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  • Illinois State Police announce Roadside Safety Check results

    LASALLE — The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held during the late evening hours of Saturday, June ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Appraiser reprimanded in local lawsuit

    New Jersey real estate appraiser Mark Pomykacz was recently reprimanded and fined by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ...
    July 6, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Koehler is St. Louis’ new principal

    PRINCETON — With 35 years of administrative experience under his belt and a great passion for the Catholic faith, Richard Koehler is a welcome additio ...
    July 6, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Independence reigns in Walnut

    The Walnut Miss Independence pageant highlighted many of the young ladies from the Walnut area during the village’s annual Fourth of July celebration, ...
    July 6, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Wyanet Festival begins Thursday

    WYANET — The Wyanet Community Club is ready to kick off its annual Wyanet Summer Festival, which runs from Thursday, July 9, to Saturday, July 11.
    July 6, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Out & about

    Images from area Fourth of July celebrations ...
    July 6, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • ‘Thank you for doing business in Ladd, Illinois’

    LADD — A local man has released a book detailing the history of businesses in Ladd.Jim Piacenti of L ...
    July 7, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Mautino warns of new phone scam

    SPRING VALLEY — As part of his continuing efforts to help protect taxpayers from con artists and fraud, state Rep. Frank Mautino is warning residents ...
    July 6, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Extension sets youth shotgun program

    PRINCETON — Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports has opened registration for shotgun instruction in Bureau County.
    July 6, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Investigation continues into fatal I-80 crash

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police (ISP) continue to investigate the fatal crash that happened in the morning hours on Wednesday, July 1, on Interstate 8 ...
    July 7, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • A game for the generations

    MANLIUS — Rolle Bolle is not a game everyone is familiar with, but it is a game that everyone can play and get familiar with. The bolding crew with th ...
    July 7, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • Ladd, Wyanet 5K races on tap Saturday

    Two more area races are on tap for Saturday, July 11. The Ladd 125th Celebration will include a 5K R ...
    July 7, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • 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
  • Nathan Stoller

    BRADFORD — Nathan Lavern Stoller, 92, of Bradford passed away peacefully at 12:40 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Regina Anderson

    GALVA — Regina C. Anderson, 81, of rural Galva passed away at 5:26 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
    July 6, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Helen Warren

    SHEFFIELD — Helen Warren, 92, of Princeton, formerly of Sheffield, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    July 6, 2015 - 9:50 am
  • 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
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accident A two-vehicle accident involving a 16-year-old Spring Valley girl and Kendall L. Moreno, 21 ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia Reece D. Bird, 20, of Princeton was charged with unlawful ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia Jeremy Jessen, 28, of Peru was charged with driving ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Possession of cannabisEmil Harkowski, 25, of Hanover Park was charged with possession of drug paraph ...
    July 7, 2015 - 1:52 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
  • 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 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. I know it was a busy weekend in and around Bureau County. As the fireworks lit up the sky, I hope we all r ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • ‘Gay marriage is yet another immoral decision’

    On Monday, June 29, my office was contacted by the BCR in order to solicit from me a response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay-marriag ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:19 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
  • 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
  • Economic contribution study says ag is critical to Illinois' well-being

    BLOOMINGTON — A new study of agriculture in Illinois shows agriculture is a critical component of Illinois' overall economic well-being, contributing ...
    July 7, 2015 - 5:13 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 7, 2015 - 5:13 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
  • Community Notes

    Municipal band concertSPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Municipal Band will present a concert at 7:3 ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Tuesday, July 7, to Jeff Hunt. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Princeton Rotary Club awards scholarships

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Rotary Club awarded Alison Van Den Bussche and Drew Pranka with the 2015 Swan-Eickmeier scholarships.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Lincoln honors third-grade award winners

    Lincoln Elementary School awarded students certificates who demonstrated citizenship throughout the entire year. Third-grade students who demonstrated ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Lincoln honors fourth-grade award winners

    Lincoln Elementary School awarded students certificates who demonstrated citizenship throughout the entire year. Fourth-grade students who demonstrate ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Thank you everyone

    Hospice of the Rock River Valley, a United Way Agency, thanks everyone who participated in the 13th annual Hospice of the Rock River Valley (HRRV) Gol ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Wyanet Summer Festival Little Miss contestants

    Little Miss contestants for the 2015 Wyanet Summer Festival are Emily Newman (from left), Kyra Novak, Isabella Bauer, Caydence Jacobs, Katrina Wahl, J ...
    July 7, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • 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

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