WALNUT — Though the shelves at the Walnut Food Pantry are well-stocked right now, there’s always an ongoing need to keep those shelves filled, according to Director Deanna Wilt.
PRINCETON — It took seven and one-half hours and a great amount of dedication, for Matt and Abbi Cochran to wrap up the second annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” event, which took place on Thursday near the Prouty Building in downtown Princeton.
SHEFFIELD — The historic St. Peter’s Danish Lutheran Church on South Washington Street is decorated; the weather is cold; and Christmas is only weeks away, which means it is nearly time for the Sheffield Historical Society’s annual Christmas program.
The Bureau County Chorus rehearses for its upcoming holiday performance, “Songs of the Season.” The performance is at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in the sanctuary of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Princeton. The chorus is under the direction of Joy E. Schertz with Jennifer Allen, accompanist and Kathy Allen, assistant keyboardist. The chorus will preform holiday favorites including, “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Carol of the Bells.” “Jingle, Jingle Holiday,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and other holiday choral arrangements. The public is invited to attend. The concert is free of charge.
DIXON – The Dixon City Council approved taking care of some of its debt.
The Princeton Christmas parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. from Princeton’s northend business district and travels to Soldiers and Sailors Park.
With harvest drawing to a close and fall work coming to an end, I feel the time is right to have a collective sigh of relief.
The cast and crew for Festival 56’s “Miracle on 34th Street” pauses for a photo during their rehearsal this week. Pictured are (front row, from left) Kerry Ryan, Rex Conger, Director Dave Roden, Lindsay Philhower, Connie Kauffman and Terri Simon. In the back row are (from left) Taylor Tieman, Steve Bouslog, Al Forristall, Dale Fiste, Mike Smith and Jay Schneider. This radio play is set for today, Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace Performing Arts Center on Princeton’s South Main Street. The production — broadcast on WZOE — will also have a live studio audience. At press time, tickets were still available. Other treats at the show include complimentary coffee/baked goods from Flour House Bakery and holiday selections performed by the Burea
PRINCETON — After nearly 50 years in business in Princeton, the Browning car dealerships have been sold to the Prescott Brothers car dealership, based in Mendota and Rochelle.
PRINCETON — The March 18, 2014, primary ballot is taking shape for Bureau County voters.
PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council has decided to pursue using the local BuEComm office to handle the city’s utility service emergency calls.
Bureau Valley Elementary — Wyanet held its winter concert Tuesday evening at Bureau Valley High School. Each class sang an assortment of Christmas and holiday songs. These second-graders closed out the concert by singing and signing “Away in the Manger.”
Students from Carleen Bergandi’s sixth-grade class at Dimmick Community Consolidated School District took a field trip to the Bureau County Republican on Tuesday to learn about the newspaper business. The trip was inspired after the sixth-graders wrote short articles for the BCR’s winter edition of Illinois Valley Living, which is set to be published later this month. After their tour, the students rounded out their trip by eating lunch in Princeton and visiting the Lovejoy Homestead.
MANLIUS — The Manlius Village Board continues to work on solving a nuisance issue with outdoor wood burners.
SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Village Board reported Monday the village tax levy yielded $133,600 in operating income for the year ending Dec. 1. The total represents the largest share of the village’s operating income. The village’s tax levy is also at the maximum allowable by law.