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  • Memorial Day services

    SPRING VALLEY — A Memorial Day program will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Betty Delgado will give th ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Rotary Club inducts new members

    The Princeton Rotary Club recently inducted new members Bob Noel, Bill Nelson and Tim Kunkel into the club. New members and their sponsors a ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Mason receives Intern of the Year award

    DEKALB — Northern Illinois University in DeKalb announced the recipients of the Intern of the Year Gold, Silver and Bronze scholarship award ...
    May 27, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • PJWC presents pediatric kit

    PRINCETON — In 2014, the Princeton Junior Woman’s Club began fundraising efforts to provide every first responder unit in Bureau County with ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Tiemann serves as honorary page

    State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) welcomed Eyan Tiemann of Princeton to the Illinois Senate on May 11 as an honorary page for the day. He i ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Woman’s clubs participate in nationwide project

    Members of the Princeton Junior Woman’s Club and the GFWC Woman’s Club of Princeton spent the month of April promoting awareness for child a ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:03 pm
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  • Walking within the storm

    LADD — In 1988, right after John Strugala got out of high school, he looked around his setting and realized he wanted something more. He figured he’d ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • Malden salutes its veterans

    MALDEN — Since 2014, Berlin Township representatives have been working to establish a veterans’ memorial at the Malden Cemetery to honor those veteran ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • PES and funding

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School (PES) Board showed its gratitude to the Bacorn family’s generous donation to the district during its board ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • 20 graduates earn diplomas from LaMoille High School

    LAMOILLE — Twenty graduates earn diplomas from LaMoille High School Thursday night. ...
    May 27, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • IPI: State government workers highest paid in the nation

    CHICAGO — A new report released recently by the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) finds state government workers in Illinois are the highest ...
    May 27, 2016 - 2:28 pm
  • Bureau Valley OKs personnel action

    MANLIUS — Personnel action comprised a good share of the Bureau Valley School Board meeting, held Tuesday, May 24, at the district office in Manlius.
    May 27, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • Taking a (summer) break

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Board met Wednesday, May 25, to swear in a new member and celebrate a productive school year as they head into s ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Water mains will be flushed in Ladd

    LADD — Water mains in the village of Ladd will be flushed Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1, weather permitting. Water customers may experience i ...
    May 27, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation receives bequest

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a $200,000 bequest from the Helen Anderson Estate. Anderson was an employee at Pe ...
    May 27, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Avoiding Memorial Day mayhem

    PRINCETON — The Illinois State Police (ISP) will be out in full force this Memorial Day weekend making sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday ...
    May 27, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • 2016 Ohio Athletic Awards

    Ohio High School has had its athletic awards night for the 2015-16 school year. Johnee Schulte (from left) and Lexi Loftus were named as OHS Athletes ...
    May 27, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Sping Creek Junior Golf

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Creek Golf Course is preparing for the 2016 junior golf season. There will be ...
    May 27, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • A day at the Beech(er)

    SENECA — The way Nick Plankenhorn sees things, the more the St. Bede Bruins win, the more they are going to be ticking people off.
    May 27, 2016 - 3:38 pm
  • Bruins in position to trophy

    CHARLESTON — The St. Bede Bruins have positioned themselves to make a run for a team trophy in Saturday’s finals of the IHSA 1A Boys State Track & Fie ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Clippers make fast tracks

    CHARLESTON — The Amboy/LaMoille 4x800 relay had a whirlwind day Thursday, May 26. The Clippers crew ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:27 pm
  • IHSA Boys State at a glance:

    Saturday’s finals: Field/running events start at 10 a.m., 1A first followed by 2A and 3A.Area 1A qua ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Summer camp guide

    Bureau Valley MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Storm Boys Basketball Camp will run July 5-8 with grades ...
    May 26, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • Double duty

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley has turned to a familiar face to take over as its next varsity girls basketball coach.
    May 25, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • Bruins bringing firepower

    Not very many schools, if any, can match the quality of athletes the St. Bede Bruins will be taking to the IHSA 1A State Track and Field Championships ...
    May 25, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • Back to back regional champs

    The St. Bede Bruins repeated as regional champions, upsetting No. 1 seed Hall 6-2 for the 1A regional title at Granville Saturday. The Bruins (16-15) ...
    May 25, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Marjorie Rieker

    PERRY, Ga. — Marjorie A. Rieker, 85, of Perry, Ga., passed away Monday, May 16, 2016. She was born ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Josephine Barber

    MENDOTA — Josephine Barber, 91, of Mendota died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Mendota Lutheran Home. Bo ...
    May 27, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • Herbert Hartz Jr.

    SHEFFIELD — Herbert John Hartz Jr., 88, of Sheffield passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. He was born on July 22, 1927, in Princeton to He ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Kenneth Klingenberg

    WYANET — Kenneth Ray Klingenberg, 92, of Wyanet passed away at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his home in Wyanet surrounded by family.
    May 27, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Nancy Christensen

    WALNUT — Nancy Lee (Andersen) Christensen passed away in her home at 101 Clark St., Walnut, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
    May 26, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Mabel Keigwin

    WALNUT — Mabel R. Keigwin, 102, of Walnut died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Heritage Care of Walnut. S ...
    May 25, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Edward Ziel

    LADD — Edward “Butch” F. Ziel, 79, of Ladd died at 11:37 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley.
    May 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • Willis Hand

    WYANET — Willis D. Hand, 85, of Wyanet passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • Bernadette Samet

    PRINCETON — Bernadette Samet, born Dec. 3, 1946, in Chicago, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She was the daughter ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Darrell Zigler

    LADD — Darrell Robert Zigler of Ladd, born Sept. 11, 1950, in Sterling passed away after a valiant three-year battle with esophageal cancer on Thursda ...
    May 23, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsThomas Mertel, 24, of Joliet and LaSalle County police officer Greg Higgins, 29, of Ottawa ...
    May 27, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentMatthew S. McDonald, 41, of Ladd and Lindsay A. Ponsetti, 31, of Spring Valley were involved ...
    May 23, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old New Bedford male was involved in an accident on 1745 North Avenue near 100 Ea ...
    May 23, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Jake W. Wuckert, 24, of Monticello, Iowa, and Jerry L. Young, 25, of Henry were both separately charged with disorderly conduct at the Bureau County S ...
    May 23, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Roberta C. Wick, 57, of DePue and Ernesto A. Sandoval, 53, of DePue were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Route 29 near Route 6 in Spring Valley ...
    May 18, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentMarcus E. Likes, of Bettendorf, Iowa, was involved in an accident on Interstate 80 eastbound ...
    May 18, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA 16-year-old Peru female, a 16-year-old LaSalle male and two separate 17-year-old Peru fem ...
    May 18, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • SV Police

    ArrestJacob M. Bartley, 23, of Spring Valley was charged with possession of cannabis and possession ...
    May 16, 2016 - 3:34 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA vehicle owned by Brent D. Owens, 43, of Bolingbrook was left in gear and rolled into a ve ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentMark R. Geuther, 65, of LaMoille ran over a temporary guardrail in a construction zone while ...
    May 6, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The Widmark brothers would take lessons from Miss Farwell for almost three years and perform in numerous recitals under her direction, as did Virgil F ...
    May 27, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • ‘Whatever you do ...’

    As Memorial Day approaches, I always reflect on those traditions we held near and dear to our hearts when I was a child. While busy, the day was fairl ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:16 pm
  • Wake-up call

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about this bird that decided to build a nest on the ledge next to the front pillar of my home. I told you how this f ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

    One word. That's all I'm asking for. Just one lousy word. That's usually all it takes for me to get inspired to start writing one of these goofy colum ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Old memories made new

    Do you have places, people or things that you mean to go see but just don’t seem to ever get it done? I know I do, and I recently took the time to che ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Old memories made new

    Do you have places, people or things that you mean to go see but just don’t seem to ever get it done? I know I do, and I recently took the time to che ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Trump in the oval office?

    Well, we now know the presumptive Republican nominee for the office of the President of the United States. I must admit that it boggles my mind that i ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Inappropriately reverent

    I did daycare for about 20 years. Yes, people paid me good cash money to help form the minds of their most precious assets in life. They trusted me to ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Flags of the freeway

    I’ll first say I’m an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and several members of my family are veterans as well. I grew up around m ...
    May 23, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s that time once again to take you on a trip — a trip of how things were many years ago. Where all is real, as seen through the eyes of the authors ...
    May 20, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Sheffield Telepharmacy hosts grand opening

    Karen Engels, certified pharmacy technician, stocks some of the shelves at the new Sheffield Telepharmacy, located at 134 S. Main St. The new business ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:34 pm
  • Midland States Bancorp Inc. launches initial public offering

    Midland States Bancorp Inc. announced it has commenced an initial public offering of 3,865,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration s ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:31 pm
  • Senior year winds down

    Well, fellow BCR readers. This is the last article I will be writing as a senior in high school. The next article I will write this fall, I will be a ...
    May 20, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Panama Canal trip informational meeting planned

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau has announced plans for a 17-day, 16-night trip to the Panama Canal on Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017.
    May 24, 2016 - 9:50 am
  • Documentary about the next generation of farmers set for June 18

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau and its partners will provide the opportunity for everyone to see the film “Farmland” at the Apollo Theater ...
    May 20, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Work continues outside of Tiskilwa

    Work has been ongoing for weeks on the bridge over Bureau Creek just north of Tiskilwa on the main road to Princeton. Workers began by fixing up the s ...
    May 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Cornerstone Community Wellness to celebrate one-year anniversary

    SHEFFIELD — Three thousand, two hundred, eighty-five — that’s the number of hours logged by volunteers at Cornerstone Community Wellness in Sheffield ...
    May 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Central Bank appoints Hessenberger

    John J. DuBois, president/CEO of Central Bank Illinois, recently announced the appointment of Linda Hessenberger as assistant vice president, real est ...
    May 11, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • Swanson opens The Studio

    PRINCETON — Cheri Swanson, owner of The Studio in Princeton, has expanded her business at a new location in town at 809 N. Main St.
    May 11, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Heartland Bank hires Spears

    PRINCETON —Heartland Bank and Trust Co. announces the addition of Taylor Spears as mortgage banker to serve local customers.
    May 11, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Saturday, May 28, to Annette and Bill Schnabel, and happy birthday on Monday, May 30, to Pastor Scott Schmidt. From your friend ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Mason receives Intern of the Year award

    DEKALB — Northern Illinois University in DeKalb announced the recipients of the Intern of the Year Gold, Silver and Bronze scholarship awards.
    May 27, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • Rotary Club inducts new members

    The Princeton Rotary Club recently inducted new members Bob Noel, Bill Nelson and Tim Kunkel into the club. New members and their sponsors are Tim Kun ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Community Notes

    After hours eventPRINCETON — A Red Cross after hours event, including appetizers, wine and beer tast ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Tiemann serves as honorary page

    State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) welcomed Eyan Tiemann of Princeton to the Illinois Senate on May 11 as an honorary page for the day. He is the son ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • DAR announces Memorial Day plans

    PRINCETON — Members of the Princeton-Illinois NSDAR will lay a wreath in memory of veterans at Oakland Cemetery during services at 8 a.m. Memorial Day ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:10 pm
  • Woman’s clubs participate in nationwide project

    Members of the Princeton Junior Woman’s Club and the GFWC Woman’s Club of Princeton spent the month of April promoting awareness for child abuse preve ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Summer reading program at Wyanet library

    WYANET — Registration for the summer reading program at the Raymond A. Sapp Memorial Library in Wyanet will begin Tuesday, May 31, and run through Sat ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • PJWC presents pediatric kit

    PRINCETON — In 2014, the Princeton Junior Woman’s Club began fundraising efforts to provide every first responder unit in Bureau County with at least ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Dawn of the Tikis

    I have started writing a book called “Dawn of the Tikis.” I hope you enjoy the second chapter. I plan to run a new chapter in each Cool Kids’ Corner. ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:59 pm