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  • The chase is on

    Princeton's Alex May chases down a loose ball along with a Bureau Valley player in Sunday's sixth-grade action in the Princeton Shootout at ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Fieldcrest cools down Hall

    PERU — The sixth-seeded Hall Red Devils finally ran into a roadblock in the St. Bede regional championship game as the top-seeded Fieldcrest ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Former Princeton native captivates his audience

    Looking for a way to capture the attention of others? You just might find out how to in Princeton native Ben Parr’s new book, “Captivology.”
    March 2, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Fun with friends at Girls Night Out

    Cindy Penzenik (center) and Marianne Owens (right) participated in Girls Night Out Saturday at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton. Those i ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Horsing around at Night at the Races

    The Night at the Races fundraiser, which was Saturday at the Bureau County Fairgrounds, brought laughs and excitement to those in attendance ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Spicing up a cold day

    Maddie Devert (left) and Caleb Headley dish up some chili at the Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club’s annual chili and soup supper Saturday at ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:11 pm
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  • Fieldcrest cools down Hall

    PERU — The sixth-seeded Hall Red Devils finally ran into a roadblock in the St. Bede regional championship game as the top-seeded Fieldcrest Knights h ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Beware: The ‘silent killer’

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and Nicor Gas are encouraging residents to beware of carbon monoxide (CO) dangers a ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Brrrr ... it’s cold out there

    PRINCETON — With February 2015 now behind us, many are waving their good-byes to the bitterly cold month that will go down in the record books.
    March 2, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • It’s that time of year ...

    Ruth Ohmart (left) buys a box of Girl Scout cookies from Jasmine Dalrymple and Erin Dove at Family Video in Princeton on Saturday, Feb. 28. It’s the t ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Every girl can feel like Cinderella going to the ball

    PRINCETON — With the help of family and friends, Amy Thompson is working on sorting, pricing and hanging the last bunch of dresses for the third annua ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Former Princeton native captivates his audience

    Looking for a way to capture the attention of others? You just might find out how to in Princeton native Ben Parr’s new book, “Captivology.”
    March 2, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Operation Cookie Share underway

    SPRINGFIELD — Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) is providing a way for consumers to support the Girl Scout Cookie Program and U.S. Armed Forces b ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Fun with friends at Girls Night Out

    Cindy Penzenik (center) and Marianne Owens (right) participated in Girls Night Out Saturday at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton. Those in attendan ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • It’s National Health Month

    March is National Nutrition Month, and the Bureau County Health Department’s Nursing Director Laurie Geuther advised area residents to stay active and ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Are you ready to ‘spring forward?’

    Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. As we prepare to “spring forward,” there are some facts about why we change our clocks twice d ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Schultz signs with Cardinal Stritch

    Princeton's Hunter Schultz has signed to play golf for Cardinal Stritch University, a private Catholic school in Milwaukee. Schultz has played the las ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • The chase is on

    Princeton's Alex May chases down a loose ball along with a Bureau Valley player in Sunday's sixth-grade action in the Princeton Shootout at Prouty Gym ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Prophets bring home third place

    The Prophetstown Prophets brought home another state trophy, defeating Gilman Iroqouis West 45-38 to finish third in the IHSA 1A State Tournament in N ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Johnston makes a difference

    FULTON – As the final buzzer sounded Friday, Feb. 27, Tommy Johnston and the Bureau Valley Storm celebrated their school’s first regional title in 10 ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • The next generation

    FULTON — The Bureau Valley Storm won seven straight regionals from 1996 to 2002 when its school doors first opened and nine in its first 10 years.
    March 2, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Fieldcrest topples Red Devils

    PERU — The sixth seeded Hall Red Devils finally ran into a road block in the St. Bede regional championship game as the top-seeded Fieldcrest Knights ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Storm warning

    FULTON – For safety reasons, storming the court after big basketball wins has come under national scrutiny of late.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Storming to the regional title

    The Bureau Valley Storm captured their first regional championship in 10 years, defeating Bureau County rival Princeton 70-50 in Friday's championsh ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Tanglers wrestle at Pontiac

    PONTIAC — The Tiger Town Tanglers put in their final tune-up for the postseason at the Pontiac Invite last weekend.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Camps don't let hearing loss keep them out of the game

    PRINCETON — Michael Camp, a Princeton High School senior, is just like any other ballplayer running down the football field or basketball court. He’s ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Eva Jackson

    NEPONSET — Eva Mae Jackson, 95, of Princeton, formerly of Neponset, died at 4:01 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at Manor Court of Princeton.
    March 3, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Frederick Ericson

    PRINCETON — Frederick Adolf Ericson, 70, of Princeton passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2015, at Colonial Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Charles Lane

    WALNUT — Charles F. Lane, 77, of Walnut died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Arden Courts in Glen Ellyn. C ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Glennie Anderson

    LASALLE — Glennie Mason (Thiry) Anderson, 78, of LaSalle, formerly of Ottawa, died Sunday evening, March 1, 2014, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Andrew Beier

    LADD — Andrew Klint Beier, beloved infant son of Jason and Jami (Kepper) Beier, went home to God on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at St. Margaret’s Hospita ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Erma Linn

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Erma L. Linn, 84, of Columbus, Ind., passed from this life at 10:14 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her home.
    March 2, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Millie Carr

    WALNUT — Millie Powers Carr, 77, of Walnut died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Arthur Radake

    TAMPICO — Arthur F. Radake, 79, of Tampico died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    March 1, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Charles Lane

    WALNUT — Charles Lane, 77, of Walnut died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Arden Courts in Glen Ellyn. Arra ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Jack Unholz

    PRINCETON — Jack Unholz, 71, of Princeton passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at home. Services are p ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Possession of cannabisAnthony S. Montgomery, 42, of Chicago was charged with possession of cannabis, ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestRaychael E. Alvarez, 21, of Anamosa, Iowa, turned herself in at the Spring Valley Poli ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsRyan M. Demuynck, 29, of Mineral lost control of his vehicle and rolled it into the ditch a ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal damage to propertyPaul C. Hayden, 32, of LaSalle was charged with criminal damage to proper ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery arrestsDaniel P. McAdams, 38, of LaSalle was charged with battery in the 200 block of East S ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Owens is sentenced on heroin felony

    PRINCETON — A Princeton woman has been sentenced to serve 10 weekends in the Bureau County Jail for the Class 2 felony, unlawful delivery of a control ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Louise Robich, 93, of Spring Valley and Shirley A. Eide, 67 ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illinois State PoliceAccidentA semi-trailer driven by Jesus J. Zigler, 35, of Summitt was involved i ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by Anthony S. Bickett, 26, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Bureau County SheriffAccidentsJohn M. Gray, 69, of Tiskilwa was involved in an accident at 4:05 p.m. ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Here we go again!

    Some lawmakers in Springfield are again trying to make government less transparent.State Rep. Joe So ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Ag education critical to ag industry’s future

    The Illinois Leadership Council for Agriculture Education (ILCAE) urges supporters to contact Gov. Rauner’s office and their legislators to protect th ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s difficult to believe we’ll be setting our clocks ahead one hour this coming weekend! That’s right! On Sunday, March 8, we’ll spring forward an ho ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • The ‘leveling’ principle

    Am I misinterpreting Zita Henneberry’s comments concerning the Texas celebration of Kris Kyle Day? I ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Henri’s Bakery, Princeton, opened the first week in November 1925 with half page ads in the Bureau County Republican touting their baked goods, pastri ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    A group of us from the Bureau County Republican attended a trivia night, hosted by the Princeton Public Schools Foundation, on Saturday evening. I saw ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Chris Kyle Day ...

    In the state of Texas, Feb. 2 has been proclaimed Chris Kyle Day by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in honor of the American hero.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Hennepin plant’s health damage

    The Hennepin coal-fired power plant pollutes the skies, endangers your health and leaves the most vulnerable people holding the bag. Children, the eld ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Support Medicaid; invest in health

    As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois’ Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve ou ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • ‘Should we be concerned?’

    Today in Libya, 25 Coptic Christians were beheaded, and there is no response from President Obama. I ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Community Notes

    Breakfast plannedPRINCETON — A breakfast for Perry Memorial Hospital retirees and former employees w ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • ‘Domestic Servants in the 19th Century’

    PRINCETON — For many Bureau County families in the 19th Century, domestic servants were as much a part of life as they were for the aristocratic Crawl ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy golden birthday on Tuesday, March 3, to Ethan Turpen. We love you, Mommy and Daddy, Nana and Papa, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, an ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Safe at home

    Most of us are probably familiar with the phrase “being taken to the woodshed.” It usually means to a child that their parents gave them a spanking or ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Templeton Family Band to perform Thursday

    The Templeton Family Band will perform in Cherry for the monthly pie and coffee retiree social hour Thursday, March 5. The concert will be from 1:30 t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Roberts participates in exhibit

    MONMOUTH — Bailey Roberts was one of the five Monmouth College students invited to exhibit at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, as part of The ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • EIU releases fall dean’s list

    CHARLESTON — More than 1,000 undergraduate students have been named to Eastern Illinois University’s fall 2014 dean’s list. The dean’s list at EIU rec ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Rotary Club announces scholarship program

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Rotary Club has released information regarding the 2015 Swan-Eickmeier Scholarship Program. Applications are available at th ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Lotspeich named to dean’s list

    SPRINGFIELD — Michael Lotspeich of Bradford has been named to the University of Illinois Springfield dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester. To qualif ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Shepard named to dean’s list

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Samantha Shepard of Wyanet as been named to the 2014 falls semester dean’s list at Iowa Wesleyan College. To qualify for the de ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:31 pm

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