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  • IV Toastmasters to meet

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Toastmasters supports its members as they grow into proficient speakers and dynamic leaders. Visit their next meeting at 6: ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 6:21 pm
  • Ag Expo looks to next spring

    Bureau County farmers had a chance to prepare for next year’s crops while visiting the Ag Expo on Nov. 14 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. Presented ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish and who makes it?

    “My favorite Thanksgiving dishes are creamed corn made by my Grandma Carolyn and deviled eggs made by my dad.”
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Riding the rails ...

    PRINCETON — With virtual applications on every major platform, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said people are ticketing themselves now more than ever ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Off road 'train'-ing

    NEPONSET — On Oct. 5, Jon and Gail Pickering were aboard the Amtrak Vermonter with dozens of friends, touring the New England states to see the fall c ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • The gateway's greater aim

    PRINCETON — Mayor Joel Quiram said the Amtrak station in Princeton is a “gateway to the city.” Quir ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Princeton resident pushes for full-time ticket agent at train station

    PRINCETON — Would the city of Princeton benefit from a ticket salesman at the Amtrak depot? Thomas Sergeant sure thinks so.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Obedient to the offering

    SHEFFIELD — The Western Bureau County Food Pantry’s first priority is to offer a warm meal for its visitors, but according to Mary Lanham, the most im ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Shoots of opportunity through the soil

    PRINCETON — After searching the earth around, yet to be found are leaves wearing Lincoln’s features, or quarters budding from the bulbs of a branch. M ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • The hunter ... or the hunted

    PRINCETON — Jon Monier is an avid hunter, and he’s seen many unique animals in his travels through the Illinois wilderness ... but up until the aftern ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Research group studies Hennepin Canal

    ROCK FALLS – A University of Illinois research group is asking for local residents’ help in a project focused on the Hennepin Canal.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • FBI gang task force catches second suspect in Centrue Bank robbery

    PRINCETON — The second Centrue Bank robbery suspect was apprehended in Hammond, Ind., during the morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 13, according to a p ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Widmark cliffhanger to be resolved Dec. 12

    PRINCETON – A power failure about one hour into Wednesday night’s showing of a Richard Widmark film at the Princeton Public Library created an unsched ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • IVCH blood drive is Nov. 19

    PERU — Illinois Valley Community Hospital is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the IVCH Six ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • No reason to sing the blues

    PRINCETON — The choir at PHS has been recognized by the Grammy foundation as one of the nation’s top choral programs in public high schools. Each year ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 5:11 pm
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