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  • Reagan tour set for Aug. 6

    Remember when you were a student, teacher, parent or administrator at the Reagan school building in Tiskilwa? Come reminisce immediately aft ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Donation for boat races

    Jack Boroski, retail manager at Heartland Bank in Spring Valley, presents the bank’s annual donation for the Pro National Championship Boat ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Diamonds for the senior center

    The Bureau County Senior Center held a fundraiser dinner and concert at the Bureau County Metro Center on Sunday, July 24. The afternoon con ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • Williams elected chief executive officer

    PRINCETON — Princeton Lion Mark Williams was recently elected as council chair for the Lions of Illinois.Council chair is the chief executiv ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Cross country cyclists make stop in Princeton

    PRINCETON — On Sunday, June 26, Princeton’s Open Prairie United Church of Christ welcomed 23 young cyclists who are making their way from Ba ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • Summer Olympics held in Ohio

    The 2016 Summer Olympics were held early at Ohio Grade School with students designing games, flags and participating in a variety of events. ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:07 pm
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  • Auction Calendar

    July 30 — Jim Prevot estate, collection of 500 toy trains, railroad collectibles, miscellaneous toys, 10 a.m., Tumbleson Auction Center, 1635 N. Main ...
    July 27, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Taking steps to unmask a cure

    PRINCETON — When one thinks of a masquerade party, they might visualize a lot of masks, costumes and plenty of fun.
    July 25, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • The national divide ...

    PRINCETON — The tragic police shootings that occurred earlier this month have only fueled concerns about racism and inequality this country continues ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • The biggest backyards in the county

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on public parks and how they survive.PRINCETON ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Fun at the Bureau County 4-H Fair

    PRINCETON — Many youngsters from across the county participated in the Bureau County 4-H Fair held at the Bureau County Fairgrounds.
    July 26, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Reagan tour set for Aug. 6

    Remember when you were a student, teacher, parent or administrator at the Reagan school building in Tiskilwa? Come reminisce immediately after the Pow ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Donation for boat races

    Jack Boroski, retail manager at Heartland Bank in Spring Valley, presents the bank’s annual donation for the Pro National Championship Boat Races to J ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Job report: Illinois loses 2,200 jobs in June

    CHICAGO — Illinois lost 2,200 jobs in June, according to a report released Monday, July 25, by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data show I ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Diamonds for the senior center

    The Bureau County Senior Center held a fundraiser dinner and concert at the Bureau County Metro Center on Sunday, July 24. The afternoon concert featu ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • What is the most important thing you have learned from 4-H?

    "I have learned to care about other people and to work together to get stuff done."Isabella Birkey, ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Rec report

    Slow pitch tournamentThe fourth annual double-elimination men’s slowpitch tourney in Tampico will be ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Mendota alums beat Princeton on gridiron

    at the 6:30 mark of the third quarter.Erik Weber snagged a 5-yard touchdown pass from Cesar Arteaga ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Blaze finish third

    The Bureau County 12U Blaze placed third in the nationals in Peoria. ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Annawan wins WBVL tourney

    WALNUT — Annawan (12-3-1) beat the Princeton Cubs 11-3 in the final of the Western Bureau Valley League to win the tournament Sunday.
    July 25, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • C League consolation champions

    The Princeton White Sox won the consolation championship of the C League Softball Tournament in Walnut. Team members are (front row, from left) Mekenz ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Cubs win instructional baseball title

    The Cubs captured the Princeton Instructional Baseball League championship, defeating the Tigers 7-5. Team members are (front row, left to right) Brod ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:50 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
  • Robert Rueter

    PRINCETON — Robert Michael Rueter shuffled off this mortal coil on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria after being diagnosed with ...
    July 27, 2016 - 8:17 am
  • Guy 'Rocky' Hopper

    PRINCETON — Guy "Rocky" Hopper, 82, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, with his loving family by his side.
    July 25, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Ruby Ringle

    GALVA — Ruby M. Ringle, 96, of Galva, and most recently Courtyard Estates, died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 26, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • College students and alcohol

    Gov. (Bruce) Rauner signed a bill to allow the board of trustees of public universities and community colleges to decide whether to allow the sale of ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Coloring outside the lines ...

    I absolutely love to color which is why my column is called, “Coloring outside the lines.” My mom says I’m practically a coloring fanatic which I am. ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well last week was the hottest and most humid days of the year, which often equates to the same time the Bureau County 4-H Fair rolls into the Bureau ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:42 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 26, 2016 - 7:07 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
  • 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
  • Nutrient and crop cover seminar is Aug. 2

    OGLESBY — Continuing the nutrient loss reduction focus of its recently announced soil research partnership, Illinois Valley Community College and the ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:52 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 26, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • 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
  • By the Book 7-28

    PRINCETON — Thursday, July 28, 2:30 p.m., summer reading program featuring life-sized games: Angry Birds. Green pigs will invade, and yes, birds will ...
    July 27, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • IV Hospice to host ‘My Treasure Chest’ for children

    PERU — A free workshop for children ages 6-14 who have experienced the death of someone close to them will be offered by Illinois Valley Hospice on Sa ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:21 am
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Wednesday, July 27, to Buck Sutliff. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Williams elected chief executive officer

    PRINCETON — Princeton Lion Mark Williams was recently elected as council chair for the Lions of Illinois.
    July 25, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Community Notes

    Cookout plannedPRINCETON — The Tri-County Humane Society will have a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Festival 56 season finale cabaret

    PRINCETON — Festival 56 will present the season finale cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Pri ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Wahlgren graduates

    Lt. Col. Kipp Wahlgren, U.S. Marine Corps, graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pa., with a master’s degree in strategic studies on J ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • Summer Olympics held in Ohio

    The 2016 Summer Olympics were held early at Ohio Grade School with students designing games, flags and participating in a variety of events. The week- ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • Early fall Kansas City weekend rail journey

    Zephyr Route will offer a rail journey for a Kansas City weekend Sept. 9-11. Local area residents can begin this journey from Princeton on Friday at 4 ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • PHS cheerleaders host annual cheer camp

    The Princeton High School cheerleaders hosted their annual Little Tigers Summer Cheer Camp June 22-24. This year, they had 42 participants ranging fro ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:06 pm