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  • Agricultural summary

    Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.2 inches, 0.30 inches above normal. The average temperature was 48.0 degrees, 7.7 degrees below normal. There were ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Where the old meets the new

    Ron Reynolds operates an Allis Chalmers tractor north of Princeton, alongside a much newer John Deere machine in the background. The photo, snapped an ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Four-H Federation donates Easter baskets

    The Bureau County 4-H Federation with the support of local 4-H community clubs donated Easter baskets to 21 Bureau County families in need. Community ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Northern Partners, Land O’ Lakes donate $3,000

    Northern Partners Cooperative and Land O’ Lakes donated $3,000 to the LaSalle County Junior Fair Association. The donation will go toward construction ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Eilers promoted at Spring Valley City Bank

    SPRING VALLEY —Julie Eilers, a loan officer at Spring Valley City Bank, has been promoted to assistant vice president of loans at the bank.
    April 29, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • BauerFinancial honors North Central Bank

    BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., announces that North Central Bank, Hennepin, has once again earned its coveted five-star superior rating. B ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Princeton Plaza opens at Road Ranger

    PRINCETON — Princeton Plaza opened its doors Wednesday, April 8, at the Road Ranger Truck Stop and Travel Center in Princeton.
    April 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • ISO honors Dr. Paul Castelein

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Society of Orthodontists’ (ISO) Merit Award was presented at the ISO meeting Monday, April 13, to Dr. Paul Castelein of Princ ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Economic gardening workshop planned May 5

    OGLES YT — Economic Gardening - How to Assist Your 2nd Stage Companies will be held from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Illinois Valley Communi ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Farm bureaus plan golf outing

    Bureau and Lee County Farm Bureaus will be hosting their sixth annual Golf Outing for supporters of Ag in the Classroom. The outing will be held Frida ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Bureau Valley holds plant sale in May

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2; Saturday, May 9; and Saturday, May 16, at the Bureau Valley H ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • More than just a white face

    I’d like to ask everyone to close their eyes. Bear with me – you’ll see why this is important in a minute. Now, with your eyes closed, I want you to p ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Farm Bureau plans Tractor Trek

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation will hold its fourth annual Tractor Trek Saturday, June 20. This year’s event is an effort to raise funds for ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Agricultural Summary

    Statewide, precipitation averaged 0.38 inches, 0.57 inches below normal. The average temperature was 60.5 degrees, 6.9 degrees above normal. There wer ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • USDA Rural Development launches new website

    CHAMPAIGN — USDA Rural Development has launched a new website to enhance program accessibility and customer service.
    April 24, 2015 - 1:58 pm
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