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  • What do you think?

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School Board wants your opinion.“I think the community needs to ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • SV refers sign ordinance to planning commission

    SPRING VALLEY — A sign ordinance regulating the new LED signs within the city of Spring Valley has yet to be adopted. However, the council on Monday r ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • BV School Board hires firm for a facilities study

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley School Board has hired Farnsworth Group of Peoria at a cost of $24,800 to conduct a district-wide facilities study.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Pumpkin Races heat up the track

    The Princeton Optimist’s annual pumpkin races provided good, clean family fun for participants Sunday in Princeton. As an entry fee, participants unde ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • More mysteries to ponder ...

    The Illinois Valley has many other mysteries — some lighthearted, some heartbreaking. Here's a few, from well-known recent cases to a bizarre mysterio ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Are there spirits lingering at the old Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery?

    SPRING VALLEY — Located among the twists and turns just outside of Spring Valley, the old Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery lays hidden among the trees lini ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Helping the hungry on the west side

    SHEFFIELD — Community help is needed as the Western Bureau County Food Pantry gears up for the coming holiday season.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Running for the Foundation

    LADD — Ladd teacher Dru Heggen loves to run; she also loves to teach and work with children. And now, Heggen has the opportunity to do both things at ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Crundwell gets more time to file brief on retirement funds

    DIXON — Former Comptroller Rita Crundwell, who is representing herself at the moment, has one more month to file a brief in her effort to keep the mon ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Safety: The best Halloween treat

    PRINCETON — “Everyone loves decorating their homes and wearing colorful costumes on Halloween, and we want them to enjoy it all,” said Lorraine Carli, ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Clippers hoping for Three Rivers magic in opener

    Amboy-LaMoille will have history on its side when it takes on Eastland-Pearl City in a Class 2A first-round playoff game on Saturday in Lanark.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Oregon 1A Cross Country Sectional

    When: Girls race — 10 a.m. Boys race — 11 a.m., Saturday. Where: Oregon Park West, Oregon. Local tea ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Lady Bruins take aim at regional title

    SPRING VALLEY — Dawn Williams and the Lady Bruins have talked about making changes this volleyball season. Turning and looking at the championship pla ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Storm’s path to finals no easy ride

    MANLIUS — The fourth-seeded Morrison Fillies knew they would have their hands full with the talented No. 1 seeded Bureau Valley Storm.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Playoffs 1)

    Class 2A: #6 Knoxville (6-3) at #5 Hall (7-2)Game time: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nesti Stadium.BCR insider: ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Lady Lions fall in regional semis

    The volleyball season came to a close for LaMoille/Ohio in the Washburn Class 1A Regional Tuesday. T ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Senior Spotlight — Alex Johnson

    Name: Alex Johnson. School: Bureau Valley High School. Date/place of birth: March 11, 1997, in Mendo ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • 2-Man Best Ball

    Fred Kimberly (left) and Jon Eden won the 2-Man Best Ball Match Play for the second year in a row at Wyaton Hills Golf Course.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Ryder Cup winners

    Tournament winners of this year's Ryder Cup at Wyaton Hills Golf Course were Bill Bangston (from left), Nancy Bland, Sue Garvin, Todd Chastain, Roger ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Storm teams pack it in fourth at regional

    ROCK FALLS — Bureau Valley qualified both of its boys’ and girls’ teams to sectionals from the Rock Falls 1A Regional Saturday, both placing fourth as ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Maribeth DeDecker

    MOLINE — Maribeth A. DeDecker, 58, of Moline passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa. She fought her ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Rosemary Clarke

    DEPUE — Rosemary Clarke, 92, of DePue died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Pleasant View Lutheran Home in Ottawa.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Glenda Rasmussen

    MANLIUS — Glenda Kay Rasmussen, 71, of Manlius died at 7:24 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Carl Hilblom

    ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — Carl B. Hilblom, 82, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday Oct. 13, 2014, at home with his family by his side after a short batt ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • James Rashid

    PRINCETON — James "Jim" Rashid, 74, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Cremation ha ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Genevieve Jedelsky

    PRINCETON — Genevieve D. Jedelsky, 83, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Colonial Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Princet ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Thomas Anderson

    SHEFFIELD — Thomas “Tommy” Anderson, 98, of Sheffield died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Colonial Hall in Princeton.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Kevin Eckberg

    DIXON — Kevin D. Eckberg, 47, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, Ill.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 8:05 am
  • Ivie Barton

    ROCK FALLS — Ivie O. Barton, 80, of Rock Falls died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:57 am
  • Thomas Anderson

    SHEFFIELD — Thomas "Tommy" Anderson, 98, of Sheffield died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Colonial Hall Nursing Home in Princeton.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Sharon E. Kuntz, 70, of Kewanee backed into a parked vehicle owned by the Malden School Di ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Assault Andres C. Tello, 25, of LaSalle was charged with assault, reckless driving, illegal transpo ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illegal consumptionNathan E. Pennell, 18, of Spring Valley was charged with illegal consumption of a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsJason L. Erdmier, 35, of Rock Falls and Charles W. Kuehl, 76, of Walnut were involved in a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Kelly J. Milnes, 44, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery, unlawful interference with reporting domestic violence, criminal damage to proper ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic batteryKevin L. Diamond, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in the 100 ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license suspendedChad A. Whittaker, 39, of Wyoming, Ill., was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Oc ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Possession of cannabisTwo 17-year-old Ladd boys were charged with possession of cannabis and possess ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Crashes Glenn Douglas Brown, 64, of Carlinville and Zachary Johnathon Ortega, 20, of Kewanee were in ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Bourey pleads guilty to child pornography

    PRINCETON — A LaSalle man has entered a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of child pornography.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Food Court

    Apples are so plentiful right now, that it’s a good time to come up with some great desserts or salads using up the bounty.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment. Following a surgical ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • On the ‘verge of victory’

    As a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Walnut, I would like to note that we are extremely close to making history by eliminating one of the world ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Abiding by a Code of Conduct

    I’d like to respond to the recent letter to the editor from Susan Sack. The Rock Island Clean Line is a power line that will deliver low-cost wind ene ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We were out tromping around Princeton’s City-County Park on Sunday taking some family photos, and I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful surrounding ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Election Letters to the Editor

    The last day the Bureau County Republican will publish Letters to the Editor regarding the Nov. 4 election or any candidate is Thursday, Oct. 30. No L ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • ‘Learn. Decide. Vote.’

    Autumn has always been my favorite season. The changing colors of the leaves, the snap in the morning air, the sound of combines harvesting the crops ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Vote for your passion

    What is your passion? Several youth in Colorado demonstrated because their passion was to have a say ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I love fall. The cool, crisp air ... the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet ... the smell of the season ... I could literally go on and on .. ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Fall-ing into memories

    My grandfather was a fairly stoic man. Of German decent, his heritage taught him strict work ethics, and he worked tirelessly throughout his entire li ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • FFSB announces promotions

    OTTAWA — First Federal Savings Bank of Ottawa recently announced the promotions of several employees.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Gallery on 34 is ready for customers

    PRINCETON — Gallery on 34, a resale shop, recently opened its doors at 110 N. Main St. in Princeton.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Nurse practitioner joins Perry Memorial Hospital

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital has announced the permanent addition of a new nurse practitioner.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Three weeks of wet conditions have left the ground saturated in parts of the state. Limited harvest of corn and soybeans occurred last week, however p ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:46 pm
  • Harvest time is here

    It’s harvest time on the family farm.Weaning time is here and the calves have been separated from th ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:44 pm
  • Singles in Agriculture holds dinner

    HARDING — The Illinois Chapter of Singles in Agriculture will hold its 22nd annual Thanksgiving harvest dinner and dance Nov. 2 at the Harding Communi ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:44 pm
  • Local FFA member selected to perform at National FFA Convention & Expo

    PRINCETON — Malena Wheeler, a member of the Princeton FFA chapter, will be on stage and in the spotlight from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 during the 2014 Nation ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:45 pm
  • Tiskilwa gets new gas station

    TISKILWA — Tiskilwa residents now have a gas station in town after an absence of one for three years.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Dr. Daniel hosts Chinese doctor

    PRINCETON — Dr. Elie Daniel, podiatrist at Perry Memorial Hospital, provided an observational fellowship opportunity for Dr. Xu Lin.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Power Purchase Agreement signed for wind energy

    MG2 Tribal Energy (“MG2”), a partnership between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians (Mesa Grande) and renewable energy company, Geronimo Energy, ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • ‘Inequality for All’ film showing and discussion set

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Peace and Justice Roundtable will sponsor a screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary, “Inequality for All,” at ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Little Pom/Cheerleading Camp set in Malden

    MALDEN — The Malden cheerleaders will host a “Little Pom/Cheerleading” camp titled “Frozen” from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Trick or treat for a cause

    PRINCETON — Princeton High School’s Thespian Troupe 1120 will participate in Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat. This is a national community service prog ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Community Notes

    Glow light giveawayPRINCETON — The Princeton Jaycees will hold a glow light necklace giveaway from 3 ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Emmerson to mark 90th birthday

    Norma Emmerson of Sheffield will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 6 with a family dinner. A card shower will be held in her honor.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Holy Trinity hosts dueling pianos

    CHERRY — Holy Trinity Cherry will host the Cool 2 Duel Dueling Piano event Nov. 21 at Holy Trinity Church Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show beg ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Waffle Bar Brunch on Sunday

    PRINCETON — An all-you-can-eat waffle bar brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Princeton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 20018 1950 ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Revival planned

    PRINCETON — The Princeton United Pentecostal Church revival will be today, Thursday through Sunday with the Rev. Ryan Wardwell preaching. Hours will b ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Seatonville hosts Ashley Cleveland

    SEATONVILLE — Ashley Cleveland, three-time Grammy and two-time Dove award winning singer/songwriter, will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Seatonville Cong ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Pie and coffee social hour

    CHERRY — The Cherry United Church of Christ and Holy Trinity Cherry will sponsor a pie and coffee social hour from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Che ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:19 pm

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