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1 Volume 39 Number 24 Thursday, June 14, Pages 75 Arrest made in connection with Sparta shooting By Travis Lott A Sparta man arrested in Columbus, Ohio has been charged in connection with the June 1 shooting death of Laura White in Sparta. Christopher Morgan, 26, of Sparta has been charged in Randolph County with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He was the person who called police to report the shooting, but he told police someone else had shot White and fled on foot. That statement was not true. While Randolph County State s Attorney Jeremy Walker did not have specifics about the Ohio arrest, he said it occurred over the weekend, and it was for a minor charge. As of Tuesday morning, Morgan was still incarcerated in Ohio. Walker said Randolph County officials would pick Morgan up Wednesday. White was shot in the chest at an apartment on Hasle Street. She died at the hospital a short time later. (Morgan) ended up in Ohio the weekend after the shooting, Walker said. The charging document states that Morgan unlawfully possessed a.25 caliber handgun, as he had been convicted of a felony in Michigan. The charge is a Class 3 felony, which carries a mandatory prison sentence of two to 10 years. Walker said Randolph County had to charge Morgan with something while he was in custody in Ohio, and the firearm possession fit the state s need at the time. It s very much an open investigation, Walker said. There very well could be other charges filed. Coal Festival queen The Marissa Coal Festival was held last weekend. Saturday, the queen coronation was held. Audrey Miller was crowned 2018 Marissa Coal Festival queen. More on the Coal Festival is on Page 12. Photo by Carol Mercer Expect delays Motorists traveling across the Chester Bridge will be delayed by the traffic light as road construction crews perform bridge repairs. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to finish November 1. Despite the planning for a potential new bridge, the Missouri Department of Transportation stated that this work is necessary to keep the bridge safe until a new bridge could be constructed. Work crews are present from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, but one-way traffic will be at all hours. Surveying history at old fort With an eye toward providing the state with information about its historic site outside Chester, a team of students from the SIUC Center for Archaeological Investigations conducted its second survey of Fort Kaskaskia last week. The team comprised of 13 students, three teaching assistants and an SIU staff member is led by Mark Wagner, the director of the archaeology department. The students are joined by a small number of students from Murray State University in Kentucky and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Through excavation and the use of a tool called ground penetrating radar, the group discovered some interesting details about the fort between last year and this year. The hilly area near the entrance of the park shows the remnants of a French fort, which was called Fort Kaskaskia and would have been built around It was never finished, because the French lost the French and Indian War before it could be fully operational. A sign at the site of the French fort tells the tale of the fort being occupied From left are Justin Tagaro and Kevin Cabrera examining the section of the French fort they excavated. first by the French, then rehabilitated and occupied by the Americans later. However, another fort, also called Fort Kaskaskia, was located at Garrison Hill above the cemetery, It was operated by Americans from 1803 to People didn t realize t h e r e we r e t wo s e p a rate forts, Wagner said, Continued on Page 5 For Eichenseer, it will be a Father s Day to remember By Dan Zobel For many of us, Father s Day is a joyous occasion we share with our dads, stepdads, children or any other male figure that has left a lasting impression on our lives. For some people, that opportunity is not available. One 37-year-old Steeleville man, however, will celebrate Father s Day Sunday with the knowledge for the first time in his life of who his father is. A series of previously unknown connections and DNA testing led Tim Eichenseer to a first-time face-to-face meeting May 28 with his dad Jim Schneider of Waterloo. The moment I saw my dad, I was shaking so bad I almost couldn t stand up, Eichenseer said. It was an amazing feeling. My jaw just dropped. He looked at me, and I looked at him. I shook his hand. I said, I ve been waiting 37 years. Nice to meet you, sir. We hugged, and the Willis Publishing Inc. Copyright 2018 tears flowed. It was the most surreal moment in my life next to watching my children being born. Eichenseer never knew his dad until that day. When Tim s mother Nancy Eichenseer found out she was pregnant with Tim, she decided she would raise him on her own. Nearly 40 years later, Tim and his wife April are the parents of three sons. Because of their children, Tim said April thought it would be a good idea to have a family medical history. I agreed, but I was still nervous, Tim said. I was scared they would say, You re 37. We don t want to have anything to do with you. I was scared of the thought of rejection. Tim and April started looking on the internet for information on who his family could be, including mailing addresses. Tim s mother told him his father s name was Jim Schneider, and Tim and April were able to find Jim s daughter on Face- From left are Tim Eichenseer s sister Lisa Kimme, father Jim Schneider, Eichenseer and sister Kim Otten. book May 13. I started looking at her pictures on Facebook, and I found a picture of who she said was her dad, Tim said. I sent it to my mom, and she was almost positive that it was my dad. Tim sent the woman a message through Facebook and waited for a reply. The next day, April, who owns Hakuna Matata Kid Care in Steeleville, showed one of the day care s directors pictures of who they thought could be Tim s sister. The director told April that the woman is Kim Otten, and she used to work with her. Tim and April reached out to Kim May 14 and told her the situation. Kim agreed to call and talk. When she called (May 15), I started off with a few Money $aving Coupons Inside! questions and a few things I knew about (my potential dad), Tim said. Tim started asking Kim things about his dad that his mother had told him, such as where his dad worked, and Kim said that information was correct. Tim and Kim agreed to take DNA tests. On May 16, Tim had his done and Continued on Page 5

2 Page 2 County Journal june 14, 2018 police E ville Food Mart employee choked By Travis Lott An incident at Evansville Food Mart Sunday evening led to the arrest of a Pinckneyville man. According to authorities, Ricky Crouch, 37, entered Food Mart just before 7 p.m. June 10 and began creating a disturbance. Crouch allegedly opened a bottle of Mike s Hard Lemonade and began drinking it in the store. When store clerk Matt Kueker confronted Crouch about paying for the drink, Crouch put his hands around Kueker s neck and began choking him. It definitely appears someone had overconsumed that day, said Randolph County State s Attorney Jeremy Walker. Crouch was arrested for aggravated bat- RALPH S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Hustler Toro Echo Ingersoll Ariens Gravely Hwy. 51 South Elkville BLACKTOP Seal Coating & Crack Fill Squeegee & Spray Coats Good Job At A Great Price! 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If convicted, Crouch could spend between two and five years in prison, but the offense is probation eligible. Tilden man goes to federal prison A Tilden man has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison for his part in a drug conspiracy. Jordan P. Leggans, 31, was sentenced June 6. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. The offense occurred between 2015 and April 2017 in Perry, Randolph, Monroe and St. Clair counties. According to the U.S. attorney s office, Leggans was involved with other persons in the manufacture of meth and the distribution of ice, a form a meth that has a purity level of at least 80 percent. The judge found that Leggans was responsible for the possession of 16.8 grams of pseudoephedrine and the distribution of over 374 grams of ice. Leggans received an enhanced sentence because he and a codefendant stole an SKS rifle and traded the firearm for ice. Seven codefendants have already been sentenced to prison for their roles in the conspiracy. Two additional codefendants have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Leggans sentence includes four years of supervised release. The investigation was conducted by the sheriff s offices in Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe counties in Illinois, and Perry County, Missouri, St. Clair County sheriff s office drug tactical unit, Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois, Chester, Coulterville, Belleville and Lenzburg police, Drug Enforcement Administration and Randolph and Monroe counties state s attorney s offices. TUESDAYS FREE POPCORN & $5.50 MOVIE TICKETS Bring Your Own Container And Receive One Free Popcorn Fill With Your Movie Ticket Purchase Offer Valid Tuesdays Only. One Per Person. Free Popcorn Equivalent To Medium Size Popcorn. (Approx. 130 oz.) Showtimes JUNE Book Club Fri. (4:15), 7:15 & 9:40 Sat. & Sun. (1:15), (4:15), 7:15 & 9:40 Mon. - Wed. 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He posted bond. Patrick C. Dasch, 24, homeless, was arrested June 5 by Tilden police for violating the sex offender registration act. He was jailed. Jared T. Ballinger, 26, of Farmington, Missouri was arrested June 5 by the Randolph County sheriff s office on a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear in court on a leaving the scene of an accident charge. He was jailed. Tracy L. Jany, 48, of Chester was arrested June 5 by the Randolph County sheriff s office on warrants for petition to revoke probation and escape. Jany was jailed. Steeleville Farmers Market SaturdayS 7:30am-11:30am 107 W. Broadway In Front Of City Hall FRESH Berries Cabbage Cucumbers Squash Olivia J. Lambert, 21, homeless, was arrested June 5 by Tilden police for domestic battery. She was jailed. David M. Roehrkasse, 18, of Chester was arrested June 5 by Chester police on a Perry County, Missouri warrant for armed criminal action. He was jailed. Christina M. Wunderlich, 44, of Chester was arrested June 5 by the Randolph County sheriff s office on a Randolph County warrant for deceptive practice. She was jailed. Hollie A. Hemphill, 36, of Monroe, Louisiana was arrested June 6 by Sparta police on a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear in court for unlawful delivery of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. She posted bond. Emily A. Bartee, 30, homeless, was arrested June 6 by the Randolph County sheriff s office for possession of a controlled substance and possession of meth. She was jailed. Timothy S. Hobeck, 34, of Rockwood was arrested June 6 by the Randolph County sheriff s office for possession of meth, driving on a revoked license, unlawful display of license plate, fleeing or attempting to elude police and resisting a peace officer. He was jailed. Sheldon R. Zomphier, 25, of Greenville was arrested June 6 by the Randolph County sheriff s office on a Randolph County warrant for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. 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Olson, 46, of Tilden was arrested June 7 by Tilden police on a Randolph County warrant for petition to revoke probation. She was jailed. Arthonn F. Quinn, 45, of St. Louis was arrested June 8 by the Randolph County sheriff s office on a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear in court on a theft charge. He was jailed. Lewis D. Higgins, 53, of Tilden was arrested June 8 by Sparta police for possession of meth and on a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear in court on a possession of meth charge. He was jailed. The following cases have been terminated in Randolph County court. Kendra Morfin of Chester, delivery of meth, guilty, probation, fine. Tired Of Inept Retailers And Deceptive Sales? See Me! Full Service Jewelry Center In Store Full Service Custom MFG Great Style Selection 10-18K & Platinum Loose Stone Service Excellent Prices Remounting Paul R. Wicker 301 W. 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Thomas Allhands, 22, of Pinckneyville was arrested June 8 by the Perry County Sheriff s Department for failure to appear in court on driving while license suspended and no vehicle insurance charges. He was taken to jail. Bond was set at $2,000 cash. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Randolph Co. court Kyle Walker of Red Bud, battery, guilty, fine. Randy Moore of Prairie du Rocher, criminal damage to property, guilty, fine. June 17 8:00am-2:30pm Sunday Dinner Fried Chicken, Chicken & Dumplings, Country Fried Steak, Roast Beef & Much More! Breakfast Served ALL DAY! We Accept Cash Or Check Only. ATM On-Site For Your Convenience. Jodi s Ol Farmhouse Cafe And Bakery 639 State St. Chester

3 County Journal june 14, 2018 Law enforcement says Stork s death accidental It was almost a year ago that Hillary Stork, 35, of Tilden was found d e a d i n h e r b e d at home. It was August of The official cause of death was listed as acute ethanol (alcohol) intoxication with a head injury as a contributing factor. She had fallen that night while drinking. The woman s blood alcohol level was listed as The family did not buy that conclusion and asked for a deeper investigation into Stork s death. They feel that someone else was involved. Her ex-husband Corey Stork said his chil- dren, who were home that night, told him that someone else was in their mother s bedroom going through the dresser drawers the morning she was found dead, and a pillow was over her head. Other people had been in the house the previous night. We did another investigation, said Randolph County State s Attorney Jeremy Walker. Then we met with her family. Walker said the sheriff s office looked at the things the family was interested in. We found no evidence to support any criminal charges against anyone, said Walker. We listened to the family s concerns, but they don t want to believe that she was drunk and fell and hit her head. They think another person or persons are responsible. Walker said he has no such evidence. He said there is nothi ng t o s ub s t a nt i at e what the family believes, and some of the things they were told by others were not conf irmed by the same people when police interviewed them. If any new evidence does come along, we will look at it, said Walker. For now, the death of Hillary Stork officially remains an accident caused by intoxication and a fall. Page 1200 N Market St. Sparta, IL (618) Meier Chevrolet-Buick-GMC would like to offer an APPRECIATION LUNCH FOR ALL CITY & COUNTY: Police Officers, Firemen, First Responders, EMT s & Their Families. We are truly grateful and cannot thank you enough for all that you do for us everyday to keep your communities safe. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and are sincerely appreciated. With all of the crazy things happening in the world today, we are blessed to have all of you putting your lives on the line every day to keep us safe. We do notice and we want to thank you from everyone here at Meier Chevrolet-Buick-GMC! Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th. We hope to see you here! THE MEIER CHEVROLET FAMILY THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! Monroe County identifies body found in burned car Coroner used DNA for positive identification A man who was killed April 29 near Red Bud has finally been officially identified. It was about 5:30 a.m. that day when a burned car was found on Powell Road just south of LL Road. The car had burned for some time previous to it being found and was a total loss. The remains of a person was found inside, and DNA was used to identify him. This week, the County Journal is publishing the obituary of Christian John C.J. Collins, 22, of Red Bud. He is the man killed in the accident. Monroe County sheriff s deputy Captain Dan Hannon said Collins vehicle was southb o u nd w h e n i t r a n off the road and hit a bridge deck, came to rest then caught fire. The car had been there a long time when it was found, and there was nothing left of it, said Hannon. Collins was the driver. He also was the only person in the car. Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill said Collins died of blunt force trauma. Hill said he used a piece of material from the car s visor that was ejected from the vehicle before it caught fire. He was able to use DNA from that visor and compare it with material on a toothbrush at Collins house as well as DNA from Collins parents. Hill said in all his years as coroner, this was the first time he used DNA to identify a decedent. Collins worked at the Casey s store in Red Bud. An E ville hedge problem By Travis Lott Evansville has some visibility issues at certain street corners. One corner in particular was the topic of conversation during Monday night s village board meeting brought up by zoning administrator Mark McConachie during his report. McConachie said the overgrown hedges at Broad and Market streets adjacent to the village park create an issue for drivers. They are on the property of George Cook at 600 Market Street. McConachie said he s been told that the village can t do anything about the hedges because they are grandfathered in, as they were there before the zoning board was formed in I should still be able to regulate the size and scope of those hedges, McConachie said. Per village code, the hedges are supposed to be no taller than 24 inches, which these are, and not obstruct any walkways, which these partially do. Resident Ken Rhyne, who was in attendance, said the village board had discussed the matter several years ago but decided not to do anything. Someone produced a photo from 1929 and showed those bushes were there, Rhyne said. The issue died once that photo was seen, Rhyne told the board. McConachie agreed that the hedges have been the same size for decades. Those hedges were there when I was a little kid, McConachie said, but the street is wider now. When you pull up to that stop sign, you can t see what s heading west. Village trustees agreed that McConachie should be able to regulate the area. Additionally, Police Chief Chris Hewitt said that, by law, the hedges are a hazard. You know who s going to be responsible if someone gets hurt there, Hewitt said, referring to the property owner. I know what my report will say. McConachie asked the board if it would examine what could be done. The trustees said it wasn t necessary to follow the old ways. Make everyone comply with what the code says, said Trustee Joy Kessler. Trustee Justen Kempfer said McConachie should take action on his own, and that the board would back him up. Get it taken care of, Kempfer told McConachie. McConachie said the property at 600 Market Street is not the only one with hedges not in com- pliance with code. I m just warning you, mayor; some of these hedges are on village property, McConachie said. In other news, McConachie presented Fire Chief John Koester with a $200 donation from the Knights of Columbus following last month s Rally on the River fundraiser. The board also approved an agreement with the village of Ellis Grove to continue using its water until Evansville s water plant is fully compliant with state regulations. The contract is good for five years or until Evansville resumes use of its own plant. Evansville made a donation of $100 to the Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholders barge cruise September 7. Kempfer will attend the cruise to represent the board. Clerk Bethany Wunderlich will attend the Municipal Clerks of Illinois summer seminar in Collinsville July 19 and 20. The only cost to attend is the registration fee, as Wunderlich is organizing the event. Her hotel and food will be supplied by the Municipal Clerks. It s a great way for our little town to get representation in the state of Illinois, Wunderlich said, referring to her taking care of such a large event. Shown is the corner of Broad and Market streets, where village officials say these hedges on George Cook s property at 600 Market Street create visibility issues for motorists. IRON IS PLEASED TO WELCOME... Darryl Rautman New Car Sales Manager 1221 North Market Sparta

4 Page 4 opinions County Journal June 14, 2018 Editorial Staff: Jerry Willis Larry Willis Travis Lott Dan Zobel Meacham Madness By: Editor s Space Policies Of The County Journal A Publication Of Willis Publishing, Inc. Larry Willis, Kristin Anderson, John Falkenhein Co-Owners/Co-Publishers Published Each Thursday 1101 East Pine Box 369 Percy, Illinois (618) By: John Meacham Confused about gender confusion On Monday night s rerun of The Tonight Show on Antenna TV, Johnny Carson did a skit in which he announced the results of propositions which he said were on the primary ballot in California. In San Francisco, he said, voters turned down an initiative to allow men to wear men s clothing in public. Carson s report, of course, was fictional and meant to be funny. Johnny assumed his audience would understand that men wearing women s clothing was so common in the City By the Bay that to do otherwise might well be against the law. However, just this month and 1,800 miles east, in Melissa, Texas, that sort of gender fluidity didn t cut it. Then and there, high school officials gave two boys two-day suspensions for wearing dresses. According to Beth Dalbey s report on patch. com, when Principal Kenneth Wooten ordered 18-year-old Rodney Dimasso and 17-year-old Chris Swykert to his office, they argued that their dresses complied with the school s dress code because they weren t too revealing. Wooten replied that their attire violated the code because it was inappropriately worn or distracting. About the same time, 1,700 miles farther east, in Willow Brook, Connecticut, two boys were winning events, one even setting two new records, in the state track meet the girls state track meet. On, Pamela Geller reports that Bulkeley sophomore Terry Miller broke records in both the 100 and 200-meter events. Just last year during the winter indoor season, Miller had raced as a boy, Geller says. The runner-up 100-meter transgender runner, Andraya Yearwood from Cromwell, also won the Class M sprint titles last year, despite never undergoing hormonal treatment. An official of the Connecticut Intersscholastic Athletic Conference said that in that state, Gender is gender identity. And that could well explain the difference in how these four boys were treated. Apparently, the Texas twosome s only stated reason for wearing dresses was because they wanted to. They didn t claim to identify as girls. The two Connecticut Continued on Page 5 By Jerry Willis Red Schoendienst For about three years, I had been trying to get an interview with Red Schoendienst. I wrote letters to the Cardinals, talked to some of their representatives and a month ago saw Jacob Mayer, formerly of Steeleville, who now works for the Cardinals. Jacob said he would have somebody call me about an interview, but no one ever did. I now know why. Red was probably unable to do any interviews. Coincidentally, I was sitting in Busch Stadium last Wednesday night, when in the third inning, it was announced at the ballpark that Red had died. He was 95. Everyone stood up, and the men, including the ballplayers, took off their hats in a salute to one of the greatest Cardinals to ever wear the uniform. I wanted to ask Red a couple of specific things. How did he overcome tuberculosis, and how did he feel when he was traded by the Cardinals to the New York Giants? Red played with the Cardinals from 1945 to 1956 then was traded to the Giants in exchange for Alvin Dark and others. He was a great hitter and fielder out there on second base. The next year, New York traded him to the Milwaukee Braves, and he immediately led them to the World Series. Milwaukee won the pennant again in In 1959, Red was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was told he would never play baseball again. Part of a lung was removed. However, he beat the illness and went back to the Braves for the end of the 1959 season. He was released after the 1960 season and rejoined the Cardinals in 1961 as a player, then in 1962 and 1963 as a player/coach. After the Cardinals won the World Series in 1964, manager Johnny Keane went to the Yankees, and Red became manager, taking the Red Birds to the World Series twice and winning it all in In later years, he served as a coach and senior adviser to the Cardinals. Red will always be remembered as a Cardinal. He wore a Red Bird uniform for 67 of his 76 big league years. His No. 2 was retired long ago, and he is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Letters to the editor must be signed in order to be published. A telephone number is also required for verification. Letters and news items are published at the discretion of the editors. All copy will be edited. The County Journal does not publish poetry. Classified advertising must be prepaid except for established accounts. Political and certain other advertising must be prepaid. Any person or organization holding a money making event and wanting it advertised in the County Journal must discuss their promotion with the advertising department. Generally, if the organization charges for the event, goods or services, the County Journal charges to advertise its event. Letters advocating a candidate or referendum will be published as a letter to the editor until two weeks before an election. Within that two weeks such promotions will be published only as paid advertisement. Anyone wishing to express thanks must do so in a paid advertisement. Thank you notes will not be included in news stories. There is help for the suicide prone The recent deaths of two celebrities have brought new attention to the problem of suicide. The deaths of a wellknown chef and a well-known fashion designer, by means of suicide, has TV and radio buzzing. State statistics indicate that Illinois has about 16 suicides a day. That is up by about 23 percent since The United States as a whole has seen a suicide rate increase of 30 percent since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2016, 45,000 people died at their own hand in this country. In Illinois, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death. It is the third leading cause of death in people between 15 and 34 and the fourth most frequent cause of A Musing View From the County Journal June 12, 1980 Thirteen people were injured in a three-car accident on the Shawneetown Trail. The teenagers were from the Chester and Ellis Grove areas. Southwestern Illinois Coal was walking the Page dragline back to Streamline Mine from Captain. The big piece of equipment moved Flag ethics Editor, County Journal, Please inspect your flag regularly if you fly it on the back of a pickup truck. At least take the time to stop and roll it up before going 70 down the highway. What most see as a gesture of patriotism, I also see damage that results afterward. Today s patriotism has changed from the days of old, and the American flag is being County Journal (USPS ) is published weekly on Thursdays for 75 each issue,$26.00 per year in Randolph, Perry and Jackson counties and Marissa. $ per year in Illinois, $33.00 per year elsewhere, by County Journal, Box 369, 1101 East Pine, Percy, Illinois, Periodicals postage paid at Percy, Illinois. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to County Journal, Box 369, 1101 East Pine, Percy, Illinois Two recent celebrity deaths raise awareness death for those 35 to 54. Randolph County had seven suicides in 2017 and five already this year, including three in the last two weeks. For loved ones, suicide is almost an unspeakable occurrence. Be aware of some of the warning signs that someone is thinking about suicide. People in crisis might: l Feel they are a burden, l Feel isolated, l Have increased anxiety, l Have unbearable pain, l Abuse drugs, l Have increased anger or rage, Looking back Letters to the editor portrayed in ways not originally meant. I served on an honor guard in the Air Force, and one of the things we had to study was the code of ethics for the American flag. Did you know disrespect of the flag includes wearing it or part of it as an article of clothing, having other objects (even nature) imaged on it, using it for advertising purposes and having it on River Stages Mississippi At Chester Flood Stage 27 Ft. l Have mood swing, l Have feelings of hopelessness, l Feel the need to sleep too little or too much or l Talk about or be planning suicide. Of course, there is always one factor that no one talks about: This country s population is exploding. With more people, there is the possibility of more of anything, including suicide. From 1999 to 2010, the population of the United States rose from million to million. That s 17 million more across Route 150 between Percy and Cutler and created quite a sight. The Illinois Department of Corrections wanted to expand death row, or the condemned unit, but attorneys for the prisoners took the matter to court. They claimed it would be a hardship on the prisoners families, since most of the condemned were from other parts of the state. The court agreed, but the state appealed; and the decision was overturned. After that decision was made, Menard received six new death row prisoners, including John Wayne Gacy. All executions would still take place only at the Stateville prison. Construction on the disposable items such as napkins, cups and plates? If on a shirt, it should be on the side of the shoulder with the blue field toward the forward direction of travel. This can be found in the U.S. Code Title 4 Section 8, parts G, H and J. Yes, I know Johnny Cash was mighty proud of that ragged ol flag, By: Martha Peebles Sending letters people. So that s 17 million more people who can consider the act. There is help available. Suicide help lines are out there. The Human Service Center in Red Bud has counselors and action plans to help. Executive director Shea Haury said they ask those who call for help to go to the nearest hospital emergency room. We try to get them to a safe place as soon as possible, she said. We meet them at the hospital. Haury estimates that her office deals with about 350 yearly suicide calls for help. That s a lot. People contemplating suicide need help, but they or their loved ones must seek that help and pray that it works. For help call My golf game is taking a powder The way I see it, Tiger Woods and I have one thing in common. Other than being a severe amateur, being a woman and being white, it seems that we are both past our prime when it comes to golf. At least Tiger had a prime. As for me, I started too late in life to really get the hang of it. One evening last week when the weather was perfect, I asked Bill to take me out to the course. He was shocked. Normally he is encouraging me to go, and I always have some lame excuse like ironing sheets and towels (Ha! If only I could find my iron.) I was raring to go when he got home from work, and we packed up our gear. I noticed that he was bringing along Dr. Scholl s Spray Foot Powder, but I never questioned it. His feet sweat even in the winter months. When we got to the first tee, to my surprise, he sprayed the foot powder onto the Dr. Scholl s reveals where the club hit the ball face of his driver. I was thinking, He has finally lost his mind. They say the first sign of dementia is confusing common objects for one another, like trying to comb your hair with a spoon. In this case, I thought he was confusing his driver for his foot. Actually, I think I could drive more accurately if I used my foot instead of my driver. As I questioned this practice, he explained rather scientifically that the ball will leave an imprint on the club face. This imprint reveals where the ball made contact with the club. Apparently, there is a sweet spot in the center that is the best place for maximum June June June June June June June impact and accuracy. It was weird to hear the term sweet spot used in the context of golf. After his first shot, he showed me the imprint. It was really impressive and very detailed. It reminded me of my childhood when I got hit by a line drive. I carried the bruised baseball seam imprint on my leg around like a badge of courage all summer. Can I use the powder? I asked. He smiled and said, Do you really want to know how you re hitting the ball? Thinking that it could only help my swing, he sprayed down my driver face really well. Unfortunately, my practice swing was so bad that the grass rubbed off all the powder. Considering the cost of the stuff, this could be an expensive venture. Nonetheless, we sprayed it down again. It was not surprising that my ball could not find the sweet spot. Occasionally, I would get close, and it was amazing how good those swings felt. No body reverberation from chunking the earth, no getting out of balance by over swinging, no jolting impact of my signature grounder when hitting the neck of the club. This powder experiment might just be what the doctor ordered. I m thinking about calling Tiger to see if he s heard about this great discovery. He s probably up for anything that will help his game. Actually, I hear that he might be on the upswing in recent tournaments. Perhaps he may not be past his prime after all. Maybe there s still hope for me, too. new Percy Village Hall began with the staking out of the building. The Sparta City Council had the new budget on file. Spending would total $3.15 million. Willisville s three tavern owners were upset with the board. The board had raised license fees to $500 a year and did not extend open hours as the owners requested. but we don t need to make one on purpose. Joe Taylor Percy Correction The woman involved in the car that crashed into the river May 30 was misidentified in last week s edition as Stephanie English. Her name is Stephanie England. Send letters to the editor to the County Journal, P0 Box 369, Percy, IL They can also be faxed to or ed to Letters should be as brief as possible and must be signed by the author. Include a telephone number for verification. The phone number will not be published.

5 County Journal june 14, 2018 Page 5 Fort Kaskaskia...From Page 1 standing at the Garrison Hill excavation site. People automatically assumed that (the French fort) was the only fort. This is the American fort. There are no French artifacts here. Wagner explained how the American fort was in a more strategic location, as it was the highest elevation along the ridge. (The Americans) probably looked at the French fort and said the French have built this in the wrong place, he said. When asked why the French located the fort where they did, Wagner said they might have built it there to be closer to town, but he s not totally sure. At the site of the French fort, students uncovered parts of a stone wall. Wagner said that meant the French were building it to protect against British cannon fire, not from Indians. They were worried that the British would get in the Mississippi River Valley with cannons, Wagner said. Around the French site, Murray student Cari Mikez said the group found some artifacts such as pieces of ceramic that were likely part of a teacup or other fine pottery. There s not going to be a lot of fine pottery, Mikez said. Back then, only the officers would have used that quality of utensil. There were only a couple officers with a group of soldiers. Northeastern student Justin Tagaro said the hills around the area of the French fort provide a rough idea of where the walls were, but there are structures in that area that would have been part of buildings within the fort. Mikez said there are large pins in the ground where an archaeologist surveyed the French area in the 1960s. That provides a reference point for the young archaeologists. Using reference points from the survey in the 1960s, it s easier to continue the same line of research points, Mikez said. On Garrison Hill, Wagner said the American fort likely extends well into the area under the parking lot separating the top of the hill and where the cemetery now sits. There are tree roots and water lines running into the area. Wagner said the work the state has done to the park isn t too damaging, but his group s goal is to map out where the fort was, so the state can know where to run any future water lines or parking lot extensions so as to not destroy the historic artifacts in the area. The state would do archaeological research first. Now we re just trying to find out what its limits are and what its level of preservation is, Wagner said. You don t have to excavate the whole thing. We can get enough information to protect this. Much of the original structures of the forts were destroyed at the end of occupations, with wood from the structures being burned. However, the chimneys were made out of brick, so that A student found this artifact. It is likely a piece from a door in the American fort. material remains. The bricks were made onsite by the soldiers. Next to each survey hole lay a large pile of reddish brown rubble. Those are the remnants of the bricks, Wagner said. At the back end of Garrison Hill, where the land slopes down toward the tree line across the road from the shelter house, Wagner said that would have been the edge of where the American fort stood. That seems to be where soldiers dumped trash and other rubble. In that area, the students have found buttons from military uniforms and other items. A coin was also found that would have dated to the time when Lewis and Clark s expedition traveled through the area. The American fort would have been a stop for the explorers. Wagner said this year is the second of three years the students will study the site. It s kind of a winwin, Wagner said. We get to teach the students how to excavate systematically, and the state gets information about the forts. Wagner said he hopes to be at the site next year to wrap up the group s research and to write a report or a book on the students findings. During Saturday s event, the group used a drone to survey the sites. This winter, he said the school will use a drone to create a contour map of the site, as it will be easier without the tree coverage. Technology and archaeology is changing incredibly fast, Wagner said. That s another reason you don t want to dig everything up. Ten years from now, they ll have better equipment. Eichenseer...From Page 1 Kim s was performed May 17. Nervousness set in again for Tim as he waited for the results. The whole week, I was a nervous wreck, Tim said. We shot texts back and forth. We were both pretty nervous. I was really worried that they would say they know who I am, but their lives are separate, so let s keep it that way. On May 24, the results came back. Dr. Ryan Reiss of Southern Illinois Spine and Joint Center in Sparta was able to compare the results. Ryan called me and said the results were in, Tim said. He said me and my sister Kim were an 85.7 percent biological match. That s with us having different moms. Tim called Kim immediately after hearing the news. It was really neat, Tim said. (Kim) was beside herself excited. She and her husband came over that evening. We met and talked and caught up. Not only was Tim able to track down his father, but he had gained a new sister in Kim, as well as a second new sister in Lisa Kimme. On May 28, Memorial Day, Tim and his family went to Lisa s house between Hecker Accidents A motorcycle rider was injured when his bike struck a deer on the Pyatt- Cutler Road a half mile east of Route 4 in Perry County June 11 at 6 a.m. Mark Gates, 47, of Du Quoin was westbound when he hit the animal. He was taken by ambulance to the Carbondale hospital. A Sparta man was not injured in a one-car accident June 10 at 1:30 p.m. on Mill Creek Road in Randolph County. A car driven by Kevin Jacobsen, 56, was eastbound when it ran off the road into a ditch and rolled. Tim Eichenseer greets his dad Jim Schneider with a hug. Eichenseer, at 37, met his father for the first time May 28 of this year. and Red Bud, where he met Lisa, Jim and some of Tim s nieces and nephews. We were just both really happy to meet each other, Tim said. We were both shocked. We kind of just sat there and enjoyed the moment. We didn t go into a whole lot of details of why, and to me that s irrelevant. It is what it is now. It s amazing. Tim said his sisters have been elated to gain a brother, and the connections gained have been more than he could have ever imagined. Since I ve met my sisters and dad, it s exceeded expectations, Tim said. They ve been amazingly open, humbling and welcoming. They ve taken me and my family underneath their wings. It s been great. It s changed me. I went from being an only child and never knowing my dad to knowing my dad and having two sisters and some nieces and nephews. In just a short period of time they have known each other, the freshly joined family has already had multiple family gettogethers and have more planned. Tim said he has no intentions on looking back, on why the past happened or the whatif s or how things could have been any different. For him, the moment is now. He will never have to spend another Father s Day not knowing his dad. It s been an amazing roller coaster ride, Tim said. Runaway wheel The Campbell Hill Fire Department was called to Trico High School around 11:30 a.m. June 7, when a wheel came off of a northbound semi and struck a natural gas regulator, which resulted in a gas leak. The wheel continued on and struck a car parked near the ball diamond. The truck can be seen at right. No one was injured. The Jackson County sheriff s office was also called to the scene but did not release any information. Meacham...From Page 4 track stars, however, identify as transgender. What s frightening to me about these two stories is that many of the boys fellow students supported them. It s 2018, y all. Wow, this is ridiculous! one Melissa boy said on social media. To be honest, I think it s great they get a chance to compete, and as long as they re happy, I guess, there s not that much I can do, said one of the girls beaten by the boys. What s somewhat encouraging is that some of the coaches and parents in Connecticut are beginning to question the athletic association s transgender policy and considering a lawsuit to force change. What would be even more encouraging would be if parents, private citizens and lawmakers in all 50 states would take the advice of Bud G., a great thinker from my hometown, and cut out the silly stuff. Only Bud used a slightly stronger noun than stuff. 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6 business 6 Page County Journal june 14, 2018 Sparta has TIF agreement with Stork for business City looking at charging credit card use fee Gateway FS donation The Gateway FS Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Sparta Area Food Pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Front row from left are volunteers Laura, Megan and Samantha Schulte, Dianne Plog and Gateway FS Foundation board member Craig Yoch. Back row: Larry Ashley and Charlie and Doris Lehman. The pantry serves families in need in Sparta and the surrounding areas. Gardeners with extra produce may drop it off at Westminster Tuesday or Thursday from 10 to noon. A new business might be moving to Sparta. At the June 11 meeting, the Sparta City Council approved a TIF redevelopment intent agreement with Nick Stork. City manager Corey Rheinecker said Stork hopes to purchase the old Atlas building on McClurken and move a business there. Rheinecker said it is too early to release too much information. The agreement states that it is the intent of the city to work with Stork and release funds for TIF-eligible expenses, and Stork may proceed with his plans. Still, the agreement does not bind the city to anything at this point. R h e i n e c ke r s a i d i f the TIF project goes through, Stork will purchase the building. He said the business would result in about 10 employees. In another business matter, the council approved a resolution to transfer a sales tax rebate program held by Svanda Chevrolet and John Morgenthaler to Meier Chevrolet Buick GMC. The agreement with Svanda dates back to 2000 and calls for the city to rebate the dealership in city sales tax for any amount over $51,000 it collects in the tax annually. In the original agreement, the money was to be used to rehabilitate the dealership building. Rheinecker said the city did not have to rebate any of the 1 percent sales tax to the dealership last year because it didn t reach the $51,000. The resolution runs through March of Then Meier can renegotiate if it wishes. The council discussed charging a fee for use of credit cards in paying city utility bills. The use of cards carries a fee for the payee, in this case, the city. Mayor Jason Schlimme said he would like to see a flat $2 fee per transaction or just find a way for the city to get those fees back. Rheinecker will get cost figures together and report to the council at the next meeting. The council noted the retirement of police officer Danny Hanna, who has served for 25 years. The council hired some part-time summer help. They are John Hold, Trevon Merideth, Andrew Kordys and Drew Byington. Safe Sitters These students recently received Safe Sitter certification at Pinckneyville Community Hospital. The students, led by Amanda Frassato, RN, Lindsey Winter, RN, and Nancy Keller, RN, learned how to prevent injuries and handle emergencies when home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Those who complete a Safe Sitter course learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented and are taught infant and child choking rescue and CPR. Shown in front from left are Kendyl Bleyer, Aubrey Emmerson, Karina Brehm, Autumn Gulley, Alaina Travelstead, Abigail Loos and Mylee Walker. Back row: Jocey Kalmas, Faith Trail, Abby Kuberski, Delaynie Lee, Aubrey Spears, Alexia Warden, Laynee Warden and Sydney Loos. For more information about Safe Sitter at Pinckneyville Community Hospital, call Jennifer Barbour at Red Bud Little Miss, Mr. During last Saturday s Moonlight Madness festivities in Red Bud, Ava Deterding, the daughter of Alex and Jennifer Deterding, was named Little Miss. Mason Mehring, the son of Matthew and Michelle Mehring, was named Little Mister. This year s pageant candidates raised more than $2,900 for local charities. Jon and Roger Hartmann won the euchre tournament, and Weir Chevrolet won the volleyball tourney. Matt Ranek and Steve Provost won the bag competition. Photo courtesy North County News Just Heavenly Nevaeh, an American bulldog/boxer mix, is approximately 2 years old and a delight to be around. Nevaeh thinks she is a lap dog, and she loves to talk to everyone. If you would like to meet her, call the Perry County Humane Society at or the shelter at Ellis Grove OKs spending ord. Business was light at the June 11 Ellis Grove Town Board meeting. The board approved the appropriation ordinance in the amount of $2.2 million. The figure represents what the town can spend but probably will not. The board also app r ove d t h e a n n u a l prevailing wage ordi- Dirt For Sale Road & Driveway Rock All Sizes Rock Tailgate Spread RED DOT Red Dot Construction Yard Trash Dumpsters Available Subscribe to the County Journal BUSINESS DIRECTORY electrician Auto PArts/service KEN Hall Froemling Electric, Inc. 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7 County Journal june 14, 2018 Page 7 Perry picks Clearwave for its telecommunications By Travis Lott Perry County will use a new telecommunications company for its internet and phone systems. Clearwave Communications of Marion will provide internet and phone service to all three county buildings at a cost of $897 per month. This is significantly higher than the approximately $300 per month the county was spending with NewWave. However, county officials said the service will be much better. Treasurer Mary Jane Craft said that in the Perry County Government Building in Pinckneyville, if too many people are using the internet, service slows at every computer. Clerk Josh Gross said this service will also tie all of the phone lines into one system, so Perry County will have an automated directory much like other counties. Gross said this would streamline phone calls for Perry County residents. The pavement marking bid for this year s project in Perry County was approved. For a cost of $39,872, all of the county roads south of Illinois Route 154 will be repainted by America s Parking Remarking of St. Louis. The unit price is 3.6 percent less than last year. The bridge on Crocus Road outside Pinckneyville will receive some work. Lake Contracting of Addieville, Illinois will install a box culvert for $71,820. Pe r r y C o u nt y a l s o h a s a n ew we b s i t e, p e r r y i l. c o m. At the site, residents can find any information they wish about property taxes, election results, elected officials or courts. The site is linked to other sites, such as Devnet Wedge, where residents can pay bills. Gross said that the county is still correcting mistakes, so if anyone finds information to be incorrect, call his office at Coulterville car show The Grand Cote Cruisers of Coulterville held their annual car show Sunday in the town park. Above is a classic belonging to Rudy Hartman of Chester. It s a 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Below are three vehicles from the Clinton County Car Club. From left they are a 1933 Plymouth owned by Dale Fisher, a 1935 Plymouth owned by Brad Jones and a 1935 Ford pickup owned by Rob Clemens, all from New Baden. The park was filled with beautiful classic vehicles. S ville God, Country service Tilden Bible school Hero Central was the theme of the Tilden Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School held the week of June 4. Approximately 45 students and staff attended. Melody Middendorf was the coordinator. Participants are shown here in hero costumes. Westminster sets Bible school Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta will host Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School June from 9 to noon. The theme is Rescued by Jesus. Shipwrecked is an interactive Bible-based ad- venture. Each day, kids go on adventures through field-tested stations with their crews. Each station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in a hands-on way that keeps everyone engaged. Children pre-school through those entering sixth-grade next school year are welcome to attend. Registration is available online at WestminsterSparta or at the church office, which is open from 9 to noon. First National Bank of Steeleville invites you to the 12th annual CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PICNIC Friday, June 15 11:00am - 1:30pm Main Bank STEELEVILLE ta Spar ing Bank r e Cent City Park Friday, June 22 11:00am - 1:30pm Sparta Banking Center Our friendly staff will serve pulled pork, beans, slaw, chips, cookies and soda. There ll be games, prizes, and balloon creations by Diane Cross. Enter to win baseball tickets. It s always fun - rain or shine! Member FDIC The Steeleville God and Country Community Service, honoring past and present servicemen and women, will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 1 in the Steeleville City Park. The event will feature music and presentations from local churches. Attendees are encouraged to take along their lawn chairs. Event organizers are also seeking singers to participate in the choir. Practices will be held Friday, June 20 and 27. For more information about singing in the event, call The Firecracker Alumni Band of Steeleville has set rehearsal times for the July 4 parade. Those who want to take part should rehearse at the Steeleville Grade School at 7 p.m. T hu r s d ay, J u n e 2 1, Tuesday, June 26 and Tuesday, July 3. Anyone is welcome to bring an instrument and join in. The Wine Hill Home and Community Education organization spent June 9 antiquing at White Buffalo Antique Shop in Sesser. After leaving the shop, the group had lunch at Burton s Cafe in Whittington then stopped by the custard stand in Sesser. Those attending were Paul and Ruth Rahlfs, Irene Hartman, Delphine Misselhorn, Treasure Smith, Shirley Hohgrefe, Ruth Rowley, Gertrude Helmers, Lorene Meyer, Margaret Pierce and Ruby Schirmer. Firecracker band rehearsals Wine Hill HCE goes antiquing in Sesser

8 Page 8 school news County Journal June 14, 2018 Riley is new Trico principal After serving last year as assistant principal at Sparta High School, Mark Riley, 38, will step into the principal s role at Trico High School. Riley will replace Mike Denault, who served as principal for six years. Other than working in Sparta, Riley taught locally at Chester High School. Riley graduated in 1998 from O Fallon Township High School. He graduated in 2002 with a bachelor s de- Mark Riley gree in history and social studies and a minor in secondary education from Eastern Illinois University. He briefly left the area to begin his teach- ing career at Indian Creek High School in Dekalb County but returned to southern Illinois to marry his wife Katie, who is the guidance counselor in the Cahokia school district. He taught at Elverado High School in While at Elverado, he began taking classes at SIUC and in 2013 received his master s in educational administration. Riley has two children, Samantha, 9, and Mark Jr., 5. Edna Sharp Scholarships From left are Montana Rose, Melissa Crosby and Lake Fogerson, who received Edna Sharp Memorial Scholarships from Chester s First Baptist Church. The $500 scholarships, awarded based on essays outlining future plans, are donated by Sharp s family. Big changes to the MAP grant Head Start at airport Sparta Head Start visited the airport, where they learned about airplanes. Children shown are Toby Perez, Amelia Renner, Alayna Owens, Ella Walker, Kyra Claybourn, Kataleya Claybourn, Sarah Pierce, Jack Baker, Dayton Daniels, Sha Nylah Jackson, Niklaus Lewis and Valerie Salinas. Leading the group is airport manager Scott Marquardt. College students who receive grants through the Monetary Awards Program will have a greater sense of financial security. As part of the 2019 budget, the state will now guarantee MAP grants for four years rather than annually. The grants are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. The change was worked into the budget by the Illinois Higher Education Working Group, a bipartisan group of legislators that includes state Senator Paul Schimpf. We need to keep our talented students in Il- St. Mary s Antique Mall Over 450 Display Booths & 225 Showcases Antiques - Home Decor - More Booth Space Available 777 Seventh St. St. Mary, MO Open 7 Days A Week 10am-6pm linois and award them for their academic abilities, Schimpf said. The four-year guarantee should make things easier on them while allowing our higher education institutions to compete with out-of-state schools that already offer financial aid packages in this form. The grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission will annually publish a priority deadline for renewing applicants. 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(618) Leslie Shelton scholarship Leslie Shelton s son Blake presented Clayton Sheldon with the $500 Leslie Shelton Memorial Scholarship at Sparta High School during the awards banquet. Sheldon, who participated in wrestling and football, was chosen by his coaches. The athletic scholarship is in memory of Shelton, who was heavily involved in Sparta athletics. Blackburn dean s list Two local students we r e n a m e d t o t h e dean s list from Blackburn College in Carlinville. Robert J. Wingerter, psychology, of Chester. Samuel Scheid, biology-environmental SEMO awards for Madelyn Kueker Madelyn Kueker of Chester has received the Residence Life Leadership Award and Dual Credit Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for the academic year. Kueker is the daughter of Brad Kueker of Perryville and Mandy Lochhead of Chester. She is a 2018 graduate of Perryville High School. track, of Marissa. 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9 County Journal june 14, 2018 Page 9 The history of Father s Day By Ed Derousse Nearly 4,000 years ago, a young Babylonian boy named Elmesu carved a message to his father on a card. He wished his father good health and a long life. Although there is no record of young Elmesu or his father, some scholars believe that was the start of Father s Day. Today, there are two prevailing theories on the celebration of Father s Day. One claims it originated in West Virginia. The other claims Spokane, Washington as its origin. On the 5th of July 1908, Father s Day was celebrated at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia. The celebration came at the suggestion of Grace Golden Clayton. It was authorized by Dr. Thomas Webb, minister. The date was chosen because it was the Sunday closest to her father s birthdate. The celebration was inspired by a horrific tragedy that had occurred at Monongah Mine No. 6 December 1907, when 360 men, 210 of whom were fathers, lost their lives in an explosion. Many still consider it to be the worst mining disaster in American history. Fairmont, though, is not predominately accepted as the birthplace of Father s Day. Three things probably contributed to that There are several events happening at the Chester Senior Center during the month of June. Senior night out was June 13 at Hook, Line and Sinker in Steeleville. Also on June 13 was the monthly birthday party. The center will celebrate Father s Day, which is coming up school of thought. July 4, 1908 was the largest celebration in Fairmont history. Nearly 12,000 spectators came to see daredevil acts, hot air balloons, games and eats. On that 4th of July, 16-year-old Lucy Billingslea died of typhoid fever at her house after being ill for three weeks. The newspapers carried the funeral sermon. Afterwards there was no thought given to carrying on or promoting the Father s Day celebration. Most credit 27-yearold Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, one of six children, as the person responsible for Father s Day. She came up with the idea in 1909 while listening to a Mother s Day sermon. Dodd wanted to recognize her father. To her, he was a very special man. Henry Jack- this Sunday, with a fried chicken lunch. The Manor at Craig Farms will provide blood pressure and blood sugar checks June 20 at 9 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to invite their ministers to lunch June 28. Following lunch, there will be a Wii Bowling tournament in conjunction with Chester Senior Center events the high rise, Manor at Craig Farms and senior centers from Sparta and Steeleville. A representative from the Chester library will be at the center June 29 to do a 4th of July craft. Supplies will be provided. Prize bingo is played every Wednesday at 10 a.m., with nickel bingo after lunch. son Smart, a Civil War veteran, raised her and her siblings after the death of their mother. She believed he made all the parental sacrifices and was courageous, selfless and loving. Henry Smart s birthday was June 5, so she chose June as the time to celebrate fathers. She wanted to celebrate it on the 5th but others were involved, and they felt there would not be enough time to prepare, so the third Sunday was chosen. June was the first official Father s Day in Spokane, Washington. The idea for Father s Day began to spread across the country but not without some controversy. Many men believed that the occasion was too sentimental and would affect their manliness with flowers and gift giving. They considered it a gimmick to sell more products, which the father paid for anyway. Regardless, Woodrow Wilson celebrated it in Calvin Coolidge declared it a national holiday in Lyndon Johnson in 1966, by official order, made it a holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday in June. A congressional act was passed in 1972 to officially recognize the third Sunday in June as Father s Day. Some Father s Day trivia: There are more than 70 million fathers in the United States. President Wilson, to celebrate Father s Day in 1916, used telegraph signals to unfurl a flag in Spokane, Washington. He sent the signal from Washington, DC. There was a movement in the 1920s and 1930s to do away with Father s Day and Mother s Day in favor of a single holiday, Parent s Day. In Europe and Latin- America, fathers are honored on March 19. It is a traditional Catholic holiday called St. Joseph s Day. Today, economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father s Day gifts. Eagle Scout Robert Seth Hooten Hooten is Eagle Scout A Prairie du Rocher teen has achieved the Boy Scouts highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. Robert Seth Hooten, the son of Robert and Heather Hooten, became the 38th Eagle Scout in the history of Troop 338 in Prairie du Rocher May 15. As part of the requirements, a potential Eagle Scout must complete a community service project. Hooten chose to clean and paint, in the school colors, the dugouts at the St. Joseph s/ Prairie du Rocher Grade School baseball fields. Hooten expressed his appreciation to the businesses and individuals who donated supplies and materials and lent their moral support. He gave special recognition to Troop Master Michael Glenn for his leadership, dedication and guidance he gives the entire troop.. 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10 Page 10 County Journal june 14, 2018 STEELEVILLE ELEMENTARY 4.0: Fifth-graders Lydia Foshie, Audrey Gladson, Zachary Harms, Charles Mathis and Hannah Runyon. Sixth-graders Aubrianna Bockhorn, Peyton Bockhorn, Tyl er Ernsting, Emma Mulholland, Camden Pierce, Olivia Raby, Logan Tripp and Lauren Wedemeyer. Seventh-graders Grace Cronin, Daisy Czapla, Mason Patterson and Brennen Thies. Eighth-graders Kadence Bockhorn, Mia Gall, Jaden Hinnerichs, Amelia Hubert, Braden Meyerhoff, Grant Millsap, Hannah Myers and Jacob Verschueren : Fifth-graders Amelia Hicks and Haley Miller. Sixth-graders Shelby Barker, Mikkah Jacobus and Margaret Maxwell. Seventh-graders Kadynce Draves, Jacoby Gross, Avery Hamilton, Reid Harriss, Jenna Hood and Nathan McSmith. Eighth-graders Kaleb Knop and Zachary Mevert : Fifth-graders Tristan Coonrod, Isabella Middendorf and Richard Presswood. Sixth-graders Mason Gall and Liberty McCormick. Seventh-graders Ashlyn Roberts and Gabriel Schwartzkopf : Fifth-graders Zachary Harms and Hannah Runyon. Sixth-gaders Michael Alexander, Malachi Melvin, David Rubach, Paxton Sidener and Ayden Young. Seventh-graders Evan Moon. Eighth-graders Tommy Koch and Lane Lazenby. STEELEVILLE HIGH Second Semester High honors: Seniors Raegan Grefe, *Christopher Wilson, *Madeline Millsap, *Alexis Middendorf, *Charles Austin, *Rayme McSmith, *Katelyn Myers, AnnaBeth Batson, *Grace Knop, Madison Haertling, *Caylyn Asher, *Sydney Hood, Alison Howell, *Brandon Middendorf, Jaylynn Hepp, Taylor Dagner, *Joseph Minton, Aspen Bixby, Noah Valleroy and Joshua Forsting. Juniors Karley Kothe, *Rachel Bradley, Ashleigh Stegmann, *Savannah Kumke, *Julia Niepert, *Kelly Eaton, *Alan Stearns, *Kiersten Lutz, Gavin Conway, Jackson Hamilton, Chloe Gordon, Melvin Mulholland, Bradley Mevert and Brea Evans. Sophomores *Haley Shrum, *Luke Bartens, *Alexandria Hinnerichs, *Kaelyn Rubach, Emily Knop-Duvall, Jared Phillips and Jacob Sutton. Freshmen *Adison Furman, *Kaylee Luehr, *Tanner Allison, *Ava Schwartzkopf, *Morgan Creamer, Gunnar Moore, Rory Lutz, Shealyn Conway, Elizabeth Fiene, Gage Roberts and *Jennifer Wedemeyer. Honors: Seniors Mackenzie Pim, Trevor Shrum, Sydney Witthoft, Caitlin Schwarz, Chase Ehlers, Ethan Schatte, Nicholas Ebers, Robert Axtell, Callen Reitz, Peyton Hepp, Kaleb Diercks, Josephine Raby, Hayden Harriss, Shane Middendorf and Austin Block. Juniors Zachary Knop, Emily Schatte, Lyndsey Stevens and Jacob Hoover. Sophomores Bastian Kraus, Kelsey Cowan, Dylan Hill, Alli Wagner, Kaela Axtell, Austin Hagel, Hunter Smith, Deborah Wills, Logan Fulkerson and Eic Stegmann. Freshmen Adelaide Rubach, Callen Reitz, Alayna Sauerwein, Chloe Vordriede, Alexis Stoffel, Alexis Renner and Harrison Higgins. *Denotes 4.0 average. ST. MARK S Third Quarter High honors: Eighthgraders Eli Coop, *Trinity Glodo, *Ryleigh Richelman, Caris Ruby and Claire Wasson. Seventh-graders *Evan Buch, *Summer Hassebrock, Jack Knop and *Gillian Valleroy. Sixth-graders *Andrew Welten. Honors: Eighth-graders Chloe Kilpatrick and Aaron Kothe. Seventh-graders Logan Bartens, Jaret Ehlers, Evan Reitz and Carter Wasson. Sixth-graders Cayton Cratch, Jack Hamilton, Cooper Wasson and Chris Zimmer. Fifth-graders Noah Hartman and Canon Ruby. *Denotes straight A TRICO ELEMENTARY High honors: Third-graders Amy Cruz, Lydia Dammermann, Sarah Guetersloh, Brock Heins, Hazel Helmers, Juana Hernandez-Garcia, Madilynn Holt, Greta Jones, Jaelyn Kranawetter, Whitney Lovel, Natalie McCormick, Brenden Reynolds, Joseph Specogni, Aryana Speith, Jaxton Thompson and Macy VanZandt. Fourth-graders Maggie Beaty Dingus, Zoe Bennett, Sophia Coke, Ally Ehlers, Brayden Ellis, Elijah Foutch, Hayleigh Franklin, Makayla Gordon, Josie Hickam, Kelton Huhman, Blaise Mathis, Molly Rathert, Malorie Reiman, Rylie Robinson, Tate Schaber and Braydon Swisher. Fifth-graders Eli Abernathy, Kellie Adkins, Mason Bastien, Jadon Behrens, Analyn Bernaix, Savannah Bonneville, Tami Bramlett, Kale Dammermann, Addysen Denault, Kade Estel, Kendall Farris, Dante Grunden, Kendra Guetersloh, Gavin Lovel, Dakota Massey, Sydney Maynor, Ariana McBride, Qwentin McBride, Addyson McClaine, Kaylea McCormick, Itzel Mondragon Martinez, Tiffany Murray, Blaze Radford, Allie Robinson, Autumn Shaffer, Easton Smith, Maximus Taylor and Olivia Thies. Honors: Third-graders Sandra Victoria Ajanel Oxlaj, Jackie Bess, Brock Cheathan, Palynn Fager, Landon Goetz, Kaden Haury, Emma Henneboehle, Marley Hepp, Didier Martinez-Vences, Phoebe Minter, Hayden Piersol and Madison Tucker. Fourth-graders Brooke Aaron, Jesse Barge, Vanessa Clover, Tucker Deming, Tyler Doerner, Hailey Garwood, Madden Graves, Olivian Hall, Paige Hamilton, Edgar Pastor Hernandez, Pineda Martinez, Kevin Martinez Vences, Camryn Neville, Shaina Pierce, John Rushing, Bevon Stewart, Shane Tapp, Colin Turner and Owen Woolf. Fifth-graders Yenifer Bautista, Cristobal Garcia, Santos Hernandez, Colin Hughey, Ella Jacob, Daniel Jones, Pastor Juarez, Mason Krause, Wesley Kuhnert, Anna Lemcke, Jason Reeder and Julia Sherman. Honorable mention: Third-graders Estefani Alvarado Pineda, Aubrey Cotter, Kaelee Denninger, Reid Dillow, Mariana Gonzalez, Clarissa Hull, Kaylynne Kempfer, Gracie Laffoom, Bethany Morgan, Ali Marez, Cristin Pelate, Adam Stortz, Shane Stroub, Abbigail Taylor and Alicia Tucker. Fourth-graders Gavin Bunton, Karter Compton, Lillian Diaz, Casey Ehlers, Christopher Froehle, Christopher Hernandez Sanchez, Sergio Hernandez-Garcia, Donovan Jimenez, Nicholas Jokerst, Lucas Miller, Kaitlyn Mitchell Edgar, Conner Pierce, Noah Redford, Kalyn Ripley, Ashlyn Skorcz, Phoenix Sprinkle, Payton Stortz and Blake Welten. Fifth-graders Kassandra Bucio, Natalia Cotzajay, Jaci Crabstee, Cadynce Dagner, Collin Evans, Gage Iman, Brian Kobus, Ulises Marquez, James Parks, Aden Qualls and Lily Williams. TRICO JR. HIGH High honors: Eighthgraders Madison Arbeiter, Alyssa Bastien, Kody Behnken, Keegan Brooks, Kassidy Bunselmeyer, Brooke Davis, Adreanna Edgar, Dalyn Eilers, Sydney Farris, Claire Hamilton, Aeris Huhman, Marisa Kranawetter, Adison Lange, Wilson Lodge, Shealee Swisher and Merceded Tanner. Seventh-graders Sydney Allen, Aiden Blessing, Lex Deming, Garrett Franklin, Alexis Knapp, Silas Moore, Avery Pierce, Hailey Rambeau and Madilynn Rathert. Sixth-graders Katelyn Allen, Makenna Bramlett, Kaleb Dillow, Brady Heins, Olivia Jokerst, Wyatt Krause, Brock Naile, Tessa Nehrt, Rayna Reed, Kaden Starkey, Alexis Stroub and Kanon Wilson. Honors: Eighth-graders Cameron Arbeiter, Ethan Bonneville, Christian Byrd, Jaden Coke, Shelby Conder, Whitney Dagner, Jackson Doerner, Harris Ehlers, Mitchel Gale, Marissa Gordon, Skylar Guetersloh, Levi Guy, Devin Harris, Austin Johnson, Rhett Jones, Brooke Korando, Jackson Kranawetter, Jasmyn Luna, Alanah Matheny, Kolten McBride, Emma McComb, Sarah Neff, Autumn Ogle, Julia Reiman, Graydon Rieckenberg, Dylan Sickels, Jesse Taylor, Madison Taylor and Damien Williams. Seventh-graders Vanesa Aaron, Lani Alshire, Alyssa Beal, Ella Bernaix, Ellyce Blazier, Aiden Blessing, Elizabeth Blessing, Sarah Carmona-Haro, Keygon Caswell, Benjamin Deshazo, Saylor Griffiths, Brayden Guy, Madison Hughey, Kayla Knott, Jakob Koehn, Macy Kranawetter, Alejandra Lloyd, Hailey McDonald, Timothy Reiman, Blake Ruebke, Gabby Salamanca and Breana Vogel. Sixth-graders Kyler Bowerman, Abigail Compton, Reagan Fager, Chase Gale, Elizabeth Haff, Jocey Kalmas, Cynthia Macke, Amara Mezo, Zachory Millmann, Thomas Reynolds, Dillon Swisher, Paige Thies, Weston Westerman and Lydia Williamson. Honorable mention: Eighth-graders, Hunter Baker, Logan Cleland, Dylan Compton, Keatton Edwards, Cole Ehlers, Tristen Ellis, Dustin Engler, Chasie Hanson, Octavio Jacquez IV, Brysten Kuntzman, Zane Owens and Cori Renner. Seventh-graders Nathan Askins, Tyston Burgess, Ausrey Cruz, Eian Graves and Bailey Watson. Sixth-graders Kaylynn Brock, Zachary Compton, Taylor Cottom, Briana Dagner, Kreighton Downen, Mc- Kenzie Ebers, David Grau, Carly Jennett, Mia Jimenez, Mason Lambert, Timber Lepper and Josie Wettig. TRICO HIGH High honors: Hanna Allen, Bailey Askins, Ryan Bauersachs, Jakob Beckman, Joel Beckman, Kory Behnken,William Bramlett, Edward Brees, Kara Bunselmeyer, Kelly Bunselmeyer, Korey Bunselmeyer, Kylie Bunselmeyer, Kaitlyn Carlock, Chelsi Cheatham, Ethan Clover, Grace Coleman, Emely Cruz, Jiennie Cruz, Matthew Dammermann, Lydia Dillow, Madisen Ebers, Skyler Ellison, Isabella Fisher, Trevor Fisk, Rayahna Foutch, Elizabeth Fritsche, Elizabeth Froemling, Katie Gale, Kaitlyn Hammel, Aimee Jarrett, Kayley Johnson, Jade Kranawetter, Eleanor Kuhlman, Karrington Lacy, Seth Levan, Jacob Lodge, Peyton Lovel, Devin Millmann, Hailey Nagel, Alec Olson, John Olson, Tyler Owens, John Patterson, Abbie Pierce, Jhonna RamonVite, Logan Rednour, Blaire Reiman, Jillian Schwier, Jasmine Serr, Tabitha Serr, Alexis Smith, Brendan Stearns, Rachel Stein, Riley Taylor, Sydney Taylor, Maysa Titsworth, Jenna Vancil, Daniel Vogt, Ryan Vogt, Lacey Westerman, Megan Wettig, Katlynd White, Kaden Wilson, Trenton Wilson, Bridgette Winterberg, Keeley Winters, Haylee Wolters and Mattie Woolf. Honors: Tyler Adkins, Samantha Allen, Alayna Anderson, Kennedy Anderson, Maycee Askins, Kyle Behnken, Abigail Bilderback, Jordan Bowerman, Scotland Brindley, Ciara Brown, Hayley Buchanan, Ethan Carruthers, Ross Coleman, Nicholas Compton, Samantha Cottom, Reagan Couch, Shaela Dagner, Emersyn Denault, Alexandria Ebbler, Austin Ebers, Danyelle Eilers, Alexis Ellis, Devon Falletta, Michael Fisher, Rylee Fisher, Ahmber Fraembs, Andrew Froemling, Connor Garrison, Kayla Hamilton, Hunter Hanks, Casey Hassebrock, Mason Hayden, Taylor Hensley, Abigail Hickam, Abigail Huseman, Tyler Imhoff, Devin Jacquez, David Johnson, Keagan Keller, Myah Kelley, Jillian King, Wyatt King, Isaac Kranawetter, Bailey Kuhnert, Gaige Lage, Brandon Lane, Nikolas Lissimore, Mariah Major, Kolbe Martin, Madison May, Chasey Mears, Jared Meyerhoff, Alden Miller, Jacob Ogle, Nikolas Pelate, Nicholas Pestor, Julian Phoenix, Nathan Phoenix, Isabella Pierceall, Juhle Prange, Michael Rathert, Victoria Reichrath, Kristyn Reiman, Sarah Schwebel, Cierra Scott, Jarett Smith, Jesse Smith, Karlee Snider, Cassidy Stacy, Alexis Thies, Zachary Thies, Jimmy Wooley, Trenton Wright, Colton Young and Rhegen Zepeda. Honorable mention: Seth Barker, Austin Bastien, Brooke Bernasco, Jaron Berner, Brianna Busch, Levi Compton, Phillip Compton, Tyler Compton, Christopher Dagner, Colby Davis, Lathan Dierks, Nicholas Ehlers, Dalton Falletta, Noah Fletcher, Samuel Frederking, Sandra Gower, Taylor Granstaff, Taylor Guy, Matthew Hendrix, Katelyn Huseman, Jarrett Jones, Alex Kelley, Jaelin King, Lathen Kratz, Karla Marquez, Nicholas Mathews, Sawyer McGlone, Kaya McGowan, Wesley Newton, Riah Olson, Dyllan Phoenix, Madison Purdom, Ashtyn Reiman, Imy Rieckenberg, Kenneth Scott, Charles Sherman, Mandi Smith, Ryan Smith, Morgan Snider, Stormy Stacy, Garret Thies, William Thies, Colten Titsworth and Trey Willmoth. SAINT MARY S CATHOLIC First honors: Third-grader Kanon Jany. Fourth-graders Maggie Caby, Ethan Colvis, Jonathan Hayer and Camryn Wolff. Fifth-graders, Jack Heffernan and Luke Schuwerk. Sixth-graders Elseah Congiardo and Garret Hopkins. Seventh-graders Will Schuwerk and Paige Vasquez. Eighth-graders Madison Kribs and Luke Miller. Second honors: Fourthgrader Brooklyn Gibbs. Fifth-graders, Gene Bicket and Kolton Jany. Sixth-graders Hailey Clendenin, Cohen Gibbs, Gage Hopkins and Grace Welborn. Seventh-grader Koby Jany. Eighth-grader Connor Wolff. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN : Kylie Fortner, Emily Mehrer, Landon Hornbostel, Raegyn Baker, Jordan Buskohl, Drew Coleman, Emma Diskey, Trenton Eggemeyer, Hannah Kaempfe, Camryn Luthy, Kinsli McCartney, Jasmine Merideth. Connor Mott, Lucas Thompson, Max Blechle, Evan Dunning, Alexzander Maes, Landon Welge and Alex Williamson : Abbigail Bollmann, Joshua Sims and Nicholas Collins : Addyson Mitchell, Hanna Colvis and Chance Mott : Kaden Freytag, Jordan Merideth. Hayden Roth, Sabrina Bixby, Sydney Collins, Gage Hasemeyer, Matthew James, Ashlyn Lemanski, Zoey Frazer, Aden Runge, Gabriel Steele, Nicholas Coffey, Noah Homan, Cole Johnson, Clayton Kothe and Charlie Stec. CHESTER GRADE Highest honors: Fifthgraders Rylie Conley, Beatriz DeGuzman, Gianna Eggemeyer, Elaina Lutman, Emily Molton, Whitney Sulser and William Welge. Sixth-graders Scott Brown, Korbin Jany, Colby Kelkhoff, Gavin Thompson, Jackson Welge and Mabry Wingerter. Seventh-graders Clayton Andrews, Chelsea August, Emma Eggemeyer, Trace Fricke, Savanna Guebert, Camrynn Howie, Kerringtyn Malley, Briley Miles, Lily Smith and Julia Venus. Eighth-graders Madison Britt, Emma Bryant, Oddessy Flores, Alexandra Hennrich, Kaitlyn Pfeiffer, Lily Polette, Kaleb Rehmer, Camille Schroder, Alyssa Seymour and Larissa Wright. Honors: Fifth-graders Lannin Carter, Olivia Earl, McKenna LaChance, Emma Murphy, Florentino Rafael, Sadie Sellers, Caiden Baranowski, Sawyer Fricke, Paige Hamilton, Marcus Hart, Brenden Malley, Eva Meade, Miranda Burgdorf, Hunter Decker, Emma Michael, Alexia Odle, Lincon Schroeder, Allyna Shipley, Emily Shook, Eli Stout, Brayden Absher, Devin Hamilton, Jada Knop, Owen Lee, Lydia Smith, Summer Valleroy and Kara Williams. Sixth-graders Chloe Miller, Chazidy Quintana, Shaylee Freeman, Isabelle Marshall, Amanda Kennon, Leslie Asbury, Kylie Maue, Anarosa Ruiz Huerta, John Gilbert and Macy Rayburn. Seventh-graders Paige Thomas, Ariana Gaetz, Kelsey Hall, Jacob Handel, Reese McCormick, Rilee Owens, Mikayla Straight, Gwenyth Turner and Breanna Coffey. Eighth-graders Fredrick Alvarez, Lilith Lochhead, Ethan Stumpe, Dylan Kelkhoff, Aaron Fitzwilliam, Catherine Lee, Maria Nickle, Cayla Sibley, Hannah Blechle, Gavin Cushman, Cooper Eggemeyer, Ethan Korando, Aiden Jany, Hannah Colvis, Jordanna Frazer, Kailyn Absher, Anna Childs, Ashlyn Colvis, Haley Haslett, Micahela Page, Cristen Tucker, Jacob Cowell, Megan Miller, Hunter Riedel and Kole Sumpter. Honorable Mention: Fifth-graders Katlyn Martin, Cayden Brunkhorst, Victoria Gercis, Devante Palacio, Peyton Cole, Caiden Hamilton, Charles Rahlfs, Zain Al- Jassim and Kourtney Welten. Sixth-graders Alexis Eggemeyer, Landon Hicks, Dyson Helmers, Rylie McDonough, Bryce Cushman, Isaiah Ferrell, Haley Hoskin, Jessica Ixcoy, Ellen McCormick, Jacob Pfeiffer, Alayna Essary, Grisham Hinze, Faith Taylor and Kayden Williams. Seventh-graders Aubrey Miers, Joel Evans, Madilynn Blish, MaKenzie Maxwell, Tulsa Addison, Cesar Marquez, Jonathan Renfroe, Seth Walker, Chelsea Essman, Patsyfaye Guidry, Jessalynn Hobeck, Jorge Jardines, Aidan Blechle, Maggie Clendenin, Caitlin Eggemeyer, Megan Lix, Charles Morgan, Aaron Welten and Deja Worley. Eighth-graders Jared Landeros, Ryan Springston, Hayleigh Cowan, Kylie Heins, Candis Knapp, Maxwell Allwardt, Kylee Tucker, Juan Welge, Gavin Young, Lexus Iverson, Jerald Copple, Jacob Copple, Aidan Kennon, Isaac Maue, Madiline Young, Annalise Kueker and Gracey Roth. CHESTER HIGH High honors: Freshmen Emma Bauer, Breanna Brigham, Peyton Clendenin, Melody Colonel, Railey Hall, Nathan Heffernan, Josie Kattenbraker, Lily Koch, Macey Ludwig, Taylor Odle, Matthew Renfroe, William Sorto and Alison Venus. Sophomores Amira Al- Jassim, Jenna Bierman, Adeline Blechle, Cierra Creason, Maeghan Fuller, Audrey Hopper, Ashtyn Jany, Alyssa Place, Avery Runge, Jaci South, Lauryn Vasquez, Mallary Vasquez, Brock Williams and Destiny Williams. Juniors Drake Bollman, Jakob Cushman, Emma Draves, Caitlin Elsea, Brooke Frazer, Kaleb Hughes, Kara Knop, Elizabeth Soellner, Lauren Welge, Jacob Wingerter and Kamryn Wingerter. Seniors Emily Atchison, Lance Bohnert, Dalton Bushnell, Mitchell Colonel, Karson Colvis, Taylor Dunning, Elizabeth Eubanks, Joshua Haberberger, Kaylah Hasemeyer, Clay Herrell, Taylor Howie, Jessica Kattenbraker, Brady Kelkhoff, Allison Kennon, Kylie Liefer, Curtis Meyer, Pablo Rafael- Villanueva, Maranda Richards, Montana Rose, Autumn Rowold, Lawrence Soellner, Gwendolyn Sterrett, Alyse Vasquez, Garret Welker, Mason Westerman, Brandon Wright and Zachary Zappa. Honors: Freshmen Juliette Abernathy, Jasmine Anaya, Olivia Brown, Cheyanne Burgdorf, Taylor Cartwright, Reese Chandler, Noah Colonel, Jeffrey Dobyns, Samantha Eggemeyer, Amber Essman, Haydan Gendron, Makaylaih Gladney, Ashley Griggs, Alexander Gruenwald, Dylan Hamilton, Emma Hathaway, Raegan Hecht, Kennedy Herrell, Tyler Holm, John Hunter, Jarrett James, Matthew Korando, Kaleigh Masterson, Cassie McDonald, Kyndi McDonough, Alana Meyer, Eli Mokriakow, Jaden Mott, Matthew Murray, Avery Owens, Caleb Parker, Kaytlyn Rahn, Bradley Ruch, Amelia Shemonic, Katelyn Shinabargar, Lauren Soellner, Ariel Throop, Jacob Werner, Kendall Williams, Blake Zappa and Hunter Zweigart. Sophomores Chet Andrews, Trent Bierman, Gage Bollmann, Andrew Bryant, Ronin Doiron, Autumn Dunn, Ethen Eggemeyer, Kierra Gross, Sierra Hamilton, Jessica Handel, Aaron Hanna, Madison Hasemeyer, Lydia Heck, Taylor Hennrich, Zack Houghlan, Michael Hubert, Nicholas James, Alexia Johnson, Wyatt Johnson, Parker Knippa, Jocelyn Landeros Alvarado, Karl Mattingly, Kira McGhee, Britney McGuire, Brendan Murphy, Chloe Page-Keim, Ryn Petrowske, Nahaniel Rains, Joshua Rehmer, Ian Reith, Molly Rowold, Alycia Schmidt, Austin Schweizer, Brandon Schwier, Zoe Sellers, Grace Stec, Cordelia Stirnaman, Brianna Surman, Bailey Wahl, Michael Wingerter and Cortnie Winkler. Juniors Seth Adams, Hailey Asbury, Cara Childs, Chase Colvis, Stevie Gilbert, Vanessa Inman, Dayton James, Kaylee James, Owen Korando, Lauren Leathers, Iyontae Martin, Makayla Murray, Shea Petrowske, Allexiyah Price, Jadi Richards, Chloe Shook, Carlee Weir and Colin Wingerter. Seniors Hanna Bert, Calvin Clendenin, Melissa Crosby, Tristan DeLay, Ashley Dobbs, Lake Fogerson, Amanda Fricke, Jacob Haberberger, Alexander Hamilton, Faye Continued on next page You nailed it! We re proud to share these beliefs & values with all area honor roll students: Dream Big, Accept the Challenge, Work Hard, Achieve Goals Sparta Banking Center Percy Banking Center Main Bank Member FDIC

11 County Journal june 14, 2018 Page 11 Hathaway, Ashley Hennrich, Jacob Hoffman, Maddison Hoffman, Sydney Korando, Jared Meyer, Bailey Misuraca, Miah Mitchell, Abigail Myers, Emma Naeger, Joseph Reid, Marcus Reid, Clayton Richelman, Kayla Simcock and Edward Stallman. CHRIST OUR SAVIOR Honors with high distinction 4.0: Miriam Hall and Elias Hall of Jacob, Joshua Laufer of New Athens, Matthew Koester, Hannah Sochowski and Brie Luebkemann of Red Bud. Honors with distinction : Annelise Quinn of Red Bud, Sierra Behiter, Jannah Jolley and Rachel Rehmer of Baldwin, Samantha Schulte and Daniel Wasson of Sparta. Honors : Grace Koester of Red Bud, Megan Schulte of Sparta and Jessica Whittom of Steeleville. Honorable mention : Madison Behiter of Baldwin and Riley Smith of Ruma. EVANSVILLE GRADE High honors: Sixth-graders Alyssa Fernandez, Abigail Heinen and Kaiden Kloth. Seventh-graders Hayley Drake, Jade Long, Mariah Reinhardt, Kylie Ridgeway and Olivia Schilling. Eighth-graders Aaron Bleem, Abigail Blow and Michael Schoenberger. Honors: Sixth-graders Isabella Braun, Lane Brockmeyer, Emma Carpenter, Jacob Huether, Grant Walter and Abigail Zweigert. Seventh-grader Caleb Ridgeway. Eighth-graders Kayla Braun and Payton Schulein. Honorable mention: Sixth-graders Lucien Smith and Landyn Wilson. Seventh-graders Cole Johnson, Ella Reynolds, Hunter Valleroy, Landon Walter and Elizabeth Hall. Eighth-graders Zachary Cheek, Coley Schlueter, Sarah Voudrie, Kenny Wiesen and Jillyn Wunderlich. SPARTA LINCOLN High honors: Fourth-graders Milez Alfaro, Grant Allard, Ava Bauer, Tyson Birchler, Lana Bockhorn, Jacelyn Boston, Skyla Brothers, Cameron Buch, Shawn Clutts, Peyton Cohoon, Michael Dickey, Alyssa Drescher, Tyrese Fajardo-Reed, TJ Gleghorn, Josie Haberman, Aidan Hernandez, Makenzie Hurley, Quinn Macke, Bailey McBride, Layla McCrone, Cheyanne Parham, Nicholas Parker, Callie Peck, Ruth Pillers, Serenity Richardson, Jaden Schemel, Calysta Slaven, Skylar Spivey, Gracie Tucker, Caden Ward, Sophia Wesbecher, Autumn White and Saleena White. Fifth-graders Laney Dierks, Conor Dotson, Elise Hamilton, Collin Haury, Abigail Hernandez, Alyssa Howe, Erin Kempfer, Tyler Loucks, Drew Montroy, Emilyn Mueller, Hannah Stine, Adalyn Swyear, Grace Vallett and Katie Vickery. Sixth-graders Maziyah Brimmer, Layla Cohoon, Gabby Dethrow, Lucas Dotson, Mason Ethington, Jadyn Fitch, Jordyn Hatley, Sam Haury, Layla Jackson, Jack Loesing, Alexandria McFadden, James Pillers, Jonah Reed, Adrian Schenk, Logan Shaw and Exavier Williams. Seventh-graders Jordyn Baue, Avontis Britt, Annaliese Corbin, Avery Evans, Ellie Grobb, Sadie Hamilton, Braden Haury, Jaleah Henry, Brayden Henry, Layla Kampfl, Emma Laramore, Anna Mc- Donald, Addison Ragland, Bella Restoff, Sydney Rheinecker, Daira Sangurima, Tyler Schulein, Eli Sieberg and Allah Young. Eighth-graders Brendan Baranowski, Emily Garcia, Mirahje Hudson, Garrett Kempfer, Nora Kloos, Patrick Kloos, Kerry Kloos, Cody Martin, Makayla McCready, Ebony Monroe-Martin, Ethan Montroy, Jay Patel, Emily Robertson, Rosalee Schenk, Hannah Schlimme, Kaitlyn Soderlund, Sara Stefani and Nate Williams. Honors: Fourth-graders Adriouna Boyster, Selena Garcia-Weidendorf, Liberti Johnson, Christian Lueth, Chantel Nichols and Shannon Sauerhage. Fifth-graders Micah Klausing, Damian Lanton, Quintin Littlepage, Shelby McDaniels, Anthony Mciemore, Natalie Morocho, Robert Mudd, Colyn Percifull and Jake Wesbecher. Sixth-graders Brooke Boyd, Zach Bodeker, Ella Jones, Will Jones, Caleb Peters, Libby Renner and Jyla Slechticky. Seventh-graders Olivia Cohoon, Grace Couch, Luke Hamm, Kaidence Hines, Kylie McDaniel, Dillon Pirtle, Donovan Shoffner, Karli Thorton, Tyler Tucker, Isabelle Ware, Alajah Wilson and Acton Wittenbrink. Eighth-graders Jacob Cowell, Cody Dickerson, Tianna Gilliam, Keyan Hagene, Emma Hughes, Kody Kempfer, Krystin Rooneo, Dominic Truman, Elissa Wilkey and Katie Witherby. Honorable mention: Fourth-graders Kadyn Brown, Mekhi Harrell, Hannah Gregory, John Jackson, Jerzee Monroe, Jaxon Nusbaum, Nolan Pirtle, Logan Shelton, Gage Swearengin, Peyton Wade, Joshuwah Ware and Alex Wriston. Fifth-graders Phoenix Anderson, Trey Bentley, Samia Britt, Isabella Brooks, Ethan Davis, Mason Greene, Lamya Johnson, Zayden Lueth, Jaden Nation, Alexia Prestito, Arkez Richardson, Mason Robertson, Izac Schemel, Aaron Stork and Braylee Whelan. Sixth-graders Gracie Ledendecker, Chelsi Hill, Latrice Littlepage, Anna Martinez, Evelyn Navarro and Hallie Owens. Seventh-graders Riley Bierman, Imani Chapman, Jackson Donnals, Jayln Garrett, Jordan Garrett, Colin Hartman, Kayla Hughes, Adin King, Madison Mahan, Amya Monroe, Olivia Penny, Kamiya Richardson, Savannah Shultz, Hayley Tillock, Tristan Vuichard, Tyson Wilkey and Ethan Willis. Eighth-graders Dawson Algee, Alexus Dasch, Wyatt Evans, Madison Laramore, Chloe Ledendecker, Dauntay Merideth, Hallie Moonier, Antonio Richardson and Jesse Venus. SPARTA HIGH High honors: High honors Faith Argus, Claire Baue, Breanna Bodeker, Mallory Buckner, Anita Burns, Adrienne Carril, Carly Carril, Andrea Cavalier, Jami Cobb, Mackenzie Connor, Morgan Coop, Ava Corbin, Kayla Cowell, Brianna Denny, Elisha Easton, Ethan Evans, Anna Gaertner, Caleb Gailey, Elizabeth Gregory, Joshua Gregory, Brenna Hartmann, Parker Haskenhoff, Sophie Henry, Bethany Huhman, Mitchell Isom, Taylor James, Isabella Jones, Rachel Kahle, Adam Krisby, Levi Kurtz, Brianna Ledbetter, Nicolas Ledbetter, Emily Loesing, Halley Loucks, Shelby Houveau, Peyton Manker, Rylie Manker, Skylar Manker, Josey McClure, Kourtney Mc- Conachie, Grace McDonald, Alessa Montroy, Tyler Opolka, Layla Parker, Sejal Patel, Kyron Penny, Katelyn Peters, Heather Phelps, Savannah Phelps, Samantha Rahlfs, Caton Ramos, Sarah Renner, Allison Rheinecker, Cora Rhodes, Mackenzie Rodenberg, Destinee Rogers, Gabriel Sanchez, Daniela Sangurima, Isaac Sinn, Shawna Smith, Sydney Smith, Jacob Soderlund, Mackenzie Stefani, Ariana Wallace, Grace Walter, Aaron Westenberger, Jaydn Yang and Jenny Yang. Honors: Kenzy Allardice, Dayton Baue, Skylar Beaver, Seth Becker, Kursten Boucher, Connor Brooks, Lucas Brooks, Samantha Broussard, Kaeleigh Brown, Kaitlyn Brown, Skyler Brunkhorst, Abbey Burns, Marshall Cash, Sydney Castens, Addison Cohoon, Clayton Cohoon, Alyson Coke, JJ Cook, Serenity Couch, Kelsey Deutschmann, Zach Dilley, Deborah Dodson, Matthew Dorf, Sean Dyke, Ivey Eggemeyer, Jayden Ethington, Isaac Evans, Josh Gaertner, Madison Gaetz, Jordan Gibson, Faith Greatting, Eli Hamilton, Alison Hartmann, Kaylyn Haynes, Erianna Henry, Lynsey Hewitt, Rayven Hodges, Lucas Howie, Andrew Kelley, Rylee Kempfer, Jamie Lebeau, Haylie Ledendecker, Laraye Littlepage, Cameron Martin, Nadya Miller, Vincent Mudd, Daymon Oakley, Madison Ortiz, Jordan Pilout, Jacob Price, Noah Reed, Ella Renner, Elijah Richardson, Cody Ridgeway, Dylon Robert, Rosemary Roth-Mudd, Jason Sauerhage, Brandt Self, Faith Sroka, Jarad Stefani, Brock Stinson, Charles Vuichard, Cole Vuichard, Deanna Ward, Alyssa Williams, Tony Williams and Guinevere Wilson. Honorable Mention: Rodney Anderson, Dakota Beam, Eli Bernardoni, Zamya Binford, Jaimee Boston, Jonah Boston, Catilyn Boyster, Cameron Brooks, Tyreece Brown, Victoria Carmen, Wesley Carson, Andrew Carter, Taylor Cash, Camden Davis, Kendall Diercks, Jason Dobyns, Tyra Edmonson, Kevin Fajardo, Mark French, Aleiyah Garrett, Nick Goddard, Haven Green, Seth Hamilton, Kerry Harris, Sandy Hart, Olivia Haskenhoff, Maggie Haury, Jimmy Haynes, Anthony Herbert, Cameron Hicks, Nicolette Hille, Jesse Horner, Matthew Howell, Hannah Hughes, Lydia Hughes, Allisanne Hummert, Derek Hutchison, Dillon Hutchison, Alexis Jackson, Brianna Jaimet, Kara Kampfl, Mason Kelly, Ethan Kempfer, Nickolas Koester, Jessie Lawless, William Lawless, Elijah Ledbetter, Dustin Lohman, Italy Lott, Damojia Lowery, Deondre Martin, Nathanial Meirotto, Michael Ogilvie, Sydney Ogilvie, Taylor Owens, Miles Parks, Cole Pierce, Teya Poynor, Eric Renner, Trenton Riecan, Sommer Rodenberg, Emily Schlimme, Kaden Schneider, Karlye Schwarz, Katrina Sivels, Briana Stewart, Kemyah Thomas, Braeden Vallett, Tyler Venus, Gary Wallace, Amber Ward, Gabrielle Ware, Ayden Weinhoffer, Alacyia Williams, Alexus Williams, Eddie Williams, Jonathan Williams, Taylor Williams, Kayla Willis, Chelsea Wilson, Jeremy Wilson and Edward Zimmermann. COULTERVILLE JR. HIGH : Sixth-graders Claire Baker, Vincent Campbell, Mason Harriman, Elizabeth Hobbs, Kailynne Piper Rabe, Gabriella Schmeiderer, Anthony Sivels and Wyatt Whaley. Seventh-graders Arianna Behiter, Hailey Harle, Garett Harrell, Ryan Lehr, Madison McDougal, David Schmeiderer and Sean Smith. Eighth-graders Nathaniel Campbell, Bradin Harriman, Lauren Kohring, Anthony Shelton Jr., Madalynne Tabing and Jada Williams : Sixth-graders Shelby Brown, Colt Cometto, Dalton Holder, Landen Tabing and Aleah Whaley. Seventh-graders Mackenzie Allard-Jetton, Austin Hand and Lydia Tabing. Eighth-graders Maci Rackley and Chase Weis. COULTERVILLE HIGH High honors: Freshmen Skyler Gill and Benjamin Scott. Sophomores Sydney Cometto, Paige Hand, Adrianna Harris, Wyatt Jebron, Jacob Kohring, Austin Long and Jacey Weis. Juniors Devyn Barton, Sydney Davis, Denver Gill, Tori Hanna, Alyssa Harms, Alexus Jebron, Reyd Kempfer, Logan Laumbattus, Mackenzie Shepard and Hayley Strotman. Seniors Jade Gilter, Dakota Gregory, Dylan Hanna, Jacob Loos, Conner Stewart, Mackenzie Talbert and Julianne Thornton. Honors: Freshmen Jasmine Greenlee and Austin Warford. Sophomores Anthony Allen, Amber Betsch, Helena Colyott and Austin Woodside. Juniors John Hand, Ashton Holtzman, Alissa Klamm, Briar Laumbattus and Chandler Rhodes. Seniors Reece Dyson, Andrew Gillespie and Brittney Gregory. MARISSA GRADE Straight A s: Fourth-graders Wyatt Baker, Landon Cortez, Taylor Demsar,Kaitlyn Klingeman and Marshall Prest. Fifth-graders Audry Hill, Johnathan McGough, Kaylin Pannier, Brock Portz, Ryne Rhoades and Landon Sabo. Sixth-graders Hudson Blank, Matthew Canning, Olivia Kratz, Tanner Middendorf, Talia Morgan, Brooklyn Murray, Olivia Parker, Carter Trieb, Megan Waeltz, Nicholas Weymouth and Grant Wissehr. High honors: Fourthgraders Kearston Alstat, Ashlyn Cathcart, Andrew Chappell, Parker Henson, Oliver Taniska, Autumn Richards, Alexis Sageser, Chloe Stewart and Ella Wright. Fifth-graders Melody Dahlem, Lauren Fietsam, Lillian Finks, Frederick Klingeman, Hannah Krause, Landen Perry, Maegan Pilbean, Hayden Steinwagner, Jack Stewart, Aiden Wiley and Jacob Wilson. Sixth-graders Logan Atherton, Esperanza Calderon, Andrew Catanzaro, Katelin Conway, Isaiah Easton, Blake Farmer, Roxanne Geralds, Alexandria Grimont, Elisabeth Griswold, Alyssa Hagen, Landon Lane, Mia Lanier, Dylan McElligott, Bradley McGee, Joshua McGough, Braeden Poirot, Ethan Prest, Kaiden Schwartzkopf, Emma Smith, Josie Stephens, Faith Villarreal and Andrew Welshans. Honors: Fourth-graders Audrina Dayton, Nathan Goodman, Keegan Hagen, Kendall Kempfer, Kaleb Murray, Alivea Nystrom, Allie Schneider, Alexis Scott, Mason Thomas, Kaitlynn Wiley and Kiley Wilkerson. Fifth-graders Brenden Cobb, Carter Daugherty, Elizabeth Hines, Kaeli Lane, Joseph Lay, Thomas Parker, Jonathan Perez, Jacob Pflasterer, Evan Ranck, Issabelle Ransom, Anniebelle Villarreal, Casey Wagner and Landon Wishard. Sixth-graders Victoria Bateman, Shannon Davis, Joshua Kirby, Christian Meyer, Landon Perry, Chas Rednour, Rebecca Root and Lily Smith. MARISSA JR SR HIGH Straight A s: Seventhgraders Paige Daenzer, Allison Kessel and Joshua Leemon. Eighth graders Lainey Canning, Grace Middendorf, Ellie Parker, Bree Portz, Katie Sabo and Caleb Trieb. Freshmen Addison Abrecht, Alexander Dagner, Casey Daugherty, Olivia Leemon, Madison Meyer, Hannah Phelps, Olivia Quigley, Emily Smith, Joshua Stephens, Emma Walker and Taylor Wyninegar. Sophomores Madeline Bollmeier, Evan Cogdill, Brooklyn Henson, Logan Jones, Hailey Krause, Makenzie Mavers, Kade Portz, Kyle Rahlfs, Jack Ruester, Macey Schreiber and Sylvia Simmons. Juniors Amber Fulton, Maddison Parker, Austin Sabo, Kyle Simon and Bailey Tedrow. Seniors Reesha Bievenue, Allison Bollmeier, Kelsey Campbell, Cian Cheetham, James Inman, Mackenzie Kern, Kyla Krause, Christopher Laramore, Tanner Rhodes, Brandon Riggins, Samantha Romack, Brendan Wallace, Kennedy Wells, Madelene Winter and Adrianna Wyningar. High honors: Seventhgraders Evan Ahlers, Savannah Dahlem, Autumn Gilley, Brooke Kempfer, Kendra Krause, Aaralynn Ranck, Gaje Sellers, Jaxon Stephens and Anthony Zaricor Jr. Eighth-graders Kierdan Cheetham, Ryan Dahlem, Abigayle Gipson, Austin Hill, Kylie Lane, Thomas McGough, Joseph Mitchell, Riley Perry, David Schneidewind, Jillian Smith, Jeffrey Wiley, Brianna Wishard and Grace Zimmer. Freshmen Rachel Bievenue, Chance Dietrich, Breanna Henson, Alyssa Mager and Blake Milam. Sophomores Savanah Bearden, Gabrielle Broussard, Audrey Cheetham, Jacob French, Destiny Griffith, Lauryn Royal, Hannah Rushing, Emma Schmierbach, Destiny Shrout, Heaven Stager, Riley Starr, Blake Steinwagner, Samantha Stoddard, Hallie Trail, Gavin Wissehr, Ellie Young and Kadie Young. Juniors Kylie Bateman, Blake Behrman, Cassandra Campbell, Victoria Fietsam, Bridget Fulton, Rachel Hall, Kaitlynn Hancock, Haylie Mayer, Megan Prather, Samantha Seering, Andrew Smith, Hannah Steely and William Tedrow Jr. Seniors Caitlin Bearden, Seth Carroll, Rayna Cox, Chase Daugherty, Ian Hudson, Kaylee Jeremias, Emily Meyer, Allison Middendorf, Rylie Rednour, Dylan Schott, Kyra Smith, Jordin Stewart and Nolan Wissehr. Honors: Seventh-graders Aubrey Bailey, Zoeey Broshears, Cooper Geralds, Cameron McClintock, Gramm Rees, Carleigh Rhodes and Connor Seymore. Eighth-graders Austen Cobb, Daisy Cruse, Desta Harris, Logan Jones, Ashley Kempfer, Tatyana Kirchner- Kelley, Cheyenne Nystrom and Jesse Perez. Freshmen Alyssa Hudson, Jacob Inselmann, Tyler Johner, Hayden Raby, Riley Seymore, Brook Wagner and Caydin Wagner. Sophomores Austin Gilley, Benjamin Hatley, Austin Lawless, Gavin Wilkerson, Jamie Wilson and Trenton Winter. Juniors Johnathon Broshears, Benjamin Carter, Drew Chandler, Myah Gibson, Ian Henson, Christopher Landi Jr., Alyssa Malear, Isaac McCloskey, Chance Nuernberger, Tyler Place, Elizabeth Root, Madison Trail, Hailey Wagner, Logan White and Sabrina Yon. Seniors David Boyster, Carley Chinn, Kaylei Conway, Candace Eisenhauer, Valen Fulton, Alex Lewis, Maison McHughes, William Nulph and Courtney Seering. PINCKNEYVILLE High Second Semester High honors: Freshmen Paige Epplin and Kenzie Rushing. Sophomores Aubrey Bruns, Olivia Buza, Lauren Jackson, Kailey Lacy, Mercedes Moll and Miranda Skorch. Juniors Emilee Baker, Megan Breslin, Sarah Breslin, Noah Conner, Hannah Descotte, Keely Epplin, Kyla Epplin, Alexis Hirsch, Ashley Kellerman, Graci McDaniel, Haylee Robinson, Seldyn Strakweather and Hallie Waggoner. Seniors Savannah Cheek, Daisy Dudek, Max Fox, Keith Goldman, Dakotah Hubler, Kyle Kreger, Shania Opp, Hannah Porter, Tyler Restoff, Destany Smith and Taylor Wildermuth. Honors: Freshmen Ethan Cheek, Logan Dobbs, Megan Engelhardt, Bailey Heisner, Cameron Hepp, Holden Huntley, Joshua Iffert, Reid Keene, Katie Koester, Kassity Lee, Cheyenne Lynch, Riana McGlinn, Trenton Morgenstern, Tristyn Morgenstern, Benjamin Restoff, Megan Restoff, Jade Riley, Brenden Ritter, Mackenzie Vancil, David Wagner, Gayle Winter, Hayley Winter and Caden Yates. Sophomores Railyn Bardle, Noah Carter, Clayton Copus, Jacob Crews, Makenzie David, Macy Epplin, Sydney Francis, Kary Hargis, Tyler Heinemeyer, Mary Johnson, Dalton Kitchen, Devin Kitchen, Kally Mayo, Lillian Runyon, Elaine Shaneyfelt, Martina Skorch, Grant Tanner, Leah Thies, Kayla Valentine and Dawson Yates. Juniors Ashley Barber, Abigail Barnes, Kelly Buschschulte, Chase Fulkerson, Caleb Geary, Jeremy Graves, Kiya Hagene, Dylan Houghland, Sarah Issler, Erin Klamm, Draeden Kreger, Lynlee Lindner, Kelton Linze, Alexis Loos, Consuela Moll, Callie Niemeyer, Dejah Rheinecker and Taylor Witges. Seniors Brianna Alvis, Emma Banach, Dustin Bartnicki, Alex Bechtel, Grant Bigham, James Bouchard, Sydney Cacioppo, Hunter Clark, Mariah Clark, Alyssa Davis, Hannah Epplin, Madison Garavaglia, Josie Gleason, Nicole Hankla, Dakotah Hubler, Keaton Hawk, Halie Hottes, Daniel Huggins, Logan Jones, Justin Keller, Jordan Koester, Lane Lovel, Halle Matecki, Megan Mayo, Autumn Mohr, Jimmie Moll, Jamie Newton, Zackery Obertini, Alexis Rice, Tyler Rice, Cheyenne Santos, Emily Shanklin, Noah Sprehe, Claire Stotlar, Stephen Wagner, Abigail West and Sydney Wright.

12 Page 12 County Journal june 14, 2018 Marissa Coal Fest The Shaw Pharmacy float featured Abraham Lincoln, talking to a group of children. This float took first place in the judging. The theme of the parade was the Illinois Bicentennial. Above is the Marissa school band and below, the fire department mascot. The Hope Christian Church float Who won what at the festival By Carol Mercer The Marissa Coal Festival of June 7-9 had many highlights. Even with an earlier rain storm Saturday, at 4 p.m., the parade, with the theme of celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial, rolled down the streets on time, with excited children collecting the candy thrown from floats and vehicles. The winning f loat was entered by Shaw Pharmacy. It featured Abe Lincoln, talking to the people along the way. In the evening, the queen coronation was held. Retiring Queen Jade Trail welcomed 2018 Prince Bryson Miller and Princess Alaina Rife. Then Audrey Miller was crowned Marissa Coal Festival queen. Miller, 14, is active in and out of school. Her parents are Teri Dawson and the late Nathan Miller. After the coronation, winners of the queen t i c ke t c o nt e s t we r e drawn. First place $1,000 winner is Kurt Freels. Second place and $300 is Jess Graff of Ava, and $200 was won by Marilyn Shockley for third. The original 1924 Model T Ford Lenzburg fire truck still runs. Taller than LEGOS Diminutive Marissa reporter Carol Mercer noted that she is taller than the LEGOS kids at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Mercer was on a tour as part of a Quester s International Convention held recently in KC when she came across the LEGOS sculptures. MR. APPLIANCE of Mid-America Kitchen & Laundry Major Appliance Repair Year Warranty on Repairs for Both Parts & Labor Up Front Pricing; We Charge by the Job, Not by the Hour FREE Service Call with Any Repair Strive For Same Day or Next Day Service Locally Owned & Operated

13 june 14, 2018 Section Two Section Two Wesbecher family has two reasons to celebrate Centennial farm and a birthday A Randolph County family recently celebrated the 95th birthday of its patriarch at the same time it celebrated the 100th a n n ive r s a r y o f t h e family farm. R a l p h We s b e c h e r turned 95 June 10. The family held the celebration at the farm, where he was raised and operated the farm throughout his life. The 80-acre farm on Schuline Road between Evansville and Walsh was purchased by Wesbecher s parents Frances and Hilary Wesbecher August 5, 1918 for $50 an acre. The farmhouse was eventually enlarged to make it more comfortable for their family, which at the time included Agnes, 9, Hilda, 6, and Cyril, 2. Five years later, Ralph was born in the home. Wesbecher eventually took over the farm Ralph Wesbecher sits beside the sign commemorating the from his parents and farm s status as a centennial farm, with the farmhouse in the married Bertha Paut- background. ler April 10, The couple had chila sign now stands Its rich soil has d r e n C a r o l, No r m a of six generations and Ron. Ron was the of our family, Ron yielded not only corn in the yard, commemonly child not born in said. Our descend- a n d s o y b e a n s, b u t orating the family ants have scattered joys, sorrows, celebra- farmland s distincthe home. T h i s f a r m i s t h e from Florida to Cali- tions and blessings for tion as a centennial farm. a century. beginning and home fornia. A bicentennial 4th at Kaskaskia this year includes parade The July 4 patriotic celebration at Kaskaskia will have an Illinois Bicentennial theme this year. The program begins at 1 p.m. and will include some notable extras. Former Congressman Glenn Poshard will be the main speaker. Let Freedom Ring will be the theme of his address. Poshard was born and raised on a family farm in southeastern Illinois. He served in the United States Army from , receiving a meritorious commendation for outstanding service as a member of the First Cavalry Division in Korea. He is a three-degree graduate from SIU, receiving his doctorate in the administration of higher education in That same year, he was appointed to the Illinois senate. He served in the senate from 1984 to 1989 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in He served five terms in Congress before being elected the Democrat nominee for governor in He narrowly lost the governorship to George Ryan and later became vice chancellor for administration, chairman of the board of trustees and president of his alma mater from 2006 to He is the second longest serving president of the SIU system. Po s h a r d a nd h i s wife Jo, an elementary teacher for 34 years, founded the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children in 1999 and for the past 19 years have cared for thousands of abused, neglected and abandoned children in southern Illinois. He has a son Dennis, daughter Kristen and four grandchildren. Jackie Smith, former St. Louis Cardinal football player, now media personality, will make a cameo appearance. Chester attorney Ed Fisher will impersonate Shadrach Bond, giving highlights of the area from 200 years ago. A special bicentennial postal cancellation and plate lunches will be available beginning at 11 a.m. A Kaskaskia bicentennial parade will begin at noon and circle the town. Kaskaskia was Illinois first capital in 1818 and POWERFUL, POWERFUL, PREMIUM, PREMIUM, POWERFUL, PERFORMANCE! 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14 Page 14 County Journal june 14, 2018 Cutler continues work on radium removal project Cutler continues to work on the project to remove radium from its water. At the June 7 town board meeting, it was noted that a sand filter was not included in the bid for the equipment, but one must be added. That will take the cost up by an estimated $30,000 to $40,000. The town hopes the additional expense can be paid from the grant it received for the project, but that is not certain. Clerk Pat Boyce said there is no way the project can meet the Illinois EPA deadline of June. She said the project will be finished sometime in July. In another big money matter, the board approved a new 20year franchise with Ameren Electric. The board did not discuss the new franchise before voting on it, but it does contain some costly changes. The agreement calls for Ameren to continue paying a franchise fee to the town, but it will be less. The first year, Ameren will pay Cutler $5,700 in fees. The fees drop annually until they stabilize in year five at $1,410. Also, Ameren will no longer allow Cutler a 50 percent discount on streetlight power. No discounts at all will be allowed. In other action, the board agreed to buy a new backhoe bucket from Midwest Equipment in Baldwin. The cost is $1,000. Boyce reported that the May auction netted the town $413. However, Gutjahr auctioneers donated $500 of their commission to the town. The board held a discussion about trash collection fees. In the past, the town has received free trash removal for the town hall and park. Republic, the company that picks up trash, says it wants an exclusive contract to pick up for all of Cutler. Cutler would bill for the service as part of the water bill, and all residents would be required to pay for the service. In return, bills for everyone would go down slightly, and the town would continue to get free service at the town hall and park. Cutler would also get two free cleanup days a year. Some felt the exclusive service should be bid. There is also concern that some residents would not pay the trash collection fee, leaving the town responsible for the bill. More information will be gathered for next month s meeting. Until an agreement is reached, the town will be charged for its own trash pickup. The board agreed to let the library do a bicentennial survey. The survey will look for demographics of households. It is not mandatory. Mayor Joe Loucks said he would like to hire an engineering firm to see what it would cost to by-pass the south water tower and not use it. However, no costs were available for the engineering fees, so any action on the matter was set aside for now. The board agreed to pay $400 to have a tree cut down on West Street. The Pepsi machine in the park concession stand was discussed. The town gets no commission from the sale of soda in the machine, and it uses town-provided electricity. The town wants to talk to Pepsi about the machine. Children age 3 through grade six are invited to attend Vacation Bible School at St. John Lutheran Parish Hall in Chester July The event will be held from 6 to 8:30 each evening and will feature music, crafts, games, cooking activities and Bible stories related to the theme Mighty Fortress. There is no charge to attend, and the event is open to all children, not just members of St. John. Children are also not required to attend all of the sessions. Registration is requested but not required. To register, call the church office at The children will be invited to attend the St. John s 5 p.m. church service July 14 to share songs and activities, with a social event and light lunch in the parish hall afterward. Attendance prizes from local businesses will be awarded each evening. New Ameren agreement has costly changes Vacation Bible School in Chester Summer reading magic Magician Glen Foster used audience members in his show and workshop at the Marissa library s June 7 Summer Reading Program. Foster is shown here with Kaye Summers when he did a trick with a list of predictions in an inflated balloon that Summers had held then broke in front of the amazed audience. The programs in Marissa are held Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. until July 12. Submitted by Carol Mercer Marissa Bible school From left are Lorrie Lehman, Donna Galle, Pastor Brett Palmer and Ruby Lehman, some of the Marissa Friedens United Church of Christ members who are helping with this year s Marissa Community Vacation Bible School, with the river otter puppet that will be part of the Rolling River Rampage theme. The VBS will be held June from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, located at 820 N. Main Street, for pre-k through grade 6. Registration forms are available at Marissa churches and the public library. Photo by Carol Mercer S ophie s Golf Tournament To benefit an annual memorial scholarship fund to honor Sophie Martin and help local high-school graduates attain a post-secondary education. Four-Person Scramble Saturday, July 7, 2018 Entry Fee $240 per team (Includes meal after each group) TOURNAMENT WILL INCLUDE: $10,000 Hole-in-One Shootout Contest: Top 10 closest to pin on holes 5/14 qualify for the shoot-out after each shift tied to $1,000,000 Hole-in-One Shot 1 person end of day Payout to Two Flights Senior Tees 65+ And these options: Hole-in-One Prizes During Regular Play Longest Drive Mulligans Skins Game (If no skins are won, money will be donated to cause) A.M & P.M. Shotgun Start All-Day Silent Auction CORPORATE OR INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS: GOLD - $100 hole sponsor Includes name printed on a pin flag, 27 x 18 sign on hole, name on tournament T-shirt, and name or copy of business card on thank-you sheet in goody bag SILVER - $50 hole sponsor Includes 27 x 18 sign on hole, name on tournament T-shirt and name or copy of business card on thank-you sheet in goody bag BRONZE - $25 hole sponsor Includes 18 x 12 sign on hole and name or copy of business card on thank-you sheet in goody bag DONATIONS UNDER $25 Includes name on thank-you sheet in goody bag PLEASE INCLUDE A BUSINESS CARD IF APPROPRIATE AND YOUR NAME AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR ON SIGNAGE: Gambling on Par 3 Holes $100 Team Putting Contest tied to $5,000 Individual Putting Contest 1 person end of day Deadline to meet printing requirements: June 18, 2018 Entry not accepted without payment Make check payable to: Sophie s Golf Tournament Send entry to: Sophie s Foundation, Inc. 9 Fairway Drive, Sparta, IL Questions: Contact Bobby Bohnert ( cell) WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE A SILENT AUCTION ITEM? Please contact Bobby to make arrangements. Thanks! Team Members Names Capt: Contact No.: Which tee time do you prefer? 7:30 a.m. Cart rental is $12 per person payable that day. Please circle one: Wish to rent 1 cart Wish to rent 2 carts 1:30 p.m. Will bring own cart Tournament will be played at Country Club of Sparta, Rain date is Saturday, July 15, 2017 Thank You For Your Business Date: June 22, 2018 Time: 4:00-6:30 PM Admission: FREE Steeleville Banking Center A Branch Of First State Bank Of Campbell Hill Presents Customer Appreciation Day At The Steeleville American Legion Friday, June 22, 2018 Phone: :00-6:30 PM Experience The Difference!

15 County Journal june 14, 2018 Page 15 Just south of Nashville Franklin, Tennessee is a short drive to war history By Jerry Willis Just about 25 miles south of Nashville on I-65 sits Franklin, Tennessee. From our area, it s a fourhour drive. The town is unique. Like many tourist spots, it has a main strip. But Franklin s strip is not all bars and restaurants. Oh, those businesses exist, but most of the stores are retail, kind of like most smaller towns up to the 1970s. The downtown consists of women s clothing and shoe stores, antique stores, even furniture and sundries. Downtown also has the Franklin Theatre, which shows movies, plays, children s shows and even major entertainers. Franklin has many hotels, though none downtown. They include mom and pops and chains such as Marriott and Hilton. If you go, don t miss Puckett s Gro. Restaurant. It features Southern cooking, including corn bread, collard greens and pound cake that is unbelievable. The shelves do contain grocery store items, but the items are not really for sale. The cooks use the products. The town has its own stone Confederate war monument in the town square, erected in 1899 by the Daughters of the Confederacy. Chip, as he is called, a Confeder- The night of November 30, 1864 saw a battle of about 40,000 troops fighting on the plantation grounds ate soldier, stands atop a pinnacle. He is called Chip because when the monument was installed, the soldier s hat was chipped. There has been an effort to remove the statue, but so far it has failed. Fr a n k l i n s h i s t o r y is overwhelming. Of course, it is all about the Civil War. One interesting part of the Franklin experience is Carnton Plantation, where the Battle of Franklin was fought November 30, The plantation was the home of the John McGavock family. Just before the battle began, the Confederate army took over the main house to be used as a hospital. About 20,000 Confederate soldiers were set to attack an equal number of Federal troops. The South s goal was to stop the Federals from advancing to Nashville. The South hoped to retake the city it had lost earlier in the war. The attack began at 4 p.m. and lasted most of the night. At times, it was hand-to-hand combat, with soldiers using shovels, rocks and swords. The battle went to the North, but both sides lost heavily. The Federals lost 2,300 men and the Confederacy 7,250, either killed, hurt or captured. The McGavock house had at least 300 injured soldiers inside, with the children s upstairs bedrooms used for surgery. Today, the bloodstains from those injured soldiers are still visible on the wood floors. An especially large bloodstain is in one corner of a room. The narrator on the tour tells visitors that they think the corner is where amputated limbs were placed. The Battle of Franklin, which lasted for five hours in darkness, helped spell the end for the Confederacy. The McGavocks later donated land for a Confederate cemetery on their plantation. It is also part of the tour. Two other homes, the Lotz House and the Carter House, played roles in the battle. The Carter House was a Federal command post, with the family taking refuge in their cellar. The Carter s son, Captain Tod Carter, was killed in the battle. He died on his own front lawn. With Franklin being so close, it is ideal for a long weekend getaway. Carnton Plantation s house was a makeshift Confederate hospital during the battle. Visitors can still see the bloodstains upstairs. The Franklin Theatre is in the heart of downtown and is used for plays, movies and other entertainment. The County Journal for local news you can believe. There is no fake news here. Call TWIGS kicks off in Marissa TWIGS, the free summer lunch program, started at the Marissa library June 4. During t h e f i r s t d ay, t h e library handed out 102 lunches to kids under 18. Issabelle Ransom is shown receiving a packaged lunch from Sandy Raban of Marissa Presbyterian Church. The program is operated by volunteers and the churches in Marissa. It assures children get wholesome food during the long school break. Photo by Carol Mercer Eddie Kutz Father s Day Is Sunday! - Favorite Gift Ideas levi jeans $ Select Group of Short Sleeved Sport Shirts on SALE! Haggar Comfort Waist Shorts On Sale Free Gift Wrapping Levi Denim Shorts Gold Toe Socks - Jockey UnderwearGrand River Stretch Jeans Short Sleeved Van Heusen Dress Shirts Gift Certificates Hooker s Mens Store Broadway Plaza Sparta (618) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. & Sat. 8:30am-5:30pm Open Friday Until 7pm

16 Page sports 16 County Journal june 14, 2018 Billie Ray Craig Golf Tournament in Pinckneyville The Billie Ray Craig Memorial Junior Golf Classic, hosted by Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust, was held June 5 at Red Hawk Country Club in Pinckneyville. The competition hosted more than 30 junior golfers from southern Illinois. The tournament, which is a point event for Southern Illinois Golf Association Jun- ior Golf Tour, is named after the late Billie Ray Craig of Pinckneyville, a n av i d g o l fe r a nd member of the Southern Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. Organization of the tournament is assisted by Craig s wife Marlene Craig, daughter Claudia Choate, Wes Choate, longtime family friend Charlotte Carter and Craig s niece Jill Hartung. Event held in memory of hall of fame golfer from Pinckneyville Girls winners were Megan Breslin, first, and Sarah Breslin, second, both of Pinckneyville. 4-5 boys winner is Zeke Tanner of Pinckneyville, with Billie Ray Craig s daughter, Claudia Choate. Winners of the boys category, from left are Eddie Brees of Jacob, second, and Jarret James of Chester, first. Football camp in Chester All children between five and 14 years old who are eligible to play football are invited to a football camp at the Chester High School Yellowjackets field July 19 and 20. The cost of the camp is $30 per child. T-shirts will be provided, but participants must wear shorts. Cleats are optional. Registration forms can be found in the Chester High School of- CHS football combine T h e C h e s t e r H i gh School football team held its team combine June 5 at the high school. Yellow Jacket coaches tested 65 players in a number of different drills, including the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, threecone drill, pro agility, bench and squat. Above is the group of Chester football players who were at the combine. At right, Chase Colvis moves around a cone in the three-cone drill. Below, Gavin Cushman and Ryan Springston put on the jets in the 40-yard dash. fice. Forms are due by June 30. Registration must be mailed to Billy Belton at 209 Riverview Boulevard in Chester. The kids will learn advanced drills and techniques from coaches and players. The goal is to teach kids the fundamentals of football. Staff will include Chester High School coaches and players. All drills will be performed in shorts and t-shirts with no helmets or shoulder pads. The camp for July 19 will take place on the practice field at the track. Beginning with registration at 5 p.m., the evening will consist of offensive and defensive stations, ending at 7:30 p.m. The July 20 camp will take place on the game field, and parents are encouraged to watch. This will consist of both stations as well as competitions from 7:30 to 8. Winners of the 8-9 boys category are Carson Meagher of Pinckneyville, second, and Tallen James of Chester, first. Ryder Ridgeway of Pinckneyville is winner of the 6-7 boys category. CHS girls track awards The Chester High School girls track team honored its athletes during a recent awards banquet. The Lady Yellow Jackets won five meets this season, including their eighth straight Black Diamond Conference title, and placed third in their sectional meet. Chester state qualifiers were Abby Myers in pole vault, Katie Hoffman in high jump and the 4x400 relay of Emma Bauer, Josie Kattenbraker, Ashtyn Jany and Jessica Kattenbraker. From left are team award winners Myers, field events MVP; Jany, relay queen; Bauer, most improved for running events; Tayler Howie, most improved for field events, and Jessica Kattenbraker, running events MVP. Photo by Jim Beers Baseball camp Trico held its baseball camp June 4-7 with 24 kids attending. The camp aimed to improve players skills in fielding, throwing, hitting and basic baseball knowledge. Coaches were Jason Huseman, Drew Petitt, Ben Koehn, Ryan Vogt, Jacob Lodge and Trenton Wilson. From left are Mason Bastien, Zac Compton, Garret Franklin, Canon Ruby, Kadyn Bernaix, Reid Dillow, Kaden Starkey, Chase Gale, Tucker Deming, Preston Johnson, Wyatt Stroub, Keegan Brooks. Elijah Foutch, Mitchel Gale, Kaden McBride, Cadem Weeks, Donovan Jimenez, Brock Heins, Kanon Wilson, Conner Brown, Brady Heins, Ryder Wettig, Kyler Bowerman and Kade Estel. Trade Up Today! For The Absolute Best Deals See Mike McCartney d Big For Weir Rebates & ing o Discounts G On No w! 1615 S. Main Red Bud Mon. & Fri. 8am-8pm Tues. - Thurs. 8am-6pm. Sat. 8am-4pm

17 Obama era regulations struck down in House State Representative Jerry Costello II was instrumental in preventing a bill from advancing out of the Environment Committee of the House in the Illinois state legislature. The bill, Senate Bill 2213, would prohibit Illinois from adopting any environmental regulations that were less stringent than those put into place under the Barack Obama administration. The legislation would require that many regulations remain law. Costello refused to support the legislation in the committee hearing, stopping it from advancing. The bill was opposed by the Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois coal industry. Costello said the bill would make Illinois less competitive with neighboring states. Agriculture is the largest industry in Illinois, and this legislation would negatively impact farmers in southern Illinois and across Illinois, Kevin Semlow, director of state legislation for the Illinois Farm Bureau said. Mandating that Illinois not implement changes to environmental regulations implemented by the federal government could keep farmers from effectively doing their jobs. As chairman of the Agriculture & County Journal june 14, 2018 Page 17 Conservation Committee, Rep. Costello has been a strong advocate for us and has stopped legislation that would hurt farmers and their families throughout Illinois. Costello said the greatest impact of these regulations would have been felt in small southern communities. This legislation is an attempt to shut down more coal mines and prohibit use of local resources, ultimately putting members of our community out of a job. This is unacceptable, and I will not stand by and allow our families to suffer at the expense of Chicago politicians and their agendas, Costello said. New life for Reabans building By Jeff Blair The building, which many Pinckneyville residents remember as Reabans Restaurant, next to the grade school will get a new life. Building owners Mark and Lisa Stanton asked the Pinckneyville city council Monday night for financial assistance to refurbish the structure. The Stantons said a former Pinckneyville resident who owns a restaurant in Collinsville wants to open a new restaurant in the building. Lisa Stanton said the building is in need of upgrades and repairs. The council approved up to $8,286 in business district tax funds and up to $4,300 in facade improvement grant money. The Stantons were asked if there was a timetable on opening the new restaurant. Lisa said they will get the renovation under way immediately but could not give a date on when the restaurant would open. In other notes, the commissioners approved a resolution exercising the city s option to purchase the site of the former Pinckneyville hospital building. The city had helped financially in the demolition of the old building with the agreement that the city would have an option to purchase the property once demolition and landscaping was completed. The city will pay the hospital $10,000 for the land. There was o discussion on what the VBS at Winkle Winkle Baptist Church in Coulterville will hold its Vacation Bible School June Sessions each day run from 9 to noon. The theme this year is Game On. To register or for more information, call or city plans to do with it. The commissioners agreed to terminate a sales agreement and agreement to develop real estate with Leigh Blackorby. Blackorby owns the Twisted Vine and had planned to purchase and renovate the building next door to her business, which had housed the hospital billing office. Commissioner David Stone said Blackorby has decided not to purchase the building. A request was approved from St. Bruno Catholic Church to close several streets near the church from 10 a.m. July 21 to 8 a.m. July 22 for the parish picnic. PERCY IL The source of drinking water used by PERCY is Ground Water Village of Percy Drinking Water Quality Report Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2017 This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water. For more information regarding this report contact: Name Phone Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre el agua que usted bebe. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. Source Water Information Source Water Name Village of Percy (618) Type of Water Source of Drinking Water The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: - Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. - Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. - Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. - Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. - Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. Report Status Location WELL 3 (00281) GW N E CROSS AVE-2 BLKS N/IL RT 150 WELL 4 (00745) GW Source Water Assessment Magic show On June 1, the Steeleville library hosted Glen Foster and his comedy magic show. The show, which included a magic workshop, kicked off the library s summer reading program. Foster also taught some magic tricks to the children in attendance. Lion of the year Jerry Wagner, left, is the 2018 R.L. Hartman Sparta Lion of the Year. The presentation was made by Sparta Lions Club President John Lane. Fisher, Kerkhover, Coffey & Gremmels Edward J. Fisher R. Jeffrey Kerkhover Jason E. Coffey Jordan D. Gremmels Law Office General Practice Wills Trust Probate Personal Injury Contracts Workers Comp. Real Estate Family Law /2 Swanwick St. Suite 203 Chester, IL (618) (618) Fax Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline ( ). If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at We want our valued customers to be informed about their water quality. If you would like to learn more, please feel welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. The source water assessment for our supply has been completed by the Illinois EPA. If you would like a copy of this information, please stop by City Hall or call our water operator at. (618) To view a summary version of the completed Source Water Assessments, including: Importance of Source Water; Susceptibility to Contamination Determination; and documentation/recommendation of Source Water Protection Efforts, you may access the Illinois EPA website at Source of Water: PERCYTo determine Percy's susceptibility to groundwater contamination, a Well Site Survey, published in 1990 by the Illinois EPA, was reviewed. Based on the information contained in this document, six potential sources of groundwater contamination are present that could pose a hazard to groundwater pumped by the Percy community water supply wells. These include a domestic waste water treatment facility, four below ground fuel storages, and a former petroleum storage facility.the Illinois EPA has determined that Percy Wells #3 and #4 are not susceptible to IOC, VOC, or SOC contamination. This determination is based on a number of criteria including: monitoring conducted at the wells; monitoring conducted at the entry point to the distribution system; and the available hydrogeologic data for the anticipation of the U.S. EPA's proposed Ground Water Rule, the Illinois EPA has determined that Percy's community water supply wells are not vulnerable to viral contamination. This determination is based upon the evaluation of the following criteria during the Vulnerability Waiver Process: the community's wells are properly constructed with sound integrity and proper site conditions; there is a hydrogeologic barrier that restricts pathogen movement; all potential routes and sanitary defects have been mitigated such that the source water is adequately protected; monitoring data did not indicate a history of disease outbreak; and the sanitary survey of the water supply did not indicate a viral contamination threat. However, having stated this, the U.S. EPA is proposing to require States to identify systems in karst, gravel and fractured rock aquifer systems as sensitive. Water systems utilizing these aquifer types would be required to perform routine source water monitoring. Because the community's wells are constructed in a confined aquifer, which should provide an adequate degree of protection to prevent the movement of pathogens into the wells, well hydraulics were not considered to be a significant factor in the vulnerability determination. Lead and Copper 2017 Regulated Contaminants Detected Definitions: Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety. Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Lead and Copper Date Sampled MCLG Action Level (AL) 90th Percentile # Sites Over AL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination Copper 08/26/ ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems. Lead 08/26/ ppb N Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits. Regulated Contaminants Now - July 15th Sign Up For Our Senior Or Frequent Dining (Family) Club ($5 Set up Fee) & Receive Your FREE GIFT of Reid s Shirt Or Hat. Sign Up Will Also Make You Eligible For Our Club Giveaways. (One Entry Per Visit) Disinfectants and Disinfection By- Products Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination Chlorine 12/31/ MRDLG = 4 MRDL = 4 ppm N Water additive used to control microbes. Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Inorganic Contaminants No goal for the total Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected 80 ppb N By-product of drinking water disinfection. MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination Barium ppm N Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits. Fluoride ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. Iron ppm N This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits. Drawing Sunday, July 15 At 8:30 Manganese ppb N This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits. Selenium ppb N Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from mines. Sodium ppm N Erosion from naturally occuring deposits. Used in water softener regeneration. Zinc ppm N This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Naturally occurring; discharge from metal Radioactive Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination Hwy. 150 East CHESTER Combined Radium 226/228 Gross alpha excluding radon and uranium pci/l N Erosion of natural deposits. 01/14/ pci/l N Erosion of natural deposits.

18 Page 18 Evansville News By Eloise Kueker We never know what will be going on around our house. Malachi and Becky and their kids were gone on vacation this past week. That meant no grandkid sitting for this grandma. I was planning on having four days all to myself. Well, that didn t happen. Due to a death in the family of Pam s mom, who usually takes care of Andy and Pam s kids, and had a funeral to attend, I was asked to keep their three kids. No problem. We don t get to see as much of them as we would like, so of course, they could come stay with me. Coulterville and Swanwick News By Diana Cole Tuesday evening, David and I went to Ava to watch Elodie play T-ball. Later, we met with the Stewart family, Terie Brewer, Kasie Brewer and Parker Brewer at Brunzee s for a graduation dinner for Elodie. Elodie s friend Kaylyn also attended. Both girls are going to first grade in the new school year. Joshua Broshears, formerly of Coulterville, married Stacey Mills of Ohio June 6 at Perry Gold Plate Activities June MONDAY: Strong for life exercise program from 9: Nickel bingo at 10:15. TUESDAY: Current Events and reminiscing at 9:30. Prize bingo at 10:30. WEDNESDAY: Strong for life from 9: Nickel bingo at 10:15. THURSDAY: Southern gospel singer David Isom at 10. Randolph marriage licenses Bruce Neal Uchtman, Dawn Renee Colvis, both of Steeleville Roger Albert Bieri, Ava Melody Ivers, both of Lawrenceville, Illinois Jeremy Alan Dietz, Katelynn Louise Shields, both of Collinsville Adam W. Henslee, Jill E. Zanders, both of Red Bud Damon William Derousse, Brandi Nichole Brockmeyer, both of Red Bud James H. Pfeiffer Jr., Susan R. McCarson, both of Chester George Fredrick Lagois Jr., Rhonda Lynn Randolph, both of St. Mary, Missouri Love Check out our website for additional photos County Journal They are well-behaved like Becky and Malachi s kids, but they are still kids. We played games, ate, played with toys, ate, watched TV, ate, watched tablets and IPods, ate, and then it was time for lunch. So we ate. Then it was quiet time, so Daniel could take his nap. We got out blankets and pillows and spread this all out in the living room. It reminded me of when I was little and Grandma Becker made all of us lie down for a nap. She slept, and we didn t. We would giggle when we heard her snoring, but if we were too restless before she slept, the boogeyman came out; and that was reason enough to lie down. I was pretty old when I discovered that the boogeyman was a mop with a Halloween St. Pete Beach, Florida. Josh is the son of Sandy Broshears of Sparta and Jeff (Erin) Broshears of Coulterville. David and I celebrated my birthday at Red Lobster Wednesday with Matthew, Nicole, Elodie and Daxton Stewart. David and I had supper with Joyce Burns at The Eagle s Nest in Addieville Friday evening. The Fox family (Melba Rust) had a dinner at the VFW June 9. In attendance were the families of Howard Fox, Melba Rust, Joan Fox Kershaw, Carl Fox, Jane and Jim Coglan, Bob and Joy Fox, Randy Brown, Mike Rust and Mark Miles. FRIDAY: Strong for life from 9: Baking in adult day service at 10. Menu Unavailable Activities could change without notice. Suggested donation: $3. Meal sites and home-delivered meals: Du Quoin, Cutler and Willisville. Call by 8 a.m. to make a reservation. County Journal June 14, 2018 society S ville senior site Activities June MONDAY: Bingo at 10. TUESDAY: Craig Manor bingo at 10. BP/BS checks. WEDNESDAY: Bingo at 10. Card club at 12:30. THURSDAY: Wii practice at 10. FRIDAY: Bingo at 10. Menu MONDAY: BBQ riblets, slaw, black-eyed pea salad, peaches. TUESDAY: Rotini lasagna, romaine salad, apricots, garlic bread, strawberry soda cake. WEDNESDAY: BBQ pork chop, German potato salad, slaw, cranberries. THURSDAY: Liver or salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, Carolina beans, pineapple chunks, peanut butter sheet cake. FRIDAY: Beef/noodles, layered salad, creamed corn, applesauce. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call extension 5 by 9:30 a.m. to make a reservation. Chester senior site activities, menu Open House A mask on it. But believe me, when Grandma brought out that thing, we were all scared of it. I would never do that to my grandkids. This grandma tried to rest while Danny napped. The girls were quietly reading. Soon nap time was over. The blankets and pillows were picked up, and it was time to eat again. Then there was more playing, and Andy arrived so we ate again. By the time they left, this grandma was not ready to cook supper, so grandpa and I went out. Happy June birthday to Bella Hood, Megan Grapperhaus and Loralye Pickering. Happy anniversary to Bob and Ellen De- Rousse, Brad and Lisa Becker and Colin and Pat Kelly. The Fred and Hilda Becker descendants Activities June TUESDAY: Music with Jesse and Friends at 10. WEDNESDAY: Craig Manor BP/BS check at 9. Bingo at 10. Ice cream/soda day & nickel bingo after lunch. THURSDAY: Quilting at 8:30. FRIDAY: Big bingo at 10. Menu TUESDAY: Pork sausage, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, biscuit/ N Free Food Balloon Art Sparta Pregnancy Care Center 211 N. Vine St. Sparta reunion will be Sunday, July 8 at the St. Boniface Parish Center beginning at noon. July Calendar 9, Town board meeting 10, KC 10, Legion Auxiliary 21-22, Riverboat races Evansville Enterprise June 30, 1939 Nelda Ziebold became the bride of Henry C. Grosse. Freda Winkleman became the bride of Eugene Braun June 24. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Urban. Ross Pautler, who played for the Worthington Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinal Farm Club, had three victories so far. Construction of the $1 million Bridge across the Mississippi River at Chester was to begin in September. gravy, Watergate dessert. WEDNESDAY: BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit. THURSDAY: Open face chicken pot pie, slaw, lima beans, fruit cobbler. 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19 County Journal june 14, 2018 Page 19 obituaries ROBERT A. FULTON Robert A. Fulton, 67, of Ava died at 9:10 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born February 15, 1951 in Percy to Robert Lloyd and Wanda Reese Fulton. Bob married Helen Louise Sherman January 15, 1972 in Murphysboro, and they shared 46 years of marriage. She survives. Bob was a retired carpenter and a member of United Methodist Church in Percy. He was a volunteer for Ava Volunteer Fire Department for many years and Sons of the American Legion Post 127 in Murphysboro. He is also survived by children Robert Fulton and Posha (Darrin) Thies, all of Ava; grandchildren Madelyn and Michael; special dog Cutter; sister Jean Salger of Chester; sisters-in-law Gayle Fulton of Forsythe, Montana and Alice Sherman of Ava; nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim and brothers-in-law John Sherman and Glen Salger. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Wilson s Funeral Home in Ava, with Debra Rathert, lay minister, officiating. Burial was in Birkner Cemetery in Sato. Memorials may be made to Birkner Cemetery. Sign the guest book at wilsonsfuneralhome. net. MELBA MINES Melba Doris Rus- sell-kiefer-butcher- Mines, 91, of Coulterville, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Coulterville Care Center. She was born October 4, 1926 to George and Jesse Dirden Russell. Melba was married to Edward Kiefer in 1946, then George Butcher in 1958, and later she married Leonard Mines in Leonard preceded her in death February 23, She worked in home health care and was a cook at Jackson County Nursing Home and the Randolph County Care Center. Melba was a member of Loyalty Missionary Baptist Church, Sparta VFW Women s Auxiliary 2698, Legion in Sparta and Moose Lodge in Murphysboro. Melba is survived by daughters Elizabeth Ann (Glenn) Kiefer-Cornett of Marissa, Alice (Burton) Butcher-Bridges of Sparta, Barbara (David) Seyferth of Sparta and Georgia Lee (Gary) Hefler of Makanda; sons Leonard (Sharon) Kiefer of Baldwin, Michael Kiefer of Marissa and John Keene of Cutler; stepson Gerald (Charlene) Butcher of Pinckneyville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; greatgreat-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Melba was also preceded in death by her parents, son Jack Keene, grandson Steve Kiefer and stepdaughter Glenna Moutria. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018 at McDaniel & Lee Funeral Home in Sparta and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Services will follow. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Loyalty Missionary Baptist Church. Sign the guest book at CLIFTON LEO MOREFIELD Clifton Leo Morefield, 77, of Dupo, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born May 19, 1941 in Murphysboro to LeRoy and Leona Weston Morefield. He retired from BP Hauling as a truck driver. For many years, he loved to fish. Clifton is survived by children Elizabeth (Charles) Pierman of Ellis Grove, Nancy (Robert) Allard of Sparta, Roy (Robin) Morefield of Cutler, Tammi (Ronald) Reid of North Charleston, South Carolia, Melissa (Terry) Steward of Steeleville, Jennifer Choate of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and Megan (Jeremy) Schneider of Milton, Florida; 22 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; brother Carroll (Linda) Morefield of Cutler; sister Roxanne (James) Riddle of Opelika, Alabama; nieces and nephews. Clifton was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Deanna Downey, son Casey Morefield and grandson Joshua Pierman. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Caledonia Cemetery Memorials may be made to BJC Home Care, 1935 Beltway Drive, St. Louis, MO Sign the guest book at RICHARD O. STEINGRUBEY Richard O. Steingrubey, 86, of Red Bud, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at St. Anthony s Medical Center in St. Louis. Visitation is Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud, with Msgr. Dennis Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children s Research Hospital or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud. Sign the guest book at CHRISTIAN JOHN COLLINS Christian John C.J. Collins, 22, of Red Bud, died at 5:59 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 in rural Red Bud. He was born to Chad and Rosemary Rhodie Uffelmann Collins May 16, 1995 in Normal, Illinois. C.J. worked at Casey s General Store in Red Bud. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Red Bud. C.J. enjoyed playing video games on his Xbox and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his parents of Red Bud; brother Jeremy Collins of Red Bud; uncles Willis Uffelmann of Red Bud and Chris (Tricia) Collins of Bluford, Illinois; aunt Marsha Walker of Collinsville; grandfather Willard Uffelmann of Red Bud; grandparents Ernest and Brenda Collins of Mt. Vernon and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandmother Rosemary Uffelmann. Visitation is Friday, June 15, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Red Bud. Services will follow, with Rev. Mark Nebel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to C.J. Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Sign the guest book a SHANNON D. HOHGREFE Shannon D. Hohgrefe, 51, of Chester, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at his home. Shannon was born October 14, 1966 in Chester to Robert and Donna Muench Hohgrefe. He married Becky Caraker May 25, 2018 in Chester. She survives. Shannon worked for utilities services out of New Lenox, Illinois. He was a member of St. Mark s Lutheran Church in Steeleville. He is also survived by children Tori (Terry) Leggans and Jesse (Kylie) Hohgrefe, all of Willisville and Elizabeth Caraker of Coulterville; grandchildren Willow, Jensen and Jackson and siblings Stephanie (Dale) Diercks of Steeleville, Scott Hohgrefe of Marshfield, Missouri and Chip (Christy) Wasson of Steeleville. Shannon was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation is Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wilson s Funeral Home in Steeleville and Saturday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Services will follow, with Rev. Dr. Kimberly Allen officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois Blue/West Team. Sign the guest book at wilsonsfuneralhome. net. LUANN EVERDING Luann Everding, 58, of Ellis Grove, died at 2:26 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at her home. It was her wish to be cremated. Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud, with Father Roger Karban officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children s Research Hospital. Sign the guest book at PEARL V. AULD Pearl V. Auld, 96, of Nashville, Illinois, formerly of Oakdale, died Monday, June 11, 2018 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. Visitation is Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Oakdale United Presbyterian Church and Friday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. John Campbell officiating, assisted by Ron Mazander and Phil Carson. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children s Research Hospital. Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at or on the funeral home s Facebook page. RODNEY L. SHIPP Rodney L. Shipp, 72, of Jacob, died at 8.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 a Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home in Chester. It was his wish to be cremated. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville. Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family. Sign the guest book at ALICE C. PRESSWOOD Alice C. Presswood, 89, of Coulterville, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. in Coulterville Rehabilitation and Health Care. Alice was born September 8, 1928 in Cutler to Robert James and Genevieve Reese Rednour. On August 14, 1948, she married William Floyd Presswood in Sparta. He preceded her in death April 8, She was a member of Winkle Baptist Church. She loved reading, plants and flowers, gardening, lighthouses, traveling, knitting and crocheting. She is survived by children Billy (Joyce) Presswood of Oklahoma, Bob (Joyce) Presswood of Coulterville, Jim (Beverly) Presswood of Missouri, Tom (Nancy) Presswood of Du Quoin, Don (Mona) Presswood of Oklahoma, John Lee Presswood of Sparta, Danny (Anna) Presswood of Michigan, Judi (Steve) Lutes of Du Quoin and Mike (Susan) Presswood of Missouri; daughter-in-law Renee Presswood of California; sister Mazie Otis; a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, son David Presswood, brother Robert Rednour, sisters Janetta Pirtle, Mary Anna Price and Margie Presswood, three grandchildren and daughters-inlaw Cathy and Twilla Presswood. Visitation is Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pyatt Funeral Home in Coulterville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Winkle Baptist Church, with Brother Jeff Downard officiating. Burial will be in Coulterville City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Winkle Baptist Church. Sign the guest book at LILLIAN M. BARNES Lillian M. Barnes, 83, of Sparta, died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Sparta Community Hospital. She was born September 7, 1934 in Sparta to Elmer and Mary Horschmann Brenning. Lillian married Fredrick Dale Barnes May 14, 1955 in Sparta. He preceded her in death January 22, She was a homemaker and worked at World Color Press in Sparta. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta and Eagles Auxiliary Aries 3059 in Sparta. Lillian enjoyed going to Sparta senior citizens and was active in different card clubs in Sparta. She is survived by her children Paula Picou of Sparta, Gary (Linda) Barnes of Steeleville, Ella (David) Jones of Coulterville, Deborah Kinstler (friend Perry Bartlett) of Ruma and Scott (Cathy) Barnes of Woodlawn, Illinois; grandchildren Mark (Sarah) Barnes, Matt (Tonia) Barnes, Jessica (Jeff) Bockhorn, Cole Fedderke (special friend Tiffany Anderson), Jason Mancillas, Andrea (Tom) Taylor, Travis Mancillas, Arron Kintsler, Tim (Stacey) Barnes, Alicia (Mark) Elliston and Christy Barnes and brother Wilbert (Trudi) Brenning of Sparta. Lillian was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter Judy Lynn Barnes, brothers Elmer Brenning Jr. and Emmet Brenning and sister Laverne Diercks. Visitation is Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Our of Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, with rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Funeral Mass will follow, with Father Vincent Muhasa officiating. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta. Wilson s Funeral Home in Steeleville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to Masses. Sign the guest book at FRANCES MARIE DINTELMANN Frances Marie Dintelmann, 58, of Percy, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Elizabeth s Hospital in O Fallon. She was born November 11, 1959 in Red Bud to Donald L. and Florence M. Tillman Reeves. Frances was retired from Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation. She is survived by son Warren Dintelmann of Utah; daughter Belinda Reeves of St. Louis; five grandchildren; father of Percy; brothers Douglas, J.D. and Daniel Reeves of Percy, Carl Reeves of West Unity, Ohio, David Reeves of Catonment, Florida and Herkie Reeves of Sparta and sister Denise Harber of Percy. Frances was preceded in death by her mother, one brother and one sister. It was her wish to be cremated without any services. DESTINY LEE ODLE Destiny Lee Odle, 83, of Chester, formerly of Potosi, Missouri, died Sunday, June 3, Visitation is Monday, June 18, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home at 105 Clark Street in Potosi. Services will follow, with Bro. Bryan Buckley officiating. Monument Sales Cemetery Lettering Custom Design RANDOLPH MONUMENT WORKS Serving Families Since 1900 Allison Deterding-Rainey, Manager 701 W. Broadway Steeleville Monday - Friday 9am-4pm & Saturday 9am-Noon

20 Page 20 County Journal june 14, 2018 coming events Singers Wanted For God & Country Everyone Is Welcome To SATURDAY, JUNE 16 9:30am 405 S. Third Street Percy, IL COLLECTIBLES, HOUSEHOLD, TOOLS Quilts, Doll Collection, Dresser Scarves & Handiwork, Comic Books, Local Advertising, Pillowcases, Copper Tea Kettle, Dyson Vacuum Sweeper (New), Dark Brown Recliner (New), Oak Dining Room Table & 4 Chairs, Pantry Cabinet, Chest of Drawers, Toys, Lamps, Fans, Christmas Decorations, Fountain, Hunting Clothes, Push Mower, Hand & Garden Tools, Buckets, Gas Cans, Saw Blades, Lumber, Bricks, Scrap Copper, Scrap Iron, Lots of Misc. OWNERS: Delbert & Betty Bierman AUCTIONEER S NOTE: We have lots of boxes to still open may be some surprises. Website: Action Auction Associates Wayne Voss (618) / Lic. # ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST FRIDAY & SATURDAY JUNE 15 & 16 QUILT & CASH B BINGO Fish Dinner Plates or Sandwiches FRIDAY 5PM Chicken Dinner All-You-Can-Eat SATURDAY 3-7:30PM Community Service CHOIR Sing With Us! Service Will Be Sunday, July 1 11am Steeleville City Park Practices Will Be Wednesday, June 20 & Wednesday, June 27, 7pm Peace Lutheran Church In Steeleville For More Info Call Cindy Mark Voss (618) Lic. # RAFFLE Win Any Of 3 Cash Prizes! Polka Mass On OUTDOOR FOOD STAND Saturday At 4pm Burgers/Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream, Lemonade, Soda, Beer Tent & More 515 LOCUST ST. RED BUD Tim Voss (618) Lic. # ~ Every Wednesday ~ Estimated Jackpot For June 20 $ 111,200 Last Ticket Sold At 7:15pm Drawing 7:30pm Additional Drawings 6:30pm - 8:30pm Win Over $ 475 In Cash Prizes Gun Raffle & Queen Of Hearts Chances Kitchen Open Burgers, Grilled Chicken 5pm-8pm Sandwiches, Salads & Wings Every Thursday All Day $ 1 50 Beer & Margaritas Lunch Special Wed., June 20 11am -1pm Beef & Noodles Kaskaskia VFW Post Ways To Win! 939 State St Chester Every tuesday Starts At 6:30pm Tues., June 19 Raffle IL Bingo Lic. B02445 Friday June 15 Fish Fry 4pm - 7pm Video Poker And Slots Play Here! Thursdays 5pm-8pm Taco Night 99 Tacos 75 Wings $ 3, HOURS -- Open At 10am Mon.-Thurs. Open At Noon Fri., Sat. & Sun. COUNTY JOURNAL PERCY Okawville Auction Saturday, June 30 11am 110 South Sparta Street Okawville, IL Highlights: A Nice 3-Bedroom, 1-1/2 Story Home On A 54 X102 Corner Lot, Adjacent 32 X40 Building To Be Sold After Home. View: Sunday, June PM More At: Owners: Katherine Pohlman, Shiloh, IL Illinois Auction Lic. # Queen Of Hearts Last Tickets Sold At 7pm Progressive Jackpot Scott & Susan Schram Real Estate & Personal Property Sunday, June 17 9:30am 8133 Oakdale Road Ellis Grove REAL ESTATE (To be offered at noon): This is a beautiful brick 3-bedroom home on 7.19 acres, mostly wooded. Great for hunting. The home has a kitchen w/ bar, dining room, living room w/fireplace and updated bathroom. Full basement has family room w/wood burner, office, bathroom, and utility area with washer and dryer hookup. The home also has a deck and patio area. Also on property is a carport and a pole barn w/overhead and walk-in doors with concrete floor. Legal Description: A & A. Old Description: Part of Sec. 14 T5-6S-R7W. Terms: 10% down day of auction. Remainder due at closing, approx. 30 days. Taxes prorated to date of closing. Any announcements day of auction take precedence over all prior promoted material. Attorney for Seller: Mr. Jeff Kerkhover, Chester, IL, SIDE-BY-SIDE, MOWER (Sell after real estate): 2014 Polaris Ranger XP 900 H.0 Cab & Doors; Husqvarna YTH 24K48 Hydro Lawn Tractor w/cyclone Rake & Attachments COLLECTIBLES & HOUSEHOLD: Echo Gong Oak Grandfather Clock, 3-Gal. IL White Hall Crock Butter Churn, Wagon Wheel Hub Flower Pot, Shoe Last, Umbrella Holder, Hutch, Set Of 3 Barstools, Set Of 4 Maple End Tables, Maple Drop Leaf Living Room Table, Maple Vanity, Glider w/footstool, Recliner, Sofa Sleeper, Swivel Rocker, 3 Bookcases, Red Child s Chair, Small Table, Black Glass TV Stand, Floor Lamps, Patio Furniture, 8x11 Area Rug w/pad, Hurricane Table Lamp, Coat Tree, Chest Of Drawers, TV Trays, Bumper Pool/Card Table w/ Sticks & Wall Mount (Table Cover), Samsung TV, Space Heater, Folding Chairs, Folding Table, 3-Drawer Plastic Cabinet, Countertop Oven, 7 Pre-Lit Tree, Floor Fan, Log Stacker w/tools, Chamber Pot TOOLS: Chop Saw w/blades, Dremel w/accessories, Router, Soldering Gun, Stihl Weed Eater, Yard Roller, Lawn Dethatcher, Sprayer, Tree Trimmer, Bow Saw, Snap-On Tools, Paint Mixer, Chains, Saw Horses, Floor Jacks, Car Ramps, Sump Pump, Electric Pump Motor, C Clamps, Bar Clamps, Small Plastic Totes & Contents, Halogen Light, Nail Box & Contents, 2 Spools Electric Wiring, Plastic Stool, Plastic Stool w/rollers, Creeper, Log Roller, Garden Tools, Push Brooms, Sledge Hammer, RTIC Cooler, Garden Hoses, Horseshoe Set Auctioneer s Note: This will be a very clean home and personal property auction. Hope to see you there, Col. Dale Owner: SCOTT & SUSAN SCHRAM 8133 Oakdale Rd. Ellis Grove, IL Burmester Auction Service Auction Conducted By MARK KRAUSZ AUCTION SERVICE New Baden, Illinois (618) $ 1.00/Ticket $ 449,150 Drawing Thursday, JUNE 14 8pm - 50/50 Drawings - No Outside Beverages Brought In! serving hamburgers & chips 5:30-8:00pm Must have wristband to enter large hall. Large hall limited to 400 occupants. Must be 21 or older to enter Legion. Live Video Poker & Slots American Legion B.B.K. Post S. Chester Steeleville Website: Red Bud (618) License # Auctioneers: Col. Dale A. Burmester Col. Kent Miller Col. David York

21 County Journal june 14, Page 21 nd JUNE FA IR PERRYCOUNTY Perry County Fairgrounds PINCKNEYVILLE, ILLINOIS PERRY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Welcome, Concession stands Open during events Fair Gospel night Visitors! 1 9 Providing Southern Hospitality To Our Guests For 33 Years Demo Derby Saturday, June 23 Easter S a t J u n e 1 p m Featuring Jeff & Sheri 7:00pm county queen pageant p m o nj u n e 1 8 L odge of the Oxbow Bed & F our P aws r i J u n e 2 2 : 3 0 p m Ihfspa & ITPA Tractor pulls F Highway 13 & 127 South Of Pinckneyville Dog & Cat Boarding State Licensed Facility Air Conditioned/Heated Pet Supplies Dog & Cat Food Personalized Grooming 2942 Fairground Rd. Pinckneyville p m a t J u n e 2 3 Demolition derby S Gospel Music 12:30 a t J u n e 2 p mregistration Corn Hole Tournament S Featuring The Easters 4-h Shows & Events Livestock Weigh-In Monday, June 18 Tractor Driving Livestock Show 8am General Show Perry County Farm Bureau Cornhole Tournament S u nj u n e 1 p m T u e s J u n e 1 p m we d J u n e 2 : 3 0 p m Livestock Show M o nj u n e 1 a m Livestock auction T u e p m Saturday, June 16 Consolidated 7:00pm Welcome To The City Of Pinckneyville 2:00pm Registration 12:30 HAULING Loos Excavating S.L. Pinckneyville To The 162nd Perry County Fair The Tradition Continues W. Ozburn Pinckneyville Perry County Fair! For further information, go to: Saturday, June 23 Grain & Barge See Greg Thompson For event information call Greg hasmayer been serving Pinckneyville & Farms The Surrounding Areas Since 1991 Robert Spencer, Mayor Commissioners William Stotlar, Sam Peradotta, Kevin Hicks & David Stone Have Fun & Enjoy a Safe Time at the Perry County Fair! June 16 - june 23 Carbondale IHFSPA & ITPA Tractor Pulls Friday, June 22 6:30pm 409 S. Main St., Pinckneyville Knight Hawk Coal, LLC Perry County JUNE Perry County Fairgrounds PINCKNEYVILLE, IL PERRY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY CONCESSION STANDS OPEN DURING EVENTS GOSPEL NIGHT FEATURING Saturday, June 16 7pm GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG COUNTY QUEEN PAGEANT Monday, June 18 7pm IHFSPA & ITPA TRACTOR PULLS Friday, June 22 6:30pm DEMOLITION DERBY Saturday, June 23 7pm CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION Saturday, June 22 2pm AT 12:30PM 4-H SHOWS & EVENTS Livestock Weigh In- Sun., June 17 6pm Tractor Driving- Tues., June 19 1pm General Show- Wed., June 20 5:30pm Livestock Show- Mon., June 18 8am Livestock Auction- Tues., June 19 6pm For Further Information, Go To: For Event Information Call The American Thresherman Association, Inc State Rte. 154 Pinckneyville (618) th Annual Steam, Gas & Threshing Show AUGUST Wednesday Night Through Sunday Perry County Fairgrounds State Hwy. 154, 127 & 13 ~ Pinckneyville Featuring Massey Collectors Of Illinois, The GrahamBradley & SearsSold Farm Tractors Clubs & The Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America Blacksmithing ~ Steam Engines Wheat Threshing ~ Veneer Mill Saw Mill ~ Dynamometer Gas Tractors & Engines Baker Fans ~ Tractor Activities Plowing W/Steam Engines, Tractors & Horses Vintage Lawn/Garden Tractors Gas Engine Hill Featuring International Built Engines Large Flea Market Steam Train Rides American & Southern Illinois Railroad Pedal Tractor Pull Saturday, Aug am antique tractor pulls Sunday, Aug am GRounds Admission $7 Children Under 12 Free ITPA PULLS il hot farm stock pulls Thursday, Aug. 16 Friday, Aug. 17 Saturday, Aug. 18 7PM 50/50 Drawing Nightly 3 BIG NIGHTS OF itpa pulls Fall Show Dates October Additional Charge For Evening Shows Children 6 & Under Are Free Antique Auto Show & Swap Meet Sunday, Aug. 19 Sponsored By The Egyptian Antique Featured Car: International Trucks Auto Club A Good Clean Interesting Show The Whole Family Will Enjoy

22 PAGE 22 COUNTY JOURNAL JUNE 14, 2018 classifieds Phone: Fax: Deadline: Tuesday At 2pm FOR RENT FOR RENT IN SPARTA: 2 & 3-bedroom mobile homes in park. Also mobile home lots in park. Private mobile home lots for sale. Call Ronnie Johnson x-xB FOR RENT: 1 & 2-bedroom apartments in Sparta. Water & trash provided. No pets. Background check, references & security deposit required. Broker owned. $425/mo. and $550/mo x-x FOR RENT: Newly remodeled, 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments in Steeleville and Trico area. Call or visit www. southernillinoishome x-x HOUSE FOR RENT IN RED BUD: 3 bed,1 bath, all appliances. No pets FOR RENT: Chester, 2-bedroom duplex, 1-car garage, private subdivision, all new updates, pets considered, $650 per month, includes trash, $700 deposit, Call or text Laurie York, x-x For Rent In STEELEVILLE Now taking applications for 62 years or older, disabled or handicapped regardless of age, for one-bedroom apartments. Free water, sewer and trash pickup. Off-street parking. On-site laundry facilities. Appliances furnished. For additional information, contact Jennifer Ross at (618) This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. FOR RENT: In Percy, 604 W. Chestnut. 2-bedroom mobile home. Gas heat, central air, appliances included, completely remodelled. Smoke free. No pets. Deposit, background check & references required. $450/mo. Call x-x FOR RENT: Nice 2-bed mobile home. Steeleville Mobile Home Park. $360/ mo. No pets x-x FOR RENT: 2-bedroom mobile home in Coulterville on private lot. $450/mo. $450 deposit, water & trash included. No pets. Nonsmokers, no more than 2 occupants HOUSE FOR RENT: 3-bed, 2-bath home in country. Steeleville school district. No pets. References required. $900/mo. Broker owned, x-x FOR RENT: 210 E. Church St. 2-bed house. Call Kenny FOR RENT: Mobile home, 4 miles east of Sparta. City water. No pets For Rent In CHESTER Now taking applications for 62 years or older, disabled or handicapped regardless of age, for one-bedroom apartments. Free water, sewer and trash pickup. Off-street parking. On-site laundry facilities. Appliances furnished. For additional information, contact Jennifer Ross at (618) This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. APARTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR RENT In PERRY COUNTY FOR MORE INFO CALL Perry County Housing Authority (618) FOR RENT For Comfort And Ease Of Living, See The Sparta Pyramid Manor Apartments! 1-Bedroom Energy- Efficient Apartments Available! Affordable Rent Central Heat & Air Water, Sewer, Trash Pickup Provided 24-Hour Maintenance Now Renting! For More Information Call Rob At Western Egyptian, SERVICES REAL ESTATE YARD SALE YARD SALE: 210 S. Vine, Sparta. Saturday, June 16, 9am-2pm. Pair-A- Dice Trading Co. DVDs, CDs, clothes, purses, shoes, housewares, baby items, rods & reels, tools, jewelry, furniture & much more. PERCY YARD SALE: 5512 Percy Rd. is the spot, come early its gonna be hot. Friday & Saturday are the days, that s the 15th & 16th by the way. There s junk in the yard, vintage galore! We need it sold, so we can buy more. Bottles, ladders, dishes & books, old iron cribs, ball gloves & stuff, come on over & have a look! HUGE YARD SALE: Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23, 7:30am-? 609 VanZant St., Chester. Name brand clothing, girls newborn- 4T, women s XL-XXL, also men s clothing, shoes, all priced cheap. Name brand purses, Coach & Kate Spade. Lots of toys, DVDs, tools, treadmill, exercise bike, strollers, bikes, battery operated scooters, furniture, Oak curio and much more LARGE YARD SALE: 307 E. Pine St., Percy. Friday & Saturday, 7am-2pm. Lots of baby clothes, baby gear, household items, adult clothes (many plus size women s clothes), golf clubs and more. Great prices from smoke-free home! HUGE YARD SALE: Friday & Saturday, 505 E. Church St., Sparta. Furniture, camping stuff & lots of misc. 5 FAMILY YARD SALE: Saturday, June 16, 8am-? Shiloh Hill Community Park, rain or shine. Boy s, men s XL clothes, junior girl s - XL clothes, household items, entrainment center, kitchen items, some Pampered Chef. A little bit of everything. YARD SALE: 1 mile south of Willisville on Rte. 4. Adult clothing, boy s clothes 12 mo. - 2T, lots of toys, toddler bed, rear tine tiller, weed eater, meat grinder, stereo speakers, lots more. Rain or shine, everything must go. June 15, 3pm-7pm & June 16, 7am-1pm. BIG MOVING YARD SALE: 609 S. 8th St., Coulterville. Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16, 7am. Furniture, household items, clothes & garden decorations. RUMMAGE SALE: Biddleborn Trinity Church, Saturday, June 23, 8am-2pm Biddleborn Rd., Marissa. Multi-family sale with lunch stand GARAGE SALE: June 14, 5pm-7pm & June 15, 8am-? Men s and women s clothing, crafts, 2 flat screen TVs, 6x8 braided rug, designer purses, porch swing and lots more. 715 N. Washington St., Sparta. Marsha Schwartz. FOR LEASE FOR LEASE: Downtown Baldwin, well-established business for 30 years. All new equipment, new roof, complete operation, If serious call Jean LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS OF THE VILLAGE OF EVANSVILLE Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Evansville, Illinois, on Tuesday, the 19th day of June 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Village Hall of the Village of Evansville, Illinois, 403 Spring Street, at which time and place the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold the final general discussion of the Zoning Code. The Zoning Board will be joined by Frank Heilgenstein of Illinois Codification Services to assist with the hearing. All persons desiring to appear and be heard regarding the zoning code may appear at the hearing and be heard thereon either in person or by duly authorized agent or attorney. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS THE VILLAGE OF EVANSVILLE, ILLINOIS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR VILLAGE OF STEELEVILLE RANDOLPH COUNTY, ILLINOIS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held on the proposed Appropriation Ordinance for the Village of Steeleville, Randolph County, Illinois, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018, immediately preceding the regular Village Board meeting at Village Hall, 107 W. Broadway, Steeleville, Illinois. All interested parties may appear at said public hearing and shall have the right to present oral and written comments on the proposed Appropriation Ordinance as permitted and required by law. Notice is further given that the proposed Appropriation Ordinance is on file and available for public inspection during the regular business hours at the office of the Village Clerk, Steeleville Village Hall, 107 W. Broadway, Steeleville, Illinois..Published by order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Steeleville this 4th day of June, June 2018, and published by authority of the Board of Appeals. BOARD OF APPEALS OF THE VILLAGE OF STEELEVILLE, ILLINOIS By: Zoning Board of Appeals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT RANDOLPH COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE THE ADOPTION OF: Jaxon P. Hoffman, a male child NO. 18-AD-6 ADOPTION NOTICE TO UNKNOWN FATHER AND ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: TAKE NOTICE that a petition for adoption was filed in the Circuit Court of Randolph County, Illinois, on May 21, 2018 for the adoption of a male child named Jaxon P. Hoffman. Now, therefore, unless you, unknown father and all whom it may concern, file your answer to the petition for adoption or otherwise file your appearance therein, in the said Circuit Court of Randolph County, Illinois, courthouse, One Taylor Street, Chester, Illinois, on or before the 22nd day of June 2018, a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and Judgment of adoption entered in accorandance with the prayer of said petition. Dated: May 21, 2018 Randolph County Circuit Clerk Law office of Beth M. Heaton 815 S. St. Louis Street PO Box 295 Sparta, IL Phone: HELP WANTED FARM HELP ON GRAIN & BEE FARM: Tractor experience preferred , Venedy area. HELP WANTED: Fulltime fiscal assistant, 40 hours per week. Applicant must have high school diploma with one year college level accounting courses or three years of experience in accounting. Responsible for assisting the fiscal officer with financial reporting, record keeping, bank reconciliations, and all auditable financial reporting. Must be bondable. Thorough working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word required. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, holidays, health insurances and 401k. Send resume to Western Egyptian EOC, PO Box 7, Steeleville, IL by Friday, June 29. Equal Opportunity Employer County Journal Your Local News Leader VACANCY NOTICE The Perandoe Educational Program is accepting applications for a special education teacher for the school year. Applicants must be eligible to teach in Illinois. Please send/ resumes/applications to: Mary Jo Renzaglia-Weir, Ph.D. Assistant Director/Principal Perandoe Educational Program PO Box 393, Tilden, IL POSITIONS AVAILABLE RN/LPN CNA Benefits Include: Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Merit Pay, Attendance Incentive and 401K For A Rewarding Career In Health Care, Join A First-Rate Team That Cares. 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Local Investor (618) southernillinois FOR SALE FOR SALE: Built-Mor Buildings. 24x40, $8,835; 30x50, $12,873; 40x60, $19,472; 50x70, $28,806 Erected, choice of colors or or go to builtmorbuildings. com x-x 06 F150 SUPER CREW CAB 4X4: White, extra clean inside and out, 5.4 V8, trailer tow, bed cover, front suspension replaced, A/C cold w/new compressor/ev core, drives like new, $8, COMMERCIAL FOR RENT: Shared office space. Prime downtown location in Sparta. First month rent is free & $500 a month includes internet & utilities. For details call Candi. Reppert s Office Supply, x-xB Rebecca Kiehna Village Clerk State of Illinois County of Randolph Village of Steeleville NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF APPEALS OF THE VILLAGE OF STEELEVILLE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Appeals of the Village of Steeleville, Illinois, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018, in the Board Room of the Village Hall at 107 W. Broadway, Steeleville, Illinois, at which time and place the Board will consider a Request for a Special Use Permit in the Village of Steeleville Zoning Code. The request is for 404 South Sparta Street and is for a plant and vegetable stand business in an SR-3 District. The Request is on file with the Board of Appeals in the Office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Steeleville and is available for public inspection. All persons in attendance at the hearing shall have an opportunity to be heard. Any person who also wishes to appear as an interested party with the right to cross-examine others at the hearing must complete and file an appearance form with the Village Clerk at the Village Hall no later than three (3) business days before the date of the hearing. Appearance forms are available from the Village Clerk during regular business hours. 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23 JK Thompson Co. Innovation & Quality New Homes And Custom Construction Septic System Installation Ken Justin Visit Us On Facebook/jkthompsonco County Journal june 14, 2018 Page 23 real estate Randolph and Perry county real estate FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY Pat Laramore County Clerk & Recorder WARRANTY DEEDS Shawn E. Straight & Regina L. Straight to Deven B. Davis & Taylor B. Straight Lt 38 Properties For Sale For All Your Real Estate Needs...Buying Or Selling. David Gutjahr, Managing Broker Birchler Country S/D Consideration 65,000 VLC Investment Partners, Richard C. Cooper, Rebecca A. Cooper & Lucas H. Liefer to Craig S. Mitchell & Stacey A. Mitchell Lt 4 Stratton S/D Consideration $18,000 COULTERVILLE, 109 W Pine St. ~ 2-br, 2-bath home, full basement, deck, concrete patio, 2-car detached garage, on corner lot. $72,500 PRICE REDUCED!! COULTERVILLE, 104 Kentucky St. ~ 4-br, 2-bath home, full basement, 2-car attached garage on corner lot, $79,900 OAKDALE, 9735 Branch Rd. ~ Secluded 6-br home on 2 acres, 3 full baths, walk-out, pole barn, livestock shed and outbuildings. $185,000 PRICE REDUCED!! SPARTA-COMMERCIAL, 310 S Vine St. ~ 19,000+ Sq. ft. commercial building with store front, storage lockers, big item storage, office space, loading docks, 800 amp service. $125,000 OAKDALE, Adams Rd. ~ acre wooded parcel, great hunting, recreational, or home site, $42,000 New Property Listings Are Being Accepted! See Listings On, And Gutjahr Realty, LLC 2347 Roosevelt Road, Coulterville, IL (618) (618) Oak Terrace Drive, Chester $399,000 5 Beds, 4 Full Baths, 1 Partial Bath Huge Great Room On 1 Acre With Views Of The Mississippi 1042 William St., Chester...$87,900 UNDER CONTRACT 1505 Business Hwy. 13, Murphysboro...$275,000 #6 Pines Rd., Goreville...$11, Maple St., Evansville...$60, County Rd. 5, Chester...$104, Buttermilk Rd., Ava...$699, Paradise Rd., Chester...$83,000 UNDER CONTRACT 1441 Opdyke, Chester...$120, Dogwood Rd., Carbondale...$229, Oak Terrace, Chester...$169, Swanwick, Chester...$79,900 SHAWNEE TRAILS REALTY Robin Bert, Broker-Agent Golden Key Realty View Our Listings At Or Marie Ann Kenney, Bryan Scott Diercks & Kevin Wayne Diercks to Michelle L. Young & Darren M. Dobyns Lts 4 & 5 Jaspsteele S/D Consideration $75,000 Jeremy F. Johnson to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Lt 16 Blk 30 Swanwick S/D Consideration $60,000 Donna M. Hemmer & Elmer F. Hemmer to William A. Theobald &Dawn R. Theobald Lt 21 Kaskaskia S/D; Sec Susan R. Webster, Dwight A. Brockmeyer, Teresa A. Shannon & The Teresa A. Shannon Revocable Trust to Dylan G. Clinton Lt 5 Blk 6 Crescent S/D The Secretary of Housing And Urban Development to Ryne Fithian SW NE Sec Mac s Convenience Stores to Illinois Department of Transportation Le 3 Blk 16 Coulters 3rd S/D David Reinhold & Patricia Reinhold to Ann C. Kofron & Karla A. Elms Lt 42 Village of Prairie du Rocher Dawn L. Kiefer & Jacob F. Kiefer to Anthony A. Schenk & Sarah E. Schenk SE Sec Suann Toenjes to Julie C. Fleming Lt 17 Coaire S/D Charles G. Cowell, Rebecca S. Cowell, Cowell Living Trust & Kevin Cowell to Roger X. Melliere & Christina M. Melliere Hal Wilson & Linda Wilson to Helen M. Irwin Lt 6 Blk 1 Dashner S/D NEW Dave SATURDAY, NOON-2PM SPARTA 317 West 3rd St.- Completey Renovated 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Huge Deck, Historic Bricktown... $ 169, W. Main St. Converted To 2 Unit Rental... $ 67, E. 2nd St. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Appliances Included... $ 88, S. Wilson St. 2 Bed, New Kitchen Cabinets, Big Lot W/Garage... $ 39, Janet Ave. 2 Bed, 2 Bath, New Installations In The Home... $ 89, North Maple St. 2 Bed, 2 Bath, Updated Kitchen, Baths & Flooring... $ 64, S. Gordon St. 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car Detached Garage... $ 168,000 Includes 321 W. Belmont Property. Must be purchased together. Stump Grinder No Flying Debris Easy Cleanup TREE SERVICE Douglas G. Reiche & Alta Reiche to Vincent E. Davis Lt 69 North Town 5th S/D Suzanne Bievenue Lawrence to Jon W. Lawrence NE Sec Paul E. Young & Paul E. Young Trust to Richard C. Fernandez & Delores A. Fernandez Lt 9 Crossroad S/D Christopher CG Caraway & Sarah E. Caraway to Matthew Caraway SW SE Sec Consideration $60,000 QUITCLAIM DEEDS Helen M. Korando & Bernard M. Korando to Katharine June Helmers, Diann Mae Tindall, Gail Susan Ruch, Bernard Korando, Donald Ray Korando & Mary Jo Hohman Sec Jo Ann Martin to Robert E. Martin Lt 39 Birchler S/D; SE Sec Donald S. Ellner, Mary Jean Ellner, Diane L. Walker & Luke Walker to Diane L. Walker, Luke Walker & Monica Walker Lt 56 Prairie du Rocher Commons Donald S. Ellner & Mary Jean Ellner to Diane L. Walker & Dennis J. Walker Lts 57, 58, 62, 63, 64, 79, 80 & 81 Prairie du Rocher Commons Frees Bros. LLC to Randy Frees & Larry Frees Larry Frees to Randy Frees Darrel W. Eggemeyer & Margaret A. Eggemeyer to Jessica L. Schuwerk & Aaron L. Eggemeyer NW SW Sharon Blackwell Broker/Realtor Each office is independently owned and operated View Virtual Tours At SERVING THE TRI-COUNTY AREA Since 1989 & Still Growing!!! Sec Michael P. McDonald & Deanna L. McDonald to First National Bank of Steeleville Lts 1 & 2 Blk 6 Chassell 2nd S/D David B. Phelps to Delbert L. Draves SW NE Sec David L. Draves to David B. Phelps SW NE Sec Jeremy S. Chamness to Suzan Chamness NW SW Sec FOR PERRY COUNTY Josh Gross County Clerk & Recorder WARRANTY DEEDS Diane L. Giacomo & Paul Dennis Giacomo to Kathleen Daylnn Brammeier & Marian William Brammeier Pt NE NE Sec Consideration $172,000 Alisa Dearmond, Alisa Morgan & Delshay W. Morgan to James R. Gossett & Joella Kay Gossett Lt 15 Dream Acres Addn Consideration $215,000 Mary Alice Ridgeway to LaDonna S. Shuemaker SE NE Sec Consideration $9,000 Staci Beck, Steven Heine, James H. Rice, deceased, Leonard Dale Rice & Sandra Gayle Swayne to Jenna M. Toler Lt 1 Blk 1 JR Spilmans Addn Consideration $69,000 Gretchen Deaton & Trent Alan Deaton to Abbey Parnell & Jacob Parnell Pt NE SE Sec Consideration $185,000 Gina R. Lawless & William L. Lawless to Timothy W. Gale Pt NEW ATHENS 1113 South Mill St. South- NEW LISTING 2/3 Bed, 2 Bath, New Roof, 1 Year Warranty... $ 62,500 EVANSVILLE 900 Liberty St. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Close To Schools... $ 36,900 LEBANON 516 West Dee 5 Bed, 2 Bath, Near The High School... $ 45,000 LOTS/LAND 2804 Scenic Lake Dr., New Athens Lakefront... $ 32, E. Broadway, Sparta - Commercial Lot... $ 16,000 Trailer Court, 321 W. Belmont St. W., Sparta... $ 168,000 Includes 510 S. Gordon Property. Must be purchased together. Price shown is for both properties NW NW; Pt SW NW Sec Consideration $260,000 Anthony Beninati, deceased & Judy A. Beninati to Taylor L. Beninati Pt NW SE Sec Consideration $37,000 Charles G. Obertini Jr. to Brett A. Obertini, Charles G. Obertini III & Michael W. Obertini Sr. Pt SE Sec Jack L. Turpin to Amber W. Hagene & Clinton D. Rezba Pt Lts 8 & 9 Blk 2 Timpners Addn Consideration $27,000 Joan F. Dibenetto & John F. Bibeneto to David O. Karraker & Linda S. Karraker Lt 90 Du Quoin Lake Addn Consideration $59,900 Pamela S. Clark, Patricia K. Epplin, Bradley J. McCrary & Ronald L. McCrary to Melissa R. Bowen & Jerry G. Leonard Jr. Pt SE SE Sec Consideration $110,000 Robin A. Place & Robin A. Thayer to Teddy Cunningham Lt 3 & Pt Lt 4 EB Rushings Addn Consideration $7,500 Jerry L. Coleman & Rachel J. Coleman to Sara N. Malanowski & Ryan R. Uhe Pt SE NE Sec ; Pt Lt 5 & Lt 6 East Lake Addn Consideration $140,000 QUITCLAIM DEEDS Darwin L. Jausel to Chawn R. Jausel SE SE SW Sec Ashley Mitchell to Brandon Mitchell Pt SW SW Sec Norma R. Dunn to Cynthia A. Trail & Larry W. Trail Lt 126 HB Jones Addn DEEDS Alice J. Shaw Estate & Fred Sam Shaw Independent Administrator to Robert M. Weinhoffer & Joyce V. Weinhoffer SE NW Sec 5 6-4; Lt 5 Blk 5 WJ Ervins 2nd Addn Consideration $15,000 Ascent Financial LLC, Circuit Court Judge James W. Campanella, Lisa Lee Commean, US Bk National Association ND & US Bk Natl Association to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Pt NE NW Sec Jeffrey Kent Phillips and Billie Rae Phillips Revocable Trust, Billie Rae Phillips Co Trustee Jeffrey Kent Phillips and Billie Rae Phillips Revocable Trust and Jeffrey Kent Phillips Co Trustee to Livisa LLC an Illinois Limited Liability Company Pt SW SE Sec ; Lt 5 Blk 19 Keyes Metcalfs 1st Addn; Pt Lt 5 Coles Addn NO Call One Of Our Agents For Personal Service! 212 N. Market Sparta Swanwick Chester Perry County Florence Kane Broker Manager Dorcas Gruber Broker Manager Bruce Luthy, Sr Donald Otten Jane Pillers Bonnie Ripperda Kim Wesbecher Joyce Hagene Dierkes John Lane Each Office Independently Owned & Operated Equal Housing opportunity TRESPASSING Trespassers Subject To Arrest Knight Hawk Coal, LLC (618)

24 Page 24 County Journal june 14, 2018 Chamber prepares for Grand By Jeff Blair With the Grand American almost two months away, the Sparta Chamber of Commerce is working hard to make sure it is ready for the event. Chamber members spent a good portion of the June 6 meeting discussing plans for the chamber table that will be set up during the AIM and Grand American shoots at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex. Charlie Bluff said commemorative medallions for both the 2017 and 2018 Grand have arrived. Some issues arose last year that prevented the chamber from having the medallions available at the Grand. Bluff said the 165 people who have been purchasing specif ic numbered medallions over the years will be getting those soon. He also noted that both 2017 and 2018 bronze and unnumbered silver medallions are available for purchase. Numbered silver medallions are $60 each, unnumbered $55 and bronze $10. The medallions will also be avail- able for purchase at the chamber table at the AIM and Grand shoots. Bluff said he has had several inquiries about purchasing a full set of medallions from 2006 to the present. He said will talk to the company that mints the medallions to find out whether or not that is possible. Secretary Anna Stine r e m i nd e d c h a mb e r members that they can drop off flyers, information cards or promotional items to be included in the welcome bags that will be distributed at the c h a mb e r t a b l e. Fo r more information call the chamber office at Bluff said he is looking for ideas on activities for the spouses of the shooters so they have something to do during the day. We already have a casino trip planned, Bluff said, but we need more activity ideas. Holiday Inn general manager Kevin Blosser suggested that the chamber set up social media sites to help market events in the Sparta area. That will be looked into further by the chamber directors. Blosser also noted that the hotel provides welcome bags to guests, and he invited chamber businesses to get their flyers and promotional items to him to include in those bags. T h e m e e t i n g wa s held at the newly refurbished Holiday Inn. Ch a mbe r m e mbe r s were given a look at the improvements, and there was a ribboncutting ceremony. A brief report was given on the chamber s successful annual dinner in May. There were 80 people who attended. Regina Brown Heller was named citizen of the year. The presentation was held earlier due to a conflict, so it was not part of the dinner this year. It was noted that the Sparta airport will host its Flight Fest September 15. T h e H aye r S e n i o r Center will host its Amazing Blazing Barbecue July 28. Th e n ex t c h a mbe r meeting is July 11 due to the July 4 holiday. The meeting will be at Broadway Grill. Front row from left are Molly Surman, Holiday Inn general manager Kevin Blosser, Linda Florreich, Stacie Hicks and Dennis McIntyre. Back row: Caleb Wilson of the Sparta Airport, Amatueur Trapshooting Association AIM administrator Jamie Jeffers, ATA office manager Katie Long, ATA director Lynn Gipson, Ana Stine, Stephanie Bernadoni, Michael Hayes, Steve Falkenhein, Charlie Bluff, Debra Sutter and Terry Waldron. Kevin Blosser, general manager of Holiday Inn Express in Sparta, showcased the recent renovations of the hotel at the June 6 Sparta Chamber of Commerce meeting. Above, Blosser explained the improvements made to guest rooms. Lions Club officers Incoming officers for the Sparta Lions Club include, front from left, Jennifer Sanden, first vice president; John Lane, immediate past president; President Rich Goddard; and Stephanie Ward, second vice president. Back row: Secretary Ruben Owen; Lion Tamer Jerry Wagner; Perry Brooks, Susan White and Ron Woodworth, directors; Treasurer Nola Stear; and Tail Twister Mike Springston. Not pictured are Julie Joiner, third vice president; and Steve Joiner, director. OK BOO N W & E! SAV Maybell scholarship winners Sparta Lions Club President John Lane presents $500 Tom Maybell Sparta Lions Club Scholarships to 2018 Sparta High School graduates Isabella Jones, Carly Carril and Jonathan Williams. PRESENT THIS AD AND RECEIVE AN 8% DISCOUNT ON ANY ROOF BOOKED IN MAY OR JUNE Never Replace Your Roof Again With A Metal Roof From DS Roofing Install over existing roof Give your home an upscale look Extreme hail and wind resistance Save cash with energy efficiency So many reasons. Cedar Shake or Slate Metal Shingles Or Standing Seam Wide Selection Of Standard Colors Solutions For: METAL RUBBER FOAM FREE ROOF EPDM PLY BUILT-UP TPO PVC MOD BIT EVALUATION AND NO OBLIGATION Our Warranty Includes: Up To 18-Year Leak-Free, Non Pro-Rated ESTIMATE & Is Easily Renewable! Our mission is to help you get the roof you want at a price you like! Financing Available