Stephen Mazzarise loads up his car with his Black Friday purchases. Mazzarise was among the dozens of area shoppers hitting the stores early Friday for the Christmas holiday sales. Other shoppers got a jump start on their shopping on Thursday when some stores began their holiday sales on Thanksgiving Day. The National Retail Federation has projected retail sales to reach $602.1 billion during the last two months of this year, which is a slight increase from last year.
SPRING VALLEY — The Father John Powers Knights of Columbus Council of Spring Valley donated the proceeds from its annual Intellectual Disabilities Fund Drive (Tootsie Roll Drive) to four area schools on Nov. 26.
OHIO — Rick Wilkin, of the village of Ohio, has announced his candidacy to seek the Democratic nomination for the office of Bureau County treasurer.
Kim Frey (right), Princeton Chamber of Commerce director, presents a Small Business Saturday welcome mat to Eileen Wright, owner of Good Scents Ltd. in Princeton. Today is a national day set aside to honor small local businesses. To show their support, the Princeton Chamber of Commerce presented area businesses with the welcome mats.
LADD — The Ladd 125th Anniversary Committee has set up an economical way to help residents and friends recapture the scents of the holiday season.
PRINCETON — With the busy holiday traffic and the potential of dangerous winter weather, area law enforcement agencies are encouraging motorists to take extra precautions when it hitting the roads.
Angie Jones (left) and Pam Marsh (right), from the Bureau County Republican, and Frank Wolsfeld of ServiceMaster Restoration by DSI collect items Wednesday in the Sullivan’s Foods parking lot for tornado victims in Washington, Ill. Sullivan’s, along with the BCR and ServiceMaster, collected the items, which were then delivered on Friday.
PRINCETON — Steven W. Hufnagel, 29, of Princeton was arrested Tuesday by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (TRIDENT) and charged with the Class 2 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, heroin.
Justin Fundell took this photo of a tree emerging from a silo. The silo is located one mile east of Manlius on Country Road 2200 North.
PRINCETON — Bureau County candidates can now throw their hats into the race for the March 18, 2014, general primary election.
SPRING VALLEY — With a $9.5 million grant now in hand to rebuild the Spring Valley wastewater treatment plant, city officials are occupied with the initial steps to get the ball rolling on the project.
PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School Board has decided to keep the Reagan building open next year, but for a different use than its current housing of fourth- and fifth-grade students.
Tom the turkey celebrates Thanksgiving Day with a fresh look on life, for at least another year. Families and friends throughout Bureau County will gather together for their own Thanksgiving celebrations, which may or may not include Tom’s relatives. However celebrated, and with whom, Thanksgiving Day has been a traditional time for people to stop from the busyness of life and to reflect on their blessings.
PRINCETON — Here’s a morsel of information to be thankful for this season — the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner is slightly less than last year.
PRINCETON — The Princeton Dairy Queen, which has already closed for the season, will open its doors on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and will be selling all their surplus ice cream (cones, dishes, quarts, etc.) plus any boxed items that remain from the season. Owners Mark and Karen Townsend, along with manager Stephanie Townsend, said all of the money collected from the sale of these items will go to help the victims of the Washington tornado. Stephanie Townsend, who thought of the idea to help the tornado victims, said, “We look forward to folks stopping by to stock up their freezers for the winter, while helping the people from this devastated area.”