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Owner will not be charged State’s attorney: No provision in state law fits attack on Ashton woman BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ 800-798-4085, ext. 5535

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ABOVE: Cheers, Silly String, beach balls and a few mortarboards went up the air Sunday afternoon after the graduation ceremony of Dixon High School’s Class of 2014 in Lancaster Gym. BELOW: Dixon Senior Class President Alexis Plumb speaks Sunday before the packed house at Lancaster Gym.

Graduates reminded to live in the moment BY PAM EGGEMEIER 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

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DIXON – Overcast skies and the threat of rain brought the Dixon High School graduation ceremony indoors, but those in attendance Sunday exited the steamy gymnasium to bright sunshine. A good omen, perhaps, for the 157 seniors in the Class of 2014. Amid all the emotions of the day, the graduates were reminded to push aside the sadness of closing one chapter in their lives and the fears of beginning a new one. “The reason we’re here today is to celebrate and reminisce upon all of the memories from these years and those who helped us get here,” valedictorian Paige Himes said.

Check out the selfie snapped by Ellen DeGeneres ... er ... School Board President Pam Tourtillott, as well as more pictures from the high school graduation ceremony, on A5. Himes, who will move on to the University of Illinois in Urbana, to major in Spanish and English, took her classmates back in time. “When we were underclassmen, we looked up to the seniors,” Himes said. “We couldn’t figure out how they achieved the greatness we saw. It finally occurred to me that it came from all of their experiences at Dixon High School.” SAVOR CONTINUED ON A5

OREGON – The owner of three pit bulls that attacked and seriously injured 63-year-old Aneda Ebert will not face criminal charges, Ogle County State’s Attorney Mike Rock said in a news release. “After reviewing the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department investigative reports and potential criminal statutes, it has been determined that prosecution is not viable,” Rock said in the Aneda release, sent late Ebert Friday afternoon. Ebert w a s Victim of attack attacked April 21 has started to do while jogging near some walking, her rural Ashton but won’t be biking or runhome. Her hus- ning for a while band, Larry, was riding his bike and happened upon the scene. He drove off the dogs, which had Aneda pinned down in a ditch, and called 911, likely saving his wife’s life. She had severe injuries to her neck, shoulder, arms and leg, spent 4 days in the hospital and underwent surgery to repair her wounds. ATTACK CONTINUED ON A2


Running on pure patriotism Fundraising cross-country tractor-trekker stops in Dixon BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ 800-798-4085, ext. 5535

DIXON – Maybe staring at the horizon for days and weeks on end stains your eyes the color of the sky. That might explain the blazing blue gaze of crosscountry tractor-trekker C. Ivan Stoltzfus, who’s rumbling through the region on “Johnabilt,” his 1948 John Deere Model A, at a less-thanblazing 15 mph. (For example, it took him 2 hours to make the trip from Ohio (the village) to Dixon.) That’s OK. The retired farmer, who calls eastern Pennsylvania home, doesn’t


To help Ivan Stoltzfus’ next stops will be in the Quad Cities, in Moline and Davenport. You can follow his progress, and donate, at or by searching for Across America for Wounded Heroes on Facebook. really feel the need to run like a Deere. Instead, he’s on a 3,000-mile, 8 miles to the gallon odyssey from Manasquan, New Jersey, to Crescent City, California, raising money along the way for the Wounded Warrior Project, through his effort,



Across America for Wounded Heroes. His fuel of choice appears to be pure patriotism. Stoltzfus never joined the military, he said, but this journey of his is fulfilling a deep and abiding need to give back to his country, and to the men and women committed to keeping it free – “the many heroes of the USA – hurting men and women who sacrificed of themselves for our nation’s freedom,” he says on his website. This past weekend, Dixon VFW Post 540 and First Baptist Church in Dixon got in on his action.

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Ivan Stoltzfus talks about his cross-country trip Saturday afternoon at a stop at the Dixon VFW. Stoltzfus is driving a 1948 John Deere Model A from New Jersey to California in hopes of raising $1 million for the Wounded Warrior Project. “I was never in the military,” Stoltzfus said. “But I wanted to help.” OPINION .............. A6 POLICE ................ A2 SPORTS ...............B1

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ABOVE: Ivan Stoltzfus (right) has his photo taken with Terry and Kim Devine, parents of Marine Lance Cpl. Adam Devine, who lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Adam recently had another surgery, so he couldn’t make it home this weekend as planned, but soon he will be home for a month, his family said. BELOW: The Devine family thanked Ivan Stoltzfus with a coin that commemorates Adam’s service.

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to represent. So was another local hero, Army Spc. Michael Shoemaker Jr., 26, of Eldena, who was injured in an ammunition explosion in March 2011, also while serving in Afghanistan. The next day, Stoltzfus spoke at First Baptist’s Sunday services. Then the church held a car show and a mini parade. Proceeds from both days’ events went to the cause. So far, he’s hit “the high 50s� when it comes to donations, Stoltzfus said.


About 150 people attended a cookout and meet-and-greet with Stoltzfus at the post on Saturday, Cmdr. Tom Bushman said. Exelon donated the food, and ripped off a $1,000 check for Ivan’s efforts, he said. The post also held a beanbag tourney, a 50/50 raffle, and donated some of the day’s bar tips. There was one minor hiccup: Marine Lance Cpl. Adam Devine, 24,

of Dixon, who lost both legs above the knees in an improvised explosive device in Afghani-

stan, couldn’t make it – he’s recovering from yet another surgery – but his family was there

Victim: ‘I’m trying my best to carry on’ ATTACK

internal stuff.� Aneda said the muscle is torn from the bone and skin is torn from the muscle. While it’s nice to start walking again, it’s frustrating how painful any movement can be. “I just don’t have that spring in my step,� Aneda said. “It still hurts too much to run, and I haven’t even tried the bike yet. I’m trying my best to carry on, but it’s painful.� While the decision not to prosecute didn’t come as a surprise, it was still disappointing, Aneda said. “I wasn’t surprised, because of the Illinois statutes, but with the severity of the attack, it just seems that something should have happened,� Aneda said.

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The dogs were impounded by Ogle County Animal Control officers shortly after the attack and later euthanized with the consent of the owner, who has not been publicly identified. At the time, Tom Champley, Ogle’s animal control administrator, said the county can cite an owner of dogs running loose dogs, but “there’s not a fine if a dog bites.� Vanessa Scott, Whiteside County’s animal control warden, said authorities can charge owners of attacking dogs when there is evidence the owners knew their

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Tax question looms over governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race Quinn heads into campaign without plan he says is necessary to avoid budget cuts SPRINGFIELD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The end of Illinois lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spring session leaves Gov. Pat Quinn pursuing re-election in a position he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seeking: Without the money he says is necessary to avoid deep budget cuts, teacher layoffs and higher property taxes, but not having to sign off on an income tax increase before the November vote. The situation, with Democrats likely to seek new revenues after the election, sets up a summer of tough campaigning between Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner in a race that is expected to be one of the most expensive and competitive nationwide. Quinn has openly advocated for an extension of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 temporary tax hike, which cost a typical taxpayer more than $1,000 this year. But with the election and voters in mind, fellow Democrats adjourned with an alternative budget after coming up well short of the votes needed to back

a tax increase, despite the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal appeals to them. On one hand, Quinn can claim he has been upfront with voters, laying out the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dire financial situation, even if it meant embracing a politically unpopular idea, while Rauner has remained mum about details of what he wants to do if the tax rolls back in January and leaves a roughly $1.8 billion revenue hole. On the other hand, Quinn faces voters who know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely to quickly push for the tax hike after the vote. And he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to sway his own party on his agenda, showing a lack of Democratic unity behind him and the persistent challenge he has in influencing lawmakers in Springfield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did put himself out on a limb, politically,â&#x20AC;? said Christopher Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now he basically gets


Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner greets the crowd before a Feb. 4 debate in Naperville. Gov. Pat Quinn heads into a tough summer of re-election campaigning against Rauner without the spending plan he says is necessary to avoid massive budget cuts, teacher layoffs and higher property taxes. However, political experts disagree on if the â&#x20AC;&#x153;incomplete budgetâ&#x20AC;? makes him vulnerable in the race with Rauner. the blame and none of the benefit.â&#x20AC;? House Speaker Michael Madigan acknowledged last week as lawmakers debated a budget, that Democrats did not give Quinn what he wanted in the midst of a steep re-election challenge. But he suggested the tax question will define the election campaign in the months ahead, with Quinn in favor and

Rauner against. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My expectation is, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a clear line of division going into the election,â&#x20AC;? Madigan told reporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People can make their choice.â&#x20AC;? Rauner and other Republicans have vowed to fight any tax increase. The Winnetka venture capitalist has accused Quinn of â&#x20AC;&#x153;playing political gamesâ&#x20AC;? on the tax and released robocalls in

Democratic lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; districts pushing opposition to the tax extension. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This phony budget is an unsurprising, yet tragic, conclusion to 5 years of failure under Pat Quinn,â&#x20AC;? Rauner said in a statement. But he has yet to release details of his own spending plan, saying only that it is coming â&#x20AC;&#x153;soon.â&#x20AC;? The Quinn campaign has seized on that, counting up the number of days Rauner has gone without releasing a budget, starting from the time he announced an exploratory committee last year. A recent Quinn video ad pokes fun at the idea, saying, in that same amount of time, humans could travel to Mars and back. Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office has defended his push for the extension as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;honest choice.â&#x20AC;? His aides note how he met with lawmakers numerous times on the issue, and Madigan called a special meeting of the House Democratic caucus so Quinn could make his best case. Ultimately, fewer than half of the Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 71 Democrats supported the measure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make decisions on the basis of how

it impacts him politically,â&#x20AC;? Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said of the governor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wanted to do the right thing, regardless of the political [impact].â&#x20AC;? Quinn will go before voters having accomplished few priority items outlined in a budget speech earlier this year: Despite Democratic supermajorities in both chambers, the Legislature didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t approve Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea to offer all Illinois homeowners a $500 property tax refund, or reduce a filing fee for a limited liability corporation from $500 to $39. Nor has it yet increased the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minimum wage, a big priority for Quinn and state Democrats in parallel with a national push by the party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The governor has not been able to get everyone on the same page,â&#x20AC;? said Jonathan Jackson at Southern Illinois Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once again, the Democrats have failed to get done what all three of their major leaders contend is a matter of very high party and governmental importance.â&#x20AC;?



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AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Amboy Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam in which the caller attempts to solicit money for the Amboy Fire Department. Amboy Fire Chief Jeff

Bryant contacted police after getting a report from a resident, Sgt. Jeff Blake said. The resident said a caller told her he was collecting funds for the Amboy Fire Department to buy new gear and equipment. She asked him to send her some information,

and was told sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be getting a donation package. Officers discovered that many complaints have been made against the number that popped up on her caller ID. It appears to be connected to a switching location, which makes it difficult to identify the caller, Blake

said in a news release. The Amboy Fire Department does not and never will ask for donations over the phone, Bryant said. When in doubt, call Blake at 815-857-3400 or Bryant at 815-857-2325 before donating any money, they advise.


Gift basket drawing open for blood donors Thursday STAFF REPORT 800-798-4085, ext. 5501

STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donors and those who attempt to donate blood Thursday at CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, will be entered into a drawing for one

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parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permission slip. They must weigh at least 110 pounds, cannot have donated blood in the past 56 days, and should feel well and healthy. Potential donors should have a list of prescription and over-the-coun-

ter medications they are using, and are encouraged to eat a good meal before trying to donate. All donors must provide a photo ID. Call 815-625-0400, ext. 5716 or 4501, for an appointment, but walkins are welcome.

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Chevrolet, 1824 Locust St. The drawing is part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going the Extra Mileâ&#x20AC;? giveaway contest. Students from both schools were able to enter, and were eligible based upon

criteria from each school. Each school has 10 students who qualified for the drawing. One student from each school will be given an iPad.

IN BRIEF Local groups, Bivins set to help recycle DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; State Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, and local charities and businesses will work together in a recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Secure Recycling Services, 629 Palmyra Road. Recyclers will accept electronics, and charities and businesses will accept gently used items. Participants include Kreider Services, Rock River Red Cross Lee County Chapter and the Leydig Center. Items that will be accepted are electronics, including working TVs, nonperishable food, unused toiletries, gently used blankets and household items, including hardware. Unacceptable items include microwaves, bare

Local students in drawing for car STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Twenty students from Sterling and Rock Falls high schools are eligible to win a new Chevrolet Sonic in a drawing at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sterling


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possibly with a Michigan license plate. All appear to be in their 20s. The man said to be holding the black revolver is 5-foot7 to 6 feet tall, about 160 pounds with long dreadlocks; he was wearing a white T-shirt. The second man is 5-8 to 6 feet tall and at least 300 pounds; he was wearing a black T-shirt, gray cargo shorts and red and black shoes. The third man was 5-3 to 5-6 inches tall and about 190 pounds; he had short dreadlocks and was wearing blue Nikes, the release said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rock Falls Police Department at tips@ or 815-622-1140; or the anonymous reward hotline Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.


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ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police are looking for three men who robbed a woman and a man at gunpoint in the 200 block of Dixon Avenue around 8:43 p.m. Friday, Rock Falls police said in a news release sent Saturday. The department said no more information was available Sunday, but that more could be available today. According to the release: The woman told police three black men, one displaying what is believed to be a revolver, approached them and took their money and cellphones. The men got into a newermodel silver vehicle, possibly a Toyota, and

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OBITUARIES Rosemary Patterson STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rosemary Patterson, 80, of Sterling, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on Jan. 22, 1934, in Chaonnia, Missouri, the daughter of Henry Fredrick and Clara Bell (White) Mabrey. She married James H. Linton Jr. on Aug. 11, 1950, in Rock Falls. He died on Jan. 24, 1970. She married Robert Patterson on Aug. 13, 1972, in Sterling. He died on Nov. 10, 1986. Rosemary was a waitress for 28 years at the former Country Kitchen Restaurant in Sterling. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing crafts, reading, playing cards, cooking and baking. Surviving are daugh-

ters, Debbie (Randy) Conkling of Rock Falls and Sherry (Richard) Wells of Sterling; her sister, Marge (Walter) Arthurs of Sterling; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Janet Mabrey and Helen Henson; two brothers, Donald and Carol Mabrey; her daughter, Diane Martin; her grandson, Derik Garza, and her great-granddaughter, Jade Garza. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The Rev. Dalmus Meeks will officiate. Private burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

Jimmy H. Adams DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jimmy H. Adams, 69, of Dixon, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan. 10, 1945, in Van, Kentucky, he was a son of Ruby Davis. He married Gladys Maggard on Oct. 31, 1966, in Chicago. Jimmy worked for Plews-Edelmann in Dixon for 33 years, retiring in 2005. He was an avid bowler and golfer and enjoyed Kentucky basketball. He loved to share â&#x20AC;&#x153;storiesâ&#x20AC;? with his family and adored his grandchildren and his faithful and loyal â&#x20AC;&#x153;grand dogsâ&#x20AC;?. Jimmy was simply a friend to everyone he met. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Gladys of Dixon; his children, Darlene (Mike) Warmouth of Colorado Springs,

Colorado, Barb (Ron) Johnson of The Villages, Florida, and Lisa (Pat) Willett of South Beloit; a brother, Danny Frazier of Sterling; a sister, Cindy Johnson of London, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Josh, Kelli, Sarah and Sophie; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering and celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. June 14 at Loveland Community House in Dixon. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Rock River Valley or Vitas Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to the McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls. Visit to send condolences.

Sue L. Hippert FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Susie Lucille Hippert, 92, of Franklin Grove, passed away Friday, May, 30, 2014, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center. Sue was born May 24, 1922, in Galva, the youngest daughter of Frank James and Elizabeth Annamarie (Andres) Hampton. She married Philip Eugene Hippert of Kewanee on Dec. 18, 1942, in Kahoka, Missouri. Sue and Phil traveled the U.S. prior to his deployment to the European Theater during WWII. Stays included Hershey, Pennsylvania and San Antonio, Texas. Sue and Phil moved from Kewanee to the Dixon area in 1949, settling just north of the Green River Ordnance Plant. Sue worked for The House and Town Dress Shop, Klineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department store, and cooked for the VFW Post 540, all in Dixon. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia S. Sondgeroth of Franklin Grove; grandchildren, Michael J. (Karen M.) Sondgeroth of Franklin Grove, and Lisa J. (Ryan Pettenger) Dege-

lau of Ashton; greatgrandchildren, Madison L. Degelau of Ashton, Katherine M. and Natalie H. Sondgeroth of Franklin Grove; nieces, Pam (Edward) Cover of Amboy, Virginia (Jim) Mays of Sterling, Bunny (Willie) Sifuentes of Sterling, Mardelle (Gene) Rick of Barron, Wisconsin, and Maggie (Rick) Godman of Dixon; nephews, Keith (Helen) Nelson of Galva, John (Kathleen) Hippert of Tustin, California, and Greg (Dee) Unger of Dixon. She was preceded in death by her husband in February 1989; her parents; her sisters, Margaret Helen Dodd and Marjorie Elizabeth Pickens; nephews, Terry Dodd and Michael Hippert; and a niece, Diane Unger. Graveside service and burial of cremains will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, with Deacon Sam Berard officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the VFW Post 540 Ladies Auxiliary. Arrangements have been completed by Jones Funeral Home, Dixon. Send online condolences to

Duane C. Shank CHADWICK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Duane C. Shank, 73, of Chadwick, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling Duane was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Freeport, the son of Eldon and Lois (Graybill) Shank. He worked as an over the road truck driver for 30 years. Duane married Judy Lendman on Feb. 8, 1964, in Sterling. She preceded him in death on March 26, 1995. He enjoyed refurbishing and reselling old pedal tractors, making tractor lamps, putting together puzzles, and going to farm toy shows. Duane loved watching NASCAR and Indy car races, and was a fan of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Veren of Melbourne, Iowa, and Julie (Doug) Chaloupek of Marshalltown,

Iowa; one son, Jim (Geri) Shank of Northport, Alabama; one sister, Edith (Richard) Martin of Fulton, Texas; two brothers, Carl (Pam) Shank of Sterling, and David (Rhonda) Shank of South Haven, Michigan; and three granddaughters, Taia Veren, Clare Veren, and Harper Chaloupek. He also was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Vic Veren. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10 a.m., and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville, 520 Holcomb Ave. Inurnment will take place at Science Ridge Cemetery in Sterling. Memorials may be made to the Chadwick Fire Protection District. Visit to send condolences.

Nancy G. Rugh DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Dixon for Nancy G. Rugh, 83, of Dixon, who died Feb. 27, 2014, in Punta Gorda, Florida. The Rev. David Spaulding, pastor, will officiate.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements were completed by PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon; visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

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Dewitt K. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Spudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Beswick MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dewitt K. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spudâ&#x20AC;? Beswick. 97, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Four Seasons Living Center in Morrison. Spud was a lifelong farmer and part-time truck driver. He was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Mount Pleasant Township, the son of Clarence W. and Maggie (Kennedy) Beswick. Spud was educated in the James one-room school in Whiteside County, where he graduated from the eighth grade. He then went to work for his father on the family farm. Spud married Violetta May Humphrey on Sept. 3, 1938, in Sterling. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1981. He and Vi worked on the family farm at Lyndon and Malvern roads until her death. He married Elizabeth A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bettyâ&#x20AC;? (Jones) Dykema on June 26, 1982, in Morrison. She died April 26, 2012. Spud was a civicminded individual, who believed in being part of the solutions to the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems. He served as Clyde Township clerk, was a Hiddleson School board member, a Farmers Elevator and Supply Company board member, and director of the Heaton Cemetery Association. Spud also was a charter member of the Whiteside County Livestock Feeders Association, and a member and officer of the Morrison Millstreamers Square Dance Club, and a member of Morrison United Methodist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Karen Howe of Arlington Heights, and Jane Wilson of Montego Bay, Jamaica; two sons, Ken (Gayle) Beswick of Erie, and Don (Peggy) Beswick of Morrison; two stepdaughters, Mary (John) Alumbaugh of Mahomet, and Judy (Jim) Jenkins of Bath, New York; two stepsons, Bill (Barb) Dykema of Mechanicsville, Virginia, and Doug (Denise) Dykema of Morrison; 11 grandchil-

dren, Rick (Paula) Beswick, Mitch (Susan) Beswick, Diane (Jeff) Vail, Lori (Kevin) Clark, Matt (Jess) Howe, Sarah Howe, Donovan (Lindy) Beswick, Rob (Pam) McEvoy, Jeremy (Paul Lash) McEvoy, Melissa Wilson, and Megan Wilson; 19 great-grandchildren, Brianna and Spencer Beswick, Sydney (Colton) Crayne, Haley (James) DeBaker, Christian and Caleb Vail, Jackson, James and Jayson Clark, Alexandra and Rebecca Howe, Bennett and Violet Beswick, Ashleigh and Adrianna McEvoy, Greg and Mariah Blasdell, Montana Hernandez, and Jeryn McEvoy; a great-greatgrandchild, Violet DeBaker; nine step-grandchildren, Matt (Anna) Dykema, Carley Dykema, Jeremy (Tami) Alumbaugh, Aaron (Kim) Alumbaugh, Zack (Kelly) Alumbaugh, Josh (Dana) Dykema, Macie (Blair) Russell, Amber (Joe) Sheflin, and Laura (Andy) Guiliatta; five step-great-grandchildren, Ava Lou and Gracie Dykema, Sidney and Landon Alumbaugh, and Brianna Sheflin. In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Percival Wilson; step-granddaughter, Nicole Dykema; two sisters, Adelle Berge and Phyllis Forth; and three brothers, Howard Beswick, Thomas Beswick, and one in infancy. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Morrison Chapel at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morrison United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Polly Klimson, pastor of Fenton United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials are established for Morrison Community Hospital and Morrison United Methodist Church. To send online condolences, visit

Glenn A. Goss STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Glenn A. Goss, 44, of Sterling, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Hospital in Chicago. Glenn was born on May 19, 1970, in Sterling to Harold A. and Eileen H. (Barry) Goss. He worked at Inco Manufacturing for many years. Survivors include one son, Max Goss of Sterling; one brother, Gary Goss of Sterling; and his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Tina Skinner.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thomas Goss. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10 a.m. and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Abiding Word Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Scott Porter officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. McDonald Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

John â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lewis Schuler DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? Lewis Schuler, 84, of Dixon, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Heritage Square in Dixon. Arrangements are being completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

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CLINTON, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Audrey I. Green, 88, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Morrison, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Eagle Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison handled arrangements.

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Alexis Plumb, senior class president, also turned back the clock, this time to their eighth grade commencement. She also told the class to live in the moment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; advice she said would serve them well throughout their lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Four years ago, we were in this exact place,â&#x20AC;? Plumb said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were excited and scared to move to high school. We are always so anxious for what the future holds, but we should savor each moment. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sprinted through moments when we should have jogged.â&#x20AC;? Whether they be small moments or lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s milestones, they should be enjoyed to their fullest, Plumb said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ask you to look at the class in its entirety today,â&#x20AC;? Plumb said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take the time to take pictures for your family, thank mom for being your personal alarm clock. These moments will mean so much to them for the rest of their lives.â&#x20AC;? Salutatorian Annalise Ankney also paid tribute to the people who played key roles in getting the graduates to this special day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without our parents, teachers, friends and family, we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be here,â&#x20AC;? Ankney said. Ankney asked the graduates to take personal responsibility for their successes and failures, which includes who they allow to influence their lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surround yourself with positive people,â&#x20AC;? Ankney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life is too short to spend around people who bring you down. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to you to surround yourself with those people who will be there in good and bad times.â&#x20AC;? Pam Tourtillott, Dixon School Board president, surprised the graduates with an idea for closing the gap between the generations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she put her address

SAN ANTONIO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Brady Bunch,â&#x20AC;? died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She Ann B. was 88. Davis B e x a r C o u n t y , Texas, medical examinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investigator Sara Horne said Davis died Sunday morning at University Hospital. Horne said no cause of death was available, and that an autopsy was planned today. Bill Frey, a retired bishop and a longtime friend of Davis, said she suffered a fall Saturday at her San Antonio home and never recovered. Frey said Davis had lived with him and his wife, Barbara, since 1976. More than a decade before scoring as the Bradysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; loyal Alice, Davis was the razor-tongued secretary on another stalwart TV sitcom, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bob Cummings Show,â&#x20AC;? which brought her two Emmys. Over the years, she also appeared on Broadway and in occasional movies. Davis considered her ordinary look an asset. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know at least a couple hundred glamour gals who are starving in this town,â&#x20AC;? she told the Los Angeles Times in 1955, the year the Cummings show began its 4-year run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather be myself and eating.â&#x20AC;?

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Dixon School Board President Pam Tourtillot snapped this selfie with the Class of 2014 on Sunday afternoon at the graduation ceremony in Lancaster Gym. on pause, grabbed her cellphone, and orchestrated a class selfie. Tourtillott also urged the class to fully appreciate the importance of the day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take a breath, smile, look around and absorb this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;remember whenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; moment,â&#x20AC;? Tourtillott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This class left its mark. Leave with a sense of pride, and leave your footprint on the world.â&#x20AC;? Tourtillott expressed her hope that some of the graduates would decide to leave that footprint in their hometown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to see one of you up here speaking to the class of 2024,â&#x20AC;? she said. Special recognition was given to seniors who maintained a 3.51 grade-point average over their high school careers, and class members who plan to enter military service.

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ABOVE: Annalise Ankney, salutatorian of Dixon High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class of 2014, walks off the Lancaster Gym stage following her speech Sunday afternoon to her graduating class. BELOW: Paige Himes, Dixon High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 valedictorian, smiles after delivering her speech to her classmates.

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From our archives: Looking back at Hitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;great mistakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Note to readers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Telegraph between June 1 and 3, 1939.

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as a lawyer. He also will render fine service as a circuit judge if elected. The Fifteenth District is normally a strongly Republican district and for many, many years elected all three Republican judges. The trend at present is back to the Republican Party, and all Republicans should make it a special order of business on Monday to get to the polls and register their vote for all three of the Republican candidates. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 3, 1939



omeday it may prove to have been Hitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great mistake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the seizure of Czechoslovakia. The Rhineland, the Saar, the Sudetenland, even Danzig, perhaps, there is an argument here. All these were German in population and spirit. But Czechoslovakia, despite all the talk of â&#x20AC;&#x153;ancient German living room,â&#x20AC;? was and is peopled by Czechs and Slovaks. There is evidence that they do not take kindly to the efforts to Germanize them, any more than Italians incorporated into the old Austria-Hungarian empire before the World War responded to similar efforts. In Poland, in France, and in other countries, refugee Czechs are organizing into Czech legions when the law permits, or joining the armies of those countries when it does not. General Lev Prchala, last Czech governor of Carpathia, hints that should war break out, even the Czechs still under the German fist in the homeland â&#x20AC;&#x153;would know what to do.â&#x20AC;? Thus, it may come to pass that Hitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great mistake will have been the one in which he violated his own stated principle: that all he wished was to bring into the Reich the adjoining German peoples. The Czech state, a healthy body when it existed by itself, may prove a cancer when absorbed by the body of the Reich. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 3, 1939


The USS Squalus sits in dry dock after being raised and towed to Portsmouth Navy Yard in Maine following its sinking on May 23, 1939, off the Isles of Shoals. Twenty-six men drowned in the partially flooded sub, but 33 men were saved by Navy rescuers who used the new McCann Rescue Chamber. A Telegraph editorial praised the seaman who closed a bulkhead door at a key moment in the crisis.

$ISCIPLINE People often wonder why men in a military or naval service must undergo such long training. It often seems that â&#x20AC;&#x153;squads rightâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;hit the deckâ&#x20AC;? might be learned in less time than is given to them. So they could. But what canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be learned so quickly is a habit of discipline that acts automatically and correctly in an emergency when there is no time to think. Such a moment came to Electricianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mate Maness on the trapped submarine Squalus. He had charge of the bulkhead door between the flooded after battery room and the control room. In an emergency, his duty was to close the door. Though he knew some of his own shipmates were in the flooded compartment, Maness did his duty. Had he stopped to think too long, he might not have done it. And the whole crew, to a man, might have been lost. But Maness was trained to act, and he acted.

That men may so act under such circumstances is the whole purpose of military training and discipline. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 1, 1939

4HEJUDICIALELECTION On Monday, the voters of this, the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, will elect three judges of the circuit court. The Republican Party has nominated three candidates for those positions. They are men of high standing and great ability and should be elected. The Telegraph recommends the straight Republican ticket in Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election. Two of the candidates are men of proven ability on the bench. Judge Harry Edwards of Dixon is unquestionably one of the outstanding jurists in Illinois. Judge Leon A. Zick of Oregon, another fine judge, has had many years of experience on both the circuit bench in this district and as county judge in Ogle and Lee counties. Harry E. Wheat, of Freeport, has made a splendid record as stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney of Stephenson County and has high standing



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Those of us who live in the city are apt to forget the wonder of weather and the vital importance of sun and rain to millions who still live close to the earth. In the city, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really matter much whether it rains or shines. A trifling inconvenience, perhaps, some slight change of plan, or some momentary interruption. That is all. But among people who work on the land and in the earth, rain or not-rain means the difference between the success or failure of a whole yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. That is why only those who have lived in the country can fully appreciate the drama of an incident at Kintyre, North Dakota, the other night when Gov. John Moses was delivering a high school commencement oration. Suddenly, in the midst of his own oratory, he stopped, lifted a finger. There was a hush in the school auditorium. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Listen,â&#x20AC;? said the governor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hear that? Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it wonderful?â&#x20AC;? It was raining. And everyone present, including the speaker himself, knew that nothing he was saying, nothing he could say, equaled in importance the blessed patter of the rain. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 3, 1939

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;OMG!â&#x20AC;? said the White House mice recently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our time is running out!â&#x20AC;? (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miceâ&#x20AC;? is among the nicest terms used to refer to the aides who scurry around to think up ways the president and first lady might promote their agendas. Think HBOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VEEP without the laugh track.) The mice calculated that with only two and a half more years in office, President Obama and Michelle Obama should get cracking on restarting their to-do lists. Thus, Michelle Obama came out swinging at congressional Republicans for daring to try to block her efforts to promote more healthful food in school lunches. You know, broccoli and granola bars and salads instead of fried chicken, sodas and brownies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health,â&#x20AC;? she warned. Now, this is a huge debate, every bit as heated as the Reagan administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to have ketchup count as a vegetable in school lunches. Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supporters argue that the nation has too many obese children who will grow up to be unhealthy, unproductive, costly adults, and that training children to eat good, nourishing food instead of junk will pay off in the future. Her opponents claim she has messed up the school lunch program by making it more costly (fresh costs more than processed) and by causing a million fewer children to eat sugarless, soda-less, fried-less lunch at school. They say too much food is being wasted because children are throwing away their vegetables. Instead of wisely keeping their heads down on this one and suggesting schools buy more ketchup (children eat anything with ketchup on it), Republicans in Congress, ever eager to get in a fight with an Obama, are backing the misnamed School Nutrition Association. THE SNA IS LOBBYING to scale back the morefruits-and-vegetables, fewer-calories regulations still being phased in and the law signed by the president in 2010. The SNA lobby wants the regulations to be more flexible and permit waivers to schools struggling to buy more healthful food. Obama supporters counter that without alternatives such as junkfood vending machines, children will learn to eat better and insist this is

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already happening. But there are powerful interests, as usual, aligned on this, and the East Wing of the White House may well lose. Meanwhile, over in the West Wing, the mice are worried about Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foreign policy legacy. As he boasts of ending the war in Iraq and promising to bring combat troops home from Afghanistan by yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end, Obama is being pummeled daily by Republicans complaining heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not forceful enough. Although the costs of the wars and caring for the injured President are nearing Barack the trillionObama dollar mark With the president (not yet well into his paid for), second term, some staffers some lawmakers are are focused on his legacy. c l a m o r i n g for troops to stay in Afghanistan and be sent to Syria, Ukraine, Libya and Iran, among other places, even though the Pentagon is supposedly scaling down. FOR HEAVENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SAKES, complains U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leading hawk, the U.S. kept troops in Korea for decades after the war ended (28,500 are still there, and the U.S. just sent 800 more plus 40 tanks). McCain says the Taliban will just keep hiding in Pakistan until American combat troops are gone from Afghanistan; Obama says the Afghans need to be on notice theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re responsible for their own security by 2015. At West Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commencement, Obama said the U.S. will engage militarily to protect this country and its allies, but that protecting the peace is a multilateral job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just because we have the best hammer doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean every problem is a nail,â&#x20AC;? he said, waxing unusually poetic. Nonetheless, added the president who ordered the surge in Afghanistan, the United States â&#x20AC;&#x153;must always lead on the world stage,â&#x20AC;? and the military is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;backboneâ&#x20AC;? of that leadership. In other words, if and when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to go to war again, Obama will know it, even if nobody else does. Meanwhile, the hawks can go sit on their branches and be quiet. Clearly, the mice have more work to do.

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Much to consider before agreeing to surrogacy Dear Abby, I am a young, recently married woman. My husband and I are about at the point where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking of having kids. My brother married a close friend of mine soon after my wedding, and my sister-in-law has a medical condition that may prevent her from having children. I am very close to my brother and his wife, and I can see the writing on the wall. She has mentioned surrogacy once in passing, as a possible alternative if she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have kids. If I am asked to be the surrogate, what advice do you have? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be more than willing to consider it, but only after my husband and I have had

Dear Backup, You may be jumping the dearABBY gun, because you do not Abigail Van yet know how your body Burenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will tolerate a pregnancy. (Jeanne Not all women have easy Phillips) pregnancies, and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re column appears one of them, you may be during the less willing to be a surweek through rogate. As to monetary Universal Press compensation for wear Syndicate. and tear, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a question you should ask a lawyer, because compensation may not be allowed in the our own children. state in which you reside. If I do it, would it be You, together with your selfish of me to expect brother and sister-in-law, some compensation for my time and the toll it will should also discuss with a mental health professiontake on my body? I want al the emotional issues to be ready, if and when that may arise â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m asked. What would be the best way to explain everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expectations about what will happen my reasoning to her? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Backup Mom when the baby arrives, in the Northwest what might happen if

there is a death, a divorce, a move, and what your role would be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether you will be the birth mother or a legal aunt, etc. All of this should be clarified, if your sisterin-law asks you to be her surrogate. Dear Abby, I recently retired for the second time. At 70, I applied for a job online, was interviewed by a company and hired. I could hardly believe it. Three years later, I was having a medical problem, so I thought it best to retire again, if I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do the work I was hired to do. After a month of rest, I feel fine now. My husband thinks I was overworked. I want to

get another job. Abby, why do I feel the need to still work? Most of my friends tell me to enjoy life, sit back and relax, but my work defined me, and I loved it. Shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I try working again, if my health continues to improve? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nose To The Grindstone in Georgia

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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Tuesday, June 3 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. Kiwanis Club of Sterling, 6:45-7:45 a.m., CGH Medical Center Ryberg Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, 815499-4866. Sisters in Christ, 9 a.m., Congregational Church, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St. Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice blood pressure clinic, 9 a.m.- noon, Kroger, 2301 Locust St., Sterling, 815-6263467. Weight Watchers, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Free blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure checks, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Commodities, 10 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Senior Information Services, 10 a.m. to noon, Heritage Center, 106 S. Broad St., Lanark, 800541-5479. Facing the Challenge Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 7:30 p.m., open, 90-92 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon,

closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Dixon Noon Lions, noon, private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Public welcome. Sterling Rotary Club, noon-1 p.m., YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, tradition; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Low Vision Group, 1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Kids Coping With Cancer, 3:30 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. Dixon TOPS IL617 meeting, 5 p.m., St. Luke Episcopal Church Eells meeting room, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-8321. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. A Geography of Grace introductory meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., Traditional Wellness Center, 216 W. First St., Dixon, 815-973-2804. Twin City Educational Scholarship Board meeting, 6 p.m., YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling, 815-625-7237. TOPS 253, 6-7:30 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815-622-2820. School Of Love In Deliverance Substance Abuse Group, 6:30 p.m., closed, The Worship Center, 403 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, 815-284-1340.

Buddy Bags meeting, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 606 Brown Ave., Ashton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners, 7 p.m., closed; 8 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 410 Second Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 7 p.m., open, As Bill Sees It, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Rock Falls Eastern Star, 8 p.m., 117 Second, Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., home meeting, closed, call 815284-2589. Al-Anon and Alateen, 8 p.m., KSB Hospital private dining room, 102 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive, Byron. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555. Wednesday, June 4 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. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., KSB Hospital private dining room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Dixon Correctional retiree

breakfast, 8 a.m., Rivers Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Representative from Rock River Center in Oregon, 9:30-11 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Senior Information Services, 10 a.m.-noon, Community United Church of Christ, 346 Chicago Ave., Savanna, 800-541-5479. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 10-11 a.m., Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Bank, 112 Main St., Tampico. Free blood pressure check, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Dixon Food Center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2, Dixon. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.-noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 3:30 p.m., closed; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First

Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon and 8 p.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Free blood pressure check, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-857-2550. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-0382 or 800-733-2767. American Red Cross blood drive, 3-6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Manlius. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 203 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. YWCA sexual abuse survivors womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group, 5:30-7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St.,

Dixon, bbraid@ywsauk.or or 815625-0333. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cancer Group, 6 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. Buddy Bags donations accepted, 6-7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. Living Well With Diabetes Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Carroll County Fair Board, 7 p.m., Carroll County Fairgrounds, 28374 Milledgeville Road, Milledgeville, 815-2449444. Touched By Suicide ... Survivors Gather, 7 p.m., Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 264 state Route 2, Dixon, 815-438-2345. Dixon Sports Boosters Club Board meeting, 7 p.m., Dixon High School, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive. Wednesday worship at the barn, 7 p.m., Chaplin Creek Village, 1715 Whitney Road, Franklin Grove. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 560 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave. Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District Board meeting, 8 p.m., United States Department of Agriculture Building, 16255 Liberty St., Morrison.

Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Recyclable bag class, 9-11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Registration: 815-622-9230. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Monthly birthday party, 11:45 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. Monthly birthday party, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. 500 card game, 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. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth

St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Field Day for third- through fifth-grade students, 1 p.m. Merrill Elementary School, 600 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls. Bingo, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Wii Bowling, 1 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. Knit Wits Knitting Circle, 6:308 p.m., Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave., 815-284-7261. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Monday, June 2 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. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Recyclable bag class, 9-11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Registration: 815-622-9230. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Situation Room, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. 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. Organized Wii Bowling games,

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noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Friendly Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Tacos, 4-8 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925 Bingo, Dixon Elks Lodge No. 779, 4:30 p.m. doors open, 5:30 p.m. kitchen opens and 6:30 p.m. bingo begins, 1279 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815-288-3557. No computers. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy. Tuesday, June 3 Open pool, open cards, open

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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 doughnuts, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Community coffee and doughnuts, 10 a.m. Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., 815-732-7994. Line dancing, 10-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Adult Serious Readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group, 10 a.m., Sterling Public Library conference room, 102 W. Third St., 815-625-1370. 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. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Dixon Coin Club, coin grading, 6 p.m., and auction, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815-535-8427. Wednesday, June 4 Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, West Second Street, Rock Falls, 815-625-4500. 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. Popcorn and quilting, 8;30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River



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Earl Wilson, a journalist who wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column called “It Happened Last Night,” said, “A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.” Three no-trump is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine tricks. Well, what should South do in this deal after West leads the heart two in answer to his partner’s overcall, and South takes East’s queen with his king (or ace)? After East’s one-heart intervention, South had two choices: a takeout double (if North would have read it as such!) or a natural twono-trump rebid, showing a balanced hand with 18, 19 or a poor 20 points and hearts

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May Student of the Month Darien Bardoner D arien Bardoner, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Jason Bardoner. Extracurriculars: Volleyball, softball, National Honor Society, SHS mentor program Favorite class: Anatomy, because I love learning about how our bodies work. Least-favorite class: Math Top teacher: Steve Johnson, chemistry. He is one of those teachers who will do anything for you and loves to make peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; days. I always looked forward to his class because it was so fun. After graduation: I am going to Aurora University to play volleyball and major in speech pathology. Paycheck: I baby-sit

for my coaches. I love it, because I love playing with kids and being able to be a goofy kid again. Best friend: Kaylee Martin. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great athlete and an awesome friend. She always is there to make me laugh. Favorite singer: Justin Timberlake Favorite actor: Jennifer Aniston Favorite movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the Millersâ&#x20AC;? Hobbies: Volleyball or anything outside Favorite indoor or outdoor activity: I love riding bikes and playing volleyball. Favorite food: Tacos Biggest fear: Feet What makes your blood boil? When feet touch me What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Screamo

Favorite hangout? Anywhere with my friends High school survival guide: Walk on the right side of the hallway. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the dictionary next to: Dedicated and hardworking. I devote all of my time to sports. Secret twin: Lindsay Lohan (when she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wild, and had red hair and freckles) Dream job: Dolphin trainer Trading places: With Misty May, so I could experience the feeling of winning an Olympic gold medal. Dream destination: Australia Read this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Gatsbyâ&#x20AC;? Shout out to: My family. Thank you for always being my biggest supporters through everything.

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Darien Bardoner, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May Students of the Month. She plans to attend Aurora University, where she will play volleyball and major in speech pathology.



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ravis Ganther, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May Students of the Month. He is the son of Lawrence Ganther of Sterling and Kelly Foley of Rock Falls, and has a sister, Bryahna Ganther, 11, of Rock Falls. Favorite class: English 101/103 Top teacher: Emily Johnson, because she is always there to help you when needed, and she pushes you to become the individual you want to be. Likewise, she is very dedicated to her students and does not seem to teach from the books themselves, but from real world experiences. With these experiences, it has connected me to the instructor on many levels and has helped sharpen my potential (in and out of the classroom), as well as my skills in the classroom. Extracurriculars: Crime Stoppers, Peer Jury, and Explorers After graduation: I plan to continue my education at Sauk Valley Community College for 2 years, to study criminal justice and human resource management.

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Travis Ganther, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May Students of the Month. He plans to study criminal justice and human resource management at Sauk Valley Community College, then transfer to Western Illinois University to get his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in human resource management. Once I receive my associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in criminal justice, I will attend Western Illinois University in the Quad Cities to finish my bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in human resource management. Paycheck: I have been working at Sterling McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for 2 years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very enjoyable job,

and it teaches you many skills that can be applied elsewhere. Likewise, you experience all walks of life, which allows you to refine your communication skills, and those skills can eventually help you become a leader in the workplace. Best friend: Sara Heuerman. She is the most

amazing and goodhearted person that I have ever met. She is always willing to be there for me, and we always seem to make something out of nothing when we are together. Even though she is my girlfriend, I will always consider her my â&#x20AC;&#x153;bestestâ&#x20AC;? friend ever.

Favorite singer: Luke Bryan Favorite actor: Adam Sandler Favorite movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Olympus Has Fallenâ&#x20AC;? Hobbies: I usually work a consistent 30-plus hours a week, so any time that I am able to be with my friends and family would be my best â&#x20AC;&#x153;hobby.â&#x20AC;? Favorite game: Basketball Favorite food: Steak and fries Biggest fear: Spiders!!! Least-favorite class: Geometry What makes your blood boil? When people say or refuse to do well at anything because they are determined they cannot, when they truly can. High school survival guide: Make new friends, and make sure that when you come across adversity, you face it and overcome it. Useless knowledge: Matrices In the dictionary next to: Hardworking. I am almost always working on something, and I always try to do well with the tasks at hand.





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Shop owners celebrate cycle success Partners bought historic business 1 year ago in bike-friendly city BY JANE LETHLEAN 4HE*OURNAL 3TANDARD

FREEPORT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As Tobie DePauw and Frank Geegaard celebrate the 1-year anniversary of their purchase of Freeport Bicycle Co., the future of their business looks just as rich as its long history. The city will extend the Jane Addams Trail from Tuttyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossing to Monroe, Wisconisn, this year and, in the months ahead, a $1.5 million state grant will allow Freeport to stretch the Pecatonica Prairie Trail from Tuttyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossing to River Road near U.S. 20 along a Commonwealth Edison easement. Winnebago County has already completed a 12.5-mile stretch of the Pecatonica Prairie Trail from Meridian Road west to the Stephenson County line. Freeportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love affair with bicycles goes back to 1889. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when Daniel Stover and William Hance of Freeport patented a bicycle with a back-pedal brake. You can still see one of those bicycles on display at Freeport

Bicycle Co., a shop with roots that go back to 1909, when it was known as Kegelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bicycle Shop. The store went through numerous owners and name changes over the years. Owner Ron Mattson restored the name Freeport Bicycle Co. in 2005. DePauw and Geegaard of DeKalb bought the business from Mattson in April 2013. The two men own another bicycle shop in DeKalb called North Central Cyclery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a strong, sincere riding community,â&#x20AC;? DePauw said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My passion is being part of a growing community, and I believe a bicycle can build relationships and foster a community.â&#x20AC;? DePauw said he and his partner bought the established business because they were intrigued with the culture of bicycling in northern Illinois. As entrepreneurs, they explored the Freeport area in the fall of 2012. They knew the strength of Mattsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business and liked that the Jane Addams Trail is a frequent place for bicycle travel.

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Tobie DePauw (left) co-owner of Freeport Bicycle Co., stands next to manager Sam Tykol as they show off improvements made to the historic business in Freeport. DePauw, who has owned the business with his partner Frank Heegaard for the past year, said he is committed to keeping the culture of riding alive in this area. DePauw said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a successful first year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see many factors in a growing downtown Freeport,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a community that is behind riding and has many bike trails. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a destination, and my

partner and I want to make sure Freeport is that destination for riding.â&#x20AC;? DePauw said the store has expanded its selection of bicycles in the past year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We strive to have a fresh approach to retail,â&#x20AC;? DePauw said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people-centered, not

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Mike Foran of Decatur shares stories April 30 behind the many unique components he built into his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rat Rod.â&#x20AC;? Foran and his wife, Sharon, explain that it pays tribute to the origins of the hot rodding hobby when GIs just back from World War II embraced freedom by building fast cars out of whatever odds and ends they could cobble together. lift up a lid exposing the fuel tank. There is no fuel gauge; you figure out youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re running out of gas by dipping in a section of marked broom handle, conveniently attached to the tailgate. The lid of a storage area built behind the gas tank has a handle fashioned from a genuine grenade, painted red, that was a defused gift from the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sonin-law, Todd Williamson, Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad. The interior of the cab is brutally spartan. A collection of license plates acquired at car shows form the inside door panels, while part of the transmission tunnel was

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side, continuing the Rat Rod tour: The exposed 350-cubic-inch engine does have a suitably grungy hood, but the Forans donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like using it much. They usually run around hoodless, so people can appreciate fully the other eclectic horsepower touches like the air intake scoop fashioned out of a Herald & Review bright blue plastic newspaper box, the kind of thing you attach to the mailbox post to receive all the news fit to print. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found it in the garbage, cut a hole in it, and it works perfect,â&#x20AC;? explains Foran, 65. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a Decatur man, and I

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Newman’s Brady Rude jumps during Saturday’s 1A long jump finals at O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Rude’s best jump of 21 feet, 5½ inches was good enough for third place, and he also placed second in the 200 in 22.281 seconds, helping the Comets finish fourth as a team. Read all about the finals in SVM’s special 4-page State Track Extra wrap around the regular section.




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In the 100, Rude wound up seventh with a time of 11.09. He also anchored the 800 relay team to a sixth-place finish in 1:30.79. Micah Trancoso, Nolan McGinn and Ethan Nash ran the first three legs of that race. Rude was happy to end the meet on a high note, with the runner-up finish in the 200. “It was motivation to not fall back to what I had been doing today,” Rude said. “I just wanted to improve, and get higher on the podium.” The Comets’ other standout performance came from junior Regan Todhunter, who took fifth in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 15.17 seconds. It eclipsed his previous best of 15.33, achieved in the prelims. “I’m ecstatic,” Todhunter said. “I finally got to come down to state, and it’s really been my dream. I placed, and I didn’t even think I’d have a chance to make the finals this year. I couldn’t be happier.” McGinn finished eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 42-6 3/4. He did that in the prelims, and held his position through the finals. The Comets also placed ninth in the 3,200 relay. Bryson Reyes, Philip Marruffo/ Quincy Coomes, Drew Rosengren and Trancoso combined Newman’s Brady Rude (right) turns the corner in the 200-meter dash during Saturday’s 1A finals at O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Rude was second in 22.281 seconds. for a time of 8:13.99.

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Erie-Prophetstown’s Chris Bauer (middle) runs the last leg of the 800 relay during Saturday’s 1A state finals in Charleston. Bauer, Grant Ames, Kyle Pannier and Dvaree Thompson finished third in the event in 1 minute, 29.81 seconds. The Panthers finished sixth in the team standings.

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CHARLESTON – Three times three added up to six for the Erie-Prophetstown boys track and field team. The Panthers finished third in all three of their relays to take sixth place as a team at the 1A state track & field meet that concluded Saturday at O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Erie-Prophetstown finished with 21 points, behind Aurora Christian (46.5), Eureka (42), Tuscola (37), Newman (30), and Illini West (24). “It’s a great finish to the year,” said Grant Ames, a member of all three relay teams. “Third place at state in anything is good, but to do it in three relays in a row, that’s pretty special.” Jack Bauer, Dvaree Thompson, Ames and Chris Bauer combined

for a time of 43.56 seconds in the 400 relay. It was behind just Eureka (42.90) and Aurora Christian (42.95). Erie-Prophetstown had run a 43.26 in the preliminary round. In the 800 relay, Ames, Kyle Pannier, Thompson and Chris Bauer teamed up to run a season-best 1:29.81, behind Eureka (1:29.56) and Aurora Christian (1:29.66). The Panthers had run a 1:31.28 in the preliminary round. “We all felt after the prelims, we didn’t run the best we could,” Chris Bauer said. “There were a couple of bad handoffs that cost us some valuable time. We were just ready for this race in the finals, and we all believed we could run a 1:29. That was our goal for the finals, and it happened.” In the meet-ending 1,600 relay, Pannier, Chris Bauer, Thompson and Ames teamed up for a time of 3:26.51, behind

just Mooseheart (3:24.48) and Teutopolis (3:26.30). “I’m really pleased,” Ames said.”We were going for first place, but obviously third place is good.” Ryan Mayberry was a one-man wrecking crew for Morrison. He was the Mustangs’ lone state qualifier, but the one-time distance runner placed in three sprints to earn 12 team points, good for a tie for 22nd place. Mayberry’s top event was the 400, in which he posted a time of 49.89 seconds, good for fourth place. It was the first time he broke 50 seconds in the race, having run a 50.13 in the preliminaries. “I took a little bit of a different strategy,” Mayberry said. “I went out really hard the first 100, and then I focused on my stride down the backstretch. For the last 200, I just gave it all I had, and I was able to keep it together. I just really wanted that 49 in my last 400 of

the year.” Mayberry opened with a time of 11.13 seconds in the 100, good for eighth place. His most surprising medal came in the 200, where he posted a time of 22.41, good for sixth place. He squeaked into the final when one of the race favorites, Madison’s Andre McGill, was disqualified in the prelims. “I had a decent start, passed the guy ahead of me around the corner,” Mayberry said of the 200, “and I was feeling good. I was surprised to be where I was at, and tried to hold it. A guy on the inside caught me at the end, but that’s all right, I was just happy to get a medal.” As a junior, Fulton’s Bryce Holesinger placed second in the 300 hurdles. A repeat performance seemed unlikely, as he endured what was an injury-plagued senior season. As an injury to his right

hip improved, however, so did his hurdling. He found his form just in time, and posted a schoolrecord time of 39.69 in the preliminaries In the finals, Holesinger went deeper than that, posting a 39.61 to take third place, behind Lewistown’s Matt McCoy (39.32) and Gillespie’s Drew Crook (39.4). “Everybody was saying he got second last year, so he should get first this year,” Holesinger said. “Well, I just broke my own record that I just set. I have the fastest time in Fulton High School history. I’m going to college [at Lewis University] and I just got third, and seventh in the 4x200. I’m about as happy as you can get right now.” Holesinger anchored the Steamers’ 800 relay team to a seventh-place finish with a time of 1:31.43. Joining him were Rodney Gossard, Jason Osborn and Devin Kuehl.

The Steamers finished in an eight-way tie for 27th place with 10 points. Among the teams they tied with was Bureau Valley, which placed fifth in a pair of relays. The 1,600 team of Daniel Trone, Tucker Schoff, Colton Peterson and Kane Eastwood finished with a time of 3:26.78, while the 3,200 team of Eastwood, Ryan Taylor, Peterson and Trone ran an 8:09.08. Both efforts were school records. “Both races were tough,” Trone said, “and we’re happy with how we did.” Oregon senior Troy Pudlas stood eighth in the discus after a preliminaryround throw of 156-7. He held that position through the finals. “The second throw [of prelims], I just cleared my head and didn’t think about it,” Pudlas said, “and it was my best one. I’m just really happy to get a medal. That was the goal.”




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Amboy’s Destinee Oenes (right, in headband) is mobbed by teammates after hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday against Orangeville in the championship game of the 1A Pearl City Sectional. Amboy won 3-2.

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Star of the game: Destinee Oenes, Amboy, walk-off HR in bottom of the eighth Key performer: Karlee Doege, Amboy, 8 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 3 SO, 3 BB Up next: 1A DeKalb Supersectional, Amboy vs. Putnam County, 4:30 p.m. Monday

PEARL CITY – One swing into history. That’s all it took. Senior Destinee Oenes erased the memory of a sloppy start for the Amboy Clippers during Saturday’s 1A Pearl City Sectional championship game against Orangeville. Amboy advances to today’s 1A DeKalb SupersecOenes clubbed a solo home run – the game’s lone tional, where it will meet Putnam County at 4:30 p.m. extra-base hit – to break a tie score in the bottom “It was do-or-die,” Oenes said. “I thought, ‘Someof the eighth inning, giving the Clippers their first one has to do it.’ I told Micaela [McCoy] to get on, sectional championship with a 3-2 victory. and that I would hit her home. That failed, but we

came back. If it wasn’t me, someone else would have done it.” After Amboy fell behind 2-0 after two innings, a defensive duel ensued behind pitchers Tori Clark and Amboy’s Karlee Doege. The offenses managed only two hits between the third and sixth innings. “We were hitting her solid,” Amboy coach Kelly Whitman said. “We were just hitting it right at them. We knew eventually we would sneak one through. Our bottom half came through by getting on base, and we moved them.” DESTINEE CONTINUED ON B5


Three-peat pretty neat Golden Warriors earn third regional title in a row BY DAN WOESSNER 800-798-4085, ext. 5555

ROCK FALLS – Up until a little more than a month ago, Karlie Mellott enjoyed her spot as the leadoff hitter in the Golden Warriors softball lineup. It made sense to get the Cornell-bound senior shortstop to the plate as many times as possible. A brief trip to the DL, and the emergence of Erin Stroup as a table-setter, resulted in Mellott moving to the No. 3 spot. As the Rock Falls Rockets found out during Saturday’s 6-1 loss to the Warriors in the 3A Rock Falls Regional championship game, the lineup shuffle has turned out for the best. Mellott came to plate four times against

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Star of the game: Karlie Mellott, Sterling, 2B, 3B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs Key performers: Michaela Ward, Rock Falls, 6 IP, 5 H, 10 SO, 3 BB, and had 2 hits, HR, RBI at plate; Lexy Staples, Sterling, 7 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 11 SO, 1 BB Up next: 3A Marengo Sectional, Sterling vs. Burlington Central, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Rock Falls ace Michaela Ward, with a total of five runners in scoring position. Mellott delivered her first two times up, helping Sterling build an insurmountable lead Michael Krabbenhoeft/ with freshman Lexy Staples controlling the The Sterling softball team celebrates after beating the Rock circle for Sterling (27-8). Falls Rockets 6-1 Saturday in the championship game of the 3A Rock Falls Regional. NEAT CONTINUED ON B5



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ABOVE: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) hangs his head after giving up the wining goal to the Kingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alec Martinez in overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4, and took the series 4-3. BELOW: The Kingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tyler Toffoli (left) and Jarrett Stoll (28) celebrate Martinezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals as they skate past the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marcus Kruger.

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CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Put that dynasty talk on hold. The Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season ended Sunday night at the United Center, when they fell to the Kings 5-4 in overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. In the end, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a Stanley Cup hangover or a curse brought on by Justin Bieber standing on the Indianhead logo in the dressing room that prevented the Hawks from becoming the first team to repeat as champions since the 1998 Red Wings. No, it was a Kings team that was relentless in its drive to the Stanley Cup Final, where it will meet the Rangers beginning Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Alec Martinez scored the game-winner in overtime as the Kings completed the hat trick by winning their third Game 7 of the playoffs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all on the road â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after previously rallying to dispatch the Sharks and Ducks to reach the conference finals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never say die ... someone described us as a bunch of cockroaches that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away,â&#x20AC;? Martinez said. Martinezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner came on a shot that deflected off Hawks defenseman Nick Leddy and bounded past goaltender Corey Crawford to stun the crowd of 22,315. Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist, and Justin Williams, Jeff Carter and Marian Gaborik also scored in regulation to give goaltender Jonathan Quick


just enough offense to topple the defending champions. Dwight King and Dustin Brown each added two assists. Patrick Sharp had two goals, Brandon Saad a goal and an assist and Jonathan Toews also scored, but it meant nothing as they were on the losing end of the ceremonial handshake at center ice. Instead of capturing their third Cup in five seasons and cementing themselves as team for the ages, the Hawks now face an offseason full of what-ifs? They will range from what if general manager Stan Bowman had acquired a secondline center, to what if Joel Quenneville had found

the right formula for his lineup earlier in the series, to what if goaltender Corey Crawford had played as well as he did during the run to the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;13 title? The first period alone Sunday was jaw-dropping as the teams combined for five goals on 18 shots, including three by the Hawks on seven as they took a 3-2 lead. While the crowd sensed a blowout after early goals by Saad and Toews â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the second on a power play â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Kings would have none of that, and scored the next two to tie it. First, Carter batted a rebound of a Brown shot into the net, and less than a minute later, Williams pounced on a puck

in the slot after a block by the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Michal Rozsival and buried it into the net. The crowd was deflated after seeing the lead evaporate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but not for long. Just 12 seconds later, Sharp cruised into the Kingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; zone and sent a shot from the left dot that appeared to hit the stick of LA defenseman Drew Doughty and onehopped past Quick and into the goal. Midway through the second, the Kings tied it when Hawks center Michal Handzus partially blocked a shot by Matt Greene, and the puck caromed to Toffoli standing alone in front of the net. Sharp, who entered the game with just three goals in 18 games during the playoffs after leading the Hawks with 34 in the regular season, scored his second of the game. With Trevor Lewis in the box, the Hawks scored again with a man advantage when Sharpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot from the point zipped past Doughty and then Quick. With the Hawks sensing victory, Gaborik knotted the game at 4-4 with 7:17 remaining when the veteran flipped in a rebound of a Brown shot.


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American League East Division W L Pct Toronto 34 24 .586 New York 29 26 .527 Baltimore 28 27 .509 Boston 27 29 .482 Tampa Bay 23 34 .404 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 31 22 .585 Chicago 29 29 .500 Minnesota 26 28 .481 Cleveland 27 30 .474 Kansas City 26 30 .464 West Division W L Pct Oakland 35 22 .614 Los Angeles 30 26 .536 Texas 29 28 .509 Seattle 28 28 .500 Houston 24 34 .414

GB — 3½ 4½ 6 10½ GB — 4½ 5½ 6 6½ GB — 4½ 6 6½ 11½

Saturday’s results Washington 10, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, Minnesota 1 Toronto 12, Kansas City 2 San Diego 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Cleveland 7, Colorado 6 Baltimore 4, Houston 1 Boston 7, Tampa Bay 1 Oakland 11, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 3, Detroit 2 Sunday’s results Cleveland 6, Colorado 4 Minnesota 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Toronto 4, Kansas City 0 Boston 4, Tampa Bay 0 Texas 2, Washington 0 Baltimore 9, Houston 4 Chicago White Sox 4, San Diego 1 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 4, Detroit 0 Today’s games Boston (Lackey 6-3) at Cleveland (Masterson 2-4), 6:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 7-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 1-2), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-2) at Miami (Wolf 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 4-4) at Milwaukee (Garza 2-4), 6:20 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-5) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-2), 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s games Boston at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 6:08 p.m. Seattle at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

National League East Division W L Pct Atlanta 31 25 .554 Miami 28 28 .500 Washington 27 28 .491 New York 27 29 .482 Philadelphia 24 30 .444 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 34 23 .596 St. Louis 30 27 .526 Cincinnati 26 29 .473 Pittsburgh 26 30 .464 Chicago 20 34 .370 West Division W L Pct San Francisco37 20 .649 Los Angeles 30 28 .517 Colorado 28 28 .500 San Diego 26 31 .456 Arizona 23 36 .390

GB — 3 3½ 4 6 GB — 4 7 7½ 12½ GB — 7½ 8½ 11 15

Saturday’s results Washington 10, Texas 2 San Diego 4, Chicago White Sox 2 St. Louis 2, San Francisco 0 Cleveland 7, Colorado 6 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4, 14 innings Atlanta 9, Miami 5 Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 0 L.A. Dodgers 12, Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 5, Arizona 0 Sunday’s results Cleveland 6, Colorado 4 Atlanta 4, Miami 2 N.Y. Mets 4, Philadelphia 3, 11 innings Texas 2, Washington 0 Milwaukee 9, Chicago Cubs 0 Chicago White Sox 4, San Diego 1 San Francisco 8, St. Louis 0 Cincinnati 4, Arizona 3 Pittsburgh 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Today’s games N.Y. Mets (Colon 4-5) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 2-2), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-2) at Miami (Wolf 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 4-4) at Milwaukee (Garza 2-4), 6:20 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-5) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-2), 9:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 1-7) at San Diego (Stauffer 2-1), 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s games Philadelphia at Washington, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 9:10 p.m.

NBA playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Friday’s result Miami 117, Indiana 92, Miami wins series 4-2 Saturday’s result San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 107, OT, San Antonio wins series 4-2

FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday’s game Miami at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 8 Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 12 San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 15 x-Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 x-San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. Friday, June 20 x-Miami at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

NHL playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Thursday’s result NY Rangers 1, Montreal 0, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-2 Friday’s result Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday’s result Los Angeles 5, Chicago 4, OT, Los Angeles wins series 4-3

FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Wednesday’s game NY Rangers at Los Angeles, TBA Saturday, June 7 NY Rangers at Los Angeles, TBA Monday, June 9 Los Angeles at NY Rangers, TBA Wednesday, June 11 Los Angeles at NY Rangers, TBA Friday, June 13 x-NY Rangers at Los Angeles, TBA Monday, June 16 x-Los Angeles at NY Rangers, TBA Wednesday, June 18 x-NY Rangers at Los Angeles, TBA

Los Angeles 2 1 1 1 — 5 Chicago 3 1 0 0 — 4 First Period–1, Chicago, Saad 6 (Kane, Shaw), 5:06. 2, Chicago, Toews 9 (Kane, Seabrook), 8:36 (pp). 3, Los Angeles, Carter 9 (Brown, Toffoli), 16:31. 4, Los Angeles, Williams 7 (Voynov, King), 17:22. 5, Chicago, Sharp 4 (Kruger), 17:34. Penalties– Williams, LA (tripping), 7:53; Seabrook, Chi (cross-checking), 9:10. Second Period–6, Los Angeles, Toffoli 7 (Greene, King), 10:31. 7, Chicago, Sharp 5 (Saad), 18:25 (pp). Penalties–Richards, LA (hooking), 7:01; Mitchell, LA (boarding), 12:11; Doughty, LA (cross-checking), 13:24; Saad, Chi (slashing), 14:40; Lewis, LA (holding), 17:15. Third Period–8, Los Angeles, Gaborik 12 (Brown, Kopitar), 12:43. Penalties–None. First Overtime–9, Los Angeles, Martinez 4 (Williams, Greene), 5:47. Penalties– None. Shots on Goal–Los Angeles 11-4-143–32. Chicago 7-16-13-5–41. Power-play opportunities–Los Angeles 0 of 2; Chicago 2 of 5. Goalies–Los Angeles, Quick 12-9-0 (41 shots-37 saves). Chicago, Crawford 11-80 (32-27).

Auto racing NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sunday At Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 400 laps, 148.3 rating, 48 points. 2. (1) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 400, 111.8, 43. 3. (21) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 400, 114.5, 42. 4. (10) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 400, 100.7, 41. 5. (7) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400, 103, 39. 6. (16) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 400, 87.6, 38. 7. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 400, 93.5, 37. 8. (3) Joey Logano, Ford, 400, 100, 36. 9. (13) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 400, 104.3, 35. 10. (15) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 400, 92.7, 34. 11. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 400, 85.5, 33. 12. (25) Aric Almirola, Ford, 400, 87.8, 32. 13. (19) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 400, 76.7, 31. 14. (29) Carl Edwards, Ford, 400, 75.7, 30. 15. (6) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 400, 109.5, 29. 16. (27) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 400, 68.6, 28. 17. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 399, 105.5, 28. 18. (24) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 399, 75.4, 26. 19. (17) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 399, 83.9, 25. 20. (23) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 398, 74, 24. 21. (11) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 397, 65.5, 23. 22. (18) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 396, 53.2, 22. 23. (28) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 396, 56.7, 21. 24. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 396, 49.9, 20. 25. (22) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 395, 60.1, 19. 26. (30) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 395, 46, 18. 27. (31) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 394, 49.1, 17. 28. (33) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 390, 45.7, 16. 29. (32) David Gilliland, Ford, 388, 45.7, 15. 30. (43) Blake Koch, Ford, 388, 30.8, 0. 31. (14) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 387, 64.4, 13. 32. (41) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 387, 34.4, 12. 33. (42) Dave Blaney, Ford, 383, 30.4, 11. 34. (36) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 382, 32, 0. 35. (39) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 378, 52.1, 9. 36. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 350, 37.1, 8. 37. (40) David Stremme, Chevrolet, overheating, 297, 37.7, 7. 38. (12) Greg Biffle, Ford, 292, 62.5, 6. 39. (37) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, engine, 232, 30, 0. 40. (35) Alex Bowman, Toyota, accident, 208, 30.6, 4. 41. (26) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, accident, 131, 47.1, 3. 42. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, accident, 125, 93, 3. 43. (9) Brian Vickers, Toyota, engine, 73, 50.1, 1. Race Statistics Winner’s Average Speed: 117.724 mph. Time: 3 hours, 23 minutes, 52 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.885 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 41 laps. Lead Changes: 18 among 6 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Johnson, 7 times for 272 laps; Ky.Busch, 1 time for 81 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 24 laps; M.Kenseth, 5 times for 17 laps; C.Bowyer, 2 times for 5 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: K.Harvick, 2; J.Johnson, 2; J.Logano, 2; Ku.Busch, 1; Ky.Busch, 1; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1; C.Edwards, 1; J.Gordon, 1; D.Hamlin, 1; Bra.Keselowski, 1. Top 12 in Points: 1. M.Kenseth, 463; 2. J.Gordon, 461; 3. C.Edwards, 438; 4. J.Johnson, 436; 5. D.Earnhardt Jr., 429; 6. J.Logano, 414; 7. Ky.Busch, 411; 8. Bra. Keselowski, 404; 9. D.Hamlin, 379; 10. K.Larson, 377; 11. R.Newman, 374; 12. K.Harvick, 373.

Golf Memorial Par Scores Sunday At Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,392; Par: 72 (x-won on first playoff hole) Final x-Hideki Matsuyama 70-67-69-69 — 275 -13 Kevin Na 72-69-70-64 — 275 -13 Bubba Watson 66-69-69-72 — 276 -12 Chris Kirk 66-70-74-68 — 278 -10 Adam Scott 69-70-68-71 — 278 -10 Ben Curtis 69-71-69-70 — 279 -9 Steve Stricker 71-70-70-68 — 279 -9 Luke Guthrie 75-69-66-70 — 280 -8 Bill Haas 73-67-72-68 — 280 -8 Thorbjorn Olesen 71-67-74-68 — 280 -8 Charl Schwartzel 72-69-67-72 — 280 -8 Brendon Todd 71-68-69-72 — 280 -8 Scott Brown 70-69-71-71—281-7 Paul Casey 66-66-76-73—281-7 Jason Allred 74-68-74-66—282-6 Billy Horschel 71-69-68-74—282-6 Matt Kuchar 74-69-69-70—282-6 Rory McIlroy 63-78-69-72—282-6

Tennis French Open Results Sunday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $34.12 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Third Round Fernando Verdasco (24), Spain, def. Richard Gasquet (12), France, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Andy Murray (7), Britain, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (28), Germany, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 12-10. Fourth Round Tomas Berdych (6), Czech Republic, def. John Isner (10), United States, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Ernests Gulbis (18), Latvia, def. Roger Federer (4), Switzerland, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Milos Raonic (8), Canada, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (13), France, 6-1, 6-4, 6-1. Women Fourth Round Eugenie Bouchard (18), Canada, def. Angelique Kerber (8), Germany, 6-1, 6-2. Carla Suarez Navarro (14), Spain, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Croatia, 6-3, 6-3. Maria Sharapova (7), Russia, def. Sam Stosur (19), Australia, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. Garbine Muguruza, Spain, def. Pauline Parmentier, France, 6-4, 6-2.



More Dover domination Pothole can’t even derail Johnson’s record ninth win BY DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer

DOVER, Del. – Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season. He won. A week after shaking off a lengthy winless streak by his championship standards, Johnson raced his way to another routine romp at Dover International Speedway. He followed last week’s victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run at Dover, extending his track victory record to nine. Johnson was the class of the field in a race red-flagged for 22 minutes to repair a pothole in the concrete track. “Whatever they put in the pothole, it worked awfully well,” Johnson said. His No. 48 Chevrolet was even better. Johnson led 272 of 400 laps, and won consecutive races for the 13th time. The six-time Cup champion swept Dover in 2002 and 2009, and won races in 2005, ’10, ’12 and ’13. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin. “For sure, when you come to Dover, it’s always the 48,” Kenseth said. “We’ve got to figure out how to get ahead of him.” Good luck. Johnson’s checkered flag celebrations at Dover have seemingly become a rite of the NASCAR season. He became Dover’s career leader in laps led when he hit the 2,802 mark, and again stamped himself as contender for a seriestying seventh championship. “It’s amazing that we can stay on top of things here with the different generation car, different rules,


Jimmie Johnson takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Behind him is runner-up Brad Keselowski. It was Johnson’s record different tires,” Johnson said. “This place just fits my style, and [crew chief] Chad Knaus’ style.” His lone regret was that owner Rick Hendrick was not at the track. Johnson is heating up right as the NASCAR heads into its summer schedule. Up next, Pocono, where Johnson won last season and has

two other wins. “We can get on a roll,” he said. “We’ve got some good tracks ahead of us.” Johnson had some wondering what was wrong after an 0-for-11 start to the season. Turned out, it was nothing racing at some of his favorite tracks couldn’t fix.


Sale, White Sox sail past Padres Cubs, Cardinals shut out in lopsided losses By The Associated Press

Chris Sale pitched a two-hitter, Paul Konerko homered, and the Chicago White Sox defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale (5-0) struck out nine, walked none and threw 100 pitches. He froze Everth Cabrera for a called strike three to end the game, lowering his ERA to 1.59 ERA in seven starts. Sale has allowed just one earned run in his last 25 innings, a span of four starts. The lefty was on the disabled list in late April because of a strained muscle in his pitching arm. Konerko had two hits and drove in three runs as the White Sox won for the eighth time in 13 games. Eric Stults (2-6) gave up four runs and five hits in six innings.

Brewers 9, Cubs 0: Kyle Lohse allowed only three hit,s and Ryan Braun had a two-run homer to lead the Brewers to a rout at home. Milwaukee pounded Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija (1-5) for eight earned runs in three innings, raising his ERA from 1.68 to 2.54. Braun homered to left on the first pitch he saw from Samardzija, and the Brewers rolled from there. Lyle Overbay broke the game open with a three-run double in the third. Lohse’s RBI single drove in Overbay to make it 8-0 for the pitcher’s second run-scoring hit of the game. Lohse (7-1) struck out six in Milwaukee’s first complete game shutout this season. A day after hitting a pair of tworun home runs, the Cubs’ Anthony

Today’s games s2OYALS$UFFY  AT#ARDINALS (S.Miller 6-4), 7:10 p.m. (FSN/95.7 FM) s7HITE3OX1UINTANA  AT Dodgers (Kershaw 3-2), 9:10 p.m. (CSN/670 AM, 1240 AM) Rizzo was ejected for arguing a called third strike. Giants 8, Cardinals 0: Tim Hudson threw seven shutout innings, and Joaquin Arias keyed a four-run first inning with a two-run single to lead the Giants to a win at Busch Stadium. The Giants have won five of six, and have the best record in the NL at 37-20. St. Louis has lost four of five. The Cardinals managed just four hits. Hudson (6-2) gave up three hits, struck out six, and walked two. He retired the last 11 batters he faced.


Federer bows out after upset in Paris Unforced errors cost Swiss star 10th straight quarterfinal trip BY HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer

PARIS – Everything appeared to be under control for Roger Federer, just like in the old days at Grand Slam tournaments. And then, suddenly, it wasn’t. One point from a two-set lead Sunday in the French Open’s fourth round against 18th-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, Federer settled under a floating ball and prepared for what should have been a simple putaway. Except, it wasn’t. Federer sent a meek overhead toward Gulbis, who took advantage of the gaffe, ripping a backhand winner. That was part of a fourpoint run that let Gulbis break serve and get very much back into the match, which he wound up winning 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to end Federer’s streak of nine consecutive quarterfinals at Roland Garros. “A lot of regrets,” Federer said. “I just couldn’t


Roger Federer reacts as he plays Ernests Gulbis during the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Federer lost thanks in part to 59 unforced errors. kind of figure it out.” It also served as the latest reminder that Federer, now 32 and a father of four, is no longer the nearly infallible force who made it to the closing days of major after major. “He’s Roger Federer,” Gulbis said, “but he also gets tight.”

Didn’t used to be the case. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, had not left Roland Garros so soon since 2004, when he was beaten in the third round by Gustavo Kuerten. After that, though, Federer was a quarterfinalist at a record 36 consecutive

majors, a streak that ended with a second-round loss at Wimbledon last year. Federer also put together record Slam runs of 10 finals and 23 semifinals in a row. Now he’s bowed out before the quarterfinals at three of the last four majors. “I think it was the biggest, probably, win of my career,” said Gulbis, who most certainly could have dispensed with the word “probably.” Gulbis now plays No. 6 Tomas Berdych, who eliminated the last American man, No. 10 John Isner. In another quarterfinal, No. 2 Novak Djokovic will face No. 8 Milos Raonic. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and No. 24 Fernando Verdasco finished thirdround victories in matches suspended Saturday. In a women’s quarterfinal, 2012 champion Maria Sharapova who won the last nine games against Samantha Stosur to win on Sunday.



Monday, June 2, 2014


Rockets pay for free passes Rock Falls pitchers issue nine walks in regional title-game loss to Hubs BY TY REYNOLDS 800-798-4085, ext. 5554

STERLING – Patience has a way of paying off in big games, especially when there’s a little bit of aggressiveness mixed in. The Rochelle Hubs found the perfect mixture Saturday, while the Rock Falls Rockets never found any kind of rhythm at all. The end result was a 6-0 Hubs victory to claim the 3A Sterling Regional championship plaque. It wasn’t without some assistance from Rock Falls (19-12). Three Rocket pitchers combined to issue nine walks and hit two batters, and four of the six Rochelle players who scored runs reached base via a free pass. “Give a lot of credit to Rochelle, because they made every play and took advantage of everything we gave them,” Rock Falls coach Donnie Chappell said. “But we gave them the whole game. If we make them put the ball in play, I don’t think they beat us. “We haven’t walked guys all year, and it seems like that’s all we did today. We got down early, then things tightened up even more. It was just one of those days.” Cayden Erickson started for the Rockets, and lasted just two-thirds of an inning. He walked four and hit a batter, giving up two earned runs and a hit. Rochelle’s runs came when Christian Burciaga was hit by a pitch with two outs and the bases loaded, then Tyler Joyce followed with a bases-loaded walk. Those two runs before he even took the mound turned out to be all the run support Rochelle starter Doug Johnson needed. The senior gave up three hits in 6 1/3 shutout innings, striking out three while pitching around four walks and two hit batsmen. “Even when it was 2-0, I was still a little nervous,” Johnson said. “But my defense was great behind me, and once we got the momentum early, we kept it the whole game.” Johnson spotted his fastball well all game long, and said he was most effective when mixing in some cutters and, eventually, some tight curveballs in the later innings. As a result, the Rockets were offbalance. Rock Falls hit eight fly-ball outs, grounded out eight times, and hit a pair of line drives right at Hubs left fielder Kevin Christensen.

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Rochelle’s Christian Burciaga stretches at first base to catch the ball moments before Rock Falls’ Trace Hippen crosses the bag during Saturday’s 3A Sterling Regional championship game at Gartner Park. The Rockets lost 6-0. Star of the game: Doug Johnson, Rochelle, 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 SO, 4 BB, 2 HBP; 2-run double Key performers: Aaron Mehrings, Rochelle, 2-run single, run scored; Jacob Mammosser, RF, single, 2 SBs, HBP Up next: 3A Rochelle Sectional semifinal, Rochelle vs. Boylan, 4 p.m. Thursday “It wasn’t so much what the pitcher was doing,” Rock Falls junior Jacob Mammosser said. “We had bad approaches today, we swung at a lot of bad pitches, and popped them up or rolled over them for grounders. It was just a bad day at the plate for all of us.” The Hubs (10-20-1) put the game away in the top of the fourth. Joyce, Christensen and TC Hager – the 7-8-9 hitters – drew consecutive walks to load the bases with one out. After Austin Donoho

struck out Jake Ryan, Aaron Mehrings ripped a first-pitch single to left to drive in Joyce and Christensen. Johnson followed with a two-run double over Erickson’s head in left, plating Hager and Mehrings. That chased Donoho after three innings (4 ER, 2 H, 3 SO, 4 BB), and Dustin Huycke (3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP) came on to put out the fire – but it was too late. “That inning was the dagger that killed us,” Mammosser said. “Our mood went down even more than when it was 2-0 right off the bat, and we didn’t play with any enthusiasm or intensity or pride after that.” It also supplied Johnson with plenty of insurance – and confidence – on the mound. With a six-run lead and a flawless defense behind him, Johnson allowed just four baserunners over the final four innings, giving way to Joyce to get the final two outs on grounders to second.

“The kids stayed patient, and we took advantage when Rock Falls gave us baserunners and chances to score,” Rochelle coach Nick Reineck said. “All year, we’ve struggled with timely hitting, and it was great to see the kids do that to put the game away today. We’re going to go back home with a ton of confidence.” The Hubs advance to the 3A Rochelle Sectional, where they will face Boylan – a 5-0 winner over Belvidere North on Saturday – in Thursday’s semifinals. It’s the second time Johnson and his fellow seniors have won a regional title as an underdog, and earned a trip back home for the sectional. “We did this my freshman year, but this is just really special right now,” Johnson said. “It means a lot to get the chance to play at home again, and we’ll be the underdog again, but hopefully we can upset some people – especially if we pitch, hit and field the way we did today.”


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ABOVE: Rock Falls softball players shake hands with Sterling after Saturday’s 3A Rock Falls Regional championship game. Sterling won 6-1. BELOW: Rock Falls’ Austin Donoho delivers a pitch during Saturday’s 6-0 loss to Rochelle in Sterling. Alex T. Paschal/

Amboy’s Micaela McCoy catches a fly ball in the outfield during Saturday’s 1A Pearl City Sectional championship game against Orangeville. The Clippers rallied for a 3-2 win in eight innings.

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Sterling’s Abri Hale dives to try and catch a foul ball during Saturday’s 3A Rock Falls Regional championship game against the Rockets.

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Amboy’s Madeline Ely is upended, but still manages to tag out Orangeville’s Morgan Stamm, who was trying to steal second during Saturday’s game in Pearl City.

Monday, June 2, 2014

SCOREBOARD Baseball CLASS 3A Sterling Regional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O3TERLING .O$IXON Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s.O2OCK&ALLS 3TERLING INN PPD TO4HURSDAY s.O2OCHELLEVS.O&REEPORT PPD TO4HURSDAY Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s.O2OCK&ALLS3TERLING s.O2OCHELLE .O&REEPORT Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s#HAMPIONSHIP 2OCHELLE 2OCK&ALLS Rochelle advances to Rochelle Sectional, vs. Boylan, 4 p.m. Thursday, June 5

CLASS 2A Morrison Sectional Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s %RIE 0ROPHETSTOWN VS "YRON PPD TO 4HURSDAY s 7ARREN 3TOCKTON VS !URORA #HRISTIAN PPDTO4HURSDAY Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s"YRON %RIE 0ROPHETSTOWN s!URORA#HRISTIAN 7ARREN 3TOCKTON Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s#HAMPIONSHIP "YRON !URORA#HRISTIAN Byron advances to Rock Island Supersectional, vs. Sherrard, 6 p.m. Monday

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box score 3A Sterling Regional at Gartner Park Championship




Clippers rally from early deficit DESTINEE


Junior Courtney Rhine started things for Amboy with a single up the middle in the seventh, and Hannah McCoy followed suit with another single. After a flyout, senior Kelsie Thurman broke the shutout by singling in Rhine, and Madeline Ely batted in McCoy to tie the score at two. Things were looking good for the Clippers, as they had runners on second and third with only one out. A ground ball to third changed that, as Thurman got stuck on the basepath and was ultimately tagged out at third. A strikeout followed to end the inning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They saved me,â&#x20AC;? Whitman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One out and tied, I held her at third, and she ends up not scoring. I was glad we were able to pull through.â&#x20AC;? Doege continued to roll, as she retired the side in order to set the stage for Oenesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; heroics. Doege picked up the win, going eight innings, giving up two runs, both unearned, and five hits, with three walks and three strikeouts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Karlee really settled down and focused on doing her job,â&#x20AC;? Whitman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She did one heck of a job today.â&#x20AC;?

Orangeville struck first in the second inning, as it took advantage of two throwing errors committed by Amboy (21-9). Both came on bunt situations, and both resulted in a run on the board for the Broncos. Oenes stopped the bleeding. With a runner on third, Orangevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Megan Stamm placed a hard bunt down the thirdbase line. It was fielded by Oenes, and she alertly faked a throw to first, and turned it around to catch the runner trying to take home. It kept a run off the board for the Broncos, but they still held a 2-0 lead after the second inning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was rough,â&#x20AC;? Oenes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always gotten knocked out in this game, and we were really trying to bring it home this time, and we never gave up. That was key. We needed to settle down. We earned it to make it this far, and needed to settle in and play our game.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we got those errors, we kind of got down on ourselves,â&#x20AC;? Doege said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we got back up once we started Alex T. Paschal/ hitting, and when Courtney started us off with a Amboy pitcher Karlee Doege catches a pop-up during Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1A Pearl City hit, we knew it was going Sectional championship game against Orangeville. The Clippers rallied from a to be a good inning.â&#x20AC;? 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in eight innings.

Softball CLASS 3A Rock Falls Regional Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O$IXON .O2OCHELLE Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O3TERLING $IXON INN Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O2OCK&ALLS .O-ENDOTA INN PPDTO4HURSDAY Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O2OCK&ALLS .O-ENDOTA Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP 3TERLING 2OCK&ALLS Sterling advances to Marengo Sectional, vs. Burlington Central, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Marengo Sectional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s3TERLINGVS"URLINGTON#ENTRAL PM Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s-ARENGOVS"ELVIDERE PM Saturday, June 7 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Barrington Supersectional vs. Ridgewood Sectional winner, 4:30 p.m. June 9

CLASS 1A Pearl City Sectional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s!MBOY (IAWATHA INN Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s/RANGEVILLE 0EARL#ITY Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP !MBOY /RANGEVILLE INN Amboy advances to DeKalb Supersectional, vs. Putnam County, 4:30 p.m. Monday 1A Supersectionals Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Normal s3OMONAUKVS7EST0RAIRIE PM Springfield s#AMP0OINT#ENTRALVS!LTAMONT PM DeKalb s!MBOYVS0UTNAM#OUNTY PM DuQuoin s4RICOVS.EW!THENS PM Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box sores 1A Pearl City Sectional Championship


3A Rock Falls Regional Championship

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ABOVE: Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Karlie Mellott slides safely into home during Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3A Rock Falls Regional championship game against the host Rockets. Mellott had a double, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored in a 6-1 win. BELOW: Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chelsi Blair singles with two outs in the fifth inning. Blair was thrown out trying to steal second moments later.

Warriors make most of chances; Rockets donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t NEAT CONTINUED FROM B1 Sterling advances to the Marengo Sectional semifinals, where it will meet Burlington Central at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love being in those situations, and my teammates did a great job of getting on base,â&#x20AC;? Mellott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was glad that I was able to make good contact and drive a couple of them in. It adds pressure, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good pressure.â&#x20AC;? It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the sort of pressure Ward (16-8) or Rock Falls (22-10) coach Kris Nunez wanted to be in. The hope had been to have the bases empty with Mellott batting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give credit to the girls ahead of her, and she does such a great job hitting in that spot,â&#x20AC;? Nunez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought Michaela pitched a really good game, they just took advantage of their chances, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? Sterling scored twice in the first, as Mellott drove in Stroup with a triple to left. Lauren Fritzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s groundout plated Mellott. With Sterling winning the previous meeting 1-0, it seemed like that might

be all the Warriors would need. Ward stepped to the plate to start the second and erased those doubts. She lofted a pitch high

to left field. The ball was pushed by the wind and landed over the fence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put the pitch right in the spot I wanted,â&#x20AC;? Staples said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She went

and got it. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a great hitter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weird, but I felt a little more relaxed after that. I was nervous at the start, and walked the first batter. There was a lot of people, but once we scored some runs, it got easier out there.â&#x20AC;? Staples finished with 11 strikeouts and one walk. The home run proved to be the lone run, and she allowed only four other hits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that was her best game of the year,â&#x20AC;? Mellott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to be a freshman and pitch in a game like this. She didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let the home run rattle her, and her changeup was working great.â&#x20AC;? The biggest jam for Staples came in the third, when back-to-back two-out singles by Kaylyn Booker and Paige Reynolds put runners on first and second. A wild pitch moved them up another 60 feet, but Staples got Kara Nehrkorn to chase an outside pitch for a strikeout to end the inning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the momentum shift right there,â&#x20AC;? Nunez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get runners on second and third, and you expect to score.

When you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, the momentum goes straight to the other team.â&#x20AC;? The Warriors attacked in the bottom of the inning, as Stroup was hit by a pitch and Nadia Trujillo singled with one out. That brought up Mellott, who doubled in Stroup. Sterling added two more runs, as one runner scored after a dropped third strike, and then Mellott scored on a bunt by Shannon Long. Sterling added one more run in the sixth when Gabby Sandoval scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded, and Mellot was at the plate. On a sunny, hot day, Ward threw 62 pitches in the third and fourth innings combined, and finished with 122 pitches in six innings. Staples didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach 60 pitches until the fifth inning, and finished with 102. Ward had 10 strikeouts, three walks and hit two batters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It came down to executing with runners on,â&#x20AC;? Nunez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They did, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. We had a great year, and you have hand it to Sterling. They did what they had to do.â&#x20AC;?

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CONTRACT SALESPERSON Selling aerial photography of farms on commission basis. $4225.00 first month guarantee. $1000 - $3000 weekly proven earnings. Travel required. More info or 877/882-3566

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


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Business Services

Genl. Contracting

Home Improvement

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We Buy & Sell Guns, Conceal Carry Classes, Gun Smithing, International Hunting Adventures, Professional Gun Dog Training, Puppies, Trap Shooting, Indoor/ Outdoor Pistol & Rifle Range Full Service Restaurant & Banquet Facilities, Sand Volleyball Leagues, Fishing & Camping

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

Power Washing Frank's Anything Power Washing Stripping Paint & Cleaning Homes, Decks, Driveways Commercial & Residential * Fully Insured * Call 815-213-0675

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AmeriGas, the nation's largest propane distributor, has an immediate opening for a detail oriented, customer focused Customer Relations Representative for our Rock Falls, IL location. We offer a full-time schedule, competitive wages, medical and dental benefits, 401(k) savings plan and a team environment. Requirements include a high school diploma(or equivalent), previous customer service experience and strong computer skills. Apply in person at: AmeriGas, Inc. 2701 E. Rock Falls Rd. Rock Falls, IL 61071 EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Detasslers Needed Paying Top $$ Contact: Max Gaumer: 815-441-3748 Mark Johnson: 815-622-8547 Tori Ladner: 228-236-5952 Experienced Drivers Regional drivers for area of Clinton, IA. Guaranteed to be home every weekend. Must have Class A CDL at least 2 yrs. OTR exp. Good driving record, good work history & excellent work ethic. Full Benefit Package! Naeve, Inc. 563-249-9292 Help Wanted: Summer helper/ 40 hrs. week/ $8.50 hr., must be at least 18 yrs. Old, have valid driver's license, minimum GED, able to lift 50 background lbs., checks conducted. may inDuties clude: yard work, prepare painting, apts., for new resigeneral dents, cleaning. Apply at WCHA, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls, IL. Mon.-Fri. 1-4 p.m. Or call (815)6250581. Applications thru. accepted Mon. 6/9/14. Equal Opportunity Employer Immediate Office Help Needed. Experience needed in reading blueprint and purchasing. a Multi-tasking must! Please send to Box replies #:1224 c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, Box 498, P.O. Sterling, IL 61081 Looking for HVAC with Technician service, installation and sheet metal fabrication experience. Able to lift and stand on feet for long durations. Able to be on call 1 night/week and 1 weekend/month . Must have installation and diagnostic skills. Would prefer someone with over 5 years experience. Must have EPA certification for freon handling. Please send resume to

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Massage Works needs a Sales/ Receptionist, T/Th 10-5:30, every other Friday 10-4 & every other Sat. 10-2. Apply in person: 206 E. 3rd St., Sterling, IL


NOW HIRING All Positions Apply at: Prophetstown Farmers Mutual Property Underwriter You will be responsible for evaluating, selecting, and pricing new and renewal business based on company standards. The bottom line: you will help the prospect cover their insurance needs in accordance with company guidelines. Inquire @ Reynoldswood Camp (Dixon) is hiring Summer Nurses, Cooks, Day Camp Coordinator, and 2014-2015 After School Program Coordinator. Visit www.reynolds to apply EOEAA Specialty Vehicle Dealership is seeking a full time technician with a minimum of 4 years automotive mechanical and 12 volt wiring experience. Candidate must possess good people skills and a willingness to learn. This position offers a comwage, petitive good benefits package and good working conditions. The deadline for submission is June 3, 2014 Please submit resume, salary requirement and 3 references to: Box #:1223 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

Summer Work Detasseling Contact: Rod Scott 815-626-8962 Sign up May 27th and 29th 6-7pm United Methodist Church 210 4th Ave. RF. Starting wages $9.25/hr, ages 13 & older.

Stop-N-Go is Now Hiring! Customer Service Reps in Rochelle & Dixon Customer Service Reps at Stop-N-Go provide fast, courteous and highquality service. Our CSRs are responsible for maintaining a well-stocked and clean store; achieving the highest sales volume possible; and helping ensure a safe and secure store environment. Please apply online at or pick-up an application at 1000 S. Seventh St., Rochelle or 1100 E. River Rd., Dixon.

Auction City Sales 2505 W. 4th St. Dixon, IL 61021 Tuesday, June 3, 2014 3:00 p.m

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Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not knowingly accept advertising which is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with companies with which you are not familiar. Winning Wheels has an opening for a part time Laundry Aide. Shifts will vary, but will be between the hours of 2:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Apply Online At: Or in person at: Winning Wheels 701 E 3rd St. Prophetstown, IL 61277, 815-5375168 (phone) Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screen Required.



NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))






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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151 Original WW2 model German K98 Mauser Rifle must have FOID card. $600 OBO 815-284-9967



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2000 Chevy S10, ext. cab, new tires, 145k. mi. runs good. $3,000 Call 817-240-4163 GE Under Counter dishwasher, good condition. $100 815-718-3040 Maytag gas stove CondiExcellent tion. $200 815718-3040 Range hood, white. $15, Call 815-718-3040

AIR CONDITIONERS 711 12,000 BTU Whoorlpool window A/C used 12 wks., $280 OBO 815-225-7904 6,000 BTU Haier Exc. condition. $80 OBO Call 815225-7904 New in box 10,000 Kenmore BTU window A/C. $300 OBO 815-225-904



5- Anderson 200 Series windows $1500 for all. New Mono Trusses 2' On center up to 2/12 Pitch. New Call for more info $2000. Call 815303-9321

Need a car sold?

Call, Stop in or visit our website classifieds Janet of Dixon sold her 2001 Buick Century Ltd., exc. condition., new tires/brakes, leather int., power windows/ seats. 90,100 mi. $5,600


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JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs.

U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs.

Raymond Vyas; et. al. DEFENDANTS

Timothy L. Gouldsberry a/k/a Timothy Gouldsberry; et. al.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/3/2014, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 7/17/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE EAST HALF OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 38 AND ALSO THE WEST 40 FEET OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK 31 IN RICHMOND'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF SUBLETTE AND THE VACATED PORTION OF CRAWFORD STREET, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, BLOCK 38 IN RICHMOND'S SECOND ADDITION TO SUBLETTE AND THENCE NORTHERLY ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE EAST AT A RIGHT ANGLE, THE DISTANCE OF 60 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK 31; THENCE SOUTH AT A RIGHT ANGLE, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK 31; THENCE WEST AT A RIGHT ANGLE, A DISTANCE OF 60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING; ALSO THAT PART OF SOUTH HALF OF VACATED THOMPSON STREET LINE ADJACENT TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 19-22-09-452-008 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 800 W. Gardner Street Sublette, IL 61367 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-31572. June 2, 9 & 16 2014 To: Richard H. Ng; Mary B. Ng; Kimberly Allison; Dan Allison; Tyler Allison; Andrew Allison; Occupant; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate. TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 36 Filed: May 1, 2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Whiteside Date Premises Sold November 2, 2011 Certificate No. 2010-00208 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable) THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: 713 West 3rd Street, Sterling, Illinois Property Index No. 11-21-357-012 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on October 31, 2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before October 31, 2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Whiteside County Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois, on November 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Hauptman. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before October 31, 2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois at the County Court House in Morrison, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk Address: 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, Telephone: (815) 772-5189 Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. Purchaser or Assignee Dated May 1, 2014 June 2, 3, 4, 2014

Notice To Bidders Notice is hereby given that Sterling 108 Township, Fourth Ave., Sterling, IL. 61081, will receive bids for roofing entire area of the Center For Youth building, including 2 skylights, until Tuesday June 10, 2014 10a.m., at which time bids publicly will be opened and read aloud. Sterling abides Township by prevailing wage for this project. Sterling Township reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive technicalities, and to accept the proposal that the Township Supervisor and the Board of Trustees believes to be in the best interest of Sterling Township. Matthew J. Howze Supervisor Fran Leal Township Clerk May 31, June 2nd 2014

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DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/3/2014, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 7/17/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE EASTERLY FIFTY-THREE (53) FEET OF LOT ONE (1) IN BLOCK FIVE (5) DEMENT'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DIXON, REFERENCE BEING MADE TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SAID PREMISES BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE, STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 07-08-05-176-026 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 813 W. 2nd Street Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

POSITION OPENINGS Pre-K Teacher Assistant: Savanna. 30 hrs/wk., 2014-2015 schoolyear; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in EEC. Pre-K Teacher: Rochelle. 40 hours/wk., 2014-2015 school-year; 0LQLPXP RI D %$ LQ (DUO\ &KLOGKRRG (GXFDWLRQ RU FORVHO\ UHODWHG ÂżHOG Pre-K Teacher Assistant: Rochelle. 30hrs/ wk., 2014-2015 school year; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. Bus Monitor: Rochelle. 30Hrs./ wk., 2014-2015 school-year; Minimum of high school diploma or GED and excellent driving record. Pre:K Teacher Assistant: Sterling. 30hrs./wk., 2014-2015 school-year; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. Sterling Infant- Toddler Teacher: 40 hrs./week, full year. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 'HJUHH LQ HDUO\ FKLOGKRRG FKLOG GHYHORSPHQW RU FORVHO\ UHODWHG ÂżHOG Food Service Worker: Sterling. 25 hrs./week; Minimum or high school diploma or GED. Valid Illinois driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Ogle County Parent-Child Educator: 30hrs./week, full year.. Minimum or AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. For information and application contract Tri-County Opportunities Council at 815-625-7830 or visit our website at Equal Opportunity Employer.






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If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

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will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on July 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at the Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $143,212.06. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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.

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The Southerly Sixty (60) feet of the Northerly One Hundred Twenty (120) feet of the Easterly One Hundred Thirty-five (135) feet of Lot Two (2) in Block Forty-eight (48) in the Town of North Dixon, (now a part of the City of Dixon,) all situated in the County of Lee in the State of Illinois.

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For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-30747. June 2, 9 & 16 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered in the above entitled cause on April 1, 2014, the following described real estate, to-wit:

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The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. June 2, 9, 16, 2014

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Team scores 1. Aurora Christian 46.5; 2. Eureka 42; 3. Tuscola 37; 4. Newman 30; 5. Illini West 24; 6. ErieProphetstown 21; 7. Oakwood 20; 7. Mooseheart 20; 7. Neoga 20; 7. Pleasant Plains 20; 11. Madison 19; 12. Lewistown 17; 12. Stewardson 17; 14. Tremont 16; 15. St. Thomas More 15; 15. Cumberland 15; 17. Athens 13; 17. Byron 13; 17. Carlinville 13; 17. IC Catholic 13; 17. Moweaqua Central A&M 13; 22. Leo 12; 22. Cisne 12; 22. Morrison 12; 22. Teutopolis 12; 26. Staunton 11; 27. Carmi-White County 10; 27. Tri-Valley 10; 27. Fulton 10; 27. Hillsboro 10; 27. Lena-Winslow 10; 27. Bureau Valley 10; 27. Paxton-Buckley-Loda 10; 27. Seneca 10; 35. Rushville-Industry 9; 35. Rockridge 9; 35. Tolono Unity 9; 38. Casey-Westfield 8; 38. Dwight 8; 38. Gillespie 8; 38. AnnawanWethersfield 8; 38. Knoxville 8; 38. Mendon Unity 8; 38. Peoria Christian 8; 38. Urbanan University 8; 46. Altamont 7; 46. F.W. Parker 7; 46. Clifton Central 7; 46. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 7; 50. Anna-Jonesboro 6; 50. Arcola 6; 50. Fairfield 6; 50. Macon-Meridian 6; 50. Shelbyville 6; 50. Wesclin 6; 50. Vienna 6; 57. Mercer County 5; 57. St. Benedict 5; 57. Marshall 5; 60. Argenta-Oreana 4; 60. Pana 4; 60. Holy Trinity 4; 60. North Boone 4; 60. North Mac 4; 65. Carrollton 3.5; 65. Vandalia 3.5; 65. North Greene 3.5; 68. Arthur-Lovington 3; 68. Auburn 3; 68. Flanagan 3; 68. Kewanee 3; 68. Liberty 3; 73. Catlin 2; 73. Chicago University 2; 73. St. Anthony 2; 73. Lisel 2; 73. Litchfield 2; 73. Newton 2; 73. Oregon 2; 73. Chicago Christian 2; 81. Elmwood 1; 81. Henry-Senachwine 1; 81. Momence 1; 81. Southwestern 1; Sesser-Valier 1; 81. Lowpoint-Washburn 1; 81. Westmont 1.

Team scores 1. Cahokia 90; 2. Kaneland 84; 3. Burlington Central 38; 4. Cabondale 34; 5. Dunbar 33; 6. Sycamore 26; 7. Galesburg 25; 8. Dixon 23; 9. Dunlap 22; 9. Glenbard South 22; 11. Mascoutah 19; 11. Normal U-High 19; 13. Illiana Christian 18; 14. Jacksonville 16; 15. Rich Central 14; 15. Vernon Hills 14; 17. Geneseo 13; 18. Chatham Glenwood 12; 18. LaSalle-Peru 12; 18. Marion 12; 18. Rantoul 12; 22. Harrisburg 11; 22. Plano 11; 24. Charleston 10; 24. Phillips 10; 24. Urban Prep Charter-Bronzeville 10; 24. Metamora 10; 24. Mt. Vernon 10; 24. Peoria Notre Dame 10; 24. Salem 10; 31. MahometSeymour 9; 31. Springfield 9; 33. Mattoon 8; 33. Olympia 8; 33. Wheaton Academy 8; 33. Frankfort 8; 37. Morgan Park 7; 37. Marian 7; 37. Marengo 7; 40. St. Viator 6; 40. Payton 6; 40. Hillcrest 6; 40. Massac County 6; 40. Fenwick 6; 40. Richwoods 6; 40. Rochester 6; 47. Aurora Catholic 5; 47. Champaign Centennial 5; 47. Peoria Central 5; 47. Triad 5; 52. Bloomington Central Catholic 4; 52. Springfield Lanphier 4; 52. Watseka 4; 52. Winnebago 4; 56. Champaign Central 3; 56. Pontiac 3; 56. Springfield Southeast 3; 59. Centralia 2; 59. Harlan 2; 59. East Peoria 2; 59. Greenville 2; 59. Johnsburg 2; 59. Woodstock North 2; 65. Highland 1; 65. Rockford Christian 1. Long jump 1. Ben Barnes (Kaneland) 23-5; 2. Jamari Ward (Cahokia) 22-10 1/2; 3. George Washington (Rantoul) 22-3 1/2; 4. Davion McManis (Dunlap) 21-6; 5. Barry Richardson (Mascoutah) 21-5 1/2; 6. Austin Kidwell (Watseka) 21-4 1/2; 7. Daryl Jackson (Lanphier) 21-3 1/4; 8. Brandon Blankenship (Glenbard South) 21-2 1/2; 9. Roman Hill (Centralia) 21-2 1/4 Local: 11. JD Gieson (Dixon) 20-8 3/4

Long jump 1. Corey Kersey (Neoga) 22-6 1/2; 2. Marcus Sitko (Staunton) 22-2; 3. Brady Rude (Newman) 21-5 1/2; 4. Bryan Heath (Rockridge) 21-5; 5. Sylvester Pydych (St. Benedict) 21-4 1/4; 6. Austin Wenskunas (Argenta-Oreana) 21-4; 7. Michael Randall (Knoxville) 31-3 1/4; 8. Tom Reents (Litchfield) 21-3 1/2; 9. Tyler Baxter (Sesser-Valier) 21-3 Pole vault 1. Jack Denby (Carlinville) 16-3; 2. Riley Smith (Casey-Westfield) 15-6; 3. Matt McCoy (Lewistown) 15-6; 4. Noah Calvert (Hillsboro) 14-6; 5. Monte Wolke (Cumberland) 14-0; 6. (tie) Josh Schien (Aurora Christian), Curtis Gordon (Vandalia) 14-0; 8. Brock Mammoser (Newton) 14-0; 9. Andrew McWhorter (Teutopolis) 13-9 High jump 1. Derek Wegman (Tri-Valley) 6-9; 2. Matt Utterback (Pleasant Plains) 6-8; 3. Tyler Owen (Georgetown-Ridge Farm) 6-7; 4. Noah Adams (Meridian) 6-5; 5. Alex Blickhan (Mendon Unity) 6-5; 6. (tie) Cody Leonard (Carrollton), Logan Ross (North Greene) 6-5; 8. Bryan Heath (Rockridge) 6-3; 9. Luke Rasmuson (Lowpoint-Washburn) 6-3 Shot put 1. Jason Fry (Stewardson-Strasburg) 56-8 1/4; 2. Stephen Gibson (Tuscola) 52-3 1/4; 3. Terron Bell (Leo) 52-2; 4. Steve Wells (Anna-Jonesboro) 52-1 3/4; 5. Ross Sealby (Byron) 52-1; 6. Landon Rosenboom (Clifton Central) 51-10 1/4; 7. Nick Olson (Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland) 51-2 1/4; 8. Nick Barr (Catlin) 50-9 3/4; 9. Clayton Turner (Tuscola) 49-11 1/4 Triple jump 1. Corey Kersey (Neoga) 47-2 1/4; 2. Ben Montgomery (Athens) 45-9 3/4; 3. Noah Wolff (F.W. Parker) 45-0 3/4; 4. Darrian Crawford (Madison) 43-6; 5. Tyler Rubarts (Paxton-Buckley-Loda) 43-6; 6. Chris Walker (North Boone) 43-0 3/4; 7. Alex Blickhan (Mendon Unity) 42-9 1/4; 8. Nolan McGinn (Newman) 42-6 3/4; 9. Jeremy Kalicum (Mooseheart) 42-3 1/2 Discus 1. Jonah Walker (Aurora Christian) 165-10; 2. Blaze Murfin (Illini West) 165-4; 3. Jason Fry (Stewardson-Strasburg) 164-10; 4. Stephen Gibson (Tuscola) 159-6; 5. Nick Matthews (Cisne) 158-5; 6. Daniel Ryan (North Mac) 157-7; 7. Colton Yeakley (Arthur-Lovington) 157-1; 8. Troy Pudlas (Oregon) 156-7; 9. Manning Plater (Rushville-Industry) 153-6 3,200 relay 1. Pleasant Plain 8:00.38; 2. Urbana University 8:01.87; 3. Byron 8:03.76; 4. Shelbyville 8:03.94; 5. Bureau Valley (Kane Eastwood, Ryan Taylor, Colton Peterson, Daniel Trone) 8:09.08; 6. Dwight 8:10.73; 7. Liberty 8:12.32; 8. Chicago Christian 8:12.65; 9. Newman (Bryson Reyes, Quincy Coomes, Drew Rosengren, Micah Trancoso) 8:13.99 400 relay 1. Eureka 42.90; 2. Aurora Christian 42.95; 3. Erie-Prophetstown (Jack Bauer, Dvaree Thompson, Grant Ames, Chris Bauer) 43.56; 4. Arcola 43.68; 5. Leo 43.99; 6. Pana 44.20; 7. Staunton 44.22; 8. Rushville-Industry 44.37; 9. Southwestern 44.51 3,200 1. Jon Davis (Oakwood) 9:21.24; 2. Nick Hess (St. Thomas More) 9:23.90; 3. Eric Ponder (Tuscola) 9:25.05; 4. Corbin Kakac (Fairfield) 9:44.34; 5. Caleb Imig (Tremont) 9:45.42; 6. Tanner Chada (Aurora Christian) 9:46.21; 7. Rolando Aguilar (Kewanee) 9:52.79; 8. Jacob Meyer (Chicago University) 9:54.34; 9. Alex Pettis (Henry-Senachwine) 9:54.82 110 hurdles 1. Tommy Lovett (Seneca) 14.67; 2. Josh Kirby (Peoria Christian) 14.87; 3. Nick Matthews (Cisne) 14.99; 4. Brady Crane (Rushville-Industry) 15.10; 5. Regan Todhunter (Newman) 15.17; 6. Aaron Luesse (Tolono Unity) 15.20; 7. Joe Feemolu (Mooseheart) 15.22; 8. Vaughn Gentzler (PaxtonBuckley-Loda) 15.28; 9. Allen Cook (Momence) 16.53 100 1. Brett Charlton (Eureka) 10.90; 2. Broc Smith (Tuscola) 10.92; 3. Andre McGill (Madison) 10.93; 4. Jared Sholl (Illini West) 10.97; 5. Chris Neeld (Mercer County) 11.03; 6. Jordan Rowell (IC Catholic) 11.05; 7. Brady Rude (Newman) 11.09; 8. Ryan Mayberry (Morrison) 11.13; 9. Justin Goff (Wesclin) 11.24

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Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Simon Thorpe runs with the pack during the 1,600-meter run Saturday at the 2A state finals at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Stadium in Charleston. Thorpe finished sixth in the event in 4:24.53. He also placed second in the 3,200 in 9:27.50, helping the Dukes to an eighth-place finish as a team.

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Dukes battle for eighth-place finish in 2A BY BRIAN WEIDMAN 800-798-4085, ext. 5551

CHARLESTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Simon Thorpe was hoping to finish his storied high school career with a state championship, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite happen. The Dixon senior settled for second place in the 3,200, but led the Dukes to an eighth-place finish at the Class 2A state track & field meet that wrapped up Saturday at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Dixon scored points in four of five events it qualified for the finals in, and amassed 23 points. Cahokia won its fourth straight title with 90 points. Thorpe, who finished seventh in the 3,200 as a junior, was one of the favorites coming into the race this year, and was in good position through two laps. He was in second place, in hot pursuit of the eventual winner, Glenbard Southâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joe Singleton, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep pace as the race wore on. Singleton won in 9:19.48, and Thorpe (9:27.50) had to fight off Mascoutahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noah Affolder (9:29.18) for second place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was content with my race, but I envisioned winning it,â&#x20AC;? said Thorpe, who was also a cross country standout at Dixon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When [Singleton] made

Top Dukes s3IMON4HORPENDIN  6th in 1,600) s+YLIAN,ALLYRDIN s RELAYTEAMTHPLACE a move, I just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any answers. I feel like I put it all out there.â&#x20AC;? Thorpe also ran the 1,600, and placed sixth with a time of 4:24.53. Kylian Lally made the most of his one and only season on the Dixon track team. He placed third in the 800 with a time of 1:55.74, a personal best by .03 seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels good to make some noise down at state,â&#x20AC;? Lally said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my first year, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty proud of it.â&#x20AC;? Lally was back in the pack after the first lap, but a surge around the first corner got him into second place, behind eventual winner J.D. LaFayette, who went on to set a 2A record with a time of 1:51.48. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going into that first curve, I knew I had to do something, because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be back there with all those people,â&#x20AC;? Lally said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was counting all the people in front of me, and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get fifth or sixth.â&#x20AC;? Lally also teamed with Alex LaMendola, Matt Coffey and JD Gieson to place sixth in the

1,600 with a season-best time of 3:24.34. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We actually just wanted to get on the podium,â&#x20AC;? LaMendola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be on the grass. The grass is too hot for us. We wanted to be up on the wood. The wood is a lot cooler.â&#x20AC;? Gieson entered the long jump finals in ninth position after a preliminary-round leap of 20 feet, 8 3/4 inches. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t improve on that in the finals, and got passed by two jumpers to wind up 11th. Gieson fouled on his first two jumps in the finals, then managed just a 20-5 on his final attempt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to move back to at least make sure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get a jump in,â&#x20AC;? Gieson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I moved back a foot, and took off at least a foot behind the board. It was disappointing. You always just want to do it. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got next year,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; because you never know.â&#x20AC;? Freshman distance runners Brayden Hamblen of Rock Falls and Jon Landis of Sterling competed in the 3,200. Hamblen finished 17th with a time of 9:53.89, while Landis was 21st in 10:00.59. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just happy that I made it to state,â&#x20AC;? Landis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not everybody gets to run here, so even if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a PR, I still feel like I accomplished something. I still feel like I did my part.â&#x20AC;?

800 1. Michael Brown (Carmi-White County) 1:54.33; 2. Tye Sutherland (Cumberland) 1:54.68; 3. Tristan Fox (Lena-Winslow) 1:56.12; 4. Wal Khat (Mooseheart) 1:56.43; 5. Andrew Warnes (Tolono Unity) 1:56.45; 6. Michael Cook (AnnawanWethersfield) 1:56.64; 7. Andy Arenz (Auburn) 1:56.70; 8. Andrew Gardewine (St. Anthony) 1:57.32; 9. T.J. Pitcock (Byron) 1:57.43

Pole vault 1. Tyler Jourdan (Salem) 15-6; 2. Chase Black (Charleston) 15-3; 3. Joseph McDanel (Mt. Vernon) 15-0; 4. Dylan Kuipers (Kaneland) 14-9; 5. Trevor Dowell (Glenwood) 14-0; 6. Brennen Shobe (Mahomet-Seymour) 13-9; 7. Triston Ballinger (Olympia) 13-6; 8. Jimmy Krenger (Woodstock North) 13-6; 9. Dan Evers (Kaneland) 13-3 High jump 1. Logan Zeman (LaSalle-Peru) 6-8; 2. Hunter Johnson (Frankfort) 6-7; 3. Matthew Martinson (Chicago Heights Marian) 6-7; 4. Alex King (Massac County) 6-7; 5. Darryl Sullivan (Marion) 6-6; 6. Jack Curtis (Glenbard South) 6-5; 7. DeVante Clark (Jacksonville) 6-4; 8. David Black (Centennial) 6-4; 9. Quinn Halversen (Rockford Christian) 6-2 Shot put 1. Nate Dyer (Kaneland) 58-2 1/4; 2. Sam Sikon (Carbondale) 56-8 1/2; 3. Trevor Fox (Dunlap) 55-4 1/2; 4. Keith King (Richwoods) 54-8 1/2; 5. Alex Smnyder (Kaneland) 54-5 1/2; 6. Evan Short (Sycamore) 52-1 1/4; 7. Nick Verbeck (Geneseo) 52-0; 8. Brett Kowalczyk (LaSalle-Peru) 50-8; 9. Daniall Akins (Cahokia) 50-3 3/4 Triple jump 1. Jamari Ward (Cahokia) 47-8 3/4; 2. Jalon Monigan (Cahokia) 46-3 1/4; 3. Carsen Cash (Marion) 45-3; 4. Luther Newburn (Hillcrest) 44-11 1/4; 5. Matt Hartnett (Roxana) 44-8; 6. Brandon Ruffin (Peoria) 44-5 1/2; 7. Shaun Wollenweber (Plano) 44-2 1/4; 8. Jon McDermott (Plano) 44-0 3/4; 9. Ryan Grizzard (Centennial) 43-7 3/4 Discus 1. A.J. Marmion (Geneseo) 171-2; 2. Jacob Wagner (Mattoon) 160-5; 3. Ry Schmidt (Carbondale) 159-0; 4. Sam Sikon (Carbondale) 156-0; 5. Tyrin White (Rantoul) 155-11; 6. Trevor Fox (Dunlap) 153-9; 7. Nate Dyer (Kaneland) 152-4; 8. Chris Smith (Winnebago) 151-9; 9. Chris Crawford (Lanphier) 149-9 3,200 relay 1. Illiana Christian 7:46.38; 2. Kaneland 7:49.33; 3. Cahokia 7:54.46; 5. Springfield 7:54.71; 5. Metamora 7:59.01; 6. Olympia 8:02.44; 7. Champaign Central 8:02.68; 8. Johnsburg 8:04.07; 9. Highland 8:08.86 400 relay 1. Cahokia 42.23; 2. Dunbar 42.58; 3. Galesburg 42.59; 4. Burlington Central 42.77; 5. Jacksonville 42.88; 6. Triad 42.96; 7. Plano 43.01; 8. Dunlap 43.45 3,200 1. Joe Singleton (Glenbard South) 9:19.48; 2. Simon Thorpe (Dixon) 9:27.50; 3. Noah Affolder (Mascoutah) 9:29.18; 4. Nick Brey (St. Viator) 9:32.64; 5. Alex Keeble (Mahomet-Seymour) 9:35.09; 6. Kyle Whitney (Vernon Hills) 9:41.35; 7. Colin DeYoung (Illiana Christian) 9:41.37; 8. Anthony Holshouser (Dunlap) 9:43.55; 9. Eli Hill (Normal U-High) 9:44.74 Locals: 17. Brayden Hamblen (Rock Falls) 9:53.89; 21. Jonathon Landis (Sterling) 10:00.59 110 hurdles 1. Gary Hickman (Cahokia) 14.42; 2. Logan Schneider (Sycamore) 14.47; 3. Lucas Ege (Burlington Central) 14.49; 4. Evan Lowry (Payton) 14.88; 5. Korrion Session (Cahokia) 14.93; 6. Brock Robertson (Kaneland) 15.15; 7. Dylan Nauert (Kaneland) 15.16; 8. Allen Terry (Champaign Centennial) 15.25; 9. Patrick Lefevre (Aurora Central Catholic) 15.43 100 1. Demoria Harris (Dunbar) 10.83; 2. Dion Hooker (Sycamore) 10.84; 3. Jarrell Jackson (Marengo) 10.92; 4. Josh Eiker (Galesburg) 10.94; 5. Pat Cicciarelli (Notre Dame) 10.95; 6. Franklin Hunt (Rich Central) 11.04; 7. Javon Montgomery (Plano) 11.10; 8. Ty Seager (Wheaton Academy) 11.12; 9. Adam Nelson (Triad) 11.19 800 1. J.D. LaFayette (Normal U-High) 1:51.48; 2. Matt Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor (Burlington Central) 1:55.13; 3. Kylian Lally (Dixon) 1:55.74; 4. Luke Horton (Harrisburg) 1:56.18; 5. Kevin Vroegh (Illiana Christian) 1:56.55; 6. Javier Montelongo (Aurora Catholic) 1:56.64; 7. Zac Justus (Pontiac) 1:56.71; 8. Taylor Garrett (Charleston) 1:56.88; 9. Connor Stine (Olympia) 1:57.15

800 relay 1. Eureka 1:29.56; 2. Aurora Christian 1:29.66; 3. Erie-Prophetstown (Grant Ames, Kyle Pannier, Dvaree Thompson, Chris Bauer) 1:29.81; 4. Madison 1:30.45; 5. Knoxville 1:30.50; 6. Newman (Micah Trancoso, Nolan McGinn, Ethan Nash, Brady Rude) 1:30.78; 7. Fulton (Rodney Gossard, Jason Osborn, Devin Kuehl, Bryce Holesinger) 1:31.43; 8. IC Catholic 1:31.87; 9. Rockridge 1:32.45

800 relay 1. Phillips 1:28.03; 2. Cahokia 1:28.40; 3. Kaneland 1:29.00; 4. Rich Central 1:29.08; 5. Dunbar 1:29.61; 6. Galesburg 1:29.97; 7. Rochester 1:30.31; 8. Winnebago 1:30.86; 9. Dunlap 1:31.25 400 1. Jeremiah Watson (Urban Prep-Bronzeville) 48.26; 2. DeVante Clark (Jacksonville) 48.43; 3. Brandon Riley (Morgan Park) 49.37; 4. Tayvonne Landry (Carbondale) 49.49; 5. Will Moore (Metamora) 49.96; 6. Nathaniel Kucera (Kaneland) 50.00; 7. Matt Ruff (Wheaton Academy) 50.03; 8. Kyle Carter (Kaneland) 51.53; 9. Michael Giovannelli (Chatham Glenwood) 1:10.17

400 1. Jason Pokalsey (Moweaqua Central A&M) 49.07; 2. Johnathan Harrell (Aurora Christian) 49.34; 3. Andrew Sharp (Altamont) 49.49; 4. Ryan Mayberry (Morrison) 49.89; 5. Ben Montgomery (Athens) 50.54; 6. Kurterry Singleton (Holy Trinity) 50.55; 7. Tristan Fox (Lena-Winslow) 50.69; 8. Kyle Blievernicht (Teutopolis) 50.71; 9. Tim Doll (Westmont) 51.28

300 hurdles 1. Lucas Ege (Burlington Central) 37.34; 2. Gary Hickman (Cahokia) 38.20; 3. Dylan Nauert (Kaneland) 38.22; 4. Brock Robertson (Kaneland) 39.27; 5. Korrion Session (Cahokia) 39.46; 6. Michael Billington (Bloomington Central Catholic) 39.80; 7. Aaron Cable (Rochester) 39.88; 8. Devon Leitschuh (Greenville) 39.95; 9. Kalvin Johnson (Centralia) 40.56

300 hurdles 1. Matt McCoy (Lewistown 39.32; 2. Drew Cook (Gillespie) 39.40; 3. Bryce Holesinger (Fulton) 39.61; 4. Trenton Lowery (Vienna) 39.71; 5. Ronnie Drummond (Wesclin) 39.75; 6. Cole Deming (Hillsboro) 39.97; 7. Logan Podowicz (Clifton Central) 40.19; 8. Vaughn Gentzler (Paxton-BuckleyLoda) 40.20; 9. Riley Drees (Teutopolis) 40.32

1,600 1. Ben Mohrdieck (Vernon Hills) 4:20.71; 2. J.D. LaFayette (Normal U-High) 4:21.26; 3. Murphy Affolder (Mascoutah) 4:22.40; 4. Salvatore Flight (Fenwick) 4:22.88; 5. Joe Singleton (Glenbard South) 4:23.71; 6. Simon Thorpe (Dixon) 4:24.53; 7. David Modert (Mt. Vernon) 4:24.58; 8. Matt Church (East Peoria) 4:26.06; 9. David Sias (Springfield) 4:29.86

1,600 1. Jon Davis (Oakwood) 4:20.07; 2. Caleb Imig (Tremont) 4:21.80; 3. Nick Hess (St. Thomas More) 4:23.14; 4. Eric Ponder (Tuscola) 4:23.17; 5. Ben Scamihorn (Marshall) 4:23.71; 6. Michael Cook (Annawan-Wethersfield) 4:23.58; 7. Cory Landon (Carlinville) 4:24.62; 8. Daniel Plunkett (Pleasant Plains) 4:26.45; 9. Nick Porter (PaxtonBuckley-Loda) 4:28.54 200 1. Jacob Sholl (Illini West) 22.01; 2. Brady Rude (Newman) 22.29; 3. Jordan Rowell (IC Catholic) 22.29; 4. Brett Charlton (Eureka) 22.32; 5. Johnathan Harrell (Aurora Christian) 22.40; 6. Ryan Mayberry (Morrison) 22.41; 7. Jason Pokalsey (Moweaqua Central A&M) 22.79; 8. Aaron Harris (Lisle) 22.86; 9. Broc Smith (Tuscola) 23.11

200 1. Demoria Harris (Dunbar) 21.60; 2. Josh Eiker (Galesburg) 21.75; 3. Tayvonne Landry (Carbondale) 22.11; 4. Dion Hooker (Sycamore) 22.13; 5. Pat Cicciarelli (Peoria Notre Dame) 22.22; 6. Franklin Hunt (Rich Central) 22.34; 7. Ty Seager (Wheaton Academy) 22.39; 8. Dontae Adams (Harlan) 22.40; 9. Jack Curtis (Glenbard South) 22.46

1,600 relay 1. Mooseheart 3:24.48; 2. Teutopolis 3:26.30; 3. Erie-Prophetstown (Kyle Pannier, Chris Bauer, Dvaree Thompson, Grant Ames) 3:26.51; 4. Eureka 3:26.70; 5. Bureau Valley (Daniel Trone, Tucker Schoff, Colton Peterson, Kane Eastwood) 3:26.78; 6. Dwight 3:27.42; 7. Tremont 3:28.33; 8. Cumberland 3:29.25; 9. Elmwood 3:32.76

1,600 relay 1. Cahokia 3:17.66; 2. Kaneland 3:18.46; 3. Burlington Central 3:19.92; 4. Chatham Glenwood 3:20.29; 5. Harrisburg 3:20.96; 6. Dixon (Alex LaMendola, Matt Coffey, JD Gieson, Kylian Lally) 3:24.34; 7. Springfield Southeast 3:25.25; 8. Springfield 3:25.49; 9. Peoria Central 3:28.15

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brayden Hamblen runs in the 3,200 on Saturday at the 2A state finals in Charlston. The freshman finished in 17th place in 9 minutes, 53.89 seconds.





Erie-Prophetstown’s Grant Ames (left) and Bureau Valley’s Kane Eastwood get the baton for the last leg of the Class 1A 1,600-meter relay Saturday at the state track meet in Charleston. The Panthers finished second with a time of 3:26.51, while the Storm were fifth in 3:26.78.

ABOVE: Fulton’s Bryce Holesinger shakes hands with Gillespie’s Drew Cook (left) and Lewistown’s Matt

McCoy on Saturday at the state track meet in Charleston. Holesinger finished third behind the two runners in the 300 hurdles. Holesinger’s time was 39.61 seconds. BELOW LEFT: Oregon’s Troy Pudlas throws the discus during the 1A finals. Pudlas placed eighth.

Newman’s Regan Todhunter competes in the 110 hurdles Saturday in the 1A finals at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston. Todhunter finished fifth in 15.17 seconds.

Sterling freshman Jonathon Landis runs during the 2A 3,200 on Saturday. Landis was one of three locals in the event, including Dixon’s Simon Thorpe and Rock Falls’ Brayden Hamblen. Landis finished 21st in 10:00.59.

Newman’s Brady Rude (left) and Morrison’s Ryan Mayberry look at the scoreboard after the 100 dash during the 1A finals Saturday in Charleston. Rude finished seventh in 11.09 seconds, and Mayberry was eighth in 11.13 seconds. The two Three Rivers runners competed against each other all season.

Dixon’s Kylian Lally helps the Dukes to a sixth-place finish in the 1,600 relay during the 2A state finals in Charleston on Saturday. Dixon’s time was 3:24.37.