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  • Fun at the Bureau County Fair

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    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • A facelift for Malden Cemetery

    MALDEN — Over the years, trustees of the Berlin Township Board have been working on restoration projects in the Malden Cemetery.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Mendota teen is killed in crash

    Sheriff Jim Reed and the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run car vs. pedestrian accident, involving a fatality that occurred ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Bureau County Fair deemed a ‘success’

    PRINCETON — The 160th Bureau County Fair has been deemed a success due to the near perfect weather conditions that held throughout the five-day event.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Fair

    There were plenty of attractions, rides, fair exhibits and more at the 160th annual Bureau County Fair, which wrapped up for the year on Sunday, Aug. ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • A prescription for assistance

    SPRING VALLEY — Terry Thompson has offered his professional diagnosis to customers concerning ailments and ointments at his pharmacy for close to half ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • ROE Board vacancy

    The Regional Board of School Trustees for Bureau, Henry and Stark counties has a vacant board seat. The board acts on petitions concerning school dist ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Heartland Bank and Trust Medallion has been found

    PRINCETON — The Heartland Bank and Trust Great Medallion Hunt started Saturday, Aug. 29, and ended early Monday, Aug. 31. The Medallion was located ab ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Italian heads up the menu at Walnut Methodist

    The Walnut United Methodist Church hosted a lasagna supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. On the menu was lasagna, salad, homemade bread, Sisler’ ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Never ‘Lion’ down on the job

    PRINCETON — With an eye for service, a person can see what is truly needed in their surroundings. They witness the philanthropic mission not as a choi ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • New runners to lead the pack

    Old standbys like Al Baldonado of Hall and Regan Weidner have run off to bigger and better things, leaving a new crop of runners to take over the lead ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • St. Bede second at Hall Early Bird

    SPRING VALLEY — Fieldcrest got the top prize in the Hall Early Bird volleyball tournament Saturday, Aug. 29.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Dannis in good spirits

    It was with a big tug in their hearts and lumps in their throats when the St. Bede Bruins walked off the field after their 38-7 season-opening footbal ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Friday Night Blitz

    Area high school football teams started play Friday night. ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Lion on outfield patrol

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    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Tigresses stepping up

    There will be girls stepping up for the Princeton girls tennis team this fall.Senior Angelica Jones ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Sports shorts

    St. Bede kickoff partyLADD — The St. Bede football team will have a kickoff party from 4:30 to 7:30 ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Binion runs big for EP

    MANLIUS – Dylan Binion and the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers have a lot of experience coming back this year and in their season opener on Friday night th ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Hall turns out the lights

    FULTON – The Steamers’ final drive of the game told the story of their season opener in a nutshell. ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Tigers roll on the River

    PORT BYRON – Jacob Reinhardt’s night started with an interception. It ended without another incompletion and three scores to boot.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Georgia Welsh

    OTTAWA — Georgia L. Welsh, 80, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Pleasant View. Geor ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Gladys Rombout

    MANLIUS — Gladys Rombout, 97, of the rural Manlius area died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Country Comfort Retirement Home in Princeton.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Merrill Underwood

    PRINCETON — Merrill T. Underwood, 83, of Princeton passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Marjorie Ashbrook

    EAST MOLINE — Marjorie Y. Ashbrook, 90, of East Moline, a former resident of Arlington Heights for 50 years, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in he ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Danny Nevitt

    FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — Danny Ray Nevitt of Flagler Beach, Fla., died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Mildred Piper

    PRINCETON — Mildred Marie Piper passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the age of 97, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • William Ryan

    STERLING — William Ryan, 81, of Sterling died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Gladys McKenzie

    WALNUT — Gladys McKenzie, 96, of Walnut died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • John Butler

    WALNUT — John H Butler, 74, of Walnut died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Heritage Health in Walnut. Bo ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Daniel Hunter

    LAMOILLE — Daniel Jackson Hunter, 93, of rural LaMoille died peacefully of natural causes at his home, surrounded by his family and his caregiver, Lin ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftJane A. Miller, 62, of Dover was charged with theft of mislaid property in the 00 block of West ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA one-vehicle accident involving Apollo Zamudio, 26, of Spring Valley occurred on Route 89 n ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Battery Joseph R. Knowles, 34, of Princeton was charged with battery in the 400 block of South Gosse ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Erica Y. Kirichkow 34, of Beloit, Wis., was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Miguel A. Bueno, 38, of Spring Valley struck a vehicle owned by Florivel Castanedo, 23, of Spring Valley on Devlin Street near Spa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestMichael L. Birkey, 34, of Princeton was charged with trespass to railroad property, criminal d ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accidents A vehicle driven by George Roach, 51, of Normal struck a parked vehicle owned by Michele A ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Warrant arrestEdward L. Baker, 61, of Fairview Heights was picked up on East 2575th Road near North ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Aggravated battery Jazmine R. Delbridge, 19, of Princeton was charged with three counts of aggravate ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Domestic battery arrestsMichael A. Rodriguez, 24, of DePue was charged with domestic battery in the ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    By this time, the 160th Bureau County Fair is just a memory. I hope you were able to go to this time-tested tradition. Hopefully you took the family o ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Dedication revisited

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the dedication of clergy in leading their fellowship in the way of their God.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • No free in freedom

    The 91st Division was the first unit of either IV Corps or Fifth Army to reach the Arno River and control the high ground to the south. The 363rd Infa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time to don our time travel suits for another adventure into “Headlines from the past.”BCR Sept ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Be a lifelong student

    Nothing inspired me more when I was younger than the promise of a new school year. It was a fresh start, that exciting feeling that anything could hap ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Food Court 8-27

    I think probably everybody has a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Here are some recipes that all use that size of pan, and the best part of it is they are all ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • The Glad Game

    As I have written about before here, summertime always reminds me of lying under a tree in my front yard with a book in my hand, trying to keep cool a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Like a streak of ...

    Meteor showers perturb me.Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four nig ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    School is back in session for most districts in and around Bureau County. There’s a certain aura of excitement, especially among the youngest students ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • A call to worship ...

    “I love to tell the story ... for some have never heard ... (and) for those who know it best ...” As one of a handful of pastors who are leading Bible ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • America’s Farmers to award $3.3 million

    America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Announcing IFB’s 100th anniversary

    BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert Jr. will hold a press conference announcing activities surrounding IFB’s 100th anni ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Emergency responders trained for ag rescue

    Agriculture is the most dangerous industry. Each year unnecessary deaths and injuries affect farmers and their families, farm employees and rescuers. ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Students attend career in ag program

    Fourteen students, ranging from Grades 6-8, from Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties attended the University of Illinois Extension’s Growing ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Bureau County 4-H Fair announces livestock winners

    The 2015 Bureau County 4-H Fair has announce the livestock award winners.Beef Bucket Calf Costume Cl ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • NASS to survey small grain producers

    SPRINGFIELD — During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department o ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Scoopy arrives for Culver's grand re-opening

    Employees of Culver's in Princeton welcomed Scoopy on Monday, Aug. 17, during the restaurant's grand re-opening celebration. Custard cone hugs for pat ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Chestnut Street Inn wins excellence award

    SHEFFIELD — Chestnut Street Inn has been awarded a 2015 Service Excellence Award by Tripadvisor.Serv ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Mendota professionals attend convention

    PEORIA — Deb Geuther, manager; Kent Butterfield, president; Daryl Sondgeroth, vice president; Ronald Petersen, second vice president; and Directors Ja ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Financial institutions merge

    KEWANEE — The boards of directors for First Federal Savings and Loan Association and Union Federal Savings and Loans Association, both based in Kewane ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Rules of the Road course in Ladd

    LADD — The Ladd Public Library will host a free “Illinois Rules of the Road” course from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 10, at the library, 125 N. Ma ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Free flu prevention event

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will host a free flu prevention “Hot Topic Session” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the lower lev ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Barry Cloyd will perform at Princeton library

    PRINCETON — Barry Cloyd will present “Song-Walking ... Songs and Stories from the Road” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Princeton Public Library ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Photography show and contest planned

    PRINCETON — Photography Unlimited will host a photography show and contest during this year’s Homestead Festival at the Prouty Building, 435 S. Main S ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Pinters will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Wayne of Arlington will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Cherry Chu ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Bonnie Arnold. Hope you have a great day. With love from all of your family and friends.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Johnson named to dean’s list

    NORMAL — Colton Johnson of Walnut has been named to the 2015 spring semester dean’s list at Illinois State University. He is a senior and made the lis ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Drake University dean’s list

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced its 2015 spring semester dean’s list. This academic honor is achieved by earnin ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Community Notes

    Lunch in the ParkPRINCETON — Bureau County MOPS and MOMSnext will host Lunch in the Park on Friday, ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Jeanna Ohda inducted to Hall of Fame

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:44 pm

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