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  • Dear Soldier deadline draws near

    With less than a month left for the Dear Soldier letter collection campaign, the chance to thank military men and women for their service is drawing t ...
    March 16, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Fishing at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge to reopen to the public in 2015

    HENNEPIN — The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) is hoping to reopen public fishing at its Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin and Hopper Lakes sta ...
    March 16, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • View local talent at Prairie Arts Center in March

    Connie Epsel views the art work of Aaron James Porter, a Princeton High School graduate who was friends with her son in school. Porter died March 16, ...
    March 16, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Tuesday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. If you found your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, how would you spend it?

    “If I found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow I would pay off my debts, share with family and friends, give to charity and of course go to Hawai ...
    March 16, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Voice of the children

    Laura Patyk, a third-grade teacher at JFK Elementary School in Spring Valley, read a book to her class titled, “How to Catch a Leprechaun.” The book w ...
    March 16, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Marquis: 'There's not going to be a settlement ...'

    HENNEPIN — Marquis Energy LLC is one of the parties involved in the Illinois Valley Community College lawsuit over the Bureau-Putnam Enterprise Zone. ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • IVCC lawsuit drags into its 48th month

    HENNEPIN — The lawsuit involving Putnam County, Marquis Energy and Illinois Valley Community College continues. Despite a three and one-half hour meet ...
    March 13, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • One on one with Joni Hunt

    PRINCETON — Recently, there has been much discussion, debate and confusion concerning a business district being brought to Princeton. The Bureau Count ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Cernovich: Fair and equal for all

    MANLIUS — As Bureau Valley School District explores six options that could define a new school district in the future, Bureau Valley Board President R ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Basketball, donkey style

    Mitch Conwell shoots a basketball during a Buckeye donkey basketball game Wednesday, March 11, at Malden Grade School. Two teams participated in the e ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • United Way fundraiser is March 21

    Tickets are on sale for Bureau County United Way's (BCUW) upcoming spring fundraiser to be held Saturday, March 21. BCUW Executive Director Andrea And ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • BV announces facilities tours/times, meetings

    Bureau Valley CUSD 340 has announced dates for facilities tours.The five school buildings will be op ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Pretty as a princess

    For the opening night of the new “Cinderella” movie, the Apollo Theater had a princess/pajamas party with treats and fun for princesses (and princes) ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Gov. Scott Walker wins Bureau County straw poll

    Eldon Entwhistle, chairman of the Bureau County Republican Central Committee, reports the results of the local straw poll held during the 74th annual ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • County OKs economic development plan

    PRINCETON — Bureau County, along with surrounding counties throughout the Illinois Valley, have been meeting regularly discussing and formulating the ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:28 pm
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