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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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
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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 www.helpamericanheroes.com 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,
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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 couldnâ€™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 Adamâ€™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 Baptistâ€™s Sunday services. Then the church held a car show and a mini parade. Proceeds from both daysâ€™ events went to the cause. So far, heâ€™s hit â€œthe high 50sâ€? when it comes to donations, Stoltzfus said.
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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 Ivanâ€™s efforts, he said. The post also held a beanbag tourney, a 50/50 raffle, and donated some of the dayâ€™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, couldnâ€™t make it â€“ heâ€™s recovering from yet another surgery â€“ but his family was there
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internal stuff.â€? Aneda said the muscle is torn from the bone and skin is torn from the muscle. While itâ€™s nice to start walking again, itâ€™s frustrating how painful any movement can be. â€œI just donâ€™t have that spring in my step,â€? Aneda said. â€œIt still hurts too much to run, and I havenâ€™t even tried the bike yet. Iâ€™m trying my best to carry on, but itâ€™s painful.â€? While the decision not to prosecute didnâ€™t come as a surprise, it was still disappointing, Aneda said. â€œI wasnâ€™t surprised, because of the Illinois statutes, but with the severity of the attack, it just seems that something should have happened,â€? 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, Ogleâ€™s animal control administrator, said the county can cite an owner of dogs running loose dogs, but â€œthereâ€™s not a fine if a dog bites.â€? Vanessa Scott, Whiteside Countyâ€™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€™s race Quinn heads into campaign without plan he says is necessary to avoid budget cuts SPRINGFIELD (AP) â€“ The end of Illinois lawmakersâ€™ spring session leaves Gov. Pat Quinn pursuing re-election in a position he wasnâ€™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€™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€™s personal appeals to them. On one hand, Quinn can claim he has been upfront with voters, laying out the stateâ€™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€™s likely to quickly push for the tax hike after the vote. And he wasnâ€™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€œHe did put himself out on a limb, politically,â€? said Christopher Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. â€œNow 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€œincomplete budgetâ€? makes him vulnerable in the race with Rauner. the blame and none of the benefit.â€? 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€œMy expectation is, youâ€™ll have a clear line of division going into the election,â€? Madigan told reporters. â€œPeople can make their choice.â€? Rauner and other Republicans have vowed to fight any tax increase. The Winnetka venture capitalist has accused Quinn of â€œplaying political gamesâ€? on the tax and released robocalls in
Democratic lawmakersâ€™ districts pushing opposition to the tax extension. â€œThis phony budget is an unsurprising, yet tragic, conclusion to 5 years of failure under Pat Quinn,â€? Rauner said in a statement. But he has yet to release details of his own spending plan, saying only that it is coming â€œsoon.â€? 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€™s office has defended his push for the extension as the â€œhonest choice.â€? 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€™s 71 Democrats supported the measure. â€œHe doesnâ€™t make decisions on the basis of how
it impacts him politically,â€? Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said of the governor. â€œHe wanted to do the right thing, regardless of the political [impact].â€? 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€™t approve Quinnâ€™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€™s minimum wage, a big priority for Quinn and state Democrats in parallel with a national push by the party. â€œThe governor has not been able to get everyone on the same page,â€? said Jonathan Jackson at Southern Illinois Universityâ€™s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. â€œOnce 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€?
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AMBOY â€“ 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
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Chevrolet, 1824 Locust St. The drawing is part of the â€œGoing the Extra Mileâ€? giveaway contest. Students from both schools were able to enter, and were eligible based upon
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IN BRIEF Local groups, Bivins set to help recycle DIXON â€“ 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€“ 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@ rockfalls61071.com or 815-622-1140; or the anonymous reward hotline Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.
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ROCK FALLS â€“ 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€“ 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€“ 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€œstoriesâ€? with his family and adored his grandchildren and his faithful and loyal â€œgrand dogsâ€?. 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 www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
Sue L. Hippert FRANKLIN GROVE â€“ 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€™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 www.thejonesfh.com.
Duane C. Shank CHADWICK â€“ 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 www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
Nancy G. Rugh DIXON â€“ 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.
Dewitt K. â€˜Spudâ€™ Beswick MORRISON â€“ Dewitt K. â€œSpudâ€? 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€œBettyâ€? (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€™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 www.bosmarenkes.com.
Glenn A. Goss STERLING â€“ 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€™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€˜Jackâ€™ Lewis Schuler DIXON â€“ John â€œJackâ€? 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€“ 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€“ advice she said would serve them well throughout their lives. â€œFour years ago, we were in this exact place,â€? Plumb said. â€œWe 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€™ve sprinted through moments when we should have jogged.â€? Whether they be small moments or lifeâ€™s milestones, they should be enjoyed to their fullest, Plumb said. â€œI ask you to look at the class in its entirety today,â€? Plumb said. â€œTake 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€? Salutatorian Annalise Ankney also paid tribute to the people who played key roles in getting the graduates to this special day. â€œWithout our parents, teachers, friends and family, we wouldnâ€™t be here,â€? 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€œSurround yourself with positive people,â€? Ankney said. â€œLife is too short to spend around people who bring you down. Itâ€™s up to you to surround yourself with those people who will be there in good and bad times.â€? Pam Tourtillott, Dixon School Board president, surprised the graduates with an idea for closing the gap between the generations â€“ she put her address
SAN ANTONIO (AP) â€“ Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the countryâ€™s favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of â€œThe Brady Bunch,â€? 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€™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€™ loyal Alice, Davis was the razor-tongued secretary on another stalwart TV sitcom, â€œThe Bob Cummings Show,â€? 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€œI know at least a couple hundred glamour gals who are starving in this town,â€? she told the Los Angeles Times in 1955, the year the Cummings show began its 4-year run. â€œIâ€™d rather be myself and eating.â€?
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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€œTake a breath, smile, look around and absorb this â€˜remember whenâ€™ moment,â€? Tourtillott said. â€œThis class left its mark. Leave with a sense of pride, and leave your footprint on the world.â€? Tourtillott expressed her hope that some of the graduates would decide to leave that footprint in their hometown. â€œI hope to see one of you up here speaking to the class of 2024,â€? 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€™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€™s 2014 valedictorian, smiles after delivering her speech to her classmates.
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EDITORIALS FROM YESTERYEAR | 1939
From our archives: Looking back at Hitlerâ€™s â€˜great mistakeâ€™ Note to readers â€“ 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€“ June 3, 1939
omeday it may prove to have been Hitlerâ€™s great mistake â€“ 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€œancient German living room,â€? 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€œwould know what to do.â€? Thus, it may come to pass that Hitlerâ€™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€“ June 3, 1939
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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€œsquads rightâ€? and â€œhit the deckâ€? might be learned in less time than is given to them. So they could. But what canâ€™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€™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€“ June 1, 1939
4HE JUDICIAL ELECTION 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€™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€™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€™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€™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€œListen,â€? said the governor. â€œHear that? Isnâ€™t it wonderful?â€? 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€“ June 3, 1939
WASHINGTON â€“ â€œOMG!â€? said the White House mice recently. â€œOur time is running out!â€? (â€œMiceâ€? 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€™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€œThe last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kidsâ€™ health,â€? she warned. Now, this is a huge debate, every bit as heated as the Reagan administrationâ€™s attempt to have ketchup count as a vegetable in school lunches. Michelleâ€™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€™s foreign policy legacy. As he boasts of ending the war in Iraq and promising to bring combat troops home from Afghanistan by yearâ€™s end, Obama is being pummeled daily by Republicans complaining heâ€™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€™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€™re responsible for their own security by 2015. At West Pointâ€™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€œJust because we have the best hammer doesnâ€™t mean every problem is a nail,â€? he said, waxing unusually poetic. Nonetheless, added the president who ordered the surge in Afghanistan, the United States â€œmust always lead on the world stage,â€? and the military is the â€œbackboneâ€? of that leadership. In other words, if and when itâ€™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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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€™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€™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€“ 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€™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€™s group, 5:30-7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St.,
Dixon, email@example.com or 815625-0333. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Menâ€™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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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
well held. Since North could have still looked for a 4-4 spade fit at the three-level, South made the same rebid that he would have produced if East had remained silent.
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May Student of the Month Darien Bardoner D arien Bardoner, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High Schoolâ€™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€™ 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€™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€œWeâ€™re the Millersâ€? 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€™m in the dictionary next to: Dedicated and hardworking. I devote all of my time to sports. Secret twin: Lindsay Lohan (when she wasnâ€™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€œThe Great Gatsbyâ€? Shout out to: My family. Thank you for always being my biggest supporters through everything.
Darien Bardoner, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High Schoolâ€™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€™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.
Travis Ganther, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High Schoolâ€™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€™s in human resource management. Once I receive my associateâ€™s in criminal justice, I will attend Western Illinois University in the Quad Cities to finish my bachelorâ€™s degree in human resource management. Paycheck: I have been working at Sterling McDonaldâ€™s for 2 years. Itâ€™s a very enjoyable job,
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FREEPORT (AP) â€“ 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€™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€™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€™s love affair with bicycles goes back to 1889. Thatâ€™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
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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€™ve had a successful first year. â€œWe see many factors in a growing downtown Freeport,â€? he said. â€œThis is a community that is behind riding and has many bike trails. Itâ€™s such a destination, and my
partner and I want to make sure Freeport is that destination for riding.â€? DePauw said the store has expanded its selection of bicycles in the past year. â€œWe strive to have a fresh approach to retail,â€? DePauw said. â€œItâ€™s people-centered, not
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DECATUR (AP) â€“ Americaâ€™s enveloping automobile culture is full of gleaming hot-rodded cars, resplendent in shiny chrome and with paintwork so perfect, it looks 3 feet deep. Well, if youâ€™re sick of all that and the jacked-up prices that roar along with it, Decatur couple Mike and Sharon Foran have got the antidote: Itâ€™s called a â€œRat Rod.â€? Donâ€™t fret over questions such as, â€˜How will I recognize a Rat Rod if it rumbles down my street?â€? If you see it, your biggest problem will be trying to take your eyes off it. The Foran version is based loosely on whatâ€™s left of a â€˜55 International pickup truck body that looks like it was dragged out of a junkyard yesterday afternoon after half a century of being ridden hard and put away wet. Thereâ€™s not much paint to speak of, and there are rusty holes here and there; the back window sports a genuine bullet hole. The rear pickup bed has been reformed out of raw sheet steel, and the bed interior is built out of antique wood salvaged from the barn of Bob Foran, Mikeâ€™s brother. A chrome metal skull with red glittery eyes, donated by the coupleâ€™s granddaughter, Savannah Williamson, 13, was originally sold as a gearshift knob. Itâ€™s now the handle used to
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Mike Foran of Decatur shares stories April 30 behind the many unique components he built into his â€œRat Rod.â€? 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€™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€™s sonin-law, Todd Williamson, Savannahâ€™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€™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€œI found it in the garbage, cut a hole in it, and it works perfect,â€? explains Foran, 65. â€œI am a Decatur man, and I
love my hometown; I feel like I am sponsoring you guys.â€? But wait, thereâ€™s even more. The overflow reservoir for the radiator is a Jack Daniels bottle held in place by cut-down cowboy belts with silver buckles. The dipstick handle is a Busch-brand tap off a beer keg and, well, you get the picture: Driving a Rat Rod is the antimatter version of the cars they feature in glossy gearhead magazines. The Forans 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. â€œThey call â€˜em â€˜Rat Rodsâ€™ because, well, they look ratty,â€? says Mike Foran. â€œYou donâ€™t fix them up; you donâ€™t make them pretty; you just make them reliable and fast.â€? He swapped a motorcycle for the bare body and engine of his machine, which had been a project started by his good friend, Dwayne Underwood. And then the veteran Teamster got down to an intensive 2 months of work, borrowing, swapping and adding on pieces here, there and everywhere until he had a working Rat Rod, complete with the giant rubber rat he stuffs in the Herald & Review air intake when the vehicle is parked. Which isnâ€™t often. The couple love to cruise Eldorado, just like Sharon Foran did when she was a teenager. â€œI put 300 miles one night on my uncleâ€™s car,â€? she recalls with a fond smile. â€œThat is what we did when we were kids; we cruised.â€? Theyâ€™ve had people stop and shoot video of them as they cruise by these days, and although they donâ€™t much look like any of the characters in â€œAmerican Graffitiâ€? anymore, their motors are still runninâ€™: â€œYouâ€™ve got to stay young,â€? explains Sharon Foran, 67. â€œBut I think that is what a lot of old people do: They just kind of let themselves get old. And we will never do that.â€?
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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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CHARLESTON – There will be no addition to Newman’s ample trophy case, but it wasn’t without a lack of fight by its boys track team. The Comets amassed 30 points at the 1A state boys track & field meet that wrapped up Saturday at O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. It was good enough for fourth place, behind Aurora Christian (46.5), Eureka (42) and Tuscola (37). A year ago, Newman rode a stable of sprinters to the team title, but many of those athletes graduated. “Coming from last year, a lot of people expected us to be up there, but we lost so much from last year,” sophomore Brady Rude said. “With what we’ve got this year, I’d say we did really well – better than expected.” Rude had the Comets’ best finish, with a second place in the 200. He blazed to a time of 22.281 seconds, just ahead of IC Catholic’s Jordan Rowell, who was at 22.289. Jacob Sholl of Illini West won in 22.01. “I didn’t expect that, but it is what it is,” Rude said. “I’m happy about it, and I did the best that I could.” Rude finished third in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 5 1/2 inches. It was achieved in Thursday’s preliminary round, and he was unable to improve in the finals.
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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 Marruffofirstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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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
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 Krabbenhoeftfirstname.lastname@example.org 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€™ 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€™ Tyler Toffoli (left) and Jarrett Stoll (28) celebrate Martinezâ€™s goals as they skate past the Blackhawksâ€™ Marcus Kruger.
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CHICAGO â€“ Put that dynasty talk on hold. The Blackhawksâ€™ 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€™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€“ all on the road â€“ after previously rallying to dispatch the Sharks and Ducks to reach the conference finals. â€œWe never say die ... someone described us as a bunch of cockroaches that donâ€™t go away,â€? Martinez said. Martinezâ€™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
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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€™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€“ the second on a power play â€“ 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€™ Michal Rozsival and buried it into the net. The crowd was deflated after seeing the lead evaporate â€“ but not for long. Just 12 seconds later, Sharp cruised into the Kingsâ€™ 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€™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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