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  • 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 ...
    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 ...
    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 28, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • 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 ...
    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 ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • 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 28, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Bureau County grand jury returns indictments

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County grand jury returned several indictments on July 15.• Michael V. Lupo, ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • 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 28, 2016 - 8:10 am
  • 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.
    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
  • Auction Calendar

    July 30 — Jim Prevot estate, collection of 500 toy trains, railroad collectibles, miscellaneous toys, 10 a.m., Tumbleson Auction Center, 1635 N. Main ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Spring Valley City Bank earns high rating

    SPRING VALLEY — BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., announces that Spring Valley City Bank has once again earned its highest five-star rating.
    July 27, 2016 - 3:19 pm
  • Taking steps to unmask a cure

    PRINCETON — When one thinks of a masquerade party, they might visualize a lot of masks, costumes and plenty of fun.
    July 25, 2016 - 2:55 pm