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  • Streak stopper

    MANLIUS — All good streaks come to an end. Bureau Valley’s unbeaten run finally came to an end Saturday at the hands of Donovan Oliver and t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Hanson repeats in Masters

    PRINCETON — Cari Hanson has made it back-to-back atop the Princeton Masters Women’s Bowling Tournament.The defending champion repeated in th ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Milestone moment is bittersweet for Neuhalfen

    MANLIUS — Parker Neuhalfen was presented a basketball commemorating his 2,000th-career point in a Bureau Valley uniform Saturday night, and ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Camera club shows ‘Unlimited’ talent

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will welcome Princeton’s Photography Unlimited club during the month of February as they exhibit some o ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Fourth grade Character Counts winners

    Character Counts — Trustworthiness winners at Lincoln School included fourth graders (front row) Maddie Walters, Alexis Hinckley, Madison Do ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Third grade Character Counts winners

    Character Counts — Trustworthiness winners at Lincoln School included third graders (front row) Joshua Peterson, Lexi Henkins, Erah Goodale ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:07 pm
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  • Illinois shrinks while the nation grows

    Does it seem like there’s been fewer people when you’ve gone to the mall or eaten at a restaurant lately? It turns out, it’s not just your imagination ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Pancakes, sausage and more ...

    Bill Politsch (from left), Al Taylor and Chuck Hanson serve up some great eats at the St. Louis Catholic Church Knights of Columbus all-you-can-eat pa ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • On the radio at the Bureau County Jail

    PRINCETON — Construction began Monday to upgrade the radio room in the Bureau County Jail with a $150,000 grant.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Hundreds helped in 2014

    SPRING VALLEY — Members of the Hall Township Food Pantry Board recently sat down to review their 2014 statistics.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Hancks are Easter Seal ambassador family

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hanck Family of Spring Valley has been chosen to be the 2015 ambassador family for the Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau counties ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Caffarini appointed acting Bureau County State’s Attorney

    PRINCETON — According to an administrative order from Chief Judge H. Chris Ryan Jr. of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court, Geno J. Caffarini was appointe ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Bureau County Farm Bureau — Looking Forward to the Future

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau will celebrate its 100th annual meeting on Jan. 29.Throughout the past ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • How can you be energy efficient?

    DEPUE — DePue seventh-graders took a break from the usual classroom instruction last Thursday, and instead, heard an interesting presentation from an ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Who is your pick for the Super Bowl and why?

    "I believe the Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl because they are the better team."Hayden Wel ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • ‘The life machine’

    DEPUE — A Georgia native attended Wednesday evening’s DePue CAG (Citizens Advisory Group) meeting to introduce a tool he’s created that could help bri ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Streak stopper

    MANLIUS — All good streaks come to an end. Bureau Valley’s unbeaten run finally came to an end Satur ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Hanson repeats in Masters

    PRINCETON — Cari Hanson has made it back-to-back atop the Princeton Masters Women’s Bowling Tournament.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Keller, RCL edge Tigresses

    The Princeton Tigresses and Rockford Christian Life battled tooth and nail at Prouty Gym Saturday. RCL senior Linzy Keller proved to be a little too m ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Stealing the show

    ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • The end of the Streak

    MANLIUS - All good streaks come to an end. Bureau Valley’s unbeaten run finally came to and end Satu ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • The Streak is over

    MANLIUS - Kewanee defeated Bureau Valley 67-65 Friday at the Storm Cellar, ending the Storm's win streak at 20 to open the season.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Seniors lead Storm’s surge

    MANLIUS — Most teams would be over the moon with an 19-0 start. The Bureau Valley Storm aren’t most teams.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Boiler Girls ride quick start past Storm

    KEWANEE — After a quick 8-0 start by Kewanee, the Bureau Valley Storm couldn’t slow down the Boilers as they coasted to a 52-34 Three Rivers Athletic ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Tigresses hold off Lady Bruins

    PRINCETON — Thursday’s Bureau County girls basketball battle at Prouty Gym was a good one, right down to the very last shot.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Putnam County falls in TCC finals

    Peoria Christian charged past top-seeded Putnam County 61-40 to claim the 2015 Tri-County Conference Tournament championship Thursday night at Ottawa ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:56 pm
  • Ruth Park

    PERU — Ruth “Carol” (Hardy) Park, 95, of Peru passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Mendota.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Kathleen Allen-Dyer

    PRINCETON — Kathleen F. Allen-Dyer, 94, of Princeton died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Richard Bradley

    WYANET — Richard G. Bradley, 80, of Wyanet died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Long Term Care Center, Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Robert Colby

    PRINCETON — Robert “Bob” Atlee Colby, 67, of Princeton, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Pearl Heward

    SHERMAN — Pearl Heward, 93, of Sherman, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Villa Health Care in Sherman.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Noah Jordheim

    PUTNAM — Noah N. Jordheim, 20, of Putnam died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Thomas Burke

    PRINCETON — Thomas Burke, 78, of Princeton passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Howard Clark

    PRINCETON — Howard Lyle Clark, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Robert Bird

    LIVINGSTON, Texas — Robert Earl Taylor Bird, 99, of Livingston, Texas, formerly of Princeton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Liberty Village in ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Nicholas Panzica Jr.

    PRINCETON — Nicholas E. Panzica Jr., 83, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Putnam County sign thefts

    HENNEPIN — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the recent theft of stop signs, railroad signs and various other road s ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery Melissa A. McDaniel, 34, of LaMoille was charged with battery in the 300 block of West Saint ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license revokedKyle E. Simmons, 21, of Streator was charged with driving while license ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Ryan S. Johnson, 30, of Princeton lost control of his vehicle on ice and went into the dit ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Harold Parr, 61, of Princeton was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 180 near Route 6 at 8:25 p.m. Jan. 6.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Warrant arrestAndrew L. Martinez, 28, of DePue was charged with an in-state warrant and possession o ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Battery Christopher J. Smith, 45, of Ladd was charged with battery in the 1400 block of West Peru St ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Illinois State Police

    DU Dwayne J. Gembeck, 52, of Mendota was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, opera ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Duckworth sentenced to prison

    PRINCETON — A Wyanet man was sentenced to serve four and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after a plea agreement.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by Nicholas S. Epley, 40, of Flossmoor, Ill. struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    If you’re looking for something for which to be thankful, check out the weather situation in the Northeast. Whoa! Even though the snow is steadily fal ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • PPL ... wants you!

    The year 2014 was a great and busy one for the Princeton Public Library, but 2015 brings even more pressure to improve our services. One way of doing ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • What will the county board do?

    A large number of Greenville Township homeowners are concerned as to whether or not the Bureau County Board will enforce the existing county ordinance ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • ‘Dear Soldier’ ... thank you!

    Before I came to work at the Bureau County Republican, I worked as a trail guide at Fox River Resort in Norway. There I cared for their horses and led ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • The selfie

    I heard somewhere that 2014 was deemed, "The Year of the Selfie." For those who don't embrace technology, a "selfie" is a photo you take of yourself w ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    The warmer temperatures the past few days have been a wonderful reprieve, in the scope of winter weather. But I wouldn’t get used to it ... Mother Nat ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • An Alpine adventure

    I have not seen or heard any advertising to come to Princeton and see the Alps down the center of a major highway. Visitors usually flock to Princeton ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We survived the deep freeze! Yee-ha! Like most of you, I’m not fond of those brutal temperatures, but in the scope of things, it could always be worse ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Life lessons from the TV

    While watching television the other day with my kids, I wondered what kind of lessons they were picking up from their favorite shows. I thought back t ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Just when we thought we might have it licked ... it found us. Most of us woke up Sunday morning to a world, nicely tucked in with a soft blanket of sn ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Extension offers beekeeping webinar

    HENRY — University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam counties will again host the next in the series of the Four Seasons gardening webinars. Join ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Conservation cropping seminar Jan. 27

    SYCAMORE — University of Illinois Extension-Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit encourages producers, agribusinesses and others interested, along w ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Farm Bureau offers farm lease seminar

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will hold an informational seminar about farm leases and the continued changes within the agriculture indust ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • OSF Saint Luke offers pelvic floor therapy

    KEWANEE — OSF Saint Luke Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services Department has expanded the occupational therapy program to provide specialized ther ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Geronimo Energy announces winner

    Keith Bolin (left), project developer for Geronimo Energy, presents a Lego turbine package to Carolyn Meisenheimer of Walnut after a drawing on Dec. 1 ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Miss Michelle opens office

    PRINCETON — Miss Michelle, a psychic reader and spiritual advisor, recently opened her own office in Princeton at 1675 N. Main St., Princeton.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • IVCH commended for efforts to reduce elective deliveries

    PERU — Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s efforts to work with expectant mothers to reduce the number of early elective deliveries earned the hospit ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Jaggers, Lee retire from Perry Memorial Hospital

    Donna JaggersCompany: Perry Memorial Hospital.Number of years of service: About 33 years.Responsibil ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Open house Saturday at Walnut House

    WALNUT — Walnut House Gardens & Greens has announced it will host an open house Saturday, Jan. 24. The family-owned business will extend business hour ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Everyone is welcome at Ali’s Pantry

    GRANVILLE — On the north end of the business district in Granville sits a local landmark. Serving since 1997, Ali’s Pantry has been the go-to place in ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Camera club shows ‘Unlimited’ talent

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will welcome Princeton’s Photography Unlimited club during the month of February as they exhibit some of their me ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday today, Tuesday, to Steve Cook. From Cherryl and Arlyn Cook, and Elaine Snow. ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Rotary elects officers

    WALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut has announced its new officers.Dave Berry will be the 2016-17 pre ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:08 pm
  • Fourth grade Character Counts winners

    Character Counts — Trustworthiness winners at Lincoln School included fourth graders (front row) Maddie Walters, Alexis Hinckley, Madison Doran and Au ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Crossroads High School announces open house

    TISKILWA — Crossroads High School will host an open house for prospective students and their parents from 8:15 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Feb. 16. School will ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Allen Junior High School honor roll

    Allen Junior High School lists its honor roll students for the second nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Allen Junior High School honor roll

    Allen Junior High School lists its honor roll students for the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Third grade Character Counts winners

    Character Counts — Trustworthiness winners at Lincoln School included third graders (front row) Joshua Peterson, Lexi Henkins, Erah Goodale and Lauryn ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:07 pm
  • Clark elected to education board

    ST. CHARLES — Zach Clark, a 2010 Princeton High School graduate, was elected to the Council of Future Professionals in October at Illinois Association ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Stage 212 seeks submissions from directors

    LASALLE — Stage 212 in LaSalle is currently seeking submissions from directors for the 2016 season. The organization is seeking well-known, highly rec ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:33 pm

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