GROVE – Lorraine T. Owens, 86, of Franklin Grove, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Franklin Grove Health Center. She worked for many years at Mapleside Manor in Amboy before retiring. She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in West Allis, Wis., the daughter of Leo and Corinne (Betz) Alshouse. Lorraine was united in marriage to Floyd Owens on Sept. 3, 1950, in La Moille. She was a member of Community United Methodist Church in La Moille. Survivors include her children, Deb (Brian) Harris and Larry (Dina) Owens, both of Amboy; three grandchildren; two

great-grandchildren; one sister, Marla Jean (Bob) Shedlosky of Geneseo; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 23, 1995; grandson, Shawn Owens; stepson, William Owens; and brother, Merrill Alshouse. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mihm-Jones Funer al Home in Amboy, with the Rev. Jack Briggs officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in La Moille. A memorial has been established. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

Karla C. Beattie STERLING – Karla C. Beattie, 85, of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was a nurse at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Karla was born May 12, 1928, in Sterling, to Emerson and Mary (Weber) Fike. She married Robert Beattie on March 15, 1952, in Sterling. Survivors include her husband, Robert; three daughters, Cindy (Larry) McWilliams of Cuba City, Wis., Sally (Rick) Renner and Jo (Russ Yeager) Bryson, both of Sterling; one sister, Leatice Raver of Wabash, Ind.; one brother, John (Carol) Fike of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and seven

grandchildren, Christine McWilliams and Maggie McWilliams, Amy (David ) Refeinberger, Cory Renner, Nicole Renner, Suzanne Bryson, and Lance Bryson. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Wendell Fike. Services will be private. Cremation rites have been accorded. Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established to Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Alan R. Naftzger SAN FRANCISCO – Alan R. Naftzger, 41, of San Francisco, formerly of Erie, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton is handling arrangements.

Elmer J. Vogel FULTON – Elmer J. Vogel, 80, of Fulton, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at his home. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton is handling arrangements.

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Lucille G. Grennan STERLING – Lucille G. Grennan, 95, of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her home. Lucille was born April 17, 1918, in Tampico, to Leslie and Carla (Olsen) Whaley. She married Edward Grennan on July 10, 1937. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1989. Survivors include seven daughters, Carlene Jenner of Tempe, Ariz., Veronica (Edward) Tschosik of Rock Falls, Suzanne (Chuck) McCormick of Geneva, Joan Goncalves of Canada, Kathleen (Charlie) Hurches of Michigan, Bernadette (Matt) Hermes of Dixon, and Rosemary (Bruce) Buckert of Sterling; three sons, Eugene (Peggy) Grennan of Rock Falls, John Grennan of Gamaliel, Ark., and Terry (Rosemary) Grennan of Rock Falls; four sisters, Ethel (Jake) Barkdoll of Sterling, Dorothy (Merrit) Laubenheimer of Colorado, Bette (Dick) Weaver of Florida, and Helen Flucke of Missouri;

one brother, Bill (Karen) Whaley of Rockford; 44 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 13 step-greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. She also was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers, one grandson, and one greatgrandson. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 3:30 p.m., Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Paul White officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, Iowa. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

STERLING – Lillian C. Parker, 87, of Sterling, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion. She worked at Mr. Nifty Cleaners in Rock Falls for several years. Lillian was born May 10, 1926, in Morrison, the daughter of Charles and Carrie (Rosenow) Jacobs. She married Howard Parker on Feb. 19, 1948, in Morrison. He died Oct. 17, 1992. Lillian was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling, where she was involved in the Ladies Circle. She also was a volunteer for many years at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, as a Pink Lady. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Ken) Halverson of Sterling; two sons, Don (Paulette) Parker of Freeport and Bill (Lori Hubbard) Parker of Rock Falls; one brother, Ralph (Joyce) Jacobs of Sterling; 10 grandchildren, Julie (CJ) Jackson, Tim (Dorie) Parker, Monica Parker, Tammy (Jason) Bor-

man, Tonya (Jeremy) Parker, Richard (Carrie) Halverson, Linda Halverson, Brian (Laci) Halverson, Jason (Jenny) Parker, and Jillian Parker; and 18 great-grandchildren, Tim Jr., Rebecca, Jalynn, Eddie, Dakota, Dalton, Kyle, Lillian, Jacoby, Maximus, Blake, Chloe, Isaac, Noah, Elias, Cooper, Spencer, and Harper. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dave Parker; three brothers, Virgil Jacobs, Ken Jacobs, and William Jacobs; and one daughter-in-law, Jan Parker. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Nancy Weingartner officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Roland O. Becker MENDOTA – Roland O. Becker, 94, of Mendota, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. He was a farmer, a nutritionist for 25 years at Fasco, and a real estate broker. He was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Sublette, the son of George and Malinda Stephenitch Becker. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Edith Smith on May 20, 1944, in Philadelphia. He was a member of Holy Cross Church in Mendota. Survivors include his wife of Mendota; three sons, Craig Becker of Savanna, Stephen (Debo-

rah) Becker of Peru, and Kevin (Sherrie) Becker of Quincy; sister, LaVerne (Cecil) Byrd of Michigan; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon; and his sister, Irene. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Holy Cross Church in Mendota, with the Rev. Fredi Gomez-Torres officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials have been established to Holy Cross Church.

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MOUNT CARROLL – Phyllis M. Halfman, 79, of Mount Carroll, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at FHN Joy M. Maupin Hospital in Freeport. AMBOY – Frieda Searls, 76, of Amboy, died Thursday, Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. SAVANNA – Joy M. Maupin, 42, of Savanna, died March 6, 2014, at her home. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the University of Iowa Thursday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m Saturday at Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Law-Jones Funeral Home is handling arrangements. home. Further arrangements are being completed.

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EPA: Oil spill affected half-mile of Lake Michigan Spill seems to have been contained by absorbent booms WHITING, Ind. (AP) – Crews for oil giant BP worked Tuesday to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP’s northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said. The spill reported Monday afternoon by BP appears to have been contained by company crew members who deployed absorbent booms around the spill site, said Mike Beslow, on-scene coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 5. BP spokesman Scott Dean said the area affected by the spill was a cove along the Lake Michigan at the company’s sprawling Whiting refinery, which covers about 1,400 acres. The spill is about 20 miles southeast of downtown Chi-

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BP’s Whiting Refinery is seen along the shore of Lake Michigan on Tuesday in Whiting, Ind. BP says it is assessing how much crude oil entered Lake Michigan following a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. cago but was not expected to pose any threat to municipal water supplies that draw on the lake’s water, Beslow said. A Coast Guard flyover of the area Tuesday did not reveal any oil outside the containment booms, Beslow said during a Tuesday afternoon media

briefing, “but there is oil on the beach that is being addressed.� Beslow said BP crews were using vacuum trucks to suck up the corralled oil and were cleaning up oil along 2,700 feet of private shoreline the company owns at the Whiting site, he said.

The EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard were supervising that work, Beslow said. Beslow said the Coast Guard was working with BP officials to determine how much oil had been discharged into the lake. Dean said northerly winds were helping contain the oil by pushing it toward the shoreline. “It’s in the lake, yes, but it’s not moving around freely. It’s been kind of contained because of the weather and of the geography of the lakefront there,� Dean said. BP said in a statement Tuesday evening that it believes that “an upset at a crude distillation unit may have sent crude oil into the refinery’s cooling water outfall and then into the lake.� The company said it has taken steps to prevent another discharge and might have an estimate today on how much oil was spilled. BP initially reported to the EPA that when its workers discovered the spill they observed an oily sheen that covered

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Man accused of manslaughter in Quincy death QUINCY (AP) – A man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a weekend shooting death near the Mississippi River city of Quincy.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that Adam County prosecutors also accused 21-year-old Zachary Ballinger of Quincy of possessing marijuana with plans to sell it.

Authorities say 21-yearold Austin Hermann was shot and killed shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at a home just outside of Quincy. His body was found on a porch, and

Ballinger was arrested at the scene. Sheriff Brent Fischer and the county’s state’s attorney, Jon Barnard, have not discussed what might have led to the shooting.

about 5,000 square yards, said Susan Hedman, the EPA’s regional administrator. Dan Goldblatt, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, said an agency official who was at the scene around 2 a.m. Tuesday had reported “a large sheen on the lake.� Hedman said the EPA is not aware of any previous oil spills at the site, but the agency is just beginning its assessment of this week’s spill. “EPA’s lawyers will be looking into this matter and determining whether or not enforcement action is appropriate,� she said. U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who co-chairs the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, said in a statement that the incident “underscores the importance of vigilance in protecting our Great Lakes from oil spills.� “We are fortunate that the spill appears to have been quickly contained, but I will continue to monitor developments to ensure that the cleanup is rapid and complete,� Levin said.

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Special meeting never scheduled

Driver’s ed spikes $125

Member: Not enough members could attend BY VINDE WELLS vwells@shawmedia.com Shaw News Service

OREGON – Ogle County Board member Ron Colson announced last week that the board would have a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the location of the proposed sheriff’s administration building. But there was no meeting. Colson said Monday it never was scheduled because not enough board members could attend. Colson has opposed the new building being at the present site at 103 Jefferson St. Instead, he thinks it should be built on the county-owned property on Sixth

Street across from the judicial center. At a Jan. 21 board meeting, Colson said the Jefferson Street property was within the area designated for a riverfront district in the city of Oregon’s comprehensive plan. He said the property was a key part of planned development to promote city tourism, which also would financially benefit the county. His request to have the meeting on the Feb. 18 meeting agenda was unanimously rejected by the Executive Committee. Colson, of Mount Morris, called for the meeting under Rule 13, which allows for eight board members to call for a special meeting. He declined to identify the eight members he said had agreed to the meeting, saying their names would be listed on the meeting agenda.

Board Chairman Kim Gouker, also a member of the Executive Committee, reminded Colson last week that a special meeting could cost as much as $1,200 – board members are paid $50 each to attend special meetings. Colson acknowledged the cost, but said he called the special meeting after the matter had been “blocked� from getting on the regular meeting agenda. “It wasn’t blocked,� Gouker said in reply. “It’s been discussed in committee. We’re moving forward [with that building].� Colson said “there were too many schedule conflicts� for board members, and on Monday evening sent out an email to board members, county officials and media to notify them that this week’s meeting would not occur.

TAKING FLIGHT AT PARK IN ROCK FALLS

School imposing first fee hike in more than 20 years BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com    EXT

ROCK FALLS – Gas isn’t the only thing going up in price these days. The cost to take driver’s education at Rock Falls High School is taking a jump, from the $50 it has cost for more than two decades to $175 next school year. That’s still less than the $250 Sterling High School charges, but more than the $75 it costs at Morrison High School. Amboy High charges its students $180; at Prophetstown, it’s $100; and at Dixon, $150. The private business Drive Safe School of Driving in Dixon, which gets no state subsidies or other public assistance, charges $350 per student. As required by the state, Rock Falls High held a

public hearing on the proposed hike on March 19; one person spoke against it. The district then sent a request to the state for a waiver to impose the hike; the board will finalize the hike once the waiver is granted, Superintendent Ron McCord said. Eventually, the fee will reach $250, McCord said. The state raised the cap from $50 to $250 in July 2011. Even with the increase, the school loses money on the course: Considering salaries, benefits and other related costs, driver’s ed costs the district about $1,000 a student, McCord said. By state law, driver’s ed fees must be put back into the program; they cannot be used for any other purpose. The fee can be waived for lowincome students. Rock Falls has four teachers certified to teach the course, and about 138 students expected to enroll in it next year, McCord said.

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Passengers hurried to get off train after crash

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Adam Meenen, 12, of Rock Falls jumps off a ramp Monday afternoon at Nims Park, as his brother, Aaron, 8, and Andrew Schmaker, 14, look on.

OGLE COUNTY

Rockford man charged in weekend shooting Man shot in shoulder during fight at party at rural Byron home BY VINDE WELLS vwells@shawmedia.com Shaw News Service

OREGON – A Rockford man remained in jail Tuesday in connection with a shooting during a fight at a rural Byron home over the weekend. Brandon McMahon, 20, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, said Rock-

ford Police Department D e p u t y Chief Dave Hopkins. McMahon, a parolee, Brandon was in Winn e b a g o McMahon County Jail on a hold for the Illinois Department of Corrections, Hopkins said. The shooting occured early Saturday at a home on North Hoisington Road, northwest of Byron.

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Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn told a Rockford TV station that the shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. after two people got into a fight during a party. The victim, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in serious condition with a shoulder wound, according to the TV report. McMahon was taken into custody by Rockford police after the shooting.

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Where voters finally got it right

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he strange legislative odyssey of state Rep. Derrick Smith has taken another turn. In August 2012, Smith, a Chicago Democrat, became one of the few Illinois House members to ever be expelled by his fellow members. Their complaint against him? Earlier that year, Smith was indicted by federal authorities on corruption charges. Specifically, he was charged with taking a $7,000 bribe in exchange for recommending a state grant to help a daycare center. Smith maintained his innocence. He pleaded not guilty in federal court. His lawyer said his client was entrapped. Smith said he wanted to continue serving in the House. But his fellow House members voted him out anyway. Trouble was, the November 2012 election was coming up, and

What we think Mr. Smith went to Springfield not once, but twice. Corruption charges caused legislators to boot him out the first time, and voters have done so the second time, helping to erase a stain on the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation. Smith remained on the ballot. Voters can be a fickle lot, and they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cotton to the entire Illinois House of Representatives ganging up on their guy. Smith won the 2012 election, the House had to seat him in January 2013, and he proceeded to again represent the 10th House District. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence was seen as an embarrassment by some. For example, Secretary of State Jesse White had recommended Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment in March 2011, well before the indictment. And Speaker Michael Madigan, who

presided over the House action that booted Smith, found himself with the disgraced Smith back in Springfield. That was then. By last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary, things had changed. Madigan threw his weight behind Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renomination against four other candidates. According to the Chicago Tribune, Madigan sent campaign staff to help Smith, and allocated more than $70,000 for Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s re-election campaign. But then it came time for those fickle voters to weigh in, and it appears they had had enough of their troubled lawmaker.

Smith, with 37 percent of the vote, came in second behind Pamela Reaves-Harris, who won the Democratic nomination with 43 percent. Three other candidates split the remaining 20 percent. So, Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s days in the Illinois House will end in January, at the latest. His term could end even sooner, if federal prosecutors have their way. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corruption trial is scheduled to start May 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; right at the tail end of the spring House session. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll not be available to vote on the budget or key end-of-session bills that always crop up just before the May 31 adjournment date. It took them two tries, but District 10 voters finally did their part to bring Rep. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strange odyssey toward its inevitable end and help erase a blot on the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation. Congratulations to them.

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Everyone is responsible for better schools RYAN MARSHALL Dixon

Reading about the future of our schools in the March 21 Telegraph article by SVM reporter David Giuliani restarted the conversation about our schools in Dixon. And though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m betting most of you disagree with me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 72 percent of you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t [support the county sales tax] the last time [April 9, 2013, election] â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we have to do something with the taxes in order to just catch up at this point to, never mind the rest of the country, but the rest of northern Illinois. Sterling, Rochelle and Mendota, to name just a few, are school districts that recognized the problems they had and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about nostalgia when looking at their students and the future. They made the necessary changes that were needed to enhance

their current and future students within their districts. As a proud Dixon alum, I received what I believe to be is a great education here. But while receiving my degree in education and working in schools that serve the 21st-century student, I learned how far behind Dixon schools really are. A beautiful façade does not make for wonderful infrastructure. Dixon needs a new high school for our students. The cost for building a new DHS is almost half of what it would cost to update the current Dixon High School to standards that the state requires. Dixon needs to not be afraid to think outside the box. This is not just on the school board to come up with a solution; this is on all of us to help, be it through the 1 percent sales tax, fundraising, or worst-case scenario, higher property taxes. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to invest in our future, because if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, why would any family want to stay around?

Opposes new definitions for marriage words TONY VALENTINO Rock Falls

March 19 would have been my 48th wedding anniversary. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, because my wife passed away 18 months ago. While I miss her greatly, it is OK because the time we had together was good. I never regretted our marriage, and I was fortunate to have known her. I suppose that we will meet again. I hope so. The words that I feel are ours, are â&#x20AC;&#x153;marriage,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;husbandâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;wife.â&#x20AC;? My wife was a woman. I am a man. We entered into both a religious and legal partnership that was a marriage. The husband in this relationship is a man, and the wife is a woman. Recently, there is much going on about same-sex individuals becoming married. Bless their hearts, I am all for it. They have

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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.

every right to join into a binding legal and religious union. No one should die alone. What I am against is using the words that have always connoted an opposite-sex relationship. A union between same sex individuals should not be called a marriage. Call it something else. A man should not call another man his wife or husband. A woman should not call another woman her wife or husband. Those words are ours. They were my wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and they were mine. Let them be.

Seeks advice on eye problem CAROL STINGLEY Sterling

I have a floater on my left eye. If anyone has had one, can you help me? I was told it will go away, but how long did it take? I have been to an eye doctor. You may call me at 815625-8805. Thank you.

SPRINGFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This month, House Speaker Mike Madigan announced legislation to offer money for the construction of a Barack Obama Presidential Library somewhere in Chicago. Illinois, New York and Hawaii are vying to be the home of the library. Illinois is the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adoptive state, Hawaii his home state, and New York City is where he did his undergraduate studies. Every president since Herbert Hoover has been the beneficiary of one of these taxpayer-supported institutions run by the National Archives. But as the decades have marched on, presidential libraries have progressively become more grandiose. For example, George W. Bush opened his presidential library last year in Dallas at a cost of $300 million. Frankly, these â&#x20AC;&#x153;librariesâ&#x20AC;? are becoming costly, selfaggrandizing monuments to already inflated egos. While they purport to be about â&#x20AC;&#x153;historyâ&#x20AC;? and are run by the National Archives, they are really about burnishing the image of someone who has already been honored with the most powerful job in the world. And Madigan wants Illinois to pledge $100 million toward the construction of Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library. The state canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay its bills on time, pensions are grossly underfunded, basic state services are being cut, and he wants to spend $100 million to build a shrine to a politician? Come on, Mike. YEARS AGO, I VISITED Lyndon Baines Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library in Austin, Texas. The exhibits said little about the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flawed foreign policy decisions in Vietnam or the societal problems that have come from his expansion of the welfare state. Richard Nixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library has been criticized for downplaying Watergate. Bill Clintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library barely mentions Monica Lewinsky. We shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised. These facilities have increasingly become tabernacles glorifying

scottREEDER Scott Reeder is a reporter in residence for the Illinois Policy Institute. Contact him at sreeder@ illinoispolicy. org.

presidencies rather than merely places of scholarship. Originally, Dwight Eisenhower envisioned these facilities as mere repositories for the paperwork that accumulates during a presidency. But they have morphed into something quite different. The Chicago Tribune reported recently that the Obama Library could cost $500 million. Yes, you read that right â&#x20AC;&#x201C; half a billion dollars. PLANS ARE ALREADY underway to build it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not even out of office. By comparison â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Abraham Lincoln had been dead about 140 years before House a presidenSpeaker tial library Michael Madigan was opened in his honor. Chicago Democrat Richard wants cashNixon built strapped state his library to pony up in 1990 for $100 million for a proposed $25 million Barack â&#x20AC;&#x201C; entirely Obama with private Presidential Library. dollars. That would be the equivalent of $44 million today. That should be the model for how all of these libraries are built. After all, we know anyone who has been elected president has an aptitude for raising money. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a necessary part of any successful campaign for the White House. So, why not leave it up to retiring politicians to raise the money for their own libraries and leave taxpayers out of the mix? And letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close the book on this idea of our cashstrapped state spending $100 million toward burnishing a contemporary politicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a task politicians can do well enough on their own. Note to readers: Scott Reederâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column is underwritten by the Illinois Policy Institute.

YOUR GOVERNMENT ONLINE Monitor your government at these websites: Lee County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. leecountyil.com Whiteside County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.whiteside.org Ogle County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. oglecounty.org Carroll County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. carroll-county.net Bureau County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. bureaucountyclerk.com City of Dixon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;So few leaders of public universities understand that it is both a privilege and duty, not a bother or distraction, to defend the Bill of Rights and academic freedom.â&#x20AC;? Alan Charles Kors, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, 2001

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Murray Energy files suit against EPA Company says agency has failed to comply with Clean Air Act requirement CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An Ohio-based coal operator is suing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming that the agency has failed to comply with the Clean Air Actâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirement to evaluate the potential impact of its regulatory actions on employment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Administrator has no discretion to avoid or limit its obligation to continuously evaluate the employment impacts of EPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration and enforcement of the

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...................................38.41 Alcoa.....................................38.41 AltriaCorp.............................38.41 Autonation...........................52.43 American Express................90.85 Arris-Group..........................28.10 Apple..................................544.99 ADM.....................................42.42 AT&T.....................................34.73 Bank of America...................17.21 Boeing.................................124.01 BorgWarner..........................59.88 BP..........................................47.01 Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s..................................68.22 Caterpillar.............................98.60 CenturyLink.........................31.92 Chevron..............................117.10 Cisco.....................................22.34 Citigroup...............................50.30 CNW.....................................40.89 CocaCola..............................38.62 ConAgra................................30.25 Dean.....................................14.77 Deere & Co...........................89.11 Disney...................................79.55 Donaldson............................42.18 DuPont..................................67.23 Exxon....................................94.95 Ford......................................15.34 Exelon...................................32.94 GE.........................................26.71 FifthThird.............................23.34 HawaiianElectric.................25.13 Hewlett Packard...................32.56 HomeDepot.........................79.47 Intel Corp.............................25.46 IBM.....................................195.07 IntlPaper...............................46.08 JCPenney................................8.64 JohnsonControls..................45.78 Johnson&Johnson...............97.39 JPMorgan Chase..................60.93 Kraft......................................55.76 Kroger..................................43.52 Leggett&Platt........................31.84 Manpower............................78.73 McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s..........................95.93 Merck&Co.............................55.19 Microsoft..............................40.34 3M.......................................134.05 Monsanto...........................113.21 Newell...................................29.79 AGL.......................................48.55 Nike......................................73.66 Parker-Han.........................121.12 Pfizer.....................................31.83 Pepsico..................................82.41 Procter&Gamble..................79.82 RaymondJames....................54.18 Republic................................33.87 Sears Hldg............................47.97 SensientTech........................55.41 Sprint......................................9.06 Staples...................................11.62 TheTravelers........................84.04 UnitedContinental..............45.20 UnitedTech........................115.16 USBancorp...........................43.42 USSteel..................................27.75 Verizon..................................47.23 Walgreen...............................66.40 WalMartStores.....................76.88 WalMartMexico...................23.41 WasteMgt..............................40.62 Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s..................................8.93

Clean Air Act,â&#x20AC;? Murray Energyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawsuit states. St. Clairsville, Ohiobased Murray Energy and several subsidiaries filed the lawsuit against EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling. The companies employ a total of more than 7,200 workers in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Utah. The lawsuit alleges that the EPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regulatory actions have pressured industries that

traditionally burn coal, including electric utilities, to reduce their consumption. It claims that proposed regulations developed by the agency to curtail the release of greenhouse gases would discourage building new coal-fired power plants. The EPA said it a statement that it will review the complaint when the agency receives it. Citing federal data, the lawsuit said the electric power sectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consumption of coal fell 21

percent between 2008 and 2012, although it remains the largest consumer of coal produced in the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The continued pressure on placed on the coal industry by EPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration and enforcement of the Clean Air Act, combined with the Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refusal to evaluate the impact her actions are having on the American coal industry and the hundreds of thousands of people it directly or indirectly employs, will

irreparably harm Plaintiffs if allowed to continue unchecked,â&#x20AC;? the lawsuit states. The lawsuit asks the court to order McCarthy to evaluate whether the EPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regulatory actions have resulted in coal industry job losses or shifts in employment over the past 6 years. It also seeks an injunction barring the EPA from approving further regulations affecting coal employment until the evaluation is completed.

EARNINGS

Walgreen 2Q profit slips on tough comparison Company: Generic drug introductions peaked last year MCT News Service

Walgreenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal second quarter earnings slipped from a year ago as the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest drugstore chain reaped a smaller benefit from generic drugs and took a $60 million hit because of rough winter weather. But the Deerfield companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underlying performance impressed investors, and its shares rose, approaching the all-time high that they reached last month. Walgreen executives said Tuesday that a wave of new generic drug introductions peaked in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarter, which helped the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bottom line then, but made comparisons difficult for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarter. Generic drugs, which are cheaper alternatives to branded medicines, squeeze drugstore sales but improve profitability because they come with a wider margin between the cost for the pharmacy to purchase the drugs and the reimbursement it receives. The company said Tuesday that the tough comparison between this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarters and last

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Customers leave a Walgreens pharmacy in Jackson, Miss. Walgreen Co. reported its quarterly financial results Tuesday. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal second quarter earnings slipped from a year ago as the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest drugstore chain reaped a smaller benefit from generic drugs and took a $60 million hit because of rough winter weather. year will ease later this year. Walgreen expects generics to start helping its year-over-year performance again by the end of the fiscal year. Walgreen said a tough winter also affected its performance in the quarter by keeping customers away from its stores, forcing it to temporarily close some locations and adding about $23 million in snow removal costs. Overall, Walgreen Co.

earned $754 million, or 78 cents per share, in the quarter that ended Feb. 28. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s down from $756 million, or 79 cents per share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings were 91 cents per share. Analysts expected 93 cents per share, according to FactSet. Its revenue rose to about 5 percent to $19.61 billion and matched Wall Street expectations. Walgreen competi-

tor CVS Caremark Corp. made a big splash nationally last month when it said it planned to phase out tobacco product sales from its stores by October. Walgreen stores still sell tobacco, and an analyst asked CEO Greg Wasson during a Tuesday morning conference call whether the company would stick with it, unless such sales are banned by a local government. Wasson didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t address

the future of tobacco sales. Instead, he emphasized that the chain has pharmacists who can help people quit, as well as smoking cessation products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wellpositioned to help folks change their behavior,â&#x20AC;? he said. Gabelli Funds portfolio manager Jeff Jonas said Walgreen stores might gain some business from smokers once CVS quits selling tobacco.

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ACLU wins settlement for sixth-graderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook posting MCT News Service

Riley Stratton remembers all too well the day her Minnewaska, Minn., school counselor brought her into a room, with a police officer present, and demanded she cough up access to her Facebook account. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was in was in tears; I was embarrassed when they made me give over

my password,â&#x20AC;? Riley, 15, said Tuesday. That action was at the center of a $70,000 settlement that the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota announced Tuesday between Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family and the Minnewaska schools in central Minnesota. The school district agreed to enhance student privacy as part of the settlement in the social

media lawsuit. Riley was in sixth grade when she posted on Facebook 2 years ago that she hated a school hall monitor because she was mean. After school officials called her in and threatened in-school suspension for what she said on social media, she went back on Facebook and asked who snitched. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a little mad at who-

ever turned me in, because it was outside school when it happened,â&#x20AC;? Riley said in an interview. After another parent complained about a Facebook chat with their son that was of a sexual nature, the school called her in and demanded her password. When she complied, they navigated her Facebook page in front of her.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of schools, like the folks at Minnewaska Area Schools, think that just because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easier to know what kids are saying off campus through social media, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the rules have somehow changed and you can punish them for what they say off campus,â&#x20AC;? said attorney Wallace Hilke, who helped lead the ACLUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case.

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Husband canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t erase wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journal writing Dear Abby: I have been married almost 20 years. Eight years ago, my wife began an emotional affair with a co-worker. It lasted a year, until he left the company. Although they never had sex, they did have some physical contact that most people would consider inappropriate, and my wife considered ending our marriage because of the feelings she had for him. She now says the episode was a huge mistake and she loves me more than ever. The problem is, she wrote many entries about him in a journal. I know she kept writing about him several years after they lost contact, includ-

Should she get rid of the journal? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Considering Counseling

47-year-old man who was single until 7 years dearABBY ago. Then I met â&#x20AC;&#x153;MagAbigail Van gie,â&#x20AC;? the most wonderBurenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ful woman I had ever (Jeanne Dear Considering known. She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the Phillips) column Counseling: Because you hotsy-totsy one-nighter appears are still hurting 7 years type I was used to. She during the after the fact, stop â&#x20AC;&#x153;conwas a real woman who week through sideringâ&#x20AC;? counseling and fulfilled everything I had Universal Press get it NOW. ever dreamed of (includSyndicate. If your wife is a serious ing bringing a wonderful journal writer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and many 4-year-old little girl into people are â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that she my life). The biological ing saying that she loved would want her writings father is out of the pichim more than a year to remain intact, in spite ture. after heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d left. of the fact they reflect her Maggie had wrestled I want my wife to emotional affair, is not with some health issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; remove the portions of unusual. If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the case, nothing serious until last the journal pertaining to instead of insisting she April, when she had surthis guy. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want edit or destroy her jourgery. Complications set to. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still hurting from nal, my advice is to stop in, and I lost the only perthis and am considerreading it. son who ever mattered, ing counseling, but for aside from our little girl. now, what do you think? Dear Abby: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a My question is, since

we were never married, how do I refer to Maggie when relating what happened? I am in the process of adopting her daughter and explanations to strangers are tough. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wow, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking on a child when you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t HAVE to?â&#x20AC;?) How do I respond to these remarks? I know this is a multi-part question, but I have so many unanswered questions lately, I figured Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ask you for an opinion. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grieving in Missouri

to refer to her as your late significant other, your partner or longtime girlfriend. I would like to compliment you for stepping up to care for the girl when her biological father did not. And I do have suggestions for how to respond to anyone insensitive enough to ask why you would â&#x20AC;&#x153;take onâ&#x20AC;? a child you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;have to.â&#x20AC;? The first would be to ignore the question. The second would be to avoid such a person in Dear Grieving: Although the future, and the third you and Maggie werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t would be to reply, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love legally married, you were her like a daughter, want a couple for some time. to make sure sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very sorry for your and provided for, and loss. It would be accurate THATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing it.â&#x20AC;?

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p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838. Thursday, March 27 Valâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vittles, 7 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050.

Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815-456-3000. Zumba class, 10:30-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Lifescape lunch, 11: 30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Mexican Train Dominoes, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hand and Footâ&#x20AC;? card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m. Sterling Women

of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Crocheting, knitting and crafts, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Euchre/500 games, 1-2 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre, 1 p.m., Sterling Moose Club, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8220. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Mexican Train Dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Community Building, 106 W. Market St., Tampico, 815-535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Friday, March 28 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m. -4 p.m., Whiteside County

Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Bingo, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Bingo, 9:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11: 30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Thursday, March 27 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Foot screenings, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Senior Computer Intermediates, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle. Sign up: 815-562-5050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Free blood pressure checks, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St.

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Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Prophetstown and Lyndon, 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Appointments: 815-537-2345. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Tampico, 8:30-11:30 a.m and 12:30-3 p.m., Tampico Elementary School, 304 E. Kimball St. Appointments: 815-4382255. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m., County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon Alcoholics Anonymous, noon,

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ignore several rules – the one against keeping an open beverage nearby while prepping food first among them. But I will make changes, too. I’ll get a thermometer, and I might start counting to 20 while washing my hands. In the end, they slapped me with eight “critical” violations, infractions that are more likely than others to cause a foodborne illness. On the upside, Hasler and Hagy ate the pasta and salad, and neither of them got food poisoning later. (Yes, I checked.) “We wouldn’t shut you down, but there were definitely some critical things that we’d come back and check on,” Hasler said. Next time, I’ll get home a little earlier.

WHEN SHOPPING: At the grocery store, shop for paper products, boxed and canned items first, then frozen items and refrigerated items last. Wrap raw meats in a plastic bag, and place on a shelf beneath the cart. TEST THE FRIDGE: Take your refrigerator’s temperature. It should be 41 degrees or lower. And make sure food in your freezer is frozen. THAWING: Don’t thaw frozen food on the countertop. Thaw it in the refrigerator, under cold running water or in the microwave. RAW MEAT: Don’t let raw meat, seafood or eggs come into contact with other food. That’s called cross-contamination – don’t do it! WASH, WASH, WASH: Wash hands and surfaces often. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds, then dry with disposable towels in these situations, among others: before handling food, after using the bathroom, between tasks like handling raw meat and preparing other foods. NO HANDS: Use tongs or other utensils to handle food whenever possible. SANITIZE: Clean and sanitize all surfaces, including the sink, before preparing food and between tasks that contaminate cutting boards, knives and other surfaces. Use bleach to sanitize, with a solution of one teaspoon of bleach per quart of water. COOK TO PROPER TEMPERATURE: Poultry and stuffed meats to 165 degrees, ground meats to 155 degrees, pork and fish to 145 degrees and vegetables to 135 degrees. They should reach those temperatures for at least 15 seconds. KEEP AT PROPER TEMPERATURE: Keep hot food at 135 degrees or higher. Once leftovers fall below that temperature, they have 6 hours to cool to a safe 41 degrees, and they should cool to 71 degrees in the first 2 hours. Otherwise, throw them away. BIG BATCHES OF LEFTOVERS: Don’t put that huge pot of steaming chili in the refrigerator – it won’t cool fast enough, which means your dinner tomorrow will have been in the temperature “danger zone” where bacteria was fruitful and multiplied. Instead, fill your sink with ice, place the pot in there and stir until cooled. Or, divide the leftovers into smaller, shallower containers.

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’m not a germaphobe. But for a few hours, I tried to become one. A City of Milwaukee health inspector came to my apartment to conduct an inspection of my kitchen, and as if that wasn’t intimidating enough, the director of Milwaukee’s Health Department came along, too. Both were staying for lunch. I’d invited them over, because as a reporter covering restaurant inspections, it was becoming clear my own kitchen would likely fail under similar scrutiny. Sanitation regulations can be esoteric. Obviously, moldy cutting boards and mouse droppings are disgusting, but restaurants get docked for holding beef with broccoli at 116 degrees instead of 135, or putting dishes in a hand sink. I don’t even have a socalled hand sink, and I don’t take the temperature of my food. So what other rules was I breaking in my kitchen, and how serious were they? The restaurants I write about get inspected at least once a year, and can face fines or – worst case – closure, for serious or repeated violations. The day of my inspection, I headed back home from work before they were supposed to arrive, in order to have a few minutes to clear away remnants of my breakfast and do some last-minute tasks. But the Milwaukee Health Department was one step ahead of me. As I walked in, the phone rang. Angie Hagy, the health director, was already downstairs. I greeted Hagy at the door, but the inspector, Carly Hasler, was still outside parking her car. To buy a few minutes, I asked Hagy if she wouldn’t mind letting Hasler in. She was onto me. “Are you going to go frantically clean?” she said. When they came in, we got right down to business and washed our hands the approved way, for 20 seconds. “I’ve never washed my hands for 20 seconds before,” I admitted. Then the violations started piling up.

Violations, violations Hasler asked for paper towels to dry her hands. I had some under the sink. As for the hand towel hanging on the oven door that I actually use for hand drying? Violation. I hadn’t been able to stash away the breakfast evidence, so I picked up a violation there, too. I’d sliced cheese on counter space next to my sink, but food preparation has to be done away from the potential spray of dirty dishwater. I was honest about

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ABOVE: Milwaukee health inspector Carly Hasler (left) talks with reporter Lydia Mulvany during a visit to Mulvany’s kitchen. The goal is to apply standards used in a restaurant to a home kitchen in Milwaukee. LEFT: The biggest concern of the inspector was the lack of counter space and several sinks to keep washing hands separate from food preparation. Most apartments only have two sinks with no separation or splash pads to keep contamination from spreading. some of my sins upfront. I don’t have a trash can, for example. I just hang up a plastic bag that I throw out every day. “You should get a garbage can,” Hasler said. I also got dinged for how I stored my wooden spoons and ladles. The handles should be sticking up out of the utensil holder, not the other way around. As Hasler continued her walk-through, poking around in my refrigerator and opening drawers, it became clear that home kitchens aren’t really designed with food safety in mind. For example, my refrigerator, like most, has crisper drawers for fresh foods on the bottom, which means raw meat and eggs go on the shelves above. That’s the opposite of what’s required of restaurants, since any leaks would contaminate everything below. Hasler took the temperature of my refrigerator to make sure it was below 41 degrees and tested the air inside of an applesauce jar to make sure it was cold enough. The thermometer registered 35 degrees on

both. Although I passed, I’d never have known if there was a problem. “Temping” is a habit Hasler picked up after becoming an inspector, and she now does it whenever she cooks meat. She also has become a disciple of “OCD” hand washing. This is not uncommon – inspectors, chefs, restaurant workers often say they find themselves following the Wisconsin Food Code at home. Thomas Hauck, owner and chef at c.1880, told me a while back that he even takes the restaurant gloves home. “I’ll wear restaurant gloves while preparing certain things, like when I’m stuffing a chicken or marinating ribeyes,” he said. “It makes cleanup easier and makes life better.”

Sausage causes trouble After the walk-through, I began preparing lunch: fettuccine with sausages and cream sauce, and a simple salad. I grabbed some onions and raw sausage and carried them as far away as I could

from the sinks. It was inevitable something would go awry with the raw sausage. When I finished cutting it, I washed my hands, but turned on the faucet with my contaminated fingers. Technically, I should have used my clean wrist, Hasler said. The hardest thing about having the health director to lunch is resisting the urge to continually nibble away at the creamy pasta sauce. Like many people, I love to eat as I cook. “I can’t use this to taste the sauce, right?” I asked. Hagy’s reply was stern. I’d have to use a new spoon each time I took a bite. I only got one spoonful in before lunch was served. One of my final violations was handling the salad with my bare hands. In a restaurant, I would have worn gloves; even at home, Hasler said, I should use tongs to wash and toss the salad. In many ways, it’s almost impossible for a home kitchen to live up to the Wisconsin Food Code, and I’ll continue to

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The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., is known for its green jackets and its egg salad and pimiento cheese sandwiches. Several copy-cat recipes, including this egg salad sandwich, will help you feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re brushing arms with celebrities and golfers. ing. WifeSaverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pimiento cheese is practically legendary, and with eight locations around Augusta, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never far away from one of these home-style restaurants. Another spot for pimiento cheese, Michael and Lisa Hogueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walton Way Deli consistently gets five stars from its customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping it simple is our philosophy,â&#x20AC;? Michael Hogue says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a lot of ingredients to make food taste good. We make all of our products from scratch and inhouse. We like to stay on top of things and make sure everything is fresh and consistent.â&#x20AC;? Hogue also says that, while his deliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chicken salad is his bestseller, the pimiento cheese is popular, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We use medium-sharp cheddar cheese, pimiento peppers, mayonnaise, a pinch of sugar and a little garlic pepper. The garlic pepper is what adds that little something extra to

it,â&#x20AC;? he said. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to the Masters or Augusta anytime soon to get the real thing, you can make these little Southern iconic gems yourself. For something so tasty, neither sandwich is complicated to make. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just call these simple concoctions comfort food, the kind thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to throw together for tailgating parties, church socials, picnics and even for funerals. At an event in my hometown, one of the menu items was pimiento cheese sandwiches. My husband took a nibble of one, and then happily declared it to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;as close to the real thing as it gets.â&#x20AC;? The source of the sandwiches for the soiree was Marynelle Presley,

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fried up with peanut butter and bananas, but she adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long way off.â&#x20AC;? Presley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marynelle, not Elvis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; also offers freshness tips if you find that you must make them up a day ahead of time. After cutting the sandwiches, she suggests placing them in a flat plastic container that seals with a lid. Next, soak a paper towel with water and then squeeze it out really well. Place the paper towel over the sandwiches and seal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The paper towels donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dry out,â&#x20AC;? she explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so the sandwiches will be just as fresh the next day.â&#x20AC;? Plenty of other variations of the pimiento cheese sandwich use flavorful ingredients like crumbled bacon, cream cheese, and yes, even sardines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a sort of strange recipe I found in a 1940s-era cookbook. Making egg salad sandwiches is just as easy as making ones with pimiento cheese. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to say that my husband fell in love with me all over again when I learned to make the faux-Masters egg salad sandwich. The as-far-from-fancy-asit-gets recipe also uses Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mayonnaise and fresh, soft white bread, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a close kissinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cousin to the one served at the golf tournament. MASTERS CONTINUED ON A11

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Spring, for me, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sprung on the say-so of meteorologists or a calendar date but on the sudden, dramatic appearance in the neighborhood supermarket of a truckload of fresh asparagus shipped in from somewhere. For a moment, I forget the local-seasonal mantra and think instead of what to do with those fresh, green spears. A simple stir-fry is the answer. Asparagus is the star of this dish. Play up that green color with strips of red bell pepper for contrast. Go with the protein of your choice: beef, chicken, shrimp, extrafirm tofu or, as here, boneless pork chops. Serve

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Asparagus is the star of this dish of asparagus and beef stir-fry.

Asparagus stir-fry Prep: 20 minutes Cook: MINUTES Makes: 2 servings To save time, prep all the vegetables while the pork marinates.

1 pound boneless pork cutlets, trimmed, cut into 1½-inch strips 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more if needed

3 garlic cloves, minced 1 piece (1-inch long) fresh ginger, peeled, minced 1 bunch green onions, trimmed, sliced 1 bunch asparagus, roll-cut into 1½-inch pieces 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips, 1½ inches long 1 tablespoon chili sauce, or more to taste Directions: 1. Marinate the pork in the soy sauce in a small bowl, about 20 minutes. 2. Heat wok or skillet over medium-high heat. When metal is hot enough to sizzle a drop of water on contact, pour in the oil. Move the wok or skillet to coat the entire surface with oil. Stir in the garlic, ginger and green onions; STIR FRYUNTILFRAGRANT!DD

asparagus spears; stir-fry TOMINUTES!DDRED pepper strips; stir-fry, 2-3 MINUTES!TTHISPOINT the asparagus should be COOKEDBUTCRISP CRUNCHY  Transfer vegetables to a bowl; set aside. 3.!DDMOREOILTOTHE wok or skillet, if necessary. Turn out pork strips and marinade into the pan; stir-fry until the meat turns white and is almost cooked through, about 3 minutes. Lower heat; return vegetables to the wok. Season with chili sauce. Stir-fry for a minute or so to combine flavors. Serve with steamed rice. Nutrition information per serving:CALORIES GFAT GSATURATEDFAT MGCHOLESTEROL G CARBOHYDRATES GPROTEIN  MGSODIUM  g fiber

Egg salad, pimiento sandwich recipes close to real thing pimiento flavor, use 8-ounce JARINSTEADOF OUNCEJAR  !DDTOTEASPOONSOFMAYonnaise to mix and stir well. Continue adding mayonnaise one teaspoon at a time until the mixture is of the consistency you like. Serve on white bread.

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Using the basic Kissinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cousin egg salad recipe, you can make the egg salad more extravagant by adding other ingredients. Olives, onion, celery, cucumber, shallots, capers, avocado, cayenne and curry come to mind, and you can always add extras like lettuce, tomato and bacon. But for real taste of the Masters, leave off all those extras and eat it naked â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but the sandwich should be naked, not you.

Kissinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cousin to the Masters Egg Salad 6 hard-boiled eggs, shells removed 1/ cup or slightly more, to 3 taste, of Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mayonnaise 3 â &#x201E;4 teaspoon yellow mustard Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Chop the eggs in a large bowl until just slightly CHUNKY!DDREMAININGINGREdients and stir well. Serve on white bread. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mary Ann Anderson

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The pimiento cheese sandwich from the Walton Way Deli in Augusta, Ga., rumored to be one among many providers of sandwiches to the Masters Tournament, is flavorful with garlic pepper and a pinch of sugar. ½ avocado, seeded and peeled 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice Dash of hot sauce ½ teaspoon yellow mustard Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Place eggs and avocado in a medium-sized bowl. Chop until just slightly CHUNKY!DDREMAININGINGREdients and stir well. Serve on toasted or untoasted white or wheat bread. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mary Ann Anderson

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S4HEPUBLISHERCANTBE determined because its cover, first few pages, and index are missing. Mama made a million recipes from the book, which HASPAGESWITHOUTTHE index. Even with its torn, yellowed, and stained pages, I can never make myself throw it away. ½ cup chopped English walnut meats ½ cup chopped pimientos 3 ounces cream cheese ½ cup mayonnaise 1/ teaspoon salt 8 Butter Brown or nut bread Directions: Mix walnut meats with pimientos, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and salt. Spread between buttered slices of brown or nut bread. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mary Ann Anderson

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Amid the celebration of Milledgeville’s Class 1A state championship in softball last spring was some planning for this year. On the bus ride home from East Peoria, junior third baseman Morgan Adolph asked manager Brad Grenoble if she’d be the Missiles’ main pitcher this season. Grenoble confirmed she would. “I kind of figured that was going to happen, since I had to take on a little bit more of the pitching last year,” Adolph said. “It makes me sad that I’ve got to give up third base, but I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do to help the team.” Emily Bush, a 3-year starter in the circle

s-ILLEDGEVILLEHASHADPLAYERSWINATLEAST a share of SVM’s softball player of the year honors in 4 of the last 5 years. Keali Engelkens won in 2009 and 2010. Emily Bush won it in 2012 and 2013. for the Missiles, was sidelined with various injuries for about a month last season, and in her stead, Adolph took over. Her experience was limited. As a freshman, she pitched one JV game. She didn’t pitch at all as a sophomore. When pressed into duty last season, however, she delivered a 9-2 record, with a 1.26 earned run average. She struck out 91 batters and walked 33 in 77 2/3 innings.

“She’s 63, 64 miles an hour, with a nasty changeup,” Grenoble said. “That’s a nice backup pitcher to have.” With Bush now a freshman competing at Heartland Community College in Normal, the pitching duties are all Adolph’s. She pitched all summer for her AAU team, the CPC Fire, made up of players from Chadwick and Pearl City, to get ready for her senior season at Milledgeville. She’ll miss the action at third base, but is also embracing life in the circle. “Third base has always been my favorite place to play, but I think it’s going to be just as much fun to pitch this year,” Adolph said. “I’ve enjoyed it a lot more than I have in the past.” CHANGE CONTINUED ON B3

y now, IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman has seen every angle of Stevenson star Jalen Brunson’s double-fingered salute during Friday’s state 4A semifinal basketball game in Peoria and heard every explanation that Brunson meant nothing inappropriate. Hickman remains as unswayed as he is unapologetic. “I still feel like it was tremendously unsportsmanlike,” Hickman told the Tribune on Monday. “I know Stevenson officials claimed that Jalen threw his hands in the air, and somehow his middle fingers just stayed up there. My response was that I think it could be spontaneous, but I don’t think it could be accidental.” Like art, the images of Brunson open themselves to interpretation, and many people will see what they want to see. Deceiving or not, there is no doubt Jalen Brunson’s middle fingers are extended long enough to be captured by cameras. No matter how many defenders of Brunson emerge, nobody but the 17-year-old ever will know what was going through his head at that moment, and whether the act reflected defiance or frustration with a call that didn’t go his way in a game that ultimately didn’t. HAUGH CONTINUED ON B3

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Paul Konerko said he is not particularly nostalgic, but he did have a moment Monday in the last spring training game he will play at Peoria Sports Complex. As a high school senior at Scottsdale Chaparral in 1994, Konerko helped his team win an Arizona Class 4A state championship in Peoria. On Monday the White Sox captain, one season from retirement, hit his only home run of spring training in a victory over the Mariners. “That was kind of cool. I

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not? He has to leave. Now. Parker has to escape a coach and a program that has lost its way. I mean, why stay at Duke if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just going to become the latest blamestorming idea of a coach, who blew another high seed with a menu of McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-Americas? Parker has to get paid. Mike Krzyzewski might never figure out how to coach Parker, which would make the player older, not better. Why stay at Duke when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already a top three pick, if not No. 1 overall? Parker can catch up with Jahlil Okafor in the pros. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing more to be gained at Duke, except bowing and scraping before Krzyzewski, who has coached his team to embarrassing losses in the tournament twice in the last 3 years. Krzyzewski masterfully guided his secondseeded Blue Devils to a defeat at the hands of 15th-seeded Lehigh 3 years ago. Thanks for

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coming. And then last weekend, Krzyzewski elated the country by directing his third-seeded Blue Devils to a laughable loss to 14th-seeded Mercer. Mercer was laying for Parker, and Parker was shooting badly early. He was 2-for-7 in the first half, missing a couple of three-pointers. But look, even if your best player is having a bad game, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still your best player. You still need to run everything through him and let his abilities and instincts show up. But no. Parker collected his third foul early in the second half, and Krzyzewski pulled him. Krzyzewski would later say that sometimes

freshmen play like freshmen. Parker mightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said that sometimes egotistical coaches get outsmarted. How can a coach with such a big head not have smart strategy inside it? Some coaches mightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve provided defensive help for Parker at one end of the court, and ordered him to force things going to the hoop off drives and screens at the offensive end. If you have a big gun, shoot it. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the way it went for Parker. His coach buried him after a bad game, instead of giving him the chance to show his worthiness. Parker had little chance to show NBA general managers and scouts that he could work through foul trouble and rebound from a bad game during that same game. NBA scouts want to see that. They want to see players figure it out. They wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve liked to have seen Duke win that way. Heck, Parker himself mightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve wanted to see Duke win that way. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if a kid that wonderfully talented has doubts about his

ability to come back from a bad game during that same game, but if so, I have to believe he wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve fought to erase them. Sometimes freshmen play like seniors. And you know what? Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammates mightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve wanted to see Duke win that way, too. Players know who the best players are. Players look to them to lead. Coaches who are as great as their sycophants maintain put them in that position. Duke is a smart-kid school, right? Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammates might deduce that the emperor coach wears no clothes. In the end, it never happened for Parker. Duke lost early again. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing more for the kid to do but get out. Parker needs a friend to tell him that. Krzyzewski wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make him a better player, certainly not enough to chance an injury. They teach risk-reward at Duke, right? Hey, if Parker is going to play for a loser and coach who refuses to take the blame, then he might as well get millions from the Bucks or 76ers while doing it.

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No one should have been more thrilled than Vijay Singh to hear about the voting changes for the World Golf Hall of Fame. Singh is already in. He was elected in 2005 with 56 percent of the vote from a panel that consisted mainly of golf writers, most of whom the big Fijian had blown off over the years. By then, Singh had 25 PGA Tour victories, three majors, two PGA Tour money titles and one Jack Nicklaus Award as player of the year. He is among the greats in the game. In sweeping changes announced Sunday, a 16-member panel with a majority of golf administrators now decides who gets in the Hall of Fame. Imagine them debating the merits of a guy, who has an active and very acrimonious lawsuit against the PGA Tour over its anti-doping policy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We liked the old system,â&#x20AC;? PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we like this one better.â&#x20AC;? That would suggest the old system was working fine. And if something isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t broken, did it really need to be fixed? What was wrong with the old system had nothing to do with who voted, and everything to do with who attended the induction ceremony, which now will be every other year. At recent ceremonies, the chatter was increasingly louder about how few Hall of Fame members bothered to show up. Last May, only eight members were there, all of them women. That wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a surprise. The LPGA Hall of Fame, which existed before it was morphed into

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Considering his frigid relationship with the media, Vijay Singh probably likes the new system for the World Golf Hall of Fame that has cast aside writers as voters. Singh is already in the hall of fame. the World Golf Hall of Fame, was seen as the highest honor for its players. The men care more about green jackets and claret jugs than a plaque and a concrete slab with their signature on the walkway at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how the voting process works now: A 20-member subcommittee will meet this spring to nominate five male and five female players, along with three people from the Veterans and Lifetime Achievement categories. Twelve of those 20 committee members are administrators, which includes the Ryder Cup director for Europe, the head of public services for the USGA, the communications director of the PGA of America and the vice chairman of IMG. Six are Hall of Fame members. Two are writers. The nominations go to the 16-member panel that will â&#x20AC;&#x153;discuss the merits and vote.â&#x20AC;? A candidate has to receive 75 percent (12 votes), and there can be no more than five members of an induction class.

The co-chairs of that panel are Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam. So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four people who will be expected at the next induction ceremony in May 2015, along with the six Hall of Famers from the nominating panel (Curtis Strange, Johnny Miller, Karrie Webb, Carol Mann, Beth Daniel and Peter Alliss). The rest of the voting panel includes the heads of the PGA Tour, LPGA, European Tour, PGA of America, The Masters, the USGA, the R&A, the Japan LPGA and the Sunshine Tour in South Africa. They are joined by three writers. No one understands greatness like a player. All of them on both panels were good choices. Missing from the process is the independent voice of the writers. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it works in baseball and football, the best two shrines in sports. The explanation from Jack Peter, the chief operating officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame, was bordering on offensive, if not ridiculous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe it puts the decision-making of

who gets into the Hall of Fame in the right hands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; individuals who know the history of the game, have a passion for the game, who know the players, who understand the qualities that make up a Hall of Famer,â&#x20AC;? he said. Some of the administrators â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maybe even most of them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have a greater appreciation and sense of history than some writers who once had a ballot. But, for the most part, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in the business of chronicling the game, but to make money off it. Golf writers now have been minimized. There was little, if any, consultation over the changes. It should be noted that the World Golf Foundation board â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which now has seven of the 16 votes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; once was in charge of the Lifetime Achievement category. They selected former President George H.W. Bush, presumably because he was honorary chairman of The First Tee and the Presidents Cup. He loved golf, and he was known to play it quickly. And voting for the Hall of Fame is now in the right hands?

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Coach: Marissa Wren (1st season) 2013: 2-15 Postseason: Lost to Newman 8-0 in 1A AFC Regional semifinal Name Year Pos. Kayla Colwell Sr. IF Lea Koning Sr. IF/OF Marissa Sanford Jr. P Alyx Miller Sr. IF Cassidy Koning So. P/IF Rebecca Nelson So. IF Lauren Meurer Jr. C Hope Friday Jr. IF/OF Carlee Hargis So. P/IF "EKKI-ATSON *R /& Samantha Miller Jr. IF/P Lexi Meurer Fr. C Laci Meurer Fr. P "RYCE'ITTLESON &R )&/& Addison Wetzel Fr. P Outlook: The Raiders will be young and looking to build on last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-win campaign. A strong group of freshmen could make that happen.

Coach: Kristy Pierce (2nd season) 2013: 9-8 Postseason: Lost to Aquin 8-2 in 1A Aquin Regional quarterfinal No. Name Year Pos. 2 Jasmine Wittbecker Fr. OF  #OURTNEY"ALK *R )& 4 Kiley Carroll Jr. OF  "AILEY(ECKMAN 3O )&/&  !SHLEY"EYERS &R "/& 7 Zoe Strohecker Fr. OF 8 Makenzie Fink Fr. IF/P 10 Kaci Kuhlemeyer Fr. OF 11 Samantha Sohl So. IF  4INA0ATZNER *R /&"  *ILLYN2UTER &R )&0 15 Hannah Kempel Fr. C/IF  .IA"LACKMORE &R /& 19 Danyel Cook Fr. C/OF  "UBBY$OUBLER 3O 0)& 21 Drew Preston So. C/IF  +AMERON+OSER *R /&  0AIGE'ALLENTINE 3O )&  "AILEY$E-ICHELE 3O "/& Outlook: The Cougars are in the unusual position of not having a senior on the team. How well they get adjusted to varsity play will determine their success.

Coach: Terry Pierce (1st season) 2013: NA Postseason: Lost to Stillman Valley 5-0 IN!"YRON2EGIONALSEMIFINAL Name Year Pos. Destiny Darmon So. CF Meg Cullor Sr. SS 3AMMI"USHMAN 3O )& "RINLEY0ETERSON 3O 54 Olivia Peterson Sr. C -ADISON-ERDIAN *R 54 Alex Sterenberg Jr. OF Abby Peterson So. P 2EBEKAH7ILKEN *R 54 *OZI'ROBE *R 0 (AILEY)NGRAM *R " 0AIGE0ETERSON 3O 54 !SHLEE"ECK *R # Hanna Metzger Sr. OF Jess Slater Jr. IF Aubrey Ingram Jr. OF 4AYLOR3COTT *R 54 Outlook: Pierce built a successful program during his time at Oregon from1998-2007, and will look to do the same with the Cardinals.

Coach:"RAD'RENOBLENDSEASON 2013:   Postseason: Defeated Toledo (Cumberland) 5-4 in 1A state championship game. No. Name Year Pos.  *ENNA"IBLER 3O 2&  "REYANA(ENSEN *R #&  4AYLOR'RENOBLE 3R "  (OLLY"RALL *R 54  +AYLEIGH,EDDY 3R "  /LIVIA#ONKRITE *R 54  %MILY+LECKLER *R "  -ORGAN!DOLPH 3R 0"  !LLYSON"USH 3O 33 22 Courtney Swalve Sr. C  "RANNINGHAN(UTCHISON*R 54  +ENDRA3CHAVE 3R 0,&  3HANNON'RAFF 3R 54 Outlook: Adolph, an all-stater at third base, moves into the circle to replace ANOTHERALL STATER %MILY"USH WHO graduated. If that goes smoothly, the Missiles should be top notch again.

Adolph adjusting to role CHANGE CONTINUED FROM B1 In addition to a fastball that is the baseball equivalent to a pitch in the mid-to-upper 80s, she possesses a sharpbreaking changeup, and is working on a drop ball that was recently taught to her by assistant coach Drew Bush. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming along,â&#x20AC;? Adolph said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get there, hopefully.â&#x20AC;? In addition to possessing good stuff, the 5-foot7 Adolph brings a bulldog mentality to the position, and Grenoble is eager to see her compete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bring it, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scary on the mound,â&#x20AC;? Grenoble said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s built like an athlete. She wants to win, and she wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let people crowd the plate. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll put it inside. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have a fun year, I think.â&#x20AC;? Adolph is just one of five key players back from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28-3 team, along with catcher Courtney Swalve, first baseman Kayleigh Leddy, second baseman Taylor Grenoble

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Morgan Adolph was a dependable commodity last season at third base for the Missiles during their run to the 1A state title. This year, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be spending the spring in the pitcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circle. and shortstop Allyson Bush. They all produced between 25 and 42 runs batted in last season. Emily Kleckler will have first crack at Adolphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old job at third base, and a new outfield will have to be pieced together, but the Missiles are expected to be among the top teams in the area once again this season. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve

come home with hardware from the past two state tournaments, having finished third in 2012, and another deep run seems to be in order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just means weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to keep it together and play as a team,â&#x20AC;? Adolph said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we play as a team and stick together, I think we should do pretty good.â&#x20AC;?

IHSA sends mixed message want a high school kid doing in a tournament,â&#x20AC;? CONTINUED FROM B1 Hickman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just unacceptable. We think â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used that gesture representing your high and regretted it, but never school is a privilege and used it accidentally and honor, and you have to donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find that believconduct yourself in a cerable,â&#x20AC;? Hickman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m tain way to maintain that not saying 100 percent it privilege.â&#x20AC;? couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen, but in Technically, Hickman my own mind that never believed Brunsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gesseemed credible.â&#x20AC;? ture violated IHSA Bylaw Evidence began to 2.041 requiring athletes convince Hickman late behave in a sporting Friday night when he manner or face penalty. saw a photo of Brunson Scoring a record 56 making what appeared points against Young to be the obscene gesture didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make Brunson published online by the immune to rules. Just Peoria Journal Star and Feb. 21, the IHSA disqualcirculated on Twitter. ified a Marist wrestler at After reviewing it the state individual semiwith his staff, Hickman final in Champaign after planned to contact Stehe flipped off the crowd venson officials early in frustration. Saturday, when he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was fresh in my scheduled to leave on mind,â&#x20AC;? Hickman said. a family trip planned After Hickman left months ago. Peoria comfortable Hickmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quick with his common-sense IHSA investigation also approach, he maintained revealed later Saturday contact with IHSA offia professional photogracials after Stevenson filed pher who works with the an appeal. IHSA providing a second Brunsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents, their still photo from an angle family attorney and Stereviewed by the Tribune venson Superintendent that clearly showed Dr. Eric Twadell supportBrunsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right middle ed Brunson, as he pleadfinger extended â&#x20AC;&#x201C; refuting ed his case to the nine Stevensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim it was IHSA board members his index finger. present. Brunson conAccording to Hickman, tended that the split-secan apologetic postgame ond gesture easy to miss tweet for â&#x20AC;&#x153;the hand geson video was inadvertent turesâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one Brunson and misrepresented by retracted Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; also individual photos. influenced his decision to â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there was any indisuspend Brunson for the cation Jalen did this, consolation game against the story wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have Edwardsville. been Jalen flipped off â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just looked like fans, the story would something we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been Jalenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad

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was on the court beating the hell out of him,â&#x20AC;? said Rick Brunson, Jalenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father and a former NBA player. He declared Jalen unavailable for comment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jalenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only mistake was apologizing on Twitter,â&#x20AC;? Rick said. Ultimately, a majority of the IHSA board agreed and overturned Hickmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision minutes before tipoff. Rick Brunson believes the original photo posted by the Peoria Journal Star produced such a negative ripple effect that the family has begun pursuing an official apology from the newspaper. The state finals represent a major revenue producer for the IHSA, but Brunson disputed the notion the board caved to pressure of a potential boycott because, he said, Stevensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team never threatened not to play if Jalen couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Coach Patrick Ambrose saying the Patriots waited to dress until 5 minutes before game time would seem to contradict Brunsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at peace with it,â&#x20AC;? Hickman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look, young people make mistakes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a condemnation of [Brunson]. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fine young man. But we all would have served him better saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, that was a mistake and there are consequences.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Unfortunately, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the right lesson got taught here.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps, but everybody can learn from it.

AMES, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iowa State is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000 because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a resilient bunch that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shrink from the moment. No one epitomizes the mental toughness of these Cyclones more than sophomore Naz Long, whose ability to shake off adversity and knock down big shots is a huge reason why theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still playing. Longâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clutch shooting kept Iowa State (28-7) alive more than once in the regular season, and lately heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saved the Cyclones so often that some fans have taken to calling him â&#x20AC;&#x153;3sus.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said this all along with Naz. You never have to worry about Naz and confidence,â&#x20AC;? Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not afraid to step up and take shots â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made his last five, or heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missed his last five.â&#x20AC;? Long has made his last five when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mattered the most. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5 of 5 from 3-point range in the final 5 minutes of Big 12 and NCAA tournament games so far. Longâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest crucial 3 came with 50 seconds left Sunday against North Carolina, tying it at 81 and setting the stage for DeAndre Kaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last-second layup â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which put Iowa State in its first regional semifinal in 14 years. Long and the Cyclones face Connecticut (28-8) on Friday in New York. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That dude catches the ball, you better watch out,â&#x20AC;? Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim said. That wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always the case. Long rarely played as

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Iowa State guard Naz Long lets out a yell during a win over Baylor in the Big 12 championship game. Long has been on a roll in the 2014 postseason, hitting big 3s every time the team needs them. a freshman, averaging just 1.8 points a game as the Cyclones leaned on a senior-laden backcourt to reach the third round of the NCAA tournament. He could have easily been in the same situation this season. The arrival of Kane, a highly regarded transfer from Marshall, and a pair of impressive freshmen guards in Monte Morris and Matt Thomas left Long again fighting for minutes. But Long looked good enough in fall practice to earn a starting nod for the opener in place of Ejim, who had been battling a minor injury. Long responded with a team-high 26 points, and his eight 3s foreshadowed the rest of his season. So did the next game. Long had just five points, starting a seasonlong trend in which he strung together back-toback double-digits scoring nights just once. But Long is also the rare player who can be accurately described as

both inconsistent and spectacular. Hoiberg toyed with the idea of making Long a permanent starter early in Big 12 play. But he was just 4-of-17 shooting in four starts and got benched in favor of Morris. Long responded with the first of many â&#x20AC;&#x153;season-savingâ&#x20AC;? shots for the Cyclones. Long drilled a 3 that pushed Iowa Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at Oklahoma State into triple overtime on Feb. 3, and the Cyclones wound up surviving 98-97. Long forced the Cowboys into overtime again in the regular-season finale in Ames on a 30-footer at the buzzer. Long credits his midseason resurgence to Hoiberg, a former standout shooter in the NBA who urged Long to get his footwork back on track. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to play defense, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to knock down shots. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much more to worry about,â&#x20AC;? Long said.

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Farrah Fawcett said, “God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.” Today’s trump combination might jumble declarer’s brain, especially if he remembers yesterday’s deal. South is in five diamonds. West leads a low spade. East takes two tricks in the suit, then shifts to a club to North’s queen. How should declarer continue? On the second round of the auction, if North-South use support doubles, South has a perfect hand with exactly three-card heart support. But if North-South do not employ this gadget, South

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more than rebid his diamond suit. Then North might jump to four hearts, but let’s suppose he settles his partner into five diamonds. South must draw trumps without loss. In yesterday’s deal, he could afford one loser, so cashed the ace first. Here, though, he should start with a diamond to his queen. When West’s jack drops, declarer returns to the dummy with a club (or a heart) and plays a diamond to his 10. Then he draws East’s last trump and claims. Note that four hearts can be made. If East starts with three rounds of spades, North does best to discard a diamond from his hand, but here he could ruff. Then declarer, after drawing trumps, makes the same play in the diamond suit. © 2014 UFS


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TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD Boys track

College Basketball Invitational

Tuesday’s result at Westwood Sports Complex, Sterling

STERLING 84, FREEPORT 51, ROCHELLE 10 High jump – 1. Jacob Kirchhoff (S) 6-1; Pole vault – 1. Cade Coursey (S) 12-0; Long jump – 1. Kaprion Felton (F) 18-10; Triple jump – 1. Zevrene Dixon (F) 40-1; Shot put – 1. Josh Knie (S) 47-9; 3,200 relay – 1. Sterling 8:39.25; 60 – 1. Vance McShane (F) 7.57; 60 hurdles – 1. David Rials (F) 9.14; 800 relay – 1. Freeport 1:40.56; 800 – 1. Cody Lund (S) 2:11.09; 400 – 1. Draque Penaflor-Heier (S) 53.68; 1,600 – 1. Ethan Rocha (S) 4:49.33; 200 – 1. Antonio Shorter (F) 24.59; 1,600 relay – 1. Sterling 3:46.39

Quarterfinals Monday’s results Siena 54, Penn State 52 Old Dominion 82, Radford 59 Illinois State 62, Texas A&M 55 Fresno State 72, Princeton 56 Semifinals Today’s games Illinois St. (18-15) at Siena (17-17), 6 p.m. Old Dominion (18-17) at Fresno State (1916), 8 p.m. Championship Series (Best-of-3) (x-if necessary) Monday, March 31 TBD, TBA Wednesday, April 2 TBD, TBA Friday, April 4 x-TBD, TBA

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Monday’s late result at Byron

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1. Winnebago 42, 2. Byron 36, 3. Mendota 29, 4. North Boone 23, 5. Rock Falls 20, 6. Genoa-Kingston 6 Winner and top local 55 – 1. Wyatt Martinson (M) 6.85, 5. Trenden Schwindenhammer (RF) 7.13; 200 – 1. Nolan Peterson (W) 23.94, 4. Adrian Villa (RF) 25.12; 400 – 1. Cole Ellis (W) 55.65, 2. Tanner Mortonson (RF) 56.15; 800 – 1. Allan Daly (W) 2:05.84, 5. Kobe Conklin (RF) 2:16.55; 1,600 – 1. T.J. Pitcock (B) 4:39.37, 2. Brayden Hamblen (RF) 4:45.66; 3,200 – 1. Pitcock (B) 10:26.85, 5. Brodie Henson (RF) 12:08.76; 55 hurdles – 1. Danny Falconer (B) 8.58, 4. Jordan Reynolds (RF) 9.2; 800 relay – 1. Mendota 1:39.64, 2. Rock Falls (Villa, Jordan Stark, Brandon Boyer, Schwindenhammer) 1:41.49; 1,600 relay – 1. Byron 3:44.39; 3,200 relay – 1. Rock Falls (Seth Williams, Mortonson, Kasey Anger, Hamblen) 8:53.91; High jump – 1. Ryan Reeder (M) 6-0, 3. Boyer (RF) 5-10; Pole vault – 1. Tyler Reddin (M) 12-6, 7. Stark (RF) 8-6; Long jump – 1. Chris Walker (NB) 21-2, 7. Boyer (RF) 16-11; Triple jump – 1. Walker (NB) 45-6 3/4, 6. Mortonson (RF) 36-0 3/4; Shot put – 1. Ross Sealby (B) 50-2, 5. Jacob Billings (RF) 36-5

Girls track Tuesday’s result at Westwood Sports Complex, Sterling

ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 65, FREEPORT 47, STERLING 33 High jump – 1. Courtney Kruthoff (EP) 5-0; Pole vault – 1. Allisa DeShane (EP) 7-6; Long jump – 1. Ceaira Ellis (F) 14-9 3/4; Triple jump – 1. Rachel Cobert (EP) 35-6; Shot put – 1. Kyliah Hughes (F) 34-1 3/4; 3,200 relay – 1. Erie-Prophetstown 10:49.24; 60 – 1. Courtney Cobert (EP) 8.43; 60 hurdles – 1. Ellis (F) 10.91; 800 relay – 1. Erie-Prophetstown 1:54.41; 800 – 1. Charli Wike (S) 2:44.65; 400 – 1. R.Cobert (EP) 1:01.06; 1,600 – 1. Kyla Wilcox (F) 6:03.64; 200 – 1. Quavashia Avery (F) 28.1; 1,600 relay – 1. ErieProphetstown 4:18.66 Monday’s late result at Byron

Last Chance Invite

1. Byron 46.5, 2. Rock Falls 44, 3. Mendota 26.5, 4. Winnebago 21, 5. GenoaKingston 14, 6. North Boone 3 55 – 1. Sydney Arickx (RF) 8.02; 200 – 1. Megan Headley (B) 27.99, 5. Emily Blackert (RF) 30.57; 400 – 1. Andrea Whitehouse (W) 1:07.13, 5. Blackert (RF) 1:14.92; 800 – 1. Kelsey Hildreth (B) 2:29.62, 6. Sydney Young (RF) 2:46.91; 1,600 – 1. Bailee Smith (RF) 6:15; 3,200 – 1. Emily Ross (M) 13:50.9; 55 hurdles – 1. Brianna Kramer (G-K) 9.77, 4. Blackert (RF) 10.57; 800 relay – 1. Byron 1:56.73, 2. Rock Falls (Michaela Busch, Arickx, Ellie McKee, Dallas Clevenger) 1:58.08; 1,600 relay – 1. Byron 4:31.07; 3,200 relay – 1. Rock Falls (Clevenger, Katie Anderson, Makaley Velasquez, Smith) 10:34.94; High jump – 1. Paige Holloway (B) 5-1, 3. Busch (RF) 4-8; Pole vault – 1. McKee (RF) 7-6; Long jump – 1. Arickx (RF) 14-1; Triple jump – 1. Clevenger (RF) 31-11 1/2; Shot put – 1. Elizabeth Willis (M) 35-8, 2. Mireya Arellano (RF) 35-1

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 39 31 .557 Brooklyn 37 32 .536 New York 29 41 .414 Boston 23 47 .329 Philadelphia 15 56 .211 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 48 21 .696 Washington 36 34 .514 Charlotte 34 37 .479 Atlanta 31 38 .449 Orlando 20 52 .278 Central Division W L Pct x-Indiana 51 20 .718 Chicago 40 31 .563 Cleveland 28 44 .389 Detroit 26 44 .371 Milwaukee 13 58 .183

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 54 16 .771 — Houston 48 22 .686 6 Memphis 42 28 .600 12 Dallas 43 29 .597 12 New Orleans 30 40 .429 24 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 52 19 .732 — Portland 45 27 .625 7½ Minnesota 34 35 .493 17 Denver 32 39 .451 20 Utah 23 48 .324 29 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 50 21 .704 — Golden State 44 27 .620 6 Phoenix 42 29 .592 8 Sacramento 25 45 .357 24½ L.A. Lakers 23 46 .333 26 x-clinched playoff spot Monday’s results Houston 100, Charlotte 89 Miami 93, Portland 91 Phoenix 102, Atlanta 95 Chicago 89, Indiana 77 Oklahoma City 117, Denver 96 Memphis 109, Minnesota 92 New Orleans 109, Brooklyn 104, OT San Antonio 113, Philadelphia 91 Detroit 114, Utah 94 L.A. Clippers 106, Milwaukee 98 Tuesday’s results Orlando 95, Portland 85 Cleveland 102, Toronto 100 Dallas 128, Oklahoma City 119, OT New York at L.A. Lakers, late Today’s games Phoenix at Washington, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball National Invitation Tournament

Quarterfinals Tuesday’s results Clemson 73, Belmont 68 Minnesota 81, Southern Miss 73 Today’s games Louisiana Tech (29-7) at Florida State (2113), 6 p.m. California (21-13) at SMU (25-9), 8 p.m. At Madison Square Garden New York Semifinals Tuesday, April 1 Clemson (23-13) vs. California-SMU winner, 6 or 8:30 p.m. Minnesota (23-13) vs. Louisiana Tech-Florida State winner, 6 or 8:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 3 Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF x-Boston 49 17 6 104 230 Montreal 41 26 7 89 190 Tampa Bay 39 24 9 87 214 Detroit 33 25 14 80 191 Toronto 36 30 8 80 216 Ottawa 29 29 14 72 205 Florida 27 38 8 62 178 Buffalo 20 44 8 48 138 Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 46 21 5 97 224 N.Y. Rangers 40 29 4 84 194 Philadelphia 38 26 7 83 205 Columbus 37 29 6 80 204 Washington 34 27 12 80 212 New Jersey 31 28 13 75 175 Carolina 31 32 9 71 181 N.Y. Islanders 28 35 9 65 202

GA 153 184 193 204 231 243 237 212 GA 180 178 201 196 218 187 205 243

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 49 16 7 105 233 163 Chicago 42 16 15 99 244 188 Colorado 45 21 6 96 221 198 Minnesota 37 24 11 85 180 178 Dallas 34 27 11 79 203 207 Nashville 31 31 11 73 177 218 Winnipeg 32 32 9 73 202 213 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose 46 18 9 101 222 175 x-Anaheim 46 18 7 99 228 180 Los Angeles 42 25 6 90 182 155 Phoenix 35 26 12 82 202 207 Vancouver 33 30 10 76 176 196 Calgary 30 35 7 67 183 211 Edmonton 25 38 9 59 178 236 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot Monday’s results Montreal 2, Boston 1, SO Ottawa 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Calgary 2, San Jose 1, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Phoenix 3, OT Los Angeles 3, Philadelphia 2 Dallas 2, Winnipeg 1 Tuesday’s results Los Angeles 5, Washington 4, SO Florida 3, Ottawa 2, SO Colorado 5, Nashville 4, SO St. Louis 5, Toronto 3 Phoenix 3, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Carolina 4 Montreal 2, Buffalo 0 Columbus 4, Detroit 2 Chicago 4, Dallas 2 San Jose at Edmonton, late Today’s games Vancouver at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9 p.m. Thursday’s games Chicago at Boston, 6 p.m. Phoenix at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Montreal at Detroit, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s box score

BLACKHAWKS 4, STARS 2 Dallas 0 1 1 —2 Chicago 1 2 1 —4 First Period–1, Chicago, Shaw 19 (Sharp, Toews), 19:42 (pp). Second Period–2, Chicago, Versteeg 12 (Keith, Seabrook), 4:12. 3, Dallas, Garbutt 13 (Seguin, Jo.Benn), 10:56. 4, Chicago, Keith 6 (Sharp, Shaw), 14:15. Third Period–5, Dallas, Garbutt 14 (Fiddler, Roussel), 14:20. 6, Chicago, Hossa 26, 19:26 (en). Shots on Goal–Dallas 8-12-7–27. Chicago 16-14-12–42. Goalies–Dallas, Lehtonen. Chicago, Crawford. A–21,493 (19,717). T–2:31.

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Safe at home

Baker enjoying life away from baseball BY JANIE MCCAULEY AP Baseball Writer

GRANITE BAY, Calif. – Dusty Baker looks at his overgrown collard greens and heads to the shed for his scissors. It’s time for an impromptu harvest in his garden. While his former players and fellow managers are preparing for opening day, Baker is busy tending to his crops, planning his summer vegetables and minding his vineyard and fruit trees. Out of uniform for just his third season as an adult, this marks his first time away since 2007, between managerial jobs with the Cubs and Reds. Baseball is still close to Baker’s heart, that’s for sure. But after being fired by Cincinnati last October, he is working on more than a half-dozen business projects at once out of his Sacramento-area home – not to mention helping 15-year-old son Darren and his freshman pals with their swings in the family batting cage. Baker ventures out to the occasional college game. “I need my fix sometimes,” he says. “Games go slower in the stands. Games are a lot faster in the dugout.” The 64-year-old Baker made several inquiries about open managerial jobs over the winter, but says he didn’t receive a single call back. Not that he is letting it bring him down. The family time with wife Melissa and Darren helps fill the void. “It’s been pretty cool,” Baker says, then acknowledges, “I miss the action. I don’t miss before or after games.” He moves about his expansive property, complete with solar power, with no sign of that signature toothpick he used to swish in his mouth while managing. Baker did have to deal with a cracked tooth because of all the chomping he did on ice cubes over the years. While strolling through his vineyard, which has already given him three grape harvests, Baker mentions a short bout with what he figures was depression. Having a tough time getting up in the morning, he asked a buddy what might be wrong. “I never knew depression,” Baker says. “I’ve got nothing to be bitter about. Life’s good for me. I’m not saying I don’t wake up upset every once in a while. I make sure I don’t stay there. You’ve got to get up and realize life is good. I don’t have anything to be sad or depressed about.” IN THE GARDEN Just like his late father, Baker

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For only the second time in the last 20 years, Dusty Baker will not be managing a MLB team this summer. He’s using the time off to get healthier, and he is also becoming an active gardener. finds a comfort outdoors growing vegetables. It has benefited his healthier diet, too, something Baker had to take far more seriously following an 11-game stint away from the Reds late in 2012 – including the NL Central clincher and Homer Bailey’s no-hitter – while healing from a mini-stroke and irregular heartbeat. He is also growing mustard greens, red cabbage, romaine lettuce, leeks and onions, and had beets and Brussels sprouts specifically for Darren. Johnnie B. Baker, Sr., who died in November 2009, introduced the therapeutic hobby. “My dad always had a garden,” Baker recalls. “My dad had a green thumb, and I got the green thumb. I don’t like grease, I like dirt.” His daughter, Natosha, designed the label for Baker Family Wines. He will open a tasting room on Treasure Island off the Bay Bridge, which separates San Francisco and Oakland. “I don’t have enough wine to service everybody,” he says with a grin. Inside his wine cellar, prosciutto hangs during its drying process. Whether Baker will return to the top dugout step, he doesn’t know. Yet there is something still missing: He never won a World Series in 20 years as a skipper. “I have some unfinished business,” he says. Baker knows he’s not always in charge of what’s next. Take the garden. “I lost my beets, man, the frost got them,” he says. “I don’t like

beets, but Darren does. I had to plant beets and Brussels for him.” A NEW LIFE Last week, Baker underwent a minor heart procedure with the goal that he will no longer need medication. He wore a heart monitor on the road last season, he has watched his diet and alcohol intake and exercised more. “My doctors were trying to get me through last year,” he acknowledges. “I saw every cardiologist, radiologist, every ‘ist in the world. I’m a lot better than I was last year.” After the recent procedure he reported some minor soreness, but otherwise called it a success. “I spent this winter getting right,” he says. “I’m 64. I don’t feel 64. I’ve got to register for Social Security and Medicare. I don’t feel age.” THE FUTURE Baker is building a home on Kauai, one place where he can truly relax. Back on the mainland, mixed among his dozens of framed photos of famous people and art pieces is a print of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the 1946 holiday film that Baker watches each year as a gentle reminder. “It’s one of my favorites when you’re down and out,” he says. “There was a time I wasn’t doing real good.” In August, his daughter will get married in the backyard. “Maybe I’m supposed to be off to marry my daughter,” he says. “I prayed for my daughter to find someone.”

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Penciled in for opening day Renteria: Castro is healed from hamstring injury BY MARK GONZALES Chicago Tribune

MESA, Ariz. – Manager Rick Renteria sounded more confident Tuesday that shortstop Starlin Castro will be ready for the Chicago Cubs’ opener Monday at Pittsburgh. “I’m totally comfortable with his health,” Renteria said after watching Castro pass a series of tests. “He’s 100 percent. I’m totally comfortable with him.” Castro, who hasn’t played since suffering a right hamstring strain on March 2, told Renteria he’s ready for opening day. “That’s what I told him, that’s what I’m looking for,” Castro said. “I don’t want to miss opening day. I think we put the work together, we worked hard. That’s our goal. We did it right.” The Cubs, however, won’t commit to saying when Castro will play in a major league exhibition game. Castro said he will play at least seven innings in a minor league game Wednesday. “He did nice work

guys who we’re going to put into a particular position, and the second day you might see a different lineup,” Renteria said. “The reality is the matchups we have and are looking at throughout the course of the season will determine how we use all our guys. “I’m fortunate enough to have the flexibility with guys and matchups and different scenarios that could occur during the course of a season. I have the ability to do that with them. I want to put them in the best position to MCT have success.’’ Renteria also gave a Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has missed much of spring training with a hamstring injury. Manager vote of confidence to Rick Renteria said on Monday that Castro would be Jose Veras as his closer. Veras allowed two runs ready for Monday’ opener against the Pirates. on three hits in the fifth [Tuesday],” Renteria ing time could be cut inning of a 7-1 loss to said. “He did some hitbecause Renteria hinted San Diego on Monday, ting off some live pitchhe may opt for submitand his ERA swelled to ing and did extensive, ting lineups based on 7.88. strong agility fielding – favorable matchups. “V knows how to get left, right, forward, back, Left-handed hitter Luis himself ready,” Renteria quick, explosive actions Valbuena has played said. “If you guys have - and looked good in all second base more freseen most closers durof them.’’ quently, and speedy ing the spring, they don’t Meanwhile, Darwin Emilio Bonifacio also is typically have the best Barney remains the an option. outings, and there are Cubs’ starting second “I think as we go into the any number of them. I’m baseman, but his playseason, we have certain not concerned.”


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for how his on-field role will work, given the different nature of spring training games in which Konerko, in a platoon starters are mixed and with Adam Dunn at des- matched and subbed out ignated hitter, is likely to early. Ventura said he is face more left-handers not worried about how this season, but manhe will handle the Dunnager Robin Ventura said Konerko duo and will be Tuesday itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible the comfortable making the Sox will give Konerko the daily decision. start on his final opening But Konerko is prepared day. mentally for his plan, Not that Konerko which he has labeled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be expects to be very senready for anything.â&#x20AC;? timental for that either. He said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want He called opening day to be one of the worries â&#x20AC;&#x153;a weird animal,â&#x20AC;? with a on Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list, but buildup more like a foot- he also doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to ball game than baseballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sit around during his everyday grind. expanded downtime He is more focused on when he is not playing. preparing for a season He plans to work as hard as a part-time player as he did in any other and leader. Ventura said season. Konerko, in typical fashâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I never take anything ion, is thinking a lot about lightly,â&#x20AC;? Konerko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I his new role. always thought being a â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a different situa4-hole hitter, 5-hole hitter tion for him,â&#x20AC;? Ventura every day in the lineup said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take is a big responsibility. I some time for him to donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like the responget comfortable doing sibility is any less than that, but there is some that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just different. enjoyment in doing it. I Some of the stuff is more did it my last year, and I unseen, stuff that hapenjoyed it.â&#x20AC;? pens in back rooms, and Konerko said he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that could help affect the gotten much of a feel game at night.â&#x20AC;? CONTINUED FROM B1

CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The smattering of applause in pregame warm-ups turned into full-blown cheers when Teuvo Teravainen stepped on the ice for his first shift in the NHL. The flashy Finnish center made his highly anticipated debut during the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4-2 victory over the Stars on Tuesday night at the United Center. The crowd of 21,493 had plenty of oohs and aahs for Teravainen, while scrutinizing every stride the 19-year-old took. While the future â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and some of the present â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was on display, the Hawks still had some business to do, as they continue their battle for playoff positioning in the Central Division. Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith each had a goal and an assist, Kris Versteeg and Marian Hossa scored, and Patrick Sharp added two assists, as the Hawks remained six points back of the first-place Blues in the division. Corey Crawford put together a strong effort in goal for the Hawks. Crawford made 25 saves, allowing two Ryan Garbutt scores as the Stars suffered a big blow to their postseason hopes with their fifth loss in the last seven games. Kari Lehtonen took the loss while playing on consecutive nights. The Hawks struck first in the waning moments of the opening period while on power play, as Shaw scored off a terrific individual effort, backhanding a short shot past the Dallas goalie while twirling and falling to the ice. The goal snapped the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; power play out of a funk, after the team had gone 0-for-9 the last two games with Patrick Kane sidelined with a left knee injury. Teravainen was on the ice for the goal, taking Kaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spot along the half wall on the No. 1 unit. In the second, Versteeg gave the Hawks a two-goal edge with a shot that deflected off the stick of Stars winger Antoine Roussel and eluded Lehtonen. After Garbutt cut the deficit in half, Keith made it 3-1 when his blast from just inside the blue line

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and simple game. There were some good defensive plays, but I think I need to be better in the offense too. Maybe next game I can have offense more.â&#x20AC;? He impressed Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked him,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His awareness around the rink, both sides of the puck [and] in the faceoff circle were very strong. I thought he did a nice job. Good start.â&#x20AC;? Before the game, Quenneville said Teravainen was just another piece in the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; puzzle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to put the weight of the world on his shoulders knowing heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a young kid,â&#x20AC;? Quenneville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go out and play and, at the same time, watch what he can do, and hopefully we can get him to improve his game and be a complement to our team game.â&#x20AC;?

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LEGAL NOTICE FOR FORECLOSURE SALE PUBLIC AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 - 1:30 P.M. 808 WEST 10TH STREET, STERLING, IL 61081

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At the premises I, Lyle Dirks, having been designated by the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois in the case entitled Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B., Plaintiff v. Brandon J. Falwell and Shantel K. Falwell, Defendants, case No. 2013 CH 164 ST as sale officer, to conduct the sale, will sell the following described property at public auction to the highest qualified bidder. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The West Half of Lot Five in Block Twenty-five of Martin Estate Subdivision in the Northwest Quarter of Section Twenty-One, Township Twenty-One North, Range Seven, East of the 4th P.M., situated in the County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, commonly known as 808 West 10th Street, Sterling, IL 61081. DESCRIPTION: 3 bedroom ranch home, 1 bath, central air, 2 car detached garage with approximately 1256 square feet of living area. INSPECTION: Contact Melissa Majewski at Sterling Federal Bank, phone 815-622-3369 to determine if property is available for inspection. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down day of sale, balance upon delivery of deed and possession. All funds shall be CASH, BANK DRAFT, or CERTIFIED CHECK. Sale is subject to taxes for 2013 and all subsequent years. TAXES WILL NOT BE PRORATED. A contract embodying the terms of this notice and such additional terms as deemed appropriate, will be signed by the sale officer on behalf of the court and by the buyer at the time of the sale. Any sale is subject to court approval. Any specific restrictions on property or title will be announced day of sale. Announcements day of sale take precedence over any printed material. ATTORNEYS: WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Auctioneer: Lyle Dirks IL 440000128, Sterling, Illinois PH. 815-626-3358

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Tract I - 150 Acres & Tract II â&#x20AC;&#x201C; House w/5 Acres Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 12, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00 A.M. 2600 Coleta Road â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tampico, IL. The family of Ora E. Newman of Tampico, IL, will offer the following farm ground and mini. Farmette at auction. Auction will be held at the Reagan Community Center, 202 West 2nd St, Tampico, IL. 155 Acres (M/L) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tampico Township â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sec. 22 Whiteside Co. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Farm #5300 Farm Location: Off Rt. 172 & Kimball St. road sign then west one mile on Hahnaman road to 2300E Coleta Rd. sign then south to farm (watch for signs). Auction Location: Reagan Comm. Center, Tampico, IL.

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Notice of Sale Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure Under Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 19, 2013, foreclosure sale in Whiteside County, Illinois will be on March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate, mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Commonly Known As: 605 Avenue A, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Description of improvements; SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE The Judgment amount was $76,124.50 plus court costs and interest. Sale Terms: This is an â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? sale for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cashâ&#x20AC;?. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. For information: Pignatelli & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Tel. No. 815-626-0500. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. March 12, 19, 26, 2014

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IN RE MATTER OF: Amy Lynn Anderson on behalf of Landyn Gerald Anderson CHANGE OF NAME TO: LANDYN GERALD KEENER No. 2014 MR23 NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO: Anthony Marshall Vannoy Notice is given you, the public, that on May 9, 2014, Landyn Gerald Anderson, a minor, by Amy Lynn Anderson, his/her biological mother and next friend, will request that this Court change his/her present name of Landyn Gerald Anderson to the name of Landyn Gerald Keener. The hearing will take place at 309 S. Galena Avenue in Dixon, Illinois. Landyn Gerald Anderson, a minor, by, Amy Anderson, his/her biological mother March 14, 2014 March 26, April 2, 9, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

ESTATE OF HENRY W. GRAY, Deceased. NO: 14 P 24 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is hereby given of the death of HENRY W. GRAY. Letters of Office were issued on the 19th day of February, 2014 to GERALD GRAY and ANNETTE ELLIS, as Independent Administrators and whose attorneys are PIGNATELLI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071.

Community State Bank of Rock Falls, Plaintiff v. Richard J. McQuoid, Mary M. McQuoid., Non-record Claimants and Unknown Others, Defendants No. 2013 CH 81st NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on August 1, 2013, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Louis F. Pignatelli, Pignatelli & Associates P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815)-626-0500. (B) the common address of the real estate is 605 Avenue A, Rock Falls, Il 61071. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot Three in Block eleven of Arey's Addition to the City of Rock Falls, in Whiteside County, Illinois. P.I.N. 11-27-307-003. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residential dwelling. (E) The property will NOT be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale area is as follows: Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within 7 days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK IN ROCK FALLS, PLAINTIFF By Pignatelli & Associates P.C., Lindsey Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 March 12, 19, 26, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Community State Bank of Rock Falls, v. Plaintiff Larry D. Shipman, Jr., Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp., Non-record Claimants and Unknown Others, Defendants No. 2013 CH 82st NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on August 1, 2013, and Amended Order for Entry of Default Judgment filed January 6, 2014 the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Louis F. Pignatelli, Pignatelli & Associates P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815)-626-0500. (B) the common address of the real estate is 309 E. 9th Street, Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 13 of the Resubdivision of Lot Q of Chamberlin Brothers Subdivision of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 21 North, Range 7 east of the 4th P.M., in the Whiteside County, Illinois. P.I.N. 11-27-355-024 (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residential dwelling. (E) The property will NOT be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale area is as follows: Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within 7 days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK IN ROCK FALLS, PLAINTIFF By Pignatelli & Associates P.C., Lindsey Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 March 12, 19, 26, 2014

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. #2011-00123

Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, or with the Personal Representative, or both, within six (6) months from the date of publication of this notice or three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of this notice, whichever is later, to Claimants 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 17th day of March, 2014 GERALD GRAY and ANNETTE ELLIS, Personal Representatives Louis F. Pignatelli PIGNATELLI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for the Estate 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 Telephone: (815) 626-0500 Telefacsimile: (815) 626-0526 March 26, April 2, 9, 2014

A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of Lee County, Illinois as Case No. 14-TX-36. The property is Located At: 812 W. Third St., Dixon. Legal Description or P.I. No.: 07-08-05178-007. Said property was sold on 11/1/2011 for delinquent taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on August 14, 2014. On 8/19/2014 at 2:30 PM the petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order for Tax Deed, should the real estate not be redeemed. Kathleen M. Hollonbeck, Petitioner March 24, 25, 26, 2014

NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of February, 2014, a Petition for Change of Name was filed in the Circuit Court of Lee County, praying for the change of my name from Clint Allen Duncan, a/k/a Clint Allen Spratt, to that of Clint Allen Duncan, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Dated, Dixon, Illinois, February, 27, 2014 CLINT ALLEN DUNCAN, a/k/a CLINT ALLEN SPRATT, Petitioner March 12, 19, 26, 2014

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"THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W14-0089 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS.

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Ernesto R. Gonzalez; Debra P. Gonzalez; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Ernesto R. Gonzalez, if any; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Debra P. Gonzalez, if any; Unknown Owners and Non Record Claimants; Defendants. 14 CH 10 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: -Ernesto R. Gonzalez that Plaintiff has commenced this case in the Circuit Court of Lee County against you and other defendants, for foreclosure of a certain Mortgage lien recorded against the premises described as follows: THE NORTH 40 FEET OF LOT 59 AND ALL OF LOT 58 IN ROCK VIEW ESTATES, LOCATED IN SECTIONS 11 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 10, 1967 IN BOOK "G" OF PLATS, PAGES 10, 11 AND 12 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 356890. SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE, STATE OF ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 1632 Brandywine 61021 PIN: 16-07-11-426-004

TO: COUNTY CLERK OF LEE COUNTY; Paul P. Starnes; Amcore Bank NA n/k/a BMO Harris Bank NA; Midland States Bank; Vista Securities c/o Michael Ballinger, Registered Agent; Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. c/o Robert Alan Romanoff, Registered Agent; Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. c/o Michelle Lozins, President; Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots.

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said Mortgage was given by Ernesto R. Gonzalez and Debra P. Gonzalez, Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting soleley as a nominee for First Ohio Banc & Lending, Inc., Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lee County, Illinois, as Document No. 2010000983 Book 1003 Page 395. UNLESS YOU file your appearance or otherwise file your answer in this case in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Lee County, Lee County Courts Bldg., 309 South Gelena Avenue, Dixon IL 61021 on or before April 18, 2014, A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED FOR IN THE PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT. The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W14-0089 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com March 19, 26,April 2, 2014

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F13100575 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY- DIXON, ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Ken Burnell; City of Dixon; BMO Harris Bank, National Association f/k/a Harris , National Association, s/b/m with Amcore Bank, N.A. s/b/m to AMCORE Investment Group, N.A. as Trustee under a Trust Agreement dated the 17 day of March, 2008,known as Trust; Unknown Beneficiaries of Trust Agreement dated the 17 day of March, 2008, known as Trust Number 15960; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 91 Property Address: 407 South Dixon Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Ken Burnell and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: THE SOUTHERLY 40 FEET OF THE EAST HALF OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 51 IN THE TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DIXON, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 07-08-05-278-009 Said property is commonly known as: 407 South Dixon Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, and which said mortgage(s) was/were made by Ken Burnell and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 2007005540 book 0708 page 0628 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Lee County on or before April 25, 2014, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232

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DIXON For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2BR 2BA Upper & Lower, 1400 sq. ft., 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. 815-378-2151 For Rent Town Home On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 STORY 2 BR. 2 BA. 1400 sq. ft. 2 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care incl. $975 mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

STERLING 2BR, garage, applcs. inc. $550/mo + dep. Call 815441-4444 3BR, 2ba. For sale or lease. Call 815440-8116. Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned. Why Rent? 3 BR All Redone. Grand living room. New dishwasher and more. $725/mo. 815-878-7399

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

315

LOANS

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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 DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 Honey I Shrunk The Husband! Thurs.& Fri. 7-5, Sat. 7-12 Big Men's Paradise- Sizes 4XLT to XL Winter coats, spring jackets, vests, sweaters, sport coats (44&54L) jeans, khakis(38, 44, 48/30), casual dress and work shirts, sweats, sweatshirts; large ladies1x-3x, winter/spring coats& clothing; Men's large and med. Clothing- coats, tees, oodles of sweatshirts & hoodiesjeans,dress 31/34, 32/30, 32/32, 32/34, 33/3232/34, 33/32, 34/34, 36/32, 38/32. Ladies 9/10 &13/14 Bedding: Queen and Full; crib bumper/bedskirt (pink), Toddler girls, 24 mos.-3T, girls 5, girls toddler toys, kids costumes, picture frames, area rugs, floorlamp, table lamp, 2 sets new wheeled luggage, sm. appliances, holiday décor, and lots more misc. 2028 IL Rt. Dixon½ mile past Lost Nation CurveRight on Highway -Watch for sign

MORRISON GARAGE SALES 624 In-home Tag Sale, McKay Estate: 212 Maple Ave. Morrision, 28th & 29th. (turn at Casey's over railroad tracks). See pics,/ more at estatesales.net By Sauk Valley Estate Sales & Services

STERLING GARAGE SALES 624

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775

BIG Consignment Sale Wed. 9-6,Thurs. 96, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-4 Early Sales Starting Tuesday 12 PM Bizarre Americana 609 W. Third St. By Steel Worker's Credit Union bottom Ave. G Bridge Like new 10” Memory foam queen bed $390. Bedstwin $80, full $90, queen $170 , king $190. Full sz. sofa sleepers $80, double reclining love seat, elec. & gas dryer $120, elec. stove, queen headboard $80 ea, twin headboards $40/ea. Recliner $50, elec., small desk, dressers, love seat, coffee table, micro. Stand, elec. lift chair $140, oak upright chest, refrigerator, sofa, matching sofa & loveseat $140, gun rack, dbl. Reclining sofa, 8” futon mattress, table & chairs, TV stand, new queen/king box springs, end tables, office chair, new love seat. Much more! Delivery available. 815718-4385.

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

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Mother of the Bride 2 piece long dress. Gold. Size 6. $25. 815-625-7324 Mother of the Bride long dress w/jacket. Silver. sz. 6. $25. 815-625-7324

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

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4 new wrought iron wood counter stools. $175 815499-5623 Antique Chair, green plaid w/fish marking $52 815288-7882 Burlington honey pine trestle dining table 2 leaves, 6 chairs, buffet and hutch. $900 815625-7618 Ethan Allen maple Heirloom dining table & 4 Duxbury chairs, nutmeg finish. $500. Call 630926-1350. Kitchen wrought iron/ wood oval table (48x64 w/ leaf) 4 chairs. 2 stools, bakers rack. $450 815-499-5623 Light beige couch, good con. $100. Call 815441-0241 Marshfield Love Seat, light color Beige good condition. $150. 815288-3956 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477.

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Like new hospital chair! $650 obo 815-973-6922

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Zum Stage One pedal steel, 3 pedal, 4 lever, E 9th, Emmons set up. $800. Call 815622-8913

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917

STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 Sat. 3/29 10-2, 3111 E. 18th St. Sterling Ad Online

SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307

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Jacuzzi pool sand filter & Dyno pool pump and vacuum hose, 2yrs old. 815-562-2458

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Gym Quality custom built weight rack. Hi-lo cable, leg ext./leg curl bench, incline decline bench, prcher curl, many extras. New $1500. Sell for $350 obo 2885872

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.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1986 Moped runs great! $400, 5x8 tilt trailer w/title $200, propane space heater w/tank $100 815-994-3339 2000 oak kitchen cabinets Carpet 69¢sq/ft Builder Discount 626-4561 Complete twin bed, $100. Call 815-718-4385. Corn fed beef. Buy ¼ or ½. Dave Stuart, 815-7724759. Cream recliner good condition, $50 815-973-9050 Invacare Storm Series Powerchair, many extras, only driven 20-30 mi., 815-499-1513 Kitchen cabinets $50 takes all. Call 779-200-7724 Knight replica suit of armor statue, 65” tall. $100. 815716-6574. Over 20 years collections of hard cover Taste Of Home cookbooks, Better Homes and Garden and Betty Crocker. Reasonable offers accepted. 815-380-2102 Patient Lift: 425 lb. Capacity overhead lift on track. Includes 2 patient slings, 2 lengths of track, and two new battery packs. $1,800. 815-6251666 Piano and bench good condition. $75. 815-441-0241 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS Twin, full, queen, king beds. Dryer, sofa, 8” Futon mattress, elec. stove, elec. lift chair, dresser, refrig., rec. loveseat. 718-4385

FARM SERVICES

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Will recycle concrete or asphalt at your location. 815631-7070.

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1999 Nissan Maxima, Manual Trans., sliding sun roof, 156k. $1600 815-973-0093 creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.


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Screen Printing Business for Sale Monogram Shoppe 815-499-1031

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CNAs Wanted Experience required. Must be caring, compassionate and dependable. Need excellent staff for all shifts. Please apply in person Mon-Fri. We will interview you when you apply. Green Acres Healthcare & Rehabilitation 15 W Wasson Rd. Amboy, Il. Need a caring, compassionate RN with long-term care experience. Full-time day position available, Part Time days and evenings. Stop in for an interview with Sherry or you may e-mail resume to don@ greenacreshc.com

Parkway Center is seeking a part time CNA to work 3rd shift. Applications can picked up at 1801 Ave. G Sterling.

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Agent looking for talent, models, actresses, catalogs, magazines. LombardChicago 630-814-9999. I will clean empty houses & apts. Landlords: Call Linda 779-245-2579

Avonlea Cottage of Sterling

Local Business Directory

Phone Numbers, Addresses, Maps and Driving Directions to any Local Business!

www.saukvalley.com THE CITY OF STERLING, IL Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will be accepting applications for FIREFIGHTER for the Sterling Fire Department. Applications

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Accounting & Fulfillment Analyst: Responsible for day to day accounting functions of fulfillment department. Prepare monthly detailed profitability reports by inventory program. Analyze inventory valuation reports, inventory variances and paid commission reports. Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 5+ years of experience. Distribution experience, cost background a plus. Halo offers a generous insurance and time of benefits in a casual environment. View complete job descriptions/requirements and submit resume/cover letter or apply online at: www.halo.com/careers. HALO is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D) DRIVER North Oil Co. in Dixon looking for part-time Spring help. CDL required. Apply at: 1435 Franklin Grove Road in Dixon.

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Farm Equipment Operator Full time position operating 4 wheel drive and tracked farm tractors and semis. Class A CDL required. Maintenance work in the off season. M & R Farms, 815288-3136. Flatbed Drivers Starting Mileage Pay up to .41cpm. Health Ins. 401K, $59 daily Per Diem pay. Home Weekends. 800-648-9915 or www.boydandsons.com

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Full time Delivery/Warehouse Position available. Must be neat, organized, enjoy working with people and have a good driving record. This position involves delivery of furniture and/or appliances and electronics; therefore, heavy lifting may be required. Benefits package included.

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Moring Disposal is currently accepting applications for an experienced diesel mechanic. Applicants must be skilled at truck and trailer maintenance and repair. This is a full time opportunity. Starting pay will be commensurate with experience. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? CDL or the ability to obtain one within (3) months of starting employment. Our excellent company benefit package includes health, dental, vision, life and 401-K as well as safety wear, work shoes, uniforms and performance bonuses. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 2110 McNeil Rd, Rock Falls, IL.

NOW HIRING DRIVERS Local 60 hour/ 7day company. Hourly pay, OT. Home nights. Health, 401K, paid vacation. Clean record a must. Hazmat a plus! Serious inquiries only. Schoff Farm Service, Inc. 815-379-2777

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Experienced Welders Needed If you have a great attitude and are highly motivated, then career opportunities are waiting for you here at JT Cullen! We are a 120,000 sq. ft. state of the art custom fabrication and machining facility and are looking for individuals with experience in fabrication layout, fit-up, and welding. We have immediate openings for qualified individuals. Please apply if you are proficient in mig welding, reading blue prints, and have the ability and maturity to perform in a dynamic work environment. Position has competitive pay commensurate with experience and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, bonuses, vacation, and 401(k). Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. EOE. Apply in person Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm or resumes can be mailed to JT Cullen, 901 31st Avenue, Fulton, IL 61252.

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Gas powered ride on cart/wgn, elec start Suzuki FA50 moped/scooter, no title, runs good Sale Order - 8:30 am - Rack items. A second ring 2 newer 4 whl gas golf carts, run great at 8:45 am with miscellaneous items on ground. A 3pt landscape rake * 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gill pulverizer third ring with machinery at 9:00 am. If necessary a Techny Arbovitae * Norway & Colorado Blue Spruce fourth ring & fifth will be added. Tractors will be mixed Vehicles - Trailers throughout the machinery. The lawn & garden will be `77 Ford F150 4x4 * `78 Ford F250 w/snow plow sold at approx 12:00 noon and vehicles will be sold at `96 Dodge Ram Xcab 4x4, 360 eng, auto w/ approx 2:00 pm. 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Location - Farm of Mrs. Sherwood Shank & Family * 815-225-7730 (sale site during business hours)

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Auctioneers: Polo, IL Lenny Bryson (IL#440000158) 815-946-4120 Mark Ebert (IL#440000341) * Todd Willis (IL#441000745) * Brian Bradley Cal Kaufman (IL# 440000363) * Rick Rediger (#IL440000576) * Curt Overcash Roger Kaufman * Creighton Barker

Clerks: Public Auction Service Lyle & Sheryl Hopkins (IL#440000185) 815-946-2660 or 800-848-9519

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