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  • Moffitt delivers $50,000 to Walnut

    WALNUT— Illinois State Rep. Donald Moffitt of the 74th District was in attendance at the Dec. 15 Walnut Village Board meeting.In August, the ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • First Person (Julie Nelson)

    City: Princeton. Where did you grow up: Bradford, England. Family: Husband, Aaron; children, Lucy and Samuel. Pets: None. Occupation: Princi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Princeton Bible Church Choir to perform Branson musical

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Bible Church Choir, directed by Marty Kiser, is preparing the popular Branson Christmas musical, "Two from Galilee ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:10 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 Pr ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:09 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 wa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • 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 LaMoill ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:52 pm
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  • Poverty on the rise

    The United States Census Bureau has released a report which says more than 48 million Americans live in poverty.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Solstice Serenade to be presented Sunday

    Princeton Community Band practices for their upcoming concert. The Princeton Community Band will present Solstice Serenade at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 i ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Council plans Princeton’s future

    PRINCETON — Princeton City Council met Monday night to review plans for the city.Commissioner Bob Wa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • LaMoille ... Let’s work together

    Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a two-part series concerning the STEM educational focus in LaMoille Community Unit School District (LCUSD) ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • PES, Princeton team up for grant project

    PRINCETON — Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson attended Monday night’s Princeton Elementary School Board meeting to explain the Safe Route to Schools ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • ‘Tis the season for bell ringin’

    Ethan Knaack, 3, of Princeton drops a donation into the Salvation Army collection bucket as his great-grandma, Judy Harris, watches. Bob Byrne of the ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • BV Board studies crisis plan

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley is taking steps to bring its crisis management plan up to par with the 21st Century.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Lottery to determine IVCC ballot

    OGLESBY — A lottery will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 30 in Illinois Valley Community College’s Room C301 to determine ballot placement for trustee candidat ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Moffitt delivers $50,000 to Walnut

    WALNUT— Illinois State Rep. Donald Moffitt of the 74th District was in attendance at the Dec. 15 Walnut Village Board meeting.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • First Person (Julie Nelson)

    City: Princeton. Where did you grow up: Bradford, England. Family: Husband, Aaron; children, Lucy an ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:12 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
  • Gaeta, Hall take third at Colmone

    The Hall Red Devils completed a 3-1 trip through their own 41st annual Colmone Classic Saturday night, edging the Mooseheart Red Ramblers, 62-59, to ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Fieldcrest captures 12th Colmone crown

    SPRING VALLEY – Fieldcrest captured its 12th championship of the Colmone Classic, defeating Mendota in a big way Saturday night at Red Devil Gymnasium ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Boys’ basketball

    St. Bede 72, Streator 56: Jack Brady had 23 points and Jarrett Olson added 21 points as the Bruins (5-2) rolled at Streator Saturday.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Girls’ basketball

    L-P 54, St. Bede 43: Hanna Bima had 13 points, and Zoe Postula added 10 points in defeat for the Lady Bruins in LaSalle Saturday. Riley had a team-h ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • IKWF wrestling

    At Dixon: Eight wrestlers for the Tiger Town Tanglers took first place in IKWF action Saturday, including Ace Christiansen, Nathaniel Irizarry and G ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • 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
  • Dorothy Einsele

    BUDA — Dorothy Evelyn Einsele, 92, formerly of Buda, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Chenoa. D ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Paul Winkelmann

    PRINCETON — Paul R. Winkelmann, 81, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Mark Lorenzi

    LADD — Mark R. Lorenzi, 60, of Ladd died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • 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
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftShawna M. Rosenow, 36, of Princeton was charged with retail theft from Tractor Supply Co ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:14 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
  • Headlines from the past

    Let us take a look at small town Bureau County in the 1890s. From the Bureau County Republican of the era, the headline stories did not always make th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:38 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
  • Farm Bureau plans farm bill meeting

    PRINCETON — Area farmers who have questions about programs included in the 2014 farm bill are invited to attend an informational meeting held at 9 a.m ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • BV FFA attends soil judging contest

    Bureau Valley High School FFA members (front row, from left) Drew Baker, Bryan Herr, Annika Carter, Kristyn Ehnle, Blake Balensiefen and Ben Jackson; ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Fairgrounds to host many events

    Christmas is just around the corner, and today, Saturday, the Bureau County Fairgrounds is hosting a new event, The Toy Sale.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:40 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
  • Hack-Maciejewski

    Hilary Hack of Peru and Brandon Maciejewski of Princeton are announcing their engagement. She is the daughter of Greg and Kathy Hack of Peru and he is ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Limited cards left

    ARLINGTON — With all pre-ordered cards claimed, a very limited number of the official 2014 Sesquicentennial Christmas card for St. Patrick Parish, Arl ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Mendota offers church tour

    MENDOTA — The Mendota Ministerial Team is organizing the first Christmas Church Tour from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28. A free will offering will be take ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Live nativity

    WALNUT — The Walnut Community Bible Church will hold a live nativity from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19-21. This is a free, drive through exhibit.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Tiskilwa Christmas program

    TISKILWA — All the churches in Tiskilwa will have a Christmas program at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Tiskilwa Bible Church. There will be a short program wit ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Letter to Santa

    Dear Santa,My name is Rex, and I live here at Friends of Strays in Princeton. I’m 7 years old, and I ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:07 pm

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