Fair
27°FFairFull Forecast
Fri, January 30, 2015 Sunny, 27°F|Forecast

Local Headlines

More News

  • Local News

  • Local Sports

  • Obituaries

  • Police/Fire Reports

  • Opinion

  • Business/Agriculture

  • Lifestyle

  • Emergency responders busy Monday

    A quick drop in evening temperatures on Monday, Jan. 26 created slick roads and treacherous road conditions for travelers.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • BV looks at facility options

    MANLIUS — It was a crowded house at the Bureau Valley School Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27.Sever ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Smith: ‘This gives me hope’

    PRINCETON — With the change in governor comes a change in budgeting, said Princeton Elementary Superintendent Tim Smith.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • A Vested Interest in Chica

    PRINCETON — Bureau County Sheriff’s Office K9, Chica, has received a ballistic vest, thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that raised more than $335,0 ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Deadline draws near for Marketplace sign-up

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 78 percent of Illinois consumers who signed up for coverage through the Health In ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Extension offering webinars for young adults

    HENRY — Registration is now open for the “Life Transitions” webinar series from the University of Illinois Extension. This free program is geared for ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Mark Dvorak entertains Princeton crowd

    Mark Dvorak, Chicago’s “official troubadour,” entertained a crowd Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Princeton Coffeehouse, located at Open Prairie, United Chu ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Dishing up fun at the Bureau County Metro Center

    PRINCETON — This past weekend the Princeton Park District hosted its Chili Cook-Off at the Bureau County Metro Center.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • BBB offers volunteering tips

    Donating your time to charity is just as meaningful as making a cash contribution. The right match can help you find friends, learn new skills and eve ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Five safety tips to keep kids warm in the winter

    The weather may be a lot colder in the winter, but that doesn’t stop kids from playing outdoors – especially when it’s snowing outside. Still, the col ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Bellino will not coach at SBA

    It's official. John Bellino will not return as the head football coach at St. Bede Academy. Bellino ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Sports update

    The finals of the Tri-County Conference boys basketball tournament at Putnam County High School have been set.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Storm use fast start to sink Tigresses

    MANLIUS — A slow start did the Princeton Tigresses in against the Bureau Valley Storm as they suffered a 51-32 loss Monday, Jan. 26 in the Storm Cella ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Lady Lions capture Senior Night victory

    The LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions made their Senior Night a memorable one, defeating visiting Henry 51-41 Monday, Jan. 26.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Panthers trip rival Henry

    Host Putnam County moved into the semifinals of the Tri-County Conference boys basketball tournament, defeating rival Henry 65-43 Tuesday, Jan. 27.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Gators to carry torch at State Winter Games

    Missy Anderson and Theresa McLachlin of the Gateway Gators have been selected to carry the torch for the Winter State Games in Galena.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Tigers sixth at LeRoy

    Princeton had a good day at the LeRoy Tournament Saturday, Jan. 24, placing seven out of nine wrestlers and taking sixth place as a team out of 14 wit ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Hoops Shoot

    ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Dolphins swim to second place

    ROCKFORD – The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins traveled for a triangular swim meet Jan. 24 against the Rock River Valley Stingrays and the Ottawa YMCA D ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Happenings

    The $500 shot PRINCETON — There will be a $500 halfcourt shot contest during halftime of the Bureau ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Larry Pfeiffer

    PRINCETON — Larry Arthur Pfeiffer, 70, of Normal, formerly of Princeton, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
    UPDATED: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Janine Tyson

    DEPUE — Janine Tyson, 70, of DePue died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in her home. Services will be at ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 8:45 am
  • Walter Frank

    WALNUT — Walter L. Frank, 89, of Walnut died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Donald Hilton

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. — Donald Richard Hilton, 80, of Oakland Park, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Thomas Burke

    PRINCETON — Thomas Michael Burke, 78, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Ruth Park

    PERU — Ruth “Carol” (Hardy) Park, 95, of Peru passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Mendota.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Kathleen Allen-Dyer

    PRINCETON — Kathleen F. Allen-Dyer, 94, of Princeton died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Richard Bradley

    WYANET — Richard G. Bradley, 80, of Wyanet died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Long Term Care Center, Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Robert Colby

    PRINCETON — Robert “Bob” Atlee Colby, 67, of Princeton, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Pearl Heward

    SHERMAN — Pearl Heward, 93, of Sherman, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Villa Health Care in Sherman.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestNicole M. Croissant, 28, of Spring Valley was picked up in the 100 block of South Spal ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Putnam County sign thefts

    HENNEPIN — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the recent theft of stop signs, railroad signs and various other road s ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery Melissa A. McDaniel, 34, of LaMoille was charged with battery in the 300 block of West Saint ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license revokedKyle E. Simmons, 21, of Streator was charged with driving while license ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Ryan S. Johnson, 30, of Princeton lost control of his vehicle on ice and went into the dit ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Harold Parr, 61, of Princeton was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 180 near Route 6 at 8:25 p.m. Jan. 6.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Warrant arrestAndrew L. Martinez, 28, of DePue was charged with an in-state warrant and possession o ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Battery Christopher J. Smith, 45, of Ladd was charged with battery in the 1400 block of West Peru St ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Illinois State Police

    DU Dwayne J. Gembeck, 52, of Mendota was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, opera ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Duckworth sentenced to prison

    PRINCETON — A Wyanet man was sentenced to serve four and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after a plea agreement.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • ‘Come follow me’

    What I would like to see in a politician — Republican or Democrat — is a person who would say COME FOLLOW  ME, similar to what Jesus said in Mark’s Go ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Even a title can be misleading

    There are many titles a person can choose, but we should be sure that we can fulfill the duties before we make a choice. There are for instance some j ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    If you’re looking for something for which to be thankful, check out the weather situation in the Northeast. Whoa! Even though the snow is steadily fal ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • PPL ... wants you!

    The year 2014 was a great and busy one for the Princeton Public Library, but 2015 brings even more pressure to improve our services. One way of doing ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • What will the county board do?

    A large number of Greenville Township homeowners are concerned as to whether or not the Bureau County Board will enforce the existing county ordinance ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • ‘Dear Soldier’ ... thank you!

    Before I came to work at the Bureau County Republican, I worked as a trail guide at Fox River Resort in Norway. There I cared for their horses and led ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • The selfie

    I heard somewhere that 2014 was deemed, "The Year of the Selfie." For those who don't embrace technology, a "selfie" is a photo you take of yourself w ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    The warmer temperatures the past few days have been a wonderful reprieve, in the scope of winter weather. But I wouldn’t get used to it ... Mother Nat ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • An Alpine adventure

    I have not seen or heard any advertising to come to Princeton and see the Alps down the center of a major highway. Visitors usually flock to Princeton ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We survived the deep freeze! Yee-ha! Like most of you, I’m not fond of those brutal temperatures, but in the scope of things, it could always be worse ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • USDA releases 2014 crop report for Illinois

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its report of the 2014 crop harvest figures for Illinois.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Farm Bureau offers driving seminar

    The Farm Bureau will host an on the road seminar about the motor vehicle regulations for Illinois farmers.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • County ag fairs contribute to local economies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — Attendees of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) annual meeting heard the results of the Economic Impact of Illinois A ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Farm Bureau announces 2015 trips

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau has announced its trips for the 2015 travel season. There will be an informational meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Weathering the winter

    Happy New Year fellow BCR readers. This 2015 year, I will continue writing for the BCR newspaper in the area of the beef industry.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Look. Up in the sky. It’s a ...

    Agriculture has always embraced technology, and there is a new technology, or at least a new approach to the use of a technology, that may provide sig ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Eligibility change for USDA housing programs

    CHAMPAIGN — Changes in whether a geographic area is classified as rural or non-rural may affect applicants for the USDA Rural Development Single Famil ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • U of I Extension offers Farm Bill training

    OGLESBY — The University of Illinois Extension will provide a regional Farm Bill training from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at Illinois Valley Community College ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Extension offers beekeeping webinar

    HENRY — University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam counties will again host the next in the series of the Four Seasons gardening webinars. Join ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • WIU dean’s list

    MACOMB/MOLINE — More than 1,666 undergraduates students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the 2014 fall semester dean’s list.
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Monday, Feb. 2, to Annette Schnabel. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Hap ...
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Doty speaks to Princeton DAR members

    PRINCETON — Charles Doty of Princeton, a 90-year-old veteran of World War II, talked about his wartime experiences in Africa, Italy and France to memb ...
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Community Notes

    Golden Eagles meetingWYANET — The Wyanet Golden Eagles will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, for ...
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Foehring earns degree

    EUREKA — Lisa Foehring of Princeton was awarded a degree in communication from Eureka College during winter graduation exercises on Dec. 13.
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Mount Mercy University announces dean’s list

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Katie Hoffert of Hollowayville and Elizabeth Mosbach of Ladd have been named to the 2014 fall semester dean’s list at Mount Mercy ...
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Stirling receives degree

    AMES, Iowa — Anthony Stirling of Spring Valley graduated from Iowa State University during its fall 2014 commencement ceremonies. He received his Mast ...
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Jack and Penny Best celebrate 35th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Jack Best of Princeton will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Sunday.Jack Bes ...
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Kindergarten pre-registration set in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Elementary School has set its kindergarten pre-registration from 7:45 to 10 a.m. and from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Issacsons will note 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Becky) Isaacson of 1940 Freedom Lane, Princeton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Feb. 6.
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:29 pm

National Video