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  • Bureau County royalty ready to pass on their crowns

    The Bureau County Fair Queens of 2014 will finish their reigns this Sunday, Aug. 2, when the 2015 queens are crowned.
    July 29, 2015 - 4:33 pm
  • The long way home for PES

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School Board met Monday, July 27, and the financial state of PES District No. 115 heading into the new fiscal yea ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • County OKs new offer for new admin

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board met in a special session on Tuesday, July 28, to further discuss the employment contract for the new county admini ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Public speaks ... BV Board listens

    MANLIUS — There weren’t many empty seats Tuesday, July 28, as the Bureau Valley School Board entertained comments from the public at its regular month ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Keeping your cool ... and your coin

    With the summer heat in full effect and air conditioner units set on “arctic,” it has been determined the best way to save money on electricity is to ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • And the candidates are ...

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    July 29, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti visits Cabbage Rose

    Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti (center) made a stop in Princeton at the future location of Cabbage Rose on Monday, July 28, where she met with several Pr ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • ‘Tick’-ing time bomb

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on Lyme disease. It doesn’t always take a hug ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • Fair entry deadlines announced

    PRINCETON — Entries for all Fine Arts departments at the 160th Bureau County Fair in Princeton are due by 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. Livestock entries ar ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:09 am
  • Cruise to Granville for annual car show

    Get your motor running and head over to Granville for its annual Cruise In car show at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in downtown Granville. The event is grea ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • A few twists in store for DePue Boat Races

    DEPUE — While the landscape may look a little different this weekend, the waterfront promises to bring more of the same exciting boat racing that draw ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Rally for the Valley

    The Spring Valley All-Stars waited out an hour-long lightning delay, then performed some thunder of their own in Tuesday’s Junior League State Basebal ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • DePue Racer Profile

    Name: Pete Kelly.Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.Age: 46.Years in boat racing: 22.Who/what got you started i ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • 2015 Lake DePue Boat races

    At a glance:There is a $3 race admission, free nightly entertainment.Thursday, July 30Noon — Beer ga ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Sports shorts

    MudCross Challenge PRINCETON — Registration remains open for the Perry Memorial Auxiliary MudCross C ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Team of the Week

    1 Veronica Lopez 2 Alexandria Collier 3 Cassie Martin 4 Lexy Michael 5 Tobi Walzer 6 Mari Bill ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Happenings

    Pow Wow Days 5K TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Pow Wow Days 5K will be Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 8 a.m. ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Perona comes full circle

    Joe Perona grew up on the Spring Valley Little League diamonds, preparing for a successful future at St. Bede Academy and Northwestern University and ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • SV staying alive

    STERLING — The Junior League state championship is in full swing and the Spring Valley All-Stars are clinging to life as they won a 12-2 contest again ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • Happy homecoming for Murfin

    PRINCETON — It was a good homecoming for Mike Murfin in the doubles portion of the Tiger Tennis Classic Saturday in Princeton.
    July 27, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Thomas 'Ced' Strouse

    BUDA — Thomas Cedric “Ced” Strouse, 85, of rural Buda joined his longtime buddy, Burton Doty, in heaven on Sunday, July 26, 2015, after dying at home ...
    NEW: July 30, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Joyce Manning

    BRADFORD — Joyce Lea Manning, 82, of Bradford died at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    July 29, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Vicki Engels

    WEST BROOKLYN — Vicki S. Engels, 64, of West Brooklyn died Monday, July 27, 2015, in her West Brooklyn residence.
    July 28, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Bonnie Meyer

    LAMOILLE — Lilley Mae "Bonnie" Meyer, 94, of LaMoille died Monday, July 27, 2015, in her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
    July 28, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Ruby Jean Roberson

    PRINCETON — Ruby Jean Roberson, 81, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Ireta Merkley

    PRINCETON — Ireta L. "Rita" Merkley, 85, of Princeton died at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Vernon Miller

    SHEFFIELD — Vernon Kaye Miller, 70, of Manlius died at 2:18 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Unity Point Health in Peoria.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Barbara Swingel

    LADD — Barbara M. Swingel, 79, of Ladd died peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She w ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Thomas Strouse

    BUDA — Thomas Cedric “Ced” Strouse, 85, of rural Buda died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at his home. Arran ...
    July 27, 2015 - 7:47 am
  • SCPO Luther 'Steve' Speakman

    SAN JUAN, Texas — SCPO Luther "Steve" Speakman lost his battle with brain and lung cancer on Monday, July 20, 2015, at the age of 80 in San Juan, Texa ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Joseph J. Johnson, 44, of Magnolia was charged with disorderly conduct in the 500 ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic battery Jeremy E. Sands, 39, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in the 200 ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Jequann O. Johnson, 21, of Kewanee was charged with an accident involving injury and operating an uninsured motor vehicle on Route 34 near 200 East St ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsLaura A. Favia, 49, of Princeton swerved to miss a fallen tree in the road and struck a tre ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentDonald E. Lawson, 83, of Tiskilwa backed into a gas pump in the 100 block of East Main Stree ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Amanda M. Stoner, 26, of Kewanee was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no driver’s license in the 3000 block of Kentville Road in ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal dumpingSteve M. Krass, 42, of St. Charles was charged with illegal dumping at the recycling ...
    July 22, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentA one-vehicle accident involving John M. Flecker, 41, of Wenona occurred on Route 178 near N ...
    July 22, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Keaton R. Hubbell, 20, of Rock Falls struck the Tiskilwa Fire and Ambulance building with ...
    July 20, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal trespassErica L. Serbin, 30, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespass to vehicle and ...
    July 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Sex: Who makes the rules?

    I talked with a missionary friend the other day, and he shared this principle with me. “If something ...
    July 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Accountable reporting

    I write this wondering why the BCR wrote their story on TCI. The paper concentrated on the negative and ignored the positive that Thursday’s meeting p ...
    July 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Some colorful remarks on Z-Tour

    Responding to the Z-Tour event ... It’s wonderful to see so many people come out to support a good c ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Not that kind of family

    My dad's 78th birthday was this month, and since I'm in the unique position of being able to write a column he'll see in his newspaper, I'm going to d ...
    July 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Congratulations to St. Louis Catholic Church and its parishioners, who celebrated 150 years of service to the Princeton community on Sunday. Growing u ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • The Help Desk?

    My real job is in the technology field. You know — computers, servers and phones — the stuff you love to curse at. I know I do. And what happens when ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • ‘What has happened to America?’

    On Nov. 13, 1965, Conchita, (One of the seers of Garabandal) had a long conversation with the Lady of Garabandal and Albrecht Weber, a German author o ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Full steam ahead at BV?

    I couldn’t believe what I just read in the BCR! Despite public outcry for further study, the Bureau Valley School Board is moving ahead full steam in ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • County administrator: Not needed

    Once again our county board members have hired a county administrator. The last time this action was taken was in 2005, about nine years ago. After he ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Out of this world ... almost

    My thoughts have been about a new world this past week, as Team New Horizons just made a successful flyby mission past dwarf plant Pluto on Tuesday, J ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Conservation expo planned

    Bureau County’s first-ever conservation expo, organized by the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association (ILICA), The Wetlands Initiative (TWI ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Valley Radiation Oncology participating in National Veterans Choice Program

    PERU — Valley Radiation Oncology announced it will participate as an oncology provider for the national Veterans Choice Program (VCP).
    July 29, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Witek joins SVCB

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Bank has announced that Justin Witek has joined the bank as vice president/senior lending officer. He specializes i ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Firm honors SVCB

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Bank has earned BauerFinancial Inc.’s highest (five-star) rating for strength and stability.
    July 29, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • St. Margaret’s buys former Sullivan’s property

    St. Margaret’s Health recently announced the purchase of the former Sullivan’s Foods property at 1916 N. Main St. in Princeton. Community members from ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • PMH starts balance screening progream

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton is announcing the Perry Memorial Rehabilitation Department has launched a Balance Screening program. ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • On the road ... with cattle on my mind

    Summer is finally here, and my summer has been filled with many different types of road trips.The be ...
    July 24, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Agricultural rescue course offered

    The Bureau, Henry and Stark County Farm Bureaus along with the Kewanee Fire Department will sponsor a course for fire, rescue and EMS providers to pro ...
    July 24, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • IVCH earns ACR mammography accreditation

    PERU — Illinois Valley Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the A ...
    July 22, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • IVCH receives CAP accreditation

    PERU — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Illinois Valley Community Hospital based ...
    July 22, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Community Notes

    Jammin’ 4 Jamie benefitPRINCETON — A benefit to support Jamie Russell-Polhemus will begin at 4 p.m. ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Princeton Junior Woman’s Club baby contest

    PRINCETON — Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Princeton Junior Woman’s Club baby contest.E ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Friday, July 31, to my uncle, Nick Roberts. Hope you have a great day! Can’t wait to go riding with you! Love, Tyler.
    July 29, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Tiskilwa Historical Society invites one and all to display classic rides during Pow Wow Days

    TISKILWA — On Saturday, Aug. 1, an appealing variety of “classic rides” will be on display on the west lawn of Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main. This traditi ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Dalzell Grade School announces registration

    DALZELL — Dalzell Grade School will hold registration from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the school.
    July 29, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • St. Bede Academy announces registration

    PERU — St. Bede Academy students must be registered online in Teacher Ease by Saturday, Aug. 1. Forms can be mailed in before or returned during regis ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • IVRC will meet at Flaherty

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Radio Control Club (IVRC) will meet Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Flaherty Air Field, located three miles north of Peru on Route 25 ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Celebration Days planned in Cherry

    CHERRY — The Cherry Booster Club and Cherry Fire Department will host Celebration Days in Cherry on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1.
    July 29, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Back-to-school bash

    SEATONVILLE — The Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent, will host a back-to school bash featuring free backpacks and school supplies for fam ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Social hour

    CHERRY — Holy Trinity Church and Cherry United Church of Christ will hold a pie and coffee social hour from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, in the ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:55 pm

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