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  • First medallion hunt clue released

    PRINCETON — Heartland Bank’s Great Medallion Hunt begins Saturday, Aug. 27.This is the 29th year for ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:03 pm
  • Fast rides and fun times at the BC Fair

    The annual Bureau County Fair kicked off Wednesday, Aug. 24, much to the delight of the children in the county who had mile-wide smiles and delighted ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • Leaking roof fixed at LaMoille H.S.

    LAMOILLE — A leaking gym roof at LaMoille High School was discussed by the LaMoille Community Unit School Board on Thursday, Aug. 18.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • Tentative PES budget approved

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School District Board gave preliminary approval Monday to a budget that projects about $13.3 million in revenue, ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • ALPLM acquires papers of ‘Spoon River’ poet

    SPRINGFIELD – The Edgar Lee Masters Home and Museum has given the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) a trove of documents, manusc ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:38 pm
  • State announces Sept. 1 start of low income energy assistance program enrollment

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Energy Assistance has announced the Low Income Home Energy Assi ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • Back in black

    SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School will be back in the black — there’s no more red bleeding out of the budget.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Ladd woman missing

    LADD — A Ladd woman has been reported missing from her home since Tuesday. Ladd Police Department, ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • PHS Booster Club taking complaints to the school board

    PRINCETON — Princeton Tigers Athletic Booster Club board members, citing ongoing tensions with high school staff, will meet in closed session with the ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • Auction Calendar

    Aug. 26 – Joe and Janelle McCarter, real estate, 4 p.m., Lot 14 Ridgefield Road, Deer Run North, Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Bureau Valley dominates in all phases in rout of E-P

    PROPHETSTOWN – It’s a tough call to say whether Bureau Valley’s offense, defense or special teams shined the brightest during Friday’s season opener a ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Steamers rain on Hall

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Red Devils’ start to the 2016 season didn’t go as planned as the Fulton Steamers opened the floodgates Friday and tacked on 4 ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Tigers have eye-opener

    PRINCETON — If anyone thought the Princeton Tigers graduated too much talent from its 3A quarterfinalists from 2015, Blake Janssen and mates gave them ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • DePue, Hall pitch in together for soccer co-op

    Hall wanted to give its kids an opportunity to play soccer. DePue had a need for some new players. Their new co-op arrangement is going to benefit bot ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Townes remain royal couple at Wyaton

    When Kirk and Carol Towne plan a date night, there’s a good chance they’re heading to Wyaton Hills Golf Course.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Tigresses’ loss is ‘frustrating’

    Andy Puck had one word to sum up Princeton’s showing in Thursday’s Three Rivers East opener against Prophetstown at Prouty Gym — frustrating.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:45 pm
  • Illinois late-winter and special CWD deer hunting seasons counties announced for 2016-17

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Late-Winter Antlerless-only Deer Hunting Season will be open in 24 counties, while the state’s Special CWD Deer Hunting Season ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • SBA, Hall flood Spring Creek

    Spring Creek became a busy place for high school boys golf Wednesday.Floods at Oak Ridge Golf Course ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Logan wins tournament

    The Princeton Logan softball team won the Brimfield Tournament Aug. 20, defeating Lincoln, Brimfield and Washington St. Patrick’s. In their most recen ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Lady Bruins win season opener

    The Lady Bruins opened the 2016 volleyball season in style Thursday, Aug. 25, defeating Rock Falls 26-24, 8-25, 25-21.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:05 pm
  • Betty Mercer

    PRINCETON — Betty E. Mercer, 96, of Princeton died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Greenfield Retirement Home in Princeton.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • Melvin Carlson

    PRINCETON — Melvin E. Carlson, 79, of Princeton passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • Robert Noel

    PRINCETON — Robert A. Noel, 67, of Princeton died Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, 2016, at UPH Peoria Methodist Medical Center.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:58 pm
  • David White

    LASALLE — David Ray White, 94, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the LaSalle Veterans Home. ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Ellen 'Bernice' Burke

    PRINCETON — Ellen "Bernice" Burke, 77, of Princeton, and most recently Liberty Village, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Robert Noel

    PRINCETON — Robert A. Noel, 67, of Princeton died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Sandy Blum

    ROCKFORD — Sandy M. Ryan Blum, 65, of Rockford passed away Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2016 in Rockford Memorial Hospital.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Brandon Bickett

    PRINCETON — Brandon N. Bickett, 30, of Tiskilwa died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Denver, Colo. He was ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Freida Anderson

    PRINCETON — Freida Anderson, 97, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Manor Court of Princeton.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • John Pearson

    EASLEY, S.C. — John J. Pearson, 64, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his home after a lengthy illness.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA vehicle driven by Wayne L. Hammerich, 73, of Ladd struck a vehicle owned by Kylee K. Schw ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Morene Guadalupe, 18, of DePue lost control on Route 6 near Mary Street at 1:17 p.m. Aug. 20.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Ohio female and Gary Huffman, 61, of Pekin were involved in a two-vehicle acc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsMarie A. Claus, 80, of DePue struck a parked car trying to jump start another vehicle on La ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsIbrahim Mustafic, 43, of Kennewick, Wash., lost control of his vehicle on a rainy road and ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Dawn M. O'Keefe, 50, of Granville and Andrea L. Dibbern, 37 ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Ohio female and Gary Huffman, 61, of Pekin were involved in a two-vehicle acc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsJames N. Headley, 38, of Buda was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer on ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Olga I Berezecky, 66, of Lockport and Mary V. Clark, 38, of Old Monroe, Mo., were involved in an accident on Route 26 near North 300 North Avenue in O ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftQuadir B. Whitehurst, 33, of Princeton was charged with theft at the intersection of Claude Bai ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • The bell has rung

    In this job, I get to visit a lot of schools. I like that. The sights, sounds and smells of our institutions of education in this area tend to take me ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Through the uprights ... almost

    It’s funny how the brain works, or doesn’t work in some cases. It’s weird how it seems to pick and choose, willy-nilly, what to remember and what to t ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Limit legislative leaders’ terms

    We’re not necessarily fans of term limits for elected public servants.After all, isn’t that what ele ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Some young mothers were talking about their favorite fall colors, and one who had five children replied, “The yellow school bus.”
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • What makes a collection?

    Collecting, though not exclusively human, has been thoroughly developed by us and has been broken into countless categories and sub-categories. The pe ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Perfecting the performance ...

    My children grew up thinking my mother was a cyborg. She is that grandparent who always had a camera or video camera covering half of her face, giving ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    The Bureau County Fair comes to town this week. For some, it will be a brand new experience, however for many of us, this traditional August activity ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Extend media coverage to all courtrooms

    Letting the public see, and hear, and know more about how the Illinois judicial process works is the goal of an Extended Media Coverage policy that wa ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • A wave of change

    I grew up on a farm. While that meant many things back then, one of the most important traits that distinguished us from city folks was the ability to ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Recalculating

    Technology is a nice thing, right up until the point when you really need it, and then technology leaves you by the side of the road like a jilted lov ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • Rehearsals announced for IVCC Choir

    OGLESBY — Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:38 pm
  • Curtis inducted

    Charlie Gonigam, president of the Rotary Club of Walnut, inducts Tina Curtis of LaMoille into the club.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Open house planned

    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Carol Arteberry will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in the Kasbeer Community Church Hall.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Harkness inducted

    Susan Harkness, local businesswoman, is pictured with Charlie Gonigam (right), president of the Rotary Club of Walnut, and her husband and fellow Rota ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • VITAS representative will address Walnut Rotary

    WALNUT — A representative of VITAS Healthcare will address the Walnut Rotary Club at its weekly meeting at the Walnut Café on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • Ladd Auxiliary announces contest winner

    LADD — The Ladd American Legion Auxiliary Post 938 sponsored the Americanism Essay contest.The unit’ ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • Photos from You — Bonnell

    Lynne Bonnell of Arlington submitted this photo of her granddaughter, Anna Carlson, taken at this year’s Relay for Life event at Zearing Park. She sav ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • NIU announces spring 2016 graduates

    DEKALB — Northern Illinois University in DeKalb has announced the awarding of graduate and undergraduate degrees at the conclusion of its spring sessi ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Lind receives degree

    EUREKA — Chelsey Lind of Wyanet received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with teacher license from Eureka College on Aug. 10, graduating ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • Annual pie contest

    PRINCETON — Bureau County HCE, Home and Community Education, will sponsor the annual pie contest at the Homestead Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:28 am