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  • Lady Comets streak past PHS

    STERLING — The Princeton Tigresses got off to a good start, putting the ball in play, taking advantage of Newman errors and scoring three ru ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Lady Devils dance over the Storm

    Before getting out their dancing shoes for prom, the Hall Lady Devils put on their hitting shoes Thursday, April 23, defeating Bureau Valley ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Duffin signs with Sauk

    Princeton High School senior Garrett Duffin has signed a letter of intent to play basketball next year for Sauk Valley Community College. He ...
    April 24, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Reaching the summit at LJHS

    Princeton’s Logan Junior High School students Koel Hjertstedt and Victoria Tieman climb a rock wall set up at the school Friday, April 24. E ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    It was the spring of 1953, and Richard Widmark was in Princeton staying with the Best family. He had shown up at 1 a.m. driving an old incon ...

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    April 24, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Tigresses blow by the Hubs

    ROCHELLE — The Princeton Tigresses soccer team blew into Rochelle on Monday, April 20, and sailed to a 3-0 victory over the Lady Hubs.Battli ...
    April 22, 2015 - 3:51 pm
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  • Bus stop!

    SPRING VALLEY — Dwindling state funding for transportation has got the Spring Valley Elementary School Board brainstorming on ways to decrease its bus ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Struna: The problem is revenue

    SPRING VALLEY — A reduction in general state aid combined with declining property tax revenue is causing the newly-reorganized Hall High School Board ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Reaching the summit at LJHS

    Princeton’s Logan Junior High School students Koel Hjertstedt and Victoria Tieman climb a rock wall set up at the school Friday, April 24. Every four ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Taking a gamble

    Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series on video gaming in Illinois; how it works, where the money goes and who can benefit from ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Princeton to flush hydrants

    PRINCETON — The city of Princeton will flush all fire hydrants beginning Monday, April 27, and ending Friday, May 8. For more information, contact the ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • IFT seeks to represent support staff at IVCC

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Federation of Teachers has filed a petition to represent support staff at Illinois Valley Community College. IFT Field Service ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Nominations are sought for Illinoisan of the Day

    SPRINGFIELD — Nominations are needed for the seventh annual Illinoisan of the Day program. The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is seeking indivi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Farmers’ market kicks off 2015 season

    PRINCETON — Representatives and supporters of the Princeton Farmers’ Market met on Wednesday, April 22, to celebrate the 45th year of Earth Day and to ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Board re-organized; students, staff honored

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School (PHS) Board welcomed new member Terry Smallwood at its meeting Wednesday, April 22.
    April 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Senate passes SB 914

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislation co-sponsored by State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Peru) to help reduce taxpayer-funded abuses of office passed the Illinois Senate Thu ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Young McDonald

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Red Devils easily handled Bureau Valley for the second time this season as they won their Three Rivers Athletic Conference ma ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Lady Comets streak past PHS

    STERLING — The Princeton Tigresses got off to a good start, putting the ball in play, taking advantage of Newman errors and scoring three runs in the ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Track and field

    At Amboy: Both of the Amboy/LaMoille track and field squads place second in their own Gordon Mool Invitational Thursday.
    April 24, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Boys tennis

    Streator 4, Princeton 1: Colby Robbins and Ryan Frank had a 6-2, 6-3 victory for the Tigers at No. 2 doubles Thursday at Streator. The Bulldogs took ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Baseball

    St. Bede 16, Amboy 6: The Bruins improved to 6-0 in the Three Rivers East, 11-4 overall with Thursday’s win over the visiting Clippers in game calle ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Lady Devils dance over the Storm

    Before getting out their dancing shoes for prom, the Hall Lady Devils put on their hitting shoes Thursday, April 23, defeating Bureau Valley 18-7.
    April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Coaching carousel spins

    The coaching carousel has begun to spin.Longtime coach Mike Cooper has stepped down as the Ottawa gi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Duffin signs with Sauk

    Princeton High School senior Garrett Duffin has signed a letter of intent to play basketball next year for Sauk Valley Community College. He becomes t ...
    April 24, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    American Legion Baseball PRINCETON — There will be an informational meeting American Legion Baseball ...
    April 23, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Tigers, Pranka capture Ferris Invite

    PRINCETON — Drew Pranka and the Princeton Tigers reigned supreme in the Ferris Family Invite Monday, April 20, at Princeton.
    April 22, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Merlyn Ahrens

    PRINCETON — Merlyn R. Ahrens, 86, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 22, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    NEW: April 27, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • John Olson

    WALNUT — A memorial service, with full military honors, for John W. Olson, 96, of Walnut, who passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, will be at 10:30 a.m ...
    NEW: April 27, 2015 - 8:06 am
  • Daniel McKean

    BRADFORD — Daniel Benedict McKean, 92, of Bradford passed away at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at home.
    April 22, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Zerenna Brandt

    MINERAL — Zerenna Fidella Riley Brandt, 100, of Mineral died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    April 21, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Lucille Grunloh

    BRADFORD — Lucille D. Grunloh, 88, of Bradford passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015, surrounded by her family.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • Lucille Grunloh

    BRADFORD — Lucille D. Grunloh, 88, of Bradford passed away at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.
    April 20, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Dorothy Fosdick

    TISKILWA — Dorothy M. Fosdick, 92, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    April 20, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Zerenna Brandt

    MINERAL — Zerenna F. Brandt, 100, of Mineral died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    April 20, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Thomas Sterling

    TISKILWA — Thomas Lee Sterling, 64, of Tiskilwa passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at his home. Pri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Betty Lawson

    PRINCETON — Betty J. Lawson, 84, of Princeton died at 8:49 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at her home in Princeton.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    No license/seat beltA 14-year-old Wyanet male went off the roadway and overturned the vehicle at 11: ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftTwo 17-year-old males from Walnut were charged with retail theft from Walmart at 6:34 p. ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance Michael D. Mateika, 51, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance violation ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Possession of cannabis Floyd E. Storey, 35, of Marseilles was charged with possession of drug paraph ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Zachary M. Savitch, 21, of Peru was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal consumption of alcoholIsaiah C. Austin, 19, of Tiskilwa and Tawnie S. Arrington, 19, of Buda ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUIMelissa A. McDaniels, 34, of LaMoille was charged with driving under the influence and failure to ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentBrent D. Davis, 23, of Buda backed into a parked car while trying to evade police arrest at ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftDanion D. Hopson, 24, of Lyndon, Ill., was charged with retail theft from Walmart at 1:0 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of drug paraphernaliaJose R. Avila, 21, of Peru was charged with possession of drug parap ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    It was the spring of 1953, and Richard Widmark was in Princeton staying with the Best family. He had shown up at 1 a.m. driving an old inconspicuous a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • The same old refrain but with a different twist

    It didn’t take very long for our newly-elected governor to repeat the mantra of the medical industry, insurance companies, big corporations and others ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! The tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more are growing like crazy now in my yard. There’s nothing sweeter than to take a morning cup of coffee to ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • How to use video effectively for local marketing

    Video is a powerful marketing tool for small business. Thanks to high speed Internet, YouTube and Facebook, and the rise of mobile prevalence, more vi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:50 am
  • The man, the ring ... and the Army

    I’ve got the man. I’ve got the ring, and I’ve never been happier ... I’m engaged!After nearly 10 hou ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

    President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving thi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Funding crisis for Soil and Water Conservation districts

    Nearly $2.8 million of the Soil and Water Conservation District funding for FY 2015 has been “suspended” by Governor’s Office of Management & Budget a ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Underdog Lincoln still revered, 150 years later

    Americans love to root for underdogs.When underdogs prevail, their accomplishments are greatly celeb ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    While Bureau County didn’t experience Mother Nature’s wrath last week in the form of the tornadoes that touched down and the severe storms in other co ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    “Hell and High Water” was a project put into production by Fox Studio chief Darryl Zanuck as a direct retort to those who claimed his pet project, “Ci ...
    April 10, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Farm bureaus plan golf outing

    Bureau and Lee County Farm Bureaus will be hosting their sixth annual Golf Outing for supporters of Ag in the Classroom. The outing will be held Frida ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Bureau Valley holds plant sale in May

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2; Saturday, May 9; and Saturday, May 16, at the Bureau Valley H ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • More than just a white face

    I’d like to ask everyone to close their eyes. Bear with me – you’ll see why this is important in a minute. Now, with your eyes closed, I want you to p ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Farm Bureau plans Tractor Trek

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation will hold its fourth annual Tractor Trek Saturday, June 20. This year’s event is an effort to raise funds for ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Agricultural Summary

    Statewide, precipitation averaged 0.38 inches, 0.57 inches below normal. The average temperature was 60.5 degrees, 6.9 degrees above normal. There wer ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • USDA Rural Development launches new website

    CHAMPAIGN — USDA Rural Development has launched a new website to enhance program accessibility and customer service.
    April 24, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Wyanet Carpet joins Flooring America

    PRINCETON — Wyanet Carpet announced that the company has joined Flooring America, one of the nation’s largest flooring covering cooperatives. The stor ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Holt named Liberty Village’s administrator

    PRINCETON — Peggy Holt has been named the administrator of Liberty Village of Princeton.Holt, born a ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Bank donates $10,000 to scholarship campaign

    Eureka Savings Bank of LaSalle, Mendota, Peru and Oglesby has made a $10,000 donation to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation scholarship ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • IVCH promotes Schaefer

    PERU — Jim Schaefer has been appointed vice president of physician and outpatient services at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.
    April 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Saturday, April 25, to Harold Read. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Happ ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Community Notes

    Blood drivesThe American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, at ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Walkers will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.Michael Walker and the for ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Funderbergs to note 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Funderberg of 210 N. Galena St., Tiskilwa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family meal at a late date.
    April 24, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Winners announced

    MANLIUS — The Manlius Historical Society held its annual drawdown on April 18. The three winners of the prizes, in alphabetical order, were Roger Boli ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • ‘Celebration of Churches Tour’ set for May 3

    LAMOILLE — The four LaMoille churches will host a “Celebration of Churches Tour” on Sunday, May 3. The event is free and open to the public.
    April 24, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Shirley Coates will celebrate 95th birthday

    An open house to celebrate the 95th birthday of Shirley Coates of Princeton will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church o ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Cumptons will note 60th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Bob (Linda) Cumpton of Malden will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday. They will celebrate with family.
    April 24, 2015 - 2:07 pm
  • Community Notes

    Cookout in WyanetWYANET — The Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sa ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Princeton High School prom set for May 9

    PRINCETON — The 2015 Princeton High School prom is planned for Saturday, May 9. The theme this year is “Wish Upon a Star”.
    April 22, 2015 - 2:11 pm

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