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  • And the winner is ...

    Steve Bouslog, president of the Youth Service Bureau Foundation, draws the winning stub of Tonia Zens of Mark in a fundraising raffle for a ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Lightning strikes twice for WBVL title

    LAMOILLE — Dan Kolb wanted to make two competitive teams when he selected the two Bureau Valley North B League Softball teams this summer. H ...
    July 21, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Manlius takes 50th Little League final

    WALNUT — The 50th consecutive championship game of the Western Bureau Valley Little League was a memorable one with Manlius defeating top se ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Tiger Tennis Classic

    PRINCETON — Rick Peacock and Mike Murfin made the most of second chances in Saturday’s Tiger Tennis Classic.Peacock (Princeton) and Murfin ( ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Getting a ride on the Z-Tour

    More than 575 people participated in Saturday's Z-Tour event, including this rider and the four-legged friend who got to ride along in the c ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Giving away the Lions' share ...

    The Princeton Lions Club recently made their annual donation distribution to several local community organizations. They were able to give a ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:02 pm
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  • Dimond Bros. donates to Believe

    Employees of Dimond Bros. Insurance in Princeton recently held an event and raised $1,400 for Believe, a local nonprofit organization that customizes ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Giving away the Lions' share ...

    The Princeton Lions Club recently made their annual donation distribution to several local community organizations. They were able to give a total of ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • More Music on Main

    Audio Drive belts out another song during the Music on Main event, held on Sheffield’s Main Street. The annual event drew a large crowd, and included ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Good eats from the parishioners at St. Patrick’s

    ARLINGTON — A group of parishioners at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Arlington came together last year with efforts to produce a cookbook filled wi ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • And the winner is ...

    Steve Bouslog, president of the Youth Service Bureau Foundation, draws the winning stub of Tonia Zens of Mark in a fundraising raffle for a weekend pa ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Getting a ride on the Z-Tour

    More than 575 people participated in Saturday's Z-Tour event, including this rider and the four-legged friend who got to ride along in the comfort of ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Remembering Dick Nelson

    PRINCETON — Longtime Princeton entrepreneur and community leader Richard “Dick” Nelson is being remembered as a highly successful businessman who beli ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Still reeling from Great Recession

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s been called the Great Recession, when speculation in the housing market by financial institutions resulted in an estimated $8 trill ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • The way we used to do it

    Shawn Borri demonstrates how music was made through the use of an antique 1888 recording phonograph during Saturday’s 37th annual Ol’ Fashun Threshun ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Bird tests positive for WNV

    PRINCETON — Area surveillance for the West Nile Virus (WNV) has confirmed a dead crow in Sterling has tested positive for the virus.
    July 21, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Happenings

    TENNIS Tiger Classic PRINCETON — The Tiger Tennis Classic will be coming up with singles play this w ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Z Tour

    Cyclists make the turn at the corner of Thompson Street and Euclid Avenue in Princeton for the home stretch in Saturday’s annual Z-Tour Ride. Nearly 7 ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    BV JFL update MANLIUS — Bureau Valley Junior Football League will run a four day football camp July ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Lightning strikes twice for WBVL title

    LAMOILLE — Dan Kolb wanted to make two competitive teams when he selected the two Bureau Valley North B League Softball teams this summer. He got the ...
    July 21, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Tiger Tennis Classic

    PRINCETON — Rick Peacock and Mike Murfin made the most of second chances in Saturday’s Tiger Tennis Classic.
    July 21, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Manlius takes 50th Little League final

    WALNUT — The 50th consecutive championship game of the Western Bureau Valley Little League was a memorable one with Manlius defeating top seed Sheffie ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Western Bureau Valley League

    Two champions were crowned in the Western Bureau Valley League Wednesday night.Sheffield-Buda blanke ...
    July 18, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • DePue soccer

    The DePue Committee Latino Soccer League for youth held its last night of games Thursday along the shores of Lake DePue. This was the program’s second ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Like daughter, like mother

    Kathy Farrell has watched her daughter, Katie, win her share of golf events. This time it was mom’s turn.
    July 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Bretag leaves his record with IHSA

    OTTAWA — If you’ve ever seen your name listed in the IHSA Sports Record Book or in the online list of records, chances are that Jerry Bretag played a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Thomas Morris

    MANLUS — Thomas L. Morris, 50, of Manlius died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Tiskilwa. Tom was born N ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Kaecho Saechao

    PRINCETON — Kaecho Saechao, 100, of rural Princeton passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heritage Manor of LaSalle.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Dr. Clem Mattson

    CHERRY — Dr. Clem Jacob Mattson, 77, of Cherry, formerly of Tomah, Wis., Passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Pe ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Geraldine Blitsch

    PRINCETON — Geraldine Ann Blitsch, 80, of Princeton died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heartland Health Care in Henry surrounded by her loved ones.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • Kaecho Saechoa

    PRINCETON — Kaecho Saechao, 100, of rural Princeton passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heritage Manor of LaSalle.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Richard 'Dick' Nelson

    PRINCETON — Richard L. "Dick" Nelson, 79, of Princeton died suddenly at home on Friday, July 18, 2014.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Lawrence Thome

    TAMPICO — Lawrence E. Thome, 75, of Tampico died Friday, July 18, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    July 21, 2014 - 8:20 am
  • Richard 'Dick' Nelson

    PRINCETON — Richard "Dick" Nelson, 79, of Princeton passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at home. Serv ...
    July 18, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Mary Winifred Norris

    PRINCETON — A memorial celebration for Mary Winifred Skinner Walter Norris, who passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Sprin ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Zachary Collier

    PRINCETON — Zachary I. Collier, 38, of Princeton died Monday, July 14, 2014, at his residence. Zach ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Betty A. Stocking, 67, of Wyanet and Eliza ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestRichard L. Stone, 36, of Spring Valley was picked up at 7:40 p.m. July 20 at his home ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Jessica M. Case, 26, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance vio ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsBrittany A. Bejster, 20, of Malden was traveling at 9:55 p.m. July 7 on Angling Road, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA vehicle driven by Todd E. Milnes, 52, of Princeton went off the right shoulder are ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestEdgar Mendez, 24, of Spring Valley was picked up on Mautino Drive near Ladd Road at 11 ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Driving with suspended/revoked licenseHolly Blades, 33, of Wyanet was charged with driving with a su ...
    July 11, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Thompson pleads guilty to felony

    PRINCETON — A homeless man has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of another’s debit c ...
    July 11, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Robert L. Dombrowski, 42, of Spring Valley was charged with the city ordin ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Crashes Travis Daniel Petersen, 21, of Princeton and Burton L. Conklin, 76, of Wyanet were involved ...
    July 4, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Service line protection

    Recently, the Bureau County Republican published an article, “Buyer beware: Spring Valley asks residents to be cautious,” regarding mailings local res ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • ‘A big difference’

    Ken Schroeder’s July 15 commentary “In this case ...” contains an inaccuracy. He writes that “Hobby Lobby, a for-profit entity, objected to providing ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Treat them with honor and respect

    This is an open appeal to the Homestead Festival Parade committee. As Homestead Festival time looms ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It looks like most of the corn that was downed during the storm a few weeks ago has recovered well. I guess Mother Natures takes and gives ... Glad to ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Unbroken

    Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star and World War II hero who died in Los Angeles on July 2, traveled far and wide during his 97 years.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Are we teaching wrong values?

    I grew up during the Depression in the 1930s when people were basically self-sufficient — you had to be— unemployment was about 30 percent of the labo ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Guest Commentary

    Editor’s note: The following exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s Letter to the Editor word requirement, therefore, the BCR will extend the same opp ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. I really liked having the holiday fall on Friday, which gave most a three-day weekend. Several of us at th ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • BV FFA competes in Vocational Agriculture Fair

    MANLIUS — Several members of the Bureau Valley FFA chapter and agricultural education program competed in the Vocational Agriculture Fair held July 1- ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Winded!

    “How much did the wind hurt us?” It is a question that has been asked rather frequently throughout the past two weeks, since the two storms that resul ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Ficek Electric wins state contract

    LASALLE — Jennifer Bias, president of Ficek Electric and Communications Inc., LaSalle, has announced that on July 8, the state of Illinois officially ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Ladd Farm Mart opens

    LADD — Ladd Farm Mart has recently opened its doors in Ladd.Jared Simons, general manager, said the ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • IVCC nursing program gets $20,000 donation

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College nursing program recently received $20,000 for instructional equipment from the Adele Bucar estate.
    July 16, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Foes is Wyanet Carpet’s new interior designer

    PRINCETON — Kim Foes of Mineral is the new interior designer at Wyanet Carpet in Princeton.“I am rea ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • IVCH nurse earns ABCGN certification

    PERU — Chris Debosik, a registered nurse at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, has been certified by the American Board of Certification for Gastroen ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Ag summary

    Heavy rains continued to soak the northwest and northeast districts last week while the southern half of the state received less than average precipit ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Meet Suzie the sow

    I would like to introduce you to Suzie. She is a sow on our farm.Her ear tag number is 2287. She joi ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Heartland donation

    Jill Frueh, Bureau County Farm Bureau manager, accepts a donation from Derek Fetzer, vice president of agribusiness at Heartland Bank and Trust Co. in ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Sweet Corn Festival food contest

    MENDOTA — The very popular Sweet Corn Festival food contest, sponsored by Illinois Frame Inc. of Mendota, will take place on Aug. 9 of the Sweet Corn ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Relay for Life receives a donation

    Participants in the April 24 IV Talent Showcase at Illinois Valley Community College present a $1,000 check to Nancy Jackson of the American Cancer ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Community Notes

    Moose Autorama PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host its Moose Autorama from 9 a.m. to 3 p ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Wednesday to Birney and Julie Brown. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Military veterans to be honored July 25

    PROPHETSTOWN — Prophetstown American Legion Post 522 will host a special program honoring military veterans on July 25 in Prophetstown and the public ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Festival 56 closes with 'Into the Woods'

    PRINCETON — Festival 56 will close out its summer season with the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" presented at the Grace Performing Arts Cen ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Aurora University announces dean's list

    AURORA — Aurora University has released its spring 2014 dean’s list. Area students who made the list with high honors are Joshua Kieffer of Princeton ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Knobloch receives dean's list

    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. — Leah Knobloch of Bradford has been names to the 2014 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cit ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Murray receives dean's list

    ROCKFORD — Michael Murray of Princeton has been named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Rockford University. Students attending Rockford University we ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Elks Lodge will host Life Line Screening

    PRINCETON — Residents living in and around the Princeton community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture on July 31 ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:04 pm

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