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  • Celebrating cancer survivors

    Area residents show up Tuesday evening at the LaMoille Fire Station to show their support for cancer survivors represented by a pink fire truck travel ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • County makes wind farm decision

    PRINCETON — After several months of consideration, the Bureau County Board has made its decision on how to handle decommissioning funds for the Big Sk ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Sewer problems continue in Wyanet

    WYANET — Wyanet resident Jean Fox is concerned about sewer backup in several basements on North Street, including hers, during recent storms.
    July 9, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Zydeco wows crowd in Princeton

    Zydeco music artist Terrance Simien and his Zydeco Experience Band perform Sunday afternoon in a downtown street party in Princeton, while party-goers ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Share Your History

    WYANET — On Sunday, July 20, representatives of the Bureau County Historical Society (BCHS) will be at the Wyanet Historical Society, 320 E. Second St ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • ‘The soul of our community’

    The historian Howard Zinn, author of the “People’s History of the United States.” once wrote: “History cannot provide confirmation that something bett ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Business owner expresses concerns about SV’s LED sign ordinance

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley business owner John French, accompanied with his attorney Julie Ajster, both spoke at the Spring Valley City Council mee ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Delinquent properties to be sold

    PRINCETON — Bureau County, as trustee, has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2010 and prior real e ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • A perfect day for a swim

    Area youngsters take a recent plunge at the Alexander Park outdoor swimming pool in Princeton. In spite of the summer’s occasional cooler temperatures ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Tiskilwa names Citizen of Year

    TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Village Board voted 3-1 to name Dave Forristall as Citizen of the Year at its meeting Tuesday night.
    July 9, 2014 - 3:38 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
  • Team of the week

    The Illinois Valley Scene visited with the Bureau Valley Lightning B League team and asked them about a few of their favorites. Here are their replie ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • What's Happening

    Running Olds-Bohm 5K WYANET — The Nancy Jo Olds-Bohm 5K Fun Run, 1-Mile Memory Walk and Kids’ Fun Ru ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Princeton Futbol Club honors Garvin

    PRINCETON — On Sunday, the Princeton Futbol Club paid their final respects to their teammate, Kurt Garvin, during the first annual Kurt Garvin Memoria ...
    July 7, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • A Super(market) swing

    Isabel Verucchi swings away for Spring Valley Supermarket in recent Instructional League play at Savitch Park. District 20 tournament play is getting ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Gateway 5K scheduled for Aug. 30

    PRINCETON — Gateway Services will hold its first Gateway 5K on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m., starting at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. This 5K is for ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    Pancake breakfast LAMOILLE — The LaMoille Athletic Boosters will be hosting an all you can eat panca ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:24 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
  • Robert Hurdis

    PRINCETON — Robert A. Hurdis, 73, of Princeton passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 7, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Ruth Edlefson

    PRINCETON — Ruth V. Edlefson, 89, of Princeton passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Greenfield in Princeton.
    July 7, 2014 - 3:35 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 9, 2014 - 2:46 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
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic batteryDejoin D. Clark, 29, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the 200 block ...
    June 20, 2014 - 2:36 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
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This if the first in a series of columns by Barb Kromphardt.So despite staying up all ...
    June 23, 2014 - 3:04 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
  • CGH Emergency Department has new entrance

    STERLING – Phase 1 of the construction, expansion and renovation of CGH Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) is now complete and 13 of the 24 ne ...
    July 9, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Spring Valley City Bank honored

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Bank has once again earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s ...
    July 9, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • IFDA honors Lundquist

    LAMOILLE — The Illinois Funeral Directors Association honored Newton Lundquist of LaMoille as a 50-year licensee of funeral service at its convention ...
    July 9, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • PMH has new emergency medicine physician

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton is pleased to announce the addition of Othman A. Jibril, DO, emergency medicine physician, to the hos ...
    July 9, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • TCOC elects officers

    ROCK FALLS — Officers of the Tri-County Opportunities Council's Community Action Agency were elected at the council's annual meeting on June 24.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Northern Illinois Agronomy Agronomy Day is July 10

    HENRY — The Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center will be hosting its summer Agronomy Day on July 10 in Shabbona. Transportation will be provided ...
    July 4, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Students, leader attend conference

    PERU — Four youth and their adult leader, Fr. Ronald Margherio, O.S.B., from St. Bede Academy in Peru attended the One Bread, One Cup Summer Liturgica ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Community Notes

    Chainsaw artist at WyanetWYANET — Chainsaw artist Dan Harding of Decatur will once again be at the W ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Presentation, book signing set for Wednesday in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — A presentation and book signing will be Wednesday in the community room at the Spring Valley City Hall.
    July 9, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • ALA elects officers

    PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton recently conducted its annual election of officers.
    July 9, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary today, Thursday, to Steve and Carla Bouslog. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    July 9, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church has VBS

    MANLIUS — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Manlius, will hold a vacation Bible school, Splash in God’s Word, from 9 to 11:15 a. ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Women at our BEST meeting

    OGLESBY — Women at our BEST (building, encouraging, strengthening and teaching) will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 19 at the Oglesby Union C ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Princeton Bible Church marks 50th anniversary

    PRINCETON — Princeton Bible Church will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend.The church’ ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Yard sale

    MANLIUS — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Manlius, will hold a Lutheran Youth Organization yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • St. John Lutheran to hold vacation Bible school

    PRINCETON — St. John Lutheran Church, located 8 miles east of Princeton on Route 6, will offer vacation Bible school, Jungle Safari, from 5:30 to 7:45 ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:17 pm

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