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  • Keeping track and field

    Bureau County is rich in track and field tradition and success dating back to DePue legend George Meagher in the early 1930s. Meagher, who w ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • A/W, Storm warm up nicely at Manlius

    MANLIUS — Mother Nature brought back another dose of wintry weather Monday stretching over into Tuesday. After much debate, Bureau Valley ch ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Revitalizing DePue

    DEPUE — DePue residents had the opportunity to attend an open house meeting at City Hall on Tuesday to view the first copy of the comprehens ...
    April 16, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • It's National Telecommunicators Week!

    This week's telecommunicators' meeting at the E-911 office in Princeton was the ideal time to photograph those individuals who answer your 9 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • First Person (Kathryn Krieger)

    City: Princeton; currently attending college in Holland, Mich. Where did you grow up: Princeton. Family: Parents, David and Kami; brother, M ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Elks name Teens of the Month for March

    Bureau County teens were honored March 21 at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. March representative ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:39 pm
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  • New controls are added in Dixon

    DIXON – In the two years since former Comptroller Rita Crundwell was arrested at City Hall, lots of changes have been made – and more are to come.
    April 16, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Moreno enters guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter

    PRINCETON — A Spring Valley man has pleaded guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of involuntary manslaughter.
    April 16, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Filling the Third Ward seat

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Mayor Walt Marini has announced his selection to fill the open Third Ward alderman seat on the council.
    April 16, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Revitalizing DePue

    DEPUE — DePue residents had the opportunity to attend an open house meeting at City Hall on Tuesday to view the first copy of the comprehensive plan c ...
    April 16, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • LaMoille community gets school update

    LAMOILLE — Recent accomplishments and future goals were on the agenda at Tuesday evening’s open house and town hall meeting for the LaMoille Community ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Helping the Easter bunny

    Princeton High School Student Council members Fran Bowman (left) and Ann Sims help with a Student Council outreach Tuesday afternoon to stuff hundreds ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Buda says OK to 5K

    BUDA — At Monday night’s meeting, the Buda Village board gave the go ahead for a Bureau Valley Paws 5K walk/run fundraiser through village streets on ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • City clerk’s office is closed Friday

    — In observance of Good Friday, the Spring Valley City Clerk’s office will be closed all day Friday. There will no be change in the garbage schedule. ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Wyanet looks at village upkeep

    WYANET– The upkeep of village property was discussed at length during the Wyanet Village Board meeting Wednesday evening. There are issues with the ce ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Farm Bureau plans St. Louis trip

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau and Tri-State Travel will travel to St. Louis for a four-day, three-night trip from July 20-23.
    April 16, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Keeping track and field

    Bureau County is rich in track and field tradition and success dating back to DePue legend George Meagher in the early 1930s.
    April 16, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • Bureau County All-Time Track and Field Records

    THE BOYS Shot put Adam Weidner (BV) 58-11 2012 Discus Greg Groat (Princeton) 189-1 1991 Long jump ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • A/W, Storm warm up nicely at Manlius

    MANLIUS — Mother Nature brought back another dose of wintry weather Monday stretching over into Tuesday. After much debate, Bureau Valley chose to run ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • New coach starts building process with Lady Lions softball

    LAMOILLE — First-year coach Angie Augspols is looking to building a strong softball program at LaMoille High School and the process starts now, she sa ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • LaMoille Lions aka the Rookies

    LAMOILLE — The LaMoille/Ohio Lions baseball team could have a new name this year. Call them the Rookies.
    April 16, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Princeton Tigresses girls varsity basketball

    Team members are (front row, from left) Michaela Strom, Ann Sims, Stephenny Farrell, Becca Frank and Megan Hendrickson; (middle row) Alison VanDenBusc ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Blaze 10U takes second

    The Bureau County Blaze 10U softball team went 3-1 to place second out of eight teams in the Pekin Avanti’s Dome March Shootout Tournament March 21-23 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Princeton Pheasants Forever

    The Princeton Pheasants Forever Chapter held its annual spring youth hunt on March 22. ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Princeton F/S girls basketball

    Members of the Princeton sophomore team are (front row, from left) Taylor Weatherington, Michaela Mall, Maddie Cain, Kira Harp, Julia Bauer and Saray ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Senior Spotlight — Lucas Bauer

    Name: Lucas Bauer. Nickname: “Caveman,” “Beethoven.” School: Princeton High School. Date/place of bi ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Elsie Merrill

    WALNUT — Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Althea Krapff

    OHIO, Ill. — Althea A. Krapff, 100, of Ohio, Ill., passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Elsie Merrill

    WALNUT — Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut Manor Nursing Home died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Walnut Manor.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:00 am
  • Althea Krapff

    OHIO, Ill. — Althea A. Krapff, 100, of Ohio, Ill., died on Monday, April 14, 2014. Services are pend ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • William Florschuetz

    SUBLETTE — William “Bill” Florschuetz, 96, of Sublette died Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Mendota Lutheran Home.
    April 14, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Lorraine Miller

    MAHOMET — Wanda Lorriane Miller, 70, of Mahomet died at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Gibson City Community Hospital.
    April 13, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Lelah Isaacson

    PRINCETON — Lelah W. Isaacson, 86, of Princeton passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. Visitation will ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Gaylord Cartwright

    CAMDEN, Tenn. — Gaylord "Hoss" R. Cartwright of Camden, Tenn., formerly of Princeton, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Lavonna Dekeyser

    PRINCETON — Lavonna I. Dekeyser, 50, of Princeton passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 10, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Jammie Hensley

    BETTENDORF, Iowa — Jammie Hensley, 45, of Bettendorf, Iowa, formerly of Walnut, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Bettendorf, Iowa.
    April 10, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsBeatrice B. Malembe, 34, of Beardstown was traveling at 10:09 p.m. April 5 on Route 29 ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Terry L. Maltas, 63, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 6 near Oak Street at 7:33 p.m. April 3.
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stopsFollowing a traffic stop, Jacob J. West, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with driving ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Thomas W. Fox, 62, of Princeton and Michael D. G ...
    April 14, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Croissant enters guilty plea

    PRINCETON — A Spring Valley woman has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of theft.
    April 7, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Michigan men plead guilty

    PRINCETON — Two Michigan men have pleaded guilty in Bureau County Court to felony drug charges.On Ma ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Lupo gets prison time

    PRINCETON — A Spring Valley teen has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of retail theft.
    April 7, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Burgess enters guilty plea to heroin felony

    PRINCETON — A Princeton man has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 f ...
    April 7, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stops Roseanna Ferrer, 24, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while license suspended ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Iowa residents arrested in I-80 stop, search

    The Illinois State Police were conducting routine patrols at 10:35 a.m. March 25 on Interstate 80 eastbound, Mile Post 66, when a vehicle was observed ...
    April 14, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    OK, I wasn’t too excited about the colder temperatures and snow on Monday, however, it would be difficult to beat the gorgeous weather we had on Satur ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time again to pull out that dusty old shoe box full of black and white memories, my friends. Here we are with another edition of “Headlines from ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, my backyard looks like a rabbit rodeo is going on — hopping, racing, jumping — the antics are fun to watch. Robins are frequently visiting the b ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • What could go wrong?

    As I watch the Obamacare saga unfold, it brings another revolutionary idea to mind. The time has com ...
    April 2, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Aaahhh ... The weather the past few days has been wonderful. The robins are visiting my birdbath on my deck, and I can see tulips beginning to make th ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Saving St. Thomas More

    To the editor,My husband, Mr. Carlo Olivero, is trying to inform people merged churches are churches ...
    March 28, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • At a loss for words

    As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face ...
    March 28, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • A Princeton legend: Richard Widmark

    In the late 1950s, Richard Widmark was into the heart of his movie career. He had a touch of gray to his hair, and on the silver screen, it even spark ...
    March 26, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Amia Boutique opens in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Christine Eimer has opened Amia Boutique inside Upscale Resale at 214 W. St. Paul St. in Spring Valley.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Princeton Electric wins national award

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Electric Department has received a national award for its reliability and customer service.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • A $2,700 donation for program at CGH

    A $2,700 contribution was recently received from Dixon County Market in support of the CGH Health Foundation Women’s Cancer Prevention Program. This i ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • IVCC receives GFOA award

    OGLESBY — For the 20th straight year, Illinois Valley Community College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Re ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Country Comfort expands to Elmwood

    Country Comfort Retirement Homes, established in Henry in 1993 by Sherry Pettett, a geriatric 
rehab nurse, will expand this summer to Elmwood, the th ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Attention: New virus affecting swine industry

    I would like to do something a little different than I have done in the past for this writing.I woul ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Illinois grain stocks

    Corn stocks in all positions on March 1 totaled 1.22 billion bushels, up 55 percent from March 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 550 million bushels, wh ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Gripp moves on in Creed competition

    GENESEO — Chase Gripp, a member of the Bureau Valley FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA, was selected as the District 1 FFA Creed Speaking ru ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • State hog and pig inventory at 4.35 million

    Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1 was 4.35 million head, down 6 percent from Dec. 1, 2013, and down 5 percent from last year. Breedin ...
    April 10, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Independent For Life services Bureau County

    PERU — Independent For Life, a home medical equipment company, has been serving the area for the last seven years.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • BPART announces adjustments to designated trip days

    PRINCETON — Starting May 1, trips outside the Bureau and Putnam County service area will be adjusted in order to increase efficiencies in the Bureau P ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • St. Bede Academy prepares for annual auction night fundraiser

    PERU — St. Bede Academy will hold its annual auction on April 26. Each year the Auction Gala raises money to help offset the cost of tuition for St. B ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Friday to Jeffrey Dean. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Area Easter egg hunts

    TiskilwaAll children in the Tiskilwa community between 2 years old and the third grade are invited t ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Surprise birthday party planned for Albee

    A surprise 85th birthday party for Inga Albee will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 406 E. Dover Road in Princeton. An e ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Community Notes

    Woodcrafters meetingPRINCETON — The Woodcrafters of Princeton will hold its monthly meeting at the B ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Elks name Teens of the Month for March

    Bureau County teens were honored March 21 at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. March representatives are (fro ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Elks name Teens of the Month for February

    Bureau County teens were honored Feb. 21 at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. February representatives are (f ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Gateway Services plans trivia night

    HENRY — Gateway Services will hold its trivia night on May 3 at the River Valley Bowl, on the corner of Route 29 and Route 18 in Henry. Doors will ope ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Neponset Grade School participates in National Anti-Bullying Day

    Neponset Grade Schools students show off their Stop Bullying shirts as part of a nationwide effort to speak out against bullying. On Feb. 27,  Neponse ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:31 pm

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