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  • Homecoming parade

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Storm have had one mission besides winning in mind all season and that’s to put four solid quarters of football together.
    NEW: Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Bending, but not breaking

    PRINCETON — There would be no upset again when Princeton and Sterling Newman met on the gridiron Friday at Bryant Field. The Comets defense wouldn’t l ...
    NEW: Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Little Giants reign on homecoming

    Rafa Puga was the soccer king in the Hall-DePue homecoming soccer match Thursday.He scored four goal ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • Putting it in fifth gear

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Lady Devils had a mountain to climb Thursday and they could never get over it.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • Lady Lions gain Senior Night victory

    LaMoille/Ohio capped its 2016 Senior Night volleyball match with a 25-18, 25-18 win over Serena Thursday, Sept. 29, at LaMoille High School.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • PHS Tennis Senior Night

    Nine seniors for the Princeton High School tennis team were recognized Tuesday, including Alison Brown, Gabriella Gerber, Jessica Krohn, Lia Minnick, ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:09 pm
  • BVS captures BVEC crown

    Bureau Valley South defeated sister school Bureau Valley North 25-16, 25-17 to capture the 2016 BVEC Volleyball Tournament championship Thursday at Ne ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    TTT signupsPRINCETON — Registration is underway for the Tiger Town Tanglers youth wrestling organiza ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:02 pm
  • Lady Lions gain No. 3 seed in LTC Tournament

    LaMoille/Ohio will take the No. 3 seed into the Little Ten Conference volleyball tournament which starts Monday at Serena.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:02 pm
  • Comets looking to make amends

    PRINCETON — Princeton handed Sterling Newman a rare shutout last year, leaving longtime Comets followers trying to remember the last time it even happ ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Marjorie Gapinski

    LASALLE — Marjorie R. Gapinski, 89, of LaSalle died peacefully at home on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Thomas Stone

    WALNUT — Thomas H. Stone, 63, of Walnut died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • Karl Swanson

    PRINCETON — Karl Swanson, 55, of Princeton passed away at his home on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2016. A c ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Thomas Stone

    WALNUT — Thomas H. Stone, 63, of Walnut died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his home following an illness.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 1:24 pm
  • Amanda Baumgartner

    MORRIS — Amanda Jo "Mandi" Baumgartner, 29, of Morris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at home.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Deborah Dewey

    LADD — Deborah Kay Dewey, 62, of Ladd was taken far too soon from her family and friends on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:27 pm
  • Eunice Thompson

    WALNUT — Eunice M. Thompson, 92, of Walnut died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Cheryl Moseley

    GEORGETOWN, Texas — Cheryl Faber Moseley, 58, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at home after a prolonged illness.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Eunice Thompson

    WALNUT — Eunice M. Thompson, 92, of Walnut died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Heritage Health in Walnut.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • Charlotte Clark King

    KEWANEE — Charlotte (Casteel) Clark King, 87, of Kewanee passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. She ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Lisa M. Chounard, 51, of Spring Valley and Lenore Cheryl Mo ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • ISP to conduct Roadside Safety Checks

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police (ISP), District 17, will conduct a roadside safety check (RSC) in LaSalle County during the month of October.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • ISP to conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police (ISP), District 17, will conduct occupant restraint enforcement patrols (OREP) in LaSalle County during the month of O ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Criminal damage to property Faye D. Robinson, 24, of Naperville was charged with criminal damage to ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestNicholas R. Nilsson, 20, of LaSalle was picked-up on Route 6 west of Oak Street at 8:4 ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle accident involving Albert A. Peterson, 72, of Standard and Eric J. Gunderson, ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Evan G. Noll, 18, of LaSalle was involved in an accident on Plank Road, one-fourth of a mile south of 1800 North Avenue, at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A two-vehicle accident involving Donna L. Rutgens, 69, of Spring Valley and Megan L. Jackson, 30, of Oglesby occurred at the intersection of Spalding ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsPhillip J. Barajas, 47, of Walnut was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Samantha D. Adamson, 27, of Spring Valley was charged with a violating the ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:05 pm
  • A question about the team on the sidelines

    In the sports page (BCR) on Sept. 17, it was stated how tough it is on the team to play both the offence and defense. I ask, “Why?”
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • For sale ...

    I’ve always thought it would be fun to own and operate a retail store. The same goes for a restaurant. The concept of either one of those entities sou ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • You still need to vote

    I’m hearing more and more people say they aren’t going to vote this year in the November election. Their reason? I’m speaking broadly now, but the ove ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Be gentle

    It’s hard to teach brand new, old dogs new tricks that shouldn’t be that hard to learn, except for the fact the dog is old. And new. Allow me to expla ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • A teachable moment

    Their reputations spread as fast as the lips of the children they teach can move — the “good” ones are lauded; the “bad” ones are vilified. Before the ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • Torn on the subject too

    I just finished reading a phenomenal piece of journalism by Bureau County Republican Editor Terri Simon. She was explaining how she was “torn” between ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • ‘Forget about red and blue ...’

    If you’re reading this, you likely have made up your mind. Ninety percent of us have done just that. Forty-five on this side and forty-five on that si ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Learn something new every day

    While the phrase "learn something new every day" isn't my creation, it's something I'd say I try to live by. It's certainly not hard to do; you can us ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Torn

    As I write stories for this newspaper and other products we publish, I am very careful to avoid offering opinions on the issues/boards/meetings I cove ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • PHS Class of ‘56 celebrates at Homestead

    My wife, Cheryl (Ellberg) and I try to visit the annual Homestead Festival almost every year, but this year, we definitely wanted to attend our PHS Cl ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • It’s harvest time in Bureau County

    Fall. My favorite time of year. This is the time of year when the weather beings to cool; the leaves begin to turn colors; and harvest begins in Burea ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Firm honors State Bank of Cherry

    CHERRY — State Bank of Cherry announces it has once again earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating fir ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Robbins named PaceSetter agent

    PRINCETON — Erika Robbins of Dimond Bros. Insurance in Princeton recently became a member of the very select group of State Auto independent agents — ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • IVCC to offer forklift training

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will offer “Basic Forklift Operations” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays Oc ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • IVCC offers ISO standards update

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office will offer ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Standards Update (CEU-6114-10) f ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Heartland Bank to host Fall into Free event

    PRINCETON — On Friday, Oct. 14 Heartland Bank and Trust Co. will host its Fall into Free event. Local offices are extending an open invitation to cust ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Holschbach appointed to Bankers Advisory Board

    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the nationwide organization of banking and financial regulators from all 50 states and U.S. territori ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Youth Service Bureau gets outstanding review

    OTTAWA — The Youth Service Bureau (YSB) of Illinois Valley has just been notified of its re-accreditation by the national organization, the Council On ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • NCIW will host annual employers conference

    MENDOTA — The 14th annual Employers Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Mendota Civic Center, Mendota, starting with a continental brea ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 9:34 am
  • Illinois soybean farmer survey gauges consumer food attitudes

    How much do you know about the way your food is produced?Illinois soybean farmers, through the Illin ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • PHS Class of 1950 holds reunion

    The Princeton High School Class of 1950 held its class reunion on Sept. 9 at Wise Guys in Princeton. Pictured (front row, from left) are Barbara Flana ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Pratt wins at state dog show

    MALDEN — Bureau County 4-H member Kiersten Pratt recently competed in the State 4-H Dog Show in Champaign.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Elks Lodge will sponsor screening

    PRINCETON — Princeton Elks Lodge 1461, in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation, will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic as ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Sheffield Public Library to host soup supper

    SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library will be hosting its annual soup supper on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Sheffield Community Center. Serving will ru ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • St. Louis to host Parents’ Math Night

    PRINCETON — St Louis School would like to invite all parents to attend a Parents’ Math Night from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 6. There is no cost to att ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Duffield will celebrate 80th birthday

    Doris Duffield of Princeton will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house and cake reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Greenfield Home ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Birthday open house for Gilbert Martin

    PRINCETON — An open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Gilbert “Gib” Martin will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Open Prairie United Churc ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Festival 56 presents Comedy Night

    PRINCETON — Festival 56 presents Comedy Night at the Grace Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. The evening of stand-up comedy and impr ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Annual Burgoo Festival is Oct. 8-9

    NORTH UTICA — The LaSalle County Historical Society’s annual Burgoo Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, in North Utica. This year marks ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • IVCC to offer Internet/email classes

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office will offer “Introduction to the Internet and Email” (CEX-4607-310) from 6 to ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:18 pm