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  • BVN students celebrate with pie

    WALNUT — Bureau Valley North Students and staff participated in a pie throwing event on May 18. The BVN community collected more than 21,000 ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The first announcement of recruiting stations to be set up in Bureau County was in May 1940. In September , males between the ages of 21 and ...

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    May 22, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • PJWC announce camp scholarship winners

    The Princeton Junior Women’s Club has announced its 2015 camp scholarship winners. The winners are (front row, from left) Phillip Goodale, E ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Baldonado, Detmers receive HBO scholarship

    Alberto Baldonado (left) and Avery Detmers are the recipients of the Hall Booster Organization scholarships at Hall High School. Students ar ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • SBA announces academic awards

    Above: Magdalen Daluga (from left), Kaelyn Condon, Michael Manning, Angeline Needs, Andrew Kim, Benjamin Lucas and Joseph Kim have received ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • SBA announces Citizenship winners

    Cierra Espinoza (from left), Michael Manning, Zoe Postula, Samuel Halm and Emma Perona have received the 2015 Citizenship award. ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:23 pm
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  • A busy summer for SVE

    SPRING VALLEY — It was a full agenda for the Spring Valley Board of Education’s May meeting, ensuring a busy summer for all involved. The meeting was ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Art in the Park set for June 6

    PRINCETON — Local artists and art enthusiasts will come together for a fun, relaxing day at Art in the Park to be held on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a. ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Parting shots ...

    The Princeton High School Class of 2015 gathered for a last group shot on their last day of high school on Thursday, May 21. The seniors will graduate ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • A budget balancing act

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School District has been left at a loss in both finances and staff.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Inviting the Monarchs to Echo Bluff

    SPRING VALLEY — The Daisy Girl Scout Troop 1668 visited Echo Bluff Park on Wednesday, May 20, and planted milkweed plants for the Monarch butterflies.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Reuniting residents with assets, mementos

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ staff will be in Spring Valley on Thursday, May 28, and Princeton on Thursday, June 4, to hel ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • BVN students celebrate with pie

    WALNUT — Bureau Valley North Students and staff participated in a pie throwing event on May 18. The BVN community collected more than 21,000 Box Tops ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Mautino cyberstalking measure passes house

    SPRINGFIELD — Rapidly changing social media and technology drove the Illinois House of Representatives and state Rep. Frank Mautino to unanimously pas ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Bureau County grand jury recently returned the following indictments:• Jorge Sabino, 57, of Lam ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • More collected than ever before

    PRINCETON — This year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held Saturday, May 9, brought in more pounds of food in Bureau County than ever collected before.
    May 20, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Tigresses rally vs. St. Bede

    Down 6-3 in the top of the seventh, the Princeton Tigresses rallied for a 7-6 win over St. Bede in Tuesday's Princeton 2A softball regional at Little ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Pikula, Lady Devils get up to speed

    PRINCETON — Adriana Pikula and the Hall Lady Devils have been a well-oiled machine this softball season. They just needed one inning to kick things in ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Twice as nice Barnett repeats as IESA state champ

    Bureau County has a repeat state champion. Bureau Valley South eighth-grader Saige Barnett won the I ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • IHSA boys track & field sectionals at a glance

    At Bureau Valley (1A)When: Friday - Field events, 4 p.m.; prelims 5 p.m.; finals, 6:30 p.m.Area team ...
    May 20, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Pranka, PHS third in TRAC

    SHERRARD — The Boys Three Rivers Conference Track title came down to the final race of the evening as the Erie-Prophetstown (EP) Panthers edged the St ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Storm wins one for their coach

    MANLIUS — The day did not start out with good news Monday, May 18 for the Bureau Valley softball program with the passing of Jerry Humphrey, father of ...
    May 20, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Senior Spotlight — Riley Francis

    Name: Riley Francis. School: Bureau Valley High School Date/place of birth: Sept. 27, 1996; CGH Medi ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Princeton USBC WBA City Tournament 1

    The Ultra Chicks won the Princeton USBC WBA City tournament, including Kathy Layton (left), Shannon Allen and Trudi Colby.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Princeton USBC WBA City Tournament 2

    Team handicap champions for the Princeton USBC WBA City tournament were Sandy Bores (from left), Bretta Klein and Breanna Sorrenson.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • IVCC hosts Little Eagles basketball camp

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College men’s basketball team will host the Little Eagles Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Alma Rimington

    ELMWOOD — Alma Louise Rimington, 85, of the Villages, Fla., passed away Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Villages Cornerstone Hospice. She was formerly of ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Milburn Rimmele

    PERU — Milburn F. “Barney” Rimmele, 93, of Peru died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
    May 21, 2015 - 7:59 am
  • Ila Lewis

    CANTON — Ila M. Lewis, 91, of Canton passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton.
    May 18, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Dorothy Anderson

    PRINCETON — Dorothy J. Anderson, 87, of Princeton passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    May 18, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Paul Hildebrand

    PRINCETON — Leslie Paul Hildebrand, 91, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    May 18, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Brian Hildebrand

    PRINCETON — The memorial service for Brian Lee Hildebrand, 76, of Princeton, who passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, has been moved to the Christ Comm ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Clarence Pierson

    PRINCETON — Clarence Richard Pierson, 86, of Princeton passed away Friday, May 15, 2015. Arrangement ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Nellie Cattani

    LADD — Nellie L. Cattani, 86, of Ladd passed away at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Manor Court in Peru.
    May 18, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Brian Hildebrand

    PRINCETON — Brian Lee Hildebrand, 76, of Princeton passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015. Brian was bor ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Nicholas Trahd

    PRINCETON — Nicholas “Nick” Trahd, 63, of Princeton died Monday, May 11, 2015, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
    May 15, 2015 - 8:40 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Following a traffic stop, a 15-year-old boy of Spring Valley and a 16-year-old boy of P ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Disorderly conductDoss E. Pullen, 55, of Spring Valley was charged with disorderly conduct, obstruct ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsChristopher C. Coffeld, 54, of Rockford was charged with driving under the influence, posse ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Criminal damage to government propertyBrandon W. Malanowski, 18, of Woodridge was charged with crimi ...
    May 20, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Philip K. Briddick, 35, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1 ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Criminal damage to propertyIsaiah C. Austin, 19, of Tiskilwa was charged with criminal damage to pro ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Craig B. McMath, 29, of Davenport, Iowa, was picked up on Interstate 80 near Mile Marker 82 in LaSalle County at 11:53 p.m. May 9 on a Henry County wa ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Jeremy C. Pinter, 29, of Ladd was picked up on Route 89 near the Route 6 and 89 junct ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Warrant arrestRonald R. Benevento, 45, of Walnut was arrested for a LaSalle County warrant at 12:38 ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illegal consumption of alcohol A 17-year-old Spring Valley male and Jerome Triplett, 18, of Ottawa, ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The first announcement of recruiting stations to be set up in Bureau County was in May 1940. In September , males between the ages of 21 and 35 had to ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Personal integrity

    Lawmakers in the Illinois House are considering a deeply troubling piece of legislation that would compel medical personnel in Illinois to violate the ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • In the middle ...

    Being raised the daughter of the town’s public defender was bound to have its consequences. I may have been the only kindergartner in the history of S ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    As valued readers of the Bureau County Republican, I’d like to chat with you for a few minutes to make you aware of a few changes that are taking plac ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • The Three Days of Darkness

    We are witnessing wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, famines, water shortages, epidemics, and this is the first of a two-fold chastisem ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Public safety is a priority

    Years of law enforcement experience have taught us we can’t arrest and prosecute our way out of society’s problems with crime. We need to prevent, as ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Local government units trying to become less accountable, less transparent to taxpayers

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to move beyond success ...
    May 15, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • And the band played on

    In one edition of your newspaper nearly two years ago, you carried a front-page picture from a rehearsal of the Princeton Community Band. Below it lis ...
    May 13, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Birds of a feather

    She was kind of scraggly — at least as robins go. With a much paler breast than her male counterpart, Robin Red Breast didn’t really fit her very well ...
    May 19, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope each and every one of you were able to celebrate a great Mother’s Day holiday. Whether you went out to eat, enjoyed a quiet day at home or had ...
    May 11, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • A busy time of year ...

    Spring has sprung, and summer is right around the corner. I am about to finish my freshman year at LaMoille High School. 
    May 22, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • USDA, NASS to conduct survey

    SPRINGFIELD — During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two maj ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Agencies begin Homegrown By Heroes

    BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host a first-of-its-kind statewide gathering for organ ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • TCI Manufacturing and Equipment Sales earns safety award

    SPRINGFIELD — TCI Manufacturing & Equipment Sales was recognized with a Rock Solid Safety Award at the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IA ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Food service course is planned June 6

    SPRING VALLEY — A Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course will be offered at St. Margaret’s Hospital, 600 E. First St., Spring Valley, fr ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • IVCC sessions planned for CPT program

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College will host an advanced manufacturing information session including the Certified Production Technician (CPT ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • The Makery opens for business

    PRINCETON — Jennifer Kinsman is having a grand opening celebration Saturday, May 23, for her business called The Makery, located at 512 S. Main St. in ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Schulte retires from Perry Memorial Hospital

    PRINCETON — Judy Schulte, Perry Memorial Hospital Surgery Unit secretary, was recently honored with a retirement tea after 25 years and six months of ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • USDA Rural Development launches new website

    CHAMPAIGN — USDA Rural Development has launched a new website to enhance program accessibility and customer service.
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • USDA to survey pork producers for inventories and farrowing intentions

    SPRINGFIELD — Beginning in late May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact pork producers ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Adventures with old probate records

    PRINCETON — The regular monthly meeting of the Bureau County Genealogical Society will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Society library at 629 S. ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Community Notes

    Rotary meetingWALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut will host Rachel Dean, communications manager for G ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • PJWC announce camp scholarship winners

    The Princeton Junior Women’s Club has announced its 2015 camp scholarship winners. The winners are (front row, from left) Phillip Goodale, Erah Goodal ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • I-READ program will offer free volunteer tutor training sessions

    OGLESBY — The I-READ Adult Literacy Program at Illinois Valley Community College will conduct free volunteer tutor training sessions in June.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Covered Bridge Chorus is working on its 2015 music show

    PRINCETON — This year’s theme for the Covered Bridge Chorus’ show is ‘50s and ‘60s Doo Wop music. Some of the songs that will be sung include: “Breaki ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Sunday, May 24, to Julia Cain. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Special b ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • DAR members attend state conference

    PRINCETON — Seven members of the Princeton-Illinois Chapter NSDAR attended the 119th State Conference for the Illinois State Organization of the Daugh ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Gerards will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gerard of 123 First St., Bradford, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3 ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Eckbergs will celebrate 30th wedding anniversary

    Dr. and Mrs. Gary Eckberg of Princeton will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 24.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Stage 212 announces ‘Aladdin, Jr.’ auditions

    LASALLE — Stage 212 has announced auditions for the children’s theater production, “Aladdin, Jr.” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, and Friday ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:25 pm

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