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  • Dickens of a time

    KEWANEE — It was getting late, it was getting dark and it was getting time to go home. Caleb Dickens stepped to the plate with two outs in t ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • Hughes gets Tigresses started

    PRINCETON — PHS coach Bob James played a hunch which paid off for the Princeton Tigresses time after time Thursday in Little Siberia against ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Trojans beat Bruins

    St. Bede’s Joe Kim makes a return in Thursday’s No. 1 singles match at Mendota. He lost to Mendota’s Cody Phalen 6-2, 6-3.The Trojans also t ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Kinzinger visits MTM

    Congressman Adam Kinzinger (right) chats with an employee of MTM Recognition in Princeton. Kinzinger was in town on Thursday afternoon to to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Bradford honors MVPs

    Bradford Grade School has selected the most valuable persons for the third quarter. Each teacher nominates two students based on good charac ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Wyanet Fire and Rescue volunteers recognized

    The Wyanet trustees of the Wyanet Fire and Rescue Protection District held an appreciation dinner March 16 for Wyanet Fire and Rescue volunt ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:16 pm
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  • Grand jury returns indictments

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County grand jury returned the following indictments when it met in session April 11 at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princet ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Schools and their financials

    The Illinois State Board of Education has released the 2014 Financial Profile for school districts, including the 14 public school districts in Bureau ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • 80 percent

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County United Way has wrapped up its 2014 campaign with 80 percent of its $120,000 goal raised.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • DePue principal resigns

    DEPUE — DePue Schools Principal David Higgs has resigned from his position effective July 1.The scho ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • A time for prayer and reflection

    Sunday is Easter, and many churches throughout the area will hold special Easter services to celebrate the holiday. In the Christian faith, the Easter ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Kinzinger visits MTM

    Congressman Adam Kinzinger (right) chats with an employee of MTM Recognition in Princeton. Kinzinger was in town on Thursday afternoon to tour MTM, ch ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Lots of wishes for the Cole family

    WYANET — Fourteen-year-old Devin Cole could have asked for a trip to somewhere like Disney World or Hawaii, but instead he asked for new lawn mowing e ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Kinzinger visits MTMCongressman Adam Kinzinger (right) chats with an employee of MTM Recognition in ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Democrats to meet Thursday

    DEPUE — The next DePue/Bureau County Democrat meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the VFW in DePue. Winners of the March 15, 16 and 17 Pick 3 will b ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • A night of R & R for breast cancer survivors

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Valley Breast Cancer Connection’s Pink Ribbon Club enjoyed a night of fun, relaxation,and celebration of life on April 11 at ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Dickens of a time

    KEWANEE — It was getting late, it was getting dark and it was getting time to go home. Caleb Dickens ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • Venegas, Devils top Trojans

    MENDOTA — Hall senior pitcher Taggart Venegas turned in a commanding performance on the mound Wednesday afternoon, at a windy and cold Faber Field in ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Hughes gets Tigresses started

    PRINCETON — PHS coach Bob James played a hunch which paid off for the Princeton Tigresses time after time Thursday in Little Siberia against the Kewan ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Trojans beat Bruins

    St. Bede’s Joe Kim makes a return in Thursday’s No. 1 singles match at Mendota. He lost to Mendota’s Cody Phalen 6-2, 6-3.The Trojans also took the me ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Tigers shuffle to fill lineup

    PRINCETON — Coach Connie Lind has been shuffling the pieces to her puzzle called the 2014 Princeton tennis team.
    April 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Baseball

    Newark 13, LaMoille/Ohio 0: Jake Lucas and Anthony Lovgren had the only hits as the Norseman struck the 13-run pool Wednesday at LaMoille.
    April 18, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • Softball

    Hall 8, Mendota 6: Brenna Faletti had three hits, including two doubles and three RBIs and Becca Herrmann (2 doubles, RBI) and Deidra Whightsil (2 R ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • Sports shorts

    Lady Lions fundraiserLAMOILLE — The LaMoille/Ohio volleyball team is having a fundraiser at Rips in ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Altizer’s hat trick lifts PHS

    Keyenna Altizer scored a hat trick to propel the Prineton Tigresses to a 6-0 win over Streator on the Tiskilwa soccer pitch Thursday.
    April 18, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Bureau County All-Time Track and Field records

    Editor’s note: Please note some additions/updates have been added to the list of all-time Bureau County Track and Field records that appeared in Thurs ...
    April 18, 2014 - 7:11 pm
  • Elsie Merrill

    WALNUT — Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Althea Krapff

    OHIO, Ill. — Althea A. Krapff, 100, of Ohio, Ill., passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Elsie Merrill

    WALNUT — Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut Manor Nursing Home died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Walnut Manor.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:00 am
  • Althea Krapff

    OHIO, Ill. — Althea A. Krapff, 100, of Ohio, Ill., died on Monday, April 14, 2014. Services are pend ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • William Florschuetz

    SUBLETTE — William “Bill” Florschuetz, 96, of Sublette died Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Mendota Lutheran Home.
    April 14, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Lorraine Miller

    MAHOMET — Wanda Lorriane Miller, 70, of Mahomet died at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Gibson City Community Hospital.
    April 13, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Lelah Isaacson

    PRINCETON — Lelah W. Isaacson, 86, of Princeton passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. Visitation will ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Gaylord Cartwright

    CAMDEN, Tenn. — Gaylord "Hoss" R. Cartwright of Camden, Tenn., formerly of Princeton, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Lavonna Dekeyser

    PRINCETON — Lavonna I. Dekeyser, 50, of Princeton passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 10, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Jammie Hensley

    BETTENDORF, Iowa — Jammie Hensley, 45, of Bettendorf, Iowa, formerly of Walnut, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Bettendorf, Iowa.
    April 10, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentAn accident involving Sarah J. Munson, 38, of Spring Valley and Gabriela Serratos, 27, of Sp ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Contributing to delinquency of a minorKenneth Hancock, 55, of Spring Valley was charged with contrib ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductA 13-year-old Princeton male was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a p ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Jerry L. Greening, 28, of Spring Valley turned himself in at the Spring Valley Police Department at 6:55 p.m. April 16 on a LaSalle County warrant for ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsBeatrice B. Malembe, 34, of Beardstown was traveling at 10:09 p.m. April 5 on Route 29 ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Terry L. Maltas, 63, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 6 near Oak Street at 7:33 p.m. April 3.
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stopsFollowing a traffic stop, Jacob J. West, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with driving ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Thomas W. Fox, 62, of Princeton and Michael D. G ...
    April 14, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Croissant enters guilty plea

    PRINCETON — A Spring Valley woman has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of theft.
    April 7, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Michigan men plead guilty

    PRINCETON — Two Michigan men have pleaded guilty in Bureau County Court to felony drug charges.On Ma ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • All about the shoes?

    Back then, it was all about the shoes. The black patent leather ones were placed at the back of the closet, and the new shoe box sat patiently on the ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    OK, I wasn’t too excited about the colder temperatures and snow on Monday, however, it would be difficult to beat the gorgeous weather we had on Satur ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time again to pull out that dusty old shoe box full of black and white memories, my friends. Here we are with another edition of “Headlines from ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • At a loss for words

    As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, my backyard looks like a rabbit rodeo is going on — hopping, racing, jumping — the antics are fun to watch. Robins are frequently visiting the b ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • What could go wrong?

    As I watch the Obamacare saga unfold, it brings another revolutionary idea to mind. The time has com ...
    April 2, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Aaahhh ... The weather the past few days has been wonderful. The robins are visiting my birdbath on my deck, and I can see tulips beginning to make th ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Saving St. Thomas More

    To the editor,My husband, Mr. Carlo Olivero, is trying to inform people merged churches are churches ...
    March 28, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Plant 2014: Make it a successful one

    With the long-term weather forecast looking promising, we might be eager to head out to the fields and start planting, however, I would recommend the ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Nominees sought for Ag Service Award

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau, Bureau County Cattleman’s Association and supporters of Bureau County pork production are sponsoring the Agricultural S ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Soil moisture levels high across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — Soil moisture levels in Illinois are high in the middle of April, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring ( ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Amia Boutique opens in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Christine Eimer has opened Amia Boutique inside Upscale Resale at 214 W. St. Paul St. in Spring Valley.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Princeton Electric wins national award

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Electric Department has received a national award for its reliability and customer service.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • A $2,700 donation for program at CGH

    A $2,700 contribution was recently received from Dixon County Market in support of the CGH Health Foundation Women’s Cancer Prevention Program. This i ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • IVCC receives GFOA award

    OGLESBY — For the 20th straight year, Illinois Valley Community College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Re ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Country Comfort expands to Elmwood

    Country Comfort Retirement Homes, established in Henry in 1993 by Sherry Pettett, a geriatric 
rehab nurse, will expand this summer to Elmwood, the th ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Attention: New virus affecting swine industry

    I would like to do something a little different than I have done in the past for this writing.I woul ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Illinois grain stocks

    Corn stocks in all positions on March 1 totaled 1.22 billion bushels, up 55 percent from March 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 550 million bushels, wh ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Community Notes

    Buddy Bags meetingMANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Buddy Bags will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Sunday to Roxana and Perry Noble. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Bradford honors MVPs

    Bradford Grade School has selected the most valuable persons for the third quarter. Each teacher nominates two students based on good characteristics. ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • BCGS to feature cemetery restoration topic

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The topic of the pr ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Eagles Auxiliary holds vendor fair

    PERU — Fraternal Order of Eagle Auxiliary Peru 2688 held its fifth annual vendor fair on March 9 with 41 vendors participating, including Starved Rock ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Births Announced

    Goetz: Paul and Jodie (Schwarz) Goetz of Hennepin are the parents of a son born April 17 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Wyanet Fire and Rescue volunteers recognized

    The Wyanet trustees of the Wyanet Fire and Rescue Protection District held an appreciation dinner March 16 for Wyanet Fire and Rescue volunteers. The ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Wagner among 14 new Illinois Conservation Police officers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller welcomed the newest members of the Illinois Conservation Police at a gradu ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Sampson wins essay contest

    PRINCETON — Christopher Sampson, a St. Bede Academy senior, won the Princeton-Illinois Chapter and also Division II Good Citizens essay contest, spons ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Buddy Bags program receives donation

    Tim Oloffson (from left), executive director of Another Child Foundation, presents a donation to the Bureau Valley Buddy Bag program in Manlius. Accep ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

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