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  • Ramp closure announced

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the Interstate 80 westbound ramp to Route 26 in Princeton will be closed from 8 a. ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • It’s fair week in Bureau County!

    Throughout the day, trucks arrived at the fairgrounds and people in each of the buildings worked to prepare for the 161st Bureau County Fair, which wi ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • Perspiration creates inspiration

    LAMOILLE —As the school year begins, LaMoille students are finding ways to beat the heat.At the LaMo ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Homestead Festival Talent Showcase

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    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:09 pm
  • ‘We’re a lot more than that ...’

    Editor’s note: The name of the teenager telling this story has been changed to protect her privacy.“ ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Classic Car Show

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    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Complaints about litter from free publication

    PRINCETON — Following another resident complaint, Princeton City Manager Rachel Skaggs plans to address the issue of the NewShopper being thrown in th ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:46 am
  • Malden Fire Department breakfast

    The Malden Fire Department's annual breakfast was held Sunday. ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • The hunt is on!

    PRINCETON — Heartland Bank’s Great Medallion Hunt is in its 29th year. As in the past, the lucky individual(s) finding Heartland Bank’s Great Medallio ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • Homework for parents

    Summer fun is over. It’s time to put away the swimsuits and dust off the book bags. More than 50 million students are heading into the classrooms. The ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Lady Bruins at a glance:

    Conference: Three Rivers East. Coach: Karrie Damerell. Last year: 15-18 (6-8). Advancement: Los ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Blue-White Night might

    The Princeton Tigers worked on their game in Friday’s Blue-White Scrimmage. The Tigers will line up against Riverdale this Friday to kick off the 2016 ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Weidner rounding back to form

    Haley Weidner wasn't quite the runner last year she was her freshman year in 2014.  Bureau Valley c ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • XC at a glance:

    Who to watch for: Boys - Kurt Bitting, Bureau Valley (Jr.), Gage Ripka-Hall, (Sr.), Wes Schmidt, Hall (So.), Bradley Sirens, Bureau Valley (Jr.). Girl ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    New Lions coachLAMOILLE — Kenny Shrimplin was named as the new varsity boys basketball coach for the ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • BVS seventh-graders win tourney

    The Bureau Valley South seventh-grade team won the BVS Season Starter Volleyball tournament at Bureau Valley High School. The Storm defeated Annawan f ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:40 pm
  • Lady Bruins pulling together as one

    PERU — One single unit putting in hard work and preparing for one goal. That’s where Karrie Damerell says her squad, the St. Bede Lady Bruins, will cr ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • St. Bede volleyball schedule

    Aug. 25 Rock Falls, 7 p.m.Aug. 27 at Early Bird Invite (Hall), 9 a.m.Sept. 1 at Mendota, 6 p.m.Se ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • BVS eighth-graders win tournament

    The Bureau Valley South eighth-grade team won the BVS Season Starter Volleyball tournament at Bureau Valley High School. They finished 2-0, defeating ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:41 pm
  • Salazar is home again

    SPRING VALLEY — Demi Salazar is home again.The former Hall coach is back coaching the Lady Devils th ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Brandon Bickett

    PRINCETON — Brandon N. Bickett, 30, of Tiskilwa died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Denver, Colo. He was ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:32 am
  • Freida Anderson

    PRINCETON — Freida Anderson, 97, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Manor Court of Princeton.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • John Pearson

    EASLEY, S.C. — John J. Pearson, 64, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his home after a lengthy illness.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Shianne Holland

    TAMPICO — Shianne Elizabeth Holland, 15, of Tampico died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in UnityPoint Health, Trinity Rock Island, Rock Island.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Christopher Daszkiewicz

    GLEN ELLYN — Christopher Daszkiewicz, 77, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Christopher was a Polish immigrant, Marine, nature lover, volunteer ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Charles Abell

    TISKILWA — Charles "Charlie" A. Abell, 73, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at his home.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Douglas 'Smitty' Schmidt

    PRINCETON — Douglas "Smitty" Ralph Schmidt, 83, of Princeton passed away at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeto ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • James McInnes

    PRINCETON — James S. McInnes, 73, of Princeton died unexpectedly at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Eugene 'Geno' Ballatti

    PRINCETON — Eugene “Geno” Ballatti, 95, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Eugene Ba ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Bryant Wallace

    PRINCETON — Bryant Wallace, 61, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at his home. Born ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA vehicle driven by Wayne L. Hammerich, 73, of Ladd struck a vehicle owned by Kylee K. Schw ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Morene Guadalupe, 18, of DePue lost control on Route 6 near Mary Street at 1:17 p.m. Aug. 20.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Ohio female and Gary Huffman, 61, of Pekin were involved in a two-vehicle acc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsMarie A. Claus, 80, of DePue struck a parked car trying to jump start another vehicle on La ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsIbrahim Mustafic, 43, of Kennewick, Wash., lost control of his vehicle on a rainy road and ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Dawn M. O'Keefe, 50, of Granville and Andrea L. Dibbern, 37 ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Ohio female and Gary Huffman, 61, of Pekin were involved in a two-vehicle acc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsJames N. Headley, 38, of Buda was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer on ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Olga I Berezecky, 66, of Lockport and Mary V. Clark, 38, of Old Monroe, Mo., were involved in an accident on Route 26 near North 300 North Avenue in O ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftQuadir B. Whitehurst, 33, of Princeton was charged with theft at the intersection of Claude Bai ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Perfecting the performance ...

    My children grew up thinking my mother was a cyborg. She is that grandparent who always had a camera or video camera covering half of her face, giving ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    The Bureau County Fair comes to town this week. For some, it will be a brand new experience, however for many of us, this traditional August activity ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Extend media coverage to all courtrooms

    Letting the public see, and hear, and know more about how the Illinois judicial process works is the goal of an Extended Media Coverage policy that wa ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • A wave of change

    I grew up on a farm. While that meant many things back then, one of the most important traits that distinguished us from city folks was the ability to ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Recalculating

    Technology is a nice thing, right up until the point when you really need it, and then technology leaves you by the side of the road like a jilted lov ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • 'The way it should be'

    Like most Americans, I've read the news stories. I've watched the reports — the ones about African Americans being killed by police; the ones about po ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Coloring outside the lines ...

    I know it stinks that school is going back into session, but my favorite thing of all time happens right at the same time school starts. It’s the Bure ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, it’s that time again. The backpacks are filled with a bazillion dollars worth of new school supplies. New school clothes are hanging in the clos ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • The closing of the East Tower

    In reading what was written (and I’m thankful there’s still real reporting going on) I noticed a couple things that I think the article did not cover ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Why do we need a county administrator?

    After writing an article about the hiring of a new administrator in March, I see in the Aug. 11, 2016, issue of the Bureau County Republican the count ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • I-READ tutor training sessions announced

    OGLESBY — The I-READ Adult Literacy Program at Illinois Valley Community College will conduct free volunteer tutor training sessions starting in Septe ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • LIFT event on Sept. 11

    LASALLE — Christian women of all ages are invited to attend a Ladies In Fellowship Together (LIFT) event at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Grace Unit ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Community Notes

    Auxiliary workshopPRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton will conduct a ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Jared Bartman will open Princeton Coffeehouse season

    PRINCETON — Musician Jared Bartman will open the 2016-17 Princeton Coffeehouse season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. The coffeehouse is located at Op ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Mineral-Gold Fire Department receives donation

    Rick Vondra, general manager of the CHS Ethanol Plant, presented the Mineral-Gold Fire Department with a $1,000 donation check at its August meeting. ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:09 pm
  • St. Bede graduate on the run for clean water

    PERU — Nick Needs, a 2016 graduate of St. Bede Academy, was a dedicated student and exceptional athlete, he ranked in the scholastic top ten of his cl ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Drake University graduates

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Benjamin Dagraedt of Cherry and Lucy Stanke of Spring Valley have graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Dagraedt rec ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • Speedway psychos will reunite on Sunday

    LANGLEY — The Bureau County Speedway has been silenced, and the track has deteriorated, but there are still plenty of racing fans and former racers wh ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Annawan FFA receives donation

    CHS Annawan, a part of CHS Inc., recently made donations to several area schools FFA programs to promote agricultural education and agricultural aware ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • FOE installs officers for 2016-17

    PERU — The Fraternal Order of Eagle Aerie 2688/Peru installed officers in June for 2016-17. They include: Ted Oberholz, president; Michael Hart, vice ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:03 pm