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  • More Chinese food safety questions

    Over the past number of years, I have discussed food safety issues in China several times. One column discussed contaminated pet food, imported from C ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Annual fall tree and fish sales

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD) will hold its annual fall tree and fish sales. For an order booklet, conta ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Feeding from the inside out

    Every fall, junior cattle exhibitors and their families search far and wide for that perfect heifer calf. They can travel thousands of miles and look ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Larkey to speak at Walnut Rotary Club

    WALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut announced Kevin Larkey, organizer of the fourth Corn Picker Reunion in Walnut, will be speaking at its Wednesday me ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall and warm temperatures continued throughout the state last week. A few cases of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans were reported in some parts ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:24 am
  • Carus looking for memories

    LASALLE — Carus Corporation will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is asking the community to share memories, stories and photos which help ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Ajster honored by Super Lawyers

    PERU — Attorney Julie Ajster of Ajster Law Office has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a 2015 Illinois Rising Star.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Nicor Gas decreases gas cost for September

    NAPERVILLE — With the heating season fast approaching, Nicor Gas is announcing a 19-cent per therm decrease to the Gas Supply Charge (GSC) for the mon ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • Open house is set at SV Curves

    SPRING VALLEY — Curves of Spring Valley located at 11-A Wolfer Industrial Park is hosting an open house the week of Sept. 15-20.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Spring Valley City Bank donates to Hall High School

    Spring Valley City Bank President Matt Merboth presents a check in the amount of $2,396.25 to Hall High School Superintendent Mike Struna. The donatio ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Working Farm Show is Sept. 12-14

    GENESEO — With technology propelling all aspects of our lives at breakneck speeds, do you ever long for things to slow down a bit? Well, the Antique E ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • Trust me; it’s organic

    Labels are important – not just for clothing – but also for music, electronic gear and literature. Labels also are import for the food and agriculture ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Illinois State Fair 4-H results

    The 4-H year ended with members taking their projects to the Illinois State Fair. The following youth were selected as Bureau County 4-H delegates in ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Endocrinologist joins IVCH medical staff

    PERU — A board-certified endocrinologist is joining the Illinois Valley Community Hospital medical staff.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:27 pm
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