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  • Ladd man dies in fatal crash

    CHERRY — A Ladd male died in a single-vehicle accident on Route 89 north of Plank Road, near Cherry, on Monday, Feb. 8.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Peoria woman dies in crash

    BUREAU — A Peoria woman died in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 29 near Kentville Road, south of Bureau, in the morning hours of Monday, Feb. ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:40 am
  • Weathering the weather ...

    PRINCETON — Although many reports have indicated a cold winter is right around the corner, Bob Byrne begs to differ.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • Studying the bug

    If you have a winter vacation planned for a warm-climate destination, be sure to bring some mosquito repellent. The ornery insects are carrying around ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • A heartfelt approach ...

    When you take your sweetheart out this coming Valentine’s Day — and every chance you get, if you’re wise — be sure to eat all the veggies on your dinn ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Breaking your heart

    Nightmare at the Fairgrounds hosted a special Valentine’s Day-themed event named “Nightmare Mends Your Broken Heart” this past weekend at the Bureau C ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Tools for the pupils

    PRINCETON — According to the Lions International monthly magazine, the Lions Club has been collecting and handing out new and used eyeglasses to those ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • Ladd library will host ‘Rules of the Road’ course

    LADD — The Ladd Public Library will host the “Illinois Rules of the Road” course from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 11. There is no charge to attend.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Illinois’ family-friendly communities

    With many parents vowing to spend more time with their children every year, and Illinois offering plenty of incentives for families — a large economy, ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • Bowling achievements ... for Junior Achievement

    Area community members and businesses put on their bowling shoes Saturday, Feb. 6, to participate in the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon, held a ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Area bowlers advance to Hall, St. Bede

    ROCK ISLAND — Six area bowlers have qualified for the IHSA sectionals. Hall and St. Bede were bowli ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Girls regional update

    Princeton had no luck against the Irish at the end of the game in Monday's Class 2A Regional quarterfinal play at Seneca.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Pullam does it again

    Senior Drew Pullam hit a game-winning 3-pointer for the second game in a row, lifting the Hall Red Devils to a 65-62 win at Riverdale Friday, Feb. 5.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Homecoming party for PHS

    SENECA — Nine Princeton Tiger wrestlers are coming home for sectional. Four St. Bede Bruins will join them.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Tigers pitch a complete game

    MANLIUS — In baseball terms, Princeton coach Michael Fredericks said the Tigers pitched a complete game in Saturday night’s Three Rivers basketball ma ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Girls basketball

    Princeton 43, Henry/Lowpoint-Washburn 32: The Tigresses closed out the regular season with a run on the road Saturday, Feb. 6, at Henry. The Lady Mall ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Hall/PC’s Rivera places fourth in 2A

    NEW LENOX — Hall/Putnam County freshman Ellian Rivera placed fourth in the heavyweight class at the IHSA 2A New Lenox Regional Saturday, Feb. 6, just ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Wrestling Regionals

    At Seneca (1A)Team scores1. Rock Falls 172, 2. Princeton 158, 3. Seneca 140, 4. Newman 121, 5. St. B ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Newman rallies in third quarter to beat Princeton

    STERLING — Down by seven at one point in the third quarter, Newman came storming back to claim a 53-46 win over Princeton on Friday.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Friday nights boys hoops update

    Drew Pullam hit a game-winning 3-pointer for the second game in a row, lifting the Hall Red Devils to a 65-62 win at Riverdale Friday.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Sandra Larson

    PRINCETON — Sandra Kay Larson, 72, of Princeton passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at her home. She ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Rita Ray

    DIXON —  Rita L. Ray, 71, of Dixon died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was b ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 3:03 pm
  • Carol Schwingel

    MENDOTA — Carol Lea Schwingle, 74, of Mendota died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Eileen Barto

    SEATONVILLE — Eileen Barto, 97, formerly of Seatonville, passed away the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Manor Court of Peru, where she had r ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Jul Adams-Watkins

    WALNUT — Jul Adams-Watkins, 63, of Walnut died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at her home. Arrangements ar ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:05 am
  • John 'Gordie' Stuepfert

    LAMOILLE — John Gordon "Gordie" Stuepfert, 68, of LaMoille died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in his home after a brief illness.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Eric Whittington

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — Eric T. Whittington, 47, of Hollowayville passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • Pastor Harold Burkey

    PRINCETON — Pastor Harold Burkey, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, surrounded by family.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Doris Metternich

    PRINCETON — Doris E. Metternich, 87, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Doris Huff

    SHEFFIELD — Doris Huff, 92, formerly of Sheffield, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of drug paraphernalia Andrew W. Barton, 22, of Princeton was charged with possession of d ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving while license suspended Jacqueline M. Barnes, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with driving ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsAn unknown driver struck a parked vehicle owned by Patricia M. Reynolds, 43, of Princeton, ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accident A vehicle driven by Blase W. Zera, 32, of Spring Valley struck a deer on U.S. Route 6 ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Spring Valley male lost control of his vehicle on wet pavement and struck a g ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Accident A two-vehicle accident involving Derrick J. Robinson, 27, of Noblesville, Ind., and Donald ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Alejandro Saavedra-Barajas, 34, of Detroit, Mich., was charged with driving under the influence ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accident Russell C. Partridge, 45, of Seneca and Maria Del Carmen Garcia-Lule, 48, of DePue were inv ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentTravis W. Smith, 32, of Murphysboro was involved in an accident on Route 6 near North 29th R ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestSemaj S. Jones, 30, of Spring Valley turned himself in at the Spring Valley Police Dep ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • The age of the love letter

    I had my first thought about the concept of this column last year, after Johnny Cash's letter to his wife, June, was named the greatest love letter. H ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    So ... was it a good Super Bowl for you ... or a not-so-good one? Whether your team won or lost, I hope you had a good time watching the game, eating ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • The principles upon which our nation was built

    Revisionists have been slowly but persistently and successfully rewriting history. Thomas Jefferson’s sentence from a letter that contained the phrase ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • The Prodigal Son

    We have all heard of the story of the Prodigal Son. However, what is really said in Luke 15, is that he is telling us about the dilemma of the crosses ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Richard Widmark was disappointed, to say the least, when he returned home to Princeton, Ill., in the first part of July in the summer of 1932. He woul ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Shredded

    It’s an interesting machine, to say the least. Born out of the need to protect oneself from others, I assume. It’s that relatively inexpensive gadget ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Rauner earns an 'incomplete'

    When Bruce Rauner was sworn into office as Illinois governor a year ago, he said: "Each person here today and all those throughout the state will be c ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • Legion needs reinforcements

    The centennial of World War I (1914-18) reminds us of a terrible conflict that otherwise had been fading fast in the national memory.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Dant really does own the bowling alley now

    J.T. Dant already bowled like he owned the place.He’s a three-time winner of the Master’s Bowling To ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Henry Decoy Show set for Feb. 14

    Hope you are free on Feb. 14 so you can attend the 48th annual Henry Decoy Show. This is really a great show for those who like to see or collect deco ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • Illini Summer Academies will be June 26-29

    Illini Summer Academies, a four-day. on-campus 4-H conference, allows Illinois youth to experience college life and work side-by-side with University ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • Where in the World — Carlson

    Jim and Nancy Carlson and Sheila Yourek spent a week in New York City in June 2015.  While there they saw several Broadway plays, went to a Comedy Clu ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Where in the World — Briddick

    Pam and Dave Briddick of Spring Valley, along with their son, Tom, and daughter, Nichole Hultz, and her family, husband Scott and children Matthew and ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Community Notes

    Valentine’s party in OhioOHIO — The Ohio Public Library will host a Valentine’s party at 10 a.m. Sat ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Pack 4151 Pinewood Derby winners announced

    PRINCETON — Cub Scout Pack 4151 of Princeton held its annual Pinewood Derby on Sunday, Jan. 17, at St. Louis School in Princeton.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • By the Book

    PRINCETON — Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m., Friends of the Library Book Club will meet to discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Princeton Elementary kindergarten registration

    PRINCETON — Princeton Elementary will have kindergarten registration for those children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 on Tuesday, Feb. ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:27 am
  • BVHS Renaissance Program honors January students and staff of the month

    MANLIUS — On Jan. 26, the Bureau Valley High School Renaissance Program held a breakfast to honor the Students of the Month and the Staff Member of th ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:28 am
  • Ashford University fall dean’s list

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Ashford University has released its fall 2015 dean’s list for the university’s online programs and the on-campus traditional progr ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • Monmouth College dean’s list

    MONMOUTH — Monmouth College has released is dean’s list for the fall 2015-16 semester. Students named to the dean’s list achieved at least a grade poi ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:24 pm

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