Business and Agriculture
This spring has been extremely challenging for farmers. After an early spring of significant rainfall amounts in late April, the rain has lifted (for now), warmer weather has arrived and planting season is underway.
SPRINGFIELD – Weather across the Midwest has slowed planting this spring. For crop insurance, the final planting date for corn in most of Illinois is June 5. The final planting date for soybeans in the upper third of Illinois is June 15. For the lower two-thirds of Illinois it is June 20.
SPRINGFIELD — As part of the Ag Invest program, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is excited to announce the launch of the Cream of the Crop photo contest. Students from across the state, ages 8 to18, are invited to submit their most innovative, scenic snapshot that depicts their vision of agriculture in the state.
PRINCETON — A resale shop carrying a variety of merchandise has opened in Princeton, and all funds will go to support Friends of Strays No-Kill Animal Shelter.
LASALLE – Mark Schneider, CIC, CRM of Brennan & Stuart Insurance located at 222 Bucklin St., LaSalle, was recently named agent of the year by the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative (PSIC) at its annual membership meeting in Springfield. The Prairie State Insurance Cooperative is a risk-sharing cooperative that provides Illinois school districts with its property & casualty and workers compensation insurance programs.
PERU — Bonnie Lester of Coldwell Banker Today’s Realtors was ranked in the Top 10 sales associates for the fourth quarter of 2012 in total units, listing units and selling units in Illinois for the Coldwell Banker franchise system.
PRINCETON — Jason and Jenny Judd of Hennepin are the new owners of a longtime Princeton business that also has a new name.
Central Bank Illinois was recently ranked in the 2012 Top 15th percentile of community banks by Seifried and Brew LLC. To be recognized with this ranking, Central Bank demonstrated exemplary performance of balancing risk and reward on the bank’s Seifried and Brew Total Risk/Return Composite Ranking. This in-depth analysis includes an internal evaluation of the bank’s liquidity, capital level, credit risk and earnings report.
The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) installed Dr. Paul Castelein, an orthodontist from Princeton, as president-elect May 7 during the ABO President’s Dinner. This event was held in conjunction with the 2013 annual session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in Philadelphia, Pa.
OTTAWA — Horace Mann representative Cindy Musselman and CSM Financial for Educators have opened a new office to serve their educator customers and employees.
Central Bank of Princeton recently donated $1,000 to the Illinois Valley Community College Peter Miller Community Technology Center capital campaign. IVCC President Jerry Corcoran (left) accepts the check from Community Bank President Rick Clary. “The generous response we’ve seen from district financial institutions such as Central Bank is evidence of their belief the PMCTC will have a significant impact on the local economy,” said Corcoran.
North Central Bank of Hennepin recently donated $500 to the Illinois Valley Community College Peter Miller Community Technology Center capital campaign. IVCC President Jerry Corcoran (left) accepts the check from North Central Bank President David Ward. “More than a dozen district financial institutions have contributed to the campaign, and we will recognize each of them prominently on a donor wall near the main entrance to the new building,” said Corcoran.