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  • Princeton boy shares his bounty

    PRINCETON — A rural Princeton boy and his family are sharing his earnings from the family pumpkin patch with the Hall Township Food Pantry i ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Hollowayville United Church of Christ

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — This year marks 155 years since the Hollowayville United Church of Christ was established. As history is told, in the early ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Cook performs at coffeehouse

    Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Cook appeared at the Princeton Coffeehouse Sept. 27 at Open Prairie United Church of Christ. ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • First Person (Jean Welte)

    City: Princeton. Where did you grow up: Lacrosse, Wis. Family: Husband, Joe; children, Kyle, Jody, Erin and Hayden; dog, Wrigley. Occupation ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Annual salad bar luncheon set for Oct. 7

    The women of the Zion (Clarion) Lutheran Church prepare for the annual salad bar luncheon set for Oct. 7. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Community Lenders opens office in Princeton

    PRINCETON — Community Lenders has opened for business in the old Didoughs/Frozerts building, located at 124 S. Main St., Princeton.Jay Gleas ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:19 pm
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  • Princeton boy shares his bounty

    PRINCETON — A rural Princeton boy and his family are sharing his earnings from the family pumpkin patch with the Hall Township Food Pantry in Spring V ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Rosary Rally planned

    DALZELL — A Public Square Rosary Rally will be held at noon Oct. 11 in the St. Thomas More parking lot in Dalzell.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • BMP hosts open house at new site

    Gwen Garver (from left), director of special education for Bureau-Marshall-Putnam Tri-County Special Education Cooperative, speaks at an open house Tu ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Money on their minds at PES

    PRINCETON — Finances, past and present, were on the agenda at Monday’s meeting of the Princeton Elementary School Board.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Spring Valley still debating LED signs

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley aldermen are still at the drawing board when it comes to drafting an ordinance for regulating the LED signs in the city.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Harvest time in Bureau County!

    You don’t have to look too far to see a farmer in the field around Bureau County. This photo, taken on Route 34 between Princeton and Dover, depicts t ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • PHS presents deficit budget

    PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Board of Education has approved a deficit budget for Fiscal Year 2015.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Bureau County voter registration deadline

    On Nov. 4, the general election will be held. Voters will be electing candidates for state offices, local offices and some federal offices. The last d ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Hollowayville United Church of Christ

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — This year marks 155 years since the Hollowayville United Church of Christ was established.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • CROP walk set for Oct. 12

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County CROP Hunger Walk has been set for Oct. 12, starting and ending at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton. This y ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:52 pm
  • Boys soccer

    DePue 2, Roanoke-Benson 2: David Moreno scored both goals for DePue as the Little Giants played to a tie with the Rockets Tuesday at Eureka College. ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:26 pm
  • Girls golf

    At Chapel Hill: Three girls came in with medalist honors Tuesday with Princeton’s Arraia Hicks and Sophia Suarez and St. Bede’s Sydney Eustice all c ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Little sister steals the show

    ORION — In big sister’s final Three Rivers Conference meet, it was little sister that pulled away to steal the show.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Tigresses work for progress

    PRINCETON — The 2014 volleyball season has been a work in progress for Andy Puck and his Princeton Tigresses. On Tuesday, they had a lot of hard work ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • The low clip

    KEWANEE — It was jumbled at the top of the team leaderboard as seven teams placed within six shots of each other Tuesday during Three Rivers Athletic ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Volleyball

    St. Bede 2, Kewanee 0: The Lady Bruins evened their record in Three Rivers East play with a 25-18, 25-21 win at the Academy Tuesday. Sam Whalen led th ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Friday night a big one for the Bruins

    Sam Halm said he and the St. Bede Bruins learned a lesson when they played Rockridge a year ago, a game which saw the Rockets blast the Bruins, 55-20. ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 6)

    Morrison (0-5, 0-3) at Bureau Valley (1-4, 1-2)Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday.BCR insider: The Storm ar ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Baldonado runs back-to-back

    ORION – Al Baldonado was prepared for the hills of Hillcrest Golf Course in rural Orion.During Tuesd ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Senior Spotlight — Chris Shynk

    Name: Chris Shynk. School: Bureau Valley High School. Date/place of birth: Jan. 13, 1997. Hometown: ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Vera Shaffer

    PEORIA — Vera Mae Shaffer, 99, of Peoria, formerly of Ladd, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital in Peor ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Andrew 'Andy' Adams

    ORION — Andrew Scott “Andy” Adams, 21, of Orion, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus in Dav ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Marie Rivara Smania

    SPRING VALLEY — Marie Rivara Smania, 96, of Spring Valley died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the JPO Retirement Home in Dalzell.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • Brenda Barroso

    DEPUE — Brenda Lee Barroso, 67, of DePue died at 11:57 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Alice Peterson

    SPRING VALLEY — Alice Peterson, 96, of Spring Valley died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Heritage Health in LaSalle.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Bradley Phillips

    OHIO, Ill. — Bradley R. Phillips, 61, of Ohio, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Donald Linn

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Donald E. Linn, 87, of Columbus, Ind., a native of Princeton, passed from this life at 9:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Our Hospi ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Andrew Adams

    ORION — Andrew Scott Adams, 21, of Orion, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus in Davenport, ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Julie McDougald

    DEWITT, Iowa — Julie K. McDougald, 55, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, after a brief stay at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in B ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Donald Rapp

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Donald C. Rapp, 70, of 1726 King Phillip Drive, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Princeton, passed peacefully to heaven at his home on M ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents A 16-year-old Buda teen; James K. Skaggs, 27, of Ohio, Ill.; and a 15-year-old Buda teen w ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Manufacture or delivery of cannabis A 17-year-old Princeton male was charged with manufacture or de ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUIGregory M. Pinter, 46, of Spring Valley was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol a ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsRebecca P. Green, 23, of Wyanet and Phyllis A. Hayes, 69, of Sheffield were involved in an ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Endangering the life of a childKaron Green, 37, of Spring Valley was charged with endangering the li ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal consumption of alcoholNicholas S. Decker, 18, of Princeton was charged with disorderly condu ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Angela M. Heuer, 45, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 500 ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Theft/Possession of firearm without FOIDRebecca L. Lunn, 25, of Spring Valley was charged with theft ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Milan men enter guilty pleas

    PRINCETON — Two Milan men have entered guilty pleas in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of false impersonation of a police officer.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Princeton Police

    Aggravated assaultAllen M. Hauck, 31, of Princeton was charged with aggravated assault and resisting ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:40 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 b ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • What’s life like in a big family?

    I don’t need to watch the Duggar family on television to know what life in a big family is like. My parents have nine children — a fact that always se ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Fake IDs generate consequences

    As students have returned to college campuses for a new school year, I want to take this opportunity to remind them of the detrimental ramifications t ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • A different kind of candidate

    It is very easy these days, to become cynical about the government and politics. People often get into government for the wrong reasons and stay there ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • ‘Do the right thing ... vote’

    This is the time that we choose to not vote or to vote. “Helping choose the leaders who will shape y ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We’re officially only a week into fall, and already, the sights and sounds of the season are apparent. Trees around the county are beginning to turn. ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • In response to ‘manic morning’

    This letter is in response to BCR Editor Terri Simon’s column, “Just another manic morning,” published Sept. 20.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • More than just a typical vacation

    I have a deep love for mountains covered in pine trees, the nothingness of South Dakota, the moon-like Badlands, the big sky of Montana, the weirdness ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Preaching to the choir

    Being from the South (which is hotter than the Devil’s hind end, right now), I cherished spending a few days in Princeton, enjoying the cool, windy we ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Ta-da! It’s officially fall. Summer is just a memory now, as we jump head-first into the fall season Monday evening. I love every season for what it b ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Community Lenders opens office in Princeton

    PRINCETON — Community Lenders has opened for business in the old Didoughs/Frozerts building, located at 124 S. Main St., Princeton.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Meister added to Christian Psychological Associates staff

    PRINCETON — Dr. Phil Ladd, co-president, and Christian Psychological Associates are announcing the addition of a new therapist, Mary Jennifer Meister, ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Group to take bus tour of Galesburg

    PERU — Representatives of the Starved Rock Country Alliance are taking a bus tour of Galesburg on Oct. 15 to see how this town has overcome the loss o ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Nichols receives anti-money laundering credential

    EFFINGHAM – Ruthann Nichols of Midland States Bank was recently awarded the CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) credential by the Associ ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Hamer joins Landmark Realty

    PRINCETON — Linda Hamer has joined Landmark Realty of Illinois LLC.Hamer brings to Landmark more tha ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Area realtors attend conference

    PRINCETON — Crystal Lilley, Judy Rediger, Janelle McCarter, Brenda Stanfield and Linda Hamer of Landmark Realty participated in the Illinois Associati ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Spring Valley City Bank honored

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Bank has earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., for the 90th consecutiv ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Ethanol supporters visit Washington

    HENNEPIN – Jason Marquis, the production manager of Marquis Energy, traveled to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14-17 to meet with Congressional officials t ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • State Bank of Cherry honored

    CHERRY — The State Bank of Cherry has earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., for the 85th consecutive quar ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • BVHS FFA receives donation

    MJ Seed Agency, a Pioneer sales agency, has donated $1,000 to the Bureau Valley High School FFA. The agency was awarded this money by DuPont Pioneer f ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Community Notes

    Jewelry salePRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a $5 jewelry sale from 7 ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Clothing pantry in Seatonville

    SEATONVILLE — The Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent, will open a free clothing pantry. The pantry will be open to the community Oct. 11 a ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Prayer gathering

    PRINCETON — On Oct. 5, “Respect Life Sunday,” the National Life Prayer Chain will gather at Veterans Park in Princeton at 2:45 p.m. From 3 to 4 p.m. t ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Mission Possible Kids

    PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church in Princeton is starting a chapter of Mission Possible Kids.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Trunk-or-Treat

    PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St. in Princeton, will host its first-ever Trunk-or-Treat from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy 60th anniversary on Friday to Marvin and Marilyn Johnson. With love from Alvin, Jean, Erica and Ashley; Joe, Bonnie, Dillon, Drew and Michelle ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Safe at Home

    I love my children. I’ll bet you do too, well at least most of the time. Of course we’ve all had our moments, but those usually wane once we come to o ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Who is Gary Sinclair?

    Gary Sinclair is a parent, grandfather and husband currently living in Princeton. He has been married to Jackie for nearly four decades, has a grown s ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • ‘Shots Fired’

    You’re stuck.Trapped in an elevator, office, front seat of a car, wishing you were someplace, any pl ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Utica's inaugural Angel of HopeFest is Oct.5

    UTICA — On Oct. 5, downtown Utica will play host to a legendary Chicago blues band, dozens of talented artisans and one very inspiring artist.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:00 am

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