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  • ‘A physical, mental, emotional and spiritual approach ...’

    If mixed martial arts is truly a work of art, then Sam Agushi is painting his masterpiece.Agushi wil ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Bringing Shakespeare to Princeton

    Performers act out a scene at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton, where Festival 56 presented its annual Shakespeare in the Park event. This year’ ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Fireworks to light up the sky in Bureau County

    As the children gather round, their imaginations lean toward the light, to witness an atmosphere of rainbows ... born of dynamite.
    July 1, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Are you ready to Relay?

    They are staggering statistics ... According to the American Cancer Society, one in three women and ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • St. Margaret’s announces new Center for Family Health in Princeton

    PRINCETON — St. Margaret’s Health has announced it has completed the purchase of the former Sullivan’s Foods grocery store property located at 1916 N. ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • First Person — Christy Bill

    City: Sheffield. Where did you grow up: Sheffield. Family: Parents, Dean and Leann Bill; siblings, M ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Secretary of State announces veteran designation on ID cards

    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that beginning July 1 United States military veterans will be able to get an updated driver’s licens ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Auction calendar

    July 3-5 – Three-day firecracker estate auction, furniture, stoneware, pottery, books, toys, glassware, jewelry, quilts, linens, oriental carpets, dec ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Happy Birthday, USA!

    On Saturday, July 4, our nation will celebrate its 239th birthday. As a country, we will do so with fireworks, celebrations, patriotic music, picnics, ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Food service class offered

    MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered at Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Conference Room C, M ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Putting smiles on for all

    MANLIUS — Parker Neuhalfen put smiles on many a Bureau Valley Storm sports fan the past four years.H ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Summertime softball

    Kalee Carlson slides in safely for the BVN Thunder in C League Softball play in Sheffield. The Thunder are featured as the Team of the Week in today’s ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • New opponents await area prep football teams

    This year’s prep football schedules have recently been released.Area football fans will find their t ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Athlete of the Year finalists

    A.J. Gaeta (Hall/Sr.): The Red Devil standout was a man for all seasons as the 2015 BCR Athlete of the Year runner-up. In football, he was a First Tea ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    Summer NationalsLASALLE — LaSalle Speedway will once again play host to the UMP Summer Nationals Hel ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • The good in sports far outweigh the bad

    While there are some bad things in sports, such as:• Out of control adults, parents and coaches alik ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • SBA, PHS camp awards announced

    The recently completed Lady Bruins Basketball Camp had the following contest winners:Hot Shot Contes ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • United for Anita

    The Princeton Cardinals and Tampico B League softball teams recently united in support of Tampico softball president Anita Elgin, who has an ongoing f ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Team of the Week

    0 Izzy Wallace1 Kalee Carlson2 Josie Edlefson11 Amelia Lund14 Azriella Jameson15 Liana Ledergerber17 ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Happenings

    Walnut 5K for ALS WALNUT — The Walnut 5K Run/Walk for ALS will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Eileen Pettit

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Eileen Marie Pettit of Castle Rock, Colo., passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Ty Sanford

    KEWANEE — Ty A. Sanford, 5, of Kewanee died peacefully at 11:25 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home after a courageous battle with a brain tumor.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Larry Patnoe

    PRINCETON — A memorial Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at 1715 Deerfield Road, Princeton.
    June 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Agnes Richards

    STREATOR — Agnes L. Richards, 99, of Streator passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Health Care Center in Streator ...
    June 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • James Whitaker

    PERU — James H. Whitaker, 88, formally of Granville and Mark, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Manor Court in Peru.
    June 30, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • Judy Sidebottom

    TOLUCA — Judy E. Sidebottom, 62, of Toluca, formerly of Walnut, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at Richard L. Owens Hospice in Peoria.
    June 29, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Vera Treibachs

    MORTON — Vera A. Treibachs, 95, of Morton, formerly of Bloomington and Princeton, passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Apostolic Christi ...
    June 29, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Ted Anderson

    ALBANY, Ga. — Ted W. Anderson, 78, passed away at  Columbus, Ga., Mid Town Medical Center after an extended illness.
    June 29, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Laura Bopes

    PRINCETON — Laura Lee Bopes, 48, of Princeton passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, in her home. She wa ...
    June 29, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Johnny Craig

    CHARLESTON, Mo. — Johnny I. Craig, 59, of Charleston, Mo., formerly of the Princeton area, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
    June 29, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Tricia A. Turner, 24, of East Dubuque, Ill., was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 80 eastbound at Mile Marker 86 at 2:52 a.m. Ju ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal dumping Joel Negron, 29, of Spring Valley was charged with illegal dumping at the recycling ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Annette M. Cook. 35, of Princeton was charged with two counts of domestic battery i ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license suspendedDarnell Murphy, 21, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was charged with driving w ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsBryce D. Walters, 21, of Tampico drove off the roadway at 10:30 a.m. June 14 on 3000 North ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Derek M. Kuhn, 29, of Wyanet was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper l ...
    June 22, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Failure to register as a sex offenderDaniel E. Kuhnert, 30, of Dover was charged for failing to regi ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Violation of bail bondJohn P. Fundell, 23, of Princeton was charged with violation of bail bond in t ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Nicholas S. Decker, 19, of Spring Valley ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery John P. Fundell, 23, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the 300 bloc ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • What to write ... what to write?

    Before I started here full time, I had been asked to write a guest column. I wavered on the commitment, but was intrigued. I spent a couple of months ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Live it up this summer!

    This summer we went to Disney World in Florida, and it was so fun. We also went to Daytona Beach; it was so cool to try and surf. I had a little more ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • DePue Men’s Club gears up for boat races

    The DePue Men’s Club is sponsoring a 50-50 drawing for the “Save The Lake Fund” to help in the purchase of a barge that will be used for future dams i ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • ‘Take up your cross ...’

    This letter is in response to the article titled, “Local Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Decision.” Since no pastor but one responded publicly to the ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Food Court 7-2

    How about a cooling desert of Jell-O or pudding? Sounds good after a hot meal, especially at this time of the year. These are easy to fix, especially ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Advertising tax proposal is a bad idea

    Debt-plagued Illinois is desperate for new revenue.One proposal being considered by the administrati ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • The church’s place in domestic violence

    Is religious faith a help or hindrance to women who are victims of family violence? How should a faith community, or church, respond to this issue?  
    June 29, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! It was another busy weekend in Bureau County. I hope you had the opportunity to attend some of the events. As always, the rest of the summer prom ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • A heartfelt bulletin

    It’s difficult to believe we moved into our Sheffield home 18 years ago. It boggles my mind when I think about it. 18 years! Wow! In many respects, it ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • ‘He’s got Bette Davis eyes’

    When it comes to siblings, I have a sister and two brothers. Maybe. I feel required to explain that statement.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Ultimate Salon & Spa expands

    PRINCETON — Trisha Moon, the owner of Ultimate Salon & Spa in Princeton, has recently completed an expansion of her 6-year-old business located at 432 ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Cornerstone Community Wellness Inc. to host class

    Chronic diseases are now the leading causes of illness and death in the United States and in the local area.
    July 1, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Summer scams: The BBB’s hot five

    Summer for most people is the perfect time to go to a concert or take a vacation. For con artists, warm weather means their scam efforts heat up. Nati ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Potthoff receives industry honor

    OTTAWA — Nicholas Potthoff, Northwestern Mutual wealth management advisor, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT), an in ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • AgVenture PureLine announces summer interns

    KENTLAND, Ind. — AgVenture PureLine of Princeton has welcomed Brett Meador and Jordyn Minnaert as summer interns.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • St. Margaret’s physical therapist earns degree

    PERU — St. Margaret’s Center for Physical Rehab employee Tim Collins recently earned his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) from Andrews Un ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Farm Bureau plans Nauvoo trip

    The Bureau and Stark County Farm Bureaus will travel to Nauvoo on Thursday, July 30.Activities inclu ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Farm Bureau offers Washington, D.C., trip

    The Farm Bureau will partner with TriState Travel for a spring trip to Washington, D.C., March 30 to April 5. Anyone interested in learning more about ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Legislators in the barnyard

    Some countries don’t like the way U.S. farmers operate. For example, both the European Union and China ban a variety of genetically modified crops gro ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • BV FFA attends state convention

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley FFA traveled to Springfield June 9-11 to attend the 87th Illinois FFA State Convention. The chapter took 14 students and t ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Open house planned to celebrate 80th birthdays

    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Ruth Faber and Roberta “Grandma” Corl will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the First United ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • IVCC releases spring academic honors list

    OGLESBY — More than 600 Illinois Valley Community College students were named to the academic honors list for the spring 2015 semester. Students inclu ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Lincoln students honored for perfect attendance

    Lincoln Elementary School students (front row, from left) Carson Burger, Hayden Larson and Mariah Hobson; and (back row) Michael Smallwood, Carson Eth ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Perry Memorial Hospital hosts employee retiree breakfast

    Perry Memorial Hospital hosted their annual retiree breakfast on June 4 in the cafeteria. The retirees enjoyed a breakfast and an opportunity to catch ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Leffelman-Cain

    Andrea Leffelman of LaMoille and Anthony Cain of Princeton were united in marriage Oct. 4, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Church in Arlington.
    July 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Blackert-Grieve

    Allison Blackert of Buda and Michael Grieve of Buda are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Duane and Nancy B ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Community Notes

    Bingo night on TuesdayPRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesda ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • FOE Auxiliary elects officers for 2015-16

    PERU — Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2688, Peru, has elected officers for 2015-16. They include: Paula Sittler, junior past president; Janelle F ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • DePue Men’s Club will host 50-50 drawing

    DEPUE — The DePue Men’s Club will sponsor a 50-50 drawing for the “Save The Lake Fund” to help in the purchase of a barge that will be used for future ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Annual benefit set for July 11 in Bradford

    BRADFORD — The sixth annual Chief William T. “Bill” Bauer scholarship benefit will be Saturday, July 11, at the Bradford American Legion Hall.
    July 1, 2015 - 4:28 pm

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