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  • SBA offers a welcoming hand

    The 2014-15 school year kicked off at St. Bede Academy with the annual Welcome Back Mass. This year saw 73 freshmen, 16 international studen ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • We’ve got spirit, how about you?

    Talk about your school spirit. The streets around Princeton High School are oozing with it.The captains parents of the Tiger football team o ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Suarez, PHS take opener

    The Princeton Tigresses opened the 2014 golf season with a 207-248 win over host Putnam County at Edgewood Golf Course Tuesday in McNabb. Se ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Hurricanes take second

    The Bureau County Hurricanes baseball team placed second in the Beloit (Wis.) Bombers “Tournament of Champions.” The Hurricanes were compris ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • First Person (Jess R. Galetti)

    City: Ladd. Where did you grow up: Seatonville. Family: Wife, Sandy. Pets: None. Occupation: Retired steel worker. What is the last televisi ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • DeVenney, Reinbeck receive Edith I. Boyd scholarships

    MANLIUS — Lacey DeVenney and Sadie Reinbeck have been named the recipients of the 2014 Edith I. Boyd scholarships.The scholarships are open ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:28 pm
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  • Boys golf

    At Oak Ridge: Ian Nichols claimed medalist honors in the season opener for Princeton at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course in LaSalle, shooting a 39.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Suarez, PHS take opener

    The Princeton Tigresses opened the 2014 golf season with a 207-248 win over host Putnam County at Edgewood Golf Course Tuesday in McNabb.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • The Blue and Gray

    PRINCETON — A new era starts this fall for Princeton boys soccer as David Gray becomes the third coach in the history of the program.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Lady Bruins volleyball preview

    Lady Bruins volleyball at glance: Coach: Dawn Williams. Last year: 16-20 (5-87). Conference: Three Rivers South. Who's back: Hanna Bima (Jr., 6-0, ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Hurricanes take second

    The Bureau County Hurricanes baseball team placed second in the Beloit (Wis.) Bombers “Tournament of Champions.” The Hurricanes were comprised of 11 y ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • 2014 Bureau Valley golf preview

    MANLIUS — Last year’s Bureau Valley golf team was headed up senior Ryan Young. This year, the Storm are young all around.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Happenings

    GOLF Solorio Memorial Outing SPRING VALLEY — The Frank Solorio Memorial Golf Outing will be held Sat ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Cat fight

    Adrienne Snethen winds up for the Logan/Malden Lions, who met up with the Putnam County Pumas in junior high softball Friday in McNabb. PC won 16-1.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • TD haul

    Beck Robbins takes in a touchdown reception for the Princeton eighth-graders in Saturday’s 28-0 win over Rockton at Bryant Field.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Sweep success

    Princeton’s Jakob Ebner runs a sweep in Saturday’s Youth Football eighth-grade action at Bryant Field vs. Rockton. The Tigers won the game 28-0, sweep ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Carol Swearingen

    WYANET — Carol E. Swearingen, 79, of Wyanet died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Barbara Bush

    SHEFFIELD — Barbara Ann (Barry) Bush died peacefully at the age of 88 at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Clara Micklevitz

    PRINCETON — A memorial service for Clara Mae Micklevitz, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the New Ho ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Dolores Smith

    DIXON — Dolores M. Smith, 89, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut and Milledgeville, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home in Dixon.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • George Wood

    SEATONVILLE — George Wood, 66, of Seatonville died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Amy Porter

    TISKILWA — Amy V. Porter, 58, of Tiskilwa passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Clara Micklevitz

    PRINCETON — Clara Mae Micklevitz passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, friends and ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Lois Wise

    MENDOTA — Lois E. Wise, 90, of Mendota, formerly of Princeton, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Mendota Community Hospital.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Gary Shirley

    KINMUNDY — Gary Shirley, 59, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his home after several months of illness.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Charles Sims

    TISKILWA — Charles H. Sims, 80, of Tiskilwa passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Disorderly conduct Robert T. Lucas, 49, of DePue was charged with disorderly conduct in the 600 bloc ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Princeton Police arrest 3 residents for felonies

    PRINCETON — Princeton Police arrested three Princeton residents late Sunday in a series of felony theft charges, residential burglary and possession o ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftEvan K. Hopson, 28, of Ohio was charged with theft from Walmart at 3:55 p.m. Aug. 8. ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Joseph L. Kohr, 19, of Spring Valley was picked up at the intersection of Mary and Da ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Robert C. Bevington, 48, of Princeton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and driving w ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftLindsay R. Shaw, 27, of Princeton was charged with retail theft in Walmart at 4:14 p.m. ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    DUIRuben Madrigal, 20, of DePue was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, zero tolera ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of cannabis Caleb M. Theobald, 34, of Wyanet was charged with possession of drug parapher ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Patrica L. Epps, 47, of Spring Valley was picked up in the 100 block of North Spaldin ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving under influenceRobert J. Levine, 24, of Casa Grande, Ariz., was charged with driving under t ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    We all have a long list of reasons to be grateful. In fact, it is suggested we occasionally remind ourselves of those reasons. Good mental health and ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: The following is another column in the ongoing series by former BCR Staff Writer Barb Kromphardt and her battle with breast cancer.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s fair time! I don’t know about you, but the anticipation and excitement of the Bureau County Fair still runs deep in my veins. OK, this old body d ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • A bully by any other name ...

    While browsing through the news section of Google I found myself getting lost in the comments sections of each article. Most of the people I found see ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Facebook, not Factbook

    As a rule, the human race loves bad news. Yes, it’s really cute and lovely when a dog rescues a cat from drowning, but you will never see that lead th ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Mautino is good for the Illinois Valley

    State Rep. Frank Mautino is an experienced leader who works for the benefit of everyone in the district — regardless of political party; and everyone ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I happened to walk by the school supply aisle the other day, and I don’t mind telling you there was a certain pang of excitement in my soul. While it’ ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is an ongoing column from Barb Kromphardt regarding her journey with breast cancer.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    They say when it rains, it pours. That’s the case in my garden right now — but instead of raindrops, it’s pouring tomatoes!
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! We’ve sure had some lovely weather. I could deal with these temperatures for the rest of the summer! Warm days with a breeze — cool nights! Aaa ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Community Notes

    Genealogical society meetingKEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. M ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Beasley graduates from basic training

    SAN ANTONIO — Air Force Airman Joshua M. Beasley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary today, Thursday, to Kim and Micah Robinson. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • DeVenney, Reinbeck receive Edith I. Boyd scholarships

    MANLIUS — Lacey DeVenney and Sadie Reinbeck have been named the recipients of the 2014 Edith I. Boyd scholarships.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Thrivent group lends a hand in Joplin, Mo.

    KEWANEE — Working shoulder to shoulder with his team members and local volunteers in Joplin, Mo., Thrivent Financial’s Steve Becker recently returned ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Guither, Mink and Yerk gathering

    PRINCETON — The Guither, Mink and Yerk families gathered at Zearing Park Shelter Aug. 10 for a family gathering.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Reception

    SPRING VALLEY — Valley Community Church, East Saint Paul Street, Spring Valley, will host a small reception after the 10 a.m. service Sunday to honor ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Henning named to honor roll at AIB

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Dacia Henning of Wyanet has been named to the honor roll at AIB College of Business.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Community coffee

    SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host a community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Sept. 6 in the parish hall.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • The fourth annual Native Americans Speak is almost here

    CHILLICOTHE — The 4 Directions Healing Foundation will host the fourth annual Native Americans Speak event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Shore Ac ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:22 pm

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