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  • Auction Calendar

    Aug. 26 – Joe and Janelle McCarter, real estate, 4 p.m., Lot 14 Ridgefield Road, Deer Run North, Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • PES examining building options

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School board heard several options Monday, Aug. 22, for expanding existing schools or building anew, and next pla ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Hunger, an ecumenical matter

    PRINCETON — For the past six years Pastor Jim Miller and his wife, Cheryl Miller, have been overseeing the cooperative weekly effort to help feed the ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Interactive science introduced

    LAMOILLE — At its meeting Thursday, Aug. 18, the LaMoille Community Unit School Board introduced both its new science teacher, Lori Hendrickson, and t ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Ladd student wins state Americanism Essay Contest

    LADD — An eighth-grade student from Ladd Community Consolidated Elementary School won first place in his division for the 2016 Illinois Americanism Es ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • A rocking block party

    The Prairie Arts Council had its first ever block party Friday, Aug. 19, at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton. Vince Gelsomino and his band, LEGENZ ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Another bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Health Department recently learned a crow collected in Princeton on Aug. 15 has tested positive for West Nile Virus. Thi ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Local author releases new mystery novel

    PRINCETON — Local author and librarian Debra Borys released a new mystery novel on Aug. 1.“A Bull by ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Soil moisture increased throughout Illinois due to recent rains

    CHAMPAIGN — Recent rains increased soil moisture throughout the state, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) P ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • First Person (Marcia Hartwig)

    Town: Princeton. Family: Husband, Bob; two daughters, Ashley and Lindsay; two dogs, Brownie and Mid ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Clippers’ pack nips Rockford Christian

    ROCK FALLS – The overflowing of Centennial Park’s lake forced Tuesday’s Rocket Run to look different than in years past. 
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • Tigresses fall to L-P in season opener

    PRINCETON — The opening night of the 2016 volleyball season didn’t go the way that coach Andy Puck and the Princeton Tigresses would have liked, with ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 1)

    St. Bede (0-0) vs.St. Catherine’s (0-1)Game time: 7 p.m. Friday at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis.BC ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Lady Lions win season opener

    The LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions opened the 2016 volleyball season with a 25-17, 25-13 win over Amboy at LaMoille Monday, Aug. 22.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • On Wisconsin

    When the Amboy/LaMoille Clippers announced it would be sailing out of the Three Rivers Conference one school year early, it left the remaining league ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • 2016 BCR Preseason Team

    Each season brings about a new cast of talent to keep a close eye around the local gridirons. Here’s a look at some of the top players to watch for in ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Stuepfert up for a fight

    AMBOY – Much like the many fish he’s reeled in this summer, George Stuepfert is always up for a good battle against a larger opponent.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Scouting the Area

    Here’s a look at some of the area football teams and their prospects for the 2016 football season:Th ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Storm will put on a show through the air in 2016

    The circus is about to come to Manlius – an aerial circus.A good start to a football team that prefe ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Must-win mode

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Storm will approach each week of the 2016 football season like it’s a must win, and coach Spencer Davis, now in his third ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Robert Noel

    PRINCETON — Robert A. Noel, 67, of Princeton died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Sandy Blum

    ROCKFORD — Sandy M. Ryan Blum, 65, of Rockford passed away Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2016 in Rockford Memorial Hospital.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Brandon Bickett

    PRINCETON — Brandon N. Bickett, 30, of Tiskilwa died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Denver, Colo. He was ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Freida Anderson

    PRINCETON — Freida Anderson, 97, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Manor Court of Princeton.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • John Pearson

    EASLEY, S.C. — John J. Pearson, 64, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his home after a lengthy illness.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Shianne Holland

    TAMPICO — Shianne Elizabeth Holland, 15, of Tampico died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in UnityPoint Health, Trinity Rock Island, Rock Island.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Christopher Daszkiewicz

    GLEN ELLYN — Christopher Daszkiewicz, 77, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Christopher was a Polish immigrant, Marine, nature lover, volunteer ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Charles Abell

    TISKILWA — Charles "Charlie" A. Abell, 73, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at his home.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Douglas 'Smitty' Schmidt

    PRINCETON — Douglas "Smitty" Ralph Schmidt, 83, of Princeton passed away at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeto ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • James McInnes

    PRINCETON — James S. McInnes, 73, of Princeton died unexpectedly at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA vehicle driven by Wayne L. Hammerich, 73, of Ladd struck a vehicle owned by Kylee K. Schw ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Morene Guadalupe, 18, of DePue lost control on Route 6 near Mary Street at 1:17 p.m. Aug. 20.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Ohio female and Gary Huffman, 61, of Pekin were involved in a two-vehicle acc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsMarie A. Claus, 80, of DePue struck a parked car trying to jump start another vehicle on La ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsIbrahim Mustafic, 43, of Kennewick, Wash., lost control of his vehicle on a rainy road and ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Dawn M. O'Keefe, 50, of Granville and Andrea L. Dibbern, 37 ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Ohio female and Gary Huffman, 61, of Pekin were involved in a two-vehicle acc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsJames N. Headley, 38, of Buda was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer on ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Olga I Berezecky, 66, of Lockport and Mary V. Clark, 38, of Old Monroe, Mo., were involved in an accident on Route 26 near North 300 North Avenue in O ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftQuadir B. Whitehurst, 33, of Princeton was charged with theft at the intersection of Claude Bai ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Some young mothers were talking about their favorite fall colors, and one who had five children replied, “The yellow school bus.”
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • What makes a collection?

    Collecting, though not exclusively human, has been thoroughly developed by us and has been broken into countless categories and sub-categories. The pe ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Perfecting the performance ...

    My children grew up thinking my mother was a cyborg. She is that grandparent who always had a camera or video camera covering half of her face, giving ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    The Bureau County Fair comes to town this week. For some, it will be a brand new experience, however for many of us, this traditional August activity ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Extend media coverage to all courtrooms

    Letting the public see, and hear, and know more about how the Illinois judicial process works is the goal of an Extended Media Coverage policy that wa ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • A wave of change

    I grew up on a farm. While that meant many things back then, one of the most important traits that distinguished us from city folks was the ability to ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Recalculating

    Technology is a nice thing, right up until the point when you really need it, and then technology leaves you by the side of the road like a jilted lov ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • 'The way it should be'

    Like most Americans, I've read the news stories. I've watched the reports — the ones about African Americans being killed by police; the ones about po ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Coloring outside the lines ...

    I know it stinks that school is going back into session, but my favorite thing of all time happens right at the same time school starts. It’s the Bure ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, it’s that time again. The backpacks are filled with a bazillion dollars worth of new school supplies. New school clothes are hanging in the clos ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Annual pie contest

    PRINCETON — Bureau County HCE, Home and Community Education, will sponsor the annual pie contest at the Homestead Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Englund family reunion

    PRINCETON — Englund family members from near and far met in Princeton on Aug. 7 for the annual reunion.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Lexi's Lowdown

    Lexi’s Lowdown rating: 2.5 out of 5 starsWho doesn’t like cotton candy? It’s fluffy and melts in you ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Photos from You — Klopcic

    John and Karen Klopcic took this photo of a fawn getting its daily supply of vegetables from their garden. The doe was standing guard several feet awa ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • PHS pom squad attends summer camp

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School pom squad attended the Universal Dance Association’s summer camp at Northern Illinois University in June.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • Prostate screening

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital will offer a prostate cancer screening from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the White Oak Classroom. For an app ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Community Notes

    Book fair and bake salePRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a book fair fr ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to Nick Davis. Love, Stevie, Dottie and baby boy. ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Veldhuisen-Clary

    Kylie Veldhuisen of Marshall, Minn., and Reid Clary of Princeton were united in marriage July 16 at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall, Minn.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • IVADA holds meeting

    STREATOR — The Illinois Valley Activity Director’s Association met Aug. 8 at Heritage Health in Streator. Activity director Kathy Conner hosted the lu ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm