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  • BVN improves playground

    Bureau Valley North is almost finished with its playground project. The equipment came from the old Manlius Elementary School. Once the pea ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • ‘Road Tripping’ program at historical society dinner

    PRINCETON — Larry McClellan from Crete, Ill., will be the guest speaker at the Bureau County Historical Society’s annual dinner on Nov. 6 at ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Celebration

    Students and staff released 90 balloons Sept. 16 to commemorate Illinois Valley Community College’s 90th birthday. The launch was postponed ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Hall homecoming royalty

    Hall High School held its homecoming activities the week of Sept. 29. This year’s court included second runners-up Becky Kirkman (from left) ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • The Honey Dewdrops will perform at coffeehouse

    PRINCETON — The musical duo known as The Honey Dewdrops will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Princeton Coffeehouse. The coffeehouse is l ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • PMH donates food to pantries

    Perry Memorial Hospital employees participated in the hospital’s annual food drive collecting more than 600 pounds of food and more than $80 ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:29 pm
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  • Hall: Good news and bad news

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall High School Board of Education received both good and bad news from auditor Dave Wilcoxson during the presentation of the Fis ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Women of Distinction

    OGLESBY — Six women from all areas of the Illinois Valley were honored at the second annual Women of Distinction awards luncheon held Thursday afterno ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • County board hears update on health issues

    PRINCETON — The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department is continuing to monitor various health issues, including the flu, West Nile Virus and now the ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Cemetery clean up

    WYANET — Fall clean up at Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet will be Nov. 3. All items must be removed by sunset on Nov. 2. Everything will be removed and ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Health department announces walk-in flu clinic on Oct. 29

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Health Department will offer a flu clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the health department.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Volunteers needed

    PRINCETON — The Closet, a local resale shop, is in desperate need of volunteers. Any age, male or female, are encouraged to offer any volunteer hours ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • SVE Board studies budget

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Elementary School Board got its first look on Wednesday at the district’s budget watch, just three months into Fisca ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Meet and greet for LaHood

    PRINCETON — A meet and greet for state Sen. Darin LaHood will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room at the Bureau County Republican, 800 Ace ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Bounce Back-ers celebrate with reunion

    Liberty Village in Princeton celebrated its annual Bounce Back Reunion held on Oct. 15 with lunch and a special Bounce Back cake. Residents who have c ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • BCUW honors bank representatives

    Area bank representatives recently met Bureau County United Way (BCUW) Executive Director Andrea Anderson at the campaign thermometer as she raised th ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Saturday update

    The Princeton Tigers tripped host Mendota 1-0 to capture their third straight regional soccer championship.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Storm, Bruins staying alive

    The St. Bede Bruins became playoff eligible with their fifth win of the year Friday at Orion. The Bureau Valley Storm took a big step to get there.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:25 am
  • Woeber, Rockets blast off at PHS

    PRINCETON — It was just another night in the office for Dalton Woeber and the Rockridge Rockets.Woeb ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:05 am
  • Red Devils hang on

    KEWANEE — Going into Friday night’s Three Rivers Conference matchup against a struggling Kewanee Boilermaker squad (0-7), the Hall Red Devils (5-2) we ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:05 am
  • Dudek living on the edge

    It was a day of close calls for Joe Dudek. The St. Bede senior finished with an 11-over 83 in the fi ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Good night for Lady Bruins

    It was a good night to be a Lady Bruin. St. Bede swept Amboy at all three levels in Thursday's Three ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:06 am
  • Storm comes back ‘super’ against PHS

    PRINCETON — An electric crowd was on hand for a three-game thriller between the Bureau Valley Storm and Princeton Tigresses during Three Rivers East p ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Kuhne kicks Tigers into finals

    MENDOTA — Tanner Kuhne was the right man at the right time for the Princeton Tigers Wednesday night.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 6:53 pm
  • Wyaton Hills Thursday League champs

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    Oct. 17, 2014 - 6:52 pm
  • Tigers win

    MENDOTA — Princeton beat DePue 1-0 in Wednesday's regional soccer semifinals on a late goal by Tanner Kuhne.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Robert Nelson

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Robert "Bob" D. Nelson of Stone Mountain, Ga., formerly of Princeton, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • William VanCauwenberge

    SPRING VALLEY — William J. VanCauwenberge, 87, of Spring Valley died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Unity Point Health-Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Lori Guerrini

    SPRING VALLEY — Lori Ann Guerrini, 58, of Spring Valley walked hand and hand with our Lord Jesus Christ through the gates of Heaven on Saturday, Oct. ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Eric Porter

    TISKILWA — Eric LeRoy Porter, 61, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at home. Arrange ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Joan Mercer

    DIXON — Joan Joyce (nee Hamm) Mercer, 87, of Dixon, formerly of Paw Paw, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • John Regenhardt

    LAMOILLE — John (Huntz) Edward Regenhardt, 82, of LaMoille passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Heritage Health in Mendota.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • William Hofreiter

    SPRING VALLEY — William Warren Hofreiter, 59, of Spring Valley passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2104, in his residence in Spring Valley.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Shirley Pizzamiglio

    SPRING VALLEY — Shirley Theresa Pizzamiglio, 87, of Spring Valley, and for the past few years living at Manor Court in Peru, died at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oc ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Rosalie Spears

    ROCK FALLS — Rosalie Spears, 82, of Rock Falls, formerly of Tampico, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Bruce Dexter

    PRINCETON — Bruce Dexter, 61, formerly of Tampico and Walnut, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Liberty Village Manor Court in Princeton.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Princeton Police

    Kelly J. Milnes, 44, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery, unlawful interference with reporting domestic violence, criminal damage to proper ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic batteryKevin L. Diamond, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in the 100 ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license suspendedChad A. Whittaker, 39, of Wyoming, Ill., was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Oc ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Possession of cannabisTwo 17-year-old Ladd boys were charged with possession of cannabis and possess ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Crashes Glenn Douglas Brown, 64, of Carlinville and Zachary Johnathon Ortega, 20, of Kewanee were in ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Bourey pleads guilty to child pornography

    PRINCETON — A LaSalle man has entered a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of child pornography.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Jeremy P. Cooley, 26, of Spring Valley was arrested in the 100 block of Elm Street at ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accident A vehicle driven by Ross A. Narczewski, 37, of Spring Valley struck a deer on U.S. Rou ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Vehicle accident A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Kenneth C. Stier, 90, of Manlius and Terre ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents A 16-year-old Buda teen; James K. Skaggs, 27, of Ohio, Ill.; and a 15-year-old Buda teen w ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • This ‘ghoul’ loves Halloween

    Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Costumes, free candy, getting to run around the neighborhood with your friends after dark — what’s not ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • It’s not a ‘done deal’

    Beware: RICL is not a “done deal.” We need to help protect elderly landowners “Clean” Line Energy Pa ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Rauner give Illinois hope

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future.Instea ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    I’m writing this on a rainy Monday afternoon. My desk is piled high with a mountain of work that needs to be accomplished. I have telephone calls that ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • The Great ShakeOut

    The largest earthquake ever to rattle North America occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Mo., near Southern Illinois. If a similar quake struck the same sp ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • An upgrade with a hump?

    As the upgrading of 2400 East Street (Dover Blacktop) progressed this summer, those of us who travel 1800 North Avenue regularly were confronted with ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    The fall edition of Illinois Valley Living magazine is on the street, and already, I’ve heard some great comments about this edition. You can find thi ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Another relic

    When I was a little girl, one of my favorite past times was looking through my mom’s photo albums. She had two big ones and one small one, each filled ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Appreciating a little mess

    Sometimes a little mess in the house looks nice to me.A couple weeks ago, our nephew, Andy, and his ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment.Following a surgical b ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall continued throughout the state last week and still continues to delay harvest. Isolated hail was reported in the East Southeast district. Sta ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Still a lot to do ...

    It’s my favorite time of year — the days starting to become shorter, temperatures falling, and Mother Nature is giving us one last celebration of colo ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Cloverbud program starts Tuesday

    The University of Illinois Extension invites youth ages 5-7 to participate in the 4-H Cloverbud program. The 4-H Cloverbud program uses hands-on learn ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Dark Star Comics opens doors

    PRINCETON — Wülf Cinq-Mars, owner of Dark Star Comics in Princeton, promises his recently opened store in Princeton offers a fun atmosphere.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Aegis Therapies gives for a good cause

    Aegis Therapies, the therapy provider for Liberty Village of Princeton, recently gave a grant of $1,000 to a not-for-profit organization called Moment ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • ‘Happy Days’ for BEST team building

    Harris Kal, the former “Happy Days” actor and owner of Harris Kal Productions, was in Princeton Monday working on team-building with employees of the ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Farm Bureau plans college day in Henry

    HENRY — The Bureau County Farm Bureau, along with Marshall-Putnam and Stark County Farm Bureaus, will be hosting a College Open House Day for agricult ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Advance Auto Parts opens store in Peru

    PERU – Advance Auto Parts Inc. has announced it will open its first store in Peru at 1600 36th St. across the street from Peru Mall. The opening has b ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • 40 under Forty honorees are announced

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College has released the names of this year’s 40 Under Forty cla ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • BVN improves playground

    Bureau Valley North is almost finished with its playground project. The equipment came from the old Manlius Elementary School. Once the pea gravel is ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Monday to Doug Kann and Jeff Dzik. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• A car ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Community Notes

    BingoPRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Doors will ope ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • BCGS will meet Thursday in Princeton

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The meeting will ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • ‘Road Tripping’ program at historical society dinner

    PRINCETON — Larry McClellan from Crete, Ill., will be the guest speaker at the Bureau County Historical Society’s annual dinner on Nov. 6 at the Wise ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • World Community Day

    PRINCETON — Church Women United with host World Community Day on Nov. 7. All women are invited to a soup supper at 6 p.m. at St. Louis Harkrader Hall. ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Celebration

    Students and staff released 90 balloons Sept. 16 to commemorate Illinois Valley Community College’s 90th birthday. The launch was postponed from Sept. ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Hall homecoming royalty

    Hall High School held its homecoming activities the week of Sept. 29. This year’s court included second runners-up Becky Kirkman (from left) and Domin ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • The Honey Dewdrops will perform at coffeehouse

    PRINCETON — The musical duo known as The Honey Dewdrops will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Princeton Coffeehouse. The coffeehouse is located at ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • St. Louis School Briefs

    • The Knights boys’ basketball season will begin. On Tuesday there will be a Spirit Shirt Day and a team blessing at 2:30 p.m. The Knights will play a ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm

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