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  • Volunteering with a smile

    Andrea Doran and Dena Doran take time to help with the distribution of T-shirts during Saturday’s third annual Believe Foundation event, whi ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Items wanted for fair display

    The 159th Bureau County Fair in Princeton is seeking antique and unique items to display in the fair museum building, which will be open dur ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • PMH Auxiliary honors volunteer of the year

    Carla Beaber (right) receives a certificate from Donna Braida, Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteer of the year committee member, for ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • High winds delay, shorten DePue races

    DEPUE — The weather played a major factor during the 30th anniversary of the U.S. National Championship boat races Sunday at Lake DePue as h ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Tennis Open action

    Savanna Weitzel from Ottawa returns a shot during this weekend’s singles action of the Princeton Tennis Open. See Thursday’s paper for compl ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • And the band played on ...

    Mason Hunt (in back), last year’s drum major at Princeton High School, instructs PHS band members on their marching steps on the practice fi ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:22 pm
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  • Are you ready to Relay?

    SPRING VALLEY — It’s that time of year again, when a sea of purple T-shirts and the brave men, women and children who wear them proudly will congregat ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • A shake-down on winter salt

    PRINCETON — Bureau County will no doubt have to pay quite a bit more for its winter road salt supply this year.
    July 28, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Scams target college students

    PRINCETON — A scam alert has been issued targeting college students and their families.On Monday, Bu ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Getting ready for the show ring

    Destiny Ginter, 17, of Seatonville takes a few minutes before leading her horse into the show ring on Saturday during the Bureau County 4-H Fair. The ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Hoping to walk away with the crown

    Contestants for the 2014 Junior Miss Bureau County Fair Queen Contest are ready for the pageant this Sunday, which begins at 4 p.m. in the auditorium ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Pump-out grant headed to SV Boat Club

    SPRING VALLEY — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will build several inland pump-outs in coming months, which will include one at th ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Bureau County’s Master Farmers

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about Bureau County’s Master Farmers.PRINCETON — Bureau ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Farm Bureau announces meetings

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Farm Bureau will hold eight meetings across the state to help farmers better understand the proposed rule defining “waters of ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Volunteering with a smile

    Andrea Doran and Dena Doran take time to help with the distribution of T-shirts during Saturday’s third annual Believe Foundation event, which include ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Buda audit available

    BUDA — The village of Buda annual audit for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2013, is now available for review at the village office.
    July 28, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Tennis Open action

    Savanna Weitzel from Ottawa returns a shot during this weekend’s singles action of the Princeton Tennis Open. See Thursday’s paper for complete result ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • St. Matthew’s takes top seed into tournament

    PRINCETON — St. Matthew’s took the top seed into the Princeton Fastpitch Church League Tournament which got underway Monday night.
    July 28, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • High winds delay, shorten DePue races

    DEPUE — The weather played a major factor during the 30th anniversary of the U.S. National Championship boat races Sunday at Lake DePue as high winds ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Sweet Corn Festival has bags tourney

    MENDOTA — The very popular sport of “Bags” will be part of this year’s 67th Celebration of Corn in Mendota.
    July 28, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Princeton Fastpitch Church Scorecard of Champions

    Year Season Tournament/League champ1978 Covenant Not available1979 Covenant Not available19 ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • PC/Hall wrestling attends college pro seminars

    GRANVILLE — Putnam County/Hall head wrestling coach Jerry Kriewald never stops looking for ways to assist his young team in getting better over the su ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Boat races get started with some excitement

    DEPUE — It didn’t take long for some excitement at the start of the PRO National Boat Races at Lake DePue Friday.
    July 25, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Lake DePue boat races at a glance:

    Saturday: 7 to 7:45 a.m. — Registration for 5K Run at fire station. 8 a.m. — 5K race starts. 9 a.m. — Driver’s meeting at shelter. 10 to 11:30 a.m. — ...
    July 25, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • DePue Racer Profile: Brian Payn

    Hometown: Center Point, Iowa. Age: 39. Years in boat racing: 25. Who/what got you started in racing? ...
    July 25, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • IVWGI coming to Green River

    The 56th annual Illinois Valley Women’s Golf Invitational will be coming to Green River Country Club in Walnut on Sunday, Aug. 10.
    July 25, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Catherine Anderson

    PRINCETON — Catherine “Kay” Anderson, 88, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Colonial Hall Care Center in Princeton.
    July 29, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Keith Rohrer

    AVON — Keith E. Rohrer, 67, of Avon passed away at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
    July 25, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Roy Eigsti

    SHELBYVILLE — Roy Eugene Eigsti, 81, of Shelbyville passed away at 8:03 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
    July 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Arlyn Cady

    PROPHETSTOWN — Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home. He was born ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Thomas Morris

    MANLUS — Thomas L. Morris, 50, of Manlius died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Tiskilwa. Tom was born N ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Kaecho Saechao

    PRINCETON — Kaecho Saechao, 100, of rural Princeton passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heritage Manor of LaSalle.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Dr. Clem Mattson

    CHERRY — Dr. Clem Jacob Mattson, 77, of Cherry, formerly of Tomah, Wis., Passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Pe ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Geraldine Blitsch

    PRINCETON — Geraldine Ann Blitsch, 80, of Princeton died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heartland Health Care in Henry surrounded by her loved ones.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • Kaecho Saechoa

    PRINCETON — Kaecho Saechao, 100, of rural Princeton passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heritage Manor of LaSalle.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Richard 'Dick' Nelson

    PRINCETON — Richard L. "Dick" Nelson, 79, of Princeton died suddenly at home on Friday, July 18, 2014.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Peru man dies in motorcycle crash

    SPRING VALLEY — A 34-year-old Peru man has died after his motorcycle struck a roadway sign post on the Spring Valley curves.
    July 28, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Public intoxication Amanda R. Rynkewicz, 22, of Oglesby was charged with city ordinance violations ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Princeton Police

    City ordinance violation Nicholas S. Decker, 18, of Princeton was charged with a violation of a city ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Ruben Madrigal, 20, of DePue was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 7:31 a.m. July 1 ...
    July 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Improper lane usageA 17-year-old boy of Buda was charged with improper lane usage after the passenge ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Michael A. Quaka, 65, of Varna and Brianna J. Atki ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Princeton Police

    BatteryJazmine R. Delbridge, 18, of Princeton was charged with battery in the 500 block of Park Aven ...
    July 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Betty A. Stocking, 67, of Wyanet and Eliza ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestRichard L. Stone, 36, of Spring Valley was picked up at 7:40 p.m. July 20 at his home ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Jessica M. Case, 26, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance vio ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! We’ve sure had some lovely weather. I could deal with these temperatures for the rest of the summer! Warm days with a breeze — cool nights! Aaa ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Readin', writin' and CPR...

    On June 5 this year, Gov. Pat Quinn sent a law through that might have gone under the radar for most of us. I caught it, but it got shuffled to the ba ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • ‘Take an active role’

    Editor’s note: The following guest commentary exceeds the BCR’s 500-word limit for Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR will extend the same oppo ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Service line protection

    Recently, the Bureau County Republican published an article, “Buyer beware: Spring Valley asks residents to be cautious,” regarding mailings local res ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • ‘A big difference’

    Ken Schroeder’s July 15 commentary “In this case ...” contains an inaccuracy. He writes that “Hobby Lobby, a for-profit entity, objected to providing ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Treat them with honor and respect

    This is an open appeal to the Homestead Festival Parade committee. As Homestead Festival time looms ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It looks like most of the corn that was downed during the storm a few weeks ago has recovered well. I guess Mother Natures takes and gives ... Glad to ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Unbroken

    Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star and World War II hero who died in Los Angeles on July 2, traveled far and wide during his 97 years.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Heartland Health Care Center receives outstanding survey results

    HENRY — Heartland of Henry has again received outstanding state survey results and with this most recent survey, no deficiencies. The survey is conduc ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Ag summary

    There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 20. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.52 inches, 0.36 inches below normal. Averag ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • A day at the Illinois Junior Beef Association EDGE conference

    Who knew? I’m living in the millennial generation.Anyone born between early 1980s to the early 2000s ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Wallace’s art added to DeBrock Galleria

    GENESEO — Cartoonist Greg Wallace of Walnut has joined DeBrock Galleria in Geneseo.The multi-talente ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Leone opens juniper & mae

    PRINCETON — Mindy Leone has incorporated historical and modern items into her recently opened store called juniper & mae located at 930 N. Main St. in ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Dr. Perona attends golf tourney

    SPRING VALLEY – Dr. Paul Perona, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, recently offered advice to golf fans ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Salzman to speak at luncheon

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College and Starved Rock Startups are hosting a noon luncheon Th ...
    July 28, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • Taglia named Five Star Professional

    OTTAWA – Linda Taglia of 1st Farm Credit Services has been chosen as a Five Star Professional for 2014.
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Illini State Bank offers investment services

    OGLESBY — Illini State Bank introduces Illini Investment Services, a new division aimed at providing its customers and communities with the investment ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • MCH hosts food service course

    MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered at in Conference Room C at Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th S ...
    July 28, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • IVCC Adult Education offers free classes

    OGLESBY — The Adult Education program at Illinois Valley Community College is offering free General Educational Development (GED), Adult Basic Educati ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Stage 212 auditions for 'Rainmaker'

    LASALLE — Director Ellen Marincic has announced auditions for Stage 212’s 2014 fall production, “The Rainmaker.” N. Richard Nash’s heartwarming comedy ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Items wanted for fair display

    The 159th Bureau County Fair in Princeton is seeking antique and unique items to display in the fair museum building, which will be open during fair h ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Community Notes

    Luncheon OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at IVCC will host Jill Salzman, a ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • PMH Auxiliary honors volunteer of the year

    Carla Beaber (right) receives a certificate from Donna Braida, Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteer of the year committee member, for being cho ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Senior Showcase to be held Aug. 5 in Sterling

    STERLING — Sauk Valley Media will present the 2014 Senior Showcase on Aug. 5. The event will be held at Northland Mall in Sterling and is the premier ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • John F. Kennedy announces fourth quarter honor roll

    Fourth Quarter 2013-2014 High Honor Roll Eighth grade: Daphane Ahrens, Lauren Bulak, Kaelyn Condon, ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • Logan Junior High School supply lists now online

    PRINCETON — Logan Junior High School parents can check out their children’s school supply lists online. All of the school’s supply lists are now poste ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Fair entry deadlines announced

    PRINCETON — Entry forms for Fine Arts Departments are due at the fair office on Aug. 4 and all other departments at the 159th Bureau County Fair are d ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Stanmar Scholarship winner announced

    SPRING VALLEY — Samantha George of LaSalle has been named the recipient of this year’s $1,000 Dr. Margaret Stanmar Scholarship, chosen by the St. Marg ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 pm

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