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  • BV girls claim top honors

    SPRING VALLEY — The Bureau Valley girls track and field team held up their end of the meet at Saturday’s Rollie Morris Invite at Hall School ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Storm does whatever it takes

    SPRING VALLEY — A selfless team attitude was brought by the Bureau Valley Storm to the Rollie Morris Invitational as they were ready to scor ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • Brownies learn about self-defense

    Brownie Troop 1614 learned about self-defense from Sensei Cliff Morse and Sensei Joshua Wealer. Pictured are Lexis Bouslog (front row, from ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • BVN's Blackert, Sierens honored by IPA

    Jade Blackert (center left) and Bradley Sierens attended the eighth annual Starved Rock Region Illinois Principals Association John Ourth St ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Plunging for a cause

    Illinois Valley Community College’s student group, Tomorrow’s Educators: Aware, Connected, Hopeful (TEACH), participated with L-P High Schoo ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Earth Day 2014 ... and why it’s important

    Well this year the forecast for Earth Day, followed up by Arbor Day two days later, appears to be bringing outstanding weather. It could hav ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:17 pm
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  • CPASA: Get rid of old medicines

    PRINCETON — It’s time again for residents in Bureau and Putnam counties, as well as people across the country, to clear their homes of unwanted and ex ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Egg-cellent treats for all!

    Candies of all shapes and sizes for children of all ages were scattered throughout the lawns of Bureau County this past weekend, and excited children’ ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Friends ready for annual book sale

    PRINCETON — The Friends of the Princeton Public Library are revving up for its 30th annual April used book sale, beginning this Thursday.
    April 21, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Parties choose officers

    The Bureau County political party central committees have elected new officers.The Republican Centra ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Out&About

    Images from the 2014 area Easter egg hunts ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Crundwell: No more appeals

    DIXON — Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell will not appeal to have her prison sentence reduced.
    April 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • New Medicaid rules in 2014

    PRINCETON — While the deadline to enroll in a marketplace insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act ended March 31, in-person counselors are still ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • BBB warns donors of fake Boston Marathon charities

    CHICAGO — The Boston Marathon, one of the nation’s most popular sporting events, took place on Monday, and was the 118th annual race with more than 36 ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • ITAC offering amplified phones

    Free amplified phones are available through the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation program (ITAC). In order to be eligible, individuals mu ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Cemetery clean-up in Dover

    Prairie Repose Cemetery in Dover has scheduled a clean-up day for 9 a.m. May 17. The rain date will be May 24.
    April 21, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Storm does whatever it takes

    SPRING VALLEY — A selfless team attitude was brought by the Bureau Valley Storm to the Rollie Morris Invitational as they were ready to score points a ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • BV girls claim top honors

    SPRING VALLEY — The Bureau Valley girls track and field team held up their end of the meet at Saturday’s Rollie Morris Invite at Hall School, winning ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Baseball

    Levi Bates had a game for the scrapbooks Saturday at Port Bryon. He went 5-for-5 with five RBIs to ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Tigresses split with Riverdale

    The Princeton Tigresses took home a split of a Three Rivers crossover doubleheader Saturday at Port Byron Riverdale.
    April 21, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Tigers take fourth at Rochelle

    ROCHELLE — The Princeton Tigers placed fourth in Saturday’s Hub Relays at Rochelle. The Tigers won t ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Bornsheuer signs with Carl Sandburg

    Nicole Bornsheuer said everything just seemed right when she made her college visit to Carl Sandburg Junior College in Galesburg. So much so, she’s de ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Geldon steps down as Mendota girls coach

    MENDOTA — Kevin Geldon had an ideal coaching situation awaiting him next season at Mendota High School, where he would be returning all five starters ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Dickens of a time

    KEWANEE — It was getting late, it was getting dark and it was getting time to go home. Caleb Dickens ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • Venegas, Devils top Trojans

    MENDOTA — Hall senior pitcher Taggart Venegas turned in a commanding performance on the mound Wednesday afternoon, at a windy and cold Faber Field in ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Hughes gets Tigresses started

    PRINCETON — PHS coach Bob James played a hunch which paid off for the Princeton Tigresses time after time Thursday in Little Siberia against the Kewan ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Donald Burrell

    MESQUITE, Texas — Donald Albert Burrell of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Princeton, died peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014.
    April 22, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Evelyn Smoode

    SPRING VALLEY — Evelyn H. Smoode, 74, of Spring Valley passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home after a battle with cancer.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Joan Beatty

    PHOENIX — Joan T. Beatty, 88, formerly of LaMoille, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Park Regency Senior Living.
    April 21, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Lyle Wolf

    PRINCETON — Lyle Henry Wolf, 88, of Princeton passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Patricia Lee

    PRINCETON — Patricia G. Lee, 64, of Princeton, formerly of St. Charles, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peo ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:05 pm
  • Lucille Kowal

    PRINCETON — Lucille "Lucy" Kowal, 90, of 1000 Sunshine Drive, Princeton, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Donald Stoner

    PRINCETON — Donald Stephen Stoner, 65, of Princeton passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Gary Mulally

    WASHINGTON, Ill. — Gary Mulally, 76, of Washington, Ill., died at 9:18 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.
    April 21, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Elizabeth Aldrich

    MELLEN, Wis. — Elizabeth "Bette" Aldrich, 98, formerly of Princeton, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Mellen Manor Nursing Home in Mellen, W ...
    April 21, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Elsie Merrill

    WALNUT — Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Princeton Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle collision involving Alice J. Starker, 79, of Princeton and Gina M. Bassetti, ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentAn accident involving Sarah J. Munson, 38, of Spring Valley and Gabriela Serratos, 27, of Sp ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Contributing to delinquency of a minorKenneth Hancock, 55, of Spring Valley was charged with contrib ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductA 13-year-old Princeton male was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a p ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Jerry L. Greening, 28, of Spring Valley turned himself in at the Spring Valley Police Department at 6:55 p.m. April 16 on a LaSalle County warrant for ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsBeatrice B. Malembe, 34, of Beardstown was traveling at 10:09 p.m. April 5 on Route 29 ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Terry L. Maltas, 63, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 6 near Oak Street at 7:33 p.m. April 3.
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stopsFollowing a traffic stop, Jacob J. West, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with driving ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Thomas W. Fox, 62, of Princeton and Michael D. G ...
    April 14, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Croissant enters guilty plea

    PRINCETON — A Spring Valley woman has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of theft.
    April 7, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! Last week was such a busy week. First and foremost, many churches held services and Easter celebrations. I hope your personal Easter was blessed ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • All about the shoes?

    Back then, it was all about the shoes. The black patent leather ones were placed at the back of the closet, and the new shoe box sat patiently on the ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    OK, I wasn’t too excited about the colder temperatures and snow on Monday, however, it would be difficult to beat the gorgeous weather we had on Satur ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time again to pull out that dusty old shoe box full of black and white memories, my friends. Here we are with another edition of “Headlines from ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:06 pm
  • At a loss for words

    As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, my backyard looks like a rabbit rodeo is going on — hopping, racing, jumping — the antics are fun to watch. Robins are frequently visiting the b ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • What could go wrong?

    As I watch the Obamacare saga unfold, it brings another revolutionary idea to mind. The time has com ...
    April 2, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Aaahhh ... The weather the past few days has been wonderful. The robins are visiting my birdbath on my deck, and I can see tulips beginning to make th ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Plant 2014: Make it a successful one

    With the long-term weather forecast looking promising, we might be eager to head out to the fields and start planting, however, I would recommend the ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Nominees sought for Ag Service Award

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau, Bureau County Cattleman’s Association and supporters of Bureau County pork production are sponsoring the Agricultural S ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Soil moisture levels high across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN - Soil moisture levels in Illinois are high in the middle of April, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring ( ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • Amia Boutique opens in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Christine Eimer has opened Amia Boutique inside Upscale Resale at 214 W. St. Paul St. in Spring Valley.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Princeton Electric wins national award

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Electric Department has received a national award for its reliability and customer service.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • A $2,700 donation for program at CGH

    A $2,700 contribution was recently received from Dixon County Market in support of the CGH Health Foundation Women’s Cancer Prevention Program. This i ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • IVCC receives GFOA award

    OGLESBY — For the 20th straight year, Illinois Valley Community College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Re ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Country Comfort expands to Elmwood

    Country Comfort Retirement Homes, established in Henry in 1993 by Sherry Pettett, a geriatric 
rehab nurse, will expand this summer to Elmwood, the th ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Attention: New virus affecting swine industry

    I would like to do something a little different than I have done in the past for this writing.I woul ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Illinois grain stocks

    Corn stocks in all positions on March 1 totaled 1.22 billion bushels, up 55 percent from March 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 550 million bushels, wh ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • A perfect world

    What a perfect world looks like by Kaiden Coomer, first grader at Jefferson Elementary School in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • What’s in my dessert?

    A great way to help the kids or grandkids celebrate Earth Day is with this fun recipe you can make together. Not only is it fun to make, but it's also ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Facts about Earth Day

    • Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.• ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Earth Day 2014 ... and why it’s important

    Well this year the forecast for Earth Day, followed up by Arbor Day two days later, appears to be bringing outstanding weather. It could have come soo ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • Hayward Williams will perform at Princeton Coffeehouse

    PRINCETON — Wisconsin singer-songwriter Hayward Williams will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The coffeehouse is located a ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • PES Music Boosters are holding fundraiser

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary Schools Music Boosters are sponsoring a fundraiser through the Covered Bridge Fudge Shop in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Hall Boosters prepare for Afterglow

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Booster Organization will sponsor the Hall Prom Afterglow on Saturday. The prom attendees will be announced to the public at ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Community Notes

    FundraiserLADD — The fifth annual Texas BBQ will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ladd Communi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Brownies learn about self-defense

    Brownie Troop 1614 learned about self-defense from Sensei Cliff Morse and Sensei Joshua Wealer. Pictured are Lexis Bouslog (front row, from left), Bri ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • BVN's Blackert, Sierens honored by IPA

    Jade Blackert (center left) and Bradley Sierens attended the eighth annual Starved Rock Region Illinois Principals Association John Ourth Student Reco ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:53 pm

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