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Mark burge

 

Ned burge’s wife and dan long’s wife are sisters

 

Both are related to coffey

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Monday, March 29, 2004

B. Pauline Hamm

SPRINGFIELD - B. Pauline Hamm, 72, of Springfield died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at her residence.

She was born June 1, 1931, in Ashland, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Lou White Tinsley. She married Jay Hamm in 1959. A son,

Kevin Ray "Butch" Coffey, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hamm was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Ashland.

Survivors: husband, Jay "Bernie" Hamm; five daughters, Karen (husband, Mike) Buck of Ashland,

 

Kathy M. (husband, Dan) Long,

 

Debra D. Hamm (fiance, Brian Short) and Jaylene K. (husband, Shawn) Thicksten, all of Springfield, and

 

Denise M. (husband,

 

 

Ned) Burge

 

 of Chatham; a son,

 

Kenneth W. Coffey of Virginia

 

; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alma (husband, Robert) Behl of Meredosia, Judy (husband, Frank) Holland of Wills Point, Texas, and Linda (husband, Joe) Sanders of Jacksonville; a brother, Sam (wife, Patsy) Tinsley of Ashland; several aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, March 3, 2001



Kevin Coffey

QUINCY - Kevin "Butch" Coffey, 47, of Quincy died Wednesday Feb. 28, 2001.

He was born Feb. 10, 1954, in Springfield, the son of Haden and Pauline Tinsley Coffey. He married Dena Smith in 1998 in Quincy.

Mr. Coffey was a machine operator for Heck Novelty in Quincy. He served in the U.S. Navy for nine years and then served five years in the Naval Reserve.

Survivors: wife, Dena; three children, Hayley Lynn Coffey, Tami (husband, Jerry) Villa and Joshua Coffey; three stepchildren, Natasha and Bianca Brown and Dakota Jacks; a granddaughter; father, Haden (wife, Joan) Coffey of Virginia; mother, Pauline (husband, Jay Bernie) Hamm of Springfield; seven sisters, Karen (husband, Mike) Buck of Philadelphia; Kathy (husband, Dan) Long, Debbie Hamm and Jaylene (husband, Shawn) Thicksten, all of Springfield, Denise (husband, Ned) Burge of Chatham, Kay Grebe of Santa Ana, Calif., and Tina Coffey of Virginia; two brothers, Ken (wife, Mary) Coffey and Hoss (wife, Tanna) Coffey, both of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burge – funk  

 

 

 

 

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UFCW –

 

See also “eckperrinufcw” site

 

And “bommarito” site – ufcw –

 

Funk= spfld CLC – hade etc – Cellini

 

And see “burge” site – poe, sherrock

 

 

TITLE: FOR THE RECORD

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, January 9, 1992



Out of town Robin Sager and Mark Burge, Carlinville, a daughter Jan. 5. Grandparents are

 

Mr. and Mrs.

Ned Burge of Chatham

 

and Ernest Sager and Vicky Gentry, both of Springfield. Great-grandparents are Doris Sager and

 

Mettie Funk,

 

both of Springfield. Great-great-grandparents are Kathleen Phillips of Springfield and Florence Zellers of Athens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan long

 

 

 

Dan long – kevin coffey

 

Xa – wiegand – coffey

 

Saputo coffey –

 

Moore coffey

 

Ned burge – mark burge – cannabis

 

Burge – poe – sherrock – polistina – clatfelter - timm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brashear

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, December 24, 2003



Norma J. Long

SPRINGFIELD - Norma Jean Long, 76, of Springfield died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at St. John's Hospice.

She was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Springfield, the daughter of Edward C. and Addie B. Brashear Long.

She graduated from Springfield High School and Springfield College in Illinois. She attended Illinois Wesleyan University.

She worked for the superintendent of public instruction, Hoffman Mortgage and retired as a loan officer from the Small Business Administration in 1995 after 20 years. She also worked for Long Elevator for 17 years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Springfield Ceramics and Crafts and Kings Daughters Nightingales.

Survivors: a sister, Joan Long of Springfield; a brother, Warren Long of St. Louis; eight nephews; six nieces; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 3, 1993



Long-Loper Camilla Marie Loper and David Allan Long, both of Petersburg, were married at 3 p.m. Sept. 4 at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jerene Houser.

The bride is the daughter of Mervin and Carol Loper of Jacksonville and the late Camilla Loper. The groom is the son of Harold and Grace Long of Springfield.

Serving as matron of honor was Mary Osborn. Bridesmaids were Kirby Bagley, Michele Whittenberg, Beth VanderDrift and Kim Kriener. Flower girl was Kristina Long.

Best man was Dan Long . Groomsmen were Randy Townsell, David Anthony Long, Stewart Conn and Iggnazio Randazzo. Ushers were Bob Grogan and Aaron Long.

Ringbearer was Jared Loper.

A reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Bridgeview Beach.

The bride is a graduate of Springfield High School and Sangamon State University. She is employed by Springfield Service Corporation. The groom is a graduate of Southeast High School and is employed as assistant manager at Green Oak Cafe.

They will live in Petersburg

 

 

 

Farm Progress traffic an equal opportunity aggravation

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, September 28, 2000

Section: EDITORIAL
Page: 7

Traffic was as bad as advertised for some people trying to get to the Farm Progress Show Wednesday in time to see former President GEORGE BUSH stump for his son, Texas Gov. GEORGE W. BUSH. And elected officials weren't immune from delays.

State Rep. GWENN KLINGLER, R-Springfield, left downtown Springfield at 9 a.m., along with legislative aide STACEY WHEELER; CONNIE HUMPHREY, who is on the Springfield Airport Authority; and DAN LONG . They got to where Andrew Road meets Interstate 55, north of Springfield, in 15 minutes, and turned onto Andrew Road.

"And that's when everything stopped," Klingler said. "And we waited and waited and waited."

They arrived at the Family Living Tent about noon. Bush finished his 10-minute speech to about 1,500 people at 11:48 a.m.

Sangamon County Clerk JOE AIELLO was a bit luckier. He left Springfield at 9:15, and made it to the site, north of Cantrall, in time to hear most of the speech.

"He's got a pretty quick wit," Aiello said of the former president.

"It was worth the trip, but now I've got to figure out how to get out of here."

One good thing: It wasn't too muddy on the grounds.

It's a small world

Bush met an apparently long-lost relative while touring the Varied Industries Tent, where booths were set up promoting commodities from chewing tobacco to roofing to crop insurance.

"My great-great grandmother and your great-great grandmother were the same person," said JERRY APPENZELLER, 63, of Mackinaw. "I've got a picture of her at home." He identified her as MERCER WALKER.

"Yeah, well, our uncle was named JOHN MERCER WALKER, one of my mother's brothers. Isn't that something?" the ex-president said. "What a small world. Cousin! Good to see you."

DEAN MELVIN, 68, of Blandinsville in McDonough County, asked Bush when he planned his next parachute jump. Bush made a jump on March 25, 1997, in Arizona - fulfilling a promise to himself to take a fun jump after bailing out of a Navy bomber over the Pacific in World War II.

His wife, BARBARA, said in '97 that he should never again do a jump, he recalled.

"I said, 'How about my 80th birthday? '" he responded. "She said OK." So he plans one in 2004.

It wasn't immediately clear if he was kidding.

Bush also said, when asked about his wife, that she "had a little surgery today," and he hopes she'll be all right.

A spokesman at former President Bush's office in Houston said later that, while he couldn't immediately provide specifics, "I do know that it was minor and everything worked out fine."

Likes government work

DAN LONG , by the way, is the executive director of the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission, the financial forecasting arm of the state legislature.

He's had the job since February and got the appointment from the four legislative leaders. He took the place of BILL HALL, who became director of the city of Springfield's office of budget and management.

Long, 47, of Springfield, is being paid $70,000 annually. He has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He was working with his family's elevator business, but also has been deputy chief of staff for House Republicans, assistant director of the Department of Central Management Services, and deputy director of the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs.

He also worked in the governor's office, and was an unsuccessful candidate for Ward 10 alderman in 1995.

"I really like government," he said.

 

 

 

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, March 24, 2000



Roger D. Draughan

SPRINGFIELD - Roger D. Draughan, 40, of Springfield died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 19, 1959, in Springfield, the son of Stanley E. and Florence M. Otken Draughan.

Mr. Draughan lived in Clearwater, Fla., from 1983-91.

Survivors: mother, Florence Draughan of Springfield; a sister, Kathy (husband, Dan) Long of Springfield; three brothers, Randy (wife, Carole) Draughan of Pensacola, Fla., Dale (wife, Connie) Draughan of Pleasant Plains and Stephan (wife, Bonnie) Draughan of Springfield; four nieces; and four nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Monday, July 27, 1998



Constance Lewey HILLSBORO -- Constance "Connie" Lewey, 44, of Hillsboro died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at St. John's North.

She was born Sept. 3, 1953, in Granite City, the daughter of Lloyd and Betty Sybert Bleisch.

Mrs. Lewey was a nurse's aide and had lived in the Hillsboro area for most of her life.

Survivors: three husbands, Dennis Thacker, Dan Long and William Lewey; a son, Rob (wife, Amanda) Thacker of Hillsboro; a daughter, Mrs. Jason (Laurie) Flowers of Hillsboro; three grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; mother and stepfather, Al and Betty Lienemann of Butler; three brothers, Dave Matlock of Butler, Jim Bleisch of Greenville and Ralph "Joe" Jennings of Hillsboro; and a sister, Mary "Mills" Wilson of Laughlin, Nev.

 

 

 

POWER STRUGGLE FEDS MIGHT STEP IN IF STATE DOESN'T COME UP WITH AN ELECTRIC DEREGULATION PLAN

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Monday, December 9, 1996

Author/Byline: BILL BUSH STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 1

If the Illinois General Assembly fails to come up with an electric deregulation plan this spring, the federal government may be working on one

for it.

And unlike state plans being studied, the federal plan could force all utilities -- including municipally owned power providers like Springfield's City Water, Light and Power -- to release their customers to shop for cheaper rates.

Such a "retail wheeling" requirement might create problems, such as municipalities losing their tax-exempt status, and forcing certain costs to be shifted from power rates to taxes, said Dan Long , of the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency.

"Basically, they're tax-exempt because they're not for profit, and they're an arm of government," said Long. "When the city starts to compete outside of its corporate boundaries, it starts to look less and less like a not-for-profit . . . to the IRS." The reason Illinois has recently seen a host of proposals flashed about calling to deregulate the state's electric industry -- some by utilities that seemingly have little to gain from such a move -- is a growing acceptance among utilities, regulatory officials and lawmakers that changes are inevitable in the way electricity is bought and sold in the United States.

It appears not a matter of if, just how fast, such changes will occur.

Legislation is pending in Congress that would force states to deregulate or the federal government will do it for them in 2000. Sponsored by Rep. Dan Schaefer, R-Colo., chairman of the House Commerce Committee's energy and power subcommittee, the law would allow states to determine when and to what extent the industry should be opened up so that costumers can start saving on their electric bills.

Municipal power suppliers such as CWLP would not be exempt from having to let their customers compete under the Schaefer bill, according to Tony Visneski, manager of the Energy Programs Division of the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Visneski, who was present at a committee meeting in Washington, D.C., in February when municipal suppliers and co-ops argued they should not be required to compete, said Schaefer's position was that all customers need options.

On the other hand, the proposals made by utilities and others in Illinois would allow the municipal suppliers to decide for themselves whether or not to compete, Long said. Municipal utilities could petition the ICC to allow retail wheeling, though most probably wouldn't have a reason to, he said.

"I hate to be black and white about that," Long said. "Sometime, somewhere, there may be a municipal customer who really can't get what he wants from the city, and the city may allow them to choose. But at least in the near future, we don't think our customers are as unhappy, or at least they haven't told us that they are."

CWLP is rare in that it generates its own power; most municipal providers buy it wholesale, according to Long. Their rates are basically derived from owning and operating the distribution system, and the cost of buying power. If the market on the investor-owned side becomes more competitive, municipal utilities will be forced to follow suit, Long said.

CWLP has among the lowest residential rates in the state, with average revenue per kilowatt hour of 5.3 cents -- about half what Commonwealth Edison customers in northern Illinois, according to figures provided by the IMEA. Therefore, CWLP would enter the wheeling market only if it wanted to sell power to outside entities, said Bill Murray, regulatory affairs manager for CWLP. While that would create revenue for the city utility, it also might cause confusion when trying to figure out the taxpayer subsidies that pay to light all of Springfield's street and traffic lights, according to Murray.

"Unless there was a real customer push for us to participate, I don't think we would," he said.

Also, investor-owned utilities would probably challenge CWLP's not-for-profit status as an unfair competitive advantage, Long said.

Municipal suppliers are hoping to avoid the issue altogether by not being required to compete.

"If Illinois can enact deregulation, it would probably be better . . . because many of the federal proposals are driven by high rates elsewhere in the country, such as on the East Coast," Long said.

In the end, though, that might mean the municipal utilities' customers are the only electric users in Illinois unable to choose a lower-cost supplier

 

 

 

 

 

SMITH'S BROTHER RAPS CURRAN'S POLICE PATROL PLAN

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, January 19, 1995

Edition: M1,M2
Section: EDITORIAL
Page: 5

Every politician knows it's good to get your picture taken with police officers, and state Sen. KAREN HASARA, R-Springfield, is no exception.

The city mayoral candidate had quite an array of present and former officials behind her this week as she announced her crime plan. Nice TV pictures resulted.

One person in the gathering wasn't notified in advance but heard about the news conference and showed up -- and was then invited to stand with the others. He is JOHN MARK SMITH, who retired as a commander from the Springfield Police Department in 1988, after 30 years on the force. He also happens to be the brother of Ward 8 Ald. IRV SMITH, chairman of the Sangamon County GOP. He and Hasara talked about police work after the news conference was over, though John Mark Smith said that, at age 60, he's not interested in returning to the department. However, he said he's 100 percent for Hasara. He called her someone who "takes counsel from everybody and then . . . makes up her own mind."

Former Cmdr. Smith now has a $49,000 job helping to operate heating and air conditioning systems at Department of Transportation headquarters, but lately has taken sick time and vacation because of arthroscopic surgery to his right shoulder.

Smith later criticized another mayoral candidate -- MIKE CURRAN -- for a plan to immediately place 18 more officers into street-patrol slots.

"You can't make (a) transition that quick and do it effectively," he said, because it will leave gaps that need to be filled.

Curran responded that many department members tell him he can make the change with no disruption. About half the officers he's talking about are involved in investigative work that should be done by detectives, Curran said.

"I think Irv Smith's brother might be a little biased," Curran said.

Others who appeared with Hasara included former Sangamon County Sheriff BILL DeMARCO; Secretary of State Police deputy director CHARLES PALAZZOLO, a former Springfield officer; Sangamon County Board Chairman LARRY BOMKE, whose job includes budgeting for the sheriff's and prosecutor's offices; Sheriff NEIL WILLIAMSON; State's Attorney PAT KELLEY; and LIMEY NARGELENAS, a former state police superintendent who now owns Limey's Variety Bar.

New job for Reid JACK REID, 41, of Springfield, who managed Democrat DAWN CLARK NETSCH's general election campaign for governor and worked earlier as director of intergovernmental affairs for then-Treasurer PAT QUINN, has entered the private sector.

Reid was back at the Statehouse rail recently, new to his job as director of governmental affairs for the Midwest region of the Laborers International Union of North America. Working out of a Springfield office and for regional manager ED SMITH, Reid's territory includes 93 Illinois counties outside the Chicago area, as well as Missouri and Kansas.

Long joins family firm DAN LONG , 41, a state worker for 17 years who was the $71,660 deputy chief of staff for LEE DANIELS,

 

will be entering the private sector Feb. 1. Long said he was invited to stay on staff now that Daniels is House speaker, but decided to take an opportunty to work with a family business, Long Elevator & Machine Co.

He said he'll be based in the company's Riverton plant, where passenger and freight elevators and escalators are made.

Long's uncle,

WARREN LONG,

is president of the firm.

Long is one of four candidates seeking the aldermanic seat in Springfield's Ward 10.

 Tough to pull off Ward 8 aldermanic candidate BARBARA MALANY had a strategy session recently and attracted seven Democratic committeemen to the gathering. Not so oddly, the Republican committeemen in her ward didn't respond to her invitation, even though it was sent in letters with "bipartisan" postage -- including stamps portraying Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.

It's just kinda tough to get the GOP party folks out when you're running against GOP Chairman Smith.

Color commentary Long before becoming president, RONALD REAGAN was a sportscaster. So it only makes sense that candidates for Springfield mayor will be doing color commentary for some basketball contests during the Springfield Class AA Boys City Tournament. Each candidate will join play-by-play commentator SAM MADONIA and State Journal-Register sports editor JIM RUPPERT in the broadcasts on Sports Radio 1450, WFMB-AM. As now scheduled, Hasara will be at the microphone in tonight's 6:30 game pitting Springfield High against Sacred Heart-Griffin. Friday's 6:30 game between SHG and Lanphier will include comments by MAURICE HORTON, while the second game, to start about 8:15, will feature ALLAN WOODSON. Curran joins the Southeast vs. SHG game broadcast team at 6:30 Saturday.

Mayor OSSIE LANGFELDER was offered the chance to participate, but the mayor said he couldn't fit it into his schedule.

Changes in pressroom Some changes are afoot in the Statehouse pressroom. RAY LONG, 36, whose been a government reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times in Chicago for four years, has returned to Springfield to work in The Associated Press bureau. After 2 1/2 years at Eastern Illinois University, he went to Sangamon State University, getting a bachelor's in communications and a master's through the Public Affairs Reporting program, when he was a pressroom intern with the Alton Telegraph. He later worked there for the Peoria Journal Star before going to the Sun-Times. His wife, PEGGY BOYER LONG, is editor of Illinois Issues magazine.

Leaving a pressroom job with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to join the Sun-Times in Chicago is TIM NOVAK, 36, a Windy City native who has been with the St. Louis paper for six years, including three in Springfield. Since graduating from the U of I in 1980, he's worked at City News Bureau in Chicago, the Joliet Herald-News and the Los Angeles Daily News, before going to the P-D. He said working for the Sun-Times -- the paper he grew up with and started to deliver at age 10 -- is "a lifetime goal."

During busy times, Novak will help out Sun-Times Statehouse bureau chief MICHAEL GILLIS, 32, a Northwestern University graduate who's had the job for about a year.

LONG ELEVATOR AND MACHINE CO. INC.

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 23, 1994

Author/Byline: LISA KERNEK
Edition: M1,M2
Section: BUSINESS
Page: 52

LOCATION: 100 Washington St., Riverton. Satellite offices are in Chicago, St. Louis, and Tampa, Fla.

STARTED OPERATING: 1929. NATURE OF BUSINESS: Long Elevator designs, manufactures, installs and maintains passenger and freight elevators and sells them in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin and Florida.

In Springfield, the new Graham Elementary School, the parking garage at Sixth Street and Capitol Avenue and the newly renovated Grandstand at the Illinois State Fairgrounds have Long elevators.

Elevators are custom-made for each building, vice president Mike Long says. Builders specify the size, speed, capacity and number of floors. The elevators are equipped with computerized controls that enable Long engineers to diagnose problems without leaving their office.

PRINCIPALS:

 

Warren Long , son of founder E.C. Long, is president. Son

 

Mike Long is vice president. Son

 

Warren Long Jr. is vice president in charge of the Chicago office. Son

 

Patrick Long is vice president in charge of the St.
Louis office. Daughter

 

Sally Lester is a vice president in the St. Louis office.

 

 

EMPLOYEES: About 100 employees at all offices.

FINANCIALS: Long Elevator sales have grown every year. Mike Long declined to release company figures.

UPDATE: Long Elevator celebrated its 65th anniversary with a reception for customers last week in Springfield. Receptions are planned for other offices.

Long engineers continue to update technology. They are redesigning controls to use fiber optics (glass cables) instead of wires for groups of elevators to communicate faster with each other. Many other regional elevator manufacturers have been bought out by bigger corporations, Long says.

"We enjoy our business and we're very successful at it so we haven't considered any offers," Long says.

OUTLOOK: "We've had a real steady growth pattern, and we've looked forward to continuing our steady growth," Long says.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG FAM

 

Long family –

rosemarie at SCB –

evening R’s,

eric at CDIL,

john at township with marty ushman,

isp gary,

harry at sfd maps,

jon at Midwest generation/coal,

eric at agland new Holland,

eric’s wife works with Elizabeth smarjesse at cath services

see also dan long at cips/bunn, and ICC utils and see dan long cogfa with poe and clatfelter and see gray at ioicc and

 

 

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Dan Long - cips rates - gray - CMS - Thompson - COGFA - IMEA - madonia - cellini – bunn – dave weiner

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electricity and power in spfld

 

 

long connects gray to bunn and madonia

 

and, gray knows thompson, kjellander, cellini, long from thompson days

 

bunn also had IBT guys on payroll at warehouse

 

 

 

long has elec background, rates, regulatory= ICC, ICC police= "CARP" squad at HPR

 

bunn at cips, ameren

 

bunn owned sangamo electric

 

long worked at imea with frank madonia

 

madonia worked with cellini at dot,

 

madonia left dot for spfld utils dir,

 

mike madonia was mayor of spfld

 

 

 

duane noland is dir for rural energy coop, 1 block from dad's apt

 

duane noland, decatur, chamber, used to work for pate phillip

 

gray knew phillip

 

 

 CMS - COGFA – IOICC

 

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Dave weiner, this guy gave johnny a place to stay several times and watched his house when he was out of town.

also, lived together in minn, arden hills

never met the guy, heard his name though

sounded like he was incredibly generous to johnny, for some reason

 

 

Grund-Wagner Heather Marie Wagner and Daniel Francis Grund, both of Chicago, were married at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. Theresa Church in Palatine by the Rev.

 

Charles Schlax.

 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Wagner of Springfield. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Grund of Palatine.

 

Serving as matron of honor was Tara Wanger Memminger. Karrie Wagner Harris, Carol Van Doorn, Karin Haile, Betsy Zeller, Julie Michaelson and Ashley Wagner were bridesmaids. Flower girl was Rachel Van Doorn.

 

Best man was Thomas Haenish. David Weiner, Brett Wagner, Timothy Rabe, Dean Van Doorn, Michael Beccastro and Kevin Wilson were groomsmen. Ushers were Evan Bossard, Paul Boundas, Daniel Long and Erik Siekmann.

 

A reception was held at Inverness Country Club, Palatine.

 

The bride is a graduate of Springfield High School and the University of Illinois. She is employed as a civil engineer with Baker Engineering, Chicago. The groom is a graduate of Fremd High School and the University of Illinois. He is employed as a network development consultant with Rush Prudential.

 

The couple will reside in Chicago.

 

 

 

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Long family

 

 

ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY ERIC LONGhas been appointed to the federal bar by U.S. District Judge Richard Mills. Long has been assigned to the Springfield Office of the U.S. Attorney.

 

Lolling-Osborn Jennifer Osborn of New Holland and Kyle Lolling of Lincoln were united in marriage at 4 p.m. June 6 at First United Methodist Church, Lincoln, by the Rev. Ray Hudson.

 

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Linda Osborn of New Holland. The groom is the son of Orville and Beverly Lolling of Lincoln.

 

Serving as matron of honor was Darla Hamilton with Kimberly Schriber as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Leslie Long, Tami Long, Tara Lolling and Leeann Geary. Flower girl was Kourtney Hoerbert.

 

Serving as best man was Steve Bailey. Groomsmen were Pat Doolin, Rod Beverman, Jason Osborn, Adam Osborn and Eric Long . Ushers were John Kooken, Jason Osborn, Adam Osborn and Eric Long .

 

A reception was held at the Knights of Columbus in Lincoln.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln High School and Illinois State University. She is employed as a case manager at Catholic Social Service in Lincoln. The groom is a graduate of Lincoln High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is employed as an industrial technologist with Blank, Wesselink, Cook and Associates in Decatur.

 

The couple will reside in Lincoln.

AIRCRAFT FIRM INVESTIGATED IN DUMPING OF WASTES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 28, 1988

Author/Byline: Jay Fitzgerald

Edition: M1,M2,S1

Section: LOCAL

Page: 13

TAYLORVILLE -- A small aircraft firm is under investigation for allegedly improper dumping of hazardous wastes at the Taylorville Municipal Airport.

 

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration also is conducting a separate investigation of worker safety at Brandis Aircraft, which employs two people to repair and paint planes at an airport hangar.

 

Officials believe Brandis, over the years, may have dumped thousands of gallons of paint thinner and other chemicals down drains and on open property.

 

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency officials have taken dirt samples of the area and will analyze them over the next few weeks. No charges have been brought yet.

 

There is no evidence that the chemicals have contaminated underground water supplies, officials said.

 

"There is no threat to public safety," said Bob Fletcher, spokesman for the Illinois State Police. "We're not talking about another Love Canal here."

 

But John Brandis, co-owner of the firm along with his brother, Bob Brandis, said authorities are over-reacting and treating the company unfairly.

 

Brandis didn't deny that chemicals may have been improperly disposed of, but he says the firm didn't do it maliciously.

 

"We wouldn't knowingly and willingly violate any laws," said Brandis, adding that the investigation and resulting publicity have hurt his small business.

 

As for the OSHA investigation, Brandis said, the agency should have closed down the firm if it is unsafe, which he said it isn't.

 

"I'd be the first person to get out of here," sighed Brandis, as he worked on the interior of a small jet. "It's been crazy around here with so many people swarming about."

 

Brandis said he's sympathetic to environmental concerns and will abide by any law.

 

Lt. Gary Longof the State Police said authorities have been investigating the firm for about a month. Besides the IEPA and state police, the Illinois attorney general's office also is involved in the investigation, said Long.

 

Officials cannot say for certain how much material may have been disposed of on or near the property, but Long said they think it's been done for years.

 

"We're certainly talking about thousands of gallons of material," said Long. However, there is no indication that the chemicals have leached into underground water.

 

"If this practice were allowed to proceed, however, there would be a possibility of contamination," said Long.

 

Brandis said he's the victim of "subtle innuendo" and expressed doubt about whether anyone will ever apologize to his firm if the allegations prove untrue.

 

PIKE PEAKS WITH THREE GOALS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 20, 1985

Edition: M1,M2,E1

Section: SPORTS

Page: 58

ROCKFORD -- Sangamon State scored four times in the first half and got three goals from Marty Pike Saturday en route to a 5-3 victory over

 

Augustana.

 

Sangamon State, 11-2-2, won its second game in a row. Augustana slipped to 7-7-2. Pike scored off an assist from Bill Becher 19 minutes into the first half, and Becher scored two goals, one on an assist from Max Eck and the second on an assist from Tim Gibilterra. Augustana closed the gap to 3-2 on the second Brian Nayes goal, both assisted by Gary Long , but SSU went up 4-2 on Pike's penalty kick one minute before the end of the half.

 

Pike's third goal, assisted by Becher, offset Augustana's unassisted goal by Gerry Meier in the second half. "The field conditions made it very difficult to play the game the way we can play," noted Sangamon State coach Aydin Gonulsen. "There was light rain throught the whole game, which made passing very difficult.

 

"I think what changed the game was Marty Pike's first goal from 35 yards out with a topspin over the goalie's reach. That was a very good goal.

 

"They tied it right after that, but Bill Becher was able to come back and score a goal on a scramble, which put us ahead 2-1," Gonulsen said. "Becher again scored, displaying beautiful skills by beating the goalie and pushing the ball in the net on almost no angle at the near post. They made it 3-2 just before the end of the first half, but we scored just one minute before the end of the half on penalty kick by Pike, and that was pretty much the ball game."

 

Sangamon State had 14 shots on goal, while Augustana fired 13 at SSU goalie Kevin Mocharnuk. SSU recorded six corner kicks to five for Augustana.

 

Gonulsen said play in the second half was "very sloppy because of the field conditions. Pike was able to score his third goal by dribbling around three of their defenders and shooting from very close range, maybe 4 yards out.

 

"Basically, we're very pleased with the results," Gonulsen said. "We had diffuclty facing this team last year at home.

 

"Today we were able to play all of our 17 players. We put everyone in in the second half. When the field becomesvery heavy, the players get tired."

 

The Prairie Stars have three regular-season games left before National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics playoffs begin the first week of November.

Coal industry draws focus during energy conference

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - November 8, 2001

Author/Byline: NATALIE MORRIS STAFF WRITER

Section: MARKETPLACE

Page: 23

Coal still appears to be king in Illinois' energy outlook, despite lean years in the last decade.

 

The coal industry took the limelight Wednesday at the Governor's Conference on Energy and the Illinois Environment. The two-day event continues today at the Renaissance Springfield Hotel.

 

Representatives of the coal industry made up half of a six-member panel exploring future energy scenarios for the state. And a power company used the conference's opening day to announce its intentions to convert a portion of a natural-gas-powered station in Morris to a coal-fueled operation.

 

Proponents of alternative fuels said such emphasis makes it hard for other energy sources - ranging from solar to gases emitted from landfills - to gain an audience.

 

"Emerging technologies are having a hard time finding an even playing field," said Carol Werner with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.

 

Harvey Sachs with the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy said that isn't unique to Illinois.

 

He noted the federal energy development budget throughout the 1990s. Of the roughly $40 billion a year spent on energy exploration, 88 percent went toward improving sources of fossil and nuclear fuels. The remainder was divided among emerging technologies.

 

"It's not a question of market competition; this is a public policy issue," Sachs said. "Established industries have much more political clout than emerging ones. No one has stood up for the values of innovation. We have to build a policy that rewards innovation."

 

Mike Murphy, head of the state coal development office, said innovation is at work reviving the Illinois coal industry. New efforts have ranged from building power plants next to mines to cut down on transportation costs to improving the efficiencies of mining.

 

"If we want to get where we want to go, we have to keep the lights on in the lab to do that," Murphy said.

 

With half of the country's power generated by coal, Taylor Pensoneau, president of the Illinois Coal Association, said the state is underutilizing its own natural resource.

 

Two-thirds of the coal burned in Illinois comes from Western states that produce a "cleaner" coal with a lower sulfur content. Conversely, the same amount of Illinois coal is exported.

 

Earlier Wednesday, another panelist, John Longwith Midwest Generation, announced that the company is requesting approval from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to convert two units at its Collins Electric Generating Station to coal. The units at the plant near Morris, southwest of Chicago, currently use natural gas or oil. Long said the company expects it will take a year to finalize the request.

 

TITLE: SANGAMON COUNTY RESULTS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 21, 1993

 

Springfield collector Janine Stroble 1,301 Bob Remack 743 Springfield assessor John Long 1,250 John Sisti 788

 

JOHN LONG, a partner with the Springfield law firm Long, Morris, Myers & Rabin PC, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Fluid Power Industries of Wheeling.

 

Long has been involved in the hydraulics industry in a management capacity for 20 years.

 

GOP WINS IMPRESSIVELY IN TOWNSHIP RACES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 5, 1989

Edition: M2.S1.

Section: LOCAL

Page: 13

Local Republicans once again showed their political muscle with impressive wins Tuesday in Capital, Springfield and Woodside townships.

 

In Capital Township, which shares boundaries with the city of Springfield, GOP incumbents swept the four township trustee posts up for grabs.

 

Bill Cavanagh netted 17.2 percent of the vote, Dwight "Cap" O'Keefe 16.6 percent, Enos Tolan 14.2 percent and Robert Jasmon 14 percent.

 

Among Democrats, Mary Jane Forney received 10.6 percent of the vote, Phil Reed 9.6 percent, Robert "Jerry" Rittenhouse 9.2 percent and Philip Marcy Sr. 8.2 percent.

 

Capital Township Republicans were clearly helped by highly disciplined voting.

 

Nearly 40 percent of those who cast their ballots in Capital Township voted a straight Republican ticket, compared to about 20 percent for Democrats.

 

In Springfield and Woodside townships, full rosters of town officials -- including township supervisor, town clerk and road commissioner -- were elected Tuesday.

 

The apparent election winners and losers in Springfield Township with 80 of 98 precincts reporting in Sangamon County are: Republican Marty Ushman for supervisor over Democrat Lillian Weyant Kunz.

 

Republican Jimmy Bonefeste for township clerk over Democrat Robert Lee Remack.

 

Republican Martin Stuper won the highway commissioner race against Democrat Larry Budd and Independent John Sisti.

 

Janine Stroble, a Republican, defeated Marlene Peake, a Democrat, for tax collector.

 

Republican Roger Cheek won the assessor's race over Mary Lee Standridge, a Democrat.

 

Trustees (four were elected): Republicans John Long , Ray Rowden, Donald Williams and John Geyston.

 

In Woodside Township, Republican Don Casper was unopposed as supervisor.

 

Republican Carol "Tarr" Dewing trounced Sherry Harris, a Democrat, for township clerk. For highway commissioner, Republican Don Duffy easily defeated Democrat Joseph DelGiorno.

 

Republican Walter Gross won unopposed as township collector, while unopposed GOP candidate William Ridley won the assessor election.

 

Republicans Hadley Pfeiffer, Geraldine Sprouse, James Edwards Sr. and Kenneth Ushman were far ahead of their Democratic rivals in the Woodside Township trustees elections.

 

 

Long-Selby Lori Ann Selby of Sherman and Brian John Long of Springfield were married at 1:30 p.m. May 21. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Olshefsky at St. Cabrini Church in Springfield.

 

The bride is the daughter of Andy and Barb Selby of Sherman. Parents of the bridegroom are Jack and Rosemarie Long, 8 Monica Court.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Tina Selby, and bridesmaids were Dawn McCall, Brenda Stuemke, Tracy Fox, Julie Spradlin and Denise Petrilli. Angela Parkhurst served as flower girl.

 

Best man was Bill Paries, and Dave Schneller, Burce Beard, Terry Fox,

 

Mark Feleccia and

 

Brad Long

 

served as groomsmen. Ushers were Troy Blasko, Bob Patarozzi, Steve Selby and

 

Jay Timm, with

Nicki Clatfelter

serving as ringbearer.

 

A reception was held at Prairie Capitol Convention Center immediately after the ceremony.

 

The bride, a graduate of Williamsville High School, is employed by Prairie Capitol Convention Center. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by the state of Illinois.

 

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

TOWNSHIP BOARD OKS $326,083 ROAD BUDGET

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - March 30, 1988

Author/Byline: Anthony Hebron

Edition: M1,M2,S1

Section: LOCAL

Page: 10

The Springfield Township Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted 3-2 for a $326,083 road budget for fiscal year 1988-89, despite the opposition of

 

several residents.

 

The board also unanimously approved a $113,000 township budget for the fiscal year that begins April 1. Several township residents accused Martin Stuper, the township highway commissioner, of playing politics with his budget and not spending the taxpayers' money prudently.

 

Stuper responded by charging the residents were nit-picking and failed to grasp the expenditures in his budget. He also said politics was involved in the controversy.

 

The board voted along party lines in favor of the road budget, which consists of five different funds.

 

Democratic trustees Gary Budd and Robert Remack voted against the road budget. Republican trustees John Long and Frank Romano were joined by Supervisor Martin Ushman in passing the road budget for Stuper, a former Democrat who now is a Republican.

 

"I think it is a slap in the face to the taxpayers," Remack said. "They are going along political lines and not going on what the people want."

 

Long and Romano defended Stuper. "That is just an estimate, he does not have to spend it," Romano told the 20 residents attending Tuesday's meeting. "We are working for the good of the township."

 

Springfield township is primarily on the city's north side, outside of the city limits. It includes Grandview and small sections of Sherman, and has a population of more than 8,500 residents.

 

The road budget increased 14 percent from last year. But no tax increase is needed because of a predicted rise in township property values, Ushman said.

 

The road department budget is funded from property taxes and surpluses from the five funds -- the general road, permanent road, building and equipment, joint bridge and social security.

 

Stuper said the reason for the increase in the budget is for oiling the 40 miles of roads in the township, buying road signs totaling about $5,000, starting a two-year program to install street lights throughout the township and putting a flashing railroad crossing warning light for the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at Milton Avenue.

 

The budget also calls for using the money from the sale of three trucks -- 1975, 1978 and 1979 models -- for about $12,000. The department also set aside $27,000 for buying three used trucks from the state as replacements.

 

The road department plans to hire a full-time employee only for fiscal year 1988-89 and a part-time employee for three months.

 

At Tuesday's meeting, John Sisti, of the 3300 block of East Carpenter Street, presented the board with a petition containing the names of about 200 township residents opposed to passage of the budget.

 

The petition criticized several measures in the road department budget -- such as the designated sites for the street lights, the purchase of the trucks and hiring of another employee.

 

It said the street signs and railroad crossing warning will be installed on a scattered basis and not in the most needed locations.

 

"Is it that you are trying to garner votes?" Sisti asked.

 

"I do not think this board ought to vote for this thing (the road budget) at all."

 

The petition labeled the road commissioner's request to buy the three used trucks and hiring another employee as "extravagant."

 

It also chided Stuper for the cost of the road signs and for not attending budget meetings to explain and modify his budget.

 

Stuper said he was out of town, working at his second job and had a doctor's appointment during the three meetings held on the budget.

 

The township budget includes pay for elected township officials, general assistance and administrative expenses for the offices of the collector, assessor and supervisor.

 

The township budget dropped about 77 percent from last year. Ushman attributed that decrease to the township having less cash on hand than in the past and because of the recent acquisition of a building to house its administrative offices at 2770 Sand Hill Road.

 PRIEST'S SENTENCING SET FOR OCTOBER 25

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - September 4, 1985

Edition: M1,M2,E1

Section: LOCAL

Page: 8

TAYLORVILLE -- A Roman Catholic priest charged with molesting seven boys will be sentenced Oct. 25.

 

Judge Joseph Fribley of Pana on Friday accepted the Rev. Alvin L. Campbell's plea of guilty but mentally ill. Campbell, 59, who formerly was assigned to St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, was indicted in July on charges of sexually molesting seven boys between the ages of 11 and 16. The incidents occurred between summer 1983 and March 1985. All of the victims belonged to St. Maurice Church.

 

Christian County State's Attorney John Coady reportedly will seek jail time for Campbell.

 

Campbell's attorneys, John Long of Springfield and Allan Zerman of St.

 

Louis, reportedly plan to ask for probation with mental treatment.

 

Campbell faces up to 15 years in prison, but he could receive probation. The sentence he faces is no different than if he had pleaded guilty or been convicted.

 

Campbell has been living in New Mexico, where he has been receiving psychological treatment.

 

USER FEE APPROVAL WOULD SAVE TWO JOBS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - March 23, 1989

Author/Byline: Mike Matulis

Edition: M1,M2,S1

Section: LOCAL

Page: 9

Two civilians laid off recently from the police and fire departments will be rehired if the Springfield City Council approves at least $66,000 in

 

user fees.

 

Public Safety Director Pat Ward told the public safety committee Wednesday that rehiring Joe Gooden, the head of the police records division, and

 

 Harry Long ,

 

 the fire department's mapmaker,

 

is his top priority if he receives more money.

 

Two other civilians were laid off by Ward, but both have retired.

 

Based on a user fee study the city commissioned last year for $50,000, Ward has identified $350,000 in user fees he will ask the council to approve.

 

He said the top priority would be rehiring the two civilians, followed by filling firefighter vacancies, purchasing special emergency services equipment and adding some flexibility to the tight $17.7 million public safety budget.

 

Eight civilians originally were scheduled for layoffs, but Ward and the council worked out a compromise that reduced the number to four. The compromise also reduced the number of firefighter vacancies Ward was allowed to fill from 15 to nine.

 

A $10-per-year fee for inspecting city apartments should be adopted regardless of the public safety budget, Ward said. The fire department would inspect each city apartment for fire code violations once a year.

 

The program would require hiring two more inspectors, Ward said. He said the proposed fee would bring in about $170,000 per year and would pay for the program.

 

Ward said fire inspectors would often turn up health code violations during their inspections. Additional money raised by the user fee could help offset costs the city health department would incur in follow-up inspections.

 

The $10-per-apartment fee should not affect rents much, Ward said.

 

In other council matters: o Police Chief Mike Walton reported that overtime for the 34 police officers involved in the weekend hostage ordeal will exceed $18,000. Ward said the overtime will seriously strain the public safety budget, but is confident the city council will "handle it appropriately." o Corporation Counsel James Zerkle announced Wednesday that copies of the new city code of ordinances soon will be available for purchase. It is the first update of the code in 35 years.

 

The council on Tuesday night approved the code for publication.

 

The code incorporates all city ordinances and updates the structure of the government since it was changed from commission to aldermanic by the federal consent decree.

 

The code book should help smooth the operation of government, because everyone will be working from the same document, Zerkle said. The book also could be helpful to people who deal with city government.

 

It codifies ordinances under headings such as zoning, building, governmental structure and traffic regulations. Zerkle said anyone interested in obtaining a copy should contact the city legal department. A price per book was not available Wednesday. o Zerkle said Wednesday that the new city council committee structure will take effect as soon as the mayor signs the ordinance passed Tuesday. That should happen this week. An inaccurate effective date was reported in Wednesday's paper.

 

The new committees will begin meeting in April.

 

CITY MAP MAKER CONVINCES PANEL ON JOB RETENTION

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - March 17, 1989

Author/Byline: Mike Matulis

Edition: M1,M2,S1

Section: LOCAL

Page: 19

A city map maker, one of four people laid off this week by Public Safety Director Pat Ward, convinced a Springfield City Council committee Thursday

 

that his layoff should be reconsidered.

 

Only Ward, who did not attend the meeting, has the authority to hire or lay off employees within his department. But the personnel committee sent a strong message to reconsider Harry Long 's layoff by approving an ordinance that would reduce the number of new firefighters Ward can hire from 10 to nine.

 

The city council will vote on the amended ordinance next week.

 

Long, who makes maps for the fire and police departments, made his case for retaining his job during a closed-door meeting with the committee Thursday. Long, 50, has been with the fire department 12 1/2 years and reportedly makes about $26,000. He received his layoff notice after the committee reached a compromise with Ward on Monday regarding how many new fire-fighters to hire. Ward had requested 15 new firefighters, which he said would require laying off eight civilians in the police and fire departments.

 

The committee on Monday agreed to recommend to the city council that Ward be allowed to hire 10 firefighters, reducing the civilian layoffs to four.

 

Barbara Rutherford, an assistant to Ward, reportedly told the committee during the closed-door meeting Thursday that Long is "one of the busiest people" in the department. Long updates city maps on a regular basis for the fire and police departments.

 

"There are much more expendable people in the department other than him," said Ward 2 Ald. Frank McNeil. "I didn't know his job was as technical or needed to the department as was found out today."

 

McNeil stressed that the committee has no power to make Ward rehire Long.

 

He also acknowledged that the committee may have set a "dangerous precedent" by allowing Long to lobby for his job.

 

Ward 6 Ald. Jack Andrew agreed with McNeil, saying other city employees are likely to try to convince the committee to save their jobs.

 

Andrew said the committee was swayed by Long's length of service, his age, and "compassion for another human being."

 

Ward said in a telephone interview he isn't concerned that laid off city employees will regularly lobby committees for their jobs, but is concerned that the committee is trying to run his department.

 

"Well I'm certainly disappointed," said Ward in reaction to the committee's vote. "I hope it's not the beginning of trying to manage the department by a committee."

 

Ward said his staff searched "hard and hard and hard" to determine which layoffs would least affect the service provided by the police and fire departments. He told the committee Monday that Long's services could be provided by the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission for $10,000 per year.

 

After hearing out Long, Andrew said he has doubts the planning commission could actually duplicate Long's mapmaking duties for less money.

 

Ward stressed that Long was a valued employee.

 

"He's been a good, decent employee, and he's been a friend, but it's an area that can be accomplished by the planning commission," said Ward. "I don't blame Harry one bit for coming to try to save his job."

 

Ward said each firefighter not hired will actually cost the city money, because it will require more overtime pay for existing firefighters.

 

"I think the committee looks rather shallow in this case," he said.

 

The other three people to be laid off are Joseph Gooden, who heads the police department's records section; Tony Brian, a police department maintenance worker; and Laura Adams, a police department accounting clerk.

 

Brian and Adams reportedly are eligible for and have been offered retirement in conjunction with the layoffs. One official said Brian already has notified the department he will retire.

TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 15, 1990

Edition: M1,M2

Section: LOCAL

Page: 12

Earl D. Long Earl D. Long, 82, of Springfield died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday at St. John's

 

Hospice.

 

He was born Dec. 7, 1907, in Palmyra, the son of Ben Frank and Marie Tallman Long. He married Maxine E. Davenport in 1971. Preceding him in death were one sister, Mable Long, and two brothers, Virgil and Harry Long .

 

A resident of Springfield most of his life, Mr. Long was employed as a supervisor of Goodwill Industries, retiring in 1978 after 20 years of service.

 

Surviving are his wife, Maxine E.; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Schroyer of Hillsboro; two brothers, Ted Long of Raymond and John Long of Lebanon, Ore.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev.

 

Jane Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Wood Wreath Cemetery.

 

RichardL. Long

 

MASON CITY - Richard L. Long, 60, of Mason City died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at his home.

 

He was born Jan. 1, 1942, in Decatur, the son of Lawrence I. and Mabel Blevins Long. He married Elaine Romer in 1993 in Groveland.

 

Mr. Long was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1959-1961.

 

He was a truck driver and a member of American Legion of Mason City,

 

International Brotherhood of Teamsters,

 

serving 12 years as

steward of Local 627.

 

Survivors: wife, Elaine; a son, James L. (wife, Wendy) Long of Lebanon, Ohio; three stepsons, Mark Romer of Mundelein, Matt Romer of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Michael Romer of Springfield; two daughters, Lisa and Mandy Croteau, both of Mason City; and five grandchildren.

 

Services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, the Rev. Curt McCallister officiating. Burial: Big Grove Cemetery in rural Mason City.

 

 

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john = st andrews society, selvaggio steel

 

john long represents child molester catholic priest

 

harry long= sfd mapmaker

 

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john long= springfield township trustee - very important - partisan

 

 

Long-Steffen

 

Michelle Annette Steffen of Bloomington and Eric Bradley Long of Lincoln were married at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

 

The bride is the daughter of Russell and Mary Steffen of Lincoln. The groom is the son of Gary and Karen Long of Lincoln.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Nicole Steffen. Bridesmaids were Jaime Westen, Amy Bosse, Jodi Hopkins, Leslie Singleton and Tami Long . Flower girl was Ashley Steffen.

 

Best man was Devin Dalpoas. Groomsmen were Thomas Redding, Troy Brown, Phil Langley, Tyler Franz and Tony Schilling. Ushers were Nathan Steffen and Jason and Adam Osborn.

 

A reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln.

 

The bride is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. She is employed by Afni Inc. in Bloomington. The groom attended Illinois State University. He is employed by AgLand FS in New Holland.

 

The couple will reside in Bloomington.

 

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note jerry ingrum and caci - like don, doesn't have "real" job, gets money off the books, cash for ops. "judgement proof" low profile.

 

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GOP WINS IMPRESSIVELY IN TOWNSHIP RACES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 5, 1989

Edition: M2.S1.

Section: LOCAL

Page: 13

Local Republicans once again showed their political muscle with impressive wins Tuesday in Capital, Springfield and Woodside townships.

 

In Capital Township, which shares boundaries with the city of Springfield, GOP incumbents swept the four township trustee posts up for grabs.

 

Bill Cavanagh netted 17.2 percent of the vote, Dwight "Cap" O'Keefe 16.6 percent, Enos Tolan 14.2 percent and Robert Jasmon 14 percent.

 

Among Democrats, Mary Jane Forney received 10.6 percent of the vote, Phil Reed 9.6 percent, Robert "Jerry" Rittenhouse 9.2 percent and Philip Marcy Sr. 8.2 percent.

 

Capital Township Republicans were clearly helped by highly disciplined voting.

 

Nearly 40 percent of those who cast their ballots in Capital Township voted a straight Republican ticket, compared to about 20 percent for Democrats.

 

In Springfield and Woodside townships, full rosters of town officials -- including township supervisor, town clerk and road commissioner -- were elected Tuesday.

 

The apparent election winners and losers in Springfield Township with 80 of 98 precincts reporting in Sangamon County are: Republican Marty Ushman for supervisor over Democrat Lillian Weyant Kunz.

 

Republican Jimmy Bonefeste for township clerk over Democrat Robert Lee Remack.

 

Republican Martin Stuper won the highway commissioner race against Democrat Larry Budd and Independent John Sisti.

 

Janine Stroble, a Republican, defeated Marlene Peake, a Democrat, for tax collector.

 

Republican Roger Cheek won the assessor's race over Mary Lee Standridge, a Democrat.

 

Trustees (four were elected): Republicans

 

John Long,

 

Ray Rowden,

 

Donald Williams and

 

John Geyston.

 

In Woodside Township, Republican Don Casper was unopposed as supervisor.

 

Republican Carol "Tarr" Dewing trounced Sherry Harris, a Democrat, for township clerk. For highway commissioner, Republican Don Duffy easily defeated Democrat Joseph DelGiorno.

 

Republican Walter Gross won unopposed as township collector, while unopposed GOP candidate William Ridley won the assessor election.

 

Republicans Hadley Pfeiffer, Geraldine Sprouse, James Edwards Sr. and Kenneth Ushman were far ahead of their Democratic rivals in the Woodside Township trustees elections.

 

 

Long-Selby Lori Ann Selby of Sherman and Brian John Long of Springfield were married at 1:30 p.m. May 21. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Olshefsky at St. Cabrini Church in Springfield.

 

The bride is the daughter of Andy and Barb Selby of Sherman. Parents of the bridegroom are Jack and Rosemarie Long, 8 Monica Court.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Tina Selby, and bridesmaids were Dawn McCall, Brenda Stuemke, Tracy Fox, Julie Spradlin and Denise Petrilli. Angela Parkhurst served as flower girl.

 

Best man was Bill Paries, and Dave Schneller, Burce Beard, Terry Fox, Mark Feleccia and Brad Long served as groomsmen. Ushers were Troy Blasko, Bob Patarozzi, Steve Selby and Jay Timm, with Nicki Clatfelter serving as ringbearer.

 

A reception was held at Prairie Capitol Convention Center immediately after the ceremony.

 

The bride, a graduate of Williamsville High School, is employed by Prairie Capitol Convention Center. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by the state of Illinois.

 

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Long

 

- bob gray - CMS - kjellander - cellini - thompson - cogfa - ioicc - clatfelter - mike moore - poe/wife - mautino

bunn - cips - madonia - imea - noland - decatur chamber - shannon moore

- decatur guy at doc - adm - liuna decatur/eagle

see also ameren/exelon dynegy, nethercutt griles lundquist, itron, avista

icc dereg, bunn in california, dereg

(timeframe puts him at CMS w/ gray) gray=downstate cmp mgr, cms patronage guy

TITLE: PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - August 4, 1996

 

DAN LONG , resource planning supervisor for Central Illinois Public Service Company and an 18-year employee of CIPS has accepted the position of assistant general manager of the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, effective Aug. 26.

 

Long will coordinate the various operations of the IMEA under the direction of general manager Frank Madonia.

 

His duties will run the gamut of IMEA's business, with special emphasis on the economics of the agency and the individual municipal electric systems of Illinois.

 

Long, who holds a degree in economics, started with CIPS as a draftsman and an engineering technician.

 

TITLE: PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 2, 1995

 

DAN LONG , rates and regulatory supervisor    ***[ICC]***    in the regulatory department since 1989 for Central Illinois Public Service Co. in Springfield, has been named resource planning supervisor. He will be responsible for demand-side management programs and coordinating least-cost planning and transmission open-access activities.

 

Long joined CIPS in 1978 as a drafter in the electric system engineering department. He is a graduate of Sangamon State University.

 

 

Name: Dan Long .

 

Age: 41 Address: 67 Roundtable Road.

 

Occupation: Associate with Long Elevator and Machinery Co.

 

Education: Graduate of Griffin High School, bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Family: One son, one daughter.

 

Previous elected office: None.

 

Other relevant experience:

 

Former chief fiscal officer with the Executive Office of the Governor,

 

deputy director of operations at the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, assistant director of the Department of Central Management Services,

 

deputy chief of staff to Illinois House of Representatives Republican leader Lee Daniels .

 

 

 

cands for 2008 - sjr

Sanitary District

 

Andy Alvey, Warren Atherton, Bobbie Baker, Richard Berning, Harish Bhatt, Matthew Bilinsky, Palmer Blevins, Kenneth Bollin, Richard Borus, Philip Chiles, R. Dean Collins, Louise Constant, Eric Dailey, Stephen Davis (Rochester), Scott DeStasio, Joseph Dorman, Paul Duiker, Danny Faulkner, Joe Feagans, James Flemming*, Stephanie Fuller (Rochester), Stan Givens (Sherman), John Greene, Scott Hanauer, Eric Hansen, Jim Harrington, Darryl Harris*, Richard Herndon, Jerald Jacobs, Tim Kell (Rochester), Jeremy Kirk, Kyle Kirts (Chatham), John Kolaz, R. Dale Laningham (Rochester), Dan Long , Bradley Loscher, Lee Malany, Brian Manci, Liam McDonnell, Mario Moore, Robert Moore, Jan Nelle, Kenneth Page, John Pasko, Michael Plog, Casey Pratt, Douglas Purnell, Kitty Ramirez, James Reinhart, Bruce Rimbey, Bill Schulenburg, Thomas Shafer, Irv Smith, Kenneth Springs, Bruce Strom, Richard Turner, Louis Van Hoos, Chris Walcher, Daniel Wavering, Robert Wire, William Womack (Sherman), Elvin Wooden

 

 

AIRPORT BOARD NAMES DAN LONG TO BUILDING PANEL

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - June 21, 1991

The Springfield Airport Authority Thursday appointed Dan Long to its spot on the Public Building Commission.

 

Long, assistant director of the state Department of Central Management Services, will fill the vacancy created when the board decided not to reappoint Keith Lehmann. The appointment is for five years.

 

Airport authority commissioner Marge Putnik abstained, and commissioner Don Bangert voted against the appointment. Commissioners Connie Humphrey, Phil Spengler and Chairman Gene Taylor voted for it.

 

NUMBERS TELL STORY IN PARK RACE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 10, 1987

WHAT'S MOST impressive about the Republican sweep in Tuesday's Springfield Park District election is that the GOP organization pulled it off without

 

trying very hard.

 

The numbers, as usual, tell quite a story.

 

Incumbent Tom Madonia led the ticket with 7,436 votes. Fellow GOP trustees-elect Phyllis Coutrakon and Tom Cavanagh were close behind, with 6,838 and 6,589 respectively.

 

Only 847 votes separated Madonia's vote from Cavanagh's. The Democrats, in comparison, had a vote spread of 1,529. Pat Londrigan got 4,826, Greg Goetz got 4,176 and Charles Slater got 2,647. It was like that in indivdual precincts all over town. The Republican numbers tended to cluster, and the Democratic numbers showed considerable dispersion.

 

In Precinct 55, near Washington Park, for example, Cavanagh got 79, Coutrakon got 68 and Madonia got 63. The spread was 16 votes. But Goetz got 107, Londrigan got 89 and Slater got 23 -- for a spread of 74. While analyzing raw precinct returns is at best an imprecise art, the numbers suggest about 60 people voted for the GOP slate and only about 20 voted the straight Democratic ticket.

 

In Precinct 20, around the Hay Homes, Coutrakon got 25 votes, Cavanagh got 24 and Madonia 22. Slater got seven, Goetz got one and Londrigan got none, zero.

 

In precinct after precinct, Republicans tended to vote for the GOP slate while the Democrats showed less cohesion. If nothing else, the numbers suggest that the Republican Party's internal lines of communication were working well Tuesday.

 

But the GOP organization didn't do much more than send out a targeted mailing last week, a postcard from County Chairman Irv Smith urging the faithful to vote for Cavanagh, Coutrakon and Madonia.

 

Literature also went out through the GOP precinct committeemen, but the park district election wasn't treated as one the party had to win.

 

One party activist characterized it as a "Robin Hood strategy" that got the word out to the faithful, but allowed the party to "blend into the forest" in what was, after all, technically a nonpartisan election.

 

It worked. Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and Maid Marian couldn't have done it better.

 

Footnote: For the record, I called two winners out of three -- Madonia and Cavanagh. But the premise behind my predictions was dead wrong.

 

I thought there'd be enough ticket-splitting to elect at least one of the Democrats. Didn't happen. Period. I'm embarrassed.

 

But Courtrakon's win was more than a party matter. One thing I was hearing just before the election, and should have paid more attention to, was that Coutrakon was likely to pick up votes from women and from independents who liked what she had to say about the parks. `Sign-gate' Probably it was enevitable that the Democrats running for Springfield Park Board would start referring to the flap over their disappearing yard signs as "Sign-gate."

 

At any rate, let history record that's what they were calling it Tuesday night.

 

Don't look for it to develop into a scandal of the first magnitude, even though the Democrats say they can document exactly what happened to the signs. For one thing, the election returns were too decisive for them to gain much by pushing it hard.

 

In the meantime, the Republicans have been treating the uproar as a hardy perennial, one of the issues that bloom in the spring, tra-la.

 

Evelyn Mertz, GOP precinct committeeman in Capital 1, called to say she had seven yard signs for the Republican candidates stolen during the course of the campaign.

 

And trustee-elect Phyllis Coutrakon, whose campaign workers were accused of trashing the Democrats' signs, said she was amazed by the whole thing.

 

"This is a park board election. It's not for the U.S. Senate," she said.

 

Joins CMS Dan Long , deputy director of operations for the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, was named this week as assistant director of Central Management Services for Springfield operations, subject to Senate confirmation. The position pays $54,862 a year.

 

Long has been with DCCA since 1983, managing a staff of 130 and overseeing the agency's accounting, management services and information resource management divisions. He is chairman of DCCA's financial review committee. From 1977 through 1983, he was the chief fiscal officer for Gov. Jim Thompson's executive office operations.

 

Long, 33, has a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He resides in Springfield with his wife and two children.

 

Capitol chili Mitch Murdock, who serves as director of the accounting revenue department for Secretary of State Jim Edgar when he isn't winning chili cook-offs, will be the chef Tuesday at the Capitol Complex cafeterias.

 

Murdock's chili, which has won the Illinois State Chilli Cook-off and placed in statewide cook-offs in Indiana and Missouri, will be on sale in both cafeterias.

 

"Many of Mitch's friends have complained that when attending a chili cook-off, only a spoonful or two is available for taste testing," said Glen Rogers, Edgar's director of purchasing. "By popular demand, Mitch has agreed to be the celebrity chef of the day at the Rathskeller in the basement of the State Capitol building."

 

Is it "chili" or "chilli?" Does it matter? Ever since I lost an argument a few years ago over whether Altoona, Pa., has the right to call itself the Texas style chili-dog capital of the world -- turned out it does -- I've learned not to be surprised by any regional variations in the art of cooking chili. You run across some awfully good chili that way, in places you wouldn't expect.

 

So, even though I still believe deeply that the best chili in the world is served at Hoskins' Drug Store across from the courthouse in Clinton, Tenn., I'm looking forward to lunch Tuesday.

 

The Rathskeller in the Statehouse and the Stratton Office Building cafeteria will sell Murdock's chili for $1.75 a bowl.

 

 

 

DAN LONG has been promoted to rates and research supervisor at Central Illinois Public Service Co. He joined the utility in 1987 and is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and Sangamon State University.

 

 

Dan Long of the House GOP staff said that group probably put $80,000 into Poe's race and $130,000 into Klingler's. The extra for Klingler came in part because Poe raised more than $30,000 on his own to spend early in the campaign

 

 

DEPARTURE OF DANIELS AIDE PROVOKING LOTS OF TALK

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - November 27, 1994

Lots of talk is going around about the impending departure of MIKE TRISTANO, chief of staff to soon-to-be House Speaker LEE DANIELS , for a university job in Chicago.

 

Word that Tristano will be leaving comes after a few years during which he led a massive restructuring of Daniels' staff -- moves which certainly played a big part in the coming Republican takeover of the Illinois House.

 

Deputy Chief of Staff DAN LONG said that of about 60 policy, research and press positions, perhaps 40 have turned over in the past three or four years.

 

"He wanted to get people in here more committed, more aggressive in terms of moving toward the majority," Long said of Tristano.

 

 

Long joins family firm DAN LONG , 41, a state worker for 17 years who was the $71,660 deputy chief of staff for LEE DANIELS , will be entering the private sector Feb. 1. Long said he was invited to stay on staff now that Daniels is House speaker, but decided to take an opportunty to work with a family business, Long Elevator & Machine Co. He said he'll be based in the company's Riverton plant, where passenger and freight elevators and escalators are made.

 

Long's uncle, WARREN LONG, is president of the firm.

 

 

(cmpn mgr for klingler)

 

State Rep. GWENN KLINGLER, R-Springfield, in the piece in which it states she is "protecting our family farm heritage," is shown with GARRY NIEMEYER and Niemeyer's son, TIM.

 

Niemeyer, of Glenarm, who became president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association last November, said he didn't know the picture was going to be used until Saturday - the day he received it in the mail.

 

"She never called me," Niemeyer said. "I contacted her campaign manager (and) told him I was rather unhappy."

 

He said the campaign manager, DAN LONG , "was going to send a letter to my organization saying that I had no previous knowledge (of the picture use) to save my you-know-what."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big picture –

 

 

 

Eric long at cdil usattys –

sold farm chemicals in new Holland –

aware of harassment using chemicals –

provided legal cover –

related to SCB rosemarie long - SCRP

 

 

 

 

 

Long fam – CDIL – new Holland FS – gary long ISP - lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

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WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) –

December 24, 2000

 

Long-Steffen

 

Michelle Annette Steffen of Bloomington and

 

Eric Bradley Long

 

of Lincoln were married at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

 

The bride is the daughter of Russell and Mary Steffen of Lincoln.

 

The groom is the son of Gary and Karen Long of Lincoln.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Nicole Steffen. Bridesmaids were Jaime Westen, Amy Bosse, Jodi Hopkins, Leslie Singleton and

Tami Long .

Flower girl was Ashley Steffen.

 

Best man was Devin Dalpoas. Groomsmen were Thomas Redding, Troy Brown, Phil Langley, Tyler Franz and Tony Schilling. Ushers were Nathan Steffen and Jason and Adam Osborn.

 

A reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln.

 

The bride is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. She is employed by Afni Inc. in Bloomington. The groom attended Illinois State University.

 

 

 He is employed by

AgLand FS in New Holland.

 

 

The couple will reside in Bloomington.

 

 

 

 

 

Link from FS – to POE

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RAYMOND POE – THINK POE

 

 

POE TOUTS BACK-TO-BASICS THEME IN HOUSE BID

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - June 6, 1994

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG STAFF WRITER

Edition: M1,M2

Section: LOCAL

Page: 8

Education, public safety and a commonsense approach to government are the three main themes of Raymond Poe 's campaign for the Illinois House in the

 

99th House District.

 

"I believe government was intended to do two things -- educate and protect," Poe said in a campaign statement.

 

"I plan to focus on these basics and limit government intervention in other issues."

 

Poe, 50, a third-generation farmer in Sangamon County who lives a quarter mile west of Andrew, is the Republican candidate against Democratic incumbent Rep. Vickie Moseley, D-Springfield. The district includes some of north and west Springfield, the north and east sides of Sangamon County, all of Menard County and eastern Cass County.

 

"Lawmakers are supposed to represent their constituencies," Poe said. "That's why we should have a citizen legislature. But many, including my opponent, make their living as professional politicians.

 

"I see the legislature as a way to serve my community, not a lifelong career. The people who are making decisions that affect each of us in both our personal and professional lives should bring real-life experience to the table."

 

Moseley, 38, is a former lobbyist in her first two-year term and has five children. She lists her job as full-time legislator.

 

"I feel that my role as a wife, a mother, (and in) support of my husband's small business, brings many real life experiences to the legislative floor," she said, "and if anything, I pride myself on the fact that I bring a real life approach to the job." She also said education is her top priority.

 

Poe is a former president of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau and is president of the board of directors of Lincolnland FS, a farm products business.

 

From 1971-1991, Poe was on the Williamsville School Board, serving as president his last five years. He is now on the the State Council of Business-Education Partnerships, which develops ways businesses can help schools address their concerns.

 

He said he wants to use his school board experience to improve schools.

 

"Without a solid education, young adults can turn to crime or end up on welfare," he said.

 

Crime is also a pressing issue, he said

 

 He thinks criminals must know they will be punished swiftly and consistently to enable laws to deter crime.

 

His current family home has twice been burglarized -- including the last incident four years ago, when his now-22-year-old son came home during a burglary, and the offender fled. A previous family home was also burglarized, and the new home now has a security system.

 

"I understand the frustration and anger we all feel when we cannot be safe in our own homes," Poe said. "We must shift our priorities and do more to protect the victims."

 

Poe is a graduate of Williamsville High School, and received a year of training at a DeVry technical school in Chicago, where he studied electronic controls of automation.

 

He and his wife, Carol, have three children and two grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike long at Jerome PD and SCSO

 

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5 NEW DEPUTIES JOIN SANGAMON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)

December 11, 1998

 

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Five people have recently joined the Sangamon County sheriff's office as deputies, bringing the total number on the force to 75. Those hired took

the place of others who had either retired or left for other jobs.

The new deputies are: o Mike Bishop, 39, of Springfield, who began on Aug. 3, was formerly employed by the Leland Grove Police Department and attended Lincoln Land Community College. o Mark Garst, 26, of Springfield was formerly employed by the state of Illinois, graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in history and attended Drake University School of Law. He began with the department on Oct. 1. o Eric Knowski, 36, of Springfield also began with the force on Oct. 1. He worked for The Club Fitness Center before becoming a deputy and is a graduate of Illinois College with a bachelor's in accounting and business administration. o Mike Long, 30, of Lincoln used to be a Jerome police officer and began with the sheriff's department on Dec. 7. He is a graduate of Lincoln College. o Shad Shymansky, 28, of Springfield started his job on Oct. 5. He was formerly employed by Garrett Aviation and attended Illinois Benedictine College and Lincoln Land Community College.

  Caption:

Bishop / Garst / Knowski / Long / Shymansky

Edition:  M1,M2

Section:  LOCAL

Page:  13

 

Index Terms: NEWS

Copyright (c) 1998 The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

Record Number:  0000414618

 

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mike long in jerome goes to county, note long running for town board also, long's in lincoln, eric long at usattys cdil, long at new holland farm bureau, dan long cogfa/gray/thompson/icc/cwlp/utils/bunn/cilco/madonia/cellini/poe/clatfelter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Albanese -Davis

 

Sarah Jane Davis of College Station, Texas, and Dennis Sebastian Albanese of Springfield were married at 11 a.m. May 6 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by the Rev. Thom Dennis and the Rev. Jacqueline Harmon .

 

The bride is the daughter of W.R. and Jacqueline Harmon of Lone Oak, Texas, and Robert and Toni Davis of Pacific Grove, Calif. The groom is the son of Paula Albanese of Springfield and the late Peter Albanese Sr.

 

Serving as matron of honor was Gwynne Shillings. Bridesmaids were Lily Albanese , Tracey Harmon , Liz Reyna and Becky Roberts. Flower girls were Lauren and Alexa Minkina.

 

Best man was Anthony Yannone. Groomsmen were Frank Albanese , Peter Albanese Jr., Jim Davis and Mark Haynes. Ushers were Mark Mattozzi, Justin O'Day, Peter Romano and Mark White. Ringbearer was Ryan Haynes.

 

 

A reception was held at the Hilton Springfield.

 

 

The bride is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University.

 

 The groom is a 1985 graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology.

 

 He is employed as vice president of Albanese Development Corp.

 

 

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

long fam - eric long at usattys/cdil

 

ROBERT HARMONhas been named loan officer at the New Holland banking center of Magna Bank of Central Illinois NA. Harmon, of Lincoln, has three years agricultural lending experience with Farm Credit Services. he is a graduate of the University of Illinois.

 

 

2 arrested in connection with fugitive

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - November 8, 2003

Author: JOHN REYNOLDS and CHRIS DETTRO STAFF WRITERS

 

The wife of a wanted man accused of punching an Athens police officer has been arrested on illegal gun charges, as has another man picked up during the ensuing search for the fugitive.

 

Cynthia L. Harmon , 31, of Amherst Drive in Springfield is married to Roger A. Harmon Jr., 37, who has been sought by authorities since Oct. 9 and was spotted at the Casey's General Store in Athens about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

After punching the officer who tried to arrest him, he ran from the area, police said.

 

Roger Harmon , who is considered armed and dangerous, had not been captured as of Friday evening, but police did arrest his wife and another man, Hobedt Moreno, 26, whose last known address is Los Angeles. Both face charges of illegal possession of a firearm.

 

Authorities say they first ran across Moreno after the incident in Athens.

 

According to affidavits filed in U.S. District Court, Sgt. Brian Bressan of the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement officers were looking for Roger Harmon late Wednesday with an infrared optical device in the area of the old Illinois 29 bridge on the north side of the Sangamon River.

 

A heat signature was detected near the bridge, and Bressan found a black Ford Thunderbird hidden along the grassy area between the old and new bridges on Illinois 29. As Bressan approached the car, Moreno appeared from under the old bridge.

 

Moreno said he was traveling to Los Angeles and wanted to visit his old fishing spot on his last night in Illinois.

 

The deputy found the Thunderbird was not registered to Moreno and had expired license plates. He also found a shotgun shell amongst other refuse in the area where Moreno had been lying, the affidavit said.

 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials determined that Moreno was an illegal alien who had been ordered removed from the United States. Moreno, however, showed authorities a bond receipt, and officials could not immediately verify if he had been given time to voluntarily leave the country, as he told them.

 

Bressan had the car towed, and an ICE agent gave Moreno a ride to his girlfriend's residence on West Governor Street at about 3 a.m. Thursday.

 

Bressan returned to the area about 8:15 a.m. Thursday and found six more shotgun shells, some coins and a handwritten note saying Moreno had moved to West Governor Street. About 15 feet away, Bressan recovered a shotgun from under the bridge. The gun was loaded with the same brand and type of shells found on the ground.

 

When officers went to the Governor Street address to arrest Moreno, they found Cynthia Harmon present and took her to the U.S. Marshal's Office for questioning about the whereabouts of her husband.

 

During Thursday's interview, Cynthia Harmon told officers she had a sawed-off Mossberg shotgun, loaded with two rounds, in the trunk of her car, the affidavit says.

 

She told officers she had been driving up and down Illinois 29 and other roads the previous night, looking for her husband, and saw police cars parked along Illinois 29 near Jefferies Orchard Road. She said she became concerned about the shotgun shells she had in the car and threw them all out the window except for two. She also saw Moreno's car being towed.

 

The affidavit said she told officers she told Moreno, when he was dropped off at the house at 3 a.m., that she wanted to go back out and look for Roger Harmon and asked Moreno for some "ammo." She said he told her he had no ammo and that he still had to go back and get his own gun.

 

The government is seeking detention of both Moreno and Cynthia Harmon , and U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore scheduled detention hearings for both Wednesday. He also agreed to appoint counsel for each.

 

Roger Harmon was sentenced to 15 years in 1990 for five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was placed on supervised release, which is similar to parole, in April.

 

His supervised release was terminated after he failed a drug test, and he was subsequently sentenced to another 21 months in prison.

 

A warrant was issued for his arrest Oct. 9, and a second warrant was issued when he failed to report to prison Oct. 16 to serve the 21 months.

 

Anyone with information regarding Roger Harmon 's whereabouts is asked to call the U.S. marshal at 492-4430 or Crime Stoppers at 788-8427 or (800) 397-2288.

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SPRINGFIELD - Gerald "Jerry" Lee Harmon passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at his residence.

He was born June 2, 1970, in Springfield, to Billy and Donna Harmon Sr.

He was a member of Laborers Local 477. He enjoyed fishing, family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Amanda Harmon; parents, Billy and Donna Harmon; a sister, Monica Harmon; a brother, Billy Harmon Jr.; grandfather, Pete Peterson; several aunts and uncles; a niece, Taylor Harmon; and several cousins, all of Springfield.

His grandmother, Dorothy Peterson; grandparents, Robert and Mary Elizabeth Smith; and a cousin, Dianna Carter, all preceded him in death.

Mr. Harmon was a lifelong resident of Springfield and was employed by Laborers Local 477 for several years.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home with a funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Clint Cook officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

The family has requested that memorials be made to the Jerry Harmon Fund.

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  October 10, 2008

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  Chuck & Trudy Best (Chatham, IL)

 

 

  October 10, 2008

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.Jerry you you are loved and deeply missed.I know you are gone to heaven so give my love to grandma and Diane

YOUR COUSIN

BOBBY

  BOBBY WAHLSMITH (SPRINGFIELD, IL)

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  October 10, 2008

I'm Going to miss you buddy! You gave me some great memories. I'll see you in heaven and we can do it all over again! Love you

  Doug Rabideau (Sprigfield)

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BILLY JR. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR BROTHER TAKE CARE MARGO SPANN,[WAYNE SPANN]

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  October 10, 2008

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

  Raymond Harmon (Williamsville)

 

 

  October 10, 2008

Aunt Donna and Uncle Bill

You guys have always been like parents to me and the best people i know. There is nothing anyone can say or do to make it any better, but you have a lot of people that love you both very much and they will be there to help you.I Love you both more then anything .

  Mary Cloud (Springfield, IL)

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - May 7, 1995

 

Watkins-Richards Kimberly Ann Richards of Springfield and

Dennis Wayne Watkins of Williamsville were married at 3 p.m. April 1 at Evangelical Lutheran Church.

 

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Carol Richards of Springfield. The groom is the son of Dennis and Linda Watkins of Williamsville.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Bridget Wallace. Debi Burns and Sabrina Ushman were bridesmaids. Flower girl was Brittany Ushman.

 

Best man was Jason Coal.

Jerry Harmon

and Arty Watts were groomsmen. Usher was Stevie Richards. Ringbearer was Ricky Hughes.

 

A reception was held at the Eagles Lodge.

 

The bride attended Lanphier High School. The groom is a graduate of Lanphier High School.

 

***He is employed by Local Union 477. ***The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 2, 1994

 

Rabideau- McGlasson Michelle Lynn McGlasson and

Douglas Jay Rabideau, both of Springfield, were married at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev.

 

Jonathan Berg.

 

The bride is the daughter of Everett and Brenda McGlasson of Springfield. The groom is the son of Richard and Dixie Rabideau of Springfield.

 

Serving as matron of honor was Monica Davis. Bridesmaid was Kendra McGlasson. Flower girl was Breanna O'Dell.

 

Best man was Jerry Harmon . Gary Norman was a groomsman and James Noseck ushered. Ringbearer was Dustin Hicks.

 

A reception was held at Grandview Municipal Building.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lanphier High School. The groom is a graduate of Calvary High School and is employed by

Carpenters Local Union 16. The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

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electricity and power in spfld

 

 

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bunn also had IBT guys on payroll at warehouse

 

 

 

long has elec background, rates, regulatory= ICC, ICC police= "CARP" squad at HPR

 

bunn at cips, ameren

 

bunn owned sangamo electric

 

long worked at imea with frank madonia

 

madonia worked with cellini at dot,

 

madonia left dot for spfld utils dir,

 

madonia was mayor of spfld

 

 

 

duane noland is dir for rural energy coop, 1 block from dad's apt

 

duane noland, decatur, chamber, used to work for pate phillip

 

gray knew phillip

 

 

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TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, July 28, 1988



Jack B. Feleccia

Jack B. Feleccia, 72, of 811 E. Miller St. died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St.

John's Hospital.

Born in Springfield on March 29, 1916, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Nania Feleccia. He married Stella Sicilia in 1935. Before his retirement in 1983 from the Peabody Coal Co., he was a coal miner for over 40 years.

Mr. Feleccia was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church and Knights of Columbus Council 4175. Surviving are his wife, Stella;

three daughters,

Mrs. Don (Mary) Pitts of Foristell, Mo.,

Mrs. Jack ( Rosemarie) Long and

Mrs. Thomas (Betty Jo) Blasko, both of Springfield;

 

one son, Thomas Feleccia of Springfield;

nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dante (Virginia) Vespa and Mrs. Chuck (Filipina) Davis, both of Springfield; one brother, Sam Feleccia of Tavares, Fla.; several nieces, nephews; and cousins.

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 19, 1988



Long-Selby Lori Ann Selby of Sherman and Brian John Long of Springfield were married at 1:30 p.m. May 21. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Olshefsky at St. Cabrini Church in Springfield.

The bride is the daughter of Andy and Barb Selby of Sherman. Parents of the bridegroom are Jack and Rosemarie Long , 8 Monica Court.

Serving as maid of honor was Tina Selby, and bridesmaids were Dawn McCall, Brenda Stuemke, Tracy Fox, Julie Spradlin and Denise Petrilli. Angela Parkhurst served as flower girl.

Best man was Bill Paries, and Dave Schneller, Burce Beard, Terry Fox, Mark Feleccia and Brad Long served as groomsmen. Ushers were Troy Blasko, Bob Patarozzi, Steve Selby and Jay Timm, with Nicki Clatfelter serving as ringbearer.

A reception was held at Prairie Capitol Convention Center immediately after the ceremony.

The bride, a graduate of Williamsville High School, is employed by

Prairie Capitol Convention Center.

The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed

by the state of Illinois.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 20, 1986

 

Long-Landis Sharon Ann Landis and Bradley James Long, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 1 p.m. June 28. The ceremony was held at the Washington Park rose garden.

The bride is the daughter of Jeannette Landis of 927 N. Ninth St. and the late Robert Landis. The bridegroom is the son of Jack and Rosemarie Long of 8 Monica Court.

Maid of honor was Jeannie Albanese. Bridesmaids were Theresa Judd, Susan Esslinger and Joella Landis. Valerie Landis served as flower girl.

Best man was Doug Dannenberger. Serving as groomsmen were Brian Long, Greg Blasko and Don Landis. Ushers were Mike Feleccia and Bill Pairies, with Rick Endres serving as ringbearer.

A reception was held at the Blue Pelican Hall.

The bride is employed by National Super Markets. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by the Department of Revenue.

The couple will reside in Springfield

 

TITLE: ANNIVERSARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 7, 1985

 

Feleccia -- 50th Mr. and Mrs. Jack Feleccia, 811 E. Miller St., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Santini's Lounge, 1614 N. Ninth St. Family and friends are invited.

Feleccia and the former Stella Sicilia were married July 7, 1935, in Springfield.

Mr. Feleccia, now retired, was employed by Peabody Coal Co.

They are the parents of four children, Mrs. Don (Mary) Pitts of Foristell, Mo.;

 

 Thomas, Mrs. Jack ( Rosemarie) Long ,

 

and Mrs. Tom (Betty Jo) Blasko, all of Springfield. They have nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

GOP TOWNSHIP SLATE TOUTS EXPERIENCE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, April 2, 1993

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 6

Experience, community involvement and continued good services are among issues being touted by the nine-member Republican slate of candidates for

Springfield Township offices.

Marty Ushman, 47, is seeking a third four-year term as township supervisor in the April 20 election.

Others on the GOP slate include incumbents Jack Long, 53, for assessor; J. Martin Stuper, 34, for highway commissioner; Janine Stroble, 40, for collector; and Jimmy Bonefeste, 40, for clerk. The trustee candidates are David J. Lehman, 37; Mike Chestnut, 34; Harry "Bud" Paull, 65; and Diane Lynn Graham, 38. "I'm proud of the accomplishments of the board," Ushman said in a statement. In addition to lighting and clean-up programs, the township has purchased its administrative building, all without new taxes, he said.

Ushman also said he has worked to make fire protection available to homeowners in unprotected areas of the township. Only "a few scattered houses here and there" in Springfield Township remain unprotected, Ushman said.

Gary Underfanger, the Democrat seeking the supervisor's spot, said many township residents still don't know how to go about getting fire protection. At least 50 properties in his precinct are unprotected, Underfanger estimated.

Ushman, an Illinois secretary of state's division chief who oversees stationary engineers, is also co-founder and chairman of annual We Care Concerts, which he said have raised more than $55,000 for charity since 1985. Stuper said that if he's re-elected road commissioner, he plans to pursue state and federal funding for further improvements to township roads. He said he will also continue to replace deteriorated culverts and update township road signs.

He has received state training in road maintenance, and worked with the township highway department for 18 years, including eight as commissioner. He said his most notable accomplishments are installation of street lights, snow removal and the township's cleanup program.

He works as an assistant stationary engineer for the Illinois Department of Historic Preservation and is a member of Operating Engineers Local 7. Civic activities include the We Care concerts and participation in construction of Dale Tuebner Ball Park in Grandview.

Long was elected a Springfield Township trustee in 1985, was re-elected in 1989 and served until 1990, when he was appointed assessor. Long has a real estate license and also is a stationary engineer for the state.

He said his training and knowledge of the township, where he has lived for 27 years, make him best for the job.

"The township can't risk paying higher taxes due to poor assessments, and there's no time for on-the-job training in this position," he said.

Long, who is married to GOP Sangamon County Board member Rosemarie Long , previously worked at the former Pillsbury plant in Springfield and was a bricklayer for 20 years.

 

TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN CLUB ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, August 8, 1992

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 26

The Republican Club of Springfield Township has elected officers for the 1992-93 term.

Officers are Frank Lesko, president; Rosemarie Long , administrative assistant; Cherie Ushman, secretary; and Louie Flaminio, treasurer.

Meetings will resume Sept. 3. People interested in joining the club are welcome to attend the meetings held from 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday monthly. Social hour is from 5 to 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

see "blessacushman" site - crimestoppers etc.

 

MARTY USHMAN HEADS TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN CLUB

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, July 5, 1991

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 24

 

Marty Ushman has been named president of the Republican Club of Springfield Township for the 1991-92 term.

Other officers are:

Rosemarie Long , administrative assistant;

Joyce Lanham Rodgers, secretary; and

Louie Flaminio, treasurer.

Republican Club meetings have adjourned for the summer and will resume Sept. 5. Meetings are held at 6:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Fleetwood Restaurant.

Those interested in joining are welcome to attend.

 

 

`OLD REPORTER' MALDEN JONES HAD A SENSE OF HISTORY

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, June 22, 1990

. . . . New officers of the Springfield Township Republican Club are: Marty Ushman, president; Rosemarie Long , administrative assistant; Joyce Lahnam Rogers, secretary; and Louie Flaminio, treasurer.

 

 

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Among the races for the nine Springfield Township seats now held by Republicans, GOP Highway Commissioner J. Martin Stuper raised the most from Dec. 31 to March 21 -- $3,502. That included $300 from P.H. Broughton & Sons, which does road work for the township. That work is bid, Stuper said.

 

Incumbent GOP Supervisor Marty Ushman 's committee raised $2,060. Diane Lynn Graham, a GOP trust-ee candidate, raised $2,285, including a $500 loan from herself and $800 from the political committee of Car- penters Local 16 -- where she's been a member for 13 years.

 

Incumbent GOP Collector Janine Stroble loaned $1,950 to her own cam-paign, and had spent all but $5 by the end of the reporting period. And in-cumbent Township Clerk Jimmy Bonefeste's committee began the year with $822, collected $50, and spent down to $16 by March 21. Gary Underfanger, Democratic candidate for supervisor, established a committee, and the document filed merely indicated that he began with no money in the fund. A Democratic Party committee in the township raised $2,552 from late January through March 21, and a similar GOP committee raised $514 in the period.

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MARTY USHMAN HEADS TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN CLUB

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - July 5, 1991

 

Marty Ushman has been named president of the Republican Club of Springfield Township for the 1991-92 term.

 

Other officers are: Rosemarie Long , administrative assistant; Joyce Lanham Rodgers, secretary; and Louie Flaminio, treasurer.

 

Republican Club meetings have adjourned for the summer and will resume Sept. 5. Meetings are held at 6:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Fleetwood Restaurant.

 

Those interested in joining are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long= stationary eng – Wieland – irv smith –

 

Lynda long was top aide to gov ryan

 

Who's on the Fawell list? / They include the proud - and the puzzled

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG and DOUG FINKE STAFF WRITERS
Section: NEWS
Page: 1

They are the elected and connected, the somewhat-known and lesser-known, people who apparently put in good words for jobs or promotions for themselves or for others.

They all ended up on a list released this week at the federal corruption trial of Scott Fawell, chief of staff to George Ryan when Ryan was Illinois secretary of state. Fawell, who is accused of diverting state resources to campaign use, was campaign manager when Ryan was elected governor in 1998.

Compiled during part of Ryan's term as secretary of state, which lasted from 1991 to 1999, the list, with more than 1,100 entries, indicates who sponsored whom for jobs, who were the staff contacts, what positions were involved, grades from employment tests and a "status" column with candid comments about some applicants.

Being put on the list as a sponsor or job seeker apparently was deliberate at times and haphazard at others. Many people didn't get the jobs they sought. Some people on the list say they have no idea how they got there. Others think they may have mentioned a job situation to a Ryan staffer. Some of those named say they are proud to be there.

"We need to help our people - people we think are qualified, loyal people," said Claudio Pecori, president of the Springfield-based Illinois Evening Republican Club, which has about 1,400 members. "And if we can help them, that's the name of the game."

Pecori appears on the list more than 15 times. He said he hadn't been aware such a list existed, but he had no problems with it.

"How could I be offended if I try to help?" he said.

Gene Callahan of Springfield, chief of staff to then-U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, D-Ill., is listed as a sponsor a couple of times, once on behalf of Steve Logue, who now runs the Nelson Center for the Springfield Park District.

Callahan, who considers Logue a "very good public servant," acknowledged calling Fawell. However, "I could never get Fawell to return my call," he said, and Logue didn't get a secretary of state job.

Callahan also wrote Ryan seeking a position for Vern Eyre, a longtime friend and "very qualified" state worker who needed a few more years for his pension. Ryan hired Eyre.

"My idea of politics and life is you help your friends all you ethically can, and I make no apologies," Callahan said. Courts will decide if Fawell is a crook, Callahan added, but "I'm saying he was a very poor public servant because he didn't return phone calls."

U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill., has been harshly critical of Ryan in recent years - but he also is shown as sponsor for a woman named Chris Bondi, who the list indicates was seeking an increase in pay grade.

Brian Stoller, spokesman for Fitzgerald, said Bondi, a volunteer and friend, had told the then-state senator she was being harassed at her secretary of state post. "She wanted to be transferred to a different facility," Stoller said.

"Only in the peculiar world of the secretary of state under George Ryan was every contact to an office viewed as a political chit," Stoller said.

Legislative leaders and lawmakers of both parties are listed as making requests, as are rank-and-file lawmakers from each party.

House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, is listed as the sponsor of seven people. Three of them are currently on the secretary of state payroll.

"I've got nothing to say about it," Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said.

Senate President Emil Jones Jr., D-Chicago, was listed as sponsoring nine people for jobs or promotions, including his son, Emil Jones III, who got a position in the secretary of state's office. He is now employed by the Department of Employment Security, according to state records.

Jones spokeswoman Cindy Davidsmeyer said Jones doesn't recall several of the people he supposedly sponsored, but there's no question he has helped constituents with jobs.

"I think you'll find with any legislator, they receive calls from constituents regarding jobs in state government," she said.

House Republican Leader Tom Cross, R-Oswego, recalled trying to help a constituent get a promotion in the secretary of state's police force.

"He wanted to move up the ranks," Cross said. "He didn't get the job."

Cross said he's also made calls to help constituents with private-sector jobs or get into law or graduate school.

"I don't think it is improper to recommend someone who is qualified," he said. "I don't try to lean on people. If you start trying to lean on someone, then you have trouble."

Some of the notes on the list appear sarcastic, such as "test till it hurts" alongside the name of someone apparently recommended by Jones, and "can't pass a test/idiot" in the case of someone listed as being backed by then-Senate President James "Pate" Philip, R-Wood Dale.

Sangamon County GOP Chairman Irv Smith is shown as making several recommendations, including ones for Sangamon County Board members Craig Hall and Dennis Wieland.

Hall's father, Dick Hall, was still the county board member in the family when the request was made for the younger Hall, as the "father-dick" notation would indicate. But the younger Hall said he didn't know of the request, and he never worked for the secretary of state. He works for the Department of Transportation
.

Wieland said he has been a stationary engineer with the state for a dozen years. Smith put in a good word for him to become an assistant chief engineer, but the promotion, which needed to go through a union local, did not happen, he said.

Rosemarie Long , another county board member, is listed as pushing her son, Brian, for a job as a stationary fireman, another name for people who run heating systems in state buildings. But it turns out the pitch apparently came from her husband, Jack Long. He has such a job and talked to a union representative about getting his son a similar position. Brian Long works for the Department of Corrections.

Smith used to work for Ryan, retiring in 1993 as acting director of the index department. But he downplayed his clout in the office.

"They don't listen to me up there," Smith said, saying he didn't like working for Fawell.

"I just was not going to accept Scott Fawell as being the boss," Smith said, adding that's why he's not on the list very often.

Many recommendations were made by the late Lynda Lee Ladley (then Lynda Long), who was a top aide to Ryan for years, and many others were made by "GHR," which are Ryan's initials.


Former state Rep. Gwenn Klingler, R-Springfield, state Sen. Vince Demuzio, D-Carlinville, state Sen. Larry Bomke, R-Springfield, and U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria, are among others on the list, as are Secretary of State Jesse White and former Democratic U.S. Sens. Paul Simon and Alan Dixon.

State Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield, reacted Tuesday to a notation on the list that he had sponsored "numerous knuckleheads" for jobs.

"If he (Fawell) thinks honest, hardworking Springfield people are knuckleheads, I disagree with him," Poe said. "These are people that serve in state government and want to work hard."

Janis Cellini, who handled personnel matters for Gov. Jim Edgar, and her brother, Bill Cellini, who is treasurer of the Sangamon County GOP, also appear on the list.

Zale Glauberman of Springfield, a consultant and lobbyist and longtime friend of Ryan, said his job references - including one for a son of Glauberman's to do summer work - also included Russian Jews who had emigrated to Springfield.

Glauberman, who was chief lobbyist and patronage chief for Gov. Jim Thompson, said it's natural for politicians to keep lists.

"I think it's a record-keeping mechanism," he said. "Nobody can remember it all."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Too idle' Squires about to be named to PCCC board

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 19, 2004

Section: EDITORIAL
Page: 17

A familiar Republican name will likely be on Springfield-area ballots this spring, but for a new job.

MARY FRANCES SQUIRES, a former Sangamon County Board chairman who recently retired from a seat on the Illinois Commerce Commission, is expected to be appointed Monday to fill a vacancy on the board of the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

Squires will take the place of JEFF VOSE, a Democrat elected to the officially nonpartisan board in 2003. Vose left the board this summer after moving to Rochester, outside the boundaries of the center's taxing district.

Squires said the idea that she join the board and then run for a full term, really hit when she attended a Sangamon County Board meeting last week. She said she was there to watch ROSEMARIE LONG , a "dear friend," be elected vice chair of the board.

But several others at the meeting told her they thought she might be interested in serving on the board - officially called the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition & Auditorium Authority - and Sangamon County GOP Chairman IRV SMITH approached her about the idea at the meeting as well.

"I said 'Yeah, I could be interested' - and then it took off from there," she said.

Squires said it's been difficult being "too idle" after years on the county board and ICC, and while she didn't particularly want to run another political campaign, she's agreed to run in the spring.

MIKE COFFEY JR., chairman of the board, plans to present Squires' appointment to the board on Monday.

Sangamon County Democratic Chairman TIM TIMONEY said he learned of the coming appointment Friday. He said he had hoped to have some say in Vose's replacement, or in having the seat remain vacant until the election, since Vose is a Democrat.

"But I guess they (Republicans) have the control of the board, and they can do whatever they want," Timoney said.

He said he has known Squires for several years, "more at a personal level than a political level." He did say he was "sort of surprised" that she would come out of retirement for the SMEAA post.

Coffey said that when he became chairman, he promised no surprises would be sprung on the Democrats, and "there wouldn't be anything underhanded." He reiterated that the board is nonpartisan, and he thinks he is keeping his promise by giving advance notice to Timoney of Squires' appointment. Board members are not paid.

Squires said she didn't even know Vose was a Democrat. Her addition to the board will mean the panel will have seven Republicans and four Democrats.

There are five openings this spring among the 11 SMEAA seats. Coffey said he intends to run again, adding that fellow Republican DAVE WHITE, a lawyer, is also going for another term. The third seat in the board's District 4 will be Squires'.


Libri returns from tour of duty; reception set for today

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG, THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
Section: breaking

A reception is set for Tuesday afternoon to welcome Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri back to the United States from Afghanistan after more than eight months on active duty with the Illinois Army National Guard.

The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sangamon County Republican headquarters, 1132 Sangamon Ave. Libri is expected to be driven to the event from the east.

Libri, a National Guard colonel, is also chairman of the Sangamon County GOP.

"I am filled with so much joy and thankfulness today," said Libri's wife, Ann. "I am so humbled. There have been so many people praying for him and all of our soldiers, and today is such a day to have a grateful heart."

She said people who want to be outside for the welcome should plan to be there by about 4:30 p.m. She said she plans to have her husband at the headquarters by 4:45 p.m. He will be driven to GOP headquarters from the east.

Rosemarie Long , the GOP county chairwoman, who has run day-to-day operations of the party since Libri left town in December, said the event at headquarters is to show appreciate for Libri "serving his country in Afghanistan."

Ann Libri said her husband arrived in Wisconsin last week. He was among 80 Illinois soldiers who were officially welcomed back to the state at a ceremony Monday night at the Assembly Hall in Champaign.

Bernard Schoenburg can be reached at 788-1540.

 

 

 

Bernard Schoenburg: Edwards stuck in GOP club 'mess'

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, May 10, 2009

Author/Byline: THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
Section: opinions

Springfield Ward 1 Ald. FRANK EDWARDS, an improbable entrant last week into the corps of possible GOP candidates for governor, could get a lesson in diplomacy as he seeks to negotiate a chasm between his local party organization and another GOP group.

Edwards is the scheduled speaker at a meeting this week of the Illinois Evening Republican Club. A group of that name disbanded more than a year ago, after decades of activity, but was recently reformulated with the help of a key former leader.

But then TONY LIBRI, the chairman of the Sangamon County GOP who is now serving in Afghanistan with the National Guard, e-mailed Edwards and asked him not to speak to the Evening Republicans.

"He just said the club's been somewhat controversial and they haven't been sanctioned by the Republican leadership, and I'm asking you as chairman not to do it and as a friend not to do it," Edwards said.

Edwards said he initially messaged Libri that he wouldn't speak, but then reconsidered and let Libri know he was reconsidering.

"I made a commitment to these people, just like I do to a lot of people," Edwards said. As of Friday, his intention was to make the appearance.

"I don't want to go against leadership. That's not my intent," said Edwards, who said he backs Libri "100 percent." Still, he said, he gave his word to speak to people who are friends and supporters.

"I'm just in a trick bag," Edwards said.

This all started innocently enough, as CLAUDIO PECORI tells it.

Pecori was president of the old Evening club for 24 years, heading a group that at times topped 1,000 members.

Before he stepped down from leadership of the club, however, Pecori took some criticism from Libri for donating money to some Democrats - including Springfield Mayor TIM DAVLIN, Secretary of State JESSE WHITE and then-Gov. ROD BLAGOJEVICH. The club got a new leader for a while - Springfield Ward 10 Ald. TIM GRIFFIN - but later disbanded.

When a group got together as usual on a recent Saturday to have chili, Pecori said, former Sangamon County GOP Chairman IRV SMITH said he thought the Evening club ought to be revived, according to Pecori. Pecori agreed, and things got rolling.

That led to a meeting last month where Smith spoke. The next meeting will be Wednesday at Charles and Limey's, 620 S. First St. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

"Come and bring a friend, see old ones and meet new ones," the meeting notice says.

"It's just people that want to get together," Pecori said. "They miss the social, the informative meetings."

But that's not how it looks to some other people.

TONY MANUELE, a Springfield Public Works Department division manager and a GOP precinct committeeman, said he views the new Evening club meetings as "trying to do an end-around" around Libri while he's out of the country. Manuele thinks Evening club organizers are "trying to build a little bit of a coalition to get rid of (Libri). I don't like it."

"This has nothing to do with Tony Libri," Pecori responded. He reiterated that Smith "wanted to bring people back together, and that's what we're doing."

Lawyer BRUCE STRATTON, the secretary of the Sangamon County Republican Central Committee, said Manuele's concern may be "a bit overstated." But Stratton said the central committee, made up of precinct committeemen, is the agency that oversees official party functions such as selection of candidates, organization of campaigns and fund-raising. Outside clubs "have been able to participate in those processes," Stratton said, but to do so they "have to be prepared to abide by our rules."

"I think the concern is that when you have multiple organizations, all of whom call themselves Republican, there is the potential for some confusion about who the party really is, who is speaking officially for the party," Stratton said. "If you want to play in the Republican ballgame, you've got to be on the Republican team."

Stratton said he assumes Libri asked Edwards not to speak to the Evening club "because it continues this picture of disorganization and multiple spokesmen for the party and confusion about who the party is."

"But Frank Edwards is a good person," Stratton added. "He's well thought of. He's an adult person. He can do whatever he wants."

ROSEMARIE LONG , the party chairwoman, who takes on Libri's duties in his absence, said she probably won't be attending the Evening meeting. She said she sees the need to "sit down and talk with those involved with starting the club up, just to make sure we're all on the same page. I think there's been some miscommunication."

Long noted that the central committee recently gave its approval to another new club, the East Sangamon Republican Club, headed by DAVID MENDENHALL, a member of the Sangamon County Board.

Smith, 79, who retired as chairman in 2005, insists that he's just trying to energize the local party.

"I support the party," he said. "I support the chairman, and I support the club. I support all Republicans."

He said he put in a call to Long some time ago to discuss the Evening club, but he and she haven't connected. He is unhappy that some Republicans have been told to avoid the club's meetings.

Smith also said he intends to be in touch with central committee leaders. He noted that Sangamon County Democrats are involved in a public fight now over which of three candidates to elect chairman.

"I'm not for doing that," he said, adding that the local GOP has been pretty good at keeping a united public front and any conflicts "under the sheets."

As to whether the newly meeting Evening club is a threat to Libri's leadership, Long said, "I sure hope not.

"That wouldn't do any of us any good," she said. "We need to be united, and we will be."

Edwards last week popped into state news when a Web site for his possible run for governor showed up on computers. Edwards said he was just trying to test out the idea of a candidacy with select groups, but the Internet spread the word quickly.

Edwards said Smith is a good friend, and in their discussions, it's always clear that Libri is chairman.

As for the speak-or-not-to-speak controversy, Edwards said, "What a mess."

 

 

 

 

Cellini stays active despite federal charges

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, April 17, 2009

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG, THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
Section: blagojevich_federalcoverage

Despite his federal indictment, Bill Cellini remains active with four business associations and in local Republican politics, and others involved in those organizations say that's fine with them.

However, Cellini reportedly has resigned from the board of a Springfield bank.

Cellini, 74, of the Springfield suburb of Leland Grove, pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal corruption charges. He is seeking to separate his trial from those of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and other defendants named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Chicago April 2.

Cellini remains executive director of the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association, the Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies, the Illinois Concrete Pipe Association and PCI (Precast Concrete Institute) of Illinois and Wisconsin.

"The board of directors of each of the associations have known Bill for a long time," said Marvin Traylor, who works with Cellini in Springfield and is director of engineering and research of all four associations. "They recognize that the allegations have nothing to do with association business and have taken the position that they will believe he's innocent until he has his day in court."

Hugh Gallivan, chairman of Urbana-based Open Road Paving, is president of the asphalt pavement association. He said it has close to 200 members, ranging from 54 companies that own and operate asphalt plants to suppliers and consulting engineers.

"I've always known Bill as a man of integrity, and we are very comfortable with Bill running our association as our executive director," Gallivan said.

Cellini spent nearly three decades as treasurer of the Sangamon County Republican Central Committee but stepped down last fall. Brian Schackmann is the new treasurer.

However, records with the State Board of Elections still list Cellini as the chairman of the Sangamon County Republican Foundation, a group that supports local GOP candidates.

"The foundation supports the party, but they are two separate entities," said Andy Van Meter, chairman of the Sangamon County Board, who is listed in state records as the foundation's treasurer.

"Bill asked to step down from the foundation last summer. I agreed to become head of the foundation. But the foundation does not meet that often, and we have not made a formal change."

"Would it be appropriate," Van Meter asked, "for a citizen to forfeit all political associations because a government official has made criminal accusations? I'm sure some people will think so, but that's not what our constitution says."

Rosemarie Long , Sangamon County Republican chairwoman, noted that Cellini is not an officer or precinct committeeman in the county organization. The foundation is a "private organization," she said.

"Bill has been involved approximately 40 years," Long said. "And I would say yes, people still take his advice. But what's important is that over the years, the Republican Party has provided highly qualified candidates that have delivered good services."

Cellini had been a member of the board of Illinois National Bank, but people who answered phones at both the bank's administrative office and the asphalt pavement group on Thursday said he has resigned that position. Bank officials could not be reached.

 

Bernard Schoenburg: No one seems to know origin of local 'palm cards'

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 16, 2008



Dem squabble

Meanwhile, SCOTT SAUNDERS, a Democrat who lost a race to incumbent Republican Rosemarie Long for the District 10 seat on the Sangamon County Board, isn't happy that a Democratic officeholder appeared in literature for his opponent.

A Long brochure contained a picture of Long and GEORGE RUZIC, the elected Springfield Township highway commissioner, "discussing drainage and culvert problems on Moffat Street," as the caption says.

"He is an officeholder," Saunders said, adding that ROSE RUZIC,

George Ruzic's wife, is secretary of the Sangamon County Democratic Party.

"I may be a bit old fashioned, but I always thought Democrats should try to get Democrats elected," Saunders said.

"I guess Scott Saunders should have ... asked me to put a picture in his flier," George Ruzic said. "I'm just an elected official and I work with everybody."

"I'm a little tired of hearing his crybaby issues," Rose Ruzic said of Saunders.

Saunders was among county board candidates who pushed the reduction in the size of the county board. Rose Ruzic, president of the North End Democrat Club, opposed that reduction.

 

 

 

 

 

Democrat Tumulty gets help from other side of aisle

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 22, 2008



Mega conference calls

What is apparently a growing trend in communication between public officials and constituents is taking hold in Springfield and central Illinois.

"Telephone town hall meetings" involve what can be hundreds or thousands of people hooked up in a conference call, and there is a way for people to get to ask questions, with everybody hearing the conversation.

One evening last week, Sangamon County Board Chairman ANDY VAN METER and three GOP members - JEN DILLMAN of District 23, Vice Chair ROSEMARIE LONG of District 10 and SARAH MUSGRAVE of District 9 - were on the line for such a town hall event. A company hired to produce the meeting called thousands of homes and invited people to patch into the conversation.

Dillman said most questions to her were about redevelopment of MacArthur Boulevard - a hot topic in the area.

This call was paid for by a campaign fund for GOP county board members. Other calls are planned by groups of Republicans on the board.

Dillman, 28, is the youngest member of the board. She is also finance director for U.S. Rep. JOHN SHIMKUS, R-Collinsville, and said Shimkus has used the technology. When she was appointed to the board to replace Springfield Ward 7 Ald. DEBBIE CIMAROSSA, Dillman held one such town hall meeting, and said it went well.

The one last week lasted 57 minutes. Over that time, more than 1,100 people participated, she said.

The company being used is Advantage Inc., and Van Meter said that when four districts are included, the cost is about $750. Van Meter plans to participate for now because, he said, with groups of county board members on the line "the concept seems to need a moderator."

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. PHIL HARE, D-Rock Island, is inviting 17th Congressional District residents to participate in a live town hall conference call from 7-8 p.m. Monday.

The company being used by Hare, called iConstituent, will dial out to about 40,000 homes with the offer of joining the conversation, said TIM SCHLITTNER, Hare's communications director. Usually, about 10 percent, or 4,000 people, join, Schlittner said. Others who want to participate can call (866) 447-5149 and enter the pin number 13812.

"With people's extremely busy schedules, it is my hope that a telephone town hall will provide a convenient opportunity for people in the 17th to share their views, ask questions, and hear from their neighbors," Hare said in a statement.

The cost, being paid by Hare's congressional office, is about $3,000, according to Schlittner.

 

 

 

 

 

Libri puts his mark on GOP's Lincoln Day Luncheon

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, February 16, 2006

Section: EDITORIAL
Page: 9

There was a distinctly different look to the seating chart this week at the 102nd annual Lincoln Day Luncheon of the Sangamon County Republican Party.

New GOP County Chairman TONY LIBRI is the reason.

In the past, perhaps as many as 50 elected officials and party leaders would be at the front of the room at a massive dais. At the Crowne Plaza event this week, only nine people were there, including keynote speaker and gubernatorial candidate JUDY BAAR TOPINKA, and two clergymen who delivered prayers at the beginning and end.

Others besides Libri included state GOP Chairman ANDY McKENNA, U.S. Rep. MARK KIRK, R-Highland Park, who asked to attend because he was in central Illinois; Sangamon County GOP chairwoman ROSEMARIE LONG , National Republican Committee treasurer BOB KJELLANDER of Springfield, and MARYALICE ERICKSON of Peoria, vice chair of the state party, who represents the 18th Congressional District on the Republican State Central Committee.

The change in the seating configuration created instant theories and opinions about what had happened.

State Sen. BILL BRADY, R-Bloomington, another candidate for governor whose Senate district includes part of Sangamon County, said he was disappointed to be down in the audience, and indicated Topinka might have something to do with it.

"It's a shame she's afraid to be seen on the platform with all of us," Brady said.

"I appear all over the place," Topinka said, and called complaints by her opponents that she has ducked debates "garbage." She said she agreed to five, though one was before the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune.

She also noted that she is the only Republican constitutional officer in Illinois.

JIM OBERWEIS, the Aurora-area dairy owner who is another candidate for governor, said he was "not terribly surprised he wasn't being allowed to speak.

"I think the Sangamon County Republican group has taken that attitude before," Oberweis said.

"I think it's disappointing," Oberweis added. "I believe that voters have this right to select a candidate, and they should be given an opportunity to ... know the candidates."

Then again, perhaps Oberweis' performance last summer at GOP Day at the Illinois State Fair might have given some people pause. That's when, in Kjellander's hometown and on a day a show of unity might have helped the party, he turned to Kjellander, on stage, and asked him to resign is party position.

Libri, who took the reins last year from long-time chairman IRV SMITH, who stepped down, said he thinks the new seating configuration is a better representation of his view of the party. And it's not a Topinka conspiracy.

"The only message we were trying to send is that we're all equal here," Libri said after the event, which drew about 600 people at $60 a person. "I have always hated this huge front table somehow separating the elected officials from the people. That's exactly the wrong message that's being sent."

Libri said he would have made the dais Monday even smaller if he could. "If I could have sat out there," he said, pointing at the tables, "believe me, I would have."

As for speaking parts, Libri said the county's endorsed candidates were the only ones called to the microphone, other than McKenna as state party leader and Kirk, who Libri said asked to speak on behalf of the president.

"If we let everyone speak, we'd be here all day," said Libri, who was proud to have run the event in 11/4 hours. He also noted that Sangamon County does have endorsed candidates, and "why would we not champion them?" He said that introducing the other candidates was "very nice" and "very kind."

Another change was in the day's program, which was a small, 16-page brochure. It replaced past massive program books that included historical articles and lots of large ads from sponsors.

"It costs thousands of dollars to produce that book, and we never made money on the deal," Libri said. "They're great keepsakes, but I'm not interested in filling up your closet. I'm interested in filling up our coffers."

Some nice comments were aimed from the dais at former longtime chairman Smith, who remains a committeeman and Springfield's Ward 8 alderman. But as the 102nd version of the county party's annual Lincoln Day Luncheon showed, new leadership can bring with it a different style

 

 

 

 

 

Long's bid to add 'little pressure' skirts ethics rules

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 25, 2005

Section: EDITORIAL
Page: 21

It looks as if there were some severely mixed signals, at least, in how Sangamon County Republicans on the county board went about collecting money for a fundraiser they had last week.

And while there is no evidence that rules were broken, it might behoove ROSEMARIE LONG , a board member and treasurer of the Sangamon County Board Republican Election Committee, to reread the ethics ordinance the board passed last year.

The fundraiser in question was the Sangamon County Idol event last week at Knights of Columbus 364.

I reported before the event that GOP board member JANE VanHOOS told a GOP group she was required to sell a number of tickets. But at the time, ANDY VAN METER, the county board chairman, denied existence of any quotas.

Well, I have since received a copy of a letter apparently sent to all Republican board members.

"Enclosed are your 20 tickets to sell for the County Board Fund-raiser," it states.

In italics, it adds: "In order to receive contributions from the Committee, one of the stipulations is that incumbent county board members and non-incumbent candidates sell or buy 20 tickets."

"To receive proper credit, it is vital that ticket stubs are completely filled out and your name is shown on the 'Sold By' line."

Instructions from Long in the letter say checks can be sent to a campaign committee post office box.

"Also, checks and ticket stubs can be mailed to or put in my county board box," she adds. She also gives her home address as another possible destination, and adds, "Or Give to Elaine in the County Board Office."

ELAINE FUNK, a secretary in the board office, was on vacation last week. Sorry her name is caught in the middle of this, even though others say nobody brought their money to her for the fundraiser anyway.

The problem is that Long was among those recorded as voting unanimously to pass the county's ethics ordinance on June 8, 2004. That ordinance clearly states that political activities - including collecting fundraising money - are prohibited if they involve use of "any property or resources of Sangamon County."

Among prohibited political activities on county time or using county property are "Soliciting contributions, including but not limited to the purchase of, selling, distributing, or receiving payment for tickets for any political fundraiser, political meeting, or other political event."

Long, vice chair of the county board, told me there isn't really a quota. Even people who have not sold any or many tickets have gotten committee support, she said.

She was trying to add "a little pressure" to get tickets sold, Long said.

As far as turning in campaign money to the county board office - at a time when a lot of public and prosecutorial attention is focused on Illinois politicians who allegedly mixed politics and government too much - Long said she knows of no money that came through the county board office this year. "I'm not going to say I never have," she said.

"Maybe I ... worded it wrong," she said of the letter.

Van Meter, who also chairs the board's GOP campaign committee, said in an e-mail to me that "I absolutely stand by my statement that no one is required to sell tickets or buy them. We have never had such a rule. ... Rose's note may be overly enthusiastic salesmanship, but it has no force or authority."

"With respect to board office employees accepting tickets, this is strictly prohibited and I know of no incident of this occurring. ..."

Given all of that, I did stop in on the fundraiser itself, and it looked like a lot of fun. Long said more than 500 people attended. Board member ANDY GOLEMAN does a pretty good FRANK SINATRA, and county staffer CHARLIE STRATTON can rap. And missing Regional Superintendent of Schools HELEN TOLAN in her TINA TURNER outfit is almost criminal.

The winner of the dollar-a-vote competition went to MELANIE DENNISON, who has been a member of the Illinois Symphony Chorus. She and SHARMIN DOERING were both among people dismissed from the Illinois Department of Transportation by the Blagojevich administration. Doering now heads the community services department at the county, and Dennison started in May as a $26,169-a-year administrative assistant in that department. She had been making $32,580 at the state

 

 

 

 

Auditor general has questions for state fair manager

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 11, 2005

 

Libri names Long

Sangamon County Republican Chairman TONY LIBRI last week named Sangamon County Board member ROSEMARIE LONG as county Republican chairwoman.

He made the announcement at a meeting of the North End Republican Club, which is led by Long.

Libri said he considers Long's new post a serious job. It is designed "to get more women involved in our local Republican Party," he said.

Long is among local party members considering a run for the 99th House District seat in the legislature. The incumbent, state Rep. RAYMOND POE, R-Springfield, is seeking his party's nomination for lieutenant governor.

Long, who represents District 10 on the County Board, is also the board's vice chair.

 

 

 

 

 

Oops! Governor finds he got funds from Cellini group

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, August 18, 2005



Long eyes run in 99th

Add Sangamon County Board member ROSEMARIE LONG to the list of Republicans interested in the 99th House District seat now occupied by Rep. RAYMOND POE, R-Springfield.

Poe is running for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor, and among Republicans who have expressed interest in the 99th seat are his son, LANCE, and another county board member, BILL MOSS.

Long, who represents the 10th District and is vice chair of the 29-member board, said her 13 years on the board is the kind of experience needed to represent people in the state legislature.

"I really and truthfully like serving the people," said Long.

A graduate of Lanphier High School, Long makes $63,588 annually at the Illinois Department of Public Health.

She said she has also worked for 19 years as office administrator for the Illinois Nurses Association, and among her duties was to attend some legislative committee hearings.

"I'm very familiar with the process," she said.

Long said all of her county board district is in the 99th House District, and she believes she is among a handful of people the party is still considering to be the candidate.

At "a very, very young 64," she's married, has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She said she opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. And she said she is "pro-gun, for the right to bear arms."

Springfield Ward 4 Ald. CHUCK REDPATH is the likely Democratic candidate for the seat.

 

 

 

 

Van Meter gets another term as county board leader

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, December 16, 2004

Section: EDITORIAL
Page: 11

It wasn't exactly a surprise, but ANDY VAN METER got another term this week as chairman of the Sangamon County Board.

Republican Van Meter took the job in 2000, replacing MARY FRANCES SQUIRES, who was leaving at the time to become a member of the Illinois Commerce Commission.

County board members have staggered terms, so only some of the 29 members were sworn in to new terms at Tuesday's meeting. The new face in the room was that of Republican JOEL TJELMELAND JR., who defeated former Democratic member BILLY EARL in District 14.

The election of Van Meter went smoothly, with Van Meter jokingly hurrying to close the nominations after ANDY GOLEMAN of District 3 put forward the chairman's name for a new term. CLYDE BUNCH, one of four Democrats on the panel, moved that the election be by acclamation, and so it was.

Shortly thereafter, DICK BOND of District 11, a board member since 1992, said he had been honored to be vice chair of the board since 1995, but said it was time for him to turn that post over to someone else, and he nominated ROSEMARIE LONG of District 10, who also came to the board 12 years ago.

Long called her election as vice chair "the greatest honor ever bestowed upon me."

"I look upon this group as a family that works together for the betterment of the community," she said.

There was also praise for PHIL KOEBERLEIN, who will be staying on with the county highway department, but is stepping aside for a new county engineer - TIM ZAHRN of Leland Grove.

Koeberlein, 57, has been with Sangamon County since 1990. He was assistant engineer for his first two years.

The county engineer is appointed to a six-year term, but Koeberlein said he wants to work only three or four more years, so the board decided to name someone else to the full term. Koeberlein plans to fill a vacancy in a construction engineer's position. He's been making $82,500 annually.

Koeberlein, who has overseen a staff of about 50 people, said he thinks county roads are in "excellent shape."

"I would put our maintenance department up against any maintenance department," he said. "We've got a great bunch of people."

He did say his ego will take a little bruising not being county engineer any more.

Zahrn, 43, takes the county job after 21 years at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Zahrn has a civil engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign and spent 18 years with IDOT based in Paris, Ill. He came to the Springfield office 31/2 years ago.

His latest job at IDOT, paying just more than $76,000 annually, was as the engineer overseeing day labor.

Yes, he did oversee the hiring of crews to put up the big Christmas tree at the Executive Mansion this year, but Zahrn said he was told to do so. He said IDOT has been "a very good career for me."

RYAN McCRADY, county administrator, said Zahrn will have to pass an IDOT certification test. His pay will be what the state recommends for Sangamon County's engineer - $100,800 annually. Two applicants were interviewed, McCrady said.

Zahrn said he is nonpolitical, and his voting record bears that out. He registered to vote in Sangamon County in 2001 and has not taken a partisan primary ballot since. He did vote on a proposition-only ballot in the 2002 primary

 

 

 

 

 

Sangamo Scripts draws crowd / 818 families sign up for drug discounts

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Author/Byline: JOHN REYNOLDS STAFF WRITER
Section: CITY/STATE
Page: 7

When Sangamon County began the publicity campaign for its new drug discount card, officials hoped to sign up about 1,000 families within the first year.

That was less than two weeks ago, and already, 818 families (for a total of 1,457 individuals) have signed up, county board member Jeff Fulgenzi said Tuesday.

"We are very excited about the progress," he said. "We are taking applications daily. Some people have already received their (drug) card in the mail."

Called Sangamo Scripts, the initiative gives participants cards to use when buying prescription medication that could save them about 20 percent. The program has no income restriction and is open to any county resident age 18 or older who is not covered by public aid. There is no cost to enroll, and parents can use the card to buy prescription medication for their children.

Individuals with other prescription plans also can sign up for the new program, but county officials noted that they might be able to save more with their existing plan.

To get the word out about Sangamo Scripts, 15,000 brochures were ordered and are available at the Springfield and county health departments, as well as pharmacies and doctors' offices across the area.

Recently, a second batch of brochures was ordered.

"Those numbers are kind of deceiving because I think many of the brochures may still be on display at different locations," Fulgenzi cautioned. "But the fact that pharmacies and doctors' offices are calling for more is a good sign."

While the Sangamon County Department of Public Health handles sign-ups for Sangamo Scripts, the program is administered by AdvancePCS, a nationwide health-improvement company. AdvancePCS issues the cards and handles questions from plan members.

The cost of the program to the county consists mainly of marketing expenses.

All pharmacies in Sangamon County were approached to participate, and about half agreed.


"Without their support, this program would not be successful," said Fulgenzi, who heads a committee with three other county board members to oversee Sangamo Scripts. The other committee members are

Rosemarie Long ,

Brad Jones and

Clyde Bunch.


"We are going to continue to review this process," Fulgenzi said. "It's great to get the applications out, but we want to monitor the program and ensure that it is working as planned."

Bunch said he is "elated" at the number of applications the county has received.

"I never dreamed we would have that many applications that quickly," he said. "I'm really proud of this program."

People with questions about applying for Sangamo Scripts can call the county health department at 535-3100 or the city health department at 789-2182.

 

 

 

 

Trades council has tough time deciding on endorsements

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, October 5, 2000



One Republican member of the board, ROSEMARIE LONG , was endorsed over Democratic challenger CRAIG LASCODY in District 10.

Lascody said he didn't fill out the labor group's questionnaire or appear before its screening committee, as did Long. He said he wasn't aware of the importance of those steps.

"I am new to politics," Lascody said. "I'm not snubbing them."

 

 

 

 

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ONE YEAR LATER, SOME THINGS HAVEN'T CHANGED FOR RYAN

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, November 4, 1999

 



Lascody running CRAIG LASCODY, 37, a Democratic precinct committeeman and son of late Sangamon County Board member LARRY LASCODY SR., is running for the board's District 10 seat.

Lascody, who still works at the business he sold in 1998, Lascody's Mower Service, said he think the board needs some "fresh blood." He also said he thinks the county board, which has 22 Republicans and seven Democrats, is politically "lopsided." "I don't believe the voters are getting a fair representation when it's always so one-sided," Lascody said.

His father, who served one term on the board but who was involved in politics for four decades, died in March.

The younger Lascody said people asked him to run, and "I thought, 'Well, I'll give it a try ...' I want to try and help people as best I can." To get the chance, he would have to defeat Republican ROSEMARIE LONG , 58, who was first elected to the board in 1992. Long said that the service a member of the board provides depends on the individual, regardless of party affiliation. "I'm going to continue doing what I've been doing -- serving the district," Long said.

She also said she returns all her calls, keeps her constituents informed and has helped with projects including sewer improvements in Grandview. "I've always been very active in the community,"

 

said Long,

who oversees a warehouse and print shop for the state Department of Public Aid in her $54,876 job.

 

 

 

 

 

SEN. REA EXPECTS MITCHELL TO BE NAMED AS HIS SUCCESSOR

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, August 29, 1999



New officers The Greater Springfield Township Northenders Republican Club's new officers include: ROSEMARIE LONG , president; GREG STUMPF, first vice president; DAN SAUSAMAN, second vice president; RON NYBERG, third vice president; DAVID LEHMAN, fourth vice president; DRINDA O'CONNOR, fifth vice president; JOYCE RODGERS, recording secretary; JUDY HUGHES, corresponding secretary; LOUIE FLAMINIO, treasurer; and JEFF BALL, in charge of the newsletter.

The club's annual membership meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Abe's Tradin' Post, 2704 Peoria Road.

Membership fee is $5. Guests will include Sangamon County GOP Chairman Smith, Springfield Mayor KAREN HASARA; state Sen. LARRY BOMKE; and state Rep. RAYMOND POE. Age of the computer This being the age of the computer, it might be noted that U.S. Rep. JOHN SHIMKUS, R-Collinsville, and a Democrat running against him have a combination of three Internet Web sites among them

 

 

 

 

COUNTY TO SERVE AS ELECTION WATCHDOG

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, December 24, 1996

Author/Byline: LISA KERNEK STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 9

Sangamon County officials are stepping up oversight of elections now that they have absorbed the duties of the Springfield Election Commission.

A new seven-member committee will supervise election spending and procedures, Sangamon County Board Chairman Mary Frances Squires announced Monday.

The body is composed of five Republican and two Democratic county board members, to reflect the predominantly Republican makeup of the 29-member county board, Squires said.

Voters Nov. 5 abolished the bipartisan Springfield Election Commission, turning over responsibility for the city's 139 precincts to the county clerk, an elected partisan post.

The demise of the city agency also prompted calls for establishment of a bipartisan county commission, something that also could be done only by referendum. The earliest that such a ballot measure could be put to voters would be fall 1998. By state law, a county commission would consist of three members appointed by circuit judges, with no more than two belonging to the same political party.

Squires said she opposes formation of a county commission because of the cost of paying the commissioners and their attorneys. The new committee will accomplish the oversight without the expense, she said.

This year, the county contributed nearly $400,000 to the Springfield Election Commission, she noted.

The new committee, which will meet monthly, includes Republicans Andy VanMeter Jr., Andy Goleman, Bob Nadalini, Rosemarie Long and Robert "Bert" Merriam.

Allen Williams and Clyde Bunch are the Democratic members. Both also work for the city and supported Mayor Karen Hasara's campaign to get rid of the Springfield Election Commission, a three-member body set up identically to the proposed county commission.

The seven members represent many geographic reaches of the county, Squires said.

The committee is charged with reviewing spending, approving contracts, monitoring the election budget and guiding election procedures, according to Squires.

State law provides for other means of deciding recounts, including an ad hoc panel consisting of the circuit clerk, county clerk and state's attorney.

Monday's announcement did not sway the plans of a Springfield alderman, Judy Yeager, and a former state legislator, Vickie Moseley, to campaign for a county commission.

"When you look at the expenses of how much the commissioners make in a year . . . that is really such a drop in the bucket," Yeager said.

"What of the county commission are they so afraid of that they're trying to put together this pseudo-commission instead of the real thing?" she asked.

The three Springfield Election Commissioners earned a combined annual salary of $15,500. They oversaw a full-time staff of five, but a county commission would not require a staff because the clerk's office will handle election duties.

"If nothing else, it shows that they're feeling some pressure. But they still haven't gotten the point," Moseley said.

A county commission would be permanent and consistent, she said.

She called the predominantly Republican makeup of the new committee "fairly humorous" and said it does not represent the partisan breakdown of the county, which is "much closer to even."

Van Meter, the chairman of the new committee, said Mondaty he hopes Yeager will "give us a little time to do the job before she starts a commission."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANNIVERSARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, March 23, 2004



Armstead-50th

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Armstead of Springfield celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their children for family and friends.

Armstead and the former Janet Casey were married March 21, 1954.

Mr. Armstead retired from the Springfield Fire Department after 28 years and from the state of Illinois after 13 years. Mrs. Armstead retired from St. John's Hospital.

They are parents of five children,

Barbara Hoecker,

Linda (husband, John) Kulek,

Karrie (husband, Brad) Long and

John Armstead, all of Springfield;

and Michael (wife, Therese) Armstead of Minnesota. There are 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 10, 2000



Long-Jackson

Kimberly Jackson of Collinsville and James Long III of Springfield were married at 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Collinsville by the Rev. John Beveridge.

The bride is the daughter of Ron and Donna Jackson of Collinsville. The groom is the son of Jerry and Mary Parsons of Springfield and

 

James and Renee Long Jr. of Tinley Park.



Serving as matron of honor was Maggie Olson. Bridesmaids were Angie Throm, Teresa Lacek and Heather Brown. Flower girl was Alexis Long.

Best man was Mike Estes. Groomsmen were Bryan Schroeder, Aaron Russell and Matt Jackson. Ringbearer was Benjamin Throm. Ushers were Bob Brown, Richard Reedy and Brad Long .

A reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Collinsville.

The bride is a 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign, and a 1999 graduate of Western University of Health Services. She is employed as a physical therapist in Champaign. The groom is a 1993 graduate of Southeast High School, a 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign and a 2000 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law. He is employed as an attorney for Johnson, Stricklin, Waller and Chiligirls in Decatur.

The couple will reside in Champaign.

 

 

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TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 23, 1995

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 18

Danenberger-Sullivan

Susan Elizabeth Sullivan and

Douglas Dwayne

Danenberger
, both of Springfield, were married at 7 p.m. June 23 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by the Rev. Kevin Sullivan.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Sullivan of New Berlin. The groom is the son of Shearl Herndon and Lyle Danenberger, both of Springfield.

Serving as matron of honor was Stacie Speith, with Carolyn Sullivan serving as maid of honor. Julie Lane and Connie Coady were bridesmaids.

Best man was Ed Ashton. Dave Coady,

 

Reno Bressan

 

and

Brad Long

were groomsmen. Ushers were

 

Kevin Sullivan

 

and Ernie Dannenberger.

A reception was held at the River Ridge Restaurant.

The bride is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy.

She is employed by the state Department of Public Health.

The groom is a graduate of Riverton High School. He is also employed by the

state Department of Public Health.

The couple will live in Springfield

 

 

DURBIN FOE JURGENS HIRES CONSULTING FIRM

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, January 16, 1990

 

. . . . New board members of the Sangamon County Young Republicans are

Jon Broeker,

Donna Chase,

Brad Long ,

David Moody,

Trudi Wise,

Brian Bucklin,

Carol Doerfler,

Ken McCaffrey,

Paul Palozzolo,

Angela Cellini,

Frank Lesko,

Brenda McGuire and

Greg Vespa

 

FIGHT SPURS HOULIHAN CALL FOR K MART BOYCOTT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, February 3, 1989

 

. . . . Members of the board of directors of the Sangamon County Young Republicans are

Jon Broeker,

Carol Cary,

Reggie Davis,

Tom DeMarco,

Ann Glaze,

Mike Kirchoff,

Geno Kohler,

Brad Long ,

Brenda McGuire,

Ray Menendez,

Kevin Ritter,

Joy Stuckey,

Tony Yannone and

Frank Lesko

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 19, 1988



Long-Selby Lori Ann Selby of Sherman and Brian John Long of Springfield were married at 1:30 p.m. May 21. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Olshefsky at St. Cabrini Church in Springfield.

The bride is the daughter of Andy and Barb Selby of Sherman.

Parents of the bridegroom are Jack and Rosemarie Long, 8 Monica Court.

Serving as maid of honor was Tina Selby, and bridesmaids were Dawn McCall, Brenda Stuemke, Tracy Fox, Julie Spradlin and Denise Petrilli. Angela Parkhurst served as flower girl.

Best man was Bill Paries, and Dave Schneller, Burce Beard, Terry Fox, Mark Feleccia and Brad Long served as groomsmen. Ushers were Troy Blasko, Bob Patarozzi, Steve Selby and Jay Timm, with Nicki Clatfelter serving as ringbearer.

A reception was held at Prairie Capitol Convention Center immediately after the ceremony.

The bride, a graduate of Williamsville High School, is employed by

Prairie Capitol Convention Center.

The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by the

state of Illinois.

The couple will live in Springfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sherman mayoral candidates discuss goals

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Author/Byline: HUGH MOORE CORRESPONDENT
Section: LOCAL
Page: 11

SHERMAN - Frank Meredith, who has been village president of Sherman for 20 years, faces a challenge April 17 from Trevor Clatfelter, a four-year member of the village board.

Four candidates also are running for three seats on the village board. Incumbent village clerk Karen Franklin is unopposed.

"During my presidency, Sherman has never had a property tax increase, and my campaigns have always been entirely self-funded," Meredith said. "The completion of the ... underpass connecting Zimmerman Drive at Business 55 and Andrew Road and the extremely low crime rate are also accomplishments I'm proud of."

He said he would like to see a continued pattern of managed growth, particularly commercial.

"I want to work toward increasing pedestrian walkways and upgrading the early warning system as well."

Clatfelter, in addition to his village board post, is deputy director of the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.

"I believe in building consensus and being a team player," he said. "Together with other board members, I helped increase police salaries and created Sherman's first village government Web site. We paid for this with monies saved from cutting telecommunication expenses.

"If elected, I will continue to explore cutting costs, prioritizing services and getting village budgets and audits online."

Clatfelter also says he is proud of helping to reduce village attorney fees by 90 percent.

Meredith said the attorney was paid by the hour for a variety of services, including Illinois Commerce Commission and tax increment finance hearings.

"Board action has been taken to contain such costs in the future," he said.

Running for the village board are

Brian Long ,

Jay Timm, Jeff Mitchell and Tony Horner:



* Long, an incumbent, is a

Teamster for the

Illinois Department of Corrections.

He said he initiated an evaluation process for street workers and helped acquire a two-ton plow truck for Sherman.

"I want to continue working on sidewalk issues and the safe-routes-to-schools program," Long said. "We also need to work harder to get new businesses out here."

* Timm, also an incumbent, is employed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

He worked on the creation of the village Web site and on the increase in payroll for the police.

"I want to continue codifying village ordinances for that site and acquiring new equipment for the street department," Timm said.

* Mitchell, a landscape architect, is seeking his first elective office. For 10 years he was director of small business programs with the state economic development department.

"Sherman should be more aggressive in marketing itself to the business community," Mitchell said. "I think my background in small business will be an asset to our board."

* Horner is water superintendent for the village of Riverton.

"I would like to see more resources for snow removal, slower speed limits in the subdivisions and more community involvement at board meetings," Horner said.

 

 

 

 

Most survey responders say Sherman needs building codes

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Author/Byline: AMANDA REAVY STAFF WRITER amanda.reavy@sj-r.com
Section: LOCAL
Page: 22

SHERMAN - More than 82 percent of residents who completed a recent survey supported establishing a building code to regulate new construction, and that consensus will result in village board action in the next few months, Mayor Trevor Clatfelter said

The lack of a building code has caused headaches for some residents, particularly in an area that takes in the subdivisions of Quail Ridge, Brookside Glen and Prairie at Brookside Glen.

In the survey, more than a quarter of residents identified drainage as a problem in their neighborhoods.

Currently, the village inspects only the "stakeout" on homebuilding sites, Clatfelter said. The stakeout is where the foundation or crawlspace is going to be dug, and the village engineer simply makes sure the home site meets setback criteria.

"We're having nobody look at anything on the back end of the (construction) process, so you're having builders cut corners," Clatfelter said.

For example, instead of paying to have dirt hauled away once a basement has been dug, some builders use the dirt to level off the rest of the yard. That can disrupt drainage swales, he said.

"When a subdivision is engineered, they put in infrastructure and make it drain to all the storm sewers," Clatfelter said. "When houses are built, that's when we experience problems. They're changing the elevation and flow of water.

In some cases, residents say the developer failed to properly engineer the land to begin with.

Scott Siders says this is the case in Quail Ridge. He and his family built their home on Mallard Way in the subdivision just over 10 years ago. He said Ray Larson, Quail Ridge's original developer, didn't engineer the land for appropriate drainage.

"It didn't drain out water during big storms and during the spring and summer," he said. "... A lot of us complained to the developer and a lot of us complained to the former mayor of Sherman and essentially got nowhere.

"We're waiting for the mosquitoes to start flocking in," Siders said.

Larson could not be reached for comment. Local developer Joe Carter has since taken over Quail Ridge.

Pat Capranica, who lives nearby on Ramblewood Lane, said about 8 inches of water has sat in his backyard for two weeks.

"We've had drainage problems from day one. It's not just my yard, it's the whole block," he said.

Village Trustee

Brian Long

 

said Sherman's high water table is partly to blame.

After he was elected mayor last spring, Clatfelter said he received numerous calls from residents complaining about drainage. He then put a moratorium on development in Quail Ridge, Brookside Glen and Prairie at Brookside Glen until underground drainage lines were installed.

Clatfelter said the drainage lines were on the engineering plans, but the former administration never made sure they were put in.

He said he is preparing an ordinance that would require a village engineer to inspect newly built homes before an occupancy permit is issued. "In the next few months, we should have something on the books," he said.

Sherman-based developer Phil Zinn, owner of Zinn Construction, said Clatfelter's proposed occupancy permit is a step in the right direction.

"I'm in favor (of the addition of building codes) as long as the inspection is done in timely fashion," he said.

Both Siders and Capranica said they are relieved more is being done at the village level to address the issue.

"It's an old problem, a historical problem for many of us. The new mayor is on top of it, and the village board is on top of it," Siders said.

 

 

Residents want Sherman to grow, but not too fast / Regulations to control village's recent development top survey

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Author/Byline: AMANDA REAVY STAFF WRITER amanda.reavy@sj-r.com
Section: CITY/STATE
Page: 15

SHERMAN - Most Sherman residents support some type of restriction on burning yard waste.

They also overwhelmingly agree that the growing community of about 3,600 needs a building code to regulate new construction, and want the village to encourage construction of more single-family homes and fewer apartments and duplexes.

Overall, Sherman residents want a steady or slowed growth rate during the next 20 or so years.

They're willing to pay more taxes to improve their schools and create more parks. And most support development of a new shopping area, preferably one that's accessible by foot, and want a grocery store in town, according to a survey distributed to village households late last year.

Those findings, and others, will be used in the first overhaul of Sherman's comprehensive plan since 1982.

"If we've got an actual set of results here that tells us how the town feels, that's a pretty good blueprint for us to how we should move forward as their elected representatives," Mayor Trevor Clatfelter said.

The survey was sent out in November to roughly 1,600 households. Responses came back from nearly half of those homes.

Several village trustees said they were impressed by the response.

"I was just proud, as much as anything else, that the citizens of Sherman care that much," Trustee Nancy Zibutis said.

According to the survey, 64 percent favor restricting the burning of yard waste. Of those, 45.2 percent say they'd prefer an outright ban. Nearby Williamsville banned most burning last fall, but Sherman trustees held off on taking action until they could examine the survey results, Clatfelter said.

Dennis Jones, an 18-year resident of Sherman, said he was surprised at the support for restrictions.

"I thought more people would have voted 'no' on that," he said.

Clatfelter said he wasn't surprised to see that residents favor more moderate, controlled growth.

"We always want to continue to grow, so property values increase, but at a pace where the infrastructure keeps up with the amount of growth you have," he said.

Barbi Walter, owner of Barbi's Styling Studio in Sherman, said many residents hope the village can develop without losing its small-town appeal.

Village Trustee Jay Timm noted that while many new families are coming to Sherman, the survey revealed many other residents have chosen to stay long after their children are raised.

"It's not all just newcomers here. It's people who've lived here for 20-plus years. That, to me, says a lot for a community," Timm said.

Judy Cooper, who moved to Sherman about nine months ago from Chicago, said she'd shop at an in-town grocery store.

"I agree with that (need) 100 percent," she said. "It'd be nice to have something here so we don't have to drive all the way to Wal-Mart (on North Dirksen Parkway in Springfield)."

Walter said she could see several more businesses thriving in Sherman.

"The businesses that are out here already, like the resale shops, do really, really well," she said.

Village officials hope to expand shopping possibilities through the community's tax increment financing district, which provides tax breaks and financial assistance to qualified developers.

"I constantly have discussions with builders and developers, and there are some irons in the fire right now, but the status of the economy slows down things along those lines," Clatfelter said.

Trustee Brian Long noted how many residents rely on Springfield for most of their shopping and dining needs.

"Residents say they all want a grocery store, but ... if people aren't going to support what we have now, it's going to be hard to get other bu-sinesses to come out here," he said.

Clatfelter said the survey also reveals the importance of the Williamsville School District, which includes Williamsville and Sherman, to the village's families

 

 

 

FOR THE RECORD

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, March 13, 2005



Chantel and Brian Long , Springfield, a daughter, Falyn Brianne Long, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005. Grandparents are Tom and Linda Berberet of Springfield and Paul and Diana Long of Galesburg. Great-grandparents are Robert and Dorothy Berberet and Nelson and Liz Blakley, all of Springfield, and Ralph and Lucille Thielbert of Galesburg

 

 

Baran will face Small for mayor of Hillsboro

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, February 26, 2003



Sherman

Trevor Clatfelter emerged as the top vote-getter in the primary for Sherman village trustee with 153 votes. Following him were: Jay Timm (141 votes), Brian Long (102), Doug Cluney (96), John Moseley (71), Chris Walden (70), Tony Horner (48) and Doug Wagner (46).

The six candidates with the most votes Tuesday - Clatfelter, Timm, Long, Cluney, Moseley and Walden - will move to the April 1 general election. Three will be elected.

 

 

CORRECTIONS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, February 27, 2003

Section: CITY/STATE
Page: 8

* Correct vote totals in the Sherman Village Board primary election Tuesday are:

 

Jay Timm, 247 votes;

 

Trevor Clatfelter, 219; Brian Long , 188; Doug Cluney, 174; Chris Walden, 132; John Moseley, 118; Doug Wagner, 70; and Tony Horner, 66. The top six candidates Tuesday - Timm, Clatfelter, Long, Cluney, Walden and Moseley - advance to the April 1 general election.

Incorrect vote totals were reported in Wednesday's State Journal-Register.

* Anyone interested in attending a training session for prospective substitute teachers next week should call 585-8090 for more information and to register.

An incorrect number appeared in a story in Wednesday's State Journal-Register.

The newspaper apologizes for the errors.

Who's on the Fawell list? / They include the proud - and the puzzled

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG and DOUG FINKE STAFF WRITERS
Section: NEWS
Page: 1

They are the elected and connected, the somewhat-known and lesser-known, people who apparently put in good words for jobs or promotions for themselves or for others.

They all ended up on a list released this week at the federal corruption trial of Scott Fawell, chief of staff to George Ryan when Ryan was Illinois secretary of state. Fawell, who is accused of diverting state resources to campaign use, was campaign manager when Ryan was elected governor in 1998.

Compiled during part of Ryan's term as secretary of state, which lasted from 1991 to 1999, the list, with more than 1,100 entries, indicates who sponsored whom for jobs, who were the staff contacts, what positions were involved, grades from employment tests and a "status" column with candid comments about some applicants.

Being put on the list as a sponsor or job seeker apparently was deliberate at times and haphazard at others. Many people didn't get the jobs they sought. Some people on the list say they have no idea how they got there. Others think they may have mentioned a job situation to a Ryan staffer. Some of those named say they are proud to be there.

"We need to help our people - people we think are qualified, loyal people," said Claudio Pecori, president of the Springfield-based Illinois Evening Republican Club, which has about 1,400 members. "And if we can help them, that's the name of the game."

Pecori appears on the list more than 15 times. He said he hadn't been aware such a list existed, but he had no problems with it.

"How could I be offended if I try to help?" he said.

Gene Callahan of Springfield, chief of staff to then-U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, D-Ill., is listed as a sponsor a couple of times, once on behalf of Steve Logue, who now runs the Nelson Center for the Springfield Park District.

Callahan, who considers Logue a "very good public servant," acknowledged calling Fawell. However, "I could never get Fawell to return my call," he said, and Logue didn't get a secretary of state job.

Callahan also wrote Ryan seeking a position for Vern Eyre, a longtime friend and "very qualified" state worker who needed a few more years for his pension. Ryan hired Eyre.

"My idea of politics and life is you help your friends all you ethically can, and I make no apologies," Callahan said. Courts will decide if Fawell is a crook, Callahan added, but "I'm saying he was a very poor public servant because he didn't return phone calls."

U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill., has been harshly critical of Ryan in recent years - but he also is shown as sponsor for a woman named Chris Bondi, who the list indicates was seeking an increase in pay grade.

Brian Stoller, spokesman for Fitzgerald, said Bondi, a volunteer and friend, had told the then-state senator she was being harassed at her secretary of state post. "She wanted to be transferred to a different facility," Stoller said.

"Only in the peculiar world of the secretary of state under George Ryan was every contact to an office viewed as a political chit," Stoller said.

Legislative leaders and lawmakers of both parties are listed as making requests, as are rank-and-file lawmakers from each party.

House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, is listed as the sponsor of seven people. Three of them are currently on the secretary of state payroll.

"I've got nothing to say about it," Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said.

Senate President Emil Jones Jr., D-Chicago, was listed as sponsoring nine people for jobs or promotions, including his son, Emil Jones III, who got a position in the secretary of state's office. He is now employed by the Department of Employment Security, according to state records.

Jones spokeswoman Cindy Davidsmeyer said Jones doesn't recall several of the people he supposedly sponsored, but there's no question he has helped constituents with jobs.

"I think you'll find with any legislator, they receive calls from constituents regarding jobs in state government," she said.

House Republican Leader Tom Cross, R-Oswego, recalled trying to help a constituent get a promotion in the secretary of state's police force.

"He wanted to move up the ranks," Cross said. "He didn't get the job."

Cross said he's also made calls to help constituents with private-sector jobs or get into law or graduate school.

"I don't think it is improper to recommend someone who is qualified," he said. "I don't try to lean on people. If you start trying to lean on someone, then you have trouble."

Some of the notes on the list appear sarcastic, such as "test till it hurts" alongside the name of someone apparently recommended by Jones, and "can't pass a test/idiot" in the case of someone listed as being backed by then-Senate President James "Pate" Philip, R-Wood Dale.

Sangamon County GOP Chairman Irv Smith is shown as making several recommendations, including ones for Sangamon County Board members Craig Hall and Dennis Wieland.

Hall's father, Dick Hall, was still the county board member in the family when the request was made for the younger Hall, as the "father-dick" notation would indicate. But the younger Hall said he didn't know of the request, and he never worked for the secretary of state. He works for the Department of Transportation.

Wieland said he has been a stationary engineer with the state for a dozen years. Smith put in a good word for him to become an assistant chief engineer, but the promotion, which needed to go through a union local, did not happen, he said.

Rosemarie Long, another county board member, is listed as pushing her son, Brian, for a job as a stationary fireman, another name for people who run heating systems in state buildings. But it turns out the pitch apparently came from her husband, Jack Long. He has such a job and talked to a union representative about getting his son a similar position. Brian Long works for the Department of Corrections.

Smith used to work for Ryan, retiring in 1993 as acting director of the index department. But he downplayed his clout in the office.

"They don't listen to me up there," Smith said, saying he didn't like working for Fawell.

"I just was not going to accept Scott Fawell as being the boss," Smith said, adding that's why he's not on the list very often.

Many recommendations were made by the late Lynda Lee Ladley (then Lynda Long), who was a top aide to Ryan for years, and many others were made by "GHR," which are Ryan's initials.


Former state Rep. Gwenn Klingler, R-Springfield, state Sen. Vince Demuzio, D-Carlinville, state Sen. Larry Bomke, R-Springfield, and U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria, are among others on the list, as are Secretary of State Jesse White and former Democratic U.S. Sens. Paul Simon and Alan Dixon.

State Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield, reacted Tuesday to a notation on the list that he had sponsored "numerous knuckleheads" for jobs.

"If he (Fawell) thinks honest, hardworking Springfield people are knuckleheads, I disagree with him," Poe said. "These are people that serve in state government and want to work hard."

Janis Cellini, who handled personnel matters for Gov. Jim Edgar, and her brother, Bill Cellini, who is treasurer of the Sangamon County GOP, also appear on the list.

Zale Glauberman of Springfield, a consultant and lobbyist and longtime friend of Ryan, said his job references - including one for a son of Glauberman's to do summer work - also included Russian Jews who had emigrated to Springfield.

Glauberman, who was chief lobbyist and patronage chief for Gov. Jim Thompson, said it's natural for politicians to keep lists.

"I think it's a record-keeping mechanism," he said. "Nobody can remember it all."

 

 

 

 

 

WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 8, 2002



Ryan-Phillips

Courtney Rai Phillips and Steven Paul Ryan, both of Franklin, were married at 3 p.m. Nov. 2, 2002, at First Christian Church in Jacksonville by the Rev. John Kee.

The bride is the daughter of Dale and Tami Phillips of Waverly. The groom is the son of Kelly and Linda Ryan of Franklin.

Serving as maid of honor was Whitney Phillips. Bridesmaids were Alisha Ryan, Melissa Fairless, Amaya Lowder and Kimmie Ryan. Bride's attendant was Emily Copelin. Flower girl was Elyse Copelin. Guest book attendant was Kari Johnson. Pianist was Julie Close. Soloist was Amanda Stevens. Additional attendants were Amy Fromme and Macenzie Barnard.

Best man was Kyle Seymour. Groomsmen were Justin Fromme, Andy Fairless,

Brian Long

and Eric Copelin. Ring bearers were Broc Phillips and Jonathon Fairless. Ushers were Greg Blackorby, Trevor Fromme and Patrick Phillips.

A reception was held at the American Legion in Waverly.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of Waverly High School and a 2001 graduate of Lincoln Land Community College. She is a full-time student at the University of Illinois at Springfield majoring in elementary education. The groom graduated from Franklin High School in 1997 and from Lincoln Land Community College in 2000. He is employed by the state Department of Corrections as a correctional officer.

The couple will live in Franklin

 

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Tapscott-Hurley

Amanda Hurley and Trevor Tapscott, both of Pleasant Plains, were married at 3 p.m. Oct. 19, 2002, at First Christian Church by the Rev. Becky Sundquist.

The bride is the daughter of Michael and Patricia Hurley of Springfield. The groom is the son of Ann Tapscott and Kenny Tapscott, both of Pleasant Plains.

Serving as matron of honor was Machelle Edmiston. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Jennings, Amy White and Brooke Tapscott. Flower girl was Morgan Hurley.

Best man was Travis Tapscott. Groomsmen were Jesse Stewart, Michael Hurley Jr. and Brandon Long. Ring bearer was Hunter Tapscott. Ushers were Derek Patterson and Jeff Edmiston.

A reception was held at the Eagles Club.

The couple will live in Pleasant Plains

 

 

TITLE: PREPSPOTLIGHT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, August 7, 1997



Franklin's Long headed to IC JACKSONVILLE -- Brian Long , a football and basketball standout from Franklin High School, will enroll at Illinois College and play football for the Blueboys.

Long played linebacker and end for New Berlin's co-op football team, earning two letters and most valuable player honors his junior and senior seasons. Long also was a four-time letter winner for Franklin's basketball team.

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 1, 1996



Tomlin-Pitts Cynthia Rae Pitts and Allen Lee Tomlin, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Third Presbyterian Church by the Rev. H. Warren Wilkewitz.

The bride is the daughter of Charles and Mary Choate of Springfield. The groom is the son of Fred and Judy Tomlin of Athens.

Serving as maid of honor was Kathy Feleccia, with Lore Schone as bridesmaid. Flower girl was Cecily Pitts.

Serving as best man was Mike Tomlin, with Brian Long as groomsman. Ushers were Michael Tomlin and Greg Blasko. Ringbearer was Jason Schone.

A reception was held at the Eagles Club.

The bride is a graduate of Wentzville RIV School District in Missouri. She is employed by the Sangamon County zoning department. The groom is a graduate of Athens High School. He is employed by Performance Dodge service department.

The couple will live in Springfield

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 22, 1989

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 48

Melvin--McCall Dawn Rene McCall and Keith Melvin, both of Fort Myers, Fla., were married

at noon Sept. 16 at St. Aloysius Church in Springfield, with the Rev.

Robert Franzen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Carol McCall, 1800 Camden St. The groom is the son of Don and Maebelle Wilson of Fort Myers, Fla.

Matron of honor was Lori Long. Bridesmaids were Rita Williams, Sheila Spangler, Angela Melvin and Lisa Melvin. Flower girl was Nicole Williams.

Best man was Terry Melvin. Groomsmen were Mitch Melvin and Greg Seckler. Ushers were Monty Williams and Brian Long .

A reception was held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

The bride is a graduate of Lanphier High. The groom, a graduate of Fort Myers High School, is owner of the Fort Myers Discount Furniture Store.

They will live in Fort Myers, Fla.

 

 

 

 

Selvaggio

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 11, 1988



Schneller-Shea Barbara Ann Shea of Springfield and David Mark Schneller of Decatur were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Aug. 13. The Rev. John Ossola performed the ceremony at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.

The bride's parents are Mrs. Hermina Shea, 67 Drawbridge Road, and the late Fred C. Shea. The bridegroom's parents are Stephen and Carol Schneller of Decatur.

Serving as maid of honor was Andrea Selvaggio. Bridesmaids were Joan Shea, Mary Shea, Darcy Schneller and Angela Antonacci.

Best man was James Carlberg. Groomsmen were Brian Long , Warren Hutcheson and John Schneller. Ushers were John Crisp and Bill Paries.

A reception was held at Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield, following the ceremony.

The bride is a graduate of Ursuline Academy and Illinois State University. The bridegroom is graduate of Griffin High School and Lincoln Land Community College. He is currently assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, N.C. The couple will reside in Fayetteville, N.C.

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 20, 1986



Long-Landis Sharon Ann Landis and Bradley James Long, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 1 p.m. June 28. The ceremony was held at the Washington Park rose garden.

The bride is the daughter of Jeannette Landis of 927 N. Ninth St. and the late Robert Landis. The bridegroom is the son of Jack and Rosemarie Long of 8 Monica Court.

Maid of honor was

Jeannie Albanese.

Bridesmaids were

Theresa Judd,

Susan Esslinger and Joella Landis. Valerie Landis served as flower girl.

Best man was Doug Dannenberger. Serving as groomsmen were

Brian Long ,

Greg Blasko and Don Landis. Ushers were

Mike Feleccia and Bill Pairies, with

Rick Endres serving as ringbearer.

A reception was held at the Blue Pelican Hall.

The bride is employed by National Super Markets. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by the Department of Revenue.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

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Saputo

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 6, 1986



VanDerWal-Beavers Sonja L. Beavers and Robert W. VanDerWal, both of Springfield, exchanged wedding vows at 6:30 p.m. June 6. The ceremony was held at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Beavers of 110 N. Daniel. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud VanDerWal of 3408 E. Enos Ave.

Serving as maid of honor was Tina Gettings, with Arlene Howard, Jackie Walace, Angie McIntyre, Dawn VanDerWal and Deanna Beavers serving as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Lisa Clark.

Best man was Robie Strayer. Brian Long , Curtis Howard, Russell Suputo, Bud VanDerWal Jr. and Jody Boggas served as groomsmen. Ushers were Joe O'Connor, Matt Cutcher, Jamie Gettings and Jeff Carter.

A reception was held at Fiesta Hall.

The bride is a graduate of Lanphier High School. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by Bud's Clear Lake Super Mart Inc.

They will reside in Springfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg blasko

 

 

*Blasko/long – Wieland – SCB –

 

see Wieland and long at spfld township

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 7, 1993



Wieland-Hoyt Jill Renee Hoyt and Steven Eugene Wieland, both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at Southside Christian Church by Bob Green.

The bride is the daughter of Kathy Spainhour of Springfield and James B. Hoyt of Girard.

 

The groom is the son of Dennis and Shirley Wieland of Springfield.



Serving as matron of honor was Stacy Fitzsimmons. Bridesmaids were Kelly Hildebrand, Robin Nyilas, Brenda Hoyt and Cindy Hoyt. Flower girl was Maggie Montgomery.

Best man was Dennis Wieland.

Groomsmen were Christopher Wieland, Micheal Armstrong, Bill Graham and John Ferguson. Ushers were Mark Spainhour and Greg Blasko . Ringbearer was Jeff Montgomery. A reception was held at the DAV Club.

The bride is a graduate of Lanphier High School. The groom is a graduate of Riverton High School. They both are employed by the state Department of Public Aid.

The couple will live in Springfield

 

Carmean was from Berwyn?

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 10, 1988


Carmean-Corine Caryn Rae Corine and William James Carmean Jr., both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 1 p.m. June 4. The ceremony was held at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

The bride is the daughter of Carolyn Kubiak of San Bernardino, Calif., and Richard Corine of Auburn.

 

The bridegroom is the son of Carole Carmean, 3233 Mars, and William Carmean of Berwyn.



Serving as maid of honor was Patti Carmean, with Denise Kubiak, Kerri Veara, Laura Menghini and Peggy Bates serving as bridesmaids.

Best man was Greg Blasko , and serving as groomsmen were Dave Pfieffer, Lane Ingram, Dan Menghini and Glenn Bates. Larry Christi and Mike Stevens served as ushers.

A reception was held at On Broadway.

The bride, a graduate of Auburn High School, is a student at Lincoln Land Community College. She is employed by Horace Mann Insurance Co. The bridegroom, a graduate of Lanphier High School, is employed as an electrician for Mansfield Electric Co.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 4, 1987



Menghini-Pittman Laura Leigh Pittman and Danny Paul Menghini, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 20. The Revs. Robert Franzen and Robert Becker officiated the ceremony at St. Aloysius Church.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Palm of 2309 Sangamon Ave. and

 

Mr. Robert Pittman of 120 E. Hazel Dell.

 

The bridegroom is the son of Mrs.

Helen Menghini of 1728 N. 22nd St. and Mr. Dan Menghini of 2029 Cambridge Road.

Serving as matron of honor was Tina Pittman. Bridesmaids were Laura Bedford, Chris Milbrandt, Kim Griffin, Nancy Tatera andDianna Seiwert. Serving as flower girls were Amber Pittman, Desiree and Darcy Kessler and Dawn Taplin.

Best man was Bill Carmean. Groomsmen were Dave Pfieffer, Glen Bates, Bob Dueker, Dennis Kessler and Bob Pittman. Ushers were Greg Blasko and Whitney Burnett.

A reception was held after the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

The bride is a graduate of Lanphier High School and Illinois State University. She is employed by Riverton Elementary School. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by Menco Corp.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 20, 1986



Long-Landis Sharon Ann Landis and Bradley James Long, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 1 p.m. June 28. The ceremony was held at the Washington Park rose garden.

The bride is the daughter of Jeannette Landis of 927 N. Ninth St. and the late Robert Landis. The bridegroom is the son of Jack and Rosemarie Long of 8 Monica Court.

Maid of honor was Jeannie Albanese. Bridesmaids were Theresa Judd, Susan Esslinger and Joella Landis. Valerie Landis served as flower girl.

Best man was Doug Dannenberger. Serving as groomsmen were Brian Long, Greg Blasko and Don Landis. Ushers were Mike Feleccia and Bill Pairies, with Rick Endres serving as ringbearer.

A reception was held at the Blue Pelican Hall.

The bride is employed by National Super Markets. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by the Department of Revenue.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 22, 1986

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 38

Ingram-Jaynes Dor

Dana Elizabeth Jaynes of Athens and Lane David Ingram of Springfield

were united in marriage at 6 p.m. May 23. Dr. Roger Rominger performed the ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Springfield.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jaynes of Athens. The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ingram of 5050 Browning Road.

Maid of honor was Deidre Morrow. Kim Smith, Kathy Ethell, Julie Emmerich, Cindy Janovic and Jennifer Wells served as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Tiffany Morrow.

Serving as best man was Mark Woollen, with Van and Ron Ingram, Bill Carmean and Jeff Jaynes serving as groomsmen. Ushers were Bob Beezley and Greg Blasko , with Joshua Jaynes serving as rinbearer.

A reception was held at the Eagles Club after the ceremony.

The bride, a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and the University of Missouri at Columbia, is employed by Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois. The bridegroom, a graduate of Lanphier High School, is employed by R.W. Ingram and Sons.

The couple will reside in the Springfield area

 

 

 

 

Blasko – carmean –

 

Cocaine – lenny

 

Television discovers the 'Lake Club ghost' / Show airs tonight on cable channel

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, December 9, 2005

Author/Byline: CHRIS DETTRO STAFF WRITER
Section: NEWS
Page: 1

Call it the ghost of Christmas parties past. Or just call it Rudy the bartender, the "Lake Club ghost."

Whatever its moniker, the spirit that is said to have haunted the Lake Club, Springfield's once-great nightclub, during the 1970s is the subject of a one-hour Discovery Channel program at 9 p.m. today on Insight cable channel 31. "The Lake Club Horror" is one in a series titled "A Haunting ..." produced for the Discovery Channel by New Dominion Pictures.

Back in the heyday of nightclubs during the 1940s and '50s, the Lake Club, 2840 Fox Bridge Road, was one of the hottest spots between St. Louis and Chicago. Its stage featured such big-name acts Lawrence Welk, Pearl Bailey, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald and Bob Hope.

In a secret back room behind a steel door, patrons could shoot craps or play cards for money.

The gambling income helped pay for the top acts, but in the mid-1950s, a state trooper managed to get into the gambling room and acquire enough evidence to justify a raid on the place a few days later.

In the raid, police seized dice, playing cards, IOUs, records and a 750-pound pool table that had been converted for use as a craps table.

The club was never quite the same after that. Combined with tax problems, changing social and entertainment scenes and other things, owners Harold Henderson and Hugo Giovagnoli closed the club's doors in 1968.

In the 1970s, a new set of operators - Tom Blasko and Bill Carmean - began to notice strange things going on at the club, which they had reopened as a rock/disco venue.

People said they noticed an eerie, cold chill. They claimed they had heard footsteps when there was no one around to make them. And glasses purportedly would rise up on their own from the bar or tables and fly across the room.

Blasko, who still lives in Springfield, said he witnessed glasses flying, doors opening and closing inexplicably and tablecloths fly off of tables.

Musicians told Blasko their instruments went in and out of tune for no reason, and hair dryers in the dressing rooms turned on and off while unattended.

But the "ghost" was less of a horror than it was disconcerting.

"Carmean had a big police dog that would come to the club with him," Blasko said. "It would cower whenever the thing was around.

"More than anything, we just didn't know what it was."

One night in 1979, waitress Barb Lard said she saw over the back bar the head of a man, just hanging there in space. The apparition supposedly told Lard that one of the owners was going to die, and a few weeks later, Henderson, who along with Giovagnoli still owned the building, did die.

Blasko and Carmean showed Lard pictures from the Lake Club's past, and in one of them, Lard said she saw the person who had spoken to her.

Albert "Rudy" Cranor had been a bartender at the Lake Club during the 1950s.

A heavy man with white hair, Cranor committed suicide in 1968 with a high-powered rifle in a back room at the club.

Following Henderson's death, Blasko went to a class reunion and saw the Rev. Gary Dilley, a Springfield native now living in Texas. Blasko told Dilley about the phenomena, and he agreed to go to the club and check it out.

He ultimately asked two other priests to go into the club with him, bless all the rooms and ask that any spirits be put to rest.

Rudy was heard from no more, and the Lake Club itself burned to the ground in 1992.

Bill Carmean Jr. said he and Greg Blasko , Tom's son, had one strange encounter when they were both in their teens and their respective fathers were operating the club as the Sober Duck Disco.

"Tom was doing the books one time after they had closed up, and around midnight or 1 a.m., we heard someone on the other side of a wall wearing hard-soled shoes, and then heard the piano like somebody had just walked by and hit all the keys," Carmean Jr. said.

"No one was near that room behind the wall, and we all had on tennis shoes," he said. "We didn't stay too long after that."

Blasko said a woman from New Dominion told him she had read about the Lake Club ghost in a couple of books, including "Haunted Illinois" by Troy Taylor.

Blasko said he gave several photos and other memorabilia to New Dominion when representatives came to Springfield this summer to interview him. Carmean was flown in from Florida, where he now lives.

The producers also interviewed Dilley and Lard, who now lives in Chicago.

"They went out and took pictures of the vacant lot (where the Lake Club once stood) and other places around town," Blasko said. "They said they wanted to try and re-create it as close as they could."

Bill Carmean Jr. said his father was taken off guard by the television producer's interest in the Lake Club.

"Who would have thought, 30 years later ...," Carmean Jr. said.

Caption: The Lake Club, a hot night spot in the 1940s and '50s, burned in 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 1, 1996



Tomlin-Pitts Cynthia Rae Pitts and Allen Lee Tomlin, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Third Presbyterian Church by the Rev. H. Warren Wilkewitz.

The bride is the daughter of Charles and Mary Choate of Springfield. The groom is the son of Fred and Judy Tomlin of Athens.

Serving as maid of honor was Kathy Feleccia, with Lore Schone as bridesmaid. Flower girl was Cecily Pitts.

Serving as best man was Mike Tomlin, with Brian Long as groomsman. Ushers were Michael Tomlin and Greg Blasko . Ringbearer was Jason Schone.

A reception was held at the Eagles Club.

The bride is a graduate of Wentzville RIV School District in Missouri. She is employed by the Sangamon County zoning department. The groom is a graduate of Athens High School. He is employed by Performance Dodge service department.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 2, 1996



Garner-Aldrich Lisa Aldrich and Chris Andrew Garner, both of Springfield, were married at 5:30 p.m. April 13 at Hope Evangelical Free Church by the Rev. Bill Shereos.

The bride is the daughter of Charles William Aldrich of Ravenna, Ohio, and Geraldine Hawkins of Glenarm. The groom is the son of Patricia Garner of Mechanicsburg and the late Bud Garner.

Serving as maid of honor was Robyn Varady. Cheryl Garner, Andrea Weiss, Kristina Kress and Lorie Reeves were bridesmaids. Flower girl was Ashley Weiss. Ringbearer was Kimberly Garner.

Best man was Gary Garner. Greg Blasko , Mike Mann, Tony Vieira and Brad Menezes were groomsmen. Ushers were Glen and Clifford Garner.

A reception was held at Four Seasons Sports Complex.

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and attended Sangamon State University. She is Ashley Blake of Lite Rock 99 WNNS. The groom is a graduate of Illinois State University. He is self-employed at Four Seasons Sports Complex.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric long is gary long son – ISP

 

 

 

Long-Steffen

 

Michelle Annette Steffen of Bloomington and Eric Bradley Long of Lincoln were married at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

 

The bride is the daughter of Russell and Mary Steffen of Lincoln. The groom is the son of Gary and Karen Long of Lincoln.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Nicole Steffen. Bridesmaids were Jaime Westen, Amy Bosse, Jodi Hopkins, Leslie Singleton and Tami Long . Flower girl was Ashley Steffen.

 

Best man was Devin Dalpoas. Groomsmen were Thomas Redding, Troy Brown, Phil Langley, Tyler Franz and Tony Schilling. Ushers were Nathan Steffen and Jason and Adam Osborn.

 

A reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln.

 

The bride is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. She is employed by Afni Inc. in Bloomington. The groom attended Illinois State University. He is employed by AgLand FS in New Holland.

 

The couple will reside in Bloomington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long fam – SCSO –

 

mike long is related to rosemarie long

 

 

and see feleccia at jail – Grandview PD – (note here carlock) and that long represents 10th dist at SCB – Grandview –

 

 

Mike long – compare long fam –

 

see also steil – van hoos

 

 

 

Note –

 

Bishop – LGPD - uis soccer – gay rumors bad –

 

Shymansky – cold busted – garrett – Petersburg

 

Mike long – Jerome PD – long fam

 

 

Compare also steil, van hoos – pattern/culture shows that influential political parents place offspring in police, where they behave with impunity

 

Bishop at “gayrumorsbad”

 

Shymansky at “scsodefendants”

 

Rosemarie long at “northendrepublicans”

 

5 NEW DEPUTIES JOIN SANGAMON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, December 11, 1998

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 13

Five people have recently joined the Sangamon County sheriff's office as deputies, bringing the total number on the force to 75. Those hired took

the place of others who had either retired or left for other jobs.

The new deputies are: o

 

Mike Bishop, 39, of Springfield, who began on Aug. 3, was formerly employed by the Leland Grove Police Department and attended Lincoln Land Community College. o

 

Mark Garst, 26, of Springfield was formerly employed by the state of Illinois, graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in history and attended Drake University School of Law. He began with the department on Oct. 1. o Eric Knowski, 36, of Springfield also began with the force on Oct. 1. He worked for The Club Fitness Center before becoming a deputy and is a graduate of Illinois College with a bachelor's in accounting and business administration. o

 

Mike Long , 30, of Lincoln used to be a Jerome police officer and began with the sheriff's department on Dec. 7. He is a graduate of Lincoln College. o

 

Shad Shymansky, 28, of Springfield started his job on Oct. 5. He was formerly employed by Garrett Aviation and attended Illinois Benedictine College and Lincoln Land Community College.

Caption: Bishop / Garst / Knowski / Long / Shymansky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM “DWD7” SITE –

 

 

MARK BURGE is best man to bill kraus

 

 

The bride’s father is

jim foster

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 6, 1986

Kraus-Foster Penny Doniece Foster and

 

William C. Kraus Jr.,

 

both of Springfield, exchanged marriage vows at noon June 14. The Rev. John Peters officiated the ceremony at St. Joseph's Church.

The bride's parents are

 

James and Maxine Foster

 

of Springfield.

 

The bridegroom is the son of

William and Marilyn Kraus.

Serving as matron of honor was Lorna Campbell. Karen Beall and Karen Kraus served as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Crissy Beall.

Best man was

 

Mark Burge.

Serving as groomsmen were Gary Arnold and Dan Reynolds. Ushers were James Foster and Donald Kraus, with Sean Pidcock serving as ringbearer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, May 15, 2005



William J. Kraus

SPRINGFIELD - William "Billy" James Kraus, 20, of Springfield died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at St. John's Hospital.

He was born Dec. 30, 1984, in Springfield, the son of William Carl Jr. and Penny Foster Kraus.

Mr. Kraus graduated from Glenwood High School in 2003. He was a cook at the Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center.

Survivors: parents, Penny Kraus and William Kraus, both of Springfield; sister, Emily Kraus of Springfield; grandparents, Jim and Maxine Foster and William and Marilyn Kraus, all of Springfield; great-grandmother, Ruth T. Kraus of Springfield; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and companion, Jacqueline De Ley of Rochester

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, December 7, 2005



Maxine Foster

SPRINGFIELD - Maxine Foster , 70, of Springfield, formerly of Pleasant Plains, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at St. John's Hospital.

She was born April 21, 1935, in Pleasant Plains, the daughter of Joseph and Erma Lowe Beard. She married James R. Foster in 1952.

Mrs. Foster was a homemaker.

Survivors: husband, James; five daughters, Lorna Kerchowski, Karen (husband, Paul) Beall, Tammy Carstens and Penny Kraus, all of Springfield, and Cindy (husband, Steven) Doerfler of Sherman; son, Jimmy (wife, Michelle) Foster of Belle Plaine, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bernice Henley and Evelyn (husband, Andy) Leinum, both of Springfield, Lorene (husband, William) Ratliff of Ashland and Gladys Whitman of Pennsylvania; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diann Hoagland killed – one shot in chest, one shot in head

 

Husband is butch Hoagland, sister is Geraldine marnelli of spfld

 

Butch Hoagland is former prez of Ashland school board

 

Bill roscetti’s mother’s name is Theresa marnelli roscetti

 

Bill roscetti father – ufcw – Kroger – meat cutter – bommarito – riv kc’s – marnelli – mettie funk -

 

Roscetti – Jennings - sullivan

 

Rebbe – apl/sharmin – jett – apl= nudo/britt/sherrock

 

Rebbe – roscetti – roman cultural

 

Rebbe – abc – cwlp – sfd – apl – fs jax – rebbe minder

 

Hoogland - 420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoagland looks like hired killing –

 

 

 

Morgan County murder remains under investigation

 

By Anonymous

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Posted Aug 21, 2010 @ 04:13 AM

Last update Aug 21, 2010 @ 05:15 AM

Morgan County authorities Friday continued to investigate tips as they search for the killer of a rural Alexander woman.

Diann Hoagland, 54, was shot outside her home in the 2800 block of Beilschmidt Road on Wednesday.

Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack said items were stolen from the Hoaglands’ home, although he declined to say what they were.

The stolen items gave no indication as to whether more than one person was involved, Duvendack said. Authorities believe the house was unlocked at the time.

They are searching for a white pickup truck that was seen at the home.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 245-6103.

 

 

 

Neighbors uneasy in wake of fatal shooting

Jacksonville Journal-Courier (IL) - Friday, August 20, 2010

Author/Byline: Maria Nagle, Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.
Section: State and regional

Aug. 20--Waves of fear are rippling through Morgan County's communities as authorities look for answers in the fatal shooting of a rural Alexander resident.

Diann Hoagland is believed to have been shot to death after interrupting a burglary at her home.

"People obviously are concerned right now and upset," Sheriff Randy Duvendack said.

Duvendack said he can't recall in his 35 years with the Morgan County Sheriff's Department that anyone had ever been killed while interrupting a burglary.

"Obviously, this is not the routine," he said. "The typical burglar that gets interrupted will run. Somebody willing to do this tells you a little bit about that person."

Some calls have come in after Duvendack issued a public appeal Wednesday for residents in eastern Morgan County -- especially the Ashland and Alexander areas -- and in western Sangamon County to contact authorities if they saw anything unusual.

"I'm sure everybody, particularly in the eastern part of the county, have their doors locked," Duvendack said. "I'm sure there are a lot of people paying extra attention to their houses."

Some people have called and said they're uncomfortable about entering their house without an officer or because they couldn't remember if they had left their doors unlocked or windows open.

"That's justifiable," Duvendack said. "Your home is your castle and your want to feel safe. Something like this just shakes the community, and rightfully so."

 

 

1 shot chest/head = calling card

 

If she was shot from across the room, that would be one thing, if she was shot at point blank range that would suggest that the intent was not simply to evade capture but to take her life and that burglary was just cover.

 

Lots of symbolism in some killings intended to send a “message”, here it appears the name might suggest such an intent. See also “ag-land” or “agriculture land” a farm supply outlet.

 

Such a killing would require approval from the leadership level of organized crime in the region and suggests the beginning of a new phase of conflict in the area. It could be nothing, it could be something.

 

If the the killing was intended to discourage cooperation with ongoing investigation into political corruption and the influence of organized crime in springfield, then the name might be important – here suggesting key factors, DIA, and “ag land”. Compare other individuals, potential informants, netznik, saladino, carlock, nudo et al.

 

Morgan County authorities searching for white pickup truck

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, August 19, 2010

Author/Byline: AMANDA REAVY, THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
Section: breaking

ALEXANDER - Morgan County authorities are looking for a white pickup truck in connection with the shooting death of a woman in the yard of her rural Alexander home Wednesday.

They believe Diann Hoagland , 54, might have interrupted a burglary when she was killed.

The sheriff's office has received a report of another burglary in that area, Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack said. Deputies are asking surrounding police agencies if they've experienced similar crimes.

Duvendack said Hoagland was shot once in the chest and once in head.

No arrests have been made, and no weapon has been recovered.

"We're still looking for a suspect vehicle. We're interested in a white pickup," Duvendack said.

He didn't have information on a possible year, make or model for the truck. Authorities also don't know if more than one person was involved.

"We've been receiving a lot of calls. Nothing that's going to lead to an immediate arrest. A lot of people are reporting vehicles and suspicious activities," he said. "As we get leads, we're trying to follow up on them as quickly as possible."

The murder took place in the 2800 block of Beilschmidt Road, which lies in a farming community where nearby homes are typically a mile or so apart.

Authorities said Hoagland spoke to her husband by cell phone about 11 a.m. Wednesday. She told him she had been walking in the area and that a vehicle was in their driveway as she returned home.

Her husband thought little of it, believing the vehicle to be a rural water vehicle that routinely stops in the area.

Hoagland's husband found her body when he returned home just before noon.

Duvendack said another burglary was reported in the area shortly after authorities responded to Hoagland's residence.

"We received a report of a man who came home from lunch and found his house had been broken into. That was just a few miles southeast of there," he said.

Duvendack said authorities don't know if the burglary is related to the killing, but it's a possibility.

Morgan County authorities are working with Illinois State Police and with surrounding police agencies, including the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office and Ashland police.

"We're talking to anybody who may have some information or may have had some kind of similar case or some kind of burglary in the area," he said. "That's going to be a big part of this investigation."

Meanwhile, the shooting has disrupted an otherwise quiet community.

"This is a very unusual case for us I don't think we've had a murder in Morgan County in that area in over 30 years," he said. "Most of our murders we deal with, usually the suspects are known to you fairly quickly and a lot of times it's a domestic case.

"This appears to be as reported, a burglary that she possibly interrupted."

 

 

Shooting victim might have walked in on burglary

Jacksonville Journal-Courier (IL) - Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Author/Byline: Maria Nagle, Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.
Section: State and regional

Aug. 18--Authorities said a woman found dead Wednesday in the front yard of a Morgan County residence might have been shot when she interrupted a burglary at her home near Alexander.

Diann Hoagland , 54, was found dead by her husband in the front yard at 2884 Beilschmidt Road shortly before noon.

"It appears to be foul play and a shooting death. There are obvious wounds," Sheriff Randy Duvendack said. He declined to say how many times the woman had been shot or where.

The woman goes for a walk every day and it is possible she returned while a burglary was taking place, Duvendack said.

She had spoken by cell phone to her husband "who was off somewhere, I believe on a farm implement, and came home and found her." The sheriff declined to say what their conversation was about.

Authorities are investigating a burglary on Kern Road, several miles southeast of the homicide location.

"Officers are over there, but whether or not it is related I can't speculate at this point," Duvendack said.

An Illinois State Police crime scene technician arrived about 1:15 p.m. State's Attorney Chris Reif spent about 50 minutes at the residence.

Duvendack asked that those in eastern Morgan County -- especially the Ashland and Alexander areas -- and those in western Sangamon County contact local authorities if they saw anything unusual Wednesday.

"Just anything. A stranger knocked on your door to ask something out of the ordinary, a burglary -- please call your local law enforcement," Duvendack said.

The sheriff said officers, including Illinois State Police investigators, canvassed the area for information.

"We wanted to make sure that we got every door knocked on at least in the general area," Duvendack said.

Relatives who arrived on the scene were kept at the end of the long drive leading to the house until after the woman's body was removed to be taken by the coroner's office to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, where an autopsy is to be conducted today.

Buchanan-Cody Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

ORIGINAL POST: 2010-08-18 12:59 p.m.

UPDATED (2010-08-18 13:59) with confirmation of foul play suspected, details about manner of homicide.

UPDATED (2010-08-18 16:31) with possible burglary connection, request for public assistance.

UPDATED (2010-08-18 22:55) with full rewrite.

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(c) 2010, Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.

Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

 

 

Alexander homicide victim had been shot twice, authorities say

Jacksonville Journal-Courier (IL) - Thursday, August 19, 2010

Author/Byline: Maria Nagle, Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.
Section: State and regional

Aug. 19--A woman found dead Wednesday outside her rural Alexander home had been shot twice, once in the chest and once to the head, investigators looking into the homicide said Thursday.

Coroner Jeff Lair said 54-year-old Diann Hoagland of Beilschmidt Road died of a gunshot wound. Sheriff Randy Duvendack said either one of the wounds would have been fatal.

Authorities are still trying to determine what type of gun was used and the distance from which the bullets were fired, the sheriff added.

Hoagland's home had been burglarized. Authorities are looking for information about a white pickup truck that Hoagland told her husband, Harold "Butch" Hoagland, was parked in the driveway when she returned home from a walk shortly before her body was found.

Investigators have theorized she was shot to death while interrupting a burglary.

Authorities believe the house was unlocked at the time of the burglary because Hoagland said his wife did not typically the lock the doors while taking her daily walk, Duvendack said.

Diann Hoagland did not indicate to her husband whether there was more than person at the house, the sheriff said.

Investigators are considering all possibilities, he said.

"Did she know [the burglar]? Did she do something to try and stop it? Did she do nothing and somebody just took matters into their own hands?" Duvendack said, "but the bottom line is she didn't deserve this."

Anyone with any information about the homicide can call the sheriff's department at (217) 245-6103 or Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties at (217) 243-7300.

Memo: To see more of Jacksonville Journal-Courier or to subscribe to the newspaper, go to http://www.myjournalcourier.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, May 6, 2004



Harold E. Hoagland Sr.

VIRGINIA - Harold E. "Buck" Hoagland Sr., 76, of Virginia, formerly of Prentice, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in the transitional care unit at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

He was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Detroit, the son of Fred R. and Olive Bernice Hymes Hoagland. He married Verna Jean Way in 1948; she died on April 8.

Mr. Hoagland worked as a farmer and owned and operated Buck's Repair Shop in Prentice for more than 20 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Ashland Church of Christ, formerly serving as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He was a past member of Ashland VFW Post 3546 and formerly served on the Ashland School Board and the Prentice Farmers Elevator Board.

Survivors: two sons, Harold E. "Butch" (wife, Diann) Hoagland Jr. and Ronald D. "Hoagie" (wife, Dawn) Hoagland, both of rural Ashland; two daughters, Janet K. (husband, Kerry) Kitner of Jacksonville and Kimberly J. Fay of Ashland; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald W. (wife, Kathleen) Hoagland of Chatham; four sisters, Olive Twyford and Margaret Crabbe, both of Jacksonville, Frances Cooney of Ashland and Dorothy (husband, Gerry) Greenlee of Warrensburg; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, April 11, 2004



Verna J. Hoagland

VIRGINIA - Verna Jean Hoagland, 76, of Virginia, formerly of Prentice, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in rural Ashland, the daughter of Lee and Ruth Simmons Way. She married Harold E. "Buck" Hoagland Sr. in 1948 in Springfield.

Mrs. Hoagland worked in the Ashland High School and A-C Central High School cafeterias and provided bookkeeping services for her husband's repair shop. She was a member of Ashland Church of Christ and served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Prentice Ladies Aid.

Survivors: husband, Harold E.; two sons,

 

Harold E. "Butch" (wife, Diann) Hoagland Jr.

 

of rural Alexander and Ronald D. "Hoagie" (wife, Dawn) Hoagland of rural Ashland; two daughters, Janet K. (husband, Kerry) Kitner of Jacksonville and Kimberly J. Fay of Ashland; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ruel "Bud" (wife, Imogene) Way of Petersburg and Kenneth (wife, Kathleen) Way of Rochester; three sisters, Dorothy Sudeth of Pleasant Plains, Betty Merritt of Kirksville, Mo., and

 

Geraldine Marnelli

of Springfield;

 

and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP SEEKS THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON CASINO BOAT

Journal Star (Peoria, IL) - Monday, November 6, 1995

Edition: ALL
Section: STATE
Page: A8

VIRGINIA -- Cass County voters will be asked Tuesday if they want a say about whether gambling reaches the shores of Beardstown, or

anywhere else in the county.

An advisory, nonbinding referendum, to appear on all Cass County ballots, asks if the public should have the right to vote before gambling -- including "gambling riverboats, betting parlors, slot machines, video lottery terminals and casinos" -- is permitted within the county.

The question appears on the ballot courtesy of Citizens Concerned for Cass County, a church-based group that gathered the needed signatures. The group was responding to the Beardstown City Council's decision last year to let Kelso Associates dock a floating casino at Beardstown.

Thus far, nothing has come of the council's decision. Kelso has no state riverboat license and is unlikely to get one unless the Legislature votes to issue more licenses.

Michael Courson, a spokesman for the citizens group, said the referendum is intended to make sure public bodies don't make decisions on gambling without public input.

But he acknowledged that the group's ultimate goal is to keep gambling out of the county, and he said they intend to put another referendum on next spring's ballot specifically addressing the issue of a Beardstown casino.

Beardstown Mayor Bob Summey said he considers the referendum a waste of taxpayers' money. He said a referendum next spring on the Beardstown casino would be nonbinding as well, and that at any rate the issue has already been decided.

Elsewhere on Cass County ballots: Beardstown Unit School District 15: Board incumbents Blanche Chipman, Joel L. Wherley and Steve Rolf are unopposed for re-election to four-year seats.

Virginia Unit School District 64: Competing for four available seats on the School Board are incumbents Beth Cox, Joyce Ann Marr and Steve Turner, and challengers Julie Ackerman, Carl L. Evers, Mia Lowe, Randy McClure and Sandra Watkins.

Five of those candidates -- Cox, Ackerman, Evers, Lowe and McClure -- are from the same township, and only two of them can be elected because of geographic restrictions on board membership.

Ashland-Chandlerville Unit School District 262: Incumbents

Harold "Butch" Hoagland Jr., Mike Potts and Robert D. Taylor will be re- elected to four-year terms on the board.

Kara L. Moretto is unopposed for a two-year unexpired term.

Regional School Board: Newcomer James V. Bigelow and incumbents Gailen Thornley, Keith Crow, William C. Deem, Bill Long, Dorcas Corman and Althea Carls will be elected to seven open seats on the regional board of school trustees for Brown, Cass and Morgan counties.

 

 

 

TITLE: ILLINOISREPORT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, November 11, 1993

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 32

Correction: LEAH NEWELL WAS AMONG THE NEW ASHLAND-CHANDLERVILLE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS SEATED THIS WEEK. THIS ARTICLE INCORRECTLY INDICATED THAT JAMES ZELLERS HAD JOINED THE BOARD. NEWELL DEFEATED ZELLERS IN THE NOV. 2 ELECTION.

o SPRINGFIELD Democratic candidate wants debates Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Sheila Smith Wednesday said she

wants eight debates with primary challenger Sen. Penny Severns, D-Decatur.

But even while trying to win the Democratic nomination, Smith refused to say which of three Democratic gubernatorial candidates she supports.

Severns is the lieutenant governor choice of Cook County Board President Richard Phelan. The other two Democratic governor candidates -- Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch and Attorney General Roland Burris -- have not selected running mates, but neither has endorsed Smith, either.

Smith and Severns are the only two Democrats announced for the state's No. 2 post.

Severns said she's willing to debate her opponents, but wants to wait until after the December filing deadline before talking specifics. o WILLIAMSVILLE `Ira Dale Cravens Day' will be held Sunday has been proclaimed "Ira Dale Cravens Day" in Williamsville by Mayor Leesa Fletcher to honor one of the community's most civic-minded residents.

"He has dedicated himself to the good of the community," said John Jones of Williamsville, one of the many volunteers who works in community programs organized by Cravens.

Over the years, Cravens, a lifelong Williamsville resident, has established the senior citizens referral center. There, residents can find commodities distribution, Medicare- and insurance-form filing assistance, transportation networking for doctors appointments and shopping, circuit breaker utility assistance and social activities.

A reception in Cravens' honor will be held in the restored train depot from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the senior citizens program. Fletcher will present an award to Cravens at 3 p.m. o LITCHFIELD Recycling program site announced Montgomery County recycling coordinator Don Gregg announced that the new building on East Ryder Street near the Litchfield city shed will be the location of the Litchfield recycling program.

Gregg said the building will be completed in time to begin collections on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month beginning this Saturday. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers are still needed to help unload and sort material and can contact the mayor's office to sign up. o CARLINVILLE Man honored for helping with arrest A Litchfield man was honored by the Macoupin County Board this week for helping catch two burglary suspects at Cherry's County Store in Girard Oct. 29. Sheriff Jim Zirkelbach and Detective Sgt. Jeff Rhodes presented a certificate of appreciation to Christopher Weeks.

Weeks noticed someone was crawling on the floor of the store when he made his regular baked goods delivery at 3:30 a.m. Oct. 29, Rhodes said. He notified Girard police in a nearby squad car, and returned with an officer to the store, Rhodes said.

Weeks ended up catching one of the suspects after a footchase, Rhodes said. o

ASHLAND School board officers are elected

The Ashland-Chandlerville School Board seated new board members and elected officers this week.

New board members are James Zellers, Steve Aggertt, David Nelson, and John Barrett.

Officers are Harold "Butch" Hoagland, president;

Bob Taylor, vice president; Steve Aggertt, secretary; and Ron Aggertt was reappointed treasurer. o GILLESPIE Turcol to lead Gillespie School Board Matt Turcol has been elected president of the Gillespie School Board. Other officers chosen are Butch Bednar, vice president; and Terry Wargo, secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, January 17, 2006

 William Roscetti

RIVERTON - William "Willie" Roscetti, 91, of Riverton died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Pleasant Hill Village in Girard.

He was born Dec. 14, 1914, in Riverton, the son of Pasquale and

 

Theresa

Marnelli

Roscetti.

 

He married Ernestine Mae Killen in 1939; she died in 1999. A daughter, Patricia Ann Young, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Roscetti had been a meat cutter at Kroger for 40 years. He was a member of

 

St. James Church in Riverton,

Riverton Knights of Columbus and

UFCW Meat Cutters Association.

Survivors: daughter, Theresa M. (husband, Roger) Krouse of Surprise, Ariz.; son, Dr. William J. (wife, Dora) Roscetti of Springfield; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 12, 2000



Roscetti-Downs

Theresa Ann Downs and Nicholas William Roscetti , both of Riverton, were married at 11 a.m. July 29 at St. James Catholic Church in Riverton by the Very Rev. Ken Steffen.

The bride is the daughter of the late Robert A. and Glenda S. Downs. The groom is the son of Nick and Peggy Roscetti of Riverton.

Serving as maid of honor was Kelly A. Patch.

Best man was Jeff Jesberg. Ushers were Bill Carl, Tony Roscetti, Bill Oaks and Garry Roscetti.

A reception was held at the home of Frederic and Jill Nessler of Sherman.

The bride is a graduate of Monmouth College.

She is employed as director of development for United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln.

 The groom is a graduate of Augustana College. He is a special education teacher and assistant football coach at Riverton High School.

The couple will reside in Riverton.

 

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 27, 1993



Nijhawan-Roscetti Angela Nicole Roscetti and Vinay Kumar Nijhawan, both of Omaha, Neb., were married at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at Little Flower Catholic Church by the Rev. John Ossola and Bapuji, a Hindu priest.

Dr. and Mrs. William Roscetti of Springfield are parents of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Jagdish Nijhawan of Bellevue, Neb., are parents of the groom.

Serving as maid of honor was Erin Roscetti. Bridesmaids were Liza Roscetti and Anita Nijhawan.

Best man was Nicholas Porta. Groomsmen were Edward Ward,

 

Larry Jennings,

 

Patrick Sullivan

and Scott Irwin.

A reception was held at the Springfield Hilton in the Prairie Room.

The bride is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and has both bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Illinois. She has been employed by the University of Nebraska and the Omaha Public School District. The groom is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Creighton Medical School. He will begin a residency in radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

The couple will reside in Ann Arbor, Mich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Joshua K. Schleyhahn

 

Joshua Kabe Schleyhahn,

 

19, of Springfield died Monday at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 22, 1978, in Springfield,

 

the son of

Kevin J. and JoAnne Jennings Schleyhahn.



Mr. Schleyhahn lived in the Springfield area most of his life and was employed by Hardee's of Springfield. He was also a U.S. Army veteran and attended Riverton and Assumption high schools.

Survivors: father and stepmother,

Kevin J. and Mary Ann Phillips Schleyhahn

of Springfield; mother and stepfather, Kalen and JoAnne Stieferman of Columbia, Mo.; a half sister, Jennifer Rowan of Columbia, Mo.; a stepsister, Jennifer Colvin of Springfield; grandparents,

 

Larry Jennings ,

 

Loyd Schleyhahn Sr. and David and Jayne Turner, all of Springfield, and Marilyn Lamboi of Puerto Rico; great-grandparents, Hiram and Goldie Miller Sr. of Ramsey; two nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LA CASITA MEXICAN RESTAURANT REOPENS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, March 14, 1993

Edition: M1,M2

Section: BUSINESS

Page: 49

After a two-month hiatus, La Casita Mexican Restaurant, on Illinois 125 in Pleasant Plains, reopened last week.

 

The restaurant, which opened in 1990 as a complement to the adjoining Pueblo Southwestern Art Gallery, traditionally closes during the winter months.

 

That gives owner Lou Simpson time to travel to the Southwest. There, he goes on shopping sprees for the art gallery and researches new recipes for the restaurant.

 

Remodeling and maintenance projects also were undertaken over the winter.

 

Last winter, an addition doubling the size of the La Casita (Spanish for "little house") was built. This past winter, a larger bar was built in the cantina area, in addition to repainting the interior of the whole building, upgrading the kitchen and installing custom-built indirect lighting in the cantina.

 

This may be the last winter that the restaurant closes, Simpson said.

 

"I think the public is forcing us to stay open and that's good," he said.

 

Menu favorites are enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, Tex-Mex steaks and chiles relleno. All main dishes can now be ordered a la carte or as a dinner platter with rice, beans and salad.

 

New to the menu this year is a Mexican or American breakfast. Breakfast items include huevos rancheros (fried eggs layered with tortillas, refried beans and salsa), breakfast burritos and fajita omelettes in addition to eggs, bacon, toast, and biscuits and gravy.

 

For now, the restaurant is open only on Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 7 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Starting April 1st, the La Casita and the Pueblo will be open Tuesday through Sunday.

 

Opening Wednesday in the downtown area is Bedrock Bar & Grill, 225 E. Monroe St., just west of D.H. Brown's.

 

 

 

 

The restaurant is co-owned by Rick Wood of Chauffer Werks Limousine Service, 1608 S. Pasfield and Tim Nudo , a partner in Nudo Products, 2508 South Grand Ave. E.

 

 

The manager is Mark Claycomb, formerly of On Broadway.

 

The building formerly housed Doc's Italian Sausage,

 

which went out of business in November. Wood and Nudo moved in in December, gutted the building, and installed a horseshoe-shaped stone bar.

 

"It's modeled after the Flintstones," Wood said.

 

Monday through Friday, the bar will cater to the downtown breakfast and lunch crowd. Breakfast will be served from 6 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch deliveries also will be made to downtown locations.

 

Wednesday nights, "we're gonna be rockin'," Wood said. Tables are moved aside and WYMG's Dave "Keefer" Fulgham will DJ. The bar will remain open to 1 a.m. each week night and on Saturdays from noon to 1 a.m.

 

Mike Seibert's walleye fish dinners will be served on Fridays; pizza will be available on other nights.

 

Saturday night will feature live acoustic music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE FRANKLIN IS RESTRUCTURING TOP MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, July 7, 1989



Chicago-style A new restaurant specializing in Chicago-style Italian beef and sausage sandwiches and hot dogs has opened at 225 E. Monroe St.



Doc's Italian Beef & Sausage is operated by Springfield dentist William Roscetti ,

 

who said the restaurant's aim is to serve "fast-food, but quality food."

The recipes are unique to Springfield and are based on those used at several Chicago restaurants, he said.

Fries, salads and Polish sausage also are available. A meatball sandwich with a red sauce will be available next week, Roscetti said.

The Italian sausage is prepared according to an old Roscetti family recipe, and the restaurant also makes its own gardeneria sauce from hot peppers, celery, spices and oil.

Doc's will soon be offering carry-out service, he said, and will deliver to office buildings when the demand is there.

Roscetti's brother-in-law, Dean Franz, is manager of the restaurant, which opens at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Closing hours will be determined by the evening business.

Doc's also serves beer and wine.

Roscetti said he thinks the food will be popular with the college-age crowd.

"If it goes well here, we'd like to have outlets in Bloomington-Normal and Champaign-Urbana, too," he said. "With that, we could lower the overhead in Springfield."

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 24, 1995

 

Saladino-Rohrig Michele Lee Rohrig and David Matthew Saladino, both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by the Rev. Patrick Gibbons.

 

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Sharon Rohrig of Springfield. The groom is the son of Carl and Nancy Saladino of Springfield.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Ann Reynolds, with Kim Robinson, Maria Sakowicz, Karen Miller and Karen Saladino as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Kara Gallagher.

 

Serving as best man was John Saladino, with

 

Pat Sullivan,

 

Vince Madonia , Jeff Sauer and Tim Kell as groomsmen. Ushers were Jeff Beccue, Jim File and Jim Tresouthick. Ringbearer was Greg Gallagher. A reception was held at the Northfield Center.

 

The bride is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois, where she earned a MS degree. She is employed as an advertising account executive with Professional Images. The groom is a graduate of SIU. He is employed as an environmental scientist with Andrews Environmental Engineering.

 

The couple will reside in Springfiel

 

 

 

 

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GRAND OPENING ANNOUNCED FOR YOGI'S RESTAURANT

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, February 9, 1992

Edition: M1,M2
Section: BUSINESS
Page: 38

 

Yogi Rebbe, co-owner of Rebbe's Sausage Shop, has started his own restaurant in the former Doc's Italian Beef and Sausage.

Yogi's, 225 E. Monroe St., opened three weeks ago, serving homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including family recipe sausage, meatballs, sauce, soups and pasta dishes.

"We pretty much turned it around and use our own recipes," Rebbe said. "The basics are Italian beef, sausage and meatballs."

Rebbe's mother, Margaret, makes the cinnamon rolls that highlight the breakfast menu, which is served from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Like its predecessor, Yogi's features Italian beef and sausage sandwiches on its lunch menu, along with daily specials that include chicken, horseshoe sandwiches and lasagna. Lunch specials range in price from $2.25 to $4.25. Dan Rebbe, Yogi's father, provided the recipe for the spaghetti sauce and meatballs and also cooks at the restaurant.

Rebbe's Sausage Shop at Ninth and Cook streets will continue the afternoon cookouts it has had since it opened six months ago, Rebbe said. The sausage shop is owned by Rebbe and Joe Pachlhofer.

Rebbe is buying the equipment in the restaurant over time from the owner of Doc's,

 

Dr. William Roscetti.

A grand opening is planned for Feb. 21, and the menu will feature unlimited spaghetti for $2.25 and 50-cent draft beer. Soft drinks are free every Friday, and the restaurant is open daily until 8 p.m.

Subway is continuing its expansion in the Springfield fast-food market with the addition of its eighth sub shop at Fifth Street and South Grand Avenue.

Co-owner Dewayne Collins says the new shop, in the former Mobil station on the northwest corner, will not be an ordinary Subway.

"This will be the largest Subway in the country," said Collins, who owns the new store with Jim Jeffers.

The 2,200-square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open in two weeks and will feature a breakfast menu along with submarine sandwiches.

There will be interior seating for 52 and outside seating for another 20, said Collins, who also owns the Toronto Road Subway that opened last month. Hours for the Fifth and South Grand shop are 6 a.m. to a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

CHIARADONNA HEADS ROMAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, April 21, 1990

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 35

Dr. Nicola Chiaradonna has been elected president of the Roman Cultural Society.

Other officers elected were Francis Giganti, first vice president; Mike Midiri, Jr., second vice president; Dr. William Roscetti , third vice president; James Palazzolo, treasurer; Marc Loro, assistant treasurer; Anthony Libri Jr., secretary; Joseph Volpe, assistant secretary.

Board of directors members are Ken Runkles, Ken Rossi and Dominic Vespa for one-year terms; and Robert Gullo, Joe Tenuto and Dominic Palazzolo, two-year terms.

Chiaradonna is the 34th president of the organization since its inception in 1938. The Society's members are all of Italian descent or are married to women of Italian descent.

 

 

 

 

 

ROMAN CULTURAL SOCIETY NAMES FOLEY, OTHERS TO TOP POSITIONS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, February 5, 1989

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 21

Charles Foley has been elected president of the Roman Cultural Society.

Other officers elected were Nicola Chiaradonna, first vice president;

Francis Giganti, second vice president; Mike Midiri Jr., third vice president; William Roscetti , treasurer; James Palazzolo, assistant treasurer; Marc Loro, secretary; and Tony Libri, assistant secretary.

Board of directors are Mike Palazzolo and Tony Mattozzi, one year; and Ken Runkles, Ken Rossi, and Dominic Vespa, two years. Joe Volpe is sergeant-at-arms. Joe Bonefeste is immediate past president, and Leonard Giannone is past president.

Over the years, the society has been responsible for completing several projects in Springfield, including the water fountain at the Springfield Municipal Building, Bill Chamberlain Baseball Park, Henson-Robinson Zoo, Padre Canella Park, and the Botanical Garden at Washington Park. The projects are paid for through annual fund-raisers.

 

 

 

PALAZZOLO PRESIDENT OF ROMAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, February 20, 1987

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 22

Charles Palazzolo has been elected president of the Roman Cultural Society.

Palazzolo has served as a board member and second and first vice president of the society.

Palazzolo is an assistant deputy chief on the Springfield Police Department. He is a member of the board of directors of H.A.T. Construction Co.

Other officers elected were Joe Bonefeste, first vice president; Charles Foley, second vice president; Nicola Chiaradonna, third vice president; Francis Giganti, treasurer; Mike Midiri, assistant treasurer; William Roscetti , secretary; and James Palazzolo, assistant secretary.

Elected to the board of directors were Joe Tenuto, Mark Loro, Joe Murril, Tony Libri, Joe Volpe, L.J. "Lucky" Cuoco and past presidents Nick Ciaccio and Mario Perrino.

A non-profit Italian-American organization, the society engages in charitable and civic activities without restriction to ethnic background.

 

 

 

TONY LIBRI NAMED HEAD OF ROMAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, March 25, 1994

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 40

Tony Libri was recently elected president of the Roman Cultural Society for 1994.

Other officers are Joe Volpe, first vice president; Tony Mattozzi, second vice president; Mike Palazzolo, third vice president; Ken Rossi, treasurer; Jim Cimarossa, assistant treasurer; Ken Runkles, secretary; Giacomo Pecoraro, assistant secretary; Pete Cimarossa, sergeant-at-arms; Joe Aiello, assistant sergeant-at-arms; Bill Roscetti , immediate past president; Frank Giganti, past president; and John Egizzi, past president emeritus.

The newly elected board of directors consists of Dennis Albanese, Larry Trapani, Bob Nadalini, Dominic Vespa, Tony Yannone, Joe Iacono, Joe Murrill, Warren Kelly and Ray Menendez.

The Roman Cultural Society is a civic organization that provides several annual scholarships to area high school and college students.

 

 

TITLE: ANNIVERSARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 30, 1989

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 13

Roscetti -- 50th Mr. and Mrs. William Roscetti of Riverton will celebrate their 50th wedding

anniversary with a open-house reception hosted by their children from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Riverton Knights of Columbus hall. Family and friends are invited.

Roscetti and the former Ernestine Killen were married Aug. 7, 1939. Mr. Roscetti was employed as a meat cutter for Kroger Co., retiring in 1977. Mrs. Roscetti was employed at Sangamo Electric for 24 years and is presently working for the Riverton School District.

They are the parents of three children, Dr. William Roscetti and Mrs. John (Patricia) Young, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Roger (Theresa) Krouse of Riverton. They have eight grandchildren.

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 13, 1988


Cummins-Shea Mary Elizabeth Shea and Dr. Shannon Robert Cummins, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Oct. 22. The Rev. John Ossola conducted the ceremony at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Hermina Shea, 67 Drawbridge Road, and the late Fred Shea. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cummins, 24 Oakdale Drive.

Serving as maid of honor was Joan Shea, with Barbara Schneller, Tammy Roberts, Sarah Woods Pedersen and Erin Cummins serving as bridesmaids.

Best man was Mark Sembell, and serving as groomsmen were Brian and Keith Cummins, Dr. Greg Whelan and Dr. Donald Staten. Ushers were Kevin Roberts and Dr. Jeff Whitson.

A reception was held after the ceremony at the IBEW Local 399. The bride, a graduate of Springfield College in Illinois and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, is employed as a dental hygienist by Dr.

Joseph Link. The bridegroom is a graduate of Springfield College in Illinois, Illinois Benedictine College and the Southern Illinois University School of Dentistry in Alton. He is a dentist and is employed by Dr.

William Roscetti .

The couple will live in Springfield

 

 

 

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President:John Wilcox (Sangamon County)

Vice President:Mark Bicknell (Scott County)

Secretary:Joe Pickrell (Sangamon County)

Treasurer:Gary Ginder (Morgan County)

Interlocking FB:Earl Dugger (Sangamon and Menard FB)

Interlocking FB:Jeff Hurrelbrink, (Scott and Morgan FB)

Director:Kevin Forden (Sangamon County)

Director:Dean Hess (Morgan County)

Director:Jeff Rebbe (Menard County)

Director:Dale VanEtten (Petersburg, IL)

Director:David Watt (Scott County)

Director:Don Wilson (Morgan County)

 

 

 

 

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HURRELBRINK,

 

 

*FS AT JACKSONVILLE

 

*AT ISP

 

*RYAN ADMIN CMS - GRAY, MCCLURE

 

*ARSON INVESTIGATOR

 

*AT AGING, UNDER NELSON

 

 

 

DAUGHTER BRIDGET W/ ALEX INGRAM; NOTE ANKLE INJURY AND HALL

 

INJURY TO ANKLE RESULTS FROM SLICK SURFACE ON STAIRS

 

AIRBORNE SUBSTANCE AT HALL'S HOUSE INTENSIFIES PAIN AND TISSUE DAMAGE AND PREVENTS TYPICAL REDUCTION IN SWELLING AND RECOVERY

 

INCIDENT WAS PLANNED BEFOREHAND AND HAD THE DESIRED OUTCOME; THAT BEING MY INJURY, INABILITY TO WALK ON THE ANKLE AND CONSEQUENTLY CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO SUBSTANCE

 

THIS PRACTICE SEEN BEFORE WITH OTHER BODY PARTS ON OTHER PLACES

 

 

 

 

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ifca - gray and dunbar

 

poe at FS, farm bureau

 

jax FS - hurrelbrink, rebbe

 

rossof at taylorville - jurkanin

 

dunbar at ILDA, under weiries and with saputo

 

apl - sharmin smith, rebbe, leroy jett

 

long at new holland FS

 

Minder at chatham DVM

 

Brewer animal hosp in clocktower, next to ILFOP

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 7, 1995

Linda S. Jett Linda Suzanne Jett , 49, of Rochester died Thursday at St. John's Hospital.

 

She was born Nov. 23, 1945, in Tallula, the daughter of Ernest Oliver and Ollie Mae Burlbaw Minder .

 

She was as an administrative assistant at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She was active with Parents Without Partners for many years.

 

Survivors: two sons, Steven L. Jett of Springfield and Donald B. Jett of Rochester; a daughter, Rebecca S. Rebbe of Sherman; a grandson; her mother, Ollie Mae Minder of Rochester; two brothers, Lawrence Minder of Petersburg and Ernest F. Minder of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Arrangements are pending at Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

 

don brother= steven jett, spfld – ***see also Leroy at spd/apl, xa tammy jett and wes vala

 

sister= rebecca rebbe, Sherman – ***rebbe/sharmin at APL xa – Leroy jett

 

grandmother=ollie mae minder, Rochester – ***chatham DVM et al.

 

see also, lawrence minder, petersburg and ernest minder, Rochester*** lots of minders

 

 

 

 

 

REBBE AT SFD

SEE ALSO ROSE REBBE AT APL/SHARMIN SMITH/LEROY JETT

 

Message: rebbe is sfd - i worked w a rebbe at cwlp plant a long time ago

 

Paper: State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)

Title: LETTERS, FAXES &amp; E-MAIL

Date: December 14, 2004

Section: EDITORIAL

Page: 7

Rebbes overwhelmed by show of support

 

On Dec. 5, a benefit was held for our brother, Dan Rebbe. The Rebbe family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this benefit a huge success.First, thank you to the many businesses and individuals of Springfield who made such generous donations. Because of the number of businesses and individuals involved, we are unable to list all of them. But I can truly say that Springfield is a very caring and giving community. And many thanks to the Firefighters Club for their donation to the benefit.

 

We would like to thank the committee who put this benefit together. A special thanks to Jeannie, Jim, Lori, Judy, Cyndy, Bob, Cindy Joe and Randy. Without all of their countless hours of hard work and dedication, the benefit would not have been the success that it was. Also, to the volunteers who worked so hard the day of the benefit, we could not have pulled it off without you.

 

To Dan's extended family - the Springfield Fire Department - the support you have all shown Dan and his family will never be forgotten.

 

And last, but not least, to all the friends and family of Dan, your love and support were overwhelming. We are all truly blessed to have you in our lives. Please know that there is a special place for each of you in the Rebbes' hearts.

 

The Rebbe Family

 

 

 

Rebbe at ABC

 

 

see also foster at ABC

 

Officers:

  • Russ Elmore - President
  • Dave Novak - Vice President
  • Mark Lewis - Treasurer
  • Mike Reisinger - Secretary
  • Kent Gray - Sgt-at-Arms

Board Members :

  • Bob Owens
  • Rob Witner
  • Brandon Rebbe
  • Kevin Linder
  • Dave Antonacci
  • Matt Waldhoff
  • Jeff Sutzer
  • Mike Smith

 

 

 

THE QUIZ MASTERS / BRAIN-RACKING TRIVIA NIGHTS BECOME A POPULAR FORM OF FUND RAISING

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 22, 1998

Author/Byline: JASON PISCIA STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: SUNDAYAM
Page: 11

They cheer wildly about Spam, they rack their brains about "The Beverly Hillbillies" and they almost riot over the death of country singer Hank

Williams.

What kind of person would get so emotional over trivial things? By the looks of the crowded Ursuline Academy gym on a recent Trivia Night, it looks like all kinds of people are taking seriously the insignificant.

"Keep in mind this is trivia; this is useless knowledge," says Norm Sims, president of the Springfield Noon Lions Club, one organization that has watched its trivia night fund raisers grow in popularity. "Almost anybody can perform and perform real well."

And that's the allure for trivia buffs who weekend after weekend have been flocking to these community gatherings, which have become popular ways for schools and other groups to fund their needs.

The categories of questions cover everything from fine works of literature to trashy TV shows.

"That's what people like," says Sara Stremsterfer, president of Ursuline Academy's alumni board, another group that has caught the trivia bug. "It kind of covers the whole spectrum of what people know about."

While trivia enthusiasts are mulling over what movie contains the line "Show me the money!" the $10 that each player drops at the door helps local groups raise cash for good causes.

The Lions have been staging trivia nights every few months for about a year, says Sims, director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. The proceeds go to Springfield's eye bank, which gathers donated eyes and coordinates transplants.

At Ursuline, which held a trivia night last weekend, the money goes to its alumni association, which funds scholarships for students. The school usually organizes about three events a year, Stremsterfer says.

Both groups are planning their next trivia nights for January.

Being charitable is the underlying theme, but the competitive nature of trivia nights is evident right as you walk through the door of the old-fashioned Ursuline gym.

The lines of folding tables, covered with white plastic tablecloths, already are being filled by the 24 teams that will play this night.

Five to 10 members of each team start the evening with light-hearted banter, while others are peering across the expansive room, scrutinizing the competition.

One team noted for its proficiency at trivia is a group of seven lawyers and a librarian.

A odd collection -- maybe -- but it makes sense because the eight people are four married couples. And it turns out, each has his or her niche of knowledge.

For team member Nancy Huntley, director of Lincoln Library, the categories of strength are old television shows and, of course, books.

Her husband, Ed, like the other men on the team, all claim to be the sports experts, she says.

The team has grabbed first place and a cash prize on this particular night, despite the absence of a couple of regulars.

Sims and his assembly of friends are seated in the next row of tables. This is a switch for Sims and Co., who usually write and research the trivia questions for Lions Club trivia nights.

"We can write questions to make other people feel stupid, but I don't know about answering them," says Russ Elmore , a local accountant and second vice president of the Lions.

The pregame din quiets as the emcee, perched on an elevated stage to overlook the crowd, begins the journey through 100 questions. The 10 bits of trivia in 10 categories range from movies, food and music to famous quotes.

And, yes, there's a series of queries about Jed, Jethro and their bubbling crude.

This is the type of category that can break some teams, especially if they are unfamiliar with the '60s TV show.

Not Huntley and her teammates.

"I was a little bit embarrassed that I knew as much as I did about `The Beverly Hillbillies,' " she says. "I didn't know all of them, though."

The emcee methodically reads each question twice and only twice. With stopwatch in hand, he waits 30 seconds before proceeding to the next question.

Each category includes a few easy questions and then some more difficult ones, which prompt the heavy thinkers to tap their pencils, scratch their heads and engage in quiet debate before agreeing on an answer.

"It begins with a D, I know it does!" says one exasperated player, trying to spit out the rest of an answer.

Creating tense moments is all part of the challenge for the question writers, which can be a full-time job in itself.

Sims is always looking out for an interesting nugget of trivia. He keeps a file folder handy so he can drop in new questions that might show up at a later contest.

The next challenge when assembling a question bank is to have something for everybody.

"We try to spread the questions out so they're not all current so that people from World War II years have their shot at some of the trivia as well as younger folks," Sims says.

The Lions' question writers' ideas come from a variety of places, including almanacs and newspapers.

They don't, though, build questions from the Internet.

Sims said he likes to be able to offer hard, reliable backup for an answer, something an anonymously assembled Web site often can't offer. Another concern is that the numerous question banks on the Net already are being perused by computer-savvy players.

Sims says it's difficult to find a category that completely stumps everyone.

"What's always amazed me is how many questions a group of adults can answer when they're working together."

The question writers do try to make common categories a little more difficult by going off the beaten path.

Instead of asking about high-profile sports such as baseball and football, expect to see question about bowling, NASCAR racing or the sport where you'd "tick-tack" or "walk the dog" (skateboarding). It's a formula that means even the most well-read or educated trivia player won't be able to prepare for everything.

"By definition, you should not be able to study for this," Huntley says.

When everyone at a table finally does get stumped, the teams begin their complex guessing procedure.

Sometimes one person will come up with a seemingly foolproof theory, complete with reasoning and details that almost could convince a mathematician.

Other times team members go searching elsewhere for the answer.

In one case, a team concentrated for several seconds about which company makes Butterfinger candy bars (Nestle) before one player spotted the plastic bag of assorted candy his teammates were munching on.

He quickly rifled through the pile. Darn. Only Snickers and Twix bars.

After each set of 10 questions, players get two minutes to check over their responses before one member runs the sheet of paper up to the judges (where all decisions are final). The tension builds as the emcee begins revealing the answers.

Teams emit thunderous cheers when they hear they correctly figured out a combination of chopped pork shoulder, ham meat, salt, water, sugar and sodium nitrate make up the culinary delight known as Spam.

The joy can turn into near rage, as well, when teams dispute an answer.

There were groans and screams in the Ursuline gym when the emcee informed players that it was Hank Williams Sr. who was found dead in the back of a Cadillac.

Answers that specified only Hank Williams would be wrong, since Hank Jr. is also a country star, known for his, "Are you ready for some football?" ditty on "Monday Night Football."

Once the judges determine right from wrong, the teams' scores are flashed on the wall using an overhead projector.

Eyes dart around the room as players match up the high scores to the happy faces.

Volunteers circle the room, providing the scholars with endless brain food (actually popcorn). And Ursuline helps boost its scholarship fund with the Trivia Tap, where patrons can grab a drink and sandwich.

A traditional 50-50 drawing helps pull in even more money. On this night, Stremsterfer estimates the 200 trivia-goers racked up donations of around $2,000. The team of lawyers and a librarian makes a traditional post-game trip for pie and coffee. There they discuss the evening's questions that they got right, or not.

Huntley says that while the debates can get heated, she and other enthusiasts keep in mind that it's all for a good cause.

"We know it's for charity, and we know places like the Ursuline Alumni Association and the Lions Club do good things," she says.

Caption: Trivia teams fill the Ursuline Academy gym for a recent fund-raiser. / Nancy Huntley, left, Jim Lewis and Arden Lang try to think of the answer to a tough question. / Lewis writes down the answers for his team.

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 7, 1991

 Kyes-O'Connor Mary Carol O'Connor of Springfield and Gregg William Kyes of St. Charles, Mo., were married at 6 p.m. June 1 at St. Patrick's Church. The Rev. Victor Kaltenbach officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Joanne O'Connor, 2213 E. Laurel. The groom is the son of Mrs. Carla Bell, 1925 Bruns Lane Court, and Donald Kyes of Rochester.

Serving as maid of honor was Peggy O'Connor, and Maureen O'Connor served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Karen Lantz, Karen Kyes, Amy Sinkus and Dianne Hurley. Flower girl was Deanna O'Connor.

Best man was Doug Kinley. Groomsmen were Terry Kyes, Bob Tackett, Gary Bryan, Pat O'Connor and Dave Novak . Ushers were Dave Mayer, Jim O'Connor and Dave Coplea.

A reception was held at the Holiday Inn East.

The bride is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and is employed by the state Department of Mental Health. The groom is a graduate of Rochester High School and is employed by Puritan-Bennett.

The couple will reside in St. Charles, Mo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, August 21, 2005

Section: MARKETPLACE
Page: 53

DEBORAH RAUPP has been elected president of the Family Service Center of Sangamon County.

Other officers are Danielle Outlaw, first vice president; Karola Beahringer, second vice president; Janice Schramm, secretary; and Jim Hagerman, treasurer.

Additional board members are Shelby Alfonsi, Dr. Subhash Chaudhary, Thomas Wilson, Kevin Linder , Ruth Slottag and Vicky Whitaker.

Family Service Center offers services for adoptions, counseling, teen parents and the tree of wishes.

 

 

 

Grandview acts to silence bar / Live music more than village bargained for

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, April 13, 2007

Author/Byline: BRUCE RUSHTON STAFF WRITER
Section: NEWS
Page: 1

The Marlboro Man can hang out at the only bar in Grandview.

But Kiss tribute bands and drunks trying to sing "Piano Man"? No way.

That's what Grandview village trustees have decided in banning karaoke and live music in bars, a move that has landed the municipality on Springfield's north end in court as the tavern owner argues the no-music law isn't fair.

Grandview was dry from the end of Prohibition until 2003, when voters lifted the alcohol ban in hopes of boosting tax revenue. The thirsty still had to drink elsewhere until last fall, after Springfield banned smoking in all workplaces, including bars.

Virtually overnight, three potential bar owners asked about opening watering holes in Grandview, recalled David Wysocki, president of the village board. Just one followed through and filed paperwork to establish Lugnuts Lounge in what used to be a television sales and repair shop on North Grand Avenue.

Village trustee Janice Bentley said she feels she was misled in October when she asked a representative of Lugnuts about plans for the business.

"The first time they came, they mentioned karaoke," Bentley recalled. "I was concerned about the noise. They said that karaoke would not be a major part of their business. I took that to mean once in awhile, or not at all. Live music was never mentioned at all. Our impression was that it would be a little neighborhood tavern."

And so the trustees unanimously issued the first tavern license since voters repealed the alcohol ban.

Lugnuts wore out its welcome with the board and neighbors when live bands started thumping on Friday and Saturday nights. The first show was Christmas Eve.

Wysocki said complaints poured in, especially during a burst of warm weather.

"They opened windows and doors to cool off and get fresh air," Wysocki said. "That let the noise outside, more noise than people had been used to in 30 or 40 years."

Enough is enough, the village board decided in passing an ordinance outlawing live music and karaoke in taverns, effective April 1. On April 6, hours before the next show was scheduled to begin, Joseph Vono, who runs the bar, asked Sangamon County Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley to bar the village from enforcing the ordinance.

The gloves came off in earnest as the sides prepared their cases.

Vono was identified as secretary for Lugnuts in the bar's motion for an injunction to prohibit enforcement of the ordinance. Vono is also a registered sex offender, having pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual abuse in 1998. That, the village says in court documents, prohibits him or any corporation for which he is an officer from holding a liquor license.

"The village has the right to revoke the license ... subject to the notice and hearing requirements of state law and village ordinance," wrote John M. Myers, a lawyer for Grandview, in a motion accusing the bar of getting a liquor license under false pretenses.

Vono and Kevin Linder , one of his attorneys, say the conviction doesn't prohibit Vono from holding a liquor license. Nonetheless, Vono says he is not an officer in the corporation that owns the bar, nor does he have any official ownership interest. His attorneys filed an amended motion identifying Vono's wife as the bar's secretary after the village raised the issue last week.

"It was amended and changed 20 minutes before the hearing," Wysocki said.

Vono acknowledges that Sangamon County has denied him a liquor license because of his conviction. But he also says he was allowed to hold a liquor license in the late 1990s, when he operated Baby Dolls & Company, a controversial Springfield bar that featured scantily-clad dancers who were cited at least 20 times by the city for violating decency laws.

Wysocki said Grandview has no plans to revoke the license because, except for the motion filed in court, no other paperwork shows Vono as an owner of the bar.

But Vono isn't sure the village will back off.

"Now, they're using my personal life to jerk the license," Vono said.

Kelley denied the request for an immediate injunction. The case is now before Circuit Judge Leslie Graves, and Lugnuts isn't giving up.

"I hope we are going to work this out," Linder said.

Citing such Illinois rock legends as REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick and Head East, Vono's lawyer said Lugnuts is continuing a tradition of providing venues for top-flight Midwestern rock.

"Art reaches out to all levels of the community in different ways," Linder said.

At the moment, Kiss aficionados are the level of the community Vono is concerned about. Lugnuts has a contract with a Kiss tribute band to play the bar on April 28. Besides being on the hook for ticket refunds, Vono said the bar must pay the band $1,000. He pegged the bar's losses at about $5,500 for every weekend bands can't play.

Why didn't he tell the village at the very beginning that the bar would feature live bands?

No one asked about live music, only karaoke, Vono said. Plus, even as 20 patrons puffed on after-work smokes at dinnertime Thursday, he said he needed to find a way to generate income.

"Marketing changes," he said.

Caption: Joseph Vono runs Lugnuts Lounge, Grandview's only tavern.

 

 

 

 

PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, August 21, 2005

Section: MARKETPLACE
Page: 53

DEBORAH RAUPP has been elected president of the Family Service Center of Sangamon County.

Other officers are Danielle Outlaw, first vice president; Karola Beahringer, second vice president; Janice Schramm, secretary; and Jim Hagerman, treasurer.

Additional board members are Shelby Alfonsi, Dr. Subhash Chaudhary, Thomas Wilson, Kevin Linder , Ruth Slottag and Vicky Whitaker.

Family Service Center offers services for adoptions, counseling, teen parents and the tree of wishes.

 

 

 

 

Arts council priorities disputed / Some who've quit say too much is spent on salaries

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, January 6, 2005

Author/Byline: LISA KERNEK STAFF WRITER
Section: NEWS
Page: 1

Three board members who recently quit the nonprofit Springfield Area Arts Council say it is spending too much on salaries and too little on grants to artists.

Overall, six members of the board, including the president, have resigned since November. Seventeen people remain on the volunteer board, which can seat up to 26.

The three said they had left because of tensions that came to a head when the board recommended replacing Kevin Linder as president of the arts council.

Linder, a two-year board member who was appointed president in April 2004, said he'd advocated more fund raising and urged the arts council to create a permanent endowment. He wanted the agency to reduce its dependence on money from the city and state, which contributed a third of the arts council's income last year.

"When we're paying 45 percent of our money to just salaries and benefits," Linder said, "that money doesn't go to help the arts."

The arts council spent 45 percent of its budget on salaries and benefits for four employees last year, according to its records.

Meanwhile, 4 percent was spent on grants to arts groups, the 2004 records show.

Linder said differences over spending practices and other tensions led to a special meeting Nov. 22, when the board recommended replacing him. Linder, who was not at the meeting, resigned shortly after that, he said.

The current president, Rod Buffington, acknowledged that the board recommended replacing Linder, but he declined to discuss the reasons for seeking a new leader.

Founded in 1976 to support the arts in Springfield, the council now organizes the First Night celebration for New Year's Eve, the Washington Street Jazz Festival every summer, a wearable-art fashion show and other events.

Linder and others who resigned said the agency has become too dependent on events such as First Night to generate income.

"That was the philosophical difference," said Vicky Katz Whitaker, a board member who resigned. "We said, 'You can't continue to operate this way without an endowment.'"

Arts council executive director Ann Frescura said Wednesday that increased fund raising is a goal of the agency - and of many other arts groups struggling to raise money.

But Frescura also defended First Night and other events as support for the arts in the form of employment for artists. The arts council spent nearly $33,000 on performers in 2004, or 15 percent of its budget.

"Every event we have is geared towards, is like an employment opportunity for the artists," Frescura said.

This year, the agency plans to increase spending on arts grants while reducing the share spent on salaries.

According to its budget, spending on grants will grow from 4 percent to 9 percent in 2005, while the share spent on salaries will fall from 45 percent to 37 percent.

The salaries support two full-time employees - Frescura and assistant director Penny Wollan-Kriel, who are paid $35,000 and $33,000, respectively. The arts council also employs two part-time workers.

The agency has an office in the basement of the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., and has budgeted $11,450 for rent, utilities, telecommunications and repairs for 2005.

Others who have resigned from the board are Ruth Slottag, Kristin Jorgensen, Rob Witner and Rich Morris.

"The whole situation became so uncomfortable," Jorgensen said, "and I could not stay because I supported Kevin and his leadership."

"He was really, really interested in fund raising and becoming independent of the financial support from the city," she said.

Witner said he resigned in December so he could spend more time with his family. Slottag and Morris declined to discuss their reasons for leaving the board.

The vacancies are expected to be filled by April. Another board member, Tom Teague, died last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frescura takes helm at arts council

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, May 27, 2004

Section: ENTERTAINMENT
Page: 18

ANN FRESCURA has been appointed executive director of the SPRINGFIELD AREA ARTS COUNCIL effective May 17.

Frescura replaces CHRISTINE RAMIREZ-CAMPBELL, who is on contract with the Lincoln Land Community College Foundation to coordinate the new Trutter Museum on the LLCC campus. She is installing the first exhibit for the museum, which will showcase the collection of art and artifacts from the estate of L. PHILIP TRUTTER, a well-known architect.

Ramirez-Campbell was approached about her new position after she told the arts council board that she planned to retire as executive director, a position she had held since November 2000.

"I decided I wanted to kind of do an early retirement. That's what I told the board. I said, 'If I go back to work, it'll be on a part-time basis,'" said Ramirez-Campbell, former director of community education at LLCC.

"At that point when I gave that information to the board, I hadn't been approached as yet (about the Trutter Museum).

"It intrigued me, the whole project and the museum and how it's tied to education and community, and the best part is it's a part-time position."

Ramirez-Campbell said that it's exciting to see Frescura, a person she has mentored, become executive director of the arts council.

Frescura has served in many capacities with the arts council, including manager of First Night (the annual New Year's Eve celebration of the arts). She was involved with the planning and coordination of the annual Wearable Art Fashion Show. She also was a graduate intern, volunteer and board member with the arts council.

Frescura, who has a bachelor's degree in creative arts from the University of Illinois at Springfield, is completing a thesis in the Public Administration, Community Art Management master's program at UIS.

A Springfield native, Frescura has a professional background in graphic design and photography, having worked with the First United Methodist Church and the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (now merged with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency). She also was a free-lance graphic designer and photographer.

In her new position, Frescura will oversee the administration of the office, programs, events and outreach to various constituencies.

"We're hoping to expand some membership opportunities and, hopefully in the course of time, expand our events, programs and services," Frescura said.

Among goals Ramirez-Campbell said were reached while she was executive director were developing the Wearable Art Fashion Show, working with new trustees at the Center for the Arts, rebuilding the council's local membership base and having a balanced budget throughout the years she held the position.

In the late 1990s, the council faced the challenge of outstanding debts and an unbalanced budget.

"We're in good shape. We're a very stable organization," Frescura said about the organization's financial situation.

"Of course, being in a nonprofit situation, it is a day-to-day concern or lifestyle. We have a solid financial standing at this time. Of course, we will ensure that that continues."

Upcoming events include the council's major fund-raiser, the Washington Street Jazz festival, to be held 5:30-11:30 p.m. June 26 at Washington Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door (call 753-3519 for tickets).

The free Artist on the Plaza series is continuing from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday until Oct. 7 at the south side of the Old Capitol Plaza.

In addition, board officers and executive committee members of the arts council have been named:

KEVIN LINDER , president; VICKY WHITAKER, administrative vice president; RICH MORRIS, development vice president; MIKE MULVANY, treasurer; KATHY ASCHER, secretary; BOBETTE GERLACH, past president; AL GIETL and RUTH SLOTTAG.

Board members at large are BLANCA BERNASEK, ROD BUFFINGTON, DAVID CAIN, TERRY CASTLEMAN, ED CLARK, PHIL DAVIS, RONDA FRASER, BROWN HITT, KRISTIN JORGENSEN, DAISY JUAREZ, CHRIS MILLER, MARK PENCE, LAURA RIKER, LISA RUSHER, TOM TEAGUE, FRANK TROMPETER and ROB WITNER.

 

TITLE: PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, March 17, 1994

KEVIN LINDER has joined the law firm of Casper, Bartholf & Associates Inc. in its life and employee benefits division. Linder is a licensed attorney. He previously worked with Aetna Life & Casualty as a general agent and CNA Insurance Companies in St. Louis, Mo. He holds degrees from Sangamon State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

 

TITLE: PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, March 31, 1994



KEVIN LINDER has joined the Springfield insurance firm of Casper, Bartholf & Associates Inc. in its life and employee benefits division. Linder is a licensed attorney.

He previously worked with Aetna Life & Casualty as a general agent and CNA Insurance Companies in St. Louis. He holds degrees from Sangamon State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

 

 

Dancing streets / Washington Street Jazz festival marks 18th year

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 27, 2004

Author/Byline: ANN SANNER STAFF WRITER
Section: CITY/STATE
Page: 15

Dick Garretson was not among the millions swept up by Beatlemania in the early 1960s.

"Whenever the Beatles came over from Europe, and everyone was listening to the Beatles," Garretson said, "I didn't know one Beatles tune because I was at home listening to jazz."

Garretson and his six-member group, Dick Garretson and the Little Big Band, were one of six local bands to display their love for jazz by performing Saturday evening at the Springfield Area Arts Council's Washington Street Jazz festival.

Organizers said approximately 800 people were expected for the event held on Washington between Fifth and Sixth streets. It was the 18th year for the festival.

John Sluzalis has played about 10 times with different groups.

"I do this because I love music," said Sluzalis, who played the drums with the Dixie Daredevils. "Basically my whole career has been music in one way or another."

Money raised from the festival will be matched by funds from the council's Community Access Grant. The Illinois Arts Council, in turn, provides its own matching funds. The Community Access Grant supports programs put on by area arts groups and organizations. Last year, 15 organizations received funds.

The jazz festival fulfills part of the Area Arts Council's mission, said Ruth Slottag, co-chairperson for the event.

"We have local bands here because part of our mission is supporting artists and arts groups in the community," Slottag said.

Other bands included the Sam Grain Quartet, The Good Brothers, Mr. Machine Gun "Bill Evans" and the Road House Blues Band, and Real Time.

Kevin Linder , Area Arts Council president, said the jazz concerts are an opportunity to showcase Springfield's "wonderful music scene."

"I think event's like this actually promote Springfield," he said, noting the revitalization of the downtown area.

As the music echoed off the downtown buildings, Garretson not only enjoyed the music but the nice weather.

"It's a good lineup and a beautiful evening," he said. "You couldn't ask for anything better."

Caption: 1. Maria and Rod Matticks of Springfield dance Saturday to the music of the Dixie Daredevils at the Washington Street Jazz festival in Springfield. "It's incredible," Rod Matticks said. "Beautiful weather, perfect music - you can't beat it." / 2. Tom and A.J. Good, ages 15 and 18, are two parts of The Good Brothers trio that opened an evening of live music downtown. The Springfield brothers, including Tucker, 10, have been playing together for one year.

 

Family & friends / Family Service Center marks its 142nd year

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, February 4, 2005

Author/Byline: JOHN REYNOLDS STAFF WRITER
Section: CITY/STATE
Page: 11

Betty Marcy, 74, still remembers her first visit to what is now the Family Service Center in Springfield.

She was 7, and her mother was suffering from tuberculosis. The prognosis for that lung disease was not good in the late 1930s, and Marcy's mother feared she wouldn't be able to take care of her daughter and two sons, ages 8 and 10, much longer.

She wanted all three of her children to remain together, so she sought out the service center for help. A red-haired social worker who introduced herself as Mrs. Cox found the children a new home in nearby rural Petersburg.

"We asked (Mrs. Cox) what would we call these people, because we knew we already had a mother and a father," Marcy said. "She said, 'Well, it would be nice if you just called them aunt and uncle.' So that is what we always did."

On Thursday, Marcy was one of the invited guests for a reception at the Pasfield House to celebrate the 142nd anniversary of the Family Service Center, 1308 S. Seventh St.

Debbie Raupp, president of the board of directors, said a lot has changed since the center was founded as the Springfield Home For the Friendless.

"We were incorporated Feb. 12, 1863, on Abraham Lincoln's birthday, she said.

"We were originally started out for the widows and orphans of the Civil War... When it was incorporated, boys could stay until they were 12, and girls could stay until they were 14. Back in those times, 12 and 14 must have been something similar to being more adult."

Today, the Family Service Center offers a wide range of services, from adoption assistance to counseling for individuals, families, married couples and parents and their children.

"We are extremely busy," said executive director Josie Rocco. "We constantly have a waiting list because we offer counseling on a sliding-scale fee. Our fees range anywhere from $20 to $65 an hour, which is much less than a private practitioner."

The center also provides young-parent support services, as well as help in dealing with substance abuse and domestic violence.

Rocco said many of the problems the staff deals with today have been around since the facility's founding, but they weren't always talked about in the open.

"I would assume that domestic violence has always been a part of our society, only today, it is recognized. Teens got pregnant years ago also at a young age, but now our society says it is OK for a teen mom to keep her child instead of placing it up for adoption," Rocco said.

In recognition of the anniversary, the city of Springfield issued a proclamation declaring Thursday "Family Service Center Day."

Officials of the center said it was appropriate that the reception was at the Pasfield House, since the Pasfield family was an early supporter of the Springfield Home For the Friendless.

Marcy said she appreciated the work the center's staff did on behalf of her and her brothers.

Shortly after they were put with Deane and Aliene Colby, who lived a few miles south of Petersburg, Marcy's mother died. The children stayed with the Colbys for three years before moving in with their father in Aurora after he remarried. As teenagers, all three eventually returned to live with the Colbys.

Aliene Colby was a rural schoolteacher. Marcy said she died last year at the age of 95.

"We kept in touch through the years. They have been part of our family," Marcy said.

Caption: 1. Old Capitol Chorale singers Michele Whitlock, left, Carol Jones and Jane Ethen sing Thursday during a celebration of the 142nd anniversary of the Family Service Center at the Pasfield House. / 2. Kevin Linder , a Family Service Center board member, hugs his 9-year-old daughter Katie during the celebration.
Memo: M1 CUTLINE VARIES

 

 

 

 

PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, August 21, 2005

Section: MARKETPLACE
Page: 53

DEBORAH RAUPP has been elected president of the Family Service Center of Sangamon County.

Other officers are Danielle Outlaw, first vice president; Karola Beahringer, second vice president; Janice Schramm, secretary; and Jim Hagerman, treasurer.

Additional board members are Shelby Alfonsi, Dr. Subhash Chaudhary, Thomas Wilson, Kevin Linder , Ruth Slottag and Vicky Whitaker.

Family Service Center offers services for adoptions, counseling, teen parents and the tree of wishes.

 

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 8, 2006



THE FAMILY SERVICE CENTER OF SANGAMON COUNTY BOARD OF DIRECTORS officers are: Karola Beahringer, board president; Ruth Slottag, first vice president; Vicky Whitaker, second vice president; Danielle Outlaw, secretary; Tom Wilson, treasurer; and Debbie Raupp, immediate past president. Additional board members are: Dr. Subhash Chaudhary, Dennis Corvin-Blackburn, Wendy Glisson, Jim Hagerman, Kevin Linder , Merrill McDaniels and Sandy Stannard.

 

 

 

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 15, 2007

Section: LOCAL
Page: 47

The Family Service Center of Sangamon County would like to announce their Board of Directors for fiscal year 2008.

Officers of the Board of Directors are Karola Beahringer, board president; Ruth Slottag, first vice president; Vicky Whitaker, second vice president; Wendy Glisson, secretary; Tom Wilson, treasurer; and Debbie Raupp, immediate past president. Additional board members are Dr. Subhash Chaudhary, Dennis Corvin-Blackburn, Kevin Linder , Maria Lotz, Merrill McDaniels and Danielle Outlaw.

 

 

 

 

Spfld family law – linder – juvenile – tasc – gateway –

Spi cac – caci – probation –

Scsa – essenburg –

Doc – juvenile justice – dcfs

 

 

 

The right blend / Stepfathers work hard to bring cohesion to newly formed families

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 15, 2008

Author/Byline: JULIE KAISER CORRESPONDENT
Section: SUNDAYAM
Page: 15

Stepdads play an important role in the blending of families after a remarriage. When The State Journal-Register recently asked area stepdads to write in with their stories, one recurring theme emerged: Each blended family may be unique, but love and respect remain common denominators for success.

Jason Libben of New Berlin had never dated anyone with children before, so when he started falling for Angie Huffman, he was a little unsure how to proceed with her then-5-year-old son, Brandon. Upon meeting him, however, Jason became one of Brandon's biggest fans - and it wasn't just because the two share a passion for Cardinals baseball.

"You know how sometimes you get the sense when you are around someone or see someone, that they are a good person?" Jason writes in his e-mail to the newspaper. "When I first saw Brandon, I could tell he was one heck of a kid. Now, three years later ... how I was right! His manners, his attitude and his general kindness are incredible for someone of his age."

After Jason met Brandon at Angie's office a few times, the grown-ups took care not to rush things in their relationship.

"Jason, Brandon and I would go miniature golfing, bowling, to the park, playing catch with a baseball, which was the beginning of the ice breaking for all of us," Angie says. "Once I saw how well Brandon accepted Jason, Brandon and I talked about Jason coming into our lives."

Then Jason and Angie talked about raising kids, especially his potential role as stepdad. Jason brought a unique perspective to the conversation.

When he was 2 years old, his parents divorced and eventually married others. Since he grew up a stepson himself, Jason remembered the natural awkwardness families go through when another father figure emerges within a blended family.

"We were all treated as if we were not stepchildren," Jason recalls. "When my dad was not around, my stepfather would take me out to the garage to work on something or help do some sort of project or chore and show me how to help others, like our neighbors. I am grateful for what I was taught."

Despite their initial bond, the relationship between Jason and Brandon took time to develop. Jason proved patient - he could empathize with Brandon's initial confusion about why he was there.

"It was tough on both of us," Jason says. "I felt bad for what he was going through and how he was feeling. He was missing what he was used to for the first five years of his life. Slowly over time, there was a transition where he knew things were going to be all right, but just different."

That process initially involved some uneasy moments for everyone.

"At first it was a little awkward being around when his father dropped him back off from a weekend of visitation, but over time things have got a little easier," Jason says.

The relationship between the men in Brandon's life has evolved to the point where Jason and Brandon's father, Jim Huffman, coach his baseball team together.

"We communicate without any problems," Jason says. "We are both in it not only for Brandon, but for all of the kids on the team."

Springfield family law attorney Kevin Linder

 

agrees that remaining focused on the child's best interests helps alleviate a lot of competing emotions.

 

He sees firsthand the turmoil that can devastate families when the blending process is not carefully thought out or implemented.

"A lot of kids are very uncertain going into a stepfamily relationship," Kevin says. "It is something new. For starters, what do you call the new person in your life?"

Linder would face these questions himself when his marriage ended and his ex-wife remarried. He found himself adjusting to the man who would eventually become his daughter Katie's stepdad. He struggled with concerns about being replaced, and he wondered about the man taking such a prominent role in his then-8-year-old daughter's life. Over time, he realized the value of that relationship in his daughter's life. She is now 12.

"In the last couple of years, Katie has had a bond that is different with her stepfather, different than it is with either her mother or I," Kevin says. "She laughs; she jokes about him. They do things together. When you hear that child bonding with that stepparent, that's what reassures you."

When Springfield counselor Tom Frydenger married his wife, Adrienne, she had two girls, ages 9 and 3. Tom had just completed course work on a master's in counseling (he is a licensed clinical professional counselor), and his new wife was certain it would be invaluable to have someone who'd recently conducted research on family life help her raise the girls.

Tom e-mailed the newspaper with the story of how he literally wrote the book describing some of his initial mistakes:

"As a stepparent, I tended to focus on applying consequence to broken rules," he wrote. "It took a lot of effort to make the switch to focus on bonding with the girls and letting their mom be the primary disciplinarian."

The Frydengers went on to write "The Blended Family" in 1985, followed by "Stepfamily Problems and How To Solve Them" in 1997.

Discipline often is a challenging area for families. Certified marriage and family therapist Marilyn Stevens agrees with the strategy of deferring to the biological parent in discipline issues.

"Let biological parents handle discipline when possible," says Stevens, of Springfield. "When this is not possible, talk with your partner in private about discipline plans, and let the biological parent present the plan to the children. Contracts work well and give kids security."

She also encourages blended families to utilize rituals often, such as Saturday-morning pancakes, Sunday-night movies or just walking the dog together.

"Food is important," she says. "If you have something to discuss with your stepchildren, try discussing it over pizza. As counterintuitive as it sounds, the best rule is - just be a friend."

Jason Libben remembers his stepfather using a more "old fashioned" discipline approach with him, but that's not a strategy he's comfortable using as a stepfather himself.

"In the early stages, when a situation came up when Brandon was in trouble, I would let Angie handle it how she normally would and then afterwards I would ask her if she thought I needed to step in," he says. "Now as time has gone by, and he gets a little older, I speak up when Angie is talking to him when he is in trouble and not wanting to listen. I make sure he knows he needs to listen to Angie."

Angie respects the care Jason takes in his relationship with her son.

"I think the most challenging part about their relationship is since Jason isn't his real dad, he's always trying not to overstep any boundaries, whether it be with school work, discipline, helping in coaching his baseball team or whatever event rises," she says. "Open communication between them has drawn them very close. The baseball is just an added bonus."

Indeed, baseball tops Brandon's list of favorite activities to do with his stepdad, along with riding bikes on the bike path. But what he loves the most about his stepdad is simple:

"He loves me," Brandon says.

For Jason, loving Brandon has been the easiest aspect of becoming a stepdad.

"The best part of being Brandon's stepdad is the fact that he is so well-mannered, respectful and kind to others," he says. "Watching him continue to grow is very rewarding for me as well, and the fact that he is a Cardinals fan is icing on the cake."

Find help

For potential blended families as well as those that already are, here are resource materials that offer insight into, and help with, the process.

* "The Smart Step Family" by Ron Dea; Bethany House Publishers

* "The Blended Family" by Tom and Adrienne Frydenger; Chosen Books.

* "Stepfamily Problems and How to Solve Them" by Tom and Adrienne Frydenger; Spire Books.

* "Stepchildren Speak: 10 Grown-Up Stepchildren Teach You How To Build Healthy Stepfamilies" by Susan Phillips; AWYN Publications

* "Keys to Successful Stepfathering: Barron's Parenting Keys" by Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.; Barron's Educational Series

Caption: 1. Jason Libben and his stepson, Brandon Huffman, 8, play a game of hoops at their New Berlin home. (06152008Stepdad2.jpg) / 2. Brandon Huffman bumps fists with his dad, Jim Huffman, during Brandon's baseball game in New Berlin. At right is Huffman's fiancee, Ashley Twyford. (06152008Stepdad1.jpg)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Hoogland” center for the arts -

 

 

 

 

http://www.scfta.org/docs/AbouttheBuilding08.pdf

 

 

 

 

Located at

 

 420 South 6th Street in

the heart of Springfield, Illinois, the

Center for the Arts is a space unlike

any other in the area. A variety of

performance and exhibition spaces

are housed under one roof, enhancing

opportunities for collaboration

among arts groups and providing

the Springfield Community with a

central venue in which to enjoy the

arts.

 

 

The space includes:

_ An art gallery and spacious lobby,

 

_ A 460-seat auditorium (LRS

Theatre) for concerts and theatrical

productions,

 

_ A performance and rehearsal

hall/film theater with ballet floor

(Theater 2) seating 75,

 

_ A performance and banquet

theater (Theater 3) seating 350,

 

_ A room for writers’ forums and

jazz/blues performances (Club

Room) seating 150,

 

_ A meeting room and small performance/

exhibit space (Board

Room) for groups of 50-80, and

 

_ A professional kitchen with dining

room seating 400.

 

 

In total, the Center encompasses

over 80,000 square feet of space.

The facility that houses the Center

has been part of Springfield’s urban

landscape for nearly a century.

 

First opened in 1909 as a Masonic

Temple, the building was greatly

expanded in 1960.

 

The Center was

lovingly cared for by the Masons

until 2001 when their needs no

longer justified a facility of the

Center’s size.

 

Today, the facility provides space

for local arts organizations and is

an anchor for the continued revitalization

of downtown Springfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHLEYHAHN

 

 

 

From “boesdorfer”

 

TITLE: ANNIVERSARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, November 18, 1997

Turner-25th Mr. and Mrs. David E. Turner of Springfield will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Saturday.

Turner and the former Mary Jayne Phillips were married Nov. 22, 1972. Mr. Turner serves on the executive board of
Midwest Truckers
Association. Mrs. Turner retired from the state.

They are the parents of three daughters, Mrs. Kevin (MaryAnne)
Schleyhahn, Dana Phillips Spencer and Mrs. Jeff (Lisa) Johnson. There are five grandchildren, one deceased; and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

From “sommersattcb”

 

Sommers – IUOE 965 – city Pub works (problems w/ city pubworks trucks)

 

See also schleyhahn/nudo and Sharon nudo

And see schleyhahn at shg and social network

(don’t confuse with somers/scb, Cellini zoning, or sommer brandt/vono/Patterson)

 

 

TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, February 27, 1996

 

 

 

Robert H. Schleyhahn Robert H. Schleyhahn, 66, of Springfield died Sunday at his residence.

 

He was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Springfield, the son of Rollard C. and Jessie Siders Schleyhahn. He married Patricia D. Baldoni in 1950.

Mr. Schleyhahn was a member of

 

Local 965 Operating Engineers,

 

he also had owned several bars in Springfield and was formerly employed by CWLP. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force

 

 and was a member of the Elks Club.

 

Survivors: wife, Patricia D. Schleyhahn; a son,

Robert R. Schleyhahn of Springfield; three daughters, Kathy Biroschak of Berlin Center, Ohio,

Patricia L. Sommers of Glenarm and

Sharon Nudo of Springfield; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Remains were cremated. Private family services will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery

 

 

 

Erdman – new Holland – see long and farm chem. In new holland

 

Charles E. Sommers Jr.

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Section: LOCAL
Page: 12

Charles E. Sommers Jr.

TAVARES, Fla. –

 

Charles Edward Sommers Jr.

 

of Tavares died Friday, May 11, 2007, in Leesburg, Fla.

He was born in 1925 in Litchfield to Charles Edward Sommers and Lorine Rhodes Sommers, both of whom preceded him in death.

Following his graduation from Mason City High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in both World War II and Korea, after which he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a degree in aeronautical engineering. He was employed by

McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis as an engineer in the aircraft and space divisions.

He later was employed by the Illinois State Police at the Training Academy in Springfield until retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Squires Sommers of Edwardsville;

 

 a son, Charles Edward Sommers III of Tavares;

 

and two daughters, Deborah Sommers of St. Charles, Mo., and

Kelli Sommers Fletcher and her husband, Edward,

and their four children, Edye, Addison, Charlie and Sawyer, of Staunton. He also is survived by his two sisters,

Patricia Sommers Wooldridge of Tavares and

Jane Sommers Erdman of New Holland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From “burge”

 

Mitts-Winchester

 

Tami M. Winchester and Robert A. Mitts, both of Springfield, were married at 3 p.m. May 6 at Christ Episcopal Church by the Rev. William H. Privette.

 

The bride is the daughter of Carol and Bill Winchester of Springfield. The groom is the son of Peggy and Roy Mitts of Springfield.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Keri Winchester. Bridesmaids were Melissa Miller, Erin Smith, Wendy Camille and Renee McGlennon. Flower girl was Brittany Gondek.

 

Best man was Richard Mitts. Groomsmen were

Wymond Schleyhahn,

 

Tod Dunbar , Lance Bauman and Jeff Bridges. Ushers were Carl Fryman and

 

Brian Lauterbach. Ringbearer was Trent Ethel.

 

A reception was held at the Prop Club.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lanphier High School and attends Lincoln Land Community College. She is employed by Famous Barr. The groom is a graduate of Southeast High School. He is employed by J. Gooch and Associates.

 

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

From “reinhart”

 

Sharon L. Nudo

SPRINGFIELD –

 

Sharon L. Nudo,

 

52, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at St. John's Hospice.

Sharon was born March 24, 1957, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Robert H. and Patricia (Baldoni) Schleyhahn.

Sharon worked for both the City of Springfield and the State of Illinois, retiring in 1991.

She is survived by a daughter, Lindsey (husband, Richard E.) High of Springfield; her mother, Patricia Schleyhahn of Glenarm, IL; 2 grandchildren, Abigail and Bailey High; 2 sisters, Patricia (husband, Billy) Sommers of Glenarm, IL, and Kathy (husband, Joe) Biroschak of Berlin Center, OH; and a brother, Robert Schleyhahn of Bloomington, IL. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her father,

Robert H. Schleyhahn.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 South Koke Mill Rd. The family will greet friends and relatives from 10 a.m. till time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, at Bisch Funeral Home West. Inurnment at Oak Ridge Cemetery will be at a later date.

Please visit the online obituary at www.mem.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

 

 

From “blagoliuna”

 

Cause of Leland Grove woman's fatal injury remains inconclusive

State's attorney will get case to determine if charges should be filed


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Sharon Nudo

By BRUCE RUSHTON (bruce.rushton@sj-r.com)

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Posted Sep 23, 2009 @ 03:41 PM


After hearing that doctors couldn’t tell whether Sharon Nudo was injured in a fall or from a blow to her head, a Sangamon County coroner’s jury Wednesday unanimously ruled “open” when asked to decide the manner in which the Leland Grove woman died at her home.

A state police investigator and a pathologist told the jury that Nudo died from a subdural hematoma eight days after she was brought unconscious to St. Johns Hospital on July 18. While bleeding between the brain and skull caused Nudo’s death, Dr. Jessica Bowman, a pathologist hired by county coroner Susan Boone, told the jury it was impossible to determine how she was injured.

“I can’t say,” Bowman testified. “It could be a fall, it could be a blow.”

Cirrhosis was a contributing factor, Bowman said. Nudo, 51, had a history of drinking, and cirrhosis can cause someone to bleed more than people without the condition, she testified.

Leland Grove police chief Mark Gleason said the case, which is being investigated by his department and Illinois State Police, will now go to the state’s attorney to determine whether anyone should be charged with a crime.

Mike Jennings, state police special agent, told the jury that doctors called police after bruises on Nudo’s body raised suspicions about whether she might have been assaulted. Nudo’s on-again, off-again live-in boyfriend gave inconsistent accounts about what happened, he said. Investigators at one point asked the boyfriend whether it was possible he might have hurt Nudo during an alcoholic blackout, Jennings testified.

“He said ‘It’s possible, but I don’t remember,’” Jennings said.

Police served a search warrant at the home and interviewed the boyfriend the same day Nudo was rushed to the hospital. At one point, the boyfriend said he was in another part of the house when he heard Nudo fall inside a bedroom. He also said he was in bed with her when she fell to the floor, Jennings testified.

“His answers were inconsistent,” Jennings said. “His story was, she has problem with seizures and she falls down a lot.”

The boyfriend told police that bruises on Nudo’s body likely came when he pulled her to a bathroom after she fell, Jennings said. In the past, the boyfriend had always summoned help immediately when Nudo suffered a seizure, Jennings said, but in this case, he waited as long as 11 hours before calling 911. While the boyfriend said Nudo had vomited and urinated after her injury, the house was clean, the agent said.

“The scene he described was not evident when we came out,” Jennings said. “It was very difficult to take anything he said seriously.” (see ailleo/Jennings)

The boyfriend has a history of physical abuse, both with Nudo and other women, Jennings testified. He blamed Nudo for altercations, the special agent said, saying that she once hit him on the head with a frying pan in front of a witness. But the witness named by the boyfriend disputed his account, the agent said.

“That incident did not take place,” Jennings told the jury.

Police haven’t spoken to the boyfriend since the day Nudo was rushed to the hospital. Investigators tried, but the boyfriend declined, the special agent testified.

 

Bruce Rushton can be reached at 788-1542.

 

 

 

Injuries were from fall, Leland Grove woman’s autopsy shows

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Posted Jul 29, 2009 @ 12:39 AM

Last update Jul 29, 2009 @ 06:21 AM


An autopsy this week showed that a Leland Grove woman died of “blunt force injuries due to a fall,” according to Sangamon County Coroner Susan Boone.

Sharon L. Nudo, 52, of the 1900 block of Outer Park Drive died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital, where she was taken July 18 after being injured at her home.

Hospital staff members had told police Nudo’s injuries appeared to have been the result of a beating and did not appear to be consistent with falling down.

Nudo, a grandmother, retired in 1991 after working for both the city of Springfield and the state of Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From “saladino”

 

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE ANNOUNCES SPRING GRADUATES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, July 9, 1988

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 12

Springfield College in Illinois has announced graduating students for spring 1988.

Receiving associate in arts degrees are: Annette Ament, Julia Armbruster, Alice Armour, Phyllis Ball-Danmole, John Baranzelli, Greg Barnett, Connie Bartman, Keith Beauchamp, Michelle Becker; Donna Birkman, Daniel Blankenburger, Joseph Blasko Jr., Randall Bounds, Debra Brown, Michelle Brown, Kim Buchele, David Burkum; Todd Buscher, Wendi Campbell, Vicky Carson,
Craig Cellini, Gina Cianferri, Penny Cooper, Victoria Copp, Jean Crain, Linda Cycholl; Elencia Davis, Daniel DeSalle, Angela Dodd, Deboray Dorsey, Betsy Dye, Patrick Elchlepp, Jeffrey Enlow, Lisa Ewing, Judith Farris-Marcy, Jodi Felter, Dana Field, Kary Fleck, Debra Flener Jillane Flynn; Matthew Gairani, Cheryl Gallant, Sheri Garland, Cynthia Garvin, Bradford Gleeson, Amy Graham, Patricia Green, Jean Greenwald, Todd Hammond, Staci Hampton, Catherine Harris, Tracey Herron, Michael Hott; Heather Hughes, Donna Humphries, Joseph Jiardina, Laura Jordan, Timothy Kell, Mark Kerhlikar, Jill Kesler, Patrick Ketchum, Deborah Kilver, Michelle Kirby, Denise Kirsch, Debra Krick, Jean Langfelder; Susan Lanterman, Julie Madonia, Gina Manola, James Marrin, Suzanne Martin, Kristina McCarthy, John Medley, Wendy Miller, Julia Minder, Rose Mogle, Pamela Morgan, Teresa Mueller, Gina Muncy, Cheryl Myers; Tammara Niebrugge, Constance Nika, Linda Owens, Margaret Oyler, Sylvia Perkins, Anne Peters, Jay Pierceall, Michelle Pietrzak, Peggi Porter, Carol Probst, M. Adil Rahman, George Rakin, Lara Reed; Jill Ruholl, John Saladino , July Satterlee,

Lisa Schleyhahn, Debra Schuckenbrock, Marilyn Schuette, Katherine Seck, Samuel Simmons Jr., Donna Smith, Amy Staten, Lisa Streight; Joni Summers, Ginger Taylor, Dianne Thies, Gregory Turner, James Valentine, Angela Vicari, Dianna Van Allen, Yvonne Walenga, Michael Wall, Robert Ward, Elizabeth Welch, Kathie White, Mary Wiest (Wendt), Joseph Williamson III, Ramona Wilson and Jennifer Wrigley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From “spddefendants” - Schleyhahn – terry young -

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 11, 1989

Horne-Bunten Tammy L. Bunten and Brian A. Horne, both of Springfield, were married at 6 p.m. May 6 at the First Congregational Church. The Rev. Donald McPeek officiated.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. James C. Sisco of Champaign. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Horne, 3233 S. Fifth St.

Tracie Rowden was matron of honor, with Suzanne Austin, Kathy Austin and Jan Kennedy as bridesmaids. Stephanie Oliver was flower girl.

Tim Rumble was best man.

Rob Leach,

Dave Canaday and

Terry Young were groomsmen. Dewey Rowden and

Wymond Schleyhahn were ushers, and Tanner Renfro was ringbearer.

A reception was held at the Sky Harbor Inn.

The bride, a graduate of Springfield High School,

 

works for Railroad Maintenance Health and Welfare Fund. The groom, a graduate of Southeast High School, is self-employed.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

Terry young impacts

 

Terry young attends buscher/reid

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 11, 1992

 

Brown-Refine Julie Diane Refine and Neil Mulholand Brown, both of Springfield, were married at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at St. Frances Cabrini Church by the Rev.

David V. Schauer.

The bride is the daughter of Kathryn L. Refine of Springfield and the late Harry E. Refine. The groom is the son of Dr. Lowell J. Brown and Veronica M. Brown, both of Springfield.

Serving as matron of honor was Jane Young.

Bridesmaids were Mary Young, Celeste Foster, Kathryn Refine, Emily Reid and Elizabeth Reid. Flower girls were Jourdan Horton and Hannah Young.

Best man was Walter Metzger. Groomsmen were Brendan Brown, Jeff Schmid, Greg Puckel and Cliff Buscher. Ushers were Jack Reid and Terry Young . Ringbearer was Jack Reid.

A reception was held at the Artisans Building, state fairgrounds.

The bride is a graduate of Ursuline Academy and Eastern Illinois University.

She is attending Sangamon State University and is employed by Dr. Lowell J. Brown.

The groom is a graduate of Griffin High School and Marquette University.

He is employed by the city of Springfield.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

ACTING FIRE CHIEF DOUSES FIRE-BREATHING TACTICS NOW SAYS HE'S CHANGED HIS MIND ABOUT TOP STAFF POSITIONS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 21, 1991

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 1

Springfield's acting fire chief, David Newbrough, admits he might have spoken too soon on the day of his appointment, when he told top department

brass many of them would not be part of his team.

He now says he's changed his mind about top staff positions, and he wants time to determine who will stay where they are.

"I probably wasn't sure at that time what I was going to do, so I shouldn't have said anything," Newbrough said last week. "I'm not going to jump and try to make any changes now until I've been confirmed, until I learn the job and know more of what they (top staff members) are doing."

Some of the top officers say they were given a weekend to put their choices in writing -- resign, retire, or go back to their civil service ranks.

Newbrough said he just wanted to let the eight administrators know of changes that would be coming over a few months. But seven of the group were told they couldn't keep their current jobs, and the eighth was told he might have problems keeping his job when he turns 60 in August. The eight officers average 25 years on the department. Newbrough will mark 18 years of service in September.

"I don't change my life around in three days for nobody," said Division Chief Elmer Renfro that afternoon.

Langfelder appointed Newbrough -- a fire captain and also a Democratic precinct committeeman who worked in the mayor's election campaign -- just three days after Chief Tom Oseland announced retirement plans. The mayor said he did no interviews because he knew who he wanted, and gave Newbrough, 44, immediate power as acting chief.

In addition to walking a precinct for Langfelder, Newbrough said, he helped coordinate the mayor's Ward 10 efforts, in part making sure Langfelder people were at each polling place. He also helped find yard sign locations.

Newbrough denies any politicalmotives behind the abortive staff reshuffling, and there is evidence to back him up. While a top staff member who would have been affected is a Republican precinct committeeman (he took no active role in the April campaign), another had displayed a Langfelder yard sign at his home.

Nonetheless, Newbrough moved too quickly for his own good, clouding his chances of confirmation by the city council.

"It's definitely an uphill battle," said Ward 4 Ald. Chuck Redpath, chairman of the council's Public Affairs and Safety Committee, which scrutinizes police and fire departments.

Newbrough said his perspective has changed since he became acting chief.

"I'm going to reconsider everything. It might turn out in the end that I still feel what my first impulse (was). But at this point, I'm seeing what they (staff members) are doing and how they're doing it and the good job some of them are doing."

However, Newbrough said fire department tradition is that a new executive brings in his own staff. Four officers retired when former Public Safety Director Pat Ward first won election in 1975, he said.

"Those guys didn't cry," Newbrough said. "They didn't run to the media.

"I like all these guys," he added. "I just thought I'd be more comfortable with my own staff. But right now, I don't know how many months that's going to take."

Newbrough said he doesn't think aldermen have anything against him personally and predicts he'll be confirmed.

"They understand that the mayor's the mayor and that's his role, to appoint his department heads.

"I think what's rough about this city council is, well, they have full-time jobs on the side, and sometimes they expect the mayor, who's full-time, to tell them everything he's doing before he does it. Maybe they're not being realistic a little bit there."

Newbrough made his mark on the department through his work with Local 37 of the International Association of Fire Fighters -- the Springfield local. He was secretary and vice president before being elected to two two-year terms as president starting in 1985. City officials who faced him at the bargaining table say he was a tough negotiator.

Still an active member, Newbrough also is a vice president of the statewide Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, and has done lobbying and convened a recent statewide seminar on issues such as collective bargaining and grievance procedures.

"Almost my whole career at this fire department is helping everyone else," Newbrough said.

Driver-engineer Bill Hurrelbrink, a 20-year friend of Newbrough and 17-year companion on the department, thinks the acting chief will excel.

"He's a very caring, compassionate person," Hurrelbrink said. "Anything he gets involved in, he puts his heart, mind and soul to it. He got us some of the biggest raises we ever had."

Hurrelbrink thinks the department's recent leadership has played favorites.

"Dave is not like that. He's real fair and treats everybody equally."

Capt. Bernie Coady -- secretary-treasurer of Local 37 and someone Newbrough plans to consider for one of the staff jobs -- said he was a firefighter on a truck company when Newbrough was the driver. It is part of the driver's job to cut off electricity to burning buildings when firefighters enter.

"I had 100 percent confidence in him, and he always got the job done for me," Coady said. "He's more than competent."

The Springfield & Central Illinois Trades and Labor Council, to which Newbrough is a delegate, also has endorsed him. Newbrough's personnel moves didn't deserve criticism, said Michael Hade, council president. "It is quite refreshing to have someone who is willing to act in an honest and upfront manner," Hade said.

Newbrough's qualifications also are being questioned. He has never been the command officer at a major fire, and his level of experience and specialized training is far below that of some of the officers he wanted to move out.

Had top staff been moved out before last week's natural gas leak and fire on Lawrence Avenue, said one department member, there would have been "utter chaos."

Division Chiefs Cliff Garst and J.D. Knox, along with Oseland, are the only department members who have gone through a hazardous materials technician course run by the Association of American Railroads. They said they ran department operations at the gas leak. People with lesser training, Garst said, are not supposed to try aggressive procedures, like trying to stop a hazardous material leak.

Garst and Knox were among officers Newbrough originally indicated he would remove.

Newbrough, who was also at the scene, said he wasn't sure what role Garst and Knox played, but Central Illinois Light Co. crews were working to stop the leak and he thinks battalion chiefs -- below the top staff level -- "had everything set up."

Garst said he and Knox "had the responsibility to manage the incident overall." "CILCO consulted with us," he said.

"Cliff Garst and J.D. Knox, I think, have been to a different school than the rest of us, but . . . we all have training," Newbrough said.

Garst said later that Newbrough may not know all requirements of responding to certain hazardous materials incidents, and he'd be glad to brief the acting chief.

Newbrough said he will concentrate more on local fire courses and bringing teachers in, instead of sending firefighters to outside schools. Many department members think trips have been reserved for a chosen few.

"That helps them build resumes, maybe, but I've never seen whether they came back and passed any of that along."

Garst said only in recent years has the union contract allowed time for rank-and-file personnel to attend out-of-town schools, and Knox said information gained is passed on to other department members.

Knox, fire science coordinator at Lincoln Land Community College, said the local school can't offer some specialized training. All top staff members and about five other department members have been to at least one two-week course at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md., which he calls the FBI academy for firefighters. Knox himself has been there five times. Newbrough has not been there.

Newbrough says he has taken a succession of firefighting courses since joining the department. He has 61 hours of credit in liberal arts and fire science at Lincoln Land.

He said he failed one course that he thinks was taught by the state concerning hazardous materials, but said it involved a lot of memorization that he doesn't think anyone could retain for long. The coursework duplicated material in a book firefighters would have at a scene, he added.

"You don't have that many" hazardous materials incidents, he said, "but you still have to be prepared for them."

Newbrough failed a test to become battalion chief, the next civil service step up from captain. He said he took the test only because tests often generate union complaints, and as union president he needed to know about the procedures. "I didn't study at all," he said.

As a captain, Newbrough said, he has been the first on many incident scenes and handled them. However, all structure fires are overseen by battalion chiefs. While Newbrough said he's filled in as battalion chief for two or three 24-hour shifts, he does not recall having a structure fire on any of those days.

Newbrough does not think staff changes will hurt Springfield's Class 1 fire insurance rating -- a rank held by only seven departments nationwide.

"There's no chance of losing the Class 1 here in the next few years," he said.

Terry Young , manager of operations at Commercial Risk Services Inc., which ranks departments for property and casualty insurance companies, said Springfield's 1988 rating should last for 10 years.

"Normally, a change in management does not affect it," he said.

Newbrough, a native of Mexico, Mo., joined the U.S. Marines at age 17, in 1964, and finished high school while in the military. He was a combat infantryman in South Vietnam and a military police officer in San Diego.

He got a Purple Heart for his Vietnam service, but he didn't ask for it and is a touch embarrassed by it. During an enemy ambush, he backed up into a pointed stick left as a booby trap; it broke the skin on his buttocks, but didn't hurt him badly. He didn't know he would receive the medal until he was back in the states.

"I didn't want to get a Purple Heart," he said. "In the Marines, that kind of meant like you made a mistake."

Newbrough and his wife, Barbara, have a 15-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter.

NEWBROUGH FILE o Age: 44 o Hometown: Mexico, Mo. o In Springfield: Since 1970. Began as firefighter in 1973. o Military: Three years in the U.S. Marine Corps., including Vietnam combat, duty in Okinawa and as a military policeman in San Diego. Received the Purple Heart. o Labor: President of Springfield Local 37 of International Association of Fire Fighters, 1985-88. Also served as vice president and secretary. Vice president and service representative, Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois. Treasurer for Springfield department's Foreign Fire Insurance Board. o Education: 61 credit hours in liberal arts and fire science, Lincoln Land Community College. Some labor courses at Sangamon State University. Several other labor and fire-related courses. o Community service: United Way volunteer of the year 1987. Volunteer for Senior Olympics, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Salvation Army, Big Brother/Big Sister, YWCA and Crisis Nursery. o Family: He and his wife, Barbara, have a son, Jeff, 15, and a daughter, Devon, 13.

 

 

Terry young= degroot link

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 16, 1990

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 12

Hartel-DeGroot Theresa Marie DeGroot and Wayne Edward Hartel, both of Springfield, were

married at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Christ the King Church by the Rev. Donald Meehling.

The bride is the daughter of

Harland and Mary Kay DeGroot,

1620 Denison. The groom is the son of William and Patricia Hartel, 2271 S. Koke Mill Road, Apt. A. Serving as matron of honor was Melanie Dixon. Bridesmaids were Jane Grant, Coleen Dunham and Trisha Conreux. Flower girl was Laura Weber.

Best man was Mark Ribelin. Groomsmen were Mark LeVault, Jeff Hines and Terry Young . Ushers were Bill Hartel, Steve Hartel, Michael DeGroot and Frank McChristy.

A reception was held at the Illinois Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

The bride is a graduate of Pawnee High School, St. John's Hospital School of Nursing and Sangamon State University. She is employed as a registered nurse at St. John's Hospital. The groom is a graduate of Stonington High School and Millikin University and is currently in a master's program at Illinois State University. He is employed as an economist by the state Department of Energy and Natural Resources.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

Terry young – impacts

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 18, 1989

Young-Lauterbach Marilyn Kay Lauterbach and

James Daniel Young,

both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. May 20 at First Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Howard Milkman.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lauterbach of Springfield are the parents of the bride. Parents of the groom are James R. and Cindy L. Young of 1328 E. Ash St.

Maid of honor was Roxanne Greene, with Loretta Hankins and Marla Neuf as bridesmaids.

Best man was

Terry Young ,

with Noel Dalbey and Mark Baehr as groomsmen. Ushers were Don Kolar and Donn Schroeder.

A reception was held at Aqua Sports Club at Lake Springfield.

The bride, a graduate of Rochester High School, works for the Credit Control Bureau. The bridegroom, a graduate of Southeast High School and Lincoln Land Community College, works for the

Springfield PoliceDepartment.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 30, 1988

Hughes-Macchio Susan G. Macchio and Larry L. Hughes, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Sept. 24. The Rev. Daniel S. Powell officiated the ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church.

The bride is the daughter of Georgiann Macchio of San Diego, Calif., and Matthew Macchio of Sherman. The bridegroom is the son of

Barbara E. Walton and Donald R. Hughes,

both of Springfield.

Serving as maid of honor was Carole Downey, with Denise Day, Diane Harms, Beth Martin, Jeannie Johnson and Connie Weller serving as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Alishia Fehrholz.

Terry Young served as best man, with Jim VanMeter, Rick Hesse, Bob Waddell, Tom Macchio and Mike McKinney serving as groomsmen. Ushers were Rich Higden, Bob Deckard, Ron Johnson and Duane Martin. Andrew Hughes served as ringbearer.

A reception was held at The Banquet Hall.

The bride, a graduate of Auburn High School, is employed by the state Department of Transportation. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by Huber Pontiac-Subaru.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

TITLE: ENGAGEMENTS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, May 22, 1988

Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 51

Hirstein-Hughes John and Lois Hirstein, 1429 W. Governor, announce the engagement of their

daughter, Lisa Marie Hirstein, to Ronald E. Hughes, Springfield, son of Barb E. Walton, Norris City, and Donald R. Hughes , 3208 Normandy

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 6, 1988

Hughes-Hirstein Lisa Marie Hirstein and Ronald E. Hughes, both of Springfield, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Oct. 8. The Rev. John Jerving officiated the ceremony at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church.

John and Lois Hirstein, 1429 W. Governor, are the parents of the bride. The bridegroom is the son of Donald Hughes , 3208 Normandy, and Barb Walton, 9 Fairview.

Matron of honor was Lynda Sharp Davis. Serving as best man was Jim Nally, with Thomas and Jerry Hirstein serving as ushers. Ringbearer was Andrew Hughes.

A reception was held at the Grandview Municipal Building following the ceremony.

The bride, a graduate of Springfield High School, is employed by Prentice-Hall Legal and Financial Services. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by

 

George A. Mueller Distributing Co.

The couple will reside in Springfield

 

 

OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, May 20, 2006

Barbara Walton

TUCSON, Ariz. - Barbara E. Walton of Tucson, formerly of Springfield, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Northwest Hospital in Tucson.

She was born Aug. 28, 1940, in Girard, the daughter of Andrew C. and Beaulah Lahey. She married Donald R. Hughes in 1956; they divorced in 1980. She married Bobbie A. Walton in 1982.

Mrs. Walton was retired from the Illinois State Police.

Survivors: husband, Bobbie; daughter, Cathy (husband, Bob) Kirk of Williamsville; two sons, Larry (wife, Diane) and Ronald Hughes, both of Springfield; stepdaughter, Patricia (husband, Brackin) Smith of Chula Vista, Calif.; stepson, Michael Walton of Chula Vista, Calif.; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; brother, Donald (wife, Darlene) Lahey of Lebanon, Mo.; and four nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degroot impacts

 

From “grandpacarincident”

 

 

Grandpa – car – Ashland - Degroot – geyston - polistina

 

 

 

 

 (note also - grandma and glennon paul at mmc -

 

Dr paul was her doctor - cutting edge treatment causes deterioration of health

 

jeff sauer marries dr. paul's daughter

 

paul is cellini/hotel investor, richard hart as cellini atty,

 

madonia and saladino at glennon paul's daughter wedding)

 

 

 

 

Links – sherrock – polistina:

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneysherrockpolistina/

 

jaycees – background - local leadership – membership:

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneyjaycees

http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneyspringfieldjaycees

 

lots of links here: see esp. jay timm, robert jasmon, long fam - sherrock/polistina - poe - burge - tavine - caths - jc's -  

 

 

Dennis Degroot is spi jc’s degroot, related to geyston degroot – (jc’s – geyston) - gray

 

kevin degroot - new berlin KC's - (outside guard)

 

*Ashland car accident with grandpa, related to ashland degroot

 

Grandpa’s burst blood vessel in eye after car incident, then other strokes

 

 

Note similarities between physical trauma as precursor and grandpa car incident

 

 

 

 

*Note also – car incident – constance beard – beard/madonia wedding – didn’t file suit, police report filed, lady ran into me, just scrapes didn’t sue. Find out later beard family in jacksonville – atty – founding fam of “beardstown” – excel/cargill – ufcw – bomaritto - llcc

 

*And see dennis moore – ran into me with car - coffey – ucm – freesen – cellini – chin – spfld clin – burge (moore’s new wife related to freesen const, UCM/cellini) see also wedding attendees, saputo, coffey and moore employment at CWLP

 

*Note also – hurrelbrink residence – ankle – see also exposure to precursor at hall residence, hurrelbrink home stairs had butter applied to lower stairs, also unlit – note relationship to sfd – madonia - spd

 

*And see - sd – car incident 2000 – hit while parked – harris – back, in sd on freeway, hit by car had to get ride to work from “frank harris” intentionally erratic driving exacerbates problem

 

*Note also – spk attack – hairline fracture nose, guy blindsides me in spk, walking down street, car drives up, he gets in and leaves

 

 

 

 

 

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Past Presidents of the Illinois JCI Senate

 

1967-68 Jim O'Connell# 5046     1986-87Bill Willett#17398

1968-69 Bernie Storjohann# 7904 1987-88Wally Suchanek#23397

1969-70 Vito Martinez# 7159 1988-89Jim Mathis#32168

1970-71 Tom Wallisch# 8012 1989-90Denny DeGroot#40222

 

Region 5 Vice Presidents from Illinois

 

1973-74 Dick Hiatt# 7811     1987-88 Charlie Gouvela#18294

1974-75 Ted Langraf# 8657 1991-92 Bill Willett#17396

1975-76 Larry Olsen# 4583 1995-96Denny DeGroot#40222

1977-78 Chuck Fries#18344 1999-00Wayne Kiefer#36498

1980-81 Fred Fischer#21307 2003-04John D Olson#35308

 

 

US JCI Senate Presidents from Illinois

 

1972-73 Jim O'Connell# 5046     1982-83 Fred Fischer#21307

1978-79 Chuck Fries#18344 2001-02 Denny DeGroot#40222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

715 E. Illinois Street, New Berlin, IL 62670

 

 

Knights of Columbus 4372 New Berlin IL

 

 

 

 

 

Outside Guard Kevin Degroot

 

 

location at:

 

 http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=715+E.+Illinois+Street,+New+Berlin,+IL+62670&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=24.73334,35.947266&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=E+Illinois+St,+New+Berlin,+Sangamon,+Illinois+62670&t=p&layer=c&cbll=39.72523,-89.904469&panoid=TlmT1b5KdaSBdGciz1_ptg&cbp=12,140.56,,1,-1.07&ll=39.725211,-89.904599&spn=0.011288,0.038495&z=15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashland man new Jaycees president

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, July 7, 2001

Section: LOCAL
Page: 40

 

ASHLAND –

 

Dennis DeGroot of Ashland was elected the 30th president of the U.S. Junior Chamber International Senate at its annual meeting in Dayton, Ohio.

JCI, also known as Jaycees , was founded in 1944 and exists in 120 countries and territories worldwide. The U.S. JCI Senate, founded in 1972, is composed of current and former Jaycees that have been recognized with a senatorship, a lifetime honor.

DeGroot began his Jaycees career by joining the Ashland Jaycees in 1977. He served the Illinois Jaycees as district director, regional director and state vice president.

Upon receiving his senatorship in 1986, he served the Illinois JCI Senate as regional director, vice president and state president. Continuing his JCI involvement on the national level, he held several committee positions and was previously elected as U.S. region vice president, treasurer and administrative vice president.

Caption: DeGroot

 

 

 

Degroot – brandt – jaycees -

 

Illinois Jaycees name Brandt outstanding young person

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, May 21, 2000

Author/Byline: CHARLYN FARGO AGRIBUSINESS EDITOR
Section: BUSINESS
Page: 62

 

 

Rick Brandt, president and CEO of Brandt Consolidated, Inc. of Pleasant Plains, Saturday was named one of 10 Outstanding Young People of 2000 by the Illinois Jaycees .

Brandt and the others received their awards Saturday at the Hilton Hotel of Springfield.

Other winners were Randy Alderman of Greenville, Erica Baird of Peoria, Dr. Steven Blevins of Schaumburg, Edwin Bowen of Shobonier, Michael Cassady of Palatine, Scott Eisenhauer of Danville, Jack Franks of Woodstock, Lynette Gage of O'Fallon and Walter Polovchak of Des Plaines.

Denny DeGroot of Ashland nominated Brandt for the award.

"He's running a multimillion dollar company at age 34, and does a lot of wonderful things for the community," DeGroot said.

Brandt is a graduate of Pleasant Plains High School and has a bachelor's in economics from the University of South Florida. He's a member of the University of Illinois at Springfield Business Advisory Board, the Springfield and Jacksonville Chambers of Commerce and an FFA School sponsor at Pleasant Plains and Ashland.

"Even though Rick is CEO and president of a large company, this company has branch offices in several small communities," wrote DeGroot in Brandt's nominating application. "These offices are an important part of each community by providing employment, volunteer service and sponsorship for local organizations. This dedication is reflected in the number of hours the employees donate to their communities, especially in times of crisis."

When a tornado hit Ashland, one of the communities where a Brandt branch is located, more than 40 homes, mobile homes, property and businesses were damaged. Brandt allowed employees all the equipment and time needed to volunteer in clean-up and recovery efforts.

Under Brandt's leadership, the business has become a multimillion-dollar company. When Rick's father retired from the business in 1995, Rick, age 30, was named CEO and president.

During high school, he worked at the business and continued to work during the summers while in college. Upon graduation from college in 1988, Brandt returned to the family business as vice president.

The business has branch offices in 10 rural communities and more than 100 employees. Liquid propane was added to the line of chemicals available to farmers in 1996 and seeds for planting crops were added in 1998. New technology has been added for soil testing and satellite positioning as well, with the goal of making the company one-stop-shopping for the agriculture community.

The company sponsors awards and scholarships to high school seniors and to the local community college for students entering agriculture. In addition, the company sponsors youth athletic organizations and donates to civic and school organizations.

"Donations are not always monetary," said DeGroot . "Rick is always the first to respond in cases of emergency. Assistance has been given for tornado, flood, fire and even snow removal."

 

Jaycees - Kolaz/egizii – selvaggio - degroot

 

TITLE: PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, July 25, 1985

U.S. JAYCEE WOMEN, the female auxiliary organization of the U. S. Jaycees voted to dissolve their organization effective July 1, at the national meeting of the U.S. Jaycee Women held recently in Indianapolis.

Several members of the Springfield Jaycee Women received national recognition: Mary Selvaggio, one of ten Outstanding Regional Directors in America; Marilyn Burton, one of 25 Outstanding District Directors in America; Kay DeGroot , one of seven Outstanding New Local Presidents in America; and Mindy Kolaz, one of ten finalists in the national Speak Up competition.

 

 

Jared Degroot - BJJ Instructor

Jared Degroot is John Geyston's Premier Martial Arts Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor, he is active as a direct student of the legendary Robson Moura, 7 Time World Champion and 8 Time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion.  Jared is a dedicated student of the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, currently working on his Black belt under Robson Moura and is the only certified person to teach Robson Moura's program in Springfield Illinois. Jared is Springfield's elite in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has an incredible insight for the details that help students reach their peak. When not on the mat Jared is a career law enforcement officer and defensive tactical instructor serving his community.

Hi I am Jared, my passion is the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and it is a truly rewarding and exciting to be able to share the art that Robson Moura has trusted with me here at John Geyston's Premier Martial Arts. The positive and professional environment here at Premier Martial Arts is unbelievable and easy to know why they have been the leader in the industry since 1982. I hope to be able to share the art with you soon, believe me the students are the focus here at John Geyston's Premier Martial Arts.

 

 

Ashland man new Jaycees president

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, July 7, 2001

Section: LOCAL
Page: 40

ASHLAND - Dennis DeGroot of Ashland was elected the 30th president of the U.S. Junior Chamber International Senate at its annual meeting in Dayton, Ohio.

JCI, also known as Jaycees, was founded in 1944 and exists in 120 countries and territories worldwide. The U.S. JCI Senate, founded in 1972, is composed of current and former Jaycees that have been recognized with a senatorship, a lifetime honor.

DeGroot began his Jaycees career by joining the Ashland Jaycees in 1977. He served the Illinois Jaycees as district director, regional director and state vice president.

Upon receiving his senatorship in 1986, he served the Illinois JCI Senate as regional director, vice president and state president. Continuing his JCI involvement on the national level, he held several committee positions and was previously elected as U.S. region vice president, treasurer and administrative vice president.

Caption: DeGroot

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, March 19, 1995

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 19

DeWitt- DeGroot Janna Dacia DeGroot and James Matthew DeWitt, both of

Ashland, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Church of Christ in Ashland by the Rev. Jamie Allen.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis DeGroot of Ashland. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Williams of Ashland.

Serving as maid of honor was Monica McClure, with Christa Wankel, Susan Cunningham and Darci and Stormi DeGroot as bridesmaids. Flower girls were Heather Williams and Holli DeGroot .

Serving as best man was Daniel Williams, with Derek DeGroot and Shad Eskew as groomsmen.

A reception was held at St. Augustine's Hall, Ashland.

The bride is a graduate of A-C Central High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College. The groom is also a graduate of A-C Central High School.

He is serving in the U.S. Air Force.

The couple will reside at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

 

 

 

A-C CENTRAL CLIPS CALVARY TO CLAIM TITLE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 14, 1996

Author/Byline: BOB BYERS STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: SPORTS
Page: 47



The Redbirds (8-8) had five players in double figures, led by Jon McClure with 16. Brian Fox and Charles Hagloch added 14 each while Mike Cox and Jared DeGroot contributed 12 apiece.

Brad Heinz had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Livingston (0-9).

 

 

 

MACMURRAY PREVIEW

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, November 17, 2000

Section: SPORTS
Page: 32

ROSTER: Dave Hernandez, 6-0 senior; Gene Emmons, 6-2 freshman; Dante Royster, 5-8 junior; Chris Lee, 6-1 sophomore; Ryan Bellard, 6-0 junior; Isaiah Davis, 6-2 freshman; Steve Evans, 5-11 senior; Lacey Tyler, 6-0 senior; Brian Yoder, 6-2 senior; John Renfro, 6-4 senior; T.J. Tall, 6-2 freshman; Jeff Chapman, 6-1 junior; Todd Thoele, 6-2 freshman; Brad Conant, 6-5 junior; Marshawn Drake, 6-1 junior; Brandon Bolin, 6-4 freshman; Jason Tolley, 6-2 freshman; Brad Jackson, 6-3 freshman; Derek Suttles, 6-4 freshman; Chad Schuttrow, 6-4 freshman; Pete Bond, 6-5 sophomore; Ryan Birch, 6-5 freshman; Brian Bechtold, 6-4 sophomore; Drew Bell, 5-10 freshman; Chad Berry, 6-0 freshman; Brian Coddens, 6-3 freshman; Jared DeGroot , 6-0 junior; Andre Gillespie, 6-2 sophomore; Brent Hicks, 6-3 sophomore; Derek James, 6-2 sophomore; Nick Litherland, 6-0 sophomore; Norberto Rivera, 6-0 sophomore; Jae Russell, 6-6 freshman

 

 

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Note that geyston dojo next to timoney/davlin bar: “the office” also very close to KC. Parents drop off children for an hour, go to davlin bar – see also handley/dillelo - blago

 

 

“The Office” – handley – dillelo – davlin – timoney – dot - blago

 

 

Dillelo at kc site - http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneybishopgriffin/home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stokes – chase bank – spd

Dowis - spd

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, July 28, 1985

Hayward-Schroll Laurie Schroll of Athens and John Hayward of Sherman were united in marriage at 7 p.m. June 29. The Rev. Kenneth Cox performed the ceremony at the Sherman United Methodist Church in Sherman.

The bride is the daughter of

 

Ralph and Carolyn Dowis of Sherman

 

 and the late Richard W. Schroll. The bridegroom is the son of George and Marilyn Hayward of Sherman.

Serving as matron of honor was Linda Smith, with Melanie Parrent, Barb Bacon and Jeannette Hayward serving as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Monica Cors.

Best man was Mark Hayward, and serving as groomsmen were

 

Tim Milner, Scott Bell and

 

John Geyston . Ushers were Bill Dowis and

 

Mike Stokes. Serving as ringbearer was Bradley Cors.

The reception was held at the Sherman Athletic Club.

The bride is employed by the Department of Revenue. The bridegroom is currently employed by Dawson's Handy Andy.

 

 

 

 

Sherrock – dowis – clay dowis – SPD - bill dowis

Link -

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 6, 1996

Sherrock-Furlong Krista Gae Furlong of Sherman and John Carroll Sherrock of Williamsville were married at 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at First United Methodist Church by the Rev.

Jerry E. Furlong.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Sharon Furlong of Sherman. The groom is the son of Eugene Sr. and Barb Sherrock of Williamsville.

Serving as maid of honor was Kristine Callas. Jennifer Rauch, Judy Anderson, Ginger Payne, Sara Crowe, Michal Backes and Sabina Backes were bridesmaids. Flower girl was Jordan Kellerstrass. Ringbearer was Jesse Brenden Backes.

Kyle Johnson served as best man. Mike Harris,

 

Joe Sherrock,

 Bill Dowis , Bill Howard,

Mike Sherrock and

Joseph Sherrock were groomsmen.

Josh and Jacob Sherrock were ushers.

A reception was held at the American Center.

The bride is a graduate of Williamsville High School and Millikin University. She is employed by the Department of Human Rights.

The groom is a graduate of Williamsville High School and Lincoln Land Community College. He is employed by ALL TRI R Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 8, 1985

Polistina-Suddarth Teresa Kay Suddarth of Gainesville, Fla. and

 

Terry Lee Polistina of Tamarac, Fla.

 

were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Aug. 16. The Rev. Peter Mascari officiated the ceremony at the St. John's Vianney Catholic Church in Sherman.

The bride is the daughter of Edward Suddarth of Carlinville and Peggy Suddarth of Sherman.

 

The bridegroom is the son of Robert Polistina of Sherman and Susie Polistina of Pawnee.

Serving as maid of honor was Toni Camille, with Bonnie Derringer,

Barb Bacon, Lisa Hollis and

Tammy Polistina serving as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Amanda Zaccagni.

Best man was Damon Vignali, and
Danny Polistina, Bruce Bryant, Steve Hall and John Geyston served as groomsmen. Ushers were Mark Johnson, Brian Suddarth and Marty Bryant, with Hayden Zaccagni serving as ringbearer.

The reception was held at the St. John's Activity Center.

The bride is a graduate of the University of Florida. The bridegroom, a graduate of University of Florida, is employed as a financial analyst at Gould, Inc.

The couple will reside in Tamarac, Fla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

durr is county jail warden - see also durr/polen - villa rose

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, April 17, 1988

Jannazzo-Vignola Gina Marie Vignola and Dominic Mario Jannazzo, both of Springfield, were married at 1 p.m. March 19 by the Rev. Harold Woodworth at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

The bride is the daughter of Betty Vignola of State College, Pa. and Michael Vignola of Springfield. The bridegroom is the son of Ann Richards and Angelo Jannazzo, both of Springfield.

Serving as maid of honor was
Stacy E. Durr, with Suzanne Miller, Julie White, and Laura Geyston serving as bridesmaids. Flower girls were Angela Jannazzo, Heather, Stephanie and Kelly Bingham.

Bet man was George Southard, and groomsmen were Michael Duke, Michael Haines, and

John Geyston .

 

Ushers were Joseph and Nicholas Jannazzo.

A reception was held at Lincoln Park pavilion immediately after the ceremony.

The bride, a graduate of Glenwood High School, is employed by Brook's Fashion store. The bridegroom, a graduate of New Berlin High School, is enlisted with the U.S. Air Force.

They will live in Ankara, Turkey.

 

 

See link at: Sherrock – polistina – (poe/tavine/burge)

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 5, 1986

Vignali-Contri Lynn Marie Contri and Damon Anthony Vignali, both of Sherman, exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. Sept. 13. Performing the ceremony was the Rev. John Corredato at St. John Vianney Church in Sherman.

Parents of the bride are Val and Mary Contri of Sherman. The bridegroom is the son of Richard and Cathy Vignali of Sherman.

Serving as maid of honor was Toni Camille, with Cindy Naumovich, Colleen Langer, Valerie Henderson and Leanne Contri serving as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Molly Henderson.

Best man was

Terry Polistina. Serving as groomsmen were Ted Contri, Steve Hall,

John Geyston and

Mark Polistina. Ushers were Mark and Kevin Johnson, and Bob Whalen. Hunter Whalen was ringbearer.

A reception was held at the St. John Vianney Activity Center immediately after the ceremony.

The bride, a graduate of Williamsville High School, is employed by Horace Mann Insurance Co. The bridegroom, a graduate of Williamsville High School, is employed by the state Department of Insurance.

They will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLDER WORKERS SOUGHT FOR COUNTY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, August 24, 1989

Author/Byline: Anthony Hebron
Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: LOCAL
Page: 19

Sangamon County's Senior Community Service Employment Program is having difficulty finding older workers for its paid on-the-job training project.

Rose Pierce, acting project director, said program officials are stepping up efforts to find another eight to 10 people, all 55 and older, for available slots.

"People just aren't coming in for jobs," Pierce said. "I don't know why."

The program, funded by the American Association of Retired Persons, provides on-the-job-training with public agencies and private businesses for about 60 older people.

There is no set training period for those jobs, which range from clerical work and baby-sitting to maintenance jobs.

Under the program, older people usually work about four hours a day. Wages vary from $3.35 to $3.85 an hour.

The program also teaches job-finding techniques and helps participants locate permanent full-time or part-time work once they complete the program.

This is the first year the program has had problems finding applicants, Pierce said.

Last year, 62 people received training through the program. In the past, people have had to be put on waiting lists, Pierce said.

"This year has been the worst year," she said.

The problem also seems to be cropping up elsewhere in Illinois, particularly in rural areas where there is a lack of public transportation, officials say.

The problem also may stem from a lack of awareness about the program, income requirements and the overall availability of jobs.


John Geyston , a state Department on Aging employment program specialist,

 

 said pay at fast-food restaurants in some urban areas is higher than earnings from the special senior employment programs.

"Overall, I would say there's not that much of a problem at all," he said. But "it is something that we should be looking into."

Pierce said Senior Community Service Employment Program plans to step up its efforts to attract more older people. Program workers are putting up posters in grocery stores, churches and other locations providing information about the program.

The program also is being advertised in area newspapers.

A participant must be a Sangamon County resident at least 55 years old and physically able to work. There also are income requirements.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the program can call 544-5776 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

SPRINGFIELD NATIVE TO OVERSEE PROJECT HOPE ARCHIVE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday,

 

February 4, 1990

Older worker awards Employees and employers who have distinguished themselves as outstanding models of and for older workers will be honored at an awards luncheon to be held at noon March 22 at the Holiday Inn East in Springfield.

The event will mark Illinois' culmination of National Employ the Older Worker Week March 11-17 "Meeting the Challenges of a New Age."

Information and criteria for participating in the luncheon is contained in a NEOWW Participation Packet. The packet contains general information for award nominations, criteria for award nominations, nomination form, exhibitor reservation form, and sponsorship application form. Certain completed forms need to be sent to the Illinois Department on Aging by Feb. 16. For more information,

 

contact John Geyston of the Illinois Department on Aging at 785-0117.

 

 

 

CAPITAL TOWNSHIP PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, March 21, 1996

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 21

 

Precinct committeemen

were elected in Tuesday's primary elections in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Although write-in candidates were successful in a number of precincts, they had to receive at least 10 votes to be elected. Some people who filed write-in candidacy statements did not receive the minimum number of votes needed.

Vote totals in precincts in Capital Township, which takes in the bulk of the city of Springfield, were: Democrats 1:

 

 

Republicans 1: Eric "Scott" Howard 63 2: Russ Weller 153 3: Al Harris 17 4: Ed White 60 5: Ron Tennant 84 6: Bill Singer 32 7: Norval "Max" McIntyre 37 8: Tom Gephart 106 9: Gerald Thompson 110 10: Dan Alexander 73 11: Tedd Schroeder 138 12: Robert Lehnen 89 13: Greg Stumpf 165 14: Tony Saputo 135 15: Mary Deloney 172 16: Kenneth Davenport 129 17: Tim Griffin 105 18: Gary Moser 33 19: No candidate 20: Peggi Ingram 9 21: Leo Stanks 90 22: Janis Cellini 133 23: Sylvia King-Blackwell 18 24: Patricia DeHeve 64 25: Harvey Daniels 66 26: Nick Cagnoni 47 27: Jerry Shockey 35 28: Jeff Magill 163 29: Doug Purnell 59 30: Robert Painter 40, Paul Carlock 29 31: Tony Libri 154 32: Jim Dillon 69 33: John Sunley 92 34: Nick Little 97 35: Alex Taft 112 36: Kenneth Schroder 144 37: Norman Crawford 96 38: Jerry Tannehill 71 39: Mike Craig 88 40: Brian Kenny 92 41: William Moore 95 42: Jack Joyner 63 43: Joe Aiello 88 44: Donn Malwick 180 45: No candidate 46: Peter Enno 111 47: No candidate 48: Ted Curtis 34 49: Donald Barber 119 50: Sheila Messinger 55 51: Todd Ballenger 127 52: Craig Strauch 101 53: William Moss 103 54: Bill Schoedel 139 55: Scott Hanauer 91 56: Theresa Starling 95 57: Robert Bentley 91 58: David Dillavou 95 59: Jack Esslinger 149 60: Jim Settles 128 61: Pat Giordano 89 62: Todd Creviston 99 63: Dave Ridenour 66 64: Jerry Goldblatt 156 65: Phyllis Power 59 66: Edward McClure 123 67: Tony Smarjesse 118 68: Howard Beagles 64 69: Jeff Boyer 85 70: Collins Pieper 157 71: Debbie Cimarossa 127 72: Irv Smith 171 73: Janice Stemmons 42, Wajeedah Rahim 8 74: No candidate 75: John Richards 11 76: William McCombs 19 77: No candidate 78: Ann Eddington 55 79: No candidate 80: Roy Singer 38 81: Ray Rowden 92 82: Art Carey 26 83: Bob Todd 47 84: William Staples 60 85: Bob LeVeque 69 86: Ed Gaffigan 170 87: Margaret Gramlich 89 88: Mark Seger 49 89: Julie Pittman 49 90: Stephen Spaide 50 91: John Peter 42 92: Joe Patterson 198 93: Sharmin Doering 125 94: Gus Speder 61 95: Bruce Partridge 180 96: Allen Hinds 144 97: Mary Frances Squires 137 98: Edna Headrick 130 99: Herb Higgs 169 100: Brian Schackmann 111 101: Paul Selvaggio 130 102: J. Terry Emmett 112 103: James McAlexander 40 104: Harold Moore 64 105: Richard "Stoney" Stone 82 106: Richard Ciotti 96 107: James "PJ" Timko 68 108: Paula Harris 68 109: Everett Harbour 49 110: Jim Hamilton 46 111: Jeanne Blackman 119 112: Helen Tolan 73 113: Joe Khayyat 85 114: Craig Kararo 169 115: John Lesko 81 116: Tom Rowden 100 117: No candidate 118: No candidate 119: Charles Lockhart 14 120: Herbert Hines 142 121: David Butt 115 122: Lee DeLay 76 123: Willard Jackson 79 124: Bob Baldoni 149 125: Frank Melchiorri 92 126: Bob Jasmon 220 127: Steve Haury 237 128: Jon Greeley 125 129: Russ Steil 116 130: Jerry Nation 49 131: John "J.T." Rodgers 99 132: Bruce Strom 137 133: Mike Daley 127 134: Don Adams 157 135: Jeff Smith 139 136:

John Geyston 54 137: George Rudis 180 138: Dick Bond 101 139: Russ Martin 102

 

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY, TECHNOLOGY ON LOCAL CHAMBER AGENDA NEW TASK FORCES PLANNED AT 126TH ANNUAL BANQUET

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 29, 1995

Author/Byline: CHRIS DETTRO BUSINESS EDITOR
Edition: M1,M2
Section: BUSINESS
Page: 48

Two new task forces will be established by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce this year to deal with issues of public safety and technology.

"Public safety has become a problem greater than just that of law enforcement, and we want to see what role the business community should have in that area," said William Hanley, managing director of the law firm of Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen and Cochran Ltd. and the chamber's 1995 chairman.

"And we want to focus some of our energies on technology -- not just in the workplace, but to make technology more available to our membership," Hanley said at the chamber's 126th annual banquet.

The public safety task force will work to address members' concerns about crime and violence.

"We want to find out what we can do, what we should do or shouldn't do," Hanley said. "Part of the problem is with resources, and we'll conduct an inventory of what's out there. I would define it as a matter of business coming to a problem. If what we see is a problem with employment, then we'll address it that way. It's for the committee to decide."

Hanley said the technology task force will identify chamber roles in enhancing members' ability to use new technology to improve their bottom line. It also will determine the feasibility of the chamber providing on-line electronic bulletin board services and asses the "infostructure" of Sangamon County as it relates to attracting and keeping technology-intensive employers.

The chamber will devote time in 1995 to assess the future of Sangamon State University.

"To have Sangamon State University affiliated with the University of Illinois would be an opportunity for Springfield to enhance its entire educational environment," he said. "Having the presence of the U of I would be a big selling card in attracting new business to the community."

Marion Richter of Bank One, Springfield, the outgoing chamber chairman, said the leadership "spent a lot of time listening to our members and developing programs they requested" in 1994. She mentioned specifically the "Good Morning Springfield" program and the chamber's new cable television show.

"Our small business council also combined with our manufacturer's committee last year," she said. "It was a year where I saw a lot of energy, a lot of examination and a lot of renewal."

Outstanding volunteers received awards at Friday night's banquet at the Holiday Inn East.

Dan Cadigan of Kerber, Eck & Braeckel received the Chairman's Professional Leadership Award for his dedication while a member of the chamber's board of directors.

 

Ambassador of the Year honors went to

John Geyston of Lee/O'Keefe Insurance.

Geyston was honored for devoting his time and talents beyond that expected of a member of the Ambassadors Committee

 

, which promotes chamber membership to potential and existing members.

 

 

 

 

DEMOCRATS CRITICIZE REPUBLICAN RUNNING OF SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, April 8, 1993

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG STAFF WRITER
Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 9

Democrats seeking Springfield Township offices are accusing Republicans in office of conducting inordinately short meetings and say some officeholders

are often absent.

But Republicans say most meetings are called mainly to pay bills, are announced in advance and open for public comments. And some of the elected officials aren't voting members, aren't required to attend all meetings and often attend anyway, they say.

A report, based on minutes of meetings for the past four years and presented by Democratic Springfield Township candidates, shows that more than three-quarters of 91 meetings were 30 minutes or less. In addition, 26 meetings were 15 minutes or less.

"How can the board say that they are serving the township and its residents when there is not enough time spent in a board meeting to say `This meeting is now in order, clerk take attendance, hello, goodbye, see you at the next meeting?' " said the report presented by Gary Underfanger, candidate for supervisor, and the other Democratic candidates.

Marty Ushman, the Republican supervisor seeking re-election, said he thinks the GOP officials in office do a professional job, and most meetings are "pay meetings," where voting members of the board sign vouchers. The meetings are open to other business, if it arises.

"If there's very few bills, the meetings are sometimes shorter," he said.

"I believe our opponents are misrepresenting the purpose of the pay meetings to the public," said Jimmy Bonefeste, township clerk, because much more is done than what occurs at the meetings every two weeks. "They don't tell you that these are part-time positions and we handle our office business daily at home in the evenings and weekends."

Springfield Township is generally along the northern border of the city of Springfield and includes the village of Grandview. It is one of 26 townships in Sangamon County in which voters will choose officers on April 20. While all of its current officers are Republican, the township is considered Democratic territory, with Democratic President Bill Clinton outpolling former Republican President George Bush last November in 10 of 11 precincts in the township.

The township Democrats' report also notes the attendance records of Republicans in office -- including all nine elected positions.

But Republicans point out that the only people who are required to be at the meetings are voting members -- including the supervisor and four trustees -- and the clerk or his representative.

However, Underfanger said all on his nine-member Democratic slate, including candidates for highway commissioner, assessor and collector, are "committed to be there" at meetings.

The report shows that Ushman attended 83 of the 86 meetings for which records were used, and Underfanger was not critical of Ushman's attendance record.

Bonefeste missed 21 meetings, the report shows. But Bonefeste said he did not miss any annual or special meetings, and when he had to miss a pay meeting because of his work schedule, his deputy clerk, Curtis Howard, filled in.

Janine Stroble, the incumbent collector, missed 15 of 86 meetings. She said she has attended any meetings where she knew an important issue would come up, and sometimes missed school classes to make meetings. "For a collector, I have a high attendance record," she said.

Incumbent assessor Jack Long, who was appointed assessor to fill a vacancy in July 1990 and was a trustee before that, missed 31 meetings, the Democrats' report showed.

Long said he often works a swing shift in his state job as a stationary engineer, but makes meetings when he can. He said he believes he missed only about four meetings in his first four-year term as trustee, beginning in 1985. J. Martin Stuper, the highway commissioner, missed 43 meetings, the report shows.

"The job that I do has nothing to do with the attendance at those meetings," Stuper said. He said he goes to meetings when he anticipates discussion of road issues.

Democrats have also said they think some programs run by the Republicans have been administered politically -- including placement of street lighting and scheduling of area cleanups.

Republicans say lighting locations have been picked for safety reasons in conjunction with utility officials, and that cleanups have been done as money and time was available. Some cleanups have taken place this spring following passage of a budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1, Stuper said, because money ran out in the past year.

Underfanger said his precinct got no cleanup until this spring, with the election ap-proaching.

Besides Underfanger, Democrats seeking the Springfield Township positions include Gary Budd for clerk, Herbie Earl for highway commissioner, John Sisty for assessor, Bob Remack for collector, and for trustees, Mary Fry, Gladys Moore, George Andruskevitch and Cindy Jennings Schuster.

Republicans not seeking re-election as trustees are Jackie Cheek,

Joyce Lanham Rodgers, Don Williams and John Geyston . Those hoping to get the seats for the GOP are Diane Lynn Graham, Harry "Budd" Paull, David Lehman and Mike Chestnut.

Springfield Township's current annual budget calls for expenditures of $461,000 in town functions including general assistance, and $191,400 for roads.

Annual salaries for Springfield township officers include $11,050 for supervisor, $10,200 for highway commissioner, $8,000 for assessor, $5,900 for collector, $5,000 for clerk and $1,200 for trustees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GOP WINS IMPRESSIVELY IN TOWNSHIP RACES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 5, 1989

Edition: M2.S1.

Section: LOCAL

Page: 13

Local Republicans once again showed their political muscle with impressive wins Tuesday in

Capital,

Springfield and

Woodside townships.

 

 

 

 

In Capital Township, which shares boundaries with the city of Springfield, GOP incumbents swept the four township trustee posts up for grabs.

 

Bill Cavanagh netted 17.2 percent of the vote,

Dwight "Cap" O'Keefe 16.6 percent,

Enos Tolan 14.2 percent and

Robert Jasmon 14 percent.

 

Among Democrats, Mary Jane Forney received 10.6 percent of the vote, Phil Reed 9.6 percent, Robert "Jerry" Rittenhouse 9.2 percent and Philip Marcy Sr. 8.2 percent.

 

Capital Township Republicans were clearly helped by highly disciplined voting.

 

Nearly 40 percent of those who cast their ballots in Capital Township voted a straight Republican ticket, compared to about 20 percent for Democrats.

 

In Springfield and Woodside townships, full rosters of town officials -- including township supervisor, town clerk and road commissioner -- were elected Tuesday.

 

The apparent election winners and losers in

Springfield Township with 80 of 98 precincts reporting in Sangamon County are:

 

Republican Marty Ushman for supervisor over Democrat Lillian Weyant Kunz.

 

Republican Jimmy Bonefeste for township clerk over Democrat Robert Lee Remack.

 

Republican Martin Stuper won the highway commissioner race against Democrat Larry Budd and Independent John Sisti.

 

Janine Stroble, a Republican, defeated Marlene Peake, a Democrat, for tax collector.

 

Republican Roger Cheek won the assessor's race over Mary Lee Standridge, a Democrat.

 

Trustees (four were elected): Republicans

 

*John Long,

 

Ray Rowden,

 

Donald Williams and

 

John Geyston.

 

 

 

In Woodside Township, Republican Don Casper was unopposed as supervisor.

 

Republican Carol "Tarr" Dewing trounced Sherry Harris, a Democrat, for township clerk. For highway commissioner, Republican Don Duffy easily defeated Democrat Joseph DelGiorno.

 

Republican Walter Gross won unopposed as township collector, while unopposed GOP candidate William Ridley won the assessor election.

 

Republicans Hadley Pfeiffer, Geraldine Sprouse, James Edwards Sr. and

Kenneth Ushman were far ahead of their Democratic rivals in the Woodside Township trustees elections.

 

 

 

Master John Geyston

Master John Geyston known to his students simply as Hanshi is currently an 8th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo-Jitsu, a 6 time Hall of Fame inductee. He is the active Chief Master Instructor and founder of the JGPMA. He is considered a pioneer in the modern day martial arts industry. Hanshi has enjoyed over thirty years as a martial artist, an athlete and a award winning martial arts instructor. He is a former top-ranked competitor in forms, kickboxing, fighting and weapons. He has hosted and produced over 15 instructional DVD's, has been featured in various books and magazines and worked in the film industry as action stunt fighter and actor. His instructional series has sold internationally and he is one of the nations
most sought out leading seminar instructors. He is an active instructor teaching at his JGPMA academy and continues to train and learn a variety of arts to add to our Multi-Style training system.

Master John Geyston is a martial art icon. After years of competition and earning multiple black belts he could not imagine a greater contribute than to give back to others the life empowering gift the martial art has given to him. So he committed himself to a life of developing and perfecting a teaching method and a martial art system that can help others to achieve great results, reach their full potential in life and in the martial arts.
That is the martial arts system that defines the extraordinary and award winning service at John Geyston's Premier Martial Arts. Drawn by his outstanding skill and reputation for excellence students come from throughout Central Illinois some drive over an hour away to attend his classes weekly, year after year were now that number is close to 450 active and he has now taught over 5,000 families in the Springfield and Central Illinois area. His high standard has defined what is referred to often as the "Premier Difference" in Springfield.

"Hello I am Hanshi John and I want thank you for visiting my academies website, my life long passion and career choice is the martial arts and sharing my art with others. It changed my life in ways that I can not express in words. My staff knows my the high standard I demand of our service and myself. My goal is simply to make sure your experience is positive each and every night you are here that you have a great workout, training session, smile and laugh at least once and have a higher feeling of achievement and self value you when you leave our studio at the end of the class. We are here to share the art in a positive way and hope you will join us.

 

 

 

 

“burce beard” = “bruce beard” – related to connie beard – lady that hit me with car

 

Long-Selby Lori Ann Selby of Sherman and Brian John Long of Springfield were married at 1:30 p.m. May 21. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Olshefsky at St. Cabrini Church in Springfield.

 

The bride is the daughter of Andy and Barb Selby of Sherman. Parents of the bridegroom are Jack and Rosemarie Long, 8 Monica Court.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Tina Selby, and bridesmaids were Dawn McCall, Brenda Stuemke, Tracy Fox, Julie Spradlin and Denise Petrilli. Angela Parkhurst served as flower girl.

 

Best man was Bill Paries, and Dave Schneller,

 

Burce Beard,

 

Terry Fox,

Mark Feleccia and

Brad Long served as groomsmen. Ushers were Troy Blasko, Bob Patarozzi, Steve Selby and

Jay Timm, with

Nicki Clatfelter serving as ringbearer.

 

A reception was held at Prairie Capitol Convention Center immediately after the ceremony.

 

The bride, a graduate of Williamsville High School, is employed by

Prairie Capitol Convention Center. The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School,

is employed by the state of Illinois.

 

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

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Michelle Katherine Putnam of Peoria and

Trevor James Clatfelter of Sherman

were married at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2007, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peoria by Monsignor William Watson.

 

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harrison C. Putnam III of Peoria.

 

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Clatfelter of Sherman.

 

Serving as maid of honor was Antonina Knell. Bridesmaids were Rachel Bradford, Jennifer Barnato, Amy Sims, Katherine Johnson, Lindsay Rehme and Katherine Wilson.

 

Best man was Andrew Manar. Groomsmen were

Jeffrey Clatfelter ,

Nicholas Clatfelter, Troy Bryant,

 

Stephen Geyston,

 

Steven Fickas and Christopher Putman. Ushers were Bret Hahn, Scott Newman, Anthony Menendez, Doug Lascody, Philip Zinn, William Howard and 2nd Lt. James Comfort.

 

A reception was held at the Country Club of Peoria.

 

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Peoria Notre Dame High School and a 2004 graduate of St. Louis University and is attending St. Louis University School of Law.

 

The groom is a 1993 graduate of Williamsville High School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois.

He is employed as deputy director of the

Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability for the Illinois General Assembly and also is

 

the mayor of Sherman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note devore at geyston wedding – JC’s

And note burge at wedding – sherman fd - poe

Note nancy gentry -

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 4, 1998

Geyston-Hatfield Elizabeth Renee Hatfield and

John David Geyston, both of Springfield, were married at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at South Side Christian Church by the Rev. David Poole.

The bride is the daughter of David Hatfield and Donna Hatfield, both of Springfield. The groom is the son of Don and Doreen Geyston of Sherman.

Serving as matron of honor was Carol Taylor. Bridesmaids were Tina Dye, Sally Skufca, Mary Anderson Cindy Phillips, Julie Southwood and Kris Hitchens. Flower girl was Paige Rhodes.

Serving as best man was

Dominic Jannazzo. Groomsmen were Todd Burke, Mike Duke, Dave Morris, Jerry Cleve,

 Jeff Devore and

Stephen Geyston

. Ushers were Buck Cunningham, Jay Whithey and

Greg Burge. Ringbearer was TJ Gentry.

A reception was held at the American Center.

The bride is a graduate of Illinois State University. She is employed by the state Department of Transportation. The groom is the founder and president of Progressive Kenpo-Jitsu International.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 see vala - riv kc's

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 5, 1989

Smith--Gust Lori Lynn Geyston Gust of rural Sherman and Ronald Edward Smith Jr. of Springfield were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. James Church in Riverton by the Rev. David Lantz.

The bride is the daughter of Doreen K. and Donald G. Geyston of rural Sherman,

and the late David Gust. The groom is the son of Sharon L. Smith, 1605 Vernon Ave., and Ronald E. Smith Sr. of Springfield.

Matron of honor was Lori Houtchins. Bridesmaids were Laura Geyston, Leslie Alewelt, Kathy Yoggerst and Julie Alewelt. Flower girl was Jennifer Geyston.

Best man was Wade Warren. Groomsmen were

John Geyston, Brad Alewelt, Rob Spaith and

Stephen Geyston . Ushers were John Geyston and Brad Alewelt. Ringbearer was Brent Yazell.

A reception was held at the

Knights of Columbus hall in Riverton.

The bride is a graduate of Williamsville High School. The groom is a graduate of Southeast High School. Both are employed by the Department of Public Aid.

The couple will live in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From “securitybank”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degroot –krell

 

 

And see krell at scb – bob krell at evans –

(see “evans” site) – links to rusciolleli – riv kc’s

 

 

Security bank link

 

TITLE: OBITUARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, January 29, 1994

Edition: M1,M2
Section: LOCAL
Page: 7

Emily K. Ruehle Emily Krell Ruehle, 74, of Springfield died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at St.

John's Hospice.

She was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Springfield, the daughter of Emil Herman and Christena Degroot Krell. She married Udell Ruehle in 1942. A brother, Roger Krell, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Krell was a lifelong resident of Springfield, retiring from Security Federal Savings and Loan where she was employed as a secretary. She had been owner and operator of Ceramics For All Occasions since January 1977 and had been a secretary/bookeeper for the Springfield and Sangamon County Plan commissions. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Flower City Chapter 152 of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a graduate of Springfield High School and Brown's Business College.

Surviving are her husband, Udell; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Linda) Short of Petersburg; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Myra) Richardson of Springfield and Mrs. Betty Castleman of Divernon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

 

What’s important here is the prola background – security founder and prez – also ILROA PREZ – links to ING – SCRP – xa ngaoi – and see current security emps – and links

 

See esp – roth – celletti – lammers – baggerly – Pennell -

 

 

From “securitybank”

 

Security bank

 

 

 

 

About Us

Customer Focused. Community Oriented.

Security Bank is a state chartered mutual savings bank located in Springfield, Illinois. Our charter dates back to 1906 which makes us over 100 years old. As a mutual savings bank, we are owned by our depositors. With no stockholders to satisfy, we pride ourselves on being a real community bank which focuses solely on our customers and community.

Security Bank Officers and Branch Managers

Steve Cour, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors

scour@securitybk.com

Robin Loftus, EVP, COO

rloftus@securitybk.com

Carol Radtke, SVP, CFO

cradtke@securitybk.com

Bridget Moore, First VP Lending

bmoore@securitybk.com

Sally Quinn, First VP Retail

squinn@securitybk.com

Teri Fleckenstein, VP Information Systems

tfleck@securitybk.com

Debbie Carbonell, VP Internal Audit, Compliance and Security

carbonell@securitybk.com

Mary Ann Dunn, VP Project Management

mdunn@securitybk.com

Debbie Hinman, VP Retail Operations

dhinman@securitybk.com

Karen Hansen, VP SB Financial

khansen@securitybk.com

Randy Waldron, VP Commercial Lending

rwaldron@securitybk.com

Tammi Barnes, AVP Lending

tbarnes@securitybk.com

Kathy Law, AVP Lending

klaw@securitybk.com

Brian Sylvester, AVP Retail Operations

bsylvester@securitybk.com

Branch Managers

Eleanor Singleton, S. Grand Ave.

esingleton@securitybk.com

Rich Payne, Stevenson Drive

rpayne@securitybk.com

Chris Walcher, Chatham Road

cwalcher@securitybk.com

 

 

Board of Directors

·         Stephen R. Cour
Chairman of the Board,
President,
Chief Executive Officer

·         Robin Loftus
Executive Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer,
Corporate Secretary

·         Paul Branham
President / Owner,
United States Electric Company

·         Stephen D. Myers
President,
Myers Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

·         Marion Richter
Retired City Executive,
Bank One

·         Guerry L. Suggs
Retired Senior Vice President,
Mercantile Trust Company, N.A.

·         James W. Theis
Chief Financial Officer,
Standard Mutual Insurance Company

·         Randall F. Witter
President,
Cook-Witter, Inc.

 

 

 

 

·         Security Bank Main Office

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Address

Lobby Hours

Drive Through Hours

510 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL 62701

Phone: (217) 789-3500
Fax:  (217) 544-4398

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

n/a

·         Security Bank South Grand Branch

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300 South Grand Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704

Phone: (217) 789-3500
Fax: (217) 525-5929

Monday - Friday

Lobby hours are by appointment only starting June 14th

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

·         Security Bank Chatham Road Branch

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3001 Chatham Road
Springfield, IL 62704

Phone: (217) 789-3500
Fax: (217) 787-3850

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Saturday

8:00 a.m. - noon

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday

8:00 a.m. - noon

·         Security Bank Stevenson Drive Branch

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2500 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703

Phone: (217) 789-3500
Fax: (217) 529-4726

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday

8:00 a.m. - noon

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday

8:00 a.m. - noon

·         Security Bank Loan Center

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300 South Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704

Phone: (217) 789-3500
Fax: (217) 789-3510

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANKS MAY HAVE BENEFITED FROM STOCK MARKET CRASH

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 31, 1988

Author/Byline: Cathy Monroe
Edition: M1,M2,S1
Section: SPECIAL:88'BUSINESS OUTLOOK
Page: 7A

The stock market's convulsions during 1987 may have eliminated billions of dollars in national wealth, but it wreaked little havoc in the banking

industry, analysts say.

"You hate to say that something that happened to the general economy was good for the banks, but that was probably true," says John Treston, first deputy commissioner for the Illinois Commissioner of Banks and Trusts.



Banks and thrifts saw deposits rise as jittery investors switched from stocks to federally insured bank products, such as money market funds and certificates of deposit.



Many institutions also saw their own profits increase as market fluctuations increased the value of bonds and treasury notes in their investment portfolios.

Downstate banks generally reported acceptable profits during 1987, according to Sheshunoff & Co., the banking industry's leading information and consulting firm.

Statewide, banks logged losses of $659 million by midyear, but nearly all of the damage was confined to Cook County. During the same period, Sangamon County banks reported increased income of $8.4 million.

Meanwhile, analysts say, the central Illinois economy seems to have weathered the Wall Street storm quite well.

"We think the economy is strong," says John Staudt, senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Marine Bank of Springfield. "We look for steady growth, overall employment rises and an improved farm economy."

And despite national predictions of a decline in new housing starts, local analysts seem to think Springfield's housing market will remain vibrant.

"I think in this market, for the most part, we're in good shape," says Robert Gasaway, president of Security Federal Savings and Loan Association in Springfield. "Even if it were to depress slightly -- not that I'm saying it will -- there are all kinds of sales of existing homes."

Most analysts are looking ahead to growth and rebuilding for the region's financial institutions. Many farm-area banks have charged off their bad loans and are anticipating their best profits in three to four years.

The falling dollar will do nothing but help the already rallying farm economy, says John Snow, senior vice president for the Chicago Corp., an investment banking house.

Cheaper prices for U.S. goods in overseas markets also are good news for local manufacturers that export, he adds.

"They're sucking some dollars from around the world that end up in the pockets of production-line workers in central Illinois," Snow says.

Despite concerns that stock market fluctuations will continue to discourage consumer spending, many area analysts expect a strong demand for loans.

Forecasts of stable or declining interest rates also should make planning easier for banks, local analysts say, and borrowing easier for new car and home buyers.

Gasaway expects home mortgage rates to dip to the single-digit levels seen in 1987, although rates are likely to fluctuate. Nevertheless, he anticipates a "very acceptable" year for local savings and loan institutions, with reasonable rates and ample funds to meet the demand for loans.

A standing exception has been American Savings Bank, which sustained heavy losses again in 1987 and is seeking a rescue by midyear. Bids from three out-of-state institutions are being reviewed by American Savings and its regulators.

Gasaway also notes that many investment watchers are trying to gauge the presidential election's probable impact on the economy. Election-year manipulation of the economy is a possibility, he says, but such shenanigans have become more difficult as the nation has strengthened its ties to the world economy.

Merger and acquisition activity, a strong trend in Illinois banking since unit banking laws were changed in 1982, turned sluggish in 1987. By far the major acquisition of the year was Marine Bank's $16.6 million cash purchase of Commercial Bancshares of Champaign, a one-bank holding company for the highly profitable Commercial Bank of Champaign.

Staudt says Marine Bank intends to merge Commercial in May with the $95 million Marine American National Bank of Champaign, which Marine acquired in 1982. With that purchase barely on the books, Marine remains alert for other appealing bank properties, Staudt says.

"Our plans also call to existing markets and new markets throughout the state," he says. "We have a campaign on to continue growth."

Firstbank of Illinois Co. also remains positioned for growth, says John Brubaker, president and chief executive officer. Its last acquisition, in October 1986, netted Firstbank the seven United Illinois banks and pushed the holding company's assets past the $1 billion mark.

Limited interstate banking became legal in Illinois July 1, 1986, but central Illinois banks have tended to stay out of the market. Of the 21 state banks engaging in interstate transactions last year, none were in Sangamon County.

Brubaker says his company has not seen much value in shopping outside Illinois, although its position would change given the right opportunity.

"Certainly for ourselves, this is the area that we know best," he says, "and there are a large number of banking organizations in Illinois that are available for sale."

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: BUSINESS BRIEFS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 28, 1990



SHARON MADONIA

 

has been named assistant vice president at Security Federal Savings and Loan Association.

She joined Security Federal in 1979 and will supervise the accounting department.

HOWARD HUMPHREY and WARREN PURSELL have been re-elected to the board of directors of the Security Federal Savings and Loan Association.

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: BUSINESS BRIEFS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 24, 1988

JOSEPH PROLA, executive vice president of Security Federal Savings and Loan Association, and George Preckwinkle and Robert Dunklau have been reappointed to three-year terms on the association's board of directors.

 

 

TITLE: BUSINESS BRIEFS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, January 18, 1987

SECURITY FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association members have reappointed Howard Humphrey, president of Franklin Life Insurance Co., and Warren Pursell, past president of the Illinois League o