PRINCETON — Thursday’s discovery recount of the April 9 election votes on the Hall High School referendum does not change the results of the final outcome, that the Hall High School District will get a new high school.
Chelsie Sobin of Ladd reviews some of the selections offered at the St. Margaret’s Auxiliary’s book fair, which was held in the hospital’s lower lobby Thursday and Friday.
DEPUE – DePue is preparing an ordinance that will better regulate service animals not recognized as household pets within the village limits.
PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board has made several appointments to area boards and approved contracts for summer road projects.
Area firefighters learn how to combat a propane gas fire Wednesday evening during a training session hosted by the Wyanet Fire Department. Personnel from the Illinois Fire Services Institute of Bolingbrook led the training session, which was attended by an estimated 50 area firefighters from the Wyanet, Sheffield, Tiskilwa, Manlius, Buda, Princeton, Malden, Walnut and Annawan fire departments.
DIXON – The chairman of the Lee County Board still supports a proposed wind farm, but he is pushing a compromise that would include strong conditions on the project.
SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley Mayor Walt Marini appointed several public officials at Monday’s meeting, but there haven’t been any changes.
SPRING VALLEY — Vendors interested in participating in Spring Valley’s Farmers Market are asked to send in a registration form available on the city’s website, www.spring-valley.il.us or contact Economic Development Director Debb Ladgenski at 815-303-4327.
PRINCETON — Princeton’s Memorial Day Poker Run has been canceled due to a lack of interest.
SPRING VALLEY — While most other school districts are clamoring to make do with little state aid for transportation, Spring Valley Elementary has enough to last at least until the end of the year.
DEPUE – The DePue School Board has filled its open seat on the school board.
PRINCETON — Poster boards filled with messages of hope and encouragement, fun, sports and school were all part of Bureau County’s observance of the National Prevention Week.
PRINCETON — Adjustments are being made with the dental clinic operated through the Bureau/Putnam County Health Department.
Brenden Piacenti concentrates on his choices in creating a summer hat during Monday’s children’s “Hat Parade” program at the Tiskilwa Public Library. Following the craft time and book reading time, about 15 children and program leaders headed outdoors for a parade down Main Street. The children’s programs at the Tiskilwa library are free and open to the public.
TISKILWA — Tiskilwa residents can see the building plans and ask questions about a new addition to the existing library costing less than $1 million at an open house set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library.
WYANET – The Wyanet Village Board took action on several items at Tuesday’s meeting, including deciding to reinstate a general garbage pick-up for the community.
Residents and staff at Liberty Village in Princeton celebrate National Nursing Home Week with a balloon launch Monday morning in front of the facility. The purple and green balloons used for Monday’s launch are the colors of Liberty Village’s Bounce Back program offered for people who need rehabilitation and recovering assistance before returning to their homes. Among the other special activities planned for the week at Liberty Village are karaoke singing, mini golf games, a water rodeo, fishing, a scarf demonstration and ice cream social.
Richard Dorsch (left) and Paula Morrow (right) portray local historical community leaders Darius Miller and Margaret D. Trimble, respectively, during Saturday’s National Train Day at the Princeton Amtrak Railroad Depot and the neighboring Darius Miller Park. As told by the actors, Trimble wrote a letter to Miller in 1910 asking if he could help Princeton update its train depot, which he did. A new depot was built and dedicated in December 1911. Other activities during Saturday’s event included music by the local Barbershoppers group, a historic train display and food vendors.
DEPUE – Although DePue’s ongoing siren project is making progressive strides, the village board has learned their sirens won’t be in the ground and ready to blare until next tornado season.
SPRING VALLEY — The city of Spring Valley Public Health and Safety Committee meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Questions may be directed to the city clerk’s office at 815-664-4221.
SPRING VALLEY – The flood water may be receding, but the damage done has taken its toll on the Spring Valley wastewater treatment plant. The direction taken with repairs will depend on the amount of federal money that may eventually become available.
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Todd Borsch of Princeton submitted this picture of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Princeton, taken around 1955.
May 18 – Kerchner Trust, farmland, 10 a.m., auction held at 15212 IL Hwy 92 (Green River Country Club), Walnut United Country Dahl Real Estate, auctioneers.
A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter’s proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition.
CHICAGO — Summer break is quickly approaching for high school and college students and many of them will be searching for summer jobs.
PRINCETON – The sunny days and higher temps ahead have motorcycle enthusiasts anxious to hit the road.
Perry Memorial Hospital employee Leslye Mack (left) serves a glass of wine to Nick Oertel (right) during Friday evening's A Toast To Health wine-tasting fundraiser sponsored by the Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation at A Hundred Acres Orchard and Market in rural Princeton. The Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation was formed in 1991 for the purpose of developing, managing and granting charitable contributions to support technology and facility improvements at Perry Memorial Hospital. In addition to the wine-tasting, Friday's fundraiser also included a raffle, music and hors d'oeuvres.
MANLIUS – The Manlius Ambulance Service barn is in need of updates.
PRINCETON — Local officials are working with federal and state officials to determine if Bureau County is eligible for federal assistance following the April 17-18 heavy rains and flooding which damaged homes, businesses, roads and streets, bridges and public facilities across the county and state.
PRINCETON – This past Saturday, people all over the nation took part in the 21st annual Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food drive.
PRiNCETON — U.S. Rural Development is making low-interest home repair loans available to eligible, low-income homeowners following the April 17-18 heavy rains and flooding.
PRINCETON — For many people, birthdays are all about getting gifts, but for Pat Polson, her birthday has been about giving gifts.
OGLESBY — Melissa Olivero of Peru was elected chair at a special reorganizational meeting of the Illinois Valley Community College Board May 7.
LAMOILLE — LaMoille C.U.S.D. 303 Board of Education has a vacancy on its board of education. The open seat is a two-year term. Members appointed by the remaining members of the board to fill the vacancy must meet residential requirements by living in Berlin, Clarion or May township. Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to LaMoille C.U.S.D. 303 by May 17.
PRINCETON — The next open meeting of the “We the People” Tea Party will be at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at 230 E. Backbone Road, Princeton (across from the Division of Motor Vehicles).
Several area students and organizations recognized during annual Elks Lodge award banquet.
"I play the baritone. It is a good excuse to play an instrument again. I enjoy it, and it’s fun. It’s a great group of people."
This photo of the second-grade class at Grant School in Spring Valley, taken Jan. 11,1956, was submitted by Kathy Cullinan of the Spring Valley Historic Association. Students are (front row, from left) Richard Kulupka, Peter Reviglio, Dennis Fusinatto, Richard Vecchia, unknown, and Donald Castellic; (second row) John Chiodo, Cheryl Hill, Dale Parsons, James (Bradford) Frederick, Robert Estrin and Terry Cinotte; (third row) Karen Nauyalis, Janice Curran, Unknown, Colleen Sever, Mary Jo Buck and Gregory McCook; and (back row) Nancy Curran, Unknown, Becky Miller, Joseph Jacobs, Patricia Panizzi, Mary Lee Bertrand and teacher Adelle Cavaletto.
The latest figures are out, and the numbers show Bureau County residents and businesses are slowly recovering from the effects of the recession. On April 30, the Census Bureau released County Business Patterns: 2011, which provides the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees, and first quarter and annual payroll for most of the 1,200 industries covered at the national, state and county levels.
Area musicians begin rehearsals Thursday evening in the Logan Junior High School band room for the ninth season of the Princeton Community Band. Rehearsals will continue each Thursday through July 25, with the band open to persons who are entering their freshman year of high school this fall through adults. The band will perform six Sunday evening concerts this season, beginning June 2, at the Soldiers and Sailors Park on South Main Street in Princeton.
WALNUT — The Walnut Village Board nominated and approved a new acting village president at its meeting Monday.
PRINCETON — Princeton Police Chief Tom Root is reminding residents to make sure their properties are in compliance with the city’s nuisance codes.
LADD — Spring brush pick-up in the village of Ladd will be held Monday.
DOVER – Blake and Eunice Morris of Dover celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.
Hall High School has announced its Top 10 students for the graduating Class of 2013. They include (front row, from left) Sam Rizzo and Landon Piccatto; (second row) Alysia Scott, Valerie Hoffert and Jacquelyn Petzel; and (back row) Olivia Brandner, Jaquelynn Hendricks, Miguel Aldana, Alex Olivares, Drew Lechner, Robert Lentz, Rebekah Dagraedt and Katie Hoffert. Dagraedt, Hoffert, Lentz and Rizzo share the honor of valedictorian. Olivares is the salutatorian.
MANLIUS – Bureau Valley School Board met in a special meeting on Thursday to award the track resurfacing bid of $43,100 to Athletic Field Services Inc of Genesee Depot, Wis., the company that originally installed the track.
MANLIUS – After a few months of discussion, the Manlius Village Board has decided not to remove the playground equipment at the Bureau Valley Alternative Education School and place it near the baseball diamond off of North Main Street.
PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton is recognizing National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 19-25,.
Beginning June 1, designated trip days and lowered out-of-town rates have been set by Bureau-Putnam Area Rural Transit (BPART). The Monday through Friday, trips scheduled through the BPART central dispatch (located at Gateway Services Inc. in Princeton) will be at these locations at the following times: