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  • Concerns grow on respiratory virus

    PRINCETON — Health officials continue to express their concern over the growing clusters of EV-D68 respiratory virus throughout the United States.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:09 pm
  • No red ink ...

    PRINCETON — The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department is working with an annual budget of more than $1 million in revenue.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:08 pm
  • A patriotic pose at Bureau Valley South

    In honor of Sept. 11 and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the Bureau Valley South students dressed in red, white and ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:08 pm
  • From then ... until now

    Editor’s note: This is the third monthly installment in a series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bureau County Farm Bureau.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • An ‘exhaust’-ing search

    PRINCETON — Heartland Bank’s 27th annual Great Medallion Hunt ended just after midnight early Tuesday.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:12 pm
  • Going to watch the Homestead Festival parade?

    PRINCETON — A complete line-up of Saturday’s Homestead Festival parade is on Page 16 in today’s BCR. The BCR is not responsible for changes in the par ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Portrait of a Soldier at the Prouty Building

    Nancy and Dan Hollinsaid stand before the Portrait of a Soldier — a special memorial tribute to the Illinois service members who have given their live ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:10 pm
  • Martin Engineering celebrates 70 years

    NEPONSET — Martin Engineering will commemorate 70 Years of Innovation by hosting an open house – open to the public – at their Neponset location from ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Z-Tour raises $22,000 for ZCEC

    PRINCETON — The fourth annual Z-Tour event, held July 19, was the most successful yet in terms of generated revenue and participation.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • BBB issues alert to all Northern Illinois school districts

    CHICAGO — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is alerting school districts across Northern Illinois about a school supply billing scam.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Comets streak past Storm

    MANLIUS —Newman senior Trevor Bolin knew what was coming, had prepared for it all week long at practice. But he still found himself looking to make am ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The Red Devils Pull(am) a fast one

    SPRING VALLEY — Drew Pullam said he got a little scared when Hall coach Randy Tieman told him they'd come out throwing the ball in the second half Fri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bruins air things out at Kewanee

    KEWANEE —There was an unmistakable chill in the air at Kewanee Stadium Friday night. There were also a lot of footballs.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tigers strike up win No. 2.

    SHERRARD - Starting the season 2-1 sounds pretty sweet to Coach Jesse Snyder and that’s exactly where his team sits after his Princeton Tigers squad p ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Boys golf

    At Morrison: Matt Hoscheid shot a 43 for Hall (193) which lost to the host Mustangs (179) and Sherrard (182) Thursday at Prairie Ridge Golf Club. Al ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:22 pm
  • Boys soccer

    Princeton 6, Riverdale 0: The Tigers were on the better side of a 6-0 score Thursday at the Tiskilwa soccer pitch, reversing their fortune from Tues ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:22 pm
  • Volleyball

    LaMoille/Ohio 2, Earlville/Leland 1: The Lady Lions dropped the first set on the road Thursday, rallying for a 21-25, 25-17, 25-17 win in Little Ten ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:21 pm
  • Reuter, Storm root out the Boiler Girls

    KEWANEE — The Bureau Valley Storm had trouble separating itself from the Kewanee Boiler Girls in Three Rivers Conference East Division action Thursday ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:19 pm
  • Tigresses hang on against Lady Bruins

    PERU — Those attending Thursday’s Three Rivers East Division match featuring the Princeton Tigresses and St. Bede Lady Bruins received their money’s w ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:20 pm
  • Tigresses sweep Mendota

    The Princeton Tigresses swept both levels of Thursday’s tennis meet with Mendota. The varsity secure ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:20 pm
  • Amy Porter

    TISKILWA — A celebration of life for Amy V. Porter, 58, of Tiskilwa, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at We ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Tom Seidel

    PRINCETON — Tom Seidel of Princeton passed away at 8:32 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Robert Geldean

    FOUNTAIN HILL, Ariz. — Robert S. Geldean, 76, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Wesley Shipp

    WYANET — Wesley Alan Shipp, 56, of Wyanet died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Effingham. B ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Winifred Murphey and Joseph Murphey Jr.

    PRINCETON — A public memorial service for Winifred "Winnie" and Joseph Allen Murphey Jr. will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Oakland Cemetery Ch ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • James Johnson

    WALNUT — James T. Johnson, 55, of Walnut died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Colonial Health in Princeton.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:01 am
  • Joan Eckhardt

    PRINCETON — Joan Eckhardt passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 4, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Rebekah Darlington

    PRINCETON — Rebekah JoAnne Darlington, 55, of Princeton passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 3, 2014, in the privacy and comfort of her home. Crematio ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Gailya Chapin

    CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Gailya L. Chapin, 85, of Crossville, Tenn., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Mary Kinnett

    SALINA, Kan. — Mary M. Kinnett, 94, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Holiday Resort  in Salina, Kan.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftMercedes N. Sandoval, 20, of DePue was charged with retail theft from Walmart at 4:05 p. ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by David J. Fitzgerald, 39, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Joe N. MacKenzie, 27, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the 300 blo ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Criminal damage to property Justin R. Sedam, 21, of Peru was charged with criminal damage to propert ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Accidents Dimce Postoloski, 43, of Paterson, N. J., was cited for improper lane usage following an a ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Joseph A. Holder, 22, of Dixon was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 10:25 a.m. Aug ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal trespassAlyssa L. Stroud, 22, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespass to real prope ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Lois P. Munson, 41, of Spring Valley turned herself in at the Spring Valley Police St ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of cannabis Travis D. Peterson, 21, of Princeton was charged with possession of drug par ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Barbara L. Kinnett, 69, of Hennepin and Chad R. Jesse, 40, of Princeton were involved in a ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • A farewell to a gifted editorialist ...

    Great talent comes rarely to a few special individuals, and Greg (Wallace) is in that league. As an avid follower of Greg’s humorous writings and skil ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Food Court 9-11

    Now’s the time to come up with some hearty squash recipes. All kinds of squash are coming on in your gardens, so try some new recipes to change some o ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • What’s recyclable?

    Thank you Princeton City Council for publishing the actual list of what is and is not accepted at the recycling center. As I’m sure many people did, I ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Lions Clubs offers much ... to many

    The Princeton Lions Club has been involved in the city of Princeton and Bureau County area for 89 years this October. We are proud to be one of the ol ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Widmark to appear at Homestead Festival

    Back in the day, Princeton’s own Richard Widmark was a pretty big Hollywood movie star. President of ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s difficult to believe it’s already Homestead Festival weekend in just a few days. Wow! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting curbside watchin ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • The plague of the American family

    The parents (both mother and father) are the building block of the family; the family is the cornerstone of the neighborhood; the neighborhood then be ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: The following is an ongoing series on former BCR Staff Writer Barb Kromphardt's ordeal with breast cancer. After failing a mammogram te ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. There’s just a post-Labor Day feeling that makes you feel like summer is finished, even though the calendar ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Footing the bill ...

    In 1887, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2, ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Feeding from the inside out

    Every fall, junior cattle exhibitors and their families search far and wide for that perfect heifer calf. They can travel thousands of miles and look ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Larkey to speak at Walnut Rotary Club

    WALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut announced Kevin Larkey, organizer of the fourth Corn Picker Reunion in Walnut, will be speaking at its Wednesday me ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall and warm temperatures continued throughout the state last week. A few cases of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans were reported in some parts ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Ajster honored by Super Lawyers

    PERU — Attorney Julie Ajster of Ajster Law Office has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a 2015 Illinois Rising Star.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Carus looking for memories

    LASALLE — Carus Corporation will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is asking the community to share memories, stories and photos which help ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Nicor Gas decreases gas cost for September

    NAPERVILLE — With the heating season fast approaching, Nicor Gas is announcing a 19-cent per therm decrease to the Gas Supply Charge (GSC) for the mon ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Open house is set at SV Curves

    SPRING VALLEY — Curves of Spring Valley located at 11-A Wolfer Industrial Park is hosting an open house the week of Sept. 15-20.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Spring Valley City Bank donates to Hall High School

    Spring Valley City Bank President Matt Merboth presents a check in the amount of $2,396.25 to Hall High School Superintendent Mike Struna. The donatio ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Working Farm Show is Sept. 12-14

    GENESEO — With technology propelling all aspects of our lives at breakneck speeds, do you ever long for things to slow down a bit? Well, the Antique E ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • Trust me; it’s organic

    Labels are important – not just for clothing – but also for music, electronic gear and literature. Labels also are import for the food and agriculture ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • ALS bucket challenge held in Walnut

    Brian Smith of Walnut read a note to a group of 56 people who took the Ice Bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for research concerning ALS d ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:58 pm
  • Symbolic St. Bede arch has been restored

    PERU — St. Bede students on Tuesday were among the first to walk under the newly-restored St. Bede arch, which had been completed just that afternoon.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:58 pm
  • Princeton Moose Lodge will host autism fundraiser

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host an Easter Seals Autism Awareness fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • Sheffield Historical Society will host a cooking class

    SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Historical Society will host a healthy fall cooking class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Sheffield Community Center, ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Music on Main Committee gives back to the community

    SHEFFIELD — The Music on Main Committee recently gave back to the community by donating money they made from the event to the Sheffield Fire Departmen ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday today, Saturday, to Eric May. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Community Notes

    Book signingPRINCETON — Local author Cathy Jones, aka Lucy Crowe, will have a book signing from 10 a ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Buddy Bags drawdown a success

    The Princeton Buddy Bags held their first ever drawdown Aug. 16 at the Princeton Elks Lodge. There were 150 people in attendance. From the event, Budd ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Nature’s Corner — a club for curious children

    SPRING VALLEY — Children are always asking questions — questions that often stump their parents. When it comes to nature, they are very inquisitive. B ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:15 am
  • Community Notes

    Book signingPRINCETON — Local author Cathy Jones, aka Lucy Crowe, will have a book signing from 10 a ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:11 pm

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