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  • A prescription for fun

    PRINCETON — You could sit in a stuffy classroom and listen to a teacher lecture on to gain your education, or you could enjoy live music, ri ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Liberty Village celebrates 10 years

    Liberty Village of Princeton commemorated its 10 years of service on Saturday, July 25, with a celebration offering live music, free food an ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • A toast to Dexter Brigham

    PRINCETON — In honor of his vision, commitment, blood, sweat and tears leading Festival 56 for the last 12 years, the Princeton Theatre Grou ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:15 am
  • Torgesen family gathers at Freedom House

    Sixty-three members of the Torgesen family completed a day of service at Freedom House in Princeton. The Torgesens have a yearly family reun ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • ‘The Fox on the Fairway’

    Festival 56 cast rehearses the Ken Ludwig comedy, “The Fox on the Fairway,” which will run July 29 to Aug. 2 at the Grace Theatre and closes ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:19 am
  • Scholarship winners announced

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held its annual scholarship dinner June 18 in the cafeteria at the hospital.The 2015 schol ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:20 pm
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  • Cruise to Granville for annual car show

    Get your motor running and head over to Granville for its annual Cruise In car show at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in downtown Granville. The event is grea ...
    NEW: July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Auction Calendar

    Aug. 1 – Wallace A. Carlson, furniture, antiques, collectibles, household, books, magazines & advertising, 10 a.m., 909 Donald St., Henry, Tumbleson A ...
    NEW: July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Princeton man charged with heroin possession

    PRINCETON — Kevin M. Koetz, 38, of Princeton was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (heroin), a Class 4 felony.
    July 28, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • LaSalle woman is charged with felonies

    LASALLE — Lacy A. Lehn, 32, of LaSalle was charged with driving while license revoked, a Class 4 felony, and unlawful possession of a controlled subst ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • New Jersey man charged with cannabis possession

    LADD — Patrick E. Vansaghi, 27, of Howell, N.J., was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis.On ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • A prescription for fun

    PRINCETON — You could sit in a stuffy classroom and listen to a teacher lecture on to gain your education, or you could enjoy live music, ride Segways ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Lyme bites

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on Lyme disease.According to a new government ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Around the barrel and a gallop toward the finish

    The Bureau County Fairgrounds hosted the annual 4-H Fair this past weekend. The weather was warm and humid, but otherwise pleasant. After a full weeke ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Princeton looks at economic development

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Industrial Commission is changing its focus to economic development for the city.
    July 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Flooding sinks summer fun

    For many people, boating and fishing is a big part of life in the Illinois River Valley. With this summer’s record rainfall and the slowly receding fl ...
    July 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Team of the Week

    1 Veronica Lopez 2 Alexandria Collier 3 Cassie Martin 4 Lexy Michael 5 Tobi Walzer 6 Mari Bill ...
    NEW: July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Happenings

    Pow Wow Days 5K TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Pow Wow Days 5K will be Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 8 a.m. ...
    NEW: July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Perona comes full circle

    Joe Perona grew up on the Spring Valley Little League diamonds, preparing for a successful future at St. Bede Academy and Northwestern University and ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • SV staying alive

    STERLING — The Junior League state championship is in full swing and the Spring Valley All-Stars are clinging to life as they won a 12-2 contest again ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • Happy homecoming for Murfin

    PRINCETON — It was a good homecoming for Mike Murfin in the doubles portion of the Tiger Tennis Classic Saturday in Princeton.
    July 27, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • DePue, Tiskilwa Pow Wow 5Ks to race Saturday

    Looking for a race to run this weekend? Here’s two.The fifth annual DePue 5K Run/Walk starts at 8 a. ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Jrs. rebound at state

    STERLING — The Spring Valley All-Stars are staying alive in the State Junior League Baseball Tournament.
    July 25, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Calling ‘em like they see ‘em

    WALNUT — Some families pass down heirlooms such as watches and jewelry.The Wilcoxens pass down whist ...
    July 24, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Illinois Valley Jr. Golf Championships Aug. 3

    SPRING VALLEY — The Illinois Valley Junior Golf Championship will be Monday, Aug. 3, at Spring Creek Golf Course.
    July 24, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Central Regional opens Saturday

    The first pitch for the 2015 Central Region Senior League Baseball Regional Tournament will be thrown Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at two sites around ...
    July 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Vicki Engels

    WEST BROOKLYN — Vicki S. Engels, 64, of West Brooklyn died Monday, July 27, 2015, in her West Brooklyn residence.
    July 28, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Bonnie Meyer

    LAMOILLE — Lilley Mae "Bonnie" Meyer, 94, of LaMoille died Monday, July 27, 2015, in her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
    July 28, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Ruby Jean Roberson

    PRINCETON — Ruby Jean Roberson, 81, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Ireta Merkley

    PRINCETON — Ireta L. "Rita" Merkley, 85, of Princeton died at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Vernon Miller

    SHEFFIELD — Vernon Kaye Miller, 70, of Manlius died at 2:18 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Unity Point Health in Peoria.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Barbara Swingel

    LADD — Barbara M. Swingel, 79, of Ladd died peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She w ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Thomas Strouse

    BUDA — Thomas Cedric “Ced” Strouse, 85, of rural Buda died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at his home. Arran ...
    July 27, 2015 - 7:47 am
  • SCPO Luther 'Steve' Speakman

    SAN JUAN, Texas — SCPO Luther "Steve" Speakman lost his battle with brain and lung cancer on Monday, July 20, 2015, at the age of 80 in San Juan, Texa ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • James Eble Jr.

    HENDERSON, Nev. — James Andrew Eble Jr., 61, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, in Henderson, Nev. In his final days, he was sur ...
    July 23, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Jacob Colmone

    EL PASO — Jacob A. Colmone, 22, of El Paso, Ill., passed away at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, as the result of a car accident.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentDonald E. Lawson, 83, of Tiskilwa backed into a gas pump in the 100 block of East Main Stree ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Amanda M. Stoner, 26, of Kewanee was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no driver’s license in the 3000 block of Kentville Road in ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal dumpingSteve M. Krass, 42, of St. Charles was charged with illegal dumping at the recycling ...
    July 22, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentA one-vehicle accident involving John M. Flecker, 41, of Wenona occurred on Route 178 near N ...
    July 22, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Keaton R. Hubbell, 20, of Rock Falls struck the Tiskilwa Fire and Ambulance building with ...
    July 20, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal trespassErica L. Serbin, 30, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespass to vehicle and ...
    July 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Rainfall M. Noonan, 51, of Spring Valley and Gina ...
    July 17, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUILauren Mongan, 26, of Spring Valley was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and no ...
    July 17, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accident A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Tifanee E. Osborn, 28, of Spring Valley and Karen ...
    July 17, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal dumping Jason L. Taylor, 26, of Dover was charged with illegal dumping at the Princeton Recy ...
    July 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Not that kind of family

    My dad's 78th birthday was this month, and since I'm in the unique position of being able to write a column he'll see in his newspaper, I'm going to d ...
    July 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Congratulations to St. Louis Catholic Church and its parishioners, who celebrated 150 years of service to the Princeton community on Sunday. Growing u ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • The Help Desk?

    My real job is in the technology field. You know — computers, servers and phones — the stuff you love to curse at. I know I do. And what happens when ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • ‘What has happened to America?’

    On Nov. 13, 1965, Conchita, (One of the seers of Garabandal) had a long conversation with the Lady of Garabandal and Albrecht Weber, a German author o ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Full steam ahead at BV?

    I couldn’t believe what I just read in the BCR! Despite public outcry for further study, the Bureau Valley School Board is moving ahead full steam in ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • County administrator: Not needed

    Once again our county board members have hired a county administrator. The last time this action was taken was in 2005, about nine years ago. After he ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Out of this world ... almost

    My thoughts have been about a new world this past week, as Team New Horizons just made a successful flyby mission past dwarf plant Pluto on Tuesday, J ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Others don’t feel the same

    This is in response to the letter from Shirley Lampkin Cinnamon on July 14, 2015. It truly saddens m ...
    July 20, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! Another busy weekend in Bureau County.• I’ve never seen so many bicyclists in Bureau County dur ...
    July 20, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Richard Widmark is in the drama “True Confessions” for NBC radio and the comedy “Ethel and Albert” on ABC radio during the summer of 1944 in New York ...
    July 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • On the road ... with cattle on my mind

    Summer is finally here, and my summer has been filled with many different types of road trips.The be ...
    July 24, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Agricultural rescue course offered

    The Bureau, Henry and Stark County Farm Bureaus along with the Kewanee Fire Department will sponsor a course for fire, rescue and EMS providers to pro ...
    July 24, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • IVCH earns ACR mammography accreditation

    PERU — Illinois Valley Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the A ...
    July 22, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • IVCH receives CAP accreditation

    PERU — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Illinois Valley Community Hospital based ...
    July 22, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Davis is new owner of Princeton Culver’s

    PRINCETON — Michele Davis is the new owner/operator of Culver’s of Princeton.In 2007, Davis began he ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • State Bank of Cherry earns high rating

    CHERRY — State Bank of Cherry has earned BauerFinancial Inc.’s highest (five-star) rating for strength and stability. Achievement of this five-star su ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • St. Margaret's Hospital adds Dr. Angeles to staff

    SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital is welcoming Dexter Angeles, MD, to the medical staff, effective Aug. 1.
    July 21, 2015 - 4:00 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 ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:04 am
  • Wet soil conditions

    CHAMPAIGN — Soil conditions throughout Illinois remain wet as most of the state experienced higher than normal rainfall in the first two weeks of July ...
    July 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • FSA opens nominations for county committee

    PRINCETON — Bureau County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director CED Justina Chlum announced the nomination period for local FSA county com ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • By the Book

    PRINCETON — Thursday, July 30, at 2:30 p.m., Body Beat and Rhythm Day: Rhythm and playground games. Be ready to move and groove.
    NEW: July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Food Court 7-30

    Here are some simple recipes, with a few ingredients. Some of these are perfect for using fresh produce out of your garden or from one of our wonderfu ...
    NEW: July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Mark your calendar

    The Spring Valley Municipal Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the Downtown Mini-Park. Seating is limited; lawn chairs are reco ...
    NEW: July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Favorites returning to this year’s Mendota Sweet Corn Festival

    MENDOTA — Whether you are young or just young at heart you will enjoy some past favorites that are returning to entertain at this year’s Mendota’s Swe ...
    NEW: July 29, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Community Notes

    Cookout in WyanetWYANET — Princeton High School Special Olympics will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Preschool screening in Princeton

    PRINCETON — Princeton Elementary will hold a preschool screening from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, and Monday, Aug. 10.
    July 28, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • Griffin completes basic training

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman 1st Class Troy A. Griffin Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San A ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Torgesen family gathers at Freedom House

    Sixty-three members of the Torgesen family completed a day of service at Freedom House in Princeton. The Torgesens have a yearly family reunion, and t ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Final registration at PCA

    PRINCETON — The final registration time for Princeton Christian Academy has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 11, through Thursday, Aug. 13, at the school of ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • ‘The Fox on the Fairway’

    Festival 56 cast rehearses the Ken Ludwig comedy, “The Fox on the Fairway,” which will run July 29 to Aug. 2 at the Grace Theatre and closes out the f ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:19 am

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