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  • Binion runs big for EP

    MANLIUS – Dylan Binion and the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers have a lot of experience coming back this year and in their season opener on Friday night th ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Hall turns out the lights

    FULTON – The Steamers’ final drive of the game told the story of their season opener in a nutshell. ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Tigers roll on the River

    PORT BYRON – Jacob Reinhardt’s night started with an interception. It ended without another incompletion and three scores to boot.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Bruins run over Clippers

    AMBOY — St. Bede posted a season-opening 38-7 win over Amboy-LaMoille in a game that felt more like a footnote than football.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:25 am
  • New digs for Hall

    SPRING VALLEY — Everything was set for the grand opening of the new Red Devil Gymnasium at Hall High School Thursday evening.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Damerell scratches itch for volleyball

    PERU — First-year coach Karrie Damerell has spent five years at St. Bede Academy teaching social studies. During that time she was also in the stands ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Boys soccer

    DePue 9, Paw Paw 4: There was no rain, but it sure poured Little Giants’ goals Thursday. David Moreno and Eddie Moreno each scored twice to carry th ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Cross country

    At Putnam County: PC’s Noe Flores had a close second-place finish race Wednesday with a time of 17:58 at the Putnam County Conservation District. IV ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Boys golf

    At Arrowhead: Princeton’s Colby Robbins came one shot off the lead with a second-place 40 Thursday. The Tigers, who received a 46 from Colton Erven ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Volleyball

    The Princeton Tigresses came out victorious in their 2015 home debut. But it didn’t come easy. The ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Gladys Rombout

    MANLIUS — Gladys Rombout, 97, of the rural Manlius area died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Country Comfort Retirement Home in Princeton.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Merrill Underwood

    PRINCETON — Merrill T. Underwood, 83, of Princeton passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Marjorie Ashbrook

    EAST MOLINE — Marjorie Y. Ashbrook, 90, of East Moline, a former resident of Arlington Heights for 50 years, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in he ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Danny Nevitt

    FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — Danny Ray Nevitt of Flagler Beach, Fla., died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Mildred Piper

    PRINCETON — Mildred Marie Piper passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the age of 97, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • William Ryan

    STERLING — William Ryan, 81, of Sterling died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Gladys McKenzie

    WALNUT — Gladys McKenzie, 96, of Walnut died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • John Butler

    WALNUT — John H Butler, 74, of Walnut died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Heritage Health in Walnut. Bo ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Daniel Hunter

    LAMOILLE — Daniel Jackson Hunter, 93, of rural LaMoille died peacefully of natural causes at his home, surrounded by his family and his caregiver, Lin ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Mary L. Kennedy

    PRINCETON — Mary Louise Kennedy, 90, of rural Princeton died at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at her home.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Battery Joseph R. Knowles, 34, of Princeton was charged with battery in the 400 block of South Gosse ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Erica Y. Kirichkow 34, of Beloit, Wis., was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Miguel A. Bueno, 38, of Spring Valley struck a vehicle owned by Florivel Castanedo, 23, of Spring Valley on Devlin Street near Spa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestMichael L. Birkey, 34, of Princeton was charged with trespass to railroad property, criminal d ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accidents A vehicle driven by George Roach, 51, of Normal struck a parked vehicle owned by Michele A ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Warrant arrestEdward L. Baker, 61, of Fairview Heights was picked up on East 2575th Road near North ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Aggravated battery Jazmine R. Delbridge, 19, of Princeton was charged with three counts of aggravate ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Domestic battery arrestsMichael A. Rodriguez, 24, of DePue was charged with domestic battery in the ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle accident involving Nicholas E. Norton, 26, of Spring Valley and Laurence J. C ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Jose A. Mojica, 61, of Kewanee was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 80 wes ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • No free in freedom

    The 91st Division was the first unit of either IV Corps or Fifth Army to reach the Arno River and control the high ground to the south. The 363rd Infa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time to don our time travel suits for another adventure into “Headlines from the past.”BCR Sept ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Be a lifelong student

    Nothing inspired me more when I was younger than the promise of a new school year. It was a fresh start, that exciting feeling that anything could hap ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Food Court 8-27

    I think probably everybody has a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Here are some recipes that all use that size of pan, and the best part of it is they are all ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • The Glad Game

    As I have written about before here, summertime always reminds me of lying under a tree in my front yard with a book in my hand, trying to keep cool a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Like a streak of ...

    Meteor showers perturb me.Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four nig ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    School is back in session for most districts in and around Bureau County. There’s a certain aura of excitement, especially among the youngest students ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • A call to worship ...

    “I love to tell the story ... for some have never heard ... (and) for those who know it best ...” As one of a handful of pastors who are leading Bible ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Let’s make memories at the fair

    Wednesday the ribbon will be cut on the 160th annual Bureau County Fair, continuing the tradition started in 1855. What a history this event has had.
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • A coach worth keeping

    I decided I was going to write this article about coaches because coaches can make a real difference in a kid’s life. I love sports they are my favori ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:54 pm
  • America’s Farmers to award $3.3 million

    America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Announcing IFB’s 100th anniversary

    BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert Jr. will hold a press conference announcing activities surrounding IFB’s 100th anni ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Emergency responders trained for ag rescue

    Agriculture is the most dangerous industry. Each year unnecessary deaths and injuries affect farmers and their families, farm employees and rescuers. ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Students attend career in ag program

    Fourteen students, ranging from Grades 6-8, from Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties attended the University of Illinois Extension’s Growing ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Bureau County 4-H Fair announces livestock winners

    The 2015 Bureau County 4-H Fair has announce the livestock award winners.Beef Bucket Calf Costume Cl ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • NASS to survey small grain producers

    SPRINGFIELD — During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department o ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Scoopy arrives for Culver's grand re-opening

    Employees of Culver's in Princeton welcomed Scoopy on Monday, Aug. 17, during the restaurant's grand re-opening celebration. Custard cone hugs for pat ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Chestnut Street Inn wins excellence award

    SHEFFIELD — Chestnut Street Inn has been awarded a 2015 Service Excellence Award by Tripadvisor.Serv ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Mendota professionals attend convention

    PEORIA — Deb Geuther, manager; Kent Butterfield, president; Daryl Sondgeroth, vice president; Ronald Petersen, second vice president; and Directors Ja ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Financial institutions merge

    KEWANEE — The boards of directors for First Federal Savings and Loan Association and Union Federal Savings and Loans Association, both based in Kewane ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Quilters guild will meet Sept. 3

    PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 3, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St. in Princeton. P ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Annual pie contest announced

    PRINCETON — Bureau County HCE, Home and Community Education, will sponsor the annual pie contest at the Homestead Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. The ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Cub Scout School Night for Scouts

    PRINCETON — Cub Scout Pack 4151 will hold its annual School Night for Scouts membership campaign on Thursday, Sept. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The even ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 29, to Julia and Keith Cain, and happy birthday on Monday, Aug. 31, to Brenda Streit and Derek Whited. From your ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Community Notes

    Special ceremony planned in WyanetWYANET — A special ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Open house, book fair planned at Jefferson Elementary School

    PRINCETON — Jefferson Elementary School will host its annual open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Parents and family members are encouraged t ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Demes wins car cruise

    Jim Demes (from left) of LaSalle won the best of show trophy at the Princeton car cruise night hosted by Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats, Blood Sweat and ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Sigafus will speak Sept. 3 at Princeton library

    PRINCETON — Kim Sigafus will talk about her Ojibwa culture, and drum and sing a traditional lullaby, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Princeton ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Primos note 76th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Mando (Nellie) Primo of 11202 Dewhurst, Riverview, FL 33578, celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary with a small family gathering. The ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Flanagans will note 60th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Dan (Barbara) Flanagan of Mendota will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.They we ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:41 pm

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