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  • PHS announces Top 10

    Princeton High School has announced its Top 10 students for the Class of 2015. ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Flaherty speaks at recent BCRTA meeting

    PRINCETON — The April 9 luncheon/business meeting of the Bureau County Retired Teachers Association (BCRTA) was held at the Princeton Public ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • A fond farewell

    Outgoing Princeton Mayor Keith Cain was presented with a gift, a Bart Kassabaum original painting depicting Cain’s time as mayor, during a f ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • BVHS students named Prairie State Scholars

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School Principal Eric Lawson has announced the Prairie State Scholars in the 2015 graduation class.The Prairie ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Wyanet Girl Scouts plant trees

    Wyanet Girl Scout Troop 1663 planted a white oak sapling at Bureau Township Church and two at Bureau Valley Wyanet Elementary School. The tr ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Volker presents at festival

    Joshua Volker, a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in biomedical engineering, was a presenter at the 11th annual Spring Undergraduat ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:17 pm
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  • Cutting Princeton’s budget

    PRINCETON — Mayor-elect Joel Quiram has initiated the process of making cuts within the city’s current 2015-16 budget.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Quiram eliminates position

    PRINCETON — Earlier this week, Mayor-elect Joel Quiram eliminated the city’s tourism and economic development director positions.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Delivering more than just your mail

    PRINCETON — No need to leave the house when helping to feed the hungry in the area.Saturday, May 9, ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • BV educators discuss concerns

    MANLIUS — As Bureau Valley has continued to explore future opportunities within the district, the board asked teachers to meet and discuss concerns th ...
    May 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Cultivating a green thumb

    On Monday, April 27, Spring Valley Elementary School students in Gina Ghighi’s lifeskills class worked with supervisors from Home Depot in Peru and ma ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Honor Flight vets honored in Buda

    BUDA — Members of the Buda community rallied together on Wednesday, April 29, in Casey’s General Store parking lot to honor three local heroes.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • PHS announces Top 10

    Princeton High School has announced its Top 10 students for the Class of 2015. ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • A fond farewell

    Outgoing Princeton Mayor Keith Cain was presented with a gift, a Bart Kassabaum original painting depicting Cain’s time as mayor, during a farewell op ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police to conduct roadside safety checks in May

    LASALLE — The Illinois State Police District 17 will conduct a roadside safety check in LaSalle County during the month of May.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Illinois State Police to conduct nighttime enforcement patrols

    LASALLE — The Illinois State Police (ISP) District 17 will conduct nighttime enforcement patrols (NITE) in LaSalle County during the month of May.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Forbes signs with Sauk

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    May 1, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Softball

    Hall 4, Kewanee 0: It was not one of their best efforts, Hall coach Brian Holman said, but the Lady Devils did gut out another win. They improved to ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Defense saves Amboy against Tigresses

    PRINCETON — Princeton coach Bob James believed he had a softball team much better than it has showed for much of the season and on Thursday they prove ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Bruins improve to 8-0 atop Three Rivers East

    The St. Bede Bruins stayed undefeated in Three Rivers East conference play with an 11-1 win over Bureau Valley Thursday, April 30.
    May 1, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Squeezing one out

    KEWANEE — The Hall Red Devils got big returns from their small-game, stealing seven bases and scoring four runs via the suicide squeeze to top the Kew ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Boys tennis

    Mendota 5, Princeton 0: The Trojans swept the Tigers in straight sets Thursday at Mendota. The lone ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • BCR Softball Leaderboard

    A look at the area softball leaders including games through Wednesday: Batting ab r h avg Ashley ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Lady Devils win track quad at home

    The Hall girls defended their home track, edging Putnam County 72-68 in a quad at Rollie Morris Track Thursday, April 30. Henry/Midland (61) placed th ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Soccer comes to Bryant Field

    PRINCETON — Bryant Field saw a new game Tuesday, April 28, with the introduction of high school soccer to the Princeton High School campus where the T ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Tigers get on Storm early

    PRINCETON — The last few weeks of the season are always a crucial time for high school baseball development, as you want to have your team in a positi ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Irene Perkins

    JOLIET — Irene D. (nee Duffield) Perkins, 90, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet, with family by her sid ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Doris Griffin

    SHEFFIELD — A Celebration of Life service for Doris D. Griffin, 86, of Sheffield, who died Friday, April 10, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabili ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Alvin Behrens

    MANLIUS — Alvin S. Behrens, 89, of Manlius died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Illini Restorative Care in Silvis.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Gail Beaber

    SHEFFIELD — Gail A. Beaber, 74, of Sheffield died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, in Princeton.
    April 29, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Kevin Gall

    PERU — Kevin C. Gall, 55, of Peru passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
    April 29, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Dorothy Dabler

    MANLIUS — Dorothy May Dabler, 100, of Manlius died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    April 29, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • Madge Birkey

    MACOMB — Madge W. Birkey of Macomb, formerly of Princeton, passed away at 10 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at Wesley Village Care Center, 1200 E. Grant ...
    April 27, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Eleanor Walsh

    SPRING VALLEY — Eleanor Ann (Hansen) Galli Walsh, 85, of Spring Valley died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton after a ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Merlyn Ahrens

    PRINCETON — Merlyn R. Ahrens, 86, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 22, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    April 27, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • John Olson

    WALNUT — A memorial service, with full military honors, for John W. Olson, 96, of Walnut, who passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, will be at 10:30 a.m ...
    April 27, 2015 - 8:08 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery Pietro D. Coonts, 23, of Peru was charged with battery, possession of cannabis and drug para ...
    April 29, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductSania J. Waca, 37, of Wyanet was charged with disorderly conduct in the 00 block o ...
    April 29, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestCheryle E. Baetens, 69, of Princeton was charged with violating the concealed carry act, prohi ...
    April 29, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Deery pleads guilty to theft from Cherry Grade School

    PRINCETON — An Ohio woman pleaded guilty to the Class 3 felony of theft in Bureau County Court. Lins ...
    April 29, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    No license/seat beltA 14-year-old Wyanet male went off the roadway and overturned the vehicle at 11: ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftTwo 17-year-old males from Walnut were charged with retail theft from Walmart at 6:34 p. ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance Michael D. Mateika, 51, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance violation ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Possession of cannabis Floyd E. Storey, 35, of Marseilles was charged with possession of drug paraph ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Zachary M. Savitch, 21, of Peru was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal consumption of alcoholIsaiah C. Austin, 19, of Tiskilwa and Tawnie S. Arrington, 19, of Buda ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • How old do babysitters have to be in Illinois?

    I remember feeling like I'd really made it in life when I was 12 years old. For the first time, I was rolling in the dough. Babysitting jobs were comi ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Racing through life ...

    At the beginning of last December, I started assessing my health. Middle age reflected in the mirror each time I dared to look. My job saw me desk-bou ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • PHS soccer field: ‘A beautiful facility’

    I just returned home from attending Princeton High School girls’ soccer Senior Night at Bryant Field, April 28, 2015.
    April 29, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Pass the pie, then fix the state

    Food fans will love what the Illinois House cooked up last week.Pumpkin pie was voted as the state's ...
    April 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Preserving Illinois Historic Preservation

    I recently learned Gov. Rauner and the General Assembly are considering possible cuts and/or possible elimination of the Illinois Historic Preservatio ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Walmart does not own old building

    I am writing in response to Ernie Whittington’s letter to the editor that appeared in the March 24 edition of the BCR. In his letter he makes several ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Vision 20/20 and Common Core

    Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets, are the three core values of We the People Tea Party of Bureau County.
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    While the wind and cooler temperatures have put a bit of a kabash on our spring, it hasn’t stopped the tulips and other flowers from blooming in my ya ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    It was the spring of 1953, and Richard Widmark was in Princeton staying with the Best family. He had shown up at 1 a.m. driving an old inconspicuous a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • The same old refrain but with a different twist

    It didn’t take very long for our newly-elected governor to repeat the mantra of the medical industry, insurance companies, big corporations and others ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Agricultural summary

    Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.2 inches, 0.30 inches above normal. The average temperature was 48.0 degrees, 7.7 degrees below normal. There were ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Where the old meets the new

    Ron Reynolds operates an Allis Chalmers tractor north of Princeton, alongside a much newer John Deere machine in the background. The photo, snapped an ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Four-H Federation donates Easter baskets

    The Bureau County 4-H Federation with the support of local 4-H community clubs donated Easter baskets to 21 Bureau County families in need. Community ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Northern Partners, Land O’ Lakes donate $3,000

    Northern Partners Cooperative and Land O’ Lakes donated $3,000 to the LaSalle County Junior Fair Association. The donation will go toward construction ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Eilers promoted at Spring Valley City Bank

    SPRING VALLEY —Julie Eilers, a loan officer at Spring Valley City Bank, has been promoted to assistant vice president of loans at the bank.
    April 29, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • BauerFinancial honors North Central Bank

    BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., announces that North Central Bank, Hennepin, has once again earned its coveted five-star superior rating. B ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Princeton Plaza opens at Road Ranger

    PRINCETON — Princeton Plaza opened its doors Wednesday, April 8, at the Road Ranger Truck Stop and Travel Center in Princeton.
    April 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • ISO honors Dr. Paul Castelein

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Society of Orthodontists’ (ISO) Merit Award was presented at the ISO meeting Monday, April 13, to Dr. Paul Castelein of Princ ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Economic gardening workshop planned May 5

    OGLES YT — Economic Gardening - How to Assist Your 2nd Stage Companies will be held from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Illinois Valley Communi ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Farm bureaus plan golf outing

    Bureau and Lee County Farm Bureaus will be hosting their sixth annual Golf Outing for supporters of Ag in the Classroom. The outing will be held Frida ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Flaherty speaks at recent BCRTA meeting

    PRINCETON — The April 9 luncheon/business meeting of the Bureau County Retired Teachers Association (BCRTA) was held at the Princeton Public Library.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • BVHS students named Prairie State Scholars

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School Principal Eric Lawson has announced the Prairie State Scholars in the 2015 graduation class.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Community Notes

    Blood drivePRINCETON — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursd ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Gateway Services announces 5K plans in June

    PRINCETON — Gateway Services will hold its second Gateway 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 27, starting at the Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W. Peru St., ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Friday, May 1, to Pat Polson. From all your family.• Happy 11th anniversary to T ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Chris Kromphardt receives Ph.D.

    Chris Kromphardt will graduate with his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Kromphardt is a 2005 Hall High S ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Ladd kindergarten roundup will be May 5

    LADD — The Ladd Community Consolidated School will hold a kindergarten roundup for students entering kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year at 5 p.m ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Shearburn receives tuition scholarship

    EUREKA — Hannah Shearburn of Wyanet has received the Steven W. Rigazio Scholarship from Eureka College for full-tuition.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Wyanet Girl Scouts plant trees

    Wyanet Girl Scout Troop 1663 planted a white oak sapling at Bureau Township Church and two at Bureau Valley Wyanet Elementary School. The troop consis ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • IVCC names McCormack Scholar award winners

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College announced the five winners of its most prestigious academic honor: the Thomas J. McCormack Scholar award.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:19 pm

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