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  • On the road again with Gelnett

    PRINCETON — Buda native Lee Gelnett, 65, has spent the last 20 or so days riding his bicycle from his current residence in Indiana, Pa., to ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • What’s up, Doc?

    A couple of Sundays ago, I had it uncomfortably brought to my attention that I just might undoubtedly be the worst father in the world. I ne ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • The heat is on

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigresses put the heat on St. Bede Thursday night at Prouty Gym.On the court, the Tigresses throttled the Lady Bru ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • Five up, five down for Tigresses

    PRINCETON — It was five up and five down for the Princeton Tigresses tennis team Thursday, Sept. 3, at the PHS tennis courts.The Tigresses o ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Reidner, Tigresses trip Rockridge

    Audra Reidner shot a career low 45 Wednesday to lead host Princeton to a 208-211 win over Rockridge. Arraia Hicks came in at 48, Brooke Hier ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Chapel Hill champ

    Nancy DeBord (left) was the club champion for 2015 at Chapel Hill Golf Course. Linda Winkelman and Patsy DeFauw tied for second. Kathy Lanha ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:09 pm
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  • LaMoille’s state of the union

    LAMOILLE — The LaMoille School District’s strategic planning presentation Thursday, Sept. 3, provided a look into how the district plans to improve, a ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Remembering the veterans of the War of 1812

    A memorial ceremony was held in honor of five veterans of the War of 1812 at Wyanet’s Forest Hill Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 4. Members of the Wyanet a ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Wilhelm and Bohms: Finders keepers

    PRINCETON — It only took one clue and 18 hours and 50 minutes of search time for Heartland Bank and Trust Co.’s medallion to be found.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • A trail of tranquility

    PRINCETON — On a stroll down an old back country path, there are two routes from which to choose. An onlooker could see only the weeds and broken bran ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • On the road again with Gelnett

    PRINCETON — Buda native Lee Gelnett, 65, has spent the last 20 or so days riding his bicycle from his current residence in Indiana, Pa., to Kewanee.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • I want to pump you up

    SPRING VALLEY — Board members at the Spring Valley City Council meeting discussed extensively how to handle the situation with their wells Monday, Aug ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • SV city clerk announces Labor Day schedule

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Clerk Becky Hansen has announced her office will be closed Monday, Sept, 7, in observance of Labor Day.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • What do we do with Van Orin?

    LAMOILLE — The question of what the district might do with its Van Orin building was addressed at the LaMoille School District’s strategic planning pr ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Salsa making in Wyanet

    WYANET — Susan Glassman, nutrition and wellness educator for the University of Illinois Extension, will host a class on “Making Fresh Salsa” at 6:45 p ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Escaped convict still on the run

    PRINCETON — The active search for an escaped convict west of Princeton has been suspended for local authorities, said Princeton Police Chief Tom Root, ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • Five up, five down for Tigresses

    PRINCETON — It was five up and five down for the Princeton Tigresses tennis team Thursday, Sept. 3, at the PHS tennis courts.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • The heat is on

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigresses put the heat on St. Bede Thursday night at Prouty Gym.On the cou ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • Hall wins first TRAC match

    The Hall Lady Devils won their first conference win of the season Thursday, Sept. 3, defeating Rockridge 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 at the new Red Devil gymn ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Reidner, Tigresses trip Rockridge

    Audra Reidner shot a career low 45 Wednesday to lead host Princeton to a 208-211 win over Rockridge. Arraia Hicks came in at 48, Brooke Hieronymus at ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Chapel Hill champ

    Nancy DeBord (left) was the club champion for 2015 at Chapel Hill Golf Course. Linda Winkelman and Patsy DeFauw tied for second. Kathy Lanham was the ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Changes not quite enough for Storm

    MANLIUS – After dropping its first two matches to Annawan and Newman to start its 2015 campaign, the Bureau Valley Storm made adjustments to its lineu ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Tigers feel Warriors’ flurry

    PRINCETON —Those excitable soccer announcers would have had a fun filled night calling the shots and “Goaaals” by Tony Diaz and the Sterling Golden Wa ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 10:42 am
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    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Bruins ready for anything Storm will throw at them

    A year ago, Drake Davis had a coming-out party for Bureau Valley in Week 2 against St. Bede. Then a freshman, Davis took over at quarterback and threw ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • All Moreno, all the time

    The DePue soccer team outmanned the LaSalle-Peru Cavs Monday and all it took was one man, David Moreno.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Rudy Meusel

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — Rudy A. Meusel, 77, of Hollowayville went to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in his home.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Nora Doty

    SHEFFIELD — Nora T. Doty, 29, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Wednesday, July 16, 2015, while visiting San Diego.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • C. Ann Whitney

    SALINA, Kan. — Charlotte Ann Whitney, 88, Salina, Kan., formerly of Princeton, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • John Mitchell

    TAMPICO — John A. Mitchell, 99, of Rock Falls, formerly of Tampico, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. V ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Russell Chasteen

    SHEFFIELD — Russell L. Chasteen, 78, of Sheffield died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 10:02 am
  • Ellen Eiten

    LADD — Ellen M. Eiten, 90, of Ladd died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 7:14 pm
  • John Mitchell

    TAMPICO — John A. Mitchell, 99, formerly of Tampico, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at his home in Rock Falls.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Georgia Welsh

    OTTAWA — Georgia L. Welsh, 80, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Pleasant View. Geor ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Gladys Rombout

    MANLIUS — Gladys Rombout, 97, of the rural Manlius area died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Country Comfort Retirement Home in Princeton.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Merrill Underwood

    PRINCETON — Merrill T. Underwood, 83, of Princeton passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    A vehicle driven by Kristian M. Graves, 25, of Cedar Point struck a coyote on Interstate 180 southb ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsGlenn W. Dancey, 70, of Sterling left the roadway and struck a cable box on South Main Stre ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsA one-vehicle accident involving Rakhimdzhon Yakubov, 27, of Denver, Colo., occurred on Int ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftJane A. Miller, 62, of Dover was charged with theft of mislaid property in the 00 block of West ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA one-vehicle accident involving Apollo Zamudio, 26, of Spring Valley occurred on Route 89 n ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Battery Joseph R. Knowles, 34, of Princeton was charged with battery in the 400 block of South Gosse ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Erica Y. Kirichkow 34, of Beloit, Wis., was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Miguel A. Bueno, 38, of Spring Valley struck a vehicle owned by Florivel Castanedo, 23, of Spring Valley on Devlin Street near Spa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestMichael L. Birkey, 34, of Princeton was charged with trespass to railroad property, criminal d ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accidents A vehicle driven by George Roach, 51, of Normal struck a parked vehicle owned by Michele A ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • ‘All Dogs Go to Kevin’

    Your dog knows all the basic commands.He can SPEAK, indoor voice and outdoor voice. He’s got SIT all ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Words from the wise ... guy

    Skirting the perimeter of the immaculately manicured property, I stole occasional sideways glances ... peering under the festively decorated circus-li ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    By this time, the 160th Bureau County Fair is just a memory. I hope you were able to go to this time-tested tradition. Hopefully you took the family o ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Dedication revisited

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the dedication of clergy in leading their fellowship in the way of their God.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • No free in freedom

    The 91st Division was the first unit of either IV Corps or Fifth Army to reach the Arno River and control the high ground to the south. The 363rd Infa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time to don our time travel suits for another adventure into “Headlines from the past.”BCR Sept ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Be a lifelong student

    Nothing inspired me more when I was younger than the promise of a new school year. It was a fresh start, that exciting feeling that anything could hap ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Food Court 8-27

    I think probably everybody has a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Here are some recipes that all use that size of pan, and the best part of it is they are all ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • The Glad Game

    As I have written about before here, summertime always reminds me of lying under a tree in my front yard with a book in my hand, trying to keep cool a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Like a streak of ...

    Meteor showers perturb me.Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four nig ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Billhorn Farms joins American Angus Association

    LAMOILLE — Billhorn Farms of LaMoille is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to Richard Wilson, interim CEO of the national bree ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • NRCS has online conservation assistance

    PRINCETON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new online option, Conservation Client Gateway, allows individual landowners and land users the secur ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

    JEFFERSON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival will be Sept. 11-13 at Jefferson Fair Park in Jefferson, Wis.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Illinois State Fair 4-H results

    The 4-H year ended with members taking their projects to the Illinois State Fair. The following youth were selected as Bureau County 4-H delegates in ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Breakfast seminar set for Sept. 9

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development (IVAC) will hold its business breakfast seminar at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, S ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • America’s Farmers to award $3.3 million

    America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Announcing IFB’s 100th anniversary

    BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert Jr. will hold a press conference announcing activities surrounding IFB’s 100th anni ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Emergency responders trained for ag rescue

    Agriculture is the most dangerous industry. Each year unnecessary deaths and injuries affect farmers and their families, farm employees and rescuers. ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Students attend career in ag program

    Fourteen students, ranging from Grades 6-8, from Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties attended the University of Illinois Extension’s Growing ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Bureau County 4-H Fair announces livestock winners

    The 2015 Bureau County 4-H Fair has announce the livestock award winners.Beef Bucket Calf Costume Cl ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Community Notes

    Lipid profile, glucose screeningSPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital will offer a lipid profile a ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Widmark series returns

    PRINCETON – After taking a summer hiatus, the Widmark Wednesday film series returns to the Princeton Public Library, 698 E. Peru St., at 6:30 p.m. Wed ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6, to Brandon and Allison Behrens. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Excursion planned to see Peter and the Starcatcher at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook

    PRINCETON — The Learning Stage Committee of the Princeton Theatre Group is organizing an excursion to Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook to see the Broad ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Gelsominos to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Vince Gelsomino of Princeton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration dinner in Joliet.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 10

    PERU — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzhei ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Community Notes

    Shred DayMANLIUS — A Shred Day, provided by the Manlius Banking Center, will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Mo ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Developmental check-ups planned

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School District 115 Early Beginnings Parents as Teachers 0-3 Program will offer developmental check-ups and paren ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Friday, Sept. 4, to Rex and Ann Lasson. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Spaghetti supper

    PRINCETON — St. Matthews Saintly Spaghetti Supper will be Saturday, Sept. 26, with the proceeds to benefit Princeton Buddy Bags. This supper is from 4 ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:07 pm