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  • From seedlings to sales

    The students and staff of Bureau Valley High School (BVHS) held their annual plant sale on the morning of Saturday, April 30. The rainy weather last w ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • Public split on board decision

    WALNUT — Numerous Walnut village residents gathered at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Walnut Village Board to present views on a recent board ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • Filling the mailbox, filling the shelves

    PRINCETON — During the May 2 Princeton City Council meeting, letter carrier and food drive coordinator Scott Maschek announced the upcoming Letter Car ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • Teacher/coach arrested

    OTTAWA — A substitute teacher and volunteer baseball coach at LaSalle-Peru Township High School has been charged with two counts of aggravated crimina ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Learning the native language

    PRINCETON — Any student of the earth who was born at the dawn of the 21st Century or beyond has only known a world filled with technology. It is a par ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • IVCC Sci-Fest provides hands-on science thrills

    IVCC chemistry professor Matthew Johll and the students of the Chem Club held their annual Sci-Fest in the college gymnasium on Friday, April 29. Fami ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Bureau County’s final multiplier announced

    SPRINGFIELD — Bureau County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, director of the I ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • Update: Ramp closure postponed

    UPDATE: The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the Interstate 80 westbound ramp to Route 26 closure for Monday, May 9, has been postp ...
    May 6, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Methodists on the Move

    The Princeton First United Methodist Church spent the morning of Sunday, May 1, doing outreach project in the community. There were many groups doing ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Preparing for pollination

    Ellen Starr, a biologist with the local USDA office, works to prepare the pollinator garden near the Princeton Public Library for its third season. Th ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Starved Rock Country Community Foundation announces Eschbach Endowment Fund

    OTTAWA — Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach was recently honored in a very special way. Pamela Beckett, president of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundat ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • First Person (Brooke Schwartz)

    Town: Princeton. Family: Husband, Shawn; son, Brayden, 9. Occupation: X-ray technologist at SMH Ce ...
    May 4, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Auction Calendar

    May 7 – Lawn and garden consignment auction, lawn mowers, miscellaneous lawn equipment, nursery stock, tire equipment, miscellaneous items, 9 a.m., at ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Is 4-H for you?

    Some of the most valuable opportunities in education exist outside of the classroom. Relationships with family, teachers, mentors, coaches and volunte ...
    May 2, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Steering clear

    PRINCETON — Each year, high school juniors and seniors celebrate their school’s heritage and their dance floor flash by finding a suitable date and jo ...
    May 2, 2016 - 3:57 pm