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  • Gambling with Bambi

    Anyone who has spent time driving on area roads, especially in the evening, knows there’s a sizable deer population in Illinois. Drivers are also like ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:38 pm
  • After 74 years, Volant gets his diploma

    SPRING VALLEY — Seventy-four years after his class graduated from Hall High School, Harry Volant received his official Hall High School diploma.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • First Christian Church has new home

    PRINCETON — A church that has been in existence in Princeton since 1840 has a new home.The First Chr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • Hall: A balanced budget

    SPRING VALLEY — For the first time in six years, Hall High School has a balanced budget.After a budg ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • Back the Badge

    Bureau County Sheriff’s Deputy C.C. Spiegel was one of the many law enforcement officers who enjoyed lunch at the Back the Badge law enforcement suppo ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • Ladd American Legion Auxiliary to meet

    LADD — The Ladd American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Legion Hall. The group will hear a report on Rip’s fundraiser; dis ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:16 pm
  • Event planned for career cruising

    PRINCETON — Area businesses wanting to find qualified employees can learn about a new tool next week designed to help them in their employment needs.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court appoints new director of communications

    The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Christopher Bonjean as director of the Office of Communications and Public Information, effective Oct. 3. He ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • ISP releases activity report for August

    LASALLE – During the month of August, Illinois State Police (ISP) District 17 troopers handled 1,714 calls for service and assistance. Of these calls, ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Hermes presents worst-case-scenario budget

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Elementary (SVE) School Board is projecting a $2.6 million education fund balance at the end of the 2016-17 school y ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:41 pm
  • Steamers’ D makes statement in shutout of Princeton

    FULTON – The offense provided the breathing room, and the Fulton Steamer defense delivered the knockout punch Friday night.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Boilers get the boot

    KEWANEE — With time winding down and the Bruins in the red zone, St. Bede coach Jim Eustice would have preferred a touchdown, but never had any doubt ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Streak snapper for Sherrard

    SPRING VALLEY — Everyone else may have been talking about the Sherrard streak, but the Tigers were not talking about it.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Camp rolls first 300

    Michael Camp always dreamed about bowling a perfect game. He made those dreams come true Thursday, Sept. 8, at Pin Splitter Lanes in Princeton.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Tigers battle back against Bobcats

    PRINCETON — The one thing about the Princeton Tigers soccer team is that they never give up. Never.T ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • St. Bede gives Hall a case of the terrible twosome

    PERU — When Hall Lady Devils volleyball team took the short trip to the home of their rivals from St. Bede Academy, they didn’t expect the matchup the ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • Storm rained out at North Crawford

    There will be no football for Bureau Valley Saturday.Eric Lawson, assistant superintendent/principal ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Comets find energy boost against BV

    STERLING – Newman volleyball coach Debbi Kelly and junior Hannah Wilson both talked about energy, and how it’s been hard to sustain.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • PHS girls lose to Morris

    Morris 3, Princeton 2: The Tigresses took two doubles wins Thursday on their home courts, but fell short to the visiting Redskins. Alison Brown and Ju ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Sherrard wins girls TRAC title on its home course

    Sherrard captured the 2016 Three Rivers Conference girls golf championship on its home course Wednesday, Sept. 21.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Margaret Christensen

    PRINCETON — Margaret E. Christiansen, 86, of Princeton passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in St. Margaret’s Health, Spring Valley.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Ernest Cook

    BUDA — Ernest Cook, 74, of Buda died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at his home. He was born ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • Kathy Greene Beaudin

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Kathy Suzanne Greene Beaudin, 69, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:59 pm
  • Roy McKune

    PRINCETON — Roy L. McKune, 86, of Princeton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at the LaSalle Veterans Home in LaSalle.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:23 pm
  • Michael Seeforth

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Michael Eugene Seeforth, 66, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Princeton and Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, a ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Sister Marie Leona Dostaler

    VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Sister Marie Leona (Stella) Dostaler, 95, of Valley City, N.D., died Saturday, Sept. 17, at CHI Mercy Hospital in Valley City, N.D ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Richard Janssen

    TISKILWA — Richard G. Janssen, 69, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at his home. R ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Kay Stuepfert

    LEROY — Kay Arlene Stuepfert, 78, of LeRoy, Ill., a former LaMoille resident, left to meet her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, surrounded by her fa ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Mary Abel

    PRINCETON — Mary Anne Abel, 80, of Princeton passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at her home. Servic ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Barry Browne

    PRINCETON — Barry E. Browne, 71, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Kewanee Care Nursing Home in Kewanee.
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestNicholas R. Nilsson, 20, of LaSalle was picked-up on Route 6 west of Oak Street at 8:4 ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle accident involving Albert A. Peterson, 72, of Standard and Eric J. Gunderson, ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Evan G. Noll, 18, of LaSalle was involved in an accident on Plank Road, one-fourth of a mile south of 1800 North Avenue, at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A two-vehicle accident involving Donna L. Rutgens, 69, of Spring Valley and Megan L. Jackson, 30, of Oglesby occurred at the intersection of Spalding ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsPhillip J. Barajas, 47, of Walnut was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Samantha D. Adamson, 27, of Spring Valley was charged with a violating the ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:05 pm
  • Arteaga sentenced for heroin delivery

    PRINCETON — Jose Arteaga, 36, of Princeton was sentenced by Associate Judge C.J. Hollerich on Sept. 8 to seven and one-half years in the Illinois Depa ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Timothy S. Chronister, 35, of Spring Valley was picked up at the Spring Valley Polic ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents A one-vehicle accident involving Austin J. Helm, 23, of Ladd occurred in the 100 block of ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Violation of an order of protection Deontavian L. Watts, 31, of Princeton was charged with violation ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:05 am
  • PHS Class of ‘56 celebrates at Homestead

    My wife, Cheryl (Ellberg) and I try to visit the annual Homestead Festival almost every year, but this year, we definitely wanted to attend our PHS Cl ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Torn

    As I write stories for this newspaper and other products we publish, I am very careful to avoid offering opinions on the issues/boards/meetings I cove ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Thinking inside the box (store)

    Last weekend, I ended up having to accompany my wife and daughter while they went shopping. To be more specific, grocery shopping. There may be no gre ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • What to do with laptop malfunction

    I have been rather lazy during the summer getting any writing done. My days seemed to get busy with grandchildren, golfing and keeping cool.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Learn something new every day

    While the phrase “learn something new every day” isn’t my creation, it’s something I’d say I try to live by. It’s certainly not hard to do; you can us ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Fall-ing in love ...

    You knew it was coming ... There just seemed to be something in the air that told you it was slipping away from you; and regardless of how hard you tr ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    What a lovely weekend. While I enjoy the change of seasons in the Midwest, there’s a part of me that could surely get used to this type of weather 24/ ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Repeal the HIT

    With the year’s long battle over the Affordable Care Act spilling over into the 2016 presidential election, we should recognize the work already done ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Homestead surprises

    We just got back home to Silvis after enjoying the Homestead parade in Princeton. For the most part, it was much like any other Homestead celebration ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Pea!!!

    The news can be hard to swallow. Several times this past week, I heard stories discussing a scientific study that disputes the validity of the so-call ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Ladd Fire Department hosts pancake/sausage breakfast

    LADD — The annual breakfast of the Ladd Fire Department will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Oct. 2 in the fire depa ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • Card shower planned for Jan Christian

    A card shower is being held to celebrate the 70th birthday of Jan Christian of Wyanet on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • HCE will host International Night on Oct. 4

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County HCE (Home and Community Education) Association’s International Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the University of Illin ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 24, to Nancy and Pete Heiden. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Area youth participate at state fair

    The University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties has recognized all the 4-H members who exhibited general 4- ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • IVCC offers pharmacy technician program

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office is offering a pharmacy technician (CCE-1720-300) program Mondays and Wednesd ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Lexi's Lowdown

    Lexi’s Lowdown rating: Crayola Marker Maker, 4.5 stars out of 5 starsThis month I am reviewing my Cr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • ‘The Bread Monk’ launches online baking class

    PERU — Fr. Dominic Garramone of St. Bede Abbey launched an online baking class through Craftsy.com on Sept. 6.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Fall bazaar and supper in Bureau

    BUREAU — The First Congregational Church of Bureau will host its annual Fall Festival Bazaar and Supper on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Fellowship Hall o ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Dawn of the Tikis

    I am writing a book called “Dawn of the Tikis.” I hope you enjoy the sixth chapter. I plan to run a new chapter in each Cool Kids’ Corner. Thanks for ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:46 pm