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  • Tigresses hold off Lady Bruins

    PRINCETON — Thursday’s Bureau County girls basketball battle at Prouty Gym was a good one, right down to the very last shot. St. Bede’s Emma ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Boiler Girls ride quick start past Storm

    KEWANEE — After a quick 8-0 start by Kewanee, the Bureau Valley Storm couldn’t slow down the Boilers as they coasted to a 52-34 Three Rivers ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Auxiliary Unit 125 conducts workshop

    PRINCETON — Seven ladies of American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton conducted their January veterans workshop on Jan. 14 at ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Streak still stands

    PERU — On a night Bureau Valley stars Parker Neuhalfen and Tommy Johnston struggled to get untracked, the Storm turned to their unsung heroe ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Tigers fall to Boilermakers

    PRINCETON — It’ll be a tough road ahead for the Princeton Tigers if they wish to compete for a Three Rivers Athletic Conference title after ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • First Person (Christine "Chris" Thompson)

    Christine “Chris” Thompson City: Princeton. Where did you grow up: Princeton. Family: I feel truly blessed to have my husband, Tony, and two ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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  • ‘The life machine’

    DEPUE — A Georgia native attended Wednesday evening’s DePue CAG (Citizens Advisory Group) meeting to introduce a tool he’s created that could help bri ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Dear Soldier mailboxes abound

    Bureau County Republican Staff Writer Zita Henneberry is surrounded by a mountain of boxes being distributed throughout Bureau and Putnam counties for ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • PHS sets 2015 graduation date

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School (PHS) Board and administration have set the 2015 graduation date and time for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Princeton reviews bids, bridge and budget process

    PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council conducted a wide range of business transactions at their Monday night meeting including discussion on the Epper ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Hall looks at attendance issue

    SPRING VALLEY — Attendance continues to be a problem for students at Hall High School. The administrative staff continues to look for ways to combat t ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • IVCC committees to meet

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Board’s Facilities Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the boardroom, C307, to discuss a regional ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Spring Valley plans Monday meeting

    SPRING VALLEY — The city of Spring Valley Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers. Legislative and Water and Sewer commit ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Setting one’s sights on Vision 20/20

    KEWANEE — Education in Illinois is at a crossroads. Schools are being short-changed on state aid, required to comply with a long list of unfunded mand ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Tax season scams to avoid

    As the saying goes, nothing is certain except death and taxes. However, history shows another certainty is fraud and scams and specifically, tax-relat ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Knights of Columbus donates Tootsie Roll funds

    Gateway Services President/CEO Jeff Dean (left) receives a $2,074.04 check from Knights of Columbus representative David Lawrence. The donation repres ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • The end of the Streak

    MANLIUS - All good streaks come to an end. Bureau Valley’s unbeaten run finally came to and end Satu ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • The Streak is over

    MANLIUS - Kewanee defeated Bureau Valley 67-65 Friday at the Storm Cellar, ending the Storm's win streak at 20 to open the season.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Seniors lead Storm’s surge

    MANLIUS — Most teams would be over the moon with an 19-0 start. The Bureau Valley Storm aren’t most teams.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Boiler Girls ride quick start past Storm

    KEWANEE — After a quick 8-0 start by Kewanee, the Bureau Valley Storm couldn’t slow down the Boilers as they coasted to a 52-34 Three Rivers Athletic ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Tigresses hold off Lady Bruins

    PRINCETON — Thursday’s Bureau County girls basketball battle at Prouty Gym was a good one, right down to the very last shot.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Putnam County falls in TCC finals

    Peoria Christian charged past top-seeded Putnam County 61-40 to claim the 2015 Tri-County Conference Tournament championship Thursday night at Ottawa ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:56 pm
  • They call it the Streak

    Best win streaks to start season in Bureau County, Putnam County history 32 • Spring Valley Hall boy ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Storm down Comets

    STERLING — Heaven Bennett, all 6 feet of her, is not afraid to admit that sometimes her Bureau Valley Storm gets antsy when finding open looks.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Streak still stands

    PERU — On a night Bureau Valley stars Parker Neuhalfen and Tommy Johnston struggled to get untracked, the Storm turned to their unsung heroes.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Tigers fall to Boilermakers

    PRINCETON — It’ll be a tough road ahead for the Princeton Tigers if they wish to compete for a Three Rivers Athletic Conference title after dropping a ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Vernon Luther

    NEPONSET —  Vernon Luther, 95, of Neponset passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. He was born on Aug. 31 ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Julia Alter

    PRINCETON — Julia Shipp Alter of Princeton and Boca Raton, Fla., passed away peacefully with her family on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Emma 'Toddy' Mikuska

    Emma Jean "Toddy" Mikuska (nee Residori), 79, was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, with her loving family by her side. She passed away f ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Marjorie Schwabenland

    LAMOILLE — Marjorie E. Schwabenland, 86, of LaMoille  passed away on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Mendota Community Hospital, surrounded by her family wh ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Jay Langford

    SHEFFIELD — Jay Langford, 91, of Sheffield died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at his home. I. Jay Langfor ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Ruth Parrott

    PRINCETON — Ruth LaDessa (Johnson) Nelson Parrott died at the age of 97 on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. She was a resident of Liberty Village in Princeton. ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • M. Marguerite Wall

    BRADFORD — M. Marguerite Wall, 100, of Bradford died at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at home. Bo ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Catherine Wentworth-Sheilds

    OHIO, Ill. — Catherine M. "Kay" Wentworth-Sheilds, 77, of Ohio, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • John Ladgenski

    SPRING VALLEY — John R. Ladgenski, 88, of Spring Valley died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Manor Court of Peru.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Verna Knoll

    PEORIA — Verna Lee Knoll, 83, of Peoria passed away at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery Melissa A. McDaniel, 34, of LaMoille was charged with battery in the 300 block of West Saint ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license revokedKyle E. Simmons, 21, of Streator was charged with driving while license ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Ryan S. Johnson, 30, of Princeton lost control of his vehicle on ice and went into the dit ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Harold Parr, 61, of Princeton was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 180 near Route 6 at 8:25 p.m. Jan. 6.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Warrant arrestAndrew L. Martinez, 28, of DePue was charged with an in-state warrant and possession o ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Battery Christopher J. Smith, 45, of Ladd was charged with battery in the 1400 block of West Peru St ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Illinois State Police

    DU Dwayne J. Gembeck, 52, of Mendota was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, opera ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Duckworth sentenced to prison

    PRINCETON — A Wyanet man was sentenced to serve four and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after a plea agreement.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by Nicholas S. Epley, 40, of Flossmoor, Ill. struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    License suspendedMichael J. Joniak, 42, of Buda was arrested for driving on a suspended/revoked driv ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • What will the county board do?

    A large number of Greenville Township homeowners are concerned as to whether or not the Bureau County Board will enforce the existing county ordinance ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • ‘Dear Soldier’ ... thank you!

    Before I came to work at the Bureau County Republican, I worked as a trail guide at Fox River Resort in Norway. There I cared for their horses and led ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • The selfie

    I heard somewhere that 2014 was deemed, "The Year of the Selfie." For those who don't embrace technology, a "selfie" is a photo you take of yourself w ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    The warmer temperatures the past few days have been a wonderful reprieve, in the scope of winter weather. But I wouldn’t get used to it ... Mother Nat ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • An Alpine adventure

    I have not seen or heard any advertising to come to Princeton and see the Alps down the center of a major highway. Visitors usually flock to Princeton ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We survived the deep freeze! Yee-ha! Like most of you, I’m not fond of those brutal temperatures, but in the scope of things, it could always be worse ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Life lessons from the TV

    While watching television the other day with my kids, I wondered what kind of lessons they were picking up from their favorite shows. I thought back t ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Just when we thought we might have it licked ... it found us. Most of us woke up Sunday morning to a world, nicely tucked in with a soft blanket of sn ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Opening trade with Cuba

    As a soybean farmer and Illinois Soybean Growers Board member who has visited Cuba, I’m very pleased that President Barack Obama recently took steps t ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • What’s life like in a big family?

    I don’t need to watch the Duggar family on television to know what life in a big family is like. My parents have nine children -- a fact that always s ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Conservation cropping seminar Jan. 27

    SYCAMORE — University of Illinois Extension-Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit encourages producers, agribusinesses and others interested, along w ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Farm Bureau offers farm lease seminar

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will hold an informational seminar about farm leases and the continued changes within the agriculture indust ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Extension offers beekeeping webinar

    HENRY — University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam counties will again host the next in the series of the Four Seasons gardening webinars. Join ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • OSF Saint Luke offers pelvic floor therapy

    KEWANEE — OSF Saint Luke Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services Department has expanded the occupational therapy program to provide specialized ther ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Geronimo Energy announces winner

    Keith Bolin (left), project developer for Geronimo Energy, presents a Lego turbine package to Carolyn Meisenheimer of Walnut after a drawing on Dec. 1 ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Miss Michelle opens office

    PRINCETON — Miss Michelle, a psychic reader and spiritual advisor, recently opened her own office in Princeton at 1675 N. Main St., Princeton.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • IVCH commended for efforts to reduce elective deliveries

    PERU — Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s efforts to work with expectant mothers to reduce the number of early elective deliveries earned the hospit ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Jaggers, Lee retire from Perry Memorial Hospital

    Donna JaggersCompany: Perry Memorial Hospital.Number of years of service: About 33 years.Responsibil ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Open house Saturday at Walnut House

    WALNUT — Walnut House Gardens & Greens has announced it will host an open house Saturday, Jan. 24. The family-owned business will extend business hour ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Everyone is welcome at Ali’s Pantry

    GRANVILLE — On the north end of the business district in Granville sits a local landmark. Serving since 1997, Ali’s Pantry has been the go-to place in ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Stage 212 seeks submissions from directors

    LASALLE — Stage 212 in LaSalle is currently seeking submissions from directors for the 2016 season. The organization is seeking well-known, highly rec ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • PPSF will host annual trivia night on Feb. 21

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Schools Foundation will have its seventh annual trivia night fundraiser on Feb. 21 at A Hundred Acres Orchard.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Community Notes

    Quilters Guild meetingPRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at th ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Auxiliary Unit 125 conducts workshop

    PRINCETON — Seven ladies of American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton conducted their January veterans workshop on Jan. 14 at the post h ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • River Valley Players announce audition dates

    HENRY — Auditions have been set for the River Valley Players’ presentation of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The show will be performed April 25, 26 and 27 a ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Biggs named to dean’s list

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — David Biggs of Princeton has been named to the 2014 fall semester dean’s list at Columbia College. To be named to the dean’s list, a s ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Nett named to dean’s list

    ST. PETER, Minn. — Kelle Nett of Spring Valley has been named to the 2014 fall semester dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College. The list comprises s ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Ackland to mark 100th

    An open house to celebrate the 100th birthday of Inez Vickrey Ackland of Kewanee will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 250 East ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Grief and loss support group will meet Feb. 17

    PRINCETON — The Bureau Valley Volunteer Hospice grief and loss support group will hold its monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Perry Memorial ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Friday to our dad, Marc Mongan. Hope it’s a good one. Love, Kody and Kelsea.• Ha ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:28 pm

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