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  • A gingerbread dream house come true

    Visions of sugarplums ... and gingerbread houses have always danced in Karen Henrikson’s head.“I’ve always wanted to make a gingerbread hous ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Princeton Redi-Mix honors Woolley

    More than 20 Redi-Mix trucks followed the funeral procession late Monday morning, as John Woolley of Princeton was laid to rest in Prairie R ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • GFWC gives 'Smile Bags'

    Photo contributedGFWC gives ‘Smile Bags’GFWC Woman’s Club members Carol Brown, Jo Kloster, Lou Brown and Clara Pease present “Smile Bags” to ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Scott Bickett makes toy donation to Mooseheart

    PRINCETON — Scott Bickett, Princeton Moose Lodge member and founder of the Princeton Lions Illinois Valley Toy Run, has donated a large port ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Anthony Padgett completes training

    SPRING VALLEY — Anthony Padgett, a sophomore in the Illinois Central College Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Program, is completing eigh ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Logan presents Citizenship Awards

    PRINCETON — Logan Junior High School presented Citizenship Awards for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year.Citizenship ideals at Log ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:25 pm
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  • Santa shares his secrets

    With only two days left until Christmas, Santa Claus is busy making final preparations before his long ride around the world Wednesday night.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but will it be white?After a back and forth guessing ga ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • 20/20 Vision for Illinois schools

    School boards around the county are now being introduced to a new statewide education plan — Illinois Vision 20/20.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • A gingerbread dream house come true

    Visions of sugarplums ... and gingerbread houses have always danced in Karen Henrikson’s head.“I’ve ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Community band presents holiday concert

    The Princeton Community Band plays a selection during its holiday concert Sunday afternoon. The band, under the direction of guest conductor Brandon S ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Flying Tigers soar into board meeting

    PRINCETON — At Wednesday night’s school board meeting Princeton High School’s (PHS) Flying Tigers Technology Club presented their national prize winni ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • An old-fashioned Christmas Carol Sing

    If you were in the mood for Christmas carols, the First Lutheran Church in Princeton was the place to be Sunday afternoon, as the church hosted its an ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Princeton Redi-Mix honors Woolley

    More than 20 Redi-Mix trucks followed the funeral procession late Monday morning, as John Woolley of Princeton was laid to rest in Prairie Repose Ceme ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • ISP to conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols

    The Illinois State Police District 17 will conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols (NITE) in LaSalle County during the month of January, according to Ca ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Ladd clerk’s office will be closed

    LADD — The Ladd Village Clerk’s office will be closed for the Christmas holiday Wednesday through Saturday. Trash and recycling will be collected on S ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Slow start at St. Bede

    PERU — The Lady Bruins Christmas Classic kicked off Saturday with the LaMoille-Ohio Lady Lions and St. Bede Academy Lady Bruins each starting 0-2 as t ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Pirates find their treasure at Princeton

    PRINCETON — The Ottawa Pirates took the first possession of the game and splashed home a trey to set the tone for the entire night in a 70-51 defeat o ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Lions come up short to Hiawatha

    LAMOILLE — Maybe just a little better start on offense, one less turnover, one more free throw, basket, or three-pointer converted, here or there – an ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Hall/PC trips Marquette

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County/Hall wrestling team had a close win Friday night over Ottawa Marquette on its home mat to try to erase the memory of a l ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • IHSA Archives provides March Madness in December

    The IHSA Archives project is serving up an early treat for high school basketball fans this holiday season. On Sunday, Dec. 21, the Illinois High Scho ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Morrison wins by one against BV

    MANLIUS — A late Storm surge by Bureau Valley wasn’t enough to stave off Morrison senior guard Lakin Goodman and the rest of the team as Morrison outl ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • LaMoille/Ohio edges Annawan in overtime

    OHIO — A boys varsity basketball matchup between two very evenly-matched teams Thursday night, needed an overtime session to decide the winner, as the ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • St. Louis boys

    The Princeton St. Louis School boys' basketball team finished second place in the Prairie Conference tournament.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • PHS to host Junior Tigresses camp

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School girls’ basketball program will once again host its Winter Junior Basketball Camp for the 2014-15 season.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Lady Bruins Classic tips off Saturday

    The Lady Bruins’ Christmas Classic will come in a condensed package at St. Bede this holiday season.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Sylvia Schmarje

    STERLING — Sylvia A. Schmarje, 91, of Sterling died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at her home. She was bo ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Shirley Smith

    PRINCETON — Shirley Lee Smith, 78, of Princeton passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 2014, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center in Princet ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • John Woolley

    PRINCETON — John (Jack) Woolley, 74, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. He passed away after a ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Debra Reinbeck

    SHEFFIELD — Surrounded by children and loved ones, Debra Ann Reinbeck, 45, of Sheffield died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at her home.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • James Lord Jr.

    LAMOILLE — James Lord Jr., 90, of LaMoille died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Manor Court, Princeton.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Mervin Smith

    PRINCETON — Mervin K. Smith, 91, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Peter Francisco Sr.

    SPRING VALLEY — Peter Francisco Sr., 84, of 209 W. Fourth St., Spring Valley, died at 6:04 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Cent ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Mary Lunn

    PRINCETON — Mary "Beth" Elizabeth Lunn passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Manor Court of Princeton.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • John Brown

    MONTGOMERY — John Wesley Brown, 74, of Montgomery passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Countryside Care Center in Aurora.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Esther Dodge

    NAPERVILLE — Esther R. Dodge, 90, of Naperville, formerly of Peoria, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at her home.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Princeton Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Mason K. McCance, 20, of Princeton and Dickie Har ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Princeton Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Tanner M. Galetti, 23, of Malden and Michael W. Cl ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Warrant Dionte M. Walton, 22, of Chicago was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Henry County ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUIRicky Anderson Jr., 25, of Chicago was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 39 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Ryan J. Markham, 31, of Princeton and Cheryl R. S ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Princeton Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Christina A. Wahl-Levitt, 51, of Mediapolis, Iowa ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers James R.M. Hall, 18, of Spring Valley and Jessica ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal consumption of alcohol Olivia G. Tanner, 18, of Princeton and Corey J. Beecher, 18, of Princ ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Accident A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Branson C. Hult, 28, of Princeton and Sheena R. J ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrests Michael J. Goodrum, 39, of Rock Island was picked up at the Spring Valley Police Sta ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s Christmas week! Why it seems as if we were just carving our Thanksgiving turkey, doesn’t it? The past four weeks have come and gone quickly. I wi ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • My lucky day!

    After placing my wife in a nursing home, I decided I didn’t need a six-room house and garage. So I contacted a realtor and put it on the market: Meanw ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    The Great Lakes have a big influence on the climate of the surrounding landscape, acting like a giant heat sink, moderating the temperatures of the su ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • My life as a prankster ... I mean writer

    As I get settled into the new office setting, I find my tastes seem to be changing. Suddenly I am relating to people and things in different ways ... ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Thanks for maintaining the tradition

    Bureau County can be proud of maintaining the fall tradition of the Homestead Festival. It takes many volunteers to make this weekend a success. We wo ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I was out and about in Bureau County this weekend, and it’s safe to say, there was a buzz of holiday happenings and shopping going on around the count ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • The 12 days of bankruptcy

    I was determined. This was the year I'd do it.You've heard the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” befor ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Holding on to Christmas magic

    I had a great childhood, filled with wonderful people and experiences, and the memories I have of those days are among my most precious. Some of my mo ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! Everywhere you look there’s another Christmas event in Bureau County. From school events, church activities, municipal celebrations ... We are so ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • Looking back, looking inward, looking ahead

    This is the season of giving. The season where we look outside ourselves for a way to show peace, happiness, joy and a spirit of helpfulness to our ne ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • A calf (or calves) is born

    With Christmas coming that means more than just presents around the farm.This is the time of year we ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • First Farm Credit Services offers scholarships

    NORMAL — First Farm Credit Services is offering 24, $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to further their education in an agriculture ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Extension office looking for Master Gardeners

    HENRY — The University of Illinois Extension’s Master Gardener Training Program for 2015 is looking for potential master gardeners.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Gustafson Ace Hardware to change ownership

    PRINCETON — Gustafson Ace Hardware, which started in 1956 in Princeton, will have new ownership as of Jan. 1, 2015.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Illinois Farm Bureau members set policy, accept awards

    The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is home to a wealth of fond and familiar traditions, first and foremost being the promotion and support of agricultural ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • IVFL elects officers, trustees

    Illinois Valley Federation of Labor recently held elections for officers and trustees at its monthly meeting.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Students see chemistry in action

    Carus Corporation’s annual National Chemistry Week tour hit 16 area schools this year, bringing science demonstrations to more than 2,000 students.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Linda Litherland retires from PMH

    Linda Litherland Company: Perry Memorial Hospital. Number of years of service: 42 years. List of res ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:09 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 ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • PHS FFA attends agronomy contest

    Princeton High School FFA members (front row, from left) Aaron Sears, Hailey Hilmes, Malena Wheeler, McKenzie Cain, Kailee Piacenti and Shelby Schaudt ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • GFWC gives 'Smile Bags'

    Photo contributedGFWC gives ‘Smile Bags’GFWC Woman’s Club members Carol Brown, Jo Kloster, Lou Brown ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Scott Bickett makes toy donation to Mooseheart

    PRINCETON — Scott Bickett, Princeton Moose Lodge member and founder of the Princeton Lions Illinois Valley Toy Run, has donated a large portion of toy ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Community Notes

    Garage salePRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group is now accepting donations for its winter garage ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday today, Tuesday, to Elaine Livey. From Elaine Snow. ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Gillfillan inducted as Illinois Library Luminary

    CHICAGO — Nancy Gillfillan, retired director of the Fondulac District Library, was named an Illinois Library Luminary by the Illinois Library Associat ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Anthony Padgett completes training

    SPRING VALLEY — Anthony Padgett, a sophomore in the Illinois Central College Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Program, is completing eight weeks of ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Honoring the honorable ...

    As my wife (Kathleen) and I are nearing the completion of our move from the farm, farm life and the farming occupation, I would like to recognize a fe ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • Logan presents Citizenship Awards

    PRINCETON — Logan Junior High School presented Citizenship Awards for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Athletes make gingerbread houses

    On Dec. 1, Ann and Mark Weisbrod from MarkAllen’s American Kitchen invited 12 Special Olympic athletes to participate in the making of gingerbread hou ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Martinez enrolls at Educators of Beauty

    LASALLE — Alex A. Martinez of DePue has enrolled at the Educators of Beauty in LaSalle, where he will study all phases of cosmetology training. After ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:23 pm

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