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  • Cards read = families fed

    SPRING VALLEY — Local Farmer’s Markets are a fantastic opportunity for area shoppers to purchase delicious local produce, but some citizens in the com ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Breaking down plans — building the future

    PRINCETON — During the Princeton Elementary School Board meeting Monday, July 25, Master Plan Committee (MPC) leader Mike Sayler handled the microphon ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Farther across the yard

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on public parks and how they survive.SPRING V ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • An ‘Optimist’-ic crop

    Even though the hot and humid weather has kept many inside snuggled up to their air conditioning, that didn’t stop Princeton Optimist Club members fro ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • A sweet surprise for Kookie Wetsel

    For years, Kookie Wetsel of rural Princeton was a fixture at the Bureau County Speedway. Whether he was racing his own ‘55 Chevy or helping other guys ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • Railroad crossing to close Aug. 1

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the closing of the Route 26 (Main Street) Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) cros ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • Blue ribbon beef

    Kalie Rumbold of Wyanet joined competitors from throughout the area to have their cattle judged at the Bureau County Angus Association’s Field Day, he ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • BV looks at SAT testing

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley School Board members talked briefly on Tuesday, July 26, about the new change from PARCC to SAT testing for high school studen ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • TRIDENT arrests

    SPRING VALLEY/MENDOTA — An Ohio man was charged with a Class 1 felony after police found methamphetamine in his possession during a routine traffic st ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Bureau County grand jury returns indictments

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County grand jury returned several indictments on July 15.• Michael V. Lupo, ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • IV Men’s Open comes to Edgewood Sunday

    MCNABB — The first round of the 2016 Illinois Valley Men’s Golf Championship opens Sunday, July 31, at Edgewood Park Golf Course in McNabb.
    July 27, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Smoke on the water

    DEPUE — The fastest things on water will return to Lake DePue for the 2016 PRO National Boat RacesTh ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Doubles teams compete at classic

    PRINCETON — The Tiger Tennis Classic doubles action was held July 23 at Princeton High School’s tennis courts.
    July 28, 2016 - 8:11 am
  • DePue Boat Races

    At a glance: There is a $3 race admission, free nightly entertainment.Thursday, July 28Noon — Beer g ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • DePue Racer Profile

    Hometown: Tarpin Springs, Fla.Age: 51.Years in boat racing: 40-plus years.Who/what got you started i ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • IV Titans win national title

    The Illinois Valley Titans 12u baseball team recently won the Game Day USA, Silver Division, National Championship during the national championship to ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:45 pm
  • IVCH 2-on-2 winners

    The fourth annual Illinois Valley Community Hospital 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament was held at Illinois Valley Community College Saturday, July 23.
    July 27, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Rec report

    Slow pitch tournamentThe fourth annual double-elimination men’s slowpitch tourney in Tampico will be ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Mendota alums beat Princeton on gridiron

    at the 6:30 mark of the third quarter.Erik Weber snagged a 5-yard touchdown pass from Cesar Arteaga ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Blaze finish third

    The Bureau County 12U Blaze placed third in the nationals in Peoria. ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Terry Dyer

    PRINCETON — Terry Dennis Dyer, 68, of Rock Falls, formerly of Princeton, passed into heaven at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Rock Falls Reh ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Robert Rueter

    PRINCETON — Robert Michael Rueter shuffled off this mortal coil on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria after being diagnosed with ...
    July 27, 2016 - 8:17 am
  • Guy 'Rocky' Hopper

    PRINCETON — Guy "Rocky" Hopper, 82, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, with his loving family by his side.
    July 25, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Ruby Ringle

    GALVA — Ruby M. Ringle, 96, of Galva, and most recently Courtyard Estates, died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Suzanne Dale

    OHIO, Ill. — Suzanne Dale, 86, of Ohio, Ill., died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Heritage Health in Walnut.
    July 21, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Harold Voy

    ROCKFORD — Harold J. Voy, 89, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in his home. Born Dec ...
    July 21, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Gordon Dahl

    WALNUT — Gordon Merle Dahl, 88, of Walnut died Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Gordon was born on April 6 ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Richard Sluis

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Richard L. Sluis, 62, of Orlando, Fla., passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, surrounded by his family, at Conway Lakes Health and Rehab ...
    July 20, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Bonnie Meyer

    PRINCETON — Bonnie Meyer, 66, of Princeton passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 20, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Aaron Crosby

    ALBERS — Aaron J. Crosby, 43, of Albers, formerly of Annawan, entered into rest on Monday, July 18, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family.
    July 20, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Allen M. Hauck, 33, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the 500 block ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • TRIDENT arrests

    SPRING VALLEY/MENDOTA — An Ohio man was charged with a Class 1 felony after police found methamphetamine in his possession during a routine traffic st ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Princeton Police

    TheftLucinda J. Kessel, 30, of Amboy was charged with theft from Walmart at 10:18 a.m. July 23. ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentRafael Gonzalez, 55, of DePue and Barry D. Burke, 67, of DePue were involved in a two-car ac ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestsGabrielle D. Schafer, 26, of Kasbeer was charged with a suspended driver's license on Route 2 ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Disorderly conductChristian Hass, 24, of LaSalle was charged with disorderly conduct at 30 Cambridge ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Aggravated battery Percy A. Johnson, 45, of Princeton was charged with aggravated battery and aggrav ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Pamela A. Uranich, 49, of Peru was charged with a city ordinance violation ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA parked motorcycle owned by James A. Cromwell of LaMoille was struck by a tow truck on Wes ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI arrestsMichael A. Terrel, 55, of Chicago was charged with driving under the influence of drugs o ...
    July 15, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Our boys of summer

    As I sit down to write a new column, we are heading into a few days of extreme heat and humidity. So high of real feel temperature that 48 hours of he ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • A black mark in our nation’s history

    Over the weekend I was finishing up an article I’d been working on all week. The write-up ran in Tuesday’s issue with the headline, “The national divi ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:01 pm
  • ‘Slanted and inflammatory’

    For those of us who were alive and supportive during the 1960s civil rights movement, comparing it to the Black Lives Matter activism is an outrage. I ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Right on the money

    Here's my two cents' worth: I couldn't be happier that dollar bills are being revamped to include more women and minorities.
    July 26, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • College students and alcohol

    Gov. (Bruce) Rauner signed a bill to allow the board of trustees of public universities and community colleges to decide whether to allow the sale of ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Coloring outside the lines ...

    I absolutely love to color which is why my column is called, “Coloring outside the lines.” My mom says I’m practically a coloring fanatic which I am. ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well last week was the hottest and most humid days of the year, which often equates to the same time the Bureau County 4-H Fair rolls into the Bureau ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Like father, like son

    Greg Wallace had a wonderful article a few weeks ago highlighting Larry Wilcoxen’s caring attitude as an umpire. Those of us who have been around Larr ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Duck Day Afternoon

    It is well-known and indisputable fact that ducks are the fourth most terrifying member of the fowl family, following in order, chickens, turkeys and ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:07 pm
  • ‘If it bleeds ...’

    I watch, read and listen to a lot of news. It’s what I do, so I’m inclined to see, watch and listen to what other media outlets are doing as well. I t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • Short and sweet

    PRINCETON — In the sweet and spicy world of succulent smoked barbecue, there are two rules to live by … do it well, and do it consistently.
    July 27, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Unions donate to IVCC campaign

    Illinois Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, Illinois Valley Construction Industry Labor-Management Group and the Illinois Valley Contrac ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • Opiate dependence

    There is a health epidemic occurring in the United States, and many people are unaware of the danger it represents. The leading cause of accidental de ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Spring Valley City Bank earns high rating

    SPRING VALLEY — BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., announces that Spring Valley City Bank has once again earned its highest five-star rating.
    July 27, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Nutrient and crop cover seminar is Aug. 2

    OGLESBY — Continuing the nutrient loss reduction focus of its recently announced soil research partnership, Illinois Valley Community College and the ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Walnut’s Michael Ganschow to participate in nutrient issues tour

    BLOOMINGTON — In an effort to continue reducing nutrient losses to Illinois waterways, local farmer Michael Ganschow of Walnut, along with 19 Illinois ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • IVCC partners with U of I for ag research

    OGLESBY — Already working closely to build and expand the Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program, IVCC and the University of Illinois E ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • IVCH appoints new chief financial officer

    PERU — Brad Reach is the new chief financial officer at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.Reach cam ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Farmers State Bank of Sublette sold

    SUBLETTE — Farmers State Bank of Sublette, chartered in 1920, has been sold to NBE Bancshares Inc. (Pioneer).
    July 20, 2016 - 1:32 pm
  • Couple opens Rodeo Tacos

    PRINCETON — Thomas Aguilera and his wife, Norma Payan, have recently opened Rodeo Tacos in Princeton at 1007 N. Main St.
    July 20, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Nursing admission information session planned

    OGLESBY — A nursing admission information session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Room CTC 124 at Illinois Valley Community Col ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:49 pm
  • Entries are being accepted for PJWC baby contest

    PRINCETON — Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Princeton Junior Woman’s Club baby contest. Entrants must be Bureau County residents under 24 ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Community Notes

    Cookout plannedPRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Organization will host a cookout for all veterans ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Museum on Main will host ‘Classic Rides’ during Pow Wow Days

    To promote the Classic Rides exhibit during the 2016 Pow Wow Days, Chuck and Neva Lucas drove over to Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main last Sunday in their s ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:10 am
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy 70th birthday on Sunday, July 31, to Marsha Notschaele. Love, Eddy. ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Vergamini-Hattan

    Evelyn Vergamini and Adam Hattan of Princeton are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Tony and Carla Vergamin ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:54 pm
  • Annual community worship in Princeton on Aug. 28

    PRINCETON – The ninth annual community worship is part of the 161st annual Bureau County Fair in Princeton. The service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Annual Cursillo Day of Renewal planned

    PETERSTOWN — The annual Cursillo Day of Renewal for all members of the ecumenical Cursillo will be Saturday, Aug. 13. This will be conducted at Sts. P ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:54 pm
  • Annual senior citizen luncheon on Aug. 11

    VAN ORIN — The Van Orin Gospel Church  WMA will sponsor its annual senior citizen luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. in the church fellowship h ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Lunch in Tiskilwa

    TISKILWA — The women of the Tiskilwa Community Church will serve lunch on Saturday, Aug. 6, immediately after the Pow Wow Days parade until 1 p.m. at ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:55 pm