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  • Trojans take two over Tigers

    MENDOTA — The Princeton Tigers came up empty in a pair of close five-inning boys non-conference varsity baseball games Saturday, April 18, f ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Tigresses gain Saturday split with Mendota

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigresses got their bats going in the second game to gain a split in Saturday’s doubleheader with Mendota at Littl ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Storm grab co-ed title

    SPRING VALLEY — The Bureau Valley Storm won the co-ed title for the fifth straight year as they edged out Mendota 199-197 at the Rollie Morr ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • St. Bede gearing up for annual auction gala

    PERU — St. Bede Academy will host its 32nd annual auction gala Saturday, April 25.This year’s auction will celebrate the academy’s history w ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Bruins stampede Mustangs in five

    MORRISON – It was a beautiful day for baseball Friday, April 17, but not so much for the Morrison Mustangs.Morrison (13-4) got behind the 8- ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:44 pm
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    April 20, 2015 - 4:07 pm
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  • Right to Try Act passed in Senate

    SPRINGFIELD — When it comes to saving a life, anything and everything is worth a try.The Associated ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • St. Bede gearing up for annual auction gala

    PERU — St. Bede Academy will host its 32nd annual auction gala Saturday, April 25.This year’s auctio ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • ‘Trash to Treasure’ at Lincoln Elementary School

    Third-grade students at Princeton Elementary School District’s Lincoln School constructed their inventive “Trash To Treasure” projects. Posing with th ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Taking a gamble

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on video gaming in Illinois; how it works, where the money goes and who can benefit from allow ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Out & About

    Dalzell Fire Department vendor bazaar ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Out & About

    The Illinois Valley Community College jazz band concert, which also included Logan Junior High School, was Saturday, April 18, at the Bureau County Fa ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Out & About

    Bureau County Fair presents "A Tribute to George Strait Show" ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:07 pm
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    April 20, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Flying high

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Radio Control (IVRC) Flyers Club has been around since the late ‘50s. Wha ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Let’s talk about suicide

    PRINCETON — The sensitive subject of suicide may be hard to broach, but Princeton’s Living Works SuicideTALK is attempting to break the stigma attache ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Storm grab co-ed title

    SPRING VALLEY — The Bureau Valley Storm won the co-ed title for the fifth straight year as they edged out Mendota 199-197 at the Rollie Morris Track I ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Tigresses gain Saturday split with Mendota

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigresses got their bats going in the second game to gain a split in Saturday’s doubleheader with Mendota at Little Siberia ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Trojans take two over Tigers

    MENDOTA — The Princeton Tigers came up empty in a pair of close five-inning boys non-conference varsity baseball games Saturday, April 18, falling to ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Track

    At Rochelle: Princeton placed third in Saturday’s Rochelle Hubs Relays with 88 points. Machesney Park Harlem (121) was first with the host Hubs (109 ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Softball

    Hall 6-10, Newark 1-5: The Lady Devils rewarded first-year coach Brian Holman with a pair of wins over his old team in Newark Saturday. Adrianna Pik ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • Happenings

    Big League Softball PERU — Illinois District 20 is attempting to start a Big League Softball program ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Hall squads take two

    It was a good day for the Hall baseball and softball teams to win two. The Red Devils baseball team ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Bruins stampede Mustangs in five

    MORRISON – It was a beautiful day for baseball Friday, April 17, but not so much for the Morrison Mustangs.
    April 20, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Storm jump on Kewanee early and often

    KEWANEE — A huge 11-run first inning was all the Bureau Valley Storm needed to vanquish the Kewanee Boiler Girls during Three Rivers East Conference s ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Area collegians in the news

    Three area athletes are making headlines for their college teams.MacMurray College’s Taylor Hewitt, ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Lucille Grunloh

    BRADFORD — Lucille D. Grunloh, 88, of Bradford passed away at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.
    April 20, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Dorothy Fosdick

    TISKILWA — Dorothy M. Fosdick, 92, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    April 20, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Zerenna Brandt

    MINERAL — Zerenna F. Brandt, 100, of Mineral died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    April 20, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Thomas Sterling

    TISKILWA — Thomas Lee Sterling, 64, of Tiskilwa passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at his home. Pri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Betty Lawson

    PRINCETON — Betty J. Lawson, 84, of Princeton died at 8:49 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at her home in Princeton.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Elizabeth 'Bette' McCabe

    HENNEPIN — Elizabeth J. "Bette" McCabe, 87, of Hennepin went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Friday, April 17, 2015.
    April 20, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Jacob Baele

    MT. PALATINE — Jacob Edward Baele, 42, of Mt. Palatine died Friday, April 17, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    April 20, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Betty Davenport

    PRINCETON — Betty Ingram Miles Davenport passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton. She had live ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Dawn VerVynck

    KEWANEE — Dawn DeVenney VerVynck, 52, of Kewanee died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Richard Owens Hospice House in Peoria surrounded by her family.
    April 16, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Simeon Goodrum

    PRINCETON — Simeon H. Goodrum, 84, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at home surrounded by family, friends and caregivers.
    April 15, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentBrent D. Davis, 23, of Buda backed into a parked car while trying to evade police arrest at ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftDanion D. Hopson, 24, of Lyndon, Ill., was charged with retail theft from Walmart at 1:0 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of drug paraphernaliaJose R. Avila, 21, of Peru was charged with possession of drug parap ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA vehicle driven by Jacob A. Kain, 25, of Utica struck a parked vehicle owned by Walmart Sto ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Shelby H. Eckberg, 21, of Tiskilwa lost control of her vehicle and left the roadway at 12:13 p.m. April 12 on Tiskilwa/Princeton Road at the intersect ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Unlawful consumption of alcoholic liquorDaniel P. Staples, 18, of Princeton was charged with unlawfu ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Deer accident A vehicle driven by Gabriel V. Granados, 35, of Mendota struck a deer on North 2551st ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic battery Brandon W. Wyatt, 37, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in the 100 ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Pamela J. Acosta, 48, of Spring Valley was charged with violating the city ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Princeton Police

    DUIJustin T. Taylor, 30, of Princeton was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, en ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! The tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more are growing like crazy now in my yard. There’s nothing sweeter than to take a morning cup of coffee to ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • How to use video effectively for local marketing

    Video is a powerful marketing tool for small business. Thanks to high speed Internet, YouTube and Facebook, and the rise of mobile prevalence, more vi ...
    April 16, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • The man, the ring ... and the Army

    I’ve got the man. I’ve got the ring, and I’ve never been happier ... I’m engaged!After nearly 10 hou ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

    President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving thi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Funding crisis for Soil and Water Conservation districts

    Nearly $2.8 million of the Soil and Water Conservation District funding for FY 2015 has been “suspended” by Governor’s Office of Management & Budget a ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Underdog Lincoln still revered, 150 years later

    Americans love to root for underdogs.When underdogs prevail, their accomplishments are greatly celeb ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    While Bureau County didn’t experience Mother Nature’s wrath last week in the form of the tornadoes that touched down and the severe storms in other co ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    “Hell and High Water” was a project put into production by Fox Studio chief Darryl Zanuck as a direct retort to those who claimed his pet project, “Ci ...
    April 10, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Running myself ragged

    I've always hated running. It was the worst part of volleyball practices in high school, and I've avoided it like the plague ever since.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • Why do you like Illinois?

    I am writing to you for a class project on the novel "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country ...
    April 6, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Agricultural Summary

    Limited fieldwork continued last week in areas not receiving spring showers. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.2 inches, 0.37 inches above normal. T ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • PHS FFA compete in Envirothon

    Princeton High School FFA members (front row, from left) Shelby Schaudt, McKenzie Cain, Malena Wheeler and James Bickett; and (back row) Hailey Hilmes ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Wright attends 4-H leadership conference

    More than 100 seventh- and eighth-grade youth learned ways to improve their leadership skills at the 2015 Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference he ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Ag Service Award nominees sought

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau, Bureau County Cattleman’s Association and supporters of Bureau County pork production are sponsoring the Agricultural S ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Summer Agricultural Institute planned for educators

    Applications are now available for this year’s Summer Agricultural Institute, targeted to pre-school to high school educators who want to expand their ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • BV FFA completes new building

    Bureau Valley FFA members and volunteers recently went to work to build a tractor restoration and agricultural education building which would be used ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Economic gardening workshop planned May 5

    OGLESBY — Economic Gardening - How to Assist Your 2nd Stage Companies will be held from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Illinois Valley Communit ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • LaMoille FFA has two compete

    The LaMoille FFA livestock judging team had two students participate in the Section 2 FFA livestock judging competition Saturday, March 21, in Mount C ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Streator Chamber honors Gahm

    Jamie Gahm, Illinois Valley Community College Director of Continuing Education and Business Services, was awarded the Business Professional of the Yea ...
    April 15, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Walnut Manor to debut new name, logo

    WALNUT — Walnut Manor Nursing Home, located at 308 S. Second St., will officially debut a new name and logo in July 2015. The skilled nursing facility ...
    April 15, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Community clean-up planned

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Student Council will host its annual community clean-up from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, within the city limit ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy 12th birthday on Wednesday, April 22, to a very special gal, Abby Jensen. We loved you yesterday, we love you still, we always have and always ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Famed blues saxophonist Eddie Shaw will perform Friday in Princeton

    PRINCETON — Legendary Chicago blues saxophonist Eddie Shaw and his band, The Wolf Gang, will appear at the Grace Performing Arts Center (Festival 56), ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Auxiliary holds Easter workshop

    PRINCETON — The ladies of American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton conducted an Easter basket workshop on April 1 for the veterans they ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Community Notes

    Wine and beer fundraiserCHERRY — Holy Trinity Church will hold a wine and beer tasting from 5:30 to ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Princeton Just For Kix dancers attend competition in Streator

    Students from Princeton Just For Kix attended the Together We Dance Competition in Streator on March 7. ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • BVN students place second in Scholastic Bowl

    Bureau Valley North placed second in the BVEC Scholastic Bowl Tournament held at Kewanee High School. Team members include Maddie McFadden, Cheyenne D ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Dalzell Grade School releases honor rolls

    Dalzell Grade School has released its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.
    April 20, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • BVN announces third quarter honor roll

    Bureau Valley North has released its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.
    April 20, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • IVCC offering more scholarships

    OGLESBY — Opening doors to higher education is the focus of a 2015 scholarship campaign being launched at Illinois Valley Community College.
    April 20, 2015 - 3:27 pm

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