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  • Run away with the Bureau County Metro Center

    PRINCETON — Run ... run as fast as you can. You can always catch them; they’ve got a helping hand. Camaraderie and a small fitness community are what ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • PMH announces meeting change

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Finance Committee meetings have been moved from 7 a.m. on the Thursday before the board meeting to 12:15 p.m. ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Best in the state of Illinois

    PRINCETON — It’s been said “a picture is worth a thousand words” — a simple phrase coined by a newspaper in the early 20th century, as an editor discu ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Government shutdown

    As the fiscal budget battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the majority Democratic legislation continues, many are left wondering what this ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Reading the RAILS

    SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library has received a $21,770 grant that will help provide more than a million online materials to pa ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • Growing to new heights

    The front yard of the Warren house in Princeton contains a beautiful example of a Clematis plant, which has grown upwards of 10 to 15 feet tall. Clema ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Brandon Behrens is Rotarian of the Year

    PRINCETON — Brandon Behrens has been named the Rotarian of the Year.Behrens joined Rotary in 2004. H ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • A Direct hit

    The DirectTV blimp cruised along Interstate-80 Monday afternoon, framed with the city of Princeton water tower on the north side of town by the BCR of ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Chamberlin sentenced for child sex crime

    PRINCETON — A Rockford man was sentenced to two years in prison at a sentencing hearing held June 16 in Bureau County Court.
    July 3, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Davis gets two years for drug felony

    PRINCETON — A Buda man has pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a look Alike substance, a Class 3 felony.
    July 3, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    PHS meetingPRINCETON — Princeton High School and head girls basketball coach Jeff Ohlson will hold a ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Golfers to play for Jimmy D, cancer research

    The 33rd annual Jimmy D Golf Day will be Sunday, July 12, at Spring Creek Golf Course and Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby.
    July 3, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • 2014-15 BCR Female Athlete of the Year finalists

    Taylor Clark (Princeton/Sr.): Taylor was swift as the first PHS athlete in eight years to compete in four sports for four years. Clark was a Second Te ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Best foot forward

    MANLIUS — If there’s one thing a heptathlete needs, it’s to be versatile ... able to compete in the high jump, long jump, shot put, javelin, 200 meter ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Putting smiles on for all

    MANLIUS — Parker Neuhalfen put smiles on many a Bureau Valley Storm sports fan the past four years.H ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Summertime softball

    Kalee Carlson slides in safely for the BVN Thunder in C League Softball play in Sheffield. The Thunder are featured as the Team of the Week in today’s ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • New opponents await area prep football teams

    This year’s prep football schedules have recently been released.Area football fans will find their t ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Athlete of the Year finalists

    A.J. Gaeta (Hall/Sr.): The Red Devil standout was a man for all seasons as the 2015 BCR Athlete of the Year runner-up. In football, he was a First Tea ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    Summer NationalsLASALLE — LaSalle Speedway will once again play host to the UMP Summer Nationals Hel ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • The good in sports far outweigh the bad

    While there are some bad things in sports, such as:• Out of control adults, parents and coaches alik ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Eileen Pettit

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Eileen Marie Pettit of Castle Rock, Colo., passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Ty Sanford

    KEWANEE — Ty A. Sanford, 5, of Kewanee died peacefully at 11:25 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home after a courageous battle with a brain tumor.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Larry Patnoe

    PRINCETON — A memorial Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at 1715 Deerfield Road, Princeton.
    June 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Agnes Richards

    STREATOR — Agnes L. Richards, 99, of Streator passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Health Care Center in Streator ...
    June 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • James Whitaker

    PERU — James H. Whitaker, 88, formally of Granville and Mark, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Manor Court in Peru.
    June 30, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • Judy Sidebottom

    TOLUCA — Judy E. Sidebottom, 62, of Toluca, formerly of Walnut, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at Richard L. Owens Hospice in Peoria.
    June 29, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Vera Treibachs

    MORTON — Vera A. Treibachs, 95, of Morton, formerly of Bloomington and Princeton, passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Apostolic Christi ...
    June 29, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Ted Anderson

    ALBANY, Ga. — Ted W. Anderson, 78, passed away at  Columbus, Ga., Mid Town Medical Center after an extended illness.
    June 29, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Laura Bopes

    PRINCETON — Laura Lee Bopes, 48, of Princeton passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, in her home. She wa ...
    June 29, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Johnny Craig

    CHARLESTON, Mo. — Johnny I. Craig, 59, of Charleston, Mo., formerly of the Princeton area, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
    June 29, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Illinois State Police investigate fatal crash

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 80 in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 1.
    July 3, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accident A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Mark R. Cross, 45, of Mark and Jo M. Duncan, 71, o ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Violation of order of protection Donald Nelson, 52, of Princeton was charged with violation of orde ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Warrant arrest Following a traffic stop, Trevor A. Gardner, 41, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was arrested ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Tricia A. Turner, 24, of East Dubuque, Ill., was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 80 eastbound at Mile Marker 86 at 2:52 a.m. Ju ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal dumping Joel Negron, 29, of Spring Valley was charged with illegal dumping at the recycling ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Annette M. Cook. 35, of Princeton was charged with two counts of domestic battery i ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license suspendedDarnell Murphy, 21, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was charged with driving w ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsBryce D. Walters, 21, of Tampico drove off the roadway at 10:30 a.m. June 14 on 3000 North ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Derek M. Kuhn, 29, of Wyanet was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper l ...
    June 22, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The Beast was under heavy attack from the German 88mm anti-aircraft (eight-eights) on the ground and the Focke-Wulf 190s and Messerschmitt BF 109s in ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Our gifts to the USA

    In my world inside this newsroom, I see a lot. Sometimes too much. But by and large, what it all boils down to is I see the best of people, and I see ...
    July 3, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • What to write ... what to write?

    Before I started here full time, I had been asked to write a guest column. I wavered on the commitment, but was intrigued. I spent a couple of months ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Live it up this summer!

    This summer we went to Disney World in Florida, and it was so fun. We also went to Daytona Beach; it was so cool to try and surf. I had a little more ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • DePue Men’s Club gears up for boat races

    The DePue Men’s Club is sponsoring a 50-50 drawing for the “Save The Lake Fund” to help in the purchase of a barge that will be used for future dams i ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • ‘Take up your cross ...’

    This letter is in response to the article titled, “Local Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Decision.” Since no pastor but one responded publicly to the ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Food Court 7-2

    How about a cooling desert of Jell-O or pudding? Sounds good after a hot meal, especially at this time of the year. These are easy to fix, especially ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Advertising tax proposal is a bad idea

    Debt-plagued Illinois is desperate for new revenue.One proposal being considered by the administrati ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • The church’s place in domestic violence

    Is religious faith a help or hindrance to women who are victims of family violence? How should a faith community, or church, respond to this issue?  
    June 29, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! It was another busy weekend in Bureau County. I hope you had the opportunity to attend some of the events. As always, the rest of the summer prom ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Agricultural summary

    Rain continues to plague northern and central Illinois, delaying the winter wheat harvest and hay cutting. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.92 inch ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Illinois irrigators required to report water usage

    BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is now requiring Illinois irrigators to report their water usage to the state.
    July 3, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Farm Bureaus offer ag rescue course

    Agriculture is the most dangerous industry. Each year unnecessary deaths and injuries affect farmers and their families, farm employees and rescuers. ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • June rains set record

    CHAMPAIGN — The statewide average precipitation for June 2015 in Illinois was 9.53 inches, or 5.33 inches above the average June precipitation. This w ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Ultimate Salon & Spa expands

    PRINCETON — Trisha Moon, the owner of Ultimate Salon & Spa in Princeton, has recently completed an expansion of her 6-year-old business located at 432 ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Cornerstone Community Wellness Inc. to host class

    Chronic diseases are now the leading causes of illness and death in the United States and in the local area.
    July 1, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Summer scams: The BBB’s hot five

    Summer for most people is the perfect time to go to a concert or take a vacation. For con artists, warm weather means their scam efforts heat up. Nati ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Potthoff receives industry honor

    OTTAWA — Nicholas Potthoff, Northwestern Mutual wealth management advisor, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT), an in ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • AgVenture PureLine announces summer interns

    KENTLAND, Ind. — AgVenture PureLine of Princeton has welcomed Brett Meador and Jordyn Minnaert as summer interns.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • St. Margaret’s physical therapist earns degree

    PERU — St. Margaret’s Center for Physical Rehab employee Tim Collins recently earned his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) from Andrews Un ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • JFK holds graduation ceremonies

    SPRING VALLEY — John F. Kennedy School is Spring Valley held its eighth grade graduation on May 29 in Kennedy Gymnasium.
    July 3, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Community Notes

    Meeting set WYANET — The Wyanet Golden Eagles senior citizen group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Indy Car driver Charlie Kimball coming to Sterling

    STERLING — CGH Medical Center and Novo Nordisk will welcome Chip Ganassi racer, Charlie Kimball, to share his diabetes story at the CGH Health Foundat ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet July 9

    PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St., Princeton. Par ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Sunday, July 5, to Richard Nealand. Love, Mom, Gary and George.• Happy birthday ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Festival queen contestants announced

    WYANET — A new Miss and Little Miss will be crowned at the Wyanet Summer Festival at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9.
    July 3, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Dimmick School announces registration

    Registration for students that reside in Dimmick School District 175 and Cherry School District 92 will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, an ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Open house planned to celebrate 80th birthdays

    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Ruth Faber and Roberta “Grandma” Corl will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the First United ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • IVCC releases spring academic honors list

    OGLESBY — More than 600 Illinois Valley Community College students were named to the academic honors list for the spring 2015 semester. Students inclu ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Lincoln students honored for perfect attendance

    Lincoln Elementary School students (front row, from left) Carson Burger, Hayden Larson and Mariah Hobson; and (back row) Michael Smallwood, Carson Eth ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:28 pm

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