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  • Grant approved for fire department

    CHS Corporate Citizenship recently approved a $5,000 grant request submitted by CHS Annawan for the Annawan Alba Fire Protection District. T ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • PHS Scholastic Bowl teams recognized

    PRINCETON — The fresh/soph and varsity Scholastic Bowl teams from Princeton High School gathered together with their families and members of ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Schultz awarded scholarship

    The Bureau County Democratic Party established a scholarship program to assist Bureau County youth in furthering their education and to enco ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Campos awarded scholarship

    The Bureau County Democratic Party established a scholarship program to assist Bureau County youth in furthering their education and to enco ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Howes receives scholarship

    The Bureau County Democratic Party established a scholarship program to assist Bureau County youth in furthering their education and to enco ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Homer a big hit

    WYANET — Homer, the Peoria Chiefs mascot, made a special appearance. ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:49 pm
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  • Missing the beat ...

    PRINCETON — School bands are a ubiquitous presence at community parades, but this year an early end to the school calendar led to assumptions and over ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • DePue vs. the IEPA

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on the public meeting representatives from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency hosted i ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • State budget – Local lawmakers react

    SPRINGFIELD — While the temporary stopgap legislation passed by both legislative chambers Thursday provides much-needed financial relief for schools a ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • ‘Worm’-ing your way into reading fun

    Eve Boggs, 5, of Princeton studies her newly-found friend during the “Worm Races” at Princeton Public Library. On the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Shakespeare in the Park

    The Festival 56 production of Shakespeare’s "The Winter’s Tale" opened Sunday, June 26, in Princeton’s Soldiers and Sailors Park. It will be performed ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Hands-on fun

    Ann Crosby of Annie’s Little Pots in Princeton visited the children’s department of the Princeton Public Library on Thursday, June 30, for a pottery d ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Grant approved for fire department

    CHS Corporate Citizenship recently approved a $5,000 grant request submitted by CHS Annawan for the Annawan Alba Fire Protection District. The funds w ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • Free meals nixed at Bureau Valley

    MANLIUS — Due to lack of support, Bureau Valley School District will discontinue the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) breakfast and lunch program ...
    June 29, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Feeling the 'Pulse' in Princeton

    A candlelight walk in memory of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, Fla., was led by members of the Open Prairie United Church of ...
    June 29, 2016 - 3:47 pm
  • Food, fun and fireworks

    WALNUT — If you’re looking for that hometown feeling, mixed with plenty of entertainment, food and fun, you’ll want to head to Walnut for its annual W ...
    June 29, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • Life’s good north of the border

    Editor’s note: BCR Sports Editor Kevin Hieronymus caught up with St. Bede alum J.A. Happ, now a pitcher for the Blue Jays, in the dugout of U.S. Cellu ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:58 pm
  • Homer a big hit

    WYANET — Homer, the Peoria Chiefs mascot, made a special appearance. ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • Celebrity Charity Golf Classic tees up Aug. 13

    ServiceMaster DSI’s fourth annual Celebrity Charity Golf Classic will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton.
    July 1, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • Free boating safety class offered

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will offer a free ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Making a splash

    The Illinois Valley Titans 12U team won the Swim ‘N Slide Summer Classic in Wisconsin Dells June 10-12. Team members, including players from Bureau Co ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • BCR Female Athlete of the Year finalists

    • Hunter Galassi (Hall/Jr.): The lone junior to crack the top five finalists, Galassi is primed for a banner senior season for Hall. She was the BCR P ...
    June 29, 2016 - 12:53 pm
  • Follow the leader

    MANLIUS — There are two kinds of people in all walks of life and sports. Some people are followers and others are leaders.
    June 29, 2016 - 12:55 pm
  • BCR Female Athletes of the Year

    2015-16 — Darcy Kepner, Bureau Valley2014-15 — Lindsey Hoffert, Bureau Valley2013-14 — Zoe Mead, Pri ...
    June 29, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • District 20 play underway

    The District 20 Tournament season is underway throughout the Illinois Valley.The Little League Softb ...
    June 29, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • Western Bureau Valley League Roundup

    B League Softball• Shaylynn Hartman hit a walk-off hit to lift the Princeton Athletics to a 5-4 win ...
    June 29, 2016 - 12:51 pm
  • Ramniklal Khant

    NORMAL — Ramniklal Khant, 70, of Normal, formerly of Princeton, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family.
    July 1, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Roger Hoxie

    LA MIRADA, Calif. — Roger Willard Hoxie, 73, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at his home in La Mirada.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Richard Wujek

    TROY GROVE — Richard "Rick" Wujek, 67, of Troy Grove passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, June 27, 2016, after an extended illness.
    June 29, 2016 - 1:18 pm
  • April Schlindwein-Williams

    PRINCETON — April Lynn Schlindwein-Williams, 31, of Princeton passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    June 29, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • Howard Drawyer

    BUDA — Howard Leroy Drawyer, 84, of Buda passed away at 7:45 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton surrounded by his fam ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Alicia Stinar

    PRINCETON — Alicia Jean Stinar, 31, of Princeton passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Alicia was born ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • Norman Lucas

    PRINCETON — Norman Edward Lucas, 63, of Princeton passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, in a single motorcycle accident near Champaign.
    June 28, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Donna Goodale

    WALNUT — Donna Jean Goodale, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Heritage Health Nursing Home in Walnut surrounded by her family and ...
    June 28, 2016 - 8:49 am
  • Robert Yates

    PRINCETON — Robert D. Yates of Princeton passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    June 27, 2016 - 1:22 pm
  • Ila Holly

    STERLING — Ila J. Hulstrom Holly, 87, of Sterling passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at the CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    June 27, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestLucius A. Chuck, 19, of Spring Valley was picked up on a LaSalle County warrant for ci ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsEvelyn L. Manrriquez, 69, of Peru and David R. Biddix, 61, of Dover were involved in an acc ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Ralph A. Newell III, 35, of Spring Valley and Bhal L. Patel, 61, of Peru were involved in an accident on Route 6 near Oak Street at 7 a.m. June 28. Ne ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery Louis J. Arnold. 21, homeless, was charged with battery in the 300 block of West Erie Street ...
    June 27, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Pedestrian under influenceBradley K. Gibson, 19, of Spring Valley was charged for pedestrian under t ...
    June 24, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentJames W. Yoon, 26, of Rockford and William D. Glover, 44, of Garland, Texas, were involved i ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Courtney M. Currier, 24, of Oglesby and Christy L. Crowther ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsAn unknown driver struck the southwest corner of the Dollar General building at 116 S. Spau ...
    June 17, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentAustin L. Nordstrom, 19, of Princeton was involved in an accident on Route 34 near 2600 Nort ...
    June 15, 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsTimothy S. Borntraeger, 47, of Spring Grove was involved in an accident on Mary Street near ...
    June 15, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • Traditional? Old-fashioned?

    I like to think of myself as a traditionalist. Actually, most people might prefer to say I’m old-fashioned, but regardless of the description, I hold ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • ‘Until we meet again’

    My brother, Gene Fred Nanninga, died suddenly on July 5, 2015. Gene was just 17 years old when he w ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:51 pm
  • No sweat ...

    This last week, I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time looking at some photographs that are hanging on the walls of my house. Every time I s ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Heavenly hankies

    It was white, had been laundered a bazillion times, and there was usually some kind of embroidery on it — I assume to make it pretty. All women of any ...
    June 30, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • ENOUGH!

    Note to readers: The following editorial, provided by The State Journal-Register, Springfield, has been published in more than 65 newspapers across Il ...
    June 29, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • Responsible journalism

    I take exception to a Letter to the Editor in Thursday’s BCR from Ms. Ann Lasson that was disgruntled with the way a death in the community was handle ...
    June 29, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Workcamp was a great experience for all

    In regards to the 2016 Workcamp: I would like to thank the St. Matthews Lutheran Church and Linda B ...
    June 29, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • My new normal

    I’m just getting back into the swing of things here in the newsroom after taking time off to welcome my first baby to the world. It’s been an adjustme ...
    June 29, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Climbing the Walls

    It's wonderful how people now can trace their family roots back for many generations. My family tree has a mystery, however, that I think even Ancestr ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It was sure a busy weekend. Like I’ve always said, you don’t have to stray too far in our own backyard to find something to do nearly every weekend th ...
    June 27, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • AgVenture adds LaSage as yield specialist

    PRINCETON — AgVenture Pinnacle-Princeton, based at Princeton, has welcomed Emily LaSage as AgVenture yield specialist.
    July 1, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • Rezin wins Women in Politics Making a Difference Award

    State Senator Sue Rezin (R-38) is one of the first winners of the Women in Politics Making a Difference Award presented by the Women’s Legislative Net ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • In service to the ‘Queen’

    PRINCETON — If you want a delicious mango smoothie or a cookie dough Blizzard served with a smile and an open invitation to return, head over to Princ ...
    June 30, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • Princeton Municipal Electric and Telecommunications Department honored

    PRINCETON — For the ninth consecutive year in a row, the city of Princeton Municipal Electric and Telecommunications Department has earned first place ...
    June 29, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • College and high school immunizations

    Immunizations are needed by everyone. We all hope to wait for August, but now is the time to think about college and high school requirements. Here is ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Streator Unlimited receives award

    Streator Unlimited Inc. was recently honored with a Business Leadership Award by the Illinois Workforce Partnership (IWP) in Springfield.
    June 27, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Farm Bureau intern has a busy summer planned

    Hello! My name is Malena Wheeler, and I am the 2016 Bureau County Farm Bureau summer intern. This summer I have the privilege to be shadowing both Jil ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Rumbold wins Angus senior showmanship

    These junior Angus members won top honors in senior showmanship at the 2016 Illinois Junior Angus Association Field Day on June 4 in Bloomington. Pict ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • The Farm Crawl

    The first-ever local Farm Crawl in Bureau County was held Monday, June 20. Three local farms that all participate in the Princeton Farmer’s Market and ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • Central Bank opens Real Estate Center

    PRINCETON — Central Bank has recently opened its Real Estate Center in the former First Federal Savings and Loan Association at 210 S. Main St. in Pri ...
    June 22, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • PHS Scholastic Bowl teams recognized

    PRINCETON — The fresh/soph and varsity Scholastic Bowl teams from Princeton High School gathered together with their families and members of the Princ ...
    July 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Saturday, July 2, to Marilyn Joy Jensen. Have a great day. Love, Mom and Dan Gerber.
    July 1, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Meisels will celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meisel of 1000 14th Ave., Mendota, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.
    July 1, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • Community Notes

    Grief, loss supportPRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital will continue to host the grief and loss supp ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Balensiefen-Doty

    Kent and Cheryl Balensiefen of Buda are announcing the approaching marriage of their daughter, Nicole Balensiefen, to Justin Doty of Walnut. He is the ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • WIU announces spring graduates

    MACOMB/MOLINE — A total of 1,669 students earned academic degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates after the spring 2016 semester at Western Illinoi ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • IVCC releases spring presidential honors list

    OGLESBY — For the spring 2016 semester, more than 170 students were named to the presidential honors list at Illinois Valley Community College. Area s ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • Schultz awarded scholarship

    The Bureau County Democratic Party established a scholarship program to assist Bureau County youth in furthering their education and to encourage part ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Marquette University students earn degrees

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Two area Marquette University students were among about 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who received their diplomas May 22 ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • de Jong accepted into STEM program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dillon de Jong, who was nominated by his teacher, has been accepted into the National Youth Leader Forum: Explore STEM program. He ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:34 pm