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  • Happy Campers

    PRINCETON — Everyone went home happy campers on the Princeton side at Prather Field Tuesday night. Junior reserve Michael Camp hit a two-out ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Trojans beat out the Tigers at Ferris Invite

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigers fought the good battle in Monday’s Ferris Invite, winning six events and claiming 28 top six-performances.M ...
    April 23, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Hall goes to great depths

    PRINCETON — The Hall Lady Devils only won one event in Monday’s Ferris Invitational at Princeton. Its’ team depth won the championship.The L ...
    April 23, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Sterling defense

    STERLING — The absence of two key offense starters did not prevent the Princeton Tigresses from continuing their hot play as they earned the ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • A new fire station coming to Cherry

    CHERRY — The site of the old Cherry Fire Department was a busy one this week, as contractors demolished the building and hauled away the rub ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Ready, set, let go!

    Residents at Liberty Village of Princeton enjoy warm temperatures Monday morning for their annual balloon launch, held each year as the kick ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:49 pm
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  • Council: No to parking lot project

    PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council is not going forward at this time with a parking lot improvement project at the Amtrak train depot station.
    April 23, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • A burning issue in Walnut

    WALNUT — At its meeting on Monday evening, the Walnut Village Board discussed the possibility of changing the burn ordinance for the village.
    April 23, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • A new fire station coming to Cherry

    CHERRY — The site of the old Cherry Fire Department was a busy one this week, as contractors demolished the building and hauled away the rubble, in pr ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers?

    A baby chick appears to pose for former BCR Photographer Lisa Tunney. Baby chicks — a sure sign of spring — are just one of several baby animals seen ...
    April 23, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • ‘Poetry Train America’

    PRINCETON — Princeton-based poet John E. WordSlinger is speaking out about his published work titled, “Poetry Train America.”
    April 23, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Seatonville plans special meeting

    SEATONVILLE — The village of Seatonville will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss the job description for the village maintenance posit ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:47 pm
  • Sheffield to review trailer ordinances

    SHEFFIELD — At Monday night’s village board meeting, Mayor Bill Rosenow said the village of Sheffield needs to look into ways to remove derelict trail ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Winter months take toll on Zearing Park

    PRINCETON — The fishing pier at the Zearing Park pond in Princeton is closed for now due to damage from the winter weather.
    April 23, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Ready, set, let go!

    Residents at Liberty Village of Princeton enjoy warm temperatures Monday morning for their annual balloon launch, held each year as the kickoff to Sup ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • DePue/Bureau County Democrat meeting Thursday

    DEPUE — The next DePue/Bureau County Democrat meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the VFW in DePue. Winners of the March 15, 16 and 17 Pick 3 will b ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Area roundup

    The Hall Red Devils rode the pitching of A.J. Gaeta and Taggart Venegas to a 7-1 win over Princeton in Three Rivers South play Monday at Kirby Park in ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • L-P to host Special Olympics Bocce Ball

    LASALLE  — The ninth annual Special Olympics District Bocce competition will be held at the L_P High School Howard Fellows Stadium in La Salle on Apri ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Softball

    Hall 3, Princeton 0: Hall sophomore Adriana Pikula shut the Tigresses out on three hits in a Three Rivers South win Monday in Spring Valley. She str ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Red Devils topple Tigers

    The Hall Red Devils rode the pitching of A.J. Gaeta and Taggart Venegas to a 7-1 win over Princeton in Three Rivers South play Monday at Kirby Park in ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Happy Campers

    PRINCETON — Everyone went home happy campers on the Princeton side at Prather Field Tuesday night. J ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Trojans beat out the Tigers at Ferris Invite

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigers fought the good battle in Monday’s Ferris Invite, winning six events and claiming 28 top six-performances.
    April 23, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Hall goes to great depths

    PRINCETON — The Hall Lady Devils only won one event in Monday’s Ferris Invitational at Princeton. Its’ team depth won the championship.
    April 23, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Chasteen delivers coach’s first win

    LAMOILLE — First year LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lion coach Angie Augspols had to wait a few weeks into the season to get her first win as a head coach, but i ...
    April 23, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Sterling defense

    STERLING — The absence of two key offense starters did not prevent the Princeton Tigresses from continuing their hot play as they earned their seventh ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Paw Paw clips Lions

    LAMOILLE — A late surge by the LaMoille/Ohio Lions wasn’t enough to overcome absentee players and a slow offensive start as they were ousted by the Pa ...
    April 23, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Dorothy Martin

    SHEFFIELD — Dorothy B. Martin, 95, formerly of Sheffield, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Walnut Manor in Walnut.
    April 23, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Donald Burrell

    MESQUITE, Texas — Donald Albert Burrell of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Princeton, died peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Evelyn Smoode

    SPRING VALLEY — Evelyn H. Smoode, 74, of Spring Valley passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home after a battle with cancer.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Joan Beatty

    PHOENIX — Joan T. Beatty, 88, formerly of LaMoille, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Park Regency Senior Living.
    April 21, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Lyle Wolf

    PRINCETON — Lyle Henry Wolf, 88, of Princeton passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Patricia Lee

    PRINCETON — Patricia G. Lee, 64, of Princeton, formerly of St. Charles, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peo ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Lucille Kowal

    PRINCETON — Lucille "Lucy" Kowal, 90, of 1000 Sunshine Drive, Princeton, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Donald Stoner

    PRINCETON — Donald Stephen Stoner, 65, of Princeton passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    April 21, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Gary Mulally

    WASHINGTON, Ill. — Gary Mulally, 76, of Washington, Ill., died at 9:18 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.
    April 21, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Elizabeth Aldrich

    MELLEN, Wis. — Elizabeth "Bette" Aldrich, 98, formerly of Princeton, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Mellen Manor Nursing Home in Mellen, W ...
    April 21, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsAn accident involving Toni L. Fieser, 58, of Peru and Jeremy J. Stover, 20, of Peru occurre ...
    April 23, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of drug paraphernalia Jennifer L. Madsen, 35, of Wyanet was charged with possession of dr ...
    April 23, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violationFrancis A. Sepaniak, 67, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance ...
    April 23, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Accidents A two-vehicle collision involving Alice J. Starker, 79, of Princeton and Gina M. Bassetti, ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentAn accident involving Sarah J. Munson, 38, of Spring Valley and Gabriela Serratos, 27, of Sp ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Contributing to delinquency of a minorKenneth Hancock, 55, of Spring Valley was charged with contrib ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductA 13-year-old Princeton male was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a p ...
    April 21, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Jerry L. Greening, 28, of Spring Valley turned himself in at the Spring Valley Police Department at 6:55 p.m. April 16 on a LaSalle County warrant for ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsBeatrice B. Malembe, 34, of Beardstown was traveling at 10:09 p.m. April 5 on Route 29 ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Terry L. Maltas, 63, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 6 near Oak Street at 7:33 p.m. April 3.
    April 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Oh ... now I get it!

    Last June I wrote to this opinion column concerning a letter and an action, which had been addressed to the churches in the city of Princeton regardin ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! Last week was such a busy week. First and foremost, many churches held services and Easter celebrations. I hope your personal Easter was blessed ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • All about the shoes?

    Back then, it was all about the shoes. The black patent leather ones were placed at the back of the closet, and the new shoe box sat patiently on the ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    OK, I wasn’t too excited about the colder temperatures and snow on Monday, however, it would be difficult to beat the gorgeous weather we had on Satur ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time again to pull out that dusty old shoe box full of black and white memories, my friends. Here we are with another edition of “Headlines from ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • At a loss for words

    As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, my backyard looks like a rabbit rodeo is going on — hopping, racing, jumping — the antics are fun to watch. Robins are frequently visiting the b ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • What could go wrong?

    As I watch the Obamacare saga unfold, it brings another revolutionary idea to mind. The time has com ...
    April 2, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Jamison opens barber shop in Neponset

    NEPONSET — A former barber shop in Neponset has come back to life.Tammy Jamison is owner and operato ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • IVCC hosts manufacturing information session

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College will host an advanced manufacturing information session from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in Room CTC 1 ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Special edition rifle

    David Martin of Mendota and Teri Kramer of Kramer’s Guns and Supplies of rural Ladd hold a special LaSalle County historical edition rifle designed by ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Princeton Electric earns safety award

    PRINCETON — The city of Princeton Electric Department has earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe op ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Hygienic Institute’s centennial open house planned Sunday

    LASALLE — The Hygienic Institute Community Health Center will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sund ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Plant 2014: Make it a successful one

    With the long-term weather forecast looking promising, we might be eager to head out to the fields and start planting, however, I would recommend the ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Nominees sought for Ag Service Award

    The Bureau County Farm Bureau, Bureau County Cattleman’s Association and supporters of Bureau County pork production are sponsoring the Agricultural S ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Soil moisture levels high across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN - Soil moisture levels in Illinois are high in the middle of April, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring ( ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Amia Boutique opens in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Christine Eimer has opened Amia Boutique inside Upscale Resale at 214 W. St. Paul St. in Spring Valley.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • Princeton Electric wins national award

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Electric Department has received a national award for its reliability and customer service.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Prairie Wind Ensemble will present final concert of the season

    EAST PEORIA — The Prairie Wind Ensemble, in residence at Illinois Central College, will present its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. May 9 in ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Auditions are set May 9-10 for ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’

    HENRY — River Valley Players Youth Theatre is seeking young actors ages 5-14 for the youth theatre musical Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at St. Ma ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Friday to Harold Read. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Happy birthday on ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • St. Margaret’s Health receives United Way honor

    SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Health received the United Way Platinum Heart Award. This award recognizes a firm or organization’s deep commitment to ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Upcoming blood drives

    The American Red Cross has announced their upcoming blood drive schedule. There will be a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. May 1 at the First ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • HCCA plans Davenport trip

    The Heritage Corridor Community Associates will travel to Davenport on May 8 to visit the Figge Museum. Lunch will follow at the Bix Bistro at the Hot ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Community Notes

    Life Flight trainingDALZELL — The Dalzell Fire Department will host a Life Flight training class fro ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Bureau Valley announces preschool screenings

    MANLIUS — The preschool screening for upcoming 2014-15 school year for Bureau Valley North and Wyanet South Elementary will be from 8:10 a.m. to 2:30 ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Bradford Scholastic Bowl team places fourth

    The Bradford Junior High Scholastic Bowl team competed at the BVEC Scholastic Bowl tournament March 17 at Allen Junior High School. The team took four ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Princeton Buddy Bags plans inaugural car cruise

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Buddy Bags will hold its inaugural car cruise May 4 in Princeton High School’s north parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:01 pm

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