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  • Auction Calendar Sept. 20 - Oct. 22

    Sept. 20 — W. Jonaway estate, real estate, heavy equipment, vehicles, boats, trailers, antiques, unique items, 8:30 a.m., 16418 Prairieville Road, Ste ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • Ladd election petitions available on Tuesday

    LADD — Petitions for the office of Ladd village trustee will be available on Tuesday from the Ladd Village Clerk.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:12 pm
  • Petitions will be available Tuesday in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Clerk Becky Hansen has announced petitions for the consolidated election to be held April 7, 2015, will be availabl ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:12 pm
  • Vendor fair to benefit endometriosis sufferers

    HENNEPIN — There will be a vendor fair during the Hennepin town-wide garage sales on Sept. 27 with charity at its heart.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:15 pm
  • Arlington’s St. Patrick celebrates 150 years

    ARLINGTON — After a year-long series of activities and projects, St. Patrick Parish of Arlington will celebrate its sesquicentennial tomorrow, Sunday, ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • Closing the crossing

    MALDEN — Malden/Zearing area residents have heard from Burlington Northern Santa Fe representatives who want to close one of their railroad crossings, ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • Tax hike

    PRINCETON — Princeton taxpayers will see a one-year adjustment to their property tax bills next year when it comes to paying for general obligation bo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • A close-up look at the new Hall High School

    SPRING VALLEY — Students from the drafting class at the Area Career Center got the chance to tour the construction of the future Hall High School Thur ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:10 pm
  • BCUW kicks off 2015 campaign

    PRINCETON — The goal thermometer is up; campaign chairpersons have been announced; and the first fundraiser event is close to teeing-off.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Demolition set for downtown Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — Demolition activity is about to take place in Spring Valley’s downtown area.On Monda ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Another sweep for Tigresses

    Another night, another sweep for the Princeton Tigresses’ tennis teams.The latest victim was Rochell ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:24 am
  • Bruins win second-half runaway

    PERU —The Princeton Tigers were knocking on the door Friday with the ball on the 1-yard line, looking to score a potential go-ahead touchdown on the S ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:26 am
  • The great Alaskan fishing experience

    During the second week of August, Judd Scott and his son, Judson, along with friend Brad Shaffer, left for Alaska to try their luck pursuing black bea ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:25 am
  • Booker named as St. Bede baseball coach

    PERU — St. Bede Academy has closed the books on its search for a new head baseball coach.On Thursday ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:27 am
  • Storm going for the gold in TRAC East

    MANLIUS — After taking down Amboy, Kewanee, Stark County and Hall to win four straight, a Three Rivers East Conference matchup with their rivals from ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:17 am
  • Storm’s thunder too much for Boilers

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Storm came into Friday’s Three Rivers Conference matchup against Kewanee knowing they were better than their 0-3 record re ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:20 am
  • Orion clips Hall in OT

    SPRING VALLEY — The Orion Chargers snuck away with a 21-20 overtime win over the Hall Red Devils at Nesti Stadium Friday.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:24 am
  • Booker to coach Bruins baseball

    Bill Booker has been named as the new head baseball coach at St. Bede Academy, takng over for longtime coach John Bellino who retired at the end of la ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Volliein' for Babies

    The Hall Lady Devils (left) and the Bureau Valley Storm (right) not only squared off at the net Tuesday for some volleyball, they also teamed up for a ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 4)

    Princeton (2-1, 1-0) at St. Bede (2-1, 1-0) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Bede Academy.At a gla ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • Marilyn Berry

    OTTUMWA, Iowa — Marilyn Lucille Carlson Berry, 90, formerly of 616 Pennsylvania Ave., passed away to be with her Lord at 10:03 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Anne Dinges

    LAMOILLE — Anne Dinges, 77, of LaMoille died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Mendota Community Hospital.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Les Conkling

    KEMPTON — E. Leslie “Les” Conkling, 82, of Kempton passed away at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Heritage Health in Dwight.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Marian Sankey

    PRINCETON — Marian Grace Sankey, 83, passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 15, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Thomas Seidel

    PRINCETON — Thomas Allen Seidel, 79, of Princeton died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • John Montgomery

    WINNEBAGO — John E. Montgomery, 80, of Winnebago passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in his home with his family by his side.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Corrine Lonergan

    MACOMB — Corrine Ann Lonergan, 87, of Macomb passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Dorothy Campbell

    PRINCETON — Dorothy L. Campbell, 77, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 13, 2014, at Liberty Village here in Princeton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Tom Seidel

    PRINCETON — Tom Seidel of Princeton passed away at 8:32 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Ruth Huskey

    WYANET — Ruth Bissett Huskey, 90, of Wyanet, formerly of Waynesburg, Pa., died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at her home in Wyanet.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:25 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

    Disorderly conductDoss E. Pullen, 54, of Spring Valley was charged with disorderly conduct at Valley ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:00 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
  • Spring Valley Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving Jennifer C. Judd, 96, of Hennepin and Marisol Patt ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers David M. Gillespie, 69, of Princeton and C ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftMercedes N. Sandoval, 20, of DePue was charged with retail theft from Walmart at 4:05 p. ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by David J. Fitzgerald, 39, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Joe N. MacKenzie, 27, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the 300 blo ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Criminal damage to property Justin R. Sedam, 21, of Peru was charged with criminal damage to propert ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:15 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
  • Just another manic morning

    Let me just start by saying I’ve had a good share of birthdays. While I will be eternally grateful for every birthday I have, many of you will underst ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • Searching for the muse

    Well ... here we are again. I’ve been at my new job for almost two weeks now, and at the time that I am writing this, I still possess roughly the same ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment. Following a surgical ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

    As students head back to school this September, we encourage parents to visit the Neponset Public Library and make sure their children and teens sign ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, another Homestead Festival has come and gone, and I hope you enjoyed every minute of it. Wow! There were a ton of activities for folks of all ag ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • A farewell to a gifted editorialist ...

    Great talent comes rarely to a few special individuals, and Greg (Wallace) is in that league. As an avid follower of Greg’s humorous writings and skil ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Food Court 9-11

    Now’s the time to come up with some hearty squash recipes. All kinds of squash are coming on in your gardens, so try some new recipes to change some o ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • What’s recyclable?

    Thank you Princeton City Council for publishing the actual list of what is and is not accepted at the recycling center. As I’m sure many people did, I ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Lions Clubs offers much ... to many

    The Princeton Lions Club has been involved in the city of Princeton and Bureau County area for 89 years this October. We are proud to be one of the ol ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:20 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
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Feeding from the inside out

    Every fall, junior cattle exhibitors and their families search far and wide for that perfect heifer calf. They can travel thousands of miles and look ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Larkey to speak at Walnut Rotary Club

    WALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut announced Kevin Larkey, organizer of the fourth Corn Picker Reunion in Walnut, will be speaking at its Wednesday me ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall and warm temperatures continued throughout the state last week. A few cases of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans were reported in some parts ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:24 am
  • Carus looking for memories

    LASALLE — Carus Corporation will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is asking the community to share memories, stories and photos which help ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • America celebrates U.S. Constitution

    PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution reminds everyone that Sept. 17 began the natio ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:27 pm
  • PAC announces upcoming auditions

    PRINCETON — Auditions for this year’s PAC children’s Christmas musical are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie Arts Center thea ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:27 pm
  • Birthday Celebration

    A birthday celebration for Evelyn (Newman) Hansen and Edith (Newman) Behnke will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in Fellowship Hall at the Fir ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:27 pm
  • Ladd Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday

    LADD — The Ladd Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.Members will be given the results of ch ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:26 pm
  • Red/Yellow Paintball Challenge this weekend

    SPRING VALLEY — Hall Township’s Echo Bluff Park will host a Red/Yellow game for paintball enthusiasts from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. This event is an org ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:26 pm
  • Make Someone Happy Sept. 20

    • Happy 95th birthday to Ruth Pinter. From your kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. • Happy anniver ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Community Notes Sept. 20

    Blood drive BUDA — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at t ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • Native American to speak at genealogical meeting

    PRINCETON — The Sept. 25 meeting of the Bureau County Genealogical Society will feature a program presented by Jerry Savage of LaSalle.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Rotary Club of Walnut will host Bev Malooley

    WALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut has announced Bev Malooley of the Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College will speak ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Princeton Public Library Film Festival to highlight Widmark and the Wild West

    PRINCETON — Although he made his Hollywood reputation early on as a film noir villain, Princeton native Richard Widmark starred in well over a dozen W ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:22 pm

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