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  • Prophets Strike down Annawan

    OGLESBY — Last year, both Annawan and Prophetstown made it to the IHSA state girls basketball tournament, the Bravettes winning the 1A title ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • ‘Why Me’

    Former Walnut resident Sarah Burleton is visiting the Davenport, Iowa, Barnes and Noble at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, for a book signing of h ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Hometown Heroes

    Editor's note: In today's Bureau County Republican, we invite you to check out our second annual Hometown Heroes special section, filled wit ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • The Kramers will perform March 8 in Van Orin

    VAN ORIN — The Kramers, a family music group, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Van Orin Gospel Church.The group features Chris ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Starved Rock Lodge honored with two wedding awards

    UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge was chosen by real couples as a top wedding professional in The Knot Best of Weddings 2015. In addition, WeddingW ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Tigers bring the thunder against West Carroll

    FULTON — The No. 6 seeded West Carroll Thunder was completely outmatched in all facets during opening night regional play as the No. 3 Princ ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:58 pm
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  • B.E.S.T. at PES

    PRINCETON — Princeton Elementary School (PES) Board is now the administrative agent for the behavior disorder program, B.E.S.T.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Amtrak funding derailed

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed a significant cut to the Amtrak funding for Fiscal Year 2016. Sixteen million dollars could potentially be cut from the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Gordon remembered for his service to Wyanet

    WYANET — Longtime Wyanet Mayor John Gordon is being remembered this week for the devotion and dedication he gave to the village of Wyanet, as well as ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Bambino: Pelc is the ‘Sultan of Spelling’

    PRINCETON — In baseball, the famed Babe Ruth was nicknamed “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat.”In ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Dixon engineering firm, highway department honored

    DIXON — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois held its 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizing 57 Illinois firm ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Sheriffs’ Association awards scholarships

    The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announced it will award more than $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the state of Illinois to students wish ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Bureau Valley on hold with facilities study

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley School Board was expected to bring cost estimates of the scenarios it selected from a Farnsworth Group facilities study to its ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • ‘Why Me’

    Former Walnut resident Sarah Burleton is visiting the Davenport, Iowa, Barnes and Noble at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, for a book signing of her bestsel ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Ladd 125th celebration plans class reunions

    LADD — In conjunction with Ladd’s 125th anniversary celebrations, a Ladd Grade School reunion open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Ju ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Rodriguez sentenced to prison for heroin

    PRINCETON — A Putnam woman was sentenced to serve one and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Class 4 felony of unlawful ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Red Devils shut down Bruins, Olson

    PERU — Mike Kilmartin said the Hall Red Devils were going to be a scary sixth seed coming into the St. Bede 2A Regional. Those Red Devils have proved ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Tigers roar into regional finals

    FULTON – Heavy hearts and a red-hot opponent were not a good combination for the Newman boys basketball team on Wednesday night.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Wednesday regional update

    It will be a Princeton-Bureau Valley regional finals clash at Fulton. The Tigers, the No. 3 seed in ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • LaMoille/Ohio Boys Senior Night

    The senior boys and cheerleaders for the LaMoille/Ohio basketball team and their families were recently recognized at LaMoille High School for Senior ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • LaMoille/Ohio Girls Senior Night

    The senior girls for the LaMoille/Ohio basketball team and their families were recently recognized at LaMoille High School for Senior Night.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Princeton Girls Senior Night

    The senior girls for the Princeton basketball team for the 2014-15 season and their families were recently recognized for Senior Night.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Loftus tabbed Little 10 All-Conference

    Lexi Loftus of LaMoille/Ohio was one of 10 players named to the 2014-15 Little Ten girls all-conference team.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Prophets Strike down Annawan

    OGLESBY — Last year, both Annawan and Prophetstown made it to the IHSA state girls basketball tournament, the Bravettes winning the 1A title and the P ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Upsets abound at St. Bede

    The opening night of the St. Bede 2A boys regional was a night for upsets Monday, Feb. 23.The first ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • BV offers advanced ticket sales

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will be selling advanced tickets for Friday's regional championship game at Fulton in the BVHS office on Thursday, ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • John Gordon Jr.

    NAPERVILLE — John McKinley Gordon Jr., 86, a longtime resident of Wyanet, formerly Kewanee, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Meadowbrook Manor of ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Clyde Rosene

    PRINCETON — Clyde Rosene, 90, of Princeton died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Colonial Hall Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:08 am
  • Larry Patnoe

    PRINCETON — Larry Eugene Patnoe, 74, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 20, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Harry Barron

    SHEFFIELD — Harry W. Barron of Sheffield passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at his home. He was bo ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Mary Staples

    PRINCETON — Mary Louise Staples, 92, of Princeton passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Colonial Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pri ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Clyde Rosene

    PRINCETON — Clyde Rosene, 90, of Princeton died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Colonial Hall Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:52 am
  • Doris Ninmann

    NAPLES, Fla. — Doris C. Ninmann, 85, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Fox Lakes, Wis., passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Mary Blaisdell

    BRADFORD — Mary Dorothy Blaisdell, 87, of Bradford passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, surrounded by her family.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Gladys Minier

    BLOOMINGDALE — Gladys I. Minier, 91, formerly of Walnut and Sterling, died at the West Suburban Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomingdale on Tuesday, F ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Ruth Crossman

    PERU — Ruth G. Crossman, 98, formerly of LaMoille, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Manor Court of Peru.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal damage to propertyPaul C. Hayden, 32, of LaSalle was charged with criminal damage to proper ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery arrestsDaniel P. McAdams, 38, of LaSalle was charged with battery in the 200 block of East S ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Owens is sentenced on heroin felony

    PRINCETON — A Princeton woman has been sentenced to serve 10 weekends in the Bureau County Jail for the Class 2 felony, unlawful delivery of a control ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Louise Robich, 93, of Spring Valley and Shirley A. Eide, 67 ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illinois State PoliceAccidentA semi-trailer driven by Jesus J. Zigler, 35, of Summitt was involved i ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by Anthony S. Bickett, 26, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Bureau County SheriffAccidentsJohn M. Gray, 69, of Tiskilwa was involved in an accident at 4:05 p.m. ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Derrick Hughes, 43, of Chicago was charged with domestic battery in the 400 block o ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsS.J. LaPorte, 35, of Santa Barbara, Calif., struck the guardrail while traveling westbound ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftTanner M. Galetti, 23, of Malden and Dakota S. Luttrell, 19, of Tiskilwa were both charg ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    A group of us from the Bureau County Republican attended a trivia night, hosted by the Princeton Public Schools Foundation, on Saturday evening. I saw ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Chris Kyle Day ...

    In the state of Texas, Feb. 2 has been proclaimed Chris Kyle Day by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in honor of the American hero.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Hennepin plant’s health damage

    The Hennepin coal-fired power plant pollutes the skies, endangers your health and leaves the most vulnerable people holding the bag. Children, the eld ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Support Medicaid; invest in health

    As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois’ Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve ou ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • ‘Should we be concerned?’

    Today in Libya, 25 Coptic Christians were beheaded, and there is no response from President Obama. I ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Governor or dictator?

    Last week, Governor Rauner issued executive order 15-13. The order directs the Illinois Department of Central Management Services to immediately disre ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Today, Tuesday, is Fat Tuesday, and the BCR is celebrating with a potluck luncheon. The company springs for the main dish, and everyone brings a dish ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • During Richard Widmark’s time ...

    The Great Depression of 1929 was a worldwide depression that lasted for 10 years, starting in 1929, with “Black Thursday,” Oct. 24, 1929, when 12.9 mi ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Cut special education funding?

    The Illinois school funding bill, Senate Bill 1, recently introduced by state Sen. Andy Manar, would cut special education funding all across Illinois ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Gold Coats save the day

    This is to call attention to a wonderful group of ladies and me working as volunteers at Perry Memorial Hospital — the Gold Coats.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Starved Rock Lodge honored with two wedding awards

    UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge was chosen by real couples as a top wedding professional in The Knot Best of Weddings 2015. In addition, WeddingWire named  ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Three promoted at LaSalle State Bank

    LASALLE — LaSalle State Bank has announced three promotions, which were effective Jan. 1.Jeffrey D. ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Learn about bugs in the garden in Henry

    HENRY — The public is invited to attend an educational gardening program presented by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener, Melinda Stephe ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Get a head start on growing vegetables

    HENRY — The Marshall-Putnam University of Illinois Extension Office has a program that may be of interest to people who want to get a jump start on gr ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • What’s the market doing?

    If you are around people involved in agriculture, the question “What’s the market doing?” will eventually come up. While there may be variations – “Ho ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • 2015 Grain Production and Outlook Meeting

    OTTAWA — “How to grow 100 bushel per acre soybeans and darn good corn too” and “How to profitably market grain and livestock” will be the themes of th ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Meeting to discuss flooding and future resiliency

    OTTAWA — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG), will hold a public info ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Private pesticide applicators testing set

    PRINCETON — University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit will hold a Testing-Only Session for Private Pesticide Applicato ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • BV FFA members attend job interview

    Bureau Valley FFA sent two members to the Section 3 job interview CDE. Contestants were asked questions they could potentially be asked at an intervie ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Soil webinar Feb. 27

    University of Illinois Extension will hold a special soil fertility webinar program on Friday, Feb. 27, at IVCC in the new Peter Miller Community Tech ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • DePue High School honor roll

    DePue High School lists its honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Malden Grade School honor roll

    Malden Grade School lists its honor roll students for the second nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • DePue Junior High honor roll

    DePue Junior High School lists its honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • IAITC Container Garden Grant for schools

    University of Illinois Extension’s Marshall-Putnam Ag in the Classroom is encouraging classrooms to grow plants. To aid teachers with supplies for thi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • ‘Cotton Patch Gospel’

    OHIO — The First Lutheran Church of Ohio will present “Cotton Patch Gospel” at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8. It is a one-man show performed by Phillip Kaufm ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Church to celebrate Creation Science Day

    PRINCETON — Heritage Baptist Church of Princeton has set aside Sunday, March 1, to celebrate Creation Science Day featuring creation speaker Teno Grop ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Exhibit will feature photography from Selina Vance

    EUREKA — Photography that captures the low-lit, hidden world found in small-town nightlife by Eureka College senior Selina Vance of Princeton will be ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Community Notes

    Bingo nightPRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Second Sunday service

    SEATONVILLE — The Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent, will host an alternative worship gathering, Second Sunday, at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8 ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Pie and coffee

    CHERRY — The Templeton Band will perform at the monthly Cherry pie and coffee social hour from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Cherry Chur ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:23 pm

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