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  • Grand jury returns indictments

    PRINCETON — The following cases were considered by the Bureau County grand jury.James F. Webb, 43, o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Free movie at the Apollo

    PRINCETON — At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, the Apollo Theater in Princeton will offer a free movie, "Rise of the Guardians." The movie is rated PG, ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • Ohio: Small but mighty

    OHIO — The Ohio High School’s Illinois State Report Cards have been distributed to all residents of the Ohio District in the school newsletter, said S ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:34 pm
  • Late work ... We have a problem

    PRINCETON — The room was packed at Wednesday night’s Princeton High School Board meeting. Recent policy changes have caused a community backlash.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Candy Land comes to life for area children

    The Princeton Public Library hosted a life-sized Candy Land holiday party for preschool through fourth-grade children on Thursday evening. Participant ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • A new home for students?

    SPRING VALLEY — After a couple months of discussing the possibility of taking over Ohio’s behavior disorder program, Spring Valley Elementary School D ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • JFK students honored at PBIS assembly

    The John F. Kennedy Elementary School held a PBIS celebration Wednesday afternoon. The Spring Valley Police Department donated $500, and the school ma ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • A hot issue

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley School Board on Tuesday learned about recent issues with the boiler system at the BV North school in Walnut, which caused ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Hall approves levy

    SPRING VALLEY — Taxes will be increasing slightly for Hall High School area residents.Superintendent ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • Geronimo Energy donates to food pantry

    Representatives from Geronimo Energy present a $500 check to the Western Bureau County Food Pantry in Sheffield, which serves residents in Sheffield, ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • IHSA Archives provides March Madness in December

    The IHSA Archives project is serving up an early treat for high school basketball fans this holiday season. On Sunday, Dec. 21, the Illinois High Scho ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Morrison wins by one against BV

    MANLIUS — A late Storm surge by Bureau Valley wasn’t enough to stave off Morrison senior guard Lakin Goodman and the rest of the team as Morrison outl ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • LaMoille/Ohio edges Annawan in overtime

    OHIO — A boys varsity basketball matchup between two very evenly-matched teams Thursday night, needed an overtime session to decide the winner, as the ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • St. Louis boys

    The Princeton St. Louis School boys' basketball team finished second place in the Prairie Conference tournament.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • PHS to host Junior Tigresses camp

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School girls’ basketball program will once again host its Winter Junior Basketball Camp for the 2014-15 season.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Lady Bruins Classic tips off Saturday

    The Lady Bruins’ Christmas Classic will come in a condensed package at St. Bede this holiday season.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Lady Lions wear out vs. Indian Creek

    LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Ohio Lady Lions felt a little run down against a talented Indian Creek team Monday night at the Lions Den in LaMoille.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Putnam County defeats Hall

    SPRING VALLEY — Putnam County junior forward Alec Veverka showed the Hall Red Devils that putting up big offensive numbers isn’t the only way to have ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Tigers hold off Newman

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigers had to stave off a late surge to hold off the Sterling Newman Catholic Comets for a 60-54 victory Friday night in Pro ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Storm have Clippers seeing double

    AMBOY — Coming into its TRAC East tilt at Amboy undefeated Friday, the Bureau Valley Storm didn’t want to overlook anyone for any reason, even if it m ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • John Woolley

    PRINCETON — John (Jack) Woolley, 74, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. He passed away after a ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Debra Reinbeck

    SHEFFIELD — Surrounded by children and loved ones, Debra Ann Reinbeck, 45, of Sheffield died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at her home.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • James Lord Jr.

    LAMOILLE — James Lord Jr., 90, of LaMoille died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Manor Court, Princeton.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Mervin Smith

    PRINCETON — Mervin K. Smith, 91, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Peter Francisco Sr.

    SPRING VALLEY — Peter Francisco Sr., 84, of 209 W. Fourth St., Spring Valley, died at 6:04 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Cent ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Mary Lunn

    PRINCETON — Mary "Beth" Elizabeth Lunn passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Manor Court of Princeton.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • John Brown

    MONTGOMERY — John Wesley Brown, 74, of Montgomery passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Countryside Care Center in Aurora.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Esther Dodge

    NAPERVILLE — Esther R. Dodge, 90, of Naperville, formerly of Peoria, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at her home.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Mary Ozburn

    KEWANEE — Mary Lois E. Ozburn, 85, of Kewanee passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Colonial Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Princeton.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:05 pm
  • William Patterson

    GALVA — William W. “Bill” Patterson, 76, of Galva died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Princeton Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Tanner M. Galetti, 23, of Malden and Michael W. Cl ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Warrant Dionte M. Walton, 22, of Chicago was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Henry County ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUIRicky Anderson Jr., 25, of Chicago was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 39 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Ryan J. Markham, 31, of Princeton and Cheryl R. S ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Princeton Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Christina A. Wahl-Levitt, 51, of Mediapolis, Iowa ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers James R.M. Hall, 18, of Spring Valley and Jessica ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal consumption of alcohol Olivia G. Tanner, 18, of Princeton and Corey J. Beecher, 18, of Princ ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Accident A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Branson C. Hult, 28, of Princeton and Sheena R. J ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrests Michael J. Goodrum, 39, of Rock Island was picked up at the Spring Valley Police Sta ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsBryan K. Arteberry, 19, of Walnut hit a deer at 1 a.m. Nov. 30 on Route 92 about one h ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    The Great Lakes have a big influence on the climate of the surrounding landscape, acting like a giant heat sink, moderating the temperatures of the su ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • My life as a prankster ... I mean writer

    As I get settled into the new office setting, I find my tastes seem to be changing. Suddenly I am relating to people and things in different ways ... ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Thanks for maintaining the tradition

    Bureau County can be proud of maintaining the fall tradition of the Homestead Festival. It takes many volunteers to make this weekend a success. We wo ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I was out and about in Bureau County this weekend, and it’s safe to say, there was a buzz of holiday happenings and shopping going on around the count ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • The 12 days of bankruptcy

    I was determined. This was the year I'd do it.You've heard the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” befor ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Holding on to Christmas magic

    I had a great childhood, filled with wonderful people and experiences, and the memories I have of those days are among my most precious. Some of my mo ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! Everywhere you look there’s another Christmas event in Bureau County. From school events, church activities, municipal celebrations ... We are so ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • Looking back, looking inward, looking ahead

    This is the season of giving. The season where we look outside ourselves for a way to show peace, happiness, joy and a spirit of helpfulness to our ne ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    The early silent movies, besides being captivating moving images projected on the screen, were at their best when they had great writers for the title ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    By the time you read this, I’m assuming your Thanksgiving leftovers are almost depleted; the house in back in order; maybe some of your Christmas deco ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • A calf (or calves) is born

    With Christmas coming that means more than just presents around the farm.This is the time of year we ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • First Farm Credit Services offers scholarships

    NORMAL — First Farm Credit Services is offering 24, $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to further their education in an agriculture ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Extension office looking for Master Gardeners

    HENRY — The University of Illinois Extension’s Master Gardener Training Program for 2015 is looking for potential master gardeners.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Gustafson Ace Hardware to change ownership

    PRINCETON — Gustafson Ace Hardware, which started in 1956 in Princeton, will have new ownership as of Jan. 1, 2015.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Illinois Farm Bureau members set policy, accept awards

    The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is home to a wealth of fond and familiar traditions, first and foremost being the promotion and support of agricultural ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • IVFL elects officers, trustees

    Illinois Valley Federation of Labor recently held elections for officers and trustees at its monthly meeting.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Students see chemistry in action

    Carus Corporation’s annual National Chemistry Week tour hit 16 area schools this year, bringing science demonstrations to more than 2,000 students.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Linda Litherland retires from PMH

    Linda Litherland Company: Perry Memorial Hospital. Number of years of service: 42 years. List of res ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • PHS FFA attends agronomy contest

    Princeton High School FFA members (front row, from left) Aaron Sears, Hailey Hilmes, Malena Wheeler, McKenzie Cain, Kailee Piacenti and Shelby Schaudt ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • BVHS Renaissance Program honors November students and staff of the month

    MANLIUS — On Nov. 20, the Bureau Valley High School Renaissance Program held a breakfast to honor the students of the month and the staff member of th ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Community Notes

    Preschool screeningWYANET — A preschool screening for children in the Bureau Valley School District ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • DAR meeting minutes

    PRINCETON — Julia Cain of Princeton talked about her large collection of hats at the Dec. 5 meeting of the Princeton-Illinois Chapter NSDAR at the Bur ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy 16th birthday on Sunday to Owen Geiger. With love, from your family. ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • McCalls will celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McCall will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.Raymond E. McCall and the ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Manlius Fire Department meets

    MANLIUS — The Manlius Fire Department held its November meeting at Manlius Fire Hall with six members present. The meeting was conducted by Robert Reg ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Community Notes

    Chocolate saleSPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Auxiliary will sponsor a South Bend Chocolate Company s ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Monier receives scholarship

    CHARLESTON — Francis Monier of Walnut has been presented with the Eastern Illinois University Excellence in Fine Arts Scholarship.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • ALA Unit 125 receives donations

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Lions Club made a special delivery of toys from Santa’s sleigh to American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton on ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Service

    PRINCETON — Hampshire Colony Congregational Church will hold a longest night worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:07 pm

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