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  • Gamble pays for local anglers

    SPRING VALLEY — The jig was up and working for the team of Joe Perez of Spring Valley and Troy Tregoning of Peru, who outlasted a field of 45 other te ...
    March 30, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • North girls hold on for All-Star victory

    GRANVILLE — What appeared to be a runaway victory for the North Girls in Saturday’s Illinois Valley All-Star Game proved to be a real barn-burner.
    March 30, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • North boys win game with points and laughs

    GRANVILLE — Fans went to the Illinois Valley All-Star Boys Basketball Game Saturday, March 28, at Putnam County High School and a football game broke ...
    March 30, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Storm medal in Top Times

    The Bureau Valley girls had three medalists at the Indoor Top Times Classic meet over the weekend in Bloomington.
    March 30, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Parochetti, Hoffert win Lori’s Run

    SPRING VALLEY — Joseph Parochetti of Ladd and Katie Hoffert of Spring Valley were the race winners in Saturday’s Lori’s Walleye Run.
    March 30, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • BV errors propel Mustangs’ stampede

    MANLIUS —The wheels fell off of the Bureau Valley Storm defense in the seventh inning as it committed three of its four errors. That allowed the Morri ...
    March 30, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • One up, one down

    MANLIUS — It was a good day to play two Thursday, March 26, even though it may have been a tad chilly at Bureau Valley High School.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Tigresses are growing up

    PRINCETON — The 2015 Princeton Tigress soccer team is growing up. Last season, the Tigresses relied ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Tigers will throw hard, carry a big stick

    PRINCETON — President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy in the early 1900s was to “speak softly, and carry a big stick.”
    March 27, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Marquis bringing more tricks to IV All-Star Game

    GRANVILLE — If Jason Marquis is in the game, expect the unexpected.The Bureau Valley coach returns t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • William Moreland

    PRINCETON — William B. Moreland, 90, of Princeton died Monday, March 30, 2015, at home. Arrangements ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Barbara Fensterman

    PRINCETON — Barbara Fensterman, 92, of Princeton died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    March 30, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • David Junis

    PRINCETON — David Lee Junis, 63, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center in Princeton.
    March 30, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Thomas Shea

    CARMEL, Ind. — Thomas A. Shea, age 76, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Sunrise Living Center in Carmel, Ind., surrounded by his family.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Dora Jenkins

    PRINCETON — Dora B. Jenkins, 77, of Princeton died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    March 30, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Isabella Pond

    PRINCETON — Isabella Raelynn Pond, 9 months, died at 6:35 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    March 30, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • Audrey Denholm

    TISKILWA — Audrey Marie Denholm, 91, of Tiskilwa passed away peacefully under hospice care at Heartland Healthcare of Henry on Friday, March 27, 2015.
    March 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Audrey Denholm

    TISKILWA — Audrey M. Denholm, 91, of rural Tiskilwa passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Heartland Health Care, Henry.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Mary Jane Goble

    PRINCETON — Mary Jane Goble, 90, of Princeton passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Liberty Village Nursing Home.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Reah 'Toni' Travis

    POLO — Reah “Toni” A. Travis, 69, of Polo passed away Friday, March 20, 2015, at her home. She worked for M & M News Agency as a distribution manager.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Following too closeStephen A. Bissonette, 18, of Princeton was charged with following too closely wh ...
    March 30, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    DUIDouglas R. Kinkin, 45, of Ladd was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Illegal consumption of alcohol Jared M. Hamalle, 20, of Peru was charged with illegal consumption of ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Unlawful possessionRex Jones, 32, of Chicago was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with i ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Two LaSalle residents arrested on drug charges

    LASALLE — Eduardo S. Escatel, 29, and Rosa N. Arzola, 22, both of LaSalle, were picked up March 12 on a LaSalle County warrant for unlawful delivery o ...
    March 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Rory B. Fundell, 50, of Princeton was charged with violation of order of protection in the 400 block of South Church Street at 4:39 p.m. March 16.
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving while suspended Alexandria K. Carlson, 19, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while l ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsDonald R. Richards, 71, of Princeton struck a deer at 7:55 p.m. March 16 on Route 29, ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Cannabis arrest

    Jesse R. Slaight, 33, of Princeton was charged with possession of cannabis on Feb. 26. This arrest stems from a report of subjects smoking cannabis in ...
    March 20, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Matthew J. Nowatka, 23, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1 ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week. Throughout the week, area churches will host a variety of meaningful services for Mau ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • All for the price of a stamp ...

    Since our country was founded, the U.S. Postal Service has connected friends, families, neighbors and businesses by mail. Our original mandate called ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Fiscal responsibility and elections

    The city is nearly $37 million in debt. Spending is necessary; responsible spending is supposed to be the goal. Live within your means, and don’t bor ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    Andes Thompson Best was probably the closest friend Richard Widmark ever had growing up in Princeton and continued to be into their adult lives. Tom w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • A discriminating tax ...

    Why did the Princeton City Council bypass rules and vote to assess an extra 1 percent sales tax on four North Main Street businesses?
    March 25, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Wanted: A mayoral campaign promise

    Read in the Republican that Princeton is negotiating with a party that wants to build a facility in Princeton.
    March 25, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Over or under?

    The other day on Facebook, I noticed that some friends of mine were having a lively discussion about an incredibly important topic that affects almost ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! That wintry mix threw us a curve ball Monday morning? Enough said ...•••It’s difficult to belie ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Who isn’t doing their job?

    I read with great interest Lisa Stefani’s letter. Being a small business owner for 25-plus years, I totally agree. Look around. This city is maintaine ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Shame, shame, shame

    In the last election most people voted to get rid of Obama care and amnesty. Yet the Republican Congress caved and did nothing. They walked away from ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • BV FFA attends Women Changing the Face of Agriculture conference

    URBANA — The sixth annual Women Changing the Face of Agriculture conference took place March 6 at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Shooting Sports seeking volunteers

    Bureau County 4-H Shooting Sports is actively seeking volunteer instructors for its rifle and shotgun disciplines. Those who are passionate about the ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Spring has finally arrived!

    Finally, spring is here! It is warm; the sun is out; and the grass is greening up. But farmers are knee deep in mud and work. This time of year leaves ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Carter receives agricultural award

    Bureau Valley High School FFA member Annika Carter of Walnut was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DeKalb Agricultural A ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Bureau County Soil and Conservation District announces spring tree, fish sale

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD) is holding its annual spring tree and fish sales.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Horizon House’s Road to Independence Campaign is underway

    PERU — Schweickert & Ganassin LLC provided the lead gift for Horizon House’s Road to Independence Campaign this year. Attorney Scott Schwieckert prese ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Lithotripsys now performed at Perry Memorial Hospital

    PRINCETON — Dr. Steve Chung and Dr. Christian Schwartz, Illinois Urologic Health surgeons, are now performing lithotripsy procedures at Perry Memorial ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:13 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 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Perry clinic offering knee replacement

    PRINCETON — Dr. Frank Minardi, orthopedic surgeon at the Perry Memorial Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, is now performing knee replacements usi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Hoffman joins clinic staff

    PRINCETON — Jennifer Hoffman, family nurse practitioner (FNP), will join Dr. Robert Mestan, Dr. Arnold Faber, Trudy Argubright, FNP, and Karen Nenne, ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Princeton Public Library plans art exhibit

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will hold its annual Art Show Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 24. Artwork by local artists will be ava ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • HCCA plans Chicago trip

    Jeff Nigro, an art historian and lecturer, will present Ireland: a journey to the Emerald Isle Monday, April 20, to the Heritage Corridor Community As ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Community Notes

    Buddy Bags meetingPRINCETON — The Princeton Buddy Bags will hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • PAC will present the art of Betty Baker

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will present an exhibit of the art of Betty Baker in April.Whil ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Tuesday, March 31, to Brenda and Loren Cook. From Elaine Snow, Steve Cook, and Cherryl and Arlyn Cook.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Wyanet Girl Scouts earn badge

    The Wyanet Daisy and Brownie Troop 1663 visited the Wyanet Rescue Thursday, March 5, to tour the facilities and learn about what the EMTs do. Members ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Yukon donated to Freedom House

    Oak State Products of Wenona recently donated a GMC Yukon to Freedom House in Princeton. Freedom House Executive Director Bruce McVety (right) said Oa ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • SBA announces workshops, tryouts

    PERU — St. Bede Academy has announced 2015 Cheerleading/Bear workshops and try-outs. Workshop dates will be Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, ...
    March 30, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Mansfield graduates basic training

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pvt. Kelly J. Mansfield has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • BVHS students and staff of the month recognized

    On Feb. 27, the Bureau Valley High School Renaissance Program held a breakfast to honor the students of the month and the staff member of the month. E ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:49 pm

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