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  • Down the Fairway

    The Greater Princeton City Golf Open will be coming up in September.The 36-hole event starts out at Chapel Hill Golf Course on Sept. 20, mov ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Tigers trip Trojans

    The Princeton Tiger golfers conquered Mendota on its home course, 173-189, Thursday at the Mendota Golf Club. Sophomore Colby Robbins gained ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Manlius High School holds reunion

    The 1964 class from Manlius High School held its 50th reunion Aug. 1-2. ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Manlius High School holds reunion

    The 1964 class from Manlius High School held its 50th reunion Aug. 1-2. ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • BVHS Renaissance chooses new design

    Breonna Balensiefen’s design for Bureau Valley High School’s Renaissance program was chosen out of 14 total entries as the T-shirt design fo ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • SBA offers a welcoming hand

    The 2014-15 school year kicked off at St. Bede Academy with the annual Welcome Back Mass. This year saw 73 freshmen, 16 international studen ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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  • ISP reports fatal accident

    SPRING VALLEY – A Geneseo woman has died following a single-vehicle accident Wednesday on Interstate 80 in eastern Bureau County.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Budget time at SVE

    SPRING VALLEY — It’s going to take a few years for the Spring Valley Elementary School District’s budget to flow more consistently, following the John ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:05 pm
  • Revenue and expenses at Hall

    SPRING VALLEY — Superintendent Mike Struna presented the tentative budget for the 2014-15 school year to the board at the Hall High School Board meeti ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Dalzell issues burn warning

    DALZELL — Dalzell residents are reminded to think safety and follow village fire procedures when it comes to burning fires on their properties.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ Beach Boys style

    Lots of “love” Thursday night as lead singer Mike Love and the Beach Boys entertain a packed crowd at Thursday night’s grandstand show at the Bureau C ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • ‘Living with Lovejoy’

    PRINCETON — Princeton native Kate Morrow has written a children’s book about the heroic efforts of our area’s prominent abolitionist — Owen Lovejoy.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Looking back, looking forward

    Editor’s note: This is the second monthly installment in a series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bureau County Farm Bureau.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Dixon mayor asks commissioners to reconsider votes

    DIXON – Mayor Jim Burke isn’t giving up his efforts for a review of the city’s financial controls.A ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Grand jury returns indictments

    PRINCETON — A Bureau County grand jury returned the following indictments when it met in session recently at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • New pool hours

    PRINCETON — As of Aug. 20, the hours of operation at Alexander Pool will be as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.; Wednesd ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Cool head Luke

    Princeton senior Luke Gleason gets a head up on things in Thursday’s Blue-White Scrimmage at the Tiskilwa pitch. The Tigers will open the season Monda ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Girls golf

    At Oak Ridge: The Princeton Tigresses put three scores under 50 to defeat host LaSalle-Peru 206-217 Thursday. Audra Reidner and Sophia Suarez shared ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • 2014 Princeton volleyball preview

    PRINCETON — The prospects for the Princeton Tigresses volleyball season became a whole better when the IHSA announced this summer PHS had dropped back ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • 2014 Bureau Valley volleyball Preview

    MANLIUS — With each changing season comes a different team and different challenges and third-year Bureau Valley head volleyball coach Abbi Bosnich be ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Tigers trip Trojans

    The Princeton Tiger golfers conquered Mendota on its home course, 173-189, Thursday at the Mendota Golf Club.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • PHS to dedicate Van Drew Memorial Press Box

    Princeton High School will dedicate the new David Van Drew Memorial Press Box during a presentation on the field before the kickoff of the varsity foo ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:39 pm
  • Down the Fairway

    The Greater Princeton City Golf Open will be coming up in September.The 36-hole event starts out at ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Boys golf

    At Oak Ridge: Ian Nichols claimed medalist honors in the season opener for Princeton at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course in LaSalle, shooting a 39.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Suarez, PHS take opener

    The Princeton Tigresses opened the 2014 golf season with a 207-248 win over host Putnam County at Edgewood Golf Course Tuesday in McNabb.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • The Blue and Gray

    PRINCETON — A new era starts this fall for Princeton boys soccer as David Gray becomes the third coach in the history of the program.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Grace Renner

    HANNA CITY — Grace Anita (Hull) Renner, 89, of Hanna City passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Dolores Smith

    DIXON — Dolores M. Smith, 89, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut and Milledgeville, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home in Dixon.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Shirley Noble

    WALNUT — Shirley A. Noble, 78, of Walnut died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Unity Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Carol Swearingen

    WYANET — Carol E. Swearingen, 79, of Wyanet died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Barbara Bush

    SHEFFIELD — Barbara Ann (Barry) Bush died peacefully at the age of 88 at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Clara Micklevitz

    PRINCETON — A memorial service for Clara Mae Micklevitz, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the New Ho ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Dolores Smith

    DIXON — Dolores M. Smith, 89, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut and Milledgeville, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home in Dixon.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • George Wood

    SEATONVILLE — George Wood, 66, of Seatonville died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Amy Porter

    TISKILWA — Amy V. Porter, 58, of Tiskilwa passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Clara Micklevitz

    PRINCETON — Clara Mae Micklevitz passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, friends and ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsTimothy P. Haas, 53, of Putnam was traveling at 8:23 a.m. Aug. 12 on 250 North Avenue, ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentKamaljit S. Kang, 28, of Sacramento, Calif., was driving a semi-trailer on Interstate 80, ea ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Charges dropped

    According to a document issued by Bureau County’s 13th Judicial Circuit Court, all theft charges were dropped against Matthew Mesick, 22, of Princeton ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductRose M. Storm, 51, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 200 blo ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Disorderly conduct Robert T. Lucas, 49, of DePue was charged with disorderly conduct in the 600 bloc ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Princeton Police arrest 3 residents for felonies

    PRINCETON — Princeton Police arrested three Princeton residents late Sunday in a series of felony theft charges, residential burglary and possession o ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftEvan K. Hopson, 28, of Ohio was charged with theft from Walmart at 3:55 p.m. Aug. 8. ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Joseph L. Kohr, 19, of Spring Valley was picked up at the intersection of Mary and Da ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Robert C. Bevington, 48, of Princeton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and driving w ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftLindsay R. Shaw, 27, of Princeton was charged with retail theft in Walmart at 4:14 p.m. ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    We all have a long list of reasons to be grateful. In fact, it is suggested we occasionally remind ourselves of those reasons. Good mental health and ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: The following is another column in the ongoing series by former BCR Staff Writer Barb Kromphardt and her battle with breast cancer.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s fair time! I don’t know about you, but the anticipation and excitement of the Bureau County Fair still runs deep in my veins. OK, this old body d ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • A bully by any other name ...

    While browsing through the news section of Google I found myself getting lost in the comments sections of each article. Most of the people I found see ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Facebook, not Factbook

    As a rule, the human race loves bad news. Yes, it’s really cute and lovely when a dog rescues a cat from drowning, but you will never see that lead th ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Mautino is good for the Illinois Valley

    State Rep. Frank Mautino is an experienced leader who works for the benefit of everyone in the district — regardless of political party; and everyone ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I happened to walk by the school supply aisle the other day, and I don’t mind telling you there was a certain pang of excitement in my soul. While it’ ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is an ongoing column from Barb Kromphardt regarding her journey with breast cancer.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    They say when it rains, it pours. That’s the case in my garden right now — but instead of raindrops, it’s pouring tomatoes!
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 3:48 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
  • Bureau County SWCD fish, tree sale

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for its fall fish and tree sale.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Farm Bureau Women’s Committee to meet

    PRINCETON — The Farm Bureau Women’s Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Farm Bureau office in Princeton. At this meeting, the committee will ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Farm Bureau task force plans meeting

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will hold a fall task force meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4.A ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Behind the show

    The end of the show season is beginning to draw near. Most of the hard work and preparation on our cattle is done; hours of travel behind us; and the ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Scattered showers continued throughout the state for the week ending Aug. 17. The southeast part of the state received nearly 2 inches of precipitatio ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Grain handling class set at IVCC

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will host a 10-hour general industry class specific to grain handling from 8 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Klug achieves Life Associate Member status

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After 25 years of membership in the International Association of Identification, former Ladd resident David Klug has achieved Life A ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Minnick to serve on new Iowa volunteer group

    CLINTON, Iowa — Charlie Minnick, vice president/campus director of Ashford University, formerly of Ohio, Ill., has been appointed by Iowa Gov. Terry B ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Ag summary

    Much of the state got a break from dry weather conditions last week. The West Southwest part of the state received 2.59 inches of rain. Statewide, pre ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Manlius High School holds reunion

    The 1964 class from Manlius High School held its 50th reunion Aug. 1-2. ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Weeks named to president’s list

    LONGVIEW, Texas — Jacob Weeks of LaMoille has been named to the spring 2014 president’s list at LeTourneau University. He achieved a perfect 4.0 grade ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Saint Mary’s College dean’s list

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Emma Brousseau of Walnut and Barbara Prokup of Peru were named to the spring 2014 semester dean’s list at Saint Mary’s College in N ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Olson awarded EIU Excellence in Fine Arts Scholarship

    CHARLESTON – The Eastern Illinois University Excellence in Fine Arts Scholarship Award has been presented to Jamie Olson of Princeton.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Community Notes

    CookoutWYANET — The Bureau Valley golf team will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Sat ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Manlius High School holds reunion

    The 1964 class from Manlius High School held its 50th reunion Aug. 1-2. ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces dean’s list

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has announced its spring 2014 dean’s list. The list includes Nicole Swanson of Manlius, Ra ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Tonozzis to speak at BCGS on 1890s’ local anarchism

    PRINCETON — The program for Thursday’s meeting of the Bureau County Genealogical Society will feature area speakers Tom and Mary Jane Tonozzi.  Their ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Kunkel to celebrate 90th birthday

    An open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Al Kunkel of Lostant will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 at his home, 113 N. 16th Road, Lostant.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • IVCC seeks Hall of Fame nominations

    OGLESBY — The deadline to submit nominations for the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation-sponsored IVCC-LPO Hall of Fame class of 2014 is Sep ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:42 pm

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