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  • Cards read = families fed

    SPRING VALLEY — Local Farmer’s Markets are a fantastic opportunity for area shoppers to purchase delicious local produce, but some citizens in the com ...
    UPDATED: July 27, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Breaking down plans — building the future

    PRINCETON — During the Princeton Elementary School Board meeting Monday, July 25, Master Plan Committee (MPC) leader Mike Sayler handled the microphon ...
    UPDATED: July 27, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Farther across the yard

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on public parks and how they survive.SPRING V ...
    UPDATED: July 27, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • An ‘Optimist’-ic crop

    Even though the hot and humid weather has kept many inside snuggled up to their air conditioning, that didn’t stop Princeton Optimist Club members fro ...
    UPDATED: July 27, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • A sweet surprise for Kookie Wetsel

    For years, Kookie Wetsel of rural Princeton was a fixture at the Bureau County Speedway. Whether he was racing his own ‘55 Chevy or helping other guys ...
    UPDATED: July 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • Railroad crossing to close Aug. 1

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the closing of the Route 26 (Main Street) Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) cros ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Blue ribbon beef

    Kalie Rumbold of Wyanet joined competitors from throughout the area to have their cattle judged at the Bureau County Angus Association’s Field Day, he ...
    UPDATED: July 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • BV looks at SAT testing

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley School Board members talked briefly on Tuesday, July 26, about the new change from PARCC to SAT testing for high school studen ...
    UPDATED: July 27, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • TRIDENT arrests

    SPRING VALLEY/MENDOTA — An Ohio man was charged with a Class 1 felony after police found methamphetamine in his possession during a routine traffic st ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:21 pm
  • Bureau County grand jury returns indictments

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County grand jury returned several indictments on July 15.• Michael V. Lupo, ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:18 pm
  • First Person (Selena Campos)

    Town: DePue. Family: Two brothers and one sister. Occupation: Student/CNA. What was your first jo ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:03 pm
  • Former Walnut teacher pays it forward

    NORMAL — On July 5, former Walnut High School teacher Robert Glaser formalized an endowment to the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State Univ ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:58 pm
  • Short and sweet

    PRINCETON — In the sweet and spicy world of succulent smoked barbecue, there are two rules to live by … do it well, and do it consistently.
    UPDATED: July 27, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Unions donate to IVCC campaign

    Illinois Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, Illinois Valley Construction Industry Labor-Management Group and the Illinois Valley Contrac ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • Opiate dependence

    There is a health epidemic occurring in the United States, and many people are unaware of the danger it represents. The leading cause of accidental de ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:48 pm