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  • Beating the heat

    Viviana Arevalo takes a big bite of an ice cream cone on Thursday, July 21. Arevalo, like most everyone on Thursday and Friday, did whatever ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • Five Bureau County students earn Zearing Scholarships

    PRINCETON — Robert I. and Delyte K. Zearing established in their trusts, the annual distribution of scholarships to outstanding students who ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Donation for food pantry

    Hall High School staff were able to wear jeans the last week of the school year if they donated to the Hall Township Food Pantry. ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Hole No. 7 lucky at Wyaton Hills

    Two linksters found the No. 7 hole at Wyaton Hills Golf Course to be lucky.Steve Solorio of DePue celebrate the 4th of July with a bang by s ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Logan Junior High School Volleyball Camp

    PRINCETON — Coaches Hallie May and Amy Vigars had more than 50 girls between Grades 5-8, including 33 in the 7-8 session art the Logan Junio ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:24 pm
  • When they were Giants

    Editor’s note: The Bureau County Sports Hall of Fame, which was discontinued as part of the BCR Tribute to Sports program in 2004, is being ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:23 pm
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  • Talking textbooks

    LAMOILLE — The LaMoille School District is updating its textbooks, but some might be more costly than anticipated.
    July 22, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • Children’s advocate addresses council

    PRINCETON — Braveheart Children’s Advocacy Center is working hard to have more of a presence in Princeton.
    July 22, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • Sheer delight at the Bureau County 4-H Fair

    A wool coat won’t be missed during the hot weather at the Bureau County 4-H Fair that’s taking place at the fairgrounds and ends on Sunday, July 24 wi ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • State aid increases for Hall

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall High School Board has a budget for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Mike Struna said at the Wednesday, July 20, schoo ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • Community, parents rally around teacher

    LAMOILLE — As the LaMoille Community Unit School District brings in a new teacher, community members voiced their unease about the district’s choice, ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • Heroes for sale

    PRINCETON — A story of a frightening detective emerging from the shadows of night to protect the innocent from the criminal is rich material for write ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • Who you gonna call ...?

    PRINCETON — Who does the Apollo Theater call for their ghoul problem?Ghostbusters, of course.At leas ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Beating the heat

    Viviana Arevalo takes a big bite of an ice cream cone on Thursday, July 21. Arevalo, like most everyone on Thursday and Friday, did whatever they coul ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • The dog days of summer at the 4-H Fair

    Thursday’s high temperatures caused JenaLee Ohda of Walnut to help Yogi, her 8-month-old Golden Retriever, cool down with a big bowl of water as they ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Area cooling centers

    • SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School in Spring Valley will be open on Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as a cooling center ...
    July 20, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • Hole No. 7 lucky at Wyaton Hills

    Two linksters found the No. 7 hole at Wyaton Hills Golf Course to be lucky.Steve Solorio of DePue ce ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • When they were Giants

    Editor’s note: The Bureau County Sports Hall of Fame, which was discontinued as part of the BCR Tribute to Sports program in 2004, is being brought ba ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:23 pm
  • Logan Junior High School Volleyball Camp

    PRINCETON — Coaches Hallie May and Amy Vigars had more than 50 girls between Grades 5-8, including 33 in the 7-8 session art the Logan Junior High Sch ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:24 pm
  • Sports shorts

    BV JFL update MANLIUS — Registration for the Bureau Valley JFL season has been rescheduled for Mond ...
    July 22, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Bureau County Sports Hall of Fame Honor Roll

    Individuals (year inducted)• Bill Anderson, Ohio, state’s leading scorer in 1943-44 (2002)• Ken Bour ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • Wyanet captures B League crown

    PRINCETON — Lightning struck once, but as folklore suggests, it did not strike twice in Monday’s B League Tournament finals at Zearing Park.
    July 21, 2016 - 8:21 am
  • DePue boat races coming July 29-31

    DEPUE — The DePue Men’s Club will bring the Lake DePue PRO National Boat Races back to town for the 32nd year with racing from July 29-31.
    July 20, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • Happenings

    Slow pitchtournamentTAMPICO — The fourth annual double-elimination men’s slowpitch tourney will be A ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Tiger Tennis Classic doubling up

    The Princeton High School tennis program will double up for the first round of the Tiger Tennis Classic Saturday, July 23.
    July 19, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • S-B, Wyanet II win WBVL titles

    Sheffield-Buda (C League) and Wyanet II (Minor League) have brought home the 2016 championships.C Le ...
    July 18, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Suzanne Dale

    OHIO, Ill. — Suzanne Dale, 86, of Ohio, Ill., died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Heritage Health in Walnut.
    July 21, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Harold Voy

    ROCKFORD — Harold J. Voy, 89, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in his home. Born Dec ...
    July 21, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Gordon Dahl

    WALNUT — Gordon Merle Dahl, 88, of Walnut died Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Gordon was born on April 6 ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Richard Sluis

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Richard L. Sluis, 62, of Orlando, Fla., passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, surrounded by his family, at Conway Lakes Health and Rehab ...
    July 20, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Bonnie Meyer

    PRINCETON — Bonnie Meyer, 66, of Princeton passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 20, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Aaron Crosby

    ALBERS — Aaron J. Crosby, 43, of Albers, formerly of Annawan, entered into rest on Monday, July 18, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family.
    July 20, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Gwen Cissell

    SPRING VALLEY — Gwen M. Cissell, 32, of  Spring Valley died at 3:37 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 19, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • Ida Arlt

    PRINCETON — Ida Alice Arlt, 93, died Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in Peoria surrounded by her family.
    July 19, 2016 - 9:07 am
  • Virginia 'Ginny' Funfsinn

    MENDOTA — Virginia J. “Ginny” Funfsinn, 87, of Mendota passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at Heritage Health Mendota surrounded by her family after a ...
    July 18, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • Robert Lindenmeyer

    PRINCETON — Robert A. Lindenmeyer, 89, of Princeton, formerly of Sublette, died Friday, July 15, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    July 18, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestsGabrielle D. Schafer, 26, of Kasbeer was charged with a suspended driver's license on Route 2 ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Disorderly conductChristian Hass, 24, of LaSalle was charged with disorderly conduct at 30 Cambridge ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Aggravated battery Percy A. Johnson, 45, of Princeton was charged with aggravated battery and aggrav ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Pamela A. Uranich, 49, of Peru was charged with a city ordinance violation ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA parked motorcycle owned by James A. Cromwell of LaMoille was struck by a tow truck on Wes ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI arrestsMichael A. Terrel, 55, of Chicago was charged with driving under the influence of drugs o ...
    July 15, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestChristian P. Hass, 24, of LaSalle was picked up in the 200 block of East Devlin Street ...
    July 15, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    ArrestsMichael A. Terrel, 55, of Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs on I ...
    July 15, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentJames L. Harmon, 28, of DePue was driving when his boat trailer became disconnected and stru ...
    July 15, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Amanda H. Eutis, 27, of Oglesby and Michael E.A. Altizer, 2 ...
    July 15, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Like father, like son

    Greg Wallace had a wonderful article a few weeks ago highlighting Larry Wilcoxen’s caring attitude as an umpire. Those of us who have been around Larr ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Duck Day Afternoon

    It is well-known and indisputable fact that ducks are the fourth most terrifying member of the fowl family, following in order, chickens, turkeys and ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • ‘If it bleeds ...’

    I watch, read and listen to a lot of news. It’s what I do, so I’m inclined to see, watch and listen to what other media outlets are doing as well. I t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • Right on the money

    Here’s my two cents’ worth: I couldn’t be happier that dollar bills are being revamped to include more women and minorities.
    July 20, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • The costs of free trade

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is supposed to be a free trade deal between the U.S., Canada and l0 other countries, including China. I ...
    July 20, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Bad situation will only get worse

    I have ready many articles about the budget impasse in local newspapers. Very few of the articles describe the cause of the present poor economy for I ...
    July 20, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • A pocket full of memories

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about hankies — an item most ladies from yesteryear used to carry with them without fail. Those hankies were a ...
    July 19, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • I am THAT mom

    I am THAT mom.I am the one who just finished cleaning the snake cage, while he snuggled in my bosom ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s a big week for many young people in Bureau County, as the 2016 Bureau County 4-H Fair rolls into town. Held at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in P ...
    July 18, 2016 - 2:21 pm
  • ‘Princeton-proud’

    What could possibly exist in a town of 8,000? asked a skeptical Oklahoma City friend as we prepared to relocate here in June 2013 to be nearer our dau ...
    July 15, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Walnut’s Michael Ganschow to participate in nutrient issues tour

    BLOOMINGTON — In an effort to continue reducing nutrient losses to Illinois waterways, local farmer Michael Ganschow of Walnut, along with 19 Illinois ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • IVCC partners with U of I for ag research

    OGLESBY — Already working closely to build and expand the Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program, IVCC and the University of Illinois E ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Farmers State Bank of Sublette sold

    SUBLETTE — Farmers State Bank of Sublette, chartered in 1920, has been sold to NBE Bancshares Inc. (Pioneer).
    July 20, 2016 - 1:32 pm
  • Couple opens Rodeo Tacos

    PRINCETON — Thomas Aguilera and his wife, Norma Payan, have recently opened Rodeo Tacos in Princeton at 1007 N. Main St.
    July 20, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Health department releases inspection scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Luckey-Reynolds appointed to council

    STREATOR — Cara M. Luckey-Reynolds, associate attorney at Myers, Berry, O’Conor & Churney Ltd., was recently appointed to the Illinois State Bar Assoc ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • All the working parts

    ANNAWAN — Working for yourself, doing what you love, surrounded by friends you trust while making good money to support the family you cherish. … It’s ...
    July 15, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Order early and save money at Illinois State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD — The 2016 Illinois State Fair will be here before you know it, and fair officials are reminding fair-goers there is an opportunity to sav ...
    July 15, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • 4-H Sale of Champions is on July 23

    PRINCETON — The 4-H Sale of Champions Committee will sponsor the annual Bob Talbot Memorial 4-H Sale of Champions at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at t ...
    July 19, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • Midland States Regional Market President Jeffrey A. Lovett dies

    EFFINGHAM – Midland States Bank has announced it will temporarily close five locations on Thursday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow employees ...
    July 13, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • Neil Simon comedy completes summer season at Festival 56

    PRINCETON — Neil Simon’s comedy “Brighton Beach Memoirs” marks the grand finale of Festival 56’s summer season. The show opens Wednesday, July 27, and ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:38 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Saturday, July 23, to Birney and Julie Brown. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    July 22, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Community Notes

    Meeting announcedPRINCETON — Bureau County Mounted Search and Rescue will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, J ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Walnut fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s

    WALNUT — Multiple events are being planned for a fundraiser which will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in their ongoing efforts to find a cure ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:34 pm
  • ICC releases spring dean’s list

    EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College in East Peoria presented dean’s list honors to students who earned a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4. ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Five Bureau County students earn Zearing Scholarships

    PRINCETON — Robert I. and Delyte K. Zearing established in their trusts, the annual distribution of scholarships to outstanding students who will be a ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Donation for food pantry

    Hall High School staff were able to wear jeans the last week of the school year if they donated to the Hall Township Food Pantry.
    July 22, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Wyatts will celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wyatt of 108 W. 135th, Skiatook, Okla., will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a party and buffet on Saturday, July 30, ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • University of Iowa dean’s list

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa has released its spring 2016 dean’s list. Area students included on the list were: Alex Olivares of Ladd, Ell ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • Millikin University spring dean’s list

    DECATUR — Millikin University in Decatur has released the names of students included on its spring 2016 dean’s list. Students who attempt 12 graded cr ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:26 pm