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  • Finishing the climb

    Bureau Valley senior Parker Neuhalfen left a lot of smoke on his trail in his assault on the all-time area scoring records.With 61 points in ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Jaques finds a new home at ICC

    Abby Jaques thought she had her college plans all mapped out; then she made a last-minute visit to Illinois Central College.The Princeton Hi ...
    March 6, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Residents celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Colonial Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre recently celebrated Valentine’s Day with a day full of fun activities. The day included a couple ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • PHS FFA competes in speech contest

    Luke Schultz, McKenzie Cain and Hailey Hilmes participated in the Section 3 FFA public speaking contest Wednesday, March 4, at Cambridge Hig ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Noteworthy

    In Hollywood, “The Sound of Music” turns 50 this year. In my household, it turns 10 this July. Allow me to explain.This was the week the rec ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • First Person — Mary Gary McKinney

    Mary Gay McKinneyCity: Princeton.Where did you grow up: Winder, Ga., a lovely town about 50 miles from Atlanta.Family: I live with my life p ...
    March 4, 2015 - 2:32 pm
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  • Park district looks at bids, insurance and more ...

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Park District opened bids to purchase a new 2015 chassis cab truck Wednesday, Feb. 25.
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Farm Bureau Young Leaders plans outing

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee will take part in the annual District 4 YL curling outing from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, M ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Sauk Valley Home and Garden Show set for March 14-15

    STERLING — If you are planning a home remodeling project or just want new ideas to spruce up your home or garden, make plans to attend the Sauk Valley ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Relay for Life fundraiser

    LADD — A Rip’s Night Out, supporting the Angels Among Us Relay for Life team, will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. A chicken dinner, quar ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Bureau Valley sets meeting

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley School Board has set a special board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the high school commons. The agenda includes a pres ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Drugs, depression, suicide ...

    PRINCETON — Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) is inviting area residents to attend and participate in a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. T ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Where does BuEComm stand?

    The Bureau County 911 ETSB Board voted unanimously on Thursday, Feb. 26, to partner with the cities of Peru, LaSalle and Oglesby on the Illinois Valle ...
    March 4, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Down with debt ... best budget yet

    PRINCETON — According to Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson, the budget discussed at the Monday night, March 2, budget meeting is the best budget the ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • It’s never too cold for ice cream

    Blake Junis, 3, and his sister, Charlotte Junis, 1, enjoy their first Dairy Queen treat of the season. Even though the temperature outside was below f ...
    March 4, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Fund reserves

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Council passed a resolution on Monday, March 2, urging Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly to protect full fu ...
    March 4, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Illinois Valley all-time scoring leaders

    This list includes in the Illinois Valley area as well as schools in the BCR coverage area. BOYS 1. ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Finishing the climb

    Bureau Valley senior Parker Neuhalfen left a lot of smoke on his trail in his assault on the all-time area scoring records.
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Gordie Gillespie — more than a coach

    A legendary icon in the sports world went to heaven Saturday evening, Feb. 28, 2015. Gordie Gillespie died at the age of 88. A man who could detect in ...
    UPDATED: March 6, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Jaques finds a new home at ICC

    Abby Jaques thought she had her college plans all mapped out; then she made a last-minute visit to Illinois Central College.
    March 6, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Sport Shorts

    PYBSL sign-ups PRINCETON — Princeton Youth Baseball and Softball, in partnership with the Princeton ...
    UPDATED: March 6, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Tanglers, Thundercats advance to sectional

    The Tiger Town Tanglers qualified 14 of 20 wrestlers for sectionals competing out of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation West Regional in Washingto ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Storm can’t make up the difference of 12-0 deficit

    FARMINGTON — Jason Marquis knew his Bureau Valley Storm basketball team would never give up in Tuesday, March 2’s 2A sectional semifinal contest again ...
    March 4, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • Leibing, Reiley named TRAC Players of the Year

    Amboy’s Kaitlyn Leibing (East) and Prophetstown’s Corrie Reiley (West) were named as the Players of the Year in the Three Rivers Conference for the 20 ...
    March 4, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Seniors bring Storm basketball back

    FARMINGTON — It’s safe to say Bureau Valley Storm basketball is back.One half of the new Farmington ...
    March 4, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Princeton wins two titles

    PRINCETON — The Princeton boys teams enjoyed some home cooking in the annual Booster Club Shootout over the weekend.
    March 4, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Barbara Oleson

    LAMOILLE — Barbara J. Oleson, 71, of Burnett Street, LaMoille, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria following a co ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Alice Pohanka

    CHENOA — Alice L. Pohanka, 88, of Chenoa, formerly of Princeton, died at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloom ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Eva Mae Jackson

    NEPONSET — Eva Mae Jackson, 95, of Princeton, formerly of Neponset, died at 4:01 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at Manor Court of Princeton.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Jackson Frank

    BUDA — A memorial service for Jackson L. Frank, infant son of Kevin and Sarah (Hill) Frank of Buda, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Norber ...
    March 4, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Kimberly Mantel

    PRINCETON — Kimberly E. Mantel, 55, of Princeton passed away peacefully Monday evening, March 2, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family and car ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • John 'Jack' Unholz

    PRINCETON — Jack Unholz, 71, of Princeton passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2015, at home after an extended illness.
    March 4, 2015 - 7:42 am
  • Eva Jackson

    NEPONSET — Eva Mae Jackson, 95, of Princeton, formerly of Neponset, died at 4:01 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at Manor Court of Princeton.
    March 3, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Frederick Ericson

    PRINCETON — Frederick Adolf Ericson, 70, of Princeton passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2015, at Colonial Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Charles Lane

    WALNUT — Charles F. Lane, 77, of Walnut died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Arden Courts in Glen Ellyn. C ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Glennie Anderson

    LASALLE — Glennie Mason (Thiry) Anderson, 78, of LaSalle, formerly of Ottawa, died Sunday evening, March 1, 2014, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Possession of cannabisAnthony S. Montgomery, 42, of Chicago was charged with possession of cannabis, ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestRaychael E. Alvarez, 21, of Anamosa, Iowa, turned herself in at the Spring Valley Poli ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsRyan M. Demuynck, 29, of Mineral lost control of his vehicle and rolled it into the ditch a ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal damage to propertyPaul C. Hayden, 32, of LaSalle was charged with criminal damage to proper ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery arrestsDaniel P. McAdams, 38, of LaSalle was charged with battery in the 200 block of East S ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Owens is sentenced on heroin felony

    PRINCETON — A Princeton woman has been sentenced to serve 10 weekends in the Bureau County Jail for the Class 2 felony, unlawful delivery of a control ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Louise Robich, 93, of Spring Valley and Shirley A. Eide, 67 ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illinois State PoliceAccidentA semi-trailer driven by Jesus J. Zigler, 35, of Summitt was involved i ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by Anthony S. Bickett, 26, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Bureau County SheriffAccidentsJohn M. Gray, 69, of Tiskilwa was involved in an accident at 4:05 p.m. ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • A lethal legacy

    Two marijuana bills are now being considered in the Illinois State Senate and Illinois House. The Ca ...
    March 4, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Camping out, big family style

    Last week, my kids were talking about what they’d like to do this summer. I froze mid-step when I heard one of their ideas — camping.
    March 4, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Here we go again!

    Some lawmakers in Springfield are again trying to make government less transparent.State Rep. Joe So ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Ag education critical to ag industry’s future

    The Illinois Leadership Council for Agriculture Education (ILCAE) urges supporters to contact Gov. Rauner’s office and their legislators to protect th ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s difficult to believe we’ll be setting our clocks ahead one hour this coming weekend! That’s right! On Sunday, March 8, we’ll spring forward an ho ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • The ‘leveling’ principle

    Am I misinterpreting Zita Henneberry’s comments concerning the Texas celebration of Kris Kyle Day? I ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Henri’s Bakery, Princeton, opened the first week in November 1925 with half page ads in the Bureau County Republican touting their baked goods, pastri ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    A group of us from the Bureau County Republican attended a trivia night, hosted by the Princeton Public Schools Foundation, on Saturday evening. I saw ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Chris Kyle Day ...

    In the state of Texas, Feb. 2 has been proclaimed Chris Kyle Day by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in honor of the American hero.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Hennepin plant’s health damage

    The Hennepin coal-fired power plant pollutes the skies, endangers your health and leaves the most vulnerable people holding the bag. Children, the eld ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • PHS FFA competes in speech contest

    Luke Schultz, McKenzie Cain and Hailey Hilmes participated in the Section 3 FFA public speaking contest Wednesday, March 4, at Cambridge High School. ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Equine Seminar offered at Black Hawk East

    KEWANEE — Farm Bureaus, Black Hawk East and U of I Extension Units are working together to provide a educational equine seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Soil nutrient management class is March 23

    OGLESBY — A new class on soil nutrient management is being offered by University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Valley Community College. This cla ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Deadline extended for CSP

    LYONS, Neb. — USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Ste ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Dr. Blanford joining Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital has recently finalized a recruitment and employment agreement with Dr. Christopher Blanford, who will be joining D ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • SVCC holds OSHA safety conference

    DIXON — Sauk Valley Community College, in partnership with OSHA presenters and personnel, will provide training, information and resources on a variet ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • IVAC plans Business Breakfast Seminar

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development (IVAC) will hold its Business Breakfast Seminar at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, M ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Regional Analysis Report being presented

    OGLESBY — The North Central Illinois Council of Governments Economic Development District Meeting is being held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Illino ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Shooting Sports receives donation

    Bureau County 4-H Shooting Sports, a program of the University of Illinois Extension, received a $500 donation from Bureau County Pheasants Forever. T ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Farmers use best management practices to protect environment

    As an Illinois soybean farmer, I care about maintaining soil and water health for my family and for all consumers.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Comedy night planned in Ladd

    LADD — Laughter with style, a comedy night for women, will raise money for the Ladd 125th anniversary celebration. The event will also feature a style ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Saturday, March 7, to Keith Dickinson. ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Hewitt named to dean’s list

    JACKSONVILLE — Taylor Hewitt of Manlius was named to the 2014 fall semester dean’s list at MacMurray College. She is a junior criminal justice and hom ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Residents celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Colonial Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre recently celebrated Valentine’s Day with a day full of fun activities. The day included a couples dinner f ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Community Notes

    Support groupPRINCETON — The Bureau Valley Volunteer Hospice will host its monthly grief and loss su ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Doris Bohm will celebrate 90th birthday

    An open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Doris Bohm will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Kasbeer Community Church in Kasbee ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Widmark portrays Viking on perilous treasure hunt

    PRINCETON — During his long Hollywood career, Princeton’s own Richard Widmark portrayed criminals, cops, doctors, lawyers, Indian fighters, historical ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • PHS inducts 14 into National Honor Society

    PRINCETON — Princeton High School inducted 14 new members into its National Honor Society on Jan. 25.
    March 4, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Thursday, March 5, to Pastor Scott and Trisha Schmidt. Happy anniversary on Friday, March 6, to Rex and Roszan Conger. From you ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Community Notes

    Rotary meetingWALNUT — Carol Alcorn, executive director of the Illinois Valley Public Action to Deli ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:03 pm

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