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River Ridge seventh graders assist Lions vision program The Wildcats of River Ridge are collecting various items, from bottle caps to Christmas lights! They are collecting used eyeglasses, hearing aids, used ink cartridges, Christmas lights, keys, bottle caps, pop tabs, and used cell phones. The 7th graders of River Ridge

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Lady Blackhawks inch out East Dubuque Last Tuesday, the Stockton girls’ basketball squad hosted East Dubuque in their second conference game of the season. The East Dubuque Warriors came in with a 10-7 record looking to catch up to the top of the NUIC- West. The Blackhawks sat just ahead of them with a record of 11-6. They were looking to bounce back, however, as they were coming off two straight losses to Knoxville and Galena. They were also looking to get their first conference victory of the season. Tuesday’s matchup with the Pirates was expected to be a battle until the very end, with two very evenly matched teams. It was tight throughout, as the Pirates held a slim, twopoint advantage heading into the second quarter up 10-8. The Pirates created some space with their deficit in the second, outscoring the Blackhawks 12-4. Heading into halftime trailing 2212, the Blackhawks would need to find a way to turn things around in the second half. They were able to do that when they came out of the break as the offense combined for seventeen points in the third quarter alone. The Stockton defense locked down on the Pirate’s offense, holding them to just seven points. The big third quarter brought the Blackhawks right back into the game and set things up for a photo finish. Tied at 29-29, the Blackhawks had to make one final push to pull off the big comeback. It was a nail biter until the very end but with some clutch shots the Blackhawks were able to outscore the Pirates 8-7 and earn a tight, 37-36 victory for their twelfth win of the season. Stockton had a pair of girls reach double digits as Tiana Timpe led the

team in scoring with fifteen points and Kenze Haas finished with ten. Timpe’s fifteen came mostly from behind the arc as she hit a trio of three-pointers on her night. The sharpshooter leads the team in scoring this season, with nearly sixteen points per game. Haas has been impressive as a sophomore, averaging ten points per game. She has played in all nineteen games this season and has been a key contributor for their offense. Following the win over the Pirates, the Blackhawks picked up a 41-30 win over River Ridge-Scales Mound which pushed their record to 13-6 for the season. The Wildcats are now 4-14 on the year. Stockton boys outplay Galena The Stockton boys were coming off a loss to East Dubuque when they hosted the Galena Pirates, last Wednesday. The Pirates held a 7-3 record going into the game, while the Blackhawks were the underdogs at just 3-6. Stockton came out looking to prove they are better than what their record had shown, and they did just that. Galena had the upper hand early on, when they led the Blackhawks 11-4 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was nearly an exact reversal of the first, as the Stockton offense found their rhythm and their defense locked down the Pirate offense. The Blackhawks were able to fight their way back into the game before halftime as they went into the break trailing by just two, down 1513. Galena took the momentum back in the third quarter, when they outscored Stockton 8-6. Heading into the final quarter, the Blackhawks found themselves trailing by four, with the opportunity to pull off an upset over a conference opponent.

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Pearl City National Honor Society welcomes new members Estrella Ayala, Jenee Shultz, Jenna Robinson, Hailey Johnson, Makayla Milam, Caitlin Niesman, and Madyson Stephan.

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Attorney General Raoul highlights new laws Attorney General Kwame Raoul today highlighted two new laws initiated by his office that will go into effect Jan. 1. “Both new laws offer additional protections for people throughout Illinois and provide my office with better tools to fight against unfair and unlawful practices that harm the financial security and wellbeing of consumers and workers across the state,” Raoul said. Senate Bill 651, the Home Energy Affordability and Transparency (HEAT) Act, will protect consumers from high-priced alternative retail electric and gas suppliers that claim to offer cheaper energy rates than traditional utility companies but come at a high cost to consumers. The HEAT Act will give the Attorney General’s office even stronger tools to hold accountable suppliers who engage in fraudulent and misleading conduct and return money to consumers who have been defrauded. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford and House Assistant Majority Leader Jehan Gordon-Booth, the HEAT Act requires suppliers to disclose critical pricing information to consumers, prohibits suppliers from charging customers termination fees and penalties, restricts suppliers from automatically

renewing customers’ contracts without their express agreement, prohibits suppliers from enrolling customers who receive financial assistance to pay their utility bills, and gives the Attorney General’s office improved tools to return money to consumers who have been defrauded and shut down suppliers that engage in fraudulent and misleading conduct. The HEAT Act is part of Attorney General Raoul’s efforts to protect public utilities customers from increasing rates and strengthen oversight of alternative retail energy suppliers. Raoul offered the following advice for Illinois residents who are solicited by an ARES:

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Village of Stockton public hearing notice

The Village of Stockton will hold a public hearing to review project performance and obtain citizens views regarding the completed water main project. This project was funded in part with grant funds from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall, located at 155 West Front Ave, Stockton, Illinois. Residents of the Village of Stockton are encouraged to attend. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should Sue Young, Village Clerk, at 815-947-2515 no later than Jan. 24, 2020. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons. Rodney Brandt President, Village of Stockton

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Obituaries

DONALD E. CALHOUN Donald E. Calhoun, age 72 of Pearl City (Willow) passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at FHN Memorial Hospital. He was born in Freeport, IL on Jan. 25, 1947 to the late Elwyn and Evelyn (Glenn) Calhoun. Don was a 1965 graduate of Stockton High School and farmed his whole life. He had a love for horses which started when he got his first horse at three years old. Don enjoyed the Willow Folk Festival, hosting trail rides, and spending time with his family, especially his nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Most importantly, Don was willing to help everyone and anyone. He is survived by his sister, Linda (Leonard) Mueller of Lena, IL; his brothers, Roger (Paula) Calhoun of NC and Jim (Diane) Calhoun of Mt. Carroll, IL; his nieces, Amy (Aaron Heitmann) Calhoun, Jamie (Scott) Woodley, Dawn Calhoun and Tammy (Josh) Ehlers; his nephews, Brian (Allison) Calhoun and Doug (Teresa) Mueller; and his nine great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton. Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. also at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. The family requests no memorials, just come and celebrate Don’s life. Condolences may be left with Don’s family at www.hermannfuneralhome. com.

She received her Degree in Education from Carthage College in 1972. Janice was a teacher at the Pearl City Elementary School for 36 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of Alpha Mu a retired teacher’s organization. Janice enjoyed knitting, crocheting and making crafts. She was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Rock Grove. Janice is survived by her sister Carolyn Wilson of Orangeville; cousinsDonna Wilson of Rock City, Darrell Wilson of Wheaton, IL, Neva Wilson of Rockford, IL, Gary Wilson of Lena, Sandy (Duane) Knox of Fort Collins, CO, and Naomi McCool of Freeport; friends Kerry and Tina Schlueter of Dakota. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Brian in 2017, cousins- Delbert Wilson, Dr. V.D. McCool, Donald Wilson, and Fern Wilson. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon) at the Cramer-Leamon Funeral Home in Orangeville, IL. Funeral Service will follow beginning at 12 p.m. (Noon) at the Cramer-Leamon Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Randy Nicholas. Interment will take place at the Rock Grove Union Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.leamonfh.com

KENNETH FRANKLIN BISSELL Kenneth Franklin Bissell, age 72 of Orangeville, Illinois, died We d n e s d a y, Jan. 8, 2020 at his home. He was born on Sept. 26, 1947 in Dodgeville, WI, the son of Galey and JANICE K. WILSON Katheryn (RogJanice K. ers) Bissell. He Wilson, age 69 attended Orangeville Schools. of Orangeville, Ken worked for Kelly Springfield IL, passed away Tire Company for 32 years, retiring on Jan. 8, 2020 in 2006. He also had a hobby farm at her home. to care for his horses. Ken enjoyed She was born on hunting, trapping, being outdoors, Aug. 13, 1950 and he loved to go to auctions and in Freeport, horse sales. Ken had words of wisIL, the daughdom, whether you wanted it or not! ter of Harold Ken is survived by his partner, Rita and Marilyn Taylor of Orangeville; sons, Ken(Stamm) Wilson. Janice was a 1968 neth Bissell of Freeport and Steven graduate of Orangeville High School. (Gari Lynne) Bissell of McConnell;

five grandchildren, Amanda, Kaitlyn, Nick, Britta, and Oskar; brother, Galey “Butch” Bissell of Elroy, IL; sister, JoAnne Kruse of Orangeville; half-sister, Sue Rankin of Monroe; step-daughters, Tammy Heyden, Christine Heyden, Kathleen Dittmer, Taui Gay, and Silquet Ra; chosen brothers, David and Norman Caudle. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marvin Sittig; and half-sister, Gale Wesley. Funeral Services and a Visitation were held Jan. 12, at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor David Schrader officiating. LINDA P. LLOYD Linda P. Lloyd, age 86 of Stockton, IL passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at home. She was born in rural Stockton on Dec. 7, 1933 to the late Leland W. and Florence M. (Parker) Pierce. Linda married Donald L. Lloyd. He passed away on Feb. 5, 2005. Linda was a member of the Universalist Church in Stockton. She had worked as a cook for the Stockton School District for several years and later retired from Atwoods. She loved traveling and wintering in Florida with her husband. Linda also enjoyed birds, flowers, reading, working on puzzles, and visiting with people. She is survived by her son, David (Lisa) Lloyd of Freeport; her daughters, Tamara (Wiley) Biggers of Rockford, Dawn (Nicholas) Thomas of Hanover and Cindy (James) Witt of Cedarville; her brothers, Leland W. Pierce, Jr. “Bud” of Stockton and Max (Mary) Pierce of Stockton; her sisters, Edith Bauer of Stockton and Mariam Blair of Stockton; her nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Elizabeth Herring. A memorial service was held Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton. There was a visitation before the service. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared with Linda’s family at www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Lena)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 E. Mason Street, Lena, will gather for worship with Holy Communion on Jan 19th, at 9:30 a.m. We will have a guest speaker from Rockford Rescue Mission. Chimes will play during the service. Following worship, there will be a time of fellowship. All Sunday School children will gather for Sunday School opening at 10:45 a.m. followed by learning, Bible study, and prayer. Confirmation class will meet at 11a.m. On Wednesday Jan. 22, at 8 a.m. the Piece Corps Quilters will work together to craft quilts for Lutheran World Relief. They are always looking for more people to help tie quilts and sew. No previous quilting experience is necessary. Come join the fun and make a difference in the world! If you have any questions call the church at 815-369-5552.

Salem United Church of Christ (Lena)

Please join us for worship at Salem United Church of Christ, 8491 W. Salem Road, Lena, on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. when Pastor Randal Nicholas’ sermon will be “Alexa, Siri, and Adonai” based on the Old Testament scripture, Psalm 40:1-11. Sunday School for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. Country Junction will be the Wednesday Morning Breakfast Group’s destination for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Jan. 22.

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You’re welcome to celebrate the Second Sunday After Epiphany on Jan. 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pearl City. Sunday School and Confirmation will be held after worship. First Communion Class for fourth graders will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. They will receive their First Communion during worship on Jan. 26. The Women’s Gathering will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at St. John’s at 9:45 a.m. The morning will begin with fellowship and continue with the Bible Study and announcements. The January Grace Meal provided with funding by the Freeport Community Foundation will be held on Jan. 19. The menu will be meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dessert and beverage. The Bible Studies have resumed at St. John’s on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. and on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Both Bible Studies are held in the Conference Room and it is handicap accessible. The Monday evening Bible Study will begin “The Growth of the Church” with accounts from the Epistles on Monday, Jan. 13. The Thursday morning Bible Study will continue with St. Luke’s Gospel. The Annual Congregational Meeting for St. John’s will be held immediately following worship on Jan. 26. Need a place to hold an event in Pearl City? The main hall at St. John’s is available for rent. Call the church for more information and availability. St. John’s Lutheran Church is at 229 S. First Street, Pearl City, Illinois. The office phone number is 815443-2215 (mornings). All are invited to our weekly worship services and youth to our Sunday School and youth ministries. You may also email at prshadmin@gmail.com.

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Year in Review

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Stockton graduation 2019

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Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

Illinois State Police (ISP) Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly regretfully announces the line-of-duty death of ISP District 16 (Pecatonica) Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.

Addie Rice chooses to ride into the future with her brother Buddy Staver after graduation.

2019 Stockton Prom

The 2019 Stockton Prom Court members are: L to R   Zach Cook, Tessa Tucker, Winston McPeek, Lizzie Eisfeller, Kaige Brown, Tyler Bartch, Cody Schultz, Katie Wright, Bryant Keeffer, and Haley Brudi.

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Pearl City’s “Breakfast Club”

Pearl City’s “Breakfast Club” Book Club, had its first meeting on Tuesday, April 4. The group, made up of ten students and two teachers, meets on Tuesday mornings before school to read and discuss a book.  The students also have some assigned reading to do on their own before the next meeting. This time, the group is reading The Westing Game. 

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Ag Adventures

Pearl City fifth grader Max Freier holds a pig at Ag Adventures.

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Illinois corn, soybean production drops by roughly 20 percent By Ben Orner CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS

Production of Illinois’ two most valuable crops fell by roughly onefifth last year, according to final crop yield numbers released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Corn and soybean growers saw production drop 18.6 percent and 20.4 percent respectively compared to 2018. Farmers harvested just over 1.8 billion bushels of corn, down from more than 2.2 billion the year before. Soybean production decreased from around 667 million bushels to just over 532 million. 2019 was the worst year for corn since 2012, when farmers produced about 1.3 billion bushels. Soybean production had its worst year since 2013, which saw 461 million bushels. Yield per acre was down 14 percent for corn at 180 bushels and 15 percent for soybeans at 54 bushels.

That’s the lowest for corn since 2015 and the lowest for soybeans since 2013. Wetter-than-normal planting and growing conditions are to blame for last year’s stunted production, said Mike Doherty, senior economist at the Illinois Farm Bureau in Bloomington. “We had the latest-planted corn crop at least in my history of 30 years as an ag economist here” because of record-breaking spring rain, Doherty said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.” January through June was the wettest first six months on record in Illinois, according to the state climatologist’s office. In April, the month when farmers begin to plant corn and soybeans, less than a week was suitable for planting. Illinois then saw its third-wettest May and wettest June in state history, forcing many farmers to plant most

of their crop in the summer. “Just about every time these farmers were turning around, they were being hammered with the worst field conditions that they had seen,” Doherty said. Record spring rain and periods of untimely rain during the fall harvest season forced late harvests across the state. Only 93 percent of Illinois’ corn crop was harvested by the end of November, according to USDA figures, the lowest total in a decade. “It was probably one of the most stressful growing seasons that most farmers can probably remember,” said state Rep. Dan Swanson, R-Alpha. Swanson grows about 1,600 acres of corn and soybeans on his farm in western Illinois. He has yet to calculate his yields but predicts “considerably less than what we wanted or needed.” In 2018, 100 percent of Illinois’

corn and soybeans were harvested by late November, according to the USDA. Swanson said he knows of some farmers in his district who still have crops yet to harvest. Despite the difficult year, Illinois farmers were able to harvest 97 percent of corn acres planted and 99 of soybean acres. Illinois also continues to be a national leader in those two crops, producing the most soybeans of any state and the second-most corn, behind Iowa. Nationally, soybean yields were down 20 percent from 2018. The top 16 soybean-producing states saw production drop between 8 percent in Kansas and 42 percent in South Dakota. Only Delaware, North Carolina and Pennsylvania saw increases. Corn yields dropped only 5 percent nationally. A number of top-growing states, however, saw significantly lower totals, including Minnesota, Indiana and South Dakota.

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The low yields reported across the country were not as bad as experts had predicted, Doherty said. He says government assistance like crop insurance programs and trade aid payments helped cushion the blow for farmers. “Given the yield numbers we had in Illinois, we would have had particularly some counties where the entire county’s economy would have been a disaster,” he said. List of certain Illinois crops and their 2019 yields, compared to 2018: Corn: 1,846,000,000 bushels; 18.6% drop Soybeans: 532,440,000 bushels; 20.4% drop Hay: 1,140 tons; 12.91% drop Wheat: 36,850 bushels; 0.3% drop Oat: 650 bushels; 68.67% drop Illinois numbers for other popular crops, such as sorghum and potatoes, were not included in the USDA’s report.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JO DAVIESS COUNTY GALENA, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER OF U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND Plaintiff, -v.LAURA NISSEN, et al. et al Defendant 2019CH32 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREPUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 12, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:30 PM on January 28, 2020, at the office of Vincent Roth Toepfer & Leinen PC, 11406 U.S. Route 20 W, Galena, IL, 61036, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 55 IN THUNDER BAY UNIT NUMBER 4 OF BRANIGERS THE GALENA TERRITORY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN JO DAVIESS COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN PLAIN HOLD B NUMBER 47A. SITUATED IN JO DAIVESS COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 12 SHOREWOOD DR, GALENA, IL 61036 Property Index No. 06-204055-00 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate 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/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to 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 Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 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 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. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file, CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL, 60527 (630) 794-9876 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

LEGALS 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE IL, 60527 630-794-5300E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-1908008 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 2019CH32 TJSC#: 39-8112 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I3141317 (Published in The Scoop Today Jan. 1, 8 & 15, 2020) 364538

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STEPHENSON COUNTY IN RE: THE ESTATE OF SARA M. SCHULZ, Deceased. 2019 P 120 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION - CLAIMS Notice is given to creditors of the death of SARA M. SCHULZ, of 8078 N. Unity Rd., Lena, IL 61048, on December 2, 2019. Letters of Office were issued on December 24, 2019, to ROGER SCHULZ, of 7665 Gooseneck Rd., Lena, IL 61048, as Executor, whose attorney is Ronald Paja, 116 S. Main St., P.O. Box 124, Stockton, IL 61085. Claims against the Estate may be filed on or before July 15, 2020 in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Stephenson County Courthouse, 15 N. Galena Ave., Freeport, IL 61032, and any claim not file don or before July 15, 2020 will be barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Executor and to his attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. DATED: December 27, 2019. ROGER SCHULZ, Executor By: RONALD PAJA RONALD PAJA Attorney at Law 116 S. Main St. P.O. Box 124 Stockton, IL 61085 (815) 947-3396 (815) 947-3397 (fax) pajalaw@mchsi.com (Published in The Scoop Today Jan. 8, 15 & 22, 2020) 364804

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

COUNTY OF JO DAVIESS CITIZENS STATE BANK, an Illinois Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. SERGIO J. GONZALEZ; CHECO’S FAMILY RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 2019-CH-46 NOTICE TO UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants in the above-entitled suit, that said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Jo Daviess County, by the said Plaintiff, against you and other Defendants, praying for foreclosure of certain real estate mortgages, concerning the premises described as follows, to-wit: Parcel 1: Lot 2 of Hess 3rd Addition to the Village of Stockton, Jo Daviess County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded October 3, 1963 as Document No. 106567 in Plan Hold 9 of Plats, No. 18A. Parcel 2: Lot 1 of Hess 3rd Addition to the Village of Stockton, Jo Daviess County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded October 3, 1963 as Document No. 106567 in Plan Hold 9 of Plats, No. 18A. Commonly known as: 632 and 642 S. Main Street, Stockton, Illinois 61085 PIN: Parcel No. 1: 43-17-001597-06 Stockton Parcel No. 2: 43-17-001-59707 Stockton and which said real estate mortgage was made by Sergio J. Gonzalez and recorded in the Office of the Jo Daviess County Recorder of Deeds as follows: Document No. 381355 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you the said named Defendants, Unknown Owners, and Non-Record Claimants file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Circuit Court of Jo Daviess County, located at 330 North Bench Street, Room 204, Galena, Illinois 61036, on or before

February 7, 2020, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Clerk of the Circuit Court 15th Judicial Circuit Jo Daviess County, Illinois PREPARED BY Craig A. Willette Yalden, Olsen & Willette 838 North Main Street Rockford, IL 61103-6906 (815) 965-8635 craigwillette@comcast.net PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. I3141699 (Published in The Scoop Today Jan. 8, 15 & 22, 2020) 364890

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JO DAVIESS COUNTY, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF, VS. MICHELE L SMITH, INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF DENNIS R SMITH; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS. 19 CH 26 608 SOUTH BENCH STREET GALENA, IL 61036 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO YOU, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Michele L Smith, Independent Administrator of the Estate of Dennis R Smith defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: Lot Number Five (5) between Main and Bench Streets, in the City of Galena, on the West side of the Galena River, The Southwest part of Lot Six (6) between Main and Bench Streets, fronting (25) twenty five feet on Bench Street and running back Continued on next page


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New Year’s Resolutions Mrs. Sigafus’ Warren Third Graders celebrate the New Year

Bentley-On New Year’s Eve, we eat dinner with the family at my house. We play board games and cards. We stay up until midnight and we watch the ball drop on TV. We make a blanket fort and my sister and I sleep in it. Sadie-On New Year’s Eve, I like to watch tv with my family. We play Chutes and Ladders. I like to stay up until midnight and we say Happy New Years. Then I go to bed. Corbin-I like to eat rolled up, crunchy, hard shells. We like to stay up the whole night and watch the countdown and sports. We shout Happy New Year. I can’t wait for 2020!! Hailey-On New Year’s Eve, I try to stay up until 12:00! We watch the Christmas light up show. Then I go to bed. Kyle-We like to eat dinner on New Year’s Eve. Then we go to my grand-

Around the Northern Hills with Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau Manager Annette Eggers

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Don’t forget that Ford offers farm bureau members a $500 rebate on purchases of new vehicles. $500 is a pretty good deal for Annette Eggers your investment in a farm bureau membership! Do you know any college students looking for scholarships? They still have until the end of the month to apply for any of the IAA Foundation scholarships. Jo Daviess County has had a couple of winners from Jo Daviess County in the past few years so I would encourage everyone to apply. Join FB ACT text messaging. FB ACT – the Illinois Farm Bureau Agricultural Contact Team, is comprised of Farm Bureau members who are ready to respond to IFB action requests. When IFB issues an action request, it signals your voice is needed on a major action request, it signals your voice is needed on a major legislative or regulatory issue facing Illinois farmers. By signing up for FB ACT text messages, you will be notified the instant your voice is needed in Washington D.C., or Springfield. To sign up or renew your FB ACT text message subscription, please text the keyword “FARM” to this number – 52883, and you will be ready to act for ag! Farm Fun Fact: One bushel of wheat will produce 73 one-pound loaves of bread.

ma’s and watch them do fireworks sometimes. We stay up late and watch the show where the ball drops. We like to get ice cream too. Natalia-My family and I get together and put the countdown on TV. When the countdown is going on, my brother and I have ice cream. If it snows, we have snowball fights and grandpa makes an igloo for us. Thomas-On New Year’s Eve, my family and I watch the countdown. After it is done, I go to bed. I am excited about 2020! Morgan-In the New Year, my goal is to try to run 2 miles! I plan to try to practice running everyday. Donald-On New Year’s Eve, I like to go the fireworks. My parents light them off. I can’t wait for New Year’s Eve. Addelyn-My goal for 2020 is to do 20 pull ups on the clothesline poles. I plan to keep practicing on weekends. Alex-On New Year’s Eve, we like to lay in mom’s bed and watch Disney movies. Sometimes we eat ice cream

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or grape soda. When midnight hits, we say Happy New Year and then I go to bed. I feel older when it changes into the New Year. Levi-On New Year’s Eve, I like to watch football with my family. We eat tacos sometimes. Happy New Year! Kinsley-My goal for 2020 is to try to drink more soda for New Year’s Eve so I can stay awake. On New Year’s Day, my mom and I call my grandma and say Happy New Years! Madyson-On New Year’s Eve, we go to my mom’s friends house and my brother’s birthday is on New Year’s Eve. We eat chocolate cake and ice cream. We countdown to the ball drop and we watch it go down in New York. Aubrie-Sometimes on New Year’s Eve, I play with my cousins. We play a horse game and sometimes we play with my pony, Joker. My cousin and I like to bake cakes. We like to count down from 10 and then we say Happy New Year. Hailie-My goal for 2020 is to get better at basketball. I want to get to be

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The Stockton boys were lights out in the fourth and final quarter. Everything came together for the Blackhawks as the offense caught fire, putting up twenty-two points. Their impressive quarter led to more points than they had scored in the first three quarters combined. The Pirates were able to score eleven points, but they could not keep up with Stockton as the Blackhawks ran away with it at the end. With a 41-34 win over Galena, Stockton was able to push their record up to 4-6. Two Blackhawks were able to

reach double digits, as Mitchel Coffey led the team with thirteen and Ian Broshous was right behind him with twelve. The duo led the way for Stockton as they pulled off the comeback upset. They hit the only two three-pointers of the evening. Following their win over Galena, the boys travelled to River Ridge for another conference matchup. Stockton was able to keep it close until the very end, but the Wildcats earned the victory by a final score of 48-44. With the loss, the Blackhawks currently sit at 4-7 with a 1-2 conference record.

Warren boys top West Carroll By Trenten Scheidegger SPORTSWRITER

Last Wednesday, the Warren boys faced off with the West Carroll Thunder on the Warriors’ home court. The Thunder came into the game struggling as they held a season record of 2-8. The Warriors, who were coming off a tough loss to Scales Mound, were looking to bounce back on their so far successful season. Following the loss, head coach Josh Knuth said he was “very proud of our kids’ efforts tonight, we just came up a little short.” The Warriors came out shooting on offense as they quickly put up fourteen points in the first quarter. It was an all-around performance as the leading scorer in the first was Matthew Riedl with four. The Thunder was booming in the opening quarter as well, however. West Carroll held a three point advantage as they were up 17-14 lead going into the second. The Thunder would keep their rhythm in the second quarter, hitting on a trio of three pointers to help sustain their lead. Warren was able to climb back and tie the game, however. Brayden Bohnsack caught fire when he put up eight points in the quarter alone. Ethan Williams took advantage of his opportunities at the charity stripe in the second, shooting five for five from the line. The eighteen point quarter allowed the Warriors to go into the second half in the same position they were in when the game started, tied at 32. The third quarter proved to be vital, as the Warriors hit a pair of three pointers and combined for nineteen points to take their first lead of the night. They were able to hold the Thunder to just eleven points in the quarter as Warren went into the fourth quarter up, 51-43. The Warriors kept it rolling in the final quarter when Mitchel Wolff added another three pointer and the team put up another fourteen points. The Warren defense held the Thunder to just eleven points once again, as the Warriors went on to win 65-54. Knuth’s Warriors squad had three scores reach double digits as Riedl led the way with nineteen, Bohnsack was right behind him with eighteen, and Williams finished with eleven. Following the win, the Warren boys’ held a 7-2 record on the season.

a better dribbler and believe in myself in the games. Kyron-In 2020, my New Year’s goal is to get better at football. I want to get better at tackling and I play for the Badger’s. I would like to train 2 days a week. Aleigha-On New Year’s Eve, my family and I go to my friend’s house. We have supper and my friends and I play games. After that, we have the countdown on TV. At midnight we blow the noisemakers and hang out and play some more. Kaley-On New Year’s Eve, we usually go to friends’ houses. We like to play with nerf guns. We like to drink Grinch punch and pizza. We constantly run around and play. At midnight,

we go countdown with the TV and blow noisemakers. Kora-My goal for 2020 is to get faster at running. I plan to run a couple laps across the yard a couple times a week. Tristyn-My goal for 2020 is to be faster than my friends at running. I want to be able to catch a football better. I also want to grow two inches taller and learn to do a backflip like my dad. My last goals are to improve my handwriting and learn to play chess. Addey-My goal for 2020 is to read 40 books by the time I’m in fourth grade. I also want to read books to my sister because I don’t usually read to her. Lastly, I want to learn all my times tables by the time I get to fourth grade.

LEGALS Continued from previous page of even or greater width Sixty feet (60) feet more or less to the stone warehouse formerly owned by R. S. Harris and all the interest of the Grantors in said Lot six (6) and the adjoining Lot Five (5). That part of Lot Six (6) on the Levee fronting fifty (50) feet on the West side of Water Street and extending Westward toward Bench Street Fifty four (54) feet and seven (7) inches or more in depth in the City of Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Excepting: The Northerly half, being the North Twenty Five (25) feet, of that part of Lot Six (6) on the Levee fronting Fifty (50) feet on the West side of Water Street and extending Westward toward Bench Street 54 feet and Seven inches more or less in depth, situated in City of Galena, situated in the County of Jo Daviess in the State of Illinois, hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Exemption Laws of the State of Illinois. Commonly known as: 608 South Bench Street Galena, IL 61036 and which said Mortgage was made by, Dennis R Smith Mortgagor(s), to Firstar Bank, N.A. Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, as Document No. 288599; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case, on or before February 14, 2020, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. E-filing is now mandatory for documents in civil cases with limited exemptions.

To e-file, you must first create an account with an e-filing service provider. Visit http://efile. illinoiscourts.gov/service-providers.htm to learn more and to select a service provider. If you need additional help or have trouble e-filing, visit www.illinoiscourts.gov/FAQ/gethelp. asp, or talk to your local circuit clerk’s office. PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 Ph. (312) 346-9088 File No. 270667-198361 I3142158 (Published in The Scoop Today Jan. 15, 22 & 29, 2020) 365190

NOTICE In compliance with The Open Meetings Act, the Rush Township Board will meet on the following dates at 7:00 p.m. at the Rush Town Hall. January 14, 2020 February 11, 2020 March 10, 2020 April 14, 2020 May 12, 2020 June 9, 2020 July 14, 2020 August 11, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 13, 2020 November 10, 2020 December 8, 2020 (Published in The Scoop Today Jan. 15, 2020) 365189


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2020 notice of election of SWCD directors Heart Healthy Living Workshop To all Owners and Occupiers of Lands Lying within the Boundaries of The Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District: Notice is hereby given that an Election of Directors will be held on the 4th day of February 2020 from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District Office in Elizabeth, IL. Three Directors will be elected to each serve a two-year term on the Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of the State of Illinois. All persons, firms, or corporations who hold legal title or who are in legal possession of any land lying with-

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in the boundaries of the said district are eligible to vote at said election, whether as lessee, renter, tenant, or otherwise. Only such person, firms, or corporations are eligible to vote. Absentee balloting will be available to those who are unable to attend the Election of Directors. Absentee ballots can be requested beginning

January 21, 2020. All absentee ballots must be completed by January 31, 2020. For further information or to request an absentee ballot, please contact the Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District, located at 227 N. Main St. in Elizabeth, IL, by phone (815) 858-3418 Ext. 3, or email at mindy.pratt@il.nacdnet.net.

Fitness class starting in Hanover Balance, stretching, and coordination classes are held at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in Hanover. The classes will run until April in the small gym at the Hanover Township Park District building, 500 Fillmore St. The gym is across the hall from the Jo Daviess Senior Resource Center office. The free classes, led by Ken Mulholland, are open to everyone. The Senior Resource Center offers programs, education and activities

for people 50 and beyond, their families and caregivers in Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties. The programs include Adult Protective Services, AARP Tax-Aide, Information & Assistance, Money Management Program, Case Management, Transit and Education & Activities. For more information or other questions about the Senior Resource Center, call (815) 235-9777 or go to the center’s website, www.seniorresourcecenter.net.

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February is American Heart Month. A month dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease, and educating the public about preventive measures to reduce their risk of developing heart disease. Heart disease often thought of as a condition affecting older adults can affect anyone at any age, including children and teens. This is due in part because risk factors contributing to heart disease, such as inactivity, poor nutritional choices and obesity are being seen in younger individuals. “Whether you are in your 20s, 30s or beyond, you can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by making changes to your current lifestyle and educating yourself about heart disease,” said Diane Reinhold, registered dietitian, with the University of Illinois Extension. The University of Illinois Extension will offer a three-part series, Heart Healthy Living, designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart disease. During each session, participants will learn about heart disease, heart healthy food choices, the importance of physical activity, as well as receive healthy and easy recipes. Heart Healthy Living aims to improve your overall wellbeing. This program will compliment recommendations from your healthcare provider and help you and/or your loved one manage or prevent heart disease. Classes will be held Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Feb. 13 and run through Feb. 27, at the Senior Activity Center, 216 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport. There is a $20 registration fee, which covers all three sessions. To register or for more information call our office at 815-2354125 or visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw. The deadline for registration is Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Space is limited, so enroll today.

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Brewster Cheese – Stockton, IL has an immediate opening for a Full Time Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) / Parts Inventory Clerk in the Maintenance Department at the Plant location. The job consists of coordinating and tracking work orders through the EAM system and overseeing the parts inventory system. The qualified applicant will be receiving UPS shipments and distributing them to the appropriate departments at each location (Plant & Cold Storage Warehouse). Tracking and reordering of Maintenance parts. This person also plays an integral part in the Process Safety Management Program (PSM), updating and tracking program changes, equipment changes and project equipment implementation. This position will cross-train with the Purchasing Coordinator. The hours will generally fall between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday, but could fluctuate with production demands, project work, etc. The qualified applicant must have some maintenance background, be self-motivated and self-directed. They will report to the Maintenance Manager with dotted-line to the Controller. Minimum Required Qualifications: 1. Strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills. 2. Excellent personal computer skills using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and Email. 3. Experience using enterprise level database programs preferred. 4. Keyboarding and data entry skills 5. Some maintenance background to aid in parts identification through equipment parts lists 6. Education and/or experience and understanding of general accounting Please submit a detailed resume postmarked no later than Thursday, January 23, 2020 to: Brewster Cheese Attn: Human Resource 300 W Railroad Ave. Stockton, IL 61085 Starting Wage will be based on education and experience. Other benefits awarded after a 90 day probationary period, including health insurance and Retirement Plan. Equal Opportunity Employer. Tobacco and Drug Free Employer. Please no phone calls. 365461

Employment Opportunity Stockton High School

Position: Head Cross Country Coach Salary: Per collective bargaining agreement Duties: Coordination and oversight of entire Stockton boys and girls Cross Country program The Successful Candidate Qualifications:

• Possess a passion for the sport, strong leadership, and organizational skills • Ability to teach the fundamentals and skills related to Cross Country to all student-athletes • Ability to communicate effectively with the AD, administration, athletes, and parents • Must have a positive approach when working with athletes • Build a program from the youth levels on up

Application Deadline: Until filled Application Process: Please send letter of interest and resume outlining coaching accomplishments and coaching philosophy to Mrs. Casey Downey, High School Principal, 540 N. Rush St., Stockton, IL 61085 or email to casey.downey@stocktonschools. com 365353

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Rock Valley Publishing, your hometown newspapers serving the stateline has an opening for an experienced Media Sales Representative to call on current and new accounts in a protected sales territory. Growing area with many new businesses, this is a great opportunity for the right applicant. We publish newspapers, shoppers and niche publications throughout the stateline. You have the opportunity to sell into all Rock Valley Publishing. L.L.C. publications, making your paycheck much larger! For immediate consideration send resume/job history to: Vicki Vanderwerff, Director of Advertising Email: vicki@southernlakesnewspapers.com Fax: (262) 725-6844 316524

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Lena 1 BDRM 2nd floor. Appliances furnished. Non-Smoking $345/month. 815-369-2827

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INTERNATIONAL M TRACTOR 1949 with narrow front end. 3 point hitch, thresher pulley, runs great. $1,800. Days 262-9092878, eve., 262-862-7070.

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2013 YAMAHA RS VECTOR LTX Studded track. Excellent condition. 2,377 miles. $4,800. 262210-9336.

2007 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS. 90K. Very good condition. $5,600 OBO. 262-835-4174.

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2007 SATURN VUE AWD, V6. 127,318 miles, runs good, very good condition. $3950 OBO. 262492-9613.

2002 CORVETTE COUPE Torch Red, 2 tops, new tires. 30K, Auto tran. $21,000. 414-530-0834.

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FROM LENA’S KITCHEN 14 • Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 - The Scoop Today/Shopper’s Guide

Pimento-Cheese Spread Appetizers

The not so skinny cook As I am writing this column, we are getting predictions for some snow. I guess we should be grateful because the winter has been pretty kind to us. I have some good “snowbound” recipes this week, and some appetizers to get ready for the big game. If you are looking for some easy appetizers for Super Bowl Sunday, the next two are time saving. Olives seem to be the “go to” appetizers.

Olive-Cheese Balls

2 C. shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese (8 oz.) 1¼ C. flour ½ C. butter melted 36 pimiento-stuffed small olives, drained Mix cheese and flour. Add butter and mix thoroughly. If dough seems dry, work it with you hands. Mold 1 t. dough around each olive, shape into ball. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Cover, chill at least 1 hour. Heat oven to 400 and bake 15-20 minutes. This is a tasty pimiento-cheese spread that is easy and keeps well in the refrigerator. You can use the spread on cocktail rye. I like it on Triscuit crackers.

2/3 C. small whole pimiento-stuffed green olives 1 C. shredded cheddar cheese ¼ C. salad dressing 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened Dash of ground red pepper (cayenne) Cocktail rye bread Reserve 16 whole olives for garnish. Chop remaining olives and place them in a medium bowl. Add cheddar cheese, salad dressing, cream cheese and red pepper seasoning; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Spread about 2 tablespoons cheese mixture on 8 bread slices and top with bread slices. Cut each sandwich diagonally in half. Garnish each appetizer with 1 whole olive secured with a toothpick or decorative pick. You can also put the spread in an attractive bowl and garnish with sliced olives serving crackers on the side. If you are looking for a dinner that is easy to put together and delicious, try this stew. If you are not into garlic, you can use regular diced tomatoes and season with garlic powder in the flour. I use the medium pearl barley and the broth that has less salt. Enjoy something you can make the night before, refrigerate, and start in the cooker in the morning.

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Beef and Barley Stew

1 boneless beef roast (about 3 lb.) ½ C. flour 1 t. salt 1 t. pepper 2 T. oil ½ C. celery, chopped ½ C. red bell pepper, chopped

Stockton Food Pantry

½ C. onion, chopped 3 medium carrots (1 1/3 C.) 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes with garlic 3 C. beef broth 1 C. water 1 C. uncooked pearl barley 1 t. Italian seasoning Spray a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In a large resealable food storage plastic bag, place beef, flour and ½ t. of salt and ½ t. pepper. Seal bag; shake to coat beef. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil until brown on all sides. Place in slow cooker. Sauté onions, celery, red pepper, and onion until softened. Sprinkle over the meat; sprinkle carrots around meat. Add tomatoes, broth, water, barley, Italian seasoning and remaining salt and pepper. Cover and cook on Low heat setting for 8 hours or until beef is tender. Remove beef from slow cooker to plate; shred beef, using 2 forks. Return beef to slow cooker and heat through. Serve in bowls along with crusty bread. These pork chops are delicious and easy to make. I often use apples with the pork, but this pineapple gives a different flavor. If you want, you could substitute rice for the pasta.

No Fuss Pork Chops

½ C. pineapple juice 2 T. brown sugar 2 T. cider vinegar ½ t. salt 2 T. olive oil, divided 4 boneless pork loin chops 2 medium onions, chopped Hot cooked past Mix pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, and salt in a small bowl.

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Stockton Food Pantry has been offering help to the Stockton community for 50+ years. They operate on donations only as they are not a government assisted program. Sharon Madden, director of the Stockton Food Pantry, has been working with the pantry for the past 7 years. She says that she feels really good about helping families. The Guenzler Family Farm makes yearly donations of ground beef to the pantry. The pantry will take donations any time during the year. There is also a list of the most commonly needed items if anyone is interested in helping out. The Pantry is located next to the dentist office on Front Ave in Stockton

In a large skillet, heat 1 T.oil over medium heat; brown pork chops on both sides. Remove from pan. In the same pan, sauté onions in the remaining oil over medium heat until tender. Add juice mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered 10 minutes. Add pork chops; cook, covered, until a meat thermometer inserted in pork reads 145 for 2 to 3 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving. Serve over pasta and top with parsley. These chocolate brownies are flavored with cinnamon. The espresso powder gives them a deep chocolate flavor and the sweetness of the brown sugar is also unique. You can buy the Dutch processed cocoa powder at Walmart or Pick and Save. You can also substitute unsweetened cocoa for the Dutch processed cocoa powder.

Cinnamon-Spiced Brownies

2 C. sugar 1¼ C. Dutch processed cocoa powder 1 C. unsalted butter, melted ¾ C. firmly packed light brown sugar 2 t. vanilla 1¼ t. salt 1¼ t. instant espresso powder 4 eggs, room temperature 1½ C. flour 1 T. cinnamon 1 t. baking powder ¾ t. ground red pepper (cayenne) Cinnamon Frosting ¾ C. unsalted butter, softened ¼ t. salt 3 C. powdered sugar 1 T. whipping cream 1½ t. cinnamon ½ t. vanilla Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray. Line pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa, melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and espresso powder until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and red pepper. Fold flour mixture into sugar mixture just until combined. (Batter will be thick). Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack Using excess parchment as handles, remove from pan. Frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter and salt with a mixer at medium speed until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until well combined, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add cream, cinnamon, and vanilla, beating until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting onto cooled brownie. Cut into bars. Garnish with chopped chocolate. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. I guess I am big into chocolate this week, because this last recipe is for chocolate cheesecake bars. They are

different from regular cheesecake and use chocolate graham cracker crumbs for the crust. Enjoy these unique bars.

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

2 ½ C. chocolate graham cracker crumbs ½ C. unsalted butter, melted 1 pkg. (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips 3 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1 C. sugar 2 T. flour 2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ t. salt 3 eggs, room temperature 1 container (8 oz.) sour cream 2 T. whole milk 2 t. vanilla Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper letting excess extend over sides of pan. Spray paper with baking spray with flour. In a medium bowl, stir together cracker crumbs and melted butter until combined. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake until set, about 12 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 275. In a medium microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips on high in 15-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth (1 to 1½ minutes total. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a mixer at medium-high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt, beating until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate, sour cream, milk, and vanilla until combined. Spread batter onto crust. Bake until center is just set, 50 minutes to 55 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.. Using excess parchment as handles, remove from pan, and cut into bars. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate if desired. All of my Christmas decorations are safely packed away in the basement. I do have some boxes to go through so I can send things to My Friend’s Closet. I left the snowmen out (maybe that is why we are getting snow!) On the community front, the Le-Win Stockton wrestling team is going great guns. They won a prestigious tournament in Springfield over Christmas and won the last two meets. In another month they will be getting ready for regionals. I spent a lot of time scoring basketball games this past week, so I get a little break. It always seems as if there is a ton of events and then nothing. My Green Bay Packer friends are sure they will be playing in the Super Bowl. I guess we will find out in a couple of weeks. We will continue to feature some soups this month, so if you find a good one, please pass it on. If you have any recipes you think we would like, contact us in person, by mail at From Lena’s Kitchens, Shopper’s Guide at 213 S. Center St. or email us at scoopshopper@rvpublishing.com.


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ANTIQUES & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AUCTION 507 E. MAIN ST. • LENA

SATURDAY, Jan. 18, 2020 - 10:00 A.M. (Severe weather date: Sunday, Jan. 19)

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: 5’ store display case; oak commode; Duncan Phyfe table & buffet; black retro sofa & recliner; area rugs; rag rugs; Cuckoo clocks; kt primitives; gold, sterling silver & pewter jewelry; IH post cards; stereoscope cards; Goldwater in ’64 pinback; Coca-Cola crate; soda fountain jars; crockery pcs; beer steins; cookie jars; Fire King; glassware & dishes; china dishes; Delft items. Indian figurines; LARGE collection of cat figurines; collector plates; HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Kenmore washing machine; (2) Flexsteel chairs w/ottoman; lift chair; maple drop leaf dining room table. Full list and pictures on website. TERMS: CASH or GOOD CHECK

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It’s always ice cream time somewhere

The crew at the Three Sisters Sweet Shoppe in Elizabeth were ready for summer scooping.

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Little libraries Clobberin’ for the Community Building

Tavian Cleveland helps put the first books in the free library at Stockton Elementary. In true pro wrestling form, a metal chair speaks louder than words as Joey Britton regains his composure to continue grappling with Connor Hopkins.

Summer fun

Members of the Calvary United Methodist Youth Missions group operate the brat stand at Sullivan’s Foods in Stockton.

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REAL ESTATE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JO DAVIESS COUNTY GALENA, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER OF U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND Plaintiff, -v.LAURA NISSEN, et al. et al Defendant 2019CH32 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 12, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:30 PM on January 28, 2020, at the office of Vincent Roth Toepfer & Leinen PC, 11406 U.S. Route 20 W, Galena, IL, 61036, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 12 SHOREWOOD DR, GALENA, IL 61036 Property Index No. 06-204-055-00 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate 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/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to 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 Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 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 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. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file, CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL, 60527 (630) 794-9876 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE IL, 60527 630-794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-19-08008 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 2019CH32 TJSC#: 39-8112 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I3141317 (Published in The Scoop Today Jan. 1, 8 & 15, 2020) 364540


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IT’S TIME!!!!! NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR STOCKTON AUTO SUPPLY-NAPA’S HUGE BI-ANNUAL FILTER SALE! BRING ORDERS IN BY JANUARY 31 FOR HUGE SAVINGS!!!!!!

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