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  • The meaning of freedom

    WYANET — When you’re a veteran of the military or a member of a military family, you understand loyalty to your country and your community. For Marily ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Connecting the circle

    PRINCETON — A key player can gain recognition, accolades and accomplishments through the distribution of their efforts, but if they forge forward alon ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Homestead Festival kick-off

    PRINCETON — The 45th annual Homestead Festival will kick off with the lawn event fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Owen Lovejoy Ho ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Princeton Farmers' Market to enhance space with mural

    PRINCETON — The weekend of May 21 will find Liana Hall and her students of the Princeton Arts Academy donating their time and talents to create a mura ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Gateway Superhero Showdown is June 25

    PRINCETON — Calling all Superheroes.Gateway Service’s third annual 5K Superhero Showdown is approach ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Centrue Bank, Sullivan’s Foods team up

    On May 6, Centrue Bank and Sullivan’s Foods held a cookout to help raise money to buy equipment for the Special Response Team. The two local entities ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Ladd woman arrested for heroin delivery

    LADD — The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (TRIDENT) arrested Cynthia L. Waltz, 23, of Ladd at 10 a.m. May 5 on a Bureau County arrest warr ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • Sheriff issues release on IRS scam

    Bureau County Sheriff Jim Reed released investigators are still receiving numerous complaints in reference to the IRS scam. The thieves call taxpayers ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • 39-year-old man dies in Sheffield crash

    SHEFFIELD — A 39-year-old male was involved in a fatal single-vehicle accident at approximately 1:46 a.m. May 11 at 410 W. Railroad in Sheffield.
    May 13, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • IVCC honors employees at annual reception

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College recently held its 20th annual recognition awards event at Grand Bear Lodge in Utica.
    May 23, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Delivering more than just the mail

    It’s no secret there are people in Bureau County who are hungry — children who go to bed hungry and adults who give the food they have to those same c ...
    May 11, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • Wasting no time or money

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley aldermen explained the details of recent discussions about the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) during its city cou ...
    May 11, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • Looking at the future in Dalzell

    DALZELL — The key to keeping the doors open for Dalzell Grade School is maintaining operating funds while providing the services for a quality educati ...
    May 11, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • The one that got away ... hopefully

    Thursday, May 12, is the final day for turkey season in the northern part of Illinois. While this Tom opted to stay out of sight — at least until Than ...
    May 11, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Rally for the Ranch

    PRINCETON — About five years back, Frankie Wolsfeld found some baby bunnies in his backyard. He came to the conclusion the babies had lost their mothe ...
    May 11, 2016 - 4:41 pm