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  • Love is in the air

    Valentine’s Day is Sunday, Feb. 14, and it’s no secret this special day is one filled with love ... not to mention gifts that represent the ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • Girl power goes a long way at Princeton

    Skee Hartmann is quick to answer when asked who is the better wrestler between himself and his daughter, Princeton High School freshman Shay ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:10 am
  • Schultz signs with St. Francis

    University of St. Francis coach Cara Currier believes the Saints have a great shot at reaching the national tournament next season. Hailey S ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Steamers get their revenge on Storm

    OREGON – From the opening tip at the Oregon 2A Regional, No. 5 seed Bureau Valley and No. 6 Fulton were never separated by more than seven p ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Irish escape with win over Tigresses

    SENECA — Jeff Ohlson asks his Princeton Tigresses to give themseles a chance to win each time they take the floor. They took that chance to ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • First Person (Melissa Steele)

    Town: Princeton. Family: Husband, Michael Wendt; daughter, Elizabeth (age 22); son, Andrew (age 17). Occupation: Part-time at Beetz Me! in ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:45 pm
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  • Ohio woman charged with sex crime

    PRINCETON/OHIO, Ill. — An Ohio woman turned herself in to authorities on a criminal sexual abuse charge.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Necessary measures

    SPRING VALLEY — Recent discussions of the Surface Transportation Urban (STU) street project brought to light the possible need to increase the sales t ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • The dollars and cents of 911

    PRINCETON — Bureau County is still working on a plan to help funding of 911 services under new legislation.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • 80/20 vision

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley City Council met Monday, Feb. 8, to discuss opportunities related to the Surface Transportation Urban (STU) project.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • Tiskilwa wants help for recycling program

    TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Village Board will ask for help from adjoining townships to help pay the costs for the recycling center in the village.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • Winter weather beauty

    Hardy hikers can see water rushing down LaSalle Canyon in Starved Rock State Park with some icicles forming on the canyon's roof. Recent cold weather ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:07 am
  • The last reunion ...

    SENECA — “The Last Signal” is a new documentary in the final stages of production. It tells the story of Raymond “De Vere” Johnson and John Heimsoth, ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Wyanet residents to see rate hike

    WYANET — Water and sewer rates in Wyanet will be increasing by 3 percent in March.At the Wyanet Vill ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:07 am
  • Peru SIU Unit arrests SV woman for heroin

    PERU — A Spring Valley woman was arrested on Monday, Feb. 5, for allegedly distributing heroin in the Peru area.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Valentines dance on Friday

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will have a Valentines dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, with music provided by The Generics Goodies Band ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 3:41 pm
  • Hall wins regional

    SENECA - The Hall Lady Devils defeated rival St Bede 48-35 to capture the Seneca Class 2A Regional crown Thursday.
    NEW: Feb. 12, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • Princeton Sectional at a glance

    Where: Prouty Gym, PHS. When: Friday, Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.13, 10 a.m., finals at 4 p.m ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 12, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Schultz signs with St. Francis

    University of St. Francis coach Cara Currier believes the Saints have a great shot at reaching the national tournament next season. Hailey Schultz wil ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Girl power goes a long way at Princeton

    Skee Hartmann is quick to answer when asked who is the better wrestler between himself and his daughter, Princeton High School freshman Shaylynn Hartm ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:10 am
  • Rivals ready to rumble

    SENECA — The Hall Lady Red Devils will meet a familiar foe in the St. Bede Academy Lady Bruins as each used key runs Tuesday to claim victory and adva ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Tigers turn Red Devils inside out

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigers turned the Hall Red Devils inside out Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Prouty Gym.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:11 am
  • No Storm repeat at St. Bede

    PERU – St. Bede coach Mike Kilmartin used last year’s loss at home to Bureau Valley as extra motivation Tuesday night.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Irish escape with win over Tigresses

    SENECA — Jeff Ohlson asks his Princeton Tigresses to give themseles a chance to win each time they take the floor.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Area bowlers advance to sectional

    Six area bowlers have qualified for the IHSA sectionals.Hall and St. Bede were bowling in the Rock I ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:08 pm
  • Steamers get their revenge on Storm

    OREGON – From the opening tip at the Oregon 2A Regional, No. 5 seed Bureau Valley and No. 6 Fulton were never separated by more than seven points, wit ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • David Marsett

    PERU — David K. Marsett, 76, formerly of DePue and Spring Valley, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Heritage Manor of Peru, where he was ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:53 am
  • Carol Headley

    PRINCETON — Carol K. Headley, 66, of Princeton passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • John Meroney

    AURORA — John Marion Meroney, 54, of Aurora passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Aurora. He was bo ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Joanne Meroney

    PRINCETON — Joanne Elaine Meroney, 72, of Princeton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, surrounded by her family after a long-term illness.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Ima Jean Durbin

    KASBEER — Ima Jean Durbin, 85, of Kasbeer passed away at 3:18 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • John Monroe

    RALEIGH, N.C. — John Warren Monroe, 59, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, surrounded by his family.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Kenneth Little

    BERTHOUD, Colo. — Kenneth N. Little, 85, passed away in his sleep at home in Berthoud, Colo., on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, after a lengthy battle with Al ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:16 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Caucus, schmaucus: More voter options here

    Pity those poor Iowans on Caucus Night.If they didn’t reach their appointed caucus precinct location ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • The countdown

    It’s very surreal knowing I’m about to take on motherhood duties in less than two months. I have to admit there are days when I’m very eager, but othe ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:44 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
  • Community Notes

    Bureau County reunionMESA, Ariz. — The annual Arizona Bureau County Reunion will be at noon Thursday ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • $20,000 in Switzer Scholarships to be awarded to 2016 BVHS graduates

    WALNUT — Mary Beach, chair of the John and Mae Switzer Memorial Scholarship Committee, has announced that the committee will be awarding a total of $2 ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Walnut Rotary will offer seminar opportunity

    WALNUT — Walnut Rotary Club President Mark Harkness is encouraging Bureau Valley and Ohio high school students to apply for a full scholarship to atte ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Lions Club to host fish fry

    LAMOILLE — The LaMoille Lions Club will hold a fish fry 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. The menu will consist of fried fish, french fries, slaw and a ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • 2nd Thursday program in Wyanet

    WYANET — Ever wonder where books and TV series ideas come from? The TV series Downton Abbey, which is in its last season, and Upstairs, Downstairs, fr ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • Second Sunday in Seatonville

    SEATONVILLE — The Seatonville Congregational Church (Independent) will host an alternative worship experience called “Second Sunday” at 6 p.m. Sunday, ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • St. Louis School honor rolls

    St. Louis School has eleased its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Hig ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • First Lutheran plans Lenten services

    PRINCETON — During Lent, the First Lutheran Church in Princeton will have services every Wednesday at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, March 16, a soup suppers wi ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • Upcoming services

    WYANET — The Wyanet United Methodist Church and Red Oak United Methodist Church have announced upcoming services. A Maundy Thursday service will be at ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • John F. Kennedy School honor rolls

    John F. Kennedy School in Spring Valley has released its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:44 pm

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