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Community notes

Driving review course

PRINCETON — Secretary of State Jesse White and the Bureau County Senior Center is offering a “Rules of the Road” review course for all citizens in the Princeton area from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Bureau Count Senior Center, 16 W. Marion St., Princeton. The course is free.

The purpose of the course is to help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations and also provides information on the vision screening.


PRINCETON — The Starved Rock Reading Council will sponsor a fundraiser at Culver’s in Princeton from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. This support for reading is done through promoting yearlong activities such as Snuggle Up with a Good Book, Dr. Seuss-A-Thons and the Young Authors Celebration. Culver’s will donate a percentage of the receipts to raise funds for these programs. A flyer to present at Culver’s can be downloaded from

BCRTA meeting

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Thursday at the Princeton Public Library for is second fall meeting. The meeting will be catered by Kramer’s Kitchen. It costs $10 per person. Bob Lyons, a former teacher and member of the Teacher Retirement System’s Board, will present insights into the pension reform and insurances issues.

Participants may attend either the luncheon and the program, or just the program. The local association membership dues of $10 for the retiree will also be collected at this meeting, if not already paid. To make a reservation, contact Sharon Baker at 815-872-5291 or or Connie Espel at 815-303-8982 or by Monday.

CROP walk

PRINCETON — The annual Bureau County CROP Walk against hunger is Sunday. The walk is about 3 miles long. It begins and ends at First Lutheran Church, Princeton. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. and step-off for the walk is at 2 p.m. For more information about participating, contact the Rev. Brenda Lovick at 815-445-2073.

Memorial service

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital and Bureau Valley Volunteer Hospice will honor the memory of those patients that passed away in their care during the past year during a service at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the lower level conference room of the hospital. This service is open to anyone who has experienced a loss. A memorial card, which will be read during the service, may be completed. To receive a card, or for more information, call Connie Sutton at 815-876-4433. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

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