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  • Sweethearts in flight

    It doesn’t take much imagination to see the heart-shaped flight these two eagles were on just a few days before Valentine’s Day. Being in th ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:33 pm
  • A couple of old dogs

    I received something horrible in the mail last Saturday. It was my invitation to an exclusive club that could bring me a multitude of money- ...

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    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • BV FFA tours Monsanto Research Center

    MANLIUS — On Jan. 20, the Bureau Valley FFA Chapter took a field trip to the Monsanto Research Center in St. Louis, Mo.The students who atte ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:06 pm
  • BV FFA members attend conference

    MANLIUS — Students from FFA chapters across Illinois attended the 212° Leadership Conference. This conference is an activity of the National ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Photos by you

    Ed Herrmann of Spring Valley took this photo on Jan. 17 during a scheduled hike for the Friends of the Hennepin. Warnings were out to avoid ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Crossroads High School students hold mock trial

    TISKILWA — Crossroads High School student attorneys Clayton Brown and Taryn Jungers (for the prosecution) and Justus Bystry and Devon Colmon ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:11 pm
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  • County board slow to OK $30,000 purchase

    PRINCETON — When asked to approve a new asset tracking and accountability system at a cost of $30,000, the Bureau County Board had second thoughts abo ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • Flowers, flowers and more flowers

    PRINCETON — When choosing which classic Valentine’s Day gift is the most iconic, it would be a hard choice between flowers, chocolates and cards. But ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • The vote!

    PRINCETON — With just more than a month away from the general primary election on March 15, Bureau County Clerk Kami Hieronymus has announced the dead ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:32 pm
  • ISP announces January activity report

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police District 17 announced during the month of January, troopers handled 1,750 calls for service and assistance.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Butts announces candidacy for 74th District

    Bill Butts, Democratic candidate for the 74th District representative to the Illinois General Assembly, will formally announce his candidacy throughou ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • Welcome to Perry Memorial Prompt Care

    PRINCETON — Princeton Prompt Care will be integrating with Perry Memorial Hospital, and the clinic’s new name will be Perry Memorial Prompt Care.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:39 pm
  • SV city clerk’s office will be closed Monday

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Clerk Becky Hansen has announced her office will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of President’s Day.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:33 pm
  • Sweethearts in flight

    It doesn’t take much imagination to see the heart-shaped flight these two eagles were on just a few days before Valentine’s Day. Being in the midst of ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:33 pm
  • SVE announces kindergarten pre-registration

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Elementary School has set Thursday, Feb. 25, from 7:45 to 10 a.m. and 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., as kindergarten pre-registratio ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • Kindergarten registration in Malden

    MALDEN — Malden Grade School will hold its kindergarten registration from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, through Thursday, March 3, in the scho ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • Saturday Sports Update

    St. Bede heavyweight John Barnes is still undefeated and standing as a sectional champion. The seni ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Friday nights sports update

    Amboy and Annawan won Class 1A girls regional basketball championships Friday night. Amboy defended ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Lady Lions bow out to Lady Clippers

    AMBOY — Amboy coach Mike McCracken kept imploring his Lady Clippers to “get active” in Wednesday’s Class 1A Regional with LaMoille/Ohio at Amboy.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 3:47 pm
  • Always hard to say good-bye

    For St. Bede coach Tom McGunnigal, the last day of the basketball season is always the hardest. It’s always tough to say the final farewells to his se ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • Hall keeps on swinging

    SENECA — Brian Holman was beginning to wonder if it was him. Wondering if it was going to be three strikes and you’re out.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:35 pm
  • Tanglers wrestle at Mendota, host invite Sunday

    MENDOTA — The Tiger Town Tanglers took to the mats in Mendota last weekend to prep for their main event coming up Sunday, Feb. 14 at Prouty Gym. The T ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Senior Spotlight (Brianna Lau)

    School: St. Bede Academy. Date/place of birth: Jan. 20, 1998; Spring Valley. Hometown: LaSalle, Il ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Special Olympics Winter Games

    Members of the Gators Sports competed in the Illinois Special Olympics State Winter Games in Galena recently.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Hall wins regional

    SENECA - The Hall Lady Devils defeated rival St Bede 48-35 to capture the Seneca Class 2A Regional crown Thursday.
    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 ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Jul Adams-Watkins

    WALNUT — Jul E. Adams-Watkins, 63, passed away at her residence in Walnut on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.
    Feb. 14, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Florence Bloch

    PRINCETON — Florence V. Bloch, 93, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Liberty Village in Princeton. She was born Jan. 18, 1923.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Mark Spratlen

    PRINCETON — Mark Spratlen, 62, of Princeton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at his home in Princeton.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:09 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. 12, 2016 - 12:07 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
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsRiley A. Michael, 20, of Walnut was involved in an accident on Route 92 near 1600 East Stre ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Public intoxication Dakota C. Feely, 24, of Waukomis, Okla. was charged with public intoxication and ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI James A. Keeling, 28, of LaSalle was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol o ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of cannabisCollin T. Hasbrook, 19, of Princeton was charged with possession of cannabis a ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • LaSalle County Sheriff

    Uninsured motor vehicleFrancisco Villalobes, 48, of Spring Valley, was cited for operating an uninsu ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • 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
  • A couple of old dogs

    I received something horrible in the mail last Saturday. It was my invitation to an exclusive club that could bring me a multitude of money-saving opp ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • What’s love got to do with it?

    I wish it would finally happen. For years now, I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect column for Valentine’s Day — one that speaks of love so de ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:20 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
  • For an evening so nice

    St. Valentine approaches, this advice you should heedIgnore me at your peril, this help you may need ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:20 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
  • Crossroads High School students hold mock trial

    TISKILWA — Crossroads High School student attorneys Clayton Brown and Taryn Jungers (for the prosecution) and Justus Bystry and Devon Colmone (for the ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Vendor fair set for Feb. 27 in Princeton

    PRINCETON — The Relay For Life of Bureau County Event Leadership Team and teams Diva, Anytime Warriors and the Bee Team will co-host a vendor fair fro ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • Community Notes

    Monthly meetingPRINCETON — Bureau County Mounted Search and Rescue will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • SVE announces kindergarten pre-registration

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Elementary School has set Thursday, Feb. 25, from 7:45 to 10 a.m. and 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., as kindergarten pre-registratio ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 14, to Diane and David Lewis. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • Millikin University fall dean’s list released

    DECATUR — Millikin University in Decatur released its fall 2015 dean’s list. Students who attempt 12 graded credits during a fall or spring semester a ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:06 pm
  • Card shower planned for 90th birthday

    A card shower is being held to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dorothy Dickinson Green of Princeton.D ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • BV FFA tours Monsanto Research Center

    MANLIUS — On Jan. 20, the Bureau Valley FFA Chapter took a field trip to the Monsanto Research Center in St. Louis, Mo.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:06 pm
  • WIU awards certificates and degrees

    MACOMB/MOLINE — A total of 883 students earned academic degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates after the fall 2015 semester at Western Illinois Un ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:08 pm
  • Photos by you

    Ed Herrmann of Spring Valley took this photo on Jan. 17 during a scheduled hike for the Friends of the Hennepin. Warnings were out to avoid going outs ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:03 pm

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