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  • Photos from you — Rosie Kerrick

    Rosie Kerrick of Wyanet submitted these photos of two young robins in her flower garden and her bird bath.
    June 1, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Reed awards scholarship to Sutton

    PRINCETON — Bureau County Sheriff James Reed announced Brock Sutton of LaMoille was the recipient of this year’s Illinois Sheriff’s Scholarship.
    June 1, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Here’s the buzzzzz

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the first West Nile Virus-positive mosquito batch has been reported in Illinoi ...
    June 1, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Robbery still under investigation

    PRINCETON — Princeton Police continue to investigate the South Main Street Centrue Bank armed robbery that happened on Thursday, May 28.
    June 1, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • A shower of smiles ... and lots of fun

    Saturday’s wet, cold and windy weather might have dampened the spirits of many graduation parties, outdoor weddings and the like, but this trio of you ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • PAT reports benchmarks

    PRINCETON — The advisory committee for Early Beginnings Parents as Teachers 0-3 met Wednesday, May 27, to hear an update about the initiative program ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Grrlll Power!

    PRINCETON — Girls needing a hand in filling their summer schedules with fun, positive activities will be getting some help from Freedom House, which w ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • LaMoille High School graduation

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    June 1, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • ADM presents donation to Spring Valley Boosters

    SPRING VALLEY — Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently donated $5,000 to the Spring Valley Boosters.The ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • Tickets for Bureau County Fair go on sale June 6

    PRINCETON — Tickets for one of Illinois’ longest running fairs, the Bureau County Fair in Princeton, go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6. This inclu ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Bruins are Elite

    BRAIDWOOD - The St. Bede Bruins rode a three-hit shutout by ace pitcher Jarret Olson to a 1-0 win over Herscher to win the Braidwood Reed-Custer 2A se ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Four for the medal stand

    CHARLESTON — Seven was indeed the lucky number for three Bureau County athletes at the IHSA State Track and Field finals Saturday, May 30, at Eastern ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • BV launches TRAC All-Star game

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will host the inaugural Three Rivers Conference All-Star Basketball games to be played at the Storm Cellar Friday, ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Athletes join short list of area two-sport medalists

    This year’s Bureau County track and field state medalists join a short list of dual-sport medalists at their respective schools.
    June 1, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Sports shorts

    Freshman football meeting at PHS PRINCETON — There will be a meeting at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Newman wins first sectional title

    The weather rained on most area teams’ postseason parade Saturday, May 30, but not all. The Sterling ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Gran(ny) style

    BRAIDWOOD — What a game and what a finish for the St. Bede Bruins.The Bruins rode the complete game ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Ohlson, Fredericks named at PHS

    PRINCETON — Princeton High School made two hires to its athletic department at Wednesday’s school board meeting, one a familiar face and one an old on ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Four to go (for the state finals)

    CHARLESTON — Just a freshman, Bret Dannis of St. Bede Academy made his way into the IHSA 1A State finals of the 300 intermediate hurdles.
    May 29, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Storm follow brothers’ footsteps

    CHARLESTON – For three Bureau Valley sophomores, the surroundings at the Class 1A boys state track & field meet sure looked familiar.
    May 29, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Barbara Sullivan

    DAHINDA — Barbara J. Sullivan, 61, of Dahinda, Ill., died Monday, June 1, 2015, at her home. Arrange ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Clarence Pierson

    SPRING VALLEY — Clarence Richard Pierson of Spring Valley passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Manor Court in Peru.
    June 1, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Eldridge Parker

    SPRING VALLEY — Eldridge Junior “Bud” Parker, 83, a resident of the Spring Valley Nursing Center for the past three years, formerly of West Frankfort, ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Francis Snodgrass

    OHIO, Ill. — Francis E. Snodgrass, 88, of Ohio, Ill., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
    June 1, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Estelle Rici

    NORTH FT. MYERS, Fla. — Estelle Katherine Scarborough Rici, 92, of North Ft. Myers, Fla., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
    June 1, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Michael Mehrkens

    HENRY — Michael Eugene Mehrkens, 54, of Henry died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the emergency room of Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    June 1, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Dora Schuyf

    NEPONSET — Dora Schuyf, 90, formerly of Neponset, a resident of Hillcrest Home in rural Geneseo, died Sunday, May 31, at the home.
    June 1, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Darin Marciniak

    PRINCETON — Darin B. Marciniak, 36, died at home Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Darin was born June 22, 19 ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Raymond Mabry

    PRINCETON — Raymond E. Mabry of Princeton passed away peacefully Monday morning, May 25, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Pri ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Thomas Roggy

    PRINCETON — Thomas "Tom" Arthur Roggy, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Tom was born on Oct. 9 ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUITyrone Wilson, 52, of Davenport, Iowa, was charged with driving under the influence and driving w ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery Christopher M. Williams, 27, of Spring Valley was charged with battery in the 800 block of N ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal dumping John F. Gasior, 48, of Midlothian, Ill., was charged with illegal dumping in the rec ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductMichael P. Jones, 51, of Bureau was charged with disorderly conduct in the 500 blo ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accident A two-vehicle accident involving a 17-year-old of Spring Valley and Ruth A. Pritchard, 49, ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle accident involving drivers Elizabeth Laatz, 48, of Spring Valley and Rebecca ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Angela R. Richardson, 35, of Spring Valley was charged with city ordinance ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of drug paraphernaliaBlake R. Schmidt, 22, of Princeton was charged with possession of dr ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentMarial Bahena, 60, of Spring Valley struck a deer at 3:52 p.m. May 21 on Route 6 about ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Following a traffic stop, a 15-year-old boy of Spring Valley and a 16-year-old boy of P ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • A silver screen challenge

    I’m a child of the TV generation, no doubt. I’ve seen them all — sitcoms, cartoons, shorts, after-school specials or anything else catching my attenti ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, it’s official. Every high school in Bureau County has awarded its diplomas to their graduating high school seniors. The last graduation ceremony ...
    June 1, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Freaking out ...

    The other night, my wife cooked broccoli. You heard me, broccoli. I don't like broccoli. I told her that I do not like broccoli. She asked if I had ev ...
    June 2, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Making his stamp on history

    As Illinoisans, we like to see fellow Illinoisans succeed.Throughout the years, many people with Ill ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Memorial Day ... in my eyes

    As I celebrated Memorial Day this year, it really made me think Memorial Day is not just an extra day off work or school. Memorial Day is a day to rem ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Then and now

    As much as I vowed having children wouldn’t change me, it absolutely did. July will mark 10 years of me being a parent, and sometimes I barely recogni ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Time for Open Meetings Act training

    Newly elected members of public bodies have 90 days to successfully complete electronic training on the Open Meetings Act. To better serve the public, ...
    May 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope you had a great Memorial Day holiday. Nearly every town in the county and beyond held their own rendition of a Memorial Day service. I attended ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • At the expense of our most vulnerable

    I’m writing to urge our friends and neighbors to join us in our efforts to hold the line on Medicaid funding for nursing homes. At Colonial Healthcare ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Looking for an answer

    We would like to know who takes care of Elm Lawn Cemetery. We are in the northwest corner; it is alw ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Too much information?

    Each spring, it is a real pleasure to see corn poking out of the ground. We all can anticipate the harvest that will follow in the fall, but seeing th ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Ray recognized for membership

    DENVER, Colo. — Douglas Ray, AFM with Ray Farm Management Services in Princeton, was recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural App ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Four-H offering clay workshop

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County 4-H will offer a clay workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, for children ages 8-18 at Annie’s Pots. This workshop ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Illini Valley Realtors present awards

    OGLESBY — The Illini Valley Association of Realtors annual awards banquet was recently held at Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby. The evening opened w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Dzierzynski is appointed IVCH center’s new director

    PERU — Kelly Dzierzynski is the new director of the Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics (CPRA) at IVCH.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Russell named Galesburg hospital’s human resources director

    GALESBURG — Karen Russell of Princeton has joined Galesburg Cottage Hospital as the director of human resources. Most recently, Russell served as the ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • A busy time of year ...

    Spring has sprung, and summer is right around the corner. I am about to finish my freshman year at LaMoille High School. 
    May 22, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • USDA, NASS to conduct survey

    SPRINGFIELD — During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two maj ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Agencies begin Homegrown By Heroes

    BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host a first-of-its-kind statewide gathering for organ ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • TCI Manufacturing and Equipment Sales earns safety award

    SPRINGFIELD — TCI Manufacturing & Equipment Sales was recognized with a Rock Solid Safety Award at the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IA ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Cessna receives volunteer award

    Hayley Cessna has received the $500 Helen Koch Volunteer award and scholarship. Scholarship selection is based on merit with an emphasis on volunteeri ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • SBA receives Google Chromebooks

    PERU — Jeff Borelli, president and CEO of Connecting Point Computer Centers, presented St. Bede Academy with five new Google Chromebooks for its offer ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Jensen makes dean’s list

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ryan Jensen of Princeton has been named to the spring 2015 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum cou ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Denault named to dean’s list

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Lauren Denault of Princeton has been named to the 2015 spring semester dean’s list at Southeast Missouri State University. Stude ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Princeton Community Band performs June 7

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Community Band will present the first concert of the 11th season at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 7, in Soldiers and Sailors Park in P ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Tuesday, June 2, to Roxana Noble and on Wednesday, June 3, to Tony Sorcic. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    June 1, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Community Notes

    Cookout in WyanetWYANET — Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturd ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Bradford students participate in wax museum

    The Bradford eighth grade participated in a research project which culminated in a public presentation of their work in the sixth annual eighth-grade ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Kathy Allen piano students perform recital

    The piano students of Kathy Allen held their spring recital April 26 at the Bureau Township Community Church. There were 23 students who performed. Al ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • St. Francis Nurses Alumni gather

    St. Francis Nurses Alumni held its annual banquet at Z-Best Restaurant in Sheffield. The class of 1955 was honored.
    June 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm

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