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  • And the band played on ...

    Mason Hunt (in back), last year’s drum major at Princeton High School, instructs PHS band members on their marching steps on the practice fi ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • PAC announces fourth annual Concert in the Park

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will present its fourth annual Concert in the Park, featuring “Alison Coyer and Friends” at 6 p.m. Aug. ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • SBA youth cheer camp planned

    Pre-K through fourth-grade participants in the June 19-21 Boppin’ Bruins Cheer Camp watch the 5-8 grade participants and current SBA cheerle ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Hall cheerleaders attend camp

    Hall High School cheerleaders attended UCA cheer camp June 23-26 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. They trained in mounts, cheers, stunt ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Stanmar Scholarship winner announced

    SPRING VALLEY — Samantha George of LaSalle has been named the recipient of this year’s $1,000 Dr. Margaret Stanmar Scholarship, chosen by th ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Group promotes motorcycle awareness

    On May 18, the Twin Rivers Chapter of ABATE of Illinois joined with IDOT to help raise motorcycle awareness by washing vehicle windshields a ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 12:49 pm
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  • The ramp and pier are closed!

    PRINCETON — Once again, the public is asked to stay off the ramp leading to the fishing dock at the Zearing Park pond.
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Helping out the hungry

    BCR photo/Donna BarkerHelping out the hungryRebecca Wilson (back left) and her children Leah Wilson, ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • And the band played on ...

    Mason Hunt (in back), last year’s drum major at Princeton High School, instructs PHS band members on their marching steps on the practice field at Lit ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Ladd utility customers can now pay online

    LADD — The village of Ladd will offer a new service — online and mobile utility payments.Customers c ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • The number you have called ...

    PRINCETON — Voice mail problems, ambulance fees and weeds were on the minds of Princeton City Council members at Monday’s council meeting at Princeton ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Rethinking medical marijuana

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley City Council has thought twice about the idea of allowing a medical marijuana cultivation site into the city.
    July 23, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Zearing’s Z-Tour deemed a success

    PRINCETON — The fourth annual Z-Tour bike ride was deemed a resounding success by organizers. At Mon ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Three crowns up for grabs

    Contestants are ready and eager for the upcoming Miss Bureau County Fair Queen Pageant, set for Aug. 3 at Princeton High School. Ladies and little lad ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • BV talks evaluations, student growth

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley School Board heard from the district’s three principals on Tuesday, who spoke briefly about the importance of teacher eval ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • First-hand advice from last year's royalty

    The 2013 Little Miss Bureau County Fair Queen MaKenna Maupin (left), 8, of Wyanet chats with some of the contestants who will be vying for the 2014 cr ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Area schools make coaching appointments

    Area school officials are finalizing their coaching staff for the upcoming school year and fall sports season.
    July 25, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    Lady Lions meeting OHIO — New LaMoille/Ohio varsity girls basketball coach Holli Rapp will have a me ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • UWW’s Urbanski receives academic accolades

    SPRING VALLEY — Tony Urbanski of Spring Valley, an Indoor All-American (distance medley relay team member) from Spring Valley, was one of five athlete ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Canale steps down at IVCC

    OGLESBY - Illinois Valley Community College Athletic Director and men’s basketball coach Tommy Canale has announced his resignation after seven years ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • 30 years in the running

    DEPUE — Come hell or high water, or in this case, low water, the DePue Men’s Club has been bringing the Pro National Championship Boat Races to Lake D ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • DePue Racer Profile: Gary Buskirk

    Name: Gary Buskirk.Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.Age: 43.Years in boat racing: 10.Who/what got you s ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • WBVL Little League still a hit at 50

    WALNUT — When Larry Wilcoxen moved from Bradford to Walnut in the early 1960s, he brought Little League baseball with him.
    July 23, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Farm League runners-up

    The Princeton Cardinals took second place in the Western Bureau Valley Farm Tournament. They were sponsored by Herro Consulting, Inc. Team members are ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • White Sox Minor League

    The Princeton White Sox finished sixth in the Western Bureau Valley Minor League Baseball Tournament in Annawan. They were sponsored by Heartland Bank ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • WBVL Farm League champs

    The Annawan Braves baseball team won the Western Bureau Valley Farm League Tournament, scoring 12 runs in the ninth inning to post a 19-9 win over the ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Keith Rohrer

    AVON — Keith E. Rohrer, 67, of Avon passed away at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
    July 25, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Roy Eigsti

    SHELBYVILLE — Roy Eugene Eigsti, 81, of Shelbyville passed away at 8:03 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
    July 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Arlyn Cady

    PROPHETSTOWN — Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home. He was born ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:48 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
  • 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
  • ‘Take an active role’

    Editor’s note: The following guest commentary exceeds the BCR’s 500-word limit for Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR will extend the same oppo ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • 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
  • Heartland Health Care Center receives outstanding survey results

    HENRY — Heartland of Henry has again received outstanding state survey results and with this most recent survey, no deficiencies. The survey is conduc ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Ag summary

    There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 20. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.52 inches, 0.36 inches below normal. Averag ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • A day at the Illinois Junior Beef Association EDGE conference

    Who knew? I’m living in the millennial generation.Anyone born between early 1980s to the early 2000s ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Wallace’s art added to DeBrock Galleria

    GENESEO — Cartoonist Greg Wallace of Walnut has joined DeBrock Galleria in Geneseo.The multi-talente ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Leone opens juniper & mae

    PRINCETON — Mindy Leone has incorporated historical and modern items into her recently opened store called juniper & mae located at 930 N. Main St. in ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Dr. Perona attends golf tourney

    SPRING VALLEY – Dr. Paul Perona, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, recently offered advice to golf fans ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Salzman to speak at luncheon

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College and Starved Rock Startups are hosting a noon luncheon Th ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Taglia named Five Star Professional

    OTTAWA – Linda Taglia of 1st Farm Credit Services has been chosen as a Five Star Professional for 2014.
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Illini State Bank offers investment services

    OGLESBY — Illini State Bank introduces Illini Investment Services, a new division aimed at providing its customers and communities with the investment ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • MCH hosts food service course

    MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered at in Conference Room C at Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th S ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Stanmar Scholarship winner announced

    SPRING VALLEY — Samantha George of LaSalle has been named the recipient of this year’s $1,000 Dr. Margaret Stanmar Scholarship, chosen by the St. Marg ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Princeton woman receives Steven W. Rigazio Scholarship to Eureka College

    EUREKA — Nadia Churchill-Gilstrap of Princeton has received the full-tuition Steven W. Rigazio Scholarship from Eureka College.
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • SBA youth cheer camp planned

    Pre-K through fourth-grade participants in the June 19-21 Boppin’ Bruins Cheer Camp watch the 5-8 grade participants and current SBA cheerleaders perf ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Community Notes

    Benefit plannedKNOXVILLE — The Roxana Miller Family Benefit will be from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, A ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Sunday to Buck Sutliff. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Happy birthday t ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • PAC announces fourth annual Concert in the Park

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will present its fourth annual Concert in the Park, featuring “Alison Coyer and Friends” at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Sold ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Crawfords will note 60th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Ray Crawford of 632 Hidden Lake Drive, Princeton, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Hales will note 60th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hale of 521 Ninth St., Princeton, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • ‘When life throws you a curve ball ...’

    I have always been a firm believer that there are many more good people in this world than bad people. This last weekend my belief was confirmed. The ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Lions Club swears in officers

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Lions Club has sworn in the officers for 2014-15. The officers are: Lewis Bodamer, president; James Rankin, first vice presi ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 12:56 pm

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