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  • Changes not quite enough for Storm

    MANLIUS – After dropping its first two matches to Annawan and Newman to start its 2015 campaign, the Bureau Valley Storm made adjustments to ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Tigers feel Warriors’ flurry

    PRINCETON —Those excitable soccer announcers would have had a fun filled night calling the shots and “Goaaals” by Tony Diaz and the Sterling ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Chamber hosts Illinois director of tourism

    PRINCETON — Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, spoke at the Princeton Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon on Tuesday, ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Luncheon planned for Sept. 17 in Spring Valley

    The Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at 510 Richard Mautino Drive in Spring Va ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Brandon Conlin (First Person)

    (friends call me Bran Muffin) Town: Bureau Junction. Family: My daughter, Summer; my son, Dylan; our dog, Duke; and a few fish. Occupation: ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Gospel concert in Seatonville

    Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent will host an a cappella gospel concert featuring the acclaimed quartet “Blend” at 6 p.m. Satu ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:44 pm
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  • Prisoner escapes at rest area west of Princeton

    PRINCETON — The Illinois State Police District 17 was contacted by Inmate Services Transport Co. (a private company) at approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednes ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • Avoid the disease until the freeze

    While mosquitoes are generally thought of as a summertime pest, their bite is still potent until autumn’s inevitable first freeze arrives. Along with ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Out of the Valley ...

    SPRING VALLEY — Alderman Chuck Hansen served as mayor pro tem in place of Mayor Walt Marini at the city council meeting Monday, Aug. 31, and everythin ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • The dog days of summer

    After the Alexander Park Pool in Princeton closes for the season, the four-legged friends in the area get to take a dip and experience some fun, compl ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Chamber hosts Illinois director of tourism

    PRINCETON — Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, spoke at the Princeton Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 1, ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Welcome Attorney General Lisa Madigan

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has served as the state of Illinois' top attorney for more than 12 years. She is the first woman to hold the of ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Announcing the 2015 Women of Distinction

    After much deliberation by the judges ... and many miles traveled to notify the winners, Illinois Valley Living magazine and the Bureau County Republi ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • And the winners are ...

    Kristin Bohms (left) and Hannah Wilhelm, both of Malden, are the winners of Heartland Bank’s Great Medallion Hunt. It only took one clue and 18 hours ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Mautino's legislation to help employers cut red tape, create jobs now law

    SPRINGFIELD — Energy producers, manufacturers, agricultural businesses and many other employers will be better able to expand and create jobs under a ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:08 pm
  • Mendota man arrested for cannabis possession

    MENDOTA — Garrett W. Carver, 28, of Mendota was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, 500-2,000 grams, a Class 3 felony.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Changes not quite enough for Storm

    MANLIUS – After dropping its first two matches to Annawan and Newman to start its 2015 campaign, the Bureau Valley Storm made adjustments to its lineu ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Tigers feel Warriors’ flurry

    PRINCETON —Those excitable soccer announcers would have had a fun filled night calling the shots and “Goaaals” by Tony Diaz and the Sterling Golden Wa ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:28 pm
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    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Bruins ready for anything Storm will throw at them

    A year ago, Drake Davis had a coming-out party for Bureau Valley in Week 2 against St. Bede. Then a freshman, Davis took over at quarterback and threw ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • All Moreno, all the time

    The DePue soccer team outmanned the LaSalle-Peru Cavs Monday and all it took was one man, David Moreno.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Tigresses shine at Amboy

    The Princeton Tigresses were the only local team to win on the volleyball courts Tuesday night.The T ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 2)

    Morrison (0-1) at Princeton (1-0) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday. BCR insider: The senior members from ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Senior Spotlight — Audra Reidner

    Name: Audra Joy Reidner. School: Princeton High School. Date/place of birth: March 10, 1998; Carbond ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Happenings

    IVCH 5K PERU — Online registration is underway for the 2015 Illinois Valley Community Hospital Healt ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Are you ready for some football?

    The Friday Nights Lights have turned on in the Illinois Valley. Area teams including Spring Valley, St. Bede, Princeton, Bureau Valley and Amboy/LaMoi ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Ellen Eiten

    LADD — Ellen M. Eiten, 90, of Ladd died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 7:14 pm
  • John Mitchell

    TAMPICO — John A. Mitchell, 99, formerly of Tampico, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at his home in Rock Falls.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Georgia Welsh

    OTTAWA — Georgia L. Welsh, 80, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Pleasant View. Geor ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Gladys Rombout

    MANLIUS — Gladys Rombout, 97, of the rural Manlius area died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Country Comfort Retirement Home in Princeton.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Merrill Underwood

    PRINCETON — Merrill T. Underwood, 83, of Princeton passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Marjorie Ashbrook

    EAST MOLINE — Marjorie Y. Ashbrook, 90, of East Moline, a former resident of Arlington Heights for 50 years, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in he ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Danny Nevitt

    FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — Danny Ray Nevitt of Flagler Beach, Fla., died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Mildred Piper

    PRINCETON — Mildred Marie Piper passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the age of 97, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • William Ryan

    STERLING — William Ryan, 81, of Sterling died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Gladys McKenzie

    WALNUT — Gladys McKenzie, 96, of Walnut died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Illinois State Police

    A vehicle driven by Kristian M. Graves, 25, of Cedar Point struck a coyote on Interstate 180 southb ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsGlenn W. Dancey, 70, of Sterling left the roadway and struck a cable box on South Main Stre ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsA one-vehicle accident involving Rakhimdzhon Yakubov, 27, of Denver, Colo., occurred on Int ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftJane A. Miller, 62, of Dover was charged with theft of mislaid property in the 00 block of West ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA one-vehicle accident involving Apollo Zamudio, 26, of Spring Valley occurred on Route 89 n ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Battery Joseph R. Knowles, 34, of Princeton was charged with battery in the 400 block of South Gosse ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Erica Y. Kirichkow 34, of Beloit, Wis., was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Miguel A. Bueno, 38, of Spring Valley struck a vehicle owned by Florivel Castanedo, 23, of Spring Valley on Devlin Street near Spa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestMichael L. Birkey, 34, of Princeton was charged with trespass to railroad property, criminal d ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accidents A vehicle driven by George Roach, 51, of Normal struck a parked vehicle owned by Michele A ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • ‘All Dogs Go to Kevin’

    Your dog knows all the basic commands.He can SPEAK, indoor voice and outdoor voice. He’s got SIT all ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Words from the wise ... guy

    Skirting the perimeter of the immaculately manicured property, I stole occasional sideways glances ... peering under the festively decorated circus-li ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    By this time, the 160th Bureau County Fair is just a memory. I hope you were able to go to this time-tested tradition. Hopefully you took the family o ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Dedication revisited

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the dedication of clergy in leading their fellowship in the way of their God.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • No free in freedom

    The 91st Division was the first unit of either IV Corps or Fifth Army to reach the Arno River and control the high ground to the south. The 363rd Infa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time to don our time travel suits for another adventure into “Headlines from the past.”BCR Sept ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Be a lifelong student

    Nothing inspired me more when I was younger than the promise of a new school year. It was a fresh start, that exciting feeling that anything could hap ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Food Court 8-27

    I think probably everybody has a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Here are some recipes that all use that size of pan, and the best part of it is they are all ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • The Glad Game

    As I have written about before here, summertime always reminds me of lying under a tree in my front yard with a book in my hand, trying to keep cool a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Like a streak of ...

    Meteor showers perturb me.Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four nig ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Breakfast seminar set for Sept. 9

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development (IVAC) will hold its business breakfast seminar at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, S ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • America’s Farmers to award $3.3 million

    America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Announcing IFB’s 100th anniversary

    BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert Jr. will hold a press conference announcing activities surrounding IFB’s 100th anni ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Emergency responders trained for ag rescue

    Agriculture is the most dangerous industry. Each year unnecessary deaths and injuries affect farmers and their families, farm employees and rescuers. ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Students attend career in ag program

    Fourteen students, ranging from Grades 6-8, from Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties attended the University of Illinois Extension’s Growing ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Bureau County 4-H Fair announces livestock winners

    The 2015 Bureau County 4-H Fair has announce the livestock award winners.Beef Bucket Calf Costume Cl ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • NASS to survey small grain producers

    SPRINGFIELD — During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department o ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Scoopy arrives for Culver's grand re-opening

    Employees of Culver's in Princeton welcomed Scoopy on Monday, Aug. 17, during the restaurant's grand re-opening celebration. Custard cone hugs for pat ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Chestnut Street Inn wins excellence award

    SHEFFIELD — Chestnut Street Inn has been awarded a 2015 Service Excellence Award by Tripadvisor.Serv ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Mendota professionals attend convention

    PEORIA — Deb Geuther, manager; Kent Butterfield, president; Daryl Sondgeroth, vice president; Ronald Petersen, second vice president; and Directors Ja ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Community Notes

    Shred DayMANLIUS — A Shred Day, provided by the Manlius Banking Center, will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Mo ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Developmental check-ups planned

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School District 115 Early Beginnings Parents as Teachers 0-3 Program will offer developmental check-ups and paren ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Friday, Sept. 4, to Rex and Ann Lasson. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Spaghetti supper

    PRINCETON — St. Matthews Saintly Spaghetti Supper will be Saturday, Sept. 26, with the proceeds to benefit Princeton Buddy Bags. This supper is from 4 ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Jazz worship service

    PRINCETON — Jimmy Valentine and his Quintet will be counting the beats as they play at the 23rd annual St. Matthews Lutheran Church Jazz worship servi ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Adult enrichment classes

    PRINCETON — The Tuesday morning adult formation classes will resume meeting from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Harkrader Hall on South Gosse Bo ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Open table supper

    SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will host a free open table supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at the church. September’s men ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Gospel concert in Seatonville

    Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent will host an a cappella gospel concert featuring the acclaimed quartet “Blend” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Wyanet Kids Klub

    WYANET — The Community Bible Church Kids Klub will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 10. Kids Klub is a non-denominational Bible club ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Luncheon planned for Sept. 17 in Spring Valley

    The Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at 510 Richard Mautino Drive in Spring Valley. The ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:49 pm

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