Habitat= plummer wife

Xa spfld caps


Fulk –

links to church –

claims implied consent



*fulk/SJH – security




LSSI – mcd’s trucks – donlar –


Llcc – const classes – afl/cio – union job placement


See esp – ubc – hart – tobin – manufactured housing – hart – convicts –


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Prison Walls -Inmates at Taylorville Correctional Center build opportunities for others and themselves.

Breeze Courier (Taylorville, IL) - Sunday, December 11, 2005


Section: News

As the snow started to fly on Thursday, inmates at

Taylorville Correctional Center

sent a gift to a family three states away.


Seventeen men enrolled in the prison's Construction Occupations vocational class lifted wall components they'd built into a truck that would deliver them to Shreveport, LA, where a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina is waiting like kids on the lookout for Santa.


Since 1995 inmates at TCC have worked in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity constructing walls for three-, four-, and five-bedroom houses, as well as garages and a storage shed. The house in Shreveport will be the 90th Habitat structure Taylorville inmates have helped build.


This project was special, said John Holmes of

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois,

the agency that provides building materials used by the inmates through its Building Homes: Rebuilding Lives program.


The number is a landmark, the destination is a first, and the coordination that led to the loaded truck pulling away from the prison could be likened to a Christmas miracle.


The Fuller Center for Housing, formed by Habitat for Humanity International founder Millard Fuller, is ready, along with half a dozen other entities, to begin building the first of 60 homes in Shreveport's Allendale neighborhood. Construction is scheduled to begin tomorrow, December 12.


While truckers for Illinois Correctional Industries have transported all components previously built by Taylorville inmates for Habitat houses to in-state destinations, special arrangements had to be made for a run to Louisiana.


Mike McKinney, assistant warden of programs at TCC, had arranged for an independent trucker to make the trip, but the driver later canceled.


"I contacted trucking firms," McKinney said. "Nothing fell into place."


He turned to Lutheran Social Services, the prison's project partner. Holmes sent out e-mails to affiliates statewide, and through the network a driver was secured.


The Illinois Southern Baptist Disaster Team stepped up to supply the truck, and the trailer came from Midwest Missions, a ministry of the United Methodist Church. With inmate builders from Taylorville Correctional Center led by an instructor from Lakeland Community College, the project was truly ecumenical.


Instructor David Sharpe guides his students through an eight to nine month course teaching them basic carpentry, drafting, electrical and plumbing skills, as well as dry walling, masonry, painting and even wallpapering.


"Most of these guys had no construction skills when they started," Sharpe said. As they studied, inmates made projects like birdhouses and clocks while practicing their building trades on a one-room house inside the prison workshop.


Building the wall components for Habitat for Humanity gives inmates practical experience, Sharpe said, but it also gives them a sense of purpose.


"It's great to know that we can help," said inmate Stacey Busby.


At 33, Busby has completed the Construction Occupations class and stayed on as a teacher's assistant.


"When I started the class, I couldn't read a tape measure," he said. "I didn't know half the tools in the shop. Now I can read blueprints, and I can frame a house by myself."


As a student, he worked on each new skill for a couple of days in class, but as a T.A. Busby said he repeats the experience with each new group that enrolls and learns more each time.


"I know it will help me get a job," he said. "I have the talents and skills to work for somebody and be a good worker. I just need a chance when I get out."


Busby has earned a certificate from Lakeland and will participate in graduation ceremonies in the spring. He is scheduled for release in about 15 months.


To fill orders from Habitat affiliates like the one in Louisiana, Sharpe and his students check the blueprints they receive. They measure, cut and assemble both interior and exterior walls. Next, they put the structure together to make sure everything fits, then break it back down to individual walls for shipping.


The process takes about two days.


Since 1995, the Building Homes: Rebuilding Lives program has involved more than 2,500 prison inmates. Currently, the prisoners annually contribute over 14,000 hours of volunteer labor in the creation of housing components.


With the last pieces loaded on the truck and the blueprints for putting them together in the hands of the driver, Sharpe noticed that the box trailer was only half-filled.


"Two houses could fit in there," he observed. "If they'd give us half a day, we could give them another house!"



Photo: John Holmes of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, at right, looks on as inmates load an exterior wall frame. The materials that went into the wall components are paid for through LSSI's Building Homes: Rebuilding Lives program.











Dana plummer



chamber prez wife – this means she can promise jobs – and recruit to harass


Asst mgr of sliders


Habitat prez – and note discount const supply store -


Links to united way – labor/chamber









The State Journal- Register (Springfield, IL)

March 22, 2011 Tuesday

Sliders' owner moves to town / Bolder heads south from Wisconsin to be 'hands on' with Springfield franchise

BYLINE: Jim Ruppert Staff Writer


LENGTH: 429 words

Jesse Bolder means business.

That's why the owner of the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League is now also the team's general manager and a full-fledged resident of Springfield.

Bolder, who has owned the Sliders since their inception in 2008, has left his home in Merrill, Wis., and moved to Springfield. His family will be joining him here once 15-year-old Kevin and 8-year-old Drew finish the school year.

"I want to run the team myself," Bolder said. "It's a huge move, (one done) not without a lot of discussion with my family. It's difficult to leave your hometown and your family.

"It's important that things (in Springfield) operate at the highest level. I thought the best way to do that was to be hands on. That's what I've been doing."

Closer to the action

Bolder was formerly chief operating officer of the Wisconsin Woodchucks, a Northwoods League team based in Wausau, Wis. He was part owner of the Sliders when they won the Central Illinois Collegiate League title in 2008, then ran the team himself from Wisconsin the past two seasons.

"We've done a very good job to this point," Bolder said. "I think we can do even better. It's a matter of taking things from good to great. By being here full-time, we can address the issues that come up and put out the best product for the fans of Springfield."

And while the Sliders have a general manager as well as assistant general manager Dana Plummer on board, Bolder hasn't settled on a field manager yet.

"We're working on that," said Bolder, who indicated last year's manager Curt Ford is in the mix. "There's been a lot of back and forth. I have multiple candidates who have shown an interest in the position. We're sorting out who would be the best person for the position."

Bolder also says he's close to completing the Sliders' roster for the season that begins in early June.

"I've got the majority of the team put together," Bolder said. "We're still working on a handful of players as well."

Bolder says the Sliders wouldn't mind having local players come home and play at Lanphier Park. But those players have to be able to compete.

"Whenever we take players we prefer to give the opportunity to some of the players who are from Springfield and have been successful," Bolder said. "We have plans to do that.

"It is a difficult position to be in at times with local players. When the local player is able to compete at the highest level, things are great. When local players struggle and don't get the playing time they think they should, sometimes that can be a bad situation."















Plummer wife= Vol coord –


Recruits for ops –


Habitat – sliders – xa food stamp requirement –


Food stamp recipients required to perform community service hours –


many work at habitat


Ops for hours


Ops for jobs – etc.








The State Journal- Register (Springfield, IL)

April 8, 2011 Friday

Sliders seek host families

BYLINE: Gatehouse Media, Inc.


LENGTH: 88 words

The Springfield Sliders of the summer Prospect League are looking for families to serve as hosts for the players who will begin arriving the last week of May.

All players are ages 18-22 and college students. The players generally live with the host families from June 1-Aug. 15. Both players and families fill out questionnaires to assist the Sliders' management in making the best possible placements.

For more information call Dana Plummer at 361-6163, and the host family application is available at www.springfieldsliders.com.




The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

August 21, 2005 Sunday

Habitat has a Plummer in the house;
Replaces Dan Frachey as executive director



LENGTH: 769 words

A calico kitten peered out from the front window of a new house built by Habitat for Humanity off Park Avenue.

Curtains were hung, and pots of flowers lined the sidewalk. The house was so new the front yard still was dirt, but this clearly had become someone's home. Dana Plummer walked up to the house and paused to look at the kitten - the only one at home.

"We don't think about the things that these people don't ever get to have that we take for granted," she said later of the people who move into Habitat homes. "One of them is a pet. So many of them in a rental dwelling can't have a pet, and for many people, a pet, that's an essential part of life."

Plummer took over Aug. 1 as executive director of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Last week, she showed off Habitat's first subdivision near Park Avenue south of Wabash Avenue. About a month earlier, a mother and daughter had moved into the house with the kitten.

Elsewhere in the subdivision, contractors were working on house No. 6. Habitat plans to build 11 homes on Park Avenue by the end of 2006.

Plummer is taking over as the Sangamon County affiliate of Habitat is growing. The chapter wants to increase the number of houses it builds to as many as nine a year. Until now, Habitat has built three to four houses a year.

As part of that expansion, the agency added the new position of resource development director.

That was the job Plummer initially sought. But then Dan Frachey, who was executive director of Habitat for three years, decided to resign that post and assume the resource development director's job. A grant from Habitat International will pay most of his salary for three years.

Frachey said he prefers working on fund raising full time.

"What I really like doing is I like getting out and meeting people," Frachey said Friday.

Of Plummer, he added, "We're going to be a great team."

Plummer moved to Springfield in January from Modesto, Calif., when her husband, Gary, was hired as president and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. In Modesto, Dana Plummer managed a 600-seat theater that hosted concerts and showed independent films.

When she arrived in Springfield, "I wanted to go to work for a nonprofit," Plummer said. "That's kind of my passion."

Plummer grew up in Jefferson City, Mo., and studied journalism as a student at Lincoln University there. When she was 21, she started volunteering and organizing special events. She enjoyed the work. She came from a family that encouraged community involvement, and her family ran a restaurant, which gave rise to many volunteer opportunities. Plummer left college before finishing her degree.

"I feel like I have a degree in life," she said.

Plummer met her husband, then working for the chamber in Jefferson City, through her community activities. Later, the couple lived in Waterloo, Iowa, where she coordinated events for the Main Street organization there. From Iowa the couple moved to California.

They have two boys, ages 6 and 8. One of the reasons the family wanted to move to the Midwest, Plummer said, was to live closer to her stepdaughter. Her husband has a 15-year-old daughter by a previous marriage who lives in Oklahoma with her mother.

Since Plummer started her job at Habitat, she has "been amazed at the number of phone calls from people in crisis situations," she said. But "ours is much more a long-term solution to a housing problem."

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that uses volunteer labor and donated supplies to build low-priced houses that are sold to buyers who fail to qualify for conventional mortgages. The typical mortgage for a Habitat house in Springfield is interest-free and $450 a month. The prospective buyers must contribute "sweat equity" - a quota of hours of volunteer labor. Habitat's mission is to prevent people from being homeless or living in substandard housing.

The Sangamon County chapter was started in 1989. When the subdivision is finished, it will have built or renovated more than 60 houses when the subdivision is finished.

Each house in the Habitat subdivision is a different color and design, but all are one-story. Habitat houses are simple and typically range from 950 to 1,200 square feet.

Aside from the noise the contractors were making last week as they worked on the newest house, the Habitat subdivision was quiet. Park Avenue is an out-of-the-way street south of the Wabash curve.

"Habitat encourages building in nice areas," Plummer said. "They want these homeowners to have an investment that is good in the long run."








LOAD-DATE: August 25, 2005


GRAPHIC: Dana Plummer took over Aug. 1 as executive director of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.




The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)



April 13, 2008 Sunday


Building on success ;
Habitat for Humanity uses volunteers and donations to get by tough patch in economy



LENGTH: 1090 words

Home-construction costs down nearly 8 percent in a year. Revenue roughly doubled in three years.

It isn't that the Habitat for Humanity home-building program in Sangamon County is immune to rising fuel, materials and transportation costs in the general economy, said


executive director

Dana Plummer.


The difference, she said, is in the donations and volunteers.

"One of our challenges now has been just getting enough applicants," said Plummer, who joined the program three years ago.


She is the wife of Gary Plummer,


president and CEO of the Greater

Springfield Chamber of Commerce.


The ReStore retail outlet - ReStore is a nationwide brand name for Habitat for Humanity - just moved to a larger facility on West Jefferson Street to accommodate a steady increase in donations ranging from building materials through the Springfield Area Homebuilders Association to empty ink cartridges from local hospitals.

Plummer explained the group also found it too expensive to replace a warehouse destroyed by a tornado in March 2006 at the previous location on North Dirksen Parkway. The group has a three-year lease on the new facility, which houses offices, a showroom area, retail space and warehouse storage in one location.

The organization already is making plans for expansion, possibly at the same site, a plan Plummer said might well have something to do with the economy and a slowdown in the overall housing market.

"I think we'll see more applications. In the last five years, lenders had made it easier to get into homes. It's one of the reasons we're anticipating an increase in demand," Plummer said.

She added that tougher lending rules have begun to exclude people who were on the margins of good credit.

The local program builds six or seven homes a year, though that will be down a little this year as a result of the move. But the goal is to get construction up to at least 10 homes a year within a couple of years.

Plummer also credited donated labor from local unions and contractors, volunteers and her staff with helping to bring construction costs down to $60.25 per square foot compared to about $65 a year ago

Springfield residents


Patty Redpath


and Marcia Knox-Martinez have both been approved for homes. Redpath is a social worker who cares for seven adopted children, ages 2 to 17, and work already has begun on her home in an east-side neighborhood.

While she works, Redpath said she assumed she would not qualify for a conventional loan to replace the mobile home where she lives. A friend submitted her application to Habitat for Humanity.

"I thought, oh my gosh, there's no way I could qualify for a home," Redpath said.

As a result of the size of her family, the 2,200-square-foot home is about 1,000 square feet larger than the typical Habitat home.

Martinez just completed her 250 hours of "sweat equity" by working at ReStore, but she continued to volunteer even after fulfilling the requirement.

"It just means so much to me what they're doing. Some people get their 250 hours in, and they're gone," she said.

She also called volunteering at ReStore "therapy."

"I'm just trying to get my life back together," said Martinez, who is on the schedule for a home in 2009.

Habitat for Humanity purchases its own paint, carpeting and tile. Individuals, builders and retail chains, including major companies such as Menards and Lowe's, donate the rest, ranging from light fixtures to lumber.

State prisoners construct cabinets and birdhouses for the retail store. Toilet bowls at $10, $20 microwave ovens, rolls of carpet for $74 to $92 and five-gallon buckets of paint for $45 helped bring in $350,000 in sales last year, or about double the ReStore revenue of three years ago, according to Habitat for Humanity.

Proceeds go toward the home-construction program. Habitat has eight local employees.

"I have rental property, and I come here for the bargains," is how Russell McAfee of Springfield summed it up. He said he also shops at the big-box retail chains, but buys from ReStore as often as possible.

The home-building program is not without critics. The national organization's Web site has a posting of "myths" about Habitat homes, including that former President Carter founded the organization (Carter and wife Rosalyn are prominent backers), and that only African-Americans and welfare recipients get homes.

The organization also points out the homes are sometimes considered by neighbors a threat to their property values.

In addition to contributing work and volunteer hours, applicants must pass a background check and be willing to attend classes on financial planning. Plummer said most applicants do come to Habitat for Humanity with credit problems, and only a couple of the approximately 30 applicants each month make it beyond the initial stage.

But she noted that only one of the 76 Habitat homes built in Sangamon County has wound up in foreclosure. Mortgage payments usually are below $500 per month.

"We want them not only to be good about making mortgage payments, we want them to be good residents," Plummer said.

A local bank recently donated building materials from a foreclosure, but Plummer called that an isolated donation and said that the slowdown in the housing market has not yet affected donations overall.

Habit for Humanity also has begun marketing ReStore as a green-friendly alternative that diverts tons of building materials, usable appliances and furniture that otherwise would end up in landfills.

Most applicants come to Habitat for Humanity through social service agencies and local churches, according to Plummer. Even then, some applicants are reluctant to accept help, she said. "You'd think we'd have the opposite problem. People have this thought that it's somehow welfare or a donation, when what we require is a real commitment," she said.

Habitat history

* Program founded in 1976 in Americus, Ga. Builds and restores home for low- and moderate-income families.

* Applicants must contribute 250 "sweat equity" hours per adult, including by working on the home or volunteering at Habitat for Humanity; also must attend monthly homeowner meetings and have credit that is good or repairable.

* Maximum income for eligibility ranges from $35,350 for an individual to $68,550 for a family of eight. Mortgages typically are for 20 years at no interest. Local homes average about 1,200 square feet.

* Sangamon County Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1989, has built 76 homes. Offices, retail outlet and warehouse at 1514 W. Jefferson St. Online, www.habitatsangamon.com.






The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

August 13, 2006 Sunday

Fuller Court now full ;
Work begins on last Habitat for Humanity house in neighborhood



LENGTH: 792 words

Katrina Brake, 15, stood high atop the unfinished roof of her new house Saturday morning. Her mother, Holly, called for her daughter to descend, but the teenager protested. She was having too much fun up there.

In a couple of months, the Brake family, which also includes 14-year-old Zachary, will move into the last of 11 houses built at Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County's new subdivision at Fuller Court in southern Springfield.

As the single mother of two teens, Holly Brake said she specifically chose this build project, which mainly involves local youth volunteers. And Katrina Brake is serving as the steering committee chairwoman - the first time a member of a recipient family has filled that role for the local organization.

The Brakes have been fixtures since the fast-paced "blitz" construction began Friday morning.

"It's a lot of fun. I'm dragging my kids away from the build site," Holly Brake said. "You get to use a hammer and nails and stuff that you don't normally get to do."

The Brakes' house at the west end of the cul-de-sac off South Park Street is the 65th Habitat house in the county. And it's the first to be funded by the non-profit group's Cartridge Recycling Program, said executive director Dana Plummer.

The cartridge program - in which volunteers collect and re-sell used toner cartridges donated by local businesses - earned about $33,000 of the house's roughly $65,000 construction cost, Plummer said. The rest of the money was raised through donations and other sources.

Katrina Brake, a sophomore at Southeast High School, volunteered for the extra responsibility, but she said the job is more demanding than expected.

"I thought I was just there to run the meetings and help out around the build site," Katrina Brake said. "(But) I've got to kind of boss people around and tell them what to do."

Katrina Brake has help, though. A professional contractor oversees the build, along with an adult supervisor of the young volunteers. On Saturday morning, there were about 30 youths working at the site, along with a dozen or so adults, including a group from Sugar Creek United Methodist Church in Chatham.

Carlos Ortega, a recent Springfield High School graduate who will be a freshman at Lincoln Land Community College, is the chairman of the youth construction committee. Ortega said the basic structure essentially would be complete by Aug. 12. The walls went up Friday, and builders had hoped to install the roof and most of the windows Saturday.

This is Ortega's first time working for Habitat, and he said it piques his interest in architecture and construction.

"I'm probably going to do another one," he said. "This is fun. I like watching houses go up."

Plummer couldn't say exactly when the Brakes will move into the house, although she said it would be livable "definitely before winter."

Holly Brake currently rents a three-bedroom house, and she initially contacted Habitat because home ownership would provide more "structure" for her children.

But she wasn't always convinced she actually deserved the house. When Habitat officials first visited the Brakes' home, Holly Brake was told her most pressing housing need was to eliminate her rental situation.

"I'm like, 'You know, there are probably people out there who deserve a home a lot more than me,'" Brake said. "So after they left, I threw everything away because I'm thinking there are people who probably need this more than I do."

So Holly Brake was surprised when Plummer called to say Habitat decided to build the family the house on Fuller Court. And she's thrilled to move into a neighborhood full of familiar faces - the Brakes helped build a few of the other houses on the street, and Holly Brake already counts many neighbors as friends.

That sort of residential bond is Habitat's local focus these days, Plummer said. Instead of building single houses in existing neighborhoods, the organization is trying to build communities.

Habitat has already purchased seven lots to develop next year on Enterprise Street in Grandview, and it hopes to buy about 30 more in that area.

"These people really become family and friends," Plummer said. "They support each other and they baby-sit each other's children.

"They're actually going to have a homeowners association, and they're going to police the neighborhood and police the yards and make the rules. It's really worked to everyone's benefit."

Even as the Brakes work alongside the volunteers, Holly Brake is humbled by how much effort is being devoted to her family.

"There's a lot of emotion there," Holly Brake said. "Right now I have happiness because this is a long process. ..."

"These people come out here and give their time and their charity. It's a wonderful experience."






The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

March 23, 2008 Sunday

Habitat for Humanity path full of hard work and reward



LENGTH: 532 words

As a single mother of seven adopted children and a school social worker, Patty Redpath already has her work cut out for her. Now she has one more monumental task on her plate - helping to build and finance her new home.

Redpath, 49, has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County since August, after serving as a volunteer for several years, in hopes of having her home in Eastview Estates completed by fall of this year. She's already proven, by virtue of her family's size and limited income, that she's deserving of the home. But she's also proven more about herself.

Anyone with a passing familiarity with Habitat, a nonprofit organization that helps to provide affordable housing, has heard the term "sweat equity." By becoming physically involved in the building process, Habitat partners become invested in their new homes. What may be less well known is that the hard work begins long before it is time to pick up a hammer or paintbrush.

Dana Plummer, executive director for Habitat in Sangamon County, explained that it is important during the application process to determine if the potential partner will be able to afford the home. A first step is to run a credit check. She said she was amazed at Redpath's solid credit score and the effort she exerts to make ends meet given her situation.

"When she applied, it was obvious she was going to be a great partner," Plummer said. "We want someone who is going to be a thriving member of the community, and Patty definitely fits the bill."

Once she passed the application process, Redpath began taking classes on budgeting, insurance, wills and home maintenance, among others. All are Habitat requirements that ensure the partner is prepared for the responsibility of homeownership.

Redpath also has kicked off the fundraising campaign for her new home. She must have $50,000 pledged before they will break ground, which is scheduled for June.

Her friends at the Church of the Little Flower are actively soliciting $65 donations, the approximate cost of 1 square foot of the home. The SandTrap Tavern and the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club are co-sponsoring a poker run and silent auction to benefit the cause on May 1 at the SandTrap, 1510 Melrose St. Several other corporate and organizational sponsors also have signed on.

When it is time to finally break ground, the Redpath family - Joey, 17; Jesse, 16; Alex, 14; Lauren, 11; Tyree, 8; Tyra, 8; and Olivia, 2 - will be ready to pick up hammers and paintbrushes. They've already put in about 150 hours of sweat equity on other Habitat homes. Soon, they'll be ready to invest in their own.

"All I've ever wanted to do is to create a family for kids who might not otherwise be able to have that experience," she said. "The kids and I can hardly wait to help build our 'real' home, and I'm so glad this very 'real' family created through adoption can now live in a great neighborhood."

Anyone who would like to participate in the build, or who would like more information on the fundraising efforts planned for the Redpath or other Habitat for Humanity homes, call Blair Dial, development director for Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, at 523-2710, ext. 13.





The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

March 22, 2006 Wednesday

Two charity stores have reopened following tornado



LENGTH: 249 words

Two stores that benefit charities - Habitat for Humanity and M.E.R.C.Y. Communities - have reopened for business after receiving tornado damage.

* The M.E.R.C.Y. House Furniture Store at 1650 Wabash Ave. in the Yard Shopping Center has reopened and is seeking donations of furniture. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and the phone number 787-7488. Proceeds benefit M.E.R.C.Y. Communities' transitional and permanent housing programs for homeless women with children.

* Habitat for Humanity reopened its "ReStore" home-improvement resale store at 320 N. Dirksen Parkway on Tuesday.

At Habitat's ReStore, people can buy new carpet, flooring, house wrap, caulk and lightly used building supplies. The store also sells used furniture and appliances.

The ReStore is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (and until 7 p.m. Wednesday) and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Donations such as usable cabinets, furniture and light fixtures are accepted during business hours.

While the store is fine, its warehouse suffered major damage, and its contents had to be moved into rented storage space.

Habitat executive director Dana Plummer said the organization still is evaluating the cost of the damage before deciding whether to rebuild the warehouse.

Proceeds from the ReStore support the local Habitat for Humanity, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness. Phone 523-2710 or visit www.habitatsangamon.com.





The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

August 12, 2009 Wednesday

Non-profits adapt to loss of United Way funding / Local Boy Scout council starts its own campaign

BYLINE: John Reynolds Staff Writer


LENGTH: 883 words

Elimination of United Way funding for several local organizations this year has led them to seek to make up the difference through other sources.

The Abraham Lincoln Council of the Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday it’s dropping its affiliation with the United Way of Central Illinois and is starting its own fundraising campaign.

“It was an agonizing decision,” said Damon Hofstrand, volunteer president for the local Scout council. “We’ve been with the United Way more than 60 years, and a lot of our members have been volunteers for scouting and volunteers for the United Way. So it was almost like cutting off one of your arms. It’s a really difficult decision for us to make.”

The Boy Scouts last year received about $50,000 from the United Way’s community fund. This year, the Scouts asked for $60,000 to fund its Venture Exploring program, but received nothing.

Land of Lincoln Goodwill received $14,000 from the United Way last year and unsuccessfully requested $60,000 this year to help disabled people and assist former convicts in finding jobs.

“Over 87 percent of the revenue that supports our organization comes from retail sales. So we are just going to push harder to get more donations and sell more clothes,” said Sharon Durbin, president and CEO of the Land of Lincoln Goodwill, adding that the organization plans to reapply for United Way funding next year.

“We will go back and give it one more try to see if we can possibly get some funds,” Durbin said. “If not, we may look at a whole different direction after that.”

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County received $32,000 last year and requested $45,000 this year. It, too, got no United Way funding.

Calling it “a significant hit,”
Dana Plummer, executive director for the local Habitat program, said it will try to make up the difference through direct-mail campaigns and grant writing.

Like the Boy Scouts, Plummer is concerned about the United Way’s change in how it allocates its directed funds, which are donations people ask to go to a specific charity.

“We have a lot of donors who designate to Habitat,” Plummer said.

According to the United Way, the problem for the Boy Scouts was that the council wasn’t able to show it could measure the success of its programs — one of the new funding requirements.

The United Way also is revising it focus to emphasize improving academic achievement, reducing truancy and increasing school graduation rates.

Dan O’Brien, Scout executive and CEO for the Abraham Lincoln Council, said it isn’t always easy to measure the results of the Boy Scouts’ programs.

The Venture and Exploring programs, for example, can help prepare teens for a career. If a teen participates and then discovers he isn’t really interested in that field, the teen has still benefited, O’Brien said.

The Scouts also stress leadership, another attribute that’s difficult to measure, he said.

John Kelker, president of the United Way of Central Illinois, said he’s disappointed in the Boy Scouts’ decision, which was announced at a press conference Tuesday.

“There was a very strong possibility that they could have continued to receive funding,” Kelker said. “The program they have very much aligns with our community goals within the continuum of learning. We were actually working with the Boy Scouts to help them better understand how that program really was impacting the participants and how they could measure the effectiveness of that program.”

In addition to the $50,000 from the community fund, the Abraham Lincoln Boy Scout Council received about $22,000 last year in directed funds from the United Way.

This year, the United Way is requiring donors to fill out a separate form if they want to direct contributions to a favorite charity. The United Way says this will make the process easier, but Boy Scout officials don’t see it that way.

“We don’t know what the designations will be this year, but the prognosis doesn’t look good,” Hofstrand said.

Overall, the Abraham Lincoln Council’s budget is about $1 million. The council receives no funding from state or federal grants.

The Venture program is a co-educational activity offered to people ages 14 to 20. The program focuses on special interests and community service.

Scout officials have not set a specific goal for the new fundraising campaign, but they hope to make up for the money they previously received from the United Way.

The campaign, called “Blazing a New Trail, will continue throughout the year and will include mailings and appeals to possible donors through the media.

“It’s a huge leap of faith on our part. But we feel very strongly that the current views of the United Way are not shared by the donating public,” Hofstrand said.

Scout officials added that Tuesday’s decision does not affect partnerships with other United Way organizations in surrounding communities. The Abraham Lincoln Council is still working with the United Way of Christian County, the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Prairielands United Way, which serves Morgan, Scott, northern Greene and Cass counties.

































Contri sells cobblestone – links to Clatfelter – Henderson – sherrock/polistina


*Clatfelter link is key – Sherman – ibt – cogfa –

See also polistina in ftl – and carpenter of SPD MCU






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SPRINGFIELD - Tammy Kay McClure, 49, of Springfield died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in Springfield.

Tammy was born Oct. 6, 1958, in Quincy, the daughter of Alfred and Kay Marquardt. Tammy married Steve McClure Oct. 24, 1981.

She is survived by her husband, Steve, and children, Katie, Steven and Matthew. She is also survived by her mother, Kay Marquardt; sister, Tara Powers (husband, Jeff); four nieces; and two nephews.

Tammy was loved by all who knew her. She was a warm and caring person with a wonderful sense of humor who loved her family and friends dearly.

Tammy graduated from Quincy University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in business management. Upon graduation,


she was one of eight people personally interviewed and selected by ***Gov. Jim Thompson*** to a newly established Governor's Executive Fellowship Program in Springfield, and that is where she met her future husband. She went on to become the


director of personnel under Secretary of State Jim Edgar and later served as the


deputy director of human resources for Central Management Services when Edgar became governor.

Tammy took an early retirement in 2003.In retirement

she served on the board of the Cobblestone Neighborhood Association. She also volunteered for the

Animal Protective League

because of her deep compassion for animals. Though Tammy was a lifelong nonsmoker, she was active in the LUNGevity Foundation, which is an organization dedicated to finding a cure for lung cancer. She was also an avid follower of politics and the current presidential election.

However, Tammy's true pride and joy in life was her children, which included her fourth child, Izzy, the family dog (adopted through APL). She loved cheering her boys on at their wrestling matches and shopping as a "sport" with her daughter. Tammy always knew how to find a good deal. She and her husband set a goal to take the kids to all 50 states and they made it to 48. She loved to travel with her family, but most of all she loved spending time with them. Tammy will be dearly missed.

The family is holding a private memorial service at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Donations may be made in Tammy's name to the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL 62702, the LUNGevity Foundation, http://events.lungevity.org/goto/Tammy.McClure and Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., Springfield, IL 62704.






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Notable residents in cobblestone subdivision



Tammy mcclure

Sarah hardy

Virginia long

****Vernon and barb Copeland

Stephen Osborne

Joe londrigan

Helen minder

***Russell steil

Gary selvaggio, elsie prather

****Joe rupnick

John and joanne cravens

bill and desiree logsdon






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CobbleStone Estates

Homeowners Association

Springfield, Illinois


Board MembersAndrew Hamilton, President

Email: andrewjhamilton@andrewjhamilton.com

2508 Dickens Drive

Financial Solutions, 2508 Dickens, 07

Springfield , IL 62711

Work: 217/546-7525

Home: 217/787-8999

Fax: 217/546-7569

Term Expires: 2008

Kyle Barry, Vice President

Email: kyle_barry@commerce.state.il.us

2721 Kipling Drive

Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

620 East Adams Street, 01

Springfield , IL 62711

Work: 217/ 524-6493

Home: 217/ 698-9738

Fax: 217/ 782-0038

Term Expires: 2008

Todd Helm, Treasurer

Email: thelm@alvinskeys.com

2824 Cronin Drive

Alvin S. Keys, 801 S. MacArthur 04

Springfield , IL 62711

Work: 217/793-3000

Home: 217/546-5500

Fax: 217/793-3015

Term Expires: 2009

Tammy McClure, Secretary

Email: ksm5@aol.com

2705 Keats Drive

Springfield, IL 62711

Home: 217-787-7991

Term Expires: 2009

Bob Derber

Email: bobderber@aol.com

2923 Kipling Court

Springfield, IL 62711

Home: 217-698-6334

Term Expires: 2008

Chris Martin

Email: cmartin702000@yahoo.com


Springfield, IL 62711

Home: 217-726-0914

Term Expires: 2009

Tom Tapocik

Email: k.tapocik@insightbb.com

2720 Dryden Drive

Springfield, IL 62707

Home: 217/793-1017

Term Expires: 2009










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Contri – Henderson/CIB



Polistina/carpenter/SPD MCU






from "henderson" and see "clatfelter" site - contri - (contri sells cobblestone)


contri impacts – clatfelter – ibt – sherman – Peoria JC65 – gauwitz - cat











State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, March 15, 2007



Molly N. and Chad A. Ishmael, Sherman, a son, William Davison Ishmael, Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Grandparents are


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henderson


of Sherman and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ishmael of Athens.


Great-grandparents are Mary Contri of Sherman,


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henderson of Springfield,


Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davison of Greenview and Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Ishmael of Chandlerville.







CONTRI – polistina – (sherrock/polistina)





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.






Contri – clatfelter



And note tony zander – social network – and see OTB gambling zander





State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Monday, April 11, 1994

 Vincent Picchi Vincent "Jimmy" Picchi, 77, of Springfield, formerly of Langleyville, died at 4:35 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Gualdo Tadino, Italy, the son of Nazzareno and Cerbina Balerina Picchi. He married Patricia Gard Godbey in 1981. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Bonnie Kibele Picchi, in 1974; and a sister, Rose Picchi.

Mr. Picchi was a Springfield resident for 50 years. He had been employed by Sangamo Electric and the State of Illinois. He was a member of K of C Marion Council 3914 of Riverton, Greenview United Church and VFW Post 755. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Patricia;


daughter, Mrs. Tom (Linda) Clatfelter of Sherman;


four stepdaughters, Sally Godbey, Mrs. Sam (Amy) Zanders, Mrs.

David (Julie) James and Mrs. Clay (Janie) Bahlow, all of Springfield; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Morris of Springfield, Mrs. Mary Touhy of Chicago and Mrs. Louise Decknadel of Minnesota; two brothers,


Dan Contri of Springfield and


Val Contri of Sherman;


and several nieces, nephews and cousins.












Sherrock - polistina explains –

mcu – carpenter & graham

and see polistina in ftl


paul carpenter is married to linda polistina




James Polistina (capitol group= IBT)


SHERMAN - James Polistina , 73, of Sherman died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center.


He was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Sherman, the son of Carmen and Lena M. Gazza Polistina .


Mr. Polistina worked for Capitol Group and retired from the


Sangamon County Highway Department in 1990.


He was a member of St. John Vianney Church, Sherman Athletic Club and the Sherman VFW.


Survivors: three daughters, Lisa (husband, Mark) Pell of Bullard, Texas,


Laura (husband, Paul) Carpenter of Chatham



and Linda Polistina of Sherman;

a son, Michael Polistina of Sherman;

eight grandchildren; a sister, Rose (husband, Harold) Bryant of Frenchburg, Ky.;

three brothers, Amato (wife, Doris), Robert and Ross Polistina , all of Sherman; and

several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.














dateMon, Aug 4, 2008 at 4:21 PM

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The investigation

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 18, 2006

Section: LOCAL

Page: 4


Background on the Illinois State Police investigation of the Springfield Police Department:


* What did it say? A summary of the investigation concluded that detectives Jim Graham and Paul Carpenter violated department policies along with five of their supervisors: deputy chief Bill Rouse , Lt. Greg Williamson, Lt. Rickey Davis, Lt. Dave Dodson and Sgt. Tim Young.


* Who are those people? Graham and Carpenter worked in the investigations division. Rouse is the deputy chief of investigations, while Young, Williamson, Davis and Dodson are former supervisors in the division. Young is retired; Davis is on paid leave.


* What policies did they allegedly violate? There are too many allegations to list here, but among them: Carpenter and Graham used and paid confidential sources without preparing the required paperwork, and their supervisors failed to ensure the paperwork was filed. Graham and Carpenter conducted police work outside of Springfield. Graham did not take appropriate action when he allegedly saw Carpenter receive a gun from a known felon and when he saw cocaine at an informant's home. Carpenter allegedly forged a time card for community-service hours a confidential source was to complete at St. John's Breadline.


* What do Graham and Carpenter say? Among other things, they told investigators they believed many of their actions were OK'd by supervisors and that other allegations were untrue or exaggerated.


* Why was there an investigation? Former Springfield narcotics unit Sgt. Ron Vose complained to Police Chief Don Kliment and Mayor Tim Davlin about the conduct of officers in the department's former major case unit.


* Why did the investigation occur? Kliment asked the state police to look into Vose's charges. The investigation lasted from June 2, 2005, until June 28, 2006. The report addresses each allegation Vose outlined in his memo.


* What did the investigation produce? A 30-page summary, which is posted on The State Journal-Register's Web site, www.sj-r.com, and a 2,300-page report, which has not been made public.


Rouse retires without fanfare / Embattled leader of criminal investigations steps down

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - July 29, 2007



Page: 11


To casual observers of the Springfield Police Department, Bill Rouse wasn't the obvious choice to head the troubled criminal investigations division four years ago.


Rouse had been a city police officer since 1982, had supervised


patrol officers and traffic cops and worked in internal affairs briefly. But he had no experience as a detective.


That didn't matter, said retired police chief Don Kliment, who worked under Rouse at one time and appointed him to head the


investigations division in 2003.


"I was aware of the fact he could run a division," Kliment said. "I wanted a fresh start in there. I didn't need detectives to run the division. I needed a supervisor and a manager."


Rouse, 54, quietly retired a week ago, after completing his 25th year with the department. He said he began planning his retirement two or three years ago, so his leaving the department was not the "shakeup" some have claimed it was.


"I've got my 25 years in. That was my goal," he said.


When Rouse cleaned out his office, he took with him several cardboard boxes filled with legal paperwork - the result of four ongoing federal lawsuits that name him as a defendant.


The first, filed in 2004 by former Springfield police Lt. Rickey Davis, claims Davis was better qualified than Rouse to head the investigations division.


In 2006, former Springfield


police Sgt. Ron Vose sued Rouse and Kliment, claiming they retaliated against him when he blew the whistle on misconduct by detectives in the now-disbanded Major Case Unit.


In March, Springfield resident Larry Washington sued Rouse and five other officers, alleging they conspired to violate his rights and conducted an unlawful search and false arrest for cocaine possession. The charges against Washington were dismissed.


In April, Davis named Rouse, along with Kliment and Mayor Tim Davlin, as a defendant in another lawsuit that claims Davis was retaliated against because of his previous accusations of racial discrimination within the department.


And then there's "the report" - an as-yet-unreleased 2,300-page epic compiled by Illinois State Police investigators who were tapped to document shortcomings in the Springfield Police Department's investigations division. A 30-page summary of the report concludes that five supervisors, including Rouse, failed to properly oversee two detectives who were accused of misconduct and have since been fired.


Despite the criticism, Rouse said he enjoyed the investigations assignment. The fondest part of his career, though, remains being a patrol officer and street sergeant.


"I ran across and met a lot of different people, some of them good and some of them bad. But overall it was a fun, enjoyable time - and a lot less stress," he said. "And I was not sued once as a patrol officer or a sergeant."


Rouse is proud of several things he achieved while head of investigations.


For one, he changed the detective-selection process. Previously, officers would apply for the job, read some books suggested by the department and then go through an interview. Rouse implemented a four-point process - a fairer process, he said - that includes a written test, investigation scenarios, report writing and an interview.


About 10 detectives have been through the new process and have given it high marks, Rouse said.


Badly needed technology upgrades also were a priority. He and his staff were able to find money to buy about $100,000 in digital and electronic equipment to aid in solving crimes. Among the additions are a system for recording interrogations, for enhancing digital surveillance video, for taking measurements at crime and crash scenes and for putting together composite drawings of suspects.


He also ushered in routine compliance checks of parolees, sex offenders and juvenile probationers. And he helped get off the ground "Project Safety," an effort to reduce gun violence.


Rouse, who will become a security officer at a local bank, said he also intends to take some time off and complete some projects around his house near Athens. He lives with his wife, Pam, and his stepdaughter, Desiree.


His advice for young officers or those considering going into police work is to treat people the way the officers would want to be treated.


"Probably 95 percent of the officers do the best they can, and they deserve all the credit," he said. "They're dedicated to their job and the people they serve, and to receive some unwarranted criticism is, I think, unfair because it's a very tough job."

Caption: "... It was a fun, enjoyable time - and a lot less stress. And I was not sued once as a patrol officer or sergeant." - Bill Rouse , recalling the fondest part of his career


Plaintiff's attorneys to see ISP report

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

Author/Byline: SARAH ANTONACCI STAFF WRITER sarah.antonacci@sj-r.com


Page: 15


A federal judge ruled last week that attorneys for a man suing the city of Springfield over an alleged illegal search of his house in March 2005 will have access to a much-sought Illinois State Police report.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore read the 2,300-page report himself before deciding whether the lawyers for Larry Washington would have access to its contents documenting the findings of a state police investigation into alleged misconduct within the Springfield Police Department.


Former police chief Don Kliment asked for the investigation, a summary of which was leaked to the media in the fall of 2006. The report has never been made public, though The State Journal-Register and other media outlets, city aldermen and other groups have sought access.


City officials and the union representing Springfield police officers have objected to release of the report. They say, among other things, that releasing the information could identify confidential sources, damage investigations and reveal investigative techniques.


Cudmore is giving Washington's attorneys an edited version of the report. Identities of confidential sources, Crime Stoppers informants and some other information will not be included. The report also is subject to a protective order, meaning the lawyers cannot disclose information from it.


Washington and Jennifer Jenkins are suing the city, along with former police detectives Paul Carpenter and Jim Graham, former Lt. Rickey Davis, former deputy chief Bill Rouse , and current officers Steve Welsh and J.T. Wooldridge.


Washington and Jenkins accuse the officers of a conspiracy by the defendants to violate the couple's civil rights, unlawful search and false arrest.


In raiding Washington's house on Guemes Court, police allegedly found cocaine in a graham cracker box.


Graham and Carpenter sought the search warrant on grounds that they had found cocaine residue inside plastic bags in Washington's garbage. However, state police crime lab testing turned up no such residue, and the charges were dropped.

Caption: Larry Washington and Jennifer Jenkins are suing the city and several former and current police personnel for conspiracy to violate the couple's civil rights, unlawful search and false arrest. (Pictured: Larry Washington)



Theilen: Caldwell pages 'bland' / Two other aldermen agree it will have little impact on chief nomination decision

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - June 22, 2007



Page: 9


Three aldermen who have read the three pages pertaining to Springfield police chief nominee Ralph Caldwell that are in a lengthy Illinois State Police report said Thursday there's little in them that would affect their decision whether to confirm him.


"It's nothing I had not already found out on my own," Ward 8 Ald. Kris Theilen said. "There's no smoking gun. It's really pretty bland."


But Ward 9 Ald. Steve Dove questioned whether the administration of Mayor Tim Davlin had given aldermen access to everything in the 2,300-page report concerning Caldwell. What's in a 30-page summary that was made public last year may actually be more useful, he said.


"There are issues in the 30-page report that aren't in these three pages," Dove said, adding that aldermen have a right to see the entire report.


The administration acknowledged Wednesday that the three pages - summarizing investigators' interview of Caldwell - do not include every instance where he is mentioned.


Because the police officers' union has threatened to sue if the entire report is released, aldermen had to come to city hall to see the three pages. They were not allowed to take notes, and a city employee was in the room as they read, Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman said.


He, too, said the report had "nothing really new" in it but that it did give him some ideas as to what questions he would ask Caldwell, either at a one-on-one meeting or at a scheduled public hearing on his appointment Tuesday.


Theilen declined to discuss the contents of the three pages, and Cahnman said he could not remember many of the details, although he said they described an interview investigators did with Caldwell regarding complaints by former police Sgt. Ron Vose.


A memo Vose wrote to the Springfield Police Department's top brass alleging misconduct and rules violations sparked the state police investigation in early 2006. Vose resigned and is suing just-retired police chief Don Kliment and deputy chief Bill Rouse in federal court for retaliation. Caldwell took over as acting chief on Thursday.


"It related to what Caldwell had to say about this," Cahnman said of the pages aldermen can review. "It's difficult to follow because there were so many redactions."


The 30-page summary briefly discusses Caldwell's 2002-03 tenure as deputy chief for the investigations division, which included the now-disbanded major-case unit. Caldwell never before had served in the investigations division.


"Due to his lack of experience, Caldwell asserted he was circumvented by the lieutenants and sergeants of investigations, but he stated he was fine with letting them run their units," one passage in the summary says.


Cahnman said the newly examined pages say the same thing - "he didn't have the experience, and he was letting the division run itself. It was the same kind of explanation that we'd heard before. It's something I want to talk to Caldwell about."


The leadership skills of Caldwell, a 27-year veteran of the local force, are foremost on the mind of Ward 2 Ald. Gail Simpson, who had not yet read the three pages Thursday. While she concedes Caldwell is a nice man, she was less than enthralled after their meeting.


"It's not so much his role in the report. For me, it's the fact that there are serious problems in the police department as evidenced by that report. I need to know what he's going to do about them," Simpson said, adding that she, too, still wants to see the entire report.


The mayor's office has said Caldwell has not had access to the report, either, so he can't comment on it. Simpson wonders how that can be when he was assistant chief the last four years.


"I don't get a sense he's a strong manager," Simpson said.


"If everybody likes you, you're probably not doing a real good job," she added. "If you're the supervisor, you don't let your staff circumvent you. You don't say, 'I don't know what you do, just do it.' That abdicates authority."


As a part of his decision-making process, Theilen said he's exploring what constraints Caldwell may have been under as deputy chief for investigations. He noted that during Caldwell's tenure with the investigations division, the police chief was John Harris, someone brought in from outside the department who was highly unpopular with many rank-and-file officers and their supervisors.


"Both supporters and detractors of Ralph are telling me that under former Chief Harris, you couldn't make decisions," Theilen said. "It was his way or the highway. Anybody who wanted to stay employed did it John Harris' way."


Dove said rank-and-file officers' opinions carry a lot of weight when it comes to his confirmation vote and that the "general consensus is that ... Caldwell is a good guy, nice guy, easy to work with in terms of his overall personality."


Clean up police problems now

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 18, 2006


Page: 6


REVELATIONS from the Illinois State Police investigation of alleged wrongdoing in the Springfield Police Department raise two major and troubling questions:


1. What in the world does it take to be fired from the Springfield Police Department?


2. Why does Mayor Tim Davlin's administration insist on shrouding the public's business in secrecy - in this case even refusing to share important information with the members of the Springfield City Council?


THE STATE POLICE, at the behest of Springfield Police Chief Don Kliment, began an investigation of police detectives Jim Graham and Paul Carpenter. The investigation was instigated by a detailed memo from former Sgt. Ron Vose, who complained of misconduct by Graham and Carpenter.


Vose, a 27-year member of the force, felt so mistreated for bringing the alleged misdeeds to light that he quit the force. He also filed a federal lawsuit against Kliment and Deputy Chief Bill Rouse, alleging they retaliated against him for exposing Graham and Carpenter.


The state police developed a 2,300-page report addressing each of Vose's complaints. The 30-page summary of the report (available at www.sj-r.com) paints a frightening picture of Carpenter and Graham breaking rules - and possibly some laws - with abandon. The report also details that five supervisors did a pretty pathetic job of supervising the rogue detectives.


SOME OF THE allegations are embarrassing; some are quite serious. The detectives' failure to follow the rule of law has already had implications in the judicial system. Among the most serious allegations was the falsification of information for a search warrant and cutting corners in other areas in order to get the bad guys at any cost.


The problem with that approach is that a good defense attorney then has reason to actually get the bad guy off. The other problem is that the good guys are supposed to act like good guys and follow the law. Disregard for the law led to charges being dropped in one drug case and the release of a man from prison. Imagine how many other defense attorneys are wondering whether their clients' cases should be reviewed if Carpenter and Graham were involved in the investigations.


These guys have been on paid leave for many months. It's an insult to the taxpayers for this situation to continue. Again, we ask, what does it take to fire a cop in Springfield?


One would think the mayor might take the lead in demanding some action on bringing the Graham and Carpenter situation to a conclusion. But it appears Davlin's concern now is with who "leaked" the state police summary. The mayor has ordered the city police to investigate who provided copies of the summary to the aldermen.


WARD 3 ALD. Frank Kunz called the investigation sad. "I don't agree with the bureaucracy that everything needs to be secret. The taxpayers paid the bill. The taxpayers should know what's going on," said Kunz.


Bravo. We're with Kunz on this one. In fact, it seems absurd to us that the aldermen were not immediately provided with the state police report, especially since it includes information concerning Lt. Rickey Davis. Mayor Davlin has asked the city council to approve a financial settlement with Davis to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit. Some of the aldermen understandably refused to vote for the measure without seeing the report.


The Davlin administration has been consistent in wanting to do business in secret. We usually admire consistency, but not in this case. The state police report demonstrated some serious problems exist in the city police department. We need to clean up the mess, not cover it up.


City police rapped / Officers, bosses found to have broken rules

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - October 17, 2006


Edition: M2

Section: NEWS

Page: 1


An Illinois State Police investigation of allegations of improper conduct by two Springfield police detectives concludes that not only did Jim Graham and Paul Carpenter violate a variety of departmental rules, so did five of their supervisors.


The five - Deputy Chief Bill Rouse , who oversees the criminal investigations division, Lt. Dave Dodson, Lt. Rickey Davis, Lt. Doug Williamson and now-retired Sgt. Tim Young, all former supervisors in the division - failed to properly oversee the detectives, the report concludes.


The full text of the report's investigative summary can be found on The State Journal-Register's Web site, www.sj-r.com.


The 30-page document includes a docket of department rules allegedly violated by the two detectives and five supervisors. It does not indicate that any of the seven engaged in criminal wrongdoing.


The summary posted on the newspaper's Web site has been redacted to protect identities of confidential informants and others who became ensnared in the investigation through various relationships.


Springfield Police Chief Don Kliment last year asked the state police to conduct an investigation after receiving a memo from former Sgt. Ron Vose alleging misconduct by Graham and Carpenter. The investigation went from June 2, 2005, until June 28, 2006, and the report addresses each allegation Vose outlined in his memo. The newspaper does not have a copy of the whole report.


However, the summary outlines a variety of founded and unfounded accusations, finger-pointing and conflicting statements not only by Springfield police officers but by others in law enforcement as well.


Carpenter, a 13-year veteran, has been on paid administrative leave since last October, and Graham, who has been on the force for nearly 15 years, has been on paid leave since January, pending the outcome of the inquiry. Kliment reportedly has been making his way through the 2,300-page report, but when he may make disciplinary decisions is not known.


Carpenter and Graham have declined to comment publicly about the probe, but the summary shows they defended themselves to investigators. Among other things, they said many of their actions were approved by supervisors and that other allegations were untrue or exaggerated.


Vose, a 27-year department veteran who supervised the drug unit, quit the force in January, and in February filed a federal lawsuit against Kliment and Rouse, saying they retaliated against him after he brought the allegations to their attention.


Among allegations outlined in the summary:


* Carpenter and Graham conducted investigations involving drug activity without forwarding the information to the commanding officer of the investigations division.


* Carpenter and Graham utilized and paid confidential sources without preparing the required paperwork.


* Carpenter and Graham engaged in police work outside the department's jurisdiction when they conducted "trash pulls" - searches of residential garbage in attempts to obtain evidence to justify search warrants - and when they obtained an arrest warrant against an attempted murder suspect for burglarizing a Rochester church.


* Graham did not take appropriate action when he allegedly saw Carpenter receive a gun from a known felon and when he he saw cocaine at an informant's home.


Carpenter also is accused of receiving the gun, of reporting a fictitious address as the location where he had gotten it and of not taking action when he saw the crack cocaine.


* Carpenter allegedly forged a time card for community service hours a confidential source was to complete at St. John's Breadline. Carpenter later argued with a Sangamon County probation supervisor regarding the falsified time sheet, according to allegations in the summary.


* Graham testified at a murder trial that he had not completed a report of an interview with a witness, then revealed he had found a report of the interview in his personal folder.


* Graham, while attempting to locate two homicide suspects in Mississippi, was seen by another detective in bed with a female informant in Graham's hotel room, the summary says. Graham, who said the incident was innocent, allegedly did not complete any reports regarding his investigation in Mississippi.


* Graham on two occasions drove his squad car to crime scenes after having consumed alcohol, according to allegations in the summary. At one scene, he reportedly was ordered by a supervisor to return to the police department to work on affidavits. At the other, he was accused of being drunk and walking through a homicide victim's blood. Graham denied to investigators that he had been intoxicated at crime scenes. He also told state police that he had "stepped on a little corner of blood" at a murder scene but did not track it throughout the house.


* Rouse, Dodson, Davis, Williamson and Young allegedly failed as supervisors in a variety of ways, including failing to ensure that major case detectives documented their payments to confidential sources, that major case detectives notified the drug unit when they turned up drug information and that the detectives discontinued "trash pulls" when ordered to do so.

Caption: 1. Carpenter / 2. Graham
























Sherrock – polistina –


poe – Sherman – burge – fs – ifb

- nudo/shg – oratech – APL/dvm – Heidi

britt/sherrock – Sherman board – krista sherrock –

clatfelter - mumaw





Sherrock Sr., Michael R.

WILLIAMSVILLE - Michael R. "Bob" Sherrock Sr. of Williamsville passed away Friday June 12, 2009, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009, at the Williamsville United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m.

Online condolences can be sent at www.mottandhenning.com.

Published in The State Journal-Register on 6/22/2009




June 22, 2009

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

Robert @ Ross Polistina,

Sherman, Illinois

June 22, 2009

Ronny and Bobby--Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kirby and Family,

Springfield, Illinois




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Poe -- 50th Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Poe of R.R. 5 will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Sherman United Methodist Church in Sherman.

Poe and the former Sarah A. Grass were united in marriage Dec. 9, 1936, at Williamsville Christian Church parsonage. Mr. Poe is a retired farmer. Mrs. Poe is a homemaker. They are the parents of four children,

1.        Mrs. Marie Patterson of Cantrall,

2.        Joyce Polistina of Williamsville,

3.        Raymond Poe and  [ILREP and farm bureau, cogfa, wife at ioicc, etc.]

4.        Mrs. Kay Sapp, both of Springfield. [leonard sapp – fam]

They have 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild




SPRINGFIELD - Anthony Joseph "Tony" Yuskavich, 86, of Springfield died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at St. John's Hospital. Tony was born on March 20, 1922, in Springfield, the son of John and Stella Kuizen Yuskavich. He married Helen Follis on Sept. 7, 1946, in Springfield; she preceded him in death in 1973. He married Mary Polistina on July 2, 1974, in Las Vegas; she preceded him in death in 1993.

Tony graduated from Lanphier High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed by Fiatallis and, in his free time, enjoyed going to the racetrack.He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George and John.

He is survived by a stepson, Ron (wife, Anna) Polistina of Farmersville; his special nieces, Kathy (husband, John) Plough, Pat Towner, Barb Devine and Mary Ann (husband, Kerry) Wycoff; in addition to several other nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and -nephews; and several great-great-nieces and -nephews.



Graveside ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, with military honors provided by the United States Department of Defense and the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 687 E. Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703.


Investing for Illinois / Treasurer's office feeling the pressure

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The uncertainty in world markets has created a ripple effect that reached early Tuesday into a third-floor room in a state government office building on Jefferson Street.


That's where a handful of state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias' employees trade and invest billions of dollars on behalf of local governments and the state's general fund portfolio.


In that room, the busiest part of every weekday happens during the first 20 or 30 minutes, starting promptly at 7 a.m.


By 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, for instance, the employees had invested $6.6 billion by trading U.S. Treasury repurchase agreements and U.S. government agency repurchase agreements.


"We just spent more money than most people will in their entire lives," said Mark Polistina , portfolio manager for the treasurer's office. "I shouldn't say 'spent.' We invested it."


He, Sue Roth and Garry Dierkes shared the duties of making a flurry of phone calls, tapping on computer keyboards and saying such things as: "Ninety-five. You're on the board."


"I don't expect today to be a very fun day," Polistina said just before 7 a.m.


Later, he explained that he meant he didn't think rates for U.S. Treasury securities would be very good Tuesday. And they weren't.


His prediction was based in part on the knowledge that foreign equity markets, especially in Asia, had dropped between 5 percent and 8 percent overnight.


"When people perceive issues in the economy ... people flock to U.S. Treasuries," he said. "They buy quality. The highest-quality security you can own is a U.S. Treasury."


As demand increases for U.S. Treasury securities, their yield decreases, Polistina said.


Yield on a two-year Treasury note, for instance, dropped 25 basis points from Friday's close to Tuesday morning, when it was 2.10 percent. A year ago, yield on a two-year Treasury note was 4.91 percent.


Such declining numbers translate into lower earnings on investments for local governments, which pool their money into short-term investments called The Illinois Funds, and for the state's general fund portfolio.


Governments use their investment earnings for a variety of purposes, such as improving schools and transportation.


"There are going to be drops in the rates that we're able to get from the marketplace, and we want to make sure we're doing everything we can," Giannoulias said in an interview later Tuesday.


"It's tough for us to control the market. But we're going to keep on being safe, liquid and as aggressive as possible," he said, adding that the three priorities are in that order, with "safe" topping the list.


Shortly after Tuesday's early-morning trading session ended, Polistina read - on a big-screen TV tuned to the CNBC channel and on a computer - that the Federal Reserve had cut a key interest rate by 0.75 percent.


"What we saw today was the biggest cut since 1984," Giannoulias said later. "That's going to have a significant impact on our investments and our revenue going forward, so it is a concern."


Area stocks - Stock 52-week high Tuesday close ;Ameren Corp. $55.00 $45.78 Archer Daniels Midland 47.33 40.19 Deere & Co. 94.77 83.15 Caterpillar 87.00 63.82 Horace Mann 23.23 17.09


Caption: Mark Polistina , portfolio manager for the Illinois treasurer's office, pauses during early trading Tuesday. By 7:30 a.m., he and his fellow employees had invested $6.6 billion in state and local government money.





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SHERMAN - James Polistina , 73, of Sherman died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center.


He was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Sherman, the son of Carmen and Lena M. Gazza Polistina .


Mr. Polistina worked for Capitol Group and retired from the


Sangamon County Highway Department in 1990.


He was a member of St. John Vianney Church, Sherman Athletic Club and the Sherman VFW.


Survivors: three daughters, Lisa (husband, Mark) Pell of Bullard, Texas,


Laura (husband, Paul) Carpenter of Chatham

and Linda Polistina of Sherman;

a son, Michael Polistina of Sherman;

eight grandchildren; a sister, Rose (husband, Harold) Bryant of Frenchburg, Ky.;

three brothers, Amato (wife, Doris), Robert and Ross Polistina , all of Sherman; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.


OBITUARIES - State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 23, 2001

Nina P. Stender - SPRINGFIELD - Nina P. Stender, 61, of Springfield died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at her home.


She was born April 9, 1940, in Springfield, the daughter of John and Laura McCormick Gust. She married Jack Stender in 1967 in Springfield; he preceded her in death in 1997.


Mrs. Stender was a data input operator for the state of Illinois and also had worked several years at the Georgian Restaurant, the Bar-B-Que Drive Inn and St. John's Hospital in housekeeping. She was a member of St. Cabrini Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 10302 Northenders.


Survivors: a son, Jack W. "Jay" Stender II (wife, Linda Polistina ) of Springfield; a daughter, Barbara Stender (husband, Lester Prier) of Springfield and Mount Pulaski; five grandchildren; two brothers, John T. (wife, Sue) Gust of Springfield and William J. (wife, Karen) Gust of Missouri; five sisters, Margaret M. Gust of Florida, and Mary Jane Shimkus, Ruth E. (husband, Ted) Quintard, Lois M. Gust and Kathryn E. (husband, Grant) Adams, all of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.


State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, November 9, 2000

Rocco Polistina - SHERMAN - Rocco Polistina , 67, of Suddith, Ky., formerly of Sherman, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Veteran's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Sherman, the son of Carmine "Chick" and Lena Polistina .


Mr. Polistina retired from Fiatallis after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Julia Catholic Church in Owingsville, Ky.


Survivors: four brothers, Amato "Mott" (wife, Doris), Jimmy (wife, Shirley), Robert and Ross Polistina , all of Sherman; a sister, Rose (husband, Harold) Bryant of Suddith; and several nieces and nephews.

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2006 Varsity Football Roster

1Stephen Hott 57Dillon Thomas

2Rob Mosher 58Jacob Wilmot

4Thomas Kennedy 60Kevin Dallavis

5Gary Wilson 61Casey Daley

6David Kavish 63Sean Johnson

7Bobby Brenneisen 64Nick Theole

8Dominic Walton 65Derek French

9Mike Stieren 66Dan Schafer

10Kevin Klemm67Jeremy Bertoni

11Shaughn Reid 68Nick Varney

13John Lantz70Matt Mast

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16Joe Marrin 73Tim Stevens

17Tim Dondanville74Jeremy Adams

18Grant Anderson 75Matt Israel

21Brian Rimini 77Chad Rushing

24Chris Peterson 79Zach Higdon

25Josh Gossard80Victor Kimberlin

27Adrian Cave 81Ryan Hillsted

28Scott Kren 82Brian Fitzgerald

33Mike Edwards 83Adam Nudo

37Keenan Gilpin 84Brandon Dixon

38Joe Geiger 85Donovan Kavish

39Jack Duncan 88Tim Fitzgerald

40Mitch Murphy 90Tanner Sommer

43Leonard Hubbard 95Matt Magowan

44Andrew Collings 99Jared Dodd

48Tommy Jennings 9Tim Capestrain

50Aaron Peterman 25Ryan Butler

51Matt Selvaggio 37Steve Begando

52Kelby Jasmon 52Mitch Luster

53Blake Pranger60John Felchner

54Zack Moore 61Mike Loscher

55Matt Sartore63Zach Boente

56Jason Moore 75Jon O'Daniel


2006 Freshman Football Roster

2Eric Williamson 60Brian Johnson

5Tyrone Lee 61Ryan Crabtree

6David Miller 63Christian Jordan

8Nick Guzzardo 66Casey Bova

13Brian Haley 67Tony Capellin

16Cody Needham 70Dominic Antonacci

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27Tyler Casson 77Marlandez Harris

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39Clay Sherrock 81Jake Ward

43Jeff Bartel 82Joey Redpath

48Nick Lanzotti 83Sam Shearer

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52John Root 88Jake Smith

55Griffin Davis 99Sean Richie

58Matt Anderson 95Sam Reents


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Kalb, Catherine S. 


SPRINGFIELD - Catherine Sue Kalb, 54, of Springfield died peacefully with her family by her side at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at St. John's Hospice.


She was born Sept. 16, 1954, in Centralia, the daughter of Bob and Carol Smith Sherrock.


She was preceded in death by her mother.

She was a resident of Springfield for most of her life. She was a dental technician for 25 years with Oratech Laboratories.

She was a member of Animal Protective League and loved animals.

Surviving are a son, Charles (Heather) Kalb of Springfield; father,


Bob Sherrock of Williamsville;


 two grandchildren, Hunter and Karle Kalb; brothers, Michael (Christine) Sherrock of Springfield and Ronald (Heidi) Sherrock of Williamsville; an aunt, Marilyn Oehmke; and two nephews, Clay and Kenyon Sherrock.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice.



Sherman considering options for new park

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, March 6, 2009


Section: homepage


SHERMAN - The Sherman Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is asking residents what facilities and features they want included in a potential new 40-acre community park.


The seven-member committee has set up a Facebook group that residents can join to submit their ideas. It also put together a form for the public to rank the top five amenities they'd like to see in a park in the village of about 3,700.


The committee will in turn compile a feasibility study for the new park, said village board member Jeff Mitchell, the committee's chair.


The feasibility study will include design options, layout and cost estimates, he said.


Mitchell and Village President Trevor Clatfelter emphasized that the village board has made no commitment or decision to build a new park, and that the committee was assembled to develop a plan for a possible facility.


Any decision on a park and its funding would be brought before the community for consideration and approval, Clatfelter said.


The committee also is collecting ideas for a new veterans memorial and gateway park that's being developed on Sherman's north side.


Mitchell noted that the desire for more parks ranked high on a village-wide survey distributed in late 2007 to update Sherman's comprehensive plan. The survey results showed nearly 43 percent of residents said they were willing to pay for more parks.


Parks and recreation opportunities also were identified as issues needing improvement during Sherman's participation in sessions for a Western Illinois University program called MAPPING (Management and Planning Program Involving Non-metropolitan Groups) the Future of Your Community, he said.


"Sherman's growing pretty rapidly, and we're at a point where our park system right now isn't sufficient to support the population and the amount of young families that we have," Clatfelter said.


He said one potential park site is a 40-acre tract in the area of the Old Tipton Estates subdivision by the village water tower that would be available for sale if funding becomes available.


For now, he said the village wants to hear residents' "wish lists" for such a park.


To collect ideas, Clatfelter appointed six community members - John Bryant, Brad Davis, Steve Mumaw, Krista Sherrock , Dan Underwood and Brad Welker - as well as Mitchell, who is a landscape architect, to the parks and advisory committee.


Clatfelter said he asked the committee to come up with park features, such as baseball and softball diamonds that can be used as tournament sites, that can draw people into the village and spur economic development.


"We kind of want to work backwards off of the premise of, "You figure out how many baseball diamonds are needed to host one of these good-sized tournaments and all the other amenities in there as well,'" he said.


Clatfelter and Mitchell also noted that public input boosts a community's chances of receiving park grants from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and other agencies.


The committee meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Sherman Village Hall, and the public is invited to attend. For those unable to, Mumaw has set up a Facebook group that people can join and submit their ideas.


Sherrock said suggestions the committee has received so far include baseball diamonds, soccer fields, bocce ball courts, a community center and a waking path.


The committee will consider these ideas, examine the costs and logistics involved and create a plan for the park.


"We're looking for a date somewhere around early summer to come back with a first draft plan on the park," Mitchell said.


Once the plan is complete, it will go to the village board's public buildings, grounds, parks and recreation committee and then on to the full board.


Amanda Reavy can be reached at 788-1525.


How to contribute


Those who want to submit the top five amenities they'd like to see in a Sherman park can pick up a form at the Sherman Village Hall, 401 St. John Drive. Residents also can join the Sherman Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee's group on Facebook to share their ideas. To do this, Facebook users must log in and type "Residents for Sherman Parks" in the search line. Once at the page, users may join the group and write their ideas in the comments section.


Many local school board, village seats up for election

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, January 29, 2009


Sherman: Three seats are open on the village board. Incumbents Ron Hickman, Kevin Schultz and Nancy Zibutis are running, along with challengers Tony Horner

and Krista Sherrock




State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, May 2, 2000

Section: LOCAL

Page: 28


The Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon County will observe "Be Kind to Animals Week," Sunday through May 13 by offering an opportunity for limited-income area residents to obtain stray-cat neutering procedures for only $10.


At the same time, APL also will offer a rabies inoculation for $5.


An unspayed cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing two litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter, can total 11,801 in just five years.


Five local veterinarians, including the Waggin' Tails vet, Heidi Britt- Sherrock , are volunteering to neuter the cats brought to Waggin' Tails during "Be Kind to Animals Week."


Appointments must be made for the neuterings. Those interested in taking advantage of this effort should call 753-2141 today through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.


Other veterinarians taking part in the effort are Richard Speck of Parkway Veterinary Clinic, Thomas Powell of Animal Medical Clinic, Rina Ward of Brewer Animal Hospital and William Wright of Capitol Illini Veterinary.


Because of the additional work involved on the part of Waggin' Tails staff members, the shelter will not be open to the public during the week of May 8-12.


Normal Saturday hours, 1 to 5 p.m., will resume May 13.


The Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon County and its no-kill Waggin' Tails Shelter is an organization dedicated to caring for sick, stray and/or abused animals.



State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, June 18, 1995

HEIDI BRITT- SHERROCK , daughter of Mrs. Wanda Britt of Williamsville, has graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.




State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, December 3, 1996

Sherrock -40th Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Sherrock Sr. of Williamsville celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.


Sherrock and the former Barbara Jane Schmidt were married Nov. 23, 1956.


Mr. Sherrock is retired from Carolina Freight Co.


Mrs. Sherrock is retired from the insurance business.


They are parents of three children, Joe and John Sherrock of Williamsville and Mike Sherrock of Las Vegas, Nev. There are six grandchildren.



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.







Black-Dees Tracey Kay Dees and Harvey Richard Black, both of Williamsville, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. May 10. The Revs. Dan and Gay Crede officiated the ceremony at United Methodist Church in Williamsville.


The bride is the daughter of Wesley and Beverly Dees of Sherman. The bridegroom is the son of Harvey R. and Shirley Black of Williamsville.


Serving as matron of honor was Gina Peters, with Dawn Thompson, Sheila Rock, Cindy Jacques and Mary Rock serving as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Veronica Camille.


Best man was Stanley Kitchens. Groomsmen were Ron Camille, Mike Sherrock , Terry Casson and John Black. Mike and Pat Dees served as ushers, with Joey Sanzenbacher serving as ringbearer.


A reception was held at the Sherman Athletic Club.


Both are graduates of Williamsville High School. The bride is employed by Franklin Life Insurance Co.


The bridegroom is employed by Perry Braughton Trucking Co.


The couple will reside in Williamsville.





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