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  • IVCC Foundation bids farewell to two directors

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Foundation this week bid farewell to two directors and welcomed a pair of new leaders.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • JFK project winding down

    SPRING VALLEY — The John F. Kennedy School addition project is just weeks away from being completed.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Celebrating 20 years of helping animals in need

    PRINCETON — The Friends of Strays animal shelter is celebrating its 20th year of helping find homes for unwanted dogs and cats.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • The best contest ever!

    Brendon Neff puts his heart and soul ... and face into Thursday evening’s ice cream eating contest at the Tiskilwa Pow Wow festivities. Other events i ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Developing a healthy workplace

    PRINCETON — The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department is one of 32 organizations statewide to receive “Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation.”
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • U.S. Marshals Service: One of Crundwell loans repaid

    DIXON – A loan from former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell to Fire Chief Tim Shipman and his wife, Diane, has been repaid with interest, the U.S. Mar ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Master Farmer Harold Steele

    DOVER— “Yes, I would” is the firm answer you’ll get when asking Harold Steele if he would relive his life as a farmer, if given the chance. Not a hint ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Mingling motorcycles on Main

    Last weekend’s Mingle on Main event in Malden brought out several to enjoy the day-long event, including these motorcyclists who weren’t shy for the c ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Sitting pretty for the Pow Wow

    2013 Tiskilwa’s Lil’ Spurs Queen Hailey Musgrave (from left) joins Kambri Fisher, Jazzlyn DePauw, Jordan VandeVenter, Isabella Piccolo and Erah Goodal ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Tiskilwa Historical Society organizes visit to Backyard Train

    A recent visit to Bureau County’s Backyard Train, hosted by Laurence and Janet Johnson of Lake Arispie, delighted youngsters, oldsters and everyone in ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Rivals play in summer

    Bureau Valley and Princeton volleyball players compete in the summer league at Princeton High School on Thursday night. The Storm won in three straigh ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Down the Fairway

    Green River Country Club in Walnut will play host to the 56th annual Illinois Valley Women’s Golf Invitational on Sunday, Aug. 10.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Church league begins tournament

    PRINCETON — Action has begun in the 2014 Princeton Church League Fastpitch Tournament held at Westside Park.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • SVWC to run its own walleye tournament

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Walleye Club has decided to run its own Spring Classic Walleye Tournament.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • SBA’s Kilmartin to be grand marshal

    MENDOTA — Mike Kilmartin, currently the head boys basketball coach at St. Bede Academy, was named the grand marshal of the 2014 Sweet Corn Festival Pa ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • St. Bede Volleyball Camp Grades 4-6

    Campers from the St. Bede Lady Bruins Volleyball Camp from Grades 4-6 included (front row, left) Rylee McGunnigal, Deborah Daluga, Lainey Wamhoff, Pai ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • St. Bede Volleyball Camp Grades 7-9

    Campers from the St. Bede Lady Bruins Volleyball Camp from Grades 7-9 include (front row, left) Natalia Ortiz, Emma Pyszka, Olivia Quartucci, Jenna Pa ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    LaMoille, Ohio athletic code meetingLAMOILLE — A mandatory athletic code meeting will be held at 6 p ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Corwins have good year in sports

    SHEFFIELD — It’s hard to believe any sports family in Bureau County had a better year than the Corwins of Sheffield.
    July 31, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Schaefbauers win tennis classic titles

    PRINCETON — Sixty-one singles players took the courts during last weekend’s singles portion of the Tiger Tennis Classic. The doubles portion was held ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Robert Johnson

    PRINCETON — A celebration of life service for Robert Eugene Johnson, 82, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Princeton, who passed away Tuesday, June 24, 201 ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Robert Deisinger

    MUNDELEIN — Robert A. Deisinger, 85, of Mundelein since 1965 died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Libertyville.
    July 31, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Floyd King

    PRINCETON — Floyd William King, 91, of 25739 2400 North Ave., Princeton, died at 4:20 in the morning on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Spring Valley ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Catherine 'Kay' Anderson

    PRINCETON — Catherine “Kay” Anderson, 88, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Colonial Hall Care Center in Princeton.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:21 am
  • Catherine Anderson

    PRINCETON — Catherine “Kay” Anderson, 88, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Colonial Hall Care Center in Princeton.
    July 29, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Keith Rohrer

    AVON — Keith E. Rohrer, 67, of Avon passed away at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
    July 25, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Roy Eigsti

    SHELBYVILLE — Roy Eugene Eigsti, 81, of Shelbyville passed away at 8:03 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
    July 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Arlyn Cady

    PROPHETSTOWN — Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home. He was born ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Thomas Morris

    MANLUS — Thomas L. Morris, 50, of Manlius died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Tiskilwa. Tom was born N ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Kaecho Saechao

    PRINCETON — Kaecho Saechao, 100, of rural Princeton passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heritage Manor of LaSalle.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving under influenceRobert J. Levine, 24, of Casa Grande, Ariz., was charged with driving under t ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Princeton Police

    BatteryJazmine R. Delbridge, 18, of Princeton was charged with battery in the 100 block of East Peru ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Peru man dies in motorcycle crash

    SPRING VALLEY — A 34-year-old Peru man has died after his motorcycle struck a roadway sign post on the Spring Valley curves.
    July 28, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Public intoxication Amanda R. Rynkewicz, 22, of Oglesby was charged with city ordinance violations ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Princeton Police

    City ordinance violation Nicholas S. Decker, 18, of Princeton was charged with a violation of a city ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Ruben Madrigal, 20, of DePue was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 7:31 a.m. July 1 ...
    July 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Improper lane usageA 17-year-old boy of Buda was charged with improper lane usage after the passenge ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Michael A. Quaka, 65, of Varna and Brianna J. Atki ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Princeton Police

    BatteryJazmine R. Delbridge, 18, of Princeton was charged with battery in the 500 block of Park Aven ...
    July 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Betty A. Stocking, 67, of Wyanet and Eliza ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! We’ve sure had some lovely weather. I could deal with these temperatures for the rest of the summer! Warm days with a breeze — cool nights! Aaa ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Readin', writin' and CPR...

    On June 5 this year, Gov. Pat Quinn sent a law through that might have gone under the radar for most of us. I caught it, but it got shuffled to the ba ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • ‘Take an active role’

    Editor’s note: The following guest commentary exceeds the BCR’s 500-word limit for Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR will extend the same oppo ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Service line protection

    Recently, the Bureau County Republican published an article, “Buyer beware: Spring Valley asks residents to be cautious,” regarding mailings local res ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • ‘A big difference’

    Ken Schroeder’s July 15 commentary “In this case ...” contains an inaccuracy. He writes that “Hobby Lobby, a for-profit entity, objected to providing ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Treat them with honor and respect

    This is an open appeal to the Homestead Festival Parade committee. As Homestead Festival time looms ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It looks like most of the corn that was downed during the storm a few weeks ago has recovered well. I guess Mother Natures takes and gives ... Glad to ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 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
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Sunday to Ron Arnold. Hope you have a great day! From all your family and friends.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Community Notes

    MeetingWYANET — The Wyanet Historical Society will have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • First seven entries are announced in this year’s PJWC baby contest

    PRINCETON — The first seven entries in this year’s Princeton Junior Woman’s Club baby contest have been received.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Avelar-Chasco

    Amber Avelar, formerly of Walnut, and Patrick Chasco of Springfield are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of S ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Kunkels will note 60th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kunkel of 319 Hennepin St., Granville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church i ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Groves will note 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Grove of 420 Jennings Drive, Morris, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Open house registration night

    PRINCETON — Just For Kix will hold a fall open house/registration night from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Princeton Arts Academy. Dancers of any age (p ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Depue Unit Schools registration

    DEPUE — DePue Unit Schools will hold its registration from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in the school gym. This will be for all students who will be in pre ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • LaMoille Community Schools registration

    LAMOILLE — LaMoille Community Schools will begin the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 15 with a full day of school. Registration will be held from 2 to 7 p ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Lecture and trunk show set for Aug. 13

    PRINCETON — A lecture and trunk show will be given from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Prairie Arts Center by Wanda Stenzel, longtime Princeton residen ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:44 pm

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