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Business and Agriculture

  • ‘Happy Days’ for BEST team building

    Harris Kal, the former “Happy Days” actor and owner of Harris Kal Productions, was in Princeton Monday working on team-building with employees of the ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:54 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 ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Farm Bureau plans college day in Henry

    HENRY — The Bureau County Farm Bureau, along with Marshall-Putnam and Stark County Farm Bureaus, will be hosting a College Open House Day for agricult ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Advance Auto Parts opens store in Peru

    PERU – Advance Auto Parts Inc. has announced it will open its first store in Peru at 1600 36th St. across the street from Peru Mall. The opening has b ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • 40 under Forty honorees are announced

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College has released the names of this year’s 40 Under Forty cla ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • Ottawa wins America in Bloom contest

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Top honors for the prestigious 2014 America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program were announced at the annual awards held in Philad ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Fall harvest is well underway but was delayed by heavy rainfall late last week. Statewide, 2.22 inches of precipitation was recorded, 1.46 inches abov ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:22 pm
  • Farm Bureau offers defensive driving course

    KEWANEE — The Bureau, Henry and Stark County Farm Bureaus will be hosting a defensive driving course Oct. 28-29 at the Black Hawk College Community Ed ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:22 pm
  • Got corn? Got storage?

    As discussed in a recent column, Illinois farmers are on track to set new production records for this year’s corn and soybean crops. That means we wil ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:22 pm
  • Midland States Bank announces community development plan

    EFFINGHAM — Midland States Bank has announced the adoption of a bank-wide Community Development Plan (CDP). Midland’s CDP is partly designed to assist ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Beach sworn in as attorney

    WALNUT — On Sept. 22, Mary E. T. Beach was sworn in as a member of the Illinois State Bar by Circuit Court Judge Marc Bernabei.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Job fair planned

    DIXON — Members of NCI Works (Business Employment Skills Team Inc. (BEST Inc.), Illinois Department of Employment Security and Experience Works, Sauk ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Ward elected CBAI's group director

    SPRINGFIELD — David Ward, president of North Central Bank in Hennepin, was elected as group director of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • NCI Works to host Employers Conference

    MENDOTA — North Central Illinois Works will host its 12th annual Employers Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Mendota Civic Center, beginning wit ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Rockets to the Rescue

    The University of Illinois 4-H community is gearing up for the seventh annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) event on Oct. 8.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:37 pm
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