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  • New playground installed

    After just under a year of planning and preparation, the new Malden Grade School playground was installed this past June. Students from Mald ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • SV Apostolic Tabernacle holds hog roast

    The Spring Valley Apostolic Tabernacle held the second annual hog roast and corn bag toss tournament on Labor Day. There were 75 people in a ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Dunseth awarded MATCO franchise in Arizona

    Bruce Dunseth and family have been awarded the MATCO franchise dealership for Northern Phoenix and part of the Scottsdale, Ariz., area. He i ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • PHS pom squad attend camp

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School pom squad attended the UDA summer camp in July at Northern Illinois University.The squad prepared for ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Storm acing chemistry

    SPRING VALLEY — Val Reuter said Bureau Valley coach Abbi Bosnich gives the Storm volleyball team a quote before every match. Tuesday’s messa ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Tigresses get much-needed win

    KEWANEE — Coach Andy Puck and his Princeton Tigresses went into Kewanee Tuesday night needing a win to get their season back on track, and t ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:19 pm
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  • BCUW kicks off 2015 campaign

    PRINCETON — The goal thermometer is up; campaign chairpersons have been announced; and the first fundraiser event is close to teeing-off.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Demolition set for downtown Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Demolition activity is about to take place in Spring Valley’s downtown area.On Monda ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Paige Clark is Sullivan's best bagger

    Paige Clark works quickly in the Best Bagger Contest Tuesday night at Sullivan’s Foods in Princeton to determine the store’s best and fastest grocery ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Under water

    PRINCETON — Two Princeton residents are asking for financial reimbursement from the city for clean-up expenses after their basements were flooded in J ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church celebrating 160 years

    SHEFFIELD — The St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Sheffield is celebrating 160 years of spiritual life and growth.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Repair work to begin on fishing pier ramp

    PRINCETON — Plans are going forward for the repair of the Zearing Park fishing pond pier which has been closed to the public since last spring.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Walnut Village Board hears financial report

    WALNUT— Village auditor Joseph Birkey of Birkey & Noble, PC of Princeton presented Walnut’s annual financial report at the village board meeting this ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Homestead window display winners announced

    PRINCETON — Winners in this year’s window display contest have been announced. They include:In the c ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • TSC to host PAWS event

    PRINCETON — Animal lovers will want to stop by Tractor Supply Co. on North Main Street this Saturday, for the store’s annual PAWS event. TSC Assistant ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • First Person — Kyle Fisher

    Name: Kyle Fisher City: Princeton. Where did you grow up: Tiskilwa. Family: Wife, Ashli Fisher; moth ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • Booker to coach Bruins baseball

    Bill Booker has been named as the new head baseball coach at St. Bede Academy, takng over for longtime coach John Bellino who retired at the end of la ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Volliein' for Babies

    The Hall Lady Devils (left) and the Bureau Valley Storm (right) not only squared off at the net Tuesday for some volleyball, they also teamed up for a ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 4)

    Princeton (2-1, 1-0) at St. Bede (2-1, 1-0) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Bede Academy.At a gla ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Hall things considered good for Hall of Fame

    Jerry Stank looked at Rollie Himes and the senior picture on the Hall of Fame plaque Himes received Friday Night at Hall High School, and said, “It’s ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Tigresses make clean sweep at the net

    The Princeton Tigresses made a clean sweep at Streator, defeating the host Bulldogs 5-0 at both the varsity and F/S levels Tuesday.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Tigresses get much-needed win

    KEWANEE — Coach Andy Puck and his Princeton Tigresses went into Kewanee Tuesday night needing a win to get their season back on track, and they weren’ ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Storm acing chemistry

    SPRING VALLEY — Val Reuter said Bureau Valley coach Abbi Bosnich gives the Storm volleyball team a quote before every match. Tuesday’s message must ha ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Bruins will find a ‘vastly improved’ Tiger team

    John Bellino knows the Princeton Tiger football team his St. Bede Bruins will face Friday night at Academy is much improved. Those Tigers have won two ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Happenings

    FISHING Take a Vet Fishing Day SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Walleye Club will sponsor its Take ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Senior Spotlight — Miles Rose

    Name: Miles Rose. Hometown: Princeton. School: Princeton High School. Family: Tommy (dad), Sandra (m ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Marian Sankey

    PRINCETON — Marian Grace Sankey, 83, passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 15, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Thomas Seidel

    PRINCETON — Thomas Allen Seidel, 79, of Princeton died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • John Montgomery

    WINNEBAGO — John E. Montgomery, 80, of Winnebago passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in his home with his family by his side.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Corrine Lonergan

    MACOMB — Corrine Ann Lonergan, 87, of Macomb passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Dorothy Campbell

    PRINCETON — Dorothy L. Campbell, 77, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 13, 2014, at Liberty Village here in Princeton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Tom Seidel

    PRINCETON — Tom Seidel of Princeton passed away at 8:32 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Ruth Huskey

    WYANET — Ruth Bissett Huskey, 90, of Wyanet, formerly of Waynesburg, Pa., died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at her home in Wyanet.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Betty Lenihan

    PRINCETON —  Betty J. Lenihan, 82, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Bradley Kruger

    CAMBRIDGE — Bradley D. Kruger, 47, of Cambridge died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Amy Porter

    TISKILWA — A celebration of life for Amy V. Porter, 58, of Tiskilwa, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at We ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving Jennifer C. Judd, 96, of Hennepin and Marisol Patt ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers David M. Gillespie, 69, of Princeton and C ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftMercedes N. Sandoval, 20, of DePue was charged with retail theft from Walmart at 4:05 p. ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by David J. Fitzgerald, 39, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Joe N. MacKenzie, 27, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the 300 blo ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Criminal damage to property Justin R. Sedam, 21, of Peru was charged with criminal damage to propert ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Accidents Dimce Postoloski, 43, of Paterson, N. J., was cited for improper lane usage following an a ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Joseph A. Holder, 22, of Dixon was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 10:25 a.m. Aug ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal trespassAlyssa L. Stroud, 22, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespass to real prope ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Lois P. Munson, 41, of Spring Valley turned herself in at the Spring Valley Police St ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment. Following a surgical ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

    As students head back to school this September, we encourage parents to visit the Neponset Public Library and make sure their children and teens sign ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, another Homestead Festival has come and gone, and I hope you enjoyed every minute of it. Wow! There were a ton of activities for folks of all ag ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • A farewell to a gifted editorialist ...

    Great talent comes rarely to a few special individuals, and Greg (Wallace) is in that league. As an avid follower of Greg’s humorous writings and skil ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Food Court 9-11

    Now’s the time to come up with some hearty squash recipes. All kinds of squash are coming on in your gardens, so try some new recipes to change some o ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • What’s recyclable?

    Thank you Princeton City Council for publishing the actual list of what is and is not accepted at the recycling center. As I’m sure many people did, I ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Lions Clubs offers much ... to many

    The Princeton Lions Club has been involved in the city of Princeton and Bureau County area for 89 years this October. We are proud to be one of the ol ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Widmark to appear at Homestead Festival

    Back in the day, Princeton’s own Richard Widmark was a pretty big Hollywood movie star. President of ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s difficult to believe it’s already Homestead Festival weekend in just a few days. Wow! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting curbside watchin ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • The plague of the American family

    The parents (both mother and father) are the building block of the family; the family is the cornerstone of the neighborhood; the neighborhood then be ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • More Chinese food safety questions

    Over the past number of years, I have discussed food safety issues in China several times. One column discussed contaminated pet food, imported from C ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Annual fall tree and fish sales

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD) will hold its annual fall tree and fish sales. For an order booklet, conta ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Feeding from the inside out

    Every fall, junior cattle exhibitors and their families search far and wide for that perfect heifer calf. They can travel thousands of miles and look ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Larkey to speak at Walnut Rotary Club

    WALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut announced Kevin Larkey, organizer of the fourth Corn Picker Reunion in Walnut, will be speaking at its Wednesday me ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall and warm temperatures continued throughout the state last week. A few cases of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans were reported in some parts ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:24 am
  • Carus looking for memories

    LASALLE — Carus Corporation will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is asking the community to share memories, stories and photos which help ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Ajster honored by Super Lawyers

    PERU — Attorney Julie Ajster of Ajster Law Office has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a 2015 Illinois Rising Star.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Nicor Gas decreases gas cost for September

    NAPERVILLE — With the heating season fast approaching, Nicor Gas is announcing a 19-cent per therm decrease to the Gas Supply Charge (GSC) for the mon ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • Open house is set at SV Curves

    SPRING VALLEY — Curves of Spring Valley located at 11-A Wolfer Industrial Park is hosting an open house the week of Sept. 15-20.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Card Shower — Ray McCall

    A card shower is being held to celebrate the 90th birthday of Ray McCall, who will celebrate his special day on Sept. 25. Anyone wishing to send a car ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • Community Notes

    Blair reunionDEPUE — The Blair reunion will be held Saturday at DePue Lake Park. Lunch will be serve ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Plus 60 Group plan Chicago trip

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital 60 Plus Group and Perry Pride are planning a trip to downtown Chicago on Oct. 25. The bus will leave Princeton ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • New playground installed

    After just under a year of planning and preparation, the new Malden Grade School playground was installed this past June. Students from Malden Grade S ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday today, Thursday, to Terri Beaber.• Happy birthday today, Thursday, to Brenda Cook. ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Simulcast explores faith and science

    PRINCETON — Crossroads High School will sponsor a live broadcast, national event at the Festival 56's Grace Theater, 316 S. Main St., on Sept. 21 to e ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • St. Patrick’s celebrates 160 years

    SHEFFIELD — St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield will celebrate its 160th anniversary on Sept. 21. There will be a Mass of thanksgiving at 10 a. ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • St. Louis Parish plans pilgrimage

    PRINCETON — St. Louis Parish along with members and friends of the community of St. John will travel to St. Louis to visit and pray at different holy ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • St. Louis Parish plans book study

    PRINCETON — St. Louis Parish in Princeton will host a book study on "Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones" by Scott ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • St. Louis offering Bible study

    PRINCETON — St. Louis Parish in Princeton will hold an eight-week Monday night Bible study from 6:15 to 8 p.m. beginning Oct. 6 in Harkrader Hall. The ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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