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  • ‘Good food, no gimmicks’

    MALDEN — The Feed Store and Watering Hole is no stranger to Bureau County residents. From its hearty home cooking to its popular community-oriented fu ...
    June 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Bear necessities

    PRINCETON — Though no bear sightings have been reported so far this year in Bureau County, it could happen.
    June 16, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Black bear spotted 4 more times in DeKalb County

    An American black bear appears to be moving west toward Ogle and Lee counties after four more sightings were reported Thursday night and Friday mornin ...
    June 16, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Emerald Ash Borer alert

    PRINCETON — Local field arborist Dennis Taylor recently identified an adult Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Princeton.
    June 16, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Picture perfect at Neponset Picnic Day

    Jake Gravet (left) and Scott Bennett stroll through Neponset aboard a tractor to help celebrate the annual Neponset Picnic Day parade. The event inclu ...
    June 16, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • County hears mental health concerns

    PRINCETON — Bureau County Board member Loretta Volker spoke briefly about her concerns on mental health care last week at the county board meeting.
    June 16, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • It was all about the flag

    On Saturday, the residents of Victor Meadows in Princeton celebrated Flag Day with the installation of a flagpole in front of the subdivision’s commun ...
    June 16, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • BCR brings home awards from state competition

    SPRINGFIELD — The Bureau County Republican brought home several advertising and editorial awards from the annual Illinois Press Association convention ...
    June 16, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Another mosquito-borne virus

    In addition to West Nile Virus, health officials are watching another mosquito-borne virus, called chikungunya, which had been primarily found previ ...
    June 16, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Positive for West Nile Virus

    PRINCETON — The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department continues its West Nile Virus (WNV) surveillance, noting the first WNV positive bird and mosqui ...
    June 16, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Power outage planned in Ladd

    LADD — An electric power outage will begin at 8 a.m. June 24, weather permitting, in Ladd. Power will remain off for approximately eight hours or unti ...
    June 16, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Finding the bargains

    Ron Yarger admires some of the many treasures found Saturday at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton during the weekend's More on 34 garage sale ...
    June 16, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • New Tiskilwa library

    Rich Foss, president of the Tiskilwa Library Board, speaks at Saturday morning’s dedication ceremony for the new $1 million library that was recently ...
    June 16, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Former resident sentenced to prison

    PRINCETON — A former Bureau County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a felony drug charge.
    June 16, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Malden woman receives jail time, probation

    PRINCETON — A Malden woman has been placed on five years probation after entering a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of theft.
    June 16, 2014 - 3:28 pm
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