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  • Princeton boosters club addresses concerns with PHS Board

    PRINCETON — Princeton High School's head custodian has resigned, which appears to have solved one of the biggest issues the booster club had with the ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Celebrating 65 years of service in Sheffield

    The Sheffield Lions Club celebrated its 65 years of commitment and service to the community on Saturday, Sept. 24, in front of the Royal Super Mart on ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Small, but solid

    WYANET — Since 1866, the Wyanet Community Bible Church has been a fixture of the small community. The parish began with a list of 25 names, and while ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • Spring Valley gets $99,000 grant

    SPRING VALLEY — The city of Spring Valley recently received a $99,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • Spaghetti for Freedom House

    St. Matthews Lutheran Church Pastor Scott Schmidt (left) and Paul Schlindwein help prepare the spaghetti noodles for the Princeton church’s spaghetti ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • IVCC changes meeting date

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Board’s audit-finance committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, has been rescheduled to 5:30 ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • First Person (Annette Schnabel)

    Town: Timber Ridge Subdivision, Princeton. Family: Husband, Bill; children, Veronica (husband Matt) ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • Hip fractures

    A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The most common causes of hip fractures are falls or a direct blow to the si ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • The tale of the two towers

    MANLIUS — Two separate tours of Bureau Valley South in Buda have exposed a host of problems with the building, primarily with the school's east and we ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Dixon Quarter Mania set for Sept. 30

    DIXON — Dixon Quarter Mania announced the Friday, Sept. 30 event at the Dixon Elks Lodge will support the Morning Star Christian Pre-School. The doors ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Comets looking to make amends

    PRINCETON — Princeton handed Sterling Newman a rare shutout last year, leaving longtime Comets followers trying to remember the last time it even happ ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Tigers third at TRAC Meet

    STERLING – Princeton came in third place in the Three Rivers Conference boys golf tournament Tuesday at Emerald Hill.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • Leader of the TRAC Pack

    KEWANEE — Bureau Valley’s Haley Weidner earned the title of conference champion for her running accolades, while she also led her Storm team to a seco ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:34 pm
  • Lady Lions trip Lowpoint

    LaMoille/Ohio stepped out of Little Ten Conference to defeat Lowpoint/Washburn Monday 25-13, 25-21 at Washburn.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • Pigskin Prognosticators

    Kevin HieronymusBCR Sports EditorLast week: 8-2Season: 41-9Newman over PrincetonKewanee over HallSt. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 6)

    Newman (5-0, 1-0) atPrinceton (3-2, 2-0)Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bryant Field.BCR insider: The ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:25 pm
  • Happenings

    Oktoberfest 5KOTTAWA — The 2016 Ottawa First Oktoberfest 5K Beer Run/Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 1. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Mendota Ryder Cup

    Princeton (243) finished third in Saturday's Mendota Rydor Cup. Colby Robbins and Jake Farraher partnered to finish second overall with a 75, one behi ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • BV’s Weidner wins Boiler Invite

    Bureau Valley’s Haley Weidner won Saturday’s Kewanee Boiler Invite cross country meet by 10 seconds.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Storm take time to heal

    The Bureau Valley Storm were all ready to play last week with no place to play.Saturday’s scheduled ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Deborah Dewey

    LADD — Deborah Kay Dewey, 62, of Ladd was taken far too soon from her family and friends on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:27 pm
  • Eunice Thompson

    WALNUT — Eunice M. Thompson, 92, of Walnut died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Cheryl Moseley

    GEORGETOWN, Texas — Cheryl Faber Moseley, 58, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at home after a prolonged illness.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Eunice Thompson

    WALNUT — Eunice M. Thompson, 92, of Walnut died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Heritage Health in Walnut.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • Charlotte Clark King

    KEWANEE — Charlotte (Casteel) Clark King, 87, of Kewanee passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. She ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • Oneida Moreland

    PRINCETON — Oneida M. (Halford) Moreland, 91, of Princeton passed away at 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Colonial Hall Health Care and Rehabilitati ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • Donnie Christiansen

    KEWANEE — Donnie E. Christiansen, 76, of Kewanee, formerly of Princeton, died on Saturday, Sept, 24, 2016, at his home.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • James Thompsen

    PRINCETON — James Lee Thompsen, 83, of Princeton passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Margaret Christensen

    PRINCETON — Margaret E. Christiansen, 86, of Princeton passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in St. Margaret’s Health, Spring Valley.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Ernest Cook

    BUDA — Ernest Cook, 74, of Buda died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at his home. He was born ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • ISP to conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police (ISP), District 17, will conduct occupant restraint enforcement patrols (OREP) in LaSalle County during the month of O ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Criminal damage to property Faye D. Robinson, 24, of Naperville was charged with criminal damage to ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • ISP to conduct Roadside Safety Checks

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police (ISP), District 17, will conduct a roadside safety check (RSC) in LaSalle County during the month of October.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestNicholas R. Nilsson, 20, of LaSalle was picked-up on Route 6 west of Oak Street at 8:4 ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle accident involving Albert A. Peterson, 72, of Standard and Eric J. Gunderson, ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Evan G. Noll, 18, of LaSalle was involved in an accident on Plank Road, one-fourth of a mile south of 1800 North Avenue, at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A two-vehicle accident involving Donna L. Rutgens, 69, of Spring Valley and Megan L. Jackson, 30, of Oglesby occurred at the intersection of Spalding ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsPhillip J. Barajas, 47, of Walnut was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Samantha D. Adamson, 27, of Spring Valley was charged with a violating the ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:05 pm
  • Arteaga sentenced for heroin delivery

    PRINCETON — Jose Arteaga, 36, of Princeton was sentenced by Associate Judge C.J. Hollerich on Sept. 8 to seven and one-half years in the Illinois Depa ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • A teachable moment

    Their reputations spread as fast as the lips of the children they teach can move — the “good” ones are lauded; the “bad” ones are vilified. Before the ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • Torn on the subject too

    I just finished reading a phenomenal piece of journalism by Bureau County Republican Editor Terri Simon. She was explaining how she was “torn” between ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • ‘Forget about red and blue ...’

    If you’re reading this, you likely have made up your mind. Ninety percent of us have done just that. Forty-five on this side and forty-five on that si ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Learn something new every day

    While the phrase "learn something new every day" isn't my creation, it's something I'd say I try to live by. It's certainly not hard to do; you can us ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Torn

    As I write stories for this newspaper and other products we publish, I am very careful to avoid offering opinions on the issues/boards/meetings I cove ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • PHS Class of ‘56 celebrates at Homestead

    My wife, Cheryl (Ellberg) and I try to visit the annual Homestead Festival almost every year, but this year, we definitely wanted to attend our PHS Cl ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Thinking inside the box (store)

    Last weekend, I ended up having to accompany my wife and daughter while they went shopping. To be more specific, grocery shopping. There may be no gre ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • What to do with laptop malfunction

    I have been rather lazy during the summer getting any writing done. My days seemed to get busy with grandchildren, golfing and keeping cool.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Fall-ing in love ...

    You knew it was coming ... There just seemed to be something in the air that told you it was slipping away from you; and regardless of how hard you tr ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    What a lovely weekend. While I enjoy the change of seasons in the Midwest, there’s a part of me that could surely get used to this type of weather 24/ ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Firm honors State Bank of Cherry

    CHERRY — State Bank of Cherry announces it has once again earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating fir ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Robbins named PaceSetter agent

    PRINCETON — Erika Robbins of Dimond Bros. Insurance in Princeton recently became a member of the very select group of State Auto independent agents — ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • IVCC to offer forklift training

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will offer “Basic Forklift Operations” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays Oc ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • IVCC offers ISO standards update

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office will offer ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Standards Update (CEU-6114-10) f ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Heartland Bank to host Fall into Free event

    PRINCETON — On Friday, Oct. 14 Heartland Bank and Trust Co. will host its Fall into Free event. Local offices are extending an open invitation to cust ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Holschbach appointed to Bankers Advisory Board

    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the nationwide organization of banking and financial regulators from all 50 states and U.S. territori ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Youth Service Bureau gets outstanding review

    OTTAWA — The Youth Service Bureau (YSB) of Illinois Valley has just been notified of its re-accreditation by the national organization, the Council On ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • NCIW will host annual employers conference

    MENDOTA — The 14th annual Employers Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Mendota Civic Center, Mendota, starting with a continental brea ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Illinois soybean farmer survey gauges consumer food attitudes

    How much do you know about the way your food is produced?Illinois soybean farmers, through the Illin ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • Business officials attend convention

    EAST PEORIA — Harold Read, secretary/treasurer, and Phyllis Bill, assistant secretary of Berlin Mutual Insurance Co., recently attended the Illinois A ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • More treasures get their turn in the spotlight

    SPRINGFIELD – A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate the depth of the library’s collection by highlightin ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • Community Notes

    Malden after-school program fundraiserMALDEN/LADD — A fundraiser benefiting the Mal ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road will send shivers up your spine

    PRINCETON — Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road has again transformed the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton into your darkest nightmares Fridays and Sa ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Wrights celebrate 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wright of Bradford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.Glen Wright and t ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Jungnickel receives degree

    MACOMB/MOLINE — Nicole Jungnickel of LaMoille received a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, after the summer 2016 seme ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Sauk to offer dental assisting program

    DIXON — Sauk Valley Community College will offer a 60-hour dental assisting program from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 30 (no c ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Make someone happy

    • Happy birthday on Wednesday, Sept. 28, to Lorelle Burcham of Sheffield. Love from Doug, Julie, Morgan and Simon.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Annual salad bar luncheon on Oct. 4

    “A Taste of Clarion,” the annual salad bar luncheon sponsored by the women of Zion (Clarion) Lutheran Church, will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, with serving fr ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:39 pm
  • Bluegrass ... Lostant style

    The Templetons, a family bluegrass band from Lostant, performed an outdoor concert at Plow Creek in rural Tiskilwa on Saturday, Sept. 24. The band pla ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Annual Pumpkin Dash is Oct. 1

    STERLING – It’s time once again for area children to put on their running shoes as the 25th annual Great Pumpkin Dash Cross Country Festival is just a ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:35 pm