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  • Health Department offers food safety course

    PRINCETON — The Bureau-Putnam Health Department will be offering a food handler safety class several times through the rest of 2014.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Fresh from the market

    Klaudia Rees, owner of Cookie Jar Country Bakery in Putnam, arranges her variety of produce at Princeton’s Farmers’ Market on Tuesday evening. The mar ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • A new vision for BV

    MANLIUS — Throughout the next five years, the Bureau Valley community will be striving to build a new vision for their school district.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Budget and personnel on PES agenda

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School Board has reviewed a tentative multi-million dollar budget for the new fiscal year.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • New strategies

    DEPUE — Exxon Mobil is developing improvement plans to better regulate its areas linked to DePue’s Superfund site.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • How about taking a ‘Girls Road Trip?’

    PRINCETON— Five Princeton stores are featured in the October issue of the Midwest Living national magazine.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Heartland Bank’s Great Medallion Hunt

    PRINCETON — Heartland Bank’s Great Medallion Hunt begins Saturday. This is the 27th year for the Great Medallion Hunt.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Neponset gets new mayor

    NEPONSET — A mayor pro tem has been sworn into office for the village of Neponset.Village trustee Ke ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Crundwell cash could fund fixes at Dixon Public Library

    DIXON — The Dixon City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on using some of the Crundwell recovery money to repair Dixon Public Library.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • First Person (June Golden)

    City: Hollowayville. Where did you grow up: Seatonville. Family: Eight brothers, one sister, four so ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Tigresses find Lady Cavs reloaded

    PRINCETON — Andy Puck had thought playing LaSalle-Peru in the season opener would be a good thing for his young Princeton volleyball team with both te ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Storm, Red Devils to get things started

    SPRING VALLEY — Football fans on both sides of Bureau County will be treated for what should be another exciting season-opener matchup between the Hal ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Lady Lions open season with much excitement

    LAMOILLE — Hallie May has to contain her excitement when she talks about her LaMoille/Ohio volleyball team this year.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Volleyball

    At St. Bede: The Ottawa Lady Pirates called on the Academy Tuesday, defeating the Lady Bruins 25-7, 15-23, 25-13 in the 2014 season opener.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Running

    Gateway Services will hold its first Gateway 5K on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m., starting at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. This 5K is for awareness of ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 1)

    Morrison (0-0) at Princeton (0-0)Gametime: 7:30 p.m. Friday.BCR insider: The Tigers would like to sn ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Tigresses win tennis opener

    The Princeton Tigresses tennis team opened the season Tuesday with a 3-2 win over LaSalle-Peru. PHS ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Happenings

    BOCCE BALL Labor Day Tournament TOLUCA — The annual Labor Day Bocce Ball Tournament will be held Sun ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Friday Night Lights

    High school football season gets underway Friday night in the area with all local teams playing on the gridiron. Princeton will host Morrison at Bryan ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Senior Spotlight — Sarah Crowe

    Name: Sarah Crowe. School: Princeton High School. Date/place of birth: March 17, 1997, Rockford. Hom ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Raymond Verdick

    ROCK FALLS — Raymond D. Verdick, 68, of Rock Falls, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at home. Services wi ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • James Ridley

    BARODA, Mich. — James Michael Ridley, 64, of Baroda, Mich., formerly of LaMoille, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Verna (Bracey) Salazar

    LASALLE — On Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, God decided to send his chariot of angels with all their bright lights to bring his daughter, Verna Salazar, home ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Dianne Smith

    ARLINGTON — Dianne Smith, 69, of 111 Arlington Ave., Arlington, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Matthew Reha

    TISKILWA — Matthew "Teo" Gregory Reha, 32, passed from this life on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Matthew wa ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Raymond Verdick

    ROCK FALLS — Raymond Verdick, 68, of Rock Falls died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at his home. Arrangemen ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • James Ott

    PRINCETON — James "Jim" Leo Ott, 71, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Jim was born ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Walter Lawniczak Jr.

    SPRING VALLEY — A memorial service for Walter C. Lawniczak Jr., 68, of Spring Valley, who died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence, will be at ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • 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. 25, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • 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
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Dayna M. Gaeta, 45, of Spring Valley and Henry A. ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Christopher A.M. Foster, 18, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Unlawful use of a credit card Cortney A. Huston, 24, of Spring Valley was charged with unlawful use ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery William H. Warren, 27, of Tampico was charged with domestic battery and violation o ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:58 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
  • Footing the bill ...

    In 1887, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2, ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Is it race or rage?

    July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The legislation is considered a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, another Bureau County Fair has come and gone, and I hope you had the opportunity to attend and make some memories. While the traditional things ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:24 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
  • Prairie Nursery and Landscaping moves to new location

    PRINCETON — Prairie Nursery and Landscaping has recently moved to a new location.Bryanna Poorman and ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • New ideas about food

    An interesting confluence of events could affect your pocketbook the next time you go shopping. Because of strong international demand for dairy produ ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • IVCH honored with ISHS Centennial Award

    Illinois Valley Community Hospital was recognized by the Illinois State Historical Society as an official Illinois Centennial Hospital Aug. 16 at the ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Bill Walsh Honda opens in new location

    OTTAWA — Bill Walsh Honda will open at the former Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia location at the entrance to Super Walmart on Route 23 in Ottawa.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Ag summary

    Widespread rain was received across Illinois last week with some areas of localized flooding in the southeast district. There were 4.4 days suitable f ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Local entrepreneurs create economic development initiative

    Starved Rock Country Alliance, a group of local entrepreneurs, has launched a new initiative to promote economic development in the upper Illinois Val ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:00 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
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Friday to Julia and Keith Cain. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Happy ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • Community Notes

    ‘Laughter’ programPRINCETON — Bureau County Home and Community Education will sponsor Sandra Lutz fr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • St. Bede announces new ambassadors

    The newly chosen Saint Bede Academy junior ambassadors will be joining the current senior ambassadors this fall to help in the Admissions Office under ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Thanks Neighbor

    Thanks for the school supplies, supportTo the Editor,Many local businesses helped make more than 52 ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Bike ride planned for families

    PRINCETON — A G.R.A.N.T. (Get Riding 4 Autism’s New Tomorrow) ride has been scheduled for Sept. 27 in Princeton. This event is an Autism Awareness bik ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Sibigtroth-Petersen

    Karla Chantel Sibigtroth and Paul David Petersen of Princeton are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Richard ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Doug Hoffman golf tournament raises funds for hospice

    SPRING VALLEY — The Doug Hoffman fifth annual golf tournament was held June 21 at the Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton. The proceeds benefitted St ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • Spots still available for Tiny Twisters

    MANLIUS — There are still openings available in the Tiny Twisters preschool at Bureau Valley High School for the 2014-15 school year. The first day of ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Tampico announces changes

    TAMPICO — The Tampico Church of Christ, 201 S. Freemont St., will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. and church services at 10 a.m. A Sunday evening adult r ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • St. Louis Parish plans pilgrimage

    PRINCETON — St. Louis Parish, along with members and friends of the community of St. John, will travel to St. Louis to visit and pray at different hol ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:39 pm

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