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  • Giovanine’s Vikings make surprising run to D3 finals

    The Augustana Vikings weren’t supposed to be this good this soon or go this far again this year.They ...
    March 24, 2017 - 3:38 pm
  • BV’s Catton Going Down Under to run this summer

    Austin Catton is going to be doing some of his off-season running Down Under this summer.The Bureau ...
    March 17, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Taking a look at the good in sports

    More often, ego-driven pro athletes, rowdy fans and pushy parents draw the attention in the world of sports and the games we love to play and watch.
    March 10, 2017 - 1:03 pm
  • Reflecting on Bob Stevens’ many contributions to Whitetails Unlimited

    Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Illinois Valley Chapter Banquet on Friday, March 17, at Wise Guys Bar and Grill, 2205 N. Main in Princeton. Thi ...
    March 7, 2017 - 2:42 pm
  • Delivering the news through rain, hail and tornado warnings

    I know mailmen live by the creed of delivering the mail in rain or shine, snow or sleet. I think we at the BCR may top them.
    March 3, 2017 - 2:29 pm
  • 1992 Sweet 16 Tigers driven by coach, unselfish play

    It was a long 37 years.There were 10 regional championship game defeats.There was the disappointing ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 3:28 pm
  • LaMoille/Ohio’s Mason is a basketball lifer

    John Mason is what you call a lifer. He’s been coaching basketball for 53 years now, back in Bureau ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • Making a case to make IHSA regionals great again

    With all the power invested in me, a highly-paid (you may laugh) and experienced (old) sports editor, I’m going to make IHSA regionals great again.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 4:24 pm
  • To sub-sectional or not, that is the question

    I know what you’re thinking. Why are the Hall girls driving 105 miles to play at Momence, when a regional is just right across the river at Putnam Cou ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • NWT banquet a great success

    I attended the annual National Wild Turkey Banquet a week ago and was really impressed with all the items available for participants to win. It was an ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 4:18 pm
  • Daughter hoops best in Loftus family

    Move over Jeremy Loftus, you have some company in the family scorebook.Jeremy Loftus scored 1,117 po ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 4:09 pm
  • State champ Barnes catches a bad break at SIU-E

    When we last saw John Barnes on the wrestling mats, he had his arm raised as an undefeated state champion, the first in school history for St. Bede Ac ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:24 pm
  • Ochuba learning American culture, basketball at St. Bede

    Naomi Ochuba had never played basketball in her native Nigeria. When she moved to America with her mother, Julie, in July 2014 she thought she’d give ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:30 pm
  • Bureau Creek Gobblers banquet set Jan. 20

    As we start the new year, it is time to get out and support the wildlife organizations that function in our area helping certain wildlife survive the ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • PCS makes its pitch for the J.A. Happ Gymnasium

    J.A. Happ attended Peru Catholic School (PCS) from preschool through eighth grade, graduating in 1997. He honed his basketball skills in the PCS gym t ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 3:08 pm