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  • I-180/Route 29 rollover accident

    Cara L. Zellmer, 38, of Hennepin was involved in a single-vehicle crash at 11:55 a.m. Sept. 26 southbound at the intersection of Interstate ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Das ist gut!

    German specialties were plentiful Sunday at the annual Hollowayville United Church of Christ German Buffet and Country Store. The annual eve ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Bruins have Homecoming spirit

    PERU — The Riverdale Rams knew they would have their hands full Saturday with a talented St. Bede Academy Bruin team that was fired up to pl ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • BVHS will celebrate Homecoming Week

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will celebrate its Homecoming Week this week.Dress-up days will be: Super Hero Day, today, Tuesday; Clas ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Hall High School announces Homecoming court

    Hall High School has announced the 2014 Homecoming king candidates, queen candidates and class attendants. The class attendants are freshmen ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • PCJH earns second place at IESA State Tournament

    NORMAL — The Putnam County Junior High School Lady Puma softball team did something unexpected this year, according to head coach Chris Walk ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm
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  • I-180/Route 29 rollover accident

    Cara L. Zellmer, 38, of Hennepin was involved in a single-vehicle crash at 11:55 a.m. Sept. 26 southbound at the intersection of Interstate 180 and Ro ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • New law concerns Van Orin man

    VAN ORIN — At least one Bureau County man thinks a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn is probably the worst law he’s seen in a long time, ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Are you ready to vote?

    PRINCETON — With slightly more than two months left until Election Day, Bureau County voters are showing an early and increased interest in this year’ ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • 465 pounds of pills

    PRINCETON — Residents from all over the county took part in Saturday’s National Prescription Take-Back Day.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Preparing for a disaster ...

    The annual emergency preparedness exercise was held Saturday in the north central part of the county off of Route 26. The event was orchestrated by Bu ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Tortellini making at St. Thomas More

    DALZELL — St. Thomas More Church in Dalzell has been given a reprieve from the closing of the church, and parishioners are still working diligently to ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Das ist gut!

    German specialties were plentiful Sunday at the annual Hollowayville United Church of Christ German Buffet and Country Store. The annual event include ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • The finishing touches

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Elementary students are settling well into the new John F. Kennedy School addition.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • It’s a Girls Night Out!

    PRINCETON — Shopping, shopping and a bit more shopping are on the schedule for Friday evening through the fourth annual Girls Night Out shopping extra ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • G.R.A.N.T. for Grant ... and others

    The first Autism Awareness Bike Ride was held Saturday at Zearing Park in Princeton. The event included a two-mile bike ride/walk and a 10-mile course ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Club champs crowned at Spring Creek

    Michael Argubright won his first club championship at Spring Creek Golf Course in Spring Valley. For ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • PCJH earns second place at IESA State Tournament

    NORMAL — The Putnam County Junior High School Lady Puma softball team did something unexpected this year, according to head coach Chris Walker; they e ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • Baldonado wins Kewanee Invite

    Hall's Al Baldonado ran off with the Kewanee Invitational cross country meet Saturday with a first-place time of 19 minutes, 26 seconds.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Bruins have Homecoming spirit

    PERU — The Riverdale Rams knew they would have their hands full Saturday with a talented St. Bede Academy Bruin team that was fired up to play in fron ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Panthers tackle Storm

    PROPHETSTOWN — The Bureau Valley Storm got off to a quick start against the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers but couldn’t maintain the momentum and were out ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:09 am
  • Bay(s) Watch

    PRINCETON — Jack Bays has one job on Princeton’s punt-block coverage as the scoop and score man and he was up to the task Friday at Bryant Field.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:09 am
  • Sports shorts

    Lady Lions fundraiserLAMOILLE — The LaMoille/Ohio girls basketball program will hold an all-you-can- ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Red Devils fall at Rockridge

    The Hall Red Devils fell behind 28-7 at halftime and couldn’t catch up to state-ranked Rockridge in Edgington Friday, going down in defeat 47-21.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Lady Bruins finish on top of roller coaster

    SPRING VALLEY — It was a roller coaster ride for both the Hall Red Devils and St. Bede Lady Bruins with the Lady Bruins coming away with the victory ( ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Baldonado wins race

    Hall's Al Baldonado won the boys race at the Putnam County Conservation Area Thursday with a top time of 18:29.53.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Marie Rivara Smania

    SPRING VALLEY — Marie Rivara Smania, 96, of Spring Valley died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the JPO Retirement Home in Dalzell.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • Brenda Barroso

    DEPUE — Brenda Lee Barroso, 67, of DePue died at 11:57 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Alice Peterson

    SPRING VALLEY — Alice Peterson, 96, of Spring Valley died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Heritage Health in LaSalle.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Bradley Phillips

    OHIO, Ill. — Bradley R. Phillips, 61, of Ohio, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Donald Linn

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Donald E. Linn, 87, of Columbus, Ind., a native of Princeton, passed from this life at 9:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Our Hospi ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Andrew Adams

    ORION — Andrew Scott Adams, 21, of Orion, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus in Davenport, ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Julie McDougald

    DEWITT, Iowa — Julie K. McDougald, 55, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, after a brief stay at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in B ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Donald Rapp

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Donald C. Rapp, 70, of 1726 King Phillip Drive, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Princeton, passed peacefully to heaven at his home on M ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Wilda Larson

    SHEFFIELD — Wilda Elizabeth Larson of Sheffield passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Bradley Phillips

    OHIO, Ill. — Bradley R. Phillips, 61, of Ohio, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsRebecca P. Green, 23, of Wyanet and Phyllis A. Hayes, 69, of Sheffield were involved in an ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Endangering the life of a childKaron Green, 37, of Spring Valley was charged with endangering the li ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal consumption of alcoholNicholas S. Decker, 18, of Princeton was charged with disorderly condu ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Angela M. Heuer, 45, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 500 ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Theft/Possession of firearm without FOIDRebecca L. Lunn, 25, of Spring Valley was charged with theft ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Milan men enter guilty pleas

    PRINCETON — Two Milan men have entered guilty pleas in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of false impersonation of a police officer.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Princeton Police

    Aggravated assaultAllen M. Hauck, 31, of Princeton was charged with aggravated assault and resisting ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Judith M. Abraham, 73, of Spring Valley and Timothy A. Muntz, 63, of Spring Valley occurred in the 600 block ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Princeton Fire responds to semi rollover

    The Princeton Fire Department responded to a report of a semi roll over on the on ramp to Interstate 80 west bound at Mile Marker 61 at 1:46 p.m. Wedn ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Daniel R. Nolasco, 19,of Spring Valley was charged with driving under the influence at 11:37 p.m ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Fake IDs generate consequences

    As students have returned to college campuses for a new school year, I want to take this opportunity to remind them of the detrimental ramifications t ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • A different kind of candidate

    It is very easy these days, to become cynical about the government and politics. People often get into government for the wrong reasons and stay there ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • ‘Do the right thing ... vote’

    This is the time that we choose to not vote or to vote. “Helping choose the leaders who will shape y ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We’re officially only a week into fall, and already, the sights and sounds of the season are apparent. Trees around the county are beginning to turn. ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • In response to ‘manic morning’

    This letter is in response to BCR Editor Terri Simon’s column, “Just another manic morning,” published Sept. 20.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • More than just a typical vacation

    I have a deep love for mountains covered in pine trees, the nothingness of South Dakota, the moon-like Badlands, the big sky of Montana, the weirdness ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Preaching to the choir

    Being from the South (which is hotter than the Devil’s hind end, right now), I cherished spending a few days in Princeton, enjoying the cool, windy we ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Ta-da! It’s officially fall. Summer is just a memory now, as we jump head-first into the fall season Monday evening. I love every season for what it b ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Playing "punchout" is not a game

    I do use Facebook. It helps me keep up with friends I don't see very often. Sometimes, I wish it didn't.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • A letter to the Class of 1992 and Friends

    While not getting too sappy or sentimental, I just want to say a few words about Homestead, specifically the Class of 1992 and Friends annual gatherin ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Spring Valley City Bank honored

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Bank has earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., for the 90th consecutiv ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Ethanol supporters visit Washington

    HENNEPIN – Jason Marquis, the production manager of Marquis Energy, traveled to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14-17 to meet with Congressional officials t ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • State Bank of Cherry honored

    CHERRY — The State Bank of Cherry has earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., for the 85th consecutive quar ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • BVHS FFA receives donation

    MJ Seed Agency, a Pioneer sales agency, has donated $1,000 to the Bureau Valley High School FFA. The agency was awarded this money by DuPont Pioneer f ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Changing of the seasons

    What do you think of when you hear somebody talk about the changing of seasons from summer into fall? The red, yellow and orange leaves on trees, or b ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Using fall inspiration for classroom lessons

    After a very busy summer at the Farm Bureau, fall is quickly approaching and Ag in the Classroom is now in full swing.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Judy Wright inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

    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 of Fame winne ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • 4-H year is underway

    The 4-H year kicked off on Sept. 1. A traditional 4-H club has a minimum of five members, ages 8 to 19, and at least one screened adult volunteer. The ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • More Chinese food safety questions

    Over the past number of years, I have discussed food safety issues in China several times. One column discussed contaminated pet food, imported from C ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Annual fall tree and fish sales

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD) will hold its annual fall tree and fish sales. For an order booklet, conta ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Nightmare on Fairgrounds Roads opens Friday

    PRINCETON — Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road again transforms the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton into your darkest nightmares Fridays and Saturda ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • Reception planned for authors of new book on Owen Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Peace and Justice Roundtable will host a reception and book signing for Owen Lovejoy scholars, William F. Moore and Jane Ann ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy retirement wishes today, Tuesday, to DePue Postmaster Dana Dickens. With sincere appreciation for over 35 years of dedicated service — much of ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Community Notes

    Community bingo WALNUT — The Walnut Community Center will hold a community family bingo night from 6 ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Coal mining program planned in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Historical Society will host a coal mining program presented by Richard Joyce at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Richard A. Mau ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Watch a Widmark Western movie

    PRINCETON – The four-day Widmark Western Week film festival, featuring the films of Princeton’s own Richard Widmark, continues through Thursday. Movie ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Bus trip to see 'Camelot' at Drury Lane

    PRINCETON — The Learning Stage committee of the Princeton Theatre Group has announced its annual fall theatre excursion. This year’s selection is a pe ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Third Division meeting set for Oct. 19

    MONMOUTH — The Third Division, American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, will meet on Oct. 19 in Monmouth.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Card Shower — Johnson

    A card shower is being held to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin (Marilyn) Johnson of Princeton.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Bezely family reunion

    SPRING VALLEY — The 2014 Bezely family reunion was held recently at Kirby Park - Lions Shelter in Spring Valley.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:25 pm

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