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  • The number you have called ...

    PRINCETON — Voice mail problems, ambulance fees and weeds were on the minds of Princeton City Council members at Monday’s council meeting at Princeton ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Rethinking medical marijuana

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley City Council has thought twice about the idea of allowing a medical marijuana cultivation site into the city.
    July 23, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Zearing’s Z-Tour deemed a success

    PRINCETON — The fourth annual Z-Tour bike ride was deemed a resounding success by organizers. At Mon ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Three crowns up for grabs

    Contestants are ready and eager for the upcoming Miss Bureau County Fair Queen Pageant, set for Aug. 3 at Princeton High School. Ladies and little lad ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • BV talks evaluations, student growth

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley School Board heard from the district’s three principals on Tuesday, who spoke briefly about the importance of teacher eval ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • First-hand advice from last year's royalty

    The 2013 Little Miss Bureau County Fair Queen MaKenna Maupin (left), 8, of Wyanet chats with some of the contestants who will be vying for the 2014 cr ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Afternoon resting time

    This large, pale green moth tests its staying power by resting for more than 30 minutes on a lightpost on Hideaway Drive in Princeton. The moth appear ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Village issues on Sheffield’s table

    SHEFFIELD — News from Monday’s Sheffield Village Board meeting was topped by Mayor Bill Rosenow’s announcement that Donald Bill’s grateful wife offere ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:34 pm
  • Freedom House enters contest

    PRINCETON — Freedom House has entered the RK Dixon Make My Non Profit Run Better contest. The first round of voting will take place daily until 5 p.m. ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Combining health care knowledge and expertise

    PRINCETON — The current Princeton Family Physicians Clinic in Princeton is transitioning into the Perry Memorial Health Clinic.
    July 23, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Canale steps down at IVCC

    OGLESBY - Illinois Valley Community College Athletic Director and men’s basketball coach Tommy Canale has announced his resignation after seven years ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • 30 years in the running

    DEPUE — Come hell or high water, or in this case, low water, the DePue Men’s Club has been bringing the Pro National Championship Boat Races to Lake D ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • DePue Racer Profile: Gary Buskirk

    Name: Gary Buskirk.Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.Age: 43.Years in boat racing: 10.Who/what got you s ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • WBVL Little League still a hit at 50

    WALNUT — When Larry Wilcoxen moved from Bradford to Walnut in the early 1960s, he brought Little League baseball with him.
    July 23, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Farm League runners-up

    The Princeton Cardinals took second place in the Western Bureau Valley Farm Tournament. They were sponsored by Herro Consulting, Inc. Team members are ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • White Sox Minor League

    The Princeton White Sox finished sixth in the Western Bureau Valley Minor League Baseball Tournament in Annawan. They were sponsored by Heartland Bank ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • WBVL Farm League champs

    The Annawan Braves baseball team won the Western Bureau Valley Farm League Tournament, scoring 12 runs in the ninth inning to post a 19-9 win over the ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Little League runners-up

    Sheffield-Buda placed second in the Western Bureau Valley Little League Baseball Tournament, falling to Manlius 9-7 in the championship game. Team mem ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Lake DePue Boat races at a glance

    There is a $3 race admission, free nightly entertainment, Thursday Noon — Beer garden, food stands o ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • LaMoille B League

    LaMoille placed fourth in the Western Bureau Valley B League Softball Tournament in LaMoille. They came up winners in the game of sportsmanship, honor ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Arlyn Cady

    PROPHETSTOWN — Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home. He was born ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Thomas Morris

    MANLUS — Thomas L. Morris, 50, of Manlius died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Tiskilwa. Tom was born N ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Kaecho Saechao

    PRINCETON — Kaecho Saechao, 100, of rural Princeton passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heritage Manor of LaSalle.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Dr. Clem Mattson

    CHERRY — Dr. Clem Jacob Mattson, 77, of Cherry, formerly of Tomah, Wis., Passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Pe ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Geraldine Blitsch

    PRINCETON — Geraldine Ann Blitsch, 80, of Princeton died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heartland Health Care in Henry surrounded by her loved ones.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • Kaecho Saechoa

    PRINCETON — Kaecho Saechao, 100, of rural Princeton passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heritage Manor of LaSalle.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Richard 'Dick' Nelson

    PRINCETON — Richard L. "Dick" Nelson, 79, of Princeton died suddenly at home on Friday, July 18, 2014.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Lawrence Thome

    TAMPICO — Lawrence E. Thome, 75, of Tampico died Friday, July 18, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    July 21, 2014 - 8:20 am
  • Richard 'Dick' Nelson

    PRINCETON — Richard "Dick" Nelson, 79, of Princeton passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at home. Serv ...
    July 18, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Mary Winifred Norris

    PRINCETON — A memorial celebration for Mary Winifred Skinner Walter Norris, who passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Sprin ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Betty A. Stocking, 67, of Wyanet and Eliza ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestRichard L. Stone, 36, of Spring Valley was picked up at 7:40 p.m. July 20 at his home ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Jessica M. Case, 26, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance vio ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsBrittany A. Bejster, 20, of Malden was traveling at 9:55 p.m. July 7 on Angling Road, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA vehicle driven by Todd E. Milnes, 52, of Princeton went off the right shoulder are ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestEdgar Mendez, 24, of Spring Valley was picked up on Mautino Drive near Ladd Road at 11 ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Driving with suspended/revoked licenseHolly Blades, 33, of Wyanet was charged with driving with a su ...
    July 11, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Thompson pleads guilty to felony

    PRINCETON — A homeless man has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of another’s debit c ...
    July 11, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Robert L. Dombrowski, 42, of Spring Valley was charged with the city ordin ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Crashes Travis Daniel Petersen, 21, of Princeton and Burton L. Conklin, 76, of Wyanet were involved ...
    July 4, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • ‘Take an active role’

    Editor’s note: The following guest commentary exceeds the BCR’s 500-word limit for Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR will extend the same oppo ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Service line protection

    Recently, the Bureau County Republican published an article, “Buyer beware: Spring Valley asks residents to be cautious,” regarding mailings local res ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • ‘A big difference’

    Ken Schroeder’s July 15 commentary “In this case ...” contains an inaccuracy. He writes that “Hobby Lobby, a for-profit entity, objected to providing ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Treat them with honor and respect

    This is an open appeal to the Homestead Festival Parade committee. As Homestead Festival time looms ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It looks like most of the corn that was downed during the storm a few weeks ago has recovered well. I guess Mother Natures takes and gives ... Glad to ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Unbroken

    Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star and World War II hero who died in Los Angeles on July 2, traveled far and wide during his 97 years.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Are we teaching wrong values?

    I grew up during the Depression in the 1930s when people were basically self-sufficient — you had to be— unemployment was about 30 percent of the labo ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Guest Commentary

    Editor’s note: The following exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s Letter to the Editor word requirement, therefore, the BCR will extend the same opp ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Wallace’s art added to DeBrock Galleria

    GENESEO — Cartoonist Greg Wallace of Walnut has joined DeBrock Galleria in Geneseo.The multi-talente ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Leone opens juniper & mae

    PRINCETON — Mindy Leone has incorporated historical and modern items into her recently opened store called juniper & mae located at 930 N. Main St. in ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Dr. Perona attends golf tourney

    SPRING VALLEY – Dr. Paul Perona, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, recently offered advice to golf fans ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Salzman to speak at luncheon

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College and Starved Rock Startups are hosting a noon luncheon Th ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Taglia named Five Star Professional

    OTTAWA – Linda Taglia of 1st Farm Credit Services has been chosen as a Five Star Professional for 2014.
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Illini State Bank offers investment services

    OGLESBY — Illini State Bank introduces Illini Investment Services, a new division aimed at providing its customers and communities with the investment ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • MCH hosts food service course

    MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered at in Conference Room C at Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th S ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • BV FFA competes in Vocational Agriculture Fair

    MANLIUS — Several members of the Bureau Valley FFA chapter and agricultural education program competed in the Vocational Agriculture Fair held July 1- ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Winded!

    “How much did the wind hurt us?” It is a question that has been asked rather frequently throughout the past two weeks, since the two storms that resul ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Ficek Electric wins state contract

    LASALLE — Jennifer Bias, president of Ficek Electric and Communications Inc., LaSalle, has announced that on July 8, the state of Illinois officially ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Community Notes

    Dean reunionTISKILWA — The 77th annual Dean reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at West Park i ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday today, Thursday, to Cindy Harmon. Hope you have a great day! From all your family and friends!
    July 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • BCGS to feature Wild Bill Hickok program

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the BCGS library at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton.
    July 23, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • PHS Class of ‘84 plans reunion

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Class of 1984 will hold its 30th class reunion Sept. 12 at the home of Jeff and Rachel Bystry.
    July 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Bureau Valley High School honor roll

    Bureau Valley High School lists its honor roll students for the second semester of the 2013-2014 school year.
    July 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Safety Town students visit BueComm

    Joel Odell (left) of Princeton and Kaylyn Friel (right) of Tiskilwa practice dialing 911 with lead dispatcher Dawn Porter of BueComm’s Emergency Call ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Community coffee

    SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 2 in the U.C.C. Parish. Fresh ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Open Prairie looking for school supply donations

    PRINCETON — Open Prairie United Church of Christ of Princeton is collecting school supplies until Aug. 3 to donate to the international organization C ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Pow Wow Days luncheon

    TISKILWA — The Women of the Tiskilwa Community Church will be serving lunch on Aug. 2 at the Tiskilwa Community Church for Pow Wow Days. Lunch will be ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Sheffield plans back to school event

    SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will host its back to school event for students from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 9. They will help with school ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm

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