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  • Taking the challenge at Hall High School

    No ... it wasn't another rainy day which caused Hall High School students to get drenched Friday on the school's softball field. Instead, Ha ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Van Drew Memorial

    Dianne Van Drew (left) presents a plaque dedicating the new pressbox at Bryant Field in memory of her late husband to PHS athletic director ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Check present to American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross disaster services received a check from the second annual Service Master Restoration, DSI Charity Gold Outing held Ju ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Tiskilwa steps get restored

    Gary Wagner of Mount Bloom, along with others, have donated many volunteer hours to complete the repair of the railings for the Tiskilwa Cem ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • St. Jude's benefit fundraiser

    Colleen Sissel holds grandson, Max Morris, while showing Judy Bland and Marianna Barkley one of the silent auction items at the St. Jude’s b ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Lisanby-Barber named president

    Kim Lisanby-Barber, principal at Spring Valley Elementary School, has been elected to serve as president of the Illinois Principals Associat ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm
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  • What will this winter bring?

    Keep your fingers crossed … Bureau County may not have a repeat of last winter’s extreme cold and snow.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Don’t shoot!

    Illinois has placed three more wild animals on its list of state-protected animals, with all of those animals reportedly having made appearances in Bu ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Taking the challenge at Hall High School

    No ... it wasn't another rainy day which caused Hall High School students to get drenched Friday on the school's softball field. Instead, Hall High Sc ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • ‘Spirit of St. Bede’

    PERU – The school’s tagline, Spirit of St. Bede, took on a whole new meaning during Wednesday’s prayer service held during the traditional spirit week ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Lisanby-Barber named president

    Kim Lisanby-Barber, principal at Spring Valley Elementary School, has been elected to serve as president of the Illinois Principals Association, which ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • BPART announces changes in service, fees

    PRINCETON — The BPART transportation system is making changes to trips inside and outside the Bureau and Putnam County service area and increasing far ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • IVCC Board of Trustees to hold meeting

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom. The item on the ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • SuperHeroes take to the track

    Participants in the Gateway Services SuperHero Run/Walk are pictured during the Saturday event at the fairgrounds.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Vehicle renewal receipt soon a valid license tag

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislation proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to allow a printed receipt from the Secretary of State to serve temporar ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rates unsure

    CHICAGO — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security have released the latest figures for Illinois' unempl ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Van Drew Memorial

    Dianne Van Drew (left) presents a plaque dedicating the new pressbox at Bryant Field in memory of her late husband to PHS athletic director Jesse Brya ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • It’s over Tigers snap losing streak in big way

    PRINCETON — It’s over.The Princeton Tiger football team broke a 20-game losing streak in a big way S ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Tennis

    The Princeton Tigress teams played in the Sterling Newman Invitational Saturday where the F/S placed third and the varsity sixth.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • 2014 Hall volleyball preview

    SPRING VALLEY — It’s a whole new outlook in the Lady Red Devils volleyball nation.The former Megan N ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Tigers take fourth at Oregon Tournament

    OREGON — The Princeton Tigers placed fourth in the Oregon Soccer Tournament over the weekend. They f ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Fieldcrest wins the St. Bede/Hall Early Bird

    Fieldcrest defeated Sherrard 25-19, 25-6 to capture the St. Bede/Hall Early Bird Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Annual golf scramble set for Sept. 26

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County United Way’s 11th annual golf scramble will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at Chapel Hill Golf Course, Princeton.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Red Devils ride the Storm out

    SPRING VALLEY — Hall coach Randy Tieman knew he’d have to rely heavily on his defense to contain Bureau Valley’s shifty quarterback Parker Neuhalfen i ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Tigers, Mustangs to try again Saturday

    PRINCETON —There’s just something about Princeton and Morrison football games. They just can’t beat the weather on Friday nights.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Clippers sink the Bruins

    PERU — The St. Bede Bruins held a 13-8 halftime lead over visiting Amboy/LaMoille in Friday’s season opener at the Academy, despite a heavily tilted t ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Robert Ealey

    LAS VEGAS — Robert "Bob" Ealey, 68, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, after a short illness. Serv ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Arthur Walzer

    LAMOILLE — Arthur C. Walzer, 89, of LaMoille died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in the Mendota Lutheran Home surrounded by his loving family.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 6:11 pm
  • Raymond Verdick

    ROCK FALLS — Raymond D. Verdick, 68, of Rock Falls, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at home. Services wi ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • James Ridley

    BARODA, Mich. — James Michael Ridley, 64, of Baroda, Mich., formerly of LaMoille, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Verna (Bracey) Salazar

    LASALLE — On Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, God decided to send his chariot of angels with all their bright lights to bring his daughter, Verna Salazar, home ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Dianne Smith

    ARLINGTON — Dianne Smith, 69, of 111 Arlington Ave., Arlington, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Matthew Reha

    TISKILWA — Matthew "Teo" Gregory Reha, 32, passed from this life on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Matthew wa ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Raymond Verdick

    ROCK FALLS — Raymond Verdick, 68, of Rock Falls died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at his home. Arrangemen ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • James Ott

    PRINCETON — James "Jim" Leo Ott, 71, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Jim was born ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Walter Lawniczak Jr.

    SPRING VALLEY — A memorial service for Walter C. Lawniczak Jr., 68, of Spring Valley, who died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence, will be at ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Lois P. Munson, 41, of Spring Valley turned herself in at the Spring Valley Police St ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of cannabis Travis D. Peterson, 21, of Princeton was charged with possession of drug par ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Barbara L. Kinnett, 69, of Hennepin and Chad R. Jesse, 40, of Princeton were involved in a ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Dayna M. Gaeta, 45, of Spring Valley and Henry A. ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Christopher A.M. Foster, 18, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Unlawful use of a credit card Cortney A. Huston, 24, of Spring Valley was charged with unlawful use ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery William H. Warren, 27, of Tampico was charged with domestic battery and violation o ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsTimothy P. Haas, 53, of Putnam was traveling at 8:23 a.m. Aug. 12 on 250 North Avenue, ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentKamaljit S. Kang, 28, of Sacramento, Calif., was driving a semi-trailer on Interstate 80, ea ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Charges dropped

    According to a document issued by Bureau County’s 13th Judicial Circuit Court, all theft charges were dropped against Matthew Mesick, 22, of Princeton ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. There’s just a post-Labor Day feeling that makes you feel like summer is finished, even though the calendar ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Footing the bill ...

    In 1887, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2, ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Is it race or rage?

    July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The legislation is considered a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, another Bureau County Fair has come and gone, and I hope you had the opportunity to attend and make some memories. While the traditional things ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    We all have a long list of reasons to be grateful. In fact, it is suggested we occasionally remind ourselves of those reasons. Good mental health and ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: The following is another column in the ongoing series by former BCR Staff Writer Barb Kromphardt and her battle with breast cancer.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s fair time! I don’t know about you, but the anticipation and excitement of the Bureau County Fair still runs deep in my veins. OK, this old body d ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • A bully by any other name ...

    While browsing through the news section of Google I found myself getting lost in the comments sections of each article. Most of the people I found see ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Facebook, not Factbook

    As a rule, the human race loves bad news. Yes, it’s really cute and lovely when a dog rescues a cat from drowning, but you will never see that lead th ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Mautino is good for the Illinois Valley

    State Rep. Frank Mautino is an experienced leader who works for the benefit of everyone in the district — regardless of political party; and everyone ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • 2014 end of August crop evaluation

    As we near September, our 2014 corn and soybean crop appear to be taking a leisurely trip to maturity.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Prairie Nursery and Landscaping moves to new location

    PRINCETON — Prairie Nursery and Landscaping has recently moved to a new location.Bryanna Poorman and ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • New ideas about food

    An interesting confluence of events could affect your pocketbook the next time you go shopping. Because of strong international demand for dairy produ ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • IVCH honored with ISHS Centennial Award

    Illinois Valley Community Hospital was recognized by the Illinois State Historical Society as an official Illinois Centennial Hospital Aug. 16 at the ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Bill Walsh Honda opens in new location

    OTTAWA — Bill Walsh Honda will open at the former Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia location at the entrance to Super Walmart on Route 23 in Ottawa.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Ag summary

    Widespread rain was received across Illinois last week with some areas of localized flooding in the southeast district. There were 4.4 days suitable f ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Local entrepreneurs create economic development initiative

    Starved Rock Country Alliance, a group of local entrepreneurs, has launched a new initiative to promote economic development in the upper Illinois Val ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Bureau County SWCD fish, tree sale

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for its fall fish and tree sale.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Farm Bureau Women’s Committee to meet

    PRINCETON — The Farm Bureau Women’s Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Farm Bureau office in Princeton. At this meeting, the committee will ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Farm Bureau task force plans meeting

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will hold a fall task force meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4.A ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Tiskilwa steps get restored

    Gary Wagner of Mount Bloom, along with others, have donated many volunteer hours to complete the repair of the railings for the Tiskilwa Cemetery step ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Adamson-Polson reunion

    PRINCETON — The Adamson-Polson family reunion was held July 13 at Zearing Park in Princeton with 28 present. The youngest family member present was Co ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Norden-Ioder reunion

    There were 49 family members and four guests in attendance at the annual Norden-Ioder reunion July 12 at the country home of Bill, Karla, Janelle and ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Englund reunion

    PRINCETON — Descendants of Swedish immigrants who came here in the 1890s gathered in Princeton on Aug. 3 for their annual reunion.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Dean reunion

    TISKILWA — The 77th annual Dean reunion was held July 27 at the West Park in Tiskilwa. There were 89 people in attendance.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Check present to American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross disaster services received a check from the second annual Service Master Restoration, DSI Charity Gold Outing held July 26 at C ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Annual golf scramble set for Sept. 26

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County United Way’s 11th annual golf scramble will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at Chapel Hill Golf Course, Princeton.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Girl Scout Membership Recruitment Carnival set for Thursday

    PERU — Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) will hold a membership recruitment carnival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Zearing Park in Princeton.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Lions to hold screening

    PRINCETON — A free diabetic retinopathy screening for people with diabetes or those at risk for diabetes will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Community Notes

    Fundraiser in LaddLADD — Ladd American Legion Auxiliary Post 938 will hold a chicken dinner fundrais ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:19 pm

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