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  • Falling in love with Paris

    Falling in love with Paris, a 2-year-old dog Friends of Strays (FOS) adopted out to a loving family, was an easy task. Not only did Paris fi ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:23 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 193 ...

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    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • BVHS art students take part in exhibition at IVCC

    Bureau Valley High School art students display some of their artwork that will be on display during the Illinois Valley Community College Hi ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Kinczewski graduates cum laude from ISU

    BLOOMINGTON — Richard Kinczewski, the son of David and Wendy Kinczewski of Granville, graduated on Dec. 12 from Illinois State University du ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Logan holds geography bee

    The social studies department at Logan Junior High School in Princeton recently held its 22nd annual National Geographic Society Geography B ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • From the Ground Up! will host conference

    PRINCETON — From the Ground Up! will host a half-day mini conference, “The Best in Local Foods” from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at th ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:13 pm
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  • Keeping the fun in faith

    PRINCETON — Catholic Schools Week has been celebrated since 1974, and for St. Louis Catholic School Principal Richard Koehler, it's all about allowing ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Want to be a good leader?

    PRINCETON — Local business owners and representatives gathered at the Prouty building Thursday, Feb. 4, for Princeton Chamber of Commerce's first morn ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Pastor Burkey dies at 87

    PRINCETON — Whether behind the pulpit, around the dinner table or out in his community, Pastor Harold Burkey was a man who cared about the spiritual g ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • St. Bede Academy celebrates Catholic Schools Week

    PERU — Throughout the past week, area Catholic schools have taken part in a nationwide celebration to recognize the value of Catholic education and al ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Peru Police arrest Wyanet man on warrant for Class 4 felony

    PERU — Zachariah Williams, 33, of Wyanet was picked up in the 200 block of East First Street in Wyanet at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 27 on a LaSalle County warra ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Skoog announces Cell Phones for Soldiers drop-off location at district office in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — State Rep. Andy Skoog, D-LaSalle, is asking residents to donate used cell phones at his district office in Spring Valley, located at 2 ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Weaver shares thoughts, future goals

    PRINCETON — State Sen. Chuck Weaver was in Princeton Thursday, Feb. 4, to share some of the items on his spring
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Falling in love with Paris

    Falling in love with Paris, a 2-year-old dog Friends of Strays (FOS) adopted out to a loving family, was an easy task. Not only did Paris find a home ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Conger retires from Perry Memorial Hospital

    PRINCETON — Rex Conger, president/CEO of Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, is announcing his retirement effective Jan. 15, 2017. Conger has been t ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Peru Police arrest SV man for possession of heroin

    PERU — Thomas J. Humpage, 52, of Spring Valley was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin, with the intent to deliver in t ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Friday nights boys hoops update

    Drew Pullam hit a game-winning 3-pointer for the second game in a row, lifting the Hall Red Devils to a 65-62 win at Riverdale Friday.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Hall, St. Bede girls finish out with wins

    The Hall Lady Devils and St. Bede Lady Bruins finished off the regular season with wins in Three Rivers Conference play Thursday, Feb. 4.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • Sub-sectionals add wrinkle to postseason play

    The postseason format for IHSA girls and boys basketball added a little wrinkle with the introduction of sub-sectionals to the Class 1 and 2A levels.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Storm reaches Boiling point

    MANLIUS — Through three quarters the Bureau Valley Storm kept pace with Kewanee before the Boiler Girls took over and grabbed a 78-53 Three Rivers Ath ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Girls regionals at a glance:

    At Seneca (2A) Team to beat: Hall (19-5). Watch out for: St Bede (18-12), Princeton (11-14). Mond ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • BCR Prognosticators

    The BCR has caucused its panel of experts for our annual predictions for Sunday’s Super Bowl. Steve ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Keegan signs with Augustana

    Hall senior Brooke Keegan signs to continue her volleyball career for Augustana College. The Lady Devils setter was the 2015 BCR co-Player of the Year ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • Senior Spotlight (McKenzie Lechner)

    School: Hall High School. Date/place of birth: Aug. 26, 1998; IVCH, Peru. Hometown: Spring Valley. ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Happenings

    Baseball sign-upsSPRING VALLEY — Registration for the Spring Valley/ DePue/ Dalzell Little League wi ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:01 pm
  • Sisters-in-law act

    Shannon Allen and Sherry Allen will have a lot to talk about at their next family reunion.This year’ ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:35 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
  • Eileen Barto

    SEATONVILLE — Eileen Barto, 97, formerly of Seatonville, passed away the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Manor Court of Peru, where she had r ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Jul Adams-Watkins

    WALNUT — Jul Adams-Watkins, 63, of Walnut died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at her home. Arrangements ar ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:05 am
  • John 'Gordie' Stuepfert

    LAMOILLE — John Gordon "Gordie" Stuepfert, 68, of LaMoille died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in his home after a brief illness.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Eric Whittington

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — Eric T. Whittington, 47, of Hollowayville passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • Pastor Harold Burkey

    PRINCETON — Pastor Harold Burkey, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, surrounded by family.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Doris Metternich

    PRINCETON — Doris E. Metternich, 87, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Doris Huff

    SHEFFIELD — Doris Huff, 92, formerly of Sheffield, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Eric Whittington

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — Eric Whittington, 47, of Hollowayville died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:46 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 3, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • 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
  • Dant really does own the bowling alley now

    J.T. Dant already bowled like he owned the place.He’s a three-time winner of the Master’s Bowling To ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Henry Decoy Show set for Feb. 14

    Hope you are free on Feb. 14 so you can attend the 48th annual Henry Decoy Show. This is really a great show for those who like to see or collect deco ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’

    “I forgive you.”Are there any three more powerful words? Can “I love you” — also used for counter to ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • The blink

    It’s been said things happen “in the blink of an eye.” I’ve used the phrase myself — actually quite a few times. My grandmother used to say it too ... ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • What makes you bloom?

    This is a story about a little Swedish Ivy. His journey began over a decade ago when my ex in-laws decided to go to the Bahamas for three years on a m ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    My mom and I were looking through a magazine the other day, and we came across a survey conducted by the Bank of America. I’m not sure when the survey ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Community Notes

    FFA alumni will sell pork chopsPRINCETON — The Princeton FFA alumni will host a pork chop stand at t ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Sunday, Feb. 7, to Roger Swan, Bob Hayward and Linda Gustafson. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Kindergarten pre-registration planned in Ladd

    LADD — Ladd Community Consolidated School has set kindergarten pre-registration day for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • BVHS art students take part in exhibition at IVCC

    Bureau Valley High School art students display some of their artwork that will be on display during the Illinois Valley Community College High School ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Mays will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Pete May of 528 Hidden Lake Drive, Princeton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 13 with a family dinner.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Logan holds geography bee

    The social studies department at Logan Junior High School in Princeton recently held its 22nd annual National Geographic Society Geography Bee. Approx ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Weeks named to dean’s list

    LONGVIEW, Texas — Jacob Weeks of LaMoille has been named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. The dean’s list rec ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Kinczewski graduates cum laude from ISU

    BLOOMINGTON — Richard Kinczewski, the son of David and Wendy Kinczewski of Granville, graduated on Dec. 12 from Illinois State University during its 1 ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Ralph, Roberta Patty will note 71st anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Patty of Princeton will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary.Ralph Richard Pa ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Matthew Warren earns degree

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn., graduated more than 792 students during the 2015 fall semester. Commencement ceremo ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 2:50 pm

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