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  • Rec Report

    The Tiger Tennis Classic will be coming up with weekends for singles and doubles play at Princeton High School.First up will be doubles tour ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • ‘As You Like It’

    Make yourselves comfortable, it is going to be a long night in the park ... and we mean that literally.“As You Like It” ran three hours long ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • ‘Oliver’

    “Oliver” is a classic “big theater musical” with a lot of set changes, lighting cues and sound cues all done very smoothly on a cleverly-des ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Honoring Dr. Martin Faber

    A celebration to honor the retirement of Dr. Martin Faber, a longtime family doctor to many in the area, was held at Perry Memorial Hospital ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Optimist Club welcomes new members

    The Princeton Optimist Club welcome new members Julie Wayland (from left), Valerie Horras and Bob Horras, who were installed by Illinois Opt ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Heartland donation

    Jill Frueh, Bureau County Farm Bureau manager, accepts a donation from Derek Fetzer, vice president of agribusiness at Heartland Bank and Tr ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:30 pm
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  • Bicyclist dies in Peru crash

    PERU — Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei has released the following information on a minivan versus bicycle accident that resulted in the death of the b ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Smile! The city could be watching!

    PRINCETON — New signage and updated surveillance equipment can be expected at the Princeton Recycling Center to address the problem of unwanted junk d ...
    July 11, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Out&About

    Images from the 2014 Wyanet Summer Festival ...
    July 11, 2014 - 1:07 pm
  • 100 percent on board

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board needs to be in total agreement before moving ahead with a county administrator search, according to a consultant.
    July 11, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Offering a ‘Second Helping?’

    SPRING VALLEY — Summer is a challenging time for local food pantries.Patrons who have school-aged ch ...
    July 11, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Wyanet royalty crowned

    Wyanet Festival Queen Payton Glafka (center) is pictured with second runner-up Kaylee Towne (left) and first runner-up Stephanie Christian. The annual ...
    July 11, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Auction Calendar

    July 19 – Roger W. Freeman estate, tractors, miscellaneous equipment, trailers, car, tools and collectibles, 9:30 a.m., 936 N. 16th Road, Tonica, Lenn ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Sharing the road

    PRINCETON — With Princeton’s popular bicycle event, Z-Tour, just around the corner, motorists should be on the lookout for cyclists on the roadways.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Sheffield approves appropriations

    SHEFFIELD — Sheffield appropriations of $1.8 million were approved by the village board Monday night.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Walnut’s event deemed a success

    WALNUT — Walnut Police Chief Tom Ptasnik said all went well during Walnut’s Fourth of July celebration.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • A Chips shot

    Anna Murray won the inaugural Chips Giovanine Hot Shot Memorial Award in this week’s Princeton High School Girls Basketball Camp. Presenting the award ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • Schultz to double up at Monmouth

    Spring Valley’s Johnna Schultz will continue her athletic career in two sports for Monmouth College.
    July 11, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Down the Fairway

    The 56th annual Illinois Valley Women’s Golf Invitational will be held on Aug. 10 at Green River Cou ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Rec Report

    The Tiger Tennis Classic will be coming up with weekends for singles and doubles play at Princeton High School.
    July 11, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Quad City Hitmen Blue

    Two Bureau County boys, Kyler Lapp of Ladd and Garrett Burns of Wyanet, are playing for the 8U Quad City Hitmen Blue baseball team, ranked No. 1 in Il ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • WBVL tourney to open Saturday

    Undefeated Wyanet will take the No. 1 seed in to the Western Bureau Valley League C League Softball Tournament which gets underway Saturday in Walnut.
    July 11, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • SV All-Stars 13U team advances to state finals

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Little League Intermediate All Star 13U Team advanced to the state finals in the intermediate division by winning a four ...
    July 9, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Cardinals sweep Sheffield squads

    The Princeton Cardinals made a sweep of B and C League play Monday night at Sheffield.Olivia Vergami ...
    July 9, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Boy with autism just loves to play baseball

    PRINCETON — Every little boy dreams of playing baseball and Matthew Schennum is not any different except Matthew is autistic.
    July 9, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Junior League winners

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Creek Golf Course Junior League winners were recently named. ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Russell 'Buzz' Jones

    PRINCETON — Russell “Buzz” Jones, 95, of Princeton passed away at 10:07 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Toulon Health Care in Toulon.
    July 11, 2014 - 2:05 pm
  • Eric Stevens

    Eric Arthur Stevens, 39, passed peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2014, with his wife, and a good friend and fellow soldier by his side at the VA hospita ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Mary Lou Shaffer

    PRINCETON — Mary Lou Shaffer, 96, of Princeton, formerly of Portage, Ind., passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation ...
    July 9, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Jerry Stocking

    SPRING VALLEY — Jerry K. Stocking passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley at the age of 79.
    July 9, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Roxane Miller

    TISKILWA — Roxane Marie Miller, 51, of Tiskilwa passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 9, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Scott Thomas

    WYANET — Scott R. Thomas, 35, of Wyanet died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 9, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Robert Hurdis

    PRINCETON — Robert Allen Nels Hurdis, 73, of Princeton passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 8, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Robert Johnson

    VENICE, Fla. — Robert Eugene Johnson, 82, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Princeton, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, lookin ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Russell Morris

    Russell L. Morris, 92, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, into the waiting arms of his beloved wife Martha and son Roger.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Scott Thomas

    WYANET — Scott R. Thomas, 35, of Wyanet died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 7, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Driving with suspended/revoked licenseHolly Blades, 33, of Wyanet was charged with driving with a su ...
    July 11, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Thompson pleads guilty to felony

    PRINCETON — A homeless man has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of another’s debit c ...
    July 11, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Robert L. Dombrowski, 42, of Spring Valley was charged with the city ordin ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Crashes Travis Daniel Petersen, 21, of Princeton and Burton L. Conklin, 76, of Wyanet were involved ...
    July 4, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Princeton Police

    Accident A motor vehicle/bicycle accident happened at 1:05 p.m. July 1 in the 1100 block of West Per ...
    July 4, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    AssaultRichard D. Ruppert, 55, of Spring Valley was charged with assault in his home, 7 Hickory Road ...
    July 2, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Possession of cannabis Tyler D. Duckworth, 20, of Wyanet was charged with possession of cannabis, sa ...
    June 30, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Zachary S. Mekley, 22, of Spring Valley was picked up at 10:24 a.m. June 26 on a LaSa ...
    June 30, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Cruel treatment Brenda L. Gradert, 46, of Wyanet was charged with two counts of cruel treatment in t ...
    June 25, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidents Julian Avila, 56, of Mendota was traveling at 10:25 p.m. June 14 on Route 34, one-hal ...
    June 23, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Unbroken

    Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star and World War II hero who died in Los Angeles on July 2, traveled far and wide during his 97 years.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Are we teaching wrong values?

    I grew up during the Depression in the 1930s when people were basically self-sufficient — you had to be— unemployment was about 30 percent of the labo ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • Guest Commentary

    Editor’s note: The following exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s Letter to the Editor word requirement, therefore, the BCR will extend the same opp ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. I really liked having the holiday fall on Friday, which gave most a three-day weekend. Several of us at th ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is the second installment in an ongoing column by Barb Kromphardt.On Monday morn ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Where does sustainability matter most?

    The push to “go green” touches every area of our lives, from EPA fuel economy rules to the ban on 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. But where does su ...
    June 30, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • A July 2 celebration

    As we prepare to gather with friends and family to celebrate the Fourth of July, I want to encourage everyone to take a moment to commemorate another ...
    June 30, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I can hardly believe July has arrived! Where did June go? For that matter ... what happened to January, February, March, April and May? This year is f ...
    June 30, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Get the facts

    GBE is a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission line proposed to traverse your area. Dr. Sm ...
    June 25, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Summer officially began on Saturday. We’ve had kind of wet spell, but I’m not complaining. I’m not sure what the farmers in Bureau County think of it, ...
    June 23, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Ag summary

    Heavy rains continued to soak the northwest and northeast districts last week while the southern half of the state received less than average precipit ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Meet Suzie the sow

    I would like to introduce you to Suzie. She is a sow on our farm.Her ear tag number is 2287. She joi ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Heartland donation

    Jill Frueh, Bureau County Farm Bureau manager, accepts a donation from Derek Fetzer, vice president of agribusiness at Heartland Bank and Trust Co. in ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Farm Bureau plans agri-tourism trip

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will travel to Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana Aug. 1. Fair Oaks Farms is an agri-tourism destination. During the ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • QC River Bandits host ag night

    The QC River Bandits will host a Celebrate Agriculture night July 18 at Modern Woodmen Park for area Farm Bureau members
    July 11, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • Farm Bureau sponsoring Ag Olympics at 4-H Fair

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau is sponsoring an Ag Olympics to be held during this year’s 4-H Fair. The Ag Olympics will begin at 3 p.m. Ju ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Chestnut Street Inn earns award

    SHEFFIELD — Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield has received a certificate of excellence award from TripAdvisor.
    July 9, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • ‘Never trust BBQ from a skinny man’

    WALNUT — At the end of May, Chris “Cowboy” Tornow and Tony Vaccaro opened Cowboy and Tony’s Butt Shack BBQ West at the Green River Country Club just o ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • St. Margaret’s awarded an 'A' in hospital safety study

    SPRING VALLEY — Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • New physician at Perry Memorial Hospital

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton is announcing the addition of Dr. Raji Jacob, a nephrologist, as a new physician.
    July 9, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • ‘As You Like It’

    Make yourselves comfortable, it is going to be a long night in the park ... and we mean that literally.
    July 11, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • ‘Oliver’

    “Oliver” is a classic “big theater musical” with a lot of set changes, lighting cues and sound cues all done very smoothly on a cleverly-designed set. ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Optimist Club welcomes new members

    The Princeton Optimist Club welcome new members Julie Wayland (from left), Valerie Horras and Bob Horras, who were installed by Illinois Optimist Dist ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Area students named to IVCC academic honors list

    OGLESBY — For the spring 2014 semester, more than 725 students were named to the academic honors list at Illinois Valley Community College. Area stude ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Community Notes

    Legion meetingLADD — Harold E. Russell American Legion Post 938 of Ladd will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday ...
    July 11, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Nelsons will note 65th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Nelson of Princeton will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Bachman participates in Goshen College Camping Inquiry Program

    GOSHEN, Ind. — Hannah Bachman, a 2014 mathematics graduate from Tiskilwa, is serving at Menno Haven Camp, also in Tiskilwa, as part of Goshen College’ ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Midstate College announces perfect attendance list

    PEORIA — Marcy Dzurisin of Princeton and Hallie May of Princeton earned a place on the 2014 spring term perfect attendance list at Midstate College.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Bombliss enlists in U.S. Army

    Saran D. Bombliss has joined the U.S. Army under the delayed entry program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering ac ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Jones receives scholarship award

    HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University 2014 graduate Alexandra Jones, a worship leadership major from LaMoille, has been honored with an award of di ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:33 pm

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