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  • Hoppin' on over to Manlius Day

    These youngsters were having a blast in the bouncy house during the Manlius Day event, held Saturday. A variety of fun-filled activities for all ages ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Parents need to include emergency preparedness in back-to-school plans

    SPRINGFIELD — School bells soon will be ringing as students across the state begin the new school year. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Bureau County was held Friday. We asked some participants: Do you think that there will ever be a cure for cancer?

    “Yes, I’m hoping there will be a cure for cancer. Hopefully they’ll be able to isolate the cell in which the cancer starts.”
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • And the winners are ...

    The Bureau County Fair Queens and their courts. ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • IVCC Foundation bids farewell to two directors

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Foundation this week bid farewell to two directors and welcomed a pair of new leaders.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • JFK project winding down

    SPRING VALLEY — The John F. Kennedy School addition project is just weeks away from being completed.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Celebrating 20 years of helping animals in need

    PRINCETON — The Friends of Strays animal shelter is celebrating its 20th year of helping find homes for unwanted dogs and cats.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • The best contest ever!

    Brendon Neff puts his heart and soul ... and face into Thursday evening’s ice cream eating contest at the Tiskilwa Pow Wow festivities. Other events i ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Developing a healthy workplace

    PRINCETON — The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department is one of 32 organizations statewide to receive “Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation.”
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • U.S. Marshals Service: One of Crundwell loans repaid

    DIXON – A loan from former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell to Fire Chief Tim Shipman and his wife, Diane, has been repaid with interest, the U.S. Mar ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Master Farmer Harold Steele

    DOVER— “Yes, I would” is the firm answer you’ll get when asking Harold Steele if he would relive his life as a farmer, if given the chance. Not a hint ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Mingling motorcycles on Main

    Last weekend’s Mingle on Main event in Malden brought out several to enjoy the day-long event, including these motorcyclists who weren’t shy for the c ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Sitting pretty for the Pow Wow

    2013 Tiskilwa’s Lil’ Spurs Queen Hailey Musgrave (from left) joins Kambri Fisher, Jazzlyn DePauw, Jordan VandeVenter, Isabella Piccolo and Erah Goodal ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Tiskilwa Historical Society organizes visit to Backyard Train

    A recent visit to Bureau County’s Backyard Train, hosted by Laurence and Janet Johnson of Lake Arispie, delighted youngsters, oldsters and everyone in ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Raffle winners announced

    DEPUE — The DePue/Bureau County Democrats have announced the winners of its yearly raffle. Winners were Kelli Harrison, $1,000; Janice Wamhoff and Dan ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:52 pm
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