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  • Emergency responders busy Monday

    A quick drop in evening temperatures on Monday, Jan. 26 created slick roads and treacherous road conditions for travelers.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • BV looks at facility options

    MANLIUS — It was a crowded house at the Bureau Valley School Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27.Sever ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Smith: ‘This gives me hope’

    PRINCETON — With the change in governor comes a change in budgeting, said Princeton Elementary Superintendent Tim Smith.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • A Vested Interest in Chica

    PRINCETON — Bureau County Sheriff’s Office K9, Chica, has received a ballistic vest, thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that raised more than $335,0 ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Deadline draws near for Marketplace sign-up

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 78 percent of Illinois consumers who signed up for coverage through the Health In ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Extension offering webinars for young adults

    HENRY — Registration is now open for the “Life Transitions” webinar series from the University of Illinois Extension. This free program is geared for ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Mark Dvorak entertains Princeton crowd

    Mark Dvorak, Chicago’s “official troubadour,” entertained a crowd Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Princeton Coffeehouse, located at Open Prairie, United Chu ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Dishing up fun at the Bureau County Metro Center

    PRINCETON — This past weekend the Princeton Park District hosted its Chili Cook-Off at the Bureau County Metro Center.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • BBB offers volunteering tips

    Donating your time to charity is just as meaningful as making a cash contribution. The right match can help you find friends, learn new skills and eve ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Five safety tips to keep kids warm in the winter

    The weather may be a lot colder in the winter, but that doesn’t stop kids from playing outdoors – especially when it’s snowing outside. Still, the col ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Bellino will not coach at SBA

    It's official. John Bellino will not return as the head football coach at St. Bede Academy. Bellino ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Sports update

    The finals of the Tri-County Conference boys basketball tournament at Putnam County High School have been set.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Storm use fast start to sink Tigresses

    MANLIUS — A slow start did the Princeton Tigresses in against the Bureau Valley Storm as they suffered a 51-32 loss Monday, Jan. 26 in the Storm Cella ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Lady Lions capture Senior Night victory

    The LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions made their Senior Night a memorable one, defeating visiting Henry 51-41 Monday, Jan. 26.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Panthers trip rival Henry

    Host Putnam County moved into the semifinals of the Tri-County Conference boys basketball tournament, defeating rival Henry 65-43 Tuesday, Jan. 27.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Gators to carry torch at State Winter Games

    Missy Anderson and Theresa McLachlin of the Gateway Gators have been selected to carry the torch for the Winter State Games in Galena.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Tigers sixth at LeRoy

    Princeton had a good day at the LeRoy Tournament Saturday, Jan. 24, placing seven out of nine wrestlers and taking sixth place as a team out of 14 wit ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Hoops Shoot

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    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Dolphins swim to second place

    ROCKFORD – The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins traveled for a triangular swim meet Jan. 24 against the Rock River Valley Stingrays and the Ottawa YMCA D ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Happenings

    The $500 shot PRINCETON — There will be a $500 halfcourt shot contest during halftime of the Bureau ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Donald Hilton

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. — Donald Richard Hilton, 80, of Oakland Park, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Thomas Burke

    PRINCETON — Thomas Michael Burke, 78, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Ruth Park

    PERU — Ruth “Carol” (Hardy) Park, 95, of Peru passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Mendota.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Kathleen Allen-Dyer

    PRINCETON — Kathleen F. Allen-Dyer, 94, of Princeton died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Richard Bradley

    WYANET — Richard G. Bradley, 80, of Wyanet died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Long Term Care Center, Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Robert Colby

    PRINCETON — Robert “Bob” Atlee Colby, 67, of Princeton, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Pearl Heward

    SHERMAN — Pearl Heward, 93, of Sherman, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Villa Health Care in Sherman.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Noah Jordheim

    PUTNAM — Noah N. Jordheim, 20, of Putnam died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Thomas Burke

    PRINCETON — Thomas Burke, 78, of Princeton passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Howard Clark

    PRINCETON — Howard Lyle Clark, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestNicole M. Croissant, 28, of Spring Valley was picked up in the 100 block of South Spal ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Putnam County sign thefts

    HENNEPIN — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the recent theft of stop signs, railroad signs and various other road s ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • 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
  • ‘Come follow me’

    What I would like to see in a politician — Republican or Democrat — is a person who would say COME FOLLOW  ME, similar to what Jesus said in Mark’s Go ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Even a title can be misleading

    There are many titles a person can choose, but we should be sure that we can fulfill the duties before we make a choice. There are for instance some j ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    If you’re looking for something for which to be thankful, check out the weather situation in the Northeast. Whoa! Even though the snow is steadily fal ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • PPL ... wants you!

    The year 2014 was a great and busy one for the Princeton Public Library, but 2015 brings even more pressure to improve our services. One way of doing ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:12 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 - 1:13 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
  • U of I Extension offers Farm Bill training

    OGLESBY — The University of Illinois Extension will provide a regional Farm Bill training from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at Illinois Valley Community College ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:31 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 ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:31 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. 27, 2015 - 4:00 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
  • 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 - 12:23 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
  • Jefferson Elementary announces citizenship winners

    PRINCETON — Jefferson Elementary School in Princeton held its second nine weeks Citizenship Award Day on Jan. 14.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Quilters Guild to meet

    PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St., Princeton. Parti ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Pie and coffee social hour

    CHERRY — A pie and coffee social hour will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Cherry Church Hall. The event, which will also include ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Farm Bureau to host wellness screening

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will host wellness screenings from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 535 Elm Place, Princeton.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Pancake breakfast

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — Hollowayville United Church of Christ will host its 63rd annual pancake and sausage brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. The ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday today, Thursday, to David Jensen. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Stage 212 seeks directors, shows for 2016 season

    LASALLE — Stage 212 in LaSalle is currently seeking submissions from directors for the 2016 season. The organization is seeking well-known, highly rec ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Rotary makes donation to area organizations

    The Princeton Rotary Club presented a total of $750 in donations to support three area organizations. Pictured are Brenda Streit (from left), Princeto ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Wheelers will note 45th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler of Tiskilwa will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday.Ro ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Bostrom-Anderson

    Christina Bostrom of Princeton and Kyle Anderson of Princeton are announcing their engagement. She is the daughter of Bradley and Janis Bostrom of Lom ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:34 pm

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