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  • Beating the heat at the pool

    Area pools have opened, and from the upcoming forecast, the timing is perfect. Hot, sultry days are forecast for the next few days, and no doubt, area ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Gambling with Mother Nature

    The consensus on the crops in Central Illinois this year? The sunshine is always welcome, but a little rain never hurt a single kernel.
    June 10, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • A portrait of persistence

    PRINCETON — Raised on a farm outside of Princeton, artist B.J. Wagner has loved art since she was a child. A student of artist Mary Win Norris for fou ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Workcamp coming to Princeton June 19-25

    PRINCETON — The week of June 19-25, approximately 250 teenage and adult volunteers from around the country will converge on Princeton and Bureau Count ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Drawing on a fun time at Buffalo Days

    The annual Buffalo Days kicked off its celebration Thursday, June 9. Event-goers were encouraged to paint a sidewalk square which will be displayed th ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Extension offers free pressure canning check

    Enjoy the freshness of produce all year long when you preserve your food. One popular method of food preservation is pressure canning. For safe pressu ...
    June 10, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Area health departments will participate in statewide emergency exercise

    Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Departments, joined by area law enforcement agencies, emergency management agencies, the Bureau-Putnam and M ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Madigan warns Illinois charities of donation scam

    CHICAGO — Attorney General Lisa Madigan alerted Illinois charities to a sophisticated email scam offering organizations large and unsolicited donation ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Tony Bonnell Memorial Golf Outing on June 18

    MENDOTA — The 14th annual Tony Bonnell Memorial Golf Outing will be Saturday, June 18, at the Mendota Golf Club. The event is sponsored by “Team Thriv ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Progress before payment

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley City Council discussed the details of a facade grant application on Monday, June 6, as they were concerned with prov ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • New fire engine headed to Princeton

    PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council meeting on Monday, June 6, began with a resident of Bailey Court, just off of Backbone Road, discussing the amo ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • Catching up to her dreams

    Life is all about writing your own song. You start each day with different ideas — scratching a few as you go, and capitalizing on others. You pluck t ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Sounds of summer

    The Princeton Community Band gave its first performance of the summer on Sunday evening in Soldiers and Sailors Park. A large crowd brought their lawn ...
    June 9, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Princeton Park District looks at 2016-17 budget

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Park District gave tentative approval of the district’s 2016-17 budget and appropriation ordinance during its Monday, June 6 ...
    June 9, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Buffalo Days roams into LaMoille

    LAMOILLE — “Oh, give me a home ... Where the buffalo roam ...” and you would find yourself in LaMoille.
    June 9, 2016 - 11:17 am