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  • Having a soccer fest for Kurt

    PRINCETON — The Second Annual Kurt Garvin Memorial Tournament, or KurtFest, was held as a celebration of life for a cherished member of the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • PCA Eagle Run twice as fun, far

    The Eagle Run, a Princeton Christian Academy event, added a new twist this year with the addition of a 10K.The 10K run was won by Dan Kasper ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Festival 56 performances continues

    Mitch Voss (center), as Mark Antony in the Festival 56 production of “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.” Performances are Wednesdays and Sundays ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Bureau Valley North holds awards assembly

    WALNUT — Bureau Valley North held its awards assembly and announced year end awards.Twelve Scrolls award — Abbey Johnson, Elijah Lind, Zoe S ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Annual youth awards banquet held

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks Lodge sponsored its 13th annual youth awards banquet on May 7 in conjunction with Elks National Youth Week to ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • What a difference a couple of years make

    For the past few years, the water level at Lake DePue was down, as area residents tried to do what they could to make sure the lake had enou ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:45 pm
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  • 'Hey, watch this ...'

    PRINCETON – Summer is here, and the Fourth of July is the crowning jewel of the season, summer's peak. It's a holiday that seemingly everyone particip ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Why is it important to commemorate our nation’s birth on July 4?

    "It's important to remember our heritage and to remember what our country stands for. We need to pass this on to the younger generation."
    June 29, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Local reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision

    Same-sex marriages in Illinois have been legally recognized since former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law on Nov. 20, 2013. That law took effect o ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • Food service class offered

    MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered at Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Conference Room C, M ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • Supreme Court OKs same-sex marriage

    On Friday, June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the United States. The decision came after de ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • Princeton alters garbage pick-up

    PRINCETON — Due to the upcoming Independence Day holiday, Friday, July 3, garbage and recycling routes will be picked up Monday, July 6. Residents are ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • Out and About

    Bureau County Republican photographers were out in force over the weekend at area events including the Wizards and Wonder Fair at the Princeton Public ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Who let the dogs out?

    Mekhi Johnson races a dog, Dorito, and wins at the second annual Outdoors Expo in Spring Valley Saturday, June 27. The event featured entertainment, a ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • PES looks at $$$, staffing

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School (PES) Board met Thursday, June 25, to discuss their current financial situation and staff changes for the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • IVADA holds meeting in Peru

    PERU — Illinois Valley Activity Director’s Association held a meeting at Liberty Restaurant in Peru on June 8. President Jackie Latsch, LaSalle County ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • PCA Eagle Run twice as fun, far

    The Eagle Run, a Princeton Christian Academy event, added a new twist this year with the addition of a 10K.
    June 29, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • TRAC sends invites to six schools

    The Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) is like the high school boy looking for a new prom date.
    June 29, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Having a soccer fest for Kurt

    PRINCETON — The Second Annual Kurt Garvin Memorial Tournament, or KurtFest, was held as a celebration of life for a cherished member of the community ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Pitching In

    Caleb Alter shows his throwing form to PHS pitching Wick Warren in this week’s Prince-ton Tiger Baseball Camp at Prather Field.
    June 26, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Sports shorts

    Logan girls campPRINCETON — Logan Junior High School will hold a girls basketball camp for girls ent ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • 2015 BCR Boys Track and Field Honor Roll

    Al Baldonado (Hall, sr.) - The Red Devils distance ace capped his career with his first state track medal, placing fourth in the 1600 meters (4:27.6). ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • 2015 BCR Boys Track and Field Honor Roll stats

    Here’s a look at the top area boys and their performances that have been reported to the BCR, shown with the state qualifying standards for Class 1A a ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Daring and versatile

    There are two words used to describe Drew Pranka when it comes to track and field — he’s daring and versatile.
    June 26, 2015 - 5:09 pm
  • Friends of Strays participates in Birdies for Charity

    Friends of Strays No Kill Animal Shelter in Princeton is once again participating in the Birdies for Charity fundraiser through the John Deere Classic ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Ohlson adds girls hoops post at PHS

    Jeff Ohlson has added a new responsibility to his new job at Princeton High School.The newly hired a ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Judy Sidebottom

    TOLUCA — Judy E. Sidebottom, 62, of Toluca, formerly of Walnut, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at Richard L. Owens Hospice in Peoria.
    June 29, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Vera Treibachs

    MORTON — Vera A. Treibachs, 95, of Morton, formerly of Bloomington and Princeton, passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Apostolic Christi ...
    June 29, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Ted Anderson

    ALBANY, Ga. — Ted W. Anderson, 78, passed away at  Columbus, Ga., Mid Town Medical Center after an extended illness.
    June 29, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Laura Bopes

    PRINCETON — Laura Lee Bopes, 48, of Princeton passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, in her home. She wa ...
    June 29, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Johnny Craig

    CHARLESTON, Mo. — Johnny I. Craig, 59, of Charleston, Mo., formerly of the Princeton area, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
    June 29, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Glenn Pearson

    MALDEN — Glenn Joseph Pearson, 84, of Malden died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the St. Paul Medical Center OSF in Mendota.
    June 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Elmer Eigsti

    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Elmer Herman Eigsti, 86, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Clearwater Hospice.
    June 23, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Corky Jensen

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Gordon “Corky” Jensen, 83, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hos ...
    June 22, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Jeffrey 'Haney' Madsen

    SHEFFIELD — Jeffrey W. "Haney" Madsen, 53, of Sheffield passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    June 22, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Robert McKay

    SHEFFIELD — Robert McKay, 91, of Sheffield passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Walnut Manor in Walnut.
    June 22, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • Illinois State Police

    Tricia A. Turner, 24, of East Dubuque, Ill., was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 80 eastbound at Mile Marker 86 at 2:52 a.m. Ju ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal dumping Joel Negron, 29, of Spring Valley was charged with illegal dumping at the recycling ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Annette M. Cook. 35, of Princeton was charged with two counts of domestic battery i ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license suspendedDarnell Murphy, 21, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was charged with driving w ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsBryce D. Walters, 21, of Tampico drove off the roadway at 10:30 a.m. June 14 on 3000 North ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Derek M. Kuhn, 29, of Wyanet was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper l ...
    June 22, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Failure to register as a sex offenderDaniel E. Kuhnert, 30, of Dover was charged for failing to regi ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Violation of bail bondJohn P. Fundell, 23, of Princeton was charged with violation of bail bond in t ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Nicholas S. Decker, 19, of Spring Valley ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery John P. Fundell, 23, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the 300 bloc ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • The church’s place in domestic violence

    Is religious faith a help or hindrance to women who are victims of family violence? How should a faith community, or church, respond to this issue?  
    June 29, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • Advertising tax proposal is a bad idea

    Debt-plagued Illinois is desperate for new revenue.One proposal being considered by the administrati ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! It was another busy weekend in Bureau County. I hope you had the opportunity to attend some of the events. As always, the rest of the summer prom ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • A heartfelt bulletin

    It’s difficult to believe we moved into our Sheffield home 18 years ago. It boggles my mind when I think about it. 18 years! Wow! In many respects, it ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • ‘He’s got Bette Davis eyes’

    When it comes to siblings, I have a sister and two brothers. Maybe. I feel required to explain that statement.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Toughing it out

    A few weeks ago I wrote about my attempt to begin running after having spent decades avoiding that very sport whenever I could. I'm happy to say I did ...
    June 29, 2015 - 7:53 am
  • Condolences to the Bidens; join the fight vs. cancer

    Cancer has claimed the life of Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau. We offer our condolences to the Biden family. We encourage area residents to figh ...
    June 24, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Funding crisis continues for Soil and Water Conservation Districts

    Nearly $7.5 million Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) funding for Fiscal Year 2016 has been named in the governor’s latest budget cuts and w ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Attention Bureau Valley residents: ‘Speak up’

    There were a group of several friends. All of them hosted barbecues and game nights at their homes. They were all about to make their final mortgage p ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • A river runs through it

    I need your help in changing a city practice of pumping the sewer water from the Beech Street sewer manhole into the Bird Haven Subdivision every time ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • AgVenture PureLine announces summer interns

    KENTLAND, Ind. — AgVenture PureLine of Princeton has welcomed Brett Meador and Jordyn Minnaert as summer interns.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • St. Margaret’s physical therapist earns degree

    PERU — St. Margaret’s Center for Physical Rehab employee Tim Collins recently earned his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) from Andrews Un ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Farm Bureau plans Nauvoo trip

    The Bureau and Stark County Farm Bureaus will travel to Nauvoo on Thursday, July 30.Activities inclu ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Farm Bureau offers Washington, D.C., trip

    The Farm Bureau will partner with TriState Travel for a spring trip to Washington, D.C., March 30 to April 5. Anyone interested in learning more about ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Legislators in the barnyard

    Some countries don’t like the way U.S. farmers operate. For example, both the European Union and China ban a variety of genetically modified crops gro ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • BV FFA attends state convention

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley FFA traveled to Springfield June 9-11 to attend the 87th Illinois FFA State Convention. The chapter took 14 students and t ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Extension plans careers in ag program

    The University of Illinois Extension is offering a careers in ag youth education program for 4-H members in Grades 6-8. This program, which will be ta ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Princeton pursuing dilapidated homes

    PRINCETON — Two dilapidated houses in Princeton have been recently demolished, and city personnel are pursuing the demolition of two more vacant singl ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • IMA awards $25,000 in scholarship funds to IVCC

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) Education Foundation recently awarded Illinois Valley Community College $25,000 in scholarship ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • One Step Closer

    HENRY — After illness or surgery, millions of patients require rehabilitation between hospital and home. In 2014, HCR ManorCare centers (parent compan ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Ladd Auxiliary holds closing dinner

    LADD — The Ladd American Legion Auxiliary held its closing dinner with 21 members in attendance. The group enjoyed a dinner and each member received a ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Annual youth awards banquet held

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks Lodge sponsored its 13th annual youth awards banquet on May 7 in conjunction with Elks National Youth Week to recognize ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Festival 56 performances continues

    Mitch Voss (center), as Mark Antony in the Festival 56 production of “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.” Performances are Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Community Notes

    Pet expo/craft showKEWANEE — Friends of Kewanee Animal Shelter will host a pet expo/craft show at th ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Logan Junior High School announces fourth nine weeks honor roll

    High Honor Roll * Denotes all A’s Eighth grade: Allison Blocki, Alexanderia Borys*, Austyn Briddick, ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • NIU announces graduates

    DEKALB — Northern Illinois University has announced its 2015 spring graduates. Local students who graduate are: Kyle Jackson of Princeton with a bache ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Bureau Valley North holds awards assembly

    WALNUT — Bureau Valley North held its awards assembly and announced year end awards.Twelve Scrolls a ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Knisley graduates from The Citadel

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Alexander Knisley of Princeton graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina on May 9. He received a bachelor ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Carlsons will celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Billie Carlson of rural Princeton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.Billie ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Walnut Rotary raising ShelterBox funds

    WALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut, in furtherance of Rotary International’s partnership with ShelterBox, will offer the public a first-hand look at t ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:58 pm

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