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  • Bureau man arrested for heroin delivery

    BUREAU — A Bureau male was charged with delivering heroin to undercover officers.Timothy T. Jenkins, ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Spring clean-up in Princeton set

    PRINCETON — Spring clean-up for the city of Princeton will be the first two full weeks of May.Reside ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • PHS prepares for end of year

    PRINCETON — No one will ever replace a kind and motivated man like Gary Coates, who passed away earlier this month, but the Princeton High School (PHS ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:27 pm
  • ‘Where there’s a will ...’

    Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series on a recent meeting of the committee to renovate Darius Miller Park in Princeton. The seco ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • The ‘Baron’ of broader bandwidth

    PRINCETON — There was a time once when students traveled to the new computer lab in their school, and “oohs” and “ahhs” filled the room as the childre ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president/CEO

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Board has announced Annette Schnabel will transition to president/CEO of the hospital on May 1. As the CEO, Sc ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • New digs at Bureau Valley

    Jay Norden (left) and Chase Gripp (right) show Bill Norden the tractor the Bureau Valley High School FFA recently restored. The tractor was one of the ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:32 pm
  • ISBE’s Student Advisory Council seeks applicants

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) seeks high school students to share their input on state education issues as part of its St ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Happy Birthday to you ...

    Members of Gamma Phi, the local chapter of the national Delta Kappa Gamma organization of women educators, donated all the fixings for a child’s birth ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • The rules of Victorian grief

    The Bureau County Genealogical Society hosted Sharon Atkins and a full audience on the evening of April 28. Atkins shared her knowledge of the many fo ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Tigresses pour it on at BV

    MANLIUS — When it rained it poured for the Princeton Tigresses under gloomy skies Thursday, April 28, at Bureau Valley High School.
    April 29, 2016 - 3:09 pm
  • Better late than never

    CLINTON, Iowa — The home of the Clinton Lumberkings opened their doors to four Three Rivers Athletic Conference teams as high school baseball invaded ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Boilers gain revenge on Bruins

    CLINTON, Iowa — The clouds didn’t clear off, but the rain subsided just in time for the second game of Thursday’s double-header at Ashford University ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Happenings

    IVYFL sign-upsSPRING VALLEY — IVYFL signup forms are available at Heartland Bank & Trust in Spring V ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • Senior Spotlight (Rae Schultz.

    School: LaMoille High School. Date/place of birth: June 28, 1998; IVCH, Peru. Hometown: LaMoille. ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:03 pm
  • BCR Track & Field Honor Roll

    Here’s a look at the area leaders as reported to the BCR, shown with the state qualifying standards for Class 1A and 2A. Keys: +school record; ++ coun ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Tigresses roll a 7 against HBR

    The Princeton Tigresses took its high-scoring game on the road Thursday, April 28, to Hinckley-Big Rock where they added seven more goals to their sea ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:03 pm
  • DeMay comes home to BV

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley has turned to a familiar face to take over its high school volleyball program.
    April 27, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Allen, Tigers blank the Storm

    PRINCETON — Aaron Christiansen parked his lawn chair behind the center-field fence at Prather Field Monday, April 25, waiting for a home run ball hit ...
    April 28, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Killer steps down at St. Bede

    PERU — Mike Kilmartin has long lived to coach basketball. He has decided it has become time to take care of himself.
    April 27, 2016 - 3:48 pm
  • Grace Madsen

    CARLSBAD, Calif. — Grace Gingrich Madsen of Carlsbad, Calif., passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 16, 2016 after a long battle wit ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • Joyce Norgaard

    FISHERVILLE, Va. — Joyce Ann (Brown) Norgaard died Friday, April 22, 2016, in Fishersville, Va. She was 75.
    April 29, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Carol Grundman

    PRINCETON — Carol Ann Grundman, 60, of Princeton passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
    April 29, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Mary Macklin

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Mary Lee (Jones) Macklin, born May 2, 1940, the daughter of the late Harvey and Lillie Jones of Princeton, went home to be with Je ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • Donald Vyneman

    SHEFFIELD — Donald E. Vyneman, 80, of Sheffield died Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 27, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Joan Clausen

    ARANSAS PASS, Texas — Joan Christine Clausen, 92, of Aransas Pass, Texas, formerly from Princeton and Machesney Park, Ill., died Friday, April 8, 2016 ...
    April 27, 2016 - 2:38 pm
  • Lowell Jontz

    BUDA — Lowell Milton Jontz, 93, of Canton, Ga., formerly of Buda, passed away Monday, April 23, 2016, at the Canton Nursing Home in Canton, Ga.
    April 25, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • Donald Vyneman

    SHEFFIELD — Donald E. Vyneman, 80, of Sheffield died Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 25, 2016 - 7:53 am
  • Roger Frank

    ROCK FALLS — Roger Kerkmann Frank, 80, of Rock Falls, formerly of Walnut, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Regency Care in Sterling.
    April 22, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Colleen Pendarvis

    OHIO, Ill. — Colleen Ann Pendarvis, 65, of Ohio, Ill., died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    April 22, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    ArrestsAt 11:57 p.m. on April 24 on eastbound Interstate 80 at Mile Post 70, a trooper observed a ve ...
    April 27, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    ArrestsObie D. Thornton, 53, of Chicago left the roadway and drove his truck tractor semi-trailer co ...
    April 27, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestChad C. Stank, 42, of Ladd was charged with domestic battery in the 300 block of East Clevelan ...
    April 27, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentMauricio N. Jones, 19, of LaMoille stated his steering stopped working, causing him to strik ...
    April 25, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Princeton Police

    ArrestStanley F. Mercer, 20, of Tiskilwa was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at the in ...
    April 25, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentAnn M. Ellis, 65, of Spring Valley and Ronald C. Testa, 72, of Peru were involved in a two-c ...
    April 20, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Princeton Police

    ArrestMatthew P. Mesick, 24, of Princeton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1 ...
    April 20, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 16-year-old Spring Valley male swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle, which fled the scene ...
    April 20, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentChelsea E. Bickett, 26, of Moline was involved in an accident near 1400 North Avenue at 10:3 ...
    April 15, 2016 - 2:38 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    A 17-year-old Spring Valley female and LuAnn Halberg, 59, of DePue were involved in a two-car accident on East Fourth Street near Depot Street in DePu ...
    April 8, 2016 - 2:18 pm
  • Leaving well enough alone

    I’ve been watching a robin build her nest on a ledge on my front porch. As in years gone by, the nest equates to problems ... for us. It actually mean ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The Hampshire Colony First Congregational Church is the oldest Congregational church in Illinois, founded in 1831. The famous abolitionist Owen Lovejo ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Lilian Steichen on Poets, Princeton and the World — 1908

    Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on Carl Sandburg and his wife, Lilian Steichen Sandburg.
    April 27, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • Politics are dirty?

    The people throughout the country cried out in anger; why are there so many problems in our land? While grumbling, they were quick to point their fing ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:08 pm
  • The only way home

    The experience of writing a series on heroin was brutal. It tossed me backwards, off my feet and into the dirt. The expectations I had heading in were ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:07 pm
  • ‘We are all in this together; we will all wait in line’

    Editor’s note: The following guest commentary exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s 500-word limit for letters to the editor, therefore, the BCR will ...
    April 25, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s difficult to believe this is the final editor’s column I will write for April. Time keeps marching forward, and I spend much of my day/life tryin ...
    April 25, 2016 - 1:41 pm
  • ‘They just need to get out of the way’

    On Saturday, March 26, I saw an interesting show titled, “What on earth is that?” on the Science Channel. It showcased different parts of the world wi ...
    April 25, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Things are finally getting back to Norman ... I mean normal

    For those of you who follow this silly little newspaper column, you might recall that I recently had to bury Fireball, the old family dog. He just hap ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Tax payout blunder: Only in dysfunctional Illinois

    What's the matter with Illinois?Illinoisans are shaking their heads about this week's announcement b ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Spring Fling Luncheon on May 11

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — The Ladies Aid Society of the Hollowayville United Church of Christ will have its Spring Fling Luncheon at noon Wednesday, May 11, in ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Mississippi Heat brings the blues back to Princeton

    PRINCETON — The soulful Chicago blues band, Mississippi Heat, will appear at the Grace Theatre (Festival 56), 316 S. Main St. in Princeton, at 7:30 p. ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy 80th birthday to our Pa, Ed Behrens, on Monday, May 2. We love you. Love, Bentley, Riley and the rest of your family.
    April 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Community Notes

    Quilt rafflePRINCETON — The Princeton High School Music Boosters are sponsoring a quilt raffle as a ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Prairie Arts Council announces May show

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council is inviting artists, photographers, sculptors and craftsmen to exhibit their work at a May show, “The Wonderful W ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Library will offer use of Roku devices

    PRINCETON — Beginning Monday, May 2, patrons of the Princeton Public Library can check out a Roku streaming device to use at home. Three devices will ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • Students enjoy spring Renaissance field trip

    Each semester Bureau Valley High School Renaissance asks the staff to nominate students who they believe have worked hard, gone above and beyond, or m ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:10 pm
  • Donation for sock hop

    Charlie Yelm presents a check on behalf of Western Catholic Union Insurance Co. to cover the cost of the band for the CCW Sock Hop on April 9 at St. L ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:08 pm
  • Miller inducted into honor society

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Taylor Miller of LaMoille was recently inducted into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective col ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:07 pm
  • Senica of Dalzell is a candidate for Parkland College commencement

    CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College has announced Erin Senica of Dalzell as a candidate for the college’s 49th commencement exercises.
    April 29, 2016 - 1:07 pm