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  • Kicking off the Homestead Festival

    The annual Homestead Festival Lawn Event was held Saturday on the lawn of the Owen Lovejoy Homestead on East Peru Street. Refreshments abounded at thi ...
    June 14, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Railroad crossing will be closed

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the closing of the Route 26 (Main Street) Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) cros ...
    June 13, 2016 - 4:02 pm
  • What do you think the best solution to maintaining the Flags of Freedom by the interstate?

    "We need to fund raise to keep the four flags flying as many days a year as possible. The visitors love to see the flags."
    June 13, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • What’s next for Cherry/Dimmick students

    CHERRY/LASALLE — With a proposed merger of Cherry School to Dimmick School on the horizon, the Bureau County Republican asked Dimmick School Superinte ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • First West Nile Virus human case confirmed

    SPRINGFIELD — We’ve come to expect the dreaded announcement of human West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in Illinois, but historically, those cases are confir ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Beating the heat at the pool

    Area pools have opened, and from the upcoming forecast, the timing is perfect. Hot, sultry days are forecast for the next few days, and no doubt, area ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Gambling with Mother Nature

    The consensus on the crops in Central Illinois this year? The sunshine is always welcome, but a little rain never hurt a single kernel.
    June 10, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • A portrait of persistence

    PRINCETON — Raised on a farm outside of Princeton, artist B.J. Wagner has loved art since she was a child. A student of artist Mary Win Norris for fou ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Workcamp coming to Princeton June 19-25

    PRINCETON — The week of June 19-25, approximately 250 teenage and adult volunteers from around the country will converge on Princeton and Bureau Count ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Drawing on a fun time at Buffalo Days

    The annual Buffalo Days kicked off its celebration Thursday, June 9. Event-goers were encouraged to paint a sidewalk square which will be displayed th ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Extension offers free pressure canning check

    Enjoy the freshness of produce all year long when you preserve your food. One popular method of food preservation is pressure canning. For safe pressu ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Area health departments will participate in statewide emergency exercise

    Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Departments, joined by area law enforcement agencies, emergency management agencies, the Bureau-Putnam and M ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Madigan warns Illinois charities of donation scam

    CHICAGO — Attorney General Lisa Madigan alerted Illinois charities to a sophisticated email scam offering organizations large and unsolicited donation ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Tony Bonnell Memorial Golf Outing on June 18

    MENDOTA — The 14th annual Tony Bonnell Memorial Golf Outing will be Saturday, June 18, at the Mendota Golf Club. The event is sponsored by “Team Thriv ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Panama Canal trip informational meeting planned

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau has announced plans for a 17-day, 16-night trip to the Panama Canal on Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017.
    June 14, 2016 - 8:52 am