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  • Taxing bodies working together

    PRINCETON — The all taxing body meeting held at the Ye Olde Underground Inn on Nov. 6 was a great success, according to Princeton City Manager Jeff Cl ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Park district closes skate park

    PRINCETON — Issues related to deteriorating equipment have forced the Princeton Park District to clo ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • SVE looks at behavior disorder program

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Elementary School Board on Wednesday talked more about the potential idea of taking over Ohio School District’s beha ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Twins turning 90 on Monday

    TISKILWA — The Hanson twins, Geraldine and Genevieve, both of Tiskilwa will be celebrating their 90th birthday on Monday, Nov. 24.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • PHS Tech Club nabs fourth place in nationals

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Tech Club brought home a fourth place out of 213 national teams and a merit award for innovation this past weeke ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Princeton Thanksgiving garbage pickup delayed

    PRINCETON — The city of Princeton’s Street Department has informed the public garbage and recycling routes will not run on Thursday, Nov. 27 or Friday ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Ladd announces holiday changes

    LADD — The Ladd Village Clerk’s Office will be closed on Nov. 27-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Hall: Early warning!

    SPRING VALLEY — Superintendent Mike Struna reviewed last month’s audit this week at the Hall High School Board meeting on Wednesday.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Retirement celebration for John Thompson

    PRINCETON — The public is invited to a retirement celebration for Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Bureau Cou ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Mendota man killed in accident

    A Mendota man was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 39 in the early morning hours on Wednesday.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Storm tops Stark County; Lady Lions notch first win

    PRINCETON — Bureau Valley and La Moille-Ohio came away with victories while the host Tigers were felled by Putnam County 51-21 at the Princeton Holida ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Tigers looking for some get up and go

    PRINCETON — Heading into the season, Princeton coach Jesse Brandt emphasized the importance of locking down opponents on defense to create opportuniti ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Area players earn TRAC honors

    Area players have been selected to the 2014 Three Rivers All-Conference football teams. Unanimous se ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:05 pm
  • Volleyball

    At Phoenix: The Sauk Valley Skyhawks volleyball team lost its first-round match at the NJCAA Division II National Championships on Thursday morning ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Lady Devils post first win

    The Hall Lady Devils won their first game of the season Wednesday, defeating Pecatonica 42-25 at the Oregon Tip-Off Tournament. Emily Hoscheid had nin ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Giants will be little

    DEPUE — The Little Giants of DePue will definitely live up to that name as they dress only one player with varsity experience from last year.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • 2014 All-BCR Soccer Honor Roll

    Here is a look at the top area players on the soccer pitch for the 2014 soccer season:Zac Burrows, P ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Donner named to Coaches Hall of Fame

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School coach Dale Donner has been recognized by his peers for contributions to the sports of track and cross country.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • For starters, Storm, Tigresses open with wins

    PRINCETON — The 2014-15 girls basketball season kicked off for area squads at the Princeton Holiday Tournament Monday night at Prouty Gymnasium.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Better than ever

    SPRING VALLEY — Al Baldonado is jokingly known as Al Burrito around Hall High School — thanks to a substitute teacher’s misunderstanding of his last n ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Bradford Mathison

    BIRNAMWOOD, Wis. — Bradford L. Mathison, 58, of Birnamwood, Wis., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Dorothy Webber

    PRINCETON — Dorothy Webber, 87, of Princeton passed away at Nov. 21, 2014, in Peoria. Services will ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Seth Hawkins

    MENDOTA — Seth J. Hawkins, 87, of Mendota passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Rita Wright

    PUTNAM — Rita Joan Wright, 80, of Putnam died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Donna Gillette

    ROCKFORD — Mary Donna Gillette, 68, daughter of the late Russell and Carolyn (Olson) Stroud of Buda, won her battle with cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • LaVerne Hardesty Jr.

    MOLINE — LaVerne N. Hardesty Jr., 57, of Moline died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Moline. Graveside se ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Linda Johnson

    BLOOMINGTON — Linda Sue Johnson, 65, of Bloomington passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at her residence.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Harold Manning

    PRINCETON — Harold E. Manning, 92, of Princeton passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Eleanor Gealow

    PRINCETON — Eleanor Gene Gealow, 88, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Raymond Johnson

    PRINCETON — Raymond W. Johnson, 72, of Princeton passed away at 4:36 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:21 am
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftDarius Trevon Cunningham, 20, of Schaumburg and Marie A. Barth, 22, of Warrenville were ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accident A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Julian A. Molina, 21, of LaSalle and Ryan C. Diaz, ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Joshua J. Stanfield, 30, homeless was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1000 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic battery Corey J. Marroquin, 37, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery, violat ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Illinois State Police report for October

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police District 17 announced during the month of October, troopers handled 1,454 calls for service and assistance.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    DUIBrady K. Nordstrom, 25, of Tiskilwa was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and i ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Bookwalter sentenced to prison

    PRINCETON — A Princeton man has entered a plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 1 felony of residential burglary and the Class 4 felony o ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Criminal trespass Hector R. Santiago, 28, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespass to residen ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftTwo 16-year-old Princeton boys and a 15-year-old Spring Valley boy were charged with ret ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Charles E. Akin, 71, of Morris was charged with driving under the influence on U.S. Route 6 near ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Things don’t always work out as planned. I’m still waiting for that information from Sioux Falls, S.D., so I can finish my story on Mary Barr, Richard ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • ‘It cannot succeed without you’

    I am very upset about the holiday spirit in this town! I haven’t seen the Salvation Army kettles and bellringers around anywhere, even though they hav ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Hunting deer hunters

    On this particular day, I’m looking through the news headlines, and I’m definitely losing my faith in my fellow man.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    My still-green lawn turned a milky shade of white this past weekend, and the sidewalks and driveways were even whiter. Ugh! I’m not a fan of snow, as ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Refresher course

    One part of my job which I truly enjoy are the opportunities I have to visit area schools. Sometimes I’m there to do an interview or take a photo, whi ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Give yourself a break, moms

    I swear I am one step away from being featured on the television show, “Hoarders.” It’s not that I f ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Food Court 11-13

    How about trying some different stuffing recipes for your Thanksgiving meal or even for Christmas. It’s fun to try something different and surprise ev ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    I don’t think I’ll ever find out all the facts about this quiet man, Richard Widmark, but sometimes the pieces of the puzzle just kind of put themselv ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • ‘Five Days Left’

    Grandma was right. Darn it.Every year, when November rolled around and you longed for the holidays, ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Food Court 11-6

    With the weather changing, it’s time to come up with some good soup recipes to keep everybody warm to the bone.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Shooting Sports wraps up archery

    Archery instruction was a success for the 16 youth who completed the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program in Bureau County. Those youth met every Sund ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • A season of thanks

    As we rapidly approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I feel that it is important to take time to be thankful for some things happening in the a ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Private pesticide applicator training, testing sessions set

    University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit is offering the following training and certification programs for private pe ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Longtime SV business closes doors

    SPRING VALLEY — A longtime Spring Valley business with roots dating back to 1836 has closed its doors.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • IDOA awarded specialty crop grant money

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture has been awarded more than $650,000 through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Special ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Food service sanitation manager certification course offered

    MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered in the Illinois Room of the Mendota Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merwin Dri ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Board approves MCH’s ownership change

    MENDOTA — The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on Nov. 12 approved the Certificate of Exemption (COE) application of OSF Healthcar ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Rotary seeks volunteers for project in Chile

    Do you have a passion for teaching English to English language learners? Are you seeking a way to put your Spanish speaking skills to good use?
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Illinois Urologic Health Surgeons provides services at PMH

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton is announcing that on Nov. 1, Dr. Christian Schwartz and Dr. Steve Chung with Illinois Urologic Healt ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Amtrak adds trains for Thanksgiving

    To accommodate an expected increase in holiday passengers, Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation are offering additional round trips on ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Newburn inducted into ANFP presidency

    SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Toma Newburn, CDM, CFPP, Dietary, was recently inducted as president of the Illinois Association of Nutrition and Foods ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Monday to Kathleen Dilbeck, and happy anniversary on Sunday to Todd and Mary Lou Sanders. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • LaMoille Class of 1964 celebrates 50 years

    LAMOILLE — The LaMoille High School Class of 1964 celebrated its 50-year class reunion on Nov. 1 at Senica’s Oak Ridge Bar and Grill Golf Club with 20 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Community Notes

    Ladd Christmas paradeLADD — Area residents, businesses or organizations are invited to participate i ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Community Thanksgiving service

    PRINCETON — A community Thanksgiving service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hampshire Colony Church, 604 S. Church St., Princeton. The service wil ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Donations wanted for PROMise sale

    PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church of Princeton is accepting donations of new and gently used prom, pageant, homecoming and special occasio ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Bureau County HCE hosts International Night

    PRINCETON — Bureau County HCE — Home and Community Education — hosted yet another International Night. This year they celebrated Germany through food, ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Using memories to make memories

    NEPONSET — The third- and fourth-graders of Neponset Grade School recently got a taste of what life was like in the 1800s.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • BVHS to destroy records

    MANLIUS — Cumulative records now in storage for the Bureau Valley High School Class of 2009 will be destroyed Nov. 30. During the 30-day period beginn ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Community Notes

    Benefit plannedKEWANEE — A benefit to help Dawn DeVenney Vervynck with expenses due to her recent di ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:46 pm

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