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  • Preparing for the worst

    Area agencies participated in a mock, full-scale active shooter exercise at Leepertown School in Bureau on Saturday. The event was organized ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • Das ist gut!

    The Hollowayville United Church of Christ held its annual all you can eat German Buffet and Country Store on Sunday. Featuring a full menu o ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • BV’s Weidner wins Boiler Invite

    Bureau Valley’s Haley Weidner won Saturday’s Kewanee Boiler Invite cross country meet by 10 seconds.Weidner clocked a 19:34.7 over the 3.0 m ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Senior Spotlight (Savannah Wall)

    Birth: Oct. 6, 1998, at OSF in Peoria. Hometown: Bradford. Family: Dad is Craig Wall and Mom is Diane Wall. Sports: Cross country and tra ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • Mendota Ryder Cup

    Princeton (243) finished third in Saturday's Mendota Rydor Cup. Colby Robbins and Jake Farraher partnered to finish second overall with a 75 ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Perry Memorial Hospital offers new Senior Behavioral Wellness Service

      Seniors may be faced with challenges during their golden years.  Learning to cope with the challenges of aging, including changes in on ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:43 pm
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  • Improving safety, communication in Princeton schools

    PRINCETON — Last week's unsubstantiated threats of violence involving Logan Junior High has prompted the Princeton Elementary School District to take ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Social services: How big are the cuts?

    PRINCETON — For more than a year, human service providers have struggled to communicate damages created by the state’s budget crisis.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • Mark your ballots

    PRINCETON — Bureau County voters will be at the polls on Nov. 8 to select the candidates of their choice.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • What does your child know?

    PRINCETON — Two Bureau County children earned the opportunity to shop with a cop for a new bike and helmet Wednesday evening.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • EMA drill offers practice in a tragedy

    Emergency medical services personnel practice their skills during the Bureau County Emergency Management Agency drill on Saturday. The exercise focuse ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:20 pm
  • Preparing for the worst

    Area agencies participated in a mock, full-scale active shooter exercise at Leepertown School in Bureau on Saturday. The event was organized by the Bu ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • IVCC facilities committee to meet Sept. 28

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Board’s facilities committee will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the boardroom, C307.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • Health department sets flu shot clinics

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department has released its upcoming schedule for flu shots. They include:
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:20 pm
  • Das ist gut!

    The Hollowayville United Church of Christ held its annual all you can eat German Buffet and Country Store on Sunday. Featuring a full menu of German f ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • Gambling with Bambi

    Anyone who has spent time driving on area roads, especially in the evening, knows there’s a sizable deer population in Illinois. Drivers are also like ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:38 pm
  • Mendota Ryder Cup

    Princeton (243) finished third in Saturday's Mendota Rydor Cup. Colby Robbins and Jake Farraher partnered to finish second overall with a 75, one behi ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • BV’s Weidner wins Boiler Invite

    Bureau Valley’s Haley Weidner won Saturday’s Kewanee Boiler Invite cross country meet by 10 seconds.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Storm take time to heal

    The Bureau Valley Storm were all ready to play last week with no place to play.Saturday’s scheduled ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Senior Spotlight (Savannah Wall)

    Birth: Oct. 6, 1998, at OSF in Peoria. Hometown: Bradford. Family: Dad is Craig Wall and Mom is Di ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • Kicks and hugs

    PYS games are played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning at Zearing Park. ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • St. Bede tops PHS in third-place bracket finals at Reed-Custer

    Princeton, Hall, St. Bede, Putnam County and Mendota all made the trek to Braidwood to compete in Saturday’s Reed-Custer Comet Classic.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Steamers’ D makes statement in shutout of Princeton

    FULTON – The offense provided the breathing room, and the Fulton Steamer defense delivered the knockout punch Friday night.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Boilers get the boot

    KEWANEE — With time winding down and the Bruins in the red zone, St. Bede coach Jim Eustice would have preferred a touchdown, but never had any doubt ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Streak snapper for Sherrard

    SPRING VALLEY — Everyone else may have been talking about the Sherrard streak, but the Tigers were not talking about it.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Camp rolls first 300

    Michael Camp always dreamed about bowling a perfect game. He made those dreams come true Thursday, Sept. 8, at Pin Splitter Lanes in Princeton.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Eunice Thompson

    WALNUT — Eunice M. Thompson, 92, of Walnut died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Heritage Health in Walnut.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • Charlotte Clark King

    KEWANEE — Charlotte (Casteel) Clark King, 87, of Kewanee passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. She ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • Oneida Moreland

    PRINCETON — Oneida M. (Halford) Moreland, 91, of Princeton passed away at 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Colonial Hall Health Care and Rehabilitati ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • Donnie Christiansen

    KEWANEE — Donnie E. Christiansen, 76, of Kewanee, formerly of Princeton, died on Saturday, Sept, 24, 2016, at his home.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • James Thompsen

    PRINCETON — James Lee Thompsen, 83, of Princeton passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Margaret Christensen

    PRINCETON — Margaret E. Christiansen, 86, of Princeton passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in St. Margaret’s Health, Spring Valley.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Ernest Cook

    BUDA — Ernest Cook, 74, of Buda died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at his home. He was born ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • Kathy Greene Beaudin

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Kathy Suzanne Greene Beaudin, 69, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:59 pm
  • Roy McKune

    PRINCETON — Roy L. McKune, 86, of Princeton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at the LaSalle Veterans Home in LaSalle.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:23 pm
  • Michael Seeforth

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Michael Eugene Seeforth, 66, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Princeton and Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, a ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestNicholas R. Nilsson, 20, of LaSalle was picked-up on Route 6 west of Oak Street at 8:4 ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle accident involving Albert A. Peterson, 72, of Standard and Eric J. Gunderson, ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Evan G. Noll, 18, of LaSalle was involved in an accident on Plank Road, one-fourth of a mile south of 1800 North Avenue, at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A two-vehicle accident involving Donna L. Rutgens, 69, of Spring Valley and Megan L. Jackson, 30, of Oglesby occurred at the intersection of Spalding ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsPhillip J. Barajas, 47, of Walnut was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Samantha D. Adamson, 27, of Spring Valley was charged with a violating the ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:05 pm
  • Arteaga sentenced for heroin delivery

    PRINCETON — Jose Arteaga, 36, of Princeton was sentenced by Associate Judge C.J. Hollerich on Sept. 8 to seven and one-half years in the Illinois Depa ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Timothy S. Chronister, 35, of Spring Valley was picked up at the Spring Valley Polic ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents A one-vehicle accident involving Austin J. Helm, 23, of Ladd occurred in the 100 block of ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Violation of an order of protection Deontavian L. Watts, 31, of Princeton was charged with violation ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:05 am
  • PHS Class of ‘56 celebrates at Homestead

    My wife, Cheryl (Ellberg) and I try to visit the annual Homestead Festival almost every year, but this year, we definitely wanted to attend our PHS Cl ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Torn

    As I write stories for this newspaper and other products we publish, I am very careful to avoid offering opinions on the issues/boards/meetings I cove ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Thinking inside the box (store)

    Last weekend, I ended up having to accompany my wife and daughter while they went shopping. To be more specific, grocery shopping. There may be no gre ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • What to do with laptop malfunction

    I have been rather lazy during the summer getting any writing done. My days seemed to get busy with grandchildren, golfing and keeping cool.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Learn something new every day

    While the phrase "learn something new every day" isn't my creation, it's something I'd say I try to live by. It's certainly not hard to do; you can us ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Fall-ing in love ...

    You knew it was coming ... There just seemed to be something in the air that told you it was slipping away from you; and regardless of how hard you tr ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    What a lovely weekend. While I enjoy the change of seasons in the Midwest, there’s a part of me that could surely get used to this type of weather 24/ ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Repeal the HIT

    With the year’s long battle over the Affordable Care Act spilling over into the 2016 presidential election, we should recognize the work already done ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Homestead surprises

    We just got back home to Silvis after enjoying the Homestead parade in Princeton. For the most part, it was much like any other Homestead celebration ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Pea!!!

    The news can be hard to swallow. Several times this past week, I heard stories discussing a scientific study that disputes the validity of the so-call ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 27, to Derek and Angie Whited. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • Epilepsy Support Group to meet

    OTTAWA — The Epilepsy Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Ottawa Reddick Library, located at 1010 Canal St., Ottawa. For m ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Miles Rose and ‘The Crucible’

    MONMOUTH — Miles Rose has the role of Giles Corey in Monmouth College’s theatre production of “The Crucible.” Rose is a sophomore music and theatre ma ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • Is there a Revolutionary patriot in your family tree?

    LASALLE — At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, the LaSalle Public Library will host a genealogy and history presentation by the Daughters of the American Revolu ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • Hampshire Colony chicken and biscuit dinner is Oct. 5

    PRINCETON — The annual Hampshire Colony Congregational Church chicken and biscuit dinner is set for 4:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Carry-outs begin ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • IVCC to host Day of the Artist

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College will host the second Day of the Arts!, a  free celebration that runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:13 pm
  • Homestead Car Show winners announced

    PRINCETON — The results of the 2016 Homestead Festival Car Show have been released:Antique Pre-19481 ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:13 pm
  • Ladd Fire Department hosts pancake/sausage breakfast

    LADD — The annual breakfast of the Ladd Fire Department will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Oct. 2 in the fire depa ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm
  • Card shower planned for Jan Christian

    A card shower is being held to celebrate the 70th birthday of Jan Christian of Wyanet on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • HCE will host International Night on Oct. 4

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County HCE (Home and Community Education) Association’s International Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the University of Illin ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:03 pm