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  • Storm overcome slow start at Wethersfield

    KEWANEE — Slow starts are often tough to overcome, but the Bureau Valley Storm showed their resiliency in a 68-58 come-from-behind victory M ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Undersized Lions cut down Storm

    MANLIUS — Rebounding is key, and the LaMoille-Ohio Lady lions wouldn’t let their height disadvantage against the Bureau Valley Storm keep th ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Tigers split opening night matches

    PRINCETON — The host Princeton Tigers gained a split decision in Tuesday’s season-opening tussle on the mats at Prouty Gym, defeating St. Be ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29

    The Thanksgiving leftovers are resting comfortably in the refrigerator; the house in back in order after all the family and friends have com ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • First Person (Justin March)

    City: Ohio, Ill. Where did you grow up: Ohio, Ill. Family: Currently single, but I have family. They are awesome. Pets: No, but I had this c ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Annual Monks’ Market

    Father Dominic Garramone displays some of the breads which will be available at Saint Bede Abbey’s annual Christmas Monks’ Market. The marke ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:10 pm
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  • Driving reminders for the season

    CHICAGO — With colder weather rapidly approaching and winter right around the corner, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois T ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Princeton candidates file petitions

    PRINCETON — The petitions have been filed. Princeton residents will have three candidates from which to choose for mayor, and six candidates from whic ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • ICC unanimously approves RICL

    The Illinois portion of the Rock Island Clean Line (RICL) energy transmission project, which will cut through part of Bureau and other counties, was a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • SV Council sets LED sign regulations

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley City Council passed an ordinance on Monday amending the Spring Valley Land Development code to include regulations o ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Talkin’ turkey

    This pair of turkeys could be discussing the Thanksgiving holiday ... or perhaps they’re just thankful they were overlooked this year for someone’s ho ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • It's beginning to look a lot like ... Thanksgiving?

    Bureau County residents got their first taste of winter earlier this week, as about 2 inches of snow fell throughout the day on Monday. WQAD News 8 Ch ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:07 pm
  • Preparing for Black Friday

    Mick Bowers of Gustafson’s Ace Hardware in Princeton arranges holiday displays in preparation of the upcoming Black Friday sales.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Aution Calendar

    Nov. 29 – Pete Fassino estate, quality tools and tool related items and coin collection, 10 a.m., 408 E. South St., Granville, Tumbleson Auction Co., ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Princeton Elementary explores ideas for the future

    PRINCETON — At Monday night’s meeting, the Princeton Elementary School Board spoke of various conferences/meetings they have attended.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • PHS FFA students attend national convention

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School (PHS) Board members listened Monday night as the PHS FFA students each gave a presentation on their experiences ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Storm overcome slow start at Wethersfield

    KEWANEE — Slow starts are often tough to overcome, but the Bureau Valley Storm showed their resiliency in a 68-58 come-from-behind victory Monday over ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Tigers split opening night matches

    PRINCETON — The host Princeton Tigers gained a split decision in Tuesday’s season-opening tussle on the mats at Prouty Gym, defeating St. Bede 36-24 a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Undersized Lions cut down Storm

    MANLIUS — Rebounding is key, and the LaMoille-Ohio Lady lions wouldn’t let their height disadvantage against the Bureau Valley Storm keep them from cr ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Girls basketball

    At Brimfield Kewanee 49, St. Bede 35: The Boiler Girls used a fast start, taking a 14-2 first quart ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • Tigers start 2-0

    The Princeton Tigers have opened the season with a pair of wins at the Orion Tip-Off Tournament. Neither came easy.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • Senior Spotlight • Carlie Bickett (Bureau Valley)

    Name: Carlie Bickett School: Bureau Valley High School. Date/place of birth: Aug. 6, 1996, Peoria. H ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Today's Ticket

    Here’s a look at the upcoming area sports slate:Friday, Nov. 28Boys basketball: High school — Prince ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Wildcats win

    The Spring Valley JFK eighth-grade boys basketball team recently won the Trinity Tournament in LaSalle. Team members are (front row, left) James Kelle ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Lady Bruins awards night

    St. Bede Academy had its recent awards night for the volleyball season. They all will receive the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award for the second ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Happenings

    VolleyballPTVBC signupsPRINCETON — The Princeton Tiger Volleyball Club is looking for girls interest ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Robert Ehlen

    MONMOUTH — Robert Fredrick Ehlen, 86, Monmouth died at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Marcella Bianchi

    SPRING VALLEY — Marcella Mateika Bianchi, 92,  of Spring Valley, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Manor Court of Princeton.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Floyd Bickett

    PRINCETON — Floyd Charles Bickett, 78, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 23, 2014, at the Toulon Health Care Center in Toulon.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • Ann Warkins

    PRINCETON — Ann M. Warkins, 85, of Morton, formerly of Princeton, passed away at 10:07 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Morton.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Dorothy Webber

    PRINCETON — Dorothy Jean Webber, 87, of Princeton passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Manor Court in Peoria.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Alice Kissel

    MINERAL — Alice K. Kissel, 95, of Mineral passed away at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at her home.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • 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 - 4:10 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 - 2:39 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
  • Illinois State Police

    Richard L. Vortes, 34, of Des Moines, Iowa, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Interstate 80 near Mile Marker 73 at 5:41 a.m. ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Durey sentenced on Class 4 felony

    PRINCETON — A Princeton man has entered a plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stops Following a traffic stop, Shannon V. Buell, 44, of Spring Valley was charged with driv ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal damage to property Matthew J. Nowatka, 22, of Princeton was charged with criminal damage t ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • California man arrested on Class X drug felony

    Joseph R. Larabee, 28, of Dos Rios Court San Ramon, Calif., was taken into custody by Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT) on Nov. 21 ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Coughlin enters guilty plea

    PRINCETON — A LaSalle man entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of aggravated battery.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Julian J. Carreon, 36, of LaSalle was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 80 ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftDarius T. Cunningham, 20, of Schaumburg and Marie A. Barth, 22, of Warrenville were both ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    An accident involving Julian A. Molina, 21, of LaSalle and Ryan C. Diaz, 32, of Spring Valley occurred in the intersection of First and Terry streets ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Joshua J. Stanfield, 30, homeless was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1000 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Food Court 11-27

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of Thanksgiving leftovers before they’re gone. If you have a lot of leftovers from your big turkey/h ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Thankfully ... I’m grateful

    It’s easy to say that I am thankful for my new job with the Bureau County Republican, and it would be suitable for an article published on Thanksgivin ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • A new car? Not so sure!

    I own two cars. Well, one-and-a-third actually. While my car title is free and clear, I’ll be paying off my wife’s car probably three years after it g ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Middle America has finished the harvest, and as usual, most were not disappointed in the crops. The soil and weather are generally so generous to us w ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • 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
  • 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. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Illinois Chamber hires Hahn as director of communications

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, based in Springfield, has hired Melissa Hahn, formerly of Hennepin, as its new director of communicati ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Smoode named IVCH Wound, Hyperbaric Center's program director

    PERU — Registered Nurse Jill Smoode of Granville has been named program director of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • IVFL elects officers, trustees

    Illinois Valley Federation of Labor recently held elections for officers and trustees at its monthly meeting.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • OmniArts receives $25,000 donation

    OmniArts in Starved Rock Country, a trust dedicated to supporting local artists and art organizations, has received $25,000 from an unnamed donor to k ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • 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 Court 11-27

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of Thanksgiving leftovers before they’re gone. If you have a lot of leftovers from your big turkey/h ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Reddick Mansion Association hosts holiday open house

    OTTAWA — Reddick Mansion Association will host its annual Holiday Open House from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • How do you cook a Thanksgiving turkey?

    Illinois Valley Scene asked the first-grade students at Malden Grade School how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey. Following are their responses, just as ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Library will offer sustainable landscape program on Tuesday

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host landscape architect Jay Gehler from Agrecol LLC in Evansville, Wis., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. H ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • PADS provides services for three-county area

    Where can homeless residents of LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam counties go for help?There are many resour ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Friday to Joe and Kim Park. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • North Central Bank will offer scholarship

    North Central Bank announces a competition enabling Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay-writing contest. It is all part of a progr ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Community Notes

    Random Act of CulturePERU — The Random Act of Culture will feature a performance of Handel's "Hallel ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • Annual Monks’ Market

    Father Dominic Garramone displays some of the breads which will be available at Saint Bede Abbey’s annual Christmas Monks’ Market. The market will be ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Sheffield holds live nativity

    SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will host a free Open Table Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14. The menu will be soup and dessert. Ther ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:10 pm

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