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  • First Person (Jack Boroski)

    City: Spring Valley. Where did you grow up: Spring Valley. Family: Wife: Patricia; sons, Michael (Stephanie) Boroski and Justin (Elyse) Boro ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • St. Margaret’s Health receives United Way honor

    SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Health received the United Way Platinum Heart Award. This award recognizes a firm or organization’s deep comm ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Photos from you — Ed Herrmann

    Ed Herrmann of Spring Valley submitted these photos of spring flowers beginning to bloom. ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Jamison opens barber shop in Neponset

    NEPONSET — A former barber shop in Neponset has come back to life.Tammy Jamison is owner and operator of Tammy’s Barber Shop in downtown Nep ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Special edition rifle

    David Martin of Mendota and Teri Kramer of Kramer’s Guns and Supplies of rural Ladd hold a special LaSalle County historical edition rifle d ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • BV girls claim top honors

    SPRING VALLEY — The Bureau Valley girls track and field team held up their end of the meet at Saturday’s Rollie Morris Invite at Hall School ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:16 pm
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  • First Person (Jack Boroski)

    City: Spring Valley. Where did you grow up: Spring Valley. Family: Wife: Patricia; sons, Michael (St ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Food service course offered

    SPRING VALLEY — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered at St. Margaret’s Hospital, 600 E. First St., Spring Valley, on ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Photos from you — Ed Herrmann

    Ed Herrmann of Spring Valley submitted these photos of spring flowers beginning to bloom. ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • CPASA: Get rid of old medicines

    PRINCETON — It’s time again for residents in Bureau and Putnam counties, as well as people across the country, to clear their homes of unwanted and ex ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Egg-cellent treats for all!

    Candies of all shapes and sizes for children of all ages were scattered throughout the lawns of Bureau County this past weekend, and excited children’ ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Friends ready for annual book sale

    PRINCETON — The Friends of the Princeton Public Library are revving up for its 30th annual April used book sale, beginning this Thursday.
    April 21, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Parties choose officers

    The Bureau County political party central committees have elected new officers.The Republican Centra ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Out&About

    Images from the 2014 area Easter egg hunts ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Crundwell: No more appeals

    DIXON — Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell will not appeal to have her prison sentence reduced.
    April 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • New Medicaid rules in 2014

    PRINCETON — While the deadline to enroll in a marketplace insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act ended March 31, in-person counselors are still ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Senior Spotlight

    Name: Kelly SierensNickname: “Kell.”School: Bureau Valley.Date/place of birth: July 13, 1996, Prince ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Rollie Morris Invite champs

    The Bureau Valley High School girls track and field team won the Rollie Morris Invite at Hall High School Saturday. They also teamed with the BV boys ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • PHS boys' track

    Team members for 2014 Princeton boys track are (front row, from left) Brent Loftus, Alec Warren, Trevor Bickett, Dominick Biggs, Alex Biggs and Lucus ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • PHS JV girls' soccer

    Team members for 2014 Princeton JV soccer are (front row, from left) Malena Wheeler, Natalie Vujanov, Arraia Hicks, Mary Sims, Angelica Jones and Alex ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • PHS F/S baseball

    Team members for 2014 PHS F/S baseball are (front row, from left) Kyle Odell, Drew Carpenter, Levi Bates, Skye Behrends, Vincent Vergamini, Alex Heato ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • PHS varsity baseball

    Team members for 2014 Princeton varsity baseball are (front row, from left) Isaiah Taylor, J.J. Vaccaro and Caleb Dickens; (second row), Jacob Reinhar ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • PHS tennis

    Team members for 2014 Princeton tennis are (front row, from left) Luke Schultz, Elliott Beetz, Hunter Rodda, Josh Wray, Jacob Gleason and Clayton Zele ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • PHS F/S softball

    Team members for 2014 Princeton F/S softball are (front row, from left) Sarah Ray, Hailey Schultz, Elysia King and Lexee Camp; (second row) Anna Allen ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • PHS varsity softball

    Team members for 2014 Princeton varsity softball are (front row, from left) Elizabeth Hendrix, Danielle Hughes, Abby Jaques, Rachel Lawson and Lindsy ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • PHS varsity girls’ soccer

    Team members for 2014 PHS varsity soccer are (front row, from left) Malena Wheeler, Ellise Piper, Eliza Young, Lindsay Hartwig, Kelly Schmidt, Sarah M ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Donald Burrell

    MESQUITE, Texas — Donald Albert Burrell of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Princeton, died peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Evelyn Smoode

    SPRING VALLEY — Evelyn H. Smoode, 74, of Spring Valley passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home after a battle with cancer.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Joan Beatty

    PHOENIX — Joan T. Beatty, 88, formerly of LaMoille, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Park Regency Senior Living.
    April 21, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Lyle Wolf

    PRINCETON — Lyle Henry Wolf, 88, of Princeton passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Patricia Lee

    PRINCETON — Patricia G. Lee, 64, of Princeton, formerly of St. Charles, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peo ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Lucille Kowal

    PRINCETON — Lucille "Lucy" Kowal, 90, of 1000 Sunshine Drive, Princeton, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Donald Stoner

    PRINCETON — Donald Stephen Stoner, 65, of Princeton passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Gary Mulally

    WASHINGTON, Ill. — Gary Mulally, 76, of Washington, Ill., died at 9:18 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.
    April 21, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Elizabeth Aldrich

    MELLEN, Wis. — Elizabeth "Bette" Aldrich, 98, formerly of Princeton, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Mellen Manor Nursing Home in Mellen, W ...
    April 21, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Elsie Merrill

    WALNUT — Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Princeton Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle collision involving Alice J. Starker, 79, of Princeton and Gina M. Bassetti, ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentAn accident involving Sarah J. Munson, 38, of Spring Valley and Gabriela Serratos, 27, of Sp ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Contributing to delinquency of a minorKenneth Hancock, 55, of Spring Valley was charged with contrib ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductA 13-year-old Princeton male was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a p ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Jerry L. Greening, 28, of Spring Valley turned himself in at the Spring Valley Police Department at 6:55 p.m. April 16 on a LaSalle County warrant for ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsBeatrice B. Malembe, 34, of Beardstown was traveling at 10:09 p.m. April 5 on Route 29 ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Terry L. Maltas, 63, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 6 near Oak Street at 7:33 p.m. April 3.
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stopsFollowing a traffic stop, Jacob J. West, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with driving ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Thomas W. Fox, 62, of Princeton and Michael D. G ...
    April 14, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Croissant enters guilty plea

    PRINCETON — A Spring Valley woman has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of theft.
    April 7, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Oh ... now I get it!

    Last June I wrote to this opinion column concerning a letter and an action, which had been addressed to the churches in the city of Princeton regardin ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! Last week was such a busy week. First and foremost, many churches held services and Easter celebrations. I hope your personal Easter was blessed ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • All about the shoes?

    Back then, it was all about the shoes. The black patent leather ones were placed at the back of the closet, and the new shoe box sat patiently on the ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    OK, I wasn’t too excited about the colder temperatures and snow on Monday, however, it would be difficult to beat the gorgeous weather we had on Satur ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time again to pull out that dusty old shoe box full of black and white memories, my friends. Here we are with another edition of “Headlines from ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • At a loss for words

    As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, my backyard looks like a rabbit rodeo is going on — hopping, racing, jumping — the antics are fun to watch. Robins are frequently visiting the b ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • What could go wrong?

    As I watch the Obamacare saga unfold, it brings another revolutionary idea to mind. The time has com ...
    April 2, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Jamison opens barber shop in Neponset

    NEPONSET — A former barber shop in Neponset has come back to life.Tammy Jamison is owner and operato ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • IVCC hosts manufacturing information session

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College will host an advanced manufacturing information session from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in Room CTC 1 ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Special edition rifle

    David Martin of Mendota and Teri Kramer of Kramer’s Guns and Supplies of rural Ladd hold a special LaSalle County historical edition rifle designed by ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Princeton Electric earns safety award

    PRINCETON — The city of Princeton Electric Department has earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe op ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Hygienic Institute’s centennial open house planned Sunday

    LASALLE — The Hygienic Institute Community Health Center will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sund ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Plant 2014: Make it a successful one

    With the long-term weather forecast looking promising, we might be eager to head out to the fields and start planting, however, I would recommend the ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Nominees sought for Ag Service Award

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau, Bureau County Cattleman’s Association and supporters of Bureau County pork production are sponsoring the Agricultural S ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Soil moisture levels high across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN - Soil moisture levels in Illinois are high in the middle of April, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring ( ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Amia Boutique opens in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Christine Eimer has opened Amia Boutique inside Upscale Resale at 214 W. St. Paul St. in Spring Valley.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Princeton Electric wins national award

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Electric Department has received a national award for its reliability and customer service.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Friday to Harold Read. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Happy birthday on ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • St. Margaret’s Health receives United Way honor

    SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Health received the United Way Platinum Heart Award. This award recognizes a firm or organization’s deep commitment to ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Upcoming blood drives

    The American Red Cross has announced their upcoming blood drive schedule. There will be a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. May 1 at the First ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • HCCA plans Davenport trip

    The Heritage Corridor Community Associates will travel to Davenport on May 8 to visit the Figge Museum. Lunch will follow at the Bix Bistro at the Hot ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Community Notes

    Life Flight trainingDALZELL — The Dalzell Fire Department will host a Life Flight training class fro ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Bureau Valley announces preschool screenings

    MANLIUS — The preschool screening for upcoming 2014-15 school year for Bureau Valley North and Wyanet South Elementary will be from 8:10 a.m. to 2:30 ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Bradford Scholastic Bowl team places fourth

    The Bradford Junior High Scholastic Bowl team competed at the BVEC Scholastic Bowl tournament March 17 at Allen Junior High School. The team took four ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Princeton Buddy Bags plans inaugural car cruise

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Buddy Bags will hold its inaugural car cruise May 4 in Princeton High School’s north parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Single moms morning out

    PRINCETON — The People Church in Princeton will hold its single moms morning out event on May 3. Moms will be pampered, have breakfast and lunch, have ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Salad buffet

    VAN ORIN — The Van Orin Gospel Church women’s missionary aid will sponsor its annual mother-daughter salad buffet at 4 p.m. May 4 in the fellowship ha ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm

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