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  • Celebrating 65 years of service in Sheffield

    The Sheffield Lions Club celebrated its 65 years of commitment and service to the community on Saturday, Sept. 24, in front of the Royal Super Mart on ...
    NEW: Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Small, but solid

    WYANET — Since 1866, the Wyanet Community Bible Church has been a fixture of the small community. The parish began with a list of 25 names, and while ...
    NEW: Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Spring Valley gets $99,000 grant

    SPRING VALLEY — The city of Spring Valley recently received a $99,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help ...
    NEW: Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Spaghetti for Freedom House

    St. Matthews Lutheran Church Pastor Scott Schmidt (left) and Paul Schlindwein help prepare the spaghetti noodles for the Princeton church’s spaghetti ...
    NEW: Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • IVCC changes meeting date

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Board’s audit-finance committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, has been rescheduled to 5:30 ...
    NEW: Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • First Person (Annette Schnabel)

    Town: Timber Ridge Subdivision, Princeton. Family: Husband, Bill; children, Veronica (husband Matt) ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • Hip fractures

    A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The most common causes of hip fractures are falls or a direct blow to the si ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • The tale of the two towers

    MANLIUS — Two separate tours of Bureau Valley South in Buda have exposed a host of problems with the building, primarily with the school's east and we ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Dixon Quarter Mania set for Sept. 30

    DIXON — Dixon Quarter Mania announced the Friday, Sept. 30 event at the Dixon Elks Lodge will support the Morning Star Christian Pre-School. The doors ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Auction Calendar

    Oct. 1 — Ken Lamchick, antique furniture and collectibles, 9:30 a.m., 401 W. Main St., Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan meeting set

    OGLESBY — North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) will host the annual progress meeting for the 2015 multi-county Natural Hazards Mitiga ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Improving safety, communication in Princeton schools

    PRINCETON — Last week’s unsubstantiated threats of violence involving Logan Junior High School has prompted the Princeton Elementary School District t ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • Social services: How big are the cuts?

    PRINCETON — For more than a year, human service providers have struggled to communicate damages created by the state’s budget crisis.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • Mark your ballots

    PRINCETON — Bureau County voters will be at the polls on Nov. 8 to select the candidates of their choice.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • What does your child know?

    PRINCETON — Two Bureau County children earned the opportunity to shop with a cop for a new bike and helmet Wednesday evening.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:19 pm