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  • Making memories

    Ohio Grade School had its grandparents day luncheon Wednesday, April 15. Children were excited to show their grandparents their school and s ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • The Muffin Man

    Real men might not eat quiche but I’m pretty sure that dinner rolls are on the menu. I’ll get to that later but let me tell you a story firs ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Hero Kits presented

    Girl Scout Troop 1652 presented Hero Kits to the Bureau County Sheriff Department to remind them they are everyday heroes and are truly appr ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Elks name Teen of the Month for February

    Bureau County teens were honored Friday, Feb. 20, at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. February rep ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Elks name Teen of the Month for March

    Bureau County teens were honored Friday, March 20, at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. March repre ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • PCA students view Shakespeare in Chicago

    PRINCETON — Students in Marty Kiser’s seventh- and eighth-grade English classes traveled to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier rec ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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  • Spring Valley shares wastewater treatment plant update

    SPRING VALLEY — Details on the design phase of Spring Valley’s future wastewater treatment plant were shared during a public hearing held Monday, Apri ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Princeton Chamber of Commerce holds annual meeting

    PRINCETON — At the Princeton Chamber of Commerce annual meeting held Thursday, April 16, at Chapel Hill event center, the theme was spring.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Big Sky, big money

    PRINCETON — Big Sky Wind, a wind farm near Ohio, Ill., currently owned by Ever Power, approached the Bureau County Board Monday, April 13, requesting ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Bird’s-eye view

    As the temperature on the thermometer increases, so does the number of bird-viewing opportunities in Bureau County.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Shopping for a good read

    Alex Patterson (left) of Princeton and Caleb Bowyer of Buda shop through the book genres at the Friends of the Princeton Public Library annual book sa ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Making memories

    Ohio Grade School had its grandparents day luncheon Wednesday, April 15. Children were excited to show their grandparents their school and spend time ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Water meter replacement still underway in Wyanet

    WYANET — The replacement of water meters in the village of Wyanet is almost complete.To date, 348 me ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Spring Valley to flush water mains

    SPRING VALLEY — The city of Spring Valley will flush water mains from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, April 19, and will continue till Friday, May ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Share the roads safely

    PRINCETON — Drivers are encouraged to keep the accident rates from rising with the crops when sharing the roads with farm equipment this planting seas ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Former Princeton resident sentenced to federal prison

    William C. Lange, 67, of Gig Harbor, Wash., who graduated from Princeton High School in 1965, was sentenced March 12 to 21 years, 10 months in federal ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Storm jump on Kewanee early and often

    KEWANEE — A huge 11-run first inning was all the Bureau Valley Storm needed to vanquish the Kewanee Boiler Girls during Three Rivers East Conference s ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Area collegians in the news

    Three area athletes are making headlines for their college teams.MacMurray College’s Taylor Hewitt, ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Lady Devils ‘hang on’ to beat SBA

    SPRING VALLEY — To say the Hall Lady Devils held on to beat rival St. Bede Thursday, April 16, at Hall High School would be an exaggeration. They didn ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • The Olson Express

    SPRING VALLEY — Jarret Olson and the St. Bede Bruins did all the damage they needed in the top of the third inning in Thursday’s baseball game at Kirb ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Hoffert to join the Redbird coop

    MANLIUS — The Illinois State University women’s track and field team is getting another talent from Bureau Valley High School.
    April 17, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Track and field

    At Amboy: The host Clippers took second in Thursday’s Amboy Invite with 145 points behind champ Polo/Forreston (165.5). Katelyn Pankenhurst won a t ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Soccer

    Princeton 4, Orion 3: The Tigresses edged the Chargers Thursday in Tiskilwa on two goals by Keyenna Altizer and one each for Eliza Young and Michael ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Softball

    L-P 6, St. Bede 0: The Lady Bruins were shut out on five hits at Tower Field at the academy Wednesday. Emily Draper had two hits and Julia Pohar dou ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Baseball

    St. Bede 6, Rockridge 3: Winning and starting pitcher Matt Sczcepaniak (five innings, five hits, two earned runs) combined with Gabe Braboy, who pit ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Tigers sweep Peoria

    The Princeton Tiger tennis team made a clean 5-0 sweep over Peoria at Princeton Thursday. Singles wi ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Dawn VerVynck

    KEWANEE — Dawn DeVenney VerVynck, 52, of Kewanee died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Richard Owens Hospice House in Peoria surrounded by her family.
    April 16, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Simeon Goodrum

    PRINCETON — Simeon H. Goodrum, 84, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at home surrounded by family, friends and caregivers.
    April 15, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Alma McElhiney

    TAMPICO — Alma R. “Amy” McElhiney, 90, formerly of Tampico, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at her home in Sterling.
    April 15, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Dorothey Williams

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Dorothey "Dottie" Schlindwein Williams, 53, of Davenport, Iowa, formerly  of Sheffield, died Monday, April 13, 2015, in Genesis East ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:38 am
  • Marjorie Lievsay

    MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Marjorie B. Lievsay, 80, of Muskogee, Okla. died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Cornerstone Hospital in Muskogee, Okla.
    April 13, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Wilbur King

    MANLIUS — Wilbur E. King, 85, of Manlius died at 1:48 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, on his farm rural Manlius.
    April 13, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Gerard 'Jerry' Drozda

    PRINCETON — Gerard R. “Jerry” Drozda, 63, of Princeton, formerly of Dixon, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at his home.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Larry Isaacson

    PRINCETON — Lawrence D. "Larry" Isaacson, 72, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Princeton. Larry died at home surrounded by family and loved one ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Doris Griffin

    SHEFFIELD — Doris D. Griffin, 85, of Sheffield died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton ...
    April 10, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Roy Dorff

    TOULON — Roy L. Dorff, 65, of Toulon passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at St. Francis Trauma Center in Peoria.
    April 9, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentBrent D. Davis, 23, of Buda backed into a parked car while trying to evade police arrest at ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftDanion D. Hopson, 24, of Lyndon, Ill., was charged with retail theft from Walmart at 1:0 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of drug paraphernaliaJose R. Avila, 21, of Peru was charged with possession of drug parap ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA vehicle driven by Jacob A. Kain, 25, of Utica struck a parked vehicle owned by Walmart Sto ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Shelby H. Eckberg, 21, of Tiskilwa lost control of her vehicle and left the roadway at 12:13 p.m. April 12 on Tiskilwa/Princeton Road at the intersect ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Unlawful consumption of alcoholic liquorDaniel P. Staples, 18, of Princeton was charged with unlawfu ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Deer accident A vehicle driven by Gabriel V. Granados, 35, of Mendota struck a deer on North 2551st ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic battery Brandon W. Wyatt, 37, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in the 100 ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Pamela J. Acosta, 48, of Spring Valley was charged with violating the city ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Princeton Police

    DUIJustin T. Taylor, 30, of Princeton was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, en ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • How to use video effectively for local marketing

    Video is a powerful marketing tool for small business. Thanks to high speed Internet, YouTube and Facebook, and the rise of mobile prevalence, more vi ...
    April 16, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • The man, the ring ... and the Army

    I’ve got the man. I’ve got the ring, and I’ve never been happier ... I’m engaged!After nearly 10 hou ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

    President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving thi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Funding crisis for Soil and Water Conservation districts

    Nearly $2.8 million of the Soil and Water Conservation District funding for FY 2015 has been “suspended” by Governor’s Office of Management & Budget a ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Underdog Lincoln still revered, 150 years later

    Americans love to root for underdogs.When underdogs prevail, their accomplishments are greatly celeb ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    While Bureau County didn’t experience Mother Nature’s wrath last week in the form of the tornadoes that touched down and the severe storms in other co ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    “Hell and High Water” was a project put into production by Fox Studio chief Darryl Zanuck as a direct retort to those who claimed his pet project, “Ci ...
    April 10, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Running myself ragged

    I've always hated running. It was the worst part of volleyball practices in high school, and I've avoided it like the plague ever since.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • Why do you like Illinois?

    I am writing to you for a class project on the novel "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country ...
    April 6, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope each and everyone of you had a wonderful Easter holiday. We sure couldn’t complain about the weather. My grandfather used to say if it rained o ...
    April 6, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Agricultural Summary

    Limited fieldwork continued last week in areas not receiving spring showers. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.2 inches, 0.37 inches above normal. T ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • PHS FFA compete in Envirothon

    Princeton High School FFA members (front row, from left) Shelby Schaudt, McKenzie Cain, Malena Wheeler and James Bickett; and (back row) Hailey Hilmes ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Wright attends 4-H leadership conference

    More than 100 seventh- and eighth-grade youth learned ways to improve their leadership skills at the 2015 Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference he ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Ag Service Award nominees sought

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau, Bureau County Cattleman’s Association and supporters of Bureau County pork production are sponsoring the Agricultural S ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Summer Agricultural Institute planned for educators

    Applications are now available for this year’s Summer Agricultural Institute, targeted to pre-school to high school educators who want to expand their ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • BV FFA completes new building

    Bureau Valley FFA members and volunteers recently went to work to build a tractor restoration and agricultural education building which would be used ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Economic gardening workshop planned May 5

    OGLESBY — Economic Gardening - How to Assist Your 2nd Stage Companies will be held from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Illinois Valley Communit ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • LaMoille FFA has two compete

    The LaMoille FFA livestock judging team had two students participate in the Section 2 FFA livestock judging competition Saturday, March 21, in Mount C ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Streator Chamber honors Gahm

    Jamie Gahm, Illinois Valley Community College Director of Continuing Education and Business Services, was awarded the Business Professional of the Yea ...
    April 15, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Walnut Manor to debut new name, logo

    WALNUT — Walnut Manor Nursing Home, located at 308 S. Second St., will officially debut a new name and logo in July 2015. The skilled nursing facility ...
    April 15, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Community Calendar

    Brunch in WyanetWYANET — The Wyanet firemen will host a pancake, sausage, egg, biscuit and gravy bru ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Professional genealogist to speak in Princeton

    PRINCETON — The speaker for the Thursday, April 23, program at the Bureau County Genealogical Society will be professional genealogist Michael John Ne ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • TCOC scholarships deadline extended

    ROCK FALLS — At least 12 scholarships will be awarded by Tri-County Opportunities Council to income eligible students residing in the agency’s service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Hall Boosters prepare for Afterglow

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Booster Organization (HBO) will sponsor the Hall prom Afterglow Saturday, April 25.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Hero Kits presented

    Girl Scout Troop 1652 presented Hero Kits to the Bureau County Sheriff Department to remind them they are everyday heroes and are truly appreciated. P ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Saturday, April 18, to Jeffrey Dean and happy anniversary on Monday, April 20, to Roxana and Perry Noble. From your friends at Pri ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • PCA students view Shakespeare in Chicago

    PRINCETON — Students in Marty Kiser’s seventh- and eighth-grade English classes traveled to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier recently to s ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Elks name Teen of the Month for March

    Bureau County teens were honored Friday, March 20, at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. March representatives ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Elks name Teen of the Month for February

    Bureau County teens were honored Friday, Feb. 20, at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. February representativ ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Neahring named to dean’s list

    NAPERVILLE — Samantha Neahring of Manlius has been named to the 2015 winter term dean’s list at North Central College in Naperville. Students included ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:15 pm

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